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Rosa Anderson 

Rosa Anderson, 68, of Denton died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at her home. 

She was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Archer City to Earl and Annie Philips. She married Clovis B. Anderson, who preceded her in death. 

She was a health aide for Heritage Oaks Health Service. 

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with the Rev. Rusty Hudson officiating. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Freeway, Suite 130, Irving, Texas 75062. 

Survivors include one daughter, Felia Sue Anderson of Dallas, and one son, Clinton Brent Anderson of Aubrey.

Celestia McNeil 

Celestia Slagle McNeil, 93, of Denton, formerly of Panhandle, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village. 

She was born Aug. 6, 1906, to Hiram and Narcissus Slagle in Worth County, Mo. She married Cecil Kyle McNeil in Pampa in 1924. He died in 1992. 

She was Methodist. 

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Panhandle Cemetery in Panhandle with the Rev. Doug Harvey officiating. 

DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements. 

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

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Lou Dennis of Apache, Okla.; two sons, Arlen A. McNeil of Denton and Marvin McNeil of Buda; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Xavion Murray 

Xavion Kentrell Murray, the 4-month-old son of Carl and Michele Murray of Denton, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Denton. 

He was born Dec. 6, 1999, in Denton. 

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10, in Roselawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, April 9, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. 

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Eltis Cambrishae Murray of Denton; four stepbrothers, Leonard Carey, Carl Carey, Rodriquiz Carey, Jacobia Carey, all of Denton; grandparents, Carl and Elmira Murray and Brenda and Gary Ward; and great-grandmothers, Rose Jackson and Ollie Bell Kendrick.

Trevor Venables 

Huntsville -- Trevor Venables, 27, of Huntsville died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

He was born Dec. 28, 1972, in Houston to Michael and Louise Venables. He was attending Sam Houston State University. 

Mr. Venables was a member of First Baptist Church of Huntsville. 

Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, at First Baptist Church of Denton. Drs. Jeff Williams, Oran Nabors and Charlotte Nabors will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. 

DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. 

Pallbearers will be Thomas Venables, Dick Venables, Tommy Venables, Barney Venables, Marcus Canonico and Jacob Canonico. 

Memorials may be made to the library of First Baptist Church of Huntsville or First Baptist Church Intercessary Prayer Ministry of Denton. 

Survivors include his parents, Michael P. Venables of Denton, and Louise and Bob Murray of Huntsville; a sister, Crissy V. Gaudin of Huntsville; and grandmothers, Florice Venables of Denton and Helen Canonico of Meridan.

Loval Ashworth 

Alvord -- Loval Evalena Ashworth, 92, of Alvord died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Decatur. 

She was born Aug. 29, 1907, in Sunset. She married Cloyd Leander Ashworth in Alvord in 1926. 

She was retired, and she was a member of the Church of Christ. 

Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Burial will be at Alvord Cemetery in Alvord. 

Pallbearers will be Charles Ford, Bill Sorrell, Charles Barton and Stacy Bassinger. 

Survivors include two sons, Earl Ashworth of Portor and Leon Ashworth of Snyder; four daughters, Lavonia Sorrell of Alvord, Lavorn Cunningham of Mineral Wells, Louise Ford of Graham and Sue Barton of Minden, La.; three sisters, Nevela Echols of Garland, Ozema Beaver of Waurika, Okla., and Jewell Dinnard of Waurika, Okla.; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

John Bunnell 

Decatur -- John N. Bunnell, 84, of Decatur died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Decatur. 

He was born June 27, 1915, in Monticello, Ind. He was married to Daphne Bunnell for 63 years; she preceded him in death. 

Mr. Bunnell was retired, and was a member of First Christian Church. He also was an avid orchid horticulturist. 

Service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Carolyn Herbert will officiate. Burial will be at IOOF Riverview Cemetery in Monticello, Ind. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the funeral home. 

Survivors include a daughter, Kay Polone of Decatur; two brothers, Don Bunnell of Kokomo, Ind., and Eddie Bunnell of Young Harris, Ga.; two sisters, Betty Wagoner of Lafayette, Ind., and Ellen Low of Monticello, Ind.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Albert L. Scaff

Gainesville - Albert Leroy Scaff, 85, of Gainesville died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Gainesville. 

He was born June 28, 1914, in Sulphur, Okla. He married Tommie Jo Driskell in Decatur. She is deceased. 

Mr. Scaff was a member of Flatwood Baptist Church in Decatur and retired from maintenance for Texas Utilities, TXU. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Flatwood Baptist Church in Decatur with Mark King officiating, assisted by Greg Johnson. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, No. 1, Decatur. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. 

Pallbearers will be Ray Driskell, Barry Scaff, Johnny Scaff, Paul Bandy, Gary Lasater and Buddy Lasater. 

Survivors include one son, Allen Scaff of Gainesville; brother, Edward Scaff of Brownwood; sister, Alvina Scaff Cox of Temple; and two grandchildren. 

Jimmie Simmons

Chico - Jimmie Dale Simmons, 46, of Chico died Friday, April 7, 2000, at his home. 

He was born Oct. 9, 1953, in Dallas. 

He was a chef. 

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with Ray Wells officiating. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Monday, April 10, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. 

Survivors include two sons, Matthew Simmons and Sean Simmons of Chico; daughter, Sarah Simmons of Chico; two brothers; and four sisters. 

Stella C. Roberts

Stella Christina Miller Roberts died Sunday, April 9, 2000. She was 93. 

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in Cindy Nichols Chapel, First Baptist Church, Denton, with the Rev. Cliff Feeler officiating, followed by interment at Roselawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home. 

"Stella'' was born to John and Rhoda Emmaline (Gross) Miller on Aug. 13, 1906, in Terrell, Texas. On Christmas Eve, 1928, she married H.D. Roberts, who preceded her in death in May 1965. In January 1938, Stella and H.D. moved to Denton with their two young daughters, Anna Louise and Elizabeth, and began a life of service to church, community, and Denton public schools. 

"Mam-Ma'' was a source of boundless love and enthusiasm to the countless young people whose lives she touched. She forever blessed the lives of everyone who knew her and loved her. Saved by God's Grace, her life was a true witness to Christ through her endless love, unwavering faith, gentle compassion and firm conviction. 

She is survived by her youngest brother, Gene Miller of Fort Worth, the last of seven brothers and sisters. She is also survived by her greatest pride and joy, her daughters and their families. Her eldest daughter, Anna Louise Roberts, married to Dr. T.C. Lewis, Jr., of Sherman, gave Mam-Ma her first 
grandchildren: Sharon Kay Lewis and her partner Amy Lynn Oleson; Elizabeth Diann Lewis and her husband, Thomas Kane, have two daughters, Allison Kane Lewis and Amy Kane Lewis; and James Carroll Lewis, II, his wife, Pam, and their son, James Carroll "Trey'' Lewis, III. Her younger daughter, Elizabeth "Liz'' Roberts married Brooks Glenwood "Woody'' Bays (Col., USAF(Ret.) in 1957 and after a life in military service, they now reside in Denton. Their children Brooks G. Bays, Jr. and his partner James R. Ness, David Miller Bays, his wife, Susan and their children, John David and Christian Marie; and Alex Loard Bays, his wife, Yvonne and their children, Elizabeth Ashley and Adam Loard. 

We joyfully celebrate her life with us on earth and her eternal life with Christ in Heaven. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Bayless-Selby Restoration, Courthouse on the Square. 

Grandchildren will be pallbearers. 

Helen Meredith 

Helen Meredith, 85, of Denton, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home in Denton. The Rev. Gary Mueller will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. 

She was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Bells, to Earl C. and Dove Savage Kimbrough. She married Cecil T. Meredith on March 13, 1937. He died Jan. 21, 1975. 

She was a graduate of Sherman High School and attended North Texas State Teachers College, now University of North Texas. 

Mrs. Meredith was retired from Lone Star Gas. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include a sister, Faye Hartsfield of Mount Hollie, N.C.; nieces and nephews. 

Justin Lummus 

Dallas -- Justin Doyle Lummus, infant son of Leonard and Angela Lummus of Dallas, was stillborn Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital 

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 11, at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman, with the Rev. Nanette Wyatt officiating. 

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana is in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include his parents of Dallas; grandparents, Judy and Roy Allen of Denton, Walter and Bonnie Lummus of Channelview and Bill and Charlene Williams of Dayton; and great-grandparent, Stella Dubose of Streetman. 

Marguerite McLain 

Lubbock -- Marguerite L. McLain, 94, of Lubbock, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Lakeside Rehab in Lubbock. 

She was born Sept. 9, 1904, in North Little Rock, Ark. She married Harold C. McLain on Nov. 4, 1937. He is deceased. She moved to California in 1983, later to San Angelo and to Lubbock in 1998. She was a homemaker. 

Mrs. McLain was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo. 

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m today, Tuesday, April 12, in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Ken Horn will officiate. Coker Funeral Home of Decatur is in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include a brother, Hillary Alan Leslie of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Florine Calhoun 

Florine Marie Calhoun, 72, of Denton died Monday, April 10, 2000, in Denton. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, in Morse Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Tucker Sr., officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. 

The family will be at Peoples Funeral Home from 7 to 8 tonight, Thursday, April 13, for visitation. 

Mrs. Calhoun was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Denton to Carrie Fora Ector and Jim James Jones. She married Leroy Calhoun in August, 1952. 

She was a member of St. Andrew Church of God in Christ in Denton. 

Survivors include her husband of Denton; son, Carl Lee Calhoun of Grand Prairie; brother, Charlie Jones of Denton; sisters, Earnestine Taylor of Austin and Louise Parker of The Colony; and two adopted grandsons. 

Willie Conaway 

Willie Conaway, 87, of Denton died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, in Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Ed Cook and Mark Worley officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. 

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and sons-in-law. 

Mrs. Conaway was born Nov. 18, 1912, in Carrollton to Ennis Ward and Mary Elizabeth Chapman Taylor. She married H.E. "Shorty" Conaway May 11, 1935, in Sherman. Mr. Conaway died Nov. 15, 1970. 

She retired from Denton State School. Mrs. Conaway was Baptist and a homemaker. 

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Ennis of Denton, Gail Rhoten of Fort Worth and Sharlett Gameson of Lewisville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

A brother, Olon L. Taylor died October 1998, and a grandson, John Gameson died Aug. 31, 1996. 

Cleo Graves 

Mountain Springs - Cleo Graves, 88, of Mountain Springs died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital. 

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, in Clement-Keel Chapel in Gainesville with the Rev. Milton Pledger officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Mountain Springs. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Thursday, April 13, at the funeral home. 

Mr. Graves was born Nov. 21, 1911, in Denton County and married Lilly Mildred Dotson Oct. 10, 1929, in Marietta, Okla. 

He was a grocer, carpenter and farmer in the Mountain Springs area for over 40 years. Mr. Graves was Baptist and a member of Gainesville Antique Car Club. 

Survivors include two sons, Darnell and Jerry Graves, both of Mountain Springs; daughter, Lawana Peyrot of Hood; brother, Earl Graves of Waco; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. 

Christine Hoff 

Highland Village - Christine Hoff, 70, of Highland Village died Friday, April 7, 2000, at her home. 

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, in Dalton & Son Funeral Chapel in Lewisville with Dr. Michael Waco officiating. 

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

Mrs. Hoff was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Palmer to Bert and Olive Wadley. 

She was a member of The Greater Lewisville Newcomers Club, The Resume Club and a past member of Highland Village Women's Club. She loved fine arts and traveling throughout the world. 

Survivors include three daughters, Kelli Zumwalt, Cynthia Struble and Gail Schroeder; sister, Beatha Thompson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Her husband, Donald E. Hoff, is deceased. 

Randy Smith 

Little Elm - Randy Ray Smith, 40, of Little Elm died Sunday, April 9, 2000, in a Grand Prairie hospital. 

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey with the Rev. Steve McPherson officiating. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Thursday, April 13, at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton. 

Mr. Smith born Jan. 21, 1960, in Grand Prairie to Cecil and Wanda Jo (Harris) Smith. 

He was a truck driver. 

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Ann Smith of Little Elm; two sons, Eric Douglas of Arlington; and Shay Smith of Little Elm; four stepdaughters, Jeanie Briers of Little Elm, Misty Brown of Denton, Tammy Abshire and Kristi Gathright, both of Lake Dallas; brother, Michael Smith of Plano; and one grandchild.

Odessa Carter 

Odessa Evelyn Carter, 71, of Denton died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at her home. 

Mrs. Carter was born June 10, 1928, in Ponder. 

Survivors include two sons, Jim Littrell of Lewisville and Willie J. Littrell of Denton; three daughters, Barbara Dietzman 
of Justin, Catherine Patton of Krum and Louise Foss of Austin; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, in Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Chapel in Denton with the Rev. Mark Bowles officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery in Denton. 

Family visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight, Friday, April 14, in Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home in Denton. 

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

Eva Whisenhunt 

Krum - Eva Joan Whisenhunt, 72, of Krum died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. 

She was born July 19, 1927, in Kilgore to Emmett Dawson Price and Mattie Ona Coursey Price. 

She attended Paducah High School in Paducah, and married Robert B. Whisenhunt on March 19, 1944, in Paducah. 

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Jackson Cemetery in Krum with the Rev. John Stout officiating. 

DeBerry Funeral Directors of Denton are in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include her husband of Krum; two daughters, Elaine Conner of Moore, Okla., and Darlene Rutledge of Krum; sister, Ona 
Yvonne Thomas of Moore, Okla.; brother, Emmett Edward Price of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Sandra Brewster 

Sandra Brewster, 47, of Winona, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Tyler Hospital. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at North Tenneha Church of Christ in Tyler. Bro. Terry Baze will officiate. Burial will be in Waters Bluff Cemetery in Winona. John R. Harmon Undertaking of Tyler is in charge of arrangements. 

Pallbearers will be Winfred Arps Jr., Ronnie Williams, Rodney Rogers, Michael Holmes, Jerrold Holmes, Brandon Jackson, Patrick 
Phillips and Edward Stewart. 

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the New Testament Church of Christ. 

The family will be at 16630 County Road 363 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 14, for visitation. 

She was born Aug. 23, 1952, in Smith County, to Rudolph and Odie Phillips. She became a member of the Waters Bluff CME Church 
at an early age. She attended Gladewater High School and continued her education at the University of North Texas, where 
she earned a bachelor of arts degree. She attended the Mount Pilgrim CME Church and subsequently fellowshipped with the 
Simmons Street Church of Christ. She was a charter member of the UNT chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, and assisted in establishing the Texas Woman's University chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho. Sandra worked in the investment banking industry in Houston and California. She retuned to Winona in 1994 to care for her parents. 

Survivors include her parents of Winona; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Dennis Stephens of Denton and Brenda 
and Curtis Jenkins of Richardson; two nieces, Denise and Janae Stephens of Denton; and Sean and Cameron Jenkins of Richardson; 
and a host of other relatives and friends.

Elvia R. Cole 

Gainesville - Elvia Ruth Milligan Cole, 87, of Gainesville died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital. 

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Pilot Point Community Cemetery in Pilot Point with the Dr. Joe Pool, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Gainesville officiating. 

No visitation is planned. 

Mrs. Cole was born Nov. 28, 1912, in Aubrey to Marion Claude and Emogene Kemp Milligan. She married Curtis O. Cole in 1944 in Robstown, Texas. 

She received a bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in education from North Texas State Teachers College in Denton, now the University of North Texas. She taught first grade and kindergarten in the Robstown and Corpus Christi school districts for 40 years. 

Mrs. Cole was a 50-year member of First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi and a Sunday school teacher for 26 years. 

Following her retirement, she served as a hospital volunteer at Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi for a number of years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for over 50 years, and a member of Texas Retired Teacher's Association. 

She lived in Gainesville in recent years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Gainesville. 

Her husband, Curtis O. Cole died in 1963. 

Survivors include a niece, Melinda Cheatham of Gainesville; and two great-nieces, Cory Cheatham of Gainesville and Chaney Cheatham of Lubbock. 

Annie Davis 

Annie Vera Davis, 94, of Denton died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 

She was born July 16, 1905, in Spruce Pine, Ala., to James Anderson Brewer and Annie Laura McRight Brewer. 

Mrs. Davis was a homemaker. She attended Pearl Street Church of Christ. 

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Sanger Cemetery in Sanger. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, April 15, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. 

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling Drive, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 
75230-1258. 

Survivors include a daughter, Nelda Stinson of Denton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One son, Billie Edd Long, died in 1993. 

Willie Foster 

Decatur -- Willie Mae Foster, 91, of Decatur died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Sunny Hills Nursing Center in Decatur. 

She was born July 7, 1908, in Stoney. She married W.L. Foster Sept. 2, 1929, in Decatur. He died in 1948. 

Mrs. Foster was a retired secretary for Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She was a member of the First 
Baptist Church in Decatur.

Graveside service was held at 10 a.m. today, April 15, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Jerry Miller officiated, Jack 
Gatewood assisted. Coker Funeral Home of Decatur was in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include a brother, George Cunnius of Decatur; two sisters, Florene Green of Decatur and Lorene Green of 
Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.

Eunice Hilton 

Decatur -- Eunice Edna Hilton, 85, of Decatur died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Decatur Convalescent Center. 

She was born Nov. 14, 1914, in DeKalb. She married Homer Leo Hilton on May 18, 1933, in Texarkana, Ark. He died Feb. 5, 2000. 

Mrs. Hilton was a retired seamstress for Lorch-Westway Manufacturing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur and the Rebecca Lodge. 

Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, in the chapel of Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Jack Gatewood will 
officiate. Burial will be in Preskitt Cemetery in Wise County. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, April 15, at the funeral home. 

Survivors include one son, Ronald Hilton of Houston; one daughter, Patricia Hilton of Bluefield, W.Va.; 10 
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Two sons, Jerry and Michael Hilton, are deceased. 

J.L. Schindler 

Pilot Point -- J.L. "Jodie" Schindler, 88, of Pilot Point died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Sherman. 

He was born Feb. 13, 1912, in Grayson County to Joseph George and Annie Bodovsky Schindler. He married Mary Lee Allen on Dec. 17, 1997. 

He was a farmer. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, in St. Thomas Catholic Church in Pilot Point. The Rev. 
Don Brennan, O.S.A., will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery in Pilot Point. 

Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 16, in the chapel of Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point. 

Survivors include his wife of Pilot Point; two sons, W.E. "Bill" Schindler of Collinsville and George Schindler of 
Tioga; one stepson, David Spratt of Plano; one stepdaughter, Sally Jo Grissom of Longview; one sister, Velma Schindler of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

His first wife, Ruby Jones Schindler, died in 1996. One daughter, Betty Jo Schindler, died in 1954. One sister, 
Lorene Tischler, and one brother, Charles Schindler, are deceased. 

Alma Wallace 

Lewisville -- Alma Wallace, 96, of Lewisville, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at the Medical Center of Lewisville. 

She was born Oct. 25, 1903, in Pinetuckey, Ala., to M.F. and Sarah Jane Warren Legal. She married Paul T. Wallace, who died Jan. 27, 1973. 

Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church in Edgewood and the Order of Eastern Star in Lewisville. 

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. Joe Zinser will 
officiate. Burial will be in Old Hall Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, April 15, at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Survivors include a daughter, Geneva Dixon of Dallas; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Wayland Whitted 

Marshall Creek -- Wayland Whitted, 72, of Marshall Creek died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Baylor Medical Center in 
Grapevine. 

He was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Healdton, Okla., to Lincoln Joseph and Edna Finley Whitted. He married Ellen M. Herr on June 14, 1975, in Lewisville. 

Mr. Whitted worked as a commercial welder and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Flower Mound. 

Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Flower Mound. Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Flower Mound Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. 

Memorials may be made to the Worldwide Bible Educational Work. 

Survivors include his wife of Marshall Creek; five daughters, Jackie Martin of Rockport, Betty Tomlin of Canton, Donna Couch of Mt. Pleasant, Angela Johnson of Dallas, and Deniece Welch of Grand Prairie; two sons, Mike Waitman of Dibble, Okla., and Alain Herr; a sister, Kathryn Fondren of Duncan, Okla.; two brothers, Garland Whitted of Flower Mound and Bobby Whitted of Wichita Falls; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Owen J. Landers 

Aurora -- Owen Jerral Landers, mayor of Aurora, Texas, left this earth to be with his Lord after a long battle with cancer on April 13, 2000. He was fourth of eight children born August 14, 1922, to Oren and Dosia Landers in Sanger, Texas. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He moved to Hurst, Texas, in 1955, and worked as maintenance supervisor for Bell Helicopter for 33 years. He was a member of Local Union #218. Upon retiring in 1983 he moved to Aurora, Texas. He was elected mayor and held that public office unopposed for over 13 years until his death. One of his proudest accomplishments in office was getting Emergency 911 System in place for his community. Until becoming ill he was active in Community Christmas Pals, delivering groceries and gifts to needy families. Never sitting still, his last project in life was helping rebuild Grace Baptist Church in Newark, Texas, after a fire. He hammered, sawed, and climbed ladders until his health would no longer allow it, and even then he would show up to instruct and help anyway he could. The Lord made sure he would live to see it finished.

The family extends a Special Thanks to Joyce Cantrell and to Vitas Hospice for all their love and care.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jorlene Landers; daughters, Cheryl Landers Colllins and Cathy Landers Hale; father, Oren Landers; mother, Dosia Landers; brothers, Herman Lewis, Johnnie and Nolan Landers; and sister, Janie Snow.

He is surved by son Jerral F. Landers and his wife Lynnette Landers of Hurst, Texas; grandsons, Cory Landers of Corpus Christi, Kelly Landers and Cody Landers of Hurst; granddaughters, MichelleHarris and Misty Collins of Hurst; sisters, Marie Calvert of Fort Worth, Kay Whistler and brother-in-law Bob Whistler of Decatur, Texas; sisters-in-law, Marie Landers and Mae Landers of Denton, Colleen Landers of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews and great friends.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Whistler, Harold Landers, Donnie Landers, Tim Landers, John Green and Chuck Rinehart.

The family will receive frineds from 3 to 5 Sunday, April 16, at Christian-Hawkins Fneral Home in Boyd.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 17, at Grace Baptist Church in Newark. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Bluebonnet Cemetery in Colleyville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Grace Baptist Church, Newark, Texas, so their work will continue to feed the body and soul as it did for Owen.


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