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Gladys Gay 

Gladys W. Gay, 94, of Denton died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 

She was born Sept. 3, 1905, in Little Elm. She had been employed as a nurse by Flow Hospital. 

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home in Denton. Don Browning will officiate. Burial will be in Little Elm Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Feb. 27, at the funeral home. 

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann McMahan of Denton and Patricia Yokum of South Carolina; two sons, Martin A. Gay of Sugarland and Bryant Wayne Gay of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Nell Jackson of Lubbock and Alice Nees of Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. 

Harold Proffer 

Decatur ... Harold Edward Proffer, 72, of Decatur died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Decatur Community Hospital. 

He was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Hardin, Ill. He worked as an installer for Craig Construction. 

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Bill Hughes will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Herbert Douglas, Mark Douglas, Rodney Fetterolf, Kenneth Green, Damien Kurrin and Timothy Wendt. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today, Feb. 27, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Proffer of Decatur; a son, Harold Edward Proffer Jr. of Alton, Ill.; six daughters, Wendy Kurrin of Denton, Deborah Fetterolf of Decatur, Cheryl Green of Decatur, Laurie Grimes of Decatur, Susan Douglas of Lake City, Fla., and Nancy Douglas of Lake City, Fla.; a brother, Bill Proffer of Brighton, Ill.; 25 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Seldon Graham III 

Longview ... Seldon Bain Graham, III, MD, age 44, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2000, from a brain tumor. He was born on November 17, 1955, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was an anesthesiologist at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas, certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Graham is survived by his wife, Cynthia Thompson Graham, son, Jared Cameron Graham (age 14), and daughter, Elise Blair Graham (age 10), all of Longview.

He graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M in 1978 and Southwestern Medical School in 1981. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

When in junior high school in Austin, he was a Texas Legislative Page and earned the Eagle Scout award. He was awarded the Scholar-Athlete Award in his 1974 graduating class from Westchester High School in Houston.

Dr. Graham also is survived by his parents, Seldon Bain Graham, Jr. and Patricia Noah Graham, of Austin; brother, Kyle Graham, of Austin; sister, Laurie Graham Lambert, of Austin, and husband, Brian Lambert, of Austin; maternal grandmother, Bernice Noah, of Denton; his wife's parents, T.J. and Marylyn Thompson of Rockwall; his sister-in-law, Teri, and husband, Dr. Rick Whetstone, of Irving; sister-in-law, Toni, and husband, David   Alexander, of Durango, Colorado; brother-in-law, Joe, and wife, Stephanie Thompson, of Plano; and nieces, nephews, and many friends.

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose in heaven...a time to embrace...a time to speak...a time to love...and a time of peace." Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2000, at the First Methodist Church in Longview with Reverend Jim Welch and Reverend Barton Bailey officiating. Burial will be at 5:00 p.m. Monday in Roselawn Cemetery in Denton.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Rader Funeral Home in Longview.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, contributions may be made to "Doctors Without Borders," 6 E. 39th St., 8th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016, or to the Annette G. Strauss Neuro-Oncology Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas Texas, 75391-0888.

William Kimbro 

Argyle William P. Kimbro, 92, of Argyle died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Cottonwood Manor in Denton. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, in Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Chapel with Terry Collins officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight, Monday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home. 

Mr. Kimbro was born Dec. 5, 1907, in Rice to William Frank Kimbro and Alice Josephine Fannie Kimbro. His wife, Bertha Murner, died in 1969 and his second wife, Lorene L. Dixon, died in 1995. 

He was a member of Welch Street Church of Christ. 

Mr. Kimbro was a former maintenance engineer for Texas Woman's University and Denton County.

Survivors include one brother, Howard C. Kimbro of Argyle; a son-in-law, David Sprabeary of Argyle; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

James B. Baughman

James Belton Baughman, 85, of Denton died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Denton Good Samaritan Village. 

Mr. Baughman was born Aug. 31, 1914, in Ecru, Miss., to Deene Porter and Evie MaeHigh Baughman. 

He served in the Army during World War II in the 13th Armored Division and was a sales representative. 

He married Valerie Udell Dec. 9, 1950, in Chicago, Ill. 

Mr. Baughman was Baptist. 

Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Swisher Cemetery in Lake Dallas with the Rev. John Rasberry officiating. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 29, at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton. 

Survivors include his wife of Denton; daughter, Claire Drake of Greenville; and two grandchildren. 

Marie Trent

Grapevine - Marie Trent, 84, of Grapevine died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Dallas. 

Service will be at 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Mulkey-Mason Funeral Chapel in Lewisville. Burial will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery near Whitesboro. 

Memorials may be made to Grapevine Meals on Wheels. 

After the service at the funeral home the family will receive friends for a time of visitation. 

Mrs. Trent was born July 14, 1915, in San Angelo to Ralph Mayhew and Satira Ann Hammon Smithson. 

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Trent of Roanoke and Floyd Trent of Lewisville; two sisters, Anna Merle Stalcup of New Mexico and Jerri Liverman of Texas; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

A. `Ace' Wimbrough

Aubrey - Alfred "Ace" Wimbrough, 23, of Aubrey died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at his home. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 29, at Boone Funeral Home in Bossier City, La. 

Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, in Boone Chapel. The Rev. Lawrence Cockrell will officiate. 

Mr. Wimbrough graduated from Parkway High School in 1994. He was currently attending North Central Texas College. 

Survivors include his parents, Penny and Clyde Wimbrough of Aubrey; grandmothers, Lenore Wimbrough of Mansfield, Pa., and Thelma Hudson of Bossier City, La., and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Bill Boyd

William C. `Bill' Boyd, 91, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in the Cross Timbers Care Center in Flower Mound. 

Bill was born May 20, 1908, to James H. and I.C. Dola Blayloch Boyd, in Denton County, Texas, about 4 miles east of Little Elm. He was raised on a farm. He married R. D. Curr in 1927 and they divorced in 1930. He later married Willie Meen Bounds. They had two children. Willie Meen is deceased. 

Bill worked for Dick Harris Grocer in Denton. He sold and brought live stock and plowed gardens with his mules. Bill drove cars from Detroit, Mich., for Frisbee Car Sales on South Elm Street in Denton. He also worked at the Port Hole Fishing Barge on Lake Lewisville in Little Elm. Bill worked for Martha 
Medina, an auditor for several businesses in Dallas County and lived on Richmond Street in Dallas. 

Bill retired in Little Elm. He lived there until he could no longer live alone, then moved to Lewisville in the home of his daughter, then to Olivia Reyes home and lived there till he went to the Cross Timbers Care Center. Bill hunted raccoons with his friends, and he liked to cook. Bill had lots of humor 
and liked good jokes. 

Bill is survived by one son, Weldon Boyd, and one daughter, Bonnie Chapman of Lewisville, Texas; two grandsons, Dale and Gene Chapman; two brothers, Dorsey `Red' Boyd of Denton, and Clyde Houston Boyd, a preacher, of Lewisville; three sisters, Jewel McClendon of Denton, Opal Berting of Hurst, and Grace Vice of Lufkin. Extended family includes many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, and a loyal friend, Olivia Reyes and her family. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the chapel of Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Little Elm Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 29, at the funeral home.

Charles E. Crain Jr.

Charles `Chick' Edwin Crain Jr., 78, of Denton, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. 

Mr. Crain graduated from North Texas State College with a bachelor's degree in industrial arts. He served with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. 

He was employed with Moore Business Forms, retiring in 1983 after 28 years of service. As previous golf champion at Denton Country Club, he enjoyed many successful years playing golf with friends. 

Mr. Crain was a member of First United Methodist Church for 53 years. He was a member of Shriners, Scottish Rite, past master of the Stanfield Lodge and former president of Jaycees. He was a lifetime resident of Denton and leaves an abundance of friends. 

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 
1, at First United Methodist Church, 201 South Locust Street, 
with the Rev. Gary Mueller officiating. Family burial will be 
at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas. 

Mr. Crain is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Seat Crain of Denton; daughters, Peggy Nolen of Krum, Diane Brooks and husband John of Dallas; sister, Nancy Slack of Denton; grandchildren, Rachel and Julia Brooks of Dallas and Kaitlin Nolen of Krum; nieces, Linda Eaker, Judy Dwyer, Lela Goodman, Randy Killian, Carolyn Ward, Sherry Seat, and Susan Stuber; and nephew, Harry Slack Jr. Mr. Crain was preceded in death by his sister, Maurine Brown. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Denton or the charity of your choice. 

DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. 

James A. Boston 

Boyd - James Adler Boston, 63, of Boyd, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his residence. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #1. Joe Stevens will officiate, assisted by Darrall Akers and Sonny Smith. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. 

The family will be at Coker Funeral Home from 6 to 7 tonight, Wednesday, March 1, for visitation. 

He was born April 28, 1936, in Durant, Okla., to James and Mary Boston. He married Joann Brasil on May 17, 1958, in Oklahoma. 

Mr. Boston was a machinist for ATL. He was a dedicated deacon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Wise County. 

Survivors include his wife of Boyd; four sons, James Boston, Rick Boston, Robert Boston and Roddy Boston; one sister, Tora Bell Duncan of Durant, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Jane A. B. Rollin 

Lewisville - Jane Ann Buttrill Rollin of Lewisville died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. 

Service will be 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 1. First United Methodist Church in Lewisville with burial following at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, or Lewisville Education Foundation. 

Dalton & Son Funeral Home of Lewisville is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Rollin was born July 22, 1954, in Denton to Wilbur and Ruth Buttrill. She was a graduate of Denton High school and received a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University and a master's degree from North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas, where she was a member of Chi Omega. 

She began teaching first grade in January 1976 at Degan Elementary in Lewisville Independent School District. She continued to teach first grade at Central Elementary and Donald Elementary. For five years she was the school district's Reading Recovery Teacher leader, and for the past three years she taught first grade at Prairie Trail Elementary in Lewisville. During her teaching career Mrs. Rollin was Degan Elementary Teacher of the Year, Prairie Trail Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Lewisville I.S.D. Elementary Teacher of the Year. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the First United Methodist Church of Lewisville. 

Survivors include her husband, Skip; daughter, Sarah; sister, Joyce Parrish; brother, Mike Buttrill; three nieces and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Linda Little. 

Deborah Ann Clark

Deborah Ann Clark passed away Feb. 20, 2000, in Raleigh, N.C. 

Deborah was born July 30, 1950, in Bryan, Ohio, and attended Bryan schools through high school. She continued her education at the University of South Florida where she earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a master's degree in fine arts from Florida State University. 

As an artist her interests were black and white photography, sculpture, and painting. In 1996, Deborah became a member of the board of directors for Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. During her tenure on the board she designed and produced all print media and was active in fund raising. At about this same time Deborah became actively involved with the local art festivals, Artsplosure and First Night. She created and supervised several exhibits for these festivals in Raleigh, including the popular Vendo-Art. 

She created and conducted art classes for Wake County middle and high school students. For four years she produced an art show for high school students. This show was and still is a part of the Artsplosure's Spring Art Festival. The show has become admired for its high standards and wide 
participation, and is considered the show for Wake County High School students to enter. 

Deborah and her husband, Robert, opened a branch office of Allied Mortgage Capitol Corporation in Raleigh where she worked at the time of her death. 

Deborah is survived by her husband, Robert of Clayton; son, Erick Westphal and grandson, Rylan Westphal of Raleigh; mother and father, Shirley and Arthur Castor of Denton; sisters, Michelle Brown of Stoney, Texas, and Sandra Eddelman of Denton; and grandmother, Beulah McGlenen of Bryan, Ohio. 

Services were Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in Raleigh, N.C. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Deborah Ann Clark Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 19323, Raleigh, N.C. 27619. 

Frances B. Allen

Frances Barnes Allen, 81, of Denton, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight, Thursday, March 2, at Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home. 

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Sanger Cemetery, Sanger. 

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Southmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Reynolds officiating. 

Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry St., Denton, Texas 76201. 

Pallbearers will be David Farmer, Freddy Jones, Dewey Knowles, Roy McDermott, George Nanson and John South. 

Mrs. Allen was born April 30, 1918, in Thackerville, Okla., to Tom R. Barnes and Dovie D. (Smith) Barnes. She graduated from Harris College of Nursing in the early years of that institution under Dr. Charlie Harris. She was a nurse and retired as health officer of Texas American Bank. She dedicated much of her free time helping others in need. 

Survivors include her husband, Ocie C. Allen of Denton; son, David Allen of Grapevine, daughters, Janet Crum of Bluffdale and Barbara Loe of Denton; brother, Vernon Barnes of Waurika, Okla.; and sisters, Patricia Guest of Anchorage, Alaska and Laverne Mundheim of Fort Worth. 

Louise Hillman

Louise Hillman, 73, of Denton died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. A life long resident of Denton, she was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Denton to Thomas E. and Hildaguard L. Standefer. She was married to George Hillman at the Little Chapel-in-the-woods in Denton on June 15, 1946. She was a graduate of Denton High School and attended both Texas Woman's University and North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas. 

She was a "people person" who never met a stranger. She enjoyed acting, community service and living life to the fullest. 

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, George Hillman, Sr. of Denton; two daughters, Linda Frith of Carrollton and Debra Dukatt of Scottsdale, Ariz,; one son, George Hillman Jr. of Frisco; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March, 3, 2000, at the Chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and son Funeral Home. Dr. Russell Ware will officiate. The family will receive guests after the service. Memorials may be made to the First Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 1100 Malone St., Denton, Texas 76201. 

Michelle Modester

Michelle Denise Modester, 27, of Denton, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Dallas. 

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Morse Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Ned Armstrong will officiate. 

The family will be at Peoples Funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, for visitation. 

She was born May 18, 1972, in Denton. 

Survivors include her parents, Shirley Modester and Stanley Mitchell of Denton; four brothers, Charles Modester and Chadrick Mitchell, both of Denton, Thomas Mitchell of McKinney, and Dee Radcliff of Corrigan; five sisters, Brandalin Modester, Tachaka Modester, Annqunette Mitchell and Makella Mitchell, all of Denton, and Sataya Modester of Dallas; and grandmother, Dorothy Mitchell of Denton. 

Dorthy F. Strange

Dorthy Fay Strange, 63, of Denton, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Denton Community Hospital. 

Service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the chapel of Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton. Bob Joyce will officiate. Burial will be in Cooper Creek Cemetery. 

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight, Thursday, March 2, for visitation. 

She was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Sanger, to James A. and Beulah (Holder) Strange. 

She was Baptist and an aide for Home Health. 

Survivors include a son, Donald Edward Newman of Krum; daughter, Judy Egerton of Marshall Creek; two brothers, John Strange of Denton and Eugene Strange of Sanger; two sisters, Frances Kincaid of Denton and Janice Ledford of Sanger; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Mary R. Wheeler

Krum Mary Ruth Wheeler, 58, of Krum died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

Mrs. Wheeler was born Sept. 11, 1941, in Denton to Perman E. and Etta Adlene (Sweatman) Copeland. She was a laboratory technician at the North Texas Water Treatment Laboratory and a homemaker. 

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton with the Rev. Carl Lambert officiating. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton. 

Survivors include her father of Krum; daughter, Caretha Wolfe of Krum; son, Bobby Wheeler of Pasadena; brothers, Steve Copeland of Red Oak and Ernie Copeland of Blum; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Ola Mae Kidd

Ola Mae Kidd, 73, of Denton died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 

The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 tonight, Friday, March 3, for visitation. 

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors. 

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Pilot Grove Cemetery at Pilot Grove community. 

Pallbearers will be Bradley Kidd, David Kidd, Michael Kidd, Larry Reynolds, Bufford Reynolds and Michael Browning. 

Mrs. Kidd was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Whitewright to John J. Jenkins and Vera Mae Alley Jenkins. She attended schools in Bells. 

She married Louis W. Kidd on July 27, 1943, in Whitewright. Mr. Kidd died Dec. 15, 1994. 

She was a member of Cooper Creek Baptist Church and was active in church and P.T.A. Mrs. Kidd was a homemaker and worked a period of time in the kitchen at Denton State School. 

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Weade of Littleton, Colo.; three sons, Ronald Kidd of Littleton, Colo., Leon Kidd of Denton, Paul Kidd of Waco; sister, Willadean Reynolds of Bells; brother, Gerald Jenkins of California; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Gilbert P. Sapian

Gilbert Panes Sapian, 78, of Denton died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at L.D.S. Church on Sadau Court in Denton. 

Memorials may be made to the Sapian Foundation, 3413 Kingfisher St., Denton, Texas 76201. 

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Sapian was born July 21, 1921, in Pulupandan, Philippines to Crispulo and Damiana (Panes) Sapian. He married Elnora De Guzman April 11, 1954, in the Philippines. 

He was a retired optometrist and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denton. 

Survivors include his wife of Denton; daughters, Aileen Hummel and Ardis Sapian, both of Fort Worth; sons, Edsel Sapian of Denton and Schubert Sapian of Loma Linda, Calif.; and five grandchildren. 

Jack L. Walters

Lewisville Jack L. Walters, 69, of Lewisville died 
Thursday, March 2, 2000. 

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, in Mulkey-Mason Funeral Chapel in Lewisville. Interment will follow in Old Hall Cemetery in Lewisville. 

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Sunday, March 5, at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to American Cancer and American Lung Association. 

Mr. Walters was born Feb. 13, 1931, in Marion, Ohio. 

He served in the Air Force, working in the Intelligence Communications field and retired in March 1973, as a chief master sergeant with 23 years of service. 

Survivors include a daughter, Sherri Holbrook of Irving; sons, Gregory A. Walters of Cape Cod, Mass., and Gary L. Walters of Lewisville; mother, Ruth Torscher of Canon City, Colo.; sister, Marlene Murphy of Canon City, Colo., brother, Gene Walters of Canon City, Colo.; and five grandchildren. 

Dianne White

Little Elm Dianne White, 50, of Little Elm, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Medical Center of Lewisville. 

Service will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, March 3, in Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville with Billy Abbe officiating. 

Visitation was 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Mrs. White was born March 5, 1949, in Corsicana to William and Joyce Harris Steward. She married Frank white, Jr., Aug. 15, 1976, in Dallas. 

She worked for Lawson Products, Inc., in Dallas. 

Survivors include her husband of Little Elm; son, Kevin W. White of Little Elm; mother, Joyce Ripple of Meade, Okla.; stepchildren, Jon C. White of Dallas and Cheryl Lynn White of Mesquite; sisters, Wanda Temple of Cartwright, Okla., Carolyn Dosh of Bennington, Okla., and Sue Nunley of Durant, Okla.; brother, Ronnie Miller of Allen; and two step-grandchildren. 

Charles L. Gusmus

Lewisville Charles L. Gusmus, 75, of Lewisville, formerly of Dallas, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at his home. 

Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. 

Mass of Christian Burial was at 1 p.m. today, Friday, March 3, at The Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church in Irving. Burial followed in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. 

Memorials may be made to the WWII Memorial Fund. 

Mr. Gusmus was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Mussel Shoals, Ala., to Frank and Agnes McCarthy Gusmus. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Garland Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6796, and Disabled Veterans. 

He was a member of The Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church in Irving and worked as a medical equipment sales representative. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Gusmus Major of Locust Grove, Va.; son, Larry L. Gusmus of Englewood, Colo.; brother, Frank Gusmus of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren. 

Amadell Johnson

Pilot Point Amadell Johnson, 73, of Pilot Point died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in County Line Baptist Church of Pilot Point with the Rev. J.B. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Point Memorial Cemetery. 

The family will be at Peoples Funeral Home in Denton from 8 to 9 tonight, Friday, March 3, for visitation. 

Mrs. Johnson was born May 30, 1926, in Pilot Point to Augusta Ware, Sr. and Sally Phillips. She married Opeleo Johnson in Pilot Point. 

She was a member of County Line Baptist Church in Pilot Point. 

Survivors include her husband of Pilot Point; sons, Everett Lee Johnson of Dallas and Tommy Ray Johnson of Pilot Point; daughters, Mary H. Jackson and Donna K. Johnson, both of Pilot Point; brother, Augusta Ware Jr. of Pilot Point; sister, Mattie Huntley of Dallas; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pearl Billingsley

Pearl Billingsley was born on Feb. 11, 1906, and died on March 2, 2000, in Denton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Billingsley, and her son, Raymond Billingsley.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Robert Edwards of McKinney; daughter, Norma Carrell of Denton; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be held in Dallas.

Memorials may be made to the Denton Christian Pre-School, 1114 W. University Drive, Denton, Texas.

Frances B. Allen

Frances Barnes Allen, 81, of Denton died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her home.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, March 3, at Sanger Cemetery, Sanger.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. today, Friday, March 3, in Southmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Reynolds officiating.

Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry St., Denton, Texas 76201.

Pallbearers will be David Farmer, Freddy Jones, Dewey Knowles, Roy McDermott, George Nanson and John South.

Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Allen was born April 30, 1918, in Thackerville, Okla., to Tom R. Barnes and Dovie D. (Smith) Barnes. She graduated from Harris College of Nursing in the early years of that institution under Dr. Charlie Harris. She was a nurse and retired as health officer of Texas American Bank. She dedicated much of her free time helping others in need.

Survivors include her husband, Ocie C. Allen of Denton; son, David Allen of Grapevine, daughters, Janet Crum of Bluffdale and Barbara Loe of Denton, brother, Vernon Barnes of Waurika, Okla.; and sisters, Patricia Guest of Anchorage, Alaska and Laverne Mundheim of Fort Worth.

Margery Pursifull

Margery E. Pursifull, 76, of Denton died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Pursifull was born May 21, 1923, in Shamrock to Calvin Floyd and Vera (Pullen) Ballard. She married Gordon M. Collins Sept. 11, 1946, in Denton. He died June 11, 1976, and she married Wilbur Pursifull on Dec. 6, 1980. Mr. Pursifull died Feb. 15, 1989. 

She was a graduate of public schools and Texas Woman's University.

Mrs. Pursifull was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and worked in the plat department of the Denton County Tax Office.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Thomason and Alice Hammett of Denton, and Becky Childers of Bedford; grandchildren, Terri Thomason of Denton, Jamie Thomason of China and Toby Thomason, Jr., of College Station, Jennifer Moores of Sanger, Amy Jo Hammett of Denton, Phillip Childers, Crystal Childers and Collin Childers of Bedford; and one great-grandchild. One grandson, Michael Hammett is deceased.

Memorial serice will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Kent Miller officiating.

The family will be at the funeral home for visitation from 7 to 9 tonight, Friday, March 3.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave., Denton, Texas 76201, the American Cancer Society, Denton Unit, P. O. Box 861, Denton, Texas 76202 or the charity of your choice.

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Claude W. Campbell 

Claude W. Campbell, 75, of Denton died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

He was born April 15, 1924, in Bonham to Homer and Ruth Walker Campbell. He married Irma Tatum on March 23, 1946, in Longview. She died June 10, 1995. 

He was employed as vice president by Scott, Foresman and Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Denton. 

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the chapel of Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home in Denton. Dr. Oran Nabors and Dr. Charlotte Nabors will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. 

Memorials may be made to any charity. 

Survivors include a son, John Campbell of Denton; a daughter, Claudia Conners of Denton; six brothers, Bill Campbell of Cumby, Don Campbell of Dallas, Gary Campbell of Bonham, Harold Campbell of Dallas, Mike Campbell of Dallas, and Ray Neal Campbell of Bonham; two sisters, Connie McDonald of Bonham and Ruth Ann Thomas of Round Rock; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. 

Jerry L. Moore 

Gainesville ... Jerry L. Moore, 58, of Gainesville died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

He was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Coolidge to Albert F. and Louise Driver Moore. 

He owned and operated North Town Florist in Gainesville for 20 years. The last five years, he was employed by the Radisson Hotel in Denton as an auditor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. 

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville with the Rev. L.V. Price, 
Assembly of God minister, officiating. Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville is in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include one sister, Linda A. Price of Monroe, La., and three nieces. 

One brother, Larry Moore, died Jan. 6, 1988.

Gilbert P. Sapian

Gilbert Panes Sapian, 78, of Denton died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 21, 1921, in Pulupandan, Phillipines, to Crispulo and Damiana (Panes) Sapian. He married Elnora De Guzman on April 11, 1954, in the Philippines.

He was a retired optometrist and a member of the Denton Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today, March 4, 2000, at the Denton Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2123 Sadau Court. Pastor Steve Wohlberg will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Sapian Foundation, 3412 Kingfisher, Denton, Texas 76201.

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; daughters, Aileen Hummel and Ardis Sapian, both of Fort Worth; sons, Edsel Sapian of Denton and Schubert Sapian of Loma Linda, Calif.; and five grandchildren.


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