Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX


Deborah Nell Oldham

January 30, 1951September 2, 2019

Deborah Nell Oldham, 68, of Powderly, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Paris Regional Medical Center following a motor vehicle accident in which she and her husband were involved. Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Myre & Rev. Lucas McManus officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Deborah, the daughter of Leo & Avis Whiteley Howerton, was born January 30, 1951, in Carlsbad, NM. During her career she was a Human Resource Manager. At the time of her passing, she was survived by her husband, Carl Oldham. Carl passed away Sept. 3, 2019. Survivors include her mother, Avis Howerton of Carlsbad, NM, two children; Darla Henry of Como and Doug Lewis of Artesia, NM, grandchildren; Mattison, Matthew, and Morgan, siblings; Kathy Munson & husband Butch of Paris, Sharon Valenzuela & husband Robert of Carlsbad, NM and Brenda Abernathy & husband Irby of Carlsbad, NM along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends. Casket bearers will be: Robert Valenzuela, Butch Munson, Robby Munson, Joe Nicholas, Robert Nymeyer, and Richard Najera.


  • Robert Valenzuela
  • Butch Munson
  • Robby Munson
  • Joe Nicholas
  • Robert Nymeyer
  • Richard Najera


  • Family Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Interment Friday, September 6, 2019


Deborah Nell Oldham

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Butch Munson

September 7, 2019

Debbie, I have known and loved you so many years. You were working at the shamrock truck stop. I introduced you to Doug then you introduced me to your sister that I have been been married to for 51 years so you were stuck with me as a brother in law. I love you and will miss you very much.

Delicia Smith

September 6, 2019

A tragedy. Deb was a beautiful, elegant Lady on the inside and out. She had the heart of a giver. Touched many lives with her smile and zest for life. Was a motherly figure to many.
Prayers of comfort and strength to Avis, Darla, Mattison and all family members .

Patty Steirer

September 5, 2019

Deb, I will always cherish our friendship. The Good Times that we shared over the years will always remain in the treasure chest of my dearest memories. God blesses this world with special people. You were one of those. Thank you so much for being the person you were in this life. Thank you for being the teacher of true compassion and forgiveness. They both came so natural to you. I will always miss you, but the memories you have left me with will bring many smiles to my face and warmth to my heart when I think of you. ❤

Linda and Phil Carrell

September 5, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you thru this time of sorrow over the loss of Debbie and Carl. She was always happy and uplifting to our family any time we were together. We remember her praising God and singing like an angel many years in our church. She will be missed! Sorry we never got to meet her husband. Love to all of her family! Phil and Linda Carrell

Tana Peurifoy

September 5, 2019

When you married Doug and mom married into the Lewis family, you became my aunt. I have always thought you were so beautiful inside and out. I use to watch you as a young girl (not creepily haha) and just think you could be a movie star. So beautiful, spunky and funny. I remember you living behind us (in a little house) on our property when we lived in Roswell. Dink and Darla were pretty young then. Facebook brought us together again. You always told Gayla and I that you loved us with a term of endearment. You are some of my earliest memories and definitely a bright spot in those memories. You were special. I love you dear sweet lady!

Roxanne Lara

September 5, 2019

Deb was one of those people I loved instantly. Her zest for life and her joyful spirit brightened the days I got to be around her. ❤️