Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2000
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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):

Hackney, Mike
1953-2000
Service for Mike Hackney, 47, of Paradise will be Saturday, Dec. 16, in Carriage House Chapel. A private burial will follow the service. Hackney died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Grapevine.
He was born Feb. 17, 1953, in San Diego, Calif.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Hackney of Paradise; three sons, Jason Hensley of Fort Worth, Justin Hackney of Lewisville and Robert Hackney of Paradise; four daughters, Celeste Pickel of Houston, Michelle Hackney of Lewisville, Maggie Simmons of Keller and Amanda Simmons of Keller; his mother, Madeline Smeltzer of Garland; his father, John Hackney of Dothan, Ala.; three sisters, Sue Ellen Miller of Dothan, Leslie Blackson of Farmers Branch and Janet Wilcox of Santa Barbara, Calif.; one brother, Phillip Smeltzer of Garland; three grandchildren, Cameron, Kristen and Alissa and several nieces and nephews.

Hadaway, Robert E. ‘Bob’
1925-2000
Service for Robert E. “Bob” Hadaway, 75, of Bridgeport, was to be Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Jack McAsey was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be David Sparks, Jerry Munn, Robert Sparks, Jimmy Munn, David Yates, Freddie McQuinn, Joe St. John and Herman Tabet.
Hadaway died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at his home.
Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Lorenzo, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Good Conduct medal and the Victory Medal for service in the Pacific theater. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Allie Moody Hadaway; a sister, Margaret Patterson and his wife Lura Kate Hadaway in 1981.
He is survived by his friend, Donna Munn of Bridgeport; his brother, J.T. Hadaway of New Mexico; two sisters, Charlene Sparks of Bridgeport and Betty Tabet of New Mexico and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hale, Clifford Wayne
1921-2000
Services for Clifford Wayne Hale, 78, of Granbury were Saturday, June 3, at the Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial followed in Acton Cemetery. Stan Reid, of Granbury Church of Christ officiated.
Hale died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in Granbury.
Born August 29, 1921, in Decatur, he was a graduate of Hermleigh High School. He married Bobby Jean Morrow of Snyder on April 5, 1942, in Gainesville, Fla. Residents of Snyder for 51 years, the couple moved to Granbury in 1993. He was an employee and manager of Roger's Mens Wear in Snyder and was retired from Tex-Mex Meter Service in Snyder. He was active in the Lions Club, quarterback club and little league baseball and football organizations. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the American Legion, a lifetime member of the VFW and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years; his sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Nancy Hale of Burleson and Joe and Paula Hale of Joshua; a daughter, Cindy Bray of Plano; grandchildren, Michelle Bray of San Antonio, Brent Hale of Burleson, Bryson Hale of Florida, Matt Adkins of Burleson, Kevin Hale of Dallas, Shane Hickman of Fort Worth, Cody Hickman of Fort Worth and Billy Troy of Dallas; sisters, Opal Spykes of Snyder and Pat Land of Vidor and seven great-granchildren.

Hale, Gordon E.
1940-2000
Service for Gordon E. Hale, 59, of Gilmer was to be Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmer. The Revs. Paul Knight and C.E. Cole were to preside.
Burial was to follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Gilmer.
Hale died March 22, 2000, in Tyler.
Born August 22, 1940, in Gilmer, Hale married Frances Fields on July 12, 1958, in Durant, Okla. He was retired from agriculture sales.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Hale of Gilmer; three sons, Eddie Hale of Alvord, Curtis Hale of Cartersville, Ga. and Michael Hale of Hillsboro; a daughter, Lynette Cole of Alvord; a brother, Barry Hale of Longview; and 10 grandchildren.

Hale, Loland C. ‘Tad’
1927-2000
Service for Loland C. “Tad” Hale, 73, of Cottondale was Friday, Dec. 1, in the Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel in Odessa. The Rev. Griffin Jones officiated. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Hale died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 23, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., he moved to Odessa in 1937 and to Cottondale in 1997. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1944. He married Wanda Ruth Grimes in November of 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical corpsman at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda, in 1959; his parents, Raymond and Blanche Hale and two brothers, Thomas Wilson and Bob Hale.
He is survived by one son, Glenn Hale and his wife Becky of Paradise; three daughters, Beth Cox and her husband Mickey of Grand Junction, Colo., Lanette Davis and her husband Bill of Midland and Landra Priestly of San Antonio; one sister, Sharlene Wagner and husband R.G. of Odessa; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

Hall, Martha Ann
1948-2000
Service for Martha Ann Hall, 51, of Decatur was to be Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Louis Horton was to preside. Burial was to be in the Fairview Cemetery in New Fairview.
Hall died on April 6, 2000, in Dallas.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1948, in Fort Worth.
Hall was a homemaker. She married Perry L. Hall on Feb. 19, 1966, in Denton.
She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband of Decatur; three daughters, Karen Green and her husband Richard of Bridgeport, Teresa Hall and Melinda Hall of Decatur; two brothers, Bobby and Sammie Stark of Fort Worth; a sister, Sue Hudson of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Shannon Hall and Logan Green.
Pallbearers were to be Scotty, Michael, Benny and B.J. Stark, and DeWayne and Shawn Hudson. Charlie Reynolds was to be an honorary pallbearer.

Hall, Ruth Jane
1909-2000
Graveside service for Ruth Jane Hall, 90, formerly of Rhome, was Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Aurora Cemetery. Rev. Lee Roy Jackson officiated.
Hall died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, in Wichita Falls.
Born Nov. 18, 1909, in Rhome, she worked for the Rhome Telephone Company. She married Lee Hall on June 2, 1929, in Wise County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rhome.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Hall.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Ferguson of Holliday; two brothers, J.E. Norman of Rhome and Bill R. Norman of North Richland Hills; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Halman, Bobby Ervis
1938-2000
Funeral for Bobby Ervis Halman, 62, of Chico, was Sunday, Dec. 24 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Wayne Ford officiated. Burial followed in Chico Cemetery.
Halman died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, in Decatur.
Pallbearers were Johnny Richey, Wes Waymire, Gary Waymire, Keith Halman, Stewart Pierce, Mark Clark, John Sprehe and Richard Huddleston. Honorary pallbearers were Norman Richey and Donald Maddox.
Halman was a retired drilling supervisor for UnoCal. He married Francis Richey on Dec. 24, 1958, in Chico. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Francis Halman; daughter, Wanda Baldree and husband Walter; step-daughter Rnarryan Halman; four grandchildren, Hank, Miranda, Christopher and Hannah; and several nieces and nephews.

Hamilton, Edna Earl
1922-2000
Graveside service for Edna Earl Hamilton, 78, of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Land of Memories in Palestine. The Rev. Craig Harris officiated. Burial followed at Land of Memories.
Hamilton died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 14, 1922, in Groesbeck, she was a retired nurse and a member of the Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hamilton, in 1983.
She is survived by a son, Kenny J. Thorpe and wife Michelle; two grandchildren, Mathew Everett Thorpe and Rebecca Kay Thorpe and a sister, Lucille Pugh.

Hamilton, Mildred Louise
1913-2000
Graveside service for Mildred Louise Hamilton, 87, of Decatur was held Friday, Dec. 1, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Revs. Rusty Hedges and Jerry Miller officiated. She died Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 20, 1913, in Heidenheimer, Texas, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Survivors include daughters Kathy Cunnius of Decatur and Penny Holt of Powell, Wyo.; two brothers Malcolm Green of Temple and Fred Green of Belton; and a sister, Margaret Dean of Temple. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Brandon and Brent Kelton, Ryan Cunnius, Justin Holt and Logan Holt and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Tommy Cunnius and Clyde Holt, III, and grandsons Brandon and Brent Kelton, Ryan Cunnius and Justin Holt.
Memorials may be made to the Oaklawn Cemetery or the First United Methodist Church.

Hammons, Leon
1910-2000
Graveside service for Leon Hammons, 90, of Dallas was to be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. The Rev. Jerry L. Miller, pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, was to officiate.
Hammons died June 4, 2000, in a Dallas hospital.
Born March 3, 1910, in Dallas, he was retired from the grocery business and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. He is survived by his cousin, Jim Cooper of Mesquite and by dear friend Edda Arrington of Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Houston and Menerva Cooper Hammons and by a sister, Dessie Mae Hammons Moore.

Hancock, Chester Wayne
1939 - 2000
Graveside service for Chester Wayne Hancock, 60, of Alvord, was Friday, Feb. 18, at the Alvord Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated.
Hancock died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Alvord.
Born Nov. 7, 1939, in Alvord, he was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Ray and Buster Hancock, both of Alvord and one sister, Sherry Kay Barclay.
He is survived by his brother Gary Hancock and wife Martha of Alvord; his aunts, Lola Fugate, Alpha Jean Gose, both of Alvord; Agnes Raley of Fort Worth and Emma Pet Teague of Claude and numerous nieces and nephews.

Haney, J.C. ‘Red’
1933-2000
Service is Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home for J.C. “Red” Haney, 67, of Chico. Burial will be in the Chico Cemetery.
His brother, the Rev. Donald Haney of Bowie, will officiate.
Haney died Friday, March 31, 2000, in Decatur.
He was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Durant, Okla.
He was a retired production engineer.
Survivors include two sons, J.C. Haney III and Jack Haney, both of Austin; two brothers, Donald Haney and Harold Haney, both of Bowie; two sisters, Louise Weatherly and Glenda Anderson, both of Chico; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Harms, James Branley
1952-2000
Service for James Brantley Harms, 47, of Bridgeport was Thursday, June 1, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gary Demmitt officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
He died May 29, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born July 25, 1952, in Bridgeport, he was a resident of Bridgeport for the past 33 years. He was a truck owner/operator. He was a member of The First Christian Church of Paradise and The Los Coballeros Fraternity. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Harms and his aunt, Glenda Gentry.
Survivors include his parents, James Lee and Frances Harms of Boyd; one sister, Darla Daniel of Bridgeport,; a step-brother, Glenn Albritton of Paradise; and two nephews, Bryant and Jordan Daniel of Bridgeport.
Pallbearers were Ernest Luxton, Mike Jones, Butch Garrett, Willie Garrett, Chris Wright, Ron King, Mark Grote, Doug Ward and Randy Kleam.

Harris, Harold Charles
1920-2000
Service for Harold Charles Harris, 81, of Pensacola, Fla., was Monday, March 27, at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The Rev. James Benefield officiated. Burial followed at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
Harris died March 25, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Seminola Harris, a son, Charles W. and wife Mary Harris of Decatur; a daughter, Zella Harris of Denton; step-daughters Betty Richmond of Tennessee and Carolyn and husband Larry Carpenter of Pensacola; stepsons John and wife Lee Diggs of Las Vegas, Nev., Eddie Hillard, Benny and wife Kay Hillard of Pensacola and Jewell Kinsey of Arkansas; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Harris, Laura
1912-2000
Service for Laura Harris, 88, of Bridgeport, was Sunday, Nov. 5, at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery in Wise County. The Revs. Johnny Irish, Kenneth Wood and Joe Motsenbocker officiated.
She died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born April, 26, 1912, in Paradise, she was a nurse at the Bridgeport Hospital for 37 years and was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Rebecca Lodge, Pythian Sisters and was a member of home demonstration clubs in Wise County for more than 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis O. Harris, her parents, three brothers, four sisters and a son-in-law, Jimmy Carrol Green.
Survivors include two daughters, Addie Ruth Green and her friend Charles Steele of Bridgeport and Linda Russell and husband Harold of Raymond, Wash; three grandsons, Charlie Green and wife Carrie of Springtown, Stephen Green and wife Kelly of Bridgeport and Bobby Green and wife Sherry of Bridgeport; two granddaughters, Laura Russell Caba and husband Jay and Jo Anna Russell of Portland, Oregon; eight great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Charlie Green, Wesley Green, Stephen Green, Cody Green, Bobby Green, John Harris, Gary Barnett and Tom Renner. Honorary pallbearers were Justin Green, Dustin Green, Jarret Green, Jeremy Watson and Levi Watson.

Hartsell, Bill
1932-2000
Service for Bill Hartsell, 67, of Chico was Friday, Sept. 22, at the First Baptist Church of Chico. Revs. Jason Ewing and Joe Motsenbocker officiated. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
Hartsell died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 14, 1932 in Chico, he married Carolyn Welch on Sept. 4, 1996, in Wichita Falls. He was the owner and operator of Farm Supply Co. and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, C.H. and Pete Hartsell, and a sister, Betty Mowery.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hartsell of Chico; a son, Wayland Hartsell of Denton; daughters Beverly Duck and husband Bobby of Denton and Celina Howerton and husband Kevin of Chico; a step-daughter, Samantha Cameron of Bridgeport; a brother, Johnny Hartsell of Denison; four sisters, Marie Molly of Chico, Florence Spencer of Decatur, Inell Hailey of North Richland Hills and Melba Whitaker of Denton; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Danny Hartsell, Lynn Hartsell, Tim Hartsell, Todd Hartsell, Phil Hailey, Mike Hailey, Walt Mowery, John Mowery and Ronny Whitaker.

Hartsell, Nannie Bell
1904-2000
Graveside service for Nannie Bell Hartsell, 95, of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, March 21, at Thomas Cemetery.
Hartsell died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born July 4, 1904, in Bridgeport, she was a lifetime resident of Bridgeport and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cates St. Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, I.J. Hartsell in 1969, her son Byrle and her parents, John and Nancy Rish.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Ann Hartsell; a daughter-in-law, Inez Hartsell; a granddaughter, Cathy and husband Bobby Ralls; a great-granddaughter, Jordan Ralls; and a nephew, Freddie Edwards

Harvey, Jerry Donald
1933-2000
Service for Jerry Donald Harvey, 66, of Rhome was Friday, April 7, at the Rhome Church of Christ. Roy Deaver officiated and burial was in Aurora Cemetery.
Harvey died April 5, 2000, in Rhome.
Born Aug. 13, 1933, in Newark, Harvey was self-employed as a store manager at Harvey’s Grocery Store in Rhome. He was an army veteran, served in Korea and was a member of the Rhome Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Barry and Karen Harvey and John C. Harvey; three grandchildren, Christy, Prentice and Megan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Sue Harvey and Harold and Peggy Harvey; and a sister and brother-in-law, Norma Jean and Ivan Matthews.
Pallbearers were Chris Harvey, Ned Adcock, Tony Dickey, Monte Anderson, Harold Harvey and Ivan Matthews.

Hawkins, Evelyn Nolan
1913-2000
Service for Evelyn Nolan Hawkins, 77, of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to be in Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Gatewood was to officiate.
Hawkins died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in a Decatur hospital.
She was born March 4, 1913, in Franklin. She married the Rev. Ray Hawkins in Waco in 1938. She was a retired private duty registered nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Sid and Joan Hawkins and daughter and son-in-law Eva Ray and Ray Tindol. Also surviving are four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Allen and Andy Hawkins, Steve Carrillo, Pete Reeves and Jim Bradshaw.

Hawkins, Floyd
1934-2000
Service for Floyd Hawkins, 66, of Denton, was to be Saturday, July 8, at Grace Temple Baptist Church. The Rev. Donavan Davidson was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Hawkins died Thursday, July 6, in Farmers Branch.
Born April 20, 1934, in Antlers, Okla., he married Mary Jim Banks in Hugo, Okla. on July 2, 1955. He graduated from Grant Oklahoma High School. He owned and operated Hawkins’-Culligan of Denton and Nocona since 1972. He was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and an usher. He was past president of the Denton Lions Club. He was a member of the Texas Water Quality Association.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Hawkins of Denton; two sons, Jeffrey Hawkins of Carrollton and Robert Hawkins of Gainesville; one sister, Hester Jackson of Hugo; one brother, Harley Hawkins of Albany and three grandchildren.

Hayes, David Lee
1956-2000
Memorial service for David Lee Hayes, 44, of Runaway Bay was to be Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Speakers were to be Rebecca Hayes, Sean Wharton, Lou Holmes, Patt Bowles and Kathryn Lee.
Hayes died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, in Decatur.
Born March 9, 1956, in Houston, he married Maurina Kay Hohle on Sept. 25, 1982, in Houston. He was the regional sales manager for Rualand-Borq Corporation. He was a Methodist and a member of the National Sportsmans Club.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years Maurina Hayes of Runaway Bay; his parents, Loise Hayes and Dorr Lee Hayes, both of Houston; one son, David Landon Hayes of Runaway Bay; one daughter, Rebecca Kay Hayes of Runaway Bay; one brother, Larry Hayes of Houston; one sister, Brenda Hayes of Honolulu, Hawaii; grandmother Jewel Hayes of Houston; niece Mikayla Hohle and three nephews, Samuel, Matthew and Morgan Hohle.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Healing Arts Center at 110 E. Main St. in Decatur.

Hayley, Jake Morris
1939-2000
Funeral service for Jake Morris Hayley, 60, of Paradise was to be Sunday, July 16, at 11:30 a.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial will be at a later date at Wilson Prairie Cemetery in Paradise.
Hayley died July 13, 2000, in Arlington.
Born Sept. 12, 1939 in Seymour, he was a long time resident of Arlington and Grand Prairie area. He worked for Texstar Plastics for over 27 years. He also worked for Bell Helicopter for 6 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Ollie Gilbert King and Jasper Eric Hayley.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Ann Hayley of Paradise; a son, James Hayley and wife Mary of Paradise; daughters, Jamie Burns and husband Bruce of Bedford and Janet McCoy and husband Mitchell of Arlington; brothers, Cliff Hayley and wife Delores of Bedford, Dan Hayley and wife Lorene of Winnesboro; sisters, Mary Beth Wines and husband Donnie of Lindale and Carol Butler and husband Dick of Arlington; a step-sister, Syble Wright and husband John of Arlington, Peggy Garvin and husband Lewis of Gilmer; step father, Archie King and wife Bonnie of Arlington; grandchildren, Jason, Camron, and Jamie Taylor, Kimberly Martin, Marissa, Krystal, Adrian and Joey.
Memorial can be made to the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department or Home Health Care of Wise County.

Hefley, Evalyn D.
1906-2000
Graveside service for Evalyn D. Hefley, 94, of Decatur will be Thursday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Johnson Station Cemetery in Arlington. Pastor Lawrence Hammonds will officiate. Visitation was to be noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.
Hefley died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in Decatur.
Born August 28, 1906, in Landrus, she was a retired worker for Myers Department Stores where she gave 30 years of service. She was a member of the Eastern Star, North Richland Hills Chapter.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William E. Hefley; a daughter, Mary Lou Eaton and a grandson, Phillip Kezerle.
She is survived by three grandsons, Orrvie Dalton and Raymond Eaton of Fort Worth and Billy Eaton of Bedford; four granddaughters, Carolyn Peterson and Cathy Lacey of Decatur, Beverly Hoover of Fort Worth and Vickie Kezerle of Louisiana; eight great-grandchildren, Johnny, Steve, Susan, Shawn, Raychelle, Robert, Michael and Jordan and three great-great grandchildren, Ashlee, Brandon and Kloey.

Helm, Hiram Monroe, Jr.
1920-2000
Memorial service is pending for Hiram Monroe Helm, Jr., 80, of Decatur. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Helm died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at his residence.
Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Decatur, he had been a professor at The University of North Texas in Denton, the University of Texas in Austin and Arlington and Oklahoma City University. He had also served in the Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Helm of Decatur; two sons, Hiram Monroe Helm III of Dallas and Jon Finley Helm of Fort Worth and two grandchildren, Blake Helm and Jackie Helm, both of Dallas.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church in Decatur or Home Hospice of North Texas in Decatur.

Henderson, James “Jim” Randolph Funeral service for James ‘Jim’ Randolph Henderson, 63, of Roanoke was Monday, July 24, at, the First Baptist Church in Jacksboro. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Dale Berry afficiated. Henderson died July 23, 2000, in Grapevine. Born Aug. 7, 1936, in Jacksboro, he was a security officer and attended the First Baptist Church in Jacksboro. Survivors include his best friend, Maurine Bell of Trophy Club; a. daughter, Kendra Henderson of Roanoke; two sons, Kevin Kelly of Austin and Keith Kelly of Cedar Hill; brothers, Wayne Henderson of Jacksboro, Homer VanZandt and Robert H. ‘Bud’ Henderson of O’Fallon, Ill.; step-mother, Neva Henderson Donald of Denton and one grandchild, Brianne Henderson of Roanoke.

Hendrix, Myrtle Sarah
1910-2000
Service for Myrtle Sarah Hendrix, 90, of Boyd was to be Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd. The Revs. Darryl Hatley and Scott Moore officiated. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Decatur.
Pallbearers were to be Calvin Eastwood, Jerry McEntire, Kenny Jackson, Doug Jackson, Jeff Mahue and Brad Rodgers. Honorary pallbearers were to be Tony White and John Matlock.
Hendrix died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Azle.
Born July 17, 1910, in Crafton, she was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Boyd.
She is survived by a son, Verland McEntire of Boyd; two daughters, Peggy Eastwood of Azle and Sue Ann Jackson of Jacksboro; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Calvin Eastwood, Jerry McEntire, Kenny Jackson, Doug Jackson, Jeff Mayhue and Brad Rodgers. Honorary pallbearers were Tony White and John Matlock.

Herndon, John B.
1937-2000
Service for John B. Herndon, 63, of Bridgeport was Friday, Dec. 1, at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. Rev. Johnny Irish officiated.
Herndon died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 6, 1937 in Graham, he was a life-time resident of Bridgeport and was a self-employed businessman. He married Deborah Jean Nikkel on Feb. 14, 1973, in Denver, Colo.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Jean, of Bridgeport; three sons, Rev. Johnny Herndon and wife Keri of Canon City, Colo., Drew Herndon and wife Diane of Pueblo West, Colo. and Kevin Herndon and wife Michelle of Bridgeport; a daughter, Pamela Donison and husband Brian of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Fredda Gill of Roanoke, Va., Judy Healer of Dallas and Paula Reid of Dallas; 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hickerson, Callie Jameson
1921 - 2000
Service for Callie Jameson Hickerson, 78, of Slidell was Jan. 16, in the First Baptist Church of Slidell. The Rev. David Bradshaw presided, assisted by Warren Chesser. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Hickerson died Jan. 14, 2000, in Garland.
She was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Decatur. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Finis Hickerson on May 28, 1939, in Marietta, Okla. She was a member of the Slidell First Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Reggie Hickerson of Mesquite and Ronnie Hickerson and his wife Shari of Clifton; two brothers, Frank and Billy Blake Jameson of Denton; and three grandchildren, R.J. Hickerson, Jr., Ryan Lee Hickerson and Chelsea B. Hickerson, all of Clifton.
Pallbearers were Hal Hickerson, Loyd Bennett, Don Gordon, Lawrence Blake Jameson, Norman Jameson, Tim Fletcher, Chris Fletcher and Eric Fletcher.
Memorials may be made to the building fund of the Slidell First Baptist Church.

Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox
1937-2000
Maria Vivian Cox Hicks, 62, of Justin, retired director of nursing at Decatur Community Hospital, died February 17 at her home. Funeral is Sunday, February 20, at the Justin Church of Christ with burial in Justin Cemetery. Ministers Lonnio Davis and Roy Deaver will conduct the service.
Hicks was born May 28, 1937 in Decatur. She was a 1954 graduate of Northwest High School and a 1972 graduate of John Peter Smit School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in 1972 at the old Darwin Hospital in Decatur and was instrumental in the move to the new Decatur Community Hospital in 1974.
She served as director of nursing, director of surgery and assistant administrator for nursing services during a 17-year career at the Decatur hospital. She retired in 1989.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hicks of Decatur and four children, Jonna Whiteside, Penni Green, Lynda Tidwell and Dwayne L. Hicks. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, LaFlora Knox of Haslet.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Eric Green, Caleb Tidwell, Adam Tidwell, Sean Whiteside, Kevin Whiteside, Michael Hicks and nephews Price, Travis and Brad Knox.

Hightower, L.B.
1908-2000
Service for L.B. Hightower, 92, of Boyd was Thursday, June 15, at Christian Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Boyd Cemetery. A.J. Hightower officiated.
Hightower died June 12, 2000, in Azle.
Born Feb. 13, 1908, in Purley, he was a member of the Newark Church of Christ and had lived in Wise County since 1963. He was retired from Harbison & Fischer oilfield maintenance. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia "Hon" Hightower, his parents, John Robert and Stella Newson; two grandchildren, Stephen and Tammy; two brothers, Pierce and Joe Burl; and two sisters, Pauline and Durine.
Survivors include two sons, Billy W. Hightower and Jerry C. Hightower and his wife Barbara; a daughter, Sarah Francis Brammer and husband Leslie; two brothers A.J. Hightower and Robert Hightower; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchidren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Hightower, Randy Hightower, Darrel Hightower, Greg Hightower, Keith Hightower, Mike Davis, Derek Wallace and Bryce Reed.

Hilliard, Dorothy Dove Whistler
1913-2000
Service for Dorothy Dove Whistler Hilliard, 86, of Richland Hills was to be Saturday, March 25, at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. The Rev. Russell Bankes was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Hilliard died March 22, 2000, in Richland Hills.
Born Nov. 14, 1913, in Scurry, Hilliard married Orbrie Lee “Buster” Hilliard on Aug. 17, 1935. She was preceded in death by her brother, A.J. Whistler and her husband, Orbrie Lee Hilliard.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Ruth and John William Fuller of Boyd; three grandchildren, Sean Fuller of Murchison, Brian Scott Fuller of Hurst and Phalassa Fuller of Boyd; a great-granddaughter, Kassidy Shaun Fuller of Murchison; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Lela Holt of Pomona, Calif., Nina and C.M. Pope of Tyler and Nora Edith Davis of Corsicana; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Whistler, Troy Sykes, Steve Weeks, Brian Fuller, Percy Brown and Bobby Whistler.
Honorary pallbearer was to be Alvie Whistler.

Hilton, Eunice Edna
1914-2000
Service for Eunice Edna Hilton, 85, of Decatur is Sunday, April 16, 2000, in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jack Gatewood is to preside. Burial is to follow at Preskitt Cemetery in Wise County.
Hilton died on April 14, 2000, in Decatur.
She was born on Nov. 14, 1914, in Dekalb.
Hilton was a retired seamstress for Lorch-Westway Manufacturing. She married the late Homer Leo Hilton on May 18, 1933, in Texarkana, Ark. He died on Feb. 5, 2000. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur and the Rebekah Lodge. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry and Michael Hilton.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Hilton of Houston; a daughter, Patricia Hilton of Bluefield, West Virginia; 10 grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.

Hilton, Homer Leo
1910 - 2000
Service for Homer Leo Hilton, 89, of Decatur, was Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jack Gatewood officiated. Burial followed at Preskitt Cemetery in Decatur.
Hilton died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 8, 1910, in Wise County, he was a building contractor and a member of the Decatur Oddfellows Lodge. He married Edna Jones on May 18, 1933, in Texarkana.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Wayne and Michael Hilton.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Hilton of Decatur; a son, Ronald Hilton of Irvine, Calif.; a daughter, Patricia Hilton of Bluefield, W.Va.; a brother, G.W. Hilton of Fort Worth; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tommy Tyler, Jack, Stanley, Stanford, Paul and Donald Hilton.

Hines, Juanita Marie
1931-2000
Service for Juanita Marie Hines, 69, of Decatur, will be Monday, Aug. 21, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Lee Roy Jackson will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hines died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, in Dallas.
Born July 19, 1931, in Denton, she married Robert Dill Hines on July 25, 1943, in Knox City. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dill Hines and two sisters, Cleo Tigert and Eva Strange.
She is survived by a son, Terry Hines of Decatur; a daughter, Tina Madera of Runaway Bay; a brother, Wayne McGar of Decatur; four sisters, Clara Trail and Laverne McCrary, both of Decatur, Dorothy Alvey of Denton and Jane Ballard of Celina and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Trail, Frank Trail, Billy Riley, DeWayne McQuarry and Larry Alvey.

Hinshaw, Dorothy Joan
1933-2000
Service for Dorothy Joan Hinshaw, 66, of Decatur was Friday,  Feb. 11, at the Decatur Church of Christ. Ryan Morrison officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Hinshaw died Feb. 8, 2000, in Dallas. She was born on Sept. 5, 1933, in Mingus. She was an assembly worker for Victor Equipment. She married Wayne Hinshaw on March 24, 1962, in Mineral Wells. She was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ.
Hinshaw is survived by her husband, Wayne; two sons, Vince Hinshaw of Decatur and Cullen Hinshaw of Denton; a daughter, Marianne Hinshaw of Denton; three brothers, W.C. Vincent of Gainesville, Mac Vincent of Krum and Buddy Vincent of Oklahoma; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donnie Autry, David Douglas, Kevin Walton, Alan Hinshaw, Eric Bryan and Kevin Vincent.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert Rodden, Walt Vincent, Mac Vincent Jr., Ronnie Pellegrinz and Doug Price.

Hodges, J.C.
1912-2000
Graveside service for J.C. Hodges, 88, of Chico will be Thursday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at Cumby Cemetery north of Chico. Chaplain Gentry Castleman will officiate.
Hodges died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Chico.
Born May 10, 1912, in Pottsboro, he married Pauline Moore on April 14, 1975, in Fort Worth.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 908 and Knight Templar of Texas. He was also a Baptist. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Billie Banks and Patsy Edwards.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pauline Hodges; one son, Edward B. Browning and wife Connie; two daughters, Gayle Monett and husband Roy and Mary Wilkins and husband Dan; three sisters, Allee Lewie, Geneva Hostetter and Irene Tomlinson; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Holleman, Nancy
1935-2000
Service for Nancy Holleman, 64, of Chico was to be Saturday, March 18, at the Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth at 3:30 p.m. Burial was to be at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Holleman died March 16, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born June 28, 1935, in Brownwood, Holleman was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Holleman in 1979. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Cox and her mother, Geneva Richardson.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Jane Cox and husband Will of Chico, Linda Oler and husband Gary of Denison and Judy Welborn and husband Steve of Jacksboro; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Gene Hash of Springtown, Jimmy Hash of Bonham and Jackie Hash and his wife Ann of Springtown; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim Richardson and wife Wanda of Rhome; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Holloway, Robert Lee “Bob”1927-2000 Former Wise County judge and long-time dairyman Robert Lee “Bob” Holloway, 73, of Greenwood died early yesterday (Aug 17, 2000). Holloway served as county judge from 1983-1987. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sycamore Cemetery. Family visitation at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home

Holt, Norine
1921-2000
Service for Norine Holt, 79, of Bridgeport, was to be Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Rev. Joe Motsenbocker was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Holt died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 in Decatur.
Born April 14, 1921 in Wise County, she was a lifetime resident of Wise County. She married Royce Holt on Aug. 22, 1953 in Bridgeport and was a home-maker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Royce Holt, on Aug. 22, 1991.
She is survived by her sons, Tommy Sims and wife Donna and Bobby Holt and wife Sharon; her daughters, Kay Roberts and husband Donald, Loyce Lowery and friend Charles Shankle and Reba Bradley and husband Wayne; her brother, Billy Phillips and wife Bonnie; 12 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Greg Lowery, Chris Lowery, Money Roberts, Allen Holt, Corey Sims and David Jenkins.

Holtzinger, Homer Charles
1923-2000
Homer Charles Holtzinger, 77, of Paradise, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in Decatur. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Born Jan. 14, 1923, in Tulsa, Okla., he married Helen Smith on May 23, 1966, in Durant, Okla. He was a union bricklayer for FPR Walker Construction and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Holtzinger of Paradise; a son, Marvin Reeves of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Debbra Cline of Denton and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch.

Hopkins, Billy
1968-2000
Graveside service for Billy “J.R.” Hopkins, 31, of Galveston was Jan. 16 at the Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Steven Weeks presided.
Hopkins died Jan. 11, 2000, in Galveston. He was born Nov. 20, 1968, in Fort Worth.  He was a roofer.
Hopkins is survived by two sisters, Laura McQueen of Huntsville and Cynthia Mattox of Fort Worth; and his girlfriend, Shirleann McQueen. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and a sister.

Houchins, William P. “Buster”
1908-2000
Service for William P. “Buster” Houchins, 91, of Bridgeport, was to be Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Carpenter Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Joe Richardson was to officiate with burial at Wilson Prairie cemetery in Bridgeport.
Houchins died Jan. 24, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 21, 1908, in Wise County, he was a life-time resident of Bridgeport and worked as a burner watchman for Acme Brick Plant for 21 years. He married Dolly Ester Ramsey on Oct. 4, 1947 in Bridgeport. He was also a member of the Carpenter Street Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Dolly Houchins of Bridgeport; his son, R.E. and wife Beth Houchins of Arlington; his daughter, Linda and husband Jimmy Freeman of Bridgeport; three step-sons, Bill, Kenneth and Gene Cansler; a brother, Eldon Houchins of Bridgeport; a sister, Reba Jewell Fitzgerald of Bridgeport; 20 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Neil Houchins, David Cansler, Larry Pryor, Billy Cansler, Jason Younger and Freddie Winebrinner.
Honorary pallbeareres were Ryan Mitchell, Sammy Cansler and Buzzy Cansler.

Hulsey, Terry Gene
1948-2000
Memorial service for Terry Gene Hulsey, 52, of Newark was to be Saturday, July 29, at 3:30 p.m. in Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth.
Hulsey died July 26, 2000, in Newark.
Born Jan. 26, 1948, in Fort Worth, he loved to fish and search for fossils and old bottles. He was a former employee of the Fort Worth Zoo Reptile House. He was owner and operator of Terry Hulsey Trucking.
Survivors include his wife, Alison Hulsey of Newark; a daughter, Kortne Johnson of Newark; a son, Dillon Johnson of Newark; uncles, Dwayne Melton of Granbury, Luther Melton of Fort Worth, T.A. Melton of Denton and John Melton of Marlin; an aunt, Lillie Belle ‘Babe’ Horst of Sanger and father and mother-in-law, Cecil and Evelyn Lakey of Saginaw.

Hunt, Donald Lloyd
1918-2000
Service for Donald Lloyd Hunt, 82, of Boyd was Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Chaplain Gentry Castleman officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Hunt died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born June 7, 1918, in New Hope, he married Imogene Splawn on Aug. 28, 1946, in Fort Worth. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a retired custodian for the Boswell and Boyd school districts. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Deborah Kay Hunt and a brother, Alva Lee Hunt.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Imogene Hunt; a son, Edward Hunt; a daughter, Martha Buchholz; a brother, Billy Hunt; three grandchildren, Molly, Melissa and Karen; and a nephew, Jackie Hunt.

Hunt, Richard Douglas
1947 - 2000
Service for Richard Douglas Hunt, 52, of Bridgeport, was Sunday, Jan. 9,  at the Central Baptist Church near Chico. The Rev. Jerry Stout officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Chico.
Born March 7, 1947, in Hanford, Calif., he was a resident of Wise County the past 25 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam.  He was a field operator for Dynegy Midstream Services Co. in Chico for 30 years, a member of the VFW and a member of Central Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Eddie Hunt.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Hunt; two sons, Bernie Hunt and Joshua Smith; a daughter, Rebecca Smith; one sister, India Clark and one granddaughter, Addie Smith.
Pallbearers were Victor Gonzales, Denny Keith, Kenny Wichert, Skip Jackson, Joe Clark, Rick Walton, Kent Huddleston and Neal Hachtel.

Hunter, Eugene
1968-2000
Funeral for Eugene Hunter, 31, of Poolville is Thursday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at White’s Funeral Chapel in Springtown. Burial is at Boonsville Cemetery in Boonsville.
Hunter died July 31, 2000, in Azle.
Born Nov. 13, 1968, in Azle, he was a life long resident of Springtown/Poolville. He was employed by Ronrell Enterprises as a heavy machinery operator.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Hunter; daughters, Kim Hunter and Brandy Hunter; a son, Bill Hunter; brother, Horace Hunter; sisters, Flora Butler and Hardina Lackey; parents, Flossie and Harper Hunter, all of Poolville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Hunter, Jo Beth
1931-2000
Graveside service for Jo Beth Hunter, 69, of Chico is Friday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Billy Joe Womack will officiate.
Hunter died June 19, 2000, in Dallas.
Born April 21, 1931, in Wise County, she was a lifetime resident of Wise County. She was a retired service station attendant and a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and two sisters.
Survivors include a sister, Sue Manning of Chico; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Hunter, John Milton
1916-2000
Funeral for John Milton Hunter, 84, of Fort Worth, was Tuesday, Nov 7, in the at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial was in the Jackson Cemetery in Krum.
He died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at his home.
John was a family man, avid Texas Rangers fan and had worked for Fort Worth Yellow Cab Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorthey K. Hunter.
Survivors include sons and their wives, James and Mary Hunter, Cecil and Linda Hunter, John and Amy Maxwell of Fort Worth; daughters and husbands, Barbara and LeRoy Kemper of Paradise, Annette and Sonny Raley of Boyd; sister, Maggie Pate of Sneads, Fla.; brother-in-law and wife, Floyd and Lenna Murphy of Othello, Wash.; sisters-in-law, Frances Douglas of Fort Worth, Mary Hunter of Sneads.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to Vitas Hospice in Denton or Cook’s Childrens Oncology Clinic.

Husband, Caleb Paul
2000
Funeral service for Caleb Paul Husband, infant son of Christopher Paul and Summer Michele Husband of Houston, was Tuesday, July 11 at the West University Baptist Church in Houston.
Burial followed at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
Dr. G. Barry Landrum officiated.
Husband was born and died Saturday, July 8, 2000, in Houston.
Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Michael and Judy Shelley and Ron and Lila Husband; great-grandparents, Otto S. Shelley and Herman and Mary Nell Dicus of Decatur; and numerous other relatives.
Memorials can be made in memory of Caleb Paul Husband at the Texas Children’s Hospital, 6621 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77030.

Huse, Estelle
1910-2000
Service for Estelle Huse, 89, of Rhome was to be Saturday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rhome. Burial was to follow at the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora.
Huse died Jan. 4, 2000.
Born on Oct. 8, 1910, in Rhome, Huse was the daugher of Ezra and Addie Simmons. On May 21, 1927, she married Richard Lee Huse. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1982. She was a homemaker, organist at the First Baptist Church of Rhome for more than 30 years and served as director of music for four years.
She operated a beauty shop in Rhome for many years, made arts and crafts for her family and friends and served two terms on the Rhome City Council.
Survivors include a daugher, Jackie Huse Beavers of Bedford; a son, Roy Allen Huse of Fort Lawn, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Dr. Alan Stockard and Greg Huse of Fort Worth, Cheryl Tinsley and Cathy Blood of Arlington, Cindy Hiller of North Richland Hills, LeTishe Mayer of Houston and Roger Huse of Charlotte, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Esther Roper of Rhome, Ettie May Doyle of Fort Worth and Bonnie Jean Keen of Arlington; and one brother, Cecil Russell Simmons of Newark.

Jensen, Gary Eugene
2000
Graveside service for Gary Eugene Jensen, infant son of David and Stacy Jensen, of Decatur, was Friday, Nov. 11, in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. He was born and died Nov. 8, 2000.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, David Joshua Jensen and a sister, Dawn Marie Jensen; grandparents, Gary and Mary Shafer of Decatur, Beverly Jensen of Arizona and great-grandparents Don and Odetta Vetter of Colorado.

Jernigan, Bobbie Hartsell
1929-2000
Service for Bobbie Hartsell Jernigan, 71, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Chico, was Aug. 12, at J.R. Foust Funeral Home in Grapevine. Burial followed at Bonnet Hills Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Jernigan died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000.
Born Dec. 23, 1929, she is survived by her mother, Ruth Cleo Hartsell of Chico; a sister, Glenda Keilstrup of Arlington; two brothers, Fred Hartsell and Tommy Hartsell, both of Fort Worth; two daughters, Teresa Jernigan of Bridgeport and Hope Goodnight of Arkansas; two sons, Dwight Jernigan and Lonny Jernigan, both of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren, Erika Noble, Blake Jackson, Amber Jackson, Tessa Jackson, Brett Goodnight, Gideon Goodnight, Lauren Jernigan and Jennifer Jernigan and one great-grandson, Tyler Noble.

Johnson, Daniel Lewis
1984-2000
Service for Daniel Lewis Johnson, 15, of Richardson, was Tuesday at the Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Tom Gibbons officiated. Burial followed at the Chico Cemetery.
Johnson died on March 17, 2000.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1984, in McKinney.
Johnson was a student at Richardson North Junior High School where he played soccer and baseball. He was a member of the Saint Paul Catholic Church in Richardson. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Helen Johnson.
He is survived by his parents, Chris and Cathy Johnson of Richardson; a brother, Ryan Johnson; a sister, Jennifer Johnson; grandparents, Jane Barton, Lawrence Johnson and Jack Barton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were: Barry, Eddie and Jerry Barton, Mike Renshaw, Danny Johnson and Cliff Daily.

Johnson, Earl C.
1922-2000
Service for Earl C. Johnson, 78, of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, Mar. 8, at Decatur Church of Christ. Robert Isham was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Johnson died Sunday, Mar. 5, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 7, 1922, in Arkansas City, Kan., he retired from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service. He was an active member of the Decatur Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death in 1999 by his wife of 52 years, LaMoyne Johnson.
He is survived by his sons, Tommy Johnson of Palmer, Curt Johnson of Haltom City and Alan Johnson of Decatur; a brother, Glen Johnson of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Phil Johnson, Alvin Baker, Ron Choate, Dennis Moffit, Bob Hussey and Pat Collins.

Johnson, Harry Austin
1932-2000
Service for Harry Austin Johnson, 68, of Fort Worth, was Tuesday, May 30, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church with Fred Villa officiating. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery in Wise County.
Johnson died May 25, at his residence in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 2, 1932 in Oklahoma City, he married Dorothy Powell Johnson on April 19, 1993. He was a longtime Bridgeport resident who moved to Fort Worth 15 years ago. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was an air conditioning technician. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church of Fort Worth and an active member of the Senior Citizens of Haltom City.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Johnson of Fort Worth; three sons, Benny Johnson of Bridgeport, Don Johnson of Springtown and Robert Johnson of Paradise; four daughters, Linda Shocklear-Terry of Springtown, Debbie Dorman of Fort Worth, Carol Womack of Fort Worth and Susan Ramey of Paradise; and 23 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Steven Sosa, Darren Sosa, Warren Sosa, Bruce Brassfield, Bobby Starnes and Tracy Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Burt, Scotty Jobe and Charles Jobe.

Johnson, Jason Douglas
1964-2000
Service for Jason Douglas Johnson, 35, of Decatur, is Friday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jack Gatewood, assisted by Barry Jameson, will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Johnson died Monday, May 22, 2000, in Wise County.
Born June 17, 1964, in Blackwell, Okla., he was employed in the construction industry and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
He is survived by his parents, David and Eula Johnson of Decatur; a son, Alec Johnson of Decatur; Alec’s mother, Marilyn Belew of Decatur;three nephews and three nieces; a brother, Wayne Johnson of Baytown; three sisters, Judy Lester of Bridgeport, Deanne Martin of Decatur and Joyce Johnson of Dallas; and his grandmother, Ida Johnson of Baytown.
Visitation is Thursday, May 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home.

Jones, Charles William
1929-2000
Service for Charles William Jones, 70, of Derby, N.Y., was on Feb. 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish presided.
Jones died on Feb. 20, 2000, in Bridgeport.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1929, in Hamburg, N.Y. He was a retired steel mill worker. Jones married Arline Mae Schumacher on April 9, 1948, in Derby.  He was preceded in death by his children, Melvin, Michael, Charles and Jacqueline.
Jones is survived by his wife, Arline; three sons, Roy H. Jones and his wife Patti, Fred A. Jones and his wife, Terri and Robert K. Jones and his wife Karol; three daughters, Mildred A. Weber and her husband Tom, Linda C. White and her husband Ronald and Francine M. Calvert and her husband Clayton; two brothers, Earl and Harry Jones; four sisters, Marion Nagle, Ruth Bieleher, Lois Lochte and Margaret Sterner; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Jordan, Jim
1936-2000
Service for Jim Jordan, 63, of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Norman Abernathy was to preside and burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Jordan died April 5, 2000, in Decatur.
Born April 24, 1936, in Franklin, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth Philpot Jordan, Jordan wed Geraldine Brewer on Feb. 15, 1976, in Las Cruces, N.M. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Scottish Rite. Jordan was also a 32nd degree Mason and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Geraldine Jordan; his mother and her husband, Elizabeth and Kenny Robinson; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Anthony Jordan, James Anthony and Susan Lunsford, Jeff and Sheila Lunsford and Randy Dennis; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and William Libecap; a sister, Sue Ellen Lain; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Judge, Curtis Allen
1922-2000
Service for Curtis Allen Judge, 77, of Rhome, was to be Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Rhome. The Revs. James Hurst and Michael Stephenson were to officiate. Burial was to follow at the Alvord Cemetery.
Judge died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 15, 1922, in Justin, he married Erva Lee Hyatt on Dec. 28, 1948, in Wise County. He retired from the City of Fort Worth Street Division and then was employed by the Northwest school district as a bus driver for 12 years. He was ordained as a minister with the Assembly of God Church in 1958. He was a member of the Abundant Life Worship Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Florence Judge and one brother, Albert Judge.
He is survived by his wife, Erva Lee Judge; a brother, Arch H. Judge; two sisters, Opal Hawkins and Pauline Hunter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be James Idell, Daniel Evans, Ricky Hyatt, Kevin Drake, Chris Evans and Don Hyatt.

Keener, Allen J.
1932-2000
Funeral for Allen J. Keener, 67, of Fort Worth, is Thursday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. The Rev. Norman Abernathy will officiate and burial will follow in Anneville Cemetery.
A lifetime resident of Fort Worth, Keener died April 2, 2000, at his home.
Born July 14, 1932, in Ranger, he married Marilyn Little July 25, 1958, in Jacksboro. He served in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired price analyst for Bell Helicopter.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marilyn Keener of Fort Worth; son, Steve Keener of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law Terri and Steve Ellis of Boyd; grandsons, Tommy Ellis and Keith and Christopher Hulsey; sister, Helen Jean Stone of Graham; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Hayes, Benjamin Whatley, Mark Sanders, Joseph Sanders, Jonathan Huckabee and Brian Britt.

Kell, Joseph W.
1917-2000
Joseph W. Kell, 82, of Rhome, died April 26, 2000, in Fort Worth. A private service will be held at a future date.
Born July 17, 1917, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was a master stone carver. He was a veteran of WW II and flew 37 missions in B-17s. He left the service in 1955 as a first lieutenant. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Stamford.
He is survived by his wife, Marvis Kell of Rhome; his sons, Joseph W. Kell II and James L. Kell, both of Ocala, Fla.; a daughter, Karen K. White of Caholunn, La.; a sister, Mary Jean Raines of Bloomington, Ind; two grandsons; one granddaughter; two great-grandsons; one stepson and two stepdaughters.

Kelley, Comilla Funeral service for Comilla Kelley, 56, of Midland was Monday, July 24, at Crestview Baptist Church in Midland. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. Dr. Larry Ashlock officiated.Kelley died July 21, 2000, in Midland. Born February 22, 1944, in Childress, she moved to Midland from San Angelo at an early age. She married Ray D. Kelley on June 15, 1963, in Midland. She worked for Texas Electric and was co-owner of Kelley Carpet.  She was active in church choir and Bible school at Crestview Baptist Church. She was very active with Midland United Girl’s Softball from 1982-1997 and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.Survivors include her husband; her mother, Comilla Simmons of, Decatur; two daughters, Monica Kelley of Midland and Katrina Kelley of San Angelo and a brother, Wesley Wayne Simmons of Hurst.Pallbearers were Dean Minnick, Roland Moreland, Mike Credicott, Tony Thatcher, Van Harris and Cary Moss. Honorary pallbearers were John Marshall, Darrell Roberts, Fred Nobles, Carl Kitto and Adam Praisnar.The family requests that memorials to Look Good, Feel Good Shop, 2200 West Illinois, Midland, Texas 79701 or to a charity of choice.

Kelley, Orrie B. “O.B.”
1913-2000
Service for Orrie B. “O.B.” Kelley, 86, of Paradise was Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Paradise Church of Christ. Gary Beard officiated and burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery in Cottondale.
Kelley died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in Paradise.
Born Aug. 6, 1913, in Cottondale, Kelley lived in Paradise for the past six years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in World War II. He was a district superintendent for El Paso Natural Gas until his retirement and was a member of the Church of Christ. He married Evelyn Maddux Kelley on April 18, 1992, in Paradise. He was preceded in death by Bessie Kelley and 10 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Kelley of Paradise; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby L. and Caye-Ellen Kelley; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Barry Standefer; extended family members, Dot and Harold Read and Randall and Carlene Morehead and their families; and four grandchildren, Bryan, Christopher, Joshua and Tyler.
Pallbearers were Joshua Kelley, Kyle Cagle, Marvin Livengood, Coy Cleveland, Duane Read, Bryan Standefer and Chris Standefer.

Kelly, B.A.
1936-2000
Service for B.A. Kelly, 64, of Decatur will be Friday, May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Jim Taylor will officiate.
Kelly died May 22, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born May 10, 1936, in Monroe, La., he was the owner of Qualified Electrical Services of Decatur and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was active in the Scottish Rite and York Rite. Kelly was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a longtime resident of Brazoria where he served in the Brazoria Lions Club. He was also the Brazoria County Democratic Precinct Party Chairman.
Survivors include five daughers, Margarette Olivier and husband, Pete; Regina Hopkins and husband, Johnny; Debra Kelly, Anita Elliot and Shannon Hamilton and husband, James; a sister, Clara K. Laxton; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two nephews, James and Todd Laxton.

Kelsey, Bobby Gene
1930-1999
Service for Bobby Gene Kelsey, 69, of Chico was Jan 14, at the First Assembly of God Church in Chico. The Rev. Chuck Kackley officiated. Burial followed at Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery in Wichita Falls.
Kelsey was born March 20, 1930, in Wichita Falls. He died Jan. 11, 2000, in Decatur. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Chico. He married Jean McClellan on June 11, 1954, in Henrietta. He was preceded in death by one son, Weldon Eugene Kelsey.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; a son, Bill Parker; two daughters, Linda Carter and Renee Berg; four sisters, Rosa Holder, Faye Kennedy, Ethel Raley of Wichita Falls and Mildred Chandler of Holliday; a brother, Jack Kelsey of Yukon, Okla.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lance Parker, Derek Berg, Allen Carter, Ronnie Clifton, Walter Collins, John Lancaster, Toby Moore and Wayne Verden.

Kemp, Matthew Gaylord
1986-2000
Service for Matthew Gaylord Kemp, 13, of Rhome is Thursday, May 18, at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Rhome. The Rev. Ron Graham will officiate. Burial will follow at the Aurora cemetery.
Kemp died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Born July 4, 1986, in Bridgeport, he was a seventh grade student at Chisholm Trail Middle School where he was an A-B honor student and a member of the seventh grade basketball team.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Terri and Allen Kunard of Rhome; his father, Victor Kemp of Rhome; two brothers, Lantz Kemp of Rhome and Chris Kunard of Lenexa, Kan.; grandparents, G.H. Trimuar of Huntsville, Milton and Leona Kemp of Jacksboro and Wayne and Verna Kunard of Lenexa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to an account established at First National Bank of Texas, P.O. Box 300, Decatur, Texas 76234, to help defray funeral expenses.

Kennedy, Ruby Nell
1925-2000
Service for Ruby Nell Kennedy, 75, of Lindale was Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in the Lindale City Cemetery. The Revs. Bill Cunningham and Tommy Lyles officiated.
Kennedy died Nov. 12, 2000, in Lindale.
She was born March 2, 1925, in Plano. She was retired from the Southland Corporation, a member of the Lindale First United Methodist Church, a member of Lucy Bradshaw Sunday School Class, a past member of Wesley Service Guild, home demonstration clubs and a quilting club.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Sue Johnson of Bridgeport, and Charlotte Goetze of Longview; two sisters, Martha O’Keefe of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Ruth Pipins of Dallas; two brothers, Al Yarbrough of Lindale and Milton Yarbrough of Lake Dallas. Also surviving are six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Kerr, Alice Rose Rosenburg
1910-2000
Graveside service for Alice Rose Rosenburg Kerr, 90, of Decatur, was to be Saturday, Sept. 2, at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Rusty Hedges was to officiate.
Pallbearers were to be V.M. Claborn, Ruben Pinkerton, Eddie Grundy, Billy Joe Snider and Sonny Jackson.
Kerr died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 11, 1910, in Decatur, she married Dennis Stimpson Kerr in Decatur in 1928. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nadine Kerr McGovern.
She was a member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by a son, Dennis Stimpson Kerr, Jr., of Deming, N.M.; a brother, Frank and wife Bernice Rosenburg of Decatur; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Killough, Charles Moxley, Dr.
1932-2000
Service was Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Sagemont Church in Houston for Dr. Charles Moxley Killough, 68, of Houston. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Thomas Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Killough died Oct. 21, 2000. He was born Feb. 3, 1932, Dr. Killough was the first pastor of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
He is survived by his wife Janice and two daughters, Debbie McGuire and her husband Mac and Karen Holland and husband Rick; granddaughters, Amber, Shea and Kelli and great-grandson Ryan; two brothers and a sister.

King, Michael E.
1952-2000
Service for Michael E. King, 47, of Harriet, Ark. will be Saturday, Sept. 23, in Marshall, Ark.
King died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his home.
Born Oct. 27, 1952, in Lubbock, he was a welder and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1971 to 1975.
He was preceded in death by his father, James E. King, of Alvord.
He is survived by his mother, Mary E. King of Alvord; two sisters, Deborah Sawyer of Alvord and Pam King of Westminster; three nephews and five nieces.

King, Roland Travis
1914-2000
Service for Roland Travis King, 85, of Decatur was Monday, May 15, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Warren Crothers officiated. Burial followed at the Mountain Creek Cemetery in Saint Jo.
King died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Decatur.
Born July 17, 1914, in Montague County, he was a retired heavy equipment operator. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Imogene Crunk on Sept. 20, 1937 in Decatur. She preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1999. He was also preceded in death by a son, Travis Gene King.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda and husband Jimmy Bishop of Decatur; daughter-in-law, Oma Gene King of The Colony; grandchildren, Janet and Steve Westbrook of Claude, Brad and Nancy Perry of Sachse and Andy and Jennifer Nations of Decatur and great-grandchildren, Eric, James and Kent Westbrook of Claude and Kimberly and Laura Perry of Sachse.

Kinsey, Ruby Opal
1911-2000
Service for Ruby Opal Kinsey, 89, of Bridgeport was Monday at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Dr. Bill Dye officiated and burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Kinsey died April 22, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 25, 1911, in Bridgeport, Kinsey was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. She was a salesperson in the retail clothing industry and was preceded in death by her husband, Gabe Kinsey.
Survivors include a nephew, Tom Clark of Las Vegas, Nev.; two nieces, Jackie Fuson of Lovington N.M. and Sherry Whister of San Diego, Calif.; a cousin, Betty Chaney of Decatur; and three great-nieces.
Pallbearers were Kevin Woodard, Craig Woodard, Stacy Green, Barry Green, James Pewitt and Mike Pewitt.

Kissner, Shirley Frances
1938-2000
Graveside service for Shirley Frances Kissner, 61, of Fort Worth, was to be Saturday, April 15, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Princeton.
Kissner died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 16, 1938, in Farmersville, she is survived by three daughters, Vicki Kissner of Washington, Cindy Kissner of Alvarado, Debbie Kissner Myers of Fort Worth; three brothers, Walter White of Grand Prairie, Jerry W. White of Waxahachie and Monte D. White of Lavon; a sister, Marie Barnes of Kemp; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kleam, Helen
1919-2000
Service for Helen Kleam, 80, of Bridgeport was Thursday, Feb. 3, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Dr. Bill Dye officiated and burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Kleam died Jan. 31, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 23, 1919, in Smith County, Kleam had lived in Bridgeport since 1957 and was a homemaker. She married J.C. Kleam on Aug. 17, 1935, in Troup. Kleam was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lola Propp.
Survivors include her husband, J.C. Kleam of Bridgeport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Marie Kleam of Bridgeport, Bob and Kathy Kleam of Lake Dallas and Randy and Darla Kleam of Bridgeport; a brother, Ed Webb of Groves; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; six grandchildren, Kristi, Rob, Donnie, Ronnie, Jace and Casey; and two great-grandchildren, Chase and Jake.
Pallbearers were Rob Kleam, Ronnie Kleam, Donnie Kleam, Steve Baine, Jace Kleam and Weldon Howard.

Kleam, J.C.
1915-2000
Funeral service for J.C. Kleam, 85, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Burial was to follow in East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions was to officiate. Kleam died July 24, 2000, in Decatur, Born Jan. 4, 1915, in Troup, he was a longtime resident of the Bridgeport community. He was retired from oilfield production. He married Helen Webb Kleam on Aug 17, 1935, in Troup. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years; three brothers, Pinkney, Auyer and William Kleam; and four sisters, Bertha Dowdy, Jewel Arnold, Edith Kleam and Lottie Kleam. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Kleam and wife Marie and Randy Kleam and wife Dana, all of Bridgeport and Bob Kleam and wife Kathy of Lake Dallas; grandchildren, Kristin Baine and husband Steve of Corinth, Rob Kleam and wife Stephanie of Corinth, Donnie Kleam and wife Mindy of Mansfield, Ronnie Kleam and wife Amy of Lubbock, Jace Kleam of Lubbock and Casey Kleam.of Bridgeport; great-grandsons, Chase and Jake Baine of Corinth; sisters, Ruby Blackwell and Rosie Sanford; and numerons nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Rob Klearn, Ronnie Kleam; Donnie Kleam, Steve Baine, Jace Kleam and Casey Kleam.

Koerner, Curtis N.
1942-2000
Service for Curtis N. Koerner, 57, of Paradise, was to be Wednesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Billie Fitch was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Roberts Branch Cemetery in Jacksboro.
Koerner died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Decatur.
Born April 28, 1942, in Mason, he had been a resident of Paradise the past nine years. He was a courier for Cyclone Courier of Irving. He was a member of the Hilltop Assembly of God Church. He married LaDonna Sullivan Koerner on Feb. 26, 1962, in Tahoka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Iva Koerner and a brother, William Koerner.
He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Koerner; a son, Mark Koerner; a daughter, Pamela K. and husband Larry Smith; two brothers, David and Alfred Koerner; a sister, Celeta Lawrence; five grandchildren, Kayla, Jeanie, Misty, Jason and Tracey and three great-grandchildren, Britney, Anthony and Makinzee.
Pallbearers were Rocky Gralla, Jason Smith, Bobby Shawn, Steve Irwin, Jamie Branscum, James Mills, Jack Hail and Eddie Koerner.

Kranklin, Howard Wade
1937-2000
Service for Howard Wade Franklin, 63, of Bridgeport was Thursday, April 27, at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Ryan Reed officiated.
Wade died April 23, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 5, 1937, in Marietta, Ga., Franklin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of Georgia Tech. He was a retired systems consultant for NCR Corp. and a member of the MENSA Society.
Survivors include a son, Michael Wade Franklin; a daughter, Sarah Van Vlake; a sister, Edwina Franklin and a grandson, Michael Wade Franklin, Jr.

Krappel, Frank
1923-2000
Frank Krappel, 77, of Decatur, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, in Decatur. No service has been set.
Born Feb. 16, 1923, in Brookfield, Mo., he was a free-lance commercial artist.
He is survived by three daughters; Beverly Mills of Arlington, Linda Eubanks of Burleson and Rosemary Arnt of Houston; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

LaFountain, William B. ‘Bill’
1930-2000
Service for William B. "Bill" LaFountain, 70, of Boyd was Monday, June 5, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial followed at Annis Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Don Smith officiated.
LaFountain died May 31, 2000, in Dallas.
Born April 13, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., he was a retired truck driver and employee of Wise County Precinct 3. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Annis Chapel Baptist Church and a deacon. He married Margaret Faye Campbell on Feb. 15, 1992, in Springtown. He lived in Boyd for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Tammy Stuard and her husband Brett of Fort Worth; four sons, David LaFountain and his wife Cathy of Bridgeport, Gary LaFountain and his wife Bonnie of Fort Worth, Michael LaFountain and his wife Sherri of Villa Park, Ill. and Charles LaFountain of Dallas; four step children, Paula, Brenda, Clint and Cliff; 21 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gary LaFountain, David LaFoun-tain, Michael LaFountain and Brett Stuard.

Lamance, Annie Laurie Gipple
1918-2000
Funeral for Annie Laurie Gipple Lamance, 81, of Boyd, was to be Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Garvin Methodist Church in Boyd.
Lamance died June 18, 2000, in Azle.
Born Nov. 19, 1918, in Centre, Okla., she attended New Hope Baptist Church in Boyd and Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Reno. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking Sunday dinner for her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie William Lamance and sons, John Henry and Joseph Lamance.
Survivors include her sons, Jerrol ‘J.R.’, William ‘Bill’ and James “Harry” Lamance, all of Boyd, David "Buck" Lamance of Wallis; daughters, Dona Tillotson of Fort Worth, Linda Spry of Azle and Mary ‘Susie’ Cordell of Boyd; thirty-four grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; and eight great great-grandchildren

Lambert, J.T., Rev.
1918-2000
Service for Rev. J.T. Lambert, 82, of Denton was to be noon Thursday, May 18, at the Northside Baptist Church in Carrollton. Burial was to follow at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Lambert died May 16, 2000, in Carrollton.
Born Feb. 18, 1918, in Decatur, Lambert married Jeraldean Reed of Decatur. He dedicated his life to working in the ministry and graduated from Arlington Baptist College. He held his first position as senior pastor in Springtown. He later became the senior pastor of Maple Lawn Baptist Church in Dallas. He retired in 1974 because of an illness. In 1985, Lambert returned to Decatur. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years in 1993.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Kenneth Richardson of Plano and Martha and Jesse Junkin of Carrollton; granddaughters and their husbands Deborah and Andrew Simmons of Rowlett, Alaina and James Ray of Plano and Kerry Junkin of Dallas; great grandchildren Rebekah Simmons, Hannah Simmons and Jordan Ray, all of Dallas; a brother, Joe Lambert of Decatur; a sister-in-law Lorene Whatley and her husband, Gus, also of Decatur.
Pallbearers were to be Joe Lambert, Andrew Simmons, James Ray, Larry Tarr, Gail Starrett and Bobby Tillman.

Landers, Owen Jerral
1922-2000
Service for Owen Jerral Landers, 78, mayor of Aurora, will be Monday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Newark. Burial will follow at Bluebonnet Cemetery in Colleyville. Family visitation is Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Landers died Thursday, April 13, 2000, after a long battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 14, 1922, to Oren and Dosia Landers in Sanger, he served in the Air Force during World War II. He moved to Hurst in 1955 and worked as a maintenance supervisor for Bell Helicopter for 33 years. He was a member of Local Union #218. After retiring in 1983, he moved to Aurora where he was elected mayor. He held the office unopposed for more than 13 years until his death.
He was active in the Community Christmas Pals and helped rebuild Grace Baptist Church in Newark.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerlene Landers; daughters Cheryl Landers Collins and Cathy Landers Hale; his parents; his brothers, Herman, Lewis, Johnnie and Nolan and a sister, Janie Snow.
He is survived by a son, Jerral F. and wife Lynnette Landers of Hurst; grandsons, Cory Landers of Corpus Christi, Kelly Landers and Cody Landers of Hurst; granddaughters, Michelle Harris and Misty Collins of Hurst; his sisters, Marie Calvert of Fort Worth and Kay Whistler and husband Bob of Decatur; sisters-in-law Mae Landers of Denton, Colleen Landers of Fort Worth and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tracy Whistler, Harold Landers, Donnie Landers, Tim Landers, John Green and Chuck Rinehart.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Grace Baptist Church in Newark.

Lankford, William R. ‘Shorty’
1924-2000
Graveside service for William R. “Shorty” Lankford, 76, of Boyd, was to be Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Paradise Cemetery. Scott Moore was to officiate.
Pallbearers were to be Marty Woods, Dennis Lankford, Ronnie Lankford, Ricky Lankford, Robby Lankford and Art Lankford. Honorary pallbearers were to be Raymond Hays and Joe Hatley.
Lankford died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 in Denton.
Born Sept. 29, 1924 in Asheville, N.C., he was a retired cook and a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Boyd.
He is survived by three brothers, Vernon Lankford, Ronald Lankford and Art Lankford; two sisters, Louise Hatley and Martha Brown and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lawhon, Donnie ‘Joe’
1929-2000
Service for Donnie “Joe” Lawhon, 70, of Springtown will be Monday, March 13 at the Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth at 11:30 a.m.
Lawhon died March 9, 2000, in Springtown.
Born March 23, 1929, in Wichita, Kan., Lawhon was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eureka Lodge No. 371 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, K.C.C.H., U.S. Air Force and the First United Methodist Church of Springtown. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Edith.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Patty Lawhon of Newark; a daughter and son-in-law, Collette and Ronnie Bayless of Springtown; a sister, Muriel Goll of Ponca City, Okla.; four grandchildren, Scott Bayless, Deena Tedder and her husband Chad and Dakota Lawhon; three great-grandchildren, Dylan, J.T. and Baret Tedder; and several nieces and nephews.

Laxson, Charlie L.
1912-2000
Service for Charlie L. Laxson, 87, of Bridgeport, was to be Saturday, Jan. 8, at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon. The Rev. Johnny Irish was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Wilbarger Memorial Park Cemetery.
Laxson died Jan. 6, 2000, in Decatur following a brief illness.
Born Jan. 17, 1912, in Waco, he was the son of Roy Lee Laxson and Gatra Goolsbee Marley. He married Julia Marie Emmons on Mar. 1, 1932 in Bartlesville, Okla. She preceded him in death on March 3, 1993. He was a retired oil field lease operator and moved to Bridgeport in 1988 and was a member of the Rockcrossing Baptist Church.
He is survived by one son, Butch Laxson of Bridgeport; one daughter, Beverly Wolfram of Banning, Calif.; two sisters, Leroi Davis of Choctaw, Okla., and Wanda Davis of Semi Valley, Calif; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Layfield, John W. ‘Jack’
1918-2000
Funeral for John W. "Jack" Layfield, 82, was Sunday, Nov. 12 at Fairview Baptist Church where he was a deacon and lifetime member.
He died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in Denton.
The Rev. Ben Phillips, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church and the Rev. Scott Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church in Justin officiated. His daughter, Francette Layfield Carnahan, gave the eulogy. Soloists were Kandy Aydelotte, Minister of Music at Fairview Baptist Church and Layfield’s younger daughter, Paulette. Burial was in the Thurmond-Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Carnahan, Raul Vargas, Joe Max Wilson, Fred Reed, Dennis Ferguson and Johnny McDowell. Honorary pallbearers were Elton McCurdy, Lane Taylor, Charles Stewart and Jesse Coker.
Layfield was born March 4, 1918, in Wise County to J.W. and Jakie (Whitten) Layfield. He graduated from Justin High School. He married Sibyl Eaves on October 10, 1948, in Houston. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a farmer and had retired from Barrett Farm Equipment in Justin after 20 years. He was a lifelong resident of Wise County, having never moved from the family farm in New Fairview. He was best known for his quiet and dignified demeanor, and his life reflected his love of music, farming, faith and family.
Survivors include his wife, Sibyl Eaves Layfield of New Fairview; daughters and sons-in-law, Francette and David Carnahan of The Woodlands and Paulette Layfield and Raul Vargas of New Fairview; granddaughters, Annalisa Layfield Vargas and Laurita Layfield Vargas.
Memorials should be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 969 FM 407, New Fairview, Texas 76078.

Laymance, Ima Houston
1907-2000
Service for Ima Houston Laymance, 92, of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, April 19, at Greenwood Garden Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Laymance died Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 6, 1907, she was a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Harris Hospital and had lived in Decatur nine years. She was a graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing.
She was preceded in death by her son, Guy Richard Laymance.
She is survived by her sons, Donald Ray and wife Margaret Laymance of Decatur and Roger Dale Laymance of Fort Worth; a daughter, Toy Lea and husband Johnie Owen of San Angelo; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Lepp, Cassidy Ann
2000
Graveside service for Cassidy Ann Lepp, infant daughter of Chad and Teffanie Lepp of Southlake, was March 17 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
The Rev. Rusty Hedges officiated.
She died at birth on March 15, 2000, in Decatur.
She is survived by her parents; a brother, Tyler Noel; two sisters, Lacy Danielle and Caitlin Lea; grandparents, Walter and Charlotte Lepp of Houston, Rochelle Lepp of Shamrock, Betty and Ronny Wilhelm of Corsicana; and a great-grandmother, Flossie Green of Corsicana.

Liles, Zelda Inez
1908 - 2000
Service for Zelda Inez Liles, 91, of Mabank, was to be Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Liles died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Mabank.
Born July 1, 1908, in Paradise, she lived in Arlington many years where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Arlington. She moved recently to Mabank where she was a homemaker. She married C.E. Liles in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1973.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Lanny E. Liles.
She is survived by her brother, J.D. Matzinger of Burnet and one sister, Muriel McCurry of Mabank.
Pallbearers were to be Robert Clamon, Mark Clamon, John Matzinger, Jiggs Matzinger, Jim Bernard and Chris Lowery.

Lillard, Steve A.
1920-2000
Service for Steve A. Lillard, 79, of Inks Lake will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Lillard died May 8, 2000 in Llano.
Born June 29, 1920, in Fort Worth, Lillard grew up in both Fort Worth and Decatur. He graduated from Paschal High School and attended Texas A&M University before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He started his 40-year career in meat packing and advanced to regional sales and management posts with Swift & Company in San Antonio and Chicago. In 1957, he returned to Texas to build and operate plants in San Antonio, Laredo and Nuevo Laredo with livestock-buying operations in Mexico. He retired in 1965 and became active in civic affairs.
Lillard was appointed by Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission in 1975 and was reappointed to the post in 1981 by Gov. William Clements. He served as the Zapata County Republican chairman. In 1995, he and his wife moved to the Hill Country and he served as Llano County’s “Bush for President” co-chair.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Annette Joiner Lillard, in 1998.
Survivors include his daughter, Dorothy De La Garza of Dallas; three sons, Steve A. Lillard IV of Kyle, Dr. George Terrell Lillard of Llano and Thomas F. Lillard of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister, Betty Lou Lillard Gordon of Corpus Christi.
Pallbearers will be his sons-in-law and his grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Linehan, Molly Virginia
1914-2000
Funeral was Tuesday, Oct 31, for Molly Virginia Linehan, 85, of Decatur, in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Willow Point Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated.
Linehan died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Decatur.
Born January 31, 1914, to James and Fidelia Middleton, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Raymon Linehan.
She is survived by two daughters, Verna Manning of Bridgeport and Rosie Halpin of Tulsa, Okla; one son, Truett Linehan of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Paul Seagraves, Randall Polston, Shandon Fullingim, Jimmy Linehan, John Halpin and Brigden Halpin.

Lingle, Wayne N.
1923-2000
Service for Wayne N. Lingle, 77, of Decatur was Saturday, Sept. 23, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Lingle died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Decatur.
Born July 12, 1923, in Breckenridge, he was a retired welder in pipeline construction. He was a World War II veteran, a Baptist and a Mason.
He is survived by two daughters, Priscilla June Walker and Cyndy Grove, both of Decatur; a daughter by marriage, Cece Lisby of Decatur; a brother, Jimmy Brown of Houston; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lockhart, Ward J.
1931-2000
Funeral for Ward J. Lockhard, 69, of Azle was Tuesday, August 8 at White’s Azle Chapel. Burial followed in Boyd Cemetery.
Lockhart died August 3, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born May 13, 1931, he was a Texas Region construction manager for Raytheon for the last 11 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After his military service he was employed by the FAA, retiring after 39 years of service as field engineering manager. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Fay; a son, Ward Donavan; his mother and father; and a brother, Troy.
Survivors include his daughters, Ann Southerland of Fort Worth and Brenda Bays of Broken Arrow, Okla.; sons, David Foy of Sarasota, Fla. and Dan Foy of Fort Worth; 12 granchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters; and two brothers.

Lofton, William Raymond
1919-2000
Service for William “Raymond” Lofton, 81, of Decatur was Friday, Sept. 15, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. Lee Roy Jackson officiated, assisted by Louis Horton. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Lofton died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, in Decatur.
Born July 8, 1919, in Alvarado, he was a retired truck driver for Permian Corporation, a World War II Army veteran who received a Purple Heart and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Hicks Lofton; three sons, Douglas R. Hicks, Melvin G. Hicks and Ricky Williams; two daughters, Kathy Beckman and Janeth Machola; three nephews, Wayne, Ronnie and Clifford Lambert; one niece, Donna Taylor; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gabe and Joel Hicks, Ronnie and Clifford Lambert, Craig Shaw and Randy Cross.

Long, Willie Faye
1940-2000
Service for Willie Faye Long, 60, of Chico, was Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Revs. Gary Demmitt and Bill Higgins officiated. Graveside service was to be Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Levelland Cemetery in Levelland.
Pallbearers were Terry Long, Christopher Splawn, Jerry Long, Keith Long, Aaron Kramer and Kenny Kramer.
Long died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in Decatur.
Born April 17, 1940, in Normangee, she married Harold Long on April 26, 1991, in Waurika, Okla. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church and a retired nurse.
She was preceded in death by her brother, James Rochelle.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Long of Chico; two sons, Rickey Strickland of Bridgeport and Jerry Thomas Strickland of Trinidad, Colo.; a daughter, Sheryl Little of Azle; stepchildren, Phillip, David, Terry and Jerry Long and Kenny Kramer, Becky Morrow and Teresa Hobbs; a sister, Jean Pittman of Bridgeport and 16 grandchildren.

Longoria, Sally Ann Ford
1968-2000
Service for Sally Ann Ford Longoria, 32, of Mansfield was Aug. 22. at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Arlington. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Mansfield. Rosary was held Monday, Aug. 21.
Longoria died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born July 25, 1968, in Bridgeport, she was a senior buyer for Mouser Electronics. She married John Michael Longoria on June 4, 1988, in Mansfield.
She is survived by her husband, John Michael Longoria; two sons, Zachary and Hunter Longoria of Mansfield; parents, Jim and Barbara Ford of Springtown; a brother, Dustin Ford and wife Alice of Arlington and grandparents, C.E. and Bertha Plowman of Decatur and James and Betty Dunlap of Fort Worth.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Services, 605 West Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104.

Ludlow, Amber Michelle
1981-2000
Service for Amber Michelle Ludlow, 19, of Bridgeport was Monday, Aug. 28, at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Roger Rhodes officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Ludlow died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born March 21, 1981, in Lamesa, she was actively involved in Dallas Children’s Hospital organizations.
She is survived by her parents, Gerald and Kelli Ludlow of Bridgeport; two brothers, Jerad and Erik Ludlow of Bridgeport; a sister, Karenda Ludlow of Denton and grandparents, Kenneth and Karen Crouch of Sulphur, Okla., Pearlyn Carnes of Durant, Okla. and Joe Carnes of Caddo, Okla.
Pallbearers were Cody Crouch, Troy Branch, Joe Fuentes, Joseph Stark, Jared McComis and Mark Landers.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Fort Worth, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102-9622 or Dallas Children’s Medical Center Cancer Fund, 1935 Motor St., Dallas, Texas 75235.

Luttrell, Madge Viva
1910-2000
Service for Madge Viva Luttrell, 90, of Decatur, was to be Sunday, Oct. 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur at 2 p.m. The Rev. Rusty Hedges was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club. Visitation was to be Saturday, Sept. 31, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
Luttrell died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, in Decatur.
Born April 8, 1910, in Vernon, she worked in food service for public schools. She married Marvin F. Luttrell on Aug. 7, 1937, in Wichita Falls. She was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star Decatur Chapter 543.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin F. Luttrell.
She is survived by a daughter, Jerilyn A. Singleton of Decatur; a brother, Bill Reed of Vernon; a sister, May Cox of Vernon; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lyles, Betty Jane Patterson
1922-2000
Service was Wednesday, June 7, for Betty Jane Patterson Lyles, 78, of Haltom City.
She died June 5, 2000, in Bedford.
She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Decatur. She was a member of Birdville Church of Christ. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 46 years, J.P. Lyles, and a granddaughter, Jenny Dean.
Survivors include a son, Don Lyles and his wife Mary of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Sherrie Ann Dean and her husband Amos of Bay Minette, Ala., and Patsy Jane Weaver and her husband Ben of Saginaw; a brother, S.C. Patterson of Dallas; two sisters, Margaret North and Nora Blase, both of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Samantha Moore, Paul Lyles, Sharon Lyles Burleson, Garrett Dean, Nancy Dean, Laura Weaver and Sarah Weaver; and one great-granddaughter, Katlyn Dean.

Malone, J.W. ‘Bill’
1913-2000
Service for J. W. “Bill” Malone, 86, of Sanger, was to be Saturday, Sept. 2, at First Baptist Church in Slidell. Warren Chesser was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Slidell Cemetery.
Malone died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, in Sanger.
Born Dec. 10, 1913, in Slidell, he married Marguerite Moore on May 27, 1931, in Marietta, Okla.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Trina Craddock and son, Billy Moore Malone along with two infant sons.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Malone of Sanger and two sisters, Josephone Lewis of Plano and Wanda Ruth Hancock of Decatur.

Mann, C.T.
1921-2000
Service for C.T. Mann, 79, of Arlington, was Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial was in Moore Memorial Gardens.
Mann died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, in Arlington.
Born May 29, 1921, in Decatur, he served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, serving during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He was a Mason. He was an electrician for the Arlington Independent School District.
Survivors include his wife, Leona Mann; children, Larry J. Mann of Wilmington, Del., Judy A Butlin of Boise, Idaho and Janie M. Tate and Kathy Mann-Reese of Arlington; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Vernia Lou Meador, Robert J. Mann, Billy Joe Mann, Jackie E. Mann and Ernest R. Mann.

Mara, Opal Darleen
1922-2000
Funeral for Opal Darleen Mara, 78, of Grapevine was to be Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial was to be in Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker was to officiate.
Mara died Monday, July 31, 2000, in Grapevine.
Born July 28, 1922, in Floydada, she lived more than 20 years in Venezuela, South America. She spent many years in the insurance industry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bailey Mara.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald D. Mara and wife Paula of Grapevine and Scott E. Mara and wife Judi of Oxnard, Calif.; a daughter, Tammi S. Mara of Irving; a sister, Ruby Touchatt and husband Wes of Indio, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Erin and Morgan Mara.

Mara, Raney Grooms
1911-2000
Funeral service for Raney Grooms Mara, 89, of Chico, was Thursday, Aug. 3, at the First Baptist Church in Chico. Burial followed at Chico Cemetary. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated.
Mara died Aug. 1, 2000 in Decatur.
Born Feb. 6, 1911, in Fox, Okla., she had resided in Chico since 1946. She was the retired owner/operator of Grooms Cafe in Chico. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico since 1947. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Grooms, who died in 1949 after an industrial accident in Chico. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, John Mara, who she married in 1959 and who passed away in 1960. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers, three son-in-laws, Alvin Dawson, Thuron Thompson and Curt Cowley and four grandchildren.
Survivors include five daughters, Francis Dawson of Alvord, Gussie Groves and husband R.L. of Chico, Nancy Cowley Dickinson and husband Bennie of Chico, Lillian Grooms Thompson of Bridgeport, and Yvonne Burgess and husband Scott of Chico; two sons, Eugene Grooms and wife Willine of Crafton and Jalmer Ray Grooms and wife Chris of Fort Worth; one brother, Melvin Brunson of Marana, Ariz; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Richard McLeod, James Clyde Reasoner, James Anderson, Jess Wilkins, Nobie Tucker and Lynn Mowery.

Markham, Roy Holman
1917-2000
Graveside service for Roy Holman Markham, 83, of Bridgeport, was Thursday, Oct. 12 at Sanger Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Dye officiated.
Markham died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in Weatherford.
Born March 7, 1917, in Booneshill, Tenn., he married Elizabeth Crandall on Dec. 24, 1945, in Denton. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a prisoner of war for three years and received a Silver Star for saving the life of a fellow Marine. He was a private contractor in the rock hauling industry.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Markham of Bridgeport and several nieces and nephews.

Martin, Jacky N. ‘Jack’
1929-2000
Jacky N. ‘Jack’ Martin, 71, of Springtown, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, in a Parker County hospital.
Funeral was Aug. 31 at White’s Springtown Chapel, followed by burial in Springtown Cemetery.
Martin, a retired plant operator for Enserch Processing in Springtown, was a lifelong resident of Parker County. He married Evelyn L. Bassham on April 2, 1955, in Boyd. His favorite pastime was playing dominoes with friends.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Evelyn L. Martin of Springtown; sons, Jacky Don and his wife Christy Martin of Azle and Joe and his wife Carrie Martin of Springtown; grandchildren, Nicolas Martin, Sarah Joan Martin and Jessica Danyel Martin; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Waymon Wright of Weatherford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Verna Lee Martin of Agnes and Fred and Ann Martin of Granbury; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Martin of Weatherford and Evelyn Martin and Ruth Martin, both of Azle; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Martin was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jason Paul Martin and Jeremy N. Martin.

Martin, Lois Thurmond
1913-2000
Service for Lois Thurmond Martin, 87, of Denton, was to be Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Cindy Nichols Chapel of the First Baptist Church in Denton. The Rev. Cliff Feeler was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
Pallbearers were to be Donald Dooley, Billy Joe Martin, Eddie Martin, Gary Martin, Steve Martin, Terry Martin, Tony Riley and Jimmy Thurmond.
Martin died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in Denton.
Born Aug. 18, 1913, to John and Ruth Forrest, she married Elbert H. “Bud” Martin on Nov. 26, 1936, in Boyd. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1997. She graduated from Texas State College for Women (TWU) in 1955. She retired from Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD as an elementary teacher in 1976 after 25 years of teaching. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota, the Shakespeare Club and was a lifetime member of the Texas PTA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John Thurmond and a sister, Marcella Houston.
She is survived by her son, John R. “Bob” Martin and wife Frances of Bedford; twin daughters, Ruth Brown and husband John and May Brown and husband Randy, all of Sanger; a brother, Jim Thurmond and wife Joyce of Haltom City; grandchildren Sherry Bedinger, David Brown, Kelly Seals, Patricia Minick, Karen Ford and Craig Martin; eight great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martin, Ruby
1907-2000
Graveside service for Ruby Martin, 92, of Springtown was Friday, Aug. 4, at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville.
Martin died Aug. 1, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 24, 1907, in Grapevine, she was a homemaker. She was a long time resident of the Riverside area of Fort Worth. She was a member of the Riverside Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Martin; a son-in-law, Ben Shirley; and a grandson, Ben Edward Shirley.
Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Shirley of Springtown; a granddaughter, Cheri Gable and her husband Rusty of Springtown; four great grandchildren; Kelly Gable, Kersti Hall, Clint Shirley and Christal Bradshaw; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Martin, Stella Faye
1921-2000
Service for Stella Faye Martin, 79, of Colleyville was Thursday, Dec. 7, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. She died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, in a Haltom City nursing home.
Burial was in Bluebonnet Memorial Park in Colleyville.
She was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Wise County and had been president of the PTA at Oak Knoll Elementary, a longtime Avon representative and a member of Oakhurst Garden Club, Valley View Baptist Church, Friendly Lane Baptist Church and Lakeland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Roy; sons Jerald (Jerry) and Melvin Martin; four grandchildren, Melissa Breeden, Becky Williams, Kyle Findlay and Misty Martin; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Gladys McDaniel.

Mason, Nellie Veda ‘Nell’
1919-2000
Service for Nellie Veda “Nell” Mason, 80, of Greenwood was to be Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Greenwood Baptist Church. The Rev. David Ruark was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be David Rhea, Kenneth Lee, Christopher and Zachary Mason, Nicholas Spirer and Mark Gonzalez.
Mason died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, in Denton.
Born Dec. 7, 1919, in Tabor City, N.C., she was a homemaker and a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church. She married William J. Mason in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 21, 1950.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Mason; one son, Billy Mason; one daughter, Bonnie Gonzalez and one sister, Estaleen Long.
She is survived by one son, Dale Mason of Saginaw; two daughters, Dee Cummings of Greenwood and Elaine Teddler of Whiteville, N.C.; two brothers, Noah Jacobs of Georgetown, S.C. and Floyd Jacobs of Wilmington, N.C.; one sister, Trudy Drivon of Tabor City, N.C.; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Massey, Q.C. ‘Mike’
1903-2000
Service for Q.C. “Mike” Massey, 97, of Weatherford, will be Sunday, Oct. 15 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport at 2 p.m. The Rev. Kerry Patton will officiate. Burial will follow at the Boonesville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James E. Sullivan, Tuffy Horn, Bill Winn, Hubert Ballard, Hendrix Springfield, Franky Mauney and Jim Wilson. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Massey died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, in Weatherford.
Born July 22, 1903, in Spira, Okla., he married Chloe Dell Gilliland on Dec. 2, 1983, in Weatherford. He was a retired farmer and rancher and a member of the Baptist church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Massey; his son, Curtis Eugene Massey; two brothers, Spud and Boyd Massey and two sisters, Alma Snowden and Ima Conner.
He is survived by his wife, Chloe H. Massey of Weatherford; a son, E.T. Massey and wife Betty of Poolville; two granddaughters, Kay Alexander and husband Jack of Poolville and Donna Stokes and husband Tom of Afton; four great-grandchildren, Cassidi and Clay Dan Alexander and Shelby and Kelsey Stokes; two sisters, Oma Massey of Austin and Trudy Edwards of Wheaton, Ill. and several nieces and nephews.

Matar, George P.
1912 - 2000
Service for George P. Matar, 87, of Bridgeport, was Friday, Jan. 21, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller officiated. Burial followed at the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Matar died Jan. 18, 2000, at his home in Alvord.
Born July 3, 1912, in Bridgeport, he was a pharmacist for more than 50 years. He was married to Ellen Middleton, who preceded him in death in 1988. He was also married to Meda Boyd, who preceded him in death in 1990.
He is survived by his son, Michael Matar of Denver, Colo.; his daughter, Syandra Long of Irving; two brothers, Fred and Phillip Matar, both of Fort Worth; a sister, Faye Elias of Fort Worth; 10 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Mathes, Clarence Delmar “C.D.”
1923 - 2000
Service for Clarence Delmar “C.D.” Mathes, 76, of Boyd, was to be Thursday, Jan. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Springtown. Burial was to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mathes died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Decatur.
Born July 12, 1923, in Monte Vista, Colo., he worked at Lockheed 33 years in Fort Worth and was a resident of Boyd 41 years. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946 and was a veteran of World War II. He served aboard the USS Duncan. He was a member of Robotics International  and a member of the First Baptist Church of Springtown. He was an election judge in Boyd for 10 years and a Boy Scout leader for 6 years.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Mathes of Boyd; six sons, Clayton Mathes of Boyd, Donald and wife Deana Mathes of Boyd, Danny Mathes of Boyd, Dwayne and Carol Mathes of Azle, Douglas Mathes of Boyd and Dale and wife Cheryl Mathes of San Angelo; a brother, Gerald and wife Ruth Mathes of San Acacio, Colo.; a daughter, Donna Mathes of Boyd; two sisters, Graceallena and husband Wayne Sharp of Phoenix; and LaVeta Rose Naron of Granbury; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

McCarty, Susan Kay
1948-2000
Graveside service for Susan Kay McCarty, 52, of Rhome was Tuesday, July 11, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
McCarty died July 7, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born April 18, 1948, in Blue Springs, Mo., she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, J.M. McCarty of Rhome; a son, Jeffrey McCarty of Fort Worth; daughters, Shelena Twitty of Grand Prairie, Stephanie Meyers of Haltom City, Sharon Hohmann of Rhome and Tina Johnson of Azle; mother, Jo Ann Rowland of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; father, William E. Morris of Lees Summitt, Mo.; brother, Danny Morris of Pleasant Hill; sister, Patty Rauscher of Lees Summitt; and six grandchildren.

McCormick, William C.
1929 - 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 bachelorÕs and masterÕs 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, P.O. Box 100, Denton, Texas 76202-0100.

McDaniel, Gladys Clement
1910-2000
Service for Gladys Clement McDaniel, 90, of Keene, was to be Saturday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Ryan Morrison was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
McDaniel died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Cleburne.
Born Oct. 17, 1910 in Decatur, she married Charlie Roy McDaniel on April 4, 1936, in Decatur. He preceded her in death. She was the owner of a pet kennel and a member of the Church of Christ in Decatur.
She is survived by two daughters, Kerry Wilde of Trinity and Merrinette Williams of Burleson; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

McDaniel, Pat
1927-2000
Graveside service for Pat McDaniel, 73, of Hurst, was Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Decatur.
McDaniel died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000.
Born Jan. 1, 1927, in Crowell, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hurst and the Christian Homebuilders Sunday School class. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn McDaniel of Hurst; three sons, Mike and wife Teresa McDaniel of Temple, Philip McDaniel of Dallas and Chris and wife Tracie McDaniel of Dallas; two brothers, Charlie and wife Ada  McDaniel of Crowell and James McDaniel of Lake Arrowhead; sister Bobbie Knight of Vernon; grandchildren Sarah, Annie Paige, Patrick, Andy, Alex and Adam; one great-grandchild, Kharlie, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Mission Central at 530 Elm St., Hurst, Texas, 76053.

McGilvray, Fred M.
1905-2000
Service for Fred M. McGilvray, 95, of Boyd was held Monday, Nov. 27, at the Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
He died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Decatur.
Born May 30, 1905, in Oklahoma, he owned and operated the McGilvray Dairy in Keller for over 45 years and operated McGilvray Implement Co. in Hillsboro for 10 years. He moved to Boyd in 1985 and was a retired farmer and rancher and member of the Boyd Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Onace McGilvray of Boyd; one son, James McGilvray and his wife Pat of Bridgeport; one daughter, LaVonne White and her husband John of Watauga; a brother, Johnny McGilvray, of Gainesville; three sisters, Irma Jean McGilvray and Bessie Huey, both of Gainesville, and Ina Faye Allen of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

McKinley, Travis Wayne
1921 - 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, II, 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 Allen, all of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

McKinney, Calvin J.
1933-2000
Servicer for Calvin J. McKinney, 67, of Decatur, was Monday, Oct. 16, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. Rev. Jody Hinkle officiated. Burial followed at the Plainview Cemetery in Krum.
McKinney died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000.
Born Sept. 24, 1933, in Bonham to Joseph L. and Dora Belle Wallen McKinney, he married Betty Lambert on Dec. 2, 1978, in Denton. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1958.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Ellen Brent, in 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Betty McKinney, of Decatur; a daughter, Debra Butler of Midlothian; three sons, Steven C. McKinney of Bedford, Michael C. McKinney of Dallas and Terry P. McKinney; two sisters, Violet Jannise of Irving and Ruth Johnson of Lewisville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

McKnight, Betty Jean
1922-2000
Service for Betty Jean McKnight, 78, of Granbury was Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Martin’s Funeral Home in Granbury. Father Edward F. Kresowanty officiated. Burial followed at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.
McKnight died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in Muenster.
Born Aug. 17, 1922 in Buffalo, N.Y., she married James McKnight on May 8, 1986, in Granbury. She had lived in Granbury 18 years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Indian Harbor Ladies Club. She served as president of the Indian Harbor Ladies Club nine times. She was a lifetime member of the Parent-Teacher Association.
She is survived by her husband, James McKnight of Granbury; two sons, William R. Fernihough and wife Cynthia of Decatur and Bruce Warren Fernihough of Beloit, Wis.; a daughter-in-law, Terri Fernihough of Lubbock; a step-daughter, Jannette Hart and husband Richard of Houston; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael Fenihough, William R. Fernihough III, David Fernihough, Daniel Fernihough, Drew Fernihough and Chris Fernihough.

McLain, Marguerite
1904-2000
Graveside service for Marguerite McLain, 94, of Lubbock was Tuesday, April 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Ken Horn officiated.
McLain died April 9, 2000, in Lubbock.
Born Sept. 9, 1904, in North Little Rock, Ark., she married the late Harold McLain on Nov. 4, 1937. She was a homemaker. She moved to California in 1983 and later to San Angelo and then to Lubbock in 1998. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo. McLain was formerly of Decatur.
Survivors include her brother, Hillary Alan Leslie of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

McLane, Maxine
1925-2000
Service for Maxine McLane, 74, of Willow Point was Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Balsora Baptist Church in Balsora. The Rev. Michael Cheves officiated and burial followed at Willow Point Cemetery in Balsora.
McLane died Jan. 30, 2000, in Dallas.
Born Aug. 18, 1925, in Denison, McLane was a homemaker and a member of the Wizard Wells Baptist Church. She married Dean McLane on Dec. 1, 1985, in Willow Point. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Cheves; her granddaughter, Jade Chivers; a daughter, Linda Archer; and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Dean McLane; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Vicki Cheves; three daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Paul Odell, Lorez and Tom Chivers and Billie and Melvin Clay; two brothers, Jay Durbin and Al Durbin; two sisters, Alice Reanau and Anna Mae Wright; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tim Odell, Wayland Odell, Michael Cheves, Mark Cheves, Tyler Olsen, Joey Louvat, Brad Archer and Nathan Clay. Honorary pallbearers were David Moore and Bill Kinkaid.

McLarty, Austin
1913 - 2000
Service for Austin McLarty, 86, of Decatur, was to be Saturday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. M.L. Milton was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery #1 in Wise County.
McLarty died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 3, 1913, in Coleman, Colo., he married Mamie Louellen Pope on Nov. 26, 1932, and was an Assembly of God minister for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mamie McLarty, of Decatur; his daughters, Judy Gauntt of Dublin, Pat Young of Decatur and Rebecca Lewis of Fort Davis; his sisters, Faye Miller of Carthager, Mo. and Geneva Cuthbertson of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Tim Travis McLarty and one daughter, Carolyn Rowe.
Pallbearers were to be Reginald and Carmella Rowe, Cliff Fuentes, Ty Lewis, Jim Glaspy and David Montgomery.

McLean, Roger Dale
1954-2000
Graveside service for Roger Dale McLean, 45, of Lake Bridgeport, was to be Wednesday, Mar. 8, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Raymond Johns was to officiate.
McLean died Saturday, Mar. 4, 2000, at his home in Decatur.
Born Sept. 15, 1954, in Jackson, Tenn., he was a clerk for Circle H Bar-b-que in Decatur.
He is survived by his father, Herman McLean, of Quinlan; and three brothers, Leonard and Wesley McLean of Quinlan and Howie McLean of Chico.

McLeod, Audre
1915-2000
Graveside service for Audre McLeod, 85, formerly of Chico, was Sunday, Oct. 22, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel. Wesley McLeod officiated.
McLeod died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Big Spring.
Born Sept. 15, 1915, in Goodman, she married Delmer McLeod on May 4, 1933, in Trent. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She grew up in the Merkel and Trent area and also previously lived in Roscoe and Lubbock before moving to Chico in 1970. Mr. and Mrs. McLeod operated a restaurant and a fishing lodge at Lake Bridgeport until 1976. In 1990 Mrs. McLeod moved to Big Spring.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer McLeod; her parents, Walter Lee Phillips and Molly Howard Barnes Phillips and one sister, Pearl Scott of Tahoka.
She is survived by one son, Wesley McLeod and wife Linda of Lubbock; two daughters, Jimmie Lou Drake of Big Spring and Sue Balios and husband James of Big Spring; a twin sister, Aubre Cox of Wimberly; seven grandchildren, Mark Balios, Molly Smith, Mitzi Balios, Russ Althof, Kent McLeod, Kyle McLeod and Kirk McLeod and nine great-grandchildren.
The family asks that memorials be made to Home Hospice in Big Spring or The American Cancer Society in Big Spring.

McNiel, Cecil Jerry
1921-2000
Graveside service for Cecil Jerry McNiel, 79, of Bridgeport was to be Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Thomas Cemetery in Bridgeport. Jack McNiel was to officiate.
McNiel died Aug. 10, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 3, 1921 in Bridgeport, he was a Baptist. He served in the United States Army where he received several Honorable Medals, including: Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with three bronze stars and the Bronze Arrowhead. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and Eugene NcNiel and two sisters, Marjetta Crawford and Beatrice Burress.
Survivors include Jack McNiel and several nieces and nephews.

McQuiston, Horace Leman
1925-2000
Service for Horace Leman McQuiston, 74, of Runaway Bay, was Friday, April 28, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Michael Parsons officiated. Burial was to be Saturday, April 29, at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Tulsa, Okla.
McQuiston died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, in Plano.
Born July 2, 1925, in Okmulgee, Okla. to Horance Leman and Ethel McQuiston, he married Madalyn K. Brewer on June 9, 1946, in Winfield, Kan. There were married 53 years. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1949 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He and his wife had lived in Runaway Bay since 1977. He served on the Runaway Bay City Council from 1980 to 1984 and as mayor from 1984 to 1986. He was a retired manager in industrial relations for Lear Jet. An elder of the Presbyterian Church, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport and a member of the church choir.
He is survived by his wife, Madalyn, of Runaway Bay; his sons, Harvey and wife Colleen McQuiston of Katy, Garrett and wife Kathy McQuiston of Plano and Mike and wife Kristi McQuiston of Decatur; six grandchildren, Meredith, Tiffany, Ryan, Cassidy, Carlye and Mallory and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Les Raley, Robert Mote, Ed Duris, Stan Briney, Rick Macom, Sam Park, Wayne Harveson and Dave Reilly.

McWhirter, Jimmy Dean
1959-2000
Graveside service for Jimmy Dean McWhirter, 41, of Berryville, Ark., formerly of Decatur, will be held Saturday, Dec. 23, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Roy Faubion officiated.
He died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, in Berryville, Ark.
McWhirter was born March 13, 1959, in Chandler, Ariz. and was a stocker for Wal-Mart stores.
Survivors include his parents, Danny and Shirley McWhirter of Decatur; daughter, Sara McWhirter of Eugene, Ore.; brother, Terry Don McWhirter of Salem Ore.; sisters Mary Ellen Hendrix of Millsap and Elizabeth Ann Raley of Bridgeport; grandfather, Alva McMillan of Denison and several aunts and cousins.

Meek, Methel ‘MeMe’
1911-2000
Service for Methel “MeMe” Meek, 88, of Bridgeport was Sunday, March 5, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Bill Dye officiated and burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Meek died March 3, 2000, at her home in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 20, 1911, in Chico, Meek was a lifetime resident of Bridgeport. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. She married Otis Grady Meek on Dec. 24, 1932. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1970. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Dalton Wood.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and G.B. Funk; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sue Meek; four grandchildren, Chris Funk and his wife Penny, Trevor Meek, Mark Funk, M.D. of San Antonio and Jeffrey Meek of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three great-grandchildren, Shane, Cara and Gentry Funk; two sisters, Opal Petty of Fort Worth and Bernice Phillips; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Robert Meek, Jeffrey Meek, Trevor Meek, G.B. Funk, Chris Funk and Mark Funk, M.D.

Melton, Catherine Angeline
1912-2000
Graveside service for Catherine Angeline Melton, 87, of Rhome, was to be Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. at Dido Cemetery in Tarrant County. The Rev. Henry Geeo was to officiate.
Melton died Aug. 13, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 8, 1912, in Paris, she was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Melton, and son, Charles Melton.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Melton and Don Melton; one daughter, Loretta Reese; a sister, Kate Minchew; seven grandchildren, Angela, Ginger, Jeff, Sheila, Bill, Richard and Tommy and 20 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Billy Markum, Billy Galttana, Billy Milton, Donald Upchurch, Norman Barber and William Abshire. Honorary pallbearer was to beTom Moran.

Mercer, Marvin
1930-2000
Service for Marvin Mercer, 69, of Chico, was March 7, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Ben Lisby presided. Burial followed in Crafton Cemetery.
Mercer died March 5, 2000, at his home.
He was born Sept. 30, 1930, in Crowell.
Mercer was a long-time resident of Chico. He was a retired owner and operator of Mercer Leathershop. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Jo (Stockard) Mercer on May 6, 1967, in Marietta, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Esta Mercer, a stepdaughter, Kay Loftis and a grandson, Timmy Cobb.
Mercer is survived by his wife, Jo of Chico; two sons, Jimmy Mercer and his wife, Tina and Juan Mercer; three daughters, Becky Watkins and her husband Mike, Marsha Cantrell and her husband Rocky, and Marla Torres; a stepson, Ronny Blocker; a stepdaughter, Linda Barnett and her husband Bill; a brother, Bill Mercer; a sister, Ruth Cannon; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

Miles, Marvin Eldred
1913-2000
Service for Marvin Eldred Miles, 86, of Rhome, was Friday, April 21, at the Christian-Hawkins Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Robby Chancey officiated. Burial followed at the Aurora Cemetery.
Miles died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at a Justin nursing home.
Born Oct. 2, 1913, in Kansas, Ala., he married Vera Harper on April 11, 1936, in Gorgas, Ala. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was a retired route supervisor for Pepsi Cola.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vera Miles; his son, Bobby and wife Jane Miles; his daughter, Cathy and husband Robby Chancey; two sisters, Vivian Steadman and Audrey Webb; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bobby Miles, Robby Chancey, Brad Chancey, Steve Samsill, David Ramsey and Mike Stevenson.

Miller, Dixie Renee
1961-2000
Service for Dixie Renee Miller, 38, of Boyd was Friday, June 2, at the Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery and C.G. Skiles presided.
Miller died May 31, 2000, near Rhome.
Born Oct. 11, 1961, in Fort Worth, Miller married Duane Miller on July 16, 1980, in Weatherford. She was a supervisor for Westlake Phone Bank in Westlake for Wells Fargo Bank. Miller and her family had lived in Boyd for the last seven years.
Survivors include her husband, Duane Miller of Boyd; two sons, Derek and David Miller of Boyd; her parents, Hanley and Ann Hunter of Euless; a grandmother, Mannie French of Rhome; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Leanne Bowden and her husband Randy of Haltom City and Jennifer Hunter of Euless; a brother, Russell Hunter of Euless; several nephews and nieces; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Steve Sinclair, Steve Miller, Rodney French, Sonny French, Randy Bowden and Carl Edwards.

Miller, Estalene
1930-2000
Service for Estalene Miller, 70, of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Wayne Karr officiated. Burial followed at the West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cochise Bailey, Randy Duke, Paul Veagus, Gary Karr, Neal Gipson and Tom Gipson.
Miller died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in Azle.
Born Aug. 29, 1930, in Minco, Okla., she was a member of the Knob Hill Tabernacle and treasurer for the Seniors Citizens of Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Miller, Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Lee Miller and Marvin Eugene Miller; a daughter, Loretta and husband Ray Becker; three grandchildren, Justin, Zackary and Lacie; a brother, Claude Bailey; three sisters, Cleo Hammonds, Idell Swindle and Linda Duke and numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller, Marilyn Carol
1941-2000
Funeral service for Marilyn Carol Miller, 58, was Friday, July 7, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise with her son C. G. Skiles and the Rev. Robert Owensby officiating. Pallbearers were Dike Read, Ricky Read, Gary Read, Mike Pedigo, David Pedigo and Rob Pedigo.
Miller died July, 5, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born August 12, 1941, in Decatur, she worked in retail sales and was a lifelong resident of Wise County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise. She was preceded in death by her parents William H. Pedigo and Margaret (Harrison) Pedigo.
Survivors include a son C. G. Skiles; two daughters, Leticia Skiles and Tammy Simmons; a brother, Bill Pedigo and seven grandchildren.

Miller, Theo Ellis
1910-2000
Service for Theo Ellis Miller, 90, of Rhome will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. at Delhomme Funeral Home in Lafayette, La. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette. Visitation was to be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. at Coker Funeral Home.
Miller died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born May 15, 1910, in Acadia Parish, La., he was a retired welder for Nolan’s Machine Shop in Lafayette.
He is survived by one son, Butch Miller of South Carolina.; three daughters, Odette Douglas of Rhome, Bonnie Vincent of Lafayette and Carole Sarah of Rowlett; 15 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Miller, Wayne
1929-2000
Service for Wayne Miller, 70, of Bowie was held Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Southside Baptist Church in Bowie. Rev. Jim Towles, Pastor of the Southside Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Born Dec. 25, 1929, in Bowie, he married Joreen Reid on July 30, 1950, in Bellevue. He was a retired oilfield pumper.
He is survived by his wife Joreen, of Bowie; five sons, Marvin and his wife Bobbie Miller of Bowie, Jerry and his wife Barbara of Decatur, Ronnie and his wife Rie of Bowie, Alan and his wife Tammie of Bowie and Kenney and his wife Barbara of Bowie.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a brother, Raymond Miller of Gainsville and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family has requested memorials be made to the Bowie Bank Bobby Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund or Hospice of Rural Texas in Bowie.

Mohon, Holland Duane
1928 - 2000
Service for Holland Duane Mohon, 71, of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. The Rev. James West was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the Mohon family cemetery.
Mohon died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 6, 1928, in Denton, he was a retired floor covering installer.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Francis Helm Mohon; two sons, Neale Ransom Mohon of Munester and Tracy Duane Mohon of Denton; one daughter, Treon Alen Dollar of Flower Mound; two sisters, Juanita Frances Helm of Denton and Dorothy Jean Kuhnan of Fort Worth and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Dutch Copeland, Roger Branch, Eric Cook, John Denison, Bryan Nolan and Jim Reeves.

Monk, Ruby Aline
1917-2000
Service for Ruby Aline Monk, 83, of Alvord, was to be Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Rev. Bill Cleveland was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the Alvord Cemetery.
Monk died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in Decatur.
Born March 23, 1917, in Wise County, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
She was married to the late Elmo Monk.
She is survived by one son, Ronnie and his wife Barbara Monk of Aubrey; and three grandchildren.

Monroe, DeLynn
1942-2000
Service for DeLynn Monroe, 57, of Monroe, La. was Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller presided. Burial followed at Preskitt Cemetery in Wise County.
Monroe died Jan. 14, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was born June 28, 1942, in Decatur. She was a machinist for General Dynamics and a Baptist.
She is survived by three sons, Jamie Widener of Decatur, Edward Chapman of Fort Worth and Bren Chapman of Fontana, Calif.; two daughters, DeAndrea Chapman of Monroe and Dawn Adderley of Granbury; a sister, Gay Fulgham of Springtown; an uncle, Billy Ray Bramlett of Decatur; and seven grandchildren.

Monsour, Bryan Timothy “Tim Lee”
1959-2000
Graveside service for Bryan Timothy “Tim Lee” Monsour, 40, of Alvord was Thursday, Feb. 10, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Dr. Michael Parsons officiated.
Monsour died Feb. 8, 2000, in Denton.
Born Dec. 28, 1959 in Arlington, Monsour was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur and was the manager of an import/export business.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Kathy and Moran Roop of Alvord; two brothers, Tony Monsour and Ronny Lee, both of Alvord; and three sisters, Teresa Monsour of Rockwall, Tamara May of Decatur and Darlinda Warnell of Marshall Town, Iowa.

Mooney, Thomas Michael
1947-2000
Service for former Decatur resident Thomas Michael Mooney, 53, of Vona, Colo, will be Friday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. in the Fundamental Baptist Church of Decatur. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery in Wise County. Roger Deerinwater and Charles Taylor will officiate.
Mooney died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in Grand Junction, Colo.
Born Aug. 12, 1947, in Decatur, he was an insurance agent.
Survivors include his wife, Meradith of Colorado; two sons, T. Mike Mooney, Jr., of Wichita Falls and J. Boucher Mooney of Archer City; two daughters, Teresa Blum of Colorado and Amelia Carner of Washington; three brothers, Dudley Mooney, Tim Mooney and Mart Mooney; six sisters, Laura Hubbard, Mary Hubbard, Nell Hess, Dana Elliott, Virginia Henry and Molly Crawshaw; and six grandchildren.

Moose, Benjamin Franklin
1911-2000
Graveside service for Benjamin Franklin Moose, 88, of Sunset was to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the West Bridgeport Cemetery with Mark Autry officiating. The family was to receive friends at Hawkins Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Moose died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Sunset.
Born Oct. 17, 1911, in Ingram, Texas he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a self-employed painter. He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel.
Survivors include one son, Fred F. Moose; a brother, Hershel Kennedy; as well as eight grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Morelock, Effie Lue Simpson
1910 -2000
Graveside service for Effie Lue Simpson Morelock, 89, of Grand Prairie, was Friday, Jan. 21, at the Bethel Cemetery in Decatur. Jerry Ray Pittman, Jr. officiated.
Morelock died Jan. 18, 2000, at an Irving nursing home.
Born March 15, 1910, in Decatur, she was a homemaker and a member of the Town Lake Baptist Church in Irving. She had been a resident of Grand Prairie the past 45 years, but had lived previously in Decatur and Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, a daughter, nine brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Sammie Lee Morelock; two daughters, Grace and husband Jesse Wilkerson and Charlene and husband Marcus Hardin; one brother, Bill Simpson; two sisters, Stella Waldrop and Clayton Simpson; two nieces and a nephew; 13 grandchildren and many great-great granchildren.

Morgan, James H. ‘Red’
1944-2000
Service was Friday, Oct. 27, for James H. “Red” Morgan, 56, of Italy, at the Boze-Mitchell Chapel in Italy. The Rev. Ronnie Dabney officiated. Burial was in the Italy Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at his home.
Born May 30, 1944, in Corsicana, he married Becky Claborn of Decatur in June, 1971. He was retired from Foster-Forbes, a member of the First Baptist Church in Italy and a strong supporter of 4-H in Ellis County.
Survivors include his wife, Becky; one son, Chris Morgan of Italy; a special son, Jess Allen Hopkins of Austin; his mother Pearl Morgan of Italy; father-in law, V. M. Claborn, Jr., of Decatur; two brothers-in-law Tom Claborn of Bedford and Frankie Claborn of Decatur; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Humphrey of Jacksonville, Ala., Judy Delay of Denton and Trudy Claborn of Arlington.
Pallbearers were Gene Wilhite, Larry Norcross, Larry Eubank, Glenn Shepard, Ronnie Janek, Tommy Rossa, Michael Chambers and Brent Byers. Honorary pallbearers were the empoyees of Saint Gobain, formerly known as Foster Forbes.

Morganthaler, Pauline H.
1918-2000
Service for Pauline H. Morganthaler, 81, of Hurst, was Thursday, Feb. 3, at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. The Rev. Doug White officiated. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Morganthaler died Feb. 1, 2000, in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Love.
Born April 11, 1918, in Milford, she was married to W.E. “Cy” Morganthaler, who preceded her in death in 1991.  She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph A. Hanes of Grapevine and Eddie Morganthaler of Rhome; her brother, Howard Hill of Granbury; her sisters, Lela Bell Blue of Hurst and Quida McBrayer of Fort Worth; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Rouse, Cody and Kyle Morganthaler, Jonathan Hanes and Nathan and Darrell Johnson.

Morin, Allira E.
1914 - 2000
Graveside service for Allira E. Morin, 85, of Decatur, was Monday, Jan. 10, at Roselawn Cemetery in Denton. The Rev. John Bruce officiated.
Morin died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 18, 1914, in Green Valley, he married Beatrice Martin in Gainsville in 1933. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Dwayne Morin of Dallas; a daughter, Rae Upton of Decatur; a brother, Duane Morin of Irving; a sister, Frances of Waugh; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Morris, Kathryn Chilton
1913-2000
Graveside service for Kathryn Chilton Morris, 86, of Runaway Bay was Monday, March 20, at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Irish presided.
Morris died March 18, 2000, in Decatur.
She was born on May 16, 1913, in Bridgeport.
Morris was a retired school teacher who graduated from Texas Tech University in 1957 with a bachelor of science in education. She taught history and social studies in Texas public schools for 25 years. She was a 60-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She married Kit Carson Morris on May 22, 1937, in Plains. He preceded her in death, as did her parents, Fred and Lillian Chilton.
Morris is survived by her niece, Lillian Farmer and her husband Leon, of Runaway Bay, as well as four other nieces and nephews.

Mosley, Jewell Stockton
1903-2000
Service is 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2000 for Jewell Stockton Mosley, 97, of Alvord, with Minister Bill Cleveland officiating. Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home.
Mosley died Oct. 13, 2000 in Decatur.
She was born April 3, 1903 in Wanette Okla. She was a homemaker and owner of the Stockton Cafe in Alvord for several years.
She married the late Richard L. Stockton Sept. 2, 1920, then to the late John F. Mosley on June 13, 1966. She was a Sunday School teacher and member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Floyd Mosley of Alvord and Jack Mosley of Andrews; three daughters, Nola Webb, Bobbie Barclay and Jatha Hutchison, all of Alvord; a brother, Ray Allen of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John and Casey French, Alan Webb and Rick, Rusty and James Stockton.

Mosley, Rosa Lee
1913-2000
Service for Rosa Lee Mosley, 87, of Decatur was Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Don Spain officiated assisted by Sam Rector and Doug Vaughn. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Pallbearers were Tim Terrell, Chad and Nathen Horner, Mark, Ron, Scott and Bart Mosley.
Mosley died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 2, 1913, in Grapevine, she was a homemaker and member of the Bell Baptist Church in Decatur. She married the late Glenn Owen Mosley on Nov. 30, 1936, in Decatur.
She is survived by three sons, Harold, Ray and David Mosley, all of Decatur; one daughter, Charlotte Horner of Decatur; one brother, Joe Simmons of Fox, Ark.; two sisters, Nellie Ruth Webb of Decatur and Zelma Plumlee of Coppell; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Motley, Margie Nell
1925 - 2000
Graveside service for Margie Nell Motley, 75, of Chico, was to be Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Gradey Pike was to officiate.
Motley died Jan. 19, 2000, in an Arlington hospital.
Born Jan. 4, 1925, in Decatur, she was a lifetime resident of Chico and a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She married Valton Motley June 20, 1942, in Bridgeport. He preceded her in death in 1992.
She is survived by her sons, Billy and wife Yvonne Motley of Arlington and Lavon and wife Cathy Motley of Alvord and two grandchildren, Amy and Evette.

Mowery, Betty
1942-2000
Graveside service for Betty Mowery, 58, of Bridgeport is Thursday, Aug. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Alvord Cemetery. Bill Hobbs will officiate.
Mowery died August 1, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Feb. 5, 1942, in Fort Worth, she was a certified nurse’s aid and a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include four sons, Steve Mowery, James Mowery, Daryl Mowery and Randy Mowery; four brothers, Bill Reed, John Reed, Bobby Reed and Jerry Reed; two sisters, Ruthie Dykes and Sandy Walker; seven grandchildren and 21 nieces and nephews.

Muir, Ben E.
1920-2000
Service for Ben E. Muir, 79, of North Richland Hills, was Saturday, Nov. 11, at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at a Bedford hospital.
Born Dec. 11, 1920, in Fort Worth, Muir was employed for 37 years by Mobil Oil Company and and retired as a foreman. He had served in the U S Army during World War II . He was a member of Methodist Men in Wise County and had been named their "Man Of The Year.” He had farmed most of his life. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Normaleene Mills, and brother, Tom L. Muir.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Muir of North Richland Hills; son, Ben Muir, Jr. and his wife, June, of Forney; step-daughters, Nancy Sheek of Grand Prairie and Billie Lasiter of Chico; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and sisters, Ida Nell Ballew of Cleburne and Nola Ruth Stewart of Temple.

Muraglia, Francis H.
1910-1999
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 New York 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-grandchildren.

Murphy, William L.
1906-2000
Service for William L. Murphy, 94, of Irving, was Aug. 28 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Lee Roy Jackson officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Murphy died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, in Irving.
Born June 3, 1906, in West Plains, Mo., he was a maintenance worker for the Irving Independent School District.
He is survived by two sons, Glen D. “Bud” Murphy of Irving and Jerry A. Murphy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Murray, Billy Wayne
1934-2000
Memorial service for The Rev. Billy Wayne Murray, 66, of Henrietta, was to be Friday, Sept. 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Henrietta. The Revs. Gene Gordan and Jim Rowland were to officiate.
Murray died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in Henrietta.
Born July 10, 1934, in Dallas, he graduated from Arlington State University and Southern Methodist University. He also attended Perkins School of Theology. He married Sue Cocanougher on Aug. 21, 1960, in Decatur. He was a pastor in many First United Methodist Churches in the North Texas Conference including Wichita Falls, Henrietta, Justin, Bridgeport and Dallas. He also taught English and history in the Bowie Independent School District for 15 years. He was also Bowie’s head tennis coach and took several students to state. He served as a short-term missionary in the Philippines for 10 years. His last appointment was as pastor of the First Christian Church in Bowie.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Murray of Henrietta; two daughters, Diane and husband Greg Borgman of Henrietta and Carol and husband Larry Kramer of Bedford; his mother, Hortense Salvador of Henrietta; four grandchildren, Adam and Adrienne Borgman and Christian and Caitlin Kramer.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bowie, or the First United Methodist Church of Henrietta, or ALS Research of the MDA Association in Wichita Fallas, 3506 Buchanan, Ste. B, Wichita Fallas, Texas, 76308.

Musgrove, Ruby Eula
1911-2000
Graveside service for Ruby Eula Musgrove, 88, of Gainesville, formerly of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Rusty Hedges was to officiate. Musgrove died July 24, 2000, in Gainesville. Born Aug. 17, 1911, in Vashti she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #543 in Decatur for 50 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She married the late John Aubry Musgrove on Nov. 12, 1927, in Bowie. Survivors include two nieces, LaWana Howard of Jefferson and Shirley Hampton of Nacogdoches: and two nephews, Jim Colter of Gainesville and Melton Bailey of Fort Worth.

Nall, Maude E.
1896-2000
Graveside service for Maude E. Nall, 103, of Bridgeport was to be Saturday, July 1, at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Warren Crothers was to officiate.
Nall died June 28, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 2, 1896, in Brookhaven, Miss., she was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Poolville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Nall.
Survivors include her daughters, Frances Jennings and husband Marvin, Jo Evelyn Husson, Merle Harringer and Doris Bateman; a sister, Merle Roe; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Neely, Archie
1920-2000
Service for Archie Neely, 80, of Chico will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico with Rev. Charles Cox officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3.
Neely died Jan. 24, 2000, in Bridgeport.
A lifetime resident of Wise County, Neely was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church where he was active in the Methodist Men’s Organization.
Pallbearers include Robert Abbott, James Reasoner, Gary Mason, Gene Bowyer, Jeat Green and Tom Stephens.

Ness-England, Beatrice Vinna
1915-2000
Memorial service for Beatrice Vinna Ness-England, 85, of Avondale, Ariz., will be Saturday, Nov. 4, at Immanuel Fellowship in Peoria, Ariz. Burial was Oct. 28 at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ness-England died Oct. 26, 2000, in Avondale.
She was born Feb. 3, 1915, in Saint Joseph County, Ind.
She is survived by a son, Buford D.V. Ness of Decatur; a daughter, Lana G. Ness-Morgan of Kent, Wash.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family suggests that donations be made to your church or charity in her honor.

Nikirk, Homer ‘Jack’, Jr.
1921-2000
Service for Homer (Jack) Nikirk Jr., 78, of Alvord was Tuesday.
He died May 27, 2000, in Decatur.
Born July 8, 1921, in Alvord, he served as a Wise County Commissioner in Precinct 2 for 10 years. He also served as president of the Alvord School Board and was a member of the Alvord City Council.
A retired grocery store owner, he was a member of the Alvord Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalene; three daughters, Rosemary Watson and husband Lawrence, Joy Waller and husband John and Jackie Nikirk; six grandchildren, Diane Tilley and husband Al, Dana Hale, Brent, Jason, Kirk and wife Jennifer Waller and Leigh Ann Mutis and husband Cesar; 12 great grandchildren, Danielle, Deedra and Dylan Hale, Mitchell, Sunnie and Colton Tilley, Ansley Waller, Christopher, Nathan, Jacqueline and Brendan Waller and Cameron Mutis; one sister, Fay (Sis) Whitaker and husband James; one brother-in-law, W.D. Rawle.
He was preceded in death by four sisters; Cecil Watts, Clarabel Parker, Oma Jewel Rawle and Florene Hachtel.
Pallbearers were nephews Jerry Rawle, Charles Parker, Donnie Parker, Randy Parker, Danny Whitaker, Lynn Watts, Larry Hachtel, Kenny Hachtel and a friend, Mike Watts.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in care of Ruby McClung, P.O. Box 11, Alvord, TX 76225 or to the Alvord First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Nikirk, John H. ‘Dutch’
1915-2000
Service for John H. “Dutch” Nikirk, 84, of Alvord, was to be Saturday, Aug. 19, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Ron Bird was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Nikirk died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 8, 1915, in Alvord, he married Alta L. Claborn on Oct. 2, 1937, in Alvord. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Alta Nikirk, of Alvord; two sons, Walter Ray Nikirk of Houston and Johnny Nikirk of Magnolia; two daughters, Pat Wallace of North Richland Hills and Carrie Graham of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Jim Nikirk of Amarillo, Ray Lee Nikirk of North Richland Hills and Billy Nikirk of Irving; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Nipper, Margaret Melton
1923-2000
Funeral service for Margaret Melton Nipper, 77, of Weatherford was to be July 26 at 2 p.m. in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Private interment was to follow in Alvord.  Nipper died July 22, 2000 in Keeneland. Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Miami, Texas, she was preceded in death by her husband W.A. Nipper and a grandson, Christopher Brandon Hummel. She was a retired beautician and a member of the North Side Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Tedd Nipper and wife Jeanetta of Medford, Ore.; two daughters, Margie and husband Gerald Casey of Weatherford and Sherry and husband Roger Hanks of North Richiand Hills; grandsons, Paul H. Casey of Peaster and Sean Nipper of Ashland, Ore. and a great-granddaughter, Shayla Nipper of Medford.

Nivens, Louie Benton
1935-2000
Service for Louie Benton Nivens, 65, of Alvord, was Monday, Sept. 25, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Burial followed at the Alvord Cemetery.
Nivens died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born March 3, 1935, in Decatur, he married Fay Flowers in Alvord on March 5, 1958. He was a dispatcher for Pioneer Industries and a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church in Alvord.
He is survived by his wife, Fay Nivens of Alvord; his mother, Helen McGee of Alvord; two sons, Ben Nivens of Grapevine and Monty Nivens of Alvord; two daughters, Judy Brown of Alvord and Becky Brown of Decatur and six grandchildren.

O’Dell, James Paul
1944-2000
Funeral for James Paul O’Dell, 57, of Willow Point, was Friday, Nov. 3, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Burial was in the Willow Point Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Demmitt officiated.
O’Dell died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 23, 1943, in Bridgeport, he was the foreman at Pioneer USA, Chico Plant. He was a member of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge and the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Billy Joe, and a nephew, Doug Worthington.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine O’ Dell of Willow Point; two sons, Timothy Eugene O’Dell and James Wayland O’Dell; Joyce Carter; grandddaughter, Brandi Renee O’Dell; sisters, Ruth Worthington, Judy Hamm, Jannie O’ Dell and Becky Gober and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Kurt Fuller, Kenneth Mann, Eric Seals, Curtis West, Clyde Matney and Corky McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Peyton, Keith Pittman, Don McQuary, George Weatherly and James Rasberry.

O’Dell, Ryan Nichole ‘Nickie’
1984-2000
Service for Ryan Nichole “Nickie” O’Dell, 15, of Alvord was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. M.L. Milton was to officiate and burial was to follow at the West Bridgeport Cemetery.
O’Dell died April 22, 2000, in Decatur.
Born April 28, 1984, in Fort Worth, O’Dell was a sophomore at Alvord High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord.
Survivors include her parents, Brad O’Dell and Susie Kramer; her grandparents, Mary O’Dell, Phyllis Kramer and Dorothy Jane Bridges; two brothers, Brandon Moss and Bradley Joe O’Dell; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Billy, Manuel, Sergio and Joe Talementes, Jason and Xavier O’Dell, Paul Bridges and Terry Ulery.

O’Neal, Grady Joe
1926-2000
Funeral service for Grady Joe O’Neal, 74, of Arlington was Tuesday, July 11 at Handley/ Meadowbrook Christian Church in Fort Worth. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Bob Coleman officiated.
O’Neal died July 8, 2000, in Arlington.
Born May 22, 1926, in Decatur, he was a retired systems technician with AT&T/Lucent. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Communication Workers of America. He was a member of the Handley/Meadowbrook Christian Church where he served as a deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Samye; a son, Grady Lee O’Neal and wife Angie; a daughter, Nancy O’Neal Payne; a brother, Ray Leslie O’Neal and wife Tommie; sisters, Mae Bowling and husband Cecil and Fay Stanley and husband Jay; grandchildren, Rachel and Scott Payne and Amanda and Ryan O’Neal; a brother-in-law, J.D. McKinney; cousins, Laverne Forman and Coy O’Neal of Decatur; and many other family and friends.

Oates, Bonnie Etoy
1916-2000
Service for Bonnie Etoy Oates, 84, of Rhome will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Rhome Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery. Roy Deaver will officiate.
Oates died May 26, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 4, 1916, in Reno, Oates was a homemaker and a member of the Rhome Church of Christ. She married the late Brawley Oates on April 6, 1935, in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sarah Lenorah and Beverly Ann Oates.
Survivors include a son, Bill Oates of Aurora; a daughter, Winojean Mayfield of Paradise; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jackie, Kevin and Jack Stone; Sillie Jr. and Timothy Oates; Craig and Bennett Rasbury and Logan Meeks.

Olson, Mary Margaret Schroeder
1939-2000
Service was to be Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at Saint Andrews Catholic Church in Fort Worth for Mary Margaret Schroeder Olson, 60, of Boyd. Burial was to follow at Cleburne Memorial Park in Cleburne.
She died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Wise County.
She was born June 27, 1939, in Fort Worth. She lived in Arlington from 1976 to 1996.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard B. Olson of Boyd; three sons, Leonard Michael Olson of Arlington, John Bishop Olson of Fort Worth and Joseph Lee Olson of Fort Bragg, N.C.; two daughters, Katherine Marie Olson of Sanger and Margaret Mary Nelsen of Fort Worth; one brother, Otto Schroeder, Jr. of Arlington; one sister, Catherine Grace of Arlington; and nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. A memorial mass at Saint John Catholic Church in Bridgeport will be held at a later date.

Pannell, Shane
1970-2000
Funeral service for Shane Pannell, 29, of Newark is Thursday, June 22, at Shannon North Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth.
Burial will follow in Justin Cemetery.
Pannell died June 19, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 4, 1970, in Fort Worth, he was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Carla Pannell; a daughter, Shelby Pannell; his parents, Jackle and Rosetta Pannell; a sister, Sheila Pannell Garoutte; and two nephews, Kyle and Matthew Garoutte.

Parrent, Jack
1919-2000
Service for Jack Parrent, 80, of Bowie was to be Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. James Wood was to preside. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Parrent died on Feb. 17, 2000, in Bowie.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1919, in Fort Worth.
He was retired from the auto body restoration business. He married Hazel Bernice Klose in Bowie on June 1, 1981. Parrent was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He was also a long-time member of the Decatur Eighters Square Dance Club. He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Parrent on Feb. 21, 1997.
Parrent is survived by his wife, Hazel of Bowie; a son, Jackie Parrent of Gainesville; three stepsons, David and Kenneth Geis of Bowie and Ronny Doran of North Richland Hills; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Patterson, Virginia Edythe
1923 - 2000
Service for Virginia Edythe Patterson, 76, of Wichita Falls, was Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel in Wichita Falls. The Rev. Darius McKay officiated.
Patterson died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in Wichita Falls.
Born Dec. 15, 1923, in Crafton, she lived in Wichita Falls most of her life. She married Paul Patterson on March 18, 1943. She was a homemaker, a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and the Eastern Star, Dundee Chapter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Patterson, on July 14, 1999.
She is survived by a son, Joe Patterson of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Nancy Bannenberg of Grand Prairie; a brother-in-law, Bobby Patterson of Lawton, Okla., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Payne, Esther
1915-2000
Service for Esther Payne, 85, of Gilmer, was to be Saturday, Oct. 14 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Shuck Donnell was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the Kelsey Cemetery in Upshur County.
Payne died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, in Longview.
Born Aug. 16, 1915, in Upshur County, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, A.L. Payne of Gilmer; two daughters, Pat Wright of Odessa and Karan Bergstrom of Sweetwater; two brothers, Bernard Chevalier and Azell Chevalier of Gilmer; five sisters, Oni Bryant of Gilmer, Viola Barksdale of Longview, Thurza Blackshear of Port Sulphur, La., Jean Taylor of Mt. Pleasant and Faynell Green of Shreveport, La.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.

Pearson, Esther May
1905-2000
Funeral service for Esther May Pearson, 95, of Boyd was to be Saturday, July 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Cottondale Church of Christ. Burial was to follow at Annis Chapel Cemetery. Gerald Cleveland was to officiate.
Pearson died July 6, 2000, in Decatur.
Born April 29, 1905, in Wise County, she was a retired homemaker and a member of the Cottondale Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Andrew Pearson II and son, David Andrew Pearson III.
Survivors include two daughters, Estelee Romar of Fort Worth and Laverl Wilson of Springtown; a brother, A.V. Isbell of Tyler; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pedigo, Margaret Lee
1919-2000
Service for Margaret Lee Pedigo, 80, of Paradise was to be Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Hawkins Funeral Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Burnett presiding.
Pedigo died Jan. 24, 2000 in Decatur.
Born Oct. 23, 1919, in Paradise, Pedigo was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Paradise. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Pedigo.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Betsy Pedigo of Aledo; a daughter, Marilyn Miller of Paradise; a sister, Julia Cook of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Mike and David Pedigo, Rob and Allison Pedigo, C.G. Skiles, Leticia Skiles and Tammy Lain; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Sonny Read, Gary Read, Ricky Read, C.G. Skiles, Larry Phillips, Mike Pedigo and David Pedigo.

Pemberton, R.M. ‘Jiggs’
1915-2000
Service for R.M. “Jiggs” Pemberton, 85, of Bridgeport was held Sunday, Nov. 26, in the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Burial was in East Bridgeport Cemetery. Dr. Bill Dye officiated.
Pemberton died Nov. 23, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 26, 1915, in Mason, Ill., he was a longtime Bridgeport resident, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of Wise County Roughnecks Club. He and his wife Betty had been married 54 years. He retired from Mitchell Energy Corporation, where he was a production superintendent.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Pemberton of Bridgeport; one son, Larry Pemberton; four daughters, Betty VanHoose and her husband Travis, Kathy Pierce and her husband Phillip, Pat Sargent and Kay Hinkle; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bud Davidson, Dan Stack, Billy Don Workman, Donald Roberts, Gary Potts and Jay Conquest. Honorary pallbearers were E.G. Scroggins and Joe Hale.
The family requests memorials to the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport building fund.

Pendley, Mary I.
1908-2000
Graveside service for Mary I. Pendley, 91, of Newark was Monday, Feb. 28 at the Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock. The Rev. Jimmy N. Dennis officiated.
Pendley died Feb. 24, 2000, Azle.
Born March 28, 1908 in Oklahoma, Pendley was a resident of Newark for 18 years. She was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Newark and the widow of Lee H. Pendley. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerrel Pendley, and a daughter, Maggie Lue Davis.
Survivors include two sons, Leon Pendley of California and James Pendley of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mary Lee Coffer of Newark and Shirley Weatherley of Fort Worth; a sister, Jessie Nelson of Oklahoma; and 22 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Perkins, Clay
1907-2000
Graveside service for Clay Perkins, 93, of Decatur, was to be Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at Cottonwood Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Emerson was to officiate. Pallbearers were to be Ronald W. and James R. Burkett, Clifton R. Felts, Steve Roland, John C. Perkins and Jamie Bisidas. Honorary pallbearer was to be Ernest Brumalow.
Perkins died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 14, 1907 in Cottonwood, he married Frances V. Cagle on June 14, 1930 in Fredericksburg, Okla.
He had worked for the city of Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Perkins of Decatur; two sons, John Perkins of De Soto and James E. Perkins of Decatur; four daughters, Mary Burkett of Decatur, Louise White of Palmer, Geneva Golden of Cedar Hill and Carol Potter of Dickinson; one sister, Bertha Perkins of Decatur; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Perkins, Johnnie Gordon
1916-2000
Service for Johnnie Gordon Perkins, 83, of Decatur was Monday, Jan. 24 at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Wilbur Simmons presided. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Perkins died Jan. 21, 2000, in Decatur. He was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Alvord. He was a retired dairyman/farmer. He ran a service station and owned an international truck and tractor business. He was also instrumental in helping build the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse arena. He married Vernell Phillips on April 15, 1934, in Waurika, Okla. and he was a charter member of the Fundamental Baptist Church of Decatur.
Perkins is survived by his wife, Vernell; two sons, Max Perkins and his wife Caroline of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Garry Perkins and his wife Marcy of Decatur; a brother, Leon Perkins of Decatur; a sister, Billie Mae Mormon of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Stephen, Daniel, John and Don Perkins, Larry Phillips and Ken Dickson.
Honorary pallbearers were Welton and Tony Redwine, Bill Askey, Butch Orr, Thomas Hayes, Josh Perkins and Jerry Dickson.

Phemister, Catherine Effa
1910-2000
Service for Catherine Effa Phemister, 90, of Fort Worth was Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Burial followed at Sweetwater Cemetery. The Rev. Glenn Knox, assisted by Lyndon Pettijohn, officiated.
She died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2000, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Born Oct 15, 1910, in Dallas, she was a retired vocational nurse at Harris Hospital and Cozart Nurse Registry. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Handley where she was a Sunday School teacher and played the piano and organ for the church.
Three husbands preceeded her in death: Ernest Castleberry, Buster Caddell and Tollie W. Phemister.
She is survived by a step-son, Jerry Caddell of Runaway Bay; daughters, Clara Castleberry Knox of Overton, Martha Castleberry Freeman of Decatur, and step-daughter Joy Bailey of Graham; a sister, Lela Henson of Fort Worth and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Phillips, Betty Jean
1961-2000
Graveside service was held April 27 at West Bridgeport Cemetery for Betty Jean Phillips, 38, of Bridgeport. The Rev. Fred Villa officiated.
She died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Decatur.
Phillips was born Oct. 30, 1961, in Levelland. She was a caregiver for Integracare of Bridgeport and was a member of the Harvest Time Church.
She is survived by her mother, Maxine Strickland; two daughters, Laura Phillips and Chloe Phillips; three brothers, Andy Crisp, Arthur Strickland and Dougly Strickland; and three sisters, Rita Harris, Lawana Strickland and Debbie Pigg.
Pallbearers were Darrell Hicks, Shane Norman, Robert Holland, Cody Roberts and James Idell.

Pinkerton, Neta Reynolds
1932-2000
Service for Neta Reynolds Pinkerton, 68, of Decatur was Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Rev. Jerry Miller officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pinkerton died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born April 25, 1932, in Morton, she married A.D. “Bud” Pinkerton on Sept. 22, 1951, in Decatur. She attended Greenwood grade schools and graduated from Slidell High School in 1949. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Clayton Reynolds.
She is survived by her husband, A.D. Pinkerton of Decatur; a son, Mark Pinkerton of Fort Worth; a daughter, Donna Houchin of Sanger and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joshua and Russell Pinkerton, Alan and Thomas Houchin, Jake Nethery and Russell Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Houston, Stacy Reynolds, Brennan Pinkerton, Don Alexander and Carlton Mann.

Pinkston, Elmer Glen “Thunder”
1933-2000
Service for Elmer Glen “Thunder” Pinkston, 66, of Chico, was Monday, Jan. 10, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at the Chico Cemetery. Mickey Hand officiated.
Pinkston died Jan. 8, 2000, at his home in Chico.
Born July 24, 1933, in Bailey, he was a resident of Chico 11 years. He was a truck driver 47 years until his retirement and a member of the Baptist church. He married Kay Richardson Pinkston on May 15, 1978, in Durant, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Pinkston of Chico; three sons, Timmy Pinkston of Bridgeport, Jimmy Pinkston of Grand Prairie and Charles Pinkston of Chico; three daughters, Sheila Nichols of Bonham, Glenna Reusch of Irving and Carmen Pinkston of Chico; two sisters, Lilly Box of Grand Prairie and Mary Helton of Bonham; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pittman, Elzie Lee ‘L’
1914-2000
Funeral for Elzie Lee “L” Pittman, 86, of Sunset was to be held Thursday, Nov. 9, in the First Baptist Church in Bowie. Burial was to be in the Smyrna Cemetery in Sunset.
The Revs. Charles Reed, M.L. Milton and Ernie Patterson were to officiate.
Pittman died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Bowie.
Pittman was retired from the city of Bowie. He was a member of the Sunset Assembly of God Church and the Reddy-McClellan VFW Post No. 8789 in Bowie. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for heroic and meritorious service. He married Laverne Blaylock on Nov. 2, 1936, in Sunset.
Survivors include his wife, Laverne of Sunset; three daughters, Elaine and her husband Dwayne Kasner of Bridgeport, Elwanda Turlington of Sunset, and Eloise and her husband Nolan Willett of Sunset; two sons, Curtis and his wife Shirley Pittman of Sheridan and Keith and his wife Laura Pittman of Bridgeport; a sister, Elsina Terry of Newport; five brothers, Tom Pittman of Gainesville, Willard Pittman of Bowie, Richard Pittman of Lipan, Delbert Pittman of Alvarado and Eddie Pittman of Bowie; 21 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Pittman, Mina Ruth
1914 - 1999

Graveside service for Mina Ruth Pittman Boyd, 85, of Bridgeport were  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, Oregon, Clinton Pittman of Phoenix, Ariz. and Harold Pittman of Stephenville; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Plane, Ronald C.
1946-2000
Service for Ronald C. Plane, 53, of Newark, was Monday, May 15, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel in Colleyville. Burial followed at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Plane died Friday, May 12, 2000, in Dallas.
Born Sept. 4, 1946, in Beaumont, he was a salesman in the industrial supply industry. He was a member of the United Memorial Christian Church in Euless.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Plane, of Newark; daughters, Ronda Ann Ramsey and husband Roger Dale of Bowling Green, Ky. and Heather Kristin Norris and husband Eric Allen of Fort Riley, Kan.; stepdaughter Kelly Elizabeth Schmidt of Arlington; stepsons Matthew Thomas Schmidt of Arlington and Lauren Christen McKenna of Houston and a granddaughter, TayAnn Marie McKenna of Bowling Green.

Pleasant, H.A.
1915-2000
Funeral service for H.A. Pleasant, 85, of Bridgeport was Sunday, July 9 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Ray Wells officiated.
Pleasant died July 7, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 19, 1915, in Wise County, he was a Bridgeport resident since 1962 and a retired loader operator for TXI. He was a member of the Cates St. Church of Christ in Bridgeport.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Imogene; a son, Jim Pleasant; a brother, Ira Pleasant; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Pleasant, Tommy Pleasant, Jeff Pleasant, Toby Pleasant, Curtis Stone and Landon Stone.

Ponder, Robert Ray
1933-2000
Service for Robert Ray Ponder, 66, of Alvord, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Living Word Assembly of God Church in Alvord. The Rev. M.L. Milton was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the Alvord Cemetery.
Ponder died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Alvord.
Born Nov. 3, 1933, in Oklahoma, he married Christene Lovell in 1963 in Hereford. He worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart and had also been a truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Christene Lovell Ponder of Alvord; his father, James Ponder of Hereford; three sons, Robert N. Ponder of Park Springs, Jayson D. Ponder of Billings, Mt. and Steven Ray Ponder of Virginia; a daughter, Vickie Bridges of Alvord; two brothers, Thomas Ponder of Westville, Okla. and Sammy Dale Ponder of Denton; three sisters, Margie Moore of Barron, Okla., Lavada Bennett of Lubbock and Linda Kay Pymm of Alvord; and seven grandchildren.

Porter, Jerry Thomas
1943-2000
Graveside service for Jerry Thomas Porter, 57, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Sept. 16, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Rev. Van Gardner was to officiate.
Porter died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in Decatur.
Born July 11, 1943, in Dos Palos, Calif., he married Debi Ashley on July 18, 1979 in Denton. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a member of the Greenwood Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Debi Porter of Decatur; his father, J.D. Porter of Decatur; three sons, Jeff Porter of Mt. Springs and Todd and Brad Porter both of Decatur; a daughter, Marla Hill of Columbus, Ohio and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Curtis Anderson, Jackie Boyd, Sonny McCarmack, Matthew Knarr, Jay Wilson and Delmas Looney.

Powell, Richard ‘Dick’
1961-2000
Service for Richard “Dick” Powell, 39, of Garland was Friday, Oct. 20 at Lunn Funeral Home Chapel in Garland. Gary Montgomery officiated. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery.
Powell died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Garland.
Born Aug. 9, 1961, in Fort Worth, he attended Olney High School through his junior year and was a 1979 graduate of Wylie High School. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He had been a resident of Bridgeport 10 years before moving to Garland in 1998. While living in Bridgeport, he was an oil field worker. More recently, he was a sales representative for Barbecue Galore in Dallas.
He is survived by a son, Jack Powell of Carrollton; his mother, Wilma Powell of Garland; his father, Richard “Dick” Powell, Sr. of Dallas and one brother, Bruce Powell of Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to The Jackson William Powell Scholarship Fund, First National Bank of Olney, P.O. Box 457, Olney, Texas 76374.

Poynor, Daisy Estell
1910-2000
Funeral service for Daisy Estell Poynor, 89, of Bridgeport was Monday, June 19, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial followed in East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Poynor died June 16, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 30, 1910, in Eastland County, she was a Bridgeport resident the past 34 years and a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Cates St. Church of Christ and a member of the Twin Oaks Assembly of God in Bridgeport. She married Aubrey Poynor on June 4, 1926, in Eastland County. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Glenn Poynor and wife Fern of Runaway Bay, Max Poynor and wife Stacie of Jacksboro and Clay Poynor and wife Sandra of Bridgeport; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Wesley Jim Poynor, Tres Ryan Poynor, G. Roy Poynor, T.J. Poynor, Richard Lee Poynor and Lara Poynor. Honorary pallbearers were Lana Cavassa, Lisa Chenot, Deryk Poynor and Lindsey Poynor.

Prestidge, Ronda Kay
1958-2000
Memorial service for Ronda Kay Prestidge, 42, of Bridgeport was Friday, Sept. 1, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Greg Mohr officiated.
Prestidge died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 12, 1958, in Kingsville, she married David Prestidge on May 5, 1979 in Lefors. She was a retired United States Navy nurse. While serving in the U.S. Navy she received the National Defense Service Medal. She was also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa sorority.
She is survived by her husband, David Prestidge of Bridgeport; her parents, Barbara Holland of Bridgeport and Vercil Whittington of Vancouver, Wash.; two sons, Justin and Trystyn Prestidge, both of Bridgeport; two daughters, Felisha and Talea Prestidge, both of Bridgeport; one brother, Wesley Holland of Bridgeport; four sisters, Gerri Niles, Brenda Felton, Kathy Conway and Lee Ann Calcote; her grandmother, Rachel Dunlap; two grandchildren, Brenton Stice and Brialla Prestidge and numerous nieces and nephews.

Proffer, Harold Edward
1928 - 2000
Graveside service for Harold Edward Proffer, 72, of Decatur, was Monday, Feb. 28, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Bill Hughes officiated.
Proffer died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 5, 1928, in Hardin, Ill., he was employed as an installer at Craig Construction.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Proffer of Decatur; his son, Harold Edward Proffer, Jr., of Alton, Ill.; six daughters, Wendy Kurrin of Denton, Susan Douglas and Nancy Douglas of Lake City, Fla., Deborah Fetterolf, Cheryl Green and Laurie Grimes of Decatur;  and a brother, Bill Proffer of Brighton, Ill.
Pallbearers were Herbert Douglas, Mark Douglas, Rodney Fetterolf, Kenneth Green, Damien Kurrin and Timothy Wendt.

Prude, John G.
1904-2000
John G. Prude, one of Big Bend’s best loved and known characters and whose family runs a century-old ranch that attracts thousands of tourists to the Davis Mountains each year, died Feb. 24, 2000, at his home at Prude Ranch. Service was Feb. 27, in Fort Davis. He was the grandfather of Becky Longbotham Rodriguez of Bridgeport. He was born Feb. 27, 1904, at the Prude Ranch to a West Texas pioneer family. He was an educator for more than 45 years in public schools and at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. He was an early champion for teacher benefits and parent-teacher cooperation. At the Prude Ranch, he was known as “Big Spurs” and was host to thousands of visitors who participated in cattle drives, ate from chuck wagons and listened to old cowboy songs while sitting around a campfire. The Prude Ranch was established by his parents, Andrew and Ora, in the late 1890s. The ranch eventually grew to 28,000 acres and opened to visitors in 1921. After the stock market crash of 1929, the family had to sell cattle and land, reducing the ranch to its present 5,000 acres. In addition to Rodriguez, he is survived by a son, John Robert and wife Betty Prude of Fort Davis; a daughter, Ruth Elisabeth and husband Jack Longbotham of Clyde; and grandchildren, John Robert (Chip) Prude, Andrew Prude and Charles Prude, all of Fort Davis, Jaynellen Prude Wylie of Henderson, Jack Longbotham, Jr. of Abilene, Jeff Longbotham of Midland and Beth Longbotham High of Victoria, and 28 great-grandchildren.

Pugh, Russell Robert
1920 - 2000
Memorial service for Russell Robert Pugh, 79, of Runaway Bay, will be Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Runaway Bay Community Church. The Rev. Gary Smith will officiate.
Pugh died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in Dallas.
Born June 2, 1920, in Bartlesville, Okla., he lived in Runaway Bay 25 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during World War II. He was a retired heavy machinery mechanic for City Service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He married Elsie Opal Whitsell in Pampa in 1949. She preceded him in death in April 1991.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Davis; a granddaughter, Sharon Everson; a sister, Alveda Perkins and six brothers, Lester, Ralph, Raymond, Wilbur, Irvin and Virgil Pugh.
He is survived by his daughters, Betty J. Issacs and husband Eddie of Carrollton and Daline Stott and husband, David of London, England; a brother, Lorran Pugh of Owasso, Okla.; two sisters, Freda Gilmore of McAlister, Okla. and Bonnie Santourian of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Purselley, Carl M.
1907-2000
Service for Carl M. Purselley, 92, of Decatur was Tuesday, May 23, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial was in the Nubin Ridge Cemetery in Granbury. John Featherston, assisted by Marcus Brecheen, officiated.
Purselley was born October 30, 1907, in Granbury. He died May 21, 2000, at his home. He married Jean Price on Aug. 4, 1943, in Granbury. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife Jean; a son Dwain Purselley of Athens; two daughters, Cindy Brooks and Glenda Holt, both of Decatur; a brother, Guy Purselley of El Paso; a sister, Bea Richmond of Arlington; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
Pallbearers were Ralph Holt Jr., William Holt, Allan Clayton, Robbie Brooks, Joe Chapman, Dee Purselley, Danny Purselley and Ricky Purselley.

Pylant, Ricky Steven
1949-2000
Service for Ricky Steven Pylant, 50, of Alvord was Friday, Nov. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Burial followed at the Jonestown Cemetery in Wise County.
Pylant died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, in Alvord.
Born Dec. 17, 1949, in Fort Worth, he married Cynthia E. Smith on March 26, 1982, in Alvord.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord and worked for Boeing Manufacturing.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Pylant of Alvord; his parents, W.C. and Nell Pylant of Alvord; two sons, Colin and Kyle Pylant of Alvord; two daughters, Autumn Pylant of Portugal and Caitlin Pylant of Alvord; two sisters, Leah Bounds of Fort Worth and Karen Manke of Portland, Ore., and one grandchild, Summer Pylant of Portugal.

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