Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2010
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Ables, Willie Benton, Jr.
1977-2010

Published Sunday, December 5, 2010
Funeral for Willie Benton Ables Jr., 32, of Decatur was Dec. 1 at Bolivar Baptist Church in Bolivar with Shawn James officiating. Burial was at Sanger Cemetery in Sanger.
Ables died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Decatur.Born Dec. 17, 1977, in Lewisville to Willie Benton Ables Sr. and Judy (Russell) Ables, he was employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Ables is survived by daughter Josilyn Ables and her mother, Rachael Griffith, both of Lewisville; mother and stepfather, Judy and Dan Sessom of Decatur; father and stepmother, Willie and Wanda Ables of Gatesville; sisters Melinda Colston and husband, Bruce, of Decatur and Tammy Ables and husband, Dre Silman, of Wilmer-Hutchins; grandmother Fanny Russell of Decatur; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Adams, Terri Cruson
1960-2010
Published Thursday, January 7, 2010
Private graveside service will be held for Terri Cruson Adams, 49, of Denton at Long Branch Cemetery in Rising Star.
Adams died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Denton.She was born April 6, 1960, in Fort Worth to Bobby Gene and Sandra Milford Cruson.She is survived by her brothers, John Adams Jr. and wife, Stacy, of Perrin and Clint Adams and wife, Sara, of Decatur.

Aguilar, Teri Williams
1994-2010

Published Sunday, June 27, 2010
Memorial for Teri Williams Aguilar, 16, of Newark was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at First Family Church in Garland with Rusty Mitchell officiating.
Aguilar died Monday, June 21, 2010, in Decatur.Born Feb. 13, 1994, in Mesquite to Gary and Mary Jean (DeLeon) Williams, she married Gabriel Aguilar June 8, 2010, in Abilene. She is survived by her parents of Tuscola; husband of Newark; brothers Colby Williams and wife, Jamie, of San Diego and Caleb Williams of Tuscola; grandparents, Joe and Mary DeLeon of Mesquite; and aunts and uncles.

Aguilera, Maria Torres
1956-2010

Published Sunday, January 24, 2010
Memorial service for Maria Torres Aguilera, 53, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
Aguilera died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in Decatur.Born Sept. 18, 1956, in Monahans to Octabio F. and Tomasa Acosta Torres, she married Raul Carrasco July 17, 1997, in New Mexico.She is survived by her husband; son, Jose Miguel Sandoval of Decatur; and numerous cousins.

Albritton, Frances Suratt
1932-2010

Published Thursday, November 4, 2010
Graveside service for Frances Suratt Albritton, 77, of Paradise, was to be Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Paradise Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Leavenworth officiating.
Albritton died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Decatur. Born Dec. 30, 1932, in Fort Worth to James and Tollie (Stevens) Suratt Jr., she married Raz Albritton July 19, 1951, in Fort Worth. Albritton was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Kaye Albritton; brothers Weldon Suratt, Jack Suratt and Bud Suratt; sisters Mary Davidson, Pete Meeks, Marge Arcivar and Lois Suratt.She is survived by son Glenn Albritton of Paradise; grandchildren Jeremy, Kassandra and Ashley; great-grandchildren J.J. and Lane; and other relatives.

Alexander, JT
1928-2010
Published Thursday, June 10, 2010
Memorial for JT Alexander, 81, of Weatherford, formerly of Wise County, was June 7 at Carrillo Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 4, 1928, in Brownwood, Alexander died Thursday, June 3, 2010, in Bridgeport.He is survived by a son, Lawrence Alexander and wife, Darla; daughters, Loretta Alexander and Debbie Alexander; mother of his children, Betty Robinson; brother, Jim Alexander and wife, Joyce; sister, Gloria Blackstalk; grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Joni, Lisa, Kelly and husband, Cory, Amanda and Coty; and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jake, Emily and Hayden.

Allard, Jim Austin, Jr.
1927-2010

Published Sunday, July 25, 2010
Funeral for Jim Austin Allard Jr., 82, of Jacksboro, was July 23 in Jacksboro. The Rev. John Ward officiated. Burial followed at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.
Allard died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Jacksboro.Born Sept. 30, 1927, in Wichita Falls to Jim Austin and Selma (Jones) Allard Sr., he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was also a retired minister of the Assembly of God church. He served in churches in Mississippi and Texas, including Paradise.He is survived by his wife, Eva (Delker) Cox Allard; sons, Mike Allard of Houston, Jim Allard of Iowa Park and Danny Cox of Aurora, Colo; daughter Janet McGonigle of Nickerson, Kan.; brothers Dan Allard of Bridgeport and David Allard of Kingsland; sister Donna Barnett of Colby, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Anderson, Faye 'Polly' Holcomb
1937-2010

Published Sunday, March 21, 2010
Funeral for Faye "Polly" Holcomb Anderson, 92, of Keller was March 18 in Hurst. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Anderson died Monday, March 15, 2010.Born Aug. 20, 1917, in Paradise to William and Annie Mae Cansler Holcomb, she met her husband, Luther Anderson, when she was 13, and they married Aug. 28, 1937, in Decatur. She played card games, and she was known by her family as the "Bingo Queen."Anderson was preceded in death by her husband March 14, 2006; and son, Melvin Lee Anderson.She is survived by children, Winfred Ray Anderson and wife, Cathy, Beverly Ann Spradlin and husband, Joe, Sandra Kay Richards and husband, Dennis, David Anderson and wife, Donna, and Charley Glenn Anderson and wife, Dinah; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Anderson, Hershel M.
1929-2010

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010
Memorial for Dr. Hershel M. Anderson, 81, of Rockport is 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton.
Anderson died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Denton.Born Aug. 24, 1929, in College Mound to Roy and Rosa Lou Anderson, he graduated from Decatur High School and served two tours in the U.S. Armed Forces as a second lieutenant stationed in Berlin between World War II and the Korean War. He married Elaine Clair Austin Sept. 19, 1953. In 1954, Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from North Texas State University and was named the Outstanding Accounting Graduate. He worked on the audit staff at Arthur Andersen in Dallas for two years before earning his master's of business administration in accounting from the University of Texas and doctorate in accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1961. Following graduation, he taught at UT-Austin and NTSU. He wrote multiple professional articles and textbooks.He and his wife worked with the Tarahumara Indians at St. Elena, near Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico, building a school which educates 60 students in first through sixth grades.He is survived by his wife; children Becky Molidor of Frisco, Roy Anderson of Denton and Beth Buchanan of Waco; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers Phil, Joe and James; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to Tarahumara Indians in care of Community United Methodist Church in Ruidoso, N.M.

Ary, Aboud M.
1949-2010

Published Thursday, July 1, 2010
Funeral for Aboud M. Ary, 61, of Decatur will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. David Isabelle will officiate. A bereavement dinner will follow in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Ary died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Decatur.Born Feb. 12, 1949, in Jerusalem, to Malki and Anne Ary, he was the owner of A. Ary Co. He married Cindy Broach Oct. 13, 1979, in Fort Worth.He is survived by his wife; sons, Malki Aboud Ary and wife, Brooke, of Australia, Mark Anthony Ary and John Paul Ary; grandchildren, Isaac Aboud Ary, Benjamin Donald Ary, Kailey Gloria Ary, Katelyn Michelle Ary, Abigail Grace Ary; brothers, Sammy Ary and George Ary, both of Jordan; sisters, Suade Ray, Mary Zoorob and Diane Ary; and nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be Malki Ary, Mark Ary, John Paul Ary, Quinn Greer, Adib Zoorob and Lynn Greer. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Coker, Billy Runyan, Wayne Snodgrass, Donald Greer and Brent Gage.

Atkinson, Frank
1932-2010
Published Thursday, October 7, 2010
Funeral for Frank Atkinson, 78, of Woodson, formerly of Paradise, was Oct. 5 at Woodson First Baptist Church with the Revs. Peter Parker and Robert Hodgkiss officiating. Burial was at Woodson Cemetery.
Atkinson died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in Woodson. Born Sept 13, 1932, in Woodson to William Alvin and Odessa Wright Atkinson, he married Allie Runez Dec. 24, 1953, in Haskell. Atkinson was an electrician for El Paso Natural Gas and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth and James Keaton Atkinson.Atkinson is survived by daughters Debra Denise Cornelius and husband, Tommy, of Blackwell, and Patricia Renee Barton and husband, Mark, of Collinsville, Okla.; son Dennis Alvin Atkinson and wife, Debbie, of Big Spring; sister Donna Ruth Rials of Iowa Park; and brothers Ray Gene Atkinson of Snyder, Lester Buford (L.B) Atkinson and wife, Barbara, of Woodson, and Wilburn Lee Atkinson and wife, Joyce, of Iowa Park.He is also survived by grandchildren Buddy Allen Atkinson, Brandy Reshea Spencer and husband, Chris, Crystal Diane Worth and husband, Drew, Brandon Thomas Cornelius and wife, Kaycee, Tasha Denise Norman and husband, Brent, and Chasity Brittany Barton; great-grandchildren Kylie Renee Barton-Delavan, Brodie Willis Norman, Allie Denise Norman, Elisabeth Nicole Cornelius, Emily Page Spencer, Hailey Reshea Spencer, Bay Allen Atkinson and Brenley Race Atkinson.Memorials may be made to the Woodson Cemetery Association.

Auvenshine, Alsa Jean 'Lucy'
1928-2010

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010
Graveside service for Alsa Jean "Lucy" Auvenshine, 82, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Decatur, is 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Visitation was to be 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home. Auvenshine died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, in Tucson.Born Dec. 17, 1928, in Chico to Herbert Lausin and Hattie (Blocker) Cox, she married Harold Ambrose Auvenshine June 16, 1947, in Decatur. Auvenshire retired from First National Bank in Decatur as a bookkeeper after 20 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur and a Girl Scout and Brownie leader.She is survived by daughter Nancy D. Nixon of Tucson; granddaughter Lori Merkel of Bastrop; stepdaughters Pam Miller of Canyon and Beverly Lewis of Amarillo; a great-grandson; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Bailey, Cecil
1926-2010

Published Thursday, November 4, 2010
Graveside service for Cecil Bailey, 83, of Mesquite, formerly of Bridgeport, was Nov. 2 at East Bridgeport Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Bailey died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, in Mesquite. Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Bridgeport to Cuil and Vaudie Bailey, he attended Bridgeport schools but was drafted his senior year into the Army during World War II and was deployed to Japan. Bailey attended Austin College in Sherman, earning a bachelor's degree in 1950. He earned a master's degree in 1953 from the University of North Texas.Bailey taught school for 34 years and retired in 1983. Twenty-seven of those years were with the Dallas Independent School District, and early in his career, he taught and coached junior high students at Bridgeport. Bailey also coached and was a principal in the Spade school district. He was a 32nd-degree mason and was a lifetime member of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge. Bailey was preceded in death by his grandson, Eric Hoeft, and his sister, Helen Gregg.He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce; daughters Brenda Bailey of Mesquite and Linda Barr and husband, David, of Dallas; grandchildren Scott Hoeft, Lauren Hays and Aaron Barr; sister Jean Ehle; and many nieces and nephews.

Bailey, Gordon
1923-2010

Published Thursday, May 20, 2010
Private services will be held for Gordon Bailey, 86, of Yucca Valley, Calif.
Private services will be held for Gordon Bailey, 86, of Yucca Valley, Calif.Bailey died May 14, 2010, in Decatur.Born July 6, 1923, in Toronto, Canada, to William John and Eleanor Shone Bailey, he watched horse races and became a a U.S. citizen June 18, 2009.He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.He is survived by daughters, Barbara Ann Keller and husband, Thomas, of Decatur, and Peggy Coutu of Walnut, Calif.; grandchildren, John Turner and Charlene Clemmons; three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Taylur and James; sister, Margaret Langley of Hemet, Calif.; and two nephews.

Bailey, Oma Louise
1922-2010

Published Sunday, June 20, 2010
Funeral for Oma Louise Bailey, 88, of Denton and formerly of Decatur was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Bailey died Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Denton.Born April 10, 1922, in Riley Springs to Albert Franklin and Mary Ruth Parsons Mowell, she married Ray Vendy Bailey Oct. 31, 1942, in Terrell. She was a hairdresser for 37 years and owned the Ridge Crest Beauty Salon in Irving for seven years. She was preceded in death by her husband May 11, 2000.She is survived by her son, Bill Bailey and wife, Carol, of Rhome; daughters, Raynelle Meyers and Linda Ozburn and husband, Robert, of Denton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Delia Woods of Waxahachie and Margaret Davis of Arlington.Pallbearers were to be Clay Bailey, Aaron Meyers, Ryan Mitchell, Landon Mitchell, David Woods and Rick Davis.

Baird, Lawanda Jean
1940-2010

Published Sunday, October 24, 2010
Funeral for Lawanda Jean Baird, 70, of Alvord, is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at First Baptist Church of Alvord with the Rev. Kevin Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Jonestown Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Baird died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Decatur. Born Jan. 12, 1940, in Tulia to Paul Artie and Mildred Josephine Chappell Reid, she married Jim R. Baird Sept. 2, 1961, in Tulia. Baird was the Alvord High School secretary for 24 years and was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Alvord.Baird is survived by her husband; sons Paul Ray Baird and wife, Mona, of Forestburg and Jason Baird of Alvord; grandchildren Matthew Baird and wife, Kristen, of Bowie, Brett and Whitney Baird, both of Forestburg; great-grandchildren Brayden and Bryce Baird of Bowie; sister Paula McWilliams of Snyder; aunt Joyce Gaston of Nocona; and several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers are Mack Thweatt, Mike Curran, Mike Cole, Larry Talley, Gaylynn Wheelis and Bobby Watts. Honorary pallbearers are Rex Frye, Jacky Rutledge, Ted Maxwell and Jerry Clement.

Baker, Lucy M.
1921-2010
Published Sunday, July 4, 2010
Graveside service for Lucy M. Baker, 88, of Rhome was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Aurora Cemetery with Bobby Andrew Norman officiating.
Baker died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Decatur.Born Oct. 11, 1921, in Rhome to James and Oma (Lewis) Sparks, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Lee Baker and sisters, Pauline Ford and Mabel Ramsey.She is survived by her son, Joe Baker Jr. and wife, Marilyn, of North Richland Hills; daughters, Sandra Jennings and husband, Doyle, of Rhome and Anita Sue Baker of Rhome; grandchildren, Vearl, Amy, Corbett, Curtis, Joe Walter and James; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, James Embry Sparks of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.Honorary pallbearers were to be Vearl Wolverton, Corbett Jennings, Curtis Jennings, Bryson Jennings, Hunter Jennings, Joe Walter Baker and Jimmy Baker.

Baker, Peggy Joyce Livengood
1924-2010

Published Sunday, August 15, 2010
Funeral for Peggy Joyce Livengood Baker, 85, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with Roy Deaver officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Baker died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, in Decatur. Born Nov. 15, 1924, in Cottondale to John and Liola (Coffman) Livengood, she married Joe Baker Jr. June 19, 1970, in Granbury. She was a longtime nutritionist and director at Golden Years Haven. She was a Rhome City Council member and a member of the Rhome Church of Christ.She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Zollie Livengood; sister, Thelma Young; and son, Stephen McCurdy.She is survived by her son, Blake McCurdy and wife, Chris, of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Jackee DeLay and husband, Charles, of Shell Knob, Md.; brother, John Livengood and wife, Joanne, of Decatur; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives.Pallbearers are Blake McCurdy, Joe Walter Baker, Biff Joslin, James Baker, Richard White and Vearl Wolverton.

Barclay, Albert Monroe 'Pete'
1916-2010

Published Thursday, October 14, 2010
Graveside service for Albert Monroe "Pete" Barclay, 94, of Alvord was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Alvord Cemetery with Sonny Cole officiating.
Barclay died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, in Decatur.Born Jan. 12, 1916, in Forestburg to John Robert and Claude Kuykendall Barclay, he was a pipefitter welder. He married Ina Pearl Palmer May 9, 1944, in Waxahachie. Barclay served in the U.S. Army from 1937 to 1940 and was a member of the Church of Christ.Barclay was preceded in death by son Teddy Albert Barclay.He is survived by his wife; daughters Betty Jean Slovacek and husband, Robert, of Mabank and Ann Phillips and husband, Danny, of Burleson; son Michael Barclay and wife, Tony, of Alvord; daughter-in-law Kay Barclay of Valley View; brother Theo Barclay of Dallas; sister Buena Mae Westbrook of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas Chapter, 101 Summit Ave., Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX 76102 or ALS Association - North Texas Chapter, 1231 Greenway Dr., Suite 270, Irving, TX 75038.

Barnett, Frona Genevra 'Gee'
1916-2010

Published Thursday, February 18, 2010
Memorial service for Frona Genevra "Gee" Barnett, 93, of Paradise is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Church of Christ in Paradise with Sam Starr officiating. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Barnett died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, in Bridgeport. Born Oct. 27, 1916, in Paris to Duncan Buford and Frona Geneva (Profitt) Howeth, she married George Henry Barnett July 11, 1948, in Paris. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband Feb. 27, 1997; son, Thomas Barnett; brothers, Johnny Driver and D.B. Howeth; and sisters, Zona Stephenson and Elizabeth Towers.She is survived by her sons, James Barnett and Gary Barnett and wife, Dona, of Paradise; grandchildren, Mandy, Paul, Tommy, Jimmy H., Mary, Erin, Heather, Jimmy B. and Johanna; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Denola Towers, Lois Nicholson, Milie Nicholson and Mildred Gardner.

Beard, Teresia Gail Crenshaw
1951-2010

Published Thursday, August 12, 2010
Funeral for Teresia Gail Crenshaw Beard, 59, of North Richland Hills and formerly of Paradise was Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Legacy Church of Christ.
Beard died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010.Born Jan. 2, 1951, in Amarillo to Joe and Betty Crenshaw, she was the oldest of 10 children. She received a occupational therapy degree from Texas Woman's University. She married Gary Devon Beard June 22, 1973.Gary Beard was a minister at Paradise Church of Christ from 1985-2005, where Teresia was a member. She was a member of Legacy Church of Christ for the last five years. She began working at Fort Worth Christian School in 1992 and served as director of the after-school childcare program, office aide and computer technician. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2005; sister, Jean Crenshaw; and nephew, Tye Brazell.She is survived by her mother of Sunray; children, Cary Beard and wife, Erica, of Abilene, Tiffany Beard of Austin, Chiara Davidson and husband, Travis, of Edmond, Okla., and Landrea Beard of Edmond; grandchildren, Kaylee and Campbell Beard, Devon Sanders and Catch, Colt and Chenna Davidson; foster grandchild, Shane; siblings, Angaleta Crenshaw, Jack Crenshaw, Thelma Brazell and husband, Richard, Tonya Canales and husband, Johnny, and Merida Robertson and husband, Bryan; and sisters-in-law, Gayle Driskill and husband, Larry, and Martha Chadwick and husband, Leon.Memorials may be made to Fort Worth Christian School in North Richland Hills or Foster's Home for Children in Stephenville.

Beckmann, Charles L.
1927-2010

Published Thursday, May 6, 2010
Funeral for Charles L. Beckmann, 83, of Keller, formerly of Wise County, will be 4 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Hillside Community Church in Keller. Burial will follow in Bourland Cemetery in Keller.
Beckmann died Monday, May 3, 2010, in Keller.Born Jan. 7, 1927, to Chas and Lillian Beckmann in St. Louis, Mo., he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Beckmann; and granddaughter, Taylor Glonek.Beckmann is survived by sons, Gary Charles Beckmann and wife, Diane, and Chris Beckmann and wife, Denise; daughter, Janet Glonek and husband, Mark; and grandchildren, Ross, Patrick, Chase and Stephen.

Bell, Jonny
1995-2010

Published Thursday, April 1, 2010
Funeral for Jonny Bell, 14, of Decatur will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Joe Bruce will officiate. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.
Bell died Sunday, March 28, 2010.Born Sept. 5, 1995, in Fort Worth to Jon Bell and Gwen Koppers, he was a student at Decatur Middle School and a member of the football team. He was also a member of Real Family Fellowship in Azle.He formerly attended Saginaw Elementary School and was a past member of Saginaw Youth Association and Pioneer Youth Baseball and Softball Association.He is survived by his father and wife, Tammy; his mother; stepfather, Kevin Goodrich; sisters, Kaycee and Abigail Bell; brother, Kelby Bell; stepbrothers, Troy, Nickolas and Andrew Barrios; grandfather, William Bell and wife, Katrina; grandmother, Susi Bell; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bell, Melvin
1955-2010

Published Thursday, January 14, 2010
Graveside service for Melvin Bell, 54, of Rhome was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Azleland Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Bell died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in Decatur.Born Nov. 6, 1955, in Fort Worth to Leroy and Doris Juanita (Irvine) Bell, he maried Joyce Dale Kelley May 1, 1997, in Fort Worth. He was a diesel mechanic.He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Lee Bell.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Amanda Leigh Bell of Dallas; stepchildren, Ray Hilburn, Nathan Hunter, Tera Lavender and Daniel Hunter; nine step-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Swallow and husband, Roy, of Newark and Charlotte Collins and husband, Dale, of Rhome; brothers, Calvin Bell and wife, Beverly, of San Angelo and James Bell and wife, Donna, of Fort Worth; and numerous other relatives.

Bennett, Tommy Ray
1949-2010

Published Sunday, April 25, 2010
A private service will be held for Tommy Ray Bennett, 61, of Newark.
Bennett died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at his home. Born March 8, 1949, in Durant, Okla., to Tommy and Mildred Bennett Jr., he served in the Army and was a retired machinist. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Bennett.He is survived by his son, Tracy Bennett and wife, Chrystal, of Newark; mother and father, both of Newark; and brothers Steve Bennett of Newark and Larry Bennett of Denton.

Bewley, Frankie Louise
1933-2010

Published Sunday, January 31, 2010
Funeral for Frankie Louise Bewley, 76, of Rhome, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Boyd Cemetery.
Gerre Joiner will officiate. Family visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home.Bewley died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in Decatur.Born Dec. 20, 1933, to William Thomas and Clara Dell Oates Smith in Wise County, she worked as a custodian at Boyd ISD and Azle ISD for more than 20 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Leroy Bewley, in December 1990, and a daughter, Cathy Young.She is survived by sons, Quinn Wilson and wife, Debra, and Terry Lynn Wilson and wife, Rheaba, all of Rhome; sisters, Dorothy Hayes of White Settlement and Mary Ruth Williams of Briar; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.Pallbearers will be Johnny Munds, Johnny White, Ronnie Smith, Jeff Dickens, Tim Ivy and Clyde Slimp.

Bizaillion, Jennifer Laine 'Jenny'
1978-2010
Published Sunday, February 28, 2010
Funeral for Jennifer Laine "Jenny" Bizaillion, 31, of Keller was Feb. 25 at Richland Hills Church of Christ with burial at a cemetery near Decatur.
Bizaillion died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010.She was born Aug. 3, 1978, in Abilene to Rick and Beverly Jones Ross.She is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Malaya; parents of Decatur; brothers, Josh Ross and wife, Kayci, and Jonathan Ross and wife, Jennifer; maternal grandmother, Bobbie Jones of Decatur ; paternal grandmother, Mary Jo Ross; father- and mother-in-law, Greg and Pam Bizaillion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Blalock, Buddy Erick
1961-2010

Published Thursday, December 23, 2010
Funeral for Buddy Erick Blalock, 49, of Bridgeport was Dec. 21 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Revs. Dana Coker and Johnny Irish officiating. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Blalock died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in Fort Worth. Born April 15, 1961, in Bridgeport to Buddy and Carnelia (Tackel) Blalock, he was a lease operator for Mitchell Energy and a member of the First United Methodist Church.Blalock is survived by daughters Amanda Handley of Bridgeport and Ericka Blalock of Woodward, Okla.; grandchildren Jalyn and Dane Handley and Rayli Barboza; his parents; brother Jeff Blalock and wife, Shanna of Bridgeport; and cousins and other relatives.Pallbearers were David Hutto, David Saling, Craig Sellars, Dewayne Torres, Tony Green, Brett Munn, Rob Hawkins and Bart Weatherly.

Blaylock, Carroll Reece
1950-2010
Published Sunday, February 14, 2010
Funeral for Carroll Reece Blaylock, 59, of Sunset was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Assembly of God Church in Sunset with Glenn Waldon officiating. Burial was to follow at Smyrna Cemetery.
Blaylock died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in Sunset. Born June 28, 1950, in Fort Worth to Alton Lee and Venice Elvira (Burris) Blaylock, he married Patty Horner June 19, 1970, in Waurika, Okla. Blaylock was an AMPI truck driver for 23 years, and he camped and fished. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Blaylock; and a son, Shawn Blaylock. He is survived by his wife; son, Darrel Blaylock and wife, Morgan, of Sunset; daughters, Tonya Gose and husband, Mark, of Alvord, and Jaime Richison and husband, Kevin, of Bowie; grandchildren, Kenzee Richison, Ryder Richison, Zoe Blaylock, Maggie Blaylock, Gracie Gose and Addison Gose; brother, Donald Blaylock and wife, Francis, of Dean; sister, Junell Fowler and husband, John, of Sunset; sister-in-law, Jean Blaylock of Decatur; and nieces and nephews.

Bordner, Alva Jewell
1927-2010
Published Thursday, May 6, 2010
Mass for Alva Jewell Bordner, 83, of Bridgeport was May 4, at St. John's Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father Sojan George officiating. Burial was at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Bordner died Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Bridgeport. She was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Bridgeport to Alvin and Jewel Holt.Bordner is survived by her husband of 61 years, Frank "Petie" Bordner; daughter, Melinda Manoushagian and husband, Ralph, of Bedford; grandchildren, Beth Wykrent and husband, Damon, of Highland Village and Andy Manoushagian of Los Angeles; and great-grandson, Luke Wykrent.Memorials may be made to St. John's Catholic Church, 1801 Irvin St., Bridgeport, TX 76426, or the National Kidney Foundation.

Bost, Ola Tennye Chilton
1919-2010

Published Sunday, July 18, 2010
Funeral for Ola Tennye Chilton Bost, 91, of Bridgeport was July 16 at Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery. David Burrows and the Rev. Craig Erb officiated.
Bost died Monday, July 12, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born July 11, 1919, in Bridgeport to James Ernest Chilton and Thelma Verdee (Hawkins) Chilton, she married Charles Emmett Bost June 13, 1937, in Bridgeport. She retired as a bookkeeper and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.Bost was preceded in death by her husband; son, Charles Emmitt Bost Jr.; and daughter, Judy Carol Bost. She is survived by son, James Bost and wife, Cheryl, of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Melanie Bost of Bridgeport, Bryan Bost and wife, Christine, of Okinawa, Japan, Kevin Bost and wife, Joanna, of Hull, Ga., and Patricia Bost of Alpharetta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Tyeler Bost, Cody Bost, Megan Bost, C.J. Bost, Jackson Bost and Julianna Bost; daughter-in-law, Diane Bost Brooks and husband, Courtney, of Dawsonville, Ga.; sisters, Maxine Gregory and Jan Montford and husband, Bill, all of Bridgeport; sisters-in-law, Jean Bost of Beaumont and Mary Lois Bost Porter and husband, Pete, of Dallas; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Bowen, Mary 'Bee'
1919-2010

Published Thursday, October 14, 2010
Graveside service for Mary "Bee" Bowen, 91, of Graham was Oct. 12 at Greenwood Cemetery.
Bowen died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, in Graham.Born Aug. 31, 1919, in Decatur to Grady and Corrie McCracken Keown, she married James Walter Bowen Jr. in 1945. She moved to Fort Worth to work for North American Aviation during World War II, where she met her husband. They lived in Shreveport, La., for many years and moved to Sherman upon his retirement. Bowen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sherman.She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 11, 2002.She is survived by niece Teresa Dodson and husband, Derrell, of Graham; nephews Charles Montgomery and wife, Jeanette, of Greenwood and Gary Montgomery and wife, Carrolle, of Bend, Ore.Memorials may be made to Virginia's House, 729 Elm St., Graham, TX 76450 or your favorite charity.

Boyd, Wanda Sue
1947-2010

Published Sunday, July 11, 2010
Memorial for Wanda Sue Boyd, 62, of Justin was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Jackie Davis was to officiate.
Boyd died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at her home in Justin.Born Nov. 1, 1947, to Tom and Bessie (Sikes) Hunt in Weatherford, she married Jimmy C. Boyd on May 2, 1963, in Breckenridge. She was a Baptist.She was preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas Boling and Tommy Hunt; and a sister, Delores Campbell.She is survived by her husband; daughter, Carolyn Sue Hewson and husband, Bill, of Azle; sons, Jimmy Dwain Boyd of Justin and Jason Carol Boyd and wife, Jennifer, of Rhome; grandchildren, Desiree, Brittney, Chelsea, Dally, Jacob and Harley; three great-grandchildren; brother, James Hunt of Mineral Wells; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Boydston, Willis Kemp 'Bubba'
1931-2010

Published Thursday, March 4, 2010
Graveside service for Willis Kemp "Bubba" Boydston, 78, of Decatur was Feb. 27 at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating.
Boydston died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, in Decatur. Born Aug. 6, 1931, in Decatur to Charlie Simmons and Bertha Elizabeth Kemp Boydston, he married Patsy Jean King July 15, 1956, in Decatur. He served in the U. S. Army and was a member of Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur.Boydston was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years; brother, Carroll Boydston; and sister, Della Cisco.He is survived by his daughter, Pam Wood and husband, Raymond, of Decatur; sisters, Charlene Eakman of Decatur and Opal Othell Smith of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Nicki and Natalie Wood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Boyers, Glenn William
1946-2010

Published Sunday, October 10, 2010
Memorial service for Glenn William Boyers, 64, of Alvord will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at New Vision Ministries in Alvord with Quint Burks officiating.
Boyers died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in Decatur.Born Aug. 4, 1946, in Joplin, Mo., to William Francis and Ada Louise Jones Boyers, he was a steel detailer for Watson-Boyers and Associates for 27 years. Boyers married Darla Burks Dec. 1, 1990, in Irving and was a member of New Vision Ministries. He also fished, golfed and bowled. Boyers is survived by his wife; daughters Maria Boyers and Marnie Boyers, both of Mesquite and Persephone Shelley and husband, Matthew, of Irving; son Quint Burks and wife, Cherri, of Alvord; grandchildren Ashley Vasquez, Brandi Medders, Jennifer Vasquez, Austin Shelley, Amber Glenn Vasquez, Drew Burks, Ryan Shelley, Jason Burks, Mason Shelley and Katie Boyers; and great-grandchildren Clay and Destiny Medders and Landon Shelley.He is also survived by godchild Joey Howard; brothers-in-law Gary Presley, Skip Matthews and Tim Matthews and wife, Jan; and sister-in-law Cheryl Matthews.

Brady, Sue Frances Hoyl
1939-2010

Published Sunday, February 28, 2010
Funeral for Sue Frances Hoyl Brady, 70, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was to be at Paradise Cemetery.
Brady died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, in Decatur.Born March 24, 1939, in Decatur to Ralph E. and Dale Garrison Hoyl, she was raised in Decatur and was a graduate of Decatur High School. In 1961, she graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in secondary education. She held various executive secretarial positions and was active in her community. She was a member of Chi Omega, the Red Hat Society and First Baptist Church of Decatur.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brady; son, Christopher K. Howard; and daughter, Tracy Howard.She is survived by her daughters, Sally Santimaw and husband, Robert J., of Charlotte, N.C., and Wendy Divita and husband, Scott G., of Castle Rock, Colo.; grandchildren, Frances L. Rudasill, Jacob M., Rachel M. and Andrew M. Santimaw, Hayley M. and Emma G. Divita; and sister, Nancy J. Hoyl of Decatur.Pallbearers were to be C.L. Gage, Tony Jackson, Randy Haire, Ben Brady, Robert Faulkner, Robert Santimaw, Jake Santimaw and Jeff Rudasill.

Brasher, Billy Leon, Sr.
1931-2010
Published Sunday, April 25, 2010
A private memorial service was to be held for Billy Leon Brasher Sr., 78, of Bonham and formerly of Paradise Saturday, April 24, in Paradise.
Brasher died Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Sherman.Born July 31, 1931, in Decatur to Hebert and Mae Brasher, he graduated from Paradise High School. He served in the Navy from 1949 to 1969 and married Phyllis June April 9, 1960. He was a gardener.He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucille Simpson and Betty McClure.He is survived by his wife; sons, David Brasher of Hanford, Calif., and Billy Leon Brasher Jr. of Bonham; grandchildren, Jessica Phillips and Robert, Rachel and Natalie Brasher; great-granddaughter, Abigail Phillips; sister, Opal Pound of Haltom City; and nieces and nephews.

Brazier, Billy
1957-2010

Published Sunday, July 25, 2010
Private services were held for Billy Brazier, 53, of Trophy Club, who died Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
Born June 8, 1957, in Mineral Wells to J.H. and Marie Brazier, he owned Brazier Construction. As a builder, he was recognized in magazines such as Southern Living and in numerous architectural books. He was honored with multiple awards across Texas. He was preceded in death by his father.He is survived by daughters Candice Jones and husband, Doug, of Bridgeport, and Leah Brazier of Grapevine; granddaughter, Berkley Jones of Bridgeport; mother, of Bridgeport; brothers J.H. Brazier Jr. and wife, Linda, and Bobby Brazier and wife, Lisa, all of Bridgeport; sister Barbara Munn and husband, Ronnie, of Bridgeport; nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family requests donations be made to Happy Hill Farm Academy, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, TX 76048 or Homeward Bound Animal Rescue, P. O. Box 210157, Bedford, TX 76095.

Breeze, Claranell
1933-2010

Published Thursday, April 29, 2010
Funeral for Claranell Breeze, 76, of Bridgeport was April 25 at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Sonny Cole officiating. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Breeze died Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Bridgeport. Born July 11, 1933, to Bryan and Hattie Cook Dennis in Capps Corner, she married Preston Breeze June 30, 1951, in Saint Jo. She was co-owner of HRB Operating Company Inc. in Bridgeport and a member of Cates Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Jean Blount; sister, Arlene Corley; and brothers, Davis Dennis, Rayburn Dennis and Billy Bryan Dennis. She is survived by sons, Ronnie Breeze and wife, Glenda, and Billy Jack Breeze and wife, Lisa, all of Runaway Bay; daughter, Delores (Dodie) Breeze of Bridgeport; 10 granddaughters; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Viola Busby and husband, Larry, of Saint Jo; brothers; Syl Dennis of Bridgeport and Richard Dennis of Dallas; and sisters-in-law, Helen Dennis, Delores Kurnette, Peggy Breeze and Ruby Vanderbener.Pallbearers were Marten Herrera, Cristian Salgado, Cameron Starnes, Jessie Salgado, Justen Starnes and Gregg Blount. Honorary pallbearers were Nicholas Starnes, Warren Blount, Chris Parker, Eric Broberg and Chris Romines.

Bridges, Pete J.
1940-2010

Published Thursday, December 9, 2010
Funeral for Pete J. Bridges, 70, of Paradise was Dec. 5 at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Wiltcher officiating.
Bridges died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Decatur.Born May 13, 1940, in Sulphur Springs to Pete and Arvella (Chance) Bridges, he was an electrical lineman for the City of Bridgeport for 19 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Dixie C. Webb Aug. 12, 1959, in Brownfield.Bridges was preceded in death by brothers Joe Wayne Bridges and Chuck Bridges, and sisters Irene Goodin, Janie Doty and Pauline Bridges.He is survived by his wife; daughter Kay Williams and husband, Jerry, of Paradise; sons Cary Bridges and wife, Rhonda Scheller, of Decatur, Scotty Bridges of Cottondale, Pete Bridges II and wife, Misty, of Paradise and Chuck Bridges of Bridgeport; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bridwell, Randall Jason
1970-2010

Published Thursday, September 30, 2010
Funeral for Randall Jason Bridwell, 39, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with the Revs. Rick Cooper and Kevin Casey officiating. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home.
Bridwell died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. Born Nov. 20, 1970, in McKinney to Keith Harlan and Karen Elizabeth Bridwell, he was a conductor and switchman for the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad. Bridwell was a motorcycle rider, fisherman and camper who raised cattle and horses. He was also a residential builder and carpenter. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rosemary Bridwell and grandfather Gerald Jay.Bridwell is survived by his parents; brothers Jay Harlan Bridwell and wife, Trish, and Clayton Reid Bridwell; sister Whitney Elizabeth Bridwell; and his grandfather, Harlan Bridwell, all of Bridgeport; grandmother Marie Jay of Amarillo; nephew Joshua Bridwell; and niece Lauren Elizabeth.

Brixey, Annella Dunaway
1932-2010

Published Thursday, August 12, 2010
Funeral for Annella (Dunaway) Brixey, 77, of Kamay was Aug. 9 at the Kamay First Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Mitchell and Adam Hatfield officiating. Burial followed at Bluegrove Cemetery in Bluegrove.
Brixey died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, in Wichita Falls. Born Oct. 14, 1932, in Decatur to J.C. and Hilda (Rhine) Dunaway, she married her college sweetheart, Thomas Brixey, Feb. 21, 1952, in Decatur. They met while attending Decatur Baptist College. She worked for City National Bank in Wichita Falls then for the Wichita County Water Improvement District No. 2 for 27 years where she was a tax assessor and tax collector. She was a member of the Texas Cattle Women's association and a member of the Kamay First Baptist Church where she served as the church organist. She is survived by her husband; sons, John Brixey and wife, Cathy, of Fredrick, S.D., James Brixey and wife, Debbie, of Kamay, and Jeryl Brixey and wife, Kristi, of Comanche; daughter, Lee Ann Beall and husband, Charles, of Ada, Okla.; brother, Jerry Dunaway and wife, Gail, of Farmers Branch; grandchildren, J.C. Brixey, T.R. Brixey, Rusty Brixey, R.L. Brixey, B.J. Brixey, Audrey Beall, Kayla Brixey, J.F. Brixey, Lee Brixey, Spencer Beall, Olivia Beall, Kaytlin Brixey, Kamryn Brixey; and a great-grandchild, Jerek Brixey.The family requests memorials be made to American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA, 22311

Brown, John H.
1932-2010

Published Thursday, February 25, 2010
Funeral for John H. Brown, 77, of Denton was Feb. 23 at DeBerry Funeral Home. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
Brown died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. Born July 28, 1932, in Denton to Otis "Pete" and Mildred Brown, he attended Denton High School and North Texas State University. He earned his private pilot's license when he was 18 and later his commercial and multi-engine ratings. Brown was an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force, serving mainly in Japan from 1952 to 1956. He married Carolyn Jo Smith of Denton April 2, 1960. He worked 23 years as a civil estimator, project manager and corporate pilot. Brown retired from Fischbach and Moore International Corporation in 1990. He was a member of Taylor Park Church of the Nazarene in Denton and was construction coordinator for its new building.He is survived by his wife; son, John Kevin Brown and wife, Libbi; granddaughters, Mattison, Hannah and Haley Jo; brother, Donald Ray Brown and wife, Virginia, of Runaway Bay; and other family members. Memorials may be made to Taylor Park Church of the Nazarene building fund, 1905 McCormick, Denton, TX 76205.

Brown, Johnny Joe
1946-2010

Published Thursday, September 2, 2010
Funeral for Johnny Joe Brown, 64, of Bridgeport was Aug. 31 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Bill Harmon and Kent Leonard officiating. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery.
Brown died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Feb. 14, 1946, in Bridgeport to Paul and LaVerne Adams Brown, he was a cattle broker. He fished and was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. Brown was a member of the East Mound Church of Christ.He was preceded in death by his sister Paulette McQuinn.Brown is survived by wife, Wanda Brown of Bridgeport; daughters, Missy Martinez and husband, Ed, of Bridgeport and Stacey Williams and husband, Jimmy, of Paradise; stepchildren, Joyce Stearns, Danny Abney and Tammy Clayton; grandchildren, Nick Martinez, Justin Williams, Candace Martinez, Masi Martinez and Kasi Martinez; 22 step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were Don Jackson, Don Peebles, Dale Peebles, Ron Pender, Ryan Harralson, Johnny Hudson, Doyle Jean Smith and Kevin Huffman. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Hudson, Beaumont Brown, Dewight Brown and Alfred Brown.

Brown, Marie
1923-2010

Published Sunday, December 5, 2010
Graveside service for Marie Brown, 87, of Paradise was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at West Side Cemetery in Bridgeport with Sam Starr officiating.
Brown died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in Decatur.Born May 28, 1923, in Bridgeport to Wiley and Kathryn Preskitt, she worked in the food service industry. Brown quilted, read and gardened. She was also a member of Grace Fellowship Church. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Boy Brown; brothers Wiley Jr. and Bob Preskitt; sisters Maxine and Echo; sons Mike Brown and Jim Brown; son-in-law Dennis Akins Sr.; and grandson Dennis Akins Jr.Brown is survived by children Barbara McDaniel and husband, Austin, Cherry Steagall and husband, Sam, Carolyn Akins, Tommy Brown, Gary Brown, Rusty Brown and wife, Elaine, and Rayanne Gentry and husband, Brad.She is also survived by daughter-in-law Sherry Brown; sisters PeeWee McDaniel and Cathryn Campa; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Brown, Mollie Marie Fuqua
1914-2010

Published Sunday, February 7, 2010
Funeral for Mollie Marie Fuqua Brown, 95, of Decatur was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at First Baptist Church of Alvord with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Denton.
Brown died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, in Decatur. She was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Cleburne, to John Morris and Martha Bethanie Blagg.She was preceded in death by her husband, D.B. Brown; the father of her children, Ernest M. Fuqua; sisters, Rilda Grissom and Jo Disch; sons, John Henry Fuqua and Danny Mac Fuqua; and granddaughter, Marie Collier.She is survived by her daughters, Mary Quepha McDowell and husband, Freddy, and Ruby Jo McElroy; sons, Ernest E. Fuqua and Kenneth M. Fuqua and wife, Carole; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Alvord.

Brown, Monna Pearl
1915-2010

Published Thursday, July 8, 2010
Funeral for Monna Pearl Brown, 95, of Boyd was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Jim Bowden officiating. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Brown died Saturday, July 3, 2010, in Boyd.Born April 22, 1915, in Parker County to James and Mollie (Dunlap) Drennany, she married Porter Brown Sept. 10, 1932, in Marietta, Okla. She was a retired teacher's aide. Brown was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boyd, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Texas Retired Teachers Association.She was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, Mike Dean; sister, Opal Hawkins; and brothers, Arvil, Jessie, Marvin and Olin Drennan.She is survived by daughter, Gwen Dean of Boyd; son, James "Biff" Brown and wife, Nell, of Commerce; grandsons, Kent, Brent and Trent Brown; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.Pallbearers were Dennis Black, Mike Rawlings, Norm Sparks, Roy Moore, Bob Turk and Bill Marcum.

Brown, Ruby Edna English
1921-2010
Published Thursday, February 18, 2010
Funeral for Ruby Edna English Brown, 88, of Decatur, is 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Eastside Baptist Church in Marlow, Okla., with the Revs. Chris Brown and Jerry Couch officiating. Burial will be at Marlow Cemetery.
Brown died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in Decatur.Born June 26, 1921, in Marlow to Bert English and Kate Lee Littrell English, she lived in Kilgore for 10 years, but lived in Marlow for most of her life. She attended Marlow High School and owned and operated Brownies Beauty Shop where she was a beautician. She married Thurmon Ben Brown Oct. 14, 1939, in Marlow. She was a member of Rebecca Lodge No. 97 and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She quilted and traveled.She was preceded in death by her husband Dec. 19, 2006; brothers, J.T. English and L.B. English; sister, Lucille Stalcup; and four grandsons.She is survived by her son, Rev. Thurmon Chris Brown and wife, Rev. Linda, of Decatur; daughter, Paullette Bishop and husband, Roy, of Marlow; grandchildren, Matt Shaw, Terry Brown, Dale Bishop and Tressa Blackwood; sister, Sue Prater of Bray, Okla.; sister-in-law, Mary English of Duncan, Okla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.Memorials may be made to Full Life Fellowship, P.O. Box 812, Decatur, TX 76234.

Brown, Shirley Marie
1928-2010

Published Sunday, May 16, 2010
Graveside service for Shirley Marie Brown, 82, of Paradise was May 14 at Paradise Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Potts officiating.
Brown died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Paradise.Born Jan. 5, 1928, in Athens to George Earl and Leila (Humphrey) Burdick, she was a retired nursing home administrator.She was preceded in death by husbands, Arnold Heard, Jack Denton and Foy Brown; daughter, Teddy Joyce Harris; granddaughter, Nikki Faye Edwards; and sister, Madeline Everett. She is survived by her sons, Robert C. Heard and wife, Roseanna, of Boyd and Roy J. Heard and wife, Charlene, of Paradise; stepchildren, Alfred Brown, Carolyn England and Rhonda Edwards; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanor Kerr of Paradise; and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Alfred Brown, Robert Brown, Pat Brown, Red Thompson, Paul Neu and David Uselton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bryant, Ella Lavinia
1921-2010

Published Thursday, July 1, 2010
Funeral for Ella Lavinia Bryant, 88, of Bridgeport was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Bryant died Saturday, June 26, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Oct. 19, 1921, to James Thomas and Hessie (Wigington) Bryant in Floydada, she was a member of Twin Oaks Assembly of God in Bridgeport and a retired Paradise High School teacher.She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Dawson and Joe Bryant.She is survived by brothers, James Bryant of Ridgecrest, Calif., Eldon Bryant of Bridgeport and Frank Bryant of Bedford; sisters, Zula Carrell of Burleson, Ruth Bradley of Bridgeport and Betty Jones of Cleburne; nieces, nephews and other relatives.Pallbearers were to be Mike Carrell, David Carrell, Jeff Jones, Kevin Jones, Del Bryant and Dwayne Sessions.

Buchanan, Roberta Ann
923-2010
Published Sunday, July 4, 2010
Funeral for Roberta Ann Buchanan, 87, of Decatur was June 28 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Rick Ross, Robert Isham and Mike McDowell officiating.
Buchanan died Saturday, June 19, 2010.Born Feb. 23, 1923, in Sycamore to Merlin Monroe and Buna Lee Griffeth Gage, she attended Slidell High School and graduated from Decatur High School. Buchanan attended North Texas University and worked at General Dynamics during World War II. She married John Robert Buchanan Jr. Oct. 21, 1945, in Fort Worth. Following World War II, the couple started a dairy farm south of Decatur, where she continued to live and work until 2007.She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years; brothers, J.G. and Ralph Gage; and sister, Merlyne Hunt.She is survived by her children, Clifford Buchanan and wife, Cheryl, Calvin Buchanan and wife, Virginia, and Marsha Purdie and husband, David, all of Decatur; grandchildren, Amy Buchanan, Clif Buchanan and wife, Jana, all of Navasota, Lisa Laughlin and husband, Steve, Cheri Boyd and husband, Derrick, Justin Buchanan, Rachel Adams and husband, Jody, all of Decatur, Rebecca Jones and husband, Jesse Lee, of Nashville, Tenn., and Braden Buchanan, and Tyler and Mariah Rowe, all of Decatur; one great-grandson; six great-granddaughters; sister, Lavada Griggs; and nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were her grandsons, Clif, Justin and Braden Buchanan and Tyler Rowe; and nephews, Jerry Gage and Floyd Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Low, B.D. Lowe, Doyle Lowe, Ron Choate, Jimmy Cunnius and Tommy Cunnius.

Buckner, Betty Lee
1928-2010

Published Thursday, June 10, 2010
Funeral for Betty Lee Buckner, 81, was June 8 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Abbott officiating.
Buckner died Saturday, June 5, 2010, in Bowie.Born Sept. 24, 1928, in Knox City to Pete and Jewell (Howry) Smith, she worked as a nurse at Rogers Hospital in Decatur, Bridgeport Hospital and Bowie Nursing Center before retiring. Her biological parents died when she was a child and Pearl and Era Beauty took her in when she was 8 years old and raised her as their own. Buckner went to school at Park Springs and attended Decatur Baptist College.She was preceded in death by three husbands, Sam Mattix, Robert "Red" Williams and Marshall Buckner; son, Terry Mattix; brother, James Smith; and sister, Ruby Lou Lane.Buckner is survived by a son, Buz Mattix and wife, Gayla, of Sunset; daughter, Valera Hudson of Bowie; grandchildren, Judson Mattix and wife, Renae, Mark Mattix and wife, Elana, Eric Nowell and Billy Mattix, all of Sunset, and Jennifer Myers and Lucas Starr, both of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Brittanie, Lexie, Kathryn and Adam Mattix, Alex and Haley Kaiser and Conner and Sally Meyers; sisters, Louise Berresheim of Kentucky, Ola Mae Lancaster of Mt. Grove, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Jeri Mattix; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Billy, Jason and Mark Mattix, James and Jerry McClendon, Joe Wadsworth and Jason Starr.

Bullock, Ralph Mitchell
1924-2010
Published Sunday, April 4, 2010
Ralph Mitchell Bullock, 86, of Newark died Saturday, March 27, 2010.
No service is scheduled. He was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Stonia, Ga., to Herbert and Janie Reid Bullock.He is survived by his brother, Reed Bullock of North Carolina; nephew, Leonard Placker of Newark; and niece, Nancy Carter of California.

Burgess, Charles Otto
1942-2010

Published Thursday, July 29, 2010
Funeral for Charles Otto Burgess, 67, of Chico was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Decatur Church of Christ with Mike McDowell officiating. Burial was to be at Cottondale Cemetery.
Burgess died Sunday, July 25, 2010, in Chico.Born Oct. 6, 1942, in Lake Village, Ark., to Ray and Ruth (Yearian) Burgess, he graduated from Boyd High School in 1963. He served in the Army in the Vietnam war. Burgess was a retired electrician and fished, hunted and helped friends.He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Porter, and brother, Pelham Burgess.He is survived by his wife, Jane (Bridges) Burgess; daughters, Melany Guthrie and husband, Roger, of Krugerville, Holly Stapleton and husband, Bob, of Chico and Amber Burgess of Chico; brothers, Jack Burgess and wife, Helen, Steve Burgess, Earl Burgess and wife, Deborah, Frank Burgess and wife, Ann, and Scott Burgess and wife, Yvonne; sister, Judy Carpenter; grandchildren, Brian, Bryson, Whitney and Lindsey Stapleton; and Andrew Guthrie.Pallbearers were to be Casey Clemens, Glenn Hughes, Randell Clark, Jackie Bridges, Jimmy Etter and Allen Burgess.

Burkett, Bob Bruce
1952-2010

Published Sunday, December 19, 2010
Funeral for Bob Bruce Burkett, 58, of Boyd was Dec. 16 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Kevin Moore officiating. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Burkett died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Decatur.Born Aug. 28, 1952, in Lamesa to Billy and Mary (Foster) Burkett, he married Susan Pitts March 27, 1975, in Boyd. He was a retired welder for J & L Tank in Rhome and was a longtime Boy Scout Leader for troop No. 147.He is survived by his wife; son Benjamin Shawn Burkett of Boyd; adopted daughter Linda Chapman of Boyd; sisters Fran Standefer and Jan Burkett, both of Boyd; brothers Steve Parker of Odessa and Charles Burkett of Brownfield; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.Pallbearers were James "Beetle" Bailey, Robert Adams, Manuel Trevino, John Adams, Jason Baird and John Grant.

Burns, Robert W. 'Butch'
1948-2010

Published Thursday, August 12, 2010
Funeral for Robert W. "Butch" Burns, 61, of Stephenville, was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at First Baptist Church in Stephenville with Derrel Thompson officiating. Masonic graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Mixon Cemetery in Mixon.
Burns died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Aug. 21, 1948, in Jacksonville to Floyd Evan and Lou Ella Dry Burns, he married Jeanne Siros Dec. 9, 1967, in Mixon. Burns graduated from Troup High School and attended Gulf Coast Business College and University of Houston. He served in the Army infantry in 1968.He received certification in community relations from the Center of Corporate Community Relations at Boston College and received his bachelor of science degree from Tarleton State University. He spent 40 years with Embarq/CenturyLink, beginning as a construction inspector in 1970 in Palestine, Tyler, Troup and Overton. He was district manager in Bridgeport and Palestine and was community relations and public affairs manager from 1989 to 2010 in Stephenville.He was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard and Johnny; and a sister, Patricia.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Shelley Porter of Stephenville; son, Robbie Burns of Stephenville; granddaughter, Jessica Porter; grandsons, Jeffery Porter and Justin Porter; and a sister, Cynthia Hall of Bullard.Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Butler, Deloris Ann
1933-2010

Published Sunday, September 19, 2010
Funeral for Deloris Ann Butler, 77, of Paradise will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Mike Langdon officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery.
Visitation was to be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.Butler died Wed., Sept. 15, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Sept. 6, 1933 to Rubin and Viola (Wilson) Long in Comanche, she married Gerald Butler Feb. 14, 1986, in Denver. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, D.J. Reasoner; brother, R.J. Long; sisters Opal Smith, Chick Coats, Peggy Hallows and Mary Bernard.She is survived by her daughters, Belinda Reasoner and husband, David, of Paradise, and Lisa White of Fort Worth; grandchildren Trey Reasoner, Ryan White, Josh White and Brittany White; great-grandchildren Haley, Bailey, R.J. and Kaylea; sisters Ruth Baker of Aledo, Sue Baker and husband, Bobby, of San Antonio, and LaJoyce Howell of Early; brother Paul Long and wife, Jean, of Oregon; nieces, nephews and other relatives.Pallbearers are Trey Reasoner, Hollis Baker, Brittany White, David Reasoner, Ryan White, Josh White and Wilburn Lee Baker.

Byers, Chevy Daegan
2010
Published Thursday, July 15, 2010
Graveside service for Chevy Daegan Byers, infant son of Krystal and Brandy Byers of Alvord, was July 13 at Alvord Cemetery. Glenn Randall officiated.
Byers was born and died July 7, 2010, in Decatur. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Bertie Denise Byers Baird; and cousin, Hope Upchurch.Byers is survived by his parents; brother, Aubrey Decota Parker Byers; sister, Kayla Rene Byers; grandparents, Aubrey Morris, Tina Morris, Otis Baird and Scott Shook; uncles, Billy Morris, Dusty Morris, Michael Morris, Joey Livsey, Cory Richardson and Nick Parsons and wife, Alisha; and aunt, Jordin Galbraith.Pallbearers were Aubrey Morris, Otis Baird, Scott Shook, Dusty Morris, Michael Morris and Nick Parsons.

Byrd, Robert
1962-2010
Published Sunday, October 31, 2010
No services are planned for Robert Byrd, 48, of Boyd.
Byrd died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010.Born April 27, 1962, in Fort Worth to Bobby and Lou (Haggard) Byrd, he was an oilfield roustabout.He was preceded in death by his father.Byrd is survived by son Cody Byrd of Woodward, Okla.; grandson Logan Byrd of Woodward; mother Lou Largent and stepfather, Don, of Roaring Springs; brother Rusty Byrd of Boyd; sister Teresa Shaw and husband, Ken, of Boyd; and nieces and nephews.

Calhoun, Weldon Ben
1923-2010

Published Sunday, February 14, 2010
Funeral for Weldon 'Ben' Calhoun, 86, of Greenwood is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the First Baptist Church of Greenwood with the Revs. Tracy Epting and Ken May officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Visitation was to be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Calhoun died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in Decatur. Born Nov. 22, 1923, in Valley View to Quentin Green and Gertie Lee Calhoun, he attended Texas A&M University and was a World War II Army veteran. Calhoun married Betty Bryant Nov. 22, 1950, in Valley View. A retired farmer and rancher, he was a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Greenwood for more than 50 years. Calhoun was preceded in death by brothers Leon, Chester and Billy Calhoun; and sister, Joann Bennett. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Katie Stevens and husband, Charles, of Decatur; son, James Calhoun of Krum; granddaughters, Kristi Stevens of Frisco and Courtney Stevens of Decatur; sister, Glendean Miller of Valley View; and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Butch Calhoun, Donald Bryant, Larry Bryant, Jim Bryant, Danny Pruett, Tim Fletcher and Roger Weber. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Miller, A.C. Griffin, Roland Carter, Rodney Mote and Bill Lester.

Calvert, Barney Edwin, Sr.
1933-2010

Published Thursday, March 4, 2010
Graveside service for Barney Edwin Calvert Sr., 76, of Decatur is at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Ryan Calvert Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating.
Calvert died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in Decatur. Born Aug. 30, 1933, in Bristow, Okla., to Lucious Edwin and Ella Edna Ralston Calvert, he married Janice Calvert May 28, 1954, in Ponca City, Okla. He was a journeyman electrician and worked on the Alaskan Pipeline from 1973 to 2007. Calvert was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.He is survived by his wife of Bedford; son, Barney Calvert Jr. and wife, Kim, of Keller; daughters, Cathy Day and husband, Charles, and Sidney Ryan and husband, Phil, all of Decatur; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Raymond Calvert of Haltom City and David Calvert of Galena, Ill.; and sister, Edna Highland of Enid, Okla.Memorials may be made to American Legion Children's Home, 1300 Summers Place, Ponca City, OK 74604.

Campbell, James Ray, Jr.
1951-2010
Published Thursday, August 5, 2010
Funeral for James Ray Campbell Jr., 58, of Bridgeport is 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at De Baun Funeral Home in Terre Haute, Ind., with burial at Calvary Cemetery.
Campbell died Friday, July 30, 2010, in Bridgeport.He was born Dec. 13, 1951, in Linton, Ind., to James Ray Sr. and Kathleen Campbell.Campbell is survived by his wife, Debra Campbell; daughters, Christina Hankins and husband, Jake, of Gardner, Kan., and Kacy Campbell of Lenxa, Kan.; grandchildren, Claire and Jaxon Hankins; sisters, Mary Joe Egan and husband, Daniel, Marsha Mahan and husband, Gene, and Jennifer Dulos and husband, Leo; and numerous nieces and nephews.Donations may be made to Solaris Hospice.

Carrillo, Omar O.
1985-2010
Published Thursday, August 26, 2010
Mass of Christian burial for Omar O. Carrillo, 25, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with Father Sojan George officiating. Burial was to be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Carrillo died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born May 7, 1985, in Chicago, to Manuel and Margarita Orejel Carrillo, he was an automotive repairman. He is survived by his parents, Manuel and Margarita Carrillo; brother Manuel Carrillo; sister Maria Carrillo-Ortiz and husband, Richard; nephew Atlkalli Ortiz; niece, Cintli Ortiz, all of Decatur; and numerous cousins.Pallbearers were to be Manuel Carrillo, Roberto Carrillo, Hector Carrillo, Rene Bustillos, Michael Hooe, Trevor Phillips, Jacob Mitchell and Cullen Banks.

Carstens, Noah John
2010

Published Thursday, July 1, 2010
Funeral for Noah John Carstens, infant son of Corey and Lisa Brownlee Carstens of Bowie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, at Hineston Tabernacle Church in Hineston, La., with burial in Hemphill Star Cemetery in Boyce, La. Family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at the church.
Born Monday, March 29, 2010, in Bridgeport, Carstens died there Sunday, June 27, 2010.Noah was preceded in death by grandparents, Frank Watkins Jr., Robert H. Brownlee Sr., Lottie A. Brownlee, Earl Liebnow, Elaine Liebnow, and Herbert L. Carstens Sr.He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Herbert John and Kathleen Marie Carstens of Bridgeport and Jim and Elizabeth Brownlee of Hineston; great-grandparents, Faye Watkins of Boyce and Fern Carstens of Mitchell, S.D.; aunt, Dawana Brownlee; uncles, Trenton Brownlee and Chad Carstens; cousins, Zachery, Andrew, Sadee and Miah Carstens and Abby Stutt; and other extended family.

Carter, Elois Hardin
1933-2010

Published Thursday, May 13, 2010
Memorial service for Elois Hardin Carter, 76, of Chico will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Alvord with the Rev. Glenn Waldon officiating.
Carter died Monday, May 10, 2010, in Chico. Born July 31, 1933, in Buckeye, Ariz., to Ozie A. and Wynonna (Silk) Hardin, she married Robert Lee Carter Feb. 2, 1951, in Clovis, N.M. Carter was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alvord. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2009. Carter is survived by her sons, Randy L. Carter of Fort Worth and Ozie N. Carter and wife, Cindy, of Chico; granddaughter, Connie L. Davidson and fianc , David Garcia, of Bridgeport; great-grandson, Cooper L. Davidson; and sisters, Delfina Whitten of Oklahoma City and Ethel Chambers of Plainview.

Carter, Will Roland, Jr.
1943-2010

Published Thursday, December 23, 2010
Memorial service for Will Roland Carter Jr., 67, of Decatur was Dec. 21 at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Carter died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in Decatur.Born March 3, 1943, in Dallas to Will Roland Carter and Anna Bell (Hill) Carter, he married Linda Kay Nelson Dec. 22, 1966, in Tyler. Carter was a retired teacher and cattle rancher. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and had a masters of education from the University of North Texas.Carter is survived by his wife; sons Clint Carter and wife, Kathrine, of Allen, Casey Carter and wife, Carrie, of Sanger, and Clay Carter and wife, Whitney, of Perryton; daughter Candice Carter of Krum; grandchildren Melissa, Justin, Will, Grant, Creed and Ellie Kay; brother Mark Carter and wife, Melody; sister Ann Johnson and husband, John; three nephews; two nieces; and other relatives.Memorials may be made to Perryton Baptist Church Youth and Missions through First Financial Bank in Decatur.

Caruthers, Carl Leon
1921-2010

Published Thursday, June 10, 2010
Funeral for Carl Leon Caruthers, 88, of Bedford and formerly of Paradise was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Dennis Baw officiating.
Caruthers died Sunday, June 6, 2010, in Bedford. Born June 9, 1921, in Paradise to Carl Wayne and Annie Ruth (Moody) Caruthers, he graduated as salutatorian of the Paradise High School class of 1938. He graduated from Denton State Teacher's College with a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1942. Caruthers married Ruth Armstrong July 5, 1943, in Yuma, Ariz., and he was a chemical NCO for the Army during World War II.He had a 41-year career in the edible oil industry, working for Armour and Co. from 1946 to 1966, Swift and Co. from 1966 to 1980 and Bunge Corp. from 1980 to 1987.Caruthers spent time on the family farm, fished, coached and encouraged his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their scholastic and athletic events.He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years; grandson, Sterling Hallmark; and sister, Lena Mae Watson.He is survived by his daughter, Carla Reneau and husband, Max; sons, Ronnie Caruthers and wife, Dana, Terry Caruthers and wife, Pam, and Jerry Caruthers and wife, Lori; grandchildren, Lori Kilpatrick, Ronna Hunt and husband, Gary, Clay Caruthers and wife, Cherie, Shane Caruthers and wife, April, Justin Caruthers and wife, Laura, Hallie and Carlie Caruthers, Tom Reneau and Jon Reneau and wife, Heather; great-grandchildren, Koby Kirkpatrick, Camryn and Cayton Caruthers, Rylee and Graydon Hunt, Kole Caruthers and Ava Reneau; brother-in-law, Olin Watson; and a niece, LouAnn Barker and family.Pallbearers were to be Clay Caruthers, Gary Hunt, Justin Caruthers, Shane Caruthers, Koby Kilpatrick, Jeff Barker and Brent Barker. The late Sterling Hallmark was designated an honorary pallbearer.

Carver, John L.
1959-2010

Published Thursday, September 2, 2010
Funeral for John L. Carver, 51, of Boyd was Aug. 30 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Tim Neely officiating.
Carver died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Boyd.Born Feb. 8, 1959, in Nashville, Tenn., to Kenneth N. and Rebecca (Hartman) Carver, he graduated from Madison High School in Madison, Tenn., and the University of Maryland. He was a sergeant in the Air Force. Carver married Nelda Wilkinson June 25, 1988, in Lancaster, Calif. He was a member of Dickerson Road Baptist Church in Nashville.He was preceded in death by his father and his stepfather, Joe Swift.He is survived by his wife; daughter Rebecca Howell and husband, Chase, of Rhome; son Justin Carver and wife, Cassie, of San Antonio; nine grandchildren, including Madison Cheyenne Howell of Boyd; mother Rebecca Swift of Nashville; brothers, James Carver and Randy Swift; sisters, Kim Hinkle and Sheila Swan; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.Pallbearers were Ty Harriel, Dusty Lamance, Darrell Etter, Trae Luttrell, John Dudd and Chase Howell.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Cassity, Gary Michael
1956-2010
Published Thursday, April 1, 2010
Memorial service for Gary Michael Cassity, 53, of Slidell is 10 a.m. Friday, April 2, at the First Baptist Church of Slidell.
Cassity died Sunday, March 28, 2010.Born Aug. 30, 1956, in Oak Hill, Ohio, to Jack and Peggy Cassity, he was an outdoorsman. He hunted and fished. Cassity is survived by his daughters, Dawn Schertz and husband, David, and Jennifer Burgess and husband, Robbie, all of Krum; son, Cody Cassity and wife, Lindsay, of Krum; seven grandchildren; sister, Kim Shifflett and husband, Carl, of Krum; brother, Glen Cassity of Slidell; and two nieces.

Cavasos, Cuelene 'Nana'
1936-2010
Published Thursday, December 23, 2010
Memorial service for Cuelene "Nana" Cavasos, 74, of Bowie is 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Cavasos died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in Bowie.Born Oct. 10, 1936, in Chico to Eliga Lee and Edith Edna Lough Bays, she married Lynn Clark Cavasos Nov. 5, 1955, in Ardmore, Okla. Cavasos sewed, knitted, crocheted, traveled and danced.She was preceded in death by her husband; brother E.B. Bays; and brother-in-law J.F. Lee.Cavasos is survived by L.D. Cox of Bowie; daughters Vicky Ayres and husband, Gary, of Elmore City, Okla., and Sherry Raley and husband, Tim, of Crafton; son Clay Cavasos and wife, Anita, of Paradise; grandchildren Drew Mara and wife, Jana, Todd Mara and wife, Mandi, Eric Cavasos and wife, Lindsay, Jereme and Glory Raley and Taylor and Tyler Raley; great-grandchildren Kristan, Kylie and Kazi Mara, Cole and Ryan Cavasos, Claire and Trace Mara and Caroline Raley; and nieces and nephews.

Chamberlin, Roberto
2010
Published Sunday, January 17, 2010
Memorial service for Roberto Chamberlin, infant son of Allen Chamberlin and Amelia Chamberlin, of Newark, was Jan. 15 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Father Sojan George officiated.
Born Jan. 13, 2010, he died the same day.He is survived by his parents; brother, Armando Chamberlin of Newark; and grandparents, Rosie Hendon of Missouri and Ernesto and Evangelina Del Rio of Newark.

Chambers, Mary Ann Craig
1938-2010

Published Thursday, August 19, 2010
A private memorial service will be held for Mary Ann Craig Chambers, 72, of Paradise.
Chambers died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, in Decatur.Born April 27, 1938, in Washington, Pa., Chambers was a registered nurse. She raised and showed Chow Chows, rode to the hounds with the Oakbrook Hounds and drove her horses in combined driving events. Chambers retired in Paradise.She was preceded in death by her son, Jacob Samuel Chambers. She is survived by her husband, William Chambers; daughter Julia Chambers Wolfe and husband, Frederick, of Saginaw; brother Thomas Craig and wife, Rhonda, of Youngsville, Pa.; and granddaughter Chloe Lynn Wolfe and Daphne Ann Wolfe.

Chancellor, Beth
1945-2010
Published Sunday, April 25, 2010
Funeral for Beth Chancellor, 64, of Alvord was April 22 at the First United Methodist Church of Alvord with Barry Jameson officiating. Burial was at Alvord Cemetery.
Chancellor died Monday, April 19, 2010.Born Nov. 1, 1945, in Lampasas to Horace and Nadine Head Core, she graduated from Denton High School in 1964. She attended University of North Texas and graduated from McMurry University in 1968. She received her master's degree from Texas Woman's University in 1978. Chancellor taught elementary school for 33 years, 31 of those at Alvord. She retired in 2001 and was a substitute teacher in Alvord for the last seven years.She married Ray Chancellor May 31, 1975. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Alvord and read, made scrapbooks and vacationed with her family.Chancellor was preceded in death by her husband; son, Jeffery Chancellor; and grandson, Ethan Chancellor.She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Davis and husband, Doug; sons Craig Chancellor and wife, Joni, Scott Chancellor and wife, Marni, and Mark Chancellor and wife, Cindy; grandchildren Nathan, Olivia, Kurtis, Elizabeth, Katelynn and Mallorie Chancellor and Brandon Davis; great-grandchildren Maddy and Paige; sister, Linda Coppage and husband, Johnny; brothers-in-law W.C. Stark and wife, Diane, and Charles Chancellor; sisters-in-law Estelle Watts and husband, Bobby, Rosemarry Miller and husband, Pat, and Margaret Anderson and husband, Curtis; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Chaney, Billy Ralph
1917-2010

Published Thursday, August 12, 2010
Funeral for Billy Ralph Chaney, 92, of Decatur was Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Ken May and Dan Hunt officiating. Burial was at Woodberry Forrest Cemetery in Madill, Okla.
Chaney died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, in Decatur.Born Aug. 14, 1917, to Theopolis Arthur and Fay Parrish Chaney in Madill, he served in the 82nd Navy Seabees from 1943-1945. Chaney worked in oilfield business sales from 1953-1969 and went on to work for the Texas Department of Transportation. He married Betty Jean Hudson Nov. 26, 1971, in Decatur. Chaney was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.He was preceded in death by his brothers, J.A. and Tommy Chaney; and sisters, Marie Lynn and JoAnn Chaney.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Terri Merveldt and husband, Kent, of Mead, Okla.; son, Ralph G. Chaney and wife, Shirley, of Gordonville; stepdaughter, Camille Beville and husband, Robert, of Hereford; stepson, Brent Goodger and wife, Micki, of Lockhart; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, James Chaney of Madill; sister-in-law, Fay Chaney of Elmore City, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Grant Chaney, Brandon Chaney, John Amlin, Todd Trennepohl, Jeb Skiles, Jake Franke, Nelson Beville and Brian James Goodger. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Wiley, Gene Blagg, Alford Talley and Terry Adkins.Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Decatur building fund.

Chapman, Ronald Wayne
1949-2010

Published Sunday, February 28, 2010
Funeral for Ronald Wayne Chapman, 60, of Decatur is 1 p.m., Monday, March 1, at Hawkins Funeral Home. Family visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Chapman died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Decatur.Born Oct. 30, 1949, in Dallas to Ferrell and Clara (Massey) Chapman, he married Debbie Brookshire on July 1, 1995, in Lake Bridgeport. He was a retired insurance agent for Ron Chapman Insurance, a member of The National Cutting Horse Association and a pilot.He is survived by his wife; son, Barry Chapman of Decatur; daughter, Brandie Willis and husband, Chris, of Colleyville; grandson, Jerred McEntire; granddaughter, KaeLee Willis; brother, Donald Ray Chapman and wife, Shrea; and two nephews.

Chappell, Otella
1928-2010

Published Sunday, August 29, 2010
Graveside service for Otella Ruth Chappell, 81, of Azle was Aug. 27 at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Mark McBride officiating.
Chappell died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, in Azle.Born Nov. 23, 1928, in Paradise to Rufus and Dovie (Erwin) Petty, she married Jimmie Chappell Oct. 31, 1948, in Weatherford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Azle.Chappell was preceded in death by her husband and brother T.J. Petty.She is survived by daughters, Donna Chappell of Azle and Cheri Burks and husband, Shawn, of White Settlement; son Robert Chappell and wife, Peggy, of Azle; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother Jim Petty of Poolville; sister Beverly Ann Jones of Franklin, La.; as well as nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Alex Hasting, Chris Etter, Paul Foster, Michael Petty, Gary Don Swindell and Jerry Swindell. Honorary pallbearers were Phillip Freeman and Eddie Jackson.

Chilton, Doris Jane
1944-2010

Published Thursday, March 4, 2010
Funeral for Doris Jane Chilton, 65, of Chico was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the First Baptist Church in Chico with the Rev. Larry Potts officiating. Burial was to be at Thomas Cemetery.
Chilton died Monday, March 1, 2010, in Decatur. Born Oct. 24, 1944, in Bridgeport to Verser Greer and Echo (Preskitt) Greer, she married Johnny Chilton June 14, 1963, in Chico. She retired from First National Bank in Decatur. Chilton is survived by her husband; daughter, Delana and husband, Keith, of Graham; grandsons, Seth and Garrett Woods; step-grandchildren, Ann and Craig Barnett; sister, Janice King of North Richland Hills; and a niece and a nephew.Pallbearers were to be Kenneth Buckner, GA Buckner, Rusty Hand, Jim Hand, Scott Burgess and Dennis Lee.

Christian, John Edwin, Sr.
1945-2010

Published Sunday, June 20, 2010
Funeral for John Edwin Christian Sr., 64, of Rhome was June 18 at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. The Rev. Leo Morgan officiated.
Christian died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, in Rhome.Born Oct. 3, 1945, in McKinney to Lewis Olan and Francis Jimeson Christian, he was self-employed and served two years in the U.S. Army.He is survived by sons, Jason Christian and wife, Krista, of Haslet and John. E. Christian Jr. and wife, Angela, of Rhome; daughter, Jennifer "Sissy" Christian of Hurst; seven grandchildren; brother, David Christian of Pennsylvania; and sister, Mary Ann Christian of Weatherford.

Chung, Joseph H.
1946-2010

Published Sunday, May 23, 2010
Graveside service for Joseph H. Chung, 64, of Rhome is at 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, at Alvord Cemetery with the Rev. Millard Bucholz officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Chung died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in Fort Worth. Born April 10, 1946, in South Korea to Gil Yong and Kyung Heng (Kim) Chung, he married Marlene Jeffers June 25, 1982, in Crane, Mo. Joseph served in the South Korean Army and was a member of the Rock Island Family Church of Boyd. He was retired from Peterbilt.He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife; sons, Greg Jeffers and wife, Maria, of Troy, Mo., and Joshua Chung of Rhome; daughter, Sarah Mack and husband, James, of Aubrey; grandchildren, Allyssa and Wesley Mack and Kara, Dawson and Levi Jeffers; two brothers and two sisters of Korea; and numerous other family members.

Claborn, V.M., Jr.
1923-2010

Published Sunday, November 7, 2010
Funeral for V.M. Claborn Jr., 87, of Decatur was Nov. 1 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. The Revs. Ray Cobb and Kevin Moore officiated.
Claborn died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in Decatur.Born July 1, 1923, in Alvord to Virgil Mac and Lillian Hoffman Claborn, he was a retired dairyman. He married Doris Mae Williams July 23, 1947.He was preceded in death by his wife July 2, 1993; and granddaughter Ginger Morgan.Claborn is survived by sons Tommy Claborn and wife, Kelly, of Ocalo, Fla., and Frankie Claborn and wife, Sheri, of Decatur; daughters, Becky Morgan of Italy, Nancy Humphrey and Brenda Fennell and husband, Carl, all of Decatur, Judy DeLay of Denton and Trudy Claborn of Arlington; grandchildren Billy Claborn, Lindsay DeLay, Christopher Morgan, Megan Claborn Hammons, Michael Claborn, Tyler Humphrey, Lilly and Katie Claborn and Jonathan Fennell; and sister Irene Watts of Alvord.Pallbearers will be Billy Claborn, Michael Claborn, Tyler Humphrey, Chris Morgan, Sherman Hammons, Kyle Kemp, Jonathan Fennell and Carl Fennell. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mt. Zion Baptist Church men's Sunday school class, Herbert White and Curly Young.Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 287, Alvord, TX 76225.

Clark, A.J., Sr.
1945-2010

Published Thursday, February 18, 2010
Funeral for A.J. Clark Sr., 64, of Decatur is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Chris Brown and Lewis Coomer officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Clark died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, in Decatur.Born April 6, 1945, in Childress to Loan W. and Gladys Stafford Clark, he married Mary Kathleen Driskell Sept. 15, 1955. He retired from Miller's Brewery and worked in maintenance at Wise Regional Health System. In his early years, he traveled with the family band, The Clarks, throughout the nation.He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jasper and Tommy Clark; and sister, Margaret Lambeth.He is survived by his wife; sons, A.J. Clark Jr., Wes Cleve Clark and wife, Leslie, all of Nashville, Tenn., Jerry Beck of Bridgeport and Michael Beck and wife, Sreybonn of Richland Hills; daughters, Angela Parr Morgan and husband, Steven, of Fort Worth, Felicia Curtiss and husband, Michael, of Nashville, Angela Ward and husband, Russ, of Clarksville, Tenn., and Debbie Beck of Decatur; grandchildren, Joey, Trey, Joshua Parr, Riley Curtiss, A.J. Clark III, Artie Clark, Justin and Elizabeth Beck, Brittany and Victoria Walker and Crystal Wilkinson; and sister, Vivian Loraine Bond of Oklahoma.

Clark, J.D.
1936-2010

Published Sunday, January 31, 2010
Service for J.D. Clark, 73, of Bridgeport will be held at a later date.
Clark died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, in Denton.Born Aug. 17, 1936, in San Antonio to John and Frances Clark, he served in the Air Force and worked at General Dynamics.He is survived by his wife, Helen Tidwell Clark; sons, Scott Clark, Jimmy Clark and Ronny Clark; daughter, Sherry Clark; stepchildren, Rod Willey, Randy Tidwell, Peggy Jernigan, Larry Tidwell and wife, Susan, and Dennis Tidwell and wife, Leesa; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Clausen, Albert B.
1931-2010

Published Sunday, January 31, 2010
Graveside service for Albert B. Clausen, 78, of Sand Springs, Okla., was Jan. 25 at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Clausen died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in Sand Springs.Born Sept. 21, 1931, to Andy Martin and Jennie (Simmons) Clausen, he was a retired industrial union painter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Hamm Clausen.He is survived by his sons, Albert Ray Clausen and Albert B. Clausen Jr., both of Sand Springs; sisters, Irene Taber of Sand Springs and Anna Dobbins of Tulsa; brothers-in-law, Robert Hamm of Boyd, Richard Hamm and Jimmy Ray Hamm; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Clevenger, Michael John
1943-2010
Published Sunday, November 7, 2010
A private memorial service for Michael John Clevenger, 67, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
Clevenger died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Decatur.Born Oct. 28, 1943, in Perth, Australia, to John Knapp and Tanya Joy Brabazon Clevenger, he held a doctorate in architecture and was a professor at UCLA. He retired from the University of California in Riverside. He served in the U.S. Navy.Clevenger is survived by daughters Elizabeth Clevenger of San Francisco and Amanda Molinari of San Bernardino, Calif.; son Michaeljon Clevenger of Riverside, Calif.; and brother John Clevenger and wife, Crystal, of Azle.

Clifton, Donald 'Donnie' Cameron
1952-2010

Published Sunday, June 20, 2010
Memorial service for Donald "Donnie" Cameron Clifton, 58, of Chico was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the North Side Church of Christ in Chico. Graveside service was held June 18 at DFW National Cemetery.
Clifton died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, in Chico.Born March 15, 1952, in Detroit, Mich., to E.G. "Ted" and Helen Clifton, he joined the Army at 17 and served in the 1st Calvary Division during the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and served as vice commander at the former Chico VFW.He worked at OTR Tire for 35 years, ran a business from his home, worked at Austin Powder and drove a truck for Sandy Hill Redi-Mix.He fished and hunted.He was preceded in death by his brother, David Dean Clifton. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Condon Clifton; son, Cameron Dale Clifton; parents; brother, Richard Clifton; sisters, Nancy Harris and husband, Jody, and Janet Clifton; mother and father-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Condon; brother-in-law, Brian Condon; sister-in-law, Carol Riley; and several nieces and nephews.Donations can be made to the North Texas Honor Guard, P.O. Box 1405, Decatur, TX 76234, or the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

Cloud, Jimmie Frank
2010
Published Sunday, November 14, 2010
Graveside service for Jimmie Frank Cloud, infant son of Timothy and Michelle Cloud of Chico, was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Willow Point Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Gober will officiate.
He was born and died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, in Decatur. Cloud is survived by his parents; sisters Shayla Flores and Mayela Perez; brothers Isaac Flores and Zane Shoecraft; grandparents Phyllis Eisenman of Chico, Barbara Henderson of Fort Worth and Timothy and Brenda Cloud Sr. of Azle; great-grandparents Ruth Jones of Balsora and Thomas Henderson of Kress; several aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Coale, Patricia Helen
1944-2010
Published Thursday, October 28, 2010
A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Patricia Helen Coale, 66, of Runaway Bay.
Coale died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in Runaway Bay. Born March 27, 1944, in Dallas to Bob and Helen Darden, she married Robert DeLarios on January 1, 2005.Coale is preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Darden.She is survived by sons Billy Ray Jarrard and wife, Peggy, of Nevada and John Eric Angell and wife, Cindy, of Runaway Bay; granddaughter Erica Kaye Angell of Dallas; grandson Johnathan Charles Angell of Fort Worth; sisters Barbara Williamson of Chattanooga, Tenn., Susie Maret and Debbie Martin, both of Plano and Linda Johnson of Georgetown.

Collins, Barron
1956-2010
Published Sunday, October 17, 2010
Funeral for Barron Collins, 54, of Valley View was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at First Baptist Church of Valley View with the Rev. Glen Kersey officiating. Burial was to follow at Valley View Cemetery.
Collins died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Valley View.Born Feb. 11, 1956, in Dallas to Gene Paul and Joyce Ann (Shumpert) Collins, he married Angela Gregston April 12, 2003, in Whitesboro. He was a copier repair service technician for Xerox for 26 years, servicing Cooke, Montague, Wise and part of Denton counties. Barron served in the U.S. Army and was a member of First Baptist Church of Valley View.He is survived by his wife; daughters Elise Royale Collins and Dawn Marie Collins both of Big Sandy; sisters Nancy E. Hemati of Austin and Gena Ann Martinez of Dallas; brother Boyd Patton Collins of Irving; and a grandchild.

Conley, Margie
1924-2010
Published Sunday, March 28, 2010
Memorial for Margie Conley, 85, of Cleburne, formerly of Bridgeport, will be held at a later date at The Father's House in Decatur.
Born July 2, 1924, in Minneapolis, to Bern and Lila Burch Hartikainen, she died Thursday, March 25, 2010, in Cleburne.She was preceded in death by her husband, Chet Conley; and a brother.She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cooke, Muriel
1930-2010

Published Thursday, March 25, 2010
Graveside service for Muriel Cooke, 79, of Boyd was Tuesday, March 23, at Boyd Cemetery.
Cooke died Friday, March 19, 2010, in Bridgeport. Born Dec. 14, 1930, in Fort Worth to John G. and Mary Jones Gay, she was a homemaker. She married Bernard Cooke Feb. 4, 1951, in Fort Worth.She is survived by her husband; daughter, Margie Dunn and husband, Barry, of Boyd; son, Benny Cooke of Houston; granddaughter, Kara Dunn; and grandsons, Kyle Dunn and Brian L. Cooke.

Corbell, Gale M.
1929-2010

Published Thursday, March 18, 2010
Funeral for Gale M. Corbell, 80, of Decatur is at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Ferren officiating. Burial is at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Corbell died Sunday, March 14, 2010, in Decatur.Born Aug. 20, 1929, in San Angelo to Olen Cleo and Lucille McGee Sork Corbell, he married Grace Steele Aug. 11, 1957, in Lucedale, Miss. He retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Chico.He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, David Steele.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Debra Taylor and husband, Alfred; grandchildren, Christina, Erinmarie, Michelle and Megan and husband, Joel; great-granddaughter, Kylan; brothers, Don, Norman, Ronnie and Daryl; sister, Thelma Jean; stepmother, Rosielee Corbell; brothers-in-law, Tom and John Steele; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Costner, Beth Hutto
1962-2010

Published Sunday, September 19, 2010
Funeral for Beth Hutto Costner, 48, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Dana Coker officiating. Burial will be in East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Costner died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born March 20, 1962, in Bridgeport to Billy and Jane (Dodson) Hutto, she married Lance Costner April 22, 1983, in Bridgeport. Costner was a legal secretary and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.She was preceded in death by her husband and father.She is survived by her daughters, Ambra Portillo and husband, Frank, of College Station, Erika Oliver and husband, Brad, of Saginaw and Carley Costner of Fort Worth; grandchildren Kylee and Braydon Oliver and William Portillo; mother, Jane Wilkinson and husband, John, of Austin; sister, Jane Ann Day and husband, Marshall, of Fort Worth; brothers Mike Hutto and wife, Jackie, of Bridgeport and David Hutto of Bridgeport; nieces, nephews and other relatives.Pallbearers were to be W.A. Hawkins, Danny Hawkins, Beau Platt, Monte Garner, Eugene Welson and Ray Escobedo.

Costner, Lance
1957-2010
Published Thursday, June 24, 2010
Memorial service for Lance Costner, 52, of Fort Worth and formerly of Bridgeport is at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Costner died Monday, June 21, 2010, in Fort Worth.He was born Aug. 3, 1957, in Charleston, S.C., to John and Carolyn Costner.He is survived by his wife, Beth Costner; daughters, Ambra Costner Portillo and husband, Francisco, Erika Costner Oliver and husband, Brad, and Carley Costner; parents, John and Carolyn Costner of Bridgeport; sisters, Sharon McLemore and Candace Warren; grandchildren, Kylee Oliver, William Bryce Portillo and Braydon Scott Oliver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cotter, William Robert 'Bill'
1931-2010
Published Sunday, March 21, 2010
Mass for William Robert "Bill" Cotter, 78, of Lewisville was March 19 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewisville. Burial followed at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Cotter died Monday, March 15, 2010, in Lewisville.Born April 22, 1931, in Nashville to Francis Joseph and Mattie (Holman) Cotter, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Cotter married Loretta Kranz June 4, 1955, in Topeka, Kan. He was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.Cotter was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and John Oliver; and sisters, Mary Frances, Louise and Christine.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Cathy Williams and husband, Ken; sons, Dr. Steven Cotter and wife, Mihae, and Michael S. Cotter and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Lance, Kimi, Ryan, Amber and Dustin; sisters, Angela Rust and Hilda Kohl and husband, Ed; and brothers, Joseph Cotter and Newman Cotter and wife, Lynn. The family requests memorials be made to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

Cox, Lawerence
1944-2010

Published Sunday, November 7, 2010
Memorial service for Lawerence Cox, 66, of Sunset was to be 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the County Line Cowboy Church, 890 N. U.S. 287 access road, in Sunset. The Rev. Alvin Miller was to officiate.
Cox died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in Sunset.Born Sept. 3, 1944, in Fort Worth to Walter Gail and Evelyn Phelps Cox, he married Gloria Swinney May 3, 1974, in Wichita Falls. He owned and operated L.E.'s Trees in Wichita Falls, and he served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1962 on the USS Ticonderoga CV14. Cox was a member of the Piston Heads Car Club in Bowie and the Wise County Antique Auto Club in Decatur.He is survived by his wife; daughter Ann Cox of Hurst; sons Lawerence Cox Jr. and wife, Donna, of Arlington, Travis Cox and wife, Stephanie, of Sunset, U.S. Navy Lt. Keith King and wife, Holly, of San Antonio and Chris King of Austin; his father and stepmother, Peggy Cox, of Sunset; brothers William Cox of Bowie, Randell Cox of Alvord and Steve Cox of Sunset; sister Carolyn Lampkin of Bowie; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Crockett, Helen
1931-2010

Published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Funeral for Helen Crockett, 79, of Bridgeport was Nov. 15 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport with Gary Demmitt officiating. Burial was at Thomas Cemetery.
Crockett died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.Born Nov. 4, 1931, in Roxton to J.T. and Grace Moore, she was a homemaker and seamstress. Crockett moved to Bridgeport in 1953 and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. She traveled and gardened. Crockett was preceded in death by brothers Raymond Moore, Lloyd Moore and Jimmy Don Moore; stepson Garry Crockett; and grandson Leslie Raines.She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bearl G. Crockett of Bridgeport; son Louie Alton Raines and wife, Mary, of Whitesboro; daughter Derinda Darilek and husband, Steve, of Bridgeport; stepson Charles Crockett of Crowley; grandchildren Candace Raines, Landon Darilek and wife, Alycia, and Denea Griggs and husband, Jake; and five great-grandchildren.

Cross, Noma Gay
1936-2010

Published Thursday, September 23, 2010
Funeral for Norma Gay Cross, 73, of Decatur was Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Louis Horton officiating. Burial was at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Born Nov. 6, 1936, in Decatur to John Henry and Minnie Bertha Hicks Fennell, she married Terry Leon Cross July 28, 1956. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband in February 1999.She is survived by her sons, Randy Cross and wife, Karen, of Decatur and Brent Cross and wife, Shawna, of Rhome; grandchildren, Codey Cross and wife, Natalie, of Aubrey and Kristi and Kaylee Cross of Decatur; great-grandchildren, Maci and Bailee Cross of Aubrey; and brother, David Fennell and wife, Sue, of Decatur.Pallbearers were Bill Fennell, Glenn Gage, Carl Fennell, Michael Fennell, Sonny McCarmick and Eddie Norris.

Cruz, Bobby Jack
1936-2010
Published Sunday, October 24, 2010
Graveside service for Bobby Jack Cruz, 74, of Boyd was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. James Arrington officiating.
Cruz died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Boyd.Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Boyd to Grover and Lola Faye (Splawn) Cruz, he was a retired brakeman for Burlington-Northern Railroad. In 1969, he married Bobbie Sue Drake in Corpus Christi.Cruz was preceded in death by son Bobby Brent Cruz; granddaughter Jony Rose Filip; and brother Arlen Don Cruz.He is survived by his wife; daughter Delian Cruz-Filip of Austin and Julie Faye Cruz of Dallas; sisters-in-law Mary Ellen McCanless of Arlington and Jane Olson of Corpus Christi; granddaughter Ashley Filip of Austin; and grandson Jullian Cruz of Dallas.Honorary pallbearers were to be Mark Romine, Jimmy "Bird Dog" Wilson, Junior Williams, Alvin Bassham, Jackie Read and Leon Coleman.

Dallas, Esther Alva Caroline
1928-2010

Published Sunday, October 31, 2010
Memorial service for Esther Alva Caroline Dallas, 81, of Chico was to be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at The Shepherd's House in Chico. The Revs. L.C. Smith and Kern Choate were to officiate.
Dallas died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in Decatur.Born Dec. 22, 1928, in South Bend, Ind., to Alvin and Carrie (Eggelston) Cole, she was a retired laundress. She married Homer W. Dallas Oct. 3, 1937, in Monterey, Calif.Dallas was preceded in death by her husband, brother Junior Cole; and sisters Bonnie, Jessie, Ivalene and Edith.She is survived by daughters Vickie Dallas of Chico and Susan Smart of Fresno, Calif.; grandchildren Shawndra, Jonathan and Christopher; four great-grandchildren; sisters Beverly Dallas of Paradise and Ivy Lopez of El Paso; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Darnell, Elbert Roy
1943-2009

Published Thursday, January 7, 2010
Funeral for Elbert Roy Darnell, 69, of Boyd was Jan. 1 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Darnell died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, in Azle.Born Oct. 8, 1943, to Elbert Irving and Dorothy (Pennington) Darnell, he was a retired mechanic.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Darnell.He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sherry L. Darnell; son, Roy Darnell Jr. of Boyd; daughter, Paula Roberts and husband, Reggie, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Darnell, Irene Villanueva Robertson
1951-2010

Published Thursday, August 5, 2010
Funeral for Irene Villanueva Robertson Darnell, 59, of Alvord was to be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth with Jim Hackney officiating. Burial was to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Darnell died Thursday, July 29, 2010, in Denton.Born Feb. 17, 1951, in Brady to G.R. "Bill" and Martha S. Villanueva, she was a member of the Vintage Flying Museum, U.S. Air Force Pararescue Association and the B-58 Hustler Association.Darnell was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Villanueva.She is survived by her husband, Dennie Darnell; son, Shawn Robertson and wife, Monica; brothers, G.R. "Billy" Villanueva II and wife, Kathy, and Victor E. Villanueva; sisters, Mary Harris and husband, Charles, Bea Taliaferro and husband, Wayne, Rita Simpson and husband, Douglas, and Martha Thetford and husband, Jack; and grandson, Rendon "Boo" Robertson.Pallbearers were to be Shawn Robertson, Terry Wages, Dewey Taliaferro, Lloyd Jordan, Eddie Thompson and Clint Thetford.

Davidson, James Wendell 'Bud'
1927-2010

Published Thursday, September 30, 2010
Funeral for James Wendell "Bud" Davidson, 82, of Bridgeport was Feb. 2 at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Demmitt officiating. Burial was at Thomas Cemetery.
Davidson died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Decatur.Born May 17, 1927, in Gilmer to James A. and Jennifer Lena "Jimmie" (Harty) Davidson, he served in the Army Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He married Nelda Faye Holland Sept. 8, 1952, in Gilmer.Davidson worked for various petroleum companies and retired from Mitchell Energy in 1992 with 40-and 45-year rings. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he taught a men's Sunday school class. Davidson visited local nursing homes and was a member of the Masons for 47 years.He was preceded in death by his wife; brother Tommy Davidson; and sisters Dorothy Shumante and Winnie Davidson.He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Smith and husband, Mark, of Bridgeport; son Pete Davidson and wife, Cyndie, of Amarillo; grandchildren Jennifer Wilson, Amy Morgan, Sarah Carney, and Charlie, Dustin and Christopher Davidson; great-grandchildren Caroline, Ava, Grant and Ali; sisters Patsy Oney of Clarksville, Sue Harris of Gilmer, Virginia Pinson of Bryan, Lurlene Richardson of Gilmer; and other relatives.Pallbearers were Marvin Read, Reece Landers, Roy Boswell, Christopher Davidson, James D. Davidson, Charles W. Davidson II, Jim Bradshaw and Eddy McKinley. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Arrington, Price Everett, Eddie Huckabee, Charles Kelley, Mike Bement and Earl German.

Davis, Arthur Fred 'Art'
1945-2010

Published Thursday, September 2, 2010
A private memorial service will be held for Arthur Fred 'Art' Davis, 65, of Rhome.
Davis died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Rhome.Born Jan. 12, 1945, in Slaton to Fred and Mary Davis, he grew up in Perrin and Weatherford and graduated from Perrin High School in 1964. Davis was a staff sergeant in the Air Force and served at U.S. bases in Okinawa from 1966-1970. He was a former sheriff's deputy for Wise and Montague counties, and he owned and operated a trucking firm for several years and later worked at an auto mechanic and inspection service in Boyd.He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughter Nita Levy and husband, Jim, of El Reno, Okla.; sons, Raylon Davis and wife, Laura, of Paradise, Adam Davis, Russell Scroggins and wife, Judy, and Rod Scroggins and wife, Bonnie, of Boyd; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Davis Savage and husband, Jim Jones, of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to the U.S. War Memorial in Rhome or the American Cancer Society.

Davis, O.L.
1919-2010

Published Sunday, April 18, 2010
Graveside service for O.L. Davis, 90, of Newark will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Dido Cemetery, with Dave Strunk officiating.
Davis died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, in Ardmore, Okla.Born Dec. 10, 1919, to Oscar Earl and Ora Faye (Galttana) Davis, he was the retired owner of Independent Neon Sign and Burns Security Services. He married Flora "Dutch" Worlow April 1, 1940, in Weatherford. Davis served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Battle of Okinawa. He was a Freemason for 50 years and a past worshipful master of Deer Creek Lodge No. 510 and Chalk Mountain Lodge No. 894.He is survived by his wife; daughters, Loretta Strunk and husband, David, of Jacksonville, Fla., Connie Williams and husband, Steve Sr., of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Starla, Shelly, Shaun, Andy and Melissa; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gene Davis and wife, Sue, of Newark; sisters, Margaritte "Totsy" Boydstun of Gainesville and Ethel Weaver and husband, Jimmie, of White Settlement.

Davis, Tom
1958-2010

Published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Memorial service for Tom Davis, 52, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at The River Church in Decatur with the Rev. Greg Mohr officiating.
Davis died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Decatur.Born June 28, 1958, in Kansas City, Kan., to Matthew and Gloria (Berryman) Davis, he was a mechanic. He married Laurie Reed Nov. 6, 1982, in Irving and was a member of The River Church in Decatur.Davis is survived by his wife; daughter Stephani Davis of Park Springs; sons Thomas Davis II and wife, Brenda, of San Diego and Michael Davis of Alvord; his mother of Irving; brothers Joe Davis, Rick Davis and Brian Davis, all of Irving; sisters Diana Zimmerley and Vickie Bartholomew, both of Irving; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Dean, Gwende
1935-2010

Published Sunday, October 24, 2010
Funeral for Gwende Dean, 75, of Boyd was Oct. 22 at First United Methodist Church in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Dr. Jim Bowden officiated.
Dean died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Boyd.Born Feb. 2, 1935, in Springtown to Porter and Monna (Drennan) Brown, she was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Fort Worth Retired School Employees Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Order of the Eastern Star, Texas Retired Teachers Association and First United Methodist Church of Boyd.Dean was preceded in death by son Mike Dean.She is survived by granddaughter Tara Elyse Dean of College Station; Tara's mother Laura Dean-Mooney of College Station; brother James "Biff" Brown and wife, Nell, of Commerce; nephews Kent Brown and wife, Susan, Brent Brown and wife, Mary, and Trent Brown and wife, Chantal; and other relatives.Pallbearers were Dennis Black, Billy Marcun, Roy Moore, Norm Sparks, Bob Turk and Jamie Badger.Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Boyd or MADD National Office, 511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700, Irving, TX 75062.

DeBo, Terry Lynn
1964-2010

Published Sunday, December 19, 2010
Funeral for Terry Lynn DeBo, 46, of Fort Worth was Dec. 17 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Dr. Van Gardner and Dr. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
DeBo died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Feb. 15, 1964, in Cheverly, Md., to Curtis Young Sr. and Lynn Morgan, she was a branch manager for Citibank in Bedford. She married Vance Evans DeBo May 3, 2004, in Arlington.She was preceded in death by her father; brothers Curtis Jr. and Carl Young; sisters Lena Marie New, Sheila Moss and Charisse Stevens.DeBo is survived by her husband; daughters Stacey Simmons of Fort Worth and Chelle Simmons of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; grandson Keegan Fitzpatrick of Fort Worth; and her mother.She is also survived by sisters Carolyn Tritt and husband, David, of Talking Rock, Ga., and Kelly Bramlett and husband, Clay, of Decatur; brother Dennis Young of Saginaw; and nieces, nephews and cousins.Pallbearers were Clay Bramlett, Jerry DeBo, Ryan Flynn, Dusty Young, Gordon Young and Curtis Young.

Dennis, Tony Paul
1973-2010

Published Sunday, October 10, 2010
Visitation for Tony Paul Dennis, 36, of Bridgeport was to be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Dennis died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in Mesquite.Born Nov. 10, 1973, in Gainesville to Davis Jr. and Altha (Lewis) Dennis, he was a service technician for Legacy Contracting Services. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Taylor Lee Dennis.Dennis is survived by his daughter Tracy Marie Dasha Dennis of Bridgeport; sons Timothy Paul Dennis, Todd Anthony Dennis and Matthew Alan Dennis, all of Bridgeport; mother Altha Lewis Kallio of Runaway Bay; father Davis Dennis Jr. of Bridgeport; sister Rachel Zarantonello and husband, Lee Everton, of Greenwood; Matthew's mother DeAnna Dennis; and several other relatives.Donations may be made for his children to the First State Bank of Bridgeport, Chico or Paradise.

Denton, John Frank
1992-2010

Published Thursday, August 26, 2010
Funeral for John Frank Denton, 18, of Terral, Okla., was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Mark Kunkel officiating. Burial was to be at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Denton died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in Terral.Born June 3, 1992, to Jessie and Gayla (Fullbright) Denton in Fort Worth, he was a senior at Ryan High School. He was a Baptist.Denton is survived by his father and wife, Kathy, of Terral; mother Gayla Hammonds of Springtown; sisters, April Denton and Michelle Johnson; brothers, Michael Denton, Kyle Denton, Robert Ivie, Matthew Denton and Joshua Denton; grandmother Leatrice Denton of Terral; grandfather John Fullbright of Pittsburg; and other relatives.Pallbearers were to be Jessie Denton, Kenny Wilkerson, Adam Cooper, Michael Denton, Ryan Blevins and Shaun Blevins.

Dickenson, Billie Kathryn
1929-2010

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010
Memorial for Billie Kathryn Dickenson, 81, of Decatur was to be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur. A private burial was to follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Dickenson died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in Decatur.Born Sept. 11, 1929, in Jacksonville to Luke and Essie McClung, she married Charles Eubanks. After his death, she married James Dickenson. A retired bookkeeper, Dickenson enjoyed game night at her church, Sycamore Baptist Church.Dickenson was preceded in death by husbands Charles Emmett Eubanks Jr. and James Virgle Dickenson.She is survived by children Carolyn Suzanne Osborne, Marilyn Anne Duckworth, Virgil Lee Eubanks, Charles Emmett Eubanks Jr. and James Gordon Eubanks; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

DoByns, Robert E.
1953-2010

Published Thursday, August 26, 2010
Graveside service for Robert E. DoByns, 57, of Poolville is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Sunset Cemetery. The Rev. Donald McMaster will officiate.
Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. DoByns died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in Poolville. Born Aug. 21, 1953, in Jacksonville, N.C., to Cecil and Frankie (Smith) DoByns, he was a heavy equipment operator. He married Dianna Southerland March 20, 1999, in Poolville. DoByns hunted, fished, camped and traveled. He is survived by his wife; daughters Wendi Caraway and husband, Phillip, of Chico, and Caitlyn DoByns of Fort Worth; sons Jim Bob DoByns and wife, Mary, of Sunset, and Clint DoByns and wife, Jamie, of Santo; stepson, Paul Chambers and wife, Sabrina, of Poolville; stepdaughters Linda Agcaoili and Nicole Agcaoili of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; father and his wife, Dorothy, of Chico; sisters Carol Pittman and husband, Keith, of Decatur and Martha McClure and husband, Rusty, of Sunset; brothers Earnest DoByns and wife, Cindy, of Sunset and Clark DoByns of Chico; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were to be Jim Bob DoByns, Clint DoByns, Paul Chambers, Justen Caraway, Jeremy DoByns and Cody Caraway.Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Douglas, David L.
1965-2010

Published Thursday, December 9, 2010
Memorial service for David L. Douglas, 45, of Paradise was to be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Craig Erb officiating.
Douglas died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, in Decatur.Born July 14, 1965, in Fort Worth to Robert and Marion (Bennett) Douglas, he was a minister. He married Dena Jo Kemper Dec. 8, 1990, in Irving.Douglas was preceded in death by his mother.He is survived by his wife; son David Wayne Douglas of Paradise; granddaughter Sapphire Douglas of Farmers Branch; his father; brothers Terry Douglas of Irving, Robert Douglas of Missouri and Roy Dale Douglas of Canton; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Doyle, Clara
1908-2010

Published Thursday, May 27, 2010
Funeral for Clara Doyle, 101, of Decatur was May 25 at Eagle Drive Baptist Church with David Isbell and Don Spain officiating. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.
Doyle died Saturday, May 22, 2010, in Decatur. Born Dec. 25, 1908, in Bowie to William and Matilda Hachlel, she married Joe Bailey Doyle Feb. 14, 1932, in Slidell.She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Albert Marvin and Melvin Hachtel; and sisters, Flora Branch and Vivian Montgomery.She is survived by her daughter, Marie Neighbors of Decatur; grandson, Jerry Neighbors and wife, Janie, of Valley View; great-grandchildren, Tami Blythe, Heather Whited and Andrew Neighbors; great-great-grandchildren, Layni and Zane Blythe and Colton, Coy and Chaynie Whited; and several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Melton Neighbors, Jordon Johnson, Jimmy Gillum, Clyde Spain, Gary Bible and Kenny Bryan.

Doyle, Louis
1928-2010

Published Sunday, July 18, 2010
Memorial service for Louis W. Doyle, 82, of Decatur is 1 p.m. Monday, July 19, at First Baptist Church of Decatur. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Doyle died Thursday, July 15, 2010. Born Feb. 3, 1928, in Fort Worth to Bill and Grace Doyle, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Louise Womack in April 1951. Doyle was an outdoorsman who involved his family through scouting and canoeing. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur, Wise Regional Health System Hospital Auxiliary and Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society. Survivors include his wife; children, Pamela Marsh and husband, Tom, Mickey Doyle and wife, Leigh Ann, and Rick Doyle and wife, B.J.; grandchildren, Phillip Marsh, Melanie Marsh, Lyndsey Doyle, Tyler Doyle, Brittany Doyle, Isaac Doyle and Aaron Doyle; sister, Maxine DeBrie; brother, James T. Doyle; and other family members.

Dozier, Don Alden
1929-2010

Published Thursday, March 18, 2010
Funeral for Don Alden Dozier, 80, of Decatur was March 16 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Kenneth Wood officiating. Burial was at Chico Cemetery.
Dozier died Friday, March 12, 2010, in Arlington.Born June 5, 1929, in Treece, Kan., to John D. and Mabel Carlton Dozier, he graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a bachelors' degree in business. Dozier was a self-employed steel salesman and a member of New Hope Fellowship in Chico.He married Jane Scott June 22, 1997, in Decatur.Dozier was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Billie Merritt; his brother, James; and his sister, Ethel.He is survived by his wife; sister, Betty McNabb of Fort Collins, Colo.; stepchildren, Sam Sasser and wife, Myra, of Paradise, Steve Sasser of Watauga, Susan Moore and husband, Brian, of Haslet and Sandy Boyle of Keller; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Sam Sasser, Steve Sasser, Brian Moore, Eric Cox, Van Cox and Chris Cox. Honorary pallbearers were Jose Cortez, Joe Lopez and Ben Lopez.

Drain, Lucille Wilson
1913-2010

Published Thursday, December 16, 2010
Funeral for Lucille Wilson Drain, 97, of Newark, was Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church in Newark. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Drain died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Decatur.Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Wise County to Abner and Ida Cagle Wilson, she and her husband, Edward Drain, operated a business in Newark. She served on the Newark City Council for 25 years and was mayor pro tem for 10 years. She stepped down in 2009 at the age of 96 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Newark.Drain was preceded in death by her husband in 1978; and sisters Daisy, Vera, Helen and Robbie.She is survived by son Donald Drain in Newark; grandchildren Kelly Harris of Fort Worth and Christi Osteen of Springtown; great-grandchildren Haydon Harris and Blake Harris of Fort Worth and Raelynn Caldwell and Tessa Osteen of Springtown.

Dugan, Ethel Lee
1911-2010
Published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Funeral for Ethel Lee Dugan, 99, of Cooper, formerly of Paradise, was to be at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Delta Funeral Home in Cooper with Deon Nichols and the Rev. Lucia officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper.
Dugan died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Cooper.Born July 2, 1911, in Jacksboro to John Thomas "Tom" Burns and Francis "Fannie" L. Cobb Burns, she was a school teacher and a homemaker. She married Jessie Winifred Dugan July 13, 1933, in Weatherford and was a member of Presbyterian churches in Jacksboro and Bridgeport. Dugan was preceded in death by her husband on July 19, 1998; daughter Mary Ann Dugan Haynes on March 4, 1990; and grandchildren Edwin Ray Haynes Jr. on July 26, 1972, and Douglas Allen Dugan on Sept. 4, 1994. She was also preceded in death by brothers John T. Burns, Cecil Walker Burns and Yattar A. Burns; and sister Annie Gladys Burns.Dugan is survived by sons James Winifred Dugan and Thomas Allen Dugan; daughter Nancy Nichols; and grandchildren, Susi Lewis, Becci Csolak, James Dugan, Sherry Dugan, Beverly Caperna, Dwayne Dugan, Gail Walker, Rae Ann Strittmatter, Tammy Cobleigh, Shelley Walker and Leslie Walker.She is also survived by great-grandchildren Stephanie Espinoza, Terrae Liesen, Steven Cox, Wesley Dugan, Dan Baxter, Jennifer Saucerman, Kyle Dugan, Amber Dugan, Ashley Dugan, Michael Dugan, Paige Walker, Hayden Walker, Holden Walker, Allison Strittmatter, Ashlyn Strittmatter, Aaron Strittmatter and Noah Walker; and great-great grandchildren Parker Espinoza, Landen Espinoza, Luke Liesen, Colby Liesen, Emmie Liesen, Taylor Baxter, Kathyrn Baxter, Harlow Saucerman. Pallbearers were to be Hayden Walker, Holden Walker, Wesley Dugan, Steven Cox, Dan Baxter and Michael Dugan.

Dupre, Michael Anthony
1943-2010
Published Sunday, March 28, 2010
Funeral for Michael Anthony Dupre, 67, of Mineola, formerly of Alvord was March 26 at First Christian Church in Mineola with burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola.
Dupre died Monday, March 22, 2010, in Quitman. Born Jan. 3, 1943, in Pointe-aux-Chenes, La., to Norris Paul and Theresa Marie Naquin Dupre, he graduated from Terrebonne High School in Houma, La., and was drafted by the Army. He earned a degree in accounting from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.He began his oilfield career with Petroleum Equipment Tools Co. (PETCO) in Houma. He moved to Alvord in 1995 and worked as CFO of QOS in Chico until he retired in 2000. The couple moved to Mineola in 2008.He is survived by his wife, Sherry Dupre; children, Arienne Harvey of Burleson, Travis Dupre of Houston and Megan Dupre of College Station; grandchildren, Alaina and Aaron Jacob Harvey and Kyndall, Kennedy and Bryce Michael Dupre; siblings, Sam Dupre of Florien, La., JoAnn Lyons and Tim Dupre, both of Chauvin, La., Dean Dupre of Bourg, La., Martha Kendrix of Florence, Miss., and Marty Dupre, Sheila Naquin and Lee Dupre, all of Montegut, La.; and his in-laws, Mollie and David Stanton of Winnsboro.Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Alvord, TX 76225; or First Christian Church, Mineola, TX 75773, to the building/memorial fund.

Eakman, Virginia Reynolds
1929-2010

Published Sunday, July 25, 2010
Funeral for Virginia Reynolds Eakman, 80, of Bridgeport was July 22 at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Rone officiating. Burial followed at Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Okla.
Eakman died Monday, July 19, 2010, in Southlake.Born Sept. 19, 1929, in Ryan to Ross H. Reynolds and Lorine (White) Reynolds, she married Whitt H. Eakman Aug. 28, 1946, in Henrietta. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Chico.She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Ross Reynolds Jr., Kenneth Reynolds and Charlie Joe Reynolds.She is survived by son Hollis Wayne Eakman of Johnson City; daughter Vicky Ga Nell Eakman Ray of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Holly Ray Buckner, Darryl Ray, Ragena Eakman and Whitt Eakman; great-grandchildren, Derek, Colby, Kasey, Kylie and Karah; brother Al Reynolds; and sister Patricia Woodard.

Eanes, Ann
1942-2010

Published Sunday, June 13, 2010
Funeral for Ann Eanes, 67, of Chico was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Morrison Funeral Home with Billy Rhone of Irving, Okla., officiating. Burial was to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Born Oct. 23, 1942, in Graham to Art Cooper and Mollie Marie (Hubbard) Hughes, she married Dennis Eanes Oct. 16, 1965, in Mary Esther, Fla. Eanes was a retired realtor for Remax and Mike Bowman in Dallas. She was a member of the Baptist church and moved to Chico from Hurst in 2005.She is survived by her husband; son, William "Bill" Eanes of Grand Terrace, Calif.; grandchildren, Launey, Ben and River Eanes; great-grandchild, Mexztley Aura; and several nieces and nephews.

Edwards, Jeanne Oatts
1918-2010

Published Thursday, September 30, 2010
Funeral for Jeanne Oatts Edwards, 92, of Runaway Bay was Sept. 27 at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Craig Erb officiating. Burial was at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Edwards died Friday, Sept. 24, in Arlington.Born June 3, 1918, in Waco to Walter Benjamin and Johnnie Anna (Holland) Oatts, she married Donald M. Sharp in 1936 and moved to a farm in Lebanon, N.J. He preceded her in death.In 1970, she was married to Jesse "Eddie" Mac Edwards, and they made their home at Runaway Bay. The couple was active in the community until he died in 1994. Edwards volunteered for AARP and Wise County voter registration and was a member of the Bridgeport Garden Club and the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. She was a retired dental assistant and office manager.She cooked, made jelly, picnicked, sewed, crocheted, knitted, traveled, swam, did water aerobics, oil painting and ceramics, gardened and did yard work. She also owned Yorkshire Terriers.Edwards was preceded in death by her husbands; granddaughter Vicki Higbee; and sisters, Eleanor, Elizabeth and Exial.She is survived by her daughter, Carol A. Maness of Grand Prairie; son Donald M. Sharp and wife, Ada, of Quinlan; grandson Danny McGill of Quinlan; granddaughters Lisa Jenkins-Alexander of Grand Prairie, Donna Harwell and Debra Wilkins, both of Quinlan, and Deanna Stausing of Sherman; great-grandchildren Amber, Hali, Trey, Conner, Deanna, Zach and Shawn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edwards, William Grant
1984-2010

Published Thursday, March 4, 2010
Funeral for William Grant Edwards, 25, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise.
Edwards died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Denton County. Born March 15, 1984, in North Richland Hills to Billy and Evelyn Edwards, he was a graduate of Bridgeport High School. Edwards was a member of Grace Fellowship Church and was a self-employed welder with Edwards Fabrication. He participated in motocross, wakeboarding and karaoke.Edwards was preceded in death by his mother.He is survived by his son, Henry Carter; father; sister, Heidi Edwards; grandparents, Doyle and June Patterson, Toby and Kathy Edwards and Frank and Pat Ivey.Pallbearers were to be Brady Carter, Anthony Carter, Andy Ivey, Trevor Meeks, Shane Funk, Mikey Thomas and Jaime Branscum. Donations to benefit his son may be made to the Grant Edwards Memorial Fund at First Financial Bank, P.O. Box 37, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Elkins, Vera Evelyn
1924-2010
Published Thursday, November 4, 2010
Graveside service for Vera Evelyn Elkins, 86, of Gorman, formerly of Lampasas County, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Long Cove Cemetery with Casey Clement officiating.
Elkins died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in DeLeon.Born Feb. 5, 1924, in Bend to Floyd Hubert Crain and Lota Adeline Cornelius Crain, she married Russell L. Elkins in 1943 at Fort Hood. Elkins farmed, ranched, sewed, quilted, canned and cooked. She was a member of the Church of Christ.Elkins was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter, Connie Ruth Cox. She is survived by daughters Lois Ann Medart and husband, Bill, of Gorman, and Nelda Franks and husband, Mark, of Brownwood; son Micheal Elkins and wife, Crissy, of Boyd; brother Billy Crain and wife, Geneva of Lometa; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granchild.Memorials may be made to the Cherokee Children's Home, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX, 76832.

Ennis, Aline
1918-2010
Published Sunday, September 19, 2010
Memorial service for Aline Ennis, 91, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
Ennis died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in Decatur.Born Nov. 25, 1918 in Woodward, Okla., to John and Olivia (Quattlebaum) Wright, she married Percy Ennis in 1960. He died in 2002.She is survived by sons John Burdett and wife, Theresa, of Boyd and Cliff Savage and wife, Judy, of San Antonio; daughter, Jean Akagi of Porterville, Calif.; six grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Euchner, Marvin Rinhold, II
1954-2010

Published Sunday, August 29, 2010
Memorial service for Marvin Rinhold Euchner II, 56, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur with Dr. Bill Hughes officiating. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Euchner died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Decatur.Born Jan. 14, 1954, to Marvin Rinhold and Margaret Anderson Euchner in Sumter, S.C., he married Lisa Guidinger Nov. 26, 1976, in Elk City, Okla. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1976 with a bachelor of science in business administration and became a CPA in 1986. Euchner was Green Belt Certified Six Sigma, an Extra Class amateur radio operator, aircraft and power plant mechanic, avionics technician, certified medical transport executive, licensed commercial pilot, flight instructor and certified scuba diver. He served on the board of directors for GTE International, Angel Flight and Wise Area Relief Mission (W.A.R.M.) and was also on the customer board of advisers for Jet Support Service Inc. He also served with Wise Eyes. He was a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Goldwing Road Riders and Mustang Club of America. Marvin was serving as senior vice president of operations for Seven Bar Flying Service in Dallas. He owned Clearview Aviation in Decatur.He is survived by his wife, Lisa Euchner of Decatur; sisters, Kathy Carducci of Canada and Gwen Zelewski and husband, Tom, of Southlake; and four nephews.Memorials may be made to W.A.R.M., 300 N. Trinity, Decatur, TX 76234.

Ferguson, Dean
1913-2010

Published Sunday, January 17, 2010
Funeral for Dean Ferguson, 96, of Paradise was Jan. 15 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Revs. Doug Acklie and Lionel Bailey officiating. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery.
Ferguson died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in Decatur. Born Jan. 16, 1913, in Wise County to Jesse Lafayette and Lara Rhoda Potts Womack, she married Bun "Pete" Ferguson Oct. 15, 1939, in Love County, Okla. Dean retired after 30 years as a grocery store owner in Paradise, where she was a member of First Christian Church.Ferguson was preceded in death by her husband on May 3, 1986. She is survived by her daughter, Clara Niblett and husband, Wayne, of Paradise; grandchildren, Kevin Niblett of DeSoto and Kristi Force and husband, Guy, of Saginaw; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Force; two nieces; and one nephew. Pallbearers were Dennis Meek, Ronald Womack, Jimmy David Cantrell, Jimmy Munn, Gary Potts and Neal Munn.

Fernandez, Maria
1933-2010

Published Thursday, August 26, 2010
Funeral for Maria Fernandez, 76, of Decatur was Friday, Aug. 20, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church with Father Sojan George officiating.
Fernandez died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.Born Nov. 7, 1933, in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Juan and Vicenta Martinez Solis, she married Panfillo Fernandez July 26, 1952, in Hermita DeLos Correa, Jerez, Zacatecas.She is survived by her husband, daughters, Berta Hernandez and husband, Silvestre, of Bridgeport, Leticia Juarez and husband, Mario, and Marta Gillstrap and husband, James, all of Los Angeles, and Maria Fernandez of Decatur; and sons Isidro Fernandez and wife, Ana, and Arturo Fernandez and wife, Sara, all of Decatur. Her 29 grandchildren include Silvestre, Raymundo, Aurora, Abelia, Cindy, Gerardo, Jose Panfilo, Sandra, Sheila, Jafid, Adriana Leticia, Marta Daisy, Ana Elvira, Mayra, Alexander, Gricel, Mario, James, Krystal, Jennifer, Stephanie, Daniel, Roberto, Jesus, Pamela, Brenda, Mike, Arturo Jr. and Alexandra.

Ferrell, Allan Ray
1961-2010
Published Sunday, January 17, 2010
Graveside service for Allan Ray Ferrell, 48, of Fort Worth will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel.
Ferrell died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Caddo Parrish, La.Born Feb. 24, 1961, in Fort Worth to Herman and Linda Ferrell, he was a truck driver.He is survived by his wife, Stacie Pittman Ferrell of Fort Worth; son, Corey Ferrell of Fort Worth; daughters Shawna Ferrell and Aleshia Ferrell, both of Fort Worth; father and wife, Judy, of Fort Worth; mother of Fort Worth; sister, Angela Ferrell of Garland; mother-in-law, Billie Pittman of Wise County; as well as other extended family members.

Fortenberry, Charlotte Marie Long
1933-2010

Published Thursday, December 9, 2010
Funeral for Charlotte Marie Long Fortenberry, 77, of Slidell, was to be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at First Baptist Church in Slidell with the Rev. Bobby Cates officiating. Burial was to follow at Slidell Cemetery.
Fortenberry died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born June 12, 1933, in Lometa to John and Ora McMahan, she was adopted and raised by her aunt and uncle, Hubie and Bill Long. She married Freddie Gene Fortenberry Aug. 15, 1953, at the Long Ranch in Slidell. Fortenberry lived in Slidell since 1945 and was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.Fortenberry was preceded in death by her husand on Dec. 7, 1988; and brothers Foye McMahan and Hubert Long.She is survived by daughter Becky Ford and husband Jerry, of Rosston; sons Leslie Fortenberry and wife, Shirley, and Blake Fortenberry and wife, Sue, all of Slidell; grandchildren Ethan Fortenberry, Chari Marie Richardson, Bain Fortenberry, Aubrey Fortenberry and Laura Jarrett and husband, Justin; great-grandson Landon Riley Jarrett; sister Johnnie Ray Seale of Corpus Christi; and brother Dorman Long and wife, Bobbie, of Dallas. Pallbearers were to be Bill Davis, Tim Fletcher, John North, Wayne Lovejoy, Bert Pruett, David Schertz, Kevin Mitchell and Cody Vanover. Honorary pallbearers were Edwin Pruett, Tooter Fletcher, Strike Franklin, Gary Smith, Mike Graves and Curtis Creswell.Memorials may be made to charity of choice.

Fortenberry, Hardie
1922-2010

Published Sunday, October 17, 2010
Graveside service for Hardie Fortenberry, 88, of Hurst is 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Rosston Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Fortenberry died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Hurst.Born April 11, 1922, in Leo to Ambrose Taylor and Eula Mae Willis Fortenberry, he was a teacher and coach at Paradise, Slidell and Hurst. During World War II, he was in the United States Marines and Naval Reserves. While stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., Fortenberry set the record for the military version of the decathlon, missing a perfect score by one point. After his military service, he played basketball at Texas Wesleyan College with other veterans and friends from Greenwood. He was in the top 20 nationwide in scoring and led the team to a 30-4 record in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament in 1947. He was inducted to the TWC Sports Hall of Fame in 1972. While attending TWC, Hardie met Betty Rice. They married after graduation and moved to Peoria, Ill., where he played basketball professionally for Caterpillar. He returned to Texas to coach, farm and raise a family. Fortenberry is survived by sons Joe Ted Fortenberry of Greenwood and Dale Hardie Fortenberry and wife, Vivian of Carrollton; daughters Lynne Butler and husband, Robert, of North Richland Hills and Pamela Garrett of Hurst; grandchildren Monica Higdon and husband, Stephen, of Crowley and Jimmy Carr of Austin; and great-grandson Simon Higdon of Crowley.

Foster, Billie Adam
1923-2010
Published Thursday, September 23, 2010
Funeral for Billie Adam Foster, 84, of Krum is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the First United Methodist Church in Krum with Bobby Cates and Keith Cupples officiating. Burial will be at Jackson Cemetery.
Foster died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.Born Jan. 30, 1926, in Decatur to E.R. Foster and Edith C. Foster, he married Billie Louise Leddy March 21, 1958, in Fort Worth. He and his wife founded Foster's Saddle Shop in 1966. Foster supported local 4-H and FFA organizations, International Professional Rodeo Association, North Texas State Fair and other non-profit organizations. He was a hunter, fisherman, camper and world traveler. He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 18, 2010; and son and daughter-in-law, Buddie and Jeannie Foster.He is survived by sons, Mark Foster and wife, Madeline, and Brad Foster; daughters, Sandra North and husband, John, of Slidell, Lisa Foster of Little Elm, Christie Enoch and husband, Terry, of Slidell and Tina Foster-Bergbauer and husband, Craig, of Clare, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Foster, Billie Louise Leddy
1930-2010

Published Thursday, February 25, 2010
Funeral for Billie Louise Leddy Foster, 79, of Krum was Feb. 22 at Krum United Methodist Church with the Rev. Christy Thomas officiating. Burial followed at the Jackson Cemetery in Krum.
Foster died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Krum. Born May 17, 1930, in Midland to Frank Harris Leddy and Wilma Billie Turner, she married Billie Adam Foster March 21, 1958, in Weatherford. She co-owned Foster Saddle Shop with her husband and was a member of Krum United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Buddie Foster; daughter-in-law, Jeannine Foster; and sister, Peggy Griffith.She is survived by her husband; daughters, Sandra North and husband, John, of Slidell, Christie Enoch and husband, Terry, of Slidell, Lisa Foster of Little Elm and Tina Bergbauer and husband, Craig, of Clare, Ill.; sons, Mark Foster and wife, Madeline, of Denton and Brad Foster of Krum; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members.

Frazier, Kenneth Landol
1945-2010

Published Sunday, October 17, 2010
Memorial service for Kenneth Landol Frazier, 65, of Flower Mound was Oct. 14 at Colonial Funeral Home with Gene Perry officiating.
Frazier died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in Flower Mound.Born July 21, 1945, in Lamb County to Alvin and Frances Frazier, he graduated from Dimmitt High School and played basketball under Coach Kenneth Cleveland. Frazier worked for Frito Lay until his retirement, and lived in Decatur until 2009 when he moved to Flower Mound to be closer to his daughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Frazier.Frazier is survived by daughters Kendra Holder and husband, Kevin, of Flower Mound and Traci Bear and husband, Jason, of Haslet; his mother of Dimmitt; brother Jerry Frazier of Dimmitt; sister Cara Nell Dearing of Hereford; and grandchildren Andrew Holder, Aaron Holder, Sara Holder, Sami Holder and Emily Bear.Memorials may be made to ALS Association - North Texas Chapter, 1231 Greenway Dr., Suite 270, Irving, TX 75038

French, Robert Lynn 'Bob'
1933-2010

Published Thursday, April 1, 2010
Memorial service for Robert Lynn "Bob" French, 76, of Bridgeport was March 30 at Jones Family Funeral Home.
French died Saturday, March 27, 2010, in Bridgeport. Born Nov. 22, 1933, in Fort Worth to Edward and Hattie French, he was a leather craftsman and danced. French was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 1195 and the Bible Baptist Church. He is survived by his son, Robert Ray French and wife, Arun; daughters, Gwenda French Dunn, Linda French Gilliland and husband, Tony, Robin French Hicks and husband, Scott, and Charlene Banks; sisters, Janis Brumley and Carolyn Williams; grandchildren, Robert Charles Banks, Charlotte Smith, Julia French, Nicole French, Michael Sparks, Jared Sparks, Kalin Butler, Haley Hicks, Ashlee Hicks, Felicia Whitaker, Lisa Fuller, Rebecca Fuller and Rickey Gilliland; and six great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his wife, Rae French; grandchild, Robert Michael French; and son-in-law, David Dunn.Honorary pallbearers were Robert Ray French, Robert Charles Banks, Scott Hicks, Tim Butler, Michael Sparks, Jared Sparks and Henry Kaker. Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219.

Fridell, Geraldine
1930-2010

Published Sunday, January 10, 2010
Memorial service for Geraldine Fridell, 79, of Keller was Jan. 5 at Restland Coppell Funeral Home, and funeral was Jan. 6 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with burial at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Fridell died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Keller.Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Decatur to Alf and Virginia Brown, she married U.S. Air Force Captain Willis "Jack" Fridell. Her hobbies included cooking, decorating and garage sales.She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Mike; and a granddaughter, Amy.She is survived by daughters, Gail King and husband, Fred, and Marsha Jenks and husband, Rodney; grandchildren, Julie Fredericksen and husband, Chad, Derick King and wife, Valerie, Chelsea Coker, Dustin Jenks and Jessica Jenks; great-grandchildren, Devon, Damon, Ashton, Ella and Hadlee; three sisters; and two brothers.

Friend, Glenda Lee Pollock
1948-2010

Published Thursday, March 25, 2010
Funeral for Glenda Lee Pollock Friend, 61, of Bridgeport is at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport with Dale Webster officiating. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.Friend died Monday, March 22, 2010, in Decatur.Born June 27, 1948, in Oklahoma City to Ambrose and Ethel Pollock, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Friend, and her brothers, David and Larry.She is survived by her sons, Robby Hankins and wife, Kelly, of Big Spring, Daniel Hankins and wife, Melody, of Nocona and Ralla Hankins and wife, Christine, of Bridgeport; sister, Thelma Cansler and husband, Gene; brothers, Jimmie, Gary and wife, Brenda, and Darrell Pollock; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Fulton, Jack
1918-2010

Published Thursday, December 23, 2010
Funeral for Jack Fulton, 92, of Terral, Okla., was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Terral First Baptist Church with Larry Miller and Mark Kunkel officiating. Burial was to follow at Terral Cemetery.
Fulton died Monday, December 20, 2010, in Henrietta.Born Dec. 16, 1918, in Graham to Ebb and Rosie Odessie (Walker) Fulton, he married Clara Belle Bonham March 22, 1938, in Decatur. Fulton served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Terral Lions Club. He was a farmer and a carpenter and lived in Terral since 1957.Fulton was preceded in death by his wife in 1989 and daughter Pamela Sue Fulton.He is survived by sons Archie Lee Fulton, Charles Edward Fulton and Donald Ray Fulton, all of Terral, and James Gordon Fulton of Elgin, Okla.; daughters Brenda Gale Bryant of Terral, Anita Kay King of Henrietta and Debra Jean Elledge of Decatur; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were to be Mark Fulton, David Fulton, Larry King Jr., Kaleb Elledge, Dustin Bryant and Bryan Fulton. Memorials may be made to Terral Cemetery or the Terral Community Center.

Fuqua, Floyd
1926-2010

Published Sunday, July 25, 2010
Funeral for Floyd Fuqua, 84, of Paradise was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at First Baptist Church in Paradise with burial at Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. Don Caldwell was to officiate.
Fuqua died Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Decatur.Born March 1, 1926, to Leveland and Jessie (Robertson) Fuqua in Paradise, he married Ruby Dunn July 10, 1954, in Decatur. He retired as postmaster in Paradise, was a member of the Wise County Veterans group and the First Baptist Church in Paradise.He was preceded in death by his wife; son, James Ward; and brothers Homer and Otho Fuqua.He is survived by sons Kenneth Fuqua and wife, Cristy, and Frank Fuqua, all of Paradise; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.Pallbearers were to be Randy Potter, Cayson Wilson, Brandon Black, Ray Alford, Jimmy Begeman and Barry Begeman.

Galbraith, Margaret Ann
1928-2010
Published Thursday, October 14, 2010
Graveside service for Margaret Ann Galbraith, 82, of Alvord was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Alvord Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Irish officiating.
Galbraith died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, in Alvord.Born Jan. 8, 1928, in Alvord to Ben Jo and Mary Electra Gose Fox, she was a teacher and retired from the profession in Aurora, Colo. She married Lewis Paul Galbraith in 1950 in Dallas and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Alvord.She is survived by son Robert Lewis Galbraith of Longmont, Colo.; grandson Brandon Galbraith of Dallas; sisters Nell Clay and husband, Clifford, of Lindale and Sue Nivens and husband, David, of Fort Worth; sister-in-law Jackie Fox of Fort Worth; nieces Kay and Kim; and nephews Richey, Cliff, Rob and Ben.

Galloway, Floyd
1919-2010
Published Sunday, December 19, 2010
Graveside service for Floyd Galloway, 90, of Bridgeport was Dec. 17 at East Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. John Galloway officiating.
Galloway died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in Decatur.Born Dec. 20, 1919, in Floydada to William and Essie (Wiggington) Galloway, he was a minister. He married Doris Faye Albritton June 5, 1943, in Bridgeport and was a veteran of the Army Air Corps serving during World War II.Galloway is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Pittman and husband, Elgin, of Alvord; sons the Rev. John Galloway and wife, Barbara, of Burleson and Howard Galloway and wife, Jean, of Bridgeport; and other relatives.

Galttana, Patricia Jane
1965-2010

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010
Memorial for Patricia Jane Galttana, 45, of Springtown is 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Normandale Baptist Church in White Settlement with the Rev. Jason Williams officiating.
Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.Galttana died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Jan. 17, 1965, in Houston, she was an escrow officer and a Texas Rangers fan. Galttana was preceded in death by the father of her children, Blake Galttana.She is survived by son Michael Johnnie of Fort Worth; daughters Celes Galttana of Fort Worth and Kalan Galttana of Bryan; grandchildren Michael, Ely, Grayson, Hayden and Adelyn; sister Peggy Kellar of Fort Worth; and other relatives.A memorial fund has been established for Galttana at Wells Fargo Bank.

Garrett, Johnny Gene
1943-2010

Published Thursday, February 18, 2010
Graveside service for Johnny Gene Garrett, 66, of Decatur was Monday, Feb. 15, at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating.
Garrett died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.Born Dec. 8, 1943, in Decatur to John M. and Calva Christine Wood Garrett, he married Clara Lois Souther March 2, 1963, in Decatur. A farmer and rancher, he was a member of American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association and the Allison Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Wil Goode. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Conda Goode and husband, Tom, of Decatur; son, Mike Garrett and wife, Kay, of Slidell; grandchildren, Jamie Braden and husband, Forest, of Sapulpa, Okla., Jessy Goode of Decatur and Nathan and Trenton Garrett of Slidell.Memorials may be made to Allison Baptist Church or a charity of choice.

Garrett, Marie Alexander
1921-2010

Published Sunday, March 28, 2010
Funeral for Marie Alexander Garrett, 88, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Church of Christ in Roscoe with John Morgan officiating.
Garrett died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Decatur.Born June 15, 1921, in Sweetwater to Wiley and Marie Alexander, she married John T. Garrett Oct. 5, 1940, in Stephenville. She and her husband operated Garrett Grocery Store in Roscoe for 20 years. She lived in Roscoe from 1949 until moving to Decatur in 2007.She was preceded in death by her husband Oct. 21, 1992, and her son, Kenneth Garrett, May 19, 1997.She is survived by her daughter, Delores McKinnon and husband, Don, of Rhome; sons, Donald Garrett and wife, Donna, of Harlingen, and Jerry Garrett and wife, Diane, of Midland; sister, Cora Lee Merworth of DeLeon; grandchildren, Brian, Sarah, Matthew, Cheryl and husband, Tim, Sabrina and husband, Paul, and Sharessa; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Taylor, Macy and Skye; one great-great-grandchild, Kyra; and daughter-in-law, Schylon Garrett Boyd and husband, Arthur Ray, of Sweetwater.Pallbearers were to be Matthew Garrett, Brian Garrett, Tim Troxell, Paul Bishop, Wiley Chandler, Ray Sanders, Kim Alexander, Mike Alexander, Joe Brad McVey, Todd Pebsworth and Durwood Burgess.Honorary pallbearers were to be Rex George, Lewis Light, John Oscar Martin, Royce Clay, Johnny Allen and Clyde Ater.

Gary, Mary Orlena Davenport
1910-2010

Published Thursday, July 8, 2010gary
Funeral for Mary Orlena Davenport Gary, 100, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Johnny Irish officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Gary died Saturday, July 3, 2010, in Decatur. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.Born June 9, 1910, in Wise County to Jesse Parish and Carrie Hopson Davenport, she was salutatorian of her class at Decatur High School and graduated from Decatur Baptist College and Daugh Business College. While working for the Texas Railroad Commission in Eastland, she met and married Fred Louis Gary. They lived in Ardmore, Okla.; Chicago; and Fort Worth. Gary was a member of Ravenswood Methodist Church in Chicago, Matthews Memorial Methodist Church in Fort Worth and First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She was a gardener and member of Fort Worth Women's Garden Club. She was also a "Pink Lady" volunteer at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Gary's hobbies included sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, traveling with the Chaparall's RV Chapter 85 travel club and playing golf with her husband.She was preceded in death by her husband; sister Mildred Askey (Alvin) and brother Paschal "Buddy" (Margaret).She is survived by daughters, JoAnn Cocanougher and husband, Dr. Charles Marion Cocanougher, of Decatur and Janel Larson and husband, Preston Lee, of Phoenix; grandchildren, Gary and Susan Cocanougher of Decatur, D'Ann and Mark Moore of Dallas, Beth and David Short of Tyler, Scott and Alison Cocanougher of Shelbyville, Tenn., Mary Kay and John Battaglia of Madison, Wis., Allison and Sean Tierney of Mill Valley, Calif., and Kirsten and Josh Tewksbury of Seattle; great-grandchildren, Chris Anne and Clint Hattaway of Lantana, Liz Cocanougher of Dallas, Benjamin and Matthew Moore of Dallas, John David and Charlie Short of Tyler, Austin, Autumn and Alex Battaglia of Madison, Blake and Ethan Cocanougher of Shelbyville, Jack, Mark and Amelia Tierney of Mill Valley and Oliver and Orlena Simone Tewksbury of Seattle.Pallbearers are Gary Cocanougher, Scott Cocanougher, Matthew Moore, John David, Charlie Short and Bill Askey. Honorary pallbearers are Benjamin Moore, Austin Battaglia, Alex Battaglia, Jack Tierney, Mark Tierney, Blake Cocanougher, Ethan Cocanougher and Oliver Tewksbury.The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 104 South Miller, Decatur, TX, 76234.

Gaston, Joseph Stephen
1938-2010
Published Sunday, August 15, 2010
Funeral for Joseph Stephen Gaston, 72, of Poolville is 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Justin Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Gaston died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. He was born May 25, 1938, in Fort Worth. Gaston is survived by his wife, Brenda Gaston; son, Joseph Brendan Gaston; sister, Ruthie Wetzel; sisters-in-law, Nancy Rogers and Susan Russell of Springtown; mother-in-law, Hazel Joyce; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Gatlin, David Eugene 'Super D'
1950-2010

Published Sunday, May 16, 2010
Funeral for David Eugene "Super D" Gatlin, 59, of Bridgeport was to be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Cates Street Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Gatlin died Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Dallas.Born Oct. 25, 1950, in Anadarko, Okla., to Richard and Hazel Gatlin, he served in the Army from 1970 to 1973 and was deployed to Vietnam. He was a truck driver for RWS Trucking in Bridgeport. Gatlin participated in the Big Texas Toy Run, the Wise County Toy Run and veterans rides. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Edward and Willard; and one sister, Wanda Waldrop.He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann; son, Joe Gatlin of Bridgeport; daughters, Misty Forcier of Beaumont and Sabrina Judkins of Seagoville; sisters, Laverne Halstead of Grand Prairie, Helen Cregger of Max Meadows, Va., Darla Kubat of Lakeside, Ariz., and Viola McGee of Temple, Okla.; and grandchildren, Chris, Jeff and Belinda of Beaumont, Texas. Pallbearers were to be Bill Chartier, Jamie Gatlin, Bryan Allen, Leslie Allen, Micky Williams, and Michael Johnson.

Geron, Edna Mae Milburn
1918-2010

Published Thursday, April 15, 2010
Funeral for Edna Mae Milburn Geron, 91, of Springtown was April 13 in Fort Worth. Burial followed at Geron Family Cemetery in Wise County.
Geron died Friday, April 9, 2010, in Springtown.Born May 5, 1918, in Henryetta, Okla., to Jess and Jessie Anna (Cunningham) Settle, she was a homemaker.She is survived by husband, Charles Geron; daughter, Ann Miesch and husband, Mike, of Irving; stepsons, Ed Geron and wife, Vita, of San Angelo, Wayne Geron and wife, Diana, and Michael Vaughn and wife, Jammie, all of Decatur, and Larry Vaughn and wife, Toni, of Springtown; six grandsons; four granddaughters; and 20 great-grandchildren.The family requests memorials be made to Walnut Creek Baptist Church, 220 West Reno Road, Azle, TX 76020.

Geron, William Travis
1917-2010

Published Sunday, March 21, 2010
Funeral for William Travis Geron Sr., 92, of Decatur was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Geron officiating. Burial was to be at Geron Cemetery.
Geron died Thursday, March 18, 2010, in Decatur.Born June 27, 1917, in Beardtown to Charley William and Willie Elois Jemison Geron, he was a mechanic and painter and was a member of Central Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his brothers, George and Floyd Geron; and sister, Lavina Davis.He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dixie Geron; daughter, Betty Hunt and husband, Vernon, of Decatur; sons, William Travis Geron Jr. and wife, Linda, of Decatur and Glen Melvin Geron and wife, Beth, of Alvord; grandchildren, Todd Weger, Cheryl Greiner, Neal Greer, Becky Tackett, Angel Unger, Laura Davis, Julie Hardcastle and Ralonda Patterson; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Geron; sister, Betty McKay; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Todd Weger, Leland Hardcastle, Raylon Davis, Lou Greiner, Billy Patterson and Thomas Unger.

Giddens, Kristerfer Ray
1990-2010

Published Sunday, October 17, 2010
Funeral for Kristerfer Ray Giddens, 20, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial was to follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Van Gardner and Billy Jeffrey were to officiate.
Giddens died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, near Bridgeport.Born March 26, 1990, in West Plains, Mo., he was an auto mechanic at Wilson's Auto in Bridgeport and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. He played the guitar.He was preceded in death by his grandfather Pete Hickman. Giddens is survived by his wife, Sandy Giddens; son Elijah Giddens; parents, Stacey Giddens of Bridgeport and Gary Giddens of Crafton; brothers Shay Giddens and Dahlton Giddens, both of Bridgeport; grandparents Glenn and Rocky Lee of Bridgeport and Hiram and Bettye Giddens of Bedford; great-grandmother Mildred Gray of California; brothers-in-law Jessie Butler and Steven Butler and wife, Shaunda; sisters-in-law Danise Lackey and husband, Danny, and Amy Elliston; and four nieces and nephews.

Gilliland, C. Dean, Dr.
1950-2010

Published Thursday, April 15, 2010
Visitation for Dr. C. Dean Gilliland, 60, of Bridgeport will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. No other service will be held.
Gilliland died Sunday, April 11, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Jan. 31, 1950, in Raymondville to Charles and Gloria Gilliland, he earned a doctorate in microbiology and immunology in 1972 from Texas A&M. He gardened and collected coins.He was preceded in death by stepsons William Price and James Price.He is survived by his wife, Billie Gilliland; and grandchildren, Ashton Price and Alyssa Price.

Gilliland, Luke James
2010

Published Sunday, September 19, 2010
Funeral for Luke James Gilliland, the 4-month-old son of Wes and Rebecca Gilliland of Justin, was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at The Village Church in Highland Village with the Rev. Matt McCauley officiating. Burial was to be at Paradise Cemetery.
Luke died Sept. 15, 2010, in Justin. He was born May 6, 2010, in Grapevine.He is survived by his parents; brother, Paul; grandparents James and Cathy Gilliland of Rhome; great-grandmother, Mary Frances McGuire of Fort Worth; and aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Gleason, Patricia Ann
1935-2010

Published Thursday, May 27, 2010
Funeral for Patricia Anne Gleason, 75, of Jacksboro was May 23 at Coker Funeral Home with BJ Nunley officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.
Gleason died Thursday, May 20, 2010, in Decatur.Born April 18, 1935, in Dallas to Robert and Verlie Turner, she was a retired teacher for the Dallas school district and a member of the First Baptist Church in Mesquite.She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Gleason; sons, Scott Gleason of Tomball, David Gleason and wife, Cindy, of Justin and Bruce Gleason of Jacksboro; grandchildren, Christy, Kelly, Caleb, Kevin, Kerry and Adam Gleason, Casey Mestes Ray and Michael Mestes; brother, Charles Turner of Greensboro, N.C.; sister, Sandra Turner Harper of DeSoto.Pallbearers were Caleb Gleason, Kelly Wesley, Kevin Gleason, Dwayne Thrasher, Kerry Gleason and Adam Gleason.

Gober, Zachary Blake
1992-2010

Published Sunday, August 1, 2010
Funeral for Zachary Blake Gober, 18, of Bridgeport was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Dimmitt officiating. Burial was to be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Jacksboro.
Gober died Monday, July 26, 2010, in Boyd.Born March 28, 1992, in Mineral Wells to Gary and Linny (Armstrong) Gober, he graduated from Bridgeport High School in May. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.He is survived by his mother, Linny Read and husband, Marvin, of Bridgeport; father, Gary Gober and wife, Christy, of Springtown; sisters, Bree Gober, Amye Read and Kayla Van Brunt; brothers, Ty Read, Brayden Pewitt and Bryson Vidal; grandparents, Larry and Cherry Armstrong of Jacksboro, Susan Houser of Jacksboro, Lary and Cynthia Gober of Bridgeport, Roy and Gay Boswell of Bridgeport and Oz and Dana Read of Bridgeport; great-grandmother, Shorty Armstrong; aunts and uncles; a nephew; and other relatives.Pallbearers were to be Dooby Fox, Luke Armstrong, Daniel Scott, Alex Frye, John Gary, Jordan Daniels, Trevor Boales and Wade Gary.

Godbey, Joy Lynn Rose
1936-2010

Published Sunday, February 21, 2010
Funeral for Joy Lynn Rose Godbey, 73, of Fort Worth was Feb. 19 in Decatur. The Revs. Ray Cobb and Bob Danley officiated and burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Godbey died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in Decatur.Born March 4, 1936, in Decatur to Samuel Paul and Hazel Gladys Cheek Rose, she married Billy Morgan Godbey in 1970 in Fort Worth. She retired from the State of Texas as an administrative assistant and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Haltom City.She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987.She is survived by a son, Sam Godbey of Fort Worth; mother, Hazel Mooney of Decatur; sisters Paula Ellis of Weatherford and Cherrie Townsend and husband, Steve, of Hurst; brother, Richard Rose of McKinney; step-daughter, Suzie Dick and husband, Rusty, of Denison; grandchildren, Josh and Emily Godbey and Bill and James Dick; four great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Steve Godbey, Robert Underwood, Tim Matyjewicz, Tim VanderWal, Jim Hicks and Bill Plowman.The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Gonzalez, Jesus Noe, Sr.
1948-2010

Published Sunday, August 8, 2010
Funeral for Jesus Noe Gonzalez Sr., 62, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Fred Villa officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Gonzalez died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, in Decatur.Born Feb. 18, 1948, in Piedras Negras, Mexico, to Noe and Maria Inez Lira Gonzalez, he married Gloria del Carmen Ozuna June 10, 1970, in Zaragoza, Mexico. He was a member of the Catholic church.Gonzalez is survived by his wife; sons, Jesus Noe Gonzalez Jr., Juan Gonzalez, Sergio Gonzalez, Feliciano Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, Antonio Gonzalez, Roberto Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez and Armondo Gonzalez, all of Decatur; daughters, Maria Ochea and Christina Martinez, both of Decatur and Brenda Sonora of Uvalde; brother, Rogelio Luna of Mexico; mother, Maria Inez of Zaragoza, Mexico; and 28 grandchildren.Pallbearers were to be Juan Gonzalez, Jesus Gonzalez Jr., Antonio Gonzalez, Sergio Gonzalez, Armonda Gonzalez and Jose Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, Sergio Reginaldo
1973-2010

Published Thursday, October 28, 2010
Funeral for Sergio Reginaldo Gonzalez, 37, of Decatur was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, at Decatur Church of Christ with Rick Ross officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Gonzalez died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in Decatur. Born Jan. 1, 1973, in Zaragoza, Mexico, to Jesus Noe and Gloria Ozuna Gonzalez, he graduated from Decatur High School in 1991 and was employed by David Rogers Construction in Bridgeport as foreman. Gonzalez was a member of the Church of Christ.He was preceded in death by his father, Jesus Noe Gonzalez Sr.Gonzalez is survived by son, Tyler Gonzalez of Decatur; daughter Jocelyn Wheeler of Norfolk, Va.; mother of his children Victoria JoAnn Gonzalez of Decatur; brothers Jesus Jr., Juan, Feliciano, Jose, Antonio, Roberto, Carlos and Armando Gonzalez, all of Decatur; sisters Maria Ochea and Christina Martinez, both of Decatur and Brenda Sonora of Uvalde; mother Gloria Gonzalez of Decatur; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Tyler Gonzalez, Juan Gonzalez, Michael Vess, Antonio Gonzalez, Armando Gonzalez, Robert Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Johnny Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez and Jesse Gonzalez.

Goodall, Mykenzie Fayth
2008-2010
Published Thursday, February 4, 2010
Funeral for Mykenzie Fayth Goodall, 1, of Elk City, Okla., was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the First Baptist Church of Butler, Okla., with Lake Carpenter officiating. Burial was to follow at Butler Cemetery.
Goodall died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010.She was born May 14, 2008, in Elk City to Todd Aaron and Mindy Lee (Sherrill) Goodall. She is survived by her parents; brother, Peyton Scott of Elk City; grandparents, Mike and Lisa Sherrill of Decatur and Tony and Tammy Goodall of Butler; great-grandparents, Gerald Towne of Bremerton, Wash., Harold and Bonnie Stillwell of Comanche, Okla., James and LaWanda Young of Butler and Derrell and Wanda Pinkerton of Oklahoma City.

Goode, Janice Flinn
1947-2010
Published Sunday, May 16, 2010
Graveside service for Janice Flinn Goode, 62, of Shreveport, La., was May 13 at Bellevue Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Cates officiating.
Goode died Saturday, May 8, 2010.Born May 29, 1947, in Lubbock to Thomas and Andena Malone Flinn, she was a resident of Shreveport for 41 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Philip Goode Jr.She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn McCarty and husband, Daniel, of West Monroe, La.; son, J. Philip Goode II of Shreveport; grandchildren, Madeline and Danny McCarty of West Monroe; sister, Alive Brannon and husband, Wayne, of Decatur; and nieces and nephews.Honorary pallbearers were John Austin, Ron Atkinson, Larry Hornsby, Fred Lipsey, Fred Hall and Wally Netherton.Memorials may be made to Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, 2307 Texas Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103; or Shreveport Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 3949, Shreveport, LA 71101.

Graham, Barbara Ann
1934-2010
Published Thursday, April 22, 2010
Memorial service for Barbara Ann Graham, 75, of Decatur is at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at The Father's House with the Rev. Kevin Casey officiating.
Graham died Friday, April 16, 2010, in Decatur. Born Dec. 3, 1934, in Fort Worth to Clayton Charles and Mildred Kinney Dickerson, she married Ken Graham May 13, 1989, in Hurst. She was a homemaker and a member of The Father's House in Decatur.She is survived by her husband; sons, Tom Daskam and wife, Brenda, of Granbury, Randall Burgerson and wife, Debra, of Fort Worth and Ken Graham Jr. of Bloomington, Ill.; daughter, Shannon Graham of Penrose, Colo.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Dickerson and wife, Judy, of Aledo; sister, Charlyn Witcher and husband, Virgil, of Grants Pass, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to Wise Choices, 603 North Trinity, Decatur, TX 76234.

Greene, Kathy Jene
1971-2010
Published Sunday, June 13, 2010
A private memorial service will be held for Kathy Jene Greene, 38, of Rhome.
Greene died Wednesday June 9, 2010, in Decatur. She was born Dec. 9, 1971, in Muncia, Ind., to Ralph Glenn and Linda Jane Felton Nixon.She is survived by her sons, Preston Lee Greene and Justin Wade Greene, both of Rhome; brothers, Daniel Nixon and wife, Becky, of Eaton, Ind., and Darold Nixon and wife, Patricia, of Pine Knot, Ky.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Greenwood, Barbara Layton
1916-2010

Published Thursday, June 24, 2010
Funeral for Barbara Layton Greenwood, 93, of Alvord is at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Bethel Baptist Church in Alvord with Ed Leavenworth officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Greenwood died Sunday, June 20, 2010, in Bowie.Born July 13, 1916, to John and Minnie (White) Forsyth, she graduated from Park Springs High School in 1934. She also attended Ardmore High School. She was a nurses' aide at Von Keller Hospital, Harris Hospital in Fort Worth and Bellmire Healthcare Facility in Bowie. Greenwood also had horses and cattle.She married Walter T. Layton in December of 1936. After Layton's death in 1964, she married C.G. Greenwood Nov. 6, 1979, in Greenwood.She was preceded in death by her first husband and 14 siblings.Greenwood is survived by her husband; son, Walter Layton and wife, Marilyn, of Fort Worth; daughter, Barbara Layton Witkowski and husband, Eugene, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Col. Roger Watkins and wife, Leslie, of Columbus, Miss., Teresa Watkins of Pagosa Springs, Anthony Barron and wife, Margaret, of Fort Worth, Walter Watkins and wife, Melanie, of Keller, Rex Layton of Grapevine, Cliff Layton and wife, Traci, of Mansfield and Len Layton and wife, Erin, of North Richland Hills; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gregory, Anna Leslie
1965-2010

Published Sunday, November 7, 2010
Memorial service for Anna Leslie Gregory, 45, of Rhome will be at a later date at Synope Plantation.
Gregory died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in Rhome.Born March 7, 1965, in New Orleans to John III and Jennie (Reynolds) Crump, she married Mark Gregory Sept. 23, 1989, in Columbus, La. She was a native of Caldwell Parish and an animal husbandry graduate of Louisiana Tech. Before her retirement, she was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a dog handler/inspector at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.Gregory was preceded in death by her parents.She is survived by her husband; sons James and Christopher Gregory of Rhome; brother John W. Crump IV of College Station; and other family members.

Griffeth, June Logan
1910-2009

Published Sunday, January 10, 2010
Funeral for June Logan Griffeth, 81, was Jan. 6 at the Rhome Church of Christ with Roy Deaver officiating. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Griffeth died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Haslet.Born Oct. 31, 1928, in Decatur to Boyd and Lucille Logan, she was a homemaker. She married Claude Griffeth Aug. 3, 1947, and she was a member of the Rhome Church of Christ.She was preceded in death by her husband on July 18, 1973.She is survived by her daughters, Linda Gray and husband, Earl, of Justin and Charlotte Wilson and husband, Joe Max, of Fairview; grandchildren, Brian Gray and wife, Melanie, Angela Gray Scott and husband, Brandon, all of Justin, Joe Ryan Wilson and wife, Kelly, of Fairview and Valarie Wilson Ruhs and husband, Craig, of Dallas; great-grandsons, Randall Gray, Logan Scott and Max Wilson; and a sister, Peggy McCurdy of Rhome.Pallbearers were Brian Gray, Joe Ryan Wilson, Brandon Scott, Craig Ruhs, K.C. McCurdy and Kyle McCurdy.

Grimes, Paul R.
1927-2010

Published Thursday, January 28, 2010
Funeral for Paul R. Grimes, 82, of Chico was Jan. 21 at Crafton Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Merritt officiating. Burial was at Chico Cemetery.
Grimes died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Decatur.Born Sept. 22, 1927, in Harrison County, Ohio, to Edward and Goldie (Singhaus) Grimes, he was a truck driver for Permit Haulers. He married Veda Johnson June 28, 1953, in Harrison County. Grimes was a past member of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, a current member of the Chico Parks and Recreation, the Chico Cemetery Board, the Chico Masonic Lodge 508, the Alvord Masonic Lodge 512, the Alvord Chapter and Council 131-193 and the Godfrey Commandry No. 37.He was preceded in death by his son, Dale Grimes; his grandson, Brent Lamond; his sister, Rena Domer; and his brother, Fred Grimes.He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Sheila Lemond and husband, Kevin, of Alvord; sons, Ronald Grimes and wife, Cathy, of Alvord and Gary Grimes of Chico; grandchildren, Greg, Kyle R., Lyle, Kyle E., Colt and Jessica; a great-grandchild, Kayden; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Greg Grimes, Kyle R. Grimes, Lyle Grimes, Kyle E. Grimes and Colt Lemond. Honorary pallbearers were Jessica Grimes and Kayden Grimes.

Guerrero, Carolina
1971-2010
Published Sunday, June 6, 2010
Graveside service for Carolina Guerrero, 38, of Paradise was June 4 at East Bridgeport Cemetery with Deacon Mauricio Hernandez officiating.
Guerrero died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Decatur.Born June 12, 1971, to Adan and Petra (Barajas) Guerrero in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, she was a homemaker. She married Adan Ruvalcaba May 3, 2003, in Farmers Branch and was a Catholic. Guerrero was preceded in death by her mother.She is survived by her husband; children, Roberto Ruvalcaba and Sandy Ruvalcaba; father; brother, Ricardo Guerrero and wife, Maria DeLaLuz, of California; sisters, Silvia Palacio and husband, Ismael, of Farmers Branch and Magdalena Guerrero of Mexico; and other relatives.

 

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