Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2001
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Hagg, George A. ‘Buck’, Jr.
1923-2001
Service for George A. “Buck” Hagg, Jr., 77, of Decatur was to be Saturday, April 14, at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Hagg died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 29, 1923, in River Oaks, he was a resident of Decatur since 1986. He was an electrician and a member of the local IBEW No. 116 for 59 years.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ruth Osborn in 1996.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Louise “Cookie” Hagg; a son, George A. “Andy” Hagg III of Decatur; a daughter, Deborah Morris of Arlington; four grandchildren, J. and John Morris, both of Arlington, Rebekah Potter and Ryan Osborn, both of Decatur; a son-in-law, Randy Osborn of Decatur; a great-grandson, Jacob Potter of Decatur; a sister Betty Bogart of Saratoga, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Hailey, Lou Esta
1903-2001
Service for Lou Esta Hailey, 98, of Chico was to be Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Charles Wallace was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Hailey died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born March 25, 1903, in Chico, Hailey was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernis Hailey, her stepson Garvin Hailey and two stepgranddaughters.
She is survived by two nephews, Leonard and Harold Denney; two stepsons, Donald Hailey and wife Dixie and Lucian Hailey and wife Nell; a stepdaughter, Wanda Pas-chall; 10 stepgrandchildren, 13 stepgreat grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, October 4, 2001

Hale, John Michael
1982-2001
Service for John Michael Hale, 19, of Chico was Monday, Dec. 3, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. The Rev. Basil Zebrun officiated.
Hale died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Chico.
Born July 12, 1982, in Fairbanks, Alaska he was a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School where he was a member of the football team for three years. He was a member of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America in high school and won medals in state competitions. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was employed at USA Quickphone in Alvord. He was a lifelong member of the Orthodox Church in America and attended St. Barbara’s Orthodox Church in Fort Worth.
Survivors include his father, Gary Wayne Hale of Chico; mother, Sherrie Pitts Hale of Burleson; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Hale of Waxahachie; grandmother, Wrenn Pitts of Burleson; aunts, Dorothy Atherton of Newark, Carolyn Edwards of Crowley and many cousins.
Wise County Messenger, December 6, 2001

Hamner, Michael Leroy
1940-2001
Graveside service for Michael Leroy Hammer, 60, of Bridgeport was Friday, April 13, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Matthew Hamner officiated.
Pallbearers were Wendell Bunn, Billy Taylor, William Renner, Danny Pemberton, Don Copeland and Eddie Piercy.
Hamner died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his home.
Born Oct. 13, 1940, in Edinburg, Ind. he was a truck driver and had lived in Wise County the past 17 years.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Hamner.
He is survived by two sons, Mitch Hamner and wife Alicia of Bridgeport and Casey Hamner and wife Donna of Decatur; three brothers, Marvin Hamner of Plano, David Hamner of Howe and Donald Hamner of Chico; a sister, Judith Hamner of Sylmar, Calif.; six grandchildren, Justine, Madeline, Christian, Macie, Tony and Shaela and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hancock, Kenneth Eugene
1921-2001
Private graveside service for Kenneth Eugene Hancock, 80, of Slidell was Monday, Dec. 3, at Rosston Cemetery.
Hancock died on Dec. 2, 2001, in Denton.
Born on May 12, 1921, he was a retired car salesman.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Hancock; two sons, Phil Hancock and his wife Bonnie and Mark Hancock and his wife Jeanie, all of Lewisville; one daughter, Jo Ann Rimpau and husband Jim of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Juanita Dyer of Dallas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, December 6, 2001

Hanna, Jason Wayne
1976-2001
Service for Jason Wayne Hanna, 25, of Anna was Friday, Nov. 2, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Sanger. He was the step-grandson of Wallace and Pearl Clayton of Slidell.
Hanna died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in Anna.
Born Feb. 5, 1976, he was a truck mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Heather Hanna of Anna; his father and stepmother, Larry and Sherry Hanna of Farmersville; three brothers, John Hanna of Denton, Stephen Hanna of the U.S. Marine Corps and Larry Hanna Jr. of Anna; three sisters, Sandy Claytor, Mary Meeks and Rachel Guyton of Farmersville; grandparents, Eric and Joan Zapt of Princeton, N.J. and step grandparents, Wallace and Pearl Clayton of Slidell.
Wise County Messenger, Nov.4, 2001

Harclerode, Joe Leslie
1936-2001
Service for Joe Leslie Harclerode, 65, formerly of Chico, was to be Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Craig Cox was to officiate.
Harclerode died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in Newcastle.
Born March 27, 1936, in Putnam, Okla., he was a retired truck driver.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse and Shelby Keller; three sisters, Maxine Bryan, Dixie Jackson and Aileen Allen.
He is survived by two sons, Louis Harclerode and wife Tangie and Joe Alan Harclerode and wife Hollie; one daughter, Missy McComack and husband Garry; three brothers, David, Warren and Jack Keller; two sisters, Norma Lou and Mary P. O’Dell and six grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 13, 2001

Harlow, Mattie Lou ‘Bryan’
1933-2001
Service for Mattie Lou “Bryan” Harlow, 67, of Mabank was to be Wednesday, April 11, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Bill Woolaver was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Harlow died Sunday, April 8, 2001, in Tyler.
Born July 4, 1933, in Tira, she was a line worker for Maxim Medical. She had been married to the late Otto Z. Harlow and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by three sons, Ron Cheek of Palestine and Jerry and William Cheek, both of Pottsboro; a daughter, Stephanie Biven of Tyler; two brothers, John Bryan of Idabell, Okla. and Wayne T. Bryan of Bloomfield N.M.; two sisters, Dorothy Whittington of Arlington and Ruth Woolaver of Decatur and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be John Bryan, Jr., Ben Brown, Aubry Bryan, Wyatt Cheek, Ed Whittington and Wayne East.

 

Harrell, M.E. ‘Speedy’
1931-2001
Service for Marion Eugene “Speedy” Harrell, 69, of Newark will be Thursday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Joe Woodell was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Harrell died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 18, 1931, in Cocoa, Fla., Harrell was a municipal judge at Pelican Bay and a retired road construction contractor. He married Claudette Henson on Dec. 6, 1967. He was a member of the Tarrant Masonic Lodge No. 942. and Mosiah Temple Shrine. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict.
He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Hall, and three brothers, Emmitt, Claude and Fred.
He is survived by his wife, Claudette Harrell of Newark; seven children, Roy Harrell and his wife Denise of Cocoa, Fla., Mary Harrell and her husband Ken Ness of Divide, Colo., Linda Pederson of Lake Dallas, Susan Cook and her husband Dusty of Keller, Katy Brackeen and her husband Johnny of Newark, Julie Woddell and her husband Joe of Fort Worth and Chana Massey and her husband Curtis of Newark; his grandchildren, Roy Harrell, Jr., Jessica Harrell, Thomas Senn, Andy Jackson, Sierra Harrell, Kurtis Ness, Sheila Ness, John Lewis Harrell, Kenny Pederson, Brandon Wywias, Cody Hall Miller, Ashley Hall, Travis Scott Cook, Alison Brackeen, Shannon Brackeen, Samuel Wooddell, Micah Ethan Wooddell and Austin Massey; great-grandson, Garrett Eugene Byrd; brother, Leland “Big Speedy” Harrell of Cocoa, Fla., and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Wise County Messenger, October 4, 2001

Harris, Herman William
1923-2001
Graveside service for Herman William Harris, 77, of Weatherford was March 26, 2001, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Weatherford.
Harris died at his home March 23, 2001.
He was born April 2, 1923, near Waxahachie to John and Effie Mae Harris. He lived in the Paradise area for several years. He was a carpenter, cattleman, and employee of Bell Helicopter. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorita Mae (Toni) Hunter, and a great-grandson, Michael Brent Hunter.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Lee “Pete” Harris; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lois Jean and Joseph Lee, Herma Joyce and Robert Bruton, and Marilyn Jane and Jerry Newsome; a son-in-law, Mike Hunter; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lee and Bobby Fulks; 11 grandchildren, Tammy Cottrell, Travis Rippetoe, Sgt. Wayne Bruton, Tony Bruton, Tracy Bruton, Jerry Newsome Jr,. Pfc. Greg Newsome, Amy Williams, Don Hunter, Scott Hunter and Neil Hunter and 13 great-grandchildren.

Hart, Janie Ruth Montgomery
1913-2001
Graveside service for Janie Ruth Montgomery Hart, 87, of Decatur was Monday, Jan. 22, at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Miller officiated.
Hart died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born July 26, 1913, in Greenwood, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Greenwood. She was preceded in death by two husbands, C.C. “Dusty” Montgomery and Tom Hart.
She is survived by a son, Charles K. Montgomery; a daughter, Loujane Morrison of Henrietta; a sister, Beth Rhodes of North Richland Hills; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Harvey, Fred Eugene
1916-2001
Service for Fred Eugene Harvey, 85, of Sanger was Friday, Feb. 16 at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. The Rev. Jimmy Odom officiated. Burial followed at Bolivar Cemetery.
Harvey died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 in Denton.
Born Jan. 1, 1916 in Bolivar, he was retired from the aircraft industry.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Harvey of Sanger; a son, Don Harvey of Sanger; a daughter, Carol Shrum of Greenwood; a sister, Lorene Barnett of Burleson and four grandchildren.

Hays, Ruth
1920-2001
Service for Ruth Hays, 81, of Decatur was to be Wednesday, July 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Rusty Hedges was to officiate. Burial was to be Thursday, July 19, at Newkirk Cemetery in Newkirk, Okla.
Hays died Monday, July 16, 2001, in Decatur.
Born June 9, 1920, in Kildare, Okla., she was a homemaker. She married the late Jack Hays on July 5, 1942, in Ponca City, Okla. She was a Methodist.
She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Lee Nichols.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanie Nichols of Alto, N.M.; a great granddaughter, Cristi Nowles and a great-grandson, Austin Lee Rodgers.
Pallbearers were to be Bob Watson, Jim Archer, Tom Kemp, Mike Noles, Val Dunning and Kenny Scallions.
Wise County Messenger, July 19, 2001

Heard, Thomas David
1955-2001
Graveside service for Thomas David Heard, 46, of Springtown was Monday, Dec. 10, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Louis Horton officiated.
Heard died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, in Springtown.
Born July 15, 1955, in Odessa, he was a former employee of Howes Cafe in Springtown.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Francis Fairchild Heard.
He is survived by his father, Edward J. Heard of Midland; a son, Jason Heard of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Amanda Silvey of Decatur; a brother, Jack Heard of Bryan; a sister, Anita Ruth of Midland and two grandchildren, Susan Silvey of Decatur and Kali Heard of Denver.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 13, 2001

Hedden, Glenda June
1944-2001
Service for Glenda June Hedden, 56, a former resident of Decatur, was to be Monday, April 9, at Peace Lutheran Church. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
Hedden died Thursday, April 5, 2001.
Born June 21, 1944, in Decatur, she was preceded in death by three sisters and her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, William Hedden, Jr. of Arlington; a son, William Hedden III and wife Leslie of North Richland Hills; a daughter, Kim Hedden Russell and husband Curtis of North Richland Hills; a sister, Clarice Behrends of Fort Worth and two grandchildren, Taylor White and Skyler Hedden.
The family requests that memorials be made to Community Hospice of Texas in Fort Worth.

Heinsen, Mable E.
1919-2001
Service for Mable E. Heinsen, 82, of Decatur was to be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. at White’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was to follow at Cottondale Cemetery.
Heinsen died on Dec. 19, 2001, in Decatur.
Born on May 14, 1919, in Clarksville to Elsa R. Neagle and Mary Heard Neagle she was a member of Grace Baptist Chruch.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Earle; sons, Curtis Heinsen and wife Brenda of Azle, David Heinsen and wife Vylanta of Burleson and Dwayne Heinsen of Cottondale; grandchildren, Donald Heinsen, Kenneth Heinsen, Angie Seals, Michale Heinsen, Candice Heinsen, Krissy Guess, Curtis Heinsen, Jennifer Heinsen, Danny Milligan and Benny Milligan; a brother, Stan Neagle of Lubbock; a sister, Nadine Madera; four great-grandchildren and numerous neices and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 23, 2001

Henderson, Claude Wayne
1931-2001
Graveside service for Claude Wayne Henderson, 70, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Bridgeport, was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Henderson died Monday, June 25, 2001, in Tucson.
Born March 11, 1931, in White Deer, he was a retired owner/operator of an excavating company. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Wanda Henderson; two sons, Carl W. Henderson and his wife Melva of Bridgeport and Chet B. Henderson; three daughters, Holly Henderson, Angela Henderson and Amy Henderson; a brother, Layne Boring and eight grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, July 1, 2001

Hernandez, Santos
1931-2001
Service for Santos Hernandez, 69, of Bridgeport was Monday, Sept. 24, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gonzolo Morales officiated. Burial followed in Boyd Cemetery.
Hernandez died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 23, 1931, in Durango, Mexico, Hernandez was a retired dairyman. He married Ancelma Hernandez on Feb. 15, 1951, in Mexico.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Segura and a son, Sabino Hernandez.
He is survived by his wife, Ancelma Hernandez; a son, Vicente Hernandez and wife Evangelina; two daughters, Carmen Rodriguez and husband Jose, Virginia Carrillo and husband Roberto; one sister, Maria Ayala; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 27, 2001

Hesteande, Lawrence Tomas
1932-2001
Service for Lawrence Tomas Hesteande, 69, of Slidell was Monday, Sept. 24, at Slidell Baptist Church. The Revs. David Bradshaw and Eric Spano officiated. Burial followed at Slidell Cemetery.
Hesteande died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, in Slidell.
Born June 4, 1932, in Slidell, Hesteande retired as a machinist from Tetra Pac of Denton. He was a member of the Slidell Baptist Church. He married Barbara Anderson on Aug. 11, 1973, in Denton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hesteande and two sisters, Mildred Iona Boyd and Opal Bell Hesteande.
He is survived by six daughters, Amy Ree Adams and Jill Ann Richards of Slidell, Cathy Lynn Sides of Chico, Ruth Elice Swanson of Whitesboro, Penny Jo Shurbet and Brenda Faye Shurbet of Bowie; two sons, John Douglas Hesteande of Slidell and Russell Dean Hesteande of Lake Worth; two sisters, Viola Loyd Blackburn and Ruby Jewel Baker of Denton; one brother, Edward Ray Hesteande of Jacksboro; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 27, 2001

Hewitt, Thelma Laverne
1931-2001
Graveside service for Thelma Laverne Hewitt, 70, of Paradise was to be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Hewitt died Dec. 5, 2001, in Decatur.
Born March 8, 1931, in LaFayette, Tenn. she moved to Texas in 1962 and had lived in Fort Worth for 29 years before moving to Paradise 10 years ago.
Survivors include a brother, Bill West of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, Johnny Fishburn of Fort Worth; four daughters, Sue Samples of Concord, N.C., Denise Palmer and Robin Palmer both of Fort Worth and Deborah Clark of Paradise; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 9, 2001

Hickens, James Patrick
1963-2001
Service for James Patrick Hickens, 38, of Runaway Bay was to be Wednesday, April 18 at the Runaway Bay Community Church. The Rev. Gary Smith was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Runaway Bay Cemetery.
Hickens died Friday, April 13, 2001, in Grapevine.
Born Jan. 28, 1963, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., he was a diesel mechanic and an avid Nascar fan.
He is survived by his mother, Debbie Simms and husband David; father, James H. Hickens; a daughter, Chasity Renae Hickens; a brother, Daniel Jay Hickens; two grandmothers, Henrietta Welch and Alice Hickens; one niece and several cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Bill Rittner, Sr., Bill Rittner, Jr., A.J. Rittner, Bennie Beavers, Rick Durban, Ray Ross and Dan Hickens. Honorary pallbearers were to be David Simms and James Hickens, Sr.

Hickey, Rachel
1922-2001
Service for Rachel Hickey, 79, of Crane was Wednesday, April 18 at the Crane County Cemetery.
Hickey died Monday, April 16, 2001, in Crane. Greogroy Allen Van Court, her grandson, officiated.
Born Mar. 29, 1922, in Decatur to W.C. and Dannie Shults, she married Jack G. Hickey in 1938. He died in 1999.
She is survived by a brother, Dan Shults of San Antonio; two daughters, Dannes Boyd and Jackye Van Court and husband Frank of San Angelo; five grandchildren, Kirsty Teel and husband Jennings of Mason, Kelly Rogers and husband Robbie of Andrews, Dan Boyd and wife Sharla of Lubbock, Gregory Van Court of Austin, David Van Court and wife Cohen of Georgetown and three great-grandchildren.

Hicks, Gary Everett
1969-2001
Service for Gary Everett Hicks, 31, of Bridgeport, was Monday, May 21, at the Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Bill Higgins officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Pearce, Larry Isom, Dewey Isom, Shawn Dillard, Steve Doty, David Nelson, Tim Raley and Tommy Raley.
Hicks died Friday, May 18, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 17, 1969, in Bridgeport, Hicks worked for the SCS Company of Bridgeport.
He is survived by his wife, Stefanie; a daughter, Tifani; his parents, Everett and Ann Hicks; his grandmother, Clara Hicks; a sister, Rhonda McDonald and husband Eddie, all of Bridgeport, and aunts and uncles.
Wise County Messenger, May 24, 2001

Hillin, Joel
1929-2001
Service for Joel Hillin, 71, of Stephenville was Tuesday, May 22 at the First Baptist Church in Stephenville. Dr. Dan Murray officiated. Burial followed at West End Cemetery in Stephenville.
He was the father of Teresa Horner of Decatur.
Hillin died Friday, May 18, 2001, in Stephenville.
Born Nov. 14, 1929, in Pine Hill, he married Joyce Edmonds on Aug. 25, 1956, in Freeport. He received bachelor and master of science degrees from Texas A&M University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught Sunday School. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Masonic Lodge No. 267, Southwest Dairy Museum director, AMPI former director, TSU rodeo team sponsor, dairy judging coach, Stephenville Ambassador at Large and member of American Dairy Shrine and American Dairy Science Association. He served two terms on the Stephenville city council. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hillin of Stephenville; two daughters, Teresa Horner of Decatur and Terri Simpson of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one brother, John Hillin of Brookville, Ohio; two sisters, Martha Wallace of Longview and Sarah Parker of Tyler; five grandchildren, Cade Simpson, Abby Horner, Trevor Simpson, William Horner and Molly Simpson and a mother-in-law, Cecilia B. Edmonds of Lake Jackson.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Joel M. Hillin Agricultural Scholarship, in care of Bank of America in Stephenville.
Wise County Messenger, May 24, 2001

Hilton, William Leon, Sr.
1928-2001
Graveside service for William Leon Hilton Sr., 73, of Chico was Monday, July 16, at the Bethel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Don Weatherly, Christopher Smith, David Withrow, Samuel Herman, Norman Rowe, Shawn Ames and Bobby Tennison.
Hilton died July 13, 2001, in Chico.
Born March 27, 1928, in Wise County, Hilton was a truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He married Irene Hilton on Sept. 8, 2000, in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Maudie Hilton.
He is survived by his wife Irene; his sons William Leon Hilton, Jr., Garry Leon Hilton and his wife Ruth Ann, Walter Dale Hilton and wife Melissa; two grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; brothers, Ralph, Donald, Paul, Robert and Jack Hilton; and sisters, Opal Honeycut and Mary Slater.
Wise County Messenger, July 19, 2001

Hines, Linda Paul
1939-2001
Service for Linda Paul Hines, 61, of Rhome was Monday, Feb. 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Hines died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at her home in Rhome.
Born Oct. 2, 1939 in Decatur, to Ray A. and David Myrtle (Dada) Harding Harper, she was an accomplished musician. She was associate organist and choir member at William C. Martin United Methodist Church in Bedford for many years. She sang in the choir at First United Methodist Church in Decatur and was a soloist in the Decatur High School choir.
Her family was among Wise County’s early settlers, her paternal great grandmother, Martha Ann Gose, came to Wise County in the early 1850s and married John Harding in 1856. Her maternal family, the Robinson and Dickenson families, were also early Wise County settlers.
She is survived by her husband, George Ray Hines of Rhome; her daughters, Debra Hines of Colorado and Brenda Pratt and husband Joseph of Rhome; her mother, LaVana Robinson Thornton of Westlake; a sister, Janet Thornton Tracy of Nacogdoches; a brother, Stephen Thornton of Westlake; five grandchildren, Christal Douglas and Jordan Douglas of Colorado, Phillip Pratt, Jeremy Pratt and Joel Pratt all of Rhome; two great-grandchildren, Aaron Michael Douglas and Taylor Raye Douglas of Colorado; a very special friend, Karen Parker of Fort Worth and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Remembrances may be made in her name to the North Texas Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the Humane Society of North Texas.

Hines, Pauline
1924-2001
Service for Pauline Hines, 76, of Rhome was Tuesday, April 24 at the Rhome Assembly of God Church in Rhome. The Rev. Mike Stephenson officiated. Burial followed at the Aurora Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Hyatt, Mike Baker, Ricky Hyatt, Bud Daugherty, Kevin Drake and David Hines.
Hines died Saturday, April 21, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 19, 1924, in Fairview, she was a member of the Rhome Assembly of God Church and a dispatcher for the Rhome Fire Department.
She is survived by two sons, Joe Paul Hines and Lawson Hines and wife Crystal; five daughters, Ollie Daugherty, Dorothy Hyatt, Kathy Harris, Karen Meadors and husband A.T. and Nancy Corbin and husband Adam; two brothers, J.C. Rexroat and Titus Rexroat; a sister, Dorothy Eldridge; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Hitchcock, Annie Mary
1906-2001
Graveside service for Annie Mary Hitchcock, 94, of Azle was Monday, Jan. 22, at Gibtown Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated.
Hitchcock died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born April 25, 1906, in Cookeville, Tenn., she lived in Vineyard before moving to Azle. She was a retired Joplin School cafeteria cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hitchcock in 1941.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Hodges, Thomas
1919-2001
Service for Thomas Hodges, 82, of Alvord was Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Bill Cleveland officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hodges died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, in Alvord.
Born June 4, 1919, to W.E. (Eddie) and Lula McGuairt Hodges in the Hopewell Community, he was a rancher. He married Tommie Ann Wooten on May 3, 1941, in Waurika, Okla. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
He attended Lone Mound School and later Alvord. After the sixth grade, he went to work on the farm and was sent to West Texas to pick cotton. In 1946, he and his wife purchased a 409 acre dairy farm two miles south of the Audubon community.
At 28, he signed a co-operator’s agreement with the Denton-Wise County Soil Conservation District. He and his wife were awarded the state-wide honor of “Come Back Farmers” in 1953 and 1954. In 1985, the dairy cattle and equipment were auctioned and the land was converted to farm and ranch land.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nine siblings and a son, Truitt Gene Hodges.
He is survived by his wife, Tommie Ann Hodges; a son, James Hodges of Decatur; three daughters and sons-in-law, La’Wayne and Karl Hauser of Fort Worth, Jo Evelyn Atkins of New Braunfels and Margaret and Cleddy Gilbreath of Gainesville; a sister, Meredith Hale of Alvord; a sister-in-law, Beulah Hodges of Alvord; eight grandchildren, Truitt Jr. and Linda Hodges of Alvord, Todd and Robyn Hodges of Decatur, Aaron and Christine Cowan of Seoul, Korea and Fayetteville, N.C., Micah and Audrey Cowan of Fort Worth, Christy and Danny Patton of Houston, Carl Atkins and Shelia McCormick of Haslet, Nicole and Robert Orsburn of Gainesville and Amber Gilbreath of Gainesville; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers were Roger Hodges, Ronnie Hodges, W.L. Wooten, Lloyd Pitts, Floyd Pitts and William Good.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 30, 2001

Hollaway, Malvern Elzie
1908-2001
Graveside service for Malvern Elzie Hollaway, 92, of Paradise will be Monday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg. The Rev. Gerald Cleveland will officiate. Pallbearers will be Joe Tax, Jerry Cleveland, David Rhodes and Gerald Cleveland. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Hollaway died on Nov. 23, 2001 in Decatur.
Born on Nov. 30, 1908, at Caddo Mills, Hollaway was a retired lab technician for Exxon and had lived in the Paradise community the past four years. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was preceded in death by his wife, Luella Kay Hollaway, in 1990.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Cleveland and her husband Gerald of Paradise; three grandchildren, Joseph and Patti Tax, Jerry and Debra Cleveland and David and Lori Rhodes; four great-grandchildren, James Tax, Ashley and Victoria Rhodes and Miranda Cleveland; two sisters, Inez Barclay and her husband Raymond of Fredericksburg and Dorothy Litton and her husband Gene of Fredericksburg; and sisters-in-law, Wynelle Hollaway of Fredericksburg and Doria Hollaway of Huntsville.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 25, 2001

Holloway, Melba Jo
1946-2001
Graveside service for Melba Jo Holloway, 54, of Paradise was to be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Gentry Castleman was to officiate.
Holloway died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at her residence.
Born July 7, 1946, in Carnegie, Okla., she was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Holloway.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne Holloway and Terry Holloway and wife Grace; two daughters, Sandra Petty and husband Dan and Crystal Holloway; two brothers, Jimmy and Martin Hudgins and six grandchildren, J.R., Kourtney, Little Terry, Misty, Brandy and J.D.
Pallbearers were to be Dan Petty, Jerry Upton, Chris Caster, Lonnie Lovell, Shannon Keener and Don Bickerstaff.

Holt, Robert Huling
1949-2001
Memorial service for Robert Huling Holt, 52, of Chico was to be Saturday, April 14, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church of Chico. The Rev. Charles Cox was to officiate.
Holt died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Wise County.
Born Feb. 9, 1949, in Bridgeport, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a former employee of Electro Tex of Dallas where he worked in the parts department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and O’Nell Holt.
He is survived by a brother, Fred Holt and wife Peggy of Euless; a sister, Jody Murphy and husband Jake of Jacksboro; three nieces, five nephews and 13 great nieces and nephews.

Hopkins, J.O.
1925-2001
Graveside service for J.O. Hopkins, 76, of Sanger will be Monday, Oct. 22, at Slidell Cemetery.
Dr. E.L. McNeal will officiate.
Hopkins died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Denton.
Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Krum, he was a self-employed wood worker and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his daughter, Rajena Gayle Gayford of Iola; a sister, Liela Fay Brewer of Meridian, Miss. and two grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 21, 2001

Hopper, Christine K.
1909-2001
Service for Christine K. Hopper, 92, formerly of Decatur, was Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington.
Hopper died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 3, 1909, in Madisonville, Hopper lived in Decatur from 1998 to July 2000. She worked many years in the Arlington area at the Francine Shopper and Arlington State Bank. After her retirement, she continued to be active at North Davis Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Hopper in 1959 and great grandson, Clinton Duncum.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue Isham and husband Robert of Decatur, Judy Yancer and husband Robert of Austin; grandchildren, Angela Duncum, David and Mark Isham, Phillip and Jason Yancer; great-grandchildren, Cody and Casey Duncum, Cade, Jaci and Katie Christine Isham and Hayden, Hannah, Hudson and Fisher Yancer.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 8, 2001

Horn, Mary M.
1932-2001
Graveside service for Mary M. Horn, 69, of Decatur was Thursday, May 3 at Montague Cemetery. Chaplain Gentry Castleman officiated.
Horn died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 25, 1932, in Montague County, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.G. Horn.
She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Curnutte and husband Earl of Decatur and Karen Gugino and husband Mel of Houston; two grandchildren, Shelley Boydston of Austin and Cory Curnutte of Decatur; several brothers and sisters in Amarillo and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, May 6, 2001

Hornback, Martha Ruth Isbell
1922-2001
Ruth Hornback of Decatur tried to retire several times. In 1984 she retired from the Gettys and Terrell Insurance Agency after almost 20 years of service. It wasn’t long before she was employed as secretary at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Failing health forced her retirement from the church in 1993. That just gave her more time to devote to the Decatur Hospital Auxiliary. She was honored last year at the hospital auxiliary luncheon for 1,500 hours of service.
Her death at age 78 on Aug. 27, 2001, ended a lifetime of service to her family, her community and her church. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The service will be conducted by her nephew, Dr. Charles R. Millikan, pastor of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston, Dr. Rusty Hedges, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Decatur and the Rev. John Earl Taylor of Dallas, retired pastor. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jared, Joshua, Glenn Frank, Paul, Grant, Justin and Hunter Hornback and Coleman Sterling.
Martha Ruth Isbell Hornback was born in Whitewright on Nov. 19, 1922, to the Rev. Keener Regan Isbell and Eva Young Isbell. She graduated from Mineola High School and attended what is now the University of North Texas, seeking a degree in music. She married James Franklin Hornback in Center, Texas, in 1943, in a ceremony performed by her father.
The Hornbacks moved to Decatur in 1954 to enter the dairy business. Jim Frank’s untimely death in a farming accident in 1982 lead to Ruth’s assuming his position on the Wise County Farm Bureau board of directors, a position she held for 14 years.
Her church activities included teaching Sunday school, singing in the chancel choirs, serving as president of the United Methodist Women and serving eight years as a UMW district officer. She also served as president of the Decatur Woman’s Club in 1964 and as parliamentarian and secretary of the hospital auxiliary.
She traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark and was an avid bridge player.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Emily Isbell Blunk and W.D. Blunk and Geraldine Isbell Millikan and the Rev. Herman C. Millikan and a brother, K.R. Isbell Jr.
She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, James Richard Hornback and Sylvia Wood Hornback of Austin, Gary Don and Sheryl Messersmith Hornback of Richardson, Ronald Isbell and Julia Atwater Hornback of Cascade, Wis.; eight grandsons, Grant, Paul and Glenn Frank Hornback and wife Michelle of Houston, Hunter Hornback and wife Courtney of Raleigh, N.C., Justin Hornback of Smithfield, Va., Jared and Joshua Hornback of Richardson, Coleman Sterling of Austin; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Sterling and husband Christian Parker of Austin, Dawn Earley and husband Tim of Mesquite, Deanna Rae Cutler and husband Brian of Rockwall; and great-grandchildren Mati Lynn Hornback, Timothy Wallace Earley Jr., Lynita Earley, Megan Earley and Nolan Barrington Cutler; sister and brother in-law, Margaret Ann and Dr. Robert L. McLeroy of Gainesville; sister, Mozelle Reid Isbell of Austin; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the J.F. Hornback Agricultural Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Wise County Extension Service, Decatur or the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 302, Decatur.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 30, 2001

Hothouse, Brandon Michael Dale
2001
Graveside service for Brandon Michael Dale Hothouse, the infant child of Johnny and Anetta Hothouse of Chico, was Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Chulio Cemetery in Stilwell, Okla.
Hothouse was born Nov. 27, 2001, and died Dec. 22, 2001.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Willis Hothouse, and two great grandparents, Katie Ponder and John Hothouse.
He is survived by his parents, Johnny and Anetta Hothouse of Chico; a brother, Johnny III; a sister, Patricia Faye; a half-brother, Johnny Jr.; a half sister, Sheena; grandparents, L.D. and Margie Moore and Georgetta and Jimmie Thomas; great-grandparents, Hester Carroine, George and Faye Leach, James Ponder and Dollie Dawson; and several aunts and uncles and cousins.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 30, 2001

Hotz, Herman, Jr.
1933-2001
Graveside service for Herman Hotz, Jr., 67, of Decatur was held Friday, Jan. 12, at Pleasant Grove #1 in Decatur. Rev. Billy Wayne Baker officiated.
He died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, in Decatur. Hotz was born June 17, 1933, in Cuero and was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Deloris Hotz; two sons, Edward Hotz and wife Becky and Jerry Hotz; a daughter, Joyce Stinson and husband Scott; and stepson Billy Joe Sutton; brother, Billy Hotz and wife Nora; sisters Loyce Watson and Bernice Pierce. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Houchins, Ruby Lucille
1918-2001
Service for Ruby Lucille Houchins, 82, of Weatherford, was Sunday, Jan. 28, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Wilson Prairie Cemetery. Melvin Blalock officiated.
She died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, in Weatherford.
Born Aug. 31, 1918, in Wise County, she was a homemaker and a member of the East Bankhead Church of Christ in Weatherford.
Survivors include her husband, Aubrey Houchins of Weatherford; two daughters, Pearlene Houchins and Betty Blevins and husband Bill. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe Richardson, Jack Richardson, Jimmy Pewitt, Earl McReynolds, Fred McReynolds and Bobby Blevins.

Houghlin, Randall Scott
1960-2001
Service for Randall Scott Houghlin, 40, of Alvord, will be Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home. M.L. Milton will officiate. Burial will follow at Precinct Cemetery in Earlville, Ill.
Family visitation was to be Saturday, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Coker Chapel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Barton, Jonathan Barton, Will Barton and Derek Castaneda.
Houghlin died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at his home.
Born March 3, 1960, in Oklahoma City, Okla, to Duane and Fay Houghlin, he was employed by Ogden Aviation at DFW Airport. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. He moved to Texas in 1970 and attended schools in Hurst and Keller, graduating from Keller High School in 1978. He received his associate’s degree from Mountain View College in Dallas and his A and P license from the Braniff School of Maintenance in the early 1980s.
He was preceded in death by his father, Duane C. Houghlin.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Fay and Guy MacFarland of Searcy, Ark.; three sisters, Sheree Castaneda and husband Dan of Pasadena, Julie Barton and husband David of Tryon, N.C. and Anna Franklin of Arlington; two brothers, Jeff Houghlin and wife Connie of Brush, Colo. and Tom Franklin of Keller; and seven nephews and nieces, Karen and Derek Castaneda, Jonathan, Adam and Will Barton and Kelley and Alison Houghlin.
The family asks that memorials be made to Hospice of Rural Texas or the American Cancer Society.

Houtchens, Joe Wayne
1939-2001
Service for Joe Wayne Houtchens, 61, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, July 18, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Revs. Gary Demmitt and David Ruark were to officiate. Burial followed in Thomas Cemetery.
Houtchens died Monday, July 16, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 13, 1939, Houtchens was a graduate of Oklaunion High School and also attended North Texas State University in Denton. He was a retired electrician and also a Baptist. He married Nelsy Fowlks in Negritos, South America, on Feb. 2, 1980. He was preceded in death by his father, Bryan Houtchens, and his son, Bryan Clay Houtchens.
He is survived by his wife, Nelsy Houtchens; his mother, Helen Houtchens; two sons, Michael Jose Houtchens and Monty Wayne Houtchens; three daughters, Michelle Taylor, Cheryl Bond and Dana Jo Houtchens; three grandchildren, Madison Jewel and Matthew Grant Taylor and Shelbie DeAnn Mason-Houtchens; a sister, Aretes Huckabee; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were to be Ronnie Green, Todd Huckabee, Howard Spence, Austin Huckabee, Bob Spence and Eugene Canova.
Wise County Messenger, July 19, 2001

Howard, Mathew David
1921-2001
Graveside service for Mathew David Howard, 79, of Paradise will be held Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in the Paradise Cemetery.
He died Monday, Jan 1, 2001, in Wichita Falls.
Howard was born June 1, 1921, in Hayworth, Okla. He was a World War II Army veteran and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Diana; two sons, Richard and Michael Howard of Paradise; a daughter, Georgia Lee Dollhopf of Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, William Howard of Stephenville and O.B. Howard of Oklahoma; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Hudson, Earl Wayne
1926-2001
Service for Earl Wayne Hudson, 75, of Fort Worth was Friday, June 29 at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie. The Rev. Darius McKay of Bonita officiated. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery.
Hudson died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in Sunset.
Born Feb. 6, 1926, in Sunset, he was a retired truck driver. He lived in Fort Worth for 49 years where he was a member of the American Legion Post #569. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include a sister, Bequita Hudson of Fort Worth; an aunt, Mrs. Dean Ellison of Sunset; and five cousins, T.E. Hudson and wife, Mildred, of Springtown; Ruby Bray of Granbury; LaRue Blemmell of Grand Prairie; Betty Price and husband, George, of Haslet and Robert Gehrels of Sunset.
Wise County Messenger, July 1, 2001

Huffman, Henry R. ‘Hank’
1929-2000
Service for Henry R. “Hank” Huffman, 71, of Montague was Monday, Jan. 1, in the First Baptist Church in Montague. Burial was in Montague Cemetery. The Revs. Darius McKay and Brad Cartmill officiated.
Huffman died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in a Bowie hospital.
Born Sept. 14, 1929, in Trent, he was a longtime Alvord resident before moving to Montague 14 years ago. He was a retired educator and had taught school at Alvord and Bowie and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montague. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was awarded two Purple Heart medals.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia Faye of Montague; three daughters, Margaret and husband Roger Hinton of Altus, Okla; Becky and husband Bill Woods of Garland; Debi and husband Robert Kunisch of Hutto; three sons, Robert Allen and wife Debra Huffman of Tacoma, Wash.; Bucky Stephenson of Lipan; David and wife Maureen Huffman of Abilene; a brother, Edward Huffman of Odessa; a sister, Minnie Myrick of Cedar Park; one special niece, Gail Matthews of Alvord; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Montague.

Hunt, Hazel Lucille Jenkins
1909-2001
Service for Hazel Lucille Jenkins Hunt, 92, of Weatherford was to be Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at White’s Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial was to follow at East Greenwood Cemetery.
Hunt died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, in Weatherford.
Born Feb. 24, 1909, in Weatherford, Hunt was a graduate of Weatherford High School, Weatherford College and Texas Wesleyan University. She married Charles W. Hunt in 1929. She was a school teacher in Irving and San Antonio. She also taught piano and was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hunt in 1963
She is survived by her sons, Larry Hunt of Decatur and Charles Hunt of Keller; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-granchildren; a nephew, Bobby Jenkins of San Marcus and a niece, Emma Dean Chenoweth of Mineral Wells.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 25, 2001

Isham, Hazel Marie
1915-2001
Funeral for Hazel Marie Isham, 85, of Graham was Nov. 18, in Mexia.
Burial was at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck.
She was born November 30, 1915, in Groesbeck and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mexia.
She is survived by sons, Robert Isham of Decatur, Royce Alan Isham of Fort Worth and William Edgar Isham of Graham, a sister, Rita Roden of Fort Worth, five grandchildren including David Isham, Mark Isham and Angela Duncum of Decatur and seven great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 25, 2001

Ivy, Hope Elaine Massey
1956-2001
Graveside service for Hope Elaine Massey Ivy, 44, of Decatur was Oct. 27, at Jonestown Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated.
She died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Bridgeport. She was born Nov. 21, 1956, in Bridgeport. She was a truck driver for York Vacuum Co. and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by her parents, Bobbie and W.L. Powell of Decatur and Calvin Massey of Stephenville; son, Corey Ray Mantooth of Bowie; daughter, Brooke Mantooth Gravely and husband Tony of Cottondale; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Hunter Gravely of Cottondale.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 1, 2001

Jackson, Katherine ‘Katie’ Elizabeth
1918-2001
Service for Katherine “Katie” Elizabeth Jackson, 83, of Dallas, was Thursday, March 15, at Christ Lutheran Church in Dallas. Burial was at Restland in Dallas.
Jackson died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Dallas.
Born Jan. 23, 1918, in Temple to Otto and Augusta Graeter, she graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos. She taught school in Marble Falls, Temple and Alice. She married John A. “Jack” Jackson in 1941 and moved to Dallas in 1948 where she was actively involved with the Dallas Civic Opera, the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club ande the Dallas Women’s Club.
The Jackson’s primary business was the Katie Petroleum Company and she was also the namesake of the Dallas Press Club’s Katie Awards.
A dedicated philanthropist, she and her husband established The Katie Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas and recently pledged $15 million to the University of Texas at Austin for a new geology building.
They also were early pioneers in the oil and gas industry in Wise County where Jackson was a benefactor to public libraries. The John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Library in Decatur was dedicated in April 1989. The John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Municipal Library in Bridgeport was dedicated in September 1990.
The Jacksons have also donatedly generously to Presbyterian Healthcare System of Dallas, the Dallas Blues Foundation and Texas Lutheran College in Seguin.
She was also honored as the only female member of the Wise County Roughnecks’ Club, a sign of her involvement in her husband’s oil and gas business in Wise County and his quest to capture the natural gas he believed, correctly, would be found in Wise County.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Oma Sebestek of Temple and Ann Hax of Victoria and a brother, Otto Graeter.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Jackson of Dallas; and a sister-in-law, Anna Louise Graeter of Temple.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Special Projects Fund of Christ Lutheran Church, 3001 Lovers Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225.

Jackson, Thomas Lee
1950-2000
Graveside service for Thomas Lee Jackson, 50, of Bridgeport will be Friday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at West Bridgeport Cemetery in Bridgeport. Rev. Joe Motsenbocker will officiate.
Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born July 26, 1950, in Fort Worth, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was awarded the National Defense Service medal. He was a certified nurse’s aid for Crescent Care Nursing Center and a Protestant. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Jackson.
He is survived by three sons, David and wife Nena Jackson and Billy and Micheal Jackson, both of Azle; three uncles, James and wife Naomi Jackson, Edward Jackson and Carl Wayne Jackson; five aunts, Maye Carr, Mary Leavell, Hazel Lindquist, Ozell McEwen and Faye Wagner; and two cousins, Ray and Kay Meadows and Jean Smith.

Jackson, Windy Destiny Merry &
Jackson, Charlotta Lee Clara
2001
Graveside memorial service for twin baby girls, Windy Destiny Merry Jackson and Charlotta Lee Clara Jackson, will be Saturday, March 10, at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
They were born Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
They are survived by their mother, Christina Jackson of Decatur; their grandparents, Don and Peggy Delancy of Decatur; their great-grandparents, Dean and Clara Ringer of Oregon and Irene Hendergart of California and several aunts and uncles.

James, Harvey Lee
1929-2001
Service for Harvey Lee James, 71, formerly of Bridgeport, will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Bud Call will officiate. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
James died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 6, 1929, in Goree, he was a retired machinist.
He is survived by six daughters, Norma Barnard of Fort Worth, Sharlette Lester and husband Fred of Fort Worth, Paula Crist and husband Rowan of Burleson, Brenda Vaughn and husband Tony of Joshua, Donna Tynes of Fort Worth and LaFleata Fletcher and husband Johnny of Houston; three stepdaughters, Lisa, Latricia and Sonya; two brothers, Wayne and Doyle James; six sisters, Altie Mae Call, Opal Lou Zedlitz, Edith Brown, Helen Cooper, Linda Kay Large and Marlena Teer; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Paul Sikes, Peter Sikes, Payton Barnard, Kevin Harris, James Harris and Johnny Wisdom.
Wise County Messenger, June 3, 2001

Jameson, B. Frank
1915-2001
Service for B. Frank Jameson, 85, was to be Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Sanger.
Jameson died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001.
Born Sept. 28, 1915, in Slidell, he married Julia Miller of Sanger on July 6, 1935. They were married 65 years. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for several years and served Business Men’s Assurance Company. He is survived by his wife, Julia; a daughter, Francine Lederer of Lewisville; three grandchildren, Stacey Lamb of Houston, Christopher Lederer of Denton and Jeffrey Lederer of Lewisville; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Nicole Lederer.

Jennings, Juanita
1919-2001
Graveside service for Juanita Jennings, 82, of Rhome was to be Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Lee Roy Jackson was to officiate, assisted by the Rev. Jimmy Withers.
Jennings died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 11, 1919, in Wise County, she married O.T. Jennings Jan. 1, 1936, at the Rhome Methodist Church. She was a retired beautician, a lifetime resident of Rhome and a member of the Aurora Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, T.O. Jennings; three sons, Ken Jennings and his wife Janita of Springtown, Orville Lee Jennings and his wife Linda of Benbrook, and Ronnie Jennings and his wife Melinda of Peachtree City, Ga.; six grandchildren, Greg, Missy, Jerry, Michael, Matthew and Gracie; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 20, 2001

Johnson, Glen E.
1928-2001
Service for Glen E. Johnson, 73, of Grapevine, father of former Decatur resident Gary Johnson, was Friday, Dec. 14 at Glenview Baptist Church in Haltom City. The Revs. Jerry Miller, Jack Slater and Charlie Payne officiated. Burial followed in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Rex Hall, Curtis Smith, George Jones, Walt Thetford, R.W. Stewart and Curtis Minor.
Johnson died Dec. 11, 2001, in Grapevine.
Born Sept. 10, 1928, in Murfreesboro, Ark., he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was retired from General Motors.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Francis Jean Fagan of Indiana. Survivors include his wife of 52 years Johnnie Johnson; a son, Gary Johnson and wife Kathy of Hurst, formerly of Decatur; a daughter, Penny DeLuca and husband Danny of North Richland Hills; brothers, Jerome Johnson and wife Bonnie of Arkansas, Sox Johnson and wife Lou of Temple; grandchildren, Brandy Hudson and husband Andy, Greg Johnson, Keri McSpadden, Kati McSpadden, Kyle McSpadden and wife Ashley and a brother-in-law, Billy Fagan of Indiana.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of Tarrant County, One Summit Avenue, Suite 30, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 16, 2001

Johnson, Joyce Jay
1919-2001
Service for Joyce Jay Johnson, 81, of Alvord, was Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Alvord First Baptist Church. Bill Cleveland officiated. Burial followed at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Johnson died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 21, 1919, in Bonita, she was a manucurist and a member of the Alvord First Baptist Church. She married James Clinton Johnson on Sept. 21, 1938.
She is survived by her husband, J.C. Johnson of Alvord; one son, Gary Johnson and wife Diane of North Richland Hills; two daughters, Charlotte Parkhurst and husband Mike of Weatherford and Jeannette Vollintine; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Home Hospice of North Texas, 2201 South FM 51, Decatur, TX, 76234 or Alvord First Baptist Church, 205 Boling, Alvord, TX, 76225.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 16, 2001

Jordan, Thomas Lee ‘T.J.’
1982-2001
Service for Thomas Lee Jordan, 18, of Decatur was Wednesday, April 4, at First Assembly of God Church in Decatur. Don Henderson officiated.
Jordan died April 1, 2001, at his home in Cortez, Colo.
Born Aug. 3, 1982, in Decatur, he is survived by his father, Tom Jordan of Cortez; his mother Lisa and stepfather Steve DeKruger of Cortez; his grandfather Erring Maroney of Decatur; his grandmothers, Veronica “Ronnie” Jordan and Donna Voorhees Johnson; his sister Amber Jordan; a niece; a nephew; several uncles, aunts and cousins; his stepbrothers, Justin DeKruger, William DeKruger and a stepsister, Kayla Rae DeKruger.

Joyce, J. Wayne
1919-2001
Service for J. Wayne Joyce, 82, of Sunset were to be held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bill Cleveland was to officiate, assisted by Wayne Wood. Burial was to be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Montague County.
Joyce died Nov. 19, 2001, in Sunset.
Born May 3, 1919, he founded Joyce Engraving Co. in 1955, which is still a family-owned and operated business. He married Helen June Mathers in Fort Worth on Oct. 29, 1939, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord and a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Helen June Joyce; two sons, Randy Joyce and Ricky Joyce, both of Irving; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 22, 2001

Keener, Marilyn
1936-2001
Service for Marilyn Keener, 64, of Haltom City was Thursday, April 26, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Norman Abernathy officiated. Burial followed at Anneville Cemetery.
She was the mother of Terri Ellis of Boyd.
Keener died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in Haltom City.
Born Aug. 26, 1936, in Denton, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Al, Bill and Jack Little.
She is survived by a son, Steve Keener of Fort Worth; a daughter, Terri Ellis and her husband Steve of Boyd; a sister, Katherine Moore of Seymore; three grandsons, Tommy Ellis and Keith and Christopher Hulsey; one great grandson, Samuel Hulsey; two nephews and two nieces.
Pallbearers were David Birdwell, Steve Britt, Brian Britt, Ben Whatley, Jason Hays and Raymond Hays.

Kelley, Ollie Geneva
1913-2001
Memorial service for Ollie Geneva Kelley, 87, of Bridgeport was Tuesday, April 3, at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Joe Richardson officiated. Burial followed at the Cottondale Cemetery.
Kelley died Saturday, March 31, at her home.
Born June 19, 1913, in Durant, Okla., Kelley was a lifetime Wise County resident. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.
Kelley married J.M. “Jim” Kelley on Dec. 17, 1931.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.M. “Jim” Kelley, son Jimmy Kelley, two brothers, Allen and Lee Cobb and sister Earlene Bower.
She is survived by daughters Billye Sellman and husband Collis of Corpus Christi, Linda Garrett of Bridgeport; five grandchildren, Steve Sellman, Kelley Rogers, Jennie Conditt, Dwayne Garrett and Timothy Garrett, six great grandchildren and her niece Carla Sloan of Whitney.

Kenyon, Bob Lee, Jr.
1960-2001
Graveside service for Bob Lee Kenyon Jr., 41, of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, Oct. 30, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated.
Kenyon died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Decatur.
He was born June 28, 1960, in Pampa.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport and was a 1978 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
He is survived by his parents, Bob and Peggy Kenyon of Bridgeport; sisters, Debra and husband Bryant Underwood of Bridgeport, Christina and husband Aaron Arquette of Bridgeport; three nieces, four nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 1, 2001

Key, Artie Lauderdale Reed Hunter
1919-2001
Service for Artie Lauderdale Reed Hunter Key, 82, of Chico, was Monday, Nov. 5 at White’s Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown.
Key died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in Chico.
Born June 1, 1919, in Elk City, Okla., Key owned and operated Artie Beauty Shop in Chico for 30 years. She was a member of the Morris Memorial Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Key; a son John Reed and wife Barbara of Park Springs; a daughter, Bert Taylor and husband B.J. of Azle; stepsons, Billy Reed and wife Carrie of Springtown, Charles Reed and wife Jan of Cleburne; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 8, 2001

Key, Roy Alvin, Sr.
1914-2001
Graveside service for Roy Alvin Key, Sr., 87, of Chico will be Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Springtown Cemetery.
Key died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, in Chico.
Born in Chillicothe, he was a retired locksmith.
He is survived by his son, John Reed and wife Barbara of Park Springs; two daughters, Bert Taylor and husband B.J. of Azle and Shirley Littlejohn of Oklahoma; a brother, J.B. Key and wife Rachel of Amarillo; two sisters, Ruby Blewett of Lamesa, Calif. and Jackie Bridges of Las Vegas, Nev.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 20, 2001

Kirby, Benn Hill
1921-2001
Service is pending for Benn Hill Kirby, 79, of Decatur who died Sunday, April 15, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 5, 1921, in Grand Prairie, he was a retired computer technician with Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He married Josephine Panarese in Reno, Nev. on Aug. 4, 1953. He was a veteran of the Army and the Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Kirby; a nephew and two nieces.

Kirby, Benn Hill - (2)
1921-2001
Benn Hill Kirby, 79, of Decatur died April 15, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 15, 1921, in Grand Prairie, he worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad in the computer room. He was a veteran of the Army Airforce and served in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Kirby and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kirkland, Billy Wayne ‘Killer’
1931-2001
Graveside service for Billy Wayne “Killer” Kirkland, 70, of Boyd was Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Boyd Cemetery. Dr. Nancy Cearley officiated.
Kirkland died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Decatur.
Born March 1, 1931, in Archer City, he married Freda Tillotson on Oct. 28, 1948, in Weatherford. He was a truck driver and a member of the Gospel Outreach Center in Azle and the Boyd Moose Lodge. He had lived in Boyd for 14 years.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Splown and Clara Endicott and his mother and father.
He is survived by his wife, Freda Kirkland of Boyd; three sons, Danny Kirkland and wife Paulette, David Kirkland and friend Patricia and Darly Kirkland, all of Boyd; three daughters, Donna Stephenson and husband Lanny of Gig Harbor, Wash., Diana Wilkinson of Boyd and Debby McDonald and husband Scott of Springtown; a brother, Tommy Kirkland and wife Kay of Decatur; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 25, 2001

Lange, Raymond Harold
1923-2001
Service for Raymond Harold Lange, 77, of Rhome was to be Wednesday, May 16, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation was to follow.
Lange died Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Rhome.
Born July 23, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn., he was a retired real estate appraiser financier. He married Donna Madden in 1992 in Jefferson. He was a World War II and Korea veteran. He was also a member of the Christ Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; a son, David Lange of Charlotte, N.C.; a step-son, Brian Presley of Floral, Ark.; a daughter, Karen King of Alexander, Va.; and two grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, May 17, 2001

Lanham, Lois North
1928-2001
Lois North Lanham, 72, a retired senior project administrator for General Dynamics, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in Fort Worth. Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at University Christian Church in Fort Worth.
She was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Wise County, to Zollie and Walter North. She was a 1947 graduate of Decatur High School. She moved to Fort Worth in 1947. She worked at General Dynamics in the Materials Department from 1950 to 1991 when she retired as senior project administrator. She was a member of University Christian Church, Dr. James Moudy’s Class, the Woman’s Club and Ladies Without Shriners.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Dale Latham and by two brothers, Gene and Joe North. She is survived by daughters Judy Veal, Terri Pearce and husband, Derrell, all of Fort Worth, Cheryl McCoannell and husband, Blake, of Denton, and Susan Rowland and husband, Joe, of Bay City; grandchildren, Robin and Brian Pearce, Kara and Grant Rowland, and Courtney and Caitland McConnell; sister-in-law, Montie North; nephews, Ted North and wife Anita, Nick North and wife, Anne and Josef Gashler and wife, Edith; and several great nieces and nephews.

Lawhorn, Jennee Warren Wright
1910-2001
Graveside service for Jennee Warren Wright Lawhorn, 91, of Denton will be Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. at International Order Of Foresters Cemetery. Rev. Marilyn Dickson will officiate.
Lawhorn died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, in Denton.
Born Jan. 10, 1910, in Decatur to James Logan Wright and Alice Lucille Clements Wright, she graduated from North Texas State Teacher College, now the University of North Texas. She married O.T. Lawhorn on Aug. 23, 1930, in Ardmore, Okla. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Denton and was a school teacher in Houston for many years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and American Contract Bridge League.
She was preceded in death by her husband, O.T. Lawhorn, on Dec. 5, 2000.
She is survived by two sons, William S. Lawhorn of Dallas and Thomas W. Lawhorn of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 30, 2001

Lawrence, W.B. ‘Cotton’
1917-2001
Service for W.B. “Cotton” Lawrence, 83, of Bridgeport was Monday, March 19 at Cates Street Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Revs. Craig Cox and Joe Motsenbocker officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Lawrence died Saturday, March 17, 2001, in Dallas.
Born May 23, 1917, in Crosbyton, he was a lifetime resident of the Bridgeport community. He served in the Merchant Marines and was retired from trucking and car sales. He was a member of the Cates Street Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Neoma and two brothers, Clyde and Spurgeon Lawrence.
He is survived by his wife Mary Shawn Lawrence; two sons, William Donald Lawrence and wife Pamela and Robert W. Shawn; two daughters Bettye Taylor and Peggy L. Barnett; a sister, Katy Lou Cox; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Clarence Gammage, Wally Salazar, Freddy Lawrence, Ronnie Jackson, Robert Holt and Richard Lack.

Laxton, Joseph Todd
1969-2001
Private services for Joseph Todd Laxton, 31, of Cottondale were held this week.
Laxton died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in Dallas.
Born Oct. 14, 1969, in Seattle, Wash., Laxton was a 1988 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
He is survived by his mother, Clara K. Laxton of Cottondale; one brother, James Tracy Laxton of Frisco; his grandmother, Helen Z. Laxton of Brazoria and five cousins.
Wise County Messenger, May 10, 2001

Lee, Walter Eugene
1928-2001
Service for Walter Eugene Lee, 72, of Decatur, will be Thursday, May 31, at 2:30 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Ken Burnett will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lee died Monday, May 28, 2001, at home.
Born Dec. 17, 1928, in Booker, Lee owned and operated a carpentry business. He and Sylvia Louise Watkins were married Feb. 8, 1966, in Plainview.
Lee was a Methodist and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He was also a Korean War veteran.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tracy; a sister, Dora Mae Depew; and two brothers, Alford and Leonard.
Survivors are his wife, Louise; one son, Scott Lee of Tyler; four daughters, Carla Lee of Fort Worth, Kathleen O’Hair of Lubbock, Sharon Van Balle of Jacksboro and Leslie Fletcher of May; three brothers, Alvin L. and Ray Lee, both of Booker and Henry Lee of Elkhart, Kansas; five sisters, Mary Kitzmiller of Two Buttes, Colo., Ella Page of Mankato, Kan., Beatrice Retzman of Eugene, Ore., Betty Jo Reynolds, Kansas and Eva Ann Thomas of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, May 31, 2001

Leggett, Laura Byrd
1930-2001
Burial for Laura Byrd Leggett, 71, of Decatur was to be at Springtown Cemetery.
There are no services planned.
Leggett died Aug. 22, 2001, in Decatur.
Born May 7, 1930, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by a brother, Tom Leggett.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 26, 2001

Lemond, Thomas Allen ‘Bo’
1961-2001
Service for Thomas Allen “Bo” Lemond, 40, of Tolar was Monday, Nov. 12, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. Rev. Kenneth Wood officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Lemond died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, in Haskell County.
Born April 22, 1961, in Post, Lemond was a 1979 graduate of Chico High School. He was a patrolman for Brazos Electric Cooperative. He married Christy Renee Coufal on Dec. 30, 1978, in Jacksboro.
He is survived by his wife, Christy; two sons, Forrest and Jared Lemond of Jayton; two daughters, Audra Sharp and her husband Douglas of Weatherford, April Lane and her husband Jeremy of Houston; his parents Forrest and June Lemond of Jacksboro; his brothers, Mike Lemond and wife Marcia of Sunset, Kevin Lemond and his wife Sheila of Chico; his sister, Linda Hatcher and husband Danny of Fort Worth; a grandson, Tanner Jace Lemond and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 15, 2001

Leonard, Doyle James
1923-2001
A private service for Doyle James Leonard, 78, of Bridgeport will be held at a later date. Visitation was to be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Leonard died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born May 20, 1923, in Hamburg, Ark., he was a retired self-employed truck driver.
He is survived by three sons, Lloyd Dean Leonard of Crossett, Ark., Paul J. Leonard of Willows, Calif. and Russell Leonard of Yuba City, Calif.; two daughters, Linda Leonard of Antioch, Calif. and Debbie Manes of Marysville, Calif.; a brother, Dudley McGouch of Richlands, N.C.; a sister, Evanell Korn of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 16, 2001

Leverett, Luther Edward
1929-2001
Service for Luther Edward Leverett, 72, of Bridgeport will be Thursday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Rev. Joe Richardson will officiate. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Leverett died Sunday, July 29, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 10, 1929, in Electra, he was a retired truck driver for Martin Eagle Oil. He was also a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melva Leverett, in 1996 and a brother, J.C. Leverett.
He is survived by two sons, Jackie Leverett and wife Monica and Terry Leverett and wife Lockade; a daughter, Rhonda McKnight and husband Joe; two brothers, Junior Leverett and Freddie Leverett; two sisters, Pat Reeves and Jeanette Bevill; eight grandchildren, Toni, Amanda, Kelly, B.J., Shelley, Jeremy, Melissa and Kay Lynn and four great-grandchildren, Andrea, Ariel, Rheason and Kelan.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Leverett, Jeremy Leverett, Terry Leverett, Matt Jenkins, William O’Dell, Bubba Garner and Louis Martinez.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 2, 2001

Lewis, Sue Green
1929-2001
Service for Sue Green Lewis, 72, of Bridgeport were to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Revs. Gary Demmitt and Joe Motsenbocker were to officiate. Burial was to be in Thomas Cemetery.
Lewis died Nov. 15, 2001, in Monterey, Calif.
Born June 2, 1929, in Bridgeport, she was a retired school teacher. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution and an avid supporter of the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack women’s basketball team. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Jackson Lewis.
She is survived by a daughter, Nita Lewis Miller and husband Bill of Carmel, Calif.; a son, Joe Lewis and wife Betsy of The Netherlands; grandchildren, Jocelyn, Will, Whitney and Sam; a sister, Lorene Senters of Bridgeport; three brothers, Marion “Shorty” Green of Bridgeport, Cecil “PeeWee” Green of Roundtop and Robert L. “Bo” Green of Bridgeport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be James D. Green, R.W. Green, Edward L. Green, Robert E. Senters, Clayton Green, Charles L. Green, Stephen E. Green and Bobby Green.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Jack and Sue Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund at Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. Box 6096, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 22, 2001

Longley, William Lloyd ‘Bill’
1951-2001
Service for William Lloyd “Bill” Longley, 49, of Bridgeport is Sunday, Aug. 19 at Central Fellowship Church of Christ in Decatur. Marcus Brecheen and the Rev. Johnny Irish will officiate.
Longley died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 29, 1951, in Wichita Falls, he was a human resource director. He married Gatha Fleming on June 11, 1977, in Wichita Falls. He was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 194 of Bridgeport, the Central Fellowship Church of Christ and the Walk to Emmaus Community.
He is survived by his parents, Lowell and Sara Longley of Wichita Falls; his wife, Gatha; two sons, Landon and Russell, both of Bridgeport; brothers, Rick of Wichita Falls and Robert and wife Susan of Euless.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 19, 2001

Lopez, Sandra Fisher
1941-2000
Service for Sandra Fisher Lopez, 59, of Runaway Bay will be held Monday, Jan. 8, at noon at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.
Speakers will be Myra Hammond and Beth Lopez.
She died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Runaway Bay.
Lopez was born Oct. 5, 1941, in Borger.
She was retired from American Airlines.
Survivors include her mother, Wilma Nutt of Ft. Towson, Okla; a son, Jody Lopez and wife Beth of Justin; a sister, Myra Hammond of Kerrville; nephews Carey and Clay Bolen; niece Casey Southard; special friend Allen Goodwin; and two grandchildren, Adam and Weston Lopez.

Luna, Moises Trevino
1941-2001
Service for Moises Trevino Luna, 59, of Fort Worth was to be Thursday, March 29, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Jessie McElreath was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Dallas-Fort Worth Cemetery in Arlington.
Pallbearers were to be Sixto Luna, Jr., Thomas Castro, Adam Cabello, Kenneth Manuel, Jr. and David Garcia.
Luna died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 24, 1941, in Del Rio, he worked for Safeway Foods. He was a member of the Baptist church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Petra Luna; two sons, Moises Luna, Jr. and Andy Luna of North Richland Hills; a daughter, Cindy Valderas of Fort Worth; four brothers, Joe, Jesse and Sam Luna of Milwaukee, Wis. and Sixto Luna of Fort Worth; eight sisters, Estella Holliday of Easley, S.C., Ester Manuel of Phoenix, Ariz., Sarah Martinez of Houston, Liz Starnes, Noemi Cartwright, Pricilla Lopez, Sylvia Cabello and Martha Castro, all of Fort Worth; and one grandchild.

Luttrell, Grace C.
1930-2001
Service for Grace C. Luttrell, 70, of Decatur was Monday, Feb. 5 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Pallbearers were John Benedict, Bobby Braddish, Robert Gage, Biff Hayes, Rowdy Lisby and Brett Shannon.
Luttrell died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 24, 1930, in Opp, Ala. she married James E. Luttrell on Jan. 28, 1956, in Collins, Miss. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband, James B. Luttrell of Decatur; her father, W.F. Cawthon of Opp; two sons, Winford Hammonds and Jimmy D. Luttrell of Decatur; a daughter, Teresa Quested of Rhome; two brothers, Willard Cawthon of Florida and Henon Cawthon of Alabama; two sisters, Doris Allen and Marrie Stokes of Florida; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mackie, Rusti Lauren
2001
Service for Rusti Lauren Mackie, infant daughter of Russell and Patricia Mackie, of Lott was held Saturday, Jan 6, at the Golinda First Baptist Church. Burial was at Clover Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Wallace officiated.
She was born Jan. 3, 2001, in Waco and died later that day.
Survivors include her parents, Russell and Patricia Mackie and a brother Jarrett Mackie of Lott; grandparents David and Shirley Byers of Decatur and Robert and Kaye Mackie of Golinda; great-grandparents Bill and Boyce Byers of Euless, Velma Boswank and Emmie Lou Mackie, both of Lott.
Pallbearers were Matthew Picken, Gregory Byers and David Byers.

Madeley, David Bruce
1949-2001
Service for David Bruce Madeley, 51, of Paradise, was Friday, June 8 at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Dimmitt officiated. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
Madeley died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Paradise.
Born Aug. 8, 1949, in Garland, he was a graduate of Highland Park High School and a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport. He was a rancher and a sales representative in the arts and crafts industry. He was also a member of the National Reigning Horse Association, the American Cutting Horse Association and the National Cutting Horse Association.
He is survived by his wife, Arda Lee Madeley of Paradise; his parents, George Neal and Marion Augustine Madeley of Highland Park; two sons, Michael Quincy Madeley of Lubbock and David Joseph Vickery and his wife Eva of Denton; two daughters, Marion Camille Madeley of San Antonio and Jacque Yvonne Vickery of Fort Worth; a brother, Robert Neal Madeley and his wife Linda of Dallas; a sister, Camille Augustine Madeley of Tennessee; a grandson, Dennis Christian-Lain Vickery and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Michael Madeley, David Vickery, Kenneth Thompson, Quincy Milo Thompson, Brett Surrage, Rick Patterson, Jeremy Spence, Mac Madeley, Henry Patton, Dale Denney and Rusty Denney.
Wise County Messenger, June 10, 2001

Madrid, Jose ‘Joe’
1929-2001
Memorial service for Jose (Joe) Madrid, 71, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness near Bridgeport. Elder Steve Armitage was to officiate.
Madrid died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at his home.
Born March 19, 1929, in Colorado City, he had lived in the Bridgeport area for 37 years. He retired in 1997 after 13 years as a heavy equipment operator for Wise County Precinct 4. He was a member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. He married Nancy Orona on Feb. 13, 1954, in Colorado City.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Madrid; five daughters, Cynthia Ryberg, Mary Ann Walters and husband Kimble, Elia Witton, Toni Gaines and Lori Menzel; a brother, Jessie Madrid; two sisters, Florencia Heredia and Maria Lujan; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Darin, Justin, Jonathan, Joe, Starla and Nick and several nieces and nephews.

Maidens, Charles Lindon
1932-2000
Graveside service for Charles Lindon Maidens, 68, of Savannah, Ga. was Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Alvord Cemetery. The Rev. Mary Rarden officiated.
Maidens died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Savannah.
Born Aug. 25, 1932, in Decatur, he was an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin and a Methodist.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Maidens, Jr. and wife Nancy of Arlington and Randolph Maidens of Ohio; a daughter, Linda Fabrizio and husband Brian of Georgia and three grandchildren, Maria, Christina and Vince.

Malone, James Dillingham
1919-2001
Service for James Dillingham Malone, 81, of Alvord was to be Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Alvord.The Rev. Mary Rarden was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Malone died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 29, 1919, in Alvord, he was a farmer and rancher. He married Rebecca Brown on June 2, 1950, in Alvord. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alvord.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, of Alvord; a son, Gerald “Rusty” Brown and wife Cindy of Louisville, KY; two cousins, Margaret and Cathryn Sands, both of Alvord; a niece, Gaila Leaman of Clyde; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Markham, Cordelia Elizabeth
1922-2001
Graveside service for Cordelia Elizabeth Markham, 78, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at Sanger Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Dye was to officiate.
Markham died Friday, May 4, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born July 30, 1922, in Sanger, she was a homemaker who married the late Roy Holman Markham on Dec. 24, 1945, in Denton.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She is survived by two sisters, Lorene Howard of White Settlement and Alta Thompson of Altus, Okla. and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, May 10, 2001

Marsh, Franklin D.
1939-2001
Memorial service for Franklin D. Marsh, 62, of Rhome was Tuesday, April 24 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
Marsh died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Mar. 17, 1939, in Ranger, he was retired from AT&L Industries where he worked as a machinist. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by two sons, Gary Marsh of Austin and Franklin D. Marsh, Jr. of Big Spring and five grandchildren.

Martin, Dan
1933-2000
Service for Dan Martin, 67, formerly of Chico was Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Charles Cox officiated. Burial followed at the Chico Cemetery. Pallbearers were Allen Broyles Jr., James Cooper, Gary Fahnestock, Mark German, Ryan McCoy and Rodney McCoy.
Martin died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Marietta, Okla.
A resident of Fort Worth, he was born April 1, 1933, in Alvord. He worked in aircraft sales for National Utility Company. He was a member of the U.S. National Guard and a member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.D. and Attie Martin, a grandchild, Chad Martin and a sister, Ellen Fahnestock.
He is survived by a son, Mark and wife Carrie Martin of Fort Worth; a daughter, Teresa Martin of Granbury; a brother, Fred and wife Patsy Martin; three sisters, Bobbie and husband Arlon Morris, Joyce and husband Gary Jackson and Rose Mary and husband Rodney McCoy and six grandchildren, Michelle, Marie, Vicki, Rachele, Arron and Staphany.

Martin, Eleanor J.
1920-2001
Service for Eleanor J. Martin, 81, of Boyd was Tuesday, July 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gerald Peterman officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Zack Selby, Willie Jack Vincent, B.J. Stringfellow, Bill Paschall, Jack Moody and Lee Pierce.
Martin died Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Decatur.
Born April 4, 1920, in Detroit, Martin was a resident of Boyd for 15 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the Boyd Library.
She is survived by two granddaughters, Yvonne Jackson and Lyn Lee; four great-grandchildren, April, Jon, Cole Jackson and Phillip Pierce.
Wise County Messenger, July 5, 2001

Martin, Robert E.
1944-2001
Service for Robert E. Martin, 57, of Fort Worth, formerly of Decatur, was Thursday, April 12, at his residence.
Martin died April 9, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born March 21, 1944, he was married to Bobbi Dean Martin.
He is survived by his wife; mother, Effie Martin of Decatur; two sons, Robert and Gerald; a daughter, Stacey; three brothers, Parris Martin of Bridgeport, David Schulte of Tyler and Brian Martin of Alvord; three sisters, Judy Penney of Boyd, Pam Marcile of Briar and Joan Stutt of Paradise; his grandmother, Nancy Oxydhal; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Martin, Tommye Jean
1926-2001
Graveside service for Tommye Jean Martin, 74, of Chico was to be Wednesday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Linda Snelling was to officiate.
Martin died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 15, 1926, in Erick, Okla., she was a graduate of Boyd High School and North Texas State University. She was a retired teacher who taught at Bridgeport Elementary for 30 years.
She is survived by a son, Richard D. Martin and wife Nada; a daughter, Linda Bryan and husband Paul; four grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Jenny and Jon and numerous other relatives.
Pallbearers were to be Joshua Martin, Johnny Richey, Matthew Martin, Craig Yarbrough, Jon Bryan and Jenny Bryan.
The family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Wise County Messenger, May 3, 2001

Martinez, Arthur, Sr.
1921-2001
Service for Arthur Martinez Sr., 79, of Bridgeport, was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Father Gonzolo Morales was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Mexican Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Martinez died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at a Denton hospital.
Born Dec. 23, 1921, in Bridgeport, he retired from Acme Brick after 37 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
He and Molly Hernandez were married July 17, 1946, in Fort Worth.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Molly H. Martinez of Bridgeport; daughters, Virginia Burgin and husband, Don, of Bridgeport, Linda R. Martinez of Fort Worth and Julie Lamb and husband, Joel, of Bridgeport; son, Arthur Martinez Jr. of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Michael Burgin of Lafayette, La., Rachel Burgin of Bridgeport and John Lamb of Bridgeport; and brothers, Bruno Martinez and wife, Refugia “Cuca” and Pete Martinez and wife, Juanita, all of Fort Worth.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 2, 2001

Martinez, Johnny Ray
1955-2001
Graveside service for Johnny Ray Martinez, 45, of Bridgeport was Tuesday, May 8, at the Mexican Cemetery in Bridgeport. Dr. Bill Dye officiated. Pallbearers were Everson Dunn, Oscar Martinez, Ernest Herrera, Terry Beach, Joe Ramirez, Steven Silletti, Carlos Martinez and Johnny Garcia. Honorary pallbearers were Tracy Martin and Jerry Jackson.
Martinez died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born July 11, 1955, in Bridgeport, Martinez was a carpenter.
He is survived by his parents, Deloris and Julian Ramirez; one daughter, Brittany Sparks; four brothers, Raymond Martinez, Julian Ramirez, Jr., of Springtown; Miguel Ramirez and Paul Ramirez; three sisters, Reba Dunn, Mary Marshall of Rhome and Donna Morales of Chico and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, May 10, 2001

Martinez, Opal Faye
1914-2001
Graveside service for Opal Fay Martinez, 87, of Bridgeport was Tuesday, Dec. 4 at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Shelby Calkins officiated.
Martinez died Dec. 2, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 28, 1914, she was a retired factory worker for King Candy Store. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Martinez in 1980.
Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Riggs and Mary High; stepchildren, Ralph, Jessie and Juanita; eight nieces and four nephews.
Wise County Messenger, December 6, 2001

Mask, W.C. ‘Dub’,Jr.
1921-2001
Service for W. C. “Dub” Mask, Jr., 79, of Denton was Monday, May 7 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel.The Rev. Bobby Bryan officiated. Pallbearers were G. B. Funk, Chris Funk, Bob Carpenter, Jesse Paul Carpenter, Butch Baker and Robert Meek.
Born Oct. 2, 1921, in Perrin, Mask was an Army veteran of WWII. He retired from sales and service in the auto industry and was a member of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge. He married Maxine McDonald April 15, 1977, in Durant, Okla.
He is survived by his wife Maxine Mask of Denton; his son Wayne Mask and wife Martha of Bridgeport; one granddaughter, Stacie Read of Bridgeport; two stepchildren, Stan McCuistion of Royce City and Janice Ingrum of Atoka, Okla.; one sister, Geneva Middleton of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five step grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, May 10, 2001

Matzinger, Mary Caroline
1903-2001
Service for Mary Caroline Matzinger, 97, of Paradise was Friday, May 11 at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated.
Pallbearers were Raymond Meadows, Ray Meadows, Dean Meadows, Kenneth Rogers, David Harris and James Irby.
Matzinger died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at the Bridgeport Care Center.
Born July 7, 1903 in Paradise, Matzinger was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her husband I.F. Matzinger in
1964.
She is survived by her son Irv Matzinger and wife Mildred; two grandsons, Allen Matzinger and Danny Matzinger and wife Leah Nan; three great granddaughters, Melissa Ann Matzinger, Savannah Leigh Matzinger, Joni Mae Matzinger; a brother, E.W. Meadows and two sisters, Mildred Brown and Ruth Corley.
Wise County Messenger, May 13, 2001

Maxwell, Kay
1933-2001
Service for Kay Maxwell, 68, of Greenwood was Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Greenwood Baptist Church. A graveside service at Moore Memorial Garden in Arlington followed. David Ruark officiated.
Maxwell died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 13, 1933, she was a homemaker. She married Bill Maxwell Jan. 31, 1958, at River Oaks Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Maxwell of Greenwood; a son, Dwane Maxwell of Greenwood; a daughter, Dema McNew of The Colony; a brother, Travis Smith of Kerrville and four grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 13, 2001

May, William Joseph
1958-2001
Memorial service for the Rev. Bill May, 42, of Boyd was Monday, Sept. 17, at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd. Burial was private.
May died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, in Fort Worth.
May was born and raised in the Fort Worth area and was a 1977 graduate of Richland High School. He was active in the North Richland Hills Masonic Lodge prior to moving to Wise County in 1995. He was pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Boyd since June 1999. He was a member of Red River Walk to Emmaus Community and was an Eagle Scout.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma May.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Michele May of Boyd; sons Randall May and Jake May of Boyd; daughters, Lindsey Boone and husband, Brandon of Gainesville, Kaitlin May and McKenzie May of Boyd; father, Bill May of North Richland Hills; brother, John May of Dallas; sisters, Chris Routt of Arlington, Debbie Cook of Tulsa, Okla., Diann Finstad of North Richland Hills, Donna Gideon of Watauga, Denise Peyton of North Richland Hills and grandson, Brent Boone of Gainesville.
The family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 20, 2001

McBride, Jason Dale
1975-2001
Memorial service for Jason Dale McBride, 25, of Bridgeport was Friday, April 20 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport.
Honorary pallbearers were Dale McBride, Larry McBride, Gary McBride, Gale McBride, Barton McBride, Lamar McBride, Edward McBride and Domingo Garcia.
McBride died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 29, 1975, in Tulia, he was the owner/operator of McBride Trucking.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Parker McBride.
He is survived by his wife, Nadine McBride; his parents, Dale and Deborah McBride; a son, Damon Dale McBride; a brother, Edward Lance McBride and wife Lisa; a sister, Sheri Ann Garcia and husband Domingo and his grandparents, RosaLee McBride and Earl and JoAnn Smith.

McBride, Jean Elizabeth
1922-2001
Service for Jean Elizabeth McBride, 79, of Paradise was Tuesday at Paradise First Baptist Church. The Revs. Jack Vereen, Jim McKenzie and Robert Owensby officiated. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.
McBride died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at home.
Born April 9, 1922, in Cottondale, she was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Paradise. She served on the board for Cottondale and Garvin cemeteries and was a Decatur Community Hospital Auxiliary volunteer for 10 years. She was also involved in Spirit of Christmas and other fund raising efforts throughout Wise County.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paradise.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hardie McBride, in 1992 and her son, Charles Edward Davis.
Survivors are a son, Larry McBride and wife, Nelda, of Paradise; a daughter, Carol Meissner and husband, Ronny, of Paradise; grandchildren, Michael McBride of Paradise, David McBride of Jacksboro, Terry McBride of Breckenridge and Shawn Meissner of Pearland; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, George Davis of Yuma, Ariz. and Hoyt Davis of Fort Worth.
The family suggests memorials to the Piano Fund at Paradise First United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers were Harold Read, Truman Read, Sonny Read, Billy Gene Read, Bobby Clemans, Lonny Adams and Don Erwin. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Erwin, Phil Haynes, Coy Cleveland, Jerry Utley and Ed Black.
Wise County Messenger, June 21, 2001

McDaniel, Ethel Lucille
1924-2001
Service for Ethel Lucille McDaniel, 76, of Bridgeport was held Friday, Aug. 31, at the Cates St. Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Ken Burnett and Floyd Jones officiated with burial in the Jim Ned Cemetery near Runaway Bay.
Pallbearers were Clarence Wallace, Roy Boswell, Barney McCasland, Leon Moody, Clyde Warner and David Warner.
McDaniel died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 16, 1924, in Wichita Falls, she was a homemaker and caregiver of children and the elderly. She had lived in Bridgeport since 1947 and was a member of the Cates Street Church of Christ.
She married Jess Edward McDaniel on July 5, 1944, in Bridgeport. They were married for 32 years until his death on July 6, 1976. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, her parents William and Hattie Boswell and brother, J.T. Boswell.
Survivors include a son, William McDaniel and his wife, Liz, of Bridgeport; a daughter, Mary Wright and her husband, James, of Chico; two sisters, Mary Bell Wallace and Nona Moody both of Chico; granddaughters, Cheryl Wilson, Loucrecia Biggerstaff, Connie Stokes and Debra Williamson; five stepgrandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 2, 2001

McDonough, Jessie Dean
1936-2001
Graveside service for Jessie Dean McDonough, 65, of Justin was held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Justin Cemetery. The Rev. Berl Pedigo officiated.
McDonough died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, in Bedford.
Born Feb. 18, 1936, in Justin, she was a housewife. She married Pat McDonough on Nov. 11, 1956, in Justin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert Wesley Kennemer and Verna Pauline Fletcher Kennemer and a daughter, Diana Gail McDonough.
Survivors include her husband, Pat McDonough; a step-mother, Pauline Kennemer; two daughters, Pattie Raper of Aledo and Gayla Craig of Justin; two sisters, Greta McDaniel of Chico and Carla McGee of Decatur; three brothers, Wesley Kennemer of Alvord, Charlie Kennemer of Bonham and Richard Kennemer of McKinney; a grandson, Patrick Wade Craig of Justin; and many nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 25, 2001

McDonough, Jessie Den
1936-2001
Graveside service for Jessie Dean McDonough, 65, of Justin was held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Justin Cemetery. The Rev. Berl Pedigo officiated.
McDonough died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, in Bedford.
Born Feb. 18, 1936, in Justin, she was a housewife. She married Pat McDonough on Nov. 11, 1956, in Justin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert Wesley Kennemer and Verna Pauline Fletcher Kennemer and a daughter, Diana Gail McDonough.
Survivors include her husband, Pat McDonough; a step-mother, Pauline Kennemer; two daughters, Pattie Raper of Aledo and Gayla Craig of Justin; two sisters, Greta McDaniel of Chico and Carla McGee of Decatur; three brothers, Wesley Kennemer of Alvord, Charlie Kennemer of Bonham and Richard Kennemer of McKinney; a grandson, Patrick Wade Craig of Justin; and many nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 22, 2001

McFarland, Wanda Price
1942-2001
Service for Wanda Price McFarland, 59, of Dallas, was to be Saturday, Aug. 25, at 3:30 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas. The Rev. Michael Waco was to officiate. Burial was to follow in the Restland Memorial Park. She was a Bridgeport native. McFarland died Aug. 23, 2001, in Dallas.
Born Aug. 16, 1942, in Loveland, she was raised in Bridgeport. She was employed with Zidell Properties and Construction Company for 14 years and was a past board member of Willow Falls Home Owners Association.
She is survived by her husband, James McFarland; a son, Ross McFarland; a daughter, Kimberly Garza; her mother Evelyn Price of Bridgeport; her brother, Wayne Price of Bridgeport; her sister, Marsha Dale of Paradise; a granddaughter, Jessica Garza and two grandsons, Ryan and Dusty McFarland.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 26, 2001

McGee, Helen
1916-2001
Service for Helen McGee, 85, of Alvord was Thursday, March 22, at the Alvord First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
McGee died March 20, 2001, in Bowie.
Born Jan. 17, 1916, in Sunset, she married Otho Nivens, then Frances Marion McGee. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Alvord.
She was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren and both husbands.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Fay Nivens of Alvord; four grandchildren, Judy Marie Brown and Monty Lynn Nivens, both of Alvord, Ben Nivens of Grapevine and Becky Sue Brown of Decatur and six great grandchildren.

McIntyre, William Joseph, Jr., Colonel
1914-2001
Service for Col. William Joseph McIntyre Jr., 86, of Eliasville is Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. He was the father of Dr. Tim McIntyre of Decatur.
McIntyre died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, in a Denton hospital.
Born Dec. 27, 1914, in Philadelphia, Penn. to William J. and Rose Teresa Sommers McIntyre, he attended the University of Maryland and Command and General Staff College and married Phyllis P. Wright on July 7, 1950. McIntyre retired from the U.S. Army Signal Corps on Sept. 1, 1968, after serving during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. After his retirement he became a self-employed rancher. He was active in the N.R.A. and was a Republican fund-raiser.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis, of Garland; a daughter, Kathleen Kammer of Denton; four sons, William McIntyre III of Friendswood, Kevin McIntyre of Kaufman, Dr. Tim McIntyre of Decatur and Brian McIntyre of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 5, 2001

McLelland, George Powell
1941-2001
Graveside service for George Powell McLelland, 60, of Euless were to be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
McLelland died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at his residence.
Born April 26, 1941, in Crestview, Fla. he married Judy Burno on May 2, 1964 in Temperance, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lillie McLelland.
Survivors include his wife, Judy McLelland of Euless; one son, Mark McLelland and his wife, Toni, of Rhome; one daughter, Beth Markee and her husband, Brian, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Pamela and Eric McLelland, both of Rhome; a brother, John McLelland and two sisters, Elna Nieder and Kitty LaVann.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 12, 2001

McMullin, Emmagene
1918-2001
Graveside service for Emmagene McMullin, 82, of Haltom City was Friday, March 9, at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Cabel Roberts officiated.
McMullin died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Haltom City.
Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Decatur, she was an electrical assembler for General Dynamics and an associate of Radio Shack.
She is survived by two sons, A.C. McMullin and his wife Barbara of Bolivia, N.C. and Jerald G. McMullin and his wife Mary of Haltom City; a brother, James Miller Goodger of Fort Worth; a sister-in-law, Frankie Goodger of Fort Worth; six grandchildren, Tonia Kinkead and her husband Dan of Williamsburg, Va., Tamila McLeod and her husband David of Keller, Denise Fleming and her husband Gordan of Clifton, Va., Holli Reagan and her husband Gerald of Haltom City, Cynthia Diaz and her husband Fred of North Richland Hills and Donnis K. McMullin of Springfield, Va. and seven great-grandchildren.

McNair, Mavis Wandalene
1930-2001
Service for Mavis Wandalene McNair, 71, of Chico, was Tuesday, June 19, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Ed Norton officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
McNair died Saturday, June 16, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 22, 1930, in Brady, she was a retired teacher’s aide. She married Ken Ross McNair in April 1948, and he preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her son, Vaugh Randall McNair.
McNair was a member of the Chico Widows Club and the Chico Church of Christ.
Survivors are a son, Vern McNair and his wife, Kimberly of Chico; a daughter, Pamela Fern Wells of Chico; four grandchildren, Cindy, Jessica, Tyler and Austin; a brother, Larry Pate; and a nephew, Warren Pate.
Pallbearers were Michael Halbert, Bobby Bible, Dwain Psencik, Johnny McDaniel, Tyler McNair and Justin Hastings. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Couch, Glinn Morrow, J.L. Fitzgerald and Charlie Grill.
Wise County Messenger, June 21, 2001

McWhirter, Ruby Harder
1905-2001
Service for Ruby Harder McWhirter, 95, of Decatur was Tuesday, May 1, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Lee Roy Jackson officiated, assisted by Louis Horton. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
McWhirter died Saturday, April 28, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 15, 1905, in Palo Pinto, she was a retired nurse.
She is survived by a daughter, Oleta Duvall of Sulphur Springs; a daughter-in law, Rosemary Harder of Bedias; four stepchildren, Thelma Chumley and Danny McWhirter, both of Decatur, Ruthy Guinn and Gene Slayton, both of Fort Worth; six grandchildren, Al Jacobs, Jr., Judy McGar, Lisa Jacobs and Mary Matlock, all of Decatur, Karen Pennington of Richardson and Brenda Anderson of Denton; 11 stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wayne McGar, Tim McGar, Raymond McGaha, Bill Knox, Cecil Cross and Graig Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Gage, Bill Gage and Victor Gage.
Wise County Messenger, May 3, 2001

Meadows, Tex E.
1947-2001
Service for Tex E. Meadows, 54, of Daingerfield is pending at Roselawn Funeral Home in Seagoville.
Meadows died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001.
Born June 30, 1947, Meadows is survived by a brother Swanzy Meadows; two sisters, Annette Hartsfield and Ginger Meadows; his special family, Cyndi and Justin Couch and other loving family and friends.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 15, 2001

Medlin, Paul
1910-2001
Graveside service for Paul Medlin, 91, of Runaway Bay was Tuesday, Oct. 23, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Alvin J. Brunn officiated.
Medlin died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Houston.
Born Oct. 2, 1910, in Bridgeport, he was a retired real estate appraiser for Texaco.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrle Renshaw Medlin in 1986.
He is survived by two daughters, Medlina Medlin and Paulette Miller; four grandchildren, Paul, Melinda, Michelle and Kristina and five great grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 25, 2001

Meeks, Lillie Mae
1908-2001
Service for Lillie Mae Meeks, 93, of Chico was Friday, April 20, at the First Baptist Church in Chico. The Rev. Gerald Cox officiated. Burial followed at Cundiff Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jess Wilkins, Richard McLeod, Doug Bowyer, Bruce Wester, Bob Brown and Nobie Tucker.
Meeks died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born Mar. 19, 1908, in Jones County, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Chico, the Chico Quilting Club and the Chico Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Dean, W.Z. “Monk”, Robert and Jim Griffin and by her husband, Eschol Meeks who died May 12, 1963.
She is survived by a brother, Steve Griffin of Dumas; four sisters, Emma Lou Morrow of Wizard Wells, Melba Brown of Childress, Bonnie Murphy of Lubbock and Goldie Hoffman of Rhome and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chico Library.

Melear, Harry
1909-2001
Service for Harry Melear, 92, of Springtown was to be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Rusty Hedges was to officiate. Burial followed in the Annis Chapel Cemetery in Springtown. Pallbearers were Tracy Creamer, Mike Seaberry, Richard Kirk, Glen Pitts, Farley Bridges and Roberto Arcelay.
Melear died on Nov. 1, 2001, in Decatur.
Born on Feb. 11, 1909, he was a retired farmer and a 25 year employee of Burrus/Cargill Mills in Saginaw and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Cubby Hughart Melear. He is survived by one son, Fred Melear and wife Sara of Boyd; two daughters, Alice Creamer and husband Calvin and Jeanie Kirk and husband Royce all of Springtown; two brothers, Sam Melear of Granbury and Dewey Melear of Fort Worth; two sisters, Nora Brammer of Rhome and Ruth Seaberry of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Nov.4, 2001

Meredith, Alfred Lee
1937-2001
Service for Alfred Lee Meredith, 64, of Newark was Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. William Clark officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Meredith died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, in Newark.
Born June 17, 1937, in Direct, he married Louise Kemp on Nov. 27, 1981 in Hugo, Okla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired sheet metal worker in construction and was a member of Sheet Metal Union #68. He had lived in Newark for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Meredith; two sons, Michael and Mitch Meredith; a daughter, Marcee Bussard; three stepchildren, Ronnie Lambert, Brenda Johnson and Lana Friddle; a sister, Faye Bullard and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Cleo Barr, Glen Henry, Doug Hughes, Donnie Dyer, Leroy Burch, Jimmy Burch, Bobby Bodkin and Mike Hare.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 20, 2001

Misner, Kaylee Breann
2001
Graveside service for Kaylee Breann Misner, infant daughter of Troy and Jennifer Misner, of Rhome was Monday, April 30 at Oaklawn Cemetery.
She was born and died Saturday, April 28 in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her parents Troy and Jennifer Misner of Rhome; her grandparents Julie and Danny Harris of Azle and Steve and Cynthia Misner of Rhome and her great-grandparents Dean and Geneva Scott of Rhome.
Wise County Messenger, May 3, 2001

Mitchell, Ava Mae
1905-2001
Graveside service for Ava Mae Mitchell, 95, of Paradise was Saturday, March 17, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Mitchell died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Wise Regional Health System.
Born Oct. 1, 1905, in Morgantown, Ky., she was a retired saleslady and shoe department manager for Meyers Department Store. She had lived in the Springtown-Paradise area for 31 years where she was a member of Springtown Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, J.C. Mitchell; a son, William E. Mitchell and a granddaughter, Sandra Inglis.
She is survived by a daughter, Ava E. Back and husband J.C. of Henderson, Nev.; a son, Bobby Mitchell and wife Claudine of Paradise; a sister, Asberry McCoy of Morgantown; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Moody, Maudie Pearl
1912-2001
Graveside service for Maudie Pearl Little Moody, 88, a homemaker, was to be Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the New Salem Cemetery near Honey Grove.
Moody died Tuesday, May 29, 2001.
Born Oct. 24, 1912, in Bells, she was a homemaker. She lived in Trenton until she married Bill Moody on Nov. 2, 1933, in Sash. A resident of Borger since 1947, she moved to Azle in 1995.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Borger and had several poems published.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Eloise Collins; and a son, Johnny Elroy Moody.
Survivors are sons and daughters-in-law, Ray Gene Moody Sr. and wife Lois Leota of Paradise, and Bill David Moody Sr. and wife Carol Ann of Okeene, Okla.; a daughter, Carol Lynn Moon of Borger; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, June 3, 2001

Moore, Carver Dale
1934-2001
Service for Carver Dale Moore, 66, of Chico was Friday, Feb. 16 at Grace Outreach Church of Chico. Eddy Hooker and Richard Moore officiated. Burial followed at the Chico Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bob Finch, Eddie Brown, Jeff Brown, Mickey Hand, Tim Green and Alvin Dethloff. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Brown and Elston Baker.
Moore died Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Decatur.
Born Dec. 31, 1934 in Overton, he married Anna Loy Brown on Oct. 20, 1961 in Denver, Colo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a sales representative for Southwestern Electric Wire & Cable until his retirement in February 2000. He was a member of the Grace Outreach Church in Chico.
He is survived by his wife, Anna L. Moore; his father, Chester Reeves Cothes; a son, Richard and wife Janie Moore; a daughter, Kelli Dethloff and husband Alvin and six grandchildren, Julie, Allen, Chris, Caleb, Corrie and Kara.

Moore, Janice Annette Wilkins
1939-2001
Memorial service for Janice Annette Wilkins Moore, 61, will be Sunday, Aug. 12, at Bridgeport Care Center at 3 p.m. The Rev. Bruce Anderson will officiate.
Moore died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 4, 1939, in Vivian, La., to the late James Earlie Wilkins and Jessie Belle Hanson Wilkins, she was a retired registered nurse and a charter member of Hosanna Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Harold Wilkins and Charlie Wilkins.
She is survived by four sons, Randy Duke and Kenny Foust of Alvord, Donny Duke of North Richland Hills and Jason Wilkins of Crossett, Ark.; two brothers, DeWayne Wilkins of Lou Ann, Ark. and Dennis Wilkins of Louisiana; a sister, Jimmie Bryant of Smackover, Ark.; two granddaughters, Christine Duke of Alvord and Jasey Wilkins of Crossett; three great aunts, Wilda Vincent of El Dorado, Ark., Wynell Franks of Hot Springs, Ark. and Ethel Dean Adams of Farmerville, La. and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Hosanna Baptist Church.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 12, 2001

Moore, Jimmy Dale
1947-2001
Service for Jimmy Dale Moore, 53, of Decatur was to be Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel at 2:30 p.m. David Dickerson was to officiate with David Moore assisting. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Moore died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 11, 1947, in Fort Worth, he married Barbara Pointer on Oct. 22, 1971, in Lawton, Okla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a human resources manager for Imperial Fabrication in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Moore of Decatur; his father, T.H. Moore of Greenville; three sons, David and Brian Moore of Decatur and Stephen Moore of Phoenix, Ariz. and three brothers, Tommy Moore of Corsicana, Donnel Moore of Fort Worth and Dewayne Roberts of Yuma, Ariz.
Pallbearers were to be Stacy Bounds, Jim Renaud, Jeff Moore, Bo Barham, Phillip Brooks and Steven Warren.

Morris, Billie T.
1912-2001
Service for Billie T. Morris, 88, of Decatur, was to be Saturday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel.
Jerry Stout was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be Shae Arquitte, Barry Begeman, Tommy Dunn, Dale Morris, Jack Morris and John Wall.
Morris died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at his home.
Born Aug. 14, 1912, in Gradys Chappel, Ala., he was a mechanic for Ford Motor Company. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Morris of Decatur; three daughters, Margaret Fuqua of New York, Sallie Newberry of Decatur and Bettie White of California; a son, Billie T. Morris, Jr. of Decatur; a sister, Bettie Ballard of White Settlement; a brother, Willie B. Morris of Decatur; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Morrow, Vester Luffin
1922-2001
Service for Vester Luffin Morrow, 78, of Bridgeport was Monday, May 7, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Revs. Gary Demmitt and Sam Starr officiated. Pallbearers were Alan Green, Aaron Green, Trent Morrow, Shane Morrow, Cody Morrow, Carl Rangel, John Jackson, Wayne Babbitt and Bobby Hawkins.
Morrow died Friday, May 4, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 27, 1922, in Elmer, Okla., Morrow had been a Bridgeport resident since 1955. He was a retired maintenance contractor. He married Lois Watson on Aug. 14, 1943, in Bridgeport.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Grady and Vernon Morrow; a sister, Alice Morrow; and two grandchildren, Denella and Juanita June Morrow.
He is survived by his wife Lois Morrow of Bridgeport; two sons, Paul Morrow of Whitney and Billy Morrow and wife Sandra of Bridgeport; one daughter, Linda Green and husband Gary of Bridgeport; one brother, Glinn Morrow of Chico; a sister Edith Stone of Arkansas; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, May 10, 2001

Morton, Diana
1971-2001
Graveside service for Diana Morton, 29, of Alvord was Monday, June 4, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Gonzalo Morales officiated.
Morton died Saturday, June 2, 2001.
Born August 18, 1971, in San Antonio, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her father, Leandro Sauceda of Bridgeport; her mother, Lydia Amador of Decatur; her fiancee, Ray Valdez of Decatur; a son, Ronnie Morton of Decatur; two daughters, Brandy and Tavia Morton, both of Decatur; a brother, Johnny Sauceda of Bridgeport; two sisters, Sandra Alonso and Stephanie Breceda, both of Decatur; ex-husband, Donnie Morton of Decatur and grandparents Flortino and Elbire Marroquin of San Antonio.
Wise County Messenger, July 7, 2001

Morton, Gladys
1905-2001
Graveside service for Gladys Elizabeth Morton, 96, of Fort Worth was to be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Morton died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, in Decatur.
She was a resident of Lake Worth for 60 years, a music teacher and a retired seamstress from Leonard Brothers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Morton and two infant children. She is survived by three nephews, Jerry Watson, Charles A. Watson and Ted Watson.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 18, 2001

Mosley, Bennie Earl
1935-2001
Service for Bennie Earl Mosley, 65, of Boyd will be Monday, May 28, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Ron Liles will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery.
Mosley died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, in Tijuana, Mexico.
Born May 29, 1935, in Dublin, he married Creida Jane Gilbert on Sept. 14, 1971, in Stephenville. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of a Pentecostal church and the Boyd Masonic Lodge #479 AF&AM.
He is survived by his wife, Creida Mosley; three sons, Bennie Paul, Mark and Chris and his wife Melissa; a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Steve Wolfe; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Harold Warlow; brother, John; a great grandson, Dakota Wolfe and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Charles F. Wolfe, Jr., Jerry McEntire, Steve Wolfe, Rodney Holmes, Jeff Holder and Kenneth Morrow. Honorary pallbearers will be Farris Benham, Raymond Hart, Ed Henson, Carlos Sessions and Paul Stinson.
Wise County Messenger, May 27, 2001

Moss, Charles
1934-2001
Charles Moss, 67, of Alvord died on Oct. 12, 2001, in Alvord. He was a resort owner/operator. Born on Oct. 29, 1934 in Antwerp, Belgium, he was married to Lourdes Brioso Moss on Sept. 10, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev. No service is planned.
He is survived by his wife Lourdes and three sons, Steven Miles of Seattle, Washington, Arthur Morrie of Tyler and Edward Marshall of California.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 18, 2001

Mote, Jewel Frances Roberts
1913-2001
Service for Jewel Frances Roberts Mote, 88, of Greenwood will be Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mote died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Decatur.
Born July 5, 1913, in Chatfield to Nim Rod and Katie Evans Roberts, she attended school at Brumelow where she met her childhood sweetheart, Robert Mote.
They were married on Dec. 6, 1931, at Spring Mound Baptist Church at Rush Creek. They lived on their farm for 60 years where they raised their family, bred Jersey cows and grew gardens.
Mote raised and showed Bantams, was a 4-H Club leader for more than 30 years, was a member of the Home Extension club for more than 50 years and was poultry chairman at the Wise County Youth Fair for many years. She was inducted into the Texas Poultry Hall of Fame at Texas A&M University.
She was a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church, Eastern Star and the Wise County Historical Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996.
She is survived by three sons, W. Robert Mote and Rodney and wife Ila, all of Greenwood and Felix Mote and wife Monica of Tulia; five grandchildren, Elaine Taylor and Robert, David, Felice and Chad Mote; great-grandchildren, Andy, Barry, Morgan and Tanner; two great-great-grandchildren, Madison and Matthew; three sisters, Clois Howard and Bobbie Ashley of Greenwood and Nemmie Garrett of Alvord; and a brother, Ray Roberts of Groveton.
Memorials may be made to the Wise County Historical Society.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 21, 2001

Muncy, Anna Belle Voss
1912-2001
Graveside service for Anna Belle Voss Muncy, 89, of Slidell was Thursday, Sept. 20, at Slidell Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated. Pallbearers were H.R. Edwin, Danny, Rene and Burt Pruett and Gene Malone.
Muncy died on Sept. 17, 2001, in a Denton hospital.
Born March 23, 1912, she married the late Clarence E. Muncy on Aug. 23, 1943 in Bolivar. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bolivar Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son, Lee Muncy and his wife Penny of Slidell; a daughter, Mary Naomi Gardner and her husband Albert of Grand Saline; five grandchildren, Corrie Muncy-Lloyd and Jimmy Muncy, both of Slidell, Brad, Marion and Melynn Gardner, all of Grand Saline and five great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 23, 2001

Musgrove, Gerald Richard
1919-2001
Service for Gerald Richard Musgrove, 81, of Paradise, was Monday, Jan. 15, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated. Burial followed at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David McDougald, Cody Armstrong, Jody Bruce, Chad Boutwell, Bubby Pryor and Jeff Raley. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Pistokache and Buster Summers.
Musgrove died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born June 7, 1919, in Junction City, Kan., he had lived in Paradise since 1969. He was an inspector for General Dynamics and retired after 33 years. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the 3rd Army under General George S. Patton. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise. He married Lillian Kalenda on Dec. 20, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lillian Ruth Kalenda Musgrove; sons, Gerald E. Musgrove and wife Connie and Ralph D. Musgrove and wife Mary; daughters, Barbara McDougald and husband Wayne and Florence Armstrong; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Nabors, Burley Ray
1922-2001
Graveside service for Burley Ray Nabors, 79, of Bridgeport was Sunday, Dec. 2 at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated. Pallbearers were Bill Van Hoose, James Van Hoose, Jerry Van Hoose, Dale Van Hoose, Tommy Van Hoose and Larry Van Hoose.
Nabors died on Nov. 30, 2001, in Temple.
Born on Sept. 16, 1922, in Bridgeport he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvel and Maggie Nabors, a brother R.J. Nabors and two sisters, Mary Van Hoose and Rachel Manning.
He is survived by a son, David Britton; a sister, Jo Clark and husband Wayne of Azle and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, December 6, 2001

Nevoit, Harley E.
1928-2001
Graveside service for Harley E. Nevoit, 72, of Boyd was Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Cottondale Cemetery. Rev. Ray Cook, Jr. officiated.
Nevoit died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Savoy he served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a retired operations supervisor for TXU Electric and a former member of the Tarrant County Sherrif’s Posse.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lois Nevoit; his mother, Rheua May of Fort Worth; three sons, Mark, Joe and Jason Nevoit, all of Fort Worth; six grandchildren, Angela, Joseph, Rusty, Clint, Allison and Andrea; three great grandchildren, Avery, Jeffery and Jonathan and three stepchildren, Jimmy Wilson and his wife Nan of Cottondale, Cindy Dewberry and her husband David of Burleson and Sandra McAllister and her husband Terry of Fort Worth.

Nivens, Sue
1902-2001
Service for Sue Nivens, 98, of Bridgeport was Monday, June 18, at Alvord First Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Dye and the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
Nivens died Friday, June 15, 2001, at home.
Born Sept. 20, 1902, in Bell County, she was a retired teacher and postal clerk. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridgeport and the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Nivens, in 1985 and her parents, George and Alice Raley.
Survivors are a daughter, Marylou Conquest and her husband, J. Lee; three grandchildren, Steve Jones, Sue Ann Denton and Vicki Niblett; six great grandchildren; and a sister, Leona Hardee.
Wise County Messenger, June 21, 2001

Norman, Amanda Grace
1941-2001
Service for Amanda Grace Norman, 59, of Bowie will be Friday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church in Bowie. Dr. Larry Cox will officiate. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Norman died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Bowie.
Born May 3, 1941, in Decatur, she was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church and had lived in Bowie the past 12 years. She was a nurse’s aide.
She was preceded in death by a son, Harry Brinkley, Jr. in 1994.
She is survived by two daughters, Amanda L. Wolf of Boyd and Betty Jean Murphy of St. Peters, Mo; two sisters, Lottie Brinkley and Mary Bell Roberts, both of Bowie; two brothers, Charles David Norman of Arlington and Billy Joe Norman of Saginaw; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, May 3, 2001

Odom, James Wesley
1948-2001
Service for James Wesley Odom, 52, of Rhome was to be Sunday, April 22 in Forest, Miss.
Odom died Tuesday, April 17, 2001.
Born Sept. 27, 1948, in Hillsboro, Miss. he married Olivia Guerra on Oct. 16, 1970, in Selma, Ala. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a truck driver for Southwestern Transportation.
He is survived by his wife, Olivia Odom; his mother, Tera Huges Odom of Forest, Miss.; two sons, James Wesley Odom II and Charles Odom, both of Rhome; a daughter, Ann Marie Odom of Rhome; two brothers, Flectcher and Ricky Odom of Forest and two grandchildren.

Owen, James H.
1922-2001
Graveside service for James H. Owen, 78, of Boyd was Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Owen died Sept. 3, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 29, 1922, in Hattiesburg, Miss., he was a veteran of World War II. He retired from Tarrant County Junior College in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Belle Owen; a daughter, Cathy Constant and husband Terry of North Richland Hills; a son, Craig Owen and wife Cynthia of Boyd; two grandchildren, Michele Martin of Weatherford and John Constant of Boyd and four great-grandchildren, Michael Lee and Jennifer Matthews of Weatherford, Kyle and Keith Constant of Boyd.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 9, 2001

Pannell, Carl Franklin
1932-2001
Graveside service for Carl Franklin Pannell, 69, of Decatur was Tuesday, March 27, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery #1. Dr. Raymond Horne officiated, assisted by Dr. Van Gardner.
Pannell died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Dallas.
Born March 21, 1932, in Gadsden, Ala., he was a retired electrician with Bell Helicopter. He married Janie Cline Oct. 16, 1954, in Trenton, Ga. He was an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur, the Masonic Lodge, Scottish rite and VFW. He attended the University of Alabama and Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Cline Pannell; two sons, Gary Pannell and Greg and Kara Pannell, all of Decatur; two daughters, Kathy and Gary Post of Marshall and Karen and Alan Troup of Childress; one brother, Jerry Pannell of Sequim, Wash.; three sisters, Ann Garrett and Patsy Freeman of Gadsden and Martha Cochran of Albertville, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gary Pannell II, Chris Pannell, Jonathan Pannell, Andrew Pannell, Gary Post, Jr., Jeff Post, Cory Troup, Charles Tucker and Nicolas Pannell.

Partin, Fred L., Sr.
1913-2001
Service for Fred L. Partin, Sr., 87, of Chico will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. Graveside service will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Partin died Monday, April 23, 2001, in Chico.
Born July 28, 1913, in Parker County, he was co-owner of a retail business for 12 years and an Armour and Company employee for 25 years. He was a Methodist and a 57-year Mason.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruby Partin of Chico; three sons, Fred L. “Lanny” Partin, Jr. and wife June of Euless, Walt Partin and wife Brenda of Chico and John Partin and wife Nelda of Van Alstyne; a daughter, Gerry Gilbert and husband Richard of Llano; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Gilbert, Tim Partin, Kevin Partin, John Moren, Grant Moren and Frank Wier. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Partin and Will Partin.
The family requests memorials be made to the Chico Children’s Clothing Fund, Decatur Home Hospice or Morris Memorial United Methodist Church.

Paschall, Victor Ronald ‘Ron’
1934-2001
Service for Victor Ronald “Ron” Paschall, 67, of Bridgeport was Monday, April 2 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Revs. John Conway and Rudy Owens officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Paschall died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Azle.
Born Jan. 13, 1934, in Cottondale, he was a lifetime resident of Bridgeport. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a retired regional manager in the pipeline division of Lone Star Gas. He was a member of the Runaway Bay Baptist Church and was past president of the Springtown Optimist Club and Fort Worth Friendship RV club. He married Patsy Robertson on Nov. 17, 1978, in Colleyville.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Maurice and a sister, Sandra.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy D. Paschall; two sons, Anthony Dean Paschall and Weldon Bruce Paschall; three daughters, Beverly Ann Sharp and husband Art, Rhonda D. Esquivel and husband Lolly and Tamara G. Johnson and husband Randall; two brothers, Bill and Ralph Paschall; two sisters, Marilyn Davis and Margaret Wood; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Derl Lynn Robertson, Ricky Robertson, David Paschall, Phillip Martinez, Jeff Wood and David Wood.

Peninger, Estelle Beeson
1918-2001
Service for Estelle Beeson Peninger, 83, formerly of Bridgeport, was to be Wednesday, June 6, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. The Revs. Johnny Irish and Joe Motsenbocker were to officiate. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Peninger died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Austin.
Born April 18, 1918, in Bridgeport, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milliard Peninger; a daughter, Omega June Buckner; two stepsons, Eldon and John Peninger; two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by a son, John Leroy Beeson and his wife Arlene of Austin; two daughters, Jacquelyn Watson and her husband Kennith of Temple and Glenda Kay Smith and her husband Joe of Georgetown; two stepdaughters, Lynn Brown of Arizona and Beth Peninger of New York; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Wilford Buckner, Jeff Bazar, Jeffrey Buckner, Jody Carroll, Patrick Buckner and Clint Buckner.
Wise County Messenger, July 7, 2001

Pennartz, Kaden Cole
1994-2001
Service for Kaden Cole Pennartz, 6, of Decatur, was to be Saturday, May 19, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Father Gonzo was to officiate.
He died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 17, 1994, in Decatur, he was the son of Craig and Melissa Pennartz.
He is survived by his parents; a brother, Kase Pennartz; grandparents, Clarence and Lillian Pennartz of Decatur and Larry and Glenda Campbell of Van Alstyne; great-grandparents, Morris and Kat Campbell of Graham; and great-great-grandmother, Emma Campbell of Graham.
Wise County Messenger, May 20, 2001

Perkins, Bertha Delight
1898-2001
Graveside service for Bertha Delight Perkins, 102, of Decatur was Friday, Aug. 10, at Cottonwood Cemetery. George Wilmont officiated.
Perkins died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 11, 1898, in Cottonwood, she was a caregiver and resident of Sunny Hills Nursing Center.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 12, 2001

Perkins, Dorothy Mae
1923-2001
Service for Dorothy Mae Perkins, 78, of Decatur will be Friday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Van Gardner will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Perkins died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 3, 1923, in Fort Worth, she was a bookkeeper. She married Leon Perkins May 18, 1941, in Fort Worth and was a member of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Leon, of Decatur; a son, Don Perkins of Decatur; two daughters, Sandra Dobkins-Wilson of Palestine and Tammy Stanley of Bowie; a sister, Evelyn Jo Sharp of Bridgeport; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 22, 2001

Perkins, Ray Eugene
1921-2001
Service for Ray Eugene Perkins, 79, of Decatur was to be Wednesday, April 4, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur at 11 a.m. Ron Bird was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be Steve Perkins, Paul Perkins, Rusty Perkins, Randy Eyster, Jack Tucker and Jay Higgs.
Perkins died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 27, 1921, in Hall County, he married Imogene Farley Perkins on Sept. 20, 1941. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a retired electrical service technician.
He is survived by his sons, Mike Perkins of Fort Worth and Sherry Perkins of Decatur; a sister, Lois Melton of Memphis, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

Peters, Jack Ermal
1934-2001
Service for Jack Ermal Peters, 67, of Decatur was Friday, Nov. 30 at Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. Brad Ough officiated with Tad Billmire assisting. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Peters died Monday, Nov. 26 2001, in Decatur.
Born May 10, 1934, in Paris, Ill., Peters retired from Bell Helicopter.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne of Decatur; two sons, Michael Fry and Don Peters, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; four daughters, Karen Fry of Decatur, Susanne Doyle of Draper, Utah, Debbie Grider and Suzanne White, both of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 2, 2001

Petty, Roxie Kirkland
1907-2001
Graveside service for Roxie Kirkland Petty, 94, of Boyd was Friday, Oct. 5, at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth. The Rev. Sonny Smith officiated.
Petty died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in Decatur.
Born May 2, 1907, in Knoxville, Tenn. Petty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Thomas Kirkland, Sr., and two daughters, Clara Endicott and Betty Ruth Splawn.
She is survived by two sons, Billy Wayne Kirkland and his wife Freda of Boyd, Jessie Thomas Kirkland and his wife Kythryn of Decatur; 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 7, 2001

Pharis, Connor Jeffrey
2000-2001
Funeral was Oct. 30, in the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home in Houston for Connor Jeffrey Pharis, 1, of San Diego, Calif. His grandparents are Kennie and Christi Rottman of Paradise.
Burial was in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.
He died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, in San Diego.
He was born Aug. 1, 2000, in Houston.
He is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Jenni Pharis of San Diego; his birth mother, Crystal Perez; brother, Gregory Pharis of San Diego; grandparents, Al and Peggy Domangue of Silsbee, Kennie and Christi Rottman of Paradise and Janis Smith of Richmond.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 1, 2001

Phillips, Bertha
1920-2001
Service for Bertha Phillips, 81, a native of Alvord, was Monday, Nov. 5 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth.
Phillips died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in San Antonio.
Born May 7, 1920, in Alvord, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Don Phillips and wife Marilyn of Tucson, Ariz.; her daughter, Betty Dickens of San Antonio; grandchildren, Randolph Vance and wife Marta of Virginia Beach, Va., John Dickens and wife Laurie of Fort Worth, Micheal Phillips and wife Kathleen, Dennis Phillips and Matt Phillips, all of Joshua; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 8, 2001

Phillips, Edward Dale
1940-2001
A memorial service for Edward Dale Phillips, 61, of Alvord was to be Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Don VanNoy was to officiate.
Phillips died on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, in Alvord.
Born on June 18, 1940, in Sweetwater, he was a telecommunications technician and an Air Force veteran. He married Alice Marie Fulford on Sept. 8, 1963, in Benbrook.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Phillips of Alvord; one daughter, Wendy VanNoy of Alvord; two brothers, Bobby Joe Phillips of Fort Worth and Dwain Ford Phillips of Stillwater, Okla. and two grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 2, 2001

Phillips, Lottie Mae Reed
1898-2001
Service for Lottie Mae Reed Phillips, 103, of Decatur was Monday, Oct. 1, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Decatur.
Tad Billmire officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Phillips died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, in Decatur.
Born March 22, 1898, in Chico, Phillips was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Carroll Reed; four daughters, Geneva Boyd of Archer City, Wilma Smith of Decatur, Cleva Nell Bunnell of Mineral Wells and Virginia Renaker of Arlington; and several grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, October 4, 2001

Phillips, Willis Morine
1912-2001
Service for Willis Morine Phillips, 89, of Decatur, was Monday, Feb. 12, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pleasant Grove #1 Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Dye officiated.
She was died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 26, 1912, in Wise County, she was a retired housewife.
Survivors include a son, Larry Phillips of Decatur; four daughters, Pam Stanfield of Bridgeport, Billie Brown of Irving, Jean Powell of Houston and Kay Etheridge of Brighton, Tenn; a sister, Evelyn Walker of Duncan, Okla. and 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Scott Ethridge, Randy Ethridge, Aaron Stanfield, Chuck Oates, C.D. Phillips, Brian Keener and Zachery Woods.

Pike, Faye
1913-2001
Service for Faye Pike, 87, of Bridgeport was Friday, May 11 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Craig Cox officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Pike died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in Paradise.
Born June 30, 1913, in Paradise, she was a housewife and a member of the Cates Street Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D. Pike; her brother, W.L. Lawrence and three sisters, Viola Campbell, Alta Boring and Marie Boyd. She is survived by a son, Robert L. Lawrence and his wife Lena of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Odetta Foster of Bridgeport; two grandsons, Robert and Lance Lawrence; one great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Lawrence and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Richard Dale Bridges, Jimmy Dunlap, Russell Dunlap, David Clary, Hank Upchurch, Shorty O’Dell and Billy Campbell.
Wise County Messenger, May 13, 2001

Pipes, Leonia E.
1925-2001
Service for Leonia E. Pipes, 75, of Bridgeport will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Brother Marlin Weisner will officiate. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Pipes died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Trinity Care Center.
Born Sept. 23, 1925, in Port Arthur, she moved from Woodville to Bridgeport seven years ago. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Her husband, Walter Pipes Jr., preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Viola Harris of Aurora; a son, Willie Cropper of Woodville; nine grandchildren, Ann, Bobby, Marcy, Melonie, Paul, Michelle, Deanne and Waylon; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Deloris Parker of Silsbee.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Garman, Clifford Varnell, Willie Cropper Jr., Wade Shannon, Waylon Cropper and Chris Shannon. Honorary pallbearers will be Cade Varnell and Drake Varnell.
Wise County Messenger, June 21, 2001

Potts, Joe T., Jr.
1922-2001
Service for Joe T. Potts Jr., 79, of Fort Worth was Monday, Dec. 10, at Asbury United Methodist Church. A graveside service followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Potts died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Born July 30, 1922, in Paradise to Joe T. and Anna Lola Potts.
He graduated from Paradise High School in 1942. Potts joined the Navy in 1942 and served on the USS Idaho throughout World War II in the Pacific. He was awarded two Silver Stars and the Bronze Star while fighting in 11 major battles.
He married Dorthey May Tye in 1946. They lived in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He worked at General Dynamics as an aircraft mechanic.
He retired in 1985, after 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Reeves and a brother, Jim Tom Potts.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorthey May Potts; a daughter, Marilyn Alene Martin of Houston and husband, Dr. Jack Martin and their children, Megan and Erin; a daughter, Marsha Delaine Ames of Bedford and her sons, Matthew Snelus and Trey Ames; a son, Joseph Tatman Potts III of Kennedale and wife Linda Potts and their son, Ryan Potts; four brothers, Sam Potts of Bridgeport and Paul, Bob and Bill Potts, all of Paradise and two sisters, Naomi Caruthers of Paradise and Mary Leone of Fort Worth.
The family requests that memorials be made to The Green Oaks School for special needs children in Arlington.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 16, 2001

Powell, John E.
1916 - 2001
Service for John E. Powell, 84, of Wichita Falls was Friday, Jan. 5 at Lunn’s Colonial Chapel in Wichita Falls.
The Rev. Tom Rodgers officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery in Aurora.
Powell died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at his home.
Born June 17, 1916, in Williamson, S.C., he was a retired cabinet maker.
He worked for Breegle’s for 24 years and for Midwestern State University for 13 years. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Flo Powell, on Dec. 27, 1999.
He is survived by a sister, Evelyn Dunlap of Anderson, S.C. and a brother, William T. Powell of Iva, S.C.

Prince, Jayme Renee
1943-2001
Graveside service for Jayme Renee Prince, 57, of Bridgeport was Monday, Jan. 22, at Pleasant Grove Number 1 in Decatur. Nolan Rawle officiated.
Pallbearers were Dean Ezell, Doug Bridwell, Terry Carlton, Pat Schmidt, Dale George and Jerry Holsworth. Honorary pallbearers were David Pierce and Bobby Brazier.
Prince died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 19, 1943, in Bridgeport, she was a lifetime resident of Bridgeport and was an executive secretary for Mitchell Gas Services. She was a member of The Cates Street Baptist Church. She married Kenneth Prince on Oct. 27, 1973,in Chico.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth T. “Sonny” Prince; a daughter, Robyn Barnett and her husband Tracy of Decatur; a son, Gregg Little of Watauga; two grandchildren, Brooke and Bailey; her mother, Paula Edwards and her husband Fred; a sister, Jerry Mullins; three stepdaughters, Denise Knight, Angela Boyd and Kristen Pierce and four stepgrandchildren, Carly, Joshua and Emily Boyd and Sarah Brown.

Pritchard, Wesley
1963-2001
Service for Wesley Pritchard, 37, of Denton, was to be Friday, Nov. 16, at Denton Bible Church. Burial was to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
Pritchard died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Denton.
Born Dec. 11, 1963, in Muncie, Ind., Pritchard married Deborah Brown on Aug. 12, 1989 in Decatur. He attended Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas and served in the U.S. Army. He was a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force. He volunteered at Mercy Medical Flight and was a certified flight registered nurse. He was a registered nurse at the Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Room.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William Randal Pritchard.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Pritchard of Denton; parents Jennifer Perkins of Denton and Tony Pritchard of Indiana and his sister Kris Autry of Denton.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 15, 2001

Pyeatt, Rosetha Raven
1921-2001
Service for Rosetha Raven Pyeatt, 79, of Hurst, formerly of Bridgeport will be Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Eldon Kaker will officiate.
Pyeatt died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Irving.
Born Sept. 25, 1921, in Bridgeport, she married Valdon H. Pyeatt on Nov. 2, 1939, in Bridgeport. The couple owned and operated the first radio and TV shop in Wise County from 1945 to 1952.
She is survived by her husband, Valdon H. Pyeatt of Hurst; two sons, Jimmy F. Pyeatt and wife Cynthia of Duncanville and Gary Pyeatt and wife Diane of Fort Worth; a brother, Roland R. Raven of Bridgeport; a sister, Reba Gamble of Bridgeport; two granddaughters, Audrey Bradley and Vicki Martinez; six great-granddaughters; one niece and five nephews.
Wise County Messenger, June 24, 2001

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