Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2005
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Hachtel, Gabriela
1962-2005
Funeral for Gabriela Hachtel, 42, of Newark will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Dan Hunt will officiate.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the funeral home.
Hachtel died Sunday, June 19, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 13, 1962, in Augsburg, Germany, she was a homemaker. She married James David Hachtel on March 25, 1988, in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Douglas Foxworth.
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Seiglinde Bumair of Augsburg; two sons, Andreas Bumair and Jimmy Hachtel, both of Newark; and two brothers, Thomas Bumair and Michael Bumair, both of Augsburg.
Published Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hachtel, Mary Francis
1919-2005
Funeral for Mary Francis Hachtel, 85, of Sanger was Feb. 27 at the First Baptist Church in Sanger. E.L. McNeal officiated. Burial followed at Sanger Cemetery.
Hachtel died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in Denton.
Born March 13, 1919, to Jim and Pearl (Cowart) Ready in Sanger, she married Marvin Weldon Hachtel on Oct. 17, 1942. She worked for the United States Postal Service in Sanger for 18 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Ethelyn Amyx; and two brothers, Bobby J. Ready and Richard Ready.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Rippey and Carol Knightstep, both of Sanger; a sister, Peggy Crunk of Ivanhoe; a brother, James Ready of Sanger; three grandchildren, Donny Knightstep, Bill Jon Rippey and Jona Gillum and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Willie Keith Pate, Johnny Forrest, Bill Crunk, Kyle Amyx, Billy Ed Nance and Jim Rob Ready.
Published Thursday, March 3, 2005

Hale, Benjamin Franklin, Jr.
1920-2005
Services were held for Benjamin Franklin Hale Jr., 84, of Bowie, Thursday, March 31 at Immanuel Baptist Church. Charles Taylor and Louis Horton officiated. Burial followed in Sweetwater Cemetery.
He was born October 27, 1920, in Wise County, to Benjamin F. Sr. and Ella Hudson Hale. He died March 28, 2005, in Bowie.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Louella Bowling; daughter-in-law Shirley Hale; and his first wife, Mattie Viola Fennell.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Russell of Bowie; three sons, Ben Hale of Bridgeport, Johnny Hale and wife, Kim, of Decatur, and Danny Hale and wife, Kristie, of Bowie; daughters, Shirley Donley and husband, David, of Bowie, and Faye Wilson and husband, Jimmy, of Mineral Wells; brothers, Joe Cody Hale and Lee Roy Hale of Decatur, Pete Hale of Denton, and James Marco Hale of Henrietta; sisters, Jane Cearley of Decatur, Inez Rodgers of Fort Worth, Joyce Horton of Fort Worth, Lois Davidson of Lindale and Pat Spoede of Denison; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ben Hale, Johnny Hale, Danny Hale, Russell Dunlap, Scotty Hale, Brian Hale, Christopher Meekins and Caleb Hale.
Published Sunday, April 3, 2005

Hale, Robert Elmer
1938-2005
Funeral for Robert E. Hale, 67, of Decatur was Aug. 15 in Decatur. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery.
Hale died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, in Decatur.
Born July 15, 1938, in Decatur to Harry and Pearl Brock Hale, he lived in Decatur until he joined the military in 1957. He retired from the Army as a staff sergeant in 1977 at Fort Bliss in El Paso.
After his military service, he drove trucks cross-country for 18 years. He was awarded safe driving records for 500,000 miles for Hospital Supply and one million miles for Baxter-Converters Bulk Mail Service. In 1995, he returned to Decatur after a medical retirement.
He is preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Rutherford and Harry Lee Walker; his first wife, Mary Curtis; three nephews, Odas Lee, Ronnie Walker and Lonnie Walker; and three brothers-in-law, J.C. Dawson, Odas Jr. Walker and Norman Hoak.
He is survived by his wife, OkSon Hale; a son, Robert Hale Jr.; a daughter, Pamela Brambilla and husband, Lazandro, of El Paso; a granddaughter, Autumn Brambilla of El Paso; a stepson, John W. Curtis of New Mexico; a brother, Fred Alan Hale of El Paso; two sisters, Willa Mae Dawson of Decatur and Leona Tyler of Fort Worth; and two brothers in law, James Rutherford and LeeRoy Tyler.
Published Sunday, August 21, 2005

Halford, Robert L., Jr.
1929-2005

Funeral for Robert L. Halford Jr., 76, of Bishop and formerly of Wise County was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Alvord Church of Christ. A memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 20, at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary in Kingsville.
Halford died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in Bishop.
Born April 3, 1929, in Seymour, to Robert Lee Halford and Myrtle Thomas Halford, he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and attained the rank of sergeant under combat conditions. He graduated with a degree in ag science from Texas Tech in 1958. He married Jeannette Holland in 1959, and she preceded him in death in 1976. He married Donna Allard Perrault in 1977.
He graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1981 with a master’s degree in education and later served as principal at Alvord. He was a minister at Sunset, Crafton, Greenwood, Alvord, Forestburg and Bishop Churches of Christ.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Adam and James; two brothers, Charles and J.D. Halford and one sister, Mary Halford Fain.
He is survived by three children, Cindy Jeter and husband, Larry, of Chantilly, Va., Becky Stephens and husband, Russell, of Decatur and Stephen Halford and wife, Stefanie, of Southaven, Miss.; four step-children, Barry Perrault and wife, Lesa, of Humble, Tom Perrault and wife, Cheryl, of Richmond, Va., Kendra Perrault Nash and husband, John, of Missouri City and Elaine Perrault Murrell and husband, Brian, of London, England; 10 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; five sisters, Lois Nikirk and husband, Roy, of Corpus Christi, Jolu Rupel and husband, Gene, of Joshua Tree, Calif., Wilma House of Aledo and Opal Morton and husband, Dick, and Sharon Walker, all of Fort Worth, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, the Bishop Church of Christ or the Disabled American Veterans.
Published Sunday, October 23, 2005

Hancock, Woodie Frank
1922-2005
Graveside service for Woodie Frank Hancock, 82, of Vancouver, Wash., was Friday, Dec. 16, in Alvord. Joe Hancock officiated.
Hancock died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in Vancouver.
He was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Alvord.
He was preceded in death by a son, Teddy Hancock.
He is survived by his wife, Marge; two sons, Timothy Hancock of Cartersville, Ga., and Messel Hancock of Gresham, Ore.; a daughter, Donna Langford of Oklahoma; a brother, Wade Hancock of Texarkana; a sister, Lawanna McClure of Decatur; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 18, 2005

Hand, Leroy
1922-2005
Funeral for Leroy Hand, 82, of Chico was June 7 at First Baptist Church of Chico. The Rev. Jason Ewing officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Hand died Saturday, June 4, 2005, in Chico.
Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Electra to George W. Sr. and Edna Brown Hand, he was a retired welder. A lifetime resident of Chico, he married Patsy Jennings on Dec. 18, 1954, in Bridgeport. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the 1276 Combat Engineers Association and the First Baptist Church of Chico.
He was preceded in death by a brother, G.W. Hand.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Mickey Hand and wife, Lindee, of Chico, Tim Hand and wife, Debbie, of Decatur, and Rusty Hand and wife, Gaile, of Chico; eight grandchildren, Amy Silletti, Brent Hand, Jill Martin, Brian Hand, Aaron Hand, Breann Hand, Ashton Hand and Asa Hand; six great-grandchildren, Marcus, Christian, Kambree, Camden, Abby and Reece; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Hand of Chico; and numerous nieces and nephews.
An honor guard from Fort Hood will conduct a flag presentation at the graveside.
Pallbearers were Brent Hand, Brian Hand, Aaron Hand, Asa Hand, Anthony Silletti and Scott Martin. Honorary pallbearers were men from Hand’s Bible study Sunday school class.
Published Sunday, June 12, 2005

Hardee, Leona Irene
1915-2005
Funeral for Leona Irene Hardee, 89, of Alvord was July 1 at the First Baptist Church of Alvord.
Hardee died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in Alvord.
Born Oct. 19, 1915, to Liza Ozella Collins and George Earnest Raley in the West Academy community near Chico, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord. She attended school in the West Academy community and graduated from Chico High School in 1935. She married Joe Burl Hardee on March 7, 1944, in Decatur. They moved to Alvord in 1945.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and four sisters, Loy Knight, Lessie Robertson, Sue Nivens and Allison Raley.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Elsmere and husband, Edward; two sons, Larry Hardee and wife, Ruthann, Vernon Hardee and wife, Karen, all of Alvord; eight grandchildren, Randy Hardee and wife, Gwen, Ricky Hardee and wife, Michelle, Lenny Hardee, Jamie Hicks and husband, Jesse, and Meredith Elsmere, all of Alvord, Jennifer Dunn and husband, Brandon, of Bridgeport, and Mike Hardee and Sherry Gibson, both of Midwest City, Okla.; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Alvord building fund, Solaris Hospice or a memorial of choice.
Published Sunday, July 3, 2005

Harrison, Lona Maye (Babcock)
1932-2005
Funeral for Lona Maye (Babcock) Harrison, 72, of Gainesville was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville. The Revs. Mark Lowen and Mark Fuller were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Harrison died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in Gainesville.
Born Nov. 16, 1932, in New Boston to Edward W. and Alma Mae (Jeffries) Babcock, she married Kenneth Warren Harrison Nov. 22, 1947, in Wellington. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, manager for the Edison School cafeteria for 32 years and a cook at Gainesville High School for many years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Francis Wilson, Katie Carver and Sydney Golden and three brothers, Pat, John Earl and Wesley Babcock.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Edward and Jan (Robison) Harrison of Decatur; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Cross and husband, Dan, of Huntsville and Jeanne Karen Bruner of Mineola; eight grandchildren, Kenneth Douglas Harrison of New Haven, Conn., Bradley Earl Harrison of College Station, Kenna Marie Musgrove and husband, Shane, of Tomball, Martin David Stroble and wife, Stephanie, and Hans Harrison Stroble, both of Houston, Melissa Jane Baxley and husband, Toby, of Springhill, Tenn., Charles Worth and wife, Rachel, of Carrollton and Laura Elizabeth Bruner of College Station; three great-grandchildren, Kaila Marie Musgrove and Taylor Marie Musgrove, both of Tomball, and Stanley Garrett Baxley of Springhill; a sister, Jean Voth and husband, Jerry, of Carrollton; a former son-in-law, David Stroble and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be grandsons and two nephews.
Published Sunday, May 29, 2005

Harry, Ancel Marion
1940-2005
Funeral for Ancel Marion Harry, 65, of Runaway Bay was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at First Baptist Church of Ackerly. The Rev. Jimmy Styles was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.
Harry died Sunday, May 15, in Fort Worth.
Born May 5, 1940, in Ackerly, he married Dorothy Mae Williams Aug. 25, 1962, in Ackerly. He served as a deacon in various Baptist churches for 35 years and was a red coat salesman for the Origill Company. He graduated from Ackerly High School and attended Texas Tech, Howard College and Draughns Business College.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Steve Harry of McKinney; a brother, Alvis Kenneth Harry of North Richland Hills; and two grandsons, Zach and Indy Harry of McKinney.
Memorials may be made to the Cardiopulmonary Research Science Technology Institute in care of the Congenital Heart Program, 7777 Forest Lane Ste. C-808, Dallas, TX 75230 or http://www.CRSTI.org.
Published Thursday, May 19, 2005

Hart, Ethel Gray
1915-2005
Graveside service for Ethel Gray Hart, 89, of Bridgeport was March 4 at Dido Cemetery.
Hart died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born July 25, 1915, in Vernon, Ala., she was a van driver for the Wise County Committee on Aging and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmie Martin Sr., and two grandsons, Jimmie Martin Jr. and Michael Massie.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Carroll of Bowie; two grandsons, Shane Carroll of Paradise and Chris Massie; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, March 10, 2005

Hart, Ethel Gray
1915-2005
Graveside service for Ethel Gray Hart, 89, of Bridgeport was March 4 at Dido Cemetery.
Hart died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born July 25, 1915, in Vernon, Ala., she was a van driver for the Wise County Committee on Aging and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmie Martin Sr., and two grandsons, Jimmie Martin Jr. and Michael Massie.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Carroll of Bowie; one grandson, Chris Massie; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 6, 2005

Hart, Robbie Carroll
1943-2005
Graveside service for Robbie Carroll Hart, 62, of Sunset, was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at Cumby Cemetery, near Sunset. Gene Gaines will officiate.
Hart died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 9, 1943, in Fort Worth, he was a truck driver and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
He married Lovedia Ford on March 5, 1998, in Sunset.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Robin Quillin and Sheryl Powers, both of Fort Worth; a brother, Randy Hart of North Richland Hills; and four grandchildren.
Visitation was to be from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Coker Funeral Home.
Published Sunday, December 25, 2005

Harter, Douglas Paul
1960-2005

Funeral for Douglas Paul Harter, 45, of Decatur will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Van Gardner will officiate and will be assisted by Harvey Penley. Burial will follow at the Harter Family Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Home.
Harter died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 21, 1960, in Fort Worth, he was an electrician and a member of Grace Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Jane; his parents, Paul and Helen Harter of North Richland Hills; three sons, Ryan Douglas Harter and Jacob Ross Harter, both of Fort Worth and Bryan Thomas Patrick of Denton; a daughter, Erin Patrick of Decatur; a brother, Steven Harter of North Richland Hills and a sister, Vickie Thompson of North Richland Hills.
Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

Hawkins, Ida Mae
1925-2005

Funeral for Ida Mae Hawkins, 79, of Bridgeport was Jan. 23 at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Demmitt officiated. Burial followed at Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.
Hawkins died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 10, 1925, in Graford, she was a retired beautician. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist church and married Raymond C. “Bud” Hawkins in Bridgeport in September 1970.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Shirley Payne Pilcher and husband, Ned, of Austin; two grandchildren, Nicole and Darrin Payne; a great-grandson, Gavin Jett Payne; a brother, Lawrence Jenkins of Mineral Wells; a step-son, Rick Hawkins of Weslaco and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Clayton Green, Gary Green, Darrin Payne, Grady Cowling, Alan Green and Lance Morrow.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Hawkins, Lavonia
19070-2005

Funeral for Lavonia Hawkins, 98, of Chico was Dec. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Chico. The Rev. Adam Hughes officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Hawkins died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 7, 1907, in Rock Springs to James and Ethel Smith Heath, she was a retired first grade teacher for Chico ISD. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas. She moved to Chico in 1947 where she taught first grade for 35 years.
Hawkins was a member of the Study Club and was president when the club started the library in Chico. She was involved in the renovation of the Brown Hotel for a civic center. She was also a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Chico where she taught the girls’ Sunday School class for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.F. Hawkins, in 1965.
She is survived by three nephews, Bernard Booth of Tampa, Fla., Lon Johnston of Dallas and George Johnston of Farmington, N.M.; two nieces, Judy Richman of Tampa, Fla., and Betty File of Antham, Ariz. and four cousins, Bea Easley and Melton Teague, both of Dallas, Vanice Clark of Longmont, Colo., and June Slagle of Corrales, N.M.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Buckner, G.A. Buckner, Nobie Tucker, Larry Mader Sr., Jesse Wilkins and Eugene Grooms.
Memorials may be made to the Lavonia Hawkins Scholarship Fund in care of the First State Bank in Chico.
Published Thursday, December 15, 2005

Hawkins, Murray Justin
1978-2005
Graveside service for Murry Justin Hawkins, 26, of Denton will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Bethel Cemetery. Doug Vaughn will officiate.
Hawkins died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, in Denton.
Born April 27, 1978, in Denton, he was an electrician.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Houston H. Hawkins, II.
He is survived by his wife, Crystal Pryor Hawkins; his mother, Sharon Fincher Hawkins of Independence, Mo.; two daughters, Emily Renee Hawkins of Wichita Falls and Ashley Nicole Hawkins of Decatur; three sisters, Renee Preston of Independence, Kathy Gava of Atascocita and Rive’ Rivers of Wichita Falls; and a grandfather, Edward Fincher of Vernon.
Published Thursday, January 13, 2005

Hawkins, Raymond C. ‘Bud’
1925-2005

Funeral for Raymond C. “Bud” Hawkins, 79, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Demmitt was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Thomas Cemetery.
Hawkins died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 7, 1925, in Bridgeport, he was a retired electrician with Southwest Stone Company in Chico. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and was a former president of the local AFLCIO.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Hawkins in January 2005, and a sister, Christine Liles.
He is survived by a son, Rick Hawkins and wife, Irma, of Weslaco; a daughter, Shirley Payne Pilcher and husband, Ned, of Austin; four grandchildren, Ronnye Hawkins, Priscilla Hawkins, Nicole Payne and Darrin Payne; a great-grandson, Gavin Jett Payne; three sisters, Marjorie Abel of Hewitt, Effie Thomas of Bridgeport and Jan Montford of Bridgeport and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Clayton Green, Alan Green, Grady Cowling, Darrin Payne, Lance Morrow and Corey Cowling.
Published Sunday, February 20, 2005

Hazelrigg, Charline Haas
1935-2005

Funeral for Charline Haas Hazelrigg, 69, of Fort Worth was to be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial was to follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Hazelrigg died Saturday, March 12, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born July 5, 1935, in Fort Worth she was active in her neighborhood association.
Charline was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Hazelrigg; grandson, Dustin Seelye; and brothers, Corky and Ed Haas.
She is survived by four sons, Karl Beal and wife, Nala, of Fort Worth, Richard Beal and wife, Tina, of Justin, Mike Beal and wife, Alice, of Fort Worth, and Tony Randall and wife, Peggy, of Justin; two daughters, Rena Seelye and husband, Roy, of Paradise, Teresa Yeager and husband, Marty, of Saginaw; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Tommy “Bud” Haas and wife, Jane, of Weatherford; and four nieces.
Published Thursday, March 17, 2005

Heimlich, Joe
1933-2005

Funeral for Joe Heimlich, 72, of Bridgeport was July 25 in Bridgeport. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Heimlich died Thursday, July 21, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born March 9, 1933, in Edison, Ohio, to Melton and Lula Fissel Heimlich, he married Laura Ruth Latta on June 10, 1972, in Elgin. He was a cabinet maker for Dallas Heimlich Custom Cabinets and was a veteran of the Army and served in the Korean Conflict.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Dallas Heimlich and a grandson, Shane Heimlich.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Darren Heimlich and wife, Carol, of Crowley, Kenneth Lackey and wife, Debra, of Bridgeport, Chris Lackey and wife, Denise, of Elgin, and Lonnie Lackey and wife, Katrina, of Bridgeport; four daughters, Rebecca Barnes and husband, Charles, of Sunset, Debbie Pierce and husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth, Laurie Romine of Bolivar, Mo., and Laura Ann Heimlich of Bridgeport; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Heimlich and wife, Louise, of Boyd; and a sister, Ida May Lewis and husband, Vance, of Springfield, Mo.
Pallbearers were Josiah Conner, Alan Lackey, Jeremy Sims, Jerry Dale Davis, Charlie Davis and Eric Fitzgerald. Honorary pallbearers were Arthur Henze and Jim Mikoleit.
A final tribute with military honors was presented by the Wise County Veterans Group honor guard.
Published Thursday, July 28, 2005

Hendricks, Virgil ‘Shorty’
1926-2005

Funeral for Virgil “Shorty” Hendricks, 79, of Justin was to be Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Billy Alexander was to officiate. Burial was to follow at New Fairview Cemetery.
Hendricks died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 3, 1926, in Cedar Hill, he was a truck driver and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Hendricks; two sisters, Beatrice Mitchell and Betty Lou Simmons; and two brothers, Preston and Tim Hendricks.
He is survived by a son, Roy Hendricks of Justin; two daughters, Alice Stone of Boyd and Leona Jernigan and husband, Wayne, of Justin; six grandchildren, Ruby Galindo, Billy Alexander, Virgil Dale Stone, Daniel Alexander, Johnny Alexander and Jody Alexander; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sherman Dean Hendricks and Donald Ray Hendricks; two sisters, Doris Thome and Barbara Jean; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Billy Alexander, Daniel Alexander, Virgil Dale Stone, Johnny Alexander, Jody Alexander and Nico Galindo.
Published Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hendrix, Mason Blaine
2005
Funeral for Mason Blaine Hendrix, infant son of Clayton and Kyndra Hendrix of Decatur, was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Billy Jeffery was to officiate. Burial was to follow at the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Born Feb. 9, 2005, in Decatur, he died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Decatur.
He is survived by his parents; grandparents, David and Lisa Strait of Bridgeport, Randy Hotz and Bobbie Hendrix, both of Decatur; great-grandparents, Jeanne Evans of Rhome, Billy and Nora Hotz, Emory and Litha Moss, all of Decatur, and Don and Betty Strait of Chico; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Clayton Hendrix, Aaron Conn and Randy Hotz II.
Published Sunday, May 15, 2005

Hensley, Dessie Dois
1926-2005

Funeral for Dessie Dois Hensley, 79, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Daniel Teed was to officiate and Darrel Ackers was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No.1.
Hensley died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born July 29, 1926, in Shirley, Ark., she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Hensley and a granddaughter, Stacie Deanne Hensley.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Gene Hensley, Larry Dean Hensley, both of Decatur, and Steven Layne Hensley of Paradise; a daughter, Mary Davis of Decatur; two brothers, Earl Cook of Denton and Sam Cook of California; four sisters, Lavonia King of California, Ada Fern Busby of Nevada, Loretta Elliot of Florida and Ann Mills of Texas; eight grandchildren, Chris Hensley and wife, Stephanie, Sherry Wright and husband, Gerald, Faron Davis, Teresa Baugh and husband, Dave, Brian Davis and wife, Amanda, Gina Scott and husband, Danny, Traci Woodard and husband, Chad, and Curt Hensley; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Chris Hensley, Faron Davis, Brian Davis, Danny Scott, Curt Hensley, David Baugh, Gerald Wright and Chad Woodard.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Henson, Toy J.
1926-2005

Memorial service for Toy J. Henson, 79, of Paradise will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale. The Rev. Charles Pugh will officiate. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the church.
Henson died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 8, 1926, in Melissa, to Andrew and Maggie Hall Henson, he was a retired electronics technician for LTV. He retired in 1982 after 35 years. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. He married Mary Jo Hill Feb. 24, 1947, in Hamblin and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Jo; two brothers, Grant and Jim Henson; and three sisters, Ophelia Reed, Oree Ashley and Tula Mae Henson.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Toy J. Henson and wife, Caroline of Houston and Michael D. Henson and wife, Terri Ann of Paradise; four granddaughters, Paige, Tiffany, Courtney and Tangela; four great-granddaughters, Lauren, Karrah, Chloe and Ashton; and a sister, Ola Riddle.
Published Sunday, December 11, 2005

Herman, Ann Davidson
1939-2005
Funeral for Ann Davidson Herman, 66, of Chico was to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Bob Garsee was to officiate. There was to be no burial.
Herman died Sunday, July 31, 2005, in Chico.
Born Nov. 4, 1939, in Ellis County, she was a registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Herman Sr.; and her son, Sam Herman Jr.
She is survived by a daughter, Carla Williamson of Paradise; a step-daughter, Lisa Dillon of Decatur; six grandchildren, C.J. Williamson, Christi Williamson, Amber Dillon, Samuel Herman, Ashley Herman and Jessica Herman; a great-grandson, Christian Williamson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, August 4, 2005

Hernandez, Eduardo Garcia
2005
Graveside service for Eduardo Garcia Hernandez, infant son of Eliseo Garcia and Maria Hernandez of Bridgeport, was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. Father Gilberto Pansza was to officiate.
Hernandez was born Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, in Decatur. He died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in Fort Worth.
He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Jesus and Filiberta Hernandez and Joel and Agripina Garcia; and aunts and uncles, Norma, Reina, Monica, Beatric, Benjamin, Rosalio, Jose Trinidad, Jose Luis, Maria Luisa, Flora, Mariela, Rogelia, Juan and Rosauro.
Published Sunday, August 14, 2005

Herriott, Carroll Frank
1927-2005

Service for Carroll Frank Herriott, 78, of Plano, was Monday, Aug. 29, at Lake Highlands Baptist Church in Dallas. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Denton.
Herriott died Aug. 25, 2005, in Plano.
He was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Chico, to Arthur Leroy and Josephine Chipman Herriott. Herriott served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and in 1947 married Josephine Bridges. A graduate of North Texas State College, he reitred from E Systems Garland in 1991 after 41 years in aerospace engineering.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Herriott; two sons, Carroll Frank Herriott and wife, Lise, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Donald Bridges Herriott and wife, Sue, of Lewisville; a daughter, Martha Carmichael and husband, Bob, of Plano; a sister, Laverne Butler, of San Antonio; and four grandchildren, James Lee, Arthur Frank, Christina Elaine and Carl Frank.
The family requests donations be made to a charity of choice or the Transplant Center of Medical City of Dallas.
Published Thursday, September 1, 2005

Hicks, Clara Maurice
1912-2005

Funeral for Clara Maurice Hicks, 92, of Bridgeport was May 31 in Bridgeport. The Rev. Don Hicks officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hicks died Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 25, 1912, in Sulphur Springs, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, E.E. (Pappy) Hicks; three grandchildren, Gary Hicks, Donna Isom and Kenny Isom; two great-grandchildren, Cory Ray and Tony Pearce; two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by a son, Everett Lee Hicks and wife, Ann, of Bridgeport; three daughters, Nell Admire and husband, Bill, and Majorie Isom and husband, James, all of Bridgeport, and Jean Ray and husband, Lee, of Allen; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Sam Barrett, Mike Barrett, G.B. Funk, Robert Meek, Duane Puckett and Billy Don Workman. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.
Published Thursday, June 2, 2005

Hill, Betty Cates
1925-2005

Funeral for Betty Cates Hill, 80, of Euless, formerly of Decatur, was Nov. 22 at Oak Grove Methodist Church. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hill died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, in Grapevine.
Born Jan. 27, 1925, in Decatur, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hill of Euless; a son, Mark Hill of Haltom City; two daughters, Kennye Beth Jarrett of Denton and Kara L. Hill of Sabetha, Kan.; two brothers, W.R. Cates Jr. of Hurst and Joe Cates of Fort Worth; a sister, Mary Jon Flemming of Ellsworth, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, November 24, 2005

Hill, Bruce Kevin
1959-2005

Graveside service for Bruce Kevin Hill, 45, of Bridgeport was Feb. 15 at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Keith Lutrell officiated.
Hill died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in Dallas.
Born May 21, 1959, in Bridgeport to Lee Sr. and Doris (Black) Hill, he was a computer programmer. He graduated from Bridgeport High School and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother, of Bridgeport; two brothers, Lee Hill Jr. and Doug Hill; a grandmother, Ruby Black and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Hodges, Annie Dorothy
1911-2005

Graveside service for Annie Dorothy Hodges, 94, of Decatur was to be Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Greenwood Cemetery.
Hodges died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 16, 1911, in Meridian to Luther Lambert and Rhoda May Ragsdale Cutbirth, she was a resident of Haltom City for 48 years. She was a longtime member of Riverside Baptist Church and a current member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Hodges; a daughter, Wanda Jean Hodges; and a grandson, Kelly Kirk.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Kirk and husband, Jimmy, of Decatur; a sister, Georgia Williams of San Angelo; a granddaughter, Rene Egle and husband, Roger, of Decatur; and great-grandchildren, Clayton and Emily.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Hodges, Trey
1986-2005

Funeral for Trey Hodges, 19, of Poolville was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial was to follow at Lone Star Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Grisso and the Rev. Charles Pugh were to officiate.
Hodges died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, in Wise County.
Born March 19, 1986, in Fort Worth to Chuck and Carolyn Hodges, he was a student and member of Cottondale Baptist Church.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Christina Hodges and Anna Smith and husband, Eric; and his grandparents, Sid and Bonnie Hodges.
Pallbearers were to be Chris Hill, Justin Reynolds, Wesley Clayton, Dustin Marter, Steven Marter and Jeff Warner.
The family requests memorials be made to a scholarship fund in Hodges’ name at the First National Bank of Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Holder, Ricky G.
1958-2005
Graveside service for Ricky G. Holder, 47, of Springtown was Dec. 1 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2. The Rev. Robert Baker officiated.
Holder died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born April 6, 1958, in Fort Worth, he was a machinist at Norton Metals and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Wynell Holder.
He is survived by his father, James Holder of Boyd; a brother, Jeff Holder and wife, Gina of Boyd; an uncle, Johnny Holder and wife, Peggy of Runaway Bay; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, December 4, 2005

Holland, John L.
1949-2005

Service for John L. Holland, 56, of Bridgeport was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Dr. Rusty Tanner was to officiate.
Holland died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in Dallas.
Born May 4, 1949, to William and Hazel Burris Holland in Wichita, Kan., he was a U.S. Army veteran and an owner/operator of BAJ Construction in Bridgeport. He was a member of The Bay Chapel of Bridgeport.
He married Barbara Dunlap June 26, 1971, in Bridgeport, Neb.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda; a brother-in-law, Jerry Dunlap; a daughter, Rhonda; and three sons-in-law, Rusty, Mike and Kyle.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Lee Ann Boyd, Kathy Conway and Brenda Felton, all of Amarillo, and Gerri Niles and husband, Jeff, of Bridgeport; two sons, Wes Holland of Bridgeport and John Wayne Williams of Allison; a brother, Roger Holland of Eunice, N.M.; a sister, Paula Hapeman of Jacksboro; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a mother-in-law, Rachel Dunlap of Nebraska; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Martin and husband, Earl of Scottsbluff, Neb.; and a brother-in-law, Ray Dunlap, of Scottsbluff.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Hood, L.F.
1915-2005
Graveside service for L.F. Hood, 89, of Bridgeport was Dec. 13, at Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls. The Rev. Mike Miller officiated.
Hood died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 23, 1915, in Charlie, he was an oilfield supervisor for Barber Drilling. He was also a member of the Great Bend, Kan., Masonic Lodge. He married Cleo Yeatts Oct. 9, 1982, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Cecil Hood.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Ann Harp of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; a step-daughter, Linda Yeatts Smith of Denton; a brother, Gordon Hood of DeSoto; two sisters, Evelyn Ragland and Shirley Banner, both of DeSoto; and three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Pike, Matthew Pike, Nick Pike, Colin Jones, Blake Schmidt, Chad Harp and Jake Warren.
Published Thursday, December 15, 2005

Horne, Cindy
1954-2005

Funeral for Cindy Horne, 51, of Chico will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Larry McShan will officiate. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Horne died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, in Chico.
Born Feb. 8, 1954, in Bedford, Ind., she was a restaurant owner and a volunteer for CASA of Wise County. She was a member of the Lake Bridgeport Community Church. She married David H. Horne Dec. 17, 1994, in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Teddlie; her father, Eluaes Morrow; and a brother, Darrell Morrow.
She is survived by a daughter, Crystal Rose and husband, Terry of Paradise; three sons, David Horne and wife, Alicia of Fort Knox, Ken., Alan Horne of Chico and Mike Morrow of Lexington, Ken.; nine grandchildren, Vanessa, Zachary, Angela, David Jr., Shawn, Michiah, Kaleb, Rosa and Jacob; her mother, Chloe Morrow; two brothers, Delmer and Eugene Morrow;s and a sister, Carolyn Morrow.
Pallbearers will be Don Robert Caraway, Bobby Caraway, Jay Caraway, Robert Caraway, Wayne Cannady, Curtis Cannaday, Johnny Monroe, Victor Phillips, Ben Morrow, Brandon Morrow, James Post and Jeff West.
Memorials may be made to the David and Lucinda Horne Memorial Fund in care of First State Bank in Chico.
Published Sunday, December 11, 2005

Horne, David Harold
1941-2005

Funeral for David Harold Horne, 64, of Chico will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Larry McShan will officiate. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Horne died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, in Chico.
Born Feb. 21, 1941, in Big Spring, to Hubert and Opal Gregg Horne, he was a retired owner and operator of a truck driving business and a member of the Lake Bridgeport Community Church. He married Cindy Morrow Dec. 17, 1994, in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joshua Teddlie.
He is survived by a daughter, Crystal Rose and husband, Terry of Paradise; three sons, David Horne and wife, Alicia of Fort Knox, Ken., Alan Horne of Chico and Mike Morrow of Lexington, Ken.; nine grandchildren, Vanessa, Zachary, Angela, David Jr., Shawn, Michiah, Kaleb, Rosa and Jacob; a brother, Freddy Ray Horne and wife, Pat of Longview and an aunt, Pearl Pike of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers will be Don Robert Caraway, Bobby Caraway, Jay Caraway, Robert Caraway, James Post, Curtis Cannaday, Wayne Cannaday, Johnny Monroe, Victor Phillips, Ben Morrow, Brandon Morrow and Jeff West.
Memorials may be made to the David and Lucinda Horne Memorial Fund care of First State Bank in Chico.
Published Sunday, December 11, 2005

Houser, Alfred J.
1918-2005

Graveside service for Alfred J. Houser, 86, of Boyd was Feb. 14 at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Houser died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in Boyd.
Born Nov. 22, 1918, in Reynoldsville, Pa., he was a support maintenance worker for the Texas National Guard Armory.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry, in 1970.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janie Houser; daughters, Shirley Wilson and husband, Jimmy, of Boyd, and Beverly Hobbs and husband, Dan, of Newark; a brother, Gary; four sisters, Marie, Shirley, Delores and Violet Ann; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Houston, Lottie Burns
1925-2005
Graveside service for Lottie Burns Houston, 79, of Bowie will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Preskitt Cemetery. Dr. Larry Cox will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at White Family Funeral Home.
Houston died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, in Bowie.
Born Oct. 13, 1925, in Decatur, to Thomas and Arizona (Ware) Burns, she worked for Bellmire Health Care for 20 years and Casa De Paz Senior Residence for the last several years as a medications aide.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Houston, in 1979.
She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Wood and husband, Alan; three grandchildren, Shawna Wilson, Brandon Wood and Scott Wood; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Wilson, Makaila Wilson and Peyton Wilson, all of Bowie; one sister, Eva Rhine of Decatur and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, July 3, 2005

Howard, Ron
1937-2005

Funeral for Ron Howard, 67, of Aurora will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Aurora Baptist Church. The Revs. Jimmy Withers and Lee Roy Jackson will officiate. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Howard died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born July 9, 1937, in Fort Worth, he was a master plumber, gunsmith and history enthusiast. He graduated from Boyd High School in 1956 and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Pittman Howard of Aurora; two sons, Kevin Howard and wife, Karen, and Kris Howard and wife, Milissa, all of Aurora; two daughters, T’Ann Naugle and husband, Larry, of Aurora, and Penny Porter and husband, John, of Garland; two brothers, Andy Howard and wife, Donna, of Crowley, and Lawrence Howard and wife, Cheryl, of Haltom City; a sister, Rose Mary MacGarvey of Tucumcari, N.M. and nine grandchildren, Kurt, Matt and Katie Naugle, Blake and Britney Howard, Travis and Mason Porter and Chase and Cody Howard.
Pallbearers will be Brad Adcock, Mike Worthing, Tommy Patterson, Jim Howard, Charlie Boles and Richard Keiper. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Curry, Doyle Jennings, Harold Green, Jackie Smith, Ned Adcock and Wendal Worthington.
Published Thursday, January 20, 2005

Howell, Randall Eugene “Bones”
1957-2005
Graveside services for Randall Eugene “Bones” Howell, 47, of Lake Bridgeport will be Monday, March 21, at 3 p.m. at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. David Dickerson will officiate.
Howell died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in Runaway Bay.
Born June 1, 1957, in Bridgeport, Howell was a loader operator for Hanson Aggregates.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Juanita Howell; a brother, Leroy Howell; and sisters, Nita Sharp and Doris Nell McBride.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Howell of Bridgeport; twin sons, Chad Howell and Chase Howell, both of Bridgeport; daughters Sharlyn Fagan and husband Brad and Danielle Howell, all of Bridgeport; brothers Phillip Howell, Jack Howell and Billy McBride; sisters Margaret Stockard and Glenna Loving; and a grandson, Trevor Howell.
Published Sunday, March 20, 2005

Hoyl, Dale Garrison
1916-2005

Graveside service for Dale Garrison Hoyl, 89, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Ken May was to officiate. Visitation was to be Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
Hoyl died Thursday, June 23, 2005, in Decatur.
Born May 24, 1916, in Decatur to Louis J. and Susie A. Garrison, she married Ralph L. Hoyl in Ardmore, Okla., in September 1937. She worked at Fort Worth’s aircraft factory throughout World War II and the Korean Conflict years. Then she worked through the mid-1960s for Lorch Company in Decatur and Bridgeport. She managed Eagle Nest Apartments from 1974 to 1986 until she retired.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1958; four younger sisters, Juanita Cooley, Eugenia McGraw, Virginia Faulkner and Helen Cunningham; and a niece, Linda Maddux.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue Frances Brady and Nancy Jane Hoyl, both of Decatur; four grandchildren, Chris Howard of Chicago, Ill., Sally Santimaw of Charlotte, N.C., Tracy Howard of Keytesville, Mo., and Wendy Divita of Singapore; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be C.L. Gage, Will Gage, Louis Gage, George Gage, Stan Baker, Don Spain and Ronnie Fisher.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Decatur’s building fund or to Compass Hospice.
Published Sunday, June 26, 2005

Huerta, Jose Bartolo
1924-2005
Service for Jose Bartolo Huerta, 81, of Decatur was Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Assumption Catholic Church. The Rev. Gilbert Panza officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Huerta died Tuesday, Dec. 13 , 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 2, 1924, in Guanvuato, Mexico, he married Aurelia Padron in Guanvuato in 1970.
He is survived by his wife, Aurelia, of Decatur; seven sons, Eucebio, Juan, Leocadio and Juventine Huerta, all of Decatur, Augustin Huerta of Guanajuate, Mexico, Jose Huerta of Tampico, Mexico, and Alfredo Huerta of Chicago; six daughters, Maria Huerta of Gainesville, Theresa Huerta of Decatur, Concha Huerta of Tampico, Mexico, Felipe Huerta of Torrean, Mexico, Rufina Huerta of Mexico City and Aurora Huerta of Tijuana, Mexico; a brother, Pifanio Huerta of San Luis, Mexico; two sisters, Antonio Huerta and Isabel Huerta, both of San Luis; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 18, 2005

Huggins, Terry Mae Lawrence
1949-2005
Service for Terry Mae Lawrence Huggins, 55, of Longview will be Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Parker Heights Church in Odessa.
She died Sunday, June 19, 2005, in Longview.
Born July 16, 1949, in Bridgeport to Clyde and Neva Nell Lawrence, she lived in Odessa for 32 years and in Longview for nearly five years.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lawrence.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Frank Huggins of Longview; a son, Frankie Huggins of El Paso; a sister, Sharon Holt and husband, Bob, of Longview and a brother, Fred Lawrence, of Bridgeport.
Memorial donations may be made to a hospice of choice.
Published Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hugo, Violet
1932-2005

Funeral for Violet Hugo, 73, of Paradise will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Revs. Van Gardner and Bill Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Hugo died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, in Decatur.
Born May 25, 1932, in Earlton, Kan., she was a retired assembly line worker and a member of Grace Baptist Church. She married Erwin F. Hugo July 23, 1971.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Rickie Harris; two brothers, Dean and Vernon Wingate; and a daughter-in-law, Ruby Fox.
She is survived by four sons, Jack W. Harris and wife, Afton, of Ogdon, Utah, Roy Wayne Harris and Elvin Ray Fox, both of Paradise, and Richard Fox of Fort Worth; two daughters, Violet L. Shepard of Fort Worth and Carolyn Diffenderfer and husband, John, of Paradise; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Douglas and Shandra Shawn, Tracy Freebie, Michael Trevino, James Chandler and Marsha Hardin; a sister, Laura F. Wingate; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Rick Polk, Steven Hunt, Bill Jefferys, Leslie Hardin, Allan Wingate and Bobby Shawn.
Published Thursday, October 6, 2005

Hunt, Jackie Floyd
1954-2005
Graveside service for Jackie Floyd Hunt, 50, of Fort Worth was Feb. 11 at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Hunt died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 21, 1954, in Fort Worth, he retired as a security guard for Burns Security. He was a member of the Cowtown Treasure Club and the Disabled American Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Hunt.
He is survived by his father, Bill Hunt of Fort Worth; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Isaksen, Harry Emil
1928-2005
No service is scheduled for Harry Emil Isaksen, 76, of Rhome. He will be buried in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, Mass., following his cremation.
Isaksen died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 23, 1928, in Massachusetts, he was an architect.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Nancy Isaksen.
He is survived by a son, Scott Isaksen of California; and a brother, Robert Isaksen of Rhome.
Published Thursday, December 22, 2005

Isaksen, Robert Harry
1925-2005
Robert Harry Isaksen, 80, of Rhome was cremated following his death Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005. He died in Decatur.
Born Oct. 24, 1925, to Harry Emil and Bessie Cashman Isaksen in Lynn, Mass., he was a retired postmaster. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Craig Isaksen; and two brothers, Harry and George Isaksen.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Emery Isaksen; four daughters, Linda Simmons of California, Carol Creamer of Arkansas, Cynthia Hamilton of California and Wendy Hager of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Robert Isaksen Jr. of California; and 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Isaksen, Sylvia Nancy
1918-2005
Burial for Sylvia Nancy Isaksen, 69, of Rhome will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, Mass., following cremation.
Isaksen died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 10, 1936, she was a retired computer technician.
She is survived by her husband, Harry E. Isaksen; a daughter, Maureen Wooldridge of Massachusetts and a brother, Joseph Tucker of California.
Published Sunday, November 20, 2005

Isbell, Jared David
1974-2005

Funeral for Jared David Isbell, 31, of Fort Worth was Sept. 2 in Fort Worth.
Isbell died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at a Fort Worth hospital after a motorcycle accident.
Born May 11, 1974, in Springfield, Mo., he was a safety manager for Charter Builders in Dallas.
He was raised on the mission field in South Africa. He was a Baptist and enjoyed sailing, cycling, scuba diving, traveling and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of American Society of Safety Engineers and Quion.
Jared was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jimmy Lee Isbell and Charles and Nancy Cady and Dorothy Steinke.
He is survived by his wife, Stacie Isbell of Fort Worth; father and mother, the Rev. David and Cathy Isbell of Decatur; a brother, Jonathan Isbell and wife, Kelly, of Shreveport, La.; sisters, Julie Isbell of Fort Worth, and Jennifer Bricker and husband, Joel, of Decatur; a grandmother, Mary E. Isbell of Rhome; a grandfather, Robert Steinke of Appleton, Minn.; mother- and father-in-law, Adele and Rudy Butenas of Pelican Rapids, Minn.; brother-in-law, Todd Johnson of Fargo, N.D.; sister-in-law, Megan Butenas and brother-in-law, Derek Butenas, both of Pelican Rapids, Minn.; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published Sunday, September 4, 2005

Jackson, Harold Don ‘Hap’
1934-2005

Funeral for Harold Don “Hap” Jackson, 71, of Jacksboro was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the First Assembly of God Church in Jacksboro. Roy Carpenter and Shannon Gresham were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Lynn Creek Cemetery.
Jackson died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in Jacksboro. His sister, Imogene Suter, lives in Decatur.
Born Jan. 9, 1934, in the Burwick community in Jack County, he married Glenda Gay Castleberry June 28, 1954, in Jacksboro. He retired from Lone Star Gas, was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jacksboro and the Jack County Sheriff’s Posse.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Myrtis (Hannah) Jackson; sisters, Bonnie Wells, Nell Pig, Wanda Jones and Wilma Moss; and a son, Carvel Lee Jackson.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Jerry Don Jackson and wife, Donna, of Jacksboro, David Glynn Jackson and wife, Carrie, of Waxahachie; sisters, Imogene Suter of Decatur, Barbara Ivey of Graham, Linda Hesteande of Jacksboro, Willene Conner of Amarillo; and grandchildren, Corey Don, Rebecca, Rachel and Stephen Glynn Jackson.
Published Thursday, February 10, 2005

Jackson, James Sidney
1959-2005

Funeral for James Sidney Jackson, 46, of Fort Worth was Tuesday, March 1, at the Marty Leonard Chapel at the Lena Pope Home. Burial followed at Greenwood Memorial Park.
He was the son of Joe and Betty Jackson of Bridgeport.
Jackson died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in Fort Worth.
He was born Jan. 22, 1959, in Arlington.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Jackson; a daughter, Sidney Marie Jackson; his parents; cousins, Connor and Mary Scott, Bill and Jill Matyastik; aunt and uncle, Ben and Barbara Jackson; mother-in-law, Marie Gorman; sister-in-law, Lori Airheart; and brothers-in-law, Mark Gorman and Alex Gorman.
Memorials may be made to the MDA-ALS Research Fund, 6501 Fannin St., Suite NB302, Houston, Texas 77030.
Published Thursday, March 3, 2005

Jeffries, Edward L.
1926-2005
Graveside service for Edward L. Jeffries, 79, of Runaway Bay was to be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. David DeLoach was to officiate.
Jeffries died Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 12, 1926, to Vernon and Callie Rusk Jeffries in Alexandria, La., he was a retired maintenance and safety supervisor for Phelps Dodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. He was a Methodist and a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years. He married Donna Gibson on Feb. 14, 1947, in Riverside, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers, Verner and David Jeffries.
He is survived by a daughter, Tina DeLoach and husband, David, of Nashville, Tenn.; two stepsons, Gerald Freeman and wife, Linda, of San Antonio, and Lawrence Freeman and wife, Wanda, of McKinney; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, John Jeffries; and three sisters, Estelle McDaniels, Jewel Yancavich and Edith O’Neil.
Published Thursday, June 16, 2005

Jensen, Verda Estelle
1917-2005
Graveside service for Verda Estelle Jensen, 87, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1. Gerre Joiner officiated.
Jensen died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Decatur.
Born May 7, 1917, in Decatur, she was a waitress. She married Robin Reed Jensen in Nevada.
She is survived by a daughter, Blanche Marie Webb of Baytown; a brother, David Bazzley of Henryetta, Okla.; and a granddaughter, Cynthia Webb of Decatur.
Published Thursday, February 10, 2005

Johnson, Danny Lee
2005
Graveside service for Danny Lee Johnson, the newborn son of Donald and Denise Johnson of Bowie, was Tuesday, April 19, at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie. Dr. Ronnie Lawson, pastor of Silver Lakes Community Church in Bowie, officiated.
Johnson died April 15, 2005, in Decatur.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Dyann and Dayna Johnson of Bowie; grandparents, Jerry Johnson of Bowie and John and Shirley Bratcher of Arlington.
Published Thursday, April 21, 2005

Johnson, Lois
1922-2005
Graveside service for Lois Johnson, 82, of Wichita Falls was Saturday, Aug. 20, at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated.
Johnson died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, in Wichita Falls.
Born Sept. 18, 1922, in Bridgeport, she was a homemaker. She married Glenn E. Johnson on Aug. 17, 1945, in Northfield, Minn., and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by three sons, Phil Johnson and wife, Vivian, of Arlington, and Ken Johnson and Bo Johnson, both of Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren, Mike, Mark, Michele, Matt, Amanda, Beau and Lance; and four great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, August 25, 2005

Jones, Mayme Jo Heflin
1926-2005
Graveside service for Mayme Jo Heflin Jones, 79, of Bridgeport was Friday, Feb. 18, at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo.
Jones died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, in Colleyville.
Born Jan. 19, 1926, in Tankersley, to Jim and Myrtle (York) Heflin, she married D.E. Jones in March of 1945. She was a retired teacher and a member of the First United Methodist Chuch of Fort Stockton.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a daughter, Vicki Cheves and husband, Tony, of Bridgeport; a son, Robert Vance Jones and wife, Tensie, of Aspermont; a sister, Mary Wanda Snyder of Parksley, Va.; a sister-in-law, JoAnn Heflin of Uvalde; four grandchildren, Melissa (Louvat) Moore and husband, David, Krissy (Louvat) Kinkaid and husband, Bill, Joey Louvat and Annika Jones and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Libby and Gracie Moore.
Published Sunday, February 20, 2005

Jones, Patsy Ann Slauson
1929-2005

Funeral for Patsy Ann Slauson Jones, 75, of Azle was March 18 at First Baptist Church of Briar. Burial followed at East Side Cemetery in Bridgeport. The Revs. Randall Easter and Tony Edwards officiated.
Jones died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born June 27, 1929, in Alvord, she retired from Azle State Bank. She also worked for ten years at Azle High School. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Petrolia High School in 1946 and had been a member of Briar Baptist Church since 1954. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 897 in Boyd and the Rebeccah Lodge No. 460 in Azle. She was a Worthy Matron.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Jones, and a brother, Roy Magers Jr.
She is survived by four daughters, Vickie Smith and husband, Don, of Royse City, Nancy Henderson and husband, Dale, of Haltom City, Paula Gowins of Azle, and Barbara Minsch and husband, Robert, of Arlington; a brother, James Blanton and wife, Rama, of Electra; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jim Simmons, Jimmy Lynn, Tommie Timms, Dwayne Mathes, Glenn Elliott, David Cage, David Mellville and Jim Ledbetter.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Briar or to Cancer Care in Weatherford.
Published Sunday, March 20, 2005

Jones, Randall Wayne ‘Tommy’
1961-2005

Graveside service for Randall Wayne “Tommy” Jones, 44, of Alvord was Oct. 18 at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Cates officiated.
Jones died Saturday, Oct. 15, in Bridgeport.
Born July 30, 1961, in Decatur, he was a roughneck in the oilfield industry and a member of the Pentecostal church.
He is survived by four children, Lisa Jones, Tammy Jones, Chris Jones and Tony Jones; his mother, Louise Brumley; three brothers, David Jones, Kert Jones and Michael Jones; three sisters, Becky Chambers, Marie Woolsey and Karen Perez; as well as nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were John Ingram, Don Woolsey, Joe Garcia, Ray Jones, Chris Jones and Tony Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Wise, Bryan Snow and Weldon Whitfield.
Published Thursday, October 20, 2005

Jordan, Gladys Mae
1913-2005

Funeral for Gladys Mae Jordan, 91, of Boyd was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Crossroads Baptist Church in Siloam. The Rev. Raymond Henson will officiate. Burial was to follow at Sand Hill Cemetery.
Jordan died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 27, 1913, in Simms, she was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Jordan, and nine siblings.
She is survived by three sons, Johnny Barnes and wife, Judy, of Boyd, Troy Barnes and wife, Pauline, of Midland and Don Barnes and wife, Mary Beth, of Burnet; a daughter, Billie Nell McRae and husband, George, of Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Venoy Daniel of Dangerfield; five sisters, Iva Nell Tidwell of Texarkana, Inez McKinney of Dallas, Mary Ann Sicernagel of Garland and Nira Joy McCulloch of Mansfield; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Jerry Paul Barnes, Westley Barnes, Karl Barnes, Jeff Barnes, Jack Barnes and Ronald Barnes.
Published Sunday, October 2, 2005

Kearnes, Betty Joan
1931-2005
Funeral for Betty Joan Kearnes, 74, of Decatur was Nov. 22 in Decatur. Tim Staub officiated. Burial followed at Dido Cemetery.
Kearnes died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 27, 1931, in Celina she was a hairdresser.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Karnes and a daughter, Teresa Torres.
She is survived by two sons, James Keith Gregory of Celina and Douglas Gregory of Prosper; three daughters, Sandra Jones of Grapevine, Laura Dumas of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jennifer Turner of Dallas; four brothers, Jim Sherrod of Quinlan, Don Sherrod of Gorman, Bill Sherrod of Zephyr and Jack Sherrod of Amarillo; two sisters, Reba Kenner of Gordonville and Linda Gatlin of Bristol; and 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, November 24, 2005

Kelley, Viva Jane
1940-2005
Funeral for Viva Jane Kelley, 64, of Miami, formerly of Paradise, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa. The Rev. Steve Patterson, Friona Methodist minister, and Rev. Darrell Burton, spiritual care coordinator of Odyssey Hospice in Amarillo, will officiate. Burial will follow at Miami Cemetery.
Kelley died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in Panhandle.
Born Oct. 13, 1940, in Jack County, to J.C. and Norma Cox, she married Jerry Kelley on Sept. 9, 1960, in Buffalo Springs. She moved from Paradise to Pampa in 1995. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Miami, the United Methodist Women and the Meet Your Neighbor Club. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Damon Kelley of Plainview; two daughters, Pamela Green of Lexington, Ky. and Kimberly Cumpton of Stafford, Va. and six grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 20, 2005

Kelsey, Alice Imogene ‘Jean’
1926-2005

Funeral for Alice Imogene “Jean” Kelsey, 78, of Chico was Jan. 25 at the First Assembly of God Church in Chico. The Rev. Ken Choat officiated and the Rev. Billy Fitch assisted. Burial followed at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.
Kelsey died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Chico.
Born Feb. 11, 1926, in Burkburnett to William and Margie McClellan, she married Bobby Kelsey on June 11, 1954, in Henrietta. She was a homemaker and a member of The Shepherd’s House in Chico.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Parker Sr.; by her second husband, Bobby Kelsey, in January 2000; a son, Weldon Kelsey; and three sisters, Agnes Graham, Laverne Hoover and Novelle Woodley.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Carter and husband, Bob, and Renee Berg and husband, Chuck, all of Chico; a son, Bill Parker and wife, Lan, of Chico; nine grandchildren, Evette, Allen, Lance, Shanna, Michael, Jessica, Derek, Kelsey and William; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lex McClellan of Bowie.
Pallbearers were Lance Parker, Allen Carter, Derek Berg, Kelsey Berg, William Barry and Jerrod Mowery.
Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Kemp, Sibelle Jan
1918-2005

Funeral for Sibelle Jan Kemp, 87, of Decatur will be Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Thomas O. Brumett will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
She died Oct. 21, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 7, 1918, in Melbourne, Australia, to Ernest and Ethel Conrad, she married Ira Newton Kemp on Dec. 12, 1944. She worked in food service for the Duncanville school district for more than 20 years and was an active member of and helped organize the Decatur senior citizens group.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by two sons, Donald Kemp of Golden and Thomas Kemp of Decatur; three grandchildren, Kristin Summers and husband, Cody, of Bryan, Katy Kemp of College Station and Kyle Kemp of Weatherford.
Published Sunday, October 23, 2005

Kerr, Audrey Mae
1912-2005
Funeral for Audrey Mae Kerr, 93, of Decatur was Tuesday, April 12, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Raymond Johns officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Kerr died Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 7, 1912, in Jack County, she was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Kerr; a son, Doyle Kerr; two grandsons, Larry Kerr and Leroy Kerr and a great-grandson, Jeremy Quebe.
She is survived by a daughter, Lawana Snider of Decatur; six grandchildren, Lynn Kerr, Lance Kerr, Janean Garvin, Vickie Quebe, Tererie Pryor and Teresa Snider; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Merl Pryor, Greg Quebe, Lynn Kerr, Lance Kerr, Joey Quebe, Nathan Quebe, Matthew Teichelman and Joe Stockton.
Published Sunday, April 17, 2005

Kidd, Bessie Louise
1929-2005

Graveside service for Bessie Louise Kidd, 75, of Paradise was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Gott officiated.
Kidd died Monday, July 4, 2005, in Paradise.
Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Electra, she was a homemaker, cook and waitress. She was a member of Cates Street Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammy Lee Kidd; four sisters, Sarah Jane Johnson, Inita Johnson, Rosemary Dial and Hazel Southard; and four brothers, John Henry Johnson Jr., John Earl Johnson, John Daniel Johnson and Donald Gene Johnson.
She is survived by three sons, Sammy Kidd and wife, Kathy, and Robert Melson and wife, Annette, all of Paradise, and Johnny Melson and wife, Deanna, of Decatur; a brother, Ronnie Johnson of Tennessee; two sisters, Elizabeth Bullard of California and Mary Holt and husband, Dan, of Duncanville; and two grandchildren, Mike and Jenni Kidd of Paradise.
Published Sunday, July 10, 2005

King, James W.
1935-2005
Funeral for James W. King, 70, of Paradise will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker will officiate. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Bridgeport.
King died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, in Denton.
Born Aug. 28, 1935, in Tiptonville, Tenn., to Howard and Vivian Brooks King, he was a heavy equipment operator for Hanson Building Materials. He married Mary Richard on June 22, 1957, in Wayne, Mich.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jarvis Wade and Joe King.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Randy King of Bridgeport, Terry King and Ronald King, both of Paradise, and Dennis King and wife, Peggy, of Bellville; two brothers, Ralph King and wife, Alice, of Plymouth, Mich. and Leslie King and wife, Glenna, of Westland, Mich.; a sister, Coleen Richard of Inkster, Mich.; six grandsons, Dustin, Austin, Dallas, Dalton, Jordan and Zackarey; five granddaughters, Jennifer, Jamie, Cathy, Crystal and Liberaty; and three great-grandchildren, Chistopher, Skylar and Stormy.
Pallbearers will be Austin King, Dallas King, Dalton King, Mark Richard, Tom Richard and Josh Hankins.
Published Sunday, September 11, 2005

Kinsey, James M. ‘Mike’
1943-2005
Service for James M. “Mike” Kinsey, 61, of Bridgeport was April 11 in Bridgeport. Deacon Jim Novak officiated. Burial was at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Buffalo Springs.
Kinsey died Friday, April 8, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born June 16, 1943, in Decatur, he was owner and operator of M&M Machine Shop in Bridgeport. He was a Baptist.
He married Maria Shawver on Aug. 14, 1982. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary (Vaughn) Kinsey, and a brother, Robert Lloyd Kinsey.
He is survived by his wife, Maria of Bridgeport; three children from a previous marriage; two brothers, Douglas Kinsey of Tyler and Ronald Ray Kinsey of Buffalo Springs; and two sisters, Lou Kinsey Raley of Bridgeport and Josephine Kinsey Smith of Monahans.
Pallbearers were Doug Latham, Ricky Phillips, David Andrew, Mike Kinsey, Timmy Raley, Tommy Raley, Allen Smith and Terry Young.
Published Thursday, April 14, 2005

Kirbie, Martin
1955-2005
Graveside service for Martin Kirbie, 49, of Grand Prairie was to be Saturday, July 9, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Gilbert Pansza was to officiate.
Kirbie died July 1, 2005, in Grand Prairie.
Born October 27, 1955, in San Antonio, he was a constrution superintendent for T.J. Lambert.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Annabelle Elizabeth Calvert Kirbie, and a brother, Mark Kirbie.
He is survived by his former wife, Denise Kirbie, of Grand Prairie; two sons, Morgan Daniel Kirbie of Grand Prairie and Mason David Kirbie of Arlington; three brothers, Michael Kirbie and Matthew Kirbie, both of Decatur and Malcom Kirbie of Chico; and one sister, Marcella Rhine of Decatur.
Published Sunday, July 10, 2005

Kirkbride, Robert Lee
1911-2004

Funeral for Robert Lee Kirkbride, 93, of Decatur was Jan. 2 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ken May officiated and B.J. Womack assisted. Burial followed at Preskitt Cemetery in Wise County.
Kirkbride died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in Decatur.
Born April 18, 1911, in Hugo, Okla., he was a building contractor. He married Martha F. Cargile Dec. 23, 1939, in Hillsboro. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur and an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife.
Pallbearers were Fredrick Cooper, Sam Brazeau, Noel Ruddick, Carroll Collier, Charles Calvert and Dennis Dellis.
Published Thursday, January 6, 2005

Kirkland, Doris
1929-2005

Graveside service for Doris E. Kirkland, 76, of Paradise will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Kirkland died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 2, 1929 in Idabel, Okla., she was a retired assembly worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Kirkland.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Kirkland and Cindy Watson and husband, Gary; a son, Bodie Kirkland and wife, Dianna; a daughter, Beverly Kirkland; four grandchildren, Courtney and Hunter Watson and Amber and Cassidy Kirkland; a brother, Jean Hudgins; a sister, Marlene Burgess; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, November 27, 2005

Kulhanek, Joe E.
1933-2004
Funeral for Joe E. Kulhanek, 71, of Seymour was Dec. 20 at Saint Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Megargel. Burial was to follow at the Megargel Catholic Cemetery.
Kulhanek died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, in Seymour.
Born March 18, 1933, in Baylor County to Anton and Annie Kubish Kulhanek, he was a 1951 graduate of Decatur High School and attended East Texas State University.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Kulhanek; and two sisters, Sophie Wilborn and Edith J. Kulhanek.
He is survived by a son, Monte Kulhanek of Olney; a sister, Adelaide Kulhanek of Mountain View, Calif.; and two brothers, George Kulhanek and wife, Frances, and Charlie Kulhanek and wife, Rosie, all of Megargel.
Published Sunday, January 2, 2005

Lackey, Johnny
1946-2005

Memorial for Johnny Lackey, 58, of Bridgeport will be at a later date in Marble Falls.
Lackey died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, in Poolville.
Born Nov. 30, 1946, in Round Rock, he was a retired carpenter.
He is survived by three sons, Danny, Johny Jr. and Jonah Lackey, all of Poolville; his mother, Hazel Lackey of Marble Falls; three brothers, Thomas Lackey of Poolville, Virgil Lackey of Marble Falls and Eddie Lackey of Austin; a sister, Brenda Heaslet of Marble Falls; and six grandchildren, Eugene, Pamela, Jessica, Janie, T.J. and Monique Lackey, all of Poolville.
Published Thursday, January 13, 2005

Laramore, Bettie Sue
1926-2005

Funeral for Bettie Sue Laramore, 78, of Wizard Wells was Feb. 15 at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Loury Drew Nero officiated. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Laramore died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in Bridgeport.
The daughter of Carl and Myrtle (Smith) Langley, she was born June 10, 1926, in Rock Hill, S.C. She was a cook for Knotts Berry Farm in California for 11 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wizard Wells and taught Sunday school there in her earlier years.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Curtis C. Brown and Cliff Laramore; a son, Clifford Hugh Laramore; a granddaughter, Connie Gene Smith-Walker; a brother and three sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Connie Milton and husband, Whacker, of Wizard Wells; two grandchildren, Suzie Carter and husband, Gary, of Weatherford, and Curtis E. Smith of Decatur; five great-grandchildren Joshua, Jessica, Ashlee, Emily and Garret; a great-great-grandson, William Tate Haught; and a brother, Bobby Langley.
Pallbearers were Mark Avis, Curtis Smith, Joshua Carter, Gary Carter, Tony Chesnut and Doug Depew.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Largent, Alvin Thomas
1934-2005
Funeral for Alvin Thomas Largent, 71, of Bridgeport will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Luke Oyler will officiate. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Home.
Largent died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 5, 1934, in Bridgeport, he was a retired assembly worker for General Motors.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Josh Largent.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Bridgeport; four sons, Thomas Largent, Audie Largent, Lee and wife, Paula Largent and Jay and wife, Wendy Hudson, all of Bridgeport; three daughters, Cimarron and husband, Bruce Gilbert of Bedford, Donna and husband, Morris Partin, of Plains and Melody and husband, Mitch Monson, of Grand Prairie; two brothers, Bobby and wife, Laura Largent of Farmers Branch and Turk and wife, Martha Largent of Bowie; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Morris Partin, Bruce Gilbert, Mitch Monson, Roger Harrison, Billy Harrison and Ozie Carter.
Published Thursday, December 15, 2005

Largent, Charles Ray
1944-2005

Graveside service for Charles Ray Largent, 61, of Bridgeport was to be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Tommy Goodwin was to officiate.
Largent died Sunday, July 31, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born July 27, 1944, in Bridgeport to Clarence and Vivian (Goodwin) Largent, he married Linda Faye Newton on Dec. 5, 1976, in Chico. He was a retired A&P mechanic, a truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy who served in Vietnam. He was a Baptist, a member of the Bridgeport and Decatur Masonic lodges as well as the Scottish Rite and Moslah Temple.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Stephen Bradley Largent of Arlington; a daughter, DeAnna Sheryle Largent of Arlington; three grandchildren, Gabrielle Largent, Austin Largent and Hunter Largent; a sister, Johnnie Schilo of Bridgeport; three brothers, Clarence Largent and Jerry Largent, both of Bridgeport, and Monty Largent of Azle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Members of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge will served as pallbearers.
Published Thursday, August 4, 2005

Largent, James Harrison
1929-2005
Memorial service for James Harrison Largent, 76, of Azle will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Craig Erb will officiate. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Largent died Monday, April 4, 2005, in Azle.
Born Feb. 8, 1929, in Chico to Burgess and Ruth (Craft) Largent, he was a retired fireman for General Dynamics, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW Post 2137.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Largent.
He is survived by three sons, James Largent and David Largent and wife, Tina, all of Fort Worth and Billy Largent of Oklahoma; a brother, Craft Largent and wife, Bonnie, of North Richland Hills; a sister, Jane Ramos of Wichita Falls and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, April 7, 2005

Lasiter, Lanny Ross
1952-2005
Service for Lanny Ross Lasiter, 52, of Chico was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Morris Memorial Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Elaine Bussey was to officate, assisted by Sam Starr. Burial was to be at Cumby Cemetery.
Lasiter died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, in Houston.
Born May 31, 1952, in Decatur to Harold and Dorothy Lasiter, he married Billie Jeane Clement on June 29, 1974, in Chico. He worked in the weight division at Hanson Aggregates in Lake Bridgeport and was a member of the Morris Memorial Methodist Church where he was church pianist. He served six years on the city council and was a member of the Chico Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Fort Worth Masonic Lodge and the Chico Masonic Lodge No. 508 where he was past worshipful master and second-degree Scottish Rite.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Nathaniel Ross Lasiter; a daughter, Carlie Rachelle Lasiter; a granddaughter, Iris Townes Lasiter; his mother, Dorothy Lasiter DoByns and husband, Cecil; three stepbrothers, Robert DoByns, Ernie DoByns and Clark DoByns; and two stepsisters, Carol Mann and Martha Howard.
Pallbearers were to be Clyde Fowler, Randy Moss, Harold Watson, Russell Johnson, Donald Holt and Brian Campbell. Honorary pallbearers were to be Eric Seal, Keith Pittman, Teddy Johnson, Audie Morris and Arlon Morris.
The family requests memorials be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for leukemia research.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Lattomus, Alice Louise
1922-2005
No service is planned for Alice Louise Lattomus, 83, of Decatur.
Born May 21, 1922, in Wilmington, Del., she died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, in Bridgeport. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, William B. Lattomus of Wilmington; a daughter, Joan Pugh and husband, Dan, of Decatur; and a granddaughter, Julia Louise Lattomus.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Leavell, Lynda Faye
1943-2005

Graveside service for Lynda Faye Leavell, 62, of Boyd was to be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at Laurel Land Cemetery. The Rev. Ken May was to officiate.
Leavell died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born January 14, 1943, in Fort Worth to William Nathan and Ruby Roberta Guhl Eller, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Bowery.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Eddie Leavell, of Boyd; one son, Jeff Leavell and wife, Colandra, of Azle; two daughters, Erica Simmonds and husband, George, of Hurst and Marcie Paez and husband, Jose, of Roanoke; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Alexandria, Joseph, Emma, Hannah, Angelique, Meagan and Katie; and one sister, Susan Moore and husband, Dennis, of Hackett, Ark.
Published Thursday, October 6, 2005

Lee, Vernon Arlis
1924-2005
Graveside service for Vernon Arlis Lee, 81, of Decatur, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home. Bill Hughes will officiate.
Lee died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 9, 1924, in Wise County, he was a mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Jo Sermons Lee.
He is survived by a sister, Edna Pinkerton of Decatur; two sons, Jerry Lee of Longview and Dennis Lee and wife, Sonia, of Decatur; four grandchildren, Penny Lee Fleet and husband, Randy, of Longview, Angie Lee Williams and husband, Blake, of Frisco, Stephanie Lee of Plano and Christopher Lee of Decatur; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dexter Agee, Raleigh Miller, Michael Miller, Chris Miller, Randy Fleet, Blake Williams and Finnis Oliver.
Published Sunday, September 18, 2005

Lemmon, Jean Kathryn
1930-2005

Funeral for Jean Kathryn Lemmon, 74, of North Richland Hills will be at noon Thursday, Feb. 24, at Zion Lutheran Church in Watauga. The Rev. David G. Loeffler will officiate. Burial will follow at Wilson Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the church prior to the funeral.
Lemmon died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, in North Richland Hills.
Born Oct. 14, 1930, in Jonesboro, Ill., to Lester and Sarah Lewis, she was a retired fllight instructor for her husband’s aviation school and was a member of the 99’s (a women’s flying organization).
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Bill, in 2001 and a sister, Jackie Gibbs.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Penner; four sons, Mike Lemmon and wife, Carol; Bob Lemmon and wife, Mary Ann; Jerry Lemmon and Richard Lemmon; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bob Phoenix, Charlie Mangham, Tom Pendegrass, Steve Carney and John Lemmon.
Published Thursday, February 24, 2005

Leonard, Floyd Jesse
1921-2005
Services for Floyd Jesse Leonard, 83, of Bridgeport will be in Monarch, Colo. Interment also will be in Colorado.
Leonard died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 8, 1921, in Gunnison, Colo., he was a civil service employee and retired from White Sands Missile Range in Alamogordo, N.M., after 30 years of services. He served in the U.S. Army and received a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star, an Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon of Grand Junction, and his first wife, Corrine.
He is survived by his wife, Nina Leonard of Bridgeport; a daughter, Dianna Schaaf of Alamogordo, N.M.; a sister, Lila Mae Kint of Littleton, Colo.; a grandson, Paul Schaaf of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous nieces, nephews and stepchildren.
Published Sunday, March 13, 2005

Lindsey, Janie Sue VanHoose
1939-2005

Service for Janie Sue VanHoose Lindsey, 66, of Bridgeport was Dec. 16 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Dr. James L. Barnes officiated. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Lindsey died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born July 9, 1939, in Bridgeport, she was a homemaker. She was a member of The Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Patsy and Sherry.
She is survived by a daughter, Dawn Cortez and husband Michael of Bridgeport; a sister, Jaquelyn Newby of Oklahoma City; seven brothers, Bill VanHoose and wife Darlene of Bridgeport; James VanHoose of Fort Worth; Jerry VanHoose and wife Norma of Runaway Bay, Travis VanHoose and wife Betty of Bridgeport, Dale VahHoose and wife LaQuita of Fort Worth, Tommy VanHoose and wife Kim of Runaway Bay and Larry VanHoose and wife Kathy of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Aaron and Courtney.
Pallbearers were Bill VanHoose, Jerry VanHoose, Dale VanHoose, James VanHoose, Travis VanHoose, Tommy VanHoose and Larry VanHoose.
Published Sunday, December 18, 2005

Linville, Ronnie Paul
1961-2005
Graveside service for Ronnie Paul Linville, 44, of Decatur will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Hog Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Kevin Caffey will officiate. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Linville died Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 25, 1961, in Port Arthur, he was a heating, air and ventilation technician for Mann Refrigeration in Bridgeport. He was a member of the Aurora Baptist Church, the North American Technicians Excellence, and Fathers for Equal Rights.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Linville; three daughters, Crystle Linville of Decatur, Amy Linville of Wichita Falls and Leslie Linville of Cottondale; his parents-in-law, Hershel and Verna Cunningham; four brothers, Frank, Tommy, Sammy and Gary Traylor; four sisters, Julia Belt, Judy McGahey, Rita Smith and Diane Bradbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Robert Mann, Bobby McClure, Eric Brown, Brian Roach, Scott Martin, Burl Cash, Jamie Dickey, Jason McGahey, Jamie Hudgins, Walker Moffett and Tim Adams.
Published Thursday, May 12, 2005

Lively, Allie Dorothy
1914-2004
Graveside service for Allie Dorothy Lively, 90, of Decatur was Jan. 4, 2005, at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery.
Born Aug. 20, 1914, near Childress, Lively died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Henry Lee Lively; a son, Lee Lively and wife, Linda, of Decatur; two grandchildren, Tommy Lively of Allentown, Pa., and Tammie Fuhrmann and husband, Leonard, of Decatur; and a great-granddaughter, Christy Fuhrmann.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Lively, Henry Lee
1911-2005
Graveside service for Henry Lee Lively, 93, of Decatur was Feb. 14, at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Lively died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 28, 1911, in Augusta, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Allie Dorothy Lively.
He is survived by a son, Lee Lively and wife, Linda, of Decatur; two grandchildren, Tommy Lively of Allentown, Pa., and Tammie Fuhrmann and husband, Leonard, of Decatur; and a great-granddaughter, Christy Fuhrmann.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Logan, Michael Keith
1956-2005
Graveside service for Michael Keith Logan, 49, of Bridgeport was Nov. 26 at the Justin Cemetery. The Rev. John Stout officiated.
Logan died Nov. 22, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 19, 1956, in Denton, to Harry and Jherrie Moncrief Logan, he graduated from Northwest High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Justin. He married Debra Norris on June 25, 1997, in Paradise. He was the owner and manager of the Shell Deli Mart No. 3 in Runaway Bay.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
He is survived by his wife; his parents of Justin; two sons, Brandon and Randall Logan, both of Krum; two step-sons, Kyle Wooldridge and Kristopher Wooldridge, both of Bridgeport; a sister, Amy Logan Rust of Decatur; and two granddaughters, Brandi and Ryli Logan.
Pallbearers were Randall Logan, Brandon Logan, Kyle Wooldridge, Kristopher Wooldridge, Marty Logan and Carey Moncrief.
Published Thursday, December 8, 2005

Loggains, Carl A.
1926-2005
Service for Carl A. Loggains, 79, of Newark, was Aug. 30, at the Newark Church of Christ. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery. Mike Boaldin officiated.
Loggains died Aug. 27, 2005, in Newark.
Born July 10, 1926, he was a retired electrical technician for General Dynamics and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Newark Church of Christ and a 32nd Degree member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Youngblood Loggains, and a brother, Dean Loggains.
He is survived by two sons, Donald Loggains of Attica, Mich., and Michael Loggains of Newark; three daughters, Carleene Bustamante of Mission, Darla Loggains Wood of Newark and Mary Tucker of Boyd; two sisters, Verla Duncan of Washington and Shirley Johnson of Kansas, 17 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 1, 2005

Looper, Mildred Hall
1918-2005

Funeral for Mildred Hall Looper, 86, of Graham was Thursday, Feb. 10, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Roger Rhodes officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Looper died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Gilmer, she was secretary for Pure Oil Co., a licensed vocational nurse and ranched in Young County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; three brothers, Doyle, Harold and Gerald and three sisters, Wilma, Mable and Annie.
She is survived by three nieces, Kay Roberts and husband, Donald, of Bridgeport, Joyce Caron and husband, Bill, of Watauga and Helen Foreman and husband, Bill, of California.
Pallbearers were Monty Roberts, Larry Devoll, Donald Roberts, Bill Caron and Wayne Bradley.
Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Love, James David
1939-2005

Funeral for James David Love, 66, of Balsora was Sept. 18 at Balsora Baptist Church. The Rev. Matt Norton will officiate. Burial followed at Willow Point Cemetery in Balsora.
Love died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 2, 1939, in Seminole, Okla., to Charlie and Mary Ritchie Love, he was a retired plant operator for Hanson Building Materials. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Balsora Baptist Church where he was active in church activities. He married Mary Katherine Taylor Sept. 27, 1958, in Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his wife; three brothers, Robert, Charles and Melvin Love and a sister, Jan Bradley.
He is survived by two sons, James A. Love and wife, Tina, of Bridgeport and Aubrey W. Love and wife, Cyndy, of Bastrop; a daughter, Kathy Stone and husband, Wayne, of Boonsville; a brother, Aubrey A. Love; two sisters, Delores Gartman and Glenda Carr, and six grandchildren, Brandon, Amie, Aubrey Wayne, Cody, Chad and Kaylee.
Pallbearers were Carroll Franklin, Kenneth Peel, Orville Stone, Frankie Mauney, Curtis West and Jimmy Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Long, Junior Brantley and Bob Ware.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Balsora Baptist Church Building Fund.
Published Thursday, September 22, 2005

Love, Penne Anne
1939-2005
Memorial service for Penne Anne Love, 66, of Decatur will be held at the Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro. A date for the service will be announced.
Love died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 23, 1939, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was a member of the Eastern Star and the Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro.
She is survived by a son, Leslie Love of Grand Prairie; a daughter Lisa Easley and husband, Gene, of Pottsboro; a brother, Ben Chamberlain of Houston; and five grandchildren, Aston and Makayla Acord, Joseph Easley, and Bradley and Brandon Love, all of Pottsboro.
Published Sunday, November 6, 2005

Loyd, J.T. ‘Jerry’
1947-2005
Service for J.T. “Jerry” Loyd, 58, of Mount Pleasant, was Monday, Aug. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield. Cecil McCloud officiated. Burial was Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Bethel Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated.
Loyd died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, in Daingerfield.
Born May 25, 1947, to Myrtle and Virgil Loyd in Decatur, he owned Loyd’s Automotive in Mount Pleasant. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Melba Schroeder of Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Mount Pleasant; two daughters, Nancy Romine and husband, Rodney, of Montague and Cheryl Loyd of Mount Vernon; two sons, Bryan Loyd and wife, Lacy, of Terrell, Okla., and Darrell Loyd and wife, Trish, of Corpus Christi; three stepchildren, Christina, Justin and Heather, all of Daingerfield; two brothers, Gene Grundy and wife, Renna, and Sonny Loyd and wife, Margie, all of Decatur; five sisters, Mary Lou McCandless of Forestburg, Mildred Cauthen and husband, Weldon, of Decatur, Martha Lindsey and husband, Jack, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Alice Lawson and husband, Butch, of Bridgeport and Kay Davis and husband, James, of Decatur; 10 grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 1, 2005

Lutenbaker, Reba Joan ‘Mama Nana’
1942-2005

Service for Reba Joan “Mama Nana” Lutenbaker, 63, of Decatur was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Community Baptist Church in Decatur. The Revs. John Redfern and Gary Sessions were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Lynn Creek Cemetery in Jacksboro.
Lutenbaker died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 14, 1942, in Jacksboro to Delbert and Josie King Jackson, she was co-owner of Sandy Hill Redi-Mix Concrete Co. and a homemaker. She was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Decatur and the Decatur Woman’s Club.
She married Troy Lutenbaker June 3, 1960, in Bridgeport.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Tammy Coleman and Debbie Lutenbaker, both of Decatur; a son, Chris Lutenbaker of Bridgeport; a brother, Jackie Jackson and wife, Sue, of Jacksboro; a sister, Kay Standifer and husband, Milton, of Lewisville; six grandchildren, Rusty Coleman and wife, Chasity, of Bridgeport, Tye and Reese Coleman, Cassie and Jackson Clements and Annie Hodges.
Pallbearers were to be Rocky Blaylock, Perfecto Hueberto, Doug Jackson, Kenny Jackson, Todd Stokes and Logan Gallamore.
Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Macias, Armondo Delgado
1973-2005
Burial for Armondo Delgado Macias, 32, of Bridgeport will be in Mexican Cemetery in Bridgeport. No funeral service is planned.
Macias died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Waco.
Born Aug. 27, 1973, in Sabinas Coahuila, Mexico, he was an oilfield worker and a 1993 Bridgeport High School graduate.
He is survived by two daughters, Vannesa A. and Victoria A. Delgado; his father, Armondo Delgado P. of San Antonio; his mother, Hilda Delgado of Bridgeport; two sisters, Griselda de la Rosa-Lauro and Mayra Delgado, both of Bridgeport; three brothers, Julio C. Delgado of San Antonio and Marco P. Delgado of Bridgeport and Ditter Delgado, both of Bridgeport; and his ex-wife, Jennifer Davida.
The family were to have received friends at Hawkins Funeral Home Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Published Sunday, April 17, 2005

Macomb, Barbara
1953-2005

Funeral for Barbara Macomb, 52, of Runaway Bay will be Monday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home. The Rev. Palmer Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow at Eternal Oaks Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Macomb died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in Dallas.
She was born March 30, 1953, in Houston to Allen and Marion Paul Burr. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport, she was a recipient of the Dr. Hunter Humanitarian Award, past president of the Wise County Soccer Association and a volunteer for the Bridgeport Independent School District.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her husband, Rick Macomb of Runaway Bay; two sons, Ryan Macomb and wife, Ann, of Blaine, Minn., and Jason Macomb of Fort Worth; her mother, Marion Burr of Runaway Bay; a brother, Paul Burr of Runaway Bay; a sister, Beverly Wagner and husband, Sid, of Carrollton; two stepbrothers, Jack Burr and wife, Susan, and John Burr and wife, Ruth; five nieces, Kristin Smith and husband, Terry, and Debbie, Cindy, Kimberly and Stephinie; and a nephew, John.
Pallbearers are Olan Guice, Olin Connor, Doyle Browning, John David Thompson, Rex MacCallister and Steve Watson. Honorary pallbearers are Carl Smith, Kirby Elenburg, Rusty Mann and Vern Johnson.
Published Sunday, November 6, 2005

Majka, Lorene
1920-2005
Services for Lorene Majka, 84, of Arlington will be Thursday, June 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens.
She died Sunday, June 5, 2005, in Arlington.
Born August 23, 1920, in Agnes, she graduated from Baylor University School of Nursing and served as a nurse in the United States Army during World War II, achieving the rank of first lieutenant. She met her future husband, Walter, on a troop ship traveling to Alaska.
Honorably discharged from the Army in 1945, she helped open Arlington Memorial Hospital in 1958 and retired from there in 1983. While at the hospital she founded central supply and served as president of the Texas Society Central Service Personnel from 1977 to 1978.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Arlington Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by two sons, Donald Majka and wife, Ora, of Bridgeport, Kenneth Majka and wife, Linda, of Arlington; one daughter, Catherine Williams and husband, Randy, of Arlington; grandchildren Melissa Nivens and husband, Clint, of Alvord, Charles Majka of College Station, Staci Crim and husband, Matt, of Murphy, Rebecca McCain and husband, Rick, of Fort Worth and Brent Williams of Arlington; and great-granddaughter, Audra Nivens of Alvord.
Published Thursday, June 9, 2005

Malcolm, Arese
1921-2005
Funeral for Arese Malcolm, 84, of Decatur was Aug. 1 at the Decatur Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Bolivar Cemetery. Robert Isham officiated.
Malcolm died Thursday, July 28, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 4, 1921, in Krum to Albert and Pearl Morris, she was a seamstress and a member of the Church of Christ in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Malcolm; an infant daughter; three brothers, Albert Morris, Samuel Morris and Lowell Morris; and two sisters Almeta Carr and Wynell Bonner.
She is survived by a son, Bruce Malcolm of Atlanta; a daughter, Carolyn Moody and husband, Robert, of Bridgeport; a brother, Olen Morris of Fort Worth; a sister, Anna Lee Wallace, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Sam Holmes and wife, Tricia, Robert Moody Jr. and wife, Shelly, Robin Schagren and husband, Jeff, Carla Sullivan and husband, Brent, Linda Hill and husband, Kelly; and four great-grandchildren, Ella Grace Schagren, Carson Sullivan, Allie Hill and Kade Hill.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Samuel Holmes, Robert Moody Jr., Kelly Hill, Jeff Schagren, Brent Sullivan and Dennis Lee.
Published Thursday, August 4, 2005

Malcolm, Edward Lee
1922-2005
Service for Edward Lee Malcolm, 83, of Morgan City, La., will be Friday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at Coker Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Coker Funeral Home.
Malcolm died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, in Morgan City.
Born Aug. 9, 1922, in Decatur, he retired from Diamond M Drilling in Morgan City. He served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran.
He married May “Peggy” Hatfield on June 23, 1940, in Walters, Okla. He was preceded in death by Peggy, a brother, a sister and twin daughters.
He is survived by a sister, Katherine Wildgrube of Gladewater, Texas; a son, Orvil Lynn Malcolm and daughter-in-law Libby of Hobson, Texas; a daughter, Patricia “Pat” Darlene Grow and son-in-law Rodney of Berwick, La.; grandchildren Bruce Malcolm and wife Christy, Brent Malcolm and wife Geri, Laura Jaramillo and husband Paul of Texas and Nicholas and Scott Grow of Louisiana; five great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Published Thursday, December 8, 2005

Malone, Gene
1934-2005

Graveside service for Gene Malone, 71, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Sycamore Cemetery. Charles Taylor was to officiate and Scott Gray was to assist.
Malone died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2005, in Pagosa Springs, Colo., while on a bear hunting trip.
Born July 20, 1934, in Decatur to J. and Sarah Malone, he married Wilda Marie Tally on May 30, 1954, in Waurika, Okla. He was retired from Peterbilt and was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Franklin Allred.
He is survived by his wife; six sons, James Malone and Bryan Malone, both of Decatur, Kevin Malone of Greenwood, Benny Malone of Hood, Bobby Malone of Forestburg and George Curry of Sunset; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Julie Curry of Forestburg.
Pallbearers were to be James Malone, Kevin Malone, Bryan Malone, Benny Malone, George Curry and Layne Freeman.
Published Sunday, September 11, 2005

Manning, Tandy Len
1957-2005

Graveside service for Tandy Len Manning, 47, of Chico was March 14 at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Melvin Clay officiated.
Manning died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Chico.
Born July 30, 1957, in Denton he was a crew foreman for Dustrol Corporation of Roanoke.
He is survived by a son, Jason Matthew Manning and wife, Brandi, of Fort Worth; a daughter, Melissa Rae Manning of Dayton; two grandchildren, Joseph and Drew; his father, Kenneth Manning of Chico; his mother, Sue Manning of Chico; a brother, Travis Dewayne Manning of McKinney; a sister, Penny Sue Manning of Denver, Co.; a grandfather, Travis Manning of Chico and two nephews.
Pallbearers were Pepe Chavez, Josh Melton, Junior Hildalgo, Josh Chavez, Hans Wilson and Jeff McCloud.
Published Thursday, March 17, 2005

Mara, Walter Jack
1920-2005
Funeral for Walter Jack Mara, 84, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Cornerstone Baptist Church. James Fellers and Charles Taylor were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Mara died Feb. 11, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 22, 1920, in Dickens, he retired as a long-haul truck driver. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Mara; two sons, Roy Mara and wife, Nadine, and David Mara, all of Decatur; a daughter, Pamela Hawkins Williams and husband, Randy, of Bridgeport; a sister, Helen Buckingham of Reading, Calif.; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be his grandsons, Ricky Mara, Shane Mara, Bratton Williams, Richard Mara, Todd Mara, Nathan Mara and Caleb Burk.
Honorary pallbearers were to be Roy Province, Hoss Gilbert, Harrell White, Sam Brazeau, Herbert White, Corky Roberts, Carl Fennell, Dennis Hudson, Dixie Maltsberger, Leonard Ratliff, Pat Goodger, Kyle Fletcher Sr., Lattie Ables, Samie Erwin and Jack Leake.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Marsh, Nathan Kyle
1998-2005

Funeral for Nathan Kyle Marsh, 7, of Bridgeport was Sunday, Nov. 27, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Spangler officiated. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Marsh died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, in Jack County.
Born Aug. 30, 1998, in Decatur, he was a first-grade student at Bridgeport Elementary School.
He is survived by his mother, Heather O’Neal and her fiancee, Ron Smith of Bridgeport; his father, Wesley Marsh of Seymour; a brother, Nicholas O’Neal; a twin brother, Noah Marsh; grandparents, Jerry Mullins and David Carlton of Bridgeport, Kenneth Canova of Dallas and Dennis and Sandy Marsh of Seymour and great-grandparents, Paula and Fred Edwards of Bridgeport, Clara Canova of Bridgeport and Wesley and Velma Grimes of Seymour.
Pallbearers were Calvin Coleman, Shannon Canova, Chris Lynch and Larry Gober.
Published Thursday, December 1, 2005

Martin, Audrey E.
1942-2005

Funeral for Audrey E. Martin, 63, of Bridgeport will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Donovan Martin will officiate. Burial will follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Martin died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 9, 1942, in Bismarck, N.D., to George and America C.L. Simpson, she was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport and had served in the U.S. Army. She married Jack L. Martin on Nov. 24, 1962, in Security, Colo.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Lt. Col. Joel L. Martin and wife, Lori, of Albuquerque, N.M., Donovan Martin and wife, Kristi, of Lubbock and Master Sgt. Brian E. Martin and wife, Michelle, of Crestview, Fla.; a daughter, Katie Schrader and husband, Kenneth, of Cordele, Ga.; seven brothers, Dennis Simpson, George Simpson, Larry Simpson, James Simpson, John Simpson, Jody Simpson and Richard Simpson; three sisters, DeAnna McNeal, Robin Simpson and Dorrennee Kingham and eight grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Salvation Army.
Pallbearers will be the Honor Guard at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

Martin, Harvey Benjamin, Jr.
1926-2005

Graveside service for Harvey Benjamin Martin Jr., 78, of Farmers Branch, was March 11 at Restland Memorial Park.
Martin died Tuesday, March 8, 2005.
Born to Harvey Benjamin Martin and Rosa Lee Ferguson July 29, 1926, in Chatfield, he married Cuba Laurine Phipps Feb. 26, 1946, in Corsicana.
He is survived by a son, Lesly Martin and wife, Terry, of Arlington; a daughter, Donna Brown and husband, Don, of Decatur; six grandchildren, Leigh Martin, Gregory Brown and wife, Tina, Anthony Martin and wife, Elisha, Michele Brown and husband, Christopher, Terri Smith and husband, Kenny, and Jim Brown and wife, Misty; nine great-grandchildren, Candice Martin, Jared Martin, Garrett Brown, Mathew Brown, Ethan Brown, Victoria Gaston, Julia Gaston, Avery Brown and Kristen Brown; two sisters, Marie Calentine and Gladys Ivy; and two brothers, Joe Martin and Truman Martin.
Published Sunday, March 13, 2005

Martin, Horace Hamilton
1942-2005
Horace Hamilton Martin, 62, of Paradise died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Paradise. There will not be a service.
Born May 15, 1942, in Wills Point, he was a gunsmith. He married Nancy Michelle Silver in Terrell on July 14, 1984.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Ace Martin of Whitney; two daughters, Sheryl Spencer of Terrell and June Nalls of Kaufman; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, February 10, 2005

Martinez, Andrew Fred
1966-2005

Funeral for Andrew Fred Martinez, 38, of Bridgeport was to be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gary Sessions was to officiate. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Martinez died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 28, 1966, in Bridgeport, to Freddie and Gloria Salazar Martinez, he was a hardbanding assistant for DSI Inspection Service of Bridgeport and a Baptist.
He is survived by a fiancee, Angela Reid of Bridgeport; two brothers, Edward Martinez and wife, Missy and Chris Martinez and wife, Dee Dee, all of Bridgeport; a sister, Kathy McKeever of Bridgeport; his grandparents, Sonny and Mary Garces of Paradise; and eight nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Robert Vidal, Richard Vidal, Josh Vidal, J. R. Garces, Steve Sosa and Rick McKeever. Honorary pallbearers were to be the Bridgeport High School Class of 1986.
Published Sunday, December 25, 2005

Martinez, Hortencia
1952-2005

Funeral for Hortencia Martinez, 52, of Decatur will be Thursday, Nov. 3, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Father Gilbert Pansza will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Martinez died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, in Denton.
She was born Dec. 31, 1952, in Jerez Zacatecaz, Mexico. A homemaker, she was a member of the Catholic church.
She is survived by her husband, Javier Martinez, of Decatur; two sons, Jose Guadalupe Martinez and Arturo Martinez, both of Decatur; three daughters, Betty Idalia Sanchez, Maria Martinez and Carla Martinez, all of Decatur; four sisters, Maria Sotelo of Decatur, Imelda Pinedo and Aurelia Vargas of Mexico, and Jovita Delira of Denver, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.
Published Thursday, November 3, 2005

Martinez, Leona Elaine
1963-2005
A memorial service for Leona Elaine Martinez, 42, of Chico will be held at a later date.
Martinez died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born June 26, 1963, in Dallas, she was a cashier.
She is survived by her parents, George and Marie Byers of Chico; two sons, Joshua Lynn and Jeremy Leonard Martinez, both of Chico; a daughter, Jessica Rae Martinez of Chico; and two grandchildren, Gabriel and Xavier Martinez, both of Chico.
Published Thursday, November 17, 2005

Martinez, Tomas
1925-2005
Memorial for Tomas Martinez, 80, of Decatur will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 28, at St. John’s Catholic Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Gilbert Pansza will officiate.
Martinez died Friday, April 22, 2005, in Decatur.
Born March 7, 1925, in San Angelo to Tiodoro and Cleotilde Escamilla Martinez, he was a retired operating engineer.
He was preceded in death by five brothers.
He is survived by 11 children, Anita Martinez, Tomas Martinez, Charles Martinez, Rosa Estrada, Jesus N. Martinez, Jeronimo Martinez, Julio Martinez, JoAnna Palomeras, Josephina Hernandez, Juaquina Schumacher and Jamie Martinez; three sisters, Frances Kolker, Concepsion Ruiz and Juanita Cortez; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, April 28, 2005

Massie, Frances Mae
1923-2005
Graveside service for Frances Mae Massie, 81, of Denton will be Thursday, May 26, at Bethel Cemetery.
Massie died Monday, May 23, 2005, in Dallas.
Born May 31, 1923, to Vincent and Albina Novak in Scotland, S.D., she was a retired typist.
She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Massie; and one grandson, Michael Massie.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Michael Massie of Blue Mound; a grandson, Chris Massie of Bowie; a daughter-in-law, Lynn Carroll of Bowie; three brothers, Vincent Novak Jr. of Belle Plaine, Iowa, Richard James Novak of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Roger Leroy Novak of Brandon, S.D.; two sisters, Margery Dunlap of Corona, Calif., and Dorothy Dangle of Yankton, S.D.; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, May 26, 2005

Matthews, Billy Gene, Sr.
1936-2005

Graveside service for Billy Gene Matthews Sr., 68, of Newark was Feb. 26 at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Matthews died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at a Fort Worth hospice.
Born May 21, 1936, he was a member of the Newark City Council, the manager of Stevens Mobile Home Park in Newark and a member of the Lutheran Church. He was a past president of the Sabine Jarvis Little League and the former assistant District Seven administrator.
He is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Cecil Temple and wife, Janie, of Haltom City, Raymond “Rusty” Temple and wife, JoAnne, of Blue Mound, Billy Gene Matthews Jr. of Norfolk, Va., Gary Allen Matthews of H.E.B., Joseph Darrel Matthews of Burleson, Belinda Smith of Saginaw and Jennifer Ruiz of Newark; an adopted grandson, Martin Matthews of Newark; a sister, Ruth Isbell and husband, Bobby; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Published Sunday, March 6, 2005

Maxwell, Marjorie Nell Parker
1933-2005

Graveside service for Marjorie Nell Parker Maxwell, 72, of Fort Worth and formerly of Greenwood was Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.
Maxwell died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born May 29, 1933, in Ada, Okla., she was a homemaker. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan College with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and was a member of the Handley Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Maxwell.
She is survived by her husband, Charlie Thomas Maxwell; two sons, Jeffrey Maxwell of Greenwood and Tracy Maxwell of Fort Worth; a brother, Lloyd Belton Parker Jr. of Aledo; a sister, Anita Hyden of Arlington and three grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

McCandless, Judith Anne
1961-2005

Funeral for Judith Anne McCandless, 44, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Harvest Metropolitan Church in Denton. The Revs. Janet Parker and Kay Seitz were to officiate. Visitation was to be before the service at 2 p.m.
McCandless died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in Decatur.
Born May 4, 1961, in Puerto LaCruz, Venezuela, to Jack Raymond Wilkins Sr. and Doris Mae Lockhart Wilkins, she served in the U.S. Air Force and was HBF manager for Washington Mutual.
She is survived by her life partner, Kathy Falcon; a son, Bryan McCandless and wife, Brenda; a daughter, Karly Wooten and husband, Germaine; three grandchildren, Xavier, Caitlin and Moira Wooten; a brother, Jack Wilkins and wife, Karen; two sisters, Janice Wilkins and husband, Mike Smith, and Juanita Wilkins; and three nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, DFW Division, P.O. Box 3092, Coppell, Texas 75019.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

McClary, Estelline
1922-2005

Graveside service for Estelline McClary, 82, of Aurora will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Withers will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
McClary died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Hurst.
Born July 4, 1922, in Decatur, she was a homemaker and a member of the Aurora Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas McClary; two brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two sons, Richard McClary of Arlington and David McClary of Tennessee; a daughter, Janis Gallagher and husband, Richard, of Azle; six grandchildren, Lori Kirkhuff, Mike Freeman, Bart McClary, Susan McClary, Nathan McClary and Nicole Gamon; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, March 13, 2005

McConnell, Jean
1920-2005

Graveside service for Jean McConnell, 84, of Boyd was July 25 at Paradise Cemetery.
McConnell died Friday, July 22, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 20, 1920, in Paradise, she was a retired nurse’s aid.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Iva, Lorene and Jackie; and three brothers Chris, Jeff and Avery Erwin.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlynn Jennings and husband, Bo, of Boyd and Maxie Hubbell and husband, Herb, of New Mexico; four grandchildren, Clifton Day and wife, Deidra, Timothy Jenning, Trent Jennings and Tiffany Read and husband, Jason; six great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jacob Day, Triston and Kaiya Read, Justin and Misty Wolf; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, July 28, 2005

McCormick, John Richard, III
1937-2005

Funeral for John Richard McCormick III, 67, of Crane was July 27 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Rev. David Bryant officiated. Burial followed in the Crane County Cemetery.
McCormick died Sunday, July 24, 2005, in Midland.
Born Nov. 19, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., he married Patricia Joanne Fought on Nov. 28, 1957, in Michigan City, Ind. He was an Air Force Veteran, serving in the Berlin Crisis, and was an aviation consultant and a member of the Experimental Aviation Association, No. 98.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Fought McCormick of Crane; one son, Jay A. McCormick and wife, Fiona, of Lubbock; two daughters, Jackie Hicks and husband, Greg, of Midland, and Pamela McCormick Adams and husband, David, of Alvord; one sister, Judith H.M. Cohen of Naples, FL; eight grandchildren, Amy Riddle, Timothy McCormick, Amber Riddle Shock, Thomas McCormick, James McCormick, Sophie McCormick, Dalton Adams, and John Jeffrey Adams and three great-grandchildren, Joseph Hernandez, Cassidye Shock and Skye Shock.
Pallbearers were Doug Damron, Tony Jones, Jared Jones, Tre McDonald, Jaime Sanchez and Gilbert Sena.
Published Sunday, August 28, 2005

McCrary, Bonnie
1914-2005

Funeral for Bonnie McCrary, 91, of Decatur was May 31, at Decatur Church of Christ. Robert Isham officiated and was assisted by Rick Ross. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
McCrary died Saturday, May 28, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 17, 1914, in Bowie, she was a homemaker and a member of Decatur Church of Christ. She married Claude Arnold McCrary in Bellevue in September 1934.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; two sisters and two grandchildren, Eric Porter and Scotty McCrary.
She is survived by a son, Donald McCrary and wife, Judy, of Decatur; two daughters, Pauline Porter of Decatur and Wanda Loveall and husband, L.D., of Hughson, Calif.; a sister, Mary Adair of Duncanville; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, June 2, 2005

McDaniel, Mary Alice
1928-2005
Funeral for Mary Alice McDaniel, 76, of Bridgeport was Jan. 20 at Hawkins Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated. Burial followed at Jim Ned Cemetery.
McDaniel died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born May 17, 1928, in Electra, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband James “Jim” McDaniel on Dec. 1, 2003.
She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Wade McDaniel and wife, Sue, of Weatherford and Charles Ralph McDaniel of Bridgeport; a daughter, Virginia Lee Powers and husband, Sonny, of Bridgeport; two brothers, Robert Howell and Paul Howell; a sister, Gail Griffith; four grandchildren, Kathy Lea Hicks, Jimmy Wade McDaniel Jr., Stefanie Lea Hicks and Christy Sue Gilbert; and six great-grandchildren, Kandi Michea Wilson, Charles Dustin Wilson, Tifani LeAnn Hicks, Bailey Jean Stanford, Jimmy Wade McDaniel II and Madison Maggie Mae McDaniel.
Pallbearers were Randy Wilson, Jerry Teague, Wayne Mask, Larry McDaniel, Roy Teague and Bobby Carpenter.
Published Sunday, January 23, 2005

McGraw, Rachael Mills
1916-2005
Funeral for Rachael Mills McGraw, 88, of Sunset was to be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel in Shreveport, La. Crawford Williams was to officiate.
McGraw died Thursday, Feb. 24, in Sunset.
McGraw was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Bronson. A homemaker, she lived most of her life in Shreveport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Mac” McGraw.
She is survived by her son, James Donald McGraw and wife Mary Frances; daughter, Carol Minter and husband, Paul; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 27, 2005

McGuirk, Dorothy Elizabeth
1912-2005
Funeral for Dorothy Elizabeth McGuirk, 91, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Assumption Catholic Church. Father Gil Pansza was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Mt. St. Mary’s in Pawtucket, R.I.
McGuirk died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Bowie.
Born Dec. 26, 1912, in Boston, Mass., she was a secretary.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy McKay of Decatur; two step-daughters, Jean Donavan of Florida and Elineen McGuirk of Rhode Island and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Stephen McKay, Patrick McKay, James McKay, Jerry McKay, Larry Wilson and Leroy Nikirk.
Published Sunday, February 27, 2005

McLarty, Mamie LouElla
1913-2005
Funeral for Mamie LouElla McLarty, 91, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1. James Arrington was to officiate and James McGaha was to assist.
McLarty died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 13, 1913, in Vinemont, Ala., she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Austin McLarty; a son, Tim McLarty; a daughter, Carolyn Roe; and a grandson, Travis Young.
She is survived by three daughters, Pat Young and Rebecca Lewis, both of Decatur, and Judy Gauntt of Dublin, Okla.; two sisters, Ruth Bisidas of Decatur and Gredith Screws of Vinemont; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Jason Cobb, Ty Lewis, Cliff Fuentes, Regie Roe, Jim Glaspy and C.J. Sparger.
Published Sunday, April 24, 2005

McNair, Jack
1947-2005
Funeral for Jack McNair, 58, of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Thomas O. Brumett will officiate and will be assisted by Berl Pedigo. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemtery.
McNair died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 5, 1947, in Mercedes, he was a program specialist for the Department of Public Safety. He married Priscilla Jane Townes Aug. 18, 1995, in Marietta, Okla. McNair was in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla McNair, of Decatur; his mother and step-father, Mary Lou and David Hodgson of Alvord; his step-mother, Jean Burton of Nevada; a son, Rhet McNair of Paradise; a step-son, Jimmy McCord of Decatur; four brothers, Richard Hodgson of Milford, Kan., John Hodgson of Lawton, Okla., Thomas Hodgson of Fayetteville, N.C. and Terrell Hodgson of Fort Bragg, N.C.; two sisters, Linda Rials of Evant and Amy Smith of Wilmington, N.C.; three grandchildren, Dalton McCord of Fort Benning, Ga., and Logan and Mackenzie McNair, both of Paradise and several nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, September 25, 2005

McVean, John Abner
1919-2005

Funeral for John Abner McVean, 86, of Dallas and formerly of Decatur, was June 28 at Highland Baptist Church in Dallas. Burial followed at DFW National Cemetery. He was the uncle of Paula Nichols of Decatur.
McVean died Friday, June 24, 2005, in Dallas.
Born Jan. 1, 1919, in Roscoe, he married Vera Mae Buck in March 1943. He joined the Marines and served on the Battleship West Virginia which was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor. After his service in World War II, he became a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety and was a sergeant when he retired 33 years later.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Karen McVean and Kathy McVean.
The family requests memorials be made to Lexee’s Legacy Animal Sanctuary at 1437 Halsey Way, Carrollton, Texas 75007.
Published Thursday, June 30, 2005

McWilliams, David
1943-2005

There will be no service for David McWilliams, 61, of Park Springs.
He died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at home.
Born Dec. 20, 1943, in Bowie, he was the senior vice president of Capital West Securities and former owner of Whites Auto in Decatur. He was also a member of the Church of Christ in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Martha McWilliams; two sons, Mark McWilliams and Michael McWilliams; two daughters, Kelley McWilliams and Phyllis Howard; a brother, Lynn Cecil McWilliams, and four grandchildren, Rachel Tacquard, Lauren Tacquard, Austin Robbins and Kayla Robbins.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 1700 Rutherford Lane, Austin, Texas 78754 or P.O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761.
Published Sunday, October 2, 2005

Meadows, Robert Floyd, Sr.
1915-2005
No funeral is planned for Robert Floyd Meadows Sr., 90, of Lake Dallas.
Meadows died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in Decatur.
Born May 20, 1915, in Dallas, he was a retired radiator mechanic.
He is survived by three daughters, Shirley Kerin of Dallas, Frances Mills of Virginia and Yvonne Carroll of Houston; a son, Robert F. Meadows Jr. of Chico; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, August 28, 2005

Medlock, Jim
1943-2005

Funeral for Jim Medlock, 62, of Boyd will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Billy Fitz, Ronnie Young and Jerry Quisenberry will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Medlock died June 23, 2005, in Wise County.
Born May 9, 1943, in Cartersville, Okla., he was a construction worker, a fisherman and a member of the Fort Worth Angler’s Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Sue Quisenberry; his father, John Medlock and his great-grandson, Nicholas Gage.
He is survived by three sons, Victor Lee Medlock of Beggs, Okla., Mike Medlock and wife, Tina, of Henrietta, Okla., and Randy Wayne Medlock and wife, Julie, of Boyd; four daughters, Terri Lynn Young and husband, Ronnie, of Fort Worth, Lora Broyles of Tecumseh, Okla., Michelle Snodderly and husband, Dan, of Claremore, Okla., and Anita Johnson and husband, James, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Ronnie Medlock of Maryland; his mother, Flora Medlock of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Neoka Lou Anderson of Broken Arrow; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, June 26, 2005

Meek, David Earl
1948-2005

Memorial for David Earl Meek, 57, of Yates Center, Kan., was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gary Veazey from the Outreach of Love Church in Springtown was to officiate.
Meek died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born July 3, 1948, in Bridgeport, to Grady and Patsy Walker Meek, he was in the construction and real estate business. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico.
He is survived by three daughters, Lori McKinney and husband, Chris, of Springtown, Kimberley Meek of Yates Center and Heatherly Meek of Aurora; a step-daughter, Tonya; two sisters, Nancy Teal of Bonham and Martha McConaghie of Yates Center; six grandchildren, Lauren, Brittany, Chase, Christian, Benden and Jennessa; and three step-grandchildren, Brianna, Alicia and Jonathon.
Published Thursday, October 27, 2005

Meier, Evelena C.
1916-2005

Graveside service for Evelena C. Meier, 88, of Bridgeport was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar was to officiate.
Meier died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in San Antonio.
Born Nov. 23, 1916, in Pine, Mo., she was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. She married Lee Meier on Dec. 25, 1947, in Beecher City, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a grandson, two great-grandsons and two sisters.
She is survived by a son, Wayne Meier and wife Rose of North Richland Hills; two daughters, Pam Williams and husband Bobby of Normangee, Texas, and Debbie Mann of San Antonio; a brother, Allen Campbell of Monroe, La.; a sister, Judy Panto of Houston; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 18, 2005

Mennis, Jeanette Rae
1939-2005
There will be no service for Jeanette Rae Mennis, 65, of Rhome.
Mennis died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born July 26, 1939, to Troy and Florence Patterson in Sioux Falls, S.D., she was a waitress.
She is survived by a son, Troy Mennis of Euless; two daughters, Kelley Diemling of Garland and Kristy Robertson of Rhome; a brother, L.G. Patterson of South Carolina; four sisters, Diane Keeney and Sharon Hickman, both of Tulsa, Okla., Shirley Wellendorf of Iowa and Melba Stacey of Vian, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.
Published Thursday, June 23, 2005

Meyer, Jim Edward
1940-2005
Service for Jim Edward Meyer, 64, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the First Baptist Church in Cheyene, Wyo. Burial was to follow in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens, The Rev. Ken Peterson was to officiate.
Meyer died Aug. 24, 2005, in Plano.
Born, Aug. 27, 1940 in Loveland, Colo., he lived 45 years in Cheyenne, Wyo., and one year in Texas.
A retired asphalt lab foreman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, he ranched and worked for the Wyoming Hereford Ranch and von Forell Herefords of Wheatland. He was a volunteer for Cheyenne Frontier Days for more than 35 years, acting as night show arena director for the Churckwagon races. He was also a member of HEELS.
He was preceded in death by a infant daughter, Tammy Meyer; a brother, Jay Meyer, a sister-in-law, Shirley Patterson; his mother and father-in-law, Lydia and Henry Meintzer; and two nephews, Ed Zeman and John Zeman.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon Meyer, of Decatur; two daughters, Sandy Brazile and husband, Jimmy, of Decatur, and Carrie Campbell and husband, Heath, of Frisco; one grandson, Dawson James Campbell of Texas; and two step-grandsons, Trevor Brazile of Decatur and Hunter Campbell of Texas; two sisters-in-law, Betty Zeman and husband, Eddie, and Georgia Zeman and husband, Larry, all of Cheyenne; one brother-in-law, Walter Patterson of Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Gene Giffin, Tom Wilson, Les Talkington, Bill Phillips and Buddy Bensmiller. Honorary pallbearers were to be Dan Wilson, Cody Wilson, L.A. Romsa, Dick Doering, Don English, Bob Corso, Marion Reeder, Bill Mueller, Ralph Belew, Frank Eedy and Dick DuVall.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
Published Thursday, September 1, 2005

Michlitsch, Wanda Jean
1941-2005
Service for Wanda Jean Michlitsch, 64, of Aurora was July 29 in Decatur. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery. George Walker officiated.
Michlitsch died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.
Born Feb. 10, 1941, in Goree to Elmer and Myrtle Lee Kirkpatrick Norwood, she married Adelbert Michlitsch Sept. 9, 1963, in Fort Worth. A member of New Hope Primative Church, she was a childcare worker at Early Days Learning Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by her father of Rhome; three sons, Jerry Michlitsch of Rhome, and Ricki Michlitsch and Gary Michlitsch, both of Aurora; one sister, Eleanor Alker of Aurora; three brothers, Floyd Norwood and Rex Norwood, both of Rhome, and Dale Norwood of Saginaw.
Published Sunday, July 31, 2005

Miller, Virginia Lauraetta
1921-2005
Funeral for Virginia Lauraetta Miller, 83, of Boyd will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the First United Methodist Church of Azle. Dean Posey will officiate. Burial will follow in Farmersville.
Miller died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Arlington.
Born Oct. 5, 1921, in Farmersville, she was a retired librarian.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bessie Pharr, Liddie Mae McGuffey and Leola Darling; and three brothers, J.C. Pharr, Robert Pharr and Kenneth Pharr.
She is survived by her son, Daniel Miller of Boyd; a daughter, Sally McMinn and husband, James, of Boyd; two grandsons, David McMinn of Lake Worth and Josh Miller of Colorado; a granddaughter, Neelia Miller of Denver, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, September 22, 2005

Milligan, Richard Edward
1943-2005

Graveside service for Richard Edward Milligan, 62, of Rhome was July 19 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Milligan died Saturday, July 16, 2005, in New Fairview.
He was born April 30, 1943, in Fort Worth to John and Lizzie May Milligan. A member of Fullest in Christ Church in Lake Country, he was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Milligan; a daughter, Janet Young; brothers, John Henry and Eddie; and sisters, Helen and Ollie May.
He is survived by his children, Alton Young and wife, Gale, Ronnie Young and wife, Terri, Edward Milligan and wife, Jackie, Michael Milligan and wife, Tammy, Gail Boyse, Dianna Cockerell and husband, Bill, Imogene Walker, Cotton Wright and husband, Larry, Bertie Sellers and husband, Glen and 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family requests donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Published Thursday, July 21, 2005

Mills, Lisa Diane
1966-2005
Graveside service for Lisa Diane Mills, 38, of Sanger was March 25 at Sanger Cemetery. Clarence Barton officiated.
Mills died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Denton.
Born April 1, 1966, in Denton to Travis Wayne and Lavon (Walker) Smith, she was a bus driver for Denton Independent School District. She attended Pilgrims Way Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her mother, Lavon Martin of Sanger; a daughter, Krystal Elizabeth Mills of Sanger; a son, Keenan Bryan Smith of Sanger; a sister, Cynthia Ann Hughes of Bridgeport; and three brothers, Wesley Lynn Smith and Marvin Wayne Smith, both of Krum, and Raymond Lee Smith of Abbott.
Published Sunday, March 27, 2005

Mommessin, Ruth Cotton
1906-2005
Ruth Cotton Mommessin, 98, of Decatur died Feb. 14, 2005, in Decatur.
There will be no service.
She was born April 20, 1906, in Dallas. She served in the U.S. embassy in Paris, France.
She is survived by daughters, Georgette Hobbs of Decatur, and Monique Wilde of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Montford, Jewelle Frances Coursey
1915-2005
Funeral for Jewelle Frances Coursey Montford, 89, was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Hurst. A graveside service was to follow at 3:30 p.m. at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Montford died Monday, May 2, 2005, in Bedford.
Born June 12, 1915, to Eugene and Mary Palmer Coursey in Wise County, she married her high school sweetheart, Thomas L. “Jimmy” Montford in 1936.
They moved to Fort Worth in 1942 where they reared three children. She was active in her children’s lives and was awarded a lifetime membership in the Parent Teacher Association. She loved gospel music, was active in Eastern Star and was a longtime member of St. Philip Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her son, former state Sen. John T. Montford and his wife, Debbie, of San Antonio; two daughters, Jo Helen Rosacker of Fort Worth and Bettye Edgington and husband, Charles, of Bedford; grandchildren, Dr. Mark T. Dan and wife, Brooke, of Beaufort, S.C., Dr. Kirk E. Dean, Melinda Montford McCracken and husband, Brewster, and Melonie Montford, all of Austin, John Ross Montford, Kyle Edgington and wife, Jill, and Cindy Edgington, all of Lubbock, and Chad Edgington and wife, Melissa, of Eastland; great-grandchildren Hunter, Elise, Jenna, Garrett and Marshall Dean, Ford McCracken and Adelade Edgington; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Hartsell of Bridgeport and Lois Coursey of Fort Worth; and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to the Presbyterian Children’s Home of Itasca, 156 Private Road 443, Itasca, Texas 76055, or Happy Hill Farm Academy, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, Texas 76048.
Published Sunday, May 8, 2005

Montgomery, Carolyn Jean
1942-2005
Funeral for Carolyn Jean Montgomery, 62, of Boyd was to be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3.
Born March 12, 1942, in Goshen, Ind., she died Jan. 9, 2005, in Fort Worth.
She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Stahly.
She is survived by her husband, E.T. Montgomery of Boyd; father, Daniel Stahly and wife, Bernice, of Alabama; three sisters, Bettie Stump and husband, Kenneth, of California, Janet Dixon and husband, Bill, of Idaho and Nancy Stahly and partner, Dawn Costley of Rowlett; four step-children, Barbara Lee and husband, Charles, Steve Montgomery and wife, Sharon, Joyce Tucker and husband, Jerry and Ronald Montgomery and wife, Sharon; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 13, 2005

Montgomery, Charles Kenneth ‘Dusty’
1935-2005
Graveside service for Charles Kenneth “Dusty” Montgomery, 70, of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home.
Montgomery died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 25, 1935, in Decatur, he was a rancher and served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his son, Charles Alan Mark Montgomery of Decatur; four daughters, Michele Fennell and Dede Badger, both of Decatur, Stacy Montgomery of Moore, Okla. and Mandy Hall of Tecumseh, Okla.; one sister, LuJane Morrison of Dumas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, October 20, 2005

Moore, Lorena
1937-2005
Service for Lorena Moore, 68, of Alvord, was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Dan Green and Bill Cleveland were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Moore died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born May 24, 1937, in Byers, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Davidson of Oklahoma; three sons, Bobby Lee Davidson of Irving, Michael Davidson of Wichita Falls and Billy Wayne Davidson of Minden, La.; two sisters, Juanita Green of Alvord and Sandra Powers of Azle; four brothers, Charles Burris and Ray Burris, both of Fort Worth, Dale Burris of Pink, Okla., and Ricky Burris of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Don Baker of Chico.
Published Thursday, August 25, 2005

Moran, Michael Eugene
1960-2005

Funeral for Michael Eugene Moran, 44, of Paradise was to be Oct. 15, in Bridgeport. The Rev. Walt Rowell was to officiate and was to be assisted by Pastor Jaeckel. Burial was to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro.
Moran died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in Paradise.
Born Dec. 16, 1960, to Marshall and Gladys Moran in Arlington, he was an equipment technician for Grainger in Roanoke. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paradise where he taught Sunday school and coached baseball for the Paradise Youth Organization. He married Shanna Gale Hubble March 28, 1992, in Arlington.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Kenny Moran of Paradise; a brother, Randy Moran and wife, Kellie, of Arlington; one niece and several nephews.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Hofer, Kevin Tolley, John Lodes, David Smith, Mike Mayo and Dean Kellogg.
Published Sunday, October 16, 2005

Morris-Brown, Beatrice Jane
1923-2005
Graveside service for Beatrice Jane Morris-Brown, 81, of Chico was April 22. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Morris-Brown died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, in Chico.
Born Aug. 25, 1923, in Wheeling, W. Va., she was a retired seamstress. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by two children, Jimmy Morris and Billie Brown Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Billie G. Brown; eight children, Elizabeth Evans and husband, James, of Mason, Dottie Hahn and husband, Walter, of Katy, Martin Edward Morris of Austin, Lori Pardo of Nashville, Tenn., John T. Brown and wife, Barbara, of Seagoville, Raymond Lee Brown of Brownsberg, Ind., Stacie Gale Torres and husband, Bob Martin, of Garland, and Tracie Dale Constanza and husband, Toby, of Corinth; a sister, Jessie Brewer; four brothers, Bob, Donald, Leroy and Elmer Brewer; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, April 24, 2005

Moss, Jennifer Drane
1956-2005

Funeral for Jennifer Drane Moss, 48, of Chico was Feb. 7 at Ascension and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Wise County. Father Christopher C. Allen and Father Ryan S. Reed officiated. Burial followed at Cumby Cemetery in Chico.
Moss died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, in Chico.
Born June 17, 1956, in Wurzburg, Germany, she was a fifth-grade teacher for Chico Independent School District. She married Randy Moss on May 13, 1982, in Lake Worth. She was a member of Ascension and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where she served as youth director, the Bridgeport Ladies Golf Association, Texas Classroom Teachers Association and the Southwest Texas Alumni Association.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Kate Andrea Moss of Chico; a son, Blake Sterling Moss of Chico; her parents, Elbert and Virginia Drane of Fort Worth; a sister, Joni Beckner of California; a brother, Steve Drane of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Audie Morris, Craig Moss, Junior Mader, Butch Haas, Cordell Swindle and Tom Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were Travis Hood, Donnie Ashley, Bill Harrington and Archie Cooper.
The family requests memorials be made to the Jennifer Moss Memorial Scholarship fund at the First State Bank, P.O. Box 5, Chico, Texas 76431, with attention to Laura Coble.
Published Thursday, February 10, 2005

Moss, Sheila Joy
1946-2005
Funeral for Sheila Joy Moss, 58, of Saginaw was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Moss died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, in Saginaw.
Born Aug. 27, 1946, in Decatur to Marie and C.R. Young Sr., she was an assisitant manager. She was outgoing and loved to sing and dance. She had several collections, among them clowns and baseball cards.
Sheila was a past regent of W.O.T.M, chapter 287, Fort Worth Lodge No. 1100. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Blue Mound.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl James Young.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Moss, of Saginaw; three sons, Dewayne Davis and Jeff Moss and wife, JoAnn, all of Fort Worth, and Rex Davis and wife, Mary, of Biloxi, Miss.; a daughter, Sheritta Whisenant and husband, Ken, of Springtown; two stepsons, Mike Moss and wife, Melody, of Burleson and Ricky Moss of Fort Worth; three stepdaughters, Sherri Feather and husband, Neal, of Fort Worth, and Terri Bedell and Alisha Self and husband, Doyle, all of Burleson; two brothers, Dusty and C.R. Young Jr., both of Fort Worth; a sister, Linda Huggins of Fort Worth; her parents; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published Thursday, August 18, 2005

Motley, R.L.
1920-2005
Funeral for R. L. Motley, 84, of Alvord will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16, at Coker Funeral Home. Kenny Cates and Bill Cleveland will officiate. Burial will be at Chico Cemetery. Visitation was to be Saturday, Jan. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Coker.
Motley died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 29, 1920 in Crafton he worked for the Texas Highway Department.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Valton, Raymond and Eldon Motley.
He is survived by his son, Richard Motley of Bridgeport; two grandchildren, Ricky Motley of Fort Worth and Raymond Motley of Benbrook; six step-children; two great-grandchildren, Leslie Motley and Savanna Motley; and several step-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 16, 2005

Motley, Richard
1941-2005
Funeral for Richard Motley, 64, of Bridgeport was Tuesday, June 7, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kenny Cates officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery. The Wise County Veterans Group conducted a flag presentation at the graveside.
Motley died Saturday, June 4, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 18, 1941, in Chico, to R.L. and Ethel Herrin Motley, he was a retired truck driver for Imperial Fabricating in Decatur. He married Linda Taylor on Jan. 16, 1966, in Decatur. Motley was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Boyd.
He was preceded in death by a son, Allen Motley.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Raymond Motley and wife, Susan, of Benbrook and Ricky Motley and wife, Margaret, of North Richland Hills; two grandchildren, Savanna Motley and Leslie Motley and a great-grandson, Brandon Motley.
Pallbearers were Chris Bettis, Johnny Cobb and Lee Hall.
Published Thursday, June 9, 2005

Motsenbocker, Joseph Robert, Rev.
1915-2005

Funeral for the Rev. Joseph Robert Motsenbocker, 89, of Paradise was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
Motsenbocker died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 17, 1915, to John F. and Ollie Holt Motsenbocker in Envil, Okla., he was a minister. He married Leola Frances Woodard Nov. 10, 1934, in Bridgeport. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
He was preceded in death by his wife on June 24, 1995; and two sisters, Doris Cocanougher and Barcie Lee Chapman.
He is survived by three sons, Joe Lee Motsenbocker of Decatur, Ronald Motsenbocker of Bowie and Larry Motsenbocker of Paradise; nine grandchildren, Steve, Ken, Johnny, Tina, Leslie, Joy, Mindy, Tom and Penny; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Motsenbocker of Decatur; and two sisters, Lavonne Singleton of Bridgeport and Olita Nix and husband, Joe, of Georgetown.
Pallbearers were to be Ken Graves, Tommy Hudson, Kenneth Buckner, Bobby Stone, Bryan Jackson and Clayton Green. Honorary pallbearers were to be Steve, Kenneth, Johnny and Tommy Joe Motsenbocker, Lee Sutherland and Cliff Skinner.
Published Thursday, September 22, 2005

Murray, Sam
1956-2005
Graveside service for Sam Murray, 49, of Boyd, was to be Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at Harmony Family Cemetery in Huntsville. The Rev. Gary Sessions will officiate.
Murray died April 20, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 14, 1956, in Odessa, he was a tool pusher in the oilfields.
He is survived by a son, Samuel Jacob Murray of Houston; a daughter, Journey Elaine Murray of Houston; his mother, Bobbie Edwards of Boyd; a brother, Joe Murray Jr. of Boyd; two sisters, Lisa Hood of Palestine and Patty Hart and husband, Richard, of Boyd; and his children’s mother Dawn Michelle Laquay of Houston.
Published Sunday, April 24, 2005

Myers, Billy James
1977-2005
Funeral for Billy James Myers, 27, of Bridgeport was April 29 in Bridgeport. The Rev. Joey Vick officiated.
Myers died Thursday, April 28, 2005, in Bridgport.
Born Dec. 30, 1977, in Denton, he was a resident at August Healthcare Center in Bridgeport.
He is survived by his mother, Sharon Myers of Durant, Okla.; a sister, Shawna Myers; and a brother, David Bozarth.
Published Sunday, May 1, 2005

Naugle, Robert Glen
1924-2005

Funeral for Robert Glen Naugle, 81, of Rhome was Monday, Dec. 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Steve Richardson officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Naugle died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, in Dallas.
Born Sept. 1, 1924, in Rhome, he was a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and a member of the Rhome Methodist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a World War II veteran.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John W. Naugle Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Modena; two daughters, Glenda Kay Wright and husband, Ed, of Dallas and Joni Marie Naugle Bounds and husband, Barker, of Rhome; a sister, Wanda Young and husband, Howard, of Saginaw; six grandchildren, Nate Naugle Bounds, Ian Naugle Bounds, Leah and Matthew Czechowicz and Trinity and Cindy Bounds; and two great-grandchildren, Victor and Ali.
Pallbearers were Travis Keath, Colby Keath, Trinity Bounds, Matthew Czechowicz, Ronnie Naugle and Morris Fairbetter.
Published Thursday, December 8, 2005

Naugle, Scott
1981-2005

Service for Scott Naugle, 24, of Rhome will be Monday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at Aurora Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Withers will officiate. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Naugle died Oct. 27, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 21, 1981, in Fort Worth to Edwin and Terry Naugle of Rhome, he was a troubleshooter for oilfield services. He was a graduate of Northwest High School. He attended Aurora Baptist Church and loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the Firefighters Association and had served as a captain on the Rhome Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Mary Naugle, and his aunt, Connie Naugle, all of Rhome.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Lisa Kaye Bush and husband, Cresendo, of Humble and Kristina Lea Girau and husband, Adolfo, of Watauga; grandparents, John and Robbie Busby of Hurst; two nephews, Adain and Tristan Girau of Watauga; two uncles, Ronnie Naugle of Rhome and Larry Naugle and wife T’Ann of Aurora; an aunt, Leslie Pierce and husband, Randy, of Bedford; and several cousins and many close friends.
Pallbearers were John Beam, Matt Pryor, Dean Gardner, Sheldon Svoboda, Austin Butler, Bobby Whitton, Ryon Pierce, Dustin Webb, Jason Fuson, Matthew Naugle, Jason Cazelis and J.T. Busby.
A memorial fund has been set up in his honor at Woodhaven National Bank in Rhome.
Published Sunday, October 30, 2005

Neel, Alvin ‘Al’
1925-2005
Funeral for Alvin “Al” Neel, 79, of Fort Worth, formerly of Wise County, was to be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Neel died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born June 22, 1925, in Memphis, he was a retired lieutenant with the Fort Worth Police Department, serving from 1951 to 1980. He was past president and member of the Southside Lions Club, served as executive secretary for several years and was a director and treasurer of The Lions Organ and Eye Bank of District 2E2 and past master of South Hills Masonic Lodge 1389.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sylvia Neel; a son, Eddie D. Neel and wife, Judy, of Burleson; a granddaughter, Hollie Ann Neel of Burleson; two sisters, Beatrice White of Weatherford and Elizabeth “Betty” Dotson of Leonard and numerous nephews and nieces.
Published Thursday, March 3, 2005

Nelsen, Margaret Mary Olson
1964-2005
Funeral for Margaret Mary Olson Nelsen, 41, of Fort Worth was July 22 at St. Andrews Catholic Church. Burial followed at Moore Memorial Gardens.
Nelsen died Monday, July 18, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born April 13, 1964, in Fort Worth to Leonard and Mary Margaret Olson, she was a 1983 graduate of Arlington High School. She worked at St. Andrews Catholic Church for eight years as a director of child care and was also a member of the church.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
She is survived by two daughters, Julia Marie and Allison Diane Nelsen; her father of Boyd; three brothers, Michael Olson and wife, Mary, John Olson and Joseph Olson and wife, Jamie; and a sister, Katherine Olson Froelich.
The family requests donations be made to a college fund established for her daughters at American Airlines Credit Union in care of John Olson, 8820 Chaps Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76248.
Published Sunday, July 24, 2005

Netherland, Linda
1932-2005
Graveside service for Linda Netherland, 73, of Hurst was Jan. 21 at Boyd Cemetery.
Netherland died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Hurst.
Born Jan. 5, 1932, in Fort Worth, she was a retired teacher of leather crafts.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bob Netherland; a son, Rick Ivy and wife, Shelby, of Ponder; and a sister, Charlene Pitts of Boyd.
Published Sunday, January 23, 2005

Newsom, Justin Brant
1988-2005
Funeral for Justin Brant Newsom, 17, of Rhome was to be Saturday, Aug. 27, at Chisholm Trail Baptist Church in Rhome. Burial was to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Newsom died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born March 11, 1988, in Granbury, he was a student at Northwest High School.
He is survived by his parents, Scott and Michelle Bentham; two sisters, Brittany and Taylor Tomaszewski; grandparents, Roy and Sandra Newsom; his father, Gerald Jones and wife, Sherry; half brothers and sisters, Brooke, Tyler and Lainey; a stepbrother, Travis Bentham; and a stepsister, Megan Bentham.
The family requests memorials be made in his name to Chisholm Trail Baptist Church, P. O. Box 25, Rhome, Texas 76078.
Published Sunday, August 28, 2005

Newsome, Sherry Sue
1958-2005
Funeral for Sherry Sue Newsome, 46, of Boyd, was March 24 in Springtown. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.
Newsome died Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born June 30, 1958, in Fort Worth to Charles and Carol Newsome of Paradise, she graduated from Springtown High School and attended Weatherford College. She was employed by World Acceptance Corp., supervising eight Texas branches. She owned and operated a mobile home park and was a Baptist.
She is survived by her parents; sisters Shana Noe and husband Ricky of Springtown, Charlotte Newsome of Cottondale and Shelly Howard and husband Alton of Paradise; a grandmother, Frances Newsome of Fort Worth; a dear friend, Gary Bussell; and cousin Kevin Smith and wife, Toi; a niece and nephews.
Published Sunday, March 27, 2005

Newton, Velma Roberta
1933-2005
Funeral for Velma Roberta Newton, 71, of Boyd was May 11, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2. The Rev. Robert Baker officiated and the Rev. James Arrington assisted. Burial followed at Lone Star Cemetery.
Newton died Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Decatur.
Born May 26, 1933, to Johnnie Richard and Flora Nell (Arrington) Early in Boyd, she was a retired certified nurse’s aide. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2 and 40 Pen Pals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Gerald Newton.
She is survived by two sons, Johnnie Carl Watson and wife, Yvonne, of Corpus Christi, and Darrell Lee Nelon Jr. and wife, Maria, of Irving; two daughters, Roberta Monette Gillespie and husband, John, of Alba, and Patricia Ann Sanders and husband, Johnny, of Boyd; two step-children, David Newton and wife, Marsha, of Stephenville, and Nancy Johnston and husband, Jimmy, of Alvarado; two sisters, Helen Huddleston of Boyd and Evelyn Newberry of Decatur; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three nephews.
Pallbearers were Bill Huddleston, Patrick Newberry, Richard Newberry, Jason Sanders, Marcus Gillespie and Joseph Sanders.
The family requests memorials be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2 and the American Cancer Society.
Published Sunday, May 15, 2005

Nichols, Hubert M.
1917-2005
There will be no service for Hubert M. Nichols, 87, of Decatur.
Nichols died Friday, June 17, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 11, 1917, in Placid, he was a commercial pipe fitter and served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma McQuality Nichols.
He is survived by a son, Jim Nichols, of Decatur; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, June 23, 2005

Niebel, Jack M.
1940-2005
Funeral for Jack M. Niebel, 65, of Boyd will be Sunday, June 19, in the Florida United Methodist Church in Florida, Ohio. The Rev. Rick Snyder will officiate.
Niebel died Friday, June 10, 2005, in Boyd.
Born Jan. 25, 1940, in Henry County, Ohio, to Merril E. and Marguerite (Wagner) Niebel, he was a an independent driver for Hot Shot Express. Niebel graduated from Florida High School in Florida in 1957. He served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Florida United Methodist Church. His interests included classic cars and racing thoroughbred horses.
He is survived by twin sons, Aaron Dale Niebel and wife, Carma, of Middletown, Ohio, and Anthony Duell Niebel and wife, Mary, of Trenton, Ohio; two daughters, Jodee Bunce and husband, Ron, of Waterville, Ohio, and Julie Payne and husband, Randy, of Kendallville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandson, two sisters, Karen Leaders of Napoleon, Ohio, and Constance Barton and husband, Byron, of Alma Michigan.
Memorials may be made to the Florida United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Published Sunday, June 19, 2005

Nivens, Troy Len
1982-2005

Funeral service for Troy Len Nivens, 23, of Alvord, was Friday, Sept. 2, at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Burial followed in Alvord Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Nivens died Aug. 30, 2005, in Denton.
Born Jan. 15, 1982, in Denton, he worked for Peterbilt.
He is survived by his parents, Bruce Nivens and Cindy Nivens, and his step-mother, Judy Nivens, all of Alvord; a daughter, Lexi Nivens of Paradise; a brother, Chad Nivens and wife, Tammy, of North Carolina; two nephews, C.J. and Brandon Nivens; his grandmother, Shirl Hardwick of Alvord; and his great-grandmother, Mary Jo Cowart of Alvord.
Published Sunday, September 11, 2005

Nobles, Flora
1923-2005
Graveside service for Flora Nobles, 82, of Springtown was Monday, June 6, at Woodland Cemetery in Rosebud.
Nobles died Friday, June 3, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 9, 1923, in Arkansas, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, D.L. Nobles.
She is survived by two sons, John Nobles of Springtown and James M. Nobles of Franklin; a sister, Martha Fay Morris of Houston; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, June 9, 2005

Nobles, Mildred Joy
1927-2005
Graveside service for Mildred Joy Nobles, 77, of Arlington was July 15 at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Nobles died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in Arlington.
Born Oct. 19, 1927, in Garland to Robert and Johnnie Wagoner, she was a retired Fort Worth school teacher.
She is survived by her husband, James Nobles; a son, Robert Nobles and wife, Patricia, of Arlington; a daughter, Joylynn Nobles Woodruff and husband, Tim, of Decatur; a brother, Charles Wagoner; two sisters, Ann Aubrey and Sarah Giacolone and four grandchildren, Sharon Woodruff Glosson, Charles Nobles, Christopher Woodruff and David Nobles.
Memorials may be made to Crossroads Church, 1303 N. U.S. 81/287, Decatur, TX 76234.
Published Thursday, July 21, 2005

Nocks, Deanna Lee
1945-2005
Funeral for Deanna Lee Nocks, 59, of Alvord will be Monday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Bill Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Wilson-Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Nocks died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born June 27, 1945, in Dayton, Ken., to Iva Leora and William Booker, she was a contractor in sales. She was a Methodist and a participant in Wise County’s Relay for Life.
She is survived by her husband, Garry Pruitt of Alvord; three children, Lisa Shurbet and husband, Jeff, of Paradise, Garry Pruitt Jr. and wife, Kristin, of Stephenville and April Ann Pruitt of Fairview; five grandchildren, Taylor, MaKenna, Casey, Destiny and Hunter; her father, William Booker and wife, Virginia, of Indiana and two brothers, Wes Booker and wife, Mary of Indiana and Phil Booker and wife, Rita, of Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Wes Booker, Phil Booker, Jeff Shurbet, Garry Pruitt Jr., Steve R. Coffman and Gerald Nocks.
Published Sunday, May 22, 2005

North, Douglas Clifton ‘D.C.’
1925-2005
Graveside service for Douglas Clifton “D.C.” North, 80, of Farmersville was Sept. 23 at IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville. The Rev. Randy Newkirk officiated.
North died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, in Greenville.
Born May 7, 1925, in Decatur to Ernest C. and Ara B. Spears Clifton, he was an electrician for Bell Helicopter. He married Dorothy Adams May 9, 1996, in Hot Springs, Ark. He served in the Army Air Force in World War II and was a Mormon.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Annette Eison and Neysa Harris, both of Decatur; three stepdaughters, Janet Gorden of Farmersville, Barbara Capps of Ector and Kelly Pugh of Royse City; a son, Gregg North of Kingsland; a stepson, Dennis McBride of Allen; a brother, Don North of Decatur; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Sunday, September 25, 2005

Null, Ron ‘Scorpion’
1952-2005

Funeral for Ron “Scorpion” Null, 53, of Chico was Saturday, Oct. 1, in Bridgeport.
Null died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in Chico.
He was born Jan. 2, 1952, in Carrollton, Mo. He was a truck driver and horse trainer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Eugene Null.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Null, of Chico; a daughter, Tanya Scheller and husband, Damon, of Chico; a granddaughter, Rachel Nicole Limback; his mother, Irene Null of Missouri; a brother, Randall “Kirk” Null of Washington; two sisters, Connie DeCicco of Washington and Kathy Null of Missouri; a niece and a nephew, Princess Noel and Jacob DeCicco.
Published Thursday, October 6, 2005

Oachs, Gary Lee
1941-2005
Funeral for Gary Lee Oachs, 63, of Argyle was to be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall on U.S. 380 near Denton.
Oachs died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, in Alvord.
Born March 10, 1941, in Mankato, Minn., he was the owner and operator of a car wash.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda E. Oachs; his mother, Beatrice Oachs of Moose Lake, Minn.; a son, Tony Lee Oachs of Argyle; two daughters, Tonya Dee Peterson and Terri Lynn Oachs of Minnesota; five brothers, Alvin Oachs, Wayne Oachs and David Oachs, all of Minnesota, Ronald Oachs of Wisconsin and Gene Oachs of Wyoming; two sisters, Sharon Mohelski and Diane Romanowski of Minnesota; and six grandchildren.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Oates, Melvin Dick
1933-2005
Service for Melvin Dick Oates, 72, of Decatur, was Sunday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove No. 1. Van Gardner and Bill Hughes officiated.
Oates died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 in Decatur.
Born Jan. 11, 1933, in Decatur, he was a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Shannon and Bradley Oates.
He is survived by a son, Chuck Oates of Decatur; two daughters, Kim Collier of Walters, Okla., and Stacey Oates of Decatur; two brothers, Marvin Oates and Junior Oates of Decatur; a sister, Emma Loucks of Decatur; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gerald Oates, Michael Loucks, Billy Dean Dobbs, Wendal Bridges, Shawn Colliers, Robbie Robbins and Dale Watts. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Watts and Pete Peterson.
Published Thursday, December 8, 2005

Offutt, Richard Earl
1955-2005
Memorial for Richard Earl Offutt, 49, of Bridgeport was April 8 at Balsora Baptist Church. The Rev. Matt Norton officiated.
Offutt died Monday, April 4, 2005, in Dallas.
Born Oct. 13, 1955, in Great Bend, Kan., he was a truck driver for Western Transportation and a member of the Balsora Baptist Church. He married Lana Cox Dec. 17, 1976, in Bridgeport.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Dana Winn and husband, Jasper, of Bridgeport; a son, Daniel Offutt; two grandchildren, Kegan and Anna Jo; his parents, Irvin and Earleen Offutt; and a sister, Brenda Offutt-Brock and husband, Milton.
The family requests memorials be made to Balsora Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, April 10, 2005

Olmstead, Cecil E.
1926-2005
Graveside service for Cecil E. Olmstead, 79, of Iowa Park was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore, Okla. The Rev. Bud Fales was to officiate.
Olmstead died Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born April 14, 1926, to Walter and Ethel Olmstead in Horatio, Ark., he married Mary Kathryn Donaldson Aug. 23, 1945, in Ardmore. He was district manager of Lone Star Gas and served as an elder and minister of the Church of Christ for many years.
He is survived by two sons, David Olmstead of Decatur and Paul Olmstead of Euless; a sister, Wilma Donaldson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Solaris Hospice and Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Published Thursday, May 12, 2005

Oyler, Stephanie Isabella
2005
Funeral service for Stephanie Isabella Oyler, the infant daughter of Luke Oyler and Virginia Blacquiere of Bridgeport, will be Thursday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. at the River of Life Church in Decatur.
Oyler died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, in Decatur.
She was born May 5, 2005, in Decatur.
She is survived by her parents and her grandparents, Gene and Diane Oyler of Runaway Bay and Doug and Maryjo Blacquiere of Tucson, Ariz.
Published Thursday, October 6, 2005

Parada, Antonia
1910-2005
Service for Antonia Parada, 95, of Decatur was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. The Rev. Gil Pansza was to officiate.
Parada died Thursday, July 21, 2005, in Decatur.
Born June 13, 1910, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by five daughters, Antonia Ortiz of Decatur, Maria De Los Angeles Parada of Dallas, Eduarda Parada of Durango, Mexico, and Susana Parada and Vianey Parada, both of of CD Ancunas, Mexico; three sons, Jesus Parada of Durango, Rodolfo Parada of Dallas and Valentin Parada of CD Ancunas; a brother, Paulin Vasquez of Durango; and 41 grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 24, 2005

Parker, Elmo
1914-2005

Graveside service for Elmo Parker, 90, of Alvord was Jan. 11 at Alvord Cemetery. Bill Taplin officiated.
Parker died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in Alvord.
Born Aug. 31, 1914, in Alba, he was a retired dairy farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by three wives, Opal Freeman, Rosie Mae Rice and Dora Net Fry; a daughter, Jo Ann Timbes; three brothers, Ralph, Ardel and Travis Parker and a sister, Lou Fay Freeman.
He is survived by a son, Jerry Parker of Fort Worth; a daughter, Exa Rief of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 13, 2005

Parker, James Tom
1940-2005
Funeral for James Tom Parker, 65, of Alvord will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Gary Allen and Jim Hobbs will officiate.
Parker died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, in Bowie.
Born July 6, 1940, in Bowie, he was employed by the city of Roanoke.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Parker; two daughters, Kari Rae Saul and Kacie Leach, both of Alvord; three sons, Billy Frank Parker of Cleburne, Chris Parker of Alvord and Jim Parker of Kerrville; a sister, Wanda Sue Barton of Springtown; a brother, Joe Lee Parker of Haltom City; and nine grandchildren.
Published Thursday, August 25, 2005

Parker, Patricia Ann Shepard
1955-2005
Funeral for Patricia Ann Shepard Parker, 50, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Blanchard, Okla. Tim Byrd was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Blanchard Cemetery.
Parker died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born June 29, 1955, in Clovis, N.M., to Jack and Lillian Lucille (McCurdy) Shepard, she grew up in Decatur and later moved to Houston. She moved to Bridgeport in 2000 and married Hal Parker April 28, 2001.
She was preceded in death by her mother June 29, 1966.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Milton Hardee; two daughters, Michelle Meeks and husband, Jimmy, of Spring, and Tami Carter and husband, Paul, of Bridgeport; two stepchildren, Amy Parker and Nikki Parker; 10 grandchildren, Brandon, Paige, Lane, D.J., Brittany, Kaleb, Christie, Milton, Rowdy and Matthew; three brothers, Larry Shepard of Tulsa, Okla., Danny Shepard of Hominy and Jack Shepard Jr. of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Jackie Rhine of Decatur, Luanda Thompson of Oklahoma City, Rhonda O’Neal of Luther and Cheri Jamerson of Kansas; father Jack Shepard and wife, Gina, of Oklahoma City; and numerous other relatives.
Published Sunday, July 24, 2005

Parrish, Gail
1947-2005

Funeral for Gail Parrish, 58, of Runaway Bay was Friday, Oct. 21, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Craig Wills officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Parrish died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 10, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., she married Roger Parrish Sept. 5, 1990, in Las Vegas, Nev. The two owned Pop’s Sandwich Shoppe in Runaway Bay.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Wayne Teats and wife, Scarlett, of Tustin, Calif. and Aaron Teats and wife, Justine, of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Andrea Larson and husband, Chris, of Edmond, Okla. and five grandchildren, Nolan, Colin, Alexandra, Lauren and Pierce.
Pallbearers were Wayne Teats, Aaron Teats, Chris Larson, Bill Graham, Darrell Hale and Shaun Hale.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Gail Parrish Memorial Fund at the First State Bank in Bridgeport, Runaway Bay or Chico.
Published Sunday, October 23, 2005

Parten-Lynch, LaWanda Ruth
1933-2005
Funeral for LaWanda Ruth Parten-Lynch, 71, of Comfort was Aug. 14 in Pauls Valley, Okla. The Rev. Mike Martinez officiated. Burial followed at Paoli Cemetery.
Parten-Lynch died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in Comfort.
Born Sept. 7, 1933, in Greenwood to Dick and Fay (White) Bishop, she married Lloyd E. Parten June 17, 1950. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1985. She married Warren Lynch on July 18, 1986. He preceded her in death May 28, 2004.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers.
She is survived by her son, Lynn E. Parten of Ingram; two grandsons, John C. Parten and Laramie E. Parten; a great-grandson, Logan Z. Parten; and a sister, Dorthy Brazeau of Decatur.
Pallbearers were her nephews.
Published Thursday, August 18, 2005

Passmore, Marshall E.
1928-2005

Funeral for Marshall E. Passmore, 76, of Fort Worth was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Blue Mound. The Rev. Harley Martin was to officiate. Burial was to follow at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd Cemetery.
Passmore died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 3, 1928, in Wildcat, Okla., he retired from Hobbs Trailers after 37 years as a quality inspector. He married Ida (Terrell) Passmore July 31, 1964, in Saginaw. He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Blue Mound.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Mae Smith, and the mother of his children, Verda.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Eddie Passmore and wife, Karen, of Azle, Charles Passmore and wife, Vivian, of Newark and Jackie Passmore and wife, Lisa, of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Shirley Thomason and husband, Charles, of Sunset; a brother, Lonnie Passmore of Mangum, Okla.; two sisters, Vida Lee Ratliff of Blue Mound and Jewel Haynes of Vernon; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be David Shepard, Christopher Thomason, Raymond Smith, Bob Stanford, Don Justice and Charles Thomason.
Published Thursday, October 27, 2005

Patterson, James Leonard
1914-2005
Graveside service for James Leonard Patterson, 90, of Newark was Jan. 21 at Boyd Cemetery. Cokey Kelly officiated.
Patterson died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born March 28, 1914, in Lamar County, he was a retired farmer. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Newark and was active in Newark and Wise County senior citizens clubs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle; a sister, Eula Wright; and two brothers, Homer and Elmer Patterson.
He is survived by four sons, Ed Patterson and wife, Linda, of Magnolia, Ark., Buddy Patterson and wife, Sylvia, of Granbury, Jerry Patterson and wife, Becky, of Pecos, and Don Patterson and wife, Joy, of Boyd; two daughters, Louise Maler and husband, Jerry, of Whitney, and Sandra Holland and husband, Jon, of Fort Worth; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Hailey of Arlington, Dorothy Gledhill of Loveland, Colo., and Marie Briley of Hewitt.
Pallbearers were Bill Hailey, Monty Briley, Gary Mosley, Butch Hailey, Dwayne McDonald and Cokey Kelly. Honorary pallbearer was Travis Briley.
Published Sunday, January 23, 2005

Pavillard, Arnita Jeraldine ‘Jerry’
1921-2005
Graveside service for Arnita Jeraldine “Jerry” Pavillard, 84, of Oklahoma City and formerly of Decatur, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, at Post Cemetery in Fort Sill at Lawton, Okla. Those attending must meet at Key Gate no later than 9:30 a.m. to be escorted to the gravesite.
Pavillard died Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Oklahoma City.
Born Feb. 12, 1921, in Newlin to Dock Wright and Effie (Adair) Lawrence, she was a housewife. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Adrian Pavillard.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Otis and husband, Jerry, of Hugo, Okla.; four grandchildren, Mike Allen and wife, Cecilia, Michele Allen, Leslie Bullock and Adrienne Allen; and four great-grandchildren, Kelsy Bullock, Tristan Boyd, Jake Allen and Zack Allen.
Published Thursday, March 24, 2005

Pepper, Herman M.
1927-2005
Funeral for Herman M. Pepper, 78, of Haslet was Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Rhome Church of Christ. Mel Hutzler officiated. Burial followed at Godley Cemetery in Godley.
Pepper died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, in Decatur.
Born June 24, 1927, in Ballinger, he was an aircraft assembler for 37 years at Bell Helicopter. He was a member of the Rhome Church of Christ and served in the Navy.
He is survived by three sons, Barry Lynn Pepper of Fort Worth, Chris Pepper of Denton and Keith Wayne Pepper of Boyd; a daughter, Glenna Jane Durrett of Haslet; a brother, Norvin L. Pepper of Watauga; two sisters, Virginia Wade of Midland and Carolyn Dolan of Girvin; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tom Durrett, Tim Jones, Shawn Simmon, Juan Escamilla, Paul Pepper and Tim Pepper.
Published Thursday, September 29, 2005

Perkins, Embry Leon
1922-2005
Funeral for Embry Leon Perkins, 83, of Decatur will be Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Gerre Joiner will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Perkins died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, in Decatur.
He was born April 9, 1922, in Decatur to Embry and Etta Perkins. He married Dorothy Mae Sharp in 1941. He was in industrial supply sales and was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife; twin daughters, Mary and Marie Perkins; two sisters, Ruby Ola Taylor and Irene Peyton; and a brother, Gordon Perkins.
He is survived by his son, Don Perkins and wife, Wanda, of Decatur; two daughters, Tammy Stanley and husband, Roy, of Bowie and Sandra Wilson and husband, Tom, of Palestine; one sister, Billie Mae Moorman of Illinois; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, September 29, 2005

Perkins, Garry Gordon
1944-2005

Funeral for Garry Gordon Perkins, 60, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. The Rev. Thomas O. Brumett was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Perkins died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in Decatur from pancreatic cancer.
Born Dec. 16, 1944, to Gordon and Vernell (Phillips) Perkins in Decatur, he was a dairy farmer until multiple sclerosis forced him into retirement. He graduated from Decatur High School and attended Tarleton State University. He married Marcy Millican Jan. 18, 1969, in Fort Worth and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a Marine and served in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1967.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Joshua Perkins and wife, Mary, of Decatur; a daughter, Jamie Perkins of Decatur; his mother; a brother, Max A. Perkins and wife, Caroline, of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Derrick Minor and Macayla Perkins, both of Decatur; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Steve Perkins, Dan Perkins, John Perkins, Jacob Millican, Zachary Millican and Ryan Tharp.
The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Published Thursday, September 1, 2005

Perkins, Melvin Marvin
1923-2005
Funeral for Melvin Marvin Perkins, 81, of Boyd was April 7 in Boyd. The Rev. Jeffrey Tackett officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Perkins died Monday, April 4, 2005, in Decatur.
Born April 9, 1923, in Ringling, Okla., he was a retired sheet metal worker for Lockheed in Fort Worth. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was a member of the Briar Baptist Church and Boyd Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Elaine Perkins; a brother, Richard Perkins and a sister, Daisy Lucille Perkins.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sallie Perkins; two sons, Melvin E. Perkins and wife, Linda, and Richard L. Perkins, and wife, Sue, all of Boyd; a daughter, Joyce Barnett and husband, Martin, of Carrollton; a brother, Leo Lee Perkins of Boyd; six grandchildren, Kristi Benoit, Kathy Leondard, Shane Perkins, Chad Perkins, Trena Dickson and Corey Perkins; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Shane Perkins, Chad Perkins, Corey Perkins, Kevin Leonard, Michael Benoit and Ronnie Smith.
Published Sunday, April 10, 2005

Pettigrew, Willard Louis
1914-2005
Graveside service for Willard Louis Pettigrew, 90, of Gainesville was Friday, April 8, at New Resthaven Cemetery. The Rev. Hubert Wright officiated.
Pettigrew died Monday, April 4, 2005, in Gainesville.
Born Sept. 1, 1914, in Lindsay, to Calvin and Hattie Butler Pettigrew, he married Pauline Stice July 31, 1937, in Gainesville. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and was later employed by the Santa Fe Railroad. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows Order and enjoyed raising and fighting game chickens.
He was preceded in death by five brothers; two sisters; a son, Willard D. Pettigrew; and a daughter, Dorothy Mae Pettigrew.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Floyd Pettigrew of Irving, Karl Peettigrew of Orange Park, Fla., and George Pettigrew of Gainesville; a daughter, Joann Pettigrew of Denton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, April 10, 2005

Peyton, John Henry, Jr.
1930-2005

Service for John Henry Peyton Jr., 75, of Decatur was July 29 at the First Baptist Church of Alvord. Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery, east of Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Payton died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Decatur.
Born July 17, 1930, in Alvord to John Sr. and Willie Claborn Peyton, he was a retired banking cashier and was employed by the First National Bank of Bridgeport from 1959 until his recent retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Alvord.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Guenn Lewis Peyton.
He is survived by four brothers, George Peyton and wife, Betty, of Bridgeport, Wayne Peyton and wife, Bobby, of Alvord, Paul Peyton and wife, Nancy, of Bellevue and Roy Peyton and wife, Louise, of Alvord; three sisters, Donna Nickerson and husband, Nick, of Azle, Linda Sue Worley and husband, Roger, of Denton and Margie Nell Peyton of Saginaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were John Peyton, Tony Peyton, Richard Peyton, Alvin Peyton, Danny McGee and Clinton Peyton.
Published Sunday, July 31, 2005

Phillips, Floy Mozelle
1908-2005

Funeral for Floy Mozelle Phillips, 96, of Bridgeport was Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The service was officated by Rev. Gary Demmitt. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
Phillips died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born September 10, 1908, in Bridgeport, she was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Jackie Phillips and wife, Janice, of Bridgeport; eight grandchildren, Bobby Phillips of Arlington, Va., Sherri Phillips Abel of North Richland Hills, Melisa Phillips McLendon of Granbury, Jerald Foreman, Jimmy Foreman, Ann Foreman Shaw and Beverly Foreman Williams, all of Decatur, and Penny Foreman Jackson of Fort Worth; 21 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lorena E. Guess of Salado; sister-in-law Dorothy Phillips of Weatherford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert V. Phillips; her son, Robert P. Phillips; and brothers Raymond Liles, Earl Liles and E.F. Liles, Jr.
Pallbearers were Darrell Guess, Pete Phillips, Jerald Foreman, Anthony Holman, Sonny Whitsitt and Jimmy Foreman. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Powers and Edwin Powers.
Published Thursday, February 24, 2005

Phipps, Mary Jane
1925-2005
Graveside service for Mary Jane Phipps, 80, of Mineral Wells was Sept. 5 at Bethel Cemetery. Kirk McAfee officiated.
Born Aug. 22, 1925, in Decatur, she died Sept. 3, 2005, in Mineral Wells.
She is survived by three sons, Vernon W. Phipps, Gary G. Phipps and James C. Phipps; two daughters, Brenda Harkins and Margaret McAfee; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 8, 2005

Pinkerton, Raymond Ashley, Jr.
1919-2005

Funeral for Raymond Ashley Pinkerton Jr., 85, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Coker Funeral Home. John Featherston will officiate and Larry Calvin will assist. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the funeral home.
Pinkerton died Feb. 14, 2005, in Decatur.
Born July 12, 1919, in Decatur he was a dairy farmer and rancher. He married Daisy Ann Whitaker Aug. 3, 1941, in Lawton, Okla. He was a member of the Central Fellowship Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Virginia Mann and husband, Carlton, of Greenwood and Helen Alexander and husband, Don, of Decatur; a brother, Bud Pinkerton of Decatur; a sister, Linda Haedde of St. Paul, Minn.; four grandchildren and five great-granchildren.
Pallbearers will be Blake Alexander, Brett Alexander, Brett Mann, Neil Armstrong, Ruben Pinkerton and Bud Pinkerton. Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Lynch, Herb Williams, Jerry Cox, Bob Clemans, Tony Redwine, Lowell Burkett, Larry Michener, Earl Doherty, Bill Austin and Cody Gillespie.
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005

Pitts, Doris L.
1921-2005
Graveside service for Doris L. Pitts, 83, of Alvord was Jan. 7 at Alvord Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Pitts died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, in Decatur.
Born July 6, 1921, in Petrolia to Herbert and Gladys (Heard) Forman, she married Fred Pitts Jan. 24, 1942, in Dean. She earned a master of education degree and taught first grade for 18 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord and the National Education Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2004; and two sons, Allen Lee Pitts and Michale Dale Pitts.
She is survived by two grandsons, Troy Allen Pitts and Bradley Pitts; a brother, Herbert Forman and wife, Claudia, of Alvord; and several great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Porter, James Martin
1921-2005
Funeral for James Martin Porter, 83, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Thomas Brumett will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Coker Funeral Home.
Porter died Thursday, March 24, 2005, in Decatur.
Born June 13, 1921, in Decatur he married Mary Agnes Lyons June 1, 1945, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by two sons, James “Rusty” Porter Jr. of Saginaw and John W. Porter of Houston; and five grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 27, 2005

Portlock, Helen E.
1928-2005
Funeral for Helen E. Portlock, 76, of Mesa, Ariz., was April 5 in Mesa. Burial followed at the City of Mesa Cemetery.
Portlock died Thursday, March 31, 2005, in Mesa.
Born July 13, 1928, in Cowen, W. Va., to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Wise) Miller, she was a retired quality control inspector for Motorola.
She is survived by two daughters, Diana Donnell and husband, James, of Nocona, and Pamela Jackson and husband, Dale, of Mesa; and seven grandchildren Sara, Jamie, Rex, Kelly, Keith, Jessica and Crystal.
The family requests memorials be made to the East Mesa Freewill Baptist Church at 2160 N. Power Rd., Mesa, Ariz. 85205.
Published Sunday, April 10, 2005

Pound, Tracy Britt
1966-2005
Memorial service for Tracy Britt Pound, 39, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Coker Funeral Home. Kyle Densmore was to officiate.
Pound died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, near Decatur.
Born May 11, 1966, in Fort Worth, he was a self-employed auto mechanic.
He is survived by his mother, Opal Pound of Fort Worth; a son, Cody Pound of Fort Worth; a daughter, Brittney Pound of Bowie; a brother, Cary Pound of Fort Worth; a twin sister, Teresa Smith and another sister, Claudia Brezina, both of Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, November 13, 2005

Presley, Charles
1935-2004
Funeral for Charles Presley, 69, of Boyd was Jan. 3 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Presley died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 28, 1935, in Little River County, Ark., he retired from the maintenance department of Bell Helicopter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Runaway Bay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Chuck Presley; and a sister, Lillie Bruner.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Maudine Presley; a daughter, Charlene Wilson and husband, Blane, of Boyd; three granddaughters, Casie, Brittany and Tuesday Wilson; and a sister, Francis Grimes of Hurst.
Pallbearers were David Rickman, Winford Cash, Steve Bennett, Mike Bennett, Quinn Wilson and Jeff Grimes.
Published Thursday, January 6, 2005

Price, Evelyn
1923-2005
Funeral for Evelyn Price, 82, of Bridgeport was Friday, Feb. 25, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The Rev. Craig Erb officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Price died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005.
Price, a Baptist, was born January 4, 1923, in Scurry, and was a retired seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Price; daughters Wanda McFarland and Doylene Price; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Price is survived by a son, Doyle Wayne Price of Bridgeport; daughter Marsha Dale of Paradise; a granddaughter, Amanda Dale; and great-grandchildren Maranda Fisher and Alexis Allen.
Pallbearers were Jerry Mayhue, Scotty Johnson, Ronnie Alcorn, Gordon Vess, Steve Forrester and Bryan Forrester. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Newton and Joe Allen.
Published Sunday, February 27, 2005

Provence, Margie L.
1931-2005

Funeral for Margie L. Provence, 74, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The Rev. Joey Vick was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro.
Provence died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born April 19, 1931, in Sherman, she was a waitress at the Yellow Rose Cafe in Bridgeport. She had been a resident of Bridgeport since 1958.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Bailey; her second husband, J. B. Brandenburg; three brothers, Thurman, Sidney and Jay Reeves; and a sister, Lessie Long.
She is survived by a son, John Bailey of Lake Bridgeport; two daughters, Barbara Mullins and husband, Kelly, of Cottondale, and Terry Warner and husband, Norman, of Boyd; six grandchildren, Tim, Jeremy, Charles, Raymond, Cissy and Amber; six great-grandchildren, Hayley, Tim Jr., Dustin, Tristan, Kasey and Kyle; a brother, C.O. Reeves and wife, Margie, of Jacksboro; and a sister, Jodi Reeves of Bridgeport.
Pallbearers were to be Tim Warner, Jeremy Warner, Charles Ray, Raymond Bailey, Tim Warner Jr. and Dustin Warner.
Honorary pallbearers were to be Albert Smith and Ted Boyd.
Published Sunday, October 16, 2005

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