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2012
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Haines, Carroll Dale | 1934-2012
Published Saturday, July 14, 2012

Carroll Dale Haines
Memorial service for Carroll Dale Haines, 77, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
Haines died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 16, 1934, in Presque Isle, Maine, to Roy and Phoebe (McNamara) Haines, he was a retired banker. He grew up in Caribou, Maine, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.
Haines was preceded in death by granddaughter Lauren Haines.
He is survived by sons Christopher Haines and wife, Tina, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Paul Haines and wife, Tracey, of Tulsa, Okla.; daughters Andrea Frazier and husband, Russell, of Decatur and Hilary Devlin of Tulsa; eight grandchildren; and brother Frank Haines.

Hale, Billie Lou | 1928-2012
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Billie Lou Hale, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Wichita Falls.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, Sweetwater Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Dan Sparkman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta.
Mrs. Hale was born Sept. 17, 1928, in Gainesville to R.H. and Alva M. (Harrison) Snider. She married Dan “Pete” Hale June 19, 1964, in Denton. She worked for Russell Newman Manufacturing and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 17, 2006, and her parents.
Survivors include her brother-in law and sister-in-law James and Darlene Hale of Henrietta; brother-in-law Leroy Hale of Decatur; brother-in-law Joe C. Hale of Decatur; sister-in-law Pat Spode of Denison; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at www.davisfuneralhome.net.

Hale, Terry G. | 1956-2012
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Memorial service for Terry G. Hale, 55, of Rhome will be held at a later date.
Hale died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Rhome.
Born Dec. 8, 1956, in Arlington to Shirley Powell, he was a grocery store clerk.
Hale is survived by his wife, Cindi Crews, of Rhome.

Haley, Gerald Wayne ‘Banjo’ | 1949-2012
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gerald Wayne 'Banjo' Haley
Graveside service for Gerald Wayne “Banjo” Haley, 62, of Alba is 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Laurel Memorial Park in Dallas with Ronny Stinson officiating.
Haley died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Alba.
Born July 23, 1949, in Dallas to Lester Woodard and Viola Christine Gunch Haley, he served in the Air Force four years during the Vietnam War. He spent most of his life in Grapevine and Wise County.
Haley married Catherine “Cathy” Raymond March 20, 2007, in Mountain City, Tenn. He was a truck driver and lived in Alba for four years.
He is survived by his wife; son Parker Haley of Denver; daughter Kym Haley of Seattle; stepchildren Colin Tischler and Kasea Griffin, both of Henrietta; brothers Garry Haley of Boyd and Larry Haley; sister Sondra Kay Keller; and grandchildren Kaylee and Lane.

Hall, Barbara Burnett | 1953-2012
Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Barbara Burnett Hall
Barbara Burnett Hall, 59, of Wizard Wells, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial to follow in Wizard Wells Cemetery. Tony A. Rogers will officiate. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home.
Barbara was born June 11, 1953, in Fort Worth to Ruby Nell (Rankin) and Thomas Henry Ware. She was a faithful wife and devoted mother who gave all of herself for her family. She loved taking care of her horses and animals. She loved the outdoors and camping and was a talented artist. But most of all, she loved being with her family and spoiling her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Doyle; sons Chad Tankersly, Austin Anderson, and Cecil Burnett; daughters Morgan Hobbs and husband, Chris, Alyssa Burnett, Brandy Jones and husband, Aaron, and Melanie Gates; sister Belinda Simmons; grandchildren Aidan Jones, Camden Hobbs and Journey Burnett; and nieces Christina Ossowski and Amy Ware.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Jacob Jones.

Hall, Lockade (Bellah) | 1947-2012
Published Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lockade (Bellah) Hall
Funeral for Lockade (Bellah) Hall, 64, of Bridgeport was Feb. 11, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with John Redfearn of Community Church in Decatur officiating. Burial followed at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hall died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born March 4, 1947, in Vega to D. Webster and Juanita (Breeze) Bellah, she was a housewife and hairdresser who crocheted.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Hall; and brothers Dow Bellah, Galley Stevens and Jerry Bellah.
Hall is survived by sons James Lynn Hall and Ryan Kennedy and daughters Vickie Hall and Linda “Sissy” Kennedy, all of Bridgeport; sisters Judy Stevens, Cheryil Bellah and Brenda Lee Bellah, all of Bridgeport, DeEllen Bellah of Gatesville and Janice Bellah of Sweetwater, Okla.; and grandchildren Brittany Hall and Stephen, Olivia and Benjamin Norstrom of Bridgeport, and Andrew Hall, Dustin Hall and J.L. Hall.
Pallbearers are Ryan Kennedy, Andrew Hall, Dustin Hall, J.L. Hall, Haden Snodgrass, Bart Starr, Kasey Madden and Thomas Norstrom.

Hamby, Lee | 1930-2012
Published Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lee Hamby
Lee Hamby, 82, a retired school teacher and minister, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Funeral was Dec. 21 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Danny Russell officiating. Burial was in Cottondale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jay Foster, Dave Adams, David Zachary, Richard West, Claude Cain and Rex Grove.
Lee was born Sept. 18, 1930, to Bill and Edith (Tinsley) Hamby in Yuba, Okla. He married Glenda McDonald May 31, 1952, in Durant, Okla. Lee was a minister and taught math at Haltom High School from 1967 to 1985. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Lee was a member of the Cottondale Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Anthony Lynn Hamby and wife, Joy; and sisters Alice Wells and Martha Hamby.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Glenda Hamby of Paradise; sons Ronnie Hamby and wife, Audrey, of Aurora, Keith Hamby and wife, Donna, of Fort Worth, and Burl Hamby and wife, Wanda, of Fort Worth; daughters Gay Sanford and husband, John, of Cottondale, Vonna Kebort and husband, Jeff, of Cottondale; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother Tinsley Hamby of Clara; sisters Shirley Coburn of Houston, Eula Bell Suiter of Lindale and Jackie Degraffinreid of Oklahoma City; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Hamilton, Helen LaVerne | 1947-2012
Published Saturday, April 21, 2012

Helen LaVerne Hamilton
Funeral for Helen LaVerne Hamilton, 64, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Monday, April 23, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Gary Demmitt of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport officiating. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hamilton died Friday, April 20, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born June 27, 1947, in Decatur to Hubert and Dora (Wilkinson) Orr, she was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Hamilton was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth Orr and James Orr.
She is survived by husband Homer Hamilton; sons Glen Hamilton and wife, Laura, of Juneau, Alaska, and Bryan Hamilton and wife, Serrena, and Billy Hamilton, all of Bridgeport; grandchildren Jessie, Elise, Justin, Ashlee and Brady; and one great-grandchild.

Hancock, Mary Elizabeth ‘Libby’ | 1916-2012
Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mary Elizabeth 'Libby' Hancock
Funeral for Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Hancock, 95, of Decatur, formerly of Alvord, is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Roger Rhodes and Jacob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Decatur.
Hancock died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Decatur.
Born July 4, 1916, in Memphis to Otha Bayless and Wille Bertha (Howell) Quarles, she married William Chester “Jug” Hancock Jan. 24, 1939. She was a longtime employee of Dunn’s Hardware in Decatur and a Stanley Home Product distributor for 26 years.
She was a member of the Church of Christ and was also a longtime Alvord correspondent for the Wise County Messenger.
Her husband died Oct. 31, 1971.
She is survived by daughter Earlene Niblett and husband, Don; grandsons Chester D. Niblett and wife, Elaina, Jerrod Niblett and wife, Vicki, and Mark Pingel, all of Decatur; great-grandchildren Trent, Colton and Cruz Niblett, Payton Gibson and Pete Smith and wife, Katrina; great-great-grandson Brock Smith; nieces and nephews; and extended family.
Pallbearers are Chet Niblett, Jerrod Niblett, Trent Niblett, Colton Niblett, Cruz Niblett, Mark Pingel and Pete Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Alvord Veterans Memorial Park, 340 Greathouse Village, Decatur, TX 76234.

Haney, Charles C. ‘Chet’ | 1920-2011
Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Charles C. 'Chet' Haney
Funeral for Charles C. “Chet” Haney, 91, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church in Alvord with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial will follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Haney died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Bowie.
Born Aug. 1, 1920, in Baxter County, Ark., to Bryan and Delphia (Heiskill) Haney, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received the Purple Heart. He married Mildred F. Greenwood Jan. 7, 1946, in Alvord.
Haney retired from Binswanger Glass Company in Dallas after 30 years of service as a glazier. He then worked five years as a business agent for the Glazier Local Union No. 1837. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dallas for more than 50 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord.
He was preceded in death by daughter Sue Haney; three brothers; and two sisters.
Haney is survived by his wife of 65 years; daughter Barbara “Corkey” Shepherd of Alvord; brother Ray Dean Haney of Grand Prairie; sister Nita Ray of Edmond, Okla.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Charles Shepherd, Robert Shepherd, Charles Willis, Jerry Willis, Matthew Willis, David Goodwin, Eddie Goodwin and Ronald Parnell.

Hardwick, Frank Dickson | 1924-2012
Published Saturday, September 15, 2012

Frank Dickson Hardwick
Frank Dickson Hardwick, of Mesa, Ariz., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Mesa.
Frank was born March 4, 1924, in Decatur to Sylmon Hardwick and Ulra Taylor. He served in the Marines and was retired from Bureau of Indian Affairs in Windowrock, Ariz.
He lived in Decatur; Gallup, N.M., Lubbock and Phoenix. He had been married to Kay Finely for 60 years at the time of his death. He enjoyed a good dirty Martini, playing bridge, reading books and papers, current events, sports, the Dallas Cowboys and visiting with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Kay; son Sylmon Hardwick; daughters Kathye Gardner, Mary Jean Schlottman and Barbara Minich; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Hardy, Maxine | 1924-2012
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Maxine Hardy
Graveside service for Maxine Hardy, 88, of Fort Worth, formerly of Boyd, is 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Hardy died Monday, April 30, 2012, in Decatur.
Born April 26, 1924, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Walter and Sarah Southern, she was a homemaker.
Hardy was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hardy; grandson Wes Hardy; brother Francis Southern; and sisters Vashti Schribner and Wilma Allen.
She is survived by sons Dayle Hardy and wife, Sandy, and Wayne Hardy and wife, Joyce, all of Boyd; grandchildren Halie Corning and husband, Scott, of Andover, Mass., Ryan Hardy of Fort Worth, Kate Hardy of New York City and Leslie Maynard and husband, Brian, of Boyd; great-grandchildren Madie, Monty, Caitlyn, Cora and Silas; and other family members.

Harkins, Brenda | 1950-2012
Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brenda Harkins
Brenda Harkins, 62, a community advocate, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Fort Worth.
A graveside service was held Sept. 8 at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur with Kirk McAfee officiating.
Pallbearers included Troy V. Phipps, Danny W. Phipps, James C. Phipps Jr., Jennifer C. Glass, Jason G. Phipps, Justin W. Phipps, Timothy S. McAfee, Amber N. McAfee, Benjamin C. McAfee and Joshua C.T. McAfee.
Brenda was born Feb. 2, 1950, in Breckenridge, to Willie Vernon and Mary Jane (Wallace) Phipps. She was a graduate of Graford High School and married Bennie Reese Harkins. Brenda was employed by Texas Neighborhood Services.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lisa Payne and husband, Roger, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Michael James Massie, Jordan Keith Massie and Ciara Jane Arnold; great-grandchildren Chason, Levi and Hamilton; sister Margaret V. McAfee and husband, Kirk, of Cooper City, Fla.; brothers Vernon Wallace Phipps of Brazoria, Gary Garland Phipps of Benbrook and James Curtis Phipps and wife, Ann, of Fort Worth; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Kimberly Leann Arnold, brother Wayne Phipps, sister-in-law Elizabeth Phipps, nephew Larry Wallace Phipps and niece Natasha Viann McAfee.

Harris, Dorothy M. | 1923-2012
Published Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dorothy M. Harris
Funeral for Dorothy M. Harris, 88, of Bridgeport is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Harris died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
She was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Wellington to Isaac and Flora Godsey.
Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest L. Harris, in 1981; sons-in-law Leonard Garfield and Mer Ido; grandson Randy Ido; and brother Alex Godsey.
She is survived by sons Jerry D. Harris, William Harris and wife, Dianne, and Robert “Bobby” Harris and wife, Patsy; daughters Mildred A. Walker, Norma Throckmorton and husband, Eddie, and Linda Pryor and husband, Ricky Pack; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild Chloe Mitchell; sister-in-law Lorene Weeks; and nieces and nephews.

Harris, Mary Lu Syms | 1934-2012
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mary Lu Syms Harris
Funeral for Mary Lu Syms Harris, 77, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico with Rick Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery.
Harris died Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 17, 1934, in Amarillo to Lulu Elizabeth (Hansen) and George Allen Syms, she graduated from NorthSide High School in 1953, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in 1957 and a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University.
She was a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico, United Methodist Women, UNT Alumni and the Friendship Club. Harris read, gardened, participated in a Bible study, spent time on the computer and corresponded with friends via letters and texting.
She was preceded in death by brother-in-law Carl Harris and sister-in-law Joan Kilcrease.
Survivors include her husband, Orrie Lee Harris; daughter LuLane Dutton and husband, Marvin, of Duncan, Okla., and Robin Suzanne Barnes and husband, Don, of Sunset; sons Coit Lee Harris and wife, Melanie, of Chico and Jay Allen Harris and wife, Neysa, of Decatur; brother George Adrian Syms and wife, Mary, of Houston; and sister-in-law Darla Sumners of Seagoville.
She is also survived by grandsons Heath Barnes and wife, Patience, of Alvord, Jason Barnes and wife, Kristin, of Fort Worth, Allen Dutton and wife, Rebecca, of Ridgecrest, Calif., Jon Harris and wife, Kirsten, of Austin, Eric Wiley and wife, Angela, of Chico and Jeffrey Wiley and wife, Michelle, of Perth, Australia; granddaughters Taylor Adams and Daniel Chandler of Aubrey, Kimberly Dildy and husband, Matthew, of Haltom City, Cheryl Dutton of Houston, Sara Harris of Decatur, Shiloh Hofacket of Bridgeport, Jessica Mowery and husband, Derrick, of Chico, and Sequitta Thomasson and husband, Mike, of Houston; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers are Heath Barnes, Jason Barnes, Daniel Chandler, Jon Harris, Derrick Mowery and Eric Wiley. Honorary pallbearers are Allen Dutton and Jeffrey Wiley.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief at UMCOR.org.

Harris, Sue Ellen Jones | 1935-2012
Published Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sue Ellen Jones Harris
Sue Ellen Jones Harris, 76, of Decatur, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Decatur.
She was born to Rose and Sam Jones on Dec. 12, 1935, in Montague. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in music and education. She was a music teacher for the Decatur school district and gave private piano lessons. She also played piano and organ for several Decatur churches.
Sue married Edwin Harris in 1980. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Bill, Bob and E.G. Jones, and her son, John Michael Smith.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years; son Mark Smith and wife, Joyce; daughter, Myra Smith Lutrell and husband, Jimmy; stepdaughters, Joanne Shaw and husband, Red; Pattie Chapman and husband, Phil; Brenda Smith and husband, Reed; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A private service is planned. Memorial donations may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Hartman, G.B. | 1928-2012
Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012
G.B. Hartman, 84, of LaGrange, formerly of Sherman, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at West Sherman Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Wood officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
G.B. was born Sept. 5, 1928, in Oklahoma. He graduated from Decatur High School, served in the U.S. Air Force, worked as a lineman for the REA in Decatur and retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
While working as a lineman in 1950, G.B. was one of the first people in Wise County to contract polio. He was hospitalized in the City County Hospital in Fort Worth before being transferred to the Gonzales Warm Springs Hospital for intense therapy. He was left with a disability that he never acknowledged and went on to pursue his life with a positive attitude that was evident in all he did. A lifelong dream was to get his private pilot’s license and like everything else he set his mind to, it became one of his proudest moments when he received his license.
G.B. worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety for more than 30 years in communications. He held that job in Harris, Tarrant and El Paso counties, then retired as Chief Radio Dispatcher in Grayson County. During that time, he received many accolades for his professional service and was admired by fellow officers for a job well-done and for his impeccable work ethic. His love for his job was reflected in the way he handled the hectic demands of being a dispatcher, and he never wavered in his professionalism in handling each call.
After retiring from DPS, G.B. went on to work in security with the railroad, was a charter airplane pilot, and for many years ferried cars for Grayson Motors.
G.B. was preceded in death by his father, Gaither Hartman and his mother and stepfather Lois and Morris Guthrie.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marianna Hartman of Fayetteville; daughters Donna Fischman and husband Jordan of Tomball and Cathie Woods of Sherman; son Morris Hartman of Waverly, Illinois; brother Marvin Guthrie and wife Kay of Granbury; sister Jo Ann Schimmel and husband Gary of Fort Worth; grandchildren Chad Garland, Brandy Akard, Tyler Hartman, Leah Hartman and four great-grandchildren.

Harvey, Harold Howard | 1930-2012
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Harold Howard Harvey
Graveside service for Harold Howard Harvey, 82, of Fort Worth, formerly of Rhome, was June 5 at Aurora Cemetery.
Harvey died Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Born April 21, 1930, in Newark to P.L. and Ima (Ford) Harvey, he married Peggy Ewing July 30, 1949, in Rhome. He owned and operated Harvey’s Cafe in Rhome for 26 years and worked for Boeing Electronic, where he retired.
He was a member of the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse, the Rhome Masonic Lodge and Shriners organization.
Harvey is survived by his wife; son Terry Harvey and fianc e Fiorella Garcia Rojas; daughters Karan Wilson and husband, Randy, and Donna Steele and husband, Bruce; grandchildren Jeremy Wilson, Corbin Wilson and wife, Brooke, and Tara Doshier and husband, Jon; great-grandchildren Caroline and Cooper Doshier and Lindsey Tetter; brother Ronnie Harvey and wife, Sue; sister Norma Jean Matthews; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Terry Harvey, Bruce Steele, Randy Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, Corbin Wilson, Josh Doshier, Barry Harvey, Ronnie Harvey and Tony Dickey.

Hastings, Dorothy Marie | 1928-2012
Published Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dorothy Marie Hastings
Funeral for Dorothy Marie Hastings, 83, of Chico is 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Donald McMaster of New Beginnings Church in Chico officiating. Burial is at Chico Cemetery.
Hastings died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Chico.
Born Nov. 17, 1928, in Waxahachie to Elijah Burns and Estella Mae Hickey, she married Audrey Harold Hastings Dec. 23, 1945. They owned Hastings Floor and Paint Co. in Hurst from the 1950s to the 1970s. She participated in the school PTA and Lions Club.
After retiring from their business, they moved to the Lake Bridgeport area, where they owned and operated El Chico Lodge Restaurant at Wise County Park. There she was known for her homemade pies. Hastings was a member of the Church of Christ in Chico.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her sister, Della Jane Armstrong.
Hastings is survived by sons John Harold Hastings and wife, Lois, and Danny Ray Hastings and wife, Sheila; grandchildren Justin Ray Hastings and wife, Shelly, Alex Heath Hastings and wife, Tammy, Kyle Wayne Hastings and wife, Darla, Sabrina Kathleen Hastings-Rueda and husband, Adrian, and Michael Aaron Hastings; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by siblings Jewell Nitzche of Payson, Ariz., Charles Burns of Rhome, Jean Ellis of Sedona, Ariz., Sarah Wright of Niederwald, Thomas Burns of Chico, Jarvis Admire of Azle and Cathey Aaron of West Virginia.
Pallbearers are Justin Hastings, Alexander Hastings, Kyle Hastings, Michael Hastings, Don Gardner and Adrian Rueda.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Hayes, Shirley Ann | 1936-2012
Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shirley Ann Hayes
Funeral for Shirley Ann Hayes, 75, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Hayes died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Oct. 1, 1936, in Decatur to John Farley and Effie Dulsa (Brown) Young, she married John Cantrell Hayes Jan. 5, 1956, in Ardmore, Okla. They were married 41 years at his death Aug. 27, 1997.
Hayes retired from TU Electric after 25 years of service, and she was a member of First Baptist. She traveled and shopped for antiques.
She was also preceded in death by brothers Bill Young and Joe Young and sister Margaret Provence.
Hayes is survived by daughters Cindy Cox and husband, Norbert, and Tamra Waterman and husband, Kirk, all of Decatur; son J.S. “Biff” and wife, LaVon, of Decatur; sister Emma Lee Hill of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jake Hayes, Hayes Waterman, Andrew Sandford, Rob Fothergill, Kyle Green and Chase Blount.

Hays, Mattie Evelyn Morehead | 1917-2012
Published Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mattie Evelyn Morehead Hays
Funeral for Mattie Evelyn Morehead Hays, 94, of Paradise was June 8 at Hawkins Funeral Home with Perry Hall and Michael Downs officiating. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery.
Hays died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Paradise.
Born on Aug. 24, 1917, in Bridgeport to Albert and Mattie (Pewitt) Maddux, she was a retired medical records clerk for Bridgeport Hospital and a member of the Paradise Church of Christ.
She married Scott Morehead Nov. 4, 1933, in Paradise. He died April 15, 1985. She married Troy Hays July 19, 2002, in Paradise.
Hays was preceded in death by brothers Carl Maddux, T.J. Maddux, Aubrey Maddux and Ike Hartsell; sisters Ruth McDowell, Martha Campbell and Emma Harms; grandson Mark Morehead; great-grandchild Brandy Scott Odell; and great-great-grandchild Braylon Shetter.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Dot Read and husband, Harold, of Paradise; son Randall Scott Morehead and wife, Carlene, of Paradise; grandchildren Duane Read and wife, Marilyn, Mitchell Read and wife, Debbie, Lori Read-Dolak and husband, George, Cindy Lewis, Becky Wilson and husband, David, Scotty Tittor and husband, Paul, and Susanna Rutledge; 20 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and other family members.
Pallbearers were David Scott Herrera, Morgan Yocum, Kainen Nelms, David Hillary, Eric Hillary, Cody Lewis, Harold Scott Read and Jason Read.
Memorials may be made to Foster’s Home for Children, 1779 N Graham St., Stephenville, TX 76401 or (254) 968-2143.

Head, Sandra | 1935-2012
Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sandra Head
Sandra Head, 77, died Oct. 6, 2012, at her home in Yuma, Ariz.
Funeral was Oct. 8 at Desert Valley Mortuary Chapel in Yuma, with Chaplain Joe Avila of Hospice Compassus officiating. Burial was at the Yuma Pioneer Cemetery.
Sandra was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Decatur. She was a homemaker and was married for 57 years to Leon Head.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Kari E. Skiles and husband, Richard L. Skiles; three grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Lenden G. Head, at age 19.

Headen, James William | 1935-2012
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012

James William Headen
Memorial service for James William Headen, 77, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Freddie Villa officiating.
Headen died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 6, 1935, in St. Louis to Thomas Francis and Agnes Lucille (Minor) Headen, he was an electrical engineer. He married Patricia Ann Bender April 22, 1961, in St. Louis and served in the U.S. Marines.
Headen is survived by his wife; daughters Diane Sanders and husband, Mark, of Decatur, Victoria Johnson and husband, Chris, of Corinth and Deborah Cross of Decatur; grandchildren Jason Sanders and wife, Marnie, and Marquella Johnson of Little Elm, Taylor Williams and husband, Burt, of Krum, Katy Sanders, Michael, Clayton and Russell, all of Decatur, and Christopher Johnson of Corinth; great-grandchildren Addyson Sanders of Little Elm and Grady Williams of Krum.

Headley, Raymond Minor | 1946-2012
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Raymond Minor Headley
Funeral for Raymond Minor Headley, 65, of Paradise is 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at First Baptist Church in Boyd with the Reverends Gary Sessions and Mark Autry officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Headley died Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 8, 1946, in Leeds, Ala., to Alonzo and Ethyl (Pate) Headley, he was a truck driver. He married Bobbie Lenore Brown Nov. 8, 1964, in Shreveport, La. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Zion Temple Assembly of God.
Headley was preceded in death by brothers Carl Headley, Richard Headley and John Edwin Headley; and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife; son Bobby Headley and wife, Georgia, of Paradise; daughters Barbara Stice and husband, Roger, Cheryl Headley and Rayma Young and husband, Tom, all of Paradise; grandchildren Miles, Johnna, Kevin, Daniel, Stacy, Lisa and husband, Patrick Brown, Jessica and husband, Jeremy Meador, Drake, Bradley and Kendale; great-grandchildren Ryleigh, Lillian, Madalynn and Jaidyn; sisters Martha Simmons, Flossie Hunter and Lucille Chaffin, all of Poolville, and Jean Hunter of Chico; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Jeremy Meador, Kevin Stice, Tom Young, Miles Headley, Daniel Headley and Roger Stice. Honorary pallbearer is Bobby Headley.

Hearne, Virginia | 1932-2012
Published Saturday, July 28, 2012

Virginia Hearne
Funeral for Virginia Hearne, 80, of the Crims Chapel community is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at First Baptist Church of Crims Chapel with the Revs. James Latham and Tommy Marshall officiating. Burial will follow at Crims Chapel Cemetery.
Hearne died Friday, July 20, 2012, in Parker County.
Born July 1, 1932, in Decatur to J.T. and Alice Jobe Sherman, she was a homemaker. She moved with her husband, D.M. “Dewey” Hearne, to Fort Worth in 1951. They moved back to Rusk County when he retired from the U.S. Army and Civil Service in 1985. He died in 2010.
She is survived by sons Ricky Hearne and wife, Debbie, of Weatherford and Rusty Hearne and wife, Marla, of Titusville, Fla.; grandchildren Chris Hearne and wife, Sarah, of Henderson, Chad Hearne and wife, Liz, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jason Hearne, Kayla Hearne and Dylan Hearne of Fort Worth, Shari Hearne Spolar and husband, Keith, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Stacy Hearne Jackson and husband, Jonathan, of Colorado Springs; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Chris Hearne, Keith Spolar, Jonathan Jackson, Dylan Hearne, Chad Hearne, Jason Hearne, Charles Dean Jobe and Chuck Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Erskine Watson, Bill Thompson and James Christian.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Crims Chapel, 6959 Hwy. 322 N., Henderson, TX 75652.
Condolences may be made at www.crawfordacrim.com.

Heaton, George Leon | 1923-2012
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012

George Leon Heaton
Funeral for George Leon Heaton, 88, of Alvord is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Louis Horton officiating. Burial is at Alvord Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Heaton died Sunday, May 13, 2012, in Alvord.
Born Nov. 27, 1923, in Nocona to George Brenton and Ethel T. (Evans) Heaton, he married Mary Nell Howerton Jan. 5, 1946. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from General Dynamics as a supervisor in 1989 after 40 years of service.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Linda Morrow of Hutto; son Thomas Brenton Heaton of Bowie; grandchildren Stacie Burns of Decatur, Brandon Hunt of Hutto, Dion Heaton of Sunset, Jessie Heaton of Lubbock and Ryan Heaton of Bowie; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister Wanda Pope.
Pallbearers are Brandon Hunt, Dustin Burns, Ryan Heaton, Jessie Heaton, Dion Heaton and Larry Howell. Honorary pallbearer is Troy Joe Doyle.

Hernandez, Carmelo | 1950-2012
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Carmelo Hernandez
Funeral for Carmelo Hernandez, 62, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur with Father Jacob Alvares officiating.
Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a rosary at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Hernandez died Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 28, 1950, in Durango, Mexico, to Dimas and Esiquia (Aguirre) Hernandez, he married Maria Cruz January 1968 in Durango.
He is survived by his wife; son Jose Alberto Ulises Hernandez of Mexico; daughters Perla Selene Hernandez of Mexico and Carolina Hernandez of Decatur; brothers Roberto, Teodosio and Gustavo Hernandez; and sisters Eca and Rosalba, all of Mexico.

Hightower, Annabelle Hope | 2012
Published Saturday, November 3, 2012
Funeral for 9-month-old Annabelle Hope Hightower of Decatur will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, officiated by Dr. Van Gardner of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur.
Visitation is 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service, also at Jones, with burial to follow at Boonsville Cemetery. Pallbearer will be Annabelle’s father, Dustin Hightower.
Annabelle was born Jan. 23, 2012, to Dustin K. Hightower and Sandy L. Gibson in Decatur. “Bella-Boo” as Annabelle was affectionately called, loved smiling, yelling for Nana and Dada, and “growling” at Mommy. She died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Decatur.
Annabelle leaves behind her parents of Decatur; brothers Elijah and Carson Giddens of Decatur; grandparents Lisa A. “Nana” Jackson of Mesquite, Kirby Hightower of Boyd, Andy Gibson of Odessa, Flora and Jimmy Shelton of Chico; and great-grandparents Jolene and Bob Myers of Bells, Kenneth Keith of Boyd, Flossy Hunter of Poolville and Jimmy Gibson, also of Poolville.

Hill, Charley Dean | 1956-2012
Published Saturday, August 11, 2012

Charley Dean Hill
Graveside service for Charley Dean Hill, 56, of Boyd was Aug. 10 at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating.
Hill died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in Decatur.
Born June 7, 1956, in Lake Worth to Charley and Barbara (Stanford) Hill, he was a technician manager for Dish Network and a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by brother Tony Hill.
Hill is survived by his mother of Boyd; son Casey Hill of Boyd; daughter Toni Mechelle Hill of Houston; granddaughter Karoline Kay Rogerson of Houston; fianc e Maylis Taylor of Boyd; aunts, uncles and other family members.
Pallbearers were Thomas Lambert, J.R. Lambert, Glenn Albritton, John Albino, Alex Edwards and Michael Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Russell Peebles, Danny Lambert and Johnny Hill.

Hines, Samuel Abraham | 1931-2012
Published Saturday, December 22, 2012

Samuel Abraham Hines
Samuel Abraham Hines, 81, a retired chief master sergeant, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Georgetown.
Graveside service was Dec. 21 at Aurora Cemetery in Aurora with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd did the arrangements.
Samuel was born April 11, 1931, to John and Eula (Bohen) Hines in Roswell, N.M. He married Linda Kay Poplin March 12, 2005, in Luling. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Samuel was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pearl Francis Hines in 2003; and his brother, Harvey Hines.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Hines of Luling; daughters Eva Roop and husband, Hugh, of Johnson City and Cindy Turala of Fort Worth; son Robert Hines and wife, Marti, of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren Janice Ann Brooker and husband, Denis, of Georgetown, John Robbie Tuttle III of Kansas City, Kan., Samuel Abraham Tuttle of Bastrop and James Edward Tuttle of Austin; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister; two brothers; other family members and friends.

Hobbs, Cristy Davis | 1979-2012
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cristy Davis Hobbs
Cristy Davis Hobbs, 33, a mortgage specialist, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Decatur.
Her funeral was Sept. 17 at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial in Aurora Cemetery.
Gerre Joiner officiated. Pallbearers were Brady Davis, Mike Davis, Tony Davis, Michael Hobbs, Bill Childress and Don Davis.
Cristy was born March 4, 1979, to Tony and Kathy (Masters) Davis in Fort Worth. She worked at Saxon Mortgage.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Survivors include her daughter, Eleisha Hobbs of Newark; her son, Tony Hobbs of Rhome; her mother, Kathy Masters of Rhome; her father, Tony L. Davis and wife, Caroline, of Azle; her brother, Tony A. Davis of Rhome; other relatives and a host of friends.

Hogue, George Johnson | 1945-2012
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012

George Johnson Hogue
Memorial service for George Johnson Hogue, 66, of Bridgeport is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation will follow from 7 to 8 p.m. Private burial will be at a later date.
Hogue died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, in Denton.
Born Nov. 22, 1945, in Altus, Okla., to Ralph S. and Freddie B. (Johnson) Hogue, he graduated from Decatur High School in 1964. He married Waynda O’Dell in Bridgeport Nov. 24, 1967. Hogue worked most of his life as an electrician at Mitchell Energy and retired from Bridgeport Tank Trucks in 2010.
He was a member of the Australasian Order of Old Bastards, a fraternal organization based in Australia with members around the world. He was a ham radio operator, taught himself electronics and worked with home computers. He was also involved in shooting sports and hand loading.
Hogue is survived by his wife; daughter Jenny Kimball of Grand Prairie; his mother of Dexter, Mo.; and brother James Hogue and wife, Rayla, of Clarksburg, Mo.
Memorials may be made to Season’s Hospice Foundation at seasonsfoundation.org.

Holden, Kelly Kay | 1963-2012
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kelly Kay Holden
Funeral for Kelly Kay Holden, 49, of Boyd is 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Sonny Smith officiating.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Holden died Monday, March 12, 2012, in Boyd.
Born Jan. 3, 1963, in Fort Worth to Roy Dan and Patsy (Baccus) Holden, he owned and operated a paint and body shop in Boyd.
He is survived by mother Patsy Harris and her husband, Bobby, of Boyd; father Dan Holden of Houston; sons Kasey Holden of Boyd, Clinton Holden of Midlothian and Todd Harris of Paris; daughters Samantha Gilmore of Dallas, and Diamond Holden and Khloe Holden, both of Boyd; grandchildren Tristan and Chandra; sisters Cyndi Finney and friend, Dennis Stowe, of Fort Worth, Kathy Davis of Boyd, Amye Huddleston and husband, Doyle, of Azle, and Cynthia Wilson and husband, Wesley, of Decatur; brothers Vic Dean and wife, Michelle, of Springtown, Bobby Davis and friend, Cheryl Cooper, of Boyd, Allan Holden and wife, Crystal, of Springtown and Robbie Harris of Boyd; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Holley, Sue Paschall | 1937-2012
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sue Paschall Holley
Graveside service for Sue Paschall Holley, 75, of Bridgeport was April 7 at Cottondale Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sessions officiated.
Holley died Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born March 2, 1937, in Wise County to Lloyd and Ola (Albritton) Paschall, she was a homemaker. She married Marlan Holley Jan. 7, 1956, in Decatur.
Holley is survived by her husband; daughters Susan Krenek and husband, Ronnie, of Hungerford, Tracey Holley of Stephenville and Jamey Krebs and husband, Jesse, of Keller; son Wesley Maynard and wife, Sally, of North Richland Hills; brother Jim Paschall and wife, Janice, of Cottondale; sister Patsy Gentry and husband, Doug, of Paradise; grandchildren Conor, Betty and Holly; great-grandchild Jude; and other family members.

Hollingsworth, Ruth | 1921-2012
Published Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ruth Hollingsworth
Graveside service for Ruth Hollingsworth, 90, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Decatur, was July 9 at Chapel Hill Gardens in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Hollingsworth died Monday, July 2, 2012, in Reno.
Born Dec. 13, 1921, in Maywood, Ill., to William and Ana Peckat, she worked at the Wise County Heritage Museum and moved to Reno three years ago to be closer to her daughter.
Hollingsworth was preceded in death by son Craig Mikesell in December 2002.
She is survived by daughters Sharron McMikel of Reno; sister Lorraine Clauss of Indiana; and grandchildren Dzu Han “Mike” Mikesell of Euless and Jesse Hatfield of Reno.

Holt, Harley T. | 1924-2012
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Harley T. Holt
Funeral for Harley T. Holt, 88, of Fort Worth was July 31 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial was at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Holt died Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born March 25, 1924, in Bridgeport to Francis and Lillie (Hughes) Holt, he was an aircraft assembler.
Holt was preceded in death by brother Harold Holt and sisters Frances Griggs and Edna Knox.
He is survived by niece Judy Vass and husband, Curtis, of Graford; nephews Ronny Holt and wife, Ann, of Bridgeport and Danny Holt of Bridgeport; and other family members.

Hopkins, Emma Lenz | 1911-2012
Published Saturday, February 11, 2012

Emma Lenz Hopkins
Memorial service for Emma Lenz Hopkins, 100, of Krum, formerly of Runaway Bay, is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the home of her daughter, Celia, in Krum. For more information, call Celia at (214) 729-4116.
Hopkins died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Krum.
Born Nov. 30, 1911, in Auscha, Bohemia, Czech Republic, to Henry Frank and Marie Elizabeth (Pech) Lenz, she grew up in Dallas and married Granville E.N. Hopkins. They were longtime Runaway Bay residents, and she was secretary for the Wise Community Chorus from the ’70s to the ’90s.
Hopkins was a reporter for the flower club and won many blue ribbons for her arrangements. She was also a member of the AARP, an art club and the Fourth of July committee. She scrapbooked for several organizations, painted pictures, played the organ, volunteered at nursing homes and sang many times on the radio and at weddings and other events.
She was preceded in death by her husband in March 1997; and brothers Hugo Frank Lenz and Tony Frank Lenz.
Hopkins is survived by son Granville John Hopkins and wife, Dottie; daughter Celia Hopkins Edwards and husband, Bruce; grandchildren Dr. Tracey Way Childers, John Hopkins and Chad Waldrop; great-grandchildren Hunter, Emily Katie, Emma and Sally; stepgrandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Hopkins, Zuma Genell (Griffis) | 1922-2012
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Zuma Genell (Griffis) Hopkins
Funeral for Zuma Genell (Griffis) Hopkins, 89, of Sunset was Feb. 13 at Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs with the Rev. Mark Autry and Willie Haak officiating. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery.
Hopkins died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Decatur.
Born July 3, 1922, in Crafton to Charlie and Gertie (Stockard) Griffis, she was a homemaker.
Hopkins was preceded in death by husband R. V. Hopkins; two brothers; three sisters; and grandson Johnny Wayne Hopkins.
She is survived by sons Kenneth Hopkins and wife, Charlene, of Azle, Jimmy Hopkins and wife, Martha, of Park Springs, Milton Hopkins and wife, Carolyn, of Sunset; 11 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and adopted and foster grandchildren.

Horn, Mary | 1939-2012
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mary Horn
Funeral for Mary Horn, 72, of Bridgeport was Jan. 8 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Rusty Tanner officiating.
Horn died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born Nov. 17, 1939, in Muleshoe to William Thurman and Bernice (Springfield) Hendrix, she was a retired hairstylist. She listened to country music, gardened, sang, did crafts and took care of animals, including her pet raccoon, Poot.
Horn was preceded in death by husband Cecil Dean Horn and sister Novella England.
She is survived by sons Denny Burton and wife, Diane, of Enid, Okla., Kenny Graham of Irving and Curtis Thomas of Amarillo; sister Thurma Freeby and husband, Clarence, of Bridgeport; brother Robert Hendrix and wife, Wanda, of Madison, Miss.; grandson Christopher Graham of Irving; and nieces and nephews.

Horton, Marvin Lee | 1950-2012
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Memorial for Marvin Lee Horton, 61, of Decatur was July 2 at the Community Center of Tage Cemetery.
Horton died Friday, June 29, 2012, in Sunset.
Born Oct. 25, 1950, in Denton to Robert Lee and George Ann (Summers) Horton, he married Anna Cowan April 25, 1979, in Nocona. Horton owned his own business, Horton Welding, and was a rig welder for 42 years. He also fished and hunted.
Horton is survived by his wife of Decatur; children Jeff Jordan of Dean, Bobbie Jo Horton and Tim Maxwell of Greenwood, Julie Landers and husband, Randy, of Sunset and Terri McBride and Crystal Horton, both of Denton; father John Roper of Bowie; sister Ginger Cade of Valley View; brothers-in-law Bill Tage and wife, Jeri, of Greenwood and Ricky Pigg and wife, Clara, of Bowie; sister-in-law Myra Joan Jones of El Campo; and grandson Tater Jordan of Dean.

Howard, Delma | 1945-2012
Published Saturday, November 17, 2012

Delma Howard
A graveside service for Delma Howard, 67, of Sulphur Springs is 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Little Hope Cemetery in Winnsboro, with the Rev. C. J. Duffey officiating.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Timothy Dale Moody, Danny Paul Johnson Jr., Keith Butler, Robert Butler, Amber Baxley and J. J. Freeman. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Murray-Orwosy Funeral Home.
Delma died Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, 2012, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Winnsboro Aug. 9, 1945, the daughter of J.C. Hood and Mauline (Vaughn) Hood. She married Billy Wayne Howard, who preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker, and she was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include daughters Cindy Smith and husband, David, of Lone Grove, Okla., and Margaret Sparks of Winfield; sons Gordon Moody and wife, Becky, and David Moody, all of Jacksboro; sister Mary Christopher and husband, Glen, of Chico; brothers Lot Hood and wife, Nora, of Chico and Gordon Hood and wife, Vonda, of Park Springs; grandchildren Austin Moody, Matt Moody, Lindsey Moody, Krandy Jones, Ray Moody, Reasha Moody, Tim Moody, Amber Baxley, Kathy Baxley, Robert Butler, Keith Butler, Emily Smith, Joey May, Brian Johnson and Danny Johnson and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by son Coren Moody; daughter Mary Moody; brothers Joe Hood and Billy Ray Hood; sister Virginia Ann Dickson; grandson Charles Moody and great-grandson Avery Morgan.

Howell, Geneva Lee | 1922-2012
Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Geneva Lee Howell
Geneva “Neva Jane” Lee Howell, 90, a retired records manager, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in Bridgeport.
Graveside service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Merriman Cemetery in Ranger with Rev. Bob Raniey officiating. No visitation is planned.
Geneva was born Aug. 31, 1922, to Jesse and Maud (Anglin) Lee in DeLeon. She was united in marriage to Bryant William Howell who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1990. Geneva worked for the State of Texas and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include her daughters, Jane Mucci and husband, Arthur, of Murchison and Belinda Fey and companion, Howard Kearns Jr., of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Becky Parr and husband, Chris, Teresa Cogswell and husband Dolan, of Longview, Sonya Haefke of Arlington, Scott Fey and wife, Stephanie, of Bridgeport, and Brandon Fey of Ft. Collins, Colo.; seven great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Evans of Comanche; several nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or 800-227-2345.

Huddleston, Susan Kay | 1942-2012
Published Saturday, July 7, 2012

Susan Kay Huddleston
Funeral for Susan Kay Huddleston, 70, of Azle was July 3 at The Church at Azle with Randy Rosamond officiating.
Huddleston died Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Azle.
Born June 19, 1942, in Three Oaks, Mich., to Basil and Iris (Strauss) Shepherd, she was a retired electric aircraft assembler. She married Norman Huddleston March 2, 1963, in Lydick, Ind. Huddleston was a member of The Church at Azle, Red Hatters and Honor of the Order of the Yellow Dogs.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years; sons Doyle Huddleston and wife, Amye, of Azle and Norman Huddleston and wife, Kristine, of Peaster; daughter Robin Cathey and husband, Rodger, of Boyd; grandchildren Amanda, Ashley, Rodger, Jamie, Samantha, Deborah, Paige, Judge and Sydney; great-grandchildren Hunter, Gavin, Makayla, Lawson and Blaze; her parents of Azle; brother Bucky and wife, Jeanette, of South Bend, Ind.; sisters Judy Bently of South Carolina, Sharon Walbert and husband, Raymond, of Granger, Ind., Debborah Mablem of Kendallville, Ind., and Cheryl Tabler and husband, Tim, of Greensboro, Ga.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers were Judge Huddleston, Rodger G. Cathey, Rodger C. Cathey, Jason Johnson, Michael Hall and Kevin Chandler.
Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Huddleston and Norman Huddleston.

Hughes, Billie M. | 1932-2012
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Billie M. Hughes
Funeral for Billie M. Hughes, 74, of Granbury was April 10 at the Church of Christ in Granbury with burial at Holly Hills Memorial Park.
Hughes died Friday, April 6, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Born Dec. 27, 1932, in Wellington to Nora Dukes and Johnnie Hughes, he graduated from Paradise High School in 1951. He was baptized in Eunice, N.M., in 1960 and worked for EP Natural Gas in West Texas, Warren Petroleum and Mitchell Energy in Bridgeport.
Hughes also owned a Shell station in Fort Worth. He was known by fellow employees as the “Walking Horse” because of his fast pace at all times. Hughes served as a tank commander in the U.S. Army Armored Division from 1952 to 1954, during the Korean War.
He restored cars, was a mechanic, played fast-pitch softball, played basketball with children and grandchildren and was an avid snow skier.
Hughes was preceded in death by his wife, Juanelle Kuykendal Hughes and brother Joie “Joe” Hughes.
He is survived by wife Ann Austin Hughes; children Russell Hughes and wife, Suzanne, Steve Hughes and wife, Patsy, Vicky Black and husband, Rob, Mike Austin and wife, Susan, Bonita Whitney and husband, Richard, and Eric Austin and wife, Julie; siblings Leslie “Buck” Hughes, Richard Hughes and wife, Delora “Teo,” and Sherrie Lynn Templeton and husband, Terry; and sisters-in-law Mary Jewel Hughes and Mildred Ragsdale.

Hughes, James Thomas | 1973-2012
Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

James Thomas Hughes
James Thomas Hughes, 38, a truck driver, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Decatur.
A memorial service was held Sept. 9 at Cundiff Baptist Church.
Hughes was born Dec. 18, 1973, in Fort Worth to James Stanley Huckabee and Carol Sharline Hughes. He was a truck driver for Triple M Tank Trucks in Chico.
James was united in married to Shanna May Moss Feb. 14, 1997, in Decatur.
Survivors include his wife, Shanna Hughes; sons Shawn and Zachary Hughes; father James Huckabee of Joshua; mother Carol Sherwood of Fort Worth; brother William Charles Hughes of Godley; and grandmother Ruth Huckabee of Joshua.

Hughes, Johnny Hall | 1932-2012
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Memorial service for Johnny Hall Hughes, 79, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Hughes died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 1, 1932, in Decatur to Wallace Hughes and Beulah Hall Hughes, he was a retired dairyman.
Hughes was preceded in death by sisters Ann Hughes and Peggy Hughes.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lula Fern Porter Hughes; sons John Hughes, Perry Hughes and wife, Vickie, and Robert Hughes, all of Decatur; daughter Tretha Martin of Bridgeport; and granddaughters Erin and Kari Hughes of North Pole, Ala.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Church.

Hull, Gloria Inell ‘Nell’ | 1935-2012
Published Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gloria Inell 'Nell' Hull
Funeral for Gloria Inell “Nell” Hull, 77, of Paradise is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin Clay officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro. Family visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the funeral home.
Hull died Monday, March 19, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 28, 1935, in Paris to Benny Ray and Juanita Blanche (Williamson) Landers, she married Donald Clayton Hull Oct. 8, 1966, in Weatherford. She retired from the Dallas Theological Seminary as the food service manager.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Debbie Freeman and husband, Phillip, of Paradise; grandchildren, Billy Jack King of Stephenville and Jennifer DeJesus and husband, Wally, and Lindsay Freeman, all of Ponder; great-grandchildren Mary Grace, Jordan, Julian, Katy, Kennedy, Ethan, Lila and Landen; sister Dorothy Fisher of Yantis; brothers, Gary and Benny Landers of Shreveport, La., and Danny Landers of Paris; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Freeman, Gary Landers, Wally DeJesus, Dusty Rhoads, Richard Rhoads and Billy Jack King.

Hunter, Jacob ‘Jake’ Thomas | 1988-2012
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jacob Thomas Hunter
Funeral for Jacob “Jake” Thomas Hunter, 23, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at First Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Mark Autry and Carl Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Boyd Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Hunter died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Boyd.
Born Dec. 4, 1988, in Bedford to Alton and Vicki (Holloway) Hunter, he was a ranch hand and a graduate of Boyd High School. He hunted, fished and participated in off-road sports and boating. His constant companion was his American Bulldog, Lily.
Hunter was preceded in death by grandmother Pauline Judge Hunter.
He is survived by his parents of Boyd; brother Justin Hunter and wife, Courtney, of Boyd; grandparents John C. Hunter of Boyd, and Bill and Irene Holloway of Weatherford; aunts, uncles and other family members.
Pallbearers are Bryson Gentry, Garrett Bollom, Chad Clark, J.J. French, Daniel Armentor and Douglas Armentor.
Honorary pallbearers are Charles Hunter, Paul Hunter, Karl Holloway, Kevin Holloway, Zachary Holloway, Nicholas Holloway, Jared Beaty and John Beaty.

Ince, Norreca ‘Joy’ | 1950-2012
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Norreca 'Joy' Ince
Funeral for Norreca “Joy” Ince, 62, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the United Pentecostal Church of Bridgeport with Mike Wiltcher officiating. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Ince died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 4, 1950, in Bridgeport to Dorothy May (Whatley) and Norris Parsons, she was the first born in Bridgeport that year. Ince gardened and was a member of United Pentecostal.
She was preceded in death by son Robert Doyle Ince.
Ince is survived by her husband of 47 years, Billy Robert Ince; sons William Norris Ince and wife, Dawn, Billy Gene Ince and wife, Linda, Chris D. Ince and wife, Rachel, George Nelson Ince and wife, Claudia, and Daniel Lee Ince and wife, Kelly; 10 grandchildren; sisters Jane Garcia, Margie Kerr and Loretta Keller; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Irish, Mildred | 1914-2012
Published Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mildred Irish
Graveside service for Mildred Irish, 97, of Fort Worth, formerly of Cottondale, is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Cottondale Cemetery with the Rev. Sam B. Halsey of Episcopal Diocese of Northwest officiating.
Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Worth.
Irish died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Rockwall.
Born Oct. 10, 1914, in Cottondale to W.E. and Eva (Fletcher) Livengood, she married Charles “Charlie” Irish.
She was preceded in death by her husband and brother Spencer Livengood.
Irish is survived by daughter Palmer Ragsdale and husband, Kirk, of Rockwall; son Van Phipps and wife, Rebecca, of Colleyville; and grandchildren Jenny Ragsdale Darley of Dallas, Luke Ragsdale of Forney, Cole Ragsdale, Emily Ragsdale and Lucy Ragsdale, all of Rockwall, and Will Phipps and Vivian Phipps of Colleyville.
Memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice of Texas, 1315 Brookside Dr., Suite D, Hurst, TX 76053 or All Saints Episcopal Church of Fort Worth, 5001 Crestline Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Irland, Donald B. | 1929-2012
Published Saturday, December 15, 2012
Donald B. Irland, 83, of Colleyville, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
Service was Dec. 13 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel with burial in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Don was born March 3, 1929, and grew up in Shreve, Ohio. He played semi-pro baseball and excelled in basketball and football. Don coached numerous teams in the Colleyville/Grapevine area and had a great influence on many area youth.
He was a faithful husband, godly father and a great man to all who knew him. Don was a dedicated supporter of Dallas Theological Seminary and mission work. He loved fishing, hunting and all forms of competition, but above all he loved his Lord and his family.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; daughter Margaret Lynn; son Marty Joe; daughter-in-law Karen; and granddaughter Meg.
Survivors include his children, Mike Irland of Bedford, Ann Wells and husband, Mike, of Forney, Mark Irland and wife, Becky, of Alvord, Donna Frazier and husband, Steve, of Springtown, Dana Blanchard and husband, Mark, of Trophy Club, Paul Irland of Paradise, Danny Irland and wife, Alana, of Euless, and John Irland and wife, Lee Ann, of Ponder; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Isham, Robert O. | 1939-2012
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Robert O. Isham
Visionary. Mentor. Encourager. Leader. Worker. Patriarch.
Those are just a few of the words people in Decatur use to describe Robert O. Isham, who died Saturday, July 28, at the age of 73 after a brief illness.
Isham moved in many circles and touched the lives of thousands of people with quiet leadership, integrity and a determination to do things the right way. The longtime Decatur resident was a successful businessman and real estate investor who helped lead both the library and the hospital through major expansions.
He was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ for 37 years and served as an elder for 28 years. He served as a trustee of Abilene Christian University from 1985 to 1995.
Library board President Betty Carson described Isham as a “man of principle” who “lived what he believed.”
“You could take his word to the bank,” she said. “He was just a genuinely good man. Whatever he did, he gave it 100 percent. If he was on a board, he was not just there because somebody asked him to be – he was a contributing member, and he functioned that way as long as he was on the board.
“He didn’t force his issues on anybody, but once he decided on something, he was good to go.”
Isham was president of the library board in 1989 when the new facility opened, and he played a key role in the community’s fundraising efforts to match a grant from John and Katherine Jackson.
Isham’s legendary love of reading and of hi state led him to build a library at his home with an extensive collection of Texas historical books. But the community’s hospital was also near to his heart.
Isham joined the board of directors of Wise Regional Health System in 1989 and was president of the board for a dozen years before stepping down in 2007. It was under his leadership that the hospital built its current facility, which opened in 2006.
“He was such an instrumental part in our entire growth spurt between ’95 and the time he left the board. He was a major component,” said Steve Summers, chief executive officer of WRHS since 1991. “Robert had a vision for us.”
That vision, which Summers said was “pretty much established” in the 1990s, was to be the best hospital between the Metroplex and Wichita Falls, on to Abilene.
“He wanted us to be the best facility in that entire region,” Summers said. “We’ve actually met that and by many counts are as good as the hospitals you’ll see in the Metroplex. He got us to where we are today by his vision and his faith.”
Summers also used the word “steadfastness” when speaking of the longtime board president.
“He leaves so many legacies in business, church and family,” he said. “His skills on the board were bringing the vision and then working – helping to create the plan to put this whole facility in place, and having faith in the folks here at the hospital to accomplish the task.
“When people take a look at this facility they ought to be thinking about Robert.”
Summers said Isham was “really a low-key guy” who did not seek the spotlight.
“He would get up and speak if called upon, and he would do a wonderful job, but I don’t think that was what he really enjoyed,” Summers said. “He was very unassuming, but when he put his mind to something, that’s where it went.”
His leadership had a major impact on his church as well.
Mike McDowell, pastoral minister at Decatur Church of Christ, said Isham was “a man of wisdom, great vision and had a gift of leadership and mentoring that has impacted many, many lives.”
McDowell, who also serves as an elder for the church, was encouraged to take on that role by Isham, who had just stepped down after nearly three decades.
“I had a lot of conversations with Robert,” McDowell said. “He was one of those guys you could just listen to forever. He had such insight into God’s word, and he could really build you up and encourage you. It wasn’t just in this local congregation – it was in the community. He loved the Lord, and he used the gifts he had been blessed with to bless others.
“It almost feels like you’ve lost a patriarch.”
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with Rick Ross and Everett Chambers officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cody Duncum, Casey Duncum, Cade Isham, Dennis Lee, Calvin Buchanan, Jeff Jones, Raul Chavarria and Mike Casey.
Isham was born Feb. 6, 1939, in Overton, to Odis and Hazel (Turner) Isham. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Arlington State College, now the University of Texas at Arlington. He married Jeanne Sue Hopper on Aug. 20, 1960 in Arlington.
Isham was a longtime member of the Texas State Historical Society and the Texas Society of Public Accountants.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years; daughter Angela Duncum and husband, Mark, of Decatur; sons David Isham and wife, Karen, of Decatur and Mark Isham and wife, Joy, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Cody Duncum and wife, Christina, Casey Duncum and Cade, Jaci, Katie and Gracie Isham; brothers William and Royce Isham; numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by a grandson, Clinton Duncum.
Memorials can be made to the Decatur Church of Christ Mission Fund.

Jackson, Jerry Loyd | 1941-2012
Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jerry Loyd Jackson
Jerry Loyd Jackson, 71, of Bridgeport died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Decatur. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Jones Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at Wilson Prairie Cemetery.
Mr. Jackson was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Gatesville to Lillian (Wittie) and E.L. Jackson. He grew up in Hico and knew Brushy Bill Roberts (a.k.a. Billy the Kid) before his death in 1950. His family moved to Pecos, where he met and married Mary Frances Hale Oct. 26, 1959. He and Frances moved to Wise County in 1965 where they raised their four children, and he worked in the oilfield, eventually starting and running his own oilfield business.
He is survived by his wife; their children, Randell, Ricky, Rhonda and Reda; son-in-laws Tony Henry and Jeff Horner; sisters Earnestine Cauble and husband, James, of Katy, Pauline Faubion and husband, Rex, of Albuquerque, N.M., Mary Peacock and husband, Loyd, of Lovington, N.M.; brother-in-law Wayne Dorsett of Lubbock; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Dorsett and brother Alton Jackson.

Jenkins, Sandy Brashear | 1941-2012
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sandy Brashear Jenkins
Funeral for Sandy Brashear Jenkins, 70, of Decatur was July 16, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Alan Bates officiating.
Jenkins died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 16, 1941, in Decatur to Weldon and Mildred (Barlow) Brashear, she married Bob Jenkins in 1972 in Henrietta. She gardened, tended to her animals and was a member of Victory Family Church.
Jenkins was preceded in death by husbands Bill Van Winkle and Bob Jenkins.
She is survived by daughter Keela Ti Miller of Rhome, sons Shane Leedon Jenkins of Fort Worth and Mark Brynn VanWinkle of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Jennings, Minnie Mae | 1943-2012
Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Minnie Mae Jennings
Minnie Mae Jennings, 69, of Chico lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at home.
Funeral was Dec. 18 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Randy James officiating, and burial was in Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dusty Tucker, Dylan Vincent, Tyler Jennings, Caleb Jennings, Ernie Herrera and Willy Jack Vincent. Honorary pallbearers were James St. John and Virgil Oates.
Minnie was born Nov. 24, 1943, in Crafton to Geneva (Boyett) and O. B. Shurbet. She was a devout Christian, loving wife, mother and grandma.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharron Tucker and husband, Damon, and Karen Vincent and husband, Ernie Herrera; son Larry Jennings and wife, Stella; grandchildren Dusty Tucker and wife, Audrey, Dylan Vincent, Meagan Tucker, Payton Tucker, Tyler Jennings and Caleb Jennings; great-grandchildren Darden and Kash Tucker; and sisters Elaine Stipes and Nona Leek.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry; parents O. B. Shurbet and Geneva and Robert Mayo; and brother Jewell Shurbet.

Joiner, Nellie Lee Dycus | 1912-2012
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nellie Lee Dycus Joiner
Nellie Lee Dycus Joiner, 100, formerly of Lorenzo, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Decatur.
Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the First Baptist Church of Lorenzo. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. in the Lorenzo Cemetery with the Rev. Kris Knippa officiating.
A celebration of life was held at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur on Sept. 24.
Mrs. Joiner was born in Oklahoma on July 30, 1912, to Jessie Clemons and Margaret Caroline (Collins) Dycus. She was united in marriage to Henry Grady Joiner on Dec. 24, 1932, and they were married for 48 years until his death in 1980.
Mrs. Joiner was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Joe Robert Joiner and his wife, Patsy Ruth Law Joiner; her son Max Joiner; grandson Jimmy Don Joiner, brother Larkin Dycus, and sister Zephyr Mae Dycus Loftis.
Survivors include her daughters, Caroline Joiner Durham and husband, Bo, of Burleson; daughter-in-law Patricia Smith and her husband, A.O, of Lubbock; son Gerre Joiner and his wife, Jo, of Decatur; brothers Gene and J.C. Dycus, eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends who will miss her deeply.

Jones, Cynthia F. Chick Boaz | 1932-2012
Published Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cynthia F. Chick Boaz Jones
Memorial service for Cynthia F. Chick Boaz Jones, 80, of Boyd is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Chisholm Trail Baptist Church in Rhome.
Jones died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 4, 1932, in Enid, Okla., to Theron and Fern (Smith) Chick, she was a retired assistant apartment manager. She married Chester C. Jones in March 1990.
Jones was preceded in death by first husband John W. Boaz; two sisters; and a brother.
She is survived by her husband of Mansfield; sons Richard Louis Boaz of Dallas, John W. Boaz II and wife, Pam, of Brookshire and Paul K. Boaz and wife, Julie, of Boyd; daughters Belinda K. Cheatum and husband, Chuck, and Cynthia A. Hill, all of Brookshire; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brother, the Rev. T. H. Chick; sisters Judy Stewart, Sandra Doman and Lucinda Miller; and nieces and nephews.

Jones, Jacob Allan | 2012
Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jacob Allan Jones
Jacob Allan Jones, an infant, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Oakwood Cemetery.
Jacob was born Sept. 26, 2012, to Aaron and Brandy (Gates) Jones in Fort Worth.
He is survived by his parents of Paradise; his brother, Aidan Jones of Paradise; his grandparents, Brian Jones of Arlington, Kami Jones of Arlington, Michael Gates of Azle and Rhonda Hutchins of Fort Worth; great-grandparents Beverly Gates of Azle, Betty Kinninmonth of Arlington, Karen Dopita of College Station and Buddy and Jane Hull of Cottondale; and numerous aunts, uncles and other family members.

Jones, Margie New Lemme | 1939-2012
Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Margie New Lemme Jones
Funeral for Margie New Lemme Jones, 72, of Blue Mound is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Oasis Church Assembly of God in Saginaw with the Rev. F.J. Pearce and Michael Shutter officiating. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery.
Jones died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in North Richland Hills.
Born March 18, 1939, in Alvord to Vernon and Sylvia (Samples) New, she married Virgil Marvin Jones Oct. 7, 2005, in Blackwell, Okla. She played the piano for 33 years at Saginaw Assembly of God and White Settlement Assembly of God. She was a member of Oasis Church Assembly of God in Saginaw.
Jones was preceded in death by her previous husband, Melvin Lemme; son Melvin Lemme Jr.; and sister Linda Ryan.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Rhonda Holman and husband, Danny, of Pampa; son Randy Lemme and wife, Lorrie, of Haslet; grandchildren Nicole, Bobby, Courtney and Haley; great-grandchild Korbyn; sisters Trish New of Decatur and Reba Brown of Denton; brother Tommy New of Lewisville; and other family members.
Pallbearers are John Brown, Jeff Brown, Roland Moore, Donnie Moore, Dean Anderson and Ted Jones.

Jones, Robert Earl | 1934-2012
Published Saturday, May 19, 2012
Funeral for Robert Earl Jones, 77, of Bowie was May 14 at Montague Cowboy Church with burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Jones died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Corinth.
Born Aug. 5, 1934, in Fort Worth to Perry and Ida Louise (Green) Jones, he graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1951 and Texas Christian University in 1956. He married Emogene Anderson Oct. 5, 1956, in Fort Worth.
Jones worked for Humble Oil Co. as a sales manager for 14 years, before moving to Bowie in 1970. He worked as vice president of sales for Bowie Industries Inc. until his retirement in 2012.
He was an avid calf roper, played golf and attended his grandchildren’s activities.
Jones was preceded in death by sister-in-law Boots Fitzgerald and brother-in-law Dan Sheppard.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Jamie Fenoglio and husband, Leon, of Bowie and Susie Cantrell and Michael Kaufman of Henrietta; grandchildren Robert “Randy” Anderson McDonald and wife, Daisy, of Midlothian, Amber Wilson and husband, Brent of Boyd, Emily Alaniz and husband, Sam, of Rhome, Betsy Cantrell of Wichita Falls, Perry Austin Fenoglio of Bowie and Ethan Ross Cantrell of Henrietta.
He is also survived by great-grandchildren Darci, Bobby and Ryan McDonald and Lane, Cole, Andi and Rudy Wilson; sister Elizabeth Sheppard of Burleson; and brother-in-law Ben Fitzgerald of Bakersfield, Calif.

Jozwiak, Keith William | 1981-2012
Published Saturday, June 23, 2012

Keith William Jozwiak
Funeral for Keith William Jozwiak, 30, of Decatur was June 22 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Starr officiating.
Jozwiak died Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Decatur.
Born June 29, 1981, in Bellville to Charles J. and Mary Ann (Brending) Jozwiak, he was a member of ROTC in high school. He married Kendrik Amee Hanisko Feb. 29, 2012, in Decatur. Jozwiak was a lease operator for Devon Energy and was a member of the Catholic church.
He is survived by his wife; his parents of Brenham; stepsons Vincent and Hudson Romero, both of Decatur; sister Melissa Warren of Austin; and aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were Derek Berg, Jake McClean, Clint Howard, Carlos Cisneros, Royce Terrell and Brandon Derington.

Keener, Jack | 1935-2012
Published Saturday, November 10, 2012
Jack Keener, 77, a retired self-employed carpenter, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hurst.
Graveside service was Nov. 9 at Aurora Cemetery with Bro. Jesse Simon officiating.
Pallbearers were Shannon Keener, David Waldrep, Aaron Keener, Wesley Thrasher, Brant Waldrep and Shane Keener.
Jack was born Sept. 27, 1935, to Pete and Audrey (Gammons) Keener in Fort Worth. He worked in the construction field building houses and cabinets and doing trim work. He also became an excellent auto body repairman and owned his own business, at one time, in Grapevine.
He was a Christian and Baptist, and earlier in his life he followed a calling to preach. He loved the Lord and raised his seven children to do the same. In his early years, he enjoyed playing the guitar, gardening and raising animals of all types. Later in life he developed a passion for cooking and loved to give his family various jarred foods, jellies and hot sauces.
The thing he enjoyed most of all was having his family around him, and he passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.
He is survived by his children, Toni Waldrep and husband, David, of Mansfield, Mary Marshall of Arlington, Terrie Thrasher and husband, Wesley, of Southlake, Dee Dee Keener of Houston, Shannon Keener of Southlake, Shane Keener of Hurst, and Christie Good and husband, Chris, of Hurst; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other family members and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to Feed the Children, 800-627-4556.

Keener, Steve | 1959-2012
Published Saturday, June 23, 2012
Memorial service for Steve Keener, 53, of Boyd will be held at a later date.
Keener died Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Decatur.
Born June 16, 1959, in Jacksboro to Allen and Marilyn (Little) Keener, he was a custodian at Tarrant County College.
He is survived by sister Terri Ellis and husband, Steve, of Boyd; nephews Keith Hulsey and wife, Wilma, Chris Hulsey and wife, Rainey, and Tommy Ellis and wife, Jennifer, all of Boyd; cousins Deb Howard of Bridgeport and Nancy McKinley of Graham; and other relatives.

Keith, Lloyd Clarence | 1927-2012
Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Lloyd Clarence Keith, 85, of Garland, died Nov. 5, 2012, in Coppell.
Service is Thursday, Nov. 8, under the direction of Restland Coppell Chapel. The former Wise County resident will be buried in Wise County.
Lloyd was born June 7, 1927, in Albany to Lloyd and Martha Keith.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Keith of Lewisville; son Robert W. Keith and wife, Molly, of Coppell; daughter Vicki Keith Spiro of Lewisville; grandsons Nicholas Spiro and wife, Janel, of Dallas; Stephen Keith and wife, Mary, of Coppell; granddaughter Rachel Higgs and husband, Cliff, of Coppell; and a great-grandson, Wade Keith of Coppell.

Kelley, C.F. | 1919-2012
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012

C.F. Kelley
Funeral for C.F. Kelley, 92, of Richland Hills is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Richland Hills Baptist Church with entombment at Greenwood Mausoleum.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home with additional visitation immediately before the service at the church.
Kelley died Sunday, July 15, 2012.
Born Nov. 10, 1919, in Paradise to Mary Ann Lou Pate and Charles Franklin Kelley, he grew up on the family farm on what is now known as Kelley Road in Paradise. He chronicled the defining moments of his life in handwritten memoirs.
Kelley served in World War II as a B-26 pilot in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of Marauder Men of North Texas and was inducted into the French Legion of Honor as a chevalier by the French government.
He was a manager for SH Kress and worked for Leonard’s Department Store as manager of the Christmas Toyland and the sporting goods department. After retiring from the National Buying Syndicate in 1989, he volunteered in the neonatal intensive care unit at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth for more than 20 years.
Kelley was mayor of Richland Hills from 1992 to 2002 and held the Tarrant County Mayors Council Chair on the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce board of directors in 2001. He served on the Birdville ISD Parent-Teachers Association, Richland Athletic Association and was Distinguished President of the Optimist Club of Fort Worth area. Kelley was a member of Richland Hills Baptist Church, where he was a 50-year member and deacon.
He was the recipient of the Optimist of the Year award in 1995, Kay Granger’s District 12 Star Award in 1999 and was named Northeast Tarrant Chamber’s Hometown Hero from Richland Hills April 28, 2012.
Kelley met his wife, Edith, when they were 17 years old. He was the softball umpire in a UIL meet, and she was the pitcher. She preceded him in death four years ago.
He is survived by daughter Nancy Kelley Amos and husband, Charley; sons R. David Kelley and wife, Carol, and Michael Kelley and wife, Judy; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

Kelley, Linda K. Bower | 1948-2012
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Linda K. Bower Kelley
Funeral for Linda K. Bower Kelley, 63, of Fort Worth was May 8 at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington, burial was at Johnson Station Cemetery in Arlington.
Kelley died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Born June 20, 1948, in Fort Worth to Jess and Billie Bower, she graduated from Fort Worth’s Eastern Hills High School in 1966 and attended Tarrant County Junior College. She was also executive director of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce from 1987 to 1992.
She retired from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Family Medicine, where she served as senior administrative associate. Kelley held various other positions within the university and also worked as a legislative aide and campaign manager to former State Rep. Ric Williamson.
Kelley was preceded in death by brother Tommy Bower.
She is survived by son Jay Kelley of Fort Worth; and daughter Kristen Kelton, granddaughter Riley Kelton, and grandson Barrett Kelton, all of Trophy Club, formerly of Decatur.
Survivors also include brother Terry Bower and wife, Barbara, of Stephenville; sister Robyn McMahan and husband, Robin, of Kennedale; sister-in-law Linda Bower of Weatherford; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Forth Worth-Arlington Chapter, in honor of her grandson Barrett Kelton.

Kennedy, Jennifer Leann | 1977-2012
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jennifer Leann Kennedy
Funeral for Jennifer Leann Kennedy, 34, of Sunset is 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Bill Cleveland and Michael Feese officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Kennedy died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 16, 1977, in Fort Worth to Bessie (Meunier) and Jack D. Kennedy, she was a truck driver and member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by her parents; sister Kristi Griffin and husband, Paul; niece Kaitlyn Griffin; nephew, Austin Griffin, all of Alvord; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers are Shawn Burkett, Jason Baird, Danny Taylor and Billy Rutledge.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kennemer, Shirley D. | 1939-2012
Published Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shirley D. Kennemer
Memorial service for Shirley Diane Kennemer, 72, of Fort Worth is 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Leonard Memorial Chapel at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.
Kennemer died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Born Sept. 27, 1939, to Roscoe Phillips and Opal Phillips, she married Charles Kennemer in 1955. After she raised her family, she became a certified public accountant. Kennemer established an accounting and tax-preparation business and had clients in Wise County. She retired in 2010.
In 1989, she remarried, learned to ski and went on ski trips.
Kennemer was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Eugene Ruppert.
She is survived by sons Darrell Kennemer and wife, Donna, and Mike Kennemer and wife, Debbie; daughter Diane Bland and husband, Brad; grandchildren Lindsey Boyle, Aaron Kennemer, Mack Kennemer, Holly Haralson, Ryan Bland and Ty Gaarz; great-grandchildren Haylee Boyle, Lily Boyle, Chloe Boyle and Callie Haralson; and sister Priscilla Pearson.

Kerley, Bonnie Beth | 1933-2012
Published Saturday, December 29, 2012
Bonnie Beth Kerley, 79, a retired secretary, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Bridgeport.
No service is scheduled at this time.
Bonnie was born Nov. 23, 1933, to Dwight and Ethel (Swenson) Quam. She married William Kerley in 1986 in Midland.
Bonnie grew up in Minnesota and taught kindergarten after receiving her associate’s degree in education. After marrying, she worked as a secretary and led various church choirs and sang in an opera chorus as well as singing solos. She was an accomplished pianist and vocalist.
After retiring, she lived in Colorado and then moved to North Texas with her husband, Bill. She was a member of the Runaway Bay Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She is survived by her daughters, Paula Hanssen of St. Louis, and Heidi Muensterer and husband, Heribert, of Southlake; stepdaughter Terry Cooke of Odessa; granddaughters Sarah Andress of St. Louis, and Julia and Laura Muensterer of Southlake; sister Joan Quam of Waconia, Minn.; and brother Michael Quam of McKinleyville, Calif.; other family members and a host of friends.

Kincaid, Trina Renee | 1970-2012
Published Saturday, September 1, 2012

Trina Renee Kincaid
Funeral for Trina Renee Kincaid, 42, of Michigan, formerly of Decatur, was Aug. 31, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Van Gardner officiating. Burial was at Boyd Cemetery.
Kincaid died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Maple Grove, Minn.
Born Jan. 8, 1970, in Fort Worth to Larry Gene Kincaid and Marcine (Roberson) Rebstock, she attended Decatur schools as a child. Her family moved to Lewisville, where she graduated from Lewisville High School.
She is survived by her mother of Carrollton; father of Ohio; sisters, Kelli Nelson of Carrollton and Stacie Power of Nashville; daughter Maya Winter and her father, Joe Winter, of Dilworth, Minn.; son Gunnar Anderson and his father, Eric Anderson, of Elk River, Minn.; aunts Lavell Mann of Decatur and Sue Kincaid and husband, Dick, of Ohio; nephews and cousins.

King, Eddie | 1943-2012
Published Saturday, March 31, 2012

Eddie King
Funeral for Eddie King, 68, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Michael Ramirez officiating.
King died Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 23, 1943, in Bridgeport to J.D. King Jr. and Inez (Niblett) King, he was a member of the National Guard. He played poker, told stories, raised cattle and played with his grandchildren.
King is survived by his wife, Peggy; son Bart King and wife, Tammie; daughter Dee Dee Martinez and husband, Chris; stepson Bobby Culwell and wife, Vicky; brother Lindy King and wife, Delyn; grandchildren Jake Martinez, Brady Martinez, August Martinez, Crystal North, Jim Bob Culwell III and Austin Culwell; and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Johnny Chilton, Lonnie Hobbs, Lonny Benham, Rick Brown, Wesley Driskill and Beaumont Brown.

King, Larry ‘Skipper’ Gregg | 1946-2012
Published Saturday, July 21, 2012

Larry ‘Skipper’ Gregg King
Funeral for Larry “Skipper” Gregg King, 66, of Springtown is 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 23, at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial is 2:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
King died Monday, July 16, 2012, in Springtown.
Born Jan. 17, 1946, in Decatur to Earl and Oreta King, he worked at Bell Helicopter 19 years, retiring in 2010. He fished and was a Dallas Cowboys fan.
King is survived by his wife, Connie King; daughters Lisa O’Gorman and husband, T.J., and Tonia Dorr and husband, Joe; stepson Don Harris; stepdaughter Melissa Harris; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Kirbie, Matthew | 1953-2012
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Matthew Kirbie
Matthew Kirbie, 59, a construction estimator, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Mass of Christian burial was Nov. 12 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church with Father Jacob Alvares officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Steven Reeves, Adam Darrach, Jessie Horton, Glenn Hornback, Jake Kaz and Jake Warner. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Bell and Bobby Richie.
Matthew was born May 12, 1953, in Fort Worth to Troy and Annabell Elizabeth (Calvert) Kirbie. He married Rhonda Gail Phillips June 15, 1974, in Decatur.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Rhonda Kirbie; sons Mark Kirbie and wife, Amber, of Paradise and Merrick Kirbie and wife, Megan, of Falls City; daughter Melissa Renee Minor and husband, David, of Decatur; granddaughters Madison, Maliah, Mikena, Mariah, Maci and Mykah; brothers Michael Kirbie and wife, Deborah, of Decatur, Malcom Kirbie and wife, Kelli, of Chico; sister Marcella Rhine and husband, Dennis, of Decatur; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Matthew was preceded in death by his parents; son Miles Kirbie; and brothers Mark and Martin Kirbie.

Kirkland, ‘Bodie’ Kenneth Boyd | 1962-2012
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012

'Bodie' Kenneth Boyd Kirkland
Funeral for “Bodie” Kenneth Boyd Kirkland, 50, of Cottondale is 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Cottondale Baptist Church with Charles Pugh and Josh Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Cottondale Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Kirkland died Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Decatur.
Born March 17, 1962, in Fort Worth to Doris Eulene and Kenneth R. Kirkland, he married Dianna Lynn Perkins March 9, 1991, in Haltom City. He was a contractor for GTR Construction and a member of Cottondale Baptist Church. Kirkland spent time outdoors, worked on cars and built things.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Amber and Cassidy Kirkland; and sisters Beverly Kirkland and Cindy Watson and husband, Gary, all of Cottondale.
Pallbearers are Hunter Watson, Jimmy Osborn, Byron Osborn, Chris Osborn, Billy Greenwood and Jacob Mayberry. Memorials may be made to the Kenneth Kirkland Foundation at First State Bank in Paradise.

Lacefield, Edna Bernice | 1922-2012
Published Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Memorial service for Edna Bernice Lacefield, 89, of Alvord will be at a later date.
Lacefield died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Alvord.
Born Sept. 11, 1922, in Colorado, she married Jack Lacefield in 1953 in Orange County, Calif. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by sons Kenneth Gene Poteet, Richard Wayne Poteet and Johnny Lee Lacefield; three sisters and three brothers.
Lacefield is survived by son Walter Poteet of Alvord.

Lambert, Eula Mae | 1919-2012
Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Eula Mae Lambert
Eula Mae Lambert, 93, of Decatur died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Decatur.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Staub officiating. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Eula Mae was born June 17, 1919, in Penelope to Robert T. and Eva Mae (Wright) Cox. She married Sam Lambert Feb. 22, 1937, in Littlefield and was married 39 years at his death on March 15, 1976. She was owner of Eula’s Beauty Shop for 32 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Nelda Raye Parrent of Decatur, LaQuita Lambert Martin and husband, Charles of Antlers, Okla., and Dorothy Mae Summerford and husband, James, of Ashford, Ala.; grandchildren Russell Dean Tomson, Sheril Tomson and Dana Englehart, all of Decatur, Andrea Baird of Tennessee, Rhonda Jo Walker of Azle, Michelle Boswell and Toni Rene Hill, both of Alabama; sister Edna Pearl Taylor of Wolford; 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Dorothy Fielder and Marquriete Howard, both of Decatur, Valerie Ironmonger of Granbury and Charlotte White of Stillwater, Okla.

Lancaster, Ernest ‘Burt’ | 1928-2012
Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ernest ‘Burt’ Lancaster
Ernest “Burt” Lancaster, 84, a repairman, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at East Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Webster officiating. No visitation is scheduled.
Burt was born May 11, 1928, to Jesse and Ettie (Young) Lancaster in Eastland. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Doris Denton Jan. 14, 1983, in Ardmore, Okla.
He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1986 after 34 years of service, working in Childress, Houston and then ending his career in Fort Worth. He also worked at the local radio station, KBOC, on Sunday mornings playing gospel music.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Doris Denton Lancaster of Bridgeport; sons Danny Lancaster of Canyon, Michael Lancaster and wife, Cindy, of Hobbs, N.M., and Mark Lancaster and wife, Shelby, of Vega; daughter Tracy Lawson and husband, David, of Hobbs, N.M.; stepsons Alvin Qualls Jr. of Bridgeport and Daniel Selman of Fort Worth; six grandsons; one granddaughter; other family members and a host of friends.

Lane, Scott Dwane | 1956-2012
Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Scott Dwane Lane
Funeral for Scott Dwane Lane, 55, of Albuquerque, N.M., was Jan. 17 at First Baptist Church in Denton followed by burial at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Lane died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.
Born Nov. 8, 1956, in Denton to Edward and Mary Jane Nichols Lane, he married Sheryl Anne Kearby Dec. 30, 1978.
He earned biology and accounting degrees from the University of North Texas. Lane started his accounting career at Moore Business Forms in Denton in 1980, was transferred to Mundelein, Ill., in 1986 and to Albuquerque in 1987. He was vice president of Sun Country Industries and was a former employee of Gruet Winery and Cooper Vision in Albuquerque.
Lane volunteered for Boy Scout Troop No. 174 in Paradise Hills, N.M., and helped his son achieve Eagle Scout rank. He rode his bike and logged more than 6,000 miles riding to work and with his children. He watched his children play sports and helped them in their successes at school. Every year he returned to Sanger to work on the family farm.
Lane is survived by his wife; children Susannah Lane Dikes and husband, Kevin, of Houston, Charlotte Lane of Burbank, Calif., and Marinda Lane and Abram Lane, both of Albuquerque; siblings Eddie Lane, Rodney Lane and Jane Lane Naugher, all of Denton; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Mason and Helen Hill Kearby of Denton, formerly of Decatur.
Memorials may be made to the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, P.O. Box 30961, Albuquerque, NM 87190.
Online memorials may be made at http://remembertheirstory.com.

Largent, Elizabeth A. | 1932-2012
Published Saturday, September 1, 2012
Elizabeth A. Largent, 80, formerly of Wise County, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Hartshorne, Okla.
Memorial service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Decatur Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
Elizabeth was born Feb. 21, 1932, to Shelby and Maud Haggard. She worked at Lockheed Martin. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vicki Largent; her parents; and siblings.
Survivors include her three sons: James Largent; David Largent and wife Tina; and Billy Largent; grandchildren, Jimmy, Vicki, Karen, James, Zack and Trisha Largent; several great-grandchildren; other family members and a host of friends.

Lark, Katie Sue Dearman | 1931-2012
Published Saturday, February 25, 2012

Katie Sue Dearman Lark
Memorial service for Katie Sue Dearman Lark, 80, of Longview, formerly of Paradise, is 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.
Dearman died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Longview.
She was born Oct. 30, 1931, in New Brunswick, Ark., to Connie Donaldson Dearman and Doyle Houston Dearman.
Dearman was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Lark; and sister Sallie Potts.
She is survived by daughters Connie Shaffer of Austin, Bettie Taylor and husband, Doug, of Longview, and Cindy Jackson and husband, Gary, of Paradise; three grandsons; five granddaughters; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Larsen, Michael Eugene | 1951-2012
Published Saturday, June 9, 2012
Memorial service for Michael Eugene Larsen, 61, of Decatur will be held at a later date.
Larsen died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Feb. 2, 1951, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Leonard and Wanda (Smith) Larsen, he was a retired cattleman. He bought and sold cattle and made people laugh. Larsen was a member of the Alvord Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dick Larsen.
Larsen is survived by son Dustin Larsen and wife, Stacey; and granddaughters Elsie and Kinsley Larsen, all of Springfield, Mo.; his mother of Fort Scott; sisters Beverley Larsen of Ozark, Mo., and Belinda Tucker of Fort Scott; and brothers Steve Larsen of Springfield and Brad Larsen of Winfield, Kan.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Alvord, P.O. Box 25, Alvord, TX 76225.

Lattimore, Jessie Lynn Lee | 1924-2012
Published Saturday, July 7, 2012

Jessie Lynn Lee Lattimore
Funeral for Jessie Lynn Lee Lattimore, 87, of Conroe was July 6 at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth with burial at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Lattimore died Monday, June 25, 2012, in Conroe.
Born Sept. 1, 1924, in Kemp to John A. Lee and Willie Dorman, she graduated from Paradise High School. She lived in Fort Worth for many years and retired from LTV as an electronics assembler in 1984 after 23 years of service. She moved to Houston in the early 1990s and lived in Huntsville for the last four years.
Lattimore was preceded in death by husband Durwood Lattimore; son Ronny Lattimore; and six siblings.
She is survived by daughter Virginia Lee and husband, Robert, of Huntsville; stepson Butch Jones and wife, Christy, of Rockwall; grandchildren Brian Lee and Kevin Lee, both of Houston, Robert Lattimore and Linda Lue Thomas of Fort Worth, Misty Wilson of Clovis, N.M., Brandon Lattimore of Santa Fe, N.M., and Derek Jones, Colby Jones and Sam Jones, all of Rockwall; and five great-grandchildren.

Lawhon, Robert Wayne | 1931-2012
Published Saturday, February 11, 2012

Robert Wayne Lawhon
Memorial service for Robert Wayne Lawhon, 80, of Gordonville is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Faith Baptist Church in Gordonville.
Lawhon died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Decatur.
He was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Midlothian to Isaac and Katherine McCarter.
Lawhon was preceded in death by sisters Betty Jordan, Rable Cobb, Anita Rust and Loretta Cobb; brothers William McCarter and Artie A. Lawhon; and grandson Robert Wayne Brandenburg.
He is survived by daughters Rose Piper and husband, Don, of Mounds, Okla., Sandra Mattingly and husband, Brian, of Aurora and Kim Hunter and husband, Michael, of Decatur; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Lewis, Ella Ardena ‘Boots’ | 1932-2012
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ella Ardena 'Boots' Lewis
Funeral for Ella Ardena “Boots” Lewis, 79, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Van Gardner and Bill Hughes officiating. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lewis died Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Born Aug. 3, 1932, in Amherstdale, W.Va., to Millard and Georgia (Waugh) Browning, she married Johnny Martin Lewis Jan. 28, 1950, in Phienix City, Ala. She helped her grandmother run a boarding house, which started her service to others.
She served at church camps for more than 50 years, volunteered when needed and donated 15 gallons of blood through the American Red Cross.
Lewis was president of the Wise Regional Health System Auxiliary, American Red Cross in Virginia and Florida, and Old Main High School Alumni Class of 1950. She was commander of the DAV Women’s Chapter in Decatur.
She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star chapter in Decatur for 25 years, Decatur Woman’s Club and Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur and past member of Becco Baptist Church in Amherstdale, where she sang.
She was preceded in death by her husband on June 16, 2009; brothers Euel, Bert and Aubrey Browning; sisters Betty Bartlett and Marlene Kilgore; and nephews Robert Browning, Kim Kilgore and Tim Bartlett.
Lewis is survived by son John L. Lewis of Decatur; daughters Leah Lewis of Decatur and Renee Workman of Huntington, W. Va.,; grandchildren Jenny Vess and husband, Michael, of Boyd and Ray Peel and wife, Kristy, of Midlothian; great-grandchildren Arianna and Peyton Vess of Boyd and Macie, Trapper and Rachel Peel of Midlothian; brother-in-law Jim Bartlett of Ohio; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Ray Peel, Michael Vess, Peyton Vess, John L. Lewis, Stanley Kemp, Kenneth Peel and Stephen Hunt.

Lightfoot, Michelle Lynne | 1981-2012
Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Michelle Lynne Lightfoot
Funeral for Michelle Lynne Lightfoot, 31, of Boyd was Feb. 28 at U-Turn Ministries in Boyd with Kevin Alexander officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Lightfoot died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Born Jan. 8, 1981, in Houston to Robert Jr. and Kimberly (St. Clair) Lightfoot, she was a homemaker and a waitress at Stevens Street Grill in Bridgeport. She was a member of U-Turn Ministries in Boyd.
Lightfoot was preceded in death by brother Robert Lightfoot III; sister LeAnne Lightfoot; and daughter Sadie Lynne Lightfoot.
She is survived by sons Tyler and Trenten Harper of Boyd; father of her children Nathan Harper; her mother of Boyd; father and his wife, Heather, of Oklahoma; sister Ashley Lightfoot McLaughlin and husband, Cassidy, of Garland; and extended family.
Pallbearers were Blaze McLaughlin, Jonathan Powers, Bill Mau, Logan Powers, Dustin Powers and Nathan Harper. Honorary pallbearers were Tyler Harper, Trenten Harper and Jacob Dyer.

Limbaugh, Steve Guinn | 1958-2012
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Funeral for Steve Guinn Limbaugh, 53, of Springtown is 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Limbaugh died Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Weatherford.
Born Sept. 26, 1958, in Dallas to Horace and Wanda (Scurlock), he was a safety director at Bridgeport Tank Trucks and a member of Valley View Baptist Church.
He is survived by his fianc , Shannon Loggan of Springtown; his parents of Mesquite; brothers Dr. Mark Limbaugh of Rockwall and Jason Limbaugh of Mansfield; sister Lea C. Limbaugh of Las Colinas; daughters Amy Valdez and husband, Nicklas, and Amber Limbaugh, all of Mesquite; three grandchildren; a nephew, niece and other family members.
Memorials may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at www.tsrhc.org. or (800)421-1121.

Lipstreu, William ‘Bill’ Frederick | 1924-2012
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012

William ‘Bill’ Frederick Lipstreu
Graveside service for William “Bill” Frederick Lipstreu, 88, of Springtown is 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Springtown Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown.
Lipstreu died Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 10, 1924, in Aubrey to Otis Arthur and Lula Adams Keen Lipstreu, he graduated from Aubrey school in 1940. He started college at North Texas State Teachers College but left in 1942 and joined the U.S. Army Air Forces. In June 1944, Lipstreu became a pilot and second lieutenant and began serving in Okinawa in June 1946, flying transport aircraft.
He married Lynelle “Nell” Baker in May 1947. They lived in Denton while he finished his college education with a master’s degree. In 1949, Lipstreu began teaching business subjects at Boyd High School. In 1953, he became principal and was named superintendent in 1956. He remained in Boyd until 1970.
Lipstreu moved to Springtown as a principal and worked there until his retirement in 1986. Lipstreu Elementary in Springtown is named for him.
Lipstreu was a 50-plus year member of the Boyd Masonic Lodge and a member of Eureka Lodge in Springtown. He and his wife retired to Circle W RV Ranch in Rockport where he fished, played golf, played cribbage and Texas Hold’em. He also volunteered at Live Oak Elementary School in Rockport.
Lipstreu was preceded in death by his wife; daughter Mykel Blanchard; grandson Eric Gromatzky; and brother Otis Keen Lipstreu.
He is survived by daughter Sandy Brown and husband, Richard, of Boyd; grandsons Donny Brown of Springtown, and Barry Brown, and wife, Michelle, of Boyd; and great-granchildren Luke and Jaycee.
Memorials may be made in his name to the First United Methodist Church in Springtown, 109 West Third St., Springtown, TX 76082, or the First United Methodist Church in Boyd, 540 S. Allen St., Boyd, TX 76023, for the purchase of school supplies for needy children.

Long, Melanie Rose | 1985-2012
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Funeral for Melanie Rose Long, 26, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at First United Methodist Church in Springtown with burial at Jaybird Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown.
Long died Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born July 27, 1985, in Fort Worth to Anthony Caldwell and Marie Brown, she attended Springtown High School. She married Brian Long Oct. 31, 2008, in Joshua. Long shopped and listened to music.
She is survived by her husband; children Shyla Rose, Shyenne Kathryn, Shania Alexis and Brian Triston; her parents Dan and Marie Myers of Joshua and Anthony Caldwell of East Texas; brothers Christopher Caldwell of Peaster and Justin Myers of Joshua; sisters Brittney Worden and husband, Kyle, of Cooper and Brandi Hall of Azle; grandmother Roselee Brown of Azle; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lowrance, Charles Rex | 1929-2012
Published Saturday, November 3, 2012

Charles Rex Lowrance
Charles Rex Lowrance, 83, a longtime resident of Wise County, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
Lowrance was born May 11, 1929, in Frederick, Okla., to Edward Earl and Lovelle (Heflin) Lowrance. He grew up in Erick, Okla., where he was reared by his maternal grandparents, John Woodson and Essie (Younger) Heflin.
After his discharge from the U.S. Army, he learned the masonry trade while working for Othella Martin of Erick. From 1960 until he retired in 1996, he owned and operated Lowrance Masonry in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. He retired from cattle ranching in 2007.
On March 2, 1991, Rex married Kathy Kohn, who died in 2001. He married Hilda Friedman on March 29, 2009. After learning that he had Parkinson’s disease, Rex refused to slow down. He continued to cook, exercise, garden and teach friends how to become “bucket farmers.” He was a caring and generous person who was always willing to help others.
Rex is survived by his wife, Hilda; son Charles Woodson Lowrance; sister Shirley Jane Newton; brother Kenneth Lowrance and wife, Donna; granddaughters Ashley Lowrance King and Chelsea Lowrance; and son-in-law Ed Likens and wife, Shonna; nephews David, Robert and Michael Kohn, and many other nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private ceremony at the burial site, Colleyville Bluebonnnet Hills Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, (800) 327-4545.

Luster, James Edward | 1938-2012
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012

James Edward Luster
Memorial service for James Edward Luster, 74, of Boyd was Monday, May 7, at Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church in Boyd with the Rev. Robert Haynes officiating.
Luster died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 16, 1938, in Bethesda, Ark., to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Wheeley) Luster, he was a master carpenter and tool sharpener. He married Janice Ruth Hull May 15, 1969, at the Chapel of Precious Memories in Huntington Beach, Calif. Luster served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church and was a fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his wife; and brother Wesley A. Luster.
Survivors include son James Edward Luster II and wife, Jennifer, of Port Orchard, Wash., daughter Denice Marie Luster of Orlando, Fla.; grandson Tristen Luster of Port Orchard; brother Johnny Luster and wife, Barbara, of Boyd; and other family members.

Maggard, Orville | 1922-2012
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Orville Maggard
No service is planned for Orville Maggard, 90, of Azle.
Maggard died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Azle.
Born June 11, 1922, in Harlan County, Ky., to James and Margaret (Hubbard) Maggard, he was a waterline installer. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17, landed at Omaha Beach and fought in the European Theater of World War II.
Maggard was a lifetime member of the Bowie Veterans of Foreign Wars. He fished, played the guitar and fed the local homeless.
He is survived by son James Carroll of East Liverpool, Ohio; daughters Patricia Carroll of Calcutta, Ohio, and Margaret Carroll of Houston; sister Phyllis Bowling and husband, Roger, of Louisville, Ky.; and other family members.

Maliska, Angela Marie | 1974-2012
Published Saturday, December 29, 2012
Angela Marie Maliska, 37, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Decatur.
Mass was Dec. 28 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church with Father Jacob Alvares officiating.
Angela was born Dec. 29, 1974, in Mariemont, Ohio, to Charles Otis and Judith Renee (Glaser) Maliska II.
She is survived by her mother, Judy Flusche of Decatur; brother Miles Maliska and wife, Pamela, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; sister Renee Fandrich and husband, Michael, of Arlington; grandmother Joan Glaser of White Bear Lake, Minn.; nieces Megan Kemp, Loren Cooper and Taylor Ann Fandrich; and nephew Lachlan Maliska.

Manire, Aline ‘Dora’ | 1933-2012
Published Saturday, October 27, 2012

Aline ‘Dora’ Manire
Aline “Dora” Manire, 79, a retired hairdresser, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken May and Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Dora was born Feb. 19, 1933, to Broe and Della (Claborn) Ray. She was the great-granddaughter of Mose P. and Lavina Ball who came to Wise County in early 1850 and helped settle the northern part of Wise County.
Dora married Leon “Leaky” Manire in 1955, and they were married 22 years until his death Jan. 11, 1977.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Wise County Historical Society, the Decatur Senior Citizens Center, First Baptist Church of Decatur and the Red Hat Group. Dora was a volunteer for Solaris Hospice Healthcare and Decatur Nursing Home.
She was the first woman to serve on a jury in Wise County.
Survivors include her daughter, Fonda O’Connor and husband, Mike, of Weatherford; son Troy Manire of Decatur; loving granddaughter, Danni O’Connor of Weatherford; sister-in-law LaVerna Manire of Weatherford; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Mann, Carlton | 1938-2012
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Funeral for Carlton Mann, 74, of Greenwood, formerly of Bridgeport, is 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur with Dr. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mann died Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Plano.
Born Jan. 4, 1938, in Decatur to Mary (Carlton) and Frank Mann, who were dairy farmers in the Bluett community, he served in the Army National Guard from 1956 to 1970.
Mann earned a master’s degree from the University of North Texas and taught for many years. He retired as assistant superintendent at Bridgeport ISD after 41 years of service.
Mann married Virginia Ann Pinkerton April 11, 1959, in Marietta, Okla. He was a cattle rancher, spent time outdoors and was a member of Singing Oaks Church of Christ.
Mann was preceded in death by sister Fidella Mann Gage.
He is survived by his wife; children Janet Gail Mann Armstrong and husband, Neil, of Bridgeport and Brent Edward Mann of Greenwood; grandchildren Alyssa Diane Armstrong and Sage Cheyenne Mann; great-grandsons Pierce Charles Carman and Tate Ryan Lingo; brothers Burt Ellis Mann of Odessa and L.W. Mann of Alvord; and sisters Christelle Mann Martin and Frankie Mann Miliara, both of Lewisville.
Pallbearers are Rusty Mann, Tim Mann, Craig Mann, Chuck Mann, Marcus Miliara and Bill Thetford.

Marlett, Billy Frances Murphy | 1946-2012
Published Saturday, May 19, 2012
Funeral for Billy Frances Murphy Marlett, 66, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. David Rucker officiating. Burial is at Cottondale Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Marlett died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Born April 25, 1946, in Cottondale to William and Estelle (Bridges) Murphy, she was a homemaker. She married Larry Wayne Marlett July 16, 1964, in Paradise and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paradise.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years; son Kerry Marlett of Paradise; daughter Brenda Marlett of Azle; sister Eunice Pewitt and husband, Olan, of Paradise; brother Joe Murphy of Bridgeport; and extended family.
Pallbearers are Trent Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Mike Hartsell, Jackie George, Paul Murphy and Tommy Bridges.

Marrs, Pauline D. | 1914-2012
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pauline D. Marrs
No service is planned for Pauline D. Marrs, 97, of Boyd.
She died Thursday, May 3, 2012.
Born Oct. 19, 1914, Marrs was a longtime Fort Worth resident. She was a homemaker and published author. Marrs was a member of South Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth, and she attended Texas Christian University.
She is survived by sons David and wife, Sandy, and Jim and wife, Carol; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

Martin, Betty Lue (Dunn) | 1932-2012
Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Betty Lue (Dunn) Martin
Funeral for Betty Lue (Dunn) Martin, 80, of Alvord was May 28 at Alvord Church of Christ with Chester Cullum and C.E. Cole officiating. Burial followed at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo.
Martin died Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Wichita Falls.
Born April 15, 1932, in Dye Mound to Milton Abram and Sula Pearl (Cook) Dunn, Martin was one of nine children. She married James Ray Martin Jan. 7, 1950, in Montague and was a homemaker.
She read the Bible and was a seamstress and quilter. Martin also played dominoes, Canasta and Hearts with her family. She was a member of the Alvord Church of Christ.
Martin was preceded in death by siblings Jack Dunn, Lynn Maddox, Raymond Maddox, Elwanda Dunn, Cruse Dunn and Frank Dunn; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Martin is survived by her husband of 62 years; daughters Linda Thweatt, and husband, Junior, and Penny Johnson and husband, Jimmy, all of Alvord, and Staci Romine, and husband, Dale, of Montague; son Tom Martin and wife, Linda, of Gainesville.
Grandchildren include Lance Thweatt, D.J. Thweatt and wife, Bri, Jamie Johnson and Caitlin, Andy Johnson and fiancee Melissa, Gregg Romine and wife, Jesse, Ethan Romine and wife, Brittany, Cody Martin and wife, Adrianne, Casey Martin, and wife, Heather, and Cyle Martin and wife, Sharissa.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren Macie and Grayson Thweatt, Katy Johnson, Marcus Tolson, Lexi and Elijah Romine, Eric Fox and Brealie, Alex Hodges, and Maddi Doty; brother Melvin “Snooks” Dunn of Saint Jo; sister Dee Cole and husband, C.E. “Sonny,” of Saint Jo; and brother-in-law Charlie Martin, and wife, JoAnn, of Nocona.
Pallbearers were Lance Thweatt, Jamie Johnson, Andy Johnson, Gregg Romine, D.J. Thweatt, Ethan Romine, Cody Martin, Casey Martin and Cyle Martin.

Martin, Clyde Garland | 1935-2012
Published Saturday, June 9, 2012
Memorial service for Clyde Garland Martin, 76, of Decatur is 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Martin died Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Decatur.
Born July 22, 1935, in Mena, Ark., to George and Dortha Lela (Burns) Martin, he was a retired IRS investigator. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Martin is survived by cousins Erma Davis Lynn and husband, James, Elvin Davis and Elosie Davis.

Martin, Tonya | 1966-2012
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012
No service is planned for Tonya Jean Romines Martin, 45, of Springtown.
Martin died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in Springtown.
Born Aug. 13, 1966, to Barbara and John Reed in Bridgeport, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Martin; sons Tony Lee Romines of Park Springs and Tracey Reed Romines of Springtown; her parents of Park Springs; grandchildren Briley Romines, Braydon Romines and Oaklee Romines; and stepdaughters Amy, Bethanie and Julie.

Martinez, Jessie Paul | 1954-2012
Published Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jessie Paul Martinez
Funeral for Jessie Paul Martinez, 58, of Bridgeport was March 19 at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial was private.
Martinez died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Amarillo.
Born Jan. 29, 1954, in Bridgeport to Liandro and Felicata (Dabila) Martinez, he was a roughneck. He married Debora Korinne Ferreiro Dec. 31, 1996, in Wise County.
Martinez was preceded in death by brothers Manuel Martinez and Freddie Martinez; and sisters Juanita Pardon, Amelia Nuncio, Bruna Lopez, Chama Ramirez and Frances Martinez.
He is survived by sons Jeremiah Martinez and wife, Velina, and Joshua Martinez and wife, Jackie, all of Chico; daughters Brandi Caffey and husband, Walter, of Sanger, and Jessica Grizzell and husband, David, of Runaway Bay; grandchildren Gabe, Xavier, Zack, Brandy, Brittnay and Brook; brothers Joe Martinez and wife, Ofelia, and Raymond Martinez, all of Bridgeport, and Benny Martinez of Fort Worth; sisters Lola Ramirez and Julian, Lupe Silletti and husband, Tony, Connie Silletti and Terry Romero, all of Bridgeport, and Rose Mary Osteguin and husband, Victor, of Decatur; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Maria Arriola, Deloris Sandoval, Rocio Rosales, Lupe Flores, Tammie Sillitte Bible, Jovita Martinez, Machiel Coleman and Tina Sillitte. Honorary pallbearers are Reba Dunn, Sarah Jackson, Yolanda Gachuzo and Lori Coleman.

Matney, Mamie Alma | 1912-2012
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mamie Alma Matney
Graveside service for Mamie Alma Matney, 99, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Jonestown Cemetery near Alvord with the Rev. Mark Ogle officiating.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Matney died Monday, March 5, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 11, 1912, in Alvord to George Washington and Maggie (Dodd) Watts, she was a homemaker. She married Homer Sarvis Matney Nov. 15, 1931, in Altus, Okla. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church for 75 years.
Matney was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by sons Homer Matney Jr. and wife, Martha, of Decatur and Eddie Matney and wife, Gweneth of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Matney, Matthew Alvus |
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Matthew Alvus Matney
Matthew Alvus Matney, 23, a welder, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Chico.
Funeral is 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Rob Hawkins officiating.
Matthew was born Jan. 15, 1989, to Brett and DeAnn (Mayhugh) Matney in Fort Worth. He worked for R & R Welding.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vernon Alton Mayhugh.
Survivors include his parents, Brett and DeAnn Matney of Chico; brother Patrick Matney of Chico; grandparents Jerry and Nedra Matney of Surprise, Ariz.; grandmother Mary Mayhugh of Mansfield; other family members and a host of friends.

Mattix, Sammy ‘Buz’ | 1951-2012
Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sammy 'Buz' Mattix
Funeral for Sammy “Buz” Mattix, 60, of Sunset was Feb. 7 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bowie. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery.
Mattix died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 24, 1951, in Bowie to Sam Mattix and Betty Buckner, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 40 years.
Mattix was preceded in death by brother Terry Mattix; sister-in-law April Sneath; and brother-in-law Jarrod Willett.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gayla Willett Mattix of Sunset; sons and their families, Jason, Renae, Brittanie and Lexie Mattix and Mark, Elana, Kathryn and Adam Mattix, all of Sunset; sister Valera Mattix Hudson of Springtown; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Charlie Gamble, Kenneth Howerton, Jerry McLendon, James McLendon, Joe Wadsworth, Ricky Don Preuninger, Donald Preuninger and Ben Harris. Honorary pallbearers were Milton Hopkins and Chuck Shafer.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

McCain, Gail | 1949-2012
Published Saturday, May 5, 2012

Gail McCain
Graveside service for Gail McCain, 63, of Chico is 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Lone Star Cemetery in Chico with the Rev. John Gann officiating.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
McCain died Friday, May 4, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 1, 1949, in Jacksboro to Charlie and Mary (Helms) Beck, she was a homemaker. She married Michael “Butch” McCain Nov. 16, 1965, in Chico.
McCain was preceded in death by brothers Charles Beck and Bobby Beck; and sister Billie Manning.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years; sons Les McCain and wife, Jan, of Chico and Rick McCain and wife, Laura, of Haslet; grandchildren Marcus, Bella, Brooke, Zack, Nick, Bodee, Charles, Critia and Hannah; great-grandchildren Nathan, Kaiden, Landen, Brooklynn and Jessika; sisters Patsy Johnson and Margaret Jackson, both of Chico; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

McCarty, Penny Sue Crawford | 1960-2012
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Penny Sue Crawford McCarty
Memorial service for Penny Sue Crawford McCarty, 51, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
McCarty died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Montague County.
Born May 8, 1960, in Dallas to Mervin “Smiley” Crawford and Helen (Shaver) Montgomery, she attended Pilot Point and Henrietta schools. She married Kenneth Calvin McCarty Jr. Nov. 7, 1981.
McCarty worked in the restaurant industry and was a homemaker. She was a member of Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and her brother, Scotty Crawford.
McCarty is survived by her husband of 30 years; daughters Wendy Williams and fiancee, Blaise Creamer, of Bridgeport and Brandy Davis and husband, Jason, of Runaway Bay; son T.J. McCarty and fianc , Kelsey Burkett, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Triston, Helen, Kynley, Tanner and Garrett; sisters Kitty Schindler and husband, Gary, Cindy Moses and husband, Jimmy, and Amy Crawford, all of Henrietta; and her father and his wife, Myrt, of Buffalo Springs.
She is also survived by father-in-law and mother-in-law Kenneth and Frances McCarty of Fort Worth; brothers-in-law Dudley McCarty of Fort Worth and Scott McCarty and wife, Laura, of Ponder; step-brothers Robert Montgomery and wife, Rene of Archer City, Eddie Montgomery and wife, Robin, of Megargel, Brad Fudge and wife, Becky, of Jacksboro and Vaughn Fudge and wife, Aprille, of Jacksboro; nieces, nephews and other family members.

McClendon, Charles ‘Charlie’ | 1962-2012
Published Saturday, June 2, 2012

Charles 'Charlie' McClendon
Funeral for Charles “Charlie” McClendon, 49, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home with Terry N. Terry officiating. Burial is at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
McClendon died Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Boyd.
Born Dec. 30, 1962, in Fort Worth to Ray and Joanne McClendon, he graduated from Grapevine High School in 1981. He moved to Boyd in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Ricky McClendon.
McClendon is survived by fiancee Cindy Steele; his mother; brother Mike McClendon and wife, Alane; sisters Cindi Rodriguez and husband, Angel, and Eva McClendon; and nephews Chris Rodriguez and Danny McClendon.

McGahey, Jason | 1974-2012
Published Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jason McGahey
Jason McGahey, 38, of Boyd, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Decatur.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. No service is scheduled.
Jason was born Feb. 25, 1974, to Larry and Judy (Traylor) McGahey in Fort Worth. He married Mandi Barnett March 17, 2012, in Decatur. He was an aircraft mechanic at American Airlines.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Mildred Traylor and Elbert and Estell McGahey.
Survivors include his wife, Mandi McGahey of Boyd; his unborn son, Braeden Jason Wade McGahey; his parents, Larry and Judy McGahey of Boyd; his sisters, Gayla Wharton and husband, Randy, of Boyd and Jennifer Partin and son Zackory; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The family has requested memorials be made to the Jason McGahey Memorial Fund at First Financial Bank, 609 E. Rock Island Ave., P.O. Box 1988, Boyd, TX 76023 for his unborn son, Braeden Jason Wade McGahey, who is due January 2013.

McKinney, Helen Louise | 1926-2012
Published Saturday, May 26, 2012

Helen Louise McKinney
Funeral for Helen Louise McKinney, 86, of Perryville is 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Perryville Baptist Church with Leslie Mills officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Sweetwater Cemetery in Decatur.
Visitation is 9 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral.
McKinney died Friday, May 25, 2012, in Perryville.
Born March 9, 1926, in Alvord to Jasper and Mary Caroline Parsons Sipes, she was retired from many jobs, including waitress, telephone operator, grocery checker and factory worker. She also served as a caregiver.
McKinney was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. (Gar) McKinney; four brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by sons James W. McKinney, J.T. McKinney and Bill McKinney, all of Decatur, Larry McKinney of Aledo and Troy McKinney of Haslet; daughters Cathy Moss of Perryville and Tamye Delgado of Weatherford; sisters Euvala Jones of Denton, Burtis McKinney of Fort Worth and Melba Seigmund of Fort Stockton; brother Jasper Sipes of Salt Lake City, Utah; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

McKinney, Vesta Sybil |
Published Saturday, January 7, 2012

Vesta Sybil McKinney
Memorial service for Vesta Sybil McKinney, 95, of Decatur, formerly of Tucumcari, N.M., will be held at a later date.
McKinney died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Decatur.
Born July 21, 1916, in Stillwater, Okla., to George and Mary Brashear, she was a 20-year school employee in Tucumcari.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Sewell McKinney, and six brothers and sisters.
McKinney is survived by sons Don McKinney and wife, Jo, of Decatur and Bill McKinney of McKinney; daughter Merilyn Bohn and husband, Marvin, of Aurora, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Joanie Womble and husband, Bennie, of Hereford; and brothers Goldman Brashear and wife, Beverly, of Georgia and Ersel Brashear and wife, Annie, of Hereford.

McNorton, Samantha Jo | 1984-2012
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Samantha Jo McNorton
Samantha Jo McNorton, 28, a homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Greenwood.
Memorial service is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating.
Samantha was born Sept. 17, 1984, in Fort Worth to Randy Lee and Jodi (Creese) McNorton. She graduated from Alvord High School in 2004.
Survivors include her parents, Randy and Jodi McNorton; husband Paul Agnew; daughters Courtney and Katylnn Agnew; and son Alan Agnew, all of Sunset; grandparents Billy Creese of Alvord, Thomas and Carroll McNorton of Lowell, Ind.; brothers Randy McNorton Jr. and Terry McNorton, both of Springtown, and Wesley McNorton of Bowie; five uncles, five aunts, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Samantha was preceded in death by her grandmother, Beverly Creese; aunt Sue Dillard and niece Kyleigh McNorton.

Messenger, Billy J. | 1948-2012
Published Saturday, May 12, 2012

Billy J. Messenger
Visitation for Billy J. Messenger, 64, of Bridgeport was May 6 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Messenger died Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 6, 1948, in Denton to Loyd and Zelma (Denison) Messenger, he was a retired truck driver. He married Vone Fourd Oct. 11, 1990, in Boyd.
Messenger is survived by his wife of 21 years; daughter Tracey Messenger of Colorado; son Todd Messenger of Alabama; stepsons Ronnie Simpson of Shreveport, La., and Danny Simpson of Pleasant Hill, La.; grandchildren Brandon, Jared and Lannie; sister-in-law Patricia Williams of Springtown; brothers-in-law Phillip Fourd of Texarkana and David Fourd of Bridgeport; brothers Mickey Messenger of Arkansas and Ronnie Messenger of the Philippines; and other family members.

Miller, Lynn | 1953-2012
Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lynn Miller
Lynn Miller, 59, of Krum, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.
Lynn was born Jan. 18, 1953, in Decatur to Virgil Eugene Miller and Nolia Fay McLarty Miller. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1971 and married Pamela Sue Evans Feb. 23, 1973, in Bridgeport.
Lynn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Justin and enjoyed going to coffee with his grandbabies and participating in ham radio events. He was an energy management specialist for Honeywell.
The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors, 2025 West University in Denton, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for visitation. Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the First Baptist Church of Justin with Dr. Roger Furgeson officiating. Burial will follow at the Bridgeport Cemetery.
Lynn is survived by his wife, Pam Miller of Krum; daughter and son-in-law Carrie and Glen McClain of Yukon, Okla.; granddaughters Morgan and Camryn McClain of Yukon; and sister Wanda Weddington of Cassville, Mo. He will be greatly missed by his extended family, the members of his Sunday School class, co-workers and friends.
Lynn was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Rene Miller, and his parents, Virgil Eugene Miller and Nolia Fay Miller.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1177, Fairfield TX 75840.

Miller, Terry R. | 1949-2012
Published Saturday, November 10, 2012

Terry R. Miller
Terry R. Miller, 63, a maintenance worker, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Boyd.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Boyd Cemetery with Bro. Terry Phillips officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are Alan Miller, Steve Huffman and Lonnie Adams.
Terry was born Sept. 11, 1949, to Ralph and Doris Evelyn (Hardin) Miller in Fort Worth. He married Vicki Waller June 19, 1976, in Fort Worth. Terry worked for Fort Worth ISD and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Miller; and his mother-in-law, Joyce Waller.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki Miller of Boyd; son Mark Miller of Carrollton; daughter Di Ann Barton and husband, Keith, of Haslet; father Ralph Miller of Fort Worth; granddaughter Hailey Rae Barton; sister Beverly Lewis and husband, Johnny, of Aqaba, Jordan; father-in-law Ralph Waller of Fort Worth; other family members and a host of close friends.

Minnick, Lemoin Alton | 1934-2012
Published Saturday, November 3, 2012
Lemoin Alton Minnick, 78, of Roanoke, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Justin.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Aurora Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Withers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Denton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Minnick was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Duncan, Okla.
He is survived by his wife, Donnis, of Roanoke; son Troy Minnick and wife, Charlotte, of Roanoke; daughter Trina Lacaze of Rhome; brother Jake Minnick of Fort Worth; sister Virginia Cox of Burleson; and grandchildren Michael Lacaze and wife, Faith, of Boyd, Jason Minnick and David Minnick, both of Roanoke; and great-grandchildren Kylie and Anthony Lacaze of Boyd.

Mitchell, Donald C. | 1956-2012
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Donald C. Mitchell
Donald C. Mitchell, 56, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Fort Worth.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at New Hope Cemetery in Boyd. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown.
Donald was preceded in death by his father, Herman Mitchell; stepfather James Martin; and his twin brother, Ronald C. Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; his mother, Letha; children Robert, April (Aaron), Krystal (Jason), and Donald (April); siblings Deborah, Hadie, James, Rodney, Chester, Joel, Johnny and Ronald; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mitchell, Marjorie Aaron | 1922-2012
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Marjorie Aaron Mitchell
Funeral for Marjorie Aaron Mitchell, 89, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at First United Methodist Church of Roby with burial at Roby Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home in Rotan.
Mitchell died Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born July 16, 1922, at her grandparents’ home in Rotan to J.H. and Avis (Howell) Aaron, she was a retired school teacher.
She graduated from Rotan High School in 1939 and McMurry College (now University) in 1944, and worked in the aircraft industry and as an accountant during World War II. She married Frank K. Mitchell Feb. 14, 1948. They farmed and raised cattle three miles southeast of Roby until his death in 1998.
Mitchell was involved in 4-H, Girl Scouts (serving as director in the 1950s), the Fisher County Historical Commission and the First United Methodist Church in Roby.
She spent her last few years in Bridgeport to be closer to her daughter and was active at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur and resided at Senior Care.
Mitchell was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law Lee Swan; grandson Charles Swan; and brother James A. Aaron.
She is survived by daughters Sharon Holston and husband, Robert, of Cross Plains, Tenn., and Barbara Swan of Alvord; grandchildren Michelle Holston Short and husband, Gary Robert of Celina, Tenn., Robert Holston Jr. and wife, Barri, of Helena, Ala., Jeremy Frank Holston of Cross Plains, Jennifer Marie Waid and husband, Adam, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Richard Curtiss Swan of Ypsilanti, Mich.; great-grandchildren Mitchell, Chelsea, Kanyon and Kalina Short, and Barrett Ann, Knox and Tyler Holston; sister-in-law Dora Dee Mitchell of Abilene; brother-in-law Foy L. Mitchell of Sweetwater; and other family members.

Mitchell, Mayes ‘Milo’ | 1933-2012
Published Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mayes 'Milo' Mitchell
Memorial service for Mayes “Milo” Mitchell, 78, of Krum is 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the family home, 1708 Santa Fe Trail, in Krum.
Mitchell died Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Corinth.
Born April 1, 1933, in Dimmitt, he was a retired plant foreman for Gifford Hill. He married Alice Mitchell July 8, 1963, in Hereford and served in the U.S. Army.
Mitchell was preceded in death by his wife; and sister Bobbie Chester.
He is survived by sons Michael Mitchell and wife, Dorothy, of Denton, Steven Mitchell and wife, Johnette, of Collinsville and Jim Mitchell and wife, Crystal, of Krum; daughters Veta Fergueson and husband, Lee, of Elida, N.M., Lynn Redder and husband, Eric, of Lindsay and Jean Knox and husband, Mark, of Chico; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Billy Mitchell and wife, Alice, of Roswell, N.M., and extended family.
Memorials may be made to Jim Mitchell at DATCU in memory of Milo Mitchell and will be donated to the local VFW.

Mitchell, Ronald Earl | 1968-2012
Published Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ronald Earl Mitchell
No service is scheduled for Ronald Earl Mitchell, 43, of Boyd.
Mitchell died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 6, 1968, in Fort Worth to Jerry and Vickii (Scott) Mitchell, he was an automobile maintenance employee. He married Candie Lynn Martin Sept. 15, 2007, in Weatherford.
Mitchell was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Brittany Headley of Boyd; mother Vickii Harold of Granbury; stepmother Reba Mitchell of Fort Worth; and other family members.

Mitchum, John Carroll | 1941-2012
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012

John Carroll Mitchum
Private graveside service will be held for John Carroll Mitchum, 70, of Decatur.
Mitchum died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 22, 1941, in Alvord to Ray Bartley and Naomi (Lee) Mitchum, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for Precinct 2 in Wise County.
Mitchum is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dale Maurice (McCarty) Mitchum; sons Carl Mitchum of Sanger, Terry Mitchum and wife, Diana, of Lavonia, Ga., and Kelly Mitchum of Alvord; daughters Tammy Groves and husband, Glenn, of Crafton and Karen Faulkner and husband, Robert, of Sanger; and grandchildren Wayne Mitchum and Mary Mitchum of Lavonia, Cheyenne Mitchum and Dakota Faulkner of Sanger, and Mason Mitchum, Amber Mitchum and Brooklyn Mitchum, all of Alvord.

Mize, Michael Joseph | 1991-2012
Published Saturday, April 14, 2012

Michael Joseph Mize
Visitation for Michael Joseph Mize, 21, of Rhome is 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Mize died Monday, April 9, 2012, in Decatur.
Born March 4, 1991, in Fort Worth to Brian and Donna (Distefano) Mize, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was serving in the Air Force Reserves.
Mize is survived by his parents of Rhome; brothers Brandon Mize and wife, Amanda, of San Diego, Jeremy Mize of Fort Worth and Cameron Mize of Rhome; grandparents Gordon and Connie Mize of Grand Prairie and Frank and Della Distefano of Port Charlotte, Fla.; an uncle, cousins, great-aunt and a niece.

Monroe, John Jerry ‘Dobber’, Jr. | 1960-2012
Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Graveside service for John Jerry “Dobber” Monroe, Jr., 52, of Chico is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Chico Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Monroe died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 10, 1960, in Bridgeport to Nettie Fayrene (Davidson) and John Jerry Monroe, he fished, drove the Texas backroads and spent time with his grandchild.
He is survived by sons John Monroe III of Jacksboro and Donnie Monroe of Fort Worth; sisters Debra Brazier of Bridgeport, Betty Monroe of Chico and Faye Cook of Watauga; brothers B.J. Fitzgerald of Gibtown and Jerry Fitzgerald of Boyd; daughter-in-law Whitney Shelby; grandchild Hayden; nieces and nephews.

Montford, Bill | 1927-2012
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bill Montford
Funeral for Bill Montford, 85, of Bridgeport was May 15 at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. David Rucker officiating. Burial was at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Montford died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born April 3, 1927, in Bridgeport to John and Hattie (Bevill) Montford, he retired from the U.S. Air Force. He married Vivian Janett Chilton Jan. 26, 1946, in Bridgeport and was hunted and gunsmithed. Montford was a member of First United Methodist Church and DAV Air Force Sergeants Association.
He was preceded in death by sister-in-law Ola Bost; brother-in-law Charles Bost Sr.; nieces Donna Sue Byrd and Judy Bost; and nephew C.E. Bost Jr.
Montford is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jan Montford; brother Donald Montford and wife, Verda; sister-in-law Maxine Gregory, all of Bridgeport; nephews David Montford, Jim Bost, Dwayne Gregory and Dwight Gregory; nieces Susan Gregory and Judy Money; and other family members.
Pallbearers are Jim Bost, David Montford, James Money, Jarrod Montford, Clayton Byrd and Chip Wood.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 608 17th St., Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Moody, Carroll Glenn | 1950-2012
Published Saturday, March 3, 2012

Carroll Glenn Moody
Graveside service for Carroll Glenn Moody, 61, of Chico was March 2 at Jim Ned Cemetery with Donald McMaster officiating.
Moody died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Denton.
Born May 7, 1950, in Chico to Louis and Nona (Boswell) Moody, he was a retired oilfield driller. He was a member of the Crafton Church of Christ.
Moody was preceded in death by son Charles Glenn Moody and triplet sisters Faye, Kay and May Moody.
He is survived by daughters Misty Kaiser and husband, Robert, and Kelli Lavoie and husband, Stan, all of Bowie; son Robert Moody of Bowie; seven grandchildren; brothers James Moody, Leon Moody, Gene Moody, Dale Moody and Shorty Moody; sisters Thelma Thompson, Rosie Thompson, Nora Hood, Hattie Hale, Doris Jenkins, Sherry Brown, Carandy Guinn and Nancy McCasland; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Thompson, Colby Moody, Billy Keith McDaniel, Larry Moody, Randy Vincent and BJ Hood.

Moon, Jeffrey John | 1969-2012
Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jeffrey John Moon
Memorial service for Jeffrey John Moon, 42, of Newark will be held at a later date.
Moon died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Newark.
Born March 7, 1969, in Fort Worth to John and Doris (Rogers) Moon, he was an HVAC maintenance man.
Moon was preceded in death by his parents and sister Judith Ann Moon.
He is survived by sister Andrea Liserio of Fort Worth; nieces and nephews; and other family members.
Memorials may be made to the Jeff Moon Safe Haven Sanctuary for Critters, 251 CR 4847, Newark, TX 76071 or (817) 489-3283.

Morman, Eddie Ray ‘Bo’ | 1955-2012
Published Saturday, October 13, 2012

Eddie Ray ‘Bo’ Morman
Eddie Ray “Bo” Morman, 57, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Carrizo Springs.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial in East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Dr. Van Gardner will officiate the service. Pallbearers include Little John Morman, Wesley Morman, J.D. Pierce, Adrian Morman, Earl Maxey, Alan Williamson, Wayne Elam, Marcus Davis, Jason McGuire, Jeff McGuire and Brian Dykes.
Bo was born July 26, 1955, to A.D. and Rosalee (Headen) Morman in Denton. He married Carolyn Williamson on Aug. 1, 2003, in Decatur. He was a truck driver for 3-Way Trucking in Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Stanley Morman, Jerry Morman, Buddy Morman and Jimmy Morman; his sister, Carolyn Tummins; and his niece, Tina Glober.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Morman of Bridgeport; sons Tim Chiles and wife, Lisa, of Corvallis, Ore., Eddie Morman of Flower Mound, Wesley Morman and wife, Rebecca, of Stillwater, Okla., Jeffery McGuire and wife, Tiff, of Bridgeport, Jason McGuire of Bridgeport, Nathan Perry of Oklahoma City, and Heath Perry of Lewisville.
He was also survived by daughters Tawanna Chiles of Durant, Okla., LaDona Morman of Kaufman, Jennifer McGuire and fianc , Matt Schmitz, of Fort Worth, and Jessica McGuire and fianc , Marcus Davis, of Bridgeport; brother Little John (Bull) Morman and wife, Karri, of North Richland Hills; sisters Peggy Tautum and husband, George, of Chandler, Ruby Smith and husband, Gene, of Flint.
Other survivors include sisters-in-law Deloris Morman of Mabank, Ellan Morman of Gillette, Wyo., Judy Morman of Blue Ridge; brother-in-law Gene Tummins of Springfield, Mo.; 20 grandchildren and one on the way; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Mosley, Creida Jane | 1938-2012
Published Saturday, April 28, 2012

Creida Jane Mosley
Graveside service for Creida Jane Mosley, 74, of Boyd was April 27 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2 in Keeter with the Rev. Dale Noska officiating.
Mosley died Monday, April 23, 2012, in Boyd.
Born Feb. 25, 1938, in Hamlin to Luther and Sallie (Campbell) Gilbert, she married Benny E. Mosley Sept. 14, 1971, in Stephenville. She was a registered nurse and U.S. Army veteran.
Mosley was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Charles Padoni.
She is survived by daughter Sarah Wolfe and husband, Steve, of Boyd; son Chris Spadoni and wife, Melissa, of Madison; grandchildren Kayla Spadoni, Caroline Spadoni and Dakota Wolfe; and other family members.

Mote, Ila Mae | 1941-2012
Published Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ila Mae Mote
Funeral for Ila Mae Mote, 70, of Greenwood is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Greenwood Baptist Church with Tracy Epting officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mote died Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Decatur.
Born May 25, 1941, in San Francisco to George Dink and Iva Mae (Arterberry) Florida, she married Nim Rodney Mote March 18, 1960, at Greenwood Baptist Church. She retired as a secretary from the Decatur Mini Warehouse Storage Building and was a lifelong member of the Greenwood Baptist Church.
Mote is survived by her husband; daughter Elaine Jackson and husband, Dave, of Greenwood; grandchildren Andrew Taylor and wife, Kim, of Paradise, Barry Taylor and fiance , Meghan, of Greenwood, and Stephanie Jackson and Amy Fogle and husband, Michael, all of Decatur; five great-grandchildren; sister Melba Jane Weber and husband, Ronnie, of Bowie; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Blake Sanford, Eric Fletcher, Morris Berend, Russell McClure, Eddie Ray Griffith, Hal Reese, Scott Weber and Keith Weber.
Honorary pallbearers are Neal Fortenberry, A.C. Griffin, Brian Moore and Joe Bert Roberts.

Motsenbocker, Ernesteen ‘Teen’ | 1927-2012
Published Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ernesteen 'Teen' Motsenbocker
Funeral for Ernesteen “Teen” Motsenbocker, 84, of Decatur, formerly of Idalou and Bridgeport, is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Grace Baptist Church with Bill Hughes and Van Gardner officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Motsenbocker died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 3, 1927, in Decatur to Ernest and Lois (Ewing) Davis, she graduated from Paradise High School and Draughn’s Business College. She marrried Ralph Motsenbocker May 21, 1946, in Wichita Falls.
She was a devout Baptist who taught Sunday school classes. Motsenbocker participated in water and boating activities with her family and played bridge with her friends. She had an extensive business career in the Idalou and Lubbock area, including employment at Blue Flame Gas, Idalou ISD, First Federal Savings and Loan in Lubbock and Kanine Akademy in Decatur. She also volunteered with Amen X-Press, a non-profit geriatrics singing ministry.
Motsenbocker is survived by her husband; son Kirk Motsenbocker and wife, Cheryl, of Flower Mound; daughter Kim Saling and husband, David, of Decatur; grandsons Zachary Motsenbocker of Flower Mound and R.J. Hunt of Decatur; granddaughters Ashlyn and Alesha Shobar; and great-grandson Davis Hunt.
Pallbearers are Bryan Shobar, R.J. Hunt, Randy Singleton, Jeff Singleton, Brent Singleton and Gary Cocanougher.
Memorials may be made to Amen X-Press, 3519 South Murvil St., Decatur, TX 76234.

Munoz, Antonia Domingues | 1933-2012
Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Antonia Domingues Munoz
Visitation for Antonia Domingues Munoz, 78, of Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico, was Jan. 15 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Munoz died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in Alvord.
Born Oct. 30, 1933, in Zaragoza to Zeferino and Delfina Munoz, she was a housewife who gardened and spent time with family. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Mu oz was preceded in death by brothers Joaquin and Raul Munoz; sister Maria de Jesus Munoz; and daughter Carmela Ibarra.
She is survived by husband Manuel Ibarra; sons Paz, Cipriano, Jose Manuel, Jesus and Hector Javier Ibarra; daughters Guadalupe, Rosa Maria, Consepcion, Maria De La Luz and Juanita Ibarra; brothers Juan, Jose Avelardo, Arnulfo and Isidro Munoz; sisters Adela, Graciela and Josefa Munoz; 53 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren.

Munoz, Juana De Leon | 1953-2012
Published Saturday, October 27, 2012
Juana DeLeon Munoz, 58, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial to follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the funeral home.
Juana was born Dec. 26, 1953, in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico, to Ezequiel Munoz and Nicuez Martinez. She was employed by Holiday Inn Express in Decatur.
Survivors include sons Oscar Leon and wife, Yesenia, Cesar Leon, and Jose Leon, all of Decatur; grandsons David, Angel, Adam, Chris, Adrian and Eli; granddaughters Martha, Daisy and Joy; and sister Maria Cornejo.

Murphree, Cody Pat | 1938-2012
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cody Pat Murphree
Funeral for Cody Pat Murphree, 73, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Shelly Brooks and the Rev. Johnny Irish officiating. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Murphree died Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 7, 1938, in Comanche to William Code and Ethel Elmina (Parsons) Murphree, he married Gloria A. Harris Aug. 4, 1975.
Murphree owned Classic Muffler and Undercar Service in Fort Worth. He was president of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, chief of the Decatur Volunteer Fire Department for three years and captain for two, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur, the Wise County Veterans Service, the Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission and the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse.
Murphree was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosa Jack Wall Murphree, and brother Curtis Murphree.
He is survived by his wife; sons Jeff Murphree and wife, Pam, William Murphree and wife, Candi, and Patrick Murphree and wife, Kurrie, all of Decatur; daughters Leisa Gage and husband, Robert, and Greta Massey and husband, Bryan, all of Decatur and Lynn Riley and husband, David, of Denton; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Bill Murphree and wife, Patsy, of Monahans and Ray Murphree and wife, Jean, and Roger Murphree and wife, Jan, all of Comanche; sister Lois Brooks and husband, R.C., of Carlsbad, N.M., and Bobbie Curtis of Lubbock.
Pallbearers are Jeff Murphree, Patrick Murphree, William Murphree, Tim McGar, Mike Overton and Bob McKinnon.

Murphy, Charles H. | 1964-2012
Published Saturday, August 11, 2012

Charles H. Murphy
A private memorial will be held for Charles H. Murphy Jr., 47, of Lake Bridgeport.
Murphy died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Lake Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 7, 1964, in Dallas to Charles Murphy Sr. and Mary Ann (Crabtree) Murphy, he enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1987 and retired from the city of Bridgeport as a water operator.
Murphy was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother.

Murphy, William Patrick | 1956-2012
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012

William Patrick Murphy
No service is scheduled for William Patrick Murphy, 56, of Chico.
Murphy died Monday, May 7, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born Feb. 15, 1956, in Fort Worth to James M. Murphy and Anita L. Murphy, he was a carpenter.
He is survived by daughter Kelly Rhoades and husband, Bubba, of Scurry; son Michael Murphy and wife, Courtney, of Crandall; grandchildren Chase, Kenneth, Brittany and Brookland; brother Gary Murphy of Garland; sister Kathleen Gilliland and husband, Robert, of Alba; nieces, nephews and other family members.

Myers, William Keeton | 1937-2012
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012

William Keeton Myers
Memorial mass for William Keeton Myers, 74, of Breckenridge was Feb. 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Breckenridge. Burial is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Myers died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
Born May 6, 1937, in Kingsville, to Clanton Allen Myers and Margaret Jordan Myers, he graduated from Texas College of Arts and Industries with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and a masters in science. He was a real estate appraiser and owner of Myers Real Estate in Breckenridge for 28 years. He was a cattle rancher and served in the U.S. Army.
Myers is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty; sons William Myers and wife, Kelly, of Bridgeport and Caleb Myers and wife, Stefanie; daughters Roxann McMillan and husband, Foster, and Paige Drake; grandchildren Brandon Drake and wife, Kristen, Jan Michael, Ahna McMillan, McKenna Myers, Will Myers and Lane Myers; great-grandchildren Eli and Beau; sister-in-law Barbara Dunk and husband, Leroy; and brother-in-law Richard Wright.
Memorials may be made to Scott and White A.L.S. Clinic in Round Rock or a charity of choice.

Nabors, Charline | 1940-2012
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Charline Nabors
Charline Nabors, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, surrounded by her family and friends.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Boyd Cemetery. The Rev. Jodie James will officiate.
Charline was born July 23, 1940, to Charles and Dorothy Redmon in Mansfield. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be remembered and greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grady Leon Nabors in 2002, following 44 years of marriage; her son, Terry Lee Nabors; her sister, Barbara Dobbs; and her brother, Thomas Redmon.
She was a woman of strength, integrity, honor, determination and loyalty. She enjoyed caring for her family, a paint horse named Sassy and a dog named Lady. She enjoyed music, nature and gardening. Charline retired from Texas Instruments after 44 years of service.
Survivors include her sons, Gary and wife, Tammy, and Glenn and wife, Julie; her daughters, Sheila and husband, David, and Sherrie; her grandchildren, Jarrod, Britt, Jeremy, Elizabeth, Bradley, Clinton, Samantha and Courtney; her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Eyan, Alanna and one on the way; her brother, Scottie and wife, Stella; her sister, Claudia and husband, Jim; other dear relatives and friends.

Nall, B.F. ‘Ben’ | 1929-2012
Published Saturday, December 15, 2012

B.F. ‘Ben’ Nall
B.F. “Ben” Nall, 83, a retired district welder, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Paradise.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial in Cottondale Cemetery. No visitation is set.
The Rev. David George will officiate. Pallbearers include Carey Davis, Erik Larsen, Shawn Dockum, Brad Hayhurst, Dustin Hayhurst and Brandon Simpson. Honorary pallbearers are the men of Cottondale Church of Christ.
Ben was born Aug. 29, 1929, to William and Emmie (Isbell) Nall in Paradise. He married Joyce Holley on July 3, 1948, in Fort Worth. Ben was a retired district welder for Natural Gas Pipeline. He was a member of the Cottondale Church of Christ and the Billy Dixon Masonic Lodge in Fritch.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters Donna Davis and infant daughter, Joyce Allene Nall. Ben was the last of 10 siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Joyce Holley Nall of Paradise; his daughters, Carolyn Phillips and husband, Jimmy, of Paradise, Cynthia Hayhurst and husband, Verner, of Archer City; grandchildren James, Jennifer, Carey, Erik, Kristi, Brad, Michelle, Dustin, Michael, and Brett; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Neill, Russell | 1930-2012
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Memorial for Russell Neill, 81, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Neill died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Watauga.
Born Sept. 29, 1930, in Hawley to Anna (Rushing) and William Ernest Neill, he was married to Reva Neill for 54 years.
Neill was preceded in death by his wife and a brother, Bobby Neill.
He is survived by son Danny Neill and wife, Kathy; daughter Sheila Webb and husband, Wyatt; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother George Neill; and sister Margie Gade and husband, Bill.

Nelson, Kathryn Elizabeth |
Published Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kathryn Elizabeth Nelson
Memorial service for Kathryn Elizabeth Nelson, 68, of Bridgeport was Jan. 21 at The Shepherd House in Chico.
Nelson died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in Dallas.
Born Nov. 8, 1943, in Peoria, Ill., to James and Marie (Seager) Schultz, she retired from Hughes Aircraft as an aerospace electronic tech.
Nelson was preceded in death by brother James E. Schultz.
She is survived by son Bobby Lee of Bakersville, Calif.; daughters Jennifer Ford of Runaway Bay and Susan Nelson of Bakersville; grandchildren Eric, Heather, Stephen, Scott, Darren, Corrie, Sarah and Brittany; great-grandchildren Shirley, Ashaley, Adyn, Brooklynne, Corbyn and Ronyn; sister Darla R. Schultz of Hawthorne, Calif.; and other family members.

Newton, Cheryl | 1951-2012
Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cheryl Newton
Funeral for Cheryl Newton, 61, of Bridgeport was Feb. 7 at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Potts officiating. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Newton died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 2, 1951, in Bridgeport to Bill and Betty Jo (Barker) Newton, she retired from Optisense as a computer manufacturer. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Newton was preceded in death by son Pat Newton.
She is survived by son Chad Newton and wife, Jennifer, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Adison and Gavin; brother Tony Newton and wife, Pam, of Wichita Falls; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Chad Howell, Scott Johnson, Chad Mogus, Chris Stone, Adam Gressman and Chris Needham.

Newton, Faye | 1927-2012
Published Saturday, July 14, 2012

Faye Newton
Funeral for Faye Newton, 85, of Decatur was July 12 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial was at Lone Star Cemetery.
Newton died Monday, July 9, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 30, 1927, in Chico to Wyatt and Letha (Lydia) Watson, she was a retired cook. She married Carmie Newton March 2, 1947, in Bridgeport.
Newton was preceded in death by her husband; grandson Donald Keith Pitts; and sisters Jessie Perky and Joyce Hollis.
She is survived by daughters Donna McNally, Margaret Brock, Linda Largent and Dorothy Hartsell and husband, Tim, all of Decatur, and Brenda Lewis and husband, Scott, of Aledo; sons Harold Newton and wife, Linda Gail, of Montague and William Newton of Decatur; 15 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters Cue Ray and husband, Carl, of Enon, Ohio, and Lorenda Hendershot of Lansing, Mich.; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Stoney Scott, Pete Hartsell, Rodney Hollis and Brendan Ford.

Nimmo, Nona | 1916-2012
Published Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nona Nimmo
Funeral for Nona Nimmo, 96, of Bridgeport, was May 4 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Gary Demmitt officiating. Burial was at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Nimmo died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born Jan. 4, 1916, in Agnes to Edna (Carlton) and James T. Niblett, she crocheted, was a Baptist and a Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Nimmo; brothers Carlton Niblett and Claude Niblett; and sister Ruby Holoman.
Nimmo is survived by son Don Nimmo and wife, Ann; daughter Doris Denton and husband, Tommy; grandchildren Dina Nimmo, Rob Nimmo and wife, Angie, Mike Kennemer and wife, Lori, Wayne Kennemer and wife, Chanda, and Tommy Denton and wife, Sue Ann; great-grandchildren Haylee and Hayden Nimmo, Brooks, Allye, Price and Emmie Kennemer, and Mara and Haley Denton.
Pallbearers were Greg Cunningham, Jay-T Manoushagian, Rob Nimmo, Mike Kennemer, Wayne Kennemer and Tommy Denton.
Memorials may be made to IntegraCare Hospice of Decatur, 937 FM 1821N, Suite A, Mineral Wells, TX 76067 or Wise County Meals on Wheels, 300 N. Trinity St., Decatur, TX 76234.

Norris, Tommy | 1931-2012
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tommy Norris
Graveside service for Tommy Norris, 80, of Fort Worth is 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at West Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Visitation is before the service at the cemetery.
Norris died Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Born June 27, 1931, in Tulsa, Okla., to William and Ruby Norris, he retired from the U.S. Army after serving 21 years. He later retired from Miller Insurance in Fort Worth and was a member of the American Legion. Norris married Jean Bays Nov. 17, 1951, in Tulsa, and they were married 59 years at her death Feb. 2, 2011.
He was also preceded in death by brothers William Norris and Jimmy Norris; and sister Pat Younger.
Norris is survived by daughter Diane Woolum and husband, Tony, of Benbrook, Kay Kiker and husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Thom and wife, Moe, Kristie, Mike and Sara; great-grandchildren Jade, Keaton and Brody; and other family members.

Norton, L.B. | 1923-2012
Published Saturday, January 21, 2012
Graveside service for L.B. Norton, 88, of Decatur was Jan. 20 at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Louis Horton officiating.
Norton died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Nov. 13, 1923, in Graham, Okla., to Bartlett and Dovie (Pool) Norton, he married Thelma Jones Hargrave in March 1995 in Nocona. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired plant supervisor. He was a member of the Thomas P. Hunter Masonic Lodge No. 1356 in Grand Prairie.
Norton was preceded in death by his first wife, S.E. Martin Norton; grandson Kyle Norton; and brother Johnny A. King.
He is survived by his wife; son Chuck Norton and wife, Carol, of Decatur; grandsons Clint Norton of Azle and Rusty Norton and wife, Shelby, of Alvord; granddaughter Amber Norton Wood of Hutto; and great-grandchildren Justin, Joshua, Toni Jeaniece, Kevin Michael, Kyla, Madison, Abby, Kacie and Kameryn.

Null, Leland Kent | 1959-2012
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Leland Kent Null
Graveside service for Leland Kent Null, 52, of Newark is 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville with Rick Ross officiating.
Null died Monday, April 23, 2012, in Newark.
Born Dec. 23, 1959, in Comanche, Okla., to Milas and Altha (Mauldin) Null, he was a self-employed auto mechanic.
Null is survived by companion Jana Windle of Newark; brothers Gerald Null and wife, Vickie, of Colleyville, Darrell Null and wife, Jackie, of Burleson, Harlan Null and wife, Laurrie, of Paradise and Dale Null and wife, Laura, of Fort Worth; sisters Patricia Wilson and husband, Donald Ray, and Melba Brown and husband, Homer, all of Van and Ila Wilson and husband, Claude Allen, of Loco, Okla.; and other relatives.

Nunez, Mateo | 1930-2012
Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mateo Nunez
Mass of Christian burial for Mateo Nunez, 82, of Decatur was Aug. 7 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church with Father Sojan George officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Nunez died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Decatur.
Born June 11, 1930, in Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico, to Felipe and Santos Nunez, he married Blanca Gonzalez May 25, 1958, in Monterrey, Mexico. He was a mechanic for 44 years at Flusche Auto Repair in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by three sisters.
Nunez is survived by his wife of 54 years; daughters Leticia Nunez Piazza and husband, Leonard, of Southlake, Grace Nivens and husband, Ben, of Grapevine and Elsa Nunez of Grapevine; grandchildren Brock Matthew Nivens and Jacqueline Piazza; sisters Olaya Leal, Dolores Ayers and Josefina Diez de Sollano; brother Felipe Nunez; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Trevor Munnerlyn, John Price, Humberto A. Leal, Antonio Guia, Phillip Flusche, John Huber and Jose Nieto.

O'Dell, Alva William | 1925-2012
Published Saturday, March 24, 2012

Alva William O'Dell
Funeral for Alva William O’Dell, 86, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Terry Phillips and Stephen Starnes officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove No. 3 Cemetery in Chico.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
O’Dell died March 22, 2012, in Alvord.
Born March 30, 1925, in Chico to William and Bessie (Whetsell) O’Dell, he married Norma Luella Harclerode April 22, 1949, in Bridgeport. He was a lifelong resident of Wise County and spent most of his life in Bridgeport before moving to Alvord. He worked in lawn care and landscaping.
O’Dell was preceded in death by son-in-law Jimmy Cross; sisters Ann Knox, Dovie Rowden, Allean “Nancy” Romines and Janice Carlino; and brother Ernest “PeeWee” O’Dell.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Marilyn Cross of Alvord and Gayla Salani and husband, Steven, of Marquette, Mich.; sons Jerry O’Dell and Randy O’Dell, both of Alvord; granddaughters Sherry Cross of Alvord, Norma Cross of Fort Bliss, and Laura Salani, Maria Salani and Sophia Salani, all of Marquette; grandson Gary Cross of Austin;
Great-granddaughter Michaela Cross of Alvord; great-grandson Christian Cross of Alvord; sisters Jo Ann Goodreau and husband, Emery, of Springtown, Emmy Gaskill of Fort Worth and Rozelle Loper of Bridgeport; brother Leon “Jack” O’Dell of Bridgeport; aunt Vera Marlett of Bridgeport; sisters-in-law Mary O’Dell of Bridgeport, Loretta Keller of Bridgeport; brother-in-law David Keller of Walnut Springs; and extended family.
Pallbearers are nephews Gerry O’Dell, Ricky O’Dell, David O’Dell, Mike Knox, Jack Keller Jr. and Richard Keller. Honorary pallbearers are nephews Ronnie Knox and Jessie Loper.

O'Dell, Billy Ray, Jr. | 1953-2012
Published Saturday, September 8, 2012

Billy Ray O’Dell Jr.
Billy Ray O’Dell Jr., 58, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Bridgeport. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Billy was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1953, in Decatur to Billy Ray O’Dell Sr. and Betty (George). He was a retired diesel technician who enjoyed fishing, swimming and visiting with his family.
He leaves behind a son, Casey O’Dell and wife, Natalie; daughters Carrli Woodard and husband, Eric, and Krystin O’Dell; brother Buddy O’Dell; and grandchildren Charles O’Dell, Jeslyn O’Dell, Tripp O’Dell and Brittyn Woodard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Kenny “Bush” and Edith “Delma” O’Dell, and Raymond and Alberta George; sons Brandi Scott O’Dell of Paradise and Jess Lee O’Dell of Springtown.

Odom, Jewel ‘Dean’ | 1929-2012
Published Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jewel 'Dean' Odom
Funeral for Jewel “Dean” Odom, 82, is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial will follow at Sanger Cemetery.
Odom died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Alvord.
Born July 15, 1929, in Valley View to Joseph and Annie (Phillpot) Spindle, she graduated from Valley View High School and married Frank Odom on Oct. 3, 1947, in Grand Prairie. She worked for Tom Thumb and Minyard Food Store in Arlington and in Grand Prairie as an office clerk.
Odom worked in her yard, planted flowers and cared for her horses.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters Opal Ashcraft and Pearl Alford; and brothers Clifton Spindle and Carl Spindle.
Odom is survived by daughters Charlene May and husband, Ronny, of Sunset and Carol Carmichiel and husband, Steve, of Williamstown, Ky.; granddaughters Veronica Chas Edwards and husband, Eric, of Fort Worth and Tina Thomas and husband, Jim, of Corydon, Ind.; great-grandson Cory Thomas of Corydon; brother Floyd Spindle of Valley View; sisters Frances Helton of Everman and Joann Belz of Valley View; and nieces and nephews.

Ogle, Ronnie | 1942-2012
Published Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ronnie Ogle
Funeral for Ronnie Ogle, 70, of Bowie was Aug. 23 at the First Baptist Church in Bowie with Joe Caballero and Mike Henson officiating. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Ogle died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Bowie.
Born July 24, 1942, in Jacksboro to James and Millie (Deweber) Ogle, he graduated from Bellevue High School in 1960 and Texas Tech University in 1964 with a bachelor of science in animal science.
Ogle married Gloria Sparks June 13, 1965, in Floydada, and they moved in 1966 to Levelland, where Ronnie worked as a soil conservationist. They moved in 1970 to Bowie, where he worked for Occidental Petroleum Co.
Ogle became partners with his brother, Larry, in 1974 to own and operate Bowie Livestock Commission until 1989. He had been a Superior Livestock Auction representative and Wise Electric Co-op director since 1997. In 2008, Ogle built Bucks and Ducks Hunting Lodge in Bellevue.
He is survived by his wife; children Kevin Ogle and wife, Shonda, of Bowie and Deborah Mayfield of Haskell; grandchildren Madison Mayfield of Haskell and Garrison Burkett, Kaden Ogle, Keller Ogle and Grifyn Ogle, all of Bowie; sister Donna Roth and husband, Linford, of Bowie; brother Larry Ogle and wife, Loneta, of Bowie; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rural Texas or a charity of choice.

Ogletree, May Bell Ellington | 1929-2012
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012

May Bell Ellington Ogletree
Graveside service for May Bell Ellington Ogletree, 83, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Everman Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brown, Owens and Brumley Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Ogletree died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Aug. 10, 1929, in Cedar Hill to Walter Wesley and Eunice Leila Trussell, she spent most of her life in Fort Worth before moving to Decatur in the ’80s.
Ogletree was preceded in death by her first husband, Casrie Odell “Speedy” Ellington; son Michael Thomas Ellington; and second husband Carroll Ogletree.
She is survived by daughters Connie Wilson and husband, Dennis, and Sharron Pustejovsky and husband, Dennis; grandchildren Shonda Wilson-Upshaw and fianc , David Elliott, Jason Wilson, Brad Pustejovsky and Lisa Pustejovsky; and great-grandchildren Jacob Wilson, Jessica Wilson, Blain Upshaw, Garrett Upshaw, Noah Elliott and Dawson Durkee.

Ooten, Mara K. | 1983-2012
Published Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mara K. Ooten
Service for Mara K. Ooten, 28, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport with Sam Starr officiating.
Mara died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Irving.
Born Nov. 19, 1983, in Decatur to Richard Ooten and Paula (Shannon) Copeland, she was to begin her teaching career this fall at Midland Lee High School in Midland, teaching ninth grade. Ooten listened to music, baked, played disc golf, had a sarcastic sense of humor and had Fun Day Sundays.
She earned a bachelor of science in mathematics and minor in science.
Ooten is survived by her father of Paradise; mother and stepfather, Jon, of Bridgeport; fianc Nick Bolton of Wichita Falls; brother Ryan Ooten and wife, Erin, of Decatur; stepsisters Melissa Hill and husband, Stephen, of Bridgeport and Natalie Copeland of Irving; stepbrother Nick Copeland of Taiwan; grandmother Pauline Shannon of Bridgeport; nieces Abbey and Kaydence; and nephews Kevin and Ian.
Pallbearers are Ryan Ooten, Nick Bolton, Rob Shannon, Chad Morrow, Nick Copeland and Shiloh Shannon.

Orozco, Barbra | 1932-2012
Published Saturday, December 22, 2012
Barbra Orozco, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the age of 80.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Goss, of Fort Worth.
She is survived by her daughters Donna Currie of Decatur and Diana Borghesi of Burleson. She was a loving grandma to 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Dec. 21 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was immediately after the service.

Overbaugh, Betty Lightfoot | 1937-2012
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012
No formal service is planned for Betty Lightfoot Overbaugh. 74, of Houston, formerly of Decatur.
Overbaugh, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Cypress.
Born Nov. 23, 1937, in Fort Worth to Margaret and Don Lightfoot, she grew up in Decatur and lived in the Houston and Dickinson area most of her life. She graduated from Decatur High School and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, her master’s degree from the University of Houston-University Park and her doctorate from Texas A&M University.
Overbaugh taught and held campus and central administrative positions in the Houston, Spring Branch, Cypress-Fairbanks and Dickinson school districts. She and her husband Samuel Berrian Overbaugh, who she met while at UT, were married for 54 years.
She is survived by children Elizabeth Ann and Mark Landin of San Leon, Margaret Jeanne and Rocky Mahachek of Cypress and Ruth Berrian and Joey Boring of College Station; grandchildren and stepgrandchildren Trey, Amber, Leah, Shannon, Brandon, Brittany, Marissa, Riley, Rocky, Jody, Gentry and Jackson; brother Larry Lightfoot and wife, Beverly, of College Station; sister Margaret Ann Payne of Nassau Bay; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Betty Overbaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Dickinson ISD Education Foundation, P.O. Drawer Z, Dickinson, TX 77539.

Overton, Guynell | 1933-2012
Published Saturday, July 28, 2012
Guynell Overton
Guynell Overton
Funeral for Guynell Overton, 78, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Dave Clark officiating. Burial is at Paradise Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Overton died Friday, July 27, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 6, 1933, in Paradise to William H. “Bill” and Cassie L. (Wood) Daggett, she married Jerry Reese Overton Jan. 28, 1955, in Fort Worth. She was a self-employed businesswoman and member of First Christian Church in Paradise.
Overton is survived by her husband of 57 years; daughter Michelle Payton and husband, John, of Decatur; son Michael Overton of Decatur; grandchildren Chance Overton, Kara Overton and Marshall Payton; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers are Brian Gallman, Stephen Bennett, Wesley Thrasher, Mark Jones, Jeff Murphree, Tony Redwine, Heath Taylor and John Neal.
Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Badger, Larry Lewis and Jamie Christian.

Paladino, Richard | 1950-2012
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Funeral for Richard Paladino, 62, of Decatur was April 24 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Paladino died Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Decatur.
Born March 1, 1950, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Paul and Carmella (Barberise) Paladino, he was a retired truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army and married Carol Ann Mara June 2, 1995, in Rocky Point, N.Y.
Paladino is survived by his wife; children Chris Paladino, Paul Paladino, Michele Paladino-Leekin and Tara Federico, all of New York; sister Vera Anzalone of New York; five grandchildren; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Chris Paladino, Paul Paladino, Joel Leekin, Trevor Bartlett, Timothy Pemberton and Brandon Pemberton.

Palmer, Hurley | 1940-2012
Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hurley Palmer, 72, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Decatur.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Oaklawn Cemetery. No visitation was scheduled.
Gerre Joiner will officiate.
Hurley was born Feb. 15, 1940, to Clarence and Mattie (Smith) Palmer in New Mexico.

Pannell, Bennie Merle | 1931-2012
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bennie Merle Pannell
Bennie Merle Pannell, 81, a lifelong resident of Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Decatur.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Greenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Tracy Epting and Pastors Doug Moreland and Joe Caballero officiating. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Chris Burton, Ricky Nobles, Mike Tolle, Donald Wayne Meador, Rusty Aaron and Parker Slate.
Bennie Merle was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Decatur to George Newton and Myrtle Karo (Gordon) Stevens. She married Don Waymon Pannell Feb. 21, 1949, in Wichita Falls. She was a member of the Greenwood Extension Education Club and Greenwood Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Waymon Pannell of Decatur; daughters Barbara Meador and husband, Donald, Melinda Aaron and husband, Ray, Sam Slate and husband, Steve, all of Decatur, and Vickie Jezek and husband, John, of Aubrey; grandchildren Donald Wayne Meador, Amber Tolle, Randi Anderson, Rusty Aaron, Parker Slate and Raena Slate; great-granddaughters Shaylynn Meador and Natalie Tolle; nieces Deborah Martin and Sherri Welty; and nephew John Brockie.
She was preceded in death by her son, Clinton Pannell.
Memorials may be made to Clinton Pannell Memorial Scholarship Fund, 403 South Washburn, Decatur, TX 76234.

Parks, Elisabeth G. | 1938-2012
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Elisabeth G. Parks
Visitation for Elisabeth G. Parks, 74, of Decatur is 6 to 8 p.m Wednesday, May 16, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Parks died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Decatur.
Born May 12, 1938, in East Germany, to Martin and Gerda Lorenz, she was a retired Dairy Queen owner.
She is survived by daughter Barbara Harris and husband, C.J., of Decatur; sons James Parks of Mesquite and Stephen Parks of Decatur; grandchildren Melanie and Taylor Parks, Christa Flores and Megan and Christopher Harris.

Parriette, James Dalton | 1944-2012
Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012

James Dalton Parriette
James Dalton “Tinker Toy” Parriette, 68, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Azle.
A celebration of life was Oct. 30 at White’s Funeral Home in Springtown.
James was born Oct. 10, 1944. He had lived in Springtown for 16 years and was a former, longtime resident of Newark. He retired as an owner-operator truck driver. For 26 years James was a member of the Fort Worth Anglers Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Dryw.
Survivors include his wife, Treaon of Springtown; sons Collin Parriette and wife, Christina, of Midland, Aaron Parriette and wife, Mandy, of Haslet, Brad Parriette and wife, Liz, of Haslet and Woody Reese and wife, Dana, of San Angelo; daughter Trina Perry of Springtown; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Paschall, Bill | 1926-2012
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bill Paschall
Funeral for Bill Paschall, 86, of Bridgeport was June 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bridgeport with Gerald Epperson and Gerald Peterman officiating. Burial was at Cottondale Cemetery.
Paschall died Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Decatur.
Born April 25, 1926, in Cottondale to Elmer and Margaret (Barfield) Paschall, he owned and operated Weighmaster Livestock Systems and Southwest Electronic Livestock Auction Systems. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Paschall married Barbara Ward Jan. 30, 1964, in Friona. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was an elder, trustee and congregational president. He was also a member of the Runaway Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgeport Historical Society and served on the Runaway Bay City Council. Paschall was named Citizen of the Year 1986-87.
He was preceded in death by brothers Maurice and Ron Paschall; and sister Sandra Paschall.
Paschall is survived by his wife; daughter Jeana Actkinson and husband, Bobby, of Runaway Bay; son Dusty Paschall and wife, Jennifer, of Dallas; grandchildren Lindsey Childs and husband, David, Lauren, Beau, Sydney, Lizzy and Jack Paschall and Ches Actkinson; great-grandchild Brodie Childs; sisters Margaret Wood and Marilyn Davis; brother Ralph Paschall and wife, Betty; and other family members.
Pallbearers were Richard Blake, Rusty Childs, Kevin Francis, David Hoyler, David Wood and Jeff Wood. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Blank, Jack Moody and Leroy Schmedthorst.

Patterson, Dorothy Lee | 1930-2012
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dorothy Lee Patterson
Graveside service for Dorothy Lee Patterson, 82, of Bridgeport was March 12 at Chico Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating.
Patterson died Friday, March 9, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born March 7, 1930, in Stephenville to Jerry and Ruth (Garrett) Hendon, she was a homemaker.
Patterson was preceded in death by granddaughter Becky Washburn.
She is survived by daughters Mary Washburn of Decatur and Rebecca Elam and husband, Wayne, of Bridgeport; son O.N. Patterson and Mitzi Tollis of Bowie; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-granddaughter; brothers J.E. Hendon, Bill Hendon and Dave Hendon; and nieces and nephews.

Payson, Kain Nixon | 2012
Published Saturday, April 7, 2012
Graveside service for Kain Nixon Payson, the infant son of Chris and Jill (Sanders) Payson, is 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at East Bridgeport Cemetery with Hoby Strand officiating.
Payson was born and died Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Elmira, N.Y.
He is survived by his parents; sister Abbie; maternal grandparents Tammy and Ronnie Donn; maternal great-grandparents Deloris and Thelton Sanders; paternal grandparents Sandy and Darrell Gilbert and Andrew Payson; paternal great-grandparents Kenneth and Doris Lowe and Heidi and Howard Payson; aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.
Memorials may be made to Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Labor and Delivery Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, N.Y. 14905.

Pedigo, Jacque Rhudene Carter | 1925-2012
Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jacque Rhudene Carter Pedigo
Memorial service for Jacque Rhudene Carter Pedigo, 86, of Runaway Bay is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Runaway Bay Community Church with the Rev. Ollin Collins officiating.
Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. before the service at the church.
Pedigo died Thursday, Feb. 23, in San Antonio.
Born Oct. 17, 1925, in Lorenzo to Clarence and Odessa (Ward) Carter, she was a homemaker. She married Bill Pedigo Feb. 23, 1944, in Phoenix.
Pedigo is survived by her husband; son Ron Pedigo and wife, Paula; daughter Susan Hickman and husband, Gene; and other family members.

Peek, Dorothy Mae Walters | 1921-2012
Published Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dorothy Mae Walters Peek
Dorothy Mae Walters Peek, 91, a longtime resident of Wise County, died Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012.
Dorothy was born Nov. 19, 1921, and was successful in many business ventures. She was a Registered Nurse and also worked as a real estate agent and owned a pawn shop, along with other accomplishments.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Hattie Walters.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Russell Peek; daughter Linda Mayfield and husband, Randy, of Boyd; grandchildren Leigh Latshaw of New Orleans, Lainie Latshaw of Dallas, Bryn Peek of Arlington and Jill Peek and husband, Clancy Stewart, of New Fairview; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Peek, Sheri Lee Pirkey | 1954-2012
Published Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sheri Lee Pirkey Peek
Funeral for Sheri Lee Pirkey Peek, 58, of De Kalb, formerly of Wise County, is 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the First United Methodist Church in De Kalb with the Reverends Doug Wintermute and Mike Akin officiating. Burial will follow at Hubbard Chapel Cemetery.
Peek died Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Texarkana.
Born March 8, 1954, in the Hubbard Community of De Kalb to Leslie Lee and Ruby Lee Payne Pirkey, she retired from De Kalb ISD as the career and technology director after 21 years. She was a member of De Kalb Educators Association, Texas State Teachers Association and past member and director of De Kalb Chamber of Commerce. Peek played the piano, sang in the chancel choir and was choir director and member of Gleaners Sunday School class at De Kalb First United Methodist.
She is survived by husband Jerry of De Kalb; son Jordan Peek of Austin; her mother, Ruby Peek Brouillette, of De Kalb; brother Randy Pirkey and wife, Carolyn, of De Kalb; two nieces, four great-nephews, four aunts, two uncles and 18 cousins.
Memorials may be made to Hubbard Cemetery Association, 3328 Hwy. 259 S., De Kalb, TX 75559; De Kalb High School Scholarship Fund, 152 SW Maple, De Kalb, TX 75559; or De Kalb First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396, De Kalb, TX 75559.
Online condolences may be made at www.batesfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Peel, L.D. | 1920-2012
Published Saturday, November 17, 2012

L.D. Peel
L.D. Peel, 92, a retired bus driver, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Arlington.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at New Hope Cemetery in Springtown with Pastor Rick Neathery officiating.
L.D. was born Feb. 20, 1920, to Willie and Annie (Gaston) Peel in Springtown. He married Louise Evans in 1979 in Arlington. He was a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise; his son, Danny Peel; his daughter, Linda; his brothers, Willard, Ray, J.E, Arvil Lee and Harvey Peel; and his sisters, Velma Shaddy, Iva Mae Landis and Lola Harwell.
Survivors include his daughters, Kay Vaughn and husband, Rick, of Nashville, Tenn., and Dianne Woodard and husband, Tom, of Grand Prairie; son Dennis Howe and wife, Delores, of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; sisters Ola Taylor and Lois Weeks; brother Marvin Peel; other family members and a host of friends.

Pelham, James ‘Doc’ | 1926-2012
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

James 'Doc' Pelham
Funeral for James “Doc” Pelham, 85, of Bridgeport was April 10 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Sessions officiating. Burial was at Wilson Prairie Cemetery.
Pelham died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 17, 1926, in Megargel to Issac and Meadie (Gurley) Pelham, he was a welder for National Gas Pipeline in Bridgeport for 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and married Lavona Nadine “Bonnie” Priddy July 8, 1945, in Madill, Okla.
Pelham was preceded in death by sons Revley Pelham and Farrell Pelham; sisters Mary Beard and Oleta McCain; and brothers William Pelham and Junior Pelham.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Tammie Compton and husband, Marvin, of Chico; grandchildren Doug Jones, Chad Compton, Nadine Rivera and husband, Rogelio, Mandy Pelham and Annie Pelham; great-grandchildren Kaylee, Zachary, Maegan, Gaberial, Asher, Tenley, Nicola, Christian, Jamey, Desteny, Tameka, Sivart and Trais; brother Tom Pelham of California; nieces, nephews and other family members.
Pallbearers were Doug Jones, Chad Compton, Joe Watson, Jack Watson, Pete Davidson and Paul Simmons.

Pepper, Steven ‘Chris’ | 1953-2012
Published Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Steven ‘Chris’ Pepper
Steven “Chris” Pepper, 59, of Denton, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
Funeral was Dec. 23 at the First Baptist Church in Justin with the Rev. Kim Broadstreet officiating. Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, by phone at (888) 949-2577, or at www.alsa.org/donate/.
Chris was born Feb. 19, 1953, in Fort Worth to H.M. Pepper and Anna Jean Patterson Pepper. He married Debra Roach in Salado.
He is survived by his wife, Debra; daughters Christi Simmons and Kelli Escamilla; stepdaughters Kristi Murray, Shauna Scarborough and Robin Pruitt; sister Jane Durrett; brothers Barry Pepper and Keith Pepper; grandchildren Hayden, Grace and Kate Simmons, Molly and Maggie Escamilla, Hayden and Hannah Scarborough, Haylee and Mason Emery, and Knox Pruitt; and his loyal pup and best friend, T.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Perhacs, Michael Andrew | 1953-2012
Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Michael Andrew Perhacs
A private memorial for Michael Andrew Perhacs, 58, of Boyd will be held at a later date.
Perhacs died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Boyd.
Born Sept. 28, 1953, in Fort Worth to Joe and Nell Elizabeth Perhacs, he spent most of his life there until he joined the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier from 1971 to 1973 and was deployed to Vietnam.
He later moved to Boyd, and worked for 20 years as a postal carrier in Bridgeport. Perhacs built model cars and listened to music.
He was preceded in death by sister Susan Perhacs of Fort Worth.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Malinda Perhacs; son Anthony Perhacs of Boyd; daughters Malissa Fry and husband, Jeff, and Machele Jones and husband, John, all of Boyd; sisters Barbara Perhacs and Julie Perhacs and husband, Sam Gibson, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren Rayleigh Perhacs, Abigail Jones and Gavin Jones, all of Boyd; and stepgranddaughter Annah Fry of Crandall.

Peterson, Elizabeth Ann | 1930-2012
Published Saturday, August 11, 2012
No service was held for Elizabeth Ann Peterson, 82, of Sunset.
Peterson died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in Nocona.
Born May 29, 1930, in Rockford, Ill., to Howard and Helen (Vinton) Kissack, she graduated from Hononegah High School in Rockton, Ill., in 1947. She married Thomas Peterson June 24, 1949, in Rockton. They were dairy farmers in Rockton and Humbird, Wis. They retired in 2002 and moved to Sunset.
She volunteered at T.K. Ranch and was a sports fan.
Peterson was preceded in death by brother Robert Kissack; and sister Eunice Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years; children David Peterson and wife, Michelle, of Fairfield, Wis., and Susan Metcalf Harlow and husband, Ronnie, of Sunset; grandchildren Thomas Aaberg and wife, Robin, of Alvord, Elizabeth Dunn and husband, Ryan, of Sanger, Jennifer Noack and husband, Andrew, of Black River Falls, Wis., Sara Peters and husband, Bryan, of Menasha, Wis., Katrina Peterson of Altoona, Wis., and Gregory Peterson of Greeley, Colo.; great-grandchildren Dane, Hagan and Laken Aaberg, Connelly and Kellan Dunn, Thomas and Molly Noack, Evan and Madeleine Peters and Gabriel Peterson; sisters-in-law Mary Kissack of Winnebago, Ill., and Elizabeth Burns of Rockford; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to T.K. Ranch, P.O. Box 879, Bowie, TX 76230.

Phelps, Billy Joe | 1963-2012
Published Saturday, April 14, 2012
Funeral for Billy Joe Phelps, 48, of Sunset is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Terry Young officiating. Burial is private.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Phelps died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Sunset.
Born Sept. 21, 1963, in Lake Worth to Quinton and Betty Jo (Stephenson) Phelps, he was a heavy equipment operator. He married Deborah Swanberg June 1, 2002, in Saginaw.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Whitney Phelps Guerrero and husband, Jose, of Bowie and Amanda Lynn Craig of Arlington; grandchildren Celeste, Brooke and Payton; his mother of Saginaw; and his brother, Neal Phelps and wife, Christi, of Springtown.

Phillips, James Rudolph | 1949-2012
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Funeral for James Rudolph Phillips, 62, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the First Baptist Church of Tioga with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating. Burial is at Tioga Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point.
Phillips died Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Decatur.
Born May 11, 1949, in Whitewright, to Betty Lois Taylor and Rudolph Neely Phillips, he served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He married Donna Lynn Marti Sept. 5, 2003. Phillips cooked, gardened, fished, adopted stray animals that came by his house and spent time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; mother Betty Knight of Tioga; daughter Aydrehavna Park of Rockwall; sons Shawn Phillips of Dallas, Jason Phillips of Plano, Jeremy Phillips of Dallas; stepson Aaron Crafton of Decatur; grandchildren Ali and Alec Park and Lillianna Phillips.

Phipps, John | 1943-2012
Published Saturday, May 12, 2012

John Phipps
Memorial service for John Phipps, 69, of Bridgeport was May 11 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Gene Ganus officiating.
Phipps died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Decatur.
Born April 22, 1943, in Lincoln County, Miss., to Leona Virgina Phipps, he was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by brothers David Bales and Zachary Bales; and daughter Keitha Bonds.
Phipps is survived by Pat Posey Phipps of Bridgeport; sons John, Jerry and Joe Phipps; daughters Christy Hartsell and Jodye Brown; grandchildren Heather and Halie Phipps; Jessica and Josh Hartsell and Peyton, Tatum and Laramie Brown; brothers James Bales and wife, Sarah, and Freddie Bales; sisters Dorothy Wallace and husband, Gene, Mary McHaffey and husband, Fred, Katherine Furr and husband, Preston, Paulette Martin and husband, Teddy, and Jeanette Whiddon and husband, Sammy; sister-in-law Dianne Bales; and nieces and nephews.

Picha, Marvin | 1942-2012
Published Saturday, September 1, 2012

Marvin Picha
Marvin Picha, 69, a retired teacher, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Decatur.
Services were held Aug. 31 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Interment was at 2 p.m. Friday at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington.
Marvin was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Ben Hur to Frank and Theophilia (Locke) Picha. He married Glenda Hodges June 19, 1965 in Haltom City.
Marvin received his bachelors of Science degree from Texas Wesleyan College (now Texas Wesleyan University) in Fort Worth. A former coach and science teacher at Birdville ISD, he retired from Chico ISD in 2004.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Glenda Picha; sons Mike Picha and wife, Holly, and Matt Picha and wife, Lisa, all of Decatur; grandsons Cole and Morgan Picha; sisters Helen Brezina of Sugarland and Mary Ann Bailey of Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frank Picha; and a sister, Ruby Lee Patterson.

Placker, Leonard V. | 1945-2012
Published Saturday, November 10, 2012

Leonard V. Placker
Leonard V. Placker Jr., 66, a registered nurse, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Aurora.
A memorial service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. The Rev. Carol West will officiate.
Leonard was born Dec. 8, 1945, to Leonard Sr. and Cleo (McBride) Placker in Rock Springs. He was a proud veteran during the Vietnam War and served in the United States Navy and the United States Army.
He is survived by his partner, Ronny Earl McVay of Newark; his blue heeler, Blue; his Labrador retriever, Sam; niece Nancy Carter of California; and a host of close friends.

Plowman, Bertha | 1922-2012
Published Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bertha Plowman
Bertha Plowman, 90, of Decatur, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Decatur.
Funeral was Dec. 24 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with private burial at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery.
Bertha was born April 27, 1922, in Park Springs to Lon and Esther (Early) O’Dell. She married Carlie Plowman in 1963 in Bridgeport.
She is survived by her husband, Carlie Plowman of Decatur; son Jim Ford and wife, Barbara, of Springtown; grandsons Dustin Ford and wife, Tracy, of Grand Prairie, Joe Pierce and wife, Laura, of Bridgeport, and Michael Pierce and wife, Rene , of Corinth; four great-grandchildren; son-in-law Bill Pierce of Jacksboro; sisters Opal Phillips, Annie Ryan, and Ruby Bennett; brother Charles O’Dell and wife, Carla; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kelly Ford of Decatur; daughter Vicki Pierce; granddaughter Sally Longoria; two sisters; and two brothers.

Pointer, Jackie Bob | 1941-2012
Published Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jackie Bob Pointer
Funeral for Jackie Bob Pointer, 70, of Alvord was Jan. 24 at Alvord Church of Christ with Chester Cullum officiating. Burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.
Pointer died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Alvord.
Born March 18, 1941, in Lubbock to J.B. Cleland and Ruby (Smith) Pointer, he married Betty Jean Taylor Feb. 12, 1967, in Fort Worth. He was a retired postal clerk.
Pointer was preceded in death by brothers Donald Pointer Sr. and Jimmy Pointer.
He is survived by his wife; sons Jackie Lee Pointer of Denton and Bobby J. Pointer and wife, Bobbie Kay, of Alvord; grandchildren Brenda, Kaydee, Jordyn, Jennifer, Jonna, Jackie Wayne, Amber, Crystal, T.J., Aaron and Trinidad; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Powers, Sue | 1946-2012
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sue Powers
Memorial service for Sue Powers, 65 of Paradise was April 9 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. David Rucker officiating.
Powers died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Houston.
Born Sept. 7, 1946, in Odessa to Forrest and Marguirite (Jackson) Potteiger, she married Jack Powers Jan. 20, 1978, in Decatur. She was a homemaker.
Powers is survived by her husband; son Chase Gilbert and wife, Cristy, of Decatur; daughter Staci Russell and husband, Wes, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Beck, Baylie, Taylor, Gabbi and Piper; two brothers, Jim Potteiger and wife Carolyn (Puddin) of Bridgeport and Steve Potteiger and wife, Carol, of Sulphur Springs; nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cook Children’s Hospital, 801 Seventh Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104 or www.cookchildrens.org/giving.

Pratt, Dave | 1926-2012
Published Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dave Pratt
Funeral for Dave Pratt, 86, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Hurst with the Rev. Kent Kilbourne officiating. Burial is at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Visitation is 10 a.m. before the service.
Pratt died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Decatur.
Born April 11, 1926, in Enid, Okla., to Frank and Angeline Pratt, he worked at Bell Helicopter for exactly 40 years, starting on March 17, 1952, and retiring March 17, 1992.
Pratt was preceded in death by first wife Lillian Pratt in 1973; second wife Bonnie Pratt in 2004; and daughter Delores Airhart in 1986.
He is survived by daughter Monica Hunt and husband, Freddy; grandchildren Colby Hunt, Chris Caldwell and Angie Hopper and husband, Brent; and great-granddaughter Lillianna Caldwell.

Pressley, Ted K. | 1938-2011
Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ted K. Pressley
Funeral for the Rev. Ted K. Pressley, 73, of Aurora is Monday, Jan. 9, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial to follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Pressley died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
Born Dec. 20, 1938, in Gastonia, N.C., to Hazen Kermit and Grace Pressley, he founded Cowboys for Christ Ministry.
Pressley is survived by children Russell Alan Pressley and wife, Jana, Angela Pressley Summerville and Jon, and Richelle Pressley Benton and husband, Brad; grandchildren Michael Cobb, Matthew Summerville, Hunter Pressley, Baylor Benton and Campbell Benton; brother Dr. Richard Lamar Pressley and wife, Ann; and other family members.
Memorials may be made to the Cowboys for Christ Ministry, P.O. Box 7557, Fort Worth, TX 76111.

Price, Benny E. | 1934-2012
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Benny E. Price
Funeral for Benny E. Price, 78, of Chico was Monday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. David Rucker officiating. Burial will follow in Chico Cemetery.
Price died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Mount Vernon.
Born Jan. 6, 1934, in Bridgeport to Henry and Anna (Carlon) Price, he was a heavy equipment operator and served in the National Guard. He married Rena Carlisle Jan. 5, 1952, in Decatur and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
Price was preceded in death by a baby sister and brother, James “Chubby” Price.
He is survived by his wife of Mount Vernon; daughters Carolyn Weiss and husband, Keith, of Plano, Donna Lamond and husband, Mike, of Mount Vernon and Kimberley Price of Carlsbad, Calif.; son David Price of Mount Vernon; grandchildren Angela, Jenny, Jason, Douglas and Paul; great-grandchildren Alex, Zach, Jack, Chesney, Garrett, Rayley, Weston, Ty, Anastacia, Matthew and Nicholas; brother Ancel Price of Arlington; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jason Lamond, Paul Lamond, Douglas Weiss, David Price, Mike Lamond and Keith Weiss.

Price, Quanna Ann | 1929-2012
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quanna Ann Price
Funeral for Quanna Ann Price, 82, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Dimmitt officiating. Burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Price died Monday, March 5, 2012, in Decatur.
Born July 20, 1929, in Waco to Shepard and Myrtle (Lancaster) Simmons, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She married J.T. “Babe” Price Dec. 15, 1950, in Athens.
Price was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law Kent Davis; sister Wanda Vogele; and brother Jimmy Simmons.
She is survived by daughters Nita Zapata and husband, Richard, of Nacogdoches, Debbie Curda of Denton and Jo Davis of Bridgeport; grandchildren Jeremiah, Lauren, Ashley, Jacob and Jonathan; great-grandchildren Gage, Elizabeth, Keenan and Wesley; brothers Harold Simmons and wife, Dayle, of Dallas and Billie John Simmons and wife, Nelda, of East; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers include Steve Simmons, David Carlton, Danny Price, Seth Simmons, David Walker and Ken Jones.

Prince, Jessica Dell Cragg | 1955-2012
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jessica Dell Cragg Prince
Jessica Dell Cragg Prince, 57, a homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Newark.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Rick Neathery officiating. Burial will be at Aurora Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers include Jake Stewart, Johnny Stewart, Joey Lint, Jerry Wallace, Michael Douglas and Michael Bridwell.
Jessica was born March 18, 1955, to Jesse and Janie (White) Cragg in Pearsall. She married Donald Earl Prince July 22, 1983, in Humble. She was a member of the House of Prayer Church.
Jessica was preceded in death by her parents and her great-granddaughter, Zoey Stewart.
Survivors include her husband, Don Prince of Newark; son Donald Bradley Prince; daughters Kimberly Crumbley, Tracy Douglas and husband, Michael, and Bonnie Land; grandchildren Christina, Madelynne Jo, Miranda, Jake, Johnny, Taylor, Debrah, Joseph, Gabrielle, Ashley, Brett and Brad; great-grandchildren Stormy, Gavin and Raylee; brother Jesse Bertran Cragg; sisters Angela Wills and husband, Stacy, Mary Bridwell and husband, Mike, Jonie Wallace and husband, Jerry, and Claudia Appelt and husband, Mark; sisters-in-law Linda May, Charlotte Hendrix and Shirley Webster; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and a host of friends.

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