Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2006
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Radford, Georgie Lee
1945-2006
Memorial service for Georgie Lee Radford, 61, of Newark will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at DFW National Cemetery. She was cremated.
Radford died Friday, July 14, 2006, in Newark.
Born May 3, 1945, in Wichita Falls, she was a homemaker and was active with the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Radford.
She is survived by a sister, three daughters, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Those attending the memorial are asked to assemble in Row B after 9:30 a.m.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Rainey, Delores
1940-2006
Funeral for Delores Rainey, 66, of Gun Barrel City was Friday, Oct. 27, at Eubank Memorial Chapel. The Revs. Mickey Loftis and Ed Clower officiated. Burial followed at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington.
Born Jan. 12, 1940, in Arlington, she was retired from Wal-Mart where she worked as a bookkeeper. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1958. She had lived in Gun Barrel City since 1982.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Dana Jones and her husband, Fred, of Runaway Bay, Dona Hardin and her husband, Josh, of Decatur, Kelsey Rainey and Tana Craft; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Brac Jones of Runaway Bay; a son, Jimmy Rainey and his wife, Tammy, of Dallas; a daughter, Lisa Rainey of Gun Barrel City; parents, John Spear and his wife, Margie, of Arlington; a sister, Jean Sherwin and her husband, Joe, of Benbrook.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Kaufman, 102 W. Grove Kaufman, Texas 75142.
Published Sunday, October 29, 2006

Ramirez, Estella
1932-2006

No funeral service is scheduled for Estella Ramirez, 74, of Rhome.
Ramirez died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, in Rhome.
Born March 6, 1932, in Harlingen, she married Jose V. Ramirez in 1956 in Brownsville.
She is survived by six sons, Jose J. Ramirez of Rhome, Jorge Ramirez of California, Edward Ramirez of Houston, Jose V. Ramirez of Corpus Christi, and Gilbert and Robert Ramirez, both of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mary Zamudio and Yolanda Maleonado, both of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Andres, Alvaro and Oscar Gonzales; two sisters, Aluzia and Emma Gonzalez; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, December 21, 2006

Raphael, Mira Shoshana
1942-2006
Graveside service for Mira Shoshana Raphael, 64, of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Raphael died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, in Grapevine.
Born Aug. 6, 1942, in Big Spring, to Johnny Ramey and Maurine Macintosh, she worked in the retail food service industry and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Kim Ryan of Decatur and Vanessa Meyer of Euless; a son, Britt Ryan of McKinney; a sister, Nelda Young of Decatur; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, August 31, 2006

Ray, Charles M.
1925-2006

Memorial service for Charles M. Ray, 80, of Runaway Bay was Jan. 20 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Rusty Tanner officiated.
Ray died Jan. 17, 2006, in Decatur.
Born May 22, 1925, in McAdoo he was a retired tubing supervisor for General Dynamics. He served in the Army during World War II and assisted NASA with its first space launch. He was a member of the Bass Masters of California, the Bay Chapel at Runaway Bay and the Hereford Masonic Lodge. He married Edna Wolf on Nov. 13, 1945, in Amarillo.
He is survived by his wife; his son, Gary Wood Ray of Willits, Calif.; his daughter, Kandy Crawford of Springtown; his grandchildren, Patrick, Tracy, Cody, Carrie Beth, Casey, Jacob and Jesse; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Published Sunday, January 22, 2006

Ray, Roger Tran
1911-2006
Funeral for Roger Tran Ray, 94, of Denton was May 22 in Bridgeport. The Rev. Wilson Gauntt officiated. Burial followed in the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Ray died Friday, May 19, 2006, in Denton.
Born Aug. 1, 1911, in Bridgeport to Tran Lee and Rachel “Katie” Wilson Ray, he was a bank teller and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Virginia Lee Buck April 13, 1946, in Fort Worth and was a 70-year master mason with the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson Ray; and a sister, Marian Turner.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Myra Lynn Bradley and husband, Doyle, formerly of Bridgeport; a son, Roland Roger Ray and wife, Susan, of Denton; five grandchildren, Donovan Bradley, Bridget Bradley, Holly Buckner, Darryl Ray and Michelle Earwood; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Todd Buckner, Donovan Bradley, Darryl Ray, Dr. David Ray, Bill Ray and James Bass. Honorary pallbearers were Leon Farmer and Frank Trail.
Published Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ray, Ruth Aileen Dunn
1939-2006
Graveside service for Ruth Aileen Dunn Ray, 67, of McKinney will be Friday, Sept. 1 at Perrin Memorial Gardens in Perrin. Dennis George will officiate.
Ray died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, in McKinney.
Born May 11, 1939, in Fort Worth to Edgar and Hazel Dunn, she had a doctorate in education and was an educator for more than 30 years. She was also a Southern Baptist and a member of the Peters College Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank Ray, and her son, Shawn Ray.
She is survived by two sisters, Jean Hanks and husband, Jerry, of St. Louis, Mo., and Kay Cregg and husband, Charles, of Plano; and three nieces and seven nephews.
Published Thursday, August 31, 2006

Read, Lorene
1916-2006
Graveside service for Lorene Read, 90, of Decatur was Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Paradise Cemetery. Zack Burns officiated.
Read died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 6, 1916, in Paradise to John Dixon and Irene (Pike) Read, she was retired from the Post Exchange at Fort Sam Houston.
She is survived by three brothers, Harold Read of Paradise and Billy and Marvin Read, both of Bridgeport; and three sisters, Patsy McClure of Mesquite, Genava Hudson and Peggy Calvert, both of Decatur.
Published Thursday, October 26, 2006

Redwine, Peggy Nell
1931-2006

Funeral for Peggy Nell Redwine, 74, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Charles Taylor was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Redwine died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Denton.
Born Sept. 7, 1931, in Decatur to Hobert and Floy (Phillips) Israel, she was a homemaker and a member of the Allison Community Church.
She is survived by her husband, James Welton Redwine; a son, Tony Wendell Redwine of Decatur; a daughter-in-law, Connie Redwine of Decatur; a sister, Bobbie Schlumbohm of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Cheyenne and Laramie Redwine, both of Decatur.
Published Thursday, January 5, 2006

Reed, Don
1956-2006
Service for Don Reed, 70, of Chico will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Visitation begins at noon. Charlie Reed, Glenn Reed, George Monsanto and Todd Reed will officiate.
Reed died Monday, March 27, 2006, in Decatur.
Born October 8, 1935, in Westbrook to Bill and Loretta Reed, Don Reed was a transport driver for Permian Corporation and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie Reed.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sue Reed of Chico; three sons, Charlie Reed and wife, Tammy, of Keller, Glenn Reed and wife, Pam, of Chico, and Todd Reed and wife, Barbara, of Bowie; his brother, William Elton Reed; and 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Published Thursday, March 30, 2006

Reid, Tommie Lee
1929-2006

Funeral for Tommie Lee Reid, 77, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Ken May was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Reid died Monday, May 1, 2006, in Decatur.
Born March 10, 1929, in Tuscola, to Robert Albert and Grace Jane (Powell) Reid, he married Dorothy Lynn Cocanougher on Aug. 29, 1954, in Decatur. He graduated from Tuscola High School and Howard Payne University. Reid served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict before spending many years teaching math at Decatur High School. He also owned and ran a dairy and was a partner in the Cocanougher Feed Company. He spent his later years as a cattle and quarter horse rancher. He attended the First Baptist Church in Decatur, where he was a longtime deacon and Sunday school teacher. Reid was a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge No. 447, a past worshipful master, Moslah Temple Shrine, a past member of the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse and a founder of the Wise County Antique Auto Club.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Allee Moulder and husband, John, of Weatherford, Debbie Bridges and husband, David, and Darla Wooten and husband, Eddy, all of Decatur; five grandchildren, Joncee and Reid Moulder of Weatherford and Grace Wooten, and Alex and Sara Bridges all of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Published Thursday, May 4, 2006

Rendleman, Gracie Lee Clark
1915-2006

Funeral for Gracie Lee Clark Rendleman, 90, of Cottondale was Oct. 31 at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. The Rev. Floyd Osburne officiated. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.
Rendleman died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 29, 1915, in Paradise to Lonnie W. and Ella Kelley Clark, she was a homemaker. She married J.L. “Buck” Rendleman on June 2, 1938, in Clovis, N.M. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son-in-law, Jim Cook, three sisters and one brother.
She is survived by two daughters, Janice Cook of Paradise and LaNell Earnest and her husband, Tom, of Boyd; a son, Terry Rendleman and his wife, Betty, of Decatur; grandchildren, Leslie, Jamie, Paul, Veronica, Scott, Cody, Sonia, Treva and Kelly; great-grandchildren Kenneth, Michael, Parker, Kaleb, Gracie, Justin, Madeline, Cason, Mason, Amy, Kate, Jordan and Wade; and a brother, Zollie Clark and his wife, Leota.
Pallbearers were Leslie, Jamie and Paul Cook, Scott and Cody Rendleman, Eric Alstrin and Troy Hill.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cottondale Youth Department, 145 CR 3355, Paradise, Texas 76073.
Published Thursday, November 2, 2006

Reynolds, Carl Edward
1955-2006
A memorial service for Carl Edward Reynolds, 50, of Fort Worth will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Coker Funeral Home. Floyd Oldham will officiate.
Reynolds died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born on Dec. 20, 1955, in Fort Worth to J.W. and Merna Reynolds, he married Sherri Eady on April 14, 1984, in Bedford. He was a member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sherri Reynolds of Fort Worth; his parents of Fort Worth; a daughter, Lisa Reynolds of Fort Worth; a son, Chad Reynolds of Fort Worth; and a sister, Tammie Caram of Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, October 15, 2006

Reynolds, Wanda Loreece Clark
1926-2006
A graveside service for Wanda Loreece Clark Reynolds, 79, of Farmers Branch was Thursday, Aug. 17, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Richard Wilson Barker of Decatur officiated.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, in Plano.
Born Dec. 2, 1926, to Joe U. and Zula E. Clark, she was a retired bank officer in Carrollton. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening and she received a penmanship award.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Reynolds; a son, Billy Wayne Reynolds; and a brother, Ivan Clark.
She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Sue Reynolds Stanton and husband, Dan, of Coppell, and Peggy Maureen Reynolds Barker and husband, Richard, of Decatur; a sister, Wilma Haas of Florida; an aunt, Vida Balkum and husband, John Howard, of Cross Plains; and four grandchildren, Chad Alan Doggett, Cari Ann Doggett, Cris Aaron Doggett and wife, Erin, and Cory Adam Doggett.
Published Sunday, August 27, 2006

Rhine, Eva Lois
1924-2006
Graveside service for Eva Lois Rhine, 82, of Decatur was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller was to officiate.
Rhine died Monday, July 17, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Decatur to Tom Burns and Arizona (Ware) Burns, she was a retired nurse from the old Decatur Hospital. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. She married Wayne Marshall Rhine on March 1, 1947, in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister and three brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Rhine of Wylie and Sue Rhine of Decatur; a son, Thomas Rhine of Decatur; four grandchildren, Danny Vess and wife, Stacey, of Plano, Frank Colin of Rhode Island, Misty Hudson and husband, Hoss, of Decatur, and Kris Cooke and husband, Patrick, of Saginaw; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Vess of Plano and Madison and Ashlee Hudson of Decatur.
Published Thursday, July 20, 2006

Rhine, Zella Pauline
1908-2006
Graveside service for Zella Pauline Rhine, 98, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Johnny Irish was to officiate.
Rhine died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 30, 1908 in the Flatwood Community to David and Mary Lawson, she married Albert Rhine on Sept. 2, 1927, in Childress. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Beth Brown of Decatur; three grandchildren, Robert, Richard and Jimmy Brown, all of Decatur; a great-grandchild, Amanda Lasater; and two great-great-grandchildren, Bratton Williams and Dalton Cash Lasater.
Published Sunday, October 15, 2006

Rice, Bettye Powell
1936-2006
Graveside service for Bettye Powell Rice, 69, of Saginaw was Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Rob W. Harris officiated.
Rice died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born July 6, 1936 in Pittsburg to T.P. and Cleo Rice, she was a retired secretary.
She is preceded in death by her stepfather, Dink Williams; a daughter, Naomia Jean Harris; and a sister, Joann Powell.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Debra Kilzer and husband, Jeff, of Ovilla; two great-grandsons, Justin and Joshua Kilzer; her brother, Thomas Powell of Riverton, Wyo.; four sisters, Treaon Parriette and husband, James, of Springtown, Linda Shires and Elaine Thomas, both of Garland, and Tammy McClung and husband, Corky, of Kemp; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Published Thursday, February 2, 2006

Richardson, Renez
1917-2006

Funeral for Renez Richardson, 89, of Bridgeport will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Ray Cook, Wayne Richardson and Britt Doty will officiate. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Richardson died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 25, 1917, in Cottondale, to Robert and Lela Banks, she was a homemaker and a member of Carpenter Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, L.D. Richardson; a son, Raymond Richardson; a grandson, Jerry McCann; and five brothers and one sister.
She is survived by two sons, Joe Richardson and wife, Ann, of Paradise and Jack Richardson of Perrin; two daughters, Sue Laurent of Arlington and Jan Stanfield and husband, Robert, of Bridgeport; 14 grandchildren, Judy, Bonnie, Joe, Tammie, Michael, Brenda, Jack, Amanda, Patti, Clark, Neal, Jana, Matt and Chelsie; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Taylor and Emma Lou Slate; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jack Richardson II, Mike Richardson, Clark Montgomery, Matt Jenkins, Lee Worley and Bill Frissell. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Pollock and David Burrage.
Published Thursday, December 7, 2006

Roberds, Ed W.
1935-2006
Graveside service for Ed W. Roberds, 70, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Luke Oyler will officiate.
Roberds died Friday, March 31, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 15, 1935, in Coleman to William and Idella Floyd Roberds, he was a heavy equipment operator. He had worked for Wise County Precinct 4. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and loved to hunt, fish, trap hogs and hunt snakes.
He married Linda Faye Rohrer on Aug. 21, 1965, in Woodward, Okla. He was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn McMillan.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Eddy Ray Roberds of Bridgeport; a daughter, De Rai Collins of Lubbock; three sisters, Betty Day and husband J.C. of Ruidoso, N.M., Patty Taylor and husband Wilburn of Lubbock, and Kathy Evenson and husband Dell of Azle; and six nieces and a nephew.
Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Roberts, Vera Mae Niblett
1930-2006

Funeral for Vera Mae Niblett Roberts, 76, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. The Rev. Matt Edwards will officiate. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Roberts died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 15, 1930, in Wise County, she was a retired sales clerk for Green’s Department Store and a member of the First Baptist Church in Paradise.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gene Niblett; her second husband, Harold Roberts; her brother, Ray Billington; and her sister, Faye Kinsey.
She is survived by a son, Michael Niblett of Bridgeport; a daughter, Judy Singleton and husband, Randy, of Bridgeport; a granddaughter, Ashley Keen; a brother, Wayne Billington and wife, Billie, of Bridgeport; and a sister, Lorene Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Roberts, Don Niblett, Wayne Niblett, Don Wilson, Randall Holley and Bill Freeman.
Published Sunday, March 26, 2006

Robinson, George
1969-2006
Service for George Robinson, 36, of Sunset was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Mark Autry was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Robinson died Thursday, June 29, 2006, near Springtown.
Born Sept. 8, 1969, in Midland, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a tank truck driver for Coffman Tank Trucks. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Sunset.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Beau Robinson.
He is survived by two daughters, Caitlin and Aimee Robinson of Chico; his parents, Cathy and Melvin Robinson of Chico; a brother, James and wife, Carla, of Chico; a niece, Misty Robinson; a nephew, Matthew Robinson; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were Casey Hamner, Rob Zook, Steven Rumbaugh, Jeremy Messer and Vaughn Strickland.
Published Sunday, July 2, 2006

Roe, Imagene
1926-2006

Funeral for Imagene Garrison Roe, 80, of Bridgeport was to be Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial was to be at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Michael Wilther was to officiate, assisted by Bill Garrison.
She died Monday, June 19, 2006, in Paradise.
Born April 3, 1926, in Vernon, she was a nurse for more than 30 years. She was also a member of the Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherri Strickland and husband, Don, of Paradise; sons, Henry Roe and wife, Karen, of Valley Mills and Jimmy Roe and wife, Carol Ann, of Boonsville; brothers, Bill Garrison of Florida and Elzy Garrison of Wichita Falls; sisters, Lorene Frazier of Hurst, Mary Belle Dudley of Wichita, Kan., and Elsie Borders of Bridgeport; nine grandchildren, Melody, Heath, Courtney, Felisha, Chelsea, David Wayne, Brandi, Amanda and Cody; and five great-grandchildren, Calder, Haley Nicole, Brittany, Briana and Brooke.
Pallbearers were to be Heath Roe, Donny Strickland, Clayton Armstrong, Weldon Garrison, Barry Lightfoot and Marshal Pittman.
Published Thursday, June 22, 2006

Romines, Nancy
Service for Nancy Romines of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Rev. Ernie Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Romines died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, in Decatur.
Born in Bridgeport to the late William and Buelah Odell, she was a homemaker and a member of the Red Hat Society. She married D.L. Romines on Jan. 9, 1953, in Gainesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Pee Wee Odell; and a sister, Dovie Rowden.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Bart Romines of Calera, Okla.; two grandchildren, Brooke and Cody Romines; a brother, Alvin Odell and Jack Leon Odell; and four sisters, Lois Knox, Emy Gaskill, JoAnn Goodrue and Rosie Loper.
Pallbearers are Jesse Loper, Jeremy Teter, Ricky Odell, Paul Watson, Mark Clark, Mike Knox and Rocky Loper.
Published Thursday, February 2, 2006

Roop, Lona Faye Feemster
1933-2006
Funeral for Lona Faye Feemster Roop, 72, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Coker Funeral Chapel. Van Gardner was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Roop died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, in Decatur.
Born March 18, 1933, in Baylor County, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Frank Roop of Decatur and Troy Roop of Henrietta; a sister, Mattie Jo Jones of Springtown; and six grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 19, 2006

Roper, Marshall Everett
1938-2006
Graveside service for Marshall Everett Roper, 67 of Rhome was Jan. 19 at Aurora Cemetery. Bruce Barber and Lee Roy Jackson officiated.
Roper died Jan. 15, 2006, in Chico.
Born Dec. 6, 1938, in Rhome to Ester Roper, Marshall Roper was a carpenter.
He is survived by his mother; a daughter, Mindy Christine Roper of Carrollton; and a sister, Adeline Wayland of Blairsville, Ga.
Pallbearers were Travis Sakellaridis, Kenny Wayland, Alex Sakellaridis, Blake Sandford, Dylan Sandford, and Johnny Wallace.
The family requests memorials be made to the funeral home or to the family to help pay for his funeral.
Published Sunday, January 22, 2006

Rose, Dominick
1919-2006
A memorial service for Dominick Rose, 86, of Rhome will be at a later date.
He died Monday, March 20, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 3, 1919, in Calabria, Italy, to Guytano and Vircenzina Rose he was an accountant. He married Belle Valenti March 7, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was an Army Air Corps veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by two daughters, Virginia Rose of Rhome and Lorraine Rose of Florida; a son, Jim Rose of Florida; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ross, John Warren
1920-2006
Service for John Warren Ross, 85, of Alvord was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to follow in Alvord Cemetery. Gerre Joiner was to officiate.
Ross died Sunday, June 18, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Decatur, he was a metal bonder and served in the United States Army for six years.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Ross, of Alvord; two sons, Donald Ross of Alvord and Allan Ross of Fort Worth; a sister, Ruby Rice of Shawnee, Okla.; and five grandchildren.
Published Sunday, June 25, 2006

Rowe, Florene
1921-2006

Funeral for Florene Rowe, 84, of Decatur was April 4 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Fredric L. Utz officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Rowe died Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 15, 1921, in Wise County to Clifton Wesley and Maude (Boydston) Cook, she retired from the accounting department of Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She was a member of the Decatur chapter of Eastern Star and the Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred George.
She is survived by her husband, Guy Warren Rowe of Decatur; a son, Paul Clay of Lancaster, Calif., and a daughter, Nona Taylor of Denison.
Published Thursday, April 6, 2006

Rubottom, Jack Noel
1969-2006

Funeral for Jack Noel Rubottom, 36, of Wylie was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Sachse. Burial was to follow at 2 p.m. at Allison Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Rubottom died March 11, 2006, in Dallas.
Born April 14, 1969, Rubottom graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1987 and went on to earn two college degrees in arts and science.
He is survived by his wife, Annette Rubottom; daughter, Jacqueline; and stepson, Andrew Griffin, all of Wylie; his mother, Dorothy Allison, of Simms; his father, Jack Rubottom Sr., of Phoenix; two sisters, Debra Muhle of Oklahoma City; and Tennille Green of Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, March 19, 2006

Salazar, Manuel
1941-2006

Funeral mass for Manuel Salazar, 64, of Fort Worth was to be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Sogan George was to officiate. Burial was to be at Panteon Municipal San Juan De Mata in Mexico.
Salazar died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 1, 1941, in Allende Coahuila, Mexico, he was a mechanic and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and Curcillos de Colores.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Elena Salazar.
He is survived by his children, Juan Manuel Salazar and wife, Marsa Antonia, of Bridgeport, Francisco Salazar and wife, Blanca Nely, of Bridgeport, Rosa Hernandez and husband, Hector, of Allende, Silvia DeLuna and husband, Juan Antonio, of Allende, Silverio Salazar and wife, Aurora, of Bridgeport, Amalia Sergovia and husband, Manuel, of Allende, Arturo Salazar and wife, Catalina, of Bridgeport, and Rita Munoz and husband, Jesus, of Bridgeport; 30 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sands, Margaret Nell
1919-2006

Memorial service for Margaret Nell Sands, 87, of Alvord was Aug. 1 at the First United Methodist Church in Alvord. Carroll Caddell officiated. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
Sands died Friday, July 28, 2006, in Decatur.
Born March 3, 1919, in Alvord to Hal M. and Nell (Dillingham) Sands, she was a secretary for federal probation and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alvord.
She is survived by two nieces, Lisa Wolf and Susan Sands, both of Fort Worth; and two nephews, Hal Sands of Mississippi and David Sands of Fort Worth.
Published Thursday, August 3, 2006

Saunders, Mildred Mae Keen
1915-2006

Funeral 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 April 16, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 29, 1915, in Crafton to Benjamin Tuckie Keen and Addie Harman, she was a homemaker. She married Olive “Marlow” Sanders on July 1, 1937, in Bowie. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
She is 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 Thursday, April 27, 2006

Scarborough, Henry Samuel ‘Sam’
1929-2006

Funeral for Henry Samuel “Sam” Scarborough, 77, of Sunset was to be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Truth Tabernacle in Bowie. The Revs. Charles Scarborough, Barney Walker and Matthew Taylor were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Scarborough died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in Dallas.
Born Feb. 11, 1929, in Fannin County, he was a cabinet maker. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Truth Tabernacle in Bowie, the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Association of Retired Persons.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Shaw, a daughter, Debbie Shaw, two sisters, Maudie Driskell and Oleta Armstrong, and two brothers, Delmo and Ernest Scarborough.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Pearl Scarborough; two sons, Karl Troutt of Decatur and Glendan Roberts of Niles, Mich.; five daughters, Patricia Alderman of Huntington, Beverly “Becky” Cook of Sunset, Lela Taylor of Jermyn, Judith Turner of Canton, and Ann Kropp of Las Vegas, Nev.; 32 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Scarborough of Paris; and five sisters, Charles Scarborough of Paris, Nellie Walls of Dublin, Elaine Walker of Palestine, Levette Moody of Celesta, Loann Lindsey of Greenville and Mozelle Pugh of Quitman.
Memorials may be made to Legend Bank in Alvord for the Scarborough Cook Family.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2006

Scott, Geneva ‘Gene’
1924-2006
Service for Geneva "Gene" Scott, 81, of Rhome was Thursday at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Entombment was in Greenwood Mausoleum.
Scott died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Bedford.
Born Nov. 7, 1924, in Batesville, Scott retired from General Dynamics in 1986.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dean Scott; two sons, Lanny C. Dickenson and wife Sandra and Kenneth Dickenson and wife Sue; a daughter, Cynthia Misner and husband Steve; a sister, June Cawell; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 22, 2006

Scroggins, E.G.
1929-2006

Funeral for E.G. Scroggins, 77, of Bridgeport was Aug. 17 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Roger Rhodes, Randy, Rick and Mike Scroggins officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Scroggins died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 8, 1929, in Davidson, Okla., he retired from Mitchell Energy as a plant manager after 30 years. He graduated from Hollister, Okla., High School in 1947. He married Beryl Stribling on April 20, 1949, in Elmore, Okla. Scroggins was a member of Cates Street Church of Christ and had been a resident of Bridgeport for 51 years.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Randy Scroggins and wife, Jackie, of Westlake, Rick Scroggins and wife, Debbie, of Albuquerque and Mike Scroggins and wife, Marsha, of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren, Kyle, Brittany, Courtney, John, Caitlin, Cameron, Christopher, Carrissa, Colin, Ian, Ethan, Sunni, Nick, Lauren, Christin and Michael Jr.; four great-grandchildren, John V., Joe, Jacob and Kyndall; two sisters, Georgia Wright and husband, Eldon, and Jimmie Huddle; three sisters-in-law, Irene Scroggins, Carolyn Turner and husband, Gene, and Joyce Stills and husband, Doug; a brother-in-law, Gene Nunely; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were his grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Cates Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 605, Bridgeport, Texas 76426 or Compass Hospice, P.O. Box 1147, Decatur, Texas 76234.
Published Sunday, August 20, 2006

Seagraves, Okla Linehan
1918-2006

Funeral for Okla Linehan Seagraves, 87, of Bridgeport was Monday, Feb. 20, at Balsora Baptist Church in Balsora. The Revs. Duane Perkinson and Matthew Norton officiated. Burial was at Willow Point Cemetery in Balsora.
Seagraves died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 31, 1918, in Parker County, she was a housewife. She married Ancil L. Seagraves Feb. 16, 1936, in Willow Point. Seagraves was a member of the Balsora Baptist Church, a longtime GA teacher and Sunday school teacher, a member of the Women’s Missionary Union, former executive director of Camp Copass in Denton and a lifetime member of the Bridgeport Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Calmes and husband, William, of Aubrey; two sons, Donnie Seagraves of Humble and Paul Seagraves and wife, Rosita, of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren, Mitchell, Gary, Chris, Michael, Teresa, Paul II and Rasena; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Freeda Duffle of Silsbee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gary Calmes, Christopher Seagraves, Michel Seagraves, Paul Seagraves II, Wayne Stone and Bobby Stone. Honorary pallbearers were deacons at Balsora Baptist Church.
Published Thursday, February 23, 2006

Self, Eual Dean
1929-2006
Graveside service for Eual Dean Self, 77, of Decatur was Sept. 11 in Greenwood. Ben Gerald officiated.
Self died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 2, 1929, in Cushing to J.T. and Louise (Smithart) Self, he was a foreman. He married Mary Joyce Rhine on June 17, 1950, in Texarkana.
He is survived by two daughters, Lori Gardner of North Richland Hills and Karen Self of Decatur; two sons, Clay Self of Aledo and Eric Self of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 14, 2006

Selman, Ernest Eugene ‘Gene’
1936-2006
Funeral for Ernest Eugene “Gene” Selman, 70, of Decatur was Saturday, Oct. 7, at Leatherwood Memorial Chapel in Brady. The Rev. Sheldon Jonson officiated. Burial followed at Fife Cemetery in Fife.
Selman died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born March 1, 1936, in Brady to James Hillyard and Emma (Alley) Selman, he was a mechanic supervisor for Hanover Gas Compressions, working for the company since 1978. He enjoyed antique cars and spending time with his family. He was a Methodist. He was a member of the Flagstaff Masonic Lodge No. 7, a 32-Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lois Selman and Christine Thomas, and brothers, Marvin, James, Ray, Jack and Otis.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Selman of Decatur; a son, Russell Selman of Kingsland; two daughters, Traci Fulton of Odessa and Lisa Selman-Holman and her husband, Scott, of Denton; two brothers, Elvis Selman and his wife, Ann, of Woodlands and Earl Selman and wife, Barbara, of Spring; a sister, Lila Kirklin of Abilene; eight grandchildren, Shelly Norris, Justin and Eric Selman, Deidra Stottlemyre, Sasha Curry, and Jackson, Joshuah and Joseph Holman; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Richard Roper Sr., Bobby Kirklin, Scott Holman, David and Sean Selman and Byron Lax. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Gardner, Paul Glenn Boldt, Pat Griffin and members of the Flagstaff Masonic Lodge No. 7.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Published Thursday, October 12, 2006

Senters, Lorene E.
1912-2006

Funeral for Lorene E. Senters, 93, of Bridgeport was Friday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Chico with burial at Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Demmitt officiated.
Senters died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 29, 1912, in Bridgeport to Marion R. and Fannie Jenkins Green, she was an antique dealer and rancher who was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. She married Forrest E. Senters on Sept. 13, 1943, in Palo Pinto.
She was preceded in death by her husband; five brothers J.D., Marion “Shorty,” Cecil “Pee Wee,” Robert “Bo,” and Jimmy Green; and a sister, Sue Lewis.
She is survived by a son, Bob Edd Senters of Bridgeport; three sisters-in-law, Lorene Green, Bonnie Green and Addie Ruth Steele; 15 nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Pallbearers were Jim Green, Eddie Green, Joe Lewis, Clayton Green, Charlie Green, Bob Green and Steve Green. Honorary pallbearers were Sipriana Ibarra and Charlie Hall.
Published Sunday, July 2, 2006

Setters, Charles William ‘Bill’
1950-2006

Service for Charles William “Bill” Setters, 55, of Paradise was Feb. 28 at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Mike Miller officiated.
Setters died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in Paradise.
Born July 9, 1950, in Perryton, Setters was a crane technician and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
Survivors include his wife, Sandi, of Paradise; his son, Mark Setters and wife, Jill, of Grants Pass, Ore.; two stepsons, Sean Foster and Jeremy Foster, and a stepdaughter, Bobbi Foster, all of Salem, Ore.; four brothers, Jerry Turley, David Rodriguez, Danny Rodriguez, and Donny Rodriguez; five sisters, Sue Jones and husband, Bill, Char Setters, Sharon Hartman, JoAn Petrey and Patty Stegman; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, March 2, 2006

Sheppard, Wallace
1929-2006
Graveside service for Wallace Sheppard, 77, of Fort Worth was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Perrin Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Craig Erb was to officiate.
Sheppard died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born March 8, 1929, in Hale Center to Curtis C. and Bessie Sims Sheppard, he was a retired businessman and a U.S. Marine who served during World War II. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Veterans Association. He married Jacqueline Chandler on Sept. 8, 1950, in Denton.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Danea Anderson of Hillsboro, Teresa Johnson and her husband, Randy, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Rebecca Boyd of Fort Worth; two sons, Wallace D. “Buck” Sheppard Jr. of Fort Worth and Brian Sheppard of Denton; grandchildren, Lee, Eric, Christie, B.J., Django and Tell; great-grandchildren, Michael and Reagan; and two sisters, Helen Buckner of Bridgeport and Cletabell Irwin.
Published Sunday, October 22, 2006

Shields, Elizabeth Charlene ‘Betsy’
1946-2006
Funeral for Elizabeth Charlene (Betsy) Shields, 60, of Paradise was Nov. 28 in Allen. Burial followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.
Shields died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, in Waco.
Born Aug. 2, 1946, in Amarillo, to Charles Edwin and Opal M. (Ford) Shields, she was a member of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by her brother, Jerry E. Shields and wife, Shirley, of Paradise; a nephew, Steve Shields of Keller; a niece, Laura Smith of Saginaw; two uncles, Tommy Shields and his wife, Betty, and Lee Shields, all of McKinney; and an aunt, Marie Magers and husband, Raymond, of Van.
Published Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sides, Lawana June
1927-2006
Funeral for Lawana June Sides, 78, of Chico was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Wood was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Sides died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Minden, W.Va., to Dewey and Olive Lewis Prater, she was a homemaker. She married Melvin E. Sides on Dec. 7, 1946, in Oak Hill, W.Va. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Collea and Colletta Prater.
She is survived by a daughter, Colleen Self and husband, Buel, of Chico; three sons, Dale Sides and wife, Cathy, of Avery; Ralph Sides and wife, Priscilla, of Granbury and Jackie Sides and wife, Cathy, of Chico; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Michael Eudy, Bryant Eudy, Ralph Sides II, Matt Sides, Dusty Sides and Toby Sides.
Published Thursday, February 9, 2006

Simmons, Zelma Mae
1919-2006

Funeral for Zelma Mae Simmons, 87, of Arlington and formerly of Boyd, was Friday at Christian-Hawkins funeral home in Boyd. The Rev. Bob Turk officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Simmons died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born April 15, 1919, in Newport to Roy and Ethel Howard, she married Pete W. Simmons on Jan. 19, 1938, in Henrietta. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Max and Danny Simmons; two brothers, Doyle and Cecil Howard; and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Clement.
She is survived by sons, Joe Simmons and wife, Janis, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Michael Simmons and wife, Kathy, of Levelland, and Monty Simmons of Burleson; daughters, Nina Spann of Arlington and Karen Larsen and husband, Chris, of Morgantown, Ky.; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe, Michael, Monty, Max and Adrian Simmons and Richard Beauchamp.
Memorials may be made to Universal Health Service Hospice or the American Diabetes Association.
Published Sunday, October 8, 2006

Simpson, Frances Merle
1923-2006
Graveside service for Frances Merle Simpson, 83, of Decatur was April 29 at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Ken May officiated.
Simpson died Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born January 27, 1923, in Denver, Texas (Montague County) to William Henry Watts and Queen Electa Thompson Watts, she was formerly employed by Lorch of Westway Industry of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ancel Simpson, and two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by a son, Dan Harvey and wife, Glenda, of Decatur; a daughter, Rhonda Small and husband, Wes, of Decatur; four grandchildren, Chad Harvey and wife, Amanda, of Decatur, Lori Harvey of Odessa, Stephanie Small of San Antonio and Andrew Small of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Lyndon Harvey, Reagan Harvey and Alyson Harvey.
Published Thursday, May 4, 2006

Sims, Beverly D.
1939-2006

Funeral for Beverly D. Sims, 66, of Chico was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Crafton Baptist Church. The Rev. Tom Merritt was to officiate. Burial was to be at Chico Cemetery.
Sims died Saturday, June 3, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 23, 1939, in Dallas, she was retired from Southwestern Bell Network Engineering Provisions. She was an avid member of the Chico Athletic Booster Club, a past president of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, a member of Crafton Baptist Church and the Sand Flat Art Guild. She served on the Board of Directors of Chico Public Library and was a former member of the Chico Park Board.
She married Butch Sims on June 30, 1981, in Roswell, N.M. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey Eisenhower.
She is survived by her husband, Butch Sims of Chico; a daughter, Sandra Peek and husband Kenneth of Annona; two sons, Richard Meeks and wife Sandra of Ladonia and Joe “Slim” Pickens of Decatur; and four grandchildren, Brandi, Kelly, Brian and Crystal.
Pallbearers were Bobby Eisenhower, Shane Hedrick, Karen Hathaway, Kevin Lemond, Zack Terrell, Greg Grimes, Terry Hand and Larry Gardner.
Published Thursday, June 8, 2006

Sims, Robert E. ‘Bob’
1932-2006

Memorial service for Robert E. “Bob” Sims, 73, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Fellowship Cowboy Church in Joshua.
Sims died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Lewisville.
Born Nov. 16, 1932, in San Diego, Calif., to Earl and Roberta Sims, he was a member of Fellowship Cowboy Church in Joshua.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Brown Sims; a son, Rick Sims of Tampa, Fla.; four daughters, Shannon Sims of Arlington, Lyn Rodgers of Pilot Point, Jill Bridges of Flower Mound and Janet Easley of Buena Vista, Ark.; a sister, Donna McCoy of Portland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2006

Slayton, Melton ‘Bud’
1923-2006
Graveside service for Melton “Bud” Slayton, 83, of Chico was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Grapevine Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions was to officiate.
Slayton died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born July 30, 1923, in Dallas to Leroy and Willie (Brewer) Slayton, he was a retired carpenter and a member of the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the carpenter’s union. He married Vivian Woods on June 2, 1945, in Los Angeles, Calif.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Theodore Slayton.
He is survived by his wife of Chico; two sons, Steven Dell Slayton and his wife, Karen, of Bedford and Ivan Monroe Slayton and his wife, Kelly, of Colleyville; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Bolin and her husband, Arnold, of Rhome and Cathy Lou Dillard and her husband, Clay, of Alabama; seven grandsons, Jason, Richard, Robert, Shawn, Tanner, Josh and Jason; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, October 22, 2006

Slayton, Oneita Haire
1921-2006

Service for Oneita Haire Slayton, 84, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Family Cathedral of Praise in Mesquite. Her grandson Brent Johnson was to officiate. Burial was to be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Forney.
Howard died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 13, 1921, in Arp, Slayton was a retired administrative assistant for the federal government and a lifelong Baptist. She married Gene Slayton on Aug. 20, 1955.
Survivors are her husband; three sons, Allen Johnson and wife, Linda, of Mesquite, Roger Johnson of Rockwall, and Monty Slayton and wife, Pat, of Bridgeport; two sisters, Minnie Herrington, and Jeanne Helm and husband, J.L., of Tyler; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Slimp, Wayne L.
1930-2006
Funeral for Wayne L. Slimp, 75, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Aurora Baptist Church. The Revs. Doyle R. Slimp and Raymond Henson will officiate. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Slimp died Monday, March 27, 2006, in Decatur.
Born April 30, 1930, in Rhome, Slimp was a retired aircraft assembler for Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Aurora Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son, Carl W. Slimp of Decatur; a daughter, Diane Slimp Goodwin of Glen Rose; two brothers, the Rev. Doyle R. Slimp of Decatur and Clyde A. Slimp of Decatur; a sister, Elaine Slimp Andress of Lipan; and three grandchildren, Chris and Kevin McKee and Shanna Goodwin, all of Glen Rose.
Pallbearers were Charles Ray Smith, Ronnie Smith, Bobby Davis, Sean Andress, Matt Naugle, Brian Hunt and Jesse Bulpitt.
Published Thursday, March 30, 2006

Sloas, Justin Jerome
1989-2006

Funeral for Justin Jerome Sloas, 17, of Newark was Friday, Oct. 20, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Dan Williams officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Sloas died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in New Fairview.
Born March 18, 1989, in Azle to Danny Keith Sloas and Christine Ranay Gray, he was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Newark.
He is survived by his parents, Danny Sloas of Newark and Christine Sloas of Justin; a brother, Jason Sloas of Justin; grandparents, Billy and Dorothy Gray of Newark and Mary and Grady Stone of Saginaw; and a great-grandmother, Hazel Sloas of Newark.
Published Sunday, October 22, 2006

Smith, Allen L.
1928-2006
Graveside service for Allen L. Smith, 77, of Chico was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Thomas Cemetery. The Revs. Gayle Baucom and Bill Cleveland were to officiate.
Smith died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 4, 1928, in Tulsa, Okla., he was a truck driver for Transport for more than 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sunset.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Billie R. Smith, and two brothers, Neal and Ralph Smith.
He is survived by two sons, Claude Smith of Duncan, Okla., and Bill Smith and wife, Linda, of Runaway Bay; two daughters, Nola Smith Fraley and husband, Mike, of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Debbie O’Bryant of Chico; a brother, Wiley Smith; three sisters, Maxine McKenzie, Pat Wallace and Claudia Leonard; three grandchildren, Richard O’Bryant Jr., Dustin Fraley and Ashley Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to T.K. Ranch.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Smith, B.D.
1919-2006

Memorial for B.D. Smith, 87, of Fort Worth was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Smith died Monday, May 8, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 27, 1919, to Bertrand Dailey and Ella Ford Smith in Decatur, he was retired from General Dynamics after 26 years of service. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Smith, in 1984.
He is survived by two sons, Bryan Dailey Smith and George Fielding Smith, both of Fort Worth; three daughters, Trudy Hovenkamp Bryant of Fort Worth, Karla Jean Dingman of Stephenville and Stacey Leigh McIntosh of Keller; two sisters, Laverne Kennedy of Rotan and Ella Mae Cagle of Decatur; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, May 11, 2006

Smith, Billie
1932-2006
Graveside service for Billie Smith, 73, of Chico was Jan. 16. The Rev. Gayle Baucom and the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Smith died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 13, 1932, in Palestine, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Chico. She married Allen L. Smith on May 7, 1949, in Pecos.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Claude Smith of Duncan, Okla., and Bill Smith and wife, Linda, of Runaway Bay; two daughters, Nola Smith Fraley and husband, Mike, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Debbie O’Bryant of Chico; three grandchildren, Richard O’Bryant Jr., Dustin Fraley, and Ashley Smith; numerous nieces, nephews.
Published Thursday, January 26, 2006

Smith, Darla Lynelle
1971-2006
Family visitation for Darla Lynelle Smith, 35, of Euless will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. She will be cremated.
Smith died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, in Euless.
Born July 16, 1971, in Denton, she was a long-haul truck driver for CFI Trucking Firm Inc. of Joplin, Mo.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David Lynn Smith.
She is survived by her mother, Jeanne Hollywood and her husband, Thomas, of Euless; her father, M.L. Smith and his wife, Francoise, of Lancaster; a brother, Edward Lee Smith and his wife, Audra, of Forney; two step-sisters, Kathleen Hollywood of Spring and Patricia Yoakum of Lancaster; and two nephews.
Published Sunday, October 29, 2006

Smith, Elizabeth ‘Betty’
1930-2006
Memorial service for Elizabeth “Betty” Smith, 76, of Decatur was to be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Decatur Senior Center.
Smith died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 23, 1930, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Edward and Lillian Gratto, she was a homemaker. She married Robert Maxwell Smith on June 3, 1960, in El Monte, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Nancy Gragg and Marcia Hamilton; a son, Wayne Morris; and three grandsons, Bobby Williams, Robbie Gragg and Jason Cofield.
She is survived by a son, David Johnson and wife, Grace, of Haltom City; three daughters, LaDonna McDaniel and husband, Wally, and Laurie Johnson, all of Decatur, and LaVan Smith of Azle; a son-in-law, Donald Hamilton of Fort Worth; a brother, the Rev. James Cole and wife, Betty, of Roscoe, Ill.; two sisters, Marcia Hakes and husband, Charlie, of Bowie and Edna Smith of Hornell, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren, Andrew Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Joshua Cofield, Jeron Smith and wife, Cristi, Nancy Huff and husband, Robert, Kristina Hamilton, Angela Naron, “Baby Jimmy” McDaniel and wife, Rebecca, Michael McDaniel and wife, Victoria, Christopher McDaniel and wife, Jennifer, Laura Jackson and husband, Tommy, Scott McDaniel, Michelle Ramsey and husband, Richey, Timothy Morris and wife, Sherrie, and Sunshine Morris; and 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Published Thursday, September 28, 2006

Smith, James Preston
1951-2006
Graveside service for James Preston Smith, 54, of Boyd was April 28 at Sweetwater. Gerre Joiner officiated.
Smith died Tuesday April 25, 2006, in Boyd.
Born Nov. 17, 1951, in Decatur, he was a rancher.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Smith.
He is survived by his parents, Norman and Joyce Cox of Boyd; a son, Joseph Ray Smith of Sanger; a daughter, Carrie Ann Lavon of Sanger; and nine grandchildren.
Published Sunday, April 30, 2006

Smith, Jolene ‘Jo Jo’ McMaster
1938-2006

Funeral for Jolene “Jo Jo” McMaster Smith, 68, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Donald McMaster will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at the funeral home.
Smith died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 18, 1938, in Pettit, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Smith, and a daughter, Rene McMaster Phillips.
She is survived by her father, Willis Martin Harris; her mother, Florence Elnora Lambert; six sons, Rick, Mickey, Steve and Donald McMaster, all of Decatur, and Tim and Mark Smith, both of Pennsylvania; a sister, Marlene Henricks of Lubbock; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chris, Ty, Jake, Rusty, Lance and Colton McMaster, Matt Lavender and Mack Sanders.
The family requests memorials be made to Compass Hospice.
Published Thursday, April 13, 2006

Sparks, Minnie
1922-2006

Graveside service for Minnie Sparks, 83, of Grandview was Jan. 16 at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Jerrel Martinez officiated.
Sparks died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Grandview.
Born Nov. 6, 1922, in Decatur, Sparks, a homemaker, was a member of the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church and was active in the WMC of the Assemblies of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Sparks; her brother, Henry Cook; and sisters, Ople Cox, Viva Avila, Estelene Evans, and Marie Hall.
She is survived by her son, Ronnie L. Sparks and wife, Wanda, of Burleson; a granddaughter, Stephanie Villa and her husband, Dennis of Saginaw; a grandson, Aaron Sparks of Fort Worth; a great-granddaughter Irina Villa of Saginaw; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2006

Spiering, Debroah Earp
1963-2006
Funeral for Debroah Earp Spiering, 43, of Wichita, Kan., was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Oakland Cemetery in Weatherford.
Spiering died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Wichita, Kan.
She was born April 21, 1963, in Azle to Worthy Earp and Cynthia Powell Newby.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by brothers, Jason Earp and his wife, Sherri, of Chico and Jarrod Earp; her mother, Cynthia Newby; sons, Bryan Newby and his wife, Amanda, and Terry Newby; and a grandson, Destin Newby.
Published Sunday, October 8, 2006

Staderman, Lela Mae Kincaid
1920-2006
Graveside service for Lela Mae Kincaid Staderman, 86, of Sugarland, formerly of Decatur, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Staderman died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, in Sugarland.
Born Jan. 6, 1920, in Decatur, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Paul Staderman.
She is survived by by a daughter, Barbara Cleary and husband, John, of Irvine, Calif.; and a sister, Boosh Brown and her husband, Jim, of Irving.
Published Sunday, August 20, 2006

Stanford, Patsy Elaine
1933-2006

Funeral for Patsy Elaine Stanford, 73, of Newark will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Don Shotwell officiating. Burial will follow at Dido Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home.
Stanford died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born April 6, 1933, in Erwin, Tenn., to C.R. and Grace Cox, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Clifford Stanford of Newark; two sons, Kirk Stanford and wife, Margaret, and Gary Stanford and wife, Becky, all of Fort Worth; a daughter, Wendy Stanford of Newark; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bob Cox of Marble Falls.
Published Thursday, December 28, 2006

Stockard, Karen Parker
1955-2006

Service for Karen Parker Stockard, 51, of Chico will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at The Shepherd’s House in Chico. The Rev. Kern Choate will officiate.
Stockard died Friday, May 12, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 9, 1955, to W.P. “Snooks” and Margaret Booher Parker, Stockard was a postal worker and a member of The Shepherd’s House in Chico. She married Wendell Stockard on June 28, 2003, in Crafton.
She is survived by her husband; two brothers, William Dwayne Parker and wife, JoAnn of Chico, and Kenneth Lee Parker of Bowie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, May 18, 2006

Stokes, Michael Anson
2006
A graveside service for Michael Anson Stokes of Bridgeport will be Monday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Mexican Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Hobbs will officiate.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Stokes died Thursday, July 6, 2006, in Decatur.
He was born Thursday, July 6, 2006, in Decatur to Tim and Stephanie Stokes of Bridgeport.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Lane.
He is survived by parents; two sisters, Haley and Rhylee Stokes; grandparents Harold and Sally Stokes and Raymond and Maria Marshall, all of Bridgeport; great-grandparents, Catherine Rought of Bloomfield, Mo., Julian and Delores Ramirez and Barbara Marshall, all of Bridgeport; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends.
Published Sunday, July 9, 2006

Stone, Dorothy C.
1922-2006
Funeral for Dorothy C. Stone, 83, of Decatur will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 8 at Coker Funeral Home. David Stone will officiate. Burial will follow at Bluebonnet Hills in Colleyville. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the funeral home.
Stone died Friday, May 5, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 30, 1922, in Wichita Falls, to George Burke Childress and Mary Helen Coffman, she was a licensed vocational nurse. She married Leonard David Stone March 1, 1941, in Wichita Falls.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by a daughter, Emma K. Molder of Decatur; two sons, David Stone of Houston and Tom Stone of Decatur; a sister, Maybelle Reeves of Denison; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, May 7, 2006

Stone, Mary Jane
1914-2006

Funeral for Mary Jane Stone, 91, of Decatur was to be Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial was to be at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Stone died Thursday, June 8, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 7, 1914, in Decatur to Stephen and Nora Brown, she was a seamstress and an artist who enjoyed oil painting.
She was preceded in death by her eight brothers and sisters and by her son, Timothy Stone, in 2003.
She is survived by four grandchildren, Tonya, Tammy and Philip Franklin and Nora Rebecca; daughter-in-law, Andrea Lael Stone; nephews, Bill Newby, Steve Downs, Billy Brown, Billy Garrison and Dee Blackerby; and a niece, Linda Stewart.
The family requests donations be made to Compass Hospice, 125 Country Road 3051, Decatur, Texas 76234.
Published Sunday, June 11, 2006

Stone, Wanda Mae
1913-2006
Funeral for Wanda May Stone, 93, of Decatur was Nov. 27 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ken May officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Stone died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, in Decatur.
Born June 2, 1913, in Cisco to Thomas Harrison and Lillian Williams Barnard, she was a homemaker. She married Marvin L. Stone on April 24, 1935. She was a graduate of Texas Tech University and was an artist and seamstress. She volunteered at the Decatur hospital and sewed blankets for children. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Raynette Wilson of Decatur and Carol McGee of Lewisville; a sister, Aleta Burris of Baytown; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, December 24, 2006

Stover, Jason Atwell
1978-2006

Memorial service for Jason Atwell Stover, 27, of Sanger was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Raymond Jones was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Stover died Saturday, July 15, 2006, in Dallas.
Born Aug. 20, 1978, in Shattuck, Okla., to L.J. Stover and Michelle Godwin, he was a machine operator at IPS. He married Melinda Kay Stutt Stover on Aug. 25, 1996, in Bonham.
He is survived by his wife; his parents of Paris; daughters, Katie Michelle Stover and Breanna Ashlynn Stover, both of Sanger; a son, Bryce Marlen Stover of Sanger; two brothers, Bobby Stover of Sanger and William Stover of Paris; and his grandmother, Lorene Garcia of Altus, Okla.
The family requests memorials be sent to the Stover Children’s Trust Fund in care of First Financial Bank, 1415 Farm Road 51 South, Decatur, Texas 76234.
Published Thursday, July 20, 2006

Strickland, Lavern
1916-2006

Funeral for Lavern Strickland, 89, of Boyd was Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Dallas. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Strickland died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, in Weatherford.
Born Dec. 23, 1916, in Eldorado to John Thomas and Sophronia Aylor, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Renee Starr and Faye Sims; sisters, Loretta, Elizabeth, Juanita and Martha; grandchildren, Ronald and Wesley Weeks, Lisa Hilley, and Jerry and Kevin Sims; and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, November 9, 2006

Stump, Mary Louise
1921-2006
Memorial service for Mary Louise Stump, 85, of Medina, N.Y., was Tuesday,
Sept. 12, in Medina. The Rev. James Maxwell officiated. Burial followed at
Mount Albion Cemetery.
Stump died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, in Medina.
Born April 4, 1921, in Clay County, W. Va., to Charles and Mary Showen, she
married Donald H. Stump and the couple moved to the Orleans County area. She
was employed with the former T.J. Lipton¹s of Albion until her retirement in
the 1980s. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, Larry and Donald G.
Stump, and five brothers.
She is survived by three children, Flora Lambert and husband, Joe Lambert,
of Decatur, Dorothy Casey and husband, Larry, of Medina and Howard Stump and
wife, Tracy, of Joliet, Ill.; a sister, Dorothy Haynes of Charleston, W.
Va.; seven grandchildren, Kristin Casey, Candace Pitts, Jason Taylor, Donald
and David Stump, and Michele and Michael Lutz; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Sunshine Fund at First United Methodist Church,
104 S. Miller St., Decatur, Texas 76234.
Published Thursday, September 21, 2006

Stupka, Ed
1918-2006
Funeral for Ed Stupka, 87, of Bridgeport was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Fort Bend, Iowa. Burial was to follow at Newark Township Cemetery in Vincent, Iowa.
Stupka died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 31, 1918, in Humboldt, Iowa, to Albert Martin and Helen Johnson Stupka he attended elementary school in Humboldt, high school in Renwick, Iowa, and the School of Commerce in Mason City, Iowa. Stupka married Ann Hofmann of Vincent, Iowa, June 11, 1943, at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Waukegan, Ill. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and earned the rank of Chief Yeoman. He worked in accounting and insurance. He belonged to the AmerUs Life Insurance Company for 40 years and was president from 1970 to 1971. He was also a past president of the Sertoma Club and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1856 for 37 years. He was a fourth degree knight of the Knights of Columbus. He also sold raffle tickets each autumn to benefit the Marion Horne Auxiliary.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers, George Stupka and Lawrence Stupka; a twin sister, Edna Vought; and a sister, Alice Fulks.
He is survived by two daughters, Patty Mitchell and husband, Carl, of Wake Forest, N.C., and Paulette Dodd and husband, Robert, of Decatur; five grandchildren, Karen Schneider and husband, Kevin, of Baton Rouge, La., Amy Williams and husband, Tim, of Midlothian, Va., Sara Ray and husand, Donnie, of Wake Forest, Mick Villers of Sanger, and Michelle Villers of North Richland Hills; five great-grandchildren, Nick and Andrew Williams of Midlothian, Va., Alan and Danny Schneider of Baton Rouge, and Matt Ray of Wake Forest; and a sister, Helen Stroud of Belmond, Iowa.
The family requests memorials be made to the Fort Dodge Catholic School System or to a charity of choice.
Published Sunday, January 8, 2006

Sudduth, Bethel
1917-2006
Graveside service for Bethel Sudduth, 88, of Decatur was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at Aurora Cemetery. Steve Weeks was to officiate.
Sudduth died Thursday, May 4, 2006, in Decatur.
Born June 3, 1917, in Kentucky, to William and Mary Barrett Stepp, she was a homemaker and a member of the Boyd Church of Christ. She married Jim Henre Sudduth June 30, 1951, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Artice Sudduth and wife, Diana, of Bedford and James Sudduth and wife, Peggy, of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Sharon Best and husband, Joe, of Decatur; and 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published Sunday, May 7, 2006

Swinney, Velma
1908-2006

Memorial service for Velma Swinney, 97, of Paradise was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Paradise Church of Christ. Sam Starr was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Swinney died Sunday, July 16, 2006, in Paradise.
Born Nov. 6, 1908, in Medina she was a retired cook for Wyatt’s Cafeteria and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, T.V. “Hardy” Swinney; her husband of 10 years, Weldon Swinney; and 11 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Pauline Williams of Paradise and Louise Goble and husband, Dick, of Colorado; a son, James Swinney and wife, Faye, of Granbury; nine grandchildren, Dale Tucker, Janice Sanders, Rod Goble, Cherry Watson, Karla Goble, Jimmy Swinney, Kenny Swinney, Karen Kelly and Teresa Swinney; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Joe, Cole, Blake, David and Michael Tucker and Rodney Cox. Honorary pallbearers were to be Dale Tucker, Earl Sanders, Rod Goble, Jimmy Swinney and Kenny Swinney.
Published Thursday, July 20, 2006

Tackett, Bonnie Jean
1938-2006

Funeral for Bonnie Jean Tackett, 68, of Weatherford was Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Ron Lyles officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.Tackett died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in Weatherford.Born June 7, 1938, in Alvord, she was a seamstress and a Pentecostal.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Chyrel Tackett, and a grandson, Christopher Wildermuth.She is survived by two daughters, Tresa Jean Rogers and Lisa Tackett, both of Weatherford; three sons, Robbie and James Tackett, both of Springtown, and Greg Tackett and his wife, Dottie, of Azle; her mother, Charlesy Caraway; a brother, Delton Caraway; three sisters, Melba Dart, Ginger Stone and Linda Hopkins; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and father of her children, Robert Tackett.Pallbearers were Robert Jackson, Stephen Wildermuth, Scott Powell, Shannon Nichols, and Rocky and Steve Tackett.
Published Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tackett, Chyrel
1961-2006

Graveside service for Chyrel Lynn Tackett, 44, of Fort Worth will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at Boyd Cemetery. Bo Black will officiate. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Tackett died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born April 7, 1961, in Lamesa, to Bonnie and Robert Tackett, she was a waitress and a member of the Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Misty Powell and husband, Scott, of Fort Worth; a granddaughter, Ariel Stack of Fort Worth; her mother of Weatherford; two brothers, James and Greg Tackett, both of Azle; three sisters, Tresa Rogers, Lisa Tackett and Robbie Tackett, all of Weatherford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Robert Jackson, Steven Wildermuth, Paris Melendez, Harold Bletsch, James Tackett and Josh Tackett.
Published Thursday, March 2, 2006

Talarsky, Linda Joy
1952-2006
No service is scheduled for Linda Joy Talarsky, 53, of Chico.
She died Friday, April 14, 2006, in Benbrook.
Born Sept. 21, 1952, in Worling, Wyo., to Wesley and Geneva Mills Gross, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a son, Randall Williford Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Williford and wife, Tiffaney, and Wesley Williford, all of Chico; her boyfriend, Roger Crain of Chico; six grandchildren, Nocona, Ryan, Jamie, Damon, Makaya and Harley; two sisters, Marqita Johnson and Debbie Dockery; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tarkington, Joshua Russel
1987-2006
Service for Joshua Russel Tarkington, 18, formerly of Newark was to be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Abram Street Church in Arlington. He died Monday, May 8, 2006.
Born Dec. 3, 1987, in Fort Worth to Joseph Robert Tarkington and Robin Lee Tarkington, he was a former student of Chisholm Trail Middle school who enjoyed music and skateboarding.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph Tarkington and wife, Angela, of Newark, and Robin Tarkington of Arlington; three brothers, Justin Tarkington of Arlington, Shaun Bhatty of Keller, and Trace Ingram of Hurst; four sisters, Brianna Tarkington of Farmer’s Branch, Ashley Bhatty of Newark, Hailee Ingram of Hurst and Hannah Tarkington of Arlington; grandparents, Bob and Tisha Tarkington of Little Rock, Ark., Shirley and Sanford Reich of Gibsonia, Pa., and Nancy Robinson of Arlington; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published Sunday, May 14, 2006

Tate, Fran
1931-2006
Funeral for Fran Tate, 75, of Alvord, was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at First Baptist Church of Alvord. She will be cremated.
Tate died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 30, 1931, she was a sales associate.
She is survived by her mother, Jo C. Disch of Alvord; two sons, Bobby Cox of Lewisville and Don Cox of Palestine; two daughters, Patti Cox of Garland and Melinda Evans of Plano; a sister, Rilda Graham of Little Elm; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Alvord building fund or to the American Heart Association.
Published Sunday, October 29, 2006

Taylor, Alma
1918-2006

Graveside service for Alma Taylor, 87, of Alvord was to be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Cleveland was to officiate.
Taylor died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Argyle, she married James A. Taylor on June 23, 1933, in Hereford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rebeccan Lodge No. 55, the Daughters of the American Republic and Quinlan Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Tommy Taylor; a daughter, Margaret L. Taylor; and two grandsons, James William Taylor and Kenneth Lynn Taylor.
She is survived by three sons, James D. Taylor and wife, Shirley, of Fort Worth, Ron Taylor of Alvord and John L. Taylor and wife, Denise, of Garland; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Ray Shipley, Randy McGavin, Shortie McGavin, Bill Loafman, Gary Loyd and Mike Watts.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Templeton, Helen Vaudean Thomas Gilliland
1911-2006

Funeral for Helen Vaudean Thomas Gilliland Templeton, 94, of Paradise will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. The Rev. Matt Edwards and Bob Cullen were to officiate. Burial will be at Paradise Cemetery.
Templeton died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 4, 1911, in Bridgeport to Sam and Birdie (Thompson) Thomas, she married Paul Gilliland in 1932 in Marrietta, Okla. In 1951, she married Aubin Templeton. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Paradise.
She was preceded in death by her first husband in 1944; her second husband in 1988; and nine siblings, Aaron Thomas, Alba Vickers, Homer Thomas, Cleo Roberts, Thalia Cullen, Sam Thomas Jr., Hayden Thomas, Doris June Flowers and LaMoyne Johnson.
She is survived by four daughters, Bertie Murphy of Paradise, Paula Thornhill and husband, Gene, of Coppell, Sarah Rich and husband, D.E., of Corinth and Jerry Foreman of Bridgeport; two sons, Joe Gilliland and wife, Jan, of Paradise, and Gaylord Gilliland and wife, Cathy, of Argyle; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Truett Thomas of Alvarado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ritchard Murphy, Paul Murphy, Randy Hubbard, Ron Hubbard, Rob Hubbard, Chris Gilliland, Wes Gilliland, Matt Gilliland, Todd Foreman and Brian Foreman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shiloh Shannon, Shea Martin, Chase Martin, Jory Murphy, Reese Murphy, Jarrett Hubbard, R.J. Hubbard, Ernie Cantrell, Tyler Cannon, Mason Cannon and Scott Taylor.
Published Sunday, July 16, 2006

Thomas, Ezekial
1985-2006
Graveside service for Ezekial Thomas, 21, of Rhome will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Keeter Cemetery. David Lindgens will officiate. Visitation will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur
Thomas died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 5, 1985, in Burleson to Gary Wayne Thomas and Stephanie Wright, he was a member of Keeter Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Wayne Thomas.
He is survived by his mother, Stephanie Green of Boyd; two sisters, Autum and Heather Thomas of Boyd; and a brother, Micah Thomas of Newark.
Published Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thomas, Frank Lewis
1958-2006

Memorial service for Frank Lewis Thomas, 48, of Bridgeport was Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Mike Miller officiated.
Thomas died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, in Decatur.
Born May 16, 1958, in Abilene to Fred and Mary Ellen Rider Thomas, he was a security officer. He married Risa Schedcik on Oct. 26, 1996, in Alvord. He was a Methodist.
He is survived by his wife of Bridgeport; and three brothers, Nicholas Rider Thomas of Bridgeport, Sean Thomas of Fort Worth and Fred Thomas of California.
Published Thursday, December 7, 2006

Thompson, Antonina
1926-2006
Funeral for Antonina Thompson, 79, of Bridgeport was Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gilbert Pansza officiated. Burial was in Thomas Cemetery.
Thompson died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 9, 1926, in Giedla Rowa, Poland, she was a homemaker and member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Verlon R. Thompson in 1985, and three brothers and sisters.
She is survived by five daughters, Erma Albert and husband Richard of South Dakota, Ruby Taylor and husband Jim of Bridgeport, Lou Marlin and husband Eddie of Saginaw, Annie Sparks and husband David of Chico and Theresa Poteet of Chico; five brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren, Heather, Dickie, Theresa, Billy, Dianna, Brian, Brent, Brandon and Heath; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Brian Morrow, Brent Morrow, Brandon Morrow, William Claunch, Heath Sparks and Richard Albert. Honorary pallbearer was Britton Morrow.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Tibbs, John William
1934-2006

Funeral for John William Tibbs, 72, of Runaway Bay was March 24 at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Craig Wills officiated. Burial followed at Eternal Oaks Cemetery.
Tibbs died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Dallas.
Born Jan. 2, 1934, in Fort Necessity, La., he was a radio officer for the Merchant Marines. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by three sons, John William Tibbs Jr. of Runwaway Bay, Christopher Barkley Tibbs and wife, Deanna, of Rockwall, and Kenneth Ray Tibbs of Russelville, Ark.; two daughters, Bonnie Cherico and husband, Forrest, of Austin, and Beverly Tibbs of Runaway Bay; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Steven Reschke, Harold Tibbs, Curtis Tibbs, Travis Tibbs, Trey Tibbs and Wesley Mitchell.
Published Sunday, March 26, 2006

Tidmore, Leon L.
1918-2006

Funeral for Leon L. Tidmore, 88, of Bridgeport was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gary Sessions was to officiate. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Tidmore died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 9, 1918, in Long, Okla., to Rufus and Emma Murphy Tidmore, he was a retired district manager for Lone Star Gas Co. and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in World War II. He married Billie Smith Feb. 12, 1994, in Bridgeport.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Wade Tidmore and wife, Linda, of Glen Rose, Dennis Tidmore and wife, Rhonda, of Graham and Gary Tidmore and wife, Kendra, of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three step-children, Brenda Terry and husband, Maurice, of Tyler, Glynn Thompson of Long Beach, Calif., and Kenneth Thompson of Eagle Mountain Lake.
Pallbearers were to be Dan Selz, Jimmy Meyers, Doug Bridwell, Rick Smith, Bob Carpenter and E.L. Smith.
Flag presentaion was to be conducted by the Wise County Veterans Group.
Published Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tiedeman, Bruce Norman
1946-2006
Funeral for Bruce Norman Tiedeman, 60, of Rhome was Monday, April 10 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Members of the Masonic Lodge officiated.
Tiedeman died Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Rhome.
Born March 11, 1946, in Red Bank, N.J., he was branch manager at ABM. He married Barbara Sluis April 10, 1997, in Hot Springs, Ark. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 447, Eastern Star in Decatur and past member of the Roanoke Masonic Lodge No. 668.
He is survived by his wife; his mother, Elizabeth, of Florida; three sons, Jason and Billy, both of Chicago, Ill., and Scott of Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Rebecca of Chicago; three brothers, Robert of Alexandria, Va., and Anthony and Raymond of Red Bank; and three grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Masonic Lodge No. 447 Scholarship Fund.
Published Thursday, April 13, 2006

Timmons, Dorothy
1943-2006
Memorial service for Dorothy Timmons, 62, of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Tulia. The Rev. Charles Davenport will officiate.
She died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Dallas.
Born Dec. 31, 1943, in Tulia to Van and Erlene Barbour. She graduated from Tulia High School in 1962 and from Draughn’s Business College of Amarillo in 1963. She married Patrick Walker Timmons on Dec. 13, 1963. She was named to Who’s Who of American Women in 1975 and 1976.
She was a city secretary in Tulia and Coppell and worked in economic development in Hidalgo County.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1968 and her father, Van Earl Barbour in 1987.
She is survived by her sons, Gregory Blake Timmons of Fort Worth, and Patrick Noble Timmons of Lockhart; her grandchildren, Patrick, Brittany, Christopher, Clyde, Quincy, and Mattea; her mother, Erlene Barbour of Tulia; her sisters, Jean Richards of Decatur, Jimmie Estes of Silverton and Kathy Lust of Lubbock; her brothers, Ed Barbour of Sunray and Steve Barbour of Haskell; a sister-in-law, Loretta Keisling of Dumas; and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to favorite charities.
Published Sunday, January 22, 2006

Tinney, Julia Louisa
1917-2006

Graveside service for Julia Louisa Tinney, 88, of Forestburg was to be Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Perryman Cemetery. Gerre Joiner was to officiate.
Tinney died Thursday, June 13, 2006, in Justin.
Born August 8, 1917, in Forestburg, to Arthur “Lee” and Lillie Addieville (Denham) Tinney, she was a retired administrative assistant. She worked for the Horace Ainsworth Company of Dallas where she was the office manager, treasurer and personal secretary to Horace Ainsworth. Prior to working at the Ainsworth Company, she was office secretary for D. Harold Byrd where she managed details of oil projects, commercial building and other investments. She was also on the area ration board during World War II and worked for the Wise Times newspaper in Decatur. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Democratic Party.
She was preceded in death by a brother, “Arthur” Tinney; and two sisters, Christine Willingham and Harriett Crenshaw.
She is survived by a brother, Clifford Tinney and wife, Margaret, of Irving; four sisters, Katherine Davenport of Grand Prairie, Addiele Jennings of Mesquite, Patricia Smith and Jackie Waggoner and husband, Guy, all of Boyd; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to the Wise County Unit of the American Cancer Society or Solaris Hospice in Decatur.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Titsworth, Wandalee Laux
1948-2006
Memorial service for Wandalee Laux Titsworth, 58, of La Union, N.M., will be Monday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Baca’s Chapel of Prayer in Las Cruces, N.M. Larry Leist will officiate. She was cremated and her remains will be inurned at a later date in Animas, N.M.
Titsworth died Friday, June 16, 2006, in Las Cruces.
Born May 13, 1948, in Douglas, Ariz., to Paul and Erma Croom Laux, she was a homemaker, a member of the New Mexico Horse Breeders Association and a member of Victory Family Church in Decatur. She was also the founder of Cow Camp Steakhouse in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Titsworth; a son, Paul Stegall and wife, Kasie, of Decatur; a stepson, Jimmy Titsworth and wife, Shelly, of Queen Creek, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Jamie Amborn and husband, Doug, of Queen Creek, and Jolynn Dobson of Eager, Ariz.; father, Paul Laux of McNeal, Ariz.; a brother, Gene Laux of Tucson, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana Ave., Las Cruces, N.M., 88005.
Published Sunday, June 25, 2006

Treat, Pauline ‘Polly’
1944-2006

Funeral for Pauline “Polly” Treat, 62, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. William White was to officiate. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Treat died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born April 30, 1944, in Chattanooga, Tenn., she was a homemaker who married Roger Lee Treat on Feb. 24, 1993, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband of Bridgeport; four daughters, Carrie Lee Bell and her husband, Gregg, of Paradise, Carol Heimlich and her husband, Darren, of Joshua, Brandi Michelle Campos of Lake Worth and Lisa Michelle Johnson of Hanover, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, Mollie, Kyla, Hannah, Courtney, Candace, Jon, Erik, Shyann, David Jr., Justin, A.J., Tyler and Cody; a great-granddaughter, Kyrsten; a brother, Kenneth Thomas of Kentucky; a sister, Sara Jane Cox of Harrison, Tenn.; her mother, Mattie Ruth Ivey of Rad Cliff, Ky.; and her mother-in-law, Regina Treat of Bridgeport.
Pallbearers were to be David Brown, Darren Heimlich, Greg Bell, Justin Campos, Jon Bond and David Tucker.
Published Thursday, October 26, 2006

Treat, Regina Lela
1921-2006

Funeral for Regina Lela Treat, 85, of Bridgeport will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Vienna, Ill. The Rev. Steve Heisner will officiate. Burial will follow at Cypress Masonic Cemetery in Cypress, Ill.Treat died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in Bridgeport.Born April 23, 1921, in Cypress to Charles and Ora Miller Littleton, she was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Treat, a daughter, JoAnn Lingle and three sons, Darrell Gene, Shelvia and Lowell Treat.She is survived by a son, Roger Treat of Bridgeport; two brothers, Charles Lowell Littleton of Cypress and Clayton Littleton of Winter Park, Fla.; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Published Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tryon, Joyce Gatrel
1942-2006

A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date for Joyce Gatrel Tryon, 63, of Boyd.
Tryon died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 14, 1942, in Washington, Mo., she was a homemaker. She married Jerry Tryon April 8, 2001, in Arlington.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Gary Gatrel of Boyd; and a daughter, Katherine Denise Tryon of Phoenix, Ariz.
Published Sunday, January 15, 2006

Turner, Opal Evelyn
1924-2006
Funeral for Opal Evelyn Turner, 81, of Saginaw was Dec. 22 at Aurora Baptist Church. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Turner died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, in Denton.
Born Dec. 26, 1924, in Aurora to Kemp Lowe and Corda Teal Slimp, she married Ray Turner in 1953 in Fort Worth. She graduated from Rhome High School and was a member of the Aurora Baptist Church. She retired from Harbison-Fischer Manufacturing Company in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her husband in March, 1971; a sister, Ollie Marie Slimp; and two brothers, K.L. Slimp Jr. and Bobby Slimp.
She is survived by two sisters, Shirley Rochford and husband, Larry, of Fort Worth, and Joan Buskirk and husband, Bill, of Midland; two brothers, Edwin Slimp and wife, Shirley, of Denton, and Alvin Slimp and wife, Barbara, of Cleburne; sister-in-law, Verda Slimp of Enid, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Letha Yvonne Cantu of Weatherford; a stepson, Johnny Ray Turner of Saginaw; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Danny Slimp, Brad Godwin, Mathew Slimp, Ricky Robinson, Ryan Norman and Justin Gibson. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Rochford, Bill Buskirk, Larry Elliston, Jody Hunter and Chris Godwin.
Published Sunday, December 24, 2006

Tyler, Loretta Montez Turnbow
1925-2006

Graveside service for Loretta Montez Turnbow Tyler, 81, of Boyd will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Rick Cooper will officiate. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd.
Tyler died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, in Azle.
Born March 7, 1925, in Bridgeport, she was a homemaker and a member of Grace Fellowship in Paradise.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Jane, and a grandson, Joshua Gilbert.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Leroy Thomas Tyler of Boyd; a son, Tommy Tyler and his wife, Clare, of Boyd; a daughter, Carla Lambert and her husband, David, of Boyd; five grandchildren, James Blackwood Jr., Christopher Blackwood, Traci Lambert, Carol Glisson and Jonathan Lambert; and seven great-grandchildren, Skyler, Corbin, Kylie, Cason, Kyle, Katlyn and Joshua.
Published Thursday, October 26, 2006

Upshaw, Nomer Preston
1920-2006
Service for Nomer Preston Upshaw, 85, of Springtown was Feb. 3 at White’s Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown. Burial was in Springtown Cemetery.
Upshaw died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 15, 1920, in Rotan to James and Velma Noles Upshaw, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Pete Upshaw.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nora; three children, Lindsey Upshaw and wife, Bobbie, of Cleburne, Brenda Thornton of Shreveport, La., and Mark Upshaw and wife, Martha, of Thackerville, Okla., nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Garland Upshaw and wife, Frances.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Vanderford, Charles H.
1927-2006

No services are scheduled for Charles H. Vanderford, 79, of Midland, who died Friday, July 21, 2006, in Runaway Bay.
Born June 28, 1927, in Slaton to Hubert and Eliza Barnard Vanderford, he was a retired oil and gas production clerk. He was a U.S. Marine and Air Force veteran and a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Liz Brewer and husband, Michael, of Paradise and Melissa Gustke and husband, Fred, of Runaway Bay; two brothers, Kenneth and Gene Vanderford; two sisters, Kathryn Sloan and Genette Lee; and two grandchildren, Morgan Brewer and Benjamin Gustke.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Vasquez, Joey
1987-2006

Funeral for Joey Vasquez, 19, of Paradise was Friday, Nov. 17, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Freddie Villa officiated. Burial followed at Wilson Prairie Cemetery.
Vasquez died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, in Chico.
Born March 31, 1987, in Arlington, he was a roustabout and a welding assistant.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carmen Sauceda; his grandfather, Jake Hayley; and his aunt, Virginia Sauceda Cordero.
He is survived by his fiancee, Kimberly Houghtaling of Bridgeport; his mother, Mary Vasquez, and her husband, James Hayley, of Paradise; his father, Xavier Vasquez of Arlington; three sisters, Marissa Garza and her husband, Hector, Krystal Astran and her husband, Marcelino, and Brianna Vasquez; a brother, Adrian Vasquez and his wife, Amy, of Bridgeport; his grandparents, Maria Medrano, Daniel Sauceda, Ramona Calderon, Guadalupe Vasquez, and Ann Hayley; his great-grandmothers, Trinidad Castillo and Maria Garza; two nieces, Alyssa Coronado and Izabell Astran; and a nephew, Elijah Vasquez.
Pallbearers were Adrian Vasquez, Hector Coronado, Marcelind Astran, Reyes Ortiz, Victor Cordero and Sammy Gonzalez. Honorary pallbearers were Tim James, Dan Farley, Sergio Barboza, Dustin Navarro, Phillip Rhodes and Daniel Sauceda.
Published Sunday, November 19, 2006

Veal, J.D.
1922-2006

A graveside service for J.D. Veal, 84, of Ponca City, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. James K. Hamric will officiate.
Veal died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006.
Born Feb. 12, 1922, in Vernon to James Lee and Mary Josephine Veal, he graduated from Decatur High School in 1939 and received a degree in milling technology from Kansas State College in 1949. He married Anna Virginia Crout on May 11, 1946, in Denton. He was mill superintendent at Hitch Feed Lot No. 1 in Hooker, Okla.
He was a member of Victory Memorial United Methodist Church of Guymon, Methodist Men, the NRA and the Wise County Historical Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising cattle. He was a veteran of World War II, serving three years in the U.S. Army. He was a staff sergeant in the 1819th Company, 52nd Air Service Group stationed in the CBI Theater.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Earl and Billy Jim, one infant sister, two half brothers, Warren Veal and Pete Stephens, and one grandson, James Edward Scovill.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anna Virginia; three children, Virginia Ann Veal of Ponca City, Dr. Dona Cathleen Scovill and her husband, Edward, of Ponca City and Linda Leigh Parham and her husband, Jim, of Perry; grandchildren, Jason Steen and Leighnann Grace Parham of Perry, Jennifer Cathleen and Russell Collier Scovill of Ponca City, Layne Marie Sargent and Jared of Fort Collins, Colo., and Alex Scovill of Edmond; and a sister, Jewel Gladys Bush of Denton.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial Hospital Texas County Hospice, Hospice of North Central Oklahoma 1904 N. Union, Suite 103 Ponca City, Okla. 74601, Victory Memorial United Methodist Church Children’s Ministries, or to a charity of choice.
Published Sunday, November 5, 2006

Vernon, William N., Jr.
1930-2006
Graveside service for William N. Vernon Jr., 76, of Fort Worth was Feb. 7 at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Craig Erb officiated.
Vernon died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 30, 1930, in Dell City, Okla., he was a retired auto mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth. He married Mildred Janet Davis, formerly of Chico, Sept. 14, 1974, in Dell City.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Robert Ogletree of Fort Worth; a daughter, Linda Young and husband, Billy, of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Doug and Misty; and three sisters, Bert Randall of Fort Smith, Ark., Glenna Hunt of Ada, Okla. and Maudie Jones of Oklahoma City.
Published Thursday, February 9, 2006

Vick, U.D., Jr.
1925-2006

Funeral for U.D. Vick Jr., 80, of Lake Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Joey Vick was to officiate. Burial was to follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Vick died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, in Mineral Wells.
Born Dec. 31, 1925, in Wills Point, he was a retired master carpenter and a former teacher. He was also an Eagle Scout and a member of Cuba Road Church. He married Sammie Clearman Oct. 16, 1943, in Denton.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Harry Vick.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Joey Vick, and wife, Wanda, of Bridgeport; a daughter, Dormer Collier and husband, Don, of Mineral Wells; a brother, W.F. Oxford, of Irving; a sister, Helen Rogers, of Santo; three grandchildren, Kelly Rivers and husband, Eric, Kati Deaton and husband, Brandon, and Willie Vick and wife, Ashley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Charles Mauldin, Jeff Bilby, Mike McDonald, Orville Stone, Tom Pendergrass and Richard Huddleston. Honorary pallbearers were to be Rufus Martin and PeeWee Cansler.
Published Thursday, March 2, 2006

Vickers, Samuel Joseph ‘Joe’
1928-2006
Service for Samuel Joseph “Joe” Vickers, 78, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Heights Baptist Church in Richardson. Gary Singleton was to officiate.
Vickers died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, in Richardson.
Vickers was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Mexia.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Vickers; three daughters, Karen Vickers Bishop, Kathy Vickers and Linda Vickers; a sister, Laura Ann Davis; and a granddaughter, Maddison Paige Bishop.
Published Sunday, September 24, 2006

Virgil, Jerry Wayne
1945-2006
Memorial for Jerry Wayne Virgil Sr., 61, of Springtown was to be Saturday, July 15, at Hilltop Assembly of God in Boyd.
Virgil died Monday, July 10, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 24, 1945, in Fort Worth to Haskell and Clara Virgil, he was a heavy equipment operator and served in the military for seven years. He married Kathleen Huston.
He is survived by a daughter, Kerry Jill Methvin of Springtown; a son, Jerry Virgil Jr.; and eight grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 16, 2006

Waldon, Margaret R. Watson
1937-2006

Memorial for Margaret R. Watson Waldon, 69, of Boyd was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Chaplain Luke Oyler was to officiate. She was to be cremated.
Waldon died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, in Boyd.
Born May 15, 1937, to Edker and Dora (Cook) Watson in Woodson, she was a retired welder. She enjoyed quilting, listening to Elvis, going to garage sales, spending time with family, gambling, playing a good card game and collecting Barbie dolls.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lee Roy, James, Jackie Dan, Joseph and Don Watson.
She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Lauritsen and her husband, Dana, of Boyd; two sons, Danny Waldon and his wife, Paula, and Mike Garland and his wife, Susan, all of Boyd; three brothers, Oliver Watson and his wife, Marilyn, of Olney, Edker “Jr.” Watson and his wife, Deveda, of Woodson, and Ronnie Watson of Throckmorton; six sisters, Pearl Gillock and her husband, Bob, of Olney, Dorothy Evans and Venita Stephens, both of Jefferson, Nettie Miller and her husband, R.L. of Ranger, Nell Burns and her husband, Tim, of Euless and Jean Watson of Eastland; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Research and Solaris Hospice of Decatur.
Published Sunday, November 5, 2006

Walker, Bettie Lou
1944-2005

Funeral for Bettie Lou Walker, 61, of Decatur was Monday, Jan. 2, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. C.D. Lockhart officiated. Burial followed at Gates Hill Cemetery in Bonham.
Walker died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 27, 1944, in Ravenna, she was housekeeping supervisor for Sunny Hills Nursing Center in Decatur and a member of the St. John Baptist Church in Decatur.
She is survived by her mother, Lydia Harvey of Bonham; two daughters, Rhonda Rodriquez of Bonham and Rachel Walker of Carrollton; three brothers, Millard Harvey Jr. of Fairview, Carl Harvey of South Mountain, Pa., and John Harvey of Tacoma, Wash.; three sisters, Lillie Fae Stewart and Patricia Bridges, both of Bonham, and Jo Ann Penny of Tacoma; and two grandchildren, Lydia Walker and Philip Walker.
Pallbearers were John Walker, Ned Walker Jr., Ronald Willis, Donald Willis, Jimmy Rowlett and Gary Hendrix.
Published Thursday, January 5, 2006

Walker, Edna Ruth Beaty
1954-2006
Graveside service for Edna Ruth Beaty Walker, 52, of Provo, Utah, formerly of Boyd, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Azleland Cemetery in Azle.
Born March 4, 1954, to William Ed and Nerine (Sisk) Dewberry in Fort Worth she was a beautician and a former member of Briar Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Staff Sgt. William Eric Beaty and wife, Amelia, and William Brandon Beaty and wife, Kegan; and four grandchildren, Emiley and Dalton Cole Beaty and Cameron and Dawson Nicole Beaty.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Walker, Lois Marie
1968-2006

Funeral for Lois Marie Walker, 37, of Rhome was March 10 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Clifford Gowens and Edward Kirkpatrick officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Walker died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in North Richland Hills.
Born Sept. 30, 1968, in Lubbock, she was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Tony Walker; her mother, Gibby Sue Dudley of Waco; and six sisters, Denise Rinker of Richardson, Carol Shaw of Waco, Vicky Crumbless of Lavernia, Ann Young of New Braunfels, Joyce Essler of Salida, Calif., and Linda Baird of Abilene.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Walton, Betty Laverne Callan
1933-2006
Funeral for Betty Laverne Callan Walton, 72, of Burleson was Friday, June 16, at Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas. Private burial was in Keeter Cemetery.
Walton died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in Fort Worth.
She was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Sweetwater.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two sons, Vernon Walton and wife Carolyn and John Walton and wife Anita; a daughter, Linda Campbell and husband Chad; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 301 Medpark Place, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Walton, Henry Jay
1961-2006

Funeral for Henry Jay Walton of Perryville, Mo., formerly of Bridgeport, was to be Wednesday, May 17, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Fred Villa was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Walton died Sunday, May 14, 2006, in St. Louis.
Born Oct. 25, 1961, in Fort Worth to Ezra Walton and Martha Simmons, Henry Jay Walton was a mold maker for Toyota.
He was preceded in death by his brother, JoJo Walton.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Walton, of Perryville; two sons, Michael Walton and wife, Valari, of Valley View, and Marcus Walton of Perryville; three daughters, Michelle Graf of Valley View, and Melissa Walton and Meagan Walton, both of Perryville; his mother, Martha Simmons of Boonsville; four brothers, Tim Walton, Donnie Walton, Ricky Walton, and Lynn Long; his stepfather, Joe Long of Springtown; sister, Alice Dees of Springtown; mother and father-in-law, Carl and Joyce Miller; and five grandchildren, Brenden, Brianna, Bethany, Kamryn and Makayla.
Pallbearers were to be Tim Walton, Donnie Walton, Lynn Long, Timothy Walton, Dewey Clemens, George Dodd, Tim O’Kelley and Vance Smith.
Published Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ware, Jimmy Brooks
1946-2006

Funeral for Jimmy Brooks Ware, 59, of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Jerry L. Howard was to officiate, assisted by Darrell Neely. Burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Ware died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 7, 1946, in Abilene, he was a retired agriculture teacher from the Boyd school district. He was a member of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas, the Wise County Retired Teachers Association and the Texas Longhorn Association.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Bessie Dianne Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Ware, of Boyd; a son, Brooks Ware and his wife, Morlley, of Kingwood; two grandchildren, Matthew and Madison Ware; and his parents, Matt and Dean Ware of Hico.
Pallbearers were to be Jay Erickson, Kyle Erwin, Kelly Doster, Jackie Read, and Jason and Scott Nelon.
Published Thursday, November 9, 2006

Warner, John Robert
1934-2006
Memorial service for John Robert Warner, 71, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006. James Arrington was to officiate.
Warner died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 15, 1934, to Floyd and Mildred Warner, he was a rancher and a veteran of the Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, of Decatur; his son, Craig Warner and wife, Sherry, of Coppell; and a granddaughter, Page Warner of Coppell.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2006

Watkins, D.L.
1926-2006
Funeral for D.L. Watkins, 79, of Aubrey was Feb. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. O.R. Looper officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Watkins died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, in Denton.
Born Oct. 24, 1926, in McKinney, to Claude and Zora Lee Watkins, he retired from Acme Brick after many years as a manufacturing foreman. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Nadine Cundiff Dec. 29, 1946, in Anton.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Kay Crawford.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Mike Watkins and wife, Becky, of Sanger; two brothers, Willard Watkins of Paradise and Billy and Bernice Watkins of Bridgegport; a sister, Nadie Rayborn of Weatherford; four grandchildren, Belinda Lawson and husband, Jim, of Fort Worth, Kelli Sumners and husband, Casey, of Denton, Darrin Watkins and wife, Billie Sue, of Corsicana and Chad Bynum of Bridgeport; eight great-grandchildren, Zachary, Raven, Kelsey, Kendall, Rebeckah, Billy, Shyanne and Savana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Zachary Watkins, Casey Sumners, Jim Lawson, Darrin Watkins, Chad Bynum, Charles Cundiff, Donald Cundiff and Terry Cundiff.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Waynauskas, Clarence E.
1929-2006
No service is scheduled for Clarence E. Waynauskas, 76, of Runaway Bay.
Waynauskas died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born July 29, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a retired captain of the Chicago Fire Department.
He married Loretta Joyce Sink on Sept. 25, 1965, in Fox Lake, Ill.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Marie Waynen.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Joyce Waynauskas; two sons, Michael Waynen and wife Denise of Fox Lake and Patrick Waynen of Runaway Bay; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Waynen and Christopher Waynen.
Published Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wayne, Billie Marlene
1943-2006

Memorial for Billie Marlene Wayne, 63, of Bridgeport will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Preston McCauley Jr. will officiate.
Wayne died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born May 30, 1943, in Pryor, Okla., to Buddy and Leota Estes Easley, she was a hairdresser.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Douglas Wayne.
She is survived by a daughter, Starla Waddell and her husband, Travis, of Paradise; two sons, Scott Spraggins and his wife, Tami, of Fort Worth and Guy Younger of Dallas; grandchildren, Devin, Tyler, Dylan, Toby, Clayton, Destini and Asher; and a brother, Jeffrey Scott Easley of Georgia.
Published Sunday, October 22, 2006

Webb, Donald C. ‘Rock’
1955-2006
Service for Donald C. “Rock” Webb, 50, of Granbury will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Holly Hills Mausoleum Chapel in Granbury. Burial will follow at Holly Hills Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury.
Webb died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, in Granbury.
Born Aug. 23, 1955, in Cleburne to Dennon and Shirley Dodd Webb, he was a truck driver for several different companies.
He is survived by his father, Dennon C. Web and wife, Marcia, of Chico; a son, Josh May of Granbury; a sister, Tammy Dixon, of Granbury; four brothers, Roy Roberts, E.R. Roberts, Cody Roberts and Buddy Webb, all of Chico; three sisters, Dee Ann Webb, Sarina Webb and Hope Webb, all of Chico; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Published Thursday, February 9, 2006

Whisenant, Thomas Mervyn
1934-2006
Memorial for Thomas Mervyn Whisenant, 71, of Slidell will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the DeBerry Funeral Chapel in Denton. A graveside service will follow at Kyuka Cemetery in Duck Springs, Ala.
Whisenant died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 5, 1934, in Etowah County, Ala., to Dewey H. and Velma Naylor, he attended Auburn University and served in the Naval Air with Patrol Squadron 22 from 1954 to 1956, flying surveillance missions over the China Coast. He received a National Defense Citation and Air Medal for this. He also worked in the construction industry and as a long-haul owner and operator. He enjoyed flying and building.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Arnold and W.C. Whisenant.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mary Schleigh Holtz Whisenant; sons, Todd Holtz and his wife, Angela, of Denton, Mark Whisenant and his wife, Nora, of Marietta, Ga., and Michael Morris of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Meaghan Morris of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Will Thomas Holtz of Denton, Aaron Whisenant of Marietta, Taylor and Rachel Morris-Dempsey of Killeen; and sisters, Vera Stephens, Betty Malone and Dean White.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army or the American Red Cross.
Published Sunday, October 8, 2006

White, Donald Ray
1950-2006
Graveside service for Donald Ray White, 56, of Decatur was Friday, Nov. 17, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Gerre Joiner officiated.
White died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, in Decatur.
He was born April 14, 1950, in Arkansas.
Published Sunday, November 19, 2006

White, Paula Jean Cooper
1937-2006
Graveside service for Paula Jean Cooper White, 69, of Lake Worth was Sept. 26 at Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas.
White died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born April 2, 1937, in Boyd to J.A. and Pauline White, she was an executive secretary and member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Chris and Trey Cooper.
She is survived by a brother, Ronnie White of Boyd; a nephew, Forrest White; a niece, Nicole Groce; and grandchildren, Chris and David Cooper of Mississippi.
Published Thursday, September 28, 2006

White, Stanton
1922-2006
Service for J. Stanton White, 84, will be held at a later date in Akron, Ohio.
White died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born April 25, 1922, in Elkins, W.Va., to Lester White and Pearl Bogass, he was a meat cutter at Akron Standard Meat Company. He was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby White of Bridgeport, and a daughter, Deloris White of Decatur.
Published Sunday, November 26, 2006

White, Wilma J.
1936-2006

Funeral for Wilma J. White, 70, of Bridgeport was Sept. 26 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Ken May officiated. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
White died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 29, 1936, in Decatur to Jay and Inez Stone Saling, she was a former shoe store owner in Bridgeport and a customer service representative for Wal-Mart. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Brandon Cox, and sisters Sandra Stone and Virginia Patterson.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Pochyla of Bridgeport and Brenda Wilkinson and husband, Doug, of Fort Worth; a son, Buddy White of Bridgeport; a sister, Billie Perrin of Decatur; a brother, Lynn Ray Saling of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Dustin and Koby McClung and Erica Roosa; and great-grandchildren, Kaden McClung and Kortni McKnight.
Pallbearers were Jeffery, Rusty and Lito Perrin, David and Larry Saling, Randy Chambers and Mike Patterson. Honorary pallbearer was Freddy Lawrence.
Memorials may be made to Solaris Hospice.
Published Thursday, September 28, 2006

Whitehead, Audrey H. ‘A.W.’
1932-2006

Funeral for Audrey H. “A.W.” Whitehead, 74, of Paradise was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Demmitt was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Thomas Cemetery.
Whitehead died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, in Paradise.
Born Oct. 24, 1932, in Exel, Ala. to Harry Henry and Perrie (Spivey) Whitehead, he was a U.S. Marine veteran and retired as a telephone technician for Sprint after 19 years. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He married Sandra Joan Powers on May 1, 1976, in Vineland, Ala.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandra Whitehead of Paradise; three daughters, Cindy Cantrell and husband, Robert, of Lillian, Ala., Sharon James and husband, Donald, and Cristal Broussard and husband, Ruben, all of Fulton, Ala.; three sons, Calvin Thompson and wife, Kerri, of Paradise, Robert Dewayne Whitehead of Lillian, Ala., and James Thompson and wife, Judy, of Thomasville, Ala.; a sister, Ethel Bost; a brother, William Whitehead; and 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Eric and Rickey Shephard, J.C. Goodman, and Brandon, Richard and Michael Cantrell.
Published Sunday, December 10, 2006

Whitehead, Carroll Alaine
1943-2006

Graveside service for Carroll Alaine Whitehead, 62, of Balsora was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Willow Point Cemetery in Balsora. The Rev. Jamie Burroughs was to officiate.
Whitehead died Thursday, June 15, 2006, in Decatur.
Born July 24, 1943, in Bridgeport to James and Mary Hodgson, Whitehead owned the Scarlett Lady. She married Darriel Whitehead on Sept. 13, 1984, in Pleasant Valley.
Survivors include her huband of Balsora; two sons, Otis Baird and wife, Denice, of Chico, and Jody Baird and wife, Daisy, of Willow Point; two daughters, Carolyn Wice and husband, Wesley, of Garner, and Cynthia Gunn and husband, Floyd, of Alvarado; a sister, Paulette Grimes of Garner; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Mary, Stephanie, Tom and Brandy.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Wildman, Emery Joe
1944-2006
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Emery Joe Wildman, 61, of Decatur.
He died May 9, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 12, 1944, in San Antonio, Wildman was a welder.
Survivors include his wife, Iris Wildman of Decatur; two daughters, Donna Wildman of Omaha, Neb., and Liza Wildman of Carrollton, and one grandchild.
Published Sunday, May 14, 2006

Willett, Dollie Mae
1921-2006

Graveside service for Dollie Mae Willett, 84, of Dallas, formerly of Bridgeport, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Sunset Cemetery. The Rev. Bobby Bridges was to officiate.
Willett died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Dallas.
Born May 9, 1921, in Wichita Falls to Earl and Nora Belle (Ables) Jones she was a homemaker. She married Ernest B. Willett Nov. 29, 1937, in Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998, and a brother, Marvin Earl Jones.
She is survived by three sons, Marvin Benson Willett and wife, Sharon, of DeSoto, Stoney Willett and wife, Lynne, of Grand Prairie, and Rocky Willett and wife, JoAnn, of Fort Worth; and eight grandchildren, Jordana, Daniel, David, John, James, Sarah, Clinton and Chad.
Published Thursday, April 6, 2006

Williams, Linda Ann
1959-2006
Funeral for Linda Ann Williams, 47, of Sunset will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in Quitman, Miss.
Visitation was to be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Coker Funeral Home. She will be cremated.
Williams died Oct. 22, 2006, near Decatur.
Born July 16, 1959, in Quitman, Miss., she was a handicap trainer at Denton State School.
She is survived by a son, Jack Downey of Keller; a daughter, Brandy Victoria Shipp of Sunset; four sisters, Amy Hudson of Vinemont, Ala., and Teresa McRay, Crystal Reese and Joy Reese, all of Quitman; and four grandchildren.
Published Thursday, October 26, 2006

Williams, Linda Kay
1943-2006
Funeral for Linda Kay Williams, 63, of Decatur was to be Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. at Coker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Williams died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 22, 1943, in Fort Worth, she was a teacher and a member of the Polytechnic Baptist Church. She married Jimmie Dean Williams Sept. 7, 1963, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Louise Howerton of Fort Worth; three daughters, Laura Stubbs of Morgan Mill, Amy Gore of Fort Worth and Milissa Williams of Corinth; a sister, Barbara Wilson of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.
Published Sunday, August 13, 200

Williams, Meredith Ann
1951-2006

Graveside service for Meredith Ann Williams, 54, of Paradise will be Saturday, May 20, at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions will officiate.
Williams died Sunday, May 14, 2006, in Paradise.
Born June 18, 1951, in Dallas, she was a retired employee of Trinity Industries.
She is survived by her husband of nine years, Michael Rutherford, of Paradise.
Published Thursday, May 18, 2006

Williams, Phyllis
1918-2006

Graveside service for Phyllis M. Williams, 88, of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Spry officiating. Visitation was to be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Williams died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born May 31, 1918, in Fort Worth to Barney and Beatrice Wilkerson, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Holiday “Doc” Williams, three brothers and a sister.
She is survived by a son, Ronnie Williams and wife, Marlene, of Boyd; a daughter, Brenda Clarkston and husband, Bobby, of White Settlement; three grandchildren, Sabrina, Tina and Tammy; two brothers, Q.D. and Jobbie Wilkerson; and a sister, Betty Bonner.
Pallbearers were to be Tony Miller, Howard Reed, Jerri Ewing, Ronnie Smith, Roy Moore and Gary Grubs. Honorary pallbearer was to be Jimmy Harris.
Published Thursday, December 28, 2006

Williams, Thelma Ray
1916-2006
Graveside service for Thelma Ray Williams, 89, of Boyd was Feb. 28 at Boyd Cemetery in Boyd. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Williams died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in Azle.
Born Nov. 8, 1916, in Wise County, Williams was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Clint Williams; and her sister, Ruth Newby.
Survivors include two sons, Sam Williams and wife, Pam, and C.L. Williams and wife, Frankie, all of Boyd; her daughter, Sally Reed, of Boyd; six grandchildren, Sam, Robin, Chat, Carl, Courtney and Jeff; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
Published Thursday, March 2, 2006

Williamson, W.A. ‘Dub’
1924-2006
Funeral for W.A. “Dub” Williamson, 81, of Jacksboro was July 20 in Decatur. Dwayne Lamberson officiated. Burial followed at Post Oak Cemetery.
Williamson died Monday, July 17, 2006, in Jacksboro.
Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Jacksboro to Richard A. and Maude Ophelia (Stephens) Williamson, he was a retired self-employed welder and served in the U.S. Army. He married wife Betty Jean White on Dec. 30, 1952, in Jacksboro.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Laura Jennings and husband, Danny, and Sarah Crowley and husband, Donnie, all of Jacksboro; three sons, Billy Williamson and wife, Adina, and Paul Williamson, all of Jacksboro, and Mark Williamson and wife, Kristi, of California; a sister, Julia Stephan of Fort Worth; a brother, J.A. “Buck” Williamson of Jacksboro; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Wilson, Lynda Kay
1940-2006
Linda Kay Wilson, 65, of Decatur was buried May 27 at Oaklawn Cemetery. No service was held.
Wilson died Friday, May 26, 2006, in Decatur.
Born June 6, 1940, in Vernon, she was a homemaker and a member of River of Life Church in Decatur.
She is survived by ex-husband and good friend, Bill Brown of Decatur.
Published Sunday, June 4, 2006

Winfield, Patrick R.
1948-2006
Funeral for Patrick Reynolds Winfield, 58, of Carrollton, formerly of Bridgeport and Runaway Bay, was Monday, Nov. 13, at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas. Alan Lynch officiated. Burial followed at Restland Memorial Park.
Winfield died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in Denton.
Born June 4, 1948, in Houston, he was a teacher and coach.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Arthur Winfield, and a son, Patrick Reynolds Winfield Jr.
He is survived by his mother, Erline Winfield; his wife, Sue Anne Winfield; a daughter, Amber Winfield Brooks and her husband, Michael; a son, Jeffrey Winfield; grandchildren, Makaila Brooks, Maddelyn Winfield, Michael Spradley and Marshall Perry; and a brother, MIchael Winfield and his wife, DeAun.
Memorials may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Affiliates, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79105-9985.
Published Thursday, November 16, 2006

Winnett, Alma B.
1919-2006

Graveside service for Alma B. Winnett, 87, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Memory Gardens in Corpus Christi. Bob Bickle will officiate.
Winnett died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 11, 1919, in LaFlora, Okla., to Benjamin and Pearl Ford, she was a retired school secretary at Crossley Elementary in Corpus Christi and a member of the Cates Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Winnett; her son, Thomas Scott Winnett; and her brothers, Frank, Charlie and Harlan Ford.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanie Brandon and husband, James, of Runaway Bay; a son, Eddie Winnett of Carrollton; a grandson, Charles Winnett and wife, Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Payton Winnett and Jewel Brandon; her brother, Roy Ford of Troy; three sisters, May Greenway and Laura Oliver, both of Troy, and Bennie Oliver of Bridgeport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wise, Albert Newton
1957-2006
Graveside service for Albert Newton Wise, 48, of Alvord was July 14 at Alvord Cemetery. Gerre Joiner officiated.
Wise died Monday, July 10, 2006, in Alvord.
Born Nov. 18, 1957, in Chicago, to Ellie Hue Wise and Anna Dell Sanders, he was a heavy equipment operator. He married Sherry York in Tennessee.
He is survived by his wife; a stepdaughter; a stepson, Wesley Smith of Dallas; three sisters, Kathy Sartan and Cecilia Ann Patterson of Manchester, Tenn., and Terri Giles of Panchatoula, La.; three brothers, Johnny Wise of Alvord and Jimmy and Timothy “Timmy” Wise of Manchester, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 16, 2006

Wood, Clayton F.
1913-2006

Service for Clayton F. Wood, 93, of Chico was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Chico. The Rev. Adam Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in Sadler Cemetery in Sadler.
Wood died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 22, 1913, in Sadler to Frank and Nora Wood, he was a retired school teacher. He was a 1937 graduate of Texas A&M University, receiving a bachelor of science degree. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico, the Chico Masonic Lodge for more than 60 years, a founding member and first president of the Chico Lions Club, a member of the Texas A&M University Country Club, Wise Co. Soil and Water Conservation District and an executive board member of Chisholm Trail RC&D.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Lois, and his wife of 28 years, Laverne, and two daughters, Janice Steven and Patricia McCutchen.
He is survived by two sons, Mike Wood and wife, DeeAnn, and David Wood; a daughter, Peggy Hylton and husband, Floyd; three sisters, Dorothy Lewter, Oleta Gattis and Laura Beth Siebman; six grandchildren, Melinda Gothard, Amy Young, Camaron Garrett, Hunter Wood, Daniel Wood and Crystal Righton; and seven great-grandchildren, Cade Young, Seth Young, Nate Longino, Jacob Garrett, Clara Righton, Jessica Wood and C.J. Righton.
Pallbearers were to be Royce Siebman, Dwight Siebman, Marcus Siebman, Dale George and Eugene Grooms. Honorary pallbearers were Chico Masonic Lodge members.
Published Sunday, September 24, 2006

Woodruff, Doris Geraldine
1935-2005

Memorial service for Doris Geraldine Woodruff, 70, sister of W.B. Woodruff Jr. of Decatur, will be Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. in fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She died Dec. 27, 2005, at her home in Austin.
She was born to W.B. and Lera Mae Woodruff Sept. 20, 1935, in Seymour and grew up in Decatur. She received her undergraduate degree in 1957 from what was then North Texas State College. She earned a master’s degree in early childhood education from Texas Woman’s University in 1981.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Jack L. Woodruff. She is survived by her husband, John W. Woodruff; four children, Bennett Minton of Arlington, Va., Irene Minton Pham of Santa Ana, Calif. and Roy Minton and Michael Minton of Austin; her brother, W.B. Woodruff Jr. of Decatur; two step-children and 11 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International via First United Methodist Church in Decatur or Hospice Austin, 4107 Spice Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759.
Published Thursday, January 12, 2006

Woodruff, Natalie
1930-2006

Funeral for Natalie Woodruff, 76, of Houston was to be Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Houston. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Graveside service will be Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Woodruff died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Houston.
Born April 24, 1930, in Houston, to Irwin and Rose Lee Dujka Hammack, she grew up in Angleton where she graduated from high school. She received a bachelor of business administration degree, graduating magna cum laude from North Texas State University in 1951. She married Jack L. Woodruff April 7, 1951, in Angleton. She was a senior associate with Walter P. Moore and Associates Inc. of Houston where she was a transportation analyst. Woodruff was also involved in numerous Houston-area civic and social organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by her daughter, Leah Hatfield of Dallas; a son, Clayton Woodruff of Decatur; a brother, Irwin D. Hammack and wife, Nina, of Fort Myers, Fla.; a grandson, Bryan Hatfield of Dallas; two brothers-in-law, W.B. Woodruff and wife, Mary Louise, of Decatur and John Woodruff of Austin; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family requests donations be made to the North Texas Exes/Gulf Coast scholarship fund at the University of North Texas, 1 (800) 868-1153.
Published Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wylie, Nelma E.
1918-2006

Funeral for Nelma E. Wylie, 88, of Boyd was Thursday, Dec. 14, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd. Steve Weeks and Mel Hutzler officiated.
Wylie died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 18, 1918, in Fort Worth, she was a homemaker and a member of the Boyd Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Jerome Wylie.
She is survived by a son, Bud Wylie and his wife, Becky, of Pearland; a brother, William Troxell of Rhome; and two granddaughters, Melissa and Melody Wylie of Los Angeles, Calif.
Pallbearers were Floyd McCurdy, Dan Maeyers, Clyde Slimp, Allen Dickey, Jackie Read and Don Troxell.
Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

Yarbrough, Zane Farrell
1959-2006
Memorial service for Zane Farrell Yarbrough, 47, of Rhome was Aug. 24 at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Matthew L. Taylor officiated. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Yarbrough died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 25, 1959, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Charles Yarbrough and Eula Mae Burton, he was a truck driver who served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his parents, both of Rhome; two daughters, Karyle Edgar and husband, Corby, of Newark and Katy Yarbrough of Amarillo; a son, Kenneth Yarbrough and wife, Donna, of Rhome; a brother, Donald Yarbrough of Rhome; and eight grandchildren.
Published Sunday, August 27, 2006

Young, Ernestine ‘Aunt Teen’
1924-2006

Funeral for Ernestine (Aunt Teen) Young, 81, of Rhome was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Rhome Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Michael Stephenson was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Young died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in Denton.
Born May 30, 1924, in Spearman, she was a homemaker and a member of the Rhome Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Drew Young, and her sister, Charlotte Wright.
She is survived by a daughter, Gail Boyse of Fort Worth; a grandson, Ricky Brannon Boyse of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a granddaughter, Diane Boyse of Boyd; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Annebelle Brakke of St. Petersburg; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Robert Miles, Steve Barrons, Ronnie Young, Billy Williams, Michael Romine and Claborn Young.
Published Thursday, February 2, 2006

Young, James Perk ‘Bill’
1919-2006
A graveside service for James Perk “Bill” Young, 86, of Decatur was Monday, July 3, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Ken May and Gerre Joiner officiated.
Young died Sunday, July 2, 2006, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 22, 1919, in Decatur to Johnny and Effie (Brown) Young, he was a retired oil field worker who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Province, and a brother, Joe Young.
He is survived by sisters Shirley Hayes of Decatur and Emma Hill of Fort Worth.
Published Thursday, July 6, 2006

Young, Wayne McConnell
1918-2006
Funeral for Wayne McConnell Young, 88, of Decatur was July 21 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
Young died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 28, 1918, in Boyd he was a retired supervisor in aircraft manufacturing. He was also a member of Eagle Drive Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son, Lanny Young of Weatherford; three daughters, Jane Reed of Henrietta, Nina Coffee of Lake Worth and Sara Young of Decatur; two sisters, Emilie Wiggins of Saginaw and Joyce Hurd of Cleburne; five grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006