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Patsy Joyce Eaton, 75, of Dublin, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Golden Age Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1938 in Gorman to Otis Sharp and Mary Fair.
On March 15, 1958, she was married in Rotan, TX to Carrol Ray Eaton who preceded her in death on July 8, 2009.
In life, she was a devoted homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church.
Eaton is survived by a daughter, Teressa Nabors of Dublin; two sons, Jimmy Eaton of Dublin and Wendell Eaton of Abilene; two grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bud Sharp and R.L. Sharp and a sisters, Ruth Lewis.
Graveside services will be Monday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, Rev. Cliff Sims officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 15 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Petersburg ISD Library or Dublin ISD Library.
FOR THE WEEK OF Dec. 12, 2013
Neva Dean Boatright, 79, of Dublin died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1934 in Comanche County to Fait and Effie (Creek) Tinney.
On July 11, 1953, she was married to Jacky Donald Boatright in Dublin.
In life, she worked as a nurses’ aide and was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church.
Boatright is survived by her husband of 60 years; a son, Joe Boatright of Georgia; a daughter, Celinda Silva of Austin; three sisters, Sue Wooten of Dublin, Marie Johnson of Comanche and Dorothy Howard of San Marcos; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, J.C. Tinney and four sisters, Laverta Benningfield, Louise Hall, Alma Bear and Joyce Teague.
Funeral services are Friday, Dec. 13 at Harrell Memorial Chapel, Cliff Sims officiating, with burial in Erath Gardens of Memory. Visitation is from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Funeral services for Jimmie F. Grissom, 81, of Seminole were held Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in the South Seminole Baptist Church with Dr. Kyle Reese officiating, assisted by Dr. Ricky Guenther, Interment will follow in the Gaines County Memorial Cemetery with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mr. Grissom was born Aug. 16,1932 in Crews, TX to Jim Buck and Letha Myrtle Grissom.
Jimmie and Faye Caraway were married Aug. 18,1951 in Dublin, Texas. He was a farmer and rancher who owned and operated Grissom Farms.
He was a resident of Stephenville for 33 years before moving to Seminole in 2002. Mr. Grissom was a Deacon in the Harvey Baptist Church in Stephenville for 30 years and served as a Deacon at South Seminoie Baptist Church in Seminole for 11 years. He was a member of the Gideons and has served on the Board of the Southwest Peanut Growers Assn. for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife Faye Grissom on April 1,2010; two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Grissom is survived by four sons Louis Grissom and his wife Nancy of Seminole; Billy Grissom and his wife Donna of Levelland; Jimbo Grissom and his wife Shelia of Seminole and Chet Grissom and his wife Sonnie of Seminole along with 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to The Gideons or The Faye Grissom Scholarship Fund C/O South Seminole Baptist Church, 211 S.W. Avenue E. Seminole, Texas.
Family and friends visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ratliff Funeral Home in Seminole.
Wallace Erwin Horn, 92, of Dublin, died Dec. 4, 2013, in Hico.
Wallace was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Lovejoy, Tx, to Joseph Benham and Willard (Fondren) Horn.
He married Edith Estelle Carnathan on Feb. 16, 1945, in Sherman. Wallace grew up in McKinney where he attended schools. He farmed all of his life. Wallace enjoyed hunting and fishing and later in life enjoyed woodworking. Wallace was a member of First Christian Church in McKinney.
He is survived by his son, Jack Horn of Dublin; granddaughters, Staci Boone and husband, Arnulfo of Dublin, Kelly Horn of Lake Jackson, Tx, and Jacklyn Horn, also of Dublin; and great-grandchildren, Derek Boone, Rilee Boone, and Nathaniel Hernandez.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment was in Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.
Peter Edward Irwin, 51, of Dublin died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1962 in Houston to Arthur Thomas Irwin and Gloria Helene Brandt.
In life, Irwin worked in retail at Dollar General and was a member of the Catholic Church.
He is survived by two sisters, Donna Irwin of Dublin and Linda Cathey of Paris, Ark.; three brothers, Robbie Irwin of Baytown, TX, Artie Irwin of DeLeon and Paul Irwin of Dayton, TX; and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill.
A private family funeral service will be held at a later date.
Jean Ellyn Volpe, 87, of Dublin died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Golden Age Manor.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1926 in Eagle River, Wis. to Milford Niel Manley and Janet Cameron.
In life, Volpe was a devoted homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Pat Beaty of Dublin, Cathy Daugherty of Levittown, Penn. and Barb Volpe of Ashland, Ohio; a son, Bob Volpe of Edmond, Okla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
No service was planned as of press time. Interment will take place in Wisconsin.
Memorials may be made to the Dublin Public Library or the First United Methodist Church.
FOR THE WEEK OF Dec. 5, 2013
Richard Armstrong, 77, of Dublin, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Snyder, Texas, to Robert Lee Armstrong and Susan Elizabeth Mimms Armstrong. Richard married Carolyn Watson July 10, 1955, in Sweetwater, Texas.
Richard retired from Texas Electric as a General Manager after 35 years of service. Richard loved to work. He enjoyed each single day of his career.
He also enjoyed ranching and raising cattle. His greatest loves in life were his family and his friends. He and Carolyn were members of First Christian Church of Granbury.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Armstrong; daughters, Donna Russell and husband, Casey, Lisa Hare and husband, Toby, and Kelly Rowell and husband, Ben; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and other extended family.
A memorial service honoring Richard’s life was held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at First Christian Church of De Leon under the direction of Nowlin Anders Funeral Home.
Pastor Dan Burlison officiated the service.
If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, in memory of Richard Armstrong.
Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.
Carl “Brenson” Miles Sr., 73, of Temple died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at his home.
He was born on May 24, 1940 in Paris, Ark. to Hubert Hershel Miles and Nina Lois Fulmer.
He was married to Barbara Gary who preceded him in death. On March 22, 2010, he was wed to Patricia Cordes.
In life, Miles worked as a construction estimator and preacher of Primitive Baptist Faith church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Carl B. Miles Jr. of Pass Christian, Miss., Barry L. Miles of Conway, Ark. and Evin T. Miles of Georgetown, TX; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Victor Cemetery, Elder Jeff Harris officiating.
Services for Katherine Maye Prater, 83, an administrative assistant for Representative Sid Miller, will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Werth Mayes officiating assisted by Representative Sid Miller. Burial will follow at Pecan Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Lacy Funeral Home.
Katherine was born in Oberlin, Kansas, on May 12, 1930, to Floyd and Frances Emma (Richards) Lewis.
She married Earl D. Prater on Dec. 8, 1953, in Denver, Colorado. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1988. She was a member of the Granbury Christian Science Church. She was the former mayor of Dublin, Texas, president of the Dublin Garden Club, a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and a member of the Texas Republican Women’s Group. She was recognized and honored with the Yellow Rose of Texas award in 2013.
Survivors include sons, Gary and wife, Paula K. of Stephenville, Texas, and Gregory and wife, Emily of North Carolina; sisters, Mary Lou and husband, Bob Ross of Culbertson, Nebraska, Marilyn Kay and husband, Dean Michel of Denver, Colorado, Heddy Reiners of McCook, Nebraska, and Ginny Mowe of McCook, Nebraska; brother, Ray Ulrich and wife, Nancy of Florida; a niece, Debra Geihsler of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Colton Aardal and wife, Tina of Stephenville Texas, granddaughter-in-law, Kelli Aardal of Hico, Texas, grandchildren, Vince Aardal and wife, Janae of North Carolina, Maria Aardal of North Carolina, Dawn Carter and husband, Travis of North Carolina, and Justin George of North Carolina; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Lewis; mother and step-father, Frances and Louis Ulrich; sisters, Anna Geihsler and Carol Aardal; and brothers, Robert Ulrich and LeRoy Ulrich.
Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.
Rev. Mike Whisenant, 65, went home to be with the Lord on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in Fort Worth.
Services were Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Oak Trail Baptist Church in Granbury with interment at Tin Top Cemetery in Parker County.
Memorials may be made to Oak Trail Baptist Church Missions.
Mike was born July 29, 1948 in Fort Worth to J. E. & Lillie Frances Stewart Whisenant.
He married Susan Johnson who passed away Nov. 17, 2012.
He was in the ministry for over 40 years and for the past 14 years was the pastor at Oak Trail Baptist Church. He was a church planter and evangelist for many years.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Whisenant and his parents, Rev. J. E. Whisenant and Lillie Frances Stewart Whisenant.
Survivors are: Children, Kristi and husband, Ray Lanigan, Rauni Whisenant and Justin and wife, Tiffany Whisenant; grandchildren, Zack Lanigan, Kandace Lanigan, Madisyn Whisenant and Trent Whisenant; great grandchildren, Illiauna Marks, London Blais and Michael Lanigan; and brother, Ron and wife, Jeanette Davis.
FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 28, 2013
Dorothy Maxine Brannam, 85, of Fort Worth died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at her home.
She was born on March 13, 1928 in Dublin to Walter Voorhies and Roxie Deavers.
In life, Brannam worked for the S&H Green Stamp Co.
She is survived by a brother, John Voorhies of Andrews, TX and many other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. in Cow Creek Cemetery, Rev. Ken Lunsford officiating. Visitation will be held Friday evening.
Funeral services for Lisa Ann Blanton Fleitman were Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at the McCoy Funeral Chapel in Muenster, TX with Rev. Ken Robinson officiating. A second service will be held at the Comyn Baptist Church in Comyn, TX at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Pastor Ray Seckinger will officiate the service in Comyn. Burial will be in Comyn Baptist Cemetery. Services are directed by McCoy Funeral Home, Muenster.
Fleitman died on Saturday, Nov. 23 at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville.
Born Dec. 28, 1979 in Dublin, she was one of the four daughters of Don and Carolyn Barnes Blanton.
She married Matthew Fleitman on July 11, 2008.
In life, she was a devoted homemaker.
Lisa is survived by her: sons: Quentin and Collin Peacock; parents: Don and Carolyn Blanton, of the Bay City area; sisters: Jan Blanton Murphy of Sargent, TX and Diana Blanton Carroll of Pearl City, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her sister Diane Blanton.
Zula Belle “Judy” Reagan, 76, of Dublin died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at her home.
She was born on Feb. 15, 1937 in Winthrop, Ark. to Ben Jones and Zula P. Jordan.
On Aug. 17, 1957, she was married to Adrian Reagan in Midland, TX.
In life, Reagan was a devoted homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Michael Reagan of Allen, TX and Justin Reagan of Maxwell, N.M.; a daughter, Pamela Jean Baker of Ft. Davis, TX; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Jo Campbell of Phoenix, Ariz.
Funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 30 at Harrell Memorial Chapel, Gerald Burns officiating, with burial to follow at Proctor Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 21, 2013
Georgia Mildred Coan, 99, died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Comanche.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1914, in Gorman, TX, to Samuel Lewis and Nancy Ellen (Strickland) Nelson.
On January 1, 1932, she was united in marriage to Hugh Alfonso Coan in Comanche. He preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1978.
For many years Mildred was the school cook in Comanche. She was also a devoted homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Florence Welch of Comanche, and Sandra Cates of Comanche; ten grandchildren; 18 great-granchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Max and infant daughter, Mary Ellen Coan.
Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jackie Auvenshine officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Comanche County. Comanche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Erma Dean Hodge, 91, of Dublin died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at the Golden Age Manor.
Graveside services were Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Oakland Cemetery with Bro. Jackie Auvenshine officiating. Services under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home in Gorman.
Hodge was born June 11, 1922 in Jayton, TX to George L. Harrison and Maude Lucille (Broughton) Harrison.
She married Ollen Hodge on Aug. 14, 1943 in De Leon, Texas. He preceded her in death on October 6, 2006.
She was a homemaker and had worked several years as a cook at the Eastland Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Jacks of Dublin; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sandra Jacks and a sister, Laveda McJunkin
Melissa Jean Jones, 42, of Nacogdoches, TX, died on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at her home.
Jones was born on Feb. 3, 1971 in Jefferson City, MO to Michael Helmig and Jean Payne Hagood.
She worked for 13 years at the Westward Trails Nursing Home and then at Nabors Well Service for the last seven years.
Jones is survived by her parents; two sons, Aaron Helmig and Matthew Jones; two daughters, Brittany Summers and Tiffany Daniels; two brothers, Jason Mears and Denny Mears; two sisters, Lori Dunn and Lindsey Hagood; two grandchildren and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Helmig.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Melrose Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Melrose Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Ranger, TX.
Lance Ray Teten, 71, of Carlton died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in an accident at the intersection of Hwy. 36 and FM1702.
He was born on March 22, 1942 in Abilene, TX to Ralph Raymond Teten and Gertie Milliorn.
He was married in 1986 to Fran Witte.
In life, he worked as a farmer and was the vice president of research and development of the Texstar Corporation.
Teten is survived by his wife; a son, Rodney Teten of Dublin; three daughters, Joanne Morton of Saginaw, Robin Morrison of Hudson Oaks and Jennifer Hale of South Sioux City, NE and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jan Schoo.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Pecan Cemetery. (To get to cemetery, take FM219 south for eight milesand turn right on CR291, and destination will be on right.) Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.
FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 14, 2013
William A. Hope, Jr. was born June 7, 1954 in Bainbridge, Maryland to William A. Hope, Sr. and Norma F. Parker (Stephens) passed away on November 11, 2013.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a sheet rocker and painter by trade.
He is survived by his mother Norma and step-father Floyd Stephens of Stephenville, his sisters Debbie Ray of Stephenville, Kelley and brother-in-law Richard Mohon of De Leon, Norma Field of Dublin, brother Paul Steeves of Kansas, daughter Shawnna Wilterding of Stephenville and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother George E. Hope, sister Brenda L Hope Montgomery, Maternal grandparents Edwin and Edna Parker and Paternal grandparents George Hope and Hazel Bowley Duncan.
A private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche.
Coretha Stanley McKee, 66, of Gustine, TX died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
She was born December 9, 1946 to Bert Stanley and Pauline Boyd Stanley.
She married Joe McKee, Sr. on September 16, 1966.
She was a devoted wife and homemaker, a member of Gustine United Methodist Church and UMW.
McKee was preceded in death by her father, mother and one brother.
She is survived by her husband, Joe McKee, Sr.; two sons, Joe McKee, Jr. of Early, TX and Clinton McKee of Gustine; five grandchildren and adopted granddaughter; two brothers, David Phifer of Hasse, TX and Garrell Stanley of Bastrop, TX; three sisters, Judy Dolberry of Comanche, Morene Thornal of Grosbeck, TX and Lorene Patterson of Texarkana.
Funeral Services were graveside, Sunday, November 10 with Bro. Wayne Lewis officiating. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery in Comanche County, Texas. Comanche Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
If desired memorials may be made to Gustine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 102, Gustine, Texas 76455.
Jimmy Leon Tate, 68, of Lipan, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in Lipan.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Lipan. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stephenville Funeral Home.
Tate was born on Dec. 16, 1944 in Fortune Bend, Texas to the late Homer C. and Sarah Marie Russell Tate.
He married Barbara Tate in 2002 in Hood County. She preceded him in death August 2006.
Tate was a teacher and coach, teaching at Peaster, Lipan, Mineral Wells, Bluff Dale, and Dublin. He also served on the Lipan School Board.
Survivors include his daughters, Nikki and husband Steve Callaway from Dublin, Brandi Nelson from Lipan, and Amber Branson from Lipan; nine grandchildren; sisters, Tommie Tate of Stephenville and Lou Ann Howell of Weatherford; and brothers, Bobby Tate of Stephenville and Johnny Tate of Stephenville.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Bill, Jackie, J. D., Cecil, Carroll, and Lee Evan Tate; sisters, Linda Tate, Francis Ann Tate, Betty Jean Tate, and Shirlene Causey.
The Tate family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Dublin Athletic Booster Club, or the Lipan Athletic Booster Club or Lipan Fair Fund through the Lipan First National Bank.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.
Gordon Lee Thomas, 91, of Athens, TX died on Oct. 21, 2013.
He was born on July 15, 1922 in Victor, TX to Jim and Eva Mae Dixon Thomas of Dublin.
On April 28, 1946, he was married to Dita Bell Cowan.
In life, Thomas was an alumnus of Dublin schools, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a deacon of the First Baptist Church and worked for Shell Oil Company in McCamey, TX for 38 years.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years; a son, Mark Thomas of Athens; two granddaughters; six great-grandchildren and a sister, Lena Arnett of San Antonio.
Thomas was laid to rest in Athens on Oct. 24 under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Children’s Sunday School Ministry, First Baptist Church, 105 S. Carroll, Athens, TX 7571.
Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.carroll-lehr.com.
FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 7, 2013
Services for Elizabeth Virginia (Beth) Curtis, 75, retired caretaker, who died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, were held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.
Elizabeth was born in Stephenville on Aug. 14, 1938. She was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include her daughter, Tina Conner and of Dublin; and sister, Mary Watson of Dublin. She was the grandmother of 16 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Anthony Hancock.
Ernesto Fuentes, 79, of DeLeon died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at Hendricks Memorial Hospital in Abilene.
Fuentes was born on May 15, 1934 in Rio Bravo, Coahuila (Mexico) to Manuel Fuentes and Antonia Alvarado.
In life, he worked as a farmer and was a member of the Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Graciela (Acosta) Fuentes of Saltillo, Mexico; two daughters, Antonia Fuentes and Petra Graciela Fuentes, both of Mexico; four sons, Manuel A. Fuentes of DeLeon, Hugo Fuentes of Mexico, Ernesto Fuentes and Juan Fuentes, both of Georgia; a brother Manuel Fuentes of Dublin; a sister, Rosa Alvarado of Eagle Pass, TX; and numerous grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Yolanda Ramirez and Norma Fuentes.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at Harrell Memorial Chapel, Father Phillip McNamara officiating. Burial will follow in Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico).
Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Michael Eugene Miller, 63, assistant manager at The Car Wash at Bruner’s, died Nov. 4, 2013.
Michael was born on December 24, 1949, to Orval and Gertrude (Haley) Miller.
Survivors include his daughter, Brandy Estes of Odessa; sons, Michael Beyer and Cody Miller, both of Stephenville; sister, Louise Griffin of Stephenville and one brother, J. R. Miller of Stephenville and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Lacy Funeral Home in Stephenville.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8,. 2013, at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Werth Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.
FOR THE WEEK OF Oct. 31, 2013
Angela Rivera, 92, of Dublin died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at her home.
On Oct. 24, 1921, she was born in Marathon, TX to Victor Alavarado and Michaela Leal.
She was married to Jessie Rivera who preceded her in death in 2007.
Rivera was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michaela Faulk in 1972.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lopez of Dublin; five granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren.
She was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services for William (Bill) Stem, 83, retired Vice President for Bank of America, were Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at West End Cemetery with Dr. Ben Macklin officiating. Lacy Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He was born in Fairy, TX, on Jan. 26, 1930, to William Thomas Stem and Nancy Spence. He married Kattie Jo Wakefield on Aug. 15, 1950, in Stephenville.
Stem was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Pythias, Stephenville Coin Club, Texas Numismatic Association, a 50 year member and past president of the Lion’s Club, City Council member, past president of the Jaycees, and past president of the Baseball Commission.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Stem of Stephenville; three children, Jerry Stem of Carrolton, TX, Debra Jo Ciccarelli of Stephenville and Paula Jean Prater of Stephenville, TX; honorary daughter, Debbie Warren Prater of Dublin; sister, Pauline Roe of Stephenville; brother, Albert Wayne Stem of Nevada; seven grandchildren; an honorary granddaughter and 14 great-grandchildren.
FOR THE WEEK OF Oct. 24, 2013
Timothy Jerome Arnold, 56, of Dublin died Tuesday, Oct. 22 at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1957 in Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. Mabel Francis (Camp) Arnold.
He was married on Oct. 30, 2009 to Anna Slaughter.
Arnold was a musician and a member of the Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by several family members including a son, Timothy Arnold and a brother, Eddy.
Janice M. Ganske, 74, of Dublin died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Stephenville. She requested to be cremated and no public memorial service be held. Janice is survived by her husband Kenneth and many dear family and friends.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.
Brenda Walton Sharpe, 73, of Granbury died on Sept. 14, 2013, at her home after a short battle with cancer.
She was born on July 25, 1940 in Stephenville to John Vernon “Buster” Walton and Marie Evelyn Bean.
She married Dwight Sharpe on Sept. 1, 1957 in Dublin.
She worked as a secretary at Cooper Tire, a caterer and a florist.
Sharpe was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Young, & one half-sister, Judy Walton.
Sharpe is survived by her spouse; one daughter, Pamela Goetz of Granbury, and two sons, Alan Sharpe of Fort Worth & Christopher Sharpe of Texarkana, AR; one sister, Jeanette Barnett of Brownfield; one half-sister, Sue Manning of San Angelo, and five half-brothers: Charles Walton, Gary Walton of Brownwood, Jonny, Jimmy & Freddie Walton of San Angelo; Seven Grandchildren: and one great-granddaughter.
The funeral service was held at Granbury Church of Christ: Tuesday, Sept. 17. Burial followed at Lower Greens Creek Cemetery in Erath County.
Memorials may be made to Granbury Christian Service Center: 1903 West Pearl, Granbury, TX 76048.
Grace M. Stephen died on Sept. 26, 2013. At her request, there will be no public service.
She was born June 6, 1930 in Dublin, the daughter of Ted and Leta Wright Robbins.
She and her husband operated the Dairy Kream and Market Basket in Hamilton after moving from Dublin.
She was a member of The First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years; her sons Mark and Mike; and two older sisters, Ellaneita Keenum and Dorothy Nell Botard.
Memorials can be made to the Hamilton Public Library, The First United Methodist Church, the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of choice.
FOR THE WEEK OF Oct. 17, 2013
Arnold Howell McCleskey Jr., 83, of Temple died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1930 in Midland to Archie Sr. and Artie McCleskey and raised in Dublin.
McCleskey married Vivian Bunton in Fort Worth and they shared 60 years of marriage.
He served as Chaplain in the Air Force for 20 years, retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. He then served as minister in the United Methodist Church for 47 years.
McCleskey is survived by his wife; two daughters, Sarah Elizabeth of Morgan’s Point and Susan Rebecca Huber of Aurora, Colo.; two sons, Michael Howell McCleskey of Aurora and John David McCleskey Sr. of Sterling, Va.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Middleton, Kathleen Bishop and Mary McCleskey; and a grandson, Christopher Michael Collins.
Interment will be held at the Old Dublin Memorial Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in a service that will include military honors.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.
Dorothy Maurine McInroe, 93, retired nurse, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
Graveside Services will be Monday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at Lower Green’s Creek Cemetery with Pastor Terry Simmons officiating.
She was born in Rochelle, Texas, on Dec. 5, 1919, to Benjamin Wells and Elizabeth (Williamson) Allen.
She married R. L. McInroe, Jr., on March 14, 1939, in Comanche, Texas. He preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1986. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dublin.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna Whiteley of Dublin; sons, Jerry McInroe of Hot Springs, Ark., James McInroe of Cadet, Mo., and David McInroe of Rising Star, TX; a sister, Barbara Fannin of Austin, TX; brother, James Allen of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stacey McInroe.
Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.
Louise Turley, 86, of Stephenville, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 in Abilene.
Services were Friday at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Werth Mayes officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Turley was born on Feb. 6, 1927 to the late Tim and Myrtle Johnson in Stephenville.
She married Darvin Turley on May 1, 1954 in the Selden community. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2011.
Louise worked for Bell Telephone as an operator and Kmart as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Selden Baptist Church and Cowboy Church of Erath County. Louise was a member of the Stephenville community for over 54 years.
Turley is survived by her daughter, Taressa Huey of Abilene; two granddaughters; a grandson; three great granddaughters; and a sister, Anna Dora Dickinson.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Turley and a sister, Glenda Wright.
FOR THE WEEK OF Oct. 10, 2013
Neal L. Haynes, 81, of Midlothian, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 in Tyler.
Graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lingleville East End Cemetery, Lingleville. Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. to Noon on Thursday at Stephenville Funeral Home.
Neal was born on Feb. 28, 1932 to the late John David Haynes and Willie Mae Fanning in Lingleville.
He married Una Christine Willet Haynes on Dec. 30, 1970 in Durant, Okla.
In life, he worked as President and Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Local #714 in Dallas, TX. He served in the U.S. Navy and had lived in the Midlothian community for 34 years.
Haynes is survived by his wife; son, Billy Neal Haynes of La Grange; daughter, Cheryl Ann Haynes of Atlanta, GA; 3 sisters, Barbara Blocker of Chico, TX, Marjorie Philips of Lingleville, Shirley Laster of Weatherford; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Bill J. Vineyard, 78, died on Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013, in Comanche County, Texas.
He was born on Dec. 23, 1934, in Comanche County, to William Hays and Veda Lucile (Smith) Vineyard.
On May 1, 1954, he was united in marriage to Billie Ruth Lackey in Dublin.
Vineyard attended the Law Enforcement Academy and served as a peace officer for Comanche County Sheriff’s Department for thirty years. He was a member of Sidney Baptist Church, where he served as Music Director. He was a member of May Masonic Lodge, #574, Sheriff’s Association of Texas, and a charter member of Comanche County Law Enforcement Association.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Vicki Lynn Shelton of Springtown, and Shelley Jo Gibson of Sidney; son, Don Eric Vineyard of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers: Fred Vineyard of Comanche, and Wayne Vineyard of Austin; sisters, Linda Robison of Sidney, Lou Williams of Sidney, and Jane Vineyard of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his brother, Merle Dean Vineyard.
Funeral Services were at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, with Bro. Keg Gibson officiating and Bro. Tony McCrohan assisting. Interment was in Taylor’s Chapel Cemetery in Comanche County. Comanche Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements.
If desired, memorials may be made to Taylor’s Chapel Cemetery Association, c/o Zulean Poyner, 4351 Hwy 2247, Comanche, Texas 7644.
FOR THE WEEK OF Oct. 3, 2013
Margaret Pauline Armstrong, 92, of Stephenville died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at the Senior Care Center.
She was born on Sept. 15, 1921 in Erath County near Desdemona to Herman Ray Wilcoxson and Nellie Carlton Lewis.
On Oct. 2, 1941, she was married in Dublin to Floyd Houston Armstrong who preceded her in death after 55 years of marriage on Jan. 26, 1997.
She was a devoted homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dublin.
Armstrong is survived by three sons, Chuck Armstrong of Conroe, Tom Armstrong of Granbury and Joe Armstrong of Pflugerville; a daughter, Linda Stennett of Kingsland, TX; a sister, Virgie Potts of Paradise, TX; eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 1 at First United Methodist Church, Dean Bradley officiating, with burial in Lower Greens Creek Cemetery.
Harrell Funeral Home in charge of Arrangements.
Gwen Gordon Bray, 88, of Stephenville died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in Stephenville.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Kory Koch officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
She was born on Nov. 18, 1924 in Sylvester, TX to the late Condy and Olive Loetta Swanner Gordon.
She was married on Dec. 19, 1941 in Huckabay to Harry Bray who preceded her in death July 18, 1989.
She was a restaurant owner, a member of the Oakdale United Methodist Church and had lived in Stephenville most of her life.
Survivors include her son, Scotty Bray of Dublin; daughters, Mary Howard of Dublin, and Billie Luhning of Dripping Springs; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a brother, Leon Gordon of Stephenville.
Bray was also preceded in death by a sister, Adell Bigham; and by four brothers, Floyd, Travis, Bishop, and Billie Dean Gordon.
Family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimers Assn., or the Oakdale United Methodist Church.
Billy Roy Hancock, 85, of Joshua, TX died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Community Hospice-Hugley in Fort Worth.
He was born April 1, 1928 in Purves, TX to Roy Talmadge Hancock and Hattie Bell Arthur.
Hancock was wed to Barbara Repp on Dec. 11, 2003 in Granbury.
In life, he worked as a barber and was a member of Olive Place Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
Hancock is survived by his wife; a son, Joel Hancock; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jerri Kim Hilbert, in 2008.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 30 at Harrell Memorial Chapel, Brett
Brett Randall officiating, with burial at Dublin Liveoak Cemetery.
Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
FOR THE WEEK OF Sept. 26, 2013
Arcola W. Evans, 88, of Richmond, TX died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Oak Bend Hospital.
Evans was born on Feb. 25, 1925 in the Purvis community to Rev. Claude Winn Johnson and Jewel B. Bristow.
She was wed to Daniel W. Evans on May 30, 1953 at Purvis Baptist.
In life, she was a private branch exchange operator for Richmond schools and a member of Purvis Baptist.
She is survived by he husband; a son, Danny Evans Jr. of Georgetown, TX; a daughter, Karen Evans of Houston; two brothers, Jimmy Johnson of Dublin and Bill Johnson of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Mary “Jean” Dines of Kingsland, TX; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at Harrell Memorial Chapel, Harry Earles officiating, with burial following in the Pecan Cemetery.
Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wayne Welton Gooch, 88, of Decatur, TX died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Hills Nursing Home.
He was born on July 22, 1925 in DeLeon to Blant R. Gooch and Mettie May (Kimmel) Gooch.
On Nov. 30, 1946, Gooch was married in Dublin to Lucy Faye Thackerson who preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 2010.
In life, he worked as a school bus mechanic and was a member of the Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Dennis Wayne Gooch on July 15, 1982.
He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Goodwin of Boyd and Glenda Edgett of Alvord, TX; a sister, Evelyn Rivers of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at Harrell Memorial Chapel, John Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Upper Greens Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Joe Damon Moore, 78, died at his home in Gustine on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
He was born on August 13, 1935, in Dublin, Texas, to Pearl Turney Moore and Henry Battle Moore.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1959, with a degree in agronomy.
On June 5, 1959, he married Joan Gail Bird in Lovington, New Mexico. She preceded him in death. He married Patsy Homer in Austin on Sept. 25, 1994.
Joe served 31 years with the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service. He retired after working in Temple as State Agronomist.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Lisa Gay Moore Priest of Aubrey and Joan Dell Moore Franklin of Euless; four grandchildren; a brother, John Moore of Gustine; and a sister, Janice Pack of Stephenville. He was preceded in death by his brother,. Jack Norman Moore.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Zac Harrell officiating. Burial will follow in Carlton Cemetery in Hamilton County. Comanche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 152, Gustine, Texas 76455
FOR THE WEEK OF Sept. 19, 2013
Marcella Paige Craddock, 26 died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at 1st Baptist Church in Tahoka with Rev. Larry Ybarro officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Nevels Cemetery under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home.
She was born July 26, 1987 in Dublin to Jackie Jackson and Terry Craddock Jr. She graduated from Dublin High School in 2005 and moved to Tahoka in 2007.
She is survived by her mother, Jackie Jackson Salinas of Tahoka; her father, Terry Craddock Jr. of Dublin; partner, Arnesto Ramos Jr. of Tahoka; one son Arnesto Alexander Ramos of Tahoka; two daughters, Brooklyn Paige Saenz, Azelyn Lee Saenz both of Tahoka; one brother, Hunter Craddock of Dublin; three sisters, Rochelle Briana Salinas, Gabriella Lauren Alvarez, Danielle Celeste Hernandez all of Tahoka; grandparents, Terry Craddock Sr , James Rayford Jackson and Ana Maria Jackson, all of Dublin.
She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Gunda Craddock.
Johanna Antonie Robinson, 91, of DeLeon died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at DeLeon Nursing Home.
She was born on Dec. 1, 1921 in Buderich, Germany to Teodore and Maria Buscka.
She was married in 1954 to Charles Richard Robinson who preceded her in death in 1988.
Robinson was a dedicated homemaker and a member of Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Robinson.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeanette Anderson of Dublin and Diane VanOver of Boyd, TX; a son, Richard Robinson of Chico, TX; a sister, Ruth Beals of Fort Worth; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 16 at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth, Mike Haley officiating.
Claude (Sparky) Sparks, 92, died on Sept. 9, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Born in Comanche to Manolia Jane Patton Sparks, and Thomas Claborn Sparks, he was raised in central Texas and graduated from Dublin High School in 1937.
In 1942, he worked for Curtis Wright Aircraft in California, but returned to Texas to enlist in the Navy.
He served for 38 months, 20 of which was in the South Pacific. He then went to Corpus Christi in February of 1947 and was in the wholesale lumber business.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Neda and Delbert Shafer, and brother and sister-in-law Wayne and Helen Bryan Sparks.
He is survived by Georgia, his wife of 53 years, three step children, and a sister and brother-in-law Gladys Wilson, eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grand children.
Services were held on September 12, 2013 at Our Savior Lutheran Church of Corpus Christi with interment with Military honors at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.
FOR THE WEEK OF Sept. 12, 2013
James “Jim” Edward Bassett, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at his home in Fort Worth.
He was born Nov. 14, 1941 at Big Wells, TX to J. C. Bassett and Hazel Kinnard Bassett.
Bassett was a Baptist, and a 1961 graduate of Dublin High School where he earned honors as a running back for the Dublin Lions.
He graduated from Sul Ross State University where he played fooftball and received his master’s degree from Tarleton State.
Bassett served as an educator until his retirement as a principal in DeLeon. He always believed in giving second chances to students.
He later served on the Dublin City Council before his move to Fort Worth.
Survivors include his daughter, Maile Johnson of Fort Worth; two sons, Casey Bassett of Ankeny IA, and Cody Bassett of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda St. Martin of Dublin and Betty Phipps of Fort Worth.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Dublin, Rev. Jimmy Holleman officiating with burial to follow at a later date at Downing Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church.
The family has asked that memorials be made to Cal Farley Boys Home, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX. 79174-000125.
Larry Dean Early, 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1941 in Ponca City, Okla. to Virgil Wilbur Early and Boreta Payne.
Early was the funeral director at Harrell Funeral Home for 30 years as well as the past owner of Larry’s Frames and Woodworks, J&L BBQ and Larry’s Transporting Services. He also served as a member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Fire Department and the Jaycees, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Park St. Baptist Church.
He is survived by three sons, Travis Early of South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Terry Early of Glen Rose and Todd Early of Cedar Park; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m., Dean Bradley officiating with burial to follow at Old Dublin Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday. Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials made be made to a charity of choice.
Effie Mae Beseda Howell, born Sept. 15, 1921, died Sept. 3, 2013. Her long journey through life was made easier by all of the care and love of her family, her old friends, and her new friends, most recently her new friends made at Southern Hospitality Home.
Effie was preceded in death by her husband, Cdr. James Nicholas Howell, Jr., the dashing Naval Aviator who won her heart in 1943, and by her parents the Rev. Henry E Beseda and Julia Chernosky Beseda, by three brothers, Woodrow, Maitland, and Robert, and by three sisters, Maravene, Orbin, and Julia.
Effie was educated at Sam Houston State Teachers College, taught in lower education, raised her children as a Navy wife, then taught at a preschool in Fort Worth for many years, helping to raise up even more kids. One of her preschool students, Brett, has continued to visit her, even as recently as in the past few months.
After moving around the country as a Navy wife, Effie lived in Fort Worth for about 44 years, and then moved to Dublin, Texas, until Nov. 2012.
She lived independently, driving herself to church in a nearby town, looking after elderly neighbors, getting them to their doctor’s appointments and to grocery stores. Health problems brought her to Austin where she lived at Southern Hospitality Home for about 6 months.
She and her family have enjoyed a lifelong friendship and kinship with the Cruise family, extending the already large family. Effie and Mary Ruth knew each other since they were four years of age, both having minister fathers. The two families sometimes vacationed together, one time into the Appalachian Mountains which required a mile hike in, carrying in all supplies.
Effie is survived by one sister, Florine Francis Beseda Weaver Mrazek, 95, and husband Jerome, of Corpus Christi, Texas, a brother Rev. Henry Earnest Beseda, Jr., 93, and wife Carolyn of Caldwell and Houston, Texas, and a sister-in-law Doris Mae Beseda of Austin.
Her five children are James Nicholas Howell, III, wife Joyce, and daughters Julia Hollis Howell and Lindsay Karol Howell; Mary Hollis Howell, husband Samuel Corman, and daughter Kerry Anna Drake, her spouse Mike Wiest; Stephen Sanders Howell, wife Karol, sons Kacey Layne and Kolin Sanders Howell and wife Alexis; Kerry Vance Howell, husband Bill Cason, children Weatherly Anne Stephan, and her husband Brandon Gramer, and Nicholas Tyler Stephan; and Leslie Anna Howell Bloom and husband Marshall Bloom. Effie has two great grandchildren, Willis W. and Piper A. Wiest.
For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. --2 Timothy 4, 6-8.
Memorial service was held at Austin Brethren Church, 1706 Peyton Gin, Austin, Texas, 78641, Saturday, Sept. 7.
Instead of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice, Presbyterian Night Shelter, and the Austin Brethren Church.
FOR THE WEEK OF Sept. 5, 2013
Juanita “Estellene” Sowders, 88, of San Angelo died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at the Sundance Inn in New Braunfels, TX.
She was born on April 21, 1925 and was married on Nov. 6, 1959 in Midland to Jack Hamilton Sowders who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2012.
In life, she was a member of the Double N Cowboy Church.
She is survived by three sons, Dick Crump of San Antonio, Harry Crump of San Antonio, TX and Ron Sowders of Midland; a daughter, Linda (Sowders) Farney of Waco; two foster sons, Earl Hernandez of Amarillo and Gene Phillips of Red Dear, Canada; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Harrell Memorial Chapel, Jimmy Holleman officiating, with burial at the Erath Gardens of Memory.
Arrangements under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 29, 2013
Graveside services for Billy Joe (Bill) DeLoach, 83, Retired Texas Ranger, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at East Memorial Cemetery with Buddy Lasater officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Lacy Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.
He was born in Waco on February 6, 1930 to Clyde and Vera DeLoach.
He married Delta Ann DeLoach who preceded him in death in 1996. He then married Linda House in 1997.
He was a member of The Valley Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Stephenville; two children, Nancy Giles of Stephenville, TX, and Rick DeLoach of San Antonio; a sister, Clydine Arthur of Waco, TX; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Beverly Kay Christian in March 1984.
Graveside services for Charles E. (Charlie) Whitefield, 69, FMC Assembly tech, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at East End Cemetery, Lingleville, with Lee Scott and Brady McCool officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Lacy Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.
Whitefield was born in Gorman, TX on Feb. 12, 1944 to John R. and Grace Whitefield. He married Pam Cavitt on June 15, 1968 in The Oak Dale Community.
He was a member of The Lingleville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Lingleville; three sons, Scotty Whitefield of Lingleville, Tracy Wade Whitefield of Desdemona and Rowdy Whitefield of Lingleville; sister, Joyce Lucas of Stephenville; brothers, Hurrsell Whitefield of Huckabay, and Pete Whitefield of Stephenville; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to A.W.A.N.A.S. at The Lingleville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 170, Lingleville, TX 76461.
William Carl “Bill” Yoho, 58, of Dublin died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Stephenville Medical Center.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1954 in Pinegrove, W.V. to Carl Lee Yoho and Helen Lillian (Dawson) Yoho.
He was married on Feb. 28, 1986 in Dublin to Kathy Faye Secrest who preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 1996.
In life, he worked for the United Coop Electric Co. and raised and farmed cows.
He is survived by two sons, Jimmy Yoho and James Yoho, both of Dublin; a daughter, Helen Goodrich of West Virginia; three brothers, Junior Yoho and Frank Yoho, both of West Virginia and James Yoho of Dublin; seven sisters, Vie Wires and Massie Bartlett, both of Ohio, Virginia Bailys, Goldie Brown, Betty Butler, Violet Braud and Helen Yoho, all of West Virginia; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Graveside services are Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. in Cottonwood Cemetery, Pastor Jeff Story officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. Arrangements under direction of Harrell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Dublin High School Band Scholarship Fund.
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 22, 2013
Randy Clyde Carlisle, 48, of Dublin died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at his home.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1964 to Amos Reece Carlisle and Jackie Fay Ogle.
In life, he worked as a tree specialist.
He is survived by his mother of Dublin; nine brothers, John Oksa, Gerald Steele, Jimmy Carlisle, Richard Carlisle, James Steele, Bill Oksa, A.J. Steele, Amos Carlisle Jr. and Wesley Carlisle; and two sisters, Joyce Lewis and Nelda Peel.
His body was cremated under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home. His family will host a memorial service on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Double N Cowboy Church, Jimmy Holleman officiating.
Eva Marie Cox (Marie), 84, of Boerne, TX, died on July 22, 2013 at home.
Born in Carlton on Jan. 30, 1929 to Wilma Winona Graves and Omer Vincent Graves; she married Harold Douglas Cox in 1946.
For over 20 years, Marie was executive secretary to the president of First national Bank of Midland, and later had her own branch of Fort Worth Mortgage Company.
Upon retirement in 1987, she moved to Granbury, TX and later to Boerne, TX in 2007. She was a member of First Christian Church in Midland and Granbury.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Cox and Kyle Cox of Boerne; daughter Debra Cox of Santa Fe, N.M.; three granddaughters; two grandsons, and a great-granddaughter. She leaves 2 brothers, Lewis Graves of Fort Worth and Dean Graves of Bridgeport, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband Doug Cox in October 2011.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fossil Creek Community Church, 6700 North Riverside Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, 76137.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Keith E. McDonald, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in Stephenville.
Born Sept. 28, 1927 at his parents’ home in Nolan County, Texas, he attended school in Nolan/Divide and served in the Army Air Corps during the last days of World War II.
He married Margaret Kelly McDonald, Dec. 17, 1949, in New Mexico.
They reared four daughters on their Stephens County farm near Ranger, Texas. He earned degrees from Texas Tech and Texas A&M, ranched, and taught Agriculture at Ballinger, Eola, Desdemona and Strawn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ann Lee (McLaughlin) McDonald and his brothers Weldon Earl and Morris McDonald, and by his wife, Margaret in 2004.
He is survived by his daughters Kelly Benbrook of Arlington, Sally Hebner of Abilene, Lili Knight of Stephenville and Amy McDonald of Dublin; and five grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Aug. 16, 2013 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Ranger with interment to follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Edwards Funeral Chapel in Strawn. He will be lying in state until 4:00 P.M. at the Edwards Funeral Chapel in Ranger, prior to the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.
David Pettijohn, 90, retired farmer and businessman, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 in Plano, TX where he had been ill at Groom Senior Living for the past two months.
David Heyworth Pettijohn was born March 8, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Roger William Pettijohn and Marjorie Alice (Horn) Pettijohn. He had four children, Barbara Ann (Pettijohn) Holman, Charles David (Bo) Pettijohn, Jo Carolyn Pettijohn, and Ted Matthew Pettijohn. His wife Lorraine (Doolen) Pettijohn preceded him in death on May 7, 1993. Also preceding him in death were his parents, his brother Stanley, and his brother George.
Pettijohn graduated as Salutatorian from Gustine High School in 1940 after having attended schools from Texas, New Mexico and California. Pettijohn served his country as a Pharmacist’s Mate in the US Navy during World War II. He completed service school in San Diego, Calif. before being deployed from 1943 to 1946. He was deployed with CASU 6 and CASU 52 on Iwo Jima. After the war, he began his own business in the Dallas area. “Petti” ran Pettijohn Heating and Air in Lancaster, Texas until his retirement in 1974, when he enjoyed farming and ranching life in Dublin.
Pettijohn was a 32nd degree Mason and life member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Dallas, TX.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Holman and her husband Roy Holman of Lancaster, TX; by his daughter, Jodie Pettijohn and her partner Dianne Medina of Dallas, Texas; by his son Bo Pettijohn and his wife Mary of Hasse, Texas; and by his son Ted Pettijohn and his wife Ann of Magnolia, Texas. His five grandchildren: Robbi Holman, David Holman and his wife Julie, Terri Pettijohn, Glenda Pettijohn, and Carol Pettijohn. Pettijohn is also survived by his five great grandchildren and by his three younger brothers, Roger, Paul and William.
The family would like to express their appreciation for all the excellent care and attention David Pettijohn received from Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Groom Senior Living, and Vitas Hospice, as well as all the years of care and companionship he received from Marie Mitchell of Deleon, Texas.
Memorial services are to be held at Laurel Land Cemetery, where he is to be interred. Reverend Jerden Davis will officiate. Masonic rites will also be given.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV.org).
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 15, 2013
Delma “Blondie” Jones, 88, of Midland passed away on August 6, 2013.
She was born Aug. 30, 1924 to Edgar and Beatrice Stone in Erath County.
Blondie married Charlie D. Jones on Oct. 1, 1955 in Erath County.
She worked as a waitress and a cook her whole career and spent many of her working years at the Sunset Café in Dublin, Texas. Blondie retired as the Manager of The Midland Women’s Club in Midland, Texas. She loved to play 42 and loved to mow her yard even at 88 years of age. Blondie loved her time spent with her family at the reunions in Dublin.
She could make everything better by her smile, her laughter and her southern homemade cooking. Granny enjoyed playing games with her only granddaughter Melissa. She will be missed deeply by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie D. Jones; her parents, Edgar and Beatrice Stone; her siblings: Ruby Jackson, Bernice Suitt, Viva Jackson, Porter Stone, Pappy Stone, Marie Hughes, Don Stone and Pete Stone.
Those left behind to honor and cherish her memory are her daughter, Vickie Burge and husband Bill; her granddaughter, Melissa McIntosh; her sister, Nelda Ferne Ramsey and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral service was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Dublin at Live Oak Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home 801 Andrews Hwy., Midland, Texas 79701. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
Louis Dean (Red) Pendleton, 78, of Dublin died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo.
He was born on July 7, 1935 in Stephenville to Lee Pendleton and Alma Pauline Allmond.
In 1956, Pendleton was married to Nelda Blanch Voight in Dublin.
In life, he worked as telephone company employee and communications technician, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Laurel St. United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Debra Franklin of Dublin; two brothers, Kenneth Pendleton and Don Pendleton, both of Dublin; a sister, Clara Nell Brownlee of Dublin; two granddaughters, Michelle Stone and Danielle Joiner, both of Dublin; and numerous other relatives.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at Harrell Funeral Home following cremation. Officiating minister for the service was Ken Lunsford with Dean Bradley acting as associate minister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Laurel St. United Methodist Church of Dublin.
Esta Lee (May) Sarringar, 59, of Dublin died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2013 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.
She was born on June 6, 1954 in Duval County, Fla. to Harold May and Margie Vanarsdel.
In life, she worked as a photographer and helped in the mentoring program at Dublin Intermediate School. She was also a member of the Double N Cowboy Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Melonie Curry of Dublin and Kellie Fontenot of Arkansas; a son, Kevin Morrow of Dublin; a brother, Terry May of Stephenville; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Double N Cowboy Church, Jimmy Holleman officiating, with burial in Dublin Liveoak Cemetery. Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Harrell Funeral Home to offset funeral costs.
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 8, 2013
LaVerne Schrimsher Thompson, 93, of Selden, died Monday, July 29, 2013 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1919 in Fort Worth to the late Alfred A. and Nina Darnell Schrimsher.
She married James P. Thompson, Jr. on Aug. 26, 1939 in Brady. He preceded her in death Sept. 4, 2004.
Thompson attended Tarleton State, Daniel Baker College and the University of Texas. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Erath County and worked as a school teacher.
She is survived by her daughter, Penny Tanner; son, Thomas Hobart; four granddaughters; great granddaughter; and a sister, Dorothy Carey Suitt.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 1, 2013
Kenneth Wayne Feist, 69, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his home in Comanche.
He was born on Feb. 8, 1944, in San Angelo, Texas, to Lee Allen and Ester “Bill” (Seale) Feist.
On July 2, 1961, he was united in Marriage to Mavis Timmons in Acuna, Mexico.
For forty years he was an owner and operator of Feist Construction in Comanche, while also raising livestock and owning a grape vineyard. He was Commissioner for Comanche County for several years and later worked for the County at the Courthouse. He was also a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Comanche.
He is survived by his wife, Mavis Feist of Comanche; sons: Neil Feist of Dublin, Dendy Feist of Comanche, and Kelly Feist of Comanche; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brothers: Lohman Feist of Priddy and Donald Feist of Comanche.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L. A. & “Bill” Feist; one sister, Peggy Feist and one brother, Jack Feist.
Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Saturday night from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Dittmir officiating. Burial will be in Downing Cemetery in Comanche County. Comanche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
If desired, memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 300 E. Cedar Avenue, Comanche, Texas 76442.
Jon James Jacobson, 38, of Stephenville died Thursday, July 25, 2013.
He was born on Oct. 16, 1974 in Waseca, Minn. to Robert and the late Constance Jacobson.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and Marine Corps, serving in Operation Desert Storm and Afghanistan.
He worked in ranching and as a mechanic and attended Greens Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by Robert and Margie Jacobson, Sue Samudio, Dan Samudio, Alyssa (Jeff) Borchardt, Scott Neumann and Keith Neumann.
He was preceded in death by George and Helen Jacobson, Bud and Maxine Clark, Harvey and Dorothy Samudio, Paul Jacobson, Elmer Lambrecht and Billy Neumann.
Ernest E. “Gene” Martin, 80, died Wednesday, July 24 2013.
He was born on November 4, 1932 in Brownfield, TX to Lester and Rosalee Estill Martin.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, proudly serving his nation as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.
On April 22, 1956, he married Corine Martin in Lovington, N.M. Gene was a truck driver for Dresser Magcobar and a member of the First Baptist Church in Dublin. He was a member of both the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.
Martin is survived by his wife of 57 years; his son, Joe Martin of Fort Stockton; his daughters, Debbie Aly of The Colony, Texas, and Diane Futrell of Fort Stockton; his brother, G.W. Martin of Tolar, TX; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Rosalee and by two sisters, Marga Lee Harley and Betty Sue Shopes.
Funeral service took place on Saturday, July 27 at Heritage Funeral Chapel in downtown Fort Stockton. Interment followed at East Hill Cemetery.
David M. “D.M.” Miller, 90, died on Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Gustine, TX.
He was born on April 28, 1923, in Runnels County, Texas, to Alton D. and Mary (Stratton) Miller.
On September 8, 1959, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Casey in Brownwood. She preceded him in death on January 15, 2010.
Miller was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army Veteran.
He is survived by his sister, Peggy Bartlet of El Paso, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jessie Miller and Dudly Miller; and one sister, Ruth Miller Hanson.
Graveside service was on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Union Cemetery in Comanche County. Comanche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Toby Lee White, 37, of Stephenville died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at his home.
He was born on Jan. 16, 1976 in Dublin to Ronald Dale White and Donnie Ann McMillian.
On Aug. 8, 2008, he was married to Tasha Baldwin.
In life, he worked in sales at Car Quest Auto Parts and was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Frank Dan White.
He is survived by his wife; his mother; daughters, Emma Lee Grace White of South Carolina and Sierra Johnston of Stephenville; two sons, Ethan Lee White and Chad Robert Fitzgerald, both of Stephenville; a brother, Tim Cogburn of Stephenville; and his grandmother, Kathleen McMillian of Proctor.
Graveside services were Wednesday, July 31 at Hanson Cemetery, Michael Wilson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
FOR THE WEEK OF July 18, 2013
Connie Callon Ratliff, 85, of Dublin died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville.
He was born on April 1, 1928 in Mill County, TX to Willie B. Ratliff and Vera Irene Wadsworth.
On June 28, 1953, he was married to Johnnie Lou Southall in Brownwood.
In life, he was self-employed in carpentry and floor covering. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean conflict, a member of the American Legion Post #240 and a member of Cottonwood Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ora Bell Ratliff; two more sisters, Reba Irene Gardner and Hilda Joyce Bricker; and a brother, Billy Steen Ratliff.
Ratliff is survived by his wife; a son, John Calvin Ratliff of Dublin; two daughters, Cindy Lou Owen of Caldwell, TX and Belinda Jo Nolan of Bryan, TX; a sister, Darlene Parsley of Cisco, TX; a brother, Clayll Ratliff of Proctor; eight grandsons, six granddaughters, two great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters and three great-great-grandsons.
Funeral services were Monday, July 15 at Cottonwood Baptist Church, Mike Fritscher officiating, with burial in Dublin Liveoak Cemetery. Harrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Cottonwood Baptist Church.
FOR THE WEEK OF July 11, 2013
Manuel Aranda, 70, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Mulberry Manor Nursing Home in Stephenville.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1942 in Pearsall, TX to Ignazio Aranda and Maria Garcia.
He was married to Shirley McCormick who preceded him in death.
In life, Aranda worked as a farm laborer and was a member of the Catholic church.
He is survived by a son, William McCormick of Stephenville; a daughter, Devonna Cook of Stephenville; a brother, Joe Aranda of Dublin; and a sister, Janie Aranda of Dublin.
Aranda was cremated. The family may set a memorial service at a later date.
Glenn Auvenshine, 79, died on Monday, July 1, 2013, in Comanche, Texas.
He was born on January 24, 1934, in Comanche, to Grady and Clara (Keith) Auvenshine. On June 6, 1953, he was united in marriage to Coreta Mernell Vineyard.
She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2006.
Auvenshine was a Parts Manager employed by Caterpillar and was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church.
He is survived by one son, Donnie Auvenshine of Brownwood; two daughters, Kathy Fuller of Comanche, and Cindy Newman of Comanche; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jackie Auvenshine of De Leon and Jimmie Auvenshine of Comanche; and one sister, Nell Strong of Rockwall.
Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jackie Auvenshine and Dr. Donnie Auvenshine officiating. Burial will be in Taylor’s Chapel Cemetery in Comanche County. Comanche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
If desired memorials may be made to Taylor’s Chapel Cemetery Association, c/o John A. Poynor, 4351 Hwy 2247, Comanche Texas 76442.
Gloria Eoff, 81, of Ripon Fremont, Calif. died Jan. 3, 2013.
She was married to Dublin native Sid Eoff for 61 years and a loving mother of 10 children. She is survived by 20 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
FOR THE WEEK OF July 4, 2013
Tommie Jane Callaway, 67, of Dublin died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1945 in Orange, TX to Thomas James Davis and Jewele O. Young.
On Nov. 26, 1965, she was married in Orange to Robert Ernest Callaway preceded her in death on May 18, 2012.
In life, she was a devoted homemaker and a member of Greens Creek Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Tera Ellen Nixon and a brother, Clyde Francis Dickerson.
She is survived by two sons, Steve Callaway of Dublin and Jeff Callaway of Tuscola, TX; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m., Jimmy Holleman officiating, with burial at Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Double N Cowboy Church of Dublin.
Jerry Z. Stark, 71, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Abilene Regional Hospital.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1941, in Hasse, Texas, to J.Z. and Augie Mae (Reed) Stark.
On Sept. 3, 1960, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Hooper in Dallas.
In life, Stark was a farmer and rancher and a member of the Hasse Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jeff Stark and Zachary Stark, both of Hasse; one daughter, Tonya Hotchkiss of Benbrook; one sister, Sue Anders and husband Charles of Temple; nine grand-children, Felecia Crouch, Natalie Swindle, Lauran Swindle, Lindsy Stark, Caitlin Brown, Mark Stark, Emilee Stark, Clara Grace Stark, and Cullan Creede Stark; and one great grand-daughter, Presli.
He was preceded in death by one son, Tim Stark and one sister, Anita Jo.
Funeral Services were at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, with Rev. Richard Lows officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery in Comanche County. Comanche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Hasse Baptist Building Fund, 133 CR 321 Comanche, Texas 76442.
FOR THE WEEK OF June 20, 2013
Freddie Lee Decker 67 of Dublin, Texas, died June 15, 2013 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville.
He was born March 25, 1946 the son of William and Lillie Faye Knox Decker.
He worked as a driller in the oil fields and was also a musician, playing at one time with Johnnie Rodriquez.
He is survived by two sons; Freddie Decker, Jr and Edward Vaughn Decker, three daughters, Dora Hernandez, Lillie Ozella Decker and Denise Decker Smith, three brothers; Bill Decker, Johnny Decker and Pete Holden; one sister; Linda Holden; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to www.siscofuneral.com
Geraldine Halpin, 83, of Kerrville, on April 30, 2013 in Kerrville. She was born in Harbin, TX on October 19, 1929. She married Roy Fred Halpin on October 10, 1953 in Pleasanton, TX.
She went to school at Dublin and graduated 2nd in her class. She attended 2 years of business school and was then employed by Humble Oil Company as a clerk. She was a volunteer at the Peterson Regional Medical Center and a member of the Prime Time Choir at the Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville.
She also loved genealogy and volunteered at the library. She was a member of The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Geraldine Halpin is preceded in death by her husband; parents, Popie and Oran Nathan Tidwell Gatlin; brother and wife, Earl and Mamie Gatlin; brother, Troy Gatlin.
Geraldine Halpin is survived by two sons, Stephen Halpin and Roy Halpin; daughter, Sarah Hilburn; three granddaughters, a grandson and seven great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville on Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. with John Wheat officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Trinity Baptist Church or the Peterson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences’ link.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.
FOR THE WEEK OF June 13, 2013
Peggy Ann Rasberry, 84, of Dublin died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1928 in Erath County’s Harbin community to George Wallace Ragland and Faustina Cline.
On July 8, 1944, she was married in Dublin to Cecil Ervin Rasberry who preceded her in death on May 10, 2012.
In life, she was a devoted homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Wallace Rasberry of Weatherford; two daughters, Debbie Walters of Africa and Cecilia Ann Weaver of Gustine; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, June 9 at Harrell Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Lower Greens Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dublin Public Library.
FOR THE WEEK OF June 6, 2013
Services for Josh Aardal, 33, a water well driller, who died Sunday, June 2, 2013, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Rocky Point Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Hico Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Lacy Funeral Home.
He was born in Fort Worth on Nov. 12, 1979, to Gary and Paula (Joiner) Aardal.
He married Kelli Jean Jackson on Nov. 21, 1998, in Iredell, Texas. He was a member of Lingleville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Hico; children, Jade, Abbey Grace, and Kellin Aardal of Hico; his parents of Stephenville; his brother, Colton Aardal of Stephenville, Texas; paternal grandmother, Katherine Prater of Stephenville; and maternal grandmother, Pauline Leonard of Stephenville.
He was preceded in death by three children, Paige, Mason, and Grayson, and a brother, Bart Leonard Aardal in 1997.
Arl D. Jones, 87, formerly of Stephenville, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Weatherford.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stephenville Funeral Home. Private Burial will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Stephenville.Jones was born on Aug. 15, 1925 inErath County to the late Moses N. and Alva A. Monroe Jones.
He married Sylvia Lee Lowery on July 15, 1950 in Stephenville. She preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2009. He owned and operated Stephenville Wholesale for 28 years. He also worked for FMC in the Shipping and Drafting departments for 7 years. He was a member of Stephenville First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school to four year olds for 20 years. Jones proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and survived captivity as a P.O.W.
He is survived by Carla Jones of Weatherford.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harley Levi Jones and Luther Darrell Jones; two sisters, Leona Burleson and Estelene Huckaby.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Library or to the Missions Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com