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Dollie Mae Cates
Pilot Point ... Dollie Mae Cates, 89, of Pilot Point died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Renaissance Park Nursing Home in Fort Worth.

She was born Nov. 1, 1910, in Denton County to Charlie and Birdie Holford Miller. She married Joe Cates on Dec. 18, 1930, in Marietta, Okla. He died June 6, 1984.

She was a homemaker and retired farmer.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point with the Rev. Luther Slay officiating. Burial will be at the Pilot Point Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Irick, Robert Donald Stephens, Finley Miller, Jim Prock and Cecil Threadgill.

Visitation will be after the funeral service on Monday, Jan. 24.

Survivors include two daughters, Flora Cates Mitchell of Fort Worth and Ruby Cates Haskins Takona of Kaneohe, Hawaii; one brother, C.M. Miller of Floydada; and two grandchildren.

Leola Gordon

Denison ... Leola Harbison Gordon, 85, of Denison died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at The Homestead in Denison.

She was born June 25, 1914, in Sandusky to Luther and Ada Greer Barnes. She married Roy E. Harbison on Aug. 14, 1929, in Love County, Oklahoma. He died Aug. 19, 1979. She then married Ancil Gordon on Nov. 29, 1985, in Denison. He died in 1991.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Women's Missionary Union, Practical Nurses and the Order of Eastern Star.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at First Baptist Church in Denison with the Rev. Keith Barbee officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.

Pallbearers will be Roy Moon, Blake Moon, Randy Salsman, Toby Salsman, Brian Harbison, Gary Harbison, Bobby Kemp and Mark Gonzales.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Jan. 23, at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison.

Survivors include seven children, Ada Salsman of Denton, Luther E. Harbison of Farmers Branch, Robert A. Harbison of Dallas, Anna Grace Moon of Bristol, Mary Morris of Kemp, Linda Kemp of Anna, Cathy Morgan of Denison; one brother, Wilburn Barnes of Amarillo; 20 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

John Kassen

Valley View ... John M. Kassen, 67, of Valley View died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at his home.

He was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Richmond, Mo. He married Voncille Monkres.

He was a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, the Texas Educator's Association and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gainesville.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Reinhard Sternemann officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Clement-Keel Funeral Home. Visitation will follow.

Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Texas 75219.

Survivors include his wife of Valley View; three sons, Buddy Kassen of Midlothian, Phillip Kassen of Valley View and Alan Kassen of Valley View; two daughters, Angela Drews of Keller and Lisa Tuma of Cedar Hill; a brother, Bill Kassen of Dallas; three sisters, Charlotte Lock of Carrollton, Mo., Evelyn Kressig of Norburne, Mo., and Ann McClellan of Vacaville, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

Johnnie Perkins

Decatur ... Johnnie Gordon Perkins, 83, of Decatur died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Decatur.

He was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Alvord. He married Vernell Phillips on April 15, 1934, in Waurika, Okla.

He was a retired dairy farmer. He was a charter member of the Fundamental Baptist Church of Decatur.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with Wilbur Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Perkins, Daniel Perkins, John Perkins, Don Perkins, Larry Phillips and Ken Dickson.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 23, at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of Decatur; two sons, Max Perkins of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Garry Perkins of Decatur; one brother, Leon Perkins of Decatur; one sister, Billie Mae Mormon of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James Sitz

Cross Roads ... James Garland Sitz, 90, of Cross Roads died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He was born Sept. 8, 1909, in Drop to Alvin Chester and Minnie Cope Sitz. He married Viola Housden in 1935 in Marietta, Okla.

He was a graduate of Denton High School. He was a farmer and retired from Canterbury Engineering as a commercial builder.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey with the Rev. Elmer Cummings officiating.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today, Jan. 23, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton.

Survivors include his wife of Cross Roads; a son, Gerry Sitz of Denton; a sister, Helen Enlow of Denton; and two
grandchildren.

Terrill Wheeler

Terrill Wheeler, 84, of Denton passed away Jan. 21, 2000, at the home of his son, Jim Wheeler, in Denton.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1915, to Hunter Oscar and Susan Eva (Terrill) Wheeler in Bartonville, Texas. He married Wilma Lou Atkins on Oct. 31, 1936, in Denton. She preceded him in death on Sept. 5, 1998.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Denton Chamber of Commerce, the Denton Rotary Club, and a charter member of the Denton Elks Lodge.

In 1950, he purchased one of Denton's oldest printing companies, The McNitzky Printing Co., established in 1908. At that time, the name of the company was changed to Terrill Wheeler Printing. He took an active part in the family business until he retired in 1980 and left the management of the company to his son, Jim. The company will be closed on Monday in honor of its founder.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton,Texas. Dr. Leroy Garrett and Dr. Gary Mueller will officiate.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jo Ann Wheeler of Denton; a granddaughter, Terri Wheeler of Denton; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Susan and Kraig Springer of Grapevine; two great-granddaughters, Erin and Kelly Springer; a sister, Helen Ocheltree of Denton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Boyd and Virginia Wheeler of Cleburne.

Memroials may be made to Ann's Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry St., Denton, Texas 76201, or to the Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home, 1017 Greenlee St., Denton, Texas 76201.

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Randy Gaines

Randy Thomas Gaines, 45, of Denton, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 5, 1954, in Decatur, to Melvin and Mary Marjorie (Fox) Gaines. He married Renea Stout on August 20, 1977, in Denton.

He was a member of Bethel Temple Church in Denton.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Bethel Temple Church. The Rev. John Stout will officiate. Burial will follow at Cooper Creek Cemetery.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors from 7 to 8 tonight, Monday, Jan. 24, for visitation.

Pallbearers will be Ronny Miller, Will Tate, Sam Bishop, Lawrence McClendon, Randy Hoffman and Keven Jonas.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; daughter, Rebecca Gaines of Denton; mother of Denton; two sisters, Phyllis Gaines and Barbara Langford, both of Denton; and three brothers, Melvin Gaines and Jerry Gaines of Bowie, and Mike Gaines of Mansfield.

Sue Harris

Sue Harris, 52, of Denton, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.

She was born Oct. 2, 1947, in Denton, to Edward and Ruth (Redfearn) Carroll. She married Dewayne Harris on Oct. 2, 1964, in Denton.

She was a member of Bell Avenue Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Home. The Revs. Bob Joyce, Buddy Owens and Cliff Feeler will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chad Davis, Brent Davis, Ben Davis, Darrell Strange, Herbert Harris, James Harris, Ed Dixon and Mike Sears.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to American Lupus Society, 260 Maple Court, Suite 124, Ventura, Calif. 93003.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Murphy and Trisa Doherty, both of Denton; son, Jeff Harris Sr. of Denton; mother, Ruth Carroll Waldrip of Denton; two sisters, Debbie Cummings of Decatur and Jana Waldrip of San Diego, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.

William Loader Sr.

William James Loader Sr., 75, of Denton, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Graham Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Edgar Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Monday, Jan. 24, at the funeral home.

He was born March 24, 1924, in Dickenson, Kan., to Raymond Harold and Ethel Mae (Hamme) Loader. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a B-17 tailgunner. He married Lena Ladelle Wills on Feb. 23, 1968, in Denton.

Mr. Loader was retired from the maintenance department of Denton Independent School District.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Graham.

Survivors include a sister, three daughters, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Velma Masten

Velma Brewer Masten, 94, of Denton, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. The Rev. E.L. McNeal of Sanger will officiate. Burial will be in Sanger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jack Armstrong, Joe Ashcraft, Jeff Koroly, Terry Masten, Roger Odom and Fred Yeatts.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Monday, Jan. 24, at the funeral home.

She was born Dec. 11, 1905, in Denton, to Amos and Ethel Brewer. She married Clarence Masten in 1924 in Krum. He died in 1982.

Mrs. Masten was a graduate of Sanger High School and had been a long-time resident of Sanger until she moved to Denton four years ago. She was a homemaker. During the 1930s she was an active member of the Denton County Home Demonstration Club.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sanger.

Survivors include a daughter, LaVerne Odom of Denton; two sons, Donald Masten and Larry Masten, both of Sanger; a sister, Alvenia Burch of Arlington; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. One son, Forrest Gene Masten, died in 1990.

Hilliard Rasco

Hilliard Henry Rasco, 85, of Denton, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. He was born August 30, 1914, in Kerens, to A.V. and Mattie (Oates) Rasco. He married Elizabeth Bryson on Sept. 3, 1938 in Denton.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Roselawn Memorial Park. Gary Mueller will officiate. Schmitz-Floyd-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rasco was an auditor for Denton County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; daughter, Nancy Jane Hyder of Port Aransas; son, John Rasco of Sanger; and one grandson.

Margaret O'Rear

Sanger - Margaret Rose O'Rear, 63, of Sanger, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 13, 1936, in Sanger, to Lawrence and Grace (Marshall) George.

Mrs. O'Rear owned Pat Walker Body Therapy in Denton.

She was a member of Denton Church of God and Denton Chamber of Commerce.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Christ the Shepard Church in Sanger. The Revs. Glen Daniels and Randy Snow will officiate. Burial will follow in Bolivar Cemetery in Bolivar.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors from 7 to 8:30 tonight, Monday, Jan. 24, for visitation.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Lynn Hampton of Sanger; son, Jackie Dale Curl of Sanger; two sisters, Shirley Haley of Idabel, Okla., and Tinnie Howard of Sanger; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Edna J. Morlan

Woodstock, Ga. - Edna James (Holly) Morlan, 73, of Woodstock, Ga., a former resident of Denton, Texas, passed away friday, Jan. 21, 2000. She was born in Whiteflat, Motley County, Texas, on July 16, 1926, to James L. and Edna (Keltz) Holladay. She was married to Grover Cleveland 'G.C.' Morlan on Nov. 28, 1946, in Vernon, Texas.

She was a graduate of Vernon High School and attended Abilene Christian University. She was a member of the Church of Christ, past president of Denton Federation of Women's Clubbs, and a member of the Ariel Club. She was an account manager for the Willis Corroon Insurance Agency of Dallas and formerly worked for the Curtis Freeman Insurance Agency of Denton.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beryle Eileen and Gilbert Ponce; grandsons, Robert F. Austin III, David Morlan Ponce, and John Boone Ponce; and granddaughter, Kristina Colleen Ponce; all of Woodstock, Ga.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, with Dr. C.G. Gray and Mr. Wes Price, officiating. Burial follow in the Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, Texas.

The family will be at the funeral home for visitation from 7 to 8:30 tonight, Monday, Jan. 24.

Pallbearers will be Robert F. Austin III, Guy Campbell, Dr. David Gray, Kelly Keltz, David Morlan Ponce and D.C. Walston.

Memorials may be made to the Grover C. Morlan Scholarship fund at Abilene Christian University or Alma Adams Scholarship Fund at Abilene Christian University.

Cassandra J. Hartle

Cassandra Jean Hartle, 50, of Denton, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Denton Bible Church. The Rev. Tom Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors from 6 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 25, for visitation.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Christian School, Cass Hartle Memorial, 1500 South Bonnie Brae, Denton, Texas 76207.

She was born Sept. 27, 1949, in Hutchinson, Kan., to O.J. and Wilma Jean Martens. She attended Union Valley and Hutchinson schools and Buhler High School in Buhler, Kan. She married Joseph F. Hartle on Dec. 3, 1977, in Garden City, Kan.

Mrs. Hartle drove for SPAN and worked as an admission's aid at Denton Regional Medical Center. She was a horse trainer for 25 years. She was a National Appaloosa Queen contestant and showed national and world champion Appaloosa horses.

She attended Denton Bible Church.

Survivors include her husband of Denton; two sons, Tyler Hartle of Denton and Ryan Rouse of Ponder; parents of Hutchinson, Kan.; and brother, Scott J. Martens of Estes Park, Colo.

J.M. Hollandsworth

Gainesville - J.M. Hollandsworth Jr., 68, of Gainesville, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Herman Hospital.

He was born March 16, 1931 in Cooke County to James and Janie Hollandsworth. He married Wanda Lee Price on Jan. 19, 1952.

Mr. Hollandsworth was a deacon of Custer City Baptist Church. He was vice president of Nelson Grove Cemetery Association.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Grand Avenue Baptist Church. Dr. Lawrence Burks and the Rev. Ronnie Conyers will officiate. Burial will be in Nelson Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of Callisburg; parents of Callisburg; two sons, Karl Hollandsworth of Callisburg and
Clint Hollandsworth of Denton; daughter, Karon Northington of Sherman; two brothers, Denny Hollandsworth of Burleson and Brent Hollandsworth of Callisburg; sister, Frances West of Callisburg; and seven grandchildren.

Bernita M. Jackson

Prosper - Mrs. Bernita M. Jackson, 84, of Prosper, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, in McKinney.

She was born Oct. 23, 1915, to Jerry and Bessie (Couser) Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mustang Baptist Church of Pilot Point, Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Barney Myrl Jackson; sons Joe Etheridge of Houston, George Etheridge of Richardson, and Doyce Etheridge of Lake Jackson; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-granddaughters; step-son Robert Jackson of Camino, Calif.; step-daughter, Lanell Santmyer of Tustin, Calif.; sisters, Waldene Knapp of Prosper, Woodie Spradlin of Weatherford, Marion Spalding of Ponder; brothers, William Moore of Moody, and Tom Moore of Celina; nieces and nephews. One brother, Clint Moore; and two sisters, Ruth Shotts and Ida Tackett, are deceased.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the chapel of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney. Dr. Gilbert Callaway and Dr. Cecil Threadgill will officiate. Interment will follow at Good Hope Cemetery, Prosper.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Mustang Baptist Church, Pilot Point, Texas, or Hospice.

Reta Sue Harris

On Jan. 22, 2000, age 52, we gave our precious Sue to the Lord.

As a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, she blessed our lives completely with love, happiness and kindness. Her love and goodness always placed others before herself. She blessed those of us who knew her and touched the lives of many who did not. She gave us smiles that brightened our world, memories we will cherish for a lilfetime, and provided us with a living testimony of her faith in God.

She was a wonderful lwife and an "awesome" mom and "best friend" to her children; "she is our hero."

After a courageous battle with lupus and cancer treatment she died Saturday evening at St. Paul Medical Center with her family at her side.

She would leave us with these words, "As you bury me, bury my faults and my weaknesses. Give my sins to the devil and my soul to God, and remember me by doing a kind deed or giving a kind word to someone who needs you, and if you do as I have asked, you will live forever.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 25. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at DeBerry Funeral Home and Chapel. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, Texas. The Rev. Bob Joyce, the Rev. Buddy Owens and the Rev. Cliff Feeler will officiate.

She was born Oct. 2, 1947, to Edward Lewis Carroll and Ruth Redfearn Waldrip, in Denton, Texas. She married Calvin Dewayne Harris on Oct. 2, 1964. She was a member of Bell Avenue Church.

In 1981, she began working at Peterbilt as senior administrative assistant to area manager until 1998.

Survivors include her husband of Denton; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Don and Teneka Harris Sr.; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Trisa and Casey Doherty, and Lisa and Basil Murphy of Denton; her mother and stepfather, Ruth and John Mark Waldrip of Denton; two sisters, Jana Waldrip of San Diego, Calif., and Debbie Cummings and husband of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; and father-in-law, Lenord Harris.

She is preceded in death by her father, Lewis Carroll; grandparents, Ed and Coleta Carroll, and Charlie and Minnie Redfearn; and mother-in-law, Dealva Harris.

Memorials may be made to American Lupus Society, 260 Maple Court, Suite 124, Ventura, Calif., 93003.

Eddie 'Pops' James

Eddie Lee "Pops" James, 67, Denton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2000, at his residence.

He was born May 29, 1932, in Marlin County, to Willis and Susa James. He was retired from University of North Texas.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Carolyn; five sisters, Osie, Faye, Ruby, Gladys and Dorothy; and three
daughters, Edna and Pat Dollarhide, and Gloria Gist.

Services were held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home in Dallas. Burial was in Laureland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Clytie M. Craft

Clytie Margaret Craft, 93, of Denton, formerly of Farmersville, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, in Denton. she was born August 1, 1906, in Lee County Miss., to Charles and Bessie (Easterling) Keys. She married Elmer Craft on Dec. 27, 1924, in Dallas.

Mrs. Craft was a member of First Baptist Church of Farmersville, and a seamstress.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at First Baptist Church in Farmersville. Joe Booreman will officiate. Interment will be in I.O.O.F Cemetery in Farmersville.

The family will be at Hurst's-Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville from 6 to 8 tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 26, for visitation.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Farmersville or First Baptist Church of Denton library or building fund.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Pam Eastup and husband Jerry of Denton, and Lisa Tuomey and husband Jay of Coppell; five great-grandchildren, Emily Eastup, Amanda Eastup, Ashley Cook, Lexi Tuomey and Landon Tuomey; and two sisters, Nell Glass of Lake Tawokoni and Eula Eubanks of Farmersville.

Timothy Coppage

Timothy Russell Coppage, 45, of Wichita Falls, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1954, in Denton, to Curtis S. and Lois Pauline (Bradburn) Coppage. He was a retired Tech. Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Roselawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jerry Putnam officiating. Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Lois Pauline Coker of Denton; a daughter, Brittany Coppage of Wichita Falls; a son, Timothy Shane Coppage of Denton; and a brother, John Coppage of Denton.

Jose Maria Martinez

Jose Maria Martinez, 61, of Sanger, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

He was an auto mechanic.

A service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Mata officiating.

Mr. Martinez is survived by three daughters, Anita Martinez and JoAnn Carisrlez, both of Victoria, and Cecilia Martinez of Sanger; four sons, Eddie Martinez, Raymond Martinez, Ruben Martinez and Jose Martinez Jr., all of Victoria; three sisters, Rafela Gonzales, of Houston, Irene Escobedo of Sanger and Dolores Ponce of Lubbock; four brothers, Ernest Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Raymond Martinez and Richard Martinez, all of Lubbock; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lorece Hedrick

Lorece Hedrick, 68, of Corinth, died Tuesday, Jan. 25., 2000, at her home.

She was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Los Angeles, to Jesse B. and Louiese Evans Holman. She married William Hedrick on March 17, 1950. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1994. She worked as a bookkeeper and
business manager for a number of years for the Denton Osteopathic Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville, with burial following in Old Hall Cemetery. Dr. Robert H. Nobles will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven VNA Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry St., Denton.

She is survived by two daughters, Louiese Toledano of Dallas and Beth Levall of Corinth; two brothers, Jesse Holman Jr. of Corinth and Miquel Holman of Oklahoma City; and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by one son, William Hedrick Jr., in 1996.

Donald Earl Farine

Donald Earl Farine, 54, of Tioga, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 21, 1945, in Dallas, to John Samuel and Edna Viva Wall Farine. He married Mary Belle Bowen on Nov. 12, 1964, in Dallas. He was a welder engineer for Victor Equipment Company in Denton and a Baptist.

Visitation will be today, Jan. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday, Jan. 28, at the Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Eugene Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Sowers Cemetery in Irving.

Pallbearers will be Guinn Baker, James Beaver, Scotty Carter, Paul Cloer, Larry Pool, Bryom Shipley, Shane Thompson and Ray Walker.

Survivors include his wife of Tioga; his mother of Mesquite; three daughters, Julie Louise Stinchcomb of Norfolk, Va., Jeannie Maye Boyer of Philadelphia, and Jada Lee Dollahite of Denton; two brothers, Bill Sterling of Carrollton and Samuel Farine of Irving; three sisters, Louellen Cummings of Mesquite, Peggy Moore of Lone Oak and Bessie Watkins of Carrollton; and six grandchildren.

Edgar Lee Bodkins

Edgar Lee Bodkins, 74, of Grand Prairie, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Bodkins was born April 17, 1925, in Trenton, Tennessee, to Earl and Ollie Mae (Cook) Bodkins. He was a welder and a retired bus driver from the Texas Woman's University. He married Beulah (Geeslin) Kemp on July 10, 1999, in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2000, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Greenfield officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thurday, January 27, 2000, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Brian Savage, Gene Johnson, Marcus Morgan, Lee Landreth, Frank McWhirter, Brady Cherry.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah, of Grand Prairie; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Watkins and Tony Farris of Bridgeport; daughter, Sherrie Hill of Bridgeport; brother, A.J. Bodkins of Arlington; grandchildren, Robert Watkins of Arlington, Randy Watkins of Mansfield; great-grandchildren, Dylan Watkins of Grand Prairie, Randall Watkins Jr. of Mansfield; stepson, Lee Landreth of Grand Prairie; stepdaughters, Mae Yarbrough of Grand Prairie, Georgia Vincent of Grand Prairie, Virginia Koppett of Oklahoma, Brenda Cleandenn of Grand Prairie, Sharon Nichols of Grand Prairie, Carla White of Wilma, Tx; numerous nieces and nephews.

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Gambs

William Eugene Gambs, 67, of Denton, formerly of Uhrichsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000.

Mr. Gambs was born Nov. 16, 1932, to Raymond R. and Ina Mae (Long) Gambs.

He was a veteran, an avid fisherman and family man.

Survivors include his sons, Ronald E., Michael W., and William E. Jr.; stepsons, Michael, Ken and Chris Meenach; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

His parents and a daughter, Crystal Lynn are deceased.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Union Cemetery in Uhrichsville, Ohio.

Uhrich-Hostetler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of local arrangements.

Alma Faye Groves

Alma Faye Groves, 81, of Denton, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Sanger. She was a retired receptionist at the University of North Texas and a member of First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Jan. 28, at Coker Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Coker Funeral Chapel in Sanger with the Rev. Cliff Fielder officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.

Mrs. Groves is survived by her husband, Ira J. Groves, of Denton; two sons, Ronnie Groves of Pittsburg, Texas, and Randy Groves of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; three sisters, Lorene Howard of Fort Worth, Elizabeth Markham of Bridgeport, and Alta Thompson of Altus, Okla.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Eva Marie Miller

Eva Marie Miller, 96, of Denton died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City with the Rev. Henry Braisher officiating.

Mrs. Miller was born Oct. 25, 1903, in Pea Ridge, Ark., to John William Gross and Mollie Bleakley Gross.

She married Thomas E. Miller April 29, 1960, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mr. Miller died in 1965.

She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a nephew, Franklin Atkinson of Denton; and two nieces, Jackie Knutson of Deer Park and Shirley Webb of Indianola, Neb.

William White

Corinth ... William White, 78, of Corinth died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in DeBerry Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Scott Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 tonight, Jan. 28, for visitation.

Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry St., Denton, Texas, 76201.

Mr. White was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Denton to William Wilson White and Myrtle Mae {Hawthorne) White.

He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M., Tannehill Lodge No. 52.

Mr. White was a construction superintendent for Dahlstrom Corp., when he retired in 1984.

He married Dorothy C. Taylor Sept. 11, 1948. Mrs. White died Dec. 28, 1999.

Survivors include a son, Douglas Wright of Garland; three sisters, Georgie Grimes of Tioga, Billie Simmons of Hope, Ark., and Iva Mae Campbell of Redding, Calif.; a brother, Pat White of Collinsville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Frances Slaughter

Lewisville … Frances Slaughter, 82, of Lewisville, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at the Medical Center of Lewisville.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Jan. 27, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mrs. Slaughter was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Maypearl to C.H. Shrader Sr. and Irene Suther Shrader. She married Robert F. Slaughter on June 18, 1954, in Dallas. She was Baptist and worked as a bank teller.

Survivors include her husband of Lewisville; daughter, Sylvia Reynolds, of Lewisville; sister, Maxine Darden of Grand Prairie; brother, Leon Shrader of Midland; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A son, Charles Rodney Slaughter, died Nov. 13, 1961.

Donald Earl Farine

Donald Earl Farine of Tioga, Texas, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital at the age of 54 years old.

He was born on February 21, 1945, in Dallas, Texas, to John Samuel and Edna Viva Wall Farine. He married Mary Bell Bowen on November 12, 1964, in Dallas, Texas. He was a machinist engineer for Victor Equipment Company in Denton. He was a Baptist.

Services were held on Friday, January 28, 2000, at the Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Eugene Williams officiating. Burial took place at Sowers Cemetery in Irving, Texas. Pallbearers were Guinn Baker, James Beaver, Scotty Carter, Paul Cloer, Larry Pool, Bryom Shipley, Shane Thompson and Ray Walker.

Visitation was on Thursday, January 27, 2000, at the Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Bell Farine of Tioga, Texas; by his three daughters, Julie Louise Stinchcomb of Norfolk, Virginia, Jeannie Maye Boyer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Jada Lee Dollahite of Denton, Texas. By his mother, Edna V. Farine of Mesquite, Texas, and by his two brothers, Bill Sterling of Carrolton, Texas, and Samuel Farine of Irving, Texas, and by three sisters, Louellen Cummings of Mesquite, Texas. By his mother- and father-in-law, Mary and John Bowen of Tioga, Texas, and by his brother-in-law, Johnny Bowen of Midlothian, Texas and by six grandchildren.

William Stockman

William A. Stockman, 79, of Denton, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

Mr. Stockman was born July 31, 1920, in Mt. Rainier, Maryland, to William A. and Eileen (Gibney) Stockman. He received his Master's in Business Administration from Denver University. He served in the United States Air Force during WWII. He married Erma L. Wilcox on March 18, 1944, in Tampa, Florida. He was a federal employee and retired from the United States Air Force. He was a member of Southmonth Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason/Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Reynolds officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at the Missour Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield, Missour. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Southmont Baptist Church, 2801 Pennsylvania Ave., Denton, TX 76205.

Survivors include his wife Erma, of Denton; daughters, Barbara Duffin of Felton, Delaware, and Beverly Crawford of Arlington, Texas; sisters, Marilyn McDowell of Topeka, Kan., and Nancy Crooks of Springfield, Mo., grandchildren, Travis Duffin of Wilmington, Delaware, and Rachael Tezcan of Newark, Delaware.

David Craddock

Fort Worth ... David Alden Craddock, 60, of Fort Worth died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Fort Worth.

He was born March 19, 1939, in Leveland.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Slidell Cemetery in Slidell with the Rev. Warren Chesser officiating.

Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger.

Survivors include his mother, Amber F. Craddock of Comanche; a daughter, Tammie Shipman of Stephenville; a son, Joey Craddock of Burleson; a sister, Barbara J. Brush of Gustine; and four grandchildren.

Frank Evans

Pilot Point ... Frank Thomas Evans, 88, of Pilot Point died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton.

He was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Pilot Point to Charlie Mansel and Mary Henzler Evans. He married Clara Marie Hess on Sept. 4, 1940, in Muenster.

Mr. Evans was a house mover for 30 years. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Pilot Point.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Pilot Point. The Rev. Don Brennan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery in Pilot Point.
Pallbearers will be Adam Evans, Paul Evans, Rod Gross, Vernon Evans, Greg Evans and Shane Blagg.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in the chapel of Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point.
Survivors include his wife of Pilot Point; three sons, Virgil Evans of Tioga and Alvin and Edgar Evans of Pilot Point; two daughters, Maurine Gross of Howe and Carol Coffey of Pilot Point; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. One son, Edwin Evans, died in 1995.

Mario Flores
Decatur ... Mario Alberto Flores, 41, of Decatur died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 15, 1958, in Soto La Marina, Mexico, to Oscar and Rosa Flores. He married Magdalena "Maggie" Amador on Sept. 1, 1979, in Decatur.
He worked as a machinist mechanic for Mitchell Energy for 22 years.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Catholic Church of the Assumption in Decatur. Father Gonzo Morales will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Pallbearers will be Oscar, Juan, Hosa, Sergio and Jesse Flores; Francisco Amador Jr.; and Andrew Lara.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.
Survivors include his wife of Decatur; his parents of Decatur; two sons, Jesse and Eric Flores, both of Decatur; a daughter, Patricia Flores of Decatur; five brothers, Oscar, Juan, Sergio, Carlos and Hosa Flores, all of Decatur; two sisters, Vilma Galvan of Grand Prairie and Dora Lara of Decatur.

Betty Landers
Sanger … Betty Jane Landers, 75, of Sanger died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 3, 1924, in Lincoln County, New Mexico. She was a retired bank teller.
Memorial service will be held at a later date. Coker Funeral Home in Sanger is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Jimmy and Johnny Landers, both of Sanger, and Wayne Landers of Waco; a daughter, Christine Reese of Waco; and four grandchildren.

Hunter Spielman
Oak Point … Hunter Robert Spielman, infant son of Robert and Laura Spielman of Oak Point, was stillborn Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 29, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Eddie Carder will officiate.
Survivors include his parents of Oak Point; his grandparents, Paul Spielman of Plano, and Larry and Barbara Davis of Trophy Club; his great-grandparents, Robert and Lucy Spielman of Austin, Shelba Barrow of Big Sandy, and Sherman Davis of Hawkins; and his great-great-grandparents, J.W. and Edith Baird of Big Sandy.

Patricia J. Murphy
Richardson… Patricia Jean Murphy, 37, of Richardson,Texas, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, of heart failure. She was born Sept. 1, 1962, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and lived a full and vibrant life. Pat was a special soul with many talents: an artist, athlete, musician, chef, and a student of math and sciences; always with a smile. She was a devoted mother, friend and wife. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched, especially her loving husband of 16 years, Kevin Michael Murphy; her beautiful daughters, Kathryn Ann, Deborah Colleen and Erin Rebecca; her father, Richard L. Black of Houston; her brother, James L. Black of Naperville, Ill., and Michael K. Black of Houston; and her sisters, Ruth A. Fink of Lafayette, La., and Mary Kay Delmedico of Raleigh, N.C.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, with interment at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association or the Leukemia Association of North Central Texas.

Rigdon D. Tieken

Seguin … Rigdon D. Tieken, 70, of Seguin,Texas, was born August 22, 1929, in Seguin, to Roland and Bernyce (Edwards) Tieken. He passed away peacefully at his son's home in Arlington, on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, surrounded by his loving family.

He had many hobbies, but especially loved fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland Tieken (1995) and Bernyce Edwards Tieken (1999), and a sister, Shirley Amundson (1981).

He is survived by the mother of their four sons, Joan (Nelsen)Tieken; four sons, Steven Tieken of Denton, Russell Tieken and wife, Janay of Denton, Jeff Tieken and wife Denise of Arlington, and Paul Tieken of Abilene; a brother, E. Leland Tieken and wife, Betty Jean of Montana; and three sisters, Hulda Kercheville of San Marcos,Texas, Stacey B. Vandilah and husband Pete of Three Forks, Mont., and Naomi Vandolah of Waco, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran church, 703 N. Elm Street, Denton,Texas 76201.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 29, at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Bruce Peffer officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery in Geronimo, Texas. Pennington Funeral Home of San Marcos, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

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