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Homer Stewart, 67, of Denton died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at his home.
He was a welder for Peerless Manufacturing before he retired.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. Frank Maynard will officiate. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Steve Stewart, Kelly Stewart, Jason Stewart, Stevie Stewart Jr., Steve Johnson, Johnny Rush and Barry Rush.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, May 28, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Sanger Church of Christ Building Fund.
Survivors include his wife of Denton; four sons, David Stewart of Denton, Steve Stewart of Denton, Eddie Stewart of Denton and Kelly Stewart of Plano; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Dorothy B. Anderson, 88, of Denton, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Anderson worked for both Dr. Charles Saunders and Dr. Griffin B. Huey as a dental assistant.
She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, in Cindy Nichols Chapel of First Baptist Church. The Rev. Cliff Feeler will officiate. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1100 Malone Street, Denton 76201.
Pallbearers will be Larry Kerner, Ken Burdick, Tommy Allen, Joe Pelzel, Chad Reichert, Jim Caskey and Harry Hall.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Anderson of Shady Shores and Frank Anderson of Plano; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; one niece and one nephew.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Sanger Cemetery. E.L. McNeal will officiate. Coker Funeral Home of Sanger is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a brother, James K. Godwin of Valley View; and grandparents, Andy and Diana Brock of Valley View.
Marshall Creek - Jack Neel, 66, of Marshal Creek, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Neel drove long haul and short haul trucks for Roadway Freight. He was Chaplin of the Roanoke Veteran's of Foreign Wars post.
He was Baptist.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Justin.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Justin Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of Marshal Creek; son, Clint Neel of Colorado; three daughters, Jannell Beatty of Justin, Rae Lynn Neel of Grapevine, and Tresa Heath of Springtown; two brothers, Durward Neel of Campo, Calif., and Curtis Neel of Avinger; three sisters, Doris Schooley of Andrews, Mary Cox of Whitney, Jo Ann Dimock of Runaway Bay; and seven grandchildren.
Hazel A. Streeter, 85, of Denton, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Streeter was an executive secretary for the Sailor Union of the Pacific in San Francisco, Calif.
She was Catholic.
Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine Sampson of Corinth and Barbara Schroeter of Daly City, Calif.; son, Richard Lehnherr of Petaluma, Calif.; two brothers, Robert Ramsay of Balboa, Calif., and James Ramsay of Federal Way, Wash.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One daughter, Joan Jensen, is deceased.
No services are planned at this time.
Arrangements are pending with Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home.
Jack Nikirk Jr.
Alvord - Homer "Jack" Nikirk Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2000, in Decatur. He was born to Homer and Della Nikirk on July 8, 1921, in Alvord, Texas, where he spent many years of his life very involved in his community. Jack owned a grocery store for 25 years, had a dairy and served as Wise County Commissioner of Precinct 2 for 10 years. Jack also was a very active member of Alvord Methodist Church; served as president of the Alvord School Board; and also served on the Alvord City Council.
Jack, a very devoted husband, daddy and papa, is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rosalene; his three daughters, Rosemary Watson and husband Lawrence, Joy Waller and husband Jon, and Jackie Nikirk; grandchildren, Diane Tilley and husband Al, Dana Hale, Brent, Jason, Kirk and wife Jennifer Waller, and Leigh Ann Mutis and husband Cesar; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Deedra and Dylan Hale, Mitchell, Sunnie and Colton Tilley, Ansley Waller, Christopher, Nathan, Jacqueline and Brendan Waller, and Cameron Mutis; one sister, Fay "Sis" Whitaker and husband James; and one brother-in-law, W.D. Rawle. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Cecil Watts, Clarabel Parker, Oma Jewel Rawle and Florene Hachtel.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Jerry Rawle, Charles Parker, Donnie Parker, Randy Parker, Danny Whitaker, Lynn Watts, Larry Hachtel, Kenny Hachtel, and friend, Mike Watts.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, c/o Ruby McClung, P.O. Box 11, Alvord, Texas 76225; or to First United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at First United Methodist Church of Alvord. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery #3 in Wise County.
The family will be at Coker Funeral Home of Decatur from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 29, for visitation.
Edwyna M. Beason
Edwyna M. McAllister-Beason, 86, of Denton, died Friday, May 26, 2000, in Denton.
She had lived in Denton for two years but was formerly from Harrison Township and St. Clair Shores, Mich.
She was born June 21, 1913, in Bad Axe, Michigan, to James and Anna McGillivary Shuart. She worked for Bower Roller Bearing and Federal Mogel Company before she retired in 1981.
Survivors include a son, Donald K. Marion McAllister of Bruce Township, Mich.; three daughters, Jeanette Richard Miller of Florida, Gail Roger Nunn of Denton, and Nancy Millenbach of Centerline, Mich.; one brother, Dick Shuart of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; one sister, Arzelle Mills of Southfield, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. One sister and three brothers are deceased.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home of Romeo, Mich., with Dr. Gary Glanville of Romeo United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Colfax Cemetery in Bad Axe, Mich.
Mellie L. Webb
Decatur - Mellie Lavenia Webb, 92, of Decatur, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Sunny Hills Nursing Center.
Mrs. Webb was a retired caregiver at Decatur Convalescent Center.
She was a member of Decatur Church of Christ.
Services were at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, May 30, at Decatur Church of Christ. Ken Burnette officiated. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker Funeral Home of Decatur was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Ron Hess, Carl Low, Ron Choate, Pat Collins, Ron Corbell and Coy O'Neal.
Survivors include one brother, Lester Thomas of Walters, Okla.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
George Darnell Sr.
George Sanford Darnell Sr., 66, of Denton, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Veterans Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, in the chapel of Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home. The Rev. Buddy Owens will officiate.
He was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Celina, to Mary (Owens) and George Sanford Darnell Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Darnell was a mechanic with International Trucking Company.
Survivors include one daughter, Kerri Darnell of Port Aransas; one brother, James Darnell of Mesquite; and sister, Faye Germany of Dallas; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
John C. Ellis
Little Elm - John Clarence Ellis, 36, of Little Elm, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Kern Manor in Pilot Point.
He was born June 24, 1963, in Tulsa, Okla., to Gerald Dillard and Sally Evans Dillard.
Survivors include a sister, Judy Minter of Sapulpa, Okla.; two aunts; a great aunt; and a great uncle.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Button Memorial United Methodist Church in Little Elm. The Revs. John Gowling and Jim White will officiate. A private inurnment will follow at a later date at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tulsa, Okla.
DeBerry Funeral Directors of Denton is in charge of arrangements.
Howard L. Horton
Ponder - Howard Lynn Horton, 57, of Ponder, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors of Denton. The Rev. Carl Robertson and the Rev. Kim Broadstreet will officiate. Burial will be in Eakins Cemetery in Ponder.
Pallbearers will be D.D. Brittian, Billy Brittian, Jeff Holloway, Kirby Hicks, Raymond Riney, Coy Carter, C.J. Hardeman and Geoffrey Prose.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, June 1, for visitation.
He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Denton, to Travis Lee Horton and Florries Evell Weaver Horton.
Mr. Horton was a self-employed construction contractor. He was a member of the P.R.C.A. and served in the Army National Guard.
He attended Ponder Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Rayma Horton LePoris of Haslet; step-son, Jerry Hilliard of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.
George Rogers Jr.
George Marshall Rogers Jr., 24, of Denton, died Monday, May 29, 2000, in Denton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 2, in the chapel of Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton. The Rev. Randy Snow will officiate. Burial will be in Belew Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, June 1, for visitation.
He was born May 9, 1976, in Denton, to Amelia (Gutierraz) and George Marshall Rogers Sr.
Mr. Rogers was a grocery manager at Kroger.
He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God.
Survivors include his parents, of Denton; one brother, Richard Rogers of Denton; and grandparents, Nina Mae Rogers of Denton and Basilo Bando of Los Fresnos, Texas.
Dr. David Malone
Dr. David Hale Malone, 69, of Denton, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home.
Dr. Malone was a technical specialist, U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, 1954-1957. He attended public schools and Newman School in New Orleans, La., and received his bachelor of sociology/political science degree in 1952 and master of sociology/anthropology degree in 1958 from Tulane University. He received his doctorate in sociology/anthropology in 1962 from Tulane University. While at Tulane University Dr. Malone was a teaching fellow in sociology from 1953 to 1954, and 1957 to 1958. He was a research assistant in sociology and pediatrics from 1958 to 1960 and instructor of sociology 1960 to 1961.
He was a professor of sociology at University of North Texas from 1961 until his retirement in January 1998. The David H. Malone Prize Paper Award, annual competition for Texas Woman's University and UNT Federation graduate students, was instituted by sociology graduate alumni in 1995.
His membership in professional organizations include American Sociological Association; A.S.A. section on Occupations and Formal Organization; American Society for the Study of Social Problems; Southwestern Sociological Association; Southern Sociological Society; Southwestern Social Science Association; American Association of University Professors; and Texas Association of College Teachers.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home.
There will be a visitation following the memorial service.
Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven VNA, American Cancer Society, Denton Unitarian Fellowship, Denton City-County Library or a charity of your choice.
Dr. Malone is survived by his wife, Jane Malone of Denton; son, Walter H. Malone of Little Rock, Ark.; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew D. and Judy Malone and grandson, Brandon of Wichita Falls; son and daughter-in-law, Raiford K. and Michele Malone and grandson Jacob, and granddaughters Alexandra and Taylor of Denton.
Charlotte Virginia Caldwell Snellgrove was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Denton, Texas, to Robert H. and Bertha Caldwell. She died on May 30, 2000, at an Austin hospital. Growing up close to North Texas State University, where her father served as comptroller, she later received a degree in business education from that institution. While a student she became a member of Phoreff Sorority which later became a part of Alpha Delta Pi. She was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities because of her many activities which included membership on the college dance team and her election as class favorite.
In 1947 she married William Snellgrove and over the years became known as "Ginger" to her many friends. She was a flight attendant with American Airlines and later was office manager for a group of doctors. She and her husband lived in Fort Worth and Beaumont prior to moving to Horseshoe Bay in 1988.
She was a member of the South Llano Republican Women's Club, the Horseshoe Bay Associates of the Seton Development Board, and The Church at Horseshoe Bay. She and her husband traveled extensively through Europe and Asia and she continued to enjoy playing bridge and reading. She remained active in the Alumni Association of the University of North Texas.
In addition to her husband she is survived by one brother, Robert H.
Caldwell Jr., and eight nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, June 1, at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Denton with the Rev. Steve Plunkett officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Church at Horseshoe Bay, P.O. Box 8295, Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657.
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home of Denton is in charge of arrangements.
Nellie Ann Eanes
Nellie Ann Eanes, 51, a resident of Lewisville, Texas, was born on June 10, 1948, in Dallas, Texas, to Bernice and Jackie Washington. She passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2000, in Lewisville, Texas.
Nellie was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board for many years.
She leaves to cherish her memories, brother, Elder Manuel Washington Sr. of Moore, Okla.; and her sister, Laura Miller of Dallas, Texas; and her devoted friend, Mae McLoyn of Lewisville, Texas; and her God-daughter, Carolynn Kidd of Lewisville, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Family visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Dalton and Son Funeral Home in Lewisville.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Lewisville with the Rev. Lester Lewis officiating the service. Burial will follow at Martin Oaks Cemetery in Lewisville, Texas. Dalton and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Curtis Beaird Sr.
Big Spring - Curtis Luttrell Beaird Sr., 78, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at East Texas Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Denton.
Mr. Beaird was an electrical contractor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
The family will be at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 2, for visitation.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise H. Beaird of Denton; two sons, Curtis L. Beaird Jr. of Belton and Deats H. Beaird of Denton; two daughters, Susan Boles and Linda Key, both of Tyler; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Alvord - Ruby Aline Monk, 83, of Alvord, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Decatur Community Hospital.
Mrs. Monk was a homemaker.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Alvord.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Bill Cleveland will officiate. Burial will be in Alvord Cemetery. Coker Funeral Home in Decatur is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Monk of Aubrey; and three grandchildren.
Virgie Nimmo, 78, of Denton, formerly of Argyle, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Nimmo was formerly on the Argyle City Council, was a council member of the Denton Senior Center and was on the advisory board at The Vintage. She was employed in the business office of Moore Business Forms for 21 years before retiring in 1976.
She was a member of Highland Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors. The Rev. John Bruce will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church Building Fund.
Survivors include a son, Don Nimmo of Johnson City; three sisters, Louise Woods of Fort Worth, Nathalie Sims of Denton, and Amy Morris of Decatur, Alab.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. One son, Ron Nimmo, is deceased.
Fort Worth - Ardis Sapian, 36, of Fort Worth, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.
She was born August 6, 1963, in the Philippines, to Gilbert P. Sapian and Elnora Sapian. She worked as an occupational therapist.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Fort
Worth Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7051 McCart Ave., Fort Worth. Mulkey-Mason
Funeral Home of Lewisville is in charge of
Survivors include her mother of Denton; sister, Aileen Hummel of Fort Worth; two brothers, Edsel Sapian of Denton and Schubert Sapian of Loma Linda, Calif.; and grandmother, Monica de Guzman of the Philippines.
Aurora - Carrell Edward Sollee, 71, of Aurora, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in Sunny Hills Nursing Center in Decatur.
Mr. Sollee was a retired welder from Longhorn Industries in Saginaw.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Boyd.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, in the chapel of Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. John Redfearn will officiate. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Don Mallory, Gary Mosley, Steve Raines, Joe Underwood, Russ Rogers, Warren Carruthers and Bobby Miles.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 2, for visitation.
Survivors include three sons, Joel Sollee of Aurora, David Deaton of Boyd and Paul Deaton of Joshua; two daughters, Mary Beth Fennewald of Decatur and Carolyn Sue Pittman of Trophy Club; a brother, Cecil Sollee of Santa Monica, Calif.; a sister, Oleta Chaffin of Phoenix, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. Burial will follow in Sanger Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 2, at the funeral home.
Survivors include her mother; sister, Erica Westbrook; two brothers, Johnathan and Jordan Westbrook; and grandmother, Evelyn Westbrook; all residents of Justin.
He was a repair/installer for GTE for 35 years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and a longtime Baptist deacon for Old Alton Church in Denton for 10 years and Calvary Baptist Church in Pilot Point for 27 years.
He was a member of Pilot Point Bearcat Boosters. He was in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II and with Denton County Sheriff's Posse from 1948 to 1959. A lifetime resident of Denton County, he graduated from Denton High School.
The family will have visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 2, at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Calvary Baptist Church in Pilot Point. The Revs. Roger Marsh, Charles Ivey and Roy Moody will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery in Denton.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Roseann Sparks of Lewisville, Texas; two brothers, Raymond Sparks of Roanoke, Texas, and John Sparks of Newark, Texas; one sister, Pauline McBride of Denton, Texas; and one granddaughter, Chaia Lauren Sparks of Lewisville, Texas.
Eleaor Mae Kline Garman, 94, of Denton, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.
Mrs. Garman was a silk weaver.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, June 3, at Prairie Mound Cemetery. The Rev. John Raseberry will officiate.
Survivors include a son, Dale Garman of Denton; a daughter, Arvilla Herr of Columbia, Pa.; two sisters, Merla Bechtold and Rebecca Groff, both of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Albert Gulden Sr.
Argyle -- Albert E. Gulden Sr., 85, of Argyle died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.
He was a lifelong dairy farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell. Kilian Broderick will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Kent Thacker, Brian Hard, Jeff Carlson, Richard Gulden and Steven Frazier.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home after the prayer service.
Survivors include his daughter, Diane Gulden of Flower Mound; a son, Albert Gulden Jr. of Argyle; and four granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-5709.
Alvarado -- Hubert Rae Strickland, 69, of Alvarado died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth.
He was born June 9, 1930, in Little Elm, to Forrest and Leona Strickland.
Mr. Strickland was employed as general manager of Foremost Milk Co.
He had worked in the milk business for Bordens, Cabels and Foremost. He
was a member of First United Methodist Church of
Service will be at 10 a.m. today, June 3, at First United Methodist Church in Alvarado. Dr. Shelly Brooks will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. today, June 3, in Prairie Mound Cemetery in Argyle. Clayton Kay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Blackstock, Frank Ballinger, Jim Parker, Monty Holder, John Phillips and Jim Tackett.
Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Strickland of Alvarado, whom he married Nov. 23, 1949, in Denton; three daughters, Cynthia Stephens of Stephenville, Valerie Birdwell of Fort Worth, and Mary V. Strickland of Dallas; a brother, Charles Strickland of Whitesboro; a sister, Billie Wilson of Aubrey; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Alvarado.