Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2005
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Acrey, Milford ‘Mick’
1920-2005

Service for Milford D. “Mick” Acrey, 85, of Denton and formerly of Decatur will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas with interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Acrey died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, in Denton.
Born Oct. 4, 1920, in Seagoville, he was a lifelong Baptist and taught Sunday school for 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. He was a retired food broker and co-owner of AP Held and Associates.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nellie B. Acrey; a daughter, Colleen Harris and husband Dail; a son, Sean H. Acrey and wife Susan; a brother, Wendall Acrey; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, December 15, 2005

Allen, James D.
1949-2005

Graveside service for James D. Allen, 56, of Springtown was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Azleland Cemetery in Reno. The Rev. Thomas Worsham was to officiate.
Allen died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in Springtown.
Born May 16, 1949, in Dallas, he was a truck driver for Central Freightlines. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Anita Allen; three sons, David Glenn Allen and wife, Tonya, of Cottondale, and James Kevin Allen and wife, Charlene; and Jason Wayne Allen and wife Ashley, all of Springtown; three grandchildren, Kayla Marie, Shelbee Leigh and Kiana Rae Allen, all of Springtown; a brother, Travis Deon Allen of Grand Prairie; and a sister, Shirley Ann Isabell of Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, September 4, 2005

Allensworth, Connie Valeria
1931-2005

Funeral for Connie Valeria Allensworth, 74, of Runaway Bay will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Mike Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26.
Allensworth died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Rowlett.
Born Jan. 2, 1931, in Bridgeport she was a retired purchasing agent for Rockwall International in Dallas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Runaway Bay Bridge Club and Bridgeport Garden Club.
She is survived by two sons, Jackson Allensworth and wife, Judy, of Nacogdoches and Matt L. Allensworth of Paradise; daughter, Kelly Ann Allensworth of Rockwall; and grandchildren, Renee Lynn, Chelsea Lee, Zack and Dylan Allensworth.
Pallbearers will be Jackson Allensworth and Matt Allensworth, Kenneth Hahs, Jerry Steele, Zack Outlaw and Johnny Taylor.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Andersen, Lila Arlene
1923-2005
Graveside service for Lila Arlene Andersen, 81, of Decatur was Monday, March 14, at Trimble Cemetery. The Rev. Tommy Brumett officiated.
Andersen died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born June 7, 1923, in Ravenna, Neb., she married Glenn Andersen on Feb. 14, 1957, in Raton, N.M. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a son, Adrian Sid Cook.
She is survived by four sons, Yunton Conpo “Bob” Cook of Idaho, Jim Cook of Colorado, Glenn Andersen of Germany and Lee Andersen of Colorado; five daughters, Lani Vaughan of Decatur, Cheryl Mooney of Decatur, Penny Torske and Kathy Smith, both of Nebraska, Yvonne Keys and Julie Barron, both of Arkansas; 31 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, March 17, 2005

Anderson, Charley Joseph
1945-2005
Funeral for Charley Joseph Anderson, 60, of Springtown was Friday, Oct. 21, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert M. Baker officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2 in Keeter.
Anderson died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 27, 1945, in Dallas, to William Jenning and Mary Louise (Murray) Anderson, he was a retired steel salesman. He married Marilyn Purdy on Dec. 4, 1970, in Fort Worth. He was an avid fisherman and served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Anderson, of Springtown; a son, Keith Climer of Decatur; four daughters, Linda Husband and Rhonda Banks and husband, Rob, all of Springtown, Katherine Anderson of Fort Worth and Sharolyn Nelson and husband, Jerry of Pima, Ariz.; a brother, W.J. Anderson and wife, Sherry, of Fort Worth; two sisters, Regina Holder and husband, Jeff, of Boyd and Mary Jackson and husband, Lewis, of Marble Falls; nine grandchildren, Hayli, Havyn, Lyndsi, Laureyn, Logan, Brandon, Jason, Brad and Aaron and numerous nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers were Donald Moore, Rodney Covington, Joe Moore, Quinn Wilson, Chris Erwin and Gary Nichols.
Published Sunday, October 23, 2005

Anderson, Walter S.
1923-2005

Funeral for Walter S. Andersen, 81, of Aurora was Jan. 28 at Hartquist Funeral Home in Lake Benton, Minn.
Andersen died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 11, 1923, in Lake Benton, he was a retired maintenance employee of Saginaw Independent School District. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, a Methodist and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a former member of the Lake Benton Fire Department, the American Legion and the Legion Drill Squad.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Andersen.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gladys Andersen; three sons, Jerry Andersen and wife, Arrie, of Florida, Richard Andersen and wife, Linda, of Watauga and Arnie Andersen and wife, Suranee, of Burleson; two daughters, Diana Nielsen and huband, Randy, of Tyler and Darla Brown and husband, Randy, of Fort Worth; a brother, Arthur Andersen and wife, Pat; five sisters Marie Otkin, Annie Ball, Hannah Utley, Martha Vonkey and Evelyn Carrillo; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Andress, Kimberly Ellen
1968-2005
Funeral for Kimberly Ellen Andress, 37, of Lipan will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Aurora Baptist Church. Doyle Slimp will officiate and will be assisted by Steve McCaslind. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Andress died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in Lipan.
Born Feb. 1, 1968, in Bridgeport, she was a student.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Andress.
She is survived by her parents, Milton and Avis Elaine Andress of Lipan; a son, Sean Lewis Andress of Lipan; a daughter, Amanda Rene Andress of Lipan; and two sisters, Cindy Smith and husband, Bud, of Boyd and Angie Brown and husband, Derek, of Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, February 27, 2005

Apodaca, Kimberly Elaine
1973-2005

Funeral for Kimberly Elaine Apodaca, 32, of Copperas Cove, was Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. David Isbell officiated. Burial followed at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Apodaca died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 26, 1973, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy R. Mayo.
She is survived by her husband, Steven Marvin, of Copperas Cove; a son, Matthew Apodaca of Fort Worth; two daughters, Marrissa Apodaca and Erica Marvin, both of Copperas Cove; her parents, Robert and Geraldine Shadburn, of Forestburg; two brothers, Gary Mayo of Bridgeport and Robert Shadburn of Forestburg; one sister, Nicole Mast of Decatur; and grandparents L.A. and Peggy Davidson Jr., of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were Lee Mason, David Jensen, Roy G. Mayo, Joe Merrett, Calen Minor and Andy Davidson.
Published Thursday, September 22, 2005

Armstrong, William F.
1922-2005
A memorial service for William F. Armstrong, 81, of Alvord was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at his home. Kenny Cates was to officiate.
Armstrong died April 27, 2004, in Alvord.
Born July 18, 1922, in Paducah, he was married to his wife, Linda, 14 years. He was a farmer and a Lutheran, and he enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Armstrong; a son, Billy Joe Armstrong and wife, Mary; a step-son, John Rogers; grandsons, Billy and Cody Armstrong; a granddaughter, Patricia Armstrong; step-grandsons, Cory and Bon Rogers; and a great-grandchild, Hunter Armstrong.
Published Thursday, April 14, 2005

Arnette, Helen Hogan
1906-2005
Funeral for Helen Hogan Arnette, 96, of Decatur was June 30 in Decatur. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Arnette died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 15, 1909, in Pottsboro, she grew up in Whitesboro and attended what is now Texas Woman’s University. She married Worth Arnette in December 1932. She moved to Decatur where she taught English and Spanish at DHS and later taught the fifth grade. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Texas State Teachers Association and the Decatur Woman’s Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by two children, Linda Kay Hurley and husband, Joel, of Dallas, and Shelley Arnette and wife, Candace, of Decatur; six grandchildren, Jefferson Hurley and wife, Carrie, Patrick Hurley, Laura Hurley Tyler and husband, Keith, Eric Arnette and wife, Kristie, Adam Arnette and wife, Claudia, Chad Arnette and wife, Caroline; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 3, 2005

Arrington, Beatrice
1921-2005

Funeral for Beatrice Arrington, 84, of Boyd was Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God. Graveside service followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Arrington died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.
Born Sept. 20, 1921, in Paoli, Okla., to Lon and Ardella Roberson, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Arrington; two sons, Jimmy Drew Arrington and S. Dee Arrington and five brothers.
She is survived by a grandson, Greg Arrington and wife, Christine; three great-granddaughters, Cerissa, Megan and Allison Arrington; three sisters, Lavelle Mann and husband, Bill, Bobbie Ashton and husband, Tom, and Marcine Rebstock; sisters-in-law, Linda and Frankie Roberson; brothers-in-law, Ford Arrington and wife, Pauline and Fred Arrington and wife, Victoria; a daughter-in-law, Linda Arrington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published Thursday, October 6, 2005

Arrington, Thomas Lee
1942-2005

Service for Thomas Lee Arrington, 63, of Rhome was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Rhome Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Michael Stephenson was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Arrington died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, in Austin.
Born March 5, 1942, to Ross and Minnie (Young) Arrington in Wise County, he was a welder and a member of the Rhome Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Arrington and a daughter, Terri Arrington.
He is survived by a daughter, Tracy Arrington of Rhome; two brothers, Jimmy Arrington and wife, Mari, of Bromide, Okla., and Alton Young and wife, Gale, of Boyd; a sister, Billie Romine and husband, Oscar, of Rhome; four granddaughters, Britney, Tara, Shelbi and Ronnie; and an ex-wife, Nancy Wilbur of Rhome.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Young, Alton Young, Roger Lewis, Mark Romine, Michael Romine and Wesley Romine.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ashmore, John T.
1953-2004

Memorial for John T. Ashmore, 51, of Azle was to be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Christian Hawkins Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, in Hood County near Granbury.
Born Sept. 2, 1953, in Fort Worth, he was a retired air conditioning contractor and served in the Army.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James S. Ashmore.
He is survived by his mother, Judy Ashmore of Azle; a sister, Candy Gant of North Dakota; and niece Jennifer Collins and nephews Brandon and Jason Collins, all of Watauga.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Austin, Barbara Yvonne
1939-2005

Barbara Yvonne Austin, 65, of Pleasanton and formerly of Bridgeport, was March 8 at White’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.
Austin died Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Pleasanton.
Born March 9, 1939, to Frank and Martha Thompson McMahan in Savannah, Tenn., she was a retired convenience store manager.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond McMahan, Bill McMahan, and Wallace McMahan; and a sister, Lois McMahan.
She is survived by a son, Ronnie Austin; a daughter, Rene McMillin; four grandchildren, Barbara Austin, Kari Norman, J.T. Austin and Joseph McMillin; a brother, Bob McMahan; and sisters, Marie Underwood, Ruby Bailey, Wanda Strickland, Ruth Gerkovich, Jenece McKay and Bea Kinman.
Published Thursday, March 10, 2005

Baker, Sammy E.
1934-2005
Service for Sammy E. Baker, 70, of Paradise was to be Wednesday, April 27, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. Burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Baker died Monday, April 25, 2005, in Paradise.
Born August 22, 1934, in Electra to Clyde and Hilda Baker, he was a retired mechanic for Allied Aviation Fueling at DFW Airport. A member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise, he married Jean Stephens on August 14, 1959, in Euless.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Edwin Baker, and 10 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife; a brother, Larry Baker of San Antonio; a sister, Jackie Baldwin of Vernon; daughters Tammy Sanford and husband, Pat, of Paradise and Teresa Miller and husband, Doug, of Saginaw; grandchildren Jacqueline Sanford, Joshua Sanford, Meagan Miller and Miranda Miller; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Steve Owens, Sonny Stephens, Merle Stephens, Matthew Stephens, Jerry David Baldwin, Ricky Baldwin, Dennis Baker, Nicki Baker, Bruce Baker, Mike Baker, Larry Baker and Bobby Baker.
Published Thursday, April 28, 2005

Baker, Shirley Ruth
1943-2005

Service for Shirley Ruth Baker, 62, of Chico was to be Saturday, Oct. 29, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Elaine Bussey was to officiate. Burial followed in Chico Cemetery.
Baker died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, in San Antonio.
Born Jan. 28, 1943, in Decatur to Gerald and Juanita Hess Gibbens, she was a member of Memorial Methodist Church where she had served as church secretary and was very active in the church choir.
She was preceded in death by her father; her brother, Larry Gibbens; and a grandson, Michael Baker.
She is survived by her mother, Juanita Gibbens of Chico; four daughters, Carol Vogeler and husband Wayne of Topeka, Kan., Cheryl Martini and husband Stephen of Allen, Beverly Williams and husband James of Chico and Jennifer Baker of Chico; a brother, David Gibbens; a sister, Barbara Stones; 12 grandchildren, Collin, Vincent, Jade, Jamey, Sabian, Jeremy, Kaylea, Alyxix, Eli, Heather, Justin and Beth; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were James Williams, Justin Vogeler, Steve Martini, Stan Baker, Bob Gibbens and Wayne Vogeler.
Published Sunday, October 30, 2005

Balentine, Ethel
1914-2005

Funeral for Ethel Balentine, 90, of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, at Believers International Fellowship Church in Decatur. Gene Smith will officiate. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Coker Funeral Home.
Balentine died Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Decatur.
Born June 26, 1914, in Cooper she married Clyde T. Balentine June 19, 1933, in Hugo, Okla. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a son, Herbert Balentine of New Albany, Ind.; three daughters, Sherry Bramlett of Decatur, Myrna Johnson of Abilene and Ethelene Dunham of Kyle; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 13, 2005

Bales, David Wayne
1945-2005
Graveside service for David Wayne Bales, 60, of Haslet will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, at McAlister Cemetery in Overbook, Okla. The Rev. Henry Marris will officiate.
Bales died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 11, 1945, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Earl Raymond and Elsie M. Commander, he was a photo lab technician.
He was preceeded in death by his father and a niece, Shawna Bales.
He is survived by his son, David Wayne Bales Jr. of Haslet; his mother; five sisters; five brothers; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, July 3, 2005

Barclay, Maggie Jerlene
1916-2005

Funeral for Maggie Jerlene Barclay, 88, of Alvord was Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Coker Funeral Home. Dan Sparkman and Charles Taylor officiated. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.
Barclay died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, in Alvord.
Born Nov. 12, 1916, in Decatur, she was a homemaker and a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis L. Barclay, and a daughter, Molly Barclay.
She is survived by two sons, James Barclay and wife, Lisa, and Robert Proctor, all of Alvord; a daughter, Tracy Parker and husband, Ronnie, of Alvord; six granchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, November 3, 2005

Barclay, Molly Annette
1953-2005

Funeral for Molly Annette Barclay, 51, of Alvord was tSaturday, Jan. 8, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Dan Sparkman officiated. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery.
Barclay died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 5, 1953, in Decatur, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Proctor of Alvord; her mother, Jerry Barclay of Alvord; a son, Lestat Majic Proctor of Alvord; a brother, James Barclay and wife, Lisa, of Alvord; a sister, Tracy Parker and husband, Ronnie, of Alvord; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers were Ricky Davis, Michael Barclay, Thomas Berry, Larry Barclay, John French, Dale Kuykendal, Ricky Fowler and Larry Burdine.
Published Thursday, January 13, 2005

Barksdale, Ava D.
1931-2005

Funeral for Ava D. Barksdale, 74, of Runaway Bay will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Dr. David Burrows will officiate. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Barksdale died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 23, 1931, in San Francisco, Calif., she was a homemaker. She married Jerry C. Barksdale on June 13, 1953, in Sunnyvale, Calif. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 10, 2005.
She is survived by a son, Andrew Barksdale of Bridgeport; two daughters, Lynn Forsythe of Grand Prairie and Jana Barksdale of Shady Shores and a sister, Jeanne Hitchcock of Hollister, Calif.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Barksdale, Jerry C.
1931-2005

Funeral for Jerry C. Barksdale, 73, of Runaway Bay will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Craig Erb will officiate. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Barksdale died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, in Runaway Bay.
Born Nov. 26, 1931, in Fort Worth to Carl and Alline (Bean) Barksdale, he was a retired aeronautical engineer for LTV. He was a Baptist and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Ava Lewis June 13, 1953, in Sunnyvale, Calif.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Andrew Barksdale of Bridgeport, and two daughters, Lynn Forsythe of Grand Prairie and Juna Barksdale of Lake Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Mark Bean, Charles Bean, Jim Cunningham, Bobby Bean, David Bean, Trey McCreary, Robbie Bible and Mike Lousha.
Published Thursday, January 20, 2005

Barton, Geneva
1947-2005

Graveside service for Geneva Barton, 57, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan, 12, 2005, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Rev. Joey Vick was to officiate.
Born March 31, 1947 in Naples, Barton died Jan. 10, 2005, in Bridgeport.
She is survived by her guardian, LaRae Austin of Bridgeport, and a brother, Eugene Golden of Waco.
Published Thursday, January 13, 2005

Bass, Clarence ‘Sam’
1928-2005

Funeral for Clarence “Sam” Bass, 77, of Paradise will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. B.J. Rutledge and Rick Cooper will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodson Cemetery in Woodson.
Bass died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 16, 1928, in Throckmorton to Frank and Daisey Wolfe Bass, he was a retired quality assurance engineer for Allied Signal Corp. He married Fran Barton June 1, 1949, in Breckenridge. He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church, NRA and the Shootist Club.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hollis Bass and Monroe Henderson; and two sisters, Claudine Wells and Loraine Proctor.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Janice Andreyka and husband, Joe, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., Jacque Cooper and husband, Rick, of Paradise, and Julie Scott and husband, Bob, of Bend, Ore.; eight grandchildren, Joey, Tim, David, Noah, Sam, Hannah, Tayler and Kara; seven great-grandchildren, Hayden, Isabella, Johnny, Reagan, Bailey, Jordan and Prescott; and a sister, Cleo Culbey and husband, Dan, of Arkansas.
Published Thursday, September 22, 2005

Batis, Joe Edward
1913-2005

Funeral for Joe Edward Batis, 92, of Decatur was Dec. 22 in Sanger. Charles Burchett officiated. Burial followed at Sanger Cemetery.
Batis died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 7, 1913, in Sanger, he retired from Sam Houston State University in 1985 as the superintendent of utilities and lighting. He graduated from Sanger High School where he participated in football and other sports. He attended Hardin Simmons University on a football scholarship. He owned and operated the Joe Batis Line Construction Company and co-owned C&B Concrete Company, both in Abilene, before working at SHSU.
He was preceded in death by an infant sibling; and a sister, Julia Manning.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi; two sisters, Mary Jane Bennett of Fort Worth and Rebecca Butler of Perryton; five children, Ramona Williams of Arlington, Catherine Ekberg of Abilene, Beverly Burchett of Kirbyville, Mike Batis of Tyler and Kim Phillips of Denton; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Hunter Burchett, Kevin Knight, Jack Dean Phillips, Jesse Watkins, Tommy Bennett and Tommy Butler.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Baucum, Daniel Ray
1991-2005

Funeral for Daniel Ray Baucum, 14, of Clyde will be Thursday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Clyde. The Rev. Charles Sinks will officiate. Burial will follow in the Round Mound Cemetery in Jones County.
Baucum and his brother, Jesse Dwayne, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in Clyde.
Born March 19, 1991, in Abilene to Otis Dean and Deserrie (Harris) Baucum, he was a former resident of Rhome. He was in the eighth grade at Clyde Junior High. He loved sports and looked forward to playing in the junior high school band. His love for animals led to his desire to become involved in the legal aspect of the care of animals.
He is survived by his parents of Clyde; three sisters, Autumn Michelle Harris and Kaila Marie Baucum, both of Clyde and Ashley Nicole Billings of Cameron, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Linda McGough of Clyde; maternal grandfather, Dennis Harris of Azle; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Published Thursday, August 25, 2005

Baucum, Jesse Dwayne
1989-2005

Funeral for Jesse Dwayne Baucum, 16, of Clyde will be Thursday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Clyde. The Rev. Charles Sinks will officiate. Burial will follow in the Round Mound Cemetery in Jones County.
Baucum and his brother, Daniel Ray, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 in Clyde.
Born March 22, 1989, in Weatherford to Otis Dean and Deserrie (Harris) Baucum, he moved to Clyde from Rhome in July 2005. He was a junior at Clyde High School and loved sports, especially track and football. He planned to attend college in California to become a lawyer.
He is survived by his parents, Otis and Deserrie Baucum of Clyde; three sisters, Autumn Michelle Harris and Kaila Marie Baucum, both of Clyde and Ashley Nicole Billings of Cameron, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Linda McGough of Clyde; maternal grandfather, Dennis Harris of Azle; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Published Thursday, August 25, 2005

Beaird, Millard Calvin
1919-2004

Graveside service for Millard Calvin Beaird, 85, of Denton was Jan. 3 at Trinity Cemetery in Denton County.
Beaird died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in Denton.
Born Oct. 25, 1919, to Marcus Arnold and Lydia Jane (Stroud) Beaird, he retired from the city of Denton. He married Lettie Williford Sept. 5, 1944, in Marietta, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1989; a son, Calvin Beaird in 2000; two sisters, Margaret Sweatman and Almeta Chandler; and two brothers, Olen and Ray Beaird.
He is survived by a daughter, Margaret Pena of Valley View; a son, Roger Beaird of Era; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Vista Care Hospice, 626 Dallas Dr., Denton, Texas 76205.
Published Thursday, January 6, 2005

Beard, Gary Devon
1949-2005
A memorial service for Gary Devon Beard, 55, of Paradise will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Paradise Church of Christ. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, at College Hill Church of Christ in North Richland Hills. Burial will follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation was to be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth.
Beard died Monday, May 2, 2005, in Paradise.
Born Oct. 24, 1949, to Fred and Lilla Mae Grant Beard in Tom Bean, he was a church minister for almost 30 years. He spent the last 20 years at the Paradise Church of Christ. He coached baseball, softball and football for 35 years at multiple levels.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Ken Beard and Fred D. Beard.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Teresia; a son, Cary and wife, Erica; three daughters, Tiffany Beard, Chiara Davidson and husband, Travis, and Landrea Beard; three grandchildren, Kaylee Beard, Catch Davidson and Colt Davidson; his mother; two sisters, Gayle Driskill and husband, Larry, and Martha Chadwick and husband, Leon; two brothers, John Beard and wife, Sandy, and Ron Beard; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Published Thursday, May 5, 2005

Beard, Rosie
1917-2005

Funeral for Rosie Beard, 88, of Chico will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Jack McAsey will officiate. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery.
Beard died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 19, 1917, in Coleman, she was a homemaker and a member of the Carpenter Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S.L. Beard; a son, George Beard; a granddaughter, Azia D. Grisham; a great-granddaughter, Shannon Hofacet; three sisters, Ruby Flynn, Rena Beard and Radie Nicholas; and four brothers, Raymond Cullins, R.B. Cullins, Roland Cullins and Reacie Cullins.
She is survived by three sons, Jerry Beard and wife, Joyce, and Levert Beard and wife, Suzie, all of Bridgeport, and Ronny Beard and wife, Pie, of Sanger; a daughter, Treva Grisham and husband, Bill, of Chico; a sister, Reba White of Skidmore; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Richard Vidal, Randy Nicholas, Ricky Nicholas, Brady Beard, Jody Roberts, John Spreke and Coit Harris.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Beauchamp, Juanita K.
1919-2005

Funeral for Juanita K. Beauchamp, 86, of Boyd was Nov. 21 in Boyd. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery. Richard Hopkins, Jon Bradford and the Rev. Mel Hutzler officiated.
Beauchamp died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 9, 1919, in Newark she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschell Beauchamp and a brother, Robert William Bradford.
She is survived by a son, Robert H. Beauchamp and wife, Nola, of Terlingua; two daughters, Loveta C. Smith and husband, Ronnie, of Boyd, and Lacreta Carr and husband, Rob, of China Spring; five grandchildren, Robert, Lori, Houston, John and Andrew; five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Ty, Cole, Shae and Chad.
Pallbearers were Robert Earl Beauchamp, Ty Jordan Beauchamp, Cole Emery Beauchamp, Chad Traynor Pinson, Houston Oates, John Carr and Andrew Carr.
Published Thursday, November 24, 2005

Beavers, Tommy
1957-2005

Memorial service for Tommy G. Beavers, 48, of Bridgeport will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport. The Revs. Gonzalo Morales and Gilbert Pansza will officiate. Rosary was to be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Beavers died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in Chico.
Born March 18, 1957, in Wichita Falls, he was a truck driver for National Freight (self-employed).
He is survived by his wife, Helena Beavers of Bridgeport; two sons, Johnny Beavers of Houston and Chris Beavers of Bridgeport; a daughter, Angieszka Beavers of Lewisville; his parents, E.C. and Audrey Beavers of Bridgeport; two brothers, Harold Beavers of California and Benny Beavers of Bridgeport; and a sister, Jeanne Hitchcock of Denver, Colo.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Bell, Raymond C.
1929-2005
Funeral for Raymond C. Bell, 75, of Denton was to be Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the drawing room of the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. Terry Collins was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
Bell died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, in Denton.
Born Dec. 15, 1929, to R.E. and Josie Fox Bell in Montague, he married Evelyn Annette Bowling on Feb. 12, 1949, in Bowie. He was a longtime resident of Bowie and a member of the Denton Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Danny Bell and wife, Debra, of Denton, and Gary Bell of Runaway Bay; a daughter, Cathy Atchison and husband, Norman, of Denton; five grandchildren, Michael Bell, Krystal Foster, Jeremey Richardson, Jennifer Richardson and Austin Bell; and two great-grandchildren, Dakota Bell and Nolan Richardson.
Pallbearers were to be Bill Fulton, Gary Hachtel, Buck Lock, Jerry Clement, Jerry Richardson and Wayne Davis.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Benthall, Lester Roy, Jr.
1941-2005

Graveside service for Lester Roy Benthall Jr., 63, of Aurora was Monday, March 21, at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Withers officiated.
Benthall died Friday, March 18, 2005, in Aurora.
Born Oct. 22, 1941, in Fort Worth, to Lester and Hallie Benthall, he was a retired machinist at Lockheed. He was a member of the Aurora Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Anglers Club.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea; a son, Robert Benthall and wife, Cindy, of Stonewall, La.; a daughter, Denisea Wood and husband, Scotty, of Hernando, Miss.; six grandchildren, James, Tara, Dustin, Natalie, Brad and Beth and extended family, Chuck and Carla Nix and their three sons, Randy, Ricky and Robert and Lisa and J.R. Mitchell.
Published Thursday, March 31, 2005

Benton, Patrick ‘Pat’ Kenneth
1960-2005
Funeral for Patrick “Pat” Kenneth Benton, 45, of North Richland Hills was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at North Richland Hills Baptist Church. Burial was to follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Benton died Sunday, May 8, 2005, in North Richland Hills.
Born April 6, 1960, in Santa Maria, Calif., he and his family moved to Fort Worth in 1968. He attended schools in the Birdville ISD, where he graduated from Haltom City High School in 1978. His career began out of high school and involved various types of construction, including home building. He had been an operations manager for Horizon Construction Co. for 18 years. He was a member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church. He married Hollie Ann Read in 1983.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Jennifer; a son, Taylor; his parents, Ben and Shirl Benton of North Richland Hills; two brothers, Michael Benton and wife, Shari, and Tom Benton.
The family requests memorials be made to the Pat K. Benton Scholarship Fund for the children at any Wells Fargo Bank.
Published Thursday, May 12, 2005

Bergman, Cliff Anthony
1916-2005
Funeral for Cliff Anthony Bergman, 89, of Campbell, Calif., will be Monday, March 7, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Jim Ned Cemetery.
Bergman died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Campbell.
Born Feb. 9, 1916, in rural Missouri, he served his country as a welder in the Seabees unit of the Navy during World War II. After the war, he returned to Missouri to be a plumber.
He relocated to California in the 1950s where he worked in construction and later as a maintenance specialist for the Campbell Union School District. He enjoyed athletics and mechanical arts.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Frances; his second wife Ann (Moody) Nichols Bergman; and a sister, Nellie.
He is survived by a step-daughter, Roma Jones; step-son Larry Nichols; four grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Ryan and Megan; four sisters Lola, Desi, Lorreta and Rovene; and two brothers, Lawrence and Delbert.
Published Sunday, March 6, 2005

Bise, Gerald ‘Jerry’
1930-2005
Funeral for Gerald “Jerry” Bise, 75, of Cedar Hill will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Graveside service will follow at noon at DFW National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Bise died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in Dallas.
Born Sept. 30, 1930, in Pennington, Ark., he was a member of Eagle Drive Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie Bise; a daughter, Deborah Bise Schellhase and husband, Richard of Cedar Hill; two sons, Lloyd E. Bise and wife, Sue Ann of Quitman and Jeremy D. Bise of Boyd; five grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; a brother, Lindel Bise of Festus, Mo.; and four sisters, Elaine, Christine, Glenna and Peggy Sue, all of Arkansas.
The family requests memorials be made to the Army-Air Force family relief fund.
Published Sunday, December 11, 2005

Bolling, Ebba Marie
1907-2005
Mass of Christian burial for Ebba Marie Bolling, 97, of Bridgeport was Jan. 17 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Houston. Burial followed at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
Bolling died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 25, 1907, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to William E. and Ebba (Lindstrand) Connelly, she was a retired executive secretary for the Houston Municipal Courts. She married Laval H. Bolling Aug. 5, 1937, in Houston and was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a son, Laval Bolling and wife, Jenneth, of Houston; three daughters, JoAnn Mann and husband, Jack, of Bridgeport, Mary Bardwell and husband, Don, of Houston and Roberta Lankford of Liberty; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Published Thursday, January 20, 2005

Boothe, Delores ‘Dee’
1946-2005
Graveside service for Delores (Dee) Boothe, 59, of Hurst will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Skyvue Cemetery.
Boothe died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in North Richland Hills.
She was born May 12, 1946, in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her father, J.W. Johnson; a step-father, Gene Van Meter and her husband, Glen Boothe.
She is survived by her mother, Ruth Van Meter of Decatur; a daughter, Ann Moreland of Marshall; a son, Jamey Davis of Hurst; a brother, Sam and wife, Pat Van Meter of Crowder, Okla.; two sisters, Debbi Morris of Decatur and Becky and husband, Don Doyle of Bridgeport; two grandchildren, Brandon and Dominique of Marshall; and one niece and five nephews.
Published Sunday, December 18, 2005

Boothe, Delores ‘Dee’
1946-2005
Graveside service for Delores “Dee” Boothe, 59, of Decatur was Dec. 22 at Boyd Cemetery. Gerre Joiner officiated.
Boothe died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in North Richland Hills.
Born May 12, 1946, in Decatur, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Boothe; her father, John W. Johnson; and her stepfather, Gene VanMeter.
She is survived by her mother, Ruth VanMeter of Decatur; a son, Jamey Davis of Hurst; a daughter, Ann Moreland of Marshall; a brother, Sam VanMeter and wife, Pat, of Crowder, Okla.; and two sisters, Debbi Morris of Decatur and Beck Doyle and husband, Don, of Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, December 25, 2005

Boring, Dottie
1931-2005
Graveside service for Dottie Boring, 74, of Amarillo and formerly of Wise County, was Friday, July 15, at Memory Gardens in Amarillo. The Rev. Jerry Coffman of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiated.
Boring died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in Amarillo.
She was born March 18, 1931.
She is survived by three sons, Marshall Fox of Decatur, Gene Fox and Earl Ross Fox; one sister, Frankie Tolbert; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell, Amarillo, Texas, 79109 or to the American Diabetes Association.
Published Sunday, July 17, 2005

Boswell, H.D.
1924-2005
Service for H.D. Boswell, 81, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel in Stephenville. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Bluff Dale.
Boswell died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Grand Prairie, he served in U.S. Navy in World War II and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a retired land developer.
He married Frances Davis on Sept. 22, 1950, in San Angelo.
He is survived by his wife; six children, David and wife, Patti, Boswell of Maypearl, Phil Boswell of Southlake, Mary Margaret Boswell of Decatur, J.C. Boswell of Decatur, F.E. Boswell and husband, Daniel Aliod, of Boulder, Colo., and Paul Boswell of Barcelona, Spain; a brother, Dr. George Boswell of Dallas; and 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Bouldin, Chloe Merline
1939-2005
Funeral for Chloe Merline Bouldin, 65, of Rhome was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Kenny Cates was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Bouldin died Monday, July 4, 2005, in Rhome.
Born Aug. 22, 1939, to George and Chloe McNeel in Wichita Falls, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Bouldin; and two sisters, Claudine and Edith.
She is survived by a son, Harvey Lee Bouldin and wife, Mildred, of Rhome; a daughter, Sissy “Yates” Foster and husband, Kenny, of Slidell; two sisters, Mauldine Odom of Wichita Falls and Georgie Radford of Newark; four grandchildren, Misty Bouldin, Kristy (Bouldin) Hammons and husband, Ronnie, Kevin Bouldin and Shanda Woodruff; and one great-grandchild, Clayton Hammons.
Published Thursday, July 7, 2005

Bowlin, James Preston
1920-2005

Funeral for James Preston Bowlin, 85, of Runaway Bay was Aug. 8 in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated. Burial followed at the West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Bowlin died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 17, 1920, in Bridgeport to Samuel and Kathryn Montford Bowlin, he was a salesman for American Airlines.
He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1939, worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps and enlisted in the Army before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was a master sergeant when he was discharged in 1945.
Bowlin attended Fairleigh Dickenson University in Teaneck, N.J., where he was an honorary member of the Elks Club. He married Bernadette Freudenberger in New York on Feb. 1, 1947. They retired to Runaway Bay in 1980.
He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport, the second elected mayor and city councilman of Runaway Bay, past president of the Runaway Bay Chamber of Commerce, past exalted ruler and honorary life member of the B.P.O. Elks in Bergenfield, N.J., and a member of the Runaway Bay volunteer fire department.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Bowlin, William Bowlin and Samuel Bowlin; and two sisters, Barbara Reed and Virginia Bowlin.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, James Phillip Bowlin and wife, Marcia, of Edmond, Okla., and John William Bowlin of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Bowlin Klecka of Irving; four grandchildren, Matthew Bowlin, Amanda Hadley, Russell Bowlin and Katie Klecka; a sister, Mary Kathryn Hipp of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jim Bowlin, John Bowlin, Sam Gafford, Bill Paschall, Dick Meek and Richard Meek.
A final tribute with military honors was presented by the Wise County Veterans Group honor guard.
Published Thursday, August 11, 2005

Boyd, Charles Ray
1923-2005
Graveside service for Charles Ray Boyd, 81, of Decatur was Feb. 11, at DFW National Cemetery. Kenny Cates officiated.
Boyd died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, in Denton.
Born Oct. 8, 1923, in Boyd, he retired as a branch manger for Commercial Credit.
He is survived by his wife, Cille Boyd; a son, Randy Boyd of Arlington; two daughters, Leanne Coffey of Krum and Judi Young of Dallas; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-granchildren.
Pallbearers were members of the North Texas Honor Guard.
Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Boydston, Raymond F.
1926-2005
Service for Raymond F. Boydston, 78, of Decatur was Thursday, Feb. 24, at Cornerstone Baptist Church. The Rev. Raymond Johns officiated and was assisted by Don Spain, Clyde Spain and Chet Atkins. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Boydston died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Denton.
Born Sept. 16, 1926, Boydston was a retired builder. He married Emodine on Sept. 18, 1975, in Dallas.
He is survived by his wife, Emodine Boydston of Decatur; two sons, Wayne Boydston of Fort Worth and Gaylon Atkins and wife, Jo Evelyn Atkins, of New Braunfels; two daughters, Janice McCandless and Beverly Gutierrez of Decatur; a brother, R.R. Boydston of Alvord; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Scott Genthner, Frank Gutierrez, Chet Atkins, Carl Atkins, Kip Boydston, Burt Atkins, Mark Vann and Cameron McCandless.
Published Sunday, February 27, 2005

Bradbury, Luke Lindley, Jr.
1968-2005

Memorial service for Luke Lindley Bradbury Jr., 37, of Decatur will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the VFW in Lake Dallas.
Bradbury died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, in Denton in a motorcycle accident.
Born Feb. 6, 1968, in New Bedford, Mass., he was a truck driver for Edmonson Sand and Gravel. He was a member of Sons of American Legion, A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Club, Legion Riders and N.T. American Darter Association.
He is survived by his fiance, Kathy Hodges of Decatur; his parents, Luke and Deborah Bradbury of Florida and Sally Bradbury of Wade, N.C.; four sons, Zach Bradbury of Maine, Jake Bradbury of Hope Mills, N.C., and Stephen Snell and Aubrey Hatfield, both of Lake Dallas; a step-son, Duane Peace of Decatur; a step-daughter, Amber Hodges of Decatur; a brother, Steven Bradbury and wife, Veronica, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a grandmother, Gaynell Ordway; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published Thursday, September 22, 2005

Bradshaw, Nora Martha
1932-2005
Memorial service for Nora Martha Bradshaw, 73, of Fort Worth will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Skyvue, 7220 Farm Road 1187 in Mansfield. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m.
She died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in Fort Worth after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bradshaw, and two sons, Willie Jeffreys Jr. and Baby Webb Bradshaw.
She is survived by five children, Larry Jeffreys and wife Sandi of Bakersfield, Calif., Shane Bradshaw of Fort Worth, Judy Teague and husband James of Rendon, Marilyn Whitaker and husband Tommy of Decatur and Janna Beau and husband Rick of Fort Worth; three sisters, Ruth Higgins, Gloria Cargol and Veta Elrod; and 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Published Thursday, December 15, 2005

Bramlett, Johnny
1949-2005
Graveside services for Johnny Bramlett, 55, of Fort Worth was to be Saturday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Craig Erb officiated.
Bramlett died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 13, 1949, in Bridgeport to John and Jo (Nabors) Bramlett, he was an artist.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Wesley Bramlett.
He is survived by his mother, Jo Clark and husband, Wayne, of Azle; two sisters, Diane Wilbur and husband, Skip, of Poolville and Sandy Greer and husband, T.D., of Santo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published Sunday, January 30, 2005

Brandt, Leo E.
1947-2005

Funeral for Leo E. Brandt, 58, of Paradise will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Hawkins Funeral Home. The Rev. Craig Erb will officiate. Burial will follow at DFW National Cemetery.
Brandt died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, in Dallas.
Born Jan. 19, 1947, in Waukon, Iowa, he was a retired maintenance employee of Cargill Flour Milling in Saginaw. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Brandt of Paradise; four sons, Dennis Brandt and wife, Penny, of Germany, Jonathan VanderLyke of Paradise, Michael Brandt and wife, Melissa, of Maine and Matthew VanderLyke and wife, Katie, of Florida; two daughters, Denise McGrath and husband, Justin, and Michelle Hartz and husband, Matt, all of Massachusetts; his mother, Mary Brandt of Waukon; a sister, Dorothy Powell and husband, Rick, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Sorum, Rick Powell, Steve Paulsen, Greg Werry, Charles Pike, Lewis Turner and Michael Turner.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Bratton, J.W. ‘Jay’
1922-2005
Funeral for J.W. “Jay” Bratton, 83, of Justin will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 9, at First Methodist Church in Lewisville. A graveside service will follow at Laureland Cemetery in Dallas at 2 p.m. The Revs. Russell Floyd and Paul Sackett will officiate.
Bratton died Thursday, May 5, 2005, in Lewisville.
Born April 7, 1922, in Fate, to Vernie and Bertha Bost Bratton, he married Geneva Fuqua Oct. 17, 1948, and served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Teddy Ray Bratton, in 1951, and a brother, Wendell Bratton, in 1996.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jerry Bratton and wife, Quay, of Coppell and David Bratton and wife, Sue, of Grapevine; two sisters, Carey Nell Peoples and Edna Marie Averre of Sachse; two brothers, Orville Bratton of Abilene and Roy Manson Bratton of Garland, and three grandchildren, Lauren, Andy and Kiley Bratton.
Published Sunday, May 8, 2005

Bridges, Stanley B.
1913-2005
Graveside service for Stanley B. Bridges, 92, of Paradise will be Monday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Richardson will officiate.
Bridges died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Paradise.
Born Jan. 7, 1913, in Paradise to Ross and Myrtle (Pavillard) Bridges, he was a retired rancher and oilfield lease operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He was a Methodist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Lee, in 2003; a brother, Albert Bridges; and a sister, Gladys Albritten.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Lewis and husband, Bill, of Paradise; two grandchildren, Billie Peschka and husband, Pat, of Key West, Fla., and Trent Lewis and wife, Mi, of Boyd; and three great-grandchildren, Hanul and Zeb Lewis and Connor Peschka and sister, Leora Spain.
Pallbearers and military graveside honors were provided by The North Texas Honor Guard.
Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, January 30, 2005

Briscoe, Lou
1913-2005
Funeral for Lou Briscoe, 91, of Bridgeport was May 27 in Bridgeport. Burial followed at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Skidmore officiated.
Briscoe died Monday, May 23, 2005, in Decatur.
Born July 2, 1913, in Beaver County, Okla., she was a housewife and a member of Faith Temple.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jess W. “Red” Briscoe; a daughter, Cathy Briscoe of Fort Worth; a brother, Albert Neufeld of Reedy, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Begeman, Orie Harris, Lonnie Benham, Bill Brimmer and Mike Baker.
Published Sunday, May 29, 2005

Brookshire, Ann
1934-2005

Funeral for Ann Brookshire, 70, of Azle will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. Michael Brookshire will officiate. Burial will follow at Dido Cemetery. Visitation was to be Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Brookshire died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 27, 1934, in Fort Worth, to Luna A. Wooten and Lucille (Byrd) Wooten, she was a homemaker and a member of Eagle Mountain Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David; two sons, Rickey Wayne Brookshire and wife, Sherry, of Burleson and Dan Brookshire of Weatherford; a daughter, Deborah Ann Chapman and husband, Ron, of Decatur; a sister, Nancy (Wooten) Bailey; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tim Brookshire, Chris Alland, Scott Brookshire, Wayne Applewhite, Dale White and Zachary Brookshire.
Published Thursday, November 3, 2005

Brookshire, Lila Jean
1927-2005
Funeral for Lila Jean Brookshire, 78, of Bowie was Monday, Sept. 26, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Decatur. Bishop Kenneth Blankenfield officiated. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery.
Brookshire died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, in Roseburg, Ore.
She was born March 7, 1927, in Butler, Penn., to Roy and Laverna Moyer McCandless. She married Dalton Brookshire on Dec. 19, 1957, in Sweetwater. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dalton Wayne Brookshire; and two brothers, Howard J. McCandless and Archie McCandless.
She is survived by her husband, Dalton Brookshire of Bowie; a son, Steve Brookshire and wife, Sherry, of Bowie; two daughters, Donna Jean Pelton and husband, Dan, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Shannon Sue Hall and husband, Tommy, of Umpqua, Ore.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anne Belle Wagner of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dorothy Ward of Ashland, Mich., and Mary O’Brian of Covina, Calif.; and one brother, Ralph McCandless of Battleground, Wash.
Published Thursday, September 29, 2005

Brumbelow, Pauline
1926-2005
Graveside service for Pauline Brumbelow, 78, of Paradise will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Rosewood Park at 3 p.m. in Longview. Dr. Jim Lewis will officiate.
Brumbelow died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, in Longview.
Born July 20, 1926, in Paradise to John and Willie Lee, she was a restaurateur and a member of the First Christian Church in Paradise.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lou Ward and Letha Goode; and two brothers, Thurman Lee and Bud Lee,.
She is survived by a son, Dorman Brumbelow of Longview; a daughter, Paula Brumbelow of Nacogdoches; two sisters, Johnnie Bearden of Paradise and Jessie Lattimore of Houston; and one granddaughter, Carolyn Brumbelow of Longview.
The family requests memorials be made to the Paradise First Christian Church, P.O. Box 104, Paradise, Texas 76073-0104.
Published Sunday, January 16, 2005

Buck, Willard Earl
1925-2005
Graveside service for Willard Earl Buck, 80, of Decatur was Aug. 11 at Oaklawn Cemetery. Van Gardner officiated.
Buck died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 15, 1925, in Decatur, he married Clara Virginia “June” Harvick on Dec. 11, 1946, in Decatur. He owned and operated a Texaco service station in Decatur for many years and was a maintenance man for Decatur schools, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 447 and Eastern Star, and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Melvin Taylor of Decatur; two sisters, Vera Mae McVean of Dallas and Lucille Bentley of Joshua; his granddaughter, Ashley, and two great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, August 14, 2005

Buckingham, Beth
1943-2005

Funeral for Beth Buckingham, 62, of Chico was Aug. 1 at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Elaine Bussey officiated.
Buckingham died Friday, July 29, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born May 21, 1943, in Bridgeport to John and Catherine Ross Meek, she married Jerry Buckingham July 28, 1961, in Chico. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church and was an active volunteer at the Trinity Living Center in Bridgeport, where she received the Volunteer of the Month award in October 2001 and December 2003 and the Volunteer of the Year award in 2002 and 2004. She was also named the Chico Citizen of the Year in 2003.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Jeri Ann Roberts and husband, Eddie, of Keller, Jana Ruth Duke and husband, Charles, of Saginaw, and Jodi Sue Buckingham of Dallas; five grandchildren, Ryan, Jamie, Jaclyn, Jessica and Jared; and a sister, Sue Robinson and husband, Jack, of Chico.
Pallbearers were Eddie Roberts, Charles Duke, Ryan Roberts, Jared Hilgendorf, David Barnes and Chris Barnes.
Published Thursday, August 4, 2005

Buford-Maldonado, Melanie S.
1960-2005
Service for Melanie S. Buford-Maldonado, 44, of Newark, was to be Wednesday, April 27, at Aurora Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Withers was to officiate. Burial was to follow in Aurora Cemetery.
Buford-Maldonado died Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born May 13, 1960, in Pittsburgh, Miss., she was a homemaker and a member of the Aurora Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Maldonado of Newark; father, John Gray and mother Dixie Graves of Newark; a son, Chase Buford of Newark; a daughter, Amy Buford of Mississippi; and two sisters, Stephanie Defee and Valerie Kilgore.
Pallbearers were to be Mingo Maldonado, Louis Maldonado, John Ferris Sr., John Ferris Jr., Johnny Banks and Mike Suarez.
Published Thursday, April 28, 2005

Burgin, Samuel H.
1919-2005
Funeral for Samuel H. Burgin, 86, of Sulphur Springs was Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Sulphur Springs. The Rev. Reuben Trussell officiated. Burial followed at the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Burgin died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, in Dallas.
Born March 9, 1919, in Big Sandy to Harvey and Isalene Harris Burgin, he married Frances Pugh Jan. 11, 1941, in Mineola. He was retired from Warren Petroleum, was owner and operator of Jefferson Street Car Wash and Laundry Mat and the Burgin Car Wash.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the VFW Post 8560 and the American Legion. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Potteiger; two brothers, Cleve Burgin and Howard Burgin; and a sister, Lorette Robertson.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Don Burgin and wife, Virginia, of Bridgeport; four grandchildren, Steva Smartt of Dallas, Jaime Price of Sulphur Springs, Michael Burgin of Lafayette, La., and Rachel Burgin of Denton.
Pallbearers were Michael Burgin, Scott Burgin, Jimmy Burgin, Adrian Smartt, Trent Price and Darrell Gentry. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Burgin, Larry Burgin and Steve Potteiger.
A final tribute with military honors was presented by the Hopkins County Military Coalition.
The family requests memorials be made to the Hopkins County Military Coalition.
Published Thursday, September 1, 2005

Burns, Sadie R.
1919-2005
Graveside service for Sadie R. Burns, 86, of Bridgeport will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Ray Cook will officiate. Visitation was to be from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Burns died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Paradise, she was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Churc h.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Burns; and three brothers, J.A. Allison, O.C. Allison and T.B. Allison.
She is survived by a nephew, Harold Allison, of Bridgeport; and numerous other nephews, nieces and cousins.
Published Thursday, September 8, 2005

Burress, Sarah Etta
1914-2005

Graveside service for Sarah Etta Burress, 90, of Decatur was Friday, Oct. 28 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Gerre Joiner officiated.
Burress died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 14, 1914, in Gassville, Ark., she was a homemaker and a member of the Flatwood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Burress.
She is survived by two daughters, Glenda Sue Boyd of Decatur and Judy Hill of Brownwood; a granddaughter, Toni Becktold and husband, Duane, of Blanket; two grandsons, Johnnye Morton and wife, Charlotte, of Decatur and Donny Morton of Decatur; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, October 30, 2005

Bush, Richard
1928-2005
Service for Richard Bush, 76, of Decatur was to be Wednesday, April 27, at Coker Funeral Home. David Halvorson was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Laurel Land Cemetery.
Bush died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Decatur.
Born September 20, 1928, in Harrison Township, Pa., he married Helen Lotz on Dec. 17, 1949, in Germany.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Sylvia Hill of Iowa and Monica Gelmi of Paradise; a brother, Thomas Bush, of Fort Worth; and a sister, Carol Harvey, of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, April 28, 2005

Butler, Lucy
1923-2005
No service has been set for Lucy Butler, 82, of Decatur.
Butler died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 16, 1923, in Linhart, Pa., to Anthony and Jean Decesare, she married Charles Butler on Sept. 20, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband, Chuck, and her son, Charles Butler Jr. of Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 11, 2005

Cable, Billy Joe
1928-2005
Graveside service for Billy Joe Cable, 77, of Sunset was Nov. 22 at Sunset Cemetery. Lloyd Morris officiated.
Cable died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Sunset.
Born June 11, 1928, in Montague County to Tom and Mary Cable he was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sybil “Grottie” Cable.
He is survived by three sons, Joe Bill Cable, Mike Cable and Larry Cable, all of Sunset; two daughters, Mary Alexander of Sunset and Nancy Martin of New Albany; a sister, Doris Crow of Nocona; and five grandchildren.
Published Thursday, November 24, 2005

Cameron, Dollie L.
1930-2005
Service for Dollie L. Cameron, 75, of Alvord, will be Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bill Mayes will officiate. Burial will follow in Alvord Cemetry.
Cameron died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in Alvord.
She was born Jan. 19, 1930 in Carey to Robert and Charlotte Owen. She married Montie Frank Cameron on June 6, 1992, in Childress. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, R.C. and Otis Owen and one sister, Josephine Lane.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Rocky Rhodes of Alvord and Billy Hubbard of Moore, Okla., and two stepsons, Felton Cameron and Monty Cameron of Childress; two daughters, Regina King of Seneca, S.C., and Robin Brown of Pennsylvania, and two stepdaughters, Ronda of Evant and Londa of Hamilton; three sisters, Estell Holtman of Abilene, Alice Patterson of Amarillo and Odell Conner of Brownwood; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 29, 2005

Cape, Katie
1924-2005

Funeral for Katie Cape of Park Springs was Thursday, July 7, at Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs. The Rev. Mark Autry officiated. Burial was Friday, July 8, at Corona Cemetery in Corona, N.M.
Cape died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, in Park Springs.
Born June 29, 1924, in Bryan she was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Cape, and a brother, Bill Davis.
She is survived by her son, Ronnie Cape, of Earth; three daughters, Carol Ann Houston and husband, Don, of Park Springs, Vivian Lawrence and husband, Billy, of Hobbs, N.M., and Mona Mae Standard and husband, Leeroy of Artesia, N.M.; a brother, Tommy Armstrong and wife, Marilyn; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Houston, Daryl Houston, David Houston, Danny Houston, Dale Houston and Dennis Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Houston and Billy Lawrence.
The family requests memorials be made to the youth department of the Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs.
Published Sunday, July 10, 2005

Caraway, Claude Clifton, Jr.
1950-2005
Graveside service for Claude Clifton Caraway Jr., 55, of Decatur was to be Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Sweetwater Cemetery. The Rev. Louis Horton was to officiate.
Caraway died Oct. 31, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 8, 1950, in Decatur, he was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He often walked Decatur to deliver the Messenger’s Update to businesses.
He is survived by three brothers, Wesley Caraway, Marshall Caraway, both of Decatur, and Phillip Caraway of Chico; and one sister, Patsy Davis of Weatherford.
Published Thursday, November 3, 2005

Carlisle, Bobby Dale
1947-2005
Services were held for Bobby Dale Carlisle, 57, of Hamilton and formerly of Newark, Monday, March 21, 2005, in Hamilton. Burial followed in Kingsbury Restland Cemetery in Star.
He was born Nov. 15, 1947, to Robert Franklin and Martha Wright Carlisle.
A veteran of the United States Army, he served in Vietnam for two years. He was employed by Alexander Molding Mill for 29 years.
He is survived by three children, Marlena Carlisle of Millsap, Susanne Partin of Priddy and Shonna Miller of Hamilton; his mother, Martha Carlisle of Hamilton; a sister, Karen Parks of Hamilton; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jackie Blackburn, Kevin Kuklies, Billy Jennings, Kenneth Balzen, Gene Montgomery, Clint McKee, Justin Tubbs and Don Tyson.
Published Thursday, April 7, 2005

Carlton, Mary Ann Hines
1931-2005
Funeral for Mary Ann Hines Carlton, 73, of Carrollton will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Brad McKenzie will officiate. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Visitation was to be Wednesday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the family’s home in Carrollton.
Carlton died Monday, April 18, 2005, in Carrollton.
Born Sept. 10, 1931, in Bridgeport, she was a retired fourth-grade school teacher from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. She received her bachelor of arts degree in education from Texas Woman’s University. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Carrollton and was a member of Falconhead Christian Fellowship in Burneyville, Okla.
Carlton married Maurice E. Carlton Aug. 10, 1948, in Stratford. They raised their family in Carrollton and had lived the past 12 years at Falconhead in Burneyville.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Dr. David Carlton and wife, Karen, of Dallas; a daughter, Cindy Etier and husband, George, of Carrollton; a sister, Joy Beeson of Afton; a brother, Embry Hines and wife, Marti, of Bridgeport; three grandchildren, Kyle Carlton of Coppell and Emily and Elizabeth Etier, both of Carrollton and four nieces.
Pallbearers will be Larry Hooper, Rick Welch, Darrell Bullard, Pete Dowling, Don Shugart and Curry Blackwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Herb Byars, J.C. Foster, Bill McClung, Charlie Wright and Jerry Forson.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport or Carrollton, Falconhead Christian Fellowship in Burneyville or Heartland Hospice Group.
Published Thursday, April 21, 2005

Carroll, Grady
1916-2005
Funeral for Grady Carroll, 88, of Newark was Jan. 24 at New Hope Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Edwards officiated. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery.
Carroll died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Newark.
Born Dec. 3, 1916, in Altoona, Ala., he was a tire manufacturer for Goodyear Tire and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; a son, Billy Wayne Carroll; three brothers, W.C., Lewis and Clyde Carroll; and a sister, Vernie Mae Carroll.
He is survived by a daughter, Martha Carroll of Newark; two grandchildren, Billy Wayne Carroll Jr. and Jackie Hogan; two great-grandchildren, Danielle Barnes and Magan Hogan; and a sister, Glodis Ellison.
Pallbearers were Hugo Brandt, Jerry Randolph, Howard Doughty, Andy Anderson, Milton Johnson and Paul Bryant Jr.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Cartwright, Robert Lee
1918-2005

Services for Robert Lee Cartwright, 87, were held Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Born January 20, 1918, near Decatur to Leroy Blackburn and Bessie Ray Cartwright, he died March 26, 2005, in Decatur. He married Lahoma Seabolt on September 15, 1940, and served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He received the purple heart for wounds he received in the Battle of the Bulge.
Following his military service he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a Scottish Rite Mason with the lodge in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Lahoma, of Decatur; three daughters, Rebecca Wilson of Yuma, Ariz., Lisa Klopp of Ramona, Calif., and Janell Cartwright of Bay City; a son, Robert Lee Cartwright Jr., of Arlington; a sister, Naomi Ruth Prescott of Decatur; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, March 31, 2005

Caruthers, Ruth
1924-2005

Funeral for Ruth Caruthers, 81, of Haltom City will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Mike Spradlin will officiate. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home.
Caruthers died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 16, 1924, in Loco, Okla., to Jim and Dora Wisdom Armstrong, she was a homemaker, a volunteer for the March of Dimes, a supporter of youth sports and activities and a member of the Birdville Baptist Church, the Birdville PTA and the Haltom High Athletic Booster Club.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Sterling Hallmark; a brother, Jack Armstrong; and her Aunt Leacie, who raised her and her brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Carl L. Caruthers of Haltom City; three sons, Ronnie Caruthers and wife, Dana, of Colleyville, Terry Caruthers and wife, Pam, of Cottondale and Jerry Caruthers and wife, Lori, of North Richland Hills; a daughter, Carla Reneau and husband, Max, of Paradise; a brother, Ivan Armstrong; nine grandchildren, Lori, Ronna and husband, Gary, Clay and wife, Cherie, Shane, Justin and wife, Laura, Hallie, Carlie, Tom and Jon and wife, Heather; and four great-grandchildren, Koby, Camryn, Cayton and Rylee.
Pallbearers were Koby Kirkpatrick, Justin Caruthers, Jeff Barker, Clay Caruthers, Gary Hunt and Shane Caruthers.
Published Thursday, November 17, 2005

Case, Bevia ‘Betty’ Sarah
1932-2005
Funeral for Bevia “Betty” Sarah Case, 72, of Sunset was to be Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sunset. The Rev. Tim Neeley was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Case died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Decatur.
Born July 2, 1932, in Watonga, Okla., she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She married James I. Case Sept. 4, 1953, in Wichita Falls.
She is survived by her husband, James “J.I.” Case of Sunset; three children, James I. Case Jr. and his wife, Rita, of Houston, Troy Case and his wife, Kim, of Bowie and Angela Tallon and husband, Steven, of Sunset; one sister, Lorilda Waggoner of Watonga; one brother, Sonny Boy Price of Watonga and 11 grandchildren, Kandra Sparks, Kevin Sparks, Justin Heat, Hunter Tallon, Trenton Case, Brittany Case, Ginger Case, Cassidi Case, Jaycee Fussell, Kendall Tallon and Stephany Tallon.
Pallbearers were to be Mike Case, Stacey Case, Tracey Case, Jim Case, Tim Case, Eric Case, Johnny Case and Jody Pruitt. Honorary pallbearers were to be Kevin Sparks, Justin Heat, Hunter Tallon and Trenton Case.
Published Thursday, February 10, 2005

Chamblee, Pauline
1925-2005
Funeral for Pauline Chamblee, 79, of Newark was to be Wednesday, June 8, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. The Rev. Jesse Ferguson was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Dido Cemetery.
Chamblee died Sunday, June 5, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 11, 1925, in Franklin County, she was a housewife. She was a member of the House of Prayer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Chamblee, and a sister, Maggie Rogers.
She is survived by a son, Windell E. Chamblee and wife, Joyce, of Alvarado; a daughter, Vickie Bruce of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Don, David, Janine, Michelle and Melissa; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Willie Winship.
Pallbearers were to be Gary Keith, David Chamblee, Mike Reinersten, David Wooters, Bobby Higgins and Mike Moore.
Published Sunday, June 12, 2005

Chittenden, Earl ‘Billy’
1960-2005
Funeral for Earl “Billy” Chittenden, 44, of Boyd was to be Saturday, Jan. 22, at First Baptist Church of Boyd. Sonny Smith was to officiate.
Chittenden died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Dallas.
Born April 5, 1960, in Talihina, Okla., he was a mail carrier in Lewisville and a member of the First Baptist Church of Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his mother and two brothers, Kenneth and Leon.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Chittenden; two sons, Bebo Chittenden and wife, Lisa, of Coppell, and Sean Chittenden of Boyd; two daughters, Jennifer and Patricia Chittenden of Boyd; two grandchildren; Christian and Ryle; father, Leonard Chittenden; a brother, Steve Chittenden and two sisters, Sharon West and Kathleen Tucker and husband, Mike.
Published Sunday, January 23, 2005

Chrismon, Vearl Lee
1914-2005

Funeral for Vearl Lee Chrismon, 90, of Decatur was March 4 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Bill Clayton officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Chrismon died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 5, 1914, in Gracemont, Okla., he was a truck driver owner and operator.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Chrismon; a son, Kenny Chrismon of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Mary Lee Vardas of Sunset; a brother, Kenneth Chrismon of Bedford; two sisters, Gladys McCathrin of Lawton, Okla., and Ellene Stephens of Waterloo, Ala.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Jonathon Horton, Scott Chrismon, Phil Major, Cameron Hughes and David Newberry.
Published Thursday, March 10, 2005

Christian, Bullet
1923-2005
Funeral for Bullet Christian, 81, of Bridgeport was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksboro. Melvin Clay and William Cleveland were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Christian died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 28, 1923, in Vineyard to Delbert and Ruth (Robinson) Christian, he was a rancher. He married Emma Lou McAnear April 10, 1944, in Decatur and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jacksboro. He was also a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Turner.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Jeanie Grace and husband, Mike, of Lake Kiowa; two sons, Lewis Christian and wife, Christy, and Jerome Christian and wife, Peggy; a sister Imajean “Mickey” Woolsey; eight grandchildren, Larry Grace, Steve Grace, Jim Grace and wife, Kendra, Leslie Christian Jackson and husband, Mike, Jennifer Christian, Cindy Christian Hand and husband, Justin, Jay Christian and Bethany Christian; and two great-grandchildren, Colby and Cayla Jackson.
Pallbearers were to be Royce Turner, Bubba McAnear, Jim Richardson, Brady Woolsey, Wayne McAnear and Gary Don Overton.
The family requests memorials be made to the Jack County Rural Fire Department or the First United Methodist Church of Jacksboro.
Published Thursday, February 3, 2005

Clark, Raymond D.
1915-2005
Graveside service for Raymond D. Clark, 90, of Decatur was Friday, Oct. 7, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Clark died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, in Decatur.
He was born Aug. 18, 1915, in Greenwood.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, Brady, Olin and Herman Clark; and a sister, Mary Spain.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, October 9, 2005

Clark, Willa Jean
1935-2005
Funeral for Willa Jean Clark, 70, of Rhome was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Coker Funeral Home. Rusty Hudson was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Chapel.
Clark died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, in Justin.
Born Aug. 29, 1935, in Lauderdale County, Miss., to William and Thelma Temple, she was a retired caretaker for the elderly.
She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Dawn Davis and three brothers.
She is survived by a son, Kerry Clark of Fort Worth; a daughter, Janella Davis of Rhome; three brothers, Leon Temple of Jackson, Miss., Paul Temple of Brandon, Miss., and Thomas Temple of Elberta, Ala.; two sisters, Helen Bermudez of Gulfport, Miss. ;and Temp Lowry of Jackson, Miss. and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Tom Davis, Nick Davis, Daniel Davis, Thomas Temple and Kerry Clark.
Published Thursday, October 6, 2005

Clendening, Nauvette Miller
1913-2005

Service for Nauvette Miller Clendening, 92, of Richland Hills was Tuesday in Greenwood Garden Chapel. Burial followed in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Clendening died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born July 31, 1913, in Fort Worth, she was a lifelong Methodist who was active in several churches.
She was preceded in death by husband, David H. Clendening; brother, R.B. Miller; and brother-in-law, R. Wayne Hunter.
She is survived by two daughters, Dottie Duke and Kay Pugsley and husband, Neil; a sister, Lee Ola Hunter; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Wayne Miller; and five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, December 8, 2005

Cleveland, Grover Odell
1927-2005
Funeral for Grover Odell Cleveland, 77, of Paradise was April 25 at the Cottondale Church of Christ. Danny Russell and Gerald Cleveland officiated. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.
Cleveland died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Paradise.
Born Oct. 19, 1927, in Cottondale to Omar and Zula (Crawford) Cleveland, he was an accomplished worker. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Cottondale Church of Christ. He married Edith Meadows Dec. 18, 1949, in Paradise.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Jeffery B. Cleveland of Cottondale; a daughter, Deborah Garrett and husband, Jim, of Marble Falls; four grandchildren, Amber, Crystal, Wesley and Russell; a great-granddaughter, Jazmin; a brother, Gerald C. Cleveland and wife, Carolyn, of Paradise; a sister, Georgia Ruth Morris and husband, Roy Hulen, of Paradise; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were L.S. Bonner, Coy Cleveland, Marvin Crawford, Marvin Cox, Mark Neely, Jay Foster, Davis Martin and Joe Tax.
Published Thursday, April 28, 2005

Coe, Floyd R.
1913-2005
Funeral for Floyd R. Coe, 92, of Boyd will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Robert Worley will officiate. Burial will be at Boyd Cemetery.
Coe died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Junction.
Born May 4, 1913, in Waurika, Okla., he was a retired farmer and oilfield worker. He married Hazel D. Brown April 17, 1935, in Petrolia. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth D. Coe.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Barbara Boyd and husband, Larry, of Junction; two grandchildren, Richard Sheller Jr. of Petal, Miss., and Stephen Sheller of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; six great-grandchildren, Stephen Jr., Lauren, Madeline, Richard III, Olivia and Ruby Sheller.
Pallbearers were Phillip Coe, Bob Suson, Bruce Brown, Joey Steigent, Coy Cleveland and Richard Sheller Jr.
Published Thursday, September 22, 2005

Coffee, Christian McLeod
1933-2005
A private service for Christina McLeod Coffee, 72, of Boyd was held in Boyd.
Coffee died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, in Wise County.
Born May 16, 1933, in Glasgow, Scotland, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis Coffee of Boyd; a son, Stephen King of Bellingham, Wash.; three daughters, Christina Borneman and husband, James, of Kennedale, Elaine Bray of Fort Worth and Karin Hill of Boyd; a sister, Nancy McInnes of Glasgow; four grandchildren and numerous nieces.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Coffee, Glenda Faye Davis
1939-2005
Memorial for Glenda Faye Davis Coffee, 66, of Paradise will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at The Shepherd’s House in Chico. Kern Choate and Freddie Villa will officiate. There will be no burial, she donated her body to Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas.
Coffee died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Irving.
Born July 16, 1939, in Montgomery, La., to Cora Bell and Merritt Cooke, she was a retired bookkeeper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Royce Coffee, and two brothers, Harry Cooke and Eldon Cooke.
She is survived by two sons, Alan Green and wife, B.J., of Little Elm, and Jimmy Green and wife, Linda, of Weatherford; two daughters, Debbie Holt and husband, Winston, of Houston and Donna Chandler and husband, James, of Paradise; two step-daughters, Kayla Prescott and Delanna Wampler; two brothers, Richard Cooke and wife, Betty, of Palestine and John Cooke and wife, Bobbie, of Tyler; two sisters, Phyllis Hunter of Pampa, and Ann Clemens and husband, Jerry, of Irving; 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

Coffee, Veda
1914-2005

Funeral for Veda Coffee, 91, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery. Gerald Cleveland and the Rev. Joe Motsenbocker were to officiate.
Coffee died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born June 2, 1914, in the Grubb Hill Community in Wise County, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Paradise.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B. Coffee; a son, Royce Coffee; a grandson, Richard Getter; and a sister, Teola Crutchfield.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Getter and husband, Murl, of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Kayla Preskitt of Bridgeport and DeLanna Wampler of Hutto; a grandson, Michael Getter of Fort Worth; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Cobb; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Ben Getter, Chris Preskitt, Harold Wayne Cobb, Wiley Preskitt, Michael Getter and Kyle Wayne Hines.
Published Sunday, September 4, 2005

Cole, Billie Estelle
1934-2005

Funeral for Billie Estelle Cole, 71, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Charles Taylor was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemtery.
Cole died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, in Decatur.
Born June 26, 1934, in Muenster, to Earl and Ruby Bowling, she married Robert Cole Feb. 17, 1977, in Del City, Okla. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Brown.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Timmy and Larry Brown of Decatur and Barry Brown of Leo; two stepsons; five daughters, Sondra Roubion of Paradise, Terri Hamm and Sandy Cornell, both of Decatur, Debra Lester of Denton and Druanna Waggner of Sanger; two step-daughters; two brothers, Danny Bowling of Haltom City and Jerry Bowling of Hurst; two sisters, Shirley Kendrick of West Virginia and Earlene Culloum of Arlington; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Cody Cornell, Ray Hamm, Bo Waggner, Brody Brown, Phillip Brown and Jeremy Brown.
Published Thursday, December 1, 2005

Collins, Rickey Lynn
2005
A memorial service was held July 17 for Rickey Lynn Collins, the infant son of Carl Everette Fennell and Merissa Jeanine Collins of Rhome at Oaklawn Cemetery.
He was born July 15, 2005, in Decatur, and died that same day.
He is survived by his parents and his grandparents, Lola Mince and James Farley, both of Newark.
Published Thursday, July 21, 2005

Cooper, Christopher ‘Chris’ Cary
1964-2005

Funeral for Christopher “Chris” Cary Cooper, 40, of Springtown was to be Wednesday, March 2, at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial was to follow at Annis Chapel Cemetery.
Cooper died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Hood County.
Born Oct. 22, 1964, in Dallas, he was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Doyle Minze; a brother-in-law, David Minze; and maternal grandparents, Arvil Neal and Abbie Walls of Farwell.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lynn Cooper of Springtown; sons, Benjamin Bradley Cooper of Springtown, Ryan Reeves Cooper and Neal Nolan Cooper, both of Tolar, Greg and Steven Norris and Johnny Glovetsky, all of Springtown; parents, Dr. Larry J. and Mary Ann Cooper of Springtown; brother, Robin Royce Cooper of Fort Worth; mother-in-law, Sandra Minze of Springtown; brother-in-law, Charles Minze and wife, Vicki, of Springtown; a sister-in-law, Tanya Minze of Springtown; grandparents, L.L. and Mildred Cooper of Friona; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, March 3, 2005

Corley, Annie Mae
1912-2005
Funeral for Annie Mae Corley, 92, of Burleson was to be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30, at Coker Funeral Home. Burial was to follow at Joy Cemetery. Visitation was to be any time before the service. Vernon Johnson was to officiate and George Walker was to assist.
Corley died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Keene.
Born June 24, 1912, in Groesbeck to Annie and Jessie Waldrop, she married Joseph T. Corley in 1932 in Waurika, Okla. She was a member of the Lone Star Primitive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by her son, J.T. Corley and wife, Judy, of Dallas; two daughters, Donna Kirkpatrick and husband, Bill, of Burleson, and Vonnie Moyers of Watauga; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were to be Shannon Kirkpatrick, Bill Williams, Mike Cantrell, Mark Corley, Mike Corley and Matthew Corley. Honorary pallbearers were to be Brad Kirkpatrick, Brady Williams, Mark Houser, Matthew Cantrell, Clayton Corley, Cameron Kirkpatrick and John F. Brown.
Published Sunday, May 1, 2005

Cotton, Alene
1928-2005

Funeral for Alene Cotten, 77, of Springtown was to be Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the First Baptist Church of Springtown. Burial was to follow at Springtown Cemetery.
Cotten died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005.
Born May 31, 1928, in Cisco to William B. and Dovie Thetford Seabourn, she was a Sunday school teacher, helped on church committees, and participated in Joy ministries and fellowship. She enjoyed music and singing. She also enjoyed traveling and camping.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dennis Cotten; a son, Bryan Cotten, a grandson, Josh; and a sister, thelma Pamperien.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Springtown building fund.
Published Thursday, December 15, 2005

Cowley, Jewell Olivia
1927-2005

Funeral for Jewell Olivia Cowley, 77, of Bridgeport was Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Butch Gott officiated. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Cowley died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, in Decatur.
Born June 3, 1927, in Bennett to Carroll and Myrtle (Jackson) Folwell, she was a homemaker who had lived in Bridgeport since 1955. She was a member of the Cates Street Baptist Church of Bridgeport. She married Lowell “Pete” Cowley on March 13, 1945. He preceded her in death in 1999.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Brandon Cowley, and a brother, Douglas Folwell.
She is survived by a son, David Lowell Cowley and wife, Mary Ann, of Weatherford; three grandchildren, Cindy Clarke of Arlington, Brandi Catcherside of Brownwood and David Lowell Cowley Jr. of Weatherford and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Alan Lack, Richard Lack, Wally Salazar, Lonnie Manire, Bobby Stone and J.A. Brodgon.
Published Thursday, January 20, 2005

Cox, Katie Lou Lawrence
1918-2005

Funeral service for Katie Lou Lawrence Cox, 85, of Gibtown was July 12, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro. Rev. Kenny Cates officiated.
She died Sunday, July 10, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 5, 1918, in Crosbyton to Bill and Dollie Stewart Lawrence, she taught until her retirement at Perrin-Whitt Independent School District. A member of the First Baptist Church at Perrin, she was an adult Sunday school teacher and a member of the Eastern Star. She was also a farmer and rancher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Cox, and three brothers, W.B., Clyde and Spurgin Lawrence.
She is survived by one daughter, Sheila Mauney, and husband, Frankey, of Gibtown; two grandchildren, Eddie Rogers and wife, Tracie, of Gibtown, and Bill Mauney and wife, Jenny, of Bridgeport; seven great-grandchildren, Chelsi Rogers, Tyler Rogers, Josiah Cansler, Jetton Cansler, Jasper Cansler, Ana Mauney and Lauren Mauney; and four nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Donald Ray Cox, Leon Wilson, Eddie Rogers, Johnny Thompson, Howard Coble and Bill Mauney. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Lawrence, Jon Lawrence, Tyler Rogers and Josiah Cansler.
Published Thursday, July 14, 2005

Cox, Tyler Ryan
2005
A graveside service was held for Tyler Ryan Cox, the infant son of James Scott and Mindy Marie (Gayan) Cox of Paradise, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Cox died Aug. 2, 2005, in Decatur.
He is survived by two brothers, Ty and Colby Cox, both of Paradise; grandparents, Jimmy Cox and Vickie Cox, both of Boyd, Susie Gayan and Dale and Kim Gayan, all of Paradise and great-grandparents, C.R. and Dee Riggs, J.T. and Pat Cox and Bob and Donna Gayan, all of Paradise.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Cross, Dora ‘Mutt’ Judge
1931-2005
Service for Dora “Mutt” Judge Cross, 74, of Decatur will be Monday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Olivet Chapel with a graveside service at 1 p.m. at Sweetwater Cemetery in Decatur.
Cross died Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born March 15, 1931, in Justin, she enjoyed fishing, sewing and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Cross.
She is survived by her sister, Maxine Little of Decatur; a brother, James Judge of Fort Worth; three nieces, Judy Sims of Fort Worth, Sandra Little of Decatur and Annie Little of Glen Rose )and three nephews, Jim Bob Little of Decatur and David Little and Roby Judge of Fort Worth).
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave. in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, April 24, 2005

Crunk, Leita Alene
1919-2005

Funeral for Leita Alene Crunk, 86, of Decatur was July 30 at Immanuel Baptist Church. Louis Horton officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Crunk died Thursday, July 28, 2005, in Decatur.
Born July 22, 1919, in Greenwood, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Billy D. Crunk of Decatur; three daughters, Barbara Brooks and Raylene Slimp, both of Decatur and Nora Jane Van Hoose of Chico; two brothers, Herbert White and Harrell White, both of Decatur; a sister, Margie Wilson of Decatur; 19 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Cunningham, Richard L., Jr.
1922-2005
Graveside service for Richard L. Cunningham Jr., 82, of Nocona and formerly of Lake Bridgeport will be at 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Nocona Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Jerry Woods Funeral Chapel in Nocona.
Cunningham died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Nocona.
Born Aug. 3, 1922, in Argyle, to Richard L. and Etta James Cunningham Sr., he was a retired switchboard technician for Southwestern Bell and a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served in World War II. He married Jo Nell Cunningham on Dec. 13, 1991, in Alvord.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Weldon Cunningham and a sister, Ann Phipps.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Janice Kay Crosland of Albuquerque, N.M., and Judy Ann Cunningham of Jemez Springs, N.M.; four stepchildren, Mike Leaf and wife, Joyce, of Oklahoma, Lana Whitis and husband, Charlie, of Lawton, Okla., Sue Guinn and husband, Jimmy, of Nocona and Julie Tadlock and husband, Ken, of Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, Earl Cunningham of Frisco; one grandson; nine stepgrandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Nocona Masonic Lodge, American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels or your favorite charity.
Published Thursday, May 26, 2005

Davidson, Madeline W.
1915-2005
Funeral for Madeline W. Davidson, 90, of Chico was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Grace Outreach Church in Chico. Larry Whitaker and the Rev. Donald McMaster were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Davidson died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 15, 1915, in Vinyard, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Davidson; a son, Tommy Wayne Davidson; three brothers, Haskel, Johnnie and James Byers; and two sisters, Flossie Whatley and Ruby Pitts.
She is survived by two sons, M.L. Davidson and wife, Lois, of Alvord and Billy M. Davidson and wife, Millie, of Paradise; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Thomas of Chico; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Tony Davidson, Billy Davidson, Terry Davidson, Bobby Davidson, Ronnie Sandlin, Raymond Bishop, Richard Bishop and Mike Munns.
Published Sunday, July 3, 2005

Davidson, Robert E. ‘Bob’
1937-2005

Funeral for Robert E. (Bob) Davidson, 67, of Boyd was Tuesday, Jan. 25, at First Baptist Church in Aurora. Rev. Millard Buchholz officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Davidson died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 21, 1937, in El Paso, he was a Farmers Insurance agent and former Precinct 3 constable who served from 1994-2004. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a Shriner, a member of the Justice of the Peace Association and a past member of the Decatur Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Catherine Conklin, and one brother, William Davidson.
He is survived by his wife, Faye; three sons, Robert E. Davidson Jr. of New York, Kenneth Lee Davidson of The Colony and Lawrence Hall Davidson and wife, Patty, of New York; three daughters, Mary Ellen Davidson, Kathleen Grodski and Nancy Elaine Danowski and husband, Robert, all of New York; five stepchildren, Richard Wayne Dorgan and wife, Darla, and Debra Diane Lopez, all of Shreveport, Vickie Denise Doane and husband, Steve, of Trophy Club, Sharon Renee Davis and husband, Curtis, of Hurst and Rebecca Ann Thomas and husband, Franchot Jr., of Aurora; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Ronnie Davidson.
Pallbearers were Tony Rogers, Chad Hightower, Harry Lamance, Kevin Huffman, Gerald Wright, Tony White, Bryan Barnett and Phillip McDaniel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Davis, Doris
1918-2005

Funeral for Doris Davis, 87, of Chico was Friday, Nov. 18, at the First Baptist Church in Chico. The Rev. Adam Hughes officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Davis died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Chico, she was a retired custodian for Chico ISD. She married Jess B. Davis on June 9, 1936. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Chico where she served as a 4- and 5-year-old Sunday school teacher for 40 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988.
She is survived by a nephew, Tommy Lee Ward and wife, Deborah of Arlington; four nieces, Teri Ward of Fort Worth, Jonna Strickland of Trophy Club, Glenda VanHoose and husband, Raymond of Bridgeport and Nelda Vincent and husband, Willy of Chico and a sister-in-law, Pauline Ward.
Pallbearers were Joe Sieger, James Sieger, Bobby VanHoose, Ralph Evans, David Evans and Willy Jack Vincent.
Published Sunday, November 20, 2005

Davis, Kent
1958-2005
Funeral for Kent Davis, 47, of Bridgeport was April 8 in Bridgeport. The Rev. Bill Higgins officiated. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
Davis died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in Plano.
Born Jan. 15, 1958, in Fort Worth, he was a plant operator for the city of Bridgeport.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Davis of Bridgeport; a daughter, Ashley Vick and husband, Willie, of Bridgeport; a grandson, Gage Vick; his mother, Jo Ann Davis of Bridgeport; a brother, Jeff Davis and wife, Pattie, of Bridgeport; a sister, Eddi Carpenter and husband, Bucky, of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Joel Lamb, Jimmy Grothe, Billy Story, Robby Schwartz, Ricky Schwartz and Jeremiah Curda.
Published Sunday, April 10, 2005

Dawkins, Ozelle
1921-2005

Memorial service for Ozelle Dawkins, 84, of San Antonio was to be Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Colonial Funeral Home in Universal City. Graveside service will be at the East Bridgeport Cemetery Friday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.
Dawkins died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, in San Antonio.
Born June 29, 1921, in Paradise, she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport and Madison Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio. A resident of the Eden Subdivision in San Antonio, she liked to say she was born in Paradise and lived in Eden. She graduated from Bridgeport High School at 15 and from Brantley-Draughn Business College in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Marcus “Dee” Dawkins; a son, Gary Dawkins and wife, Connie; four grandchildren, Sherry Johnson, Laura Clay, Cody Jamison and Jenna Jamison.
Published Thursday, October 20, 2005

DeArman, Tommy P., Sr.
1933-2005

Service for Tommy P. DeArman Sr., 72, of Alvord will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland will officiate.
DeArman died Thursday, July 28, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born April 11, 1933, in Duncan, Okla., to Jonas and Patricia Paschall DeArman, he was a retired welder and an Alvord resident for 23 years. He served in the National Guard, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord and was a 32nd degree Mason with the Bowie Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by two sons, Todd DeArman and Tommy DeArman Jr.; four daughters, Dana DeArman Coffee, Lisa Renee DeArman, Danyelle DeArman and Rhonda DeArman Kendall; three granddaughters, Loraine Adams and husband, Lee, Catherine Daniel and Lindsey DeArman; four grandsons, Bradley Coffee, David Coffee, David DeArman and Bennett Kendall; and two great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 31, 2005

Deatherage, Jackie Faye
1945-2005
Graveside service for Jackie Faye Deatherage, 59, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Poolville Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions was to officiate.
Deatherage died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 15, 1945, in Fort Worth, she was a homemaker and a member of the Cates Street Baptist Church. She married Robert Deatherage Feb. 3, 1965, in Denton.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Hollie Deatherage-Kanoubi of Bridgeport, Crystal Prendez and husband, Abel, of Bridgeport and Morgan Deatherage of Bridgeport; her mother, Opal Carpenter; two brothers, Frankie and Tommie Carpenter; a sister, Pattie Laboran and two grandchildren.
Published Thursday, August 18, 2005

Dempsey, Charles Ray
1941-2005
Funeral for Charles Ray Dempsey, 63, of Bowie was June 28 in the drawing room of the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery where his granddaughter, Hilary Walters, played Taps.
Dempsey died Saturday, June 25, 2005, in Bowie.
Born July 7, 1941, in Agnes to Willie B. and Minnie Ola (Strange) Dempsey, he joined the Army after graduating from Springtown High School. He was stationed at Fort Knox, Ken., where he met his wife, Linda Louise McGee. They were married Jan. 20, 1961, in Jefferson, Ind.
After returning to Texas, Dempsey was a cotton farmer in West Texas. He moved to Bowie in 1967 and worked for Winn’s Feed Store. He owned Kid’s World Day Care Center for nine years and retired from Poco Graphite after 18 years.
He also owned a porcelain doll business and worked for the Wal-Mart in Decatur in the produce department. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Dempsey of Bowie; three daughters, Cheryl L. Walters and husband, Patrick, Denise M. Hancock and husband, Marty, and Shawna M. Taylor; six grandchildren, Chad, Hilary and Natalie Walters, Shanna and Jayla Hancock and Jordan Taylor; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Hecox and husband, the Rev. Rex Hecox, of San Springs, Okla.; a brother, W.B. Dempsey of Dallas; a nephew, Stephen Hecox and wife, Beth, of Tulsa, Okla.; a great-nephew, Joshua Hecox and a great-niece, Alicia Hecox, both of Tulsa, Okla.
Pallbearers were Gene Garrett, J.W. Pugh, Larry Calhoun, Lee Roy Horton, Max Smith and Don Holder.
Published Sunday, July 3, 2005

Denton, Burlon John
1917-2005
Graveside service for Burlon John Denton, 87, of Bridgeport was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Willow Point Cemetery. Matthew Norton was to officiate.
Denton died Thursday, June 30, 2005, in Plano.
Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Knox County to Nathan and Vera Denton, he was a farmer and dairyman who retired in 1973. He served as an Army medic in World War II. He moved from Texas to California when he was 17 and worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps. After retiring from the dairy business, he was a custodian for Bridgeport Elementary and Middle schools for several years.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Carolyn Caram in 1950 and Dorothy Owen Denton in 2000 and seven brothers, Ray, Learoy, Theadus, Alonzo, Nathan Jr., Paul Ed and Dale.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Denton and wife, Helen, of Brideport and John Denton and wife, Joann, of Midland; a daughter, Debbie Hearrell and husband, Jerry, of Balsora; six grandchildren, Carolyn Gilliland, John Denton, Jennifer Denton, Alicia Denton, Kelly Olson and Kristi Hearrell; and seven great-grandchildren, Anthony and Erin Gilliland, Huton, Blake and Jacob Denton, Jesse and Amanda Olson.
Published Sunday, July 3, 2005

DesRoches, James Edward (Jim)
1937-2005

James Edward (Jim) DesRoches, 68, a member of the Decatur City Council and the city’s deputy mayor pro-tem, died in a Fort Worth hospital Saturday following a brief illness.
DesRoches, who was elected to the city council in 2001, had served on the city’s long-range planning committee and the library board. He had also represented the city at the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
“Jim was a man of integrity who always tried to do the right thing,” said Thomas O. Brumett, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur at a memorial service Tuesday. “Because of him, this community has been truly blessed.”
“He was a great guy,” said Decatur Mayor Joe Lambert. “He was a joy to work with because he was so positive about the city of Decatur. He loved to see the growth, he loved being a part of it and he was always open to suggestions for making Decatur a better place in which to live.”
“I will miss his wise counsel. He helped me do a lot of things,” Lambert said. “We shall all miss him.”
DesRoches was a native of Charleston, N.H., and a graduate of St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vt. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and spent 26 years in the military.
He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command and flew more than 100 missions in Vietnam. His brother, Bob DesRoches, said Jim had flown the B-47, B-52 and FB-111 during his military career.
“He was a very skilled airman,” Bob DesRoches said.
The Wise County Veterans Group honored DesRoches with a memorial ceremony at Oaklawn Cemetery following the church service. He was active in fund-raising for the creation of the Wise County Veteran’s Memorial Park now under construction in Decatur.
Following his marriage to the former Cynthia Black of Decatur and his retirement from the Air Force, DesRoches moved to Decatur.
“He told me he came to Texas with three strikes against him,” said another brother, Paul DesRoches, at the memorial service. “First, he was a Yankee, second he talked so fast no one could understand him and third he had married the prettiest girl in town.”
After moving to Decatur he became involved in a number of civic activities and was a regular at the morning coffee roundtable at Mattie’s Restaurant on the Square in Decatur.
“I think Jim won you over,” said Paul DesRoches.
Bob DesRoches quoted his late brother as saying that the last 20 years of his life in Decatur was the “happiest he had ever been.”
Jim DesRoches’ daughter, Jamie Frontiero of Seabrook, N.H., told those at the memorial service that her father was happy in Texas.
“My dad loved being a New Englander and you all made him a Texan,” she said. “And for that I thank you.”
While on the Decatur City Council, DesRoches championed the need for a municipal swimming pool. It was something the city owed its children, he often said. He did not live to see the pool become a reality.
The funeral procession to Oaklawn Cemetery was led by Decatur police and firefighters. A special section of the church was filled with members of the city council and other city employees, including a dozen police officers.
In addition to his wife Cynthia and daughter Jamie, DesRoches is survived by a son, Scott Black of Dallas, and a daughter, Lori Manning of Lubbock. His brothers include Paul DesRoches of Somers, Conn., Bob DesRoches of Spokane, Wash., and Joe DesRoches of Virginia Beach, Va., and five grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 8, 2005

DiFiore, Kirk
1960-2004

Funeral for Kirk DiFiore, 44, of Dallas, brother of Cheryl Cole of Decatur, was Jan. 6.
DiFiore died Dec. 21, 2004, in Dallas.
Born Nov. 8, 1960, in Dallas to Hal and Bettie Difiore, he served active duty and reserve duty with the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his mother of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; two sisters, Cheryl Cole of Decatur and Rebecca Benitez of Fall Brook, Calif.; and a brother, Kyle DiFiore of LaJolla, Calif.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Dipprey, Clyde Earnest
1908-2005
Graveside service for Clyde Earnest Dipprey, 96, formerly of Park Springs was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Cumby Cemetery in Park Springs. The Rev. Rick Ross was to officiate.
Dipprey died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Wichita Falls.
Born April 29, 1908, in Round Timber, he was a pumper for Burk Royalty Company. He married Leola Mae Pierce Dipprey Feb. 11, 1928, in Round Timber and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife June 16, 1998; an infant daughter, Mathilda in May 1932, a daughter, Edna Lorene “Rene” Dipprey in June 1979; two brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by a daughter, Jimmie Brown of Wichita Falls; two sons, Owen Dipprey of Wichita Falls and Berarr “Dipp” Dipprey of Graham; a sister, Clara Rue of Olney; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 23, 2005

Dodson, Thomas L.
1919-2005
Thomas L. Dodson, 85, of Fort Worth died Jan. 22 and was buried in a private service at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Dodson was a Wise County Rancher and former resident of the Rhome area. He was a World War II Navy bomber pilot and was a veteran of the Guadalcanal, Iwoa Jima and Okinawa campaigns.
Family visitation was scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Plaza at Cityview in Fort Worth.
Survivors include his wife Clarabele (Pit) Dodson of Fort Worth and Thomas L. Dodson III of Decatur.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Donnell, James Lee
1941-2005
Funeral for James Lee Donnell, 64, of Azle has not been set.
Donnell died Monday, July 25, 2005, in Wise County.
Born July 1, 1941, in Roscoe he was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Donnell; a daughter, Christina Lynn (Donnell) Zrinsky of Haltom City; a son, Perry Keith Donnell of Midland; two grandchildren, Jered Frailey and Perry Donnell Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Dawn Frailey.
Published Thursday, July 28, 2005

Duke, Donald Jerry
1966-2005
Funeral for Donald Jerry Duke, 39, of Chico, was Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Zion Valley Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Randy Hardisty officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove No. 3 Cemetery.
Duke died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Chico.
Born April 26, 1966, in Eldorado Ark., he was an LVN.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Wilkins Moore, and a brother, Randy Dean Douglas.
He is survived by his father, Charles Duke, and wife, Linda; and two brothers, Andy Duke of Alvord and Jason Wilkins of Hamburg, Ark.
Pallbearers were Troy Pittman, David Leiving, Bobby Leiving, Stan Baker, Cordell Swindell, Paul Villegas, David Shepard and Cochise Bailey.
Published Thursday, September 22, 2005

Duncan, Willie T.
1932-2004

Funeral for Willie T. Duncan, 72, of Fort Worth, formerly of Paradise, was Jan. 3 at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Melvin Clay officiated. Burial followed at Perrin Memorial Gardens in Perrin.
Duncan died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 14, 1932, in Shannon, to Jessie and Eliza (Jackson) Duncan he was a retired heavy equipment operator for TXI. He served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. He married Shirley Swetnam Nov. 5, 1950, in Jacksboro.
He was preceded in death by a brother, J.M. Duncan; and four sisters, Jessie Mae Duncan, Ivory Tarpley, Hatt Lee McFadger and Ozella Hawkins.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, David Duncan and wife, Sharon; Danny Duncan and wife, Lisa, and Tommy Duncan and wife, Stacy; four daughters, Kay Petty and husband, Jerry, Kathy Counts and husband, Abe, Sharon Woodard and husband, Kevin and Carla Morris and husband, Mike; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 6, 2005

Durkin, Sharron Diane
1946-2005

Memorial service for Sharron Diane Durkin, 58, of Aurora will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Cityview Care Center in Fort Worth.
Durkin died Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Aurora.
Born July 12, 1946, in Indianapolis, to William and Sunny Axton, she was employed at Cityview Care Center as the human resources manager. She had been an Aurora resident for the last four years.
She is survived by a daughter, Kelly Canada and husband, Alan, of Aurora; two grandchildren, Kevin Doran and Caitlyn Canada, both of Aurora; her parents of Fort Worth; two sisters, Sunny Stout and husband, John, of Mansfield and Sue Wilkinson of Encinitas, Calif.; a brother, Robert Axton of Houston; two nieces and a nephew; and her former husband, Thomas Durkin of Aurora.
Published Sunday, June 5, 2005

Eady, Scott
1962-2005

Funeral for Scott Eady, 42, of Fort Worth was Friday, Jan. 14, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Gerre Joiner officiated.
Eady died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 1, 1962, in Anadarko, Okla., he was a claims adjuster.
He is survived by his former wife, Christine Eady of Leander; his parents, Demoin and Earlene Eady of Decatur; a daughter, Taryn Ciara Eady of Fort Worth; three sisters, Sherri Reynolds and Tracey Eady, both of Fort Worth and Deeann Anumel of Grand Prairie; and grandparents, Maybell Uhls of Norman, Okla., and Ann Thomas of Decatur.
Published Sunday, January 16, 2005

Earley, David K.
1923-2005
Funeral for David K. Earley, 82, of Hurst was July 21 at St. Vincent Episcopal Church in Bedford.
Earley died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in Bedford.
Born Feb. 14, 1923, in New Orleans, La., to John R. and Callie Earley he married Dorothy Frederick in 1952. They moved to Fort Worth in 1954 where he worked for Bell Helicopter as a tool and die maker. A master craftsman and inventor, he served in the Army Air Corps.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Sean Kevin Early and William Bradley Wise; a brother, John R. “Jack” Earley Jr. and two sisters, Naomi Earley Ketchum and Margaret Earley Bergen.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Linda Swindle and husband, Cordell; five grandchildren, David Wise, Kail, Michael and Melissa Swindle and Kathleen Swindle Slek; two great-grandchildren, Zoe and Jack Wise; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Ware Wise.
The family requests donations be made to St. Vincent’s Memorial Fund or to Vitas Hospice.
Published Sunday, July 24, 2005

Edwards, Billy Gene
1950-2005

Funeral for Billy Gene Edwards, 55, of Paradise was Sept. 22 in Bridgeport.
Edwards died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Decatur.
Born May 15, 1950, to Gene and Bonnie Edwards in Grapevine, he was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Niki Faye Edwards.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Edwards; a daughter, Chelsey Leah Edwards of Paradise; his father; three brothers, Ronnie Edwards and wife, Shirley, of Bridgeport, Terry Edwards of Argyle and Donnie Edwards and wife, Anita, of Bowie; and several nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, September 25, 2005

Elliott, Ronald Dean
1942-2005
Funeral for Ronald Dean Elliott, 63, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel.
Elliott died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, in Decatur.
He was born March 17, 1942, in Bridgeport, to Hoyte and Tommie Elliott.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Elliott.
He is survived by his wife, Dana Elliott; a son, Ronnie Autry Elliott and wife, Barbara of Runaway Bay; a daughter, Sarah Jo Elliott Cassaday of Decatur; a brother, James Elliott and wife, Diane; and six grandchildren, including a grandson, Tyler Deussen of Ponder.
The family requests memorials be made to Compass Hospice in Decatur.
Published Sunday, November 27, 2005

Elliston, Kathryn Suzanne
1944-2005
Funeral for Kathryn Suzanne Elliston, 60, of Bridgeport was May 6 in Jacksboro. Burial followed at Greenwood Community Cemetery in Weatherford. The Rev. Jody Sanders officiated.
Elliston died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in Jacksboro.
Born May 23, 1944, in Ranger, she was a medical biller and coder.
She is survived by her husband, David Elliston of Bridgeport; three daughters, Tamara Cooper of Bridgeport, Tanya Green of Wylie and Rhonda Bowens of Justin; her parents, Gail and Kathryn Mitchell of Breckenridge; three sisters, Carol Scott and Cheryl Craig, both of Wichita Falls, and Karen Smith of Weatherford; brother, Rodney Mitchell of Eastland; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher, Barry, Brittney, David, Jordan and Cheyenne.
Published Sunday, May 8, 2005

Estes, Royce Waynne, Sr.
1930-2005

Service for Royce Waynne Estes Sr., 75, of Briar was to be Saturday, June 25, at Christian Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Mel Hutzler Jr. of Boyd was to officiate.
Estes died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in Fort Worth. Born February 8, 1930, in Pampa, he was a retired shipping and receiving clerk for United Heat Treating. He became a Mason in 1961 and was a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jim Bob Estes; and a brother, Billy Joe Estes.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruby Estes, of Briar; three sons, Royce Waynne Estes Jr., and wife, Joyce, Samuel Forrest Estes, and Kenneth Paul Estes and wife, Cheryl; two sisters, Jacqueline Daugherty and husband Roy and Ann Corley; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, June 26, 2005

Eubanks, Marvin L.
1925-2005
Graveside service for Marvin L. Eubanks, 80, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Morris Freeman was to officiate.
Eubanks died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, in Bridgeport.
He was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Atoka, Okla., to Elmer and Effie Jenkins Eubanks. He married Merle Lee on June 19, 1947, in Arizona. He was retired from oilfield construction.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, J.R. and Donald “Pee Wee” Eubanks; two sisters, Leona Murphy and Caddy Butler; and a grandson, Aaron Huggins.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Dewayne Hedges and wife, Janet, of Arizona, J.R. Eubanks and wife, Saundra, of Bridgeport, and Don Eubanks and wife, Trisha, of Chico; two daughters, LaDonna Huggins and husband, Harley, of San Marcos, and Trenna Mosley of Bridgeport; two sisters, Lucille Eubanks and Dalene West; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Chad Eubanks, Nolan Eubanks, Hayden Eubanks, Bradley Brite, Chris Brite, John Hedges and Billy Hamilton.
Published Thursday, October 20, 2005

Evans, Johnathon M.
1984-2005
Memorial service for Johnathon M. Evans, 20, of Rhome was to be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Visitation was to be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.
Evans died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, in Tarrant County.
Born Oct. 5, 1984, in Tampa, Fla., to John Allen and Teresa Ann (Johnson) Evans, he was a machinist.
He is survived by his parents of Rhome; a brother, Chris Evans of Rhome; a sister, Sharley Evans of Rhome; grandparents, Betty Stine and Van Johnson, both of Florida, and Pat; and a great-grandparent, Dorthy Good of Arkansas.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Farrell, Melvin Ronal, Sr.
1937-2005
Funeral for Melvin Ronal Farrell Sr., 68, of Chico is pending in Colleyville.
Farrell died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in Chico.
Born Jan. 30, 1937, to William and Althea Farrell in Fort Worth, he was a retired machinist.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Batchelor of Joshua, and a brother, Donald Farrell of Keller.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Farrell; two sons, Melvin Ronal Farrell Jr. of Lake Bridgeport and Raymond Lee Farrell of Chico; six grandchildren, Amanda Higgins, Billy Farrell and Bradley Farrell, all of Chico, Lisa Armstrong of Jacksboro, Kimberly Spraberry of White Settlement and Christie Adcox of La Madelina, Italy; and three great-grandchildren, Colby, Katie and Shylee.
Published Thursday, June 16, 2005

Fellers, Velma Beatrice
1917-2005
Graveside service for Velma Beatrice Fellers, 88, of Decatur was Thursday, Nov. 3, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Fellers died Oct. 31, 2005, in Decatur.
Born June 8, 1917, in Arlington, to Frank and Ann Covington, she married Frank Fellers March 2, 1935, in Denton County. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, James Fellers and wife, Ruth, of Decatur; a daughter, Shirley Rhoades and husband, Melton, of Decatur; six grandchildren, Tommy Weatherly, Carolyn Grady, Beverly Stegell, Tony Dickey, Joey Dickey and Cathy Becum; and 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, November 6, 2005

Felton, William ‘Kyle’
1960-2005
Funeral for William “Kyle” Felton, 45, of Amarillo will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Amarillo South Church in Amarillo. Brad Small will officiate and Wendell Taylor will assist. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Amarillo.
Felton died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, in Amarillo. He was the son-in-law of John and Barbara Holland of Bridgeport.
Born April 17, 1960, to W.E. “Bill” and Betty Felton in Amarillo, he married Brenda Whittington-Holland Aug. 30, 1985, in Amarillo. He worked as a Textron Six-Sigma Specialist at Bell Helicopter.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Cody Kyle Felton of Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Chelsea Nicole Felton and Casea De’Neil Felton, both of Amarillo; a brother, Gary Wayne Smith of Amarillo; and his father.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell St., Amarillo, Texas 79109.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Fenoglio, Melvin E.
1923-2005
Funeral for Melvin E. Fenoglio, 82, of Montague was Sept. 13 at St. William Catholic Church. The Rev. Steven Berg officiated. Burial followed in the Montague Catholic Cemetery
Fenoglio died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Fort Worth.
He was born April 22, 1923, to Andrew J. and Mary Veretto Fenoglio in the Aurelia Community near Montague. He attended Decatur Baptist College and earned a bachelor’s degree from the North Texas State Teacher’s College – now the University of North Texas. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.
He served three years in the Navy during World War II on the destroyer U.S.S. Little. It was sunk off the coast of Okinawa. He then joined the Air Force Reserve and earned the rank lieutenant colonel before retiring with 29 years of service.
He worked as a newswriter for the Sherman Democrat in Sherman and then as a teacher, principal and superintendent in Montague. He spent 37 years in education and remained an active supporter after retirement.
He served as chairman of the Montague County Historical Commission for 25 years. He wrote three books about the county and edited another.
He was a member of several organizations, including the Iwo Jima Survivors’ Association, the U.S.S. Little Survivors’ Reunion, the University of North Texas Italian Symposium of Texas, North Montague County Museum and Friends of the Library of the University of North Texas.
Also, the Bowie and Nocona chambers of commerce, Montague County Retired School Personnel, Montague County Genealogical Society and the St. William Pastoral Council.
He was also chairman of the fund-drive to build St. William Catholic Church.
He held lifetime memberships in the Air Force Association, the Reserve Officers’ Association, Texas State Teachers’ Association, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Wilfong Fenoglio..
He is survived by his wife, Paulette, of Montague; two daughters, Catherine Martin of Denver, Colo., and Libby Webb of Wichita Falls; two sons, Michael Fenoglio of Denver, Colo., Steve Fenoglio of Austin and Scott Langan of Helotes; grandchildren Steven, Sarah and Amy Smith, Andrew, Megan (Krebs,) Zach and Melissa Fenoglio, Gayle and Robyn Taliaferro, Patrick, Trevor, Jared and Brittany Martin, Hannah, Elizabeth and Vanessa Geurin, and Abbey Langan; great-grandchildren Aidan, Adia and Maddox Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. William Catholic Church in Montague or to the Nocona High School General Scholarship Fund in Nocona.
Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

Ferguson, Jim
1943-2005
Graveside service for Jim Ferguson, 62, of Runaway Bay was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Eternal Oaks Cemetery in Runaway Bay. Roger Rhodes was to officiate.
Ferguson died Wednesday, June 15, 205, in Decatur.
Born April 10, 1943, in Pampa he was a retired associate director of the veterans administration of Bonham. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and PVA. He married Peggy L. Witcher on Jan. 3, 1962, in Amarillo.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ferguson; a son, Russell Sean Ferguson and wife, Dennine, of The Colony; a daughter, Lisa Lea McCarthy of Denison; his mother, Margaret Walton of Amarillo; two brothers, Keith Ferguson and wife, Penny, of Amarillo and Bill Walton and wife, Melody, of Plano; and three grandchildren, Crystal, Devon and Ethan.
Pallbearers were to be Mike Kershman, Keith Ferguson, Bill Walton, Russell Ferguson and Joshua Prado.
The family suggests memorials be made in his name to the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, P.O. Box 2169, Wylie, Texas 75098.
Published Sunday, June 19, 2005

Finlayson, Isla
1918-2005
Graveside service for Isla Finlayson, 86, of Rhome was March 18 at Aurora Cemetery. Jim Spencer officiated.
Finlayson died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Euless.
Born Aug. 28, 1918, in Rhome, she married John W. Finlayson in Marietta, Okla., in 1938.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Alice McGlothlin Greer and Inez Cheatham.
She is survived by a son, Billy Finlayson and wife, Mary, of Keller; a daughter, Nancy Lee Finlayson of Irving; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Estill of Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, March 20, 2005

Finley, Mary Etta
1914-2005

Funeral for Mary Etta Finley, 90, of Cottondale was Monday, Feb. 21, at First Baptist Church of Cottondale. The Rev. Phil Ratliff officiated. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.
Finley died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, in Arlington.
Born Oct. 6, 1914, in Paradise, she was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Newark and the W.M.U.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Finley; three sons, Charles, Carroll and Steven Finley and a daughter, Joyce Finley.
She is survived by three sons, Frankie Bob Finley and wife, Faye, of Moundridge, Kan., Bennie Finley and wife, Ann, of Sanger and David Finley and wife, Sharyn, of Yoder, Colo.; six daughters, Aretha Keefer and husband, Clarence, of Hillsboro, Litha Moss and husband, Emory, of Decatur, Earlyn Hood and husband, Jack, of Talco, Mary Barbara Thedford of Lolita, Peggy Meadows and husband, Clifford, of Rhome and Lottie Sue Coen and husband, Stephen, of Arlington; four sisters, Cleo Moss, Thelma Wood, Cletus Atkinson and Nora Ellen West; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Finley; 32 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Alvin Keefer, Ed Finley, Curtis Thedford, Gerald Finley, Kerry Finley and Jackie Hood.
Published Thursday, February 24, 2005

Floyd, Ivan Delbert
1935-2005
Graveside service for Ivan Delbert Floyd, 69, of Greenwood was Thursday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery. Tracy Epting officiated.
Floyd died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in Greenwood.
Born Feb. 22, 1935, in Wichita Falls, he was a newspaper distributor.
He is survived by his wife, Donalda Floyd; four step-daughters, Cindy Staley and Jaimie Lanier, both of Decatur, Brenda Miller of Greenwood and Kim Earwood of Krum; a brother, Guy Lee Floyd of California, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 16, 2005

Ford, Alice Winnie
1929-2005
There will be no service for Alice Winnie Ford, 76, of Alvord.
Ford died Oct. 16, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 4, 1929, in Pilot Knob, Mo., she was a nurse’s aide.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Calvin Ford.
She is survived by four sons, Gary Cooper, Robert J. Cooper of Poplar Bluff, Mo., George C. Ford Jr., of Doe Run, Mo., and Donovan Ford of Chico; two daughters, Judy Cooper of High Ridge, Mo., and Peggy Sandate of Decatur; one brother, Albert Brake of St. Genieve, Mo., two sisters, Doris Finley and Mildred Stretch, both of St. Genieve; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, October 20, 2005

Ford, Hazel Hoyle
1908-2005
Graveside service for Hazel Hoyle Ford, 96, of Seattle, Wash., will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Ford died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in Seattle.
Born Aug. 8, 1908, to David Laken and Lillie Rosetta Hoyle in the Oliver Creek community, the family moved to Decatur when she was 5 years old. As a young adult, she played piano for church services at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur and then played the organ when the church purchased its first one.
She taught at Decatur Elementary School from 1930 to 1939 and then she taught in Goldsmith. She married William “Bill” Ford in 1940. In 1992, she moved to Seattle to live near one of her daughters.
She was preceded in death by three siblings, May Hoyle Turner, Embry Hoyle and Dorothy Hoyle.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Lynn Jones and Carol Ford and three granddaughters, Donna Ivey, Danette Ivey and Anne Julian.
Published Thursday, February 24, 2005

Foreman, Ruth
1915-2005
Graveside service for Ruth Foreman, 90, of Bridgeport will be Monday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Hobbs will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Foreman died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born March 26, 1915, in Hicks Ranch, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Travis Dewy Foreman; a son, Grady Leon Foreman, a grandson, Michael Newton; three great-grandchildren, Tristen and Trevor Saunier and Cameron Williams; and a sister, Stella Arnold.
She is survived by two sons, Lannie Foreman and wife, Kay, of Runaway Bay, and Travis Eugene Foreman of Richardson; two daughters, Neta Fae Foreman of North Richland Hills and Betty Lou McKinnie and husband, Tommy, of Brighton, Tenn.; eleven grandchildren, Cheryl, Penny, Beverly, Ann, Jimmy Dan, Gerald Van, John, Dena, Kristi, Kim and Steven; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, November 13, 2005

Fortner, Thomas Richard
1967-2005
There will be no funeral for Thomas Richard Fortner, 37, of Whitesboro.
Fortner died Friday, June 17, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 8, 1967, in Kokomo, Ind., he was a cashier at WinStar Casino.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Fortner.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Tharp of Sherman; two brothers, Rodney Tharp and John Tharp, both of Pottsboro, and two sisters, Amber Tharp of Sherman and Susan Thompson of Wyoming.
Published Thursday, June 23, 2005

Foster, Catherine Lorine
1923-2005

Funeral for Catherine Lorine Foster, 82, of Bowie was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Ebenezer Pentecostal Church of God in Bowie. The Revs. Raymond Terry and Bill Brown were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Nocona Cemetery.
Foster died Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Bowie.
Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Garvin County, Okla., she was a laundry worker at Bowie Nursing Center for more than 20 years. She married Riley Foster Feb. 27, 1943.
She was preceded in death by one son, William Morris Foster.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Linda Sue Murray and husband, David, and Diane Moody and husband, Glen, all of Bowie and Mildred Joyce Davidson and husband, Billie, of Paradise; three sons, James Robert (Bobby) Foster and wife, Edith, Jimmy Doyle Foster and wife, Sheri, and Darrell Lynn Foster and wife, Dobbin, all of Bowie; one half-sister, Ellen, of California; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Foster of Bowie and Martha West of Hamilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowie Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels.
Published Sunday, June 5, 2005

Franklin, Bobbie Lou Fisher Sullivent
1933-2005
Funeral for Bobbie Lou Fisher Sullivent Franklin, 71, of El Paso will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Summer-Bakker Funeral Home Chapel in Eastland. Burial will follow in the Eastland Cemetery. Jimmy Maples will officiate.
Franklin died Saturday, April 2, 2005, in El Paso.
She was born May 8, 1933, to Blanche and Pat Fisher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her mother, Jean Fisher; her husband, Billie Sullivent; and a daughter, Betty Sullivent Wilson.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Franklin of El Paso; children, Irene Sullivent of Boyd, David and Rebecca Sullivent of Eastland, Sandy and Don Sumner of Las Cruces, N.M., John and Patty Franklin and Jack and Debbie Franklin, all of El Paso; three brothers, Jerry Fisher and wife, Esther, of San Antonio, Jack Fisher and wife, Rita, of Abilene and Sandy Fisher and wife, Tina, of Arlington.
Published Thursday, April 7, 2005

Freeman, Delores
1929-2005
Service for Delores Freeman, 76, of Chico was to be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Dr. Charles Holland was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Freeman died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 23, 1929, in Fort Worth to Charles and Annie (Reed) Kelley, she was a housewife and cattle rancher. She was a member of Runaway Bay Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Freeman, and nine brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a son, Tommy Freeman and wife, Melissa, of Runaway Bay; two daughters, Billie Jones and husband, Roger, of Canyon Lake and Kay St. John and husband, Troy, of Chico; a brother, Tommy Kelley; three sisters, Cathy Davis, Pat Kucker and Bobby Mackay; four grandsons, John, Jeff, Mike and Chris; two granddaughters, Kelley and Jenny; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Jerrod Mowery, J.D. Coffman, George Cowley, Bill White, Glenn Poyner and George Blake.
Published Sunday, December 4, 2005

Fuller, Mary Ella
1940-2005
A private service will be held for Mary Ella Fuller, 64, of Greenwood following her cremation.
Fuller died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 21, 1940, in Panhandle, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Bobby Putman of Freeport, Fla.; two daughters, Maggie Williams of Greenwood and Donella Smith of Berryville, Ark.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, November 24, 2005

Furst, Jessie Marie ‘Tommy Ruth’
1923-2005

Funeral for Jessie Marie “Tommy Ruth” Furst, 81, of Boyd was Jan. 24 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Furst died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in California.
Born Dec. 17, 1923, in Paris to Bruster and Birdie (Collins) Ring, she was a retired clerk for Country Inn Hotel in Lubbock. She was a member of the Briar Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kellie Marie Bradberry Norris, and a brother, Clyde Glenn Ring.
She is survived by three daughters, Sallie Bradberry and husband, Timothy of Boyd, Suzanne Howell and husband, Alton, and Nancy Furst; eight grandchildren, James “Jimmie Lee” Bradberry and wife, Tiffany, Andra Rene Bradberry, Aaron Wesley Bradberry and wife Alisha, Melinda Lee Kelley and husband, George, Alan Dale Howell and wife, Nicole, Pamela Marie Howell, Traci Lynn Lundin and husband, Gunner and William Randall Conner and wife, Burgandy; great-grandchildren, Rhonda Stockton and husband, Corey, Amber Norris, Mark, Tiffany Leigh, Cheyenne, Ashton, McKenzie Rhea, T.J. and Grant Steven Bradberry, Jordan Marie and Jessie Paige Kelley, Alandra Destiny Warner, Aidan James Howell, Nicholas James Brown, Trent Gunner and Unique-Eileen Lundin, Quinn L. Jackson and Gwynn-Eileen Elizabeth Conner; great-great-grandchildren, Ryan and Alex Stockton and Mattie Bradberry; and a brother, Horace Ring.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Lee Bradberry, Aaron Wesley Bradberry, Mark Bradberry, Alan Dale Howell, George Earl Kelley and William Randall Conner.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Gabbert, Wesley Harve
1950-2005
Graveside service for Wesley Harve Gabbert, 54, of Denton was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Gerre Joiner was to officiate and Darrell Jones was to assist.
Born May 30, 1950, in Bowie to Wesson and Mary Gabbert, he died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Denton.
He is survived by his sons, Colin Alan Gabbert and Eric Ian Gabbert, both of Decatur; three sisters, Kay Lynn Goodlett, Carolyn Sue Elmore and Linda Rebecca Huskins, all of Wichita Falls; and two aunts.
Published Thursday, May 19, 2005

Galloway, Kenneth R.
1955-2005

Funeral for Kenneth R. Galloway, 49, of Boyd was to be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 28, at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Steve Richardson was to officiate and the Rev. Nolan Warner was to assist. Burial was to follow at Keeter Cemetery.
Galloway died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in Dallas.
Born Oct. 20, 1955, in Fort Worth, he married Pam Jackson June 20, 1987, in Cisco. He was a 1980 graduate of Tarleton State University.
He was the owner of Kap’s Donut Shop in Boyd and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boyd.
He was a member of the North Texas Longhorn Association, the Good Neighbor Sam Club and the Ark-La-Tex Longhorn Association.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Samuel Galloway of Boyd; two daughters, Sarah Galloway and Allie Galloway, both of Boyd; two brothers, Joe Galloway of Mount Vernon and Lonnie Galloway of Newark; a sister, Sharlene Sims of Decatur; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Kevin Wink, Dan Estel, Mark Pritchard, John Allen, Wallace Rasberry and Chip Norman.
Published Sunday, May 29, 2005

Galttana, W.C.
1914-2005

Graveside service for W.C. Galttana, 90, of Azle was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Dido Cemetery. H.A. Geeo was to officiate.
Galttana died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, in Azle.
Born Dec. 18, 1914, in the Dido Community, he was a mechanic. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Newark Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Blake Galttana, and a great-grandchild, Justin Good.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Galttana of Azle; three sons, Billy Edward Galttana and wife, Donna, and Curtis Ray Galttana and wife, Sherry, all of Boyd, and James Wesley Galttana of Azle; three daughters, Kathren Ferguson and husband, Auther and Edith Rothrock and husband, William, all of Azle, and Virginia Melton and husband, Wayne, of Boyd; a sister, Mary Thomas and husband, Glen, of Azle; 23 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

Garrett, Nemmie Estaline
1924-2005

Service for Nemmie Estaline Garrett, 81, of Alvord was July 25 in Decatur. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Garrett died Friday, July 22, 2005, in Denton.
Born March 23, 1924, in Decatur, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guyten W. Garrett.
She is survived by a daughter, Gay Dickens of Alvord; a brother, Ray Roberts of Groveton; a sister, Bobbie Ashley of Decatur; a grandson, Michael Dickens of Denton; and a great-granddaughter, Katherine Margaret Dickens of Denton.
Pallbearers were Greg Hancock, Aaron Hancock, Ben Bridgeman, Phillip Bridgeman, Greg Shaw and David Mote.
Published Thursday, July 28, 2005

Garrison, Kenneth Wayne
1954-2005
Graveside service for Kenneth Wayne Garrison, 50, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Daniel Teed was to officiate.
Garrison was born July 1, 1954, and died May 4, 2005, in Decatur.
Published Sunday, May 8, 2005

Garza, Raymundo
1926-2005
A memorial service is pending for Raymundo Garza, 79, of Decatur. He died Thursday, July 28, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 7, 1926, in Mexico, he worked in forest preservation.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Lozano Garza; three sons, Raymundo Garza of Fairview, Francisco Garza of Dallas and Julio Garza of Montgomery, Ill.; four daughters, Jean, Maria, Elsa and Guadalupe; a brother, Afredo Garza; two sisters, Anjelica Trevino and Teodora Mendoz; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, August 4, 2005

Gillespie, Leatrice June
1932-2005
Graveside service for Leatrice June Gillespie, 72, of Granbury will be Friday, Jan. 28, at the Tin Top Cemetery. Visitation was to be Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home in Granbury.
Gillespie died Saturday, June 22, 2005, in Granbury.
Born June 12, 1932, in Cottle County, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She is survived by her children, Dale Gillespie and wife, Debra, and Ed Gillespie and wife, Brenda, all of Alvord, Lelia Childress and husband, Larry, of Perryville, Ark., and Billy Gillespie and wife, Amy, and James Gillespie and wife, Delores, all of Granbury; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Givens, Winnie Luanna
1908-2005
Graveside service for Winnie Luanna Givens, 96, of Bridgeport was Monday, Sept. 12, at Bolivar Cemetery. Wendell Givens officiated.
Givens died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 18, 1908, in Hillene, N.M., she was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Wendell Givens of Gunter; two daughters, Marilyn Johnson of Bridgeport and Geneva Fender of Ruidoso, N.M.; 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

Gollakner, Paul Joseph
1958-2005
No service will be held for Paul Joseph Gollakner, 47, of Rhome. Visitation will be Monday, June 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
Gollakner died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 27, 1958, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Joyce and Joseph Gollakner, he was a stay-at-home father.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Gollakner of Rhome; his mother, Joyce Gollakner of Milwaukee; son Jason Schwabe and wife, Cristina, of Decatur; two daughters, Melissa Emons and husband, Javier, of Wisconsin, and Samantha Gollakner of Rhome; four brothers, Tim Gollakner, Roger Gollakner, Brian Gollakner, Ted Gollakner and wife, Debra, all of Wisconsin; two sisters Pamela Mier and husband, John, and Penny Pederson and husband, Steve, all of Wisconsin; and two grandchildren, Makayla Emons and Railey Emons, both of Wisconsin.
Published Sunday, June 19, 2005

Gonzales, Apolinaria DeLaRosa
1946-2005

Funeral service for Apolinaria DeLaRosa Gonzales, 59, of River Oaks, was to be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Gonzales died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 in Fort Worth.
She was born March 10, 1946, in Robstown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete G. Gonzales; and a son, Trinidad Gonzales.
She is survived by four children, Pete Gonzales and wife, Swanda, Sarah Walton and husband, Charles, Steve Gonzales and wife, Lisa, all of Fort Worth, and Rachel Gonzales Castillo and husband, Cudberto, of Bridgeport; 13 grandchildren; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, September 18, 2005

Gonzalez, Luis Inocente
1991-2005

Funeral for Luis Inocente Gonzalez, 13, of Bridgeport will be held at a later date in Socorro Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico. Burial will follow at Panteon Municipal de Zaragoza.
A rosary was to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
Gonzalez died Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 9, 1991, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, he was a seventh grade student and a Catholic.
He is survived by his parents, Inocente Gonzalez Fraga and Maria Gonzalez of Bridgeport; a brother, Eduardo Gonzalez; two sisters, Nayely Gonzalez and Evelyn Gonzalez; and grandparents, Jesus Gonzalez, Josefa Fraga, Paulino Dominguez and Maria Luis Gonzalez, all of Zaragoza.
Published Thursday, June 2, 2005

Gonzolez, Ximena Victoria
2005
Graveside service for Ximena Victoria Gonzolez, the infant daughter of Edgar Gonzolez and Felicitas Delgado, both of Decatur, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Manuel Rodriguez was to officiate.
Born June 6, 2005, Gonzolez died June 20, 2005, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Maria and Rodolfo Olivares of Chico, Refugio Gonzolez of Nueva Rosita, Mexico, and Victor and Irene Delgado of Monterrey, Mexico; four aunts; three uncles and several cousins.
Published Thursday, June 23, 2005

Goss, Lee Berry
1914-2005
Funeral for Lee Berry Goss, 91, of Fort Worth and formerly of Boyd, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at D/FW National Cemetery in Dallas. The Rev. Robert Bostick will officiate.
Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Goss died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born April 10, 1914, in Mississippi, he was a farmer and a mechanic. He served in the Army during World War II and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Goss; his second wife, Lola Goss; two sons, Mike and Tommy Goss; two brothers, Mack and Homer Goss; and two sisters, Eva Turner and Annie Huffman.
He is survived by two sons, Wallace Goss and wife, Maybell of Newark and Lee Goss Jr. and wife, Shelley of Hurst; two daughters, Martha Laney and husband, Doug and Linda Crutsinger, all of Fort Worth; a brother, Nathan Goss of Mississippi; a sister, Daisey Ashmore of Haltom City; a sister-in-law, Linnie Goss of Fort Worth; two daughters-in-law, Pat and Sheryl Goss; and 21 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, December 1, 2005

Graham, Jimmy Todd
1973-2005

Funeral for Jimmy Todd Graham, 32, of Chico will be Monday, Oct. 17, at the Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Roger Rhodes and Jim Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow at the Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Clay County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Graham died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at home in Chico.
Born Feb. 26, 1973, in Bowie to Jimmy D. and Barbara Mitchell Graham, he was an inspector for the Department of Homeland Security.
He was a member of the Cates Street Church of Christ and a 1991 graduate of Bridgeport High School where he played football and baseball. While in high school, he was a member of FFA in which he was a Texas state hay judging finalist.
In 1998, Graham earned dual bachelor of science degrees in horticulture and plant and soil sciences from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. He then worked as a landscape designer for SPSD in Arlington.
In 2001, he took a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an inspector in the international terminal of DFW airport. He was assigned to homeland security in 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Deneise; daughters, Maegan and Kaetlyn Flavin of Chico; his parents, Jim and Jan Graham of Bridgeport; a grandmother, Mary Mitchell of Bridgeport; a sister, Heather Destratis and husband, George, of Bridgeport; parents-in-law, J.M. and Barbara Brooks of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Raymond Perez, Curley Pina, Chad Woodard, Edgar Salinas, Andy Hotger, Grady Speed, Joe Mitchell and Kenny Buescher. Honorary pallbearers were to be Alan Powers, Keven Herndon, Bob Houston and Kendall Brown.
Published Sunday, October 16, 2005

Graham, Leon
1919-2005
Funeral for Leon Graham, 85, was April 29 in Bridgeport. Burial followed at Cumby Cemetery. The Rev. Melvin Clay officiated.
Graham died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Chico.
Born Dec. 2, 1919, in Denton County to Charlie and Gertie (Jones) Graham, he was a rancher and a retired oilfield pumper. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico and served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Whitis Graham.
He is survived by a son, Monte Leon Graham and wife, Judy, of Chico; a grandson, Coalby Leon Graham of Chico; a granddaughter, Brandie Clark and husband, Chris, of Wichita Falls; and a great-granddaughter, Chandler Clark.
Pallbearers were Audie Morris, Arlon Morris, Robert Van Fleet, Lynn Mowery, Jerry Thompson and James Caldwell.
Published Sunday, May 1, 2005

Graham, Randall Bruce
1957-2005
Funeral for Randall Bruce Graham, 48, of Fort Worth was Monday, Dec. 19, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Graham died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in Fort Worth.
He was born June 24, 1957, in Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Isaac Graham.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Roylene Neally Graham; a daughter, Tosha Black and husband, Tony; five grandchildren, Michael, Heather and Alisha Black, Ryan Garcia and Tony Black Jr.; his mother, Jackie Jones of Boyd; a sister, Debbie Renfro and husband, Donnie and several nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, December 22, 2005

Green, Alice Jean Parker
1934-2005
Graveside service for Alice Jean Parker Green, 70, of Bridgeport was Friday, July 15, at Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Hobbs officiated.
Green died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 17, 1934, in Wilbarger County, she was a retired registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Green, in 1970.
She is survived by a son, Earl Green and wife, Pansy, of Bridgeport; a daughter, Laura Beth Mahan of Weatherford; five grandchildren, James, Rachel, Kenneth, Shana and Lea; two great-grandchildren, Tierney and Jaice; a brother, John Parker and wife, Mary Ann, of Graham; two sisters, Florence VanHoose and husband, Albert, of Ralls and Vinna Reichert of Quincy, Ill. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published Sunday, July 17, 2005

Green, Callie Mae
1919-2005

Graveside service for Callie Mae Green, 86, of Aurora was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Aurora Cemetery. Steve Richardson was to officiate.
Green died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, in Aurora.
Born July 16, 1919, in Springtown, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Boyd.
She is survived by her husband, L.T. Green; three sons, Bill Green and Terry Green, both of Granbury, and Charles Green of Azle; a sister, Edna Faye Williams of Springtown; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, September 25, 2005

Green, Frances
1920-2005
Graveside service for Frances Green, 84, of Comfort was March 5 at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Green died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, in Kerrville.
Born March 1, 1920, in Newcastle to William and Minnie Slaton, she married Dr. Paul Green Aug. 18, 1941, in Chickasha, Okla. She was a school librarian for 25 years at Pat M. Neff Middle School in San Antonio.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Slaton.
She is survived by her husband; three children, Celia Carroll and husband, Larry, of Santa Monica, Calif., Joe Green and wife, Judy, of Marble Falls, and Paula Wallace and husband, Bob, of Hickory Valley, Tenn.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Richey and husband, George, of San Angelo.
Published Sunday, March 13, 2005

Green, Robert L. ‘Bo’
1925-2005

Funeral for Robert L. “Bo” Green, 79, of Bridgeport was Aug. 23 at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Dimmitt officiated. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
Green died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 20, 1925, in Bridgeport, he was a dairy farmer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, J.D., Marion “Shorty,” Cecil “Pee Wee,” Jimmy Carole and Sue.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Green; a son, Clayton Green and wife, Debbie, of Bridgeport; three daughters, Beth Montford and husband, David, and Karen Cook and husband, Jamie, all of Bridgeport, and Juanita Mundy and husband, Von, of Flower Mound; 11 grandchildren, Katie, Jarrod, Lance, Rodney, Jennifer, Cason, Mason, Kaleb, Parker, Kelsey and Hanna; four great-granchildren, Lane, Zane, Makane and Roston; and a sister, Lorene Senters of Bridgeport.
Pallbearers were Jarrod Montford, Cason Jordon, Mason Jordan, Lance Morrow, Rodney Morrow, Wendell Wiggins, Gary Green and Glen Romines.
The family requests memorials be made to the Dr. Oshaughnessy Fund No. 52161 at Baylor Healthcare Foundation, 3600 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Texas 75246.
Published Thursday, August 25, 2005

Green, Ronald Woodrow
1943-2005

Graveside service for Ronald Woodrow Green, 61, of Bridgeport will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, at Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Demmitt, the Rev. O.R. Looper and Trish New will officiate.
Green died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 23, 1943, in Decatur, he was an antique dealer. He attended St. Barnabus and Ascension and St. Mark’s Episcopal churches.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Green.
He is survived by two daughters, Robin Riggs and husband, Conard, of Bridgeport, and Shannon Speyer and husband, Tom, of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, Cameron, Brennan and Ryan; his mother, Lorene Green of Bridgeport; a sister, Joy Palmer of Decatur; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family requests memorials be made to Compass Hospice.
Published Thursday, February 10, 2005

Green, Sam Houston
1917-2005
Funeral for Sam Houston Green, 87, of Decatur will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Cornerstone Baptist Church. The Rev. Raymond Jones was to officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
Born Dec. 18, 1917, in Bridgeport, Green died Jan. 10, 2005, in Decatur.
He was a dairy farmer.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Cook of Stephenville and Maxine Ordway of Astoria, Ore.
He is survived by his wife, Florene Green of Decatur; two daughters, Van Elder of Missouri and Barbara Rhine of Decatur; grandchildren Keitha Morris and Jamye Christian of Decatur, Brent Elder of Lees Summit, Mo., and Dana Sappington of Joplin, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Cody Christian, Carley Jones and Justin and Kayla Morris of Decatur, Ryan and Andria Elder of Lees Summit, and Lauren and Clayton Sappington of Joplin; great-great-granddaughter, Riley Christian of Decatur; two sisters, Nellie Green and Evelyn Johnson, both of Bridgeport, Annie Lusk of Haskell, Maggie Cook of Ennis and Geraldine Whitley of San Antonio; and brother, J.M. “Jeat” Green of Bridgeport.
Pallbearers will be Brent Elder, Card Sappington, Tim Morris, Greg Christian, Cody Christian, Justin Morris, Ryan Elder and Clayton Sappington.
Published Thursday, January 13, 2005

Gregory, Evelyn E.
1935-2005

Graveside service for Evelyn E. Gregory, 70, of Alvord was to be Dec. 23 at Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua. The Rev. Jesse Wilson officiated.
Gregory died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, in Alvord.
Born Sept. 21, 1935, in Apache, Okla., to James and Ruby Matthews Elmore, she married Wesley Gregory Nov. 2, 1951, in Irving. She was a member of the Maplewood Baptist Church in North Richland Hills.
She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Evelyn Jean Gregory of Sunset and Donna Smith and husband, Tommy, of North Richland Hills; four grandchildren, Amy Zane, Daniel and Stephanie; and six great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 Farm Road 51 South, Suite 400, Decatur, Texas 76234.
Published Sunday, December 25, 2005

Grogan, Ronald Gene
1948-2005
Graveside service for Ronald Gene Grogan, 57, of Bridgeport was Dec. 23 at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Luke Oyler officiated.
Grogan died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born March 18, 1948, in Dallas, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his guardian, Donna Foley; a brother, Victor Grogan; and a sister, Beverly.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Grundy, Bobby Gene
1952-2005

Graveside service for Bobby Gene Grundy, 52, of Decatur was July 25 at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated.
Grundy died Friday, July 22, 2005, in Decatur.
He was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Decatur to Billy and Hazel Taylor Grundy. A construction worker, he was a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a granddaughter, Cheyanne.
He is survived by his father, Billy Grundy and wife, Renna, of Decatur; a daughter, Michelle Van Den Biggelar and husband, John, of Ponder; three grandchildren, Amber, Ashton and Jonathan; a brother, Eddy Lee Grundy of Decatur; a sister, Billie Rawle of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Philip Grundy, Shawn Grundy, Craig Rawle, Jordan Rawle, Johnny McDaniel and John Van Den Biggelar.
Published Thursday, July 28, 2005