Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2009
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The following obituaries are in alphabetical order by last name (use the "searcher" on the Home page, or Edit/Find on this page to find other names in text):

Haak, Joan Helen
1946-2009
Published Thursday, September 24, 2009
No service is planned for Joan Helen Haak, 61, of Decatur.
Haak died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, in Decatur. She was born March 29, 1946, in Chicago to William Eugene and Helen Marie (Alcumbrac) Haak. She is survived by family and friends.

Hachtel, Yvonne Hunt
1921-2009
Published Thursday, June 18, 2009
Graveside service for Yvonne Hunt Hachtel, 87, of Bowie, formerly of Decatur, was June 16 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with David Hall officiating.
Hachtel died Friday, June 12, 2009, in Bowie. Born Dec. 31, 1921, in Frederick, Okla., to Thurman and Jewell (Todd) Hunt, she graduated from Lang High School in Oklahoma in 1939 and was an all-state basketball player. She played semi-professional softball. In February 1950, she married Herman Hachtel in Bowie and worked as a bookkeeper for Bennett Oil Co. and Bowie Industries. She was the first woman elected to the Bowie City Council. She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Hugh Hunt; and sisters, Maurice McKinley and Marylin Coulson. She is survived by her sons, Gary Hachtel and Jimmy Hachtel, both of Bowie; sister, Judy Mullins and husband, Ben, of Montgomery; grandchildren, Lyndon Hachtel of Wichita Falls, Dylan Hachtel of Corpus Christi and Garrett Hachtel and Dustin Hachtel of Bowie; and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Carter Lake Road Church of Christ.

Hagerud, Jaynie
1946-2009
Published Thursday, October 8, 2009
Funeral for Jaynie Hagerud, 63, of Boyd was to be at 3 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Christian-Hawkins Chapel with Rick Cooper officiating. Visitation was to be 2 to 3 p. m. Wednesday.
Hagerud died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, in Boyd. Born Aug. 3, 1946, in Quanah to Waukene and Pauline (Goolsby) Foster, she was a retired bookkeeper for B-Square. She was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise. She is survived by her daughter, Amy Ramirez and husband, Eduardo, of Wills Point; son, Brent Hagerud and wife, Jackie, of Euless; granddaughter, Gracie Hagerud; mother of Decatur; sister, Judith Tabor of Boyd; and numerous other relatives.

Hale, Darrell L. ‘Tiny’
1952-2009

Published Sunday, September 13, 2009
Funeral for Darrell L. "Tiny" Hale, 57, of Runaway Bay was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Va Rite and Rob Hawkins officiating. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hale died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. Born March 23, 1952, in Borger to Tom William and Wilma Leone (Brooks) Hale, he married Joan Sander Sept. 7, 1974, in Garden City, Kan. He was a truck driver for Shale Tank Truck in Jacksboro and a former chief of the Runaway Bay Volunteer Fire Department. He worked for many years in corrections in Kansas and Texas and was a police officer in Newton, Kan. He also hunted and fished. He is survived by his wife; sons, Shane Hale of Rosharon and Shaun Hale and wife, Dawn, of Springtown; grandchildren, Joshua and Christopher Hale, Misten Kittrell, Felicity, Cheyanne and Autum Hale, Devon Miller, and Hunter and Conner Hale; father, Tom Hale, and Shirley, of Carlsbad, N. M. ; sisters, Toni and Michelle Hale; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbeareres were to be Charlie Grill, James Stroud, Dan Matzinger, Warren Wade, Randy Adams, Greg Ayers, Cody Ayers and Frank Van Laeys. Honorary pallbearers were to be Ricardo "MD" Davila, Shawn Berry, Roger Parrish, Shane Hale and Shaun Hale. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Hamm, Judy Ann
1948-2009
Published Sunday, March 29, 2009
Funeral service for Judy Ann Hamm, 60, of Jacksboro was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, March 28, at the First Baptist Church in Jacksboro with Tommy Hull officiating, assisted by Therrol DuBois. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Hamm died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Fort Worth. She was born June 15, 1948, in Chico to Pat and Emma (Greer) O'Dell. She is preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Billy and Gene O'Dell. She is survived by her husband, Thomas "Tommy" Hamm; a son, James Hamm; sisters, Patsy Ruth Worthington of Wizard Wells, Jannie Tucknies of Sunset and Becky Gober and husband, David, of Paradise; and grandchildren Matthew Kelly and Zachary Allen Hamm. Pallbearers were to be Boyce Hart Jr., Rowdy Barnett, Monty Cryer, Tommy Wilson, Jimmy Wilson and Jimmy Riddle.

Hamner, Allison Judith
2003-2009

Published Thursday, February 12, 2009
Funeral for Allison Judith Hamner, 5, of Bowie was to be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at The Shepherd's House in Chico with the Rev. Kern Choate officiating. Burial was to be at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hamner died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Chico. Born Feb. 8, 2003, in Decatur to Mitch and Alicia Hamner, she was a kindergarten student in Bowie. She was also a member of the Daisy Group of Girl Scouts in Bowie and a member of The Shepherd's House church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Michael and Linda Hamner. She is survived by her parents; sisters, Madeline and Macie Hamner of Bowie; grandparents, William and Tami Renner of Chico, Carol Renner of Dallas and Don and Dorothy Copeland of Decatur; great-grandmother, Alice Tiller of Chico; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were to be Casey Hamner, William Renner Jr., Travis Renner, Raymond Tiller, Jim Anderson and Jeremy Whitbeck.

Hannah, Joyce Ellen
1946-2009

Published Sunday, January 18, 2009
Funeral for Joyce Ellen Hannah, 62, of Alvord was to be at 12:30 p. m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel with burial at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Hannah died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in Alvord. She was born March 30, 1946, in Waltham, Mass., to Francis Xavier and Gladys Fritzsche McLaughlin. She is survived by her husband, David M. Hannah; daughters, Stacey Ellen Clark and husband, Perry Shane, and Amy Beth Lunsford and husband, Christopher Lunsford; sons, Jeffrey E. Galyon, John David Hannah and wife, Greta, and Steven Michael Hannah and wife, Melissa; seven grandchildren; sisters, Claudia McLaughlin and Patricia McLaughlin; and many other relatives. Memorials may be made at http://www. joinmda. org/dfwstride2009/shaneclark1

Hardee, Riley Nathan
2008-2009
Published Thursday, April 30, 2009
Graveside service for Riley Nathan Hardee, infant son of Timmy and Kelly Hardee of Forestburg, was April 28 at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg with Chad King officiating.
Hardee died Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Fort Worth. He was born Nov. 1, 2008. He is survived by his parents; sister, Sierra Hardee of Boyd; brothers, Brandon and Jayson Hardee of Boyd; grandparents, Johnny Hardee of Decatur, Sue Hardee of Bridgeport, Rick Minton and wife, Lynne, of North Carolina and Connie Minton Moseley and husband, Wayne, of Forestburg; and numerous great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Harried, Ceean Denice
1965-2009

Published Thursday, November 26, 2009
Funeral for Ceean Denice Harried, 44, of Park Springs will be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Heritage Family Funeral Home in Bowie. The Rev. Gregg Shaw will officiate.
Harried died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in Park Springs. Born May 2, 1965, in Nocona to Monte and Jean Yowell, she was a cross-country driver for Lonesome Dove Tank Trucks, D&G Tank Trucks and Gilbow. She was also a night dispatcher for D&G Tank Trucks. She owned two dogs, Bert and Sister. She is survived by sisters, Kelia Stout, Jana Gilmore and husband, Ronnie, and Shelia Owens; brothers, V-Bo Yowell and wife, Jeannine, and Donald Croxton; children, Jaye Lyn VonAcht, James Crowley, Lacey and Saide Wood and Paige Wilson; grandchildren, Kathyln and Jessie Crowley, Latyon Wood and Micah Wilson; and a special friend, Lenny Hardee.

Harris, Kevin James
1988-2009

Published Sunday, March 8, 2009
Funeral for Kevin James Harris, 21, of San Angelo was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, March 7, at Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russ Frazier officiating. Burial was to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Harris died Monday, March 2, 2009, in San Angelo. He was born Jan. 31, 1988, in Bridgeport to Shannon Laney and David Harris. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Linda Loper; his grandfathers, Richard Clithero and David Harris Sr. ; and his stepfather, Jackie Long. He is survived by his sons, James Harris of San Angelo and Eliy, Kevin and Kayden Harris, all of Hobbs, N. M. ; his mother of San Angelo; his father of Justin; sisters, Keri and Kayci Long of San Angelo; grandmother, Jerry Mae Harris of Justin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were to be Rendon Dietzman, Luis Herrera, Damon Thompson, Gerald Polk, Antonio Gonzales and Joshua Bridges.

Harris, Roy J. T.
1920-2009
Published Sunday, July 26, 2009
Memorial service for Roy J. T. Harris, 88, of Decatur will be at 3 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Governor's Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community.
Harris died Friday, July 17, 2009, in Decatur. Born Oct. 31, 1920, in Plainfield, N. J., to Lawrence Harris and Merle Fitz Randolph, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Harris graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1950 and was an electrical engineer. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (McWilliam) Harris; children, Holly Pontier and Dale Harris; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Wise Regional Health System, 2000 S. FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234; the Remembrance SDB Church; or Air Force Association, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209-1198.

Harrison, Lester Roy
1950-2009
Published Sunday, August 30, 2009
Funeral for Lester Roy Harrison, 59, of Decatur was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Rogers officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Harrison died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, in Decatur. Born March 15, 1950, in Dallas to Gordon and Juanita (Shaw) Harrison, he married Linda McDaniel Feb. 17, 1979, in Dallas. He was employed at Minyard Food Store for 34 years as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Harrison. He is survived by his wife of Decatur; daughter, Stacie Baird and husband, Brian, of Decatur; grandchildren, Rebecca, Tristan and Jocelyn Baird; brothers, Chester, Wayne, Lee and Dutch Harrison; sister, Betty Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harrison, Rachel 'Rae'
1935-2009

Published Sunday, May 3, 2009
Funeral for Rachel "Rae" Harrison, 73, of Boyd was to be at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, May 2, at Christian-Hawkins Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Tom McClintock officiating. Burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Harrison died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born Aug. 22, 1935, in Van to Robert Hilton and Edna Marie (Moor) Stokes, she was the former owner of an upholstery and antique shop in Boyd. She married Clarence J. Harrison Jr. Feb. 11, 1973, in Tyler and was a member of the Pear Creek Baptist Church in Lindale. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her son, James Scott and wife, Lila, of Boyd; sisters, Annie Beatrice Taylor of Chandler, Dovie Green of Lindale and Martha Morrill of Tyler; granddaughter, Sofia Scott of Boyd; brother, Robert Stokes Jr. of Flint; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Steven Scott, Steve Smiley, Anthony Davis, Dean Knipper, Sergio Bacile and Jerry Bracken. Honorary pallbearer was to be Wayne Green.

Hartsfield, Allie Annette
1934-2009
Published Sunday, July 5, 2009
Memorial service for Allie Annette Hartsfield, 74, of Olney was July 1 at White's Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown.
Hartsfield died Friday, June 26, 2009, in Olney. Born July 13, 1934, in Daingerfield to Eares and Amy (Swanzy) Meadows, she married Claud H. Hartsfield Oct. 15, 1966, in Oak Cliff. She worked in the accounting business and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Springtown. She was a former state delegate for the Wise County Democratic Party. She is survived by her husband; a brother, Swanzy Meadows and his wife, Pauline, of Seagoville; and a sister, Ginger Meadows of Oak Cliff.

Harveson, Quinntoni Jan
1962-2009
Published Thursday, August 13, 2009
Memorial service for Quinntoni Jan Harveson, 47, of Bridgeport is at 10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar officiating.
Harveson died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born July 27, 1962, in Decatur to Leo and Dolly Orrell, she was a registered nurse and received her degree from Cooke County Nursing School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, oil painted, quilted and crafted. She is survived by her husband, James Anthony (Tony) Harveson; sons, Klynt Walters and Keaton Harveson; daughter, Emily Harveson; her parents; brothers, Jim and Bill Orrell; sister, Kyvra Spann; and in-laws, Wayne and Maralyn Harveson.

Hatley, Willie V.
1926-2009

Published Sunday, December 20, 2009
Funeral for Willie V. Hatley, 83, of Boyd was Dec. 17 at Trinity Baptist Church of Boyd with the Revs. Darryl Hatley and Thural Reid officiating. Burial was at Boyd Cemetery.
Hatley died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, in Boyd. Born Feb. 23. 1926, in Boyd to John R. and Lizzie Faye (North) Hatley, he was a retired water superintendent for the city of Boyd. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and served in World War II as a sharpshooter and was held captive as a prisoner of war for more than nine months. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Hatley; daughters, Inez Hatley and Linda Seaton; son, Clifford Douglas Hatley; grandson, Billy Lyon; great-granddaughters, Tammy and Tiffany Lyon and Katlyn Cole; brother, Dillard Hatley; and sister, Mildred Vess. He is survived by his grandchildren, Cindy Lyon of Paradise, Mark Lyon and wife, Lesa, of Boyd, Shannon Ashford and husband, Keith, of Fort Worth, Staci Mann of Boyd, and Alinda Cole and husband, Allen, of Boyd; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Burchfield and husband, Wayne, of Boyd; brother, Darryl Hatley and wife, Ann, of Groesbeck; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Dwayne Moore, Kenneth McCauley, Coy Tackett, Gordon Vess, Royce Vess and Ron Vess.

Haynes, Phil
1936-2009

Published Sunday, August 23, 2009
Funeral for Phil Haynes, 73, of Boyd was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at First Baptist Church of Springtown with burial at Paradise Cemetery.
Haynes died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. Born Aug. 16, 1936, to Alton B. "Joe" and Zula Haynes, he married Edith Ann June 6, 1957. After her death, he married Billie Jean in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Billie Jean; a sister, Jeane Wyllins of Azle; children, Millissia Kelso, Phyllis Conn, Joe Haynes and Robert Haynes; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Hazelwood, Patricia Carol
1948-2009
Published Thursday, June 25, 2009
No service is scheduled for Patricia Carol Hazelwood, 60, of Slidell.
Hazelwood died Friday, June 19, 2009, in Decatur. Born March 11, 1948, in Lewisville to Royce Clifton and Mamie Jewell (Robertson) Meek, she was a home health caregiver and a Baptist. She married Jim Lewis Hazelwood July 22, 1993, in Roanoke. She was preceded in death by her twin children, Reese Wayne and Lee Gordon Harrington; and brothers, Bobby Gene Meek and Robert Wayen Meek. She is survived by her husband; son, Wesley Jay Harrington; sister, Barbara Empey; and brother, Clay Clifton Meek, all of Slidell.

Heath, Dorothy E.
1926-2009

Published Sunday, February 8, 2009
Funeral for Dorothy Heath, 82, of California will be Thursday, Feb. 12, at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson, Calif. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson. Visitation will be from 4-8 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Heath died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Born Sept. 27, 1926, in Erick, Okla., she moved to California in 1961. She was a nurse for 20 years and traveled and spent time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Heath; and sons, Albert Dean Norris and Charles Michael Norris. She is survived by her son, Forrest Heath of Modesto, Calif. ; daughters, Sandra McGuff of Apache Junction, Ariz., Carole Hibbard of Delhi, Calif., and Penny Victor of Modesto; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Bernice Baker, Edna Earl Abernathy and Florence Boggs, all of Decatur.

Hemphill, Bessie Irene Ross
1934-2009

Published Thursday, May 14, 2009
Graveside service for Bessie Irene Ross Hemphill, 74, of Decatur is at 10 a. m. Thursday, May 14, at the Jonestown Cemetery in Alvord with the Rev. Danny Slimp officiating. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Hemphill died Saturday, May 9, 2009. Born Sept. 6, 1934, in Wilburton, Okla., to William Doss and Ettie Dellie (Baker) Ross, she was a homemaker and member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Don Doyle. She is survived by her sons, Dale Doyle and wife, Terri, of Decatur, Danny Doyle, Rodney Franks, Ricky Franks and Harold Hemphill, all of Newark; a daughter, Donna Rogers and husband, Jimmy, of Boyd; brothers, Billy, Charles and Robert Ross and J. B. and Jim Newland; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Pallbearers will be Danny Doyle, Dale Doyle, Harold Hemphill, Jimmy Rogers, Terry Cordar and Keith Cordar.

Hemphill, Ola Mae Parish
1925-2008
Published Thursday, January 8, 2009
Funeral for Ola Mae Parish Hemphill, 83, of North Richland Hills was Dec. 30, 2008, in Hurst. Burial was at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home Cemetery in Houston.
Hemphill died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, in North Richland Hills. She was born April 18, 1925, in Decatur to Rufus Alma and Clora May Parish. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Billy" F. Hemphill. She is survived by her sons, Billy, Mike, Tim and Kelley; daughters, Resa and Lily; sisters, Betty, Joyce, Joanne and Gloria; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her sons and sons-in-law, Billy, Mike, Tim, Kelley, Rick Goodwin and Johnny South.

Hicks, Douglas Ray
1939-2009
Published Sunday, December 20, 2009
Funeral for Douglas Ray Hicks, 70, of Gonzales was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales with the Rev. Michael Cowey officiating. Burial was to follow at Leesville Cemetery in Leesville.
Hicks died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, in Gonzales. Born July 10, 1939, in Decatur to Archie O. and Josephine Hicks, he was an electrician for Alcoa until his retirement. He was a member of the Mason Lodge and Alzafar Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Susie Hicks of Gonzales; mother, of Decatur; daughters, Kim Haas of California and Marie Wells of Caldwell; stepdaughter, Pamela Toland of Luling; son, Douglas Hicks Jr. of Lexington; stepson, Larry Ivey of Gonzales; grandchildren, Cameron, Kevin, Kory, Amber, Kyle, Michael and Gavin; brother, Melvin Hicks and wife, Kay, of Cibolo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Joel W. Hicks, Gabe S. Hicks, Cameron Wells, Kory Robbins, Kevin Kovar and Robert Gordon. Honorary pallbearers were to be Ferd West, Mark West, Ferd West Jr., Clarence West, Ernest West, Alvin West, Nathan Gordon, Harry Norton and W. D. Yaws.

Hicks, Marvin
1922-2009
Published Thursday, December 17, 2009
Funeral for Marvin Hicks, 87, of Paradise was to be 3 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine.
Hicks died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in Decatur. Born Sept. 6, 1922, in Grapevine to Ross Allan Hicks and Eunice Maud Cannon, he was a tollway attendant with Texas Turnpike Authority. He was a longtime resident of Euless and Grapevine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell. He is survived by his sons, Gene Hicks and wife, Ruth, Jeff Hicks and wife, Debbie, and Jay Hicks and wife, Johanna; daughters, Kay Stephens and husband, Michael and Joyce Kimbro and husband, Tony; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Paradise Methodist Church, P. O. Box 10, Paradise, TX 76073.

Hill, Gordon Dale
1936-2009

Published Sunday, January 18, 2009
Graveside service for Gordon Dale Hill, 72, of Boonsville was Jan. 14 at Boonsville Cemetery with the Rev. Isaac Butterworth officiating.
Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born Dec. 26, 1936, in Hitson to Ernest Edwin and Dorothy Pearl (Haught) Hill, he married Amelda Lois Sellers June 3, 1970, in Weatherford. He was a retired bricklayer. He was preceded in death by his son, Chris Phillips; great-grandson, Cody Albright; and a brother, Edwin Hill. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Mary Milburn and husband, Melvin, of Marina, Calif., Margaret Shackelford and husband, Danny, of Fort Worth, Leah Lingo and husband, Jimmy, of Springtown and Sue Palmer and husband, Robert, of Springtown; sons, Martin Phillips and wife, Pat, of River Oaks, Gordon Hill Jr. and wife, Sandee, of Springtown and Barney Hill of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Isaac Butterworth of Wichita Falls; sisters, Wanda Oneal of Lufkin, Polly Cox of Crowley and Juanita Bradshaw of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hixson, Doris Orene Fest
1917-2009

Published Sunday, February 8, 2009
Graveside service for Doris Orene (Fest) Hixson, 91, formerly of Decatur was to be at 11 a. m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Gerre Joiner officiating and Chuck Hixson assisting. The family was to receive visitors at 10 a. m. prior to the service.
Hixson died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Lewisville. Born Dec. 9, 1917, in San Antonio to Frank and Olive (Fabian) Fest, she married Charles Oliver Hixson Sr. May 20, 1937. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her son, Chuck Hixson and wife, Roxanne, of Dallas and Les Hixson of Lewisville; granddaughters, Shelley Johnson of Shanghai, Jenni Hixson of Dallas and Natalie Heskett of Oklahoma City; great-grandchildren, Reese Anne Johnson, Carly Johnson and Zachary Johnson, all of China. Pallbearers were to be Tyler Johnson, Tim Heskett, Roland Davis and Jimmy Richards.

Hobbs, Theresa Gay
1964-2009

Published Thursday, February 12, 2009
Funeral for Theresa Gay Hobbs, 44, of Chico was to be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Dimmitt and the Rev. Allen Henard officiating. Burial was to be at Thomas Cemetery.
Hobbs died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in Decatur. Born Sept. 5, 1964, in Fort Worth to Harold Dean and Barbara Ann (Baker) Long, she graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1983. She married John Lee Hobbs on April 7, 1984, in Alvord and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Andrya Hobbs. She is survived by her husband; son, Jarrett Hobbs of Chico; daughter, Emily Hobbs of Bridgeport; sister, Becky Morrow and husband, Jerry, of Bridgeport; brothers, Terry Long and wife, Diann, of Bridgeport, Jerry Long and wife, Lisa, of Denton, Kenny Kramer of Fort Worth and David Long and wife, Peggy, of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Mollie Kramer of Bridgeport; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Aaron Kramer, Keith Long, Sam Merrell, Justin Knox, D. J. Thweatt, Rafael Medina, Tanner Reeves, Danny Price, Poli Tovar, Nathan Dawson, Jose Tovar and Isiah Gardea. Memorials may be made to Cruising for a Cure Lung Cancer Alliance in care of First State Bank.

Hogan, Michael Wayne, II
1991-2009
Published Thursday, March 19, 2009
Graveside service for Michael Wayne Hogan II, 17, of Newark was to be at 1 p. m. Wednesday, March 18, at Azleland Memorial Park.
Hogan died Saturday, March 14, 2009, in Rhome. Born Sept. 22, 1991, in Weatherford to Michael and Sandra Hogan, he was a lifelong resident of Newark. He hunted, fished and rode his motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, T. J. Hogan. He is survived by his parents; sisters, Sarah Hogan of Newark, Amy Styles and husband, Junior, of Boyd and Misty Rix and husband, Mike, of Springtown; his fiancee, Megan Coslow of Rhome; three nephews; one niece; and many other family members.

Hogue, Betty Jean
1932-2009

Published Sunday, February 15, 2009
Graveside service for Betty Jean Hogue, 76, of Decatur was Feb. 13 at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating.
Hogue died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 31, 1932, in Decatur to Tillie Ford and Pearl Catherine (Bridges) Hudson, she was a retired waitress. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Juan Hogue. She is survived by her sons, Jacky Carter and wife, Dian, of Alvord and James Carter of Decatur; daughter, Donna Lawson and husband, Freddie, of Decatur; brothers, Ray Hudson and Mike Hudson of Decatur and Claude Hudson of Fort Worth; sister, Evelyn Dawson of Chico; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Holler, Elton Margaret 'Peep'
1927-2009
Published Thursday, February 19, 2009
Elton Margaret "Peep" Holler, 81, of Southlake and formerly of Decatur, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in Southlake.
Born Dec. 27, 1927, in Hazleton, Pa., she lived most of her life in Texas. She attended the University of North Texas, where she met her husband, Joe. She gardened, raised Quarter horses and birds, fished and played bridge. She is survived by her husband of 62 years; sister, Janet Potts; son, Joe Holler Jr. and wife, Sylvia; daughter, Lisa Crane and husband, Dale; grandson, Justin Holler; granddaughters, Cassidy and McKenzie Crane; stepgrandchildren, Adrienne Ball and Brian Williamson; and many nieces and nephews. Holler donated her body to Southwest Medical School in Dallas. Memorials may be made to a local animal shelter, to Vistas Innovative Hospice or the PAH Association.

Holmes, John Coley, Jr.
1942-2009

Published Thursday, January 22, 2009
Funeral for John Coley Holmes Jr., 66, of Decatur was Jan. 19 at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Holmes died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, in Dallas. Born Sept. 20, 1942, in Decatur to John Coley Sr. and Ann Olivia Johnson Holmes Sr., he was working at his father's auto supply store at the age of 10. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a master's degree in animal husbandry and returned to Decatur. He purchased the auto store owned by his father and Norman Stephens and moved Holmes Auto to its current location. He was the owner for 46 years. He raised Maine Anjou cattle and show calves. He was a member of the Texas and National Maine Anjou Associations. He married Vickie Diane Cook March 25, 1972, in Las Vegas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur. He is survived by his wife; sons, Sam Holmes and wife, Tricia, of Plano, Chris Holmes and wife, Erin, Jason Holmes and wife, Susan, and Jeff Harrison and wife, Holly, all of Decatur; his mother; five grandchildren, Danner and William Coley Holmes, Ashton and Grayson Harrison and Laci Terrell; and a niece. Pallbearers were Calvin Buchanan, Kyle Stephens, Pat McCurdy, Brent Williams, Kenny Bryan, Butch Bryan, Mike Overton and James Stutt. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Fennell, Bert Little, Dewayne McCormick, Thomas Kemp, Jerry Mara, Mike McGraw, Travis Vinzant and Frank Perrin.

Howard, C.J. 'Shorty', Jr.
1930-2009

Published Sunday, April 5, 2009
Funeral for C. J. "Shorty" Howard Jr., 78, of Highland Village was April 3 at Lake Shore Baptist Church in Lake Dallas with Rev. Homer Walkup officiating. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur.
Howard died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Lewisville. Born Aug. 20, 1930, in Decatur to Clemma J. and Pearl Howard, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1954 with a tour of duty in the Korean War. He was a past president and charter member of the HEB Rotary Club, served on the board of directors for the Bowie Memorial Hospital and Bowie Chamber of Commerce and was chamber Man of the Year in 1976. He retired from Lone Star Gas Co. after 36 years of service and went to work and retired from the Texas Highway Department in 1994. He became an active member of the Highland Village All-Stars, Flower Mound Seniors in Motion and Lewisville Senior Center. He was also a member of the Lake Shore Baptist Church in Lake Dallas. He married Nada Bramlett on July 3, 1959. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville Driskell and Marvin Driskell. He is survived by his wife; three children, Charlotte Howard Wilcox and husband, Terry, Clifford Howard and wife, Cindi, and Gary Hill and wife, Linda; three granddaughters, Tiffany Wilcox McWilliams and husband, Jon, Caylie Howard and Colbi Howard; three grandsons, Travis Wilcox, Colton Howard and Jeffery Hill and wife, Kia; four sisters, Govie Howard Morris, Bobbie Tiller and husband, Jack, Sue Dickey and Wanda Kay Stagg and husband, Lowell of Decatur; a brother-in-law, J. S. Patton; three great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Family requests donations be made to the City of Highland Village in Howard's honor to Highland Village All-Stars, c/o Cheryl Dudich, 1000 Highland Village Road, Highland Village, TX 75077.

Hudson, Ray
1929-2009

Published Sunday, May 3, 2009
Funeral for Ray Hudson, 79, of Decatur was April 25 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur with burial to follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Louis Horton and Charles Taylor officiated.
Hudson died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 9, 1929, in Decatur to Tillie Ford and Pearl Katherine (Bridges) Hudson, he married Glen Ellen Sechrist Nov. 8, 1966, in Alvord. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, the Wise County Sheriff's Posse and president of the Sweetwater Cemetery Association. He was preceded in death by sisters, Lois Read and Betty Hogue; and a brother, R. C. "Son" Hudson. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Karen Dawson and husband, Cecil, of Decatur, Laurie Pippin and husband, Tim, of Decatur, Rae Ella Tambunga and husband, Paul, of Rhome and Lacie West and husband, Matt, of Rhome; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Claude Hudson of Fort Worth and Mike Hudson of Decatur; and a sister, Evelyn Dawson of Chico. Pallbearers were Shawn Hudson, Gary Hudson, Dennis Hudson and Bubba Hudson, Britt Burns and Dale Watts.

Hull, Jake
1941-2009
Published Thursday, June 4, 2009
Graveside service for Jake Hull, 67, of Boyd was June 1 at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. John Mann officiating.
Hull died Thursday, May 28, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 8, 1941, in Lipan to Harry E. and Ethel (Stearns) Hull, he married Wanda Maxine Lawson Jan. 31, 1967, in Justin. He was a member of the LaJunta Baptist Church in Reno. He was preceded in death by sisters, Bonnie and Juanita Stearns. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Glenda Prewitt and husband, Tim, of Boyd; six grandchildren, Veronica, Denise, Johnnie, Cody, Colton and Dakota; brothers, Horace, George and Donnie Ray Hull; sisters, Sandra Hull, Francine English and Linda Kay Hull; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hunter, Billy Ray
1934-2009

Published Thursday, July 30, 2009
Memorial service for Billy Ray Hunter, 75, of Chico is at 2 p. m. Friday, July 31, at Chico Cemetery with Joey Smith officiating.
Hunter died Friday, July 17, 2009, in Pawhuska, Okla. Born June 9, 1934, in Chico to Thurman and Rosie (Rich) Estille Hunter, he attended Chico schools and was in the U. S. Army. He worked in the Wise County oil fields in the 1950s and at Gifford Hill Rock Quarry in the 1960s. He retired in the early 1970s and purchased and operated the Lake Worth Trade and Post. Upon selling the business, he returned to raising and selling cattle. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Gaye Carter of Osage, Okla. ; son, Neal Ray Hunter of Chico; sister, Gaylene Hilburn; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Idell, Clyde E.
1925-2009

Published Thursday, May 21, 2009
Funeral for Clyde E. Idell, 83, of Aurora was May 19 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hurst officiating, assisted by Dennis Richardson. Burial was at Aurora Cemetery.
Idell died Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born June 14, 1925, in Aurora to William Aaron and Rosa Idell, he served in the U. S. Marine Corps as a military police corporal. He retired as a welder from Star Tank. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jaunita Idell; great-grandson, John Patrick Kelly; brothers, Edgar, Marvin, Harold and Ralph; and sister, Donnie. He is survived by his daughter, Tresia Kelly and husband, Dan Sr., of Aurora; grandchildren, Toni Kelly-Richardson and husband, Dennis, of Aurora, Dan Kelly Jr. and wife, Brandy, of Aurora; and great-grandchildren, Melissa, Lauren, Zachary, Kaitlynn, Catherine, Nicholas, Isabella, William, Lillian and Emma. Pallbearers were Mike Romine, Larry Spraberry, Jerry Taylor, Jimmy York, Josh Barrow and Kenneth Schriner. Honorary pallbearer was Jerry Brammer.

Iglesias, Luis Ray
1961-2009

Published Thursday, March 26, 2009
Memorial service for Luis Ray Iglesias, 47, of Boyd will be at 10 a. m. Friday, March 27, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with Roland Hodge officiating.
Iglesias died Sunday, March 22, 2009, in Boyd. Born Aug. 25, 1961, in Tapastas, Cuba, to Luis M. and Maria (Mercedes) Martinez Iglesias, he was a retired heavy equipment operator. He married Vickey Zoe McWhirter Feb. 7, 1977, in Hobart, Okla. He was preceded in death by his father; and brothers, Jose and Albert Iglesias. He is survived by his wife; sons, Luis Ray Iglesias Jr. and wife, Chelsea, of Bridgeport, and Adam Iglesias and wife, Leah, of Paradise; a daughter, Summer Iglesias and husband, Frank Estevez, of Tampa, Fla. ; grandchildren, A. J., Autumn, Austin, Audrie, Aiden and Zofia; his mother; brothers, Ralph, Leonard, George, Jesus and Johnny Iglesias; sisters, Luisa Horton and Juana Wenmohs; stepbrothers, Lelo Iglesias, Luis M. Iglesias Jr. and Edward Iglesias; and stepsisters, Jessica Iglesias, Estrala Iglesias, Bella Iglesias, Blanca Flores and Eva Gomez.

Jackson, Doris L.
1931-2009

Published Thursday, September 17, 2009
Funeral for Doris L. Jackson, 77, of Rhome was Sept. 12 at the Abundant Life Worship Center in Newark with the Rev. James Hurst officiating.
Funeral for Doris L. Jackson, 77, of Rhome was Sept. 12 at the Abundant Life Worship Center in Newark with the Rev. James Hurst officiating. Jackson died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, in Decatur. Born Oct. 22, 1931, in Rhome to Sidney and Ethel (Teetle) McGoodwin, she was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and Abundant Life Worship Center in Newark. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Frank Jackson; daughter, Becky Fite; brother, James L. McGoodwin; and sister, Betty Sue McGoodwin. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Berry and ReDeanna Hines and husband, Butch, all of Rhome; son, Anthony Jackson and wife, Betty, of Plant City, Fla. ; grandchildren, Mikeul, Ronnie, Jennifer, Stephanie, Sidney and Stacy; great-grandchildren, Tony, Chaz, Miranda, Areanna, Mikella, A. J., Bailey, Makayla, Devon, Kyla and Vanessa; great-great-grandchildren, Hailey and Ryann; and sisters, Katherine Shultz of Mojave, Calif., and Lois Ham of Aurora. Pallbearers were John Peterson, Gary Kopp, Rick Henderson, Walter Ransom, Robert Splawn and John Weaver. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Sullins, Larry Sprabary, Roberto Saldana, Tom Peterson and Sammy Turner.

James, Todd Anthony
1967-2009

Published Thursday, April 16, 2009
Funeral for Todd Anthony James, 41, of Arlington was to be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with Dr. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
James died Saturday, April 11, 2009, in Arlington. Born Aug. 13, 1967, in Fort Worth to Jerry Brittain and Linda (Shaw) James, he was a 1986 graduate of Mansfield High School and worked as a property manager in Arlington. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Linda Miller, and husband, Raleigh, of Decatur; daughter, Allison James of Arlington; son, Blake James of Arlington; stepmother, Betsy James of Southlake; stepsisters, Sarah and Elizabeth Lewis, both of Southlake; and stepbrothers, Michael Miller of Silver Spring, Md., and Chris Miller of Dallas. Pallbearers were to be Michael Hagen, Matt Lance, Hank Henry, Taylor Brooks, Chris Miller and Dennis Brown.

Jenkins, E.B. 'Bo'
1922-2009
Published Thursday, July 16, 2009
Graveside service for E.B. "Bo" Jenkins, 86, of Mineral Wells was to be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, July 15, at the West Bridgeport Cemetery with Roger Keck officiating.
Jenkins died Sunday, July 5, 2009, in Mineral Wells. He was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Chico to Sidney O. and Lottie G. Owens Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Harris; brothers, Jeep, Wesley, and Jimmy and H. M. Jenkins; and sisters, Vera Fay Boring and Hazel Sheffield. He is survived by his wife, Frances; sons, Gary and Jerry Jenkins; daughter, Terry Smith; brother, Edgar "Red" Jenkins; sister, Ruth Narramoore; grandchildren, Nikki and Beau Keller, Josh Jenkins, Jill Lambert and Chase Smith; and great-grandchildren, Jade and Kobe Keller, Xavier Keller and Emily and Zane Lambert.

Jennings, Orville L. ‘O.J.’
1944-2009

Published Thursday, November 12, 2009
Graveside service for Orville L. "O.J." Jennings, 65, of Springtown was Nov. 5 at Springtown Cemetery.
Jennings died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, in Springtown. Born Aug. 24, 1944, in Decatur to T. O. and Juanita Jennings, he served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Jennings. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Michael Jennings and wife, Michelle, of Springtown and Jerry Jennings of New York; brother, Ronnie Jennings and family of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Johnson, Asa Wayne, Sr.
1933-2009

Published Thursday, July 30, 2009
Funeral for Asa Wayne Johnson Sr., 76, of Chico is at 10 a. m. Friday, July 31, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elaine Bussey officiating. Burial will follow at Hilltop Memorial Park Cemetery in Carrollton. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Johnson died Monday, July 27, 2009, in Decatur. Born June 23, 1933, in Dallas to John David and Leona P. (Godwin) Johnson, he married Charlotte Elaine Ellis April 10, 1967, in Carrollton. He joined the U. S. Coast Guard when he was 17 and continued his education while serving his country. Upon his discharge, he was given his high school diploma from his alma mater, Carrollton High School. He owned several service stations in Carrollton before becoming a car and truck salesman. He is survived by his wife; sons, Asa Johnson Jr. and wife, Amberly, of Decatur and Jon Johnson and wife, Vanessa, of Bridgeport; granddaughters, Stefani Johnson of Arlington and Jordan Johnson of Decatur; grandsons, Cody Johnson of Mansfield, A. J. Johnson of Decatur and Dylan Glover of Bridgeport; great-granddaughter, Makenzie Carter of Bridgeport; brother, Tommy Johnson of Gun Barrel City; and sister, LaPat Brewer of Bryan. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 101 Summit Avenue, Suite 300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Johnson, Joanne Elizabeth
1949-2009
Published Sunday, May 10, 2009
Funeral for Joanne Elizabeth Johnson, 59, of Boyd was May 6 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial followed at Caddo Cemetery.
Johnson died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Boyd. Born Nov. 28, 1949, in San Antonio to Joseph and Florence Garcia Pool, she was a homemaker. She was a gardener, fisherwoman and hunter who snow skied, traveled and watched sports. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Pool. She is survived by her husband, Lyndon Johnson; son, Steven Johnson and wife, Darla, of Boyd; daughter, Elisabeth Marsh of Plano; her mother; grandchildren, Chelsea, Breanna, Steven Jr., Elizabeth, Alyssa, Grace and Jerimiah; brother, Joe Pool and wife, Evelyn, of Belton; sister, Joyce Jones and husband, Allen, of Temple; sister-in-law, Dawn Pool, of Joshua; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Johnson, Johnnie Dell ‘JJ’
1929-2009
Published Thursday, July 9, 2009
Funeral for Johnnie Dell "JJ" Johnson, 81, of Keller and formerly of Decatur, was July 7 at Lucas Funeral Home Chapel in Hurst with Charles Payne officiating.
Johnson died Saturday, July 4, 2009, in Keller. Born April 3, 1928, in Murfreesboro, Ark., she married Glen Eldon Johnson Sept. 17, 1949. She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, Jack Riddle. She is survived by her son, Gary Johnson and wife, Kathy, formerly of Decatur; daughter, Penny DeLuca and husband, Danny; grandchildren, Brandy Hudson, Greg Johnson, Keri McSpadden, Kyle McSpadden and Kati McSpadden; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 101 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Johnson, Naomi
1919-2009

Published Thursday, November 26, 2009
Funeral for Naomi Lee Cagle Johnson, 90, of Fort Worth and formerly of Boyd was to be at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Mount Olivet Chapel with the Rev. Jim Edwards officiating.
Johnson died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009. Born April 11, 1919, in Terrell in Samuel Paul Cagle Sr. and Iva Jane (Hill) Cagle, she was married to Floyd Johnson for 65 years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2004; sister, Faye Cagle Steel; brothers, Glenn R. Cagle and Samuel Paul Cage Jr. ; son, Mike Johnson; and daughter, Sylvia Brandt. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Rowbottom and husband, Michael; son-in-law, Hugo Brandt; grandson, Phillip Brandt and wife, Darlene; great-grandsons, Jason Brandt and wife, Kelly, and Patrick Brandt and wife, Andrea; great-great-granddaughter, Lauren and Kelsey; a niece and nephew and other relatives. Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church in Boyd.

Jones, Carl Thomas
1954-2009
Published Sunday, November 15, 2009
Memorial service for Carl Thomas Jones, 55, of Rhome was Friday, Nov. 13, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerre Joiner officiating.
Jones died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 6, 1954, in Ashville, N. C., to Charlie Henry and Hazel Ophelia (Hutchinson) Jones, he married Janie Louise Joiner Oct. 27, 1972, in Dallas. He was a residential contractor. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Jeanette Castleberry of Rhome; mother, Hazel Jones of Cedar Creek; sisters, Carolyn Carl of Farmers Branch, Nellie Mae Lunsford of Oklahoma, Linda Morgan of Cedar Creek, Wilma Weaver of Paris and Geraldine Hatman of Ennis; grandchildren, Michael Castleberry and Amber and Autumn Withers.

Jones, Norma Jean
1926-2009
Published Sunday, September 6, 2009
Graveside service for Norma Jean Jones, 83, of Wewoka, Okla., formerly of Wise County, was to be at 3 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Willow Point Cemetery near Balsora.
Jones died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Seminole, Okla. Born Aug. 7, 1926, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Charles Lee Sparks and Euna Marie McNeal, she married Claude Calvin Morgan Sept. 7, 1943, in Muskogee, Okla. She married James Edward Jones in 1957. She lived in Wise County as a homemaker for most of her life. She retired from Texas Instruments in 1988 and moved to Wewoka in 2001. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands and one daughter. She is survived by her daughters, Sherryl Jean Green of Sunset and Margie Sue Frentress and Mary Lou Willis of The Colony; a son, Jack Loyd Morgan of Wewoka; and brothers, James Eugene Staton of Blanchard, Okla., and Charles Kenneth Sparks of Kansas City, Kan.

Jones, Tom
1948-2009
Published Sunday, August 16, 2009
Funeral for Tom Jones, 61, of Decatur was Aug. 14 at the Jars of Clay Fellowship in Hico with the Rev. Dustin O'Bannon officiating. Burial was at Black Family Cemetery.
Jones died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, in Miami, Fla. Born March 8, 1948, in Miami to Samuel Hueston and Besse (Wilson) Jones, he was a construction worker and a member of the Jars of Clay Fellowship in Hico. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Monica Dobbs and husband, Jerry; son, Sam Jones, all of Hico; sister, Jane Carroll and husband, Danny, of Decatur; grandchildren, Pipper, Ryder and Kylann Dobb, of Hico; and a nephew, Tommy Locke.

Jones, Tommie June Wilson
1923-2009

Published Sunday, February 22, 2009
Funeral for Tommie June Wilson Jones, 85, of Weatherford was to be at 1:30 p. m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Greenwood Chapel. Burial was to be at Boyd Cemetery.
Jones died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. Born June 4, 1923, in Boyd to Tollie and Rhoda LeFors Wilson, she was married to Raymond R. Jones for 61 years. She and her family lived in Fort Worth where they attended Richland Hills Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Tommy Ray, Michael Lynn and Jim Bob; brothers, Calvin L. Wilson, Clarence L. Wilson, J. T. Wilson and Earnest K. Wilson; and sisters, Lottie Rotton, Alma Lee Munn and Clara May Wilson. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janice Jones; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Jennings and Jean Estes; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Josserand, Bill
1961-2009

Published Sunday, November 8, 2009
Funeral for Bill Josserand, 48, of Colleyville was Nov. 6 in Colleyville. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Josserand died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, in Colleyville. Born June 1, 1961, in Richland Hills to Josh and Hattie Josserand, he hunted and fished with his friends, brothers-in-law and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Stacy; daughters, Hanna Josserand, Casey Mayfield and husband, Barrett; son, Jared Josserand; his parents of Rhome; sister, Cindy Wallace and husband, David; father-in-law Jack Duvall and wife, Ginger; mother-in-law Pat Ragan; brothers-in-law Jim Duvall and wife, Michele, and Kevin Jones; sisters-in-law Dawn Callway and husband, Curtis, and Vickie Jones; as well as nephews.

Kasner, Margaret Elaine
1946-2009
Published Sunday, January 11, 2009
Funeral for Margaret Elaine Kasner, 62, of Bridgeport was Jan. 9 at the First Assembly of God Church in Sunset. Burial was at Smyrna Cemetery in Bowie.
Kasner died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. Born Oct. 29, 1946, in Bowie to Elzie and Dino Laverne Pittman, she married Dwayne Kasner Oct. 31, 1964, in Decatur. She was a home health nurse aide and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sunset. She is survived by her husband; daughters, Rhonda North and husband, Clay, of Chico and Keila Steele of Quinlan; son, Matt Kasner of Chico; grandchildren, Jordan and Lindsey North, Robert Steele, Triston Kasner and Cassie and Sarah Martin; brothers, Curtis Pittman and wife, Shirley, and Keith Pittman and wife, Carol; sisters, Eloise Willett and Elwanda Turlington; sisters-in-law, Glenda, Billie and Kay; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Paul Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Scott Lindsey, Kennie Lindsey, Allen Dismukes, Curtis Dismukes, Brian Cox and James Davidson.

Kasner, Mildred B.
1920-2009

Published Sunday, December 13, 2009
Funeral for Mildred B. Kasner, 88, of Bridgeport was Dec. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport, with Dr. David Burrows officiating. Burial was in West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Kasner died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Dec. 15, 1920, in Decatur to Robert and Gertie Mae (Foster) Rich, she married Fred Kasner June 8, 1940, in Bridgeport. She was a homemaker and worked in the nursery at her home church, First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Goldie Mae Noyes and Edith Milligan; and brother, Robert Lee Rich. She is survived by her sons, Hubert Kasner of Runaway Bay and Robert Kasner and wife, Jane, of Runaway Bay; daughter, Virginia Spigelmeyer of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Robby, Angie, Joe, Andy and Ki; great-grandchildren, Matt, Amanda, Kane and Thomas; sisters, Virginia Rich and Betty Huggins; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Steven Trammell, John Bell, Steve Doty, Donnie Boivin, Jerry White and Clarence Wallace.

Keener, Sandra
1945-2009

Published Sunday, February 22, 2009
Memorial service for Sandra Keener, 63, of Bridgeport was Feb. 20 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Autry Jr. officiating.
Keener died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 18, 1945, in Big Spring to Henry T. and Bessie Barnett (Bohannon) Dixon, she married Billy Charles Keener May 28, 1968, in Big Spring. She was a member of the Association of Handicapped Artists. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her niece, Suzanne Johnson Buvinghausen; nephews, Michael Johnson Sr., Jimmy Johnson Jr., Robert Johnson, Douglas Johnson Jr. and Brian Dixon; and numerous other family members. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Cancer Society or American Paralysis Foundation.

Kelley, Luther Clarence
1949-2009
Published Thursday, November 5, 2009
Funeral for Luther Clarence Kelly, 59, was Nov. 2 at Aurora Baptist Church with burial at Aurora Cemetery.
Kelly died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, in Bryan. Born Dec. 31, 1949, in Belzoni, Miss., to Luther and Ruby Kelly, he participated in football, baseball, basketball and track in high school. He married Judy Davenport when he was 20. He was a pastor at churches in Texas and Louisiana and was serving as pastor of Harmony Baptist Church in Caldwell at the time of his death. He hunted, fished and played golf. He is survived by his wife; son, Luke Kelly of Chandler; daughters, Heather Lambert and husband, Brian, of Pasadena and Tara Griffis and husband, Casey, of McKinney; grandchildren, Hannah Lambert, Jacob Lambert, Kelly Lambert, Jackson Griffis, Carson Griffis and Mason Kelly; brothers, Bob Howard and wife, Debbie, of Belzoni, Harold Howard and wife, Barbara Jean of Belzoni, Danny Kelly and wife, Theresa, and Eddie Kelly, all of Aurora; sister, Barbara Marlow and husband, Don, of Bowie; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jared Davenport, Bo Wilson, Darryl Courtney, Bill Scott and Mack Cox. Memorials can be sent to Clearpoint Church, 5151 East Sam Houston Pkwy., South Pasadena, TX 77505.

Kelton, Brandon Vance
1968-2009

Published Thursday, December 3, 2009
Funeral for Brandon Vance Kelton, 41, of Decatur was to be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Heath Marion officiating. Burial was to be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Kelton died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 26, 1968, in Carlsbad, N. M., to Larry Vance and Kathy Ann Hamilton Kelton, he graduated from Decatur High School in 1987. He married Kristen Paige Kelley July 9, 1994, in Decatur. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Riley Paige Kelton; son, Barrett Vance Kelton; parents, Tommy and Kathy Cunnius, all of Decatur; brothers, Ryan Cunnius and wife, Amy, of Decatur and Brent Kelton and wife, Ashley, of Houston; and grandmother, Isadore Kelton of Carlsbad. Pallbearers were to be Richard Newberry, Randy Hubbard, Monty Caraway, Raymond Bishop, David Little and Kevin Bell.

Kennedy, Wilma LaVerne Smith
1915-2009

Published Thursday, September 17, 2009
Graveside service for Wilma LaVerne (Smith) Kennedy, 93, of Rotan was Sept. 13 at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan with Charles Glidewell officiating.
Kennedy died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, in Rotan. Born Nov. 24, 1915, in Clifton to Burtrand Daley and Ella Tison (Ford) Smith, she was raised in Decatur and graduated from Decatur High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Decatur Baptist College and a home economics degree from Texas State College for Women in Denton. She married Norvelle Kennedy Sr. March 4, 1945, in Decatur. She taught at Hobbs High School for one year and Rotan High School for 42 years, retiring in 1980. She cooked and sewed and won best of show in sewing at the West Texas Fair several times. She researched genealogy and was active in several organizations, including Delta Kappa Gamma, Daughters of the American Revolution (Anne Pettus Shelbourne Chapter) and the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She attended the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, B. D. Smith; and a sister, Ella Mae Cagle. She is survived by her son, Norvelle Kennedy Jr. and wife, Donna, of Lubbock; grandchildren, Katie Hendley and husband, Roy, Byron Kennedy and wife, Lindsay, and Lauren McWilliams and husband, Klay; and great-grandchildren, Tate Hendley and Tucker McWilliams. Pallbearers were Bobby Gruben, Glenn Copeland, Carroll Brown, Mark Jordan, Carl Jordan, Donnie Gruben, Jim Gruben and Ted Posey.

Kensey, Rhonda
1959-2009
Published Sunday, May 17, 2009
Funeral for Rhonda Kinsey, 50, of Bridgeport was May 15 at Jones Family Funeral Home Chapel. Melvin Castleberry officiated, and burial was at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Kinsey died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born May 8, 1959, in Hanford, Calif., to Robert Raymond and Wilma Jean Sharp, she was a plant operator for TXI in Bridgeport. She married Michael Ray Kinsey June 7, 2008, in Decatur. She is survived by her husband; sisters, Freida Solley, Marie Baze and Elaine Haussecker; brothers, Vernon Sharp, Cecil Sharp and Richard Sharp; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were David Andrew, Jeff Solley, Richard Sharp, Christopher Austin, Matt Haussecker and Coy McIlroy. Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Sharp, Jason Sherrill, Christopher Wright, Jeremy Baze, Ernie Flores and Cecil Sharp.

Kenyon, Richard
1947-2009

Published Thursday, May 14, 2009
Memorial service for Richard Allen Kenyon, 61, of Kansas City, Mo., will be at 1 p. m. Thursday, May 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Dana Coker officiating. Burial will be in the Poolville Cemetery.
Kenyon died Thursday, May 7, 2009, in Kansas City. Born July 30, 1947, in Amhurst to Buster Lee "Buck" and Trudie Velma (Thornton) Kenyon, he was in the Union Local 101 in Kansas City for 23 years. He married wife Sandy in 2008. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Kenyon. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Angie Fulton of Moore, Okla. ; stepdaughters, Chris, Kim and Lisa; grandchildren, Brittney, Ashley and Jason of Moore; seven stepgrandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob Kenyon and wife, Peggy, Elvy Kenyon, Clyde Kenyon and wife, Donna, all of Texas, and Roland Kenyon and wife, Judy, of Smithville, Mo. ; sisters, Earline Moore, Mary Maxwell and husband, Glen, Hazel Hooker, Polly Minnick and husband, Junior, Judy Hale and husband, Leslie, and Jane Matthews, all of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Kesey, Ray
1928-2009

Published Thursday, August 13, 2009
Funeral for Ray Kesey, 81, of Decatur was to be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Kesey died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, in Decatur. Born Feb. 24, 1928, in Lindsay, Okla., to Moffett Venus and Ruby Viola (Goins) Kesey, he married Mary Inez Dow Dec. 24, 1947, in Littlefield. He was a farmer and rancher and was a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He was a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Pecos. He was preceded in death by his wife on July 16, 1992. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Alexander and husband, Wayne, of Decatur and Connie Coats and husband, Bill, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Leslie, Kyle and Brady Coats, Dan Alexander and wife, Lisa, Steve Alexander and Diana Jackson and husband, Craig; sisters, Ruth Mitchell of San Angelo and LaVell Cowan of Spade. Pallbearers were to be A. C. Griffin, Dr. W. M. Lewis, Harold Mosley, James Stutt, Charles Ruis, Edwin Haney, Loyd Jackson and Bill Askey. Honorary pallbearers were to be Sam Blackwell, J. H. Carr, Carl Flippin, J. L. Heasteande, Jim Keen, Barney Loudermilk, Gordon Lovell, Kenneth McKay, Ray Tindol, Stephen Wren and Clyde Wright.

Key, Cash Ledoux Matthew
2008-2009
Published Thursday, February 26, 2009
Funeral for Cash Ledoux Matthew Key, 7 months, of Alvord was to be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Decatur Church of Christ with Rick Ross officiating. Burial was to follow in Thomas Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Key died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Fort Worth. He was born July 20, 2008, to Steve and Carisa Key of Alvord. He is survived by his parents; brothers, Cooper, Creece, Cameron and Carson Key of Alvord; grandparents, Corky and Jo McDaniel of Bridgeport, Jim and Debbie McIlroy of Cisco, Bill and Marilyn Ottis of Bay City and James and Nancy Key of Lake Jackson; great-grandmothers, Betty McIlroy of Azle and Mary Ann Perrin of Cameron and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were to be Jody McIlroy, Coy McIlroy, Cole McIlroy, Enoch McIlroy, Cody South, Jody McDaniel, Chad McDaniel, Jason Key, Brian Ottis, Shaw Ottis and Robert Munson.

Key, James Westley
1951-2009
Published Thursday, October 1, 2009
Funeral for James Westley Key, 58, of Alvord is 1 p. m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, Okla., at a later date. Visitation is 6 to 8 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Key died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in Decatur. Born May 15, 1951, in Belton to William Fletcher and Charlene (Twiggs) Key, he graduated from the University of North Texas. He served in the U. S. Army from 1969 to 1971 and was the owner of Key Heat & Air in Alvord. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Ray Key of Fort Worth. He is survived by his brothers, William Fletcher Key Jr. of Honduras and John Key and wife, Wyndy, of Muskogee; sisters, Cindy Glover and husband, Paul, Janet Nelson and husband, Brad, and Donna Key, all of Muskogee, and Mary Stahnke and husband, Alan, of Temple; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kilpatrick, Mary Francis
1921-2009

Published Thursday, November 5, 2009
Funeral for Mary Francis Kilpatrick, 88, of Decatur was to be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken May and Ben Lisby officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Kilpatrick died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. Born March 14, 1921, in Decatur to Marvin Lee and Emma Lee (Walker) McDaniel, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Kilpatrick on Aug. 6, 1969; and brothers, J. E. and Speck McDaniel. She is survived by her son, Rodney Lisby and wife, CeCe; daughter, Sandra Nobles and husband, Bob, all of Decatur; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce McDaniel; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were to be Eric Caraway, Jace Caraway, Cason Caraway, Wesley Badger, Matt Badger, Curtis Badger, Ben Hodges and Cole Lisby.

Kimbro, Jo Ruth
1945-2009

Published Thursday, August 6, 2009
Private services for Jo Ruth Kimbro, 63, of Volente were held Aug. 1 in Austin and Sabinal.
Kimbro died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Houston. Born Dec. 16, 1945, in Decatur to Buford C. and Mildred Kimbro, she graduated from Slidell High School in 1964, and was a member of the state championship basketball team. She received a bachelor of arts in library service in 1968 and a masters in library service in 1971 from what is now the University of North Texas in Denton. While at UNT, she was president of Alpha Beta Alpha and was treasurer of the founding committee of the NTSU SLIS Alumni Association. She worked at Sam Houston State University Library, Sterling C. Evans Library at Texas A&M University and was head of the cataloguing deptartment at what is now Texas State University in San Marcos. She was a member of the Anderson Mill Memorial Inc. and served as secretary and historian on the grants and museum committees. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lee Dwyer, and brother, Kenneth Kimbro of Decatur. She is survived by her brother, Jimmy C. Kimbro of Decatur, and many cousins. Memorials may be made to Anderson Mill Memorial, Inc. (scholarship fund or grant fund), 3984 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641 or to Breast Cancer Resource Center, P. O. Box 300040, Austin, TX 78703.

King, Irene
1928-2008

Published Thursday, January 1, 2009
Visitation for Irene King, 80, of Decatur was Dec. 30 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
King died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. Born July 21, 1928, in Midlothian to Minnie Ellen and John B. Everitt, she was one of 16 children and grew up in the Midlothian and Crowley areas. She retired from the city of Fort Worth. She is survived by her sons, Bruce Rasco and wife, Donna, of Burleson and Richard Dooling and wife, Linda, of Springtown; daughter, Cheryl Morgan and husband, James, of Decatur; sisters, Bertha, Pearl, Gladys and Lucille; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Kirby, Martha Ann Shaw
1945-2009

Published Sunday, December 20, 2009
Funeral for Martha Ann Shaw Kirby, 64, of Fort Worth, formerly of Decatur, is 10:30 a. m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug McPherson officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur. Visitation is 5 to 7 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 20.
Kirby died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, in Keller. Born May 19, 1945, in Decatur to Owen and Lou Dickey Shaw, she was a graduate of Decatur High School and North Texas State University. Kirby taught for 20 years in the Mansfield school district and retired in May 2009. She was a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Todd James; and brother-in-law, Raleigh Miller. She is survived by a daughter, Amy Brooks and husband, Taylor, of Hurst; grandchildren, Peyton, Madeline, Sarah Beth and Jonathan; and a sister, Linda Miller of Decatur.

Kite, Kevin
1964-2009

Published Thursday, June 11, 2009
Memorial service for Kevin Kite, 45, of Gainesville was June 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville with Father Michael Merriman and the Rev. Don Yeager officiating.
Kite died Thursday, June 4, 2009. Born Jan. 3, 1964, in Denton to Alton and Wanda Kite, he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1982. He attended North Central Texas College and the University of North Texas. He was in the hotel/motel business, working at the Mansion in Dallas and the Doubletree Hotel and The Peabody in Little Rock, Ark. He also worked at Comcast. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, where he was a greeter. He is survived by his parents; aunts and uncles, Betty and J. E. Carson of Decatur, LaRue Kite Rogers of Alpine, Oleta Madden of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Helen Kite of Paris; and many cousins. Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas, TX 75254-8622, or charity of choice.

Kurtz, Robert ‘Bob’
1928-2009

Published Thursday, December 17, 2009
Memorial service for Robert "Bob" Kurtz, 81, of Boyd is 10:30 a. m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with Lew Stevens as moderator. A barbecue will be from noon to 3 p. m. at Boyd Community Center.
Kurtz died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born April 4, 1928, in Milton, Pa., to Leroy and Blanche (Moser) Kurtz, he married Glory Ann (Bergren) Oct. 29, 1978, in Las Vegas. He served in the U. S. Air Force and was a horse breeder, known for his performance horses. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Vicki Harding and husband, Gary, of Richardson; grandson, Ryan Harding; stepchildren, Chuck Dickinson and wife, Teri, of Dallas, Wendy Taggart and husband, John, of Grandview; step-grandchildren, Jason, Patsy, Charlie and Ben; step-great-grandchildren, Anna Belle and Madelyn Rose; and sisters, Helen Beadle of Boston and Doris Delong of Pennsylvania.

Lancaster, Robert Lee, Jr.
1943-2009

Published Sunday, September 27, 2009
Funeral for Robert Lee Lancaster Jr., 66, of Bowie was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the First Baptist Church of Bowie with Mike Henson and Harold Elliot officiating. Burial was to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
Lancaster died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in Bowie. Born June 15, 1943, in Fort Worth to Robert Lee and Helen (Harlan) Lancaster Sr., he graduated from Bowie High School in 1961. He attended Texas Tech University on a football scholarship, where he met JoAnne Lacy. They married Feb. 6, 1962, in Whiteface. After graduating from Texas Tech, he coached at Idalou, Crosbyton and Aldine. He was a principal at Goldburg High School for two years. The couple moved to Bowie in 1979 and purchased Lancaster Memorials, which he operated until June 2009. He worked for the Texas Teachers Alternative Certification Program at the time of his death. He was a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Bowie, taught fifth grade Sunday school and was a member of the choir. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Robert Tyler Lancaster. He is survived by his wife; mother of Bowie; sons, Robbe Lancaster and wife, Diane, of Houston and Diran Lancaster and wife, Kellie, of Bowie; daughters, Sharon Erickson and husband, Brian, of Richardson and Tammy Chandler and husband, Chip, of Bowie; grandchildren, Austin and wife, Ashley, Travis, Clayton, Julie Anna, Crystal, Jake, Pierce and Dane Lancaster, Garret and Wyatt Erickson and Conner and Madison Chandler; sisters, Joyce McClendon and husband, Bill, and Linda Proctor and husband, Roy, all of Bowie; brother, Gary Paul Lancaster and wife, Cathy, of Giddings; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Forward in Faith Building Fund at the First Baptist Church of Bowie.

Lane, Louanne Wood
1943-2009

Published Sunday, September 27, 2009
Funeral for Louanne Wood Lane, 66, of Paradise was Sept. 21, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with Jim McDoniel officiating.
Lane died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, in Paradise. Born April 12, 1943, in Amarillo to Lonnie and Manjuanita (McClenny) Wood, she married Paul C. Lane July 2, 1982, in Richardson. She was a petroleum landman for Devon Energy. She is survived by her husband; daughters, Kim Houghtaling of Paradise, Kathryn Kinnard of Denton and Tami Risher of Spring; grandchildren, Jamie, Kimberly Cara, Sarah, Julian, Ashleigh, Hannah, Lindsey and Zachary; sister, Ricki Arnold of Willow Park; and brother, Stephen Wood of Houston.

Lawler, Raymond R. ‘Bill’
1940-2009

Published Thursday, November 19, 2009
Funeral for Raymond R. "Bill" Lawler, 68, of Saginaw was to be 2 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Blue Mound with the Rev. Don Shotwell officiating. Burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Lawler died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, in Saginaw. Born Dec. 7, 1940, in San Angelo, to Lester and Willie (Stewart) Lawler, he was a retired concrete supervisor for James Lawler Concrete. He married Joyce Kay Lohse Dec. 16, 1961, in San Angelo. Lawler served in the U. S. Army, was a member of the Foreign Legion and the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Blue Mound. He was a resident of Aurora for 22 years. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Lawler. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Dora Cook and husband, Jeff, of Saginaw; sons, Ray Lawler and wife, Gina, of Sunset, Lester Lawler and wife, Kay, of Euless and Jeff Lawler and wife, Jan, of Arlington; grandchildren, Kayci, Ashley, Richard, Emma, Justin, Payton, Marina, Austen and Kyndra; a great-grandchild, Logan; and brothers, Virgil Van Huss, James Lawler Sr. and Tom Lawler. Pallbearers were to be Richard Lawler, Jacob Lawler, Justin Lawler, Austen Lawler, Payton Traylor, Cody and Adam Wilson. Honorary pallbearer was to be Paul Lawler.

Lefler, Lillie Maye Woolaver
1923-2009

Published Sunday, July 12, 2009
Funeral for Lillie Maye (Woolaver) Lefler, 86, of Fort Worth, formerly of Decatur, was July 10 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery.
Born March 23, 1923, in Decatur to Charles L. and Nonnie Pauline (Gill) Woolaver, she was a grocery cashier at Safeway Grocery for 18 years and a member of the Methodist church. She married James Bradley Lefler Feb. 6, 1965, in Decatur. She was preceded in death by her husband, and brother, J. V. Woolaver. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Swiger of Arlington and Joy Hoyos of Houston; grandchildren, Debbie Ford and Brad Swiger, both of Arlington, and Christina Ebrahim of Houston; great-grandsons, Justin and Daniel, both of Arlington; and brothers, Calvin Woodlaver, Ray Woodlaver and Bill Woolaver, all of Decatur. Pallbearers were Brad Swiger, Brian Ford, Wayne Woolaver, Billy Swiger, Roger Johnson and Wayne East.

Leonard, Amy
1970-2009

Published Thursday, October 8, 2009
Memorial service for Amy Leonard, 39, of Weatherford is 2 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.
Leonard died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born Jan. 6, 1970, in Decatur to James and Viola Houk, she graduated from Springtown High School and worked for Paradise ISD. She is survived by her husband, Bud Leonard; mother; children, Chase Tackett and Hannah Tackett; stepdaughter, Jessica Leonard Pemintel; sister, Tammy Schomers; brother, James Houk Jr. ; three stepsisters; three stepbrothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Lewis, E.R. ‘Ray’
1927-2009

Published Thursday, December 31, 2009
Funeral for E.R. "Ray" Lewis, 82, of Paradise was Dec. 28 at Hilltop Assembly of God in Boyd with the Rev. Billy Fitch officiating. Burial was at Aurora Cemetery.
Lewis died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, in Decatur. Born May 10, 1927, in Caldwell to Ruben and Emma Lou (Lawrence) Lewis, he married Ruby Young March 26, 1945, in Seagraves. They were married for 60 years until her death in December 2004. He served in the U. S. Navy, owned Lewis Water Well and was a founder of Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd, where he served as deacon. He was named Deacon of the Year of the North Fort Worth section of the Assemblies of God. He married Lydia Ruth Barrons June 22, 2005, in Boyd. He was preceded in death by his first wife and a son, Terry Edwin Lewis. He is survived by his wife; sons, Larry Lewis and wife, Janet, and Roger Lewis and wife, Melinda, all of Paradise; daughters, Cindy Bradford and husband, Paul, of Rushton, La., Pat Swindell and husband, Ray, of Paradise and Anita Golaz and husband, James, of San Antonio; stepson, Frank West of Paradise; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas West of Paradise; and sister, Margaret Vuicich of Seagraves.

Lewis, Johnny Martin
1928-2009

Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Funeral for Johnny Martin Lewis, 80, of Decatur was June 19 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Van Gardner and Dr. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lewis died Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Born Oct. 15, 1928, in Logan County, W. Va., to Leonard and Doris (Sexton) Lewis, he was retired from the United States Post Office in Denton. He married Ella Ardena "Boots" Browning Jan. 28, 1950, in Phoenix City, Ala. He served 28 years in the U. S. Army during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur, the Masonic Lodge for 50 years, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Wise County Veterans Group and the Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society. He was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard, Billy, Clyde, Donald and Larry; and sisters, Ada, Phyllis and Ruth. He is survived by his wife; son, John L. Lewis; and daughter, Leah Lewis, both of Decatur; grandchildren, Jenny Vess and husband, Michael, of Boyd, Ray Peel and wife, Kristy, of Midlothian; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Arianna Vess of Boyd and Macie, Rachael and Trapper Peel; brother, Gary Lewis and wife, Janet, of Tennessee; sisters, Patty Jordan and husband, Leonard, of Illinois and Shirley Grimmett of West Virginia; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other relatives. Pallbearers were Stanley Kemp, Steve Hunt, Steve Hillard, Johnny Wall, Mike Sanford and Bill Whiddon.

Lewis, Lenora Ann
1930-2009
Published Thursday, August 27, 2009
Funeral for Lenora Ann Lewis, 79, of Jacksboro was Aug. 22 at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro with Billy Rhone officiating. Burial followed at Cundiff Cemetery.
Lewis died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, in Jacksboro. Born March 3, 1930, in Seymour to Jerry Ross and Lena Fay (Stephen) Dillard, she was a homemaker and a member of Cundiff Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie Gevern Lewis Sr. ; brother, Jerry Dillard; and sister, Martha Young. She is survived by her sons, Elzie Gevern Lewis Jr. and wife, Ronda, and Greg Lewis and wife, Jennilynn, all of Jacksboro; daughters, Lynette Shelton and husband, Ricky, of Longview and Laurie Plaster of Jacksboro; sister, Janice Sims of Lubbock; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Terry Lewis, Carol Lewis, Bruce Sanford, Joe Paul Nichols Jr., Jason Swan and Kyle McCurdy.

Little, Marion Edward 'Ed'
1925-2009
Published Sunday, May 17, 2009
Graveside service for Marion Edward 'Ed' Little, 83, of Temple was May 14 at Preskitt Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Jakie Shirley officiating.
Little died Monday, May 11, 2009, in Temple. Born June 23, 1925, in Childress to Alexander and Blanche (Hall) Little, he was raised and educated in Wise County. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Anna Lee Dunn in 1948 and moved to Muleshoe where they developed a farming and ranching operation. He pioneered catfish farming on the high plains of Texas and was one of the first contract corn producers for the corn chip food industry. He moved to Temple in the mid-1970s and had a pecan orchard. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Temple. He was preceded in death by a son, Greg Little; a brother, Junior; and a sister, Joy. He is survived by his wife of Temple; a son, Gary Little and wife, Mary, of Seneca, Mo. ; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Little of Denver; granddaughters, Christi of Denver and Alexandra of Seneca; two stepgrandsons, Curt McClain of Denver and Ryan Adamson of Carl Junction, Mo. ; sisters, Marie Rawle of Chico and Rose Sain of Muleshoe; and a brother, Walter B. Little of Muleshoe. Memorials may be made to VistaCare Foundation in Temple.

Littlejohn, Dale Ray
1924-2009

Published Sunday, April 5, 2009
Funeral for Dale Ray Littlejohn, 84, of Decatur was April 3 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was to be in Shannon Cemetery in Shannon.
Littlejohn died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Decatur. Born Dec. 27, 1924, in McKinney to Dale B. and Allie (Giles) Littlejohn, he served in the U. S. Army during World War II and served for three years with the 86th Division, "The Blackhawks," in both the European and Pacific theaters of operation. He married Rose Trague Littlejohn in Dallas on May 19, 1951. They lived in Fort Worth for 44 years and he retired from Bell Helicopter in 1986. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur, the Adult 7 Sunday School Class and a volunteer at Wise Regional Health Systems in Decatur. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kay Lynn; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife; three sons, David Littlejohn and wife, Cindy, of Rhome, Don Littlejohn and wife, Peggy, of Houston and Dale Littlejohn and wife, Roxanne, of Midland; daughter, Debbie Keys and husband, Dave, of China Spring; nine grandchildren; and a brother, E. E. Littlejohn of Granbury.

Long, Billy D.
1939-2009

Published Sunday, June 7, 2009
Funeral for Billy D. Long, 70, of Bridgeport was June 4 at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Dimmitt officiating. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
Long died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Jan. 6, 1939, in Jack County to Hayes Alton and Myrtle (White) Long, he was a retired body repairman. He served in the U. S. Army and was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and a former chaplain of VFW Post 10700. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher; a brother, Harold D. Long; and a niece, Theresa Hobbs. He is survived by his companion, Pat Deaton of Bridgeport; daughters, Lynda Oller of Mansfield and Ann Grooms and husband, Perry, of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Jeremy, Allyson, Tyler and wife, Hillary, Marissa and Kristen; great- granddaughter, Natalie and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Lavert Beard and Rodney Dunn. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Brazier, David Smith, Bill Munn, Dub Little and Bud Buck.

Longbotham, Jeffrey
1959-2009

Published Thursday, December 10, 2009
Funeral for Jeffrey Longbotham, 50, of Midland was Nov. 12 at Crestview Baptist Church with Dr. John Gerlach officiating. Burial was Nov. 13 in Fort Davis.
Longbotham died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Lubbock. Born April 30, 1959, in Snyder to Dr. Jack and Elisabeth Longbotham, he graduated from Clyde High School. He attended Tarleton State University, where he played football for four years and was an Ag business major. He worked for First City Bank in Midland for nine years and began his own oil and gas business, Riviera Energy of Midland. He married Katy Booe Nov. 7, 1981, in Midland. He was chairman of the National Kidney Foundation golf tournament and fundraiser, raising more than $1. 5 million for the organization. He was a member of Crestview Baptist Church and participated in Indian Guides and Indian Princess organizations with his children. He is survived by his wife; children, Jared, Leslie and Jacob of Midland; parents of Clyde; brother, Jack Longbotham of Abilene; sister, Beth High and husband, Kelly, of Victoria; sister, Becky Longbotham Rodriguez of Bridgeport; nieces and nephews; father- and mother-in-law, Frank and Joan Holley of Lake Whitney; and sisters-in-law, Jackie Booe of Lake Whitney, Roxanna and Tommy Compton of Clifton, Kelly Keisling of Fort Worth and Debbie Holley of Weatherford. Pallbearers were Jared Longbotham, Jacob Longbotham, Jack Longbotham, Rick Killon, Tommy Compton, Glen Elliot, Rick Vestal and Bob Collier. Honorary pallbearer was Kirk Snodgrass.

Loudermilk, Earney Gayle
1925-2009

Published Thursday, September 10, 2009
Funeral for Earney Gayle Loudermilk, 84, of Decatur was to be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was to be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Loudermilk died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009. Born Feb. 1, 1925, in Downing to Earney Volentine and Oma Lena (Baxter) Loudermilk, he married Zelma Dean Kirkland Dec. 16, 1946. He retired from the United States Air Force after more than 23 years of service and from LTV in Grand Prairie after 20 years. He was a golfer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Kay Rouse and husband, Charles, of Decatur; granddaughters, Milissa Harris and husband, Coy, of Decatur, Marla Daniels and husband, Mark, of Weatherford; grandson, Mark Rouse and wife, Kelly, of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Chase and Cody Howard, Meghan Rouse and Abigail and Aidan Daniels. Pallbearers were to be Mark Rouse, Mark Daniels, Chase Howard, Cody Howard, Coy Harris, Jim Seals, Richard Kirkland and Jason Seals.

Lovell, Jimmie Glen
1945-2009

Published Thursday, August 27, 2009
Graveside service for Jimmie Glen Lovell, 64, of Alvord was to be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Alvord Cemetery with Glen Randal officiating.
Lovell died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009. He was born Jan. 9, 1945, in Knox City to James Franklin and Mattie Cleo (Necessary) Lovell. He was preceded in death by his sons, Jimmy and James Lovell; one brother; and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Barnhill of Alvord; daughters, Lisa Rene' Rawlings and husband, Ralph, of Addington, Okla., and Misty Barnhill of Beaumont; sons, Rodney Glen Lovell of Maury, N. C., and Shane Barnhill of Alvord; grandchildren, Chasity, Stoney, Ashley, Allen and Jonathen; sisters, Barbara Odom, Geraldine Mullins and Sue Perkins; brothers, Gill and Dub Lovell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lowe, Pat, Jr.
1948-2009

Published Thursday, November 12, 2009
Visitation for Pat Lowe Jr., 61, of Weatherford and formerly of Decatur was to be 6 to 8 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Services will be held at a later date.
Lowe died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. Born July 15, 1948, in Galveston to Pat Lowe Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Lowe, he was a rocktruck driver in Wise County for many years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lowe; daughters, Tarah Elizabeth Bible Varnado of Fort Worth and Ericah Jean Bible Sherwood of Durant, Okla. ; stepsons, Dustyn Bible and wife, Tammie, of Decatur, Damon Kendall and Mark and Scott Lanier of Weatherford; grandchildren, Claytin and Cali Bible and Elizabeth Ahni Marie Sherwood; and 13 step-grandchildren.

Lowrance, Gene
1926-2009

Published Sunday, January 11, 2009
Funeral for Gene Lowrance, 82, of Chico was Jan. 9 at Morris Memorial First United Methodist Church in Chico with the Rev. Elaine Bussey and Dr. Robert Beck officiating. Burial was at Chico Cemetery.
Lowrance died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born April 5, 1926, in Iowa Park to Robert Gale and Goldie Cobb Lowrance, he was a retired pumper and rancher. He married Wenonah Robertson April 23, 1947, in Iowa Park. He was a member of the Morris Memorial First United Methodist Church, the American Simmental Association, the Texas Deer Association, the Sons of the Confederacy and several livestock committees. He also served on the Texas Farm Bureau board and the Chico school board. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1998; his son, Joe Bruce Lowrance, in 1983; and brothers, Robert Bruce Lowrance and Linton Gale Lowrance. He is survived by his son, Johnny Dan Lowrance and wife, Jerry, of Chico; grandchildren, Clint Lowrance and wife, Becky, of Chico, Cody Lowrance and wife, Terra, of Chico, Suzanne Lowrance Bailey and husband, Cochise, of Bridgeport, Taffy Miller and husband, Pete, of Coppell and Leeann Bagwell and husband, Micah, of Iowa Park; great-grandchildren, Kennedie, Jacquelyn, Kylee, Tatum, Corbin, Cade, Bo and Nash; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorials may be made to the Texas A&M Foundation, 410 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840, Attn: Joe Bruce Lowrance '70 Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pallbearers were John Farris, Johnny Richey, Charles Knight, Kenneth Manning, James Whitaker and Donald Maddux. Honorary pallbearer was Glenn Spruiell.

Lumpkins, Patrick
1961-2009

Published Thursday, April 9, 2009
Graveside service for Patrick Lumpkins, 48, of Decatur was to be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, April 8, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Lumpkins died Saturday, April 4, 2009, in Decatur. Born Feb. 2, 1961, in Longview to Jimmy Max and Peggy Lumpkins, he worked in the shipping department at Poco Graphite. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Shelley Lumpkins; a daughter, Nichole Lumpkins; sons, Patrick Lumpkins and Aaron Lumpkins and wife, Janet; a grandson, Aaron Bryan Lumpkins; a son-in-law, Fernando Banda; brothers, Tony Lumpkins and Tim Lumpkins; as well as nieces and nephews.

Lunsford, Raymond 'Ray' Chesley
1931-2009
Published Sunday, April 19, 2009
Graveside service for Raymond "Ray" Chesley Lunsford, 77, of Nocona was April 17 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Ted Gray officiating.
Lunsford died Sunday, April 12, 2009, in Nocona. Born Aug. 13, 1931, in Downing, Mo., to Benjamin Franklin Lunsford and Daisy Lucille Kinney, he married Joyce Lunsford Nov. 6, 1954, in Bedford. He served inthe U. S. Army from 1949-1952, worked in sales and management for an electrical business and was a member of the Wichita Falls Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. He was preceded in death by a sister, Zelda Lucille Lunsford; and two brothers, Franklin Wayne Lunsford and Leland Lloyd Lunsford. He is survived by his wife of Nocona, formerly of Decatur; sons, Franklin Ray Lunsford and wife, Valerie, of Lewisville, James Michael Lunsford of Iowa Park and Jerry Carson Lunsford of Nocona; daughters, Marian Joyce Lunsford and Donna Lucille Turney, both of Iowa Park; sisters, Betty Crutchfield of Lovington, Ill., and Joanna Snow of Corydon, Iowa; brothers, Billy Lee Lunsford of West Burlington, Iowa, and Benny Ayer of Atwood, Ill. ; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lunt, Chelsea Ann
1992-2009

Published Sunday, January 25, 2009
Funeral for Chelsea Ann Lunt, 16, of Rhome was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lunt died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 30, 1992, in San Jose, Calif., to Victor Lunt and Kelly Monroe Norris, she was a sophomore at Decatur High School and ran track and played on the varsity volleyball team. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Anne Norris. She is survived by her mother and husband, Joey, of Rhome; her father; grandparents, Larry and Karen Monroe of Hollister, Calif., Dean and Mary Halverson of LaPine, Ore., and Gerald Norris of Euless; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Pallbearers were to be Alec Torres, Dillon Quinn, Brett Harrison, C. J. Summers, Burl Cash and David Park.

Maddux, Arrila
1917-2009

Published Thursday, December 17, 2009
Graveside service for Arrila Maddux, 92, of Chico was Dec. 15, at Chico Cemetery.
Maddux died Dec. 11, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Aug. 18, 1917, in Chico to Lane Ervin and Nancy Ellen Harnsberger Harris, she married T. J. Maddux Sept. 22, 1934, in Bridgeport. She was a member of the Carpenter Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport and was a homemaker most of her life. She helped her husband on their farm and dairy and worked at Golden Years Retreat, retiring at 65. She was preceded in death by her husband; and brothers, D.L. "Dude" Harris and Elmo Harris. She is survived by her son, Donald Maddux and wife, Phyllis, of Chico; grandson, Mike Maddux and wife, Julie, of Chico; granddaughter, Cindy Pagel of Colleyville; great-grandchildren, Meredith, Shane and Allison Maddux of Chico; nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Evelyn Morehead Hays and husband, Troy, of Paradise; and several cousins and other relatives.

Maddux, Hazel Fay
1933-2009
Published Sunday, September 20, 2009
Graveside service for Hazel Fay Maddux, 76, of Bridgeport was Sept. 6 at Jim Ned Cemetery.
Maddux died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Aug. 29, 1933, in Paris to Archie and Maudine Loper, she was a longtime member of Crafton Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and fished. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Maddux; daughter, Amanda Poland; granddaughter, Nora Beth Bruce; and grandson, Easton Poland. She is survived by her sons, Elmer Maddux and James Maddux and wife, Kathy; daughters, Donna Stone and husband, Frank, Lissa Lambert and husband, Ronald, and Rhonda Mayes and husband, Steven; sisters, Agnes Tatum and Velma Loper; 14 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Malone, Mathilde
1927-2008

Published Sunday, January 4, 2009
Funeral for Mathilde Malone, 81, of Newark will be at 1 p. m. Monday, Jan. 5, at the First Baptist Church of Newark. Burial will be at Aurora Cemetery, and visitation will be from 4 to 6 p. m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Malone died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Mondsee, in the V cklabruck district in Austria to Johnn and Maria Paarhammer, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newark. She is survived by her husband, Dan Malone; children, Bill Malone and wife, Carol, Donna Lynch and husband, Harold, all of Newark, and Raleigh Malone and wife, Tina, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Christa Davis, Franklin Malone, Cecil Malone, Maria Amaro and Melissa Malone; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Davis, Madalyn Malone, Aaron Malone, Kassandra Escalante, Linsey Chancellor, Julissa Amaro, Hannah Chancellor, Chase Malone and Dillon Malone; and sister, Gusti Teufl.

Malone, Stephanie Elaine
1979-2009
Published Sunday, March 8, 2009
Funeral for Stephanie Elaine Malone, 29, of Haslet and formerly of Wise County was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, March 7, at Milestone Church in Keller.
Malone died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in Haslet. Born June 14, 1979, to Brian and Pam Sharp, she married Randy Malone, formerly of Chico. She is survived by her husband; sons, Ian Mitchell and Calin Isaac Malone; her parents; grandparents, Vernon and Petty Kneir and Clayton Sharp; sisters, Naomi Deaton and husband, Randy, and Breanne Oakley and husband, Jamie; mother- and father-in-law, Tim and Judy Malone; sister-in-law, Lindsay Malone; and extended family.

Mann, Billy J.
1927-2009

Published Sunday, October 4, 2009
Funeral for Billy J. Mann, 82, of Decatur was to be at 1 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Van Gardner and Dr. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mann died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Decatur. Born May 17, 1927, in Decatur to Robert Jay and Rosa May (Laird) Mann, he married June Lavell Roberson Sept. 6, 1948, in Decatur. He retired after 23 years of active duty in the U. S. Air Force, and he and Lavell were owners and operators of the M&M Food Mart in Decatur from 1970 to 1987. He was a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge No. 447 A. F. & A. M., Wise County Scottish Rite, Moslah Shriner's of Fort Worth and was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Verna Lou Meador, Daisy Swift, Juanita Banks; and brothers, C. T., Robert and Jack Mann. He is survived by his wife; son, Rick Mann and wife, Claire, of Friendswood; grandsons, Ryan, Dylan and Jordan Mann; granddaughter, Caitlin Mann; brother, Ernest R. Mann and wife, Margaret, of Arlington; sisters-in-law, Marcine Rebstock of Carrollton and Alice Ruth Mann of Mineral Wells; aunt, Lucy Combs of Burkburnett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be David Stephens, David Meador and members of the Masonic Lodge. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 600 S. Trinity, Decatur, TX 76234.

Manning, Donald
1940-2009

Published Sunday, September 13, 2009
Funeral for Donald Manning, 69, of Bridgeport was Sept. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport with the Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar officiating. Burial was at Willow Point Cemetery near Balsora.
Manning died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, in Dallas. Born Jan. 27, 1940, in Knox City to William Russell and Katherine Minyard, he was a graduate of Decatur High School. He earned an associate's degree of science from Decatur Baptist College and a bachelor of science degree from Texas Wesleyan University. He was married to Verna Linehan. He was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport, a member of Go Texan, a school teacher and a longtime farmer. He sold sauces and relishes at flea markets and collected trains. He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Clyde and Vista Ray Manning, and brother, Mike Manning. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Vivian Schneider and husband, Neal, of Stuttgart, Germany, Donna Polston and husband, Randall, of Mineral Wells and Diane Fullingim and husband, Shandon, of Decatur; brothers, William Russell and wife, Barbara, of Saginaw and Jack Russell and wife, Geneva, of Odessa; and grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel, Ethan and Victoria Schneider and Vista and Mahala Fullingim. Pallbearers were Jimmy Linehan, Chris Brewer, Paul Seagraves, Randall Holley, Willie Garrett and Wayne Harveson. Honorary pallbearer was Howard Meyers.

Mara, Mildred Lucille
1920-2009

Published Sunday, May 10, 2009
Funeral for Mildred Lucille Mara, 88, of Decatur will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday, May 12, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with James Fellers and Charles Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Monday at Jones Family Funeral Home and 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Tuesday at the church.
Mara died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in Decatur. Born Oct. 9, 1920, in Siloam, Ill., to Jesse and Lena Fellers, she married Jack Mara Aug. 13, 1938. She was a homemaker and quilted and sewed. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and the Decatur Quilting Club. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Jimmy Mara; three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her sons, Roy Mara and wife, Nadine, of Boyd and David Mara of Decatur; daughter, Pamela Hawkins Williams and husband, Randy, of Bridgeport; sisters, Jimmie Woolaver and husband, Calvin, Edna Bogard and Betty Bailes; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ricky Mara, Shane Mara, Bratton Williams, Drew Mara, Todd Mara, Nathan Mara, Caleb Burk and Chase Lasater.

Mares, Lino Rodriguez
1947-2009

Published Thursday, May 14, 2009
Funeral for Lino Rodriguez Mares, 61, of Decatur is at 10:30 a. m. Friday, May 15, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Eladio Garcia officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mares died Monday, May 11, 2009, in Decatur. Born Sept. 23, 1947, in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Eligio and Andrea (Rodriguez) Mares, he was a mechanic for McMaster New Holland in Decatur. He married Ana Maria Luevano July 18, 1973, in Decatur. He was preceded in death by his son, Isidrio Mares. He is survived by his wife; sons, Josue Mares and Elijio Mares and wife, Carmen, of Decatur; daughters, Marysol Mares, Dora Trejo and husband, Jose, Jael Mares and Diana Mares, all of Decatur; grandchildren, Lino Yraldo, Kayla, Jacob, Tatiana and Emma; sisters, Soledad, Abigail, Obdulia, Ignagia and Leonor; brothers, Manuel, Vicente and Uriel. Pallbearers will be Josue Mares, Elijio Mares, Ruben Carrillo, Victor Chavez, Alberto Mares and Eligio Ceballos.

Marr, Darrell Edward
1949-2009
Published Sunday, May 31, 2009
Funeral for Darrell Edward Marr, 60, of Decatur was May 29 at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home chapel with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Marr died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Decatur. Born May 7, 1949, in Mankato, Kan., to Edward Stanley and Orpha (Bradshaw) Marr, he was director of environmental service at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur and was a member of the Eagle Mountain International Church in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by his sister, Norita Dodd; son, Dustin Marr and grandson, Nathan Galgay. He is survived by his wife, Dee Marr of Decatur; daughters, Dawn Galgay and husband, Daniel, of Nashua, N. H., and Debra Weidner and husband, Matthew, of Emporia, Kan. ; brothers, Leo Lake of Salina, Kan., and John Marr of Hoyt, Kan. ; and grandchildren, Jacob and Quinlin Galgay and Dominik, Noah and Jonah Weidner.

Marshall, John Keith
1933-2009

Published Thursday, April 2, 2009
Funeral for John Keith Marshall, 76, of Alvord was March 31 at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur with Rodney Keith Marshall officiating. Graveside service was to be Wednesday, April 1 at the Levelland Cemetery in Levelland.
Marshall died Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Decatur. Born Feb. 26, 1933, in Weir to Charles Nichols and Nellie Dee (Huches) Marshall, he married Mary Ella Weaver on July 6, 1951, in Levelland. They moved to Alvord in 2003. Marshall retired as a Church of Christ preacher after 30 years and retired from the Levelland ISD after 15 years working as a transportation supervisor. He also worked with Family Outreach, Made a Difference and as a certified CNA. He was preceded in death by his son, Timithy Allen Marshall. He is survived by his wife; son, Dr. Rodney Keith Marshall and wife, Nacy, of Champaign, Ill. ; daughter, YoVonna Ella Cowan and husband, R. C., of Alvord; daughter-in-law, Pam Caldwell and husband, Steve, of Vernon; grandchildren, Sara Lee and husband, Nick, Sonny Lance Wimberly, Joshua Marshall, Dr. Ryan Cowan and wife, Kerista, and Tyler Cowan and wife, Paige; great-grandchildren, Ella Cowan and Carson Lee; sisters, Charlene Odom and husband, Claude, of Lometa and Jude Gage and husband, Frank, of Jal, N. M.

Martin, Willie Joe
1939-2009
Published Sunday, May 10, 2009
Funeral for Willie Joe Martin, 70, of Boyd will be at 11 a. m. Friday, May 29, at the Boyd Church of Christ with Eddie Montgomery officiating.
Martin died April 28, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born Feb. 23, 1939, in Klondike to Willie and Jettie Bee Martin, he was a truck driver for the city of Denton. He was a member of the Boyd Church of Christ. He fished, worked on cars and spent time with his family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kerry, Jerry and James Martin, and his sister, Virigina Martin. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ann Davis; sons, Willie Joe Martin Jr., Mike Martin, Jimmy Martin, Shawn Martin and Brian Martin; daughters, Candie Mitchell, Tamara Baker, Tara Vest, Deana Sawyer and Shannon Martin; brother, Houston Martin; sisters, Jewel Salgoto, Dorthey Gracia and Shirley Dugue; grandchildren, Elisabeth, Brandon, Heather, Micheal, Amanda, Misty, Clifford, Brittany, Mayhalya, River and Landon; and three great-grandchildren.

Mask, Ruby Maxine McDonald
1924-2009

Published Thursday, February 26, 2009
Ruby Maxine McDonald Mask, 84, of Denton died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in Denton.
Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Burkburnett to Mark and Ruby (Sanders) McDonald, she was a retired tax collector-assessor for Wise County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dub Mask. She is survived by her son, Stanley McCuistion of Royse City; daughter, Janice Kay Ingram of Atoka, Okla. ; stepson, Wayne Mask of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Massey, Suzanne ‘Pee Wee Elizabeth’
1967-2009

Published Thursday, January 29, 2009
Graveside service for Suzanne "Pee Wee Elizabeth" Massey, 41 of Chico will be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Pleasant Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Edwards officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Massey died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Sept. 6, 1967, in Richland Hills to Jimmy and Mary (Drawdy) Massey, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother, James David Massey. She is survived by her mother of Rhome; her husband, Johnny Hothouse; sons, Johnathan Hudgins of Newark and Gavin Von Heuvel of Paradise; daughters, Staci Bearden and husband, Jason, of Forney, Erica Hudgins of Chico and Gabrielle Von Heuvel of Paradise; six grandchildren, Viktoria, Taylor, Jordan, Rylee, Damian and Nattalie; three sisters, Brenda Von Heuvel and husband, David, of Paradise, Cindy Draper and husband, Lee, of Boyd and Lisa Massey of Southlake; and a brother, James Curtis Massey and wife, Chana, of Newark.

Matar, Fred P.
1913-2009

Published Sunday, September 27, 2009
Mass of Christian burial for Fred P. Matar, 96, of Fort Worth, was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation was to be 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Matar died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born June 9, 1913, in Bridgeport to Pete Abdalla and Maroon (Hassan) Matar, he was retired from the U. S. Navy. He was a Navy warrant officer during World War II and the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his sons, Fred Matar Jr. and Timothy Matar; brothers, George, Charles, Phillip and Edward Matar; sisters, Freda Cofer, Faye Elias and Sadie Lawrence. He is survived by sons, Kenneth Matar and wife, Ilona, of New Orleans and Joseph Matar and wife, Marilyn, of Mandeville, La. ; grandchildren, Michael, Paul, Joseph and Anthony Matar, Mary LaFrance, Bobby Seivers, Rhondas Deeks and Kerry Dauphin; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mathews, Joyce Dianne
1953-2009
Published Sunday, March 8, 2009
Funeral for Joyce Dianne Mathews, 55, of Chico will be at 2 p. m. Sunday, March 8, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Thomas Beddingfield and Kenneth Wood officiating. Burial will be at Jim Ned Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mathews died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born July 30, 1953, in Bowie to Reaford and Edith (Lawson) McDaniel, she was a homemaker and nanny. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lark McDaniel. She is survived by her sons, Johnny McDaniel and wife, Susan, of Alvord and Michael Mathews of Log Cabin; daughters, Sheila Skinner and husband, Gary, of Chico and Rhonda Esparza and husband, Nick, of Chico; grandchildren, Michael and Ty McDaniel, Colt Skinner, Ashley, John and Jami Mathews and William and Andrew Esparza; brothers, Wayne McDaniel of Park Springs, Winford McDaniel and wife, Greta, of Chico, Harold McDaniel and wife, Joyce, of Crafton and Corky McDaniel and wife, Jo, of Bridgeport; sisters, Marie Cox and husband, Cecil, of Bowie, Louise Throckmorton and husband, James, of Bowie, Lois Hunter and husband, Roy, of Chico and Joann Parker and husband, Dwayne, of Chico; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be R. D. Throckmorton, Ricky Throckmorton, Larry Throckmorton, Chad McDaniel, Jody McDaniel, Carl McDaniel, Kyle McDaniel and Josh McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers are Greg Gee, Bill McDaniel, Jay Throckmorton and Coy McIlroy.

Matlock, Wyatt
1956-2009
Published Thursday, May 7, 2009
Funeral for Wyatt Matlock, 52, of Springtown was to be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, May 6, at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford with the Revs. Doug Harris and Wes Jordan officiating. Burial will be at Erwin Cemetery.
Matlock died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Azle. Born May 13, 1956, in Azle to Leo and Thelma Matlock, he was the owner and operator of Matlock's Garage. He rode three-wheel motorcycles and watched Speed TV. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Matlock. He is survived by his mother of Springtown; sons, Randy Matlock and Emory Matlock, both of Springtown; daughter, Kanetha Matlock and husband, Noah Rose, of Springtown; brother, Ellis Matlock and wife, Etta, of Azle; sister, Cleo Cortez and husband, Ramon, of Bridgeport; and six grandchildren.

Matney, Jimmy Ray
1934-2009

Published Thursday, January 15, 2009
Funeral for Jimmy Ray Matney, 75, of Chico was to be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry A. Matney and Ben W. Matney officiating. Burial was to be at Jonestown Cemetery.
Matney died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in Chico. Born Jan. 5, 1934, in Decatur to Clyde A. and Audrey Faye (Minor) Matney, he was a fireman in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Jackie Dean Clements April 19, 1955, in Grand Prairie. He is survived by his wife; sons, Randy M. Matney of Kerrville and Clyde G. Matney and wife, Toni, of Bridgeport; grandchildren, William, Lisa Marie, Nicholas Ryan, Natasha, Leif and Luciana; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry A. Matney of Surprise, Ariz., Ben W. Matney of Marble Falls and S.J. "Bub" Matney of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Wayne Andreasen, Jim Plunkett, Howe McLean, Jake McLean, Don Baker and Lloyd Beckworth. Honorary pallbearer was to be Corky McDaniel.

Mattingley, T.W. ‘Tex’
1927-2009

Published Sunday, December 13, 2009
Graveside service for T.W. "Tex" Mattingley, 82, of Bridgeport was Dec. 6 at Wilson Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Doyle Slimp officiating.
Mattingley died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born March 2, 1927, in Wise County to Leslie and Opal (Nall) Mattingley, he worked for the Texas Department of Transportation. He is survived by his nieces and nephews.

Mattison, Andrew Neil
1980-2009

Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Funeral for Andrew Neil Mattison, 28, of Fort Worth was June 26 at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with Monte Tuttle officiating.
Mattison died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in Richland Hills. Born Nov. 13, 1980, in Decatur to Gary Louis and Teresa Ann (Christian) Mattison, he graduated from Decatur High School in 1999 and worked as a recruiter for Raider Express Transportation Co. in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his sons, Caden Robison and Dane Andrew Neil Mattison, both of Denton; mother, Teresa Mattison of Decatur; fianc , Ashley Brooke Spencer of Roanoke; brother, Christian Alan Mattison and wife, Laci, of Decatur; sister, Cory Lee Johnson and husband, Ian, of Denton; nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Loucks, Chris Reed, Erica Eison, Jeremy Davis, Ryan Brown, Trey McKinnon, Eric Caraway, John Coker, Candace Carter, Mike Eggleton, Dustin Roddy, Ryan Sessions, Lance Prescott, Chase Chapman, Amy Gardner and Jessica Sicking. Memorials may be made to the Andy Mattison Fund at Denton Area Teacher's Credit Union, 600 Ford St., Decatur, TX 76234.

Mattix, Terry L.
1956-2009
Published Sunday, December 13, 2009
Memorial service for Terry L. Mattix, 53, of Fort Worth is 2 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Bridgeport Country Club.
Mattix died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, in Arlington. He was born March 16, 1956, in Bridgeport. He is survived by wife, Geri Mattix; children, Lucas, Jennifer, and Eric Mattix; mother, Betty Buckner; brother, Buz Mattix; sister, Valera Hudson; and five grandchildren.

Mayhew, Jan
1953-2009

Published Thursday, December 3, 2009
Funeral for Jan Mayhew, 56, of Boyd is 2 p. m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial is at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p. m. Thursday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Mayhew died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Decatur. Born Sept. 28, 1953, in Arkansas to Weldon and Lucille (McKown) Lucas, she married William Mayhew Oct. 15, 1971, in Fort Worth. She was assistant manager of Fred's in Bridgeport. She is survived by her husband; son, Cody Mayhew of Boyd; brothers, Milton Lucas and wife, Toni, and James (Pete) Lucas and wife, Linda, all of Fort Worth; and sisters, Sue Smith and husband, Smitty, of Fort Worth and Carolyn White and husband, Charles, of Granbury. Pallbearers are Randy Lucas, Terry Smith, Chris White, Frank Miller, Brent Buggar, Willie Kammerdiener, Allen Herington and Chris Howell. Honorary pallbearer is David Smith.

McBride, Anna Louise
1932-2009
Published Sunday, August 23, 2009
Funeral for Anna Louise McBride, 76, of Lubbock was Aug. 19 at Hudman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grady Shytles officiating. Burial was at Terrace Cemetery.
McBride died Aug. 18, 2009, in Lubbock. Born Nov. 30, 1932, in Twitty to Christopher Columbus and Elaine (Westmorland) Winters, she married James V. McBride Jan. 10, 1957, in Portales, N. M. She was a hairdresser in Chico for many years before moving to Lubbock. She was preceded in death by her husband July 28, 2003, and her sister, Mary Alberta Fry, in January 1996. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Sims of Post; son, Curtis McBride of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tye Williamson, David James Sims, Christopher Sims, Gary Butner, Terry Vincent, Tommy Joe Fisher and Bruce Ford.

McCauley, Patsy
1928-2009

Published Sunday, February 1, 2009
Graveside service for Patsy McCauley, 80, of Decatur was to be at 11 a. m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with Todd Parks officiating.
McCauley died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in Decatur. She was born July 31, 1928, in Pottsboro to Lawrence and Willie (Belle) Rone. She is survived by her husband, Kelly McCauley; son, Jack Moore of Fort Worth; daughter, Deborah Hilton of Decatur; grandchildren, Jake Hilton of Flower Mound, Lydia Markoff of Pacifica, Calif., Lesley Hilton of Decatur, Nate Stosberg of San Antonio and Joe Fleetwood of Longview; and great-grandchildren, Annika Markoff of Pacifica, Calif., and Anna and Andrew Stosberg of San Antonio. Pallbearers were to be Blake Sandford, Andrew Sandford, Andrew Rottner, Robert Brown, Rick Mumford and Richard Fleming.

McComis, Jean D.
1932-2009

Published Sunday, March 1, 2009
Funeral for Jean D. McComis, 76, of Bridgeport was Feb. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Dana Coker officiating. Burial was at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
McComis died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Decatur. Born Dec. 31, 1932, in Logan, W. Va., to Floyd and Myrtle Moulder, she was a retired dispatcher for Acme Brick. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ray McComis, and her brother, Jackie Moulder. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth McComis, Keith McComis and wife, Carolyn, David McComis and wife, Brenda, and Randy McComis and wife, Shelley; brother, Ronnie Moulder; sisters, Maxine Pyck, Gail Reynolds, Shirley Crawford and Becky Satterfield; grandchildren, Michael McComis, Stephanie McElroy, Brandon McComis, Jared McComis, Katie McComis, Kristen McComis, Whitney McComis and Alyssa McComis; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Randy Kleam, Jimmy Meyers, Butch Laxson, Fred Meyers, Ken Kilpatrick, Jon Northcutt, Larry VanHoose and Dale Camp. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Brazier, Pat Oates, Jerry Patridge and Charlie Grill. Donations may be given to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Bridgeport.

McEntire, James Verland 'Mack'
1930-2009

Published Thursday, April 23, 2009
Funeral for James Verland "Mack" McEntire, 78, of Boyd, was April 21 at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Darryl Hatley officiated.
McEntire died Saturday, April 18 , 2009, in Boyd. Born in Comanche, Okla., Aug. 13,1930, he was raised by his stepfather and mother, Ira and Mytrle Hendrix. He married Mytrle "Dot" Viola McKinney Feb. 18, 1950, in Fort Worth. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and owned Mack's Furniture and Carpet, both in Boyd. Pallbearers were Jason Edwards, Jonas McEntire, Dusty Mayhue, Jeremmy McEntire, Derek Mayhue and Kent Spencer. Honorary pallbearers were Jerred McEntire, Bryce Rodgers, Blake Rodgers and Kaidyn Mayhue. He is survived by his wife; son, Jerry McEntire and wife, Carolyn, of Boyd; daughters, Diane Edwards, Sheila Mayhue and husband, Jeff, and Shelly Rodgers, all of Boyd; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Eastwood and husband, Don, of Azle, Sue Jackson and husband, Jackie, of Jacksboro; and other relatives.

McGlaun, Charlie Ann
1930-2009

Published Sunday, March 1, 2009
Funeral for Charlie Ann McGlaun, 78, of Newark was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Newark Church of Christ with Mike Boaldin officiating. Burial was to follow at 2 p. m. at the Meredith Camp Grounds Cemetery in Athens.
McGlaun died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Decatur. Born Oct. 11, 1930, in Detroit, Texas, to Charlie L. and Annie Stanley, she had a travel business in Belize. She made flower arrangements and jewelry and taught vocational courses in flower arranging and computer science at Tarrant County Junior College at the age of 75. She was a member of the Newark Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Raymond and Carl Stanley. She is survived by three daughters, Shelley McGlaun, Melissa Stratton of Dallas and Holly Hayworth of Ponder; son, Casey McGlaun and wife, Liz, of Lone Camp; six grandchildren, Clarke Lewis, Carly, Caitlin and Chloe McGlaun, Cole Spann and Caly Hayworth; a great-granddaughter, Riley Grace Lewis; and a sister, Linda Stanley of Bonham. Pallbearers were to be Kelly Tibbels, Cole Spann, Ed Jolley, Jeff Bue, Tom Long and Jerry Lee.

McGuire, Carol Ray
1939-2009

Published Sunday, April 12, 2009
Funeral for Carol Ray McGuire, 69, of Chico was April 9 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Forrest Gibbs officiating. Burial followed at Olive Branch Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 3 p. m. Thursday, April 16 at Northwoods Presbyterian Church in Houston.
McGuire died Monday, April 6, 2009, in Chico. Born July 27, 1939, in Chico to Brady and Hazel McGuire, he attended Kilgore Junior College and Sam Houston State University and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. As a pilot in the Marine Corps, he flew A4s with the VMA 225. He worked for Braniff International for 17 years, flying the Electra, 727s, 747s and the Concord. He also was a pilot for Piedmont Airlines, flying 727s and the Fokker, and U. S. Airways, flying 737s. He retired at the age of 51. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Douglas McGuire. He is survived by his wife, Barbara King McGuire of Chico; daughters, Amanda Jones and husband, Lewis, of Joplin, Mo., and Miranda Lee Owens and husband, Rik, of Phoenix, Ariz. ; grandchildren, Paula, Rachel and Maryella; brother, Jerry McGuire of Chico; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

McKeever, Evelena
1919-2009

Published Thursday, November 19, 2009
Funeral for Evelena McKeever, 90, of Chico is 2 p. m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Randall officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
McKeever died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, in Decatur. Born Oct. 24, 1919, to Ben and Myrtle Edge Boner in Decatur, she married Elmer William McKeever Aug. 14, 1937, in Decatur. She was a housewife and a member of the Living Word Assembly of God Church in Alvord. She was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, Dennis McKeever; and brothers, Hubert, John and Weed Boner. She is survived by her sons, Raymond McKeever and wife, Reba, of Paradise, Lee Roy McKeever and wife, Jean, of Chico and Jerry McKeever and wife, Mary, of Chico; grandchildren, Connie Johnson and husband, Carl, Tony McKeever and wife, Mary, Delinda Buckner and husband, Kenny, Pam Cayce and husband, Rodney, Jeff McKeever and wife, Cherie, Johnny McKeever and wife, Pam, Rick McKeever and wife, Krista and Tammy Pryor and husband, Kenny; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, O.W. "Bus" Boner of Decatur; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Tony, Rick, Johnny and Jeff McKeever, Carl Johnson, Randall Buckner, Kenny Pryor and Rodney Cayce.

McVey, Jimmie David
1943-2009

Published Sunday, November 29, 2009
Memorial service for Jimmie David McVey, 65, of Granbury is 3 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Granbury First United Methodist Church. His body was donated to Southwestern Medical Science for research.
McVey died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born Dec. 28, 1943, in Santa Fe, N. M., he married Marolyn Krabbe Sept. 2, 1967. He received a master's degree in music education from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S. D., and taught music and led marching bands in Chico, Wilson, Yuma, Colo., Kadoka, S. D., and Rapid City, S. D., for more than 25 years. He played the French horn with the Trinity Symphony in Fort Worth. Along the way, he earned a second master's in counseling from the University of North Texas and worked with children at Nettie Baccus Elementary in Granbury for 16 years. He was preceded in death by his stepsister, Nancy Wickham. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Tia and Dionne McVey of Allen, and Regan King and husband, Paul, of Granbury; mother, Wilda Black of Spokane, Wash. sisters, Reba Bowman of Blackwell, Okla., Carla Dedera and husband, Joe, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Verna Curry and husband, Dale, of Seattle; stepbrother, Bill Greaser and wife, Melanie, of Amarillo; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Brandon's Hope collaboration with Granbury First United Methodist Church and Nettie Baccus Elementary School.

Meadows, Colleen Anne
1945-2009

Published Sunday, May 17, 2009
Memorial service for Colleen Anne Meadows, 63, of Colleyville will be at noon Tuesday, May 19, at St. Laurence Episcopal Church in Southlake, with a luncheon following the service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville.
Meadows died Saturday, May 9, 2009. Born Aug. 29, 1945, in Brownwood to Mildred and Jack Waddell, she graduated from Richland High School in 1963 and from the University of Texas at Arlington. She was a community volunteer and was a member of the North East Tarrant County Arts League, Supporters of the Shelter, Legacy of Women Committee, United Way of Tarrant County, board of directors of the Women's Shelter, board of directors of the American Heart Association, Harris Methodist HEB Hospital and Women's advisory board, Harris Methodist HEB Hospital event board and Colleyville Women's Club. She is survived by her husband, Charles David Meadows; mother of Granbury; daughters, Julie Muehlstein and husband, Aaron, of Decatur and Jennifer Culpepper of Benbrook; stepsons, David E. Meadows of Dallas and Martin Meadows of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; sisters, Judy Lambert and husband, Thom, of Decatur and Mary Spencer of Granbury; brother, David Waddell of Hurst; grandchildren, Garrett, Grayson and Marissa Muehlstein and Asa and Adin Culpepper; as well as nephews, nieces and cousins. Memorials may be sent to SafeHaven Tarrant County, http://www. safehaventc. org

Melanson, Leo G.
1942-2009

Published Thursday, June 25, 2009
Memorial service for Leo G. Melanson, 66, of Pompano Beach, Fla., was June 22 in Pompano Beach.
Melanson died Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Born Nov. 4, 1942, in Fall River, Mass., to Henri Melanson and Irene Audet, he was a member of the Lion's Club, served as the district committee chairman and received numerous awards, including the Melvin Jones Award, the Millard B. Conklin Crusader Award for Lionism and the Distinguished Service Award. He was acknowledged as Lion of the Year more than once and earned recognition from the Lion's Club International president in 2002-2003. He was an auctioneer and antique appraiser, and he assisted in organizing fundraising events for several national charities. He also raised money for local nonprofit organizations including the Wise County Heritage Museum in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Brown Melanson of Pompano Beach, formerly of Decatur; son, Keith Melanson of Boca Raton, Fla. ; sister, Jean Lavigne of Midland, Conn. ; brother, Roger Melanson of West Port, Mass. ; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Methvin, Margie Mae
1934-2009
Published Sunday, June 7, 2009
Graveside service for Margie Mae Methvin, 75, of Rhome was June 1 at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Methvin died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Decatur. Born April 28, 1934, in Decatur to William and Freida Pitts, she was a dispatcher for Texas Instruments. She is survived by her husband, Johnny D. Methvin; son, Griff Methvin and wife, Alicia; sisters, Faye Reed and husband, Gene, of Decatur, Billie Oldham and husband, David, of Watauga, Jean Warren of Boyd and Carolyn Karr and husband, Dave, of Faith; grandsons, James and Allan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Metzner, Mildred Marie McGlumphy
1915-2009

Published Thursday, May 14, 2009
Memorial service for Mildred Marie McGlumphy Metzner, 93, of Newark is at 5 p. m. Thursday, May 14, at Sage Meadow Church in Justin with the Rev. Bryan Hendricks officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p. m. Thursday at the church.
Metzner died Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Claysville, Pa., to Leo and Alta Pearl (Sprowls) McGlumphy, she graduated from Claysville High School in 1933. She was the retired owner and operator of Mildred's Beauty Shop. She was a member of the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles Metzner; granddaughter, Hannah Nicole Woods; and sisters, Delores Sanes and Virginia Rettinger. She is survived by her daughter, Tracie Windsor of Newark; grandsons, Rick Woods Jr. and wife, Sarah, and Chad Woods; granddaughter, Shena Gerreck and husband, Rick; great-grandsons, Kaleb Belcher, Rickey Woods III, Bailey Belcher, Justin Woods and Cole Gerreck; great-granddaughters, Tabitha Woods, Kayla Woods, Macey Gerreck and Kaylie Gerreck.

Meyer, Vincent Louis Patrick
2009
Published Sunday, April 5, 2009
Graveside service for Vincent Louis Patrick Myer, infant son of Justin and Haleigh Meyer of Rhome, was April 2 at Boyd Cemetery with Randall Easter officiating.
Meyer was born March 28, 2009, and died March 29, 2009. He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Fred and Lori Meyer of Boyd, Josh and Barbara Baldree of Rhome and Troy and Lawana Morrison of Lake Tawakoni; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

Miller, Raleigh Wayne
1946-2009

Published Sunday, July 19, 2009
Funeral for Raleigh Wayne Miller, 62, of Decatur was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with Dr. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial was to follow the service at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1. Visitation was to be held from 1 p. m. to 2 p. m. prior to the service.
Miller died Thursday, July 16, 2009. Born Nov. 1, 1946, in Decatur to Jesse Coleman "J.C." and Lillian Opal (Beall) Miller, he married Linda Carol Shaw Dec. 31, 1986, in Hurst. He retired from Reltec in Bedford as a software engineer and served in the U. S. Airforce. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Miller. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Michael Coleman Miller and wife, Amy, of Silver Springs, Md., and Charles Christian Miller of Dallas; two grandchildren, Anna and Carter Miller of Silver Springs. Pallbearers were to be Bruce Malcolm, Butch Wilkerson, Phil Babcock, Phil Haynes, Dave Miles and Kevin Bramlett. Honorary pallbearers were to be Mike Watts and Jerry Lee.

Mills, James D.
1957-2009

Published Sunday, December 6, 2009
Memorial service for James D. Mills, 52, of Bridgeport was to be 4 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Central Fellowship church in Decatur.
Mills died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born June 30, 1957, in El Campo to Lonnie and Norma Jean (Pitts) Mills, he was a retired truck driver and a member of Central Fellowship church in Decatur. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Mills, and a brother-in-law, Richard Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Mills; daughters, Khristi Hardee of Bowie; grandchildren, Katie Mullen, Destinee Hardee, Reagan Hardee, Stetson Wahlstrom and Levi Wahlstrom; stepmother, Rosemary Mills of Paradise; brother, Tom Mills and wife, Kelly, of Lake Bridgeport; sister, Carla Thomas of Chico.

Mills, James Lloyd ‘Buddy’
1938-2009
Published Thursday, July 23, 2009
Graveside service for James Lloyd "Buddy" Mills, 70, of Decatur is 10 a. m. Thursday, July 23, at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6:30 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville.
Mills died Monday, July 20, 2009, in Decatur. Born Oct. 17, 1938, in Denton to James and Thelma (Sexton) Mills, he married Anna Cook July 16, 1960, in Ardmore, Okla. He worked for the U. S. Postal Service for more than 40 years before retiring. He was preceded in death by his sister, Darlene Hamlin. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mills of Decatur; sons, Tom B. and Dee Ann Mills of Weatherford, Kirk and Breigh Mills of Gainesville and Derek Mills of Bowie; daughter, Kathy Meyer of Iowa Park; grandchildren, Autumn Middlebrooks, McKenzi Blount, Kaleb Meyer, Kollin Meyer, Kylie Mills, Kolbin Mills, Reece Mills and Mason Mills; great-grandchildren, Trenton Blount, Kendall Meyer and Avery Middlebrook. His grandsons were to serve as pallbearers.

Mills, William 'Billy'
1961-2009

Published Sunday, May 24, 2009
Funeral for William "Billy" Mills, 47, of Rhome is at 2 p. m. Sunday, May 24, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. David E. Mills officiating. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p. m. Saturday.
Mills died Thursday, May 21, 2009, in Decatur. Born Oct. 10, 1961, in Indio, Calif., to Ervin and Pauline (Richards) Mills, he was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his father, his niece, Jenna Mills, and a cousin, Kari Sue Scott. He is survived by his mother, Polly Ferguson of Comanche, Okla. ; a sister, Donna Bond, of Comanche, Okla. ; brothers, David Mills, and wife, Kerry, of Rhome, Bobby Mills and wife, Aundrea, of Haltom City, Tim Mills of Comanche, Okla. ; nephews, Steven Bond, Travis Bond and wife, Cassie, Nathan Bond, Ronnie Mills and wife, Tiffany, Halston Mills and Tanner Mills; nieces, Ronette Stewart and husband, Scottlan, and Tara Mills; a great-nephew, Daemon Bond; great-nieces, Kaili Mills and Skyler Stewart; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were to be Bobby Mills, Tim Mills, Ronnie Mills, Halston Mills, Randy Thompson and Don Richards. Honorary pallbearers were Rodney File and Randall Thompson.

Mobley, Kyle
1971-2009
Published Thursday, August 27, 2009
Memorial service for Kyle Mobley, 38, of Decatur was Aug. 25 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel.
Mobley died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, in Dallas. Born Aug. 11, 1971, in Garland to Jim and Emmy Mobley, he received a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 1998 and was attending law school at Texas Wesleyan University at the time of his death. He had dogs and horses and was a World Champion in Youth Western Pleasure at the Paint Horse World Show in 1988. He also enjoyed sports. He is survived by his parents of Decatur; brother, Kenny Mobley and wife, Vicky, of Grapevine, and their children, Conrad and McKenna. Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, http://www. liverfoundation. org

Montgomery, Vivian Margaret
1916-2009
Published Thursday, October 22, 2009
Graveside service for Vivian Margaret Montgomery, 93, of Decatur is 10:30 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Ken May will officiate.
Montgomery died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Decatur. Born Feb. 15, 1916, in Montague County to William and Matilda (Weinman) Hachtel, she was a homemaker. She married Marion H. Montgomery Dec. 27, 1939, in Decatur. She was preceded in death by her husband; a stepdaughter, Emma Faye Robinson; three brothers, Albert, Marvin and Melvin Hachtel; and a sister, Flora Branch. She is survived by two sons, M. H. Montgomery and Dalton Montgomery and wife, Sharon, all of Decatur; grandchildren, Angie Browning and husband, Sean, Chad, Clay and Allison Montgomery, all of Decatur; great-grandchildren, Cade, Morgan, Payton, Hayden and Zayne Montgomery; a sister, Clara Doyle of Slidell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Moody, Kara LeAnn
1972-2009

Published Thursday, October 22, 2009
Funeral for Kara LeAnn Moody, 37, of Olney was Oct. 20 at Jones Family Funeral Home. Burial followed at Jim Ned Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Williams officiated.
Born June 30, 1972, in Big Spring, Moody died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, in Olney. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donnie Moody; grandmother, Pauline Shultz; and grandfather, Bud Moody. She is survived by her parents, Rual Moody of Levelland and Carolyn Elder of San Antonio; brothers, Keith Moody of Bridgeport, Kirby Moody of Sundown and Kim Sweatt of Odessa; sisters, Kayla Harris of Bridgeport, Keri Love of Levelland and Krystal Gilmer of Sundown; and 13 nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Nate Moody, Kalob Moody, Logan Moody, Kurtis Moody, Dakota Moody and Kaide Moody.

Moody, Logan Bradley
2005-2009

Published Thursday, October 8, 2009
Funeral for Logan Bradley Moody, 4, of Chico was Oct. 6 at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Revs. Johnny Irish and Roy Spore officiating. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery.
Logan died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. He was born March 25, 2005, in Grapevine to Lance and Shanna (Trow) Moody. He is survived by his parents of Chico; sisters, Taylor and Jayden Moody; grandparents, Tim and Lynda Trow of Decatur, Gail and Harold Read of Bridgeport and Henry Moody of Austin; great-grandparents, Inez Lee of Bridgeport, Eileen Johnson of Ryan, Okla., and Laurie Trow of Minneapolis, Minn. ; and numerous extended family members. Pallbearers were Brett Roper, Chris Hensley, Eric Huston, Leslie McConnell, Brad Roberson and Chris Walsh.

Moody, Nona Pearl
1922-2009

Published Thursday, January 22, 2009
Funeral for Nona Pearl Moody, 86, of Chico was Jan. 20 at Jones Family Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Russell and Marvin Ellis officiating. Burial was at Jim Ned Cemetery.
Moody died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Dec. 5, 1922, to William R. and Hattie Boswell in Wichita Falls, she married Louis Moody July 22, 1939. She sewed, played dominoes and cards and fished. She lived on a farm most of her life and was a member of the Church of Christ in Crafton. She was preceded in death by her husband; three daughters; one brother; two sisters; four grandsons; and six sons-in-law. She is survived by her children, James Moody, Leon Moody and wife, Teresa, Thelma Thompson, Nora Hood and husband, Lot, Rosie Thompson and husband, Jim, Glenn Moody, Doris Jenkins, Sherry Brown, Hattie Hale and husband, Dale, Gene Moody and wife, Regina, Dale Moody, Shorty Moody and wife, Myra, Nancy McCasland and husband, Mike, and Carandy Guinn and husband, Johnny; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jimmy Ellis, Donnie Grooms, Eddie Cowley, Johnny Clifton, Johnny Monroe and Jimmy Counts.

Mooney, Daniel Ingram, Jr.
1948-2009
Published Sunday, April 5, 2009
Memorial service for Daniel Ingram Mooney Jr., 60, of Decatur will be 10 a. m. Saturday, April 11, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy Spore officiating.
Mooney died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Decatur. Born Jan. 1, 1948, in Decatur, to Daniel and Ruth (Hopson) Mooney Sr., he married Cheryle Cook Jan. 14, 1969, and was married 39 years at her death April 6, 2008. He married Mary Elizabeth Johnson Feb. 14, 2009. He served in the United States Army and the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. He worked at Lockheed-Martin Aviation for 28 years as an aviation electrician, and he was a member of Wise County Veterans' Group, Sons of Confederate Veterans, National Rifle Association and the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Glenn Scott Cook and wife, Kayla, of Abilene, Daniel Antonio (Tony) Mooney and wife, Paula, and Brian Sean Mooney, both of Decatur; a daughter, Billie Jean Cochran and husband, Josh, of Decatur; six grandchildren, Keenan, Brittany, Tana and Tamara Cook and Conner and Devin Mooney; and a great-grandchild, Kinsley Young.

Moore, Jayden Ray
2008-2009

Published Thursday, September 17, 2009
Funeral for Jayden Ray Moore, 1, of Rhome was to be at 3 p. m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth with burial at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was to be from 1 to 3 p. m. Wednesday.
Moore died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. He was born Jan. 27, 2008, to Heather Moore and Junior Gomez. He is survived by his parents; brother, Giovanni Austin Moore; grandparents, Sue Snyder, Scott and Laura Moore and Arturo Gomez Sr. ; great-grandmothers, Regina Snyder, Nuna Moore and Judy Hernandez; uncle, Sam Moore; aunts, Mackenzie Moore, Rolla Moore and Delaney Moore; and other family members.

Moore, Katherine
1936-2009

Published Sunday, August 30, 2009
Funeral for Katherine Moore, 72, of Sunset is at 2 p. m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial is at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p. m. Saturday.
Moore died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Sunset. Born Sept. 19, 1936, in Paradise to Frederick Carl and Dessie Irene (Jones) Lemme, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Moore; two brothers, Melvin and Earl Limme; and a sister, Louise Dickenson. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Moore of Sunset and Brenda Moore and husband, Buddy, of Vashti; grandchildren, Nicci, Joe and Dani; brother, W. J. Lemme and wife, Shirley, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Graylie Linne, William J. Lemme II, Fred Dickenson, Ronald Whitson, Chris McDade and Lonnie McDade III.

Moorman, Leslie Ben
1939-2009
Published Sunday, June 7, 2009
Memorial service for Leslie Ben Moorman, 69, of Denison was to be at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, June 6, at Grace Bible Church in Sherman with the Rev. George Cline officiating.
Moorman died Sunday, May 31, 2009, in Durant. Born Aug. 14, 1939, in Denton to Leslie Ewing Moorman and Mary Evelyn Burdette Moorman, he grew up in Argyle and attended Denton High School before entering the U. S. Navy, where he served on the U. S. S. Shay and Shangri-la. He continued his father's business of paint and wallcovering until he retired in 2003. He attended the University of North Texas-Denton and Richland College-Richardson and studied horticulture and landscape design. He worked in his garden and was active in the Grace Bible Church in Sherman. He is survived by his wife, Marilynn Mitchell-Moorman; daughter, Tracy Lynn Brown and husband, Roger, of Decatur; son, James Leslie Moorman and wife, Sharon, of Garland; stepdaughter, Pamela Byers-Smith and husband, Aaron, of Frisco; former wife, Mary Cantu of Decatur; and grandchildren, Dodge, Sam, Jessica, Mason, Madalyn, Christopher and Weston Lee. Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church, 4670 North Loy Lake Road, Sherman, TX, 75090.

Morgan, Thelma Joy
1943-2009
Published Sunday, September 13, 2009
A private memorial service will be held for Thelma Joy Morgan, 65, of Decatur.
Morgan died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, in Decatur. Born Dec. 16, 1943, in Fort Worth to Carney and Francis (Touchstone) Stewart, she was a home health attendant. She was a member of the Holiness Church of Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Morgan, in 2003 and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Hughes of Louisiana; sons, Troy Morgan and wife, Toya, of San Angelo and Thomas Morgan and wife, Linda, of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Morris, Charles Allan, Jr.
1955-2009
Published Sunday, April 26, 2009
Services for Charles Allan Morris Jr., 53, of San Antonio will be held at a later date in Slidell.
Morris died Sunday, April 19, 2009, in San Antonio. He was born July 21, 1955, in Denton to Charles and Gina Morris. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Morris; parents; two stepdaughters; brother, Mark Morris; sister, Carol Johnston; and two stepgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society or Cal Farleys Boys Ranch.

Morris, Grant Carlisle, Jr.
1953-2009

Published Thursday, May 7, 2009
Funeral for Grant Carlisle Morris Jr., 55, of Decatur was May 5 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Roland Hodge officiating.
Morris died Friday, May 1, 2009, in Decatur. Born June 30, 1953, in Dallas to Grant Carlisle and Monnie Dee (Knott) Morris, he was a painter. He is survived by his sons, Timothy Grant Morris and wife, Karen, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Grant Carlisle Morris III and wife, Jennifer, of Lindsay, Okla., and Jason Daniel Morris of Decatur; two granddaughters, Freyja May Morris and Kayla Raine Morris; sisters, Barbara Plunk and Carlene Fonseca; brother, David Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Morris, Wanda Fay McClure
1933-2009
Published Sunday, November 8, 2009
Funeral for Wanda Fay McClure Morris, 76, of De Queen, Ark., was Nov. 5 at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Van Ledbetter officiating. Graveside service was Nov. 6 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Morris died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, in De Queen. Born June 24, 1933, in Decatur to Samuel Carson and Ola B. Caraway McClure, she was a homemaker. She was a member of De Queen Church of Christ, served as president and vice president of the Sunshine E. H. C. Club and was past president of the County Extension Homemakers Club. She cooked, entertained and listened to bluegrass music. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joe Morris, in 2007 and her brothers, Jimmy Lee and Kenneth McClure. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Lee Morris and wife, Kimberly, of Richmond and Don Kevin Morris and wife, Heather, of De Queen; daughter, Brenda Kimbro and husband, Van, of Dallas; grandchildren, Ryan, Kelli, Jeff, Amy, Beth, Haley and Jesse; brothers, Sam B. McClure and Bobby McClure of Decatur, Eddie McClure of Bowie and Jerry Joe McClure of Oregon; sisters, Lou Neally of Yantis and Sherry Minton of Graford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Morrow, Glinn Edward
1926-2009

Published Thursday, July 2, 2009
Funeral for Glinn Edward Morrow, 83, of Chico was to be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Ronnie Morrow officiating. Burial was to follow at Cumby Cemetery.
Funeral for Glinn Edward Morrow, 83, of Chico was to be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Ronnie Morrow officiating. Burial was to follow at Cumby Cemetery. Morrow died Sunday, June 28, 2009, in Chico. Born March 10, 1926, in Elmore, Okla., to Vester and Myrtle (Cantwell) Morrow, he served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Betty Wallace April 12, 1950, in Bridgeport and was a retired maintenance man for Chico ISD and a member of the Chico Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherlyn Hale; five brothers; and two sisters. He is survived by his wife; sons, Ronnie Morrow and wife, Jelaine, of Kountze and Joe Morrow and wife, Kathy, of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Shannon Wyler, Lori Gee, Chad Morrow, Shawnita Lewis, Kim Van Diver and Trent Hale; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Leon Gee, Chad Morrow, Trent Hale, Bryan Wyler, Terry Lewis and James Pollard.

Moss, Margaret Elizabeth
1925-2009

Published Thursday, June 11, 2009
Funeral for Margaret Elizabeth Moss, 83, of Fort Worth is at 2 p. m. Thursday, June 11, at Era Church of Christ in Cooke County with Ben Willingham officiating. Burial will be at Slidell Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington.
Moss died Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Arlington. Born July 15, 1925, in Greenwood to Hugh and Addie Campbell Rodden, she was the salutatorian of the Slidell High School class of 1942. She worked at Convair during World War II. She was a longtime Northside resident, member of the Azle Avenue Church of Christ and later the Northwest Church of Christ. She was a member of Era Church of Christ for the last 25 years. She owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store at Long Avenue and 22nd Street in Fort Worth, and retired as a secretary in the Fort Worth ISD administration office. She and her husband, Wayne, moved to Rocky Ridge Ranch near Slidell. She was preceded in her death by her brother, John Rodden. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Moss; son, Jimmy Moss and wife, Gina; sister-in-law, Faye Rodden; granddaughters, Julie Moss, Jana Moss Palacios and Addison Moss; grandson, Reagin Moss; and great-grandson, Sebastian Pollard. Memorials may be made to Era Church of Christ or Christ Haven in Keller.

Moss, Thomas 'T.A.'
1928-2009

Published Sunday, January 25, 2009
Funeral for Thomas "T.A." Moss, 80, of Decatur was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steven Bernard officiating. Burial was to be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Moss died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in Decatur. Born March 4, 1928, in Holiday to Ira Wenton and Birdie Caroline (Kribbs) Moss, he married Bonnie Louise Tucker in Henrietta Aug. 26, 1957. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister and granddaughter, Hannah Buggar. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Deanna Melson and husband, Johnny, of Decatur, Gladys Smith and husband, Robert, of Decatur, Deborah Franklin and husband, Andy, of Boonesville, Patricia Billington and husband, Jerry, of Decatur, Sarah Wise and husband, Johnny, of Sunset and Katherine Buggar and husband, Brent, of Decatur; son, Danny Grant and wife, Charlotte, of Decatur; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Dennis.

Moss, Tobi Warner, Sr.
1982-2009

Published Sunday, September 27, 2009
Funeral for Tobi Warner Moss Sr., 26, of Briar was Sept. 24 at First Baptist Church in Boyd with Mark Autry officiating.
Moss died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, in Gainesville. Born Dec. 2, 1982, in Decatur to Patrick and Debbie (Moss) Cordero, he married Jennifer Hickman July 18, 2004, in Decatur. He worked for Pumco Inc. in Boyd as a field supervisor and was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his great-nephew, Mason Hendrix. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Tobi Moss Jr., Dylan Castleberry and Jacob Moss; a daughter, Savannah Moss; parents of Decatur; mother- and father-in-law, Kathy and George Ogle of Chico; brother-in-law, Gary Blanton of Fort Worth; grandparents, Emory and Litha Moss of Decatur, Eddie and Shirley Cordero of Bridgeport, Katherin and Bill Hampton of Quinlan. Pallbearers were R. J. Hayes, Clayton Hendrix, Joshua Hendrix, Ryan Stamey, James Livingston, Baylen Nanny, Olan Foreman, E. J. Resma, Bobby Yard and Mark Hendrix.

Moss, Wayne
1922-2009

Published Sunday, July 5, 2009
Funeral for Wayne Moss, 86, of Arlington was June 30 at Era Church of Christ. Ben Willingham officiated. Burial was at Slidell Cemetery.
Moss died Thursday, June 25, 2009, in Arlington. Born Oct. 15, 1922, in Leo to Bird and Bertha Burke Moss, he was raised in Slidell and graduated from Slidell High School. He was a longtime resident of the old North Side in Fort Worth and worked at General Dynamics for 38 years and Bell Helicopter for four years before he retired. He moved to Rocky Ridge Ranch where he raised cattle and operated a weekend recreation ranch for motorcyclists and four-wheelers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Elizabeth Rodden Moss, on June 7, 2009; sister, Carrie Lou Campbell; and brother, J. R. Moss. He is survived by a son, Jimmy Moss and wife, Gina, of Arlington; sister-in-law, Faye Rodden; granddaughters, Julie Moss, Jana Moss Palacios and Addison Moss; grandson, Reagin Moss; and great-grandson, Sebastian Pollard.

Moss, Willie 'Howard'
1919-2008

Published Thursday, January 1, 2009
Funeral for Willie "Howard" Moss, 89, of Chico was Dec. 24 at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Clay officiating. Burial was at Cumby Cemetery.
Moss died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 24, 1919, in Montague County to George Bradley and Myrtle (Barclay) Moss, he was an oilfield construction contractor and rancher. He married Charlene Parmer July 13, 1941, in Chico. He was a 50-year member and past worshipful master of Masonic Lodge No. 508. He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; brother, George Moss; and sisters, Cora Luther, Edna Reynolds and Sarah Jane Moss. He is survived by sons Mike Moss and wife, Raye Nell, of Chico and Randy Moss of Chico; grandchildren, Craig Moss and wife, Leanna, Teresa Mader and husband, Larry Jr., Kate Cowling and husband, Will, and Blake Moss; great-grandchildren, Malori and Macie Moss and Mikena and Maley Mader; and sister, Faye Weatherford. Pallbearers were Craig Moss, Blake Moss, Will Cowling, Larry Mader Jr., Audie Morris and Charles Luther. Honorary pallbearers were Sue Beard, Trudy Nicholson, Darlene Luther, Vera Norris, Angel Ritchey, Mattie McConnell and Frances Hallman.

Munnerlyn, Therese K. ‘Oma’
1921-2009
Published Thursday, October 22, 2009
Funeral for Therese K. Munnerlyn, 88, of Decatur, formerly of Dallas, was Oct. 19 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dallas. Burial followed at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Munnerlyn died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in Decatur. Born May 22, 1921, in Schroberhausen, Germany, she married an American soldier, Don W. Munnerlyn, after World War II. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas, a gift shop volunteer at St. Pauls Hospital and cooked, played bridge and sewed. She was known as "Oma" by all of her caregivers. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, R.J. "Pete" Munnerlyn. She is survived by a grandson, Trevor Munnerlyn and wife, Cindy; and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kevin Munnerlyn, all of Decatur. Memorials may be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51, Ste. 400, or a charity of the giver's choice.

Munson, Charles Richard
1939-2009

Published Sunday, November 29, 2009
Visitation for Charles Richard Munson, 70, of Slidell is 2 to 4 p. m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Greenwood Baptist Church.
Munson died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in Dallas. Born Aug. 15, 1939, in Claremore, Okla., to Warren and Nadine Munson, he married Claudette Bennett Nix May 3, 1968. He was a retired electrician and mechanic. He was preceded in death by his wife and a son, Mark Allen Munson. He is survived by his son, Randy Nix and wife, Tonya, of Mesquite; daughters, Cheri Harper and husband, Bill, of Killeen, Karen Moore and husband, Brian, of Slidell and Pamela Nix of Dallas; grandchildren, Andy, Justin, Amber, Kevin, Dustin, Kaleb and Libby; and great-grandchildren, Zoie and Halo.

Myers, Walton N.
1911-2009

Published Thursday, December 3, 2009
Funeral for Walton N. Myers, 97, of Denton and formerly of Decatur, is 10:30 a. m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Louis Horton officiating. Visitation was to be from 5 to 7 p. m. Wednesday at the Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Myers died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, in Denton. Born Dec. 29, 1911, to John and Hattie Smith Myers in Chattanooga, Okla., he married Lillie LaVerne Caraway May 5, 1934, in Marietta, Okla. He was a retired tree service owner and a member of Immanuel Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife; brothers, Clyde and Albert Myers; sister, Cecile Brown; and granddaughters, Holly Shelton and Coleen Miller. He is survived by his son, David Lee Myers and wife, Carolyn, of Whitehouse; daughter, Sandy Walk of Denton; grandson, Cody Myers; great-grandchildren, Dillon Myers, Kristina Sipp and Keri Shelton; great-great-grandson, Gabriel Shelton; brother, Phillip Myers of Tulia; sister-in-laws, Betty and Valadee Myers, Helen Spanglo and Ruby Starnes.

Navarro, Maureen
1954-2009
Published Thursday, October 8, 2009
Graveside service for Maureen Navarro, 54, formerly of Alvord, will be at 1 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Alvord Cemetery with the Rev. Louis Horton officiating.
Navarro died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Killeen. Born Dec. 21, 1954, in Alvord to Richard Leonard and Sheila May (Lucas) Stockton, she married Oscar Navarro in Killeen in 1976. She is survived by her husband; sons, Richard Stockton and wife, Marcia, of Oklahoma, Jason Stockton and wife, Terri, Steven Stockton and wife, Alicia and Oscar Wayne Navarro and wife, Emily, all of Killeen; daughter, Sheila Dickerson and husband, Don, of Indiana; 15 grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy, Ricky and Rusty; and sisters, Kathy, Sharon, Judy and Nora.

Neill, Y-Reva Dean
1932-2009
Published Thursday, July 9, 2009
Memorial service for Y-Reva Dean Neill, 76, of Bridgeport, was to be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, July 8, at Jones Family Funeral Home.
Neill died Monday, July 6, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Dec. 4, 1932, to Joseph and Vivian Reynolds, she enjoyed cooking. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Russell Neill; son, Danny Neill and wife, Kathy; daughter, Shelia Webb and husband, Wyatt; grandchildren, Chris Webb and wife, Krista, Joe Webb, Cody Webb, Melissa Collins and husband, Jim, Kathryn Davis and husband, Nick, and Russell Neill; and great-grandchildren, William, Alex, Allyson, Josh, Danyelle, Corey and Sarah.

New, Lena Marie
1922-2009

Published Thursday, December 10, 2009
Funeral for Lena Marie New, 87, of Blue Mound and formerly of Decatur is at 1 p. m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Burial is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur.
New died Dec. 7, 2009, in Blue Mound. Born Nov. 3, 1922, to James Gross and Coy Pearl Love New in Wren, Ark., she married Curtis "Buck" Young Sr. Dec. 23, 1939, in Decatur. She was owner-operator of McCullough's Cafe and Marie's Diner in Fort Worth for 30 years. She also worked at the R. J. Terrell Restaurant and the Eighter from Decatur Cafe in Decatur. She was preceded in death by her brother, Loyal New; sisters, Peggy Mabry, Fern Cazzell and Betty Lou Eason; son, Carl James Young; and daughter, Shelia Joy Moss. She is survived by her sons, Curtis Roy Young Jr. of Saginaw and Dennis Ray "Dusty" Young of Blue Mound; daughter, Linda Marie Huggins of Blue Mound; brother, Bobby New of Springtown; sisters, Marion Eason of Briar and Hazel Sherman of Saginaw; 16 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Newton, E.E.
1927-2009

Published Sunday, January 18, 2009
Graveside service for E. E. Newton, 81, formerly of Decatur, was Jan. 14 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Gerre Joiner officiating.
Newton died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Weatherford. Born Oct. 12, 1927, in Roosevelt, Okla., to Allen and Lela (Dickerson) Newton, he was a retired truck driver, welder and farmer. He was preceded in death by a wife, Anna Laura Newton; a son, Carl Newton; daughters, Shirley Ann Bujan and Pamela Faye Newton; two great-grandsons; four sisters; and two brothers. He is survived by a wife, Rachel Newton of Decatur; daughters, Toi Bragg of Houston, Ruth Ann Caldwell of Oklahoma City and Sharon Steel of Moore, Okla. ; son, David Newton of Tecumseh, Okla. ; grandchildren, Charmaine Franks, Bradley Caddell, Johnny Ward, Laura Rhine, Julie Downe, Stephanie Struby, Cynthia Bragg, Ashley Smith, Henryetta and Herman Caldwell, Phillip and Chasity Maynard and Halah, Danielle and Keymares Grolmoradi.

Nikirk, Alta Lillian
1918-2008

Published Thursday, January 1, 2009
Funeral for Alta Lillian Nikirk, 90, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Alvord, was Dec. 30 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alvord with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. The Rev. Kevin James Moore officiated.
Nikirk died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, in North Richland Hills. Born May 25, 1918, in Alvord to Virgil and Lillian (Hoffman) Claborn, she was a homemaker. She married John Henry "Dutch" Nikirk Oct. 2, 1937, in Alvord. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carrie Mae Graham; brother, Victor Claborn; and sister, Wanda McDonald. She is survived by a daughter, Pat Wallace of North Richland Hills; sons, Pete Nikirk and wife, Mary, of Houston and Johnny Nikirk and wife, Sandy, of Montgomery; 12 grandchildren, Lisa, Leah, Nathan, Barry, John, Joan, Julie, Tina, Tammie, Toni, Christopher and Robin; 23 great-grandchildren; a brother, V. M. Claborn; two sisters, Irene Watts and Naoma Youngblood; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Vernon Hardee, Ray Shipley, Bobby Watts, Roy Peyton, Steve Johnson and Mike Watts.

Norris, Eula Mae
1931-2009

Published Thursday, March 4, 2009
Funeral for Eula Mae Norris, 77, of Paradise was to be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, March 4, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise with the Rev. Matt Edwards officiating. Burial was to be at Paradise Cemetery.
Norris died Sunday, March 1, 2009, in Paradise. Born June 6, 1931, in Kensing to Kelly Marvin and Velma Pearl (Kelso) McKinney, she married Manuel Wayne Norris May 16, 1949, in Fort Worth. She was a retired fabric production supervisor and a member of the First Baptist Church in Paradise. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002; a son, Curtis Wayne Norris; an infant son; and a sister, Cleo Barber King. She is survived by her daughters, Connie Turner and husband, Mark, of Euless and Patricia Coates and husband, Donald, of Fort Worth; son, Jimmy Norris and wife, Valerie, of Aurora; grandchildren, Dodie, Chad, David, John, Markus, Brian, Corey and Amber; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Hershel Stinnett, Brian Donath, David Cobb, Chad Coates, David Coates and Rob Mabra.

Norris, Harold Joe, Sr.
1937-2009

Published Sunday, July 12, 2009
Funeral for Harold Joe Norris Sr., 71, of Decatur was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, July 11, at the Rhome Assembly of God Church with David Lynn Bruce officiating. Burial was to follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Norris died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 28, 1937, in Decatur to Joseph Briton and Hattie Mae (Roberts) Norris, he married Charlene Hopper Nov. 2, 1956, in Rhome. He retired in 1999 as lead man in the maintenance department at International Paper in Fort Worth after 45 years of service. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mattie Irene James, Genivea Pauline Ware, Betty Joe Norris, Juanita Fay Idell, Lottie Mae Cornstubble, Elsie Fay Brownlee and Lorene Dunn, and brothers, Joseph B. Norris and Houston Norris. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Larenda Phelps and husband, Lee, of Fort Worth, Rebecca Stephenson and husband, Ken, of Fort Worth and Bobbie Laing and husband, Michael, of Richardson; son, Harold Joe Norris Jr. and wife, Becky, of Decatur; grandchildren, Michael Phelps, April Duke, Bill Shea, Melanie Phelps, Angela and Jeremy Timmons, Natalie Stephenson, Kylisa Taylor and Karleigh Norris, Cameron and William Laing; and great-grandchildren, Aiden and Sean Duke, Greg Shea, and Logan and Lucas Laing. Pallbearers were to be Michael Phelps, Jeremy Timmons, Brian Duke, Josh Schreiner, Kenneth Barrow and Ronnie Wright. Honorary pallbearer is Bill Shea.

Olvera, Tina May
1960-2009

Published Thursday, July 30, 2009
Funeral for Tina May Olvera, 48, of Fort Worth was July 27 at Biggers Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Hog Branch Cemetery in Wise County.
Olvera died Thursday, July 23, 2009, in Fort Worth. She was born Aug. 9, 1960, in Fort Worth to Theodore Hecke and Irene Castillo. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Olvera; sons, Kenneth Wayne Allgood, Austin Diego Olvera, Carlos Olvera and Walter Olvera; daughter, Kristina Irene Olvera; granddaughters, Brooklyn Nicole Allgood and Destiny Olvera; mother and husband, Lupe; sisters, Dora James and husband, Michael, Sandy Miller and husband, Mickey, Teresa Heeter and husband, Jack, Kathy Austin and husband, Clint, Monnie Cozby and husband, Alvin, Edith Stieber and husband, Mike, and LouAnn Rodriguez and husband, Ishmael; brothers, Tony Castillo, Paul Castillo and wife, Kris, and Michael Castillo; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Otis, Edward James
1917-2009

Published Thursday, August 20, 2009
A private memorial service for Edward James Otis, 91, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
Otis died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 30, 1917, in Bronyx, N. Y., to Ralph and Alice (Faulkner) Otis, he was an elevator mechanic for the City of New York. He married Grace Bradley Jan. 10, 1937. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Czechowicz and husband, Edward, of Boyd; Bradley Otis of Hobe Sound, Fla. ; and a sister, Alice Parlpyano of Tampa, Fla.

Pacheco, Graciela
2009
Published Thursday, April 2, 2009
Graveside service for Graciela Pacheco, newborn daughter or Eulojio and Brenda (Martinez) Pacheco, of Decatur, was March 31 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Juan Rodas officiating.
Pacheco born and died March 28, 2009, in Fort Worth. She is survived by her parents; brother, Gabriel Pacheco; sister, Genoveva Pacheco; grandparents, Juan and Bertha Martinez and Candelario and Juana Pacheco; great-grandmother, Guadapupe Lira of San Antonio; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Padilla, Nancy
1967-2009

Published Thursday, September 3, 2009
Graveside service for Nancy Padilla, 42, of Decatur is 10 a. m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel.
Padilla died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 12, 1967, in Dallas to Johnie Junior and Carolyn Kay (Denman) Brenem, she graduated from Trent High School in 1985. She married Ron Padilla March 1, 1997, in Merkel. She was a member of the Tabernacle of David. She was involved in youth ministry in Bridgeport and street ministry in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband; daughters, Shanna Green and husband, Tony, of Chico and Alyssa Ekberg of San Angelo; sister, Marcalinda Centner and husband, Ed, of Merkel; brother, Joey Brenem and wife, Nancy, of West Virginia; grandchildren, Eva, Savanah and Evan; and several nieces and nephews.

Park, Billy ‘Daddy Bill’
1932-2009

Published Sunday, December 27, 2009
Funeral for Billy "Daddy Bill" Park, 77, of Boyd was Dec. 23 at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. John Stocks officiating. Burial was at Boyd Cemetery.
Park died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, in Dallas. Born Oct. 14, 1932, in Quanah to Grover and Helen (Wheeler) Park, he owned Park Glass and Glazing. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He married Freddie Tyler June 13, 1953. He was preceded in death by his wife; brother, Leo Park; and sisters, Geneva Largent and Vivian Kelley. He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Tyler of Kaufman, Brenda Fowler and husband, Paul, of West Point, Miss., Billy Walker and husband, Micky, of Carrollton and Senita Peck and husband, Larry, of Dallas; grandchildren, David, Jerry, Michael, Nolita, Larry, Ashley, Michael Jr., and Heather; great-grandchildren, Devon, Dustin, Cheyenne, Kyle, Brandon, Makayla, Adam and Ridge; sisters, Jo Ann Thurman and Gearldine Burkhart, both of Electra, and Mary Brashears of Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were David Pool, Clifton Pool, Tim Rutledge, Rusty Harpole, Kent Hardcastle, Mark Tyler, David Peck and Larry Peck Jr.

Parker, Hal
1948-2009
Published Sunday, November 22, 2009
Memorial service for Hal Parker, 61, of Bridgeport is at 11 a. m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel.
Parker died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Decatur. Born Sept. 17, 1948, in Mineral Wells to Kenneth and Malta (Auterburn) Parker, he was a retired plant operator for Upham Oil. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Shepard) Parker, and grandson, Tuff Parker. He is survived by his children, Amy Parker, Nikki Parker and Jacob Lackey; stepchildren, Michelle Meeks, Milton Hardee and Tammy Carter; 11 grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Parker; and several nieces and nephews.

Parker, Margaret Halsell
1910-2009

Published Thursday, December 3, 2009
Memorial service for Margaret Halsell Parker, 99, of Raleigh, N. C., is at 1 p. m. Friday, Dec. 11, at University Christian Church in Fort Worth with Alan Lobaugh officiating. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemtery in Decatur.
Parker died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in Raleigh. Born May 12, 1910, in Decatur to Harry H. Halsell and Ruth Shanks, she graduated from Texas Woman's College, now Texas Wesleyan University, with a degree in music education. She joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, where she met her husband, George William "Bill" Parker Jr., an attorney and violinist. They were active in the First Methodist Church in Fort Worth, where Parker taught Sunday school and was president of the Woman's Society. She was a member of the Fort Worth Junior League and the Council of Social Agencies. She started the first volunteer agency in Fort Worth and spearheaded a group that developed the Bethlehem Center in 1938 to feed and clothe the impoverished. It was the first center of its kind west of the Mississippi River. She was president of the Fort Worth chapter of the Audubon Society and was part of a group that encouraged the city to set aside land for the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. She was active with the center for 25 years. She also worked at the TCU library. She was a member of the University Christian Church and volunteered at John Peter Smith Hospital, where she accumulated 4,500 hours of volunteer work. She received the distinguished alumni award from Texas Wesleyan in 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Harry Halsell and Oscar Halsell; and sisters, Hortense Halsell Weil, Naomi Halsell Parker and Grace Halsell. She is survived by her son, George William Parker III of Raleigh; grandchildren, Elizabeth Parker Grovenstein, Jonathan Halsell Parker and William Elliott Parker; and great-grandson, Michael James Grovenstein.

Parker, Tuff Abbott
2008
Published Thursday, January 1, 2009
A private service was planned for Tuff Abbott Parker, the newborn son of Amy Parker, of Bridgeport, with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Parker was born and died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, in Decatur. He is survived by his mother; brother, Rowdy Parker of Bridgeport; grandparents Diana Parker of Bowie, Bobby Caraway of Bowie and Hal Parker of Bridgeport; great-grandmother, Alice Tilley of Chico; aunt, Niki Parker of Bridgeport; and cousins, Mathew and Wanda Lynn.

Parks, Cody LeRoy
1982-2009
Published Thursday, July 9, 2009
Memorial service for Cody LeRoy Parks, 26, of Decatur was July 7 at the First United Methodist Church in Marquette. Burial was to follow at Excelsior Cemetery.
Parks died Friday, July 3, 2009, in Wichita, Kan. He was born Dec. 24, 1982, in Wichita to William and Rosemarie (Park) Parks. He is survived by his mother, Rose Bradfield (Gary) of Decatur; grandparents, Julie Ritter of Windom, Kan., Bill and Donna Park of Sanger, Roy and Della Parks of McPherson, Kan., and Johnny and Lorraine Bradfield of Murchinson; brothers, Denny Parks of Wichita and Cole Parks of Pratt, Kan. ; half-brother, Jason Parks of McPherson; sister, Krystal Parks of Hesston, Kan. ; and half-sister, Andriea Van Well of Tolstoy, S. D. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Christians Funeral Home, Lindsborg, Kan.

Parsons, Janice Marie
1943-2009

Published Thursday, October 15, 2009
Visitation for Janice Marie Parsons, 66, of Bridgeport was to be 6 to 8 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Cremation will follow.
Parsons died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born July 5, 1943, in Hemet, Calif., to George Hall and Ertis Boner, she had an associate's degree in nursing. She was a member of American Legion and United States Bowling Congress. She fished, camped, crocheted, played bingo and bowled. She was preceded in death by her son, Henry Schiffman. She is survived by her husband, Michael Parsons; sons, Virgil "Chip" Keith "Rocky" and Cody Schiffman; stepsons, Michael and Sherrod Parsons; daughters, Anita Stansfield and Michele Huggins; stepdaughters, Larinda Groff and Laurie Grissom; brother, Doyle Hall and wife, Rhonda; sister, Arlis Bullard and husband, Dennis; grandchildren, Devon Schiffman, Kendal Small, Caci Campbell, Zakarie Huggins, Natasha Stansfield; eight step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Patterson, Fred
1957-2008

Published Sunday, January 4, 2009
Funeral for Fred Patterson, 51, of Bridgeport was to be at 1 p. m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial was to be at Wilson Prairie Cemetery.
Patterson died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, in Wise County. Born Nov. 8, 1957, in San Angelo to Fred Clyde Sr. and Mary Belle (Lewis) Patterson, he married Brenda Kay Wolfe Feb. 7, 2002, in Bridgeport. He was an oilfield consultant for Express Energy. He was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Cooksey. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Shera Elizabeth Welch and husband, Eric, of Alpine, Tasha Lynn Ward and husband, Patrick, of Justin, Amanda Munn of Bridgeport and Melissa Gutierrez of Azle; son, Tony Gutierrez Jr. of Benbrook; grandchildren, Brian, Kelly, Kegan and Bailey Munn and Isaac Gutierrez; and sister, Rhonda Cranford of Wimberly. Pallbearers were to be Tony Gutierrez, Mike Canada, Pete Munoz, Paul Acebedo, Dean Hebert, Lionel Luster, Carlos Aldaco and Brandy Byers. Honorary pallbearers were to be Amichael Dean Hebert, John Pigg, Marvin Ballard, Terry Palmour and Mike Smith.

Patterson, Patsy Jo
1935-2009

Published Sunday, December 13, 2009
Funeral for Patsy Jo Pointer Choate Patterson, 74, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Patterson died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 11, 1935, in Geary, Okla., to Dorris Pointer and Lucille Adams, she married Oliver N. Patterson Jr. July 8, 1970. She lived in Amarillo and Clarendon until she moved to Bridgeport in 1979. She owned Pat's Trucking Co. (Aggregate) in Bridgeport for 35 years. She entered the trucking business in 1971 and was one of the first female owners/truck drivers in the state. She was preceded in death by her husband; children, Terry, Michael and Sonya Choate; and granddaughter, Becky Washburn. She is survived by children, Rebecca Elam and husband, Wayne, of Bridgeport, Susan Murray of Chico, William Choate and wife, Bennie, of Childress, Mary Washburn of Bridgeport, Oliver N. Patterson (Corky) of Chico, Kelly Choate and wife, Kim, of Bridgeport, Van Choate and wife, Sherry, of Bridgeport; 32 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bessie Honea and husband, Andy, of Wichita Falls, Dorothy Houston of Enid, Okla. ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pavillard, Mary Louise 'Sweetheart'
1916-2009

Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Graveside service for Mary Louise "Sweetheart" Pavillard, 93, of Azle, formerly of Wise County, was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, June 20, at Azleland Cemetery.
Pavillard died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in Azle. Born March 3, 1916, in Amarillo to Elijah Clayton and Mary Edith Lacy, she lived in the Fort Worth area for more than 50 years and attended Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cordelia Louise Unger; and a brother, Bobby Clayton Lacy. She is survived by her sons, Tom Pavillard and wife, Charlotte, and Charles Pavillard, all of Azle; daughter, Mary Carol Barker and husband, Clyde, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Cindy, Scott, Katy, Valarie and Trena; and nine great-grandchildren.

Peel, Douglas ‘Doug’
1944-2009

Published Thursday, December 24, 2009
Funeral for Douglas "Doug" Peel, 65, of Fort Worth was Dec. 21 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth.
Peel died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. Born Sept. 29, 1944, in Fort Worth, he was raised in Boyd and Fort Worth. He worked at Federal Mogul in Dallas and EECU in Burleson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Day. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sharon Peel; brothers, Mark Peel and wife, Jeanie, and Jim Peel and wife, Evelyn; sister, Connie Reeder; and nieces and nephews.

Pepper, Elizabeth Holden
1926-2009

Published Thursday, January 8, 2009
Graveside service for Elizabeth Holden Pepper, 82, of Pampa, will be at 2 p. m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa with the Rev. Brian Christen officiating.
Pepper died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in Pampa. Born Jan. 30, 1926, in Balko, Okla., to George and Sarah Holden, she married Floyd Pepper July 13, 1954, in Miami. She was a resident of Pampa since 1959, a member of the Pampa Chapter No. 65 Order of the Eastern Star and was on the board of the Phil-Pet Credit Union. She worked in her garden, was a former beauty operator and cosmetologist and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her son, Jim Pepper and wife, Robbie, of Pampa; daughter, Jan Morrow and husband, Kenneth, of Decatur; brother, Chet Holden of Dumas; sister, Anna Holden of Denver, Colo. ; sister-in-law, Juanita Holden of Surprise, Ariz. ; granddaughter, Stacy Pepper of Fort Worth; two grandsons, Aaron Pepper of Evanston, Ill., and Matt Nichols and wife, Amber, of Waco. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 415 W. 8th Ave., Suite 300, Amarillo, TX 79101; American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 50433, Amarillo, TX 79159; or First Christian Church, 1633 N. Nelson, Pampa, TX 79065.

Perez, Michael Ray
1968-2009

Published Sunday, October 4, 2009
Mass of Christian burial for Michael Ray Perez, 40, of Round Rock was Sept. 24 at St. Williams Catholic Church with burial at Capital Memorial Park Cemetery in Pflugerville.
Perez died Sept. 21, 2009. He was born Dec. 22, 1968, in Mission to Manuel and Teresa Perez. He is survived by his parents of Rhome; sister, Melissa Ann Allen and husband, Greg, and their son, Zachary Allen; grandmother, Lupita Pena; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Perkins, Betty Lou
1928-2009

Published Sunday, October 11, 2009
Funeral for Betty Lou Perkins, 81, of Azle is 3 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial is at Boyd Cemetery and a reception will be held at 5 p. m. at the Fort Worth Angler's Club on Eagle Mountain Lake. Visitation is 1:30 to 3 p. m. Sunday.
Perkins died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born June 7, 1928, in Everett, Pa., to George and Eva M. (Clark) Leader, she married Millard Perkins Aug. 13, 1949, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker and a member of the Briar Baptist Church and the Fort Worth Angler's Club. She is survived by her husband; daughter, Gwendolyn Oliver and husband, Billy, of Granbury; sons, Roderick Perkins of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Clifford Perkins of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Chelsea Oliver; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Gary Brock, Bob Brummett, Roy Stell, Jackie Cooper, James Parviettie and Shorty Miller.

Perkins, Tifanie Mashae
1992-2009

Published Thursday, April 16, 2009
Funeral for Tifanie Mashae Perkins, 16, of North Richland Hills was April 14 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Perkins died Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Bryson. Born Sept. 22, 1992, in Dallas to Paul and Stephanie Perkins, she was a sophomore at Glenview Christian School in Fort Worth. She was accepted to the National Society of High School Scholars on March 31, 2009, was co-captain of her high school cheerleading squad, played volleyball, basketball and golf and rode four-wheelers and horses. She is survived by her mother, Stephanie Hipps, and husband, Greg, of North Richland Hills; her father, Paul Perkins, and wife, Myrna, of Weatherford; grandparents, Darla and Charlie Mac McCallum of Boyd, Malcolm and Carol Ann Tallman of Weatherford and Alice and Jimmy Thetford of Weatherford; great-grandparents, Bee Brouillette of Weatherford and Francis McCallum of Mesquite; stepsiblings, Tesa and J. R. Sivernal, Gregory, Jason and Erica Hipps and Brandon Gentry; stepgrandparents Sterling and Lila Sivernal; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Petty, Charles Olin
1947-2009
Published Sunday, April 5, 2009
Graveside service for Charles Olin Petty, 61, of Newark was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, April 4, at Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Withers was to officiate.
Petty died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in Newark. Born Aug. 31, 1947, in Fort Worth to Olin and Arzille (Freeman) Petty, he married Shirley Kaye Murray Aug. 21, 1964, in Weatherford. He was a lifetime resident of Newark, a retired mechanic for EMC Electrical in Grapevine and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Richard. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Tysha Barclay and husband, Audy, of Alvord; sons, Charles Aaron Petty of Newark and Micah Petty and wife, Stacy, of Rhome; nine grandchildren; his mother; sisters, Shirley Moran of Newark and Joyce Davis of Boyd; brother, Paul Petty of Boyd; as well as nieces and nephews.

Petty, Winfred Doyle 'Bill'
1921-2009

Published Sunday, February 1, 2009
Winfred Doyle "Bill" Petty, 87, of Boyd died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009.
Born Nov. 2, 1921, in Ben Wheeler to Nathan Winship and Dobie Lee Petty, he was a retired truck driver for Southwestern Transportation. He served in the U. S. Army on the Philippine Islands during World War II. Prior to living in Boyd, he lived in Mansfield, Bedford and Dallas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez. He is survived by his children, Glenda Kellum, Ray Petty and wife, Sylvia, Royce Petty and wife, MaryAnn, and Sylvia Todd; grandchildren, O'Teaka, Daren, Gregg, Royce Jr., Ron, Totter, Nathan and Teri; and sisters, Opal and Doris. Bill and Inez both donated their bodies to science.

Peyton, Wayne ‘PeeWee’
1936-2009

Published Thursday, July 30, 2009
Funeral for Wayne "PeeWee" Peyton, 72, of Alvord is at 10:30 a. m. Thursday, July 30, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Alvord with Pastor Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial is to follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Alvord. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Peyton died Monday, July 27, 2009, in Alvord. Born Nov. 21, 1936, in Alvord to John Henry and Willie (Claborn) Peyton, he married Bobbie Koger Jan. 10, 1963, in Waurika, Okla. He was an explosives expert for Austin Powder Co. since 1985 and a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by brothers, John Henry Peyton Sr., Billy George Peyton and Guinn Lewis Peyton; and sister, Donna Nickerson. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Tammy Peyton and husband, Dennis Barton, of Alvord and Kim Largent and husband, Audie, of Azle; son, Tony Peyton and wife, Lisa, of Alvord; grandsons, Lee Wayne Peyton Barton and Justin Barton; granddaughters, Laci, Megganne and Aarrialle Postell; brothers, Paul and Roy Peyton; and sisters, Linda Sue Worley and Margie Peyton. Pallbearers are David King, Scott Erwin, Jason Baird, Johnny Romines, Darrell Davidson and John Foster. Honorary pallbearers are Royce Hodges, Clarence Knight, Keith Smith, John Dahle, Harold Read and Forest Lemon.

Phillips, B.J. 'Jimmy'
1914-2009
Published Thursday, June 4, 2009
Funeral for B.J. "Jimmy" Phillips, 95, of Bridgeport is at 2 p. m. Saturday, June 6, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Dimmett officiating. Burial is at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Phillips died Monday, May 26, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born May 2, 1914, in Ben Wheeler to Henry and Ella Oliver Phillips, he married Jewel Kemp Nov. 30, 1935, in Midland. He retired from General Dynamics after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife on May 6, 1997; sisters, Frances White, Effie Curtis White and Gladys Wimberly; two half-sisters, Maggie Herron and Mamie Herron; and one half-brother, Wilburn Phillips. He is survived by his daughter, Betty Graves and husband, Harold, of Bridgeport; grandchildren, DeAnna Johnson and husband, Mike, of Bridgeport and Greg Graves and wife, Teresa, of Bridgeport; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Niki, Nolan, Nevan, Chris and Leslie; great-great-grandchildren, D'Arcy, Trinity and Lauren; and other relatives. Pallbearers are Frank Curtis, John Bankston, Bill Gandy, Carl Kemp, Leslie Phillips and Clayton White. Honorary pallbearers are W. D. Wimberly and Lloyd Wimberly.

Pierce, William 'Shorty'
1949-2009

Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Memorial service for William "Shorty" Pierce, 59, of Bridgeport is 4 p. m. Wednesday, June 24, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport.
Pierce died Monday, June 15, 2009, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 31, 1949, in Sunset to Boyce Mayon and Dorothy Katherine (Anderson) Pierce, he served in the U. S. Army and was a member of the VFW in Bowie. He was a retired truck driver. He is survived by his son, William Pierce Jr. of Bonham; daughters, Katherine Cook of Alvord, Gena Hurst and husband, Rodney, of Alvord and Tiffany Spencer and husband, David, of Duncan, Okla. ; and 10 grandchildren.

Pinkerton, A.D. ‘Bud’
1931-2009

Published Thursday, November 12, 2009
Funeral for A.D. "Bud" Pinkerton, 78, of Decatur was Nov. 10 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with Rev. Ken May and Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pinkerton died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 21, 1931, in Decatur to R. A. and Estella (Rucker) Pinkerton, he married Neta Reynolds in 1951. He served in the Texas National Guard 49th Armored Division Company C 155th Tank Battalion from 1949 to 1954. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2000. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Houchin and husband, Randall; son, Mark Pinkerton and wife, Denise; grandchildren, Monty Huston and husband, Eric, Luci Schulz and husband, Marcus, Amanda Nethery and husband, Jake, Josh Pinkerton and wife, Jennifer, Alan Houchin and wife, Briony, and Thomas Houchin and wife, Teri; 13 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Mozelle Harris. Pallbearers were Joshua Pinkerton, Eric Huston, Marcus Schulz, Jake Nethery, Thomas Houchin and Alan Houchin.

Pitts, Deana Gail
1949-2009
Published Thursday, October 29, 2009
Memorial service for Deana Gail Pitts, 60, of Decatur will be at a later date.
Pitts died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in Decatur. She was born March 21, 1949, in Decatur to Robert Sr. and Dorothy Mae (Miller) Pitts. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Samuel Pitts. She is survived by her father of Decatur; brothers, Leroy Pitts and wife, Sue, of Middlesboro, Ky., and Robert Pitts of Aurora; sisters, Pamela Joy Rhodes of Fort Worth and Brenda Taylor and husband, Terry, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pitts, John Carlos
1925-2008

Published Sunday, January 4, 2009
Funeral for John Carlos Pitts, 83, of Bridgeport was to be at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Lisby officiating. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Pitts died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, in Bridgeport. Born June 30, 1925, in Vineyard to Everett Wilson and Myrtle Ione (Morgan) Pitts, he served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was a retired welder for Acme Brick and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. He also fished and danced. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Pitts; son, Stephen Carlos Pitts; and sisters, Virgie Mae Gammage and Norma Jean Mills. Survivors include his son, Joe Morgan of Mineral Wells; daughters, Rhonda McIlroy of Cottondale, Jayne Pitts of Bridgeport and Connie Wood of Paradise; the mother of his children, Rumell Culps of Paradise; stepdaughters, Patti Madewell and husband, Tommy, Pam Martin, Lisa Valiant and Paula Geiser; grandchildren, Bryann McIlroy, Steve Pitts, Brandi Ford, Jason Sanders, Joey Harrelson, Rowdy Payton, April Smith, LaDusta Williams, Cody Bryant and Mark Sanders; stepgrandchildren, Shanda Smith, Douglas Worthington, Dack Crenshaw, Ashley Madewell, Austin Madewell, Chase Valiant, Channing Valiant and Dory Geiser; 15 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Lee Pitts and wife, Elaine, of Wizard Wells; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pixler, Willie W.
1916-2009
Published Sunday, December 13, 2009
Funeral for Willie W. Pixler, 93, of Fort Worth and formerly of Wise County is 2 p. m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Corner Stone Apostolic Church in Fort Worth.
Pixler died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Fort Worth. Pixler was born March 15, 1916, in Chattanooga, Okla. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Pixler; sons, Weldon W. Pixler, Mike Pixler Sr. and Tim Pixler and wife, Laura; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Plaza, Kiker Javier
2004-2009

Published Thursday, October 29, 2009
Funeral for Kiker Javier Plaza, 5, of Denton was to be at 1 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Southmont Baptist Church in Denton. Burial was to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Plaza died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Dallas. Born Sept. 19, 2004, in Denton to Francisco Javier Plaza and Candace Niblett Plaza, he was waiting for a heart transplant at Children's Medical Center in Dallas at the time of his death. He attended Mother's Day Out at Southmont Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents; sisters, Isabella Nichole Plaza and Magdalena Lee Plaza; brothers, Marc Anthony Plaza and Jakob Manuel Plaza; grandparents, Jane Kiker Niblett, Lonnie and Margaret Niblett and Magdalena Plaza; great-grandmother, Herminia Montecillo; and many cousins, aunts and uncles. Pallbearers were to be Juan Plaza, Marc Plaza, Curt Stephens and Cody Schroeder.

Polhemus, Phil
1944-2009

Published Sunday, October 18, 2009
Funeral for Phil Polhemus, 65, of Plano was to be at 4 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home in Dallas with Father Edward Shotly officiating.
Polhemus died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Plano. Born April 19, 1944, in Vernon to Merle Phillips Polhemus Sr. and Hazel Lucile Waggoner Polhemus, he graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1962. He attended college at Southwestern University at Georgetown and North Texas State University. He worked as a data processor and private consultant and was a member of the Methodist church. He was an Eagle Scout and held numerous leadership roles at the local and district levels for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association and was the former director for Chapter N and former assistant director for Chapter B. He belonged to the Quarter Century Wireless Association and was also involved with the Plano Amateur Radio Klub. He volunteered with Collin County ARES and was licensed in 1963 as WN5DFH. He also hunted and fished. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Suzanne Polhemus of Plano; sons, Scott Thomas Polhemus of Blue Ridge and Trey Polhemus of Napa, Calif. ; daughter, Michelle Patterson and husband, Kenny, of Carrollton; brother, John W. Polhemus and wife, Jennie, of Decatur; and a nephew. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Pope, John Philip
1921-2009

Published Thursday, August 27, 2009
Funeral for John Philip Pope, 87, of Crowley was to be at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Greenwood Chapel. Burial was to be at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur.
Pope died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born Sept. 17, 1921, in Newark to Jody Pope and Edith Stephens Pope, he served in the U. S. Army military police in Japan during World War II. He was a longtime member of Southcliff Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Jean Pope, in 1973; brother, Millard Pope; and sister, Dorothy Pierce. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Nelle W. Pope; daughters, Patsy Baker and husband, Alvin, of Decatur; Carol Mosley and husband, Gary, of Boyd; son, Philip Pope and wife, Anita, of Newark; and four grandchildren.

Potts, Billy K. 'Bill'
1935-2009

Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Funeral for Billy K. "Bill" Potts, 74, of Pampa was June 19 at the First Presbyterian Church in Pampa with the Rev. Kenny Rigoulot officiating. Entombment was at Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
Potts died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in Amarillo. Born March 12, 1935, in Paradise to Joseph Tatman Potts and Anna Atkins Potts, he was a 1953 graduate of Paradise High School. He received a bachelor of science degree from Texas Christian University in 1958 and a master of education degree from West Texas State University in 1971. He was an algebra and math teacher for 25 years, including time at Pampa Junior High, Robert E. Lee Junior High and Pampa High School. At Pampa High School he was the student council sponsor for six years and retired as chairman of the math department. He also coached junior high basketball for several years. He married Jane Cheyne June 1, 1961, in Amarillo. He was a lifetime member of NEA and TSTA where he worked as a regional consultant for eight years in Plainview. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of the U. S. Army and the Texas National Guard. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife; son, Parrish Kelley Potts and wife, Kathryn of Heath; four grandchildren, John Brennan, Michael, Andrew and Caroline Potts, all of Heath; brother, Bob Potts and wife, Mary, of Paradise; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Book of Remembrance, 525 N. Gray, Pampa, TX 79065.

Potts, Lori Ann
1967-2009

Published Sunday, August 23, 2009
Funeral for Lori Ann Potts, 42, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. Burial was to be at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Potts died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born May 20, 1967, in Bridgeport to the Rev. Larry and Beverly Ann (Adams) Potts, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by her son, Daniel Matthew Wells II of Youngstown, Ohio; granddaughter, Madeline Wells; her parents of Bridgeport; brothers, Steven Potts and wife, Barbara, of Granbury and David Potts of Corpus Christi; grandparents, Nelda Adams Flippin and husband, Gene, of Bridgeport and Helen Potts of Bridgeport; and nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles. Memorials may be made to the Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, P. O. Box 918, Gainesville, TX 76241.

Pounds-Corbin, Mary Ruth
1916-2009

Published Sunday, July 12, 2009
A private memorial service for Mary Ruth Pounds-Corbin, 92, of Decatur will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Pounds-Corbin died Monday, June 22, 2009, in Decatur. Born Aug. 13, 1916, in Decatur to Sterling and Maudie (Simmons) Pounds, she had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur since 1949 and was a member of the Decatur Hospital Auxiliary for 14 years. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis F. Pounds of Decatur; two sisters, Lillie Mae Warren of Coahoma and Jewel C. Woods of Dallas. She is survived by sons, Jerry Starnes of Decatur and James Starnes of Crawford, Tenn. ; grandchildren, Kirk, Kaylyn and Rob Starnes; and a great-grandson, Jackson. The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Decatur's building fund, 1200 W. Preskitt Rd. Decatur, TX 76234.

Powell, Kent Odell
1982-2009

Published Sunday, September 27, 2009
Funeral for Kent Odell Powell, 27, of Longview, and formerly of Decatur, was Sept. 25 at Decatur Church of Christ with Rick Ross officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Powell died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born Feb. 20, 1982, in Fort Worth to Phillip and Teresa (Wolf) Powell, he graduated from Decatur High School in 2000. He graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in geography and worked as a fracturing coordinator for Select Services in Longview. He married Natalie Mosley Dec. 22, 2006, in Plano. He was a member of Alpine Church of Christ in Longview. He is survived by his wife; son, Cason Powell of Longview; father of Bryan; mother of Decatur; brother, Trevor Powell and wife, Christina, of Weatherford; and grandfather, Gene Wolf, of Bridgeport. Pallbearers were Brad Culberson, Chase Coffman, Trevor Powell, Adam Piper, Darren Luera and Jonavan Jordan.

Poynor, Glenn
1928-2009

Published Thursday, October 8, 2009
Funeral for Glenn Poynor, 81, of Runaway Bay is at 2 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Runaway Bay Community Church with the Rev. Ollin Collins officiating. Wesley Poynor will give the eulogy.
Poynor died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, in Runaway Bay. Born Aug. 28, 1928, in Breckenridge to Daisy Sims Poynor and Aubrey Poynor, he graduated from Cisco High School in 1945. He graduated in 1950 from Texas Tech University with a bachelor of science in geology. Poynor married Fern Huestis in 1948. He was a regional manager with BJ Oilfield Services and later formed an oil and gas production partnership with his brother, Max, in Jacksboro. He also served on the school board for Jacksboro ISD and later helped develop the structure and charter of Runaway Bay. He was deacon and treasurer at Runaway Bay Community Church. He also played golf and ranched. He is survived by his wife; brothers, Max Poynor and wife, Stacie, of Fort Worth and Judge Clay Poynor and wife, Sandra, of Bridgeport; sons, Dr. Wesley Poynor and wife, Kay, of Richmond, Va., Garland Poynor of Chico and Richard Poynor and wife, Cathy, of Jacksboro; grandchildren, Patrick Poynor and wife, Kirsten, of Virginia Beach, Va., Ariane Reagor and husband, Shannan, of Royse City, Douglas Poynor of Corinth, Adrienne Poynor of Corinth and Nicholas Glenn Poynor of Jacksboro; great-grandchildren, Noah, Nicholas and Darin Reagor of Royse City; and numerous nieces and newphews. Pallbearers are Patrick Poynor, Nicholas Poynor, T. J. Poynor, Douglas Poynor, Shannan Reagor, Tres Poynor, Randy Chenot and Todd Whitfield. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Todd, Ralph Hammond, Rod Hammond, Tom Messer, Gary Davis, Bill White, James Wood, David Rader and Robert Shipley. The family requests memorials be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas in the name of Fern and Glenn Poynor. Contact the hospital at (800) 421-1121 or http://www. tsrhc. Org

Preston, Leroy
1935-2009

Published Sunday, August 30, 2009
Funeral for Leroy Preston, 73, of Chico was to be at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tom Dunn officiating. Burial was to follow at Chico Cemetery.
Preston died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Wichita Falls. Born Nov. 2, 1935, in Vine Grove, Ky., to Willard and Wilda (Witt Lucas) Preston, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and supervisor for APAC Texas in Irving. He married Sue Preston Sept. 6, 1976, in Fairfield. He was preceded in death by his wife; and his granddaughter, Stephanie Bates. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Sanders of Chico, Cathy Boughton and husband, Charles, of Scottsburg, Ill., and Kimberly Moon of Louisville, Ky. ; sons, Leroy Preston Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Paradise, Bobby Frank Bates and wife, Cindy, of League City, Ricky Lynn Bates and wife, Julie, of Manville; Larry Don Bates of Chico and Robby Joe Bates and wife, Diane, of Thornton; 12 grandchildren; and sisters, Thelma Donahue and husband, Pat, and Faye Rarick and husband, Teddy. Pallbearers were to be Leroy Preston Jr., Larry Bates, Michael Preston, Jason Quintero, Jim Duncan and R. J. Goodman.

Pruitt, Vernie Mae
1914-2009
Published Sunday, November 8, 2009
Funeral for Vernie Mae Pruitt, 95, of Jacksboro, was to be Saturday, Nov. 7, at Live Oak Baptist Church in Jacksboro. Larry Shields and David Nash were to officiate. Burial was to follow at Graves Cemetery.
Pruitt died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in Jacksboro. Born July 27, 1914, in Jacksboro to John Randall and Mary Idella (Weir) Middlebrooks, she was a retired Green Thumb leader. She married Sherwood Epps in 1935 and Reese Pruitt in 1960. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands; sons, Dalton Epps and Joe Melvin Epps; five sisters and three brothers. She is survived by daughters Carolyn King of Krugerville, Brenda Mobley of Odessa and Neva Ellison of Jacksboro; sons Thoburne "Toby" Epps of Chico, Dan Epps of Streetman; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pugsley, M. Neil
1934-2009

Published Sunday, January 25, 2009
Funeral for M. Neil Pugsley, 74, of Decatur was to be at 11 a. m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar officiating. Burial was to be at Sunset Cemetery.
Pugsley died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in Fort Worth. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Fort Worth to Harry T. and Mildred (Vowell) Pugsley, he was a graduate of Carter Riverside in Fort Worth. He married Kay Clendening Dec. 17, 1954. He was an Eagle Scout and Vigil Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Presbyterian School of Christian Education in 1960 and served 17 years in various areas of Christian education in Waco. He was leader and director at the annual Recreation Workshop and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. He graduated from Texas Christian University's ranch management program and was active in the Texas Agricultural Extension Program in Decatur. He earned a master's degree in agricultural education from Texas A&M University. He worked a small ranching operation in Wise County. He was a reserve police officer in Fort Worth through the REACT program and was elected DCAPT-W of the Eighth Coastal Region, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is survived by his wife; son, Kens Pugsley and wife, Reneau, of North Richland Hills; daughters, Marsha Owen of Port Aransas and Nancy Pugsley of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gay Durden and husband, Mike, of Lewisville. Honor guard was to be Mike Coyne, Kenneth Morris, Ray Baker, Rusty Washam, George Ott and Scott Strange. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport, annual Recreation Workshop or the USCG Auxiliary Life Ring.

Purcell, Betty Williamson
1929-2009
Published Thursday, September 10, 2009
Funeral for Betty Williamson Purcell, 79, of Denton was to be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the DeBerry Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial was to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Purcell died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at a Denton hospital. Born Nov. 17, 1929, in Decatur to Eldon Williamson and Glee Elliott Williamson, she graduated from Denton High School and attended Texas Woman's University. She was a real estate broker with Golden Triangle Century 21, was later a self-employed real estate broker and was a member of Singing Oaks Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her brother, B. R. Williamson. She is survived by her son, Timothy Purcell; sister, Rozelle Jones of Dallas; and grandchild, Wade Douglas Purcell. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038; or the Denton Humane Society, P. O. Box 1972, Denton, TX 76202.

Quinones, Patricia Ann
1935-2009

Published Sunday, October 18, 2009
Funeral for Patricia Ann Quinones, 74, of Alvord was Oct. 16 in Decatur with Julian Garcia officiating. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Cemetery in Burleson.
Quinones died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. Born Oct. 7, 1935, in Palo Pinto County to Ernest Milton and Birtie Edgmon Young, she was a bookkeeper for 13 years for the town of Ponder before retiring in 2008. She is survived by daughters, Cindy Smith and husband, Tommy, of Alvord and Karen Beckham and husband, John, of Weatherford; sister, Barbara Jean Phillips of Rendon; grandchildren, Marshall Jones, Kristina West, Justin Smith, Nichole Hernandez, Kelly Beckham and Daniel Beckham; great-grandchildren, Sabra, Xaviera, Dominick and Kaleton; and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were John Beckham, Tommy Smith, Todd West, Daniel Beckham, Justin Smith and Marshall Jones.