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2011
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The following obituaries are in alphabetical order by last name (use the "searcher" on page http://www.wisecountytexas.info , or Edit/Find on this page to find other names in text):

Haley, Marvin ‘Gene’ | 1943-2010
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Haley_Marvin.jpgNo service is planned for Marvin “Gene” Haley, 67, of Boyd.
Haley died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Born Feb. 17, 1943, in Stephenville to Andrew and Vivian (Kendrick) Haley, he was a woodworker.
Haley is survived by his wife, Judy Haley; daughters Amanda Haley and Tami Gandy, both of Fort Worth; son Charles Haley of Boyd; granddaughters Ahja Alexander of Fort Worth, Stachia Splawn Conticelli of McLeod and Shelley Skaggs of Deleon; and three great-grandchildren.

Hall, Thomas Franklin | 1937-2011
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011
Hall_Thomas_2011.jpgGraveside service for Thomas Franklin Hall, 73, of Decatur was Jan. 10 at Fairview Cemetery. The Rev. Windell Splawn officiated.
Hall died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 8, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo., to George Franklin and Nellie Ruth (Smith) Hall, he retired from Union Pacific Railway as a railroad engineer after 40 years of service.
Hall is survived by his wife, Patsy Hall, of Decatur; son Thomas Franklin Hall Jr. of Decatur; daughters Pamela Sue Beck of Jacksonville, Fla., Kimberly Ann Coy of Coto de Caza, Calif., Misty Metzler of Flower Mound and Christy Howlett of Norfolk, Va.; brother Jerry Hall of Omaha, Neb.; sister Thersa Pinnell of Midlothian; and 14 grandchildren.

Hankins, Harold Dean, Sr. | 1940-2011
Published Sunday, June 12, 2011
Hankins HaroldMemorial service for Harold Dean Hankins Sr. 70, of Jacksboro is 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at North Richland Hills Baptist Church.
Hankins died June 6, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 23, 1940, in Fort Worth to Horace and Olene Hankins, he was a retired inspector for Lockheed and former police chief of Watauga, Boyd and Runaway Bay.
He was preceded in death by wife Billie Jean Hankins and his father.
He is survived by sons Harold Hankins Jr. and wife, Mona, of Boyd and USAF Capt. Terry Hankins and wife, Kerry, of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren Kyle, Jeffrey and Henry; mother of Saginaw; sister Patricia Buckingham; brothers David, Randy and Barry Hankins; and nieces and nephews.

Harden, Bill | 1940-2011
Published Sunday, August 21, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Harden-William.jpgMemorial service for Bill Harden, 70, of Rhome was to be 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland was to officiate.
Harden died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 18, 1940, in Elk City, Okla., to John William and Willie (Penn) Harden, he was a retired pipeline construction supervisor and served in the U.S. Army. Harden was deacon at the First Baptist Church of Alvord and volunteered at The Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation in Decatur.
He is survived by daughters Lisa Gayle Rivera and husband, Joe, of Denton, and Kimmie Schneider and husband, Dale, of Giddings; sons William Harden Jr. and wife, Melanie, of Corinth and Jerry Allen Harden and wife, Tess, of Denton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Gale Harden and wife, Phyllis, of Pampa; and a nephew.
Memorials may be made to The Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation, 201 E. Thompson, Decatur, TX 76234.

Harden, Robert Lewis, Jr. | 1957-2011
Published Sunday, August 14, 2011
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Harden died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in Boyd.
Born March 2, 1957, in Greenville, Miss., to Robert and Jean (Bailey) Harden, he was a master plumber and owner and operator of Orion Plumbing. He married Uraiwan Watthanasing Jan. 2, 1998, in Irving.
Harden is survived by his wife; daughter Jennifer Panida Harden of Boyd; his mother of Fort Worth; brothers Richard Harden and wife, Kim, of Clyde, Ohio, and James Harden of Fort Worth; sisters Regina Harden and Reagan Copeland and husband, Frank, all of Fort Worth; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Hartsell, Juanita | 1925-2011
Published Sunday, January 30, 2011
Hartsell_Juanita.jpgFuneral for Juanita Hartsell, 85, of Chico was Jan. 28 at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with Dana Coker officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3.
Hartsell died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 22, 1925, in Chico to H.P. and Estelle Faith, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a Meals on Wheels volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Hartsell.
Hartsell is survived by sons Danny Hartsell and wife, Darla, of Bridgeport, Lynn Hartsell and wife, Debby, of Lake Bridgeport and Tim Hartsell and wife, Dorthy, of Marshall; daughters Jane Cayce of Pampa, Deanna Wilson and husband, Ron, of Chico and Debbie Hand of Fort Worth; sister Louise Merritt of Chico; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews

Hatley, Kenneth Wayne | 1946-2011
Published Saturday, October 29, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Hatley-Wayne.jpgFuneral for Kenneth Wayne Hatley, 64, of Rhome is 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial will be at Garden of Memories in Sikeston, Mo.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Hatley died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 4, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Atlas and Maggie Louise (Hill) Hatley, he married Linda Kay Leek Nov. 16, 1979, in Paducah, Ky. Hatley served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a self-employed residential contrator and a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
Hatley is survived by his wife; daughter Crystal Jones of Mayfield, Ky.; brother Glenn Hatley and sister Sharon Carter, both of Sikeston, Mo.; and grandchildren Katie, Natalie, Anna and Nathaniel.
Memorials may be made to the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Public Affairs and Development Department, 2200 Santa Monica, CA 90404, (310) 315-6111, or to CaringBridge, Donation Process Center, P.O. Box 6032, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632, http://caringbridge.org.

Head, Carolyn Ann Brooks | 1946-2011
Published Thursday, January 27, 2011
Head_Carolyn.jpgFuneral for Carolyn Ann Brooks Head, 64, of Harrison, Ark., was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at First Baptist Church of Chico. The Rev. Larry Potts and John Durbin were to officiate. Burial was to be at Lone Star Cemetery.
Head died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Branson, Mo.
Born Sept. 22, 1946, in Decatur to Marshall and Annie (Newton) Brooks, she graduated valedictorian of Chico High School in 1965 and received her bachelor of science degree from Hardin Simmons University in 1969. She married Jerry Don Head in 1970 in Decatur, was a teacher and a member of the Faith Life Church in Branson.
Head is survived by her husband; daughters Jenny Limcher and husband, Peter, of Branson and Sarah Ferguson and husband, Nathanael, of Alexandria, Va.; sons Lesley Head and David Head, both of Harrison; grandchildren Daniel, Timothy, Anya, Victoria and Slava Limcher and Abigail Ferguson; her mother of Chico; sister Joyce Vermillion of Frisco; brothers Jerry Brooks and Phillip Brooks, both of Decatur, Dennis Brooks of Alvord and Tommy Brooks of Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were to be Jerry Brooks, Tommy Brooks, Adam Vermillion, Dennis Brooks, Phillip Brooks and Tom Head. Honorary pallbearers were to be Bobby Head and Ricky Head.

Head, Foy Ray | 1956-2011
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Memorial service for Foy Ray Head, 55, of Cleburne is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Head died Saturday, Oct.1, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born April 23, 1956, in Bowie to Burtice Head and Delores Curnutte, he was a caregiver. Head served in the U.S. Army and was an artist.
He is survived by his mother of Decatur; brother Dwayne Head of Joplin, Mo.; sister Kathey Griffeth and husband, Charles, of Decatur; nieces Kasie Maynard and husband, Waylon, and Paige Haynes and husband, James, all of Decatur, and Rachel Miranda and husband, Mike, of Joplin; nephews Monty Griffeth and Scotty Samples, both of Decatur; five great-nieces and great-nephews; and extended family.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Heard, Robert Charles | 1946-2011
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Funeral for Robert Charles Heard, 64, of Boyd is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Todd Blair officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the funeral home.
Heard died Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Boyd.
Born Dec. 11, 1946, to Arnold and Shirley (Burdick) Heard, in Athens, Texas, he married Lydia Roseanna Lack March 3, 1997, in Mineral Wells. Heard served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for TXI as a heavy equipment operator.
Heard was preceded in death by his parents and brother Johnny Heard.
He is survived by his wife; children A.J. Heard, Logan Heard, Keaton Scruggs, and Megan Scruggs, all of Boyd, Andrew Scruggs and Stephanie Heard, both of Bridgeport, Cheryl Gordon of Arlington and Robert Heard of Round Rock; six grandchildren; and other relatives.

Heard, Roy ‘Johnny’ | 1948-2011
Published Sunday, March 6, 2011
Heard Roy JohnFuneral for Roy “Johnny” Heard, 62, of Paradise was to be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Revs. Wayne West and Larry Potts officiating. Burial was to follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Heard died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 27, 1948, in Athens to Arnold and Shirley (Burdick) Heard, he was a sales manager at Hamilton Electronic and served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. He married Charlene Uselton June 14, 1994, in Watauga.
Heard is survived by his wife; daughter Denise Bashur of El Paso; stepdaughter Michelle Joiner of Paradise; brother Robert Heard and wife, Roseanna, of Boyd; granddaughters Deavine and Vivian; grandsons Travis and Timmy; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were to be Robby Brown, Pat Brown, Alfred Brown, David Perez, Paul Newman and Tommy Fitzgerald. Honorary pallbearers were to be Beaumont Brown, Timothy Stoker, Travis Stoker, Terry Pennecost and Joe Gililand.

Henninger, Edna Ruth | 1932-2011
Published Sunday, March 13, 2011
Henninger EdnaFuneral for Edna Ruth Henninger, 78, of Saginaw was to be 3:30 p.m Saturday, March 12, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Henninger died Thursday, March 10, 2011, in Aurora.
Born May 10, 1932, in Ringling, Okla., she was a hairdresser and at one time owned World of Curls by Edna Ruth.
Henninger is survived by sons James Edward Henninger, Charles Ray Henninger and Steven Wayne Henninger and wife, Melanie; sister Virginia Ann Williams; grandchildren Tracey, Christopher, Brandye and Shawna; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Henry, Glenn E. | 1931-2011
Published Thursday, February 3, 2011
Henry GlennGraveside service for Glenn E. Henry, 80, of Newark was to be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at New Hope Cemetery, south of Gainesville, with the Rev. Dan Hunt officiating.
Henry died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 9, 1931, in Washburn, Mo., to George and Freda (Morgan) Henry, he married June Morris Oct. 6, 1957, in Wichita, Kan.
He was preceded in death by brother Russell Henry and sister Pauline Banks.
Henry is survived by his wife; daughter Kathy Henry Landes of Newark; sons Michael Glenn Henry and wife, Polly, of Garfield, Ark., Jody Henry and wife, Trice, of Lindsay, and Terry Henry and fiance , Jana Jarvis, of Newark; grandchildren Tanner, Chris, Regina, Jeff, Preston, Doug, KayLeigh and Bradley; great-grandchildren Makenna, Jordan, Emily, Destiney, Tre, Makayla and Blayne; brothers Bill Henry and wife, Flonnie, of Exeter, Mo., Loren Henry and wife, Barbara, of Fairview, Mo., and Kenneth Henry and wife, June, of Billings, Mo.; and other relatives.

Hicks, Henry Thomas (H.T.), Jr. | 1928-2010
Published Sunday, January 2, 2011
Hicks_Henry.jpgFuneral for Henry Thomas (H.T.) Hicks Jr., 81, of Ardmore, Okla., was Dec. 30 at the First Baptist Church in Ardmore. Alton Fannin and the Rev. Bobby Roe officiated, and burial followed at Leon Cemetery in Leon, Okla.
The former Decatur resident died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Kenner, La.
Born Dec. 16, 1929, in Jimtown, Okla., to Henry T. (Boss) Hicks Sr. and Minnie Mae Whittington Hicks, he married Betty Louise Haymes on January 29, 1948. Hicks received a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and began teaching in Leon.
Hicks worked at General Dynamics in Fort Worth where he helped form a department specializing in manufacturing research and development. He received a master’s degree in school administration from Texas Christian University and moved to Decatur in 1960. Hicks moved his family to Ardmore in 1971 where he owned and operated C-PAC Computer Company. He was the superintendent of Carter County schools until retirement.
Hicks then operated a home business, Ardmore Hearing Aid Service, with his wife. He served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, a Royal Ambassador leader, Boy Scout leader, member of the Masonic Lodge, missionary to Africa and Chile and active in the Gideon Ministry.
Hicks was preceded in death by brothers Delbert Hicks and G.W. Hicks; and sister Loyce Rowe.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Laura Veith and husband, Jim, and Lana Burton and husband, Henry, all of Ardmore; son Steve Hicks and wife, Theresa, of Marietta, Okla.; daughter-in-law Debra Hicks of Burneyville; grandchildren Amber and David Cain, Mandy and John Marshall, Melody and Art Sisson, Rebecca and Cody Muller, Thomas J. Hicks, Laura and Brandon Cottrell, Lindsay and Justin Smith and Brandon Hicks.
Pallbearers were his grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation at 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 or the Gideons at P.O. Box 2182 Ardmore, OK 73402.

Hight, Robert Lee | 1946-2010
Published Sunday, January 2, 2011
Hight_Robert.jpgGraveside service for Robert Lee Hight, 64, of Chico was Dec. 31 at East Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Webster officiating.
Hight died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Bridgeport.
Born May 17, 1946, in Vernon to Norman and Juanita (Blake) Hight, he was an oilfield pumper for CD Roustabout. Hight was in the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War.
Hight was preceded in death by brother Norman R. Hight.
He is survived by sisters Carolyn Scheller and Cheryil Bellah, both of Chico; and nieces and nephews

Hilden, Marilyn Dean | 1950-2011
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Hilden died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born July 19, 1950, in San Antonio, she took care of plants and saw to the needs of others.
Hilden was preceded in death by husband Bill Hilden, mother Mavis Hill and brother Steve Hill.
She is survived by daughter Shannon Miller of Bridgeport; sisters Sharon Ross and Susan Kasseroler; and grandchildren Jessica McCoy and Brandon Miller.

Hill, Dorothy Dell | 1924-2011
Published Sunday, April 24, 2011
Hill DorothyMemorial for Dorothy Dell Hill, 87, of Plano, formerly of Decatur, is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with John Taylor and Roy Spore officiating.
Hill died Friday, April 15, 2011, in Plano.
Born Jan. 19, 1924, in Wise County to Sam and Emma (Dake) Cage, she married Charles Orion Hill May 3, 1941, in Alvord. Hill was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, Decatur Women’s Club and the Decatur Community Hospital auxiliary.
She is survived by daughter Judy Ferguson of Plano; and nieces Shirley Shady of Arlington and Barbara Lawrence of Orlando, Fla

Hill, Kenneth Warren | 1925-2010
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Hill_Kenneth_W.jpgFuneral for Kenneth Warren Hill, 85, of Euless was Jan. 4 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Hill died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in Denton.
Born Sept. 25, 1925, in Cranfills Gap to Cornelius Orian and Effie Byrle (Hall) Hill, he married Betty Jean Cates April 4, 1947, in the Oak Grove community near Decatur. Hill served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Euless. He was a technical writer for LTV/Vought for 24 years before retiring in 1991.
Hill is survived by daughters Kennye Beth Jarrett and husband, Mark, of Denton, and Kara Rumbaugh and husband, David, of Sabetha, Kan.; son Mark Hill and wife, Barbara, of Haltom City; brothers Wendoll Hill of Weatherford, Bill Hill of Clifton, L.C. Hill of Conroe, and Reginald Hill of Hurst; Marion Watson of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Hilliard, Margaret Pauline | 1920-2011
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Hilliard.jpgMemorial for Margaret Pauline Hilliard, 91, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport with the Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar officiating.
Hilliard died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born April 5, 1920, in Red River County to Zelma Fannie and William Howard Mabry, she married Rufus Key in 1940, and he died in 1960. She married Cecil Hilliard in 1975. Hilliard was a retired nurses aide.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; brothers Styles, Claude and Louie Mabry; and sister Star Gray.
Hilliard is survived by sons Harold Ray Key of Vernon and John “Sonny” Key of Bridgeport; daughter Carol Schumann and husband, Danny, of Bridgeport; daughter-in-law Teresa Key of Vernon; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister Gladys McGuire of Clarksville; and brother Howard Mabry Jr. of Dallas.

Hitchcock, Cynthia | 1952-2011
Published Sunday, May 1, 2011
Funeral for Cynthia Hitchcock Denton, 58, of Azle was April 29 at Cross Roads Baptist Church in Azle with the Rev. John Baker officiating.
Denton died Monday, April 25, 2011, in Azle.
Born Dec. 1, 1952, in Fort Worth to Ralph and Neoma Vernell (Willson) Hitchcock, she was a homemaker. After graduating from Azle High School, she married Jimmy Denton Feb. 26, 1971, in Azle and was a member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Denton was a former employee of CVS drug store in Azle.
She is survived by her husband; son Jamie Denton and wife, Norma, of Boyd; daughter Shannon Coomer and husband, Jason, of Smithville, N.C.; grandchildren Haydn, Emerson and Deklan Coomer and Terry Daniel Curtis; parents of Boyd; sister Cheryl York and husband, Mark, of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Clint York, Dee Mathes, Glenn Elliott, Ray Alford, Billy Edwards and Justin Phillips.

Hodgson, Patsy Lue | 1933-2011
Published Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Hodgson died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Weatherford.
Born Sept. 18, 1933, in Balsora to James and Ora (Sessions) Hodgson, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by brother James Hodgson and sister Alice Hodgson.
Hodgson is survived by niece Paullett Grimes of Weatherford, great-nephews and other relatives.

Hoffpauir, Charles Emanuel | 1943-2011
Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
A private memorial service for Charles Emanuel Hoffpauir, 68, of Alvord will be held at a later date.
Hoffpauir died Friday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Alvord.
Born June 16, 1943 in New Braunfels to Hugh Hirem and Melba (Comeaux) Hoffpauir, he was a contractor.
Hoffpauir was preceded in death by his brother, Herman Hoffpauir.
He is survived by son Corey Hoffpauir of Big Spring; sister Eva Lynn Kish of Austin; and nieces and nephews.

Holt, Jean Eaton | 1915-2011
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
Holt_Jean.jpgGraveside service for Jean Eaton Holt, 95, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Dean officiating.
Holt died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 11, 1915, in Comanche to D.F. and Fannie (Epperson) Eaton, she married Clyde Edward Holt June 25, 1943, in Marietta, Okla. Holt attended Texas Tech University and served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian church.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 28, 1995.
Holt is survived by her son, Clyde Edward Holt and wife, Penny, of Decatur; grandchildren Justin Edward Holt of Dallas and Logan Elizabeth Holt of Houston; and great-grandson Noah Edward Holt of Decatur.
Memorials may be made to Wise Area Relief Mission, 300 N. Trinity, Decatur, TX 76234.

Holt, Royce ‘Dean’ | 1944-2011
Published Sunday, August 21, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Holt-Royce-Dean.jpgFuneral for Royce “Dean” Holt, 66, of Boyd was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial to follow at Boyd Cemetery. Robert Dodson was to officiate.
Holt died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Denton.
Born Nov. 5, 1944, in Fort Worth, to James and Pansy (Taylor) Holt, he was a retired retail manager and a member of the Church of Christ. He camped, fished and spent time with his family, especially his grandson.
Holt is survived by daughter Donna Jean Hodgkins and husband, Glen, of Boyd; grandson Jered Paul Hodgkins of Boyd; and other relatives and friends.

Hooser, Hurley Dwayne ‘Nig’ | 1943-2011
Published Thursday, April 28, 2011
Funeral for Hurley Dwayne “Nig” Hooser, 67, of Cottondale was April 25 at Victory Family Church in Decatur. Graveside service was April 26 at Girard Cemetery in Girard. Both services were officiated by his nephew, John Hooser.
Hooser died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Cottondale.
Born Nov. 4, 1943, in Girard to Joseph and Vyda Bowden Hooser, he married Barbara Bryant Sept. 2, 1983. He owned and operated Hooser Refrigeration since 1990. Before his move to Wise County, he worked for El Paso Natural Gas and lived in West Texas and New Mexico.
Hooser was preceded in death by sisters Ludena Brooks and Alene Yett; brothers Guy “Tex” Hooser and Jack Hooser; and a grandson, Jacob Herrera.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Tami Talmage of Sherman, Danette Longhenry of Aubrey, Lisa Childress of Drummonds, Tenn., and Susie McGuire of Wink; sisters Mary Drennon of Hemphill and Ola “Tudy” Armstrong of White Settlement; brothers Travis Hooser and Dub Hooser, both of Alamogordo, N.M., P.E. “Bick” Hooser of Hereford and Arnett Hooser of Tucumcari, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Hopkins, Clarice | 1928-2011
Published Sunday, August 28, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Hopkins.jpgFuneral for Clarice Hopkins, 83, of Sunset was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church of Alvord. Burial was to be 2 p.m. at Bourland Cemetery in Keller.
Hopkins died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Sunset.
Born July 9, 1928, in Keller to Blunt and Beullah Crawford, she was secretary at First Baptist Church of Keller for 21 years. She was a longtime resident of Keller before moving to Sunset.
Hopkins was preceded in death by sisters Betty Agee and Maye Davis.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ed Hopkins; sons Joe Hopkins and wife, Shirlene, and Carl Hopkins and wife, Lea Ann; grandchildren Tori, Courtney and Clay Hopkins; and sister Faye Weatherbee.

Horn, Colby Lynn | 1978-2011
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Horn-pic.jpgFuneral for Colby Lynn Horn, 33, of Wizard Wells is 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial will follow at Eternal Oaks Cemetery in Runaway Bay.
Visitation is 1 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.
Horn died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
Born June 30, 1978, in Fort Worth, to Beverly (Price) Simpson and Ronny Horn, he was an oil-field derrick hand. He hunted, fished and hunted for arrowheads. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1996.
Horn is survived by daughters Kali Marie, Karlee Lynn, Kristin Marie and Katlyn Lynn Horn of Stephenville; parents Ronny Horn and wife, Debbie, of Jacksboro, Beverly “Sunshine” Simpson of Logansport, La., and Walter Simpson and wife, Renee, of West Monroe, La.; brothers Corey Horn, James Keith Simpson, Danny Simpson and Ronny Lee Simpson; stepbrother Steven Sims; sister Joy Widon; stepsister Lindsay Grubbs; and grandmother Billie Horn of Runaway Bay.

Hoskins, Gene Norton | 1929-2011
Published Sunday, April 17, 2011
Funeral for Gene Norton Hoskins, 81, of Mesquite, formerly of Decatur, will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 18, at First Baptist Church Sunnyvale.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale.
Hoskins died Friday, April 15, 2011.
Born Oct. 2, 1929, in Dallas to Jess and Thelma Hoskins he retired from the Dallas Police Department in 1980 after 28 years of service. He also worked as jail administrator and captain at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office.
Hoskins was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Mary; sister LaVern Mayerhoff; and son Donald Hoskins.
He is survived by children Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins and wife, Debbie, Michael G. Hoskins and wife, Karen, and Gina Johnson and husband, David, all of Forney, and Ken Hoskins of Mesquite; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

House, Lorene | 1921-2011
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Funeral for Lorene House, 89, of Sunset was June 27 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
House died Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Sunset.
Born Sept. 9, 1921, in Clegg to Dee and Sallie (Lane) Cooper, she was a member of Alliance Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
House was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, J.D. House; brother Dee Lane Cooper; and sisters Zelda Bates, Eddie May Cooper and Ellen Cooper.
She is survived by sons William House and wife, Linda, and Jimmy House; daughters Barbara Baker and husband, Vernon, and Brenda House; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister Betty Thrasher; brother Ernie Bates; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Houston, Carol Ann | 1942-2011
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Houston-Carol-newspaper.jpgFuneral for Carol Ann Houston, 68, of Park Springs was Sept. 24 at Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs with the Rev. Willie Joe Haak officiating. Burial followed at Cumby Cemetery.
Houston died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 16, 1942, in Corona, N.M., to Walter and Katie (Childress) Cape, she married Donald Houston June 9, 1960, in Lovington, N.M. She was a homemaker.
Houston is survived by her husband; daughters Donna Robinson and husband, Dennis, and Diane Weigart and husband, A.C.; sons Donnie Houston and fiancee Glenna Elmore, Darrell Houston and wife, Eva, David Houston and fiancee Brenda Anderson, Danny Houston and wife, Sharon, and Dale Houston and fiancee Rachel Pryor; sisters Vivian Lawrence and Mona Standard and husband, Lee Roy; brother Ron Cape; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Donnie Houston, Darrell Houston, David Houston, Danny Houston, Dale Houston and Paul Agnew.

Howard, Emily Ruth | 1925-2011
Published Thursday, June 16, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Howard-Emily.jpgGraveside service for Emily Ruth Howard, 85, of Decatur was June 14 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 with Charles Taylor officiating.
Howard died Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 15, 1925, in Taberg, N.Y., to Robert L. and Alice M. (Stace) Davis, she was a homemaker. She married Charles W. Howard Sr. in Rome, N.Y.
Howard is survived by sons Charles Howard Jr. of Decatur and Edward Howard and wife, Jocelynn, of the Philippines; daughters Karen Richey of Kilgore and Elizabeth Ann Howard of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Howard, Lela Truitt | 1923-2011
Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
Funeral for Lela Truitt Howard, 87, formerly of Greenwood, was June 13 at Birdville Baptist Church. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
Howard died Thursday, June 9, 2011, in North Richland Hills.
Born Dec. 20, 1923, in Greenwood to Joe and Anna Truitt, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Warren Howard; son Paul Howard and wife, Sharon; grandchildren Russell Howard and Nicole Irvin; great-grandchildren Kayla, Clayton and Carly; brother A.B. Truitt; and sisters Hazel Howard and Mary Jo Leake.
Memorials may be made to Season Hospice, 5237 N. Riverside Drive, Suite 220, Fort Worth, TX 76137.

Hronec, Paul M., Jr. | 1950-2011
Published Thursday, May 26, 2011
Hronec PaulMemorial for Paul M. Hronec Jr., 60, of Runaway Bay is 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, at St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
Hronec died Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 8, 1950, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Paul and Dorothea (Thomas) Hronec Sr., he served his country in the U.S. Army.
Hronec married Elizabeth Ann Harlan Dec. 22, 1990, in Sacramento, Calif. He retired from Met Life where he worked in sales, insurance and securities.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Analeigh Hronec of Runaway Bay; brother Mark Hronec of Runaway Bay; sister Suzanne Vickery and husband, Ellison, of Tennessee; and nephews and other family members.

Huber, Martha ‘Mottie’ | 1945-2011
Published Sunday, June 12, 2011
Huber Martha MottieFuneral for Martha “Mottie” Huber, 66, of Runaway Bay was June 9 at Whitestone Fellowship, Runaway Bay’s First Baptist Church, with Todd Blair officiating. Burial was at Eternal Oaks Cemetery.
Huber died Monday, June 6, 2011, in Runaway Bay.
Born Feb. 19, 1945, in Ryan, Okla., to Otho and Louise (Ryan) Morgan, she was a homemaker and a member of Whitestone Fellowship. She married Dennis Huber Jan. 21, 1983, in Bowie.
Huber was preceded in death by her husband Dec. 18, 2006; and brothers Otho Morgan and Carrell Morgan.
She is survived by daughters Connie Christine Huber of Runaway Bay and Alecia Carol Smith of Bridgeport; sons Ronnie William Huber of Oklahoma City and William Dennis Huber of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren Ronnie, Ashley, Crystal, Anthony, Haley, Tommy, Jared, Christine, Kaitlynn and Landon; brother Donald Morgan of Ryan; and other family members.
Pallbearers were William Brown, Matthew Smith, Rowdy Hopson, Ronnie Hopson, Rodney Huber and J.R. Hopson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1(800)227-2345 or http://www.cancer.org.

Hudson, James E. | 1941-2011
Published Saturday, October 22, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Hudson-James.jpgFuneral for James E. Hudson, 70, of Bridgeport, is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. David Rucker and Glen Thurman Harden officiating. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hudson died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born July 16, 1941, in Decatur to James and Louise (Sullins) Hudson, he married Mignon Henderson March 2, 1968, in Tulsa, Okla. Hudson served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed welder. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport and was a former Grand Master of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge.
Hudson was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Douglas Hudson.
He is survived by his wife; sons Kenny Hudson and wife, Katherine, and Doug Hudson and wife, Kailynn, all of Bridgeport and Alan E. Hudson of Wichita Falls; grandchildren Heather Hudson, Quinton Hudson, Brady Hudson, Kennedy Hudson, Klayton Canova, Dalton Hudson, Katie Hudson and Kristin Canova; sister Connie Holt and husband, Thurman, of Georgetown; nieces and nephews; and other family members.
Pallbearers are Heather Hudson, Quinton Hudson, Brady Hudson, Kennedy Hudson, Klayton Canova, Dalton Hudson, Katie Hudson and Kristin Canova. Honorary pallbearers are Okie Moreland, Tim Woods, Vernon Hardee, Jim Looney and Mike Richardson

Huebner, Anna Marie | 1968-2011
Published Sunday, January 16, 2011
Huebner_Anna_Marie.jpgGraveside service for Anna Marie Huebner, 42, of Bridgeport was Jan. 14 at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. James Lackey officiated.
Huebner died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Azle.
Born Jan. 11, 1968, in Valdosta, Ga., to Harold and Dean (York) Brown, she was a prison guard at the Lindsey State Jail in Jacksboro.
Huebner was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her son, Michaelin Brown and wife, Stacy, of Decatur; daughter Sara Borchardt and husband, Ferrel, of Decatur; granddaughter Ryleigh Brown of Decatur; grandsons Bryson, Braden and Braylin Borchardt; mother Dean Ann Hall of Azle; brother James Dean Brown of Bridgeport; sister Ruby Lynn Parish of Bridgeport; and nieces and nephews.

Huffstetler, Lola Mae | 1932-2011
Published Sunday, August 7, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Huffstetler.jpgFuneral for Lola Mae Huffstetler, 78, of Runaway Bay, was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Huffstetler died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011.
Born Oct. 17, 1932, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to John Henry and Minnie Bell (Allen) Maulding, Huffstetler entertained, watched movies and spent time outdoors. She was a retired bookkeeper and real estate agent.
Huffstetler is survived by husband, Earl Huffstetler; son Jeff Zonker; daughters Stacy Zonker, Teddi R. Zonker-Visser, Connie McPherson, Sharon Hess and Sandy Barrett; grandchildren Matthew Zonker, Leslie Zonker, Riley Zonker, Dirk Visser, Luke Visser, Kim Ballard, John Roland and Tommy Barrett; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers were to be Bill McPherson, Mathew Visser, Dirk Visser, Richard Adkins, Gary Bell and Bob Strole.

Huggins, Marion B. ‘Marti’ | 1958-2011
Published Thursday, May 26, 2011
Huggins MarionMemorial for Marion B. “Marti” Huggins, 52, of Bridgeport, is 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation is 1 p.m. before the service.
Huggins died Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 17, 1958, in Decatur to Betty Rich and Cecil Huggins, she read and watched drag racing. She also worked in a bakery and a flower shop.
She was preceded in death by her father and a nephew, Aaron Huggins.
She is survived by her mother of Bridgeport; brother Harley Huggins and wife, LaDonna, of San Marcos; niece Misty McCool and husband, Randell, of San Marcos; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Hughes, Zelma Mae | 1917-2011
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Hughes001.jpgGraveside service for Zelma Mae Hughes, 93, of Waco was Sept. 27 at Alvord City Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated.
Hughes died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Waco.
Born Nov. 13, 1917, in Wise County to Richard T. and Martha Smith, she married Al Hughes in 1971 and moved to Waco. She retired from Collins Radio and was a homemaker. She cooked, fished, bowled, traveled and spent time with her family.
Hughes was preceded in death by first husband Pete Covington and two brothers.
She is survived by her husband; children Nina Mason, Dee Belew, Kelly Covington, Kirby Covington and Carl Edwards; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Online guestbook is at http://gracegardensfh.com

Hunt, Billy Floyd | 1927-2011
Published Sunday, February 13, 2011
Hunt BillyFuneral for Billy Floyd Hunt, 83, of Boyd was Feb. 11 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with Paul Kuegele officiating. Burial was at Boyd Cemetery.
Hunt died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 21, 1927, in Boyd to Lee and Ethel (Boiles) Hunt, he retired as a security guard from Pinkerton Security. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 20 and the Fort Worth Treasure Hunters Club.
Hunt was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; and son Jackie.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Bluebonnet Chapter 20, P.O. Box 100235, Fort Worth, TX 76185.

Huskey, Joyce Laura | 1947-2011
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Huskey-Joyce0001.jpgFuneral for Joyce Laura Huskey, 63, of Newark was July 18 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial at the adjacent cemetery.
Huskey died Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 29, 1947, in Hope, Ark., to Lillian and William Erwin, she traveled, gardened and went trout fishing.
Huskey is survived by her husband, Jimmie F. Huskey; children Michelle McCoy, Kimberley Roe and husband, Glenn, Steven Evans and wife, Leslie, and Jerry Evans and wife, Shannon; grandchildren Joseph Roe, Matthew Roe, Emily Evans, Thomas Evans, Jackson Evans, Ransom McCoy and Mira McCoy; brothers James Erwin, William Erwin and Bo Erwin; sisters Betty Jo Evans and Carolyn Maddox; and nieces and nephews.

Huya, Melissa Gay | 1966-2011
Published Thursday, June 23, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Huya-pic.jpgFuneral for Melissa Gay Huya, 44, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with David Burrows officiating. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Huya died Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 30, 1966, in Guymon, Okla., to Tom Rawls and Luwana Winter, she was a teacher and coach for the Bridgeport school district. She played basketball, watched her children play sports and camped with her family. Huya was also a coach for the youth association and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by stepfather Phil Shaffer.
Huya is survived by husband Tim Huya; children Hanna Huya, Dalton Huya and Claire Huya; parents Luwana Shaffer and Tom Rawls; brother Tim Rawls; stepbrother Derek Rawls and wife, Katie; and stepsister Tina Baker and husband, Keith.

Idell, Dorothy Lucille | 1924-2011
Published Sunday, January 9, 2011
Idell_Dorothy.jpgGraveside service for Dorothy Lucille Idell, 86, of Rhome was Jan. 7 at Aurora Cemetery.
Idell died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 7, 1924, in Cove, Ark., to C.J. and Blanche (Saunders) Bell, she married George Alfred Idell in 1946 in Kenedy. She retired from Bell Helicopter as an accountant after 21 years of service and was a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
Idell was preceded in death by sisters Myrtle Martin and Flora Cavin; brothers Arthur, Dick and Raymond Bell; and one great-grandchild.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Linda McGee of Mammoth Springs, Ark.; sister Vivian Sharp of Joshua; brothers Charley Bell of Keene and J.C. Bell of Joshua; three grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Ingram, Nowlin D. Buz, Jr. | 1952-2011
Published Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ingram Nowlin DaleMemorial service for Nowlin D. “Buz” Ingram Jr., 58, of Aurora is Feb. 18, at DFW National Cemetery.
Ingram died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Aurora.
Born Feb. 27, 1952, in Robstown to Nowlin Sr. and Audrey (Clark) Ingram, he was a retired veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He married Jean Rostrom Dec. 31, 2005, in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Merlinda Anne Ingram of Dallas and Missy Bice Balusek and husband, Randy, of Waco; grandson Blake; sisters Cris Buhler of Flower Mound and Brenda Snider of Boerne; brother Robert Keith Ingram of Friendsville, Tenn.; aunts Gene Bowles and Mildred Pluehler; uncle Doc Clark; and nieces, nephews and other family members.
Memorials may be to Toys for Tots at http://www.toysfortots.org.

Inman, Phillip ‘Izzy’ Edward | 1988-2011
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Memorial service for Phillip “Izzy” Edward Inman, 23, of Bluett is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at The Movement Church in Haslet.
Inman died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born April 26, 1988, in San Antonio to Jeanine and James Inman, he graduated from Decatur High School and was a caregiver to his grandmother, Eleanor Fox. He was an organ donor.
Inman is survived by his mother, brothers Jon and Robert Inman and his grandmother, all of Bluett; his father and grandparents Horace and Paulette Inman, all of Missouri; and extended family in Massachusetts and Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the Haslet Volunteer Fire Department Support Group, 101 Main St., Haslet, TX 76052 or americaasthmafoundation.org.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.askmajor.com.

Inman, Ralph N.  | 1926-2011
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
Inman_Ralph.jpgFuneral for Ralph N. Inman, 84, of Fort Worth was to be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Randall Easter officiating. Burial was to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Inman died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 4, 1926, in Boyd to Willie and Cleo (Alexander) Inman, he was a retired insulator for E.L. Woods Insulation in Fort Worth. Inman was a veteran of World War II where he served with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 942, Scottish Rite and Moslah Temple.
Inman was preceded in death by a sister, Billie Sue Latham.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jo Inman; daughter Lisa Monzingo of Fort Worth; grandchildren Tristan Monzingo and Kelsi Monzingo, both of Keller, and Amber Thurow and husband, Dan, of Chicago; great-granddaughter Harper Jane Thurow; brothers Roy Inman and Robert Inman and wife, Margie, all of Boyd; sisters Velta McNutt of Fort Worth, Jackie Hudson of Tulsa, Okla., and Darlene Downe and husband, Arthur, of Decatur; as well as nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Tristan Monzingo, Daniel Thurow, Mickey Mocio, Jim Pierce, Robert Inman and Roy Inman.

Irvin, Nicole Lee | 1972-2011
Published Saturday, October 15, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Irvin-Nicole.jpgFuneral for Nicole Lee Irvin, 38, of Forestburg is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Forestburg Baptist Church with Bill Kimbley officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Irvin died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Forestburg.
She was born Dec. 1, 1972, in Fort Worth to Paul Warren and Sharon Ann (Metcalf) Howard.
Irvin is survived by daughter Kayla Lee Isbell of Chico; her parents of Forestburg; grandfather Warren Howard of Fort Worth; brother Russell Howard and wife, Rachel; and extended family.
Pallbearers are Kirk Robinson, Clay Howard, Matthew Ranger, Corban Twilley, Rick Birch and Brian Isbell.
Memorials may be made to The Legacy Brain Foundation, 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 690, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

Isbell, Jerry Lynn | 1955-2011
Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
IsbellFuneral for Jerry Lynn Isbell, 56, of Amarillo, formerly of Bridgeport, was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Scott Strother officiating. Burial was to follow at East Side Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Visitation was to be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Isbell died Friday, May 13, 2011, in Amarillo.
Born April 4, 1955, in Bridgeport to James Monroe and Sue (Hall) Isbell Bentley, he attended school in Bridgeport and graduated from Chico High School in 1973. He owned and operated a truck in Amarillo, fished, restored cars and trucks and rode motorcycles.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Isbell, and stepfather, J.D. Bentley.
Isbell is survived by his mother, Sue Bentley of Lake Bridgeport; companion Tammy Taylor of Amarillo; son Rowdy Hopson and wife, Carissa, of Bowie; daughter Dakota Isbell of Amarillo; brother Freddie Isbell and wife, Lynn; sisters Ruby Walton and husband, Donald, of Chico and Loranella Cooper and husband, Doug, of Boyd; and grandchildren Tristan Hopson and Lane Hopson, both of Bowie.

Isbell, Mary E. | 1925-2011
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011
Isbell_Mary.jpgFuneral for Mary E. Isbell, 85, of Decatur, is 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial following at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Isbell died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
Born May 5, 1925, in Fort Worth to E.W. and Naomi Boorman, she was a member of Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur.
Isbell was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Lee Isbell; brother Edgar Boorman; two sons; and three grandchildren.
She is survived by sons James Isbell and wife, Terri, Dan Isbell and wife, Connie, and David Isbell and wife, Cathy; daughters Sharan Ann Fagan and Talitha Hull and husband, Tommy; a niece; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Ivy, John Harold | 1936-2011
Published Thursday, May 26, 2011
Graveside service for John Harold Ivy, 75, of Alvord was May 23 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Ivy died Friday, May 20, 2011, in Decatur.
Born April 7, 1936, in Decatur to James Isaac and Alta Ellen (Gage) Ivy, he was an Army veteran who worked for 34 years as a pipeliner for Lone Star Gas. He was a member of Fundamental Baptist Church.
Ivy was preceded in death by daughter Cynthy Ann Ivy; brother James “Buddy” Ivy; and sister Minnie Fay Coleman.
He is survived by his brother, Richard Ivy of Decatur; sisters Jose Mae Buck of Leavenworth, Kan., and Ellen Ann Wright of Gilmer; and nephews and nieces.

Jackson, Eva Jo | 1933-2011
Published Sunday, June 5, 2011
Jackson Eva JoFuneral for Eva Jo Jackson, 78, of Decatur was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Gary Dietz officiating. Burial was to be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Jackson died Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 21, 1933, in Greenwood to Robert Elvin and Bessie (Urquhart) Moore, she was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur. She married Billy Ray Jackson May 31, 1952, in Forestburg.
Jackson was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Janice Lynn Bird and husband, Randy, of Longview; son Elvin Ray Jackson of Runaway Bay; grandchildren Brionne Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, Scarlet Bird and Amber Bird; great-granddaughter Brelynn Jackson; sisters Nadine Gage and Jenny Gordon; and brother Homer Moore.
Pallbearers were to be Gary Don Gage, Terry Harris, Robert Bost, Jim Kiker, Larry Dill and Charles Dill.

James, Tim | 1955-2011
Published Sunday, May 8, 2011
James TimFuneral for Tim James, 55, of Decatur was May 6 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Terry Brown officiating. Burial followed at Sand Hill Cemetery.
James died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 13, 1955, in Big Lake to Clifton and Janet (Goddard) James, he married Kimberly Hass Nov. 11, 2006, in Decatur. He owned Bridgeport Oilfield Services.
James was preceded in death by son Clifton Tanner James.
He is survived by his wife; mother of Comanche; sons Ryan James, Logan James and Nicholas Birmingham, all of Decatur; daughters Tobie Roundtree and husand, Tim, of Cedar Park, Kaycee Clark and husband, Charlie, of Midland, Ashley Johnson and husband, Chris, of Decatur and Sarah Good of Cisco; grandchildren Bradon, Brinlyn, Laynie, Payton, Avery, Emma and Caden; brothers Mike James of Round Rock and Steve James of El Paso; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gerald Byrd, Jim McCallister, Patrick Aderman, Adrian Vasquez, Cullen Ingram and J. D. Wilkerson.
Memorials be made to Ronald McDonald House, 1004 7th Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Jeffrey, Billy, Jr. | 1955-2011
Published Thursday, January 27, 2011
Jeffrey_Billy.jpgFuneral for Billy Jeffrey Jr., 55, of Decatur was Jan. 22 at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur with the Revs. Van Gardner and Bill Hughes officiating. Burial was in Center Valley Cemetery in Hamilton.
Jeffrey died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in Dallas.
Born Nov. 16, 1955, in El Paso to Billy Frank Sr. and Nelda (Johnson) Jeffrey, he married Donna Ivy Feb. 18, 1994, in Arlington. He was an associate and youth pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur since 2002. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Amanda Hadley and husband, Anthony, of Burleson; grandson Connor Hadley of Burleson; father of Arlington; sister Diana Stelver and husband, Wes, of Granbury; and a nephew.
Pallbearers were Danny Barnett, Steve Hunt, Doug Johnson, Darrin DeCross, Shane Smith and Rick Polk. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Ramey, Bobby Hughes, Evert Castelein and Jimmy Holloway.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Youth or Benevolence Fund, 600 S. Trinity, Decatur, TX 76234, or register to be a bone marrow donor in Billy’s name.

Jennings, Marvin | 1928-2010
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Jennings_Marvin.jpgFuneral for Marvin Jennings, 82, of Paradise was Jan. 3 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Jennings died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 24, 1928, in Winters to Oscar and Lillian Clara (Meadows) Jennings, he married Eula Frances Nall Jan. 14, 1950, in Dallas. Jennings served in the U.S. Army and was a retired assembly line worker for General Motors.
Jennings was preceded in death by brothers Clayton, Oliver, Clyde and Seigle; and sisters Juanita Jennings and Oma Lee Brady.
He is survived by his wife; sons Don Jennings of Paradise and Roger Jennings and wife, Susan, of Grapevine; granddaughter Amy Jennings of Grapevine; sisters Louise Bragg of Lewisville and Betsy Pannell of Aubrey; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Johns, Willie Faye | 1935-2011
Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
Willie Faye Johns picFuneral for Willie Faye Johns, 75, of Chico was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Jones Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Monty Tuttle of Central Fellowship Church and Kenneth Shirley were to officiate.
Johns died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Decatur.
Born July 19, 1935, in Chicota to Lenward Marvin and Willie Loyce Paris Ingram, she was a gardener and seamstress. She married J.C. Johns Jan. 17, 1953.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Deborah Faye Johns; sisters Ruby Jo Ingram, Lola Ramsey, Ida Robertson, Janie Medders and Winnie Whitson; and brothers Lenward Marvin Ingram Jr., Sam Ingram and James Carroll Ingram.
She is survived by daughter Loretta Kaye Harris and husband, D.L., of Chico; son Bradley Johns and wife, Elizabeth, of Chico; siblings Jack Ingram, Wayne Ingram and Beulah Kohorst, all of Paris; grandchildren Jennifer Beeman of Alvord, Donny Neal of Chico, Christi Clampitt and husband, Brian, of Alvord; Stacie McMahon and husband, Billy Jr., of Bowie; great-grandchildren Aundie Clampitt, Billy McMahon III, Abby Clampitt, Valerie Neal, Amanda Hall, Alyssa McMahon, Donny Neal Jr., Jaccob Neal and Amber Johns; and great-great-grandchild Lacey Marie.
Pallbearers were to be Donny Neal, Brian Clampitt, Billy McMahon Jr., Harley Holbert, Billy McMahon III and Donny Neal Jr.

Johnson, Maxine | 1920-2011
Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Johnson-Maxine.jpgFuneral for Maxine Johnson, 91, of Bridgeport was Sept. 11 at Jones Family Funeral Home. Graveside service was Sept. 12 at Westlawn Memorial Park in Borger.
Johnson died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born May 14, 1920, in Forest, Miss., to Alfred and Ida (Banks) Thames, she moved to Borger with her family as a child. She lived there until 2003 when she moved to Bridgeport.
Johnson was county clerk for eight years in Hutchinson County and was a legal secretary for 25 years in Borger. She was a member of several organizations, including Desk and Derrick, Business and Professional Women, Order of the Eastern Star, AARP and the Lake Meredith Yacht Club. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Borger.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Evans, killed in action in Okinawa, Japan, in World War II; second husband K.D. Johnson; infant son Jay Carlton Johnson; two brothers; and five sisters.
Johnson is survived by daughter Sharon Nichols and husband, Bill, of Bridgeport; son Kenney Johnson and wife, Katherine, of San Rafael, Calif.; sister Marie Roper of Los Angeles; grandsons Jay Strawn and wife, Kristin, of San Antonio and Blaine Strawn and wife, Margret, of New Orleans; great-grandchildren Ally, Kenny and Savannah; and extended family.

Johnson, Sandra Faye Mayo | 1965-2011
Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/johnson.jpgFuneral for Sandra Faye (Mayo) Johnson, 46, of Runaway Bay is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Pentecostal Temple of Jesus Christ in Fort Worth with the Rev. Ruby Helton officiating.
Johnson died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Decatur.
Johnson was born Aug. 30, 1965, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by son Kevin Scott Johnson of Runaway Bay; daughter Jennifer Jane Johnson of Fort Worth; brother Jessie Martinez of Runaway Bay; grandchild Kain Allen Sills of Fort Worth; and grandparent Josie Hathcock of Fort Worth.

Jones, Hollis W. | 1929-2011
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Jones-Hollis.jpgFuneral for Hollis W. Jones, 82, of Decatur, was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Revs. Gene Smith and Ken May were to officiate, and burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Jones died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Decatur.
Born July 18, 1929, in Choctaw, Okla., to John Waymon and Mandy (Pool) Jones, he married Sue Roberts Aug. 10, 1973, in Lubbock. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a businessman and entrepreneur.
Jones was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Holly Hodges and husband, Leon, of Keller, and Amanda Harvey and husband, Chad, Patti North and Penny Bowles and husband, Austin, all of Decatur; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Lyndon Harvey, J. K. Miller, Ben Hill, Darrell McCandless, Scott Siegmund, Harold Westermier, Kelley Tibbels, Juan Martinez and Terry Johnson.
Memorials may be made to Wise Area Relief Mission, 300 N. Trinity St., Decatur, TX, 76234.

Jones, Russell Alan | 1946-2011
Published Sunday, September 18, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Jones-Russell.jpgFuneral for Russell Alan Jones, 64, of Alvord was Sept. 16 at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches with burial at Old North Church Cemetery.
Jones died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 27, 1946, in Nacogdoches to George Alvin and Era (Allred) Jones, he married Glenda Kay Farris Oct. 9, 1997, in Chico. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1992 after 23 years and was a member of the Old North Church in Nacogdoches. He farmed and fished.
Jones is survived by his wife; sons Glen Alan Jones of North Richland Hills and Edward Alvin Jones of Rhome; stepdaughter Teona Maroney of Decatur; stepson Eddy Welker of Bridgeport; brothers Glenn Jones and Jerry Jones, both of Nacogdoches; sister Sue Evans of Nacogdoches; and stepsisters Betty Allen of Nacogdoches and Margie Phillips of Timpson.

Judge, Bertha Delores | 1923-2011
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
Graveside service for Bertha Delores Judge, 88, of Justin is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Fairview Cemetery in New Fairview with Billy Ray Isaac officiating. Visitation was to be 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Justin.
Judge died Monday, March 7, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 20, 1923, in Grapevine to Bertha and Luther Clounch, she was a caregiver at Denton State School and an employee of the Northwest school district.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Judge, in 1975; and sister-in-law Lena Rae Clounch.
Judge is survived by sons John E. Judge of Justin and Ricky Lynn Judge of McAlester, Okla.; brother L.C. Clounch of Mansfield; grandchildren Michael Kyle Smith, John L. Judge, Amelia Judge and Ginny Judge; great-grandchildren Hayden Smith and Dawson Smith; and nieces and nephews.

Karbiner, Kevin Karl | 1972-2011
Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
Memorial for Kevin Karl Karbiner, 38, of Bellevue is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Bowie.
Karbiner died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Clay County.
Born July 6, 1972, in Milwaukee City, Wis., to Henry and Mary Karbiner, he attended Oak Creek High School before moving to Bellevue in June 1989. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1991 and was a truck driver for Diamond Tank Rental of Paradise.
Karbiner rode four-wheelers and watched NASCAR racing.
He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, Loyd Budd.
Karbiner is survived by son Robert Loyd Karbiner; Robert’s mother Georgina Karbiner; his mother; sister Kennie Kae Karbiner; grandmother Lorena Tillberg; and nieces

Keller, Warren Dewayne | 1925-2011
Published Sunday, June 12, 2011
Keller WayneMemorial service for Warren Dewayne Keller, 86, of Shepherd is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Cleveland with the Rev. Harry Adams officiating. Burial is 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Keller died Monday, May 30, 2011, in Shepherd.
Born Feb. 23, 1925, in Stafford, Okla., to Emory Everett and Vera Mae (Keller) Ballew, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from August 1943 to February 1946 and was honorably discharged as a corporal.
Keller was a retired driller for Butler Drilling Co. and a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by brothers Jesse Edward Keller, Emory Elvin “Jack” Keller, Shelby Harclerode, Joe Harclerode, Dewayne Ballew and Richard Lynn Ballew; and sisters Maxine Bryan, Dixie Harclerode, Melba Jean (Ballew) McDow and Ramona Ballew.
Keller is survived by his wife, Helena; children Jesse Dewayne “J.D.” and Mona Keller of Dayton, Gregory Lynn and Carol Keller of Arlington and Janet Gaye (Keller) and Gary House of Soper, Okla.; brothers David L. Keller of Walnut Springs, Robert Ballew of Littleton, Colo., and Charles Ballew of Sulphur, Okla.; sisters Lou O’Dell of Alvord, Mary O’Dell of Bridgeport and Twila Ryan of Keller; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and their families.
Memorials may be made to a church of choice.

Kennedy, Weldon G. | 1913-2011
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
KennedyGraveside service for Weldon G. Kennedy, 97, of Bridgeport was March 21 at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Kennedy died Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 1, 1913, in Bridgeport to James and Linnie Albritton Kennedy, he was a retired heating and air conditioning technician.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Melba Kennedy; brother Bedford Kennedy; and sister Mildred Crouder.
Kennedy is survived by sons Lynn Kennedy and wife, Billie, and Kent Kennedy and wife, Beverly; daughters Kaye Coffman and Anne Janek; sister Joyce Bailey; grandchildren Daron Read, Kristol Rogers, Ginger Arthur, Leah McHorse, Heather Eden, Lindsey Blackhurst, Jacob Kennedy, Kevin Mundy, Brandon Kennedy and Kameron Kennedy; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

King, Leroy | 1920-2011
Published Sunday, September 25, 2011
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King died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in Chico.
Born Sept. 10, 1920, in Walters, Okla., to Hugh Lawrence and Nellie Gay King, he drove a truck hauling oil field equipment and later owned his own welding business. He lived most of his adult life in Wichita Falls and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. King visited regularly with his Chico neighbors and nearby family. He also watched old western movies and listened to classic country music.
King was preceded in death by brother James Lawrence King; and wife Mary Ella Scarborough King in 1965.
He is survived by daughter Barbara King McGuire of Houston; sister Berniece King Morris of Lamar, Colo.; granddaughters Miranda McGuire Owens of Phoenix and Amanda McGuire Jones of Bridgeport; and great-granddaughters Paula Jones, Rachel Jones and MaryElla Owens.
Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services, P.O. Box 140888, Austin, TX 78714-9981, http://pchas.org or 1-800-888-1904.

Kirkbride, Martha Frances | 1915-2011
Published Sunday, March 6, 2011
Kirkbride MarthaFuneral for Martha Frances Kirkbride, 95, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, at First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial is at Preskitt Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Kirkbride died Thursday, March 3, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 11, 1915, in Peoria to Ross and Maggie Lavesta (Bledsoe) Cargile, she retired from teaching after 25 years. Kirkbride graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1932 and earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s of education from North Texas University.
She married Robert L. Kirkbride Dec. 23, 1939, in Hillsboro and was married 65 years at his death Dec. 30, 2004.
Kirkbride was also preceded in death by sister Margaret Ann Melts and brother James Ross Cargile.
She is survived by sister Rowena Calhoun of San Antonio; niece Phyllis Millirons of Minnesota; nephews Danny Cargile of Abbott, Ricky Cargile of Hubbard and Ron Calhoun and wife, Mary, of Decatur.
Pallbearers are Charles Calvert, Rick Cooper, Dennis Dellis, Todd Hasty, Noel Ruddick and Gary Howard.

Kissell, John Fredrick | 1942-2011
Published Sunday, April 3, 2011
Funeral for John Fredrick Kissell, 68, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial is at 12:45 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Kissell died Thursday, March 31, 2011, in Decatur.
Born April 15, 1942, in Columbus, Ohio, to Carl Fredrick and Edith Isabell (Sanner) Kissell, he was a 1960 graduate of North High School and attended Ohio State University. Kissell served in Vietnam as an expert sharpshooter and earned a good conduct medal before he was honorably discharged in 1965. He worked for Ohio Bell until 1977 and for Southwestern Bell until his retirement in 2002.
Kissell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki Kissell of Decatur; daughters Kelli L. Smith and husband, Aaron, of Poolville and Sherri Kissell of Keller; and grandsons Major and Marshall Smith of Poolville.
Pallbearers will be the North Texas Honor Guard.

Knox, Iris Naomi | 1920-2011
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton.
Knox died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 12, 1920, in Colfax to George Alvin Reaves and Mary Evie McPhail Reaves, she married Robert Baker Knox April 20, 1974, in Rhome. She was a member of the Justin Church of Christ.
Knox was preceded in death by first husband Truman Adkins; sisters Rubye McDuff and Betty Felix; and brother Ralph Reaves.
She is survived by husband Robert; daughters Lynda Green and husband, Darrell, Billie Brasher and husband, Gerald, and DeAnne Hatfield and husband, Byron; grandchildren Doyle Green and wife, Penni, Judy Copp and husband, Kyle, Jim Green and wife, Staci, Jeff Green and wife, Missy, Scott Brasher and wife, Kami, Tony Brasher and wife, Christina, Jennifer Chase and husband, Jeff, and Jared Hatfield and wife, Julie; sister Margaret “Mim” Douglas and husband, Tony; sister-in-law Gwen Reaves; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren

Kongable, Bonnie Upshaw Lasater | 1938-2011
Published Saturday, October 8, 2011
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Kongable died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in Rhome.
Born March 22, 1938, in Blackburn, Okla., to Fred and Ruby (Rhodes) Upshaw, she graduated from Blackburn High School. Kongable married Calvin Alford Lasater in October 1957 and had three sons. She married J. Robert Kongable in February 1983 in Grapevine. They traveled to Europe and to Russian orphanages. She spent time with family and friends.
Kongable was a legal secretary and retired in 2000. She was a member of Aurora Baptist Church and was active in the church choir, AWANA and children’s summer camp. She went to many Bible study groups.
Kongable was preceded in death by her first husband; sons Robert and Larry Lasater; brothers Lewis, Arnie and Jimmie; and sisters Lily Joyce and Ruby Ann.
She is survived by her husband; son Calvin Ray Lasater and wife, Allison, of Colleyville; granddaughters Christina, Jessica and Ashley Lasater and Elizabeth Kongable; grandson Daniel Huffman and wife, Stephanie; great-granddaughters Kaden and Alana; great-grandson Dylan; stepson John Kongable and wife, Shari; brothers Ralph Upshaw and Frank Upshaw; sister Patsy Rush; and other family members.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Kratz, Henry Leroy | 1938-2011
Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
Private graveside service for Henry Leroy Kratz, 72, of Decatur was March 24 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with Rick Ross officiating.
Kratz died Monday, March 21, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 22, 1938, in Louisville, Ky., to Henry and Mary Dean (Smith) Kratz, he married Floradine Bishop March 14, 1965, in Dallas. He retired from the U.S. Post Office and was a member of Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society and Decatur Church of Christ.
Kratz is survived by his wife, Flora Kratz, of Decatur; sons Darrell Kratz of Midlothian and Barry Kratz of Mesquite; daughters Diana Mosley and Jacquelyn Kratz, both of Decatur; brothers Willie Kratz of Warner Robins, Ga., and Mike Kratz and David Kratz, both of Chelsea, Ala.; sisters Mary Louise Mitchell and Nettie Collom, both of Chelsea; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

Kulhanek, Frances Sargent Selph | 1926-2011
Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Frances Sargent Selph Kulhanek
Funeral for Frances Sargent Selph Kulhanek, 85, of Bridgeport, formerly of Megargel, was Dec. 13 at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport with David Burrows officiating. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Olney.
Kulhanek died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 19, 1926, near Electra to Millie (Grooms) and Roscoe Sargent, she graduated from Valley View High School in 1943. She married Billy V. Selph May 2, 1947, in Kamay. After he died Jan. 16, 1980, she married George A. Kulhanek of Megargel in 1986. She was a homemaker and joined the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport after moving there in March 2007 to be close to family.
Kulhanek was preceded in death by her second husband Dec. 16, 2006; sons Jonathan and Stephen Selph; granddaughter Lisa Clarke; stepson Randy Kulhanek; and brothers Weldon “Heavy” Sargent and Alvin Sargent and his wife, Belle.
She is survived by daughter Linda Clarke and husband, Pat, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Michael Clarke, Kelly Clarke Thomas and Mike Thomas; great-grandchildren Hunter and Michaela Clarke, Alex, Hayley and Mason McAnear, and Makinzee, Christina and Breanna Thomas; five stepchildren; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Lambert, Joan Toy | 1920-2011
Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
Lambert Joan ToyMemorial service for Joan Toy Lambert, 90, of Arlington is 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Grace Lutheran Church in Arlington. Burial is noon Saturday, March 19, at Burkburnett Cemetery in Burkburnett.
Lambert died Monday, March 7, 2011, in Arlington.
Born Dec. 27, 1920, in Minco, Okla., to Jesse and Mary Jones, she married Woodrow A. Lambert July 4, 1941. She attended East Central State University in Ada, Okla., and worked for many years in retail. Lambert traveled and played cards and dominoes.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982.
Lambert is survived by sons Jesse “Butch” Lambert and wife, Charlotte, and Thom Lambert and wife, Judy, of Decatur; daughters Mary Jo Cook and husband, Sidney, and Joyce Johnson; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Burkburnett building fund, the YWCA of Fort Worth and Tarrant County or the charity of your choice.

Lambert, Thomas Henry ‘T.H.’ | 1932-2011
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Lambert died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 12, 1932, in Decatur to Tom and Ida (Smith) Lambert, he was a retired truck driver. He married Dorothy Meador Dec. 20, 1952, in Decatur.
Lambert served in the U.S. Army and was a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Boyd.
He was preceded in death by brothers John Lambert and Gilbert Lambert; daughter Linda Lisby; son Mark Henry Lambert; and grandson Clay Lisby.
Lambert is survived by his wife; sons John Lambert and wife, Sheila, and Danny Lambert and wife, Susan, all of Boyd; grandchildren Jenniffer, J.C., Aaron, Derek, Adam, Shasta, J.R., Lavada and Thomas; great-grandchildren Emily, Zane, Sovay, Wyatt, Eli, Cason, Brooklynn, Jayden, Lexi, Noel, Mark, Ella and Addilynne; brothers Paul Lambert and William “PeeWee” Lambert, both of Boyd; sister Dorothy Mae Gray of Newark; daughter-in-law Betty Lambert of Boyd; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Aaron Lambert, Derek Lambert, Adam Lambert, J.R. Lambert, Thomas Lambert, J.C. Lambert, Stuart Ferguson and Terry Witherspoon.
Honorary pallbearers were to be Chuck Lambert, Jim Lambert, Tommy Lambert, David Lambert, Mike Lambert, Steve Lambert, Tim Lambert, Ricky Thornton and Mike Martin

Langston, Billie June | 1931-2011
Published Saturday, October 8, 2011
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Langston died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Denton.
She was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Fort Worth.
Langston is survived by her husband, Charles K. Langston; daughters Donna Yvonne Langston and Darrell Waters, Glenda Suzanne Ross and husband, Rick, and Sandra Kaye Bomar and husband, Dennis; sisters Wanda Kahler Rusher and Deborah Siefkas; and grandchildren Brandon, Corey, Tyke and Troy Bomar, Derek Hoover, Chris Wolfe, and Ricky and Paul Ross

LaPrade, Arthur Lee ‘Buck’ | 1930-2011
Published Sunday, February 6, 2011
LaPrade ArthurGraveside service for Arthur Lee “Buck” LaPrade, 80, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Highland Cemetery in Edgewood. Visitation was to be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
LaPrade died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 1, 1930, in Dallas to Clarence and Pebble LaPrade, he was a retired dairy farmer. He repaired old cars and raised cattle.
LaPrade was preceded in death by brother Ed LaPrade; and sisters Christine Lewellen and Betty Ruth Jones.
LaPrade is survived by his wife, Margie; daughters Margie Stanley and husband, Jackie, of Springtown and Pebble Brown and husband, Robert, of Paradise; sisters Cora Jane Lewellen of Fruitville and Freda Jordan and husband, Bobby; grandchildren Chris, Dani, Arik, Patrick and Leah; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lavender, Linda Kay | 1962-2011
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
Memorial service for Linda Kay Lavender, 48, of Boyd was to be held at a later date.
Lavender died Thursday, March 3, 2011, in Boyd.
Born Oct. 23, 1962, in Bridgeport to George and Lila (Anspaugh) Lavender, she was a teacher’s aide.
She is survived by sisters Elaine Bible of Boyd; nephew Gregory Hull of Robeson; and friends

Lawson, Catherine Angeline ‘Sister’ | 1906-2011
Published Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Catherine Angeline 'Sister' Lawson
Graveside service for Catherine Angeline “Sister” Lawson, 105, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lawson died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Decatur.
Born July 2, 1906, in Fort Worth to William J. and Leona (Beason) Kindred, she was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Lawson was preceded in death by husband Olmer Ray Lawson and son Lee Ray Lawson.
She is survived by grandsons David R. Lawson of Denton and Ray M. “Mac” Lawson of Dallas; and great-grandchildren McKinley Ann, Madelyne McFadden and Miles James Lawson, all of Dallas.

Layfield, Sibyl Eaves | 1919-2011
Published Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Sibyl Eaves Layfield
Memorial service for Sibyl Eaves Layfield, 92, of Rhome is 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Justin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Abbott, Buster Noah and Mel West officiating. Private burial will follow.
Visitation is 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Lucas Funeral Home in Justin.
Layfield died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Denton.
Born March 20, 1919, she was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and later Justin United Methodist Church. She served as a “Rosie the Riveter” in World War II, was a teacher’s aide at Justin Elementary School and was a caregiver.
Layfield was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John W. “Jack” Layfield.
She is survived by sister Kathy Denson and husband, Lee Roy, of Pearland; daughters Francette Carnahan and husband, David, of Houston and Paulette Layfield and husband, Raul Vargas, of New Fairview; and granddaughters Annalisa Layfield Vargas and Laurita Layfield Vargas.
Pallbearers are Annalisa Vargas, Laurita Vargas, Raul Vargas, David Carnahan, Dennis Ferguson, Marcos Valenzuela and Joe Max Wilson.
Memorials may be made to Care and Outreach Ministries at Justin United Methodist Church, 205 N. Jackson Ave., Justin, TX 76247.

Lee, Donald Alford | 1930-2011
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Lee died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in Keller.
Born July 11, 1930, in Albany, Ky., to Walter and Fannie (Meek) Lee, he joined the Air Force in 1946 at the age of 16 after getting his sister to alter his birth date in the family Bible. He served eight years and earned the rank of 2nd lieutenant.
Lee married Sylvia (Brownie) Lumsden Sept. 1, 1951, in Decatur. He worked in the printing industry for 60 years and was known as “The Old Man.” He met and talked to people, told jokes and stories on his back porch, hunted, fished and was a Texas Rangers fan.
He was preceded in death by brother Kenneth Lee.
Lee is survived by his wife; sons Stephen Lee and wife, Jeannine, and Nick Lee; daughters Megan Lee and Sheri Tull and husband, Donny; grandchildren Donny Tull III and wife, Michelle, Stefanie Spivey and husband, Kevin, Hollie Barris, Amie Forehand and husband, Scott, Christie Aubel and husband, Jason, and Joshua Tull; great-grandchildren Danny Tull IV, Alaina Spivey and Ashley and Darren Tull; and sisters Oleen Evans and Inez Poore.
Memorials may be made to the Wise Area Relief Mission at http://www.wiseareareliefmission.org or (940) 626-4676 or the Tarrant County Food Bank at http://www.tafb.org or (817) 332-9177.

Lee, Tracy Jay | 1952-2011
Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
No service is planned for Tracy Jay Lee, 58, of Conroe, formerly of Decatur. Lee was buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3 in Chico.
Lee died Saturday, March 26, 2011, in Conroe.
Born July 24, 1952, in Decatur to James Thomas Lee and Mary Wallace Spangler, he attended Decatur High School and served as military police in Vietnam. Lee was a singer and entertainer and recorded an album in Nashville. He played the lottery and visited flea markets.
Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Vona “Liz” Poole Lee; son James Allen Lee; and brother Jimmie Lee.
He is survived by son Timothy Kainer of Matthews, N.C.; stepsons Richard Anders and Larry Anders, both of Katy; daughters Rachael Richardson of Wichita Falls and Leslie Zaino of Hollywood, Fla.; grandchildren Brody Lee, Braxton Richardson, Elijah Zaino, Brianna Kainer, Tony Kainer and Makayla Kainer; and sister Bobette Smith of Decatur.

LeFors, Hazel Juanita ‘Nita’ | 1930-2011
Published Saturday, October 29, 2011
Funeral for Hazel Juanita “Nita” LeFors, 81, of Meridian, Miss., is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial to follow at Boyd Cemetery.
LeFors died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Meridian, Miss.
Born April 14, 1930, to Virgil and Julie (Hewitt) Green, she was a Texas native and married Bernie LeFors. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ and was a Red Cross water safety instructor.
LeFors was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Dunaway.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Gigi Williams and husband, John, of Brandon, Miss.; sons Alan LeFors of Tulsa, Okla., and David LeFors and wife, Carla, of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren Dustin LeFors and wife, Elizabeth, of Destin, Fla., Jacob Key of Mississippi and Jeremiah Williams of Brandon; step-grandchildren Ronald Ohnhaus and wife, Adrienne, and Laura Hubbell and husband, Hercules, all of Poulsbo, Wash.; four step-great-grandchildren; sister Genevia Cordova of Fort Garland, Colo.; brothers Harrell Green of Aurora and Darrell Green of Rhome; and other family members.
Memorials may be made to the Red Cross at (800) 733-2767 or at http://redcross.org

Leonard, Bobbie J., Sr. | 1932-2011
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Bobbie J. Leonard Sr.
Graveside service for Bobbie J. Leonard Sr., 79, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Decatur.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Leonard died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
Born Dec. 16, 1932, in Decatur to Augusta and Willie Leonard, he served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He retired from Bell Helicopter.
Leonard was preceded in death by a brother.
He is survived by wife Doris T. Leonard; sons Bobbie Leonard Jr., John H. Leonard, Douglas A. Leonard and Glen A. Leonard and wife, La Vonne; stepsons Brian L. Skates and wife, Donna, and A. Ben Skates and wife, Kim; granddaughter Karen Leonard; great-grandson Benjamin James Williams; sister Frances Hall; brother Joseph Leonard; and stepgrandchildren Andrew Skates, Matt Skates, Corrie Hood Howard and Melissa Hood

Leverett, Jessie Ray | 20111
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011
A private service was held for Jessie Ray Leverett, infant son of Kay Leverett of Chico.
Leverett was born and died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in Decatur.
He is survived by his mother; brother Jonathan Cole Leverett; grandmother Sandra Kay Leverett of Chico; great-grandparents Jerry and Martha Huff of Crafton; and great-great-grandparents Clemey Brewer of Chico and June Huff of Keller.

Levy, David Julian | 1930-2011
Published Saturday, December 17, 2011
Memorial service for David Julian Levy, 81, of Alvord will be held at a later date.
Levy died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 27, 1930, in Amarillo to Bert Wolfe and Datie (Farley) Levy, he married Sharon Lee Hayes Dec. 27, 1956. He was a retired doctor. Levy served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and received the Bronze Star.
He was preceded in death by his wife April 10, 2011.
Levy is survived by sons Steven Levy and wife, Shannon, of Spring, and Douglas Levy and wife, Terry, and Robert Levy and wife, Amy, all of Houston; six grandchildren; and sister-in-law Pat Dennis and husband, Wayne.

Levy, Sharon Lee | 1938-2011
Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
Memorial service for Sharon Lee Levy, 72, of Alvord will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.
Levy died Thursday, March 7, 2011, in Decatur.
Born April 27, 1938, in Houston to Vencel and Catherine (Palmer) Hayes, she married David Levy Dec. 27, 1956, in Amarillo. She participated in politics, showed her dogs, sewed and made crafts.
Levy is survived by her husband; sons Steven Levy and wife, Shannon, of Spring, Douglas Levy and wife, Terry, and Robert Levy and wife, Amy, all of Houston; sister Pat Dennis and husband, Wayne, of Alvord; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Lewis, Alfreida ‘Peas’ Guynes Jones | 1925-2011
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011
Graveside service for Alfreida J. “Peas” Guynes Jones Lewis, 86, of Hamshire was July 26 at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze.
Lewis died Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Winnie.
Born April 21, 1925, in Saratoga to John Middleton and Dora (Collins) Guynes, she attended school in Barbers Hill. Lewis sewed, cooked, gardened, arranged flowers and assisted her husband, Walter Lewis, when they traveled with Baptist Men Building For the Lord. They built in such places as Mexico, Belize and the U.S. for almost 15 years before moving into an assisted living facility three years ago.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom H. Jones; daughter Jane Jones Hatfield; sister Johnlyn Robishaw; and brothers Joe Harvey and Robert Guynes.
Lewis is survived by her husband Walter Lewis of Winnie; son Tom M. Jones and wife, Kathy, of Paradise; daughter Jean Jones Caruthers of Hamshire; grandchildren Johnlyn Lester of Waller, Lara Tippett of New Braunfels, Joseph “Buck” Caruthers of Liberty Hill and Amanda Willett of Orange; great-grandchildren Luke Lester, Darcy Caruthers, Alexander Caruthers, Brittany Willett, Scott Willett and Caleb Willett; sister Mollie Balla of Silsbee; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Old Hardin Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1464, Kountze, TX 77625, or The Arboretum of Winnie, c/o Activities Fund, 1215 Texas 124, Winnie, TX 77665.

Lewis, Butch | 1957-2011
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
Lewis Marlin ButchFuneral for Butch Lewis, 53, of Fort Worth was March 7 at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Revs. Jason Hilliard and Melvin Cole and Joe E. Pedigo, Terry Pruitt, Kevin Jones and Chris Funk spoke.
Lewis died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 2, 1957, in Fort Worth to Marlin and Ima Jean (Culwell) Lewis, he was a senior account leader in business development for Halliburton. Lewis was a member of the Masons, Tejas Vaqueros, Ranchers Ride, Wagon 7 Salt Grass Trail Ride Club, Ridglea Country Club, Champion 42 Player, the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Club and the Petroleum Club.
He was preceded in death by his nephew, Christopher Lee Campbell.
Lewis is survived by his companion, Carla Luttrell of Fort Worth; his mother of Paradise; sisters Jeanell Cole and husband, Paul, Jearene Hightower, Sheree Willmon and Brenda Rice, all of Bridgeport; nieces and nephews Mike Rawlings, Alicia James, Ash Willmon and Meg Hilliard; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers were Ronald Holley, Chris Funk, Kevin Jones, Noel Gilley, Marvin Read, Roger Gentry, Joe E. Pedigo, John Dabney, Toby Hicks, Ryan Wasaff, Tommy Thomas, Joe Van Matre, Kenneth Thompson, Bub Epley, Michael Dale Moyers and T.P.
Honorary pallbearers were Roy Hartsell, Don Gentry, Doug Younger, Bill Friedrich, Steve Watson, Joe Fidler, Butch Robison and the Maverick Class of 2001

Lewis, David Kelly | 1958-2011
Published Sunday, September 18, 2011
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Lewis died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Corpus Christi.
He was born June 11, 1958, in Decatur and was the son of Ted Lewis. He graduated from Utopia High School and attended Baylor University. In 1976, he and his father owned Wise Construction in Dallas, where he began his career as a construction superintendent. Lewis was a commercial contractor for restaurants, banks and schools.
He is survived by his parents; daughter Alana; grandsons J.P. and David; and great-granddaughter Jena.

Lightfoot, Sadie Lynne | 2011
Published Saturday, December 17, 2011
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Sadie Lynne Lightfoot
Graveside service for Sadie Lynne Lightfoot, five-month-old daughter of Michelle Lightfoot and Nathan Harper of Boyd, is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating.
Lightfoot was born June 21, 2011, in Bridgeport and died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by grandfather Christopher Talley.
Lightfoot is survived by her parents; brothers Tyler and Trenten Harper of Boyd; grandparents Kimberly Talley Lightfoot of Boyd, and Robert Lightfoot and Cathy Talley, both of Houston; and extended family.

Lightsey, Avice Marie | 1912-2011
Published Sunday, June 5, 2011
Lightsey Avice MarieFuneral for Avice Marie Lightsey, 98, of Decatur was June 2 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Charles Kilgore and David Burrow officiating. Burial was June 3 at Littlefield Memorial Cemetery in Littlefield.
Lightsey died Monday, May 30, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 19, 1912, in Hardeman County to Eugene and Donnie (Webb) Teague, she was a retired licensed vocational nurse. She married W.C. Lightsey in 1933 and had been married 43 years at his death Dec. 24, 1976.
Lightsey was also preceded in death by daughter Wynelle Morris.
She is survived by son Billy Van Lightsey and wife, Pat, of Keller; grandchildren Jovanne Kiser and husband, Cecil, of Paradise, Brenda Hladky and husband, Mark, of Flower Mound, Mike Morris of Orlando, Fla., and Bill Morris and wife, Maria, of Navarre, Fla.
Lightsey is also survived by great-grandchildren Joshua Anderson of Keller, Dalton, Micah and Benjamin Hladky of Flower Mound, Ian and David Morris of Navarre, Samantha Anderson of Denton and Chelsea Adams and husband, James, of Fort Worth; and great-great-granddaughter Lily Ann Adams of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were Joshua Anderson, Micah Hlaldky, Benjamin Hladky, James Adams, Michael Morris and Bill Morris.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1204 12th St., Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Lindsey, Jimmy Wayne | 1934-2011
Published Sunday, March 6, 2011
Funeral for Jimmy Wayne Lindsey, 76, of Bowie was March 4 at Ebenezer Pentecostal Church of God in Bowie with Kevin Mayfield officiating. Burial followed at Bellevue Cemetery.
Lindsey died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Bowie.
Born May 16, 1934, in Bowie to Oscar Altice and Bessie Velma (Givens) Lindsey, he graduated from Bowie High School in 1952. In the mid-1950s, he was stationed in Japan with the U.S. Army. Lindsey retired from Mitchell Energy in 1995 with 27 years of service and married Mary Boyd May 26, 1996, in Bowie. He camped with his family and friends, rode four-wheelers and hunted varmints.
Lindsey was preceded in death by his first wife of 38 years, Terry Gayle Lindsey; one sister; and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife; children Billy Wayne Lindsey and wife, Teresa, and Larry Edwin Lindsey and wife, Darlene, all of Bridgeport, Pamela Gayle Lindsey and Dale Litchfield, both of Bowie, Sue Trimmer and husband, Wayne, of Fort Worth, and Edward Boyd of Jacksboro; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters Wanda Sigman of Bowie, Joyce Green and husband, George, of Lake Worth and Janet Mitchell and husband, Tommy, of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bobby Russell, David Shepard, Scott Lewis, Tom Dooley, Gary Current and Stanley Mitchell

Lisby, Clay ‘ChooChoo’ | 1984-2011
Published Thursday, January 27, 2011
Lisby_Clay.jpgFuneral for Clay “Choo-Choo” Lisby, 26, of Boyd was Jan. 23 at the First Baptist Church of Boyd with the Revs. Mark Autry and Kevin Alexander officiating. Burial was at Boyd Cemetery.
Lisby died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 16, 1984, in San Benito to Harold and Linda (Lambert) Lisby, he was a heavy equipment operator for Hammer Construction Co. in Bridgeport. He was a Boyd High School graduate, a fireman for the Boyd Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the First Baptist Church of Boyd and the National Rifle Association.
He married Cassie Green Aug. 24, 2007.
Lisby was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents, Hershell and Bernice Lisby.
He is survived by his wife; son Jayden Tate Lisby of Boyd; father Harold Lisby and wife, Dana, of Boyd; sister Shasta Lisby and niece, Brooklyn, of Boyd; grandparents T.H. and Dorothy Lambert of Boyd; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Rusty Rice, Russell Peebles, Thomas Lambert, Mark Lambert, Aaron Lambert, Derek Lambert, Shane Smith, Clayton James, Adam Lambert and Dale Peebles. Honorary pallbearers were Andy Chapman, Casey Hill, Aaron Brickle, Casey Mauch and Tyler Mauch.

Little, Dan | 1955-2011
Published Sunday, July 3, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Little-Dan.jpgFuneral for Dan Little, 55, of Coronado, Calif., was June 23 in Bridgeport with burial in East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Little died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Spring after a brief illness.
Born Aug. 25, 1955, in Henrietta to Charley and Ruth (Ferrier) Little, he moved with his family at the age of 17 to California, where he graduated from Cal Poly State University. Little worked for Shell Oil Co. for 20 years before starting his own business in San Diego.
He recently returned to Texas to continue recovering from extensive injuries.
Little is survived by sons Jonathan Little and Jacob Little, both of Coronado; parents of Spring; sisters Charla Little of Bakersfield, Calif., Christy McNinch and husband, Andy, of Taft, Calif., and Robin Little of Tomball; brother Mark Little of Spring; former wife of 20 years, Jo-Ann Little; and aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

Local history often found on the obit page |
Published Sunday, September 4, 2011
Obituaries are perhaps the most important news we handle.
Obituaries alert residents that a friend, co-worker, neighbor or acquaintance has died.
They become even more important when the person is perhaps someone with whom we’ve lost touch, or has moved away.
We came across a case recently that demonstrated to us in stark terms the importance not only of publishing an obituary, but making sure it contains certain basic information.
The obituary appeared in a newspaper in a nearby town, and I recognized the face. What was most telling was the mug shot, which looked like dozens made in the Messenger newsroom in the 1980s. It was the fabric of the curtain in the background that clued me in.
But I could not immediately connect the face after 25 years. And the obituary, while likely what the family wanted, gave not one piece of information about this fellow – no survivors, no work experience, hobbies, interests, social or professional relationships.
Only the fact that a military service would be held gave a clue that he had served in the armed forces. And judging by his age, it was likely in World War II or perhaps Korea.
An Internet search revealed only three more copies of the same obituary, in the area where he was to be buried, a few hundred miles from here.
After asking around and getting no better clues, we turned to social media, and a post on Facebook came through.
Frank Wilson served as president of the First National Bank in Rhome around 1982 to ’84. I don’t know why his family did not send his obituary to the Messenger, nor what his connection was to the nearby community in which his obituary was published.
The lengthy piece that did appear in the paper, while a beautiful tribute to the man, told nothing of his life’s biographical accomplishments.
And that’s fine. That’s the family’s choice. In their grief, it’s likely they did not think about how some folks who were connected with his life more than 25 years ago might be interested in finding out more.
I’m sure they did not think about some future family member researching genealogy 50 or 100 years from now who might want to glean some information about their great-great-grandfather.
Perhaps that information is available from other sources.
I do know that those with whom I spoke do remember Frank fondly. Some would have attended the service had they known in time.
It was a telling and somewhat sad reminder that, while covering the day-to-day news is one very important aspect of what we do, serving as the publication of record for a community is perhaps as, if not more, important.
When you are born and die in a community like those in Wise County, you should be able to trace your life’s history through the pages of the local paper. From the birth announcement to honor rolls, graduation, marriage, birth of kids, professional and civic accomplishment and finally death, you get to leave such footprints in places like Alvord or Bridgeport, where you would not in perhaps Dallas or Fort Worth.
It is our connection to the community and something I hope we never lose.

Locklear, Linda | 1952-2011
Published Thursday, February 3, 2011
Locklear LindaFuneral for Linda Locklear, 58, of Alvord was to be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Howell-Doran Funeral Home in San Saba with the Rev. Sam Crosby officiating. Burial was to follow at San Saba Cemetery.
Locklear died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in Alvord.
Born June 3, 1952, in San Saba to Edgar and Rena Hubbert, she married Dale Locklear Feb. 1, 1980, in San Saba. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Locklear was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Hubbert; and a sister, Louise Brewer.
She is survived by her husband; son Scott Locklear of Alvord; daughter Ambra Locklear of Alvord; grandchildren Jordan Locklear, Jarett Locklear and Daidrian Locklear, all of Alvord; four stepdaughters; nine step grandchildren; sister Glenda Graves of Kerrville; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Lofton, Glenn Edward | 1983-2011
Published Sunday, February 20, 2011
Lofton GlennMemorial service for Glenn Edward Lofton, 27, of Springtown was Feb. 18 at Victory Family Church with Allen Bates officiating.
Lofton died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, in Springtown, from cancer.
Born May 17, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea, to Darrell Lofton and Huh IhnSook, he married Jessica Taylor Feb. 24, 2007, in Decatur. He was a member of Victory Family Church.
He is survived by his wife; sons Gavin Lofton and Jaron Howard; father, Darrell Lofton and wife, Darla, of Azle; mother, Huh IhnSook of Seoul; surrogate parents Craig and Kathy Ferrell of Oklahoma; sisters Alyssa Lofton and Lisa Ayers; brothers Craig Ferrell, Chris Ferrell, Mike Ferrell, Jeremy Ferrell and Chad Moon; grandmother Janice Lofton of Pennsylvania; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Logan, Billie Horn | 1928-2011
Published Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Billie Horn Logan
Funeral for Billie Horn Logan, 83, formerly of Boyd, is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington.
Logan died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Arlington.
Born Aug. 3, 1928, in Hubbard to Willie Burl and Blanch May Horn, she grew up in Boyd and was a cheerleader for Boyd High School before graduating and moving to Fort Worth. She worked as an office manager for Commercial Credit Corp. before marrying James “Bodey” Garland Logan Oct. 18, 1952. They were both members of Fielder Road Baptist Church and later of First Baptist Church in Arlington.
Logan was a homemaker, mother and a volunteer at school and church. Many of her children’s friends and her nieces and nephews saw her as a “second mother.”
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2008.
Logan is survived by daughter Jane Logan Arrington and husband, Jeff; sons Rick Logan and wife, Sharon, and Jeff Logan and wife, Tina; brothers Olan Horn, Burl Horn and wife, Johnnie, and Earl Horn; sisters Peggy Thom and husband, Roger, and Tricia Taylor and husband, Don; grandchildren Adam Logan Arrington, Amelia Lynn Arrington, James Jeffery Logan and Timothy Lloyd Logan; nieces and nephews; and extended family.

Logan, Randall Keith | 1979-2011
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Logan.jpgFuneral for Randall Keith Logan, 31, of Justin is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at First Baptist Church in Justin with burial to follow at Justin Cemetery.
Logan died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Justin.
Born Dec. 22, 1979, in Oklahoma City to Michael Keith Logan and Connie Lynn Stepp, he married Jessica Amy Webernick Oct. 13, 2007.
Logan was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Lyla Jean Logan; mother Connie Randolph and stepfather Bobby; brothers Brandon Logan and wife, Lauren, and Dalton Randolph; grandparents Jack and Thelma Stepp and Harry and Jherrie Logan; and other family members.

Long, Lavaga Renshaw | 1932-2011
Published Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Long died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 16, 1932, in Decatur to Kenny Wilkes and Thelma Stinger (Petty) Renshaw, she married Charles Ray Long Dec. 3, 1949, in Marietta, Okla. Long graduated from the University of Texas in 1954 with a bachelors of science degree. She retired as a fourth-grade teacher from Decatur ISD and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Long is survived by her husband; daughters Charlotte Williamson, Susanne Long Parker and husband, Randy, all of Decatur; son Charles Ray “Chuck” Long Jr. and partner, Tom Amirante, of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren Sarah Chirakadze, Stephen Parker, Ben Williamson, Patrick Parker and Jake Williamson; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Stephen Parker, Patrick Parker, Ben Williamson, Jake Williamson and Kevin Major.
Honorary pallbearers were Gene Blagg, J. E. Carson, Jerry Watson, Sam Renshaw, Allen Cocanougher, Alford Talley, Roy Eaton, Willard Howell, Bobby Boyd, Wayne Long, Bill Spain, Bobby Wilson, Glen Smith, Jimmy Henderson, Doyl Fred Jones and Sonny Burton.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, or to the First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Miller, Decatur, TX 76234.

Lovell, Peggy Faye | 1921-2011
Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Lovell died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 30, 1921, in Decatur to Robert and Sallye (Simmons) Taylor, she married Gordon Lynn Lovell July 2, 1941 in Lubbock. She was office manager for Lovell Plumbing Supply for 15 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Lovell is survived by her husband; sons Gary Lovell of Decatur and Donald Lovell of Larkspur, Colo.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Emmitt Agan, Gary Howard, Jerry Bethurum, Bobby Terrell, Jerry Dodd and Gary Willis. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Madrie, David Shores, Sam Blackwell, Bob Wadsworth and Kenneth McKay.

Lowrance, David Edward, Jr. | 1920-2011
Published Thursday, April 21, 2011
Lowance Jr David newspaperGraveside service for David Edward Lowrance Jr., 90, of Decatur was April 19 at Eternal Oaks Cemetery in Runaway Bay. Speaker was Charles Todd.
Lowrance died Saturday, April 16, 2011, in North Richland Hills.
Born June 23, 1920, in Arlington, Tenn., to David and Jessie (Seward) Lowrance, he married Norma Wellborn May 31, 1941, in Arlington. He was a retired warehouse manager for American Motors who served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II.
He is survived by his wife; sons Mike Lowrance of Decatur and David Lowrance of Bedford; grandson Alan Lowrance; sister Dorothy Nunnelee of Memphis, Tenn.; and other relatives.

Lozano, Ovidio | 1940-2011
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Ovidio Lozano
Funeral for Ovidio Lozano, 71, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Clay Travis officiating. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Lozano died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Denton.
Born March 17, 1940, in Realitos to Francisco and Sipriana (Rodriguez) Lozano, he married Francisca Lozano April 4, 1959, in Seminole. He was the owner of Lozano Trucking in Newark.
Lozano was preceded in death by daughter Mary Jane Lozano and brother Amadeo Lozano.
He is survived by his wife; sons Ovidio Lozano Jr. and wife, Lucinda, of Odessa, and Joe Frank Lozano and wife, Angela, of Decatur; daughter Linda Lozano and husband, Noe, of Newark; grandchildren Joe and wife, Kristi, of Boyd, Amanda and husband, Travis, of Boyd, Jessie and wife, Briana, of Rhome, and Brenda and Crystal, both of Odessa; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Reyes, Frank, Rudy, Victor and Roy; sisters Delmira, Vera, Sylvia and Jane; and other family members.
Pallbearers are Andy Puckett, Eric Esquivel, Kevin Buckhalter, Jay West, Andreas Bumair and Daniel Lopez.

Luster, Janice Ruth | 1946-2011
Published Saturday, October 8, 2011
Graveside service for Janice Ruth Luster, 65, of Boyd is 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2 in Keeter with the Rev. Dale Noska officiating.
Luster died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Corinth.
Born Sept. 9, 1946, in Omaha, Neb., to Floyd and Betsy (Mader) Hull, she was a homemaker. She married James Edward Luster May 15, 1969, in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Luster is survived by her husband; son James Edward Luster II of California; daughter Denice Marie Luster of Florida; grandchild Triston Luster; brothers Floyd Hull of North Carolina, Mark Hull of South Carolina and Harvey Hull of Nebraska; sisters Judy Floral of Washington and Peggy Hull of Nebraska; and other family members

Luttrell, O.D. ‘Wayne’ | 1941-2011
Published Sunday, May 8, 2011
Funeral for O.D. “Wayne” Luttrell, 69, of Byers, formerly of Decatur, was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Byers Assembly of God Church with the Revs. James Keenum and Jon Curry officiating. Burial was to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Byers.
Luttrell died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Byers.
Born Sept. 7, 1941, in Seymour to Orbra Fred and Jewel Abbie Luttrell, he served in the U.S. Army as a medic in the Korean War. He retired from Lockheed Martin after 35 years where he was a foreman and aircraft assembler. Luttrell was a member of Byers Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Luttrell; and a sister, Margie Baker.
He is survived by his wife; sons Orbra Dewayne Luttrell Jr. and John Luttrell, both of Alvarado and Michael Luttrell of Wichita Falls; daughters Patrica Horton and Melanie Burchard, both of Alvarado, Melissa Wherland and Meagan Bailey, both of Byers, and Laura Adams of Petrolia; brothers Kenneth Luttrell, Marvin Luttrell and Melvin Luttrell; sisters Jean Tucker and Juawanna Atkins; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Lutz, Matthew Thomas | 1981-2011
Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
Lutz MatthewFuneral for Matthew Thomas Lutz, 29, of Fort Worth was to be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial was to follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation was to be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. before the service.
Lutz died Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 20, 1981, in Fort Worth to Laurie and Thomas Lutz, he graduated from Decatur High School in 1999. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and attended aircraft maintenance training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls. He was last stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene.
Lutz was decorated from service in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He fished and rode motorcycles.
He is survived by his parents; children Aiden Matthew Lutz, Noah “Barry” Lutz and Lyric Elaine Lutz; brothers Ian David Lutz and Aaron Jay Lutz; sister Sarah Elizabeth Lutz; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lyons, William Neil | 1941-2010
Published Sunday, January 2, 2011
Private burial for William Neil Lyons, 69, of Fort Worth was Dec. 27 in Fort Worth.
Lyons died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 20, 1941, in Gainesville, he was a Baptist and a member of a cowboy church. Lyons retired from the United States Air Force and traveled.
He is survived by sons Willam Neil Lyons Jr. of Saginaw, Ray Lyons of Fredericksburg and Paul Lyons of Fort Worth; daughter Angie Lyons of Bridgeport; and five grandchildren.

Macias, Jesus | 1923-2011
Published Thursday, February 17, 2011
Mass of Christian burial for Jesus Macias, 87, of San Antonio was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father Balaji Boyalla and Deacon Mauricio Hernandez officiating. Burial was to follow at Mexican Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Macias died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in San Antonio.
Born Feb. 20, 1923, in Palau, Coahuila, Mexico, to Aurelia and Florencio Macias, he was a retired miner who also worked in warehousing.
He was preceded in death by sisters Amelia, Paula and Consuelo.
Macias is survived by his wife, Ofelia; son Armando; daughters Rosa Maria Correa, Juanita Macias, Hilda Macias and Elizabeth Macias; several stepchildren; sisters Adela and Francisca; and grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mackowski, Judith Leona, Rev. | 1937-2011
Published Sunday, May 15, 2011
Mackowski JudyNo service is scheduled for the Rev. Judith Leona Mackowski, 73, of Rhome.
Mackowski died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 13, 1937, to Frank and Florence (Nicholson) Pikiewicz in Erie, Pa., she was a retired reverend of Universal Life Church and nurse. She married Leeanne Mackowski Nov. 28, 1998, in Ventura, Ca.
Mackowski was preceded in death by son Jerrold Warthman.
She is survived by her wife; daughters Lenesa Anne Guyer of Waco, and Linda Miller and Clareen Laurie, both of Erie; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her mother of Cornelius, Ore.; sisters Maudeen Jordan of Cornelius and Bonnie Arevalo of Honolulu; and other family.

Maddux, James ‘Jake’ | 1952-2011
Published Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Maddux died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 3, 1952, in Bridgeport to Denver and Hazel (Loper) Maddux, he was a welder and served in the Army National Guard. He fished, watched football, camped and watched his children and grandchildren play sports.
Maddux was preceded in death by sister Amanda Poland.
He is survived by wife Kathy (Lees) Maddux of Alvord; sons Tommy Maddux and John Maddux and wife, Sharifa, all of Runaway Bay, and Billy Fitzgerald and wife, Charlotte, of Alvord; daughters Leslie Maddux and Sherri Brown and husband, Jeromy, of Chico; brother Elmer Maddux; sisters Lissa Lambert and husband, Ronnie, Donna Stone and Rhonda Mayes; grandchildren Shonda, Tyler, Megan, Aimie, Britni, Victoria, Dane, J.D., Miranda, Jadon, Kylee, Dakota, Bryant and Lakyn.

Mahler, Hazel Dunaway |
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Mahler_Hazel.jpgMemorial for Hazel Dunaway Mahler, 86, of Olney is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney with Derrell Marion officiating. Private burial was to be held at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur at a later date.
Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mahler died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Olney.
Born Nov. 11, 1924, in Decatur to Glenn Greer and Esther Bradford Dunaway, she was a homemaker, an employee of First National Bank of Olney and a teacher’s aide in the Olney Independent School District for 15 years. She married Thurman Mahler June 27, 1948, in Olney and was a member of the Assembly of God.
Mahler is survived by sons Mike Mahler and wife, Vickie, and Stan Mahler and wife, Charlotte, all of Olney; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2304 Midwestern Pkwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76308.

Maltsberger, Dixie | 1926-2011
Published Thursday, July 7, 2011
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Maltsberger died Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 21, 1926, in Seagraves to Bessie Rose and Allen D. Maltsberger, he was a mortician and funeral director for more than 50 years after graduating from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1949.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific as a Sonarman 2/C, and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur and Decatur Masonic Lodge.
Maltsberger is survived by his wife, Evelyn Maltsberger, of Decatur; son Dean Maltsberger and wife, Trace, of Odessa; daughters Lauri Akins and husband, Dave, of Palestine, and Alana Schooling and Carol Koerner and husband, Mark, all of Decatur; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and brother Dudley Maltsberger and wife, Wanda, of Lamesa

Manning, G.W., Jr. | 1932-2011
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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G.W. Manning Jr.
Funeral for G.W. Manning Jr., 79, of Boyd was Dec. 17 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Manning died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 17, 1932, in Dallas to Gilbert Warren Sr. and L.C. (Glover) Manning, he married Betty Nichols Sept. 23, 1950, in Wheatland. He was a truck driver, served in the National Guard and was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Manning was preceded in death by brothers Larry and Thomas Manning.
He is survived by his wife; children Valerie Denise Brown of Tyler, Jacki Ann Browning and husband, Nathan, of Seagoville, and Ronnie Wayne Manning and wife, Sherri, and Michael Manning and wife, Josee, all of Boyd; grandchildren Nicci, Tony, Ryan and Michelle; great-grandchildren Skylar, Brooke and Luke; brother Melvin Manning and wife, Bessie, of Durant, Okla.; and other family members.

Martinez, Herminia Carrasco | 1953-2011
Published Saturday, October 1, 2011
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Martinez died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Boyd.
Born Oct. 22, 1953, in San Antonio to Guadalupe and Emma (Cruz) Carrasco, she was a certified nursing assistant. She was a mother and grandmother.
Martinez was preceded in death by brother Edwardo Carrasco and sister Juanita Gonzales.
She is survived by daughter Crystal Martinez and husband, Alejandro, of Boyd; son Apolonio Paul Gonzalez Jr. and wife, Christina, of Krum; grandchildren Hailey, Emmanuel, Malachi and Evangelina; sisters Carmen Mora, Olivia Sanez, Geneve Alcorta, Placida Peggy Sheared and Grace Villabos; brothers Alfredo Carrasco, Robert Carrasco, Guadalupe Carrasco and Ezekiel Carrasco; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Apolonio Paul Gonzalez Jr., Alejandro Fuentes, Juan Fuentes, Juan Carlos Fuentes, Ricky Martinez and Sertunino Laredo.

Martinez, Linda Kay | 1951-2011
Published Sunday, June 19, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Linda-K-Martinez-1.jpgThere will be no service for Linda Kay Martinez, 59, of Krum.
She died Monday, May 16, 2011, in Krum.
Born Oct. 1, 1951, in Denton to Arthur and Wildon Eggleston, Martinez was a hair technician for 30 years who graduated from Denton High School. She traveled with her husband and spent time with her dogs, Sandals and Cole.
She is survived by her husband, Tony Martinez, who drives a Decatur route for UPS; sons Nevada and Garrett Martinez; brothers Bill, Joe, Perry and Danny Eggleston; and a grandchild, Devon Martinez.

Martinez, Mollie H. | 1924-2011
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Martinez-pic.jpgMass of Christian burial for Mollie H. Martinez, 86, of Bridgeport was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father Sojan George officiating. Burial was to follow at Mexican Cemetery.
Martinez died Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 9, 1924, in Madison, Kan., to Ray D. and Guadalupe (Rios) Hernandez, she graduated high school in Fort Scott, Kan., in 1943 and moved to Fort Worth. She married Arthur Martinez July 17, 1946, in Fort Worth and moved to Bridgeport.
Martinez was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband July 28, 2001, and a brother, Frank Hernandez.
Martinez is survived by children Virginia Burgin and husband, Don, Arthur Martinez Jr. and Julie Lamb, all of Bridgeport and Linda Martinez of Fort Worth; grandchildren Michael Burgin and wife, Nicole, of Broussard, La., Rachel Sims and husband, Terrell, of Sanger and John Lamb of Fort Worth; and great-granddaughter Shelby Burgin of Broussard.
She is also survived by sister Rose Garcia; brother Tino Hernandez and wife, Carmen; and brother-in-law Pete Martinez, all of Fort Worth; as well as aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Michael Burgin, Terrell Sims, Phillip Garcia Jr., Pete Martinez III, Steve Mercado and Charles Granado.

Marty, Christa Sue | 1939-2011
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Marty-Christa.jpgFuneral for Christa Sue Marty, 72, of Rhome was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church with Father Sojan George officiating. Private burial will follow.
Visitation was to be 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Marty died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Rhome.
Born Aug. 22, 1939, in Sulphur, Okla., to Raymond and Lois M. (Kissinger) Wallen, she married Roger Marty Aug. 27, 1960, in Orange, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church.
Marty is survived by her husband; daughter Theresa Marie Marty and Marj French of Roseville, Minn.; sons Mark Allen Marty and Annette of Concord, Calif., Timothy John Marty and Tabbie of Rhome, and Jeffrey Lee Marty and Donna of Rolla, N.D.; grandchildren Zach, Briana, Caitlin, Caycee, Nick, Meghann, Colter, Caleb, Grayson, Rachel and Cody; sister Joy Veal of Decatur; brother Paul Wallen of Camas, Wash., and nieces and nephews.

Matney, Jackie | 1936-2011
Published Sunday, August 7, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Matney-Jackie.jpgFuneral for Jackie Matney, 74, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Melvin Castleberry officiating. Burial is at Jonestown Cemetery.
Visitation is 1 p.m. before the funeral.
Matney died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 29, 1936, in Ada, Okla., to Jack and Pansy (Beetler) Clements, she was a retired nurse’s aide. She married Jimmy Ray Matney April 9, 1955, in Grand Prairie.
He preceded her in death in 2009.
Matney is survived by sons Randy M. Matney of Kerrville and Clyde G. Matney and wife, Toni, of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Beverly Millsap, Connie Mills, Shirley Castaneda and Susan Lancaster; brother Clifford Mills Jr.; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are David Brooks, Corky McDaniel, Coy McIlroy, Leif Payton, Chad McDaniel and Michael Kinsey.

May, Blanche Earline Bennett | 1920-2011
Published Sunday, February 6, 2011
May Blanch BennettFuneral for Blanche Earline Bennett May, 90, of Granbury, and formerly of Decatur, was Jan. 31 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Rick Ross officiated.
May died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Granbury.
Born April 3, 1920, in Pennington to Edgar Clifton and Rosalee (Hutson) Dominy, she married Horace Hudson Bennett July 4, 1942, in Marshall. They lived in Decatur for many years until he preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1986.
She was a longtime educator in the Decatur school district and a member of the Church of Christ. May was also a homemaker. She married Jack William May Oct. 14, 1992, in Granbury.
She was also preceded in death by her adopted brother, Phillip Marvin Hutson.
May is survived by her second husband; daughters Linda Karene Bennett of Florida and Sharon Lee Jean of Grapevine; son Michael Dominy Bennett of Lewisville; sister Martha Charlene Burkett of California; grandchildren Jeb Eric Callan of Austin and Brandon Bennett of California; and great-grandchild Phoebie Callan.
Pallbearers were Calvin Buchanan, Pat Collins, Ron Hess, Bob Hussey, Jerry Myers and H.L. Ross.

Mayhue, Jerry D. | 1931-2011
Published Sunday, July 31, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mayhue-Jerry.jpgNo service is scheduled for Jerry D. Mayhue, 80, of Boyd.
Mayhue died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 27, 1931, in Siloam Springs, Ark., to C.D. and Irene (Evans) Mayhue, he married Lila Ragsdale Nov. 21, 1952, in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a retired union electrician and was a member of IBEW Local 20 for more than 50 years.
He fished and hunted, spent time with family and friends, watched old westerns and told stories.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Zoe Ann Mayhue and Linda Lee Mayhue, both of Boyd; sons Jeffery Scott Mayhue and wife, Sheila, and Michael Shawn Mayhue, all of Boyd; brother John Tabor and wife, Dee, of League City; grandchildren Derek Mayhue, Terri Mayhue, Dustin Mayhue, Brittany Mayhue, Austin Bissonnette, Jude Bissonnette and Ana Mayhue; great-grandchildren Kaidyn, Kalyn, Sarah, DustiLynn, Noah and Chloe; and other family members.

McAdams, Glendor D. | 1924-2011
Published Sunday, September 4, 2011
Private memorial service for Glendor D. McAdams, 87, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
McAdams died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 27, 1924, in Quanah to Glendor and Orlenda (Gose) McAdams, he married Margaret Russell in 1945 in Decatur. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a fighter pilot in the 82nd Fighter Group and flew in Italy from 1944 to 1945. After retiring from the Air Force in 1950, he worked at Northrop Aircraft as a marketing specialist in South America.
McAdams was preceded in death by his wife; son Douglas Forrest McAdams; and sister Celeste McAdams.
He is survived by sons Jim McAdams and wife, Lillian, of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Michael McAdams and wife, Rocio, of Westin, Fla.; grandchildren Michael McAdams and wife, Mandy, Darien Ligrade, Daniel McAdams and wife, Eva, Carol McAdams and husband, Gerar, Cailin Apolskis and family, Ian McAdams and wife, Danelle, and Christian, Kevin, Lia, Michelle and Sean McAdams; great-grandchildren; sister Virginia Taylor; daughter-in-law Virginia McAdams; and nieces and nephews.

McAffee, James ‘Jim’ Hiram, Jr. | 1922-2011
Published Sunday, August 28, 2011
Memorial service for James “Jim” Hiram McAffee Jr., 89, of Ennis was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at The River Church in Decatur.
McAffee died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, in Decatur
Born April 3, 1922 in Sedan, Kan., to James and Eunice (Marlow) McAffee, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ennis.
McAffee was preceded in death by Bonnie Dutton, the mother of their three children.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah McAffee; children Pati Marcum of Runaway Bay, James H. McAfee III and wife, Bunny, of Bowie, and Jean Wyatt and husband, Danny, of Bridgeport; stepchildren Richard Dobecka and wife, Liz, of Garland and LaVonna Vasquez and husband, Mario Sr., of Ennis; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister; and extended family.
Memorials may be made to The River Church.

McCauley, Kelly Leon | 1938-2011
Published Sunday, May 15, 2011
Kelly McCouleyBWGraveside service for Kelly Leon McCauley, 72, of Decatur was to be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
McCauley died Friday, May 13, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 11, 1938, in Beaumont, to Helen Lee and J.C. McCauley, he was a construction contractor who contributed to the completion of Texas highways and Dallas Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Rone McCauley.
McCauley is survived by stepchildren Deborah Hilton of Decatur and Jack Moore of Fort Worth; five stepgrandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren.

McClanahan, Clifford Eugene | 1930-2011
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
A private service was held for Clifford Eugene McClanahan, 80, of Bridgeport. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
McClanahan died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Brutice and Josie Miller McClanahan, he was a retired contractor who served in the U.S. Army and the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Church of God.
McClanahan is survived by his wife, Lillie McClanahan; sons Clifford McClanahan Jr. and wife, Tina, of Decatur, Ill., Sam McClanahan of Bridgeport, Bruce McClanahan and wife, Deborah, of Bowie, Randy McClanahan and wife, Donna, of Fort Worth, and Chris McClanahan of Lewisville; daughters Jennie Hoffman and husband, Randy, of Slaton, and Donna Walker and husband, Joe, of Chico; 36 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

McConnell, Grace | 1951-2011
Published Thursday, August 4, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/McConnell.jpgMemorial for Grace McConnell, 59, of Runaway Bay is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro.
McConnell died Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Nov. 15, 1951, in Graham to Pete and Mickey Berman Hodges, she married Dale McConnell Dec. 10, 1971, in Jacksboro. She was vice president and branch manager of First National Bank of Runaway Bay and served on the Greater Runaway Bay Alliance, Lions Club and planning and zoning board.
McConnell is survived by her husband; children Tara McConnell and Ryan McConnell, both of Runaway Bay; her mother; and sister Sharon James.

McCord, James Edward, Jr. | 1969-2011
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/McCord-James.jpgPrivate funeral for James “Jimmy” Edward McCord Jr., 42, of Joplin, Mo., formerly of Decatur, was Oct. 28 at First United Methodist Church of Decatur with Burl Pedigo officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
McCord died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Joplin.
Born May 1, 1969, in Houston to James Edward and Priscilla Jane (Townes) McCord Sr., he graduated from Decatur High School in 1988. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marines and served during Operation Desert Storm. Upon his return home, he worked as an electrical contractor. He was a member of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 220 Union and the Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father.
McCord is survived by his mother, Priscilla Townes of Heidenheimer; daughter Dalton “Honey Bunny” Shackleford McCord of Vernon, N.Y.; brothers Eric McCord of Hawaii and Frank Butler of Oak Forest, Ill.; stepmother Heather Jonas of Alaska; grandfather Ben E. Townes Sr.; six aunts and an uncle.

McDaniel, W.B. | 1924-2011
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/McDaniel-WB.jpgNo service is planned for W.B. McDaniel, 87, of Alta Loma, Calif.
McDaniel died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Pomona, Calif.
He was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Monticello, Ark., to Robert Lee and Sleatie Shrilda Sanders McDaniel.
McDaniel was preceded in death by son Freddie Russell McDaniel; brothers David Allen, Benjamin McDaniel, Rander Sylvester “Buddie” McDaniel and Robert Lee McDaniel; and sister Harriett Virginia Hardy.
He is survived by sons Dub Wallace McDaniel and James L. McDaniel; daughters Ruth A. Cooper, Margie M. McDaniel and Beverly Carpenter; brother Luther Earl “Danny” McDaniel; grandchildren James McDaniel, Michael McDaniel, Lori McDaniel, Scott McDaniel, Chris McDaniel, LaDonna Cooper, Tammy Cooper, Paula Cooper, Garland Russell Cooper, Mimi McDaniel, Freddie Mae McDaniel, Margi McDaniel, Dusti Fishback, David Fishback and Paige Carpenter.
He is also survived by great-grandchildren Nicholas Jacovides, Anthony Jacovides, Michael Jacovides, Shaylee Green, Casey Fishback, Miranda Rust and Mason Cupp.

McGrath, George Nicholas, III | 1952-2011
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
Memorial service for George Nicholas McGrath III, 58, of Boyd, is Friday, Sept. 2, in Springfield, Ohio. Burial will be at Boyd Cemetery at a later date.
McGrath died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in Boyd.
Born Sept. 2, 1952, in Springfield, Ohio, to George Nicholas II and Norma (Wilson) McGrath, he was raised in Springfield and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Julana Earlene Lyons McGrath and brothers Kenneth Neil McGrath and Stephen K. Creachbaum.
He is survived by brothers Michael E. McGrath and wife, Janice, of Arizona, and Timothy E. McGrath, Charles Wilson, David Creachbaum and Roger Creachbaum, all of Ohio; sisters Kathleen K. McGrath, M. Erin Shook and husband, Rick, Nancy E. Daly and husband, Terry, Maureen E. White, Sherry McGrew, Judy Doughman and Susan Henry, all of Ohio, and Theresa E. Scardino and husband, Joe, of Texas; stepson Shane Higgins of Texas; and extended family.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association at (800) 548-8252 or http://www.lungusa.org/donate.

McKeever, James ‘Jim’ | 1942-2011
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/McKeever-pic.jpgMemorial service for James “Jim” McKeever, 68, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at The Father’s House in Decatur.
McKeever died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 15, 1942, in Washington, D.C., to John and Lucille (Crouse) McKeever, he grew up in West River, Md. He moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1961, where he later met and married Judith Joy Doyle. In 1968, the couple returned to West River and moved to Boyd in 1976.
He was a retired machinist and electrician and built custom homes in Wise County.
McKeever is survived by his wife; daughters Mary Taylor and husband, Dale, and Suzan McCraren and husband, Ronny; grandchildren Jared, Rachel and Leslie; sisters Carol Wisniewski and husband, Rick, Teri Foringer and husband, Jim, Althea McKeever and Lucy McKeever; and a brother, Leo McKeever.

McMullen, Inez Beeson Payne | 1918-2011
Published Sunday, July 3, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/McMullen.jpgFuneral for Inez Beeson Payne McMullen, 93, of Paradise is 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at First Baptist Church of Paradise with David Kelly officiating. Burial is at 3 p.m. at Restland Memorial Mausoleum in Dallas.
Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. before the service.
McMullen died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 24, 1918, in Bridgeport to Omar Jack Beeson and Velma Lindsey, she spent her first and last five years in Paradise. In between, she grew up in Graham, where she graduated from Graham High School in 1935. She attended North Texas State Teachers Normal College in Denton.
McMullen earned her teaching degree in 1955 and taught in Dallas and Richardson for 28 years.
She married Alfred H. Payne April 15, 1938, and they were married 55 years at the time of his death.
In 1960, they moved to Houston. She taught elementary school until retiring in 1983, and they attended Lazybrook Baptist Church.
Two years after his death, she married his Sunday school teacher, Darwin McMullen. He died five years later.
After his death, she returned to Paradise and joined First Baptist Church of Paradise.
McMullen was preceded in death by siblings Harold Morton, Vivian Morton Jones, Raymond Morton and Evelyn Morton House Swenson.
She is survived by children Jan Payne Pierce and Jon C. Payne and wife, Evelyn of Tyler; and grandchildren Edith Erin Pierce Webber and husband, Brian, of Paradise, Chad Edward Pierce and wife, Lori of Magnolia, Derek Daniel Pierce, Doreen Kay Laurie and husband, Larry, Raechel Inez Doherty of Redwood Valley, Calif., Charles Aaron Payne and wife, Melissa, of Huffman, Jon Jacob Payne of Oroville, Calif., and Nathan Strickland of Valencia, Calif.
McMullen is also survived by great-grandchildren Hudson, Matthew, Cody, Madison, Rylee, Justin, and Carlynn Laurie; and brothers Lloyd D. Morton of Plainview and James Morton of Slaton.
Memorials may be made to Lazybrook Baptist Church Building Fund in Houston or First Baptist Church Touching Eternity Fund in Paradise.

McNorton, Kyleigh Anne Marie | 2011
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/KyleighMcNorton.jpgGraveside service for Kyleigh Anne Marie McNorton, infant daughter of Terry and Tiffney McNorton of Springtown, is 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Springtown Cemetery.
Visitation is 10 a.m. Friday at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown.
McNorton died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
She was born Sept. 24, 2011, in Decatur.
McNorton is survived by her parents, sister Sharon KC Etheredge, brother Terry Lee McNorton Jr. and great-grandmother Quincy Wilson, all of Springtown; grandparents Randy and Jodi McNorton of Park Springs, Cheryl Budlong of Omaha, Neb., and Terry Lynn Wilson of Lewisburg, Pa.; great-grandparents Thomas and Carol McNorton of Lowell, Ind., and Bill and Bev Creese of Alvord; and extended family.

McWilliams, Aleah Grace | 2011
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
Graveside service for Aleah Grace McWilliams, infant daughter of Robyn McWilliams of Bridgeport, was Aug. 13 at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
McWilliams was born July 12, 2011, and died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her mother; sisters Lena and Cadie McWilliams, grandparents Reggie and Linda (Peanut) McWilliams and great-grandmother Lena McWilliams, all of Bridgeport; great-grandparents Freddie and Glenda Thompson of Chico; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mecaskey, Jimmy Robert | 1938-2011
Published Thursday, June 23, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Mecaskey-Jim.jpgGraveside service for Jimmy Robert Mecaskey, 73, of Granbury was June 21 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. A celebration of his life immediately followed the graveside service at Remarkable Healthcare in Fort Worth.
Mecaskey died Friday, June 17, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 24, 1938, in Decatur to Finis C. and Ina Mae Mecaskey, he grew up on a dairy farm before moving to Fort Worth and graduating from Polytechnic High School in 1956. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington after high school, then served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He married Lavonda Poole in 1958, and they were married 33 years until her death in 1991.
Mecaskey retired from Santa Fe Railroad in 1995 after more than 30 years as a locomotive engineer and air brake systems supervisor. With Santa Fe, he moved from Texas to Topeka, Kan., in 1975 and lived in Topeka for 20 years. He was also a 32nd-degree Master Mason.
Mecaskey married Nancy Kinser in 1993. They traveled together. He was a golfer, photographer, reader and cook of biscuits and gravy.
He was preceded in death by his first wife.
Mecaskey is survived by his second wife; son Scott Mecaskey of Topeka, Kan.; brothers Charles Mecaskey of Bedford and Jerry Mecaskey of Whitewright; stepchildren Annette Tate and husband, Joe, Paul Stumbo and wife, LouAnn, all of Fort Worth, and Laurie Beth McPike and husband, Jon, of Southlake; and 15 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made in his honor to Remarkable Healthcare, 6649 N. Riverside Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76137.

Mendez, Juan Pedro | 1968-2011
Published Sunday, May 29, 2011
Mass of Christian burial for Juan Pedro Mendez, 43, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur with Father Sojan George officiating. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery. Rosary is 6 p.m. Monday, followed by visitation 7 to 8 p.m. at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Mendez died Friday, May 27, 2011, in Decatur.
Born March 30, 1968, in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico, to Pedro Mendez Sandate and Maria Dominguez, he was a truck driver and a member of the Catholic church. He married Manuela Flores Aug. 20, 1995, in Decatur.
Mendez is survived by his wife; daughters Gaby Mendez and Lupe Mendez, both of Decatur; brothers Pablo Mendez of Fort Worth, and Carlos Mendez and Cesar Mendez, both of Decatur; and sisters Maggie Lira and Elba Mendez, both of Decatur.
Pallbearers are Juan Flores, Pablo Mendez, Carlos Mendez, Cesar Mendez, Jesus Lira and Victor Ortiz.

Merrell, Doris Ann Clay | 1948-2011
Published Sunday, June 5, 2011
Merrell DorisFuneral for Doris Ann Clay Merrell, 62, of Boyd was to be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. J.H. Roper officiating. Burial was to be at Boyd Cemetery.
Merrell died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Boyd.
Born Aug. 16, 1948, in Bastrop to James and Stella (Henderson) Clay, she was a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier. She married Sam Merrell Nov. 10, 1972, in Fort Worth. Merrell traveled, went bowling and attended car shows with her husband.
She is survived by her husband; daughters Tina Jameson and fianc , Thomas Elliott, of Venus, and Julie Young and husband, Curtis, of North Richland Hills; sons Ken “Bubba” Jameson and wife, Rachel, of Rhome and Sam Merrell and wife, Ashley, of North Richland Hills; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; twin sister Dixie Lee Steele of Fort Worth; and brother James Clay of Sunset.
Pallbearers were to be Stephen Batterton, Danny Merrell, Randall Merrell, Darrell Merrell, Thomas Elliott and Ryan Thompson.

Meyers, Howard Frederick, Jr. | 1924-2011
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Meyers-H.-pic.jpgMemorial for Howard Frederick Meyers Jr., 87, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport with the Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar officiating. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Meyers died Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Feb. 5, 1924, in St. Marys, Ohio, to Hope Smith Meyers and Howard Frederick Meyers Sr., he graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. He was in ROTC for three years and was a captain when he graduated. Meyers attended Texas A&M briefly before enlisting in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of the 1st Marine Division.
After being discharged from the Marines, he attended Southern Methodist University where he met Martha Mott. They were married Dec. 20, 1947. Meyers worked for Chevrolet Motor Co. From Dallas, the newlyweds were transferred to Abilene, then Olney and finally Bridgeport. He opened a Chevrolet dealership in Bridgeport in 1952. In 1966, he sold the dealership and bought an insurance agency in Chico. Meyers eventually moved the agency to Bridgeport and joined Olney Savings as a vice president. He retired in 1990.
Meyers was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He served on Bridgeport City Council and Bridgeport School Board. He was also president of the Bridgeport Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce and was the recipient of the 1983 Bridgeport Citizen of the Year Award.
Meyers was preceded in death by his wife and a brother.
He is survived by daughters, Cathy Blum, and husband, Tommy, and Susie Norton, and husband, Chris; sons Fred, and wife, Cindy, and Jimmy, and wife, Janis; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport.

Middleton, Garland Ray | 1940-2011
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Service for Garland Ray Middleton, 71, of Decatur was Nov. 15 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating.
Middleton died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Plano.
Born Jan. 23, 1940, in Indian Creek to Raymond Thomas and Anita Iona (McDearmon) Middleton, he married Adera Francene Pentecost May 12, 1972. He was a rancher and a member of First Baptist Church.
Middleton was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife; children Debi Leaks and husband, Randy, of Abernathy, Derick Middleton of Brownwood, Dawna Middleton of Springtown, Mo., Drue Middleton of Denton and Dustin Middleton of Decatur; grandchildren Chelsea Kaster and Chase Hogue of Springfield, Mo., Clayton Pettiet of Lubbock, Taylor Lack-Middleton of Early and Christopher Middleton of Justin; great-grandson William Kaster of Springfield; and mother, sister Margie Richards and brother Larry Middleton, all of Brownwood.

Mills, Bobby Gene | 1967-2011
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bobby-mills.jpgFuneral for Bobby Gene Mills, 44, of Boyd was Nov. 28 at Liberty Baptist Church in Meridian, Okla., with the Rev. David Mills officiating. Burial followed at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Okla.
Mills died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Grapevine.
Born Jan. 30, 1967, in Indio, Calif., to Ervin Gene and Bessie Pauline (Ferguson) Mills, he married Aundrea Bernadette Treece March 30, 1991, in Comanche. Mills graduated from Richland High School and worked as an equipment operator for WW Grainger. He fished, raised horses, watched NASCAR and was a University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Mills was preceded in death by daughter Jenna Rene Mills; his father; brother Billy Mills; and sister Donna Bond.
He is survived by his wife; sons Christian Lee Jones and Gabriel Luke Jones; daughter Tara Leighanne Mills; his mother of Newark; brothers David Mills and wife, Kerry, of Rhome and Tim Mills of Newark; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Tim Mills, Halston Mills, Ronnie Mills, Scottlan Stewart, Randy Thompson, Kenny Hadaway and Randall Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Tanner Mills, Steven Bond, Travis Bond and Nathan Bond.
Condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net.

Miramontes, Raul | 1966-2011
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
Funeral for Raul Miramontes, 45, of Boyd was Aug. 23 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. The Rev. Salvador Cancino officiated.
Miramontes died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 8, 1966, in Rancho El Soto, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Ventura and Maria Miramontes, he married Irma Flores Nov. 24, 1988, in Tepechitlan, Zacatecas. He was a truck driver for IESI.
Miramontes is survived by wife; children Jose Miramontes, Raul Miramontes and wife, Holly, Yesenia Ibarra and husband, Joaquin, Juan Carlos Miramontes, Eduardo Miramontes and Sonia Miramontes, all of Boyd; his parents of Rancho El Soto, Zacatecas; siblings Margarita Avila and husband, Rafael, Belen Ramirez and her husband, Santiago, Jobita Nava and her husband, Armando, Paz Miramontes and wife, Maricela, Cecilio Miramontes and wife, Ana, Sabas Miramontes, Olga Lidia Garcia and husband, Rigoberto, Maria Elizabeth Miramontes and Araceli Miramontes, all of Colusa, Calif, and Noe Miramontes of Rancho El Soto, Zacatecas; and other family.

Mitchell, Chuck | 1960-2011
Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
Mitchell CharlesFuneral for Chuck Mitchell, 50, of Bridgeport was March 14 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Melvin Castleberry officiating. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Mitchell died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born March 24, 1960, in Dallas to Lee Roy and Jimmie (Derting) Mitchell, he married Judy Gosler May 24, 1994, in Decatur. Mitchell was a correctional officer at GEO and his hobby was matchstick artwork.
He is survived by his wife; son Brad Grantham and wife, Apple, of California; daughter Shea Gomez; grandson Caleb Gomez; granddaughter Ashley Gomez; sisters Becky Hobbs and husband, Brian, and Cynthia Alling of New Mexico; brother Gary Alling of Las Vegas; brother-in-law Zack Gosler of Fort Worth; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Reid Bridwell, Danny Gragg, Zack Gosler, Joey Louvat and Danny Brigence.

Mohon, Mary Frances | 1930-2011
Published Sunday, July 31, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mohon-Mary.jpgFuneral for Mary Frances Mohon, 81, of Decatur was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Bo West officiating. Burial was to follow at Mohon Family Cemetery.
Mohon died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 14, 1930, in Memphis to Frank Leslie and Minnie Mae (Rayfield) Helm, she married Holland Duane Mohon April 24, 1948, in Denton.
She played the fiddle, piano, accordion, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. She performed with “Texas Shorty,” Willie Nelson and Bob Shelton, and won fiddle contests.
Mohon was preceded in death by her husband; brother James Helm; and sister Estellina White.
She is survived by daughter Treon Aleh Dollar of Flower Mound; sons Nealy Ransom Mohon and wife, Brenda, of Muenster and Tracy Duane Mohon of Decatur; grandchildren Sondra K., Misty Clarine and Heath Don; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Craig Gajdos, Vincent Kuhnen, Jimmy Agnus, Butch Copeland, Nevin Harper and Roger Branch.

Monroy, Emma Cerezo | 1924-2011
Published Sunday, March 20, 2011
Memorial service for Emma Cerezo Monroy, 86, of Bridgeport will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Filemon Gallegos will officiate.
Monroy died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 28, 1924, in Mexico to Luis and Soledad Cerezo Monroy, she was a homemaker.
Monroy is survived by sons Ricardo Monroy of El Paso, Martin Monroy of Mexico and Francisco Lozada of Bridgeport; brother Pastor Monroy of Mexico; grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Moore, Elias Richard ‘Bob’, Jr. | 1941-2011
Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
Moore EliasGraveside service for Elias Richard “Bob” Moore Jr., 69, of Shreveport, La., is 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Forest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport with Bobbie Deen of Spirit Wind Ministries officiating.
Moore died Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Shreveport.
Born April 3, 1941, in Shreveport to Elias and Madeline Moore, he was retired from the Caddo Parish school board. He was a Louisiana State University Tigers and Decatur Eagles fan and a member of Spirit Wind Ministries.
Moore was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Richards Moore.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Ormond Moore; sons Michael Richard Moore Sr. and Christopher Chad Cranford and wife, Shannon; daughter Katherine Cox and husband, Chris; grandchildren Matthew Colby Moore, Michael Richard Moore Jr., Madeline Moseley Moore, Chloe Elise Cranford, Sawyer McCullogh Cranford, Seth Emerson Cranford and Sophie Grace Cranford.

Moorman, Harriett Elizabeth Smart | 1933-2011
Published Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Harriett Elizabeth Smart Moorman
Memorial service for Harriett Elizabeth Smart Moorman, 78, of Aurora will be held in the spring.
Moorman died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Aurora.
Born Sept. 25, 1933, in Westchester, N.Y., to Ernest and Elizabeth (Bower) Smart, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boyd and sang in the choir. She rescued stray animals and was an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor for more than 25 years.
Moorman was preceded in death by husband Louis Lawrence Moorman; and twin brother Ernest Smart.
She is survived by daughter Elizabeth Post and husband, Robert, of Davis, Calif.; granddaughter Katie Post of Davis; sister Shirley Koustmer of Vero Beach, Fla.; nieces and nephews; and other family members.
Memorials may be made to Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center, P.O. Box 569, Decatur, TX 76234, (940) 626-4855 or http://wisehope.org/howtohelp/howtohelp.htm or Pet Rescue: Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76103, (817)332-4768 or http://hsnt.org/donate.php.

Moreland, Edward B. ‘Buck’ | 1928-2011
Published Sunday, March 13, 2011
Moreland EdwardFuneral for Edward B. “Buck” Moreland, 82, of Rhome was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Rhome Church of Christ with Roy Deaver officiating. Burial was to be at Aurora Cemetery.
Moreland died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 19, 1928, in Loving to David and Grace (Williams) Moreland, he was a retired machinist and a member of the Rhome Church of Christ. He married Gladys LaVerne Jones July 13, 1950, in Clovis, N.M.
Moreland was preceded in death by a grandson and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Dequette Jones and husband, Bob, of Minnesota; sons Max Moreland of Wilmington, N.C., Shawn Moreland and wife, Susan, of Lumberton and Mark Moreland and wife, Pam, of Rhome;
Also grandsons Curt, Jon, Mark and Michael Moreland, Ray and David Steward, Tom Dieter and Grant Dixon; granddaughters Christine Reynolds, Nicole Mattox and Meghanne Murray; great-grandchildren Daisy, Avery, Dylan, Brooklynn, Madi, Cooper, Payton and Myles; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were his grandsons

Morris, Linda Shelton | 1942-2011
Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
Morris LindaGraveside service for Linda Shelton Morris, 68, of Decatur was April 8 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Fred Ferren officiating.
Morris died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Denton.
Born Sept. 28, 1942, in Decatur to Aubrey and Martha Cora (Myers) Shelton, she was a member of Central Baptist Church in Chico.
Morris was preceded in death by her husband, Billie T. Morris; and sisters Patsy Ritz, Brenda Berg and Wanda Curry.
She is survived by sister Barbara Dunn of Bridgeport; and nieces and nephews.

Mowery, Jean | 1929-2011
Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mowery-Jean-photo.jpgFuneral for Jean Mowery, 82, of Chico was July 12 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial was at Chico Cemetery.
Mowery died Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Chico.
Born Jan. 6, 1929, in Decatur to O.W. and Ollie Mae (Watson) Mowery, she graduated from Chico High School in 1946 and attended Decatur Baptist College and Dallas Baptist College.
She retired from Fireman’s Fund Insurance in 1984 and was a member of Crafton Baptist Church and Gaston Oaks Baptist Church in Dallas. She gardened and shopped.
Mowery is survived by brother Wesley Mowery of Decatur; nieces Marianne Fichera and husband, Buster, of Burleson and Jeanette Heffernan and husband, Skip, of Madison, Wis.; nephews Tim Mowery of Winter Park, Colo., and Mark Mowery of Fort Worth; great-nieces Marissa Mowery Fichera, Camille Mowery Fichera and Annie Heffernan; and great-nephew Wesley Camillo Fichera.

Moyers, E. Wayne | 1934-2011
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
Graveside service for E. Wayne Moyers, 76, of Fort Worth was March 21 at Laurel Land Memorial Park. A memorial service was that afternoon at Tyndale Seminary in Hurst.
Born April 25, 1934, in Greenwood to James and Ruby Moyers, he was one of eight children. He married Charlotte Peoples in Flower Mound Nov. 17, 2007. Moyers served in the Army Reserve earning numerous awards and honors, and he was a longterm resident of Fort Worth, employed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers in the office of Personnel Management until his retirement in 1990. He was past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Moyers researched genealogy, square danced, called square dancing, walked Miss Daisy and listened to traditional country music.
He is survived by his wife; children Mark Moyers and wife, Nannette, Barry Moyers, Craig Hyatt and wife, Kathryn, Cristy Hyatt Coffey and husband, Jeff, and Daisy Mae; grandchildren Matthew Moyers and wife, Rachel, Shaunna McFarland and husband, Ryan, Krystina Goodwin, John Goodwin and Clint Goodwin; and great-grandson Jackson Maxwell Moyers.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Musser, Garry Lee | 1959-2011
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Musser-Garry.jpgMemorial for Garry Lee Musser, 51, of Decatur is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Sagebrush Cafe in Bridgeport. A second memorial is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in Decatur. For details, email garrettlm7@hotmail.com.
Musser died Friday, July 22, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 29, 1959, in Hastings, Mich., to Larry and Barbara (Joppie) Musser, he worked for Poco Graphite for 30 years. He married Bonnie Mann June 7, 2003, in Cottondale.
He was a jack-of-all-trades, spent time outdoors, hunted, cooked and gardened.
Musser was preceded in death by brother Larry Neil Musser; and sister Diane Priesman.
He is survived by his wife; sons Garrett Musser of Decatur and Jordan Musser and wife, Tami, and Jason Musser, all of Bridgeport; stepdaughters Moriah and Mahayla Mann of Paradise; granddaughters Hannah, Riley and Blayke Musser of Bridgeport; his parents of Vermontville, Mich.; sister Brenda Lynch and husband, Kelly, of Alvord; brother David Musser of Vermontville, Mich.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Nabors, Robert Paul, Sr. | 1940-2011
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
Memorial for Robert Paul Nabors Sr., 70, of Fort Worth was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation was to be from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service.
Nabors died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 12, 1940, in Bridgeport to R.J. and Juanita Nabors, he was a retired civilian contractor for the Department of Defense.
He is survived by sons Robert Paul Nabors Jr., and wife, Page, of Flower Mound, Thomas Nabors and wife, Linda, of Center, Ala., and Joseph Nabors of Denton; grandchildren Nevin, Dalton, Ty, Taylor, Maggie and Caitlan; brother Randy Nabors and wife, Betty, of Bridgeport; and sister Sandra Whitt and husband, Doug, of Fort Worth

Neal, Rosa Lee | 1914-2011
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Neal died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 21, 1914, in Fort Worth to James and Sena (Williams) Doyle, she was a retired seamstress and a member of the Decatur Church of Christ for the past 10 years. She married Clarence Albert Neal Sept. 23, 1933.
Neal was preceded in death by her husband in June 1991; daughters Eva Woods, Patsy Dilbeck and Barbara Winn; brother Walter Doyle; sister Eunice Brown; brother Harvey Doyle; and niece Mindy Treadwell.
She is survived by daughter Judy Sisk of Decatur; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; brother J.W. Doyle of Azle; and extended family.
Pallbearers are Charlie Tibbels, Kenny Boner, Jeff Winn, Chris Winn, Tod Ramirez and Raymond Doyle.

Neely, Roy | 1959-2011
Published Thursday, June 23, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Roy-Neely-photo_NEW.jpgGraveside service for Roy Neely, 51, of Newark is 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Springtown Cemetery. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 Wednesday at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown.
Born Aug. 7, 1959, in Fort Worth to John Luther and Dorothy Vernell Webb Neely, he graduated from Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in 1977. He was an employee of Winn-Dixie and a deputy constable in Henderson County.
Neely was preceded in death by mother Dorothy Vernell Neely and sisters Sheila Faith Neely and Dorothy Shouse.
He is survived by his father and wife, Sibyl, of Colleyville; sister Katrina Jones of Newark; brothers Lloyd Neely of Chandler, Floyd Neely of Newark and Perry Neely and wife, Kathy, of North Richland Hills; and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Newton, Betty Jo Barker | 1928-2011
Published Sunday, January 30, 2011
Newton_Betty.jpgFuneral for Betty Jo Barker Newton, 82, of Bridgeport was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Hawkins Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Potts officiating. Burial was to follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Newton died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in Dallas.
Born Aug. 23, 1928, to James and Sarah (Hudson) Barker in Mangum, Okla., she was a nurse at Bridgeport Hospital and a member of First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Betty was preceded in death by son Patrick Newton, and 12 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by daughter Cheryl Newton of Bridgeport; son Tony Newton and wife, Pam, of Wichita Falls; grandchildren Nicole Rocha and husband, Cliff, Chad Newton and wife, Jennifer, Mathew McAfee and Lauren McAfee; great-grandchildren Adison and Gavin; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were to be Cliff Rocha, Chad Newton, Adam Gressman, Ryan Gressman, Chris Needham and Chad Howell.

Nichols, Iva Nellie Cash | 1939-2011
Published Sunday, March 13, 2011
Memorial for Iva Nellie Cash Nichols, 71, of Bridgeport was Feb. 19 at Twin Oaks Assembly of God in Bridgeport with Gary Sessions officiating.
Nichols died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 22, 1939, in Wise County to Marlin and Mary Barnett Cash, she was a sales clerk.
She was preceded in death by brother C.M. Cash Jr.; and one great-grandchild.
Nichols is survived by sons Calvin Coursey and wife, Sheri, and Cecil Coursey, all of Bridgeport; brothers Thomas Cash and Harold Cash; sisters Lucille Coursey, Cleola Green and Matilda Newton; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Nichols, Joe Paul, Sr. | 1941-2011
Published Sunday, July 31, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Nichols1.jpgFuneral for Joe Paul Nichols Sr., 69, of Jacksboro was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro. Burial was to follow at Cundiff Cemetery in Jack County.
Nichols died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in Jacksboro.
Born Sept. 13, 1941, in Cundiff to O.W. “Jack” and Myrtle Iva (Riggs) Nichols, he married Carolyn Martin June 28, 1963, in Jacksboro. He formed his own band in 1970, The Five Pennies, that was known for playing traditional country music.
He was a member of Cundiff Baptist Church for 56 years, where he served as music director, the International Country Gospel Music Association and the Texas International Music Association.
He and his wife ran Nichols and Beene Tours for 18 years, taking tourists on bus trips. He also served as Jack County commissioner of Precinct 1 from 1998 to 2008.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Jennifer Gasca and husband, Chris; son Joe Paul Nichols Jr. and wife, Shauna; sister JoAnn Hull and husband, Don; grandchildren Allison Cox, Christin Gasca, Payton Gasca, Tanner Gasca, Erin Nichols, Taylor Nichols and Jordan Nichols.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road Suite 250, Calabaras, CA 91301 or Heart of Texas Museum 1701 S. Bridge St., Brady, TX 76825.

Nicholson, Charlie ‘Nick’ | 1930-2011
Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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Charlie 'Nick' Nicholson
Funeral for Charlie “Nick” Nicholson, 81, of Bowie was Dec. 27 at Hawkins Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Cleveland officiating. Burial followed at Crafton Cemetery.
Nicholson died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in Bowie.
Born May 9, 1930, in Dallas to Charles and Stella (Butcher) Nicholson, he served in the U.S. Army. He married Sally Ann Williams Nov. 11, 1972, in Irving. He was a truck driver for Roadway Express and was a member of Crafton Church of Christ.
Nicholson was preceded in death by stepbrother Bob Rhinefelt.
He is survived by his wife; sons Robert Nicholson and wife, Debra, of Oak Cliff, Charles Edward Nicholson of Irving and Ricky Glenn Nicholson of Houston; daughters Cathy Fox of Cedar Hill and Nancy Nicholson of Irving; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister Bertha Shaddox and husband Earl Joe of Winona; stepbrother Don Rhinefelt and wife, Pat, of DeSoto; stepsister Catherine Taylor and husband, Robert, of Irving; and other family members.
Pallbearers were John Williams, Jason Williams, James Fox, Joe Fox, Charles Simmons and Danny Jones.

Nicks, Ramona | 1938-2011
Published Sunday, April 24, 2011
Nicks RamonaMemorial service for Ramona Nicks, 72, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
Nicks died Monday, April 18, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 31, 1938, in Monahans to William and Dulcie (Hailey) Cutrell, she graduated from Monahans High School and was a retired rural route U.S. Postal employee.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Nicks; son Doyle Redwine and wife, Jan, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; daughters Barbara Ann Adams of Lubbock, Tammy Gaston and husband, Larry, of Decatur, Vickie Gunn and husband, Bud, of Allen, Sharlene Moffit of McKinney and Meagan Dyer and husband, Chris, of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother Claude Cutrull and wife, Mary, of Daingerfield; sister, Sherry Higgens of Andrews; and other family members.

Nivens, Phillip | 1957-2011
Published Sunday, September 25, 2011
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Visitation was to be noon until service time Saturday at the church.
Nivens died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in Seattle.
Born Aug. 30, 1957, in Bowie to Jerry Martin Nivens and Montez Harry Nivens, he married Vicki Smith July 27, 1998, in Las Vegas. Nivens owned and operated the Hard 8 BBQ, CCI and Hydrochlor in Bridgeport. He was a pilot, rancher and had cutting horses. He was captain of his boat, “The Hard Way,” which he took to Alaska with family and friends.
Niven is survived by his wife; daughters Ryan Culberson and husband, Justin, of Granbury, Lanie Nivens of Granbury, and Carie Decker and husband, Chad, of Stephenville; grandchildren Maycee, Allie Grace and Talan; parents; sister Phyllis Zinn and husband, Ronald, of Granbury; and extended family, including family members in Wise County

Noecker, Andrea Lin | 1977-2010
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Noecker_Andrea.jpgFuneral for Andrea Lin Noecker, 33, of Denton was Jan. 3 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery. The Rev. Doc Rogers officiated.
Noecker died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in Denton.
Born May 17, 1977, in Niles, Mich., to Thomas and Robin (Ruth) Noecker, she was employed by Pizza Inn.
She is survived by son Vincent Lloyd Van Doren of Denton; mother Robin Gosvener of Bridgeport; sisters Amy Ann Noecker of Fort Worth, Alisa Marie Smith of Bridgeport and Arika Ruth Rodriguez of Bridgeport; grandmother Tony Ruth of Cassopolis, Mich.; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Robert Strickland, Mike Robinson, Greg Munoz, Matthew Smith, Gary Robins and Keith Cantrell

Norris, Jean Ellen | 1933-2011
Published Sunday, February 6, 2011
Norris JeanGraveside service for Jean Ellen Norris, 77, of Fort Worth was to be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at West Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Craig Erb officiating. Visitation was to be noon Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Norris died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born July 3, 1933, in Gillam to Ernest and Flossie (Burrows) Bays, she was a homemaker. She married Tommy E. Norris Nov. 17, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla., and was a member of the Baptist church.
Norris was preceded in death by her brother, L.D. Bays.
She is survived by her husband; daughters Diane Woolum and husband, Tony, of Benbrook and Kay Kiker and husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Thomas Kiker and wife, Maureen, and Kristie Kiker, all of Fort Worth, and Michael Woolum and Sara Hooser and husband, Blake, all of Benbrook; great-grandchildren Jade, Keaton and Brody; sisters Winnie Jones and Judy Bays; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

O’Dell, Mary Kathryn | 1936-2011
Published Saturday, October 8, 2011
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Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home.
O’Dell died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 4, 1936, in Bastrop, La., to William and Margaret (Worley) Billingsley, she married Leon O’Dell Dec. 24, 1955, in Gainesville. Her faith was Church of Christ, and she was a member of the Runaway Bay Country Club. O’Dell was involved in Senior Care, Bridgeport ISD and Haggar Slacks.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles David Billingsley.
O’Dell is survived by her husband; sons Gerry O’Dell and wife, Susan, of Magnolia, Rick O’Dell and wife, Beverly, of Chico and David O’Dell and wife, Angie, of Bridgeport; daughters Kathy Hughes and Jackie O’Dell, both of Bridgeport; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Juanima Smith of Bridgeport; brother J.E. Billingsley and wife, Sharon, of North Richland Hills; and other family members.
Pallbearers are Rick O’Dell, Gerry O’Dell, David O’Dell, Will O’Dell, Chad O’Dell, Cody O’Dell and Coy Gene Cleveland. Honorary pallbearers are Tyler Hughes and Christopher O’Dell.

Olivarez, Rodolfo | 1932-2011
Published Sunday, May 29, 2011
Olivarez RodolfoFuneral for Rodolfo Olivarez, 79, of Chico was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Manuel Rodriguez officiating. Burial was to be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Olivarez died Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Chico.
Born April 19, 1932, in La Feria to Pedro and Brawlia (Perez) Olivarez, he married Maria Fraga Feb. 16, 1996, in Decatur. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and was a member of Iglesia del Nazareno Jesus Cristo es el Camino church.
Olivarez was preceded in death by sister San Juana Ybarra.
He is survived by his wife; sons Lionel Olivarez of Virginia Beach, Va., and Miguel Olivarez of Reno; daughters Maria Noelia Olivarez Romero and Rosa Olivarez Lopez, both of Los Angeles, and Sylvia Olivarez Snook and Sonia Olivarez Hayden, both of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; brothers Jesus Ybarra, Eluterio Ybarra and Lupe Olivarez; sisters Maria Hart and Manuela Ybarra; and stepchildren Armin Gonzales, Edgar Gonzales and Elizabeth Fuentes.
Pallbearers were to be Mike Olivarez, Leo Olivarez, Jonathan Olivarez, Edgar Gonzales, Mario Fuentes and Armin Gonzales.

Orr, Jerry Wayne ‘Hotfoot’, Sr. | 1943-2011
Published Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Orr died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Boyd.
Born Jan. 7, 1943, in Honey Grove to J.T. and Mary (Robison) Orr, he married Linda Purser March 17, 1968, in Durant, Okla. He was a truck driver for Orr Transport.
Orr was preceded in death by son Jerry Wayne Orr Jr.
He is survived by his wife; sons Greg Orr and wife, Julie, of Bridgeport and Kenneth Orr of Boyd; granddaughters Amanda, Lacy, Morgan, Cheyenne, Dakota, Montana, Paytin, Ashton and Landyn; great-grandchildren Brook and Gage; brother George Orr and wife, Linda, of Cleburne; and other relatives.
Pallbearers are Gene Wilson, Teddy Wilson, Dubba Lane, David Canada, Ricky Burton and R.D. Patterson. Honorary pallbearer is Eddie Ward.
Memorials can be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51, Suite 400, Decatur, TX 76234, (940) 627-1011.

Ostrom, Mark | 1958-2011
Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Ostrom died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Justin.
Born July 29, 1958, in Denton to Orton “Kansas” and Marjorie (Bishop) Ostrom, he graduated from Denton High School in 1976. He was a sales associate at Home Depot and worked with Jack Brown in Justin for many years.
Ostrom is survived by his mother; brothers Mike Ostrom and wife, Connie, of Decatur, David Ostrom and wife, Melody, of Denton, and Danny Ostrom of Justin; and nieces, great-nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.mulkeymasondenton.com.

Otamaa, Tapio Martti | 1949-2011
Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Otamaa died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Newark.
Born April 26, 1949, in Helsinki, Finland, to Kauko and Helvi (Salonen) Otamaa, he was CEO of Danske Bank. He married Myrna Kim Del Moral Aug. 19, 1993, in West Port, Conn.
Otamaa was one of the first foreign exchange students in Texas from Finland and graduated from Richland High School in 1967. He earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and was a Fulbright Scholar.
Otamaa is survived by his wife; mother; sons Jouni Otamaa of Helsinki and Carlo Kyprios of Stockholm, Sweden; daughters Annette Kokkola MacKlean of Danbury, Conn., and Mia Kokkola of London; sister Seija Otamaa of Helsinki; and other family.

Owen, Gary Don | 1940-2011
Published Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Owen died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 9, 1940, in Paris to Norris and Lelda (Partlow) Owen, he married Ouilda Cole March 4, 1960, in McAlister, Okla. Owen retired from teaching at Birdville ISD after 38 years. He was a deacon at Cottondale Baptist Church and Sunday school superintendent.
Owen is survived by his wife; sons David Owen of Springtown and Bruce Owen and wife, Lory, of Clyde; daughter Kristy Roe and husband, Chuck, of Mansfield; grandchildren Hannah, Dane, Macy, Thomas and Carter; and other family members.
Pallbearers are Scott Cox, Billy Thompson, Russell Robinson, Homer Horton, Harold Remmele and Jamie Cook. Honorary pallbearer is Bill Johnson.

Page, Lester A. | 1922-2011
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Page-Lester.jpgFuneral for Lester A. Page, 88, of Chico was to be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial at the adjacent Cemetery.
Page died Monday, July 18, 2011, in Newark.
Born Sept. 23, 1922, in Jack County to Archie and Ethel Page, he worked in trucking.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Elizabeth and Juanita; and an infant son and daughter.
Page is survived by his sister, Marie Jones of Chico; and stepchildren, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

Palmer, Davis Currier | 1953-2010
Published Sunday, January 2, 2011
Memorial service for Davis Currier Palmer, 57, of Trophy Club was Friday, Dec. 31 at the Fellowship United Methodist Church in Trophy Club.
Palmer died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Chico.
Born June 1, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio, to Charles Jr. and Dannette (Davis) Palmer, he married Kathy Parmley.
Palmer received his undergraduate degree from Miami of Ohio and his graduate degree from Ohio State University. He worked for Electronic Data Systems Corporation in Dallas before moving to Trophy Club.
Davis served on the Northwest Independent School District Board of Trustees for 13 years with two terms as president. He was a volunteer for the Roanoke Food Pantry, Boy Scout Troop 328, althetic teams and other charities.
Davis is survived by his wife of 24 years; son Zach; daughter Kali; brother Charles Palmer III and wife, Marty; stepmother Janet Palmer; father-in-law Kenneth Parmley; sisters-in-law Kristi SoRelle and husband, Don, and Tricia DeJonge and husband, Bob; and nieces and nephews Chuck IV, Dan, Loren, Carly, Jeff and Brad.
Donations may be sent to the Roanoke Food Pantry or the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County.

Patterson, Patsy Evelyn Noble | 1946-2011
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Patsy Evelyn (Noble) Patterson
Service for Patsy Evelyn (Noble) Patterson, 65, of Bryan was Dec. 15 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in College Station.
Patterson died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.
Born Oct. 7, 1946, in Bowie to Clarence and Lois Noble, she was a secretary at Beavers Construction in Bowie for 30 years before moving to Bryan in 2002 to be closer to family. She suffered from Crohn’s disease most of her adult life and from cancer near the end of her life.
Patterson is survived by her husband of 35 years, Roy Patterson; sons Jeff Patterson of Spokane, Wash., and Tommy Patterson and wife, Laura, of Bryan; sisters Ginger Slocum and husband, Mike, of Lubbock and Rita Knox and husband, Wayne, of Bowie; mother-in-law Christine Brock of College Station; and grandchildren Chloe and Rowan of Spokane and Kyle and Emme of Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at http://ccfa.org or to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in College Station.

Perez, Juanathan Manuel | 1988-2011
Published Saturday, October 1, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Perez.jpgFuneral for Juanathan Manuel Perez, 23, of Springtown, is 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown with burial at Springtown Cemetery.
Memorial mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, with rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born Aug. 18, 1988, in Fort Worth to Juan Manuel and Cynthia Hedge Perez, he attended Springtown schools. He worked for Alpha Omega Water Wells and spent free time with his family.
Perez is survived by wife Liliana Perez; daughter Alejandra Perez; father Juan Perez of Fort Worth; mother Cynthia Little and husband, Bert, of Springtown; brother Raul Nava of Odessa; sister Kassandra Perez of Springtown; stepsister Krystal Scheller and husband, Joe, of Rhome; and stepbrothers Kurt Szrom of Fort Worth and Kiel Szrom of Grand Prairie

Perkins, Mark | 1958-2011
Published Thursday, August 11, 2011
Funeral for Mark Perkins, 53, of Aurora was Aug. 9 at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton with the Rev. Brandon Henderson officiating. Burial was at Cottage Hill Cemetery in Celina.
Perkins died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 8, 1958, in Knox City to Ernest and Ruth Hazel (Burns) Perkins, he was a driver for Distribution Technologies. He graduated from Coppell High School in 1976 and married Connie Jean Thompson July 23, 1988, in Friendswood.
Perkins was preceded in death by his parents and sister Jacquie Stubblefield.
He is survived by his wife; sons Corey Perkins of Grand Prairie, Jesse Perkins of Pampa and Rodney Thompson of Austin; sisters Beth Shields of Sanger and Joan Blake of Friendswood; and brother Tim Sokora of Pilot Point

Perkins, Vernell | 1916-2011
Published Saturday, October 29, 2011
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Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Perkins died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 9, 1916, in Decatur to Roland Houston and Ollie (Young) Phillips, she married Gordon Perkins April 15, 1934, in Waurika, Okla. She was a homemaker.
Perkins was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 21, 2000; son Garry Perkins; brothers Paschal Phillips, Verl Phillips and Ray Phillips; and sisters Floy Isreal, Willie Mae Dickson and Joyce Orr.
She is survived by son Max Perkins and wife, Caroline, of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law Marcy Perkins of Decatur; grandchildren Courtney Johnson and husband, Cliff, Steven Perkins and wife, Laura, Dan Perkins and wife, Lisa, John Perkins and wife, Darby, Josh Perkins and wife, Mary, and Jamie Milliman and husband, Rit; 14 great-grandchildren; and extended family.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur

Petty, Ita ‘PeeWee’ Dethloff | 1929-2011
Published Sunday, August 28, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Petty-Ita-PeeWee.jpgFuneral for Ita “PeeWee” Dethloff Petty, 81, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Rocky Johnson officiating. Burial was to follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation was to be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home.
Petty died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 3, 1929, in Bridgeport to Jesse and Etta (Richardson) Dethloff, she was a lifelong Wise County resident and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1945. She retired from Bridgeport Hospital in 1995 and was a member of the Carpenter Street Church of Christ.
Petty was preceded in death by a brother, Gewan Dethloff, and a sister, Mavis Jean Erwin.
She is survived by daughters Lindy Petty of Bridgeport and Melissa Lamb and husband, Troy, of Paradise; son Jeff Petty and wife, Sheira, of Mansfield; grandchildren Misty Landrith and husband, Jerrod, Jason and Jessy Furtardo, Nathan and Stormi Lamb, and Ashley, Reid and Megan Petty; great-grandchild Colton Landrith; sister Doris “Bobby” Smith of Paradise; and extended family.
Pallbearers are Juan Mercer, Robert Stanfield, Rocky Cantrell, Wesley Cantrell, Leon Dethloff and Kendall Dethloff.

Peyton, Roy Alvin | 1943-2011
Published Thursday, July 7, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Peyton-Roy.jpgFuneral for Roy Alvin Peyton, 68, of Alvord is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Revs. Ken May and John Hogan officiating. Burial is at Hopewell Cemetery in Alvord.
Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Peyton died Monday, July 4, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 13, 1943, in Alvord to John Henry and Willie (Claborn) Peyton, he was the retired owner of Texas Water Treatment Services in Bridgeport. He married Louise Elaina Bowles June 2, 1962, in Alvord.
Peyton was a member of Glory Express for 17 years and the First Baptist Church of Decatur, where he was an active member of the choir. He golfed and worked livestock.
He was preceded in death by brothers John Henry, George, Gwen and Wayne Peyton; and sister Donna Nickerson.
Peyton is survived by his wife of 49 years; daughters Cathy Edgington and husband, Jack, of Coppell and Sharon Neighbors and husband, Randy, of Decatur; son Alvin Peyton and wife, Judy, of Bridgeport; and grandchildren Triston and Tanner Edgington, Natalie, Nicole and Crystal Neighbors and Aaron and Elaina Peyton.
He is also survived by brother Paul Peyton of Bowie; sisters Linda Sue Worley of Krum and Margie Peyton of Saginaw; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Doug Hudson, Jerry Mara, Melton Neighbors, Billy McElhaney Jr., Willie Garrett and Richard Peyton. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Bethurum, Dave Zumar and A.C. Griffin.

Phillips, Richard ‘Dick’ |
Published Saturday, November 19, 2011
Memorial service for Richard “Dick” Phillips, 64, of Bridgeport is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at The Father’s House between Bridgeport and Decatur with Kevin Casey officiating.
Phillips died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Decatur.
Born March 26, 1947, in Geneva, Ohio, to Richard A. and Polly (Heaton) Phillips, he was a machinist. He drag raced, designed race engines, read the Bible and taught and spread the Word. He was a member of The Father’s House.
Phillips is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Womack) Phillips; daughter Wendy Morris of Ohio; son Richard E. Phillips Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Ohio; stepson Chris Downs and wife, Kristen, of Greenville; his father and wife, Carol, of Bridgeport; sister Sherry Sweatman and husband, Roy, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Mary Book-Morris and Rebecca Book-Morris of Ohio and Taylor and Zachary Downs of Greenville; and nieces and nephews.

Phillips, Thomas Lee | 1954-2011
Published Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Phillips died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in Alvord.
Born June 10, 1954, in Lancaster, Pa., to Richard Kersey and Mary Jane (Schmid) Phillips, he married Donna Blanche McMann Dec. 28, 1985, in Bedford. Phillips worked in the quality assurance department at Anchor Fabrication in Saginaw. He was a member of Crossroads Church in Decatur.
Phillips is survived by his wife; sons Lee Phillips and John Luke Phillips, both of Denton, Evan Thomas Phillips and wife, Heather, of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Mitchell Isaac Phillips of Alvord; his mother of Bedford; brothers Richard Phillips of Bedford, Robert Phillips of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Paul Phillips of Palm Desert, Calif.; nieces and nephews; and other family members.
Memorials may be made to the Thomas Phillips Memorial Fund, c/o Legend Bank, Alvord, Texas.

Pierce, Ida E. | 1923-2011
Published Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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Pierce died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 12, 1923, in Olney to John and Ethel (Rothell) Thompson, she married Frank Pierce in February 1945 in Waurika, Okla. She was a retired nursing-home medication aid and a member of Union Hill Baptist Church for more than 70 years.
Pierce was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.
She is survived by her daughter, Melba Barnett, and husband, Raymond, of Sunset; sons Garry Pierce and wife, Barbara, of Bixby, Okla., and Kenneth Pierce and wife, Scarlet, of Slayton; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jeff Kahlich, Coley Frye, Jerry Hutto, Jordan Sherwood, Randy Moreno and Randy Pierce. Honorary pallbearer was Dewayne Sherwood.

Pierce, Marie | 1922-2011
Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
PierceFuneral for Marie Pierce, 88, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, and burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery near Bridgeport. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the funeral home.
Pierce died Monday, April 4, 2011, in Decatur.
Born July 16, 1922, in Haskell to Howard E. and Leta B. Gollhon Blackard, she married Wallace Pierce Nov. 2, 1940, in Knox County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Pierce was preceded in death by her husband in 1982 and son Ricky in 1951.
She is survived by children Janette Arthur and husband, Lyman, of Paradise, Phillip Pierce and wife, Kathy, of Bridgeport, James Pierce and wife, Karen, of Burleson and Stewart Pierce and wife, Denise, of North Richland Hills; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Richard Pierce, Jeremy Pierce, Stephen Pierce, Wayne Arthur, Anthony Arthur, Randy Hicks and Jeremy Hayes.

Place, Marguerite | 1916-2011
Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
No services are planned for Marguerite Place, 94, of Boyd.
Place died Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 4, 1916, in Delia to Willie and Inez (Gorman) Connor, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter, Kaye McLaughlin of Boyd.

Pond, Sarah Marie | 1960-2011
Published Sunday, March 20, 2011
Pond SarahFuneral for Sarah Marie Pond, 50, of Rhome will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, at First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Born Dec. 5, 1960, in Vicksburg, Miss., to Johnny Toney and Marie (Phillips) Michele, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur. Pond was a cashier at Taco Casa in Decatur.
Pond is survived by her parents; daughters Amanda Hamilton and husband, David, of Keller, and Mona and Bryanna Pond, both of Decatur; son Sean Hamilton of Irving; grandchildren Kya, Brittney, Charles and Elora; brothers Charles and John Michele; sister Mamie Gatlin; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Sean Hamilton, Clifton Hamilton, Michael Michele, Matthew Michele, Billy Gatlin, Bruce Votolota, Larry Bryant and David Rackley.
Honorary pallbearers are Dan Mallory, Greg Hartman and Rocky Duron.

Porter, JoAnn | 1944-2011
Published Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Porter died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Houston.
Born March 18, 1944, in Lubbock to Carl LeRoy and Recy Mary (Wade) Holloway, she retired from Building Specialties in Fort Worth after 22 years of service. She moved to Slidell in 2007 and worked in the post office there for three years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Porter is survived by daughter Carla Payne of Slidell; brother Bill Holloway of Brownsville; and a niece and two nephews.

Potts, Mary Elizabeth | 1934-2011
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
Funeral for Mary Elizabeth Potts, 76, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Barry Hogan and Larry Potts officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Potts died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 13, 1934, in Bridgeport to Curtis and Ada (Campbell) Thompson, she was a retired sales associate. She sewed and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and First Christian Church of Paradise.
Potts was preceded in death by brothers Theron Thompson and Curtis O. Thompson Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Potts; daughters Debbie Potts and Velerie Ellison; sister Glenda Pettit; half-sister Betty Anderson; sister-in-law Lillian Thompson; brother Donald Thompson and wife, Linda; grandchildren Adam Lamb, Eugene Ellison, Pam Ellison and Kevin Largent; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Pallbearers are Adam Lamb, Farrell Ellison, Eugene Ellison, Donald Bellotte, Bernard Snyder, Tom Largent, Gary Potts and Michael Morris.

Powers, Billy Gene | 1925-2011
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Powers died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Chico.
Born Feb. 8, 1925, in Dallas to Henry and Louise (Powers) Redd, he married Dollie Trammell Jan. 7, 1947, in Weatherford. He served in the U.S. Army and was a field agent in the Soil Conservation Service.
Powers was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 20, 2004, and brother Carl Powers.
He is survived by sons Doyle Powers and wife, Linda, and Jack Powers and wife, Sue; grandchildren Lori Powers Henderson and husband, Tucker, Kim Powers Trujello and husband, Stephen, Chase Gilbert and wife, Cristy, and Staci Russell and husband, Wes; great-grandchildren Bailey, Beck, Taylor, Gabbi, Piper, Logan and Morgan; and other relatives.

Prince, Maxine | 1943-2011
Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
Maxine PrinceFuneral for Maxine Prince, 67, of Chico is 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at First Baptist Church of Chico with burial to follow at Chico Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Potts will officiate. Visitation is at 1 p.m. before the funeral.
Prince died Monday, May 2, 2011, in Chico.
Born Sept. 14, 1943, in Bowie to Richard Paul and Clara Sigman Armstrong, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico.
Prince was preceded in death by sisters Lorretta Lieble and Dorothy Strange; and first husband Alvie Prince.
She is survived by her second husband, Gerald Ray Jones; sons Allen, Ricky and Tim Prince; daughters Teresa Vaughn, Tina Harris, Teresa Shook and Jamie Erwin; sister Paula Barber; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Mark Hamilton, Jason Hamilton, Tim Prince, Allen Prince, Gerald Ray Jones and Ricky Prince. Honorary pallbearer is Rob Harris.

Pritchett, Jimmy Ray | 1949-2011
Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/jimmy-pritchett.jpgFuneral for Jimmy Ray Pritchett, 62, of Chico is 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Pritchett died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Chico.
He was born Feb. 3, 1949, in Fort Worth to Coy Lee and Billie D. Pritchett.
Pritchett was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn.
He is survived by sons Shane Pritchett and wife, Juliet, and Kelly Pritchett; daughters Stephanie Wilson Stonoff and husband, Ryan, Christy Cox and husband, Mason, and Jackie Pritchett; sister Carolyn Creamer and husband, Butch; and grandchildren Kaia and Kynlee Cox

Prosise, Ronald Hayden | 1946-2011
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
Graveside service for Ronald Hayden Prosise, 65, of Bridgeport was to be 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at DFW National Cemetery. The Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar was to officiate.
Prosise died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born May 1, 1946, in Brady, he served his country in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968. He attended two years of college and worked as a purchasing agent. He fished and worked cattle.
Prosise is survived by his wife, Nancy Pugsley; sons Tommy and Kenneth; stepsons Ryan and Matthew; daughters Rhonda and Jill; stepdaughter Christa; sisters Nancy, Barbara and Gail; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were to be Tommy Prosise, Kenneth Prosise, Ryan Minix, Matthew Minix, Herb Middleton and Lloyd Hodges.

Pruett, Velma Lucille | 1927-2011
Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Velma Lucille Pruett
Funeral for Velma Lucille Pruett, 84, of Slidell is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at First Baptist Church in Slidell with the Rev. Bobby Cates officiating. Burial will follow at Slidell Cemetery.
Pruett died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Denton.
Born Dec. 7, 1927, in Greenwood to George Franklin and Nancy Melinda (Chappell) True, she married Edwin Duaine Pruett Jan. 26, 1947, in Lewisville. She was postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Slidell from 1964 to 1992 and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Pruett was preceded in death by daughter Jean Bounds.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Ava Nell Manolas and husband, Ted, of Chugiak, Alaska; sons Duaine Pruett and Bert Pruett and wife, Denise, all of Slidell; grandchildren Ja Bounds of Waxahachie, Erin Belschner of Maypearl, and T.J. Manolas, Laura Perry and Christopher Manolas, all of Alaska; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Rene Pruett, Danny Pruett, Danny White, L.B. Fortenberry, Jim Fortenberry and Sam Dunlap.

Puckett, Danny Lee | 1966-2011
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
Memorial service for Danny Lee Puckett, 44, of Pittsburg was to be 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Puckett died Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Tyler.
Born Sept. 30, 1966, in Bridgeport to Richard and Marie (Maddux) Puckett, he was a service technician.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and brother Darrell Puckett.
Puckett is survived by daughter Candace Puckett; sister Donna Puckett; brothers David Puckett, Dewayne Puckett and Douglas Puckett; and his father

Pugh, Sandra Kay | 1963-2011
Published Sunday, March 20, 2011
Pugh SandraGraveside service for Sandra Kay Pugh, 47, of Sunset was March 17 at Cumby Cemetery in Chico with Larry Whitaker officiating.
Pugh died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Sunset.
Born Aug. 14, 1963, in Fort Worth to James and Bonnie Burkhalter McCanless, she was an animal control officer in Chico.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Pat DeMules and Jody Sisk.
Pugh is survived by her husband, Larry Pugh, of Sunset; stepdaughter Christina Pugh of Azle; sisters Betty Green of Springtown, Debbie Green of Glover, Okla., Nina Drinnon of Frogville, Okla., and Linda McCanless of Idabelle, Okla.; mother-in-law Agnes Pugh of Azle; and numerous nieces and nephews

Purdy, Gloria LeAnn Bates | 1950-2011
Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
Gloria L PurdyFuneral for Gloria LeAnn (Bates) Purdy, 60, of Sherman was May 2 at Victory Family Church in Decatur with the Revs. Allen Bates and James deMelo officiating.
Graveside service followed at Archer City Cemetery.
Purdy died Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Sherman.
Born Aug. 16, 1950, in Dallas to George W. and Cleota (Smith) Bates, she married Jack Purdy April 27, 1968, in Benson, Ariz., and was a member of Covenant Church in Sherman.
Purdy is survived by her husband; daughter Misty deMelo and husband, James, of Sherman; son Josh Purdy and wife, Stephanie, of Fort Worth; her father of Decatur; brother George L. Bates of Henrietta and Allen Bates of Decatur; sisters Evelyn Ryan of Denison and Diane Sartain of Fort Worth; granddaughters Alexa deMelo, Mikayla deMelo, Elissa deMelo, Haley Boyd, Hannah Boyd, Olivia Boyd, Sydni Shade and Trinity Shade.
Pallbearers were Richie Bates, Chris Bates, Wesley Sisk, Bryon Sartain, Darin Sartain and Robby Sartain.

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