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George W. Hargroves, 97, of Paris

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George W. Hargroves, 97, of Paris, passed away, Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, March 26, 2018, in the open air pavilion at Evergreen Cemetery, with the Rev. Tim Marks officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

George, the son of Wes and Stella Webb Hargroves, was born on August 25, 1920, in Lamar County. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, receiving Radar Operator training in California and was stationed in the Philippines. He received the American Theatre Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the WWII Victory Medal.

He married Maxcine Allen on January 18, 1947, in Robstown, Texas. They were married 57 years.

He worked for Babcock & Wilcox for 30 years as an X-Ray Technician, before retiring in 1978,

He spent his retirement years working in his garden, around his home, and messing with antique cars.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxcine, his sister Margaret Dempsey, and his twin brother James.

Survivors include his children, Cheryre and husband Edson Marlar of Mesquite, Richard of Woodward, Oklahoma., Bobby and wife Iva of Paris, Annette and husband, Glen Boote of College Station; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Amanda, Ray, Ava, and Jace Fernandez, and Courtney, Megan, and Sonya Hargroves.

If desired memorials may be made to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial or a charity of your choice.

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