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James Baughman 
James B. Baughman, 85, of Denton died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Denton Good Samaritan Village. 
Arrangements are pending with Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home.

Chick Crain
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.

Bill Boyd
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 Funeral Home.

William Kimbro
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 
and nephews.

Ruth Cross
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.

Delores Evans
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, Texas 76004. 
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.

Bruce Hampton
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.

Warren Heath
Dallas - Warren Douglas Heath died Sunday, August 1, 2000, at his home in Dallas. 
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.

Wendell Hunter
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 
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.

Bruce Hampton 
Sanger - Bruce Hampton, 82, of Sanger, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at Care Inn. 
Arrangements are pending with Coker Funeral Home of Sanger. 

Wendell Hunter 
Sanger - Wendell Hunter, 62, of Sanger, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at her residence. 
Arrangements are pending with Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. 

Gary Kirchoff 
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 Security. 
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 of arrangements. 
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, Texas. 

Jerry Upchurch 
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 Nursing Center. 
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 
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.

Janice Demore 
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 granddaughter. 

Frances Gillin 
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. 

Elmer Hartenstein 
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 
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 Winingham 
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.

Louise Bond 
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 Cook
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. "Jake" Cook. 

Charles Mack 
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. 

Gordon Gammons 
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. 

Roger Olson
Celina - Roger Olson, 65, of Celina died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at his home.  Arrangements are pending with DeBerry Funeral Directors of Denton.  

Nella Sanders 
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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