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Ola Davidson 

Sanger -- Ola Marie Kirkland Davidson, 90, of Sanger died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Denton Good Samaritan Village.

She was born April 11, 1910, in Sanger to T.R. Kirkland and Mary Bessie Carlton Kirkland. She married Frank Hall on 
April 4, 1925. He died in 1990.

She was a retired sales clerk for Sears and Roebuck Co. She won the Sears salesperson of the year award in 1967. She was a charter member of Central Baptist Church.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Central Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Cox and Dr. James Singleton will officiate. Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery in Krum.

Pallbearers will be David Finley, Kerry Finley, Craig Hall, Douglas Hall, Matt Hall, Jeremy LaBelle, Michael Sergeant and K.K. Finley.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Schmitz-Floyd-Anderson Funeral Home in Denton.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette Gresham of Sanger; a son, Frank D. Hall of Keller; five grandchildren; 15 
great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Albert Pelzel

Pilot Point --Albert E. Pelzel, 86, of Pilot Point died Friday, April 14, 2000, at his home.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Williams

Robert Lee ``Bobby" Williams, 94, of Denton died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in Arlington.

Mr. Williams was born Jan. 6, 1906, in Dawson to Gary Williams and Kate Davis. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with 
the Rev. M.R. Chew officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will be at Peoples Funeral Home in Denton from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, for visitation.

Survivors include daughters, Fannie Kate Williams of Arlington and Bobbye Louise Gilbert of Midland; sisters, Mary Frances Thomas of Oakland, Calif., Mary Ransom and Annie White, both of Dallas; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Albert Pelzel

Pilot Point Albert Edmund Pelzel, 86, of Pilot Point died Friday, April 14, 2000. in Pilot Point.

Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, in St. Thomas Catholic Church in Pilot Point with the Rev. Don Brennan, O.S.A., officiating. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Rosary service will be at 7 tonight, Monday, April 17, in St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Keith Johnson, Daryl Johnson, James Pelzel, Nicholas Martinez, Matthew Martinez and Terry Pelzel.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pelzel was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Grayson County to Frank and Mary Magdalena 
Hoegerl Pelzel. He married Clara Frances Zipperer Feb. 1, 1939, in Pilot Point. She died 
Dec. 19, 1996.

He was a farmer and worked for Farm Service Agency for a number of years,

Mr. Pelzel was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and was active in St. Thomas Men's Club, Knights of Columbus and AARP. He was a charter member and longtime director of St. Thomas Cemetery Association and was past president of the Pilot Point Independent School Board.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry and Leon Pelzel of Pilot Point and Morris Pelzel of Ferdinand, Ind.; two daughters, Barbara Johnson and Nancy Martinez, both of Krum; 16  grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Ola Davidson

Sanger Ola Marie Kirkland Davidson, 90, of Sanger died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Denton Good Samaritan Village. 

Mrs. Davidson was born April 11, 1910, in Sanger to T.R. Kirkland and Mary Bessie (Carlton) Kirkland. She married Frank Hall on April 4, 1925. He died in 1990. 

She was a retired sales clerk for Sears and  Roebuck Co. 

Mrs. Davidson was a charter member of Central Baptist Church. She won the Sears salesperson of the year award in 1967. 

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Central Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Cox and Dr. James Singleton will officiate. Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery in Krum. 

Pallbearers will be David Finley, Kerry Finley, Craig Hall, Douglas Hall, Matt Hall, Jeremy LaBelle, Michael Sergeant and K.K. Finley. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 tonight, Monday, April 17, at Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home in Denton. 

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Floyd Gresham of Sanger; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank D. and Carol Hall of Keller; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. 

Mary Earl Jones 

Mary Earl Jones, 79, of Denton died Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Denton Community Hospital. 

She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Denton. 

Mrs. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church of Port Arthur, Texas State Teacher's Association and American Association of University Women. 

She retired from Woodrow Wilson Junior High in Port Arthur. 

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with the Rev. John Stout officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, April 18, at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the Emily Fowler Public Library. 

Survivors include one brother, Burnice Jones of Whitesboro; two nieces; and three nephews. 

Nida Lewis 

Nida Lewis, 100, of Denton died Monday, April 17, 2000, in the Vintage Retirement Center. 

She was born July 9, 1899, in Clarksville to William E. and Rosie Pearl Smith. She married Luther Daniel Lewis in March 1919in Clarksville. Mr. Lewis is deceased. 

She was a member of Lone Star Congregational Methodist Church in Clarksville. 

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with the Rev. Don Shovan and the Rev. Ned Chipley officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m., Thursday in Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth. 

Pallbearers will be Ray, Danny, David Jerry, and Rickey Lewis, DeWayne Heffley, Robby Lewis and Chuck Lewis. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to Lone Star Congregational Methodist Church, Route 1, Box 397, Clarksville, Texas 75246. 

Survivors include one daughter, Bernice Heffley of Denton; 10 sons, Chesley, L.D. Jr., Arvil, Joe, Howard, and Charlie Lewis, all of Fort Worth, Raymond of Birmingham, Ala., Elton of Cleburne, Monroe of Houston and Bobby Lewis of Kilgore; one sister, Lena Murphy of Denton; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. 

George Garner

Ponder - George C. Garner, 59, of Ponder died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his home. 

He was born Sept. 16, 1940, in Norman, Okla., to Charles and Dessie Garner. 

He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a member of Shades Mountain Independent Church. 

Mr. Garner was a consultant in the waste industry. 

Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Noble, Okla. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, April 18, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. 

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean (Day) Garner of Ponder; daughter, Faith Gardner of Birmingham, Ala.; son, Mark Garner of Ponder; two sisters, Nancy Stine of Oklahoma and Margaret Lorenzo of Kansas; and three grandchildren. 

Nick Maldonado

Beaumont - Nick Maldonado, 90, of Beaumont died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Broussard's Mortuary, Beaumont. 

Rosary will be recited at 8 tonight, Tuesday, April 18, at the mortuary. 

A native of Agualeguas, Mexico, he lived in Beaumont most of his life. He was a carpenter. 

Survivors include daughters, Alice Maldonado and Alma Maldonado, both of Beaumont, and Theresa M. Luker of Denton; sons, Albert Maldonado of Denton, Lionel Maldonado of Beaumont and Lee Maldonado of Odessa; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great- grandchildren. 

Oscar Boze 

Argyle - Oscar Vernon "Tut" Boze, 58, of Argyle died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Las Colinas Medical Center 

He was born Sept. 6, 1941, in Denison. 

Mr. Boze was a certified public accountant. He served in the Navy, was an avid table tennis player and worked with Affiliated Pathologist. He received a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree in accounting from the University of North Texas. 

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the chapel of Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton with the Rev. Virgie Holbrook officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Douglas) Boze of Argyle; stepson, Stuart Slusher of Denton; daughter, Tracie Boze of Denton; stepdaughter, Julee Cole of Arlington; four brothers, Harold Boze of Odessa, Bill and Lloyd Boze of Texarkana, Texas, and Jim Boze of Alaska; sister, Dana Faye Harper of Texarkana; and three step-grandchildren. 

"Laney" Brown 

Elizabeth Elaine Brown, "Laney" was born Nov. 8, 1946. She was very independent, strong and lived life with all her being. When she became incapacitated by a stroke, her strength never wavered. She always had a smile for everyone. 

Elaine is survived by two sisters and their families. Barbara Ann Stephens, her older sister, was very influential in her development when they were young. Elaine loved and respected her immensely. 

Her younger sister, Melissa, with her husband, took care of Elaine until the end. Elaine died in the arms of her sister, at home with the family that loved her so much. 

Laney will be greatly missed. Rest in Love, Missy 

I would like to add a heartfelt thank you to David L. Hutchison of Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home for his compassion and sincere help in a difficult situation. 

Gay U. Cummings 

Gay Urban Cummings passed away Monday, April 17, 2000, at her sister's home in Denton, Texas, of breast cancer at the age of 43. She was employed at Inca Metal Products in Lewisville, Texas, and was a member of the University Park Baptist Church of San Antonio. 

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 18, at Roselawn Memorial Park. 

DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. 

Gay received her bachelor's of psychology degree in 1989 and was a member of the Psi Hi Honor Society. 

During the mid 1990s, Gay was a therapeutic foster parent for two and one-half years and provided a loving home to 10 children during that time. 

Gay felt the biggest accomplishments in her life were her Christianity and her children. She served as church pianist in the various states in which she resided, and was active in mission work. Her son Aaron graduated high school in 1996, and received a music scholarship to Baylor University. Her daughter Karisa graduated high school in 1998 and received a music scholarship to Stephen F. Austin University. Her youngest son, Adam, has surrendered to the ministry and is active in mission work. He will be starting college this fall. 

She is survived by her three children; her mother, Patsy Jackson Urban of Sanger; five sisters, Tamera Carlson of Denton, Dixie Kullak of Dallas, Patty Hill of Mesquite, Judy Crowley of Texas and Carol Babineaux of California; two brothers, Roy Urban, Jr. and William Urband, both of Dallas. 

She will be loved and missed forever. 

Grace L. Pechumer 

Grace Lillian Pechumer, 93, of Denton died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at The Vintage. 

Mrs. Pechumer was born Sept. 25, 1906, in Bonesteel, S. D., to Herman and Julia (Tanum) Dickman. She graduated from Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica., Calif. 

She married Frank Pechumer Nov. 2, 1935, in Las Vegas, Nev., and was a secretary for Santa Barbara County in California. 

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park with the Rev. Craig Lebreton officiating. 

Conejo Mountain Funeral Home in Camarillo, Calif., is in charge of arrangements. 

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

Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Shamel and her husband, Phillip, of Denton; brother, Bill Dickman of Lancaster, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Tanya Blixt of Denton and Heather Shamel of Forest Hills, N.Y. 

Porter L. Harris 

Porter L. Harris, 69, of Denton, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in Denton. 

He was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Forman, Ark., to Rebirta Hatten and Willie Harris Sr. 

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at Macedonia Cemetery in Lewisville. Peoples Funeral Home of Denton is in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include a son, Ray Harris of Dallas; a daughter, Carla Nay Harris of California; two brothers, Purr Harris of Stockton, Calif., and Willie Harris of Wichita Falls; and four sisters, Wanda Green of Oakland, Calif., Dorothy Brown of Lewisville, Margaret McGee of Portland, Ore., and Bertha Jean Harris of Seaside, Calif. 

Joseph Gamble

Lake Dallas - Joseph Samuel Gamble, 83, of Lake Dallas died Monday, April 17, 2000, in Lewisville. 

He was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Lewisville to Thomas and Mertle Gamble. He was a lifetime member of Veteran of Foreign Wars in Lewisville. 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Gamble; and eight children, Samuel Gamble, Martha Wilson and Polly Teague, Becky Marlow, Grady McCallum, Bobby McCallum, Linda Haley and Nancy Kreppin; three sisters, Mary Malone, Ethel Farmer and Lillie Bulen and three brothers, James, Gene and Charlie Gamble; 50 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Service was 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 19, in Dalton & Son Funeral Chapel in Lewisville. Burial will follow at Swisher Cemetery in Lake Dallas. 

Gene Ray Morris 

Valley View - Gene Ray "Wimp" Morris, 59, of Valley View died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital. 

He was born Sept. 1, 1940, in Blue Ridge to James Raymond and Beulah Medlen Morris. 

He was a truck driver for many years. 

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Blue Ridge Cemetery, Blue Ridge. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Wednesday, April 19, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville. 

Survivors include his wife Charolette Ruth Morris of Valley View; son, Jimmy Ray Morris of Valley View; daughters, Janet Moore of Lewisville, Janice Probst of Middleton, R.I., and Julie Worley of Paris; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; brother, Charles Morris of Mexia; sisters, Faye Waters of Semmes, Ala., Joy England of McKinney and Sharon Guice of Elm Mott. 

His parents and a brother, James Earl Morris, and a sister, Betty Sue Morris are deceased. 

Henry Ben Unger 

Denver City - Henry Ben Unger, 80, of Denver City, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. 

Service will be 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 19, in First Baptist Church in Denver City with the Rev. Bob Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Denver City Memorial Park under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home. 

Mr. Unger was born April 10, 1920, in Giddings. He married Elza East on March 14, 1940, in Wichita Falls. Mrs. Unger died Aug. 11, 1990. 

He served in the 49th Infantry Division during World War II and received the Purple Heart. 

He retired as a pumper for Conoco Oil after 42 years of service. 

Mr. Unger was Baptist. 

Survivors include two sons, Richard of Denton and Benjy of Ozona; daughter, Linda Hornberger of Artesia; three brothers, Herbert of Mabank, George of Burkburnett and Don of Lake Kiowa; four sisters, Viola Hightower of San Francisco, Calif., Juanita Ritchie, Anna Bell Woolsey and Rose Marie Husfeld, all of Bowie; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Virgie M. Rooker 

Virgie Marshall Rooker made her transition from this earthly plane and is celebrating life's beautiful continuum in the spiritual realm with our Holy Father on April 15, in the year2000 after a brief illness. 

Virgie is survived by her two beloved daughters, Paige Rooker Nelson of Corinth, Texas, and Julie Rooker Klie of Bella Vista,Ark.; two sons-in-law, Jim Nelson and Doug Klie; two grandsons, Sean Cameron Shallenberger and wife Sarah of Arlington, and 10-year-old Hunter Douglas Klie of Bella Vista. She leaves many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. A most-beloved sister-in-law, Naomi Rooker of Duncan, Okla., will miss her greatly. 

Virgie was born Virgie Marshall to Anna Lou Portwood Marshall and Thomas Marshall on the family ranch in Warren, Okla., near Altus, Sept. 6, 1913, and it was there she grew up in a loving family who stressed education. Virgie began her studies of Spanish at the age of 16 during the depression. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in three years and began her 55-year teaching career in and around Warren and Altus. There she met and married Robert Anderson Rooker in January of 1935. 

She obtained her master's degree in Spanish literature from Oklahoma University and LaEscuela Interamericana of Saltillo, Coahuilla, Mexico, in 1954. After her retirement from Altus High School and Altus Junior College, she moved to Denton, Texas, in 1995 and at the age of 81 began her new career of creative writing, winning many writing awards at both state and local levels and then began selling some of her short stories to a magazine. Always humble, she was absolutely thrilled that someone wanted to pay her for work. Virgie will be greatly missed by all those many family members, extended church family, former students, and friends everywhere. At her beloved Fairhaven in Denton, Texas, where she lived, one of the residents said, "Virgie was the glue that kept us altogether and going." 

Until her recent illness she walked a mile a day, led exercise classes three times per week, attended church three times per week, and was busy to the end. She loved compassionately, unconditionally, never felt self pity, and totally accepted responsibility for her own life and actions. She lived with expectancy, not expectations. If she could not be totally useful in this life and help others, she was ready and unafraid to return home to her creator. She stated, `I don't have time to grow old!' 

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at Fairhaven Retirement Village in Denton, 2400 North Bell Ave.; and also at 7 p.m. Thursday at Welch Street Church of Christ in Denton. Lowell Tims Funeral Home in Altus, Okla., is in charge of arrangements. 

Marcus Beaty 

Lake Dallas - Marcus Heith Beaty, infant son of Keith Dewayne and Ericka Nicole (Walters) Beaty, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in Baylor Hospital in Dallas. 

He was born April 12, 2000, in Dallas. 

Survivors include his parents of Lake Dallas; twin brother, Matthew Keith Beaty; grandparents, Marilyn and Norman Beaty of Lake Dallas and Susan and Richard Sons of Sanger; great-grandparents, Pearl and Bob Milburn of Lake Dallas, Melba Beaty of South Lake, Brenda and Fred Purser of Pilot Point, Barbara Walters of The Colony and Ophelia and Floyd Sons of Sanger; great-great-grandparents, Minnie Walters of Austin and Doris Newby of Pilot Point. 

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Swisher Cemetery in Lake Dallas with M.L. Milton officiating. 

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

Stephanie Brant

Flower Mound - Stephanie Michele Brant, 17, of Flower Mound, formerly of Wichita, Kan., died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. 

She was born Nov. 7, 1982, in Lakeland, Fla., to David Warren and Peggy Jean Fieser Brant. She was a junior at Marcus High School in Flower Mound. 

Survivors include her parents of Flower Mound; and grandmother, Edna Fieser of Norwich, Kan. 

Service will be 4 p.m. Friday, April 21, at First United Methodist Church in Lewisville with the Rev. Nancy Goddard officiating. 

Another service will be on Monday, April 24, in Wichita, Kan. Burial will follow in Upchurch Cemetery in Norwich, Kan. 

The family request memorial contributions be made in Stephanie's name to the Children's Medical Center of Dallas, 2777 Stemmons Frwy., Ste. 1452, Dallas, Texas 75207. 

Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville is in charge of arrangements. 

George Buffington

Justin - George Lee Buffington, 71, of Justin died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at his home. 

He was born March 13, 1929, in Malone to Frank B. and Lela (Smith) Buffington. He married Betty Jo Ann Broiles Oct. 15, 1949, in El Paso. 

Mr. Buffington was a member of Justin United Methodist Church. 

He retired as a supervisor in the cable department of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. 

Service will be 3 p.m. Friday, April 21, in chapel of Goen-Hudgens of Justin with the Rev. Jon Eckstein officiating. 

Survivors include his wife of Justin; son, David Buffington of Ronan, Mont.; daughters, Judy Lopez of Justin and Linda Roberts of Murchison; and four grandchildren.

Ruth E. Mitchell

Ruth Estes Mitchell, 82, of Denton died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in Denton. 

Service was 10 a.m. today, Thursday, April 20, in Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Hudson and the Rev. Scott Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park. 

Mrs. Mitchell was born Oct. 31, 1917, in Ashmore, Ill., to Charles W. Estes and Nannie (Morris) Estes. She married Thomas J. Mitchell on March 1, 1938, in Winters, Texas. Mr. Mitchell died Sept. 18, 1987. Her parents are deceased. 

She was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Vitas Hospice and the Lions Club. 

Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker. 

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and DianeMitchell of Baton Rouge, La.; brother, Charles M. Estes of Sherman; two sisters, Ann Hart of Wichita Falls and Lola Rozsa of Calgary, Canada; granddaughter, Lauren Mitchell Ford; two grandsons, John Robert Mitchell and William Scott Mitchell; and five great-grandchildren. 

Honorary pallbearers were T.S. Rozsa, Charlie Bill Estes, Bill Street Mitchell, Bill Edwards and Ed Hart. 

Earl W. Lamon

Earl W. Lamon, 92, of Denton, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Cleveland, Ohio, with burial in Lakeview Cemetery in 
Cleveland. Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of local arrangements. 

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Denton Division, P.O. Box 100, Denton, Texas 76202-0100. 

He was born July 3, 1907, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Harry B. and Josephine (Cantlon) Lamon. He was a graduate of Cleveland Heights schools and the University of Michigan. He married Jeanne E. Fox on Oct. 26, 1935, in Canandaigua, N.Y. 

Mr. Lamon was the retired treasurer of the Kimball Company. He served as an intelligence officer during World War II and retired from the Ohio National Guard in 1978. 

He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Fla. He was a member of the Cleveland Grays, Sons of the American Revolution, in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Survivors include his wife of Denton; one son, William T. Lamon of Argyle; and two grandchildren. His parents, and a twin brother, Irin C. Lamon, are deceased. 

Mary Aleza Franklin

Pilot Point -- Mary Aleza Franklin, 89, of Pilot Point died Friday, April 14, 2000, in Pilot Point. 

She was born Oct. 9, 1910, in Denton to Willie Mask and Jennie Wallace. 

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in Peoples Funeral Chapel in Denton with the Rev. Dwight Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Point Memorial Cemetery, Pilot Point. 

Survivors include nieces, Mary Hubbard of Dallas, Doris Bruce of Pilot Point and Mable Devereaux of Denton. 

Leila Ivins 

Lewisville -- Leila Josephine Cannon Ivins, 96, of Saint Jo, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Lewisville. 

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at First Baptist Church in Saint Jo. Duane McClure will officiate. Burial will be in Coker Cemetery in Cooke County. 

Pallbearers will be Larry Cothrin, Gary Cothrin, Calvin Huff, Flint McWhorter, Billy Graham and Greg Graham. 

The family will be at McCoy Funeral Home in Saint Jo from 7 to 8 tonight, Friday, April 19, for visitation. 

Memorials may be made to Coker Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or Ann's Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry, Denton, Texas 76201. 

She was born Aug. 2, 1903 in Montague County, to Warren Cannon and Clara Elizabeth (Curtis) Cannon. She married J.L. "Lynn" Ivins on Dec. 26, 1920, in Bulcher. He is deceased. 

Mrs. Ivins lived her entire life in the Saint Jo area, moving to Lewisville in 1993 to stay with her daughter. She was a homemaker. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Saint Jo. 

Survivors include two daughters, Hazel Cothrin of Saint Jo and Juvine Graham of Lewisville; brother, Claud Cannon of Denton; 11 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 

One daughter, Thelma Hilton, three sisters, Minine Blakely, Pearl Samples and Sophia Cannon; and seven brothers, Will, Guy, Ollie, Sam, Alic, Calip and Jeff Cannon and one infant sibling, are deceased. 

Jacqueline Mitchell

Keller -- Jacqueline Regina Mitchell, 62, of Keller died Monday, April 17, 2000, in Bedford. 

She was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Delhi, La., to Caldwell A. Flood and Alma Black. 

She married Waylon R. Mitchell. 

Mrs. Mitchell was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Fort Worth. 

Service will be 3 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth with the Rev. Lloyd Austin officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial 
Park in Denton. 

The family will be at Peoples Funeral Home in Denton from 7 to 8 tonight, Friday, April 21, for visitation. 

Survivors include her husband of Keller; son, Royce C. Mitchell of Oak Park, Ill.; daughter, Susan K. Mitchell of Irving; three brothers, Lawrence May of El Paso, Caldwell A. Flood of Waterproof, La., and Calvin Flood of Watauga; four sisters, Barbara Davis of Oakland, Calif., Robertine McCaa of Monroe, La., Katie Fluker and Patricia Flood of 
Baton Rouge, La. 

Her parents are deceased.

Viola S.Gunzelman

Sanger -- Viola S. Gunzelman, 82, of Sanger died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at The Vintage in Denton. 

Mrs.Gunzelman was born Aug. 22, 1917, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to James Fredrich and Angelina (Hobbs) Mussel. 

She graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1936 and married Willard Gunzelman on Oct. 31, 1936 in Niagara Falls. Mr. Gunzelman preceded her in death. 

She was a member of the St. Stephen's Episcopal Mission in Sanger. She was a homemaker and retired licensed vocational nurse from Meadville Hospital in Pennsylvania. 

Memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry St., Denton, Texas 76201. 

She is survived by daughter, Gale A. Vargo of Sanger, Texas; son, Willard "Buck" Gunzelman of North Kingsville, Ohio; and grandsons, Joseph Gunzelman of Madison, Ohio, and Willard Gunzelman, III, in the U.S.Military. 

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

Leonard Williams

Richardson -- Leonard "Buck" Lacy Williams, 72, of Richardson, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, of a massive stroke, at a Dallas hospital. 

He was a retired professor of electronics, physics, math and computer science. He was  born May 18, 1927 in Malta, Texas to Travis and Birdie Williams, Marshall, Texas. He graduated from Denton High School in 1944 (football, Boy Scouts, NTSU lifeguard); radio officer during World War II in the U.S. Maritime Service 1944-1946; B.S. NTSU 1952, SMU (Masters) 1972; electronics engineer at Chance Vaught Aircraft 1952-1955; Collins Radio 1955-1964;taught Thomas Jefferson High School; Highland Park High School; lab instructor, physics, Trinity University in San Antonio, summers 1966-1969; author, "Friendly Physics" - Car-Teach tapes; DeVry Tech - Dallas 1969-1977; Colegio Karl C. Parrish, Colombia, SA 1977-1978; Lakehill Prep 1979-1985; elected "favorite teacher" numerous times; active in Jaycees, Democratic Men's Club, Scouts, YMCA Indian Guides; taught swimming, yoga, tutored math; former member First Presbyterian Church in Richardson. Retired 1985. Interests: politics, photography, organic gardening, crossword puzzles, camping, genealogical/historical research, travel, woodworking, classical/country western music, wilderness canoeing; built with his son a retirement home on Brazos River; was writing "Jokes That Won the War;" regional director Gallups Island Radio Association, 1998-1999; member Dallas Civil War Round Table. 

Lacy was a quick-witted, quiet, unassuming, unselfish, deeply caring individualist who was admired and loved. Survivors include the love his life, wife Wilma, married 52 years, May 29, 1948; daughter, Connie and husband Jack Grimm; son,, Dan and wife Taylor of LaVeta Colo.; son Keith of Mississippi; five grandchildren; Mac Christie, Will Barber, Chris Bruder, Kimberly and Kayla Williams; three great-grandchildren; Chance Christie, Haydn and Oakley Bruder; one sister, Janice and husband Gene Trueblood of Plano; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a life-long "best buddy," Charlie Graham; a special "dirty dozen" - George and "Toodlum" Piott, John and Wanda Stewart, Charlie and Peg (deceased July 1994) Baggett and "Buck" and Wilma. Cremation; memorial services at a later date. Open visitation for family and friends Easter Sunday at the home. So Long, Sailor. 

Lucy Evans

Lucy Evans, 95, of Denton died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 

She was born March 11, 1905, in Nevada, Texas, to George G. and Mary B. Rollow Evans. 

She had a master's degree in education and was a retired school teacher. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. 

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, in Cole Chapel of First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gary Mueller will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Nevada Cemetery in Nevada, Texas. 

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

Survivors include a sister, Mary Elizabeth Evans of Denton. 

Margaret Patrick

Margaret Clemmons Patrick, 91, of Denton died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Denton Rehabilitation Center. 

She was born Dec. 11, 1908, in Pottstown, Pa., to Clarence Henry and Margaret Abigail Heller Chubuck. She married Horace Miller Patrick on June 24, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa. He died in 1983. 

Mrs. Patrick was a public education teacher. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the chapel of Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home. Don McWhinney will officiate. 

Survivors include a son, Richard Patrick of Denton; a daughter, Margaret Barbour of Noank, Conn.; six 
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Amie Waddle

Amie Lynette Waddle, 27, of Denton died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

She was born June 21, 1972, in Dallas to Patrick H. and Linda Louise McLemore Waddle. 

She was a 1990 graduate of Denton High School, and she attended Texas Woman's University. She was a writer. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. 

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, at First Christian Church in Denton. The Rev. Jerry Putnam, Dr. Oran Nabors and Dr. Charlotte Nabors will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton. 

Memorials may be made to the North Texas Area Office, Christian Youth Foundation Memorium, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Suite 101, Dallas, Texas 75212-6309. 

Survivors include her mother of Denton; her father of Aubrey; a sister, Mandy Dirickson of Lewisville; a brother, Bryan P. Waddle of Aubrey; and a grandmother, Miriam McLemore of McKinney. 

Matthew Wood

Matthew Phillip Wood, the infant son of Robert and Sandra Lee Johnstone Wood Jr. of Denton, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today, April 22, at St. David's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Roy Baines will officiate. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include his parents of Denton; and two brothers, Michael and Steven Wood, of Denton. 

Don Williams

Decatur -- Don James Williams, 94, of Decatur died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at his home. 

He was born Aug. 9, 1905, in Orange, Texas. He married Verna Bradford Williams, who died in 1994. 

He was a fifth-generation native Texan. He also was a descendant of Stephen Williams, who was a soldier in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Battle of Bexar in the Texas Revolution. 

Mr. Williams spent 38 years in Houston and retired in 1970 from the Houston Power and Light Co. He moved to Dallas in 1973 and then to Decatur in 1977. 

Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, in the chapel of Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Jerry Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora. 

Survivors include one son, Henry J. Williams of San Antonio; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Myrtle Meador

Myrtle B. "Nan" Meador left this earth to be with out Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, April, 20, 2000. Myrtle, known as Nan by her family and friends, made all our lives richer with her caring devotion, love and faith in the Lord. Our lives were forever changed by her presence. Born in Denton County on April 1, 1917, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53-years, Archie M. Meador. They owned Meador Moving Company from 1948 until 1967, and Nan's Day Care from 1967 until 1978. She is survived by her children, Dorothy Bullock of Dallas, Wanda and Johnny Bell of Trinidad, Archie and Dina Meador of Round Rock, and Tommy Meador of Dallas; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Ada Daniel of Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends. She was a long-time member of Christian Center Assembly of God in Farmers Branch. She dedicated her life to the Glory of the Lord. Services were held at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, April 22, 20000, at Restland Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Weldon Burchett and the Rev. Steve Cates officiated. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park.


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