Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2004
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Hamby, Anthony Lynn ‘Tony’
1956-2004

Funeral for Anthony Lynn “Tony” Hamby, 48, of Cottondale will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, at the Birdville Church of Christ. David Howell will officiate. Burial will follow at Birdville Cemetery. Visitation was to be Saturday, May 8, from 3 to 8 p.m at Davis Funeral Home.
Hamby died Thursday, May 6, 2004, in Cottondale.
Born March 5, 1956, in Henderson, Tenn., to Lee and Glenda Hamby, he was a mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Lynn Hamby.
He is survived by his son, Matthew Lynn Hamby and Deana Brooker of Cottondale; a daughter, Christy Hamby and husband, Russell McCulley, of Fort Worth; parents of Cottondale; three brothers, Ronnie Hamby and wife, Pam, of Cottondale, Keith Hamby and wife, Donna, of Fort Worth and Burl Hamby and wife, Wanda, of Fort Worth; two sisters, Gay Sanford and husband, John and Vonna Kebort and husband, Jeff, all of Cottondale; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Claude Cain, Rex Grove, Jim Howell, Robert West, Richard West and David Zachary.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society-Scleroderma Research Foundation or Cypress Hospice Service of Decatur.
Published Sunday, May 9, 2004

Hamby, Gordon Miller
1938-2004

Funeral for Gordon Miller Hamby, 66, of Fort Worth was Friday, Sept. 10, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Elders Larry Webb and Barry Brown officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hamby died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, in Bedford.
Born July 10, 1938, in Overton, to Euel and Grace Hamby, he was retired from Raytheon Systems and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the Indian Oaks Primitive Baptist Church. He married Betty Ann Brooks on Aug. 20, 1971, in Fort Worth.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, David Sewell and Bob Sewell and wife, Sandy; a daughter, Katherine Sewell; six grandchildren, Terry, James, Scott, Daniel, Kristen and Russell and a great-grandchild, Gabriel.
Pallbearers were Mike Curley, Tony Dauphinot, Lathe Dauphinot, Wes Dauphinot, Bennie Walker, Rayburn Brooks, Walter Brooks and Larry Christensen.
Published Sunday, September 12, 2004

Hamilton, Marcia Lynn
1955-2004
Memorial for Marcia Lynn Hamilton, 49, of Decatur was Monday, June 7. Marsha Hakes officiated.
Hamilton died Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Decatur.
Born May 17, 1955, in North Carolina, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her father, Claude D. Johnson; stepfather Robert M. Smith; sister, Nancy Lee Gragg and brother, Wayne Morris.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Hamilton and mother, Betty Smith, both of Decatur; two daughters, Nanci Hamilton and Kristina Hamilton, both of Decatur; a brother, David Johnson of Haltom City and three sisters, Laurie Johnson and Ladonna McDaniel, both of Decatur and Lavan Smith of Azle.
Published Thursday, June 10, 2004

Hamlin, Loren Kent
1927-2004
Memorial service for Loren Kent Hamlin, 76, of Decatur will be Friday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Kenny Cates will officiate.
Hamlin died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in Decatur.
He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Rodman, N.Y., to Gordon and Grace Hamlin. He married Shirley Jordan on June 17, 2000, in Carrollton. After 20 years as a forest ranger with the New York Forest Service, Hamlin worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho for three years. He was instrumental in establishing wetlands in New York. His hobbies included antiques, hunting, fishing and rebuilding wooden canoes. He was a protestant.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Laurie McKenas of Carrollton, Jamie Schoch of New York, Ann Marie deGraff of New York and Deborah Jones of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Jean Hickox of New York and two grandchildren, Erin and Catherine McKenas.
Published Thursday, February 5, 2004

Hammond, Donald G.
1931-2004
Graveside service for Donald G. Hammond, 72, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and formerly of Boyd, will be Sunday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Louis Horton will officiate.
Hammond died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in Pleasant Grove.
He was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Gary, Ind., to Floyd and Camille Hammond. He was a retired mechanical engineer for General Dynamics.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Hammond, and two brothers, Jack and Louis Hammond.
He is survived by two sons, Murry Hammond and wife, Grey, of California and Dr. Terry Hammond and wife, Ellen, of Utah; a step-son, Larry Hagan of San Antonio and seven grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 1, 2004

Haney, Lexie Mildred
19112-2004
Funeral for Lexie Mildred Haney, 92, of Azle was Jan. 12 at Briar Church of Christ in Azle. Kenton Harvey and Ted Horn officiated. Burial followed at Pope Cemetery.
Haney died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, in Azle.
Born Jan. 4, 1912, near Azle to “Bud” and Lee Moran, she graduated from North Side High School and attended Texas Woman’s University. She worked at Convair during World War II and retired from Tracor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel Haney, and a sister Ruth Moran.
She is survived by a daughter, Alice Brown Waggoner of Decatur; three sons, James R. Haney and wife, Joan, of Azle, Wayne Haney and wife, June, of Southlake, Lynn R. Haney and wife, Briggett, of San Antonio; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials be made to Christ’s Haven for Children, 4150 Keller-Haslet Rd, Keller, Texas 76248.
Published Thursday, January 15, 2004

Hansen, DeEva
1925-2004

Graveside service for DeEva Hansen, 78, of Fort Worth was to be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Hansen died Friday, April 30, 2004, in Fort Worth.
She was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Decatur to Dewitt and Eva Fergason. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Lynn.
She is survived by two daughters, Donelle Medford and DeAnna Heffley and husband, Terry; grandchildren, Shelly Lewis and husband, Jimmy, and Rachel, David and Jake Heffley and eight great-grandchilren.
Published Sunday, May 9, 2004

Hargrave, Clara Elizabeth
1923-2004
Memorial for Clara Elizabeth Hargrave, 80, of Alvord was March 6 at Kingdom Hall in Wise County.
She died Friday, March 5, 2004, in Decatur.
She was born April 8, 1923, in Franktown, Colo.
She married Kenneth Lewis Hargrave Feb. 6, 1940, in Boulder, Colo., and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Kenneth Hargrave III of Canyon City, Colo., Larry L. Hargrave of Bowie and Lonny A. Hargrave of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Edna Hill of Riverdon, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, March 11, 2004

Harpool, Mason Cole
2004
Graveside service for Mason Cole Harpool, infant son of Kyle and Kelli Vandergriff Harpool, was Friday, May 28, in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. Jason Martin officiated.
He was born and died on Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine.
He is survived by his parents, Kyle W. Harpool and Kelli Renee Vandergriff Harpool of Lewisville; grandparents, Danny and Kathy Vandergriff of Sanger and Rex and Sharon Zieman of Ponder.
Published Sunday, May 30, 2004

Harris, Lorraine Harriet
1930-2004

Funeral for Lorraine Harriet Harris, 73, of Boyd will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Rev. John Forsyth will officiate. Burial will be at Keeter Cemetery.
Born Oct. 20, 1930, to Harold and Veronica (Bretz) Lottman in Chicago, she died Feb. 9, 2004, in Fort Worth.
She married Jearl Lee “Jake” Harris on Feb. 14, 1993, in Boyd. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star, Women on a Mission and the Keeter Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Lottman.
She is survived by her husband; a son, William Foster and wife, Janet; five daughters, Pat Glazier, Katherine Prater and husband, Gary, Corinne Kelton and husband, Randy, Karen Harris and husband, Mark, and Charlotte Poling and husband, Jerry; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony Prater, Randall Kelton, Willie Garrett and Ed Lang.
Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 6100 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 23, Fort Worth, Texas 76116.
Published Thursday, February 12, 2004

Harrison, J.L. ‘Jimmie’
1926-2004
Funeral for J.L. “Jimmie” Harrison, 77, of Bellevue was Tuesday, July 13, 2004. The Revs. Tommy John Mayo and Robert Slayton officiated. Burial was at Bellevue Cemetery.
He died July 10, 2004 in Bellevue.
He was born Nov. 26, 1926, to Thad and Karin Rosson Harrison and lived most of his life in Bellevue.
He served in the United States Army during the occupation era in Toyoko, Japan, during World War II and subsequently worked for Lone Star Gas Company for 30 years. He married Lucy Faye Allison on May 5, 1950, in Bellevue. He was a long-time member, Sunday school teacher and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bellevue.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Minna Lou Grammar.
He is survived by his wife; five children, John T. Harrison and his wife, Cherry of Bellevue, Linda Wells and her husband, Charles of Vashti, Billy Glen Harrison of Bellevue, A.A. “Andy” Harrison and his wife, Becky of Decatur and Steven L. Harrison of Canton; a sister, Johnie Cumby of Terrell; two brothers, Glen Harrison of Canton and Billie Joe Harrison of Coppell; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Robert Jones, Jacob Jones, Thomas Jones, Dwight Jones, Travis Jones and J.T. Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Allison, Joseph Jones and Milburn Allen.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bellevue, Bellevue Cemetery Association or the Bellevue High School Scholarship Fund.
Published Thursday, July 15, 2004

Hart, John R.
1934-2004
Funeral for John R. Hart, 70, of Sunset was Tuesday, May 4, 2004. The Rev. Larry Miller of the Cowboy Church of Henrietta officiated.
Hart died May 1, 2004, in Bowie.
He was born March 14, 1934, in Stamps, Ark. He married Betty Lewis April 2, 1955, in Arlington. He was a soft trim repairman for General Motors.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mary DoByns of Sunset; and two sons, Terry Hart of Benbrook and Frank Hart of Rio Linda, Calif.
Published Thursday, May 6, 2004

Haston, Roy B.
1923-2004

Funeral for Roy B. Haston, 81, of Runaway Bay was Dec. 17 at Hawkins Funeral Home. The Rev. Phil Gilbreath officiated. Burial followed at Eternal Oaks Cemetery in Runaway Bay.
Haston died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Runaway Bay.
Born Feb. 6, 1923, in Paducah, he retired as director of the rangers for the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was chairman of the Eternal Oaks Cemetery Association of Runaway Bay.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; two sons, Jack and Jerry Haston; three brothers, David, Hubert and Troy Haston.
He is survived by a son, Clifford Haston and wife, Cecilia, of Tucson, Ariz.; three step-children, Dennis and Edwin Cornwall and Peggy JoAnn Reitz; six grandchildren, Zachary, Josh, Kyle, Kurt, Keith and Kimberly; three step-grandchildren, Jamie, Shana and Keith; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, H.D. and C.W. Haston; two sisters, Viola Evers and Rachel Cole; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Published Sunday, December 19, 2004

Hataway, Bobbie Pearl
1935-2004
Funeral for Bobbie Pearl Hataway, 69, of Brownwood, was to be Saturday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church of Lamesa. Burial was to follow at Lamesa Memorial Park.
Hataway, formerly of Wise County, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in Dallas.
Born April 13, 1935, in Hope, N.M., she married Jack Hataway April 29, 1953 in Lamesa. She was a former member of the Second Baptist Church of Lamesa.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Gray, of Welch.
She is survived by her husband of Brownwood; five sons, Joe Hataway of Brownwood, Jerry Hataway of Arlington, Jim Hataway of Gatesville, Jay Dee Hataway of San Marcos and Jon Kelly Hataway of Post; two sisters, Movelda Harp of Post and Patsy Erwin of Flippin, Ark.; two brothers, Lee Gray of Odessa and Loyd Gray of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Sunday, April 18, 2004

Head, Albert Lee, Jr.
1925-2004
Funeral for Albert Lee Head Jr., 78, of Bolivar was to be Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in Denton at 1801 Malone St.
He died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004.
Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Rochester, N.Y., he was raised in Alabama.
After serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he married Georgia Mae Spacil of Houston on April 22, 1948. He graduated from Rice University with bachelor and master of science degrees in mechanical engineering. He then worked on Department of Defense projects at Ling-Tempco-Vought Corporation of Grand Prairie for 47 years. He served as a volunteer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including 18 months in Alabama after his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia, of Bolivar; sons, Albert Lee Head III and wife, Brenda, of Denton, Greg Head of Bolivar, Jeff Head and wife, Gail, of Emmett, Idaho, and Paul Head and wife, Adolis, of Bolivar; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 29, 2004

Heinsen, Earle Leroy
1923-2004

Funeral for Earle Leroy Heinsen, 80, was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at White’s Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown. Burial was to follow at Cottondale Cemetery.
Heinsen died Monday, April 26, 2004, in West Fargo, N.D.
Born July 23, 1923, in McHenry, N.D., he was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church in Springtown. After retiring from the United States Air Force, he owned and operated a pest control company. Last year he moved to North Dakota to marry a childhood friend, Karen.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mable; a son, Keith; and daughter, Mary Sue.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; two daughters, Phyllis Milligan and husband, Eddie, of Springtown and Patsy Heinsen of Paradise; three sons, Curtis Heinsen and wife, Brenda, of Azle, David Heinsen and wife, Vylanta, of Burleson and Dwayne Heinsen of Paradise; a brother, Gayle Heinsen and wife, Beverly; a sister, Lois Siebert and husband, Roy, all of North Dakota; 10 grandchildren, Angie Seals, Donald Heinsen, Michael Heinsen, Kenneth Heinsen, Candice Heinsen, Krissy Guess, Danny Milligan, Curtis Heinsen, Benny Milligan and Jennifer Heinsen; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and seven stepchildren.
Published Sunday, May 2, 2004

Hendley, Ollie Adams
1917-2004

A private graveside interment will be held for Ollie Adams Hendley, 87, of Denton, formerly of Decatur, at Roselawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Jack Gatewood will officiate. Visitation was to be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home.
Hendley died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in Denton.
She was born March 16, 1917, in Cooke County to Sanford and Edna (Montgomery) Enis.
She married Oran B. Adams in 1933, and was widowed in 1973. She married Virgil Harold Hendley on April 5, 1981, in Denton and was widowed again Sept. 16, 1994.
She retired after 43 years with Sears and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by her daughter, Claire Johnson of Abilene; son, Jim Adams of Denton; brother, Eddie Huey of Denton; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Henson, Archie B.
1910-2004

Funeral for the Rev. Archie B. Henson, 93, of Bridgeport was Saturday, May 1, 2004 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kern Choate officiated. Burial was at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
He died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Bridgeport. He was born Sept. 25, 1910, in Boyd.
He was ordained as a minister for the Assembly of God in 1946 and pastored 10 churches in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico before he retired. He married Juanita Vera White October 16, 1933, in Davis, Okla. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He is survived by two daughters, June Hogan and husband, Bill, of Granbury and Kay McClain and husband, Gene, of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren, Lance Hogan of Shreveport, Kim Noren and husband, Clay, of Buda and Lisa Anderson and husband, David, of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren Nicole and Logan; and brother Elmer Henson of Mountain Park, Okla.
Published Thursday, May 6, 2004

Hertel, Helen Beatrice
1916-2004

A memorial mass for Helen Beatrice Hertel of Bridgeport will be held Sunday, Feb. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. No funeral will take place as she donated her body to the Southwestern Medical School research department.
She died Jan. 28, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Hertel was born in Conception Junction, Mo., in 1916 to Jessie James and Anna Rose Brady Gatton. She married Thomas K. Cone Jr. in Dallas and was a lifelong practicing Catholic.
She was preceeded in death by her first husband, Thomas Cone, and her second husband, Paul Hertel; four brothers, Jessie Gatton, James Buddy Gatton, Austin Gatton and Johnny Gatton, and one sister, Laura Gatton.
She is survived by two sons, Tom Cone of Decatur and Mike Cone of Garland; three grandchildren, King Cone of Decatur, David Cone of Dallas and Monica Cone of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Hubert Gatton of Granbury and Ralph Gatton of Redwood City, Calif., and two sisters, Rita Barney of Carlsbad, Calif. and Jo Ann Erickson of Fort Collins, Colo.
Published Thursday, February 26, 2004

Hill, Charley O.
1936-2004

Funeral for Charley O. Hill, 68, of Boyd will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Wesley Spry will officiate. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Hill died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Boyd.
Born May 29, 1936, in Cooper, to James and Effie Hill, he was a retired machinist for Lockheed Martin and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the River Oaks Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Hill; a brother, Delton Hill and his sisters, Kathern Mathis, Jenell Marrow and Betty Newton.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Hill; a son, Charley Dean Hill and two brothers, Alton Hill and J.W. Hill and his wife, Betty.
Pallbearers will be J.W. Hill, Johnny Hill, Jesse Hill, John Betts, Rodney Pegues and Manuel Castillo.
Published Thursday, September 30, 2004

Hill, Joe John
1908-2004
Funeral for Joe John Hill, 96, of Sunset was Dec. 16 at Fry Funeral Home Chapel in Bowie. The Rev. Tim Staub of Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur officiated. Burial followed in Brushy Cemetery.
Hill died Tuessday, Dec. 14, 2004, in Arlington.
Born Jan. 26, 1908, in Scottsboro, Ala., to Mike and Mannie Hill, he married Angie Belle in Waurika, Okla., in 1929. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and was retired from Wichita Construction.
He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers, Oz and Mack Hill.
He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Fielder of Decatur and Barbara Miller of Bowie; two sons, James Hill of Mountain City and Bob Hill of Grand Prairie; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Published Sunday, December 19, 2004

Hilton, Velma Ruth
1917-2004
Service for Velma Ruth Hilton, 96, formerly of Bridgeport, was at the Bethany Baptist Church in Breckenridge with the Revs. James Cox and Marvin Jones officiating. Burial was at Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hilton died May 1, 2004, at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Breckenridge.
She was born Nov. 30, 1917, in Bridgeport to Frank and Grace (Wileman) Still. She married Cleveland Hilton in July of 1977. She worked as a beautician and was devoted to church functions at Bethany Baptist Church, where she was a member. She ministered to nursing home residents by offering her talents as a beautician after her retirement.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Minnie, and three brothers, Bill Still, Victor Still and Frank Still, Jr.
She is survived by her husband, two sisters, Frances and husband the Rev. James Cox of Decatur and Marie and husband, Leland Grimes of White House; and a brother, Horace Still and wife, Shirley of Fort Worth.
Memorials may be made to the Breckenridge Meals-on-Wheels program.
Published Sunday, May 9, 2004

Hinkle, Goree Kay
1921-2004
Funeral for Goree Kay Hinkle, 83, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Dec. 11, at White’s Funeral Home. Burial was to follow at Springtown Cemetery.
Hinkle died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, in Decatur.
Born March 26, 1921, in Goree to Arthur E. and Jewell Browning Geske, she attended school in Moran and married Allen Henry. She was a beautician and after working in several shops, she became the owner and operator of her own shop in Haltom City.
She married Lloyd Hinkle in 1962 and was employed at Continental State Bank in Boyd until they moved to Montague County to ranch. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. She was active in her church, art and the community until she moved to Decatur in 2000 due to failing health.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, two brothers, Charles and A.E. Jr.; and a sister, Mary McDowell.
She is survived by her husband; a son, David Henry of Oceanside, Calif.; a step-son, Duane Hinkle and wife, Dixie; two grandchildren, Mike Henry and wife, Dawn, of Oceanside and Dawn Raring and husband, Mike, of Calif.; and four step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 12, 2004

Holley, S.D.
1909-2004

Funeral for S.D. Holley, 95, of Paradise, was to be at 10 a.m. Aug. 11, 2004, at First Baptist Church of Cottondale. The Revs. Charles Pugh and Terry Terry were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Boonsville Cemetery.
Holley died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Decatur.
Born May 29, 1909, in Balsora, he was a retired farmer and rancher. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boonsville.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, R. E.; his second wife, Avril; two granddaughters, Joyce Allene Nall and Donna Nall Davis; two brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by two sons, Marlin Holley and wife, Sue, of Bridgeport, and Lawrence Holley and wife, Betty, of Paradise; two daughters, Joyce Nall and husband, B.F., of Paradise, and Ruby Lunday and husband, G.H., of Fritch; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, J.W. Holley and wife, Mary of Weatherford; two sisters, Evelyn Wood of Weatherford and Virginia Jones of Ardmore, Okla.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Carey Davis, Kenneth Cook, Wesley Maynard, Jason Holley, Ryder Holley, Brian Holley, Michael Cook, Eric Larson, Conor Krebs and Brad Holley.
Published Thursday, August 12, 2004

Holly, Terry
1962-2004
Graveside service for Terry Holly, 42, of Chico was Monday, Dec. 27, at Burkburnett Cemetery. The Rev. David K. Gardner, pastor of Randlett United Methodist Church, officiated.
Holly died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, in Chico.
Born Aug. 30, 1962, in Wichita Falls, he was a heavy equipment operator. He graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1980.
He is survived by his mother, Jeanne Holly of Burkburnett; a brother, Jay Holly of Wichita Falls; a grandmother, Adeline Smith of Burkburnett and two nieces, Lindsey and Kenda Holly.
Published Thursday, December 30, 2004

Hooe, Tom
1938-2004
Funeral for Tom Hooe, 66, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Don Burkhart was to officiate.
Hooe died June 13, 2004, in Decatur.
He was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Dallas.
A Baptist and a Navy veteran, he served as the public works supervisor for the city of Decatur.
He married Rosalie Reed Hooe on Jan. 16, 1960, in Weatherford. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Shawn Hooe of Decatur; four daughters, Tessa Bible of Decatur, Valicia Law and Sheena Hooe of Arlington and Kim Bloomfield of Kentucky; a sister, Jackie Tidwell of Farris; and grandchildren Michael, Stephen, Anna, Christopher, Lacie, Kaila, Autim, Brittany and Randy.
Pallbearers were to be Christopher Law, Michael and Stephen Hooe, Heath and Morris Berend and Randy Bloomfield. Brett Shannon was to be an honorary pallbearer.
Published Thursday, June 17, 2004

House, Truett C.
1918-2004
Service for the Rev. Truett C. House, 85, of Granbury was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Granbury Baptist Church. Burial was to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Preskitt Cemetery in Decatur.
House died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Granbury.
He was born March 26, 1918, in Decatur to Harvel and Ava Pound House. He married Lois Ursula Burke on Sept. 17, 1939, in Oklahoma. He retired from the Baptist ministry after 58 years.
He was preceded in death by sister Lola Mae Blacklock and brother V.T. House.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Carolen Browne of Burleson and Trula Jarrett and Lynette Gossett, both of Granbury; son, Richard Kenneth House of Paris; sister, Ava Lee House of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004

Houston, Mary Etta
1904-2004

Funeral for Mary Etta Houston, 100, of Springtown, grandmother of Daren and Marc Dusek of Decatur, was to be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the First Baptist Church of Springtown. Burial was to follow at Springtown Cemetery.
Houston died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born June 9, 1904, in Mary’s Creek Community in Baylor County to William Monroe and Doshia Welch, she was a member of First Baptist Church, teaching Sunday school for almost 50 years. She enjoyed playing the piano at church and for the residents of her nursing home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B.H. Houston, in 1985.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Smoot of Odessa, Jerry Skinner of Granbury and Sammie Wolfe and husband, Larry, of Springtown; grandchildren, Judy Short of Dallas, Mickey Holcomb of Odessa, Nadine Taliaferro of Azle, Mike Dusek of Springtown, Gayla Dunn of Lakeside, Daren Dusek and Marc Dusek, both of Decatur; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, August 15, 2004

Howard, Donna Raine
1968-2004
Graveside service for Donna Raine Howard, 35, of Decatur was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Louis Horton was to officiate.
Howard died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, in Fort Worth.
She was born Aug. 30, 1968, in Denton. She married Charles W. Howard July 21, 1997, in Decatur. She was a homemaker and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Sabrina Jean of Decatur; sister, Connie J. Wilson of Decatur and brother, Bobby Glenn Tigert of Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, March 21, 2004

Howell, Leslie ‘Doc’
1906-2004
Service for Leslie “Doc” Howell, 97, of Decatur was Friday, Jan. 2, at Aulds Funeral Home in Archer City. The Rev. Andy Graham officiated. Burial followed at Bellevue Cemetery.
Howell died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, in Decatur.
He was born July 27, 1906, in Snyder to Allen and Maudie Agnes (Jones) Howell. He married Hattie Bell Watts. After the death of his first wife, Howell married Eula Huffhines on May 9, 1948, in Bellevue. Howell worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for 22 years before retiring in 1971. During that time, he lived in Bowie and Vernon. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Archer City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula; two sons, Charles Leslie Howell and Wayne Howell and one sister, Clellia Lasiter.
He is survived by one daughter, Ruby Jewell Johnson of Largo, Fla.; one son, Billy Gene Howell of Las Vegas, Nev., and several grandchildren, great-granchildren, nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, January 4, 2004

Hutchins, Glen
1932-2004
Graveside service for Glen Hutchins, 71, of Boonsville was Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hutchins died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in Boonsville.
He was born June 7, 1932, in Clovis, N.M. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea, earning the Korean Service Medal with four stars and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a retired diesel mechanic with Peterbuilt.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Hutchins; mother and step-father, Ilene Douglas and Dick Douglas; brother, Tom Bowers and sister, Glenda Hickey.
He is survived by his daughter, Joann Prince and husband, Matt; seven grandchildren, Michael, Brandon, Brittany, Amber, Kennedy, Kaylyn and Tyler; one great-grandchild, Christian Tyler; extended family, Fay Hutchins; five sisters, Ginger Dieter, Mary Beth Stewart, Bonnie Gail Craft, LuAnn Scott and Jody Watkins and husband, Bill, and brother, Junior Hutchins.
Published Thursday, February 12, 2004

Ingram, John Jay
1936-2004

Funeral for John Jay Ingram, 67, of Abilene and formerly of Decatur was to be Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. at Elmwood Funeral Chapel in Abilene. Burial was to follow at 3:30 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Ingram died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, in Abilene.
Born Dec. 5, 1936, in Decatur, he was the only child of Aubrey Ingram and Mildred Renshaw Ingram. He worked in clothing and auto sales in Fort Worth and Abilene. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the longest standing member of the Cactus Lions Club, serving 32 years.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Ingram Liles.
He is survived by a son, Jason Jay Ingram and wife, Angel, of Arlington; Jason’s mother, Judy Ingram, of Abilene; one daughter, Constance Ingram Pagan and her husband, Carey, of Wylie; and seven grandchildren, Jordan Gower, Bethany Gower Forceca, Sharayah Gower, Holly Gower, Joshua Gower and Alex and Zachary Pagan.
The family requests memorials be made to the Cactus Lions Club in care of John Massey, 5273 Alamo Drive, Abilene, Texas 79605 or the First United Methodist Church, 1318 S. Second, Abilene, Texas, 79602.
Published Sunday, December 5, 2004

Ingram, Marty
1961-2004
Funeral for Marty Ingram, 43, of Oklahoma City, Okla., son-in-law of Perry Crews of Bridgeport, was July 16, in Hinton, Okla. Rev. Ron Ledbetter, Dr. Don Rogers and Dennis King officiated. Burial followed at Hinton Cemetery in Hinton.
Ingram died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, in Oklahoma City.
Born April 19, 1961, in Anadarko, Okla., to Marshall H. and Betty (Vineyard) Ingram, he married Mary Crews on Aug. 3, 1984, in Bridgeport. He graduated from Hinton High School in 1979 and Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1985 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.
He earned a master of arts degree in religious education in 1995 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as assistant youth director at Hinton and youth and music director at Eakly, Okla.
He was pastor at Highland Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Throughout his career, he was pastor at Swan Lake Baptist Church, Geary First Baptist Church, Westland Heights Baptist Church, Yale First Baptist Church and Binger Baptist Church.
He enjoyed hunting, target shooting, skeet shooting and camping.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Danny “Utie” Ingram and father-in-law, Clyde Crews.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Trey Ingram of Oklahoma City; parents, Dr. Marshall and Betty Ingram of Hinton; one sister, Marsha Craddick and husband, Scott, of Hinton; a brother, Jimmy Ingram and wife, Kim, of Weatherford, Okla.; four nieces; mother-in-law, Perry Crews of Bridgeport and sister-in-law, Rosie Crews of Ulysses.
The family requests donations be made to the Baptist Children’s Home.
Published Sunday, July 18, 2004

Irving, Douglas Richard
1926-2004

Service for Douglas Richard Irving, 77, formerly of Bridgeport, was to be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial was to be at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Born April 2, 1926, to John and Gladys Irving, he died Jan. 6, 2004, in San Antonio.
Irving was a retired aircraft manufacturing and planning engineer and a longtime resident of Fort Worth and Bridgeport before moving to Natalia.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Dee Irving, and a brother, Raymond Irving.
He is survived by his daughters, Madelyn Anglin and husband, Larry, and Joy Eskew and husband, Jimmy; granddaughters, Jan Hulse and Diana Parkhill; grandsons, Troy Clayton, Larry Allen Anglin and Jimmy Anglin; and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 11, 2004

Isom, Eleanor Patricia ‘Pat’
1931-2004
Service for Eleanor Patricia “Pat” Isom, 72, of Chico will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Chaplain Kenny Cates will officiate.
Visitation was to be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Born Feb. 27, 1931, in Providence, R.I., she died Feb. 5, 2004, in Chico. She married Kenneth Phil Isom in August 1956, moved to Chico and became a homemaker.
She was a volunteer with the Silver Sneakers at Wise Regional Health System.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Vonda Isom and Mary Dobyns and husband, Troy; grandchildren, Mary, Kenneth, Shandon, Dustin and Brad; and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 8, 2004

Jefferson, Jeannie Wood
1950-2004
Funeral for Jeannie Wood Jefferson, 53, of Briar was Wednesday, April 21, 2004. Burial was at Nelson Cemetery. Billy French officiated.
Jefferson died April 19, 2004 in Briar.
She was born June 22, 1950, in Fort Worth. She was a caregiver for handicapped children and cared for her adoptive mother, grandmother and uncle. She was a member of Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her adoptive mother, Mamie Jewell Jefferson and her parents.
She is survived by her aunt and guardian, Lorene Carter of Briar; sister, Alva Dale St. John of Kennedale; and four brothers.
Published Sunday, April 25, 2004

Jenkins, Howard J.
1926-2004

Funeral for Howard J. Jenkins, 78, of Aurora was to be at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 3, at the House of Prayer in Haltom City. Burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Jenkins died Thursday, July 1, 2004, in Aurora.
Born on May 8, 1926, to Andrew and Mary Jenkins in Electra, he was a reverend and served in World War II in the Maritime service.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and his parents.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Jenkins of Aurora; three sons, Larry Jenkins and wife, Linda, of Keller, Kendyll Jenkins and wife, Jackie, of Pearl, Miss. and Brent Gregg of Aurora; five daughters, Angie Jenkins of Aurora, Judy Gray and husband, Jim, of Newark, Nella Jenkins of Aurora, Rhonda Hendrix and husband, Robert, of Texarkana, and Tonya McDonald and husband, Shannon, of Millbrook; 11 grandchildren, Heather McDonald and husband, Todd, of Grand Bay, Ala., Heath Jenkins of Keller, Jill McCullough and husband, Tommy, of North Richland Hills, Ryan and Ranessa Hendrix of Texarkana, Carlee, Kenzie and Landen Jenkins of Pearl, Miss., Kyle, Keldon and Katelyn McDonald of Millbrook, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Courtney and Kristen McDonald and Kylie Jenkins; two sisters, Thelma Siniard of Mount Pleasant and Hazel Townley of Pasadena; and a brother, O.J. Jenkins of Hobbs, N.M.
Published Sunday, July 4, 2004

Jenkins, Nell Rita Schwark
1914-2004

Service for Nell Rita Schwark Jenkins, 90, of Newark was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Dan Williams was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Wise County.
Jenkins died Sunday, March 28, 2004, in Newark.
She was born March 6, 1914. Jenkins graduated from Decatur High School and attended Decatur Baptist College. She was a retired financial specialist with the Federal Housing Agency. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newark, the Texas Poetry Society and the Fort Worth Poetry Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harrison Jenkins.
She is survived by three sons, Jerry Harrison Jenkins of Louisville, Ky., Ralph Eugene Jenkins of Philadelphia and John Charles Jenkins of Mount Shasta, Calif.; brother, Charles Frederick Schwark of Ocean Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Christine Smith of Houston and Luna Belle Yoakum; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, April 1, 2004

Jenkins, Rosalene
1923-2004
Funeral for Rosalene Jenkins, 81, of Boyd, will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd. Ken Cates will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home chapel.
Jenkins died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, in Boyd.
Born Sept. 5, 1923, in Mineola, she was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Jenkins; two grandsons, Dayton Frame and James Allen Jenkins; a great-grandson, Christian W.S. Hunt; two brothers, Raymond and Robert Tally and a sister, Onita Rogers.
She is survived by four sons, Mervin Frame and wife, Martha, Allen Jenkins, Louis Jenkins and wife, Linda, and Kenneth Jenkins, all of Boyd; three daughters, Anita Williams and Cynthia Jenkins, both of Boyd, and Patricia Hale and husband, Billy, of Anson; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Cletus Tally and wife, Helen, of Paris, and two sisters, Lavella Elliott of Fort Worth and Francis Collum of Eudora, Ark.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Grimsley, Danny Rogers, Dwayne Frame, Charles Grimsley, Travis Jenkins, Christopher Jenkins and Gary Don McDonald.
Published Thursday, October 28, 2004

Jennings, Walter
1935-2004
Funeral for Walter Jennings, 69, of Decatur was July 23, at Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur. David Adkins officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Jennings died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in Decatur.
Born July 6, 1935, in Brownwood, he married Rosetta Smith Jennings on May 8, 1952, in Carlsbad, N.M. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Poco Graphite, served in the Texas National Guard from 1953 to 1962 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Frank Jennings of Ardmore, Okla.; four daughters, Jeanita VanDerLee of Bridgeport, Serene Smith of Decatur, Amy Vega of Denton and Nikki Rodden of Decatur; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Cullen Hinshaw, Donnie Autry, David Douglas, Sean Smith, Karl Brown and Arthur Brown.
Published Sunday, July 25, 2004

Johnson, Tom
1920-2004

Funeral for Tom Johnson, 84, of Boyd was to be Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. at Cuba Road Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Joey Vick was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Thomas Cemetery.
Johnson died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, in Boyd.
Born June 30, 1920, in Framingham, Mass., he was a retired truck driver for Swift and Company of Fort Worth. He also worked as a cattle trader for Stoll Cattle Company. Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He married DeAlva Shelton on Jan. 30, 1940, in Jacksboro. She preceded him in death in 2002.
He is survived by two sons, Carl Johnson and wife, Melinda, of Bryan, and Ronny Johnson and wife, Sharon, of Boyd; two daughters, Brenda Mills and husband, Jack, of Tacoma, Wash., and Becky Unger and husband, Joe Bob, of Boyd; a sister, Doris Whyte of Plymouth, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Phil Stoll, Marshall Crutcher, Marvin Reynolds, Jay Grubis, Jim Bransom, Sid Upton and Charley Brown. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jim Weston and Bob Mabry.
Published Sunday, August 8, 2004

Jones, Ernest G. ‘E. G.’
1933-2004
Service for Ernest G. “E. G.” Jones, 71, of Owasso, Okla. was to be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004 at Central Baptist Church in Owasso, Okla.
He died Sept. 22, 2004 in Owasso.
He was born Feb. 6, 1933 in Montague to Samuel and Rosa Mae (Richardson) Jones.
He was self-employed as a locksmith.
He is survived by his wife, Dody.
Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Jones, Johnny Allen
1972-2004

Graveside service for Johnny Allen Jones, 31, of Chico was to be Saturday, March 27, at Dublin Memorial Park in Dublin. Jeff Story officiated.
Jones died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Chico.
He was born Dec. 21, 1972, in San Antonio. He was a roughneck for Patterson Drilling.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy, of Chico; son, Casey Jones; three daughters, Tobie and Taylor Stark and Mickey Denise Jones; parents, Johnny and Nelda Jones of Dublin; sister, Stacey Marie Whiteley and husband, Scott, of Dublin; grandmother, Johnnie Lee Jones of Bastrop, La., and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be J.J. Kaiser, Gary Robertson, James Yoho, Steve Reed, Tim Ormsby and Brandon Kolb.
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004

Jones, Lizzie Mae
1910-2004

Funeral for Lizzie Mae Jones, 94, of Decatur was Nov. 8 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Ken May officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Jones died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, in Decatur.
Born June 26, 1910, in Denton County, she was a homemaker. She married Clarence Jones Sept. 20, 1934, in Decatur and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a son, Don Jones of Fort Worth; a daughter, Glenda Stone and husband, Don, of Decatur; three grandchildren, Michael Stone of Decatur, Kim Stone of Fort Worth and David Kollman of Wichita Falls; and five great-grandchildren, Lizzie and Jack Stone and Kyle, Luke and Collin Kollman.
Pallbearers were Randy Neighbors, Gene Leake, Stephen Wren, Jerry Mara, Jim Keen and Jimmy Richards. Honorary pallbearer was Joe Forman.
The family requests memorials be made to Compass Hospice or the First Baptist Church of Decatur building fund.
Published Thursday, November 11, 2004

Jones, Opal K. Lovejoy
1912-2004
Service for Opal K. Lovejoy Jones, 91, of Arlington will be Sunday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Jeff Monk will officiate. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Jones died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, in Decatur.
She was born Aug. 31, 1912, in Bridgeport to Frank and Myrtle (Eads) Lovejoy. She was a retired employee of Swift Co. and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran O’Dell Jones, and two brothers, Johnny and Clarence Lovejoy.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Christerson and wife, Linda, Danny Christerson and wife, Myrtle, and John B. Johnston and wife, Chris; four daughters, Betty Tackel and husband, Roy, Charlene Box and husband, Bob, Dorothy Monk and Tamara Patterson; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one-great-great-grandchild and the Linehan children and grandchildren, whom Jones treated as her own.
Pallbearers will be Chris Tackel, Gregg Monk, Derek Worlow, Eddie Cowley, Cade Hodgkins and Ricky Christerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Donny Hodgkins and Shaun Truex.
Published Sunday, February 8, 2004

Jones, Raymond Ramsey
1921-2004
Funeral for Raymond Ramsey Jones, 83, formerly of Boyd, was Tuesday in White Settlement. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Jones died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Springtown, he lettered in football, basketball and track at Boyd High School, winning a state championship in the 440-yard dash. He married his high school sweetheart, Tommie June Wilson.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in Europe as a medic in the 91st medical division. He was at Omaha Beach in France, the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, Holland and Germany and received five Bronze Stars.
He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8235 and retired from William H. Rorer Pharmaceutical Company.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Michael Lynn Jones, Tommy Ray Jones and Jim Bob Jones.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years; daughter-in-law, Janice Jones; two sisters, Jeanette Jennings and husband, H.O., and Jean Estes; and many nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, July 29, 2004

Jones, Sandy
1959-2004
Memorial service for Sandy Jones, 44, of Decatur was Saturday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel.
Jones died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, in Denton.
She was born Aug. 18, 1959, in Jackson, Miss., and married Jimmy John Jones on Jan. 17, 1977, in Decatur. She was a content mastery teacher for Decatur Independent School District.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Mitchell, and brothers Carl Wayne and Calvin Lynn Smith.
She is survived by her husband; mother, Bernice Jean Mitchell of Chico; son, Jason Jones and wife, Carley, of Decatur; two daughters, Christi Campsey and husband, Chad, of Bowie and Shanda Jones of Decatur; six brothers, Robert Lee and Roy Woods, both of Mississippi, Abner Lee Woods of Bowie, John Mitchell Jr. of Chico and Gary and Kenneth Smith, both of Mississippi; two sisters, Laurie Houston of Paradise and Gayle Tollas of Denison and three grandchildren, Tyler, Joseph and Haley Campsey.
Published Thursday, March 11, 2004

Joyce, Joseph Richard
1954-2004
Funeral for Joseph Richard Joyce, 49, of Chico, was May 14 at Central Baptist Church in Chico. Burial followed at Bosley Cemetery in Santo. Robert Bosley officiated.
Joyce died May 12, 2004, in Dallas.
He was born Aug. 26, 1954, in Elyria, Ohio, to Lawrence and Doris Shannon Joyce. He was a machinest for Imperial Fabrication. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Chico.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Lynette White; three sons Joseph Joyce Jr., David Joyce and Joshua Joyce, all of California; three step-sons Jeremy White of Chico, Joshua White of Denton and Jeffery White of Sunset; a daughter, Jennifer Hicks of Bridgeport; mother; four brothers, Robert, John, James and Tommy; three sisters, Carolyn, Mary and Kathleen and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Lockhart, Billy Lockhart, Joshua White, Jeremy Hicks, Cory Bosley, Matt Bosley, Blake Connell and Allen Connell.
Published Sunday, May 16, 2004

Kell, John J.
1909-2004
Graveside service for John J. Kell, 95, of Decatur was to be Sept. 29 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Kevin Moore was to officiate.
Kell died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 7, 1909, in Chatham, La., he was a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife Naomi Merele Kell, two daughters and four sisters.
He is survived by a son, John C. Kell of Blythe, Calif.; two nephews, John Pitts of Bridgeport and Charles Pitts of Decatur; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 30, 2004

Kelley, Henry
1910-2004

Service for Henry Kelley, 93, of Paradise was Monday, Feb. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. The Rev. Don Caldwell and Bud Hales officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Kelley died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, in Fort Worth.
He was born Aug. 15, 1910, in Paradise to Frank and Mary Ann (Pate) Kelley. He married Mildred Moody on Sept. 9, 1932, in Marietta, Okla. Kelley was a retired teacher and administrator for the Paradise School District. He was also a lifetime member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
He is survived by his wife; son, Richard Kelley and wife, Patsy, of North Richland Hills; daughter, Mary Lou Urban and husband, Harvey, of North Richland Hills; grandchildren Russell and Bryana Kelley, Kim and Olin Harrington, Lori and William Howard McDowell and Kelli Urban; great-grandchildren Marshall, Zane, Chandler, Kaylie and Legacy; brother C.F. Kelley and wife, Edith, of North Richland Hills and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Melvin Meadows, Johnnie Campbell, Donald Norris, Randy Hoggard, Merline Remmele and Charlie Nelon.
Published Thursday, February 26, 2004

Keown, Paul Francis
1923-2004
Graveside service for Paul Francis Keown, 81, of Decatur was Thursday, Sept. 2, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Berl Pedigo officiated.
Keown died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, in Decatur.
Born April 5, 1923, in Greenwood, he was a senior engineer at Bell Helicopter and an Army veteran. He married Martha Jo Elder on April 16, 1946, in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his wife and one sister.
He is survived by a son, Ronnie and Margaret Keown of Canton; one daughter, Sharon and Dalton Montgomery of Decatur; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Decatur ISD Education Foundation, 501 E. Collins, Decatur, Texas 76234-2360.
Published Sunday, September 5, 2004

Kincaid, Christine Lee
1916-2004
Graveside service for Christine Lee Kincaid of Decatur was Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Kincaid died Saturday, May 29, 2004, in Falls Church, Va.
Born Sept. 14, 1916, she is survived by four sons, Thomas, James, William and John Kincaid; a daughter, Kay Chamness; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, June 6, 2004

Kline, Bradley David
1941-2004

No service will be held for Bradley David Kline, 62, of Lake Bridgeport.
Kline died Saturday, June 12, 2004, in Lake Bridgeport.
Born June 19, 1941, in Rochester, Minn., he was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist. He was a carpenter.
He is survived by a son, Jason Kline; three daughters, Lorrie Nordyke and husband, Robert, Kimberly Kline and Hollie Kline; two sisters, Linda Kline and JoAnn Kline; and eight grandchildren.
Published Sunday, June 20, 2004

Knarr, Marty
1980-2004
Memorial service for Marty Knarr, 24, of Ponder was Thursday in Denton.
Knarr died Sunday, June 13, 2004, in Decatur.
Born May 4, 1980 in Chicago, he was a graduate of Ponder High School and a plumber’s assistant.
He is survived by his mother Teresa Deussen and step-father, Tom, of Ponder; his father, Bill Knarr of Lake Dallas; two sisters, Margaret Knarr and Meridith Knarr, both of Ponder; a brother, Matthew Knarr of Decatur; a step-sister, Gerri Clawson of Borger; a step-brother, Scott Deussen of Denton and a grandmother, Eveline Magnowski of Tucson, Ariz.
The family requests memorials be made to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital Foundation, 6100 Western Place, Suite 1011, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Published Sunday, June 20, 2004

Kuykendall, Dorothy Nelle
1939-2004

Service for Dorothy Nelle Kuykendall, 64, of Alvord was March 8 at Alvord Church of Christ. Ed Cate officiated. Burial was at Alvord Cemetery.
Kuykendall died Friday, March 5, 2004, at her home in Alvord.
She was born July 24, 1939, in Round Rock. She married Oscar Darrell “O.D.” Kuykendall in January 1958 and was a member of Alvord Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Wayne Kuykendall.
She is survived by her husband; mother, Brownie Sanders of Alvord; sons, Robert Kuykendall of North Richland Hills and Dale, John and Joe Kuykendall, all of Alvord; daughters, Cindy Lynch of Alvord, Katy Stakely of Carrollton and Tina Martin of Cleburne; brother, Robert Sanders of Sunset; sister, Laura Bailey of Gunbarrell City; 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Keith Maxey, Darrell Malone, David Malone, Landon Kuykendall, Seth Miller and Aaron Bordelon.
Published Sunday, March 14, 2004

Lack, Brenda Kaye
1966-2004
Service for Brenda Kaye Lack, 37, of Denton, formerly of Decatur, was to be Wednesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. Louis Horton was to officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lack died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in Denton.
She was born May 6, 1966, in Dallas. She was a teacher at the Faith Baptist Child Development Center in Denton and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband, Shannon, of Denton; her parents, Dennis and Jean Meek of Decatur; a son, Grant Summers of Decatur; two daughters, Bonnie and Molly Lack of Denton; sister, Dianna Meek of Decatur, and grandparents, Delores Sweet of Bells, Mildred Lowrimore of Decatur and the Rev. and Mrs. William E. Summers of Tyler.
Published Thursday, March 4, 2004

Lambert, Joe Tom
1965-2004

Funeral for Joe Tom Lambert, 38, of Paradise was to be Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Wayne McKamie and Randy Tidmore were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Thomas Cemetery.
Lambert died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 12, 1965, in Fort Worth, he was a minister, member of the Church of Christ and a Bible scholar. He was a 1983 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Lambert and stepfather, Melvin Shipley.
He is survived by his mother, Billie Shipley of Paradise; two sisters, Sharon Sanderson and husband, Ronald, and Patty Sipes and husband, Richard, all of Paradise; two brothers, Tim Lambert and wife, Brandi and Steve Lambert, all of Paradise; three nephews; one niece and one great-nephew.
Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Williams, Noel Gilley, Brent Sanderson, Jim Lambert, Chuck Lambert and Justin Williams.
Published Sunday, June 6, 2004

Lambert, Mark Henry, Sr.
1959-2004

Funeral for Mark Henry Lambert Sr., 45, of Boyd was Nov. 22 at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. The Rev. Sonny Smith officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Lambert died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, in Decatur.
Born March 17, 1959, in Decatur to T.H. and Dorothy Lambert, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boyd and the National Rifle Association.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Lisby.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Betty Lorain Lambert; two sons, Mark Henry Lambert Jr. and wife, Crystaleigh and Thomas Dalton Lambert; a daughter, Lavada Jean Ferguson and husband, Stuart; his parents and two brothers, John and Danny Lambert.
Pallbearers were J.C. Lambert, Clay Lisby, Aaron Lambert, Derek Lambert, Rusty Brown and Adam Lambert. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Martin, Tommy Lambert, Jeremy Lambert and Levi Wolfe.
Published Sunday, November 28, 2004

Lankford, Claude V.
1928-2004

Graveside service for Claude V. Lankford, 75, of Azle was Nov. 16 at Paradise Cemetery. The Revs. Luke Oyler and Jim Arrington officiated.
Lankford died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, in Azle.
Born Dec. 17, 1928, in Bunkham County, N.C., he was a retired painter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a Baptist and a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Isaiah Celaya; five brothers, William, Lewis, Thomas, Joe and Arnold Lankford; and a sister, Wilma Hatley.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anna Lankford of Azle; five sons, Claude Lankford Jr. and wife, Shelly, of Cottonwood, Ariz., Thomas Richard Lankford and wife, Brenda, of Granbury, Dennis Lankford and wife, Karen Michelle, of Mansfield, Fred Lankford and wife, Karen, of Irving, and Art Lankford and wife, Leann, of Reno; two daughters, Cindy Padilla of Boyd and Ruth Ann Lankford of Possum Kingdom; two brothers, Art Lankford of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Ronald Lankford of Vernall, Utah; two sisters, Louise Hatley of Boyd and Martha Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were his sons and grandsons.
Published Sunday, November 21, 2004

Lasater, Ocie Duane ‘O.D.’
1943-2004

Funeral for Ocie Duane “O.D.” Lasater, 60, of North Richland Hills was March 18 in Colleyville. Burial followed in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. The Rev. F.C. Lasater officiated.
Lasater died Monday, March 15, 2004, in North Richland Hills.
Born Sept. 11, 1943, in Decatur, he graduated from Decatur High School where he was a star football player. Later he attended Texas Christian University and Texas Tech University and was a member of the National Guard. As a sales representative with Temple Inc., he was recognized as a top salesman.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Lasater; two sons, Brent Lasater and wife, Sara, of Richardson and Brian Lasater and future wife, Maria Ossa, of Fort Worth and two sisters, Aundria Barker and Vickie Spain and husband, Ed, of Decatur.
Published Thursday, March 25, 2004

Latham, Robert Edward
1925-2004
Memorial service for Robert Edward Latham, 78, of Rhome will be held at Fairview Baptist Church at a later date.
Latham died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, in Decatur.
He was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Oakland and married Yvonne Moses in Houston on Dec. 18, 1944. Latham was a World War II Navy veteran and a former mayor of New Fairview. He was also a production manager for Foster Edwards Aircraft Completion Co.
He is survived by his wife; son, Robert Latham Jr. of Rhome; three daughters, Deborah Johnston of Pearland, Diane Latham of Jacksonville, Fla., and Elaine Ward of North Richland Hills; brother, J.W. Latham of Nacogdoches; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 14, 2004

Lawless, Lottie Louise Perkins
1922-2004
Service for Lottie Louise Perkins Lawless, 82, of Bowie will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Oakdale Mortuary in Glendora, Calif. Bruce Butler will officiate.
Lawless died Thursday, May 6, 2004, in Decatur.
She was born March 26, 1922, in Decatur to Marshal and Cleo (Burke) Harvick.
She is survived by her husband, Ellis Lawless; son, Kenneth Perkins; grandchildren, Tami Lynn Rogers, Major Russell Perkins, Cynthia Noelle Perkins and Jennifer Perkins; great-grandchildren, Randi Rogers, Khristopher Mckenzie, Harley Loyd, Sophia Perkins, Sammual Perkins and Annabelle Perkins.
Published Thursday, May 13, 2004

Leija, Loriann
1984-2004

Graveside service for Loriann Leija, 19, of Decatur will be Monday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Sonny Smith will officiate.
Leija died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, near Boyd.
Born Sept. 9, 1984, in Fort Worth, to Raymond and Charlotta Leija, she was a cashier for a food service.
She is survived by her parents; a sister, Casandra Leija; grandparents, Phyllis Leija and Jesus and Maria Montemayor and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Carney, David Castillo, Justin Leija, Alex Castillo, Michael Simmons and Adrian Taylor.
Published Sunday, February 15, 2004

Leinart, Hazel
1908-2004
Funeral for Hazel Leinart, 96, of Bridgeport, was Sept. 21 at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Roger Rhodes officiated. Burial followed at Memory Land in Greenville.
Leinart died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Born June 20, 1908, in Clovis, N.M., to Newt and Lillie (Townsend) Bradshaw, she was a homemaker. She married Osie Leinart Nov. 5, 1927, in Greenville and was a member of the Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Leroy Copeland.
She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Lewis and husband, James, of Runaway Bay and Jean Early and husband, Gary, of Bridgeport; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bret Early, Chuck Heaton, Clint Early, Alan Lewis, Ray Foster and Roger Armstrong.
The family requests memorials be made to the Christ Haven for Children Home in Keller or the Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport.
Published Thursday, September 23, 2004

Lewis, Ruby Young
1927-2004

Funeral for Ruby Young Lewis, 77, of Paradise was Dec. 7 at Hilltop Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Billie Fitch officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Lewis died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 16, 1927, in Wise County to Elmer and Eliza (Martin) Young, she was a homemaker. She married E.R. Lewis March 26, 1945, in Seagraves and was a member of Hilltop Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Young; and 10 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years; three sons, Terry Lewis and wife, Susi, Larry Lewis and wife, Janet, and Roger Lewis and wife, Melinda; three daughters, Cindy Bradford and husband, Paul, Pat Lewis and Anita Golaz and husband, James; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Billy Ray Williams, Ty Lewis, Ronny Young, Rich Espinoza, Brandon Bradford and Curtis Van Hoose. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Lewis and Weldon Williams.
Published Thursday, December 9, 2004

Lewis, Velma Louise
1909-2004

Funeral for Velma Louise Lewis, 94, of Decatur was Jan. 6 in Caldwell. The Rev. Floyd Franks officiated. Burial was at Giesenschlaug Family Cemetery.
Born May 19, 1909, in Providence, she died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Decatur.
A retired Houston ISD teacher, she graduated cum laude from the University of Houston, married Homer R. Lewis Jan. 3, 1932, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen Rye of Decatur and June Barton of St. Louis, Mo.; brother, Hurston Newcomb of Batesville, Miss.; sister, Viola Groce of Caldwell; five grandchildren, Darien Rye, Marcus Rye, Sarah Rye, Andrea Barton and Michael Barton and a great-grandchild, Gabrielle Barton.
Memorials may be made to the Wise Regional Health System or First Baptist Church of Decatur homebound ministry.
Published Thursday, January 8, 2004

Loggains, Jewell E.
1928-2004
Funeral for Jewell E. Loggains, 76, of Newark, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Rhome Church of Christ. Mike Boaldin will officiate. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel.
Loggains died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, in Newark.
Born Jan. 14, 1928, in Whitefield, Okla., she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Loggains of Newark; two sons, Donald Loggains of Attica, Mich., and Micheal Loggains of Newark; three daughters, Carleene Bustamante of Mission, Darla Loggains-Woods of Newark and Mary Tucker of Boyd; a sister, Sylvia Walls of Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, October 28, 2004

Longmire, Charles R. ‘Chock’
1922-2004

Funeral for Charles B. (Chock) Longmire, 81, of Decatur was Oct. 4 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ken May officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Longmire died Oct. 2, 2004, in Decatur.
Born April 25, 1923, in Decatur, he was a retired rancher, dairyman and horse trader. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur and was a founding member of the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse. He helped with sheriff’s posse rodeos and the Wise County Youth Fair for many years. He also rode saddle broncs and roped calves in rodeos.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda; a son, Norman Jones and wife, Sandra, of Runaway Bay; two daughters, Donna Fulton and husband, Gary of Decatur, and Sheri Decker of Durham, N.C.; a sister, Maxine Cunnius of Decatur; two grandchildren, Aaron Jones of Charlotte, N.C., and Ashley Jones of Runaway Bay.
Pallbearers were Dr. William Lewis, Bill Askey, Tommy Cunnius, Jimmy Cunnius, Ross Mueller and J.L. Hudson.
The family requests memorials be made to Solaris Hospice or the building fund for the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Published Sunday, October 10, 2004

Love, Clara Helen Wilkerson
1912-2004

Funeral for Clara Helen Wilkerson Love, 91, of Justin was Sept. 17 at the Justin United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jon Eckstein, the Rev. Keith Cupples and James Vinzant officiated. Burial followed at Prairie Mound Cemetery.
Love died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, in Denton.
Born Oct. 30, 1912, in Justin to Alonzo and Lida (Card) Wilkerson, she married William Booker Love Dec. 23, 1933 in Krum. She earned a master’s degree in education from Texas Woman’s University and was a teacher. She spent the first five years of her career in a one-teacher schoolhouse and retired after 34 years with the Northwest Independent School District.
She was active in her membership at church where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, played in the handbell choir and served on numerous committees. She was also active in the community as a member of the Eastern Star in Justin for 50 years, Business and Professional Woman’s Club and the senior citizen’s group.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son-in-law L.D. Copp; a sister, Totsie Dooley and brother, Cleber Wilkerson.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Love and Sandra Copp, both of Justin; two grandsons, Terry Copp and Kyle Copp and wife, Judy, all of Justin; great-grandchildren, Krystal Copp, Kelly Copp and Justin Lynn Copp, all of Justin.
Pallbearers were Jon Beck, Terrill King, Mitch Merritt, Larry Deussen, Roger Tidwell and Roy Pedraza. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Judge, John Hay, Jack Hollaway, Jim Smith, Calvin Peterson, Milton Wright, Earl Gray and Bob Florence.
The family requests memorials be made to the United Methodist Church of Justin, 205 N. Jackson Ave., Justin, Texas 76247.
Published Sunday, September 19, 2004

Love, Katherine
1941-2004

Funeral for Katherine Love, 63, of Balsora was Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Balsora Baptist Church. The Rev. Matt Norton officiated. Burial followed at Willow Point Cemetery.
Love died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, in Balsora.
Born May 8, 1941, in Decatur to John and Lena (Ewing) Taylor, she was a homemaker. She married James D. Love Sept. 27, 1958, in Chico. She was a member of the Balsora Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Taylor.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, James A. Love and wife, Tina, and Aubrey W. Love and wife, Cyndy; a daughter, Kathy Stone and husband, Wayne; six brothers, Albert, Jimmie, Charles, Kenneth, Tommy and Richard Taylor; three sisters, Betty Mason, Johnnie Sue Wilson and Dorothy Nash and grandchildren, Brandon, Amie, Aubrey, Wayne, Cody, Chad and Kaylee.
Pallbearers were Carroll Franklin, Kenneth Peel, Curtis West, Orville Stone and Billy Don Long and Jimmy Riley. Honorary pallbearers were Sid Brantley and Marshall Johnson.
The family requests that memorials may be made to the Balsora Baptist Church Building Fund.
Published Thursday, November 25, 2004

Lowe, Nettie Ann
1923-2004
Funeral service for Nettie Ann Lowe, 81, of Azle was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church in Newark with Dan Williams officiating. Burial was to be in Dido Cemetery near Newark.
Lowe died Tuesday May 18, 2004, in Fort Worth.
She was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Newark, to Sam and Carrie Brown. She was a housewife for 63 years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Newark.
She married John C. Lowe on Aug, 2, 1941.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Lowe; a daughter, Virginia Arnold; two brothers, Gene H. Brown and Benny Brown; and three sisters, Ethel Odom, Florence Meyers and Sara Winsett.
She is survived by her husband; five sons, Darrell Lowe of Newark, Jimmy Lowe of Granbury and Billy Lowe, J. C. Lowe and Larry Lowe, all of Kennedale; two daughters, Joyce Stierwalt of Fort Worth and Pat Wood of Azle; 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, May 23, 2004

Lozon, Patrick M.
1953-2004

Graveside service for Patrick M. Lozon, 51, of Boyd was Dec. 14 at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Craig Erb officiated.
Lozon died Dec. 12, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born May 27, 1953, in Wayne, Mich., he was a truck driver for Kennemer Trucking and was in the National Guard.
He is survived by his fiancé Glenda Dale of Boyd; a son, Craig Michael Lozon; two daughters, Danielle Lozon and Jessica Lozon and a brother, Michael N. Lozon.
Published Thursday, December 16, 2004

Lutenbaker, Quilla
1915-2004

Funeral for Quilla Lutenbaker, 89, of Bridgeport was March 14 in the Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Lutenbaker died Saturday, March 13, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Born Feb. 15, 1915, in Balsora to George and Audna (Davis) Mann, she was a lifetime resident of Wise County. She married Bryan Lutenbaker on Jan. 15, 1933, and was a clerk for Mack Mask Dry Goods. She was a member of the Rebeccah Lodge and of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, a brother, Son Mann, and a sister, Ozell Brazier.
She is survived by one son, Troy Lutenbaker and wife, Reba; a daughter, Q’Zella Petty and husband, Sam; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Buddy Wright, Rusty Coleman, Ty Coleman, Chris Lutenbaker, Daren Guinn and James Brazier. Honorary pallbearers were Scotty Guinn, Reese Coleman and Jackson Clements.
Published Thursday, March 18, 2004

Maleck, Bruce W.
1945-2004
Funeral for Bruce W. Maleck, 59, of Rhome was to be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home chapel in Denton. The Rev. Joe Zinser was to officiate.
Maleck died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Denton.
Born Oct. 31, 1945, in Gary, Ind., to Richard Lewis and Genevieve (Houlk) Maleck, he graduated public school and had been certified in several General Motors mechanic schools. He married Deborah Robinson April 14, 1967, in Hobart, Ind. He was a Methodist.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Maleck.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Maleck, of Rhome; a daughter, Sheila M. Achuff of Denton; a son, Kirk Dwayne Maleck of Azle; a brother, Raymond Feigl Jr. of Lake Station, Ind., and seven grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 12, 2004

Malone, Marguerite (Moore)
1914-2004
Funeral for Marguerite (Moore) Malone, 90, of Sanger was Sept. 16 at the First Baptist Church of Slidell. Burial followed at Slidell Cemetery.
Malone died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in Sanger.
Born May 12, 1914, in Slidell to Samuel J. and LaVesta (Durham) Moore, she married James William “J.W.” Malone May 27, 1931, in Marietta, Okla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Slidell.
She was preceded in death by her husband and children, Mary Trina Craddock and Billy Moore Malone.
She is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were James Sitz, Wayne Brannon, Rickard Anderson, Blake Fortenberry, Roy Galvan and Jay Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Durham and Taylor McCarroll.
Published Sunday, September 19, 2004

Malone, Robert ‘Bob’
1924-2004

Service for Robert “Bob” Malone, 79, of Runaway Bay was March 9, 2004, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Jeff Little officiated. Burial was at Chico Cemetery.
Malone died Friday, March 5, 2004, in Runaway Bay.
He was born June 26, 1924 in St. Francis, Ark. He was a retired woodworker and a veteran of the U.S. Navy SeaBees serving in World War II. He was a member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. He married Carolyn Ann Fenwick on Aug. 17, 1990, in Lexington Park, Md.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jessica R. Malone.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Malone of Runaway Bay; sons, Robert A. Malone Jr. of Huntsville, Russell D. Malone and wife, Loberta, of Atlanta, Ga., and Tim R. Malone and wife, Judy, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brian Davis, Kurt Kronenberger, Daniel Wells, Mickey Hand, Rick Walton and Doug Bowyer. Honorary pallbearers were the Friendship Class of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church.
Published Thursday, March 11, 2004

Manning, Bertha Virginia Patterson
1916-2004

Funeral for Bertha Virginia Patterson Manning, 87, of Chico will be Thursday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Chico. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery. Visitation was to be Wednesday, July 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Manning died Monday, July 12, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 11, 1916, in Scotland, to Louis Buckner Patterson and Della Lyles Patterson, she was a retired tax collector for Chico ISD. She had been an active member of the First Baptist Church of Chico since 1932 and was also a member of the Grand Chapter of Texas Order of the Eastern Star and General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She married Travis C. Manning on Dec. 22, 1935, in Perrin.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Patterson Belew and Clara Patterson Belew and four brothers, Frank, E.T. (Ed), Paul and Charles Patterson.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Kenneth Manning and wife, JoAnn Wiley Manning; a daughter, Linda Manning Miller and husband, J.K.; two brothers, Raymond Patterson and Bobby Patterson and wife, Faye; a sister-in-law, Sally Patterson; six grandchildren, Tandy Len Manning, Cathy Buckner Childers and husband, Sonny, Penny Manning, Dr. Mark Buckner and wife, Sandra, Robyn Buckner and Dewayne Manning and wife, Tracey; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tandy Manning, Mark Buckner, Dewayne Manning, Sonny Childers, Jason Manning and Jordan Roberts.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Research Foundation at First State Bank of Chico, P.O. Box 5, Chico, Texas 76431.
Published Thursday, July 15, 2004

Manning, Ellen C.
1928-2004
No services are scheduled for Ellen C. Manning, 75, of Newark.
She died Feb. 4, 2004, in Fort Worth and wished for her body to be donated for the benefit of science.
Manning was born March 25, 1928, in Cortland, N.Y. She married Burton Manning in 1968 in Saigon, Vietnam. While living in Saigon, she was a restaurant manager. In 1981, she moved back to the United States to Newark where she served on the Newark City Council and was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by three sons, John Morris of Syracuse, N.Y., Ronald Morris of Cortland and Donald Morris of Rochester, N.Y.; daughter, Connie Owens of Ocala, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three brothers, Earl, Fred and Alvin Carroll, all of the Cortland area.
Published Sunday, February 22, 2004

Markham, Donna Sue
1951-2003
Service for Donna Sue Markham, 52, of Houston was Saturday, Jan. 3, at Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Staub and Kenny Cates were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Markham died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in Decatur.
She was born June 2, 1951, in Great Bend, Kan., to Daniel and Jean Spunaugle. She married Lonnie Markham on May 10, 1969, in Decatur. Markham was a Decatur High School graduate and a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Fairfield Baptist Church in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her husband; mother, Jean Nies of Decatur; son, Lonnie Ray Markham of Houston; daughter, Rebecca Nichols of Houston; sister, Linda Hubbard of Decatur and three grandchildren, Samantha, Sydnie and Sarah Kate Nichols.
Pallbearers were Robert Rodden, Dean Hlad, Gary Sylvester, J.B. Baldridge, Willie Bean and Gary Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Gamm and Jim Hodges.
Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 5615 Kirby Drive, No. 500, Houston, Texas, 77005.
Published Sunday, January 4, 2004

Martin, Arby Teen
1905-2004

Graveside service for Arby Teen Martin, 98, of Boyd was Friday, July 23, at Lone Grove Cemetery in Scipio, Okla. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Martin died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in Azle.
Born Dec. 10, 1905, in Indian Territory in Oklahoma, she was a housewife and a member of the First Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Martin, and a son-in-law, Jack McClendon.
She is survived by two sons; Jim Martin of Amarillo and Joe Martin of San Springs, Okla.; two daughters, Mabel McClendon of Boyd and Hazel Meadows of Plano; a brother-in-law, Ray Martin and wife, Hazel, of Scipio; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 25, 2004

Martin, Jimmie Carroll
1937-2004

A memorial service for Jimmie Carrol Martin, 66, of Granbury, son of Ethel Hart of Bridgeport, will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Grace Baptist Church in Newark.
Martin died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 1, 1937, in Arlington, he was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jimmie Carroll Martin Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Martin; mother; sister, Lynn Carroll; two stepsons; one step-daughter; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, September 2, 2004

Martin, Jimmie Dee
1934-2004
Graveside service for Jimmie Dee Martin, 70, of Paradise was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Indian Creek Cemetery in Mineral Wells.
Martin died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, in Paradise.
Born May 16, 1934, in Palo Pinto, he married Barbara Ann Brooks Aug. 8, 1954, in Mineral Wells. He was the retired superintendent of water treatment construction in Bryan. He was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmie Dee Martin Jr. and a sister, Dixie.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Stephen L. Martin and wife, Deanna, of Splendora and John F. Martin of Winder, Ga.; a daughter, Debbie Brock and husband, Jerry, of Santa Fe, N.M.; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; seven brothers, Pete, Jack, Donald, David, Dennis and Dwayne Martin and Joe Brown; and seven sisters, Betty Jean Brooks, Nancy Graham, Billie Green, Daisy Burke, Joyce Melton, Alice Russ and Ginger Hughes.
Published Thursday, November 25, 2004

Martinez, Mauricia Rios
1944-2004

Mass of Christian Burial for Mauricia Rios Martinez, 59, of Fort Worth was Jan. 26 at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery. She is survived by cousins and an aunt of Bridgeport.
Martinez died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 22, 1944, in Progresso, Chihuahua, Mexico, she was a housewife.
She is survived by her husband, Bennie Martinez; four daughters, Maria Arriola, Nora Flores, Lupe Mendez and Deloris Sandoval, all of Fort Worth; two sons, Robert and Rogelio, both of Fort Worth; 22 grandchildren; three brothers, Domingo and Rodrigo Rios, both of Fort Worth, and Bernardino Rios of El Paso; cousins Lupe Selliti, Delores Ramirez and aunt Connie and Orlando Martinez, all of Bridgeport.
Published Thursday, January 29, 2004

Massengill, Freda Katherine
1939-2004
Graveside service for Freda Katherine Massengill, 65, of Decatur was Dec. 6 at Elm Wood Cemetery in Bowie. Gerre Joiner officiated.
Massengill died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Decatur.
Born March 1, 1939, in Bridgeport, Ala., she married Roger Massengill Oct. 29, 1974, in Long Beach, Calif. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by three sons, John Ledford and Mike Ledford, both of Texas, and Tony Ledford of Missouri; two daughters, Darlene Ledford of Alaska and Deanice Manley of California; a brother, Donald Wyrick of Texas; three sisters, Ginny Jones of Arizona, Marci Van Hoye of California and Doris McNabb of Tennessee; and eight grandchildren.
Published Thursday, December 9, 2004

Mayberry, Emma Reece and Gracie Hope
2004
Graveside service for Emma Reece and Gracie Hope Mayberry, the newborn twin daughters of Jacob and Amanda Mayberry of Cottondale, was Feb. 17, 2004 at Paradise Cemetery. Albin Greenwood officiated.
The girls died Feb. 13, 2004.
They are survived by their parents; grandparents, Jerry and Teresa Mayberry of Paradise and Bob and Rhonda Greenwood of Cottondale; great-grandparents, Mary Lou Mayberry of Wichita Falls, Vinny and Earldean Pastore of Bedford, Tom and Lavada Tennery of Oklahoma and Don and Patsy Watson of Hurst and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published Thursday, February 19, 2004

McCarroll, James Taylor
1921-2004
Funeral for James Taylor McCarroll, 83, of Slidell was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the Slidell Baptist Church. Larry Coleman was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Slidell Cemetery.
McCarroll died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, in Denton.
Born March 15, 1921, in Slidell, he married Billie Jean Atkins McCarroll Dec. 14, 1946. He was a farmer and a rancher, and an Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceeded in death by his wife.
He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Mott of Lewisville and Lou Anne McCarroll of Denton; a sister, Mildred Read of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Christal Anne Byars of Houston and Heather Nicole Morales of Denton.
Pallbearers were to be Rex Maxwell, Rickard Anderson, Blake Fortenberry, Roy Galvan, Bert Pruett, Ronnie Lee and James Sitz.
The family requests memorials be made to the Slidell Cemetery Associaton.
Published Thursday, November 25, 2004

McCarty, Don
1937-2004
Service for Don McCarty, 67, of Park Springs was Wednesday, June 9, 2004. The Rev. Doyle Slimp officiated. Burial was at Sunset Cemetery.
McCarty died June 5, 2004, in Park Springs.
He was born Feb. 24, 1937, to Herman and Clara McCarty in an adobe hut on the Hatch Indian Reservation in Hatch, N.M.
He was a Baptist and worked as a foundry supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Dean Doughty, and his stepfather, John Doughty.
He is survived by his wife, Christine McCarty of Park Springs; a son, Andy Paul Miller of Beloit, Ohio; a daughter, Jeana I. Miller of Holliday; three grandsons, Anthony Don Deretto and Jordan Daniel Deretto, both of Holliday, and Drew Logan Miller of Beloit; and a brother, Herman Doughty of Durant, Okla.
Pallbearers were Jim Clampitt, Rick Geeslin, Tim Dorman, Benny Shipp, Joe Falsone and Pete Crosson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2304 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.
Published Thursday, June 17, 2004

McCrary, Laverne
1928-2004

Funeral for Laverne McCrary, 75, of Decatur was Monday, April, 19, 2004. Charles Taylor officiated. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
She died April 16, 2004, in Decatur.
She was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Denton County, worked as a caregiver and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. McCrary.
She is survived by two sons, DeWayne and Steve McCrary of Decatur; three daughters, Janie Hampton of Poolville and Glinda Brazil and JoAnn Cooley of Decatur; a brother, Wayne McGar of Decatur; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Timothy McGar, Frank Trail, Terry Hines, Larry Alvery, Billy Riley, Glen Ray Strange, Mike McGar and Jerry McGar.
Published Thursday, April 22, 2004

McDonald, Barbara Ann
1921-2004
Graveside service for Barbara Ann McDonald, 83, of Denison was Tuesday, June 15, at Alvord Cemetery. Tim Epting officiated.
McDonald died Saturday, June 12, 2004, in Dallas.
Born April 24, 1921, in Lexington to Henry Thomas and Ora Brewer Fowler, she lived in Decatur for many years working at Perkins Timberlake and then at Woodruff, Woodruff, Morgan and Nobles until she retired in 1982. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for 56 years and a member of the North Fort Worth Eastern Star No. 684 for 65 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Minis McDonald, and a brother, Ben T. Fowler.
She is survived by a son, Billy John McDonald and wife, Darlene, of Denton; a daughter, Barbara Sue Cobb of Denton; sister-in-law, Leola Fowler of Austin; four grandchildren, Patrick Cobb of Kempel, Joy Cobb Robinson of Sanger, Chela Ann Marie McDonald and John D. Clifford McDonald, both of Denton, and three great-grandchildren, Britney Cobb of Bridgeport, Ashley Paige Robinson of Sanger and Haley Ann Cobb of Kempel.
Pallbearers were Cliff McDonald, Jimmy Wagner, Kevin Wagner, Steve Robinson, Pat Cobb and Cary Dunn.
Published Thursday, June 17, 2004

McDonald, Helen
1926-2004

Funeral mass for Helen Martineau Burnett McDonald, 77, of Denton will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004, at DeBerry Funeral Chapel in Denton with Father Joseph Meledom officiating. Visitation was to be Wednesday, May 12, from 6 until 8 p.m.
McDonald died Saturday, May 8, 2004, in Denton .
She was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Decatur to James Otis and Lottie Jane (Hoffman) Burnett. She married James Terrell McDonald on June 15, 1963, in Ardmore, Okla. She attended Decatur Baptist College and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW and the Elks Lodge and was a beautician at Maggie’s Beauty Salon before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997.
She is survived by her daughters, Janie England of Denton and Sue Brown of Sandpoint, Idaho; son, Terry McDonald of Denton; sister, Joy Wright of Denton and Ann Nidey of Canyon; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, May 13, 2004

McDonald, Joy McGee
1924-2004
Funeral for Joy McGee McDonald, 80, of Alvord was Friday, May 14, at the Alvord Church of Christ. The Revs. C.E. “Sonny” Cole and Ed Cate officiated. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
McDonald died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in Alvord.
Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Park Springs, she was a homemaker. She married Robert L. McDonald on Sept. 24, 1944, in Bowie. She was a member of the Alvord Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school.
McDonald was a seamstress at Howard Wolfe dress factory in Bowie and Lorch-Westway Manufacturing in Decatur. She retired to be a caregiver for the elderly. She and her husband were two of the founding members of the Wise County Antique Auto Club and were involved for many years. She was an avid quilter, seamstress and loved to crochet, often making booties for babies born in the Alvord area.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Mike McDonald and wife, Glenice, of Krum, Dan McDonald and wife, Rose Ann, of Hurst and Randy McDonald and wife, Irene, of Alvord; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. Farm Road 51 Suite 400, Decatur, Texas 76234.
Published Sunday, May 16, 2004

McKinnon, Robert Morris
1931-2004
Graveside service for Robert Morris McKinnon, 72, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Gene Smith was to officiate.
McKinnon died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 18, 1931, in Fort Worth, he was the retired owner of DFW Plastics.
He is survived by his wife, Carroll McKinnon of Decatur; three sons, Tom McKinnon of Grapevine, Jim McKinnon of Colleyville and Robert McKinnon Jr. of Decatur; a daughter, Tina Brooks of Grapevine; two sisters, Ernestine McKinnon and Dorothy Tipton, both of Euless and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Trey McKinnon, Robert McKinnon Jr., Ryan McKinnon, Bill Gallemore, Fernando Cantu and Raymond Gomez.
Published Sunday, October 3, 2004

McLaughlin, George W.
1935-2004
No services are planned for George W. McLaughlin, 68, of Boyd.
Born Oct. 19, 1935, in San Angelo, he died June 4, 2004, in Decatur.
He was a retired communications specialist for Verizon and served in the Army.
He is survived by his wife, Kaye C. McLaughlin; five sons, Kevin McLaughlin, Dennis Clevinger, Greg Clevinger, Alan McLaughlin, Jeff McLaughlin; two daughters, Kim Johnson and Shawna Rollins; two sisters, Jane Hastings and Mary Nichols and nine grandchildren.
Published Sunday, June 6, 2004

McNeely, Clifton
1919-2003
Service for Clifton McNeely, 84, of Irving was Monday, Dec. 29, at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving. Dr. Jim Bond and the Rev. Ken Branam officiated. Burial followed at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
McNeely died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003.
He was born June 22, 1919, in Greenwood to Albert McNeely and Fannie Lee Clifton. He married Peggy Jean Gallagher June 14, 1947, in Cisco. McNeely graduated from Slidell High School, Decatur Baptist College and Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. He was college basketball’s leading scorer in the nation in 1947 and earned All American honors. He was a U.S. Air Force World War II veteran. He coached high school basketball in Pampa for 13 years where the gym, McNeely Fieldhouse, was named in his honor. Following his coaching career, McNeely was assistant principal at Castleberry High School in Fort Worth, principal at Bridgeport and Denton high schools and an administrator at Irving ISD until he retired in 1985. McNeely was inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame and the Texas Wesleyan University Hall of Fame. He was also a member and deacon of the Plymouth Park Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Mike McNeely and wife, Debbie, and Phil McNeely and wife, Renee, all of Duncanville; daughter, Sheryl Shaw and husband, Kenny, of Crosby; grandchildren, Scott McNeely, Taylor McNeely, Kristin McNeely, Clifton Shaw and Wayne Stewart and wife, Shelley, of The Woodlands; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Kennedy Stewart.
Memorials may be made to the Clifton McNeely Scholarship Endowment Fund, c/o the Amarillo Area Foundation, 801 South Fillmore, Suite 700, Amarillo, Texas, 79101.
Published Thursday, January 1, 2004

Merrifield, Elizabeth
1921-2004

Funeral for Elizabeth Merrifield, 83, of Decatur, will be Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Ken May will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be Saturday, Aug. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel.
Merrifield died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 9, 1921 in North Littlerock, Ark., she married John Merrifield Jr. on Sept. 13, 1952, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur and retired from Bell Telephone after 40 years of service.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Cindy Littlejohn of Decatur; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Littlejohn, Scott Littlejohn, Billy Jo Snider, Jay Bearden, Bob Wadsworth and Jim Keen.
Published Sunday, August 29, 2004

Miles, Berniece
1920-2004

Service for Berniece Miles, 84, of Rhome was Oct. 14, at Rhome Assembly of God Church. The Revs. Mike Stephenson and Richard Cleghorn officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Miles died Oct. 11, 2004, in Rhome.
She was born May 22, 1920, in Chico to Connie Ella (Long) and Finis Archie Simpson.
She was a member of Rhome Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Shelt Miles Sr.; three sons, Clarence, Timothy and Phillip Miles; and a grandson, Wade Miles.
She is survived by sons Bill Miles and wife Judy of Bridgeport, Robert Miles and wife Vicki of Rhome and Joe Miles of Rhome; daughters, Beki Young and husband Richard of Rhome, Sonja Butler and husband Rip of Rhome and Anna Ham and husband Mark of Boyd; brothers Billy Bob Simpson and F.A. Simpson, both of Bridgeport; sisters, Patsy Harrison of Alvord and Dorothy Largent of Bridgeport; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers were Rick Young, Bryan Miles, Chris Miles, Austin Butler, Phillip Miles and Robby Miller. Honorary pall bearers were Randy Lee, Priestly Ledger, Chris Word, Ruben Serrano, Frank Ortega, Gary Hughes and Jeffrey Martinez.
Published Sunday, October 17, 2004

Miles, Ellison
1918-2004

A memorial celebration in honor of Ellison Miles, 85, North Texas oil magnate and philanthropist, will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2004, at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch.
Funeral was Jan. 11 and burial with military honor guard was at Fairlawn Memorial Park in Liberty, where Miles grew up.
Born May 6, 1918, to Clopton A. Miles and Nora Butler Miles in Cleveland, he died Jan. 8, 2004.
After serving as a decorated fighter pilot in World War II, Miles and his associates were prolific discoverers and developers of more than 1,000 wells in numerous gas reserves in North Texas, including in Bridgeport and Jacksboro.
In 1951, Miles and other geologists, including John A. (Jack) Jackson, George and Johnny Mitchell and Merlyn Christie, were responsible for tapping the famous Boonsville Discovery in Wise County, which led to construction of a 350-mile pipeline to move gas from Wise County to the Texas Panhandle and on to Chicago.
After completing a deal with Mitchell Energy Company Group, Miles moved to Jack County, where he continued to serve as president of his Dallas-based Miles Production Company and achieved national recognition for contributing millions of dollars to the Dallas County College District Foundation and student scholarships.
Published Sunday, January 18, 2004

Miller, Eunie Lois
1916-2004
Graveside service for Eunie Lois Miller, 88, of Decatur was Friday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at Avery Cemetery. James Brown officiated.
Miller died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, in Decatur.
Born March 21, 1916, in Boxelder, she was a housewife. She married Alvin Basil Miller Sept. 2, 1933, in Boxelder. He preceded her in death March 18, 1990.
She is survived by a son, James Miller of Decatur; a daughter, Ailene Gaut of Krum; three sisters, Merkel Armstrong of Houston, Alma Cunningham and Virginia Cole, both of Gladewater; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Miller, Patricia June
1931-2004
Service for Patricia June Miller, 72, of Avondale, La., will be Sunday, March 28, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. James Hurst will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Miller died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Jefferson, La.
She was born June 9, 1931, to Menzo David Cook and Flora Adel Martin in Decatur. She married Thomas J. Miller on Oct. 6, 1956, in Decatur. She was a caregiver and a member of Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by two sons, Ernest Ellis of Kissee Mills, Mo., and Tommy Miller of Avondale; two daughters, Sheryl Davenport of Picayune, Miss., and Barbara Lance of Rock Springs, Wyo.; brother, Tom Cook of Sentinel, Okla.; four sisters, Helen Young of Cordell, Okla., Diann Dunn of Sentinel, Jane Smith of Oklahoma City and Doris Miller of Yukon, Okla.; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be members of the family.
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004

Miller, Stephen Dean
1959-2004
Mass of Christian burial for Stephen Dean Miller, 45, of Kaufman, brother of Duane Miller of Boyd, was Sept. 14 at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Kaufman. Burial followed at Morrow Chapel Cemetery.
Miller died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in Kaufman.
He was born May 5, 1959, in Dallas to Luke and Terry Alering Miller.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Wilczynski of Kaufman; his mother, Terry Kretler of Terrell and stepfather, Wayne; two sons, Gabe Moore of Kaufman and Daniel Miller of Arkansas; a brother, Duane Miller of Boyd; a sister, Julie Blackman of Combine; a grandmother, Gladys Alering of Colleyville; and two grandchildren, Spencer Moore and Taryn Moore.
Published Thursday, September 16, 2004

Miner, Martha Ann
1951-2004
Memorial service for Martha Ann Miner, 52, of Rhome will be held at a later date.
Miner died Monday, March 22, 2004, in Rhome.
She was born June 1, 1951, in Weona, Ark. She was a truck driver.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis Dewitt Holt and Daisy Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Miner; three daughters, Sherry Olivias of Laredo, Cherry Torres of Marfa and Terry Holdman of Midland; son, Virgil Mark Holdman of Monahans; three sisters, Betty Sue Cook of Sanger, Mary Pagan of North Little Rock, Ark., and Linda Henson of Arkansas; two brothers, Kenneth Holt and Stephen Holt, both of Decatur and eight grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004

Mitchell, Melvin F. ‘Jack’
1931-2004
Funeral for Melvin F. “Jack” Mitchell, 73, of Krum was Monday, Sept. 20, 2004. The Rev. Cliff Feeler and Dr. Jeff Williams officiated. Burial was at Jackson Cemetery in Krum.
Mitchell died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Denton. He was born May 23, 1931, in Arnett, Okla. to Willis Henry Mitchell and Mable Bowles Mitchell.
He attended North Texas Demonstration School and Krum Public Schools.
He married Catherine Sue McCullough on July 1, 1950 in Wheelock.
The owner and operator of Mitchell TV and Appliance of Denton and Krum for 54 years, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Denton and formerly a member of the Krum Lions Club and Denton Optimist Club.
He is survived by his wife; son, Melvin Jack Mitchell of Krum; daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Brent Wilkes of Poway, Calif., Susan and Herbert Williams of Decatur and Cheryl and Tony Rose of Krum; sisters, Betty Jane Self of Haltom City, Mary Kay Coop of Denton and Nina Bishop of Alvord; 11 grandchildren, Jason Waller, Jerrod Waller, Amanda Williams, Lisa Mitchell, Justin Rose, Bert Williams, Mitchell Rose, Amy Mitchell, Jake Williams, Alexandra Wilkes and Dustin Wilkes.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Winton, Billy, Donald and Jimmy Lee Mitchell.
Memorials should be made to the charity of your choice.
Published Thursday, September 23, 2004

Montgomery, Virginia Rose
1924-2004

Graveside service for Virginia Rose Montgomery, 80, of Bridgeport will be Saturday, Dec. 4, at Lockhart Cemetery. Deacon William Long of St. Mary’s Catholic Church will officiate.
Montgomery died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Decatur.
Born April 9, 1924, in Oak Farm to Tom and Rose (Bud) Brown, she was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Silver Sneakers and Senior Friends in Alice.
She is survived by a daughter, Lelia Keliehor and husband, John, of Bridgeport; two grandchildren, Pamela Sikes and husband, Randy, and Kelly Mrazek and husband, Billy; two great-grandchildren, Erin and Megan; one great-great-grandson, Tyler; and a sister, Joy Wilkenson.
Published Thursday, December 2, 2004

Moody, Mary Kathryn
1964-2004
Funeral service for Mary Kathryn Moody, 39, of Sulphur Springs was Monday, May 3, 2004. The Rev. Fred Lewis officiated. Burial was at Little Hope Cemetery near Winnsboro.
Moody died Saturday, May 1, 2004, in Sherman.
She was born Nov. 11, 1964, in Decatur to Scott and Delma Hood Moody. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Coren Moody.
She is survived by her mother, Delma Howard of Sulphur Springs; her father, Scott Moody of Graham; a son, Timothy Moody of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Amber and Kathryn Baxley, both of Sherman; two sisters, Cindy Smith of Ardmore, Okla., and Margaret Sparks of Winfield; two brothers, Gordon Moody of Wizard Wells and David Moody of Mineral Wells; her grandmother, Mauline Hood of Winnsboro; and grandchildren Kaedan Sartin, Destany Brown, Haley Williamson and McKenzie Moody.
Pallbearers were Len Sparks, Billy Baxley, Charles Moody, Glen Christopher, Brian Sparks and Robert Butler. Honorary pallbearer was Gordon Hood.
Published Thursday, May 6, 2004

Moore, Lewis Junior ‘Homegrown’
1951-2004

Graveside service for Lewis Junior “Homegrown” Moore, 52, of Paradise will be Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Miller will officiate.
Visitation was to be Wednesday, July 14, 2004, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Moore died July 11, 2004, in Paradise.
He was born Dec. 4, 1951, in Fort Worth to Lewis and Lillie Moore.
He was a water well service man and attended the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Moore of Paradise; two sons, Brandon Moore of Paradise and Steven Moore and his wife, Janie, of Bridgeport; daughter, Wendy Kinsey and her husband, Michael, of Bridgeport; three brothers, Lee Roy Moore and his wife, Louise, of Burleson, Henry Paul Moore and his wife, Carol, and James Henry Moore and his wife, JoAnn, all of Fort Worth; sister, Ruby Fox and her husband, Elvin, of Paradise; and two grandchildren.
Published Thursday, July 15, 2004

Morgan, Marvin Wayne
1939-2004
Graveside service for Marvin Wayne Morgan, 64, of Decatur was March 15 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Morgan died Friday, March 12, 2004, in Decatur.
Born July 24, 1939, to Marvin F. and LaVerta Elza Dorsett-Morgan in Fort Worth, he was of the Full Gospel faith and served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting, motorcycles, boats and old cars.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joy Morgan of Decatur; a daughter, Teresa Hughes of Decatur; two sons, Troy Morgan and wife, Toia, of West Virginia and Tommy Morgan of Houston; seven grandchildren, Cory, Tiffany, Dayna, Brittany, Jessica, Nakisha and Nicole and three great-grandchildren, Natasha, Anna Mae and Cierra.
Published Thursday, March 18, 2004

Morgan, Virginia Lee
1921-2004
Service for Virginia Lee Morgan, 82, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Craig Erb will officiate. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Morgan died Thursday, March 26, 2004, in Bridgeport.
She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Sedan, Kan. She married J.T. Morgan on Dec. 27, 1943, in Reno, Nev. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.
She is survived by her husband; son, Charles Pike and wife, Jacqueline, of Decatur and two granddaughters, Susan Heatherington and husband, Paul, of Euless and Angela Sucre and husband, Richard, of Keller.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Arrington, Joey Duncan, G.B. Funk, Oran Goode, Tommy Newton and Richard Flynt.
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004

Morris, Evelyn
1917-2004
Graveside service for Evelyn Morris, 86, of Tomball, formerly of Alvord, will be Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Morris died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in Tomball.
She was born Aug. 25, 1917. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Morris; daughter, Sue Ann Morris and sister, Annie Oates.
She is survived by her daughter, Rita Monk and husband, Nathan, of Houston; sister, Edda Arrington of Decatur; brother, J.H. Carr of Decatur, and grandchildren Cameron, Brandon and Natalie Monk.
Published Sunday, January 26, 2004

Morton, Dollie Mae
1915-2004

Funeral for Dollie Mae Morton, 88, of Decatur was Thursday, May 6, 2004. Burial was at Sweetwater Cemetery. Louis Horton and Van Gardner officiated.
Morton died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Decatur.
Born May 10, 1915, in Decatur to Wiley and Ola Caraway, she was a homemaker and member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by eight brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Billie Mae Brown of Decatur; four sisters, Rosa Adams and Helen Spanglo of Decatur, Ruby Starnes of Fort Worth and Janie Ramey of Arkansas; five grandchildren, Barbara Kerley of Decatur, Leroy C. Brown and wife, Pamela, of Chico, Angela Goff and husband, Bobby, of Arlington, Linda Read and husband, Dike, of Paradise and Cindy Dawson and husband, Bobby, of Chico; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Walton Meyers of Decatur.
Published Sunday, May 9, 2004

Motley, Billy Leon
1950-2003

Graveside service for Billy Leon Motley, 53, of Arlington was to be Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Jake Pike was to officiate.
Motley died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, in Arlington.
Born April 28, 1950, in Chico to Valton and Margie Nell (Hodge) Motley, he married his wife, Yvonne, Sept. 11, 1970. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science and a Ph.D. in philosophy. He worked as a computer engineer for KLA Instruments, Bell Helicopter, GenRad Corporation and served as a NASA scientist. He enjoyed playing cards and billiards and watching M*A*S*H and Star Trek.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Evette Saldivar and husband, Gavin; two grandchildren, Dakota and Austyn and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Gavin Saldivar, Donnie Powers, Herman Brown, Eddie Hall, J.S. Powers and Todd Wohlers.
Published Sunday, January 4, 2004

Munn, Alma Lee
1913-2004

Service for Alma Lee Munn, 90, of Boyd was Tuesday, March 16, at the Boyd Church of Christ. Steve Weeks officiated. Burial was at Boyd Cemetery.
Munn died Saturday, March 14, 2004, in Boyd.
She was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Boyd.
She retired as the owner-manager of Munn Hardware of Boyd, was a member of the Church of Christ and was an active member of the Boyd Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her son, Garry Munn and wife, Carla; four grandchildren, Mark Munn and wife, Dana, Chris Munn, David Munn and Gloria Wolfe; five great-grandchildren, Sharia, Britton, Casey, Mariah and Cara; brother, J.T. Wilson; and sisters Tommie Jones and Charlene Cary.
Published Thursday, March 18, 2004

Nail, Dorothy V. ‘Granny’
1911-2004

Graveside service for Dorothy V. “Granny” Nail, 93, of Aurora was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Nail died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in Aurora.
She was born April 20, 1911, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was owner and operator of Dorothy’s Beauty Salon for 25 years. She was a long-time member of Rosen Heights Baptist Church and Aurora Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde J. Nail.
She is survived by a son, James Nail and wife, Jerhea; a grandson, Michael Nail and wife, Christi; granddaughter, Farah Nail; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Tyler and Olivia, all of Aurora; two sisters, Helen McCarty of Aurora and Margie Griner of Iowa; and nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. Farm Road 51, Suite 400, Decatur, Texas 76234.
Published Thursday, December 16, 2004

Neel, Willis ‘Luke’
1929-2004

No service is scheduled for Willis “Luke” Neel, 75, of Fort Worth, formerly of Wise County. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
Neel died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 16, 1929, in Rhome to James W. and Linnie Bell Neel, he was raised in Wise County. He was a retired professional dry cleaner for A&J Cleaners and also lived in California for many years where he was a business owner and teacher.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
He is survived by two daughters, Leslie Neel Lehner of Azle and Lynn Neel King of Grapevine; a sister, Julia Neel Murphy of Chicago, Ill. and one grandchild, Zachary Lehner of Azle.
Published Sunday, February 1, 2004

Nesler, Gaylon
1936-2004

Funeral for Gaylon Richard “Lon” Nesler, 67, of Boyd will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Sonny Reed will officiate. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 7 until 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
Nesler died Monday, June 7, 2004 in Boyd.
He was born Nov. 5, 1936, in Paragould, Ark.
He served in the Air Force and retired from the electronics industry.
He married Olivia Woodrow on June 5, 1993 in Sunnyville, Calif.
He is survived by his wife; sons Richard C. Baker and wife, Mimi, and Richard Wilkes and wife, Shawnna; daughters, Elizabeth Schoppe and husband John, Gayle Chesterman and husband, Keith, and Sueann Sictor and husband, Joe; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Sandra Mazzone and husband, Ben, and Linda Webb and husband, Bert; and sister-in-law Denise Nesler.
Published Thursday, June 10, 2004

Newby, W.C.
1912-2004

Graveside service for W.C. Newby, 92, of Boyd was to be Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Richardson was to officiate.
Newby died Friday, May 21, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 28, 1912, in Springtown, he was a retired carpenter.
He is survived by a son, Coy Newby and wife, Evelyn; three grandchildren, Laurie Black and husband, Russell, Amanda Cain and husband, Marty, and Wessley Newby; a great-grandchild, Kendall Newby; a sister, Juanita Rose and a sister-in-law, Thelma Newby.
Published Sunday, May 23, 2004

Nicholson, Miranda Kay
1983-2004
Memorial for Miranda Kay Nicholson, 20, of Paradise was to be Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at Kingdom Hall in Ashdown, Ark.
Nicholson died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 10, 1983, in DeQueen, Ark., she was a waitress.
She is survived by her parents, Charlene Kay Nicholson of Ashdown and James A. Simmons of Bridgeport; a brother, Cory A. Nicholson of Ashdown; grandparents, Carl and Francis Nicholson of Lockesburg, Ark.; an aunt, Nina Long and husband, Jim, of Paradise, as well as other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published Sunday, September 19, 2004

Noble, Robert Ezell, Jr.
1952-2004
Funeral for Robert Ezell Noble Jr., 52, of Sunset was Dec. 21 at Aurora Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Withers and Tim Neeley officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Noble died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, in Bowie.
Born Jan. 25, 1952, in Fort Benning, Ga., he was a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Noble; parents, Albert and Montez Geer of McKinney; three sons, Samuel Robert Noble, Daniel E. Noble and Ghal Unen, all of Sunset; two daughters, Sherry Kay Morgan of Burleson and Lisa Carol Jackson of Broken Bow, Okla.; a brother, Larry Noble of McKinney; two sisters, Mary Hancock of Moody and Debbie Broyles of McKinney; and seven grandchildren.
Published Thursday, December 23, 2004

Norris, Curtis Wayne
1952-2004

Service for Curtis Wayne Norris, 52, of Euless was to be Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise with burial at Paradise Cemetery. The Revs. Bob Walls and Donald Norris were to officiate.
Curtis Norris died May 3, 2004 in Paradise.
He was born Feb. 12, 1952. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Paradise and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Norris and an infant brother.
He is survived by his son, John Michael Norris and wife Alicia of Fort Worth; his mother, Eula Norris of Paradise; a brother Jimmy Norris of Aurora and wife Valerie; and sisters Pat Coates and husband Donnie of Haltom City and Connie Turner and husband Mark of Euless.
Pallbearers were Mike Deaton, Gary Barnett, Ricky Read, Corey Chambers, Brian Chambers and Doug Kenttrey.
Published Thursday, May 6, 2004

Norton, Elois
1921-2004

Graveside service for Elois Norton, 83, of Rhome was Tuesday, April 13, at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Withers officiated.
Norton died Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 7, 1921, in the Anneville Community in Wise County to Frank and Nettie (Finger) Smith, she was a retired hair dresser. She was a member of Aurora Baptist Church and a past grand officer of Boyd Eastern Star Lodge No. 897.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Hoy Norton.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth H. Norton of Watauga; a sister, Estelline McClary; a granddaughter, Shelly Osborne and numerous cousins.
Published Thursday, April 15, 2004

Norvell, Jo L.
1930-2004
Graveside service for Jo L. Norvell, 73, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004 at Oaklawn Cemetery. Doyle Slimp will officiate.
Norvell died Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 24, 1930, in Duncan, Okla., she was a cook for JJ’s Restaurant for many years, a member of Bell Baptist Church and a volunteer at Wise Regional Health System.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Don Bennett.
She is survived by two sons, Stanley Norvell and Carl Norvell, both of Colorado; a daughter, Marcella Norvell of Colorado; a brother, Billy Bennett of Chico; a sister, Janice Rowland of Brownwood; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Gann, Johnny Barnard, Charles and Harold Burns, Shane Sowler, Rodney Hall and Ronnie McLain.
Published Thursday, June 24, 2004

O’Bryant, Richard Sterling, Sr.
1956-2004

Graveside service for Richard Sterling O’Bryant Sr., 48, of Aledo was Friday, Oct. 15, at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Jones officiated.
O’Bryant died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born April 6, 1956, in San Antonio, he was a longtime employee of Clearfork Materials in Aledo.
He is survived by a son, Rick O’Bryant of Bowie; a brother, Fred Moose and wife, Frances, of Sunset; two sisters, Barbara Strine and husband, Freddy Wayne of Paradise and Joyce Sosa of Bridgeport and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Steven Sosa, Donald Moose, Fred Moose, Mike Moose, Darren Sosa, Pat Moose, Perry Spears and David Strine.
Published Sunday, October 17, 2004

Oates, Annie Eloyse
1930-2003
Service for Annie Eloyse Oates, 73, of Decatur was Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Bobby Rowe officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Oates died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in Denton.
She was born April 9, 1930, in Decatur to Gilbert and Annie Frankie Carr. She married Vernon Oates in Decatur in 1948. Oates was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald Oates of Decatur and Tom Bentley of Farmersville; brother, J.H. Carr of Decatur; two sisters, Evelyn Morris of Houston and Edda Arrington of Decatur and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Danny Sims, David Sims, Cliff Oates, Pat Oates, Michael Loucks and Curtis Bentley. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Hicks, Lawrence Bolling, Hugh Pegues, Junior Oates, Olin Blase and Marlyn Dahlin.
Published Thursday, January 1, 2004

Owens, Vickie June
1956-2004
Graveside service for Vickie June Owens, 47, of Bridgeport was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Joey Vick was to officiate.
Owens died Sunday, March 21, 2004, in Bridgeport. She was born June 9, 1956, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her parents, Charles and Loretta Owens of North Richland Hills; two sisters, Susan Pryhuber of Haltom City and Sherri Owens of Watauga; two aunts, Lanell Sandlin and Gay Bonilla, both of Glen Rose; an uncle, Lynnwood Miller of Ranger and a special friend, Doll Van Schuyver of Newark.
Published Thursday, March 25, 2004

Pacheco, Genoveva
1966-2004
Funeral for Genoveva Pacheco, 37, of Rhome will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Catholic Church of the Assumption. Father Gilbert Pansza will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Rosary will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home.
Pacheco died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in Wise County.
Born Dec. 6, 1966, in Jerez, Mexico, she was a homemaker. She married Santiago Pacheco Sept. 3, 1988, in Jerez.
She is survived by her husband, Santiago of Rhome; her mother, Galdina Inguanzo of California; a son, Fredy Pacheco of Rhome; two daughters, Stephanie Pacheco and Anahi Pacheco, both of Rhome; a brother, Antonio Inguanzo of Panorama City, Calif. and five sisters, Angelica Savala of Bakersfield, Calif., Griselda Barragas of Panorama City, Yolanda Rodriquez of Jerez and Gloria Banuelos and Rosa Avina, both of Decatur.
Pallbearers will be Santiago and Fredy Pacheco, Jesus and Jose Avina and Antonio and Manuel Inguanzo.
Published Sunday, August 15, 2004

Padilla, Arthur ‘Buzz’
1954-2004
Funeral for Arthur “Buzz” Padilla, 50, of Rhome was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Coker Funeral Home. Jim Brown was to officiate. Burial was to follow at his family’s cemetery.
Padilla died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 21, 1954, in Corpus Christi, he was a police officer for the city of Denton. He married Debbie Padilla July 30, 1983. He was a member of Cleat and the Denton Police Officer’s Association.
He is survived by his wife; mother, Billie Padilla, of Richland Hills; two sons, A.J. and Thomas Padilla, both of Rhome; a brother, Richard Padilla of Richland Hills; a sister, Terri Marble of Arlington; and a grandmother, Opal Anderson of Richland Hills.
Pallbearers were to be police officers from the city of Denton.
The family requests memorials be made at Wells Fargo Bank to Debbie Padilla.
Published Sunday, December 12, 2004

Palmer, Terry Martin
1948-2004

A private service will be held at a later date for Terry Martin Palmer, 56, of Bridgeport.
Palmer died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 3, 1948, in Corry, Pa., he was the owner and operator of T. Palmer Trucking. He was an avid biker and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Rikki; a son, Clayton Sagers of Azle; a daughter, Khrissy Jones of Bridgeport; two brothers and one sister.
Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Parish, Irene
1913-2003
Service for Irene Parish, 90, of Decatur was Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Staub officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Parish died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in Terrell.
She was born Feb. 6, 1913, in Hillsboro. Parish was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Parish; brother, Lawrence Lewis; sister, Margaret Byford; three grandsons and one great-grandson.
She is survived by two daughters, Ruby Sue Younger of Euless and Lois Cornelius of Terrell; sister, Dortha Lavoie of Camarillo, Calif.; eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 1, 2004

Parker, Carmella
1932-2004

Graveside service for Carmella Parker, 71, of Boyd will be Thursday, April 8, at 1 p.m. at Boyd Cemetery. The Revs. Billy Fitch and Larry Leakey will officiate.
Visitation with family was to be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Assembly of God Church. Open visitation was to be Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
Parker died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in Waxahachie.
Born Sept. 10, 1932, in Commerce to Treat and Lillian (Matthews) Nowlin, she was a homemaker and a member of Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carlos, Elliott and James Nowlin.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Arnold Parker; three sons, Arnold Wayne Parker and wife, Linda, Stephen Floyd Parker and wife, Laura, and Robert Lynn Parker and wife, Traci; a daughter, Lillian Jean Boyd and husband, Tom; two brothers, L.T. Nowlin and Jerry Nowlin; seven grandchildren, Dan, Tara, Sarah, Erica, Matthew, Lisa and Tommy Parker and four great-grandchildren, Daniel, Caelan, Hannah and Rachael Parker.
Memorials may be made to Hilltop Assembly of God Missions Department, P.O. Box 235, Boyd, Texas 76023.
Published Thursday, April 8, 2004

Parker, Doris R.
1923-2004

Funeral for Doris R. Parker, 80, of Bridgeport was to be Saturday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Revs. Joe Newton, Doc Rogers and Bruce Anderson were to officiate.
Parker died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Born May 6, 1923, in Goldthwaite, she was a former mayor and judge in Rising Star. She retired after 27 years of teaching in Odessa. She was a member of the Bay Chapel Church in Runaway Bay and was an active volunteer with the Wise County Committee on Aging, AARP and Meals on Wheels. She married Marvin Parker on May 3, 1985, in Hinton, Okla.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Bill R. Gholson and wife, Mca Jean, Glenn Ray Parker and wife, Sheila and Gary Parker and wife, Donna; three daughters, Marilyn Charlie Young and husband, Rand, Jo Ann Biggs and husband, Sheldon, and Sandy Miliam and husband, Terry; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 1, 2004

Parker, Phyllis Ann
1954-2004

Funeral for Phyllis Ann Parker, 49, of Newark was to be Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. A memorial will be Friday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at Tenaha United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul Roach will officiate.
She died April 16, 2004, at her home in Newark.
She was born April 29, 1954 in Center. She worked as a manufacturing technician for Fox Con/Eimo Technology and was a member of Unity Church in Fort Worth and the National Poetry Society.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Parker.
She is survived by her husband Tommy Newsom; her mother, Jean Parker; son, Anthony Gerald DiNardo; and daughter, Grace DiNardo.
Published Thursday, April 22, 2004

Patton, Doris Ann
1926-2004
Graveside service for Doris Ann Patton, 78, of Azle will be Monday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Annis Chapel in Springtown. The Rev. Gary Sessions will officiate.
Patton died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in Fort Worth.
She was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Austin to Howell and Astrid Clayton. Patton was a retired manager of public school cafeterias.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Herbert.
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Ayres and husband, Pat, of Azle; two sisters, Nelda Witter and Marie Tobin of Austin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Shuck, Jason Liss, Chad Slaughter, Chris Ayres, Pat Ayres and Scott Oglesby.
Published Sunday, March 7, 2004

Pearce, Miles English
1926-2004

Memorial for Miles English Pearce, 78, of Bridgeport was Nov. 23 at Hawkins Funeral Home. The Rev. Christopher Whisnand officiated.
Pearce died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 24, 1926, in Alice to Robert Lee and Dora (O’Niell) Pearce, he married Marcy Bailey Aug. 1, 1944, in San Antonio. He was a retired oil well cementer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in World War II. He was a member of the Balsora Baptist Church, Bridgeport Masonic Lodge No. 587, Wise County veterans group and the Scottish Rite Organization.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Ann Pearce, and a grandson, Tony Pearce.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; three daughters, Kay Whisnand and husband, Ronnie, Miki Ann Campbell and husband, Wesley and Johanna Roberts and husband, Cody; a son, Michael Miles Pearce and wife, Vanessa; 11 grandchildren, Wayne Whisnand and wife, Beckiey, Christopher Whisnand and wife, Laurann, Douglas Morrow and wife, Kristy, Julie Orr and husband, Greg, Tanya Videll, Tosha Perguson and husband, Shawn, Jeremy Hunter and wife, Tracy, Judy Hunter, Cody Wayne Roberts, Tyler Roberts and Michael Haugen;15 great-grandchildren and a brother, Bobby L. Pearce.
The family requests memorials be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital Burn Center.
Published Thursday, November 25, 2004

Pegues, Alan Spencer
1953-2004

Graveside service for Alan Spencer Pegues, 50, of Austin will be Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Dido Cemetery in Fort Worth.
He died April 21, 2004, at his home.
He was born Sept. 1, 1953, in Fort Worth to Sally and Cecil Hugh Pegues of Decatur.
He received his doctorate and master’s degrees in chemical engineering and bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
He was a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and the Indonesian Petroleum Association.
He was a team leader in the air permits division at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for 12 years and was especially proud to be a mentor to young engineers. He worked six years for Arco Oil and Gas Company, three of which were spent in Jakarta, Indonesia.
He was active with the Boy Scouts of America in Austin and earned the honor of Wood Badge for adult leadership.
He had many interests including computers, financial markets, home remodeling, gardening, wine making, radio-controlled aircraft, astronomy and geology.
He is survived by his parents; wife, Linda; sons, Andrew Huntington and Matthew Spencer Pegues; brother, Guy Pegues and wife, Irene, of Plano; three sisters, Sara Gibson and husband, Mark, of Woodsboro, Md., Amy Walrath and husband, Brian, of Tucson, Ariz. and Cecily Pegues and daughter Amanda of Austin.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Austin; 4107 Spicewood Springs Road; Suite 100; Austin, Texas 78759.
Published Thursday, April 29, 2004

Pegues, Mildred Ethel Johnston
1920-2004
Funeral for Mildred Ethel Johnston Pegues, 84, of Newark will be Thursday, Sept. 16, at Northwest Church of Christ in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Dido Cemetery. Viewing was to be all day Wednesday and family visitation was to be from 6 to 7 p.m. at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.
Pegues died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 13, 1920, in Newark to Gene and Donnie Johnston, she was a homemaker. She married Godfrey Pegues March 30, 1940.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Linebach and Loraine Simmons.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Rodney Pegues and wife, Teresa, and Gary Pegues; a daughter, Marsha Mason and husband, Gary; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Everett Johnston and a sister, Imogene Hunter.
Published Thursday, September 16, 2004

Pennartz, Lillian Clare
2004
Mass of Christian Burial for Lillian Clare Pennartz, the newborn daughter of Bryan Jacob and Joanna Nicol Pennartz of Irving, was Sept. 20 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pennartz was born and died Sept. 16, 2004, in Dallas.
She is survived by her parents, grandparents Clarence and Lillian Pennartz of Decatur, Suzanne Short of Irving and Jim Short of Long Island, N.Y. and a great-grandmother, Rita Kauffman Short.
Pallbearers were Tony, Craig, Chris and Darrin Pennartz.
Published Thursday, September 23, 2004

Pewitt, Claude E.
1937-2004

Funeral for Claude E. Pewitt, 66, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Bridgeport, was to be Wednesday at the Southside Church of Christ in Mineral Wells. Pat Mannon and Ray Crook officiated. Burial followed at the West Side Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Pewitt died Monday, July 26, 2004, in Mineral Wells.
Born Oct. 11, 1937, in Arvada, Colo., to Claude A. and Anna Furter Pewitt, he married Patsy Stanfield on June 21, 1959, in Bridgeport. He was the owner and operator of Claude E. Pewitt Brick and Fireplace Sales, which he had owned since 1976. He was a member of Carpenter Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport and had lived in Mineral Wells since 1965.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Elaine Pewitt; his father, Claude A. Pewitt and a brother, Marvin Roy Pewitt.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Sharon Garcia and husband, Terry, of Mineral Wells, Gayle Smith and husband, Greg, of Keller, and Amy Bryan and husband, Robert, of Patillo; his mother, Anna Dukes of Bridgeport; step-father, Red Dukes of Bridgeport; four grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Brayden Garcia, Brailey Garcia and Jeff Bryan; a sister, Sylvia Richardson and husband, Joe, of Paradise; two brothers, Jim Pewitt and wife, Shirley, of Paradise, and Melvin Pewitt and wife, Lanell, of Bridgeport; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, July 29, 2004

Peyton, Guenn Lewis, Jr.
1954-2004
Graveside service for Guenn Lewis Peyton Jr., 50, of Chico was Friday, Sept. 24, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Louis Horton officiated, assisted by Charles Taylor.
Peyton died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 26, 1954, in Wise County, he was an electrical lineman.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Steve York and grandparents, Tillie and Pearl Hudson and John and Willie Peyton.
He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Dawson of Chico; four sons, Curtis Peyton of Tyler, Kelly Peyton of Fort Worth, Scottie Peyton of Chico and Jeremy Peyton of Chico; three brothers, Danny York and Larry York, both of Chico and Rodney York of Arkansas; two sisters, Brenda Heppe of Washington and Debbie York of Chico and one grandchild, Jaydon Rogers of Boyd.
Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Phillips, Ruby Clydean
1954-2004
Graveside service for Ruby Clydean Phillips, 50, of Alvord was to be Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at Alvord Cemetery. Bill Cleveland was to officiate.
Phillips died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Wichita Falls.
Born July 12, 1954, in Fort Worth, she was a retired Realtor.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth B. Phillips Sr. of Alvord; two sons, Kenneth B. Phillips Jr. and Michael Vance Phillips, both of Fort Worth; two sisters, Marcia Ann Thilemann of Houston and Jimmie Carolyn Hughes of Fort Worth and three grandchildren, Gage Parker, Makayla Phillips and Gavin Phillips.
Published Thursday, November 18, 2004

Pierce, Glenn H.
1921-2004
Funeral for Glenn H. Pierce, 83, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Randy Hardisty was to officiate and Dr. Thomas O. Brumett was to assist. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pierce died Aug. 19, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Born July 30, 1921, in Clovis, N.M., he married his wife Dorothy June 12, 1943. She preceded him in death Jan. 2, 1992. He was a retired electrical engineer, served in the Air Force, was a Mason and was a Presbyterian.
He is survived by two sons, David Pierce of Decatur and Dr. Glenn D. Pierce of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Dana L. Hodel of Erie, Colo.; a sister, Thelma Perkins of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and a cousin, Catherine Russell of Decatur.
Published Sunday, August 22, 2004

Piggot, Mary McNab
1929-2004
Service for Mary McNab Piggot, 74, of Sanger was to be Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Sanger. Larry Kruger was to officiate.
Piggot died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in Denton.
She was born June 5, 1929, in Glasgow, Scotland. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, James Piggot, of Sanger; daughter, Ellen Moore of Alvord; son, James Piggot of Lewisville and five grandchildren.
Published Thursday, February 12, 2004

Pinion, Roy Hugh
1921-2004

Graveside service for Roy Hugh Pinion, 83, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Willow Point Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Cates was to officiate.
Pinion died Sunday, March 21, 2004, in Decatur.
He was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Westminister and married Mary Worthington on Dec. 9, 1942, in Jacksboro. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired dozer owner and operator and a member of the First Baptist Church of Wizard Wells.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leon Pinion, and sister, Joann Morgan.
He is survived by his wife of Decatur; two grandchildren, Christie Rhine and husband, Bret, of Decatur and Roy Justin “Bubba” Pitts; seven great-grandchildren, Bogie, Clayton, Shani, Hanah, Justin, Colby and Trevor; sister, Minnie Pearl Doughty of Vernon and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Shine Leach, B.D. Workman, Paul Seagraves, E.T. Massey, L.C. Morrow and Wesley Cantrell.
Published Thursday, March 25, 2004

Pinkerton, Betty Jo
1928-2004
Graveside service for Betty Jo Pinkerton, 76, of Carrollton will be Sunday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. at Slidell Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Coker Funeral Home.
Pinkerton died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in Carrollton.
Born April 22, 1928, in Rotan, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She married James Alvin Pinkerton July 31, 1949, in Abilene.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Steve Pinkerton of San Antonio and Mike Pinkerton of Lewisville; a daughter, Karen Pinkerton of Carrollton; two sisters, Camilla Ashley of Bowie and Merle Zeller of Bedford, Pa., and one grandchild, Jana Pinkerton of San Antonio.
Published Sunday, August 22, 2004

Pitts, Fred Hershal
1920-2004
Funeral for Fred Hershal Pitts, 83, of Alvord was to be Saturday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Pitts died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, in Decatur.
Born July 1, 1920, in Bells, he was a retired aircraft supervisor and mechanic. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord and the Masonic Lodge No. 512 AF and AM. He married Doris Forman Jan. 24, 1942, in Dean.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Allen Lee and Michael Dale Pitts.
He is survived by his wife; two grandsons, Troy Allen Pitts and Bradley Pitts and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Dewayne McCrary, Thomas Pitts, Wimpy Arrington, Guy Brooks, Doug Moffet and Sherman Hobbs.
Published Sunday, January 4, 2004

Pleasant, Selma
1920-2004

Funeral for Selma Pleasant, 84, of Bridgeport was Dec. 13 at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Roger Rhodes officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Pleasant died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 3, 1920, to Guy and Moye (Mason) Collier, she married Ira Pleasant on Sept. 23, 1939, in Chico. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cates Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Hugh Collier, and a sister, Imagene Pleasant.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Wanda Stone and husband, Wayne; two grandchildren, Curtis Stone and wife, Regina, and Landon Stone and wife, Melissa; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Alissa and Jacie.
Pallbearers were John Barnard, Carroll Collier, Melvin Pewitt, Jimmie Pleasant, Curtis Stone, Landon Stone and Toby Pleasant.
Published Thursday, December 16, 2004

Polnac, Kenneth A.
1928-2004
Funeral for Kenneth A. Polnac, 76, of Paradise was Thursday, April 22, at the Lawson Memorial Chapel in Walnut Springs. The Revs. Dan Rhodes and Gary Westmoreland officiated. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs.
Polnac died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, in Denton.
Born Jan. 14, 1928, in Walnut Springs to Andy and Ruth Allen Polnac, he attended school in Walnut Springs. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Doris Griffin on Nov. 18, 1950, in Walnut Springs. He was a retired supervisor in the aircraft manufacturing industry and a long-time resident of Paradise where he was a member of the First Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randall K. Polnac, on Jan. 21, 1977.
He is survived by his wife; two sisters, Camilla Lemens of Walnut Springs and Doris Bohannan of Bridgeport; a brother, Dwayne Polnac of San Antonio and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bradley Westmoreland, Kenny Westmoreland, Curtis Dismukes, Terry Griffin, Wes Griffin and Skipper Griffin.
Published Thursday, April 29, 2004

Poteet, Myrtle
1917-2004
Funeral for Myrtle Anemone Greenwood Poteet, 96, of Alvord was Friday, May 7, 2004. C.E. Cole and Roy Deaver officiated. Burial was at New Harp Cemetery.
Poteet died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at her home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1917, in Montague County near Forestburg to Burly and Rhoda Greenwood. She attended schools in Nicholville and Alvord.
She married J.T. Poteet July 21, 1939, in Marietta, Okla. They moved from the New Harp area to Roswell, N.M., where they lived for 13 years before moving back to Alvord. She was a lifelong homemaker and a school librarian for the Alvord school system. She retired in 1988. She loved gardening and yard work, crocheting and crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter, Ruth Ann; and three brothers, Andrew, Lawrence and Gary Greenwood.
She is survived by two daughters, Anita Hancock of Alvord and Olita Lanier of Forestburg; son, Lawrence Poteet of Gainesville; brother, Homer Aston Greenwood of Palestine; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wally Lanier, Jeff Lanier, Tracy Lanier, Samuel Herman, Gary Hilton, Carrol Collier, David Poteet and Thomas Poteet.
Published Sunday, May 9, 2004

Potteiger, Katherine Sue
1949-2004
Funeral for Katherine Sue Potteiger, 54, of Sulphur Springs, was May 6 at the West Oaks Funeral Home. Jeff Jenkins and Eddie Ardis officiated. Burial was at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
She died Sunday, May 2, 2004, in Sulphur Springs.
Born May 3, 1949, in Gladewater to Samuel Herbert and Frances Peugh Burgin, she was a homemaker and retail manager for Bass Shoe Outlet for 10 years. She was a Baptist. She married Stephen Ray Potteiger on Sept. 23, 1967, in Bridgeport.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Steva Smart and husband Adrian of Dallas and Jamie Price and husband Trent of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren Preston James and Jada Katherine Price; parents S.H. and Frances Burgin of Sulphur Springs; and brother Don Burgin of Bridgeport.
Tim Kolacek, Scoot Chaney, Ronald “Squirrel” Willis, Jim Chapman, Eddie Ardis and Wayne Sickles were pallbearers. Tony Martin, Hank Harrington, Rick Wallace and Pat Potts were honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the American Liver Transplant Fund, 1425 Pompton Ave., Suite 3, Cedar Grove N.J. 07009, or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville Md. 20852.
Published Sunday, May 9, 2004

Potts, Paul Ray
1924-2004

Funeral for Paul Ray Potts, 79, of Paradise was Thursday, June 24, at the First Baptist Church of Paradise. The Rev. Rob Walls officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Potts died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, in Paradise.
Born Aug. 17, 1924, in Paradise, to Joe T. and Anna (Atkins) Potts, he served in the U.S. Army and retired from General Dynamics after 39 years of service. He married Virgie Wilcoxson June 28, 1946, in Fort Worth and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Tom and Joe Potts and a sister, Mildred Reeves.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Paul M. Potts; three brothers, Sam Potts and wife, Helen, Bobby E. Potts and wife, Mary and Bill Potts and wife, Jane; two sisters, Mary Leone and husband, George, and Naomi Ruth Caruthers; a granddaughter, Karen A. Potts, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gary Potts, Dale Abshire, Albert Thornton, Bob Gayan, Tatman Potts and Joe Potts.
Published Sunday, June 27, 2004

Potts, Sam A.
1921-2004

Funeral for Sam A. Potts, 83, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Craig Erb was to officiate. Burial was to follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Potts died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Bridgeport.
Born July 12, 1921, in Paradise to Joe and Anna (Atkins) Potts, he married Helen Louise Marr Dec. 22, 1945, in Fort Worth. He was a retired mail carrier and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport and the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by a son, Chris Atkins Potts; two brothers, Joe and Paul Potts; a sister, Mildred Reeves and a grandson, Chad Atkins Potts.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years; five sons, Gary Potts and wife, Linda, Larry Potts and wife, Beverly, Joe Potts and wife, Kathy, Robbie Potts and wife, Debra and Kyle Potts and wife, Tina; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby and Billy Potts; and two sisters, Mary Leone and Naomi Caruthers.
Pallbearers were to be Jonathan Potts, Bryant Potts, Greg Potts, Steve Potts, Carl Smith and Reggie Read.
Published Thursday, October 7, 2004

Powell, Barbara Helen
1934-2004
Graveside service for Barbara Helen Powell, 70, formerly of Decatur will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Powell died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, in Alabaster, Ala.
Born Aug. 25, 1934, in Laurens County, Georgia, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Miller Jones of North Carolina; three sons, Lucius Powell Jr. of Alabama, Mark Powell of Denton and Patrick Powell of Tyler; a brother, Wayne Jones of Georgia; four sisters, Frances Bennett of Georgia, Joanne Nixson of Corsicana, Dale Rivers of Tennessee and Kay Turner of North Carolina and eight grandchildren.
Published Thursday, December 30, 2004

Powell, Leonard
1922-2004

Funeral for Leonard Powell, 81, of Decatur, will be Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church. The Rev. Raymond Johns will officiate. Burial will follow at the Sweetwater Cemetery.
Powell died Thursday, April 15, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 3, 1922, in Ponder, he married Marie Louise Cearley Jan. 1, 1942, in Decatur and was a retired maintenance supervisor for The Lorch Company. He served in the European theater in World War II and was a member and deacon of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Decatur; a daughter, Anita Burton of Decatur; two grandchildren, Shawn Burton and wife, Kristi, of Flower Mound and Shannon Johnson and husband, Gene, of Knoxville, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren; a cousin and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Cornerstone Baptist Church; Phillip Askey, Jimmy Miller, David Maxey, Ronald Hubbard, Gary Markum and Steve McCrary.
Published Sunday, April 18, 2004

Powers, Dollie
1924-2004

Graveside service for Dollie Powers, 79, of Chico will be Thursday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at Cottondale Cemetery. Chaplain Luke Oyler will officiate.
Powers died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, in Chico.
She was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Boonesville to Benjamin and Pearly (Allen) Trammell. She married Billy Gene Powers on Jan. 7, 1947, in Weatherford. Powers was a homemaker and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW 2137.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Roberts, Alma Osborn and Ida Belle Mann and eight brothers, Jim, Bennie, Ted, Richard, Hiawtha, Tom, Matt and George Trammell.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Doyle Powers and wife, Linda, of Euless and Jack Powers and wife, Sue, of Paradise; grandchildren, Lori Powers of Dallas, Kim Trujello and husband, Stephen, of Fort Worth, Chase Gilbert and wife, Cristy, of Decatur and Staci Russell and husband, Wes, of Bridgeport; great-grandchildren Baylie and Beck Gilbert of Decatur and Taylor and Gabbi Russell of Bridgeport; sister, Minnie Cook of Fort Worth; brother, Winford Trammell of Lone Star and many nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, January 22, 2004

Prater, Connie Rae
1972-2004
Funeral for Connie Rae Prater, 31, of Sanger was to be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 15, 2004 at First Baptist Church in Sanger with Dr. Skip McNeal officiating. Burial was to follow at Sanger Cemetery.
Prater died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in Decatur.
She was born Oct. 12, 1972, in Denton to Ronnie Clifford and Ellen (Pennington) Holder. She graduated from Sanger High School and attended North Central Texas College and Texas Woman’s University. She was a technician for Theramedics in Decatur and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sanger.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Prater of Sanger; daughter, Candace Prater of Sanger; mother and step-father, Ellen and Robert Holder of Valley View; sister, Rhonda Eakman of Sanger; and brother Drew Holder of Valley View.
Published Sunday, May 16, 2004

Pratt, Kathryn
1937-2004

Service for Kathryn P. Pratt, 66, of Fort Worth was to be Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Pratt died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004.
She was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Fort Worth to Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Peterson. She retired from General Dynamics in 1995. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Rhome and a pianist for Seven Hills Methodist Church. While working, Pratt raised her family, coached girls’ softball and worked in church activities.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donald Pratt Sr.; two sons, Donald Pratt Jr. and wife, Patty Jean, and Robert Pratt; daughter, Joanna Hilterbran and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Stephanie Priestley, Katy Wacasey, Billy Pratt and Jacquelin Wacasey; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Ryan Priestley; two sisters, JoAnn Simmons and Mary Marcum; brother, Dean Peterson and many nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, February 26, 2004

Prince, Ava Frances
1942-2004
A memorial for Ava Frances Prince, 61, of Decatur will be Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Decatur Church of Christ.
She died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Denton.
She was born Oct. 9, 1942, in Decatur to Leon Francis Grantham and Ava Lee Walker Grantham. She attended Decatur public schools and was a member Church of Christ in Decatur.
She married Kenneth T. Prince on Dec. 12, 2001, in Eugene, Ore. and was a counselor for Serenity Lane of Eugene.
She is survived by her husband; her mother; a daughter, Tami Williamson of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; three sons, Troy Bonner of Denver, Colo., Trey Bonner of Vancouver, Wash. and Todd Bonner of Martinez, Ga.; two sisters, Doris Lewis of Fayetteville, Ark. and Carolyn Oglsby of Lubbock; one brother, Charles Grantham of Waco; and 11 grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 23, 2004

Pritchard, Laura Gail
1947-2004

Funeral for Laura Gail Pritchard, 56, of Cleburne was Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home chapel in Cleburne. The Rev. George Sutton officiated. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pritchard died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, in Cleburne.
Born Sept. 12, 1947, in Cleburne to Thomas William and Mildred Joyce McKeel, she married Bobby Ray Pritchard on Aug. 27, 1971, in White Settlement. Throughout her career, she worked as a clerk for many banks in Johnson County.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Anthony Dale Pritchard and wife, Charlotte, of Cleburne; two daughters, Jessica Erin Malone and husband, Scott, of Cleburne and Keri Pritchard of Decatur; four grandsons, David Whitehead, Bradley Whitehead and Tyler Bales, all of Cleburne, and Austin Pritchard of Garden City, Kan.; a sister, Toni Johnette McDougle of White Settlement and Tommy McKeel of Willow Park.
Pallbearers were Jason Pritchard, Justin Pritchard, Brian Pritchard, Chris Johnson, Jeffrey Butts and Jamie Abbott. Honorary pallbearers were David Whitehead, Bradley Whitehead, Austin Pritchard and Tyler Bales.
Published Thursday, February 26, 2004

Provence, Robert Maxie
1906-2004
Graveside service for Robert Maxie Provence, 98, of Pampa was Sept.14, at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Provence died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in Amarillo.
Born May 3, 1906, in Cottondale, he moved to Pampa from Bridgeport in 1993. He was a longtime cowboy, a commercial fisherman and a restaurant cook. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Dove Pittman; a grandson, Billy Leon Pittman; four brothers and one sister.
He is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Green of Pampa and Bettie Coffer of Fort Worth; a brother, Donald Ray Provence of Bridgeport; a sister, Ella Rea Riggs of Fort Worth; three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Carpenter’s Church, P.O. Box 1832, Pampa, Texas 79066-1832.
Published Thursday, September 16, 2004

Purselley, Mercineice Jean
1915-2004
Funeral for Mercineice Jean Purselley, 88, of Decatur, was Monday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Ryan Morrison and John Featherston Jr. officiated. Burial followed at Nubbin Ridge Cemetery in Granbury.
Purselley died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 24, 1915, in Neri to Charlie and Virgie Price, she married Carl Purselley in Granbury on Aug. 4, 1934. She was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, three sisters and a grandson, Dale Robertson.
She is survived by two daughters, Glenda Holt and Cindy Brooks, both of Decatur; a son, Carl Dwain Purselley and wife, Pat, of Malakoff; two brothers, Harold Dean Price of Arlington and C.B. Price of Massachusetts; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ralph Holt Jr., William Scott Holt, Robby Brooks, Joe Chapman, Ricky Purselley, Daniel Purselley and Dwain Purselley Jr.
Published Thursday, January 22, 2004

Pyeatt, Valdon Henry
1916-2004
Memorial service for Valdon Henry Pyeatt, 88, of Hurst, will be Monday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. The Rev. Bob Ewing will officiate.
Pyeatt died Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Burleson.
Born March 24, 1916, in Chico, he was an electronics technician. He owned and operated the first radio and television repair shop in Bridgeport. He retired from the National Weather Service and was a World War II veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rosetha (Raven) Pyeatt.
He is survived by two sons, Jim Pyeatt and wife, Cynthia, of Duncanville and Don Pyeatt and wife, Diane, of Fort Worth; two granddaugthers, Audrey Bradley of Mansfield and Vickie Martinez of Florida; and six great-granddaughters.
The family requests memorials be made to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Published Thursday, June 24, 2004

Pyle, W.E. ‘Ernie’
1919-2004
Service for W.E. “Ernie” Pyle, 84, of Looneyville was Monday in Cushing. The Rev. Coley Shuttlesworth officiated. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Apple Springs.
Pyle died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, in Center.
He was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Crockett to Edward and Mattie Richardson Pyle. He lived in Looneyville for 13 years and attended Looneyville Community Church. He had lived for many years in Brazoria, where he was a supervisor for the Hunter Flores Corporation, doing Marine Construction and salvage.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Pyle; brother, Joe Ed Pyle; sisters, Edna Coker, Opal Dobis, Minnie Rhodes, Ludie Inge and Lena Williams.
He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Pyle of Looneyville and Glenda Gray and husband, David, of Mesquite; three sons, Gary Lee Pyle and wife, Nelda, of Chico, Raymon Pyle and wife, Jerry, of Palestine and Terry Lynn Pyle and wife, Barbara, of Cedar Creek; two sisters, Ruby Cornelius of Looneyville and Pearl Barcelo of Baytown; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, February 19, 2004

Quisenberry, Jessie Lambert
1913-2004

Service for Jessie Lambert Quisenberry, 90, of Decatur was Friday, Feb. 27, at Coker Funeral Home chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Wilbur Simmons and Doug Vaughan officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Quisenberry died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Decatur.
She was born Nov. 16, 1913, in Dallas County and married Wallace Quisenberry on April 16, 1932, in Bolivar. She was retired from the Wise County tax office.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Gary Michael and Ricky Charles; five brothers, Carter, Frank, John Walter Jr., James Blake and Lloyd Allan Lambert and four sisters, Selma Good, Grace Atkins, Winnie Farley and Bessie Campbell.
She is survived by her daughter, Joann Gann of Decatur and husband, Raymond; sister-in-law Belle Lambert of Denton; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joel Gann, Austin Gann, Jeff Curry, Wade Emerson, Jacky Carter and Charles Burns.
Published Sunday, March 1, 2004