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Katie Harris 
Frisco ... Katie I. Harris, 94, of Frisco died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Celina Care Center in Celina. 
She was born Dec. 5, 1905, in Bradford to John P. and Mary Emma Barkley. She married Walter Scott Harris in 1950 in Frisco. He died July 13, 1978. 
She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Cantrell Funeral Chapel in Frisco. Burial will be in Little Elm Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. 
Survivors include nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. 

Georgia Lunsford 
Dallas ... Georgia Irene Lunsford, 66, of Dallas died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. 
She was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Farmersville to Sebron and Katy Middleton. 
She was retired from Fireman's Fund Insurance as an account manager. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. The Rev. Sam Redfearn will officiate. Burial will be in Flower Mound Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. 
Survivors include a son, Terry Beaver of Grapevine; two stepsons, Allen Raybourn of Van Buren, Ark., and Joseph Leon Laney of Pine Bluff, Ark.; one brother, Jack Middleton of Whitesboro; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Allira Morin 
Decatur ... Allira E. Morin, 85, of Decatur died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Decatur Convalescent Center. 
He was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Green Valley. He married Beatrice Martin in Gainesville in 1933. She preceded him in 
death. 
He worked as an inspector for aircraft maintenance. 
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. John Bruce will officiate. 
Coker Funeral Home in Decatur is in charge of arrangements. 
Survivors include a son, D'Wayne Morin of Dallas; a daughter, Rae Upton of Decatur; a brother, Duane Morin of Irving; a sister, Frances Waugh of California; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Annis Pierce 
Aubrey ... Annis Mae Pierce, 89, of Aubrey died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. 
She was born June 2, 1910, in Ozark, Ark., to Monroe Treadwell and Mary Elizabeth McDade. She married Raymond Pierce Dec. 25, 1926, in Carden, Okla. 
She was a retired foster grandparent for 19 years at Denton State School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Aubrey. 
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at Huff/Slay Funeral Home Chapel in Pilot Point. The Rev. Harrol Bowman will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Ozark, Ark. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. 
Survivors include two sons, Jack L. Pierce of Higginsville, Mo., and Raymond Pierce of Van Buren, Ark.; a daughter, Thelma L. Ames of Aubrey; a sister, Betty Carl of Farmington, Mo.; a brother, Odell Treadwell of Sunland, Calif.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Everett Treadwell; and a sister, Essie Latta. 

Nellie Weideman 
Alvord ... Nellie Clyde Reece Weideman, 98, of Alvord died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Decatur Convalescent Center. 
She was born Aug. 8, 1901, in Mena, Ark. She married Clarence Alfred Weideman. He preceded her in death. 
She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. 
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Rusty Hedges will officiate. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 9, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. 
Survivors include a daughter, Nanci Lee Nellis of Alvord; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Lena Mae White 
Collinsville ... Lena Mae White, 82, of Collinsville died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in the Community Medical Center in Sherman.
She was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Altus, Okla., to Charles and Callie Telford. 
She was a member of the County Line Baptist Church of Collinsville. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with the Rev. Gary Davis and the Rev. Charles Hite officiating. Burial will be in the Collinsville Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Scott Edwards, Jeff Bice, Branden White, Darrin White, Chris White, Mark Newton and Beau White. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. 
Survivors include her husband, Patrick White of Collinsville; three daughters, Patsy Micheal of Denison, Elaine Edwards of Krum and Martha Bice of Collinsville; two sons, Charles White of Collinsville and Billy Ray White of Collinsville; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Lester T. McLeod
Denton - Lester T. (Jinks) McLeod, 86, of Denton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Denton Good Samaritan Village.
Mr. McLeod was born Sept. 2, 1913, in Denton County, Texas, to James A. and Florence (Trimble) McLeod. He married Dixie (Gray) McLeod on Dec. 19, 1936, in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He retired as manager of Pargas.
Private family memorial services will be held.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie of Denton; daughters, Patsy Nicholas of Denton, Wanda and Jack Garner of Plano; son, Jimmy McLeod of Denton; brother, James (Bill) McLeod of Lucas, Texas; grandchildren, Greg Mason of Denton, Shari and Kenneth Newton of Denton, Rika and Greg Baker of Corinth, Gayla and Jason Malmquist of Austin; and great-grandchildren, Jimmy Don Newton, Jennifer Newton and Brooke Baker.
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Oran G. Neace 
Oran Glenn Neace, 85, of Denton died this morning, Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 
Arrangements are pending with Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home. 

Faye Grier 
Justin - Faye Grier, 61, of Justin died Sunday morning, Jan. 9, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements are pending with Goen-Hudgens of Justin. 

William T. Reese 
Oak Point - William T. Reese, 75, of Oak Point died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements are pending with Goen-Hudgens of Denton. 

Allira Morin 
Decatur - Allira E. Morin, 85, of Decatur died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Decatur Convalescent Center. 
Mr. Morin was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Green Valley. He married Beatrice Martin in 1933 in Gainesville. Mrs. Morin is deceased. 
He was an inspector for aircraft maintenance. 
Graveside service was 10 a.m. today, Monday, Jan. 10, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton with John Bruce officiating. 
Coker Funeral Home of Decatur was in charge of arrangements. 
Survivors include one son, Dwayne Morin of Dallas; daughter, Rae Upton of Decatur; brother, Duane Morin of Irving; sister, Frances Waugh of California; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Dianne Viens-Spears 
Sanger - Dianne Y. Viens-Spears, 66, of Sanger died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 
Mrs. Viens-Spears was born Aug. 4, 1933, in Holyoke, Mass., to Donald Viens and Alice Forrest Viens. 
Private family service will be held. 
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Rae Jackson of Edmond, Okla., and Terri Lynette Noble-Lynn of Denton; sons, Richard Spears of Sanger; sisters, Camille Boisvert and Lavrette Tluzs, both of Springfield, Mass.; brothers, Richard Viens of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Ronnie Viens of Springfield, Mass; and eight grandchildren. 
DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. 

Law Ash 
Law Ash, 78, of Denton died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements are pending with DeBerry Funeral Directors. 

Donald Dean Boyd 
Donald Dean Boyd, 51, of Denton died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at his home. 
Service will be 2:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 11, in First United Methodist Church in Saint Jo with the Rev. Mel Caraway officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo. 
McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo is in charge of arrangements. 
Pallbearers will be Kevin, Gerald and Lynn Boyd, Michael Barker, Chad Mankins and Kelly McCain. 
Memorials may be made to Don Boyd Scholarship Fund at Texas Bank in Denton. 
Mr. Boyd was born June 12, 1948, in Bowie, to John Amsey Boyd and Eula Bell (Akin) Boyd. He married Virginia Kay Stewart May 4, 1970, in Amarillo. 
He lived in Denton since 1980 and was an office manager with Hammerle Finley Attorneys and Counselors at Law since 1987. 
Mr. Boyd received para-legal training at NCTC. 
He was a bass guitarist and studied music at the University of North Texas. He graduated from Forestburg High School in 1966 and enjoyed writing children's stories and poetry. 
Survivors include his wife of Denton; daughter, Amy Boyd of Denton; sons, Kent and Andrew Boyd of Denton; mother of Bowie; and eight brothers and sisters. 
His father, one sister and three brothers are deceased. 

Cynthia Ann Ellison 
Cynthia Ann Ellison, 45, of Denton died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 11, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. 
Mrs. Ellison was born Feb. 15, 1954, in Denton to John Gheen and Betti (Bristow) Gheen. 
She attended Denton public school and married Carl Ray Ellison June 3, 1972. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Church and was a missionary. 
Survivors include her husband of Denton; parents of Denton; and brothers, Doublas Gheen of Garland and Gary Gheen of Aubrey. 

Rev. Oran G. Neace 
Rev. Oran Glenn Neace, 85, of Denton died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Full Gospel Church in Denton with the Rev. Jack Howard officiating. Burial will be in Justin Cemetery, Justin. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home. 
Pallbearers will be Anthony Fron, Wilbern Neace Jr., Little Bud Bowles, Jessie Neace, Michael Mathis, Travis Sanford, and William Northcutt. 
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Rev. Neace was born Jan. 5, 1915, in Justin to Authur Cook and Minnie Zora (Pullman) Neace. He married Oma Ann Markham in Keller, May 27, 1944. 
Rev. Neace served in the Army during World War II and was a retired minister. 
Survivors include a daughters, Laverne Ann Fron of Denton and Glenda Paulette Bowles of Ponder; son, Wilbern Glen Neace and Archie Lee Neace, both of Denton; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Billy Joe Atkins Sr. 
Breckenridge - Billy Joe Atkins, Sr. 46, of Breckenridge, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Breckenridge. 
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Breckenridge Cemetery. 
Morehart Mortuary in Breckenridge is in charge of arrangements. 
Mr. Atkins was born Oct. 2, 1953, in West Monroe, La. He attended school in Irving and worked for Chaparral Trailers Manufacturing until 1989. He moved to Breckenridge in 1991 and attended the Abundant Life Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Donna Atkins of Denton; two daughters, Lisa Atkins of Denton and Christie Trotter of Cleburne; son, Billy Joe Atkins Jr. of Sanger; brother, Steven Ward Atkins of Huntsville; sister, Shelia Gonzales of Breckenridge; and two grandchildren. His parents are deceased. 

Doris Faye Grier 
Justin - Doris Faye Grier, 61, of Justin died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Denton Regional Medical Center. 
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Justin Church of Christ with James Vinzant officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. 
Goen-Hudgens of Justin is in charge of arrangements. 
Mrs. Grier was born Aug. 31, 1938, in Fort Worth, to Lee and Ruby (Sturdivant) Hicks. 
She, and her husband "J.R.," owned and operated the Justin Florist. In 1989, she became a member of Justin Area Chamber of Commerces. 
Survivors include a son, Mike Grier of Justin; two daughters, Joyce Cassell of Denton and Gail Burdine of Hurst; brother, Bill Hicks and sister, Jimmy Win, both of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Daniel Johnson Sr. 
Fort Worth - Daniel Lee Johnson, Sr., 76, of Fort Worth, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth. 
Service will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in East St. Paul Baptist Church in Fort Worth with Kenneth Davis officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth. 
The family will be at Peoples Funeral Home in Denton from 7 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 11, for visitation.
Mr. Johnson was born April 23, 1923, in Doyle, to Beulah Haynes and McCullough Johnson. 
He married Mary Frances Benson. 
Mr. Johnson was a member of St. Andrew Church of God in Christ in Denton and a former educator in Fort Worth public schools. 
Survivors include his wife of Fort Worth; son, Daniel L. Johnson of Katy; brothers, Emery Johnson of Vallejo, Calif.; sisters, La Tonya Mabry of Berkley, Calif., and Doris Williams of Bakersfield, Calif.; and three grandchildren. 
His parents are deceased. 

Debra M. Pearsons 
Lewisville - Debra Marie Pearsons, 29, a juvenile probation officer in Lewisville, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, from acute Leukemia. 
Service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Handley United Methodist Church. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth. 
Ms. Pearson graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a bachelor's degree and received a master's degree from Texas A&M University. 
She was a teacher at Denton Four County Adult Education Co-op. 
Survivors include a sister, Donna Clarke of Arlington, brother, Donald Pearson of North Chittenden, Vermont; and aunt and uncles. 

Cynthia Ann Ellison 
Cynthia Ann Ellison, 45, of Denton died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 
Mrs. Ellison was born Feb. 15, 1954, in Denton to John Gheen and Betti (Bristow) Gheen. 
She attended Denton public schools and married Carl Ray Ellison June 3, 1972. She was a Jehovah's Witness and was a missionary. 
Survivors include her husband of Denton; parents of Denton; and brothers, Douglas Gheen of Garland and Gary Gheen of Aubrey. 

Law Ash 
Law Ash, 78, of Denton died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors with Chaplain Ricks Edmondson officiating. Burial will follow in Sanger Cemetery. 
The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14, for visitation. 
Mr. Ash was born July 24, 1921, in West Virginia to Jetta Merle and Law A. "Dutch" Ash. 
He graduated from Fort Stockton High school in 1940, where he lettered in football and basketball. He served in the Navy during World War II and married Oleta Peavey in May 1950, in Dallas. 
Mr. Ash worked for Moore Business Forms for 40 years and retired when the plant closed in 1987. 
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Karen M. Adams of Carrollton; and son, Dennis Law Ash. 

Cecelia G. Roes 
Cecelia Garnette Roes, 77, of Denton, formerly of Coal Hill, Ark., died Dec. 18, 1999, at Denton Regional Hospital. 
She was born August 21, 1922, in Winkler, Kan., to William Dwight and Theresa Hildetha (Smith) Reedy. She married Albert Roes. He is deceased. 
Mrs. Roes was a homemaker, business owner, and instructor. She spent many years involved with Veterans of Foreign Wars and was past president of State of Arkansas Auxiliary VFW. 
She was buried at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Arkansas. DeBerry Funeral Home of Denton was in charge of local arrangements. 
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Freeman of Denton; one son, Leroy Roes of Rapid City, S.D.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. One son, Dale Roes, is deceased. 

Eugene Brown 
Stoney - Eugene Brown, 80, of Stoney died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his home. 
Arrangements are pending with DeBerry Funeral Directors. 

Hazel Cobb 
Decatur - Hazel Cobb, 87, of Decatur died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Sunny Hills Nursing Center. 
Service will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Coker Funeral Chapel in Decatur with Ray Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. 
Pallbearers will be Mike Winters, Dennis and Kenneth Cobb, Nolan and Jerry Rawle and Edwin Haney.
Mrs. Cobb was born Dec. 1, 1912, in Wise County. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur and was a caregiver. 
She married Walter Ray Cobb Dec. 1, 1929, in Bridgeport. Mr. Cobb is deceased. 
Survivors include two sons, Ray Cobb of Abilene and Travis Cobb of Decatur; two brothers, W.D. Rawle of Decatur and Marshal Rawle of Chico; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

Doris Faye Grier 
Justin - Doris Faye Grier, 61, of Justin died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Denton Regional Medical Center. 
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Justin Church of Christ with James Vinzant 
officiating. Goen-Hudgens of Justin is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. 
Mrs. Grier was born Aug. 31, 1938, in Fort Worth, to Lee and Ruby (Sturdivant) Hicks. 
She, and her husband `J.W.,' owned and operated Delta Tire Company in Dallas. She later owned and operated Justin Florist. In 1989, she became a member of Justin Area Chamber of Commerce. 
Survivors include a son, Mike Grier of Justin; two daughters, Joyce Cassell of Denton and Gail Burdine of Hurst; brother, Bill Hicks and sister, Jimmy Winn, both of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

William T. Reese 
Oak Point - William Thomas Reese, 75, of Oak Point died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Hospital. 
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in Goen-Hudgens Funeral Chapel with Dr. Eugene Williams officiating. Cremation will follow the service. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home. 
Mr. Reese was born May 7, 1924, in Weirton, W.Va., to Thomas Edward and Gladys Edith (Hopkins) Reese. 
He served in the Army during World War II and was an auditor. 
Survivors include three sons, Robert Reese of Oak Point, William Reese of Flint, Mich., and Ed Fruness of Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Gladys Renye of Flint, Mich., and Doreen Owens of Dearborn, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

James W. Morgan
James William "Bill" Morgan, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000.
He was a minister in the United Methodist church for 40 years prior to his retirement in 1977. He was born in Dallas April 21, 1914.
Mr. Morgan served as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Denton from 1969 to 1977. He also served churches in Corpus Christi,  Seguin, Georgetown, San Antonio and Austin.
Mr. Morgan held a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Methodist University, a bachelor of divinity from Perkins and a doctorate of divinity from Southwestern. He served on many national boards and committees of his church and was a delegate three times to the General and Jurisdictional and once to the World Conference. In 1968 President Lyndon Johnson appointed him to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a six-year term.
His life was filled with curiosity for the wonder of life, commitment to justice for all, and a profound gratitude for the gift of life.
He is survived by Jo, his wife of 62 years; daughters, Joanna Shields of Dallas, Bronwen Everton of Lafayette, Ind., and Gretchen Morgan of Sacramento, Calif.; granddaughters, Katherine and Margaret Shields and Marisa Simmons; a sister, Mrs. Eula West of Gainesville; and a brother, Dr. Jack Morgan of Fairfield, Iowa.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in First United Methodist Church, Denton. In lieu of flowers memorials gifts may be sent to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Ala., or to one of the churches he served.

Grace E. J. Williams 
Grace Ella Jackson Williams, 106, of Denton died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. 
She was born Jan. 1, 1894, in Wise County. 
Arrangements are pending with Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home. 

Wilfred Kinnerson 
Valley View - Wilfred Kinnerson, 74, of Valley View died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 
She was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Opelousas, La. 
Arrangements are pending with Peoples Funeral Home in Denton. 

Bernice Hamilton 
Bernice Hamilton, 71, of Denton died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 
Service will be 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Church of Christ in Trenton with Russell Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery, Trenton. 
Earnheart Funeral Home of Whitewright is in charge of arrangements. 
Pallbearers will be Jerry Jeans, Gary Savage, Brent Owens, Shawn Flores, Chad Sanders and Wayne Mohundro. 
Mrs. Hamilton was born May 27, 1928, in Leonard to Othel Jefferson Savage and Inez Jenkins Savage. 
Survivors include one son, Tommy Hamilton of Denton; three daughters, Judy Lynn Howle of Yantis, Tonia Lane Flores of Mesquite and Janice Ann Hodges of Dallas; four brothers, O.J., Jerry and Bobby Savage, all of Trenton, and James Savage of Bonham; sister, Brenda Sharon Ivy of Houston; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

E. E. `Jack' Brown 
Stoney - Eugene E. "Jack" Brown, 80, of Stoney died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his home. 
Mr. Brown moved to the Denton area in 1986 from Beaumont. 
He married Nettie Ruth Eyer. Mrs. Brown died Jan. 12, 1995. 
He was a retired cement finisher. 
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. 
The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton from 7 to 8:30 tonight, Thursday, Jan. 13, for visitation. 
Pallbearers will be Johnny Brown, Dale Brown, Chad Kelley, Rex Kelley, Brandon Akins and Mark Redmon. 
Survivors include two daughters, Jacklyn Kelley of Stoney and Linda Redmon of League City; two sons, Ed Brown of Stoney and Gerald Duncan of Hebron; sister, Jessie Martin of Brandon, Fla.; brother, Harold Brown of Lumberton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Mildred Roper 
Lake Dallas - Mildred Roper, 76, of Lake Dallas died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Dallas. 
Service was 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Dalton & Son Funeral Chapel in Lewisville with Ray Lamarre officiating. Burial was in Swisher Cemetery, Lake Dallas. 
Mrs. Roper was born July 21, 1923, in Dallas to Charles and Florene Gorden. 
She was a member of Lake Dallas Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. 
Survivors include her husband, Everett Roper; two daughters, JoAnn Burchfield and Carolyn Goss; two sons, James Gale and John Graff; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Bobbie Green. 

Charles A. Detamore 
Krum - Charles A. Detamore, 65, of Krum died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Corpus Christi. 
Service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Corpus Christi Funeral Directors. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi. 
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 13, at the funeral home. 
Mr. Detamore was born June 7, 1934, in Indiana to Joseph and Mary Detamore. His family moved to Shawnee, Okla., when he was a child. He married Jacquitta Clegg of Denton April 6, 1973. She is deceased. 
He worked for the Postal Service in Denton prior to his retirement. 
Survivors include his wife, Melba of Corpus Christi, whom he married Dec. 6, 1997; son, Terry Detamore of Arlington; daughter, Charla Holland of Arlington; mother of Shawnee, Okla.; one brother; two sisters; one grandson; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Kenneth W. Lyons 
Kenneth Wayne Lyons, 59, of Denton died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at South Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., while on a business trip. 
Arrangements are pending with DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.

Rev. J. W. Morgan 
Memorial service for the Rev. James William "Bill" Morgan, who died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in First United Methodist Church in Denton. 
Rev. Morgan was a former pastor at First United Methodist Church. 
Memorials may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Ala., or First United Methodist Church.

Agnes Shockey 
Agnes Shockey, 88, of Denton died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 
Mrs. Shockey was born Aug. 21, 1911, in Bartonville to Neal T. Wilkerson and Thaira (Henderson) Wilkerson. She attended Double Oak and Beulah schools. She married W.A. "Buster" Shockey Aug. 4, 1931. Mr. Shockey died Dec. 2, 1991. 
She was a member of Pearl Street Church of Christ and a homemaker. 
Mrs. Shockey last worked as a Granny at Grandy's in Denton. 
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 26460, Austin, Texas 78755-0460. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight, Friday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home. 
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with Dub McClish officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Bartonville. 
Survivors include a daughter, Vera Rogers of Denton; son, Nelson Shockey of Krum; sister, Edith Medlin of Roanoke; stepsister, Rosa Lee Chavez of Denton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Four of her brothers and one grandson are deceased.

Callie Hickerson 
Slidell - Callie Hickerson, 78, of Slidell died this morning, Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in an explosion at a home in Garland. 
Arrangements are pending with Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.

R. Gene Lewis 
Dallas - R. Gene Lewis, 56, of Dallas died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. 
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of arrangements.

Paul W. Munger 
Lake Kiowa - Paul Wallace Munger, 91, of Lake Kiowa, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at the Wheeler House Nursing Home. 
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Grand View Cemetery in Burbank, Calif. 
Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home of Denton is in charge of arrangements. 
Mr. Munger was born in Miller, S.D., to Will and Myrtle (Huff) Munger. He graduated from Big Pine, Calif., schools and married Billie Reynolds in Bishop, Calif., Oct. 4, 1934. She died in 1971. 
Mr. Munger was a heavy equipment operator for a company in the city of Los Angeles. 
Survivors include two daughters, Paula McIlvain of Gainesville and Sheri Peery of Lake Kiowa; and one grandson.

Grace E. Williams
Grace Ella Jackson Williams, 106, of Denton Good Samaritan Village, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Denton.
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in Cooper Creek Methodist Church.  The Rev. Jim Zinser will officiate. Burial will follow in Cooper Creek Cemetery. Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Cooper Creek Methodist Church or Denton Good Samaritan Village.
She was born Sept. 27, 1894, in Wise County, to Flavis and Josie Vanlandingham. She married Amos Jackson in 1910. He died in 1932. She married E.L. 'Bud' Williams in 1934. He died in 1974.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker.
She was a member of Cooper  Creek Methodist Church where she served on the church board for several years.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Homer and Betty Jackson of Denton; and a number of nieces and nephews. One son, and one daughter, are deceased.

F.W. Skousgard Jr.
Captain Frederick W. Skousgard Jr., born July 6, 1906, died at age 93, on Jan. 7,2000, at his home in Denton.
Capt. Skousgard first went to sea on a sailing ship in 1920 at age 14. Son of a Danish ship captain, Skousgard never lost his love of the sea, making the transition from sail to steam to nuclear powered vessels.
In 1936 at age 30, he was the yougest officer to earn a captain's license in the Merchant Marines. He served under fire throughout World War II, commanding liberty ships and troop transports. He sailed cargo vessels and tank ships until 1967 when he retired from the sea.
Capt. Skousgard is survived by two daughters, Kristin Skousgard and Dr. Sigrid Glenn, both of Denton; and two sons, Capt. Frederick W. Skousgard III of Alejuela, Costa Rica, and Dr. Stephen A. Skousgard of Reston, Va., and the mother of his children, Margaret Skousgard of Denton.
Capt. Skousgard Jr.'s ashes will be scattered at sea.

Alice Matten 
Alice Thompson Matten, 77, of Denton died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 
Mrs. Matten was born in White Plains, N.Y., to Daniel and Elizabeth (Saxon) Thompson. She married C. Bill Matten in June 1942. 
She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and the Pi Beta Phi sorority. 
Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 15, in the chapel of Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village in Denton with Kent Miller officiating. Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Survivors include her husband of Denton; two sons, Bruce Matten of Sarasota, Fla., and Wayne Matten of Oakton, Va.; one daughter, Sandra Jenkin of Bolivar; sister, Elizabeth Stevens of Orlando, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. 

Iris Dickens 
Wortham ... Iris Merle Dickens, 78, of Wortham died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia. 
She was born Aug. 15, 1921. She married Joe Dickens. He died in 1986. 
Mrs. Dickens was a homemaker. 
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 15, at Wortham Cemetery. The Rev. James Dorman of Landmark Baptist Church will officiate. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Jan. 15, at Porter Funeral Home of Mexia. 
Survivors include two sons, Tom Dickens of Denton and John Dickens of Wortham; one daughter, Sue Schoening of Kerrville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Roxann Fangman 
Aubrey ... Roxann Fangman, 44, of Aubrey died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital in Denton. 
She was born Oct. 30, 1955, in Sanger to Ralph and Jennie Lynch Sauls. She married Felix Lloyd Fangman on July 6, 1972, in Sanger. 
Mrs. Fangman was employed in shipping and receiving by Starlite Signs in Denton. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Aubrey. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in the chapel of Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point. The Rev. Luther Slay will officiate. Burial will be in Belew Cemetery in Aubrey. 
Pallbearers will be Tommy David, Danny David, Jeff Schon, John Fangman, Frank Fangman and Floyd Fangman. 
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, for visitation. 
Survivors include her husband of Aubrey; a son, Michael Fangman of Denton; a daughter, Tracy Fangman of Aubrey; a brother, Roger Sauls of Pilot Point; four sisters, Sandra Schon of Aubrey, Frances Hoena and Jeanine Burton of Sanford, N.C., and Jane Wilson of Southlake; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. 

H.O. Franks 
Argyle ... H.O. "Junior" Franks, 68, of Argyle died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at the Medical Plaza Hospital in Fort Worth. 
Arrangements are pending with DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. 

Marcia Griggs 
Sanger Marcia Violetta Griggs, 90, of Sanger died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Sanger. 
She was born Sept. 13, 1909, in Independence, Kan. 
She was a homemaker. 
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Sunny Lane Cemetery in Oklahoma City. 
Memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church of Sanger or to Ann's Haven Hospice in Denton. 
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Hardy and Jennie Gooch, both of Sanger; a son, Edward Griggs of Richardson; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Roy Lewis 
Dallas Roy Gene Lewis, 55, of Dallas died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. 
Mr. Lewis was born March 3, 1944, in Denton to Jimmy Anderson and Lottie Pearl (Patton) Lewis. 
He received a bachelor of science degree from Oklahoma State University and a master of business administration from Texas A&M. 
He was acting vice president of materials for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and was a member of the National Association of Purchasing Managers. 
Graveside service was at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 15, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton with Bill Kotch officiating. 
Pallbearers were Terry Roan, Billy Lewis, Clem T. Dueussen, Greg Kings, Bob Johnson, Charlie Parker, Gary Youngblood and Tonjia Kim Roan. 
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Survivors include his partner, Gary Wooley of Dallas; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Ponder and Jimmie Walker of Decatur; and two brothers, Bob Lewis of Lewisville and Bill Lewis of Lubbock. A brother, Donnie Lewis, died in 1983. 

DeLynn Monroe 
Monroe, La. DeLynn Monroe, 57, of Monroe, La., died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. 
She was born June 28, 1942, in Decatur. She was a machinist for General Dynamics. She was a Baptist. 
Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Jerry Miller will officiate. Burial will be at 
Preskitt Cemetery in Wise County. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 15, at the funeral home. 
Survivors include three sons, Jamie Widener of Decatur, Edward Chapman of Fort Worth and Bren Chapman of Fontana, Calif.; two daughters, DeAndrea Chapman of Monroe, La., and Dawn Adderley of Granbury; a sister, Gay Fulgham of Springtown; and seven grandchildren.

Parthena Davis
Justin Parthena Davis, 85, of Justin died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at the Denton Community Hospital.
She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Lane, Kan., to Walter and Emma Bowden. She married Henry T. Davis on Aug. 7, 1932, in Mountainberg, Ark. He preceded her in death in 1970.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Justin United Methodist church.
The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors on Saturday night from 7 to 8 p.m. for visitation.
Graveside services will be Sunday, Jan. 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the Justin Cemetery with Rev. Jon Eckstein officiating.
She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Husman of Justin; grandsons, Mike and Scott Hare of Justin; granddaughters, Gina Williamson of Carrollton and Lori Maynard of Justin; great-grandson, Brennan Maynard of Justin.
DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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