Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2008
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Haase, Albert
1916-2008
Published Sunday, October 5, 2008
Funeral for Albert Haase, 92, formerly of Rhome, was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Graham. Burial was to follow at Red Top Cemetery in Young County.
Haase died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Fort Worth. Born May 18, 1916, in Mabelle, he was a member of the Lutheran Church, a Mason, a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.He is survived by his wife, Tommie Haase of Graham; two daughters, Paula Kitchen and her husband, Bill, of Fort Worth and Judy Bell and husband, Tex, of Arlington.

Hachtel, Wanda Ree
1924-2008

Published Thursday, August 28, 2008
Funeral for Wanda Ree Hachtel, 83, of Slidell was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the First Baptist Church of Slidell with the Rev. Bobby Cates officiating. Interment was to be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hachtel died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in Denton.Born Oct. 6, 1924, in Era to Arthur and Anna Lee Durham Anderson, she married Melvin Lee Hachtel Sept. 29, 1945, in Gainesville. She worked for Slidell ISD and retired from Texas Woman's University as an executive housekeeper. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Slidell.She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 10, 1970.She is survived by her daughters, Joan Johnson of Krum, Kay Riley and husband, Ronnie, of Krum and Martha McCasland and husband, Berl, of Slidell; son, Dan Hachtel of Greenwood; grandchildren, Daniel McCasland of Slidell, Roy McCasland and wife, Melissa, of Saint Jo, Kyle Johnson and wife, Shari, of Denton, Destin Hachtel and Chris Riley; great-grandsons, Chase Johnson and Colt McCasland; brother, Rickard Anderson and wife, Martha; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Tim Fletcher, Bert Pruett, Blake Fortenberry and Glenn Cassidy.

Hadden, Terry N.
1968-2008
Funeral for Terry N. Hadden, 39, will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Greenwood Chapel Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home. Hadden died Thursday, April 10, 2008.
Born July 26, 1968, in Briarville, Minn., he was a conductor for the BNSF Railroad, served in the U.S. Marines, rode his motorcycle and participated in woodworking and ranching.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea, of Boyd; a son, Ryan, of Benbrook; parents, Marlin and Gloria Hadden of Woodville; sisters, Jill and Tammy of Fargo, N.D.; brother, Larry, of Fargo, N.D., brother-in-law, Gregg Reid; mother and father-in-law, Don and Dean Reid of Springtown.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hale, Meredith
1925-2008

Funeral for Meredith “Meda” Hale, 82, of Alvord was Friday, Feb. 22, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Sparkman officiating. Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery.
Hale died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, in Alvord.
Born April 22, 1925, near Alvord to William Eddie and Lula Hodges, she married Lee Roy Hale on Jan. 15, 1944, in Decatur. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Alvord.
She was preceded by death by four brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Bobby Hale and wife, Pat, of Decatur and Leslie Hale and wife, Judy, of Alvord; daughter, Debbie Seabolt and husband, Rusty, of Lake Worth; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008

Haley, Lynda Jo
1945-2008
Memorial service for Lynda Jo Haley, 62, of Paradise will be held at a later date.
Haley died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 29, 1945, in San Antonio to James W. and Mercile Hardt, she married Jerry Haley April 25, 1964, in Coolidge, Ariz. She was a truck driver.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jerry Hale of Paradise; daughters, Connie Sue Haley and Barbara Haley of Paradise; grandsons, Jason and Cory Haley; sisters, Dana, Marsha and Jamie.
Published Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hampton, O.W. 'Woot'
1936-2008

Published Sunday, August 31, 2008
Memorial service for O.W. "Woot" Hampton, 72, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at the home of Billy Hampton, 210 Private Road 2223, Decatur.
Hampton died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at his home. Born May 18, 1936, in Stephenville to Ira Benjamin and Alma Rena (Montgomery) Hampton, he retired from Mitchell Energy as a pumper. He rode bulls, hunted, fished and watched Western movies.He is survived by his daughters, Jackie Criswell and husband, David, of Burleson and Donna Vinson and husband, David, of Weatherford; son, Billy Hampton and wife, Michelle, of Decatur; brother, I.B. Hampton of Colorado City; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hanson, Gene Harlow
1931-2008

Funeral for Gene Harlow Hanson, 76, of Decatur was Tuesday, April 22, at Victory Family Church in Decatur, with the Rev. Allen Bates officiating. Burial was at Sycamore Cemetery.
Hanson died Friday, April 18, 2008, in Dallas.
Born Oct. 6, 1931, in Luverne, Minn., to Hans Martin and Eulela Wiseman Hanson, he married Judith Sweet May 19, 1956, in Long Beach, Calif. He served in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his daughters, Judene Hanson and Laura Hanson of Decatur; son, Harlow Hanson and wife, Ronda, of Madison, Neb.; grandsons, Ryan, Brandon and Jordan Hanson; granddaughter, Morgan Hanson; great-grandchildren, Cameron and McKinnley Hanson; two sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers were Luis Delgado, Grady Griffith, Jordan Hanson, Ryan Hanson, Dick Mayfield and Charles Pitts. Honorary pallbearer was Walter Taylor.
Published Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hardee, Odessa
1921-2008
Published Sunday, July 27, 2008
Graveside service for Odessa Hardee, 85, of Decatur was Thursday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur with Kenny Cates and Willie Cole officiating.
Hardee died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in Decatur.Born Jan. 7, 1921, in Justin to Milton Frank and Ettie Mae (Holiday) Taylor, she was a homemaker. She marrried Ed Hardee Sept. 6, 1941, in Boyd.She was preceded in death by a grandson, Randy Meador, five brothers and five sisters.She is survived by her husband; daughter, Evelyn Darlene Meador and husband, James, of Decatur; sons, Johnny Hardee, Weldon Hardee and wife, Sheila, Milton Hardee Sr. and Milton Hardee Jr., all of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-granchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Ricky Meador, Jeff Meador, Wes Hardee, Tim Hardee, Billy Hardee, Jessie Hardee and Tony Meador.

Harlow, Hollis Dwain
1931-2008

Graveside service for Hollis Dwain Harlow, 76, of Decatur, was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating.
Harlow died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 21, 1931, to Byron William and Mary Gladys Harlow in Woodson, he married Betty Lou Mosley May 12, 1962, in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years; daughters, Betsy Byrd of Decatur and Denise Maltzman of St. Charles, Mo.; son, Dwayne Harlow of Decatur; and 13 grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 27, 2008

Harper, Richard W., III
1940-2008
Rosary for Richard “Dick” W. Harper III, 67, of Springtown was held Friday, March 21 at Hillside Funeral Home in Wichita, Kan. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery.
Harper died Sunday, March 16, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 24, 1940, in Dodge City, Kan., to Richard W. “Jack” Harper II and Maxine Brizindine, he was a member of the Catholic church.
He is survived by his son, Richard W. Harper IV and wife, Rosie, of Springtown; three grandchildren, Richard Harper V, Tiffany Harper and Eduardo Perez; one great-grandson, Aden Elkins; brother, Danny Harper of Dodge City.
Published Sunday, March 23, 2008

Harrington, Ursula Kathe
1942-2008

Published Sunday, October 5, 2008
Memorial service for Ursula Kathe Harrington, 66, of Montague, was to be Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Harrington died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, in Nocona.Born Sept. 19, 1942, in Giessen-Leihgesfern, Germany, to August and Margarete (Simmermacher) Schneider, she was a retired telemarketer for the OVC Home Shopping Channel. She is survived by her daughters, Debby Walker, and husband, James, of Montague, and Diane Harrington of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Michael, Jon and wife, Stacie, Clay and wife, Tiffany, and Travis and wife, Kristen; eight great-grandchildren, Morgan, Makenna, Parker, Chance, Chanel, Easton, Michael Jr. and Sherry; brother, Karl Heinz and wife, Hiltrude, of Leihgestern, Germany.

Harris, Peggy Jo
1929-2008

Graveside service for Peggy Jo Harris, 79, of Azle was to be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, at Nelson Cemetery in Reno. Ian Mostert was to officiate.
Harris died Sunday, April 20, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 20, 1929, in Beaver Dam, Ky., to Lynn L. and Gertrude (Baker) Smith, she married Harry H. Harris in 1955 and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Bob Smith, Tony Smith and Wendell Smith; and a sister, June Bowells.
She is survived by a son, Harris H. Harris Jr. and wife, Danne, of Azle; daughters Margaret Ann Harris of Azle, Connie Jo Hallmar of Tennessee and Sunny Sue Judge and husband, Woerth, of Azle; four grandchildren, Natalie, Anthony, Joey and Misty; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Bob Smith of Arlington; and other family members.
Published Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hartsell, Ronald David
1957-2008

Published Thursday, June 19, 2008
Memorial service for Ronald David Hartsell, 50, of Decatur will be Saturday at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur.
Hartsell died Thursday, June 12, 2008, in San Antonio.Born Aug. 1, 1957, in Okinawa, Japan, he served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 17 years with special operations and search and rescue. He is survived by his wife, Cassandra Hartsell and daughters, Carissa Byrd, Caitlin Byrd and Chloe Hartsell, all of Decatur.Memorials may be made to the Ron Hartsell Memorial Fund at First Financial Bank of Decatur.

Hass, Odell
1925-2008

Published Thursday, November 27, 2008
Graveside service for Odell Hass, 83, of Bridgeport was Nov. 25 at Salem Cemetery in Alba.
Hass died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born June 27, 1925, in Emory to Isaac and Birdie Hass, he was a veteran and a longtime member of Eastside Baptist Church of Fort Worth. He hunted and coached youth sports for many years. He was preceded in death by his brothers, C.H., Bowie, Howard and Bob; half-brother, W.C.; and children, Johnna Faye and Dale Roy.He is survived by his wife, Frankie Hass; sons, Ronnie Hass and wife, Kay, and Dean Hass; brother, Dee Hass; several half-brothers and sisters; grandchildren, Stacy, Amy, Richard, Amber, Brandy, Shelby and Courtney; and great-grandchildren, Meagan, Jarred, Brandon, Nicholas, Kennedy, Griffin, Grady and Gavin.

Heisler, Sarah
1923-2008

Published Sunday, August 17, 2008
Funeral for Sarah Heisler, 84, of Chico will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Morris Memorial Methodist Church in Chico with the Rev. Elaine Bussey officiating. Burial will be at Chico Cemetery.
Heisler died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Sept. 8, 1923, to Jesse J. and Mame (Chappell) East in Fort Worth, she served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, worked in sales at Pneumatc Scales and was a member of the Morris Memorial Church in Chico. She married Bill Heisler Jan. 4, 1946, in Racine, Wis.She is preceded in death by her husband; her son, Robert Heisler; a brother, Duey East; and a sister, Ola Walker.She is survived by her son, William Heisler and wife, Julianna, of Hollywood, Fla.; daughters Brenda Nutter and husband, Jon, of Longview, Martha Heisler of Las Vegas, Nev., and Heidi Figel and husband Anthony, of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren, Christine, Ted, Melanie, Daniel, Tonya, Natasha and Amanda; three brothers, James, Willie and Eddie East; and two sisters, Earnestine Risk and Linnie East. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Nutter, William Heisler, Charles East, Wayne East, John Bernard and Cecil Dobyns.

Helms, Annelle Morriss 'Ann'
1940-2008

Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Memorial service for Annelle Morriss "Ann" Helms, 68, of Denton and formerly of Dallas, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with Dr. Roy Spore officiating.
Helms died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Denton. Born Aug. 31, 1940, in Decatur to Robert and Dorcas Dodson Morriss, she attended The Hockaday School of Dallas and Texas Tech University. She traveled and lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Roh and husband, John, of New York and Holly Waymire of Rockwall; granddaughter, Hannah Waymire of Rockwall; brother, John Farmer of Henderson, Ky.; and sister, Kitty Farmer of Santa Fe, N.M.

Henley, Charles David
1969-2008
Published Thursday, June 19, 2008
Funeral for Charles David Henley, 38, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Decatur, was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Faith Tabernacle in Ponca City.
Henley died Friday, June 13, 2008.Born Sept. 14, 1969, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Charles H. Henley and Karla K. Grier, he was owner and operator of David's Dent Repair.He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Dawna Henley and Meshelle Ivers of Ponca City; grandmother, Evelyn Grier of Oklahoma City; four nieces; one nephew; two stepbrothers; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Henry, Benjamin Edward 'Boots'
1916-2008

Published Thursday, November 13, 2008
Funeral for Benjamin Edward "Boots" Henry, 92, of Decatur will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Womack-Manard Funeral Home in Crowell with Steve Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at a cemetery in Quanah.
Henry died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008.Born Sept. 30, 1916, in Gainesville to William and Nancy Henry, he married Florence Allene Houk Jan. 18, 1941. He was a bricklayer, carpenter, farmer and rancher. He was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ. His hobbies were gardening, fishing and woodworking. He was named 1995 Citizen of the Year by the Texas Department of Public Safety.He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jim Henry, LeRoy Henry and William Henry Jr.; sister, Bertha Medlin; and son-in-law, Gayle Holmes.He is survived by his wife; sons, Marvin and wife, Theresa, Roy and wife, Carol, and Melvin; daughters, Betty Ruth Campbell and husband, Kenneth; sister, Lela Evans; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers will be Bryan Henry, Ben Henry, Beau Henry, Brad Henry, Brent Henry and Todd Henry.Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, 2601 Farm Road 51 S., Decatur, TX 76234.

Henson, Raymond, Rev.
1937-2008

Published Thursday, July 31, 2008
Funeral for Rev. Raymond Henson, 71, formerly of Boyd was July 29, 2008, at Rose Neath Cemetery in Minden, La.
Henson died July 26, 2008, in Minden. Born July 4, 1937, he was the pastor of Friendship Baptist Church for 16 years. He was a minister for 36 years and was a member of the U.S. Air Force for 12 years.He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Michael Henson of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Rhonda Henson of Minden; several brothers, a sister; one grandson and one granddaughter.

Hicks, Nell
1926-2008

Published Thursday, December 4, 2008
Funeral for Nell Hicks, 82, of Paradise was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Euless. Burial was to be at Minters Chapel Cemetery.
Hicks died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.Born July, 9, 1926, in Hopkins County to Grover Cleveland and Mary Ruth (Brooks) Huffman, she was a graduate of Grapevine High School and lived in the Grapevine and Euless areas most of her life. She served on several Euless city boards and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Euless. She is a descendant of a family in the Minters Chapel area, which is now part of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Marvin C. Hicks; sons, Gene and wife, Ruth, Jeff and wife, Debbie, and Jay and wife, Johanna; daughters, Kay Stephens and husband, Michael, and Joyce Kimbro and husband, Tony; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Hicks, Sue Ann
1971-2008

Funeral for Sue Ann Hicks, 37, of Bridgeport was March 6 at Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel in Marietta, Okla.
Hicks died Monday, March 3, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 10, 1971, to Adrian Earl and Peggy Babcock Breeze in Decatur, she was a secretary for an oilfield firm and a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jacque Lynn Breeze, and a half brother, Dennis Breeze.
She is survived by her husband, Lyndal Hicks; mother Peggy Breeze of Chico; a son, Jordan Shear; a daughter, Brittni Shear; a brother, Danny Breeze and wife, Nichole, of Bowie; three sisters, Ollie Horton and husband, Richard, of Paradise, Gay Presley of Chico and Pearl Love of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Evan, Maggie, Karlie, Marshall, Hailey, Olivia and Kacie; a stepson, Brandon Hicks and wife, Rebecca; two stepdaughters, Dustie Jones and husband, Jack of Gainesville and Jessica Mapp of Overbrook.
Published Sunday, March 9, 2008

Hilton, Stanford Ray
1946-2008
Funeral for Stanford Ray Hilton, 62, of Rhome is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth with a military honored burial at Oakwood Cemetery.
Hilton died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Dallas.
He was born Jan. 2, 1946, in Fort Worth to Margarita Catherine Hilton and George W. Hilton.
He is survived by his father; sister, Sallie Spotanski; twin brother, Stanley Roy Hilton of Haltom City; and sons, George Ray Hilton of Boyd and Kenneth Ray Hilton of Rhome.
Pallbearers are Stanley Hilton, Greg Turman, Taylor Henson, Roosevelt Malone, Paul Hilton and Earl Castleman.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hines, Bety King
1931-2008
Memorial service for Bety King Hines, 76, a former resident of Boyd, was held Feb. 15 at Green Valley Nursing Center Chapel in North Richland Hills.
Hines died on Feb. 13, 2008, in North Richland Hills.
Born Aug. 5, 1931, to Milburn and Myrtle King, she grew up in Azle and graduated from Azle High School in 1948. She married Harold W. Hines in June 1948 in Azle.
Hines was an insurance claims manager. She also served as a volunteer CB monitor for 911 for the Fort Worth Police Department for several years. Hines also fished, played games and was a gardener.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Robert King; a sister, Annie King; and a nephew, Keith Steel.
She is survived by a son, Kyle Hines of Fort Worth; a grandson, K. W. Hines; a sister, Bobbie Lejarzar and husband, Al, of Haltom Citya sister, Toy Steel of Boyd; two brothers-in-law, John Hines of Longview and Richard Hines of Fort Worth; an aunt, Juanita Henderson of Crowley and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to any hospice organization, Alzheimer or cancer research center.
Published Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hobbs, Billy Roy, Rev.
1937-2008

Published Thursday, October 30, 2008
Funeral for the Rev. Billy Roy Hobbs, 71, of Runaway Bay was Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Whitestone Fellowship Church in Runaway Bay with Dr. Gary Miller and the Rev. Fred Villa officiating. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hobbs died Saturday, Oct. 25, in Fort Worth. Born May 23, 1937, in Bridgeport to Frank and Cora Hobbs, he was a sales manager at Bridgeport Truck Parts and A to Z Auto Parts. He was also chaplain, truck captain and mechanic of the Runaway Bay Fire Department. He was a bus driver for Bridgeport ISD, and he worked at IGA. He was a pastor for 50 years. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Hobbs; sister, Trussie Deatherage and great-grandson, James Moody.He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Pat" Hobbs; daughters, Dorothy Hankins and Patrice Crenshaw; sons, Billy Mack Hobbs, Joseph Frank Hobbs and Randy Wayne Hobbs; an adopted son, Leonard Bradford; three sisters; five brothers; 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Hodges, Mima Jean
1926-2008

Graveside service for Mima Jean Hodges, 81, was Jan. 8 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Hodges died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, in Decatur.
Born June 28, 1926, in Boswell, Okla., to John W. Rogers and Berdie Cutshaw, she was a food service manager for Bridgeport ISD until her retirement.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Jean Boston and husband, Jeff, of Decatur; brother, Hugh Earl Rogers of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Amber Rucell Hodges of Decatur and William Duane Peace of Bowie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219.
Published Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hodges, Pauline
1918-2008

Published Thursday, December 25, 2008
Graveside service for Pauline Hodges, 90, of Bridgeport, was Dec. 20 at Cumby Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Irish and the Rev. Larry Potts officiating.
Hodges died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Aug. 14, 1918, in Fort Worth to Edward R. and Beatrice Moore, she married J.C. (Jim) Hodges on April 14, 1975. She was a retired seamstress and a Baptist. She was also a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Chico. She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son; daughters, Billie Browning and Patsy Edwards; grandchildren, Randy Milligan and Tanya Chancellor; great-grandson, Ethan Chancellor; brothers, Buddy Moore and Kenneth Moore; sisters, Viola Forsythe, Leona Evans and Irene Lancaster.She is survived by a son, Ed Browning and wife, Connie, of Chico; daughters, Gayle Monett and husband, Roy, and Mary Wilkins and husband, Dan, all of Chico; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Opal Blake of Fort Worth, Sue Rhine of Vernon, Bobbie Hobbs and husband, Acie, of Bridgeport; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were Kevin Bruce Monett, Eric L. Monett, Kyle Monett, Brent Monett, Dan Wilkins Jr., Rodney Milligan, Monte Milligan, Joey Watson, Jimmy Smith, Peter Garcia, David Decou and Malcom Kirbie.

Holley, Lawrence R.
1935-2008

Funeral for Lawrence R. Holley, 72, of Bridgeport was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale with the Rev. Charles Pugh officiating. Burial was at Boonsville Cemetery.
Holley died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at his home.
Born Sept. 4, 1935, in Boonsville to S.D. and R.E. (Lawrence) Holley, he married Betty Niblett June 8, 1955, in Bridgeport. He was a farmer-rancher and co-founder of Bridgeport Tank Trucks with his wife. He was a previous employee of Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America.
He was a member of the American International Charolais Club, a past member of the Moose Lodge in Woodard, Okla., and an honorary member of the Bridgeport Fire Department and honorary member of the Roughneck Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years in 2006.
He is survived by his daughter, Jan Holley Cook and husband, Leslie, of Bridgeport; sons, David L. Holley and wife, Ronda, Ronald W. Holley and wife, Millie, Randal S. Holley and wife, Gale, all of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Brian, Brad, Jason, Kristen, Casey, Michelene, Michelle, Sommer, Rider, Kenneth and Michael; great-grandchildren, Cole, Kyler, Kalista, Kalliope, Tanner, Courtland, Tim, Maddox and Brayden; brother, Marlan Holley and wife, Sue; sister, Joyce Nall and husband, B.F., of Bridgeport; and twin sister, Ruby Lunday and husband, G.H., of Fritch.
Pallbearers were G.B. Funk, Doug Molloy, Dan Stack, Don Gentry, Wayne Harveson, Bennie Dickinson, Don Hanley and Gene Melton. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Holley, Brad Holley, Jason Holley, Ryder Holley, Kenneth Cook and Michael Cook.
Memorials may be made to the Boonsville Cemetery Association and the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.
Published Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hollingsworth, Frances Wyvonne
1933-2008

Published Thursday, September 18, 2008
Funeral for Frances Wyvonne Hollingsworth, 75, of Haslet and formerly of Boyd, was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the First United Methodist Church of Boyd, with the Rev. Bob Turk and the Rev. Dr. Jim Bowden officiating. Burial was to be at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Hollingsworth died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at her home.Born July 27, 1933, in Moody to John and Altha Stephens, she was raised in Dallas. She married Edward Earl Hollingsworth May 3, 1952. She began an after-school ministry, "Motivation Through Vision," at the First United Methodist Church of Boyd.She is survived by her husband of Haslet; daughter, Cathy Cartmill and husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth; sons, Kenneth Hollingsworth and wife, Yun Cha, of McKinney, Timothy Hollingsworth and wife, LouElla, of Haslet, Kelly Hollingsworth and wife, Sheri, of Duncanville and Jerry Don Hollingsworth and wife, Ginger, of Hurst; sister, Joy Hightower of Estes Park, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Holt, Ralph Burton, Sr.
1933-2008

Funeral for Ralph Burton Holt Sr., 74, of Bridgeport was Feb. 11 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Rick Cooper officiated. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Holt died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, in Bridgeport.
He was born July 27, 1933, in Fort Worth to Houston and Ruth Holt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila Holt, and a grandson, Dale Robertson.
He is survived by two sons, Ralph B. Holt Jr. of Bridgeport and Willie S. Holt of Decatur; three daughters, Debra Kay Short and Stacey L. Clayton, both of Decatur, and Shelly L. Thuringer of Colorado; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hooker, Frank
1918-2008

Published Thursday, October 23, 2008
Graveside service for Frank Hooker, 89, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Mobeetie Cemetery. The Rev. Dewane Adams will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Hooker died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 27, 1918, in Mobeetie, to Silas Hare and Annie Mae (Love) Hooker, he was in the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and married Hazel Kenyon on Sept. 23, 1956, in Wheeler. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond, Vernon, Harold, S.B. and Sam Hooker. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Carolyn Hooker of Mansfield; grandson, Jason Hooker of Bridgeport; great-granddaughters, Rylee and Mason; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hopkins, James Andrew
1944-2008

Published Thursday, November 13, 2008
Funeral for James A. "Jim" Hopkins, 64, of Newark was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur with the Rev. Greg Mohr officiating. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam, Ark.
Hopkins died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born Nov. 8, 1944, in Tulsa, Okla., to Andrew Cleburne and Mary Elizabeth Brown Hopkins, he married Billie Marie Painter May 4, 1970, in Miami, Okla. He was a carpenter prior to a career as an aircraft mechanic at American Airlines. He was a member of The River Church, the Carpenter's Local Union in Tulsa and the T.W.U. Transport Union.He is survived by his wife; daughters, Yvonne Rae Hopkins of Decatur and Lesa Grumbles of Arlington; stepdaughters, Cheryl Almond Vaughan of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Jamie Almond Brown of Fort Smith, Ark.; sister, Hazel Rogers of Van Buren, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.Honorary pallbearers for the Decatur service are Jim Alling, Alan Moore, Tom Burner, Rhett Rechenmacher, Jim Hickinbotham and Jim Tumlinson.Pallbearers for the Arkansas service are Wayne Fields, Carroll Gene Hopkins, Junior Hopkins, Christopher Ornelas, Bud Pruitt, Carl Franklin and Jason Carter.

Hopkins, Margaret
1931-2008

Published Thursday, July 10, 2008
Funeral for Margaret Hopkins, 77, of Bridgeport, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Mount Olivet Chapel with burial at Bourland Cemetery.
Hopkins died Monday, July 7, 2008.Born Jan. 15, 1931, in Bridgeport, she retired from Fort Worth ISD in 2004 after decades of teaching. She is survived by her daughters, Christine Atwood and husband, Harry, and Cheryl Lubow and husband, David; sons, Terry Barrow and wife, Vivian, Mike Barrow, Larry Hopkins and wife, Monica, Donny Hopkins and James Hopkins and wife, Lisa; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Hopkins, R.V.
1920-2008
Funeral for R.V. Hopkins, 87, of Sunset was Jan. 21 at Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs. The Revs. Mark Autry and Doyle Slimp officiated.
Hopkins died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, in Bowie.
Born March 8, 1920, in the Turkey Creek area of Wise County to Eula Mae and Marion Bluford Hopkins, he married Genell Griffis May 8, 1938, in Montague. He was a farmer and rancher and was a member of the Victory Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and a grandson, Johnny Wayne Hopkins.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Kenneth Hopkins and wife, Charlene, of Azle, Jimmy Hopkins and wife, Martha, of Park Springs and Milton Hopkins and wife, Carolyn, of Sunset; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous adopted and foster grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 24, 2008

Horner, Guy, Jr.
1923-2008

Published Sunday, November 9, 2008
Funeral for Guy Horner Jr., 85, of Alvord was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial was to be at Brushy Creek Cemetery in Alvord.
Horner died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, in Decatur.Born Feb. 2, 1923, to Cecil Guy and Clara Margaret (Cunningham) Horner, he married Oleta Wright of Slidell Dec. 6, 1946. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was a retired dairy farmer. He is survived by his wife; sons, Richard Horner and wife, Lanora, of Paradise, Mike Horner and wife, Charlotte, of Decatur, Nathan Lynn Horner of Alvord, Pat Horner and wife, Sherry, of Alvord and Jeff Horner and wife, Rhonda, of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Chad Horner and wife, April, of Decatur, Danny Horner and wife, Julie, of Paradise, Timothy Horner of Paradise, Nathan Paul Horner and wife, Nikki, of Alvord, Ashley Campbell and husband, Delvon, of Decatur, Nathan Scott Horner of Decatur, Jayson Horner of Chico, Lynnsey Horner of Wichita Falls, Nikki Horner of Decatur, Murphy Horner of Alvord, Whitney Horner of Alvord, Jeffrey Todd Horner of Ocean Side, Calif., and Shae Horner of Bridgeport; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Joy Smith of Alvord; brother, Travis Horner, and wife, Rilda, of Lake Fork; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Chad Horner, Danny Horner, Nathan Paul Horner, Nathan Scott Horner, Timothy Horner and Jayson Horner. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jeffrey Todd Horner, George Cunnius, Mark Jones and David Jones.

Horner, J.T. 'Jack'
1930-2008
Published Thursday, June 26, 2008
Graveside service for J.T. "Jack" Horner of Decatur was Tuesday, June 24, at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Waco.
Horner died June 21, 2008, in Decatur. Born Sept. 6, 1930, in Decatur, he was a longtime minister with the Church of Christ before retiring to Waco.He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry; sister, Juanna Cook; daughter, Betty Stone; and a grandson, Billy Stone. He is survived by his son, Gene Creech and wife, Aletha, of Woodson; daughters, Devona Fish and husband, Bruce, of Rowlette, Peggy Encinia and husband, Sonny, of Conroe and Louise Parten and husband, Frank, of Moletree, Ga.; son-in-law, Bill Stone of Lennox, Ga.; brother, Jimmy Horner and wife, Carolyn, of Decatur; sister, Oleta Jackson of Jacksboro; grandchildren, James Morris, Lynette Gillenwater, Rex Morris, Bobby Stone, Pam Winkle, Les Creech, Sheri Buse, Rusty Creech and Leigh Holley; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Rex Morris, Bryan Morris, Jimmy Horner Jr., Will Horner, Sonny Encinia and Bobby Stone.

Houk, Jeffrey Daniel
1975-2008

Funeral for Jeffrey Daniel Houk, 32, of Diamond Hill was at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10 at Union Baptist Church in Springtown with the Rev. Ray White officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove No. 2 Cemetery.
Houk died Friday, March 7, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Born March 25, 1975, in Fort Worth, he was the former owner of Twister’s Chicken in Haltom City.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Luella Houk.
He is survived by his daughters, Kayla Houk and Emily Jones of Fort Worth; a son, Jeffrey Houk of Fort Worth; a sister, Paula Fairbrother and husband, Ken, of Canada; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Houk, Stephen Houk, David Allen, Donald Sherry, Harrell Thornton, Shane Fox, Ray Gaston and Omar Bonilla. Honorary pallbearers were J.R. Thornton and David Fox.
Published Thursday, March 13, 2008

Howard, Tracy
1962-2008

Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Funeral for Tracy Howard, 46, of Mexico, Mo., was Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Howard died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at her home.Born Oct. 28, 1962, in Fort Worth to James K. Howard and Sue F. (Hoyl) Brady, she was a hairdresser. She lived in the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York for 15 years and spent most of her adult life in Texas and Missouri.She was preceded in death by her brother, Christopher K. Howard.She is survived by her daughter, Frances L. Rudasill of Mexico; her mother of Decatur; father of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters, Sally A. Santmaw of Charlotte, Wendy L. Divita of Castle Rock, Colo., and Kimberly M. Howard of Murrietta, Calif.; nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Larry Gober, Gary Gober, Tony Jackson, Austin Eustace, Brett Baker and Larry Box.Memorials may be made to the Wise County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 105 South Church, Decatur, TX 76234.

Hubbard, W.J. 'Corky'
1931-2008

Published Thursday, September 18, 2008
Funeral for W.J. "Corky" Hubbard, 76, of Denton, was Sept. 16 at Gateway United Baptist Church Chapel in Denton with the Rev. Buddy Owens officiating.
Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.Hubbard died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Denton.Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Decatur to Charles Thomas and Bess (Woods) Hubbard, he married Bobbie McCool on May 6, 1950, in Decatur. He was a retired machinist for Victor Equipment Co. and a member of Gateway United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Hubbard.Survivors include his wife of Denton; two daughters, Connie Hubbard of Denton and Beverly Boyd of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Joe Hubbard and Billy Hubbard, both of Denton; his sister, Peggy Reeves of Decatur; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Hudson, Jayne C.
1947-2008
Published Thursday, October 16, 2008
Memorial service for Jayne C. Hudson, 61, of Ponder was Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur.
Hudson died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. Born April 15, 1947, in Wichita, Kan., to Jewell and Barbara Cross, she met and married John Hudson while they were both attending college in Tulsa, Okla. The couple were longtime residents of Justin before moving to Ponder in 2003. She began volunteering at the Justin Library in 1984 and served as director beginning in October of 1997. She was a member of Central Fellowship Church. She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Kirstin Bennett and husband, Adam; grandchildren, Alex, Paris, Ayden, Kaity and Maddie; and mother-in-law, Hulda Hudson of Tulsa.Donations may be made in Hudson's name to the Justin Library.

Hudson, John Elmer
1918-2008

Published Thursday, December 18, 2008
Graveside service for John Elmer Hudson, 90, of Paradise will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Hudson died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, in Decatur.Born May 7, 1918, in Decatur to James and Kitty (Boydston) Hudson, he owned Hudson Grocery in Paradise. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was married to Utoka Fitzgerald.He was preceded in death by his wife and a sister, Jesse Parker.He is survived by his sons, Johnny Hudson and wife, Sue, of Paradise and James Hudson and wife, Sharon of Argyle; three grandchildren, Karen, Keith and Ashley; three great-grandchildren, John Duke, Word and Raychel; and sisters, Louise Skinner of Decatur and Eva Meek of Weatherford.

Hughes, Esther Lee Gilbert
1932-2008

Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Funeral for Esther Lee Gilbert-Hughes, 76, of Sunset was Nov. 21 in Fort Worth. Burial was at Sunset Cemetery.
Hughes died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, in Sunset.Born April 29, 1932, in Carbon to Ida and Walter Gilbert Sr., she married Lowell Bland Hughes Jr. Oct. 22, 1950, in Florence, Ariz. She was retired from Quickway Stamping in Euless.She was preceded in death by her siblings, Walter Horace Gilbert Jr., Fred Truman Gilbert, Weldon Bruce Gilbert and Emma Josephine Gilbert; and a grandchild, Heath Ray Owens.She is survived by her husband; children, Lowell Bland Hughes III and Wu Jing of China, Teresa Lee Cox and husband, Steve, Michelle Denise Long and husband, Tom, Wesley Darryl Hughes and Thera LeAnn Owens and husband, Tommy, all of Sunset; 10 grandchildren, Toni Michelle Sharer, Lowell Bland Hughes IV, Shi Wen Hughes, Stacy Leigh Privett, Patrick Wayne Cox, Tomorrow Michelle Long, Taber Rendell Long, Rendon Thomas Long, Wesley Cole Hughes and Heather LeAnn Owens; and two great-grandchildren, Scout Dennis-Graham Sharer and Zachary Thomas-Graham Sharer.Pallbearers were Lowell Hughes IV, Patrick Cox, Cole Hughes, Taber and Rendon Long, Jory Privett, Tommy Owens and Ramon Chavez.

Hughes, J. Lyndal
1906-2008
J. Lyndal Hughes, 101, of Bedford died April 5 at his home. Hughes was the first superintendent of the Northwest Independent School District and the district named the J. Lyndal Hughes Elementary School in his honor in 2005.
Funeral was Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel in Colleyville with burial in Gatesville Cemetery.
When the communities of Rhome, Roanoke, Justin and Haslet came together to form the Northwest district in 1949, they selected Hughes as their first superintendent.
Hughes earned both bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his teaching career in 1933 at Sunset Rural High School in Munday and was elected the Knox County School superintendent in 1934. He served as superintendent at Regan ISD in Falls County and Talco ISD in Titus County before coming to Northwest.
After leaving Northwest, Hughes served as superintendent of Burleson ISD for 13 years and later became an assistant superintendent in Irving ISD. He retired in 1973 after a 40-year career in public education.
Even after retirement, Hughes continued his work in education, often serving as a substitute teacher in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD for 17 years.
Survivors include his wife Patricia Hughes; children Lynn Hughes, Ronald Hughes, Larry Hughes, Nita Marback and Carolyn Hill and a stepdaughter Lisa Ann Shephard and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, April 10, 2008

Huntington, Wilma Stella
1921-2008

Graveside service for Wilma Stella Huntington, 86, of Decatur was Jan. 10 at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated.
Huntington died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 5, 1921, in Crafton to William Wiley and Dora Lee Higgs, she married Jack Forrest Huntington Aug. 24, 1951, in Dallas. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and volunteered at Blanton Gardens in Dallas, a Methodist home for aging.
She is survived by a daughter, Margaretta Deal and husband, Danny, of Waxahachie; a granddaughter, Michelle Cantrell of Ridgefield, Wash.; a grandson, Richard Roberts of McKinney; great-grandsons, Jay Bonk of Ridgefield, Wash., and Brandon Roberts of McKinney; great-great-granddaughter, Jaylee Bonk of Ridgefield; a sister, Geree Kirby of Decatur; a sister-in-law, Maxine Higgs of Decatur; as well as nieces, nephews and great-nephews and great-nieces.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hurley, Joel Bennett
1938-2008

Published Sunday, October 5, 2008
A memorial service for Joel Bennett Hurley, 70, of Dallas was Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Northwest Bible Church.
Hurley died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1938, in Marlin to Sturgis Pettigrew and Mary Frances Bennett Hurley, he grew up in Longview and graduated from Longview High School in 1955. He attended Texas Christian University where he was head cheerleader and president of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He enrolled in Naval Officer Candidate School in 1959 and served as a gunnery officer on the U.S.S. John W. Thompson. He married Linda Kay Arnette of Decatur in September of 1961.He worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 28 years and retired in 1991. He was active in the TCU alumni association and attended TCU football games. He was preceded in death by his brother.He is survived by his wife; his sons, Jefferson Bennett Hurley and wife, Carrie, and Patrick Joel Hurley; daughter, Laura Tyler and husband, Keith; grandchildren, Bennett, McKinley, Hogan, Mitchell, LaurenKate and Annie. Memorials may be made to the Christian Ministry Capernaum, Inc., P.O. Box 821536, Dallas, TX 75382-1536.

Irby, Tommy Clay
1931-2008
Published Thursday, December 4, 2008
Funeral for Tommy Clay Irby, 77, of Decatur will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack McBride officiating. Burial will be at DFW National Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Irby died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Decatur.Born Feb. 13, 1931, in Chickasha, Okla., to James Otis and Lucille Herring Irby, he married Vera Arliene Workman Feb. 20, 1988, in Daytona Beach, Fla. He worked at Braniff Airlines for 30 years and Fedex for seven years as an airline crew scheduler. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War, was a member of the River of Life Church in Bowie and was a Longhorn cattle rancher. He is survived by his wife; sons, Clay Irby of Midland, Randy Irby of Springtown, Terry and Tommy Irby of Energy; grandchildren, Justin, Steffanie, Kaly, Amber, Travis, Dan and Jonathan; and two great-grandchildren.

Jackson, Billy Frank
1918-2008

Funeral for Billy Frank Jackson, 89, of Rhome was March 6 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hurst officiating.
Jackson died Monday, March 3, 2008, at his home.
Born May 27, 1918, in Lamesa to John Chase and Mattie Elizabeth (Hudgins) Jackson, he married Doris McGoodwin Sept. 25, 1964, in New Mexico.
He started flying as an enlisted pilot with the U.S. Navy in 1940 and flew combat missions in World War II and Korea, earning 16,000 hours of flying time. He retired in 1957 and transferred to Sharpe Fort Worth Army depot in 1964, becoming the first civilian test pilot. He retired as chief civilian test pilot in 1972. He was a former member of the Blue Angels, a member of the Silver Eagles Pilot Association and VFW Post 10374.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky Fite; seven brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Anthony Jackson and wife, Betty, of Plant City, Fla.; daughters, Nancy Berry of Rhome, ReDeanna Hines and husband, Butch, of Rhome; six grandchildren, Mikeul, Ronnie, Jennifer, Stephanie, Sidney and Stacey; 11 great-grandchildren, Tony, Chaz, Miranda, Areanna, Mikellla, A.J., Bailey, Makayla, Devon, Kyla and Vanesa; great-grandchild, Hailey; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Rick Henderson, Tom Peterson, John Wayne Peterson, Jonathan Weaver, Walter Ransom and Gary Kopp. Honorary pallbearers were Ernie Matthews and Leon Shipley.
Published Sunday, March 9, 2008

Jackson, George Alvin, Jr.
1921-2008

Funeral for George Alvin Jackson Jr., 86, of Knox City was Feb. 24 at Aurora Baptist Church in Aurora with the Revs. Robert D. Griffin and Jimmy Withers officiating. Interment was at Aurora Cemetery.
Jackson died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008.
Born Nov. 9, 1921, in Gatesville, to the Rev. George Alvin Jackson Sr. and Leonna Honeycutt Jackson, he married Marie Evelyn Brown July 7, 1947. As a member of the U.S. Army during World War II, he served during the North African and Italian Campaigns and during the Battle of Anizo. He was a past Mason and Moslah Temple Shriner. He worked for General Dynamics, was employed as a plumber and later worked as a self-employed contractor for Southwestern Bell Telephone until retirement in 2001.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Jackson.
He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Donna Wojcik and husband, Stan, of Knox City; sisters, Lucille Hovend of Clifton, Mary Lois Barlow and husband, James, of Lebanon, Okla., and Faye Griffin and husband, Robert, of Oklahoma City; brother LeRoy Jackson and wife, Dorothy, of Aurora; a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Published Thursday, February 28, 2008

Jackson, Marjorie Ann Kimbrough
1928-2008

Published Sunday, June 29, 2008
Funeral for Marjorie Ann Kimbrough Jackson, 79, of Park Springs was June 27 at the Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial was at Crafton Cemetery in Crafton.
Jackson died Tuesday, June 24, 2008.Born Nov, 17, 1928, in Weatherford to James and Beulah Kimbrough, she helped her husband in their auto repair business before returning to farm life in Park Springs 30 years ago. She was known for her home-cooked meals and love of visiting and talking with friends and family. She cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whether sharing an after-school snack or roasting marshmallows around a campfire.She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. "Jake" Jackson and granddaughter, Bobina Begley.She is survived by a son, Malcolm Jackson and wife, Daisy Mae, of Fort Worth; a daughter, Donna Clay of Park Springs; grandchildren, Tammy Hite and husband, John, and James Clay, all of Park Springs, James Neathery and wife, Jana, of Alvarado, A.W. Neathery and wife, Linda, of Tennessee, Beth Neathery and husband, Dan, of Richland Hills and Julee Neathery and husband, Daniel, of Haltom City; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Clay, Chris Neathery, Herman Smith, Gerald Smith, David Jansky, Daniel Davis, Billy Campbell and Barry Hinkle.

James, Billie Jean
1931-2008

Published Sunday, August 24, 2008
Funeral for Billie Jean James, 77, of Decatur, was Thursday, Aug. 21, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was to be at 10 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa.
James died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, in Dallas.Born Jan. 8, 1931, in Wheeler County to D.T. and Teba (McCathern) Pfeil, she was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for the Wise Regional Health System Auxiliary and a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur. She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Barbara Ring.She is survived by her daughters, Jan O'Neal and husband, Mike, of Hobbs, N.M., Guyla Eudey and husband, Charles, of Bowie and Pam Turner and husband, Randy, of Aurora; grandchildren, Jeremy Smith, Jami Mount, Graham Eudey, Erin Harris, Carrie Vincent, Sally Gathings, Guy Turner, Monty O'Neal, Kyle O'Neal and Trent O'Neal; sister, DeLena Young and husband, Dean, of Fort Towson, Okla.; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Pallbearers were Graham Eudey, Jeremy Smith, Guy Turner, Tony Vincent, Rob Harris, Paul Gathings and Josh Mount.Memorials may be made to the Billie James Scholarship Fund in care of the First Baptist Church of Decatur, Adult 6 Department, 1200 Preskitt Road, Decatur, TX 76234.

James, Billy Earl
1940-2008

Published Sunday, June 15, 2008
Memorial service for Billy Earl James, 68, of Decatur was Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Decatur. A private burial followed at Bolivar Cemetery in Bolivar.
James died Sunday, June 8, 2008.Born Feb. 29, 1940, in Denton to R.V. (Dutch) and Eula Estelle (Coulter) James, he owned and operated his own body repair business. He graduated from Ponder High School and married his high school sweetheart, Marie Ashcraft, Aug. 21, 1958. He restored vintage automobiles and received top honors in the shows that he entered. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and gardening.He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond.He is survived by his wife; sons, Steven James and wife, Karen, and Russell James and wife, Donna, all of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Chase, Alex, Andi and Sam James of Fort Worth; sister, Patsy James of Denton; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Jason, Jennifer
1972-2008

Published Thursday, June 5, 2008
Memorial service for Jennifer Pitman Jason, 35, of Bowie was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
Jason died June 1, 2008, in Decatur.Born Sept. 15, 1972, in Wheatridge, Colo., she was a customer service representative with Poco Graphite. She lived in many areas of the western United States and spent several years in Norway before graduating in 1991 from the American Cobham School near London, England. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in human development in 1995 from Texas Tech University. She married Rodney Jason Oct. 10, 1998, and lived near Charleston, S.C., before moving to Bowie in March of 2008.She is survived by her husband; parents, Richard and SanDee Pitman of Sunset; sister, Amanda Lovette and husband, Trent, of Decatur and their two sons, Ethan and Joshua; grandmothers, Lou Pitman of Decatur and Beryl Free; and aunts, uncles and cousins.Memorials may be made to CASA of Jack and Wise County, P.O. Box 650, Decatur, TX 76234.

Jenkins, Doris Jean
1939-2008

Published Thursday, May 15, 2008
Graveside service for Doris Jean Jenkins, 69, of Bridgeport was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions of the Twin Oaks Assembly of God Church was to officiate.
Jenkins died Sunday, May 11, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Feb. 6, 1939, in Bridgeport to Cecil and Leatha (Morton) Young, she was a retired dietitian at Park Haven. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Sparkman; a daughter, Judy Sparkman; sister, Patsy Young; and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Sparkman. She is survived by her son, Jackie Lee Sparkman of Bridgeport and Michael Sparkman and wife, Dyone, of Crafton; daughters, Cynthia Burris and husband, Eddy, of Conroe and Cassandra Austin of Springtown; brothers, Clayborn Young and wife, Pat, of Decatur, Delbert Young of Bridgeport and Jimmy Young of Bridgeport; sisters, Annie Walker of Burleson, Sara Ruth Starnes of Bridgeport, Kathy Butler of Bridgeport and Teresa Goley and husband, Mike, of Decatur; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jennings, Kenneth
1937-2008

Funeral for Kenneth Jennings, 70, of Springtown was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at White's Springtown Funeral Home. Burial was to follow at Springtown Cemetery.
Jennings died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, in Springtown.
Born May 25, 1937, in Aurora to Orville and Juanita Jennings, he retired after 35 years as a banker. Ken would hunt birds and play golf. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janita Jennings; a son, Greg Jennings and wife, Janelle, of Amarillo; a daughter, Missy Grubis and husband, Jay, of Springtown; grandchildren, Jacob, Kyle, Justin, Jared, Jaylee, Jordan and Jayden; two brothers, Orville Lee Jennings of Fort Worth and Ronnie Jennings of Peach Tree City, Ga.; and many other relatives.
Published Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jennings, Larry
1951-2008
Published Sunday, September 7, 2008
Funeral for Larry Jennings, 56, of Chico will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Jones Family Funeral Home with burial at Sunset Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Randy James will officiate.
Jennings died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in Decatur. He was born Dec. 8, 1951, to John and Mattie Jennings.He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Minnie Jennings; children, Sharron Tucker and husband, Damon, Karen Vincent and Larry Jennings and wife, Stella; brothers, Derrell Jennings and wife, Carol, and Grady Jennings; sisters, Alma Morgan, Bonnie Jean Carter, Ginger Barnett, Annie Westbrooks, Nancy Armstrong and husband, Raymond, and Betty Lackey and husband, Barry; brother-in-law, Bill Minyard; sister-in-law, Loyce Jennings; grandchildren, Dusty, Don, Dylan, Meagan, Payton, Tyler and Caleb; as well as many nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be Dickie Dunn, Donnie Austin, Randy Wilson, Willie Jack Vincent, Jackie Andrews and James St. John. Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil Oates and Red Jenkins.

Jewell, David
1945-2008

Published Thursday, July 24, 2008
Funeral for David Jewell, 63, of Rhome was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with burial in Aurora Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Tackett officiating.
Jewell died Friday, July 18, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born July 3, 1945, in Spokane, Wash., to David Henry Jr. and Frances (Carleton) Jewell, he was a farmer. He married Brenda Stubbs March 18, 1967, in Bossier City, La.He was preceded in death by his father.He is survived by his wife; daughters, Stacey Calvery and husband, Richard, of Paradise and Mandy Olivares and husband, Jimmy, of Austin; grandchildren, Bailee, Nathan and Victoria; mother, Frances Jewell of Shreveport, La.; brother, Kenny Jewell and wife, Sharon, of Montrose, Colo.; sister, Pat Pickett and husband, Owen, of Lake Charles, La.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Pallbearers were Trae Hamm, Trae Luttrett, Pedro Angel, Mark Shearer, Weldon Ellis, Tony Trimble, Johnny Williams and Robert Ransom.

Johnson, Bobby Dean
1932-2008
Published Sunday, June 29, 2008
Service for Bobby Dean Johnson, 76, of Forestburg was June 26 at the Forestburg Church of Christ with the Rev. Sonny Cole officiating. Burial was at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg.
Johnson died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born May 13, 1932, in New Hope to Aldean and Katie Hollingworth Johnson, he was a supervisor in the aircraft industry, retired from Lockheed Martin. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry Korean conflict and was a member of the Forestburg Church of Christ.He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie.He is survived by two sons, Glynn Johnson and wife, Patricia, and Gary Johnson and wife, Elizabeth, all of Forestburg; sister, Wanda Monroe of Forestburg; grandchildren, Lindsey Ward of Lewisville, and Marsha Johnson, Garrett Johnson and Lance Johnson, all of Forestburg; three great-grandchildren, Keen Johnson of Tyler, Kincaid Johnson of Nocona and Kasch Johnson of Forestburg; and several nieces. Pallbearers were David Slimp, Jimmy Slimp, Rex Cross, David Cross, Sonny Cross, Mike Parker, Garrett Johnson and Lance Johnson.

Johnson, Charles Leroy
1935-2008

Memorial services for Charles Leroy Johnson, 72, of Chandler will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler with the Revs. Richard Prather and Johnny Irish officiating.
Johnson died Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
Born Aug. 15, 1935, in El Dorado, Kan., to Fred V. and Osca Ruth Johnson, he spent over 35 years in law enforcement. He was the first chief of Elderville Volunteer Fire Department. He served as fire marshal, interim city manager and captain of the police department for the city of Kilgore and was chief of police in Bridgeport and municipal judge of Runaway Bay.
Johnson served as an ombudsman for many years in the North Texas area. He was a member of the Boyd Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd degree mason. He also was a past president of the AARP in Bridgeport.
Johnson was a member of Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Wanda Sue Kennedy Johnson; son, Rick Johnson and wife, Dana, of Tyler; daughters, Debra Cates and husband, Kip, of New Harmony and Mary Veal of Tyler; sister-in-law, Charlotte Nelson and husband, Michael, of White Oak; three grandsons, two granddaughters and four great-granchildren.
Memorials may be made to Lake Palestine United Methodist Church, 2889 FM 315 South, Chandler, TX 75758, or Legacy Hospice, 120 East Southtown, Tyler, TX 75703, or a charity of choice.
Published Thursday, April 3, 2008

Johnson, Donald A.
1963-2008

Published Sunday, August 17, 2008
Funeral for Donald A. Johnson, 45, of Bridgeport was Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Freddie Villa officiating. Burial was at Thomas Cemetery.
Johnson died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born March 9, 1963, in Pasadena to Harry and Sue Johnson, he was a graduate of Bridgeport High School and a longtime resident of Bridgeport. He is survived by his son, Taylor Johnson; sisters, Linda Terry, Susan Ramey, Debbie Dorman and Carol Womack; brothers, Robert and Benny Johnson; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were J.B. Ramey, T.J. Shockler, Chad Johnson, Chase Johnson, Chance Johnson, Robert Johnson and Clay Terry. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Lowe, Dennis Halter, Tracy Martin, Benny Moyers, David Whatley, Tony Crisp and Floyd Crisp.

Johnson, Jimmie Neff
1928-2008

Published Sunday, September 21, 2008
Graveside service for Jimmie Neff Johnson, 80, of Decatur was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be at noon Saturday at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
Johnson died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008.Born March 18, 1928, in Justin to Horace James and Lillie Mae (Griffin) Johnson, he worked at the Shell service station and was a member of the St. John Baptist Church in Decatur. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William Shaw and Thomas Johnson, and sisters, Minnie Charles, Maurice Willis, Doris Johnson and Maurene Johnson.He is survived by his daughters, Glenda Reid of New Jersey, Glenda Washington of Mexia, LaWanda McAlister of Little Elm, LaVerne and Ima Johnson of Decatur and Ann Ransom of Boyd; sons, Jimmy, Ricky and Robert Johnson of Decatur; and a sister, Lillie Mae Young of Fort Worth.

Johnson, Marshall F.
1915-2008

Funeral for Marshall F. Johnson, 92, of Bridgeport will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6 at Balsora Baptist Church with the Revs. Matt Norton and Robbie Wynn officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Johnson died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Amherst, Neb., to Homer L. and Cecile Merrick Johnson, he was the owner of Johnson Machine Works in Bridgeport and Fort Worth. He married Jackie Clayton Nov. 19, 1988, in Bridgeport and was a member of Balsora Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Loien; wife, Marjorie; sons, Jim Bob Chivers and Kelly Stegall; sisters, Vivian Brown, Fern Divine, Velma Brander and Dorothy Carda; and grandchildren, Kathleen Stegall and Jade Chivers.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Marshall Johnson and wife, Velva, of Colleyville, Darrel Johnson and wife, Shirley, of Murrieta, Calif., and Paul Johnson and wife, Carol, of Arlington; daughters, Donna Frary of New York, Vicki Leis and husband, Ron, of Garden Plain, Kan., and Judy Keichlin and husband, Kevin, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sons, Bill Chivers and wife, Jane, of Grapevine, Tom Chivers and wife, Lorez, of Carrollton and Jim Stegall and wife, Pat, of Bridgeport; daughters-in-law, Beverly Stegall of Bridgeport and Glenda Chivers; 27 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; brother, Ken Johnson of Chapel, Neb.; and a niece.
Pallbearers will be Paul Johnson Jr., Brad Johnson, Tyler Olsen, Jason Peeler, Mike Hoselton, Shane Stegall, Steven Stegall and Andrew Ponder.
Memorials may be made to Balsora Baptist Church or Willow Point Cemetery.
Published Thursday, March 6, 2008

Johnson, Nelda Jane Lester
1926-2007

Funeral for Nelda Jane Johnson, 81, of Alvord was April 21 at Coker-Hawkins Chapel with Carl Livingston officiating. Burial was at Justin Cemetery.
Johnson died Friday, April 18, 2008, at her home.
Born Dec. 12, 1926, in Forney to Thomas Bryan and Connie Jordan Lester, she married Thomas Chester Johnson May 11, 1947, in Tarrant County.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Barbara Burkett, Berdyne Black and Iris Edmondson; brothers, Tom Lester Jr. and Connie Mac Lester.
She is survived by her sons, Allen Johnson and wife, Pat, of Benbrook, Paul Johnson and wife, Claudia, of Fort Worth, Phillip Johnson of Fort Worth, Bobby Johnson and wife, Angela, of Arlington, Donald Johnson and wife, Karen, of Joshua, Thomas Chester Johnson Jr. of Fort Worth and David Johnson and wife, Cate, of Trophy Club; daughters, Terry Hill and husband, Don, of Alvord, Gwendolyn Hignight of Arlington and Pamela Johnson Riley of Fort Worth; brother, Gary Lester and wife, Pauline, of Weatherford; sister, Edna Frances Attaway of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Allen Johnson, David Johnson, Paul Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Donald Johnson, Phillip Johnson and Thomas Chester Johnson Jr.
Published Sunday, April 27, 2008

Johnson, Ruby J.
1927-2008
Published Thursday, July 3, 2008
Memorial service for Ruby J. Johnson, 80, of Largo was held in the Bay Pines National Cemetery in Florida.
Johnson died Wednesday, June 4, 2008.Born in 1927 in Snyder to Leslie "Doc" and Hattie Belle Howell, she moved to Florida in 1970 after traveling the world with her serviceman husband of more than 63 years, Robert "Bob." She spent many years teaching neighborhood children to bowl at local bowling alleys and was active for many years in the Eastern Star, Camp Knox Chapter in Radcliff, Ky., as a member and a past Matron of Order. She was an honorable member of the order of Kentucky Colonels.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Johnson and three brothers, Billy, Wayne and Charles Howell.She is survived by five children, Robert II and wife, Sharon, Jimmy and wife, Teri, Mary and husband, Tony, Johnny and wife, Lori, and Mike and wife, Arlene; seven grandchildren, Tiffany, Bobby, Jason, Cameron, Jimmy, Cline and Brad; eight great-grandchildren; and cousins, Lola Greb, Mike and Bobby Watts and Willard Howell, all of Wise County.Memorials may be made to The Hopsice of the Florida Suncoast.

Johnson, Terry Weldon
1955-2008
Published Sunday, July 13, 2008
Funeral for Terry Weldon Johnson, 53, of Greenwood was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Bolivar Baptist Church with burial in Jackson Cemetery in Krum with the Rev. Buddy Johnson officiating.
Johnson died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in Denton.Born July 3, 1955, in Wise County to Howard Melvin and Omie Isabell Riley Johnson, he was a graduate of Krum High School and was employed by Alaska Interstate Construction in Anchorage, Alaska.He is survived by his sisters, Joyce Sauter and husband, George and Wilma "Pete" Lang and husband, Ray, all of Krum, Marjorie "Mert" Woodward of Skellytown and Linda George and husband, Flavil, of Durant, Okla.; brothers Donald Johnson and wife, Barbara, and Raymond Johnson and wife, Bonnie, all of Krum; sister-in-law, Joan Johnson of Krum; and special friends, Sidney and Barney Calvert.Pallbearers were to be Phil Ryan, Barney Calvert Jr., Kevin Maxwell, Clyde Cole, Gaylen Wilson, Ricky Wilson, David Wilson and Randy Wilson with Barney Calvert Sr. as honorary pallbearer.Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven Hospice, 501 S. Carroll No. 201, Denton, TX 76201.

Johnston, Buddy Charles
1935-2008

Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Funeral for Buddy Charles Johnston, 73, of Bridgeport, was Aug. 1 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur.
Johnston died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Decatur. Born Jan. 29, 1935, in Bridgeport to Charles and Clara (Wolff) Johnston, he was a lieutenant commander and a retired pilot for the U.S. Navy. He married Marion Keith May 9, 1959, in Odessa.He was preceded in death by his sister, Georgia Moore.He is survived by his wife; son, Keith Dewayne Johnston of Decatur; daughter, Kelly Johnston Pena and husband, Noe, of Houston; grandchildren, Jesse Johnston Pena, Tala Marie Johnston and Julisa Johnston Pena; brother, Victor Johnston of Lake Jackson; sister, Clarabell Newcomb of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jones, Billie, Jr.
1927-2008
Published Thursday, May 15, 2008
Funeral for Billie Jones Jr., 80, of Decatur was Thursday, May 1, at Coker-Hawkins Chapel in Decatur. Rick Ross and Josh Ross officiated. Burial was at Bennett Cemetery in Groveton.
Jones died on Monday, April 29, 2008, in Decatur.Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Trinity County to Billie and Kattie Lester Jones, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Jones married Bobbie Jean Hall Dec. 11, 1949.He was the secretary and treasurer of the OCAW local union in Texas City. He also served as an elder at several churches.Jones is survived by his wife; daughters, Beverly Ross and husband, Rick, of Decatur and Barbi Hutson and husband, Cecil, of Mesquite; grandchildren, Jenny Bizaillion and husband, David, Joshua Ross and wife, Kayci, Jonathan Ross and wife, Jennifer, Tiffany Hutson and husband, Hutt, and Tabitha Hutson; three great-grandchildren, Malaya Bizaillion, Jed Ross and Truitt Ross; and sister, Molina Parker of Texas.Pallbearers were Craig Jordan, Eric Vincent, Mark Duncum, Jacob Baker, Jason Mitschke and Kevin Wood. Honorary pallbearers are Joe McKay, John Hocking, John Ince, John Hinson and O.C. Cardenas.The pallbearers for the graveside service were Ted Hemness, James Due, Joshua Ross, Jonathan Ross, Hutt Hutson and David Bizaillion.The family requests memorials be made to Casa Sonrisa, P.O. Box 2189, Round Rock, TX 78680.

Jones, Edith Jane
1928-2008
Published Thursday, June 19, 2008
A private graveside service for Edith Jane Jones, 79, of Decatur will be held at Indian Springs Cemetery in Punta Gorda, Fla.
Jones died Sunday, June 15, 2008, in Decatur.Born Oct. 20, 1928, in Punta Gorda to Charlie and Goldie Bernice Jones, she was a retired secretary.She is survived by her sister, Doris Hoyl and husband, C.B., and nephews, Brian and Randall Hoyl, all of Decatur.

Jones, James Doyle
1932-2008
Published Sunday, December 7, 2008
Graveside service for James Doyle Jones, 76, of Bowie was Dec. 5 at Elmwood Cemetery with Mike Henson officiating.
Jones died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, in Dallas.Born April 11, 1932, in Frances, Okla., to Henry Samuel and Attie Bell (Henson) Jones, he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Betty Doyle March 21, 1952, in Clovis, N.M. He worked for various oil companies and was with Cities Service Oil Co., which became Occidental Petroleum Co., for 35 years. He also farmed and ranched.He is survived by his wife; sons, James "J.J." Jones and wife, Pam, of Bowie and Ken Jones and wife, Delores, of Chico; five grandchildren; sisters, Allene Stockton of Levelland, Carolyn Harrell and husband, Edward, of Luther, Okla., and Judy Maddox of Oklahoma City; brother, Rick Jones of Ardmore, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jones, Wilbur Monroe 'Bill'
1931-2008

Published Thursday, September 18, 2008
Memorial service for Wilbur Monroe "Bill" Jones, 76, of Bridgeport was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport.
Jones died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.Born Nov. 3, 1931, in Garden City, Kan., to Kyle Monroe and Viola Charlotte Jones, he attended high school in Fort Worth. He married Sue Ann Setters April 8, 1961, in Brownwood and lived in Brownwood and Hurst before moving to Bridgeport in 1989. He worked for Bell Helicopter for 25 years and retired in 1996 as a dispatcher. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport and served on the board of West Wise Special Utility District. He was a 32nd degree Mason, past member of Eureka Lodge No. 371 and a charter member of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite. He held all offices in Mid Cities Anglers Bass Club in Hurst.He fished, worked in the yard and did wood work. He was preceded in death by his sister, Pat Jones. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Taylor Rae Jones; sons, Raymond Jones and Johnny Jones and wife, Judy; sister, Darlene Rhoten; sister-in-law, Char Setters; grandchildren, Carol Mayo, Ben Jones, Binion Jones and Raydean Scarborough; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport or to Alzheimer's research.

Kalbfleisch, James
1948-2008
Funeral for James Kalbfleisch, 59, of Chico was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Tom Merritt was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Kalbfleisch died Monday, April 7, 2008, in Ohio.
Born May 18, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio, to Norman and Marjorie Kalbfleisch, he drove trucks and received Driver of the Month awards at Trinity Materials. He also rode motorcycles.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lola Kalbfleisch; his parents of Ohio; sons, Felix Padilla and wife, Tami, of New Mexico and Chris Leyva of Runaway Bay; daughters Yvonne Campbell of Ohio, Geri Wise of Las Vegas, Nev., Michelle Walton of Runaway Bay and Anna Leyva of Bridgeport; sisters, Kathy Crawford and husband, Jeff, of Ohio; grandchildren, Josh, Nathan, Anjelica, Shawnea, Dekkota, Joe, David, Stephanie, Jake, Nora, Jordan, Mariah and Abbi; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were to be Mike Shinn, Steve Wilson, Lawrence Romero, Billy Romero, Manuel Chavez and Juan Langora. Honorary pallbearer will be Dustin Walker.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Kelley, Floyd
1921-2008

Funeral for Floyd J. Kelley, 86, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. The Rev. Kevin Moore will officiate. Burial is in Krum Cemetery. Family was to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Kelley died Jan. 14, 2008, in Krum.
Born Oct. 25, 1921, to Walter Curtis and Estel Spurlock Kelley in Greenville, he was a retired maintenance supervisor for the highway department. He married Joe Lee Moore March 8, 1947, in Grayford. Kelley joined the Army Infantry in August of 1944 to serve in World War II.
He was a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge and an officer of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he previously served as a director, deacon and taught Sunday School.
He was preceded in death by one daugther, Jo Ann Teel, and one brother, Alton Kelley.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; two daughters, Karen Clark and husband, Robert, of Lewisville and Brenda Morrow and husband, Mike, of Krum; one son, Ronald Kelley and wife, Barbara, of Clyde; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rita Wiley; numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, January 17, 2008

Kelley, Joe Lee
1926-2008

Published Sunday, July 6, 2008
Funeral for Joe Lee Kelley, 81, of Denton, formerly of Decatur, was July 3 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Jackson Cemetery in Krum. Kevin Moore officiated.
Kelley died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in Denton.Born July 19, 1926, in Graford to Jospeh Earheart and Elvie Lelia (Jenkins) Moore, she was a homemaker. She married Floyd Junior Kelley March 8, 1947. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Alvord and the order of the Eastern Star.She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 14, 2008, and a daughter, JoAnn Teel.She is survived by her son, Ronald Kelley and wife, Barbara, of Clyde; daughters, Karen Clark and husband, Robert, of Lewisville and Brenda Morrow and husband, Mike, of Krum; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were Curtis Morrow, Jeff Morrow, Chuck Harper, Richard Potter Jr., Alley Kelley and Rickey Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Bowen, Amanda Harper and April Bowen.

Kennedy, Melba Cole
1919-2008
Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Funeral for Melba Cole Kennedy, 88, formerly of Bridgeport, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Visitation will take place at 1 p.m. She will be buried at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. Kennedy died Friday, May 30, 2008, in Grapevine.
Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Mesquite to Elbert Rufus and Dolly Ethel (Moore) Cole, she married Weldon Garrett Kennedy and was a retired Texas Instruments employee.She is survived by her husband; sons, Lynn Kennedy and wife, Billie, of College Station; and Kent Kennedy and wife, Beverly, of Euless; daughters, Kaye Read Coffman of Grapevine; Anne Janek and husband, Jessie, of Burleson; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Moon and Edith Thompson.

Kennemur, Pauline Estille
1923-2008

Published Thursday, July 17, 2008
Funeral for Pauline Estille Kennemur, 85, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Coker-Hawkins Chapel with burial in Justin Cemetery.
Kennemur died Sunday, July 13, 2008, in Decatur. Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Somervell County to Albert and Ruth (Neace) Cox, she married Elbert Wesley Kennemur July 4, 1943, in Justin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Justin Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Jessie Dean McDonough. She is survived by her sons, Wesley Kennemer and wife, Lynda, of Boyd, Charlie Kennemer and wife, Kathie, of McKinney and Richard Kennemer of Keller; daughters, Greta McDaniel and husband, Winford of Chico and Carla McGee and husband, Colby, of Decatur; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were to be Darrell Kennemer, Douglas Kennemer, Bill McDaniel, Jonathan Kennemer, Josh McDaniel and Jacob Trotter.

King, Oreta J.
1923-2008

Published Thursday, November 27, 2008
Funeral for Oreta J. King, 85, of Springtown was Nov. 25 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
King died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in Wautaga.Born June 13, 1923, in Tulsa, Okla., to Iva E. and John E. McKay, she attended school in Park Springs.She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl King Jr.She is survived by a son, Larry G. King and wife, Connie; two grandchildren, Lisa O'Gorman and husband, T.J., and Tonia King; and four great-grandchildren

Krueger, Dorothy 'Dodie'
1927-2008

Memorial service for Dorothy "Dodie" Krueger, 80, formerly of Runaway Bay was Jan. 14 in North Carolina.
Krueger died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in Statesville, N.C., where she was a resident of a nursing home.
She was born Oct. 31, 1927, in Denver, Colo., to George Swanson and Jenny Johnson.
The family requests memorials be made to the Altar Fund at Hope Lutheran Church at 4795 E. Texas Highway 199, Springtown, TX 76082 or to the Dodie Krueger Scholarship Fund in care of the Wise Regional Hospital Auxiliary, 609 Medical Center Dr., Decatur, TX 76234.
Published Thursday, January 24, 2008

Kuykendall, Gervias Bodge
1927-2008
Graveside service for Gervias Bodge Kuykendall, 80, of Bowie was to be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg. Sonny Cole was to officiate.
Kuykendall died Jan. 9, 2008, in Bowie.
Born June 21, 1927, in Forestburg to Jessie and Bettie Bates Kuykendall, he was a grain elevator operator.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Kuykendall and Gerry Kuykendall; and a sister, Wilma Matt Moseley.
He is survived by a daughter, Leah Rae Kuykendall of Wichita Falls; a brother, Kenneth Ott Kuykendall of Valley View; a sister, Imogene Tommie Hargrove of Bridgeport; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Kuykendall, Leota
1910-2008

Funeral for Leota Kuykendall, 97, of Bridgeport, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home.
Kuykendall died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 21, 1910, in Chico to Claude and Blanche Largent Cox, she married William Kirk Kuykendall in Decatur. He preceded her in death in January 1971. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport where she was active in the Adult 4 Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Tuesday Bridge Club.
Kuykendall was preceded in death by a brother, E.T. Cox; and a sister, Opal Lee Boyd.
She is survived by a son, Charles Kuykendall and wife, Carol, of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Claudia King and husband, Steve, of Laguna Hills, Calif., and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Debra, Jeff and Jay.
Published Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lavender, Lila Lee Anspaugh
1925-2008

Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
Graveside service for Lila Lee Anspaugh Lavender, 82, of Boyd is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Sonny Smith officiating.
Lavender died Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Boyd.Born Oct. 9, 1925, in Jackson, Mich., to James Leroy and Ella Marie (Pentacost) Anspaugh, she was a homemaker. She married George Fritz Lavender July 3, 1946, in Fort Worth. She is survived by her daughters, Elaine Bible and Linda Lavender, both of Boyd; one grandson, Greg Hull of Quinlan; and three great-grandchildren, Shayna, Kaleb and Kathy Hull.

Lawrence, Clyde Frederick 'Fred'
1947-2008

Published Sunday, July 27, 2008
Funeral for Clyde Frederick "Fred" Lawrence, 60, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Grace Fellowship Church with Marc Moore officiating. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Lawrence died Wednesday, July 23, 2008.Born Aug. 28, 1947, in Bridgeport to Clyde and Neva Nell Lawrence, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. He was also an outdoorsman and fished and hunted.He was preceded in death by his son, Cary Patrick, a brother, Larry Lawrence, and a sister, Terry Huggins.He is survived by a sister, Sharon Holt; daughters, Christy Lawrence, Renee Lawrence and Kasey Lawrence; and a grandson, Jon Lawrence.Contributions may be made to any veterans organization.

Leach, Rodney Dale
1957-2008

Memorial service for Rodney Dale “Doc” Leach, 51, of Runaway Bay will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Rose, Okla.
Leach died Monday, March 3, 2008, in Runaway Bay.
Born Feb. 6, 1957, in Tahlequah, Okla., to George Jr. and Hester Acorn Leach, he was a cement finisher.
He is survived by his wife, Lora, of Runaway Bay; a son, Wesley; daughters, Miranda and Tara; his parents; brothers, J.W. Young, William and David Leach; sisters, Georgetta Thomas, Wanda Williams and Maleta Herrera; numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, March 9, 2008

Leake, Gene ‘Pete’
1927-2008

Funeral for Gene “Pete” Leake, 80, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Ken May will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur.
Leake died Monday, March 10, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 24, 1927, in Decatur to H.F. and Blanche Walker Leake, he was a retired aerospace business worker and member of Masonic Lodge No. 447 for more than 50 years. He married Mary Jo Truitt on July 16, 1949, in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Truitt Leake , Ray Leake and wife, Pam, Gay Leake and wife, Lynne, all of Denton; a brother, Jack Leake and wife, Reba, of Decatur; and five grandchildren, April and Allen Kuykendall, Cody, Casey and Carlton Leake.
Pallbearers will be Cody Leake, Casey Leake, Carlton Leake, April Kuykendall, Allan Kuykendall, Willie Joe Howard, Joe Leake and Jim Armes. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Wilson, Billy Joe Snider, Paul Howard, Rickey Truitt, Charlie Parry, Jimmy Joe Steel, Joe Forman and Raymond Truitt.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Decatur’s building fund.
Published Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lee, Claude
1956-2008

Published Thursday, August 14, 2008
Funeral for Claude Lee, 51, of Rhome is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport.
Lee died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, in Rhome.Born Dec. 26, 1956, in San Jose, Calif., to Claude Morgan and Ida (Martin) Lee, he married Diana Ayres Feb. 5, 2005, in Decatur.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Tamara Putman of Alvord; two sons, Thomas and Jason Askew of Grapevine; five grandchildren; his mother, Ida Lee of Fresno, Calif.; four sisters, Dell Madron, Dorothy Eads and Lori Lee, all of Fresno and Arie Burris of Nashau, N.H.; and brother, Kenny Martin of Tulsa, Okla.

Lemire, Robert Gerald 'Jerry'
1930-2008

Published Sunday, August 24, 2008
Graveside service for Robert Gerald "Jerry" Lemire, 78, of Fort Worth was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Lemire died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born March 26, 1930, to George and Irma Parker Lemire, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his children, Linda G. Presher and husband, Victor, of Boyd, Robert M. Lemire of Sunset, Steven C. Lemire of Euless, Michelle L. Lemire and husband, Santiago Arrigunaga of Euless, DonnaLaVell J. Nelson of Burleson, Robert G. Lemire and wife, Rachel, and Gerald W. Lemire of Waxahachie; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Lewis, Elzie Gevern, Sr.
1930-2008
Published Thursday, October 2, 2008
Funeral for Elzie Gevern Lewis Sr., 78, of Jacksboro will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the First Baptist Church of Jacksbobro. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lewis died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Graham. Born Aug. 10, 1930, in Jack County to Hart and Margaret Lucille (Taylor) Lewis, he was a heavy equipment operator and attended Cundiff Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Lou Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Ann Lewis, of Jacksboro; daughters, Lynette Shelton and husband, Ricky, of Longview; Laurie Bills and husband, Roger, of Jacksboro; sons, Gevern Lewis Jr. and wife, Rhonda, Greg Lewis and wife, Jenilynn, both of Jacksboro; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lewis, Mable
1917-2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Graveside service for Mable Lewis, 91, of Decatur was Friday, Aug. 1, at Bethel Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Vaughn officiating.
Lewis died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, in Decatur.Born June 2, 1917, in Ardmore, Okla., to A.L. and Emily Anice (Edwards) Boulin, she was a homemaker. She married Lawrence Lewis April 22, 1944, in Harlington. She was past president of the Nursing Home Residence Council, was active in the Senior Citizens Center in Decatur and was a longtime member of Bell Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Bob, Bill, Jerry, Larry and John Lewis; daughter, Dorothy Rodebaugh; grandson, Robert Lewis, seven brothers and one sister.She is survived by her daughters, Susan Brotzman and husband, Larry, of Kyle, Sheila Hardee and husband, Weldon, of Decatur, Joan Jackson and husband, Kent, of Sunset; daughter-in-law, Mary Lewis; 21 grandchildren and and numerous great-grandchildren.Honorary pallbearers were Michael Brotzman, Kevin Brotzman, John Gillespie, Michael Lewis, Mike Haynes, Billy Hardee and Jesse Hardee.

Limme, Earl David
1929-2008

Funeral for Earl David Limme, 78, of Decatur was March 8 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Pugh officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
Limme died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in Decatur.
Born April 23, 1929, in Paradise to Fredrick Carl and Dessie Irene Limme, he married Ruth Limme Dec. 27, 1952, in Lewisville, Ark. He served in Korea with the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1957.
He is survived by his wife; sons, David M. Limme and wife, Frances, of Decatur and Graylen D. Limme and wife, Carolyn, of Fort Worth; brother, W.J. Limme of Fort Worth; sister, Joyce Moore of Sunset; three grandchildren, Karen McKivven, J.D. Limme and Graylen Limme Jr.
Pallbearers were J.D. Limme, Karl McKivven, Johnny McGovern, Freddie Dickeson, Roland Moore and Randy Limme.
Published Thursday, March 13, 2008

Logan, Jackie Louise
1925-2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Graveside service for Jackie Louise Logan, 83, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Aurora Cemetery.
Logan died Wednesday, July 30, 2008.Born May 19, 1925, in Decatur to Lloyd and Ora (Matherson) Douglas, she married Pat Logan in 1947.She was preceded in death by her husband.She is survived by her nephews, Bud Logan and wife, Mickey, of Rhome, Harry Logan and wife, Jherrie, of Rhome; niece, JoAnne Young and husband, John, of Midland; and numerous cousins

Long, Hugh ‘Hubert’ Earl, Jr.
1938-2008
Funeral for Hugh “Hubert” Earl Long Jr., 69, of Lewisville was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Flower Mound Family Funeral Chapel.
Long died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.
Born Oct. 11, 1938, in Corpus Christi to Hubert Earl Long Sr. and Dora (Casveer) Long, he grew up in Slidell. He owned Long Hydromulch & Seeding Co. until his retirement a few years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Scarlett Long; daughter, Sheryl Long of Austin; son, Bert Long of Kansas City, Kan.; sisters, Charlotte Fortenberry of Slidell and Johnnie Ray Seale of Corpus Christi; brother, Dormand Long of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.
Published Thursday, February 6, 2008

Long, Jimmy
1948-2008

A memorial service for Jimmy Ford Long, 59, of Paradise was to be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Long died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at his home.
Born March 15, 1948, in Fort Worth to Edsel and Gertie (Traffanstedt) Long, he married Nina L. McCanless May 21, 1967, in Fort Worth. He was a local owner and operator for CKJ and was a previous employee of TXI. He was a 33rd degree Mason.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Laurel Sexton.
He is survived by his wife, Nina Long of Paradise; sons, Rowdy Long and Jeremy Long, both of Paradise; grandchildren, Melissa, Joshua, Brittney and Mackenzie; sister, Patricia Underwood of Paradise; brother, Danny Long of Waxahachie; numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, February 10, 2008

Long, Madelene Vandiver Stanley
1915-2008

Published Sunday, October 12, 2008
Funeral for Madelene Vandiver Stanley Long, 93, of Decatur was Friday, Oct. 11, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Roberts officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Long died Oct. 8, 2008.Born Sept. 24, 1915, in Colbert County, Ala., to Walter Vandiver and Sara Ann Rickman, she married Wallace Stanley Sept. 3, 1939, in Alabama. They were married for 28 years at his death. She married Coleman Long in 1970 in Decatur and was married for 20 years at his death in 1990. She was a dorm mother at the Denton State School for more than 20 years.She was preceded in death by her husbands; daughters, Billie Ruth Stanley, Patricia Gayle Love and Martha Sue Broedling; granddaughters, Angela Corsbie and Amy Tuggle; and a grandson, Dane Broedling. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Roberts and husband, Corky, of Decatur and Betty Wallace of Decatur; sons, Roy Stanley and wife, Tammy of Bowie, John Stanley and wife, Sylvia, of Georgia and Rickey Stanley and wife, Linda, of Fort Worth; sisters, Marie Woodly of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Amzona Mason of Zepherhills, Fla., and Hazel McCollum of Moulton, Ala.; brothers, Earnest Vandiver of La Grange, Ala., and J.D. Vandiver of Lakeland, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were Mark Corsbie, Jeff Love, Chase Gilbert, Marcus Baker, Justin Archuleta, Jeremy Archuleta, Chris Corsbie and Cesar Calderon.

Low, Hugh Eleanor
1934-2008

Graveside service for Hugh Eleanor Low, 73, of Newark will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Low died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Decatur.
Born April 30, 1934, in Lake Worth, she was a singer.
She is survived by friends, Bonnie Jaramillo and husband Anthony, Ryder Jaramillo, Stoney Croxton, Amber Welsh, Chris Anfonta and Tasha Jaramillo, all of Newark, and Candi Rosado and husband Bobby of Saginaw.
Published Sunday, January 6, 2008

Lowe, Elizabeth G.
1936-2008
Published Sunday, December 7, 2008
Graveside service for Elizabeth G. Lowe, 72, of Peaster, formerly of Arlington and Alvord, will be held at a later date.
Lowe died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, in Peaster.Born July 30, 1936, in Toledo, Ohio, to Morrie Fink and Geraldine Jewett, she moved with her family to Texas in 1950. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Lowe; brother, Robert Jewett; and two grandsons, Nathan Lowe and Charles W. Yates.She is survived by a son, William Lowe and wife, Cindy, of Arlington; daughters, Mary Clark and husband, Bob, of Peaster, Melanie Hofsiss and husband, Duane, of Alvord, Catherine Piggott and husband, Leonard, of Alvarado, Janet Story and husband, Richard, and Patricia Lowe, all of Fort Worth and Frances Lowe of Peaster; brothers, Frances Jewett and wife, Lorain, of Tyler; grandchildren, Theressa and Steve Hertel, Robert and Alicia Burchard of Burleson, Chris and Tracey Hofsiss of Sunset, Cyrus Hofsiss of Denton, Phillip and Shaleigh Lee of Azle, Kitty, Frankie and Leonard Piggott of Alvarado, Jake, Dolly, Courtney and Ricky Story of Fort Worth, Florence and Nick Fucile, Herman Lowe, Ann Lowe, Dora and James Tome of Arlington, John Lowe of Peaster, Johnette Yates of Idalou and Crystal and Dean Hunt of Niceville, Fla.; and 35 great-grandchildren, including Tabitha, Becky and Natalie Hofsiss of Sunset, Zane Lee, Charles Yates, Rose Hill, Melanie and Cody Price of Alvord, Eric and Desirae Lee, and Amarae and Mary Hurst of Azle.

Lowery, Ola H.
1917-2008

Published Thursday, September 11, 2008
Funeral for Ola H. Lowery, 91, of Azle was Monday, Sept. 8, at Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery.
Lowery died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in Azle.Born Aug. 27, 1917, in Roanoke to Jessie and Beulah Holman, she attended garage sales, played dominoes, sewed, made pillows and quilted. She was a member of the Ash Creek Baptist Church for 50 years and was active in Sunday school, the Rebecca Lodge, the Red Hat Society, Home Extension Club and numerous other activities. She volunteered at the library and visited nursing homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harper Lowery, in 1983, and two sisters, Dola Stokes and Corrine Stone Cooper.She is survived by a son, Preston Lowery and wife, Cathy, of Paradise; daughter, Deana Holt and husband, Charles, of Azle; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Velma Barrow of Weatherford; numerous nieces and nephews.

Lyon, William M. 'Billy'
1965-2008

Published Sunday, August 24, 2008
Funeral for William M. 'Billy' Lyon, 43, of Boyd was Aug. 20 at Trinity Baptist Church of Boyd with the Rev. Daryl Hatley officiating.
Lyon died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, in Springtown. Born March 27, 1965, in San Rafel, Calif., to Ronald Jean and Willie Inez (Hatley) Lyon, he was a welder for Union Iron Workers.He was preceded in death by his daughters, Tammy Inez and Tiffany Nichole Lyon.He is survived by his son, Casey Lyon of Fort Worth; daughter, Amanda Nichole Lyon of Fort Worth; stepson, Michael Gean Cooper; granddaughter, Cloey Nichole Kodayashi of Fort Worth; his father and wife, Linda, of Paradise; sisters, Cindy Bennett and husband, Ray, of Weatherford and Shannon Ashford and husband, Keith, of Fort Worth; brother, Mark Lyon and wife, Lisa, of Boyd; grandfather, Willie Hatley of Boyd; and grandmother, Billie Maxine Simpson of Arlington.Pallbearers were Tinker Marsden, James Marsden, Marvin Ezell, Tom Wise, Joshua Sanders and Keith Ashford.

Manire, J.P. "Speck"
1919-2008
Published Thursday, July 3, 2008
Graveside service for J.P. "Speck" Manire, 89, of Denton is at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Manire died Sunday, June 29, 2008, in Denton.Born May 1, 1919, in Greenwood to Arthur and Ida Manire, he worked for Borden's Dairy and retired from Parkland Hospital. He was a graduate of Decatur High School, Decatur Baptist College and the University of North Texas. He served in the U.S. Army Force during World War II in the European Theatre. He married Doris Wanda Hendricks in 1954.He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, Robert "Roboat," Don "Crellon" and Leon "Leaky" Manire and a sister, Daisy.He is survived by a son, Phil "Little Joe" Manire and wife, Kim; grandsons, Cody "Peewee" and John Manire; and granddaughter, Beth "Rosey."

Mann, Patsy Y.
1933-2008

Published Thursday, August 7, 2008
Funeral for Patsy Y. Mann, 74, of Decatur was Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church with Dr. Van Gardner officiating. Burial followed at Deep Creek Cemetery.
Mann died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008.Born Dec. 15, 1933, in Harrold to Edgar and Hazel (Haralson) Underwood, she married L.W. Mann May 7, 1950, in Weatherford. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.She is survived by her husband; sons, Rusty Mann and wife, Monica, of Bridgeport and Tim Mann and wife, Vicki, of Jacksboro; grandsons, Shawn Mann and wife, Jodi, and Scott, Jesi and Cory Mann; great-grandson, Brady Mann; brother, Jervis Underwood and wife, Carmen; sisters, Sue Maxwell and husband, Frank, Laura Helen Hensley and husband, Mike, and Mary Whisenant.Pallbearers were Shawn Mann, Scott Mann, Cory Mann, Jesi Mann, Todd Holtz, J.J. Wilson and Chance Wilson.

Mann, Truett Ward
1926-2008
Published Thursday, November 27, 2008
Funeral for Truett Ward Mann, 82, of Bridgeport was Nov. 24 at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport with the Revs. Dana Coker and Johnny Irish officiating. Burial was at Eastside Cemetery.
Mann died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in Denton.Born Oct. 24, 1926, in Bridgeport to James Henry and Maud Mann, he was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Mann; brothers, W.J. Mann, Gerald Mann, Neil Mann and Woodrow Mann; and a sister, Nora Mann.He is survived by his wife, Della Mann; daughters, Mollye Gardner and husband, Larry, and Marion Winder and husband, John; sons, Jim Mann and wife, Marcia, Tommy Mann and wife, Donna, Bill Mann and Phil Haynes and wife, Linda; sister, Wanda Thompson; seven grandsons and five granddaughters; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews

Manoushagian, Milton Lowry
1924-2008

Funeral for Milton Lowry Manoushagian, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Manoushagian died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008.
Born Dec, 18, 1924, in Wichita Falls, he was an oil and gas businessman. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Third Marine Division in the South Pacific during World War II. Upon his return to Wichita Falls, he studied at Midwestern State University and graduated from the school of business at Southern Methodist University. He was a charter member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and a member of the Wise County Roughnecks, Lion's Club, chamber of commerce, Bridgeport Education Foundation, First United Methodist Church and many Bridgeport civic groups.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Jean Pace Manoushagian; sons, Ralph Pace Manoushagian and wife, Melinda, and Kent Charles Manoushagian and wife, Dana; grandchildren, Andrew Manoushagian, Beth Wykrent and husband, Damon, J.T. Manoushagian and wife, Sandy, Davis Manoushagian and Madison Manoushagian; sister-in-law, Ruth Jordan; and nieces, Linda, Charlotte and Jennie.
The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport Building Fund.
Pallbearers will be J.L. Conquest, B.C. Green, Dr. David Ray, Dr. Leo V. Selz, Les Raley and David Barksdale.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Maples, Aquilla Faye
1918-2008

Published Thursday, October 30, 2008
Funeral for Aquilla Faye Maples, 90, of Decatur was Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Maples died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.Born Aug. 6, 1918, in Sycamore to Jim and Minnie (Trussel) Young, she married Fred E. Maples July 29, 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998 and her brothers, Lawrence Young, T.H. Young and John Bob Young.She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Simpson and husband, Kenny, of Arlington; son, Fred Maples and wife, Trumanell, of Providence Village; grandson, James Maples and wife, Tara, of McKinney; brother, Allen Ray Young and wife, Nelda, of Sycamore; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Jim Keen, Chuck Greever, Edwin Haney, Wayne Alexander, Bud Enis, Dr. W.M. Lewis, Bobby Wilson and Jimmy Cunnius.Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1200 W. Preskitt Road, Decatur, TX 76234.

Markham, Anthony L.
1943-2008
Funeral for Anthony L. Markham, 64, of West Point, Utah, formerly of Decatur, was April 11 at Lindquist Heights Memorial Park in Ogden, Utah.
Markham died Monday, April 7, 2008, in Ogden.
Born Aug. 30, 1943, in Grand Prairie to Lloyd and Ava Toten Markham, he married Vicki Garrett March 20, 1975, in Elko, Nev.
He served with the U.S. Army's 228 Assault Helicopter Squadron in 1965 in Vietnam, flying between 80 and 100 missions and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal. He then worked for the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam in 1971. He flew more than 100 combat missions and earned five air medals. He retired from the military in 1981 and then retired in 2004 from 20 years of government service.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Roddy J. Hillan.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Anthony Lloyd Markham Jr. and wife, Heidi, of South Ogden and Robert Anthony Markham of West Point; three daughters, Cynthia A. Stenquist and husband, Cary, of Nixa, Mo., Ava M. Strebel and husband, Daniel, of North Ogden and Nicole D. Gibbs and husband, Stephen, of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Lonnie Ray Markham of Houston.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Marshall, Paul Edward
1937-2008

Published Thursday, May 1, 2008
Funeral for Paul Edward Marshall, 70, formerly of Decatur, will be at noon Thursday, May 1, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in North Richland Hills. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the DFW National Cemetery.
Marshall died Monday, April 28, 2008.Born in 1937, he graduated from Greensburg High School in 1955. He retired from the Air Force in 1978 and from civil service in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Collier Marshall; son, Steven Marshall; daughters, Carolyn Jacobus, Sharon James and Marnissa Moseley; brother, Wade Marshall; grandchildren, Cyrus Marshall, Kenneth Marshall, Traci Marshall, Sean Jacobus, Johnathan Jacobus, Samual Jacobus, Eric James, Ean James and Shelbi Moseley; great-grandchildren, Cassidy Marshall, Vivian Marshall and Katelynn Jacobus; sons-in-law, Donald Upchurch, Ronald James and Zac Moseley; daughter-in-law, Ethel Marshall; and granddaughter-in-law, Jenni Jacobus.

Mason, Gregg Alan
1958-2008

Published Thursday, December 4, 2008
Memorial service for Gregg Alan Mason, 50, of Decatur will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Thomas Brummett officiating.
Mason died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Childress.Born Nov. 3, 1958, in Lockport, N.Y., to Cloyce and Adina Kuehne Mason, he married Cynthia Melick Feb. 16, 1979, in Houston. He was an aircraft mechanic for American Airlines, former scout master of Troop 121 in Decatur and an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Melanie Mason of Decatur; son, James Mason of Decatur; sister, Lynn Caddell of Houston; brothers, Charles Mason of Houston and Steven Mason of Connecticut; mother, Adina Mason of Tempe, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to the Decatur Lion's Scout Fund, P.O. Box 135, Decatur, TX 76234.

Matthews, Ivan
1923-2008

Published Thursday, September 25, 2008
Graveside service for Ivan Matthews, 85, of Rhome will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Aurora Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Matthews died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.Born Sept. 4, 1923, in Springtown to William Odell and Mary Etta (Jennings) Matthews, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Norma Jean Harvey June 22, 1946. He retired from P.L. Harvey Appliances where he was an appliance repairman.He was preceded in death by his sisters, Faye Baskett and Birgie Cooper.He is survived by his wife of Rhome; daughters, Melba Housden of Carrollton and Suzy Burk of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Justin, Tiffany, Cody and Lindsay; and great-grandchildren, Savannah, Colton and Ramsay.Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.

Mattison, Gary Louis
1949-2008
Published Thursday, August 14, 2008
Memorial service for Gary Louis Mattison, 58, of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with Monty Tuttle of Central Fellowship Church in Decatur officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Mattison died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008.Born Nov. 25, 1949, in Weslaco to Norbertt Allan and Wanda Lea (Stowe) Mattison, he married Teresa Christian Oct. 22, 1977, in Decatur. He was a self-employed masonry contractor. He was preceded in death by a brother, Brent Alan Mattison.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Cory Mattison Johnson and husband, Ian, of Denton; sons, Chris Mattison and wife, Laci, of Decatur and Andy Mattison of Decatur; grandsons, Reagan, Jace and Cade; his father of Lubbock; brothers, Steve Mattison of Jerrell and Brady Mattison of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews.

Mauldin, Jeannette
1925-2008
Published Sunday, October 19, 2008
Funeral for Jeanette Mauldin, 83, of North Richland Hills was Oct. 17 in Fort Worth. Mauldin died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in a local hospital.
Born May 19, 1925, in Oceola to Johnnie and Robert Germany, she was a retired worker with Alcon Labs. She was preceded in death by brothers, Harvey Germany and Junior Germany; sisters, Dorothy Heldt and Mary Arrick; and granddaughter, Cody Miles. She is survived by her husband, F.W. "Bill" Mauldin; daughters, Patricia Branum, Glenda Metts and Delane Miles; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Jimmy Germany.

Maxwell, Clara F.
1915-2008

Published Thursday, June 5, 2008
Funeral for Clara F. Maxwell, 93, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Irish officiating. Burial was to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Maxwell died Monday, June 2, 2008.Born March 1, 1915, in Era to John Hamilton and Lucy Elizabeth (Gaines) Gentry, she married Charlie M. Maxwell Dec. 25, 1934, in Denton. She was a long-time bookkeeper in the Wise County auditor's office and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. She was preceded in death by her husband after 50 years of marriage. She is survived by her son, Rex Maxwell and wife, Barbara, of Greenwood; daughters, Kathleen Stinnett and husband, Jerry, of Bridgeport, Virginia Wood of Bridgeport and Carolyn Addison and husband, Charles, of Albertville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mayfield, George D.
1940-2008

Published Sunday, December 14, 2008
Funeral for George D. Mayfield, 68, of Paradise was Dec. 12 at Boyd Church of Christ with Eddie Montgomery officiating. Burial was at Aurora Cemetery.
Mayfield died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Decatur. Born Feb. 8, 1940, in Decatur to Lemond and Mattie Faye (Oates) Mayfield, he married Winogene Stokes June 4, 1968, in Fort Worth. He was a heat treat specialist for Bell Helicopter and was a member of the Church of Christ in Boyd.He was preceded in death by his brother, Gene Mayfield.He is survived by his wife; sons, Doug Mayfield of Azle, Tim Mayfield of San Francisco, Jackie Stone of Aurora and Kevin Stone of Boyd; daughters, Dorrie Mayfield of Azle, Darla Davis and husband, Gary, of Rhome and Lanai Gillott and husband, Tim, of Decatur; grandchildren, D.J., Jack, Kevin, Jr., Cody, Robert, Crystal, Ashton, Chelsey, Joseph, Alex, Sebastin, Sean and Daniel; and great-grandchildren, Mandy and Tatum.Pallbearers were Tim Gillott, Gary Davis, Clyde Slimp, Jackie Stone, Monte Tedrow, Gene Dilleshaw and Jack Stone.

Mayfield, Glenn
1935-2008

Published Thursday, July 17, 2008
Funeral for Glenn Mayfield, 73, of Decatur, was July 15 at the Church of Christ in Boyd. Mayfield died Saturday, July 12, 2008, in Decatur.
Born March 24, 1935, in Maysville, Okla., to Fletcher and Bessie Mayfield, he was a civil service equipment specialist. He attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and was a member of the Boyd Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marvetta Harrison.He is survived by his wife, Francis Mayfield of Decatur; son Mike Mayfield and wife, Kristen, of Tulsa, Okla., daughters, Mary Verner and husband, Carol, of Decatur; Mindi Mayfield of Irving; five grandchildren, Mandy, Nick, Kinzi, Kassidy and Jozi Rose Fletcher; brother, Jim Mayfield and wife, Lou, of Pauls Valley, Okla., and sister, Judy McCaleb, of Plano.

McCain, Jerry Beth Roberts
1954-2008
Graveside service for Jerry Beth Roberts McCain, 54, of Greenwood was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Sycamore Cemetery with Sonny Cole officiating.
McCain died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Mansfield.
She was born Feb. 25, 1954, in Decatur to N.B. “Chink” and Dorathea Murner Roberts.
She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Arrin McCain of Forestburg; brothers, Joe Bert Roberts of Greenwood and Jim Bob Roberts and wife, Sheree Wiley, of Forestburg; grandchildren, Kristina, Katherine, Kaegen, Kenneth and Patrick; three nieces and six nephews; two great-nieces and five great-nephews.
Published Sunday, March 2, 2008

McCandles, Mary Lou
1936-2008

Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Funeral for Mary Lou McCandles, 71, of Forestburg was to be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Forestburg Methodist Church with the Revs. Larry Coleman and Sam Campbell officiating. Burial was to be at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg.
McCandles died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 29, 1936, in Decatur to Virgil Dalton Loyd and Myrtle Via Rosenburg Loyd, she married Cecil Dale McCandles Aug. 1, 1953, in Montague. They made their home in Forestburg. She had many jobs, including factory seamstress, truck driver, cafe owner and operator, school bus driver and cook at the Forestburg school cafeteria, from which she retired in 2003. She kept score at the basketball games and assisted with the Big M Radio Company with her husband until his death in 1953. She kept books for Jim Bowie Radio for the last eight years. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda McCandles Lively Gordon and husband, William, of Forestburg; brothers, Gene Grundy and wife, Renee, of Decatur and Virgil "Sonny" Loyd and wife, Margie, of Decatur; sisters, Mildred Cauthen and husband, Weldon, of Decatur, Martha Lindsey and husband, Jack, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Alice Lawson and husband, Butch, of Runaway Bay and Kay Davis and husband, James, of Slidell; grandchildren Ralph Hale, Dina Brown, Jamie Lively and wife, Angie, Dale Lively and wife, Jamie, Pamela Gordon Ray and husband, Jay Don, and William Gordon; great-grandchildren Michael Smith, Keish Richards, Donavan Crabtree, Tristen Hill, Allie Brewer, Koda Paige and Kobyn Lane Ray; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

McCarley, Faye
1927-2008

Published Thursday, July 3, 2008
Funeral for Faye McCarley, 80, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in McKinney with burial in Ridgeview Memorial Park.
McCarley died Sunday, June 29, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born Dec. 27, 1927, in Fannin County to Arthur Lonzo and Allie Mae (Hendrixson) Vandagriff, she married Troy Lee McCarley Aug. 11, 1945, in Sherman. She was a member of the Texas Westerneers Riding Club of Euless, the Cocker Hill Riding Club and a member of the Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church.She was preceded in death by nine siblings.She is survived by her husband; children, Ronnie McCarley and wife, Susie, of Forestburg, Pam Walsh and husband, H.L., of Paradise and Jim McCarley of Decatur; grandchildren, Jimmy McCarley of Azle, Buffy Strange of Buna and Ryan Meals of Paradise; great-grandchildren, Micah McCarley and Ty Meals; and a sister, Anna Cunningham of Wills Point.

McCauley, Obie
1951-2008
Published Thursday, September 18, 2008
Graveside service for Obie McCauley, 57, of Olney was Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson with Kelly Russell of the First Baptist Church officiating.
McCauley died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Olney.Born Feb. 12, 1951, in Center to O.B. and Ruth (Dennis) McCauley, he married Rebecca Ann Weatherford Sept. 27, 1977, in Newcastle. He was a mechanic, an oilfield welder and a member of the Baptist Church. He moved from Graham to Olney in 2004. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth McCauley, and sister, Lavonne Baggett. He is survived by his wife; sons, Andrew Weatherford and wife, Michele, of Olney, Jeremiah McCauley of Graham, Obie McCauley of Olney, Joshua McCauley of Graham, James K. McCauley and wife, Dorothy of Olney and Thomas McCauley and wife, Rebekah, of Huntsville; daughter, Dianna McCauley of Olney; brother, Preston McCauley and wife, Annette, of Decatur; sisters, Ida Weatherford of Graham, Ruby Eanes of Bryson and Margie Bowlin of Center; mother-in-law, Lillian Weatherford of Olney; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Solaris Hospice, 1001 W. Main, Suite 4, Olney, TX 76374.

McClain, Della Mae
1940-2008

Published Thursday, October 16, 2008
Funeral for Della Mae McClain, 67, of Bridgeport is scheduled for a later date in Indiana.
McClain died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 26, 1940, to Charles and Georgia (Fronfield) Mason in Van Wert County, Ohio, she was a retired office manager for Texaco. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Allen McClain. She is survived by her grandchildren, Melissa Reed and Jeremy McClain of Alvord; brothers, Bob Mason of Glendale, Ariz., and Dick Mason of Frankford, Ind.; a sister, Margie Knafel, of Columbus City, Ind.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

McClain, Jeffrey L.
1959-2008

A memorial service for Jeffrey L. McClain, 48, of Chico will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport.
McClain died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Bowie.
Born Aug. 18, 1959, in Vanwert, Ohio, to Jim and Della McClain, he married Debra Watson Aug. 25, 1983, in Arlington. He was an operations manager for Nortex Modular Space.
He is survived by his wife; son, Jeremy McClain of Chico; daughter, Melissa Read and husband, Chris, of Chico; mother, Della McClain, of Chico; father, Jim McClain and wife, Margaret, of Harrod, Ohio; mother-in-law, Mary Spence and husband, Carl, of Grapevine; father-in-law Richard Watson of Lubbock; as well as uncles and aunts.
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

McClung, Ruby
1917-2008

Funeral for Ruby McClung, 90, of Alvord will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at Zion Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Charles Wallace, David Kurtz and Randy Hardisty officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3 in Alvord. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
McClung died Monday, April 21, 2008, in Bowie.
Born Sept. 20, 1917, to Gus and Alice Green, she attended school in Alvord. She married B.W. McClung Nov. 29, 1934, and was married 45 years until his death Aug. 28, 1980.
She worked at Dieb Dry Goods in Alvord for almost 30 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and had over 50 years of service. Ruby served as treasurer for Zion Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was awarded the Gold Patron of Missions award for 50 years of service. She also served as treasurer of Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Parker and husband, Donnie, of Alvord; grandchildren, Brent Parker and wife, Cindy, Donnette Hicks and husband, Larry; great-grandchildren, LaToya and Kendall Parker and Larrison, Wilson and Parker Hicks; sister, Josephine Richardson of Arlington; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Brent Parker, Larry Hicks, Chris King, Sean Heinz, Andy Heinz, Jeff Heinz, Parker Hicks and Wilson Hicks.
Published Thursday, April 24, 2008

McClure, Jimmy Lee
1931-2008

Published Thursday, November 13, 2008
Funeral for Jimmy Lee McClure, 76, of Decatur was Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial was at Alvord Cemetery.
McClure died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in Decatur.Born Dec. 14, 1931, to Samuel Carson and Ola B. (Caraway) McClure, he married Charlotte Jean Yale Aug. 3, 1954, in Montague County. He was an engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation and a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife; son, Rusty McClure and wife, Martha, of Sunset; daughters, Penny Miller of Hurst and Sandra Wright and husband, Dudley, of Chico; brothers, Sam B. McClure of Decatur, Bobby McClure of Decatur, Eddie McClure of Bowie and Jerry McClure of Elgin, Ore.; sisters, Wanda Morris of DeQueen, Ark., Lou Neally of Yantis and Sherry Minton of Graford; grandchildren, Jessica Oliver of Temple, Dusty Wright of Lubbock, Jade Cayce of Bedford, Katie Hyde of Mabank and Seth Miller of Abilene; and great-grandchildren, Addison Kinsey, Gracie Barker, Zane Cayce and Katilyn Oliver.Pallbearers were Kevin Lemond, Mike Lemond, Mike McClure, Randall McClure, Frank Hobbs and Robert Gage.Honorary pallbearers were Chess Hall, Carl Greer, Max McDonald, Bill Askey, Ken Mullins, Vern Tipton, Bud Graber and Dub Hobbs.

McCurdy, Ruth Taylor
1911-2008
Published Thursday, August 7, 2008
Funeral for Ruth Taylor McCurdy, 97, of Decatur was Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.
McCurdy died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, in Decatur.Born May 14, 1911, in Decatur to John Jackson and Cora Elizabeth (Duncan) Taylor, she married Allan Chambers McCurdy Dec. 25, 1932. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband.She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ann Adair of Decatur; grandchildren, Tamra Stephens, Mark Starnes and Sheryl Adair; five great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Tommy Blessing, K.C. McCurdy, Henley "Bo" Fox, Russell Fox, Marty Fox and Bobby Downe.

McDaniel, Dorothy
1928-2008
Published Thursday, July 31, 2008
Graveside service for Dorothy McDaniel, 79, of Fife Lake, Mich., formerly of Decatur, was July 23 at Walton Cemetery in Fife Lake. The Rev. Bruce VanDussen of the Fife Lake Baptist Church officiated.
McDaniel died Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Fife Lake.Born Oct. 9, 1928, in Decatur to Floyd and Ima (Gaston) Vess, she married Ruben McDaniel Oct. 1, 1958, in Weatherford. They lived in Fort Worth before moving to Fife Lake in 1980. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 18, 1990; a sister, Stella Blanch; and two brothers, Carroll and Alden. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Wilson and wife, Judy, of Boyd, Wanda Smith and husband, Roger, and Diane Cowherd and husband, Calvin, all of Fife Lake, Judy Greer and Alvin Hatley, both of Decatur; sisters, Ethel Duke and Helen Baker, both of Boyd; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. The family requests memoials be made to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.

McDaniel, William
1945-2008

Published Sunday, July 13, 2008
Funeral for William McDaniel, 63, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Jones Funeral Home with burial in Jim Ned Cemetery in Runaway Bay. The Rev. Joey Vick was to officiate.
McDaniel died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born March 10, 1945, in Decatur to Jess and Ethel McDaniel, he was a drilling foreman in the oilfield.He is survived by his wife, Liz McDaniel; son, Frank Hobbs and wife, Wanda; daughters, Connie Stokes, Debra Williamson and Melissa Stringer; sister, Mary Wright and husband, James; grandchildren, Lauren, Hayden, Kyle, Constance, Jennifer and Harley; and one great-grandchild, Brayden.Pallbearers were to be Rodney Romine, Tommy Romine, Robert Pittman, Casey Reid, Scott Elliott, James Hilton, Brad Harrell and Larry Fatheree. Honorary pallbearers were to be 12 co-workers from Cholla Petroleum Inc.

McDermitt, Kenneth
1934-2008

Visitation for Kenneth McDermitt, 73, of Decatur was March 25 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel.
McDermitt died Monday, March 24, 2008, in Decatur.
Born July 20, 1934, in Plainview to Lester and Ettie McDermitt, he served on the police force in Amarillo, Dimmitt and Friona. He married Barbara Clark Aug. 15, 1953, in Dimmitt.
He was preceded in death by his brother and sister.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Cindy Ellis, Julie Blanton and Becky Burr; a son, Kyle McDermitt; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, March 27, 2008

McDonald, Robert
1916-2008
Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Funeral for Robert Lewis McDonald of Alvord was Nov. 10 at Alvord Church of Christ with burial at Alvord Cemetery.
McDonald died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in Bowie.Born April 24, 1916, in Alvord to John Patrick and Artie Ardella (Warner) McDonald, he married Joy Lea McGee Sept. 24, 1944. He was a mechanic, welder and machinist. He was a member of the Alvord Church of Christ and a former elder of the church. He served on the Alvord City Council and volunteered with the Alvord Volunteer Fire Department for more than 40 years, serving several positions, including fire chief. He built the first fire trucks used by the Alvord Fire Department.He was preceded in death by his wife, two sisters and three brothers.He is survived by two brothers, John McDonald of Seminole, Okla., and Max McDonald of Decatur; his sons, Mike McDonald and wife, Glenice, of Krum, Dan McDonald and wife, Roseann, of Hurst and Randy McDonald and wife, Irene, of Alvord; grandchildren, Wes McDonald, Ted McDonald, Jason McDonald and Crystal McDonald; two step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the Alvord Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 63, Alvord, TX 76225 or Hospice of Rural Texas, 705 Greenwood, Bowie, TX 76230.

McElhannon, James D., Jr.
1930-2008
Funeral for James D. McElhannon, 78, of Rhome will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.
McElhannon died Sunday, March 23, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 16, 1930, in Loraine to James Dewey McElhannon Sr. and Katie Fitts McElhannon, he worked in retail sales.
He married Bonnie Mae Pickard May 23, 1954, in Nocona.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; sons, Jim and wife, Rachel, of Alvord, Matt and wife, Mindy, of Rhome, Mark and wife, Kellie, of Flower Mound; six grandchildren and a brother, Bill, of Dallas.
Published Thursday, March 27, 2008

McGregory, Ronald Leon
1950-2008

Funeral for Ronald Leon McGregory, 57, of Newark was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur. Burial was at Brushy Cemetery.
McGregory died Thursday, March 27, 2008, in Newark.
Born Nov. 25, 1950, in Bowie to Leon and Merrell (Garrett) McGregory, he was a graduate of Bowie High School and graduated magna cum laude from Midwestern State University in 1973. While living in Wichita Falls he served as choir director at Sheppard Air Force Base. He was a retired Newark postmaster.
He was a member of the Newark Chamber of Commerce and the Wise County Democratic Party.
He is survived by his daughter, Kristen Francelle McGregory of Irving; great aunts and a great uncle and numerous cousins.
Published Thursday, April 3, 2008

McKay, Darius Lee
1928-2008
Funeral for the Rev. Darius Lee McKay was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Bethel Baptist Church in Nocona with the Rev. Chuck Schobert and the Rev. Dwayne McClure officiating. Burial will be at the Sunset Cemetery in Sunset.
McKay died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Nocona.
Born April 30, 1928, in Borger to John McKay and Iva Wilson, he married Ruth Elain Howard. He was a Southern Baptist minister for 60 years, serving Trinity Baptist in Wichita Falls for 25 years. While living in Wichita Falls, he appeared on the cable channel show “Happiness is Sober.” He went 35 years without missing Sunday school.
McKay was also a barber and went to hospitals to cut hair for those who were not able to get to him.
He was preceded in death by his brother, J.S. McKay, and a granddaughter, Amanda Marie McKay.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Rev. Darius McKay Jr. and wife, Sheila, of Keller; daughters, Shirley Andres and husband, Steven, of Irving, Darese Cotton and husband, Ron, of Wichita Falls and Susie Kaufman and husband, John, of Muenster; sister, Orieta King of Keller; brother, Kenneth McKay of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Myra’s building fund.
Published Sunday, March 2, 2008

McLaughlin, Juanita Rayford
1933-2008
Published Thursday, August 7, 2008
Funeral for Juanita Rayford McLaughlin, 75, of DeKalb was Thursday, July 31, at Mount Olivet in Fort Worth.
Mclaughlin died Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Dallas.Born Jan. 9, 1933, in Tyler to Leon and Mattie Rayford, she once owned and operated Newark Cafe. She was a longtime Wise County resident.She is survived by her children, James Cornstubble and Gene Lynch; and her grandchildren, Bubba, Little Gene, April, Ryan, Jessica and Jena, all of Wise County.

McMullen, L.A. 'Mac'
1931-2008

Published Sunday, August 24, 2008
Funeral for L.A. "Mac" McMullen, 77, of Alvord was Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the First Baptist Church of Sunset with Tim Neeley officiating. Burial followed at the Alvord Cemetery.
McMullen died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Decatur. Born July 2, 1931, to Luther James and Etta May (Barman) McMullen, he married Judy Elaine Bradley Feb. 25, 1995, in Decatur. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sunset, the Masonic Lodge No. 512 in Alvord and worked for the Alvord ISD maintenance department. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.He is survived by his wife of Alvord; sons, Larry McMullen of Alvord, Ron McMullen of Georgetown, Lynn McMullen of Alvord, Ricky McMullen of Arlington and Roger McMullen of Bridgeport; daughter, Patti Brown of Keller; stepsons, Billy Trim of Alvord and Doyle Johnson of Fort Hood; stepdaughters, Stacy Tackett and Terri Caswell of Bowie; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Jason McMullen, James McMullen, Jeff McMullen, Jimmy McMullen, Danny Waltman and Cody McMullen.

McQuiston, Madalyn Kristina
1923-2008

Published Thursday, August 28, 2008
Memorial service for Madalyn Kristina McQuiston, 84, of Decatur and formerly of Runaway Bay, was Saturday, Aug. 23, at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Tusla, Okla., with great-nephew Adam Barnett officiating.
McQuiston died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, in Decatur. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Winfield, Kan., to Arthur and Tina Brewer, she graduated with an associate's degree from Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colo. She married Horace Leman McQuiston June 9, 1946, in Winfield. The couple lived in Runaway Bay from 1977 to 2000. She was an elder and member of the Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport where she was a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband in April of 2000.She is survived by her sons, Harvy McQuiston and wife, Colleen, of Katy, Garrett McQuiston and wife, Kathy, of Plano and Mike McQuiston and wife, Kristi, of Decatur; grandchildren, Meredith, Tiffany, Ryan, Cassidy, Carlye and Mollory; and several nieces and nephews.

Medlen, Phyllis Audrey Easton
1924-2008
Published Thursday, May 22, 2008
Memorial service for Phyllis Audrey Easton Medlen, 83, formerly of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport.
Medlen died Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Mountain Grove, Mo.Born Dec. 21, 1924, in Pacific Grove, Calif., to Horace and Lyda Hyatt Easton, she worked at Meyers Insurance Agency and as a secretary of the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. She graduated in 1943 from Salinas High School and, after business school training and employment, she left California to work for Brown and Root Construction Co. in Alaska. There she met Thomas Medlen of Bridgeport, whom she married in December of 1951. After moving around several times, the couple settled in Bridgeport. She moved to Mountain Grove in 2002.She was preceded in death by her husband and son, Peter Medlen. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Thacker and husband, Gene, of Vacaville, Calif.; a son, Thomas Medlen of Rio Vista, Calif.; two daughters-in-law, Lynn Medlen of Arlington and Jane Medlen of Mountain Grove; five grandchildren, Kevin, Todd and Craig Thacker and Robert and Emma Medlen.Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimers Association.

Middleton, George Garland
1930-2008
Graveside service for George Garland Middleton, 77, of Bridgeport will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at East Bridgeport Cemetery with Jeanne Evans officiating.
Middleton died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 8, 1930, in Joaquin to Arthur and Della Mae (Mills) Middleton, he was a retired parts manager.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elma Oneal Middleton, and his brother, Arthur Middleton.
He is survived by his granddaughter, Tammy Evans of Rhome; great-granddaughters, Shalyn Evans and Silver Oneal; sister, Nancy Middleton of San Antonio; several nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

Miller, Gerald 'Jerry' Edwin
1952-2008

Published Thursday, June 12, 2008
Memorial service for Gerald "Jerry" Edwin Miller, 55, of Alvord was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating.
Miller died Friday, June 6, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born Sept. 3, 1952, to Chester and Wanda June (Kuykendall) Miller in McAllen, he was an oilfield pumper for Ryder Scott Management. He married Penny (McClure) Miller Sept. 3, 1984. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord and served in the United States Air Force and Navy during the Vietnam conflict.He was preceded in death by his mother.He is survived by his wife; daughters, Jessica Oliver and husband, John, of Temple; Jade Cayce and husband, Pate, of Bedford; son, Seth Miller of Abilene; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Oliver; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Miller, Juanita
1922-2008
Graveside service for Juanita Miller, 85, was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora.
She was born April 12, 1922, in Fannin County.
Survivors include her children, Millie Bailey, Ray Gifford and J.R. Gifford; stepdaughter, Linda Vaughn; grandchildren, Marllene Rachuig, Rena Garrett, Eddie and Edwin Bailey, Jason and Miranda Vaughn; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Published Sunday, February 10, 2008

Miller, Opal
1927-2007

Funeral for Opal Miller, 80, Decatur was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur. The Rev. Bill Jeffrey was to officiate.
Miller died Thursday, March 12, in Decatur.
Born April 19, 1927, to Charlie and Maud Beall in Goodlet, she married Jessie Coleman Miller Jr. on March 29, 1944, in Decatur. She worked as an oil and real estate abstractor and was a member of the Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her husband and son, Mike Miller.
She is survived by a son, Raleigh Miller and wife, Linda, of Decatur; two grandsons, Michael Miller of Silver Springs, Md., and Chris Miller of Dallas; and two great-grandchildren, Carter and Anna Miller of Silver Springs, Md.
Published Sunday, March 16, 2008

Millican, Mansefield M.
1920-2008

Published Thursday, May 8, 2008
Funeral for Mansefield "Manse" Millican, 88, of Decatur was Tuesday, May 6 at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with burial to be at Chapel Cemetery in San Saba County at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7.
Millican died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at his home. Born March 14, 1920, in Chapel to Julian and Iris (Godwin) Millican, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force in England and France during World War II. After the war, he began his career in the grocery business at Red & White Grocery Company in Chapel. He also worked at the Walker Smith Company in Brownwood and Kimbell Grocery Company in Fort Worth and throughout West Texas. He finished out his career at Minyard's Food Stores.He golfed and ranched. He was a charter member of the Westcliff United Methodist Church in Fort Worth and St. Luke's United Methodist Church in San Angelo. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Millican; daughter, Marcy Perkins of Decatur; sons, Robert Millican and wife, Vickie, of San Antonio and Scott Millican and wife, Pam, of Arlington; step daughters, Carolyn Sheasley of Bedford and Olivia Neely of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Josh Perkins and wife, Mary, Jamie Milliman and husband, Rit, Jacob Millican, Zachary Millican, Ryan Tharp, Lauren Millican, Hilary Millican, Bobby Tyler, Jeanie Tyler, Michael Maidens, Gina Pittman and husband, Robert; several great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces.Memorials may be made to Chapel Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 322, San Saba, TX 76877, or to the First United Methodist Church of Decatur, 103 N. Miller, Decatur, TX 76234.

Milton, Otha Dee ‘Whacker’
1926-2007

Funeral for Otha Dee “Whacker” Milton, 81, of Wizard Wells was Wednesday, Jan. 2 at First Baptist Church in Joplin with Dr. Loury Drue Nero officiating. Graveside service was at Belew Cemetery, north of Aubrey.
Milton died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, in Wizard Wells.
Born May 16, 1926, in Aubrey to John D. and Sudie Mae Sanders Milton, he was a retired locksmith for North Texas State University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II. He married Connie Brown Sept. 23, 2000, in Wizard Wells. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Joplin.
He was preceded in death by wives, Oleta Arlene Wilson and Iva Dell Lee; granddaughter, Heather Leann Finley; and son-in-law, Thomas Holmes Finley.
He is survived by his wife; five children, Gwendolyn Finley of Cedar Creek Lake, Ronald Dee Milton and wife Guyneithe of Moss Lake, Deirdre Cutarelli and husband John of Cardington, Ohio, Suzi Carter and husband Gary of Weatherford and Curtis Smith and wife Bobette of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Rev. Marshall Leon Milton and wife Modell of Denton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Eric Finley, Curtis Smith, Joshua Carter, Gary Carter, Jimmy Vestal, James Morrow, Jordan Bennett and Steven Mock.
Published Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mitchell, Bernice Jean
1930-2008

Published Thursday, October 2, 2008
Bernice Jean Mitchell, 78, of Chico died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008.
Born Sept. 4, 1930, in Jackson, Miss., to Richard and Velma (Ellis) Foshee, she married John Authus Mitchell Sr. Jan. 25, 1974, in Bowie. She was a retired cook. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002; her sons, Carl Wayne Smith, Calvin Lynn Smith and Eddie Woods; her daughter, Shandy Jones; two brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by her sons, Abner Woods and wife, Glenda, of Chico, John Mitchell of Chico, Kenny Smith of Jackson and Gary Smith and wife, Susan, of Ashville, N.C.; daughters, Lori Warner and husband, Charlie, of Boyd, and Gailann Smith of Sherman; 35 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchilden; sisters, Bobbie Ingram, Geraldine Coke and Faye Barlow; brother, Jerry Foshee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mooney, Cherlye 'Chery'
1946-2008
Funeral service for Cherlye "Chery" Mooney, 61, of Decatur will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at First Methodist Church in Decatur with Revs. Roy Spore and Johnny Irish officiating.
Mooney died Sunday, April 6, in Dallas.
Born Aug. 26, 1946, in Haysprings, Neb., to Andy and Lila Anderson, she married Dan Mooney on Jan. 14, 1969, in Ft. Benning, Ga. She was a school bus driver for Decatur ISD. She was also co-owner of Johnson Book Store in Decatur.
Mooney is survived by her husband; sons, Glenn Cook and wife Kayla of Abilene, Tony Mooney and wife, Paula, of Decatur and Brian Mooney of Decatur; daughter, Billie Cochran and husband, Josh, of Decatur; grandchildren, Keenan, Brittany, Tamara and Tana Cook and Connor and Devin Mooney; brothers, Yunton Compo of Idaho, Jim Cook of Colorado, Glenn Anderson of Germany and Leon Anderson of Decatur; sisters, Lani Vaughn of Decatur, Kathy Smith and Penny Torske of Nebraska and Yvonne Keyes and Julie Baron of Arkansas.
Published Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mooney, Harvey Madison 'Tim', III
1942-2008
Published Thursday, August 14, 2008
Visitation for Harvey Madison "Tim" Mooney III, 66, of Gainesville will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at 217 E. 4th St., in Lindsay.
Mooney died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Gainesville.Born July 22, 1942, in Bridgeport to Mary Jo Hopson and H.M. Mooney Jr., he was a graduate of Decatur High School and a member of Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, training pets, writing poetry, wood carving, trading at flea markets and playing dominoes at Stanford House Senior Citizens Center.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jandy K. Mooney and a brother, Michael Mooney.He is survived by his daughter, Mindy Mooney of Saginaw; brothers, Dudley Mooney of Santo and Mart Mooney and wife, Linda, of Decatur; sisters, Laura Hubbard of Alvord, Mary Hubbard and husband, Arvel, of Decatur, Nell Hess and Dana Elliott, both of Lindsay, Meradith Smith and husband, Les, of Ophir, Colo., Virginia (Gin) Henry and husband, Larry, of Gainesville and Molly Crawshaw and husband, Glenn, of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews.Honorary pallbearer was to be James Lopez. Memorials may be made to the Stanford House, 401 W. Garnett St., Gainesville, TX 76240.

Moore, David Lee
1930-2008

Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Memorial service for David Lee Moore, 47, of Saginaw, formerly of Newark, was Nov. 12 in Hurst. Burial was at the VA Memorial Park.
Moore died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in Saginaw.Born Dec. 22, 1960, in Fort Worth to Lewis Edward and May Moore, he served in the U.S. Army.He is survived by his mother, May Goss, and stepfather, Wallace Goss; children, Michael and Jennifer Moore; brothers, Daniel Lloyd Moore and wife, Brenda, and Darrin Lewis Moore; sisters, Diana Lynn Hukill and husband, Johnny, and Darla LeAnn Gallant and husband, Johnny; stepbrothers, Chea, Eddie and Wallace Jr.; stepsister Angela Goss of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Moore, Debbie White
1954-2008

Published Thursday, May 22, 2008
Graveside service for Debbie White Moore, 53, of Decatur will be Tuesday, May 27, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating.
Moore died Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Decatur.Born Nov. 16, 1954, in Decatur to Wylie Glenn and Corene Endsley White, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, James Christopher Ellis.She is survived by her husband, Johnny Moore of New Fairview; daughters, Corey Anne Chabert and Laura Leigh Johnson, both of Decatur; Glenn Aaron Putnam and Jeffrey Lyn Keller, both of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren, Dessie, Christian, Cody and Katelynn Putnam, Michael Keller, Maddison Gildon and Keaton Goode.

Moore, Mary Ann
1958-2008

Funeral for Mary Ann Moore, 50, of Runaway Bay was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Burial was to follow in Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Demmitt was to officiate.
Born Feb. 14, 1958, in Memphis, Tenn., to Mary and Grant Timberman, Moore died Sunday Feb. 17, 2008, in Decatur.
She is survived by her parents; a daughter, Alicia Ramos and husband, Cesar; a sister, Ellen Taylor and husband, Randy; two brothers, Roy and Lewis Timberman; three grandchildren, Halie, Nathan and Jacob Ramos; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Cesar Ramos, Randy Taylor, Jack George, Jose Ramos and Danny Price.
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

Morales, Alton 'Ray'
1941-2008

Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Funeral for Alton Ray Morales, 67, of Chico was Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3 with the Rev. Melvin Gipson officiating assisted by the Rev. Dwayne Lamberson.
Morales died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Chico.Born June 8, 1941, to Alton "Hoot" and Frances Kuykendall Morales in Fort Worth, he was the owner of several metal recycyling companies. He grew up and attended high school in Handley. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy. He married Ruby Gipson Dec. 19. 1959, in Fort Worth. They moved to Chico in 1976. He grew hundreds of acres of watermelons, cantaloupes and pumpkins in the Wichita Falls area as a hobby.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Brenda Mowery and husband, Walt, of Chico; sons, Doug Morales and wife, Sandra, of Bridgeport, Calvin Morales and wife, Donna, of Chico, David Morales and partner, Kevin Beard, of Dallas, Rick Morales and wife, Stacey, of Bridgeport; sisters, LaNell Langley, Martha Jackson, Ann Hansen, Katherine Brooks and Pam Fuller; grandchildren, Crystal McKelvian, Derrick Mowery, Crystal Rodriguez, Natalie Vidal, Justin Morales, Mathew Morales, Calvin Morales Jr., Jonathan Morales and Lauren Morales; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Tim Speck, Peter Baum, Ronnie Koehler, Mark Hazelhurst, Jerry Cooper, Mike Lane, Randall Carr and Robert Emory.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Morrison, Charles Joseph, Sr.
1927-2008

Published Thursday, May 22, 2008
Funeral for Charles Joseph "Charley" Morrison Sr., 80, of Decatur is at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Morrison died Monday, May 19, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born Oct. 6, 1927, in Morgan to Henry Augustus and Florence Newton Morrison, he was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He married Wanda Faye Cassity July 17, 1954, in Granbury. He served in he United States Army and Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur and was a Master Mason of Lodge No. 479 in Boyd. He spent his life farming and ranching.He is survived by his wife; son, Charley Joe Morrison and wife, Marcia, of Decatur; daughters, Cindy Morrison of Decatur, Robin Vaughan and husband, Terry, of Boyd; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Morrison and wife, Nona, of Call; sister, Wanda Cain of Pasadena; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Decatur's Building Fund.Pallbearers are Roy Young, Calvin Buchanan, Kenny Shaw, Wayne Long, Jerry Bethurum and Gerald Lanier. Honorary pallbearers are Cody Morrison and Derrick Vaughan.

Moss, Patsy Ruth
1940-2008
Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Memorial service for Patsy Ruth Moss, 67, of Paradise is at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Springtown First United Methodist Church.
Moss died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Fort Worth to George and Lillian Taylor, she was a human resource director for a carpet mill. She married Ronald Moss. She was a resident of Fort Worth before moving to Paradise a few years ago. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springtown and had a great love for dogs.She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Mengel.She is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Moss and wife, Martha, of Pflugerville, Robert Todd Moss of Fort Worth and Brian Moss and wife, Lisa, of Salisbury, Md.; nine grandchildren, Barbara Marie Dierker, Robert Wesley Moss, Christopher Todd Moss, Mathew Taylor Moss, Kimberly Suzanne Moss, Joel Don Pool, Sarah Rebecca Moss, Rachel Elizabeth Moss and Anna Ruth Moss; one great-grandson, Damion Anthony Moss; a sister, Wanda Argabright of Whitney; and a brother, Don Taylor of Arlington.

Moss, Ronald Scott
1936-2008
Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Memorial service for Ronald Scott Moss, 71, of Paradise is at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Springtown First United Methodist Church.
Moss died Monday, May 26, 2008.Born June 26, 1936, in Fort Worth, he was retired from Swift and Company Meat Packing. He married Patsy Moss. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth before moving to Paradise a few years ago. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springtown and had a great love for dogs.He is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Moss and wife, Martha, of Pflugerville, Robert Todd Moss of Fort Worth and Brian Moss and wife, Lisa, of Salisbury, Md.; nine grandchildren, Barbara Marie Dierker, Robert Wesley Moss, Christopher Todd Moss, Mathew Taylor Moss, Kimberly Suzanne Moss, Joel Don Pool, Sarah Rebecca Moss, Rachel Elizabeth Moss and Anna Ruth Moss; one great-grandson, Damion Anthony Moss; and a sister, Sheila Margaret Wiese and husband, Walter, of Calvert.

Moss, Willie 'Howard'
1919-2008

Published Thursday, December 25, 2008
Funeral for Willie "Howard" Moss, 89, of Chico was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Clay officiating. Burial was to be at Cumby Cemetery.
Moss died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 24, 1919, in Montague County to George Bradley and Myrtle (Barclay) Moss, he was an oilfield construction contractor and rancher. He married Charlene Parmer July 13, 1941, in Chico. He was a 50-year member and past worshipful master of Masonic Lodge No. 508.He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; brother, George Moss; and sisters, Cora Luther, Edna Reynolds and Sarah Jane Moss. He is survived by sons Mike Moss and wife, Raye Nell, of Chico and Randy Moss of Chico; grandchildren, Craig Moss and wife, Leanna, Teresa Mader and husband, Larry Jr., Kate Cowling and husband, Will, and Blake Moss; great-grandchildren, Malori and Macie Moss and Mikena and Maley Mader; and sister, Faye Weatherford.Pallbearers were to be Craig Moss, Blake Moss, Will Cowling, Larry Mader Jr., Audie Moss and Charles Luther. Honorary pallbearers were to be Sue Beard, Trudy Nicholson and Darlene Luther.

Mote, Doris Ann
1919-2008

Published Thursday, September 4, 2008
Funeral for Doris Ann Mote, 88, of Decatur was to be Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Johnny Irish officiating.
Mote died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, in Decatur.Born Sept. 8, 1919, in Nocona to Calvin and Nell Jordan Dodson, she married Hiram Mote Feb. 20, 1943, in Decatur. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Main Street program.She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Robert Mote; grandson, Robert Mote; sister, Dorcas Bellamy; and brother, Ralph Jordan Dodson.She is survived by her sons, Phil Mote of Dallas and Richard Dodson Mote of Rhome; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Larry Bridgefarmer, Rex Daniels, James Dixon, Derry Dodson, Jean McCutchin and Brock Smith.Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Decatur, 104 S. Miller, Decatur, or to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51, Decatur.

Moyers, James Earl
1949-2008

Published Thursday, September 25, 2008
Memorial for James Earl Moyers, 58, of Bridgeport was Tuesday at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur.
Moyers died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, in Dallas.Born Nov. 18, 1949, in Decatur to James and Jane Moyers, he graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1968. He was a member of the Naval Reserve and a member of Central Fellowship Church. He was an auctioneer, real estate agent, builder and dairyman.He is survived by his wife, Debra Woods Moyers; daughters, Sandra Manoushagian and husband, Joshua T., and Laura Cathleen Moyers; mother, Jane Moyers Garcia; brothers, Mike Moyers and wife, Debbie, and Benny Moyers and wife, Vickie; brother-in-law, Charlie Woods and wife, Linda; sisters-in-law, Bobbie Smelser and husband, Dale, and Becky Wolfenbarger; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorials may be donated to the phase II building fund at Central Fellowship in Decatur or to the American Cancer Society.

Murphy, Buster Lee
1943-2008

Published Sunday, July 27, 2008
Private interment will be held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery for Buster Lee Murphy, 64, of Rhome.
Murphy died Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born Aug. 5, 1943, in Salem, Ore., to Buster Marion and Oma Janetta Murphy, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He married Sharon Patrick Chavie Sept. 9, 1983, in Carrollton. He was a heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Beverly Barron of Portland, Ore.; and granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Barron of Portland.

Murray, Joe M., Jr.
1954-2008
Published Sunday, May 11, 2008
Funeral for Joe M. Murray, Jr., 53, of Boyd was to be Saturday, May 10, at the Harmony Cemetery in Huntsville at 2 p.m. Murray died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in Decatur.
Born July 23, 1954, in La Mesa to Joe and Bobbie Murray, he fished and drew pictures.He was preceded in death by his father and his brother. He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Edwards, of Boyd; sister, Leisa McFarland and husband, A.J., of Palestine; Patty Hart and husband, Richard, of Boyd; son, Joe M. Murray III, of Fort Stockton; and a daughter, Brandi D. Murray, of Fort Stockton.

Nason, Dan
1937-2008

Published Sunday, September 28, 2008
Funeral for Dan Nason, 71, of Decatur was Sept. 26 in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May and Bill West officiating.
Nason died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in Decatur. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.Born June 10, 1937, in South Portland, Maine, to Clyde and Beatrice Higgins Nason, he married Barbara Jane Scruggs Feb. 14, 1975, in Wichita Falls. He served in the U.S. Army for 10 years and retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant in 1982 after 12 years of service.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Lynn Nason; and son, George John Nason.He is survived by his wife; daughters, Deantha Warner and husband, Buddy, of Bridgeton, Maine, Lisa Amey of Burkburnett, Janie Mathes and husband, Dane, of Supulpa, Okla., and Joey Nason of Decatur; son, Dana H. Nason Jr. of Maine; brother, Clyde E. Nason of Maine; and nine grandchildren.

New, Bob Lester
1924-2008

Funeral for Bob Lester New, 83, of Bridgeport will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Jones Family Funeral Home.
New died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Creedmore to Delta Mae Powell New and James Henry New, he was a World War II veteran. He worked many years for Upham Oil and Gas before retiring and was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church. He had been a resident of Wise County since 1974.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Addie Marie Payne New; son, Dwight Lester New of Bridgeport; sister, Mildred Cain of Driftwood; grandchildren, Kayte and Ben and their mother, Susan, of Weatherford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport or Integra Care Hospice, 1210-B 12th Street, Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, March 2, 2008

Newton, Carmie N.
1926-2008

Published Thursday, September 18, 2008
Funeral for Carmie N. Newton, 82, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with Bill Hughes officiating. Burial was to be at Lone Star Cemetery.
Newton died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at his home. Born May 2, 1926, in Bridgeport to Alfred and Sally (Dickenson) Newton, he married Lillie Faye Watson March 2, 1947, in Bridgeport. He was a maintenance man and a preacher and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife; sons, Harold Newton and wife, Linda, of Montague and William Newton of Decatur; daughters, Donna McNally and husband, Michael, of Weatherford, Margaret Brock of Pilot Point, Linda Largent of Decatur, Dorothy Hartsell and husband, Tim, of Marshall and Brenda Lewis and husband, Scott, of Aledo; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Melton Newton of New Mexico; sisters, Anne Mae Brooks, Neomi Ruth Collins, Lou Ellen Lum, Marietta Harless and Flora Jean Frazier. Pallbearers were to be Pete Hartsell, Chris Garcia, Brad Newton, Dwayne Garcia, Bobby Joe Taylor, Bradly Largent, Stoney Scott and Brandon Ford.

Nicholas, Gerald 'Jerry' Joseph
1948-2008

Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Funeral for Gerald "Jerry" Joseph Nicholas, 60, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Decatur Church of Christ.
Nicholas died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in Decatur.Born Feb. 18, 1948, in Marshall, Mo., to Don Nicholas and Norma LaVange, he was the owner of Mattie's restaurant in Decatur from 1996 to 2006. He loved to cook and was known for the pies he made and sold at the restaurant. He was a graduate of Corando High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., and was the scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 15 in Decatur. He also camped and played golf. He was a member of the planning and zoning board in Decatur and the Decatur Church of Christ. He married Anna McFadden on the steps of the Wise County courthouse in May 1997.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Ellen Daoud of Phoenix and a brother, Don Nicholas.He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Chantell "Peanut" Lee Hutchison and husband, Derrick, of Phoenix; stepsons, Colin Gabbert and Eric Gabbert; granddaughters, Nyan and Niesa Hutchison of Phoenix and Briana Daoud of Payson, Ariz.; a grandson, Noah Hutchison of Phoenix; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Nicholas.

Nichols, J.T.
1932-2008

Funeral for J.T. Nichols, 75, of Bridgeport was Feb. 24 at Cundiff Baptist Church with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was at Cundiff Cemetery.
Born Aug. 28, 1932, in Hillsboro to Otis and Murtle Riggs Nichols, he married Gerl Dean Steward Dec. 1, 1972, in Durant, Okla., was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Runaway Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; stepchildren, Shirley Burris and husband, John, of Alto, Pam Conroy and husband, Bob, of Red Oak, Mike Williams and wife, Marilyn, of Azle and Kim Williams and wife, Pam, of Flower Mound; nine step grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Paul Nichols Sr. and wife, Carolyn, of Cundiff; sister, Jo Ann Hull and husband, Don, of Frisco; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Johnny Burris, Joe Paul Nichols Jr., Jay Caraway, Rick Williams, Michael Williams and Will Roberts.
Published Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nichols, T.C.
1920-2008
Graveside service for T.C. Nichols, 87, of San Marcos was Feb. 29 at Boyd Cemetery.
Nichols died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.
Born Sept. 29, 1920, in Hopkins County to Clarence and Tressie May Nichols, he married Alma M. Worthington of Fort Worth Dec. 15, 1942. He spent 22 years in the military, raising his family on various bases in the Pacific and stateside. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant and the family settled in Fort Worth in 1965.
Alma died June 13, 1983. Nick married Eugenia Smith in Wimberley in 1991. She preceded him in death April 12, 2004.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Stuart, on Sept. 9, 2006.
He is survived by his children, Carolyn and Linda Bingham of Wimberley, Charles and wife, Helen, of Houston, Michael and wife, Julie, of San Antonio and stepson, Terry Smith of Chagrin Falls, Ind.; brother, Edward and wife, Dee, of Hillsboro; grandsons, Benjamin and Chris; granddaughter, Emily.
Memorials may be made to the Stuart Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund, St. George Episcopal School, 6900 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78213, http://www.saintgeorgeschool.org or to Friends of Blue Hole, http://www.friendsofbluehole.org P.O. Box 1601, Wimberley, TX 78676.
Published Sunday, March 2, 2008

Nickerson, Donna Lynn
1946-2008
Graveside service for Donna Lynn Nickerson, 61, of Azle was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Hopewell Cemetery in Alvord.
Nickerson died Friday, March 14, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 15, 1946, in Alvord to John Henry and Willie Claborn Peyton Sr., she married G.W. “Nick” Nickerson June 4, 1983, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Alvord.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, John Henry, Guenn and George Peyton.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Teri Stout and husband, Joe, of Weatherford; son, Danny McGee of Azle; grandchildren, Lindsey and Garrett Stout and Taylor McGee; brothers, Wayne, Paul and Roy Peyton of Alvord; sisters, Linda Sue Worley and Margie Peyton.
Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Fund.
Published Thursday, March 20, 2008

Noah, Jimmie Louis
1933-2008

Memorial service for Jimmie Louis Noah, 75, of Paradise was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale with Charles Pugh officiating.
Noah died Monday, March 31, 2008, in Paradise.
Born Feb. 25, 1933, in Cotulla to Thomas and Opal Noah, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Jimmie hunted and fished and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Noah of Paradise; daughter, Amanda Noah of Bedford; brothers, George Noah and Brian Noah of Ozona and Bruce Noah of Arizona; sisters, Louise Kellett of Tennessee, Marie Edge of La Ferria and Benita Noah of Arizona.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or a food bank of choice.
Published Sunday, April 6, 2008

Nobles, James S.
1925-2008

Graveside service for James S. Nobles, 82, of Arlington, was Jan. 15 at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery.
Nobles died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.
Born April 18, 1925, he was a fifth-grade teacher for more than 30 years at East Handley Elementary School. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
He is survived by his son, Robert Nobles and wife, Patricia; daughter, Joylynn Woodruff and husband, Tim, of Decatur; grandchildren, Charles and David Nobles, Sharon Glosson and husband, Edwin, and Chris Woodruff; two sisters, Laura Snow and husband, Billy, Kay Feldman and Mary Elizabeth Schell; and a brother, John Nobles.
Memorials may be given in Nobles' name to Crossroads Church, 1303 N. Business Highway 81/287, Decatur, TX 76234, or Lighthouse For The Blind, 912 W. Broadway Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Published Sunday, January 20, 2008

Norman, Billy Joe
1939-2008
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008
Funeral for Billy Joe Norman, 69, of Saginaw was Aug. 1 at Saginaw Church of Christ in Saginaw with burial at Italy Cemetery.
Norman died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Saginaw.Born March 28, 1939, in Decatur to Joe and Susie (Hale) Norman, he worked for General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin. He attended Decatur schools before moving to Bowie at age 16. He was a member of Saginaw Church of Christ.He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashleigh, and a sister, Amanda Grace Norman Brinkley.He is survived by his wife, Jean Norman; sons, James Lee Buchanan and wife, Robin, and Bill Norman Jr.; daughters, Deneise Barnes, Linda Robinson and husband, Ronnie; brother, Charles David Norman and wife, Cathy, of Arlington; sisters, Mary Bell Roberts and Lottie Lucille Brinkley, both of Bowie; grandchildren, Christopher, Bo, Aaron, Nichole, Daniel, Sami, Joey, Anthony, Justin, Iesha, Jonathan, Dillon and Nathan; and great-grandchildren, Calib Wayne, Shelby Lynn and Kaleb.

O’Brien, Augusta Carrillo
1922-2008

A private family service for Augusta Carrillo O'Brien, 85, of Hallandale, Fla., will be held at a later date.
O'Brien died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in Lake Worth.
Born Jan. 20, 1922, in Trujillo, Peru, to Alfonso and Constansa Hoyle Carrillo, she married Lawrence L. O'Brien Dec. 23, 1954, in Lima, Peru. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Matthews Catholic Church in Hallandale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Alexander O'Brien, and a brother, Alfonso Carrillo.
She is survived by her sons, Arthur O'Brien of Miami, Fla., Fernando O'Brien and wife, Florence of Miami, Lawrence O'Brien and wife, Diana of Mexico City and James O'Brien and wife, Vicki Shawn, of North Richland Hills; grandchildren Daniel, Jamie and Camilla O'Brien; several nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, January 20, 2008

O’Brien, Bernice Kerr
1906-2008
Funeral for Bernice Kerr O'Brien, 101, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. The Rev. Ken May of Decatur will officiate.
O'Brien died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, in Dectaur.
Born Aug. 18, 1906, in Decatur to Frank and Ethel Kerr, she was a retired teacher from Valley View schools. She was a member of a Home Demonstration Club in Cooke County and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph O'Brien; her son, Bob O'Brien; and three brothers, Stimpson, Roy and Walter Kerr.
She is survived by two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gary O'Brien, Lance Kerr, Todd Kerr, Matthew Teichelman, Russell Pryor, Spencer Pryor, Joey Quebe and Nathan Quebe.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Oates, James Henry
1927-2008

Published Sunday, October 19, 2008
Funeral for James Henry Oates, 81, of Paradise will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Dana Coker will officiate. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.
Oates died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, in Boyd.Born March 1, 1927, in Paradise to W.I. "Dick" and Grace (Bentley) Oates, he was a self-employed carpenter and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Sylvia Louise Findley on March 4, 1949.He was preceeded in death by his wife on April 16, 1999; five brothers, W.I. Jr., Vernon, Glenn, Red and Nelson Oates; and a sister, Helen Etter.He is survived by a daughter, Kim Starnes and husband Mark of Boyd; three sons, Michael Oates of Paradise, Gaylen Oates of Paradise and Pat Oates and wife Cristi of Bridgeport; a brother, Virgil "Rooster" Oates and wife Betty of Chico; a sister, Sarah Smith of Fort Worth; two half-sisters, Sherry and Janice Bentley; one half-brother, Tommy Bentley; grandchildren Tammy, Kendra, Ashley, Devon, Ryan, Shane, Chasen and Taylor; and six great-grandchildren.Pallbearers will be Leslie Oates, Gerald Oates, Larry Gober, Terry Gilley, Jerry Crawford, Jerry Paul Oates, David Oates and Brett Gentry.

Ogletree, Robert, Jr.
1963-2008

Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Graveside service for Robert Ogletree Jr., 45, of Forest Hill was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Chico Cemetery with the Rev. Darrel Auvenshine officiating.
Ogletree died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, in Forest Hill.Born March 6, 1963, in Fort Worth to Robert Ogletree Sr. and Mildred Vernon, he was a sacker for Kroger Grocery and an avid fan of the Beatles.He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda Browning Young.He is survived by cousins, Cindi Taff and husband, Norman, of Burleson, Sandra Santana and husband, Ignacio, of Alvarado, Becky Bush of Pottsboro, Paul Koenig Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Burleson, James Davis and wife, Sandra, of Peoria, David Davis of Fort Worth, Lisa Bird and husband, Paul, of Pembrook, Fla., and Rick Thedford of Houston; aunt, Mrs. Herb Davis; uncles, Jim Davis and Bill Thedford; and friend, Scott Mattingly.

Outlaw, Edward
1980-2008
Funeral for Edward “Eddie” Outlaw, 27, of Denton was to be Friday, March 7 at Jones Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Webster officiating. Burial was in East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Outlaw died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Denton.
Born Sept. 8, 1980, in Bridgeport to Leon and Patty Outlaw, he was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks.
He is survived by his parents; brothers, Zach and Bobby Outlaw; grandparents, Hazel Pitts and Stanley Newton; numerous aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were Caleb Reid, Brenden Horton, James Green, Jason Williams and Josh Longworth. Honorary pallbearers were Jose Esquivel and Cody Romines.
Published Sunday, March 9, 2008

Paramore, Jake B.
1930-2008

Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Funeral for Jake B. Paramore, 78, of Decatur is at noon Monday, Nov. 17, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with Bud Stradley officiating. Burial will follow at Annetta Cemetery in Annetta. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home.
Paramore died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Decatur.Born Nov. 2, 1930, in Aledo to Joseph Franklin and Lilly Mae (Burns) Paramore, he married Sandy (Key) Paramore on March 26, 2004, in Decatur. He retired as a maintenance supervisor at DFW, served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Church of Christ.He is survived by his wife; two sons, Terry Paramore and wife, Cheryl, of Bedford and Steve Paramore and wife, Sandi, of Mansfield; four daughters, Tonya Roberson and husband, Robbie, of Haltom City, Shelly Bryan and husband, Joe, of Haltom City, Christie Nicholas and husband, Eric, of North Richland Hills and Tamara Hamilton of Godley; sisters, Mary Swain of Bedford and Mavis Smith of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, attn: Development Department, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219.

Parker, Malta 'Mickie'
1931-2008

Published Sunday, May 4, 2008
Funeral for Malta "Mickie" Parker, 77, was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport.
Parker died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in Decatur.Born Jan. 22, 1931, in Millsap to James and Blanch (Clark) Arterburn, she was a retired nurse from Decatur Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Kenneth Parker in 2004; a daughter-in-law, Pat Parker; a brother, Ray Arterburn; a sister, Doris Trijillo; and grandson, James Michael Parker. She is survived by her sons, Charles Hal Parker of Bridgeport; Kenneth James Parker and wife, Jackie, of Jal, N.M.; eight grandchildren: Amy, Niki, Angela, Charolette, Wesley, Kimberly, Kendra and Jacob; eight great-grandchildren: Matthew, Wanda, Rowdy, Tyler, Ryan, Kylie, Pete and Ayden.

Parnell, Troy
1961-2008

Published Thursday, September 4, 2008
Funeral for Troy Parnell, 46, of Bridgeport will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel, with burial at Spring Creek Cemetery in Weatherford. The Rev. Gary Miller will officiate. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Parnell died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Nov. 18, 1961, to Mickey Don and Barbara Sue (Little) Parnell in Childress, he was a truck driver and a member of The Church in Peaster.He is survived by his wife, Kim Parnell, of Bridgeport; daughter, Rachael Walker and husband, Jason Ray, of North Pole, Alaska; son, William Jason Parnell of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Nicole Walker and Jerad Ray Walker; father, Mickey Parnell and wife, Julia, of Bridgeport; mother, Barbara Allen of Weatherford; grandmother, Billie Allen of Weatherford; and a brother, Richard Parnell and wife, Joanna, of Arlington.Pallbearers will be Jason Parnell, Jacob Bruggink, Jonathan Smith, Ethan Foley, Tyrel Jenkins and Colton Jenkins.

Parsons, George Virgil
1911-2008

Published Thursday, December 11, 2008
Graveside service for George Virgil Parsons, 97, of Decatur will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with Rick Ross officiating. Visitation was to be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Parsons died Dec. 9, 2008, in Decatur. Born Jan. 23, 1911, in Bonita to J.E. and Adelia (Brawner) Parsons, he married Lela Welch Aug. 30, 1979, in Decatur. He was a farmer and rancher and a longtime member of the Decatur Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife in September 1999. He is survived by members of Lela's family and many cousins.

Parsons, Taylor Kathleen
1993-2008

Published Thursday, August 21, 2008
Funeral for Taylor Kathleen Parsons, 15, of McKinney will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at East Side Cemetery with Skip Pilgrim officiating. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Parsons died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, in Dallas. Born March 1, 1993, in Grapevine to Michael W. and Jennifer L. Parsons, she was to enter the 10th grade this year. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and a volunteer at the A.P.E.S. animal rescue. She enjoyed reading and making string bracelets. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Neil Fortenberry of Tillar, Ark., and Wally Jorgenson of Bridgeport.She is survived by her parents; sister, Natalie Brooke Parsons of McKinney; grandparents, Kathleen Fortenberry of Tillar, Ark., Norma Holt and Raymond Martinez of Bridgeport and Michael and Janice Parsons of Bridgeport.Pallbearers will be Chip Sizemore, CJ Davila, Alec Parsons, Brian Puckett, Sherrod Parsons, Kevin Grissom, Robin Martinez and Doug Polley.

Patterson, Shirley Smith
1943-2008

Published Thursday, August 14, 2008
Funeral for Shirley Smith Patterson, 64, of Henrietta was Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Bluegrove with the Rev. Joe Ainsworth officiating. Burial was at Lynn Creek Cemetery in Jack County.
Patterson died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Wichita Falls.Born Sept. 29, 1943, in Jacksboro to George and Dovie (Powell) Smith, she married Ken Patterson July 25, 1960. She was the secretary and bookkeeper of his auto business. She did extensive genealogical research.She was a member of the American Sewing Guild, Red River Quilt Guild and the First Baptist Church in Bluegrove. She helped form the Bluegrove Memory Makers and was an annual speaker at the Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock. She wrote magazine articles, poetry and newspaper columns.She is survived by her husband; son, Keith Patterson and wife, Polly, of Sunset; daughter, Denise Patterson of Austin; grandson, Christopher Patterson of Weatherford; sister, Wynelle Catlin of Mineral Wells; brothers, Fearl Smith of Jacksboro and Harvey Smith of Hope, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2304 Midwestern Pkwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76308 or to the Bluegrove Community Center.

Paul, Dorothy
1924-2008

Funeral for Dorothy Paul, 83, of Decatur, was March 24 at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel.
Paul died Thursday, March 20, 2008.
Born Aug. 20, 1924, in Bexar County to Will and Maude (Lambertson) Placke, she graduated from Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College and worked as a secretary and a teacher. She married Dr. Jesse Paul July 8, 1946.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Pamela Paul Webb; and a son, Matthew William Paul.
She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Wright and Mildred Covalt; brother, Tim Placke; children, Mark Paul and wife, Sandy, of Stevensville, Mont.; Lauren Paul Groves and husband, Greg, of Casper, Wyo., Holly Paul Standly and husband, Kirk, of Plano, Amy Paul Garrett and husband, Rick, of Decatur, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, March 27, 2008

Peden, Hope M.
1918-2008
Graveside service for Hope M. Peden, 89, formerly of Mascoutah, Ill., was Jan. 31 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated.
Peden died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Swansea, Ill.
Born Feb. 22, 1918, in Humansville, Mo., to Shell and Elda McCall, she married Lt. Col. Charles O. “Chuck” Peden in Seattle, Wash., in 1942. She was a homemaker, a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, and the First United Methodist Church of O’Fallon, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and three brothers, Keith, Basil and Sheldon McCall.
She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Fostel of Decatur; a son, Gregory Peden of Shiloh, Ill.; three grandchildren, Christopher Fostel of Gainesville, Joshua Fostel and wife, Katey, of Abilene, and Kate Gilmore and husband, Adam, of Frisco; and three great-grandchildren, Karli, Laney and Layla Fostel.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter, 9374 Olive Blvd., Suite 101, St. Louis, Mo 63132-3253.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Pendergrass,LaNita
1937-2008

Funeral for LaNita Pendergrass, 70, of Bridgeport was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Cuba Church, with the Rev. Joey Vick officiating. Burial was to be at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pendergrass died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 30, 1937, in Bridgeport to Gracy McKenzie and Dessie (Glass) Porter, she married Tommy Pendergrass May 20, 1987, in Bridgeport. She was a retired preschool teacher for Kenneth Copeland Ministries.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Lawaynda Kral and husband, Ed, of North Richland Hills; son, Kenneth Arnold and wife, Jackie, of Bridgeport; stepson, Carl Pendergrass and wife, Tyna, of Boyd; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Edward King, Billy Young, Anthony Torres, John Torres, Jonathan Dennis, David Jones and Gordon Taylor.
Published Sunday, January 20, 2008

Penneke, Paul Richard
1938-2008
Published Sunday, December 28, 2008
Memorial service for Paul Richard Pinneke, 70, of Decatur is 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating.
Pinneke died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in Decatur. Born Sept. 22, 1938, in Mason City, Iowa, to Roy George and Isbell (Rafferty) Pinneke, he was a farmer and rancher. He married Dessie Jane Goforth March 26, 1959, in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Paula Hale and husband, Jackie, of Jacksboro, JoAnna Qualls and husband, Jerry, of Springtown and Deborah Meadows and husband, Don, of Paradise; four sons, Richard Paul Pinneke and wife, Helen, of Arlington, Lonnie Pinneke and wife, Carol, of Tulare, Calif., Doyle Lee Pinneke and wife, Christine, of Azle, Mark Allen Pinneke and wife Sarena of Newport; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Catherine Tucker and Shirley Morris.

Perkins, A.M.
1930-2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Graveside service for A.M. "Perk" Perkins, 77, of Trenton was Thursday at Burns Cemetery in Trenton with the Rev. Steve Holland officiating.
Perkins died Monday, July 28, 2008, in Trenton.Born Nov. 28, 1930, in Decatur to A.M. Perkins and Gladys Knox, he married Mary Chrestman Dec. 28, 1952, in Decatur.He was preceded in death by a sister, Billie Faye Garrison.He is survived by his wife; son, David Perkins and wife, Susan, of Trenton; grandson, Aaron Perkins of McKinney; granddaughters, Danielle and Callie Perkins of Abilene; brother, Ernest Perkins of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pierce, Dru
1920-2008
Funeral for Dru Pierce, 88, was March 22 at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pierce died Friday, March 21, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 9, 1920, in Clarendon to Thomas and Lillie Brown Mayo, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Kievit of Owasso, Okla; grandchildren, Blaine Carter of Claera, Okla., Lynn Partney of Tulsa, Okla., and Brian Kievit of Tucson, Ariz; great-grandchildren, Layne and Zayne Carter and Grace Partney.
Published Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pierce, William Earl, III
1939-2008

Graveside service for William Earl Pierce III, 68, of Boyd was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander.
Pierce died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, in Decatur.
Born April 3, 1939, in Bryan to William Elbert II and Ima (Rowan) Pierce, he served in the U.S. Army and was a mechanic for Darrin Automotive and Transmission. He was a member of Eagle Mountain International Church.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Mae Draper and Evelyn McGee; and a granddaughter, Angela Price.
He is survived by two sons, William Lee Pierce and wife, Judy, of Boyd and Calvin Pierce and wife, Kim, of Thrall; three daughters, Yvonne Jackson, Lyn Lee and Kay Vincent, all of Boyd; 10 grandchildren, Tommy, April, Zack, Will, John, Phillip, Cole, Heather, Darrell and Ricky; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Billy Ray Pierce of Fort Worth; and a sister, Jo Ann Pierce of Bertram.
Published Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pike, Glenn Speigel
1914-2008

Funeral for Glenn Speigel Pike, 93, of Bridgeport was Jan. 30 in Bridgeport. Burial was Feb. 1 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.
Pike died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Bridgeport to Thomas and Nona (Jordan) Pike, he was an agricultural researcher.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Roland and Courtney Pike; two brothers, Thomas and William Pike; and a sister, Angelina Pike Watkins.
He is survived by a daughter, Doris Evartt and husband, Ceaborn of Taft; four sons, Glenn S. Pike Jr. of New Mexico, Charles Pike and wife, Helen, of Nevada, Leighton O. Pike of Maryland and C.R. Pike and wife, Minnie, of Tennessee; a sister, Audrey Pike Slough of Colorado; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Pinkerton, J.W.
1919-2008

Funeral service for J. W. Pinkerton, 88, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Rick Ross was to officiate with Bill Hughes and Jack Urbec to assist.
Pinkerton, a retired city tax assessor collector and municipal judge and life long resident of Decatur, died Sunday, April 6.
Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Decatur to John and Virginia Pinkerton, he married Edna Belle Lee on June 15, 1940, in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the Decatur Rotary Club and a deacon at Decatur Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Lovejoy.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Jackie Hughes and husband, Bill, of Decatur, and Janice Urbec and husband, Jack, of Branson, Mo.; grandchildren, Bobby Hughes and wife, KaSondra, of Decatur, Ronnie Hughes and wife, Frances, of Decatur and Christie Lay and husband, Mike, of Issaquah, Wash.; four great-grandchildren, Courtney Hughes, Chelsea Hughes, Kendall Lay and Cody Hughes; and a sister, Josie Brown of Seymour.
Published Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pinneke, Albert Leroy
1934-2007

Memorial service for Albert Leroy Pinneke, 73, of Decaur, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
Pinneke died Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 18, 1934, to Roy and Martha Pinneke in Mason City, Iowa, he was a carpenter. He married Catherine Sharp on April 26, 1969, in Granbury.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Albert Leroy Pinneke Jr. and Michael Sharp; three sisters and one brother.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Rachelle Lackey and husband, Ernie, of Missouri; son, Ralph William Formanek and wife, Neysa, of Palo Pinto; a brother, Paul Pinneke and wife, Jane, of Decatur; three sisters, Catherine Tucker, Shirley Morris and Sharon Troutman; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pipes, Hunter Lynn
2008
Graveside service for Hunter Lynn Pipes, an infant, was Feb. 19 at the Garden of Memories in Minden, La.
Born Feb. 19, 2008, in Minden to Kathy and Michael Pipes of Sarepta, La., he died the same day.
He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Dickie Clement, Judy and Bruce Nivens of Alvord and Kathy Ketchens of Sarepta.
Published Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pittman, Laura Beth
1963-2008
Funeral for Laura Beth Pittman, 44, of Bridgeport was April 11 at Twin Oaks Assembly of God in Bridgeport.
Pittman died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 6, 1963, in Bridgeport to Wayne and Nelta Andreasen, she was employed at First National Bank in Bridgeport for 22 years. After retiring from the bank, she was a housewife, spent time with family and worked on crafts. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Karon Lea Andreasen; and a nephew, Donald Wayne Austin.
She is survived by her husband, Keith Pittman; sons, Eric and Josh Hartsell of Bridgeport and Marshall Pittman and wife, Colleen, of Ponder; a daughter, Bobbie McKittrick and husband, Luke, of Bridgeport; her parents; grandmother, Gladys Broom of Bowie; two sisters, Stacy Mitchum and husband, Mike, and Marilynn Andreasen, all of Bridgeport; a brother, Mike Andreasen and wife, Rhonetta, of Argyle; seven grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Scott Hicks, Marty Casillas, Kent Coursey, Chad Hughes, Brad Peyton and Adam Lamb.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pittman, Lona Bee
1927-2008

Graveside service for Lona Bee Pittman, 80, of Chico, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at Smyrna Cemetery in Sunset with the Rev. Ken Cates officiating. Visitation was to be from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Pittman died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, in Chico.
Born May 24, 1927, in Burkburnett to Dee Lona and Opal Lee Morgan Wainscott, she married Thurman A. Pittman Aug. 1, 1954, at Lake Texoma. She lived in the Chico community since 1991 and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Alvord.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by her children, Ruth Whitaker and husband, Bill, of Bowie, Sandra Ford and husband, Ron, of Amarillo, Joyce Sanders of Chico, Kenneth Whitson and wife, Anita, of Chico and Dee Whitson and wife, Renee, of Chico; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Timmy Gortney, James White, Kenneth Williamson, Allen Sanders, Carl Barnett, Neal Williamson and Gerry Thomas.
Published Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pointer, Donald Cleland, Sr.
1943-2008
Published Sunday, September 21, 2008
Funeral for Donald Cleland Pointer Sr., 65, formerly of Alvord, was Thursday, Sept. 18, at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Burial was Friday at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
Pointer died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in Parker County. Born Aug. 18, 1943, in Lubbock to J.B. Pointer and Ruby Smith in Lubbock, he was a retired plumber who lived in Fort Worth and Alvord for many years. He was an outdoorsman, played dominos and was a fan of the Redskins.He is survived by his children, Donisha Harris and husband, Brian, of Azle, Ruby Baker of Fort Worth and Donald Pointer and wife, Brandy, of Springtown; brother, Jackie Bob Pointer and wife, Betty, of Alvord; grandchildren, Bruce Baker, Justin Kates, Brittany Baker, Joshua Kates and Tori, Bailey and Lane Pointer; and many nephews and nieces.

Points, Bonnie Mae
1926-2008

Published Thursday, June 12, 2008
Funeral for Bonnie Mae Points, 82, of Sherman was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel in Sherman with Tony Wright and Carl Tuley officiating.
Points died Sunday, June 8, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Jan. 12, 1926, in Pilot Grove to Sydney and Ola May Caraway Scott, she was employed by Wilson N. Jones Medical Center. She graduated from Sherman High School and married Jesse Points Sept. 6, 1946. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist chruch and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW.She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a sister.She is survived by her daughters, Nita Kay Austin and husband, Steven J., of Sherman and Ninva Tuley and husband, Carl, of Decatur; son, Jesse Points and wife, Susan, of McKinney; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and an aunt, Velma Moore of Sherman.

Pollak, Angie Lee
1911-2008
Graveside service for Angie Lee Pollak, 96, of Temple was Thursday, Feb. 28 at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple with Father Don Loftin officiating.
Pollak died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.
Born March 15, 1911, in Paige to M.H. and Willie Lowden Cottle, she married Emil Pollak Nov. 2, 1940, in Temple. She had been a resident of Bell County for 60 years and was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband in February 1993.
She is survived by her daughters, June Hallford, Joyce Green and Janet Green, all of Temple, and Anita Morrow of Decatur; brother, Marcine Cottle of Temple; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pollard, Larry 'Greg'
1946-2007
Funeral for Larry "Greg" Pollard, 62, of Lake Dallas, formerly of Wise County, was Friday, April 25, at the White Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Henson officiating. Burial was at Elmwod Cemetery in Bowie.
Pollard died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Houston.
Born Feb. 13, 1946, in Mineral Wells to Marion Harold and Wanzell (Badgwell) Pollard, he was a permit agent in the petroleum business.
He is survived by sons, Gary Lynn Pollard and wife, Tina, and Jay Marion Pollard, all of Lake Dallas; brothers, Marion Harold Pollard Jr. of Vega, Randy Lee Pollard of Bowie and Gary Gresham of Fort Worth; mother, Juanita Pollard of Bowie; and nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, April 27, 2008

Polley, Gerald Lee
1944-2008

Published Thursday, August 21, 2008
Funeral for Gerald Lee Polley, 64, of Decatur was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Coker-Hawkins Chapel with Ric Ross officiating. Burial was to follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Polley died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Decatur. Born April 25, 1944, in Dallas to Frank Oliver and Mary (Thornton) Polley, he married Cheryl Ann Jennings Feb. 14, 1964, in Dallas. He was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ.He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Polley, on Aug. 15, 2008.He is survived by his wife; sons, Brent Polley and wife, Kristi, of Starkville, Miss., and Clint Polley and wife, Amy, of Oak Point; grandsons, Seth, Brandon, Caleb, Christopher and Jacob; brothers, Henry Joe Polley of Duncanville and Charles Polley of Purmela.Pallbearers were to be Scott Polley, Mike Polley, Jeff McGraw, Paul Mauck, Jimmy Hicks and Kelly Young.

Pollock, Addie Claudean
1942-2008

Funeral for Addie Claudean Pollock, 66, of Bridgeport was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Burial was at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pollock died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 27, 1942, in Decatur to George and Pauline Ince, she was employed for many years in the medical field as a registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmie Pollock; son, Nathan Shaun Pollock; daughter, Jessica Lafaye Pollock; brothers, Billy and Johnny Ince; and a grandson, Nathan M. Pollock.
Published Thursday, March 6, 2008

Polson, Georgia Ann
1931-2008
Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
A private memorial service will be held for Georgia Ann Polson, 76, of Paradise.
Polson died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Paradise.Born Aug. 1, 1931, in Marcus, Iowa, to Ervin and Rose (Snyder) Galles, she was a retired registered nurse. She married Dr. Marvin W. Polson June 28, 1949, in Marcus.She was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Petersen.She is survived by her husband; daughters, Kris Gibson and husband, Sam, of Granbury, Kim Parker and husband, Richard, of Fort Worth, and Kerri Cathey and husband, Bobby, and Kaye Wood, and husband, Barry, all of Paradise; sons, Kent Polson and wife, Alison, of Fort Worth and Karl Polson and wife, Judy, of Granbury; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry, Dick, Dave and Doug Galles; and a sister, Jane Sourdiff.Memorials may be made to Integracare Hospice, 101 E. Hubbard St., Mineral Wells, TX 76067.

Pounds, Belva Jean
1938-2008

Published Sunday, September 21, 2008
Memorial service for Belva Jean Pounds, 69, of Bedford will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Greenwood Chapel at Greenwood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in the Greenwood Reception Center following the service.
Pounds died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born Nov. 15, 1938, in Saint Jo to Robert J. and Pearl Samples, she received a degree in education from University of North Texas and a degree in art from the University of Texas in Arlington, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was the founding member of the Dilettantes, a 33-year-old mid-cities social service organization. She was an artist, gardener and reader.She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ken Pounds of Bedford, formerly of Decatur; daughters, Amy Estes and husband, John, of Azle and Jennifer Pounds of Bedford; granddaughter, Cassandra Pounds of Azle; brother, Robert J. Samples and wife, Jean, of Houston; and a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Power, Delwin 'Bob'
1939-2008
A private service for Delwin "Bob" Power, 68, of Chico was April 18 at DFW National Cemetery.
Power died Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Chico.
He was born on Sept. 23, 1939, in Bridgeport to Leonard Power and Willow Deene Griffith.
Powers served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a photgrapher and a Web site owner. He also worked briefly as a Realtor.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
He is survived by aunts and cousins.
Published Thursday, April 24, 2008

Preston, Sue
1949-2008

Published Thursday, December 18, 2008
Funeral for Sue Preston, 59, of Chico was Dec. 16 at Hawkins Chapel with the Rev. Todd Dunn officiating. Burial followed in Chico Cemetery.
Preston died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in Chico.Born March 14, 1949, in Center to Jack and Maurine (Chambers) Sanders, she was a homemaker. She married Leroy Preston Sept. 6, 1976, in Fairfield.She was preceded in death by her father, a grandchild, Stephanie Bates, and a brother, Harold Sanders.She is survived by her husband; daughters, Tammy Sanders of Chico, Cathy Boughton and husband, Charles, of Scottsburg, Ill., and Kimberly Moon of Louisville, Ky.; sons, Leroy Preston Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Paradise, Bobby Frank Bates and wife, Cindy, of League City, Ricky Lynn Bates and wife, Julie, of Manville, Larry Don Bates of Chico and Robby Joe Bates and wife, Diane, of Thornton; 12 grandchildren; her mother, of Center; and siblings, Harlon Sanders of Normangee, Donald Sanders of Nacogdoches, Jacqueline Holt of Shelbyville, Becky Hillard of Martinsville, Mike Sanders of Normangee, Sharon Stringer of Center, Rusty Sanders of Pollock, Debbie Adams of Nacogdoches and Dusty Sanders of Center.Pallbearers were James Neil Bates, Michael Preston, Jason Quintero, Anthony Bates, J.R. Sanders and Reedie Joe Goodman.

Price, Opal Elfreida Jacque
1918-2008
Funeral for Opal Elfreida Jacque Price, 89, of Sachse, formerly of Alvord, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Chapelwood Funeral Home Chapel in Nash. The Rev. Bobby White will officiate. Burial will follow at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens.
Price died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at a nursing home in Garland.
Born Jan. 19, 1918, in Charleston, she married George Ross Price Dec. 23, 1939. She was a secretary, retired from the Alvord Independent School District, and a member of the Pleasant Oaks Baptist Church in Texarkana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who was a superintendent at Alvord ISD.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Marie Sherlock of Memphis, Tenn.; a grandson, Kevin Lee Blumer and wife, Cleo, of Hawaii; a granddaughter, Tasha Michelle Herrman and husband, Jason, of Hot Springs, Ark.; three great-grandchildren, Sean Weston Blumer and Anjholena Trisha Blumer, both of Hawaii, and Miles Herrman of Hot Springs; as well as other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Roy Salyer, Kerry Clower, Morris Minchey, Wayne Jeter, Hugh Lewis and Scott Shinsky. Alternate pallbearer will be John Shinsky.
The family requests memorials be made to Heart to Heart Hospice of Texas, 1500 Waters Ridge Dr., Suite 100, Lewisville, TX 75057.
Published Sunday, January 20, 2008

Pruett, Jackie Lou
1930-2008
Published Thursday, December 11, 2008
Funeral for Jackie Lou Pruett, 78, of Denton and formerly of Slidell, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the First Baptist Church of Slidell with the Rev. Ty Lovell officiating. Burial will follow at Slidell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Pruett died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, in Denton. Born Nov. 26, 1930, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Jack and Erma Lou (Brooks) Malone, she was retired from FEMA as a claims administrator. She is survived by her sons, Rene Pruett and wife, Mo, and Danny Pruett and wife, Cheryl; daughters, Donnie Pruett and husband, Bart Monger, and Robin White and husband, Robert, all of Slidell; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.Pallbearers are Bart Monger, Robert White, Preston Pruett, Lensie Pruett, Coy White and Jason Wigington. Honorary pallbearers are James Sitz and Richard Anderson.

Pruitt, Edward Samuel
1938-2008
Published Thursday, May 22, 2008
Graveside service for Edward Samuel Pruitt, 70, of Bowie was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Elmwood Cemetery with Bill Cleveland of the Alvord Baptist Church officiating.
Pruitt died Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Wichita Falls.Born March 20, 1938, in Ringgold to George and Fleda Pruitt, he founded Charter Industries in Henrietta and owned and operated four other mobile home plants and Pruitt Oil and Gas. He was a member of Ringgold Baptist Church and the North Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. He is survived by his wife, Karen; five sons, Mark Pruitt and wife, Sandy, of Houston, Brian Pruitt of Iowa Park, Cary Cowdrey and wife, Jamie, of Decatur, Charles Pruitt and wife, Rosie, of McAllen and Russell Cowdrey of Coppell; 15 grandchildren; two sisters, Rene Reed of Munday and Frances Strickland of Selma, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pruitt, Milburn 'Bob' Eugene
1924-2008

Published Sunday, October 19, 2008
Funeral for Milburn "Bob" Eugene Pruitt, 84, of Alvord was Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Pruitt officiating. Interment followed at the Pruitt Family Cemetery in Alvord.
Pruitt died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born April 21, 1924, in Alvarado to M.E. Pruitt and Lillie Mae Pillow, he joined the United States Navy in 1940 and retired after 20 years of service as a gunner's mate chief. He retired from Bell Helicopter after 18 years as a superintendent. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Moslah Temple Shriners and the Eastern Star. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Bernice Pruitt, and his son, Robert Arthur Pruitt.He is survived by his sons, Greg Pruitt of Fort Worth and Paul Pruitt of Arlington; daughters, Betty Jackson of Double Oak, Janis Pollock of Fort Worth and Bonnie Hamilton of Alvord; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jimmy Pruitt, Danny Pruitt, Jeff Bryan, Tyler Pollock, David G. Hamilton and Roger Hawkins.

Pryor, Charlie Merl
1933-2008

Published Thursday, June 12, 2008
Graveside service for Charlie Merl Pryor, 75, of Decatur is at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at Bethel Cemetery with Craig Rolen officiating.
Pryor died Sunday, June 8, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Jan. 10, 1933, in Detroit, Texas to Charlie Borms and Eula Ma Venus Pryor, he was a retired bus driver for Decatur ISD. He was preceded in death by a sister.He is survived by his daughters, Judy Beach and husband, Tommy, of Hamlin, Charline Croft and husband, Rusty, of Georgia, and Jeanie Ruffner and husband, Robert, of Frisco; sons, Merl Pryor and wife, Terri, of Decatur, Allen Pryor and wife, Debra, of Bowie and James Pryor and wife, Michelle, of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister.

Pryor, Tommy Wayne
1948-2008

Funeral for Tommy Wayne Pryor, 59, of Decatur was Feb. 11 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Vaughn officiating.
Pryor died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008.
Born Sept. 16, 1948, in Detroit to Herman Odell and Kaleta May Pryor, he was an equipment operator.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Anne Stapleton and husband, James, of Paradise, Kaleta De-Nae Phillips and husband, Ryan, of Jacksboro and Rachel Lynn Pryor of Sunset; two sons, Kenny Wayne Pryor and wife, Charlene, of Springtown and Brandon Shelby Moss; three sisters, Barbara Gale Cansler and Charlotte Sue King, both of Alvord and Susan JoAnn Wall of Decatur; four brothers, Gary Lynn Pryor and Ray Dale Pryor, both of Chico, Larry Wade Pryor of Decatur and Rocky Edward Pryor of Illinois; his wife, Glenda Kay Pryor, of Tishwanga, Okla.; and 11 grandchildren.
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pugh, J.R.
1936-2008

Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Funeral for J.R. Pugh, 72, of Bridgeport was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Jones Family Funeral Home with burial in Ringgold Cemetery.
Pugh died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born April 14, 1936, in Park Springs to Edward and Sarah Eva Simons, he served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by brothers, James and Ronald Pugh; sister, Bulah Pugh; and children Cary Pugh and Jo Ruby Pugh.He is survived by his wife, Gail, of Bridgeport; sons, David Pugh, Tony Gray and Randall Thomas; daughters, Deborah Minatra, Dawn Pugh, Jennifer Gray and Pam McDaniel; sisters, Doris Doty and Mary Johns; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were to be Rusty Brown, Mike McGill, Austin Eustace, Mike Phillips, David Thomas and Bob Sealy.

Pyle, Gary Lee
1943-2008

Memorial service for Gary Lee Pyle, 64, of Chico was Jan. 4 at Jones Family Funeral Home.
Pyle died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, in Dallas.
Born Dec. 18, 1943, to Willie E. and Mildred Pyle, he was a welder. He married Nelda Gray June 10, 1964. Pyle served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Sarah Zamora and husband, David, of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren, Dustin of Austin, Justin stationed in Iraq, Alexsis of San Antonio, and Samantha, Conner and Crystal of Corpus Christi; one great-granddaughter, Bailey, of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Terry Pyle and wife, Barbara, of Bastrop, and Raymond Pyle of Palestine; a sister, Glenda Gray and husband, David, of Mesquite; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published Thursday, January 10, 2008