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Carmon W. Trippe
Carmon W. Trippe, 90, of Denton died Sept. 10, 1999. He was born in Waco on March 31, 1909, to William W. and Maude Tisdale Trippe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Smith Trippe. 
Mr. Trippe attended school in Texarkana, Ark. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Men's Garden Club, past president of the Dental Laboratory Association of Texas, and a lifetime member of the National Association of Dental Laboratories. 
He was a Mason affiliated with Stanfield Masonic Lodge No. 217, Scottish Rite in Lubbock, and the Shrine in Amarillo. He was a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 259. 
Mr. Trippe was owner of Trippe Dental Laboratory in Lubbock from 1937 until 1977. He moved to Denton in 1978. 
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Roselawn Memorial Park, followed by an 11:30 a.m. Memorial Service in the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and son Funeral Home chapel. Dr. William C. Crouch will officiate. 
The family will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. today for visitation. 
Memorials may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX, 75219, or the charity of the donor's choice. 
Mr. Trippe is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ward, of Holly Lake Ranch, and one son, Dr. Teddy W. Trippe of Denton; two sisters, Zelda Billingsley of Long Beach, Calif., and Mary T. Beer of Laguna Hills, Calif.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Elise Hamby 
Elise Hamby, 82, of Prosper died Sept. 10, 1999, in McKinney. She was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Parvin Community, Denton County, to Sheard Francis and Ora Hawkins Peterman. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Olen C. Hamby; two brothers, S.F. Peterman and Little Peterman; and a sister, Delma Fields. 
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Prosper. 
Mrs. Hamby is survived by four sons, Woodrow Hamby of Whitewright, Harold Hamby and Larry Hamby, both of Prosper, and Charles Hamby of Allen; two daughters, Marilyn Nichols of Anna and June Price of Plano; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney. Services will be held at noon Monday, Sept. 13, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with the Revs. Banks Dishman and Mark Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.

Marguerite Fuller 
Marguerite Fuller, 84, of Denton died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at The Vintage in Denton. 
Arrangements are pending with Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home. 

Katlyn Marie Hall 
Anna Katlyn Marie Hall, infant daughter of Kerry Brent and Johnnie Robinson Hall, was stillborn Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at North Central Medical Center in McKinney. 
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 13, at Ridgeview West Memorial Park in Frisco conducted by the Rev. Alton Byrd under the direction of Cantrell Funeral Home of Frisco. 
Survivors include her parent of Anna; grandparents, Johnnie and Kristin Robinson of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Doug and Chris Cravey of Little Elm and Brent and Louella Hall of Celina; and great-grandparent, Mary Guerin of Garrison, Mo. 

Louis M. Iglesias 
Paradise Louis Menendez `The Cuban' Iglesias, 70, of Paradise died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Fort Worth. 
He was born July 9, 1929, in Las Villas, Cuba. He retired from H.B. Zachary Construction Co. after 20 years of service. 
Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Cottondale Cemetery in Paradise with Jack Skidmore officiating. 
Survivors include his wife, Petra Ramirez Inglesia of Paradise; children by his first wife, Maria, eight sons, Ralph, Albert, Leonard, Luis, George, Jerry, and Johnny and Jose, three daughters, Juana Wenmolds, Luisa Horton and Edilda Inglesias; children by his second wife, Petra, three sons, Sirilo, Luis and Edvardo Inglesia, five daughters, Blanca, Eva, Jesusita Estrella and Bella Iglesias; six brothers; two sisters; 25 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Coker Funeral Home in Decatur is in charge of arrangements. 

Marguerite Fuller 
Marguerite Fuller, 84, of Denton died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at The Vintage. 
Mrs. Fuller was born Nov. 28, 1914, in Denton to Henry and Vic (Hughes) Barton. She married James E. Fuller in Denton in 1944. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in education. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church and a homemaker. 
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton with the Rev. Dale Osteen officiating. 
Survivors include two brothers, Ray Barton of San Antonio and Horace A. Barton of Albamerle, N.C. 
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Fred Schesler 
Fred Schesler, 83, of Denton died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, in Denton. 
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Dalton & Son Funeral Chapel in Lewisville. 
Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2205, 909 Sunset St., Denton, Texas 76201. 
Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Wood; and three grandchildren. 

Jimmy M. Price 
Decatur Jimmy M. Price, 63, of Decatur died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, in Decatur Community Hospital. 
Arrangements are pending with Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.

Charlene Hoskins 
Charlene Louise Hoskins, 63, of Denton died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at Denton Community Hospital.
Service was 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Putnam officiating. Graveside service was 2:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olive Cemetery in Healdton, OK.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Arthritis Association.
Mrs. Hoskins was born April 14, 1936, in Ardmore, OK to Charles Howe and Margaret (Rutherford) Howe. She married George Hoskins Feb. 3, 1957, in Healdton, OK.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Denton and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of Denton; a daughter, Karen Hoskins of Denton; two sons, Richard Samuel Hoskins of Denton and David Michael Hoskins of Salmons, Idaho; sister, Anna Ruth Brookshire of Shelley, Idaho; and brother, Bart Howe of Lafayette, Colo.

Charley J. Hilz 
Flatonia ... Charley Joseph Hilz, 89, of Flatonia, formerly of Pilot Point, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, in a Houston hospital. 
He was born Sept. 28, 1909, in Pilot Point to Mary Regina Amen Hilz and Louie Hilz. He married Ada Francis Burger. 
Mr. Hilz was owner and operator of OK Service Garage and Charley's Auto Parts in Galena Park, before he retired and moved to Flatonia in the late 1960s to raise cattle. 
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Praha. 
Service was Saturday, Sept. 11, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Praha. Rosary was said Friday, Sept. 10, in Smith Chapel in Flatonia. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia with the Rev. Edward Bartsch officiating. 
Survivors include his wife of Flatonia; daughter, Charlene S. Archer of Pasadena; brother, Louie Hilz of Dallas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Two sisters, Isabell Burger and Stella Cloyd and brother, Albert Hilz, are deceased. 
Smith Funeral Home of Flatonia was in charge of arrangements. 

Jessie Annear 
Jessie Mable Annear of Denton died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Cleveland County Nursing Home in Rison, Ark. 
Arrangements are pending with Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home in Denton. 

Homer Sissney 
Homer Sissney, 76, of Denton died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Denton Community Hospital. 
Arrangements are pending with Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro. 

Jewell Nix 
Jewell Madeline Nix, 82, of Denton, formerly of Tolar, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in Denton Community Hospital. 
She was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Tolar to John Wesley and Eva Madeline Meeker. 
Mrs. Nix was a member of Assembly of God. 
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, in Cooper Creek Cemetery with the Rev. John Yeatts officiating. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Sept. 16, at DeBerry Funeral Directors. 
Survivors include four sisters, Lois Johnson of Vernon, Dorothy Purdy of Payson, Ariz., Jessie Baker of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Pauline Jones of Columbus; and several local nieces, nd nephews and cousins. 

Mattie Neal 
Mattie Lou Neal, 97, of Denton died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Denton Good Samaritan Village. 
Ms. Neal was born Oct. 14, 1901, in New London to Robert Tillman and Lula (Dawson) Neal. She was a graduate of Scarritt College in Nashville, Tenn. She lived in Cienfuegos, Cuba, as a Methodist missionary teacher from the mid-1930s until Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. 
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Lakewood Cemetery in Henderson.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Crawford A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. 
Survivors include a sister, Geneva Neal Rayburn of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews. 
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of local arrangements. 

Clair Pentico 
Lewisville Clair Dean Pentico, 60, of Lewisville, formerly of Justin, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Denton Community Hospital. 
He was born Feb. 15, 1939, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to Guy A. Pentico and Eva Blanch McClure Pentico. 
He served in the Navy from Feb. 27, 1958, to Feb. 1, 1962. He married Jean Black June 7, 1967, in Rapid City, Manitoba, Canada. 
Mr. Pentico was a member of Rockhaven Church in Grapevine. 
He retired as an adjuster after working 10 years for Westvaco in Dallas. He also was a member of the International Association of Machinist and United Paper Workers Association. 
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Justin Cemetery, Justin, with the Rev. Joe Bob McGinnis officiating. 
Pallbearers will be Dub Turner, Mark Turner, Butch Fair, Jimmie Exline, Alton Adkins and Keith Pentico. 
The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, for visitation. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Justin Ministerial Alliance. 
Survivors include his wife of Lewisville; two sons, Alfred Pentico and Dean Pentico, both of Denton; brother, Guy Pentico Jr. of Madill, Okla.; and three sisters, Carolyn Missimer of Wolfforth, Darlene Stewart of Lubbock, Verna Williams of Ralls. 

Jimmy Price 
Decatur Jimmy Maury Price, 63, of Decatur died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Decatur Community Hospital. 
He was born Nov. 26, 1935, in Virginia. He was Baptist and worked as a security officer. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in Coker Funeral Chapel in Decatur with Gary Bandy officiating. Burial will be in Azleland Cemetery, Azle. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home. 
Survivors include one son, Staff Sgt. Jimmy Price of Fort Lewis, Wash.; three daughters, Pam Baron of Fort Worth, Trina Price of Kirkville, Mo., and Vivian McClintock of Shelbinia, Mo; four brothers, Bud, Mack, and Roger Price of Ohio, and Emmett Price of Virginia; two sisters, Betty Hay and Lillian Hayes, both of Virginia; and 12 grandchildren.

Betty S. Miller 
Betty S. Miller, 65, of Denton died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Denton Rehabilitation Nursing Center. 
Arrangements are pending with Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home. 

William A. Wilkinson 
William A. Wilkinson, 75, of Denton died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements are pending with Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home. 

Jessie M. Annear 
Jessie Mable Annear, 72, of Denton died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Cleveland County Nursing Home, Rison, Ark. 
Mrs. Annear was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Denton to Roy D. and Lucy Elizabeth (Chinn) Martin. She married Glenn Harding Annear Jan. 27, 1949, in Abilene. He died Jan. 9, 1989. 
She attended Abilene Christian College and was a bookkeeper for McGee Electrical Services in Irving. 
Mrs. Annear was a member of Welch Street Church of Christ. 
Service will be 2 p.m Saturday, Sept. 18, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home with Jerry Armstrong and Terry Collins officiating. Burial will be at Chinn Chapel Cemetery, Flower Mound. 
Pallbearers will be Marc McKinzie, Michael McKinzie, Jason Armstrong, Reese Dean, Dennis Martin and Russell Martin. 
Memorials may be made to the Quartz Mountain Christian Camp, Lone Wolf, Okla. 
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Sue McKinzie of Rison, Ariz.; son, Glenn Paul Annear of Mesquite; foster children, Katie Sharp of Pampa, Charlene Bower of Snyder, Jerry Armstrong of Lone Wolf, Okla., Monte Montgomery of Pampa, and Jon Bower of Snyder; sister, Agnes Dean of Denton; brothers, R.D. Martin of Lake Dallas, Tex Morgan Martin of Aubrey, and Clyde Milton Martin of Gallup, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Albert J. `Al' Ardoin 
Albert J. `Al' Ardoin, 67, of Denton died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at Denton Community Hospital. 
He was born Oct. 11, 1931, in New Orleans, La., to Albert J. and Lucille (Audrey) Ardoin, Sr. He married Mildred M. Crep Nov. 26, 1991, in Denton. 
Mr. Ardoin was an Air Force jet fighter pilot during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he played football. He was currently owner and operator of the Double A. Sprinkler Co. and Enterprise Construction Co. He previously was employed by Dodsal Private Limited Co. of Bombay, India, as an engineer on pipeline construction across India and he also worked on the Alaskan Pipeline. 
Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Lindsay officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. 
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight, Friday, Sept. 17, for visitation. 
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, Park Central 1, 7616 LBJ Freeway, Suite # 100, Dallas, Texas 75251. 
Survivors include his wife of Denton; two stepsons, Creg Crep of Denton and Paul Crep of Plano; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. 

John H. Dollarhide 
John H. Dollarhide, 54, of Denton died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at his home. 
He was born Oct. 7, 1944, in Foreman, Ark. 
Mr. Dollarhide married Opal Jean Lenear. 
He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. 
Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, in Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Denton with the Rev. L.E. Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Denton. 
Peoples Funeral Home of Denton is in charge of arrangements. 
Survivors include his wife of Denton; mother, Virgie Carter Hooks of New Boston; brothers, J.D. Hooks Jr. of Leary, Booker Hooks Sr., Utissue Hooks and Johnny Hooks, all of New Boston; sister, Georgia Thompson of New Boston; and four stepsisters, Josephine and Edna Dollarhide and Pat Frank, all of Denton, and Gloria Berry of Dallas. His father, Edward Dollarhide is deceased. 

Bernice `Bea' Cross 
Mountain Springs Bernice `Bea' Cross, 63, of Mountain Springs died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Denton Community Hospital. 
She was born June 24, 1936, in Forestburg, and married R.D. Cross Nov. 19, 1953, in Cooke County. 
Mrs. Cross was a member of Liberty Methodist Church, Liberty, and a homemaker. 
Graveside service was 10 a.m. today, Friday, Sept. 17, at New Hope Cemetery in Mountain Springs with the Rev. Milton Pledger officiating. 
Survivors include her husband of Mountain Springs; mother, Bertie Kirk of Spring; son, Dale Cross of Aubrey; daughters, Sherri Cross of Denton; three brothers, W.M. Kirk and Ralph Kirk, both of Gainesville, and Gary Kirk of Thackerville, Okla.; sister, Virginia Cox of Spring; and one grandchild. 
Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville is in charge of arrangements. 

Homer B. Sissney
Homer B. Sissney, 76, of Denton, formerly of Whitesboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Denton Community Hospital.
Service will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 17, in Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro with the Rev. Terry Engler officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro.
Pallbearers will be L.A. Bridges, Lonnie Dotson, Doug Heffley, Donnie Ferguson, R. C.Guerrero and T.J. Teague.
Mr. Sissney was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Delaware Bend in Cooke County, Texas, to Melvin D. Sissney and Bessy Stowers Sissney. He married Jimmie Andrews in 1947 in Whitesboro.
He was a member of the Nazarene Church.
Mr. Sissney served in the Army during World War II and was a farmer and rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Sissney of Denton; son, Dale W. Sissney of Whitesboro; four daughters, Linda Unger and Donna Hesters, both of Denton, Pam Ferguson of Austin and Dee Daniels of Allen; brother, Phelon Ray Sissney of Lockney; four sisters, Marlene Fields, Dena Underwood and Nelma Underwood, all of Whitesboro, and Jo Ann Underwood of Achile, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, Kevin and Amanda Unger, Stacy Taylor, Michael and John Sissney, Jessica Sanders, Bryan Hesters, Misty Newell, Heath Ferguson, Mary Daniels and Paul Daniels III; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Claiborne and Jacob Taylor.

William Wilkinson 
William Arnold Wilkinson, 75, of Denton died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements are pending with Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home. 

Betty Sue Miller 
Betty Sue Miller, 65, of Denton died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. 
She was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Denton to Bill and Ethel Marriott Ford. She married Billy "Bunky" Miller June 15, 1951, in Denton. 
She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Denton. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the Cindy Nichols Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Denton. The Rev. Cliff Feeler will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers will be Bill Carrico, Gary Skeen, Randy Miller, David Clements, Bob Miller, Jimmmy Staggs, Jody Dulaney, Levi Glenn and Casey Glenn. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home in Denton. 
Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219. 
Survivors include her husband of Denton; two sons, Dusty Miller of Irving and Don Miller of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Lisa Glenn of Denton and Linda Dulaney of Paradise; and five grandchildren. 

Claude D. Sims 
Claude D. Sims, 82, of Denton died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at his home. 
He was born Feb. 28, 1917, in Addison to Edd Dee Sims and Beaulah Bell Brady Sims. He married Atha Rue King Jan. 21, 1950, in Dallas. 
He attended Carrollton High School. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He was the owner of American Cleaner in Denton from 1950 to 1979. 
Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors. The Rev. Cliff Feeler will officiate. 
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the Chapel of the Abbey Mausoleum at Restland Memorial Park with the Rev. William C. Crouch officiating. 
Survivors include his wife of Denton; a sister, Nellie C. Pratt of Corinth; and a brother, Clyde E. Sims of Denton.

Peggy Jenkins 
Peggy Ruth Jenkins, 73, Valley View, Texas, passed away September 16, 1999. She was born and raised in Denton, Texas. Peggy is survived by her husband of 48 years, Floyd Jenkins; sisters Margie Willis and Martha Jo Viers; children, Allen Jenkins, Linda Shibata, Paul Jenkins, Karen Yount and Anne Montgomery; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was a wonderful wife, cherished mother and loving grandmother.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, at the Mountain Springs Community Center in Mountain Springs, Texas.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton, Texas.
Donations in her memory should be made to the Denton Christian Preschool.
She could light up a room with her presence
Warm hearts with a cup of hot tea
And brought smiles to the faces of others
With loving tranquility
 -Andra Yount

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