Wise County Messenger Obituaries
2010
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Rainwater, Jean Ann
1945-2009
Published Sunday, January 10, 2010
Memorial for Jean Ann Rainwater, 64, of Decatur will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Ascension and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bridgeport with Father DeWayne Adams officiating.
Rainwater died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in Fairfield. Born Sept. 5, 1945, in Upper Derby, Canada, to Worthington and Harriet (Astles) Lyons, she married Walter Rainwater Sept. 3, 1966, in Utica, Mich. She was director of Wise County Committee On Aging and Meals on Wheels. She was predeced in death by her husband in February 1988; brothers, Reginald and Douglas Lyons; and a sister, Roberta Knust. She is survived by brothers, E. H. Lyons and wife, Nancy, of Comox British Columbia, Canada, and George Lyons and wife, Lorraine, of Utica; sister, Deloris Roggenbuck and husband, Fred, of Macomb, Mich.; 16 nieces and nephews; and stepdaughters, Judy Stoddard and Renee Hall of Michigan.

Ramsey, Marion Joyce 'Tootsie'
1958-2010

Published Thursday, July 22, 2010
Memorial service for Marion Joyce "Tootsie" Ramsey, 52, of Paradise, was July 20 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Scott Johnson officiating.
Ramsey died Friday, July 16, 2010, in Paradise. Born May 23, 1958, in Fort Worth to J.F. and Helen Lee, she was a homemaker. She knitted, collected frogs, decorated and spent time with her family. Ramsey was preceded in death by a sister, Michelle Duncan. She is survived by her husband, Richard Ramsey; daughter, Jennifer Swanzy of Bridgeport; son, Tim Ramsey and wife, Janice, of Aguilar, Colo.; mother; brothers, Ricky Lee and wife, Audie, Frankie Lee and partner, Lisa, Johnny Lee and wife, Sue, and Dennis Lee and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Hunter Ramsey, Emaley Swanzy, Kyle Ramsey, Abigale Swanzy, Karley Ramsey and Kohlton Ramsey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Randolph, Cynthia Louise
1960-2010

Published Thursday, September 16, 2010
Graveside service for Cynthia Louise Randolph, 50, of Decatur is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Don Kennedy officiating.
Randolph died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, in Newport, Ky.Born Aug. 16, 1960, in Dallas to Bobby and Joyce (Kennedy) Randolph, she was a 1978 graduate of Decatur High School. She is survived by her brothers, Bobby Randolph Jr. and wife, Christy, of Runaway Bay and Danny Randolph and wife, Connie, of Bridgeport; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Ransom, John Alvin
1918-2010

Published Thursday, July 1, 2010
Funeral for John Alvin Ransom, 92, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Taylor and Jack Watson officiating. Burial was to be at Bethel Cemetery.
Ransom died Sunday, June 27, 2010, in Decatur.Born March 25, 1918, in Wise County to John and Dora Dill Ransom, he married Lillie Romines Feb. 26, 1949, in Decatur. He was a farmer and rancher.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Bishop; five brothers; and four sisters.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Dorothy Etter of California; son, Jerry Ransom and wife, Linda, of Decatur; granddaughters, Nickie Bishop and Carrie Waddill; grandsons, Bradley and Brian Etter; great-grandsons, Benjamin Waddill and Ryan, Carson, Levi and Mason Etter; and great-granddaughter, McKenna Waddill.Pallbearers were to be Harold Moore, Steve White, Glenn Romines, Tommy Romines, Alvin Taylor and Paul Watson.

Ray, Ruel Daniel
1923-2010

Published Thursday, December 2, 2010
Funeral for Ruel Daniel Ray, 87, of Decatur was to be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Stout officiating. Burial was to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1, and visitation was to be 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Ray died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in Bedford. Born July 21, 1923, in Smithfield to Andrew and Josie Fry Ray, he married Margaret Lutz Dec. 3, 1939, in Fort Worth. Ray served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945, and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Chico post. Ray retired as foreman from Star Tank Truck and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chico. He was preceded in death by his wife on April 30, 2008. Ray is survived by his daughter, Marietta Gillespie and husband, Marshall, of Highland, Utah; son Andrew Ray and wife, Carol, of Arlington; grandsons Bryan Gillespie of Houston and Nathan Lucero of Fort Worth; granddaughters Lisa De La Cruz of Plano and Olivia Lucero of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be Bryan Gillespie, Gus De La Cruz, Gary Braudaway, Michael Braudaway, David Braudaway and Bill Hatcher.

Reed, David Ray
1961-2010

Published Thursday, October 7, 2010
Memorial service for David Ray Reed, 49, of Springtown was Oct. 5 at Outreach of Love Church in Springtown.
Reed died Friday, Oct.1, 2010, in Springtown.Born July 18, 1961, in Fort Worth to Donnie Ray and Charlotte Reed, he was a general contractor and ironworker.He was preceded in death by his father.Reed is survived by his wife of 21 years, Kathryn; son Trae and wife, Brittney; daughters Katrina and Autumn; grandchildren Persephone and Harmoni; his mother; brother Dion; and sisters Cathy and Cindy.

Reed, Lola B.
1912-2010

Published Sunday, March 21, 2010
Funeral for Lola B. Reed, 97, of Decatur was March 19 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Hughes officiating.
Reed died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in Decatur.Born June 10, 1912, in Salesville to William Ernest and Mary A. Parker, she married Travis Leon Reed Sept. 3, 1927, in Krum. She was retired from the Decatur school district and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Reed was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Al and Earl Reed; daughter, Nadine Dendy; grandson, Eddy Dendy; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Reed and Parker Dendy.She is survived by her son, Bob Reed of Mansfield; daughters, Geraldine Davenport of Roland Heights, Calif., and Janice Bisidas of Decatur; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Sally Reed of Boyd.Pallbearers were Charles Harris, Randy Griffeth, Rodney Quinn, Stanley Pruitt, Kenny Grantham, Lucas Schurb, Dillon Quinn and Kyle Parker.

Reedy, Kenneth Paul
1937-2010

Published Sunday, June 6, 2010
Memorial service for Kenneth Paul Reedy, 72, of Alvord was June 4 at Long Creek Baptist Church in Weatherford with Don Hickey, Patricia Wheeler and Carmen Haynes officiating.
Reedy died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Alvord. Born Dec. 7, 1937, in Paducah to Lynn Cecil and Mildred (Richards) Reedy, he graduated from Northside High School in Fort Worth in 1955. Reedy was a retired union carpenter.He is survived by his son, Cliff Reedy and wife, Deborah, of Granbury; daughters, Sherri Creecy and husband, Dirk, of Granbury and Carmen Haynes and husband, Mickey, of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Lindsay and Jacob Creecy and Christopher Haynes; great-grandchild, Braidyn Creecy; brother, Gary Reedy of Arkansas; sisters, Jolene Tarter of Grand Prairie and Shirley Beal of Red Oak; and other relatives.

Reese, Wyolon
1913-2010

Published Thursday, January 28, 2010
Funeral for Wyolon Reese, 96, of Aurora was Jan. 26 at Aurora Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery.
Reese died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in Decatur.Born Dec. 29, 1913, in Russellville, Ala., to Filemor and Eastor Orsborn Mayfield, she married Waymon Reese April 12, 1930, in Marietta, Okla. She was a member of Aurora First Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Joe Reese; two sisters; and two brothers.She is survived by her daughter, Alice Anderson and husband, Bob, of Fort Worth; grandsons, Gary Anderson and wife, Donna, of Fort Worth and Andy Anderson and wife, Elizabeth, of Eldorado; great-grandchildren, Mindy, Meg and Andrew; great-great-grandchildren, Wesley, Abbey and Micah; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Kevin Howard, Chris Howard, Brad Adcock, Andy Anderson, Gary Anderson, Andrew Anderson and Ben Arbour.

Renshaw, Elizabeth Isbelle
1918-2010

Published Sunday, May 9, 2010
Graveside service for Elizabeth Isbelle Renshaw, 92, of Decatur was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Spore and Sandy Tibbels officiating.
Renshaw died Thursday, May 6, 2010, in Decatur.Born Jan. 21, 1918, in Deep Creek Community in Wise County to Vance and Mattie Almondroad Paschal, she married John Robert Renshaw in 1937 in Marietta, Okla. The couple operated Renshaw Feed & Seed on the Decatur Square from 1945 to 1974 and opened Renshaw Greenhouse in 1974.She is survived by her daughters, Ann Renshaw Nobles and Carolyn Konecny and husband, Jerry, all of Decatur; grandchildren, Kristin Kay Caddell, Lisa Bevins and John William Nobles; great-grandchildren, Megan and William Cole Wendling, Brittany Chestnut and Hannah Kathryn Nobles.Pallbearers were to be Jim Rosendahl, Richard Brown, Rusty Perrin, Bert Caraway, Poncho Armoda and Ray Neiman.

Renshaw, James Stephen 'Speedy'
1942-2010

Published Sunday, January 24, 2010
Memorial service for James Stephen "Speedy" Renshaw, 67, of Fort Worth is 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at University Christian Church. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Renshaw died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.Born Feb. 18, 1942, in Fort Worth to Dr. and Mrs. H.S. Renshaw, he attended Fort Worth schools, graduating from Paschal High in 1960. He attended Texas Christian University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In 1965, he graduated from TCU and married Kathy McClure Renshaw of Midland. He studied history and was a teacher for 27 years at Blackwell (Okla.) High School. He returned to his family's ranch east of Decatur in 2000. He was a hunter, shooter and life member of the NRA.He is survived by his wife; sons, Rob of Oklahoma City and Steve and wife, Kris, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Charles and wife, Sally, of Decatur; sister-in-law, Mary Lee York of Port Lavaca; grandchildren, Drew, Ryan and Sam Renshaw of Colorado Springs; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, 118 Honeysuckle Road, Paradise, TX 76073; or Fisher House Foundation, which assists wounded veterans.

Rhodes, Jackie Vaughn
1935-2010
Published Sunday, December 12, 2010
Graveside service for Jackie Vaughn Rhodes, 74, of Bridgeport, was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Patrick Robertson officiating.
Rhodes died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in Clarendon.Born Dec. 9, 1935, in Gray County to William Avis and Maudena Webb Rhodes, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a retired construction worker.Rhodes was preceded in death by his son, William Dusty Rhodes.He is survived by daughters Jacqueline Stafford of Allen, Renata Love of Flower Mound and Neesa Rhodes of Wichita Falls; and son Jason Rhodes of Plano.Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Rich, Sarah Gilliland
1942-2010

Published Sunday, June 13, 2010
Funeral for Sarah Gilliland Rich, 67, of Corinth was June 11 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at Paradise Cemetery.
Rich died Monday, June 7, 2010, in Denton.Born Dec. 1, 1942, in Paradise to Paul and Vaudean (Thomas) Gilliland, she married D. Edward Rich June 2, 1961, in Paradise. She was a member of Denton Bible Church.She was preceded in death by sisters, Bertie Gilliland Murphy and Jerry Gilliland Foreman.She is survived by her husband; daughters, Lori Hartman and husband, Randy, of Carrollton, Tracy Cornwell and husband, John, of Dallas and Melisa Cannon and husband, Ward, of Corinth; grandchildren, Tyler and Mason; brothers, Joe Gilliland of Paradise and Gaylord Gilliland of Decatur; sister, Paula Thornhill of Coppell; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Rickman, Bill
1923-2010

Published Sunday, April 18, 2010
Funeral for Bill Rickman, 86, of Boyd was April 16 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Rickman died Monday, April 12, 2010, in Boyd.Born Dec. 9, 1923, to William and Maude Alice (Buck) Rickman in Wise County, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired aircraft electrician for General Dynamics. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 479, Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite and Briar Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; grandson, James Rickman; brother, James Rickman; and sisters, Edith Riley, Edna Grant and JoAnn Yoder.He is survived by son Eddie Rickman of Boyd; daughter Peggy Sue Caraway and husband, Ed, of Azle; grandchildren David Rickman, Dianna Landin and husband, Carl, and Billy Caraway and wife, Layla; sister Lois Beaty; and nieces and nephews.

Riggs, Ella Rea
1921-2009
Published Sunday, January 10, 2010
Funeral for Ella Rea Riggs, 88, of North Richland Hills was Jan. 4 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel with Joe Lighner officiating. Burial followed at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Riggs died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in North Richland Hills.Born May 23, 1921, in Cottondale, to Zedulon Edwin and Lilly Mae Provence, she was married to E.P. "Buck" Riggs for 53 years. She was a member of Northgate Church in Haslet.She was preceded in death by her husband and sons, Jesse Edwin Riggs and Emmett DeWayne Riggs.She is survived by a son, Rickey Paul Riggs of Colleyville; daughters, Glenda Riggs of Haslet, Regina Bolling of North Richland Hills, Janie Riggs of North Richland Hills, Kathy Cavender of Paradise and Tinker Crowe of Keller; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were Cavin Riggs, David Riggs, Mark LaPrade, Adam Riggs, Doug Bolling, Jason Bolling and Trey Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Hall, John Hall, Roy Provence and Travis Provence.

Rios, Anthony
1965-2010
Published Sunday, May 16, 2010
Graveside service for Anthony Rios, 45, of Richland Hills was May 14, at Mexican Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Rios died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Richland Hills.Born April 14, 1965, in Bridgeport to Nunico and Alsema (Martinez) Rios, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Coleman, and brother, Ricky Herrera.He is survived by his sisters, Terry Romero of Decatur, Rita Granado of Richland Hills, Mona Swenford of Cleburne and Rose Lee Herrara of Gainesville; brothers, Earnest Herrera of Springtown, David Herrera of Chico, Julio Ortega of Bridgeport and Carmen Martinez of Mineral Wells; and stepfather, Jose Ramirez of Bridgeport. Pallbearers were Phillip Bennett, Kevin Coleman, Wito Hernandez and Ditter Delgado.

Robare, Brittney
1994-2010
Published Sunday, June 27, 2010
Service for Brittney Robare, 15, of Aurora was June 24 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Jeff White officiating.
Robare died Monday, June 21, 2010, in Decatur.She was born Sept. 23, 1994, in Denton.She is survived by her parents, Lisa and Jody Henson and Thomas and Pam Porter; sisters, Cheyenne Henson and Jocleyn Porter; brothers, Jordan Porter and Dustin Henson; boyfriend, Devin Ramey; grandparents, Joe and Cheryl Robare; uncles, Cris Robare and wife, April, and Joe Robare and wife, Cristie; and aunt, Cheryl Adams.Pallbearers were Acie Raymond, Cris Robare, Joe Robare, Tyler Adams, Jimmy Facteau and Colby Robare.

Robinson, Francis Olvis
1923-2010
Published Thursday, May 13, 2010
Memorial service for Frances Olvis Robinson, 86, of Slidell will be scheduled in California at a later date.
Robinson died Friday, May 7, 2010, in Slidell. Born June 8, 1923, in Gainesville to Olvis and Frances Elizabeth (Musick) Robinson, she graduated from Gainesville High School. Robinson received bachelor's and master's degrees in music and a doctorate in elementary education from the University of North Texas.She taught school in Fort Worth, Amarillo, Mooreland, Okla., South Georgia College and Missouri Valley College. Robinson was also a writer and published more than 100 poems, for which she won numerous awards. She served on several panels including Research in Reading and the International Reading Association in El Paso and in Japan. Robinson was also a member of the UNT Symphony and the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota and traveled the world. In 1947, she married Henry Fortenberry. They were divorced in 1970, and before being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she lived in Tyler. She is survived by daughters, Beth Tannenbaum and husband, Steven, of Tarzana, Calif., and Claire O'Berry of Slidell; grandchildren, Piper Riley of Santa Monica, Calif., Heather Riley of Slidell, Jacob LeGrant of Westlake Village, Calif., and Sydney Tannenbaum of Tarzana; and great-grandchildren, Riley and Zoe Newkirk of Santa Monica.

Rodriguez, Sergio H.
1944-2010
Published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Funeral for Sergio H. Rodr guez, 66, of Decatur was to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Juan Rodas officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Rodr guez died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Decatur.Born March 3, 1944, in Allende, Coahuila, M xico, he was a retired sandblaster and a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista. Rodriguez married the former Elizabeth Ram rez.He was preceded in death by a son, Sergio A. Rodr guez.He is survived by his wife; children Elsa Mac as and husband, Sebastian, of Saginaw, Elizabeth Fern ndez and husband, Juan, and Noe Rodr guez and wife, Edith, all of Fort Worth, and Orlando Rodr guez, Erica Rodr guez, Ivan Rodr guez and wife, Maricela, and Alejandro Rodr guez and wife, Lorenda, all of Decatur; siblings Jacobo Rodr guez, Jes s Rodr guez, Juanita Vega and Rosa Vasquez; and 17 grandchildren.

Rogers, Samantha Jill
1993-2010

Published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Memorial service for Samantha Jill Rogers, 17, of Alvord was Nov. 15 at First Baptist Church in Alvord.
Rogers died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Denton County.Born July 30, 1993, in Bedford to Charles "Tom" Rogers and Eva Black, she was a senior at Alvord High School. She was a letterman in basketball and track, where she was a regional and state qualifier. Rogers was involved in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Wise County Youth Fair and Relay for Life and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord.Rogers is survived by her father of North Richland Hills; mother and stepfather, Vic Czerniak, of Alvord; brother Justin Loth of Fort Campbell, Ky.; grandparents Thurman and Alice Black of Kerrville and Charlie Rogers of North Richland Hills; aunts and uncles Chuck and Sammie Downey of Kerrville and Brian and Terri Black of Abilene; and cousins Kristen and Emily Downey of Kerrville and Nathan and Shannon Black of Abilene. Memorials may be made to the Alvord girls' basketball and track programs.

Russell, Phyllis Ann
1971-2010

Published Sunday, October 10, 2010
Graveside service for Phyllis Ann Russell, 38, of Newark was Oct. 7 at Aurora Cemetery.
Russell died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in Newark.Born Dec. 8, 1971, in Fort Worth to Bill and Barbara (Hart) Hammons, she was a cashier. She married Bryan Russell June 18, 1993, in Fort Worth. Russell is survived by her husband; sons Justin Creamer and Christopher Russell, both of Newark; daughters Amanda Russell of Newark and Cassi Creamer of Venus; mother Barbara Hammons of Fort Worth; sister Tammy Baker of Venus; and other relatives.

Russell, R. Ray
1931-2010

Published Sunday, July 18, 2010
Funeral for R. Ray Russell 78, of Boyd was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home. Wayne Martin and the Rev. Ken May were to officiate. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Russell died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in Decatur.Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Childress to William E. Russell and Geneva (White) Russell, he was the retired owner of Ray's Automotive in Boyd. He married his wife, Arlene, in Fort Worth April 11, 1959. Russell served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge No. 1195 in Fort Worth. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.He is survived by his wife; son, Michael Russell and wife, Jammie, of Boyd; daughter, Lynda Streng and husband, John, of Boyd; grandchildren, Justine Russell, Brandie Russell, Kyle Streng and Emily Streng; nieces, nephews and other relatives.Pallbearers were to be Chris Gilbert, Matt Newby, Justin Russell, Kyle Streng, Rusty Rice and Jason Cobb.

Sanders, Brownie Mae
1918-2010

Published Thursday, March 11, 2010
Funeral for Brownie Mae Sanders, 91, of Alvord is at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Alvord Church of Christ with Chester Collum officiating. Burial will follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Visitation was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.Sanders died Monday, March 8, 2010, in Oklahoma City.Born June 2, 1918, in Paris to William and Emily Louella Tucker Pridgen, she married Robert Earnest Sanders Sept. 11, 1937. Sanders retired from Gay Junior High School in Harlingen after 24 years of service as manager of the school cafeteria.Sanders was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years; daughter, Dorothy Nelle Kuykendall; grandson, Darrell Wayne Kuykendall; two brothers; and two sisters.She is survived by her daughter, Laura Bailey and husband, Tommy, of Tuttle, Okla.; son, Robert Sanders and wife, Joan, of Judsonia, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.Pallbearers are Robert Kuykendall, Dale Kuykendall, Rick Bailey, Logan Gomme, Mark Stakley and Keith Maxie. Honorary pallbearer is Bill Lynch.

Sargent, Dianne Brockett
1953-2010

Published Sunday, August 22, 2010
Funeral for Dianne Brockett Sargent, 57, of Paradise will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Born July 22, 1953, in Fort Worth to Raymond and Shirley Brockett, Sargent died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, in Paradise.She is survived by daughters, Melissa Valdez and Leanna Thomas and husband, Doug; son Richard Sargent; brother Russell Brockett; sisters, Nelda Boatwright, Peggy Featherstone and Jenny Cooper; mother Shirley Yeager; stepfather Cim Yeager; grandchildren; Courtney, Justin and Morgan; and nieces and nephews.

Schilo, Edgar Louis, Jr.
1949-2010

Published Sunday, March 14, 2010
Memorial service for Edgar Louis Schilo Jr., 60, of Bridgeport was Friday, March 12, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Craig Rolen officiating.
Schilo died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, in Decatur. Born May 31, 1949, in San Antonio to Edgar Louis Sr. and Dorothy Jean (Birdwell) Schilo, he graduated from San Antonio Academy and the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen. He also attended Georgia Military College. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received two Purple Hearts. He was a retired police officer.He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Faye Schilo, Dec. 25, 2008; and his sister, Judy Schilo Siebert.He is survived by his daughter, Christine Schilo of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Cheyenne and Leah Davidson; sisters, Joan Schilo Huntress and Janice Schilo Moore, both of San Antonio; and nieces and nephews.

Schooling, Gary Ray
1952-2010

Published Sunday, April 11, 2010
Graveside service for Gary Ray Schooling, 57, of Alvord, was Friday, April 9, at Bethel Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Moore officiating.
Schooling died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, in Decatur.He was born June 1, 1952, in Fort Worth to Billy Ray and Margaret McDonald Schooling.He is survived by his son, Billy Ray Lloyd Schooling of Boyd; daughters, Whitney Chang and husband, Richard, of Saginaw and Chelcei Schooling of Boyd; two grandchildren; father, Bill Schooling of Alvord; sisters, Marsha Roblez, Paula Talley, Brenda Fennell and June Schooling; brother, Gary Edmond Schooling; and aunts, uncles and cousins.Honorary pallbearers were Carlos Roblez Jr., Kenneth Roblez, Chris Roblez, Sean Schooling, Matt Schooling, William Schooling, Jonathan Fennell, Brandon Deweese, Shawn Thomison and Robert Rowland.

Schwieger, Frederick, Jr.
1933-2010

Published Sunday, November 28, 2010
Memorial service for Frederick Schwieger Jr., 77, of Rhome was Nov. 23 at Newark Church of Christ with burial at Aurora Cemetery.
Schwieger died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010.Born April 12, 1933, in Grand Island, Neb., to Frederick and Ruth Scherberg Schwieger, he was a retired home builder. He married Doris Jo Bishop Sept. 2, 1955, in Grand Island.Schwieger was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Troy Schwieger, and brother Bob Schwieger.He is survived by his wife; sons Freddy Schwieger of Keller, Adam Keith Schwieger of Henrietta and Bryan Edward Schwieger of Sweetwater; daughters Janice Boaldin of Newark and Kelli Baker of Haslet; brothers Steve Schwieger of Springtown and Gary Schwieger and Jim Schwieger, both of Nebraska; sisters Pat Gillming of Crawford, Neb., and Jackie Beltier and Sandy Kemper, both of Grand Island; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Jason Schwieger, Adam Schwieger, Derek Schwieger, Grant Jones, Aaron Potter, Nathan Boaldin, Henry Weir, Chris Peck, Shannon Jones and Michael Romine.

Scott, Albert C. 'Al'
1931-2010

Published Sunday, July 25, 2010
Funeral for Albert C. "Al" Scott, 79, of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Lucia Kremzar officiating. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Scott died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Decautur.Born June 25, 1931, to Dr. Verne and Anna Pearle (Kern) Scott in Stephenville, he married Barbara Ann Wood July 3, 1954, in Stephenville and retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a soil conservationist. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1954, serving four years in the Corp of Cadets. He then served as a 2nd lieutinant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He served on the Wise County Soil and Conservation board from 1988 to 2009, the Bridgeport City Council from 1992 to 2010 and the Wise Water Board from 2000 to present. He was named Citizen of the Year in 2005 by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport for 43 years.He was preceded in death by a brother, Verne A. Scott Jr.He is survived by his wife; son, Dr. David Scott and wife, Karen, of Albuquerque; daughter, Becca Scott Kay and husband, Brent Kenneth, of Princeton; sister-in-law, Eva Jo Scott of Stephenville; as well as other relatives.Pallbearers were to be Cal Wood, Steve Howard, Bob Montgomery, Michael Reeves, Stephen Scott Childs, Wayne Harveson, Jeremy Cowlishaw and Gary Bible. Honorary pallbearers were to be John Childs, Dean Roberson, Tom Cowlishaw and Billy Easter.

Scott, Paula Ann
1934-2010
Published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Memorial service for Paula Ann Scott, 76, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
Scott died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, in Decatur.Born Jan. 6, 1934, in Imbode, Ark., to Albert W. and Pauline Williams Lindsay, she married James Walter Scott in February 1955 in Wickenberg, Ariz. She was a homemaker. Scott was preceded in death by her grandson, Josh Scott.She is survived by her husband; sons Jimmy Scott and wife, Bonita, of Boyd, Woody Scott of Decatur and Billy Scott of Phoenix; grandchildren Felicia, Amanda, Zach and Billy; sister Martha Butterfield; brothers Albert Lindsay, Joe Lindsay and Bill Lindsay; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Scroggins, Norman R.
1941-2010

Published Thursday, May 13, 2010
Funeral for Norman R. Scroggins, 68, of Springtown was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial was to follow at Hog Branch Cemetery in Keeter.
Scroggins died Sunday, May 9, 2010, in Springtown. Born Oct. 11, 1941, in Boyd to Eugene and Mildred Lynch Scroggins, he graduated from Boyd High School in 1960 and served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Scroggins married Dell Rhea Woodard Oct. 10, 1964. He was a longtime Parker County business owner, including Scroggins Welding and Dirt Works and Scroggins Wrecker Service. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry E. Scroggins. Scroggins is survived by his wife; sons, Douglas Ray Scroggins of Poolville, Darrel Ray Scroggins and Clinton Ray Scroggins, both of Springtown; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Delbert Scroggins of Big Spring; sister, Delorice Elaine Illchen of Cushing and numerous nieces and nephews.

Seely, Jack W.
1928-2010

Published Thursday, April 29, 2010
Funeral for Jack W. Seely of Paradise was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Masonic graveside service will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Decatur. Van Gardner and Bill Hughes will officiate.
Seely died Monday, April 26, 2010, in Paradise.He was born Feb. 19, 1928, in Manitou, Okla., to Henry Wesley and Laura Eva Barnes Seely.He was preceded in death by son, Donald Seely; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; three sisters; three brothers; and three nephews.He survived by his wife, Estelle Edwards Seely; daughters, Peggy Shipley, Patricia Webster and husband, Jerry, and Barbara Boston; son, Terry Seely and wife, Sandy; step-children, Norma Gamble, Laura Smith and husband, Kenny, and Obie Newman and wife, Debbie; brothers, H.W. "Dub" Seely and wife, Darlene, Calvin Seely and wife, Jeannie; sisters, Eunice Rodgers and Hazel Pierce; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

Selden, Addie Mae Tims
1917-2010

Published Sunday, May 9, 2010
Graveside service for Addie Mae Selden, 92, of Bowie was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie. The Rev. Gary Dimmitt was to officiate.
Selden died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Bridgeport. Born Dec. 4, 1917, to Francis and Essie Sewell Deweber in Fort Smith, Ark., she was a member of First Baptist Church of Bowie. She married Charlie Tims Nov. 27, 1935, in Waurika, Okla., and Walter Selden in 1983.Selden was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Tims in 1970 and Walter Selden in 2005; son, Arnold Tims; daughter, Gaytha Saffold; sisters, Malie Rudd and Mildred Privett; and brother, Bill Deweber. She is survived by daughters, Loquieta Joy of Dallas and Berniece Landers and husband, Reese, of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Race Cargile, Cana Duffy, Karen Culpepper, Lisa Pullen, Karla Hatten, Blake Tims, Charlie Saffold and Samatha Remington; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Hilburn of Bowie; and nieces and nephews.

Selz, Martha Nell
1921-2010

Published Thursday, February 4, 2010
Funeral for Martha Nell Selz, 88, of Bridgeport is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Selz died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, in Bridgeport. Born June 17, 1921, in Pilot Point to Elbert (E.J.) and Dollie Floy Buzbee Wood, she had been a member of the Methodist Church since 1951. She was a member of the United Methodist Women PTO, the Art Association and the Booster Club. She quilted, cross-stitched and was an artist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Leo Selz; sisters, Dorothy Maxwell, Neva Jean Ford and Lane Milam; and a brother, E.B. (Buster) Wood. She is survived by her sons, Milton Selz and wife, Laura, Dr. Dan Selz and wife, Dr. Debbie, and Dr. Scott Selz and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Edward Selz and wife, Jennifer, Daniel, Allison, Andrea, Chet, Klent and Karli Selz; sister-in-law, Joyce Wood; and numerous nephews and nieces.Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and honorary pallbearers will be Carl Ray Jones and Howard Meyers.Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 608 17th Street, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Sewell, Howard Lee
1950-2010

Published Sunday, December 19, 2010
Memorial service for Howard Lee Sewell, 60, of Aurora was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Sewell died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, in Aurora.Born Nov. 24, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., to Robert W. and Opal Marie (White) Sewell, he was a sales representative for Hallco Manufacturing. He married June Wilder Nov. 3, 1973, in Tulsa, Okla. Sewell is survived by his wife; son Howie Joseph Sewell of Addison; sister Kathy Roberts and husband, James, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; brothers Bob Sewell and wife, Marsha, and Bruce Sewell, all of Tulsa; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wise County Unit, P.O. Box 428, Decatur, TX 76234.

Sharon, Della Mae
1923-2010

Published Sunday, May 9, 2010
Funeral for Della Mae Sharon, 87, of Rhome was to be Saturday, May 8, at River City Baptist Church in Port Deposit, Md., with burial at Union Cemetery in Union, Md.
Sharon died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Rhome.Born June 16, 1923, in Marion, Va., to William Dexter and Lillian (Blevins) Reeves, she was a homemaker. She married John Aurther Sharon in Elkton, Md., in 1959, and was a member of River City Baptist Church.She is survived by daughters Patricia Ann Scarff and Sherry Lehr of Rhome, Debbie Richardson of Aberdeen, Md., and Sandy Braun of Chicago; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives.

Shaw, Velda Darlene
1928-2010

Published Sunday, November 7, 2010
Memorial service for Velda Darlene Shaw, 81, of Bedford will be at a later date at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Shaw died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Nov. 18, 1928, in Mason City, Iowa, to Walter and Hazel (Sturm) Berry, she was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Bud Shaw.Shaw is survived by a son, Barry Lee Shaw of Newark; and other relatives.

Shepherd, Ross 'Skeet'
1949-2010
Published Sunday, July 4, 2010
Funeral for Ross "Skeet" Shepherd, 60, of Decatur was July 2 at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton with the Rev. Sam Redfearn officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Shepherd died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Decatur. Born Aug. 30, 1949, in Denton to Ross E. Jr. and Jane (Tipton) Shepherd, he married Vicki Raney April 22, 1977, in Denton. Shepherd graduated from Denton High School and was in construction.He was preceded in death by his stepson, Randy Skelton.Shepherd is survived by his wife; son, Ross Thomas of Denton; sisters, Gayla Stone of Little Elm, Dawn LaPorte of Denton and Candy Kersten of Shady Shores; stepfather, Allen Pierce of Denton; three grandchildren; and an aunt. Pallbearers were Robert Lee, Chris Thomas, Bill Hall, Bill LaPorte, Zach Stone and Chad Setters.

Shockley, Elva Monice Reid
1914-2010
Published Sunday, May 23, 2010
Graveside service for Elva Monice (Reid) Shockley, 96, of Houston was Friday, May 21, at the Aurora Cemetery.
Shockley died Tuesday, May 18, 2010.Born Feb. 23, 1914, in Decatur to James Elvis and Artellia Bell (Baugh) Reid, she was of the Baptist faith. She retired as an executive secretary from the YMCA after many years of service. Shockley was in real estate, gardened, decorated and read.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carole Prescott.She is survived by her daughter, Beverly McCasland of Green Valley, Ariz.; grandchildren, Karen Prescott, Debra Sawyer and Sharon Sparks, all of Houston, Elizabeth Schlenker of Virginia and Laura Walters of North Carolina; great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Sides, Martha Carolyn
1939-2010
Published Sunday, February 7, 2010
Funeral for Martha Carolyn Sides, 70, of Krum and formerly of Bridgeport was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Krum with the Rev. Christy Thomas officiating.
Born May 23, 1939, in Houston to Archie Conway and Delma Wynona (Lee) Peebles, she attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She married Ronald Lee Sides June 10, 1960, in Beaumont. She worked as a graduate analyst at Texas Women's University until retiring in 2004. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Krum, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, Krum Bright and Beautiful and Krum Library Board. She also cooked.She is survived by her husband; daughter, Kathy Ma of Peoria, Ill.; sons, Austin Sides of Sanger and Bryan Sides of Frisco; brothers, John Peebles and Les Peebles both of Livingston; and six grandchildren.Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1001 East McCart, Krum, TX 76249.

Sides, Ronald Lee
1937-2010
Published Thursday, March 11, 2010
Funeral for Ronald Lee Sides, 72, of Krum, formerly of Bridgeport, is at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at First United Methodist Church in Krum. Visitation is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 12, at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger.
Sides died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, in Krum. Born June 12, 1937, in Dallas to John Austin and Lovdia Louise (Thompson) Sides, he was a graduate of Texas Christian University where he was member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Sides was a city councilman for Krum and was a member of the Lions Club and the First United Methodist Church in Krum.He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, on Feb. 4, 2010.He is survived by a daughter, Kathy Sides-Ma; sons, Austin Sides of Sanger and Brian Sides of Frisco; sister, Tanya Gale Sides of Frisco; brother, Kenneth Earl "Kenny" Sides of Bridgeport; and six grandchildren. The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church in Krum, 1001 E. McCart, Krum, TX 76249

Simmons, H.F. 'Shorty'
1926-2010
Published Sunday, December 5, 2010
Funeral for H.F. "Shorty" Simmons, 84, of Jacksboro was Dec. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Alvord with Morris Freeman and Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial followed at New Harp Cemetery.
Simmons died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, in Jacksboro.Born Nov. 18, 1926, in New Harp to Vernie and Iva Mae (Rice) Simmons, he served in the U.S. Army in Japan during World War II. He married Treva June Freeman Sept. 25, 1954, in Gainesville. They lived in Alvord from 1963 to 2002. Simmons was baptized in the summer of 1967 at Bethel Baptist Church in Audubon. He worked in the Fort Worth Stockyards for 22 years and retired from Trinity Industries in 1990 after 16 years of employment. For the last eight years, he lived in Jacksboro raising cattle and watching wildlife. Simmons played guitar and sang country and gospel music.He was preceded in death by two brothers, seven sisters and two great-grandsons.Simmons is survived by his wife; daughter Teresa Pate and husband, Fred, of Jacksboro; sons Cary Simmons and wife, Janet, of Alvord and Benny Simmons and wife, Trisha, of Jacksboro; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Simms, Mary Beth
1932-2010

Published Thursday, July 15, 2010
Funeral for Mary Beth Simms, 78, of Alvord, was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at First Baptist Church in Alvord with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating.
Simms died Monday, July 12, 2010, in Lewisville.Born Jan. 21, 1932, in Alvord to William Jefferson and Nannie Ellen Bates Greenwood, she retired from Fidelity Union Life Insurance Co. as a data entry operator. She married Curtis Simms Oct. 14, 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 31, 2009; and son, Gary Cantrell.Simms is survived by her daughter, Brenda Drevicky and husband, John, of Farmer's Branch; grandsons, Stephen Smart of Carrollton and David Smart of Lewisville; sisters, Nellie Goodwin and Mildred Haney, both of Alvord, Dora Sutton of Midland and Wilma Hudspeth of Cleburne.

Sims, Geneva Elnora
1915-2010

Published Thursday, April 8, 2010
Graveside service for Geneva Elnora Sims, 94, of Alvord was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Alvord Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Morrow officiating.
Sims died Saturday, April 3, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Oct. 30, 1915, in Copperas Cove to James Harold and Leila Mildred Adams Bell, she worked as a cashier for Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth. Sims quilted, fished, gardened, canned food, played cards and traveled.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Wynona Rice; three brothers; and one sister.Sims is survived by her daughters, Leta Morrow and husband, Buster, of Leesburg, Wanda Gray of Fort Worth and Winnie McElroy and husband, Bill Sr., of Alvord; son, Walter Prewitt of Pensacola, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Singleton, Mary Ruth
1927-2010
Published Sunday, May 30, 2010
Funeral for Mary Ruth Singleton, 83, of Perrin was May 26 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with burial at Perrin Memorial Gardens.
Singleton died Saturday, May 23, 2010. Born March 29, 1927, in Clovis, N.M., to Joseph and Sina Mae Watson Hale, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Perrin. She collected arrowheads and rocks, played gospel music and played the guitar.She was preceded in death by her husband, T.F. Singleton, and a son, Keith Singleton.She is survived by her daughters, Mary George of Chico and Linda Lawrence of Mineral Wells; sons, Larry Singleton and Richard Singleton, both of Perrin, and John Lynn Singleton of Gordon; brother, Jody Hale of Wichita Falls; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sipes, Charles Donley 'C.D.'
1922-2010

Published Thursday, July 8, 2010
Funeral for Charles Donley "C.D." Sipes, 87, of Paradise is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Terry Terry officiating. Burial is at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Sipes died Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Paradise.Born Sept. 11, 1922, in Italy to H.A. and Essie (Newkirk) Sipes, he married Mary McCulley May 31, 1941, in Springtown. He was a welder at General Dynamics for 35 years.Sipes was preceded in death by his son, Charles L. Sipes; brothers, J.W., D.C. and Dorman; and sister, Norma Lee.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Nelda Tackett and husband, Jim, of Paradise; sons, Mike Sipes and wife, Sherry, and Richard Sipes and wife, Rhonda, all of Graham; daughter-in-law, Naomi Sipes of Boyd; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby Sipes and wife, Beverly, of Weatherford; sisters, Mary Jane Read of Azle and Joyce Tierce of Paradise; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Pallbearers are Darrin Tackett, Chris Tackett, Tim Sipes, Austin Sipes, Chad Land, Chase Tackett, Jesse Furlong and Jake Furlong.

Slaton, Jim S.
1942-2010

Published Thursday, September 23, 2010
Funeral for Jim S. Slaton, 68, of Paradise was Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery.
Slaton died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, in Paradise.Born July 20, 1942, in Jacksonville to Tom Lewis and Sarah Ruth Stephens Slaton, he married Rosemary Burk Sept. 3, 1994, in Paradise. He was employed by Anheuser-Busch. Slaton was a member of the National Old Timers Rodeo Association, the Four State Rodeo Association and a Gold Card lifetime member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.He is survived by his wife; sons, Sam Slaton and wife, Lisa, of Canton and Eddie Slaton and wife, Toni, of Watauga; daughter, Shereed Jerald Cooksey of Watauga; two stepsons, Todd Hodges and wife, Robyn, of Decatur and Truitt Hodges and wife, Linda, of Alvord; grandchildren, Brandon, Lauren, Trey, Jason, Aaron, Jack, Coriana, Alex and Jake; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Jacob; and brother, Tom Lewis Jr. of Midlothian.Pallbearers were Olan Halbert, L.W. Vanhuss, Kenneth Kelly, L.G. Mantooth, Greg Reams and Doyle Strain.

Sloan, Young T.
1919-2010

Published Thursday, October 14, 2010
Funeral for Young T. Sloan, 91, of Lake Kiowa was Oct. 6 in Gainesville with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. David Gray officiated.
Sloan died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in Lake Kiowa.Born Sept. 17, 1919, in Chico to G.C. and Gertrude Sloan, he was a weather forecaster. He grew up in Greenwood and attended Decatur Baptist College, North Texas State University in Denton and the University of California at Los Angeles. During World War II, Sloan was a weather forecaster in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines.He is survived by his wife, Juanita Gage Sloan, of Sycamore; sons Kenneth E. Sloan of Steinen, Germany, and Mark Lyndon Sloan and Robert Young Sloan, both of Seattle; daughters Linda Kay Sloan Hollingsworth of La Mesa, Calif.; and grandchildren Daniel and Michael Sloan, Lisa Vaughn and husband, Dusty, David Hollingsworth, Anna Sariya and Lara Marie Sloan.

Smith, Chester J.
1934-2010

Published Sunday, August 8, 2010
Funeral for Chester J. Smith, 75, of Springtown was Aug. 5 at Hilltop Family Church in Springtown. Burial followed at Springtown Cemetery.
Smith died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Springtown.Born Sept. 24, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Jasper B. and Gertie (Hanner) Smith, he retired from TXU Electric as a customer service representative in the early 1990s after 38 years of service.Smith is survived by his wife of 32 years, Juanita; children, Melody Rivers and husband Ronnie, of Bedford, Tony Smith and wife, Pam, of Springtown, Barry Taylor and Beth, of Austin and Becky Stephens and husband, Terry, of Fort Worth; brothers, J.B and Gerald Smith, both of Hobbs, N.M., and Herman Smith of Park Springs; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Smith, Craig
1955-2010
Published Sunday, November 21, 2010
Funeral for Craig Smith, 54, of Pilot Point, formerly of Bridgeport, was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey with Sam Ed Spence officiating. Burial was to follow at Belew Cemetery.
Smith died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, in Dallas.Born Dec. 19, 1955, in Pasadena to E.A. and Betty Smith, he was a horse trainer at Buck and Barrels Ranch in Aubrey. He is survived by sons Shannon Smith of Aubrey and Todd Smith of Saginaw; daughter Erika Smith of Dallas; grandchildren Courtney Smith and Savannah Smith; and brothers Mike Smith of Livingston, James Smith of Decatur and Ricky Smith of Midland.Pallbearers were to be Roy Baldillez, C. Dwayne Gilbreath, Estaphan Fiscal, Mark Self, Mike Snowden and Mark Willett.

Smith, Kenneth David
1953-2010

Published Thursday, October 14, 2010
Funeral for Kenneth David Smith, 57, of Springtown was to be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at White's Funeral Home in Springtown.
Smith died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.Born April 10, 1953, in Decatur to Dock and Ruth Naomi Smith, he hunted and worked with animals.He is survived by his mother of Springtown; son Riley Smith and wife, Stephanie, of Fort Worth; daughter Jodie Riffe and husband, Robert, of Weatherford; and grandchildren Ty, Caden, Koby and Raleigh.

Smith, Robert Leon
1954-2010

Published Thursday, June 24, 2010
Memorial service for Robert Leon Smith, 55, of Decatur was June 22 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Larry Eccard officiating.
Smith died Tuesday, June 15, 2010.Born Sept. 9, 1954, in Fort Worth to James William and Laila Exzeta Pippin Smith, he graduated from the University of North Texas and was on the dean's list. Smith served in the Air Force and Army National Guard.He married Melinda Kaye Jones Oct. 29, 1982, in Arlington. Smith was an artist.He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Group, the Wise County Art Association, Texas Artist Coalition, the Wise County Veterans Group and was a lifetime member of the VFW.He is survived by his wife; sons, Robert Smith Jr. of Benbrook and Clinton Young of Dallas; grandchildren, Trenton Young and Trinity and Orry Smith; brothers, Scott Stovall and Jeff Stovall, both of Houston; and sister, Peri Johnson of College Station.

Sparks, James Embry
1920-2010

Published Thursday, November 25, 2010
Funeral for James Embry Sparks, 90, of Rhome was Nov. 23 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial at Aurora Cemetery.
Sparks died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born July 29, 1920, in Rhome to Jim and Omie "Lewis" Sparks, he graduated from Rhome High School in 1938. Sparks attended Decatur Baptist College while serving in the National Guard cavalry when Pearl Harbor was bombed Dec. 7, 1941. He was among the first deployed in World War II and among the last to come home on Nov. 5, 1945. He served four years as corporal in the 124 Cavalry of the Marksmen Task Force that secured and held the Burma Road in central Burma and India. Sparks married Nancy Pearl Erwin Jan. 2, 1946, in Weatherford and he retired from Cargill. He was preceded in death by his wife after 63 years of marriage and his sister, Lucy Maude Baker.Sparks is survived by daughters Janie Sparks Marino Hansen and husband, Jens, and Carol Sparks Kite and husband, Sam, all of Fort Worth; granddaughters Kelly Ann Marino, Jennifer Kite Gillespie and Julie Kite; sister-in-law Ruth Erwin Waits; and other relatives.Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Speegle, Katherine Sloan
1914-2010
Published Thursday, July 1, 2010
Funeral for Katherine Sloan Speegle, 95, of Denton was June 26 at First Presbyterian Church in Denton.
Speegle died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Denton.Born Dec. 11, 1914, in Chico to George Clarence and Gertrude (Tenny) Sloan, she taught English literature at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth from 1965 to 1980. She earned a doctorate from North Texas State University in 1974 and specialized in Victorian English literature. She also taught English at the university.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Speegle; and daughter, Roberta Lois Speegle.She is survived by children, Philip T. Speegle and wife, Mary, Kathleen Speegle Schmitt and husband, Edward, and Roger Blake Speegle; grandchildren, Greg Speegle, Karen Quintanilla, Darrin Speegle, Karl Schmitt and Ursula Schmitt; and great-grandchildren, Mark, Erica, Alberto, Philip and Lisa.

Spence, Robert Timothy
1916-2010

Published Sunday, December 26, 2010
Funeral for Robert Timothy Spence, 94, of Lubbock is 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Sanders Funeral Home in Lubbock followed by burial with honors by the Lubbock Fire Department Honor Guard at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Spence died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.Born Oct. 25, 1916, in Rowlett to Robert Alexander and Annie Spence, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1941. He moved to Lubbock in 1944 and retired as a captain with the Lubbock Fire Department after 34 years of service.Spence married Videlia Ellen Spence in 1947, and she preceded him in death in 1960. He married Geneva Spence in 1961, and she preceded him in death. In 1975, he married Catherine Spence, and they moved to Bridgeport upon his retirement in 1978. She preceded him in death in 2008.He was also preceded in death by sons Dennis Wayne Spence, Alva Wayne Daniel and Charles W. Pierson.He is survived by children Diana Spence White and husband, Larry, of Stamford, Ed Spence and wife, Karen, of Lago Vista, Kay Parr and husband, Jerry, of Weatherford, Lloyd Daniel and wife, Carol, Christy Mosser and husband, Chris, and Carol Ann Peterson, Tim Spence and wife, Jan, Gene Spence and wife, Mary, and Howard Spence and wife, LeAnn, all of Lubbock. Spence is also survived by daughter-in-law Judy Craigo; grandchildren Jamie Pierson and wife, Kristen, Emily Spence Edwards and husband, Chancy, Leah White Henderson and husband, Hondo, Holly Spence Pierce and husband, Henry, Travis Parr, Rody Peterson, Kyle Peterson, Misty Ann Peterson, Kobi Spence Mitchell and husband, Garrett, Rebecca Spence, Charles Allen and Hailey Allen Robertson and husband, Eric.Other survivors include great-grandchildren Chambliss Pierson, Moreau Pierson, Kaitlyn Pierce, Slayton Pierson, Carson Edwards, Kelsea Pierce, Callie Edwards, Jaxon Henderson, Ashlynn Robertson and Kamryn Pierce.Memorials may be made to Lubbock Regional Public Safety Memorial, P.O. Box 53839, Lubbock, TX 79453, Hospice of Lubbock or to Alzheimer's research.

Stack, Evelyn
1930-2010

Published Sunday, May 16, 2010
Graveside service for Evelyn Stack, 80, of Ponder was May 14 at Eakins Cemetery in Ponder with the Rev. Carl Robertson officiating.
Stack died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, in Justin.Born May 2, 1930, in Chico to Ernest and Ina May Holt Long, she was a cook for Ranchman's Cafe in Ponder for 30 years.She was preceded in death by four brothers and a granddaughter, Kelly Renee Bryant.She is survived by her daughter, Jeanie Miller and husband, Tom, of Alvord; sons, Glenn Stack and wife, Betty, of Sanger, Johnny Stack and wife, Cindy, of Denton, and Mike Stack and wife, Debbi, of Ponder; sister, Ruby Nell Wortman of Ponder; brother, Doyle Long of Ponder; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Stapleton, Robert 'The Water Man'
1946-2010

Published Sunday, February 7, 2010
Memorial service for Robert Cordell "The Water Man" Stapleton, 63, of Bridgeport was to be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Stapleton residence.
Stapleton died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.Born Nov. 7, 1946, in Fort Worth to Bob Junior and Martha (Long) Stapleton, he was the owner of Reliable Water Distribution.He is survived by his wife, Jan Stapleton, of Bridgeport; son, Bobby Stapleton and wife, Holly, of Chico; daughter Lorrie Rutledge and husband, Michael, of Carrollton; grandchildren Brian, Bryson, Whitney and Lyndsey; mother Martha Burgess and husband, Darrell, of Southlake; brothers James Stapleton of Decatur, Ronnie Stapleton of East Texas, Tim Burgess of Southlake and Robbie Burgess of Denton; and sisters Mary Jo Wood of Southlake, Shirley Foster of Keller and Karen Smalley of Houston.

Starnes, Marty Lynn
1963-2010

Published Thursday, January 7, 2010
Funeral for Marty Lynn Starnes, 46, of Fort Worth was Jan. 5 at Biggers Funeral Chapel with burial in Thurmond Fairview Cemetery in Wise County.
Starnes died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.Born May 28, 1963, in Decatur to D.J. "Bud" and Juanita Starnes, he graduated from Boswell High School. He worked in construction and was employed by the Charles Morgan Construction Group in Rockwall. He also rode motorcycles and played music.He is survived by his daughters,April Lea Starnes, Brittani Talor Rutter and Bethaney Rose Starnes; mother; father and wife, Liz; siblings, David A. Starnes and wife, Kathy, H.M. "Skip" Starnes and wife, Kenna, Tamra F. Stephens, and Mark A. Starnes and wife, Kim; stepbrothers, Daniel and David Garcia; and a number of nieces, nephews and extended family.Memorials may be made to StopSarcoidosis.org, 1222 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603.

Steinle, Larry Danies
1945-2010

Published Sunday, May 16, 2010
Memorial service for Larry Danies Steinle, 64, of Runaway Bay will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Runaway Bay Community Church.
Steinle died Saturday, May 8, 2010, in Corpus Christi.Born Oct. 12, 1945, in Higgins to August and Esther Steinle, he was a retired automobile technician. He hunted, camped, square danced and vacationed with his family. He had a dog named Snuffy, and he read car books and collected coins.He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Steinle.He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anita Steinle; children, Curtis Steinle and wife, Kim, of Mansfield and Ronita Rowe and husband, James, of Plano; mother of Boerne; grandchildren, Renee, Amber and Brandon Steinle; brother, Ronald Steinle and wife, Sandy, of Fair Oaks Ranch; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Texas, 5926 Balcones Dr., Austin, TX 78731.

Stephens, Betty Johanna
1952-2010

Published Sunday, September 12, 2010
Funeral for Betty Johanna Stephens, 58, of Bridgeport was Sept. 10 at Pleasant View Baptist Church with burial at Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Dimmitt officiated.
Stephens died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, in Fort Worth. Born March 12, 1952, in Rayville, La., to Houston Bruce and Dolly Mae (Johnson) Hestand, she married Kermit L. Stephens June 2, 1976, in Jacksboro. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.Stephens was preceded in death by her brother, Arnold Wayne Bruce.She is survived by daughters, Heather Harbin and husband, Stephen, of Grapevine and Melissa A. Boski and husband, James S., of San Antonio; stepchildren, Thad K. Stephens and wife, Jackie, of Camden, S.C., Kay Roberts of Cassatt, S.C., Russell L. Stephens and wife, Cindy, of Alvord, Lisa L. Bowers and husband, Tommy, of Kershaw, S.C., and Christopher B. Stephens and wife, Allison, of Kershaw; her mother of Rayville, La.; brother John Wesley Hestand of South Louisiana; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 886 CR 1326, Bridgeport, TX 76426.Pallbearers were Matt Stephens, Stephen Harbin, James Boski, Russell Stephens, Will Cowling and Clayton Green.

Stevens, James Harvey
1944-2010
Published Thursday, July 1, 2010
Memorial service for James Harvey Stevens, 65, of Decatur was June 26 at the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church. The Rev. Don Fielding officiated.
Stevens died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, in Decatur. Born Nov. 25, 1944, in Greenwood to Raymond and Bessie Stevens, he was a Decatur High School graduate. Stevens was in the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam, and he later joined the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired after 20 1/2 years of military service. Upon retirement, Stevens returned to Decatur and worked for the Decatur Post Office and was a rural route carrier. He traveled and studied ancient sites. Stevens was a member of the Denton Abate Motorcycle Group. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Jose Stevens; children, Cindy Andrews, Tammy Stevens, Sarah Stevens and Joshua Stevens; and granddaughter, Emma Andrews. The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Contribute No. 26155489, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 42, Memphis, TN 38148, by phone at 1 (800) 873-6983 or online at http://www.stjude.org

Stevens, Peggy Ann
1952-2010

Published Sunday, August 8, 2010
Memorial service for Peggy Ann Stevens, 57, of Arlington was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Hurst with the Rev. Jim Rich officiating.
Stevens died Thursday, July 29, 2010, in Hurst.Born Aug. 15, 1952, in Albuquerque, N.M., to Lawrence Edward and Anna Virginia Lavender Crow, she was a homemaker.Stevens is survived by daughters, Christy Gibson of Chico and Mistie King and husband, Darrell, of Bedford; son Mike Gallups of Bedford; grandchildren, Jordan Gallups of Eaton Rapids, Mich., and Dakotah Gallups and Michael King, both of Bedford.

Stidham, Anna May Tackel
1927-2010

Published Thursday, December 16, 2010
Mass of Christian burial for Anna May Tackel Stidham, 83, of Bridgeport was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at St. John's Catholic Church in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Stidham died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Feb. 1, 1927, in Paradise to Jesse Tackel and Mary Francis Butler, she was a retired registered nurse. She was a Rangers fan, played 42, quilted and canned.She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Stidham; and brothers Joe, James and John Tackel.Stidham is survived by daughters Mary Lois Shelton and husband, Kent, of San Angelo and Susanne Benner of Pataskala, Ohio; sisters Janie Holt and husband, Theron, and Margaret Smith and husband, Derrell; sister-in-law Emilie Tackel of Paradise; grandchildren LeAnn, Melissa, Catie, Amy, Jennifer, J.P. and Scott; and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Stinnett, Otha Dee
1925-2010

Published Sunday, November 14, 2010
Funeral for Otha Dee Stinnett, 85, of Paradise was Nov. 11 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Terry Terry officiated.
Stinnett died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Jan. 21, 1925, in Caddo Mills to D.T. and Bertie Lee McWhorter, she was a member of Cates Street Baptist Church. She quilted and crocheted.She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior; one grandchild and one great-great grandchild.Stinnett is survived by daughters Lynn Plumley and husband, Curtis, and Reta Shurbet, all of Paradise; sons Jerry Clyde Stinnett and wife, Kathy, of Bridgeport, Don Stinnett and wife, Patsy, of Runaway Bay, Hershell Stinnett and wife, Brenda, of Paradise and Keith Stinnett of Lake Bridgeport; sisters Doris Lee of Quitman and Wandie Cornelius of Gun Barrel City; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Lance Stinnett, Curt Plumley, Chris Matheson, Jimmy Keith Stinnett, Klayton Canova and Jimmy Joe Stinnett.

Stracener, Ginger Trimuar
1961-2010

Published Sunday, December 19, 2010
Graveside service for Ginger Trimuar Stracener, 49, of Decatur was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Aurora Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Slimp officiating. Memorial service was to follow at Cornerstone Church in Newark.
Stracener died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born June 25, 1961, in Bridgeport to Gaylord Sr. and Neta (Green) Trimuar, she was a homemaker. She was a 1979 graduate of Decatur High School and a member of Cornerstone Church in Newark.Stracener is survived by sons Shawn Hardin and wife, Ashley, of Decatur and Jonathan Skinner of Houston; sisters Terri Doyle and husband, Dale, of Decatur and Donna Kimbell of Paradise; brothers Rusty and Brett Trimuar; and fianc Danny Doyle of Bridgeport.

Strange, Edwin 'Ed' Wilfred
1927-2010

Published Sunday, November 14, 2010
Funeral for former Alvord mayor Edwin "Ed" Wilfred Strange, 83, was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Denton. Roy Deavers was to officiate.
Strange died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Decatur.Born June 20, 1927, in Alvord to Fearrel and Barnetta (Pickett) Strange, he married Elizabeth "Libby" Ann Watson Nov. 6, 1948, in Denton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Strange served as a city council member of Alvord for three years. He was founder and owner of Edsco Business Forms for more than 30 years and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alvord.He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Strange; and brothers Fearrel Strange and Paul Strange.Strange is survived by his wife; daughter Sandra Strange of Houston; sons Steve Strange of Alvord and Scott Strange and wife, Theresa, of Fort Worth; brother Gerald Strange of Hobbs, N.M.; sister Doris Edwards of Bedford; granddaughters Alysia Hickman of Atlanta, and Tiffany Sadler of Fort Worth; two great-granddaughters; two nieces; two nephews; and other relatives. Pallbearers were to be Ricky Tow, James Strange, Donnie Parker, Ray Shipley, Gaylen Wheelis and Sam Edwards.

Stutt, Marjorie Jo
1935-2010

Published Thursday, January 28, 2010
Funeral for Marjorie Jo Stutt, 75, of Decatur was Jan. 26 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Chris Brown officiated. Burial followed in Paradise Cemetery.
Stutt died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in Decatur.Born Jan. 16, 1935, in Justin to Tommie and Uleta Pearl Bennett Jackson, she married Joseph Elvin "PeeWee" Stutt Jan. 16, 1954, at Corinth Baptist Church in Bluett.She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years; a granddaughter, Natalie LaChelle Byers; a sister, Judy Diane Skidmore; and a brother, Tommy Douglas Jackson.She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Sheree Pitts and husband, Charles Cee, of Paradise and Kimberly Ann Motsenbocker of Decatur; sons, Ricky Lynn Stutt and wife, Judith JoAnna, of Decatur and Byron Douglas Stutt of Decatur; grandchildren, Chris Stutt, Jenny Smith, Melinda Stover, Fred Jones, Jessie Evans, Ben Decker, Nathan Byers, Joey Pitts, Jill Rivera, Kamilla Motsenbocker and Logan Motsenbocker; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Michael Wayne Jackson and Tony Lynn Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Chris Stutt, Nathan Byers, Joey Pitts, Ben Decker, Bryce Stover, Fred Jones, Brett Bean and Zack Carsten.

Sudberry, Lisa Ann
1963-2010
Published Sunday, February 21, 2010
Funeral for Lisa Ann Sudberry, 46, of Southlake, was Feb. 18 at First Baptist Church in Grapevine. Burial was Feb. 19 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Sudberry died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in Southlake.Born April 4, 1963, in Canton, Ohio, she had been with the Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church of Grapevine. She worked with children, cooked, walked and read.She is survived by her husband, Doug Sudberry; son, Jordan Sudberry; and daughter, Lauren Sudberry, all of Southlake; mother, Sue Huitt and husband, Mack, of Decatur; sister, Lori Sherwood of Decatur; brother-in-law, Mark Sudberry and wife, Donna, of Trophy Club; sister-in-law, Staci Smith and husband, Bret, of Tulsa, Okla.; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to Riverbend Retreat, 1232C CR 411B, Glen Rose, TX 76043; First Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 301 E. Texas St., Grapevine, TX 76051; or Community Bible Study, 790 Stout Rd., Colorado Springs, CO. 80921.

Sullivan, Valta Lee
1929-2010
Published Sunday, October 17, 2010
Funeral for Valta Lee Sullivan, 80, of Alvord was Oct. 15 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyvillle.
Sullivan died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.She was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Childress to Irvin and Edna Jordan.Sullivan is survived by sons James Sullivan Jr., Jack Strawn and John Strawn; daughter Elizabeth Brister; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Sylvester, Cara Beth
1987-2010

Published Sunday, March 14, 2010
Graveside service for Cara Beth Sylvester, 22, of Plano was Friday, March 12, at Wylie Cemetery.
Sylvester died Sunday, March 7, 2010, in Dallas.Born June 13, 1987, in Tulsa, Okla., to Gary Edward Sylvester and Sheryl Yvonne Parris, she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur.She is survived by her mother, Sheryl Yvonne Galvez and husband, Daniel, of Plano; father and wife, Cyndy, of Justin; brothers, Clinton Sylvester of Plano, Calvin Sylvester of Mansfield and Ian Fitzgerald of Denton; sisters, Shannon Fitzgerald of Denton and Julia Endicott of Haltom City; grandparents, John and Betty Parris of Springfield, Mo., and Gary G. and Barbara Sylvester of Collinsville, Okla.

Taylor, Randy Lee
1955-2010

Published Thursday, January 28, 2010
Funeral for Randy Lee Taylor, 55, of Paradise was Jan. 26 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport with Gary Demmitt officiating.
Taylor died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Paradise.Born Jan. 6, 1955, in New Albion, N.Y., to Robert and Evelyn Taylor, he was a trim carpenter. Taylor married Ellen Mattson Nov. 21, 1992, and fished, hunted and went scuba diving.He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Taylor.He is survived by his wife; son, Robert Daniel Taylor of Austin; daughter, Alicia Ramos of Itasca; mother and stepfather, Bill Taylor; sisters, Donna Janidies and husband, Jimbo, Linda Preston and Cynthia Stone; and grandchildren, Ashley Taylor and Halie, Nathan and Jacob Ramos.

Teal, J.L. 'Red', Jr.
1935-2010
Published Sunday, July 4, 2010
Funeral for J.L. "Red" Teal Jr., 74, of Weatherford was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial was to be at Aurora Cemetery.
Teal died Wednesday, June 30, 2010.Born Oct. 21, 1935, in Fort Worth to Jesse Lee and Opal Drain Teal, he was a longtime resident of Parker County. He was a race horse breeder and trainer. He was a retired truck driver for ICX Motor Freight. He was an endowed member of the Joplin Masonic Lodge No. 939.He was preceded in death by four sisters and a grandson.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Teal; sons, Sammy Teal and wife, Donna, of Forth Worth and formerly of Wise County, and Richard Teal and wife, Dana, of Fort Worth; daughters, Ann Eustace and husband, Fred, and Lisa White, all of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Thames, Harold Ray
1931-2010

Published Thursday, July 29, 2010
Funeral for Harold Ray Thames, 79, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Rosary was to be 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Thames died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at his home in Weatherford.Born May 26, 1931, in Wichita Falls to Steele and Adele Thames as the fifth of nine children, Thames served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954. He was a retired maintenance supervisor and was a member of the Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Thames; sister, Opal Wilson; infant son, David; and his wife of 45 years, Charlene Thames.He is survived by daughters, Carol Allen and husband, David, of Azle, Sandy Wier and husband Rance, of Blanco, Peggy Worthington and husband, Donny, of Springtown, and Lana Pierce and husband, Darrell, of Weatherford; grandchildren Maverick Beau and Cassady Allen of Azle; Robert Allen Jr., of Newark, Sgt. David Worthington and wife, Jennifer, of El Paso, John Worthington and wife, Valerie, of Houston, Mary Perez and husband, Craig, of Houston, Kenneth Yarbrough and wife, Donna, of Springtown, Karyle Edgar and husband, Corby, of Poolville, Katy Wallace and husband, Brandon, of Weatherford, Gena Castagnetta and husband, Nick, of Carrollton, Derren and Brian Pierce, of Dallas; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Thames and Father Bob Thames; sisters, Faye Gibson, Mary Ruther Creamer, Wanda Elder and Shirley Banks.Pallbearers will be David Worthington, John Worthington, Maverick Allen, Beau Allen, Robert Allen Jr. and Kenneth Yarbrough.

Thomas, Claude P.
1921-2010
Published Thursday, September 30, 2010
Funeral for Claude P. Thomas, 89, of Azle was Sept. 28 at White's Azle Chapel. Burial was at Azleland Cemetery.
Thomas died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Jan. 15, 1921, in Coppell to Clifford and Gertrude Hodges Thomas, he watched the Mavericks, Cowboys and Rangers. He served in the 7th Cavalry of the Army during World War II.He was preceded in death by two wives, including wife of 48 years, Iris Marie Thomas; two sisters and two brothers.Thomas is survived by his wife, Juanita Jo Thomas; daughters Barbara Sullivan and husband, Tom, of Waco and Linda Henderson and husband, Bob, of Burleson; son Jim Thomas and wife, Sherri, of Azle; two stepdaughters; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and extended family members in Wise County.

Thompson, James Curtis, Jr.
1937-2010
Published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Funeral for James Curtis Thompson Jr., 73, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Calvary Cathedral International in Fort Worth.
Thompson died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Alvord.Born Jan. 7, 1937, in Fort Worth to James Curtis Thompson Sr. and Monta Jewel Escue Thompson, he was a member of Calvary Cathedral International.He was preceded in death by his brother, Rex Thompson.Thompson is survived by his wife, Rhonda Thompson; children Justin Tyler Thompson and Dillon Garrett Thompson; brother Dwight Thompson and wife, Zonelle; and sister Joy Nichols and husband, Bob Nichols.Memorials may be made to the Thompson Education Fund, Legend Bank, P.O. Box 1001, Decatur, TX 76234.

Thompson, Jim 'Tubbo'
1955-2010

Published Thursday, August 5, 2010
Memorial service for Jim "Tubbo" Thompson, 55, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Dana Coker officiating. Doug Bridwell and Chris Tackel will speak at the service.
Thompson died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in Bridgeport. Born Jan. 16, 1955, in Cisco to Bill and Wilda (Dunn) Thompson, he was an oilfield roustabout. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his daughters, Stacie Thompson of Azle and Katie Smith and husband, Josh, of Decatur; grandchildren, Hendrix and Harper; sister, Paula Tolle of Bridgeport; and other relatives.

Thompson, Lee Wayne
1944-2010
Published Sunday, April 25, 2010
Funeral for Lee Wayne Thompson, 65, of Alvord was April 23 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alvord with the Rev. Ron Bird officiating. Burial was at Jonestown Cemetery.
Thompson died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Bridgeport.He was born July 25, 1944, in Decatur to J.W. and Dessie (Regan) Thompson.He was preceded in death by his sister, Janette Thompson.He is survived by his mother of Alvord; brother, Jim Thompson and wife, Rosie, of Alvord; nieces, Jerri Thompson, Sherri Counts and Tish Wright; nephews, Jim Thompson Jr. and Billy McDaniel; and nine great-nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were Jack Rutledge, Jonathan Fennell, Bobby Watts, Rex Fry, Shawn Burkett and Ted Maxwell.

Thompson, O'Dell
1932-2010

Published Sunday, October 10, 2010
Memorial service for O'Dell Thompson, 78, of Azle will be held at a later date.
Thompson died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in Decatur.Born Jan. 10, 1932, in Olney to James and Ethel (Rothel) Thompson, he married Donoleta Byrom Dec. 2, 1972, in Bowie.He was preceded in death by grandsons Nathan Cox and Brian Lattin.Thompson is survived by his wife of Azle; sons Mike Thompson of Henrietta and David Thompson and wife Rubi, of Azle; daughters Brenda Morgan and husband, Mickey, of Alvord, Dora Lattin and husband, Ronald, of White Settlement, Dianna Humphrey and husband, Terry Keen, of Azle, Deborah Harris and husband, John, of Huntington Beach, Calif., Beverly Smith of Carls Junction, Mo., and Carol Cox and husband, Lonnie, of Alvord; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Thompson, Prudence Marie
1915-2010

Published Thursday, February 25, 2010
Memorial for Prudence Marie Thompson, 94, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Community Church of River Oaks in Fort Worth. The Revs. Glenn Randall and Doug Martin will officiate.
Thompson died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Aug. 28, 1915, in Coppell to James Otis and Eliza Leon Cribbs Thompson, she retired from the credit department of the Star-Telegram after 43 years.She was preceded in death by brothers Trucy, T.C. and Willie B. Thompson; an infant brother; and sisters, Ester Parrish and Bertha Gentry.She is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.The family requests memorials be made to mission funds.

Thornton, Betty Jean
1931-2010

Published Thursday, June 10, 2010
Funeral for Betty Jean Thornton, 78, of Boyd was to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Bill Smith and Patrick Sherrill officiating. Burial was to be at Boyd Cemetery.
Born Oct. 9, 1931, in Springtown to Alfred and Lillian (Thompson) Bobo, she married Joseph Thornton April 11, 1947, in Weatherford. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd and the Lake Worth Senior Citizens group.Thornton was preceded in death by her husband and brother, Adron Bobo.She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Jo Sherrill and husband, Dennis, of Springtown; sons, Joseph Thornton Jr. of Euless and Bobby Thornton and wife, Kathy, of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, sisters, Brucille Mauldin and Earline Haynes of Springtown; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Patrick and David Sherrill, Adam Thornton, Bart Bearden, Cary Steine, Ricky and Randy Wilson and Jerry Hataway.

Tice, Juanita Champion
1917-2010

Published Sunday, January 17, 2010
Graveside service for Juanita Champion Tice, 92, formerly of Alvord, was to be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Alvord Cemetery. Gerre Joiner was to officiate.
Tice died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Euless.Born May 9, 1917, in Oklahoma to Festus and Della Wallis Champion, she moved to Alvord at the age of 1 and graduated as valedictorian from Alvord High School. During World War II, she worked at Convair in the office and delivering paperwork and large aircraft parts on her bicycle. In 1953, she moved to Hurst and worked as a pharmacy tech at Rich's Pharmacy, a dispatcher for Allied Termite and then at a Hallmark card shop.She is preceded in death by brothers John Champion and Wallis Champion; sister, Deane Rowe; niece, Donna Champion and granddaughter, Sherry Tice Norris.She is survived by sons, Lynn and Jerry Tice, both of Hurst; daughter, Janis Dunlap and husband, Al, of Bedford; grandchildren Tamara White, Ron Tice and wife, Donna, Colin and Preston Tice, Brian Dunlap and wife, Barbara, and Todd Dunlap; and great-grandchildren, Morgan and Cody Norris and Laura, Thomas and Anna Dunlap.

Timms, Albert
1935-2010

Published Thursday, June 3, 2010
Graveside service for Albert Timms, 74, of Rhome is at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Aurora Cemetery with the Revs. Jimmy Withers and Randy Slimp officiating.
Timms died Sunday, May 30, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Sept. 3, 1935, in Morgan to Albert Sr. and Ilene (Cook) Timms, he married Dollie Locklar Oct. 4, 1986, in Midland. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. A drilling engineer, Timms worked for El Paso Natural Gas from 1955 to 1985, and Western Gas from 1985 to 1990. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Timms. He is survived by his wife, Florence "Dottie" Timms of Rhome; daughters , Stephanie Drewry of Lawton, Okla., and Mitzi Jones of Meridian; grandchildren, Morgan and Cade Drewry, Daniel Evans and Cody Salinas; brothers, Donnie Timms of Cleburne and James Charles Timms of Oklahoma; and other relatives.

Tinkham, Judith Kim
1957-2010

Published Sunday, December 19, 2010
Memorial service for Judith Kim Tinkham, 53, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at the Decatur Civic Center.
Tinkham died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in Boyd.Born Feb. 7, 1957, in Gotemba, Shizuoka-Ken, Japan, to Carl Nathan and Yukiko Nakano Ponder, she married Scott Donald Tinkham Nov. 28, 1987, in San Jose, Calif. They owned Tink Ink Publications since 2003.Tinkham is survived by her husband; son Garrett Tinkham of Superior, Wis.; sisters Dana Ponder of Boyd and Andrea Randall of Nacogdoches; and grandmother Ava Ponder and her parents, all of Nacogdoches.

Titus, Lillian Lemoine
1922-2010

Published Thursday, April 15, 2010
Memorial service for Lilian Lemoine Titus, 87, of Decatur will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 18, at Cates Street Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Randy James will officiate.
Titus died Saturday, April 10, 2010, in Decatur.Born July 12, 1922, in Fremont, Ind., to Alva and Anna May McMurray, she was a member of the Cates Street Baptist Church. She bowled, sewed, read and attended church activities.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Titus; sisters, Hazel McMurray, Wilma McCoy and Ruth Sterling; and brothers, Leon McMurray, Fred McMurray and Herbert McMurray.She is survived by a daughter, Sally Luxton of Paradise; and brother-in-law, Mack McCoy of Sidney, Ohio.

Todisco, Herbert Arthur 'Herb'
1931-2010

Published Sunday, May 30, 2010
Funeral for Herbert Arthur "Herb" Todisco, 78, of Runaway Bay was May 28 at Whitestone Fellowship Church in Runaway Bay with Father DeWayne Adams officiating. Burial followed at The Eternal Oaks Cemetery.
Todisco died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Dec. 15, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo., to Joseph and Jane Todisco, he served in the Army during the Korean War, earning a Silver Star and Purple Heart. He married Marna Young June 24, 1989, in Las Vegas. He was a member of the Ascension and St. Marks Episcopal Church in Bridgeport and the Greater Runaway Bay Alliance. Todisco was a former Runaway Bay city councilman and served on the Runaway Bay parks board. He had been a self-employed businessman and was retired.He was preceded in death by his wife, Mama, and brothers, Larry and Jimmy Todisco.He is survived by sons, Mel Todisco of Rosita, Colo., and Chuck Todisco and wife, Lu, of Pueblo; daughters, Paula Coha and husband, Tom, of Rosita and Karen Todisco of Ventura, Calif.; grandchildren, Shanda Vidmar and husband, Brian, and Jason Todisco and wife, Maria; great-grandchildren, Danielle and Jaren Todisco and Jackson, Lauren and Tyler Vidmar; sister, Mary Catherine of Utah; stepchildren, Doug and Beth, Delinda and Marsha; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Torres, Lisa 'Lola' Marie
1974-2010

Published Thursday, April 29, 2010
Memorial for Lisa "Lola" Marie Torres, 35, of Woodstock, Ill., was to be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at First Baptist Church in Chico and Friday, April 30, 2010, in Fox Lake, Ill.
Torres died Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Woodstock.Born June 18, 1974, to Sharla Schneider of Springtown and Ruben Magdaleno of Chicago, she was adopted by Loretta and Gerald Olmstead of Spring Grove, Ill.She was preceded in death by her adopted father, Gerald Olmstead; and brothers, Erik, Ruben and Eddie.She is survived by a son, Michael Bottcher; daughters, Deborah Bottcher and Vanessa Torres, both of Spring Grove; biological parents; adoptive mother; brothers, Joshua and Jeffery Schneider of Springtown; sisters, Martha and Veronica Magdaleno, both of Chicago; and other family members.

Van Etten, John Edward, Jr.
1945-2010
Published Sunday, October 24, 2010
Funeral for John Edward Van Etten Jr., 65, of College Station was Oct. 22 at Memorial Funeral Home in Bryan with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Van Etten died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in College Station.Born April 14, 1945, in San Diego to Movelda Holt and John Edward Van Etten Sr., he grew up in Decatur and graduated from Decatur High School. Van Etten received a baseball scholarship to Texas A&M, and he married June Eubanks of Bryan Oct. 20, 1969. Van Etten was a retired construction superintendent for the Tiller Corp. and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He fished and hunted.Van Etten is survived by his wife; son Clint Van Etten and wife, Amy, of College Station; daughter Lori Price of Dallas; grandchildren Holt and Hunter Van Etten of College Station; stepfather Ed Maddox of Decatur; sisters-in-law Jane Ebner and husband, Charles, of Bryan and Toni Martinez of College Station; mother-in-law Nora Lea Wasson of Bryan; and numerous other family members.Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church Building Fund.

Verhaagen, Peter C.
1948-2010
Published Thursday, November 4, 2010
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Peter C. Verhaagen, 62, of Alvord.
Verhaagen died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, in Ozark, Mo.Born July 8, 1948, in Dordrecht, Holland, to Cornelius and Theresa Vermeulem Verhaagen, he married Elaine Enlow May 5, 1987, in Aiken, N.C. Verhaagen served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He and his wife owned and operated Design Concepts Unlimited Inc. in Decatur. Verhaagen was preceded in death by his son, Peter C. Verhaagen II.He is survived by his wife; daughters Helena Marie Cox and husband, Nathan, of Ozark, and Emily Johanna Dignan and husband, Darren, of Berryville, Ark.; stepsons Shawn Andrew Swilley of Shreveport, La., and Christopher Allen Swilley and wife, Delia, of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Hans Verhaagen of Arizona; sister Helen Boehm of California; nieces and nephews.

Vise, Miriam E.
1938-2010

Published Thursday, February 18, 2010
Funeral for Miriam E. Vise, 73, of Paradise will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Bob Thompson will officiate.
Vise died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Dec. 26, 1938, to Clarence and Ruth (Melton) Smith in Opelika, Ala., she was a retired home health coordinator. She married James Terry Vise May 18, 1975, in Durant, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband; and four sisters, Louise, Fran, Jeanette, and Chris. She is survived by daughters, Cathryn Miller and husband, Richard, of Paradise and Brenda Robson and husband, Scott, of Dallas; sons, Samuel Robertson Jr. and Bryan Robertson and wife, Patsy, all of Paradise, and James Matthew Vise of Fort Worth; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister Marge Abernathy and husband, Frank, of Sherman; brother, Kenneth Smith and wife, Faye, of Jonesboro, Ga; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wade, William 'Bill' T.
1927-2009
Published Thursday, January 7, 2010
Funeral for William "Bill" T. Wade, 82, of Alvord was Jan. 5 at the First Baptist Church of Sunset with Charles Reed officiating. Burial was at Sunset Cemetery.
Wade died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in Bridgeport. Born June 9, 1927, in Dayton, Tenn., to Ova and Lonny Wade, he attended school at Lakeview and Sunset. At 15, he began working for Swift Packing, and he worked for the Fort Worth Stockyards in 1954. He farmed, ranched and grew watermelons near Alvord. He married Judy Johnson Aug. 7, 1992, and the couple owned and operated the Curiosity Antique Store in Alvord. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Luke, Straus and Jim Wade; and sisters, Alice Graves and Dorotha Knight.He is survived by his wife; three sons, Doyle Wade and wife, Linda, Don Wade and wife, Donna, all of Sunset and Dale Wade and wife, Tammy, of Bowie; stepdaughter, Chris Hyde and husband, John, of McLoud, Okla.; stepson, Mike Smith and wife, Paula, of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy Heugatter and husband, R.L., of Sunset; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Wagner, Ruth Ann Ferguson
1934-2010

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010
Memorial for Ruth Ann (Feguson) Wagner, 76, of Paradise will be held at a later date.
Wagner died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in Decatur.Born July 9, 1934, in Traverse City, Mich., to adopted parents Claude and Florence Billett, she married Eugene Wagner Dec. 13, 1975, in Lake Tawakoni. She was a retired bookkeeper for Color Tile, a 40-year member of the National Association of Riding Clubs and Sheriff's Posses and a former president of the Azle Riding Club.Wagner is survived by her husband; daughters Janet Barker and husband Tommy, of Weatherford, Jennifer Bryant and husband, Bobby, of Tylertown, Miss., and Judy Richardson of Fort Worth; grandchildren Jason, Sky, Joann, Christy and Katherine; and six great-granchildren.

Waldrip, Raymond Earl
1951-2010

Published Sunday, December 5, 2010
Funeral for Raymond Earl Waldrip, 59, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Graveside service is 3 p.m. at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in LaRue. The Rev. Millard Buchholz will officiate. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Waldrip died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in Boyd.Born Feb. 22, 1951, in Fort Worth to Raymond and Sybil (Adams) Waldrip, he was an employee of the Federal Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He married Anita Patterson Feb. 27, 1975, in Hurst. Waldrip served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Waldrip.Waldrip is survived by his wife; sons Shawn Jeffrey Waldrip and Dee Jay Waldrip, both of Boyd; grandchildren Marlene, Ethan and Allie Waldrip; brother J.T. Thompson and wife, Joyce, of Boyd; sisters Shirley Smith of Argyle and Helen Ledoux and husband, Danny, of Sulphur, La.; and other relatives.

Walker, Clarence 'Ed'
1945-2010
Published Thursday, December 16, 2010
Graveside service for Clarence "Ed" Walker, 65, of Fort Worth was Dec. 11 at Aurora Cemetery.
Walker died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.Born July 22, 1945, in Decatur to Rip and Virginia Walker, he was raised in Rhome. Walker graduated from Northwest High School and attended Rice University, where he played football. He was in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. When Walker was younger, he roped and spent many weekends team-roping in rodeos across the country. He worked in sales in the trucking and trailer industry, and he married his wife, Linda, in 1979.Walker was preceded in death by his wife; son Bobby; his father; and brother Fred.He is survived by his mother; daughters Melissa Baucum and Kim Bue; grandchildren Ashley, Staci and Piper; great-grandchild Carson; sister-in-law Linda Kay; uncle and aunt Pete and Peggy Reeves of Decatur; and nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to the Fort Worth Fire Department, Station 40, the Medstar Grant Program or St. Anne's Church.

Walker, James Lee
1950-2010

Published Thursday, December 16, 2010
Graveside service for James Lee Walker, 60, of Montague was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Cumby Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Morgan officiating.
Walker died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Montague.Born Oct. 3, 1950, in Bridgeport to Junior Lee and Jaunell (Whatley) Walker, he was a law enforcement officer. He married Deborah Harrington May 17, 2003, in Bridgeport. Walker was a member of the American Legion Bowie Post 252 and Forestburg Riding Club. He served with several organizations including Bridgeport Police Department, Wackenhut Correctional Institution, Bowie Animal Control, Jack County Sheriff's Department and Bowie Industries. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Baptist.Walker is survived by his wife; children Jon Forshee and wife, Stacie, of Muenster, Clay Forshee and wife, Tiffany, of Forestburg, Travis Forshee and wife, Kristen, of Denton, Nikki Wright and husband, Randy, of Joshua, Kevin Walker of Sunset, and Valerie and Becky.He is also survived by his mother of Tipton, Okla.; brother Jimmy Walker and wife, Brenda, of Sunset; sisters Janice Pritchett and husband, Tommy, of Alvord and Lou Tyler and husband, Mike, of Frederick, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.Honorary pallbearers were to be Michael Tyler, Travis Forshee, Clay Forshee, Jon Forshee, Ryan Tyler, Mike Tyler, Tommy Pritchett, Garrett Johnson and Gary Johnson.

Walls, Woody
1946-2010

Published Thursday, January 28, 2010
Graveside service for Woody Walls, 63, of Boyd was to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Kimbell Cemetery in Meridian with the Rev. Gary Veazey officiating.
Walls died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Aug. 23, 1946, in Blum to Archie and Beulah (Ward) Walls, he was a truck driver for Sun Belt. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Walls and Lamoin Walls. He is survived by his son, Clayton Walls and wife, Jennifer, of Gatesville; grandchildren, Ashlee, Tyler, Tye, Mekenzie, Micaela, Caden and Jack; sisters, Beulah Hammond of Irving and Doris Styles of Boyd; brother, Archie Walls Jr. of Lufkin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Walters, Zachary J., Sgt.
1986-2010

Published Thursday, June 17, 2010
Memorial for Sgt. Zachary J. Walters, 24, is 1 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Brown's Memorial Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow at 3 p.m. at DFW National Cemetery.
Walters died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.Born May 24, 1986, he served in the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines (78th), 2nd Marine Division.He is survived by his parents, Kelly Walters of Irving and Regina Walters of Decatur; grandparents, Joe and Bobbie Walters of Irving; grandmother, Lore Miner of Decatur; brother, Dwayne Patrick Adair of Decatur; aunts and uncles, Norma and Harvey Merritt of Alvarado, Nell and Al Berry of Mesquite, Ramona and Tony McCollough of Peculiar, Mo., Rebecca and Mark Ireland of Alvord and Tom and Ann Miner of Decatur; numerous cousins; and fiance , Vickie L. Falcon of Jacksonville, N.C.Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors, PMB 48, Western Blvd., Suite E, Jacksonville, NC 28546 or http://www.carepackageproject.com

Walvoord, Robert Anthony
1964-2010

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010
Memorial for Robert Anthony Walvoord, 46, of Newark is 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Rhome.
Walvoord died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Decatur.Born Sept. 1, 1964, in Richardson to William Dexter and JoAnna (Corbet) Walvoord, he married Cydney Martin Feb. 3, 1990, in Keller. Walvoord was an American Airlines mechanic, a former volunteer fire fighter for the Lindale Fire Department and a certified rescue diver.Walvoord was preceded in death by his father.He is survived by his wife of Newark; daughters Jennifer Kirby of Newcastle, Okla., Diane Jacobs and husband, Morgan Wise, and Justin Lara and husband, Toni, of Newark; son Shawn Kirby of Fort Worth; his mother of Mineola; brother Joel Walvoord and wife, Shelley, of Lindale; and grandchildren Alex, Cross, Deeanna, Kara, Donavin, Christiana, Cydney and Nevaeh.

Ward, Shawn Edward
1974-2010

Published Thursday, January 14, 2010
Memorial service for Shawn Edward Ward, 35, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with Rick Cooper officiating.
Ward died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in Paradise.Born Nov. 2, 1974, in Fort Worth to Mark and Margaret Ward, he married Amy Baker May 11, 2003, in Grapevine. He was a mechanic for American Airlines for 11 years and rode motorcycles, fished, spent time with his family and traveled.He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Henry Hyles, and his grandmother, Florence Ward. He is survived by his wife; father, Mark and wife, Karen Ward; mother, Margaret Hyles; sons, Garrett Ward and Dustin Rogers; daughter, Raleigh Ward; sisters, Jennifer Cox and Katye Shook; father-in-law, Dana Baker; mother-in-law, Julie Tobey; grandparents, Cecil Ward and Joann Adcock; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Watson, Charlene
1940-2010
Published Sunday, December 5, 2010
Funeral for Charlene Watson, 70, of Lago Vista is 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls with Matt Homeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park. Visitation is 10 a.m. prior to the service.
Watson died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.She was born June 7, 1940, in Decatur to Charley and Lorene (Hunter) Watson.Watson is survived by daughters Robin McQuatters of Lago Vista and Vicki Laxton and husband, Lee, of Round Rock; sons Louis Hill of Manvel and Kevin Hill and wife, Sandy, of Houston; brothers Kenneth Watson and wife, Jaclyn, of Temple and Lawrence Watson and wife, Rosemary, of Alabama; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Watson, Lois Brooks
1928-2010

Published Thursday, May 20, 2010
Funeral for Lois Brooks Watson, 82, of Fort Worth is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in Mount Olivet Chapel with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Watson died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in Fort Worth. Born April 17, 1928, in Chico to Charles Alton and Zona Mae Brooks, she was a member of Decatur Avenue Baptist Church for 57 years.She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Roy Watson; daugthers, Verna Humphries and husband, John, and Judy Watkins and husband, Rick; son, Joe Watson and wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Lisa Langbein, Staci Bradford and husband, Bryan, Jeff Watson and wife, Heather, and Tiffany Watson of Irving; great-grandchildren, Zack and Courtney; sister, Laverne Wiley of Decatur; and brother, Cecil Brooks of Chico.

Weatherly, Jimmie Dan, Sr.
1935-2010

Published Thursday, May 20, 2010
There will be no service for Jimmie Dan Weatherly Sr., 75, of Bridgeport, who died Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Bridgeport.
Born April 29, 1935, to Homer Ellis and Lois Dale Holland Weatherly in Joy, he was a Jehovah's Witness. He was preceded in death by a son, Aaron Weatherly.He is survived by his wife, Joy; son, Jimmie Dan Weatherly Jr. of Amarillo; daughters, Billie Ann Mendoza of Lawton, Okla., and Robbie Weatherly of Bridgeport; brother, Homer Dale Weatherly of Port Aransas; sister, Sherry Lee of Duncan, Okla.; stepchildren, Katy Bruce and Delissa Copeland of Seymour, Sandra Romines of Chico and Jeff Wright of Alvord; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Webb, Billy
1951-2010

Published Sunday, October 10, 2010
Funeral for Billy Webb, 58, of Bridgeport, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Dana Coker officiating. Burial is at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Webb died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Nov. 3, 1951, in Cameron, Mo., to Marvin and Betty Webb, he married Nelda Turner in 1977. Webb was a construction contractor and rancher who hunted and coached baseball and softball. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Webb is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife; sons Billy Webb of Bridgeport and Shawn Webb of Azle; daughters Hayley Smith of Dallas and Shannon Webb of St. Joseph, Mo.; father Marvin C. Webb of St. Joseph; sister Jeanne Webb of Elwood, Kan.; and grandchildren Jordan Griswold, Jason Mitchell, Billie Webb, Colby Williams, Alexis Williams, Hannah Simmons and Tryston Webb.

Wells, Mary Lou
1926-2010

Published Sunday, April 4, 2010
Funeral for Mary Lou Wells, 84, of Bowie was April 1 at First Baptist Church in Bellevue with Larry Cox officiating. Burial was at Bellevue Cemetery.
Wells, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, in Bowie.Born Feb. 1, 1926, in Wheeler County to Tom and Bessie Lou (Tucker) Jones, she graduated from school in Wildorado. She married Rue Wells Feb. 15, 1946, in Amarillo. The couple lived in Bushland until they retired in 1968 and moved to a ranch in Bellevue. Wells worked in the Bellevue High School cafeteria for eight years.Wells gardened, sewed and cooked. She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Elena Brooks; and brothers, Raymond, Virgil, Cecil and Roy Lee Jones.She is survived by her children, Rita Cassetty and husband, Gene, of Bellevue, Tommy Wells and wife, Carroll, of Hereford and Marla Davidson and husband, Jay, of Decatur; sister, Ruth Bryan of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

West, Iris Christine Lucas
1918-2010

Published Sunday, October 17, 2010
Funeral for Iris Christine Lucas West, 92, of Virginia, formerly of Greenwood, was to be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rosston United Methodist Church with burial at Rosston Cemetery.
West died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, in Smithfield, Va.Born July 9, 1918, in Leo to Jess Francis Lucas and Alta Maud Dover, she graduated from Era High School as valedictorian. West transferred to Newsome Daugherty High School in Gainesville to continue her education, as Era only had 11 grades. She married Charles West in Henrietta and was a cook, seamstress, horsewoman, gardener and Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan.She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 18, 2009; sister Yonna Bandy; and grandson Jamey Nickerson.West is survived by her daughters, Jeanie Nickerson and husband, Doug, of Rosston and Vicky Feliciano and husband, Ed, of Smithfield; granddaughter Marci Gilbert and husband, Terry, of Gainesville; grandson Sgt. Jeffrey Feliciano and wife, Janet, of Germany; great-grandchildren Sara Nickerson and fianc , Chase Greer, of Denton, Christopher and Stephen Wallace of Gainesville and Christove Feliciano of Smithfield; brother Paul Lucas and wife, Patricia, of San Angelo; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Pallbearers were to be Mike Ramon, Gene Stocker, Gary Lucas, Charles Montgomery, Danny Lucas, Larry Buck, Phil Hancock, Mark Hancock, Christopher Wallace and Stephen Wallace.

Wester, Garland Bruce
1913-2010

Published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Funeral for Garland Bruce Wester, 96, of Chico is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the First Baptist Church of Chico with the Rev. Larry Potts officiating. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Wester died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Azle.Born Dec. 14, 1913, in Argo to J.H. and Lily (Owen) Wester, he was retired from South West Stone and Wester's Exxon Station in Chico. He married Clara Redwine March 20, 1937, in Chico and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Wester was a member of Disabled American Veterans and the First Baptist Church of Chico for 60 years. He hunted and fished.Wester was preceded in death by his wife; son Roland Wester; brother Arlin Wester; and sister Ema Coble.He is survived by daughter Peggy Smith and husband, Jimmie, of Azle; daughter-in-law Bobbie Wester of Hobbs, N.M.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the First Baptist Church of Chico. Pallbearers are to be Jim Smith, Landry Smith, Butch Coble, Byron Wester, Tim Samsill and Harold Denney.

Wey, Dolores Ann
1930-2010

Published Sunday, January 31, 2010
Dolores Ann Wey, 79, of Boyd was entombed Jan. 29 in the Chapel of Everlasting Memories, West Garden, at Western Reserve Memorial Park in Chesterland, Ohio.
Wey died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in Boyd. Born June 7, 1930, in Waukegan, Ill., to Fred William and Ann Florence (Fiscella) Gardner, she was a graduate of Lake Forrest High School, in Lake Forrest, Ill. Wey was a retired assistant physical therapist.She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Gardner. She is survived by a son, Michael Wey of Sunset; daughter, Linda Wey of Boyd; and lifelong companion, Joseph C. Berch of Boyd.

White, John V.
1951-2010
Published Sunday, July 18, 2010
Funeral for John V. White, 58, of Decatur was July 16 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Revs. Duane White and Kent Sparks officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
White died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in Decatur.Born Aug. 5, 1951, in Dallas to Francis L. White and Exma Kirby White, he married Linda Lee Abbott Dec. 17, 2007. He graduated in 1971 from DeSoto High School and was a member of Cross Timbers Community Church in Decatur. He was a livestock dealer.He was preceded in death by a brother, Kerry White.He is survived by his wife; daughters, Shawna Paddack and husband, Jim, and Tracey Austin-Ivy and husband, Brandon, all of Sanger; stepdaughter, Rhonda Fruendt and husband, Brian, of Corinth; stepson, Christopher Cox of Carrollton; brothers, Lloyd White of Grand Prairie and Donald White and wife, Linda, of Edinburg; sister, Joy D. Roberts and husband, Cotton, of Decatur; and grandchildren, Jarrett Stastny, Jacob Stastny, Rosston Austin, Casen Ivy, Zane Paddack, Chris Paddack and Cameron Fruendt.Pallbearers were Cotton Roberts, Doug Pounds, Mark Hurley, Cory Watson, Mike McNeil and Robert Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Fred Walker, Juan Torres, Dan Selz and Danny Singleton.The family requests donations be made to the John White Memorial Fund at any Denton Area Teachers Credit Union location.

Whitson, Suzanne Wharton
1946-2010

Published Sunday, November 7, 2010
Funeral for Suzanne Wharton Whitson, 64, of Azle, formerly of Bridgeport, was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Joey Vick officiating. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation was to be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Whitson died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in Decatur.Born Sept. 8, 1946, in Corsicana to Howard Henry Wharton and Blanche Stack Wharton, she was a nurse's aid. She fished and camped and was a member of Cuba Baptist Church.Whitson is survived by daughters Connie Stokes of Fort Worth and Debra Williamson of Dripping Springs; grandchild Lauren Newton and husband, Lee; great-grandchildren Brayden and Cloee; sister Linda Jones and husband, Greg, of Bridgeport; one niece and one nephew.

Wilde, Joseph Leroy
1932-2010

Published Sunday, May 16, 2010
Funeral for Joseph Leroy Wilde, 78, of Decatur was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, where he was a member, with Father Sojan George officiating. Interment was to be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Wilde died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Decatur.Born Jan. 6, 1932, in Rhineland to Charles and Annie Decker Wilde, he served in the Navy. He married Alice Jea Pennartz June 21, 1958, in Decatur. He was a retired welder. He was preceded in death by his wife Oct. 28, 2007; a sister, Charlene Thames; and a brother, Marvin Wilde.He is survived by his sons, Patrick Wilde and wife, Lynn, of Wylie, Richard Wilde of Glen Rose, David Wilde and wife, Michelle, of Lucas and Thomas Wilde and wife, Jan, of Hurst; daughters, Karen Briggs and husband, Jeff, of Dallas, Diane Bashaw and husband, Frank, of Garland and Valerie Tenhet and husband, Shane, of Denton. Also grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Gregory, Johnathan, Teddy, Timothy, Christopher, Alexander, Robyn, Kelli, Lauren, Rachel, Joshua, Jule and Zoe; great-grandchildren, Madison and Kadin; brothers, Dennis, Cecil, Melvin, Severin and John Wilde; sisters, Rose Ann Lajaunie and Betty Cooper; and nieces and nephews.Pallbearers were to be Michael Wilde, Nicholas Wilde, Gregory Wilde, Johnathan Wilde, Teddy Tran and Timothy Tran.

Wiley, Clint
1919-2010

Published Sunday, March 21, 2010
Funeral for Clint Wiley, 90, of Decatur was Friday, March 19, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rusty Hedges officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Wiley died Monday, March 15, 2010, in Decatur. Born Nov. 11, 1919, in Decatur to James Loyd and Tony Mae Wiley, he moved to Hockley County as a young child and worked on the family cotton farm. After graduation from Sundown High School, he moved to California and worked for Lockheed Corp. Wiley served in Italy with the Army during World War II and served with the Texas National Guard for 30 years, retiring as a federal civil servant.He was a member of the Decatur Fire Department, Lions Club and National Guard Association. Wiley was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, where he was an usher.During his retirement, Wiley took twice-annual trips to the Texas coast. He fished and drank coffee with friends. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma Wiley; sons, Mark Wiley and wife, Cathy, of Aledo and Bart Wiley of Decatur; daughter, Cheryl Lindsey and husband, Gary, of Dallas; brothers, Troyce Wiley and wife, Joanne, of California and Jim Wiley and wife, Sally, of Dallas; sister, Marvine Atkinson of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Memorials may be made to Wise Area Relief Mission, 300 N. Trinity, Decatur, TX 76234; or the First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Miller, Decatur, TX 76234.

Wiley, Freda Ruth
1929-2010

Published Sunday, June 20, 2010
Funeral for Freda Ruth Wiley, 81, of Chico was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Kenneth Wood officiating. Burial will be at Crafton Cemetery.
Wiley died Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born Jan. 15, 1929, in Grand Saline to D.C. and Middie Norris Sullivan, she married O.B. Wiley Sept. 13, 1951, in Decatur. She was a member of the New Hope Fellowship Church in Chico.She was preceded in death by her husband; and brothers, Bobby and Don Sullivan.She is survived by her daughter, Karen Jo Keller and husband, Jack Jr., of Chico; brother, Wayne Sullivan and wife, Billie, of Conroe; sister, Shirley Corbin and husband, Cecil, of Conroe; grandson, Jason Wade Smith of Irving; granddaughter, Jada Ayala and husband, Orlando; great-grandson, Wiley Ayala of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, JoAnn Manning of Chico; brother-in-law, L.E. Jones of Bowie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wille, Thomas Allan
1942-2010

Published Thursday, November 25, 2010
Memorial Mass for Thomas Allan Wille, 68, of Rhome is 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey, Ill. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. prior to mass.
Wille died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Rhome.Born Nov. 11, 1942, in Alton, Ill., to Blanche O. (Ealey) and Victor C. Wille, he married Sharold A. Leonard Nov. 16, 1963, in Alton. He earned an associate's degree in business management. Wille was a general manager for Smurfit-Stone and was named plant manager of the year in 1993. He was an Eagle Scout who fished and hunted and he served as a U.S. Navy corpsman from 1961-1965.Wille was preceded in death by brothers-in-law Ralph Marberry and Thomas W. Parker.He is survived by his wife; son Kirk C. Wille and wife, Tammi, of Oceanside, Calif.; daughters Kerri L. Nelson and husband, Todd, of Dallas, Georgia and Kristi J. Hays of Rhome; his mother; mother-in-law Isabelle Leonard of Culman, Ala.; brother Richard D. Wille and wife, Dianne, of Godfrey; sisters Patricia H. Fosko and husband, Dr. Scott W., of University City, Mo., Brenda E. Wille-Cope and husband, Maurice, of Parker, Colo., and Arlene K. Marberry, Barbara A. Parker, Mary L. Brand and husband, Harold, and Teresa M. Fuchs, all of Godfrey; brother-in-law Harold Leonard Jr. and wife, Leslie, of Houston; sister-in-law Marlene McCain and husband, Tom, of Culman; and grandchildren William Stromberg, Daniel Wille, Kyle Wille, Victoria Nelson, Gabrielle Nelson and Hunter Hays.Memorials may be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51, Ste. 400, Decatur, TX 76234.

Williams, Billy Ray
1935-2010

Published Thursday, December 2, 2010
Funeral for Billy Ray Williams, 75, of Boyd was Nov. 29 at Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Terry Terry officiating. Burial followed at Hog Branch Cemetery.
Williams died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Decatur.Born Nov. 13, 1935, in Decatur to Willie and Addie Belle (Scroggins) Williams, he was a dairy farmer and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.He is survived by brothers Bobby Williams and wife, Mandy, and Charles Williams, all of Boyd; nephews Ted Williams and wife, Melissa, of Boyd and Tim Williams and wife, Alicia, of Montgomery; and other relatives.Pallbearers were Chris Williams, Randy Williams and Aaron Williams.

Williams, George
1928-2010

Published Thursday, June 24, 2010
Funeral for George Williams, 82, of Springtown is at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at White's Funeral Home in Springtown with burial at Boyd Cemetery.
Williams died Sunday, June 20, 2010.Born May 16, 1928, in Keeter to James Robert and Estel Drennan Williams, he was a lifelong resident of Springtown. Williams retired from Lone Star Gas Co. after 30 years of service.He was preceded in death by his brother, Junior Williams; sisters, Gaynell Holden, Juanice Latham and Bobbie Sturdivant.He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Tennee Rae Williams; sons, Kenneth Williams and wife, Sherry, of Burleson and Jackie Bob Williams and wife, Mitzi, of Springtown; grandchildren, Michelle Moore, Kristy Noyola, Ashley Farris, Shae McDonald and Jason Williams; and seven great-grandchildren.

Williams, Michael Thomas
1943-2010
Published Thursday, March 4, 2010
Memorial service for Michael Thomas Williams, 67, of Sunset will be held at a later date.
Williams died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.Born Jan. 22, 1943, in Fort Worth to Bill and Edna Earl Thornton Williams, he served in the Navy. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanne Burdine.He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer, Megan and Amy Williams; sons, Matthew and Adam Williams; and nieces, a nephew and a brother-in-law.Memorials may be made to Fruitful and Multiply, P.O. Box 459, Palestine, TX 75802.

Williams, Preston Lawrence
1991-2010

Published Thursday, October 7, 2010
Memorial service for Preston Lawrence Williams, 19, of Boyd, was Oct. 5 at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville.
Williams died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, in Justin.He was born June 7, 1991, in Bedford to Jack and Richelle Williams.He was preceded in death by grandfathers Jack Williams and Richard Lawrence.Williams is survived by his parents; sisters Sara Williams and Brandi Williams Palmer; brother Brett Williams; grandmothers Opal Williams and Barbara Lawrence; and uncles Danny Williams, Brett Williams, Eric Lawrence and David Lawrence.Memorials may be made to Wise Area Relief Mission, 300 N. Trinity St., Decatur, TX, 76234.

Williams, Wingate 'Kay'
1939-2010

Published Sunday, September 19, 2010
Funeral for Wingate "Kay" Williams, 71, of Boyd was Friday at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment followed at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Williams died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born May 23, 1939, in Fort Worth, to Wingate and Mary Williams, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 40 years. He was a former Wise County constable and sheriff's deputy.He was employed as an A.S.A.P. investigator for the Denton County Sheriff's Department and served as a Denton County deputy constable.He was a chili cook who won numerous awards.He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Sue Payne.He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Williams; sons Wingate "Ken" Williams and wife, Linda, and Jim Williams and wife, Jessica; daughters Dee Dee Baker and husband, Ronnie, and Beth Fischer and husband, Stephen; stepsons Randy Lewis and Jeff Lewis; mother of his children, Linda Jo Hood; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two nephews; and one niece.

Williamson, Alfred Leonard
1932-2010
Published Sunday, October 31, 2010
Graveside service for Alfred Leonard Williamson, 78, of Burleson was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Slidell Cemetery.
Williamson died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in Burleson.Born Jan. 8, 1932, in Canada, he married Nelda Jo Cearley, formerly of Sunset, in 1986 in Fort Worth.He was preceded in death by his wife on April 7, 2008; and sister Melba Trotter.Williamson is survived by sons Blythe Williamson and wife, Tammy, Keven Williamson and Nevil Williamson, all of Burleson; daughter Bonnie Blakely and husband, Frank, of Montana; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Wilson, Thelma Mae
1925-2010
Published Sunday, June 6, 2010
Graveside service for Thelma Mae Wilson, 84, of Decatur was June 4 at Cottondale Cemetery with the Rev. David Wilson officiating.
Wilson died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Decatur. Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Wise County to David Daniel and Janie Campbell Read, she was a homemaker.Wilson was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Linda Sue Peel; and son, Danny Joe Peel.She is survived by her daughter, Kay Vaughan and husband, Rick, of Tennessee; and numerous grandchildren.

Winters, Harold Eugene
1934-2010
Published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Memorial service for Harold Eugene Winters, 76, of Bowie is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at White Family Funeral Home in Bowie with Larry Cox officiating.
Winters died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in Bowie.Born Feb. 24, 1934, in Vernon County, Mo., to Rex and Lizzie (Nichols) Winters, he was raised on the family farm there. He graduated from Walker High School in Walker, Mo., in 1952. Winters married Terry Stack Dec. 21, 1990, in Bowie. He was a regional sales manager for Sammons Trucking, covering a five-state region until his retirement with 25 years of service. Winters fished and visited family and friends.He is survived by his wife; children Christopher Winters and wife, Susan, of Belton, Mo., Yvonne Holmes of Carthage, Mo., Juanita Maus of Schell City, Mo., Dawn Winters of Independence, Kan., Betty Masching and husband, Jack, of Decatur, Glenda Terry and husband, Tommy, of Newport, Douglas Stack and wife, Kim, Loretta Johnston and Gail Allen, all of Bowie; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister Viola Pritchard of Phoenix; twin sister Barbara Duty and husband, Hoyt, of Camdenton, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church of Bowie.

Wood, James Joshua
1976-2010

Published Sunday, December 19, 2010
Funeral for James Joshua Wood, 34, of Decatur was Dec. 16 at Victory Family Church with the Revs. Paul Eckert and Allen Bates officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Wood died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Lake Worth.Born June 1, 1976, in Fort Worth to James Jr. and Shirley Wood, he was an automobile salesman. He married Jennifer Linzley Bowling Nov. 18, 2006, in Decatur and was a member of Victory Family Church and Teen/Life Challenge.Wood is survived by his wife; his parents; sister Janetta Wood; brother Raymond Wood and wife, Pam; four nieces; one nephew; one great-niece; and one great-nephew, all of Decatur.Pallbearers were Brad Boyd, Marshall Stevenson, Jerry McDuff, Tony Jackson, Tony Escamilla and Kevin Jewell.

Wood, Naomi Ruth
1937-2010
Published Sunday, July 25, 2010
Funeral for Naomi Ruth Wood, 73, of Springtown was July 23 in Weatherford. Burial followed at Springtown Cemetery.
Wood died Monday, July 19, 2010, in Denton.Born April 26, 1937, in Stidham, Okla., to Jewell Shirley and Ernest Balford Lowry, she married Gerald L. Wood Oct. 20, 1956. She was a published poet and artist. She participated in Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford as an actress and traveled with her sister. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Alvord.She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Hollie Ruth McCabe; and a sister, Violet Stancill.She is survived by children, Clayton Ernest Wood, Gerald Lyle Wood Jr. and wife, Carla, Penny Sue Wheelis and husband, Gaylynn, and Allen Lee Wood; siblings, Gene Raymond Lowry, Sue Yocum, William Roy Lowry, Jerry Dale Lowry and Fonda Lee Steiner; 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

Woodard, Bobby Joe 'Bob'
1927-2010

Published Sunday, April 18, 2010
Private service for Bobby Joe "Bob" Woodard, 82, of Bridgeport will be held at a later date.
Woodard died Monday, April 12, 2010, in Decatur.Born Oct. 5, 1927, in Elgin, Kan., to Milton Glenn and Velda Akin Woodard, he served in the Navy. Woodard was a retired mechanic and was a member of the Methodist church. He also bowled and fished. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Woodard, and daughter, Michelle Jolene Woodard.He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; sons, Charles "Chuck" Glenn, Randy Joe, Craig Allan and wife, Nancy, Kevin Ray and wife, Sharon Woodard; brother, Butch Woodard; sister, WaDonna King; grandchildren, Jason, Heather, Lori, Chad, Amber, Crystal, Eric, Amye, Kayla, Heath and Candice; and 10 great-grandchildren.Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Woodard, Charles
1927-2010

Published Thursday, April 29, 2010
Funeral for Charles Henry Woodard, 83, of Decatur was to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Woodard died Monday, April 26, 2010, in Decatur.Born March 28, 1927, in Corsicana to Abel Henry and Bessie Flora Brown Woodard, he graduated from Texas Weselyn University in Fort Worth with a master's degree in education. Woodard retired from the Birdville school district after 31 years of teaching. After retiring, he opened Charles' Antiques in Decatur and was in business for more than 30 years. Woodard was a deacon at Twin Oaks Assembly of God Church.He is survived by nieces, Edna Sanders of Dimmitt, and Jane McManus of Arlington; nephews, Luther Follis of Edgewood, Randy Follis of Aztec, N.M., and Joe Woodard of Fort Worth; great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.The family requests memorials be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51, Decatur, Texas 76234 or Twin Oaks Assembly of God, 300 Cates Street, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Wright, Clyde W.
1921-2010

Published Thursday, August 19, 2010
Funeral for Clyde W. Wright, 88, of Decatur was to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was to be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Wright died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, in Decatur.Born Oct. 19, 1921, in Clovis, N.M., to John and Eunice Strube Wright, he joined the United States Army in 1942 and served during World War II until 1946. He received a masters in pharmaceuticals from the University of Texas in Austin. Wright was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur and attended the Adult 7 Sunday school class. He was also a member of the Gideons, Kiwanis and Wise County Veteran Coffee Group.Wright was preceded in death by his wife, Hortense Wright, and sister Muriel Hinson.He is survived by his daughters, Sheri Pearson and husband, Dan, of Austin and Clyde'ette Gage and husband, Brent, of Decatur; grandchildren, Dane and Shea Pearson and Andrew, Eric and Addison Gage; the mother of his children, Doris Wright Bryant of Paris; and numerous nieces and a nephew.Pallbearers were to be Dane Pearson, Shea Pearson, Andrew Gage, Eric Gage, Brent Gage and Dan Pearson. Honorary pallbearers were to be Kenneth McKay, Ernie Roberts, A.C. Griffin, Stephen Wren and Jim Keen.

Yarbro, Raymond Riley
1942-2010
Published Thursday, August 5, 2010
A private service for Raymond Yarbro, 68, of Enid, Okla., and formerly of Bridgeport will be held at a later date.
Yarbro died Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Enid.Born June 17, 1942, in Lodi, Calif., to Wilford and Jewel (Gray) Yarbro, he was a truck driver. He married Marlene Spreier June 17, 1980, in Ardmore, Okla., and the couple moved to Enid in 2002.He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.He is survived by his wife; stepchildren, Terry Creek and Robert Creek; six grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Yarbro.

Yarbrough, Charles Kenneth
1931-2010

Published Thursday, May 20, 2010
Graveside service for Charles Kenneth Yarbrough, 78, of Boyd was Tuesday, May 18, at Aurora Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Born Dec. 12, 1931, in Haskell to Irby Frank and Rosa May (Rowden) Yarbrough, he served in the Air Force. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his son, Donald Yarbrough and wife, Tammy, of Rhome; grandchildren, Kenneth, Karyle, Katy, Raymond, Laura and Thomas; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, George Reynold; sister, Billy Faye Swafford of Arlington; and numerous other family members.

Yarbrough, Dylan Ryan
1991-2010

Published Thursday, October 7, 2010
Graveside service for Dylan Ryan Yarbrough, 19, of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Alexander officiating.
Yarbrough died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, in Denton County. Born May 13, 1991, in Fort Worth to Craig and Donna (Sparks) Yarbrough, he was a newspaper distributor for the Denton Record Chronicle. Yarbrough is survived by his father and wife, Bethany, of Denton; mother Donna Yarbrough-Bombonati and fiance, Michael, of Boyd; sisters Meranda Harmon and husband, Brian, of Boyd and Ariel Yarbrough of Denton; brother Keaton Sparks of Boyd; stepbrother Eli Thibodeaux of Denton; grandmother Jane Sparks of Boyd; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Yarbrough, Kenneth
1979-2010

Published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Funeral for Kenneth Yarbrough, 31, of Springtown was to be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home. Visitation was to be 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Yarbrough died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Springtown. Born Aug. 24, 1979, in Bowie to Zane and Lana (Thames) Yarbrough, he was a pipeline contractor. He married Donna Ashcroft May 5, 2008, in Weatherford. Yarbrough was a Baptist and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.He was preceded in death by his father.Yarbrough is survived by his wife; daughter Emmy Yarbrough; son Kaden Yarbrough; parents Derrell and Lana Pierce of Weatherford; grandparents George and Shirley Pierce of Borger and Eula Burton of Rhome; sisters Gena Castagnetta and husband, Nick, of Carrollton, Karyle Edgar and husband, Corby, of Poolville, Katie Wallace and husband, Brandon, of Weatherford; brothers Brian Pierce of Bonham and Derren Pierce of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

York, Rodney D.
1975-2010

Published Sunday, April 25, 2010
Graveside service for Rodney D. York, 35, of Euless and formerly of Decatur was April 22 at Moores Church Cemetery in Sheridan, Ark., with Wade Totty officiating.
York died Friday, April 15, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Jan. 1, 1975, in Bridgeport to Rosco York and Evelyn Hudson Dawson of Chico, he married Wendy Ellison Dec. 31, 2002. York was a truck driver, and he hunted, fished and spent time with his family. He was a Baptist. York was preceded in death by his brothers, Stevie York and Guenn Peyton.He is survived by his wife; son, Dylan Mueller York of Pensacola, Fla.; daughters, Shelby York and Madison York of Euless; stepsons, Spencer and Trent Frye of Rison, Ark.; mother of Chico; brothers, Larry York of Amarillo and Danny York of Lovelady; sister, Debbie Cole and husband, Jim, of Alvord; and brother-in-law, Clarence Heppe of Rochester, Wash.

Young, Curtis Roy 'Buck', Sr.
1920-2010

Published Sunday, September 12, 2010
Funeral for Curtis Roy "Buck" Young Sr., 90, of Decatur will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Van Gardner and Bill Hughes officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Young died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, in Decatur.Born Feb. 19, 1920, in Fletcher, Okla., to Omar and Ema Lona Walker Young, he was a residential and commercial contractor. Young was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.He was preceded in death by four children, Carl Young, Charisse Stevens, Sheila Moss and Linda Huggins.He is survived by sons, Curtis Roy Young Jr. of Saginaw and Dennis Ray Young of Blue Mound; daughters, Carolyn Tritt of Talking Rock, Ga., Terry DeBo of Saginaw and Kelly Bramlett of Decatur; brother Vern Lee "Curly" Young of Springtown; and 23 grandchildren.Pallbearers will be Clay Bramlett, Vance DeBo, Gordon Young, Troy Young, Colt Tritt and Shane Young.

Young, Curtis Roy, Jr.
1941-2010

Published Sunday, October 24, 2010
Funeral for Curtis Roy Young Jr., 69, of Decatur was Oct. 22 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Young died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born March 25, 1941, in Decatur to Curtis Roy "Buck" Young Sr. and Lena Marie New, he was a heavy equipment operator and served in the U.S. Air Force.He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Young; and sisters Linda Marie Huggins, Charisse Stevens and Sheila Joy Moss.Young is survived by his companion, Donna Jackson of Saginaw; brother Dennis "Dusty" Ray Young of Blue Mound; sisters Terry DeBo and husband, Vance, of Saginaw, Kelly Bramlett and husband, Clay, of Decatur and Carolynn Tritt of Georgia; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Zamaron, Francisco Daniel
1962-2010
Published Thursday, December 16, 2010
Graveside service for Francisco Daniel Zamarron, 48, of Decatur is 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Oaklawn Cemetery with Father Sojan George officiating.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.Zamarron died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in Bridgeport.Born April 2, 1962, in Monterey, Mexico, to Gilbert and Guadalupe Sepulveda Zamarron, he was an electrician. He married Anna Gomez in April 1982 in Bridgeport.He is survived by his wife; daughters Florecita Galarza and husband, Jose, and Priscilla Marie Zamarron, all of Decatur; son Daniel Zamarron Jr. of Decatur; grandchildren Adalia, Julian, Fabian, Damian, Amerie and Aubrey; brothers Antonio and Pablo Zamarron; sisters Maria Cruz and Gillermina, Rosa Maria, Ortencia and Irma Zamarron. Pallbearers are Daniel Zamarron, Omar Gomez, Josh Gomez, Mario Rodriguez, Steven Rodriguez and Homer Benavente.