Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2002
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Hachtel, Robert L.
1912-2002
Service for Robert L. Hachtel, 89, of Alvord, was held Monday, May 27 at the First Baptist Church of Sunset with Dr. Ray Vowell officiating. Burial was in Ball Knob Cemetery.
Hachtel died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Decatur.
He was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Bowie. He was married to the late Mary Kathleen Cason on May 31, 1940. Hachtel served in World War II with the 818th Division of the Army Air Corp. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sunset.
He is survived by two sons, Robert L. Hachtel Jr. of Alvord and Neal Eugene Hachtel of Decatur; a daughter, Kay Brashear of Dallas; a brother, Roland H. Hachtel of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Cora Earp and Mora Barton, both of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Ryan Hachtel, Jimmie Morales, Jammie Parker, Laura Brashear and Helena Brashear; and two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Sidney Parker.
Pallbearers were Jeff Jackson, Charlie Thomason, Charlie Jones, Biff Huddleston, Louie Lowrance, Kenneth Howerton, D.J. Rater, Jack Garrison, Frank Odom and Jim Metcalf.
Wise County Messenger, May 30, 2002

Hall, George Leon
1917-2002
Graveside service for George Leon Hall, 85, of Bridgeport was to be Saturday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Chaplain Brent Phinney was to officiate.
Hall died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 23, 1917, in Bokchito, Okla, he had lived in the Bridgeport area for the past 33 years. He had the nickname of “Windshield Wiper.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva in 1994; two sons, Leon in 1975 and Earnest in 1965 and his parents, Frank and Alice Hall.
He is survived by two sons, Donald Hall and wife Jane of Bridgeport and Wesley Hall and wife Beverly of Chico; two daughters, Rebekah Miller and husband Norman of Bowie and Deborah Greston and husband Gino of Decatur; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, August 4, 2002

Hall, Martha Ann
1938-2002
Service for Martha Ann Hall, 63, of Newark was Monday, Jan. 28, at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial followed at Dido Cemetery.
Hall died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in Newark.
Born Aug. 9, 1938, in Newark, she was a homemaker and former Avon representative.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie Ray Hall; a daughter, Sharon Thompson and husband LeRoy; her mother, Lois Davis; two sisters, Carolyn Krebbs and Pat Lewis; a brother, Alan Davis; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 31, 2002

Hamilton, Robert W. ‘Bob’, Sr.
1936-2002
Service for Robert W. “Bob” Hamilton, 65, of Chico will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at First Free Will Baptist Church in Bowie with the Revs. Larry Cox of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Bowie, Kenneth Wood of the Crafton Baptist Church in Crafton and Eddie “Bo” Johnson of the Worship Temple Church in Chico officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery in Newport.
Hamilton died June 3, 2002, in Bowie.
He was born October 10, 1936, in Freer. He married Patricia “Patti” Jones on Sept. 19, 1975, in Weatherford. Hamilton worked at Nash Hardware in Fort Worth for several years before he went to work for the James Giesecke U.S. Sport Sales in Hurst. In 1989 he moved to Chico and began ranching at the Fat H Ranch. In March 1999 he founded Gospel Hall in Bowie and operated it until December 2001. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church.
Hamilton is survived by his wife, Patti Hamilton of Chico; a daughter, Deanie Berry of Fort Worth; two sons, Robert W. Hamilton Jr. of Anahuac and Johnny B. Hamilton of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren, Jeanene Hendriz of Alvord, Nichole Duffield of Fort Worth, Byron Berry of Fort Worth, Robert Hamilton III of Burleson, Chelsea Hamilton of Smithfield, Megan Hamilton of Coppell and Conrad Hamilton of Coppell; a sister, Mary Ropers of Burleson; a brother David Reese of Flower Mound and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be David Reese, Robert Hamilton Jr., Robert Hamilton III, Brian Duffield, Byron Berry and John Hamilton.
Memorials can be made to First Free Will Baptist Church Food Bank, 505 Strong St., Bowie, Texas 76230.
Wise County Messenger, June 6, 2002

Hamm, Ina Mae
1920-2002
Service for Ina Mae Hamm, 81, of Decatur was Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel in Colleyville. Burial followed at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Hamm died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, in Decatur.
Born June 29, 1920, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hamm and a son, Clarence Hamm.
She is survived by a daughter, Marnell Fox and husband, Dennis; a son, Raymond Hamm and wife, Terry; her grandchildren, Cindy Addington, Vickie Moyers, Pattie Reynolds, Kim Hale, Tim Fox, Jeff Fox, Christy Fox, Delisa Westbrook, Ray Hamm; her great-grandchildren, Jodi Addington, Josey Addington, Jolene Addington, Jimmie Jo Addington, Morgan Fox, Logan Fox, Shelby Fox, Gabriel Fox, Tericka Westbrook, Cason Moyers, Marley Moyers, Brandon Reynolds, Rayne Reynolds, Colby Westbrook, Ridge Reynolds, Jayde Kee and Keldyn Kee.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 21, 2002

Hamm, Lois Ruth
1924-2002
Graveside service for Lois Ruth Hamm, 78, of Burleson was Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Alvord Cemetery. Rev. Mark Greenroy officiated.
Hamm died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born March 29, 1924, in Fort Worth, she was a homemaker. She married Rauls Weldon Hamm March 31, 1941, in Weatherford.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by one son, Richard Hamm of Burleson; two daughters, Paula Lowery of Haltom City and Joyce Bennett of Burleson; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Hammond, Ken
1928-2002
Service for Ken Hammond, 74, of Bowie was Friday, Feb. 22, at Fry Funeral Chapel in Bowie. The Rev. Don Haney officiated. Burial followed at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Hammond died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, in Dallas.
Born Feb. 17, 1928, in Flint, Mich., he was a carpenter. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Bowie, the VFW Post 8789 in Bowie and The American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arline Hammond; a son, George Hammond and a brother, Clar Hammond.
He is survived by his wife, Helen E. Hammond; four sons, Kenneth Hammond Jr. of Justin, Bill Hicks of Houston, Paul Hicks of Bridgeport and Jim Tom Hicks of Bowie; five daughters, Nancy Vanhorn, Vickie Mitchell and Kimberly Valadez, all of Michigan and Cindy Lewis and Nancy Hicks, both of Bowie; four brothers, Glen Hammond of Detroit, Mich., Fred Hammond and Bob Hammond, both of Michigan and Bill Hammond of Alabama; five sisters, Mable Knight of Michigan and Etta Scarbough, Nellie Lyons, Betty Sessions and Shirley Savage, all of Mississippi and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 24, 2002

Hancock, Carroll Cleo
1938-2002
Service for Carroll Cleo Hancock, 63, of Paradise was Aug. 20, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Chaplain Gentry Castleman and Rev. Michael Wiltcher officiated. Burial followed at Hog Branch Cemetery near Boyd.
Hancock died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Chico.
Born Nov. 3, 1938, in Mize, Miss., he was a retired printer and had lived in the Paradise community since 1976. He married Dorothy Jean Hudson on Oct. 14, 1967, in Jackson, Miss. He was a member of the Victory Family Church in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his wife in May 2002; his parents, Clifton and Winnie Hancock and a sister, Peggy Hankins.
He is survived by four daughters, Becky King and husband Dale of Forest, Miss., Debbie Johnson of Fort Worth, Darlene Lindsey and husband Larry of Chico and Judy Scroggins and husband Russell of Boyd; a son, Billy Turner and wife Lisa of Sweeney; 10 grandchildren, Renea Shepard and husband David, Dwayne Taylor and wife Marsha, Sammy Taylor, Amber Galloway and husband Rowdy, Steven and Greg Denney, Aubrey Turner, Stancy Denney, Keri Turner and Robert Dale King; five great-grandchildren, Jason, Jasmine, Rebekah, Zara and Gabe Taylor; a brother, Allen Hancock of Columbus, Miss.; a sister, Ruby Mulvihill of Memphis, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Joe Evans, Dickie Dunn, Art Davis, Harold Denney, Rick Denney and Ernie Downs.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 22, 2002

Hancock, Dottie
1945-2002
Service for Dottie Hancock, 57, of Paradise, was Tuesday, May 21, at Victory Family Church in Decatur with the Rev. Allen Bates, Chaplain Gentry Castleman and the Rev. John Hancock officiating. Burial was in Hog Branch Cemetery.
Hancock died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Bridgeport.
She was born Feb. 20, 1945, in Clarksdale, Miss. She married Carroll Hancock Oct. 14, 1967, in Jackson, Miss. She was a member of Victory Family Church.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Billy Turner and his wife Lisa of Sweeney and Stan Denney and his wife Kathy of Boyd; four daughters, Becky King and her husband Dale of Forest, Miss., Debbie Johnson of Fort Worth, Darlene Lindsey and her husband Larry of Chico and Judy Scroggins and her husband Russell of Boyd; a brother, Norman Sparks and his wife Linda of Boyd; 10 grandchildren, Renea Shepard and her husband David, Amber Galloway and her husband Rowdy, Dwayne Taylor and his wife Marsha, Sammy Taylor, Steven Denney, Greg Denney, Aubrey Turner, Stancy Denney, Keri Turner and Robert Dale King; and five great-grandchildren, Jason, Jasmine, Rebekah, Zara and Baby Taylor.
Wise County Messenger, May 23, 2002

Hanson, Judith Ann
1937-2001
Service for Judith Ann Hanson, 64, of Decatur will be Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur. Dr. Cecil Threadgill and Rev. Kevin Moore will officiate. Burial will follow at the Sycamore Cemetery.
Hanson died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 24, 1937, in St. Paul, Minn., she married Gene Hanson on May 19, 1956 in Long Beach, Calif. She moved to Texas in 1981. During her career, she worked as a hospital administrative secretary, owned a restaurant and was self-employed as a trucking broker. She served as a school board president and on many community and church committees. She was also a member of Sycamore Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband; her children, Judene and Laura Hanson of Decatur and Harlow Hanson and his wife Ronda of Madison, Neb. and four grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Jordan and Morgan Hanson, all of Madison.
Pallbearers will be Arvel Hubbard, James Hubbard, Chuck Eubanks, Dick Mayfield, Charles Pitts and Marvin Saunders.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 17, 2002

Hardee, Florence
1916-2002
Service for Florence Hardee, 85, of Burleson and a native of Decatur, was Monday, Jan. 7, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth.
Hardee died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, in Decatur.
Born June 1, 1916, in Decatur, Hardee retired from General Dynamics after 26 years as a chauffeur in the transportation department. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson and the Esther Sunday school class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Murrill Hardee in 1997, and by her brothers, Floyd, Sam and Dick Lambert.
She is survived by her daughters, Mae Jolene Smith of Burleson and Marlene Henricks of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, Janet Nabours of Montague; a stepson, Tom Hardee of Saginaw; one brother, O.W. (Sonny) Lambert of Levelland; four sisters, Ruby Smith of Denton, Lorene Dickinson of Washington state, Billie Underwood of Sanger and Betty Caraway of Midland; 14 grandchildren, including Rick, Steve, Mickey, Donald and Renee McMaster of Decatur; 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 10, 2002

Hargrove, Donald Lloyd
1928-2002
Service for Donald Lloyd Hargrove, 73, of Bridgeport, was Monday, July 8, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The Rev. Ray Rogers officiated.
Hargrove died Friday, July 5, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born July 26, 1928, in Elk City, Okla., he was a member of the Professional Rodeo Circuit and was a World Champion bare backrider in 1953 and 1954. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the First Assembly of God in Chico.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Weines.
He is survived by his son, Cole Hargrove and wife Shawna of Graford; daughter, Beth Kinsey and her husband Raymond of Nashville, Ark.; sister, Patty Price; and four grandchildren, Dustin, Tanner, Ashley and David.
Wise County Messenger, July 9, 2002

Harms, James Lee
1925-2002
Memorial service for James Lee Harms, 77, of Boyd, was Monday, July 8, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial was at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Harms died Friday, July 5, 2002, in Boyd.
Born February 17, 1925, in Paradise, he was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the First Christian Church in Paradise. He retired from Continental Oil. He married Frances Albritton Jan. 11, 1998 in Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Bobbye Gentry Harms, son Jimmy Harms and sisters Etta Lorene Reid, Catherine Bowman and Helen Hartsell.
Pallbearers were Charles Sanders, Robert Ferrier, Don Jackson, Mike Hartsell, Milton Harms and Jim Stegall.
He is survived by his wife, Francis Albritton Harms of Boyd; daughter, Darla Daniel of Bridgeport; grandsons, Bryant and Jordan Daniel of Bridgeport; stepson, Glenn Albritton and step-grandchildren, Jeremy, Cassandra and Ashley.
Wise County Messenger, July 9, 2002

Harris, Ann L.
1923-2002
Service for Ann L. Harris, 79, of Chico was to be Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Paul Alexander was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Harris died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 9, 1923, in Clayton, Okla., she married Dewy Lee “Dude” Harris on Aug. 1, 1942, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the Chico 42 Club and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a son, Dewey Harris Jr. of Chico; a daughter, Mary Ellen Smith and husband Billy of Euless; six grandchildren, Terry, Susan, Tina, Barbara, Lonnie and Brian; 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy Thompson of Mena, Ark.
Pallbearers were to be Terry Harris, Raymond Thompson, Billy Manuel, Lonnie Smith, Michael Nix and Brian Smith.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 8, 2002

Harris, Teddy Joyce
1943-2002
Service for Teddy Joyce Harris, 58, of Chico was Friday, Jan. 18, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gary Beard officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terry Hand, Terry Harris, Lonnie Smith, Brian Smith, Michael Nix and Calvin Morales.
Harris died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Decatur.
Born March 21, 1943, in Athens, she was a homemaker and had lived in Chico for the past 32 years. She married D.L. Harris April 19, 1970, in Decatur. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Heard.
She is survived by her husband, D.L. Harris of Chico; her mother, Shirley Brown and husband Foy of Paradise; two brothers, Robert Heard and wife Roseanne of Boyd and Roy Heard and wife Charlene of Paradise; a sister, Portia Hobbs and husband Gary of Mabank; two daughters, Susan Manuel and husband Billy of Denton, Tina Thompson and husband Raymond of Chico; a stepson, Terry Harris and wife Pam of Alvord and seven grandchildren, Chaeley and Cody Bridges, Billy and Demira Manuel, Brandon Thompson and Holly and Haylee Harris.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 20, 2002

Harris, Weldon D.
1941-2002
A memorial service for Weldon D. Harris, 61, of Decatur was Friday, April 26, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with David Ruark officiating.
Harris died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his home.
He was born Jan. 9, 1941, in Sweetwater.
He married Jo Ann Brownlee on Aug. 27, 1987, in Decatur. He operated a janitorial service.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Weldon Dudley Harris, Jr., of Mineral Wells; a daughter, Rhonda Gail Jackson of Tijeras, N.M.; a brother, Mario Harris of Comanche; a sister, Belva Jordan of Odessa; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, April 28, 2002

Harvey, Gwen
1927-2002
Service for Gwen Harvey, 75, of Wichita Falls was to be Saturday, Aug. 17, at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney. Scotte Clark, minister of the Hamilton Street Church of Christ was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Restland Cemetery.
She was the mother of Walter Harvey of Decatur.
Harvey died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 8, 1927, in Dodson to the late W.S. “Pat” and Maude (Bradshaw) Patterson, she was a retired administrative secretary for Eureka Life Insurance Company and then worked for Great Western Directories. She was a member of the Church of Christ and had lived in Wichita Falls for 55 years.
She is survived by two sons, Walter Harvey of Decatur and Jeff Harvey of Olney; three sisters, Mahoma Mann of Plainview, Polly McCormack of Wichita Falls and Ruby Holland of Brandon, Miss.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 18, 2002

Harvey, Larry Lee
1956-2002
Larry Lee Harvey of Dallas died Monday, June 10, 2002.
He was the uncle of Joan and Lee Vileta of Rhome and the great-uncle of Jay and Ryan Vileta of Rhome.
He was born in New Albion, N.Y. In 1956, he married Mary Peckham Harvey in Bradford, Pa.
He attended school in Randolph, N.Y. and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
He was formerly employed by Owens Illinois and Bradford Hospital.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Brian Patrick Harvey of Girard, Pa.; two daughters, Diane Harvey and Colleen Harvey, both of Dallas; four grandchildren; four sisters, Althea Newton of Forestville, N.Y., Norma Waite of Union City, Pa., Colleen Wallace of Dallas and Constance Peckham of Bradford, Pa.; and two brothers, Raymond Harvey of Lesistion, N.Y., and John Wallace of Dallas.
The family asks that donations be made to VA North Texas Health Care System, 4500 South Lancaster Road, c/o Recreation Service 11-K, Dallas, Texas, 75216.
Wise County Messenger, July 4, 2002

Hays, Bruce Mitchell ‘Running Bear’
1963-2002
Service for Bruce Mitchell “Running Bear” Hays, 39, of Boyd was Monday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd. The Revs. J.B. Rock and Robert Worley officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Hays died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born May 20, 1963, in Tahlequah, Okla., he was a truck driver and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Keller; a brother, Furmin Hays and his parents, Duce and Peggy Carey.
He is survived by his wife, Shellie Hays of Boyd; the mother of his children, Anita Hays of Boyd; a son, Joshua Hays; two daughters, Tiffany Hays and fiance Loyd and Brittany Hays; a brother, Raymond Hays and wife Mellisa; two sisters, Glenda Aery and husband Michael and Brenda Rhoudes and husband Robert; a sister-in-law, Nancy Hays; five half-brothers, Willie, Norman, Jody, Billy and Timothy Carey; a half-sister, Rebecca Drywater and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were John Hatley, R.J. Hays, Terry Hines, Buddy Hatley, Joe Hatley, Rodney Splawn, James Levingston and Raymond Hays.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 19, 2002

Hays, Furmin Lloyd
1952-2002
Service for Furmin Lloyd Hays, 49, of Boyd, was to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd with the Revs. Darryl Hatley, Robert Worley and Sam Keener officiating. Burial was to be in Boyd Cemetery.
Hays died Sunday, April 21, 2002, in Decatur.
He was born Oct. 13, 1952, in Tahlequah, Okla. He marrIed Nancy Hatley Dec. 1, 1977, in Miami, Okla. He was a carpenter and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Paul and Peggy Ruth Hays, and a sister, Ruth Keller.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Jason Lloyd Hays; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hines and her husband Terry; two brothers, Raymond Hays and his wife Mellisa and Bruce Hays and his wife Shelli; three sisters, Glenda Aery and her husband Michael, Brenda Hays and Anita Hays; and two grandchildren, Taylor and James.
Pallbearers were to be Raymond Hays, R.J. Hays, Bruce Hays, Don Doyle, Josh Hays and Jo Hatley. Honorary pallbearers were to be Michael Brown, David Hatley and Timmy Hatley.
Wise County Messenger, April 25, 2002

Hays, Thomas Burton, Jr.
1914-2002
Service for Thomas Burton Hays, Jr., 87, of Bridgeport was Friday at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Bo Blakey and the Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiating. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery.
Hays died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in Decatur.
He was born July 20, 1914, in Bridgeport, the son of Thomas Sr. and Mary Bertie (Hartsell) Hays. He married Latrell Denton on June 19, 1978, in Decatur. He worked as a funeral director for Hawkins and Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home for 50 years. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport, the Shriners and Scottish Rite for 50 years and was active in the Masonic Lodge 53 years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Melvina “Strawberry” Greagston Hays, three brothers, four sisters and a stepson and stepdaughter.
He is survived by his wife; two stepsons, Lee Roy Reasoner and his wife Yvonne, and Dennis Reasoner; seven step-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Troy Hays, Fred Hays, Carl Hays, Hermann Hays, Russell Combs, Nolan Combs and Buddy Combs.
Wise County Messenger, March 31, 2002

Henderson, Stuart
1907-2002
Graveside service for Stuart Henderson, 94, of Decatur was Friday, Jan. 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated.
Henderson died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in Decatur.
Born March 28, 1907, in Kimball County, he was a rancher. He married Virginia Renshaw in 1929 at Menard.
He is survived by a son, Jimmy Henderson of Decatur; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 13, 2002

Hern, Joseph Porter
1917-2002
Graveside service for Joseph Porter Hern, 85, of Fort Worth was Monday at Aurora Cemetery.
Hern died Friday, May 24, 2002, in Fort Worth.
He was born March 20, 1917, in Galveston to Robert and Eva Hern. He served in the Pacific during World War II with the U.S. Marines. Hern was a retired technician with Bell Helicopter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Hern; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three sisters and one brother.
He is survived by two daughters, Peggy Harvey and her husband Harold of Fort Worth and Patsy Chance and her husband Bill of Boyd; a brother, Harvey Hern and his wife Marie of La Marque; a sister, Deloris Robinson of Galveston; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to Aurora Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 253, Rhome, Texas 76078.
Wise County Messenger, June 2, 2002

Hinshaw, Wayne Valton
1934-2002
Service for Wayne Valton Hinshaw, 68, of Denton, father of Vince Hinshaw of Paradise and Cullen Hinshaw of Decatur, was Monday, July 22 at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel with Ryan Morrison officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery.
He died Friday, July 19, 2002, in Denton.
Hinshaw was born January 27, 1934, in Brown County. He was a retired accountant with Texas Power and Light. He was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge. He was active in many civic organizations.
Hinshaw was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Joan Hinshaw.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Renee Jesse Hinshaw; two sons, Vince Hinshaw of Paradise and Cullen Hinshaw of Decatur; a daughter, Marianne Lee of England; a brother, Jerry Hinshaw of Stephenville and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Josh Gutierrez, Allan Hinshaw, David Douglas, Donnie Autry, Eric Vincent, Kevin Vincent, Mack Vincent and Robert Rodden.
Wise County Messenger, July 25, 2002

Hodge, Pauline Thomas
1919-2002
Service for Pauline Thomas Hodge, 83, of Irving was Thursday, Aug. 8, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Steve Weeks officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Hodge died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, in Irving.
Born Feb. 17, 1919, in Alabama, she was a retired cashier from Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. She was a member of Central Church of Christ in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Josie Sigars Thomas; eight sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna J. Davis of Irving and Sherry L. Hodge of Laurel, Md. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Steven Simmons, Ronald Walker, Donald Walker, Bobby Joe Walker, Gary Walker and Jim Brennan.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Hodges, Billye
1929-2002
Service for Billye Hodges, 72, of Runaway Bay will be Thursday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Runaway Bay. Rob Flippen of Oklahoma City will officiate.
Hodges died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in Decatur.
Born July 14, 1929, in Quanah, she was a homemaker and worked as manager in the hotel and restaurant industry. She married Gaines Clifford Hodges Dec. 13, 1946, in Quanah. She had lived in Runaway Bay since 1972.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaines Clifford Hodges in November 1971.
She is survived by a son, Larry Hodges and wife Debbie of Decatur; one daughter, Gayle Hodges of Decatur; a sister, Dorothy Simpson of Dallas; three granddaughters, Kelli Suddeth of San Angelo, Juli Butler of Decatur and Tabitha Fearn of Morgan, Utah.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 14, 2002

Hogue, Jacky J.
1936-2002
Graveside service for Jacky J. Hogue, 66, of Decatur will be Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Hogue died Friday, June 28, 2002, in Decatur.
Born March 22, 1936, in New Mexico, he was a retired truck driver. He married Betty Jean Hudson Dec. 28, 1963, in Decatur. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Marine veteran.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jacky Carter of Alvord and James Carter of Lewisville; a daughter, Donna Lawson of Decatur; two sisters, Bobby Wyatt of Fayetteville, Ark., and Mora Sue Roycraft of Mesquite; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, June 30, 2002

Holland, Jonivee
1922-2002
Service for Jonivee Holland, 79, of Boyd was Thursday, Jan. 31, at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Stephen Richardson officiated. Burial followed at Keeter Cemetery.
Holland died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 14, 1922, in Tishomingo, Okla., she attended Southeastern State College at Durant, Okla. and the University of Oklahoma at Norman. She worked for the Corps of Engineers at Denison during the construction of Lake Texhoma and later for the city of Amarillo.
She married Lloyd E. Holland Nov. 7, 1945, in San Antonio. The couple moved to Tulia in 1959 where they managed Gusler Products for several years. During the early 1970s, Holland worked at the Swisher County Clerk’s office and in 1974, she and her husband became owners of Swisher Ambulance Service. The couple retired in 1987 and moved to Boyd in 1994. She is best remembered for her deep involvement in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA and the Business and Professional Women’s Club where she was recognized as Woman of the Year in 1970. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Holland; two sons, Charles E. Holland and wife Debbie of Hutto and Billy G. Holland and wife Melinda of Quanah; one daughter, D’Ann Johnson and husband Mark of Boyd; three granddaughters, Crimson Dawnivee Jimenez and husband Matt of Austin, Kristen Holland of Hutto and Rachel Holland of Quanah; three grandsons, Jonathan Johnson of Boyd, Kyle Johnson of Austin and Nathan Holland of Quanah; one great granddaughter, Maya Jimenez of Austin; several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 3, 2002

Holt, Jennie
1921-2002
Service for Jennie Holt, 76, of Aubrey was to be Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Cooper Creek Baptist Church in Denton. The Rev. Bobby Bryan was to officiate. Burial was to follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Holt died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in Denton.
Born July 24, 1921, in Chico to Datus and Lora Nell Tompkins Gann, she was a housewife. She married H.F. Meeks on Nov. 7, 1942. She married Harold Holt on July 3, 1964, in Decatur. She was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church of Chico in 1939 and was a member of the Cooper Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, H.F. Meeks, her second husband, Harold Holt in 1998 and a daughter, Ann Biggerstaff.
She is survived by two daughters, Nita Davis and Jean Beard, both of Aubrey; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 10, 2002

Hooe, Mary Ellender
1908-2002
Service for Mary Ellender Hooe, 94, of Decatur was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hooe died Sunday, Oct. 20 in Decatur.
Born Feb. 1, 1908, in Fort Worth, Hooe was a Baptist, and she married Claude Jackson Hooe. She was associated with the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth as a house mother for 46 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Hooe of Decatur; a daughter, Jackie Tidwell of Farris; two brothers, Billy Joe Clay of Fort Worth and Robert Lewis Clay of Duncanville; a sister, Bernice Burress of North Richland Hills; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Chris and Tony Law, John Spurgeon and Michael, Shawn and Stephen Hooe.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Hooper, Brent Ellis
1971-2002
Graveside service for Brent Ellis Hooper, 30, of Springtown was Friday, Feb. 1, at Springtown Cemetery.
Hooper died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in Springtown.
Born March 12, 1971, in Fort Worth, he was a plumber. He was a resident of Springtown most of his life and was a member of the Agnes Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son, Jake Hooper of Springtown; mother, Susan Hooper of Paradise; brother, Jim Hooper of Decatur; sister, Janise Hooper of Paradise; grandparents, Cathryn Townsend and Jo Ann Hooper, both of Wichita Falls and two nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 3, 2002

Hopkins, Nannie Pearl Coffey
1909-2002
Service for Nannie Pearl Coffey Hopkins, 92, a native of Slidell will be Thursday at the Harrell Funeral Home in Austin. Burial will follow Friday at 2 p.m. at Slidell Cemetery.
Hopkins died Monday, March 25, 2002, in Austin.
She was born July 30, 1909, in Slidell, one of 14 children of Aurelius Coffey and Jesse Edna Bryant. She married Jesse Allman Hopkins June 7, 1930. She grew up on a farm where she not only worked around the house but also worked in the fields driving a team of horses or mules to plow, plant, cultivate and harvest field crops. She was a noted baker. She moved to Austin in 1980 where she was “Grandmother” to her family, as well as some 10 other children she cared for at various times. She was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975 and a daughter, Patricia.
She is survived by one son, Joe R. Hopkins and wife Emma Williams Hopkins; three grandchildren, David Joe Hopkins and wife Elaine, Jerry Nix Hopkins and wife Debra and Robin Gay Vogel and husband Paul; six great-grandchildren, Wesley David, Wendy Diane, Jess Allen, Justin Andrew, Russell Kneel and Paula Kay, all of Austin; one sister, Lonell Garrett of Rosebud, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, March 28, 2002

Hopkins, Roberto Reyes
1937-2002
Service for Roberto Reyes Hopkins, 65, of Fort Worth will be Thursday, July 18, at 10 a.m. at Guardian Funeral Home in Fort Worth. He formerly practiced law in Decatur.
Hopkins died Monday, July 15, 2002, in Fort Worth.
He was born Jan. 25, 1937, in Fort Worth and was a graduate of Paschal High School, Harvard College and the University of Texas-Austin Law School. He taught Spanish at Tulane University, the University of Vermont, the University of Texas-Austin and Hollins College in Virginia. He retired after 10 years of service with the Texas Department of Human Resources.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Dabney Hopkins.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Guelma Brown Hopkins; a son, Robert Eliot Hopkins; his mother, Hermelinda R. Hopkins, all of Fort Worth and two brothers, Gregory R. Hopkins and Joseph A. Hopkins.
Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth.
Wise County Messenger, July 18, 2002

Hoppe, Frances Pearl
1918-2002
Service for Frances Pearl Hoppe, 83, of Denton, formerly of Lake Kiowa was to be Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.
Burial was to follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. She was the sister of Marie Kurklin of Decatur.
Hoppe died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in Denton.
Born June 6, 1918, in Reagan, she served in the U.S. Navy from March 1945 until May 1946.
She was stationed in Washington D.C. in parachute rigging and riveting. She married John E. Hoppe in 1947 in Garland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Hoppe in 1991.
In addition to her sister, she is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 14, 2002

Horton, Dora Louise
1924-2002
Graveside service for Dora Louise Horton, 77, of Wichita Falls, was Tuesday, April 23, at the Chico Cemetery in Chico. She was the sister of Ed Culverhouse of Chico.
Horton died Sunday, April 21, 2002, in Wichita Falls.
She was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Crafton. She was a retired state hospital employee. A resident of Wichita Falls for 51 years, she was a member of the Faith Village Church of Christ. She married William Curtis Horton in 1988. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Hubert Crick and a sister, Barbara McClurg.
She is survived by a son Larry Carlisle and wife Joyce of Irmo, S.C.; two daughters, Mary McKay and her husband Johnny of Gilmer and Betty Faulkner and her husband James of Wichita Falls; a brother, Ed Culverhouse of Chico; eight grandchildren, Travis Splinter, Roger McKay, Randy McKay, David Faulkner, Jerry Wayne Pesterfield, Angela Coen, Deborah Moer and Melie Carlisle; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.
Wise County Messenger, April 25, 2002

Horton, Gilda Dale
1926-2002
Graveside service for Gilda Dale Horton, 76, of Stanton was to be Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Cemetery in Curry County, N.M. Rev. David Harp of the First Baptist Church in Stanton was to officiate.
Horton died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in Chico.
Born Sept. 17, 1926, in Clovis, N.M., she had lived in Stanton the past seven years. She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stanton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Daniel Horton on May 25, 1995, and her son, James Clay Horton.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Moran and husband Larry of Chico; three brothers, Jimmy, Jerry and Mike Trower; four sisters, Jean Vaughn, Pat Denny, Glenda Harrison and Pam Ledgewood; two grandchildren, Shane Harless and Tracey Fryar and husband Craig and two great-grandchildren, Logan and Austin Fryar.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Houtchens, Helen Lewis
1919-2002
A memorial service for Helen Lewis Houtchens, 83, of Bridgeport was to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Demmitt and Dr. Bill Higgins were to officiate.
Houtchens died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 11, 1919, in Burkburnett, she was the daughter of T.E. “Red” and Annie Mae Lewis of Electra. She graduated from Electra High School in 1936, married William Bryan Houtchens June 25, 1937, and moved to Wilbarger County where they farmed and ranched in the Elliott (Bugscuffle) community for 40 years. They moved to Bridgeport 25 years ago, and she became an active member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; a son, Joe Wayne Houtchens in 2001 and a grandson, Bryan Clay Houtchens.
She is survived by a daughter, Aretes Huckabee and husband Eddie of Bridgeport; foster daughter Connie Burk and son Steven of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Nelsey Houtchens of Bridgeport; a brother, Bill Lewis of Electra; in-laws, Hershel and Lela Rea Wilson and Eudena Lewis, all of Electra and Eunice Lewis of El Paso; three grandsons, Todd Huckabee and wife Bonnie of San Angelo, Michael Houtchens of Bridgeport and Monty Houtchens of Dickenson; four granddaughters, LeAnn Spence and husband Howard of Lubbock, Michelle Taylor and husband Andy of Decatur and Cheryl Bond and Dana Jo Houtchens of Dickenson and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church in her memory.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 12, 2002

Howard, Maxine
1921-2002
Service for Maxine Howard, 81, of Valley View was to be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Sonny Cole was to officiate the service assisted by Morris Freeman. Burial was to follow at New Harp Cemetery in Montague County.
Howard died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, in Muenster.
Born Oct. 28, 1921, in Oklahoma, she married J. P. Howard Aug. 19, 1939, in Greenwood. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband May 2, 1999.
She is survived by five daughters, Anita Thayer of Valley View, Betty Walters of Ruston, La., Mary Brown of Hurst, Ann Meister of Lancaster, Calif., and Karen Barger of Keller; one brother, Willard Freeman of Forestburg; one sister, Pauline Clark of Bowie; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Drew Barger, Mark Thayer, Wayne Walters, Whit Walters, Kenney Brown, Ben Barger and Matt Barger.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 24, 2002

Howard, Pauline Amanda
1909-2002
Services for Pauline Amanda Howard, 93, of Saginaw were to be Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Saginaw with burial in Alvord Cemetery in Alvord. Jim Edwards and Glen Bell were to officiate.
Howard died Sept. 16, 2002, in Whitney.
Born March 21, 1909, in Nocona, she was a retired employee and assistant postmaster of the Saginaw Post Office for 20 years. She was a licensed funeral home director for 50 years and a member of the First Baptist Church in Saginaw. She was a Sunday school teacher, choir director and Bible class teacher. She was married to Clyde Howard for 54 years until his death in 1984.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Gibson, and a sister, Chloma Lorraine Hatch.
She is survived by three sons, Bob and his wife Evelyn Howard of Laguna Park, Mike and his wife Martha Howard of McKinney and Pat and his wife Bonnie Howard of Farwell; a brother, Joe Gibson of Stillwater, Okla.; seven granchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe, Tom and Jeff Howard, Mike Wellman, Bud Starnes and Jerry Reed.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 19, 2002

Hudson, Linda Sue
1946-2002
Service for Linda Sue Hudson, 55, of Decatur was Oct. 25, at Immanuel Baptist Church, with the Revs. Louis Horton and Lee Roy Jackson officiating. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scotty, Michael, Bennie and B.J. Stark, Richard Green and Lee Largent.
A switchboard operator for Wise Regional Health System. Hudson married Jimmie Derrell Hudson March 17, 1967, in Decatur. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Jimmie and son Jimmie Dewayne Hudson of Decatur; son, Shawn Dwight Hudson of Sunset; daughter, Kay Berk of Concordia, Kan.; brother, Bobby Stark of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Hudson, Utoka
1917-2002
Service for Utoka Hudson, 84, of Paradise, was to be Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Gerald Cleveland and Gary Beard were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Walker, Donald Fitzgerald, Tommy Fitzgerald, B. J. Fitzgerald, Bobby Shepard and Marion Weger.
Hudson died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 7, 1917, in Bridgeport, Hudson lived in the Paradise community for 49 years. She was the retired owner/operator of Hudson Grocery in Paradise. She married John Elmer Hudson Aug. 16, 1941, in Decatur. She was a member of the Paradise Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, John Elmer Hudson; two sons, Johnny Hudson and wife Sue and James Hudson and wife Sharron; her grandchildren, Karen Ravon, Keith Hudson and Ashley Hudson; great-grandchildren, John Duke and Word B. Hudson and Raychel Ravon; her brother, J. L. Hoss Fitzgerald; her sisters, Dona Shepard and Pauline Shannon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 17, 2002

Huerta, Jorge Luis Rosales
2002
Graveside service for Jorge Luis Rosales Huerta, son of Maria Huerta of Decatur and Jorge Alberto Rosales Rodriquez, was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in Oaklawn Cemetery with Deacon Art Casias officiating.
The child was stillborn on Wednesday, April 24, 2002.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Hosa and Aurelia Huerto of Decatur and Juan and Anna Rodriquez of Gainesville.
Wise County Messenger, April 28, 2002

Hughes, Geraldine
1933-2002
Graveside service for Geraldine P. Hughes, 68, of Alvord was Monday at the Crafton Norwood Cemetery in Crafton with Earnest Patterson officiating.
Hughes died Saturday, April 12, 2002, at her home. She married Jack Eugene Hughes Feb. 5, 1949, in Bay Saint Louis, Miss. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Jack Clifford Hughes of Alvord and Jon Erin Hughes of Balsora; three daughters, Carroll Lynn Stephenson of Park Springs, Kathy Rynn Rieke of Vienna, S. D., and Allison Margo Lawson of Mesquite; a brother, Albert Patterson of Alvord; a sister, Frances Layton of Kilgore; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, April 18, 2002

Hughes, Kimberly Kay
1964-2002
Service for Kimberley Kay Hughes, 38, of Paradise will be Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. George Dyer will officiate, assisted by Joe Motsenbocker. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation was to be Sunday, Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home.
Hughes died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 9, 1964, in Bridgeport, she was a homemaker. She married Randy Hughes on Dec. 17, 1982, in Bridgeport and was a member of First Baptist Church in Paradise.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Watkins; her son, Shiloh Hughes and her daughter, Afton Royse.
She is survived by her husband, Randy Hughes of Paradise; father, Willie Watkins of Paradise; one brother, Johnny Watkins of Paradise; three sisters, Carolyn Largent, Shirley Ritchey and Binky Gentry, all of Paradise and one grandson, Jagr Blaze Royse.
Pallbearers will be her nephews Brody Gentry, Jacoby Gentry, Nick Ritchey, Bubba Ritchey, Chad Largent and Caleb Watkins.
Memorials may be made to The Watkins and Hughes Family Fund, Account No.0330115005, c/o First American Bank Bridgeport, P.O. Box 428, Bridgeport, Texas, 76426.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 22, 2002

Hughes, Shiloh Buck
1988-2002
Service for Shiloh Buck Hughes, 14, of Paradise will be Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. George Dyer will officiate, assisted by Joe Motsenbocker. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation was to be Sunday, Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home.
Hughes died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in Paradise.
Born Sept. 27, 1988, in Fort Worth, he was an eighth grade student at Paradise Middle School. He played football and basketball. He was a straight A student.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kim Hughes; his sister, Afton Royse and his grandmother, Joyce Geneva Watkins.
He is survived by his father, Randy Hughes of Paradise and grandparents, Willie Watkins of Paradise and Anita Hughes of Justin.
Pallbearers will be his cousins Brody Gentry, Jacoby Gentry, Nick Ritchey, Bubba Ritchey, Chad Largent and Caleb Watkins.
Memorials may be made to The Watikins and Hughes Family Fund, Account No.0330115005, c/o First American Bank Bridgeport, P.O. Box 428, Bridgeport, Texas, 76426.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 22, 2002

Hunn, Reba Moses
1902-2002
Service for Reba Moses Hunn, 99, of Boyd was to be Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Jimmy Withers was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Hunn died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, in Arlington.
Born Aug. 26, 1902, in Burnet to Dayton and Daisy Moses, she and her family moved to Fort Worth where she received her formal education. Her father was an attorney in Fort Worth. She married Toney Hunn and the couple built a home on their farm near Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Jack Hunn.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Hunn of Arlington; a daughter-in-law, Melva Hunn of Pottsboro; four sons, Terry T. Hunn and wife Alicia of Round Rock, Van T. Hunn and wife Jane of Fort Worth, Russell Hunn and wife Marilyn of Richardson and T.R. Hunn and wife Mary of Boyd and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 18, 2002

Idell, Jaunita Faye
1931-2002
Service for Jaunita Faye Idell, 70, of Aurora, was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hurst officiating. Burial was to be in the Aurora Cemetery.
Idell died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Decatur.
She was born Nov. 20, 1931, in Decatur. She married Clyde Idell Dec. 27, 1946, in Decatur. She was a member of the Abundant Life Worship Center in Newark. She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Tresia Kelly and her husband Dan of Aurora; a brother, Harold Joe Norris and his wife Charlene of Decatur; a sister, Pauline Ward of Aurora; two grandchildren, Toni Richardson and Dan Kelly, both of Aurora; and five great-grandchildren, Melissa Richardson, Kaitlynn Richardson, Lauren Kelly, Zachary Kelly and Catherine Kelly.
Pallbearers were to be Robert Miles, Dennis Richardson, Jack Posey, Larry Spraberry, Bob Tidwell and Roy Blackwood. Honorary pallbearers were Ysbel Garcia Jr. and Paul Taylor.
Wise County Messenger, April 21, 2002

Ille, Vincent John
1917-2002
Service for Vincent John Ille, 84, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Father Gonzalo Morales was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Grandfield Cemetery in Grandfield, Okla.
Pallbearers were to be the Knights of Columbus.
Ille died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born March 15, 1917, in Sterling, Okla. he was a retired superintendent for oil refineries. He married Bernice Maureen Meaders May 7, 1939, in Waurika, Okla. He was a member of The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife; his son, John Michael Ille of Alisoviejo, Calif.; his daughter, Janice Ille of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 24, 2002

Inabnett, Lilia Maxine
1914-2002
Graveside service for Lilia Maxine Inabnett, 87, of Decatur was Friday, Jan. 25, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
The Rev. Rusty Hedges officiated.
Inabnett died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in Decatur.
Born March 3, 1914, in Decatur, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William T. Inabnett.
She is survived by two sons, Chris Inabnett of Dallas and Bill Inabnett of Daingerfield; one sister, Virginia Sensibaugh of Gainesville and four grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 27, 2002

Irving, Eva Deloris ‘Dee’
1924-2002
Service for Eva Deloris “Dee” Irving, 77, of Natalia, a former Bridgeport resident, was to be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Irving died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at her home following a long illness.
She was born June 15, 1924, in Comanche. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and Bridgeport before moving to Natalia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Edna McDonough; and two brothers, Medford McDonough and Billie Rayh McDonough, all of Comanche.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Irving; two daughters, Madelyn Anglin and her husband, Larry and Joy Eskew and her husband, Jimmy; two sisters, Dora Chandler and Betty Melton; and five grandchildren, Jan Carter, Diana Parkhill, Troy Clayton, Larry Allen Anglin and Jimmy George Anglin; and seven great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, April 11, 2002

Israel, Velma
1911-2002
Service for Velma Israel, 90, of Alvord was Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Bill Cleveland officiated, assisted by Terry Bryan. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove No. 3 Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary Pitts, Kevin Lumsden, Danny Neighbors, Randy Neighbors, Keith Bailey, Kent Bailey, Jonathan Shaw and Robert King.
Israel died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, in Alvord.
Born Feb. 23, 1911, in Hickory, Okla., she was married to the late James B. Israel in 1967, in Decatur.
She is survived by a son, T. F. Lumsden of Sulphur Springs; five daughters, Armetta Pitts of Chickasha, Okla., Doris Neighbors of Alvord, Barbara Bailey of Sulphur Springs, Pat Endres of Alvord and Janell King of Vernon; 15 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 21, 2002

Jackson, Al
1953-2002
Service for Al Jackson, 48, of Sanger was to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Denton Baptist Temple with burial to follow at Aurora Cemetery in Aurora. Rev. George Anderson was to officiate.
Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in Denton.
Born Dec. 2, 1953, in Decatur, he was an electrician.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Jackson of Sanger; parents, Lee Roy and Dorothy Jackson of Rhome; two daughters, Julie Renee’ Jackson of Bridgeport and April Stubblefield of Sanger; one brother, Ronald Lee Jackson of Houston and two grandchildren, Caitlin Campbell and Dylan Stubblefield both of Sanger.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 8, 2002

Jackson, Gladys Dilks
1925-2002
Funeral for Gladys Dilks Jackson, 76, of Paradise was to be Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2:30 p.m.at First Baptist Church in Paradise. George Dyer and Joe Motsenbocker were to officiate.
Jackson died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, in Decatur. Born Sept. 27, 1925, in Oklahoma, she was a homemaker.
Pallbearers were to be Phil Haynes, Roger Burrow, Jimmy Begeman, Gerald Stinnett, Loal Wilson, Marc Moore, Lonnie Adams and Mitch Fedrick. Burial was to be at Paradise Cemetery.
Jackson is survived by a niece, Cindy Sallee and husband Bob and a nephew, M.J. “Jack” Dilks and wife Dayna, all of Kansas.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Jackson, William ‘Bill’ Franklin
1922-2002
Service for Captain William “Bill” Franklin Jackson, 80, of Paradise was Thursday, July 25 at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. Burial followed in the Bishop Cemetery in Lipan.
He died Monday, July 22, 2002, in Paradise.
Jackson was born April 7, 1922, in Floyd County to Garvin Rawley Jackson and Mary Ruby Hall Jackson. He was a 1940 graduate of Floyd High School.
He served in the Army Air Corps from October 1942 through 1946. He married Jeanelle Holder on Jan. 11, 1948, in Weatherford.
Jackson was a captain for Delta Airlines, and he retired after 30 years of service on Jan. 31, 1982.
Jackson was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanelle Jackson; three sons, William F. Jackson II, Robert Willis Jackson and Bryan Keith Jackson; a daughter, Jan Jackson Cosgrove; a brother, Garvin Rawley Jackson Jr. and a sister, Mary Ann Hermann.
Wise County Messenger, July 28, 2002

James, Michael Carl
1947-2002
Graveside service for Michael Carl James, 55 of Fort Worth, was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Dr. Thomas O. Brumett was to officiate.
James died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 4, 1947, in Decatur, he worked as a pipeline inspector for Exxon Mobil Oil and was a member of Roanoke VFW Post #5074 and Brothers of the Third Wheel-International Trikers Association. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his mother, Geraldine James of Princeton; a sister, Linda Duke of Farmersville and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Jenkins, A. S. ‘Jeep’
1921-2002
Service for A.S. “Jeep” Jenkins, 80, of Paradise was Friday, Jan. 25, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Revs. Joey Vick and M.L. Milton officiated. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bud Bishop, Ben Taylor, Levi Taylor, Clayton Green, Mike Jenkins and Tommy Weatherly.
Jenkins died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Decatur.
Born March 30, 1921, in Chico, he was a lifetime resident of Wise County and was the retired owner of Jenkins Scrap Metal. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He was a former Bridgeport City Councilman. He was also a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Charlottie Jenkins; his wife, Caroline in 1975; his brother, Wesley and sisters Vera Mae Boring and Hazel Sheffield.
He is survived by three sons, Albert “Bubba” Jenkins and wife Charlsa of Odessa, Joe Jenkins and wife Carol of Paradise and David Jenkins and wife Tanya, also of Paradise; two daughters, Lindsey Smith and husband Ronnie of Bridgeport and Charlotte Chapman and husband Paul of Paradise; three brothers, H.M. Jenkins, E.E. “Red” Jenkins and E.B. “Bo” Jenkins; a sister, Ruth Narramore; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 27, 2002

Jennings, Carol Ann Faith
1943-2002
Memorial service for Carol Ann Faith Jennings, 58, of Decatur will be Friday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Jerry Stout will officiate. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Jennings died Saturday, March 23, 2002, in Decatur.
Born July 10, 1943, in Decatur, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She married the late Tex Jennings in Oklahoma in 1988.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Faith Ann Range.
She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Williams of Decatur and Terry Crowley of Leo; a brother, David Brent Faith of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, March 28, 2002

Jennings, T.O.
1916-2002
Graveside service for T.O. Jennings, 85, of Rhome was held Tuesday, June 11, at Aurora Cemetery with the Revs. Lee Roy Jackson and Jimmy Withers officiating.
Jennings died Saturday, June 8, 2002, in Decatur.
He was born July 14, 1916, in Springtown. He married Juanita Cobb Jennings Jan. 1, 1936, in Rhome.
Jennings retired as an assembler from General Dynamics.
He was a member of Aurora Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Jennings in December, 2001; his parents, Tommie Oliver Jennings and Naomi Darter Jennings and two brothers.
He is survived by 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, Ga.; six grandchildren, Greg, Missy, Jerry, Michael, Matthew and Gracie; six great-grandchildren and two sisters, Callie Mae Green and Faye Williams.
Wise County Messenger, June 13, 2002

Johnson, DeAlva Shelton
1925-2002
Service for DeAlva Shelton Johnson, 77, of Boyd was to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Cuba Road Church in Bridgeport. Rev. Joey Vick and Rev. Joe Motsenbocker were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Thomas Cemetery.
Johnson died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 in Decatur.
Born Nov. 6, 1925, she was a housewife and a member of the Cuba Road Church in Bridgeport. She married Tom Johnson Jan. 30, 1940, in Jacksboro.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Valton and Darrell Shelton and a sister, Loetta Curtis.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Tom Johnson; two daughters, Brenda Mills and husband Jack of Tacoma, Wash., and Becky Unger and husband Joe Bob of Boyd; two sons, Carl Johnson and wife Melinda of Bryan and Ronny Johnson and wife Sharon of Boyd; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Buck Johnson, Kelly Baker, Thomas Unger, Mark Limerick, Joe Lyn Galloway, Kenneth Galloway and Lonnie Galloway. Honorary pallbearers were to be Chris Johnson, U.D. Vick, Tom Pendergrass, Willie Vick and Jonathon Dennis.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Johnson, Katie Lee
1912-2002
Graveside service for Katie Lee Johnson, 89, of Nocona will be Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg. C.E. “Sonny” Cole will officiate.
Johnson died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, in Nocona.
Born April 11, 1912 in Sunset, she was a cook. She married Dean Johnson Jan. 11, 1932. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Forestburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996.
She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Monroe of Forestburg; a son, Bobby Johnson of Forestburg; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 21, 2002

Johnson, Vada B.
1915-2002
Graveside service for Vada B. Johnson, 86, of Rockwall and formerly of Aurora, will be Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at Aurora Cemetery.
Johnson died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, in Rockwall.
Born May 27, 1915, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy L. Johnson.
She is survived by three sons, Jerry McGill of Dallas, Ronnie Davidson of Garland and Buddy Davidson of Berryville, Ark.; a daughter, Deeta Malett of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Cleo Walker of Big Spring; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, May 5, 2002

Jones, Beatrice Barker
1910-2002
Service for Beatrice Barker Jones, 92, of Bridgeport was Thursday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Jones died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 11, 1910, in Bridgeport, she had lived in Trinity Independent Living Center for the last four years.
She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters and her husband of 65 years, Paul.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Newton of Bridgeport; her sisters-in-law, Polly Jones Smith of Oklahoma City and Pauline Barker of Garland; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, March 10, 2002

Jones, Charles White
1918-2002
Service for Charles White Jones, 84, of Sulphur Springs, formerly of Wise County, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Fred Lewis and Dr. David Hardage will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Jones died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, in Sulphur Springs.
Born Aug. 14, 1918, in Raleigh, N.C., he once served as a music minister in several Wise County churches and taught music, drama and speech at Decatur Baptist College from 1951 to 1965. He received bachelor and master degrees from Bob Jones College and a master degree in religious education from Southwestern Theological Seminary. He started his music ministry in Rossville, Ga. After a one-year position at William Jennings Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., he returned to Dallas Baptist University in the fall of 1966, retiring in 1983. He continued his music ministry in Irmo, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Riddick Jones.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Chuck Jones and Judy Jones of Sulphur Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Terry Childers of Orange; a brother, Buck Jones of Durham, N.C.; a sister, Mary Frances Roscoe of North Port, Fla.; grandchildren, Lisa Shell Allan and Chris Allan of San Marcos, Courtney Childers of Huntsville, Graham and Wilson Jones of Sulphur Springs and Justin and Jeanna Childers of Fort Worth and three great-grandsons, Parker, Cooper and Miles Allan of San Marcos.
Pallbearers will be Buel Berry, J.N. Owens, John Sharber, Tommy Johnston, Chris Allan, Terry Childers, Graham Jones and Wilson Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be the Joy Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Foreign Missions offering or to the North East Texas Choral Society, P.O. Box 66, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75483.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 10, 2002

Jones, Juanita
1936-2002
Service for Juanita Jones, 66, of Fort Worth was Friday, July 5, at the Chapel of Chimes in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Burial followed at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Jones died Monday, July 1, 2002.
Born Jan. 22, 1936, in Paradise to Homer and Myrtle McBride, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Marshall Jones; three daughters, Barbara Russell of Irving, Rhonda Dunn of Fort Worth and Beverly Isham and husband Jim of Azle; four grandchildren, Stacy Tinsley and husband Joseph, Jason Isham, Tracy Dunn and Cody Dunn and a great-grandson, Jacob Alexander Tinsley.
Wise County Messenger, July 7, 2002

Jones, Julia
1906-2002
Service for Julia Jones, 96, of Decatur was Friday, May 17, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rusty Hedges officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Jones died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Decatur.
She was born April 1, 1906, in Fuloa. She was a bookkeeper and a Baptist. She married Dorrel Pierce Jones in May 1930. He and a daughter, Janice Wadding, preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Dorrel Fred Jones and wife Cuca of Decatur and John Paul Jones and wife Kay of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Stephen Jones, David Jones, B.J. Hudson, Allen Cocanougher, Craig Shaw and Gerald Lanier.
Wise County Messenger, May 26, 2002

Jones, Samuel Hueston
1911-2002
Samuel Hueston Jones, 91, of Decatur died May 20, 2002, in Bridgeport. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Jones was born Feb. 26, 1911, in Section, Ala.
He was a retired construction worker. He was married to Bess Wilson in Marietta, Okla. She preceded him in death in 1989.
Jones was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the military police.
He is survived by a son, Tom Jones of Springtown; a daughter, Jane Carroll of Decatur; three grandchildren, Thom Locke and his wife Debra, Monica Jones and Sam Jones; and two great-grandchildren, Zackery and Noah Locke.
Wise County Messenger, May 23, 2002

Jones, Wanda Lee
1954-2002
Graveside service for Wanda Lee Jones, 48, of Bellville, Ark., mother of Johnny King of Boyd, was Tuesday, July 9, at Boyd Cemetery. Steven Barnard officiated, assisted by Wayne Karr.
Jones died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, in Hot Springs, Ark.
Born June 27, 1954, in Little Rock, Ark., she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James C. and Lona Buggar; a brother, Mark Buggar and two sisters, Sandra Robinson and Joyce Buggar.
She is survived by her husband, Bryan Jones; three sons, Johnny King of Boyd, Billy Wayne Nowlin of Fort Worth and Paul King of Bellville; two brothers, James C. Buggar Jr. of Fort Worth and Brent Buggar of Decatur; a sister, Paula Lynch of Conroe and two grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth and Destiny Michelle King of Boyd.
Wise County Messenger, July 9, 2002

Jordan, Vernie Lee ‘V.L.’
1913-2002
Service for Vernie Lee (V.L.) Jordan, 89, of Bridgeport was Monday, April 15, at the Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiating. Burial was in East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Jordan died Friday, April 12, 2002, in Dallas. He was born Feb. 13, 1913, in Rayland. He served in the Coast Guard in World War II. He was a retired owner/operator of L.P. Gas Services. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Russell Jordan in 1993. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Provence, three brothers and four sisters. He was a Methodist.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Johnson and Coleta Pittman; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Davis, Keith Stinnett, Tommy Salazar, Ronnie Barnes, Richard Albert and James Nielson.
Wise County Messenger, April 18, 2002

Kelley, Velma Cloe
1911-2002
Service for Velma Cloe Kelley, 90, of Bridgeport was Monday, Feb. 25, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Price Everetty , Bill Arrington, Melvin Meadows, Coy Cleveland, Embry Hines and Tommy Mann.
Kelley died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born May 16, 1911, in Wise County, she had resided in Bridgeport since 1946. She was a homemaker.
She married Earl Kelley Dec. 22, 1934, in Decatur. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport, the Garden Club and Bridge Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Kelley, who died on Feb. 19, 1997, and by 13 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Kelley and wife Viva of Miami; three grandchildren, Pamela, Kimberly and Damon and five great-grandchildren, Aaron, Allison, Katherine, Kelley and Katelyn.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 28, 2002

Kemp, James Phillip
1979-2002
Service for James Phillip Kemp, 22, of Newark was Monday, July 1, at Grace Baptist Church in Newark with the Revs. David Isabell, Jeff Tackett and Cabel Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Aurora Cemetery.
He died Thursday, June 27, 2002, in Newark.
Kemp was born November, 24, 1979, in Beeville. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Newark.
He is survived by his parents, Morris Bee and Alta Marie Kemp of Newark; four sisters, Gay Lynn Bodkins and her husband Bobby, Rita Kay Burch and her husband Willy, Shirley Jean Bitner and Cynthia Troutman; two brothers, Louie and Joseph Troutman; grandparents, Billy and Annie Campbell; a nephew; two nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Mark C. Cleveland, Michael J. Cleveland, John R. Cleveland, Steve Tackett, John Wolfe, David Garcia, Ferman Sifventez and John Ladd.
Wise County Messenger, July 4, 2002

Kennedy, Gary ‘Butch’
1941-2002
Graveside service for Gary “Butch” Kennedy, 60, of Boyd was to be Saturday, Jan. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Azleland Cemetery.
Kennedy died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born June 11, 1941, in Dublin, Kennedy was previously employed with a general contractor at Lockheed Martin.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Perry Kennedy; mother, Otis Juanita Kennedy and brother-in-law, Billy Ray Lee.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Jane Kennedy of Boyd; sisters, Anita Joyce Lee of Reno and Mary Margaret Williams and husband Roy of Boyd; brothers, Rickey Lee Kennedy and Boyce Earl Kennedy and wife Toni, all of San Angelo; his sons, Gary Wayne Kennedy and wife Karen of Benbrook, Kenneth William Kennedy and wife Dee-Dee of Fort Worth and Michael James Bullard and wife Katie of Fort Polk, La. and one daughter, Crystal Michelle Bullard of Boyd.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 6, 2002

Kennon, Ronald Philip
1941-2002
Service for Ronald Philip Kennon, 61, of Decatur will be Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. at Coker Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Bono Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home.
Kennon died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in Decatur.
Born May 12, 1941, in Cleburne, he was a retired salesman.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie C. Kennon and his parents, John T. and Claudia Belle Kennon.
He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Kennon of Decatur; a daughter, Pamela Sue Harris and husband Randy of San Antonio; two brothers, John Wesley Kennon of Cleburne and Walter C. Kennon of Pattison; three grandchildren, Corey Ingram of New York City and Crystal and JW Martin of Cleburne and three step-children, Mike Allen of Salt Lake City, Justin Horton of Decatur and Sean Martin of Cleburne.
Pallbearers will be Ricky and Randy Thurston, Andy Williams, Alfred Kennon Jr., Johnny Beam, Wayne Ellis and Tommy Cogdell. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Barton, Dick McClendon and Randy Harris.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Hospice of North Texas, 2201 South Farm Road 51, Suite 500, Decatur, Texas, 76234.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 13, 2002

Killough, Morris
1921-2002
Memorial service for Morris Killough, 80, of Muleshoe were held June 29, at the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe. Burial was in Muleshoe Memorial Park. Rev. Stacy Conner and Weldon Killough, Morris’ nephew, officiated.
Morris was the brother of Betty Remmele of Paradise.
He died Thursday, June 27, 2002, in Muleshoe.
Born Aug. 7, 1921, in Fort Worth, he married Savannah Truelock on Aug. 17, 1952, in Pea Ridge, Ark. They moved to Muleshoe after living several years in Christoval. He served in the Merchant Marines and was a prisoner of war during World War II. He was a member of the Ex-POW Association and the American Ag Movement and was also a volunteer firefighter.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Bush and two brothers, Weldon Killough and Bill Killough.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Glen Killough of Post, Noble Killough and David Killough, both of Muleshoe; three daughters, Shirley Kubecka of Seminole, Joy Glover and Jonice Pollard both of Muleshoe; six sisters, Jimmilee Coffee of Midland, Louise Bush and Doris Jones both of Rising Star, Mary Fisher and Ruby Parker both of Brownwood and Betty Remmele of Paradise; three brothers, Donald Killough of Farwell, Floyd Killough of Rising Star and Warner Killough of Weatherford; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to American Ex-Prisoners of War, 3201 E. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 46, Arlington, Texas, 76010, or the Muleshoe Area Home Healthcare, 708 S. First, Muleshoe, Texas, 79347.
Wise County Messenger, July 4, 2002

King, Dorothy M.
1944-2002
Service for Dorothy M. King, 58, of Decatur was Monday, Nov. 25 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Ron Bird officiated and burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
King died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 11, 1944, in Liberty, she was a retired teacher’s aide. She married Gene King July 28, 1984, in Johnson City, and she was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Darwin Gene King of Decatur; two sons, Jimmy Moore of Johnson City and David King of Decatur; two daughters, Tammy Caldwell of Yuma, Ariz., and Cathy King of Lewisville; three brothers, Kenneth Norman of Tuscola, Arnold Norman of Odessa and Troy Norman of Graham and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jim Richards, Dan Wright, Jason Richards, Bennie King and Jerry King.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 28, 2002

King, Johnny Arley
1934-2002
Service for Johnny Arley King, 68, of Irving was to be held at 2 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 20 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Burial was to follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
King died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in Irving.
Born March 18, 1934, in Base Line, Okla., King retired from American Airlines after 37 years. He married Gretchen Hough on Nov. 19, 1965, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dovey (Pool) Norton King and two wives, Sharon Wichtendahl Mayhan and Margaret Shepard Levelle.
He is survived by his wife, Gretchen King of Irving; four daughters, Suzanna Main, Lisa Chasak, Nikki Burt and Kary King; a brother, Lloyd Bruce Norton; one nephew, Charles Norton; seven grandchildren, Rusty, Amanda and Whitney Burt, Ryan and Kristin Chasak and Marc Alcorn and Brenna King.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Kroksh, George A.
1921-2002
Memorial service for George A. Kroksh, 80, of Decatur was Tuesday, July 2 at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
He died Sunday, June 29, 2002, in Decatur.
Kroksh was born September, 8, 1921, in Tremonton, Utah. He was a retired vice-president of Consolidated Freightways. He married Lore Miner on Nov. 24, 1989, in Las Vegas. He served three terms of service in the military. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army Airforce as a pilot in World War II in the South Pacific (Guam). He served in the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1952, flying paratroopers out of Japan to Korea. Kroksh also served in the Vietnam conflict by flying troops and supplies to Vietnam. When not on active duty, he served in the Air Force Reserve. Kroksh was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lore Miner Kroksh of Decatur; two sons, Jay Kroksh of Utah and Thomas Miner and his wife Ann of Decatur; four daughters, Jane Skipworth and Becky Irland and her husband Mark of Decatur, Gina Walters and her husband Kelly of Palm Coast, Fla., Mona McCollough and her husband Tony of Grandview, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, July 7, 2002

Lamance, Goldie Gerldine ‘Jeri’
1928-2002
Funeral for Goldie Gerldine “Jeri” Lamance, 73, of Boyd was Sept. 4, at Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth.
Lamance died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, in Bedford.
She was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Bluefield, W.V.
She is survived by her husband, Windell Lamance of Boyd; three daughters, Deborah Morgan of Morgantown, W.V., Sheri Morgan of Maryland, Thresa Smith and husband Albert of Bedford; granddaughter Bonnie Morgan of Belford; and great-grandsons Garrett Morgan and Tyler Goebel.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Lawson, James Earnest
1968-2002
Service for James Earnest Lawson, 34, of North Richland Hills is at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens.
He was the grandson of Ernest and Mary Lawson of Chico.
Lawson died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, in Burleson.
Born July 8, 1968, in Arlington, he was a construction supervisor.
He is survived by his father, C.E. “Butch” Lawson and wife Anna of North Richland Hills; mother, Elms and husband, Eddie of Burleson; sister, Linda Smith and husband, Denver of Joshua; step-brothers, Jeff Elm of Fort Worth, Chris Elms of Kentucky and Ronnie Elms of Arizona; step-sister, Cindie Cummings of Fort Worth; grandparents, Odessa Stagner of Keene and Ernest and Mary Lawson of Chico.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 29, 2002

Leavell, Mary Rebecca
1919-2002
A private service is planned for Mary Rebecca Leavell, 82, of Springtown.
Leavell died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, in Decatur.
Born April 1, 1919, in Coleman, she was a retired waitress and a member of the Independent Christian Church in Joplin, Mo.
She is survived by two sons, Eddie Wayne Leavell and wife Linda of Boyd and Billy Alden Leavell of Springtown; a daughter, Marcia Marilyn Vilk and husband Bob of Brinfield, Ohio; a sister, Sharon Cabell of Houston; nine grandchildren, Tammy, Jeffrey, Erica, Marcie, Vernon, T.J., Aerial, Chance and Dylan; six great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Jessica, Alexandria, Joseph, Steven and Brianna; five nieces and two nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 28, 2002

Lee, Retha ‘Granny’
1910-2002
Service for Retha “Granny” Lee, 92, of Wizard Wells was to be Saturday, Oct. 5, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with burial in Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. Sonny Smith was to officiate. She was a former resident of Paradise.
Lee died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, in Dallas.
Born Sept. 26, 1910, in Henderson County, Lee retired from the Bridgeport Sewing Room as a seamstress. She was a member of the Wizard Wells Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion S. Lee; her daughter, Iva Dell Milton; four sons, L.M. Lee, J.F. Lee, Kenneth Lee and Feryl Lee; two grandsons, Leonard Dewayne Lee and Carl Wayne Lee and one great-grandson.
She is survived by two sisters, Estelle Davenport of Grand Prairie and Evelyn Wilcox of Provo, Utah; 17 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren,
Pallbearers were to be Frankie Lee, David Lee, Ronald Lee, Bobby Lee, Danny Lee, Tim Ramsey, Scott Lee, Josh Ramsey and Jason Ramsey.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 6, 2002

Leggett, Avis Ruth
1927-2002
Service for Avis Ruth Leggett, 75, of Newark was Monday, June 10, at the Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Douglas Acklie officiating. Burial was in the Aurora Cemetery.
Leggett died Friday, June 7, 2002, in Fort Worth.
She was born April 27, 1927, in Yantis. She was a housewife and married Charles Leggett April 24, 1948, in Mertzon. He preceded her in death in 1992. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newark.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emma Gilbreath; three sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by a son, Michael Leggett; a daughter, Margaret Leggett; five grandchildren, Michelle, Andrea, Eric, Matthew and Austin; one great grandchild; a brother, Art Gilbreath and a sister, Doris Collier.
Pallbearers were Tom Collier, Dicky Smith, Charles Busby, Gary Augustine, Doug Gilbreath and David Gilbreath.
Wise County Messenger, June 13, 2002

Leija, Abel
1940-2002
Service for Abel Leija, 61, of Sunset was Monday, June 10, at Christian Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. James Hurst officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery.
Leija died Friday, June 7, 2002, in Sunset
He was born June 20, 1940, in Martha. He was a self-employed welder. He married Feliciana Sosa in February, 1958.
Leija was preceded in death by his parents, Jo and Inez Banda Leija and a son, Michael Leija in 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Feliciana Leija; six sons, Jesse Leija and wife Teresa of Boyd, Raymond Leija and his wife Carlotta of Boyd, George Leija and his wife Pam of Decatur, Paul Leija and his wife Deana of Chico and David Leija and Robert Leija and his wife Melanie, all of Boyd; two daughters, Monica Simmons and her husband James of Decatur and Alma Leija of Boyd; five brothers, Joe, Johnny, Daniel, Larry and Richard Leija; four sisters, Rosie, Maria, Paula and Irene Leija; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Joe Leija, Johnny Leija, Daniel Leija, Larry Leija, Richard Leija and Eddie Hutto.
Wise County Messenger, June 13, 2002

Lester, Wanda Marie
1916-2002
Service for Wanda Marie Lester, 86, of Decatur was Monday, Oct. 14, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Lester died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in Austin.
Born May 1, 1916, in Greenwood, she married Stallard H. Lester on April 1, 1941. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur and the Decatur Quilting Club. She was the owner and operator of a hair salon.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997.
She is survived by her son, Leland Lester of Austin and two grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 17, 2002

Lewis, Margaret Lucille
1914-2002
Service for Margaret Lucille Lewis, 87, of Cundiff was to be Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m., at the Cundiff Baptist Church. The Rev. Billy Rhone was to officiate assisted by the Rev. Milton Capps. Burial was to follow at Newport Cemetery.
Lewis died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Cundiff.
Born July 23, 1914, in Newport, Lewis was a homemaker. She married H.H. Lewis Aug. 31, 1929, in Duncan, Okla. She was a member of the Cundiff Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H. H. Lewis Sept. 4, 1992, and a daughter, Patsy L. Lewis June 9, 1937.
She is survived by her son Elzie Lewis and wife Ann of Jacksboro; four grandchildren, Gevern Lewis and wife Ronda, Lynette Shelton and husband Ricky, Greg Lewis and wife Jenilynn and Laurie Plaster and husband Todd; seven great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Lindsey, Michael and Landon Lewis and Laken, Lanna and Leah Plaster.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 24, 2002

Lewis, Morris Edwin
1931-2002
Service for Morris Edwin Lewis, 70, of Runaway Bay was to be Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Rev. Johnny Irish was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Eternal Oaks Cemetery in Runaway Bay.
Lewis died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Decatur.
Born July 11, 1931, in West Monroe, La., he was a retired assistant superintendent for Mitchell Energy Gas Plant. He was a member of the Runaway Bay Mens Golf Association, Loyal Order of Moose and the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. He married Margie Caskey on March 6, 1953, in Homer, La.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1997 and his parents, Commodore and Illa (Whatley) Lewis.
He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Lewis Read and husband Duane of Decatur; four brothers, Dan Lewis and wife Vivian, Dalton Lewis and wife Dorothy, Jerry Lewis and wife Laverne and Charles Lewis and wife Rogene; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Burton and husband Pierce and Faye Erwin and husband Ralph; three brothers-in-law, Ira Caskey and wife Gloria, Gary Caskey and wife Frances and John Caskey and wife Melissa; a grandson, Jason Read and wife Tiffany of Decatur and a great-grandson Triston Read.
Pallbearers were to be Jason Read, Mark Martin, Don Erwin, Frank Trail, Vernon Slocomb, Chuck Tanner, Jack Eison and Leon Farmer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Wise County Messenger, July 14, 2002

Lipsey, Garland Ray ‘Buck’
1912-2002
Former Wise County Commissioner Garland Ray (Buck) Lipsey, 90, of Decatur died August 4, 2002. Lipsey had served as Precinct 1 Commissioner serving the Decatur, Slidell and Greenwood areas from 1964 to 1976.
Funeral was Tuesday at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Lipsey was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ. Ryan Morrison conducted the funeral.
Lipsey was preceded in death by his wife Velma G. Bennett, whom he married in March 1936 and his wife Nancy Burtis Renshaw, whom he married in 1986. He was also preceded in death by a son, James Bennett Lipsey.
He is survived by his sons Garland Ray Lipsey, Jr. of Decatur and John (Dickie) Lipsey of Garland and step-sons Ted Renshaw of Lewisville and Steven Renshaw of Japan.
Other survivors include his sister, Mary Kate Courtney of Palestine and a brother, Murvil R. Lipsey of Broaddus and a special friend, Jean East of Decatur as well as nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Isham, Tim Fletcher, Robert Troxell, Alford Talley, Don Niblett, Wayne East and Herbert White.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 8, 2002

Little, Mabel Bernice
1912-2002
Service for Mabel Bernice Little, 89, of Decatur was Tuesday, April 23, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur with Dr. Rusty Hedges officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
Little died Monday, April 22, 2002, in Decatur.
She was born Oct. 15, 1912, in Lewisville. A homemaker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur. She married Melvin C. Little in 1932 in Wise County. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Melvin B. Little of Decatur; a daughter, Lillian Sattawhite of Decatur; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Frankie Claborn, Tommy Neal, Joshua Neal, Jacob Neal, Philip Floyd, James Sattawhite, Melvin Bert Little and Melvin Clay Sattawhite.
Wise County Messenger, April 25, 2002

Logue, James W. ‘Dub’, Jr.
1935-2002
Graveside service for James W. “Dub” Logue Jr., 67, of Decatur was Monday, Dec. 9 at Sand Hill Cemetery in Wise County. Billy Hughes officiated.
Logue died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 5, 1935, in Wichita Falls, he was a retired electrical mechanic for Bell Helicopter where he worked for 20 years. He married Ann Sims Nov. 29, 1997, in Decatur. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Grace Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; one son, James W. Logue III of Hillsboro; two step-sons, David and Danny Sims, both of Decatur; one daughter, Cheryl Ann Bread of Fort Worth; one step-daughter, Kasondra Ann Hughes of Decatur; two sisters, Velma Kee and Lucy Grifford, both of Wichita Falls and seven grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 12, 2002

Lowry, Katheryn Marie
1909-2002
Funeral for Katheryne Marie Lowry, 93, of Boyd was Monday, Dec. 16 at the Church of Christ in Boyd. Steve Weeks officiated and burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Lowry died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 21, 1909, in Denison, she was a housewife and member of the Boyd Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Lowry; a brother, Fred Young and a sister, Ruth Fain.
She is survived by one son, Bill Kidd Sr. and wife Annette of Boyd; four grandchildren, Kim McGilvray and husband James, Billy Kidd Jr. and wife Elizabeth, Bret Kidd and wife Kristin and Brannon Kidd and wife Christy and five great-grandchildren, James, Katheryne, Sarah, Bear and Kaitlyn.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 19, 2002

Luna, Alexandra Renee
2002
Graveside service for Alexandra Renee Luna, 22 days old, of Rhome was Monday, July 22, 2002 at Aurora Cemetery in Aurora with Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
She died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in Dallas.
Luna was born June 25, 2002, in Dallas to David and Dayna Hood Luna.
She is survived by her parents, David and Dayna Luna of Rhome; a brother, Ryan Luna; two sisters, Rachel and Ashley Luna; grandparents, Janice Hood and Guillermo and Juana Luna; great-grandfather, Ervin Base; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wise County Messenger, July 25, 2002

Luna, Dayna Rae
1968-2002
Service for Dayna Rae Luna, 34, of Rhome was Monday, Nov. 18, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Louis Horton officiated.
Luna died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in Rhome.
Born Sept. 18, 1968, in Dallas, she married David Luna in 1988 in Fort Worth. She attended Grand Prairie High School and Mountain View College. She was an accountant at Administaff.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Edna Base .
She is survived by her husband, David of Rhome; mother, Janice Hood of Lewisville; one son, Ryan Luna; two daughters, Rachel and Ashley Luna; two half-brothers, Randall and Damon Hawkins; three half-sisters, Pepper Cole, Sharon Beal and Pam Shepard; grandfather, Ervin Base and in-laws, Guillermo and Juan a Luna.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 21, 2002

Macik, Vlasta Lillian
1920-2002
Funeral mass for Vlasta Lillian Macik, 82, of Hutchins was to be at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour. Burial was to follow at the Catholic Cemetery in Seymour.
She was the mother of James Macik of Decatur.
She died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, in Dallas.
Born July 1, 1920, in Seymour, she was a member of KJZT Catholic fraternal women’s network and St. Francis Altar Society.
She married Frank Macik June 21, 1938. She was a retired seamstress and enjoyed quilting, sewing and baking.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 2, 1972.
She is survived by four sons, James and wife Debbie Macik of Decatur, E.J. and wife Georgia Macik of Houston, Harry and wife Vernell Macik of Hallettsville and Nick and wife Shirley Macik of Austin; one daughter, Dorothy and husband Tim Prasifka of Hutchins; one brother, Louis Kubala Jr. of Seymour; two sisters, Henritta Motl of Seymour and Mary Matus of Red Springs; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be her grandsons.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 8, 2002

Mader-Petty, Opal Wood
1910-2002
Service for Opal Wood Mader-Petty, 91, of Lake Worth was Monday, April 8, at First Baptist Church of Lake Worth. Burial followed at Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Mader-Petty died Friday, April 5, 2002, in Keller.
Born July 5, 1910, in Chico, she was a homemaker. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1927 and attended Brantley-Draughon Business College. She had worked in sales for Mask Drygoods in Bridgeport until she moved to Lake Worth in 1949. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Worth for more than 50 years.
She was preceded in death by husbands Claude Mader in 1934 and Samuel B. Petty in 1996; a son, Robert Lee Mader in 1933; a daughter, Jean Burns on March 2, 2002 and granddaughter Tammy Harless on May 8, 2000.
She is survived by four sons, Jerry Petty and his wife Kay of Lake Worth, Sam Petty and his wife Qzella of Boyd, Larry Petty of Boyd and Ronny Petty of Hemphill; three daughters, Carla Bezner and husband Bill, Sandra Cogdell of Burleson and Ann Wright of Lake Worth; a sister, Bernice Phillips; 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Tarrant County.
Wise County Messenger, April 11, 2002

Mahaffey, Sally Gettys
1921-2002
Following a private service, Sally Gettys Mahaffey, 80, of Fort Worth, was buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mahaffey died March 14, 2002, at her home in Fort Worth.
She was born June 8, 1921, in Decatur, to Marion and Ethel Dement Gettys. She graduated from Decatur High School, Decatur Baptist College and North Texas State Teachers College. She married Phil T. Mahaffey in 1948.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Mahaffey of Austin and Dr. David Mahaffey of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters, Susan Hammack and Pamela Mahaffey, both of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, April 7, 2002

Mahon, Frances Florene
1921-2002
Service for Frances Florene Mahon, 81, of Fort Worth was Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Sonny Smith and Chaplin Don Oliver officiated.
Mahon died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Weatherford.
Born Feb. 3, 1921, in Bosque County to Samuel Jackson Caughron and Willie Pearl Holt, she was a retired commercial seamstress and had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1947.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers.
She is survived by a son, Don Sinclair and wife Tammy of Cleburne; two daughters, Joyce Alexander and husband Jim of Boyd and Linda Smitherman and Jo Gutierrez of Fort Worth; a sister, Mary Rowe of Belton; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 10, 2002

Malone, Thomas
1922-2002
Graveside service for Master Sergeant (Ret.) Thomas “Tom” Malone was to be Saturday, Sept. 7, at Medlin Cemetery in Roanoke. He was the brother of Robert A. Malone of Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 22, 1922, Malone retired as a Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force after 21 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ella Malone; brothers, Morris Glen, Billy Ray, Grover Lee and James Wilson Malone.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Malone of New Jersey; brother, Robert A. Malone and his wife Carolyn of Bridgeport; and sister-in-law, Jackie Malone of Roanoke.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 8, 2002

Maloney, Jacaquita Ann
1940-2002
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Jacaquita Ann Maloney, 61, of Rhome.
Maloney died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 4, 1940, in Holdenville, Okla., she was retired from B.A.V. Inc. Construction Supply and a member of the First Baptist Church in Irving.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Maloney of Rhome; a son, Rodney Cox of Irving; a daughter, Renee Osborne of Irving; a brother, Billy B. Cross of Cedar Creek and five grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 22, 2002

Maness, Roy Leon
1940-2002
Service for Roy Leon Maness, 62, of Dalhart was Tuesday, Jan. 8 at White’s Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown. He was the brother of C.G. Maness of Decatur.
Maness died on Jan. 1, 2002, in Dalhart.
Born in 1940 in Weatherford, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in April 1977.
Survivors include a son, William Shannon Maness of Pinney Flats, Tenn; daughters, Holly Lumpkins of Springtown and April Broyles of Jonesborough, Tenn.; brothers, C.G. Maness of Decatur, James Lloyd Maness of Littleton, Colo., Valton L. Maness and Larry W. Maness, both of Springtown; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 10, 2002

Mares, Eligio, Sr.
1911-2002
Graveside service for Eligio Mares, Sr., 90, of Decatur was Friday, Jan. 25, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Juan Jimenez officiated.
Pallbearers were Omar, Onorio, Alberto and Julian Mares, Isidro Fernandez and Ruben Carrillo.
Mares died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 1, 1911, in Mexico, he was a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea Mares of Mexico; four sons, Manuel Mares, Vicente Mares, Lina Mares and Vriel Mares, all of Decatur; five daughters, Anastacia Mares and Leonon Carrillo, both of Decatur, Soledad Ceballos of Victorville, Calif., Ignacia Dominguez of Hempstead and Obdulia Mares of Gardena, Calif.; 39 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 27, 2002

Marks, Leta Joyce Rice
1931-2002
Memorial service for Leta Joyce Rice Marks, 70, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was Friday, Feb. 8, at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.
Marks died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, in Oklahoma City.
Born Sept. 19, 1931, in Decatur to Rev. Joe B. Rice and Zora Stockton Rice, she graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City and attended Central State College in Edmond Okla., eventually earning two degrees from Northern Oklahoma College. She was an artist and musician, playing piano and the organ for various Baptist churches in Beaver and Blackwell, Okla. She served as a trustee on the Blackwell Regional Hospital and Oklahoma Baptist Hospital boards. She served as a medical assistant in offices in Beaver and Blackwell and as a neonatal registered nurse in Ponca City, Okla. She also had a construction business.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dr. John W. Marks of Oklahoma City; two sons, Steven Marks of Oklahoma City and David Marks and wife Jane of Edmond; two daughters, Jana Lamb and husband Rod of Oklahoma City and Julie Marks Blackstone of Shawnee; two brothers, Dr. Odus Rice and John Rice, both of Edmond; a sister, Sue Flanagan of Morris, Okla.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson and several cousins in Wise County.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 10, 2002

Marsh, Larry Joe
1961-2002
Service for Larry Joe Marsh, 41, of Flower Mound will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Dr. Van Gardner will officiate, assisted by Billy Jeffrey. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Marsh died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in Parker County.
Born March 8, 1961, in Altus, Okla., he married Beth Lambert Dec. 11, 1999, in Decatur. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. He was a carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Allen Marsh and one brother, Scott Marsh.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Lambert Marsh; mother, Barbara Ethel Morrison Marsh of Windom; one son, Bryan Marsh of Flower Mound; two daughters, Athena Marsh of Roanoke and Rebecca Marsh of Flower Mound; one brother, Gary Marsh of Carrollton; one sister, Cindy Clem of Garrison and grandmothers, Lillie Morrison of Locust Grove, Okla., and Erlene Marsh of Granite, Okla.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Lambert, Shane Smith, Scott Clem, Mike Troutt, Fred Fore and David Stevenson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Lambert, Trent Teague, Larry Hobbs and Clifford Lambert.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 25, 2002

Martin, Cuba Laurine Phipps
1926-2002
Graveside service for Cuba Laurine Phipps Martin, 76, of Farmers Branch was Friday, April 12, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Martin died April 9, 2002
She was born Jan. 11, 1926, to Lee Willis Phipps and Iva Lois Bledsoe Phipps, in Taylortown. She married Harvey Benjamin Martin, Jr., Feb. 26, 1946, in Corsicana.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Lesly Martin and his wife Terry of Arlington; a daughter, Donna Brown and her husband Don of Decatur; grandchildren, Leigh Martin, Gregory Brown, Anthony Martin and his wife Elisha, Michele Brown and her husband Christopher, Terri Smith and her husband Kenny, Jim Brown and his wife Misty; and great-grandchildren, Candice Martin, Jared Martin, Garrett Brown, Victoria Gaston, Julie Gaston, Avery Brown and Kristen Brown.
Wise County Messenger, April 18, 2002

Martin, Dorothy Patterson
1910-2002
Service for Dorothy Patterson Martin, 91, of Weatherford was held Monday, Nov. 4, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Weatherford. The Rev. Charles Bruner officiated and burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery in Weatherford.
Martin died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in Weatherford.
Born Dec. 10, 1910, in Memphis to Carrie Lou and James Venor Patterson, she was the granddaughter of J.W. Patterson who served the District Court of Parker, Wise and Jack Counties for 27 years. Martin graduated from Decatur High School, Decatur Baptist College and the College of Industrial Art, now Texas Woman’s University. She married Don Woodhouse Martin of Weatherford March 4, 1933, and they ranched in Parker County. She was a charter member and the first president of the Weatherford Organ Club and a member of the Grace First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Patterson Moore and one brother, Dr. Thomas V. Patterson.
She is survived by one brother, Fred W. Patterson of Denton; four nephews, Bill Patterson, Riley Patterson and Jim Patterson, all of Denton and Dr. L.P. Moore of Chapel Hill, N.C., and one niece, Jane Patterson Taylor of Alma, Colo.
Memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church in Weatherford.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 17, 2002

Martin, Earl Dean
1941-2002
Private service for Earl Dean Martin, 60, of Boyd was held Sept. 12. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemtery in Decatur.
Martin died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 20, 1941, in Fort Worth, he was a heavy machine operator.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Martin; two sons, Billy and Larry Martin; a daughter, Deanea Sessions and her husband Steve; two brothers, Bob Martin and his wife Nelda and Roy Martin Jr. and his wife Barbara and 13 grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Martin, J.W. ‘Dick’
1916-2002
Service for J.W. “Dick” Martin, 85, of Boyd was to be Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Steve Richardson was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be Lanny Gill, Tommy Earnest, Jack Shepherd, Rusty Atkins and Brad and Chad Martin.
Martin died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 16, 1916, in Rush Springs, Okla., he was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. after 20 years of service in Henrietta and was an antique dealer. Martin married Sue Myrick Jan. 31, 1973, in Waurika, Okla. He was a former city councilman and school board member in Henrietta.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 24 years, Hettie Mae Green; his brother, Orval Martin and his sister, Amy Dickerson.
He is survived by his wife Sue Martin of Boyd; his son, Hardy Martin and wife Cathy of Dallas; his daughter, Jane Hulsey and husband Frank of Colleyville; eight grandchildren, Brad, Chad, Julie and Jill Martin, all of Dallas and Jaime, Heather, Lacey and Lauren Hulsey, all of Colleyville; one great-grandchild, Tyler Ray Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 17, 2002

Martin, Russell Wayne
1958-2002
Service is pending for Russell Wayne Martin, 44, of Boyd.
Martin died Monday, July 1, 2002, in Azle.
Born June 26, 1958, in Stamford, to Jannette and Granville G. Martin Jr. of Azle, he worked in the oilfields from 1977 to 1985. He then drove a truck for Covington Meat Co. and Shaeffer Lines. During that time he also worked with his family-owned business, Martin Mobile Homes.
He is survived by his parents of Azle; three children, Shad W.L. Martin of Weatherford, Marie D. Martin-Cruz and husband Joseph and Steven R. Martin of Azle; the mother of his children, Allison Martin-Boydston; a grandfather, Granville G. Martin Sr.; two brothers, Granville G. Martin III and wife Judy and Robert K. Martin of Azle; a sister, Tonya and husband Danny Ferguson of Burleson and three grandchildren, Mikala and Mariah Martin and Matthew Cruz.
Wise County Messenger, July 7, 2002

Martin, Ruth Thompson
1919-2002
Memorial service for Ruth Thompson Martin, 82, of Azle was Wednesday, June 26, at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial was in Springtown Cemetery.
Martin died Monday, June 24, 2002, in Azle.
Born November 24, 1919, in Fredrick, Okla., she graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1937 and married J.M. “Fat” Thompson on January 13, 1940. She spent most of her life in the dairy business and in farming.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, J.M. Thompson in 1974 and Windle Martin in 1994.
She is survived by twin sons, Johnnie W. Thompson and wife Linda of Decatur, Lonnie C. Thompson and wife Vicki of Krum; stepson, Buddy Martin and wife Diane of Springtown; stepdaughters, Barbara Williams and husband Charles of Poolville, Helen Robinson and husband David of Peaster and Wanda Parish of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Hazel Gilbreath of Muleshoe, Marguerite Thompson and Iola Hart, both of Springtown and Dorothy Thompson of Lake Charles, La; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, June 30, 2002

Mathes, Danny Marvin
1950-2002
Service for Danny Marvin Mathes, 51, of Boyd will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the First Baptist Church of Springtown with the Rev. Hal Kinkeade officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Mathes died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, in Boyd.
He was born Nov. 28, 1950, in Austin. He graduated from Springtown High School in 1970, where he played football four years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springtown.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Mathes; five brothers, Derald Mathes and his wife Joan, Donald Mathes and his wife Deana, Dwayne Mathes and his wife Carol, Doug Mathes, and Dale Mathes and his wife Cheryl; a sister, Donna Alexander and her husband Gary; 15 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Danny’s name to the First Baptist Church in Springtown “United We Build Fund.”
Wise County Messenger, April 28, 2002

Maxwell, Nova Audrey
1932-2002
Service for Nova Audrey Maxwell, 69, of Paradise was Sunday, Jan. 20, at United Pentecostal Church in Bridgeport. The Revs. Michael L. Wiltcher and Larry Lynch officiated. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris Maxwell, Joe Maxwell, Jerry Maxwell, David Shetter, Bill Miles and Keith Caston.
Maxwell died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Paradise.
Born July 3, 1932, in Wilberton, Okla., she was a retired nurse’s aide and a homemaker. She was a member of The United Pentecostal Church of Bridgeport. She married Kenneth Maxwell on June 7, 1952, in Yuma, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Dale Maxwell.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Maxwell of Paradise; a brother, Billy Ray; two sisters, Pauline Balister and Ola Bell; three grandchildren, Jerry, Chris and Joe Maxwell and two great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Haleigh.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 24, 2002

Mayberry, Alice P.
1910-2002
Graveside service for Alice P. Mayberry, 91, of Decatur was Friday, March 1 at Alvord Cemetery. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Mayberry died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, in Decatur.
Born June 13, 1910, in High Rolls, N.M., she was a convenience store clerk. She married the late Harry Todd Mayberry on June 28, 1928, in Rankin.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Lynn of Alvord and Mary Romine of Kilgore; a sister, Bernice Lockhart of Belen, N.M.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger, March 3, 2002

Mayfield, Norma
1934-2002
Service for Norma Mayfield, 68, of Kerrville was Thursday, May 2, at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville with the Rev. Loren Scribner of Schreiner College officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Mayfield died Monday, April 29, 2002, in Kerrville.
She was born April 22, 1934, in Fort Worth to George Ray Edwards and Lillian DeShazo Edwards. She married Norman Mayfield Jan. 11, 1952, in Boyd. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters, Marjorie Edwards and Judith Lee Hamilton. She worked as a controller in the business department of Schreiner College before retiring after 21 years. She was a Baptist and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two daughters, Judith Carol Johnson and her husband Larry of Kerrville and Shelly Lea Mayfield of Aubrey; a son, Paul Ray Mayfield of Austin; a sister, Paula E. Messer of Kerrville; grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Michael Norman Mayfield and Jonathan Mayfield; and one great-grandchild, Cheyen Johnson.
Pallbearers were Paul Mayfield, Larry Deike, Bobby Balser, Tommy Nichols, Willard Grant and Milton Lopez.
Memorials may be made to Peterson Hospice, 1121 Broadway, Kerrville, Texas, 78028.
Wise County Messenger, May 5, 2002

McBride, Wanda Jean
1936-2002
Service for Wanda Jean McBride, 65, of Paradise was Friday, July 5, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Tim Staub officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Gambil, Leslie Cook, John Campbell, Jamie Cook, Gary Paul Stewart and Roy Wayne Stewart.
McBride died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 3, 1936, in Decatur, she married Gary McBride on June 1, 1957, in Paradise. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Cook.
Her brother Jim Cook died Thursday, July 4, 2002.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Kerry McBride and wife Jena of Paradise; three daughters, Shelly Stokes and husband David of Paradise, Susan Stokes and husband Danny of Decatur and Stephanie Hensley and husband Chris of Allen; a brother, Robert Cook of Paradise; a sister, Toni Howell of Denton; 10 grandchildren, Kimberleigh, Keith, Kyndrae, Nick, Kelsey, Cecily, Brad, Erick, C.J. and Amanda and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, July 7, 2002

McCaleb, Evelyn Mount
1908-2002
Graveside service for Evelyn Mount McCaleb, 93, of Chico was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Mount Cemetery in Chico. The Rev. Charles Cox was to officiate.
McCaleb died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 20, 1908, in Chico, she was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Chico. She married Thomas Sherman McCaleb who preceded her in death in 1971. She was a member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church of Chico.
She is survived by her twin sons, Ronald Pierce Eakle and Donald Paul Eakle and his wife Deanna; a sister, Kathryn Rowland; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ellen Domine and a great-grandson, Jaryd Stone Domine.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 6, 2002

McCarrell, Sybil Ditto
1910-2002
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Sybil Ditto McCarrell, 91, of Sunset.
McCarrell died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, in Bowie.
Born Oct, 10, 1910, in Pleasant Ridge, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James McCarrell.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Bowie Public Library, 301 Walnut, Bowie, Texas, 76230.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 10, 2002

McCarroll, Manuel ‘Mac’
1910-2002
Funeral for longtime Wise County educator Manuel “Mac” McCarroll, 92, of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Rusty Hedges was to officiate, assisted by the Revs. Tommy Brumett and Ken May. Burial was to follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
McCarroll died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at his home.
Born Oct. 23, 1910, in Slidell to Joseph Green and Vira Potter McCarroll, he married the former Chloe McDonald on Aug. 30, 1939, in Iowa Park. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas. His career in coaching and administration began in 1936. When he retired as a boys basketball coach in 1975, he had won 82 percent of his 915 games, losing only 168. He lead his Slidell Greyhounds to one state championship and during his career in Slidell and Decatur, he won 19 district titles, took 10 teams to the regional tournament and had four appearances in the state basketball tournament.
A Senate resolution in 1981 during the 67th Legislature paid tribute to his coaching career. In 1995, the Slidell gymnasium was named in his honor.
During World War II, McCarroll served in the Army-Air Force Training Command as Director of Instructor Training. He was stationed for four years at Seymour Johnson Field in Goldsboro, N.C. and Keesler Field in Biloxi, Miss. An ear injury prevented him from entering the regular Armed Forces so he served his country in Civil Service.
He is survived by his wife, Chloe; two daughters, Dana Kay McCarroll of Decatur and Patty McCarroll Horan and husband Ralph of Dallas; two grandchildren, Joseph McCarroll Rayburn and wife Rachel and Katie Rayburn Wolfe and husband Jeff, all of Dallas; one great-grandchild, Logan Cole Rayburn of Dallas; one sister, Mildred McCarroll Read of Decatur; and one brother, Taylor McCarroll of Slidell.
Pallbearers were to be Bobby Wilson, Roland Wilson, Bud Enis, J.E. Carson, Allen Ray Young and Frank Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers were to be Tom Maxwell, Walter Ashley, Arthur B. Truitt, Jack Leake, Hardie Fortenberry, Sam Renshaw and Guss Weber. Wilson was to speak on behalf of the family during the service.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 5, 2002

McCarty, Lillian Maxine
1913-2002
Graveside service for Lillian Maxine McCarty, 88, of Decatur will be Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Gary Sessions will officiate.
McCarty died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 24, 1913, in Klondike, she was a longtime resident of Wise County and a retired cook for Golden Years Haven in Decatur. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis McCarty.
She is survived by a brother, Richard Bradford Smallwood; a sister, Ida Jean Clark and a nephew, Eddie Smallwood.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 31, 2002

McComis, Thelma Mae
1921-2002
Service for Thelma Mae McComis, 81, of Bridgeport, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at the Plumfork Baptist Church in South Shore, Ky., with the Rev. Joe Bird Jr. officiating.
Burial will be in the McComis Family Cemetery, also in South Shore.
McComis died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in Bridgeport.
She was born March 8, 1921, in Reta, Ky. She married George McComis on Dec. 25, 1941, in Logan, W. Va.
McComis was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Brenda Joyce Bird and a son, Gary E. McComis.
She is survived by two sons, Melvin R. McComis and his wife Jeannie of Bridgeport and Okey D. McComis of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchilren; and two sisters, Myrtle Woods of Ohio and Geneva Browning of Greenup, Ky.
Wise County Messenger, July 28, 2002

McDuff, Donald Gene
1954-2002
Funeral for Donald “Donnie” Gene McDuff, 48, of Paradise was Aug. 23 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel in Colleyville.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 20 at his home.
Born April 5, 1954, in Fort Worth, he graduated from Whitney High School. He was a musician.
He was preceded in death by his father, country and western musician Eddie McDuff and step-father Doyle Coker.
He is survived by his mother, Glenda McDuff Coker; two daughters, Misty McDuff and “Cowgirl” Kelly McDuff; two sisters, Cathy Harrison and Darla Brown; a brother, Eddie McDuff Jr.; a granddaughter, Madeline McDuff-Gill; and mother of his children, Pam McDuff.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

McGuire, Ethel Irene
1923-2002
Graveside service for Ethel Irene McGuire, 79, of Burleson was to be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple. Floyd Richards was to officiate.
McGuire died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, in Decatur.
Born May 11, 1923, in Pendleton, she married Robert McGuire July 2, 1949, in Temple. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burleson.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Lynnda Roselle and Kathleen Kallus of Victoria; a sister, Evelyn Gibson of Moody; and a brother, Clay Burns of San Antonio.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

McLauchlin, Price
1926-2002
Service for Price McLauchlin, 76, of Boyd will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery.
McLauchlin died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Boyd.
Born March 5, 1926, in Fort Worth, he married Joyce Kelley McLauchlin on June 12, 1949, in Saginaw. He was a custom saddle maker for 51 years. McLauchlin was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association. He served on the board of directors for both the North Texas Cutting Horse Association and West Central Texas Cutting Horse Association.
McLauchlin was preceded in death by his son, David McLauchlin in 1986; his parents Wesley Price and Nola (Robbins) McLauchlin; two sisters; and a brother.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce McLauchlin of Boyd; two sons, Lee Price McLauchlin and his wife Dee of Valley View and Stephen Kelley McLauchlin and his wife Lynn of Decatur; a daughter, Donna Fanning of Era; seven grandchildren; two brothers, James of Fort Worth and Fred of Oregon; and two sisters, Juanita Brown and Sadie Eck, both of Tucson, Ariz.
Pallbearers will be Steve McLauchlin, Stephen McLauchlin, Lee McLauchlin, Steven Lee McLauchlin, Wes Fanning, Matt Fanning and Robert Burns.
Wise County Messenger, July 14, 2002

McNiel, Jack, Rev.
1930-2002
Service for Rev. Jack McNiel, 71, a native of Bridgeport and a Fort Worth resident, was Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Bible Baptist Church. Rev. Jack Slater officiated. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
McNiel died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born March 22, 1930, in Bridgeport, McNiel was a retired Baptist minister. He joined the Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport July 4, 1954, and was ordained Aug. 19, 1956. He was also a pastor in Fort Worth and White Settlement. He was a former chaplain of the Westland Fire Department. He married Shirley Dean Martin Nov. 28, 1953, in Bridgeport. He also served the U.S. National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his son, Mickey Lane McNiel, a brother, Cecil McNiel, and two sisters, Marjetta Crawford and Beatrice Burris.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 24, 2002

Meador, Randy
1963-2002
Service for Randy Meador, 39, of Denton will be Monday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Chapel in Denton. Rev. Bill Cleveland will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove No. 1 in Decatur.
Meador died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in Denton.
Born Jan. 14, 1963, in Decatur to James and Evelyn Hardee Meador, he attended Decatur public schools and graduated from Decatur High School in 1981. He then attended N.T.C.C. He married Delaney Morris on Dec. 16, 2001, in Corinth. He was a dispatcher for TXU.
He is survived by his wife, Delaney Meador of Denton; a daughter, Britney Meador of Denton; his parents, James and Evelyn Meador of Decatur; grandparents, Ed and Odessa Hardee of Decatur; a sister, Cathy Meador of Decatur; three brothers, Ricky Meador of Alvord and Jeff and Tony Meador, both of Decatur; mother-in-law and father-in-law Phyllis and Randy Morris of Corinth; three nieces and five nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Denton Unit, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 18, 2002

Meek, Grady Lamond
1924-2002
Service for Grady Lamond Meek, 77, of Chico will be Monday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church of Chico. Rev. Joe Motsenbocker will officiate. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery with a Masonic graveside service.
Meek died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Iola, Kansas.
Born July 23, 1924, in Chico, he attended Chico schools and graduated from Chico High School and Decatur Baptist College. He was retired from Connley Lot Nichols Machinery Co. as a purchasing agent. He was a member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church and the Chico Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
He is survived by a son, David Meek of Yates Center, Kan.; two daughters, Nancy Teal of Windom and Martha McGonaghie of Yates Center; his twin sister, Grace Clayton of Chico; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be William Cox, Charles Cox, Carl Cox, Gene Bowyer, Lee Roy McKeever and Mike Meek.
Wise County Messenger, July 14, 2002

Meritt, Juanita June
1927-2002
Service for Juanita June Meritt, 74, of Denton was Monday, March 11, in Denton. The Rev. Elmer Nugent officiated. Burial was in Sweetwater Cemetery.
Meritt died Friday, March 8, 2002, in Denton.
She was born June 25, 1927, in Decatur to Archie and Ida Foster. She was co-owner of Meritt Construction Company.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Joe Meritt of Denton; two sons, Ernie Meritt of Denver, Colo., and Timothy Meritt of Denton; seven daughters, Gayla Meritt of Denton, Sandra Arce of Edinburg, Joveda Meritt and Vaunda Chapman, both of Las Vegas, Nev., Rebecca Fournier of Beatrice, Neb., and Carrie Merrit and Michelle Tye, both of Fort Worth; three brothers, Jessie R. Foster of Houston, A. Harold Foster of Azle and Paul M. Foster of Clear Lake, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, March 14, 2002

Meyer, Paul Eugean, Sr.
1948-2002
A memorial service for Paul Eugean Meyer Sr., 54, of Bridgeport was Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Chaplain Mike McInerney officiated.
Meyer died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born May 25, 1948, in Fort Worth, Meyer was a truck driver. He married Melinda Caraway July 27, 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Melinda Meyer of Bridgeport; three sons, Skip Petitte of Corpus Christi, Paul Eugean Meyer Jr. of Corpus Christi and Calvin Joseph Drager Jr. of Sunset; eight daughters, Sandy Anette Lloyd and husband Dennis of Shreveport, La., Paula Jean Meyer and husband Phillip of Corpus Christi, Jennifer Harris of Bridgeport, Rhonda Marie Meyer of Corpus Christi, Tammy Joe Smith and husband Bryan of Corpus Christi, Rebecca Lynn Meyer of Bridgeport, Dee Dee Meyer of Bridgeport and Desiree Ann Drager of Sunset; a sister, Peggy Campbell and husband Jim of Fort Worth; 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 10, 2002

Michela, Robert P.
1929-2002
Memorial service for Robert P. “Bob” Michela, 72, of Runaway Bay was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Deacon Art Casillas was to officiate.
Michela died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in Colleyville.
Born Dec. 28, 1929, in Iron Mountain , Mich., Bob served in the U.S. Air Force, retired as an engineer for General Electric and was a member of St. John’s.
He married Joslyn Middlebrook Jan. 23, 1954, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
He is survived by his wife, Joslyn Michela; a son, Joseph Michela; four daughters, Terri Storms, Carole Buys Michela and husband James, Diane Letts and husband Keith and Vicki Danielson and husband Darren; a sister, Joan Klein; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 17, 2002

Milan, Anna Jo
1928-2002
Graveside service for Anna Jo Milan, 73, a native of Chico, was to be Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at Chico Cemetery.
Milan died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 6, 1928, in Chico, Milan graduated in 1945 from Chico High School as valedictorian. She was a member of the Edge Park United Methodist Church of Fort Worth since 1960 and was a former Sunday school teacher. She was a secretary at Wesco Refracteries until her retirement in 2000.
She is survived by her three children, Janee Abrey of Dallas, Joey Milan and wife Leslie of Granbury and Paul Milan of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Shannon Milan of Arlington and Kinsey Cumba of Lubbock; a brother, Wayne Myers of Houston and a sister, LaNelle Stratton of Fort Worth.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 10, 2002

Miller, Norine ‘Mama’
1915-2002
Service for Norine “Mama” Miller, 86, of Fort Worth and formerly of the Paradise/Cottondale area, was Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Miller died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born June 18, 1915, in Marion County, Alabama, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Diane Bryant of Fort Worth; a sister, Myrtle Barnett of Lake Worth; two grandchildren, Angie Ramos and husband Richard and Shelly Bryant-Horton, both of Fort Worth and two great-grandchildren, Chase Bryant-Horton of Fort Worth and Sunny Bryant-Horton of San Marcos.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 17, 2002

Millican, Venita Ruth
1920-2002
Venita Ruth Millican died Aug. 25, 2002, in Fort Worth. Service was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Westcliff United Methodist Church with burial at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Millican was born Sept. 20, 1920, in Slidell.
She retired from Fort Worth Public Schools in 1990, was a TCU graduate and was a professor at Texas Wesleyan University. She taught special education in the Fort Worth School District. She attended the University of Hawaii while working on her doctorate degree.
She is survived by her husband, Manse Millican of Fort Worth; daughters, Carolyn Sheasley of Bedford, Olivia Jordan of Arlington; grandchildren, Michael Maidens, Jena Jordan and Charlene Tyler; and great-grandchildren, Jeanie Tyler and Bobby Tyler.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 29, 2002

Milligan, De Loyd
1927-2002
Service for De Loyd Milligan, 75, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m., at the River of Life Church in Decatur. Greg Mohr was to officiate, assisted by Paul Milligan. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove No. 1.
Milligan died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 11, 1927, in Wise County, he was a retired salesman with Mrs. Bairds. He married Nelda B. Gentry on Jan. 11, 1947, in Decatur. He was an Army veteran who served during World War II.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Cameron, Leslie and Omar Milligan and a sister, Viola Crista.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Richard David Milligan and wife Jeanie of Chickasha, Okla., Paul Loyd Milligan and wife Patsy of Decatur, Mark Lee Milligan and Max Dee Milligan, both of Fort Worth; a brother, Claude Milligan of Dallas; two sisters, Stella Riddle of Bowie and Ruth Freeman of Chino Valley, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Andy, Daniel, Brent, Sarah, Matthew and Michele Milligan, Teresa Duff and Lana Boner and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Andy Milligan, Daniel Milligan, Kenny Boner, Conner Hayhurst, Jeremiah Mohr, Luke Oyler and Robbie Surratt. Honorary pallbearers were to be Troy Rosson, Jim Alling, Jeff Alling, Jim Hopkins, Donald McMaster, Dave Drew and Gene Oyler.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Mitchell, John Authur, Sr.
1937-2002
Memorial service for John Authur Mitchell Sr., 65, of Chico will be Thursday, April 11, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Gracie Turlington and Pat Forsythe will officiate.
Mitchell died Monday, April 8, 2002, in Denton.
Born March 5, 1937, in Sherman, he was a retired digger operator for C.C. League in Plano. He married Bernice Foshee in Bowie on Jan. 25, 1974. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Mitchell, and a son, Eddie Woods.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Mitchell of Chico; two sons, Abner Woods of Chico and John Mitchell Jr. of Chico; two daughters, Sandy Jones of Decatur and Lori Houston of Park Springs; four sisters, Bobby Jane Colder of Denison, Pat Forsythe of Mesquite, Dorothy Stevens of Forney and Margaret Rainer of Sherman; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Leukemia Foundation in Mitchell’s memory.
Wise County Messenger, April 11, 2002

Moon, Annie I.
1916-2002
Graveside service for Annie I. Moon, 85, of Boyd will be Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation was to be Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shannon North Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Moon died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 3, 1916, she was a member of the Eastern Star and a retired food industry worker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Moon; and her son, Kenneth W. Kirtley Sr.
She is survived by two brothers, Wally Nickischer and Billy Nickischer and wife Nancy, both of Michigan; a granddaughter, Kimberly Brewer of Boyd; a grandson, Kenneth W. Kirtley Jr. of Fort Worth; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Compass Hospice, 2802 FM 51 South, Building 2, Suite B, Decatur, Texas, 76234, (940) 627-2888.
Wise County Messenger, October 3, 2002

Mooney, Fred Ely
1917-2002
Graveside service for Fred Ely Mooney, 84, of Decatur will be at Rock Cemetery in Duke, Okla.
Mooney died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in Decatur.
Born June 12, 1917, in Decatur, he was an auto mechanic in his own garage until his retirement at age 75. Mooney grew up in Decatur and graduated from Decatur High School. He entered the U.S. Army on April 11, 1941. He fought in four major battles in World War II, including Normandy and at Ardennes in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded four Bronze Stars and received an honorable discharge on June 17, 1945.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Lee Blackburn Mooney; brothers, H.M. Mooney, Orus M. Mooney, Booth Mooney, Dan Mooney and a sister Ruth McCain.
He is survived by a son, Fred Mooney of Double Oak; one daughter, Geri Backhaus of Rapid City, S.D.; five grandsons and one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews in Decatur.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 27, 2002

Moore, Dorothy Faye
1930-2002
Service for Dorothy Faye Moore, 72, of Itasca was Monday, Dec. 23 at Clayton Kay Funeral Chapel in Itasca. Burial followed at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Moore was the former owner of Dot’s Fashion Shop in Decatur.
She died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Red Oak.
Born March 13, 1930, in Corsicana, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Privitt and husband Marc of Red Oak; two brothers, Roy Sawyer of San Antonio and Donald Sawyer; a sister, Jewl Wendorf of Fort Worth and four grandchildren, Lindsay, Amanda, Marcus and Alex.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 25, 2002

Moore, Randy Frank
1967-2002
Graveside service for Randy Frank Moore, 35, of Decatur will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery in Grandview.
Moore died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 20, 1967, in Aurora, Ill., he attended school in Plainfield, Ill. until moving to Texas in 1984. He was a plumber.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Maxine Moore of Plainfield; a brother, Kevin Moore of Gilbert, Ariz.; three sisters, Renee McLenighan and Kim Krol, both of Joliet, Ill. and Stacey Ganster of Braidwood, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Moore, Rheba Pauline
1913-2002
Service for Rheba Pauline Moore, 89, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Gerre Joiner was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Moore died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 31, 1913, in Jacksonville, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. She married the late Pinkney W. Moore on Oct. 30, 1930, in Bono.
She is survived by a son, Royce Moore of Decatur; eight sisters, Hortense Hodges, Johnnie Mae Cavatorta and Neva Joyce Stevens, all of Fort Worth, Mildred Kennedy of Bluffdale, Laverne Gidley and Margaret Bass, both of Everman, Billie Brittain of Seattle, Wash. and Estaline Rainwater of Hillsboro and three grandchildren, Matthew and Samuel Moore of Dallas and Andrew Moore of Decatur and a nephew.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 20, 2002

Moore, Willie R.
1927-2002
Graveside service for Willie R. (Bud) Moore, 75, of Waco was Saturday, June 15, at Oakwood Cemetery. Dwight Trotter officiated.
Moore is the father of Robin Trotter of Paradise.
Moore died Thursday, June 13, 2002, in Waco.
Born March 31, 1927, in Asa, to William Wayland Moore and Thelma Beatrice (Tadlock) Moore, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Louise Prihoda on June 7, 1969, in Big Spring. He was a member of the VFW and AmVet, and he was a deacon in the Downsville Baptist Church. He loved to fish, hunt and camp.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Louise of Waco; two daughters, Robin Trotter of Paradise and LeeAnn Riser of Axtell; two sons, Jerry Allen Moore of Axtell and Dennis G. Moore of Bakersfield; two brothers, Norman Moore of Robinson and Kenneth Moore of San Angelo; two sisters, Betty Ann Coffee of Blanket and Sadie M. Freedman of Robinson; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, June 20, 2002

Morales, Arthur
1951-2002
Service for Arthur Morales, 51, of Rockwall, brother of the Rev. Gonzalo Morales of Bridgeport, was Monday, May 6, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall with the Rev. Joseph Scantlin, the Rev. William Richard, the Rev. Morales and Deacon Art Casias officiating. Burial was in Boydstun Cemetery in Rockwall.
Morales died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in a Dallas hospital.
He was born Sept. 27, 1951, in Adrian, Mich.
In addition to his brother, he is survived by his wife, Teri Morales; his mother, Mary Morales; a son, Daniel Morales; a daughter, Rachel Morales; five other brothers, Elio Morales, Esquiel Morales, Oscar Morales, Edward Morales and Shoan Morales; and two sisters, Amelia Martinez and Eileen Limas.
Wise County Messenger, May 9, 2002

Morris, Albert C., Jr.
1926-2002
Graveside service for Albert C. Morris, Jr., 75, of Slidell was to be Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery. Charles Taylor was to officiate.
Pallbearers were to be Brandon Kilmer, Justin Morris, Jeff Kilmer, David Kilmer, Travis Hill, Terry Hess, Loren Joe Kilmer, Jr. and Jeremy O’Kelley.
Morris died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, in Denton.
Born March 13, 1926, in Denton County, he was a retired dairy farmer and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He married Winetta Belle Hancock Dec. 24, 1947, in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Winnell Boner; brothers, Lowell and Sam Morris and son-in-law, Loren Joe Kilmer, Sr.
He is survived by his wife; his sons, David Morris of Whitesboro, Wayne Morris of Chico, and Tim Morris of Decatur; his daughters, Martha Kilmer and Joetta Kilmer of Slidell; his brother, Olan Morris of Fort Worth; his sisters, Almeta Carr and Arese Malcolm of Decatur and Anna Lee Wallace of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, March 10, 2002

Mosley, Mary Lela Mae
1914-2002
Graveside service for Mary Lela Mae Mosley, 88, of Decatur was to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Charles Taylor was to officiate.
Mosley died Aug. 12, 2002, in Decatur.
She was born April 26, 1914, in Wise County, and she married the late William Harrison “Harry” Mosley in March of 1936 in Weatherford. She was a retired home health caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Thomas Mosley, one sister and two brothers.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Harlow of Decatur; three brothers, L.C. Starnes of Fort Worth, Billy Gene Starnes of Fort Worth and Eddie Ray Starnes of Bridgeport; two sisters, Francis Nail of Fort Worth and Geraldine Richardson of Fort Worth; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 15, 2002

Mosley, Viola Mae
1922-2002
Graveside service for Viola Mae Mosley, 79, of Rhome was Monday, Feb. 25, at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Roy Blair officiated.
Pallbearers were Paul Deaton, David Deaton, Don Mallory, Sammy Turner, Gary Pegues and Mark Romine.
Mosley died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, in Justin.
Born Sept. 28, 1922, in Oklahoma, to Cletus and Lillie Carpenter Brammer, she was a lifelong resident of the Aurora community. She was a member of the VFW Post No. 10374 and the Aurora Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mosley, and a son, Jimmie Mosley.
She is survived by a son, Gary Mosley and his wife Carol of Boyd; a sister, Velma Harris of Springtown and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 28, 2002

Moua, Youa Tchang
1925-2002
Service for Youa Tchang Moua, 76, of Decatur will be Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. through Monday, April 22, at 12:15 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Moua died Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Xiengkhoung, Laos, she was a homemaker. She married Cheu Chou Moua in Laos in 1950.
She is survived by her husband, Cheu Chou Moua of Decatur; two sons, Kou Moua and Yi Moua, both of Decatur; a daughter, Pang Moua Xiong of Minneapolis, Minn. and 13 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kou Moua, Yi Moua, Soua Xay Moua, Yong Xeng Moua, Txaij Lwm Moua, Vaaj Pao Moua, Zang Thao Moua, Nyiaj Tong Moua and Ge Xiong.
Wise County Messenger, April 18, 2002

Mouser, Eula Mae
1928-2002
Service for Eula Mae Mouser, 73, of Grapevine was Sunday, Nov. 3 at Memorial Baptist Church in Grapevine. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Mouser died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, in Irving.
Born Nov. 20, 1928, in Decatur to Charlie and Lucille Spain, she was active in her church and was a volunteer with the Grapevine Historic Society.
She is survived by one daughter, Terry Dobson and husband Eddie of Grapevine; one son, Clif Mouser and wife Dianne of Waco; four grandchildren, Aaron Dobson of Grapevine, Lindsay Mouser, David Mouser and Cara Mouser, all of Waco.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 17, 2002

Mueller, Dee
1935-2002
Service for Dee Mueller, 67, of Aurora were to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Burial was to follow in Aurora.
Mueller died Nov. 28, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 20, 1935, in Angelus, Kan., she was a founding partner of MD Resort in Aurora. She married David Mueller Sept. 26, 1963 in San Angelo.
She was preceded in death by her son, Chuck Nevin, two sisters, Mildred Reipl and Pat Comstock and a brother, Don Kirkland.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, David Mueller of Aurora; one son, Carl Nevin Jr. and wife Barbara of Fort Smith, Ark.; four daughters, Christine Lohrke and husband Gary of Fort Worth, Carol Lynn Nevin Tyson and husband Warren of Irving, Donna Davis and husband Mickey of Aurora and Debbie Carber and husband Chris of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Louise Shanks of Arvada, Colo. and two brothers, Wilbert Kirkland of Safety Harbor, Fla. and Melvin Kirkland of Kanab, Uttah.
Pallbearers were to be Brian Fields, Brandon Clements, Randy Fields, Ritchie Nevin, Dale Shanks, Don Comstock and Trent Evans.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 1, 2002

Muir, Dixie Barlow Clement
1926-2002
Service for Dixie Barlow Clement Muir, 75, of Chico was Friday, Jan. 18, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Charles Cox and Dr. John Grigsby officiated. Burial followed at Cumby Cemetery in Chico.
Pallbearers were Novle Rogers, Marvin Rogers, David Curry, Kenneth Box, Clyde Fowler and Mac Gentry.
Honorary pallbearers were Cecil DoByns, Gary Mason, Steve Mason, Phil Jenkins, James Miller and Wilson Springer.
Muir died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born June 8, 1926, in Abilene, she was a homemaker and had resided in Chico for the past 17 years. She was a member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Wise County Art Association.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Carl B. Clement and Ben E. Muir; two sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Sheek and husband Kip of Grand Prairie, Billie Lasiter and husband Lanny of Chico; her stepson, Benny Muir and wife June of Forney; her grandchildren, Kip Jr., Janice, Nathan and Carlie; her stepgrandchildren Chris and Kari; three great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; her twin brother, M.C. “Buddy” Barlow and wife Dot of Abilene and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 20, 2002

Mulford, Holly King
1954-2002
Funeral for Holly King Mulford, 47, of Decatur was Sept. 3, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Thomas Brumett and Billy Henderson officiated.
Mulford died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 11, 1954, in Nashville, Tenn. she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Stan Mulford of Decatur; three daughters, April Prill of Keller, Linzee Prill of College Station and Michelle Swaner of Quiltman; two sons, Jay Mulford of Decatur and Robb Joiner of Virginia; her mother, Adele King of Warner Robins, Ga.; one brother, Rick King of Garland and three grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 5, 2002

Musick, Beverly
1943-2002
Service for Beverly Musick, 59, of Paradise, was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Johnson Cemetery in Dennis. Chaplain Gentry Castleman was to officiate.
Musick died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, in Paradise.
Born May 15, 1943, in Dallas, she married Harold Musick Jan. 2, 1964, in Weatherford. She was active in Girl Scouts of America in the 1970s.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Musick of Paradise; a daughter, Karen Sue Arthur and husband Wayne of Paradise; a son, Kenneth Winston Musick and wife Sandra of Springtown; a brother, James T. Reid and wife Tammy of Huntertown, Indiana; a sister, Georgia Wheelock of Briggs and four grandchildren, Austin, Angela, Andrew and Ashley.
Wise County Messenger, October 3, 2002

Nabors, Grady Leon
1940-2002
Graveside service for Grady Leon Nabors, 61, of Boyd was Monday, July 22 at Boyd Cemetery with Rev. Phillip Kannady officiating.
He died Friday, July 19, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Nabors was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Powell, Okla., to Grady Lee and Gladys Bearden Nabors. He married Charline Redmon on May 31, 1958, in Weatherford.
He was a retired employee of the city of Fort Worth.
Nabors was preceded in death by his son, Terry Lee Nabors and two brothers, Baskel Nabors and Ralph Margan.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Charline Nabors of Boyd; two sons, Gary Leon Nabors and his wife, Tammy and Glenn Nabors and his wife Julie; two daughters, Sheila Cook and Sherrie Robinson and her husband Kenneth; five brothers, Finus and Aubrey Morgan and O.L., T.O., and George Nabors; four sisters, LaFerm Henson, Aubrey Easley, Nancy Markum and Fronia Molsbee; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Bing Carmichael, Alvin Bassham, Clifford (Smitty) Smith, Ladd Clark, Don Pebbles and Victor Munoz. Honorary pallbearers were Randall Nabors, Brian Nabors, Stacey Nabors, Jimmy Howery and Roy Cato.
Wise County Messenger, July 25, 2002

Narramore, Alfred
1928-2002
Graveside service for Alfred Narramore, 73, of Arlington was to be Saturday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. at Moore Memorial Gardens.
Narramore died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, in Arlington.
Born Dec. 1, 1928, in Bowie, he was a retired civil engineer. He was in the U.S. Army serving in Korea from 1951 to 1952. He sang in and directed the SPEBSQSA Barber Shop Chorus in Arlington. He was employed for 45 years with TxDOT, retiring in 1993.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carole Narramore of Arlington; four daughters, Vicki Vannatta and husband Jim of Boyd, Kimberly Hutchison and husband Craig of Birmingham, Ala., Sherran Fuller of Arlington and Missy Trubatisky and husband Steve of Keller; his mother, Mary Grace Robinson of Bowie; 10 grandchildren; five step grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Nebeker, Veta Faye Slayton
1943-2002
Service for Veta Faye Slayton Nebeker, 58, of Rhome will be Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m., at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Nebeker died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, in Rhome. Born Nov. 13, 1943, in Downey, Calif., she was a nurse’s aide.
She is survived by her mother, Pixie Mae Slayton of Chico; two brothers, David Lee Slayton of Shreveport, La. and Richard Eugene Slayton of Riverside, Calif. and three sisters, Theda Mae DeWitt of Lancaster, Calif., Diane Myrick of Riverside and Janice Frisbe of Chico.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 22, 2002

Nelon, A.H. “Smokey Joe”
1934-2002
Service for A.H. “Smokey Joe” Nelon, 68, of Boyd was to be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Jimmy Withers was to officiate, and burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Nelon died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, in Decatur.
Born July 7, 1934, in Fort Worth, he married LaQuita Brush July 10, 1970, in Durant, Okla. He was an aircraft assembler for Lockheed-Martin and a member of the Azle Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army and was an avid hunter.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Len Nelon Jr. and wife Ava, Chris Nelon and Travis Hammett and wife Amanda; four daughters, Lisa Nelon, Jolen Popp and husband Geoff, Rhonda Bridges and husband Tom and Teresa Killen and husband Russell; two brothers, A.G. Nelon and Darrell Nelon; one sister, Lou Autry and 18 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Garland Lehrmann, Tom Kerr, David Maxey, Jerry Haddox, Vince Galanti and Gene Burkhart. Honorary pallbearers were to be Scott Nelon and Jason Nelon.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 17, 2002

Nelon, Barbara Ann
1937-2002
Service for Barbara Ann Nelon, 65, of Paradise was Sunday, Oct. 20, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. The Rev. George Dyer officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Nelon died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Born Feb. 14, 1937, in Paradise, Nelon had lived in the Paradise community since 1969. She was a cake baker in Wise County and was a Baptist. She married Charles Nelon on June 10, 1967, in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marshal Franks.
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Inez Franks of Fort Worth; a daughter, Chase Nelon Bell and husband Alan of Red Oak; a son, Robert Graham and wife Wendy of Albuquerque; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Graham of Paradise; four grandchildren, Rhiannon and Leah Graham and Lacey and Steel Bell and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ben Remmele, Robert Crawford, Lynn Moore, Donald Norris, Shannon Keener and Gary Potts.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Nichols-Bergman, Annie Lorina
1926-2002
Service for Annie Lorina Nichols-Bergman, 76, of Campbell, Calif. and formerly of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, June 25, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Roger Rhodes officiating. Burial was in the Jim Ned Cemetery near Runaway Bay.
Nichols-Bergman died Sunday, June 16, 2002, in California.
She was born March 26, 1926, in Bridgeport. She was a homemaker.
Nichols-Bergman was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Nichols and siblings O.C. Moody, Arlin “Bud” Moody, Louis Moody, Etta Poland, William Moody and Bloudwen Foster.
She is survived by her husband, Cliff Bergman; a daughter, Roma Jones; a son, Larry Nichols; four grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Jones, Megan and Ryan Nichols; three sisters, Ruth Hardin, Lois Hearne, Doris Belote; a brother, Scott Moody; and many other relatives.
Pallbearers were Norman Musgrave, Eddie Musgrave, Jason Hearne, Gary Tollett, Jim McCartney and Darrell Hearne.
Wise County Messenger, July 4, 2002

Nivens, Iva I.
1905-2002
Service for Iva I. Nivens, 97, of Paradise was Friday, Oct. 11, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Gary Beard officiated.
Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Nivens died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, in Greenville.
Born Aug. 3, 1905, in Paradise, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Ila Belle and Thelma Lee; two sisters, Lorene and Verla and three brothers, Chris, Jeff and Avery Erwin.
She is survived by two sons, Odell D. Nivens and wife Lou of West Tawokoni and Clyde Nivens and wife Martha of Grandview; a sister, Jean McConnell; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wayne Nivens, Troy Nivens, Steve Nivens, Scott Boydston, Richard Shaw and Kenneth Soloman.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 13, 2002

Nixon, Alice Maude
1924-2002
Graveside service for Alice Maude Nixon, 77, of Fort Worth will be Thursday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hall Summit, La.
Nixon died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born March. 18, 1924, in Quitman, she was a homemaker. She married Paul Nixon in 1951 and he preceded her in death in 1981.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Phillips, Sr. of Alvord, Larry Nixon of Fort Worth and Paul Edward Nixon of Princeton, La.; one daughter, Anna Kates of Fort Worth; two brothers, Roy Nichols of Orlando, Fla., and Jesse Nichols of Coushatta, La.; three sisters, Lucille Sheppard of Fort Worth, Ida Rieas of St. Amante, La., and Patricia Smith of Gonzalas, La.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 17, 2002

Norris, Wayne
1926-2002
Service for Wayne Norris, 76, of Paradise was Monday, Aug. 19, at the First Baptist Church of Paradise. The Rev. Don Spain and Burch Wallace officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Norris died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Paradise.
Born July 12, 1926, in Turkey Creek, La., he had lived in the Paradise community since 1960. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and a General Dynamics retiree after 40 years of service. He married Eula McKinney on May 16, 1949, in Fort Worth. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise since 1960 and a member of the North Texas Simmental Association.
He was preceded in death by his infant son; his mother and father; a sister, Laverne Dillon and a brother, Bill Mayo.
He is survived by his wife, Eula; two daughters, Patricia Coates and husband Donald of Fort Worth and Connie Turner and husband Mark of Euless; two sons, Jimmy Norris and wife Valerie of Aurora and Curtis Norris of Euless; a brother, Daniel Norris and wife Jenny of Vidor; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 22, 2002

Norton, Lois H.
1918-2002
Graveside service for Lois H. Norton, 83, of Bridgeport was to be held Saturday, August 10, in the Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington with the Rev. Dale Parkhill officiating.
Norton died Wednesday, August 7, 2002, in Decatur.
She was born August 30, 1918, in Mount Pleasant. She was a retired Sears employee and worked part-time for Boaz Department Store. She was a Baptist.
Norton was preceded in death by her husband, T.E. Norton.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Jackson and her husband Joe of Bridgeport; a grandson, Jim Jackson and his wife Becky; and a great granddaughter, Sidney Marie Jackson.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Nuncio, Amelia ‘Miss Millie’
1930-2002
Funeral mass for Amelia “Miss Millie” Nuncio, 72, of Frederick, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Frederick with the Rev. Carl Janocha officiating. Burial will be in the Frederick Memorial Cemetery.
Nuncio died Sunday, April 28, 2002, in Altus, Okla.
She was born March 10, 1930, in Bridgeport, to Lanadro and Felicita Davilla Martinez. She married Santos Nuncio on Sept. 9, 1956. While living in Bridgeport, she worked for Acme Brick. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, two brothers and one daughter. She worked as a housekeeper for several families in Frederick.
She is survived by nine sons, Maurice Orozco of Fort Worth, Rudy Martinez, Gilbert Nuncio and Viviano Nuncio, all of Frederick, Donald Chapman of Decatur, Selzo Nuncio of Boyd, Anselmo Nuncio and Santos Nuncio, both of Cache, Okla., Danny Nuncio of Enid, Okla.; four daughters, Rebecca Nuncio of Altus and Angie Garcia, Christina Marshall and Amelia Nuncio, all of Frederick; four brothers, Benny Martinez of Fort Worth and Joe Martinez, Jessie Martinez and Raymond Martinez, all of Bridgeport; and seven sisters, Anselma Ramirez, Lupe Silletti, Delores Ramirez, Connie Silletti, Rosemary Osteguin, Francis Huerta and Terry Romero, all of Bridgeport; 28 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Wise County Messenger, May 2, 2002

O’Dell, Mary Alpha
1925-2002
Service for Mary Alpha O’Dell, 76, of Bridgeport was Wednesday, May 29, at Bible Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Higgins officiated. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Alan Young, Lynn Young, Curtis Young, Jeff Donahue, Ben Green and Ricky Green.
O’Dell died Sunday, May 26, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 14, 1925, in Bridgeport, she was a retired technician for Texas Instruments and a member of the Bible Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy O’Dell; a grandson, Billy Young; a sister, Jean Green and a brother, Rayford Story.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Young and Waynda Hogue; two sisters, Ozelle Cline and Grace Mayo; a brother, Cecil Story; eight grandchildren, Alan, Lynn, Connie, Leslie, Lori, Carolyn, Curtis and Jenny; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, June 6, 2002

O’Neill, Vernon Delano
1932-2002
Service for Vernon Delano O’Neill, 69, of Newark will be Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at Greenwood Garden Chapel in Fort Worth. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at the DFW National Cemetery.
O’Neill died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in Fort Worth.
He was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Wellston, Mo., to Frank and Edith O’Neill. He married Pat Moore Sept. 4, 1954. He served in the National Guard from 1948 to 1950 before joining the Air Force. As a senior master sergeant, he retired in 1977 after a successful career in the service where he earned several honors and awards, including the Air Force Commendation Medal for “meritorious achievement.” He assisted in the modifications of a pressure suit and pressurization system which gave freedom and relief to a Dallas homemaker suffering from polio. After he retired from the service, he worked as a foreman for Martin Sprocket.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Francis; a sister, Eileen and brothers-in-law Sid Moore and Chuck Moore.
He is survived by his wife, Pat O’Neill of Newark; a son, William O’Neill and wife Sue of Denton; three daughters, Beth Homan and husband Bill of Anthony, N.M., Suzanne O’Neill Foxworth of Rhome and Lisa O’Neill Brogan and husband Keith of Carrollton; six granddaughters, Leigh Anne and Hailey Foxworth, Jessie and Madison O’Neill and Samantha and Megan Homan; a sister-in-law, LaVada Moore of Godley; two sisters, Mary O’Neill of Tempe, Ariz. and Kathy Trimble of Long Beach, Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Emery Lilge Hospice House, 301 Medpark in Burleson.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 10, 2002

Orona, Agripina Anaya
1909-2002
A private service will be held for Agripina Anaya Orona, 93, of Bridgeport. Family visitation was to be Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Orona died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born June 23, 1909, in Colorado City, she was a housewife and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Colorado City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Orona; a son, Dario Orona; a daughter, Mary Lara; three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by three daughters, Lola Herring of Fort Worth, Lupe Goats of Odessa and Nancy Madrid of Bridgeport; four sons, Jose Orona and wife Rosie of Odessa, Pete Orona and wife Grace of Florenceville and Jesse Orona and wife Gloria of Odessa; a sister, Josephine A. Neria of Odessa, 34 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 10, 2002

Orr, James Donald
1935-2002
Service for James Donald Orr, 67, of McAlester, Okla., formerly of Bridgeport, was Monday, Nov. 4, at Arpelar Cemetery Pavilion. Raymond Wilson officiated. Burial followed at Arpelar Cemetery.
Orr died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, in McAlester.
Born May 29, 1935, in Bridgeport, to James Hubert and Dora Bell Wilkinson Orr, he attended schools in the Bridgeport area. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, serving aboard the U.S.S. Boxer and the U.S.S. Hornet and was stationed in the Far East. He married Carolyn Wilson on April 11, 1959 in Durant, Okla. He worked over 26 years for Southwestern States Telephone Company, which later became GTE. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1098 and the Communications Workers of America Union, Local No. 6179.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rozella and Carl Wilson and two sisters-in-law, Sandra Wilson and Joyce Orr.
He is survived by his wife; three sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Charlotte Chaffin of Springdale, Ark., James and Thresea Orr of Checotah, Okla. and Randy Wayne Orr of McAlester; a brother, Kenneth Orr of Azle; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Homer Hamilton of Bridgeport; five grandchildren, Carleen Orr of Wainwright, Okla., J.D. Orr and wife Sarah of Jenks, Okla., Amber Chaffin Walters and husband Patrick of Springdale, Shaun Chaffin of Springdale and Megan Marie Orr of Fresno, Calif. and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jerrold Mathison, Roy Roberts, Jackie Phillips, Billy Graham, Rance Graham and Frank Tadlock.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 17, 2002

Ortiz, Josie Clarissa
2002-2002
Graveside service for Josie Clarissa Ortiz was held Friday, Oct. 18 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Father Gil Pansza officiated.
The infant daughter of Miriam Rivas and Jose Ortiz was stillborn at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur Oct. 16, 2002.
She is survived by her parents and grandparents, Antonia Ortiz of Decatur, Yolanda Fernandez of Fort Worth and Hipolito Rivas of Fort Worth.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Oxford, Wanda Louise Wise
1927-2002
Graveside service for Wanda Louise Wise Oxford, 74, of Boyd was to be Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m., at the Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be Ronny White, Mike Crownover, Terry Spradlin, Mark Romine, Eddie Whittington and Mark Gillespie.
Oxford died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Decatur.
Born March 1, 1927, in Vernon, Oxford was a resident of Boyd for more than 42 years and served as city secretary for 31 years. She was a member of the Boyd Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, James Elmo Wise and W.E. Oxford and her sister, Martha Spradlin.
She is survived by two daughters, Joy Patterson and husband Don of Boyd and Glenda Rasbury and husband Kenny of Boyd; her mother, Anna Belle Whittington of Boyd; three grandchildren, Jamie, Kimberly and Jeffrey; a brother, Stewart Whittington and wife Dorothy of Arlington; two sisters, Claudia Whittington of Aledo and Juanella Gillespie of Azle and numerous nephews and nieces.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 20, 2002

Pannell, Betty
1925-2002
Graveside service for Betty Pannell, 76, of Azle was Tuesday, March 12, at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Withers officiated.
Pannell died Friday, March 8, 2002, in Frisco.
Born April 5, 1925, in Erie, Pa., she married General Preston Pannell in December 1952, in Ventura, Calif. She was a member of the Aurora Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband; a sister, Helen Myers; two daughters, Dani Sue Rea and Lena Mae O’Brian; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, March 14, 2002

Pannell, General Preston “Bill”
1921-2002
Graveside service for General Preston “Bill” Pannell, 80, of Azle was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Withers was to officiate.
Pallbearers were to be Andrew Vandergriff, Gerald Sanderson, Jackie Smith, Bob Kongable, Brad Adcock and Bob Noble.
Pannell died Thursday, March 14, 2002, in Dallas. He was born Dec. 14, 1921, in Wolfe City. He was a retired auto salesman and custom home builder. He married Betty Frame in Ventura, Calif. He was a veteran of the Navy and served in World War II. He was a member of the
Aurora Baptist Church. He died as a result of injuries from an auto accident that killed his wife Betty.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, J.B. Pannell. He is survived by two daughters, Dani Sue Rea of Azle and Lena Mae O’Brian of Sherman; a brother, Walter Pannell of Decatur; four grandchildren, Ryon, Clay, LeeAnn and Scott; and three great-grandchildren, Britney, Briana and Carie.

Parker, Paul
1968-2002
Graveside service for Paul Parker, 34, of Fort Worth, who has family members in Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, in Greenwood Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Westworth Village Baptist Temple in Westworth Village.
Parker died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Newark.
He was born May 7, 1968, in Burbank, Calif. He was a framer.
Parker is survived by his mother, Wanda Bentley; grandmother, Imogene McIntire; a daughter, Courtney Marshall; three sisters, Pamela Parker, Cindy Viaud and Tina Franks; two uncles, Ronnie McIntire and Raley McIntire and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, August 4, 2002

Parks, Jennifer Marie
1986-2002
Service for Jennifer Marie Parks, 16, of Boyd will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Steve Richardson will officiate, and burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation was to be Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christian-Hawkins in Boyd.
Parks died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in Boyd.
Born April 26, 1986, in Grapevine, she was a junior at Boyd High School. She was also a member of the Boyd High School track team, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Boyd First United Methodist Church where she was active in the youth group. She served as an officer and member of the Conference Council of Youth Ministries and was a member of the District Council of Youth Ministries, Chrysalis and the American Slovenian Catholic Union.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jack and Jean Parks.
She is survived by her parents, Mark and Jeannie (Jereb) Parks of Boyd; one sister, Jori Parks; one brother, Jamie Parks and maternal grandparents, Bill and Mary Ann Jereb of Grays Lake, Ill.
Pallbearers will be Caleb Stevenson, Dakota Roberts, Jacob Scott, Brad Young, Zack Selby, Will Pierce and Derek Lambert. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Hankins and Derrick Ratliff.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jennifer Parks Scholarship Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, Box 266000-MACT 5545-011, Dallas, Texas, 75326, Account # 1005748866.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 6, 2002

Parsons, Michael L., Rev. Dr.
1933-2002
A memorial service for the Rev. Dr. Michael Leonard Parsons, 68, of Bridgeport was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Grace First Presbyterian Church in Weatherford.
Parsons died Monday, May 6, 2002, at his home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1933, in Norfolk, England. A retired Presbyterian minister, he had pastored numerous Presbyterian churches including First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport. He held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cambridge University and a master’s and doctor of divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He held various teaching positions in England and the United States. He also was known internationally for breeding, showing and judging Labrador retrievers and had served as a judge for American Kennel Club competitions.
He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hodes of Suffolk, England; a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Murray L. Parsons of Vernon; a daughter, Romney P. Vinson of Los Gatos, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, May 16, 2002

Pate, Margaret Verlene
1933-2002
Service for Margaret Verlene Pate, 68, of Alvord, was to be Wednesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Ron Hart was to officiate.
Pallbearers were to be Scott Chancellor, Jerry Hutto, Levi Pate, Brandon Lee, Bobby Weatherly, David Weatherly, Doyle Johnson and Brad Freeman. Burial was to be in Ball Knob Cemetery.
Pate died Monday, March 11, 2002, in Decatur.
She was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Jacksonville. She was a nurse aid.
She is survived by three sons, Freddie Pate and his wife Teresa of Jacksboro, David Pate and his wife Kim of Alvord and Jeff Pate and his wife Cammi of Wichita Falls; three daughters, Kathy Weatherly and her husband Bobby of Chico, Mary Murphy and her husband David of Forestburg and Linda Tammen and her husband Bill of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Bill Hart and his wife Carol of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Ron Hart and his wife Honey of Jacksonville; three sisters, Glenda Boyer and her husband Ray of Mesquite, Lanelle McBride of Mesquite, and Donna Johns of Jacksonville; 13 grandchildren and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershell; two sons, Steven Paul Pate and Aaron Dale Weatherly; a grandson, James Lee; her parents, W. V. and Lora Bell Hart; and one sister, Gail Moad.
Wise County Messenger, March 14, 2002

Patterson, Sallie Jane
1913-2002
Service for Sallie Jane Patterson, 89, of Azle were to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Steve Weeks was to officiate.
Patterson died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, in Decatur.
Born May 28, 1913, in Athens, Patterson married the late Archie Patterson in July, 1942 in Fort Worth. She taught school for many years in Boyd and Azle and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Alice Jane Ewing and her husband Jerre of Boyd; grandsons, Paul and Steven; great-granddaughter Morgana and two nieces.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 1, 2002

Pena, Christopher Alexander
2002-2002
Graveside service for Christopher Alexander Pena, the 8-month-old child of April Kelsey and Jose Pena of Boyd, was Friday, Dec. 27 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Pena died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Denton.
He was born April 18, 2002, in Denton.
He is survived by his parents; one brother, Daniel Castillo of Denton and grandparents, Paul Kelsey of Henrietta, Pat Kelsey of Justin, Audrey Brandt of Justin and Corine Varnell of Colorado.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 29, 2002

Penley, Walter Elmo, Dr.
1924-2002
Service for Dr. Walter Elmo Penley, 77, of Denton and an orthodontist for many patients in Wise County, was Monday, July 29 at Denton Bible Church with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Penley died Friday, July 26, 2002, in Denton.
He was born September 8, 1924, in Reed, Okla. to James W. and Mary Penley. He was the youngest of eight children. He graduated from high school in Mangum, Okla. in 1942. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. Penley was a graduate of Baylor University in 1950. He married Nelwyn Anderson on June 25, 1950, in Port Arthur. He graduated from Baylor Dental School in Dallas in 1953. He practiced general dentistry in Denton from 1953 to 1960, then received his orthodontic training at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He began his orthodontics practice in Denton in 1962 and retired in 2001.
Penley is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nelwyn Penley; two sons, Mark Penley and his wife Cindy of Dallas and Major Dick Penley of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.; one daughter, Beth Henderson and her husband James of Tell; six granddaughters, Jennifer and Hannah Penley, Hayley and Mary Katherine Henderson and Rebekah and Rachel Penley; one sister, Noma Castle of Denton; two brothers, Neil of Oklahoma City and Forrest of Aberdeen, Scotland; two nieces and four nephews.
Pallbearers were Mike Rummell, Charles Martin, Dr. L.E. Selz, Mack Elliott, Dr. John White, Dr. Hal Reed, Stan Yeager and Keith Molsbee. Honorary pallbearers were Wade Tyler Jr., Rob Overton, Dr. Guinn Daniels, Dr. Charles Saunders, Dr. Forrest Cothern, Dr. Alex Finlay, John Haynie, Jake Smith and Roy Heatly.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 1, 2002

Penn, Hubert Wayne ‘Bud’
1926-2002
Service for Hubert Wayne “Bud” Penn, 75, of Newark was to be Wednesday, March 6 at noon at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Jimmy Withers was to officiate. Graveside services were to follow at Laurel Land in Dallas at 2:30 p.m.
Penn died Sunday, March 3, 2002, in Dallas.
Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Dallas, he was a veteran of the Navy, serving in WWII and Korea. He was an aircraft mechanic, retired from Bell Helicopter. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by two nephews, Rick Penn and wife Jan of Dallas, Bill Penn and wife Kathy of Garland; and six great nieces and nephews, all of Garland.
Wise County Messenger, March 7, 2002

Pennington, Mattye S.
1922-2002
Service for Mattye S. Pennington, 80, of Alvord was Thursday, Nov. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated and was assisted by Bob Wilson. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
Pennington died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 5, 1922, in Archer City, she was a homemaker and was married to Ollie Sisk who died in 1977. She then married Damon Pennington Nov. 8, 1980, in Lewsiville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord and also taught school in Alvord.
She is survived by her husband, Damon Pennington of Alvord; one son, Bill Sisk of Cypress; five daughters, Kaye Hardy of Houston, Linda Schroeder of San Antonio, Sandra Smith of Abilene, Sue Lymberopoulos of Houston and Suzette Munson of Alvord; one brother, Glen Sutherland of El Paso; one sister, Esther Farley of Iowa Park; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Nick, Gavin and Anthony Lymberopoulos, Damon Munson, Matt Schults and Ryan Schroeder.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 24, 2002

Perez, Margarita
1963-2002
Graveside service for Margarita Perez, 38, of Decatur, will be in the Salitral Cemetery in Salitral San Louis, Potosi, Mexico.
Perez died Sunday, April 21, 2002, in Decatur.
She was born April 28, 1963, in Mexico. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Eleazar Perez; her father, Enrique Cornado of Mexico; two sons, Eleazar Perez and Juan Hosa Perez; three daughters, Ana Rosa Perez, Sandra Perez and Maria Guadalupe, all of Decatur; four brothers and four sisters.
Wise County Messenger, April 25, 2002

Perkins, Carl James
1913-2002
Service for Carl James Perkins, 89, of Decatur was Friday, Aug. 30, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, with Masonic rites, was at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. B. Nunley officiated.
Perkins died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born February 11, 1913, in the Hopewell Community in Wise County, Perkins married Audrey Myers on April 30, 1932, in Waurika, Okla. He attended school in Decatur and lived his entire life in the Decatur and Alvord area. Perkins served two years in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge #447, the American Legion, the Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur and the Decatur Fire Department. He was a retired mechanic from Wren Motors in Decatur after 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey on July 11, 1992; his mother, Alice Sanders and his brother, Oscar Lee Perkins.
He is survived by his nephews, Delbert Lee Perkins and wife Bertha of Blue Mound and James Edward Perkins and wife Margie of Saginaw; caregivers, Edna Rushin of Decatur and Beverly A. Neasbitt of Bridgeport.
Pallbearers were Masons.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 1, 2002

Perkins, Raymond Lester
1918-2002
Graveside service for Raymond Lester Perkins, 83, of Chandler, formerly of Boyd, was Tuesday, May 7, at the Boyd Cemetery with Ralph B. Carter officiating.
Perkins died Saturday, May 4, 2002, in Chandler.
He was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Groton, Conn. He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired flight mechanic for Bell Helicopter. He married Hazel Marie Fletcher on April 8, 1950, in White Settlement. She died on March 14, 1991. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Grace Perkins, two brothers and a sister.
He is survived by a son, Doyle Perkins and his wife Barbara of Chandler; a daughter, Lora Vincent of Chandler; a sister, Doris Lamb of Ledyard, Conn.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, May 9, 2002

Perrenot, Travis Bruce ‘Litefoot’
1942-2002
Service for Travis Bruce “Litefoot” Perrenot, 60, of Paradise was Thursday, July 25, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Perrenot died Monday, July 22, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Born February 20, 1942, in Corpus Christi, he was a retired employee of Lockheed Martin and a retired Air Force veteran. He loved to draw armadillos and was passionate about drag racing and top fuel funny cars.
He was preceded in death by his son, Travis Bruce Perrenot Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Bobbie Perrenot; mother, Peggy Perrenot; brothers, Brian Perrenot and his wife Vicki, and Fred Perrenot; sisters, Leanna Mills and her husband Melvin; sons, Elvin and Gary Lindsey; daughter, Margaret Shirey and her husband Steve; grandchildren, Chelsee Hughes, Shane Lindsey, Chris and Eric Shirey and Lynette Lindsey; two great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Christopher Shirey, Eric Shirey, Shane Lindsey, David Hughes, Elvin Lindsey and Steve Shirey.
Wise County Messenger, July 28, 2002

Pettengill, Jerry Marvin
1931-2002
Service for Jerry Marvin Pettengill, 71, of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Boyd with the Rev. Dale Rider officiating. A private burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Pettengill died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in Boyd.
He was born Feb. 17, 1931, in Coin, Iowa. He married Jana Green on Nov. 17, 1994, at Southlake. A Navy veteran, he served in the Korean War. He owned Flow Tronex PSI Inc. until he retired. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He owned Salt Creek Arena.
He is survived by his wife; children, Richard Krieger, Sandra Schafluetzel, Terry Dorothy, Sue Gregory, Rebecca Hawkins and David Pettengill; and stepchildren, Kelle Foster and Flynn Coon.
Wise County Messenger, March 31, 2002

Petty, Andrew Jackson ‘Jack’, Sr.
1918-2002
Service for Andrew Jackson “Jack” Petty, Sr., 83, of Boyd will be Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at Coker Funeral Chapel in Decatur. John Little will officiate. Burial will follow at the City of Mesquite Cemetery.
Petty died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, in Boyd.
Born Aug. 8, 1918 in Lucky Ridge, he was a retired supervisor for Texas Instruments. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He married the late Francis McDearman Nov. 12, 1936 in Terrell. He was a member of the Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Keller.
He is survived by his son, Andrew Jackson Petty, Jr. of New Orleans and three grandchildren, Jonathan, Amanda Jane and Melissa Jo Petty.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 21, 2002

Pewitt, Bill
1930-2002
Service for Bill Pewitt, 72, of Paradise was Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Chaplain Luke Oyler officiated. Burial followed at Wilson Prairie Cemetery near Cottondale.
Pewitt died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, in Paradise.
Born June 14, 1930, in Chico, he married Rose Marie Santana Oct. 19, 1968, in Las Vegas. He was a retired material specialist for General Dynamics and was a member of Eagle Mountain Church in Newark.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Pewitt of Paradise; two sons, B.R. Pewitt and wife Shannon of Austin and Isaac Pewitt; six daughters, Susan Haywood of Azle, Abby Slaton of Fort Worth, Teresa Conkel and husband Dale of Arlington, Lisa Krog of Keller, Melanie Stewart of Paradise, Crystal Lewis and husband Ty of Paradise and Charisma Rode Pewitt; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Ty Lewis, Randy Pewitt, Edgar Santos, Richard King, Dale Conkel and John Bauereisen.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Phelps, Alyssa Renae
1998-2002
Service for Alyssa Renae Phelps, 3, of Paradise was Monday, July 29, at Fountain of Life Church in Watauga. The Rev. Von Lombard officiated. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Bowie.
She died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in Paradise along with her mother Dedrah; brother, Christopher and grandmother, Carolyn Phelps.
Born Jan. 4, 1998, in Fort Worth, she was a member of the Fountain of Life Church.
She is survived by her father, Mike Phelps of Paradise; her grandparents, Russell and Rhonda Hanson of Owasso, Okla.; great-grandparents, Dorothy and Robert Hanson and Jean Tucker; great-great-grandparents, Helen Stout and E.C. Barker and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 1, 2002

Phelps, Carolyn Ruth
1952-2002
Service for Carolyn Ruth Phelps, 49, of Abilene was Monday, July 29, at Fountain of Life Church in Watauga. The Rev. Von Lombard officiated.
Phelps died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in Paradise along with her daughter in-law, Dedrah and grandchildren, Alyssa and Christopher.
Born July 25, 1952, in Durant, Okla., she was a manager for McDonald’s Restaurant in Abilene.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ernest Phelps; her parents, Virgil and Earlene Phelps and two sisters, Flossy Grant and Joyce Jackson.
She is survived by two daughters, Missy Dokey and husband Matthew of Abilene and Shelly Phelps of Abilene; a son, Mike Phelps of Paradise; a granddaughter, Tristin Gary; two brothers, Karl Noland and Daryl Noland, both of Porterville, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 1, 2002

Phelps, Christopher Jordan ‘C.J.’
1996-2002
Service for Christopher Jordan “C.J.” Phelps, 6, of Paradise was Monday, July 29, at the Fountain of Life Church in Watauga. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Bowie. The Rev. Von Lombard officiated.
Phelps died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in Paradise with his mother, Dedrah, his sister, Alyssa Renae and his grandmother, Carolyn Phelps.
Born July 20, 1996, in Fort Worth, he would have been in first grade at Paradise Elementary.
He was a member of the Fountain of Life Church.
He is survived by his father, Mike Phelps of Paradise; grandparents, Russell and Rhonda Hanson of Owasso, Okla.; great-grandparents, Dorothy and Robert Hanson and Jean Tucker; great great-grandparents, Helen Stout and E.C. Barker and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 1, 2002

Phelps, Dedrah Delyn
1975-2002
Service for Dedrah Delyn Phelps, 26, of Paradise was Monday, July 29, at Fountain of Life Church in Watauga. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Bowie. The Rev. Von Lombard officiated.
Phelps died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in Paradise.
Born Dec. 4, 1975, in Odessa to Russell and Rhonda Hanson, she was a 1994 graduate of Weatherford High School. She married Mike Phelps on July 23, 1994, in Watauga.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Fountain of Life Church in Watauga where she served as director of the preschool department.
She died with her mother-in-law Carolyn Phelps, son Christopher and daughter Alyssa.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Phelps of Paradise; parents, Russell and Rhonda Hanson of Owasso, Okla.; grandparents, Dorothy and Robert Hanson and Jean Tucker; great-grandparents, Helen Stout; a sister, Ralena Whitten and husband Jeff of Haltom City; brother, James Piper of Owasso, Okla.; and three nieces.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 1, 2002

Phillips, Marcella Paschall
1923-2002
Service for Marcella Paschall Phillips, 79, of Paradise will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2002 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Wayne Hanks officiating. Burial will be in the Cottondale Cemetery. The family will received visitors at the Hawkins Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6.
Phillips died on Monday June 3, 2002.
She was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Burkburnett to Lloyd and Ola Paschall. She graduated from Paradise High School, where she met her husband Ray. Phillips attended John Tarleton College and North Texas State Teacher’s College. She was employed by the Texas Employment Commission and retired in 1987 as manager of the West Parker office. Her retirement was spent enjoying her many hobbies and beloved grandchildren.
Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, Ray in 1997 and a son, Paul Phillips.
She is survived by a daughter, Diane Hanks and her husband Norman of Houston; a son, Kimbell Phillips of Montgomery; three grandchildren, Melissa Hanks of Houston, Scott Hanks and his wife Jenny of Seattle and Ryan Phillips of Montgomery; a brother, Jim Paschall and his wife Janice; two sisters, Patsy Gentry of Paradise and Sue Holley and her husband Marlan of Bridgeport and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Larry Phillips, Jerry Dickson, Bill Askey, David Paschall, Keith Gentry and Ronnie Krenek.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wise County Messenger, June 6, 2002

Phillips, Millie Mae Farrington
1903-2002
Service for Mille Mae Farrington Phillips, 98, of Decatur, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Phillips died Monday, May 27, 2002, in Decatur.
She was born Oct. 6, 1903, in Hopewell. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Phillips is survived by a son, Edward Phillips and his wife Ruby of Decatur and a granddaughter, Cathy Phillips of Decatur.
Pallbearers will be Kerry Clower, James Hodges, Ronnie Hodges, Leslie Hale, Wayne McConnell and Ralph Workman Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Hale and Kenneth Claborn.
Wise County Messenger, May 30, 2002

Phillips, Renee McMaster
1964-2002
Service for Renee McMaster Phillips, 38, of Decatur was Thursday, Dec. 26 at River of Life Church in Decatur. The Rev. Greg Mohr officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Wise County.
Phillips died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 5, 1964, in Morton, she was a bookkeeper.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; her father, Kenneth McMaster and mother, Jolene Smith, both of Decatur; two sons, Brandon Koehne of San Antonio and Mack Sanders of Southlake; a daughter, Baylee Murphree of Decatur and four brothers, Rick, Mickey, Steve and Donald McMaster, all of Decatur.
Pallbearers were Chris, Lance and Rusty McMaster, Matt Lavender, Aaron Stanfield and Brian Keener.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 29, 2002

Pierce, Joe
1917-2002
Service for Joe Pierce, 85, of Newark was Tuesday, April 16, at the Newark Church of Christ. Burial was in the Dido Cemetery.
Pierce died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Boswell, Okla. He was a plant mechanic and maintenance man for TXU. He was a member of the Newark Church of Christ. He married Dorothy Mae Pope on Jan. 1, 1943, in Oklahoma. She preceded him in death as did a son, Harley Pierce.
He is survived by a daughter, Armanda Hooks of Watauga; a sister, Myrel Belknap of North Carolina; a brother-in-law, John Pope; and a grandson, Robert Jeremy Hooks and his wife Jennifer.
Wise County Messenger, April 18, 2002

Pittman, Billy Leon
1953-2002
Graveside service for Billy Leon Pittman, 49, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Billy Rowe was to officiate.
Pittman died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, in Wise County.
Born March 7, 1953, in Bridgeport, he was a maintenance worker and a Baptist.
He is survived by his brother, J.C. “Keith” Pittman of Bridgeport; a sister, Brenda Gail Moore of Chico and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, April 18, 2002

Pitts, Raymond Lee
1932-2002
Service for Raymond Lee Pitts, 70, of Boyd was Thursday, Sept. 19, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. The Rev. Allen Luker officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Pitts died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, in Dallas.
Born May 27, 1932, in San Antonio to Raymond A. and Dousie Whatley Pitts, he was a welder and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He married Charlene Fergason on Jan. 20, 1951, in Waurika, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Pitts.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Susan Burkett and husband Bob of Boyd; a son, Bud Pitts of Boyd and a grandson, Shawn Burkett.
Pallbearers were Pepper Snodgrass, Roger Woodard, Kenneth Hubner, Floyd Huddleston, R.J. Hays and George Willgannoski. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Bletsch, Robert Adams, Jimmy Harrison and Bob King.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 22, 2002

Pixley, Michael Wayne
1958-2002
Service for Michael Wayne Pixley, 43, of Rhome was Friday, Sept. 27 at DeBerry Funeral Directors Chapel in Denton. The Rev. Cecil Threadgill officiated. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
Pixley died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in Wise County.
Born Nov. 22, 1958, in Jacksboro, he attended Denton High School. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1997 after 20 years of service. He was a supervisor for Southwestern Bell Company.
He was preceded in death by his father, William D. Pixley Sr., and his grandfathers, Blackie James and George E. Pixley.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Leonard Perkins of Whitney; a sister, Crystal Ramsey of Benbrook; a brother, Bill Pixley of Allen and grandparents, Fannie James of Denton and Vada Pixley of San Jacinto, Calif.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 29, 2002

Pleasant, Imogene
1917-2002
Service for Imogene Collier Pleasant, 84, of Bridgeport was Monday at the Cates St. Church of Christ in Bridgeport with Ray Wells and Roger Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Chico Cemetery.
Pleasant died March 29, 2002, in Nacogdoches.
She was a longtime resident of Wise County, and was a retired sales representative for Avon. She married H.A. Pleasant, Jr., Nov. 18, 1939, in Chico. He died July 7, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Moye Collier, and a brother, Bud Collier. She was a member of the Cates St. Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son, Jimmy Pleasant and his wife Jan; one sister, Thelma Pleasant; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, April 4, 2002

Pon, Larry, Sr.
1953-2002
Service for Larry Pon Sr., 48, of Odessa was Tuesday, April 23, at Sunset Memorial Chapel in Odessa with the Rev. Cecil Maxey officiating. Burial was Wednesday, April 24, in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Pon died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at his home in Odessa.
He was born May 21, 1953, to Bill and Margaret Pon in Fort Worth. He moved to Odessa in 1989 from Decatur. He had been employed by Key Energy Services for the past two years. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Emilia; a son, Larry Pon, Jr. and wife Emilia of Felton; three daughters, Misty Garza and husband Herman of Odessa, Krystle Pon of Odessa and Michelle Alvarez of Dallas; two brothers, Floyd Houtz and wife Brenda and Bill H. Pon and wife Cathy; two sisters, Kitty Taylor and husband Jimmy of Perrin and Verna Jones and husband Keith of Decatur; and nine grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, April 28, 2002

Powers, Janet
1955-2002
Service for Janet Powers, 47, of Bridgeport was Dec. 19 at Hawkins Funeral Home. Ted Warwick officiated. Burial was in Ringgold Cemetery. Powers died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born April 4, 1955, in Wilson, Okla., she was the store manager for Elliott Electric and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Vannoy.
She is survived by one son, Michael Walters and wife Filiz of Turkey; one daughter, Penny English and husband Steven of San Antonio; two grandchildren, Brooke and Lyndsay; her mother, June Vannoy and one brother, Jimmy Vannoy and wife Diane.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 22, 2002

Powers, Robert Lee
1949-2002
Graveside service for Robert Lee Powers, 53, of Bridgeport was at Thomas Cemetery Friday, Dec. 20. Rev. Gary Demmitt officiated.
Powers died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 22, 1949, in Eastland, he was an electrician and owner/operator of R&P Electric and a member of the Church of Christ. He was an active member of the Bridgeport Golf and Country Club.
He is survived by one son, Bradley Powers and wife Donna; one daughter, Sharan McCowen; three grandchildren, Joshua Payton, Christopher and Reba Lynn; one brother, Tommy Powers and one sister, Billie Hobbs.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 22, 2002

Pratt, Alice
1934-2002
Service for Alice Robertson Pratt, 67, of Newark will be at noon Saturday, April 13.
Pratt died Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Fort Worth.
She was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Wichita Falls. She attended Bowie High School, TCU and Texas Woman’s University. She had an art gallery in downtown Fort Worth in the early 1960s, worked for radio station KFJZ in Fort Worth in the mid-60s and for the Denton Record-Chronicle in the early 1970s. She moved to Seattle, Wash., in 1971. She returned to the Fort Worth area in 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Andrea Barnett and her husband Bryan of Boyd; two brothers, Morris Robertson Sr. of Marlin and Leddie Robertson of Elk City, Okla.; and a grandson, Andrew Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Miranda.
Wise County Messenger, April 11, 2002

Pratt, Kristian Cole
2002
Graveside service for Kristian Cole Pratt, the infant son of Randall Pratt and Amanda Denney of Bridgeport, was Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Demmitt officiated.
Pallbearers were Dale Denney and Wayne Finley.
The infant was born and died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in Decatur.
He is survived by his parents, Randall Pratt and Amanda Denney; grandparents, Dale and Mary Denney, Louette Koonce, David and Dale Pratt and Debbie and Steve Hedrick; great-grandparents, Kenneth and Lil Pratt, Florence and Alton Pullin and Sara and Quincy Thompson; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 31, 2002

Prestage, Velma Manilla
1916-2002
Service for Velma Manilla Prestage, 85, of Decatur was Monday, Feb. 18, at Coker Funeral Chapel. Jay Gibson officiated. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Gibson, Nathan Mara, L.D. Evans, Chino Torres, Mike Miller and Don Ogle.
Prestage died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, in Decatur. Born Feb. 17, 1916, in Gainesville, she was a retired insurance clerk.
She married the late Howard Prestage in Gainesville on May 24, 1940. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by two daughters, Kay Mara and husband Jerry of Decatur and June Gibson and husband Jerry of Parker; one sister, Flora Smith of Georgetown; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Feb. 21, 2002

Price, Rayford Dale
1942-2002
Service for Rayford Dale Price, 59, of Decatur was Monday, Aug. 5, at Trinity Baptist Church. Mike McInerney officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove #1 Cemetery.
Price died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, in Decatur.
Born December 28, 1942, in Dallas, Price married Brenda Kay Martin on Oct. 9, 1975, in Dallas. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a painter for Synthetic Products of Fort Worth.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; two sons, James Lon Price and wife Missy and Carey Price; two daughters, Tammy Davis and husband Jeff and Cecila Partin and husband James; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Austin, Micahel, Cierra, Dakota, Cheyenne and Blake and two sisters, Frances Hibba and Aline Price.
Pallbearers were David Lambert, Johnny Lambert, Tommy Lambert, Danny Lambert, Johnny Barnard, Bill Barnard, James Partin and Mark Lambert. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vista Care Hospice in Denton.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 8, 2002

Prickett, Virginia Rosevelt
1907-2002
Private services will be held for Virginia Rosevelt Prickett, 95, of Boyd.
Prickett died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in Decatur.
Born July 4, 1907, in Broken Arrow, Okla., to William and Tennessee Trammell Johnson, she was retired after spending 50 years as the owner/operator of Prickett’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Ark., for over 50 years and was a member of the Boyd United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschiel Prickett, in 1948.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Prickett House; three grandchildren, Melanie Martin Price, Michael David Martin and Belinda House Bush; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 15, 2002

Provence, Lona Margaret
1923-2002
Service for Lona Margaret Provence, 79, of Decatur were Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Rev. Roy Faubion officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove No. 1 in Wise County.
Provence died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 20, 1923, in Boyd, she was a retired machinist at Victor in Denton. She married Woodrow Wilson Provence who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Eugene Wood of Boyd, Rick Wood of Midlothian and Jim Wood of Richardson; one daughter, Sue Winn of Decatur; one brother, Bill Young of Decatur; two sisters, Shirley Hayes of Decatur and Emma Lee Hill of Fort Worth; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronny Winn, Charlie Winn, Tony Wood, Ted Lewis, Tim Taylor and Johnny Garrett.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Quance, Andy
1950-2002
Service for Andy Quance, 51, of Chico was to be Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Jimmie Taylor was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Willow Point Cemetery.
Quance died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Bowie.
He was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Garden City, Kan., and he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was employed by IMC Waste Disposal. He was a member of the Jack County Rough Riders, the National and American Association of Riding Clubs, the Sheriff’s Posse and the Willow Creek Country Club. He married Sylvia Armbruster on June 15, 1986, in Scott City, Ks.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Amber Rensing and husband Rich and Brandy Quance; a son, Travis Quance and wife Amy; a stepson, Matthew Morton; three grandchildren, Alexis, Jacob and Lucas; two brothers, Jerry Quance and Steve Quance; two sisters, Rhonda Drummond and Darlene Brennan; his mother, Nina Quance Glanville and husband Carroll and goddaughter Cynnessa Taylor Whaley.
Pallbearers were to be Billy Privett, Tommy McEwen, Glenn Nobile, Jack Moore, Freddie Williams, Billy McFarland, Jan Crocker and Sammy Blay. Honorary pallbearers were to be Steve Cook, Chris Martin and Darrell Brown.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 15, 2002

Quinn, Charles Richard
1939-2002
Graveside services for Mr. Charles Richard Quinn, 63, will be Sunday, June 9, at the West Bridgeport Cemetery in Bridgeport at 2:00 p.m. Visiting hours were 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heartfield Funeral Home in Hearne .
Quinn died Thursday, June 6, 2002, in Bryan, Texas.
He was born June 18, 1939, in Excelsior Springs, Mo. He was a jailer with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department and lived the last 20 years in Hearne, Texas. He was a Methodist.
He is survived by his wife Margie Quinn of Hearne, four sons, Kenneth Voss and his wife Anna of Bryan, Robert Quinn and his wife Tina of Brunswick, Ga, Richard Quinn and his wife Sheila of Hearne, and Keith Quinn and his wife Tammy, also of Hearne; a brother, Shelby Quinn and his wife Linda of Blue Ridge, Ga; two sisters, Blanche Higgins and her husband Bill of Shelton, Mo, and Joann Kalle and her husband Andy of Morehaven, Fla; and seven grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, June 9, 2002