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2011
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Ramsey, Kenneth Leroy | 1929-2011
Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
Funeral with military rites for Kenneth Leroy Ramsey, 81, of Humansville, Mo., was May 6 at Murray Funeral Home in Humansville with the Rev. Paul Hughes officiating. Burial followed at Flemington Cemetery.
Ramsey died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Humansville.
Born Oct. 9, 1929, in Sanger to Barney and Carrie (Jones) Ramsey, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring in December 1968. He married Adeline Feb. 24, 1978, and was a school bus driver for three years in the early 1980s.
Ramsey is survived by his wife; children Robert Ramsey, Richard Ramsey, Susan Lee, Shirley Hendrick and Sally Moose, all of Paradise, Gary Ramsey of Bridgeport, Mike Ramsey of Bowie and Kenneth Ramsey Jr. of Tom Bean; stepchildren Dale Schmoll of Alaska, Larry Schmoll, Kevin Schmoll, Steve Schmoll, Nancy Mork, Marilyn Schmoll and Sherry Hayenga, all of Minnesota, and Ron Schmoll, Craig Schmoll and Sue Storment, all of Missouri; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rasbury, Eva Ella | 1912-2011
Published Sunday, July 17, 2011
Funeral for Eva Ella Rasbury, 98, of Granbury was July 12 at Decatur Church of Christ with James Royse and Kevin Baird officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Rasbury died Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Granbury.
Born Sept. 8, 1912, in Greenwood to W. Henry and Mary Walker, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bernice Rasbury; brothers Lee Walker, Esper Walker, Orville Walker and Lynn Walker; and sisters Iva Williamson, Ferrold Hillin, Essie Ferguson and Mada Bird.
Rasbury is survived by son Jerry Rasbury and wife, Sharon, of Bedford; daughter Nelda Fritcher and husband, Bill, of Granbury; grandchildren Keith Henderson, Kenny Henderson, John Rasbury and Jeana Rasbury; and great-grandchildren Nathan Henderson and Kristen Henderson.
Pallbearers were Keith Henderson, Kenny Henderson, John Rasbury, Mike Carson, Pat Carson and Terry Atkins

Rasbury, T.J. | 1927-2011
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
Rasbury TJGraveside service for T.J. Rasbury, 83, of Boyd was March 1 at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Volfe officiating.
Rasbury died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 26, 1927, in Boyd to Lester and Mammie (Madewell) Rasbury, he married Patricia “Plum” Hutchison May 21, 1949, in Boyd. Rasbury was a retired sheet metal worker for Union 68 and served in the U.S. Army. He was a 50-year member of the Boyd Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by great-grandson Brenyn Aldridge; and sisters Evelyn Goodger and Ruby Compton.
Rasbury is survived by his wife; sons Gary Rasbury and wife, Debbie, of North Richland Hills, and Larry Rasbury and wife, Maggie, Kenny Rasbury and wife, Glenda, and Kevin Rasbury and wife, Cindy, all of Boyd; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives.
Honorary pallbearers were Gary Rasbury, Larry Rasbury, Kenny Rasbury; Kevin Rasbury, Matt Rasbury and Jeff Rasbury.

Rawle, Thomas Marshall | 1920-2011
Published Sunday, August 21, 2011
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Rawle died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 30, 1920, in Wise County to John Thomas and Clyde (Wallace) Rawle, he married Neoma Marie Little Nov. 15, 1939, in Bridgeport. He was a farmer and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Rawle was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Cobb, and brother, W.D. Rawle.
He is survived by his wife; son Nolan Rawle of Chico; daughter Kay Milligan and husband, Leslie, of Azle; granddaughters Suzanne Stewart and husband, Woody, of Azle, Sonya McClanahan and husband, Mark, of Haslet and Lisa Little of Chico; and great-grandchildren Aaron Stewart, Chris Moore, Breanna and Hunter McClanahan and Ashley and Trey Little.
Pallbearers were Mark McClanahan, Christopher Moore, Aaron Stewart, Trey Little, D.J. Lusty, Tom Rawle and Justin Romine.

Reasoner, James C. | 1934-2011
Published Saturday, November 12, 2011
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Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Reasoner died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 6, 1934, in Levelland to Clyde and Rena (Stalnker) Reasoner, he married Mary Ann Watson Jan. 26, 1963, in Decatur.
Reasoner served in the U.S. Army and was an engineer, construction worker, farmer and a successful investor. He was a member of Morris Memorial.
Reasoner is survived by his wife; daughter Jan Romines and husband, Glenn, of Chico; son Dan Reasoner and wife, Sonya, of Haslet; grandchildren Janice, Josh, Taylor and Tanner; great-granddaughter Elizabeth Ann; brother Paul Reasoner and wife, Yvonne, of Bridgeport; sisters Peggy Corbell and husband, Ronnie, of Decatur and Patsy Smith and husband, Andy, of Mississippi; and extended family.
Pallbearers are Greg Reasoner, Clayton Green, Gary Green, Charles Romines, Wendell Wiggins, Randy Leake, Eddie Goodwin and Trent Morrow. Honorary pallbearers are the Chico Mart Elite Coffee Drinkers, of which Reasoner was a member.

Reasoner, Trey | 1984-2011
Published Saturday, November 5, 2011
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Reasoner died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born April 1, 1984, in Fort Worth to David and Belinda (Roberts) Reasoner, he was a 2003 graduate of Paradise High School. He was a manufacturing worker at Poco Graphite.
Reasoner was preceded in death by brother D.J. Reasoner.
He is survived by his parents; grandmother Joyce Reasoner of Chico; aunts and uncles Lisa and Kevin Rolls and Steve and Judy Arnold, all of Fort Worth; and extended family.
Pallbearers are Jimmy Issacs, Heath Roe, Ronnie Barnes, Lee Fisher, Curt Plumley, Jamie Branscum, Marcus Holmes and Willie McCann. Honorary pallbearer is Joey Hobbs.

Reed, Daphne Emma | 1907-2011
Published Sunday, June 12, 2011
Read DaphneNo service is planned for Daphne Emma Read, 103, of Paradise. Her body will be donated to a university.
Read died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Paradise.
Born Sept. 21, 1907, in South Dakota, she was an elementary school and music teacher.
She is survived by daughter Jacqueline Adame; grandchildren Mark Torres, Melanie Torres, Christian Adame and Cory Brooks; and great-grandchildren Tiffany Torres, Marcus Torres, Jessica Torres, Matile Torres, Alexa Torres, Matty Torres, Jorge Torres, Joshua Burch, Music Adame and Zildjian Brooks.

Reed, Gaylon Earl | 1919-2011
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
Reed GaylonFuneral for Gaylon Earl Reed, 91, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Alvis Edmondson officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Reed died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, in Weatherford.
Born Aug. 28, 1919, in Lometa to Gene and Beulah Reed, he was a building contractor.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after high school, and during his seven years of service, he attained the rank of master sergeant of the 20th bomber command stationed on Tinian Island in India. As a flight engineer, he traveled over the Alps during World War II on a B-29 bomber.
Upon returning from the war, he married Sue Burton Jan. 22, 1946. He golfed, fished and hunted.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Reed is survived by his wife; daughters Merlene Walker and husband, Steve Gold, of Arlington, Sharon Manfred and husband, Bob, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Rayelynn Dady and husband, Glenn, of Dallas; son Craig Reed and wife, Rose, of Decatur; grandchildren Amanda, Nathan, Rachel, Andrea, Wendy, Chris, Brent and Tyler; and great-grandchildren Davis, Dawson, Dominique, Blake, Avery, Madison, Malachi, Rachel, Eliana and Isaiah.
Pallbearers are Wayne Boydston, Kip Boydston, Shawn Burton, Blake Sandford, Bobby Washburn and Randy Washburn.
Honorary pallbearers are Bert Caraway, J.E. Carson, Farrell Fisher, Chad Harvey, Willard Howell, Buddy Jackson, Hollis Jones, Dr. Tom Long, Chuck Norton and Sam Renshaw.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 101 Summit Ave., Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Reed, John Charles, Jr. | 1969-2011
Published Saturday, October 1, 2011
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Reed died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Park Springs.
Born Jan. 14, 1969, in Azle to John Charles and Barbara (King) Reed, he read magazines, played basketball, collected watches and played with his great-nieces and nephews.
Reed is survived by his parents; sister Tonya Martin and husband, Michael, of Springtown; nephews Tony and Tracey Romines; great-nieces Briley Romines and Oakley Romines; and great-nephew Braydon Romines.

Reed, Kenneth Knox | 1927-2011
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Reed died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 28, 1927, in Fort Worth to Knox and Nellie Jameson Reed, he was a leader in north Tarrant County and the Saginaw community. Reed graduated from Northside High School and Arlington State College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Ruby Lee Morrison June 6, 1952, at Northside Church of Christ in Fort Worth.
Reed farmed and ranched for the past 62 years. He owned and operated a dairy farm at Meacham Field until 1969, then raised beef cattle and farmed crops. He and his wife owned and operated ranches in Arlington, Colo., and ran cattle in east Texas while operating a cattle and crop operation in north Tarrant County.
He later added Parker, Denton and Wise counties to his operation.
Reed served on the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw board of trustees and was a director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conversation Board in Johnson and Tarrant counties. The Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Future Farmers of America building at Boswell High School was named after him.
He was twice honored as Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year and was named Man of the Year by the city of Saginaw.
Reed, along with others, founded The Beefeaters Association in Saginaw and was a charter member of the Saginaw Lions Club. He and his wife were charter members of the Saginaw Area Youth Association and Boswell High School Football Booster Club.
He was preceded in death by daughter Terri Nan Reed Gaw.
Reed is survived by his wife; daughter Karen Reed Oney and husband, Bobby; brother Jerry Reese Reed and wife, Gloria; grandchildren Ross Kelly Gaw, Bo Oney III and wife, Justine, Abigail Reed Oney and Jay Edwin Gaw; great-grandson Tyler Reed Gaw; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Community Link Mission, 208 S. Hampshire St., Saginaw, TX 76179 or Cancer Care Services, 623 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth, TX 76104.

Reynolds, Charles Allen, Jr. | 1936-2011
Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Service for Charles Allen Reynolds Jr., 75, of Runaway Bay, will be held in the spring.
Reynolds died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 29, 1936, in Sanger to Charlie and Euna (Mercer) Reynolds, he was a welder and served in the U.S. Army. He was a Thirty-Second Degree Mason and a member of Shriners.
Reynolds is survived by daughters Vanessa Hornbeck and Nancy Deutsch and husband, Paul French, all of Edmond, Okla.; sons Kenneth Dean Reynolds and wife, Stacy, of Advance, Mo., and Scott Burrell and wife, Deresa, of Malibu Beach, Calif.; grandchildren Joshua, Adam, Christopher, Nathan, Charles and Magen; great-grandchildren J.J., Kaitlyn and Amberlin; sister Shirley Mann and husband, Carlos, of Bridgeport; brother Bill Reynolds and wife, Elizabeth, of Runaway Bay; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Richard, Deral | 1952-2011
Published Sunday, September 4, 2011
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Richard died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 22, 1952, in Odessa to Charles Anthony and Rena (Johnson) Richard, he was a supervisor for Aspen Oil and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Richard hunted, fished, rode motorcycles, boated, read and was a Dallas Cowboys fan.
He is survived by his wife, Pam; daughters Laura Richard-Molloy and husband, Richard, of Charleston, S.C., and Tracie Richard-Russenberger and husband, Brent, of Richardson; his parents; stepdaughters Jennifer Hill and husband, Chris, of Aubrey, Christina Jasso of Decatur and Melody Jasso of Bowie; and stepsons Jerry Jasso of Denton and Michael Jasso of Saginaw.
He is also survived by brothers Craige Richard of Marrero, La., and Charles Richard Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; sister Charlotte Richard of Marrero; in-laws William and Juanita Greene; grandchildren Ryan, Jacob, Blanchez, Jocelyn and Logan; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made in Richard’s memory to Solaris Hospice in Decatur.

Riggs, C.R. | 1935-2011
Published Thursday, February 17, 2011
Riggs C RFuneral for C.R. Riggs, 75, of Paradise, was Feb. 15 at Cottondale Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Posey officiating. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.
Riggs died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Denton.
Born June 29, 1935, in Pampa to William Randolph “W.R” and Pearl (White) Riggs, he married Carole Waldene Whitworth Sept. 15, 1956, in Stinnett. He was a retired rancher.
Riggs is survived by his wife of Paradise; daughters Susie Gayan of Paradise, Rhonda Parker and husband, Michael, of Krum, and Carla Gentry and husband, Roger, of Cottondale; grandchildren Melanie and Michael Tittor, Mindy and Scott Cox, Misty and Kyle McWilliams, Kylie and Chris Stegman, Randi Parker, Marcy and Willie McCann, Chance Gentry, Kason Gentry and Shelbie Parker; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chance Gentry, Kason Gentry, Ty Cox, Colby Cox, Michael Tittor, Scott Cox, Chris Stegman, Willie McCann and Kyle McWilliams

Riney, John Michael ‘Mike’ | 1949-2011
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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John Michael 'Mike' Riney
Graveside service for John Michael “Mike” Riney, 61, of Decatur is 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur.
Riney died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn.
Born Dec. 12, 1949, in Amarillo, to Johnnie Parish Riney and Cecil Edward Riney, he graduated from Cooke County Junior College and North Texas State University. He worked for the Texas Department of Welfare and the Federal Housing and Urban Development Agency, taught school for several years and was a substitute teacher.
Riney is survived by brother Jim Riney and wife, Becky, of Hermitage, Tenn.; nieces Heather Riney and Julie Riney; nephew Andrew Riney; and great-nephew Jaxon Riney.

Rivera, Olivia | 1926-2011
Published Sunday, February 27, 2011
Rivera OliviaGraveside service for Olivia Rivera, 84, of Bridgeport is 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with rosary at 7.
Rivera died Friday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 22, 1926, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, to Eufemia Zamarripa, she married Luis Rivera in 1946 in Allende. Rivera was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by daughters Maria Rivera and Rosa Nely Rivera, and two brothers.
Rivera is survived by sons Alberto Rivera and wife, Ester, Ishmael Rivera and wife, Dolores, Merced Rivera and wife, Dora, Jose Rivera and wife, Beatriz, Rogelio Rivera and wife, Maria, Ubaldo Rivera and wife, Amalia, and Jorge Rivera and wife, Rose; daughter Luz Rodriguez and husband, Jose; sisters Enedelia Aviles and Elva Medina; 41 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren.

Rivera, Ricardo | 1918-2011
Published Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Rivera died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born April 3, 1918, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, to Gregoria (Gomez) and Manuel Rivera, he was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. He farmed and fished.
Rivera was preceded in death by son Victor Rivera and granddaughter Melissa Lara.
He is survived by his wife, Hortencia Montalvo Rivera, of 71 years; sons Rodolfo, Feliciano, Jose Ramon, Juan Antonio, Victor Oswaldo, Hector Manuel and Ricardo Rivera Jr.; daughters Maria Guadalupe Rivera, Lily Wippman, Narce Dalia Lara, Martha Alicia Rodriguez, Hortencia Suarez and Gloria Estela Rivera; grandchildren Lisa Sanders of Utah, Carl of Missouri, Melissa Goldback of Massachusetts, Marie Lara, Keith Lara, Daniel Lara, Francisco Suarez, Juan Suarez, Rosa Schonerstedt, David Suarez, Janette Suarez, Yesenia Aguilar, Ricardo Rivera, Carlos Rivera, Gabriela Rivera, Amaris Chacon, Juan A. Rivera, Orlando Rivera, Angel J. Rivera, Alexzandra Rivera, Victoria Rivera, Juan Pablo Rivera, Rodofo Hernandez, all of Bridgeport, and 18 residing in Mexico; 61 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-children

Roberts, Joe Doyle ‘Nailbender’ | 1953-2011
Published Thursday, February 3, 2011
Roberts JoeMemorial for Joe Doyle “Nailbender” Roberts, 57, of Keller is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at a private residence.
Roberts died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 26, 1953, in Fort Worth to Joe and Lena (Davis) Roberts, he was a fisherman, woodworker and Christian.
He is survived by wife Debra Roberts; his father of Bells; daughters Brittney Roberts of Whitesboro, Monica Overly of Sanger, Tonya Ewalt and husband, Dana, of Keller and Leah Roberts and husband, James, of Crafton; sons Eric Roberts and wife, Jessica, of Decatur and Chris Rich of Whitesboro; 18 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; three brothers and a sister.
Memorials may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Dr., Dallas, TX 75212.

Robertson, Elizabeth Ann Ward | 1922-2011
Published Sunday, January 9, 2011
Elizabeth_Robertson.jpgMemorials for Elizabeth Ann Ward Robertson, 88, of Denison are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at First Presbyterian Church in Denison with Jim Hawthorne officiating and Saturday, April 16, in Decatur. Interment is at Deep Creek Cemetery.
Robertson died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Denison.
Born Sept. 23, 1922, in Decatur to Elizabeth Penn Dixon Ward and Jesse Lawrence Ward, she attended Decatur public schools, Baylor University, Decatur Baptist College (where her father served as president), North Texas State Teachers College and Texas State College for Women, where she earned an undergraduate degree in education. Robertson relocated to Lubbock where she earned a master’s degree from Texas Technological College.
She taught in Texas public schools before retiring from Socorro Independent School District as director of special education. Upon retirement, she moved to Denison where she established and operated a craft store, Rob’s Attic.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Denison, where she taught Sunday school and her Circle meetings.
Robertson was preceded in death by husbands Gene Kincaid and W.A. Robertson; sisters Pearl Ward and Ruth Reed; brother Penn Dixon; son Paul Robertson; and grandson Kirk Kincaid.
She is survived by children Gene Kincaid and wife, Judy, Elizabeth McKay, Bobbie Shultz and husband, Steve, and Ruth Robertson; a niece; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Denison and the Wise County Historical Society Inc., P.O. Box 427, Decatur, TX 76234.

Robertson, Jimmy Joe ‘J.J.’ | 1974-2011
Published Sunday, May 15, 2011
Jimmy RobertsonFuneral for Jimmy Joe “J.J.” Robertson, 36, of Bridgeport was May 13 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Robertson died Monday, May 9, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born May 14, 1974, to Deborah and Ricky Allen Robertson, he was a construction worker and caricature artist.
Robertson was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Michael Seymore, of Bridgeport; brother Brian Allen Robertson and wife, Stefanie, of Forney; and grandmothers Annie Mae Tatom and Marilyn Seymore.

Roper, Esther L. | 1917-2011
Published Sunday, February 20, 2011
Roper EstherFuneral for Esther L. Roper, 93, of Rhome was to be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at First Baptist Church in Newark with the Rev. Alan L. Six officiating. Burial was to follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Roper died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born April 5, 1917, in Rhome to Ezra and Addie Marshall (Griffin) Simmons, she married William Everett Roper in May 1935 and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son Marshall Roper; daughters Kay Roper and Ann Sakellaridis; grandson Clifford Wayland; three brothers and four sisters.
Roper is survived by daughter Adeline Wayland and husband, Bill, of Greeley, Colo.; granddaughters Deborah Jones of Blairsville, Ga., and Mindy Roper of Austin; grandsons Kenneth Wayland and wife, Kathi, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Travis Sakellaridis of Brazoria; son-in-law Alex Sakellaridis of Newark; granddaughter-in-law, Nancy Sakellaridis of Brazoria; great-granddaughters Toni Sharp and Melody Sakellaridis; great-grandsons Ryan Price, Dustin Williams and Weston Williams; great-great-grandson Peyton Sharp; sister Bonnie Keene of Arlington; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Kenny Wayland, Travis Sakellaridis, Alex Sakellaridis, Tony Dickey, Blake Sandford, Shannon Jones and Dylan Sandford. Honorary pallbearers were to be Leon Moss, Ronnie Harvey, Harold Harvey, Allen Dickey, Mike Sewell and Bob Sewell.

Ruddick, Josh | 1986-2011
Published Thursday, June 23, 2011
Funeral for Josh Ruddick, 24, of Caddo Mills was June 21 at Pecan Grove Church of Christ in Greenville with a graveside service following at Alvord Cemetery.
Ruddick died Friday, June 17, 2011, in Greenville.
Born Aug. 29, 1986, in Denton, he was a general contractor.
He is survived by daughter Jolie Cailyn Ruddick of Lone Oak; mother Reba Kempf and husband, Clyde, of Cash; father Donnie Ruddick and wife, Katrina, of Bridgeport; stepbrothers Dustin Sanders and Clyde T. Kempf; sister Marsha Stephens; stepsisters Erin Ooten, Vanessa Hudgins, Valerie Mein and Vanita Carter; and nieces and nephews.

Ruddick, Michael Ryan | 1996-2011
Published Sunday, May 22, 2011
Ruddick MichaelFuneral for Michael Ryan Ruddick, 14, of Chico is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Crafton Baptist Church with Tom Merritt officiating. Burial is at Crafton Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Ruddick died Thursday, May 19, 2011, in Chico.
Born Nov. 11, 1996, in Denton to Noel and LeeAnn (Hand) Ruddick, he was the valedictorian of his eighth-grade class at Chico Middle School.
Ruddick is survived by his parents of Chico; sister Whitney Buckner and husband, Curtis, of Chico; grandparents Jimmy and Anna Hand of Chico and Vernon and Shelba Ruddick of Alvord; great-grandmothers Bonnie Hand of Chico and Clara Pate of Cut and Shoot; niece Mady Buckner; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers are Terry Hand, Wesley Ruddick, Curtis Buckner, Billy Garza, Jay Whetsell and Scott Turner.
Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at (800) 421-1121, extension 7650, or email tsrhdv@tsrh.org; Children’s Medical Center in Dallas at www.childrens.com; or the Muscular Dystrophy Association at www.mdausa.org/donate.

Ruechel, Agnes Catherine | 1924-2011
Published Saturday, December 17, 2011
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Agnes Catherine Ruechel
Service for Agnes Catherine Ruechel, 87, of Bridgeport will be in spring 2012 in Ontonagon, Mich.
Ruechel died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Ontonagon to Peter and Rose (Hibbeln) Wagner, she was a housewife.
Ruechel was preceded in death by husband Lorn Witt; husband Adolph Ruechel; granddaughter Carla Weber; sisters Celia, Margaret and Dorothy; and brothers Edward, Paul and Richard.
She is survived by daughters Penny Borstad and husband, Karl, of Sheboygan, Wis., Barbara Fritsche and husband, Don, of Runaway Bay, Linda Morrow and husband, Ralph, of Bridgeport, Bernice Ayers of Ocala, Fla., Joyce Hippert of North Carolina and Oma Mae Evans of Conley, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother Carl Wagner and wife, Mary Elizabeth, of Lansing, Mich.; sister-in-law Mary Wagner of Ironwood, Mich.; and other family members.

Russell, Billy Don | 1940-2011
Published Sunday, January 23, 2011
Russell_Billy.jpgMemorial for Billy Don Russell, 70, of Newark was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Newark Church of Christ, where he was a member.
Russell died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 29, 1940, to Claude and Lilly (Isenberg) Russell in Fort Worth, he married Mary Elizabeth Evans in January 1965 at the Newark Church of Christ. He was a retired bonder with Lockheed and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife and daughter-in-law Phyllis.
He is survived by sons Billy Russell and wife, Lee Ann, of Arlington, Bryan Russell of Newark and Andy Lipsey and wife, Traci, of Bedford; daughter Brindle Lair of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; and other family members.

Russell, Nancy Fawver | 1936-2011
Published Sunday, February 27, 2011
Russell NancyA private graveside service for Nancy Fawver Russell, 75, of Decatur was to be held at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was to be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Russell died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 23, 1936, in Plainview to Aubrey Glenn Fawver and Naomi Connelley Fawver, she married Kenneth N. Russell May 5, 1953. She was a blue-ribbon quilter.
Russell was preceded in death by her husband and a great-granddaughter, Kennedy.
She is survived by son Mike Russell; daughters Tanya Holloway and husband, Derwood, and Teena Tedford and husband, Mark; grandchildren Chandra, Kelli, Windy, Levi, Leah, Megan and Grant; great-grandchildren Preston, Nicholas, Alex, Austin, Gage, Carlie, Ella, Zane, Zebb and Jack.

Ryan, Robert | 1917-2011
Published Thursday, August 4, 2011
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Ryan died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Fort Worth.
Born Aug. 1, 1917, in Bridgeport to John and Ethel (White) Ryan, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Ryan was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; sisters Helen Dunn, Dorothy Trammell and Margie Gayle.
He is survived by sisters Pauline Hess of Fairfax, Minn., and Shirley Wynns of Fort Worth; brother Jimmie Ryan of Southlake; nieces and nephews; and extended family.

Saling, Lynn Ray | 1938-2011
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Saling died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 28, 1938, in Decatur to Jay and Inez (Stone) Saling, he married Helen Yvonne in Ardmore, Okla. He was retired from General Motors and ranching. He was a member of Boonsville Cowboy Church.
Saling was preceded in death by his wife Oct. 13, 2007; and sisters Virginia Patterson, Wilma White and Sandra Stone.
He is survived by his children, David Saling and wife, Kim, of Bridgeport, Rhonda Curry and husband, Phillip, of Mesquite, Larry Saling and wife, Laura, of Owasso, Okla., and Lisa Garvin and husband, Cliff, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Brandi, Alesha, Brittni, Crystal, Brooke, Ralph, Lane, Cassie and Landon; great-grandchildren Emily, Hunter, Davis and Alexis; sister Billie Perrin and husband, Frank; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Carl Abseck, Tommy Thompson, Randy Patterson, Rusty Perrin, Mike Patterson and Buddy White. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Perrin, Kenny Lindsey, Colby McClung and Randy Chambers.

Salyes, Margaret Elanor | 1928-2011
Published Sunday, January 30, 2011
Sayles_Margaret.jpgFuneral for Margaret Elanor Sayles, 82, of Bridgeport was Jan. 28 at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with David Burrows officiating. Burial followed in Thomas Cemetery.
Sayles died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in Wichita Falls.
Born April 26, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant to William and Dura (Wright) Garbin, she married Alvie Delmer Sayles May 18, 1946, in Childress. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son Randy Sayles; brothers Clarence Garbin, Alonzo Garbin, Cecil Garbin and Lloyd Garbin; and sisters Mae Garbin and Melba Dee Baze.
She is survived by sons Mike Sayles of Glen Rose, Larry Sayles and wife, Linda, of Oklahoma City, and Jeffrey Sayles and wife, Cindy Webb, of Decatur; daughters Susan Chain and husband, John, of Birmingham, Ala., Janet Barrow and husband, Gary, of Weatherford, Gina Berry and husband, Vince, of Bridgeport and Christina Thorpe and husband, Brad, of Glen Rose; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Leslie Sayles, Wesley Sayles, Kevin Chain, Dirk Fulkerson, Shane Barrow, Jody Barrow and Michael Thorpe.

Sayers, Jacqueline ‘Ann’ Stewart | 1951-2011
Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
Sayers JacquelineMass of Christian burial for Jacqueline “Ann” Stewart Sayers, 59, of Arlington was April 26 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth. Burial was at Mount Hope Memorial Gardens in Livonia, Mich.
Sayers died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Dallas.
Born June 26, 1951, in Dearborn, Mich., to Willi Jackson and Ada Rene Evans Stewart, she married Michael Sayers in 1971 and was a Navy wife for 22 years. They moved to Arlington in 1986. Sayers worked as a safety specialist at the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband; children Genevieve “Genni” Sayers and Brian Sayers; mother; sister Norma Brown and husband, Bill; brother Joseph Carl Stewart and wife, Linda; nephews and nieces.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Medical Foundation, Heart and Lung Fund, 5909 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75309.

Scarborough, Lorena | 1922-2011
Published Thursday, August 4, 2011
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Scarborough died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Gulfport, Miss.
Born June 23, 1922, in Jefferson Island, La., to Clay and Edia (Richard) LeBlanc, she was a retired cook.
Scarborough was preceded in death by brother L.J. LeBlanc; sister Betty Jane Fredrick; and son-in-law Roger D. Gaskill.
She is survived by daughters Bonnie Ann Lassabe of Pass Christian, Shirley Ann Gaskill of Bridgeport and Molly Ruth Meyer of San Antonio; sons Floyd Kenneth Parker of Warner Robins, Ga., John Clayton Parker of Scott, La., George Ellis Scarborough of Saucier, Miss., and Louis Neil Scarborough of Pass Christian; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Schane, Kaitlyn Lynn | 2010
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Funeral for Kaitlyn Lynn Schane, infant daughter of Jason Schane and Nikala Kerr of Rhome, was Jan. 4 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home with a private burial.
Schane was born and died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her parents; sister Jayden Kerr of Rhome; grandparents Michael and Deanna Schane of Paradise and Shannon and Mary Ellis of Rhome; great-grandparents Morris and Clara Cooper of Bonham and Sunny Railey of Fort Worth; numerous aunts and uncles; and one cousin.

Schieme, Dorothy Lillian | 1924-2011
Published Sunday, June 12, 2011
Schieme DorothyFuneral for Dorothy Lillian Schieme, 86, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes in Fort Worth with burial at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Schieme died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Boyd.
Born Nov. 10, 1924, in Lubbock to George and Dora Alexander, she was valedictorian of the Huckabay High School class of 1942. She married Herbert Schieme Dec. 27, 1969, in Fort Worth.
Schieme was a resident of Boyd for 35 years and was employed by General Dynamics as a stenographer for 25 years. She gardened, cooked and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd.
Schieme is survived by daughter Madelyn Hughes and husband, Wayne; stepchildren Mike Schieme and wife, Daisy, and Judith Tong-Allcock and husband, Bud; grandchildren Dax Kepler, Christopher Kepler, Christopher Tong, Mitchell Schieme and Miranda Kay; eight great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces.

Schluter, Dessie Ellen | 1933-2011
Published Wednesday, October 5, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Schluter-Dessie.jpgFuneral for Dessie Ellen Schluter, 78, of Rhome is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Jimmy Withers officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Schluter died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 16, 1933, in Swartz, La., to John Albert Sr. and Lena (Hall) Moseley, she married Bobby Paul Schluter Aug. 19, 1950, in Weatherford.
Schluter was preceded in death by her husband; granddaughter Amy Schluter; brothers Joe Moseley, Leonard Moseley and John Albert Moseley Jr.; and sisters Beulah Mae Randall and Jean Sisley.
She is survived by daughter Nancy Gorden and husband, Robert, of Forney; sons Van Schluter and wife, Shela, of Rhome, Hal Schluter of Copperas Cove and Don Schluter of Rhome; grandchildren Audrey, Chris, Daniel, Joey, Chelsea, Marla, Vanessa, Bobby, Nathan, Christina, Angela, C.H., Tiffany and April; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers George, Charles, James and Clifford Moseley; sister Eddie Marie Williams; sister-in-law Bonnie Schluter-Dickson; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Nathan Schluter, Christopher Schluter, Daniel Schluter, Joey Schluter, Bobby Schluter, Les McGee, C.H. Schluter and Tommy Usrey.
Honorary pallbearers are Van Schluter, Hal Schluter, Don Schluter, Robert Gorden, George Moseley, Charles Moseley, James Moseley and Clifford Moseley.

Schoonover, Frankie Dewayne | 1969-2011
Published Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Schoonover died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Springtown.
Born Dec. 5, 1969, in Fort Worth to Frankie and Maudie (Harris) Schoonover, he married Sherry Mitchell May 17, 2003, in Bridgeport. He was a mobile home transporter.
Schoonover was preceded in death by his mother and sisters Diane McGuire and Regina Trussell.
He is survived by his wife; sons Antonio Galindo and wife, Sasha, and Stephen Galindo, all of Mineral Wells, and Justin Qualls of Denton; daughters Christine Mitchell and Jennifer Dunlap and husband, Brett, all of Springtown; grandchildren Chloe, Caden and Tarah; his father of Boyd; brothers Eugene Trussell and wife, Penny, of Alabama and Charles Trussell of Fort Worth; sister Brenda McGuire of North Richland Hills; and other family members.

Sellers, William B. ‘Scooter’ Jr. | 1952-2011
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Sellers_William_Scooter.jpgFuneral for William B. “Scooter” Sellers Jr., 58, of Wichita Falls was to be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Steve Stout officiating. Burial was to follow at Bowman Cemetery.
Sellers died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Wichita Falls.
Born March 8, 1952, in Fort Worth to William B. and Irma Francis Kaker Sellers, he was a communications supervisor with the Department of Public Safety. He was raised in Bridgeport, where he attended school. He married Deborah Sue Rogers Jan. 16, 1982, in Wichita Falls and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wichita Falls.
Sellers joined the Wichita Falls DPS Oct. 15, 1973, as a communications operator. He was honored with the Regional Commanders Award for his actions during the tornado that struck the town in 1980. On April 1, 1980, he was promoted to supervisor of the police communications facility in Del Rio, and he was transferred back to Wichita Falls in September 1980.
Sellers was also awarded a Highway Patrol Division Chiefs award in 2009 for his help in breaking up a multiple-state theft ring.
He was the most tenured DPS communications supervisor at 37 years and two months, with 30 years, eight months of that time as supervisor.
Sellers is survived by his wife; son Timothy Jay Sellers; and daughter Tiffany Lynn Sellers, all of Wichita Falls; brother Craig Sellers and wife, Zannett, of Bridgeport; sisters Jayne Cantwell and husband, Allen, of Plano, and Jeyne Niblett and husband, Mike, of Denton; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to DPSOA Widows’ Fund, 5821 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752.

Sendak, Tennessee Elisabeth Read | 1914-2011
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sendak TenneseeFuneral for Tennessee Elisabeth Read Sendak, 96, of Huntsville, Ala., is 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Crown Hill Cemetery gothic chapel in Indianapolis with burial to follow. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon before the service.
Sendak died Friday, March 4, 2011, in Huntsville.
Born Dec. 20, 1914, in Ridgely, Tenn., to Thomas Peek and Laura Lucille Read, she lived in Tiptonville, Tenn., until her family moved to Paradise, where she graduated from high school.
Sendak attended Texas Woman’s College and graduated with a degree in education from North Texas State Teachers College, both in Denton.
During college, she was a female vocalist for several swing bands in North Texas.
Sendak taught high school home economics in Waco and met her husband while employed as a home demonstration agent for the Taylor County Extension Service in Abilene. Married in 1942, she and her husband, Theodore L. Sendak, made their home in Indianapolis and later in Crown Point, Ind.
She taught home economics at Crown Point High School and raised their three children.
In 1969, the family moved to Indianapolis when Ted was elected attorney general of Indiana. She relocated to the Huntsville area in 2007.
Sendak was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Meridian Street United Methodist Church (Indianapolis), SCORE Club of Indianapolis and the Salvation Army Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her huband in 1999; brother Thomas Peek Read, Jr.; and sister Doris A. Bogart.
She is survived by children Theodore T. Sendak and wife, Christine, of Madison, Ala., Timothy R. Sendak and wife, Peggy, of Crown Point and Cynthia L. Clark and husband, Bruce, of Madison, Ala.; brother Woodard Tipton Read and wife, Mildred, of Bedford; sister-in-law Mildred Read of Decatur; brothers-in-law Bert M. Sendak and wife, Beatrice, of Munster, Ind., and Ronald M. Sendak of Virginia Beach, Va.
She is also survived by grandchildren Theodore T. Sendak Jr., Robert R. Sendak, Matthew V. Sendak and wife, Hilary, Carrie M. Sendak, Christopher L. Robison and wife, Amber, Catherine E. Sendak and James Read Robison; two great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Theodore L. and Tennessee E. Sendak Family Fund of the Crown Point Community Foundation, P.O. Box 522, Crown Point, IN 46308, or to the Salvation Army, Indiana Divisional Headquarters, 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Seymour, Kay | 1944-2011
Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
Seymour KayNo funeral is planned for Kay Seymour, 66, of Rhome.
Seymour died Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Keller.
Born Oct. 10, 1944, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Leo and Freda (Olmstead) Fry, she was a residential leasing manager.
She was preceded in death by brother Carl Fry; sister Marcella Olmstead; and brother-in-law Lonnie Cates.
Seymour is survived by daughters Leigh Shannon of Rhome, Kimberley Inman and husband, Dickie, of Boyd and Tiffany Seymour and husband, Jamie Pell, of White Settlement; grandchildren Michael Deits and wife, Sylvia, of Boyd, Jackie Deits of California, Dillon Inman of Boyd, Derek Schwieger of Henrietta, and Cody Barrow, Cameron Barrow and Dawson Pell, all of White Settlement; sisters Lilli Ballinger and husband, Bill, of Watauga, Dee Burgess and husband, Harold, of Surprise, Ariz., and Corky Cates of Fort Worth; and other family members.

Shaw, Iris McDaniel | 1925-20011
Published Thursday, February 3, 2011
Shaw IrisFuneral for Iris McDaniel Shaw, 85, of Fort Worth is 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Shaw died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.
Born Oct. 19, 1925, to Charles and Abbey (Barrett) McDaniel, she grew up in Wise County and was a longtime resident of Fort Worth where she was a member of River Oaks Baptist Church. She traveled in her younger years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L.G. “Buck” Shaw, in 1985; and sisters Oleta Maxwell of Wise County and Charlene Greg of Fort Worth.
She is survived by sons Gary Shaw of Midlothian and Barry Shaw of Alvord; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Shawn, Bobby Wayne | 1945-2011
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Bobby Wayne Shawn
Funeral for Bobby Wayne Shawn, 66, of Paradise is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Balsora Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Connell officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Point Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Jones Family Funeral Home.
Shawn died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Decatur.
Born April 27, 1945, in Bridgeport to James “Bud” and Della (Gray) Shawn, he was a retired oil/energy employee. He raised and cared for livestock, farmed and was interested in classic cars. Among other awards, he earned a safe driving award in CDL trucking with more than 2 million miles driven.
Shawn was preceded in death by brothers James Shawn and Jimmy Wayne Shawn and sister Loretta Shawn.
He is survived by wife Dixie; sons Christopher Shawn and Doug Shawn; stepson Jason Pirtle; daughter Shandra Shawn; stepdaughters Kinzie Baginski and Dana Cox; brothers Donnie Shawn, Billy Lee Shawn, Gerald Shawn and Marvin Gray; sisters Gracie Shawn Delay, Linda Shawn Ferguson and Sarah Gray Jackson; and grandchildren Graham Laird and Katy Shawn.
Pallbearers are Charlie McDaniel, Wade McDaniel, Bobby Cantrell, Orville Stone, Justin Hamilton, Wesley Cantrell and Travis Cox.

Shepard, Micah Theron | 1976-2011
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
Funeral for Micah Theron Shepard, 34, of Dodd City was March 17 at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham with Bob Shepard officiating. Mike Dickison gave an eulogy, and burial followed at Forest Grove Cemetery in Telephone.
Shepard died Monday, March 14, 2011, in Bonham.
Family visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham.
Born Nov. 21, 1976, in Oklahoma City, to Joel Arthur and Phyllis Ann (Mooney) Shepard, he worked for Timber Creek Construction, watched sports, was an outdoorsman and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Shepard is survived by son Shayler Carlton Shepard of Decatur; parents of Telephone; sister Liesl Brooke Shepard of Carrollton; fianc e Stacy Nichols and her children, Tyler Lackey and Raigan Nichols, of Dodd City; grandparents Lois Rice of Sherman and Marqurea and Buck Burns of Belton; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Billy Jenkins, Jon Shepard, Robert Nichols, Kyle Jankowski, Jim Carlton and Craig Myracle

Shoop, Glenn Powell | 1921-2011
Published Sunday, May 1, 2011
Shoop GlennGraveside service for Glenn Powell Shoop, 90, of Dallas was April 29 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas officiating.
Shoop died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Dallas.
Born Sept. 1, 1920, in Gracemont, Okla., to Roy A. and Myrtle Goodfellow Shoop, he was a pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and a captain for Braniff International Airlines for 34 years until he retired from flying in 1980.
He graduated from Gracemont High School in 1938 and attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman from 1938 to 1942, leaving one semester short of a degree to join the corps where he was commissioned in 1943 as a first lieutenant, based with the Air Transport Command at Love Field. In 2006, the University of Oklahoma recognized his accomplishments with the OU Regents’ Award.
He was a deacon, junior high boys Sunday school teacher and chapel choir sponsor at First Baptist Church of Dallas where he met his wife, Louise Vollmer Shoop. They were married March 19, 1943, in Dallas.
He was a rancher and farmer who served on the board of the Justin State Bank.
Shoop was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by sister Joyce Shoop Jones of Illinois; children Merilou Shoop Love of South Padre Island, Paul Shoop and wife, Lee, of Malibu, Calif., and Nancy Shoop Jeffery and husband, Estel, of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren Aaron Shoop, Tyler Shoop, Preston Love and wife, Shannon, Luke Love and wife, Jill, Jordan Caver, Tristan Caver, Taylor Shoop, Evan Shoop, Madison Shoop and Logan Shoop; great-grandchildren David Roberts, Audrey Love, Noah Roberts and Jillian Love.
Honorary pallbearers were Orville Rogers, Jack Morton, Jim Erwin, George Sibley, Don Chancellor and Bob Cox.
Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Offering through the First Baptist Church of Dallas.

Shotwell, Thomas Knight | 1934-2011
Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Shotwell-Thomas.jpgGraveside service for Thomas Knight Shotwell, 77, of Dallas was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Vaughan Cemetery in Hillsboro with the Rev. John McCormick officiating.
The former mayor of Runaway Bay died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at his home in Dallas.
Born in 1934, east of Hillsboro to James Douglas (JD) and Bonnie Maurine Shotwell, he graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1951, Tarleton State University and finally Texas A&M University in 1955 with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture.
After working nearly five decades in the agriculture and science industries, Shotwell retired to Runaway Bay in 1999. He was elected mayor in 2000.
In 2001, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Runaway Bay Chamber of Commerce and an honorary firefighter by the Runaway Bay Volunteer Fire Department.
He was publicity chairman of Off 380 Players from 2001 to 2003 and directed West Wise Leadership from 2002 to 2009.
He also served on the advisory board for Weatherford College Wise County and was a member of Bridgeport and Wise County historical societies.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Imogene Plunkett Shotwell, who died 52 days prior to his death.
Shotwell is survived by brother James Lynn Shotwell of Port Lavaca; sister Betty Shotwell Turner Spradling of Menifee, Calif.; daughter Sharon Kay Shotwell Hiss of Carrollton; and grandchildren Janelle Nicole Hiss and Justin Kyle Hiss, both of Carrollton.
Memorials may be made to the Vaughan Cemetery Association, 497 Hill County Road 3111 W., Abbott, TX 76621.

Sibley, Vester Marvin, Jr. | 1924-2011
Published Sunday, July 17, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Sibley-002.jpgGraveside service for Vester Marvin Sibley Jr., 86, of Paradise was to be noon Saturday, July 16, at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington.
Sibley died Thursday, July 14, 2011.
Born July 25, 1924, in Arlington to Vester Marvin Sibley Sr. and Nellie Jane Douglas Sibley, he ran an independent Texaco station and moved from Arlington to Paradise eight years ago.
Sibley is survived by nieces Jane Wilson and Jo Murphy of Paradise; nephews Bob Tate and wife, Linda, of Chico, Jack Tate of Haslet and Bill Bardin and wife, Trudy, of Durango, Colo.; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

Simkins, Keith W. | 1931-2011
Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Simkins-Keith.jpgFuneral for Keith W. Simkins, 79, of Decatur, is 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Decatur with Bishop Joey Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at 2:15 p.m. at DFW National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Simkins died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Bonham.
Born Oct. 31, 1931, in Ursine, Nev., to Waldo and Peggy (Sparks) Simkins, he married Veda Jo Turner Feb. 25, 1968, in Durant, Okla. Simkins was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Simkins and a daughter.
Simkins is survived by his wife; daughters Sherlyn Fackrell and husband, Howard, Jody Anne Simkins and Ginger Martin, all of Nevada, and Vicki McCutcheon and husband, Howard, of Wyoming; grandchildren Amy, Duane, Darrell, Dusty, Alisa, Veronica, Sean and Farah; brothers Frank Simkins and Dan Simkins; sisters Hazel Davis and Murial Martin; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Victor Presher, Glen Philipbar, Tad Billmire, Ken Blankenfeld, Larry Gaston, Steve Dahlbo and Bobby Gaddis

Sitzman, Travis |
Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
Funeral for Travis Sitzman, 14, of Decatur is 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Countryside Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Jeff Tackett officiating. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m.. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Sitzman died Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 10, 1996, in Fort Worth to George Henry Sitzman IV and Marjean Louise Worley, he was a Decatur High School student involved in UIL math and science. He raced motocross.
Sitzman is survived by his father and stepmother, Gina; his mother of Saginaw; sister Leigh Ann Sitzman of Decatur; and other family.

Slaughter, Hazel Jerine | 1943-2011
Published Saturday, November 12, 2011
Funeral for Hazel Jerine Slaughter, 68, of Bridgeport is 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport with Edwin Carlisle officiating.
Slaughter died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born March 9, 1943, in El Paso to S.D. and LaVera Moxon, she married Bill Slaughter June 27, 1965, in El Paso.
Slaughter was preceded in death by a sister and brother.
She is survived by her husband; son Bobby Dee Slaughter Sr. of Bridgeport; daughter Billie Allen of Snyder; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren

Small, Joseph Darwin, Jr. | 1926-2011
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Small_Joseph_Darwin.jpgA private service will be held for Joseph Darwin Small Jr., 84, of Paradise.
Small died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Indianapolis to Joseph Sr. and Gladys Cheek Small, he was a retired quality engineer for LTV-Lockheed and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Jovita Tisalona March 30, 1947, in Los Ba os, Laguna, Philippines.
Small was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Gail Small.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Anita Maynor and husband, John, of Double Oaks, Peggy Looney and husband, Dennis, of Itasca, Pamela Foster and husband, Nathan, of Dawson and Linda Hazelwood of Pine Mills; son Michael Joseph Small of Duncanville; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister Jackie Dee Brown of Dallas; and other relatives.

Smith, Clarence William ‘Bill’ | 1931-2011
Published Sunday, July 31, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Smith-Clarence-William.jpgNo service is scheduled for Clarence William “Bill” Smith, 79, of Boyd.
Smith died Friday, July 29, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 27, 1931, to Harold and Ruby (Newcum) Smith in Red Rock, Okla., he married Lorraine Marie Russell May 17, 1984, in Gainesville. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and he was a Mason.
He was the owner of Smith Oil Company, owned and operated a service station in Wilson, Okla., and was a jobber for Conoco Oil Company.
Smith was preceded in death by stepson Darryl Doherty; brother Jimmy Smith; and sister Shirley Marutzky.
He is survived by his wife; son David Smith of Blue Springs, Mo.; daughter Cynthia Melton and husband, Rick, of Tulsa, Okla.; stepsons Mark Doherty of Pryor, Okla., and Chris Doherty of Duncan, Okla.; stepdaughter Jeanine Benenati and husband, Pete, of Springtown; grandchildren Ian, Tyler, April, Samuel, Lance, LeAnne, Delainey, Grace, Matt and Zac; great-grandchildren Christina, Renee, Ann and Xavier; sisters Helen Hurst, Jean Barrett, Patricia Miller and Kay Ernst; as well as nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at http://www.stjude.org, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or (800) 822-6344.

Smith, George Edward | 1941-2011
Published Sunday, June 12, 2011
Graveside service for George Edward Smith, 70, of Sunset was to be 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Sunset Cemetery, followed by visitation 6 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sunset.
Smith died Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Bowie.
Born May 16, 1941, in Jasper, Fla., to Reaver Albert Smith and Lonnie Mae Robinson, he retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years, during which he achieved the rank of master sergeant and received many medals and awards.
Smith worked for Sears and was a member of First Baptist Church of Sunset.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Jean Smith, in 1997; grandsons Clifford James Camble and Roylee Byerly Jr.; and brother Charles Monroe Smith.
Smith is survived by children Robert Smith and Ann Campbell and husband, Edwin, all of Sunset, Kimberly Sue Benson and husband, Floyd Ray Jr., of Springtown and George Phillip Sanford and wife, Connie Lyn of Bedford; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Smith, Janice Sue | 1942-2011
Published Thursday, September 8, 2011
Memorial for Janice Sue Smith, 69, of Fort Worth was Sept. 6 at Richland Hills Baptist Church. Graveside service was at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Smith died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.
She was born Jan. 16, 1942, in Fort Worth to Robert and Vivian Hanson.
Smith is survived by her husband, Gene, former pastor at First Baptist Church of Decatur; sons Monty and Mark; daughter-in-law Kelly; grandchildren Quaid, Wyatt, Brittany and Kendyl; sister Veda Wilhite; and extended family.
Memorials may be made to Lighthouse for Christ, P.O. Box 8318, Tyler, TX 75711-8318. Designate “Josh Grist Fund” in the memo to support mission work in Mombasa, Kenya

Smith, Jeannine Inez | 1966-2011
Published Sunday, February 13, 2011
Smith JeanineFuneral for Jeannine Inez Smith, 44, of Bridgeport was to be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with Dr. Bill Hughes officiating.
Smith died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born June 5, 1966, in Fort Worth to Kenneth and Fay (Hamlin) Smith, she was a homemaker.
Smith was preceded in death by sister Linda Smith.
She is survived by daughter Janie McGaha and husband, Steven, of Arkansas; sons Wesley Paul Smith and Theodore Forbes, both of Fort Worth, and David Forbes of Bridgeport; grandchildren Daylan, Koda and Keggan; sisters Edith Smith of Arkansas, Tammy Smith of Killeen and Dorothy Crews of Fort Worth; brother David Smith of Fort Worth; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Smith, Lorene Ellis | 1924-2011
Published Sunday, July 3, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Smith-Lorene.jpgGraveside service for Lorene Ellis Smith, 87, formerly of Decatur, is 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. The Rev. John Bart will officiate.
Smith died Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Southlake.
Born April 2, 1924, in Argyle to Lawrence Alvin and Fannie Mae (Sherman) Ellis, she married Robert L. Smith July 29, 1942, and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985; and brother Lawrence Alvin Ellis Jr.
She is survived by son Robert L. Smith Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Plano; daughter Kerry Linda Alderidge and husband, Joe, of Bedford; granddaughters Kayla Wood and husband, Jeffrey, of Lucas, and Kristi Jo Sekora and husband, Daniel, of Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren Jackson Wood, Parker Wood, Elizabeth Wood and Myles Sekora; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 222 Wellborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219, or call (214)559-5000

Smith, Marshall Price | 1952-2010
Published Sunday, January 2, 2011
Smith_Marshall.jpgMemorial service for Marshall Price Smith, 59, of Shawnee, Okla., will be held at a later date.
Smith died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Oklahoma City.
Born Dec. 7, 1952, to William Francis “Bill” and Georgia Bliss (Gwaltney) Smith in Shawnee, he was a truck driver.
Smith is survived by sister Mellissa Roper of Edmond, Okla.; half-brother Wesley Gwaltney of Shawnee; and other relatives.

Smith, Nora Mae | 1920-2011
Published Thursday, May 26, 2011
Smith NoraFuneral for Nora Mae Smith, 90, of Aurora was May 23 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. James Lampin officiating.
Burial was May 24 at Colorado City Cemetery in Colorado City.
Smith died Friday, May 20, 2011, in Arlington.
Born Nov. 25, 1920, in Divide to Hatton Marion and Edna Mae (Hanna) Moore, she married Ned E. Smith in 1936 in Colorado City. She was a retired nurse of 32 years in Colorado City.
Smith was preceded in death by her husband in 1969.
She is survived by sons John Smith and Joe Smith, both of Aurora; daughters Mary Jamison and husband, Tom, of Arlington, and Carolyn Swartling and husband, Leo, of Grand Saline; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and other family members.

Smith, Omar Neil | 1964-2011
Published Sunday, July 24, 2011
Memorial for Omar Neil Smith, 47, of Denton is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Shiloh Church in Flower Mound.
Smith died Friday, July 8, 2011, in Pittsburgh.
Born May 22, 1964, in Mesa, Ariz., to William and Nancy Smith, he was the head tool pusher on a gas drilling rig.
He is survived by daughter Jennifer Smith of Apache Junction, Ariz.; granddaughter Carolynn of Apache Junction; his parents; brother David Smith of Rhome; and nephews

Smith, Orba L. ‘Smitty’ | 1930-2011
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
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Smith died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Denton.
Born July 30, 1930, in Stratford, Okla., to Orba L. and Ethel McDonald Smith, he served in the U.S. Army in 1947 and 1948. He married Betty Jo in 1952 in Clayton, N.M.
Smith lived in Wise County since 1972 and worked in the oil and gas industry. He attended trade days and watched John Wayne movies.
He was preceded in death by his wife; and sons Ronnie Lynn Smith and David Lee Smith.
Smith is survived by grandson David DeNova and wife, Jennifer, of Denton.

Smith, Patricia Gayle ‘Pat’ | 1940-2011
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Smith died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 29, 1940, in Decatur to Nora (Harris) and Lovard Hartsell, she married Ben Smith Jan. 21, 1965. She was a homemaker, retired oilfield office manager and special needs teacher. Smith was salutatorian of her graduating class at Bridgeport High School. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Paradise and the Bridgeport Historical Society. Smith gardened, did woodwork, painted and sewed.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Smith is survived by daughters Cynthia McWilliams Park and husband, Doug, of Cedar Park and Julie Smith Adkins and husband, Cary, of Justin; sister Norma Beville of Bridgeport; and grandchildren Hunter and Breck Adkins of Justin.
Pallbearers were Wayne Berg, Kirby Elenburg, Paul Neu, Carl Smith, Casey Smith, Craig Smith, Blaine Webb and Jarrett Webb.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Paradise, P.O. Box 104, Paradise, TX 76073.

Smith, Rachael Ada | 1930-2011
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011
Smith_Rachel.jpgMemorial for Rachael Ada Smith, 80, of Alvord was Jan. 11 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating.
Smith died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, in Alvord.
Born Oct. 12, 1930, to Ward and Gladys (Pelsor) Roush, she was a police dispatcher for the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and Decatur Police Department. She married Floyd Herbert Smith in 1950 in San Diego.
Smith is survived by sons Floyd Allen and Lyle Warde Smith, both of Alvord, and David Eugene Smith and Mike Range, both of Decatur; brothers James Roush of Chula Vista, Calif., and Hiram Roush of Bonita, Calif.; and seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were active and retired law enforcement officers.

Smith, Robert ‘Smitty’ | 1945-2011
Published Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Robert 'Smitty' Smith
Funeral for Robert “Smitty” Smith, 65, of Decatur is 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home.
Smith died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
Born Dec. 17, 1945, in Fort Worth to Vernon and Mary Smith, he was employed by Shale Tank Trucks. He was an avid NASCAR fan and spent time with his granddaughter.
Smith was preceded in death by brother Vernon E. Smith.
He is survived by wife Betty Smith; son Robert Smith Jr.; daughter LaDona Dewberry; and granddaughter Meadow Smith.

Smith, Robert Thomas | 1926-2011
Published Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Funeral for Robert Thomas Smith, 85, of Azle was Nov. 7 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Burial followed at Winn Hill Cemetery in Jack County.
Smith died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born July 15, 1926, in Jermyn, he was a retired general contractor. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and in the U.S. Army in Korea.
Smith was preceded in death by brothers Louis Smith and Buddy Smith; and granddaughter Christy Smith.
He is survived by wife Francis Shannon of Azle; sons Jack Smith of California, and Lyndon Smith, David Smith, Kevin Smith and Tim Smith, all of Bridgeport; sister Bernice Clay of Jacksboro; brothers Paul Smith of Loving and David R. Smith of Graham; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Smith, Sue Lavern | 1933-2011
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Smith died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Decatur
Born April 5, 1933, in Bowie to Mary (Hogland) and A.W. Weatherford, she was a homemaker and longtime member of the Civic Club and First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.
Smith was preceded in death by sister Phyl Adkins and brother-in-law Cecil Adkins.
She is survived by husband William E. “Bill” Smith; daughters Kim McElhaney and husband, Billy, Tammy Murphy and husband, Ritchard, and Lorie Huslig and husband, Steve; grandchildren Misty Morrow and husband, Trent, Brandie Sparks and husband, Donnie, Stacie Thompson, Katie Smith and husband, Josh, and Will Huslig; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Trent Morrow, Bryson Morrow, Donnie Sparks, Kyle Anderson, Josh Smith, Billy McElhaney Jr., Blaine McElhaney and Will Huslig.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Smith, Wilma | 1925-2011
Published Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Smith died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 15, 1925, in Benjamin to William and Lottie (Simpson) Reed, she married Joe Smith in 1958 in Decatur. She was a retired LVN and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur.
Smith was preceded in death by her husband in November 1981; brother F.C. Reed; and sisters Rosie Howe, Cleva Nell Bunnell and Geneva Boyd.
She is survived by daughter Vicki Turlington and husband, Joe, of Decatur; son James Carter of Decatur; grandsons James Miller, Jeff England, and Jack and Joe Turlington; granddaughters Brooke and Hannah Miller, and Britany, Chloe and Katie Turlington; sister Virginia Renaker; and brother Carroll Reed.
Pallbearers were to be Zach Turlington, Joe Turlington, Tanner Turlington, Michael Renaker, Shawn Howe and James Miller.

Snelling, Sadie Lou Stewart | 1931-2011
Published Saturday, October 29, 2011
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Snelling died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Paradise.
Born Jan. 14, 1931, in Arlington to Dake and Edith Reynolds, she was a lifelong resident of east Fort Worth and graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1948. Snelling was a banker for more than 30 years and spent time with her family.
She was a competitive horse woman who won many playday competitions on her horses Coaley and Dolly. She danced and traveled to Spain, France, Portugal, North Africa, Morocco, Mexico, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and other places. She took care of ill family members and volunteered and attended church at Handley United Methodist in Fort Worth.
Snelling was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, W.T. Stewart, and husband of 13 years, Rex Snelling.
She is survived by son Terry H. Stewart of Springtown and partner, Tim Null, of Paradise; daughters Kellie Jo Patterson and husband, Steve, of Springtown and Karen Falls of Cooper; grandchildren Caitlyn Spence, Garrett Wilson, Susanna Wilson and Kara Wilson; and two great-grandchildren

Solomon, W. ‘Johnny’ | 1964-2011
Published Saturday, December 17, 2011
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Service for W. “Johnny” Solomon, 47, of Bowie will be held at a later date.
Solomon died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born March 19, 1964, in Toledo, Ohio, to James and Jannett (McGrath) Solomon, he was a horse trainer and an oil field roughneck.
Solomon was preceded in death by his father and brother Adam Dean Gibson.
He is survived by daughter Samantha Solomon of Clearwater, Fla.; wife Jole Clark and her children of Bowie; mother Jannett Betts and stepfather, Jimmie, of Bowie; sisters Leslie Eaton and husband, Robert, and Roni Addison and husband, Monty Beggs, all of Bowie; grandmother Margaret Solomon of Clearwater; and nieces and nephews.

Spain, Leora B. | 1919-2011
Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
Spain LeoraFuneral for Leora B. Spain, 92, of Decatur was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Revs. Roy Spore and Johnny Irish officiating. Burial was to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Spain died Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Decatur.
Born March 7, 1919, in Boyd to Charles Ross and Myrtle (Pavillard) Bridges, she married J.Z. Spain April 7, 1939, in Marietta, Okla. She retired as a secretary from A.S.C. and Forest Service in Decatur and was a member of the First United Methodist Women and the Upper Room Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Spain was preceded in death by her husband Nov. 3, 1998; daughter Linda Spain, two brothers and a sister.
She is survived by daughter Janine Lewis and husband, Jack, of Arlington; grandchildren Lance Lewis and wife, Jodie, Amber Tabora and husband, Edwin, and Shelly Stanfield and husband, Blake; great-grandsons Heath and Jes Stanfield and Jackson Tabora; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Sam Renshaw, Bob Carter, Bill Carter, Martin Woodfruff, Roger Bridges and Fred Maples.
Honorary pallbearers were to be Billy Wiley and Sam Erwin.

Spann, Murry Wayne Bradford | 1955-2011
Published Sunday, April 17, 2011
Spann MurryFuneral for Murry Wayne Bradford Spann, 56, of Decatur was April 15 at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Spann died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in Decatur.
Born April 9, 1955, in Sherman to James Lois Bradford Jr. and Anna Merl Reeves, he was adopted by Joseph O’Dell Spann. He was a carpenter and a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his father and adoptive father.
Spann is survived by his mother of Decatur; sisters Eva North and husband, Russell, of Decatur and Diana Spann of Dallas; brother Leland Spann of Decatur; nephews Shawn Grundy and wife, Brenda, of Decatur and Cole Spann of Ponder; and great-nephews London and Hunter Grundy of Decatur.
Pallbearers were John French, Bart Wiley, Jamie Christian, Bill Lewis, Bryan Brown and Steven Bermedez.

Sparks, Thurman ‘Sparky’ | 1936-2011
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Sparks-Thurman.jpgFuneral for Thurman “Sparky” Sparks, 74, of Bridgeport was June 27 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Sparks died Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Oct. 16, 1936, in Chico to Robert and Clara (Boyd) Sparks, he owned Sparks Fina in Bridgeport. He married Mary Sue Murray March 21, 1979, in Bridgeport.
Sparks was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by sons David Sparks and wife, Marilyn, of Peaster, Robert Sparks of Chico and William Sparks Jr. of Bridgeport; daughters Teresa Yates and husband, David, of Bridgeport, Loretta Vess and husband, Royce, of Boyd and Patricia Taylor and husband, Allen, of Bridgeport; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother Larry Sparks and wife, Mary Lou, of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were David Sparks, Robert Sparks, William Sparks, Royce Vess, David Yates, Allen Taylor, Michael Sparks and Jared Sparks

Speight, Delores ‘Darlene’ | 1946-2011
Published Saturday, October 15, 2011
Memorial for Delores “Darlene” Speight, 65, of Bridgeport was Oct. 14 at Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Mausoleum in Bull Shoals, Ark., with the Rev. Terry Hart officiating.
Speight died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born July 7, 1946, in Norfolk, Va., to Theodore Charles and Shirley Mae Sykes Schucker, she took care of her mother until her mother’s death. She was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Speight is survived by son Ted Speight of Saint Mary’s, Ga.; sister Betty Bogart and husband, Jim, of Flippin, Ark.; and grandchildren Corey and Elizabeth Speight.
Memorials may be made to the Bobbie Lou Mae White Scholarship, Texas Tech University School of Law, MS 0004, 1802 Hartford Ave., Lubbock, TX 79409.
Online guestbook is at http://www.kirbyandfamily.com.

Spiller, James Madison | 1932-2011
Published Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Spiller died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Houston.
Born Feb. 2, 1932, in Jacksboro to Kyle and Lee Spiller, he was an attorney for 52 years and practiced with Spiller and Spiller. He owned Spiller Abstract Co., founded by his grandfather in 1888, the oldest family-owned service business in Jack County. Spiller was also an oil and gas operator and a rancher.
He graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1949. Spiller served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls when he met Mary Ellen Hutson. They married Aug. 18, 1956. Spiller earned his bachelor of laws and doctor of jurisprudence degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1959.
Spiller was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksboro, where he was a Sunday school teacher for the Aldersgate Class. He was also an Eagle Scout and served for many years as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 111 of Jacksboro. Spiller served on the Jacksboro School Board and as city attorney for Jacksboro. He was a member of the Jaycees, the Lions Club and the Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce. Spiller was a cancer survivor of 24 years.
He was preceded in death by brothers George, Malcolm and Kyle Spiller.
Spiller is survived by his wife; sons David Spiller and wife, Ginger, and Scott Spiller and wife, Laura, all of Jacksboro; daughter Karen Forbis and husband, Chris, of Decatur; grandsons Mason, Reid, Drew and Kyle Spiller, all of Jacksboro, and Alex and Joel Forbis of Decatur; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 406 N. Main St., Jacksboro, TX 76458; the Jacksboro Community Pool Project, P.O. Box 610, Jacksboro, TX 76458; or to a charity of choice.
Online memorial is at http://www.cokerfuneral.com.

Stailey, Myrtle Lee Erzkus | 1932-2011
Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
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Stailey died Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Rhome.
Born July 9, 1932, in Austin to Ely and Noma (Brown) Erzkus, she was a homemaker and a waitress. She married Sam Stailey Jan. 17, 1961, in Abilene.
She was preceded in death by daughter Linda Lee Willard; brother Buck Erzkus; and sister Catherine Shawnfield.
Stailey is survived by her husband; daughters Jo Ann Willard of Concord, N.C., Gay Lynn Willard of Greensboro, N.C., Judy Stailey of Austin, and Robin McMillan and husband, Matthew, and Jamie Ingram and husband, Gary, all of Rhome.
She is also survived by grandchildren Duffy, Lee, Derek, Stephanie, Josh, Stephan and William; great-grandchildren Emmalee and Katelynn; brother Travis T. Erzkus; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were David Wollever, Matt McMillan, Ricky Calloway, Tim Howe, Stephan Shepard and Joey Stailey

Steagall, Sam D. | 1942-2011
Published Sunday, April 24, 2011
Memorial service for Sam D. Steagall, 68, of Paradise was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Steagall died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 30, 1942, in Olive Hill, Ky., to Samuel and Nellie (Bolling) Steagall, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War. He hunted, raised cattle and read.
Steagall was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley McCoy.
He is survived by his wife Cherry (Brown) Steagall; daughters Doni Caruthers and husband, Skeet, Pattie Davis and husband, Jeff, Tracie Smith and husband, Jerry, and Mandy Steagall; brother Ed Steagall and wife, Marie; sister Clara Reynolds; grandchildren Colton Caruthers, Ashlee Smith, Kaylee Smith and Sammy Davis; and nieces and nephews.

Steele, Irene Jayne | 1973-2011
Published Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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Steele died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in San Diego, Calif.
Born May 3, 1973, in Panorama City, Calif., to Ellen (Johnson) Upton and Brian Upton, she married Chris Steele Aug. 7, 1992, in San Diego. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Chelsey Steele; and son Christopher Steele, all of Alvord; her parents; brothers Steve Upton and wife, Jennifer, of Fort Worth, Gary Upton and wife, Andrea, of Tulsa, Okla., David Upton and wife, Thuy, of New Orleans, and Josiah Upton and wife, Jessica, of Fort Worth; sister Elizabeth Upton of Los Angeles; and extended family.

Stone, Robert Bernard ‘Barney’ | 1945-2011
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
Memorial for Robert Bernard “Barney” Stone, 65, of Trophy Club is 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Stone died Friday, July 15, 2011, in Alvord.
Born Oct. 23, 1945, in Drumheller, Canada, to Charles Ellis and Ellen (Derry) Stone, he was employed by Devon as a subcontractor in seismic operations. He married Sharon Arlene Wilson Aug. 31, 1962, in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada.
He is survived by his wife; son Tracy Edward Stone and wife, Karen, of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada; granddaughters Marissa and Danielle Stone; and brothers John Stone of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and Terry Stone of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada.

Strange, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ | 1930-2011
Published Saturday, October 29, 2011
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Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home.
Strange died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Decatur.
Born April 23, 1930, in Denton to Steve Henry and Cora (McDaniel) Watson, she married Edwin Strange Nov. 6, 1948. She earned an associate’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and was owner and administrator of Hearthstone Nursing Home from 1973 to 1992. She was a member of the Alvord Church of Christ.
Strange was preceded in death by her husband Nov. 11, 2010; son Randy Strange; brothers Seth Watson and Milford Watson; and sisters Leota Conway and Gertrude Lowe.
She is survived by daughter Sandra Strange of Houston; sons Steve Strange of Alvord and Scott Strange and wife, Theresa, of Fort Worth; and granddaughters Alysia Hickman and Tiffany Saddler

Stringer, Delia ‘D.D.’ | 1960-2011
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Graveside service for Delia “D.D.” Stringer, 50, of Fort Worth was to be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Visitation was to be 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Stringer died Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 9, 1960, in Bridgeport to O.H. Russell and Audrey Tackel Russell, she was an engineer with Lockheed Martin. Stringer graduated from Bridgeport High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University. She married Marty Stringer Sept. 10, 1983.
Stringer is survived by her husband; daughter Morgan Stringer; son Mason Stringer; her mother; and sister LeAnna Russell.

Stubblefield, Bernice Mae | 1923-2011
Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
Stubblefield BerniceFuneral for Bernice Mae Stubblefield, 88, of Slidell was to be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Slidell Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Cates officiating. Burial was to be at Slidell Cemetery.
Stubblefield died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Feb. 22, 1923, in Sycamore to William and Sarah (McCarthy) Hesteande, she retired from Slidell Independent School District after 30 years as supervisor of the school cafeteria.
She married Henry Franklin Stubblefield Sept. 21, 1940.
Stubblefield was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 22, 1995; daughter Doris Beasley; son Ricky Stubblefield; sisters Beatrice Boyd and Bertha Baker; and brothers Lorenzo Hesteande and Alfred Hesteande.
She is survived by daughter Linda Bentley of Slidell; brother J.L. Hesteande and wife, Jewel, of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Trey Beasley, Mark Beasley, Jed Beasley, Dean Beasley, Michael Beasley, Don Bentley, Josh Ellison and Jason Ellison.

Surratt, Caren E. Baker | 1944-2011
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Caren E. (Baker) Surratt
Private memorial service will be held for Caren E. (Baker) Surratt, 67, of Irving.
Surratt died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Lewisville.
Born April 6, 1944, in Dallas to Allen M. and Dorothy (Bailey) Baker, she was a longtime resident of Irving. She was a Methodist and retired from Citicorp Inc.
Surratt is survived by children Terri Baker and Katheryn Kirby and husband, Kray, all of Lewisville, LaDonna Paige Metz of Hurst, and Kevin R. Surratt of Dallas; sister Donna Williams and husband, Thomas, of Boyd; grandchildren Jared Surratt, Jessica Surratt, Niki Metz, K. Grace Kirby, Allen (Ace) Surratt, Katy Surratt, Cynthia Surratt and Brandon Surratt; great-grandson Logan Surratt; and nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are Kray Kirby, Jared Surratt, Allen Surratt, Brandon Surratt, Brad Williams, Eric Williams, Nathan Williams, Dylan Owens and Camron Marshell.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Syler, John Thomas ‘Tom’ | 1933-2011
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
Syler JohnFuneral for John Thomas “Tom” Syler, 77, of Denton was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton with Don Browning and Ross Thompson officiating. Burial was to follow at Jackson Cemetery in Krum.
Syler died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Denton.
Born Dec. 22, 1933, in the Allison community in Wise County to Jacob T. and Mary Kathrine Ramsey Syler, he married Doris “Dot” Ann Simmonds Feb. 4, 1956, in Bryan. Syler graduated from Decatur High School and Texas A&M University.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a district sales manager with ACME Brick Co. in Denton. Syler was also a member of the Rotary Club and was a deacon at Singing Oaks Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Rhonda Caraway and husband, Billy, of Denton; son Michael Syler and wife, Lisa, of Denton; and grandson Hunter Caraway.
Memorials may be made to Singing Oaks Benevolence.

Talley, Barbara Nell |
Published Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Talley died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in Rhome.
Born Feb. 1, 1940, in Brownwood to William “Bud” and Doris (Densman) Fisher, she retired from Brink’s Home Security and was a member of LaJunta Baptist Church.
Talley was preceded in death by great-grandson Guage Mollenhour.
She is survived by son Doyle Ray Millhollon and wife, Suzanne, of Fort Worth; daughter Debbie Kaye Styles and husband, Gary, of Boyd; grandchildren Kristin, Donna, Gary Jr., Amanda, Chanda, Derrick, Sierra, Macey and Chase; eight great-grandchildren; brother Wayne Fisher and wife, Joyce, of Brownwood; sisters Estelle Pepper of Granbury and Patsy Harris of Arlington; and other family members.
Pallbearers are Derrick Brister, Chad Ormand, Rick Ramero, Jason Barnes, Gary Styles Jr. and Glen Faris.

Talley, Linda Ann Bates McCormick Barnett | 1943-2011
Published Saturday, October 29, 2011
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Talley died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Paradise.
She was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Shreveport, La., to Alma and James Bates.
Talley is survived by children David, Andra, Tory, Michael, Marvin and Ilene; brother Jim Bates; sisters Lauren West and Terry Lynne Sanders; grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Tant, Nancy | 1938-2011
Published Sunday, June 19, 2011
Graveside service for Nancy Tant, 72, of Woodway was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Moffat Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Hataway officiating.
Tant died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Waco.
Born Aug. 31, 1938, in Temple to Aubrey and Lillian Duncan, she grew up in Decatur, where she attended public school. She worked with children and shared her musical talents.
Tant is survived by children David Kelly Lewis and wife, Mari, and Leslie Megan Lewis-Grant; and grandchildren Alana Hyatt and husband, Michael, James Michael Grant and Kate Grant; great-grandchildren J.P. Hyatt, David Hyatt and Jenna Hyatt.
She is also survived by sisters Audrey Freeman and Teresa Duncan-Mortimer and husband, Bernard; brother Michael Duncan; and an aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Taylor, Bryce Louis | 1993-2011
Published Sunday, January 16, 2011
Taylor_Bryce.jpgMass of Christian burial for Bryce Louis Taylor, 17, of Justin was to be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Good Shepherd Catholic Community Church in Colleyville. Burial was to follow about 3:30 p.m. at Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club.
Taylor died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, in Justin from cancer.
Born Oct. 23, 1993, in Bedford to Tom and Elizabeth Taylor, he was a junior at Northwest High School where he played soccer. Taylor was a member of St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church in Bridgeport and played baseball earlier in his life.
He is survived by his parents, Tom and Brenda Taylor of Justin and Elizabeth and Daron Kirven of Arlington; siblings Richard, Julie, Kris, Marty and Lee; stepsiblings Jason, Phillip, Justin, Dj and Kionna; grandparents Leo and Margery Frederick; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Taylor, Tye Ande | 1930-2011
Published Thursday, September 8, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Taylor-pic.jpgFuneral for Tye Ande Taylor, 81, of Bridgeport will be held at a later date in Ten Sleep, Wyo.
Taylor died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.
Born Sept. 4, 1930, in West Palm Beach, Fla., to Edna May (Rhine) and Rolla Dotson Taylor Jr., he retired from the U.S. Navy. He worked for RCA as a computer instructor and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Taylor was preceded in death by son Mark Taylor.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Emily Taylor of Bridgeport; daughter Penny Rhone, grandsons Zane and Troy Taylor, and daughter-in-law Lorraine Taylor, all of Ten Sleep; sister Marie Riley and husband, Jimmy, of Bridgeport; and other family members in Texas and California.

Taylor, Walter Ray | 1926-2011
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Taylor-W.jpgFuneral for Walter Ray Taylor, 85, of Sunset is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Fred Ferren officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Taylor died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Denton.
Born July 2, 1926, in Greenwood to Ida Mae (Jones) and Grover Ed Taylor, he served in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and married Leona Stevens in Vernon in 1958. Taylor was a farmer and a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church in Chico.
He is survived by his wife; sister Lillie Sherman; daughters Janie Cunningham and Jolene Taylor; sons James Taylor and Robert Taylor; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are Scotty Taylor, Michael Taylor, Paul Taylor, Kenney Thomas, Stevie Cunningham and John Stockton. Honorary pallbearers are Aaron Freisleben and Charlie Kirkland

Tennison, Danny William | 1964-2010
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Graveside service for Danny William Tennison, 45, of Decatur was to be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Tennison died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 31, 1964, in Friona to Carl and Neora June (Talent) Tennison, he was a farmer.
Tennison is survived by his mother of Bridgeport; brothers Bobby Tennison and T.J. Tennison, both of Decatur, and Carl Dewayne Tennison of Phoenix; and sister June Jones of Park Springs.

Terrell, Kenneth Wayne, Sr. | 1934-2011
Published Thursday, July 7, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Terrell-Kenneth-002.jpgFuneral for Kenneth Wayne Terrell Sr., 77, of Clyde was July 5. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla.
Terrell died Friday, July 1, 2011, in Clyde.
Born Feb. 4, 1934, in Wewoka to Grady and Beatrice Hopkins Terrell, he graduated from Wewoka High School in 1952 and attended East Central College in Ada.
Terrell entered the U.S. Army at Fort Chaffee, Ark., in 1954. He made rank to master sergeant and was given a direct field commission to first lieutenant. He received promotions to captain, major and chief warrant officer I, II, III and IV, and was the first to earn 13 different ranks.
Terrell married Barbara Ann Baker July 19, 1954, in Fort Chaffee. He taught Sunday school and military classes at the University of Oklahoma and served as president of the Lions Club and Little League Baseball of Arkadelphia, Ark. He was an Oklahoma Sooners fan, spent time with his family and friends and went bowling and golfing.
Terrell is survived by his wife, Dorothy Terrell of Seminole, Okla.; son Kenneth W. Terrell Jr. and wife, Vicky, of Decatur; daughters Ronda Hatchett and husband, Byron, of Clyde, Tammy Watts and husband, William, of Texarkana, and Karen Hudgens and husband, James, of Shreveport, La.
He is also survived by grandchildren Duke, Josh, Heath, Grady, Jed, Blake, K.J., Trey, Matt, Mason, Jaxon, Jenny, Emily, Nicole and Alexandria; great-grandchildren Duke III, Harley, Tucker, Nolan, Faith, Lexi, London, Madison, Aubrey and Peyton; brothers Raymond Terrell and wife, Ulrike, of Kansas City, Mo., and Ronald Terrell and wife, Bobbi, of Warsaw, Mo

Terry, Elsina | 1934-2011
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
Funeral for Elsina Terry, 77, of Bowie is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Bowie with Justin Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Ringgold Cemetery.
Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
Terry died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Bowie.
Born March 14, 1934, in Bowie to Shedrick and Belle (Whatley) Pittman, she married Raymond Terry March 5, 1951, in Henrietta. She listened to music and fished.
Terry was preceded in death by son Timmy Bo Terry; five brothers; two sisters; and grandson Phillip David Terry.
She is survived by her husband; children Jimmy Terry and wife, Carolyn Sue, of Bowie, Rex Terry and wife, Linda, of Springtown, and Mickey Terry and Bobby Terry and wife, Cinny, all of Bellevue; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother Eddie Pittman and wife, Faye, of Bowie and Richard Pittman of Lipan; and nieces and nephews.

Tharp, Deana | 1936-2011
Published Sunday, January 9, 2011
Tharp_Modena.jpgFuneral for Deana Tharp, 74, of Boyd was Jan. 7 at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Wiltcher officiating. Burial followed at Eternal Oaks Cemetery.
Tharp died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born May 7, 1936, in Deport to Bruce and Mary Lucille (Williams) Young, she was a machinist at Archie Franks Machinist in Southlake. She married Earl Tharp Oct. 28, 1969, in Denton and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Bridgeport.
Tharp was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Guess.
She is survived by her husband; brother Bill Young of San Angelo; sisters Kayla Daniel of Fort Worth, Nancy Gunter of Clovis, N.M., and Laquita Liles of Haskell; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to United Pentecostal Church of Bridgeport, 1032 CR 3214, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Thomas, Bernice | 1918-2011
Published Thursday, January 27, 2011
Thomas_Bernice.jpgGraveside service for Bernice Thomas, 92, formerly of Boyd was to be Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Thomas died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Deport.
Born July 19, 1918, in Red River County to Archie D. and Elva Mae White Roberts, she was employed by General Dynamics in Fort Worth and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter in Boyd.
She married John Royce Thomas in 1938 in Deport.
Thomas was preceded in death by her husband in June 1972; and siblings Velma Mae Parker, Helon Dunn, Ruby Rodgers, Grayson Roberts, Wayne Roberts, Bill Roberts and Maxie Roberts.
She is survived by sister Betty Rodgers of Deport; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thompson, Alesha Michelle | 1982-2011
Published Wednesday, November 23, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Thompson-Alesha.jpgNo service is planned for Alesha Michelle Thompson, 29, of Boyd.
Thompson, who was pregnant with twins, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in Boyd.
She was born July 3, 1982, to Loye and Brenda (Lawson) Thompson in Dallas.
Thompson was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by husband Alfred Prentice Sr.; sons Matthew Isaac and Joshua Ryon Prentice of Boyd; stepchildren Howard Prentice of Pelican Bay, Alfred Prentice Jr. and wife, Linda, of Watauga, Sarah Chrysler and husband, Chris, of Azle; grandchild Larrie Lou Prentice; mother Brenda Michel and stepfather, Doran, of Azle; brother Michael Michel and wife, Vanessa, of Azle; stepbrothers Christopher Michel of Little Elm, Jason Michel of Azle and Allen Michel of Azle; and other family members

Thompson, Dessie Mae | 1918-2011
Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Thompson-Dessie.jpgFuneral for Dessie Mae Thompson, 92, of Alvord, was Oct. 24 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Bird and Coley Fry officiating. Burial was at Jonestown Cemetery.
Thompson died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 7, 1918, in Alvord to James Samuel and Mecia (Johnson) Reagan, she married J.W. Thompson Aug. 14, 1937, in Alvord. She retired from nursing at age 80 after 30 years. Thompson worked for the late Ben Merritt for 19 years. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church since 1939 and taught the Ladies Bible Class for 50 years.
Thompson was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Jeanette Thompson; son Wayne Thompson; and brother Jay Reagan.
She is survived by son Jim Thompson and wife, Rosie, of Alvord; grandchildren Jim Thompson Jr., Sherri Counts, Bill McDaniel, Tish Wright and Jerri Thompson; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Maxine Reagan; and a niece.
Pallbearers were Steven Counts, Jon Tracy, Michael Counts, Jordan Brannon, Tyler Carston, Dillon Thompson, Clint Wright and Josh Thomas.

Thompson, Mickey ‘Mick’ Lynn | 1971-2011
Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
Funeral for Mickey “Mick” Lynn Thompson, 39, of Rusk was Sept. 12 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville with Danny Coffee officiating. Burial was at Atoy Cemetery.
Thompson died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Waco.
Born Nov. 19, 1971, in Levelland to Roy and Lorraine Thompson, he was a Cummins mechanic and repaired heavy machinery.
Thompson was preceded in death by grandparents Leroy and Irene Thompson.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Thompson, of Alvord; his parents; sons Jamey Thompson and Keith Thompson of Huntsville, Ark.; stepsons Mark Justin Urango II and Elijah Urango of Alvord; sisters Amy Brown and husband, Richard, of Springtown and Denise Goldey and husband, Keith, of Canton; and grandparents Robert and Nora Bratton of Rusk.

Thompson, Sandra McCook | 1950-2011
Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Thompson-Sandra.jpgGraveside service for Sandra McCook Thompson, 61, of Decatur, was to be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Gerre Joiner officiating.
Thompson died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 16 1950, in Abilene to Charles and Mary (Johns) McCook, she was a licensed vocational nurse.
Thompson is survived by sons Michael Howerton and wife, Amanda, of Houston, Tony Howerton and wife, Renee, of Royce City and Eddie Howerton and wife, Jennifer, of Decatur; daughter Miranda West of Gainesville; grandchildren Ella and Jacob West and Gabriella, Natalie, Faith, Tony, Emma, Elissa and Jenna Howerton; and extended family.

Thornton, Ina Gladys | 1912-2011
Published Sunday, July 31, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Thornton-Ina.jpgFuneral for Ina Gladys Thornton, 99, of Chico was July 29 at First Baptist Church in Chico. The Rev. David George officiated and the Rev. Larry Potts assisted. Burial followed at Chico Cemetary.
Thornton died Tuesday July 26, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born July 6, 1912, in Delta County to Francis and Maude (Johnson) Cates, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Chico.
Thornton was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Thornton; daughter Frances Sowell; brothers Clarence, Eunice and Elmer Cates; and sisters Nettie Bennington, Ima Adams and Lillian Grant.
She is survived by sons Buddy Thornton and wife, Darlene, of Chico, Roy Thornton of Arlington, Tom Thornton of Haslet and Dennis Thornton of Irving; daughters Ada Beth Clark and husband, Johnny, of Marlow, Okla., Judy Darnell of Las Cruces, N.M., and Fern Foster of Granbury; stepdaughter Lucille Huckaby of Paris, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Pallbearers were Troy Clark, James Gillum, Jeff Clark, Trevor Richard, Ryan Thornton, Todd Hufstutler, Trenton Sowell, Jake Sowell and Clayton Sowell.

Thornton, L.V. | 1929-2011
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
Thornton_LV.jpgMemorial for L.V. Thornton, 81, of Boyd is 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Collinwood Nursing and Rehab Facility in Plano.
Thornton died Monday. Jan. 17, 2011, in Plano.
Born Dec. 30, 1929, in Meadow to C.K. and Claire Thornton, he was a retired auto body repairman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Thornton.
Thornton is survived by daughters Debbie White of McKinney and Cathy Thornton and Marcie Watson, both of Waco; brother Alvin Leon Thornton of Big Sandy; grandchildren Brian Stephens, Brandon Stephens, Brad Lungwitz, Meagan Gaessler, Rheanna Gaessler, Will Gaessler and Brittani White; great-grandchildren Triston Stephens, Dilan Stephens, Kieran Stephens, Kaiya Stephens, Corbin Stephens and Landen Gunn.

Throneberry, Sandra Kay | 1948-2011
Published Thursday, August 11, 2011
Graveside service for Sandra Kay Throneberry, 63, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Sycamore Cemetery.
Throneberry died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born May 2, 1948, in Vernon to Jackson M. and Julia Francis (Allen) Miles, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by sister Betty Jones and brother Bobby Jones.
Throneberry is survived by daughter Cynthia Love Newton and husband, Harolson, of Rural Hall, N.C.; sons Stephen Tate of Amarillo and James Vaughn and wife, Samantha, of Decatur; and grandchildren Heather Ann Tate, Bradley Vaughn, Harley Vaughn and Casey Marie Larkins.

Tidwell, Billy Frank | 1934-2011
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Tidwell-Billy.jpgFuneral for Billy Frank Tidwell, 77, of Chico, was Oct. 9 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Clyde Austin officiating. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Tidwell died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Chico.
Born Aug. 1, 1934, in Grapevine to Robert and Pearl (Emery) Tidwell, he married Kathy Grayson Oct. 4, 1991, in Bridgeport. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Delta Airlines after 33 years. Tidwell was a longtime resident of Boyd.
He was preceded in death by son Tony Tidwell and brothers Ottice, John and Thaddeus Tidwell.
Tidwell is survived by his wife; sons Randy Tidwell of Corpus Christi, Larry Tidwell and wife, Susan, of Alvin, Dennis Tidwell and wife, Leesa, of Boyd, John Caraway of Bowie and Lynn Caraway of Boston; daughters Peggy Tidwell Jernigan of Bridgeport and Deanna Poole and husband, Gregg, of Decatur; grandchildren Chris, Kelly, Lil Randy, Steve, Jason, Candace, Whitney, Maegan, Shelbi, Casey, Cody and Austin; great-grandchildren Brett, William, Jacob, Isabell, Laramie, Brody, Maddie and Lacey; sisters Marie Grant of Hurst, Ramah Jo Wood of Grapevine and Nancy Widner of Graham; nieces; nephews; and extended family.
Pallbearers were Chris Tidwell, Randy Tidwell, Jason Jernigan, Casey Caraway, Cody Caraway and Austin Poole.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at (800) 342-2383 or http://diabetes.org

Tierney, Patrick John Edward | 1948-2011
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Tierney-Patrick.jpgMemorial service for Patrick John Edward Tierney, 62, of Paradise is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. David Rucker officiating.
Tierney died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 3, 1948, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Alvin and Betsy (Ross) Tierney, he was a computer system administrator at CDI Corp. He married Christie Lee Yancey Jan. 5, 1968, in Rye, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Army. He owned Paradise Arms and was a member of the National Rifle Association and Parker County Gun Club.
Tierney was preceded in death by brothers Edward Tierney and Hank Tierney.
He is survived by his wife; son Michael Patrick Tierney and wife, Heather, of Paradise; daughter Erin Elizabeth Cornett and husband, Terry, of Paradise; grandchildren Rebecca, Megan, River and Jozy; and other relatives

Tindol, Ray | 1925-2011
Published Sunday, August 21, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Tindol-Ray.jpgGraveside service for Ray Tindol, 85, of Decatur was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Ken May officiating.
Tindol died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 19, 1925, in Cady to Daniel and Annie Mae (Ray) Tindol, he was a retired teacher and rancher. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Howard Payne University, and married Eva Ray Hawkins June 17, 1972, in Decatur.
Tindol served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon his return from the service, he began his teaching career. He taught math and science at Three Rivers, Pleasanton, Beeville, Calallen, Mathis, Tilden and Decatur. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Decatur.
Tindol was preceded in death by brother Neville Tindol and sister Myrna Paradis.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Sandy Tindol of Decatur; and brother Dan Tindol of Brownwood.

Tipton, Robert Lee | 1942-2011
Published Sunday, January 30, 2011
Tipton_Robert.jpgGraveside service for Robert Lee Tipton, 68, of Paradise was to be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Paradise Cemetery with the Rev. David Kelly officiating.
Tipton died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Corinth.
Born Aug. 12, 1942, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Gerald William and Marjorie Elizabeth (Butler) Tipton, he married Sharon Jo Turpin Jan. 15, 1965, in Buena Vista, Colo. Tipton was a building contractor and former president of the Idaho Paint Horse Association. He served in the United States Air Force and was a Baptist.
Tipton is survived by his wife of Paradise; daughter Mirenda Lowery and husband, Greg, of Paradise; sons Bryan Tipton and Wayne Tipton, both of Paradise; and 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Wayne Tipton, Bryan Tipton, Greg Lowery, Zachary Tipton, Clifford Turpin and Danny Turpin.

Toles, Jennifer Lynn | 1985-2011
Published Thursday, February 24, 2011
Toles JenniferFuneral for Jennifer Lynn Toles, 25, of Haltom City was to be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Mary Fortner officiating. There was to be a private family burial.
Toles died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Bedford.
Born June 17, 1985, in Bedford to Danny Ray and Cynthia (Crabtree) Pruitt, she married Joshua Alan Toles May 23, 2009, in Fort Worth. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2009 with a bachelor of arts degree in education. She was a teacher.
She was preceded in death by grandfathers Jimmy Pruitt and William Crabtree.
She is survived by her husband; son Slade Toles of Haltom City; parents of Fort Worth; sister Danielle Pruitt of Fort Worth; grandmothers Juanita Pruitt of Bedford and Sybil Crabtree of Pittsburg; and aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were to be Joey Bryan, Blake Bryan, Josh Lesinski, Shea Cassiday, Lucas Potter and James Harris.

Toten, Lilly Louise | 1918-2011
Published Sunday, May 15, 2011
Toten LillyFuneral for Lilly Louise Toten, 92, of Decatur was May 10 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Horton officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Toten died Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 25, 1918, in Rhome to Alford William and Lou Emma (Taylor) Berg, she married Dexter Toten April 11, 1939. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 35 years.
Toten was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Carolyn Pewitt; granddaughter Penny Jackson; son-in-law Teddy Jackson; and six brothers.
She is survived by daughter Wanda Foster and husband, Glen, of Decatur; grandchildren Craig Jackson and wife, Diana, of Decatur, Toni Hutchins and husband, Greg, of Cross Plains, and Steve Foster and wife, Diana, of Saginaw; great-grandchildren Marsha Keating, Philip Fortenberry, Aleisha Clark, Scott Jackson, Paige Foster and Blake Foster; five great-great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Scott Jackson, Craig Jackson, Greg Hutchins, Steve Foster, Parker Clark and Philip Fortenberry. Honorary pallbearers were Bob and Ray Blackburn.

Town, Donald ‘Slapout’ | 1932-2011
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Town-Donald.jpgFuneral for Donald “Slapout” Town, 79, of Bridgeport was Nov. 28 at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Dimmitt officiating. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Town died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 17, 1932, in Shattuck, Okla., to Perry and Edna (Bigelow) Town, he married Margaret Heinsohn April 9, 1960, in Arnett, Okla. He was a truck driver for Rumco Trucking for 54 years.
Town was preceded in death by son Dale Town.
He is survived by his wife; son Danny Town of Bridgeport; daughters Debbie King and husband, Skip Fisher, of Bridgeport and Jolene Skaggs of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Pike of Piedmont, Okla.; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Ed King, Wayne King, Shannon Blake, Mark Hendricks, Bobby Starnes and Mike Pike. Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Stamey and Larry Clemmons.

Trail, W.C. | 1918-2011
Published Thursday, July 7, 2011
Funeral for W.C. Trail, 93, of Decatur was July 4 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Trail died Friday, July 1, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 29, 1918, in Van Zandt County to Claude Burton and Betty Elizabeth (Craddock) Trail, he was a retired farmer and welder. He married Clara Bell McGar Nov. 17, 1937, in Benjamin.
Trail was preceded in death by his wife; son Jackie Trail; five brothers; three sisters; sons-in-law Owen Lee Henry and Lonnie Onis Davis; and daughter-in-law Sandra Trail.
He is survived by daughters Patricia Ann Henry of Mount Ida, Ark., and Barbara Davis of Houston, Ark.; sons Frank Trail and wife, Pat, of Runaway Bay and Sammy Trail and wife, Judy, of Weatherford; grandchildren Laura Lee, Teresa Cage, Bobby Trail, Rodney Trail, Jesse Trail, Charles Trail, Nina Trail, Loyd Mills, Jimmy Mills, Tammy Noble, Brian Trail, Angie Baker, Sammy Summers, Mark Summers and Monty Summers; sister Pearl Hudson of Aubrey; and great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Tim McGar, Larry Alevy, Jerry McGar, Steve McCrary, Dwayne McCrary and Terry Hines.

Tranchina, Salvatore A. ‘Pops’ | 1932-2011
Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
Service for Salvatore A. “Pops” Tranchina, 78, of Newark will be held at a later date.
Tranchina died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Dallas.
Born Dec. 22, 1932, in Boston to Ida Romano and Joseph Tranchina, he was a retired maintenance mechanic. He attended Boston public schools. Tranchina fished, gambled, cooked and watched football.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Tranchina; and sisters Josephine Mangum and Vincenza Belletti.
Tranchina is survived by daughter Kimberley Benitez of Lewisville; stepsons Stuart Shaffer of Methuen, Mass., and Marc Shaffer of Merrimac, Mass.; son Scott Tranchina; former son-in-law Florencio Benitez; grandchildren Michael Benitez, Elisa Benitez and Florencio Benitez Jr.; four step-grandchildren; brothers Donald Tranchina and Louis Tranchina, both of Massachusetts; and nieces and nephews.

Troutman, Roy A. | 1960-2011
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Troutman_Roy_A.jpgVisitation for Roy A. Troutman, 50, of Newark was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Troutman died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 23, 1960, in Fort Worth to Robert Sr. and Sharon (Pinneke) Troutman, he was a fork lift operator for Louisiana Transport.
Troutman is survived by daughter Tiffany Sellers and husband, Ronnie Jr., of Newark; grandson Ronnie Roy Sellers; brothers Luther Troutman Jr. and wife, Wendy, and Leon Troutman and wife, Gloria, all of Newark, and Larry Joe Troutman and wife, Vickie, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tucker, Sandy Gid ‘Sand Man’ | 1958-2011
Published Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tucker SandyMemorial service for Sandy Gid “Sand Man” Tucker, 52, of Azle is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the home of Vicki and Ron Fowler.
Tucker died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Azle.
Born May 2, 1958, in Lubbock to Reginald and Alice (Gregg) Tucker, he worked in aircraft maintenance.
Tucker was preceded in death by sister Shirley Mae Godbey.
He is survived by sisters Rowena Hogan and husband, Larry, of Borger, Roxzanna Dumond of Azle, and Vicki Fowler and husband, Ron, of Haslet; daughter Megan Ziegenfuss and husband, Jason, of Azle; granddaughter Kaylee Ziegenfuss; nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Tucker, Seabird Ernest | 1925-2011
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Tucker-Earnest.jpgFuneral for Seabird Ernest Tucker, 86, of Paradise was Aug. 23 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Sam Starr officiating.
Tucker died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Paradise.
Born June 4, 1925, in Sidney to William and Blanche (Petty) Tucker, he was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Tucker.
Tucker is survived by daughter Janice Sanders and husband, Earl, of Paradise; son Ernest Dale Tucker of Decatur; grandchildren Joe Tucker and wife, Misty, Cole Tucker and wife, Rhonda, David Tucker and wife, Angela, Blake Tucker and wife, Tracie, and Michael Tucker and wife, Amy; 10 great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Pauline Williams; and other relatives.

Turner, Bobby Farrar Chambers | 1926-2011
Published Saturday, November 19, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Turner-Bobby.jpgGraveside service for Bobby Farrar Chambers Turner, 85, of Aledo was Nov. 17 at Alvord Cemetery with the Rev. Kyle Davis officiating.
Turner died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in North Richland Hills.
Born Aug. 7, 1926, in Nobility to Ivy and Minnie (Holcomb) Farrar, she married Stuart Turner in August 2001 in Bedford. She was a homemaker.
Turner was preceded in death by stepson Robbin Chambers.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Bobette Dodd and husband, James, of Aledo; grandson Chris Dodd and wife, Nancy, of Euless; great-grandchildren Nicole and Dustin Dodd; and other family members.

Vaught, Danny Lee | 1930-2011
Published Thursday, September 22, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Vaught-Danny.jpgFuneral for Danny Lee Vaught, 80, of Boonsville, was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Father Gonzo and Father Jacob were to officiate. Burial was to follow in Boonsville Cemetery.
Born Nov. 3, 1930, in Archer City to Basil and Naoma (Knight) Vaught, he married Betty Jean Myers June 2, 1951, in Jacksboro. He was a production supervisor at Mitchell Energy and was a rancher. Vaught was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by son Mark Wayne Vaught; grandson Michael Duane Vaught; and brother Phillip Dwayne Vaught.
He is survived by his wife; sons Phillip Vaught and wife, Maggie, of Waco and Josh Vaught and wife, Sarah, of Grapevine; daughters Teresa Vaught Shaw and husband, Doug, of Lovelady and Lacasey Casillas and husband, Jesse, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Daniel Vaught, Christopher Vaught, Allen Vaught and wife, Donna, Erik Payne, Michelle Vaught and Melissa Litzkow; great-grandchildren Morgan, Jonathan, Cole, Camden, Shelby, Ethan and Cameron; and other family members.
Pallbearers were to be Daniel Vaught, Chris Vaught, Allen Vaught, Don Bessinger, Erik Payne and Rick Zellars.

Vega, Juana | 1934-2011
Published Saturday, October 1, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Vega.jpgFuneral for Juana Vega, 77, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Juan Rodas and Eulojio Puebla officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Vega died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 6, 1934, in Villa Union, Coahuila, Mexico, to Juan and Patrocinia (Hernandez) Melchor, she married Leopoldo Vega in Decatur. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; granddaughter Leticia Lara; and brother Sergio Rodriguez.
Vega is survived by son Eliazar Torres and wife, Leonarda, of Decatur; daughter Cristina Vega Chapa and husband, Arnulfo, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Patty Casias and husband, Carlos, Cristina Cantu and husband, Fernando, Nelson Lara, Maribel Torres, Liliana Torres, Aracely Fraga and husband, Ivan, all of Decatur, and Alberto Torres and wife, Avelia, and Eliazar Torres Jr., all of Sanger; great-grandchildren Vanessa, Isabella, Julian, Alexia, Julyssa, Zoe, Marc, Jacob, Alina, Isaac, Brianna, Fabian, Mathew and Dylan; brothers Jesus Rodriguez of Mexico and Jacobo Rodriguez of Decatur; sister Rosa Elda Rodriguez; and great-great-granddaughter Malorie.

Vernia, Jo Ray | 1948-2011
Published Sunday, July 17, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Vernia-Jo-Ray.jpgService for Jo Ray Vernia, 63, of Boyd will be held at a later date.
Vernia died Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born June 30, 1948, in Quincy, Ill., to Ralph and Barbara (Jarome) Breuer, she was a cook. She married Terry L. Vernia in 1968 in Battle Creek, Mich.
Vernia was preceded in death by son Michael Breuer; granddaughter Sarah Starbird; and sister Dorothy Thompson.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Wendy Zupancic of Boyd; grandchildren Terry, Jesse, Michael, and Lacy; and sisters Mary Mills and Ann Swank, both of Battle Creek.

Vess, Jerry Glenn | 1956-2011
Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Vess-Jerry-newspaper.jpgFuneral for Jerry Glenn Vess, 54, of Boyd was 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at First Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Vess died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 14, 1956, in Decatur to James and Mildred (Hatley) Vess, he married Rebecca Hufhines June 10, 1977 in Crowley. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boyd and was part-owner of V & V Roofing.
Vess was preceded in death by his brother, James Vess, and his sister, Betty Winders.
He is survived by his wife; son Jerry Vess of Boyd; daughter Tiffany Vess of Boyd; brothers Robert Walker and wife, Evelyn, of Azle, Darryl Vess and wife, Nancy, of Newark, and Don Walker and wife, Sam, Dean Vess, Gordon Vess and wife, Sherry, Royce Vess and wife, Loretta, and Ronald Vess, all of Boyd; sister Lavern Minton of Boyd; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Joe Paul Bounds, Kevin Vess, Corey Vess, Derek Minton, Shawn Vess and Jake McConnell. Honorary pallbearer was Buddy Hatley.

Vick, Lori Anne | 1963-2011
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
Memorial for Lori Anne Vick, 48, of Rhome is 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Saginaw.
Vick died Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 12, 1963, in Dallas to James C. and Lois Yvonne (Williams) Vick, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Robbie Vick.
She is survived by her father of Kaufman; sons Jeremy Smith of Saginaw and Mathew Menard of Wichita Falls; daughters Jamie Smith of Saginaw, Leanne Menard of Lewisville and Ashley Terrien of Justin; grandchildren; and other family members

Wagner, Ruth Ann (Ferguson) | 1934-2010
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wagner_Ruth_Ann.jpgMemorial for Ruth Ann (Ferguson) Wagner, 76, of Paradise is 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at First Baptist Church in Cottondale.
Wagner died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in Decatur.
Born July 9, 1934, in Traverse City, Mich., to adopted parents Claude and Florence Billett, she married Eugene Wagner Dec. 13, 1975, in Tawakanie. She was a retired bookkeeper for Color Tile, a member of the National Association of Riding Clubs and Sheriff’s Posses and a former president of the Azle Riding Club.
Wagner is survived by her husband of Paradise; daughters Janet Barker and husband, Tommy, of Weatherford, Jennifer Bryan and husband, Bobby, of Tylertown, Mo., and Judy Richardson of Fort Worth; grandchildren Jason, Sky, Joann, Christy and Katherine; and six great-granchildren.

Waldon, Mary Margaret |
Published Saturday, December 3, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Waldon.jpgMemorial service for Mary Margaret Waldon, 53, of Whitehouse was Nov. 23 at Gateway Community Church in Granbury with the Rev. Glenn Waldon officiating.
Waldon died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Whitehouse.
Born Feb. 10, 1958, in Ravenswood, W. Va., to John Brady and Christene Waldon, she was a truck driver. She danced, spent time with family and her dogs and was an Elvis fan.
Waldon was preceded in death by her brother, William Andrew “Andy” Waldon.
She is survived by daughters Angela Coslow and husband, Bobby, of Rhome and Billie Jo McCanless of Granbury; grandchildren Megan, Shelby, Johnathan and Tyler Coslow and Savanah McCanless; her father of Whitehouse; brother Glenn Waldon and wife, Karen, of Bridgeport; nieces; and other loved ones.

Walker, George Dennis | 1943-2011
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Walker-George.jpgFuneral for George Dennis Walker, 68, of Aurora is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Clifford Gowens, Mike Montgomery and Eddie Hicks officiating.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Walker died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 17, 1943, in Shelby County, Tenn., to Clarence Ivan and Edna Mae (Moak) Walker, he moved to Texas in 1965 to pursue his call to preach. Walker married Eleanor Lee Norwood July 2, 1966. He was ordained at Mt. Zion Church in Fort Worth Nov. 28, 1976, and pastored the New Hope Church in Fort Worth for 21 years.
Walker was an inspector for the former Southwestern Lab in Fort Worth. He was a member of Primitive Baptist Church in Fort Worth and served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife; son Tony Walker of Aurora; daughter Stephanie Nickens and husband, Michael, of Newark; brothers Robert Walker of Clinton, Ky., Carley Walker of Dresden, Tenn., and Clyde Walker of South Fulton, Tenn.; sister Miriam Hicks of Fulton, Ky.; and grandsons Keith, Walker and Riley Nickens.
Pallbearers are Michael Nickens, Russell Nickens, Matthew Nickens, Ronnie Mallow, Dale Walker, Joe Walker, Derek Boen and Keith Nickens

Waller, Paul Edsel | 1924-2011
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Waller-Paul.jpgFuneral for Paul Edsel Waller, 87, of Alvord was Nov. 15 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial followed at Blue Bonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville.
Waller died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 13, 1924, in Dallas to Edgar Nathan and Bertha (Burnett) Waller, he married Vanara Jane Smith Nov. 10, 1968, in Madill, Okla. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and Korea.
Waller retired from American Airlines as an aircraft mechanic after 37 years. After his retirement, he ranched and raised Black Angus cattle.
Waller was preceded in death by son Edgar John Waller; daughter Paulette Sprouse; and brother Don Waller.
He is survived by his wife; son Don Waller and wife, Sherry, of Morgan; daughter Debra Tuttle and husband, David, of Southlake; sister Janet McGlamery of Houston; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wise County Unit, P.O. Box 428, Decatur, TX 76234.

Walling, Dorothy Mae | 1920-2011
Published Sunday, August 14, 2011
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Walling died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, in Decatur.
Born March 16, 1920, in Kemp to James and Cora (Lightfoot) Heffington, she was a retired owner and operator of a convenience store. She married J.V. Walling Jr. in Oklahoma and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996; granddaughter Kathleen Walling; and brother Durwood Heffington.
She is survived by son James Walling and wife, Lana, of Briar; grandchildren Tracey Buckingham and husband, Britt, of Auburn, Ala., and Deborah Manson and husband, Todd, of Locust Grove, Ga.; great-grandchildren Anna, Maddie and Ethan; and brothers Ted Wagner and Jessie Wagner.
Memorials may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, 570 S. Hitt St., Boyd, TX 76023.

Wallis, A.O. ‘Wally’ | 1928-2011
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Wallis-A.O..jpgFuneral for A.O. “Wally” Wallis, 82, of Rhome was Oct. 11 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Wallis died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Alvarado to Othie and Aline Wallis, he worked at West Texas Produce and Teague Lumber Co. in Fort Worth.
Wallis was preceded in death by wife Arness “Nez” and siblings William Oliver, Ruby Nell and Bobby Glen.
He is survived by sons Anthony Wallis and wife, Sandy, Lenny Wallis and wife, Chris, and John Wallis and wife, Glenda; daughters Barbara Witt and husband, Don, Connie Lani and husband, Abraham, and Shana Moore and husband, John; grandchildren Brian, Nathan, Eric, Tyler, Matt, Melanie, Misti, Shelly, Danny, Brad, Chad, Tim, Michele, Jennifer, Zachary, Logan and Landon; 37 great-grandchildren; former son-in-law Steve Decker; and former daughter-in-law Kathy Barnard.

Ward, Russell Gordon | 1963-2011
Published Saturday, November 26, 2011
Funeral for Russell Gordon Ward, 48, of Clarksville, Tenn., was Nov. 21 at McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home in Clarksville with full-military honors burial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, Ky.
Ward died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn.
Born Feb. 19, 1963, in Baltimore to Barbara Louise Pope Garde and Gordon Melva Ward, he was a service manager for Walmart Auto Center. He served in the U.S. Navy and was of Episcopalian faith.
Ward is survived by his wife, Angela Beck Ward, of Clarksville, formerly of Decatur; daughters Brittney (Jerick) Guinto of Fort Hood and Victoria Walker of Trezevant, Tenn.; brother Arthur Garde III of Prince Frederick, Md.; sisters Regina Francis of Baltimore, Louise Lloyd of Pasadena, Md.; granddaughter Alliyah Grace Guinto; and sister-in-law Debbie Tanner and mother-in-law Mary K. Clark, all of Decatur.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.NaveFuneralHomes.com.

Warner, Nyoka Darlene | 1942-2011
Published Sunday, April 3, 2011
Warner NyokaGraveside service for Nyoka Darlene Warner, 68, of Decatur was April 1 at Wizard Wells Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Warner died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 1, 1942, in Wise County to A.J. and Gladys (Ivy) Rogers, she was a homemaker. Warner drove a school bus, was a seamstress and was a member of Gospel Assembly in Fort Worth from 1973 to 1993. She also volunteered with children and the elderly and in her church kitchen.
Warner was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth J. Rogers.
She is survived by her father of Wizard Wells and other relatives.

Wasson, Jessie Bryan ‘Chief’, Jr. | 1933-2011
Published Sunday, July 17, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Wasson-Jessie-Bryan.jpgFuneral for Jessie Bryan “Chief” Wasson Jr., 78, of Bowie is 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at First Baptist Church of Bowie.
Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
Graveside service is 1 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Potosi Cemetery in Abilene. Visitation will follow immediately at Potosi Baptist Church in Abilene.
Wasson died Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Wichita Falls.
Born Jan. 22, 1933, in Abilene to J.B. “Jake” and Linda Gertrude (Sterling) Wasson, he graduated from Abilene High School in 1950. He was licensed to the gospel ministry by the First Baptist Church of Bowie Oct. 15, 1975, and received a pastoral ministries diploma from the Seminary Extension Institute of the Southern Baptist Convention Sept. 21, 1982.
Wasson married Shirley Mazy Feb. 4, 1956, in Abilene.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force May 23, 1951, and received a direct commission as first lieutenant from the U.S. Army Feb. 20, 1968. He retired from the Army Reserve Feb. 28, 1986, and transferred to the U.S. Army retired list as a major with credit for 42 years of military service on his 60th birthday.
Wasson was also a former Abilene police lieutenant, Texas peace officer, Bowie chief of police and a retired special agent/safety investigator for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bowie. He rode horses.
Wasson is survived by his wife; daughters Donna Bean and husband, Willie, of Alvord and Brenda White and husband, Darwin, of Chico; granddaughters Tara Knarr and husband, Matt, of Decatur and Delise White of Bridgeport; grandsons Bryan White of Chico, Pfc. Brandon Wasson of Schweinfurt, Germany, and John Bean and wife, Erin, of Fort Worth; great-grandson Jessie Knarr of Decatur; mother-in-law Louise Mazy of Bowie; and other family members.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund in Bowie, in care of the funeral home.

Watkins, Billy ‘Bedbug’ | 1931-2011
Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
Watkins BillyGraveside service for Billy “Bedbug” Watkins, 79, of Lake Bridgeport was April 8 at East Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Vick officiating.
Watkins died Monday, April 4, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born April 23, 1931, in Walters, Okla., to Claude and Zora (Bowen) Watkins, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired truck driver. He married Eva B. Bogart Oct. 13, 1961, in Gainesville and attended Lake Bridgeport Baptist Church.
Watkins was preceded in death by grandson Adam Watkins; and brothers Doyle Watkins and Willard Watkins.
He is survived by his wife; sons Billy Watkins of Paradise, Rocky Watkins and wife, Karin, of Sherman and Joshua Watkins of Denton; daughter Tonie Watkins of Irving; grandchildren Amanda Madera, Matthew Watkins, Ashley Watkins and Kari Kate Watkins; sister Nadine Rayborn of Weatherford; great-grandchildren Xander and Dorian Madera; and other relatives.

Watkins, Nadine Cundiff | 1928-2011
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Watkins-Nadine.jpgGraveside service for Nadine Cundiff Watkins, 83, of Bridgeport, was Oct. 30 at East Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Watkins died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in Denton.
Born Sept. 1, 1928, in Paducah to Joseph and Frances (Barnett) Cundiff, she married Doyle Watkins Dec. 29, 1946, in Anton. She was a manager for Mr. Busters for 10 years.
Watkins was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 31, 2006; daughter Linda Kay Crawford; brothers Bill Cundiff, Oren Cundiff and Oneil Cundiff; sisters Lillie McGrew, Cleo Burt, Ruby McGrew, Marcell Cundiff and Lola Cundiff.
She is survived by son Mike Watkins and wife, Becky, of Sanger; grandchildren Belinda Watkins of Fort Worth, Kelli Sumners and Casey of San Angelo, Darrin Watkins and wife, Felisha, of Corsicana, and Chad Bynum and wife, Jennifer, of Bridgeport; great-grandchildren Zachary and wife, Brooke, Raven, Kelsey, Kendall, Rebeckah, Billy, Shyanne and Savana; brother Jack Cundiff; sisters Francis Davis and Marie Leister; and other family members.

Watson, C.G. | 1925-2011
Published Saturday, November 5, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Watson-CG.jpgGraveside service for C.G. Watson, 86, of Decatur, is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Aurora Cemetery with Eddie Montgomery officiating.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Watson died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 25, 1925, in Tom Bean to Everett and Sally (Reese) Watson, he married Virginia Nov. 27, 1952, in Sherman. Watson served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed small motor repairman. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Boyd.
Watson was preceded in death by his wife in June 2005.
He is survived by daughters Jerhea Nail and husband, Jim, of Aurora, and Marquita Pack and husband, Britt, of Boyd; grandchildren Farah Nail, and Michael Nail and wife, Briana, of Bowie; great-grandchildren Trevor, Olivia, Jordan and Jaylen, all of Aurora; brother E.C. Watson Jr. of Bells; and other family members.

Weehunt, Rhynold Lee | 1930-2011
Published Thursday, February 24, 2011
Weehunt RhynoldFuneral for Rhynold Lee Weehunt Sr., 80, of Holland was Feb. 21 at the First Baptist Church in Holland with Michael Fortson and Danny Shaver officiating.
Weehunt died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Holland. A graveside service with military honors followed at Holland Cemetery.
Born Oct. 17, 1930, at Morgan to Roy Loyd and Bernice Weehunt, he married Bobbie Adell Cooper April 8, 1955, in Weatherford. Weehunt served in the U.S. Air Force and after being discharged in 1952, he worked for Western Electric. He became a manager at Comanche County Telephone Co. in 1978 and retired in 1992. He began his telephone career in Wise County in 1958.
Weehunt owned a peanut farm, was a deacon in the Church of Christ, a volunteer fire chief and a member of Rotary International and the Decatur Jaycees. He fished and traveled.
He was preceded in death by brother Bobby Elvin Weehunt.
Weehunt is survived by his wife; son Rhynold Lee Weehunt Jr. of Brownwood; daughter Connie Adell Weehunt-Hagood of Holland; grandsons Shannon Knox Hagood and wife, Betty Lisa, of Holland, Rhynold Lee Weehunt III of Odessa and Michael Madison Weehunt of Houston; great-grandson William Knox Hagood of Holland; brother Ben Roy Weehunt; and sister Reta Ann Weehunt Shaver.
Pallbearers were Rhynold Weehunt Jr., Shannon Knox Hagood, Rhynold Weehunt III, Michael Madison Weehunt, John Hansen and Tony Sladecek.

Weger, Marion Arnold | 1949-2011
Published Sunday, March 13, 2011
Memorial service for Marion Arnold Weger, 61, of Dallas, formerly of Paradise, was to be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Paradise Church of Christ. Sam Starr was to officiate.
Weger died Monday, March 7, 2011, in Dallas.
Born Nov. 28, 1949, in Bridgeport, to Edgar and Pauline Weger, he was self-employed and owned a vintage clothing store in Dallas named Gratitude. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of North Texas in Denton and attended Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Weger listened to music, bought antiques and vintage clothing, read books and played games with his family.
He was preceded in death by his partner, Don Dent of Dallas; and brother Jody Weger of Dallas.
Weger is survived by his mother, Pauline Shannon of Bridgeport; brother David Shannon of Paradise; sister Paula Copeland and husband, Jon, of Bridgeport; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Welch, Doyle W. | 1933-2011
Published Thursday, June 23, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Welch003.jpgFuneral for Doyle W. Welch, 77, of Copperas Cove, formerly of Bridgeport, was June 20 at First Baptist Church in Copperas Cove with Mark Kemp officiating. Burial followed at North Santo Cemetery in Santo.
Welch died Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Copperas Cove.
Born Aug. 23, 1933, in Weatherford to Doyle S. Welch and Iona B. (Hamilton) Welch, he married Melba Jo Noonkester June 28, 1951, in Portales, N.M.
He had a doctoral degree in theology and was a member of First Baptist Church in Copperas Cove.
Welch was Past Master of Santo Masonic Lodge No. 836 A.F. & A.M., a Shriner, a board member for the Welch Foundation, a member of the Copperas Cove Quarterback Club, the Copperas Cove Lions Club and America’s Drug Free Productions.
He was an All-State basketball player and officiated basketball games, including games in the Southwest Conference. He also played Minor League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Welch was preceded in death by sister Helen Jo Daniel; and grandchild Chad Evan Welch.
He is survived by his wife; sons Gary Wendell Welch and wife, Faith, Jackie Steve “Jack” Welch and wife, Carol, and Tracy Doyle Welch and wife, Sheri, all of Copperas Cove; brothers Carol Duane Welch of Keller and Ronnie Gerald Welch of Baird; and grandchildren Joshua Doyle Welch, Steven Lee Welch, Daniel Russell, Kaylee Joleen Welch, Caleb Thomas Welch and Matthew Hunter Welch.
Pallbearers were Joshua Doyle Welch, Steven Lee Welch, Daniel Russell, Caleb Welch, Glynn Powell, Jim Copeland, Dale Ables and Mike Wilburn.
Memorials may be made to the Welch Foundation, 2846 Tonkawa Road, Copperas Cove, TX 76522 to benefit and assist children.

Wells-Hall, Dreama | 1947-2011
Published Sunday, June 26, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Hall-Dreama.jpgMemorial for Dreama Wells-Hall, 64, of Springtown will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at DFW National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Hall died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 18, 1947, in Mount Airy, N.C., to Emmett and Inez (Burchet) Wells, she was a retired health inspector for the Tarrant County Health Department. She married James Allan Hall Nov. 20, 1965, in Des Plaines, Ill., and moved to Fort Worth with him in 1970.
Hall graduated from the University of North Texas and was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Unit 70, in Decatur. She cooked and gardened and was an organ donor.
She is survived by her husband; sons James Hall and wife, Aria, of Germany and Jason Hall and wife, Sara of Houston; grandchildren Mallory, Chloe and Connor; sister-in-law Carolyn Mulkay; brother Ron Wells and wife, Sheila; and nieces.
Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

West, Judith Lorraine Miles | 1942-2011
Published Sunday, January 16, 2011
West_Judith.jpgFuneral for Judith Lorraine Miles West, 68, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with Hal Kinkeade officiating. Burial is at Garvin Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.
West died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 27, 1942, in Fort Worth to Eldridge Kinchelo and Una Gertrude (Nunn) Miles, she married Bobby West Feb. 14, 2004, in Boyd. West was a retired cashier for Town Talk Foods in Fort Worth. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Decatur and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by daughter Cheryl Ogle Boyer; and sister Dorothy Johnson.
West is survived by her husband; daughters Cindy Heaslet and Shelly Huston, both of Fort Worth; grandchildren Johnny Ogle, Michael Heaslet, Amy Heaslet, Chase Huston, Nicholas Boyer, Ethan Campbell and Sarah Branton, all of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren Jeremy, Ian, Mia, Cadynce, Cayden and Callan; stepchildren and step-granchildren; brothers Eldridge Miles of Addison and Jimmy Miles of Garland; sisters Barbara Hunter and Sue “Baby” Branton, both of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Johnny Ogle, Chase Huston, Robert Taylor, Tommy Branton, Paul Branton and Nicholas Boyer.

Westbrook, Weldon C. | 1945-2011
Published Thursday, July 7, 2011
Funeral for Weldon C. Westbrook, 66, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at Jeter and Son Funeral Home in Dallas. Burial with military honors will follow at 11:15 Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Westbrook died Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Decatur.
Born March 15, 1945, in Sulphur Springs to Weldon and Marie (George) Westbrook, he joined the Marines in 1966 and served until he was wounded in 1968.
Westbrook was a member of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He fished, camped and collected coins.
He was preceded in death by brother Billy Wayne Westbrook.
Westbrook is survived by brother Ronald Westbrook and wife, Brenda; sister Barbara Farley and husband, Steve; sister-in-law Josephine Westbrook; nephews Michael Westbrook and wife, Stephanie, Rodney Westbrook and wife, Stacy, and Larry Collins and wife, Laura; nieces Patricia Westbrook and partner, Vicki Brannon, Stacie Brooks and husband, John, and Kathy Westbrook; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Western, Leah Paulette | 1978-2011
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Western-Leah-pic.jpgFuneral for Leah Paulette Western, 32, of Chico is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at New Beginnings Church in Chico with burial to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3. Jack Skidmore will officiate, and visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Western died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 16, 1978, in Fort Worth to Terry and Carolyn Western of Chico, she was a graduate of the University of North Texas and Regent University in Virginia. She counseled victims of sexual violence and family violence. She also participated in mission trips.
Western was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lamar and Oneita Cole, and J.T. and Martha Western.
She is survived by her parents; sisters Cynda Western Felini and husband, Michael, of Anna, Katrina Wiggins of Wichita Falls and Melissa Himes and husband, Nathan, of Arlington; brother Ethan Western; and nieces and nephews.

Wetzel, Freda Jo | 1933-2011
Published Sunday, July 10, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Wetzel.jpgA private service was held for Freda Jo Wetzel, 77, of Denton.
Wetzel died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Denton.
Born Dec. 12, 1933, in Stigler, Okla., to Myrtle Robinson, she married James Woodrow Wetzel in 1956 in Claremore, Okla. She traveled with her daughters, was a retired bank teller at University State Bank and was a member of Chisholm Trail Antique Farm Equipment Club and Crosstimbers Community Church in Argyle.
Wetzel is survived by daughters Lisa Fergason and husband, James, and Annette Schroeder and husband, Scott; grandchildren Sydney Schroeder and Christopher Wetzel; and sister Addiene Scherer.

Whatley, Thomas Edmond, Jr. | 1924-2011
Published Wednesday, November 9, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Whatley-Thomas.jpgFuneral for Thomas Edmond Whatley Jr., 87, of Paradise is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Newark Church of Christ with Mike Boaldin officiating. Burial will follow at Cottondale Cemetery.
Whatley died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Paradise.
Born Oct. 8, 1924, in Haslet to Thomas Edmond Sr. and Addie (Hooten) Whatley, he married Dorothy McAnally Oct. 8, 1948. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was a retired insurance claims supervisor and a member of the Newark Church of Christ.
Whatley was preceded in death by daughter Mary Kitsy Whatley-Runyan.
He is survived by his wife; son Thomas Edmond Whatley III of Denton; daughters Sherri Taylor and husband, David, of Newark and Kim Spatz and husband, Steve, of Paradise; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister Wanda Perry of Boyd.
Pallbearers are Zack Whatley, Michael Whatley, Chris Wilson, Matt Taylor, Matt Marshall and Derek Dobbs.

Whisenant, Sandra Jean | 1938-2011
Published Saturday, December 3, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Whisenant_Samdra.jpgMemorial service for Sandra Jean Whisenant, 73, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Todd Parks officiating.
Whisenant died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 2, 1938, in Vernon, she retired from Poco Graphite after 18 years and was a member of Crossroads Church. She married Buddy Howard Whisenant in September 1971.
Whisenant was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Sharon Ruth Whisenant; grandson Nathan Don Baker; and brother Robert Glover.
She is survived by daughters Arina Campbell and husband, Joe, of Chico and Jeanna Driver and husband, Joe, Katrina Bruce and husband, Robert, and Vicki Whisenant, all of Decatur; grandchildren Michael and Kimberly Vess, Joseph Campbell, Preston Randon, Levi and Brandon Whisenant, Daja Banks, Robert Ahlstrand, Jennifer Herring and Juan Aarro; great-grandchildren Peyton, Ariana, Vanden and Ty Vess, Rain and Twister Randon, Malachi Banks, and Jayden Ahlstrand; and sister Patricia Bennett.
Memorial service for Sandra Jean Whisenant, 73, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Todd Parks officiating.
Whisenant died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 2, 1938, in Vernon, she retired from Poco Graphite after 18 years and was a member of Crossroads Church. She married Buddy Howard Whisenant in September 1971.
Whisenant was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Sharon Ruth Whisenant; grandson Nathan Don Baker; and brother Robert Glover.
She is survived by daughters Arina Campbell and husband, Joe, of Chico and Jeanna Driver and husband, Joe, Katrina Bruce and husband, Robert, and Vicki Whisenant, all of Decatur; grandchildren Michael and Kimberly Vess, Joseph Campbell, Preston Randon, Levi and Brandon Whisenant, Daja Banks, Robert Ahlstrand, Jennifer Herring and Juan Aarro; great-grandchildren Peyton, Ariana, Vanden and Ty Vess, Rain and Twister Randon, Malachi Banks, and Jayden Ahlstrand; and sister Patricia Bennett.

White, Guinn Charles | 1921-2011
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
Private graveside service for Guinn Charles White, 89, of Decatur was March 1 at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg.
White died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 15, 1921, in Ferris, Okla., to Charles and Helen (Leddon) White, he earned his master’s degree in education from Huntington College in Montgomery, Ala. He was a retired principal and a major in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
White is survived by daughter Guinda Derrico and husband, Joseph, of Viera, Fla.; grandchildren Lisa Knutson and husband, Michael, of Rockledge, Fla., and David Lahaie of East Greenbush, N.Y.; and great-grandsons Zachary Knutson of Rockledge and Spencer Lahaie of East Greenbush

White, Herbert Wallace | 1924-2011
Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
White HerbertFuneral for Herbert Wallace White, 86, of Decatur was to be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur with Monty Tuttle officiating. Burial was to be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
White died Monday, May 2, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Greenwood to Elisha Dee and Laura Lee (Wilson) White, he was a retired dairyman and farmer and a member of Central Fellowship Church. He married Mildred Ruby Heath April 23, 1944, in Greenwood. White served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946.
He was preceded in death by his son, Herbert Wallace White Jr.; brothers Alvin D. and Jessie White; and sisters Fay Goodger, Bonnie Wainscott and Alene Crunk.
White is survived by his wife; son Danny White and wife, Shirley; daughter Brenda Hughes and husband, Lowell; grandsons Rodney White and Aaron Hughes, all of Decatur, and Heath White of Pennsylvania; granddaughters Jana Rosenbaum and husband, David, and Kimberly Brazier, both of Decatur; great-grandchildren Zachary White of Gainesville, and Jared Brazier, Landen Brazier, Jakob Rosenbaum, Jagger Rosenbaum and Lily Rosenbaum, all of Decatur; brother Harold White and wife, Bonnie; sister Margie Wilson and husband, Wayne; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Mike Savage, Jimmy Cunnius, Bill Wiley, James Craft, Gordon Ploeger and Terry Rendleman. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Bastain, Garland Ray Lipsey and Carl Greer.
Memorials may be made to Central Fellowship Church, Building Fund, 2950 W. Hwy. 380, Decatur, TX 76234.

Whitehead, James C. |
Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Whitehead died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Denton.
Born Dec. 3, 1924, in Rhome to John R. and Myrtle (Moore) Whitehead, he married Lossie Larue Jordan Nov. 20, 2000. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. and was a welder and member of Trinity Baptist Church in Rhome.
Whitehead is survived by his wife; stepson Ricky Wacasey of Newark; step-grandchildren James Lee, Richey, Chris, Bryan, Mark and Vickie; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Whitson, Catherine | 1927-2011
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
Whitson CatherineFuneral for Catherine Whitson, 83, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, at First Baptist Church in Alvord with Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial is at Fairy Cemetery in Fairy.
Whitson died Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Bowie.
Born June 13, 1927, in Dallas, she was a retired nurse and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.E. Whitson; daughter Nicola Kay Deel and grandson Phillip Don Deel.
Whitson is survived by daughters Toni Davis and husband, Rick, and Karen Adams and husband, Steve; grandchildren Lisa Whitten and husband, Richard, Staci Inman and husband, Mike, Jennifer Griffin and husband, Bandy, Melody Cooper and husband, Alan, Shelly White and husband, Floyd, Aaron Tarver and wife, Allison, Kim Prox, Jeremy Davis, Kendall Adams and Logan Lambert.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren Cheyanne Whitten, R.C. Whitten, Tiana Inman, Ryan Inman, Hailea Thompson, Jaicea Thompson, Brennan Griffin, Christopher Perdue, Cody Perdue, LaShae Prox, Jessica Prox and Abby White; and great-great-grandson Landon Wedgeworth.

Williams, C.L. ‘Big Willie’ | 1936-2011
Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
Williams CecilFuneral for C.L. “Big Willie” Williams, 74, of Boyd was April 8 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home with Dan Bellar officiating. Burial followed at Keeter Cemetery.
Williams died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Boyd.
Born Nov. 7, 1936, in Keeter to Clint and Thelma (Haygood) Williams, he married Frankie Ann Read Feb. 4, 1982, in Mineral Wells. He owned and operated C.L. Williams Trucking Co.
Known as “Big Willie” by his trucking friends and “the granddaddy of truck drivers” by others, he spent 30 years hauling rock. He drove for Womack Trucking of Bridgeport, Bill Garland Trucking of Boyd and other trucking companies out of Bridgeport. Williams had 17 years of safe driving while being leased to Moore Transportation of Fort Worth and won the Golden Medallion Award from the Sand and Gravel Motor Carriers Association Inc. for excellence in the safe and professional operation of a commercial vehicle for 1989.
He began his own business, C.L. Williams Trucking, and sold it in 1990. After he retired Williams reminisced about “the good old days” of rock hauling in the ’60s and ’70s. He said it wasn’t much fun in the 1980s because there were too many new rules, regulations and a highway patrol every mile. He believed in the Lord.
Williams was preceded in death by brother-in-law Earl Reed.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Thresia Ann Crisp and husband, Henry Wayne, of Decatur, Kerrie Lee VanHoose and husband, Billy Edward Martin, of Bridgeport and Robin Ann Williams of Plano; grandchildren Kendell North, Cheryl Martin, Tanya Martin, Joe Lynn Andrews, Chance Crisp and Ethan Crisp; great-grandchildren Avery, Aspen, Aiden, Brody, Chevelle, McKinsley, Shea and Garrett; brother Sammy Ray Williams and wife, Pam, of Keeter; sister Sally Ruth Williams Reed of Boyd; and other family members.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Kendell North, Cheryl Martin, Tanya Martin, Joe Lynn Andrews, Chance Crisp and Ethan Crisp.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Garland, Sammy Coker, Leroy Cook, Virgil Bolin, J.D. Erwin, Bill Kemp, Curtis Turk Jr., Charles Cox, Donald Etter, Sammy Lee, Chat Williams, Carl Williams, Leon Coleman and Tommy Ernest.

Williams, James Carroll | 1930-2011
Published Saturday, October 22, 2011
No service is scheduled for James Carroll Williams, 81, of Rhome.
Williams died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in North Richland Hills.
Born Oct. 15, 1930, in West Palm, Fla., to James and Thelma (Franklin) Williams, he married Doris Lorene Norman Jan. 6, 1953, in Cairo, Ga. Williams retired from driving for Greyhound Bus Lines after 34 years and served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife; sons James Walter Williams of Tallahassee, Fla., Danny Carroll Williams of Rhome and Gregory Alan Williams of Florida; brother John Williams and wife, Roberta, of Cairo, Ga.; and other family members.

Williams, Jason | 1979-2011
Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
Funeral for Jason Williams, 31, of Nocona was April 8 at White Family Funeral Home in Bowie with Robbie Bosley officiating. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Williams died Monday, April 4, 2011, in Valley View.
Born Nov. 19, 1979, in Aurora, Colo., he graduated from Alvord High School in 1998 and attended Wyotech Automotive School. He worked for Vann Energy in Forestburg and was employed by Pat’s Trucking in Bridgeport. He drew and had an interest in automotive paint and body work. He also watched his sister coach Forestburg Longhorn basketball games.
Williams was preceded in death by his father, Frank Williams.
He is survived by parents Ronnie and Brenda LaCour of Sunset; sister Sarah Williams of Nocona; brothers Tommy LaCour of Euless and Chance LaCour of Fort Worth; fianc e Fati Esparza and her daughter, Natalie Gomez of Forestburg; grandfathers Leabert LaCour of Oakwood and Arthur McClure of Bowie; and aunts, uncles and a niece.

Wilson, Frances Ruth | 1918-2011
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wilson_Frances_Ruth.jpgFuneral for Frances Ruth Wilson, 92, of Weatherford is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation was to be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Wilson died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, in Weatherford.
Born July 25, 1918, near Cottondale to James Loyd and Ella Frances Read Bivens, she married Thomas Jefferson “Hack” Wilson, also of Cottondale, Dec. 24, 1938. The couple moved south of Boyd and established a farm that they worked together until Tom’s death in 1987. Frances continued to farm, raise cattle and oversee operation of Wilson Farm on her own into the 21st century.
She is survived by children Gloria Bedford and husband, Melvin, of Springtown, Thomas Wilson and wife, Margie, of Boyd and Treva Wilson of Fort Worth; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

Wilson, George Roland | 1936-2011
Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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George Roland Wilson
Funeral for George Roland Wilson, 75, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Revs. Tracy Epting and Ken May officiating. Burial will follow at Sycamore Cemetery.
Wilson died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 25, 1936, in Greenwood to George Edward and Mary Sofia (Malcolm) Wilson, he was a graduate of Slidell High School and received his master’s at North Texas State University in Denton. Wilson served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and married Sandra Kay Gordon May 14, 1965.
He retired from Decatur ISD in 1987 after 25 years as a teacher and school administrator. Wilson was a longtime farmer and rancher in Greenwood and was a fan of the Slidell Lady Hounds basketball team.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 27, 1997.
Wilson is survived by daughter Charland Stephens of Greenwood; granddaughters Kendal Stephens of College Station and Katy Stephens of Greenwood; brother Bobby Wilson of Decatur; sisters Bernice Ashley of Corinth, Jeanette Pair of Tyler and Margaret Jones of Forth Worth.
Pallbearers are Frank Maxwell, Neal Fortenberry, Kenny Shaw, John Gibbon, Tom Goode, Brent Williams, Rex Maxwell and Ralph Amyx. Honorary pallbearers are Rodney Mote, Allen Ray Young, Bud Enis, J.E. Carson, Bob Mote and William Lewis.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wise County Unit, P.O. Box 428, Decatur, TX 76234.

Wilson, Jake | 1945-2011
Published Sunday, July 10, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Wilson.jpgNo service is planned for Jake Wilson, 66, of Boyd. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Wilson died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, in Boyd.
Born March 18, 1945, in Gorman to Ira A. and Emma (Stamey) Wilson, he married Nelda Crownover Dec. 10, 1974, in Weatherford. He was a retired U.S. postal employee, veteran of the U.S. Army, member of the VFW in Newark and an ordained minister.
He was preceded in death by brother Dale Wilson.
He is survived by his wife; son Jason Daniel and wife, Melissa, of New Port News, Va.; daughter Holly Wilson-Garcia and husband, Javier, of Boyd; grandchildren Ogden, Ethan, Sydney and Benecio; his father of Keeter; sisters Beth Hinds of Sherman and Gladys Lambert of Keeter; mother-in-law Vergie Williams of Boyd; and other family members.

Wilson, Michelle | 1957-2011
Published Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wilson MichelleNo service is planned for Michelle Wilson, 53, of Wizard Wells.
Wilson died Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 18, 1957, in Crosbyton to W.D. “Bill” and Rita (Ratheal) Powell, she married Gary Wilson Oct. 19, 1985, in Port Orchard, Wash. She was an advertising director for Checkered Flags.
Wilson was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her husband; son Brandon Wilson of Bridgeport; daughter Jessie Wilson of Runaway Bay; grandchild Wyatt Wilson of Bridgeport; and her mother of Crosbyton.

Wilson, Soretha Gillespie | 1953-2011
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Wilson-Soretha-Gillespie.jpgFuneral for Soretha Gillespie Wilson, 57, of Boyd was Tuesday, July 26, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with Terry Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Wilson died Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Denton.
Born Oct. 7, 1953, in Decatur to Herald and Tommie (Swinney) Gillespie, she graduated from Boyd High School in 1972. She married Donald Gene “Shooter” Wilson July 1, 1988, in Boyd and was a real estate agent at Herald Gillespie Real Estate. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd.
Wilson is survived by her husband; sons William Shelby Jr. and wife, Jackie, of Decatur and Brad Wilson and wife, Judi, of Roanoke; daughter Brandy Hagelstein and husband, John, of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandchildren Jerrett, Noah, Payten, Brody, Nathan and Wiley; parents of Boyd; brothers Herald W. Gillespie and wife, Linda, of Boyd and Marshall D. Gillespie and wife, Marietta, of Highland, Utah; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Forest Cartwright, Trevor Gillespie, Bryan Gillespie, Brad Wilson, Jason Rogers, and Michael Dickens. Honorary pallbearers include Joe Stephens and Sonny Raley.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at http://www.arthritis.org, (800) 283-7800, or Kidney Cancer Foundation at http://www.KidneyCancer.org, (800) 850-9132.

Winkle, Francis Thomasine | 1928-2010
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
Winkle_Francis.jpgGraveside service for Francis Thomasine Winkle, 82, of Newark was Dec. 31 at Dido Cemetery in Fort Worth. The Rev. Benson Kennedy officiated.
Winkle died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in North Richland Hills.
Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Pelican, La., to Jack and Lois (Height) Johnston, she married Hubert Allen Winkle July 12, 1948, in Gladewater. Winkle was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and brother-in-law Wesley Winkle.
Winkle is survived by sons Perry Winkle and wife, Deane Ann, of Colleyville, Van Winkle of Newark, Roger Winkle and wife, Libby, of Thomasville, Ga., and Bobby Smith and wife, Sheila, of Longview; daughter T.K. Winkle of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Beth Hagen and Faye Carter; brothers Glenn Johnston and Bo Johnston; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Winkle, Van ‘Sammy’ | 1957-2011
Published Saturday, October 8, 2011
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Winkle died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Dallas.
Born March 4, 1957, in New Orleans to Hubert and Francis (Johnston) Winkle, he served in the U.S. Navy and was a construction remodeler.
Winkle was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Wesley Winkle.
He is survived by daughter Stephanie Derenthal and husband, Jeff, of Florida; son Christopher Winkle of Florida; granddaughter Avery Derenthal; sister T.K. Sampson and husband, Tommy, of Boyd; brothers Perry Winkle and wife, Deane, of Colleyville, Roger Winkle and wife, Libby, of Washington, Ga., and Bobby Smith and wife, Sheila, of Longview; his companion Pam Snyder of Rhome; and other relatives.

Winn, Bill Joe | 1954-2011
Published Sunday, September 18, 2011
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Winn died Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 17, 1954, to Bill and Anna Jo (Grissom) Winn, he graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1973. He was a welder and an outdoorsman who hunted and fished.
Winn is survived by his mother; son Jasper Winn and wife, Dana; grandchildren Kegan, Anna and Pake Winn; sisters Regina Winn and Rodna Urban; and extended family.
Pallbearers were Charlie Joe Winn, Ronny Winn, Beau Winn, Stephen Forrester, Eddy Houchin and Gary Houchin.

Witty, Roger Dee | 1970-2011
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Witty died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in White Settlement.
Born Oct. 1, 1970, in Bridgeport to Percy and Joyce Witty, he was a customer service representative. He married Amber Jones Dec. 15, 2005, in Decatur.
Witty is survived by his wife of Paradise; his parents of Bridgeport; sons Roger Jr. and Kevin; daughter Jazmin; sisters Lesa Williams of Wichita, Kan., and Sarah McMillian of Azle; and nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Memorials may be made to Central Fellowship Church, Roger Witty Fund, 2950 W. U.S. 380, Decatur, TX 76234.

Wolfe, Joe | 1940-2011
Published Sunday, April 10, 2011
Wolfe JoeFuneral for Joe Wolfe, 70, of Bridgeport was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Hawkins Funeral Home with burial in Willow Point Cemetery. The Rev. Eddie Klump was to officiate.
Wolfe died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Decatur.
Born May 23, 1940, in Fort Worth to Martin and Mary (Wright) Wolfe, he married Juanita Hill May 31, 1961, in Fort Worth. Wolfe served in the U.S. Navy as a petty officer, third class, on the Destroyer U.S.S. Hamner and was a retired machinist for Bell Helicopter.
Wolfe is survived by his wife; daughter Shirley Wolfe Daugherty of Frisco; sons Howard Wolfe and wife, Lisa, of La Porte and Paul Wolfe of Springtown; grandchildren Abby, Gerald, Martin, Martina, Mary Beth, Kayli and Emily; great-grandchildren Aaron and Adam; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Pallbearers were to be Howard Wolfe, Wesley Hill, Tommy Fitzgerald, Paul Wolfe, Mike Roberts and Mike Todd.

Womack, Billie Oscar | 1931-2011
Published Saturday, October 1, 2011
Graveside service for Billie Oscar Womack, 79, of Decatur was Sept. 30 at Boonsville Cemetery with Chaplain Joel Watson officiating.
Womack died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Fort Worth.
He was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Decatur.
Womack was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Womack.
He is survived by daughters Mary Ann Phillips and Dorothy Womack of Bridgeport; grandson Chris Downs of Greenville; and great-grandchildren Taylor and Zachary Downs.
Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice Foundation, 2501 Parkview Dr., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102, (817) 870-7070.

Womack-West, Nora Ellen Stevens | 1931-2011
Published Sunday, March 13, 2011
Womack West NoraMemorial for Nora Ellen Stevens Womack-West, 79, of Fremont, Calif., was March 10 at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Fremont.
Womack-West died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Fremont.
Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Cottondale to William O. and Litha E. Stevens, she was a homemaker. She was a Cowboys fan and grew tomatoes and flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Emmit A. Womack; eight sisters; and a brother.
Womack-West is survived by children Judy L. Kyvig and husband, Donald, and Linda J. Maselli of Fremont, Steven R. Womack of Reno, Nev., and Ronald D. Womack of Kelso, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gilbert and Sue Womack of Arlington; and nieces and nephews.

Woodard, Jeanette | 1927-2011
Published Sunday, July 10, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Woodard.jpgMemorial for Jeanette Woodard, 84, of Bridgeport will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Jones Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport officiating.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home before the service.
Woodard died Thursday July 7, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born June 23, 1927, in Russell, Kan., to Charles and Helen (Marsh) Graf, she was a homemaker. She bowled, watched western movies, sold Avon products and volunteered at the nursing home. Woodard attended the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by husband Bobby Joe Woodard; daughter Michelle Jolene Woodard; and brothers Lloyd Graf and Floyd Graf.
She is survived by sons Charles Glenn “Chuck” Woodard, Randy Joe Woodard, Craig Allan Woodard and wife, Nancy, and Kevin Ray Woodard and wife, Sharon; grandchildren Jason, Heather, Lori, Chad, Amber, Crystal, Eric, Amye, Kayla, Heath and Candice; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters Gene Reisig and Betty Larabee and husband, Wayne.

Woolaver, Ray | 1929-2011
Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
Graveside service for Ray Woolaver, 82, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Bethel Cemetery with Bill Woolaver officiating. Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Woolaver died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 7, 1929, in Decatur to Charles Lantham and Nonnie Pauline (Gill) Woolaver, he was a self-employed contractor.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Hudson; son Allen Woolaver; brother Jacob Vernon Woolaver; and sister Lillie May Woolaver.
Woolaver is survived by his son, Kenneth Woolaver of Michigan; daughters Brenda Goedhart and Cathy Hale, both of Fort Worth; brothers Bill and Calvin Woolaver, both of Decatur; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Wright, Ashlie Michelle | 1989-2011
Published Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Wright died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born March 14, 1989, in Fort Worth to Michael Wright and Wendy (Smith) Vann, she was a 2007 graduate of Paradise High School, where she played softball. Wright was a member of the National Association of Riding Clubs and Sheriff’s Posses. She spent time with her family and was an organ donor.
Wright is survived by husband Ronnie Barnes; daughter Brenlie Barnes; parents Wendy and Lonnie Vann and Michael and Becky Wright; brothers Brandon Vann, Garrett Grisham and Dusty Wright; sisters Michaela Wright and Sidney Grisham; grandparents Ray and Darlene Smith and Charles Wright; and extended family.
Pallbearers were Curt Plumley, Jimmy Issaacs, Hunter Lemaster, Jessie Roth, George Woolsey and Oscar Martinez Jr.
Memorials may be made to a fund in honor of Wright’s daughter, Brenlie, at North Texas Bank in Decatur.

Wright, Patricia Ann | 1941-2011
Published Saturday, December 10, 2011
Memorial service for Patricia Ann Wright, 70, of Decatur was Dec. 8 at New Beginnings Church in Chico.
Wright died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Decatur.
Born July 26, 1941, in Wichita Falls to T.H. and Marie (Roe) Swatzel, she retired from Alpha Omega Water Well Service and was a member of New Beginnings Church.
Wright was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wright; and daughter Kelly Kinsey.
She is survived by son Doug Kinsey of Alvord; grandchildren Wesley Kinsey and wife, Nichole, Maddison Kinsey, Paul Wright, Travis Wright, Nicole Gross, Amy Brock and Carmen Stowe, all of Alvord; brother Bob Swatzel of Fort Worth; and sisters Clara Mills, Barbara Burton and Janice Roy, all of Wichita Falls.
Memorials may be made to the Tom Davis Food Bank, P.O. Box 485, Chico, TX 76431.

Wright, Shirley Ann | 1938-2011
Published Sunday, June 5, 2011
Wright ShirleyMemorial for Shirley Ann Wright, 72, of Sunset was June 3 at First Baptist Church in Crafton.
Wright died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 17, 1938, in Henry, Tenn., to Oliver George “Major” and Vitula Pearl (Horn) Reynolds, she read.
Wright was preceded in death by sister Evelyn Parker and brother Billy Reynolds.
She is survived by husband Johnny Wright of Sunset; daughters Teresa Littlefield and husband, Steve, of Georgetown, Lisa Ann Schmitz and husband, Clark, of Wichita Falls and Melissa Cervantis and husband, Levine, of Floresville; sister Barbara Slaughter of Troy, Tenn.; and grandchildren Niki and husband, Nick, Michael, Hunter, Mason and Cole.
Memorials may be made to the Animal Humane Society and the National Audubon Society.

Wyatt, Ruby Lee Robison | 1930-2010
Published Sunday, January 2, 2011
Memorial services for Ruby Lee Robison Wyatt, 80, of Deer Park, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Central Baptist Church in Deer Creek with Tim Dunn officiating and 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Greenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Tray Epting officiating.
Wyatt died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, in Baytown.
Born March 25, 1930, in Marshall to Babe Monroe Robison and Ennie Ora Robison, she married William S. Wyatt in 1967 in Dallas. Wyatt worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas before moving to Decatur in 1975. She moved to Deer Creek to be closer to family.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Deer Creek for three-and-a-half years and a member of Greenwood Baptist Church for more than 35 years.
Wyatt was preceded in death by her sister, Robbie Nell George; and nephew Billy Dean Robison.
She is survived by her husband; children Sherry Lynn Harris and husband, Gene, Patricia Ann Warren and husband, Jim, and James Steven Jackson and wife, Monica; brothers Babe Monroe Robison Jr. and Henry Eugene Robison and wife, Betty; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Deer Park Central Baptist Building Program, 2010 Center St., Deer Park 77536.

Wyatt, William Smith | 1927-2011
Published Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wyatt WilliamMemorial service for William Smith Wyatt, 83, of Deer Park was Feb. 12 at Central Baptist Church in Deer Park. The Rev. Tim Dunn officiated, and Sunday school teacher Charles Byrd spoke.
Wyatt died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Deer Park.
Born April 10, 1927, in Fort Worth to James H. and Verda Smith Wyatt, he married Ruby Lee Wyatt Dec. 26, 1967, in Garland. Wyatt served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1968 with a business degree. He worked for Texas Instruments.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dec. 24, 2010; and sister Esther Petrek.
Wyatt is survived by stepchildren Sherry Lynn Harris and husband, Gene, Patricia Ann Warren and husband, Jim, and James Steven Jackson and wife, Monica; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to Sonflower Camp, P.O. Box 577, Greenwood, TX, 76246.

Yale, Terry Arthur | 1936-2011
Published Sunday, June 12, 2011
Yale TerryMemorial service for Terry Arthur Yale, 74, of Weslaco was June 9 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Alvord with a private burial at Jonestown Cemetery in Alvord. A second memorial service will be held in Weslaco at a later date.
Yale died Monday, June 6, 2011.
Born Nov. 8, 1936, in Decatur to Bennie “Buss” Yale and Laura Lucille Durrett Yale, he was raised in Alvord and graduated at the top of his class.
Yale was a first-born child and worked to support his family, tending to animals before school and working at the local feed store after school. He won various livestock in countywide 4-H competitions.
Yale served with the First Army Division in the Italian Alps, where he worked with nuclear missiles aimed at Russian targets during the Cold War.
After his military service, he worked as a general manager for the customer service division of TRW Inc., a national computer system service contract company. He was named manager of the year several times during his 26-year career.
Yale’s job took him to Kansas City, Rochester, N.Y., Cleveland and north New Jersey before a final transfer back to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In Rochester, he met Gail, and they married Jan. 13, 1963.
In 1990, they moved to the lower Rio Grande Valley as permanent snowbirds. He golfed, fished, played bridge and surfed the Internet.
Yale is survived by his wife; daughter Kim Girnus and husband, Steve, of Austin; son Ed Yale and wife, Camille, of San Angelo; grandchildren Peter, Kathryn, Charlotte, Marshall, Rob and Vivian; sisters Sherry Brown of Fort Collins, Colo., and Suzanne Smith and husband, Rod, of Temple; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Jonestown Cemetery or Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Yarbrough, Bobby Lee | 1931-2011
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011
Yarbrough_Bobby.jpgFuneral for Bobby Lee Yarbrough, 79, of Plano, formerly of Boyd, was Jan. 11 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial at Garvin Cemetery. Dr. John McCormick officiated.
Yarbrough died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Plano.
Born July 24, 1931, in Waco to Dewey and Sarah Stewart Yarbrough, he married Ernestine Loafman June 29, 1952, in Waco. Yarbrough was a retired IBM auditor and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Starlene Martin; and brother D.B. Yarbrough Jr.
He is survived by his wife; sons Robert Yarbrough and wife, Karen, of Trophy Club, Milton Yarbrough and wife, Debbie, of Mesquite, and Alan Yarbrough and wife, Cindy; daughter Betty Beth Jensen and husband, David, of Plano; grandchildren Matt, Adam, Cory, Keenan and Sasha Yarbrough, Cassidy Klarquist, Mary Biard and Scott Jensen; great-grandchildren Aiden, Nolan, Sophia and Isaac; and nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Matt, Adam, Cory and Keenan Yarbrough, Scott Jensen and Preston Biard.
Memorials may be made to Autumn Journey Hospice, 5347 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas, TX 75254.

Young, Carla Sue | 1964-2011
Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
Young CarlaFuneral for Carla Sue Young, 46, of Crafton was to be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Doyle Wade officiating. Burial was to be at State Line Cemetery in West Plains, Mo.
Young died Sunday, May 1, 2011, in Chico.
Born Oct. 18, 1964, in West Plains to Dennis and Virginia (Bell) Roberts, she was a homemaker. She married Michael Joe Young March 12, 2007, in Hutchinson, Kan.
Young is survived by her husband; sons Kyle and Chris Young of Crafton; mother of Hutchinson; father of Arizona; sister Kathy Porchas of Hutchinson; grandmother Inis Roberts of Thayer, Mo.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Young, Eura | 1932-2011
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011
Young_Eura.jpgMemorial for Eura Young, 78, of Newark will be held at a later date.
Young died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in Newark.
Born Sept. 11, 1932, in Itasca to Levie and Rachel Mae (Wright) Spence, she was a homemaker. She married Jesse Nole Young Aug. 11, 1977, in Fredericksburg and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newark.
Young was preceded in death by her husband in 2004.
She is survived by daughters Nelda Cowan and Kathy Olmstead, both of Newark; sisters Betty Wilkinson of Fort Worth and Katherine Burchell of Waco; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Young, Vern Lee ‘Curly’ | 1924-2011
Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Young-Curly.jpgFuneral for Vern Lee “Curly” Young, 87, of Decatur was July 12 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Van Gardner officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1.
Young died Friday, July 8, 2011, in Decatur.
Born March 2, 1924, in Fletcher, Okla., to Omer and Emma Iona (Walker) Young, he was a retired dairyman. He married Doris Ida Pizzica March 13, 1946, in Decatur. Young was a World War II veteran and Texas State Champion of Golden Glove Boxing in 1942.
He was preceded in death by his wife; five brothers and three sisters.
Young is survived by sons Gordon Young of Decatur and Verl Eugene Young of Denton; grandchildren Shane, Stormie, Deana and Kimberly; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Matt Picha, Mike Picha, Larry Wayne Milligan, Butch Young, Rodney Lisby, Danny White and Dusty Young.

Youngblood, Ricky Linn | 1953-2011
Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
Funeral for Ricky Linn Youngblood, 57, of Newark was to be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Biggers Funeral Home in Lake Worth.
Youngblood died Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Born Oct. 11, 1953, in Stigler, Okla., to Archie Eugene and Betty Lois Youngblood, he was an agricultural technician for McMaster New Holland in Decatur for more than 23 years. He lived in Newark since 1954, spent time outdoors, cooked on the grill and rode his motorcycle.
Youngblood was preceded in death by his father; brother Derrell Youngblood; grandson Noah Wilson; and twin grandsons.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Teresa Draper Youngblood of Newark; children Vanita Rains and husband, David, of Flower Mound, Terri Youngblood of Abilene, Brandy Harrington and husband, Scotty, of Vian, Okla., Tiffany Youngblood of Corsicana and Christopher Draper and Teri-Anna Youngblood, both of Newark; his mother of Newark; brother David Youngblood of Sachse; sister Susie Youngblood of Azle; and 13 grandchildren.

Zemmin, Roger Edward | 1936-2011
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011
http://d2k4r05eujhsxi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/zemmin-Roger.jpgFuneral for Roger Edward Zemmin, 75, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at First United Methodist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Johnny Irish and Shelly Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Zemmin died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Decatur.
Born July 23, 1936, in Gonzales to Edward Henry and Doris Francis (Braley) Zemmin, he married Suzanne Rann Zemmin in 1978 in Decatur. He served in the Naval Reserve from 1954 to 1959 as a Radarman 3rd Class. Zemmin graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and the University of Texas and also earned his master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University.
He taught in Decatur ISD for 10 years as a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher and was a longtime member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. He was also a member of the Decatur Lions Club since 1979 and served as vice president of the club for several years.
Zemmin was preceded in death by his wife in 1993.
He is survived by sons Craig Zemmin and wife, Kristin, of Grapevine and Michael Zemmin of Decatur; granddaughters Rachael and Anna Zemmin; sister Francis Jeanette Gesheidle of Cedar Park; and nieces and cousins.
Pallbearers are Foster Walker, Thomas Kemp, Don McDonald, Jerry Watson, George Yuga and Bob Holden.

Zigmunt, Doris Hague | 1925-2011
Published Sunday, July 17, 2011
Mass of Christian burial for Doris Hague Zigmunt, 85, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Boyd, was July 12 at St. Joseph’s Polish National Church in Hollywood with burial at Hollywood Memorial Gardens North in Hollywood.
Zigmunt died Friday, July 8, 2011, in Hollywood.
Born Dec. 24, 1925, in Boyd, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by sister Juanita Spencer; and sons Tim Masters and Jim Masters.
Zigmunt is survived by her husband, Tom Zigmunt; son Rickey Masters; and grandchild Kija Clarke

Zumar, Barbara Lee | 1942-2011
Published Sunday, June 26, 2011
http://www.wcmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Zumar-Barbara.jpgFuneral for Barbara Lee Zumar, 68, of Decatur will be at a later date.
Zumar died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Decatur.
Born Aug. 30, 1942, in Antioch, Calif., to James Albert and Dora Helen (Morse) Thompson, she was a service tech for a telephone company. She married John David Zumar April 2, 1961, at Fort Hood.
Zumar is survived by her husband; daughters Kim Zumar and Kelli Pyland, both of Decatur; sons Mike Zumar and wife, Robyn, of Weatherford and David Zumar and wife, Ellen, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Andrea, Austin, Sydney, Tyler and Mallory; great-granddaughter Ella; stepbrother Eric Mimms; and father Jim Thompson and wife, Jan, of Alvord.
Memorials may be made to the Wise County Animal Shelter.