County Messenger Obituaries
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):
Raines, Leslie Alton
Service for Leslie Alton Raines, 24, of Euless, was Thursday, Oct. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Burial followed at the Alvord Cemetery.
Raines died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000.
Born June 15, 1976, in Artesia, N.M., he worked in the shipping department for Air Plus Limited.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Louie and Mary Raines of Whitesboro; his mother, Susan Raines of Euless; two sisters, Candace Michell Raines of Euless and Kelly Snyder of Whitesboro; his grandparents, Berl and Helen Crockett of Bridgeport and L.A. Raines of Springtown and his great grandmother, Grace Moore of Colorado City.
Raines, Leslie Alton
Service for Leslie Alton Raines, 24, of Euless, was Thursday, Oct. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated. Burial followed at the Alvord Cemetery.
Raines died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000.
Born June 15, 1976 in Artesia, N.M., she worked in the shipping department for Air Plus Limited.
She is survived by her father and step-mother, Louie and Mary Raines of Whitesboro; her mother, Susan Raines of Euless; two sisters, Candace Michell Raines of Euless and Kelly Snyder of Whitesboro; her grandparents, Berl and Helen Crockett of Bridgeport and L.A. Raines of Springtown and her great grandmother, Grace Moore of Colorado City.
Rasbury, Lester C.
1917 - 2000
Service for Lester C. Rasbury, 82, of Haltom City, was Monday, Jan. 10, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Rasbury died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in North Richland Hills.
Born May 31, 1917, in Decatur, he married Rheba Rasbury in 1946 in Denton. He served in World War II and was a member of the The Lost Battalion. He was a prisoner of war 42 months. He was an electrician and retired in the early 1980s from Rasbury Electric.
He is survived by his wife, Rheba Rasbury of Haltom City; his sons, Gene Rasbury of Missouri City and Paul Rasbury of Haltom City; a daughter, Joy McLaughlin of Irving; a brother, Gwin Rasbury of Houston; three sisters, Ruth Schmidt of Denton, Minnie Morris of North Richland Hills and Jean Walker of North Richland Hills and four grandchildren.
Read, Gary Vance
Service for Gary Vance Read, 30, of Bridgeport was Friday, Sept. 8, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Irish and Truman Read officiated.
Read died Sept. 5, 2000, at Lake Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 5, 1969, in Bridgeport, he was a 1988 graduate of Bridgeport High School and also a graduate of The Dallas Institution of Funeral Services. He was a rancher and former owner of Area Mortuary Service. He was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
He is survived by his mother, Judy Carpenter and her husband J.P.; his father, Gary Read and his wife Ann; two brothers, Michael Read and wife Stacie and Brad Read; one sister, Wendy Carpenter; grandparents, Agnes Carpenter, Pat Read, and Ralph and Juanita Chilton and one niece, Alexis Read.
Pallbearers were Kelly Kennedy, Bryan Torres, Ronnie Kleam, Allen Baker, Donnie Kleam, Doug Hudson, Tommy Thompson and Scott Hale.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Vance Read Memorial Fund at the First National Bank of Bridgeport to be used for local charities.
Read, Katherine Fae
1917 - 2000
Service for Katherine Fae Read, 82, of Bridgeport, was Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Butch Gott officiated. Burial followed at the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Read died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 12, 1917, in Paradise, she was a homemaker and a member of the Cates St. Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Read in 1989.
She is survived by her son, Dickey and wife Eva Read; her daughter, Frankie Ann and husband C.L. Williams; four grandchildren, Thresia, Kerrie, D.J. and Chris and eight great-grandchildren.
Service for Jim Renfro, 54, of Rhome was to be Thursday, Jan. 27, at Mount Olivet Chapel with burial to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation was to be form 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Mount Olivet Chapel.
Renfro died Jan. 24, 2000.
Born June 28, 1945, in Fort Worth, Renfro was the owner of Pressure Wash of Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Burden of Rhome; a son, Jim F. Renfro II of Grapevine; a daughter, Robin Renfro of Mansfield; two brothers, Roy Renfro of Prairie Hill and Bill Renfro of Keller; two sisters, Betty Winters of Fort Worth and Carol Creel of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Renfro, Chris and Jeffrey Young, Alicia and Jessica Burden, Brandy Head and Amber Catlett; one step-son, Mark Burden of Lewisville; a step-daughter, Debbie Young of Lewisville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
Renner, William Henry
Service for William Henry Renner, 88, of Granbury, was Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Paradise Methodist Church. The Rev. Jack Vereen officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Douglas Renner, Tommy Renner, Michael Renner, Terry Renner, Ronnie Renner and William Renner, Jr.
Renner died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his home.
Born Aug. 4, 1912, in Seymour, he was a member of the Paradise Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Iola Renner, in 1982 and two grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Lee Renner of Monahans; three sons, Thomas Henry Renner of Alvord, Gordon Robert Renner of Crowley and William Lee Renner of Chico; one daughter, Mae Renner of Granbury; one sister, Imo Gene Martin of Douglas, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Renshaw, Carol Jim Roberts
Graveside service for Carol Jim Roberts Renshaw, 95, of Decatur was to be Thursday, Jan. 6, at 9 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial service was to follow at University Christian Church of Fort Worth at 10 a.m. The Rev. Charles Sanders was to preside, assisted by the Rev. Rusty Hedges.
Renshaw died Jan. 3, 2000, in Decatur. She was born Dec. 19, 1904, in Edmond, Okla. to Charles Henry and Ethel Harshberger Roberts. She married Horace Stephen Renshaw, M.D., on April 24, 1934. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Texas Christian University and a master of arts degree from the University of Michigan. She taught at Paschal High School and TCU and served on the Fort Worth School Board. At various times she was president of the following organizations: Sorosis Club, Roundtable, Fort Worth WomenÕs Club, Tarrant County Medical Society Auxiliary (Alliance), Texas Medical Association Auxiliary (Alliance) and Friends of the TCU Library. Renshaw was also a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979.
Renshaw is survived by: two sons, Charles Lucius Renshaw, M.D. and James Stephen Renshaw; six grandchildren, Stephen Vance Renshaw, M.D., Lisa Carol Patenaude, M.D., Lucius Scott Renshaw, Julie Kay Weber, Robert Harold Renshaw and Stephen Charles Renshaw; seven great-grandchildren, Kalah Achee, Chelsea Marie Renshaw, Lucius Ryan Patenaude, Adrian Jane Patenaude, Charles Joseph Weber, and William Andrew Renshaw; and two daughters-in-law, Sally Marie Tull Renshaw and Teresa Kathryn McClure Renshaw.
Honorary pallbearers were to be John Pumphrey, John Griffith, Steve Gibbs, Ray Shafer, Richard Greene, Ryan Greene, Samuel Renshaw and H. Wallace Schmuck, DDS.
Memorials may be sent to the Friends of the TCU Library, Memorial Fund First United Methodist Church of Decatur and the Granville Walker Fund of the University Christian Church of Fort Worth.
Renshaw, Etta Mozelle
Services for Etta Mozelle Renshaw, 80, of Decatur was to be Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Rusty Hedges will officiate.
Renshaw died June 8, 2000, in Decatur.
Born June 4, 1920, in Decatur, she was a retired clerical worker for Decatur City Hall. She married Billy Bob Renshaw in 1938 in Decatur. He preceded her in death in 1975. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
She is survived by three daughters, Sandra and her husband Melvin Bert Little of Decatur, Janice and her husband Stanley Pitts of Decatur, and Kate Renshaw of Decatur; a brother, Robert Cartwright of Decatur; and a sister, Naomi Prescott of Decatur; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Bill Pitts, Bert Little Jr., Tommy Neal, Frankie Claborn, Gary Prescott and Bob Cartwright. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Renshaw, Roger Gage and Brian Goodger.
Reynolds, Mary Helen
Graveside service for Mary Helen Reynolds, 93, of Decatur was to be Wed., Aug. 2 at the Alvord Cemetery. Ken Cates was to officiate. Reynolds died July 31, 2000, in Decatur.
Born May 27, 1907, in Lawrence, she was a homemaker. She married the late Elmer Lee Reynolds in Alvord. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Service for Agnes Rhea, 79, of Bowie, was to be Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Chapel in Bowie. Burial was to follow at Salona Cemetery in Bowie. Dr. Larry Cox was to officiate.
Rhea died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 at her residence in Bowie.
Born July 6, 1921, in New Brockton, Ala., she had been a resident of Bowie for 35 years. She was a member of the Baptist church and the Reddy McCellan VFW Post #8789 Ladies Auxiliary in Bowie.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Cynthia Rhea Neuman of Arlington; two great-grandchildren, Justin Neuman of Arlington and Amanda Neuman of Arlington; two great-great-grandchildren, Savannah Neuman of Arlington, Justin Neuman, Jr., of Arlington; three sisters, Naomi McCollough of Marshall, Maurine Engleman of Marshall and Florine Nichols of White, Ga.; one brother, Martin Yohn of Marshall and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Justin Neuman, Ricky Neuman, Chris Dybvig, Eric Engleman, Roy Darden and David Hughes.
Albert Graveside servie for Gene Albert Rhine, 95, of Decatur was Monday, July 24, at Bethel Cemetery. Rhine died July 22, 2000, in Decatur. Born May 14, 1905, in Grubb Hill, he was a dairyman and member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. He married the late Grace Marie Parish on May 5, 1925, in Decatur. Survivors include his sons, Dan Rhine and wife Barbara and Glenn Rhine and wife Barbara, all of Decatur; daughter, Bobbie Owens and husband Pat of Sanger, daughter-in-law, Bobbie Rhine of Decatur; 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grand-children and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
Rhodes, Avo Floy
Service for Avo Floy Rhodes, 86, of Decatur, will be Thursday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Moore Memorial Park in Arlington.
Rhodes died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 22, 1914, in Victoria, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rhodes and one son, Eugene Schoolcraft.
She is survived by two daughters, Dolly Miller of Decatur and Donivee Halas of Lillian; a daughter-in-law, Marce Schoolcraft of Malakoff; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Rice, Rosa V.
Service for Rosa V. Rice, 95, of Alvord was Monday, Feb. 14, at the Alvord Church of Christ. Billy Blakeney officiated, assisted by Keith Martin and burial followed at New Harp Cemetery in Montague County.
Rice died Feb. 12, 2000, in Bowie.
Born Nov. 30, 1904 in Albany, Rice was a homemaker and a member of the Alvord Church of Christ. She married the late Clarence Rice on Jan. 6, 1926, in Montague County. She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Joe Rice.
Survivors include three daughters, Freddie A. Herring of Bedford and Delma R. Calvert and Peggy J. Rice, both of Austin; a sister, Tommi Hudson of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rice, Thomas Theodore
Service for Thomas Theodore Rice Jr., 87, formerly of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Graham. The Rev. Charles Rice of Clifton officiated. Burial followed at Hawkins Chapel Cemetery in Young County.
Rice died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Jacksonville.
Born May 24, 1913, in Loving to the late Tom T. and Annie Rice, he was retired from Mitchell Energy and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy Seabees and participated in the invasions of the Aleutian Islands and Okinawa. He helped build the airfield on Okinawa where the B-29, “The Enola Gay,” landed after dropping the atom bomb on Japan. Early in his life, he played professional baseball in the minor leagues. He retired from Mitchell Energy Corp. in 1968. He married Melva B. Price on Aug. 9, 1940, in Newcastle. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Melva B. Rice; three daughters, Ann House and husband Mike of Jacksonville, Loretta Allen and husband Randy of Tyler and Cindy James of Jacksonville; a son, Charles Rice and wife Tanya of Clifton; two sisters, Paula Cosby and husband Sam of Weatherford and Glenda Hammon of Richland; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Rich, Cletus Douglas
Service for Cletus Douglas Rich, 52, of Paradise, was Friday, April 28, at the Jefferson Unitarian Church in Fort Worth.
Rich died Tuesday, April 25, 2000.
Born Dec. 10, 1948, in Providence, Ky., he graduated from Western Kentucky University and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1993. He retired as a major. He was awarded the Meritorious Service medal, the Air Force Commendation medal with three oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Achievement medal with one oak leaf cluster. While in the Air Force, he earned a second bachelors degree in nursing from West Texas State University. He also earned a masters degree in nursing in 1994 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a member of USCTA and was president of the board of the Brazos Valley Hunt Club in Wise County. He was a representative for Excel Communications.
He is survived by John Huffman; children, Cathy, Scott and Kimberly; a grandson, Evan Matthew Lincoln and his parents, Cletus M. and Mary E. Rich.
Memorials may be made to the Brazos Valley Hunt Club, in care of Sandy Dixon, 135 PR 3544, Paradise, Texas, 76073 or to the West Side UU Church, 6901 McCart, Suite 125, Fort Worth, Texas 76133.
Richardson, Mary Jo ‘Jodie’
Service for Mary Jo “Jodie” Richardson, 71, of Decatur, was Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Christian-Hawkins Chapel in Boyd. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery. Marcus Brecheen and John Featherston officiated.
Richardson died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 15, 1929, in Fort Worth, she was the former owner and operator of Richardson Pit Stop in Boyd. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Decatur and Emmaus. She was preceded in death by her husband Bud Richardson and a daughter Cynthia Ann Richardson.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Richardson and wife Melody and Jim Richardson; two sisters, Billie Marie Malone and Donna Brown Gustin; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Green, Robby Brooks, Steve Taylor, Michael Rhoudes, Dennis Richardson, Jeff LaBerteaux, Larry Wallace and Blake Stevens.
Richey, Gus Matthew
Service for Gus Matthew Richey, 85, of Crafton was Jan. 7 at the Crafton Baptist Church. Burial was in the Crafton Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Wood presided, assisted by Bill Myers. Richey was born on Feb. 11, 1914, in Crafton to John and Pearl Richey. He died Jan. 5, 2000, in Crafton. He was a lifetime resident of Crafton and a long-time farmer and rancher. He married Opal Lee Warden in July, 1934. They were married 65 years. He was a member of the Crafton Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by six brothers. He is survived by his wife, Opal Lee Richey of Crafton; two sons, Buddy Richey of Jacksboro and Bobby Richey and his wife Frances of Chico; three daughters, Anna Hand and her husband Jim of Crafton, June Cox and her husband Elmer of Denton, and Janet Myers and her husband Bill of Leander; one brother, Curtis Richey of Crafton; one sister, Ruby Collie of Jacksboro; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.
Richey, Lorene J.
Service for Lorene J. Richey, 72, of Comanche, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jim Rainey will officiate. Burial will follow at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Richey died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Midland.
Born June 24, 1927, in Atoka, Okla., to Homer and Sarah Williams, she was a seamstress and a homemaker. She was a member of Gartman View Baptist Church. She married A.E. “Curley” Rogers in 1951. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1978. She married Glen Richey on May 22, 1983.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Richey of Comanche; a son, Wayne and wife Lynn Long of Decatur; daughters Geneva and husband Paul Ridgeway of Midland, Lou and husband Roger Hitt of Decatur, Sue and husband Clifford Mercer of Ennis; step-daughters Pat and husband Lonnie Black of Fort Worth, Glenda and husband Joe Hicks of Alvarado, Lucy and husband James Martin of Cresson; step-son James and wife Debbie Richey of Granbury; two sisters ,Cleo Craig and Imogene Craig of Rogers, Ark.; two brothers, Floyd Williams of Eastland and Lloyd Williams of Comanche; grandsons, Wayland Long, Clint Mercer, Cameron Mercer and Brett Ridgeway; granddaughters, Lisa Luttrull, Shelly Saaser and Laci Ridgeway; five great-grandchildren; and 12 step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, three brothers and one grandson.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or to the American Cancer Society, 804 W. Wright, Comanche, Texas, 76442.
Richey, Reba Marie
1916 - 2000
Graveside service for Reba Marie Richey, 83, of Chico, was Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Wood officiated.
Richey died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in Decatur.
Born March. 15, 1916, in Crafton, she was a life-time resident of Wise County and lived in Chico the past 20 years. She was a homemaker and married Howard Vernon Richey in 1938. They were married 41 years until he preceded her in death in 1979.
She is survived by two sons, James and wife Margaret Richey of Azle and Charles and wife Kelly Richey of Amarillo; one daughter, Beverly and husband Lane Lambert of Chico; sisters, Oleta Bender, Lela Duck and Neba Ruth Culverhouse of Chico and Genelle Hopkins of Park Springs; seven grandchildren, Craig, Stacie, Allison, Amanda, Ryan, Larry and Alicia and two great- granchildren, Taylor and Kaitlin.
Service was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at First Baptist Church of Boyd for Bill Riddle, 77, of Boyd. The Rev. Sonny Smith and the Rev. Mike Stanley were to officiate. Burial was to be in Boyd Cemetery.
Riddle died March 14, 2000, in Houston.
He was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Gouldbusk, Texas. He married Francis Burrus Sept. 9, 1945, in Clovis, N.M. He served in World War II as a bombardier.
He moved to Boyd in 1985 where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was retired from Riddle Moving Co.
Survivors include his wife, Francis; a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Marilyn Riddle of Colorado; two daughters, Kay Boot and Marj Riddle of Boyd; two sisters, Mary Levell of Springtown and Sharron Cabell of Houston; four grandchildren, Michael, Tiffany, Kristen and Cheryl; and one great-granddaughter, Kimberly.
Pallbearers were to be Danny Lambert, T.H. Lambert, Jim Lambert, Dayle Hardy, Bill Smith, Bruce Coffman, Larry McBride, Tommy Stephens, Pat Berman, Ray Gilbert, Robert Howard and Frank Raoke.
Ridlon, Laura Bea
Memorial service for Laura Bea Ridlon, 85, of Justin will be Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Justin. Rev. John Eckstein will officiate. Burial will be at Justin Cemetery.
Ridlon died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born December 23, 1914, in Navo, she was a teacher and librarian for the Northwest Public School. She married Harvey Elsworth Ridlon on Dec. 29, 1935, in McKinney. She graduated from North Texas State Teachers College and was the originator of Kaglers, which later became Alpha Phi Sorority.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, and her parents, B.L. Adams and Lula Danie (Richey) Adams.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann Gambill and husband Greg of Bedford; two sons, Richard Ridlon and wife Linda of DeQueen, Ark., and Roger Ridlon and wife Rebecca of El Paso; two sisters-in-law, Corinne Adams and Doris Adams, both of Justin; two granddaughters, Ashley Ridlon of DeQueen and Allison Gambill of Bedford and three grandsons, Travis Gambill and wife Jamie of Bedford, Grant Gambill of Bedford and Adam Ridlon of Arlington.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Justin or the Justin Public Library.
Rieger, George Richard
Service for George Richard Rieger, 75, of Denton, was Tuesday, May 16, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. R. Roy Baines officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Rieger died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Denton.
Born Jan. 14, 1925, in Sanger, he graduated from Southern Methodist Univer-sity and was a retired textiles salesman. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Rieger of Denton; five daughters, Therese Williams of Boyd, Jan Hesselman of North Carolina, Margaret Rieger of Sugarland, Laura Maisel of Spring and Nancy Conception of Hawaii; two step daughters, Pam McElhaney and Lea Richards of Denton; one sister, Glen La Ray Bond of Bryan; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two step grandchildren.
Riemer, Oscar M.
Graveside service for Oscar M. Riemer, 54, of Bridgeport, will be Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. The Rev. Doyle Patterson will officiate. Riemer died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 9, 1946, in Lubbock, he moved to Bridgeport in 1994. He attended Bean Elementary and O.L. Slaton. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1965. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. He had served as the warden for the Bridgeport CCA Pre-Parole Transfer Facility since November 1994.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ava Lee Riemer.
He is survived by a son, Reagan Riemer of Lubbock; a brother, Jim Riemer of Lubbock and two sisters, Paulette Lee of Enterprise, Ala. and Mary Jane Maples of Mineral Wells.
The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.
The family was to receive friends on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home in Lubbock.
Riley, Rusty Dwight
Memorial service for Rusty Dwight Riley, 29, of Fort Worth was Tuesday, August 8 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth.
Riley died August 6, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 19, 1971, in Fort Worth, he was a 1990 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He was a member of Balsora Baptist Church and was employed at Tech Data in Fort Worth.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Riley of Fort Worth; his parents, Jimmy and Marie Riley of Bridgeport; a brother, John Riley; a stepsister, Jami Rassco and her husband Randy; a stepbrother, Michael Riley; grandmother, Ruth Greetan; grandparents, Frank and Dell Riley; a niece, Malley Rassco; and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rusty Riley Memorial, Balsora Baptist Church, 108 CR 3623, Bridgeport, TX 76426.
Service for Catherine Roberson, 86, of Fort Worth was Monday, Dec. 18, at Greenwood Chapel. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Roberson died Saturday, Dec 16, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 20, 1914, in Oklahoma City, she attended Rosen Heights Baptist Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, V.F.W. No. 708 and was a retired assembler.
Survivors include one sister, Emma Armstrong of Morgan Mill; a niece, Allie Mae Armstrong of Arlington; a step-daughter, Kathy Green and her husband Bob of Fort Worth; a step-granddaughter, Sherilyn Greene Shireman of Houston; a step-grandson, Scott Greene of Fort Worth; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bobby Ashton, Tom Ashton, Beatrice Arrington, Jackie and Linda Roberson, Marcine and Ron Rebstock and Lavell and Bill Mann.
Service for Dale Robertson, 26, of Decatur, was Jan. 18, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur. John Featherston officiated. Burial followed at Azleland Cemetery in Azle.
Robertson died Jan. 14, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was born Jan. 3, 1974, in Hurst.
He is survived by his wife, Melinda Robertson of Decatur; his mother, Diana Holt and her husband, William, of Decatur; a son, Caelyb Robertson of Decatur; a sister, Sandra Turner of Okinawa, Japan; and a grandfather, Felix Robertson of Weatherford.
Pallbearers were Robby Brooks, Donald Montgomery, James Clark, Rodney McCray, Ronnie Lee, Nolan Warner, Marshall Burton and Scott Bolin.
Robertson, Dorsana J.
Service for Dorsana J. Robertson, 51, of Kingman, Kan., was Dec. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church of Kingman. The Rev. Warren T. Fikejs presided. Graveside service was Dec. 29 at the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Robertson died Dec. 24, 1999, in Kingman. She was born March 17, 1948, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was the daughter of Keith and Betty Fuqua Bean. She had lived in Kingman since 1993 and previously lived in Bridgeport and Ulysses, Kan. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kingman and the Ulysses, Chapter 471 Order of the Eastern Star. Robertson was also a 25 year 4-H leader, a 20 year Girl Scout leader and served in education for 17 years in positions ranging from classroom assistant to board clerk. She married Steve J. Robertson in Syracuse, Kan. on Dec. 27, 1963.
Robertson is survived by her husband Steve of Kingman; two daughters and their husbands, Paula and Shannon Sixkiller of Sherman and Kimberly and Paul Cantrell of Chico; her father and stepmother, Keith and Bette Bean of McCook, Neb.; her mother and stepfather, Betty and Lewis Rueb, of Kingman; two brothers, Michael Bean of San Antonio and Dale Bean of Kearney, Neb.; one sister, Susan Gingerich, of Hutchinson, Kan.; grandmother, Anna Fuqua of Kingman and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wesley Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Wayne Harveson, Freddy Meyers, Robert Pope and Charles Mauldin.
Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation in care of Livingston Funeral Home, 1830 N. Main St., Kingman, Kansas 67068.
Robertson, Lula I.
Service for Lula I. Robertson, 78, of Rhome was to be Saturday, May 13, at 3 p.m. at Shannon North Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Robertson died May 11, 2000, in North Richland Hills.
Born March 31, 1922, Robertson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Saginaw.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years Renno K. Robertson of Rhome; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Colleen Robertson of Fort Worth and Charlie and Maryla Robertson of Rhome; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Mike Gautreaux of Houston and Helen and Mark Hopkins of Rhome; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Robertson, Murel L.
1927 - 2000
Service for Murel L. Robertson, 72, of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated. Burial followed at the Paradise Cemetery.
Robertson died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Decatur.
Born April 19, 1927, in Stevens County, he was a resident of Bridgeport since 1978 and a retired truck owner/operator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Sea Bees and served during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, a former member of the Oddfellows and a member of the Cates St. Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
He married Paula Fitzgerald on Jan. 28, 1989, in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Paula of Bridgeport; daughters Bobbi Loftis of Shreveport, La., Missy and husband Edward Martinez and Stacy and husband Jimmy Williams, all of Bridgeport; 10 grandchildren, Damon, Lance and Amy Loftis, Nick, Candy, Masi and Kasi Martinez, Jessica, J.D. and Justin Williams and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ernest Cantrell, Willie Bradford, Ronnie Jackson, Jerry Stinnett, Don Stinnett, Richard Lack, Bill Morris and Scott Cantrell.
Robertson, Paula Jean Fitzgerald
Funeral service for Paula Jean Fitzgerald Robertson, 53, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial was to follow in Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. James Vannoy and the Rev. Gary Sessions were to officiate.
Robertson died June 18, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born May 23, 1947, in Bridgeport, she was a lifelong resident of Bridgeport. She was owner/manager of Robertson Trucking Co. She was also a member of Cates St. Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murel Robertson.
Survivors include two daughters, Missy Martinez and her husband Edward and Stacy Williams and her husband Jimmy; a brother, Tommy Fitzgerald of Rosenburg; a sister, Donna Erwin of Paradise; seven grandchildren, Nick, Candy, Masi and Kasi Martinez and Jessica, J.D. and Justin Williams; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Scott Erwin, Jimmy Robertson, Bobby Erwin, Tom Wilson, Ronny Jackson and Richard Lack. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Stinson, Freddy Edwards, Chris Martinez and Kenny Fitzgerald.
Robison, Effie D.
Service for Effie D. Robison, 91, of Gainesville was Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville. The Revs. Aubrey Spires of the Marysville Baptist Church and Lee Deeds, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, presided. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.
Robison died Jan. 22, 2000, in Gainesville.
Born July 7, 1908, in Marysville, she was the daughter of Ludie Pinkney and Martha Frances Crow Davison. She married James Earl Robison on Nov. 12, 1932, in Marietta, Okla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville and was a Sunday school teacher and church clerk at Marysville Baptist Church for 50 years. She was also a member of the home demonstration club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Robison; three brothers, Bernice Davison, Ivan Davison and Raymond Davison; and a sister, Hettie Holcomb.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Earl Douglas and Bonnie Robison of Gainesville and Jimmy Don Robison of Marysville; three grandchildren, Mark Robison, Jan Harrison of Decatur and Lisa Pagel; and five great-grandchildren, Mark and Donnie Robison, Kenny and Brad Harrison and Magie Pagel.
Pallbearers were Mike Holcomb, David Robison, Robert Hammer, Weldon Lyons, Edgar Dyer and Jack Dyer.
Honorary pallbearers were Carl Thorell, Joe Johnson, Wayne Berry, Ken Harrison, Trey Pagel and Neil Tibbets.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Robison, Lillie May Boner
Funeral service for Lillie May Boner Robison, 63, of Sunset was to be Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m. at the Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home Chapel in Bowie. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery Number 3 in Chico. The Rev. Eddie Hooker of Grace Outreach Church in Chico was to officiate.
Robison died Aug. 17, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 8, 1936, she was a homemaker. She married Alvie Elmer Robison on April 1, 1986, in Alvord. She had lived in Sunset for 16 years.
Survivors include two sons, Milton Richard Boner of Sunset and Alvin Lee Boner of Chico; one sister, Mrs. Pat Stevens of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Kelley Kay Gore of Bowling Green, Ky., Christopher Brad Boner of Chico and Wendell Morris Boner of Wichita Falls; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Kay Sansom and Aaron Caleb Gore of Bowling Green and several nieces and nephews.
Rohus, Ben Clarence
1917 - 2000
Ben Clarence Rohus, 82, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Bridgeport.
He was born May 14, 1917, in Clarendon and was a resident of Bridgeport for 30 years. He was an office manager for International Paper Co. in Fort Worth for 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.E. and Willie Rohus.
He is survived by his brother, Ben Rohus and wife Derestine of Bridgeport; his sister, Esther ÒKittyÓ Chappelle and husband John of Whitney and nieces and nephews.
Rotton, James Earnest
Service for James Earnest Rotton, 58, of Newark was Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Christian Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Lewis Coomer officiated and burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Rotton died Jan. 29, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 8, 1942, in Fort Worth, Rotton married Gayle Washburn on Aug. 7, 1965, in Fort Worth. He had lived in Newark since 1968 and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at General Dynamics in Quality Control until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his father, Augusta B. Rotton.
Survivors include his wife, Gayle of Newark; his mother and step-father, Alice and John Thompson of Newark; a son, Stephen Rotton of Keller; his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Dion Wilcox of Newark; three brothers, Jerry Thompson of Shreveport, La., John Marvin Thompson III and Kenny Thompson, both of Newark; and a sister, Joyce Potter of Haltom City.
Pallbearers were Devin Farris, Kevin Farris, Kenny Thompson and Chris Thompson.
Runyan, Mary Katherine ‘Kitsy’
Service for Mary Katherine “Kitsy” Runyan, 44, of Boyd, was to be Saturday, April 29, at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Runyan died Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 8, 1955, in Fort Worth, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Runyan of Boyd; a daughter, Jennifer Grace of Boyd; two sisters, Sherri Taylor and Kim Wilson of Boyd; a brother, Tommy Whatley III of Azle; her parents, Tom and Dorothy Whatley of Boyd and several nieces and nephews.
Sanders, Ida Lavora Goodwin
Graveside service for Ida Lavora Goodwin Sanders, 85, of Slidell, La., formerly of Alvord, is Friday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at Cumby Cemetery in Park Springs.
Sanders died July 29, 2000, in Slidell.
Born Aug. 31, 1914, in Sunflower County, Miss., she was married to James “Jake” K.V. Sanders in 1931 in Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Stephen Jefferson Sanders and James Kenneth Sanders; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Survivors include four sons, David Wayne Sanders of Chico, William Paul Sanders of Decatur, Charles William Sanders and Daniel David Sanders of Slidell, La.; four daughters, Nancy Sue Morgan of Slidell, Linda Kay Brown of Nicholson, Miss., Stella Marie Smith of Gulfport, Miss. and Lavora Dawn Bradley of Alvord; 26 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
Saunier, Trevor Keith
Service for Trevor Keith Saunier of Valley View was Sunday, April 30, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Lee Roy Jackson officiated.
Saunier was born April 4, 2000, in Denton and died April 5, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Survivors include his parents, Chris and Dena Saunier of Valley View; his twin brother, Tristen Christopher Saunier; his grandparents, Kay and Lannie Foreman of Runaway Bay and Bill and Eleanor Roettker of Houston and Frank Saunier of Canton, Ohio; great-grandparents Juanita Daniels of Runaway Bay and Ruth Foreman of Bridgeport; and two aunts, Kristi Richards of Valley View and Theresa Bennett of Dell City, Okla.
A fund has been established for the family at First American Bank of Bridgeport.
Saunier, Tristen Christopher
Service for Tristen Christopher Saunier of Valley View will be Sunday, May 28, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Lee Roy Jackson will officiate.
Saunier was born April 4, 2000, in Denton and died May 8, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Survivors include his parents, Chris and Dena Saunier of Valley View; grandparents, Kay and Lannie Foreman of Runaway Bay, Bill and Eleanor Roettker of Houston and Frank Saunier of Canton, Ohio; great-grandparents Juanita Daniels of Runaway Bay and Ruth Foreman of Bridgeport; two aunts, Kristi Richards of Valley View and Theresa Bennett of Dell City, Okla.
A fund has been established for the family at the First American Bank of Bridgeport.
Sawyer, Rena Mae Sparkman
Service for Rena Mae Sparkman Sawyer, 75, of Rhome, was Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
The Rev. Wallace Clark officiated, assited by Pamela Ferrell and Claire Whiddon.
Pallbearers were Bob Mayo, Dale Ruble, Chris Taylor, Christopher Alexander, Joe Stewart and Randy Kemp
Sawyer died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in a Justin care center.
Born Aug. 21, 1925, in Tulsa Okla., she was a retired librarian and a member of the Aurora Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandie Sawyer of Rhome; brothers, Wayne Sparkman of Tulsa, Bill Sparkman of Yuba City, Calif.; sisters Anna Belle Brown of Yuba City, Patricia Best of Yuba City; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Scaff, Albert Leroy
Service for Albert Leroy Scaff, 85, of Gainesville, was Tuesday, April 11, at Flatwood Baptist Church in Wise County. The Rev. Mark King officiated, assisted by Greg Johnson. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery #1.
Scaff died on April 7, 2000, in Gainesville.
He was born on June 28, 1914, in Sulphur, Okla.
Scaff was retired from maintenance work for Texas Utilities, now TXU. He married the late Tommie Jo Driskell Scaff in Decatur and was a member of the Flatwood Baptist Church.
Scaff is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Shelly Scaff of Gainesville; a brother, Edward Scaff of Brownwood; a sister, Alvina Scaff Cox of Temple; and two grandchildren, Heather Naomi and Valarie Lynn of Gainesville.
Pallbearers were Ray Driskell, Barry and Johnny Scaff, Paul Bandy, and Gary and Buddy Lasater.
Schertz, James Dennis
Service for James Dennis Schertz, 58, of Slidell, was Friday, Dec. 22, at First Baptist Church of Slidell. Rev. David Bradshaw officiated. Burial was at the Slidell Cemetery.
Schertz died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, in a Denton hospital.
He was born Jan. 27, 1942 in Decatur and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Slidell and had served as a Slidell Independent School Board member for 27 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie Mae Schertz; mother Oma Dell Schertz; daughter, D’Lynn Lea Schertz of Mesquite, two sons: Danny Schertz and David Schertz; sister, Ginger Louise Boone; grandsons Trey, Rance, Colby and Caleb Schertz; granddaughter Denae Schertz all of Slidell.
Pallbearers were Raymond Sherman, Brandon Boone, Bradley Boone, Edwin Pruett, Bert Pruett, Kerry Lee Schertz, Donald Shifflett and Donald Paddock.
Funeral for Hans Shluter, 90, of Rhome was to be Wednesday at the Justin Church of Christ with burial in Justin Cemetery. James Vinzant was to officiate at the funeral.
Schluter, a retired Wise County farmer and rancher, died Monday in Decatur. He was born November 29, 1909 and was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Dee Schluter of Rhome and a son Edwin Schluter and his wife Betty of Rhome; and two grandsons Alan Schluter and his wife Kristy of Ponder and Dan Schluter and his wife Carol of Justin. He is also survived by sisters Anna Mae Lake and Freda Markham of Keller and two great-grandsons Alexander and Tye Schluter of Justin.
Graveside service for Wayne Scroggins, 87, of San Saba was to be Wednesday, April 5, in the Hog-Branch Cemetery in Wise County at 2 p.m.
Scroggins died April 3, 2000, in San Saba.
He was born April 2, 1913, in Boyd to Jackson and Ora Belle Cornstubble Scroggins. He was a self-employed auto mechanic in San Saba. On Sept. 13, 1979, Scroggins married Jimmie Lou Keele in Ardmore, Okla. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of San Saba; and two sons, Jackson of Plano and Andrew Wayne of Florida.
Seals, Dorothy Louise
Graveside service for Dorothy Louise Seals, 77, of Decatur, is Thursday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo. John Pilot will preside.
Seals died on Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in Decatur.
She was born on June 13, 1922, in Paris.
Seals was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carole Faye McGowen.
She is survived by a son, David H. Seals of Decatur; a sister, Betty Ruth Reed of Fort Worth; two grandsons, Sean Wesley McGowen of Abilene and Bryan Holland Seals of Morgan Mills; a granddaughter, Holly Jolynn Gilbreath and a great-grandchild, Byron Richard Gilbreath, both of Bitburg, Germany.
Sharpless, Clyde W.
Service for Clyde W. Sharpless, 58, of Boyd, was Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Billy Fitch presided. Burial followed at Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club.
Sharpless died Jan. 16, 2000, in Dallas. He was born June 14, 1941, in Fort Worth. He married Karen Erwin Sharpless Dec. 2, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nev. Sharpless was a member of the Hill Top Assembly of God Church. He had taken early retirement due to illness. He was preceded in death by his father and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Karen of Boyd; his mother, Ruth Sharpless of Decatur; a son, Clyde Sharpless, Jr. of Dallas and a stepson, Brad Robinson of Boyd; two daughters, Janice Marie Reeves of Decatur and Lana Kay Sharpless of Boyd and a stepdaughter, Brandi Taylor of Boyd; a sister, Billie Mae Ables of Roanoke; and three grandchildren, Terry Shelton, Jason Reeves and Morgan Taylor.
Shepard, George Herbert
Graveside service for George Herbert Shepard, 86, of Poolville, was Friday, June 9, at the Boonsville Cemetery. Rev. Warren Crothers officiated.
Shepard died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at his home in Poolville.
Born July 5, 1913, in Speedville, Tenn., he married Bertha Fay Gabriel Shepard in 1941 in Palo Pinto. She preceded him in death.
He was a Baptist and a truck driver.
He is survived by four sons, David Shepard of Chico, George Shepard of Mineral Wells, Edward Shepard of Boonsville and Richard Shepard of Canton; two daughters, Mary Erdhal of Spirit Lake, Idaho and Gladys Hill of Mangum, Okla.; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Simmons, Jimmie Dale
Graveside service for Jimmie Dale Simmons, 46, of Chico was Tuesday, April 11, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Ray Wells officiated.
Simmons died April 7, 2000, in Chico.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1953, in Dallas.
He married Mickey Wilder in July 1976 in Ardmore, Okla. He was a chef and a member of the Church of Christ.
Simmons is survived by his wife, Mickey; two sons, Matthew and Sean Simmons of Chico; a daughter, Sarah Simmons of Chico; two brothers; and four sisters.
Simmons, Stanley Harold
Service was to be Saturday, Oct. 28, for Stanley Harold Simmons, 37, of Paradise.
The service will be at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Paradise with Rev. Mark Lakin officiating. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery
Simmons died Oct. 26, 2000, in Paradise. He was born Sept. 25, 1963, in Arlington. He was a 1982 graduate of Decatur High School and was employed by TXI.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy; three step-daughters, Ashley, Haley and Mariah Lain; his parents, James Simmons and wife Pam and Joyce Colebank and husband Al; three brothers, Skip Simmons and his wife Nannette, Scott Simmons and Steve Simmons; nephews Keith, Kyle, Ryan and Sean Simmons; niece Sabrina Thrasher; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the homeless shelter or humane society of your choice.
Simmons, Wanda Lee
Service for Wanda Lee Simmons, 76, of Newark were held Tuesday, Dec. 19, in the Boyd Church of Christ. Burial was in Cordell, Okla. Steve Weeks officiated.
Pallbearers were Jason Jennings, Joshua Jennings, Russell Jennings, Shawn Masters, Travis Masters and Nathan McKinlay.
Simmons died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 27, 1924, in Sulphur, Okla., she was a retired grocery cashier.
Survivors include her husband, C.R. Simmons of Newark, a daughter Nancy Bell of Oklahoma City, one brother Ben Jones of Lindsey, Okla.; three sisters: Roena Owens of Lindsey; Pat Stanfil of Oklahoma City, and Joy Crelia, El Dorado, Okla. Also surviving are one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Sinclair, Vestal Marie
Memorial service for Vestal Marie Sinclair, 88, of Wizard Wells, was Monday, Oct. 16, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated assisted by Sinclair’s nephew, Kenny Pierson.
Sinclair died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, in Decatur.
Born June 14, 1912, in Porum, Okla., she was preceded in death by her husband Marshell Sinclair in 1998; two grandchildren, Randy Gordon Stone and Sabrina Hernandez; seven brothers, two sisters and one great granddaughter.
She is survived by two daughters, Billie Marie Horn of Runaway Bay and Dolores Jeanne Jones of Arlington; one brother, Nolan Pierson; six grandchildren, David Horn, Ronnie Horn, Tish Tackel, Cindy Angell, Perri Nolen and Tammara Etheridge and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service for Doug Skinner, 86, of Decatur was to be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Slidell Cemetery. He died Friday, March 24, 2000, in Decatur. Ryan Morrison was to conduct the service.
He was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Era.
Skinner, a longtime Wise County mechanic, owned Skinner’s Garage in Decatur for 35 years. Prior to opening his own garage, Skinner had been a technician at several automobile and farm equipment dealerships in Decatur.
Skinner married Leona Beatrice Cogburn on Feb. 19, 1937, in Love County, Okla.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Leona Beatrice Skinner of Decatur, and sons and daughters-in-law Dwight and Winn Skinner of Denton, David and Terry Skinner of Paradise and son Joey Skinner of Denton and daughter Martha June Skinner of Decatur.
He is also survived by a brother, Joe Skinner of Decatur and four grandchildren Reneau Skinner of New York and Amanda, Allison and Grant Skinner, all of Denton.
Skinner, Johnnie Earl
Funeral service for Johnnie Earl Skinner, 85, of Lake Bridgeport was Monday, July 17, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial followed in West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Joey Vick officiated.
Skinner died July 14, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 13, 1914, in Ryan, Okla., he was a member of the Cuba Road Church. He was a retired milliner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Novilla, and two sons, James and Jerry Skinner.
Survivors include his granddaughters, Raven Umipeg and her husband Roland of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Debra Hockensmith and her husband Ricky of Harrisburg, Ky.; five great-grandchildren, Chad and Aubrie Umipeg and Katie, Nathan and Mason Hockensmith; a daughter-in-law, Jane Skinner of Bridgeport; three brothers, Charlie, Rube and Gilbert Skinner; and two sisters, Laura Cowley and Annie Bailey.
Slagle, William “Bill” Boyd
1918 - 2000
Service for William “Bill” Boyd Slagle, 81, of Bridgeport, was Thursday, Feb. 17, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Roy Faubion officiated. Burial followed at the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Slagle died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 7, 1918, in Springtown, he was a lifetime resident of Bridgeport. He was a retired butcher and owned Finer Food Market of Bridgeport in the 1950s and 60s. He was also the owner of Trailwind Motel in Bridgeport in the 1980s. He married Mary Nell Hunter on Oct. 11, 1941, in Bridgeport. She preceded him in death on July 29, 1991. He was also preceded in death by his son, William Marshall Slagle; a sister, Hattie Coffee and two brothers, Claude and Virgil Slagle.
He is survived by his daughter, Berta Brown Morris and husband Calvin of Sanger; a sister, Marie Kennedy of Bridgeport; a daughter-in-law, Donnie Slagle Floyd of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren, Cindy Staley and husband Danny of Slidell, Brenda Miller and husband Guy of Greenwood, Robert Brown and wife Pebble of Paradise, Jaimie Lanier and husband John of Decatur, Shirley Hoofard of Gainesville, Wayne Brown and wife Sarah of Louisiana and Kim Earwood and husband Kevin of Denton and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gaylord Kennedy, Dawayne Kennedy, Jim Bost, Randy Kleam, Travis Provence, Alfred Brown, William Lee Slagle and Von Lawson.
Sloan, Everett McKnight
Memorial service for Everett McKnight Sloan, 88, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Victory Family Church in Decatur.
Sloan died April 3, 2000, in Decatur.
Born June 10, 1911, in Dallas, Sloan was a retired teacher and member of Victory Family Church. Sloan called Wise County home for 80 years, although his teaching career was in Florida where he retired in 1968. He returned to the Sloan home in Greenwood and became active in the Wise County Historical Society. He served as president and then as treasurer.
Later, he accepted an appointment into the Wise County Historical Commission in 1973. Sloan was also very active in the Decatur AARP Chapter.
Survivors include a brother, Young T. Sloan of Lake Kiowa; and a sister, Dr. Katherine Speegle of Denton.
Sloan, Ida Mae Loomis
1908 - 2000
Graveside service for Ida Mae Loomis Sloan, 91, of Decatur, was Friday, Feb. 25, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Melanie Moore officiated.
Sloan died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in a nursing home.
Born May 8, 1908, in Michigan, she was a bookkeeper.
She is survived by her husband, Everett Sloan of Decatur; her sons, Dan Sloan of Fort Worth and Dean Sloan of Grand Rapids, Mich. and a daughter, Kay Kamp of Fort Worth.
Service for Belva Smith, 77, of Weatherford will be Thursday, Feb. 24 at Grace-First Presbyterian Church in Weatherford at 2 p.m. Dr. Larry Thomas will officiate.
Smith died Feb. 21, 2000 in Weatherford.
Born Sept. 22, 1922 in Fisher County, Smith was the oldest child of Jett and Ova George. She grew up on a ranch in Kent County and lived in Rotan where she graduated from high school. She was married for 56 years to Bill Smith, who died in 1998.
Smith retired in 1986 from General Dynamics in Fort Worth after 32 years of employment. She was a dedicated wife and a devoted mother and grandparent, who enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an excellent dancer and her energetic and industrious life changed drastically early in her retirement because of Alzheimer’s disease. The disease slowly wore away her physical capabilities, but it never defeated her positive attitude and her up-beat personality.
Survivors include her daughter, Lynn Humphrey of Fort Worth; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mac and Janice Smith of Weatherford, Brent and Diana Smith of Weatherford and Brock and Angela Smith of Decatur; nine grandchildren, Laura Johnson, Houston and David Humphrey, all of Fort Worth, Russell Smith of Alta, Utah, Ellen Smith of New York City, N.Y., Susan Smith of Fort Worth, Matthew and Michele Smith of Weatherford and Cody Smith of Decatur; three great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, June and Jack Smith of Chula Vista, Calif. and Evelyn and Marvin Whitmire of Lubbock; a brother and sister-in-law, Flint and Mary George of Flower Mound; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Smith, Dollie L.
Service for Dollie L. Smith, 57, of Boyd was to be Saturday, Oct. 7, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel in Colleyville. Burial was to follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Smith died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in Boyd.
Born April 28, 1943, in Denison, she was employed in the home health industry as a certified nurse assistant. (CNA).
She is survived by her husband, Barry Smith of Boyd; her children, Glenda Carr of Weatherford, Mark Thompson of San Antonio, Terry Thompson and Dale Thompson of Bridgeport, Robert Only of San Antonio, Doug Smith of Duncanville, Paul Smith of Alvarado, and Lori Piekard and John Paul Smith of Grapevine; her brothers, Sonny Briscoe of California, Jack Briscoe of Paris, Lester Briscoe of Grapevine and Noble Freeman of Boyd; grandchildren, Lisa Lester, Cliff Carr and Kenneth Carr of Weatherford, Derrick Thompson and Kathlean Thompson of Ennis, Robert Lee Piekard and Brittney Piekard of Grapevine, Sara Michelle Smith of Alvarado, Lawrence Doug Smith of Duncanville and one great-grandson, Jacob Zachary Carr.
Smith, James Franklin, Jr. ‘PaPa Jim’
Service was held Tuesday, Oct. 24, for James Franklin “PaPa Jim” Smith, Jr., 88, of Chico, in Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. Burial followed in the Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Cox officiated.
Smith died Saturday, Oct. 21, at his home in Chico.
Born June 1, 1912, in Batesville, Ark., Papa Jim was an active member of the Chico community since 1946, member of the Chico Lions Club, Chico Methodist Men’s Association and a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church.
He is survived by two daughters: Gayle Phillips and Kay Richey and husband Norman and by two brothers Harold and John Paul Smith. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Doug Bowyer, Nobie Tucker, Johnnie Richey, Charlie French, Gene Bowyer, Rick Walton, Noel Ruddick and Jerry Self. Members of the Friendship Sunday School Class were honorary pallbearers.
Smith, Rufus, Jr.
Graveside service for Rufus Jr. Smith, 67, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Hughes was to officiate.
Smith died April 3, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 7, 1932, in DeQueen, Ark., Smith was a welder and a Marine veteran.
Survivors include a son, Robert Smith of Lake Worth; two daughters, Cynthia Richardson of Azle and Deborah Brister of Springtown; two brothers, Curtis Smith of Saginaw and James Smith of Fort Worth; four sisters, Mary Ethel Ketcham, Ida D’Anza, Iva Dean Newfeld and Patricia Stevens, all of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Smith, Shane Anthony
Service for Shane Anthony Smith, 19, of Keller was May 17, 2000, in Boyd.
He died May 14, in Newark.
Smith was born Jan. 31. 1981, in Fort Worth. He worked as a warehouse clerk in shipping and receiving/retail.
Survivors include his mother, Connie Cox and her husband, David; his father, Clifford Smith; two brothers, Shawn Tucker and Danny Cox; two sisters, Tanya Derwin and Dee Edmonson; his grandparents, Ken and Patty Smith and William Ballard; three uncles, one aunt, four nephews and one niece.
Smith, William ‘Bill’ David
Service for William “Bill” David Smith, 66, of Bowie, was Aug. 7 at the Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home Chapel in Bowie. The Rev. Michael Laws officiated. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Smith died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, in Bowie.
Born Aug. 6, 1933, in Snow, Okla., to Nettie and Tom Smith, he married Jo Townsend on June 22, 1952, in Carlsbad, N.M. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He entered the U.S. Army in 1954 and served in the Korean War. He was employed by Philco Corp. and assigned as a technical representative to the U.S. Air Force. He worked on the early warning systems in Mt. Laguna, Calif. He transferred to the U.S. Navy in 1962.
He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1988 and moved to Newport News where he worked for the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory. He retired in 1998 and moved to Bowie.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Smith of Bowie; his mother, Nettie J. Smith of Bowie; two sons, David E. Smith of Bellevue, Neb. and William D. Smith of Bridgeport; three daughters, Laurie J. Smith of Bowie, Amy K. Boise of Phoenix, Ariz. and Dianna R. Schmitt of Glen Cove, N.Y.; four sisters, Rosetta Jennings and Penny Baisden of Decatur, Jennie Perkins of Denton and Sandy Rowland of Atoka, Okla.; two brothers, Winston Smith of Winnsboro and Andy Smith of Decatur; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Smith, William Homer, Jr.
Service for William Homer Smith, Jr., 46, of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Don Burkhart was to officiate assisted by Charles Taylor. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be Ronnie Bishop, Steven Warner, Gary Gregg, Dean and DaLane Bible, Byron Gibbons, Gary Fulton and Trent Morrow.
Smith died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Smith.
Born June 30, 1954, in Denton, he married Darenda Bible on Aug. 9, 1983, in Weatherford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Decatur Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Darenda Smith of Decatur; his parents, Lucy and Homer Smith, Sr.; his daughter, Patsy Nicole Smith of Decatur; three sisters, Judy Crider of Liberty, Glenda Ann Pigg of Chico and Sandra Morrow of Bridgeport.
Sollee, Carrell Edward
Service for Carrell Edward Sollee, 71, of Aurora was to be Saturday, June 3, at at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Redfearn was to officiate. Burial was to follow in Aurora Cemetery.
Sollee died on May 31, 2000, in Decatur.
Born December 19, 1928, in Duke, Okla., he was a retired welder for Longhorn Industries in Saginaw. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boyd. He married the late Zelma Sue Brammer on February 12, 1957, in Weatherford.
Survivors include his sons, Joel Sollee of Aurora, David Deaton of Boyd and Paul Deaton of Joshua; daughters, Mary Beth Fennewald of Decatur and Carolyn Sue Pittman of Trophy Club; one brother, Cecil Sollee of Santa Monica, Calif.; one sister, Oleta Chaffin of Phoenix, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Don Mallory, Gary Mosley, Steve Raines, Joe Underwood, Russ Rogers, Warren Carruthers and Bobby Miles.
1908 - 2000
Graveside service for Ruth Sommers, 91, of Henrietta, was to be Wednesday, Mar. 1, at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Memorial service was to be at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish was to officiate.
Sommers died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Henrietta.
Born Mar. 9, 1908, in Phelps, N.Y., she had previously lived in Bridgeport and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. She married Austin C. Sommers on Sept. 2, 1933, in Rochester, N.Y. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was a retired sales clerk and member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
She is survived by a daughter, Jane Forsythe of Henrietta; seven grandchildren, Guy Forsythe, Valerie Forsythe, Von Forsythe, John Forsythe and Billy Forsythe, all of Henrietta; Tina Barnett and Kristina Vidal of Bridgeport; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Guy, Von and John Forsythe, Robert Vidal, Donny Barnett, Billy Forsythe and Kenneth Ogden.
Service for C.D. Souther, 78, of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Revs. Jerry Miller and Jack Gatewood were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Souther died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in Decatur.
Born July 31, 1922, in Cooke County, he married Aszelene Hall in Pottsboro on May 25, 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Aszelene Souther of Decatur; a son, David Souther of Forestburg; two daughters, Patricia Gage of Decatur and Clara Lois Garrett of Decatur; a sister, Mary Hazelwood of Sherman; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Larry and Matt Gage, Danny and Tommy Souther, Mike Garrett and Kenneth Wood.
Spain, Charlene Faye
Service for Charlene Faye Spain, 75, of Decatur, was Friday, June 16, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Miller officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Spain died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 14, 1924, in Decatur, she was a retired loan officer and vice president of Olney Savings & Loan in Decatur. She worked for Decatur Savings & Loan for 37 years. At the time of its merger with Olney Savings in 1982, she was vice president. She had been promoted from treasurer to vice president and treasurer of Decatur Savings & Loan in 1979. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by her niece, Terry Dobson and her husband Eddie of Grapevine and their son Aaron; a nephew, Clif and wife Dianne Mouser and their children, Lidsay, David and Cara all of Waco and a sister, Eula Mae Spain Mouser of Grapevine.
Sparks, Mary Sue
Service for Mary Sue Sparks, 59, of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Jarrell D. Kuykendall officiated. Burial followed at the Chico Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Louis Wolf, Joe Smith, Billy Claunch, Danny Trammell, Benjamin Griffin and Kelly Wilson.
Sparks died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Denton.
Born July 12, 1941, in Dallas, she married Thurman “Sparky” Sparks on March 21, 1979, in Bridgeport.
She is survived by her husband, Thurman Sparks; five sons, William and Lonnie Norris and David, Robert and Junior Sparks; six daughters, Irene Wolf, Annette Wood, Gail Coursey, Loretta Vess, Theressa Yates and Patricia Miller; 30 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Spielman, Hunter Robert
Born Jan. 26, 2000
Graveside service for Hunter Robert Spielman was to be Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Eddie Carder was to officiate.
Born Jan. 26, 2000, in Dallas, Hunter Robert Spielman is survived by his parents, Robert and Laura Spielman of Oak Point; grandparents, Paul Spielman of Plano and Larry and Barbara Davis of Trophy Club; his great-grandparents, Robert and Lucy Spielman of Austin; Shelba Barrow of Big Sandy and Sherman Davis of Hawkins and his great-great grandparents, J.W. and Edith Baird of Big Sandy.
Splawn, Lila Jean
Service for Lila Jean Splawn, 72, of Rhome, was Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Wilson Kirkland officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bob Noble, Gilbert Smith, David Splawn, Jonathan Splawn, George Wright and Jimmy Wright.
Splawn died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Decatur.
Born July 1, 1928, in Ponder, she retired in May 2000 after teaching 30 years in the Northwest School District. Her last position was special education teacher at Seven Hills Elementary. She married Windell Splawn on March 19, 1947, in Rhome.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie and Nell Wright and a sister, Dorothy Harmon.
She is survived by her husband, Windell; two sons, Windell Splawn Jr. and his wife Janice of Decatur and David Splawn and his wife Jodie of Tyler; one brother, Ernest Wright of Bridgeport; one sister, Lynda Smith of Paris; eight grandchildren, Robert, James, David, Jonathan, Leanne, Jared, Elizabeth and Daniel Splawn and three great-grandchildren.
Starnes, Clovis Jay
Service for Clovis Jay Starnes, 78, of Fort Worth, was Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Clyde Spain officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Starnes died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 30, 1922, in Decatur, he married Anita Garrett April 1, 1946, in Weatherford. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Rosen Heights Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Anita of Fort Worth; a son, Shannon Starnes of Fort Worth; a daughter, Cheri Smith of Azle; a brother, Woodrow Starnes of Decatur and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Melton and Danny Neighbors, Brad and Todd McCormick and James Ray and Eddie Ray Garrett.
Starnes, Richard Lawrence
Service for Richard Lawrence Starnes, 52, of Bowie was Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Eastside Baptist Church in Bowie. The Rev. Jamie Reed officiated and burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery.
Starnes died Jan. 29, 2000, in Bowie.
Born May 4, 1947, in Bowie, Starnes was a race horse trainer for many years and was the produce merchandiser for IGA Foodliner in Decatur. He married his wife, Judy, in Bowie in 1974. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard “Ricky” Lawrence Starnes on April 22, 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Judy of Bowie; a daughter, Melissa Harper of Calera, Okla.; a son, Rusty Lawrence Starnes of Bowie; three grandchildren, Ronnie Starnes, Ricki Ann Harper and Shawn Harper; two brothers, Steve Starnes of Callisburg and Michael Starnes of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Carol Gilmore of Millstone, W.V. and Carolyn Darling of Bowie; his father, Edgar Starnes of Bowie; and his grandmother, Mae Fletcher of Bowie.
Staton, Jaunita Faye
Funeral service for Juanita Faye Staton, 79, of Decatur, was Friday, Nov. 3, in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Preskitt Cemetery.
The Rev. Tim Wertz officiated.
She died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in Dallas.
Born Aug. 24, 1921, in Decatur, she was a member of the Cockrell Hill Baptist Church in Dallas and had been a clerk for Preferred Office Supply in Dallas.
Survivors include a sister, Opal Shaw of Decatur, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Stevens, John “Galley”, III
Service for John “Galley” Stevens III, 79, of Bridgeport, was to be Thursday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Bible Baptist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. LeRoy Jackson and the Rev. Bill Higgins were to officiate. Burial was to follow at the West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Stevens died Jan. 24, 2000, in Decatur. He was born March 21, 1920, in Cottondale. Stevens lived in the Bridgeport community his entire life. He was a rancher, farmer and oilfield worker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. He married Judy Bellah Stevens on Sept. 29, 1983, in Bridgeport.
Stevens is survived by his wife, Judy; a son, Steve Stevens of Dallas; two daughters, Debbie Green and her husband Clayton, and Niki Stevens, both of Bridgeport; four grandchildren, Brandon, Jason, Lance and Rodney; and three great-grandchildren, Keagan, Lane and Zane.
Pallbearers were to be Brandon and Jason Stevens, Lance and Rodney Morrow, Bill Powers and Marvin Livengood.
Stevens, Mary Thelma Potter
Graveside service for Mary Thelma Potter Stevens, 75, of Decatur was Friday, June 16 at Fairview Cemetery. Ben Phillips officiated.
Stevens died June 12, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 16, 1924 in Decatur, she worked for LTV aircraft manufacturing. She was a member of the United Auto Workers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Stevens and her brother, James Lee Potter.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Johnson of Sapulpa, Okla.; a daughter, Nonni Marie Johnson; two brothers, Jackie Potter and Marvin Potter, both of Decatur; two sisters, Venita Brown of Decatur and Betty Brooks of Morgan; and 14 nieces and nephews.
Stinnett, Carolyn Sue Funeral service for
Carolyn Sue Stinnett, 52, of Chico was Thesday, July 25 at Hawkins Funeral
Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove #1 in Decatur. The Rev. Gary Sessions
officiated. Stinnett died July 23, 2000, in Chico. Born. March 20, 1948, in
Bridgeport, she was an LVN at Bellmire Nursing Home in Bowie. She attended The
Assembly of God. She married Keith Stinnett on Nov. 21, 1975, in Decatur.
Survivors include her husband; her mother, Beulah Mae Robinson; a son, Jimmy
Keith Stinnett; a daughter, Anita Kay Malone; a brother Leon Walker and four
grandchildren. Pallbearers were Buddy Blalock, John Woodman, Steve Maxfield, Jim
Duncan, Vince Forrester and Jim Bob Hampton. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny
Clark, Billy Brown, Waylon Altman and Joe Don Biggers.
Stockwell, Gerald Earl
A memorial service for Gerald Earl Stockwell, 76, of Boyd was to be Wednesday, April 5 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Rusty Hedges was to officiate.
Stockwell died April 1, 2000, in Decatur.
Born March 27, 1924, in Mendota, Ill., Stockwell married Marilyn Swisher on Sept. 9, 1945, in Marion County, Ind. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army. He lived in Boyd for 20 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Boyd.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Stockwell; a son, Paul Stockwell; two daughters, Collen Magnuson and Vicki North ; three brothers, Gilbart, Roger and Arlynn Stockwell; two sisters, Marjorie Meyers and Cheryl Graf; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Stone, Jimmie Lee
Service for Jimmie Lee Stone, 65, of Decatur, was Friday, April 28, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
Stone died Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at Decatur Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 23, 1934, in Sherman, he was a retired service station attendant. He married Alice Hendricks on Nov. 16, 1977, in Durant, Okla.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Stone, of Decatur; his father-in-law, Virgil L. Hendricks; a son, Dale Stone; a daughter, Ruby Ann Galindo; a brother, Tommy Stone; his sisters, Linda Thompson, Jackie Thompson and Dora Mangrum and six grandchildren, Nico, Gina, Sally, Haley, Faith and Dylan.
Strait, Essie JoAnn
Graveside service for Essie JoAnn Strait, 57, of Paradise, was held Monday, Dec. 18, at the Paradise Cemetery. Rev. Bob Ware officiated.
She died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, in a Dallas hospital.
Pallbearers were Lee Ware, Johnny Garrett, Billy Truesdell, Don McEntire, Charlie Cooper, Jr., and Michael Cooper.
Born March 10, 1943, in Germantown, Ohio, Strait was a homemaker and a member of the Allison Community Church.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Strait; two sons, Donald Strait, Jr., and wife Dawn, David Strait and fiancee Tammy; three daughters, Sandra Cooper and fiancee James, JoAnn Caraway, Zonna VanHorn and husband Mike; five brothers, Walter Hettinger and wife Cilka, Forrest Hettinger and wife Lucy, Jimmy Hettinger and wife Barbara, Charlie Hettinger, Larry Hettinger and wife Ranada. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren.
Stutt, William J. “Jimmy”
Service for William J. “Jimmy” Stutt was Friday, Sept. 29, at the Cates Street Church of Christ in Brideport. Roger Rhodes and Bud Hales officiated. Burial followed at the Paradise Cemetery.
Stutt died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 14, 1921, in Paradise, he married Doris Imogene Dewbre on Nov. 25, 1950, in Bridgeport. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in Normandy and central Europe and earned the European-African-Middle Eastern ribbon with one bronze star and one silver star, the good conduct medal and three overseas bars.
He was a retired aircraft mechanic for Bell Helicopter and Lockheed. He was a member of the Cates Street Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Charles and Elizabeth Ramsdale Stutt and two brothers, Terrell Howard Stutt and Joseph Elvin Stutt.
Pallbearers were Bob Hudson, Nick Hudson, Greg Vandiver, Phil Vandiver, Ricky Stutt, Byron Stutt and Larry Vandiver. Honorary pallbearers were Wilbert Stutt and Foy Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean Stutt; a daughter, Charlie Stutt; a grandson, Eric Stutt; two sisters, Ysleta Hudson and Oleta Vandiver; a sister-in-law, Margie Stutt and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sugg, Hershel Ray
Service for Hershel Ray “Pappaw” Sugg, 74, of Chico was to be Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jason Ewing was to preside with burial in the Chico Cemetery.
Sugg died Jan. 20, 2000, in Chico. He was born March 16, 1925, in Cunningham. Sugg lived in Chico since 1958. He was a night foreman for Lonestar Industries. He retired in 1985, after 21 years. Sugg was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in World War II. He married Wanda Wood Sugg on Jan. 21, 1947, in Cisco.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Sugg enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda; his children, Frankie Sugg and his wife Christine of Springtown, Raye Nell Moss and her husband Mike of Chico, Mayalin Bridges and her husband Butch of Chico, Marsha Teague and her husband, Jerry of Chico, and Jeanene Richardson and her husband Bennie of The Colony; two brothers, Earl Sugg of Ferris and Gary Sugg of Azle; three sisters, Reva Olson of Azle, Helen Schlaepfer of Nashville, Tenn. and Evelyn Cunningham of Morrobay, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, Frank and Kathi Sugg, Scottie and Chris Sugg, Craig and Leanna Moss, Tammy Teague and Shane Swaim, Teresa and Larry Mader, Jr., Trent Teague, Shawna and Cole Hargrove, Derek and Sherry Sugg, Brandon Richardson and Melody Wilde, Casey Richardson and Rusty Bridges; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Frank Sugg, Scottie Sugg, Derek Sugg, Craig Moss, Rusty Bridges, Trent Teague, Brandon Richardson and Casey Richardson.
Sullivan, Jerry Wayne
Graveside service for Jerry Wayne Sullivan, 55, of Springtown was Friday, Feb. 11 at Lindale Cemetery in Bowie. Gary Sessions presided.
Sullivan died Feb. 8, 2000, in Denton.
Born June 7, 1944, in Bowie, Sullivan was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force retiring after 20 years of service. He was a chemicals consultant for Advanced Blending of Kennedale. He was active in the VFW Post 10374. He married Barbara Irene Travis on June 7, 1979, in Jacksonville, Ark.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his parents, J.L. and Edna Sullivan; four sons and two daughters-in-law, James Sullivan, Steven and Elizabeth Sullivan, Richard Sullivan and Danny and Holly Sullivan; a daughter, Evie Sullivan; one brother, Junior Sullivan; four sisters, Betty Shoemaker, Barbara Sherman, Beverly Cripps and Irene Henry; father and mother-in-law, Aubry and Liz Travis; and four grandchildren, Shayne, Mikayla, Justice and Ariel.
Pallbearers were James Sullivan, Steven Sullivan, Richard Sullivan, Danny Sullivan, Michael Stembridge and Paul Shoemaker.
Sutherlin, Ona Mae
Graveside service for Ona Mae Sutherlin, 89, of Decatur, was Monday, May 1, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial cemetery. The Rev. Rusty Hedges officiated.
Sutherlin died Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 21, 1910, in Corsicana, she worked in retail sales.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Lane of Decatur; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Sutton, Clara Scaff Lasater
Service for Clara Scaff Lasater Sutton was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 1 in Decatur. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Sutton died Feb. 1, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 25, 1930, in Coryell County, Sutton was a cafeteria worker with the Kennedale school district and a member of the Landmark Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Lasater.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard G. Sutton of Fort Worth; two sons, Gary Lasater of Decatur and Buddie Lasater of Stephenville; three step-children, Leonard Gene Sutton of Megargel, Phillip Sutton of Fort Worth and Barbara Pringle of Fort Worth; two brothers, Leroy Scaff of Pilot Point and Edward Scaff of Brownwood; a sister, Alvina Cox of Temple; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Swallow, Betty Jane
Memorial service for Betty Jane Swallow, 58, of Decatur will be held at a later date in Pomona, Kansas. Swallow died July 22, 2000, in Denton.Born April 26, 1942, in Pomona, she worked at Wal-Mart in Decatur. She married Donald Joe Swallow on Feb. 23, 1963 in Topeka, Kansas.Survivors include her husband, Donald Joe Swallow; her parents, Floyd and Grace Gates of Berryton, Kansas; a son, Bryan Wayne Swallow of Clinton Township, Mich., a daughter, Deanna Lynn Estenson of Topeka, Kansas; a sister, Doris Jean Swallow of Topeka and three grandchildren.
Swallow, Donald Joe
Donald Joe Swallow, 55, of Decatur, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Topeka, Kan.
Swallow was cremated and a memorial service will be held in Pomona, Kan., at a later date.
He was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Pomona and had been a resident of Decatur since 1996. He was a universal network analyst for Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad.
Survivors inlcude a daughter, Deanna Lynn Estenson of Topeka; a son, Bryan Wayne Swallow of Frisco; three grandchildren; a brother, Larry Lee Swallow of Topeka; and parents Albert and Mary Swallow of Pomona.
Swift, Daisy Mae
Service for Daisy Mae Swift, 75, of Bellevue will be Thursday, Sept. 18, at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Chapel in Bowie. Rev. Tom Dobbs will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Swift died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, in Bellevue.
Born January 1, 1925, in Decatur, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bellevue. She was formerly a seamstress at Haggar Slacks and Bowie Manufacturing Company until her retirement in 1967. She was a member of the Bowie Chapter Number 16 Order of Eastern Star. She married L.D. Swift on July 21, 1944, in Denton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Rosa Mae Mann, and a sister, Juanita Ruth Banks.
She is survived by her husband, L.D. Swift of Bellevue; two sons, James M. Swift of Bellevue and Samuel Dennis Swift of Cushman, Ark.; five brothers, C.T. Mann and Ernest R. Mann, both of Arlington, Robert J. Mann, Jr. of Haltom City, Jackie Mann of Mineral Wells and Billy Joe Mann of Decatur; one sister, Vernia Lou Meador of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Dennis Swift of Bellevue, Tamela Jo Swift, Kevin Swift and Jeremy Swift, all of Cushman, Travis Swift, Ashley Swift and Toshie Swift, all of Batesville, Ark.; one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Service for L.D. Swift, 78, of Bellevue, will be held Monday, Dec. 18, in the Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Chapel in Bowie. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Rev. Tom Dobbs will officiate.
Swift died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, in a Bowie hospital.
Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Bellevue, he was a longtime resident of Iowa Park and returned to Bellevue six years ago. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Burlington Northern Railroad, a member of the First Baptist Church in Bellevue, Bowie Masonic Lodge #578 A.F. & A.M. and the Bowie Eastern Star Chapter #16.
Survivors include two sons, James M. Swift of Bellevue and Samuel Dennis Swift of Cushman, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Swift of Bellevue, Tamela Jo, Kevin, Jeremy, Travis, Ashley and Toshie Swift, all of Batesville, Ark.; one great-granddaughter, one brother, Johnny Swift of Odessa; five sisters, Evelyn Alexander and Marchetta Bivins of Bowie, Iola Taylor of Oakland, Calif., Irene Scott of Rendon and Carletta Walden of Pflugerville and a number of nieces and nephews.
Tackel, Aubrey D.
Funeral service for Aubrey D. Tackel, 93, of Bridgeport was to be July 15, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Burial was to follow in West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Irish was to officiate.
Tackel died July 13, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 5, 1906, in Bridgeport, he was a lifetime resident of the Bridgeport community. He was a longtime butcher for Kaker Bros. Grocery. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport where he was a former steward and trustee. He was a sexton of West Bridgeport Cemetery. He married Opal Johnston on June 7, 1927, in Decatur. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years; a son, John D. Tackel and his wife Erma of Garland; a daughter, Carnelia Blalock and her husband Buddy of Bridgeport; six grandchildren, Lisa, Steven, Erick, Patti, Jeff and Brad; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Erick Blalock, Jeff Blalock, Brad Tackel, Steven Tackel, Matt Alexander and Chance Luna. Alternate pallbearer was to be Brandon Tackel.
Tackett, Alice Jo
Service for Alice Jo Tackett, 68, of Springtown was Monday, Feb. 28 at the Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Burial followed at the Boyd Cemetery and the Rev. Thural Reid officiated.
Tackett died Feb. 25, 2000, in Garland.
Born June 20, 1931, in Memphis, Texas, Tackett was the widow of Jack Tackett and was a retired seamstress. Tackett was a resident of Springtown for 12 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; three grandchildren; two brothers, Archie Eugene and Jessie Loper; and a sister, Martie Lee Loper.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Tackett of Cottondale and John Tackett of Springtown; three daughters, Mary Tio of Cedar Hill, Wanda Brandenburgh of Pickton and Shirley Safford of Springtown; three sisters, Hazel Maddux of Decatur, Agnes Tatum of Jacksboro and Velme Forman of Hot Springs, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Rocky Tackett, Tommy Maddux, Steve Tackett, Rocky Loper, Mike Tackett and Jessie Loper. Honorary pallbearers were Coy Tackett and Kenneth McCauley.
Taubert, Ann Marie
Memorial service for Ann Marie Taubert, 52, of Rhome, will be Sunday, July 9, at 5 p.m. at Faith Temple Church in Rhome.
Funeral was Friday, July 7, at the Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel in Fort Worth. Windell Splawn officiated.
Taubert died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at her home in Rhome.
Born Aug. 2, 1947, she lived the past six years in Rhome where she was involved in missionary and volunteer work. She was a member of Faith Temple Church in Rhome.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Penelope S. Nolte.
She is survived by her father, Clarence W. Nolte, Sr. of Waco; her daughters, Penelope Ann Jackson and husband Bryan of Charlotte, N.C., Kristen Taubert Cooper and husband Scott of Lufkin and Julie Lee Taubert of Lufkin; two brothers, Clarence W. Nolte, Jr. and wife Rebecca of Austin and Charles M. Nolte of Bowie; a sister, Karen E. Gaskamp and husband Paul of Waco and several nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) or Community Hospice of Texas.
Taylor, Mary Lee
Service for Mary Lee Taylor, 66, of Decatur was Tuesday, April 25 at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. D. Ray Taylor officiated and burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Taylor died April 22, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 22, 1933, in Bowie, Taylor was married to Delbert J. Taylor on Aug. 20, 1950, in Texarkana. She was a retired purchasing agent for a communications company.
Survivors include her husband, Delbert, of Decatur; two daughters, Theresa Stephens and Kim Taylor, both of Decatur; a brother, James William Brown of Fort Worth; and a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Fee of Temple.
Taylor, Opal Onita
Service for Opal Onita Taylor, 80, of Chico was to be Saturday, March 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Roger Rhoades was to officiate and burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery in Chico.
Taylor died March 7, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 8, 1920, in Green Elm, Taylor was a lifetime resident of Chico and a retired seamstress. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Dean.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn “Buster” and Kathy Taylor of Chico; a daughter and son-in-law, Cherlyn and her husband Ron Armstrong of Runaway Bay; two sisters, Nettie Lou Atterbury of Norman, Okla. and Joann Russell of Bella Vista, Ark.; three granddaughters, Malissa Seay, Jennifer Wilson and Amy Morgan; three great-grandchildren, Trey and Katelyn Seay and Caroline Wilson; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers were to be Dr. Jay Seay, Charles Wilson, Darry Morgan, Charles Grill, Bud Davidson and Ron Armstrong.
Teddlie, Maurice Allen ‘Teddy’, Jr.
Service for Maurice Allen “Teddy” Teddlie Jr., 57, of Bridgeport will be Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Veterans Cemetery. The Rev. Larry McShan will officiate.
Teddlie died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 23, 1942, in Cleburne, he owned a boot repair shop in Bridgeport. He also served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the Cates St. Church of Christ and the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his parents, Lowla Scrutchins of Watauga and Maurice Teddlie Sr. of Fort Worth; one son, Joshua Teddlie of Chico; two daughters, Paula Viggers of Oklahoma and Crystal Silsbey of Killeen; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Rosa; one niece and three nephews.
Teran, Alvaro Delgado
Service for Alvaro Delgado Teran, 32, of Decatur, was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Manuel Uriostegui was to officiate, assisted by Juan Jimenez. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Teran died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 22, 1968, in Las Esperazas, Coahuila in Mexico, he was an electrician at Imperial Fabrication Company. He married Olga Luna in Mexico on May 23, 1987. He was a Jehovah’s Witness.
He is survived by his wife, Olga Teran of Decatur; his father and stepmother, Alvaro and Maria Teran of Decatur; his mother, Griselda Zuniga of Slidell; a daughter, Ruth Teran of Decatur; a son, Christopher Teran of Decatur; six brothers, Isaac Teran of Alvord, Jeffe and Alonzo Teran of Mexico, Noel and Joe Zuniga of Iowa and Johnny Zuniga of Decatur; five sisters, Myrna Fraga and Anna Teran of Decatur, Mayra Zuniga of Denton, Rosa Chesser of Florida and Marlyn Zuniga of Slidell and grandparents, Manuel Delgado of Decatur, Maximiana Teran of Mexico and Angela Duenez of Mexico.
Pallbearers were to be Johhny Zuniga, Isaac Teran, Alvaro Teran, Sr., Saul Martinez, Manuel Uriostegui and Raul Chavarria.
Graveside service for Opal Terrell, 85, of Carrollton, will be Sunday, May 28, at 1 p.m. at the Curry family cemetery near Greenwood. Dr. Van Gardner will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, May 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
Terrell died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Carrollton.
Born Nov. 29, 1914, in Big Spring, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Tommie and wife Margie Terrell of Carrollton and John and wife Caroline Terrell of San Angelo; two daughters, Ann and husband Dan Wilder of Palmer and Dee Curry of Greenwood; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Thomas, Ann Kerr
Graveside service for Ann Kerr Thomas, formerly of Alvord, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 at Sunset Cemetery. The Rev. Loyd Morris was to officiate.
Thomas died Monday, May 22, 2000, in Bossier City, La.
Born Oct. 27, 1906, in Montague County, Thomas was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, J.N. Kerr, Jr. of Bowie and Glenn E. Kerr of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Oneta Youngblood of Haughton, La.; a brother, William S. Cottrell of Eunice, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Thompson, Lester Lee
Graveside service for Lester Lee Thompson, 22, of Sunset, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Thompson died Saturday, July 2, 2000, in Decatur.
Born March 31, 1978, in Coos Bay, Ore., Thompson was an electrician.
Survivors include his adoptive parents, Buddy and Nancy Edwards of Sunset, two brothers, Allen Thompson of Arizona and Joe Thompson of Oregon, four sisters, Missy Thompson of New Jersey, Amanda Thompson of Lewisville, Rachael Edwards of Arlington and Libby Thompson of Gainesville.
Pallbearers were Buddy Edwards, Rocky Edwards, Dallas Edwards, Wesley Edwards, William Buckley and Jeremy Henchman.
Thompson, Zena Leveta
Funeral service for Zena Leveta Thompson, 77, of Decatur was Thursday, July 6 at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Rusty Hedges officiated.
Thompson died July 4, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 7, 1922, in Crowley, she was a retired clerk for Farmers Home Administration and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Warren Thompson; and brother, Fred Maples.
Survivors include one son, Warren Thompson of Houston; and sister, Helen Bullington of Lugoff, SC.
Pallbearers were Richard Eden, Phillip Brooks, Bill Fernihough, James Maples, Joey Greene and Roy Young.
Thorn, Roy Elbert
Service for Roy Elbert Thorn, Sr., 65, of Boyd was to be Saturday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Scott Moore was to preside. Graveside service was to be at 3 p.m. in the Woodsmen of the World Cemetery in Seymour.
Thorn died on March 1, 2000, in Denton.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1934, in Seymour, to Johnny and Cynthia Elam Thorn.
Thorn lived in Boyd for 24 years. He operated Wild Fire Salvage. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Amber Thorn.
Thorn is survived by two sons, Roy E. Thorn Jr. and Randy L. Thorn; three stepsons, Jimmy, Kenneth and Charlie Grimsley; five daughters, Rhonda Leatherwood, Ranee Schwandt, Rhonda Ragan, Robbie Moss and Reggie VanOrsow; three brothers, J.D., Wesley and Jerry Thorn; a sister, Janelle Sturgeon; 35 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Brandon Alls, Poose Alls, Ernie Wilson, Aaron Leatherwood, Phillip Urango and Brian Dowell.
A memorial service for Rusty Thorn, 35, of Boyd was Saturday, June 17, at Christian-Hawkins Chapel in Boyd. Scott Moore officiated.
Thorn died June 15, 2000, in Boyd.
Born Nov. 17, 1964, in Seymour, he married D.J. Stacy Thorn on Aug. 17, 1985, in Dallas County. He was a carpenter with M&M Construction and a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy E. Thorn Sr. and a niece, Amber Michele Thorn.
Survivors include his wife, D.J. Thorn; his mother, Reva Grubbs and step father, Tommy Grubbs; a son, Rusty Mark Thorn; three daughters, Brandi, Tiffany and Lindsey Thorn; three sisters, Robbie, Ranee and Reggie; two half sisters, Rhonda Leatherwood and Rhenda Regan; a half-brother, Randy Thorn; and four nephews and two nieces.
Thornton, Randy Duane
Service for Randy Duane Thornton, 44, of Bridgeport was to be Thursday, May 18, at the First Baptist Church in Boyd. Rev. Sonny Smith was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Sweetwater Cemetery in Decatur.
Thornton died Monday, May 15, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 5, 1955, in Bridgeport, he was a welder for Trinity Metal Building Construction.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Dorothy and Billy Gray of Newark; his step-son, Dusty Jackson of Whitney; his daughters, Tory Thornton of Reno, Nev., Angel Penny of Newark and Brittany Thornton of Whitney; his brother, Ricky Thornton of Decatur; his sisters, Gay Stockard of Newark and Christene Sloas of Newark; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Blake Stockard, Jaret Holmes, Danny Sloas, Jerry Borski, Mark Lambert and Jason Sloas. Honorary pallbearer was to be Ricky Thornton.
Tibbs, Nellie Grace
Graveside service for Nellie Grace Tibbs, 85, of Decatur was Saturday, Oct. 14, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Rev. Larry Satterlee officiated.
Tibbs died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000.
Born Nov. 16, 1914, in Blocker, she was a homemaker and a member of Groceville Baptist Church in Cut-and-Shoot.
She is survived by a daughter, Elinor Bess Anderson of Fort Worth; a sister, Lena Mildred Walker of Huntsville; three grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
Tigert, Lloyd Travis
Service for Lloyd Travis Tigert, 69, was to be Saturday, July 8, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Lee Roy Jackson was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Tigert died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Born Nov. 16, 1930, in New Boston, he married the late Cleo Jean McGar on Sept. 19, 1953, in Lovington, N.M. She preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 1997.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Tigert and Clifford Tigert and two sisters, Mellie Thompson and Helen May Lloyd.
He is survived by a son, Bobby Clenn Tigert of Fort Worth; two daughters, Connie Jean Wilson and Donna Raine Howard, both of Decatur; a brother, Bill Tigert of Decatur; two sisters, Juanita Fulchum and Margaret Jackson, both of Mesquite; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Toler, Alice Loraine Conger
Memorial service for Alice Loraine Conger Toler, 98, of Fort Worth will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She was the mother of Loraine Burton of Decatur.
Graveside service was scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio.
Mrs. Toler was born in McGregor, January 13, 1902. She was raised in Bay City and moved with her parents, Judge and Mrs. J. W. Conger to San Antonio in 1918. Her husband of 57 years, Ernest Carl Toler, died in 1982. She had lived in a retirement home in Fort Worth for several years.
Mrs. Toler and her husband were active for many years in Manor Baptist Church and she was a longtime employee of the San Antonio Independent School District.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Loraine and Charles Burton of Decatur and Martha and Frank Williams of Arlington. Grand children include Chris Burton of Decatur and Wade Burton of San Salvador, El Salvador; Lindsey Williams Chalkey Roan of New Braunfels and Hollyn Williams of Denton as well as two great grand children Evaleen and Thomas Chalkey of New Braunfels as well as 4 nieces and nephews in law.
Memorial gifts may be sent to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 302 Decatur, Texas 76234; Manor Baptist Church, 201 Meredith Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78201 or the Tri Delta Foundation, P.O. Box 5987, Arlington, TX 76005
Troup, Henry, Jr.
Service for Henry Troup, Jr., 68, of Chickasha, Okla., was Saturday, Dec. 23, at the Ninnekah First Baptist Church. Rev. Alvin McConnell officiated. Burial followed in the Ninnekah Cemetery.
Troup died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, in Chickasha.
Born Dec. 17, 1931, in Purcell, Okla., to Henry Troup, Sr. and Minnie (Roles) Troup, he married Nadean Collier on Feb. 9, 1952, in Chickasha. He was a self- employed trucker who worked in the Wise County area for several years. He served three years in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Nadean; two daughters, Carol Sue Getman of Ninnekah, Okla. and Minnie Darlene Troup of Chickasha; one son, James Duane Troup of Chickasha; one sister, Floretta Neff of Chickasha; five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were LeRoy Mayhugh, Randy Getman, John Hopkins, Allen Christian, Danny Turner and Billy Wilkerson.
Trowbridge, Karen Sue Catlett
Graveside service for Karen Sue Catlett Trowbridge, 61, of Fort Worth, was Friday, Oct. 20, in the Crowell Cemetery.
Born June 23, 1939, in North Platt, Neb., she moved to Texas in 1976. She was a member of St. John the Apostle Church.
Survivors include sons Stanley and family Gail, Lacie and Garrett Trowbridge of Saraland, Ala.; Kenneth Trowbridge and “Sherlock” of Fort Worth; James and family, Sissy, Michael, Chris, Heather and Tina Trowbridge of Barco, N.C.; Ricky Trowbridge of Saraland; daughter and family Elizabeth, Hily and Heidi Trowbridge of Mobile, Ala.; and Teressa and Haley Trowbridge of Fort Worth.
Funeral service for Wilson Tunnell, 90, of Fort Worth was Friday, June 14 at the Greenwood Chapel. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Tunnell died July 11, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born June 30, 1910, in Ben Wheeler, he was a member of River Oaks United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife of 50 years, R. Lucile Tunnell; daughters, Lou Ann Thompson and husband Dale of Boyd and Janna Rhoads and husband Steve of Fort Worth; a son, Randy Tunnell of Garland; grandchildren, Neil Thompson and wife Amy, Wesley Thompson, Lisa Tunnell, Amy Tunnell Gonzalez and husband Ricardo, Jacob Rhoads and Bryce Rhoads; sisters, Jennie Sportsman, Dorothy Seay and Lillie Ann Marshall; and brother, Russell Tunnell.
Turk, Vera Luoise
Service for Vera Louise Turk, 74, of Azle is Thursday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at White's Funeral Home Chapel in Azle. Burial will follow in Azleland Cemetery.
Turk died June 11, 2000, in Weatherford.
Born Jan. 15, 1926, in Merkel, she was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband Calvin of Azle; a son, Curtis Turk of Azle; two daughters, Betty Louise of Missouri and Kay LeVere of Abilene; her mother, Annie Frizzell of Graham; a brother, Bob Frizzell of Hobbs, N.M.; a sister, Ann Rose of Graham; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Service for Bobbie Turner, 72, of Fort Worth, was Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Riverside Christian Church in Fort Worth. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery.
She died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Born June 22, 1928, in Cleburne, she was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star, a caretaker for the disabled and a cook for many years in Boyd restaurants. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Turner and a son Robert Dwayne Turner.
Survivors include a son, Rickey Turner of Saginaw and a daughter, Betty Wehrmeister of Raymondville; grandchildren, Machelle Shigley, Christy Turner and Danielle Turner and great-granddaughter Nicole Shigley.
Memorials may be made to the Riverside Christian Church.
Usry, Donald W.
1913 - 2000
A private Masonic graveside service for Donald W. Usry, 87, of Decatur, was Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Venus Cemetery near Midlothian.
Usry died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 26, 1913, in West, he was retired from LTV and was married to Ruth Rogers who preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Neal Usry and Maj. Donald James Usry.
He is survived by a sister, Margaret Williamson, six grandchildren and
Van Zandt, Lowell Morris
1912 - 2000
Lowell Morris Van Zandt, 87, of Runaway Bay, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Born April 27, 1912, in Maypearl, he was a retired electrical engineer for the state of California and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University and married Evelyn Bivens July 11, 1942, in Charleston, S.C.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Van Zandt of Runaway Bay; his son, Ronald Van Zandt of Scotsdale, Ariz. and a daughter, Lowelle Sheldon of Bedford.
No service is scheduled.
Venable, Robert ‘Bob’
Service for Robert Venable, 83, of Holdenville Okla., was May 15, at the Assembly of God Church with internment following at the Holdenville Cemetery.
Venable died May 12, 2000, in Holdenville.
He was born Jan. 30, 1917, in Arkansas. He worked for Citgo for 36 years.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years Bonnie; a son, Jerry Venable; two daughters, Bobbie Harrison of Alvord and Wilma Glover; a brother, J. C. Venable; five sisters, Mary Cain, Becky Norman, Doris Davis, Eunice January and Roberta Hensley; five grandchildren and six great-grandchidren.
Verner, Danny Nolan
Graveside service for Danny Nolan Verner, 58, of Bridgeport was Monday, May 1 at Thomas Cemetery in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gary Demmitt officiated.
Verner died April 28, 2000, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 15, 1942, in Chico, Verner married Trula Williams on July 16, 1976. He was a self-employed carpenter for Cortez Construction of Bridgeport.
Survivors include his wife, Trula Verner; four daughters and sons-in-law, Christa and Mark Pitcock, Teresa and Mike Hoselton, Michelle and David Johnson and Melissa and Monty Fitzgerald; a brother, Carol Wayne Verner; four sisters, Donna Thompson, Sharon Redding, Vikki Flusche and Lori Clark; and seven grandchildren, Amanda, David, Megan, Brandon, Ashley, Makenzie and Makayla.
Service for Jodie Verner, 67, of Decatur was Feb. 11 at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jason Ewing presided. Burial followed in the Old Town Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Verner died on Feb. 9, 2000, in Denton. She was born on Feb. 25, 1932, in Clarksville. She was a longtime cashier/waitress at K-Bob’s restaurant in Decatur. Verner was married to the late Cecil Verner and was a Baptist.
Verner is survived by three sons, Eddie Anderson of Lake Bridgeport and Terry and David Anderson of Decatur; two daughters, Carolyn Barnes of Chico and Andrey Bates of Greenwood; a sister, Melba Gates of Henderson; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Vess, J.A. ‘Whitey’
Graveside service for J.A. “Whitey” Vess, 74, of Boyd was Tuesday, May 23, at Boyd Cemetery. Doyle Slimp presided.
Vess died May 21, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born May 29, 1925, in Boyd, Vess was a lifetime resident of Boyd and a farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove #2 Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, in 1992 and a child, Betty Winder.
Survivors include nine sons, James, Darryl, Dean, Jerry, Royce, Ronald and Gordon Vess, and Don and Robert Walker; a daughter, Laverne Minton; three sisters, Ethel Duke, Helen Baker and Dorothy McDaniel; 33 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were James, Jerry, Darryl, Royce, Dean, Ronald and Gordon Vess.
Vining, Anna Leona Banks
Service for Anna Leona Banks Vining, 97, of Newark was Tuesday, April 4 at the Lucas Memorial Chapel in Hurst. Burial followed at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.
Vining died March 31, 2000.
Born Dec. 9, 1902, in Alto, Vining was married to Charles M. Vining in 1925. They moved to Dallas and she was a homemaker and a caregiver. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Gerald Vining, and an infant son, and grandson, Victor M. Vining, six brothers, three sisters and 13 nephews and nieces. She was a Methodist.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Alice and Jerry Robinson of Newark and Ima Jean Vining of Newark; eight grandchildren, Jerry Anne Wallin, Joe Lee Vining, Jerry M. Vining, Patricia Powell, Susan Tolbert, Richard “Dick” Robinson, Allison Vining and Matt Vining; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight nieces.
Von Reitnauer, Triestina Magdalena
1940 - 2000
Graveside service for Triestina Magdalena Von Reitnauer, 59, of Fort Worth, was to be Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora. The Rev. Troy McKinney was to officiate.
Reitnauer died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 21, 1940, in Tries, Italy, she worked in security for the Federal Aviation Administration.
She is survived by her son, Raffaele Reitnauer of Rhome and two grandchildren, Triestina and Ashley Reitnauer, both of Rhome.
Waldrop, Stella Mae
Service for Stella Mae Waldrop, 82 of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Hurst officiating. Burial was to follow in Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be Chris Fry, Mikel Roberts, Sonny Pewitt, Clyde Odell, Mike Floyd and Harold Norris.
Waldrop died Feb. 5, 2000 in Fort Worth.
She was born Jan. 2, 1918, in Wise County. She was married to Hubert Waldrop, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Abundant Life Worship.
Survivors include a son, Billy Ottis Waldrop; two daughters, Janie L. Burk and Ann Lee Fry; a brother, Bill Simpson; a sister, Clayton Simpson; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Walker, Don Franklin
Funeral service for Don Franklin Walker, 55, of Decatur was to be Wednesday July 26 at 11 am. in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Graveside service was to be at Springer Cemetery at 2 p.m. in Springer, Okla. Dr. Van Gardner was to officiate. Walker died July 24, 2000, in Decatur. Born Dec. 14, 1944 in Springer, he was a truck driver for Wise County. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Walker of Decatur and Kevin Walker of Bowie; two daughters, Kristi Walker of Chico and Kim Walker of Bridgeport; six brothers, Olen Walker of Sulphur, Okla., Charles Walker of Holdenville, Okla., Odell Walker, Harold Walker, Leland. Walker and Gary Walker, all of Springer; and grandchildren, Stetson Walker and Mayhala Andrew, both of Decatur, Dawn Walker of Forestburg, K’Anna Walker of Graford and Keisha Bartoo of Chico.
Walker, Edward Eugene
Memorial services will be held at a later date for Edward Eugene Walker, 58, of Decatur.
Walker died Oct. 8, 2000, in Decatur. He was born Nov. 1, 1941 in Vanoff, Okla.
He served as a clerk for MVP Fuels in Decatur. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Jerry C. Owen Jr., of Decatur; a daughter and son-in law, Teri and Ronnie Smith of Bridgeport; three grandchildren; and one brother and two sisters.
Ward, Ester Mae Avery
Service for Ester Mae Avery Ward, 85, longtime resident of Rendon, was Monday, Nov. 13, at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel in Kennedale. She died Thursday, Nov 9, 2000.
Born June 23, 1915, in Thornton, she was a full-time mother and grandmother. She enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing and cooking as well as gardening.
Survivors include a son, D.K. Ward of Rendon, daughters Sandra Sue Gates and husband Bill of Mountain Grove, Mo. and Dianna Rae Hilscher and husband David of Paradise; daughter-in-law, Linda Sue Ward, of Rendon; sister, Tennie Chaney, of Belton; brother-in-law Marvin “Toad” James of Blum; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House.
Ward, Jimmy Dow
Service for Jimmy Dow Ward, 62, of Chico, was Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Revs. Jack McNeil and Joe Lambert officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Ward died Jan. 23, 2000, in Chico. He was born April 28, 1937, in Bridgeport. He was a carpenter and a lifetime resident of Chico. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father, Quanah Ward, two brothers, Harold and Ray Ward, and a granddaughter, Melissa Robinson.
He is survived by his mother, Essie Grisham of Chico, a son, Eddie Ward and his wife Lisa of Chico; two daughters, Missy York and her husband Steve and Dianna Williams and her husband Steve, all of Chico; and seven grandchildren, Tamara, Dakota, Drew, Derek, Lauren, Hunter and Ali.
Internment for Dr. H. Patrick Warren, 84, of Lewisville will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Fort Worth. Date and time are pending.
Warren died June 30, 2000, in Lewisville.
Born August 9, 1915, in McAlister, Okla., he attended public schools in Fort Worth and Texas A& M University and Southern Methodist University. Survivors include his wife, Dr. Maxine Young Warren; a daughter and son-in law, Scottie Ann and Edward Nelson of Argyle; and a brother, Alex Warren of Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence at Lewisville Residential Home Care Inc., 2204 Peachtree Lane, Lewisville, Texas 75067.
Watkins, Adam Jason
Memorial service for Adam Jason Watkins, 16, of Paradise was to be Thursday, July 20, at 2 p.m. at the Paradise High School. The Rev. Charles Pugh was to officiate.
Watkins died July 14, 2000, in Wise County.
Born July 17, 1983, in Irving, he had lived in Paradise since 1985. He was going to be a junior at Paradise High School. He worked at Braum’s Dairy Store in Decatur and participated in the Paradise High School band. He was a member of Cottondale Baptist Church. He planned to be a computer graphic artist and video game developer. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Alline Russell.
Survivors include his parents, Billy and Sharon Watkins; a sister, Amanda Watkins; grandparents, George and Ella Mae Russell, Billy and Eva Watkins and Pauline and Jim Trammell; great-grandmother, Lillie Mae Ashbrook; godparents, Kalani and Carolyn Seibold; and three aunts and an uncle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Boyd branch of the First National Bank of Bridgeport.
1913 - 2000
Ernest Watson, 86, of Decatur, retired president of Decatur Savings and Loan Association, died Sunday.
Funeral was Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Rev. Rusty Hedges conducted the funeral.
When Watson went to work for Decatur Savings and Loan Association in 1951, it had assets of less than $1 million. When the association merged with Olney Savings in 1982, assets were more than $59 million. While Watson was president, Decatur Savings opened branch offices in Bridgeport and Boyd. After the merger, Watson continued to serve on the board of directors of Olney Savings.
He was a World War II veteran, a past president of the Decatur Lions Club and a 50 year member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge and other Masonic organizations, including Moslah Temple Shrine. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Pallbearers were Scott Black, Charles Long, Tim Rieger, Jim DeRoches, Joe Murphy and Donnie Parker.
Watson was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia Rieger Watson. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Shirley Watson of Decatur and a sister, Gladys Morton, also of Decatur. He is also survived by three grandsons, Dr. Jerry Watson II of South Carolina, Barry Watson of Fort Worth and Byron Watson of Decatur.
The family requests memorials, if desired, to Decatur Community Hospital, the American Heart Association or the Shrine Hospital.
Webb, Dorothy Ann
Graveside service for Dorothy Ann Webb, 57, of Decatur, was Tuesday, June 20, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1. Darrell Acker officiated.
Webb died June 17, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 2, 1942, in Decatur, she was a member of the Church of Christ. She married Lloyd Wayne Webb Sr. on Feb. 14, 1962, in Decatur.
Survivors include her husband; her mother and father, Vernon and Geneva Freeman of Azle; two sons, William Webb of Sanger and Wayne Webb of Rhome; a daughter, Susan Webb of Cleburne; three brothers, David Freeman of Fort Worth, George Freeman of Garland, and Hal Freeman of Azle; and seven grandchildren.
Webb, Mellie Lavenia
Service was Tuesday for Mellie Lavenia Webb, 92, of Decatur.
She died May 28, 2000, in Decatur.
She was born Aug. 7, 1907 in Truby. She married the late D.M. Webb Sept. 2, 1929, in Lawton, Okla. She was a retired caregiver at Decatur Convalescent Center.
Survivors include one brother, Lester Thomas of Walters, Okla.; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ron Hess, Carl Low, Ron Choate, Pat Collins, Ron Corbell and Coy O’Neal.
Weideman, Nellie Clyde Reece
1901 - 2000
Graveside service for Nellie Clyde Reece Weideman, 98, of Alvord, was Monday, Jan. 10, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Rusty Hedges officiated.
Weideman died Jan. 7, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 8, 1901, in Mena, Ark., she married Clarence Alfred Weideman, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur and a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Nanci Lee and husband Ray Nellis of Alvord; three grandchildren, Stacey Earley of Houston, Liza Banks of Austin and Erin Nellis of Parker, Colo. and three great-grandchildren.
Weinheimer, Monica Mary
Service for Monica Mary Weinheimer, 84, of Groom was Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Groom. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery. She died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in Amarillo.
Mrs. Weinheimer was born May 15, 1916, in Fredericksburg and had been a Groom resident since 1935.
Survivors include six daughters, Carol Madison and husband Bill of Everett, Wash.; Janice Cooper and husband Bill of Austin; Cheryl Garigan of Independence, Kan.; Monica Roden and husband Joey of Pampa; Martha Samples and husband Johnny of Dalhart; Diana Vandergriff and husband Lonnie of Chico; two sons, Jerome Weinheimer and wife Inez of Groom and Eugene Weinheimer, Jr., of Columbia, Mo.; 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
West, Esther Ruth
Graveside service for Esther Ruth West, 86, of Bridgeport was to be Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in the West Bridgeport Cemetery.
West died on March 29, 2000, in Decatur.
She was born on July 12, 1913, in Muskogee, Okla.
West was a homemaker and a long-time resident of Bridgeport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert West.
She has no survivors in the immediate family.
Service for Howard Wharton, 87, of Bridgeport was to be Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish was to officiate and burial was to follow at the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Wharton died March 15, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 20, 1912, in Anadarko, Okla., Wharton lived in Bridgeport since 1947. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Wharton Dairy, which he owned and operated. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport and married Blanche Stack Wharton on Dec. 30, 1931, in Hollis, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Blanche Wharton; two daughters, Suzanne Whitson and Linda Jones and her husband Greg; a brother, Murle Wharton; a sister, Nona Moore; four grandchildren, Connie, Debra, Tammy and Doug; and three great-grandchildren, Josh, Bryan and Lauren.
Pallbearers were to be Donald Wharton, Ronnie Pewitt, C.T. Pitts, Curt Williamson, Bob Manning and Bryan Wayne. Honorary pallbearers were to be William McDaniel and Jerry Stinnett.
Whatley, Marie Hanna
Service was Friday, Sept. 1, for Marie Hanna Whatley, 51, of Decatur.
Whatley died Aug. 29, 2000, at her home.
She was born Jan. 11, 1949, in Reserve, La. She was a parole officer in Denton County and was a Catholic.
She is survived by two sons, Zach and Michael Whatley of Decatur; two daughters, Lauren and Hanna Whatley of Decatur; and three sisters, Robin Trighe of Savannah, Ga., Roseanne Ebner of Rossman, N.C. and Linda Sipos of LaPlaz, La.
Whatley, Melvina “Bine”
Service for Melvina “Bine” Whatley, 89, of Chico, was Jan. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Mike Medus presided. Burial followed at Cumby Cemetery near Chico.
Whatley died on Jan. 1, 2000, in Decatur. She was born on Aug. 30, 1910, in Chico to Charley and Gertrude Roach. She was a housewife and a member of the Carter Lake Baptist Church. She married Walker Whatley on Feb. 23, 1929. He preceded her in death in 1990. Two sons also preceded her in death, Ray and C.J. Watley, as well as two sisters and three brothers.
Whatley is survived by three sons, Bob, Leland and Jerry Whatley; five daughters, Anita Long and husband Bill, Nell Walker, Dot Whatley, Jackye Whatley, Shirley Cary and her husband Danny; three sisters, Ellen Schank, Edna Van Cleave and Opal Leming; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Exie Whatley; and extended family member, Benny Hill.
Pallbearers were Jimmy, Kevin and James Walker, Chandler, Rob, Kenny and Stephen Whatley.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Walker Jr., Brent Walker, Michael and Jeff Tyler, Louise Pritchett and Joshua Johnson.
Service for Wayne Whetsell, 78, of Park Springs was Aug. 25 at Crafton Baptist Church. The Revs. Kenneth Wood and Ronald M. Wilkins officiated. Burial followed at Cumby Acres Cemetery.
Whetsell died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, in Dallas.
Born Feb. 15, 1922, in Park Springs, he served in the United States Coast Guard. He married Betty Lou Dyer on Dec. 23, 1945, in Sunset. He owned the Chico Peanut Dryer from 1967-1985. He was a former Sunday school director and served on the Chico School Board for 12 years. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Lou Whetsell; two sons, Ferrell Whetsell and wife Darlene and Gaylan Whetsell and wife Beverly; two daughters, Beverly Wilkins and husband Ron and Janet Terrell and husband Mitch; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jesse Wilkins, Clay Whetsell, Brian Terrell, Doyle Seigler, Royce Terrell, Gary Studebaker and Bobby Tucknies.
White, Annie Mae
1913 - 2000
Service for Annie Mae White, 86 of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Hedges officiating.
Burial will take place in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Coker Funeral Home.
White died Monday, Feb. 14 in Fort Worth.
She was born July 20, 1913 in Wise County. She married Lory D. White Sept. 2, 1939 in Decatur. He preceded her in death in August 1995.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, David of Denton; and three grandchildren including Andrea Biering and Nathan and David White, all of Denton.
Service for J.A. White, 87, of Boyd, was Monday, April 17, at the Boyd Church of Christ. Steve Weeks officiated. Burial followed at the Boyd Cemetery.
White died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his home in Boyd.
Born March 4, 1913, in Odell, he had resided in Boyd since 1937. He was a longtime owner of White’s Supermarkets in Boyd until his retirement. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He married Pauline Wilson on Sept. 2, 1936, in Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Charles Christopher Cooper and Henry Perkins Cooper III.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline White; his son, Ronnie White; his daughter, Paula White; two sisters, Laura Musick and Virginia Hayes; two grandchildren, Forrest and Nicole; three great-grandchildren, Chris, Alexander and Olivia and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Alvin Bassham, Jackie L. Read, Robert White, Alvin Baker, Jr., Ronnie Harvey, Gary Munn and Jimmy Wilson.
White, Robert Warren
Services for Robert Warren White, Sr., 84, of Paradise have not been scheduled.
White died May 2, 2000, in Paradise.
Born April 13, 1916, in Springville, Pa., White married Lillian Sepovich on Aug. 9, 1941 in Justin, Pa. They were married 58 years. He was a retired repairman for National Cash Register.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian White; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert White, Jr. and Pamela; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lorraine and David Everhart, Lois Anne White and Lilly and Jonathan Harshman; two brothers, David White and Warren White; a sister, Nettie O’Connor; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren
White, Virgil Delmer
1930 - 2000
Graveside service for Virgil Delmer White, 70, of Decatur, will be Saturday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
White died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 15, 1930, in Neosho, Mo., he was a carpenter in the construction industry. He married Martha Jean Junell Dec. 20, 1958, in Kaufman.
He is survived by his wife, Martha, of Decatur; daughters, Sharon Curry of England and Deborah White of Decatur; brother Don White of Mesquite and five grandchildren.
Whitehead, Jacqueline E.
Graveside service was March 17 at Aurora Cemetery for Jacqueline E. Whitehead, 74, of Rhome.
She died March 14, 2000, in Fort Worth.
She was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Fort Worth. She was an apartment manager and served on the Rhome City Council for four years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Linda Minze.
Survivors include her husband, James C. Whitehead; a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Sondra Wacasey of Rhome; six grandchildren, Richie Wacasey, Lee Wacasey, Brian Wacasey, Christopher Wacasey, Mark Minze and Vicki Minze; and seven great-grandchildren.
Whittington, Edna ‘Menga’
Graveside service for Edna “Menga” Whittington, 81, of Newark was Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Boyd Cemetery.
Whittington died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, in Azle.
Born Dec. 2, 1918, in Paris, she was a retired homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Whitt Whittington, a daughter, Tommie Ruth Whittington, brothers Marlin Knotts and R.A. Knotts and sisters Ina Hopkins and Antha Walters.
She is survived by two daughters, Gayle and husband Don Melton and Wendy and husband Keith Cromer, all of Newark; a son, Russell Whittington and wife Diane of Newark; a brother, Lloyd Knotts of Kenndale; sisters, Effie Hendrix of Benbrook, Bennie Schomburg of Benbrook, Anna Ritchey of Azle, Dimple Wellborn of Quinlan; grandchildren, Richard Applewhite of Decatur, Billy Don Applewhite of Burleson, Tommy Applewhite of Lubbock, Chris Cromer and Steve Cromer of Newark, Tory McNeely of Azle; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wilhite, Anna Marie
Service for Anna Marie Wilhite, 79, of Jackson, Miss., was held Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Jackson.
She was born Nov. 23, 1921, in Decatur and married Windle Fred Wilhite in 1940. He preceded her in death in May, 1993. She had lived in Brandon, Miss., for many years. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Brandon.
Survivors include one son, Ronald Burton Wilhite and wife Paula Ann of Saint Joe, La.; one daughter, Beverly Ann Quick and husband Charles of Collins, Miss. and four grandchildren.
Wilhite, Travis Palmer
Service for Travis P. Wilhite, 83, of Austin was held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Austin.
Wilhite was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Greenwood and married Bobbie Sue Hopson in 1938. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Austin.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter Suzanne Tillman of Plano; three sons Travis Michael and Phillip Eugene of Austin and Robert of Houston; one brother Charles Wilhite of Decatur; two sisters Lois Coursey of Fort Worth and Frances Benson of Cleburne and seven grandchildren.
Williams, Don James
Service for Don James Williams, 94, of Decatur will be Monday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller will preside. Burial will follow at the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora.
Williams died on April 20, 2000, in Decatur.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1905, in Orange.
He spent 38 years in Houston and retired in 1970 from the Houston Power and Light Co. He moved to Dallas in 1973 and then to Decatur in 1977.
Williams was a fifth-generation native Texan. He was a descendant of Stephen Williams, a soldier in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Texas Revolution.
His wife, Verna Bradford Williams preceded him in death in 1994.
Williams is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Henry J. and Betty F. Williams of San Antonio; two grandchildren, Bruce and Charles and his wife Sherri Williams of Decatur; three nieces and their families, Pat Rhine, Donna and Loyd Jackson and Betty Rhodes, all of Decatur; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Williams, Joe Anthony
Graveside service for Joe Anthony Williams, 40, of Boyd was Thursday, June 1, at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Williams died May 30, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 1, 1959, in Fort Worth, he was a retired machinist for General Dynamics/Lockheed. He was a lifelong area resident and was formerly associated with Union Local #776 I.A.M.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ruth Williams of Missouri; parents, Roy W. and Mary M. Williams of Boyd; a son, Michael Anthony Williams of Missouri; a daughter, Tiffany Marie Williams of Azle; and many aunts, uncles and extended family.
Williams, Thomas Alton
Funeral for Thomas Alton Williams, 85, of Hamilton was Tuesday, August 8 at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton. Burial followed in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Williams died August 6, 2000, in Hamilton.
Born May 12, 1915, in the Pleasant Valley Community of Hamilton County, he was a rancher and weigher, weighing livestock for a number of commission companies in Central Texas for many years. He married Wiladean Harris on December 13, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Cora Rhodes Williams; four sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wiladean Williams of Hamilton; two sons, Brent Williams of Decatur and Burt Williams of Spearman; a daughter, Glenda Williams Lang of DeSoto; six grandchildren, Lynette Babcock, Kevin Williams, Amber Lang, Braxton Lang, Jessica Williams and Brennan Williams; and one great-grandchild, Katilyn Babcock.
Willis, Roy E., Sr.
1929 - 2000
Service for Roy E. Willis Sr., 70, of Boyd was to be Friday, Jan. 28, at the Christian-Hawkins Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Bill May was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the Boyd Cemetery.
Willis died Jan. 25, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born July 2, 1929, in West Bridgewater, Mass., Willis moved to Texas in July 1998 and was employed as a mechanic for Lucini Motors 39 years. He married Viola Lapthorn on Aug. 31, 1949, in Seabrook, N.H.
He is survived by his wife, Viola J. Willis of Boyd; his sons, Roy E. and wife Pamela Willis of Easton, Mass. and Steven A. and wife Clare Willis of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Karen Rego of Boyd; a brother, Albert Willis; his sisters, Gladys Willis, Ruth Smart, Dorothy Reed and Bertha and eight grandchildren, Tracey, Jackson, Shannon, Casey, Thomas, Cary, James and Catherine.
Pallbearers were Ray Willis, Jr., Dee Vandergriff, Curtis Mal, Steven Willis, Chris Brennan and Billy Couch.
Wilson, Alexander G.
Graveside service for Alexander G. Wilson, 18, a resident of Bridgeport Care Center, was Friday, March 31, in the East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Irish presided.
Wilson died on March 18, 2000, in Decatur. He was born on April 8, 1981, in San Antonio.
He was a former student in the Azle Public Schools.
Wilson is survived by no immediate family members.
Wilson, Calvin L., Sr.
1907 - 2000
Service for Calvin L. Wilson Sr. of Springtown will be Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Fundamental Baptist Church of Springtown at 10:50 a.m. Graveside service will be Monday, Jan. 31, at the Boyd Cemetery in Boyd at 2 p.m.
Wilson died Jan. 25, 2000, in Azle.
Born Dec. 4, 1907, in Boyd, Wilson was a resident of Springtown for the last 16 years. He owned his own service station in Rhome for 36 years and was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church in Springtown. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Edward Wilson in 1940.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Lee Wilson of Springtown; a son, C.L. Wilson, Jr. of Boyd; a daughter and son-in-law, LaVonda and Walter McPherson of Saint Jo; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill A. and Jeanine Wilson of Springtown; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, J.T. Wilson of Alabama; and three sisters, Alma Lee Munn of Boyd, Tommie June Jones of Fort Worth and Charlene Carrie of Fort Worth.
Wilson, Charles H.
Service for Charles H. Wilson, 78, of Azle, was Monday, Aug. 21, at the Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Jim Edwards officiated. Burial followed at Quanah Memorial Cemetery in Hardeman County.
Pallbearers were John Wilson, Paul Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Zachariah Wilson, Scott Allen Swan and David Wilson.
Wilson died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at his home.
Born Aug. 15, 1922, in Quanah, he married Sue Tole on April 28, 1981, in Richardson. He was a retired custom harvester and farmer. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the First Baptist Church in San Juan and a member of the Elks Club.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Wilson, and two brothers, Elvin and Harold Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Wilson; three sons, Stephen and wife Barbara Wilson, John Wilson and Paul and wife Rhonda Wilson; three daughters, Catherine and husband Thomley Wilson, Clara and husband Austin Hill, Lee and husband George Leverett Sr.; four brothers, James, Kenneth, Robert and Don Wilson; a sister, Lois Reynolds; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Wilson, Doss R.
Memorial service for Doss R. Wilson, 71, of Kansas City, Mo. was to be Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Central United Methodist Church in Kansas City.
Wilson died Sept. 26, 2000, at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Born in Chico, he was a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop #24, an honorary warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, a member of the Central Camp Fire and an active member of the Central United Methodist Church of Kansas City.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; three sons, Paul Wilson of Alexandria, Va., Mark Wilson and wife Kathy of Kansas City; and David Wilson of Kansas City; one granddaughter, Khloe Wilson of Kansas City; and one brother, Charles Wilson of Corpus Christi.
Winters, Roper Wayne
Funeral service for Roper Wayne Winters, 8 months, of Bridgeport was Friday, June 30 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Wizard Wells Cemetery. Joe Outlaw officiated.
Winters died June 27, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 24, 1999, in Denton, he was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Buddy Bean and Sonny Winters.
Survivors include his parents, Rodney and Sheena Bean Winters; grandparents, Darlene Bean and Carol and Harvey McCoy; a sister, Kalli Winters; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Artie Ford and Alan Anson.
Wise, Herman Morris
Service for Herman Morris Wise, 81, of Arlington, formerly of Boyd will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Wise died May 26, 2000, in Fort Worth.
He was born March 24, 1919, and graduated from Boyd High School in 1936. He served in World War II in the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion and was honored with a Bronze Star upon his discharge.
A retired floor covering worker, he was a member of Arlington Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Avis Brice of Fort Worth; one brother, Mac Wise of Seguin; three sisters, Frankie Ketchum and her husband Frank of Seguin; Jo Reininger of San Antonio and Edith Benson of Boise, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the building fund of Arlington Presbyterian Church.
Wolfe, James Lelon
Service for James Lelon Wolfe, 41, of Bridgeport, was to be Wednesday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Dr. Bill Dye was to officiate and burial was to follow at Thomas Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Wolfe died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 29, 1959, in Hobbs, N.M., he was a resident of Bridgeport the past 3 1/2 years. He worked as the executive vice-president of Emergency Fire Protection Systems in Fort Worth and was a member of the Texas Fire Sprinkler Association.
He is survived by his wife, Carroll Renee Wolfe; parents, Lelon and Bonnie Wolfe and Jim and Eva Read; a son, James Carroll “Dude” Wolfe; a daughter, Jonna Renee Wolfe; five brothers, Waylon, Joe and Grady Wolfe and Randle and David Read; three sisters, Cynthia Carl, Cheryl Smith and Christa Walenciak; grandmother, Marie Kneeland and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Charles Akerman, Scott Colburn, Bill Carmickle, Chris Piercy, Jeff Obitz, Gary Massie, John Hickman, Jim Tidwell, Herb Taylor and Danny Elliott.
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established at First State Bank in Bridgeport.
Wolff, James R. “Jimmy”
Service for James R. “Jimmy” Wolff, 73, of Bridgeport was Thursday, Dec. 28, at Balsora Baptist Church. Burial was at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Revs. Hubert Ray and Joe Motsenbocker officiated.
Wolff died Dec. 25, 2000, in Denton.
Born July 23, 1927, in Bridgeport, he was a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers veteran of the Korean Conflict, a retired lease operator for Mitchell Energy, a member of the Sons of the Confederacy and a deacon of the Balsora Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lavon; two daughters, Cindy Wolff and Laquetta Turner and husband Stan of Sanger; a brother, Paul Wolff; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jimmy and Agnes Long; and three grandchildren, Stan, Jr., Jackie and Thomas. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Orville Stone, Kenneth Peel, Carroll Franklin, Jimmy Riley, Dale Baker, Paul Seagraves, Richard Mitchum and B.D. Workman.
Woolaver, Inez Ellene
Funeral service for Inez Ellene Woolaver, 77, of Bridgeport will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial will be at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker will officiate.
Woolaver died August 7, 2000, in Decatur.
Born December 3, 1922, in Bridgeport, she married Ray Woolaver on November 13, 1970, in Montague County. She was a devoted and loving housewife and a Baptist. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Hudson, one brother and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Woolaver; two sons, Dannie Holt and Ronnie Holt and wife Ann; four grandchildren, Sherri, Morgan, Megan and Nathan; and one great grandchild, Teven.
The family was to receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Wayne East, Jim Gill, Bobby Waters, Pat Waters, Jack Chilton and Paul Carpenter.
Service for J.V. Woolaver, 73, of Abilene was Saturday, at Calvary Baptist Church in Abilene with the Rev. Wayne Oglesby and Jerry Poteet officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene.
Woolaver died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Abilene.
Born March 9, 1927, in Decatur, Woolaver was raised and attended schools in Wise County. He lived in Cisco, Albany, Breckenridge, Abilene and San Antonio, returning to Abilene in 1977. He was self-employed in the well servicing business and later worked for the Texas Railroad Commission in the Oil and Gas Division until he retired in 1981.
Woolaver and his wife, Marie Weir Woolaver, whom he married in Fort Worth on Dec. 7, 1946, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996. Woolaver was an active member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Woolaver in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Marie, of Abilene; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Bill Adling of Lubbock and Donna and Jim Leech of Albany; three brothers, Calvin and Bill Woolaver, both of Decatur and Ray Woolaver of Bridgeport; a sister, Maye Lefler of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Adling, Dustin Whittaker Adling, James Cody Leech, Kimberly Dee Leech and Brittany Hull.
Pallbearers were Dennis Cotten, L.J. Nelms, Bob Johnson, Gil Leonard, Lowell Fine, J. Lee Pruett, Claude Burton and Ewing Nelson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Contingency Fund, 1165 Minter Lane, Abilene, TX 79603 or West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605.
Wright, Kaitlyn Amber
2000 - 2000
Services for Kaitlyn Amber Wright, one-week-old, of Boyd were to be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd and graveside at 1 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery Babyland in Fort Worth. The Rev. Walter Gaddy was to officiate in Fort Worth.
Wright died Jan. 12, 2000, in Watauga.
She was born Jan. 4, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Survivors include her father and mother, Jonathan Wright and Cherie Shields; her twin sister, Hailey Wright; her grandparents, Keith and Chris Shields and Medy and Danny Wright; her great-grandparents, Joe and Naomi Shields, Betty Reese and Betty Wright; her great-great-grandmother, Evelyn Coursen; her uncle, Jeromy Wright; and several great-aunts and uncles and other relatives.
York, Robert P.
Service for Robert P. York, 43, of Olney was held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney. Burial was in Restland Cemetery. Rev. Robert Holingsworth officiated.
York died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, in Wichita Falls.
Born October 19, 1957, in Gary, Ind., he served in the U.S. Marines, was an oilfield worker and auto mechanic and member of the Penecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Christine of Olney; one son, Robert Prudy York II of Plano; two daughters, Hailee York of Plano and Georgia York of Olney; two step-sons, Jaster Winn of Bridgeport and Kevin Hubbard of Alvord; one step daughter, Beth Hubbard of Alvord, mother and step-father, Thelma and Edward Van Hemert of Olney; two brothers, Ricky York of Dallas, Sandy Dale York of Olney; one sister, Sheree Corley of Olney and one step-grandchild.
Youngblood, Derrell Gene
Funeral service for Derrell Gene Youngblood, 47, of St. Charles, Mo. was to be Saturday, July 1, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to follow in Aurora Cemetery. Neil Cardwell was to officiate.
Youngblood died June 28, 2000, in St. Charles, Mo.
Born July 6, 1952, in Stigler, Okla., he was an engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Janice, of St. Charles; his mother, Betty Youngblood of Newark; a daughter, Tracy Plumlee of Garland; two brothers, Ricky Youngblood of Newark and David Youngblood of Sachse; a sister, Susie Lucas of Fort Worth; and 3 grandchildren.
1921 - 2000
Funeral mass for Jozefa Ziomek, 78, of Bridgeport was Feb. 5, at St. John's Catholic Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gonzolo Morales presided. Burial followed in the Mexican Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Ziomek died on Feb. 2, 2000, in Bridgeport. She was born on March 27, 1921, in Ruda Rozaniecka, Poland. She was a homemaker who came to the United States from Poland in 1984. She was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jan Ziomek; her mother, Agnieszka Stankiewicz; and four brothers.
She is survived by a son, Jan Ziomek of Poland; four daughters, Helena Beavers of Bridgeport and Janina Zaborniak, Maria Farion and Zofia Hec, all of Poland; a sister, Ann Driscill of Lindsay, Okla.; and 11 grandchildren Ð Agnieszka, Kasia, Krzysio, John, Tomek, Marta, Ania, Ela, Pawet, Grzesio and Piotrus.
Pallbearers were E. C. Beavers, Tommy Beavers, Krzysio Beavers, John Beavers, Rusty Moore and Joe Stransky.