Shirley Whiteside Duffield Gore 

March 3, 1931 ~ November 19, 2023

Shirley Whiteside Duffield Gore was born near Frankston, TX, on March 3, 1931.  She was an angel on earth who went home to her Lord and Savior to be an angel in heaven, on November 19, 2023, at the age of 92.

She never met a stranger, always making people feel welcome regardless of the circumstances.  The ever present smile on her face let you know her

heart was large and held the love of many family and friends.  There was always room for a "new" family member or a new friend.

She married Joe Duffield in November of 1950 and remained his wife until his death in 1981.  They had four children together: Rusty, JB, Tim, and Luann.

They lived several places but chose to call Winnsboro home.  He worked many years at Newman Brothers Ford and she worked, as well, for many years with Sears Roebuck.  They were very proud that all of their children graduated from Winnsboro High School.

After the death of Joe, in 1981, she spent a few years devoting a lot of her time to her grandkids. Then in June of 1990, she remarried to John Gore of Winnsboro.  They lived several places but mostly in Arkansas where she became a huge "Razorback" fan.  She lost John in 2017, after which she

chose to move back to Winnsboro to be near family and old friends.  She had recently moved to Sulphur Springs where she lived with her daughter and family until her death.

She is survived by her three sons and spouses: Rusty and Debbie Duffield of Longview, J.B. and Joann Duffield of Sugar Land, and Tim and Joyce Duffield of Lake Conroe.  She was also survived by one daughter and spouse, Luann and Scott Norris of Sulphur Springs.  She was blessed to have 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren who all got to know and love their "Nanny".

A memorial service will be held at the Winnsboro Church of Christ on Saturday, 11/25, at 2:00pm.    All of her family and friends are urged to attend.

​OBITUARIES - East Texas

Lt. Col. Jerrel Donald Oliver

August 2, 1934 ~ November 19, 2023

Lieutenant Colonel Jerrel Donald Oliver, US Army (Retired) passed away on November 18, 2023, at the age of 89 while in residence at Autumn Wind Senior Living Community in Winnsboro, Texas.

Jerrel was born in Timpson, Texas on August 2nd, 1934, to Hilliard Watts Oliver and Ollie Ray Oliver.

Jerrel graduated from Timpson High School in 1951. He enlisted in the US Army in January 1953. After serving several years in the enlisted ranks, he applied for and was accepted into the US Army's Officer Candidate School and commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation. He served in the 82nd & 101st Airborne Divisions and was awarded the US Army Master Parachutist Badge. He served in Korea, Vietnam, Germany, Washington, DC as well as numerous other military bases in the US. He retired from the US Army in 1973 after 20 years of service. After his military career, Jerrel became a licensed real estate agent and tax preparer and office manager for H&R Block. He was a Master Mason and Shriner. Jerrel had a love for all animals, especially dogs and horses, and had a passion for trophy peacock bass fishing in South America.

Jerrel is survived by his wife, Betty; three children by his first wife, Judy L. Bright, Barry G. Oliver, Donna G. Walton and son in-law, John A. Walton; his former wife of 34 years, Claudia Robinson; his sisters Peggy Haden and Linda Kaye Grimes; and his brother Jimmy Wayne Oliver.

He was predeceased by his parents, Hilliard Oliver, and Ollie Oliver; his first wife, Dorothy Dell Largent (mother of his children); daughter, Cherrie W. Russell and granddaughter, Brandi Russell, and brother Jackie Preston Oliver.

The children would like to give their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff at Autumn Wind Assisted Senior Living Community in Winnsboro, Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab in Sulphur Springs. and the VA affiliated Right at Home Health Care in Winnsboro for their patience, kindness and attentive care given to our father.

To honor our father's wishes, there will be no funeral service. We invite you to remember and celebrate Jerrel D. Oliver's memory in your own way.