James B. Baughman, 85, of Denton died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Denton
Good Samaritan Village.
Arrangements are pending with Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home.
Charles "Chick" Crain, 78, of Denton died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at
his home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are pending with DeBerry Funeral Directors.
Lewisville … W.C. "Bill" Boyd, 91, of Lewisville, formerly of Denton,
died this morning, Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Crosstimbers Nursing Home
in Flower Mound. Arrangements are pending with Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen
Argyle … William P. Kimbro, 92, of Argyle died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000,
at Cottonwood Manor in Denton.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, in Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen
Funeral Chapel with Terry Collins officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn
Memorial Park in Denton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight, Monday,
Feb. 28, at the funeral home.
Mr. Kimbro was born Dec. 5, 1907, in Rice to William Frank Kimbro and
Alice Josephine Fannie Kimbro. His wife, Bertha Murner, died in 1969 and
his second wife, Lorene L. Dixon, died in 1995.
He was a member of Welch Street Church of Christ.
Mr. Kimbro was a former maintenance engineer for Texas Woman's University
and Denton County.
Survivors include one brother, Howard C. Kimbro of Argyle; a son-in-law,
David Sprabeary of Argyle; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild; and nieces
Justin - Ruth Cross, 80, of Justin, died Thursday, August 10, 2000.
She was born July 29, 1920, in Waldo, Ark., to Henry Elmer and Effie
(Elridge) Burns. She married Francis E. Cross. He is deceased.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, August 14, at Restland Wildwood
Chapel. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park. Restland Funeral Home
of Dallas is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include daughters, Bobbie Caldwell and Debra Parker; sons,
Curtis Phillips, Larry Cross, and Curtis Cross; brother, Daniel Burns;
sisters, Ruby Barnard and Louise Edwards; 15
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Granbury - Delores Aleene Evans, 63, of Granbury, formerly of Grapevine,
died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at her residence. She was born March 28,
1937, in Tulsa, Okla.
Mrs. Evans retired as a postal clerk from Grapevine Post Office.
A memorial service will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, August
15, at Luby's Cafeteria, at 114 and William D. Tate Freeway in Grapevine.
Memorials may be made to The Women's Shelter, P.O. Box 120, Arlington,
Survivors include two sons, Phillip Evans of Fort Worth and Zanath
Evans of Weatherford; two brothers, David Lee Day of Austin and Greg Strout
of California; and two grandchildren.
Sanger - Bruce Hampton, 82, of Sanger, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000,
at Care Inn of Sanger.
He was born March 27, 1918, in Sanger. Mr. Hampton served in the U.S.
Navy. He retired from a career in sales.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000,
at Gribble Springs Cemetery. Dr. E. L. McNeal will officiate.
Coker Funeral Home in Sanger is in charge of arrangements. Survivors
include his sister, Mary Cunningham of Richardson; two nieces; three great-nephews;
and one great-niece.
Dallas - Warren Douglas Heath died Sunday, August 1, 2000, at his home
He was born Dec. 14, 1962, in Dallas. Mr. Heath was a commercial printer
and a 5th Degree Black Belt in Aikido.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, in
the chapel of Coker Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Davis officiating.
Burial will be in Bolivar Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000,
at Coker Funeral Home.
Survivors include his father, Carl S. Heath Jr. of Mesquite; his mother,
Melva R. Heath of Dallas; three sisters, Claudia Wallace of Dallas, Jody
Rentfro of Lewisville and Karen Lambert of Sanger; and his brother, Carl
S. Heath III of Mesquite.
Sanger - Wendell "Micky" Hunter, 62, of Sanger, died Monday, August
14, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Bonham, to Ross and Jewel Petty.
Ms. Hunter was a homemaker. Services will be in held at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the
chapel of Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. Burial will be in Bolivar Cemetery.
Survivors include her parents of Sanger; two sons, Dusty Lee L. Hunter
of Sanger and Dave Hunter of Denton; three daughters, Vicki Smithers, Phyllis
Hunter and Mona Moore, all of Sanger; two
brothers, Glen Petty of Arlington and Larry Petty of Ben Franklin;
four sisters, Hazel Baver of Lucus, Linda Gillette of Midlothian and Betty
Hunter and Judy Frazier, both of Sanger; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Linda Foster was born in Richmond, Va., on April 24, 1952, and passed
away on Aug. 13, 2000, at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas due to an illness.
She moved to Sherman 26 years ago. Linda never
met a stranger; she touched people's lives everywhere she went. Linda
was employed by Cigna Health Care for the last two years. She will be reunited
with her mother Violet Estelle Ford McNamee
and father George Phillip McNamee. Linda is survived by her husband
Randy Foster, daughter
Kimberly Edwards Grant, son Sgt. Jeff Edwards, USMC, sisters Betty
Overby, Patsy Matthews, Phyllis Spears, brother Phillip McNamee and four
grandchildren, Kirstin Edwards, John and Jaime
Grant and one due in January by her son and daughter-in-law. She is
also survived by 18 nieces and eight nephews. Services will be held
at Waldo Funeral Home Chapel in Sherman on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from
7 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be nephew Kevin Overby, son-in-law John Grant,
close friends Mark Johnson, Doug Hotalen, Doug Hotalen Jr. and Mike Brown.
Leading the pallbearers will be her son, Sgt. Jeff Edwards, USMC.
This obituary was lovingly composed by Linda's daughter, Kimberly.
Sanger - Bruce Hampton, 82, of Sanger, died Sunday, August 13, 2000,
at Care Inn.
Arrangements are pending with Coker Funeral Home of Sanger.
Sanger - Wendell Hunter, 62, of Sanger, died Monday, August 14, 2000,
at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Coker Funeral Home in Sanger.
Gary H. Kirchoff, 57, of Denton, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at
his home in Denton.
He was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Alexandria, Minn., to Henry and Marion
Kirchoff. He married Carol Riddlesperger on Oct. 21, 1978, in Denton. He
attended public schools and received his bachelor
of arts degree from University of North Dakota at Grand Forks and his
Juris doctor degree from University of Texas. He served in the U.S. Army
He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Kirchoff was
the owner of Title Resources of Denton County. He was a member of Denton
Community Theater, Music Theater of Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts
Council. Survivors include his wife of Denton; one daughter, Frances
Justine Schmidt of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; three sons, Brian Christopher
Graham of Napa, Calif., Karl Henry Kirchoff and Andrew Gary Kirchoff, both
of Denton; two sisters, Joan Engberg of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Jan Bitzer
of Muskegan, Mich.; nephews and nieces. His parents, and one brother, Richard
Kirchoff, are deceased.
Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. today, Monday, August 14, at
First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gary Mueller, the Rev. William
C. Crouch, the Rev. Lisa Greenwood Wolcot and Dan
Williams officiated. Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home was in charge
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Youth Ministry,
201 S. Locust, Denton, Texas 75201, Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E.
Hickory, Denton, Texas, 76201, Denton Community Theater, 214 W. Hickory,
Denton, Texas 76201, or Music Theater of Denton, P.O. Box 3094, Denton,
Sanger - Jerry Upchurch, 49, of Sanger, died Friday, August 11, 2000,
at Denton Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 16, 1950, in Lubbock.
Mr. Upchurch was general manager of Denton County Fresh Water Supply. He
was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, at First Baptist
Church. The Rev. Benny Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be in
Sanger Cemetery. Coker Funeral Home of Sanger
is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn
Unchurch of Sanger; daughter, Stacey Counce of Carrollton; brother, Kenneth
Upchurch of Gladewater; and sister, Betty Vannucci of Carrollton.
Oreta J. Vincent
Oreta June Vincent, 69, of Krum, beloved mother, wife and grandmother,
passed away Friday, August 11, 2000, in Lewisville, Texas, after a courageous
battle with cancer. She was born August
6, 1931, in Millsap, Texas, to Paul and Merdell Carter. She was
a talented artist, who enjoyed showcasing her creations at arts and crafts
shows. Oreta married Mac W. Vincent on August 4, 1950, in Mineral Wells,
Texas. Oreta was a member of Krum Church of Christ.
She is survived by husband Mac W. Vincent Sr. of Krum; her sons, Mac
Vincent Jr. and his wife Lou of Krum, Brian Vincent and his wife Martha
of Krum, Kevin Vincent and his wife Rena of Ponder; daughter, Sharla Boles
and her husband Mike of Denton; five grandchildren, Christopher and Nicholas
Vincent, Melissa, Laura and Meagan Vincent; her parents, Paul and Merdell
Carter; her sister, Nita Paul Mason; and her brothers, Noel and Charles
Carter, all of Mineral Wells. Her infant son, Timothy Vincent, preceded
her in death.
Services were held at 10 a.m. today, Monday, August 14, at Krum Church
of Christ, with the Rev. Don Killough officiating. Burial was in
Jackson Cemetery in Krum. DeBerry Funeral Directors
is in charge of arrangements.
Lona A. Bowen
Lona Annie Bowen, 89, of Denton, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Denton
She was born Dec. 16, 1910, in Sulphur Springs, to Albert and Melissa
(Schmitz) Browning. She married Charles Calvin Bowen in June 1930, in Hugo,
Okla. Mr. Bowen died in 1989.
Mrs. Bowen was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Lindsey
Cemetery in Randolph, with Russell Haffner officiating.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Mulkey-Mason,
Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton. Survivors include three grandchildren,
Steve and Scott Wood of
Sanger, and Lou Ann Wood of El Paso; and five great-grandchildren.
Ruby Del Riney
Pilot Point - Ruby Del Riney, 82, of Pilot Point, died Tuesday, Oct.
17, 2000, at Careage Place of Pilot Point. She was born Nov.
21, 1917, in Lone Oak, to Jack and Ethel Stanfield Simpson. She married
Richard Riney on Sept. 19, 1937, in Denton. She attended Lone Oak
schools and cosmetology school. Mrs. Riney was a member of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church and was active in the Altar Society. She was a volunteer
at Denton Regional Medical Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at
St. Thomas Catholic Church, Pilot Point. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Brown, Todd Brown, Rodd Brown, Shannon Stephens,
Shelby Stephens and Tommy Riney. Survivors include her daughters, Myrna
Brown of Denton and Donna Stephens of Pilot Point; son, Mark Riney of Highland
Village; sisters, Mary Alice Matarazzi of Sacramento, Calif., Delphine
Patten of Garland and Norma Bailey of Dallas; seven grandchildren; and
six great grandchildren. Her siblings, Pauline Simpson, Irene Simpson and
Jim Ed Simpson are deceased. Memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice.
DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Irene Harris, 91, of Denton, died Tuesday evening at Denton Regional
Medical Center. Mrs. Harris was born in Melrose, Texas, on Feb. 23,
1909, to William Charles and Elena Jacobs Alders. She married Isaac Orland
Harris on Feb. 20, 1933, in Logansport, La. Mr. Harris died on Sept. 21,
1991. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Denton. She
was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Houston. Mrs. Harris was a
homemaker and had also owned and operated the Harris Drapery Shop in Houston.
She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Lanelle Harris of Denton; one
daughter-in-law, Martha Harris of Denton; two grandchildren, Wendell Hayes
Harris of Denton, Renae and husband Gene Bruce of Denton; and several nieces
and nephews. Her son, Hayes Orland Harris preceded her in death on June
22, 1994. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
19, at Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, with Dr. Wayne Blankenship officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 18. at the funeral home.
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pearland - Janice Demore, 55, of Pearland, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000,
at MD Anderson Hospital, Houston. Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
Larry Don Enis
Boyd - Larry Don Enis, 62, of Boyd, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, in Dallas.
He was born March 11, 1938, in Drop. He graduated from Krum High School
and North Texas University, receiving a master's degree in 1960. Mr. Enis
worked for Boyd Independent School District for 40 years, 30 years as school
superintendent. He was a member of T.A.S.A. and the Boyd Lions Club. He
encouraged others to donate organs for the sake of saving lives and received
a lung transplant on Nov. 29, 1999. He was a member of First United Methodist
Church in Boyd. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11,
at First United Methodist Church in Boyd. The Rev. Bill May will officiate.
Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery in Krum. Memorials may be
made to First United Methodist Church of Boyd pew fund. Survivors
include his wife, Sharrlyn Enis of Boyd; mother, Hazel Enis of Krum; three
sons, Don Enis of Dawson, Douglas DuVall of Dallas and Darren DuVall of
Fort Worth; two daughters, Tonya McCurdy of Rhome and Shelly Mitchell of
Bedford; two brothers, Bennie Enis and Gary Enis, both of Krum; and one
Corinth - Frances Edward Gillin of Denton died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000,
at Denton Regional Hospital. He was born in Fairfax, Vt., to Henry and
Irene Gillin. He married Fran Gillin in Ocala, Fla. He
graduated from BFA in Fairfax in 1951. During the Korean Conflict he
served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and received two commendation
medals while a DAV from action in Korea. Mr. Gillin and his wife traveled
and ministered throughout the country. Visitation will be held from 6 to
7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the chapel of Goen-Hudgens Funeral
Home in Denton, followed by a service at 7 p.m. Graveside services will
be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Fran; two sons, Kevin Gillin of Plano and Frank
Gillin Jr. of Salem, Ore.; one brother, Robert Gillin of Milford, N.H.;
and one sister, Mary Ellen Sault of Swanton, Vt.
Highland Village - Elmer M. Hartenstein, 82, of Highland Village, died
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the Medical Center of Lewisville. He was
born Nov. 30, 1917, in Newark, N.J., to Elmer M. Hartenstein Sr. and Anna
Elizabeth Schomp Hartenstein. He graduated from Irvington High School in
New Jersey in 1937 and Newark College of Engineering in 1958. He married
Bobbie N. Welch on June 30, 1944, in Amarillo. During World War II he served
in the Army Air Corps, flying many missions as flight engineer on B-17's.
Mr. Hartenstein worked for Liberty Mutual insurance Company for 47 years
as a safety engineer. He was a member of Lewisville Church of Christ. Services
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Lewisville Church of Christ.
Mike Danchak will officiate. Interment will follow in
Roselawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville.
Memorials may be made to Lewisville Church of Christ building fund or to
the Chatham Church of Christ in Chatham, N.J. Survivors include his wife
of Highland Village; one daughter, Judy L. Blankenship of Oklahoma City,
Okla.; one son, Darrel W. Hartenstein of Dallas; and four grandchildren.
Frank Parks, 72, of Denton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at his residence.
He was born July 11, 1928, in Dallas, to Lois Cleo and Berniece McHan Parks.
He married Dorothy Geeslin in Stephenville, on Aug. 18, 1951. Mr.
Parks served in the U.S. Air Force as well as the Naval Reserve. He was
the director of internal audit at the University of North Texas. He was
past president of the Association of College and University Auditors. He
was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Denton Stamp Club.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at First
United Methodist Church. Dr. Gary Mueller and Dr. William C. Crouch will
officiate. DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. Memorials
may be made to First United Methodist Church or Ann's Haven Hospice. Survivors
include his wife of Denton; three daughters, Paula Parks Harvey of Spring,
Martha Parks Gow of McLean, Va., and Diana Parks of
Carrollton; one son, William F. Parks of Fort Rucker, Ala.; and five
grandchildren. His brothers, Lucky C. and Bobby Parks, are deceased.
Gladys Johnson Winingham, 89, of Denton, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000,
at her home. She was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Johnson County, Mo.,
to Robert Fletcher and Ada (Carruthers) Boone. She was a graduate of Warrensburg
High School in Warrensburg, Mo. She married Ray Wendell Johnson in
Sedalia, Mo., in 1928. He died in 1936. She married John Winingham
in 1959. He died in July of 1962. Mrs. Winingham was active
in RSVP at Denton Regional Medical Center, had served as city collector
for eight years, and worked for the Daily Star Journal in Warrensburg,
Mo. She moved to Lovington, N.M., and worked at the Old Lea General Hospital
as a bookkeeper for a private
physician. She was a member of the Business and Professional
Women's Club, and named Woman of the Year in 1985-1986. She
was Presbyterian. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
9, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home. The
Rev. Russ Tieken will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial
Park. The family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 8, for visitation. Memorials may be made
to Ann's Haven Hospice VNA, 216 W. Mulberry, Denton, Texas 76201.
Survivors include two daughters, Ada M. Bruns of Denton and Margarette
Lavaughn Ford of Pilot Grove, Mo.; two sons, Ray W. Johnson of Denton and
Aaron Robert Johnson of Albany, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great
grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters and three grandchildren are deceased.
Justin - Louise Bond, 78, of Justin died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at
her home after a lengthy illness with a brain tumor. She was born
Sept. 29, 1922, in Lamesa to Archie and Edna Mae Haney. She attended
Texas Woman's University and was employed as an accountant by H&R Block
before she retired. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Justin,
the Women's Missionary Union, and the 20th Century Study Club. The
service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the First Baptist Church
of Justin. The Rev. Scott Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Justin
Cemetery. DeBerry Funeral Directors of Denton is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Crumpton, Lucas Crumpton, Gary Sharp, Gary Forbis,
Ray Sharp and Jeff Oldt. Visitation will be at the family's home
today, April 9. Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven Hospice.
Survivors include her husband, C.E. "Gene" Bond of Justin; one daughter,
Carol Annette Bond Crumpton of Denton; one sister, Jeraldine Sharp of Hurst;
and five grandchildren.
Jessie Ophelia Cook, 91, of Denton died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Denton
Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 9, 1910, in Corsicana to Chester
and Sallie Nelms. Mrs. Cook was a retired clerical worker for the
Navarro County Abstract. She was a member of the Eastern Star. A
graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Oakwood
Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today,
April 9, at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. Survivors include
one daughter, Carolyn Frazier of Sanger; one sister, Mrs. Floy Smith of
Denton; four grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.C.
Lewisville - Charles Arthur Mack, 91, of Lewisville died Friday, April
6, 2001, at a Lewisville hospital. He was a native of Oklahoma
and a retired commercial building engineer. The service will be at
1 p.m. today, April 9, in the chapel of Dalton and Son Funeral Home in
Lewisville. The Rev. Buddie Owens will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn
Cemetery in Denton. Survivors include his wife, Lois Akers Mack of
Lewisville; two daughters, Jo Ann Rozzell and Linda Folse; two stepdaughters,
Ava Tune and Betty Kilcrease; two stepsons, Bill Tune and Buddy Tune; 10
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Dallas - Gordon R. Gammons, 76, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Doctors
Hospital in Dallas. He was born July 21, 1924, in Paragould, Ark.
He married Gloria Jane Coffman in Paragould, Ark., on Sept. 6, 1947. She
died May 14, 1990. Mr. Gammons was a supervisor at Champion Paper
Co. in Dallas. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April
10, at Oakgrove Cemetery in Denton County. The Rev. Luther Slay will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Spann, Jeff Green, B.J. Gammons, Shane Acklie
and Allen Whitman. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today,
April 9, at Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point. Survivors include
two sons, William "Bill" Gammons of Lewisville and Gordon Gammons of Dallas;
two daughters, Pamela Green and Donna Spann, both of Mesquite; seven grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann
Carol Lung and Peggy Jo Gammons.
Celina - Roger Olson, 65, of Celina died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at
his home. Arrangements are pending with DeBerry Funeral Directors
Mountain Springs - Nella Dean Sanders, 81, of Mountain Springs died
Sunday, April 8, 2001, at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1919, in
Cooke County to Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth Boatman Rawlings. She married
Dewell Sanders in Marietta, Okla., on Jan. 27, 1940. Mrs. Sanders
worked for Dan's Drug in Pilot Point for 15 years and then as a nurse for
Dr. Marion Groff in Pilot Point for several years. She was
a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The service will be at 2
p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point. The
Revs. Milton Pledger, Luther Slay and Danny Shaver will officiate. Burial
will be in New Hope Cemetery, Mountain Springs Community, Cooke County.
Pallbearers will be Dan Gist, Walter Keen, Billy Ray Pedigo, Kenneth
Alexander, David DeJernette and Terri Slay. Visitation
will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Survivors include
her husband of Mountain Springs; three sons, Benny Sanders of Mountain
Springs, Dolan Sanders of Collinsville and Ronny Sanders of Pilot Point;
12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ola Pearl Stanford
Ola Pearl Stanford, 94, of Denton, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at the
Vintage Health Care Center.
She was born March 16, 1907, in Hope, Ark., to Julia Yokum Leatherwood
and Walter Leatherwood. In 1924 she married Elbert C. Stanford Sr. in Argyle.
He died in 1936. Mrs. Stanford was a homemaker, mother of five children
… Calvin, Lorene, Billie Jean, J.T. and Elbert Jr., grandmother of nine
… Doris Franks, Martha Puckett, Janice Glass, Malinda Potynski, Rebecca
Arnold, Randy Stanford, Ronnie Stanford, Angie Richardson and Karen Wilson,
and great-grandmother of 14. She was a longtime member of Calvary
Lighthouse Assembly of God
Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stanford was preceded
in death by a son, Calvin Stanford and daughter, Billie Jean Arnold.
She is survived by sons Elbert Stanford Jr. and J.T. Stanford and
his wife Betty and daughter Lorene Mercer, all of Denton.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, in the chapel of DeBerry
Funeral Directors, conducted by her nephew, Joe Carlton.
Interment was in Graham/Argyle Cemetery in Argyle. Pallbearers
were Randy Stanford, Ronnie Stanford, Jeff Richardson, Mark Moore, Randy
Stanford Jr. and Monty Sanders. Memorials may be made to the charity
of your choice. Mrs. Stanford was known as Mama to some … Good Mama,
Aunt Pearl and Aunt Dutch to others, and Granny to many … we are blessed
to have been a part of her life. The family expresses heartfelt thanks
and sincere appreciation to staff and employees of the Vintage healthcare
Center for her care during her nine year residence there.
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