Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2008
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Rainey, Blanche Katherine
1920-2008

Published Sunday, September 7, 2008
Funeral for Blanche Katherine Rainey, 87, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Monahans Cemetery in Monahans with Bill Gaston officiating.
Rainey died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Decatur. Born Dec. 2, 1920, in Hickory Plains, Ark., to Cooper and Thresea Gable Polk, she attended schools in Hickory Plains and was a member of the basketball team. She married H.M. "Buster" Rainey in April 1942 and moved to Monahans in 1950. She worked for Monahans-Wickett-Pyote school cafeterias from 1965 to 1986. She moved to Decatur in 1997. She gardened, sewed, cooked and was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ.She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Lorene Berry, and brother, Charles Polk.She is survived by her sons, W.H. and wife, Frances, of Decatur and Rickey and wife Jane of Arlington; sisters, Christine Welch of Beebe, Ark., Margaret Fromby of Pasadena and Lucille Smothers of Joliet, Ill.; brothers, Bud Polk and Gene Polk of Beebe; grandchildren, Tracey Rainey of Mesquite, Laurie Brandon of Carrollton, Robby Rainey of McKinney, Susan Rush of Charlotte, N.C., Kathy Kovar of Lubbock and Kara Rainey of Decatur; and six great-grandchildren.

Ramirez, Fortino Huerta
1983-2008
Published Sunday, August 24, 2008
Funeral for Fortino Huerta Ramirez, 24, of Decatur was Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur with the Rev. Sojan Jorge officiating. Burial was to be in Mexico.
Ramirez died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Decatur. Born Oct. 14, 1983, in San Anton De Los Martinez, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Angel and Josefina Huerta, he married Graciela Cruz Dec. 13, 2006, in Decatur. He is survived by his wife of Decatur; son, Jose Angel Huerta of Decatur; parents of San Anton De Los Martinez, Mexico; brothers, Maximo Huerta, Antonio Huerta and wife, Maria Mendez, and Asuncion Huerta and wife, Maria Hernandez, all of Decatur; sisters, Maria Guadalupe Huerta, Amelia Huerta, Esther Huerta and Leticia Huerta, all of San Anton De Los Martinez; grandmother, Maria Soledad Zubieta; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Range, Norma Darlene
1929-2008

Published Thursday, October 9, 2008
Funeral for Norma Darlene Range, 79, of Decatur was Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Abbey Chapel at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas with Rick Ross officiating. Burial was at Restland Cemetery.
Range died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, in Decatur. Born Jan. 28, 1929, in Sedalia, Mo., to Charles Sr. and Ethel (Stevens) Eirls, she married Hiram Steve Range March 20, 1949, in Lubbock. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Garland. She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Charles Eirls Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Connie Range. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Rowan and husband, Lynn, of Lubbock; son, Roney Range and wife, Dixie, of Decatur; grandchildren, Rebecca Hatchett and husband, Brent, of Lubbock, Rusty Rowan and wife, Ashley, of St. Louis, Mo., Brandon Range of Killeen and Brian Range of Decatur; four great-grandchildren; sister, Neva Schupp and husband, Virgil; numerous nieces and nephews.

Ray, Margaret Belle
1923-2008

Published Sunday, May 4, 2008
Funeral for Margaret Belle Ray, 84, of Arlington and formerly of Decatur, was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Coker-Hawkins Chapel in Decatur with Buddy Ward officiating. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Ray died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in Arlington.Born May 13, 1923, in Hope, Ark., to Elmer Ormond and Ariena Bell Snowden Lutz, she married Ruel Daniel Ray Dec. 3, 1939, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Hobbs.She is survived by her husband; a son, Andrew Ray and wife, Carol, of Arlington; daughter, Marietta Gillespie and husband, Marshall, of Boyd; grandchildren, Alisa DeLacruz and Brian Gillespie; a sister, Jean Brandaway, of Fort Worth; numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Brian Gillespie, Gary Brandaway, Mike Brandaway, David Brandaway, Gus DeLacruz and Bill Hatcher.

Read, Geraldine Parks
1947-2008

Funeral for Geraldine Parks Read, 60, of Springtown was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with Craig Rolen officiating.
Read died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 28, 1947, in Kennard to Fletcher Scott and Iona (Ripley) Parks, she married Bill Read May 22, 1972, in Marietta, Okla. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Kevin Lee Harris; her great-grandchild, Aubree Barrow; sisters, Maxine Parks and Catherine Hilton; and brothers, Jimmy Parks and William Parks.
She is survived by her son, Larry Harris and wife, Wendy, of Granbury; daughters, Melinda Read of Everman, Brenda Kay Dugan of Granbury, Tephanie Read of Paradise and Renda Deaton and husband, Cody, of Paradise; grandchildren, Brandon, Elishah, John, Alvis, Amber, Ashlee, Amanda, Jerry Jr., Brittany, Chance, Dominick, Aliyah, Kylan and Kylie; great-grandchildren Tessa, Madison, Dakota, Byron, Makaylee and Aubree; sisters, Retha Thornton and Charlene Thomas; brother, Danny Parks; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Harris, Art Lankford, Bobby Deaton, Jason Booth, Barry Blackwell and Shawn Placencia.
Published Sunday, March 23, 2008

Reasoner, Dennis
1951-2008

Published Thursday, July 24, 2008
Funeral for Dennis Reasoner, 57, of Bridgeport was at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with burial in Chico Cemetery.
Reasoner died Thursday, July 17, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born June 26, 1951, to Leroy and Latrell Reasoner, he was owner and operator of Dennis' Hair Design in Bridgeport.He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Lake Bridgeport; daughters, Shelly Dorsey and husband, Darin, of Azle and Denise Otwell and husband, Dawn, of Arkansas; grandchildren, Shelbi, Hunter and McKinzie; mother, Latrell Hays of Bridgeport and stepson, Tony Stewart of Cottondale.

Reddell, Joyce
1936-2008
Memorial service for Joyce Reddell, 72, of Decatur will be scheduled at a later date.
Reddell died Monday, March 24, 2008, in Decatur.
Born June 30, 1936, to Roy and Ruth Guinn, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gene Reddell.
She is survived by her daughter, Susie Young and husband, Rob, of Dallas; son, Rocky Reddell and wife, Jackie, of Granbury; stepdaughter, Teresa Andrews and husband, Gary, of Granbury; and numerous grandchildren.
Published Thursday, March 27, 2008

Reed, Becky
1964-2008

Published Sunday, September 14, 2008
Funeral for Rebecca Ann "Becky" Reed, 44, of Fort Worth, will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land.
Born April 17, 1964, in Fort Worth to Leroy and Beverly North Howell, she rode horses and Harley Davidson motorcycles and participated in barrel racing. She is survived by her sons, Cody Reed and his wife, Casey, of Fort Worth, and Clayton Reed of Dallas; mother, Beverly North Wilson of Fort Worth; brother, Larry Howell and his wife, Nina, of Decatur; stepbrother, Victor Wilson of Tennessee; stepsister, Jana Lewis of Burleson; and fianc , Doug Hale, of Fort Worth.

Reed, Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Culp
1923-2008

Published Sunday, October 12, 2008
Funeral for Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Culp Reed, 85, of Conroe was Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Beaumont. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.
Reed died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, in Conroe. Born June 3, 1923, to Clyde and Mabel Culp in Bowie, she spent most of her childhood in Decatur. She graduated from Decatur High School and Decatur Baptist College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph C. Reed; her daughter, Vivian Goodwin Wimberly; sister, Opal Davis; and the father of her children, Joe B. Goodwin. She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Goodwin Easley and Melinda Goodwin McGowan; grandchildren, David C. Walker, Cara F. Kokel, Melissa L. Hanks, Robert (Bob) E. McGowan, Madeleine (Molly) M. Aguirre, Thomas C. Easley and Ashley E. Easley; and great-grandchildren, Jarrett, Jacob, Jessica, Sandra, Ryan and Lucy.

Rhine, Barbara F.
1939-2008

Published Sunday, September 21, 2008
Funeral for Barbara F. Rhine, 68, of Decatur was Friday, Sept. 19, at Oak Grove Methodist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Gene Chamness officiating.
Rhine died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008.Born Sept. 17, 1939, in Hobart, Okla., to Marvin and Helen (Stephenson) Ferguson, she married Walter Dan Rhine Jan. 22, 1955, in Gainesville. She began her banking career at Decatur Savings & Loan and retired from Legend Bank in Decatur as assistant cashier in 2005. She was a past secretary of the Wise County Youth Fair, past director of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Red Hat Society.She is survived by her husband; sons, Steven Rhine and wife, Marla, of Decatur and Curtis Rhine and wife, Sandra, of Lake Forest, Ill; grandchildren, Jody Rhine, Heathyr Brocket, Michael Rhine, Emily Rhine and Ethan Rhine; and a brother, Ronnie Forester of Fort Worth.Pallbearers were Don Stephens, Don Cassity, Joe Reppeto, Charles Cason, Walter Pac and Bennie King. Honorary pallbearers were the men of Oak Grove Methodist Church.

Rhine, Roberta ‘Robbie’
1945-2008

Private services for Roberta “Robbie” Rhine, 62, were April 1 at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Rhine died Sunday, March 30, 2008, in Decatur.
Born July 9, 1945 in Shelby, Mont. to James and Virginia (Roberts) Thompson, she was a homemaker. She married Ronny Rhine Dec. 21, 1977, in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Thompson.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Ronda Minor and husband, Charles, of Decatur; sons, Jimmy Lind of Leftbridge, Canada, Bret Rhine and wife, Christie, of Decatur and Michael Rhine, and wife, Gail, of Atoka, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Thompson of Elko, Nev., and a sister, Laura Douglas, of Sweetgrass, Mont.
Published Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rhoudes, William L. 'Pete'
1938-2008

Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
Graveside service for William L. "Pete" "Bounty Hunter" Rhoudes, 70, was Friday, May 23, at Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Tackett officiated.
Rhoudes died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Decatur.Born May 4, 1938, to Jack and Mettie (Perkins) Rhoudes, he was a truck driver. He married Faye Tackett June 2, 1970, in Weatherford.He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.He is survived by his wife; sons, Michael Rhoudes of Boyd, Leon Rhoudes of Aquilla and Leonard Rhoudes and B.J. Rhoudes, both of Decatur; daughters, Elizabeth Thorn of Fort Worth, Cynthia Gregory of Alvarado, Connie Shattuck of West, Jeanette Rhoudes of West and Alicia Rhoudes of Decatur; 33 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jackie Keiffer and Charleen Westmoreland, both of Nacogdoches, and Louise Williams of Zavalla; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richards, James ‘Jim’
1940-2008

Funeral for James “Jim” R. Richards, 67, of Boyd will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Richards died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, in Decatur.
Born July 2, 1940, in Mount Holly, Ark., to Iva and J. Roy Richards, he served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and worked for the Fort Worth school district for 17 years.
He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Charles Richards of Fort Worth.
He is survived by his wife, Judie Richards; a son, Russell Richards; a daughter, Wendy Richards; his mother; two sisters, Martha Faye and Norma Jean, both of Alabama; two brothers, Don of Tennessee and Horace of Edinburg; a grandson, Russell James of Florida; a granddaughter, Aleena of Arizona; and a niece.
The family requests memorials be made to New Salem Freewill Baptist Church in Decatur.
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

Richter, Catherine Louise
1915-2008

Funeral for Catherine Louise Richter, 93, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Revs. Johnny Irish and Ken May officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Richter died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 12, 1915, to Shelby F. and Virginia T. Fowler, she was a retired Decatur ISD secretary and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Richter, a brother and a sister.
She is survived by her sons, Terry Richter and wife, Sue, of Frisco and Dennis Richter and wife, Pat, of Marshall; grandchildren, Cheryl Hendrix, Jeff Richter, Kim Richter and Shonnie Graham; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ruth Olsen of McAllen; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Eric Seal, Ronnie Walker, Jim Henderson, Mickey Doyle, Thomas Kemp, Joe Neal Henderson, Rick Quiring and Melvin Sattawhite.
Published Sunday, March 30, 2008

Riddle, Kyle L.
1913-2008
Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
A private family service was scheduled for Brig. Gen. Kyle L. Riddle, 94, of San Antonio, formerly of Decatur.
Riddle died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, in San Antonio.Born Dec. 19, 1913, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps after graduating from Texas A&M University in 1937. He served as a command pilot and in various units for the U.S. Air Force before his retirement March 1, 1969.He is survived by his wife, Davilla St. Clair Riddle; three daughters, Christie Wilkins and husband, William, of Plano, Dinah S. Riddle of San Antonio and Davilla Harding and husband, Mark, of Star Harbor; a son, Kyle L. Riddle Jr. of Austin; and two granddaughters, Davilla E. Riddle and Alyssa Riddle.

Riley, Gary Leon
1936-2008
A private family service was held for Gary Leon Riley, 71, of Decatur.
Riley died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Decatur.
Born June 8, 1936, in Fort Worth to Foy A. and Edith (Rickman) Riley, he was a retired foundry worker.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Riley.
He is survived by a son, Rick L. Riley and wife, Mary, of Fort Worth; three grandchildren, Heather Scharping, Jay Riley and Sara Riley; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Samuel Scharping; a sister, Sue Sinclair of Ireland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Riley, Ronald Lee
1943-2008

Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Funeral for Ronald Lee Riley, 65, of Lane, Okla., formerly of Boyd, was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Brown's Funeral Chapel in Atoka, Okla., with Mike Drinkard officiating. Burial was to be at Butler Cemetery.
Riley died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, in Dallas. Born Oct. 18, 1943, in Merced, Calif., to James K. Riley and Vera Posey Riley, he attended school at Permian High School in Odessa. He married Bonnie Drinkard July 15, 1965, in Odessa. He worked as a professional barber, heavy equipment operator and postal carrier. He was a member of Lane Baptist Church and worked puzzles and played hand games. He worked for the Boy Scouts and camped and hiked. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Lloyd Riley, and a sister, Emma Fay Winaski.He is survived by his wife; son, James Riley and wife, Cassandra, of Lane; three grandchildren, Christian Riley of Lane, Bailey Riley of Caney, Okla., and Alyssa Riley of Lane; two brothers, Billy Ray Riley of Mabank and Roger Dale Gaskill and wife, Carla, of Savoy; two sisters, Vera Mae Shook and husband, E.L., of Hobbs, N.M., and Jessie Kay Deltor of Mabank.Pallbearers were Gary Gregory, Clint Rector, Bill Zimmer, William Zimmer, Billy Jenkins and Dale Carnley. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jim Alexander, Clarence Rice, Rick Donato and Arthur Crews

Roberts, Donald Wade
1944-2008

Published Thursday, November 6, 2008
Graveside service for Donald Wade Roberts, 64, of Lake Bridgeport is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with Dale Webster officiating. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Roberts died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, in Lake Bridgeport. He was born May 27, 1944, in Decatur to James Thomas and Ella Ethel Myers Roberts.He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie McLean Roberts, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Whitaker and husband, Phillip, of Corpus Christi; sisters, Janice Phillips of Bridgeport and Lucy Smith of Decatur; grandchildren, Kristie Barnes and Jordan Whitaker of Corpus Christi; and great-grandchild, Destinee Reynolds of Corpus Christi.Pallbearers will be Jerald Foreman, Jimmy Foreman, James Walker, Ricky Martin, Bo Hall, Ramon Galvan and Sonny Whitsett.

Roberts, Donald Wayne
1937-2008

Published Thursday, October 9, 2008
Funeral for Donald Wayne Roberts, 71, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Joe Richardson officiating. Burial will be at the East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Roberts died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Aug. 1, 1937, to Carl and Colea Roberts at Willow Point, he was a mason with the Bridgeport Lodge for 40 years. He was an honorary member of the Joe Roughneck Club, fished, read, raised cattle and spent time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry Devoll, and granddaughter, Anna Devoll.He is survived by his wife, Kay Roberts; daughter, Marcia Devoll of Bridgeport; son, Monty Roberts and wife, Darby; grandchildren, Amber Cross, Caytlyn Devoll, Hunter Devoll, Baylee Anderson, Wil Anderson, Derrick Bryan, Sarah Schmidt, Joanna Holly and Christopher Schmidt, all of Bridgeport; great-grandchildren, Maddie Cross and Mason Cross of Bridgeport; and numerous cousins.Pallbearers will be Jackie Phillips, Harold Allison, Wayne Bradley, Gary Early, Bill Kersey and Willie T. Smith.

Roberts, Inize
1925-2008
Funeral for Inize Roberts, 83, of Boyd was March 20 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with Wesley Clayton officiating. Burial was at Boyd Cemetery.
Roberts died Sunday, March 16, 2008.
Born Feb. 22, 1925, in Nellie, Ark., to Emmitt Wesley and Dessie Jane (Shores) Cox, she married Claude Donald Roberts July 15, 1949, in Gainesville. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997 and her sister, Berniece Stone.
She is survived by her daughters, Elsie Davis of Azle, Janeen Roberts and husband, Mark, of Decatur, Jazhet Rushin of Tishomingo, Okla., and Barbara Balltree and husband, Josh, of Boyd; son, Donald Roberts and wife, Regina, of Weatherford; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Orvell Cox of Harrah, Okla., LeeRoy Cox of Burleson, Earl Cox of Fort Worth and Charles Cox of Newark; sister, Fay O’Neil of Glenrose; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Miller, Chris Miller, Kevin Tuttle, D.J. Roberts, Billy Morris and Jim Clayton.
Published Sunday, March 23, 2008

Roberts, Janie Belle Davis
1916-2008

Published Sunday, June 15, 2008
Funeral for Janie Belle Davis Roberts, 91, of Decatur was Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Revs. Ken May and Jack Gatewood officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Roberts died Monday, June 9, 2008, in Decatur.Born June 25, 1916, in Haskell to Edmon Jackson and Pearlie Estella (Williams) Davis, she was a retired social worker. She married John Thomas Roberts Dec. 1, 1940. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.She was preceded in death by a brother, Carroll Clayton Davis.She is survived by a son, John E. Roberts and wife, Eve, of Decatur; a daughter, Jan Bell and husband, Larry, of Justin; grandchildren, Melody Shaw and husband, Doyle, of Wolfe City, Seth Roberts and wife, Amy, of Dallas, Heather Roberts Hancock and husband, Greg, of Frisco, Sara E. Roberts of Denton and Rebecca J. Roberts and Michelle J. Roberts, both of Decatur; great-grandchildren, Kasey Sperry and husband, Josh, of Wolfe City, Cody Shaw and wife, Kelli, of Pecan Gap and Zander Hancock; and one great-great granddaughter, Jolee Shaw.Pallbearers were Larry Roberts, Dick Roberts, Larry Bell, Doyle Shaw, Cody Shaw and Seth Roberts.Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Decatur Mission Fund or to World Vision/Child Sponsorship.

Roberts, Sherry Ann
1946-2008
Published Thursday, May 8, 2008
Funeral for Sherry Ann Roberts, 62, of Lefors was Tuesday, May 6 at the First Baptist Church of Lefors with the Rev. Chris Webb officiating. Burial was at Memorial Heights Cemetery in Lefors.
Roberts died Sunday, May 4, 2008, in Amarillo.Born March 11, 1946, in Pampa to John and Abbie Archer, she married Eddie Joe Roberts Dec. 31, 1979, in Lefors. She lived in Lefors her entire life and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lefors. She is survived by her husband; sons, Mark Connell and wife, Belinda, and Drayton Roberts and wife, Sammie, all of Lefors; daughter, Tess Harden and husband, Allen, of White Deer; stepson Jody Roberts and wife, Laurie, of Plano; stepdaughters, Crystal Brown and husband, Thom, of Pampa and Mandy Ferguson and husband, Ronny, of Lefors; sister, Barbara Ince and husband, Johnny, of Alvord; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105 or Lefors Volunteer Fire Department.

Robeson, Freddie
1942-2007

Funeral for Freddie Robeson, 65, of Alvord was Dec. 31 at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro with the Rev. Carroll Caddell officiating.
Robeson died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, in Decatur.
Born June 6, 1942, in Gainesville, he was the former owner of Quality Oilfield Services and Patriot Liquid Services. He married Maurice Boaz June 16, 1962, in Whitesboro.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Jane Todd and husband Doug of Tuttle, Okla.; son, Fred Robeson Jr. and wife Michelle of Decatur; four grandchildren, Amber, Sarah, Michaela and Nathan Todd; mother, Nannie Branch of Collinsville; brother, Jackie Branch of Collinsville; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were Bob Howard, Tommy Hale, Marcus Eubanks, Milton Dunlap, Kris Mowery, Jack Little, Doug Mitchell and Rodney Terrell.
The family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Alvord Building Fund.
Published Thursday, January 3, 2008

Robinson, James Richard
1952-2008

Published Sunday, December 28, 2008
Funeral for James Richard Robinson, 56, of Chico was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with Dr. David Burrows and the Rev. Craig Erb officiating. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Robinson died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in Chico.Born March 26, 1952, in Decatur to Melvin and Cathy Robinson, he married Carla Smith on Nov. 23, 1991, in Euless. He was a construction superintendent and had worked for several general contractors during his more than 30 years in the business. He was mayor of Chico for six years and was a member of Chico's Economic Development Corporation. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Beau Robinson and George Robinson.He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Misty Dawn Robinson; a son, Matthew Robinson; a stepdaughter, Amy Simmons and husband, Justin; a granddaughter, Avery Simmons; parents, Melvin and Cathy Robinson; two nieces; and numerous aunts and uncles. Pallbearers were to be David Riddles, Ken Conway, Eddie Cowley, Larry Whitaker, B.J. Cole and Tommy Newton.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Wise County Relay for Life.

Robinson, Larry Dale
1939-2008

Funeral for Larry Dale Robinson, 67, was Feb. 19 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
Robinson died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 30, 1939, in Manilla, Ark., to Albert and Lena Robinson, he was a retired K-Mart manager. He married Thelma Ann Taylor on Aug. 4, 1971, in Wichita Falls.
He is survived by two daughters, Scarlett Kathy Robinson of Florida and Karen Sue Hunter of Wichita Falls; a son Michael Hunter and wife, LaRonda, of Rhome; three granddaughters, Monica Trammell, Zandi Melton and Ashley Hunter; a grandson Jarrod Howell; a sister, Linda Piercey of Texarkana.
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

Rodriguez, Lilia
1967-2008

Funeral for Lilia Rodriguez, 40, of West Palm Beach, Fla., will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rogelio Moya officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the funeral home.
Rodriguez died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
Born Aug. 22, 1967, in Mexico to J. Isabel and Lucina Luevano, she married Yraldo Elicio Rodriguez April 12, 1986, in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Miriam Rodriguez of West Palm Beach; her parents of Decatur; brother, Ubaldo Luevano of Decatur; sisters, Nela Alvarez, Anita Mares, Abelia Gaeta, Florina Luevano and Magdalena Campos, all of Decatur.
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

Roe, Henry E.
1915-2008

Published Thursday, May 22, 2008
Funeral for Henry E. Roe, 93, of Paradise was May 20 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joey Vick officiating. Burial followed in West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Roe died Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Paradise.Born March 4, 1915, in Bridgeport to Joseph Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Roe, he was retired from the Bridgeport Water Department.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Will Roe.He is survived by his daughter, Sherri Strickland and husband, Don, of Paradise; sons, Henry Roe and wife, Karen, of Valley Mills and Jimmy Roe and wife, Carol, of Parachute, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Heath, Melody, Courtney, Felishia, Chelsey, David, Brandy, Amanda and Cody; and seven great-grandchildren, Calder, Haley, McKenzie, Addison, Brittany, Briana and Brock.Pallbearers were Barbara Mullins, Connie Teter, Wanda Hobbs, Kim Mercer, Lynn Misnick and Vicki Stokes. Honorary pallbearers were Red Buck and Jana Mosley.

Roe, Wanda Elizabeth
1923-2008

Published Sunday, August 24, 2008
Funeral for Wanda Elizabeth Roe, 85, of Wichita Falls and formerly of Decatur was Aug. 19 at the Immanuel Baptist Church with Louis Horton officiating.
Roe died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Wichita Falls.Born April 29, 1923, in Athens, Tenn., to James K. and Bernice LaVaughn (Wilson) Edgemon, she married Raymond Roe Feb. 2, 1947, in Wichita Falls. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband.She is survived by her sisters, Myretta Holzer of Smithville, Dorothy Roberts of Cedar Park, Peggy Bowman of Wichita Falls, Burnie Kay Newell of Chino Valley, Ariz., Mary Helen Tillerson of Wichita Falls and Jimmie Baker of Wichita Falls; and brothers, Bud Edgemon of Wichita Falls and Eddie Walker of Broken Arrow, Okla.

Romine, Edith
1915-2008

Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Funeral for Edith Romine, 93, of Briar was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michael Stevenson officiating.
Romine died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, in Decatur.Born June 19, 1915, to Noah Oscar and Grace Helena (Selby) Pursley in Foster, Okla., she was a homemaker. She married Hugh Virgil Romine Dec. 18, 1932, in Foster, Okla., and was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church of McKinney.She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Aubrey, Gene, Jimmy Ray and Larry Romine; brothers, Lloyd, Jay Roy, Bill, Cecil and Noah Pursley; sisters, Methyl and Minnie Lee Webb and Pearl Ella Pursley.She is survived by her sons, Oscar Romine and wife, Billie, of Rhome, David Romine and wife, Peggy, of Wills Point, Bill Romine and wife, Nancy, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Charles Romine and wife, Tressa, of Rhome; daughters, Grace Neal and husband, Dave, of Garland, Helen Wells of Rhome and Joyce Cardwell of Briar; sisters, Lucille Bishop and Caroline Byrne; 27 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.Pallbearers were to be Wesley Romine, Randy Wells, Todd Romine, Arnold Burrus, Luke Romine, Brian Romine, J.R. Romine and Richard Parr.

Roop, Donna Kathleen
1938-2008
Published Sunday, November 9, 2008
Graveside service for Donna Kathleen Roop, 70, of Alvord will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Johnny Irish officiating.
Roop died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, in Decatur. Born Sept. 6, 1938, in Fort Worth to Harry Clyde and Carrie (Porter) Caldwell, she married Moran Roop Jan. 23, 1976, in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her son, Bryan Timothy Monsour. She is survived by her husband; daughters, Teresa Monsour of Rockwall, Tamara May and husband, Mike, of Decatur and Darlinda Warnell of Iowa; sons, Tony Monsour of Decatur and Ronnie Lee of Alvord; grandson, Bryan Monsour of Alvord; six grandchildren; stepsons, Frank and Troy Roop and family; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Roper, Darlene Christian
1934-2008

Published Thursday, December 18, 2008
Graveside service for Darlene Christian Roper, 74, of Decatur was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rick Ross officiating.
Roper died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008.Born Oct. 17, 1934, in Duncan, Okla., to Marion Alonzo and Wilma Claudia (Ice) Lester, she moved with her family to Decatur in 1946. While attending Decatur High School, she played on the 1951 varsity basketball team that played in the first girls' state tournament in Austin. She married Charles Christian April 16, 1951, in Waurika, Okla., and was married 39 years at the time of his death. She later married Billy Clinton Roper in Decatur, and they spent 10 years traveling before settling back in Decatur.She was preceded in death by her first husband and a brother, Wendell Lester.She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Teresa Mattison and Carrie Christian; two sons, Ricky Christian and Joey Christian, all of Decatur; a brother, Skip Lester of Burneyville, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Rusty Christian, Chris Mattison, Andy Mattison and Brian Christian.

Rowe, Guy Warren
1917-2008
Graveside service for Guy Warren Rowe, 90, of Decatur was Jan. 15 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Rowe died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 17, 1917, in Teague to Charles Evan and Jessie Irene Rowe, he married Florence Rowe on April 6, 1946, in Decatur. He was a painter.
He is survived by his daughter, Nona Taylor and husband, Jim, of Denison; son, Paul Wesley Clay-Rowe of California; grandchildren, Kristi Beddie of Decatur, Michael and Randy Taylor of Denison and Shellye, Danella and Shelby of California.
Published Thursday, January 17, 2008

Roybal, Raymond
1947-2008

Published Sunday, November 30, 2008
A private memorial service was planned for Raymond Roybal, 61, of Decatur.
He died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, in Decatur. Born Jan. 8, 1947, in Santa Fe, N.M., to Raymond and Genevieva Trujillio Roybal, he married Donna Bundy in May 2001 in Temecula, Calif. He was a retired pipeline contractor. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Ray Roybal of Fullerton, Calif., Brandon Roybal of Anaheim, Calif., and Damian Clem and Tony Clem, both of Ohio; a daughter, Jayme Roybal of Fullerton; a brother, Leroy Roybal; three sisters, Martha Chavez, Phoebe Ybarro and Della Ortiz; a stepson, Cash Bundy; a stepdaughter, Shelby Bundy; and nine grandchildren.

Rushing, Michael Alvin
1947-2008
Published Sunday, August 17, 2008
Memorial service for Michael Alvin Rushing, 61, of Ponder was Aug. 15 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Rushing died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, in Decatur.Born Jan. 27, 1947, in Baker, La., to Alvin and Mary (Beard) Rushing, he was a carpenter and past administrator of Abundant Life Children's Home for three years. He married Rebecca Adams Dec. 12, 1996, in Decatur.He is survived by his wife; sons, Terry Rushing of Troupe, Byron Rushing of Decatur, and Angel and Aaron Rushing of Ponder; daughter, Michele Haiduk of Decatur; sister, Patsy Ryan of Baton Rouge, La.; and grandchildren, Crystal Rushing and Phoenix Adams.

Russell, Kenneth Neal
1935-2008

Published Thursday, May 22, 2008
Memorial service for Kenneth Neal Russell, 73, of Decatur will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Decatur. A private burial will be Thursday at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Russell died Monday, May 19, 2008.Born Jan. 7, 1935, in Fort Worth, to Albert Cornelius Russell and Lora Olnolpha Moore, he grew up in Fort Worth and was a graduate of Poly Tech High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp and retired from the National Cash Register Company in Fort Worth.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Russell; a son, Mike Russell and wife, Geri; two daughters, Tanya Holloway and husband, Derwood, and Teena Tedford and husband, Mark; six grandchildren, Chandra, Kelli, Levi, Leah, Megan and Grant; and eight great-grandchildren, Preston, Nicholas, Alex, Austin, Gage, Carlie, Ella and Zane.Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rutherford, Wanna
1931-2008

Published Thursday, November 20, 2008
Graveside service for Wanna V. Rutherford, 77, of Boyd will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2 with the Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Rutherford died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Decatur. Born Aug. 24, 1931, in Boyd to Warner A. and Loretta (Cobb) Inman, she was a retired assembly line worker for Volkswagen.She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hardee Rutherford; brother, Doyle Inman; and sister, Shirley Smith.She is survived by her daughters, Penny Best and husband, Rusty, of Kingston, Okla., Karen Long of Boyd and Shawnda Faust and husband, Tony, of Boyd; grandchildren, Jacklyn, Tiffany, Skylar, Jordan, Jacob, Karson, John and Sherry; and great-grandchildren, Declan, Raeann, Tory, Karie and Kaitly. Pallbearers will be Kenny Smith, Jim Bo Smith, Bubba Smith, Jeff McGuire, Johnny McGuire and Shane Starnes.

Rynearson, Fredrick Lee, Sr.
1919-2008
Funeral for Fredrick Lee Rynearson Sr., 89, of Decatur, was March 24 at the Duddlesten Funeral Home Chapel in Raymondville.
Rynearson died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Decatur.
Born March 16, 1919, in Crosno, Mo., to Henry and Lottie Washburn Rynearson, he was the owner of Rynearson’s Decatur Home Center, Ace Hardware and Mattress Express. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Raymondville and served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a 50-year member of the Grande Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Texas, Decatur Lodge No. 447. He was also a member of the Mosiah Shriners, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry S.J., USA of Fort Worth and Eastern Star No. 543 in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanie; sons, Fred Lee and wife, Judy, of Oregon, Richard and wife, Irene, of Houston and Tom and wife, Cathy, of Michigan; daughters, Gail Delong and husband, Jerry, of New Mexico, Denise Appleby and husband, Rick, of Spring and Amy Taylor and husband, Gary, of Washington; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the University of Missouri School of Music in his memory, C/O Dr. Melvin Platt, 140 Fine Arts Bldg., Columbia, MO 65203.
Published Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sammons, Annie Hicks
1913-2008

Published Thursday, October 2, 2008
Funeral for Annie Hicks Sammons, 95, of Bridgeport was Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Wiltcher officiating. Burial was in East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Sammons died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Jan. 22, 1913, in Lancaster to Haggie Harrison and Jennie Irene (Barrow) Roberts, she married William David Sammons July 6, 1983, in Bridgeport. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Bridgeport. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Findle Fuller "Turner" Hicks in January 1972; her second husband, Dave Sammons; daughters, Nancy Morrow and Frances Currin; grandson, David Schneider; five sisters; and two brothers.She is survived by her daughters, Lenora Cansler of Bridgeport, Evelyn Ryan of Lineville, Ala., and Melinda Roberts and husband, Calvin, of Granbury; grandchildren, Tommy, Millie, Doug, Marsha, Kim, Rebecca, Curt, Jill, Kaye and Robert; 20 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Roberts of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Westbrook of Fort Worth; numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were William Currin, Doug Currin, Curt Morrow, Robert Schneider, Chance Cansler and Jason Holley.

Sanders, Genell Whitten
1920-2008
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008
Graveside service for Genell Whitten Sanders, 87, of Buchanan Dam was to be Saturday, Aug. 9, at Bluffton Cemetery with Doug Aston officiating.
Sanders died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, in Llano.Born Aug. 10, 1920, in Paradise to Floyd and Generva (Hodgson) McBride, she was retired from Texas Instruments. She married Arnold G. Whitten in October of 1936. He died in 1964. She then moved to Leander and met and married David Sanders.She was preceded in death by both husbands; two grandchildren, Mark Ragland and Stony Maddox; and two brothers, Rondall McBride and Garland McBride.She is survived by her son, Bill Whitten of Buchanan Dam; four daughters, Shirley Ragland of Ravenel, S.C., Anne Chitwood of Newark, Joyce Yager of Cleburne and Linda Maddox of Perryton; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; a brother, F.J. McBride and a sister, Mozell Yost.

Sanders, Sarah Fancy
1940-2008

Published Thursday, November 27, 2008
Graveside service for Sarah Fancy Sanders, 68, of Newark was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Sanders died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in Fort Worth. Born May 12, 1940, in Fort Worth to Willie Floyd and Sarah Fancy (Holland) South, she married Sandy Sanders March 1, 1958, in Gainesville. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband; sons, Lance Sanders and wife, Nancy, and Ray Sanders, all of Newark; daughters, Leighann King and husband, Jimmy, of Boyd, and Leslie DeRose and husband, Frank, of Pittsburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; brother, Glen South and wife, Betty, of Haltom City; and several nieces and nephews.

Sanders, Vondie Faye
1933-2008
Funeral for Vondie Faye Sanders, 74, of Sunset was April 2 at the Alvord Church of Christ.
Sanders died Monday, March 31, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 6, 1933, in Fox, Okla., she was retired from Lockheed.
She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Sanders of Sunset; daughters, Anna Jones, Julie Howton and Melissa Earl, all of North Carolina; a sister, Jarett Lnand of New Mexico; mother-in-law, Brownie Sanders; sisters and brothers-in-law; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, April 6, 2008

Schedcik, Irene Ann
1915-2008

Published Thursday, May 8, 2008
Memorial mass for Irene Ann Schedcik, 93, of Bridgeport will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 9 at St. John's Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father Sojan George as celebrant.
Schedcik died Sunday, May 4, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Feb. 13, 1915, to Andrew and Katherine Nowicki in Athens, Wis., she was a member of the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters and the Quilting Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Schedcik.She is survived by her son, Jack Schedcik and wife, Joan, of Runaway Bay; grandchildren, John Schedcik and wife, Brandy, Patrick Schedcik and Risa Schedcik; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51, Ste. 400, Decatur, TX 76234, or the Trinity Care Center, 2108 15th St., Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Scott, Dean
1924-2008
Funeral for Dean Scott, 84, of Rhome is Friday, April 25, in Greenwood Chapel. Entombment will be at the Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Scott died Tuesday, April 22, 2008.
Scott was born March 12, 1924, in Bellmead. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for General Dynamic until her retired in 1986.
He was preceded in death by Geneva Scott, his wife of 46 years.
He is survived by sons, Lanny C. Dickerson and wife, Sandra, Kenneth Dickinson and wife, Sue, and Michael Scott; daughters, Cynthia Misner and husband, Steve, and Sharon Stockton; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers Willie Scott and Donald Scott.
Published Thursday, April 24, 2008

Scribner, J.W.
1934-2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Graveside service for J.W. Scribner, 75, of Rhome was Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Scribner died Thursday, July 31, 2008, in Decatur.He was born July 2, 1934, in Grapevine to John William and Alice Mae (Sutton) Scribner.He was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.He is survived by a brother, Leslie Allan Scribner of Southlake and numerous nieces and nephews.

Scroggins, Pauline Bernice
1917-2008

Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Graveside service for Pauline Bernice Scroggins, 91, of Keller was Thursday, Nov. 13, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo with the Rev. Marty Hambrick officiating. A funeral service was Friday, Nov. 14, at the Polk Street Methodist Church in Amarillo.
Scroggins died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Grapevine.Born April 3, 1917, in Decatur to J.D. and Mary Kathryn Parish, she grew up on a farm in Wise County and went to school in Decatur. She married J.E. "Jake" Scroggins in 1941. She was a member of the Polk Street Methodist Church in Amarillo for 51 years, participated in church activities, and enjoyed yard work, needle work and playing bridge.She was preceded in death by her husband; nine siblings; and a son, Benny Scroggins.She is survived by a daughter, Paula Ezzell; a son, James Scroggins and wife, Regina; a daughter-in-law, Rosie Scroggins; a sister, Naoma Parish; a brother, Leon Parish; grandchildren, Christie Herman and husband, Tony, Eric Scroggins, Michaela Scroggins, Brian Scroggins and wife, Loren, Jodi Arnold and husband, Shawn, Nicole Scroggins and Valerie Ecton and husband, Mark; and great-grandchildren, Blake and Haley Herman, McKenna, Jay and Regan Scroggins, Ashley, Mathew and Ben Ecton.

Seay, Joseph Don
1938-2008

Published Sunday, October 5, 2008
Funeral for Joseph Don Seay, 70, of Bowie, was to be Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Voice of Trumpet Assembly of God Church in Sunset. Burial was to be at Alvord Cemetery.
Seay died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, in Bowie.Born July 23, 1938, in Carrol, Miss., to James Edward and Emma Sue Woodard Seay, he was a retired truck driver. He married Gracia Mae barnes on Dec. 5, 1973, in Ardmore, Okla.He is survived by his wife, Gracia Seay, of Bowie; daughters, Panda Moss and husband, Herman Smith of Park Springs; Brenda Lansford and husband, Terry, of Runaway Bay; Christi Looney and husband, Jimmy, of Alvord; Michelle Walsh, and husband, Bill, of Sunset; Darla McClain of Cleburne; sons, Melvin "Bo" Seay and wife, Deylane of South Boston, Va., Billy Seay of Bowie; Jerry Pierce and wife, Debbie, of Fort Worth; Donnie Ray Seay of Plano; brother, William L. Seay of San Antonio; sisters, Lilly Hollmand and husband, Tommy, of Yazoo, Miss.; Helon Mayer and husband, Gene, of Richland Springs; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Sensibaugh, Virginia Ann Christian
1924-2007

Graveside service for Virginia Ann Christian Sensibaugh, 83, of Decatur was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Irish was to officiate.
Sensibaugh died Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 28, 1924, to Carl Lee and Sallye Bobo Christian in Decatur, she was the former owner and manager of Christian Funeral Home. She married Zack Sensibaugh on Dec, 6, 1944, in Decatur. The couple operated Christian Funeral Home until his death in 1970. Virginia managed the longtime family funeral home until 1980 when she sold it to the Hawkins family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Lynn Sensibaugh; and a sister, Maxine Inabnett.
She is survived by three daughters, Sally Engstrom and husband, Jim, of Ft. Worth, Susan Cocanougher and husband, Gary, of Decatur, Sandra Hammond and husband, Dan, of Denton; nine grandchildren, Chris Anne, Clint, Liz, Zack, Christian, Joey, Anne, David and Julie; and six great-grandchildren, Stephani, Rachael, Natalie, Katie, Evelyn and Dacey.
Published Sunday, March 16, 2008

Shaunfield, Mary Alice
1929-2008

Published Thursday, December 18, 2008
Graveside service for Mary Alice Shaunfield, 79, of Grand Prairie, formerly of Decatur, was Dec. 15 at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jeremy Rogers officiating.
Shaunfield died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in Arlington.Born July 31, 1929, in Canyon to William Louis and Mary Margaret (Ogan) Browning, she married J.D. Shaunfield Sept. 16, 1947, in Reagan.She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Lewis.She is survived by her son, Bruce Shaunfield and wife, Rosemary, of Bryan; two daughters, Annette Saunder and husband, Ron, of Bowie and Molly Fetliff of Grand Prairie; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Shaw, Lou
1924-2008
Funeral for Lou Shaw, 83, of Decatur will be Feb. 14 at Coker-Hawkins Chapel with the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Decatur. Family visitation was to be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Shaw died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Clarksville to Charles and Pearl Dickey, she was a retired insurance agent.
She is survived by daughters Martha Kirby of Fort Worth; Linda Miller and husband, Raleigh, of Decatur; brothers Guinn and John Dickey; grandson Todd James of Arlington; granddaughter Amy Brooks and husband, Taylor, of Hurst; great-grandchildren Allison and Blake James, Peyton, Madeline, Sarah Elizabeth and Jonathan Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, February 14, 2008

Shawn, Mary Jo
1929-2008

Published Thursday, May 29, 2008
Funeral for Mary Jo Shawn, 78, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Jones Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Shawn died Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Aug. 25, 1929, in Robstown to Herman and Jennie Von Heuvel, she was a nurse's aide. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Elmer Shawn, Cotton Lawrence and Joe Mulder; a son, Donald Shawn; a daughter, Peggy Barnett; and three brothers. She is survived by a son, Robert Shawn and wife, Brenda, of Bridgeport; son-in-law, James Barnett of Paradise; brother, Billy Waldeck of Arizona; grandchildren, Colby Shawn and wife, Nyree, Jason Shawn and wife, Toby, Tommy Hendrix and wife, Jennifer, Jimmy Hendrix and Paul Barnett; and five great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were to be Wiley Preskitt, Willie Torres, John Torres, Johnny Pippin, Josh Pippin and Chase Villado.

Shellenberger, James
1969-2008

Published Sunday, October 26, 2008
Funeral for James Shellenberger, 39, of Midland was Friday, Oct. 24, in Midland. Burial was in Whiteface.
Shellenberger died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008.Born April 8, 1969, in Medicine Lodge, Kan., to Wanda and Vernon Shellenberger, he graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1987. He attended Wyoming Technical Institute and became a diesel mechanic. He worked for Geophysical in the Alaska Gulf. He worked for Stewart & Stevenson since 1999. He married Mandi Rodgers April 26, 2003. He was a deacon at the Cuthbert Avenue Baptist Church in Midland and a member of Eagles Lodge in Odessa. He was a road captain for the Eagle Riders. He is survived by his wife; son, Nathan, of Midland; parents; sisters, Theresa Gee, Katie Gee and Paula Lackey; many nieces and nephews and other family members. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Shilling, Helen Moyers Hawkins
1928-2008
Funeral for Helen Moyers Hawkins Shilling, 79, of Fort Worth was Dec. 31 at Greenwood Chapel with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Terry Casey of West Freeway Church of Christ officiated.
Shilling died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007.
Born Sept. 1, 1928, to Jim and Ruby Neel Moyers, she was a nurse. She was involved in community service by giving of her time, clothes and food.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harold Shilling; brothers, Eldon, Willard, James and Rayburn Moyers; sister, Noma Pipes Boner; sisters-in-law, Lou, Joyce and Frances Moyers.
She is survived by a son, Rick Hawkins and wife, Irma, of Weslaco; grandchildren, Ronnye Hawkins of Chicago, Priscilla Hawkins Jackson and husband, Eric, of Weslaco; stepson, Jon Shilling and wife, Connie, of Fort Worth; stepdaughter, Sharon Shilling of Fort Worth; step-grandchildren, Luther and Lacy Shilling, both of Fort Worth; brother, Wayne Moyers of Fort Worth; sister, Bonnie Mott of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Jane Garcia of Bridgeport and Vonnie Moyers of Fort Worth; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were James Earl Moyers, Mike Moyers, Bennie Moyers, Jerry Moyers, Carroll Collier and Don Lambert.
Published Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shirley, Peggy E.
1932-2008
Published Thursday, September 25, 2008
Graveside service for Peggy E. Shirley, 76, of Fort Worth, formerly of Cottondale, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. before the service at Lucas Funeral Home.
Shirley died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.Born Feb. 13, 1932, in Fort Worth to John Edward and Ruby Corine (Seale) Martin, she retired from the Tarrant County Courthouse tax office. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Cottondale Fire Department. She painted. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Shirley; son, Ben Edward Shirley; and a daughter, Cheri Gable. She is survived by her grandchildren, Kelly, Kersti, Clint and Christal; great-grandchildren, Justin, Devin, Dustin, Makayla, Roper, Dakota, Makenzie, Brookelyn and Jaxon; and a son-in-law, Rusty Gable, of Decatur.

Shurbet, Carolyn Jean
1945-2008
Funeral for Carolyn Jean Shurbet, 62, of Olney, formerly of Decatur, was to be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Lunn Funeral Home chapel in Olney. Scotte Clark was to officiate. Burial was to follow at Restland Cemetery.
Shurbet died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, in Olney.
Born Oct. 22, 1945, in Hamlin to Marion Lee “Dugan” and Lucy Mae (Williams) Bone, she married Jimmie Ralph Shurbet in 1971 in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was a home health aid.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Joy Louise Bone; and a grandson, Allen Wayne Garibay.
She is survived by two sons, Donnie Mac Cox Jr. and Travis Dean Cox, both of Olney; three daughters, Wanda Lee Bone of Abilene, Lucy Jo Garibay and husband, Junior, of Olney, and Barbara Louise Heverly and husband, Jim, of Arkansas; a brother, Carl Douglas Bone and wife, Yvette, of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Shirley Mae Stephens and husband, Steve, of Olney and Freda Sue Reeves and husband, Johnie, of Abilene; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sigsbee, David Wayne
1950-2008
Published Thursday, December 18, 2008
Funeral for David Wayne Sigsbee, 58, of Crafton, was Dec. 15 with burial at Crafton Cemetery.
Sigsbee died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Victoria. Born Feb. 10, 1950, in Victoria to John Winford (Jimmie) and Inez Tillery Sigsbee, he was a retired engineer for Houston Lighting and Power. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1968 and continued his education at Del Mar College, where he graduated with a degree in marine science in 1971, and the University of Houston, where he received a engineering degree in 1975.He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Sigsbee.He is survived by his children, Dr. Lynn Gonzales and husband, Arthur, of Cuero, Jeffrey Keith Sigsbee and wife, Mandy, of Crafton, and Paul Andrew Sigsbee and wife, Jill, of McKinney; grandchildren, Kayeli Faith Sigsbee, Elizabeth Inez Gonzales and Peyton Grace Sigsbee.

Simmons, Treyton Adam Wallace
2006-2008

Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
Funeral for Treton Adam Wallace Simmons, 2, was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord with burial in Jonestown Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. Bill Cleveland was to officiate.
Simmons died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born Feb. 28, 2006, to Adam Cary Simmons and Amberly Hastings, he was a happy boy who loved to dance.He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Marvin Wallace Ford; cousin, Brogan Hamilton; and great-grandfather, Billy Jack Lynch.He is survived by his mother and her husband, John K. Cortez, of Bridgeport; father and his wife, Kiri Allison, of Alvord; grandparents, Willis and Katie Lovejoy of Chico, Cary and Janet Simmons of Alvord and Velma J. Ford of Springtown; great-grandparents, Shorty and Treva Simmons of Jacksboro and Dorothy Lynch of Bridgeport; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Singleton, Isla Florena
1947-2008

A private graveside service will be held for Isla Florena Singleton, 60, of Decatur.
Born April 6, 1947, in Decatur, she died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in Bridgeport.
She is survived by a daughter, Kim Sullivan and husband, Michael; a granddaughter, Lauren Sullivan of Richardson; a sister, Kathie Hilton, of Decatur; three brothers, Billy Ray Copeland of Decatur, Lanny Copeland of Fort Worth and Stanley Copeland of Dallas; as well as several nieces and nepews.
Published Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sisk, David Ray
1955-2008

Published Sunday, December 7, 2008
Funeral for David Ray Sisk, 53, of Little Elm was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial was to be in the Alvord Cemetery.
Sisk died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Plano. Born May 15, 1955, in Bowie to Arvil Edgar and Francis Evelyn Grissom Sisk, he married Kathryn Chester Sisk on Dec. 17, 1976, in Alvord. He was a computer programmer for EDS in Plano.He is survived by his wife; two sons, David Len Sisk of Carrollton and Jerimy Ray Sisk and wife, Nicole, of Crossroads; two sisters, Wilma Hunt of Arlington and Lois Boner of Bowie; two brothers, Milton Sisk of Decatur and Arvil Sisk of Alvord; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Charlie Tibbels, Jason Cunningham, Thomas Wilde, Steve Hankins, Michael Foster and Scott Kelsey. Honorary pallbearers were to be Tom Wilcox, Dave Edelen, Mark McCune, Niles Smith and Kenney Boner.

Sisk, Francis Evelyn
1916-2008

Published Thursday, May 15, 2008
Funeral for Francis Evelyn Sisk, 92, of Alvord was Tuesday, May 13, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Sisk died Sunday, May 11, 2008, in Bowie. Born Feb. 17, 1916, in Alvord to James Edward and Lou Hettie Smith Grissom, she married Arvil Edgar Sisk Aug. 29, 1936, in Alvord. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord for more than 50 years. She quilted and cooked for her family and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Bonnie, Willie Haynes and Clifton Grissom; and a sister, Dorothy Nivens.She is survived by her sons, Milton Sisk and wife, Judy, of Decatur, Arvil Sisk and wife, Nellie, of Alvord and David Sisk and wife, Kathy, of Denton; daughters, Wilma Hunt and husband, Vance, of Arlington and Lois Boner and husband, Hubert, of Bowie; grandchildren, Susan Hunt of Dallas, Tori Sisk of Keller, Misti Tibbels and husband, Charlie, of Decatur, Kristi Hankins and husband, Steve, of Decatur, Kenny Boner and wife, Lana, of Decatur, Michael Foster of Alvord, David Sisk of Carrollton and Jerimy Sisk and wife, Nicole, of Crossroads; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Steve Hankins, Kenny Boner, Scott Kelsey, Michael Foster, Davis L. Sisk, Jerimy Sisk, Landon Hankins and Charlie Tibbels.Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Alvord.

Skidmore, Judy Dianne Jackson
1947-2008
Published Thursday, December 18, 2008
Memorial service for Judy Dianne Jackson Skidmore, 61, of Longview was Dec. 6 in the Welch Funeral Home Garden Court in Longview with T.M. Bigley officiating.
Skidmore died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at East Texas Hospice in Tyler.Born June 4, 1947, in Decatur to Tommie and Oleta Bennet Jackson, she graduated from Decatur High School in 1966 and was a nurse's aide in Decatur. She was a Campfire Girls leader and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia, and brother, Doug. She is survived by her husband, Roy, of Longview; daughter, Rhonda Bigley and husband, T.M.; grandchildren, Anika, Brookelynn, Seth and Ambra, all of Cleburne; sister, Margie Stutt; and brothers, Michael and Tony Jackson.

Slayton, Melba Gene
1928-2008

Published Sunday, October 19, 2008
Graveside service for Melba Gene Slayton, 80, of Fort Worth and formerly of Alvord was Thursday, Oct. 16, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with James Clinkscales officiating.
Slayton died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. Born April 15, 1928, in Alvord to Daniel and Cora (Flowers) McWhirter, she married Randall Slayton Aug. 1, 1949, in Weatherford. She was a member of the Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her husband.She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Christian of Azle, Danette Slayton of Weatherford and Becky Galindo of Fort Worth; sons, Randall, John and Shawn Slayton, all of Fort Worth; brother, Danny McWhirter of Decatur; sister, Ruth Guinn of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Slayton, Pixie Mae
1925-2008

Published Thursday, May 8, 2008
Funeral for Pixie Mae Slayton, 82, of Chico was Monday, May 5, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, April 29, 2008.Born Sept. 30, 1925, in Postell, N.C., to Jasper and Bonnie (Allen) Payne, she married Ted Slayton Oct. 27, 1941, in Dallas. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter, Veta Nebaker.She is survived by her daughters, Theda Dewitt of Yerington, Nev., Mary Diane Myrick and husband, Gary, of Riverside, Calif., and Janice Frisby of Chico; sons, David Slayton and wife, Rada, of Shreveport, La., and Richard Slayton of Riverside; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Smith and Mary Townsend; a brother, Harold Payne; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Gary Myrick, Gary Myrick II, Jeremy Flowers, Steve Hammonds, Richard Slayton and David Slayton.

Sloan, Charlie
1966-2008

Published Thursday, May 1, 2008
Funeral for Charlie Sloan, 41, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
Sloan died Friday, April 25, 2008, in Decatur.Born Aug. 12, 1966, in Seagraves to C.S. and Velma (Loper) Sloan, he worked for Bobcat as a pump truck operator. He is survived by his wife, Debra Johnson Sloan of Boyd; sons, Steven Foreman of Boyd and Clayton Johnson of New York; is mother, Velma Foreman of Boyd; brother, Larry D. Sloan of Boyd; sisters, Sharon Sizemore and husband, Moe, of Boyd; two nieces; a nephew; and Raynea Kirkland of Austin.

Smith, Charles W. 'Chuck'
1933-2008
Memorial service for Charles W. "Chuck" Smith, 74, of Boyd was Jan. 11 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth.
Smith died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.
Born Sept. 29, 1933, in Lisle, Mo., to Charles R. Smith and Gladys E. Calkins, he was a retired grocery store manager and owner of Chuck's Grocery and Deli in Boyd.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Harry Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Smith; children, Beverly White, Charles S. Smith, David Smith, Douglas Smith, Nicole Hinds, Renee Jacques and Danielle Healy; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, George Smith, Kenneth Smith and Dennis Twyman; and sisters, Irene Wood, Pauline Gentry, Donna Angel and Shirley Robinson.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Smith, James Ernest
1916-2008
Funeral for James Ernest Smith, 91, of Bridgeport was March 28 at Jones Family Funeral Home. Burial was at Thomas Cemetery.
Smith died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in Bowie.
Born Aug. 13, 1916, in Grandfield, Okla., he married Stella Wilson May 20, 1941. He retired from McCommons Oil Co. He fished, camped and vacationed in Arkansas and was a longtime member of Cates Street Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Anita Ann Smith; one brother and two sisters.
He is survived by his daughters, Jean Poland of Las Colinas and Nancy Woodard and husband, Craig, of Bridgeport; son, Rodney Smith and wife, Suzanne, of Temple; grandchildren, Beverly Hearn and husband, Gene, Richard Poland and wife, Kirsten, Rebecca Henslee and husband, Matt, Jonathan Smith and wife, Christina, Christopher Smith and wife, Angela, Heather Conkling and Chad Woodard and wife, Tracie; great-grandchildren, Bethany, Cassie, Tobie, Ridge, Anastasia, Chanie, Caydence and Cooper.
Published Sunday, March 30, 2008

Smith, Patricia Jean
1956-2008

Published Thursday, November 13, 2008
Memorial service for Patricia Jean Smith, 52, of Boyd, was to be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Robert Worley officiating.
Smith died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 21, 1956, in McAllen to Carl and Helen (Christianson) Shults, she was a convenience store clerk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Smith; brother, Michael; and sister, Debra.She is survived by her mother of Boyd; son, Stephen Shults of Corpus Christi; and several cousins

Smith, Tracy
1962-2008
Published Thursday, November 13, 2008
Funeral for Tracy Smith, 46, of Mexico, Mo., was Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Smith died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008.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 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.

Smith, Walter O. ‘W.O.’
1921-2008

Funeral for Walter “W.O.” Smith, 86, of Fort Worth was Feb. 1 in Fort Worth. Burial followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Smith died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Born April 18, 1921, in Rhome to Ophelia and Walter Smith, he was a World War II veteran. He was a prisoner of war and a member of the Lost Battalion that built the bridge over the River Kwai. He was a tool and die maker.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Smith.
He is survived by three sons, David, Dwight and Sonny Smith; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Souther, Aszelene
1923-2008
Funeral for Aszelene Souther, 84, of Decatur was April 11 at Coker-Hawkins Chapel, with Matthew Gage and Sonny Smith officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Souther died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 13, 1923, to George and Mary Francis Hall in Grayson County, she married C.D. Souther May 25, 1941, in Pottsboro. She was a retired seamstress, a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur and a member of the Decatur Quilting Club. She gardened and cooked for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sept. 18, 2000; three sisters; one brother; and a great-grandson, Wil Goode.
She is survived by two daughters, Clara Garrett and husband, Johnny, and Patricia Gage and husband, Jimmy, all of Decatur; a son, David Souther and Joyce Bennett of Forestburg; two sisters, Mary Wood of Whitesboro and Geneva Hill Foster of Breckenridge; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Gage, Danny Souther, Mike Garrett, Tommy Souther, Tom Goode, Kenneth Wood, Wes Small and Wayne Berg.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Spence, Catherine Branscum
1925-2008

Funeral for Catherine Branscum Spence, 82, of Bridgeport was Feb. 12 at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Graveside service was Feb. 13 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock.
Spence died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 6, 1925, to Ernest and Willie Mae Branscum she was an active member of her community. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. She served as the first female president of the Bridgeport chapter of AARP, was a gardener and former member of Bridgeport Garden Club, as well as serving as an ombudsman for nursing home residents. She was a licensed vocational nurse and had worked at the hospital in Decatur, served as a home health care nurse, and worked many years in Plainview and Lubbock.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles W. Pierson; and four brothers, Hubert Branscum, Jack Branscum, Herman Branscum and Matt Branscum.
She is survived by her husband, Robert T. Spence; daughter, Teresa Kay Pierson Parr and husband, Jerry; six step-children, Diana White and husband, Larry, Tim Spence and wife, Jan, Gene Spence and wife, Mary, Carol Peterson, Howard Spence and wife, LeAnn, and Ed Spence and wife, Karen; 12 grandchildren, Jamie Pierson, Leah Henderson, Emily Edwards, Holly Pierce, Travis Parr, Rody Peterson, Kyle Peterson, Kobi Spence, Misty Peterson, Hailey Robertson, Charles Allen and Rebecca Spence; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, February 14, 2008

Spivey, Mickel Ray
1956-2008

Graveside service for Mickel Ray Spivey, 52, of Newark was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Aurora Cemetery, with L. Coomer officiating.
Spivey died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in Tarrant County.
Born June 28, 1956, in Whitesville, N.C., to Paul and Glennie (Norris) Spivey, he was a machinist for J&L Tanks.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Randolph Spivey.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Spivey of Newark; sons, Bobby Spivey and wife, Lavonda, of Hot Springs, Ark., Daniel Spivey and wife, Asuka, of Okinawa, Japan, and Christopher Laughlin of Newark; daughters, Heather Russell and husband, Tommy, of Newark, Crystal Mendoza and husband, Manual Sr., Starla Van Kirk and husband, Solon, of Weatherford and Amber Spivey of Bowie; 11 grandchildren, T.J., Savannah, Abigail, Jonathan, Lucas, Katie, Daiki, Lil Manual, Jayden, Kyle and Gabriel; brothers, Ernest and Ervin Spivey; sisters, Christine Spivey, Stella Marple and Kay Bell; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Christopher Laughlin, Bobby Spivey, Daniel Spivey, Thomas Russell Sr., Manual Mendoza, T.J. Russell and Michael Bolton.
Published Thursday, February 6, 2008

Splawn, Syble June
1922-2008

Published Sunday, September 28, 2008
Funeral for Syble June Splawn, 86, of Boyd was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Revs. Dale Noska and Sonny Smith officiating.
Splawn died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, in Boyd. Born June 6, 1922, to Joe and Stella Rose in Busey, Ark., she married Allen Splawn July 19, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was the owner and operator of 9 to 9 Beauty Shop in Hurst until her retirement. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove No. 2 Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, A.B. "Banny" Cogdell Jr., her sister, Mary, and her brother, Joe. She is survived by her husband; stepchildren, Sheila Jolly and husband, Bobby, of North Richland Hills, Clifford Splawn and wife, Margaret of Bridgeport, Randy Splawn and wife, Brenda, of Boyd; grandsons, Steve Cogdell and wife, Rebecca, of Burleson, Phillip Cogdell of Mansfield; great-grandson, Kenneth Cogdell of Burleson; numerous stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Steve Cogdell, Kenneth Cogdell, David Jolly, Michael Jolly, Gary Splawn, Kevin Splawn, Jimmy Waters and Jeff White. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jack Teague and David Moon.

Stacener, Cecil Patton
1924-2008
Published Sunday, August 31, 2008
A private service will be held for Cecil Patton Stracener, 84, of Bridgeport.
Stracener died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, in Bridgeport.He was born April 1, 1924, in Pampa to William Henry and Berta (Patton) Stracener.He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.He is survived by his wife, Betty Stracener; three sons, Waylon Stracener and wife, Michelle, of Rogers, Ark., Vince Stracener and wife, Linda, of St. Thomas and Randal Webb and wife, Marriwin, of Amarillo; a daughter, Gail Webb of Amarillo; five grandchildren; two brothers, Wade Stracener and wife, Jean, of Clinton, Iowa, and Roy Stracener and wife, Annie, of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Billie Peddy and husband, Willis, of Mineral Wells; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Stanfield, Juanita "Cotton"
1925-2008

Published Sunday, May 11, 2008
Funeral for Juanita "Cotton" Stanfield, 83, of Bridgeport will be Sunday, May 11, at the Balsora Baptist Church in Balsora. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Jones Family Funeral Home. Stanfield died Thursday, May 8, 2008, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 14, 1925, in Sobol, Okla., to Robert and Katie Stanfield, she raised cattle and was a member of the Balsora Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers J.Q. and Cy Stanfield.She is survived by sisters, Lorene Denton and Mildred Matzinger, both of Bridgeport; nieces, Patsy Pewitt of Mineral Wells and Marilyn Stanfield of Washington, D.C.; and nephews, Dan Matzinger, Robert and Jerry Stanfield, all of Bridgeport.

Starnes, Mae Lucille
1924-2008

Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Graveside service for Mae Lucille Starnes, 84, of Rhome was Nov. 19 at Fairview Cemetery with Sonny Smith officiating.
Starnes died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Decatur to James Earl and Florence Shelburn O'Neal, she married Wilburn Cecil Starnes in Fort Worth on Dec. 7, 1958. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Erwin and Kenneth Wood of Santa Fe and Brenda Starnes Rowe of Paradise; son Roger Dale Starnes of Rhome; sister, Ann Lloyd; brother, Billy O'Neal; grandchildren, Jennifer Reynolds and husband, Gardner, Stephanie O'Neal, Ryan Erwin, Lance Erwin and wife, Holly, Matthew and Michael Rowe and Amanda Wood; and great-grandchildren, Landry, Dane and Maddox.

Stephens, Jennifer Marie
1989-2008

Memorial for Jennifer Marie Stephens, 18, of Chico, is 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. The Rev. Melvin Clay will officiate.
Stephens died Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Decatur.
Born July 1, 1989, in Dallas, to Weyland and Kelli Blackburn Stephens, she was a 2007 graduate of Chico High School. She was attending courses at Weatherford Junior College in Decatur and was a ballet student at Wise Dance Studio.
She is survived by her parents; sister, Stephanie Stephens of Chico; brothers, Jason Hilton of Fort Worth and Clayton Stephens of Chico; grandparents, Bob and Flo Clark of Chico, and Lou and Jim McConeghy of Bowie; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
The family requests memorials be made to Gideon's International, Attention: D. Guy, P.O. Box 317, Decatur, Texas 76234
Published Thursday, April 10, 2008

Stewart, Tisha
1975-2008

Published Thursday, November 27, 2008
Funeral service for Tisha Stewart, 33, of Amarillo was Nov. 24 at Kingdom Keys Church with the Rev. Ricky Pfeil officiating. Burial was at Llano Cemetery.
Stewart died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in Amarillo.Born June 10, 1975, in Abilene to Bobby and Ann Stewart, she graduated from Sam Rayburn High School in Houston. She worked at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Wise County and attended the Kingdom Keys Church.She is survived by her daughter, Rhylee, of Amarillo; her father and his wife, Margaret, of Amarillo; her mother, Ann Godsey, and her husband, Ronnie, of Runaway Bay; sister, Bobbi Lynn Stewart of Houston; brother, Kenneth Godsey of Runaway Bay; stepsister, D'Ann Phillips of Amarillo; stepbrothers, Stacy Phillips and Curtis Phillips of Amarillo and Justin Godsey of Dallas; and grandparents, Guy and LaVonne Stewart of Van and Nolly Bradshaw and Dorothy Bradshaw of Abilene.Memorials may be made to BSA Hospice, Harrington Cancer Center or Rhylee Bell Stokes Memorial Fund in care of Kingdom Keys Church in Amarillo.

Still, James Thurman
1911-2008

Published Sunday, December 14, 2008
Graveside service for James Thurman Still, 97, of Trophy Club was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Greenwood Cemetery with Robert Waller and Bud Hales officiating.
Still died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, in North Richland Hills.Born Aug. 29, 1911, in Wise County to James Asbury and Maggie Frank Still, he married Ruby Truitt Nov. 27, 1930, in Greenwood. He was a retired grocery store owner and a member of Colleyville Church of Christ. He is survived by his son, Jim Still and wife, Martha, of North Richland Hills; daughter, Lou Jane "Janie" Cullum and husband, Ronnie, of Trophy Club; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Stone, Maggie Lucille
1926-2008
Graveside service for Maggie Lucille Stone, 81, of Justin was Jan. 25 at Justin Cemetery with Chaplain John Dickey officiating.
Stone died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, in Justin.
Born Sept. 15, 1926, in Okemah, Okla., to Arthur William Scaff and Eliza Jane Dice Scaff, she married Hayward Garnett Stone July 24, 1942, in Decatur. She was a retired supervisor in the Denton State School.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Harvey Gene Stone and Grady Leon Stone; sister, Virgina Elizabeth Stone; brothers Henry and Omer Scaff.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Whitworth of Boyd; daughters-in-law, Jan Stone of Rockdale and Alice Stone of Decatur; sister, Virgie Mae Cantrell of Sapulpa, Okla.; grandchildren, Brent Stone, Brenda Blancett, Carla Thomas, John Terrell, Randy Tice, Cathy Vass, Cheryl Thompson, Jeff Stone, Jason Stone, Hayley Stone, Kevin Stone, Preston Whitworth and Chris Whitworth; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Longmeadow Health Care Center in Justin or the Eastern Star in Justin.
Published Sunday, January 27, 2008

Strandtmann, Julia Louise Brazier
1912-2007

Funeral for Julia Louise Brazier Strandtmann, 95, of Richland Hills was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Chico Cemetery. Visitation was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery.
Strandtmann died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in North Richland Hills.
Born Dec. 10, 1912, in Chico to John William and Alma Strain Brazier, she was a retired teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Strandtmann in March of 1969.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Barkley and husband, Harry, of Hurst and Jane Sward and husband, David, of Austin; her grandson, Adam Barkley and wife, Cami; great-grandchildren, Starr and Grant of Arlington; and a sister, Nora E. Brazier of Chico.
Published Sunday, March 16, 2008

Strine, Barbara
1947-2008

Graveside service for Barbara “Granny Honey” Strine, 60, of Paradise will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at West Side Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Strine died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Decatur.
Born July 1, 1947, in San Antonio to Robert and Bertha O’Bryant, she married Fred Strine Sept. 2, 1983, in Fort Worth. She was a secretary for All Around Bonding.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Charles Harold George Jr. and Gerald Strine; and her brother, Rick O’Bryant.
She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Ramsey and husband, Gary, of Bridgeport; five grandchildren, Amanda, Christopher, Madison, Tanner and Lanie; brother, Fred Moose and wife, Frances, of Sunset; sister, Joyce Sosa of Bridgeport; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sumerlin, Molene Burnes
1923-2008

Published Thursday, June 12, 2008
Graveside service for Molene Burnes Sumerlin, 84, of Decatur was June 4 in Bellview Cemetery in Rotan with Dr. Kelly Tibbels officiating.
Sumerlin died Sunday, June 1, 2008. Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Rotan to Lewis Edward and Ruth (Stephenson) Clark, she was a teacher and homemaker. She married Earl Ray Burnes April 28, 1945. After his death June 19, 1974, she married Al D. Sumerlin.She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rotan.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Ray Burnes and Al D. Sumerlin; son, Bill Burnes; grandson, Shannon Burnes; great-grandson, Charles Jaxon Tibbels; and three sisters.She is survived by her sons, Sam Burns and wife, Nancy, and Bob Burnes, all of Midland; daughter, Sandy Tibbels and husband, Dr. C. Kelley, of Decatur; daughter-in-law, Debby Burnes of Rotan; grandchildren, Shawn Browning, Brandi Burnes, Amanda and Tanner Burnes, Jason and Charlie Tibbels, Caitlin and Samuel Tibbels, Jenni and Zach Burnes; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Charlie Tibbels, Jason Tibbels, Samuel Tibbels, Tanner Burnes, Zach Burnes and Doyle Browning.

Suson, Flora Maie
1923-2007
Funeral for Flora Maie Suson, 84, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Boyd, was April 22 in Boyd. The Revs. Harley D. Martin and J.W. Carlile officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Suson died Friday, April 18, 2008, in North Richland Hills.
Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Athens, La., to John Arthur and Iva (Myers) Brown, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henry Suson; and a brother, John Henry Brown.
She is survived by a daughter, Hazel Gregg and husband, Kenneth, of Weatherford; a son, Robert "Bob" Suson and wife, Janice, of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, KaRae, Mandy, Douglas, Diann and John; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Coe of Junction; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were John Suson, Scott Branch, Justin Walls, Ben Wright, Bruce Brown and Joey Stigient.
Published Sunday, April 27, 2008

Swaringen, Mary Ensey
1915-2008

Published Sunday, May 18, 2008
Memorial and graveside services for Mary Ensey Swaringen, 92, of Decatur were Thursday and Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur and in Spur.
Swaringen died May 13, 2008, in Decatur.Born Sept. 2, 1915, in Mineral Wells to John Jackson and Leota Ensey, she was a telephone operator. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Spur. She married Woody Swaringen of Spur and they moved to Decatur. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.She was preceded in death by her husband.She is survived by her children, Douglas and Linda Swaringen of Decatur, Sue and Richard Stahl of Olive Branch and Nancy and Terry Isaacs of West; a brother, Melvin Ensey of West; and grandchildren, Scott Stahl, Stacy Gray, Sally Stahl, Dr. Jennifer Swaringen, James Swaringen, Tera McConnell, Gina Kauffman and Ryan Isaacs; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Tackel, Opal
1909-2008

Published Thursday, July 10, 2008
Funeral for Opal Grace Tackel, 99, of Bridgeport was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Hawkins Funeral Home with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. The Revs. Johnny Irish and Dana Coker will officiate.
Tackel died Saturday, July 5, 2008. Born Feb. 24, 1909, in Wise County to John Roland and Carnelia Johnston, she was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey D. Tackel; two brothers, Johnny and Lloyd Johnston; and a sister, Molly Curry.She is survived by her daughter, Carnelia Blalock and husband, Buddy, of Bridgeport; son, John Tackel of Garland; grandchildren, Erick and Jeff Blalock, Lisa Alexander, Steven Tackel, Patti Tackel and Brad Tackel; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Members of the family were to be pallbearers.

Talley, Christopher Paul
1954-2008

Published Thursday, June 26, 2008
Graveside service for Christopher Paul Talley, 53, of Boyd was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Oaklawn Cemetery with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Talley died Friday, June 20, 2008, in Boyd.Born Sept. 19, 1954, in Webb City, Mo., to Larry LeRichard and Patricia (Woodruff) Talley, he was a truck driver. He married Kimberly Lynn St. Clair June 1, 2001, in Decatur.He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lightfoot III.He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Robin Moore and husband, Michael, of Springfield, Mo., Michelle Harper of Boyd and Taylor Nicole Talley of Houston; three sons, Raymond Paul Talley of Oklahoma, Nathan Harper of Boyd and Jonathon Stanford-Talley of Missouri; sisters, Suzanne Johnson and Laura Reeves; brothers, Michael, Alex and Timothy Talley; five grandchildren; and stepmother, Julie Talley.

Tannery, Sammy N.
1958-2008
Published Sunday, October 19, 2008
Graveside service for Sammy N. Tannery, 49, of Decatur was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Worley of Trinity Baptist Church officiating.
Tannery died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008.He was born Nov. 4, 1958, in Lubbock to Jack and Elizabeth (Sims) Tannery.He is survived by his sons, Nathan Tannery of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Zach Tannery of Decatur; daughter, Emma Marie Jackson of Cottondale; brother, Jackie Tannery of Lubbock; and sister, Sharon Burk of Lubbock

Taylor, Eva Lee
1926-2008
Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
Funeral for Eva Lee Taylor, 81, of Newark is at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the House of Prayer in Newark with burial in Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Lewis Coomer and James Nunley will officiate.
Taylor died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Decatur.Born Sept. 15, 1926, in Maypearl to Henry Lee and Lida (Sims) Bruce, she was a homemaker. She married Jessie M. Taylor Oct. 29, 1943, in Cisco.She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Phillip; a grandson, Danny Rhodes; a great-granddaughter, J.J. McNaab; and a daughter-in-law, Rene Taylor.She is survived by her sons, Gary Taylor and wife, Bonnell, of Saginaw, Paul Taylor of Newark, and Ricky Taylor and wife, Patricia, of Rhome; daughters, Dolly Taylor of Newark and Sheila Eckhoff and husband, David, of Brighton, Colo.; 25 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Billy Don Bruce of Oklahoma City; and a sister, Carolyn Lane of Childress.Pallbearers are Michael Clark, Charlotte Davis, Ricky Rhodes, Sam Coomer, Matthew Coomer, Jacob Rose and Cathy Franklin.

Taylor, Floyd B.
1923-2008

Published Thursday, August 14, 2008
Funeral for Floyd B. Taylor, 84, of Ponder was Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial was at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Taylor died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Denton.Born Nov. 4, 1923, in Wise County to Ed and Agnes (Holiday) Taylor, he was a retired owner of Taylor Chevrolet in Dallas. He married Dorothy Easley Aug. 3, 1943, in Boyd. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur and was a Mason and a Shriner.He is survived by his wife; son, Dan Taylor of Stony; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Pallbearers were Edwin Haney, Vic Morton, Loyd Jackson, Stephen Wren, Harold Mosley, Jerry Mara, Jerry Bethurum and Billy Joe Snider.

Taylor, Jerry Ray
1932-2008

Published Thursday, December 4, 2008
Memorial service for Jerry Ray Taylor, 76, of Runaway Bay was Dec. 2 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Ollin Collins officiating.
Taylor died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born March 2, 1932, in Pittsburg to George and Grace Taylor, he was an inventor and entertainer, performing with his wife as the Jerry and Lani Duo.Taylor was preceded in death by a son, Terry Joe Taylor; and a sister, Peggy Pavlas.He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lani Taylor; daughters, Sherry Kay Armstrong, Kari Dea Taylor, Llari Llee Schnieder and Trina Rea Taylor; sons, Ricky Ray Taylor and Gary Linn Taylor; a brother, Max Allrich; a sister, Rhonda Dulworth; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

Taylor, Lawrence
1926-2008

Published Thursday, October 9, 2008
Funeral for Lawrence Taylor, 81, of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Aurora Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating. Burial was to be in Boyd Cemetery.
Taylor died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, in Decatur. Born Oct. 27, 1926, in Decatur to Jesse Richard and Grace Ethel (Lasater) Taylor, he married Earnestene Gargis March 20, 1947, in Decatur. He was a lifetime farmer and rancher.He was preceded in death by his wife on March 11, 2004; sons, Ricky Taylor and Bill Taylor; and brothers, Eugene and Jimmie Taylor.He is survived by his sister, Joyce Saunders and husband, Gordon, of Arlington; daughter-in-law, Terry Williams and husband, Johnny, of Boyd; and grandchildren, Kyle Erwin and Jessica Taylor of Boyd and Lawrence and Tennie Taylor of California.Pallbearers are Kevin Carney, Steve Chasak, Greg Saunders, Kenny Byers, Jason Taylor and Jerry Taylor.

Taylor, Mary Edith
1932-2008

Funeral for Mary Edith Taylor, 75, of Decatur was Feb. 11 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Taylor and Fredric Utz officiating. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.
Taylor died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in Decatur.
Born June 4, 1932, in Oscar, Okla., to Luther and Mary Jane Romines, she married A.J. Taylor Nov. 29, 1952, in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sons, Harold Taylor, Earl Luther Taylor and Johnny Dale Taylor; two grandsons, Paul Edwin Fennell and Scott Taylor; and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by five sons, Alvin Taylor and wife, Beverly, of Bridgeport, Ray Taylor and wife, Marge, of Springtown, Douglas Taylor, Billy Taylor and Weldon Taylor, all of Decatur; three daughters, Mary Marie Taylor of Slidell, Martha Hatley and husband, Joe, of Boyd and Julie Berend Roe and husband, Heath, of Decatur; two sisters, Lillie Ransom and husband, John, of Decatur and Sue Caraway of Lewisville; and two brothers, Joe Watson and wife, Reba Jo, of Paradise and Jack Watson and wife, Laura, of Chico.
Published Thursday, February 14, 2008

Taylor, Rene Arlene
1956-2008

Published Sunday, May 18, 2008
Funeral for Rene Arlene Taylor, 52, of Newark will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Abundant Life Worship Center in Newark with burial in Aurora Cemetery. The Revs. Billy Parker, Gary Taylor and James Hurst will officiate.
Taylor died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Dallas.Born Jan. 21, 1956, she was a loan officer for Wells Fargo. She is survived by her husband, Paul, of Newark; sons, Michael Clark and wife, Amy, of Weatherford and Joey Taylor of Fort Worth; daughters, Erica Odom and husband, Michael, of Azle, Telisa Yates of Granbury and Becky Norris and husband, Harold, of Decatur; grandchildren, Kylisa, Karleigh, Michael, Christopher, Hannah, Shelby, Hailey, Taylor, Lexi and Lynden; mother, Phyllis Lister of Florida; step-mother, Irene Wood of Illinois; brothers, Craig Wold of South Carolina and Sam Wold and Scott Wold, both of Illinois; sisters, Paula Jacobs of Florida and Roselyn Wold of Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be Michael O'Dom, Martin Davis, Bobby Harrison, Harold Norris, Rickey Rhodes and Jerry Taylor.

Taylor, Terry
1958-2008
Published Sunday, July 13, 2008
Funeral for Terry Taylor, 49, of Justin was to be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 12, in the chapel at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with the Revs. Buster Noel and Curtis Butler officiating. Burial was to follow at Justin Cemetery.
Taylor died Wednesday, July 9, 2008.Born July 14, 1958, in Fort Worth, he attended Argyle schools and graduated from Northwest High School. He married Tabetha Sanders July 10, 1998.He is survived by his wife; three sons, Jacob Taylor of Justin, Cody Taylor of Bowie and Casey Mitchell of Long Beach, Miss.; three daughters, Samantha Taylor of Justin, Ashley Taylor of Rhome and Tiffany Taylor of Bowie; parents, James and Margie Taylor of Justin; three sisters, Lanette Gantz and husband, Fred, of Argyle, Tammy Browning of Justin and Trudy Crawford and husband, Charlie, of Justin; one brother, Larry Taylor of Denton; and several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be John Barker, Kelly Sullivan, Michael Perkins, Charles Haun, Josh Taylor, Bradley Williams and Clemon Gwartney.Memorials may be made to the Justin Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 811, Justin, TX 76247.

Thomas, Alice Mae
1949-2008

Published Sunday, October 5, 2008
Funeral for Alice Mae Thomas, 59, of Lake Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Thomas died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Lake Bridgeport. Born Feb. 15, 1949, in Wichita Falls to Henry Clay and Edith (Baker) McGaughy, she married Ronnie Thomas July 23, 1994, in Lake Bridgeport. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railway. She is survived by her husband; sons, Clay McDonald of Forrestburg, Ronnie Thomas Jr. and wife, Sheila, of Nebraska and Mike Thomas of Paradise; grandchildren, Karleigh, Sarah, Rebecca, Christopher, Chelsie, Mikinze, Christina and Breanna; and brother, Lonnie McGaughy and wife, Mary, of Yukon, Okla. Pallbearers were to be Mike Hartsell, Eddie McClellan, Larry Moore, Mark Rigsby, Cliff Norman and Craig Odem.

Thomas, Von Daine
1937-2008

Funeral for Von Daine Thomas, 70, of Decatur, was April 1 at First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport.
Thomas died Saturday, March 29, 2008, in Rhome.
Born April 13, 1937, in Lampasas to Vernon Sr. and Helen (Jones) McComb, she was the co-owner of the Ron Thomas School of Cosmetology.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles McComb and Vernon McComb Jr.
She is survived by husband, Ron Thomas of Rhome; a son, Michael Fleming and wife, Sandy, of Baltimore, Md.; stepchildren, Ronnie Thomas and wife, Kelly, and Dawn Smith, all of Baltimore; five grandchildren, Carli, Erika, Lauren, Ally and Emily; sisters, Doris Prestage of Lawton, Okla., Mary Finto and husband, Wayne of Copperas Cove; and a brother, Glen McComb of Rhome.
Published Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thorell, Juanelle
1935-2008

Published Sunday, August 24, 2008
Funeral for Juanelle "Aunt Nell" Thorell, 73, of Rhome was Aug. 21 at Coker-Hawkins Chapel with Dr. Christopher Bass and the Rev. Chris Kiser officiating. Burial was at the Aurora Cemetery.
Thorell died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, in Denton.Born May 26, 1935, in Decatur to O.Z. and Dollie (Brammer) Thorell, she was a teacher at Boyd High School and retired in 1998. She was an officer of the Aurora Cemetery, an active member of the Rhome Library Association and played piano for the New Fairview Baptist Church.She is survived by her sister, Maxine Griffin and husband, Dan, of Rhome; nieces, Sharon Bass of Houston and Sheila Melen of Rhome; nephews, Don Griffin of Richardson, Gary Griffin of Dallas and Jimmy Burch of Arlington; cousins; and great nieces and great nephews.Pallbearers were Jimmy Burch, Richard Bass, Andy Davis, Erik Yosten, Ricky Bass and Fred Reed.

Tolan, Wesley
1952-2007

Graveside service for Wesley Tolan, 55, of Decatur was Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Prairie Mound Cemetery near Justin with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Tolan died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, in Decatur.
Born May 25, 1952, to Theo and Marcie Tolan in Justin, he was a farmer and rancher.
He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Hines of North Richland Hills; and several nieces and nephews.
Published Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tolliver, Lacreta Kay
1959-2008

Published Sunday, August 17, 2008
Funeral for Lacreta Kay Tolliver, 49, of Decatur was Aug. 14 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Mike McInerney officiating.
Tolliver died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2008, in Decatur.Born March 30, 1959, in Dallas to Bobby Joe and Billie Jean (Vandygriff) Hindman, she was an office manager and homemaker.She was preceded in death by her father and husband, Danny Lee Tolliver.She is survived by her sons, David Franke and Dylan Franke of Decatur; mother, Billie Jean Hurst of Decatur; grandson, Maven Franke of Decatur; and grandmother, Gladys Vandygriff.Pallbearers were Dylan Franke, David Franke, Lee Fischer, Jose Cruz, Kyle Stephens, Simon Cardenas and Andy Gyger.

Toombs, Mary Beth
1927-2008

Published Thursday, July 10, 2008
Funeral for Mary Beth Toombs, 80, of Bridgeport was July 8 at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with burial in East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. B.J. Rutledge officiated.
Toombs died Friday, July 4, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Dec. 2, 1927, in Los Fresnos to Harry Jack and Eliza Elizabeth (Lipe) Graybill, she was a proofreader for the Bridgeport Index.She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold, Jack and Jim and an aunt, Lucy Bingsley.She is survived by her sons, David Toombs and wife, Sue, of Fort Worth, James Toombs and wife, Nancy, of River Oaks and Danny Toombs and wife, Pat, of Tomball; daughters, Ginger Johnson of Bowie, Kathy Crowe of Ingrahan, Mary Meyers and husband, Terry, of Katy, Margaret Agnew and husband, Craig, of Brenham and Dorothy Noland and husband, Terry, of North Richland Hills; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were Jon Toombs, Shane Galvan, Nathan Toombs, Jason Toombs, Matt Crowe, Dusty Meyers, Parker Noland and Tyler Agnew.

Tow, Richard Allen
1944-2008

Published Thursday, August 14, 2008
Funeral for Richard Allen Tow, 64, of Alvord was Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Glenn Randall and Gentry Castleman officiated.
Tow died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. Born July 3, 1944, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Benjamin and Lenora (Ramming) Tow, he married Joyce Sherwood Aug. 25, 1962, in Marlow, Okla. He was a retired inspector and supervisor for Bell Helicopter. He lived in Alvord for 37 years and was a member of the Living Word Assembly of God Church in Alvord. He was preceded in death by his sister, Home Jean, and brothers, Chuck, Frank and Elmer.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Tammy Edwards and husband, Charles, of Alvord; son, Ricky Tow and wife, Denise, of Cameron; grandchildren, Trey, Thomas, Matthew, Maranda and Makayla; brother, William Tow and wife, Lana; sisters, Mattie Donahue and husband, Junior, Paulene Southern and husband, Joe, Marie Kearns and husband, Larry, and Jewell Taff and Rosie.Pallbearers were Jim Bradley, Harold Matthews Jr., Brook Matthews, James Tow, Buddy Willis and Jody Southern. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Powlen, Vernon Hunt, Charlie Brister, Mike Taylor and Larry Aryers.

Triplett, Kenneth R., Sgt.
1931-2008

Funeral for Sgt. Kenneth R. Triplett, 76, of Wichita Falls will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at the First Baptist Church of Archer City with burial at Archer City Cemetery. Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, Clayton Triplett and Kenneth Benson will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Aulds Funeral Home in Archer City.
Triplett died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Wichita Falls.
Born Dec. 3, 1931, in Olustee, Okla. to Lawson Triplett and Lillie Mae Neely Triplett, he married June Dancer Aug. 28, 1950, in Altus, Okla. He joined the Department of Public Safety in 1957 and was stationed in Archer City for 17 years. After being promoting to sergeant, he was stationed in Texarkana, Decatur and Corsicana before retiring in 1992. He loved traveling, the outdoors, playing golf, fishing and playing bridge.
He is survived by his wife; children, Sandy McMurtry of Jacksonville, Kenny Triplett and wife, Tammy, of Gainesville and Lynn-Anne Longoria of McKinney; a brother, J.R. Triplett of Fritch; and grandchildren, Traci Rigby and husband, Trevor, Todd McMurtry, Clayton Triplett, Monica Grove and husband, Brandyn, and Leah Longoria.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or the Archer City Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 198, Archer City, TX 76351.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Troutman, Sharon E.
1941-2008

Published Thursday, August 21, 2008
A private family service was held for Sharon E. Troutman, 66, of Newark.
Troutman died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 27, 1941, in Mason City, Iowa, to Roy Gene and Martha Isabell (Raferdy) Pinneke, she was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, Luther Troutman and wife, Wendy, Roy Troutman, Larry Troutman and wife, Vickie, and Leon Troutman and wife, Gloria, all of Newark; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Dick Pinneke of Decatur; and sisters, Cathern of Decatur and Shirley of Springtown.

Tuggle, Craig Leroy
1956-2008

Published Thursday, July 3, 2008
Funeral for Craig Leroy Tuggle, 51, of Decatur is at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at Jones Family Funeral Home with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Tuggle died Monday, June 30, 2008, in Decatur.Born Oct. 2, 1956, in Prescott, Az., to Ronald and Sharon Tuggle, he married Barbara Penland Nov. 23, 1979, in Phoenix, Az. He was a member of the Denton County Cowboy Church and the Brazos Trails Cowboy Church. He enjoyed water sports and being a private pilot.He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Tuggle.He is survived by his wife; his father; children, Stacy Tuggle, Bridget Canava, Dale Frerich and R.J. Frerich; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Pallbearers are Dale Hale, Steve Killingsworth, Bill Jackson, Robert Van Fleet, Charles O'Neal and Dave Wills. Honorary pallbearers are Greg Slankard and Chris Burns.

Turner, Jerald Lee
1941-2008
Graveside service for Jerald Lee “Coors Man” Turner, 67, of Chico was Feb. 26 at Chico Cemetery with Joey Smith officiating.
Turner died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Chico.
Born Jan. 30, 1941, in Eustace to Lacy and Thelma Dixon Turner, he married Sarena Woods April 26, 1978, in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife; children, Laura Evans and husband, Chris, of Kerrville, Laccie Brown and husband, Dean, of Oklahoma, Jay Turner and wife, Cheri, of Rhome, Peggy Garrett and husband, Donald of McKinney and Barbara Atchison and husband, Bruce, of Dallas, and Nathan Turner of Princeton; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Oates and husband, Billy, of Eustace, Carol Simpson of Gun Barrell City; brothers, Welcome Turner and wife, Noramae of Mabank, Elden T. Turner and wife, Carolyn, of Enloe; as well as many other family members.
Pallbearers were Jay Turner, Dean Brown, Chris Evans, Eugene Oates, Kenneth Dickerson and Jerry Strain. Honorary pallbearers were Vance Smith and Morgan Ezzell.
Published Thursday, February 28, 2008

Turvaville, Paul Eugene
1947-2008

Paul Eugene Turvaville, 61, of Alvord died Thursday, March 20, 2008, in Alvord.
The family was to receive friends from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Born Jan. 7, 1947, in Quanah to Paul E. and Elizabeth Matthews Turvaville, he married Sharon Ruth Baker June 22, 2002. He worked for Lockheed Martin of Fort Worth for more than 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1966, received the national Defense Service Medal for Marksmanship. He was a member of the Crafton and Alvord Volunteer Fire Departments and a Master Mason of the Riverside Lodge No. 1194.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Mike Turvaville and wife, Donya, of Keller and Jacob Turvaville of Alvord; daughters, Cheryl Almond and husband, Ben, of Watauga, Paula Turvaville of Bridgeport and Chrystal Rider and husband, Cale, of Chico; brother, Raymond Turvaville and wife, Janice, of Chillicothe; sister, Doris McBeth and husband, Marc, of Lubbock; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, Wise County Unit, P.O. Box 428, Decatur, TX 76234.
Published Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tyler, Leroy Thomas
1923-2008

Published Thursday, December 25, 2008
Graveside service for Leroy Thomas Tyler, 85, of Boyd was Dec. 22 at Boyd Cemetery.
Tyler died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, in Boyd.Born June 5, 1923, in Bridgeport to John and Virginia Tyler, he married Loretta Turnbow on April 26, 1944, in Weatherford. He served in World War II as a Navy pilot and retired from Bell Helicopter after 21 years. He was a member of the VFW, Moose Lodge and Fort Worth Anglers Club. He also hunted, fished and attended church at Grace Fellowship in Paradise. He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Brenda Jane; grandson, Joshua Gilbert Lambert; one brother and four sisters.He is survived by a daughter, Carla Lambert and husband, David; son, Tommy Tyler and wife, Clare; grandchildren, James Blackwood Jr., Christopher Blackwood, Traci Lambert, Carol Smith and Jonathan Lambert; and eight great-grandchildren.

Urbec, Jack
1938-2008

Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Graveside service for Jack Urbec, 69, of Branson, Mo., was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating.
Urbec died Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Springfield, Mo.Born Oct. 6, 1938, in Wocester, Mass., to John G. and Sophie Mierzejewski Urbec, he was a retired builder. He married Jan Pinkerton. He was a member of Branson Hills Assembly and served as president of the Branson area Christian Businessmen's Fellowship and as treasurer of the board of directors of Developmental Connection which provided services to people with disabilities.He is survived by his wife; sons, Craig and Zackerie Urbec; daughters, Hillary Urbec, Christie Lay and Angela Hartland; grandson, Skyler Urbec; granddaughter, Kendal Lay; sisters, Elizabeth Urbec, Clara Urbec and Martha Heirtzler; brother, James Urbec; and numerous nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to the Church Army Branson, P.O. Box 6224, Branson, MO 65615 or Camp Barnabas, Rt. 2, Box 131, Purdy, MO 65734.

Van Harzberg, Charlotte
1926-2008
Funeral for Charlotte Von Harzberg, 81, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 202 E. Thompson in Decatur, with Bishop Ken Blankenfeld officiating. Burial was to be at Flat Rock Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday.
Harzberg died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Denton.
Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Rastat, Germany, to Rudolf von Harzberg and Emilie Bandel, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by her son, Robert Franke; her daughter, Lori Franke; a sister, Anita Delgiudice; grandchildren, Heather Hussong, Emily Laguitara, David Franke and Dylan Franke; and a great-grandchild, Mavin Franke.
Published Thursday, March 13, 2008

Vaught, Sherrye Lynne 'Miss Honey'
1961-2008
Published Sunday, December 14, 2008
Funeral for Sherrye Lynne "Miss Honey" Vaught, 47, of Azle was Dec. 7 at the Church at Azle with Mike Miles officiating.
Vaught died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008.Born Nov. 24, 1961, in Decatur to Floyd Wilson and Bobbie Jean Stevens, she attended school in Farmers Branch. She worked for Motorola Corp. in the distribution section for 17 years and was a member of the Church at Azle. She was preceded in death by her father; stepfather, Freddie Patrick Owens; and brother, Glenn Marshall Stevens. She is survived by her husband, W.E. "Bill" Vaught of Azle; mother, Bobbie Jean Owens of Sanger; children, Jonathan Patrick Short of Carrollton, David Keith Short of Farmers Branch and Dylan Cole Vaught of Fairfield; brothers, Floyd Wayne Stevens of Oahu, Hawaii, David Ray Stevens of Coral Springs, Fla., Robert Daniel Owens of Sanger, Preston Ray Owens of Dallas and Clayton Scott Owens of Mesquite; sisters, Bobbye Jeanne Henson of Frisco and Terri Kay Thornton of Kountze; grandson, Matthew Short; and granddaughter, Justice Short.

Vick, James Robbie
1960-2008
Published Thursday, December 18, 2008
Funeral for James Robbie Vick, 48, of Fort Worth was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at U-turn Ministries in Fort Worth.
Vick died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born July 21, 1960, in Dallas to James C. and Yvonne Vick, he was a sales associate for Lowe's. When he was a child, his family moved to Hot Springs, Ark., where they lived before moving to Wise County. He was a 1978 graduate of Boyd High School, where he played football. He worked as an electrician for J Electric before going to work for Lowe's in 2002.He was preceded in death by his mother.He is survived by his wife, Connie Vick of Fort Worth; father, James C. Vick and wife, Charlene, of Kaufman; sister, Lori Collins of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Vick, Sammie Dean
1924-2007

Funeral for Sammie Dean Vick, 83, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Jones Family Funeral Home. Joey Vick was to officiate with burial following at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Vick died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Decatur.
Born on April 12, 1924, in Coryell County, to Sam and Emma Clearman, she was a longtime resident of Wise County and a member of the Cuba Road Church of Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, U.D. Vick.
She is survived by a daughter, Dormon Collier and husband Don of Mineral Wells; son, Joey Vick and wife Wanda of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Kelly Rivers and husband Eric, Kati Deaton and husband Brandon and Willie Vick and wife Ashley; and great-grandchildren Parker, Tanner, Ty, Harli, Gage and Keenen.
Pallbearers were to be Tom Pendergrass, Willie Torres, Anthony Torres, John Torres, Jonathan Dennis and Billy Young.
Published Sunday, March 16, 2008

Villa, Eulalia Aguilar
1945-2008

Published Sunday, July 6, 2008
Funeral for Eulalia Aguilar Villa, 63, of Bridgeport, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Villa died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in Fort Worth.Born March 25, 1945 in Lawton, Okla., to Jessie Estrada and Rebecca Luna, she was a homemaker. She married Fred Villa in 1974 and was a member of the Department of Women's Ministries.She was preceded in death by two children, Freddie Jr. and Frances Marie.She is survived by her husband; sons Jimmy Villa and wife, Holly, of Rhome, and Freddie Villa and wife, Rebecca, of Bridgeport; daughter, Leslie Hoffman and husband, Phillip, of Decatur; 10 grandchildren, Kristen, Noah, Ethan, Harlee, Eulalia, LaTasha, Gabriella, Austin, Sheldon and Jason; two great-grandchildren, Paxton and Amira; and sisters, Dora Phillips of Lawton, Adelina Garza of Garland, Carmen Brown of Lawton and Susie Villa of Vernon.

Vinyard, Mary Beth
1944-2008
Published Thursday, December 18, 2008
A memorial service for Mary Beth Vinyard, 64, of Frisco was Dec. 8, at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco.
Vinyard, who co-owned the Babe's Chicken Dinner House chain, including Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008.Born Aug. 21, 1944, in Big Spring to the Rev. James and Marie Boswell, she graduated from Plainview High School in Plainview. She attended McMurry College in Abilene and married Paul Wren Vinyard Jan. 23, 1964, in Abilene.Throughout their marriage, the couple worked in restaurant management and ownership and own seven Babe's Chicken Dinner House restaurants and Sweetie Pie's in Decatur. She is survived by her husband; son, Joel Vinyard and wife, Rachelle, of Frisco; daughter, Tiffany Vinyard of Dallas; granddaughter, Mary Grace Vinyard of Frisco; grandson, John Wren Vinyard of Frisco; her mother of Clifton; brothers, Gene Boswell of The Colony and Terry Boswell of Trier, Germany; and sister, Tami Rohn of Lago Vista.

Vogt, Patricia Watson
1942-2008
Funeral for Patricia Watson Vogt, 65, of San Angelo, formerly of Decatur, was March 6 in San Angelo with Scooter McCurdy officiating. Burial was at P.A. Watson Cemetery in Arlington.
Vogt died March 3, 2008.
Born July 20, 1942, in Arlington, she spent her childhood in Arlington. She married and had two children. She lived in Decatur for several years and was assistant manager of an abstract and title firm downtown.
She married Elmer Vogt Dec. 15, 1982, in Tucson, Ariz. They made their home in San Angelo where she was an office manager of an abstract and title firm. The couple played golf and purchased the College Hills Driving Range.
She was a volunteer with the local Democratic Party, was active in the Pioneer Club and other community activities.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Butch Watson.
She is survived by her husband; her children, Bobby Hill of Austin and Sheree Crane of San Francisco; stepchildren, Dr. Mike Vogt of Boyd, Barbara Owens of Topeka, Kan., and Dr. Wes Vogt of Sunland Park, N.M.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dale Pearce, Clint Decote, Chuck Lowe, Gus Fowler, Robert Serna, Harry Elan, Tommy Lay, Mark Duncan and Dusty Pearce. Honorary pallbearers were Ron McDermott and Marshall Duncan.
Memorials may be made to the 618 Library, 618 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, TX 76903.
Published Thursday, March 13, 2008

Walker, Jessie Ola
1922-2008

Published Thursday, July 3, 2008
Funeral for Jessie Ola Walker, 86, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with burial in Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg. Edwin Lee Carlisle was to officiate and Roger D. Rhodes was to assist.
Walker died Sunday, June 29, 2008, in Decatur.She was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Fort Worth, to Jessie and Mamie (Chapel) East.She was preceded in death by her husband, G.A. Walker; former husband, W.A. Tinney; daughter, Cecilia Walker; and a brother, Dewey East.She is survived by sons, G.A. Walker and wife, Diann, of Burleson, Harold Walker and wife, Lynn, of Azle; adopted son, Bobby Tinney of Mineral Wells; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, James East of Decatur, Eddie East of Gainesville and Willie East of Florida; sisters, Sarah Heisler of Chico, Linnie East of Illinois and Earnestine Risk of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Gary Walker, Rhonie Walker, Chris Walker, Chad Nickadam, Cory Nickadam, Wayne East and Alan Tinney.

Walker, Margaret Lynn
1920-2008

Funeral for Margaret Lynn Walker, 87, was March 27 at Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas.
She died Saturday, March 22, 2008, in Rhome.
She was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Nowata, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clay Walker, and a daughter, Norma Carter.
Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Harris; son, Henry Walker II and wife, Barbara; son-in-law, Dickey Carter; granddaughters, Sherrie Thompson, Loree Talley, Amy Alcarez, Michelle English and Crystal M. DelaHoz; grandsons, Bary Carter, Tony McDaniel, Henry C. Walker III, Johnny Walker and Dustin Maddux; and great-grandchildren, Christopher Thompson, Kyle Carter, Austin McDaniel, Lorie Thompson, Ashtyn Talley, Kaitlyn Carter, Jordan Engish, Mason Alcarez, Breydon English, Emilee Talley and Mia Grace DelaHoz.
Published Sunday, April 6, 2008

Walker, Velda
1920-2008

Funeral for Velda Walker, 87, of Irving was Jan. 11 in Irving. The Rev. Joe Bailey and Randy Posey officiated. Burial followed at Bridgeport Cemetery.
Walker died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at an Irving nursing center.
Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Bridgeport to William Stanhope Hudson and Ollie Dulcina Porter Hudson, she married Victor Gilley Walker on June 6, 1941, in Bridgeport. She was a member of North Dallas Fellowship.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985 and a son, Phillip Anthony Walker.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lois Posey, of Irving; a son, Victor Wilford Walker of Beaver Lake, Neb.; eight grandchildren, Michelle Renee Angus, Gregory Phillip Walker, David Anthony Walker, Mark Allen Walker, Wendy Kaye Hudson, Victor Shawn Walker, Nathan Maurice Walker and Toni Janae Walker; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wallace, James Edward
1958-2008
Published Sunday, June 22, 2008
James Edward Wallace, 50, of Springtown, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, in Springtown.
Graveside service was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chico Cemetery with Chaplain Ron Ebert officiating.Wallace was born March 31, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pa., to James Edward Sr. and Maudie Wallace. He was a self-employed mechanic.He is survived by his mother and father of Springtown; his girlfriend, Karen Walker of Springtown; two sons, James D. Wallace of Poolville and Shad Wayne Wallace of Springtown; stepson, Clay Walker of Morgan Mill; stepdaughter, Amanda Locke and husband, Evan, of Texarkana; brother, Andrew Wallace and wife, Trina, of Mansfield; sister, Pamela Sue Davis and husband, Glenn, of Springtown; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Walls, Lois
1920-2008

Funeral for Lois Walls, 77, of Post was to be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Post Church of Christ with Charles McCook officiating, assisted by Travis Sweet. Burial was to follow in the Terrance Cemetery.
Walls died Sunday, Feb. 17. 2008, in Lubbock.
Born Sept. 20, 1920, in Graham to John Jasper and Alma Martha (Rowe) Veach, she graduated from Post in 1948. She married Herb Walls Sept. 9, 1949, in Benjamin and they made their home in Post. Walls watched sports on TV, enjoyed traveling with her husband and playing slots.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dale Leslie Walls, Jan. 9, 2005, and her twin sister, Joyce Hodges.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Derek Walls and wife, Cheryl, of Chico; daughters, Martha Jo Roberts and husband, Doug, of Claude and Irene Fry of Post; three sisters, Marvella Hopper of Kingman, Ariz., Patty Coburn of Fostoria, Ohio, and Sandy Wilson of Post; 10 grandchildren, Brad Roberts of Amarillo, Jeff Roberts of Claude, Leslie Fouquet of Claude, Jayson Fry of Floydada, Lucas, Seth, Austin and Nathan Walls, all of Post, Justin Carlton of Chico and Rhonda Myers of Alvord; 12 great-grandchildren, Miranda and Jaycob Fry of Floydada, Kelsee and Carsen Roberts of Claude, Kinzi Roberts of Amarillo, D’Kota, Sydnee, Aisha and Samual Walls, all of Post, and Ashley, Taylor and Renee Fouquet, all of Claude.
Her grandsons, Brad Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Jayson Fry, Lucas Walls, Seth Walls, Austin Walls, Nathan Walls and Justin Carlton, will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be sent to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5121 69th Street, Suite A-10A, Lubbock, TX 79430, or the Post Church of Christ, 108 North Avenue M, Post, TX 79356.
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ward, Bob
1949-2008

Published Thursday, December 11, 2008
Funeral for Bob Ward, 59, of Rhome, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Countryside Baptist Church in Rhome with the Rev. Jeff Tackett officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Ward died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, in Decatur. Born July 11, 1949, in Fort Sill, Okla., to Alton and Wilma Ward, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Ward married Barbara Bradish on May 16, 1980, in Decatur and was a graphite technician for Poco Graphite and member of the Countryside Baptist Church in Rhome.He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ward.He is survived by his wife; two sons, James Ward and wife, Jennifer, of Fort Worth and Jason Ward of Fort Worth; three daughters, Stephanie Rich and husband, Rusty, of Rhome, Ruth White and husband, James, of Mayport, Fla., and Cynthia Fox and husband, Jeremey, of Rhome; two brothers, Dale Ward of Louisiana and Alton Ward of Weatherford; two sisters, Cynthia McKinzie of Weatherford and Gena Klima of Granbury; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be Brian Moore, Bart Mosley, Ronnie Gilmore, Jeff Horner, Bobby Bradish and Jeremy Whitbeck.

Ward, Naomi Beatrice
1927-2008

Published Thursday, May 8, 2008
Graveside service for Naomi Beatrice Ward, 86, of Rhome was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Aurora Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Ward died Friday, May 3, 2008, in Decatur.Born Dec. 5, 1921, in Aurora to James Garland Stroud and Mary Sonora Oates, she married G.H. Ward. She lived in Saginaw from 1940 to 1973, when she moved to Rhome. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Saginaw and Rhome. Naomi traveled with her husband throughout the United States and Europe. She visited with friends and went to antique fairs. She is survived by her sons, Paul Ward of Rhome and Michael Ward and wife, Kare Burns, of Cambridge Shire, England; a grandson, Michael Ward of Springfield, Va.; and a niece.

Ward, Norman
1935-2008
Published Sunday, October 5, 2008
Funeral for Norman Ward, 73, of Gainesville, was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Fairview Cemetery with military honors. Ward died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Gainesville.
Born July 12, 1935, in Maypearl to Melvin Bird and Thelma Lee (Pilgrim), he was in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He retired from James Wood Motors in Decatur where he was a warehouse manager and also retired from Tracor in Austin. He restored old tractors and worked on cars. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Ward of Gainesville; mother, Thelma Ward, of Gainesville; daughters, Lisa Ward of Houston, Paula Schuetz of Houston; stepdaughters, Candy Cloud of Austin, Karan Jones and husband, Troy, of Shelby, N.C.; stepson, Joe Kenneth Poole Jr. and wife, Lynn, of Lewisville; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Richter and husband, Dennis, of Marshall.

Watkins, Willie 'Bamps'
1930-2008

Published Thursday, November 13, 2008
Funeral for Willie "Bamps" Watkins, 78, of Paradise was Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise with the Rev. Robert Owensby and Matt Edwards officiating. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery.
Watkins died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008. Born Jan. 21, 1930, in Walters, Okla., to Claude and Zora Lee (Bowen) Watkins, he served with the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. He was an Richey Oilfield Construction employee, a Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church of Paradise. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (Pittman) Watkins; brother, Doyle Watkins; daughter, Kim Watkins Hughes; and grandchildren, Cody Gentry, Afton Royce Hughes and Shiloh Hughes.He is survived by his son, Johnny Watkins of Amarillo; daughters, Carolyn Largent and husband, Clarence, of Paradise; Binky Gentry and husband, Wally, of Paradise and Shirley Richey and husband, Mike, of Paradise; grandchildren, Keitha, Chad, Brittany, Caleb, Amber, Brody, Jacoby, Nick, Chrissi and Bubba; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Nadine Rayburn of Weatherford; and brother, Billy Watkins of Lake Bridgeport.Pallbearers were Caleb Watkins, Chad Largent, Jacoby Gentry, Brody Gentry, Nick Richey and Bubba Richey.

Watson, Steven Ray
1958-2008

Published Sunday, November 2, 2008
Funeral for Steven Ray Watson, 50, of Roanoke, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the chapel of J.E. Foust Funeral Home in Grapevine. Burial will follow at Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home.
Watson died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.Born July 28, 1958, to Max and Martha Watson, he was a firefighter for 28 years in Roanoke and worked for Peterbuilt for 25 years. He graduated from Northwest High School in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Joni; sons, Joshua Watson and Jeremy Watson; grandsons, Allen Joshua and Marshall Ray Watson; his parents; brothers, Larry and wife, Liz, Gary and wife, Patsy, Michael and wife, Becky, and Chris and wife, Lisa; sister, Sharon and husband, Mac and mother and father-in-law, Jimmy and Beth Williams.

Weatherly, Louise
1925-2008

Funeral for Louise Weatherly, 82, of Chico was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Weatherly died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, in Chico.
Born Nov. 12, 1925, in Granbury to Veldon and Ruth (Johnson) Tomlinson, she married Robert Weatherly Feb. 12, 1942, in Decatur. She retired from Haggar Slacks after 29 years as a supervisor. She was a secretary for West Wise Water Board and a member of the Chico Quilting Club and the Lake Bridgeport Baptist Church. She enjoyed dominoes, gardening and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994; a brother, J.C. Haney; and a sister, Bernice Macey.
She is survived by a daughter, Carroll A. Adams of Chico; a son, Bobby Weatherly and wife, Kathy, of Chico; four grandchildren, Bobby, David, Cindy and Rusty; great-grandchildren, Adam, Macie, Colton, Heather, Jeffrey, Brandie, D.J., Christina and Bubba; three sisters, Glenda Anderson of Chico, Algerine Ballard of Duncan, Okla., and Rita Ballard of Harrison, Pa.; and three brothers, Donald Haney, Harold Haney and Milton Tomlinson.
Published Thursday, January 17, 2008

Webb, D.C.
1926-2008

Published Sunday, June 8, 2008
Funeral for D.C. Webb, 81, of Chico was Friday, June 6, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ken Choate officiating.
Webb died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in Chico.Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Wolfe City to Benjamin Franklin and Blanch Woodard Webb, he was a retired flight line dispatcher for Lockheed. He married Marcia Cleveland June 28, 1969, in Cleburne. He was a member of the United Aerospace Workers and a foster parent to 37 children.He was preceded in death by a son, Donald "Rock" Webb; a daughter, Tammy Webb Dixon; three sisters, Billie Faye Webb, Pearl McCool and Bennie Wright; and his sister-in-law, Margie Webb.He is survived by his wife; sons, Lawrence Roy Roberts of Chico, E.R. Roberts and wife, Cathy, of Boyd, Cody Carlton Roberts and wife, Johanna, of Decatur and James "Buddy" Webb of Chico; foster son, Lee Hendrix of Oregon; daughters, Dee Ann Webb DeKelva, Serena Michelle Webb and Bethany Hope Webb, all of Chico, and LaTisha Roberts of Dallas; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Webb of Sulphur Springs, Bob Webb and wife, Nelda, of Moore, Okla; and Roger Webb and wife, Denise of Palmer; sister, Melba Curlee and husband, Odie, of Cleburne; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Beck and wife, Angela, of Missouri.

West, Dorothy Fay
1938-2007

Funeral for Dorothy Fay West, 69, of Haslet was Jan. 4 at Hampton Vaughan Chapel with burial at Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery. Harvey McMurray officiated.
West died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, in Haslet.
Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Norman, Okla., to Ben and Cora Matthews Bolin, she was a nurse and a member of Aurora Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a former husband, Emmitt Dewayne West; daughter, Leatha Fay Timmons; four brothers, Billy Bolin, Loyd Blaylock, Joe Bolin and Vanoy Bolin; two sisters, Willadean Bolin and Betty Webb; and three grandchildren.
She is survived by husband, Nelson Reed; three sons, Robert Timmons and wife, Pauline, Loren Timmons and wife, Catherine, and Rodney Timmons; three step-daughters, Tammy Davis and husband, Garrett, Barbara McCarty and husband, Jeff, and Sharon Baldras of Haslet; step-son, David Reed and wife, Teresa; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two brothers, Travis Bolin of Wichita Falls and Larry Bolin of Saginaw; two sisters, Lanoy Peters of Okarche, Okla. and Martha Mitchell of Wichita Falls; and two half-sisters, Mary Lou Monk and Emma Jane Short.
The family requests memorials be made to Compass Hospice of Decatur.
Published Sunday, January 6, 2008

Western, Warren D.
1923-2008

Funeral services for Warren D. Western, 84, was April 7 at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating.
Western died Thursday, April 3, 2008, in Keene.
Born to Louis Albert and Lockie Western in Chico in 1923, he graduated from Alvord High School. He married Inez Whitson on May 3, 1969, in Alvord. He farmed and ranched in Wise County for more than 60 years. He was also a member of the Alvord Masonic Lodge and a member of First Baptist Church in Alvord.
Western is survived by his wife; daughter, Marilyn Ransom and husband, Brad, of Alvarado; grandsons, Tyler and Kyle Ransom of Alvarado; brother, Weldon Western of Keller; sister, Melvadean Morris and husband, Dale, of Alvord; sister-in-law Peggie Western; and several nieces and nephews.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Western, Weldon O.
1914-2008
Published Sunday, September 28, 2008
Funeral for Weldon O. Western, 94, of Saginaw, will be Monday, Sept. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth A visitation is scheduled for Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home.
Western died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. Born March 30, 1914, in Chico he was a Japanese prisoner of war for 42 months during World War II and was one of the few remaining survivors from the Lost Battalion, who were taken into forced labor to construct the railroad from Burma to Saigon. He retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly E. Western, and grandson, Ray Conn. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Western; sons, Mark Western and wife, Sandra, Kevan Western and wife, Jana; grandchildren, Stephanie and Doug Honea, Brandon and Cindy Conn, Marc, Cody, Alyssa, Shelly, Jennifer, Michael and Mandy, Hillery and Greg, and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Haily, Ethan, Ian, Christian, Hunter, Kristen, Marc III, Blake, Nathan, Hayden, Halle, Piper, Haze, Noah and Mason; sister, Melvadean Morris and husband, Dale.

Whatley, Hershel "Tater"
1931-2008

Published Sunday, December 21, 2008
Funeral for Hershel "Tater" Whatley, 77, of Boyd was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Daniel Ashley officiating. Burial will be at Boyd Cemetery.
Whatley died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born June 19, 1931, in Chico to Thomas and Flossie (Byers) Whatley, he served with the Army during the Korean War. He married Shirley Dean Brown Nov. 5, 1954, in Bridgeport. He was a retired GM employee and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Boyd.He was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy and J.B. Whatley, and sister, Bertha Bullock.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Shirley Ashley and husband, Paul, of Boyd; grandchildren, David, Steven, Susan, Michael and Misty; great-grandchildren, Elise, Ethan, Claire and Caleb; sister, Peggy Calicott of Boyd; brothers, Carl and Jerry Whatley of Boyd; and numerous relatives.Pallbearers will be Paul Ashley, David Ashley, Steven Ashley, Thomas Garrison, Lee Souimaniphanh and Tim Young.

White, Carol Joan
1942-2008

Graveside service for Carol Joan White, 65, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur.
Born Oct. 7, 1942, in Fort Worth to Woody Wilson and Lucille Bell Miller Allred, she married John White May 9, 1959, in Marietta, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Gail White.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Michael White and wife, Debbie, Jimmy White, Scott White and wife, Amy, and Tony White and wife, Candace, all of Decatur; brothers, Ronnie Allred of Burleson and Ricky Milligan of Oklahoma; sister, Reta Milligan of Florida; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were to be Michael White, Jim White, Scott White, Tony White, Cody White, Colton White, Tyler White and Jeremy White.
Published Sunday, March 9, 2008

Whitehead, Xander Kade
2008
Published Sunday, June 8, 2008
Graveside service for Xander Kade Whitehead, the infant son of Justin and Michelle Whitehead of Paradise, was Thursday at Paradise Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating.
Whitehead was born and died June 3, 2008.He is survived by his parents; a brother, Parker; grandparents, Chris and Jim Keeter, Raymond Blevins, Billy and Donna Caraway and Tim Whitehead; and great-grandparents, Hazel Rohlfs, Carey Rohlfs, J.C. and Reba Whitehead and Claudie and Evelyn Boyd.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wiley, Billy Ray
1947-2008

Funeral for Billy Ray Wiley, 60, of Chico was at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Crafton Baptist Church. Burial was at Crafton Cemetery.
Born Dec. 1, 1947, to O.B. Wiley and Betty Hobbs in Bridgeport, he was employed by Hanson Building Materials. He was a longtime member of the Crafton Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Vicky Wiley; his mother; sisters, Nancy Wiley and Karen Keller; daughters, Kimberly Arnold and Denise Morrison; four grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
Pallbearers were Brian Terrell, Royce Terrell, Zack Terrell, Tyler Terrell, Matt Dickinson and Bobby Richey. Honorary pallbearer was Kimberly Dickinson.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008

Willbanks, Irene
1925-2008

Published Sunday, December 28, 2008
Funeral for Irene Willbanks, 83, of Rhome was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Aurora Baptist Church with Dr. Kevin Peacock and Dr. Robert Worley officiating. Burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Willbanks died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in Rhome. Born May 7, 1925, to Chris Warner and Willie Mae (Wright) Shay, she married William Zack "Doc" Willbanks Jr. Oct. 24, 1942, in Warren, Ariz. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd.She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993 and a sister, Christine Dominguez.She is survived by her daughter, Susie Butler of Decatur; sons, Danny Willbanks of Rhome and Mike Willbanks of Boyd; grandchildren, Lisa Herring and husband, Jeff, Brett Butler and wife, Rebecca, Christy Harrell and husband, Jason, Whitney Willbanks, Marianne Willbanks, Blaine Willbanks and Jeremy Goodger and wife, Patti; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Rebecca Bowers of Decatur; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Brett Butler, Jeff Herring, Zachary Herring, Jason Harrell, Blaine Willbanks and Jeremy Goodger.Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Boyd, TX, 76023 or Wise County Gideons, P.O. Box 317, Decatur, TX, 76234.

Willett, Nolan Lee
1929-2008
Published Sunday, August 31, 2008
Funeral for Nolan Lee Willett, 78, of Sunset, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at the Sunset Assembly of God Church with Charles Reed and R.D. Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the White Family Funeral Home. Willett died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in Fort Worth. Born Dec. 8, 1929, in Sunset to Bufford and Gracie Belle (Lee) Whitfield, he was a graduate of Bowie High School. He married Eloise Pittman Nov. 24, 1955, in Sunset. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Howard Woolf Dress Factory and then as an electrician for General Dynamics until his retirement Jan. 16, 1992. He was a member of the Sunset Assembly of God Church and a member of the United Machinists. He was preceded in death by brothers, Richard, B.W., Emanuel, James and Howard Willett.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Nolinda Blake and husband, James, of Alvord; sons, Kent Willett and wife, Judy, of Henrietta, Okla., Reese Willett and wife, Karen, of Lake Weatherford and Craig Willett and wife, Malisha, of Sunset; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Navella Gee of Pampa; brothers, Daniel Willett and wife, Rosemary, of Sunset and Nathaniel Willett and wife, Cathy, of Haltom City; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Willett, Ronnie Kerr
1940-2008

Funeral for Ronnie Kerr Willett, 68, of Bowie, was Thursday, Feb. 21 at East Side Baptist Church in Bowie with the Rev. Jamie Reed officiating. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Willett died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, in Plano.
Born Jan. 26, 1940, to Ocie and Vivian Willett, he married Doris Whitson March 15, 1960, in Bowie. He attended school in Bowie and lived there all of his life except when traveling with the oil field industry. He retired after 23 years with MND Drilling and had been employed by Patterson UPI Drilling Co. for the last eight years. He began working in the oil field when he was 14-years-old.
He was a member of the East Side Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; children, Gary Willett and wife, Darlene, Tammie Reyes and husband, Jimmy, Kimberly Cleveland and husband, Mike, Anthony Willett and wife, JoElla, Ronnie Willett and wife, Angela, David Willett and wife, Shelly, Judy LaPorte and husband, Stephen, Sherry Moore and husband, Walter, Julie Dawson and husband, Monty, Ocie Willett and wife, Gandy, Artie Willett and wife, Teresa, and Rhonda Wood and David Pierce; sister, Brenda Durham and husband, David; brother, Michael Willett and wife, Renee; grandchildren, Leroy, Daniel, Samuel, Matthew, Conrad, Lydia, Jacky, A.J., Scotty, Bradley, Zachary, Randy, C.J., Jessica, Joshua, Stephanie, Ronnie, Hannah, Alyssa, Ocie, Kodah, Jacob, Arianna, Kierra, Allie, Devin, Derrick, Kelley, Jessica, Johnathan, Gary Lynn, James, Danny, Joe, Heather, Chelsea, Stephen, Kristen, Ashley, Brittany, Candace, Walter, Travis, Kaitlyn, Cameron and Baby Pierce; great-grandchildren, Katelynn, Kylie, Kaydance, Kyler, Brookelyn, Brylie, Matthew, Elena, Lili, Kayla, Cole, Harlei, Ashtyn and Tayler; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the East Side Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008

Williams, Audra Joseph 'Bill'
1916-2008
Published Thursday, August 14, 2008
Funeral for Audra Joseph "Bill" Williams, 91, of Corsicana was Sunday at the Lockhart Church of Christ.
Williams died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in Corsicana.Born Dec. 18, 1916, in rural Dewey County outside of Leedey, Okla., to Samantha Neeley Bryan and Joseph Asa Williams, he worked as a cowboy in New Mexico and Texas on the Goodnight Ranch and in the fuel transport business. He married Dorothy Jane Feightner Sept. 18, 1941, after recovering from a fiery truck crash. They lived in Fort Worth and Decatur, where they owned and operated White Auto Store and Decatur Home Furnishings. In 1968, they moved to Lockhart where they opened a hardware store. He was a member of the Lockhart Church of Christ. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, camping in his motorhome, traveling and was a talented craftsman.He was preceded in death by his wife; three brothers; one sister; a grandson, William Corey Millican and a great-grandson Zakkary Ray Millican.He is survived by his daughters, Sheila Carter and husband, Bob, of Arlington and Linda Wilson of Corsicana; grandchildren, Candi Schuelke and husband, Tim, of Lockhart, Cristi Wiliams and husband, Roy, of Elizabeth, Colo., Stephanie Carter of Fort Worth, Cayla DeMoss and husband, Steve, of Corsicana, Scott Carter of Little Rock, Ark., Derek Carter and wife, Jennifer, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Todd Carter and wife, Shannon, of Surprise, Ariz., Mindy Istas and husband, Steve, of Garland; great-grandchildren, Justin Schuelke and wife, Jesse, of San Antonio, Tristan Shimonek of Elizabeth, Justin DeMoss of Corsicana, Drew Schuelke of Lockhart, Monica DeMoss of Corsicana, Mallory Shimonek of Elizabeth, Audra DeMoss of Corsicana, Lauren Shuelke of Lockhart, Taylor Williams of Elizabeth, Michael Istas of Garland, Benjamin Carter of Surprise, Jacob Istas of Garland; and five great-great grandchildren.

Williams, Barbara Jean
1939-2008
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008
Graveside service for Barbara Jean Williams, 68, of Boonsville was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Boonsville Cemetery with the Rev. Craig Erb officiating.
Williams died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, in Parker County. Born Nov. 30, 1939, to Iva Lee and Elvira (Autrey) Brown in Fort Worth, she married Ray Dean Williams March 1, 1970, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 8, 2005. She is survived by her daughters, Lori Adams and husband, John, of Boonsville and Renee Canright and husband, Billy, of Agnes; stepchildren, Marcie Bills of Alvarado, Barbara Williams of Fort Worth, David Williams and wife, Susie, of Dublin, Jon R. Williams and wife, Jana, of Fort Worth, Kellie Cooper and husband, Michael, of Joshua, Karen Webster of Irving and Chuck Williams of Keller; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Harold Brown and wife, Wanda Sue, of Watauga.

Williams, Robert Junior
1930-2008

Published Sunday, July 13, 2008
Funeral for Robert Junior Williams, 77, of Boyd was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Springtown with burial in Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Terry Terry officiated.
Williams died Friday, July 4, 2008, in Whitesboro.Born Aug. 5, 1930, in Keeter to James and Estelle Williams, he was a retired chief master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the 1970 U.S. Forces World Softball Team, a past president of the Boyd School Board and a member of the local VFW. He was an avid fisherman and friend to many.He was preceded in death by a son, Ron Williams.He is survived by his son, Greg Williams, of Granbury; daughters, Ronna Wilson of Lake Worth and Patti Basting of Boyd; grandchildren, Derek, Kelsey, Emily and Jackson; longtime companion, Alline Lampley of Lake Worth; brother, George Williams of Springtown; and the mother of his children, Patsy Chance of Boyd.Pallbearers were Greg Williams, Nicholas Hunka, Mark Romine, Brent Wilson, Jimmy John Dean, David Deaton, John Basting and Derek Wiliams. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Jack Cruz, Jackie Read, Homer Ray Morgan and Don Patterson.

Williams, Rodney Leo
1966-2008

Published Thursday, November 13, 2008
Graveside service for Rodney Leo Williams, 42, of Bridgeport was Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Paradise Cemetery.
Williams died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Aug. 2, 1966, in Bridgeport to Alfred and Marthella Williams, he was a pier hole driller. He is survived by his son, Jesse Leo Williams of Bridgeport; mother, Marthella McDowell of Rhome; and sister, Denise Rawleigh of Azle.

Williamson, Nelda Jo
1929-2008
Funeral for Nelda Jo Williamson, 78, of Fort Worth, formerly of Decatur, was Friday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial was at Slidell Cemetery.
Williamson died Monday, April 7, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Born June 15, 1929, in Sunset to Hancel Jesse and Onice Odell Sipes Cearley, she married Alfred Leonard Williamson in 1986 in Fort Worth. She was a quality control inspector at Williamson-Dickey.
She is survived by her husband; son, David Paul Taylor of Aubrey; daughter, Carma Jo Cummings of Denton; sister, Pauline Gibbs of Mount Ida, Ark.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Randy Cummings, Marvin Eads, Levi Cummings, Damon Cummings, Josh Taylor and Micah Taylor.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Williamson, Wayne E.
1922-2008

Published Thursday, October 30, 2008
Funeral for Dr. Wayne E. Williamson, 85, of Decatur was Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur, with burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Williamson died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, in Decatur. Born Dec. 2, 1922, to Raymond Travis and Tempe (Barker) Williamson, he married Tommye Geneva Lane May 19, 1946, in San Angelo. He served in World War II and was an optometrist in Wise County for 38 years. He was a member of the Decatur Lions Club and the Decatur Country Club. He was a charter member and longtime elder of the Westworth Church of Christ in Fort Worth.He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004 and his brother, Alvis J. Williamson.He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Williamson of Decatur; son, Dr. Gary Wayne Williamson and wife, Anne, of Athens; grandchildren, Sarah Rebecca Chirakadze, Forest Benjamin Williamson, Jacob Andrew Williamson and Brooke Elizabeth Blaylock; great-grandchildren, Colby, Matison, Dylan, Carlie, Alex, Andrew, Abbie and Gracie; stepmother, Bernice Fish Williamson; brothers, Raymond "Frog" Williamson and Ronald Travis Williamson; numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Forest Benjamin Williamson, Jacob Andrew Williamson, Richard Brown, Monte Shaw, Lester Dogett, Bill Spain, Dr. Kelley Tibbels and Jeff Williamson.

Willingham, Richard ‘Rick’ Orval
1949-2008

A memorial service for Richard “Rick” Orval Willingham, 58, of Kress was Feb. 14 in Plainview and another will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs. Visitation will start before the Feb. 18 service at the funeral home.
Willingham died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in Kress.
Born Aug. 26, 1949, in Fort Worth to Orval and Erna Willingham, he graduated from Boyd High School in 1967 and earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1975. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army veterinary corps before settling in Sulphur Springs where he was a mixed animal practitioner at Hopkins County Veterinary Clinic for 24 years. In 2002, he married Terry Chisholm and they moved to Plainview where he served as herd veterinarian for Dairy Fountain.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dr. Jackie Willingham.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Alexis Willingham Vaughn and husband, Joe, Kate Tsai and husband, Jason, and Callie Willingham; a granddaughter, Alyssa Tsai; parents; a sister, Judy Russell and husband, Robert; as well as nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to the Richard O. Willingham Scholarship Fund at Texas A&M University college of veterinary medicine.
Published Sunday, February 17, 2008

Willis, Colltonn De'Wayne
2007-2008
Colltonn De'Wayne Willis died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Cook Children's Hospital.
He was born Oct. 8, 2007, in Fort Worth to Mary Ann Willis and Scotty Griffin.
He is survived by his mother of Newark and father of River Oaks; grandparents, Ronnie and Lori Griffin of River Oaks and Barbie Moyer of Newark; great-grandparents, Mary and George Chels of Newark.
Published Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wilson, Larry Coleman
1966-2008
Funeral for Larry Coleman Wilson, 42, formerly of Decatur was April 3 at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating. Burial was in Ball Knob Cemetery in the Audubon Community.
Wilson died Monday, March 24, 2008, in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Born Jan. 14, 1966, in Decatur to Earl and Beulah Sampler Wilson, he was an iron worker and worked as a technician for Tower Network Services.
He is survived by his sisters, Pam Fisk of Fredericksburg and Deborah Kirby and husband, Michael, and Betty Marie Rendleman and husband, Terry, all of Decatur; brother, Jimmy Wilson of Rosston; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Willie Joe Howard, Joe Spolnik, Gale Rackley, Harold Stevens Jr., Jody Wilson and Jeff Wilson.
Published Sunday, April 6, 2008

Wilson, Lena Margaret
1912-2008
Funeral for Lena Margaret Wilson, 95, of Azle was March 11 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
Wilson died Friday, March 7, 2008, in Azle.
Born May 10, 1912, to Hugh Edward and Maggie Odom Wallis in Western Grove, Ark., she was a homemaker. She married Dewey A. Wilson in 1929 in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Jenny Gilbert and Ina Joan Wilson; a granddaughter, Teresa Harrison; and a grandson, Tommy Darden.
She is survived by three daughters, Freda Bennett and husband, Wayne, of Boyd, Kathryn Darden of Fort Worth, and Diane Wheeler of Hurst; a son, Roy A. Wilson and wife, Connie, of Cleburne; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Published Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wilson, Mary Alice
1943-2008
Published Sunday, December 21, 2008
Funeral for Mary Alice Wilson, 65, of River Oaks was to be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was to be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Wilson died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, in Fort Worth. She was born Sept. 28, 1943, in Illinios to Lois Alice and Robert Ellis Champion.She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 2001.She is survived by her sons, James Wilson and wife, Becky, of Boyd, Robert Wilson and wife, Karla, of River Oaks and Kevin Wilson and wife, Kathleen, of River Oaks; grandchildren, Micah McDaniel of Boyd, Ryan, Jacob and Brett Wilson of Boyd, Rayanne and Ty Wilson of River Oaks and Brittany, Chase and Levi Wilson of River Oaks; and great-grandchild, Blake Wilson McDaniel of Boyd.

Winget, Syble Vernell
1926-2008
Published Thursday, May 22, 2008
Graveside service for Syble Vernell Winget, 82, of Denton, formerly of Alvord, was to be May 21 at Gilgal Cemetery in Minden, La. Her nephew, Greg Winget, was to officiate.
Winget died Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Denton.Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Emerson, Ark., to Johnnie and Effie Kimbrell, she was preceded in death by a husband, Earl A. Winget; sisters, Elizabeth Bradley and Virginia Kimbrell; and brothers, Oliver Kimbrell and Alvis Kimbrell.She is survived by her sons, David Winget and wife, Nita, of Waco and Darrell Winget and wife, Mary, of Minden; daughters, Debra Adams and husband, Floyd, of Dallas, Shirley Winget of North Little Rock, Ark., and Tonya Winget and Curtis Davis of Denton; brother, Huey Kimbrell of Denton; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Winn, Bill
1930-2008
Published Sunday, August 31, 2008
Funeral for Bill Winn, 77, of Bridgeport was Aug. 27 at Balsora Baptist Church. The Rev. Glenn Connell officiated and the Rev. Sonny Smith assisted. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
Winn died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Aug. 30, 1930, in Bridgeport to Charlie and Nannie Ola (Collins) Winn, he was a farmer and a superintendent at Mitchell Energy. He was a member of the Balsora Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and C.J. Winn.He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anna Jo Winn; a son, Bill Joe Winn of Bridgeport; two daughters, Regina Winn of Bridgeport and Rodna Urban of Aledo; two grandchildren, Jasper Winn and wife, Dana, and Bailey Urban; three great-grandchildren, Kegan, Anna and Pake; two brothers, Vern Winn of Weatherford and Tommy Winn and wife, Dianne, of Cedar Hill; and a sister, Faye Cormier and husband, Howard, of Bridgeport.Pallbearers were Charlie Winn, Buster Winn, Beau Winn, Gary Houchins, Eddy Houchins and Steve Forester.

Wise, Mary B.
1928-2008

Published Thursday, May 29, 2008
Funeral for Mary B. Wise, 79, of Irving, will be Thursday, May 29, at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with interment at East Side Cemetery in Bridgeport. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, Wise died May 25, 2008.
She was born June 24, 1928, in Wise County.She is survived by her mother and father-in-law, Bill and Peggy Peale of Dallas; sons Jimmy Roy Groves of Irving; Rowland Ray Wise and wife, Barbara, of Dallas; Melvin Harold Wise and wife, Marie, of Cedar Creek; Fred James Wise of Grand Prairie; Richard Herron Wise and wife, Lisa, of Red Oak; daughters, Caroline Marie Blankenship and husband, Larry, of Dallas; Mary Ann Reyna and husband, Abel, of Dallas; 19 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.

Womack, Dolores Nell
1946-2008

Funeral for Dolores Nell Womack, 61, of Bridgeport was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport.
Womack died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Decatur.
Born June 15, 1946, in Fort Worth to Johnny and Ruby (Newsom) McClung, she was a Bridgeport ISD school teacher.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Tony McClung.
She is survived by a son, Sean Womack and wife, Christa, of Boonsville; two grandchildren, Nicole and Skylor Noelle Womack; mother, Ruby McClung; as well as nephews.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Workman, Finis
1937-2008

Published Thursday, October 9, 2008
Funeral for Finis Workman, 71, of Chico was Monday, Oct. 6, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Van Gardner and Fred Ferren officiating.
Workman died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at his home. Born May 18, 1937, in Decatur to Green and Maggie Opal (Pyeatt) Workman, he married Mildred Welch June 1, 1956, in Bowie. He was a retired metal bonder at Bell Helicopter. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Bowie, a mason in Chico and a Scottish Rite Shriner. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Trena Morris and husband, Wayne, of Chico and Karen Hunt and husband, Stephen, of Decatur; sons, David Workman and wife, Deborah, of Chico and Terry Workman and wife, Lisa, of Chico; grandchildren, Tiffany, Kristin, Rachel, Stacy, Kelly, Kimberly, Wesley, Christopher, Angela and Britton; and great-grandson, William.Pallbearers were David Harless, Monty Graham, Eugene Grooms, Dan Stack, G.A. Buckner, Audie Morris, Russell Black and Tom Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were Masonic Lodge members.

Wren, Carrington Cash
2008
Published Thursday, May 8, 2008
Carrington Cash Wren, the infant son of Landon and Holly Wren, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Dallas.
He is survived by his parents of Corinth; grandparents, Stephen and LaDonna Wren of Decatur and Nicholas and Susan Fain of Highland Village; great-grandparents, Penney Wren of Decatur, William S. Johnston of Fair Hope, Ala., and Manton and Peggy Fain of Dallas; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Young, Mark Anthony
1960-2008

Memorial service for Mark Anthony Young, 47, of Bridgeport will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Jones Family Funeral Home.
Young died Wedneday, Feb. 20, 2008, in Decatur.
Born April 30, 1960, in Cadillac, Mich., to James and Phyllis Young, he had been a resident of the Bridgeport area since 1976.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Lindy Young; his mother; daughters, Elishia Johnson, Chalisse Whitehead and Keisha Young; sons, Mark Anthony Young Jr. and Jonathan Young; step-sons, Russell and James Turnquist; sisters, Sally Owens and Terri Perry; five grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008