Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2006
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Hacker, Louise Sara
1938-2006
Graveside service for Louise Sara Hacker, 68, of Grapevine was to be at noon Wednesday, May 17, at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Hacker died May 12, 2006, in Grapevine.
Born April 18, 1938, in Hopedale, Canada, Hacker was a homemaker. She married Jerry C. Hacker on Sept. 16, 1962, in Athens, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband of Alvord; three sons, Roland Kemuksigak of Goosebay, Calif., Jerry Hacker Jr. of Arlington and Joe Hacker of Alvord; two daughters, Viola Marie Hogan and husband, Mark, of Dublin, and Betty Wiesendanger and husband, Carl, of Alvord; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Mark Hogan, Carl Wiesendanger II, Steven Hudson, Jamie Nobles, Mark Hogan Jr. and Donald Deason.
Published Thursday, May 18, 2006

Hale, Benjamin F., III
1944-2006

Funeral for Benjamin Franklin Hale III, 62, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Mike Miller was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Hale died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 27, 1944, in Decatur, to B.F. and Mattie Hale, he was a retired oilfield worker. He married Shirley Joyce Hartsell on March 5, 1965, in Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by his daughter, Traci Meekins and husband, Donald, of Bridgeport; a son, Scotty Hale and wife, Wendy, of Arlington; two sisters, Faye Wilson of Mineral Wells and Shirley Donley of Bowie; two brothers, Johnny Hale of Decatur and Danny Hale of Bowie; his mother-in-law, Sibyl Arrington of Bridgeport; and three grandchildren, Christopher and Haley Meekins of Bridgeport and Emily Hale of Arlington.
Pallbearers were to be Scotty Hale, Christopher Meekins, Danny Hale, David Donley, Jimmy Wilson, Mike Hartsell, Ronnie Shockey and Jim Hudson.
Published Sunday, November 26, 2006

Hale, Dan Edward 'Pete'
1930-2006
Funeral for Dan Edward "Pete" Hale, 76, of Denton was Sunday, Nov. 19, at DeBerry Funeral Chapel in Denton. The Revs. John Stout and Dan Sparkman officiated. Burial followed at Sweetwater Cemetery in Wise County.
Hale died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, in Denton.
Born Sept. 4, 1930, in Decatur to Ben F. and Ella Hudson Hale, he was the owner of Pete Hale Shell and a member of Friendship Church in Denton. He married Billie Snider on June 10, 1964, in Weatherford.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lou Ella Bowling; and a brother, Ben F. Hale Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Hale of Denton; two sons, Larry Dan Hale and Randy Hale, both of Fort Worth; five sisters, Janie Cearley of Decatur, Inez Rogers of Crowley, Joyce Horton of Fort Worth, Lois Davidson of Rockdale and Patt Spoede of Denison; three brothers, Joe Cody Hale and Lee Roy Hale, both of Decatur, and James Marco Hale of Henrietta; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Texas, P.O. Box 26460, Austin, Texas 78755.
Published Thursday, November 23, 2006

Hall, George Chester
1922-2006
Graveside military service for George Chester Hall, 84, of Lewisville was March 21 at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. A memorial service followed at Preston Hollow United Methodist Church.
Hall died Thursday, March 9, 2006.
Born in 1922 in Decatur to Lee and Daisy Hall, he worked for GTE for more than 35 years. He began as the only telephone man in Carrollton when his family moved there in 1959, and then became a test board operator.
In 1939, he lied about his age so he could join his brother, Howard, in the Texas National Guard. He, along with his brother, brother-in-law, and most of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, became prisoners of war when the Dutch surrendered the Island of Java to the Japanese in March of 1942. Save for the year he and a group of prisoners spent lost and starving in the Burmese jungle, he was in a Japanese prison camp in Java and Burma for 42 months where he and the rest of his battalion worked to build the now-infamous Burma-Siam Death Railway.
When he returned to Texas, he was admitted to a military hospital in San Antonio where he met his sister Grace’s friend, Betty Jean Campbell. They were married Oct. 26, 1945.
In 1988, a GTE co-worker discovered Hall had never applied for the military awards and commendations he was eligible to receive. He was presented his awards in a surprise ceremony at his office July 5 that year. U.S. Rep. Dick Armey, R-Denton, was there to present the awards that included a Purple Heart and five Bronze Stars. Surrounded by his family, Hall told the Dallas Morning News that stubbornness had kept him from going crazy during his horrific years in the war.
He was a lifelong Methodist and liberal labor Democrat, serving as Divisional Union Steward for CWA for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Ricky Hall as an infant, and Robert Hall; and a son-in-law, Stephen Blanton.
He is survived by his daughters, Patti Scott, Rev. Georjean Blanton and husband, Mike Renquist, and Jannette Hall; 11 grandchildren, Reese and Kristi Cox, Barry and Cyndi Cox, Mandi and Chris Wilkins, Sonnet Blanton and Alex Wettreich, Calei Hall and Christopher and Jon Renquist; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Hannah and Madison Wilkins, and Kaitlynn Cox; a brother, Hugh T. Hall; and a sister-in-law, Christa Hall; and cousin, Johnny H. Hughes and wife, Lula Fern, of Decatur.
Published Thursday, March 23, 2006

Halman, Helen Jo
1927-20006
Funeral for Helen Jo Halman, 78, of Midland and formerly of Chico was Tuesday, May 2, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Elaine Bussey officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Halman died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Midland.
Born Jan. 13, 1927, in Chico to John and Lura Terrell Sullivan, she was a homemaker and a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church. She married Haskel A. Halman on May 24, 1945, in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Phillip Halman; and two sisters.
She is survived by a son, Jimmy Halman and wife, Helen, of Midland; two daughters, Sammie Halman of Frisco and Christy Hatfield and husband, Jeff, of Busnell, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Marie Halman of Frisco; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Thad Nicol, Wes Waymire, Bill Bland, Keith Halman, Leon Hitner and Thomas Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were George Leek and Tommy Lackey.
Published Thursday, May 4, 2006

Hamilton, Jesse
1983-2006
No funeral service is scheduled for Jesse Hamilton, 23, of Paradise.
Hamilton died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born March 4, 1983, in Fort Worth, he spent most of his life in Paradise with Eugene and Mary Sue Mitchell.
He is survived by his mother, Patsy Campbell; a sister, Kim Barefoot; Eugene and Mary Sue Mitchell; sisters, Mary Ann Hill and Kathy Mitchell and her daughters, Shyla, Cassey, Renia and Haylee.
Published Sunday, September 17, 2006

Hargrove, James Anderson
1930-2006
Graveside service for James Anderson Hargrove, 75, of Decatur was Feb. 13 at Bolivar Cemetery. Gentry Castleman and Luke Oyler officiated.
Hargrove died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Decatur.
Born June 6, 1930, in Sanger, he was a truck driver. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and worked for the Wise County 9-1-1 addressing system.
He is survived by his wife, June Gage Hargrove; a daughter, Debbie Stephens and husband, Kyle, of Decatur; four sisters, Joy Covington and husband, Rodney, of Fort Worth, Margie Bradshaw and husband, Jim, of Decatur, Paula Head of Florida, and Betty Jo Faulkner and husband, Sonny, of Corinth; and four grandchildren, Rachel Woodruff of Decatur, Ranie Woodruff of Corinth, and Kyle E. Stephens Jr. and Misty Stephens, both of Decatur.
Pallbearers were Bryan Massey, Charles Dillard, Mike McComis, Derrick Walls, Kenneth Caldwell and Kristie Caruthers.
Published Thursday, February 16, 2006

Harrington, Virginia Lee
1935-2006
Funeral for Virginia Lee Harrington, 71, of Bowie was to be Saturday, Sept. 2, at the First Baptist Church of Bowie. Ricky Jonas was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Newport Cemetery.
Harrington died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, in Bowie.
Born March 20, 1935, in Olney to Charlie Marion and Lora Lee (Chaney) Ford, she was a seamstress for the Howard Wolf Dress Factory for 20 years. She also worked at the Bowie Public Library and retired after working there for many years. She enjoyed cooking for family dinners and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
She is survived by a son, Lee Harrington and wife, Pam, of Bowie; grandchildren, Angie Dow and husband, Eric, of Justin, Cody Wadsworth and wife, LeAnne, of Decatur, and Ray Dunn and wife, Brandy, of Pottsboro; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Steve Shaw, Gary Richardson, Kevin Jonas, Jake Bridgewater, Gary Hachtel and Larry Wallace.
Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library, in care of Bowie Public Library, 301 Walnut, Bowie, Texas 76230.
Published Sunday, September 3, 2006

Harris, Gene
1926-2006

Service for Gene Harris, 79, of Bridgeport was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Twin Oaks Assembly of God Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gary Sessions was to officiate. Burial will be in West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Harris died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in Decatur.
Born April 7, 1926, in Morning Sun, Iowa, he was a retired machinist for Burlington Railroad. He served as a gunner for the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Twin Oaks Assembly of God Church in Bridgeport.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Winifred Harris; two brothers, a sister and a son, Randy Gene Harris.
He married Dorothy Trammell on April 6, 2004, in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Trammell Harris of Bridgeport; two sons, Tim Harris of Overland Park, Kan., and Mark Harris of Burien, Wash.; two daughters, Elaine Wessel of Central City, Iowa, and Jerry Harris of Burlington, Iowa; a sister, Baja Roach of Cleveland, Ga.; two step-sons, Danny Trammell and wife Linda of Bridgeport and Karo Trammell and wife Suzanne of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Floyd Bradley, Maynard Reeves, Steve Spiel, Danny Trammell, Karo Trammell and Steve Trammell.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2006

Harrison, Ramond Wesley
1985-2006
Funeral for Raymond Wesley Harrison, 21, of Alvord will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo. Interment will be in the Russell Cemetery near Jewett. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Buffalo Funeral Home.
Harrison died Nov. 20, 2006, near Jewett.
Born Feb. 26, 1985, in Palestine to James Wesley and Nancy (Kelly) Harrison, he was a 2003 graduate of Alvord High School. He worked for Basin Tool as a power swivel operator in the oilfield industry and attended the Living Word Assembly of God Church in Alvord.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, James Wesley and Janice Harrison of Alvord; his mother, Nancy Harrison of Buffalo; grandparents, Loyd and Jeraldine Kelly, and the Rev. James and Charlene Harrison, all of Buffalo, and Nancy Kellar of Montgomery; a brother, Cody Harrison of Alvord; two sisters, Teressa and Susan Harrison, both of Buffalo; four nephews, James Michael, Colt, Kyle and Dakota Harrison; and a niece, Victoria Harrison.
Published Thursday, November 23, 2006

Headley, Carl A.
1937-2006

Funeral for Carl A. Headley, 68, of Poolville will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at White’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 10.
Headley died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 5, 1937, in Talladega County, Ala., to Lonzy and Odell Pate Headley, he was a truck driver and a resident of Poolville for many years. He married Ruth Hines on July 5, 1957. He attended Poolville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jeanette, and three infant siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years; two sons, Danny Ray Headley and wife, Deanna, of Poolville and David Lee Headley of Lansing, Mich.; a daughter, Cathy Atchison and husband, Tim, of Poolville; granddaughters, Tina Vianelli and husband, George, of Fort Bragg, N.C., Christine and Stephanie Headley and their mother, Nelia, all of Lansing, Mich., and Jessica Cox of Bridgeport; grandsons, Andrew Cox and Colton Atchison, both of Poolville; a great-grandson, George Vianelli IV of Fort Bragg, N.C.; and six brothers and sisters.
Published Sunday, September 10, 2006

Henry, Lynn Thomas
1945-2006
Graveside service for Lynn Thomas Henry, 61, of Chico will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation was to be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Henry died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 11, 1945, in Dallas to Ralph and Mary Rodgers Henry, he was the owner of Lynn Henry Custom Homes. He served in the U.S. Navy and married Mary Beth Wait on April 3, 1970, in Arlington.
He is survived by his wife of Chico; two sons, Ryan Henry of Chico and Jeff Henry and wife, Sybil, of Cincinati, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Bryan, Lindsey, Lillie, Margaret and Doug; his parents of Chico; brothers, Larry Henry and wife, Cynthia, of Lantana, Paul Henry of Taylor and Roger Henry of Dallas; and a sister, Janis Jarma and husband, Dick, of Waco.
Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Vandergriff, Tommy VanHoose, Bill Carmichael, Bruce Erickson, L.K. Kemp and Dick Jarma.
Published Sunday, October 1, 2006

Henson, Wilbur Lee
1922-2006
Funeral for Wilbur Lee Henson, 84, of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lucas Funeral Chapel. Burial was to follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Henson died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, in Boyd.
Born June 14, 1922, he was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran.
He is survived by two sons, James E. and Robert Henson; a daughter, Dorothy Yarbrough and her husband, Jay; grandchildren, Jesse, Tommy, Lisa, Michelle and Chris; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Brittany, Lauren, Tessa, Dillon, Brandon, Crystal, Kali, Megan, Jessica, Garrett and Daniel; and a great-great-grandson, John.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2006

Hickey, Martha
1919-2006
Funeral for Martha Hickey, 87, of Crane was to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the First Baptist Church in Crane with the Rev. Tommy Parker officiating. Burial was to follow at Crane County Cemetery.
Hickey died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, in Odessa.
Born March 16, 1919, in Fort Worth, she was a homemaker and a resident of Crane since 1948. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Hickey, a daughter, Dianne Hickey, and a brother, Leonard Cook.
She is survived by three sisters, Bonnie Rawlings and Norma Wiley, both of Decatur, and Joyce McNeill of Richmond; a daughter, Phyllis Anderson and husband, Andy, of Crane; two grandchildren, Brian Williamson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kasey Leech of San Angelo; and a great-grandchild, Haleigh Leech of San Angelo.
Published Thursday, December 28, 2006

Hicks, Ann
1935-2006

Funeral for Ann Hicks, 70, of Bridgeport was Friday, June 2, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hicks died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 24, 1935, in Sulphur Springs to Jack and Dolly Tanton, Hicks was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Everett Hicks, and two brothers, Troy Tanton and Ned Tanton.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Everett Hicks of Bridgeport; her daughter, Rhonda Hicks McDonald and husband, Eddie, of Bridgeport; three sisters, Velma Skelton, Valine Bradford, and Jean Bilte; three brothers, R.D. Tanton, N.L. Tanton and Joseph Tanton; three sisters-in-law, Jean Ray, Margorie Isom, and Nell Admire; a granddaughter, Tifani Lee Ann Hicks; two step-granddaughters, Tracye Spencer and Kristye McDonald; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Larry Isom, Phil Isom, Jay Conquest, Frank Bordner, Robert Burtnett, David Garrison, David Garrison and Allen Carter.
Published Sunday, June 11, 2006

Hicks, George M., Sr.
Funeral for George M. Hicks Sr. was Sept. 19 at Crestview Baptist Church in Austin. Interment was at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville.
Hicks died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, in Azle.
Hicks was a long-time resident of Austin and a member of the Crestview Baptist Church where he was was a deacon. He was also a member of the Onion Creek Masonic Lodge No. 220 and a member of the Ben Hur Shrine.
He is survived by sons, George Madison Hicks Jr. of Decatur and James E. Hicks and wife, Melody, of Keller; a daughter, Nancy Culpepper and husband, Leroy, of Azle; grandchildren, Missy, Scott and Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Makenzi; step-daughters, Barbara Breen and husband, John, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Charlotte Houston and husband, Joe, of Pflugerville; and two step-grandchildren, Nikki and Chris.
Published Sunday, October 1, 2006

High, Mary Lee
1912-2006
Graveside service for Mary Lee High, 93, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Shelby Calkins was to officiate.
High died Wednesday, April 22, 2006, in Lake Worth.
Born Nov. 11, 1912, in Wise County, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Henry High; a son, Lee Earl Matheson; and eight brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Davis of Fort Worth and Jaye Baker of Oklahoma; a sister, Patricia Riggs of Fort Worth; three grandchildren, Misty, Chris and Ara; and five great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, April 23, 2006

Hilton, Henry Glenn
1919-2006
Service for Henry Glenn Hilton, 87, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Coker Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas O. Brumett was to officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hilton died Monday, July 31, 2006, in Decatur.
Born March 10, 1919, in Decatur to Joseph Henry and Bertha W. (Stevenson) Hilton, Hilton was a vice president of Briar Energy. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. He married Gwendolyn Faye New on Oct. 10, 1940, in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife of Decatur; a daughter, Beth and husband Laird Holliday of Dallas; a son, Joe Hilton of San Antonio; a brother, Emory Don and wife Guinneth Hilton of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren.
Published Thursday, August 3, 2006

Hines, David E.
1940-2006
Funeral for David E. Hines, 65, of Boyd was Monday, Feb. 20, at Christian Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Jack Cannon officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Hines died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Justin.
Born March 4, 1940, in Boyd, he was a retired supervisor for General Dynamics. He married Bette Stanford on July 14, 1962, in Las Vegas. Hines served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Danielle Hill, and a sister, Beverly Pollard.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Damon E. Hines of Boyd and Douglas E. Hines of North Carolina; two brothers, James and Toby Hines; four sisters, Roberta, Linda, Martha and Nita; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Richard Abbott, James Hines, Terry Hines, Rob Walker, Tony Dickey and Glenn Jennings.
Published Thursday, February 23, 2006

Hodges, Beulah Mae
1912-2006
Funeral for Beulah Mae Hodges, 93, of Alvord was Sept. 12 at the First
Baptist Church in Alvord. Dan Sparkman and Bill Cleveland officiated. Burial
followed at Hopewell Cemetery.
Hodges died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, in Alvord.
Born Nov. 21, 1912, in Forestburg to James Monroe and Ella (Yearwood)
Kuykendall, she was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She
married Earl Lee ³Preacher² Hodges on Dec. 31, 1933, in Pella.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son; a son, Calvin
Hodges; five brothers, Jim, Theodore, Oscar, Bruce and Paul Kuykendall; and
five sisters, Claude, Zula, Lillian, Buena and Josie.
She is survived by three sons, Royce and Ronald Hodges, both of Alvord, and
Jimmy Hodges and wife, Melva, of Irving; daughters, Thelma (Hodges) Clower
of Alvord and Anita Hale and husband, Gene, of Jacks-boro; three former
daughters-in-law, Mary Ann Hodges, Jan Hodges and Barbara Miller; four
sisters-in-law, Margaret Kuykendall, Tommie Ann Hodges, Ozell Gall and
Meridith Hale and husband, Lee Roy; and 20 grandchildren, 34
great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hogue, Ruth Ann
1927-2006

Funeral for Ruth Ann Hogue, 78, of Runaway Bay will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at Runaway Bay Community Church. The Rev. Craig Wills will officiate. Burial will follow at Eternal Oaks Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Hogue died Friday, April 14, 2006, in Weatherford.
Born Nov. 5, 1927, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Eugene and Nell Walsh Faust, she was a homemaker. She married Ward A. Hogue May 9, 1953, in East St. Louis. Hogue was a member of the Runaway Bay Community Church.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Faust; a sister, Lorraine Briesacher; and a granddaughter, Sara Rose Hogue.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mary E. Garbach and husband, Tom, of Olathe, Kan., Kathleen M. Watson and husband, Dean, of Palm City, Fla.; three sons, Michael W. Hogue of Friendswood, Daniel E. Hogue and wife, Sue, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Robert G. Hogue and wife, Trish, of Dallas; eight grandchildren, Kathleen, Danielle, Elizabeth, Zoe, Garret, Cara, Zachary and Angeline; two brothers, Robert J. “Mike” Faust and wife, Margaret, of Maryville, Ill., and Eugene “Al” Faust of Tinley Park, Ill.; a sister, Eugenia Faust of Belleville, Ill.; and several sisters- and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gene Schulte, Ron Sides, Clinton Walker, Dan Terry, Ray Nellis and Charles Todd.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Services, in care of Dottie Farr, 924 Foster Lane, Weatherford, Texas 76086.
Published Thursday, April 20, 2006

Holley, Betty Joyce
1937-2006

Funeral for Betty Joyce Holley, 68, of Bridgeport was Sept. 21 at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. The Rev. Charles Pugh and Terry Terry officiated. Burial followed at Boonsville Cemetery.
Holley died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 1, 1937, in Abilene to Claude and Ruby Pike Niblett, she was a homemaker. She married Lawrence Holley on June 8, 1955, in Bridgeport. Together they founded Bridgeport Tank Trucks in 1975. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Cottondale and the Bridgeport Civic Club.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Niblett, and a sister, Claudine (Tommye) Foreman.
She is survived by her husband of Bridgeport; a daughter, Jan Holley Cook and her husband, Leslie, of Bridgeport; sons, David L. Holley and wife, Rhonda, of Bridgeport, Ronald W. Holley and wife, Millie, of Bridgeport, and Randal S. Holley and wife, Gale, of Bridgeport; 11 grandchildren, Brian, Brad, Jason, Kristen, Casey, Michelene, Michelle, Sommer, Rider, Kenneth and Michael; seven great-grandchildren, Cole, Kyler, Kalista, Kalliope, Tanner, Courtland and Tim; sisters, Inez White, Lorene Gentry, Imogene Gentry and Edna Wood.
Pallbearers were Brian, Brad, Jason and Rider Holley, Michael Cook, Chris Sargent, Matthew Baird, Josh Slimp and Kenneth Cook.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cottondale’s building fund.
Published Sunday, September 24, 2006

Holley, Betty Lou
1932-2006

Funeral for Betty Lou Holley, 73, of Runaway Bay was April 30 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Billy Blakeney officiated. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
Holley died Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Runaway Bay.
Born Aug. 29, 1932, in Cooke County, she was a manager at JCPenney.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Cornez Blakeney and Barbara King.
She is survived by two sisters, Ernestine Wiley of Runaway Bay and Karen Peace of Alvord; a daughter, Deborah Cowley of Chico; a brother, Hugh Byron Robeson of Beckville; a granddaughter, Stacey Wilson of Apple Valley, Calif.; a grandson, Travis Melton; and three great-grandchildren, Brittnay, Alexander and Zachary Wilson.
Published Thursday, May 4, 2006

Hood, Ruby Jo
1940-2006
Memorial service for Ruby Jo Hood, 66, of Alvord will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland will officiate. Burial will follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Visitation was to be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
Hood died Monday, July 17, 2006, in Denton.
Born April 3, 1940, in Olden to James and Maudie Johnston, she was a nurse’s aid at Decatur Convalescent Center and a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord. She married James Perry Hood on Aug. 27, 1963, in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth Hood O’Dell of Alvord; a son, James Lee Hood of Florida; and four grandchildren.
Published Thursday, July 20, 2006

Horton, Johnny Wayne
1948-2006

Funeral for Johnny Wayne Horton, 58, of Decatur was Aug. 29 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Horton died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, in Decatur.
Born April 7, 1948, in Mount Pleasant to Boyd and Mildred Louise (Morgan) Horton, he was a production management specialist for Poco Graphite and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by a son, Justin Horton of Decatur; a brother, Larry Horton of Holly Lake Ranch; and a sister, Nancy Presley of Dallas.
Pallbearers were Wendal Bridges, Ran Greanead, Chuck Oates, Billy Dobbs, Dale Watts, David Dodson, Mike Scobee and Dexter Agee.
Published Thursday, August 31, 2006

Houchins, Pearlene
1936-2006

Funeral for Pearlene Houchins, 70, of Weatherford will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Melvin Blaylock will officiate. Burial will follow at Wilson Prairie Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
Houchins died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, in Weatherford.
Born Sept. 24, 1936, in Wise County, she was a retired waitress. She was a member of East Bankhead Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Houchins, and her grandparents, Verge and Nan Houchins and R.N. and Vivian “Pud” Richardson.
She is survived by her father, Aubrey Houchins, of Weatherford; and a sister, Betty Blevins and husband, Bill, of Weatherford.
Published Thursday, December 21, 2006

Howard, Christopher Kent
1960-2006

Graveside service for Christopher Kent Howard, 45, of Chicago, was March 11 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Ken May officiated.
Howard died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in Chicago.
Born Nov. 29, 1960, in Decatur to Sue Hoyl Brady of Decatur and James Kent Howard of Charlotte, N.C., Christopher Howard was raised in Hudson Valley, N.Y. He received a bachelors degree from Baylor University and a masters degree from the University of Texas in Arlington and worked as an accountant in corporate lending.
Survivors are his parents; three sisters, Sally Ann Santimaw of Charlotte, Tracy Howard of Clifton Hill, Mo., and Wendy Divita of Singapore; and his aunt, Nancy Hoyl of Bridgeport.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Decatur building fund.
Published Sunday, March 19, 2006

Howard, Mary
1919-2006

A memorial service for Mary Howard, 87, of Austin, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport.
Howard died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, in Austin.
Born April 17, 1919, in Bowie, she taught for more than 45 years in North Central Texas, Florida, and Peru. She was proud of her Scots-Irish heritage and had a keen interest in genealogy and the history of Wise County, where her family first settled in Texas. She earned a degree from Trinity University and completed her graduate work at North Texas University. She became a member of the First Presbyterian Church after moving to Georgetown seven years ago.
She was preceded in death by her brother and husband.
She is survived by her sister, Doris Macomber of St. Petersburg, Fla., and sister-of-the-heart Lenore Watts of Bryan; a daughter, Jane Newth, and grandson Randy Newth, both of Austin; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Hartshorn and husband, Mike, of Frisco; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Ryan; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family request memorial be made in Howard’s name to the Grace Presbytery Candidates Scholarship Fund, c/o Wayne Harveson, 2011 Edgewood Drive, Bridgeport, Texas 76026, or to the Alvord Library, P.O. Box 323, Alvord, Texas 76225.
Published Sunday, November 19, 2006

Howard, William Curtis ‘Dub’
1947-2006
Funeral for William Curtis “Dub” Howard, 59, of Sanger was July 28 at the Church of Christ in Sanger. John Payne officiated. Burial followed at Bolivar Cemetery.
Howard died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in Denton.
Born April 6, 1947, in Denton to Joe Bailey and Katherine (Holder) Howard, he was a surveyor for Metroplex Surveying Co. for more than 30 years. He married Loveta Joyce Miller March 25, 1970, in Sanger.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth Howard, Larry Howard, Jimmy Howard and Carroll Howard.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Kimberly Denise Looper and Catherine Florene “Kelly” Frasier, both of Sanger; two sisters, Edith Howard of Sanger and Kathy Boswell of Bridgeport; two brothers, Don Howard of Denton and Buck Howard of Sanger; and four grandchildren, Halen and Tinley Frazier and Justin and Logan Looper.
Published Sunday, July 30, 2006

Huber, Dennis
1942-2006
Funeral for Dennis Huber, 64, of Runaway Bay will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gary Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Eternal Oaks Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Huber died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 28, 1942, in Oakland, Calif., he was a pipeliner and a former police officer in Bowie and Lewisville for seven years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of White Stone Baptist Church in Runaway Bay and “The Chickasha Nation.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Waldo and Hazel Huber, and a brother, David Waldo Huber Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mottie Huber of Runaway Bay; two sons, Ronnie William Huber and wife, Glenda, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and William Dennis Huber II and wife, Susan, of Talahasse, Fla.; two daughters, Connie Christine Huber of Bridgeport and Alecia Carol Smith of Duncan, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Wanda Marie Huber-Brown of Montague.
Pallbearers will be William, Ronnie, Waldo, Michael and Rodney Huber and William Picket. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Brown, Ronnie and Rowdy Hopson, Cecil Gamble and Hershal Jones.
Published Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hudson, James Steven
1952-2006
A graveside service for James Steven Hudson, 54, of Antlers, Okla., was July 5 at Boyd Cemetery. Jeff Tackett officiated.
Hudson died Monday, July 3, 2006, in Antlers, Okla.
Born June 19, 1952, in Fort Worth to James Amous Hudson and Faye (Smith) Yant, he was a construction worker.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Summer, and a brother, Paul Hudson.
He is survived by his mother; a daughter, Melody Monson and husband, Mitch, of Grand Prairie; a son, Jay Hudson and wife, Wendy, of Bridgeport; sisters, Jodie Sanderson and husband, Gerald, of Paradise and Cheryl Parker of Antlers, Okla., and two grandchildren, Brittany Fowler of Decatur and Makenna Hudson of Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, July 9, 2006

Hudson, Ruth Vandiver
1912-2006
Funeral for Ruth Vandiver Hudson, 93, of Decatur was Sept. 19 at Coker
Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Bill Fondren officiated. Interment followed
at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Hudson died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 14, 1912, in Greenwood, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hudson, and a daughter,
Johnnie Ervi.
She is survived by a son, Billy Hudson of Electra; a brother, James Vandiver
of Decatur; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hughes, Joie Daniel
1979-2006

Memorial service for Joie Daniel Hughes, 26, of Paradise was Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur. The Rev. Dale Randolph officiated.
Hughes died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Paradise.
Born July 23, 1979, in Bridgeport to Glenn and Linda Wood Hughes, he owned Marble Creations in Boyd. He graduated in 1997 from Paradise High School and attended Texas Tech University from 1998 to 2002.
He is survived by his parents, Glenn and Linda Hughes of Paradise; his sister, Jennifer Crawford and husband, Ben, of Paradise; and his grandmother, Mary Hughes of Decatur.
Pallbearers were Michael Tittor, Chris Mattison, Daniel Adams, Jason Jacoby, David Spidle and Isidro Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers were Evan Hughes, Keaton Hughes and Cody Gee.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2006

Hunn, Harlow
1901-2006
Funeral for Harlow Hunn, 105, of Bridgeport was Sept. 19 at Hawkins Funeral
Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Joe Richardson officiated. Burial followed at
Wilson Prairie Cemetery.
Hunn died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born April 13, 1901, in Russellville, Ark., he was a retired farmer. He
married Bessie Lee Shawn on July 2, 1926, in Bridgeport. He was a member of
the Carpenter Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. He also served as an
elder of the Cottondale Church of Christ and the Cates Street Church of
Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Joyce Stroud; brothers,
Jim, Ed and Newt Hunn; and sisters, Eliza Davis, Florence Miller, Atrel
McElhaney and Ophelia King.
He is survived by daughters, Jewel Crum of Hurst, Alice Doss of Fort Worth,
Nell Snow and husband, Bill, of Hurst, Laura McQuinn of Decatur, Goldie
Chilton and husband, Jack, and Ann Holt and husband, Ronnie, all of
Bridgeport; a son, William Robert Hunn and wife, Isabelle, of Granbury; and
17 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Don Crum, Mike and Gene Doss, Bryan Crum, Steve and Van
Novak, Ron Hunn, Wayne and David Stroud and Brent Long.
Published Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hunt, Warren Lee
1927-2006
Graveside service for Warren Lee Hunt, 78, of Missouri City was Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Hunt died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Houston.
Born December 13, 1927, in Decatur to Kate and Glenn Hunt, Warren Lee Hunt was chief financial officer for Houston-Stafford Electric and former president of the Decatur Jaycees, a Lions Club member, chief of the volunteer fire department and a captain in the Army National Guard. He married Jackie Merlyne Gage in November, 1947, in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Survivors include his daughter, Marilyn Terrell and husband, Rick, of Richmond; son Stacy Hunt and wife, Dianne, of Houston; seven grandchildren, Meredith Terrell, Ryan Terrell, Allison Hamilton and husband, David, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Clay Warren Hunt, Amy Hendrix, Stephen Hendrix and Lauren Hendrix; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church in Decatur or the American Heart Association.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Hutto, Roy Cecil
1944-2006
Funeral for Roy Cecil Hutto, 61, of Alvord was to be at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at
Alvord Assembly of God. The Revs. W.M. and G.W. Howard were to officiate.
Burial was to follow at 3 p.m. at Duncan Cemetery in Duncan, Okla.
Hutto died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, in Chico.
Born Oct. 30, 1944, in Duncan, Okla., he was a maintenance worker for TXI
for 27 years.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Diana Hutto of Alvord; two sons,
Clay Howard and Jerry Lee Hutto and wife, Alyssa, all of Alvord; daughters,
Sheila Hutto, Tina Snow and husband, Ray, and Angela Talamantes and husband,
Sergio, all of Alvord; brothers, Ray Hutto and wife, Shirley, and Eddie
Hutto and wife, Radonna, all of Bowie; sisters, Eula Burton of Rhome and
Mabel Campbell of Alvord; and 12 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be William and Elton Howell, Steven Whatley, Timmy
Gourtney, Sergio Talamantes and Raymond Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were
to be Jerry Bellah, Eric Hutto, Marion Barnett and Chris Tiller.
Published Thursday, September 21, 2006

Iglesias, Luis Albert Martinez
1958-2006
Funeral for Luis Albert Martinez Iglesias, 48, of Decatur was Tuesday, July 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption of Our Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery. Father Joseph A. Schumocher and the Rev. Sojan George officiated.
Iglesias died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 18, 1958, in Havana, Cuba, he was a mechanic for Boots Inc. Pipeline Co. He married Denise Claire Hiersche on June 8, 1985, in Bedford.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gavin Ross Iglesias.
He is survived by his wife; his mother, Maria Iglesias of Boyd; sons, Michael Iglesias of Fort Worth, and Brian and Brandon Iglesias of Decatur; a daughter, Sandy Marie Pieratt of Fort Worth; brothers, Luis and George Iglesias of Cottondale, Johnny Iglesias of Tampa, Fla., Leonard and Jerry Iglesias of Oklahoma and Ralph Iglesias of Huntsville; two sisters, Juana Wenmahs of Copperas Cove and Louisa Horton of Boyd; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were R.J. Hayes, Keith Hulsey, George Iglesias, Jonathan Pieratt, Jerry Iglesias and Leonard Iglesias.
Published Thursday, July 6, 2006

Ince, Buddy Wayne I
1950-2006
Funeral for Buddy Wayne Ince, 55, of Bridgeport was Friday at Calvary Lutheran Church in North Richland Hills.
Ince died April 17, 2006, in Fort Worth.
He was born June 6, 1950, in Fort Worth.
Survivors include his wife Patrice Ince; three sons, Scotty Stoner, Austin Ince and Dustin Ince; a daugter; Nicole Littlejohn all of Bridgeport, a brother, B.J. Ince; and a sister, Vicki Logan.
Donations to a memorial fund for the Ince Family can be made in care of Crossroads Church in Decatur.
Published Sunday, April 23, 2006

Inman, Doyle ‘Pap’
1941-2006

Memorial service for Doyle “Pap” Inman, 64, of Boyd will be Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Wade Parkey will speak.
Inman died Monday, June 19, 2006, in Azle.
Born July 1, 1941, in Decatur, he was a retired welder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Shirley Smith; and a brother, Joel Inman.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Inman of Boyd; a son, Jeff Inman of Boyd; a daughter, Julie Hammon and husband, Jason, of Boyd; grandchildren, Corbin and Chandler; a sister, Wanna Vee Rutherford; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alton Young, Robert Inman, Ralph Inman, Labe Hawkins, Bing Carmichael, H.B. Peebles, Don Mitchell and Lloyd Ogle.
Memorials may be sent to the Boyd Fire Department, 135 N. Wilson St., Boyd, Texas, 76023.
Published Thursday, June 22, 2006

Isaacs, Joe Henry, Jr.
1949-2006
No funeral is scheduled for Joe Henry Isaacs Jr., 57, of Runaway Bay. Visitation was to be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Isaacs died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, in Runaway Bay.
Born Aug. 22, 1949, in Wichita Falls, he was a truck driver and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He married Cheryl Seale Dec. 10, 2005, in Bridgeport.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Henry Isaacs, and a sister.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Jeanne Isaacs of Runaway Bay; his mother, Billie Lambert of Wichita Falls; a sister, Patricia Allen of Wichita Falls; a brother, Robert Isaacs of Wichita Falls; a son, Mitchell Waldrop of Dallas; three daughters, Lisa Webb of Burkburnett, Kelley Isaacs of Wichita Falls and Amy Isaacs of The Colony; and a grandson, Shane Webb of Burkburnett.
Published Sunday, December 3, 2006

Ivins, Mary Lorene Browning
1907-2006
Graveside services for Mary Loren Browning Ivins, 99, of Muenster, formerly of the Illinois Bend area of Montague County will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 3 at Union Cemetery in Montague County. C.E. Cole will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, July 2, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
Ivins died Friday, June 30, 2006, in Muenster.
Born January 13, 1907, in Illinois Bend to Will H. and Fannie Whaley Browning, Ivins was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She married Walter Leroy Ivins Jan. 27, 1926, in the Spencer community. Ivins enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Betty Thweet, sisters Vera Dodgin, Ethel Pinckert and Gladys Dowd, brothers Henry and Harold Browning, and great-grandson Billy Joe Ivins.
Survivors include a son, J.W. Ivins of Benbrook, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 2, 2006

Ivy, Gregory Darnell, Jr.
1983-2006

Memorial service for Gregory Darnell Ivy Jr., 23, of Boyd was July 18 at the First Baptist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Sonny Smith officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Ivy died Friday, July 14, 2006, in Wise County.
Born June 25, 1983, in Plano to Gregory Darnell Sr. and Sherry Ivy, he was a welder for Crisp Industries in Bridgeport and a graduate of Boyd High School.
He is survived by his parents; a sister, Samantha Ivy; grandparents, Judy Rogivue, Pat Oldham and Jim Oldham; great-grandparents Louise Oldham, D.L. Ivy and W.B. Tallant; and numerous friends.
Pallbearers were Dustin Mayhue, Russell Peebles, Clay Lisby, Wayne Murphy, Ray Cantu and James Cornstubble. Honorary pallbearers were Mason Green and Cody Byrd.
Published Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ivy, June
1924-2006

Funeral for June Ivy, 82, of Bridgeport was Friday, Oct. 27, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The Rev. Mike Glazener officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Ivy died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Decatur.
Born June 24, 1924, in Tyler, she married William “Red” Ivy Jr. on May 24, 1950, in Tyler. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She is survived by her husband of Bridgeport; a son, James Ivy and his wife, Jeanne, of New Jersey; two daughters, Peggy Richey and her husband, Clifford, of Liberty and Betty Barnett and her husband, John, of Decatur; a sister, Shirley, of Katy; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Todd Barnett, Shane Howard, Larry Fair, Bobby Waters, Robert Meek, Chad Woodard and Levert Beard.
Published Sunday, October 29, 2006

Jackson, Joe Sidney
1932-2006

Funeral for Joe Sidney Jackson, 73, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, June 21, at 10 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial was to be at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. The Rev. Dewayne Adams was to officiate.
Jackson died Monday, June 19, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 21, 1932, in Plainview, he was a retired Bridgeport city administrator and was a member of Ascension St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jim Jackson.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Jackson of Bridgeport; a granddaughter, Sidney Marie Jackson of Fort Worth; a daugter-in-law, Becky Jackson of Fort Worth; and a brother, Ben Jackson of Connecticut.
Pallbearers were to be Ray Cox, Conner Scott, Dan Selz, David Scott, Al Scott, Mark Gorman, Bobby Williamson and David Turnbow.
Published Thursday, June 22, 2006

Jacobs, Jarman J.
1985-2006
Funeral for Jarman J. Jacobs, 21, of Kiowa, Colo., formerly of Decatur, was July 25 in Kiowa.
He died Wednesday, July 19, 2006.
Born Jan. 25, 1985, in Hays, Kan., to Larry J. and Kim (Bray) Jacobs, he was a member of the Castlewood Canyon Church. He was home-schooled in Texas for five years and completed high school and his first year of Culinary Arts at Pikes Peak Community College. He enjoyed playing the drums and cooking.
Jarman is survived by his parents; brother and sisters, KaSara JoAnne Jacobs, KaSaundra Anne Jacobs and Jake Allen Jacobs; and grandparents, Larry J. Jacobs and Keith and JoAnne Bray.
The family requests memorials be made to the Jarman Jacobs Memorial Fund, in care of the Colonial Bank of Kiowa, account No. 577-69-80.
Published Thursday, July 27, 2006

Janecka, Julius Frank ‘Junior’
1928-2006

Funeral for Julius Frank “Junior” Janecka, 77, of Decatur was Friday, Jan. 20, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. The Rev. Gilbert A. Pansza officiated. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Janecka died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 12, 1928, in Cistern to Julius and Frances Kret Janecka, he was a farmer and rancher and a member of Assumption Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Janecka.
He is survived by his wife, Lela Frances Janecka; two daughters, Deborah and husband Richard Black of Decatur and Doyce and husband, Levi, Gonzales of Hickory Creek; three sisters, Wilma Stell of Fort Worth, Doris Tucker of San Antonio and Lois West of Galveston; his brother, Lawrence Janecka of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Lindsay Cazasos and husband Eric of Decatur, and Rachel Milligan of Decatur; and great-grandson Cole Cazasos of Decatur.
Memorials may be made to Compass Hospice.
Published Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jett, Maci Jada
2006
Graveside service for Maci Jada Jett of Nacogdoches was Saturday, Nov. 18, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Jett died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006.
She was born Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, in Nacogdoches to Jonathan Jett and Araceli Huerta.
She is survived by her parents of Nacogdoches; grandparents, Isiora Huerta and Eucebio Huerta, both of Decatur, Michael Jett of Longview and Jamie and Robert Guinn of Little Elm; and great-grandparents, Carmen Huerta and Francisco Garcia of Mexico, James and Jan Kocurek of Tyler and Mary Jett of West Virginia.
Published Thursday, November 23, 2006

Johnson, A.M., Jr.
1939-2006

Graveside service for A.M. Johnson Jr., 67, of Chico was Thursday, Oct. 5, at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Johnson died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in Chico.
Born Oct. 2, 1939, in Austin to Amiel and Irene Johnson, he was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Assembly of God church. He married Betty Johnson on May 30, 1958 in Sudan, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Johnson and sisters, Francis and Letha.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years; two sons, Bobby Johnson and wife, Becky, of Chico and Jerry Johnson and wife, Cameo, of Aztec, N.M.; two daughters, Teresa Belew and husband, David, of New Fairview and Missy Quiroga and husband, Oney, of Bridgeport; a brother, Alton Johnson; a sister, Bertie Newton; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Sunday, October 8, 2006

Johnston, Everett E.
1918-2006
Service for Everett E. Johnston, 88, of Newark was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Church of Christ in Boyd. Wayne McCoy and Mel Hutzler were to officiate. Burial was to be in Aurora Cemetery.
Johnston died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, in Newark.
Born May 13, 1918, in Hopkins, to George and Donnie Johnston, he was a retired director of research and development for ESCO Elevator Co. He was a lifetime resident of Newark and was a member of the Newark Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah June Crownover.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Johnston of Newark; two sons, Donald Martin Johnston and wife Ruby, of Azle and Steven Scott Johnston and wife, Angela of Newark; a son-in-law, David Crownover of Newark; a sister, Imogene Johnston Hunter; four grandchildren, Cylinda Chaisson and husband, Andy, Michael Crownover and wife Christy, Joey Johnston and Amanda Johnston; and three grandchildren, Drew, Junie and Nikki.
Pallbearers were to be James Edgemon, Bill Malone, Dan Hunt, Michael Crownover, Joey Johnston, Drew Chaisson, Andy Chaisson and Randy Beam. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jack Reed, Hugh Pegues, Johnny Wilbanks, L.T. Childers and Phillip Pope.
Published Thursday, November 23, 2006

Jones, Buddy
1932-2006

Service for Buddy Jones, 74, of Azle was Feb. 10, 2006, at Midway Baptist Church in Azle. The Rev. Carl Clinton officiated. Burial was in Azleland Cemetery.
Jones died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, in Azle.
Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Paradise, Jones was a retired painter for the city of Fort Worth. He married Ruth Stanford on Sept. 23, 1950, in Weatherford.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Homer S. Jones.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Buddy Loyd Jones and wife, Charlene, and Jerry William Jones and wife, Penni, all of Azle; a daughter, Sue Robertson and husband, Ray of Azle; seven grandchildren, Eric, Aaron, Brian, Jason, Amber, Casey and Lacey; and two great-grandchildren, Courtney and Clara, all of Boyd; his brother, Stanley R. Jones of Springtown; and two sisters, Marie James of North Richland Hills and Shirley Whitley of Plano.
Pallbearers were Eric Thompson, Aaron Robertson, Brian Robertson, Jason Robertson, Casey Jones and James Creamer. Honorary pallbearer was Max Smith.
Published Sunday, February 12, 2006

Jones, Jesse
1919-2006
Memorial service for Jesse Jones, 87, of Alvord, was Jan. 24 in Decatur. Bill Cleveland and Dan Sparkman officiated.
Jones died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 6, 1919, to Jesse and Gertie Jones in Wise County, Jones worked as a rancher and was a member of First Baptist Church in Alvord. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Laverna Jones of Alvord; two sons, Roger Jones, and Dwain Jones, both of Alvord; and a sister, Viola Swart of Decatur.
Pallbearers were Ricky Tow, Pat Campbell, Brett Cottrell, Trey Tow, Douglas Jones, Eddie Grundy, Richard Tow, Lee Foster and Melton Barrow.
Published Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jones, Peggy Jane Lindsey
1945-2006

Funeral for Peggy Jane Lindsey Jones, 61, of Slidell was Monday, Dec. 18, at Slidell Baptist Church. Larry Coleman officiated. Burial followed at Bolivar Cemetery.
Jones died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
Born May 14, 1945, in San Angelo to Alfred Lester and Williace Bertha Lindsey, she taught at Slidell Elementary School and was principal for seven years. She completed high school at age 16 and entered Texas Western College. She graduated in three years and later earned her masters degree in education. She married Royal Jones in 1981.
She is survived by two sons, Alfred Lester Jones of Houston and Travis Jones of Slidell; and a stepson, Jason Jones of Houston.
Memorials may be made to Slidell United Methodist Children Music Fund P.O. Box 10 Slidell, Texas 76267.
Published Sunday, December 24, 2006

Jones, Phillip Hammond
1951-2006

Funeral for Phillip Hammond Jones, 54, of Decatur was July 1. George Watson officiated. Burial was at Tucker Cemetery in Chico.
Jones died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 31, 1951, in Selma, Ala., to Fletcher and Ruth (Hammond) Jones, he was a musician and a member of First Christian Church. He married Donna Meador Jones on Oct. 29, 1999, in San Saba.
He is survived by his wife; his mother, Ruth Dawkins of Prattville, Ala.; sons Christopher and Phillip “Jay” Jones Jr., both of Saginaw; a stepson James Davidson of Bridgeport; a brother, Kenneth Jones of Prattville, Ala.; and two grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 9, 2006

Jones, Sandra June
1958-2006
Funeral for Sandra June Bowyer Jones, 47, of Weatherford will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Elaine Bussey will officiate, and the Rev. Tom Merritt will assist. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Jones died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, in Wise County.
Born Nov. 8, 1958, in Great Bend, Kan., to June Eckert and Eugene Bowyer, the family moved to Chico in 1964. She attended Chico schools and graduated in 1977. She married Norman Jones on June 3, 1977, in Chico.
She was an expert with computers and an avid golfer who enjoyed the competition and the association with friends. She was a member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico and the Runaway Bay Ladies Golf Association. She was a dispatcher for West Fork Tank Trucks.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Aaron Jones and fiancé, Jessica, of Charlotte, S.C.; a daughter, Ashley Jones of Weatherford; her parents of Chico; brothers, Bill, Doug and wife, Bunny, and Steve Bowyer, all of Chico; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers will be Richard Perry, Kirby Elenburg, Rod Engleman, Deroy Bennett, Victor Monjaraz and Scott Bowyer. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Runaway Bay Ladies Golf Association.
Memorials may be made to Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Published Thursday, August 24, 2006

Journey, Hannah Rose
2006
Graveside service for Hannah Rose Journey, an infant, was to be at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Boonesville Cemetery.
Journey died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in Fort Worth.
She was born Sept. 13, 2006, in Decatur to Andrew Davis and Allison Journey.
She is survived by her parents of Poolville; a brother, Cecil Rodriguez III
of Poolville; grandparents, Charles and Becky Journey and Neil and Dina
Lackey, all of Poolville; and great-grandparents, Leroy and Rosemary Gafford
of Arlington.
Published Thursday, September 21, 2006

Joyner, Thaya Faye
1919-2006

Funeral for Thaya Faye Joyner, 86, of Rhome will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Hill Top Assembly of God in Boyd. The Revs. Tom Wilborn and Billy Fitch will officiate. Burial will follow at Azleland Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd.
Joyner died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, in Rhome.
Born Dec. 7, 1919, in Whitt, Okla., she was a homemaker and a member of the North Side Assembly of God in Fort Worth and Southwestern Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma McClendon and Tommie Collins and her first husband, Vernon Hill.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Paul Joyner of Rhome; a son, Troy Hill and wife, Treva, of Boyd; two granddaughters, Amy Hill and Kate Hill of Boyd; four step-daughters, Wanda Davis of Austin, Carolyn Simmons and husband, Jerry, of Scroggins, Beth Cothran and husband, David, of Waxahachie and Judy Craft and husband, Daniel, of Winnsboro; and 14 step-grandchildren and 20 step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Phil Horn, Kyle Collins, Dwayne Hill, Daniel Craft, Jerry Simmons and David Cothran. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Clamon and Wilhelm Cothran.
Published Thursday, November 9, 2006

Judge, Erva Lee
1930-2006

Service for Erva Lee Judge, 75, of Aurora was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Rhome Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Michael Stephenson and Jeanne Evans were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Judge died Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 23, 1930, in Newark, she was a homemaker and a member of the Rhome Assembly of God Church.
She married Curtis Judge on Dec. 28, 1947. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2000. She also was preceded in death by a brother, W.A. Hyatt, and two sisters, Pauline Idell and Beatrice Hofacker.
She is survived by a brother, Donald Hyatt of Aurora; two nieces, Ann Drake of Boyd and Jeanne Evans of Rhome; and four nephews, James Idell, Marvin Idell, Ricky Hyatt and Roy Hofacker.
Pallbearers were Ricky Hyatt, Chris Evans, James Idell, James Earl Idell, Kevin Idell and Don Hyatt.
Published Sunday, March 5, 2006

Kantosky, Johnnie M.
1965-2006
Funeral for Johnnie M. Kantosky, 40, of Fort Worth was May 8 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Kantosky died Thursday, May 4, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born May 22, 1965, Kantosky loved pets and children.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Mary and Don Altgilbers of Boyd; father, Weldon McCutchen of Crane; a son, Daniel Kantosky of Fort Worth; a daughter, Brandi Lee of Fort Worth; and an aunt.
Published Thursday, May 11, 2006

Keen, Mildred Mae
1915-2006
Service for Mildred Mae Keen Saunders, 90, of Decatur was April 19 at Coker Funeral Home. Kevin Moore officiated. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Montague.
Saunders died Sunday, April 16, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 29, 1915, in Crafton to Benjamin Tucker Keen and Addie Harman, she was a homemaker. She married Olive “Marlow” Saunders on July 1, 1937, in Bowie. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include three sons, Gordon Saunders of Arlington, Ron Saunders of Bowie and Marvin Saunders of Decatur; two daughters, Kay Shanks of Fort Worth and Becky Harrison of Decatur; a sister, Carrie Ruth Wall of Watauga; 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, April 30, 2006

Kelley, Mildred Moody
1912-2006
Memorial service for Mildred Moody Kelley, 94, of Paradise was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the First Baptist Church of Paradise. The Rev. Matt Edwards and the Rev. Robert Owensby were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Kelley died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, in North Richland Hills.
Born March 17, 1912, in Paradise to W.H. and Lou Coffee Moody, she was a devoted homemaker. She served alongside her husband Henry in school, church and civic activities in Paradise. She was recently recognized as the longest continuous member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Henry Kelley.
She is survived by a son, Richard Kelley and wife, Patsy, of North Richland Hills; a daughter, Mary Lou Urban and husband, Harvey, of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Russell and Bryana Kelley, Kim and Olin Harrington, Lori and William Howard McDowell, and Kelli and Rich Bahner; great-grandchildren, Marshall, Zane, Chandler, Kaylie, Bella, Legacy, Raylen and Sterling; a brother-in-law, C.F. Kelley and wife, Edith, of Richland Hills; and several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Russell and Marshall Kelley, Olin and Zane Harrington, William Howard McDowell and Rich Bahner.
Published Sunday, August 27, 2006

Kempf, Tony Curtis
1959-2006

Funeral for Tony Curtis Kempf, 47, of Chico was July 12 at Meadowview Church of Christ in Mesquite. Jerry Carroll officiated. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Sunnyvale.
Kempf died Saturday, July 8, 2006, near Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 20, 1959, in Garland, he was a mechanic.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Alford, and his father, Alton Kempf.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Kaye Kempf; a son, Donny Neal; a daughter, Stacie McMahon and husband, Billy; his parents, John and Ozella Lipscomb; three brothers, Clyde Kempf, Darrell Kempf and Harold Kempf; three sisters, Cynthia Brooks, Patricia Mason and Bertie Beam; and four grandchildren, Billy McMahon III, Alyssa McMahon, Valerie Neal and Donny Neal Jr.
Published Sunday, July 16, 2006

King, Betty Catherine
1928-2006
Funeral for Betty Catherine King, 78, of Bridgeport was Nov. 28, 2006, in Fowler, Kan.
Born June 27, 1928, in Fowler to Jess and Eva Mae Nuss, she married Paul King in 1948. She moved to Texas in 1990 and lived in Bridgeport for four years.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Harold and Don Nuss and Raymond Pullam; and two children, Connie Joe and Darrel Gene.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet King of Waterford, Conn.; a son, Bob King and his wife, Pam, of Sunset; eight grandchildren, Johnny King of Boyd, Paul King of Bridgeport, Larry Fleming of New London, Conn., Jenny Fleming and Tim Fleming and his wife, Leslie, all of Fort Smith, Ark., Shellie and Mike Christensen of Cottondale, Starr and Brady Dill of Forestburg, and Billy Nowlin and his wife, Sherrie, of Pelican Bay; and seven great-grandchildren, Kodee, Jonathan, Austin, Kayden, Sarah, Destiny and Wanda.
Pallbearers were from Fowler Christian Church. Honorary pallbearer was Max Williams.
Published Sunday, December 3, 2006

King, Paul Bradley
1924-2006
No funeral is scheduled for Paul Bradley King, 81, of Decatur.
King died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 12, 1924, in Farnsworth to John Otto and Berdie (Nichols) King, he was a machine operator for the Rock Island Railroad for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. He married Betty Nuss on April 7, 1949, in Fowler, Kan.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Smith; and two children, Gene King and Connie King.
He is survived by a son, Bob King and wife, Pam, of Sunset; a daughter, Janis King of Waterford, Conn.; two brothers, Harold King of Cutbank, Mont., and Calvin King of Alvord; five grandchildren, Billy Nowlin of Azle, Johnny King of Boyd, Paul King of Chico, Shelly Christensen of Paradise and Star Dill of Forestburg; and seven great-grandchildren, Sarah and Destiny King of Boyd, Kody and J.B. Christensen of Paradise, Wanda Lynn King of Bridgeport and Austin and Kayden Dill of Forestburg.
Published Sunday, August 6, 2006

Kirk, LaVerne Denton
1924-2006
Memorial service for LaVerne Denton Kirk, 81, of Bridgeport will be Sunday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery. Dennis Reasoner will officiate.
Visitation was to be Saturday, July 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Denton died Friday, July 7, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 31, 1924, in Knox City to Thomas and Jessie Day Denton, she was a retired hotel office manager and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Denton.
She is survived by a sister, Latrell Denton Hays of Bridgeport; a nephew, Dennis Reasoner of Lake Bridgeport; and a niece, Shirley Sue Denton.
Published Sunday, July 9, 2006

Kirkwood, Carol ‘Elaine’
1952-2006
Memorial for Carol “Elaine” Kirkwood, 54, of Rhome was Friday, Dec. 15, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Jack and Ouidga Meyers officiated.
Kirkwood died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, in Rhome.
Born Oct. 6, 1952, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Oben Dale Bowen and Bonnyle Watts, she was an attorney. She married Victor Kirkwood on March 29, 1991, in Richardson.
She is survived by her husband of Rhome; two sons, Mark Edgar Hammons II and Kenneth Dale Hammons of Garland; and a sister, Karen Morris of Sapulva, Okla.
Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

Kramer, Myrna
1945-2006
No service was scheduled for Myrna Kramer, 61, of Boyd. She was cremated.
Kramer died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born March 4, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan., to LaRue Clayton and Mary Louise (McKinley) Shive, she was a supervisor for Burlington Northern.
She is survived by her husband, Martin Kramer of Boyd; two daughters, Melinda Hearrold of Valparaiso, Ind., and Julie Summers of Bascher, Kan.; three sons, Steven Hearrold and Robert Lane Jr., both of Edwardsville, Kan., and Michael Kramer of Bascher; two sisters, Margaret Dunham of Vancouver, Wash., and Marilyn Ross of Overland Park, Kan.; and four granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to the Wise County Domestic Violence Task Force, P.O. Box 569, Decatur, Texas 76234.
Published Sunday, October 8, 2006

Kramp, Mary Rose
1917-2006
Service for Mary Rose Kramp, 88, of Lincoln, Ill., mother of Marilyn Jordan of Boyd, was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Lincoln.
Kramp died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, in Lincoln.
Born Aug. 6, 1917, in Lincoln, she married F.H. (Bud) Kramp on Aug. 19, 1941. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Rick Kramp of Lincoln; her daughter of Boyd; two grandchildren, Jim Hicks of Arlington and Tammy McAfee of Springfield, Ill.; and two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to Raymond Jordan Boyd Public Library.
Published Thursday, January 12, 2006

Krogstad, Terry Grace
1944-2006
Graveside service for Terry Grace Krogstad, 61, of North Richland Hills will be Friday, Feb. 17, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Gerald Peterman will officiate.
Krogstad died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in North Richland Hills.
Born Feb. 16, 1944, in Decatur, she was an administrative assistant.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Scott Williams and wife, Sherry, of Weatherford and William Heath Krogstad and wife, Melissa, of Fort Worth; a daughter, Kristen Marie Early and husband, Shawn, of Florida; a brother, Tony Neighbors and wife, Carolyn, of Decatur; and one grandchild.
Published Thursday, February 16, 2006

Lacaze, Michael Anthony
1958-2006

Funeral for Michael Anthony Lacaze Sr., 47, of Aurora will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4 at Aurora Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Withers will officiate. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Lacaze died Monday, May 1, 2006, in Aurora.
Born Dec. 12, 1958, in Fort Worth, to Albert and Ruth Lacaze, he was a network engineer for Texas Health Resources. He married Trina Minnick on April 2, 1978, in Aurora.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Michael Anthony Lacaze Jr. and wife, Faith, of Aurora; a granddaughter, Kylie Lacaze; his mother; a brother, Albert Lacaze Jr. and wife, Sandy, of Keller; and a sister, Elizabeth Tribble of Aurora.
Pallbearers will be Albert Lacaze III, Christopher Lacaze, Ronnie Alcorn, Bill Hoffman, Glenn Croft and Frank Carroll.
Published Thursday, May 4, 2006

LaFountain, Margaret Chapmon
1937-2006

Service for Margaret Chapmon LaFountain, 69, of Springtown was June 5 at Annis Chapel Baptist Church in Springtown. Burial followed at Annis Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Faye Mote officiated with assistance from the Rev. Don Smith.
LaFountain died Thursday, June 1, 2006, in Azle.
Born May 13, 1937, in Houston to Robert and Ella Campbell, she was a retired home health care giver.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul J. Chapmon; her second husband, William B. LaFountain; a son, Paul Clint Chapmon; and a sister, Mary Turner.
Survivors include two daughters, Paula Duncan of Fort Worth, and Brenda Harris and husband, Dennis, of Azle; a son, Clifton Chapmon of Springtown; a brother, Bob Campbell; three sisters, Jessie Regan, Alice Causey, and Joyce Fajardo; 12 grandchildren, Amanda Waldron, Dakota Jeffers, Dwayne Simmons, Aaron Simmons, Amber Simmons, Dylan Stahl, Sharla Chapmon, Clinton Chapmon, Mishay Chapmon, Hannah Chapmon, Heather Chapmon, and Cristina Chapmon; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Dwayne Simmons, Dakota Jeffers, Aaron Simmons, Amber Simmons, Dylan Stahl and Michael Swan Jr.
Published Thursday, June 8, 2006

LaMoure, Arnold Bruce
1949-2006

There will be no service for Arnold Bruce LaMoure, 56, of Paradise.
LaMoure died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in Paradise.
Born Sept. 2, 1949, to Jesse and Jewell Patterson LaMoure in Long Beach, Calif., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a captain for the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Fire Department in Fort Worth.
LaMoure married Mendie Present on April 17, 1988, in Westminster, Calif.
He is survived by his wife, Mendie LaMoure of Paradise; daughter Deja Sue LaMoure of California; and numerous cousins.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2006

Langham, Philip Ted
1963-2006
A memorial service for Philip Ted Langham, 42, of Springtown was to be Wednesday, June 21, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Kenny Cates was to officiate.
Langham died Friday, June 16, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 28, 1963, in Dallas to Ed and Colleen Moore Langham, he was a mobile home salesman. He married Amy Diane Rodden on Nov. 12, 1993, in Decatur.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Colleen Moore Langham Haddock of Springtown; and a brother, Leland Ray Langham of Aurora, S.D.
Published Thursday, June 22, 2006

Large, Billy Ray
1926-2006
Funeral for Billy Ray Large, 76, of Bowie will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at First Baptist Church of Bowie. The Rev. Mike Henson will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Large died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in Bowie.
Born Sept. 24, 1929, in Ravenna, to Othel Elmer and Vera Bell Large, he married Mae Large March 28, 1991, in Bowie. He was a Methodist, a lifetime member of the Reddy McClellan VFW Post No. 8789 and the Speake-Meyer American Legion Post No. 252. He also served in the Army Air Corp during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ila Faye Large, and a son, Bobby John Large.
He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Helen Fay Hughes of Fort Worth, Carolyn Rae Chastain of Quinlan, Lana Sue Todd of Grand Prairie and Kathy Gail Ewing and LaVera Ann Wragg, both of Irving; two sons, Billy Wayne Large and Benny Joe Large; at least 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Tammy Price of Wylie; two step-sons, Daniel Reed and Brian Reed, both of Bowie; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Sue Rattan of Bonham; three brothers, Charles Large of Bell and Douglas Wayne Large and William Large, both of Ector; two half-sisters, Ruth Lockaby of Irving and Valeta Abbott of Bonham and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, January 8, 2006

Lassiter, Betty
1939-2006

Service for Betty Lassiter, 67, of Paradise was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bill Blevins was to officiate. Burial was to be at Truce Community Cemetery in Jacksboro.
Lassiter died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in Paradise.
Born July 18, 1939, in Jacksboro, she was a retired chef at Neiman Marcus. She was a member of the Hilltop Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Weldon R. Smith.
She is survived by a son, Kevin Lassiter and wife, Robin, of Fort Worth; two daughters, Tressa Blevins and husband, Bobby, of Weatherford and Angie Tucker and husband, Jim, of Paradise; mother, Arminta Smith of Bridgeport; a brother, Weldon D. Smith and wife, Janie, of Chico; a sister, Jewell Lewis and husband, Ken, of Mountain Home, Ark.; and nine grandchildren, Laura, Beverly, Elizabeth Joyce, Nathan, Jake, Eric, Jeff, Will and West.
Published Sunday, July 30, 2006

Lay, Anna Dale
1940-2006
Graveside service for Anna Dale Lay, 66, of Alvord will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at Alvord Cemetery. Kenny Cates will officiate. Visitation was to be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel.
Lay died Saturday, May 27, 2006, in Decatur.
Born January 13, 1940, in Tennessee, she was a cook.
She is survived by four sons, Albert and John Wise of Texas and Jimmy and Timmy Wise of Tennessee; three daughters, Kathy Sarten and Ann Patterson of Tennessee and Terry Guiles of Louisiana; four sisters, Neice McLain, Patricia Meeks, Linda Williams and Betty, all of Tennessee; and 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, June 1, 2006

Lee, Ashley Sawntelle
2001-2006

Funeral for Ashley Shawntelle Lee, 5, of Bowie was Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Coker Funeral Home. Doyle Wade officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lee died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, in Bowie.
She was born Feb. 23, 2001, in Fort Worth to Clinton and Chasidy Workman Lee of Sunset.
She is survived by her parents, Clinton and Chasidy Workman Lee of Sunset and Ralph "Buttons" and Linda Workman of Bowie; two sisters, Taylor and Shannon Lee of Sunset; a brother, Tyler Lee of Sunset; grandparents, Frankie Lee of Ponder, Theresa Lee of Utah and Ruth and Gary Carpenter of Park Springs; great-grandparents, Annie Workman of Park Springs, Jim and Ruth Ezzel of Lake Bridgeport, Helen Lee of Paradise and Evelyn Moore of Chico; and a special friend, Kerri Padack of Bowie.
Published Thursday, November 23, 2006

Leibowitz, Charlene Whirley
1940-2006
Funeral for Charlene Whirley Leibowitz, 65, of Bridgeport will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Luke Oyler will officiate.
Leibowitz died Monday, July 10, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 16, 1940, in Moriarty, N.M., to Charles and Lucy (Davis) Snowden, she was a licensed vocational nurse.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Rand Forbes.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Leibowitz; two daughters, Sharon Romines Jackson of Bridgeport and Monda Jo Court of Destin, Fla.; two sons, Ted Tutor of Anderson and Warren Mack Whirley of Nacogdoches; and seven grandchildren.
Published Thursday, July 13, 2006

Leseman, Eric Justice
2005
Graveside service for Eric Justice Leseman, the newborn son of Ray Leseman and Katie Kemper of Paradise, was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Jackson-Krum Cemetery in Krum.
Leseman was born and died on Dec. 30, 2005, in Decatur.
He is survived by his parents; a brother, Zander Leseman; grandparents, Debra Kemper of Paradise and Jeff and Gerry Blankenship of Alvarado; great-grandparents, Leroy and Barbara Kemper of Paradise, Geraldine and Eddie Buck of Austin and Eley May Leseman of Brenham; three uncles, Donovon Leach, Thomas Blankenship and Charles Leseman; and two aunts, Sarah Faughtenberry and Deana Smith.
Published Thursday, January 5, 2006

Lewis, Janice Mills
1944-2006
Funeral for Janice Mills Lewis, 61, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Decatur, was Aug. 24 in Breckenridge.
Lewis died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, in Fort Worth.
She was born Oct. 18, 1944, in Breckenridge.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, a son and a brother.
She is survived by her husband, Boyd Lewis; four daughters, Staci Brown of Gatesville, Stori Mehaffey of Argyle, Stormi Bell of Richardson and Angie Treu of Fort Worth; her mother, Fannie Gandy of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Verlene Willingham of Mineral Wells and Helen Means of Breckenridge; one brother, Wayne Gandy of Abilene; and 11 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 1515 S. Sylvania, Fort Worth, Texas 76111.
Published Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lewis, Terry Edwin
1951-2006
Graveside service for Terry Edwin Lewis, 54, of Paradise will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006, at East Bridgeport Cemetery. James Golaz will officiate.
Lewis died April 27, 2006 in Decatur.
Born June 21, 2006 in Decatur to Ray and Ruby Lewis, Terry Lewis worked for his family business, Lewis Water Well Drilling.
Survivors include his wife, Susi Lewis; two daughters Stephanie Espinoza and husband, Rich, of Paradise, Terrae Liesen and husband, Frank, of Berlin; his father, Ray Lewis and wife, Lydia, of Paradise; two brothers, Larry Lewis and wife, Janet, of Flatwood, Roger Lewis and wife, Melinda, of Paradise; three sisters, Cindy Bradford and husband, Paul, of Louisiana, Pat Lewis of Paradise, Anita Golaz and husband, James, of San Antonio; and four grandchildren, Parker, Luke, Landen and Colby.
Published Sunday, April 30, 2006

Lincecum, Lila Mae
1920-2006

A graveside service for Lila Mae Lincecum, 85, of Runaway Bay was to be Wednesday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions was to officiate.
Visitation was to be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Lincecum died Sunday, July 3, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 16, 1920, in Clyde, to George W. and Ida Lincecum Wheats, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil E. Davis; and a daughter, Sherry Massey.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda McCann and husband Ron of Runaway Bay; a son, Harvey Barnett Jr. and wife Jenny of Eustace; grandchildren, David, Bronson, Lynn, Jeff, Jason, Jody, Jennia, Roy, Aaron and Heather; 17 great-grandchildren and Meagan Lopez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, July 6, 2006

Linden, Berniece Bishop
1922-2006

Graveside service for Berniece Bishop Linden, 84, of Denton and formerly of Decatur, was Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Oxford Water Cemetery. Michael Cullum officiated.
Linden died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2006, in Denton.
Born June 17, 1922, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, E.H. Bishop and Horace Linden, and a daughter, Janice McFarland.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Strickland and her husband, Paul, of Denton; a son-in-law, Ron McFarland of Dallas; two grandchildren, Dee Wilson and her husband, Dave, and Michael Cullum and his wife, Carla, all of Denton; and seven great-grandchildren, Andrea, Ashley, Keleigh, Coleton, Carson, Jarod and Hannah.
Published Thursday, December 7, 2006

Lindsey, Joe Carruthers
1931-2006
Memorial service for Joe Carruthers (Sonny Joe) Lindsey, 74, of Lampasas was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Willow Springs Golf Course in Haslet. Lindsey died Wednesdy, Nov. 8, 2006, at his home in Lampasas.
Lindsey founded the Willow Springs Golf Course in 1966 on the family farm in Haslet. He was a graduate of Northwest High School and East Texas State University and was a U. S. Army veteran.
He was born Nov. 16, 1931, in San Angelo, to Joe and Hattie Lindsey. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Lindsey.
He married Betty Thomas in 1996 and they had lived in Lampasas since 1998 where he was a rancher.
Survivors include his wife of Lampasas; four children, Dacus Lindsey and wife Tonya, Eric Lindsey, Dawn Lindsey and Autumn Johnson and husband Jim; two stepdaughters, Kristin Yates and husband, Dan and Melissa Billmyre and husband, Shane; and a sister, Melissa Stewart.
The family requested memorials to be made to the American Heart Association.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2006

Lisby, Bernice
1931-2006

Service for Bernice Lisby, 74, of Boyd will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at First Baptist Church in Boyd. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. The Revs. Jimmy Arrington and Thural B. Reed will officiate.
Visitation was to be Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Lisby died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, in Boyd.
Born July 27, 1931, in Boyd to William and Georgia Smith, Lisby was a homemaker and a member of the Family Worship Center in Decatur.
She married Hershell Lisby on April 7, 1950, in Boyd.
Survivors are her husband; her son, Harold Lisby and wife, Dana of Boyd; her daughter, Debbie Richardson and husband, Mike, of Boyd; four grandchildren, Clay Lisby, Shasta Lisby, Chris Richardson, and Stephanie Leidel; a great-grandchild, Camdyn Leidel; her brother, George Smith; and three sisters, Opal Goldman, Alice Simpson and Sharon Chapman.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Long, Jennifer Susan
1986-2006

Funeral for Jennifer Susan Long, 19, of Chico was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Hawkins Funeral Home chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Kenneth Wood was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Long died Friday, March 17, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 14, 1986, in Decatur to Blake and Elizabeth Long of Chico, she was a homemaker and a 2004 graduate of Chico High School.
She is survived by her parents; four brothers, Blake, Jeremiah, Andrew and Eric Long; two sisters, Patricia and Sarah Long; grandparents, Mary Price of Chico, and Billie and Frank Long of Washington; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be her father, brothers, sisters and Jeremy Pierce.
Published Thursday, March 23, 2006

Long, Mary Lee
1910-2006
Funeral for Mary Lee Long, 96, of Alvord will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Bill Cleveland will officiate. Burial will follow at Alvord Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Coker Funeral Home.
Long died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 24, 1910, in Bellevue to Lee and Ola Martin, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Alvord.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Kirkwood Long and a daughter, Jessie Jean Lynch and husband, James Connard Lynch.
She is survived by four grandchildren, Carolyn Halloway and husband, Max, Tommy Lynch and wife, Patsy, Sandy Parker and husband, Ricky, and Kelly Lynch and wife, Brenda, all of Alvord; 11 great-grandchildren, Jason Steph, Chris Steph, Ronnie, Shawn and Cody Parker, Brad Lynch, Teri Hornsby, Leah, Jessie, Madison and Mason Lynch; and 12 great-great-grandchildren, Edward Steph, Jacob, Hannah and Jeremiah Steph, Thomas Lynch and Hudson Hornsby, Kyle, Carson, Kooper, Conner, Hayden and Sidney Parker.
Published Sunday, October 29, 2006

Long, Ottis
1925-2006
Graveside service for Ottis Long, 80, of Krum was Friday, Jan. 6, at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. John Stout officiated.
Long died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Denton.
Born Sept. 2, 1925, in Chico, he was a retired rancher and employee of the City of Denton Parks Department. He was a member of Friendship Church in Denton.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Long; three stepchildren, Benita Eberhart and husband, Jim of Corinth, Pete Kelley and wife, Beth of Wiley and Daryl Kelley and wife, Michelle of Denton; a sister, Virginia Hunter; a sister-in-law, Marge Long Ellington; nine step-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, January 8, 2006

Loucks, Emma Lee ‘Butch’
1930-2006

Funeral for Emma Lee “Butch” Loucks, 76, of Decatur was Nov. 28 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Randy Wild and Luke Oyler officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Loucks died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 9, 1930, in Decatur, to Glenn W. Sr. and Marie Taylor Oates, she married Boyd Vincent Loucks June 17, 1955, in Keeter. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Rose Marie Loucks; and a brother, Melvin Oates.
She is survived by a son, Vince Loucks and wife, Carol, of Decatur; two brothers, Junior and Marvin Oates, both of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Michael and Phylisia Loucks of Decatur.
Published Thursday, November 30, 2006

Lowrey, Marie
1913-2006
Funeral for Marie Lowrey, 92, of Chico will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Elaine Bussey will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3 in Chico.
Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Lowrey died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 11, 1913, in Horatio, Ark., to R.A. and Carrie Casey Knox, she was a homemaker and a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church. She married H.G. "Gose" Lowrey on June 8, 1935, in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by a son, Hubert Leon Lowrey, two brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean McKeever and husband, LeeRoy, of Chico; a son, John Lowrey and wife, Vicki, of Grapevine; five grandchildren, Tony and Rick McKeever, Randy and Michael Lowrey and Delinda Buckner; and eight great-grandchildren, Patrick, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Curtis, Shelby, Logan, Matt and Megan.
Pallbearers will be Tony, Rick, Patrick and Logan McKeever, Randy, Michael and Matt Lowrey, and Randall and Curtis Buckner.
Published Sunday, August 27, 2006

Luker, Clara ‘Clare’
1908-2006
A private service was held for Clara “Clare” Luker, 98, of Denton. Luker died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in Denton.
Born April 14, 1908, in Terrell, Luker moved to Decatur in 1941 when her husband, Phil Luker, became owner and publisher of The Wise County Messenger. Clara Luker taught both elementary and high school in Decatur during the 1950s and ‘60s. She taught speech and English in high school and was the director of DHS one-act plays, which won many awards.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975.
Survivors include a daughter, Janis Clifton; and a son, Phil Luker Jr.; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Luttrell, David Martin
1944-2006

Graveside service for David Martin Luttrell, 61, of Fort Worth, was Monday at Sweetwater Cemetery. Todd Taliaferro officiated.
Luttrell died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, in Fort Worth.
He was born May 20, 1944, in Monahans.
He is survived by his wife, Jody Luttrell of Decatur; a stepson, Jeff Norman and wife, Connie of Newark, N.Y.; three daughters, Paula Thomas, Jackie Jarvis, Dannyta Starr and husband, Roy, all of Fort Worth; a stepdaughter, Melissa Gonzales and husband, Jessie; three brothers, Edward Lee Clem of Bowie, James Roberts of Phoenix, and Everette Luttrell of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Elaine Scribner of Azle and Lillie Hunt of Decatur; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Sunday, January 29, 2006

Lynch, Elsie
1916-2006
Graveside service for Elsie Lynch, 90, of Bridgeport was Friday, Aug. 25, at Restland Cemetery in Dallas. The Rev. Michael McInerney officiated.
Lynch died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born July 23, 1916, in Dallas to Luther and Ricey Mercer Jackson, she was a retired data processor for Texas A&M University.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Thompson and husband, Ronnie, and Rose Howell, all of Bridgeport; four grandchildren, DeWayne, Raymond, Ramona and Roberta; a brother, Jack Jackson of Dallas; a sister, Sunny Coffey of Plainview; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lynch, Geneva Bostick
1937-2006
Service for Geneva Bostick Lynch, 68, of Chickasha, Okla., was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha. The Rev. Kim Hayes was to officiate. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.
Lynch died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Chickasha.
Born Dec. 11, 1937, to James Harris Bostick and Georgia Mae Allenbaugh Bostick in Tabler, Okla., she lived much of her life in the Chickasha area and graduated from Friend School. She worked in the health care industry for many years as a medical assistant. She worked at Chickasha Nursing Home, Shanoan Springs Nursing Home and Grady Memorial Hospital.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, country western music, spending time with her children and grandchildren and, when she was healthier, traveling.
She married James A. Lynch Sr. in August 1972.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Edna Marrs and Virginia Roseburg; and a daughter, Rhonda Suson-Chandler.
She is survived by four sons, Dwight and wife, Nancy Suson, of Gatesville, James and wife, Sherry, Lynch of Chickasha and Eddie Lynch and Louis Lynch of Fort Worth; a brother, Frank Bostick of Greenfield, Ind.; and nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Mahaffey, Betty Pauline Putman
1936-2006

Funeral for Betty Pauline Putman Mahaffey, 70, of Saginaw will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Mount Olivet Chapel. Graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Holder’s Chapel Cemetery in Cool.
Mahaffey died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in Saginaw.
Born June 12, 1936, in Dickens County, to Dorothy and Sam Putman, she was a homemaker and a member of Jarvis Heights Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Olen Mahaffey; a daughter, Linda Gerrald and husband, Dennis, of Mineral Wells; a son, Rodney W. Mahaffey and wife, Patti, of Decatur; eight grandchildren, Chad and Kyle Mahaffey, Stephen, Sheila and Ricky Gerrald, Michael, Mark and Meghanne Moreland; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Coez Spurlock and Faye Smith and husband, Keevan; and two brothers, Thomas “Buddy” Putman and wife, Frieda, and Billy Putman and wife, CC.
Published Thursday, November 9, 2006

Maldonado, Edward Ramiro
1934-2006
Funeral for Edward Ramiro Maldonado, 71, of Decatur was to be at 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Dennis Martin was to
officiate. Interment was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Maldonado died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 14, 1934, in El Paso, he was a graduate of Texas A&M University
and the American Institute of Foreign Trade. He married Helen Caster on Oct.
21, 1960, in Bryan. He was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ and the
Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife of Decatur; two daughters, Laura Martin and Erika
Hollingsworth, both of Decatur; brothers, Robert Maldonado of California,
Frank Maldonado of Pleasant Grove, Joe Maldonado of Irving and Carols
Maldonado of Mabank; sisters, Martha Hamilton of Plano and Maggie Salazar of
California; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be members of the North Texas Honor Guard.
Published Thursday, September 21, 2006

Mann, Beth Colene Green
1926-2006

Funeral for Beth Colene Green Mann, 79, of Decatur was March 6 at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Jerry Miller officiated and was assisted by Tommy Shumate. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Mann died Saturday, March 4, 2006, in Decatur.
Born May 1, 1926, in Moran, to Fred Byron and Deber Bell Green, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. She married Woodrow Lang Mann March 27, 1945, in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson, Cody Mann.
She is survived by two sons, Terry Mann of Fort Worth and Mark Mann of Decatur; three daughters, Diane Price of Alvord and Janet Lewis and Karen Curry, both of Decatur; a brother, Byron D. Green of Burleson; a sister, Peggy Crawford of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Scott Mann, Jody Curry, Brady Mann, Alan Crawford, Brian Crawford, Barry Crawford and Byron Green Jr.
Published Sunday, March 5, 2006

Manning, Travis Carl
1915-2006

Funeral for Travis Carl Manning, 90, of Chico was Monday, Feb. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Chico. The Rev. Adam Hughes officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Manning died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born July 26, 1915, in Chico to Homer and Velma Berry Manning, he was a retired lease operator for Petro Lewis Oil Company. He married Bertha Patterson Dec. 22, 1935. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as deacon for more than 50 years and a trustee for Chico ISD.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a grandson, Tandy Manning.
He is survived by his son, Kenneth Manning and wife, JoAnn, of Chico; a daughter, Linda Manning Miller and husband, J.K., of Decatur; a sister, Juanita Roberts of Chico; five grandchildren, Travis, Penny, Cathy, Mark and Robyn; nine great-grandchildren, Jason, Melissa, Meagan, Caitlyn, Madison, Travis, Mason, Bryson and Conner; and two great-great-grandchildren, Drew and Joey.
Pallbearers were Lynn Mowery, Johnny Lowrance, Chuck Blanks, Jack Keller, G.A. Buckner and Nobie Tucker.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Research Foundation in care of First State Bank of Chico, Bertha Manning account.
Published Thursday, February 9, 2006

Mantooth, Odis Gene
1954-2006

Funeral for Odis Gene Mantooth, 51, of Springtown was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at White’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to follow at Springtown Cemetery.
Mantooth died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, in Springtown.
Born Oct. 5, 1954, in Paducah to Troy and Mattie Ashley Mantooth, he retired from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Agnes Baptist Church and Parker County Sportsmans Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Mantooth; his mother of Springtown; two children, Terry Mantooth and wife, Chastity of Roanoke and Crystal Chancellor and husband, Michael of Weatherford; four grandchildren, Desirae, Kamrin and Paysie Mantooth and Jayden Chancellor; his mother-in-law, Carrie Walls; a sister-in-law, Sheila Espinoza and husband, Leo; two sisters, Jana Hicks and husband, Keith and Mariena Dvorak and husband, Vic; a brother, David Mantooth and wife, Tina; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family requests donations be made to the Agnes Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, January 8, 2006

Martin, Clyde Virginia ‘Ginny’
1901-2005
Memorial service for Clyde Virginia “Ginny” Martin, 104, of Reno, Nev., was Dec. 26 in Reno.
Martin died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, in Reno.
Born Aug. 13, 1901, in Texas to Jack and Iny Henson, she worked as a cook on ranches, a butcher and a caretaker.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Henson of Fort Worth; a son, John McGoodwin of Carson City, Nev.; and a daughter, Sue Banks of Reno.
She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Hansen and husband, Chuck; a son-in-law, Benny Banks; a daughter-in-law, Margaret McGoodwin; eight grandchildren, Pride Hansen and wife, Gail, Dennis Banks and wife, Susan, and Darryl Banks, Pam Schneider and husband, Karl, Denise Banks, Johnny McGoodwin, Jeff McGoodwin and Jim McGoodwin and wife, Darlene; 11 great-grandchildren, Heather Hansen, Matthew and Christine Schneider, Garrett and Davis Banks, Jeremy McGuigan, Jason McGuigan and wife, Heather, Brittney Banks, Mylena McGoodwin, Laura Lee McGoodwin Beckerdite and husband, Rick, and Cody Beckerdite; and five great-great-grandchildren, Jordan McGuigan, Quentin McGuigan, Hunter, Roman and Cody Beckerdite.
Published Sunday, January 1, 2006

Martin, Effie Marie
1927-2006
Funeral for Effie Marie Martin, 79, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Immanuel Baptist Church. Louis Horton was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Martin died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 3, 1927, in Louisiana to Duncan Napolian Littlejohn and Nancy Augusta Moore, she was a homemaker. She married Robert William Martin in Roby. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ewing Martin.
She is survived by three daughters, Judith Penny and husband, Jimmy, of Newark, Pam Maricle and husband, Ronnie, of Boyd and Joan Maricle and husband, Jerry, of Alvarado; three sons, Bryan Martin and wife, Kattie, of Alvord, David Schulte and wife, Regina, of Ben Wheeler and Parris Martin of Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Bobbie Dean Martin of Haltom City; two sisters, Louise York of Leander and Faye Bussing of Paulding, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

Martinez, Florencio ‘Shorty’
1969-2006

Funeral for Florencio “Shorty” Martinez, 37, of Bridgeport will be Monday, Oct. 9, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Allen Bates of Victory Family Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Mexican Cemetery.
Martinez died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 1, 1969, in Bridgeport, he was a lifetime resident of Bridgeport.
He is survived by his mother, Francis Martinez of Bridgeport; brothers, Darrell Lopez and wife, Dreama, and Oscar Martinez and wife, Amanda, all of Bridgeport; and a sister, Yolanda Gachuzo of Bridgeport.
Pallbearers will be Juan Rodriguez, Darren Sosa, Randy Smith, Paul Ramirez, Jeffery Silletti and Junior Leonard. Honorary pallbearers will be Sara, Lisa, Mary and Carmen.
Published Sunday, October 8, 2006

Mason, Jeanie Eva Milan
1920-2006
Memorial for Jeanie Eva Milan Mason, 85, of Fort Worth was April 25 in Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mason died Friday, April 21, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born July 5, 1920, to Joe and Anna Milan, she grew up on the North Side of Fort Worth and attended St. Thomas Catholic Church. She was an officer and manager of Sokol Fort Worth for more than 35 years and a sales representative of the Fraternal Insurance Group of SPJST, Lodge No. 154.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilbur Mason Sr., a brother, Joe Milan, and a sister, Mary Milan Renfro.
She is survived by her children, Carol Sanders, James Wilbur “Jim” Mason Jr. and wife, Jackie, Evelyn McLaren, Billie Jo Allred and husband, Scott, of Azle, J.C. Mason, Patti Gage and husband, C.L., of Decatur and Sheri Humphreys and husband, Ken; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Frankie Milan and wife, Martha, Rose Steinman, Emil Milan and his wife, Sally, Frances Mamula and husband, Emil, of South Bend, Ind., and Jerry Milan and wife, Henrietta; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to Sokol Fort Worth Athletic Center in care of Sheri Humphreys, 4513 Vista Ridge Circle, Fort Worth, Texas 76179.
Published Thursday, April 27, 2006

Massey, Jimmie David ‘Jim’
1937-2006

Funeral for Jimmie David “Jim” Massey, 69, of Sunset was Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Matt Edwards officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Hills Cemetery near Sunset.
Massey died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, in Sunset.
Born May 21, 1937, in Jonesboro, La., to James H. and Rosa Whitten Massey, he worked for General Motors for 30 years until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army and Army National Guard veteran. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 36 years and he was a Southern Baptist. He married Mary Ann Drawdy on Feb. 6, 1960, in Lake Wales, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Kaye Massey, three brothers, Truman, Johnny and Mack Massey, and a son, James David Massey.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Ann Massey; four daughters, Brenda VonHeuvel and her husband, David, of Paradise, Cinda Draper and her husband, Lee, of Boyd, Diana Massey of Bedford and Suzanne Massey of Azle; a son, James Curtis Massey and his wife, Chana, of Newark; 13 grandchildren, Stephannie Flavin, Heather Buffington, Kristi Esquivel, Amie, Samatha and Lesli Draper, Gavin and Gabbie VonHeuvel, Brian and Austin Massey, and Stacie, Erica and Jonathon Hudgins; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Lonsford and Larry Massey.
Pallbearers were Brandon and David Buffington, Joe Esquivel, Jeff Flavin, Terry Tarpley and Jimmie Massey.
A flag presentation was conducted by the Fort Hood Honor Guard.
Published Thursday, November 16, 2006

Matthews, Fred Lewis, Sr.
1918-2006
Funeral for Fred Lewis Matthews Sr., 87, of Anderson, Ind., will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at North Anderson Church of God. Pastors Jim Lyons and Gerald Burnett will officiate. Burial will follow at East Maplewood Cemetery.
Matthews died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, in Anderson.
Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Anderson, to Frederick and Myrtle M. (Vanderhoof) Matthews, he was president and CEO of Miller Huggins Inc. for 48 years until his retirement in 1985. He then served as chairman of the board.
He was a member of North Anderson Church of God for more than 70 years, the Noon Optimist Club, the Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 681, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a past member of the Wilson’s boys club and was active in and served as past president of the Anderson Community School board.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Eads.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dessie Evelyn (Fite) Matthews of Anderson; two daughters, Evelyn K. Perkins and husband, Jerry of Cullman, Ala., and Judy A. Matthews of Anderson and Decatur; two sons, Fred L. Matthews Jr. of Anderson and Brent A. Anderson and wife, Jane of Franklin, Ind.; one brother, Frank Matthews and wife, Doris of Anderson; a sister, Margie Weston of Alexandria; six grandchildren, Teresa Schlosser and husband, Steve and Jerry L. Perkins and wife, Shannon, all of Cullman, Ala., John H. Rottner Jr. of Plainfield, Ind., J. Andrew Rottner and wife, Lisa of Decatur, and Drew Matthews and Noah Matthews, both of Franklin; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Hunter, Jayden and Landon Perkins, Cassandra and husband, James Samples of Fort Riley, Kan., Matthew Schlosser of Cullman, Kelsey and Kolin Rottner of Camby, Ind., and Alisha and Dylan Rottner of Decatur; a great-great-grandson, Deacon Samples of Fort Riley, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to North Anderson Church of God or to a charity of choice.
Published Thursday, January 12, 2006

Mattis, Lucy Raydean
1924-2006
Funeral for Lucy Raydean Mattis, 81, of Bridgeport was May 16 at Iowa Park Church of Christ. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park.
Mattis died Sunday, May 14, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born to Charles Alton and Blanche Moore Brown on Sept. 15, 1924, in Iowa Park, she graduated from W.F. George High School in 1942 and then worked for Thompson Tool Company and the Iowa Park Herald. She earned her bachelor of science degree in English from Midwestern University in 1969 and then began teaching English and journalism at Iowa Park High School. She retired from teaching in 1987 and moved to Bridgeport in 1995. She was a member of the Bridgeport Church of Christ and was active in church life. She enjoyed singing, traveling, playing bridge, quilt-making and keeping up with her grandchildren.
She married William Carroll Mattis in 1958. He preceded her in death in 1965.
She is survived by her son, Charles Mattis and his wife Mary Lee of Abilene; a daughter, Kathryn Nordman and her husband Joel of Bridgeport; a brother, David Brown of Sour Lake; four granddaughters, Marie, Laura and Robin Nordman of Bridgeport and Caroline Mattis of Abilene; and a grandson, Holton Mattis of Abilene.
The family requests that memorials may be made to Boles Children’s Home or Abilene Christian University.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

McCabe, Hollie Ruth
1955-2006

Funeral for Hollie Ruth McCabe, 51, of Decatur was Thursday, Oct. 26, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial was at Springtown Cemetery.
McCabe died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, in Decatur.
Born June 30, 1955, in Tulsa, Okla., to Gerald Lyle and Naomi Ruth (Lowry) Wood, she was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and worked in accounting.
She is survived by her mother, Naomi Wood of Springtown; three daughters, Jennifer St. John and Melinda Stover of Decatur and Amy Sheppard of Archer City; two sons, Chris Stutt of New Mexico and B.J. McCabe of Iowa Park; a sister, Penny Wheelis of Alvord; four brothers, Clayton Wood of Springtown, Gerald Wood Jr. of Perrin, Allen Wood of College Station and Johnny Henderson of Alabama; and fourteen grandchildren.
Published Thursday, November 2, 2006

McCauley, Robert R. ‘Bobby’
1953-2006

Funeral for Robert R. “Bobby” McCauley, 53, of Boyd was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. The Rev. Jeff Tackett was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
McCauley died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 9, 1953, to Woody and Beverly Ann Younger McCauley in Warren, Ohio, he was a truck driver. He married Rita Joy McCauley on Jan. 3, 1998, in Boyd. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Willard Clyde McCauley Jr. and his sister, Eunice Howell.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Robert McCauley of Newcastle, Larry McCauley and Steven Edwards and his wife, Crystal, all of Boyd; two daughters, Terra Johnson and her husband, Shawn, of Alvarado and Jennifer Edwards of Boyd; his father of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Rodger McCauley of Reno and Kennith Earl McCauley of Paradise; sisters, Denise Tucker and her husband, Bobbie, of Alvord, Georgia Alica, Sharon Nichols and Carol Foster, all of Ohio, Reba Horton and Kim Brady, both of Boyd; several nieces and nephews; his father in-law, Kennith McCauley of Graham; and a mother-in-law Helen Petty of Boyd.
Pallbearers were to be Keith Simmons, James Shepperd, Larry McCauley, Steven Edwards, Willie King, Lee Sager, Steven Brady, Jerry Cooper Jr. and Kennith McCauley.
Published Thursday, November 2, 2006

McComis, Ray
1930-2006

Funeral for Ray McComis, 75, of Bridgeport was Jan. 5 at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Mike Miller officiated. Burial followed at the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
McComis died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born May 10, 1930, in Stirrat, W. Va., to Okie and Gladys McComis he was a coal miner and a retired supervisor for McComis Oilfield Services. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the Roughnecks Club.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy McComis and Bill McComis.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jean McComis; four sons, Kenneth McComis and wife, Debbie, of Wichita Falls, and Keith McComis and wife, Carolyn, David McComis and wife, Brenda, and Randy McComis and wife, Shelley, all of Bridgeport; eight grandchildren, Michael, Brandon and Jared McComis, Stephanie McElroy, and Whitney, Katie, Kristen and Alyssa McComis; five great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Aiden, Junner, Mason and Tyler; a brother, Ed McComis; and two sisters, Pauline McComis and Madeline Skeens.
Pallbearers were Randy Kleam, Ken Kilpatrick, Dennis Reasoner, Butch Laxon, Jimmy Meyers and Tommy Brown.
The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport building fund or to Compass Hospice.
Published Sunday, January 8, 2006

McDaniel, Larkin
1956-2006

Service for Larkin McDaniel, 50, of Bowie was April 3 at White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. The Rev. Kenneth Woods offciated. Burial followed at Jim Ned Cemetery in Runaway Bay.
McDaniel died Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Bowie.
Born Jan. 15, 1956, in Olney to Reaford and Edith McDaniel, he was raised in Crafton, where he lived until 1989 when he moved to Bowie with James and Louise Throckmorton. He was a member of Crafton Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, playing baseball, and singing along with country music. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan.
Survivors include his four brothers, Wayne McDaniel of Chico, Winford McDaniel and wife, Greta, of Chico, Harold McDaniel and wife, Joyce, of Crafton, Corky McDaniel and wife, Jo, of Bridgeport; five sisters, Marie Cox and husband, Cecil, Louise Throckmorton and husband, James, of Bowie, Lois Hunter and husband, Roy, Joann Parker and husband Dewayne of Chico, Joyce Matthews and husband, Jimmy, of Balm Springs; two aunts and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, April 9, 2006

McDonald, Geary Dale
1948-2006

Memorial for Geary Dale McDonald, 58, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Chet Taylor was to officiate. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
McDonald died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 24, 1948, in Fort Worth, he was a retired cattle truck driver and a member of Decatur Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Belinda Kaye Cherry, and by his father, Don McDonald.
He is survived by two sons, Geary Don McDonald of Boyd and Christopher Dale McDonald of Fort Worth; a daughter, Dania Jara and her husband, Ken, of Saginaw; a grandson, Kelby Wayne Jara of Saginaw; his mother, Lorene Stanford of Fort Worth; two brothers, Ronnie McDonald and Rusty McDonald and his wife, Angela, all of Fort Worth; two sisters, Rhonda Wilson and her husband, Don, of Fort Worth and Lisa Shifflett and her husband, Matt, of Graham; and several nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, October 29, 2006

McGilvray, Onace Villa
1910-2006
Funeral for Onace Villa McGilvray, 95, of Boyd was to be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial was to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
McGilvray died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 5, 1910, in Little Rock, Ark., she was a homemaker and a member of the Boyd Church of Christ. She was a former member of the Keller Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; a son, Fred Sterling McGilvray; and brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a son, James McGilvray and wife, Pat, of Bridgeport; a daughter, Lavonne White and husband, John, of Watauga; a sister, Irene McIntyre; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie McGilvray; grandchildren, James McGilvray and wife, Kim, Annette Davidson and husband, Tony, Jesse McGilvray and wife, Karla, Clay McGilvray and wife, Diane, Cheri Walker and husband, Norm, Judy Hartt and husband, Danny, David McGilvray and wife, Sandy, Fred S. McGilvray and wife, Karen, Jeff McGilvray and wife, Sheri, and Angie Hayes and husband, Darrell; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 28, 2006

McKelvain, Betty June
1937-2006

Funeral for Betty June McKelvain, 69, of Alvord will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord. Marty LaRue and Bill Cleveland will officiate. Burial will follow at Alvord Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
McKelvain died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 5, 1937, in Decatur to Baxter K. Thomas and Mozelle F. Walker, she was a cook in the school cafeteria. She married Charley Earl Russell McKelvain on Nov. 18, 1957, in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband, Charley McKelvain, of Alvord; sons, Randy McKelvain and his wife, Debra, of Alvord and Russell and Roya McKelvain of Forney; a sister, Wanda Sellers and her husband, Jimmy, of Springtown; brothers, Jerrell Thomas and his wife, Debra, Ronnie Thomas and his wife, Sandra, Tommy and Terry Thomas, and Danny Thomas and his wife, Thearesa, all of Springtown; and grandchildren, John Cody McKelvain of Bridgeport and Casey and Kelsi McKelvain, both of Alvord.
Published Sunday, November 26, 2006

McKinney, Betty Greathouse Dunning
1925-2006

Funeral for Betty Greathouse Dunning McKinney, 81, of Decatur was Dec. 29 at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Don Sutton officiated. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery.
McKinney died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, in Decatur.
Born May 16, 1925, in Amarillo to Emmons and Mamie Greathouse, she was a retired real estate agent. She operated the Roanoke Cafe, sold farm and ranch property, and co-owned the Gourmet Taco Restaurant in Denton. She was a lifelong Republican and a former member of the Wise County Board of Realtors. She was a Baptist and married Jim McKinney May 20, 1989.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Chesley Vallon “Check” Dunning; and a grandson, Parish Dunning.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Vallon Dunning and wife, Ann, of Decatur; two daughters, Darlene Sutton and husband, Don, of Bremerton, Wash., and Marian Wagner and husband, Tim, of Justin; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous other relatives.
Published Sunday, December 31, 2006

McKinnon, J.M.
1931-2006
Funeral for J.M. McKinnon, 74, of Bowie was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Heritage Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bowie. David Hall was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Rhome.
Visitation was to be after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
McKinnon died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, in Bowie.
He was born Dec. 11, 1931, in Rhome to James Monroe McKinnon Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Carpenter.
He is survived by a number of cousins, including Jo Beth Ross and her husband, Rusty, of Granbury; and by his guardians, Chris and Sue McDowell of Bowie.
Published Thursday, November 30, 2006

McMahon, Steven
1973-2006
Funeral for Steven McMahon, 33, of Wichita Falls was Tuesday, Nov. 14, Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church in Wichita Falls with Deacon Anastacio Perez officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.
McMahon died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, in Wichita Falls.
McMahon was born on July 11, 1973, to Billy McMahon and Louise (Bussey) Akin in Wichita Falls. He married Araceli “Sally” Muniz on Nov. 17, 1993, in Wichita Falls. He was a graduate of Wichita Falls High School and a 2001 graduate of Midwestern State University with a bachelor of science degree in engineering. He worked as a process engineer at Howmet.
McMahon loved fishing and his work.
He was preceded in death by his father.
McMahon is survived by his wife; two sons, Steven, Jr. and Brandon; one daughter, Mariah, all of Wichita Falls; his mother, Louise Akin of Wichita Falls; his stepfather, James Perkins of Bridgeport; four brothers, Billy McMahon of Bowie, James Perkins of Bridgeport, Jody Perkins of Wichita Falls, and Jeff McMahon of Hutchinson, Kan.; four sisters, Mindy McMahon of Hutchinson, Jamie Perkins, Shirley Willis and Debora Claney, all of Dallas; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Felipe and Manuela Muniz; his stepfather, Al Akin; two stepmothers, Rose McMahon and Larch Perkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, November 16, 2006

Merrick, Gerald ‘Jerry’
1942-2006
Funeral for Gerald “Jerry” Merrick, 64, of Decatur was July 21 at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. The Rev. Jimmy Withers officiated. Burial followed at Trinity Memorial Park.
Merrick died Monday, July 17, 2006, in Decatur.
Born May 8, 1942, in Big Spring to Robert Abner and Mamie Lee Brown Merrick, he served in the U.S. Army for 12 years and worked in highway construction.
He is survived by his parents of Ackerland; a fiancé, Brenda Ferguson of Boyd; a daughter, LeAnn McNutt of Plainview; a son, Bryan Merrick of Plainview; sisters, Joyce Turner of Ropesville, Julie Merrick of Lubbock and Jo Nell Rowlett of Bedford; brothers, Jimmy Merrick of Amarillo, John Merrick of Ackerland, Jackie Merrick of Mesquite and Jake Merrick of Hinton, Okla.; and two grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Messick, Douglas Keith
1929-2006
Graveside service for Douglas Keith Messick, 77, of Paradise was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at French Cemetery in Effie, La. The Rev. Tony Inkle was to officiate.
Messick died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, in Paradise.
Born April 20, 1929, in Effie, La., to Joseph and Erdie Clark Messick, he was a retired American Airlines crew chief of fleet services and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord and the Chico VFW.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Heather Messick and Ben Thompson, and a brother, J.M. Messick.
He is survived by a daughter, Debra Thomasson and husband, Larry, of Wiley; sons, Jery Thompson and wife, Kathi, of California, Bruce Messick and wife, Sue, of Paradise and James Messick and wife, Melissa, of Chico; a brother, Ronny Messick; a sister, Sharon Messick; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, August 27, 2006

Migues, Jay P.
1924-2006

Memorial service for Jay P. Migues, 82, of North Richland Hills was Friday, July 21, 2006, in Hurst.
Migues died Saturday, July 15, 2006.
Born March 17, 1924, in Jeanerette, La., he was a pilot-in-command with the U.S. Navy, serving in the Aleutians during World War II. He was a petroleum engineer with UOP Des Plaines, Ill. He married Reba Nell Berry on May 13, 1945, in Corpus Christi.
He is survived by his wife; children, Sharon Jay Baca and husband, Michael, of Plano, Kem Kienast and fiance, John Trebisky, of Addison, Steven P. Migues of Azle, Alvin J. Migues of Fort Worth, Loraine C. Harrison and husband, Greg, of Decatur, and Janine E. Migues and fiance, Stanley R. Higgs, of Sanger; a sister, Inez Cecilia Norman of Houston; grandchildren, Laura A. Hughes, Jaye C. Wells, Rachel M. Baca, Maryam A. Houson, Megan Lee Hamilton, Lindsay Renee Migues, Christian M. Harrison, Hunter Z. Bishop, Phillip J. Bishop, James Scott Harrison and Brett Patrick Harrison; and a great-grandchild, Austin Jay Wells.
Memorials may be sent to the University of Texas at Dallas/Callier Center for Communications Disorders, Pediatric Aural Habilitation Richardson, Texas 75080, or to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 7779, Fort Worth, Texas 76118.
Published Sunday, July 30, 2006

Miller, Virginia Arizona
1915-2006
Graveside service for Virginia Arizona Miller, 90, of Bowie was Sunday, Dec. 17, at Sunset Cemetery. Buddy Ward officiated.
Miller died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in Bowie.
Born Dec. 28, 1915, in Electra to J.W. and Annie (Cato) Jones, she worked as a dietician at Bowie Memorial Hospital for 15 years and was a homemaker. She married Arvil Miller on Jan. 12, 1935, in Sunset. She enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, canning and gardening. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sunset.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a granddaughter, Stacie Jones; four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by four children, Jerry T. Miller of Decatur, A.C. Miller and wife, Lily, of Sunset, Carrol Miller of Nocona, and Joan Elizabeth Jones and husband, Sonny, of Cushing, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two brothers, John P. Jones of Elk City, Okla., and Arnold Ray Jones and wife, Shirley, of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Published Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mills, Alexis Rayne Yelton
2005-2006
Graveside service for Alexis Rayne Yelton Mills, 2 months, of Decatur, was to be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Boonsville Cemetery.
Yelton died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Decatur.
She was born Nov. 18, 2005, in Decatur to Douglas Dewayne Mills Jr. and Nikki Yelton.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lena Yelton.
She is survived by her parents; her brother, Dakota Yelton Mills of Bridgeport; grandparents Lee and Joyce Duvall of Alvord, Doug and Marie Mills of Bridgeport, and Charles Yelton of Amarillo; and her great-grandparents, Vernon and Lucille Chaffin of Poolville, and Ed and Mildred Duvall of Fort Worth.
Published Thursday, January 26, 2006

Moody, Charles Scott
1934-2006
Graveside service for Charles Scott Moody, 72, of Wizard Wells was Sunday, Aug. 6, at Jim Ned Cemetery in Runaway Bay. The Rev. Melvin Clay officiated.
Moody died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, in Jacksboro.
Born March 4, 1934, in Marlow, Okla., to Coren and Josie McDaniel Moody, he was a retired oil field driller.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Lynn and Coren Dale Moody; a daughter, Mary Katherine Moody; a grandson, Keith Hodge; four brothers, O.C., Arlin, Louis and William Moody; and three sisters Blodwen Foster, Etta Poland and Ann Bergman.
He is survived by three sons, Gordon, David and Gary Moody; five daughters, Melinda Lackey, Sandra Sherer, Ruth Ann Rice, Cindy Smith and Margaret Sparks; three sisters Ruth Hartin, Lois Hearn and Dorris Belote; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Len Hood, Sid Hood, Clifford Kuntz, Filmore Horton, James Idell and Tommy VanHoose.
Published Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mooneyham, LaTonya Maria
1969-2006
Funeral for LaTonya Maria Mooneyham, 36, of Bridgeport was July 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Sunset. Burial was in the Montague County Cemetery. The Rev. Glenn Waldon officiated.
Mooneyham died Sunday, July 16, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 17, 1969, in Ft. Benning, Ga., to Earl Davis Willard and Jo Ruth Morehead Willard, Mooneyham was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sunset.
Survivors include her husband, Stanley Mooneyham of Bridgeport; her father, Earl Davis Willard of Alvord; a son, Jonathan Charles Mooneyham of Bowie; a daughter, Destiny Melissa Hope Mooneyham of Bridgeport; three sisters, Joella Willett of Nocona, Teresa Maitinez of Cardwell, and Angela Willett of Alvord; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to an account for her children at First State Bank of Chico.
Published Thursday, July 20, 2006

Moore, Eugene ‘Gene’
1945-2006
Memorial service for Eugene “Gene” Moore, 61, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Dr. Loury Nero will officiate.
Moore died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, in Jacksboro.
Born May 2, 1945, in Baker County, Fla., to Alonzo and Jewel Moats Moore, he was a truck driver for Haliburton and a member of Joplin Baptist Church. He married Alicia Helmes on Jan. 9, 1965, in Lakeland, Fla.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert A. Moore and Andrew J. Moore, both of Bridgeport; a granddaughter, Halee Dennet; his mother, Jewel Moore of New Port Richie, Fla.; a brother, Jerry W. Moore and wife, Charollete of Bushnell, Fla.; and two sisters, Martha Mangus and husband, Harry, of Alma, Ga. and Millie Snidle of New Port Richey.
Published Thursday, November 16, 2006

Moore, George C., Jr.
1943-2006

Graveside service for George C. Moore Jr., 62, of Belton and formerly of Bridgeport will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18 at North Belton Cemetery. The Rev. Darren Walker will officiate.
Moore died Sunday, May 14, 2006, in Belton.
Born Aug. 10, 1943, in Silsbee, to George C. Moore Sr. and Mary Virginia Collier Moore, he married Patricia Ann Ivey on Aug. 23, 1964. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport and Belton and was a retired parole officer. He was a former police chief for Bridgeport and Runaway Bay.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, George C. Moore III and wife, Michele, of Belton and David Moore and wife, Melissa, of Jacksboro; a brother, Jon Marc Moore of Austin; and five grandchildren, Clara and G. Clark Moore IV of Belton and Emma, Libby and Gracie Moore of Jacksboro.
Published Thursday, May 18, 2006

Moorman, Louis Lawrence ‘Larry’
1921-2006
Memorial service for Louis Lawrence “Larry” Moorman, 85, of Aurora will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the First United Methodist Church of Boyd. The Revs. Bob Turk and Steve Richardson will officiate.
Moorman died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born July 5, 1921, in Dormont, Pa., to Louis and Mary Lee Moorman, he was a Carnegie Mellon Institute graduate who served in the U.S. Navy on the USS New Jersey during World War II. He was in charge of the engine room on the ship. He was in the mutual fund business, serving first as a wholesaler, and then as a retired senior executive vice president for Integrated Resources Inc. in California. He was a member of FUMC-Boyd, serving as treasurer for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Harriett Moorman of Aurora; a son, James Moorman and wife Donna of Plantation, Fla.; three daughters, Dr. Beth Post and husband Robert of Davis, Calif., Barbara Harris of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Merry Lee Henderson; two brothers, Jim Moorman of Washington, D.C., and Buck Moorman of Blaine, Ky.; a sister, Barbara Boatwright and husband, Maynard, of Des Moines, Iowa; and nine grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 3, 2006

Morris, Marvin
1946-2006
Memorial service for Marvin Morris, 59, of Whitney, husband of Debbi Morris of Decatur, was to be Saturday, Jan. 14, in Whitney.
Morris died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, in Whitney.
Born Nov. 14, 1946, in Waco to Willie and Dorothy Morris, he was a truck driver. He married Debbi Ford in September, 1986.
He is survived by his wife; his sons, Marvin Lee Morris Jr. of Austin, David Ford of Decatur, and John Ford of Waco; his brother, Jimmy Morris of Houston; his sister Karen Burch and husband Mike of Whitney; one grandson of Austin; and three nieces.
Published Sunday, January 22, 2006

Mosier, Yvonne Seveda Johnson
1920-2006
Funeral for Yvonne Seveda Johnson Mosier, 85, of Alvord was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Heritage Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bowie. Interment was to follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Mosier died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, in Bowie.
Born Oct. 31, 1920, in New Harp to Clarence Horton Johnson and Surepta Eaton Lynch Johnson, she attended the Alvord Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son, Louis Elvin Mosier and wife, Tracy; and a grandchild, Lana Elaine Mosier.
Published Thursday, August 17, 2006

Mullins, Virginia Flodeen Drennan
1934-2006
Funeral for Virginia Flodeen Mullins, 71, of Fort Worth was Jan. 20 at Bridgewood Church of Christ in Arlington. Bob Milligan and Ed McGeachy officiated. Burial followed in Greenwood Memorial Park. She was the sister of Yvonne Pewitt of Bridgeport.
Mullins died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Arlington.
Born Oct. 14, 1934, in Parker County to Grady Olin and Florence Drennan, Mullins was a retired teacher. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Texas Christian University and a master of education degree in reading from the University of North Texas. She taught a Bible class for more than 30 years and taught in the Fort Worth ISD at Carroll Peak Elementary school and Edward J. Briscoe Elementary school for 34 years.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William Coy Drennan of Springtown.
She is survived by her husband, J.W. Mullins; her daughters, Karen Mullins and husband, Rick, of Arlington, and Kay Adamson and husband, Joe, of Denton; her grandchildren, Jonathan and Mindy Mullins of Arlington, and Philip, Keaton, and Kinsey Adamson of Denton; her sisters, Darlene Morgan of Springtown, and Yvonne Pewitt and her husband Jimmy, of Bridgeport; a brother, Varnell Drennan and wife, Lois, of Burleson; and three aunts, a niece and a cousin.
Pallbearers were Dave Morgan, Terry Drennan, Clayton Gill, Clinton Gill, Ryan Morgan, Bobby Clark, Mike Pewitt, John Mullins and Gib Meyer.
Honorary pallbearers were Blake Sickles, Johnny Hurst, Curtis Daniel, Charles McBride, Jim Riddle and Vic Mestan.
Published Sunday, January 22, 2006

Murphy, Bertie Dean Gilliland
1934-2006

Funeral for Bertie Dean Gilliland Murphy, 72, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Revs. Johnny Irish and Mike Miller will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Murphy died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 5, 1934, in Wise County to Paul and Vaudean Thomas Gilliland, she was a homemaker. She was a lifetime resident of Wise County, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport and a Sunday School teacher. She was a talented musician who enjoyed singing and playing the piano. She was a member of the Denton Community Choir. She also loved to paint and had several poems published in “The World of Poetry.”
She is survived by two daughters, Kieron Diffenderfer and husband, Paul, and Carol Martin and husband, Mark, all of Bridgeport; two sons, Ritchard Murphy and wife, Tammy, of Bridgeport and Paul Murphy and wife, Shelly, of Arlington; grandchildren, Laura Janese, Shiloh Shannon, Jennifer Dulaney, Stephanie Murphy, Shea, Brie and Chase Martin, and Jory and Reese Murphy; three sisters, Paula Thornhill, Sarah Rich and Jerry Foreman; two brothers, Joe and Gaylord Gilliland; and her children’s father, Ralph Murphy.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published Thursday, October 5, 2006

Nall, Rosie M.
1935-2006

Graveside service for Rosie M. Nall, 70, of Saginaw was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Hummell was to officiate.
Nall died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, in Saginaw.
Born Dec. 16, 1935, in Rhome, she was a retired line server for Furr’s Cafeteria. She married Leo Nall on Jan. 23, 1953, in Paradise and was a member of the Church of God.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Lee Nall; a sister, Lorene Lubker; and two brothers, Bob and Dub McCraw.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Donnie Lee Nall of Arlington; two daughters, Diane Nall and Sharon Gayle Muller, both of Saginaw; a sister, Darlene Starnes; two grandchildren, Lisa Wilburn and Bobby Wilburn; and four great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, February 16, 2006

Neely, Ann Cantrell
1936-2006

Memorial service for Ann Cantrell Neely, 69, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Chapel Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Denton.
Neely died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at her home in Decatur.
Born in Amarillo on Dec. 14, 1936, Neely grew up in Denton and attended college at North Texas State University. She worked for Ryon’s Western Store, Cutter Bills and Resistol Hats.
She is survived by two daughters, Jay Calloway and Jennifer Payne; two sisters, Jean Garrett and Paula Cantrell; and two granddaughters, Nikki and Samantha.
The family requests that a donation be made to a charity of choice.
Published Sunday, February 26, 2006

Newsome, Charles Preston
1936-2006

Funeral for Charles Preston Newsome, 69, of Paradise was May 16 in Bridgeport. The Rev. John Conway officiated. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.
Newsome died Thursday, May 11, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 23, 1936, in Texarkana to Preston and Frances Newsome, he was a retired aircraft assembler for LTV and worked in the firewood business for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air force, a Baptist, and married Carol Brannon Feb. 21, 1955, in Texarkana, Ark.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Newsome; a granddaughter, Brandi Wood; a great-grandson, Kyler Noe; and a sister, Maritha Burton.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Shana Noe and husband, Ricky, of Springtown, and Charlotte Newsome and Shelly Howard and husband, Alton, all of Cottondale; four grandchildren, Shawn Noe, Chad Noe, Sasha Noe and Dason Howard; two great-grandchildren, Kaden and Kylie Noe; a sister, Lawana Reeve of Arlington; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Rick Noe, Shawn Noe, Chad Noe, John Wheeler, Alton Howard, Kevin Smith, Gary Bussell and Dason Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Nix Newsome, Joe Bob Pierce and Wren Dillard.
Published Thursday, May 18, 2006

Newton, Mildred
1917-2006

Service for Mildred Newton, 88, of Bridgeport was March 14 at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gary Demmitt and Dr. David Burrows officiated. Burial followed in East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Newton died Sunday, March 12, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 12, 1917, in Hill County to William H. and Fannie Plunkett Blackburn, Newton was a retired librarian for Bridgeport Middle School and a member of First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. She married Edward Newton Jr. on March 19, 1938, in Hill County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, six brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Louis Newton and wife, Matilda, John Newton and wife, Vita, and Thomas Newton and wife, Janie, all of Bridgeport; eight grandchildren, Brian Newton and wife, Terri, Sarah Burcham and husband, Clay, Tiffaney Wiliford and husband, Mike, Joe Newton, Kim Raby and husband, Paul, Lee Newton, Andrew Thomas, and Amy Thomas; 12 great-grandchildren Ryan, Dyllan, Tyler, Emilee, Allie, Keeli, Jamie, Anna, Jonathan, Harley, Lilly and Joshua; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Brian Newton, Joe Newton, Lee Newton, Paul Raby, Clay Burcham and Mike Wiliford.
Published Thursday, March 16, 2006

Nivens, Anna Beth Swaim
1914-2006
Funeral for Anna Beth Swaim Nivens, 91, of Fort Worth was March 21 at the First Baptist Church of Alvord. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
Nivens died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Fort Worth.
She was born Sept. 14, 1914, to W.E. and Maggie Swaim in Alvord.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Nivens; and an infant son, Larry Wayne.
She is survived by three sons, David Nivens and wife, Sue, of Fort Worth, Jerry Nivens and wife, Montez, of Prairie Point, and Michael Nivens and wife, Donna, of Alvord; four grandchildren, Phillip Nivens, Phyllis Zinn, Clint Nivens and Catherine Nivens; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Culberson, Lanie Nivens and Audra Nivens; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Phillip Nivens, Clint Nivens, Wayne Nivens, Rick Parker, Jim Nivens, Ronny Zinn, Bruce Nivens and Larry Nivens. Honorary pallbearers were Kerry Clower, Don Wellen, David Goodwin and Steve Jones.
Published Thursday, March 23, 2006

North, Margaret Lee
1918-2006

Funeral for Margaret Lee North, 88, of Decatur was March 21 at Corinth Baptist Church. Jeff Tackett and Johnny Scheuermann officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
North died Saturday, March 18, 2006, in Arlington.
Born Feb. 22, 1918, in Lewisville, to Sam Cornelius and Callie Elizabeth Patterson, she was a homemaker. She made her home in Decatur for 66 years before moving to Arlington in May 2005 to live with her daughter, Sandra. She married Roy Paschal North on June 17, 1939, in Decatur and was the oldest surviving charter member of the Corinth Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Michael North and wife, Beverly, of Decatur and John North and wife, Sandra, of Slidell; two daughters, Carolyn Fowler of Azle and Sandra Scheuermann and husband, Johnny, of Arlington; a brother, S.C. Patterson and wife, Vonne, of Dallas; a sister, Nora Blase of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Roy North, Adam North, Ben Scheuermann, Johnny Scheuermann Jr., Bart Mosley and Corbett Jennings. Honorary pallbearers were Mark North, Andy North and Michael Bradshaw.
Published Thursday, March 23, 2006

Norton, Kyle Lloyd
1968-2006

Funeral for Kyle Lloyd Norton, 38, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Gary Demmitt was to officiate.
He died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 8, 1968 in Dallas to Chuck and Carol Norton, he was a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Clint Lee Norton and Rusty Lane Norton and wife, Randi, all of Decatur; a sister, Amber Lyn Wood and husband, Tony, of Hutto; grandparents Lloyd and Thelma Norton of Decatur; and three nephews and a niece.
Pallbearers were to be Tony Jackson, Jimmy Warden, Keith Dawson, Chase Lasiter, Barry Chapman, Justin Wood, Josh Wood and Will Gage.
Published Sunday, May 14, 2006

O’Dell, Jean Caraway
1927-2006

Funeral for Jean Caraway O’Dell, 78, of Bridgeport was Sept. 11 in Bridgeport. Ray Cook and Tex Monk officiated. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
O’Dell died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 19, 1927, in Electra to Willie E. (Pete) and Kate Warren Caraway, she was a homemaker who married Melvin Eugene “Boykin” O’Dell on Sept. 19, 1943. She was a member of the Carpenter Street Church of Christ and enjoyed making quilts for her family. She was an expert trapper and a great gunshooter.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Kathy Norwood; a granddaughter, Tina Malloy; and a brother, Earl Caraway.
She is survived by six daughters, Carolyn Brooks and husband, David, Jo McDaniel and husband, Corky, and Toni Matney and husband, Clyde, all of Bridgeport, Audrey Thompson and husband, Don, of Lequire, Okla., Charolet Kinsey and husband, Ron, of Buffalo Springs, and Sherry O’Dell of Healdton, Okla.; sisters, Helen Russell and Wanda Snow, both of Grapevine; a brother, John Caraway and wife, Mary, of Bowie; a sister-in-law, Sue Caraway of Bridgeport; a son-in-law, Tommie Norwood of Gainesville; and 25 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Brooks, Billy Wiley, Michael Kinsey, Melvin Castleberry, Coy McIlroy and Leif Payton. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry York, David and Thomas Kinsey, Robert and Eugene Gober, Tommie Norwood and Jody and Chad McDaniel.
Published Thursday, September 14, 2006

O’Neal, John Earl
1921-2006
Service for John Earl O’Neal, 84, of Hurst was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shady Oaks Baptist Church in Hurst. Darrel Totten was to officiate. Burial was to be in Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville.
O’Neal died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in Irving.
Born Dec. 31, 1921, in Justin to James Earl and Florence O’Neal of Decatur, he joined the Army Air Corps in October 1942 and piloted B-25s from Palawan in the Philippines with the 42nd Bombardment Group of the 13th Air Force in World War II. In 1951, he was recalled to active duty in the Air Force, serving another 20 years, and he traveled the world and flew the B-36, WB-50 and the C-124 during his career. He was stationed at bases in Texas, Maine, Hawaii, Philippines, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma and California. He retired from the Air Force as a major in 1971 and settled in Hurst. He taught special needs students at Wayside Middle School from 1972 until his retirement from teaching in 1985. He was a member of Shady Oaks Baptist Church in Hurst.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Pearl O’Neal, and a son, Michael E. O’Neal.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis L. O’Neal and Patrick D. O’Neal; a daughter, Stephanie R. O’Neal; two brothers, Eugene O’Neal and Billy O’Neal; two sisters, Lucille Starnes and Ann Lloyd; and four grandchildren, Justin E. O’Neal, Stephen W. O’Neal, Sean M. O’Neal and J. Michael O’Neal.
Published Sunday, November 5, 2006

Oaks, Mildred Willis
1929-2006

Graveside service for Mildred Willis Oaks, 77, of Pocasset, Okla., and formerly of Alvord, was May 30, in Minco, Okla. Burial was in Hazel Dell Cemetery.
She died Friday, May 26, 2006, in Chickasha.
Born March 20, 1929, in Columbia County, Ark., she was a Baptist who was a member of Hazel Dell Baptist Church in Minco. She had a beauty salon in Alvord for many years. She and her family moved to Alvord from Arkansas in 1956 with other families that had been transferred with Cities Services Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Willis, in 1979, and a brother.
She is survived by her husband, Dwayne Oaks of Pocasset; a daughter, Gail Northcutt and husband Bruce of Sunset; a son, Jackie Willis and wife Sheila of Weatherford; a sister, Alice Coleman of Shreveport, La.; five grandchildren, Denece Slade and husband Jeff of Alvord, Teddy Northcutt and wife Dawn of Alvord, Kathie Stephens of Jacksboro, Amanda Willis of Weatherford and Joey Willis and wife Erica of Houston Lake, Mo.; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ogle, Eldridge E.
1927-2006
Graveside service for Eldridge E. Ogle, 78, of Chico will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at Scrougy Cemetery near Sunset. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Ogle died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Weatherford, to Alvie H. and Carrie Dugan Ogle, he was a retired plumber and pipefitter. He was a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club and the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local No. 389.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Sowder.
He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Worthen and husband, John, of Houston, Diann Isaacs and husband, Howard, of Thornberry, and Kaylean Ashley and husband, Donnie, of Chico; five grandchildren, Chris, Cara, John, Ricki and Kayla; a brother, A.H. Ogle Jr.; and a sister, Shirley Ivonne Faulkner.
Honorary pallbearers are Chris Isaacs, Nathan Apple, John E. Worthen, Tony Ward and Chris Collins.
Published Sunday, February 26, 2006

Pankey, John H.
1925-2006
Service for John H. Pankey, 80, of Jacksboro was Jan. 9 at Memorial Christian Church in Jacksboro. Eugene Weldon and Tom W. Neal officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro.
Pankey died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Weatherford.
Born Dec. 24, 1925, in Vineyard to William Harley and Mary Jane (Sutton) Pankey, he was a member of Memorial Christian Church and owner-operator of Pankey Propane. He also was a member of Jack County Sheriff’s Posse, Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Propane Gas Association and, for many years, the Jack County Volunteer Fire Department.
He married Joan Sewell Pankey on July 15, 1948. She preceded him in death on March 29, 1990. He married Joellen Risley on Feb. 1, 1991.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, Arvil Sartain, Cleora Anderson, Hazel Steves and Hugh Lawrence Pankey.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mary Ann McDaniel and husband, Carlin, of Hemphill; a son, Harold Gene Pankey and wife, Debra, of Jacksboro; two sisters, Nadine Tucker and Joyce Watson of Jacksboro; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four step-children, Terry Mathis and husband, William; Connie Wood; Stephen Wood and wife, Monica, and Jody Wood and wife, Cathy; eight step-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Christian Church or Jack County Volunteer Fire Department.
Published Thursday, January 12, 2006

Pearson, Gilbert C., II
1954-2006
Graveside service for Gilbert C. Pearson II, 51, of Rhome will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Pearson died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 12, 1954, in Johnson City, Tenn., he was a Web site designer.
He is survived by his wife, Suzette Pearson; two children, Kristen Bartlett and R.J. Pearson; his mother, Shirley Pearson; his father, the Rev. Gilbert C. Pearson; two brothers, Troy and Marc Pearson; and a sister, Rene Pearson.
Published Thursday, November 9, 2006

Peek, Dortha
1924-2006

Funeral for Dortha Peek, 81, of Chico was Monday, Feb. 6 at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Peek died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Plano.
Born Aug. 24, 1924, in Oilton, Okla., to William and Mannie Thompson Klinglesmith, she was retired from the Wise County Sheriff’s Department. She married Charlie Peek on April 23, 1949, in Sapulpa, Okla. She was a longtime member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Debra Peek; three brothers, Jay, Noah and Bud Klinglesmith; and two sisters, Zelma Carter and Betty Klinglesmith.
She is survived by two daughters, Patty Sloan and husband, Joe, of New Orleans, La., and LaDonna Peek of Frisco; two sons, Fred Peek of Decatur and Jerry Peek and wife, Dodie, of Midland; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, February 9, 2006

Peel, Danny Joe
1952-2006
Graveside service for Danny Joe Peel, 53, of Paradise was Aug. 15 at Cottondale Cemetery.
He died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Paradise.
Peel was born Sept. 21, 1952, in Fort Worth to Loyd and Thelma Read Peel.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Sue Cannon; and step-father, Dick Wilson.
He is survived by his mother, Thelma Wilson; his father, L.D. Peel; a son, Danny Peel Jr. of Arlington; two daughters, Jennifer Peel of Tyler and Stephanie Peel of Lyndale; a sister, Kay Vaughan and husband, Rick, of Brentwood, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Hunter and Daniele of Abilene; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mercedes Rodriguez.
Published Thursday, August 17, 2006

Perry, Cynthia Frances
1938-2006
No services are scheduled for Cynthia Frances Perry, 68, of Perrin.
Perry died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Plano.
Born June 23, 1938, in Massachusetts, she was a real estate broker. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnessed congregation in Mineral Wells.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Francis and Blanche Bent.
She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Stinnett and her husband, Bobby, of Perrin and Mary Frances Perry of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, David Perry and his wife, Rita, of Yuma, Ariz., and Alexander Perry and his wife, Judith, of Stanton, Calif.; six grandchildren; and her ex-husband, James Edward Perry.
Published Thursday, November 9, 2006

Petty, Mary Deanna Nolan
1937-2006

Graveside service for Mary Deanna Nolan Petty, 69, of Chico will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Boyd Cemetery. Dr. Barbara Sowell will officiate. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Petty died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Chico.
Born Jan. 7, 1937, in San Diego, Calif., to Harry and Bertie Foster Nolan, she married T.J. Petty July 26, 1973, in Newark. She and her husband sponsored many people in Alcoholics Anonymous in Wise County and throughout North Texas over the years. Untrained as an artist, she took up painting at the age of 65.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob, Michael and Raymond Nolan.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Michael Nolan Petty of Chico and Jeffrey Allen Petty and wife, Sheira of Mansfield; two daughters, Linda Petty and Melissa Kaye Lamb and husband, Troy, all of Bridgeport; and eight grandchildren, Misty, Jason, Jessica, Ashley, Nathan, Reid, Stormi and Megan.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2006

Peysen, Margaret
1915-2006

Funeral for Margaret Elizabeth (Brumbelow) Peysen, 91, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. James Arrington was to officiate, assisted by Lee Roy Jackson. Burial was to follow at Hopewell Cemetery.
Peysen died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 13, 1915, in Blue Grove to Jess and Mary Brumbelow, she married Willie John Paysen April 28, 1934, in Wichita Falls. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2006.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Lewis Brumbelow and John David Brumbelow.
She is survived by one daughter, Willie Mae Peel of Decatur; four grandchildren, Sherry Spinks and husband, Richard, of Decatur, Terry Peel of North Richland Hills; Michael Peel and wife, Tawana, of Tyler and Connie Rye and husband, Terry, of Bridgeport; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Vieths of Scotland and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Jason Peel, Jeremy Peel, Ray Peel, Jonathan Rye, Michael Vess and Brandon McCarthey. Honorary pallbearers were to be Calvin Woolaver, Gordon Lovell, Curtis Smith, Stanley Kemp, Kenny Bryan and Leslie Hale.
Published Sunday, August 13, 2006

Peysen, Willie John ‘Bill’
1911-2006

Service for Willie John “Bill” Peysen, 94, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. James Arrington and LeeRoy Jackson were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Hopewell Cemetery.
Peysen died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 23, 1911, in Groom, he was a self-employed carpenter.
He was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Willie Mae Peel of Decatur; grandchildren, Sherry and Richard Spinks of Mullin, Terry Peel of Fort Worth, Mike and Tawana Peel of Tyler and Connie and Terry Rye of Bridgeport; two sisters, Maggie Miller of College Station and Aggie Workman of Illinois; and four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Jeremy Peel, Jason Peel, Ray Peel, Michael Vess, Jonathon Rye and Leslie Hale. Honorary pallbearers were Gordon Lovell, Calvin Woolaver, Curtis Smith and Kenny Bryan.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2006

Peyton, Billy George
1934-2006
Funeral for Billy George Peyton, 71, of Bridgeport was Monday, Oct. 16, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery.
Peyton died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 13, 1934, in Alvord to John Henry and Willie Claborn Peyton, he was a retired district technician for Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Paradise and the Decatur Eighters Square Dance Club. He married Betty Chester on May 17, 1957, in Picton.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Guenn Peyton.
He is survived by his wife of Bridgeport; a daughter, Teresa M. Lindsey and her husband, Billy, of Bridgeport; three sons, John Lee Peyton and his wife, Sharon, of Bridgeport, Bradley George Peyton and his wife, Debra, of Chico and Richard Allen Peyton and his wife, Janice, of Paradise; three brothers, Wayne, Roy and Paul Peyton; three sisters, Donna Nickerson, Linda Sue Worley and Margie Peyton; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Kenny and Doug Hudson, John Foster, Joe Stout, Chris Baker and Hughlen White. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Decatur Eighters.
Published Thursday, October 19, 2006

Pine, Mary Ruth
1916-2006
Memorial service for Mary Ruth Pine, 89, of Decatur is Sunday, Feb. 12, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Tommy Brumett and Johnny Irish will officiate.
Pine died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 11, 1916, in Decatur to Barney and Mary MeCaskey, Pine was a homemaker.
Survivors are her two brothers, Art MeCaskey of Dallas, and Ray MeCaskey of Panhandle; and her sister, Joy Caraway of Decatur.
Published Sunday, February 12, 2006

Pinion, Mary Lou
1927-2006

Graveside service for Mary Lou Pinion, 78, of Decatur will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14, at Willow Point Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Cates will officiate.
Pinion died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 29, 1927, to F.E. and Johnnie Worthington in Jacksboro, she was a retired laboratory technician. She was a member of the Boonsville Women’s Club and a lifetime member of the Bridgeport Riding Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Roy Pinion; her brothers, Gene and Delano Worthington; and a sister, Loretta Easley.
She is survived by a sister, Sue Gregg of Justin; a granddaughter, Christie Rhine and husband Bret of Decatur; a grandson, Roy Justin “Bubba” Pitts; and seven great-grandchildren, Bogie, Clayton, Shani, Hannah, Colby, Trevor and Justin.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Riley, L.C. Morrow, E.T. Massey, Shine Leach, Wesley Cantrell and B.D. Workman.
Published Thursday, July 13, 2006

Pippin, Duane W.
1946-2006
Graveside services for Duane W. Pippin, 59, of Denton were June 12 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. Wayne Blankenship officiated.
Pippin died Thursday, June 8, 2006, in Frisco.
Born Dec. 1, 1946, in Denton to Myrtis Pippin and Roxie Massey Pippin, he was owner-operator for Aggregate Haulers. He graduated from Denton High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He married Angie Anderson on May 29, 1987, in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife, Angie Pippin; two daughters, Shannon Quintero and Paige Pippin of Denton; two sons, Shane Pippin of Granbury and Cody Pippin of Denton, a sister, Ann Willingham of Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren.
Published Thursday, June 15, 2006

Pond, Johnny Ray
1945-2006

Memorial service for Johnny Ray Pond, 60, of Boyd was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Christian-Hawkins Chapel in Boyd. The Masons of Boyd Chapter 479 were to officiate.
Pond died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Boyd.
Born Sept. 7, 1945, in Fort Worth to Clayton and May Owens Pond, he was a retired machinist for JSP Manufacturing. He served in the Army and was a member of the Boyd Masonic Lodge and Shriners-Scottish Rite. He enjoyed woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Sandie Pond, of Boyd; three sons, Robert Lowe of Dallas, Bobbye Pond of Fairfield, Calif. and Kevin Pond of Edwards, Calif.; daughter, Cherie Prestidge and husband, Scott, of Haslet; two brothers, Jimmy and Jerry Pond of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Justin Holleman, Garrett Prestidge Ashley, Amanda and Emily Lowe.
Published Sunday, April 16, 2006

Potter, James Donald
1944-2006
Service for James Donald Potter, 61, of Decatur was Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Corinth Baptist Church. Jeff Tackett and Tommy Gant officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.
Potter died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Plano.
Born Nov. 20, 1944, in Decatur, he was a retired Teamsters business agent. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a member of the Vietnam Motorcycle Club and a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Lee Potter, and brother, Douglas Ronald Potter.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Fay Stanford Potter of Decatur; his mother, Lucille Potter of Decatur; a son, James Marvin Potter of Albuquerque, N.M.; three brothers, Marvin Earl “Pete” Potter and wife, Carol, of Dickinson, Richard Lee Potter and wife, Janet, of Decatur and Randall Glen Potter and wife, Marie, of Decatur; a sister, Patsy Joye Hall and husband, Tom, of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Jimmy Aaron Potter of Rhome and Kalli Jo Baker of Rhome.
Pallbearers were Richard Potter Sr., Randall Potter Sr., Tom Hall, Randall Potter Jr., Richard Potter Jr. and Jack Watson. Honorary pallbearers were Pete Potter, Marvin Potter, Jackie Potter and Jeremy Potter.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2006

Prescott, Naomi Ruth Cartwright
1925-2006

Service for Naomi Ruth Cartwright Prescott, 81, of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 3, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Revs. Johnny Irish and Rusty Hedges will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Coker Funeral Home.
Prescott died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 8, 1925, to Lee and Bessie (Ray) Cartwright, she retired after 39 years of service with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. She was a 1942 graduate of Decatur High School.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Mozelle Renshaw, and two brothers, C.A. and Robert Cartwright.
She is survived by a son, Gary and wife Patti Prescott of Decatur; two daughters, Carol and husband Eric Middleton and Susan and husband Max Spencer, all of Arlington; seven grandchildren, Staci and Lance Prescott, Allison and husband Justin Gilmore, Mark and Andrea Spencer and Chris, Chase and Alyssa Middleton.
Published Sunday, July 2, 2006

Presley, Ruby B.
1919-2005
Funeral for Ruby B. Presley, 86, of San Diego, Calif., was Dec. 18, 2005. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego.
Presley died Dec. 15, 2005, in San Diego.
She was born May 7, 1919, in Decatur to Charles and Ellen Woolaver Brock.
Presley was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bland Presley; a son, Larry Fred Presley; and a sister, Lona Pearl Hale.
She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Jean Miller of Anacortes, Wash.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren of California; a brother, C.L. Brock of Decatur; two nieces, Willa Mae Dawson of Decatur and Leona Tyler of Fort Worth; and a nephew.
Published Thursday, January 12, 2006

Priddy, Harold Raymond
1915-2006
Graveside services for Harold Raymond Priddy, 90, of Decatur will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Priddy died Thursday, July 13, 2006.
Born Aug. 19, 1915, in Tioga, he was an assistant to and worked for Gene Autry.
He is survived by his brothers, H.T. Priddy of Fort Worth and Bobby E. Priddy of Virginia and a sister, Elizabeth Foshee of Houston.
Published Sunday, July 16, 2006

Provan, Lois Elizabeth
1920-2006
Memorial service for Lois Elizabeth Provan, 86, of North Richland Hills was Tuesday, June 6, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel.
Provan died Thursday, June 1, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born May 24, 1920, in Omaha, Neb., to L.F. and Lula Miner Eck, she had several jobs, but her most rewarding was as a cake decorator.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis D. Provan, in 1976.
She is survived by her son, Eugene, and his wife, Cheryl, of North Richland Hills; four grandchildren, Chris Provan of Orlando, Fla., Susan Provan of Tampa, Fla., Matthew Provan of Minot, N.D., and Michelle Hughes of Ayden, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas and Katie Provan of Orlando, Fla.
Published Sunday, June 11, 2006

Puckett, Myrtle Marie
1940-2006

Funeral for Myrtle Marie Puckett, 66, of Chico was March 6 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kern Choate officiated. Burial followed at Jim Ned Cemetery.
Puckett died Friday, March 4, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 23, 1940, in Muskogee, Okla., to Woodrow and Birdie Lee Maddux, she was a homemaker and a member of The Shepherd’s House in Chico. She married Richard F. Puckett June 2, 1956, in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband; five sons, David Puckett and wife, Margaret, of Cleburne, Danny Puckett of Pittsburg, and Darrell Puckett and wife, Anita, Dewayne Puckett and Douglas Puckett and wife, Wilma, all of Chico; a daughter, Donna Walton and husband, Ricky, of Crafton; a brother, Glen Maddux; and two sisters, Linda Byers and Mary Price.
Pallbearers were David Puckett, Darrell Puckett, Dewayne Puckett, Danny Puckett, Douglas Puckett and Thomas Ferguson.
Published Sunday, March 5, 2006

Pylant, W.C.
1916-2006
Memorial for W.C. Pylant, 90, of Alvord was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland was to officiate.
Pylant died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 31, 1916, to Henry and Susan Pylant, he was a farmer and supervisor for Preston Dairies. He married Nelle Lee Collins on Jan. 26, 1945, in Cleburne.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Pylant.
He is survived by his wife, Nelle Pylant, of Alvord; two daughters, Leah Bounds of Fort Worth and Karen Manke of Ocean Park, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

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