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2018
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Hacker, Kevin Joel  | 1957-2018
Published Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kevin Joel Hacker
Kevin Joel Hacker, 61, of Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was Sept. 13 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Jay Webb officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Kevin was born April 9, 1957, in Muenster to Paul and Florence (Vanzandt) Hacker. He married Glenda Neace Aug. 14, 2003, in Denton. Kevin was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Sons of Thunder Motorcycle Ministry. Kevin served his country in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years; sons Daniel Hacker and wife, Heather, of Nocona, Harley Bowles Jr. and wife, Debi, of Ohio, Donald Bowles of Decatur, Travis Bowles and wife, Brittany, of Ponder and Robert Wuensche and wife, Jackie, of Wichita Falls; daughter Sheila Mathis and husband, Michael, of Krugerville; eight grandchildren; and brothers Patrick and Allen Hacker.

Hairston, M.D.  | 1935-2018
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018

M.D. Hairston
M.D. Hairston, 83, of Paradise, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Paradise.
Memorial service is 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
M.D. was born July 6, 1935, in Sweetwater to Ramsey and Rocetha (Nalley) Hairston.
He was a carpenter.
M.D. was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Peggy (Sanders) Hairston of Paradise; daughter Sherry King and husband, Danny, of Bridgeport; and two grandchildren.

Hale, Richard W.  | 1971-2018
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Richard W. Hale
Richard W. Hale, 46, of Decatur, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was May 15, at First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating.
Pallbearers included Thomas Hale, Ryan Hale, Jonathan Hale, Cameron Hale, Gerald Wright and Jacob Richardson.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Richard was born July 9, 1971, in Columbus, Ohio, to Robert and Donna (Baker) Hale. He married Jenifer Rhoten March 5, 2005, in Fort Worth. Richard was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Richard was a police officer since 2001, a volunteer firefighter and licensed paramedic. In his 17 years in law enforcement, Richard served Fort Worth, Newark, Decatur and the State of Texas. His grandfather, father and stepdad were also in law enforcement.
Richard was a mentor to young children and students of all ages in his community. He donated bone marrow and didn’t want any recognition from it. He fostered numerous children and adopted one as his own.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Etta Hale; son Lucas Hale; and stepfather Jim Glenn.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years; children Thomas, Ryan, Jonathan, Cameron, Cheyanne, Jackson, Kynlee and Brentley Hale; his mother, Donna Martin and husband, Wayne of Haslet; his father, Robert Hale and wife, Carol, of Joshua; sisters Daneen Hall and Dorene Payne and husband, Bill; two grandchildren; and grandparents Delbert and Donna Baker of Florida.

Hamilton, Bonnie (Julius)  | 2018
Published Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bonnie Julius Hamilton
Bonnie Julius Hamilton died Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
Funeral is 9 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in the chapel of the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie, with Kendell Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Bonnie was born in Fort Worth to CT and Bernice (Stewart) Julius. Bonnie worked for the Bowie Chamber of Commerce from 2001 to 2014. She currently worked for iOffice since 2014.
Bonnie married David G. Hamilton, May 23, 2007, in Decatur. She was a member of the Bowie Lions Club.
She is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Bob Pruitt; and one granddaughter.
Bonnie is survived by her husband; children Luke, Jake and Matt Hamilton all of Bowie, Roger Hawkins of Montague and Christie Graybill of Jacksboro; and one grandchild.

Hancock, Thomas Edward ‘Tom’ | 1928-2018
Published Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thomas Edward Hancock
Thomas “Tom” Edward Hancock, 89, of Abilene, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Abilene.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Joe Caballero officiating. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery.
Visitation is at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers are Milton Marburger, Fred Holt, Davis Hancock, Mike Davis, Tom Hancock and John Hancock.
Tom was born June 20, 1928, in Brenham to Davis and Nona (Tenney) Hancock. He married Max Ann Hufhines June 23, 1951, in Wise County. He served in the United States Navy. He was employed by the Permian Corp. for more than 30 years and ranched north of Abilene for the past 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Catherine; and daughter Amanda Hancock.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 66 years; sons Tom M. Hancock and wife, Sally, of Billings, Mont., and John Hancock and wife, Karen, of Bowie; daughters Rebecca Bairley and husband, Kenneth, of Clinton Township, Mich., and Lisa Le Beyer of Abilene; and nine grandchildren.

Harris, Lynda (Foster)  | 1952-2018
Published Saturday, September 15, 2018

Lynda Harris
Lynda Harris, 65, of Paradise, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.
Graveside service was Sept. 14 at Prairie Mound Cemetery.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Lynda was born Oct. 29, 1952, in Denton to Wayne and Geraldine Foster. She married Chris Harris Dec. 23, 1990, in Denton.
Lynda is survived by her husband; daughter Daphne Johnson and husband, Brandon, of Paradise; two grandchildren; and brother Paul Foster and wife, Suzanne, of Boyd.

Harris, Neva Nell ‘Toots’ (Grissoms)  | 1925-2018
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Neva Nell Grissoms Harris
Neva Nell “Toots” Harris, 92, of Dallas, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Dallas.
She was buried at Alvord Cemetery.
She was born June 6, 1925, in Alvord to Floyd and Oma Grissom, She graduated from Alvord High School in 1942. She played softball, tennis and volleyball in high school, as well as being a cheerleader. In 1942, she was awarded Alvord High’s Most Popular Girl and Ideal Smile awards. In 1964, she was Alvord’s Coming Home Queen. She was an apartment manager and customer service representative for Sears.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and brothers Kenneth “Jelly” Grissom and Weldon “Rooster” Grissom.
She is survived by her son Tim Harris; and daughter Kathy Harris.

Harrison, Carolyn (Bauerle)  | 1939-2018
Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Carolyn Harrison
Carolyn Harrison, 78, of Paradise, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Paradise.
Graveside service was Oct. 27 at Boyd Cemetery with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd handled arrangements.
Carolyn was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Dallas to Jack and Stella (Massingill) Bauerle. She was married to Johnny Harrison of Wichita Falls for 42 years. Carolyn retired from the banking industry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Joyce Kennedy; brother John Bauerle; and son and daughter-in-law Billy and Kim Herrell.
She is survived by her husband; daughters Sheila Marshall of Paradise, Debbie Parish of Paradise and Julie Colby and husband, Jason, of Oklahoma City; sons David Herrell of Lubbock and Michael Harrison of Paradise; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Harrison, Patsy Ruth (Simpson)  | 1928-2018
Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Patsy Ruth Harrison
Patsy Ruth Harrison, 90, of Alvord, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Alvord.
Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Glenn Waldon and John Hill officiating.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Patsy was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Wise County to Fines Archie and Connie Ella (Long) Simpson. She married Jewell Ray Harrison May 22, 1952, in Decatur. She managed the family farm for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Billy Harrison; sister Berniece Miles; and brothers Billy Bob Simpson, F.A. Simpson and Vernon Joe Simpson.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Hill and husband, Leslie, of Arlington, Cindy Carter and husband, Ozie, of Chico and Karen Waldon and husband, Glenn, of Bridgeport; sons Chris Harrison of Alvord and Roger Harrison of Alvord; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Largent of Bridgeport.

Haynes, J.E. | 1922-2018
Published Saturday, December 1, 2018

J.E. Haynes
J.E. Haynes, 96, of Decatur, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service was Nov. 27 at Preskitt Cemetery with Gerre Joiner officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
J.E. was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Decatur to Frederick Malvern and Effie Ware Haynes. He married Lillie Mae Howard Feb. 15, 1947. She preceded him in death in 1992. He also married Ruby Maxine Watkins, who also preceded him in death along with his infant son, James Howard Haynes. J.E. served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ. He was a retired heavy equipment contractor.
He is survived by his son, James Haynes and wife, Paige, of Decatur; daughters Naomi Watts of Alvord and Emily Talley of Decatur; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; niece Marion Winder; and nephew Phil Haynes.
Memorial donations may be made to the Preskitt Cemetery Association.

Headley, Bobbie Lenora (Brown)  | 1944-2018
Published Saturday, May 26, 2018

Bobbie Lenora Headley
Bobbie Lenora Headley, 74, of Paradise, died Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Paradise.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial in Paradise Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers include Miles Headley, Bradley Young, Drake Young, Kevin Stice, Patrick Brown and Jeremy Meador.
Bobbie was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in Lindale to James Lee Brown and Edith Cleo Perdue. She married Raymond Minor Headley Nov. 8, 1964, in Shreveport, La. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother James Brown; and sisters Delores Townley, Mary Josephine Cox, Wilma Lee Skinner and Martha May.
She is survived by her daughters Barbara Stice and husband, Roger, of Paradise, Cheryl Headley of Paradise and Rayma Young and husband, Tom, of Paradise; son Bobby Headley and wife, Chelsee, of Paradise; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother David Brown; and sister Candy Christian.

Heaton, Mary Nell (Howerton)  | 1926-2018
Published Saturday, August 25, 2018

Mary Nell Heaton
Mary Nell Heaton, 91, of Alvord, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Bowie.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 28, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Louis Horton officiating. Burial will follow at Alvord Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Dustin Burns, Brandon Hunt, Ryan Heaton, Jessie Heaton, Kenneth Howerton and Gary Jones.
Mary was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Alvord to Thomas and Ruth (Lee) Howerton. She married George Leon Heaton Jan. 5, 1946, in Nocona. Mary retired as a seamstress after 18 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and son Thomas Heaton.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Morrow of Hutto; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister Nita Murphy of Gainesville.

Heimlich, Nettie Louise (Smith)  | 1930-2018
Published Saturday, February 3, 2018

Nettie Louise Smith Heimlich

Nettie Louise Smith Heimlich, 87, of Boyd, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Decatur.
Service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at White’s Azle Chapel in Azle. Burial will follow at DFW National Cemetery.
Louise was born March 2, 1930, in Duval County, Fla. to Harney and Janne Rollison. She spent many years as a bookkeeper and loving homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Kincaide; and brothers Harney, Jr. and George Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Heimlich of Boyd; son Dimitrius Samudio of Azle; sister Vedal Parker of Lexington, N.C.; grandchildren Selena Steel, Anthony Hicks, Joe Hicks, Dieudonne Samudio and Gareth Samudio; and multiple great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Helf, Stella Bess (Morris) Massey  | 1933-2018
Published Saturday, December 29, 2018

Stella Bess Massey Helf
Stella Bess (Morris) Massey Helf, 85, of Farmers Branch, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Jan. 4 at Oak Lawn Cemetery. A time of remembrance and sharing is at 10:30 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Additionally, a memorial service is at 3 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch, with a reception to follow.
She was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Decatur to Archie and Birdie Morris. She was a member of the Decatur High School Drum Majorettes. After high school, Stella attended Decatur Baptist College.
Stella married Frank Massey in 1955 in Decatur. She worked at Bowie Savings and Loan and for Bowie ISD as a substitute teacher. In 1975, Stella opened a Hallmark Store in Bowie called The Birdies’ Nest, named after her mother. Later, she took a traveling position with Merle Norman Cosmetics. She also helped other startup cosmetic companies, such as Lady Love.
Stella married Robert Helf in April 1989.
Stella was a longtime member of Schreiber United Methodist Church. She volunteered at Meal on Wheels delivering food to the homebound. She also served as a FEMA volunteer.
She was proceeded in death by her brother, Raymond (Bubba) Morris; sister Mary Morris Bruce; niece Renee Bruce; and both husbands.
Stella is survived by her sons, Lee Ray and wife, Kristine, David and wife, Jackie, and Steven and wife, Dawn; stepchildren Steve and wife, Nelda, Michael Ann and husband, Charlie, Todd and wife, Connie and Linda; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels at vnatexas.org/give, 214-689-2601, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Set. 400, Dallas, TX 75235.

Henninger, Charles Ray  | 1952-2018
Published Saturday, July 28, 2018

Charles Ray Henninger
Charles Ray Henninger, 66, of Decatur died Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Aurora Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Weitner officiating.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Charles was born April 20, 1952, in Ada, Okla., to James and Edna Ruth Henninger.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his daughter, Shawna Rothlis and husband, Robert, of Haslet; brothers James Edward Henninger and Steven Wayne Henninger; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Hessley, Norma Gene (Brunson)  | 1951-2018
Published Saturday, June 2, 2018

Norma Gene Brunson Hessley
Norma Gene Brunson Hessley, 67, of Springtown, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Springtown.
Memorial service is 1 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Real Family Fellowship, 202 Pearson Lane in Azle.
Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown is handling arrangements.
Norma was born Feb. 21, 1951, in Texarkana, Ark., to Everet Norman and Virgie Lee Kirvin Brunson.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Bill Brunson; and granddaughter Raivyn.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jack Hessley; children Stephanie Underwood and husband, William, Jason Hessley and Christine Waddle and husband, William; sisters Margret Clarke and Mary Williams; brother Troy Brunson and wife, Linda; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Hicks, Carroll Martin  | 1936-2018
Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Carroll Martin Hicks, 82, formerly of Alvord, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Pella Cemetery.
Carrell was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Iowa Park to William Martin and Sylvia Gladys (Patterson) Hicks. He grew up in Alvord. He served in the military and worked in Texas and New Mexico before living in Arizona.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances; and sister Jeanette Tuttle.
He is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Bernadette, Natalie, Monica and Angela Hicks.

Hidrogo, Jose Maria Ramirez  | 1972-2017
Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jose Maria Ramirez Hidrogo
Jose Maria Ramirez Hidrogo, 45, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Bridgeport.
Visitation and rosary was Dec. 30 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial was at Cementerio Ejido Purisima Municipio Jimenez, Coahuila, Mexico.
Jose was born April 20, 1972, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, to Jose Ramirez-Cedillo and Juana Hidrogo Mireles. He married Rosa Maria (Davila) April 1, 2006, in Decatur. Jose was a landscaper and general contractor. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; son Juan Carlos Ramirez of Bridgeport; daughter Karina E. Ramirez Aguilar of Bridgeport; stepdaughter Brenda Mireles Davila and Marisol Mireles Davila of Bridgeport; his parents; brothers Francisco Ramirez of Granbury, Victor Alonso Ramirez of Denton and Purisima Ramirez and Fernando Ramirez, both of Coahuila; sisters Margarita Ramirez, Carmen Ramirez and Juanita Ramirez, all of Coahuila; and friends.

Hightower, Jearene (Lewis)  | 1953-2018
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jearene Hightower
Jearene Hightower, 64, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Denton.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with Jason Hilliard officiating. Burial will follow in East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Pallbearers include Heath Wilson, Paul Spinder, Jerrit Rawlings, James Cook, Colby Shawn and David Correll.
Honorary pallbearers include Spencer Hilliard, Anderson Hilliard and Johnny Wilson.
Jearene was born Sept. 10, 1953, in Fort Worth to Marlin and Ima Jean (Culwell) Lewis. She was the owner of Jearene’s Cottage.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother Butch Lewis.
She is survived by her son, Michael Rawlings of Fort Worth; daughter Meg Hilliard and husband, Jason, of Duncanville; six grandchildren; and sisters Jeanell Cole of Bridgeport, Sheree Jones and husband, Tim, of Dublin and Brenda Rice of Bridgeport.

Hines, George Ray  | 1937-2018
Published Saturday, May 26, 2018

George Ray Hines
George Ray Hines, 81, of Rhome, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Baylor Hospital in Grapevine.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Aurora Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating. Burial will follow in Aurora Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Pallbearers include Phillip Pratt, Jeremy Pratt, Jordan Hines, Joel Pratt and J.D. Sessler.
George was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Denton County to George W. and Nina Bell Moore Hines. George was a manager of equipment engineering for Bell Helicopter for 34 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Myrtice Winans; first wife Linda Paul Harper Hines; and son-in-law Joseph Pratt.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Juanita Hines of Rhome; brothers Dan Hines and wife, Carolyn and Sim Hines and wife, Alice; aunt Marie Moore of Rhome; daughters Brenda Hines-Pratt and Debbie Hines-Wilkinson and her husband, Michael; stepdaughter Cindy Sessler and husband, Dan; stepson Larry Smith and his wife, Jean; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Hitchcock, Vernell (Wilson)  | 1933-2018
Published Saturday, January 20, 2018

Vernell Hitchcock
Vernell Hitchcock, 85, of Boyd, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Funeral is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan 20, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Johnny Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at Azleland Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Keith Hulsey, Samuel Hulsey, Jamie Denton and Clint York.
Vernell was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Bogota to Amos and Lorena (Fishback) Willson in Bogata. She married Ralph Edwin Hitchcock March 18, 1951, in Lancaster. Vernell was a member of Pleasant Grove No. 2 Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and daughter Cynthia Denton.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl York and husband, Mark, of Fort Worth; son-in-law Jimmy Denton of Azle; grandchildren Jamie Denton, Shannon Coomer, Wendy York and Clint York; great-grandchildren Hadyn, Emerson and DeKlan; sister Willa Duffee and husband, Dalon, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

Hobbs, Acie Leonard  | 1925-2018
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Acie Leonard Hobbs
Acie Leonard Hobbs, 93, of Bridgeport, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Funeral is 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Pastor Joey Vick officiating. Burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Pallbearers are Anthony Torres, John Torres, Mark Ortiz, Colby Shawn, Jason Shawn, Dusty Raymond, Acie Glen Raymond and Christopher Preskitt.
Acie was born June 21, 1925, in Poolville to Frank Leroy and Clora Charlotte Hobbs.
He was a retired air conditioner technician and a member of Cuba Road Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; two brothers; and wife Grace Hobbs.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Hobbs, of Bridgeport; daughters Vickie Mager and husband, Phillip, of Bridgeport, Shirley Berhorst and husband, Bill, of Austin and Nola Ann McCarty; stepchildren Wiley Preskitt and wife, Dovie, of Lake Bridgeport, Brenda Shawn and husband, Robert, of Bridgeport, Tina Torres and husband, Willie, of Bridgeport, Tisa Pippin and husband, Johnny, of Decatur and Wanda Vick and husband, Joey, of Bridgeport; sisters Marie Quinn of Bridgeport, Christen Jobe and husband, Chuck, and Nellie McMorris of Lubbock; brothers Lonnie Hobbs of Bridgeport, Bufford Hobbs of Springtown, Randall Hobbs of Oklahoma City, Okla.and Sherman Hobbs and wife, Kathy, of Decatur; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hodge, Eric Charles  | 1976-2018
Published Saturday, February 3, 2018

Eric Charles Hodge

Eric Charles Hodge, 41, of Conway, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Conway.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Fred Raney officiating. Burial will follow at Chico Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Waylon Moody, Bob Stapp, Nathan Rice, Josh Stapp, Austin King, Frankie Sowell and Taylor Stapp.
Eric was born Feb. 20, 1976, in Decatur to Kenneth Hodge and Sandra (Moody) Sherer. He married Heather Hall in 2010 in Jasper.
He was preceded in death by his father; and brother Keith Vernon Hodge.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Jada Hodge, Kaily-Shay Hodge and Macy Hodge; son Kingston Hodge; and his mother and her husband, Robert; and friends.

Hodges, Sidney Charles, Sr. | 1938-2018
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sidney Charles Hodges Sr.
Sidney Charles Hodges Sr., 79, of Boonsville, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport with the Rev. Sam Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jared McComis, Matt Neal, Ron Byrd, Eric Smith, Tommy Coffey, Charlie Coffey, Jay Coffey and Sonny Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers are Joe Gilliland, John Crisp, Mike Bement and Jim Stegall.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Sidney was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Corpus Christi to St. Elmo and Lola (Crow) Hodges. He married Bonnie Hodges July 12, 1957, in Fort Worth. He retired as vice president of Investment Properties in Dallas. He was also a local business owner and rancher.
Sidney served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Bridgeport Lions Club, Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Board, Willow Point Cemetery Board, Wise County Domestic Violence Task Force and the Art Club. He was also named Citizen of the Year by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce.
Sidney was preceded in death by his by parents; daughter Tina Witt; grandson Sidney Charles Hodges III; brothers Maurice and Jimmy Hodges; sister Geneva Martin; and son-in-law Glen Witt.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; son Sidney Charles Jr.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Hodges, Tommie Ann (Wooten)  | 1924-2018
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tommie Ann Hodges
Tommie Ann Hodges, 94, of Alvord, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Truitt Hodges Jr., Matthew Todd Hodges, Carl Waymon Atkins, Aaron Cowan, Micah Cowan, Jaymz Hemenway, Jake Hodges and Alex Hodges.
Tommie Ann was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Electra to William Biston and Cora Bell (Riddle) Wooten. She graduated from Alvord High School in 1941 and married Thomas Hodges soon after on May 3, 1941, in Waurika, Okla. They worked as dairy farmers. In 1953 and 1954, they were honored as Comeback Farmers of the Year by the United States Congress Department of Agriculture. They were married 61 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Truitt Gene Hodges Sr.; daughter Jo Evelyn Atkins; five brothers; and a sister.
She is survived by her son, James Hodges and wife, Michelle, of Alvord; daughters La’Wayne Hauser and husband, Karl, of Fort Worth and Margaret Gilbreath and husband, Cleddy, of Gainesville; eight grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the charity or organization of your choice.

Holloway, Jesse Rhonol, Jr. | 1928-2018
Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
Jesse Rhonol Holloway Jr., 89, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Fort Worth.
A private memorial will be held.
Jesse was born Dec. 3, 1928, to Jesse Rhonol Sr. and Frances Watson Holloway.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Lois Sneed Holloway; brother Gayle Holloway; sisters Jean Langley, Ellen Land and Bernice Harris.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Cox Holloway; daughter Gwen Morgan and husband, Bill; sons Thomas Holloway, Charles Holloway and wife, Terry, and Michael Holloway and wife, Tonya; sisters Anna Ketchum and Francis Broun; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Horne, Chan Stuart, Sr.  | 1945-2018
Published Saturday, September 1, 2018

Chan Stuart Horne Sr.
Chan Stuart Horne Sr., 73, of Springtown, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Springtown.
Memorial service is 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
Chan was born April 20, 1945, in Richlands, N.C., to Hubert Lester and Ruby Gordon (Scott) Horne. He was a member of the United States Air Force and served his country for 20 years. He worked for Lockheed Martin and served with the Cottondale Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years.
Chan was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport and served on the Parish Council. He donated countless hours to the community for anything needed.
He was well-known as Santa Claus in Bridgeport and Wise County for many years and brought joy to children of all ages.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son James Stewart Horne; sisters Lois Horne and Sadie Edwards; and brothers Robert Stanton, Harold Horne and E.W. Horne.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Peggy (Blisseck) Horne; sons Chan Stuart Horne Jr., Michael Chan Horne and Matthew Chan Horne; sister Mary Jones; many grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cottondale Fire Dept., 2852 CR 3555, Paradise, TX 76073.

Horton, John Edward  | 1958-2018
Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
John Edward Horton, 59, of Weatherford died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Weatherford.
A private service was held in Weatherford.
John was born Aug. 30, 1958, in Indiana. He was a mechanic in Weatherford.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry.
He is survived by his wife, Penny; sons Brad Wilson and wife, Jennifer, and Brandon Wilson and wife, Elisha; daughter Chasity; and one granddaughter.

Houchins, Aubrey  | 1917-2018
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Aubrey Houchins
Aubrey Houchins, 100, of Weatherford, died Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Weatherford.
Funeral was April 10 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Melvin Blalock officiating. Burial followed at Wilson Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Watkins, David Fowler, Bill Blevins, Bobby Blevins, Chris Ragle and Watt Ragle.
Aubrey was born June 3, 1917, in Wise County to Verg and Nannie (Nall) Houchins. He married Lucille Richardson. He was a member of the East Bankhead Church of Christ.
Aubrey was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and daughter Pearlene Houchins.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty Blevins of Weatherford; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Hoyt, Mary (Davis)  | 1961-2018
Published Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mary Hoyt
Mary Hoyt, 57, of Rhome, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to service Monday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Mary was born April 30, 1961, in Lubbock to John and Aline (May) Davis. She married Patrick D. Hoyt April 30, 1978, in Garden City, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Hoyt; her parents; and brothers James Davis, Terry Davis, Lester Davis and Glenn Davis.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years; daughters Tiffany Jones and husband, Ray, of Newark, Amanda Hoyt of Rhome and Rebecca Lee and husband, Billy, of Rhome; son John Hoyt and wife, Brandi, of Aubrey; and 14 grandchildren.

Hudson, Sarah Geneva (Read) | 1923-2018
Published Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sarah Geneva Hudson
Sarah Geneva Hudson, 95, of Decatur, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Louis Horton, Brad Horton and Zach Burns officiating. Burial will follow Paradise Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Tyson Buck, Garrett Hudson, Shawn Hudson, Wyatt Hudson, Stockton Portales, Breton Tribble and Brian Tribble.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Geneva was born May 7, 1923, in Paradise to John D. “Dude” and Irene (Pike) Read. She married Royce Cecil Hudson Dec. 13, 1941, in Decatur. Geneva was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers J.D., Earnest, Harold, Leon and Marvin Read; and sisters Lorene Read, Pauline Carlton and Peggy Calvert.
She is survived by her son, Jimmie Hudson of Decatur; daughter Linda McNair and husband, C.H. “Mac,” of Hurst; son Dennis Hudson and wife, Laura, of Decatur; son Gary Hudson and wife, Darlene, of Keller; daughter Joyce Horton and husband, Louis, of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother Billy Gene Read and wife, Bobbie, of Paradise; and sister Patsy McClure and husband, David, of Mesquite.
Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Mission Funds or Bus Ministry, 106 South Lane, Decatur, TX 76234.

Hudson, Wanda Faye (Lance)  | 1936-2018
Published Saturday, July 7, 2018

Wanda Faye Lance Hudson
Wanda Faye Lance Hudson, 81, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Phillip Askey officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Wanda was born July 10, 1936, in Chillicothe to Leo and Ilean (Duncan) Lance. Wanda retired as an executive secretary. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her son, Charles Hudson and wife, Denise, of Decatur; daughters Lisa Brazier and husband, Bobby, of Bridgeport and Amy Cline and husband, Steve, of Burleson; sister Karen Eager of Bridgeport; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to Cook Children’s Health Foundation, 801 7th Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104 or Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K. Street, Suite 200, Washington DC 20037-1830.

Huebner, Edith Swinney (Swinney) | 1927-2018
Published Saturday, December 1, 2018

Edith Swinney Huebner
Edith Swinney Huebner, 91, of Boyd, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Boyd.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Robert Turk officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Edith was born July 4, 1927, in Decatur to Tom and Gladys (Johnson) Swinney in Decatur. She married Kenneth Charles Huebner June 7, 1945, in Boyd. Edith retired from General Dynamics after 37 years of service as a chief clerk. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years; and sister Barbara Luster.
She is survived by her daughter, Diann Williams of Surry, Va.; one grandchild; and sister Tommie Gillespie of Boyd.
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Boyd.

Huffman, Carolyn Ann (Manning)  | 1947-2018
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Carolyn Ann Huffman
Carolyn Ann Huffman, 70, of Lake Bridgeport, died Monday, March 5, 2018, in Lake Bridgeport.
Memorial service is 1 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at Sagebrush Caf in Bridgeport. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Carolyn was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Bridgeport to Carroll Leroy and Rachel Elizabeth (Nabors) Manning.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sons Jeffrey Huffman and Christifer Huffman; brother Donald Manning; and sister Marsha Hysom.
She’s survived by her son, Kevin Huffman and wife, Susan, of Cottondale; daughter Dema Huffman of Valley View; five grandchildren; brothers Mike Manning and wife, Julie, of Denton, Rick Manning and wife, Linda, of Fairfield and Eddie Manning of Palestine.
Memorial donations may be made to Wise County Meals on Wheels, wisemeals.org; Wise Hope Domestic Violence Shelter, wisehope.org; or Wise Area Relief Mission, warmtx.org.

Huffman, Georgia Faye (McConnell)  | 1930-2018
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Georgia Faye Huffman
Georgia Faye Huffman, 88, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Round Rock.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, at First Baptist Church in Montague with Dr. Bennie Slack officiating. Burial will follow at Montague cemetery.
White Family Funeral Home of Bowie is handling arrangements.
Georgia Faye McConnell Allen Huffman was born May 26, 1930, to George S. and Faye E. Reed McConnell in Hereford, where they lived until her high school years.
During World War II, her father moved to Washington D.C. and worked for the Navy as an electrician. Georgia attended Eastern High School in Washington, D.C.. She moved to Dell City in 1946. She had a bachelors of science in English, physical education and music from Sul Ross (College) University. Georgia was a member of Beta Gamma Phi Upsilon and Mu Phi Music Sorority. She married Henry (Hank) Riley Huffman in 1953.
Together they pursued careers in education, and traveled to 11 different countries and most of the United States.
Georgia taught school for more than 30 years in Texas. She taught music, PE, science and English in Odessa, Imperial, Dell City, Grapevine, Newark, Alvord and at Northwest High School. She also taught at Barrigada Jr. High School in Guam. After retiring from teaching, she taught piano students at her home.
Georgia Faye sang in college musicals, at many weddings and with the USO in the 1940s. She played piano, organ and saxophone. She played the organ at the First Baptist Church in Alvord, First Baptist Church Montague and Memorial Baptist in Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Betty OBannion; and grandson Chad Crawford.
She is survived by her children, Margaret C. Hinton and husband, Roger, of Taylor, Robert G.Allen and wife, Debra, of Ebbe, Wash., John David Huffman of Abilene and Deborah S. Kunisch and husband, Robert, of Taylor; foster children Becky Stephenson Wood and husband, Bill, of Garland and Henry Buckland Stephenson and wife, Debbie, of Lipan; 11 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and sister Dolores Young of Lubbock.
Donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Montague, P.O. Box 306, Montague, TX 76251 or Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 90, Taylor, TX 76574.

Hughes, William Ellis ‘Will’ | 1948-2018
Published Saturday, March 10, 2018

William Ellis Hughes
William “Will” Ellis Hughes, 69, of Boyd, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Aurora Baptist Church in Aurora.
Visitation is at the church one hour prior to the service.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
Will was born Dec. 18, 1948, in Fort Worth to William and Erma (Shackelford) Hughes. He married Linda Pursley March 11, 1970, in Ardmore, Okla. Will was a member of Aurora Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and served on the board of directors.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of almost 48 years; daughters Robin Hughes of Boyd and Nichole Rankin and husband, Matt, of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother Marshall Hughes and wife, Marrietta, of Springtown.

Hunt, Jimmy T.V.  | 1944-2018
Published Saturday, November 3, 2018

Jimmy T.V. Hunt
Jimmy T.V. Hunt, 74, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Plano.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dustin Burns, Joey McConnell, Larry Baker, Ethan Powell, Jordan McConnell, Ryder McConnell, Kyle Baker and Dominicke Hanchey.
Jimmy was born Oct. 9, 1944, in Hollywood to Wesley and Edith (Grimes) Hunt. He married Verlin Rhoads Sept. 21, 1989, in Cottondale. Jimmy retired from Peterbilt as an assembly specialist.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Betty Sechrist and Ellen Hudson.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years; daughters Stacie Burns and husband, Britt, of Decatur, Cassie Powell and husband, Steve, of Paradise and Rachale Taylor and husband, Kris, of Boyd; sons Brandon Hunt and wife, Wendy, of Hutto and Larry Baker and wife, Sherry, of Runaway Bay; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include brothers Kenneth Hunt and wife, Lillie, of Decatur, Steve Hunt and wife, Karen, of Decatur and Freddy Hunt and wife, Monica, of Decatur.

Huntsinger, Mary Lee (Brazil)  | 1935-2018
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mary Lee Huntsinger
Mary Lee (Brazil) Huntsinger, 83, of Paradise, died Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Doug Acklie officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers include Shayne Middleton, Jake Middleton, Chase Middleton, Tyler Williamson, Taylor Middleton and Kyler Middleton.
Mary Lee was born May 18, 1935, to Lester and Ollie Lee (Moore) Brazil in Fort Worth. She married Richard Huntsinger Dec. 26, 2003, in San Antonio. Mary Lee was a member of the Fort Worth Antique Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Jacie Williamson; and brothers Curtis Brazil and Harold Brazil.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Scherrie Hall and husband, Michael; sons Dale Middleton and wife, Becky, and Larry Middleton and wife, Stacy; daughter Tammie Williamson and husband, John; stepdaughter JoAnn Thomas and husband, Ray; stepson David Huntsinger and partner, Clark Chang; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and brother Bill Brazil and wife, Sandra.

Irion, Rodney Dale  | 1960-2018
Published Saturday, October 13, 2018

Rodney Dale Irion
Rodney Dale Irion, 57, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
Funeral was Oct. 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jamestown, N.D., with the Rev. Erik Weber officiating. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Jamestown.
Williams Funeral Home in Jamestown handled arrangements.
Rod was born Oct. 27, 1960, in Missoula, Mont., to Bill and Alice Irion.
He later moved to Jamestown. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1979 where he held the record for the pole vault for 30 years. He moved to Garrison where he operated his own guide service known as Dakota Limit Guide Service until 1993.
In 1994, he graduated from Bismarck State College with a power/process plant technology degree. He married Dawn Gruchalla in December 1995, and they lived in Battle Mountain, Nev. In 2010, then moved to Runaway Bay where he was employed at Brazos Electric Co-op until his death.
Rod and his fishing partner, Mark Boyd, won the 1992 Saskatchewan Premier’s Cup/Can-Am Cup. His last fishing tournament was in September with his wife.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and mother-in-law Ramona Gruchalla.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Brooke Irion of Runaway Bay; his father, Bill Irion and wife, Mary, of Orofino, Idaho; sister Carolyn Kvislen of Bismarck, N.D.; sisters-in-law Tami Severence and husband, Kevin, of Jamestown and April Lange, and husband, Shawn, of Eldridge; and father-in-law Terry Gruchalla of Jamestown.
Memorial donations may be made for the benefit of Rod’s family at: First State Bank, 102 Port-O-Call, Runaway Bay, TX 76426, or First Community Credit Union, 111 9th Street SW, Jamestown, ND 58401.

Jackson, Melvin Ray ‘Mel’ | 1933-2018
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Melvin Ray Jackson
Melvin Ray “Mel” Jackson, 84, of Boyd, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Boyd.
Service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Aurora Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Patrick Jackson, Dewayne Lee, Cameron Sides, Steven Slocum, Kristopher Howe and Matthew Tillery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Mel was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Fort Worth to Leonard and Eula Faye (Bennett) Jackson. Mel was a Baptist. He was also a Mason and belonged to the Boyd Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mel is survived by his wife of 42 years, Norma (Hass) Jackson; children Ricky and Donna Hass, Charlcie and Jimmy Lewis, Gina and Dale Darter, Edie Lieblang, Gloria and John Hennessee, Serena Howe, Missi Jackson and Patrick Jackson; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Jennings, Billy Martin ‘Spider’ | 1948-2018
Published Saturday, May 5, 2018

Billy Martin Jennings
Billy Martin “Spider” Jennings, 69, of Newark, died Monday, April 30, 2018.
Funeral was May 4 at Newark First Baptist Church with burial at Dido Cemetery.
Greenwood Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Billy was born July 16, 1948, in Decatur. He served in the National Guard. He worked at Buck’s Wheel and Alignment for more than 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha; parents George and Ramona Jennings; and infant sons Chad and Brad.
Billy is survived by his daughters, Christy Sanchez and Teriana Bonz; stepson Dennis Tichavsky; sister Debbie Ellis and husband, Max; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Newark Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 478, Newark, TX 76071.

Johnson, Jackie June ‘Grandma Jackie’ (Clayton)  | 1926-2018
Published Saturday, August 25, 2018

Jackie June Johnson
Jackie June Johnson “Grandma Jackie,” 92, of Willow Point, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Balsora Baptist Church with Glenn Connell and Matt Norton officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Point Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 12:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will include the grandchildren.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Jackie June Clayton was born June 1, 1926, in Breckenridge to Floyd and Mary Clayton. The family moved several times, owning and operating dairy farms in Moran, Breckenridge, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Crosbyton and Willow Point. Jackie was a “young war bride” relocating with her husband Norris Stegall when stationed in Bryan and Taylorsville, Utah and following the war, farming near family in Willow Point.
Separation and divorce resulted in a move to Fort Worth. As a single mother of two, she worked as a cashier at the Courthouse Market in downtown Fort Worth. Jackie returned to Willow Point, married and partnered with Ralph Chivers in dairy farming. Together they raised seven boys. A few years after Ralph’s death, she married Marshall Johnson. She was active in the church and community.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; siblings Eldene Wadsworth, Jo Fancher, Pat Franklin, Floyd Lee Clayton and Jeanette Denton; sons Kelly Stegall, Jim Bob Chivers, Bill Chivers and Tom Chivers; stepdaughter Rhonda Frary; stepson-in-law Kevin Keichlin; daughters-in-law Myrna Chivers and Glenda Chivers; granddaughters Kathleen Stegall and Jade Chivers; great-grandson Phillip Ponder; and nephews Robert Dalton Laird and Vaughn Paul Laird.
She is survived by son James “Jim” Floyd Stegall and wife, Pat; stepsons Darrel Johnson and wife, Shirley, and Paul Johnson and wife, Carol; stepdaughters Vicki Leis and husband, Ron, and Judy Keichlin, daughters-in-law Beverly (Stegall) Deaton, Lori Chivers, Jane Chivers and Velva Johnson; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren
Memorial donations may be made to Willow Point Cemetery Association or a charity of your choice.

Johnson, Rickey Lynn  | 1957-2018
Published Saturday, September 8, 2018

Rickey Lynn Johnson
Rickey Lynn Johnson, 60, of New Fairview, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Galveston.
The family will have a private service at a later date.
Rickey was born Sept. 9, 1957, in Grand Prairie to Joe and Virgie Johnson. He was a third-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Donnie Dorrell, Roger Dorrell and Mike Johnson; and stepfather Toby Meadows.
Rickey is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sandra Johnson; sons Joshua Johnson and Jesse Johnson; four grandchildren; sisters Shirley Williams and Carolyn Upchurch; and brother Joe Johnson.

Johnson, Tracy Leigh (Bristow)  | 1975-2018
Published Saturday, October 6, 2018

Tracy Leigh Bristow Johnson
Tracy Leigh Bristow Johnson, 43, of Rhome, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial was Oct. 4, at First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. David Lowry officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Tracy was born May 10, 1975, in Odessa to Danny and Pam (Channell) Bristow. She married James Lee Johnson April 29, 2006, in Brownsboro.
Tracy was an office administrator for Targa. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Billy Bristow; niece Zoey Kate Caskey; and stepdad Terry Herrington.
She is survived by her husband of 12 years; sons Dalton Johnson of Rhome, Christian Johnson and wife, Baylee, of Arlington, Tristan Johnson of Decatur and Parker Johnson and wife, Rhea, of Decatur; daughter Rebecca Johnson of Arizona; one grandchild; mother Pam Brown and husband, Bob, of Chandler; father Danny Bristow and wife, Rita, of Brownsboro; grandparents James and Pat Channell, Bobby Bristow, Imogene Fox, Curtis Brown and Jimmie Johnson; sisters Jessica Kerr and husband, Matt, Jiffy Hardin and husband, Sam and Samantha Caskey and husband, Marc; brothers Barry Brown and wife, Stormy, Rusty Herrington and wife, Diana and Casey Herrington and wife, Sandra; father-in-law James E. Johnson; and mother-in-law Barbara Foster.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Decatur or Texas Scottish Rite for Children.

Johnston, Marvin G. ‘Bob’ | 1934-2018
Published Saturday, April 7, 2018

Marvin G. Johnston
Marvin G. “Bob” Johnston, 83, formerly of Bridgeport, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Memorial service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the First Baptist Church of Henrietta with Rev. Randy Osborn officiating.
Bob was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Petrolia to William C. and Grace Johnston. He graduated from Petrolia High School in 1952, and Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in 1956 and a master’s degree in 1957. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
Bob lived in Bridgeport for more than 10 years where he was a real estate broker and local business owner.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; second mother Martha Johnston; brothers Wesley and Bill Johnston; and sisters Dorothy Briner and Wilma Vinzant.
He is survived by brothers Ben Johnston of Houston and James Ray Johnston of Canton; sisters Mary Holloway of Henrietta, Barbara Laseman of Jolly and Doris Goodner of Wichita Falls; his wife of 27 years, Donna Johnston of Bryan; children Alisa Baron of Bryan, Julie Mergele of New Braunfels and Jeffrey Johnston of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.

Jones, Betty Nevesta (Grantham) | 1933-2018
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Betty Nevesta Jones
Betty Nevesta Jones, 85, a longtime resident of Bridgeport, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Rick Davis officiating. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Pallbearers are Josh Johnston, Nathan Robinson, Bouie Stewart, Colin Jones, Craig Barrett and Edgar Judd.
Nevesta was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Boonsville to Drew and Evelene (Womack) Grantham. She graduated from Bridgeport High School. She married Carl Ray Jones July 31, 1951, in Cheyenne, Wyo., and was the owner of Granny’s Antiques in downtown Bridgeport for many years. Nevesta was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport and the Bridgeport Historical Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brother Jessie Grantham; and sister Bessie Barrett.
Nevesta is survived by sons S. Mike Jones and wife, Joanna and Kevin R. Jones and wife, Sherri, all of Paradise; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 608 17th Street, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Juarez, Hilardo P. ‘Lalo’, IV | 1991-2018
Published Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hilardo P. Juarez IV
Hilardo “Lalo” P. Juarez IV, 26, of Artesia, N.M., died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Artersia.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Allen Bates officiating.
Lalo was born July 31, 1991, in Roswell, N.M., to Elizabeth (Perez) Crownover. He was a member of Victory Family Church in Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Perez.
He is survived by his mother and dad, Liz and Mike Crownover of Weatherford; daughter Masiela Juarez; sisters Aundrea Gutierrez and husband, Jeffrey, of Cimarron, N.M., Marissa Juarez of Weatherford and Raquel Juarez of Weatherford; nephew J.R. Gutierrez; grandmother Bennie Perez of Artesia; and extended family and friends.

Judd, Jimmy  | 1953-2018
Published Saturday, September 29, 2018

Jimmy Judd
Jimmy Judd, 64, of Rhome, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Rhome.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Jimmy was born Oct. 4, 1953, in Fort Worth to J.R. and Margaret (Moore) Judd. He married Susan Catherine Cero Sept. 2, 1983, in Fort Worth. Jimmy was a superintendent in the construction industry and played a part in helping build the early Dallas skyline. He was also a mechanic and member of the First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Derrell Judd.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 35 years; son Jeremy R. Judd of Portland, Ore.; daughters Melissa Abernathy of Cleburne, Becky Anderson of Keller and Beth Anderson of Keller; brothers Dennis Judd and wife, Arlene, of Rockport and Billy Judd of Euless; and sister-in-law Nell Judd of Rockport.

Kardaras, Norma Dean (Matney)  | 1943-2018
Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Norma Dean Kardaras
Norma Dean (Matney) Kardaras, 74, of Fort Worth, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur.
Norma Dean was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Decatur to Robert Lee and Augusta Lee (Perkins) Matney. She was raised in Decatur and attended schools there. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, before moving to Fort Worth in 1962. She married R.E. “Ed” Kardaras Aug. 7, 1967, in Fort Worth and lived in River Oaks. Norma was a member of Westworth Village Baptist Church since 1997. She loved southern gospel music and her favorite groups were Hovie Lister and Statesmen Quartet and J.D. Summer and Stamps Quartet. And of course Elvis Presley’s music. Norma was a true Elvis fan from the start until her death. She loved cooking, baking and trying new recipes and collecting recipes that she wanted to try. Her favorite hobbies were sewing, gardening, crafts and collecting stuff. She was a retired bookkeeper and assembler.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; seven sisters, Opal Boyett, LaVelle Carter, Alma Francis, Imogene Morrow, Frances Dickenson and JoAnn Matney; brother Don Matney; and a stillborn sister.
She is survived by her nieces, Gwen Stewart, Barbara Murray, Donna Matney, Danny Matney and Liza Hollon of Fort Worth and Joshua; step-grandchildren Jeffery Kardaras, Priscilla Griscom, Ian Kardaras, Eric Kardaras and Ethan Kardaras; three-great-grandchildren; several great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; and cousins.

Keene, Donna Lynne  | 1960-2018
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Donna Lynne Keene
Donna Lynne Keene, 58, formerly of Boyd, died Monday, July 23, 2018, in Fort Worth.
A private service was held July 28 in Boyd.
Donna was born Jan. 3, 1960, in Bridgeport. She was the youngest daughter of Gladys (Wolfe) and Spencer Keene. She battled oral cancer for many years and lost that battle Monday.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Preslee Rodriguez; and sisters Paula Moss and Patti Mark.

Kennan, Jack Jason  | 1976-2018
Published Saturday, August 11, 2018

Jack Jason Kennan
Jack Jason Kennan, 41, of Newark, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Fred Raney officiating. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Quaid Kennan, Kessler Kennan, Damon Kennan, Tony Brammer, Brandon Decker, David Johnnene, Scott Johnnene, Terry McCarter, Rob Bailes, L.J. Kennan and Dickie Inman.
Jason was born Sept. 30, 1976, in Decatur to Jack D. and Elizabeth (Bentley) Kennan.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Kelly Moore.
He is survived by his daughters, Kylie Kennan of Roanoke and Hannah Kennan of Justin; one granddaughter; his parents; sisters Helen Kennan of Newark and Summer Olalde and husband, Adrian, of Justin; brothers L.J. Kennan and Michael Kennan, both of Newark; and fianc e Kellie J. Austad of Newark.

Kernan, Carolyn Lee (Triplett)  | 1942-2018
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Carolyn Lee Kernan
Carolyn Lee Kernan, 75, of Decatur, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Dallas.
Graveside service was March 5, at the Justin Cemetery in Justin with Tyler White officiating.
Carolyn was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Hillsboro to Troy Lee and Billie Maudine (Wall) Triplett. She was a retired school teacher for Hobbs Municipal Schools in Hobbs, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Mackie Watkins; husband Dr. Jack Kernan; step-son James Kernan; and son Michael Kernan.
She is survived by her daughters Lisa Hicks and husband, Dwayne, of Decatur and Amy Kernan of Duncanville; sons John Lynn Watkins and wife, Sonya, of Duncanville and Andy Kernan of Wisconsin; stepdaughter Kerri Kernan of Newark, N.J.; stepsons Dr. John Kernan and wife, Gay, of Hobbs, N.M., David Kernan of Friendswood and Jason Keran of Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brother Lynn Triplett and wife, Gayle.

Kimbrell, Elmer Clyde | 1928-2018
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Elmer Clyde Kimbrell, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.
Graveside service is 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at Willow Point Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown.
Elmer was born June 23, 1928, in Pinebluff, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Delores Kimbrell; and son James Clyde Kimbrell.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Hathcock and husband, Rex; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

King, Mary Louise (Richard)  | 1939-2018
Published Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mary Louise King
Mary Louise King, 78, of Paradise, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Paradise.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at The Rock Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Tim Jenkins officiating.
Mary was born Nov. 22, 1939, in Wayne, Mich., to Bernard Allen Richard Sr. and Matilda (Winekoff) Richard. She was a retired bus driver for Paradise ISD.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James King; her father; her mother; stepfather Don Wallace; and sister-in-law Patricia Richard.
She is survived by sons Randy King, Terry King, Dennis King and wife, Sherrie, and Ron King and wife, Kristie; brothers Al Richard and Bob Richard; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

King, Tommy Joe  | 1955-2018
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tommy Joe King, 62, of Bridgeport, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Memorial is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Cuba Church in Bridgeport with Joey Vick officiating.
Tommy was born April 15, 1955, in Bridgeport to Johnnie and Lena (Hoppie) King. He graduated from Bridgeport High School and went in the National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John Edward King and James Frank King; nephews James Wade King and John Reed; and niece Tonya Martin.
He is survived by sister Barbra Reed of Park Springs; brother Bill King of Boyd; sister-in-law Brenda King of Chico; niece Vicki King of Chico; and nephews Myrl Thomason of Louisiana, Edward King of South Carolina, Brian King of Saginaw and Danny King of Bridgeport.

Kirk, Royce Lee  | 1936-2018
Published Saturday, February 10, 2018

Royce Lee Kirk

Royce Lee Kirk, 81, of Springtown, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Royce was born May 31, 1936, in Smithfield, now Bedford. He was the youngest son of 10 children.
Royce served his country in the United States Army. He retired from Lockheed Martin but also spent 10 years working for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.F. Kirk and Iva Gerth Kirk; brothers Elmer G. Kirk and Franklin R. Kirk; and sisters Marie Kirk Davis and Juanice Kirk Apple.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanie Melear Kirk; son Richard Kirk and wife, Christi, of Springtown; daughters Regina Burns and husband, Kevin, of Decatur and Rosanna Kirk and fianc , Zeke Powell, of Meridian; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Billie N. Kirk of Boyd; and sisters Anna Lou Kirk Darter of Reno, Wanda Kirk Jennings of Reno, Zanna Kirk Hensarling of Boyd and Jeanette Kirk Koontz Jennings of Sunset.

Kittrell, Herman Wallie, Sr.  | 1954-2018
Published Saturday, October 20, 2018

Herman Wallie Kittrell Sr.
Herman Wallie Kittrell Sr., 64, of Chico, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Dallas.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. James O. Kittrell officiating.
Pallbearers are Herman Kittrell Jr., David Kittrell, C.J. Kittrell, James Kittrell, Larry Don Kittrell and Charles Kittrell.
Herman was born April 25, 1954, in Spur to James and Letha May (Busby) Kittrell. He married Joann Sorrels Jan. 21, 1972, in Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Syvlie Kittrell, Edith Kittrell, Goldie Glidewell, Ruth Robinson and Sue Cavitt; and brothers Clarence Kittrell and Larry Kittrell.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years; daughters Wanda Truax and husband, James, of Bowie and Misty Campbell and husband, Robbie, of Runaway Bay; sons Herman Kittrell Jr. of Decatur, David Kittrell and wife, Rochelle, of Chico, C.J. Kittrell and Lindsey Elliott of Paradise, James Kittrell and wife, Autumn, of Bridgeport, Larry Don Kittrell of Chico and Charles Kittrell and wife, Christal, of Bridgeport; 24 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include brother James Kittrell of Montague; sisters Bonnie Dubose and husband, Norman, Carolyn Hogan of Marietta, Okla., and Gelema Kittrell of Chico.

Klein, David  | 1938-2018
Published Saturday, August 18, 2018

David Klein
David Klein, 80, of Alvord, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Alvord.
Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Alvord Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
David was born July 23, 1938, in Springtown to Cleddie and Mildred (Hutchison) Klein. He married Barbara Barclay Oct. 12, 1957, in Ardmore, Okla. David was the owner of a trucking business.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Nick Klein.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; son Jerry Klein and wife, Tammie, of Alvord; three grandchildren; brother Brooks Klein and wife, Tracy, of Weatherford; and sister Diane Altman and husband, Tom, of Lake Bridgeport.

Knight, Willis Clyde ‘Bill’ | 1929-2018
Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Willis Clyde Knight
Willis “Bill” Clyde Knight, 88, of Decatur, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Decatur.
No service will be held at this time.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Bill was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Abilene to William and Velma (Lambert) Knight. He married Dorothy Jean Eoff Sept. 26, 1948, in Abilene.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister; and Jimmy Paige.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years; daughters Kathy Ridenour and husband, Roger, of Decatur and Sandy Paige of Abilene; son Terry Knight and wife, Linda, of Rowlett; granddaughters Jennifer Glover, Terri Ridenour, Jae Paige, Kristen Barnhart and Tamara Schultz; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Knupp, Charles Roscoe ‘Chuck’ | 1921-2018
Published Saturday, February 10, 2018

Charles Roscoe Knupp

Charles “Chuck” Roscoe Knupp, 96, of Runaway Bay, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Phillip Weitner officiating. Burial will follow at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Visitation is at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers are his grandchildren, Miles, Owen, Micah, Sam, Connor, Garrett, Liam and Daniel.
Chuck was born March 31, 1921, in Warren County, Penn., to Charles M. and Myrtle (Wood) Knupp. He married Margaret Wade Jan. 4, 1999, in Colleyville. Chuck served his country in the Army Air Corps/United States Air Force as a pilot and an officer flying B-24s with missions over Germany during World War II.
He was also a veteran of the Korean War. Chuck obtained the rank of captain at the end of his service. He was a retired air traffic controller.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Eleanore Knupp; second wife Ruth Jane Knupp; son Charles Randall “C.R.” Knupp; and siblings Inez Marguerite, Lyall Vernon, Everett La Verne, Lelah, Norris, Greta, Gilbert Monroe, Clarence Jean and two infant siblings.
He is survived by his wife; sons James Knupp of Graham, Mark Knupp and wife, Linda, of Azle, Cary Knupp and wife, Cherie, of Lake Worth; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Kunau, Dennis Ray  | 1952-2018
Published Saturday, October 20, 2018

Dennis Ray Kunau
Dennis Ray Kunau, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.
No services are planned at this time.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Dennis was born Sept. 19, 1952, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Lawrence Dewey and Irene Ruth West Kunau. He graduated from William (Billy) Mitchell High School in 1970 and attended Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie, where he received his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in ministry in 1977.
Dennis married Glenda Fern Gilder in 1974. From 1977 to 1984, both Dennis and Glenda taught in Christian schools and churches in Jacksonville, N.C., Security, Colo., Arlington, Mansfield, Midlothian, Red Oak and Waxahachie.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.
He is survived by his son, Christopher Ray Kunau; daughter Charity Faith Kunau Vasquez; sister Wanda Gay Kunau Whitman and husband, Shelton Dean; brother Monty Clay Kunau; and three grandchildren.

Kunau, Glenda Fern (Gilder)  | 1949-2018
Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
Glenda Fern Gilder Kunau, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
No services are planned at this time.
Glenda was born March 15, 1949, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was the second daughter born to Glenn and Fern Willhite Gilder and .
Glenda graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1967 and attended school at Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie from 1967 until 1971. While in college, she was a member of Who’s Who of American Junior Colleges and was a member of Harvesters Choir. Glenda was president of the Gold Jackets and wrote for the college newspaper, The Southwesterner.
She received her Associate of Arts in Education in 1969 and her Bachelor of Science in Christian Education in 1971. She married Dennis Ray Kunau in 1974.
From 1977 to 1984, she and her husband taught in Christian schools and churches in Jacksonville, N.C.; Security, Colo.; Arlington; Mansfield; Midlothian; Red Oak; and Waxahachie.
Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; and older sister, Charlotte Elain Gilder Falani.
She is survived by her husband; son Christopher Ray Kunau; daughter Charity Faith Kunau Vasquez; sisters Janice Marie Gilder Sillavan and husband, Jerry, of Nashville, Ark., and Roberta Jean Gilder Strawn and husband, Glen, of Jonesboro, Ark.; and three grandchildren.

Kurosky, Marion  | 1936-2017
Published Saturday, January 6, 2018

Marion Kurosky
Marion Kurosky, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Decatur.
Memorial service is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God, 420 South Blue Mound Road in Fort Worth, with Harley Martin officiating.
Marion was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Fort Worth and grew up on the Northside. As an adolescent, he attended J.P. Elder Middle School and Northside Assembly Of God. As a young man, Marion was a sharp dresser and loved to hang out at the Fort Worth Stockyards, Burger’s Lake and Casino Beach at Lake Worth.
He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes, and he loved classic gangster films and thrillers. Later in life, Marion became an avid music fan and loved to collect music memorabilia and attend concerts. He loved his family and friends, and he absolutely adored his mother. He was a down-to-earth, easy-going, fun-loving man who never met a stranger. Marion was a practical joker with a great sense of humor. He retired from Kurosky and Co. Sandblast and Painting, a company founded by his brother, Frank Jr.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. and Mary Hurst Kurosky.
He is survived by his wife Betty; sons David and wife, Lisa, and Michael and wife, Tonya; grandchildren Andrew, William, Paige and Stefanie; brother Frank Jr.; nephews Gary and Clifford; niece Pamela Rust; and best friend Bud Gardner.

Lacey, Robert James Frederick  | 1981-2018
Published Saturday, December 22, 2018

Robert James Frederick Lacey
Robert James Frederick Lacey, 37, of Boyd, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, after a short battle with cancer, in Boyd.
Graveside service was Dec. 21 at the Azleland Cemetery in Azle with Rev. Bill Gay officiating.
Pallbearers were Adam Adams, Jason Oran, Daniel Lacey, Colby Williams, Destin Lacey and Darryl Taylor.
Robert was born March 10, 1981, in Galion, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frederick and Rita Garner of Azle.
Robert is survived by his wife Randi Lacey; children Colby Williams, Daniel Lacey, Annabelle Lacey, Marli and Lani Lewis, Grace Lacey and Brantley Williams; grandmother Helena Metzger of Ohio; and parents Pam and Bobby Adams of Azle and Robert E. and Monica Lacey of Schertz.
He’s also survived by in-laws Eddie and Roxanne Williams of Odessa; sisters Crystal Lacey, Laisha Taylor and Holi Coleman; brothers Adam Adams and Jason Oran; brothers-in-law Steven Williams and Darryl Taylor; nieces Cierra and Danny Adams, Dixie Miller, Aria and Raylee Williams; nephews Destin Lacey, Zane Taylor, Dakota Miller, Dorian and Kylar Williams.

LaCour, Cora Davena (Kirkland) | 1943-2018
Published Saturday, November 24, 2018

Cora Davena LaCour
Cora Davena (Kirkland) LaCour, 74, of Slidell, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.
Funeral is noon Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Davis Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth is handling arrangements.
Cora Davena Kirkland was born Nov. 30, 1943, in Sand Springs, Okla., to Albert Pinkston and Ruth Agnes Kirkland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Wass; brothers Kenneth Kirkland, Keith Kirkland and Billy Wayne Kirkland; and sister Niece George.
She is survived by her sons, Billy Wayne Wass and Steven Scott Wass.

Lacourse, George E., Jr. | 1965-2018
Published Saturday, July 21, 2018

George E. Lacourse Jr.
George E. Lacourse Jr., 52, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Decatur after a long illness.
No services are planned at this time.
Jones Family Funeral home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
George was born Oct. 13, 1965, in Manchester, N.H., to George E. and Lucille T. (Croteau) Lacourse.
He relocated to Texas in 2004. He was a member of the Lion’s Club for many years.
George was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother, Lucille Schaechter, of Rhome; brother Marcel of Rhome; sister Lynne Stakelum and husband, Andrew, of St. Cloud, Fla.
Donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Lacourse, Marcel Paul  | 1966-2018
Published Saturday, September 15, 2018

Marcel Paul Lacourse
Marcel Paul Lacourse, 51, of Rhome, died Thursday, Sept 6, 2018.
No services are planned at this time.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Marcel was born Oct. 31, 1966, in Manchester, N.H., to George and Lucille Lacourse. He moved to Florida in 1991 and worked at Universal Studios in the accounting department. Marcel relocated to Texas in 2004.
He was preceded in death by his brother, George Lacourse Jr.
He is survived by his mother, Lucille Schaechter of Rhome; and sister Lynne Stakelum and husband, Andrew, of St. Cloud, Fla.
Memorial donations may be made to Wise County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 899, Decatur, TX 76234.

LaHue, Geneva M. (May)  | 1927-2018
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Geneva M. LaHue
Geneva M. LaHue, 90, of Paradise, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Bridgeport.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Geneva was born Sept. 17, 1927, in Norfork, Ark., to Charlie and Bettie (Patterson) May. She was a Baptist. She worked for the Sunshine Biscuit Co. in Kansas City, Kan. for more than 30 years. The company was later bought out by Kellogg.
Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis Elmer LaHue; two brothers; and five sisters.
She is survived by her son, Odis Sanders and wife, Marlene, of Paradise; brothers Fredrick May of Midway, Ark., and Richard May and wife, Ruby, of Jordan, Ark.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at stjude.org/give.

Lambert, Laquita Fern  | 1941-2018
Published Saturday, June 9, 2018

Laquita Fern Lambert
Laquita Fern Lambert, 76, of Decatur, died Sunday, June 6, 2018, in Decatur.
Private service to be planned at a later date.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Laquita was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Littlefield to Sam and Eula (Cox) Lambert. She was a retired beautician.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles Martin; and sister Dot Summerford.
She is survived by her sister Nelda Parrent of Decatur.

Lambert, William Lavell  | 1938-2018
Published Saturday, December 29, 2018

William Lavell Lambert
William Lavell Lambert, 80, of Boyd, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was Dec. 28 at First Baptist Church in Boyd with Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial followed in Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jim Lambert, Chuck Lambert, Tommy Lambert, David Lambert, Johnny Lambert, Robert Lambert, Tim Lambert and Steve Lambert.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd handled arrangements.
William was born March 2, 1938, in Decatur to Tom and Ida (Smith) Lambert. He married Inez “Marie” Baccus June 14, 1958, in Decatur. William retired from Cargill in Saginaw after 35 years as a purchasing agent. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Gilbert, Paul and T.H.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; son Michael Lambert of Boyd; daughter Brenda Baird and husband, Rusty, of New Hampshire; five grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Gray of Newark.

Lane, Alan Keith  | 1965-2018
Published Saturday, June 23, 2018

Alan Keith Lane
Alan Keith Lane, 52, died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 at First Baptist Church in Decatur with Larry Sims officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Keith was born July 31, 1965, in Sherman to Alan and Kay Lane. He went to school in Keller and graduated from Tarleton State University. Keith’s early years were spent raising Polled Hereford cattle, winning many awards as an FFA member at Keller High School. After graduating from Tarleton, he joined Abbott Laboratories as a pharmaceutical representative and in later years was a registered professional landman working as an independent petroleum landman for several oil companies.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie Misenhimer Lane; daughter Hannah Lane of Conway, Ark.; sons Landry Adams and fiancee, Brittany Cooper, of McKinney and Hayden Adams and wife, Theresa, of Spring; two grandchildren; his parents; sister Dainya Gaye Park and husband, Randal, of Decatur; and brother Bryan Kent Lane of Keller.
Donations may be made to Patriot Paws Service Dogs, 254 Ranch Trail, Rockwall, TX 75032 or American Arthritis Foundation in Dallas, 1349 Empire Central Drive, Suite 240, Dallas, TX 75247.

Leal, Lydia O.  | 1946-2018
Published Saturday, September 29, 2018

Lydia O. Leal
Lydia O. Leal, 72, of Rhome, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
Funeral was Sept. 25 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Art Casias officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Humberto Leal, Adrian Leal, Brandon Valdez, Greyson Valdez, Eleno Leal and Elian Leal.
Lydia was born Jan. 18, 1946. She was a native of Monterrey, Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; a sister; and grandson Humberto Alejandro Leal.
Lydia is survived by her husband of 48 years, Humberto Leal of Rhome; daughters Fabiola Valdez and husband, Jesus, of Rhome and Xochitl Czechowicz and husband, Bradley, of Justin; sons Humberto of Denton and Adrian Leal and wife, Delia, of Donna; 10 grandchildren; sisters Isabel, Amelia, Agustina and Dora, all of Mexico; and brothers Jesus and Joel, both of Mexico.

LeFors, Bernie F.  | 1926-2018
Published Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bernie F. LeFors
Bernie F. LeFors, 91, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Tulsa, Okla.
Funeral was Sept. 13 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with Fred Raney officiating. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jacob Key, Jeremiah Williams, Alan LeFors and David LeFors.
Bernie was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Boyd to Floyd and Cleo (Richardson) LeFors. He married Hazel Juanita Green Jan. 17, 1948, in Tarrant County. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Following the war, Bernie worked in aircraft production, including 35 years with Lockheed.
In retirement, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America at the council level and earned the Silver Beaver Award. He was also a board member of the American Red Cross.
Bernie was preceded in death by his wife; and his parents.
He is survived by his sons, Alan LeFors of Broken Arrow, Okla., and David LeFors and wife, Carla, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; daughter Gigi Williams and husband, John, of Melbourne, Fla.; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

Lester, Anne (Coleman)  | 1934-2018
Published Saturday, September 15, 2018

Anne Lester
Anne Lester, 84, of Slidell/Greenwood, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Greenwood Baptist Church with Tracy Epting officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Baptist Church.
Pallbearers are Bregg Reedy, William Reedy, Landon McCasland, Chance McCasland, Chris Fletcher and Eric Fletcher.
Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Lester and Dylan Lester.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Anne was born March 21, 1934, in Caddo Mills to Tom and Thelma (Skipworth) Coleman. She married Billy Lester April 28, 1961, in Dallas. Anne retired from the state school as a filing clerk. She was a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years; daughters Rene Jacoby and husband, Randy, of Justin and Millie Reedy and husband, Ken, of Denton; son Michael Lester and wife, Kim, of High Point, N.C.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Lipsey, Garland Ray, Jr. | 1937-2018
Published Saturday, September 22, 2018

Garland Ray Lipsey Jr.
Garland Ray Lipsey Jr., 81, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was Sept. 21 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Rick Ross and Mark Duncum officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jim Bob Hampton, Joe Harding, David Lipsey Jr., Josh Lipsey, Brent Duggar and Trey Fernihough.
Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Brown, J.L. Heasteande and Carl Fennell.
Garland was born Aug. 4, 1937, in Decatur to Garland “Buck” Sr. and Velma (Bennett) Lipsey. He married Wyvonne Kemp June 30, 1955, in Decatur. Garland was a retired owner/operator of an excavation company and was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ. Garland was self-employed most of his life, operating bulldozers, maintainers, backhoes and other equipment. He did asphalt paving and concrete work and later raised cattle and hay. He could do plumbing and electrical work, and actually built his last home from the slab up. Years ago, he learned to fly and owned a small plane.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Lanelle Lipsey; and brother James Lipsey.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years; son David Lipsey of Graham; daughters Laurie Lipsey of Bryan and Sherri Harding and husband, Joe, of Mineola; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother Richard Lipsey of Garland.
Memorial donations may be made to Cook Children’s Medical Center or Solaris Hospice.

Little, Charles L. | 1933-2018
Published Saturday, December 8, 2018

Charles L. Little
Charles L. Little, 85, of Hemphill, formerly of Houston, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Hemphill.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Tom Mosley officiating. A reception will be held following the service at Yesterday’s.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Scotty Ferrier, Ricky Hughes and Dustin Rainwater.
“Charley” was born March 28, 1933, in Abilene to Leonard and Theo Little. He married Ruth Ferrier in Abilene in 1953. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army before starting his career. Charley had a 34-year career with Shell Oil Co. He began as a roustabout and retired as production superintendent of the Onshore Division in Houston. He then became the vice president of production for Greenhill Petroleum Corp.
Charley was preceded in death by his son, Dan Little.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years; daughters Charla Little, Christy McNinch and husband, Andy and Robin Little; son Mark Little; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Joann Gregory and husband, Marshall and Nona Mosley and husband, Tom.

Livengood, D’nise  | 1955-2018
Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
D’nise Livengood, 63, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
D’nise was born June 19, 1955, in Newport, R.I., to James Allison and Dorothy Theresa (McCann) Livengood.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers James Denver Livengood and Robert Scott Livengood.
She is survived by her brothers, Michael Livengood and wife, Yvonne, of Roanoke and Russ Livengood and wife, Dawn, of New Windsor, N.Y.

Livengood, John Thomas, Jr.  | 1926-2018
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018

John Thomas Livengood Jr.
John Thomas Livengood Jr., 91, of Rhome died Friday, April 20, 2018.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Rhome Church of Christ with burial at Aurora Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
John was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Paradise to John and Leola (Coffman) Livengood. He was a lifelong member of the Rhome Church of Christ where he served as both a Bible school teacher and elder.
He was a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in Guam. He graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and was a design engineer for General Dynamics for 41 years. John retired in 1992.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou (Slay) Livengood; daughter Molly (Livengood) Carter; brother Zollie Livengood; and sisters Thelma Young and Peggy Baker.
John is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Coffman Livengood; daughter Annie Livengood Watkins and husband, Brent; stepsons Scott Coffman and wife, Patricia, Steven Coffman and wife, Catherine, and Bruce Coffman and wife, Kerry; son-in-law Randy Carter and wife, Janice; and 10 grandchildren.

Long, Carol (Pitkin)
Published Saturday, September 29, 2018

Carol Jean Pitkin Long
Carol Jean Pitkin Long, 78, of Justin, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Justin.
Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 500 W. Bonds Ranch Rd., in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Thurmond-Fairview Cemetery, 969 FM 407, in New Fairview.
Visitation is at the church 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Jones Family Funeral Home of Decatur is handling arrangements.
Carol was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Logan, Utah, to Leonard Rex and Lucille Lucherini Pitkin. She grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from South High School. She married James Edward Long May 6, 1961.
Carol was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had been a church organist since she was 16.
Carol and Jim moved often in the early years of their marriage, living in Portales, N.M., Los Alamos, N.M., and Las Vegas, Nev., before moving to Carrollton in 1973, where they raised their children. In 2002, Carol retired, and they moved to Justin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Gordon Pitkin and Clyde Pitkin; and grandson Karl Andrew Long.
Carol is survived by her husband; children Kim Miller and husband, Wayne, of Justin, Debbie Lands and husband, Luke, of Castle Pines, Colo., Kevin Long and wife, Robyn, of Brentwood, Tenn., and Jeff Long and wife, Jackie, of Haslet; and sisters Linda Hargis and husband, Bill, of West Jordan, Utah, and Joyce Pitkin of Dallas.
She is also survived by sisters-in-law Lynne Pitkin of West Jordan, Alice Eppers of Roswell, N.M., Mary Curtis and husband, Bob, of Las Cruces, N.M., and Dorothy Hellums and husband, Bill, of Roswell; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be made to Just for J Inc. (justforj.com), LDS Philanthropies-Humanitarian Aid Fund (Ldsphilanthropies.org) or a charity of choice.

Long, Joe  | 1935-2018
Published Saturday, March 17, 2018

Joe Long
Joe Long, 83, of Bridgeport, died Friday, March 16, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Johnny Mack officiating. Burial is 11 a.m. Friday at Roscoe Cemetery in Roscoe. The family will gather at La Quinta Inn and Suites in Bridgeport in the banquet hall for food and fellowship directly after the service.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Joe was born March 13, 1935, in Knott to Joe Robert and Woodie Mae (Brown) Long. He married Johanna Roberts Nov. 16, 1989, in Paradise. Joe was a longtime resident of Bridgeport and a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on both the USS Hancock and the USS Severn. He also received the Purple Heart during his time of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, triplets Roy, Coy and Joy Long, Otho Long and Wanda Montgomery; son Henry Walton; and his first wife, Martha Simmons.
Joe is survived by his wife; his sons, Lynn Long and wife, Jasylyn, of Springtown, Steven Long of Poolville, John Henry Long of Weatherford and Tim Walton of Crane; daughter Heather Long of Bridgeport; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers Glenn Lewis Long and wife, Lenora, of Brownwood, Johnny Mack Long and wife, Vicki, of Harper and Billy Bob Long and wife, Becky, of Ranger.

Lopez, Barbara Ann (Miller)  | 1961-2018
Published Saturday, March 24, 2018
Barbara Ann Miller Lopez, 56, of Rhome, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Pentecostal Temple of Jesus Christ in Fort Worth with the Rev. Ruby Helton officiating.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Miller; and daughter Erica Janea Evans.
She is survived by her mother, Emma Jane Miller; son James Eric Evans; sisters Brenda Sharlow and Lisa Davis; grandmother Josie Hatchcock; and four grandchildren.

Lopez, Gloria (Garcia)  | 1947-2018
Published Saturday, March 3, 2018

Gloria Garcia Lopez
Gloria Garcia Lopez, 70, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Dallas.
Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Deacon Art Casias officiating. Gloria was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Mathis to Mike and Irene (Casarez) Garcia. She married Faustino Lopez Sept. 26, 1979.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother; and her sister.
She is survived by her sons, Ruben Fabela and wife, Paula, of Little Elm, Rene Fabela and Roland Fabela of Decatur, Juan Fabela and wife, Ashton, of Paradise and Robert Fabela of Benbrook; daughter Roseanna Lopez-Casares and husband, Ben, of Benbrook; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister Maria Elva Garza of Jacksboro; and brother David Garcia of Benbrook.

Lovell, Gordon L. | 1920-2018
Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Gordon L. Lovell
Gordon L. Lovell, 98, of Decatur, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Gordon was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Commerce to Earl and Mattye (Monday) Lovell. He married Peggy Faye Taylor July 2, 1941, in Lubbock. Gordon was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. He served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. Gordon was a member of the Wise County Veteran’s Group.
He was preceded in death by his wife; and two brothers.
He is survived by his sons, Donald Lovell and wife, Lynn, of Utah, and Gary Lovell of Decatur; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Lynch, Imogene (Ray)  | 1918-2018
Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Imogene Ray Lynch

Imogene Ray Lynch, 100, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was Feb. 6, at the Forestburg Baptist Church with Pastors Micah Caswell and Tim Neely officiating. Burial followed at the New Harp Cemetery in Forestburg.
White Family Funeral Home in Bowie handled arrangements.
Imogene was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Forestburg to Dave and Nellie (Moss) Ray. She married Glen Lynch June 2, 1934, in Ryan, Okla. She enjoyed family gatherings, singing and dancing, tending to her rent houses and mowing her yard.
Imogene was a member of the Forestburg Baptist Church and in 1957 was involved with leading the singing, as well as teaching a junior boys Bible class.
In 2007, she was the grand marshal at the Forestburg Watermelon Festival, which exemplified the true spirit of that year’s theme “Celebrating Farming and Ranching.”
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; daughter Peggy Lynch; and great-great-granddaughter Evany Barragan.
Imogene is survived by her sons, Doyle Lynch and wife, Virgina, and Gordy Lynch and wife, Denna, all of Forestburg; six granddaughters; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren with two on the way; sister Frances Caswell of Bowie; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Harp Cemetery, 745 Lanier Rd., Forestburg, TX 76239 or the Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department, 261 Gainesville St., Forestburg, TX 76239.

Lyon, Derrel Eugene  |
Published Saturday, November 3, 2018

Derrel Eugene Lyon
Derrel Eugene Lyon, 82, of Chico, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Denton.
Memorial service was Oct. 31 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Rick White officiating.
Derrel was born Nov. 6, 1935, in Vernon to William and Mary (Merrifield) Lyon. As a child, he delivered the weekly newspaper and was known as the Pony Express in Chico. He worked in oilfield construction for most of his adult life.
Derrel was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Ozelle Nena Gall.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee “Ginni” (Humbert) Lyon of Chico; son Jimmy Lyon of Orange; daughters Teresa Heth of Bay City, Tereana Ottis and husband, Paul, of Bay City and Billie Slusher and husband, Robert, of Edna; stepsons Rick White and wife, Leea, of Rhome, Gary White and wife, Teresa, of Keller, Gregg White and wife, Cheryl, of Southlake and Todd White and wife, Vicki, of Austin; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Maddux, Glenn W.  | 1943-2018
Published Saturday, February 10, 2018

Glenn W. Maddux

Glenn W. Maddux, 74, of Paradise, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Decatur.
Service was Feb. 9 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Phillip Weitner officiating. Burial followed at Jim Ned Cemetery in Runaway Bay.
Pallbearers were C.W. Deering, Gary Deering, Brandon Gregory, J.W. Byers, R.J. Walton and Kenneth Smith.
Glenn was born Feb. 16, 1943, in Jacksboro to Woodroe and Bertie (Stockman) Maddux. After serving in the U.S. Army, he spent his career as a heavy equipment operator.
He was preceded in death by his parents; children Glenn W. Maddux Jr., Debera Ray, and baby Maddux; and sisters Mary Deering, Marie Puckett and Linda Byers.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda (Fenley) Maddux; son Kenneth Smith; daughters Tina Gregory and Tammy Smith; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members.

Magee, David Keith  | 1957-2018
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018

David Keith Magee
David Keith Magee, 60, of Wharton died Friday, March 9, 2018.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.
Keith was born July 6, 1957, in Gainesville to Edward Franklin and Leita Mary (Betancourt) Magee. Keith graduated Gainesville High School and the University of Texas School of Journalism. He worked at several newspapers throughout Texas, including serving as editor of the Wise County Messenger from 1991 to 1994. Most recently he was the managing editor at the Wharton Journal-Spector in Wharton.
Keith was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother, sister Debbie Floyd, nephew Matt Burkholder and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his Schnauzer and companion Buddy.
In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, 2501 N. Weaver, Gainesville, Texas 76240.

Mahan, Harold Don, Jr. | 1944-2018
Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
Harold Don Mahan Jr., 74, of Bridgeport, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Bridgeport.
No services are planned at this time.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Don was born Jan. 24, 1944, in Houston to Harold Don Mahan Sr. and his wife. Don worked as an aircraft mechanic in the military. After his retirement from the U.S. Navy, his career was spent as an electrician.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Don is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dorothy Mahan of Bridgeport.

Mann, Jack Truett  | 1942-2018
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Jack Truett Mann
Jack Truett Mann, 75, of Bridgeport, died Friday, July 27, 2018, in Decatur.
A service was held July 31 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport handled arrangements.
Jack was born July 31, 1942, in Bridgeport to W.J. and Ovella Mann.
Jack attended the University of Texas A&M and worked as a dairy farmer and carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, JoAnn Mann; sons William and wife, Darla, Gary and wife, Deborah, and Charlie and wife, Anndra; daughter Lori Cox and husband, Scott; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and siblings Ann Nimmo and Carlos Mann.

Mann, June Lavell (Roberson) | 1931-2018
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018

June Lavell Mann
June Lavell Mann, 87, of Decatur, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was Dec. 3 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Dr. Van Gardner officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers included James Davidson, Landon Banks, Greg Arrington, Lonnie Roberson, Ronnie Roberson and Larry Roberson.
Lavell was born May 14, 1931, in Fort Worth to William Lon and Bertha Ardella (Whetsell) Roberson. She married Billy Joe Mann Sept. 6, 1948, in Decatur. The couple moved back to Decatur when Bill retired from the U.S. Air Force. They owned and operated the M&M Food Mart from 1970 to 1987. She joined the Order of the Eastern Star while her husband was stationed in Germany in 1965. Lavell became a member of Decatur of Eastern Star No. 543 and Boyd No. 897, and received her 50-year pin in 2016. Lavell was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years.
She is survived by her son, Rick Mann and wife, Claire, of Friendswood; four grandchildren; sister Marcine Rebstock of Lewisville; and sister-in-law Linda Roberson of Sherwood, Ark.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 600 South Trinity, Decatur, TX 76234.

Marney, Marita Mae (Plumlee)  |
Published Saturday, June 16, 2018

Marita Mae Marney
Marita Mae Marney, 84, of Bridgeport, died Monday, June 11, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Service is 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with Gene Oyler and the Rev. Jack McBride officiating. A private burial will be at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Pallbearers are Michael McComis, Jordan Logan, Elisha Marney, Jared McComis, Gideon Logan, Reagan Marney, Joseph Marney and Nathan Graves.
Honorary pallbearers are Aaron Logan, Nolan Graves, Nevan Graves and Benjamin Marney.
Marita was born Oct. 14, 1933, in Dennis to William Earnest and Opal Lorraine (Hatton) Plumlee. She married Bill Marney Dec. 30, 1950, in Hope, Ark. They were married more than 67 years.
Marita was a self-taught artist, sound technician, interior designer, political activist, cook and baker, as well as a business owner. Marita and Bill were founding members of the Wise County Republican Party. She also was a founding member of the Bridgeport Art Club.
Bill and Marita were members of The Glory Express, a southern gospel singing group where she learned how to run the sound board as they traveled the country. The Glory Express members were heavily involved in the Mommas and Poppas variety show tradition to raise money for the Bridgeport Band Boosters. Marita and Bill were camp counselors at Falls Creek Baptist Camp, and she taught art classes and had an interior design business. She also taught school at Christian Heritage School at Faith Temple Church.
Marita was preceded in death by her parents; brothers FH, Billy Wayne and Adrian; sister Barbara June; and granddaughters Emily Logan and Neely Graves.
She is survived by her husband; daughters Carolyn McComis and husband, Keith, Toni Logan and husband, Brad, and Teresa Graves and husband, Greg, all of Bridgeport; sons Scott Marney of Lewisville and Eric Marney and wife, Shannon, of Boyd; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Peggy Hartsell and husband, Tommy, of Nocona; and brother Sherrian Plumlee of Bridgeport.
Donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.

Martin, Charles Orla  | 1931-2018
Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Charles Orla Martin
Charles Orla Martin, 86, of Slidell, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Denton.
Graveside service was Jan. 8 at Slidell Cemetery.
Coker Funeral Home in Sanger handled arrangements.
Charles was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Lansing, Mich., to Guy William and Viva Marie (Pollok) Martin. He married Elizabeth Bartleson Murdoch May 14, 1955, in Lansing, and they were married almost 55 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Charles drove a truck for various companies, over a span of 47 years, covering east of the Mississippi and into Canada.
Charles loved his family and living life. He enjoyed driving to the Denton Senior Center and being part of the activities there.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and sister Rose Ribby.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Rose Escamilla of Colorado, Virginia Rowland of Decatur and Rebecca Kay Irving of Decatur; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Martin, Johnny Mack  | 1951-2018
Published Saturday, April 7, 2018

Johnny Mack Martin
Johnny Mack Martin, 67, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Funeral was Friday, April 6, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Carl Kaker officiating. Burial followed in Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Roy Rogers, Dusty Rogers, Chuck Reed, Danny Martin, David Cole and Rusty Rice.
Johnny Mack was born March 15, 1951, in Bridgeport to RV and Lucille (Setser) Martin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his daughter Leah Sellers and husband, Scott, of Loop; son Brandy Provence of Odessa; daughter Julie Provence Spurck and husband, Bob, of Georgetown; nine grandchildren; brother Danny Martin and wife, Pearl, of Azle; and sister Sissy Rogers and husband, Roy, of Gustine.

Martin, Ruby Mae (Rich)  | 1940-2018
Published Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ruby Mae Martin
Ruby Mae Martin, 78, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Funeral was Oct. 18 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Demmitt officiating. Burial followed at Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers were grandsons Ethan Coursey, Ian Coursey, Billy Martin, Cody Martin, Eric Bruce and Zackery Sparks.
Ruby was born May 13, 1940, in Paradise to Dalton Edward and Annie Mae (Tipps) Rich. She was a 1958 graduate of Chico High School and married Billy Jack Martin of Bridgeport on July 3, 1958. Ruby was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
She is survived by her children, Billy Edward Martin and wife, Kerrie, Rickey Martin, and Darla Coursey and husband, Lee, all of Bridgeport; brothers D. Edward Rich, Joe Lynn Rich and Curtis Ralph Rich; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mathis, Samuel Thomas ‘Tom’, Jr. | 1954-2018
Published Saturday, July 14, 2018

Samuel Thomas Mathis Jr.
Samuel Thomas “Tom” Mathis Jr., 63, of Paradise, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Decatur.
A celebration of life will be 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Mathis residence in Paradise.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Betty Mathis and grandson Bryson Mathis.
Tom is survived by his wife of 40 years, Trina Mathis; daughters Kayla and husband, Zac, and Holly and husband, Bobby; and four grandchildren.

Mauldin, Billy Wayne, Sr.  | 1944-2018
Published Saturday, October 6, 2018

Billy Wayne Mauldin Sr.
Billy Wayne Mauldin Sr., 74, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.
Memorial is private, please contact the family for information. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in Hemphill.
Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown is handling arrangements.
Billy was born Sept. 15, 1944, in Crawfordville to Marcell Fleming and Edith Elaine Gibson Mauldin. Billy served in the Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Elizabeth Randell; sister Connie Wooten; and brother Donald Ray Mauldin.
He is survived by his wife, Gail LaComb Mauldin; children LaWasia Cox and husband, Brent, Billy Mauldin Jr. and wife, Judy, Crystal Jackson and husband, Leroy, and Tina Landry and husband, Terance; sisters Melba Brown and Adlene Huffman; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mayo, Robert James ‘Bob’ | 1944-2018
Published Saturday, June 2, 2018

Robert James Mayo
Robert “Bob” James Mayo, 73, died Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. June 9, at Village Meadows Baptist Church in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. June 8, at Hatfield’s Funeral Home in Sierra Vista.
Robert was born June 15, 1944, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Charles and Bernice (Haynes) Mayo.
Bob attended high school in Grinnell and was an Iowa state champion wrestler. Bob received a wrestling scholarship to attend college. After one year of college, he found his true calling in professional rodeo. Bob was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for nearly 15 years, competing in bareback bronco riding events. During his time in the professional rodeo circuit, Bob amassed a number of wins and had some of his best years between 1966 and 1971. He finished third in the National Finals Rodeo in ’67 and ’68. In 2011, Bob was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame along with his brother Paul. Bob lived most of his life in various parts of Texas before finally settling just outside of Dallas-Fort Worth where he lived for 25 years. In 2017 Bob and his wife, Eva, moved to Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents; and sister Delores.
He is survived by his wife; brothers Paul, Don and Roger Mayo; children Tim Eastep and wife, Jill, Tom Eastep and wife, Vanessa, Terry Eastep, Mary Gilstrap and husband, Gus, Dawn Wilson and husband, Randy, Beau Mayo and wife, Laura, and Leslie Mayo and wife, Tammy; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made on behalf of Robert Mayo to Village Meadows Baptist Church Sonshiners Senior Group, 1407 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635.

McCallum, Darla Jean (Robinson) | 1939-2018
Published Saturday, November 17, 2018

Darla Jean McCallum
Darla Jean McCallum, 79, of Boyd, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur with Rev. Mark Autry officiating.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd.
Darla was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Fort Worth to Clifford and Bernie (Tranthum) Robinson. She was a retired Boyd school teacher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Tifanie Perkins; and brother Michael Lee Wooley.
She is survived by her children, Scott Tallman of Boyd, Stephanie Perkins of Rhome, Eric Tallman and wife, Carole, of Abilene, Shelly Huddleston and husband, Danny Mac, of Alba and Richard McCallum of Alba; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Larry Robinson and wife, Marie, of California; and sister Shari Mosier and husband, Dan Morrow, of Pahrump, Nev.

McClanahan, Lillie Mae (Shrum)  | 1941-2018
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lillie Mae McClanahan
Lillie Mae McClanahan, 76, of Chico, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.
Service is pending at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown.
Lillie was born June 8, 1941, to Alvin and Bertha Shrum.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Kennith Shrum; and sister Ruby Payne.
She is survived by her sons, Clifford McClanahan, Sam McClanahan, Bruce McClanahan, Randy McClanahan and Christopher McClanahan; daughters Jeffie Hoffmann and Donna Walker; brothers Benny Shrum and Bobby Shrum; sisters Francis Hardin, Linda Shrum/McAlpin, Wanda Shoemaker and Faye Patterson; 23 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.

McCleskey, Cecil  | 1944-2018
Published Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cecil McCleskey
Cecil McCleskey, 74, of Newark, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Azle.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with William Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Jay Killough, Mark Killough, Clifford Killough, Keith McCleskey, Leonard McCleskey Jr, Clayton Hall and Robert Sanders.
Cecil was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Lubbock to Paul and Myrtle (Hullum) McCleskey. He married Bernadine Tarlton June 1, 1973, in Lubbock. Cecil served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Newark Fire Department for many years. He was a retired carpenter.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 41 years.
He is survived by his sons, William, Allen and Steven Myers; daughter Kathy Myers; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include brothers Leonard McCleskey and wife, Paula, of Newark and Paul McCleskey and wife, Linda, of Haslet; and sister Barbara Killough of Newark.

McClung, Stanley Lynn  | 1939-2018
Published Saturday, April 21, 2018

Stanley Lynn McClung
Stanley Lynn McClung, 78, formerly of Alvord, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Lancaster, Calif.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Pleasant Grove No. 3 Cemetery in Chico.
Lynn was born Oct. 23, 1939, in Happy. He was the youngest of three children born to E.H. and Pearl McClung. He grew up in Oklahoma, graduated from Retrop High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Lynn was a coach and wood shop teacher in Kansas and Oklahoma before moving to California. He coached baseball at Rubidoux High School in Riverside and moved to the Antelope Valley in 1971. He taught at Palmdale High School and coached golf, basketball, baseball, football and tennis, retiring in 2002.
A longtime referee and official, he then became a rules official for golf events at all levels including NCAA, SCGA and LPGA.
Lynn is survived by his children, Vicky (Michael) Vogel, Sandy Rodriguez and Stan (Michelle) McClung; seven grandchildren; and sister Eueline Sharp.
Donations may be made to the Lynn McClung Memorial Scholarship at Palmdale High School, Attn: A. Hefter or D. DiMeglio, 2137 E. Ave. R, Palmdale, CA, 93550.

McClure, Lawanna  | 1932-2018
Published Saturday, May 5, 2018

Lawanna McClure
Lawanna McClure, 86, of Decatur, died Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Funeral was April 30 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, and burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Lawanna was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Alvord. She married Sam McClure May 15, 1954, in Weatherford. Lawanna ran a daycare from her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son Keith McClure.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years; daughter Kathy Campbell; two grandchildren; and brother Wade Hancock.

McCollum, Ashley Rosa  | 1986-2018
Published Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ashley Rosa McCollum
Ashley Rosa McCollum, 32, of Justin, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. William Brooks officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
Ashley was born on April 7, 1986, in Fort Worth. She was an employee of Bass Pro Shop.
She is survived by her son, Jacob Austin Brown of Grapevine; parents Robert Wayne and Melinda Gail McCollum of Justin; sisters Melisha Ashton of Justin and Lacy English and husband, Brandon, of Aspermont; brothers Travis Martin of Aspermont, Scott McCollum, Brandon McCollum, Chris McCollum and Shawn McCollum, all of Justin and Austin McCollum of Kalispell, Mont.; two very special nieces, Kammi and Kylee Ashton and several other nieces and nephews; her mother, Cheryl Menard of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandparents James and Gwen McCollum of Sanger and Gerald Wester of Richardson; her boyfriend, Bret Kiser and his daughter, Madison Kiser, of Flower Mound.

McConnell, Corky  | 1940-2018
Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Corky McConnell
Corky McConnell, 78, of Decatur, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service is 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.
Corky was born Nov. 25, 1940, in Little Rock, Ark., to Reed and Juanita McConnell. He was a retired accountant. Corky served in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Jeanie McConnell.
He is survived by his daughters, Marilyn Belew of Decatur and Nancy McConnell of Boston, Mass.; two grandchildren; and brother Michael McConnell of Corinth.

McConnell, Denny  | 1966-2018
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Denny McConnell
Denny McConnell, 51, of Boyd, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with Phillip Weitner officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.
Denny was born Dec. 22, 1966, in Heidelberg, Germany, to Don and Linda (Lowery) McConnell. He was a glazier contractor.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his son, Garrett McConnell; daughter Avery McConnell; his father; and brother Darrin McConnell.

McCoy, Idellian  | 1941-2018
Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Idellian McCoy, 76, of Alvord, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Alvord.
Graveside service was Oct. 16 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Idellian was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Anna to Garland and Hazel Marie (Davis) Mantooth. She married Mike McCoy April 26, 1958, in Irving.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son Mike D. McCoy; and brother L.G. Mantooth.
She is survived by her son, Joe McCoy and Suzie of Bowie; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister Shirley Byers and husband, David, of Alvord.

McCullough, William Alexander, Jr. | 1931-2018
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

William Alexander McCullough Jr.
William Alexander McCullough Jr., 86, of Rhome, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial will follow at 2:15 p.m. at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the funeral home.
William served 21 years in the Air Force. He retired from Southwest Airlines.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores McCullough; son Alexander McCullough and wife, Jessica; and three granddaughters.

McGaha, Louis Earl ‘Mac’ | 1928-2018
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Louis Earl McGaha
Louis “Mac” Earl McGaha, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at home.
Memorial will be private.
Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mac was born July 21, 1928, in Fort Worth to Wayne Davis and Alma Berry McGaha. Mac served in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired after 22 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; stepsons James Hayes and wife, Andrea, Jeremy Davis and wife, Heather, and Justin Fairrell; daughter Michelle Goodwin and husband, Bob; son, Michael McGaha; and two grandchildren.

McGilvray, James Leroy, Jr. | 1959-2018
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018

James Leroy McGilvray Jr.
James Leroy McGilvray Jr., 59, of Boyd, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial service is 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Boyd Church of Christ.
James was born April 1, 1959, in Fort Worth to James Leroy Sr. and Patricia (Thomas) McGilvray. He was a member of the Boyd Church of Christ. He was a cattle rancher.
He is survived by his sons, James William McGilvray and wife, Heather, of Boyd and Seth McGilvray and wife, Catie, of Arlington; daughter Katheryn Hinze and husband, Greg, of Conroe; four grandchildren; brothers Clay McGilvray and wife, Diane and Jesse McGilvray and wife, Karla; sister Annette Davidson and husband, Tony; and his parents.

McGrady, Joyce Eileen (Johnson)  | 1935-2018
Published Saturday, December 15, 2018

Joyce Eileen McGrady
Joyce Eileen McGrady, 83, of Boyd, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was Dec. 14 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial followed in Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Martin Zeigler, Jacob Slater, Nathan Nadeau, Maxwell Slater and Samuel Keto.
Joyce was born May 19, 1935, in Moline, Ill., to Raynald and Veryl (McCollison) Johnson. She married William McGrady. Joyce retired as a real estate broker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Dean Zeigler; second husband David Ralph Willits; third husband William McGrady; fourth husband Rudell Strickland; and sister Sandy Raine.
She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Slater and husband, Gregory, of Tucson, Ariz., and Carla Patterson and husband, John, of Corpus Christi; son Martin Zeigler and wife, Vanessa, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

McGuire, Thomas Francis  | 1946-2018
Published Saturday, May 19, 2018

Thomas Francis McGuire
Thomas Francis McGuire, 71, died Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Memorial service is 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
Thomas was born Oct. 9, 1946, in Coshocton, Ohio, to Samuel Thomas and Gertrude White McGuire.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his son, Timmy McGuire and wife, DeEtte; sisters Sandra Wells and husband, John, and Donna Cahill and husband, Michael; and three granddaughters.

McIntire, Amy Nicole  | 1973-2018
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Amy Nicole McIntire
Amy Nicole McIntire, 44, of Bells, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Sherman.
Memorial service was Aug. 26 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.
Amy was born May 15, 1973.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Modena Roberts of Decatur and Johnny Barclay of Alvord.
She is survived by her husband, Rex McIntire; sons Jordan and Jeremy Lingle of Alvord; mother Shirley Stewart of Decatur; father Larry Barclay and wife, Judy, of Forestburg; grandmother Bobbye Barclay of Alvord; sister Kellye Souther and husband, Danny, of Alvord; and brothers Kenny Lynn of Bridgeport and Tommy Souther of Keller.

McLinsky, Ray Frank  | 1945-2018
Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ray Frank McLinsky
Ray Frank McLinsky, 73, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Bowie.
Graveside service was Nov. 6 at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
White Family Funeral Home in Bowie handled arrangements.
Ray was born July 10, 1945, in Bonham to Frank and Lois (Caldwell) McLinsky. He graduated from Denison High School in 1964. Ray was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. He worked for Pac-A-Sac in Bowie, then later in Chico as the store’s manager.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Ray is survived by his children, Ray McLinsky Jr. and wife, Erin, of Wichita, Kan., David McLinsky and wife, Amye, of Colorado Springs, Colo., John McLinsky of Lamesa and Raenell McLinsky of Bowie; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother; and sister Kay Shaw and husband, Harry, of Bowie.

McMahan, Bonnie (Branam)  | 1971-2018
Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bonnie Branam-McMahan
Bonnie Branam-McMahan, 47, of Fort Worth, died Friday, March 23, 2018, of cancer.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Oak Knoll Chapel in Springtown.
Martin Thompson and Son Funeral Home in Fort Worth is handling arrangements.
Bonnie was born Jan. 1, 1971, in Fort Worth to Betty and Jody Branam. She graduated Sam Rayburn High School in 1990 and obtained some college credit. She married John McMahan March 4, 1994. They had three children together. She was a production supervisor at Cadcuts.
Bonnie is survived by her parents; her husband; children Lacey, Travis and James; and sister Connie.

McMorris, Harry Eugene, Sr. ‘Mac’ | 1935-2018
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Harry Eugene McMorris Sr.
Harry Eugene “Mac” McMorris Sr., 83, of Justin, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Denton, due to complications associated with dementia.
No services are planned.
Denton Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arragnements.
Mac was born March 25, 1935, in Albany, La., to Thomas Allen and Margaret Louise McMorris. He was a retired cement contractor. He served in the Marines and was in the Korean War. He met and married Lorene Davis in 1955.
Mac was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years.
He is survived by his sons, Harry E. McMorris Jr. and Darrel E. McMorris, both of Justin; daughter Leona L. McMorris McKinley of Decatur; brother Jimmy McMorris of Denim Springs, La.; sister Doobie McMorris of Louisiana; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

McNabb, Douglas Ray  | 1945-2018
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Douglas Ray McNabb
Douglas Ray McNabb, 72, of Chico, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Chico.
Douglas was born April 25, 1945, in Albuquerque, N.M. to Millard and Sue (Hodges) McNabb.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his son, Brent McNabb and wife, Debra, of Chico; daughter Cynthia McNabb; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers Clayton McNabb, Robert McNabb, Terry McNabb and Wayne McNabb, all of New Mexico; and sister Beryl “Dean” Ramos.

McRae, Bill  | 1944-2018
Published Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bill McRae
Bill McRae, 74, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Willow Point Cemetery with the Rev. Josh Richards officiating.
Pallbearers are Tr Rutledge, Tristan Rix, Jake Moody, Christopher Cabell, Brian Taylor and Paul Cochran.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Bill was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Oklahoma City to Deryl A. and Nita McRae. He married Rhonda Lynn Crawley Dec. 18, 1987, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Cornerstone Community Church in Springtown. He was a rancher and a Gold Star Father.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Cpl. James Heath McRae; and brother Charles McRae.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years; daughters Amy Hogan of Springtown, Misty Rix of Springtown, Michelle Broome of Springtown and Rena Frizell of Dallas; and five grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Willow Point Cemetery Association, 12101 FM 2210, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Miller, Edward E.  | 1951-2018
Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Edward E. Miller
Edward E. Miller, 66, of Decatur, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Decatur.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Edward was born June 1, 1951, in Colville, Wash., to Darryl and Floribelle (Dunwoodie) Miller. He married Judi Whitecotton-Teller July 21, 1990, in Deer Park, Wash. Edward and Judi moved to Decatur after 20 years in Redmond, Ore. He loved his family and being a grandpa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Edward is survived by his wife of 27 years; sons Brandon Miller and wife, Tammy, of Idaho and Scott Miller and wife, Shannon, of Washington; daughters Trina Zais and husband, Roger, of Decatur and Tracie Howe of Washington; grandchildren Zachary, Alyssa, Jacob, Jared, Autumn, Mason, Janie, Dakota, Patti and Landon; and numerous family and friends.

Mitchell, Evelyn (Crain)  | 1925-2018
Published Saturday, April 21, 2018

Evelyn Mitchell
Evelyn Mitchell, 92 of Decatur, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at her home.
Funeral was April 20 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Mark Rogers officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris Mitchell, James Mitchell Jr., Lance Mitchell, David Mendez, David Murray and Roy Wayne Van Huss.
Evelyn was born July 19, 1925, in Dover, Tenn., to Peter and Katie Crain. She graduated from Dover High School in 1945 and attended Nashville Business College. On Jan. 6, 1946, she met Auther Joe Mitchell at Camp Campbell. On Aug. 23, 1946, on a three-day weekend pass, she and Joe married in Greenville.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; five brothers; and three sisters.
She’s survived by sons Terry Lee Mitchell and wife, Carolyn, of Virginia, Darrell Gene Mitchell and wife, Sophia, of Arlington, James Lynn Mitchell and wife, Rachael, of Decatur; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mitchum, Johnnie Charlene (Poe)  | 1942-2018
Published Saturday, February 3, 2018

Johnnie Charlene Mitchum

Johnnie Charlene Mitchum, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 2, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with Pastor Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial followed at Post Oak Cemetery.
White Family Funeral Home of Bowie handled arrangements.
Johnnie was born Dec. 25, 1942, in Jacksboro to John Henry and Lora Irene (Bell) Poe. She graduated from Bowie High School in 1961. Johnnie married Ray Mitchum Jan. 5, 1962, in Sunset.
Johnnie worked as a school bus driver, an LVN at Bellmire Nursing Home and as a clerk for Alvord Express. She attended First Baptist Church of Alvord, or enjoyed watching it on TV. Johnnie loved bird watching, attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events, spending time with her family and being on Facebook.
She is preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Stephanie Reaves; brother Arnold Poe; and aunt Charlotte Bell.
Johnnie is survived by her husband; daughters Kim McKee and husband, Benny, of Collinsville and Donna Reaves and husband, Jody, of Montague; grandchildren Melvin Cantrell and wife, Ashley, of Alvord, Summer Cantrell of Collinsville, Brandi Weilbacher and husband, Brent, of Plano, Brook Bingham and husband, Grant, of Pottsboro, Sidney Reaves of Bowie, Kayle Murdaugh and husband, Taylor, of El Paso, Joey Reaves of Nocona, John Reaves of Bowie and Brooke Reaves of Stephenville; great-grandchildren Bryce Berry, Brody Cantrell and Knox Johnson; and numerous, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Molloy, Ray Douglas ‘Doug’ | 1931-2018
Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Ray Douglas Molloy
Ray Douglas ‘Doug’ Molloy, 87, of Bridgeport, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Decatur.
Services for will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at First Baptist Church Bridgeport, with Dr. Craig Erb officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Star Cemetery, between Chico and Decatur.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
He was born June 12, 1931, in Lone Star to Jack and Nora Mae (Wallace) Molloy. Doug was the owner of Bridgeport Pump and Supply and Jacksboro Pump and Specialty. Doug was a citizen of Wise County for over 60 years. He had been a member of First Baptist Church Bridgeport since 1963.
Doug served two terms on the Bridgeport School Board. He was a member of Bridgeport ISD’s Wall of Fame and of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Scott Douglas Molloy; and brother Gween Molloy.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sharron Molloy of Bridgeport; son Alan Molloy and wife, Rhonda, of Bridgeport; daughter Jana (Molloy) Burns and husband, Roy, of Saginaw; stepson Dwane Thomas of Bridgeport; stepdaughter Sheira Petty and husband, Jeff, of Mansfield; brother Gene Paul Molloy and wife, Francine, of Tyler; sister-in-law Carolyn Molloy of Bridgeport; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Moore, Dalaney Janee N’kole  | 2007-2018
Published Saturday, January 27, 2018

Dalaney Janee N’kole Moore
Dalaney Janee N’kole Moore, 10, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Azleland Memorial Chapel in Azle.
Visitation is one hour prior to service.
Dalaney was born Sept. 20, 2007, in Fort Worth to Johnny Dewayne Moore Jr. and Amber Rose Aline Golden.
Dalaney was full of life, love and happiness. She attended Liberty Elementary and loved her teacher Mrs. Depp. Dalaney loved eating pepperoni pizza, playing with her dogs, Rowdy, Abby and Rexie and generally being outside. She was a fearless little girl with a sweet demeanor. Dalaney made friends with ease, her personality was warm and feisty and made her incredibly memorable.
Dalaney’s time on this earth was far too short. She affected everyone around her with a positivity that only she could provide. Dalaney will be remembered as the sweet, independent, wonderful little girl everyone knew and loved.
She is preceded in death by her great-grandfather, L.J. Golden.
Dalaney is survived by her mother, Amber Moore-Tidwell; her father; sister Makayla Moore; brother Rylan Moore; sister Stormy Hicks; sister Jessica Burch; grandparents Guinn and Sherry Golden, Fred and Donna Weaver, Lora Major and David Sledge; many aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and many other loving family members and dear friends.

Moore, Jim  | 1943-2018
Published Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jim Moore
Jim Moore, 74, of Paradise, died Monday, May 7, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va.
Graveside was May 17, at Paradise Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Terry officiating.
Jim was born Dec. 23, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo., to Alonzo and Charlotte (Bingham) Moore. He married Joyce Louise Parks. Jim served in the United States Army. He was a Baptist. He was a retired carpenter for the Fort Worth ISD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; granddaughter Faith Moore; sister Janet Eaton; brothers Donnie and Darell Moore; and sister Sondra Brown.
He is survived by daughter Babra Konderla and husband, John, of Watauga; sons Gene Moore and wife, Tammie, of Weatherford and Curtis Moore and wife, Brandy, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; brother Randy Brown of Abilene; Cathy Parks of Virginia Beach, Va.; Michelle Marcellino and husband, Dan, of Appomattox, Va., and Jennifer Spangler of Virginia Beach; Michael Parks and wife, Nichole, of West Virginia; Stephanie Parks and Kat of Virginia Beach; Kaitlin Spangler, Cody Spangler, Blake Marcellino, Shelby Marcellino, Morgan Parks, Alli Parks and Briarlynn Parks.

Moore, Miriam Iles  | 1926-2018
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Miriam Iles Moore
Miriam Iles Moore, 92, of Bridgeport, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Memorial service is 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Laurence Church in Southlake with the Rev. John Jordan officiating.
Miriam was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Sugartown, La., to Paul and Edith (Iles) Moore. She was director of girls’ athletics for Forth Worth ISD for many years and leaves behind many students.
Miriam was preceded in death by her parents; and very good friend, Mary Catherine Fields.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Laurence Church, 519 N. Kimball Ave, Southlake, TX 76092.

Moore, Ross ‘The Boss’ | 1993-2018
Published Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ross Moore
Ross “the Boss” Moore, 25, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ross was born June 10, 1993, in Decatur to Robert and Nelva Cookie Coomer in Decatur. Ross was a construction carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother, Cookie Coomer and husband, Wayne, of Decatur; brother Robert Moore of Paradise; grandparents Margaret Ann Frances and husband, Don, of Chico; and uncle Leonard Robinson of Clyde.

Moran, Jeannie Ruth | 1967-2018
Published Saturday, November 10, 2018

Jeannie Ruth Moran
Jeannie Ruth Moran, 51, of Boyd, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Doug Acklie and Wesley Spry officiating. Burial will follow at Garvin Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are James Moran, Richard McDonald, Robbie Kosman, David Granstaff, Gary Bunch, Larry Johnson, Mark Barrow, Darrell Lamance, J.C. Curtis, J.R. Rakes and David Lee.
Jeannie was born March 6, 1967, in Decatur to Kenneth and Belinda (Lemons) Moran.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Alta Lemons; and grandparents T.J. Moran and Ruth Eimer.
She is survived by her fianc , Johnny Lamance of Boyd; sons Benjamin L. Earley and wife, Angela, of Rhome, and Johnny Lamance II and fianc , Carolyn, of Fort Worth; daughters Emily June Earley of Portland, Ore., and Briana Lamance of Lewisville; parents; grandfather M.C. Lemons of Harleton; brother Bud Moran of Princeton; ; grandson Atlas Earley.

Moreau, A.C. | 1936-2018
Published Saturday, November 10, 2018

A.C. Moreau
A.C. Moreau, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2018.
Memorial service will be private. Please contact his family for details.
A.C. was born Feb. 5, 1936, in Corsicana to Jack and Myrtle Fred Moreau.
AC worked in the paint and body industry, was a Worshipful Master with Springtown, Throckmorton and Joplin Masonic Lodges and received the Golden Trowel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Margaret Ann Hobbs; and son Andrew Jackson Moreau.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Pauline Burris Moreau; daughters Christal Grubis and husband, Toby, and Rhonda Linville and husband, Alex; son-in-law Roger Hobbs; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Morgan, Homer Ray  | 1932-2018
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Homer Ray Morgan
Homer Ray Morgan, 86, of Mesquite, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mesquite.
Funeral was Aug. 20 at Hawkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Raney officiating. Burial followed at Springtown Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rob Waldron, Jason Sullivan, Darrin Andrews, Brandon Fite, Joe Davis and Travis Stanley.
Morgan was born June 14, 1932, in Fort Worth to William and Annie (Sessom) Morgan. He married Jacqueline “Jackie” Cooke June 14, 2001, in Burleson.
Morgan graduated from Boyd High School, attended Arlington State College, served in the United States Navy, was a mason, shriner, elk, moose and Lt. Gov. Optimist International in Georgia. He was self-employed most of his adult life. He also served on Georgia Gov. Zell Miller’s staff.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and son Roger Dale Morgan.
He is survived by his daughter, Rae Jean Denny of Plano; son Gary Don Morgan of Douglasville, Ga.; daughter Jodie McMillan of Weatherford; stepson Stuart Carbone of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother James B. Morgan and wife, Doris, of Weatherford.

Morris, Arlon R. | 1932-2018
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Arlon R. Morris
Arlon R. Morris, 85, of Chico, died Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Miller officiating. Burial will follow burial at Cumby Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Pallbearers are Corey Cowling, Carson Cowling, John Cowling, Taylor German, Walker Woolman, Braiden Black and Skylar Black.
Arlon was born Nov. 21, 1932, to Roy Leslie and Winnie (McGuire) Morris in Chico. He married Bobbie Lucille Martin Feb. 7, 1953, in Fort Worth. He worked as a farmer and rancher. Arlon was a member of the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. He served on the Wise County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors. He won the Texas Zone 5 Conservation Farmer Award in 1989. He was a member of the Chico No. 433 Order Of The Eastern Star as well as a 50-year member of Chico Masonic Lodge 508 and Dallas Scottish Rite
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, John Morris; sister Lanell Morris; and brother, Roy Hulen Morris.
Arlon is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bobbie Martin Morris of Chico; son, Audie Morris and wife, Lynn, of Chico; daughters, Bettie German and husband, Mark, of Chico and Peggy Black and husband, Russell, of Chico; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Morrow, James Henry | 1946-2018
Published Saturday, December 8, 2018

James Henry Morrow
James Henry Morrow, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Decatur.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
James was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Fort Worth to Clyde Clement and Dorothy (Newton) Morrow. He married Zetta Ann Akin Oct. 22, 1966, in White Settlement.
James served in the United States Air Force and was a master sergent when he retired. He was a mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years; daughters LeeAnn Gilliland and husband, Michael, of Alvord and Laura Miller and fianc , Ronald Ballard, of Alvord; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Moss, Emory Warner  | 1929-2018
Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Emory Warner Moss
Emory Warner Moss, 88, of Decatur, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service was Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Plainview Cemetery in Krum with Tracy Epting officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Emory was born April 24, 1929, in Krum to Dillard Emett and Fanny Francis (Wilcheck) Moss. He married Litha Finley March 14, 1954, in Stoney Baptist Church. Emory served two years in the military. He retired from Lone Star Gas Company after 31 years as a pipeline operator in the natural gas petroleum production industry. He was a member of the Baptist church.
He was preceded in death by his wife; grandson Tobi Moss; great-grandsons Mason Hendrix and Billy Wayne Robinson; great-granddaughter Mary Marie Harris; son-in-law Steven Ray Throneberry; and eight brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his daughters, Betty Throneberry of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Mary Robinson and husband, Billy, of Waxahachie, Debbie Coredro and husband, Patrick, of Decatur, Sarah Moss of Decatur, Bobbie Hendrix of Decatur and Nancy Resma and husband, Earnest, of Decatur; 13 grandchildren; 28 -grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and friends.

Munger, Thomas Arthur  | 1947-2018
Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thomas Arthur Munger
Thomas Arthur Munger, 70, of Decatur, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Dallas.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Thomas was born Feb. 19, 1947, in Midland, Mich. to Arthur and Stella (Winn) Munger. He married Pat Lee Warner Sept. 1, 1967, in Beaverton, Mich. Thomas retired as a commercial electrician. He served his country in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years; son Tom Munger and wife, Kristen, of Midland, Mich.; daughter Beth Vogel and husband, Matt, of Decatur; grandchildren Stella, Kobe, Dakota, Alexandria and husband, Casey, Jared, Jacob and Noah; great-grandchildren Bryant and Theodore; brother Ron Munger and wife, Jean; sister Connie Kapff and husband, Doug; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Munnerlyn, Ryan Alden  | 1989-2018
Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ryan Alden Munnerlyn
Ryan Alden Munnerlyn, 28, died Jan. 28, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.
Ryan was born Aug. 14, 1989, in Lancaster to Trevor and Cindy Munnerlyn. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Ryan was an Eagle Scout and a 2007 graduate of Decatur High School. He was studying to be an engineer.
Ryan was preceded in death by grandparents, R.J. “Pete” Munnerlyn and wife, Vonnie (Looper); great-grandparents Therese (Wirth) Munnerlyn and husband, Don, Maxcie A. Looper and John H. Looper; and uncle Robert W. Shepard.
He is survived by his parents; brother Kevin Munnerlyn and wife, Alejandra, of Dallas; grandmother Janice M. Shepard of Decatur; grandfather Robert W. Shepard and wife, Carroll, of Sun City, Ariz.; aunt Rebecca J. Friary and husband, Kevin, of Taunton, Mass.; and numerous cousins and friends.
The family requests memorials be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, American Cancer Society or Boy Scouts of America Troop 121 in Decatur.

Murphree, Jacklyn Elizabeth  | 1987-2018
Published Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jacklyn Murphree
Jacklyn Elizabeth Murphree, 31, died Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Decatur.
Funeral is 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Brian Bosworth and Dr. Tommy Brummett will officiate.
Jackie was born on Jan. 7, 1987, to Patrick and Kurrie (Chapman) Murphree in Houston. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Carl Chapman and Cody Pat Murphree and grandmother, Jackie Murphree.
She is survived by her parents, Patrick and Kurrie Murphree of Decatur, her brother, David Murphree of Denton, Baylee and Cruz Niblett of Denton; her grandmothers, Catherine Chapman of Decatur and Gloria Murphree of Decatur.
Memorials may be made to Jackie Murphree Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to Fit-N-Wise with Jackie Murphree Scholarship Fund in the memo and mail to P.O. Box 911 Decatur, Texas 76234.

Murrell, Bobby Joe ‘Jhonney Smoke’, Sr. | 1935-2018
Published Saturday, February 3, 2018

Bobby Joe Murrell Sr.

Bobby Joe “Jhonney Smoke” Murrell Sr., 82, of Sunset, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Saginaw.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 1, at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth.
Greenwood Funeral Homes in Fort Worth handled arrangements.
Bobby was born April 1, 1935, in Fort Worth. He was a resident of Sunset for the majority of his life.
He was survived by his wife of 65 years, Marie; children Bobby Jr., John, Tommy, Daylene and Melodie; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Myers, Tammy June (Lott)  | 1964-2018
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tammy June Myers
Tammy June Myers, 54, of Decatur died Friday, April 6, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Steve Bass officiating.
Tammy was born Jan. 17, 1964, in Wichita Falls to Richard and Karon (Jolley) Lott. She married Lindell Joy Myers Jr. March 25, 1994, at Possum Kingdom Lake Westlake Chapel. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Tammy was preceded in death by her father, Richard Jackson Lott.
She’s survived by her husband; sons Brandon Myers of Weatherford and Ronnie Myers and wife, Lori, of Alvarado; mother Karon Pace and husband, Danny, of Possum Kingdom Lake; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other family members.

Nalls, Donald E.  | 1934-2018
Published Saturday, October 26, 2018

Donald E. Nalls
Donald E. Nalls, 84, of Fort Worth, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Funeral was Oct. 26, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur with Louis Horton officiating. Burial followed in Jonestown Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Donald was born April 30, 1934, in Athens to Samuel and Myrtle (Watts) Nalls. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Donald was an owner/operator of an independent trucking company.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his son, Barry D. Nalls and wife, Charlette, of Prosper; daughter, Carolynn Nalls DaPrile and husband, Walt, of Arlington; sister Lola Faye Greb of Decatur; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assn.

Nelon, A.G. Rusty | 1936-2018
Published Saturday, November 24, 2018

A.G. Rusty Nelon
A.G. Rusty Nelon, 82, of Boyd, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Boyd.
Graveside service is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Boyd Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Rusty was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Fort Worth to George and Lorene Nelon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Terry Nelon; and brothers Darrell and Arlen Nelon.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Twila Nelon; children Randy Nelon, Marla Bombenger and husband, Mark, George Nelon, Jason Nelon and wife, Kristy, Mindy Geiser and husband, Jerry, Jason McLain and wife, Chrisdy, Robert McLain and Richard McLain and wife, Tarryn; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

Nelson, Charles Herman  | 1943-2018
Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Charles Herman Nelson
Charles Herman Nelson, 74, of Haslet, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Decatur.
Charles was born Aug. 9, 1943, in Barltesville, Okla. to Ray and Gracie (Davis) Nelson. He married Darlene Beatrice Vogt Nov. 1, 1968, in Irving. Charles was a graduate of Oklahoma Tech, a member of the Rhome Church of Christ and a member of the Harley Davidson Owners Group. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a diesel specialist.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughter Emily Hopper.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years; daughters Donna Hopper of Justin and Carol Nelson of Fort Worth; grandchildren Chris, Andrew, Bryan, Kolten, Dee and Maddie; great-grandchild Carson Hopper; sister Sue Prowers of Leander; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

New, Addie Marie (Payne) | 1926-2018
Published Saturday, November 10, 2018

Addie Marie New
Addie Marie (Payne) New, 92, of Bridgeport, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Funeral was Nov. 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport with the Rev. James Ramsawh officiating. Burial followed at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Pallbearers were Ben Cervantes, Larry Miller, Fred Meyers, Shandon Fullingim, Danny Schumann and John Curry.
Honorary pallbearer was David Terjal.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport handled arrangements.
Marie was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Rosston to Sam Houston and Minnie Lee (Gentry) Payne. She married Bob Lester New in Austin in 1940. Before moving to Wise County in 1974, she lived in Victoria. She was a bookkeeper for most of her adult life, working 22 years at First Victoria National Bank, as well as bookkeeping in Bridgeport.
She had been a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1976. She was moderator of the women of the church, and also served terms as elder and trustee. In addition, she was editor of the church newsletter, life member of Presbyterian Women, founder and charter member of Kraz-z Quilting Club with more than 20 years of making quilts for the community.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 61 years and five months.
She is survived by her son, Dwight Lester New of Bridgeport; two grandchildren; and sister Dr. Lou Fink of Dripping Springs.
Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 625, Bridgeport, TX 76426.  

Niblett, Wayne  | 1939-2018
Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Wayne Niblett
Wayne Niblett, 79, of Paradise, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Grace Fellowship Church with Gilbert Horton officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Pallbearers include Danny Randolph, Carey Williams, Raymond Wood, Rusty Ford, Richard Flynt and James Wood.
Honorary pallbearers are The Deer Hunters and Finish Line Friends.
Wayne was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Bridgeport to Carlton Taylor and Magella (Elam) Niblett. He married Clara Ruth Ferguson Oct. 15, 1960, in Fort Worth. Wayne worked at Burrus Feed Mill and Continental State Bank. He later worked for James Wood where he retired after over 30 years. Wayne loved deer hunting. He was a member of the Flatwood Baptist Church. Wayne served his country in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Lonnie Niblett and Richard “Richie” Niblett; and sister Carlene Morehead.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years; son Kevin Niblett of Desoto; daughter Kristi Force of Paradise; granddaughter Brooklyn Force of Paradise; brother Don Niblett and wife, Earlene, of Decatur; sisters Bobbi Badger and husband, Ed, of Decatur, Ann Jones and husband, Roy, of Paradise and Kathy Horton and husband, Homer, of Paradise; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

North, Donald  | 1936-2018
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Donald North
Donald North, 81, of Decatur, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Decatur.
Graveside service was Feb. 13 at Boyd Cemetery with Richard Gillespie officiating.
Pallbearers were Michael White, Paul Perkins, Steven White, Brent Wilson, Kevin Darrah, Jackie Don Miller, Tony Meador, Jeff Meador and Cliff Greer.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Donald was born Aug. 15, 1936, in Decatur to Cliff and Ara (Spears) North. He married Patty Dillon June 18, 1962, in Pearisburg, Va. Donald retired as an electrician from Peterbilt and Farley Electric. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; daughters Lois North and Tammi Bradish; and granddaughter Pam Bradish.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Miller of Decatur; sons Clifton North and wife, Summer, of Decatur and Kent North of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

O’Bannion, Charles Edward ‘Casey’ | 1934-2018
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Charles Edward O’Bannion
Charles “Casey” Edward O’Bannion, 83, of Decatur, died Sunday Feb. 4, 2018, in Decatur.
Casey donated his body to research at UT Southwestern. An Irish wake was held Feb. 5.
Casey was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Ellis County to Floyd and Hope (Causey) O’Bannion. He married Betty McConnell. He was a farmer. He worked in construction and home repair.
Casey was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sister Martha Lou O’Bannion; and great-grandson Riley Hensley.
He is survived by his daughters, Gail Matthews of Decatur and Cindy and Michael Joseph of Powderly; sons Charles and Andrea O’Bannion of Monterey, Calif., Michael and Michele O’Bannion of Valley View and Patrick O’Bannion of Cabot, Ark.; sisters Mary Spradlin of Tyler and Polly McKinley of Conroe; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may by made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Oates, Betty (Maddux)  | 19445-2018
Published Saturday, June 9, 2018

Betty Maddux Oates
Betty Maddux Oates, 72, of Chico, died Monday, June 4, 2018, in Bridgeport.
Funeral was June 7, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Tom Merritt and Roger (Speedy) Reno officiating. Burial followed in Paradise Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Joe Campbell, Michael Letterman, Mark Tate, Robbie Tate Leroy Larkins and Leslie Oates.
Betty was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Jacksboro to Jimmy and Dorothy (Barker) Maddux. She married Virgal “Rooster” Oates June 9, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was a member of the Crafton Baptist Church. Betty also worked in prison ministries.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister Jeannie Gee; and brother-in-law Jerry Gee.
She is survived by her sons, Michael G. Fisher and wife, Kathy L., of Covington and Rickie L. Fisher and wife, Barbara, of Chico; stepchildren Leslie Paul Oates and wife, Denise, of Paradise, Marcie Oates-Hudson and husband, Bobby, of Paradise and Dana Pomerance and husband, Norman, of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren;and one great-granddaughter.

Ochoa, Maria Elizabeth (Salinas)  | 1955-2018
Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Maria Elizabeth Ochoa
Maria Elizabeth Ochoa, 63, of Arlington, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Funeral was Oct. 29 at The First Baptist Church of Bridgeport with Gerardo Alfaro and Luis Gonzales officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport handled arrangements.
Maria was born July 12, 1955, in Eagle Pass to Manuel and Emma (Sepulveda) Salinas. She married Richard Ochoa July 8, 2000, in Ulysses, Kan. She worked at Bridgeport ISD.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother Raol Salinas.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Chrystal Gill and husband, Mark, of Fort Worth; son John Hill and wife, Beverly, of Arlington; daughter Abby Rodriguez and husband, Jason, of Ulysses, Kan.; nine grandchildren; brothers Manuel Salinas and wife, Donna, and Habier Salinas and wife, Janie; and sister Lupe Garcia and husband, Sammy.

Orsak, Margaret F. (Smith)  | 1939-2017
Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Margaret F. Orsak
Margaret F. Orsak, 78, of Wichita Falls died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Dallas.
Graveside service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at West Bridgeport Cemetery.
Margaret was born Aug. 7, 1939, in Polk County, Arkansas, to Glen Poland Smith and Lavada (Cotten) Smith. She was a retired elementary school teacher, who taught in New Mexico and Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by husband Joseph David Orsak; her parents; and brother Glenn T. Smith.
Margaret is survived by her sisters, Nancy Reed and husband, Marion, and Betty S. Hawkins; sister-in-law Gabriella Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Overton, Michael  | 1956-2018
Published Saturday, June 23, 2018

Michael Overton
Michael Overton, 61, of Decatur, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Decatur.
Celebration of life is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Paradise Fire Department.
Michael was born Sept. 27, 1956, in Fort Worth to Jerry and Guynell (Daggett) Overton. He married Kim Kidd Dec. 24, 2014, in Southlake. Michael was a farmer and rancher. He served on the Paradise volunteer fire department for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his wife; his father; son Chance Overton of Decatur; daughter Kara Hardt and husband, Brad, of Decatur; two grandchildren; and sister Michelle Payton and husband, John, of Paradise.
Donations may be made to the Paradise Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 97 Paradise, Texas 76073.

Owens, Dylan Ryan  | 1986-2018
Published Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dylan Ryan Owens
Dylan Ryan Owens, 31, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Benbrook.
A memorial service at Trinity Baptist in Boyd is pending.
Dylan was born Oct. 8, 1986, in Amarillo to Katrina Owens and Tony Owens. He worked for Advantage, an air conditioning and heating service.
Dylan is survived by his daughter, Kylie Owens of Granbury; mother Katrina Owens of Boyd; father Tony Owens and stepmother, Angela, of Crowley; brother Trevor McKeehen; grandparents Tommy and Donna Williams of Boyd and Shirley Scates of Amarillo; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends.

Owens, Sydney Ann (Finley) | 1935-2018
Published Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sydney Ann Owens
Sydney Ann Owens, 83, of Decatur, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Decatur.
Sydney Ann was born March 25, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Ben and Mable Finley. She graduated from Arlington High School and then attended the University of Arkansas. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in nursing.
She married in 1962 and lived in Hereford. She spent many years nursing and teaching nursing and worked as secretary at First Christian Church.
Later, after moving to Fayetteville, Ark., she served her community for 25 years as a volunteer for Washington Regional Hospital and was a member of Sequoya Methodist Church. She lived the last five years of her life in Decatur.
Sydney Ann is survived by her daughter, Connie Ann Wyatt of Decatur; four grandchildren; brother Bob Finley of Temecula, Calif.
Memorial donations may be made to Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center, P.O. Box 875, Decatur, TX 76234.

Page, Brenda Faye (Herring)  | 1954-2018
Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Brenda Faye Page
Brenda Faye Page, 63, of Rhome, died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Decatur.
Services were June 21 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment followed at Locust Grove Cemetery in Kaufman.
Brenda was born Sept. 3, 1954, in Pensacola, Fla., to Jimmie LeRoy Perry Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Herring.
She was Baptist by faith and grew up in Florida and then moved to Texas. She married Michael Wayne Page Sr. May 17, 1993. Brenda lived in Rhome for the past 19 years.
She is preceded in death by her father; daughter Brenda Lee Cassity; and granddaughter Hailey Denise Cassity.
Brenda is survived by her husband; son Lee Cassity and wife, Norma, of Weatherford; daughter Candice Candle and husband, Tony, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; son Michael Page Jr. of Crandall; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her mother; sister Mary Hall and husband, Robert, of Molino, Fla.; and brother Jimmie Leroy Perry Jr. of Irving.

Park, James Kenneth, Sgt.  | 1924-1944
Published Saturday, October 26, 2018

Sgt. James Kenneth Park
Sgt. James Kenneth Park, of Bridgeport, would have been 94, but was 20 when he died during World War II, in 1944.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at First Baptist Church Bridgeport with Dr. Craig Erb and the Rev. John Redfern officiating. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery near Corsicana.
Pallbearers include members of the United States Army.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Sgt. Park was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Blooming Groves to James Walter and Eller (Threet) Park. He married Betty Lou Whitaker in October 1942.
Sgt. Park was serving in Company I, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division for the United States Army during World War II. He was killed Nov. 23, 1944 by shrapnel from enemy fire, in the vicinity of J ngersdorf, northern edge of the H rtgen Forest in Germany. After 74 years, Sgt. Park has been reunited with his family and will be laid to rest in the Park family plot in the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.
He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Johnny Park; and younger sister, Evelyn Park.
In 1944 he was survived by his parents; and his wife who has since passed away.
He is survived by his daughter, Kay Park Crawford of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Regina Knutson and husband, Brent, John Crawford Jr. and wife, Kodeann, and Jamie Paradise, and husband, Jason; great-grandchildren Steven Laughlin, T.J. Phipps, Cameron Crawford and Colton Paradise; and great-great-grandchild Andrew Phipps.

Parker, Ernest William ‘Ernie’ | 1963-2018
Published Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ernest William Parker
Ernest “Ernie” William Parker, 54, of Rhome, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial service was Aug. 10 at First Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd handled arrangements.
Ernie was born Dec. 4, 1963, in Fort Knox, Ky. to William and Wally (Zimmer) Parker. He married Kristina Ann Shaffer June 1, 1985 in Fort Knox. He worked at Guaranteed Hydromulch.
He was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law Charles Shaffer; and brothers-in-law Paul Tilley and Ralph Shaffer.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years; son Jacob Parker of Rhome; daughter Renee Parker of Rhome; his mother; brother Ken Parker of Haltom City; mother-in-law Elfriede Shaffer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister-in-law Monika Shaffer of Colorado Springs; brother-in-law Armin Shaffer and wife, Wanda, of Tennessee; sister-in-law Sandy Tilley of Fort Worth.
Donations may be made to Northwest Volleyball Boosters, paypal.me/NHSVBall. Choose friends and family option and mention Ernie Parker in the notes section. For questions, please contact Michelle Long at nhsvballboosterclub@gmail.com.

Parker, William Allen ‘Bill’, Jr. | 1951-2018
Published Saturday, July 7, 2018

William Allen Parker Jr.
William “Bill” Allen Parker Jr., 66, of Chico, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Chico.
Memorial service was July 6 at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico with the Rev. Billie Fitch officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport handled arrangements.
Bill was born Aug. 7, 1951, in Wichita Falls to William Allen and Alice Imogene (McClellan) Parker Jr. He married Lan Sheri Borowiec Feb. 18, 2001, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Bill was the owner of Chico Mart.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Linda Carter; and brother Weldon Kelsey.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Shanna Mowery and husband, Jerrod, of Bridgeport and Jessica McDaniel and husband, Josh, of Chico; son Michael Walker and wife, Mae, of Wichita Falls; six grandchildren; and sister Renee Berg and husband, Chuck, of Chico.

Parrish, Norma Aline  | 1936-2017
Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Norma Aline Parrish
Norma Aline Parrish, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Decatur.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Morrison Funeral Home in Graham.
Norma was born Nov. 13, 1936, in Graham to Miles Alvin and Willie Norma Roberts Parrish. She graduated from Graham High School and later married Jimmie Cornell Dec. 7, 1957. He preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1997.
Norma was a former resident of Graham, Irving and Granbury. She was a retired telephone operator and later a phone receptionist. She loved spending time with her family and had a love for animals of all kinds. She enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Cornell; and sister Mattie Lee Barker.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Charlene Cornell and Ronnie Riddle of Joshua; sons Kyle Cornell and wife, Lori, of Quanah and Keith Cornell and wife, Sandy, of Decatur; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Parsons, Thurman D. ‘Butch’ | 1943-2018
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thurman D. “Butch” Parsons, 75, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his home outside of Nocona.
Services were held June 10, at Eagle Point Cemetery in Montague County with the Rev. Dave Woodbury officiating.
Jerry Woods Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Pallbearers were Jerry Clyde Stennet, Sam Howard, Rick Hudson, Harold Moreland, Gary Brown and John Hancock.
Honorary Pallbearers were J.W. Guinn and Bob Gilbert.
Butch was born April 11, 1943, in Bridgeport to Thurman Parsons Sr. and Gwendolyn McDaniel Parsons. Butch worked most of his life as owner of an auto parts store.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ginger Parsons; sisters Joyce Kemp and Saundra Ramirez.
Butch is survived by his son, Bronc Parsons and wife, Tressa, of Bridgeport; daughter Misty Leger and husband, Jon Paul, of Haslet; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Partin, David Morris  | 1949-2018
Published Saturday, October 20, 2018

David Morris Partin
David Morris Partin, 68, of Plains, formerly of Chico, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Plano.
Funeral was Oct. 18 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Richard Young officiating. Burial followed at Chico Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jay Hudson, Vic Partin, Lee Largent, Wes Partin, Audie Largent and Roger Harrison.
Morris was born Nov. 11, 1949, in San Jose, Calif., to David and Bobbie (Julian) Partin. He married Donna Largent July 17, 1970, in Bridgeport. Morris was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovington, N.M. He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years; son Dan Partin and wife, Jessica, of Plains; two grandchildren; brother Virgil Partin and wife, Georgetta, of Abilene.

Partin, Ernest Edward  | 1970-2018
Published Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ernest Edward Partin
Ernest Edward Partin, 47, of Boyd, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Tommy Wallace, Fino Cardona, Junior Cardona, Seth Wallace, Brady Davis, Bobby Mitchell, Jeremy Lambert and Randy Farmer.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim Lambert, Robert Lambert, Danny Lambert, Scotty Moran and James Partin.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
Ernest was born Oct. 13, 1970, in Oberlin, Ohio. He married Tracey Wreay June 17, 1989, in North Richland Hills. Ernest was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boyd and served as a deacon since October of 2008. He owned Partin Drywall.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Angela Peters; and brother Freddie Lee Partin.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Tracey Partin of Boyd; daughters Britney Jean Brown and husband, Brody, and Taylor Jo Partin, all of Boyd; son Gunner James Partin and wife, Kaitlyn, of Boyd; five grandchildren; father Fred Partin and wife, Nesta, of Rhome; mother-in-law and father-in-law Danny and Sherry Wreay of Rhome; brother James Partin and wife, Angie, of Haltom City; and sister Diane Harrell and husband, T.J., of Fort Worth.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ernest Partin Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations are payable to First Baptist Church Boyd.

Partin, Ruby (Abernathy) | 1914-2018
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ruby Partin
Ruby (Abernathy) Partin, 103, of Chico, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Decatur.
Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico with the Rev. Mike Miller officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Pallbearers are grandsons Tim Partin, Kelly Gilbert, Kevin Partin, Justin Partin, Will Partin and great-grandson Tyler Wier.
Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Ruby was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Quinlan to John Anthony and Fannie Adelia (Stockton) Abernathy. She graduated from North Side High School in Fort Worth in January 1934, where she played basketball and volleyball. She married Fred Partin in February 1934. They lived in Fort Worth and Keller.
All her children graduated from Keller High School.
The couple moved to Chico in 1970 where they co-owned Chico Dry Goods Store.
Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; siblings Vernon Abernathy, Clyde Abernathy, Ruth Butler and Mary Vance; and son-in-law Richard Gilbert.
Ruby is survived by sons Fred L. Partin Jr. and wife, June, of Euless, Walt Partin and wife, Brenda, of Chico and John Partin and wife, Nelda, of Van Alstyne; daughter Gerry Gilbert of Llano; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 504, Chico, TX 76431, or a charity of your choice.

Peek, Fred Charles  | 1954-2018
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fred Charles Peek
Fred Charles Peek, 63, of Decatur, died Friday, July 13, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial in Chico Cemetery.
Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Fred was born Oct. 8, 1954, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Charlie L.G. and Dortha (Klinglesmith) Peek. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a retired truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Patricia Sloan and Debra Peek.
He is survived by his son, Chad Peek and wife, Jody, of Alvord; two grandchildren; brother Jerry Peek and wife, Dodie, of Graford; sister LaDonna Peek of Frisco; and brother-in-law Joe Sloan of New Orleans, La.

Pendergrass, Betty Jo (Myers)  | 1943-2018
Published Saturday, September 8, 2018

Betty Jo Pendergrass
Betty Jo Pendergrass, 74, of Bridgeport, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Funeral was Sept. 7 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Fred Raney officiating. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery in Sayre, Okla.
Betty Jo was born Sept. 14, 1943, in Woodard, Okla., to Woodrow and Mildred (Wallace) Myers. She married Tommy Pendergrass Sept. 27, 2009, in Bridgeport. She was a member of the Cuba Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Lou Zalman.
Betty Jo is survived by her husband; son Carl Pendergrass of Paradise; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Harold Myers and Bonnie of Sayre and Gary Myers of Abbott; and sisters Pat Lee and husband, Allen, of Lorena and Gwen Myers.

Perez, Julie (Trejo)  | 1992-2018
Published Saturday, October 26, 2018

Julie Perez
Julie Perez, 26, of Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Decatur.
Mass of Christian burial was Oct. 24, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Julie was born April 1, 1992, in Decatur to Jose and Maria Carmen (Perez) Trejo. She married Nick Perez Jan. 6, 2011, in Decatur. Julie graduated from Decatur High School and worked as a receptionist at Rebeiro Orthopedics in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband, Nick Perez of Decatur; son Isaiah Julian Perez of Decatur; her parents; sisters Carmen Mares and husband, Elijio, Lupe Vasquez and husband, Andy, and Ariela Trejo, all of Decatur; and brother Tony Trejo of Decatur.

Perez, Nicolas, III | 1976-2018
Published Saturday, February 10, 2018

Nicolas Perez III

Nicolas Perez III, 41, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was Feb. 9 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Abel Perez officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Nicolas Perez IV, Nathian Perez, Antonio Gonzalez, Max Gaytan, Dustin Walker, Jordan McCasland and Javier Gaytan.
Nicolas was born Oct. 20, 1976, in Fort Bend to Nicolas and Maria (Gaytan) Perez. He married Diana Molina Nov. 22, 1992, in Fort Worth. Nicolas was a lot manager for James Woods Motors.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years; sons Nicolas Perez IV and wife, Julie, of Decatur and Nathian Perez of Decatur; daughters Sylvia Perez and husband, Dustin Walker, of Decatur, Nichole Perez and wife, Ciarra Purvis, of Hawaii and Diana Perez of Decatur; five grandchildren; sisters Sandra Jimenez and Araceli Gonzalez; brother Sergio Perez; and his father.

Perkins, Dixie Mae (Glover)  | 1935-2018
Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Dixie Mae Perkins, 82, of Runaway Bay, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.
A private memorial service is planned. She will be buried at the Plains Cemetery in Plains.
Dixie was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Brownfield to Vance Thurmond Glover and Era Gaines Glover.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her sister, Gwenette Short of Tyler; children Geoffrey Royce Gentry of San Antonio, Cheryl Amber Estrada of Lubbock, Darr LaMont Spencer of Paradise and Dina Monea Hammonds of Tahoka.
She also has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Wise County Meals on Wheels or to the wisehealthfoundation.com.

Petty, Linda Gay  | 1953-2018
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Linda Gay Petty

Linda Gay Petty, 65, of Paradise, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Dallas.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at West Bridgeport Cemetery with Rocky Johnson officiating.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
Lindy was born Jan. 3, 1953, in Bridgeport to Tally and Ifa (Dethloff). She was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise. She was a retired medical assistant.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Misty Landrith and husband, Jerrod, of Caddo Mills; one grandchild; sister Mellissa Lamb and husband, Troy, of Paradise; and brothers Jeff Petty and wife, Sheria, of Mansfield and Michael Petty of Chico.

Phipps, Paula (Duty)  | 1961-2018
Published Saturday, March 3, 2018

Paula Duty Phipps
Paula Duty Phipps, 56, of Rhome, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral was March 2 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. David Lowrie officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary Hawkins, Jamie Joe Hawkins, Kaleb Phipps, Michael White, Jose Cruz, Bobby Joe Duty III and Lee Fisher.
Paula was born Dec. 30, 1961, in Grand Prairie to Bobby and Margie (Duke) Duty. She married Lonnie Phipps Dec. 30, 1988, in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her father; and brother.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years; sons Gary Hawkins and wife, Ashley, of Midland, Jamie Joe Hawkins of Decatur and Kaleb Phipps of Decatur; three grandchildren; her mother; brother Joe Duty of Decatur; and sister Patti Lee of Decatur.

Pinkerton, Daisy Ann (Whitaker)  | 1925-2018
Published Saturday, January 20, 2018

Daisy Ann Pinkerton
Daisy Ann Pinkerton, 92, of Decatur, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Trinity Fellowship Church with Bill Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
Pallbearers include Brent Mann, Blake Alexander, Brett Alexander, Kyle Alexander, Ross Alexander and Bryce Alexander.
Honorary pallbearers are Janet Armstrong, Dr. Kelly Tibbels, Cody Gillispie, Earl Doherty, Herb Williams, Ken Cannon and Larry Michener.
Daisy was born Dec. 12, 1925, in Alvord to Joshua and Ione Virginia (Raney) Whitaker. She married Raymond Ashley Pinkerton Jr August 3, 1941, in Lawton, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Ann Mann of Greenwood and Helen Lynn Alexander and husband, Don, of Decatur; grandchildren Janet Armstrong and husband, Neil, of Bridgeport, Brent Mann of Greenwood, Blake Alexander and wife, Lori, of Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio and Brett Alexander and wife, Tammy, of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial may be made to Trinity Fellowship Church, 2950 W. Hwy 380 in Decatur or R.A. Pinkerton Jr. Scholarship at Farm Bureau, 2001 South College Ave., Decatur, Texas 76234.

Poe, Eva (Ross)  | 1929-2018
Published Saturday, May 5, 2018

Eva Poe
Eva Poe, 88, of Abilene, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, at Hawley Cemetery in Hawley.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, the Memorial Chapel of North’s Funeral Home, 242 Orange St., in Abilene.
Eva was born Sept. 17, 1929, on a farm near Anson to Alvie and Lucy Ross. She was married to Riley Poe for 69 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.
Eva is survived by sons Rodger Poe and wife, Janie, of Henderson and Tony Poe and wife, Madison, of Tuscumbia, Ala.; daughters Roxie Poe of Decatur, Tisha Poe of Abilene and Gloria Poe-Chaar and husband, Ronny, of Brookshire; brother Harold Archie Ross; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Wise Area Relief Mission, 300 N. Trinity Street, Decatur, TX 76234.

Polone, Kay (Bunnell)  | 1938-2018
Published Saturday, October 20, 2018

Kay Polone
Kay Polone, 80, of Decatur, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Decatur.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Memorial service is 1 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 910 South Collins, in Arlington.
Don Wilson will officiate. Pallbearers are Regan Polone, Ashton Martinez, Ryan Polone, Cody Everton, John Nichols and Dustin Polone.
Kay was born April 28, 1938, in Hammond, Ind., to John and Daphne (Owan) Bunnell. She married Raymond Polone Aug. 21, 1960, in Hammond. Kay was a homemaker and involved in First Christian Church (FCC) activities.
She was an active member of the builders Sunday school and recently donated honey bee apiary hives, tools and equipment to FCC’s Harvesting Hope Garden. Kay cared for many special needs children at Littlest Angels. She was also involved in the Decatur Book Club.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson Nick Thrasher.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years; daughters Renee Polone Thrasher of Decatur and Robin Polone Nichols and husband, Jon, of Saginaw; sons Regan Polone and wife, Shannon, of Abilene and Ryan Polone and wife, Kristi, of Boyd; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the First Christian Building Fund, 910 South Collins Arlington, TX 76010.

Pope, Pamela | 1980-2018
Published Saturday, December 1, 2018

Pamela Pope
Pamela Pope, 37, of Chico, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Chico.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Melvin Castleberry officiating.
Pamela was born Dec. 10, 1980, in Shreveport, La., to G.W. and Jeanette (Taylor) Pope.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Brian Pope.
She is survived by her son, Lucas Moran of Flower Mound; daughter Payton Pope of Bridgeport; father G.W. Pope of Chico; mother Jeanette Chavez and husband, Louis, of North Richland Hills; and brother Greg Pope and wife, Jennifer, of Flower Mound.

Powell, Bobbie (Cassity)  | 1933-2018
Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bobbie Cassity Powell
Bobbie Cassity Powell, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Decatur.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur. A reception will follow at the funeral home.
Bobbie was born June 2, 1933, in Decatur to Glenn and Leora Cassity. She spent most of her adult life living and working in Decatur.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; sister Jimmie Rhine; and daughter Hope Ivey.
She is survived by her husband, W.L. Powell; daughters Phyllis DeWitt-Ryland and husband, Ray N., of Addison and Brenda Dyson and husband, Tommy, of Decatur; stepdaughter Tina Cox and husband, Tracy, of Dallas; sisters Wanda Morrison of Decatur and Glenda Longmire of Decatur; brother-in-law Tommy Rhine of Decatur; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a hospice provider.

Powell, Iva Jean (Phillips)  | 1930-2018
Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
Iva Jean Powell, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Decatur.
No services are planned at this time.
Jean was born April 27, 1930, in Decatur to Verl and Morine Phillips. She worked in the oil field industry where she evaluated well capacity production and managed oil leases.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle H. Powell; sisters Billie Brown and Glenda Maxfield; and brother Clinton Phillips.
She is survived by her sisters, Pam Stanfield and husband, Jerry, of Chico and Kay Ethridge of Munford, Tenn.; and brother Larry Phillips of Henrietta.

Powell, Patrick Stephen | 1968-2018
Published Saturday, November 24, 2018

Patrick Stephen Powell
Patrick Stephen Powell, 50, of Wylie, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas.
Service was Nov. 17 in Wylie. Allen Funeral Home in Wylie handled arrangements.
Patrick was born Sept. 19, 1968, in Macon, Ga., to Lucius A. and Barbara Helene Jones Powell.
He is survived by his wife, Ronda Powell; his parents; son Austin Powell; daughter Anna Powell; and brothers Lucius Powell Jr. and Mark Powell.

Prather, Soundra Sue ‘Sandy’ (Peters)  | 1945-2018
Published Saturday, June 23, 2018

Soundra Sue Prather
Memorial for Soundra “Sandy” Sue (Leath/Bramlett) Prather, 73, of Decatur is 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 1 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Phillip Weitner officiating.
Prather died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Decatur.
Sandy was born April 5, 1945, in Wynnewood, Okla., to Joe and Mildred (Brown) Peters. She was a retired Merle Norman Cosmetics beauty consultant.
She was preceded in death by her father; brother Jimmy Ray Peters; sister Treva Jo Peters; and grandson Judah Leon Hall.
She is survived by her mother, Mildred Bell and husband, Eldon, of Fort Worth; daughter Mellody Brewer and husband, Doug, of North Richland Hills; son Billy Leon Hall Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Wynnewood, Okla.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pratka, Kay (West)  | 1944-2018
Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kay Pratka
Kay Pratka, 73, of Paradise, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at her home.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Sonya Shahan officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the funeral home.
Kay was born Nov. 2, 1944, in Frederick, Okla., to Ike and Opal West. She married Jerry Pratka Feb. 23, 1980, in Pasadena. Kay owned a beauty salon and jewelry and gifts business. She was a member of the Paradise United Methodist Church.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents; brother Robert West; and sister Joyce Spencer.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Pratka of Paradise; sons Chad Pratka of Houston and Brian Pratka of Houston; and a granddaughter.

Price, Carol Jean (Davis)  | 1938-2018
Published Saturday, August 11, 2018

Carol Jean Price
Carol Jean Price, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
Funeral is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Mount Olivet Chapel, 2301 North Sylvania Ave., in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation is at 10 a.m., prior to the service.
Carol was born July 6, 1938, in Fort Worth to Winnie and Mack “Buddy” Davis. She married Junior Price on her 25th birthday – July 6, 1963. They were married 42 years until Junior’s death. They bought Liberty Mills Feed store on North Main in Fort Worth and raised their five kids in Haslet.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister Betty Sigmond; and brother Don Davis.
She is survived by her children, Pennie Connelly and husband, Marcus, Lou Ann Waters and husband, Terry, Donna Price, Jana Henson and her husband, Duane, and Kenneth Price and wife, Robin; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Price, Eileen Alberta (Egbert)  | 1942-2018
Published Saturday, September 22, 2018

Eileen Alberta Price
Eileen Alberta Price, 76, of Rhome, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Decatur.
Eileen was born Aug. 12, 1942, in Cincinnati to Ralph and Dorothy (Karle) Egbert. She married Garnett Dean Price Feb. 4, 1970, in Osgood Ripley, Ind. Eileen retired as a United States postal worker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
She is survived by her son, Dean Christopher Price of Rhome; sister Marion Button of Cincinnati; and brothers Ralph Robert Egbert Jr. of Hamilton, Ohio, Gary Egbert of Spencer, Okla., and Ronnie Egbert of Cincinnati.

Price, Kristofer Joe  | 1978-2018
Published Saturday, August 4, 2018

Kristofer Joe Price
Kristofer Joe Price, 40, of Boyd, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Kristofer was born April 23, 1978, in Fort Worth to Edward and Trudy Jane “T.J.” (Fagan) Price. He was a lifelong resident of Wise County. He was a carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Donna Price; his mother; and his grandparents.
Kristofer is survived by his son, Kristian Price of Rhome; daughter Kimberly Price of Rhome; sisters Crystal Price and her daughters, Chloe and Camille Shaw, of Boyd, Lana Simpson of Anaconda, Mont., Robyn Smith and husband, Duane, of Denison and Darla Auldridge of Henderson; brother Paul Griffin and wife, Kristi, of Alvord; aunt Pam Fagan and husband, Bill, of Denison; and stepdad Richard Gary of Oklahoma City.

Pugh, James Marion  | 1932-2018
Published Saturday, April 28, 2018

James Marion Pugh
James Marion Pugh, 85, of Decatur died Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Jackson Cemetery in Krum. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.
James was born Dec. 29, 1932. He graduated from Ponder High School. He was a rancher, avid hunter and trained hunting dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Doyle Pugh and Grover Cleveland Pugh; his first wife, Nita Jo Hilger Pugh; and siblings Coy Doyle Pugh, Elmer Lee Pugh, G.C. Pugh Jr., Treailla Olene Pugh Burns, Betty Jo Pugh Richards and Frank Monroe Pugh.
James is survived by his wife, JoAnn Wilson of Decatur; and sister Coleta Francine Pugh Stacks of Granbury.

Putnam, Larry Dee  | 1940-2018
Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Larry Dee Putnam
Larry Dee Putnam, 77, Chico, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.
Funeral was Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Aurora Baptist Church with graveside at Aurora Cemetery.
Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
Larry was born March 17, 1940, in Greenburg, Kan. to Alferd and Ruth Putnam. The family moved to Colorado in 1945. Larry attended schools in Wiley and McClave, graduating from McClave High School in 1958. He was awarded a full scholarship in auto-mechanics and attended Pueblo Jr. College. He graduated in 1960. Larry is an Air Force veteran. He served from 1962 to 1966. While serving his country, he was trained in electronics. After his service, he took that training and applied it to a new career with Curtis Mathis. He had a successful career with Curtis Mathis and eventually owned his own home entertainment businesses. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, tinkering and learning how to fly his own airplane. He enjoyed most of these hobbies in his retirement, with his companion Andrea.
Larry was preceded in death by his father; twin brother Barry Putnam; and sister Linda Putnam Miller.
He is survived by his mother; his companion of 12 years, Andrea Benthall of Aurora; son Shad Putnam and wife, Heather, of Grain Valley, Mo.; daughter Nicole Moore and husband, Troy, of Platte City, Mo.; sister Lita Schaffer and husband, Tom, of Livermore, Ca,; grandchildren Joshua, Megan, Ty and JD; and great-granddaughter Amelia.
Also left behind are numerous extended family members and friends.
Donations may be made to Hospice Plus in Decatur, TX or a charity of your choice.