County Messenger Obituaries
Nov & Dec 1999
The following obituaries are in alphabetical order by last name (use the "searcher" on the Home page, or Edit/Find on this page to find other names in text):
Allison, Floyd Lee - Oct 17, 1942 - Dec 17, 1999 Graveside service for Floyd Lee Allison, 57, of Weatherford was Monday, Dec. 20,at Allison Cemetery in Bridgeport. Allison died Dec. 17, 1999, in Weatherford. Born Oct. 17, 1942, in Bridgeport, he was a former resident of Bridgeport and a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy, and two brothers, Richard and Billy Allison. He is survived by one brother, Harold Allison of Bridgeport; and one sister, Helen Stamper of Clarksville.
Bagwell, Cleophus, June 14, 1926 - Nov 24, 1999 Service for Cleophus Bagwell, 73, of Boyd, was Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Boyd Church of Christ. Steve Weeks officiated. Burial followed at the Boyd Cemetery. Bagwell died Nov. 24, 1999, in Boyd. Born June 14, 1926, in Carbon Hill, Ala., he married Robbie Lee Henderson on Jan. 24, 1946, in Fayette, Ala. He worked in agriculture as a mlling supervisor and served in the U.S. Navy during World War 11. He was a member of the Boyd Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Bagwell and Isia Sprinkle Bagwell. He is survived by his wife, Robbie Bagwell; sons, Michael and wife Francine Bagwell and Kevin Bagwell; daughters, Patricia Phelps and husband Don, Rebecca Gallagher and husband Jerry; sisters, Maudine Beasley, Kitty Sloas, Dimple Helms and Sally Bagwell; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were John Phillips, Kristopher Bagwell, David Bagwell, Brian Bagwell, Wayne Roy, Dewayne Miller, Tom Barnett and Justin Gallagher.
Barnes, Beve Allen - May 30, 1914 - Dec 13, 1999 Service for Beve Allen Barnes, 85, of Alvord was to be Thursday, Dec. 16, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. Ryan Morrison was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the Chico Cemetery. Barnes was born on May 30, 1914, in Memphis, Texas. She died Dec. 13, 1999, in Irving. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Marvin Earl Barnes. She was a member of the Alvord Church of Christ. Barnes is survived by: two sons, Bill Barnes of Oakland Park, Fla. and Bob Barnes of Irving; one daughter, Sarah Kaps of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Libby Hancock of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Billy Barnes of Frankfort, Germany, Mike Barnes of Trophy Club, Roxann Wright of Fort Worth, Leia Hatzenbihler of Denver, Colo., Mary Barnes and John Barnes of Oakland Park, Fla. and Daniel Marcum of Orlando, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Chris, David, John and Mike Barnes; and Jerrod and Chet Niblett.
Boulware, Raymond H. "Bo", Oct 6, 1934 - Nov 29, 1999 Service for Raymond H. 'Bo" Boulware will be Thursday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. in Pleasant View Baptist Church in Chico. The Rev. Gary Demmitt will officiate and burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery. Boulware died Nov. 29, 1999, in Decatur. Born Oct. 6, 1934, in Decatur, Boulware was a life- time resident of Wise County. He was a rancher and a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Rex and Dorothy Boulware of Argyle; a niece, Laurie Guthrie of Tyler; a nephew, Scott Boulware of Nacogdoches; an uncle, J.B. "Booty' Boulware and his wife Cleo of Bridgeport; two aunts, Flow Phillips of Bridgeport and Dorothy Phillips of Weatherford; and numerous cousins. Pallbearers will be Charles Kaker, G.B. Funk, Eddie Huckabee, Billy Fred Walker, Lawrence Holley, Eldon Kaker, Ray Rankin and Carl White.
Boyd, Mina Ruth Pittman - Aug 5, 1914 - Dec 25, 1999 Graveside service for Mina Ruth Pittman Boyd, 85, of Bridgeport was Dec. 28 in the Fulton Cemetery near Walnut Springs with the Rev. Marvin Moore officiating. Boyd died Dec. 25, 1999, in Decatur. She was born on Aug. 5, 1914, in Walnut Springs to John and Julia Jackson Pittman. She was raised and educated in Walnut Springs where she was a member of the Walnut Springs Memorial Methodist Church. She was married to Orren Harry Griffin and he preceded her in death. She later married Homer Boyd. She was a resident of Bridgeport for many years. Boyd is survived by one daughter, Doris Polnac and her husband Kenneth of Paradise; two sons, Wesley Griffin and his wife Temple of Hurst and Lesley Griffin and his wife Tommie of Arlington; four brothers, James Pittman of Norman, Okla., William Pittman of Corvallis, Ore., Clinton Pittman of Phoenix, Ariz. and Harold Pittman of Stephenville; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great- grandson.
Brown, Edna R. - Jan 31, 1912 - Dec 19, 1999 Memorial service for Edna R. Brown, 87, of Decatur will be in Florida following cremation. Brown died Dec. 19, 1999, at Decatur Community Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1912, in Wheeling, W.Va., she was a homemaker. She married Paul T. Brown on June 6, 1931, in West Virginia. She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Brown. She is survived by her husband, Paul Brown of Decatur; one son, Gene Brown of Decatur; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Burke, C.M. "Moran" - Mar 7, 1919 - Dec 4, 1999 Service for C.M. "Moran" Burke, 80, was Monday, Dec. 6 at the First Baptist Church in Brownwood. Dr. Ron Cook and Dr. L.L. Morris officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Burke died Dec. 4, 1999, at his home in Brownwood. Born March 7, 1919 in Denton, Burke was enrolled at North Texas State University when he was called to military service in 1941. He married Mildred Slater and spent the next 35 years in the banking profession. He was a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Midland, Corpus Christi, and Brownwood. He retired and moved to Brownwood with his wife where they built and. managed several rental properties. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Burke of Early; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Carpenter of Waco; three grandchildren, J.T., Mary Margaret and Anne Carpenter, all of Waco; two brothers, H.F. Burke of Denton and Chalmers Burke of Tyler; four sisters, Gertrude Dorsey of Grand Prairie, Muriel Waldrop of,Arlington, Barbara Orr of Denton and Ruth Patterson of Abilene; and a brother-in-law and sister-in- law; Wayne and Evalyn Matthews of Uvalde.
Burns, Zettie Zeola - Apr 30, 1916 - Dec 22, 1999 Service for Zettie Zeola Burns, 83, of Decatur was Thursday, Dec. 23, at Bell Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery. Rev. Doug Vaughn officiated. Burns died Dec. 22, 1999, in Grapevine. Born April 30, 1916, in Shreveport, La., she was married to the late Homer Britton Burns in Dallas on Dec. 29, 1935. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Burns. Survivors include three sons, Homer Britton Burns Jr., of Wimberly, Charles Burns of Decatur and Harold Burns of Alvord; two daughters, Lynde York of Keller and Dian Carter of Decatur; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wade Emerson, Wes Hendry, Darrell Wood, Craig Leverette, Randy York, Britt, Michael and Mark Burns, Charles Bums Jr., Carl Price, Dale Watts, Craig Holmes and Brian Reed.
Byrne, Jackie Bruce - Oct 4, 1938 - Dec 9, 1999 Graveside service for Jackie Bruce Byrne, 65, of Haslet was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Aurora Cemetery. Byrne was born Oct. 4, 1938, in Van Horn. He died Dec. 9, 1999, in Arlington. He was a retired business agent for a meat cutter and grocery. He married Linda Faye Rene Williams in Sweetwater on Feb. 29, 1964. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Haslet; his son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Missy Byrne of Rhome; and two grandchildren, Drayden and Bailey Byrne of Rhome.
Chapman, J.R. Fleet - Aug 14, 1915 - Dec 16, 1999 Graveside service for J.R. Fleet Chapman, 84, of Paradise, was Monday, Dec. 20, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated. Chapman died Dec. 16, 1999, in Fort Worth. Born Aug. 14, 1915, in Chico, he was a resident of Paradise for 50 years, a U.S. Army veteran of World War 11, a member of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge No. 587 and retired from television sales and service. He is survived by two brothers, Woodard Chapman and Ferrell Chapman of Paradise; one sister, Cloyce Grisham of Paradise; nephews James Grisham, Jr., of Paradise and Ron and Donald Chapman of Decatur.
Coleman, Bennye Faye - May 30, 1928 - Dec 25, 1999 Service for Bennye Faye Coleman, 71, of Plainview, was to be Thursday, Dec. 30, at the New Fellowship Baptist Church in Plainview. The Rev. Edward Jennings was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Plainview Memorial Park. Coleman died Dec. 25, 1999, in Plainview. Born May 30, 1928, in Ardmore, Okla., she married Carl Coleman in 1946 in Decatur. She moved to Plainview 43 years ago from Decatur. She was president of the Usher Board of the New Fellowship Baptist Church in Plainview. She is survived by six sons, Tyrone, Dwight, Ronald, Danny, Bobby and Ben F. Coleman, all of Plainview; two daughters, Carlene Willis and Debra Acy, both of Plainview; four sisters, Dorothy Bell, Janet Minor and Carol Dansby, all of Decatur and Gwen Morgan of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.
Davis, Maxine - Dec 15, 1912 - Dec 25, 1999 Graveside service for Maxine Davis, 87, of Grapevine was Dec. 28 at the Aurora Cemetery. Davis died on Dec. 25, 1999, in Grapevine. She was born on Dec. 15, 1912, in Rhome. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Bobby Dietz Davis of Dallas; and two daughters, Edith Louise Curry of Snow, Okla. and Betty Maxine Casad of Whitesboro.
Ebner, Leona Bell - Sept 13, 1926 - Dec 28, 1999 Service for Leona Bell "Granny Lee" Ebner, 73, of Boyd, was to be Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Christian Hawkins Chapel in Boyd. Sharon Jardon was to provide the eulogy. Ebner died on Dec. 28, 1999, in Boyd. She was born on Sept. 13, 1926, in Fort Worth. She married Royce Arlington Ebner in Yuma, Ariz. on May 30, 1965. She was a housewife and had lived in Boyd for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack V. Lane; and her grandson, Colton Allen Ebner. Ebner is survived by her husband of 34 years, Royce of Boyd; a son, Guy Ebner of Boyd; a sister, Alice Allred of Cleburne; three grandchildren, ,Stephanie, Guy Jr. and Clayton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Evans, David T., Jr. 1922-1999 Memorial service for the Rev. Dr. David T. Evans, Jr., 77, of Laguna Hills, Calif., will be Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. Evans died Dec. 31, 1999, in Anaheim, Calif. He was the father of David T. Evans III of Decatur. Born Oct. 1, 1922, in San Antonio, he graduated from the University of Texas in 1946. He worked for Gulf Oil Co. in Houston and earned his MBA in mangement from the University of Houston. He received his Bachelor of Theology and his Master of Theology from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He moved to Bridgeport in 1959 where he served the First Presbyterian Church. He oversaw construction of a new church building, founded the Bridgeport Library and was active in the Bridgeport Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, May Blossom Hornsnell, in 1999. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Madge Cushing Evans of Laguna Hills; a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Evans Hammer and husband David G. Hammer of Coldwater, Mich.; a son, David T. Evans, III and wife Marie of Decatur; a daughter, Julia Gabriella Evans of St. Petersburg, Fla.; step-sons, Clark Cushing Francis of Louisville, Ky and Steven Erickson Francis of Laguna Beach, Calif.; grandsons Elliott Evans Collins and Grant David Collins; granddaughters, Treasa Elizabeth Evans and Christine Marie Evans, both of Decatur, and Gabrielle Brianna Evans of St. Petersburg; a brother, John Beauont Evans and wife Claire Greaves of Houston.
Garrett, Nita - Aug 20, 1925 - Dec 29, 1999 Service for Nita Garrett, 74, of Bridgeport, was Friday, Dec. 31, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Dr. Bill Dye presided. Burial followed at the West Bridgeport Cemetery. Garrett died Dec. 29, 1999, in Denton. She was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Dallas. She had resided in Bridgeport since 1946. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. She married Jimmie Garrett on Jan. 18, 1946, in Dallas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1995. Garrett is survived by one son, Butch Garrett and his wife Janet of Bridgeport; a grandson, Willie Garrett and his wife Robin of Bridgeport; a grand-daughter, Betty Wilks and her husband Tony of Antelope; two great-grandsons, J.D. and Grayson; a brother, Billy Beaumont of Westminister; and a nephew, John Noe of Anna. Pallbearers were David Carlton, Rick Foster, Wayne Steward, Jack Weiland, Doug Ward, Charles Trail, Jimmy Harmes and Wesley Cantrell. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Bridgeport building fund.
Garrison, Bobby Ray, Sept 27, 1931 - Nov 26, 1999 Service for Bobby Ray Garrison, 68, of Leonard, was Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Chism & Smith Funeral Home in Irving. Masonic graveside service was at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. The Rev. J.B. Allen officiated. Garrison died Nov. 26, 1999, in McKinney. Born Sept. 27, 1931, in Decatur, he was a former resident of Chandler and Irving for 30 years. He was a retired milk plant superintendent for Borden Milk Company and a former member of the Tyler Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Billie Faye Garrison of Leonard; a son, Keary Glen and wife Angie Garrison of Farmers Branch; daughters Debra and husband Harrell Allen and Belinda and husband Michael Rowlett, all of Irving; a brother, Billy Garrison of Decatur; a sister, Lucille Simpson of Belton; and six grandchildren, Brandon Lee Rowlett of Irving, Kimberly Diane Garrison of Austin, Hayley Ann Rowlett of Irving, Phillip Warren Garrison of Farmers Branch, Kristen Kate Allen of Irving and William Ross Allen of Irving.
Gaston, William Paul - Jan 29, 1971 - Dec 24, 1999 Service for William Paul Gaston, 28, of Springtown, was held at the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Parker County on Dec. 28. The Rev. Robert Malcom officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove No. 2 Cemetery near Keeter. Gaston died in Fort Worth on Dec. 24, 1999. He was born on Jan. 29, 1971, in Bridgeport. He was a Springtown resident for the past five years and previously lived in River Oaks. He drove a truck for Central Freight Lines, Inc. He was a Baptist. Gaston is survived by his wife Paula; two sons, Chris Reynolds and Johnathan Gaston, all of Springtown; his parents, Johnny and Phyllis Gaston of Boyd; three brothers, Ricky Watson of Snyder, Ray Gaston of Fort Worth and Doug Gaston of Knox City; grand- mothers, Nettie Mae Watson of O'Brien and Velma Gaston of Boyd; his father and mother-in- law, Viola and Bobby Reynolds of Springtown; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.
Giles, Beulah - Oct 9, 1908 - Dec 23, 1999 Service for Beulah Giles, 91, of Justin, will be on Monday, Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Wise County. The Rev. Deon Quisenberry will officiate. Giles died on Dec. 23, 1999, in Justin. She was born on Oct. 9, 1908, in Greenwood. Giles was a retired cook for the Sanger schools and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sanger. Two husbands preceded her in death - Fay Quisenberry and Clem Giles; .and a daughter, Mona Ruth Johnson. Survivors include one son, Lyndell Truitt Quisenberry of Denton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Hall, Ptelea Augusta, Jan 23, 1905 - Nov 30, 1999 Graveside service for Ptelea Augusta Hall, 94, of Homer, La., is Dec. 2, in Chico Cemetery at 11 a.m. Her son, Perry Hall will officiate. Hall died Nov. 30, 1999, in Louisiana. She was born Jan. 23, 1905, in Chico. She was a homemaker and a seamstress supervisor at the Decatur Garment Factory. She married Forrest L. Hall Sr. on Aug. 16, 1925. He preceded her in death, along with two sons, Ralph and Keith. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Hall is survived by two sons, Forrest L. Jr. and his wife Mary Hall of Homer, La. and Perry and his wife, Laree Hall of Tyler; two daughters, Oleta Lambert of College Station and Eola Rhine of Nacogdoches; two sisters, Eril Ritchie of Orlando, Fla. and Bob Kirby of Austin; nine grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hancock, Dolly Faye - Apr 27, 1914 - Dec 1, 1999 Service for Dolly Faye Hancock, 85, of Alvord was Friday, Dec. 3, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland presided and burial followed at Alvord Cemetery. Hancock died Dec. 1, 1999, in Decatur. Born April 27, 1914, in Leonard, Hancock was married to the late Meldon William Hancock and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Kay Barclay; two sons, Billy Ray and Meldon "Buster" Hancock; two brothers, Rembert and Tam Teague; and a sister, Myrtle, who died as an infant. She is survived by two sons, Chester Wayne and James Gary Hancock, both of Alvord; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Patrick, Ronald Raley, Wayne Peyton, Tim Coffee, . Neal Fowler, Mike and Bobby Watts and Geary Washburn.
Harmon, Dorothy Evelyn Wright - Mar 24, 1924 - Dec 9, 1999 Graveside service for Dorothy Evelyn Wright Harmon was to be Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Belew Cemetery in Denton County. The Rev. Windell Splawn Jr. was to officiate. Harmon died Dec. 9, 1999 in Decatur. Born March 24, 1924 in Justin, Harmon was a home-maker and a Baptist. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Benny John and Tammy Fennell of Bridgeport; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Bobby Guinn of Justin; a brother, Ernest 'Buddy" Wright of Bridgeport; two sisters, Jean Splawn of Rhome and Lynda Smith of Paris; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children. Pallbearers were to be George and Jimmy Wright; Windell Jr. and David Splawn, Gilbert Smith and Don Niblett.
Hayden, Robert L. "Bob", June 14, 1923 - Nov 29, 1999 Service for Robert L. "Bob" Hayden, 76, of Alvord, was Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris. Hayden died Nov. 29, 1999, in Bowie. Born June 14, 1923, in Buffalo, Texas, he worked for Southwestern Bell and was a member of the.First Baptist Church of Alvord. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and married Faye E. Milton on Sept. 9, 1975, in Mesquite. He is survived by his wife, Faye Hayden of Alvord; two stepsons, Jerry W. Campbell of San Antonio and Larry J. Campbell of Alvord; a sister, Virginia Marr of Waco; seven step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandehildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Alvord Building Fund.
King, Imogene Fay - May 26, 1920 - Dec 24, 1999 Service for Imogene Fay King, 79, of Decatur was Dec. 27, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Warren Crothers presided. Burial followed at Mountain Creek Cemetery in Saint Jo. King died Dec. 24, 1999, in Decatur. She was born on May 26, 1920, in Greenwood. She was a homemaker, and married Roland T. King on Sept. 20, 1937, in Decatur. She was preceded in death by one son, Travis Gene King. King is survived by her husband, R.T. King; a daughter, Linda Fay Bishop, all of Decatur; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Lockett, Clifford Bates - May 8, 1922 - Dec 16, 1999 Service for Clifford Bates Lockett, 77, of Vernon will he 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Wilbarger Street Church of Christ in Vernon. Lockett died Dec. 16, 1999, in Temple. Bom May 8, 1922, in Vernon, he was the son of the late John Bell and Edith Litchfield Lockett. He married Willie Mae Wilkinson on July 18, 1942, in Vernon. She preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 1997. He was a graduate of Lockett High School and an army veteran of World War 11. He was a farmer and a member of the Wilbarger Street Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Clifford Lockett, Jr. of Silverdale, Wash., John Mike Lockett of Decatur and Richard Lockett of Vernon; seven daughters, Sherry Welch of Tacoma, Wash., Nancy Berngen of Chillicothe, Peggy Glover of Stephenville, Dianna Shugart of Vernon, Connie Walburn of Lockett, Marcia Reeves of Lamesa and Stacy Pecacek of San Antonio; two brothers, Clint Lockett of Clovis, N.M. and Buford Lockett of Fort Sumner, N.M.; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Corabelle Carter, and a brother, Lester Lockett. Pallbearers will be his grand-sons.
Mann, Rita Ramsdale - July 2, 1925 - Dec 27, 1999 Service for Rita Ramsdale Mann, 74, of Paradise, was to be Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Decatur Church of Christ. Jim Taylor, Bud Hales and Leonard Keele were to officiate and burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery. Mann died Dec. 27, 1999, in Decatur. Born July 2, 1925, in Paradise, she was a lifetime resident of Paradise, a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Auxiliary, a homemaker and a member of the Cottondale Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Votie, in August, 1998; her parents, Billy and Lena Mae Ramsdale; and two daughters, Carolyn and Cindy. She is survived by her son, Robert Mann and wife Deborah of Paradise; her daughters, Shirley Carson McKinley of Fort Worth, Patti Taylor and husband Jim of Bellevue, Kathy Keele and husband Leonard of Duncan, Okla. and Bonnie Mann-Tittor of Paradise; her sister Billie Frances Hales and husband Bud of Fort Worth; 22 grand- children; and 14 great-grand- children. Pallbearers were Jason Taylor, Jerame Taylor, Michael Tittor, Adam Tittor, Brandon Tittor and Jeffrey Keele, Kirk Huckabee and Shea Huckabee.
Mayfield, Janet Monson, May 29, 1927 - Nov 26, 1999 Service for Janet Monson Mayfield, 72, of Boyd, was Monday,-Nov. 29, at Christian- Hawkins Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiat- ed. Burial f'ollowed at Boyd Cemetery. Mayfield died Nov. 26, 1999, in Fort Worth. ' Born May 29, 1927, in Salt Lake City, she married Estel A. Mayfield on June 7, 1945, in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980, by her parents, Neil and Ann Lane Monson, a brother and a grand- child. She is survived by her sons, Michael A. Mayfield of Grapevine, Kenneth A. Mayfield of Cedar Hill and Douglas A. Mayfield of Boyd; a daughter, Pamela Ann Batchelor of Boyd; a sister, Betty Jacks of Menoninee, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Mayfield, Kenneth Mayfield, Doug Mayfield, Chris Mayfield, Jeffrey Mayfield and Johnny Roberts.
Mayhew, Coy L. - Mar 27, 1927 - Dec 8, 1999 Service for Coy L. Mayhew, 72, of Boyd was Friday at the Victory Assembly of God Church in North Richland Hills. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Mayhew died Dec. 8,1999, in Boyd. Born March 27, 1927, in Arkansas, Mayhew was a truck driver. He was a member of the Victory Assembly of God. He is survived by his wife, Agnes of Boyd; three sons, Billy Gene and wife Jan Mayhew, C.L. and wife Linda Mayhew and Jackie and wife Barbie Mayhew; three daughters, Carolyn and husband Billy Ray Reed, Shirley and husband Bobby Hogue and Sue and husband Jeff Lemieux; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grand- children; a sister, Mary Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
McCormick, William C., Dr. - Dec 15, 1929 - Dec 30, 1999 Memorial service for Dr. William C. McCormick, 70, of Valley View, was Jan. 4 at the First United Methodist Church of Denton. McCormick died Dec. 30, 1999, in Denton. Born Dec. 15, 1929, in Denton, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees from North Texas State Teachers College and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston in 1953. He married Sharon Magness who preceded him in death. He married Glenda Lehmberg in Denton. He is survived by his wife Glenda of Valley View; five sons, two sisters, two brothers, and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Memorials may be made to Seniors In Compliance, in care of Paul Chandler, First State Bank, RO. Box 100, Denton, Texas 76202-0100.
McDonald, Louise - Jan 9, 1919 - Dec 2, 1999 Service for Louise McDonnell, 80, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Dec. 4, at the First Baptist Church of Keller at 11 a.m. Burial was to follow at Dixie Cemetery in Whitesboro. McDonnell died Dec. 2, 1999, in Dallas. Born Jan. 9, 1919, in Whitesboro, McDonnell was a homemaker and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Keller. She lived in Keller for 45 years until her husband of 62 years passed away. She then moved to Decatur. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Keel of Decatur and Judy Byrd of Keller; four grandchildren, Mark Keel of Keller, Rene Marshall of Paradise, Gary Keel of Chico and Lori Meek of Keller; and six great-grandchildren.
McKinley, Travis Wayne - Feb 1, 1921 - Dec 24, 1999 Service for Travis Wayne McKinley, 78, of Decatur, was Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Bluebonnett Hills Cemetery in Colleyville. Robert Isham officiated and was assisted by Ryan Morrison. McKinley died Dec. 24, 1999, at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Foard County, he was an associate with Wal-Mart stores. He married Barbara A. McBride on Jan. 31, 1958, in Brownfield. He was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Barbara McKinley of Decatur; two sons, Gamble McCarty of Vernon and Travis W. McKinley, 11, of Paradise; one daughter, Debra Prescott of Fort Worth; one brother, Joe M. McKinley of Fort Worth; three sisters, Axle Keas, Louise Adkins and Veda AlleA. all of Fort Worth; seven grand- children; and three great- grandchildren.
McKittrick, Cynthia Jo - Oct 24, 1941 - Dec 2, 1999 Service for Cynthia Jo Gann McKittrick, 58, of Chico, was Dec. 7 at the First Baptist Church of Chico. The Revs. Hershel Reed and Jason Ewing presided. Burial followed at the Chico Cemetery. McKittrick was born on Oct. 24, 1941, in Waco. She died on Dec. 2, 1999, in Chico. She was the daughter of Ed Gann and Dorothy Davis Gann. ,McKittrick was a homemaker and was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. She was preceded in death by her father, her brother, Mickey Sims and nephew, Michael Sims. She married Luke McKittrick on March 25, 1961, in San Benito. They were married 38 years until they died together in a tornado. They had lived in Wise County near Chico for 18 years. She is survived by one son, Luke D. McKittrick and his wife Bobbie of Bridgeport; one daughter, Deborah McConnell of California; her mother Dorothy Gann of Chico; a sister-in-law, Wanda Sims of Whitney; half-brothers and half-sisters, Matt Sims, Mark Sims, Lisa Wood, George Sims and Pam Johnson, all of Garland and Chris Re of Austin; and a granddaughter, Kylie McKittrick of Bridgeport. Pallbearers were: Bob Conger, Ross Simpson, John Newton, Doug Bridwell, Bill Buckler and Les McCain. William McDaniel was an honorary pallbearer.
McKittrick, Luke - Mar 18, 1940 - Dec 2, 1999 Service for Luke McKittrick, 59, of Chico, was Dec. 7 at the First Baptist Church of Chico. The Revs. Hershel Reed and Jason Ewing presided. Burial followed at the Chico Cemetery. McKittrick Was born on March 18, 1940, in Baltimore, Md. He died on Dec. 2, 1999, in Chico. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother,. Elmer McKittrick. He was the son of Luke William McKittrick and Mary Trentler McKittrick. He and his wife Cindy had resided in Wise County for 18 years near Chico. McKittrick served 23 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a major. He was the retired owner of Bridgeport TV Repair and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. He mar- ried Cindy Gann McKittrick on March 25, 1961, in San Benito. They were married 38 years until they died together in a tornado. He is survived by one son, Luke D. McKittrick and his wife Bobbie of Bridgeport; one daughter, Deborah McConnell of California; his mother-in- law, Dorothy Gann of Chico; one brother, Lawrence McKittrick of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Pat Holste of Florida, Dot Abbott of Georgia and Debbie Knight of Pennsylvania; and a grand- daughter, Kylie McKittrick of Bridgeport. Pallbearers were Keith McComis, Jay Gibbons, Jim Seals, Ken Sides, Butch Laxson and G.B. Funk. William McDaniel was an honorary pallbearer.
Mitchell, Charles Kenneth, Jr. - Feb 15, 1957 - Dec 5, 1999 Service for Charles Kenneth Mitchell Jr. 42, of Haltom City was Thursday, Dec. 9 at the First Baptist Church of White Settlement. Mitchell died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in Azle. Born Feb. 15, 1957 in Dallas, Mitchell was preceded in death by his father, Charles Kenneth Mitchell. Survivors include his wife, Susan Mitchell; a son, Charles Kenneth Mitchell; his mother, Katherine Kneght and her husband; sisters, Marsha Kay Sloan, Sharon Williams, Kathie Gail Betzler and Karen Morrison; a brother Johnny B. Barnett; his grandmother, Granny Mitchell; his step-father, Johnny Barnett; and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Muncy, Other Ray - June 29, 1923 - Dec 19, 1999 Service for Other Ray Muncy, 76, of Gainesville, was to be Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Clement-Keel Funeral Chapel in Gainsville. Burial was to follow at New Rest Haven Cemetery. Muncy died Dec. 19, 1999, in Gainsville. Muncy was born June 29, 1923, in Slidell to George Edward and Kitty Stephens Muncy. He married Dorothy Agnes Weaver on March 21, 1946, in Sherman. Muncy was a telegrapher-dispatcher for Rock Island- Burlington-Northern for 37 years. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Honolulu in 26 battles in the, Pacific Theater and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Muncy; one son, James Muncy of GainesvilIe; two daughters, Raetta and her husband James Harlan of Runaway Bay and Dana and her husband Dr. Tony Leming of Ardmore, Okla.; 10 grand- children and two great grand- children. Pallbearers were James Harlan, Tony Leming, Brian Harlan, Charles Massey, Richard Bastian and Ryan Saum.
Muraglia, Francis H. - Mar 1, 1910 - Dec 30, 1999 A memorial service for Francis H. Muraglia, 89, of Decatur will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A date for the service has not been set. Muraglia died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Decatur. He had been a resident of Decatur for the past eight years and previously lived in NewYork City, Fort Lauderdale and San Leandro, Calif. He was born March 1, 1910, in Rutland, Vt. He married Geraline Dudley on April 18, 1936, in New York City. She preceded him in death in 1985. He was an aircraft inspector and safety coordinator. Muraglia is survived by one daughter, Venice M. Eaton and her husband, Curtis, of Decatur; one son, Francis H. Muraglia Jr. and his wife Patricia of San Diego, Calif; three grandchildren and three great-grandehildren.
Powell, Mildred Flo Brown - Mar 6, 1912 - Dec 27, 1999 Service for Mildred Flo Brown Powell, 87, of Wichita Falls, was to be Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. in the Lunn's Colonial Chapel, 2812 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls. Burial was to follow in the Aurora Cemetery. Powell died Dec. 27, 1999, in Wichita Falls. She was born on March 6,1912, in Wise County. Powell was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Wichita Falls and of the Pythian Sisters. She married John Powell on March 15, 1944, in Wichita Falls. Powell is survived by her husband, John, of Wichita Falls; and her sister, Emma Simmons of Beggs, Okla.
Propp, Lola Mae - Aug 21, 1921 - Dec 28, 1999 Funeral for Lola Mae Propp, 78, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Graveside service was to be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Groves. The Rev. Gary Sessions was to officiate. Propp died Dec. 28, 1999, in Decatur. Born Aug. 21, 1921 in Troup, Propp was a homemaker. Survivors include her brother, J.R. Webb of Port Arthur; a sister, Helen Kleam of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.
Puckett, Rosella - June 24, 1915 - Dec 20, 1999 Graveside service for Rosella Puckett, 84, of Dallas will be Thursday, Dec. 23, at I p.m. at Sanger Cemetery. E.L. McNeal will preside. Puckett died Dec. 20, 1999, in Denton. Born June 24, 1915, to William B. and Mabel Dimitt in Slidell, Puckett was a retired employee of the Dallas Times Herold circulation department. Survivors include her nephew, Bill Dimitt of Carrollton; her great-nephew, Steven Dimitt of Carrollton; and her great-niece, Holly Dimitt of Carrollton.
Rhine, Fay Lewis - Apr 3, 1917 - Dec 30, 1999 Service for Fay Lewis Rhine, 82, of Willow Park, is Jan. 1, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur at 2 p.m. The Rev. Rusty Hedges will preside, assisted by Elmor Ray Lewis. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Rhine died on Dec. 30, 1999, in Weatherford. She was born on April 3, 1917, in Kosse. She was a retired secretary to the health director for Fort Worth Schools. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a graduate of the Brantley Draughn Business College. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She married the late Ray Rhine on May 20, 1977. He preceded her in death in 1997. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Lewis; and two sis- ters, Iona Lewis and Alma Wells. Rhine is survived by a son, J.P. "John" Morgan of Mansfield; three step-sons, Dennis Rhine of Decatur, David Rhine of Carrollton and Dan Rhine of Weatherford; a daughter, Lani Fay Briggs of Winfield, Mo.; a brother, Dr. W.M. Lewis of Decatur; a sister, Eloise Hansford of Canton; five grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.
Roberts, Ettie Christine "Chris" - Oct 20, 1951 - Dec 19, 1999 Graveside service for Ettie Christine 'Chzis' Roberts, 48, of Boyd will be Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Boyd Cemetery at 2 p.m. The Rev. Gary Sessions will preside. Roberts died Dec. 19, 1999, at her home in Boyd. Born Oct. 20, 1951, in Childress, Roberts was married to Dale Roberts on Aug. 20, 1973, in Fort Worth and lived in Boyd for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, John William Patterson Jr. and Gertrude Estelle Foley Patterson. Survivors include her husband, Dale Roberts of Boyd; one son, Steven Roberts of Boyd; two brothers, Roger Dale Patterson of Denver, Colo., and Donald Patterson of Jacksonville; a sister, Barbara Landgraf of Bullard; and several nieces and nephews.
Robertson, Dorsana J. - Mar 17, 1948 - Dec 24, 1999 Service for Dorsana J. Robertson, 51, of Kingman, Kan., was Dec. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church of Kingman. The Rev. Warren T. Fikejs presided. Graveside service was Dec. 29 at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. Robertson died Dec. 24, 1999, in Kingman. . She was born March 17, 1948, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was the daughter of Keith and Betty Fuqua Bean. She had lived in Kingman since 1993 and previously lived in Bridgeport and Ulysses, Kan. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kingman and the Ulysses, Chapter 471 Order of the Eastern Star. Robertson was also a 25 year 4-H leader, a 20 year Girl Scout leader and served in education for 17 years in positions ranging from classroom assistant to board clerk. She married Steve J. Robertson in Syracuse, Kan. on Dec. 27, 1963. Robertson is survived by her husband Steve of Kingman; two daughters and their husbands, Paula and Shannon Sixkiller of Sherman and Kimberly and Paul Cantrell of Chico; her father and step- mother, Keith and Bette Bean of McCook, Neb.; her mother and stepfather, Betty and Lewis Rueb, of Kingman; two brothers, Michael Bean, of San Antonio and Dale Bean of Kearney, Neb.; one sister, Susan Gingerich, of Hutchinson, Kan.; grandmother, Anna Fuqua of Kingman; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wesley Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Wayne Harveson, Freddy Meyers, Robert Pope and Charles Mauldin. Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation in care of Livingston Funeral Home, 1830 N. Main" St., Mnginan, Kansas 67068.
Rogers, Obeda Alvene - July 9, 1924 - Dec 13, 1999 Service for Obeda Alvene Rogers, 75, of Bridgeport was to be Thursday, Dec. 16, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport at 1 p.m. Steve Armitage was to preside. Burial was to follow in East Bridgeport Cemetery. Rogers was born on July 9, 1924, in Mena, Ark. She died Dec. 13, 1999, in Bridgeport. She moved to Bridgeport from Colorado two years ago. She was a retired waitress and a Jehovah's Witness. She is survived by: four sons, A.Z. Smith of Bridgeport, Nelson Bradshaw of Stamford, N.Y, Jimmy Rogers of Winter Park, Colo., and David W. Patterson; four sisters, Willie Hamby, Bonnie Altman, Lillian Fish and Joy Cook; three grandchildren, JoAnne Robinson, Elizabeth Rogers and Bennie Bradshaw; two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Spencer Robinson. Members of the local Jehovah's Witness Assembly will serve as pallbearers.
Rowe, Sue Giles - Nov 11, 1937 - Dec 8, 1999 Sue Giles Rowe, 62, of San Antonio died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in San Antonio. She was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Hale Center. Memorial services were at 10:00- a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas, officiated by Dr. Bill Dye, pastor. A former resident of Bridgeport, she graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1956. She attended Decatur Baptist College and graduated with an AA Degree in 1958 and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in home economics from Texas Woman's University in 1960. She spent most of her adult life in California until her relocation to San Antonio 10 years ago. She was preceded in death by her father, J. E. Giles, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Rowe- Redmerski and Faith Rowe, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; her mother, Alma Faye Giles of Pottsboro; grandson, Connor Joseph Redmerski, Las Vegas; her sisters, Nelda Lambert and Jo Linda Garrett of Pottsboro and Jean Hefner of Allen; nine nieces and nephews; 20 grand-nieces and nephews.
Scott, Roberta McKinley Lockman - 1911 - Dec 19, 1999 Service for Roberta McKinley Lockman Scott, 88, of Fort Worth was Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the Chapel of Intercession of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. The Rev. Dana Jones officiated. Burial followed in Cleburne Cemetery. Scott died Dec. 19, 1999, in Fort Worth. Until 1998, Scott lived in Decatur. She was a homemaker. She was born in Hamilton and attended the College of Industrial Arts, now Texas Woman's University in Denton. Her husband, Avery Lockman, died in 1968. In 1973, she married O.V. Scott. He preceded her in death in 1998. Scott is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, O.V. Scott and his wife Fran, and Michael Scott and his wife Patsy; two daughters and sons- in-law, Ann Spence and her husband Elbert, and Kay Clinkscale and her husband Ronald; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Night Shelter's New Women and Children's Building, 2400 Cypress Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, or the charity of the giver's choice.
Seelye, LeRoy - Dec 12, 1913 - Dec 25, 1999 Graveside service for Le Roy Seelye, 86, of Chico, was Dec. 27, at the Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Jason Ewing presided. Seelye died Dec. 25, 1999, in Bridgeport. He was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Ennis. He lived in Ennis until 1937. On Jan 6, 1935, he married the former Ozella Talley. He owned Seelye Dry Cleaners in Denison. He managed mini-warehouses from 1979 until 1989 and Public Storage in Plano from 1996 until 1998. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico and the International Order of Odd Fellows. Seelye is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ozella, of Chico; a son, Bob Seelye of Chico; a brother, George Seelye Jr. of Waco; two grandsons, Ronny Seelye and Roy Lee Seelye, both of Chico; four great-grand- children; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Steele, Elizabeth - June 1, 1919 - Dec 23, 1999 Service for Elizabeth Steele, 80, of Paradise was Dec. 27 at the Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Craig and Trisha Taylor officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery. Steele died Dec. 23, 1999, in Paradise. She was born on June 1, 1919, in Fort Worth. She was a school teacher for 27 years in Perrin and Paradise. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Paradise. She attended Decatur Baptist College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She held a bachelor of science degree from Howard Payne College and a master's degree from Texas Womans University. Steele is survived by her husband of 48 years, Homer Steele of Paradise; a daughter, Sue, and her husband, Dr. Clarence Ham of Belton; a sister, Alice Foy Mosbee of Hurst; grand- children, Trisha and her husband the Rev. Craig Taylor of Clear Lake, John Ham of Coppell, Duane Ham of Conroe; Christy Ham and her husband Paul of Plano; a very special friend, Pauline Shannon of Paradise; six great-grandehil- dren; and four nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Bobby Potts, Edward Black, Randall Morehead, Bill Brashear, Bennie Dickenson and Guadalupe Diaz. Alternate pallbearer was Lupe Diaz Jr. Memorials may be made to the Children's Fund at the First Christian Church of Paradise, P.O. Box 104, Paradise, Texas 76073; or Home Hospice of North Texas at 607 W. Ford, Decatur, 'I'exas 76234.
Walker, Odas Lee - Oct 11, 1946 - Dec 17, 1999 Service for Odas Lee Walker, 53, of Fort Worth was Monday, Dec. 20, in the Bethel Cemetery. The Rev. Ronnie Tucker presided. Walker died Dec. 17, 1999, in Fort Worth. Walker was born on Oct. 11, 1946, in Decatur. He was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Navy. He married Susan Annette Byerly on Oct. 10, 1991. He was preceded in death by one son, Richard E. Walker, and two brothers, Ronnie Eugene Walker and Lonnie Dale Walker. Walker is survived by his wife, Susan Walker of Fort Worth; two sons, Daniel Lee Walker of Denton and Samuel Lee Walker of Madisonville; one daughter, Brenda Sue Walker of Fort Worth; and seven grandchildren.
Wills, Suzanne "Comanche" - Aug 16, 1947 - Dec 15, 1999 Service for Suzanne "Comanche" Wills, 52, of Muenster was Monday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Rusty Hedges presided. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery. Wills died Dec. 15, 1999, in Muenster. She was born on Aug. 16, 1947, in Fort Worth. She was the director for the Red Cross in Cook County. Wills received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. She was an accomplished artist and an author of children's books. Survivors include Wills' father, Roy Foerster of Fort Worth; one son, Norman Willis Jr. of Dallas; one daughter, Melissa Boyd of Dallas; one brother, Ronald Foerster of Fort Worth; one sister, Barbara Rhine of Decatur; and one grandson, Christopher Boyd of Dallas.