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Doris Lee Boney 

Doris Lee Boney, 60, of Denton died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 11, 1939, in Irving to Earl and Flora Harrison Lowe.

She worked in the window department of General Aluminum Corp. She was Baptist.

Service will be at 5 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton with the Rev. Jack Howard officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Deanna Ganzer of Denton; her father of Denton; three brothers, Jerry and Earl Wayne Lowe of Denton and Walter Ray Lowe of Jackson, N.C.; a sister, Martha Jo Bush of Denton; and two grandchildren.

Irene Branum 

Irene Stark Branum, 99, of Denton, formerly of Ardmore, Okla., died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village.

She was born July 23, 1900, in Alvaredo to Frank B. Stark and Minnie Bell Zora Easley Stark. She married Burnice Dewitt Branum July 2, 1921, in Ardmore. He died in 1959.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ardmore.

Service will be at 1: 30 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village, Mead Chapel. The Rev. Dale Branum and the Rev. John Bruce will officiate.

Graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore.

DeBerry Funeral Directors of Denton is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Irene Branum Memorial Garden, c/o Dale Branum, 2601 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, Texas 76205.

Survivors include a son, Dale Branum of Denton; a sister, Thelma Castle of Denton; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Billy Joe Branum, Don Branum and Rayce Branum; and two sisters, Edith Plaistridge and Hazel Benson.

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.

Isabella Bowling 

Decatur ... Isabella Annie Bowling, 85, of Decatur died Friday, March 3, 2000, at her home.

She was born June 28, 1914, in Decatur. She was a homemaker.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Fundamental Baptist Church. Raymond Johns and James Hampton will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dodd Bowling, Barry Bowling, Scott Bowling, Chris Contakos Jr., Randy Williams and Brett Howard.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, March 5, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.

Memorials may be made to Home Hospice, Decatur, Texas 76234.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Linzley Bowling of Decatur; a daughter, Beverly Contakos of Granbury; three sons, Gary Bowling of Keller, Robbie Bowling of Hickory Creek and Ricky Bowling of Decatur; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Lola Bee Kerr 

Justin ... Lola Bee Kerr, 69, of Justin died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her home.

She was born May 1, 1930, in Ballinger.

She was the secretary for the Justin Chamber of Commerce. She owned Bee's Answering Service in Fort Worth, and she worked for Gorden Boswell Florist. She was a member of Justin Methodist Church.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Justin Methodist Church with Jon Eckstein officiating. Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home of Justin is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Kenith Kerr of Haslet; two daughters, Karen Anderson of North Richland Hills and Connie Kerr of Arlington; a sister, Virginia Taylor of Arlington; and two grandchildren.

Al-Dora Patterson 

Sanger ... Al-Dora "Ali" Patterson, 69, of Sanger died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

She was born July 12, 1930, in Galveston. She was homemaker. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Lewisville.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, at Flower Mound Cemetery in Flower Mound. Toby Crow will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, March 5, at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger.

Survivors include her husband, James Patterson of Sanger; a daughter, Susan Day of Sanger; a sister, Gery Byrd of Medford, Ore.; two brothers, Robert Mace of Galveston and David Olson of Beckville; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter.

Robert E. Shields 

Flower Mound Robert E. Shields, 79, of Flower Mound died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at his home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Beverly, Mass., to Frank and Emily Hill Shields. He married Josephine "Jackie" Meaurio Feb. 14, 1971, in Los Angeles.

He worked as a building contractor. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Tail Hook, a veteran's organization.

Service will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville.

Memorials may be made to MADD.

Survivors include his wife of Flower Mound; a daughter, Jeanette Noble of Palm Springs, Calif.; three sons, Larry Rice of Lewisville, Joseph Rice of France, and Jody Rice of Los Angeles; and six grandchildren.

James W. Buchanan

James Willie "Bill" Buchanan. 65, of Denton died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Buchanan was born June 22, 1934, in Ware County, Ga., to James Alex Buchanan and Willie Corneilus (Anderson) Buchanan.

He was a member of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church of Waycross, Ga. He served in the Georgia National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years and was discharged in May of 1958. Mr. Buchanan was employed by Pacific Building Ind.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in DeBerry Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Norm Blackaby officiating. Burial will be in Graham-Argyle Cemetery in Argyle.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, for visitation.

Pallbearers will be Mike Roy, Collin Long, Peyton Kell, Dale Carson, Jimmy Woodruff, Joe Wheat, Russell Standefer, Tyrone Willingham and Jack Watkins.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Buchanan of Denton; daughter, Merinda Kay Moore of Lake Dallas; sisters, Maudina Mason of Lake City, Fla., and Geri Weathersbee and Margie Rouse, both of Waycross, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

Jo Ann King 

Jo Ann King, 50, of Denton died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. King was born March 23, 1949, in Colorado City, Texas, to James Wilburn and Mallie Lou (Rice) Wallace.

She was a quality control inspector for American Telephone and Telegraph Co.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Goen-Hudgens Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include her husband of Denton; mother, Mallie Caldwell of Colorado City; sons, James Britton Sanderer of Gulfport, Miss., and Brian Chase King of Haslet; brother, Ronald Wallace of Colorado City; and six grandchildren.

Jerry D. Robinson 

Jerry Don Robinson, 23, of Denton died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Denton.

He was born July 28, 1976, in Denton. He attended Ryan High School and was a member of Pilot Point Assembly of God Church.

Mr. Robinson was employed by Cap Rock Utilities Services and Shaw Construction.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Pilot Point Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Steve Newman officiating. Burial will be in Belew Cemetery, Aubrey.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors From 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, for visitation.

Pallbearers will be Brian Hughes, Terry Long, Charles Hughes, Michael Escovedo, Danny Gomez and Scott Erwin.

Survivors include his mother, Judy Grant of Denton; father, Gary Robinson of Pilot Point; stepfather, Charles Harpole; son, Dayton Robinson of Denton; fiancee, Erin Hehmke of Denton; grandparents, Dwane and Marty Kruger of Aubrey, and Clint and Linda Robinson of Pilot Point; great-grandparents, J.M. and Carrie Dell Lillard of Pilot Point, and Geneva and Merrell camp of Chickasha, Okla.; great-great-grandmother, Betha Pinkerson of Chickasha, Okla.; brothers, Charles Harpole of Sanger and Chad Harpole of Tioga; and step-sisters, Deana Escovedo, Darla Grant and Misty Price, all of Denton.

James C. Brown 

Heavener, Okla. - James Curtis Brown, 53, of Heavener, Okla., formerly of Denton, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Mr. Brown was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Denton to Dorris and Imogene (Davis) Brown.

He married Wanda Branch in 1988 in Pensacola, Fla.

He served in the Army during Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion and the Elks Lodge in Denton. He formerly was involved in the rodeo circuit and was an avid horse back rider.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, in DeBerry Funeral Directors chapel. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight, Monday, March 6, for visitation.

Survivors include his wife of Heavener, Okla.; three daughters, Amy Brown and Andrea Brown of Denton and Kari Kleeb of Aubrey; son, Robby Sims of Denton; parents of Denton; sister, Kathy Edwards of Gainesville; and four grandchildren.

Annabel Stanley

Grand Prairie - Annabel Stanley, 81, of Grand Prairie died Friday, March 3, 2000, at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.

Mrs. Stanley was born in Denton to Walter and Lula (Sizemore) Bishop. She graduated from Denton High School and attended Texas Woman's University. She was a telephone switchboard operator for the Grand Prairie State Bank and a member of the Grand Prairie Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at Plainview Cemetery in Krum with the Rev. Buddy Owens officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 tonight, Monday, March 6, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home in Denton.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Denton Unit, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-5709.

Survivors include her daughter, Annette Gibson of Irving; son, Ray Stanley of Arlington; brother, Bill Bishop of San Marcus; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Mattie Ruth Hester

Lewisville - Mattie Ruth Weathers Hester, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went home to be with her Lord Sunday, March 5, 2000.

She was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Arkansas and was a lifelong resident of Lewisville, Texas. She married James W. Hester in California in 1942.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James W. Hester, her mother, father and two brothers.

She is survived by one sister, Pat Olaskey of Orville, Calif.; her daughter, Cheryl Rowell and husband Jim of Sanger, Texas; daughter, Sharon James and Jerry Bingham of Wills Point, Texas; son, Jimmy Hester and wife Diane of Springtown, Texas; youngest daughter Ann Bradshaw and husband Charlie of Krum, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Ruth was a loving, caring Christian woman who was loved and cherished by her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all that her life ever touched.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight, Monday, March 6, at Dalton & Son Funeral Home in Lewisville.

Service will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at Temple Baptist Church, 201 W. Main St., Lewisville, Texas 75057. Interment to follow at Old Hall Cemetery.

Deborah Hall

Deborah Hall, 48, of Denton, died in the first week of March, 2000, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include her parents, Phillip and Barbara Morgan of Argyle, son Bryan Bolerjack; daughter Terri Wendt; sisters, Pamela Moore and Susan Ware; brothers, Robert Hall and Phillip Morgan; grandfather, Joseph Mihay; nieces and nephews.

Oak Cliff Funeral Home in Dallas is in charge of arrangements.

Jo Ann King

Jo Ann King, 50, of Denton died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at her home.

Service was at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 7, in the chapel of Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home.

Mrs. King was born March 23, 1949, in Colorado City, Texas, to James Wilburn and Mallie Lou (Rice) Wallace.

She was a quality control inspector for American Telephone and Telegraph Co.

Survivors include her husband, Clint Swafford of Denton; mother, Mallie Caldwell of Colorado City; sons, James Britton Sanderer of Gulfport, Miss., and Brian Chase King of Haslet; brother, Ronald Wallace of Colorado City; and six grandchildren.
 

Earl Johnson

Decatur - Earl C. Johnson, 78, of Decatur, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth.

He was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Arkansas City, Kan. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service.

Mr. Johnson was an active member of Decatur Church of Christ.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Decatur Church of Christ. Robert Isham will officiate. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport.

Pallbearers will be Phil Johnson, Alvin Baker, Ron Choate, Dennis Moffit, Bob Hussey and Pat Collins.

The family will be at Coker Funeral Home from 7 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, March 7, for visitation.

Survivors include three sons, Tommy Johnson of Palmer, Curt Johnson of Haltom City, and Alan Johnson of Decatur; one brother, Glen Johnson of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. His wife of 52 years, LaMoyne Johnson, died in 1999.

Roger McLean

Lake Bridgeport - Roger Dale McLean, 45, of Lake Bridgeport, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 15, 1954, in Jackson, Tenn.

Mr. McLean was employed as a clerk by Circle H Barbecue in Decatur.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Raymond Johns will officiate.

The family will be at Coker Funeral Home from 7 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, March 7, for visitation.

Survivors include his father, Herman McLean of Quinlan; and three brothers, Leonard McLean and Wesley McLean, both of Quinlan, and Howie McLean of Chico.

Sue E. Nordstrom

Sue Evodia Nordstrom, 88, of Denton, Texas, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Denton Good Samaritan Village.

She was born June 29, 1911, in Brainerd, Minn., to John and Hannah Carlson. She graduated as valedictorian from Brainerd High School. She then moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where she attended the McPhail School of Music and the University of Minnesota where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

Survivors include a daughter, Gayle Lewis and husband Chuck of Argyle, Texas; two sons, John Nordstrom and wife Lois of Carlsbad, Calif., and Steven Nordstrom and wife Jeana of New York City, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Barry, Scott and Wendy Nordstrom of California, Susie Knecht and Matthew Lewis of Denton County and Laura Burkinshaw of California; five great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Lyndsey and triplets, Patrick, Michael and Claire, all of Denton County.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Crystal Lake Funeral Home in Minneapolis, Minn. Burial will follow at the Crystal Lake Cemetery.

The family has requested that memorials be made to Olive Rydell Music Fund, in care of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2200 Fremont Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn. 55411.

DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

Leslie Rogers 

Leslie Rogers, 28, of Denton died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Denton.

She was born Oct. 4, 1971, in Denton to Louis Rogers and Celet Brown.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, in Mount Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.E. Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Peoples Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her children, Brandon Rogers and Briana Rogers, both of Denton; brothers, Jimmy Rogers of Austin and Gary Johnson of Covina, Calif.; and sisters, Debbie Rogers, Joyce Rogers, Pamela Rogers and Stephanie Rogers, all of Denton. Her parents are deceased.

Ruby Houston

Lewisville - Ruby Houston, 103, of Lewisville, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 6, 1896, in Sanger, to Younger Scott Ready Sr. and Rosa Lee Holcomb Ready. She married Howard L. Houston on Jan. 8, 1918, in Lewisville. He died May 23, 1959.

Mrs. Houston was the oldest living member of First United Methodist Church in Lewisville where she taught Sunday School classes for 35 years.

Survivors include a brother, Scott Ready of Lewisville; one granddaughter; one daughter-in-law; and one niece.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at First United Methodist Church in Lewisville. The Rev. John Mollet will officiate. Interment will follow in Old Hall Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 907 West Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067.

Harold King

Fort Worth - Harold B. King, 76, of Fort Worth died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at Sanger Cemetery with Dr. E.L. McNeal officiating.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Wednesday, March 8, at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger.

Memorials may be made to Sanger Public Library, P.O. Box 578, 501 Bolivar St., Sanger, Texas 76266.

Mr. King was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Sanger. He served in the Air Force during World War II and was a member of Bolivar Masonic Lodge No. 418.

Survivors include his wife, Billie D. King of Fort Worth; daughter, Kaaran Frank of Arlington; sister, Bobbie Jo Odin of Keene; and two grandchildren.

Jeremy Landreth

Arlington - Jeremy Barrett Landreth, 21, of Arlington, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Dallas.

He was born May 24, 1978, in Opelika, Ala., to Larry E. and Roxana L. (Tilley) Landreth. He was a member of First Methodist Church in Springtown.

Survivors include his mother, Roxana Denman of Arlington; father and step-mother, Larry E. and Connie Landreth of Coppell; three sisters, Amy Marie Enos of North Richland Hills, Carrie Allen of Auburn University, and Stacie Rhenee Sprabary of Euless; two brothers, Scott Ryan Landreth of Coppell and Ricky Wayne Denman of Haltom City; grandparents, William and Mary Landreth of Niceville, Fla., and Patty Daniel of Weatherford; great-grandmother, Mac Landreth of West Point, Ga.; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at First Baptist Church of Coppell. The Revs. Darren Walker and Steven Gibbs will officiate. Interment will follow in Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight, Wednesday, March 8, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville.

Nancy Yale Moore

The Colony - Nancy Yale Moore, 55, of The Colony, Texas, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Carrollton.

Mrs. Moore was born Feb. 2, 1945, in Houston, Texas.

She worked in Denton for the Denton Record-Chronicle.

She is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Lewis and her husband Ronnie and Melanie Latshaw and her husband Mark; one son, Lloyd ``Wes" Moore and his wife Yvette; three grandchildren, Clinton Moore, Briannon Lake and Nikki Latshaw; two brothers, Jessie Adams and Buddy Yale; sister, Shirley Henderson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight, Wednesday, March 8, at Dalton & Son Funeral Home in Lewisville.

Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in Dalton & Son Funeral Chapel with Dr. Michael Waco officiating.

Euless Brackeen 

Euless Craig Brackeen, of Denton, former owner of Craig's Camera Shop in Arlington, died Monday, March 6, 2000.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Service will be at noon today, Thursday, March 9, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Dallas.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Survivors include one brother, Clifton R. Brackeen; and several nieces and nephews.

Ruby Crump

Ruby Carl (DeHay) Crump, 88, of Denton died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

Mrs. Crump was born Feb. 18, 1912, in Waco to Carl and Mary DeHay. She was a member of Ferndale Baptist Church of Dallas.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 10, at China Springs Cemetery in China Springs.

Viewing will be this afternoon, Thursday, March 9, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.

Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Upchurch of Denton, Penny Platt of Dallas and Joyce Zuber Ridgefield of Washington; sister, Johnnie Dennis of Hewitt; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Minnie Sikes

Minnie C. Sikes, 93, of Denton died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Sikes was born Oct. 22, 1906, in Denton County to William T. and Mable Elizabeth (Pace) Cunningham. She married Archie E. Sikes Nov. 1, 1924, in Denton. Mr. Sikes died April 3, 1976.

She was a clerk for Shraders Pharmacy for over 22 years and prior to that she worked at the Walt Parker Sports Center. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Palmer and the Rev. Jerry Putnam officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Cross Roads.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Thursday, March 9, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Shrader, Walt Parker, Dr. J. David Thomas, Randy Burch, Andy Sikes and Larry Henry.

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

Survivors include her daughter, Betty Burch of Denton; son, Bob Sikes of Denton; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Willie Seals

Justin - Willie Mae Pennington Seals, 87, of Justin died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

Mrs. Seals was born April 20, 1913, in Justin to William Robert and Lena Agnes Pennington. She graduated from Ponder High School and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ponder, where she was church clerk for many years. She was a member of Women's Missionary Union.

She married George Thomas "Bud" Seals Dec. 24, 1930, in Marietta, Okla.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, in First Baptist Church in Ponder with the Rev. Kim Broadstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Justin Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight, Thursday, March 9, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.

Survivors include her husband of Justin; two sons, Billy George Seals and Bobby Leon Seals, both of Justin; two brothers, Henry Donald Pennington of Justin and Joe Frank Pennington of Bridgeport; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Helon Wyatt

Helon Wyatt, born May 5, 1921, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Denton, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Wyatt.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria and husband Glen Whitaker of Denton; son, Bobby and wife Suzanne Wyatt of Aurora, Colo.; five grandchildren, Robin Mortensen of Coppell, Jeana Owens of Lewisville, Stephanie Friday of Denton, Drusilla Lindsey of Aurora, Colo., and Matt Wyatt of Dallas; one brother, Harold Borden; a host of loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. ``Until we meet again at the gates of heaven, your love will sustain us forever."

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, in Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas with the Rev. Joe Boorman officiating. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park.

David G. Irick

David G. Irick, 68, of Denton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Irick was born June 21, 1931, in Aubrey, to John David and Mary Susan (Mohon) Irick. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Marjorie Sturdevant on June 12, 1954, in Denton.

Mr. Irick was a former member of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Mayflower Society and the Sons of the American Revolution. He retired from Morris-Irick Woodworks and was currently caretaker of Belew Cemetery.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Bell Avenue Church. The Rev. Buddy Owens will officiate. Interment will follow at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey.

The family will be at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight, Friday, March 10, for visitation.

Pallbearers will be Gary Starr, Terry Starr, Ronnie Starr, Jim Morris, Donald Bell, Kenneth Looper, Ray Reynolds, Jim Nichols, H.F. Burke and Bill Davis.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; two daughters, Dava Norris of Shady Shores and Wendolyn Yeakley of Denton; son, J.W. Irick of Slidell; and three grandchildren. One sister, Geneva Mae Starr, and his parents are deceased.

Joe Calvin Durham

Argyle - Joe Calvin Durham, 69, of Argyle died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Denton.

Mr. Durham was born Feb. 15, 1931.

He married Mary Sue Durham July 11, 1953, in Terral, Okla. He was a retired ironworker.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at DeBerry Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.Y. Durham officiating. Burial will be at Graham-Argyle Cemetery in Argyle.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton from 7 to 8 tonight, Friday, March 10, for visitation.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Tarrer, Tracey Hacker, Dustin Durham, Scott Bishop, Randy Good, Joel Morris, Billy Gwartney, Ricky Willeby.

Survivors include his wife of Argyle; daughters, Kathy Stapleton of Brownsville and Lela Durham of Argyle; sons, Marvin Durham of Denton and Ray Durham of Argyle; and 10 grandchildren.

Weldon Bollinger

Alvord - Weldon Bollinger, 68, of Alvord died Wednesday, March 8, 2000.

Mr. Bollinger was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Rockdale. He worked in mobile home sales and service.

Graveside service was 10 a.m. today, Friday, March 10, at Alvord Cemetery with Phillip Yoder officiating. Coker Funeral Home of Decatur was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Doris of Alvord; two sons, David Speed Bollinger of Grapevine and Leeman Ray Bollinger; and one grandchild.

Saturday,  March 11, 2000

Alexa McFarland 

Alexa L. McFarland, 78, of Denton died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at a Denton hospital.

Memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. today, Saturday, March 11, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Donald Johnson will officiate. Interment will be at the church.

David G. Irick

David G. Irick, 68, of Denton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Irick was born June 21, 1931, in Aubrey, to John David and Mary Susan (Mohon) Irick. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Marjorie Sturdevant on June 12, 1954, in Denton.

Mr. Irick was a former member of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Mayflower Society and the Sons of the American Revolution. He retired from Morris-Irick Woodworks and was currently caretaker of Belew Cemetery.

Service will be 11 a.m. today, Saturday, March 11, at Bell Avenue Church. The Rev. Buddy Owens will officiate. Interment will follow at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey.

Pallbearers will be Gary Starr, Terry Starr, Ronnie Starr, Jim Morris, Donald Bell, Kenneth Looper, Ray Reynolds, Jim Nichols, H.F. Burke and Bill Davis.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; two daughters, Dava Norris of Shady Shores and Wendolyn Yeakley of Denton; son, J.W. Irick of Slidell; and three grandchildren. One sister, Geneva Mae Starr, and his parents are deceased.


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