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Oscar J. Christian 

Oscar J. Christian, 86, of Denton died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

He was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Fort Worth to Robert Christian and Lola Bean. He married Geraldine Irene Oliver in Denton on Sept. 7, 1946. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945. While in the Army, he was a semi-professional boxer and won the Armed Forces Golden Gloves Featherweight Division. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2205 in Denton. He was also a member of the Blue Mound Church. 

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Denton. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 20, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. 

Survivors include his wife of Denton; four sons, Daniel Lee Christian of Denton, Billy E. Christian of Denton, Bobby R. Christian of Denton and Roy W. Christian of Cleburne; a sister, Bernice Davis of California; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Mike Noble 

Dallas -- Mike Noble, 50, of Dallas died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at his home. 

He was born Sept. 9, 1949, in Dallas. He married Laura Turner on March 3, 1995, in Corpus Christi. 

He graduated from Denton High School in 1967. He earned a finance and banking degree from the University of North Texas. He was a banker with Chase Bank in Dallas. He also had worked for First State Bank of Denton, Republic Bank of Dallas and Frost Bank of San Antonio. He was a Baptist. 

Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in the Cindy Nichols Chapel of First Baptist Church in Denton. The Rev. Chuck Burns and the Rev. Kim Noble will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Feb. 20, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton. 

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Survivors include his wife of Dallas; his parents, C.W. and Polly Noble of Denton; a son, Justin Noble of Fort Worth; a daughter, Jennifer Burns of Fort Worth; and two brothers, Ron Noble of Denton and Kim Noble of Lanai, Hawaii.

C.E. Fairman

C.E. Fairman, 82, of Krum died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

Mr. Fairman was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Krum to E.E. and Glennie (Powell) Fairman. He married Ruth Holland in Krum on June 21, 1940. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Krum. He retired from General Motors but remained active in his farming and ranching until his death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Berry, pastor of Plainview Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Billy Wayne Stone, Donald Shifflett, Dr. Leroy Freeman, Leslie Freeman, Jim Waggoner, and Dave Kappes.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Fairman of Krum, daughter, Billie Jack Fairman of Denton; son, Ken Fairman of Krum; grandsons, John David Fairman of Krum and Dan Fairman of Nevada, Texas.

James R. Lott

Dr. James R. "Tad" Lott, a UNT professor and well-known Dentonite, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 17, 2000. He was 76.

Dr. Lott was a cornerstone of the UNT Biology Department and pioneered research in the UNT biological sciences since 1957. He represented UNT and gained respect worldwide through participation in numerous international symposiums and conferences. Dr. Lott dedicated 50 years of his life to the teaching profession, while at the same time, learning from and making new friends with people throughout the world and from all walks of life. By his example, he inspired many to reach their dreams.

Dr. Lott was a 1940 graduate of Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas. Prior to World War II, he attended the University of Houston. He enlisted in the Navy on December 8, 1941, where he served as a Pharmacist Mate 1st Class during the duration of the war. On July 29, 1942, he married Opal E. Sowell. He received his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945. In 1946, he, his wife, and daughter moved to Austin, where he received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas. After receiving his doctorate in 1956, he taught at Emory Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1957, he and his family moved to Denton, where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology in the Department of Biology at North Texas State Teacher's College. He made full professor and received tenure in 1958. During his 43 years at North Texas, he was instrumental in raising the physiological sciences to the high level it is today. He served as a senior investigator for the Atomic Energy Commission, received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation and pioneered research on the effects of atomic radiation on humans. He was also a leader in the field of telemetry research which allows doctors to take ECGs of people in motion or under stress. He also was involved in research on the effect of microwaves on the nervous system. He was a highly respected scientist throughout the world and presented papers at over 25 international symposiums held all around the world. He was been honored by numerous research societies and in 1997, the University of North Texas honored him on his 40th year anniversary at UNT.

As an officer in the SFOA and SBOA, he officiated junior high, high school and community college football and basketball in Denton and the surrounding area for many years. He was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church.

To his students, both past and present, his teachings will continue to live on through you. To his friends and colleagues, his sense of humor and love of life will always be remembered and greatly missed. To his family, an irreplaceable element of their lives has been lost forever but will never be forgotten. The lives of those who knew and loved him will never be the same.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Opal Lott; brother Paul Lott of Arkansas; children, Linda Lott Rogers of Corinth, Jim Lott of Denver, Lori Lott Loisell of Denton; and John Lott of New York. His seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren will miss him tremendously.

Family visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, February 20, at DeBerry Funeral Home, 2025 University Drive.

Funeral services will be held at Denton Bible Church, 1910 E. University Drive at Nottingham Drive on Monday, February 21, at 11:00 AM.

Memorials may be made to the UNT Foundation Dr. James R. Lott Memorial Scholarship Fund, Attn: David Mize, PO Box 305189, Denton, Texas 76203-5189.

R.A. 'Bobby' Beaver

Decatur - Robert Allen "Bobby" Beaver, 34, of Decatur died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in Decatur. 

He was born Jan. 31, 1966, in Fort Worth. 

Mr. Beaver was formerly a supervisor resident at Denton State School, Denton. 

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 21, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, No. 1, in Wise County with Raymond Johns officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Debora Sue Beaver of Decatur; mother, Patricia Beaver of Decatur; two sons, Keygun Bryce Beaver and Kalyb Zayne Beaver of Decatur; daughter, Kaely Ashton Beaver of Decatur; two brothers, Bret Beaver of Altus, Okla., and Dale Beaver of Decatur; sisters, Lynn Richardson of Weatherford, Rebel Williams of Peaster and Aubra Bennett of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.

Donald W. Usry

Decatur - Donald W. Usry, 87, of Decatur died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in Decatur. 

Mr. Usry was born Jan. 26, 1913, in West, Texas. His wife, Ruth Rogers Usry, is deceased. 

He retired from L.T.V. 

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Venus Cemetery. 

Coker Funeral Home of Decatur is in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include one sister, Margaret Williamson; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Two sons, Kenneth Neal Usry and Col. Donald James Usry, are deceased. 

Ruth Alford

Ruth (Mrs. C.L.) Alford, 93, of Denton died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Denton Good Samaritan Village.

She was born Jan. 5, 1907, in Weatherford, Texas, to Luther and Sylvia (Durrett) Baker.

She resided in Weatherford all her life until she moved to Denton in 1992. She attended Weatherford schools land married Clarence Lee Alford Jan. 17, 1925. He died in August 1986.

She was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She was a long time member of the Center Point Baptist Church, where her service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, with the Rev. Vernon Jordin, of Columbus, Ga., officiating. Burial will be in East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.

She is survived by her son, Joe Alford and his wife Betty of Denton; and her grandsons, Mark Alford of Fort Worth and Matthew Alford of Houston and their families.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home in Denton.

Memorials may be made to the Selby House Restoration Project, Denton County Historical Commission, 110 W. Hickory St., Denton, Texas 76201, or Texas Woman's University Scholarship Fund, Denton, Texas 76204.

Katharine Redman

Graveside rites for Mary Katharine Small Redman were held at 11 a.m. today, Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, with the Rev. Oliver Harper officiating. Services were directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo.

Preceded in death by her husband in 1986, Mrs. Redman is survived by sons, Dr. Vanis W. Redman of Denton and William J. Redman of Saint Jo; and daughter, Mrs. Curtis Cameron of Fredericksburg; granddaughters, Kalen Cameron Spies, Cyrena Cameron Benson, Vanessa Redman and grandsons, Charles V. Redman and James C. Redman. Also surviving are a niece, Lucy Ann Meador Martin, a nephew, Bill Thomas Meador; and two great-granddaughters.

Descendant of a pioneer Montague County family and a life time resident born in Stoneburg, the former Mary Katharine "Kay" Small, was daughter of Mary Etta Angell and William Thompson Small. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She married Vanis W. Redman, June 14, 1932. In 1938 they moved from Nocona to their home in Saint Jo.

She was active in church, civic and social organizations and celebrated with her husband their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1982.

She was one of the first women to served as deaconess of her Presbyterian Church, on a Montague County jury as well as the County Historical Commission. She was a long time member of the Wichita Falls Women's Forum, Garden Club and Colonial Dames 17th Century.

Genealogy and family history research was an engrossing hobby leading to documentation's and membership in a number of hereditary societies including Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughter of the War of 1812, Colonials Dames 17th Century, Manakin Virginia Huguenots and Magna Charta Dames.

Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.

There was no formal visitation.

Paula Kay Edwards

Paula Kay Edwards, 56, of Denton, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in Denton. 

She was born August 2, 1943, in Sanger, to Kenneth Paul and Doris Lee Snider. She married Charles Dean Edwards. He died in 1997. 

Mrs. Edwards was employed by Walmart Corp. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the chapel of Pearl Street Church of Christ (entrance on Bolivar Street). 

Survivors include her mother of Denton; son, Charles Dean Edwards Jr. of Converse; daughter, Paula Yvonne Edwards of Denton; two brothers, Joe R. Snider of Denton and Kenneth Don Snider of Callisburg; one sister, Sue Ann Sirman of Forestburg; and two grandchildren. 

Neva Scott

Neva Scott, 102, of Denton, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 

She was born Sept. 1, 1897, in Hunt County, to Henry and Pearl Giddens Johnson. She attended public schools and married Silas Franklin Scott on Nov. 15, 1916, in Yowell. He died in 1983. 

Mrs. Scott was a homemaker and a member of Denton Christian Church. 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Denton Christian Church. Clarence L. Carter will officiate. Interment will be at 4 p.m. at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce. 

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

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Merrill of Galveston; son, Lynn Dale Scott of Corpus Christi; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. One son, Gordon Scott, is deceased. 

Billie Dean Harris

Krum - Billie Dean Harris, 69, of Krum died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center. 

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Coker Funeral Chapel in Sanger with Patrick Berry officiating. 
Burial will be in Bolivar Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home. 

Pallbearers will be Dale Stone, Billy Jack Hudgens, Russell Bilyeri, Leo Riney, George McDonald and Cecil Jones. 

Mrs. Harris was born April 11, 1930, in Denton. She was a retired print supervisor for Moore Business Forms.
Survivors include one son, Mark Harris of Krum; and one sister, Willie Howard of Krum. 

Nelda Wickliffe

Wills Point - Nelda Wickliffe, 74, of Wills Point died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Wills Point. 

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Lake Tawakoni Church of Christ with Randy Reagan officiating. 
Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Ferris Cemetery in Ferris. 

Quinlan Funeral Home in Quinlan is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Wickliffe was born Jan. 20, 1926, to Robert Lee and Dixie Bailey Phillips. She married Herbert L. Wickliffe. He is deceased. 

She was a retired Railroad Signal Tower operator from the Santa Fe Railroad where she worked for 42 years. 

Mrs. Wickliffe was a member of Lake Tawakoni Church of Christ, Independent Order of Foresters and Rolling Oaks Property Association. 

Survivors include one son, Terry Wickliffe of Lake Dallas; two daughters, Renee Rowan of Boyd and Lanell Wilson of Wills Point; two brothers, Kenneth Phillips of Hurst and Murry Phillips of Sanger; two sisters, Janice Dickey of Dallas and Meri Bailey of Riverton, Wyo.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren

Mabel P. Elliott

Aubrey - Mabel P. Elliott, 90, of Aubrey died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday,  Feb. 23, in Antioch Baptist Church in Aubrey with the Rev. Preston Harrison officiating, assisted by the rev. Tom Fields. Burial will be in Belew Cemetery, Aubrey.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point.

Mrs. Elliott was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Simpsonville, Texas, to Ephram and Ida Mae Morris Strange. She married Jim Elliott Dec. 15, 1931, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He died June 6, 1987.

She was a homemaker in her own home. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Aubrey and the Aubrey Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Buck and Marilyn Elliott of Denton, James H. Elliott of Aubrey, Joe and Brenda Elliott of Denton, daughters and sons-in-law, Johnnie and David Bean of Beaumont, Texas, Emma Rhodes of Hardin, Texas, Frances and Kenneth Cardwell of Sanger; sister and brother-in-law, Virgie and Millard Lanham of Denton; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five children, Robert Dean Elliott, Mabel Darlene Harrison, Stella Mae Elliott and Mabel and Pearlee Elliott.

Pallbearers will be John David bean, Todd Elliott, Timothy Elliott, Stephen Elliott, Rusty Elliott, John Robert Elliott, Joe Scott Elliott, Brad Freeman, Jason Freeman, Shane Cardwell, Chad Cardwell,

Opal Lee Amyx

Sanger - Opal Lee Amyx, 89, of Sanger died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

Mrs. Amyx was born March 28, 1910, in Aubrey. She was a homemaker. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Coker Funeral Chapel in Sanger with Dr. E.L. McNeal officiating. Burial will be in Bolivar Cemetery, Bolivar. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. 

Survivors include three daughters, Rosene Sebastian of Sanger, Shirlene Hicks of Jacksboro and Cherry Baird of Sanger; two sons, Lee Amyx Jr. of Richardson and Don Amyx of Denton; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. 

Her parents, Thomas and Nancy Lee Booe, and a son, Thomas Amyx, are deceased. 

Dorothy L. Seals

Decatur - Dorothy Louise Seals, 77, of Decatur, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at her residence. 

She was born June 13, 1922, in Paris, Texas. She was a homemaker. 

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo. John Pilot will officiate. 

Survivors include a son, David H. Seals of Decatur; sister, Betty Ruth Reed of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Carole Faye McGowen, is deceased.

Bertie L. A. Allen

Bertie Lee Argo Allen, 88, of Denton, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at her residence. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Randy Snow will 
officiate. Burial will follow in Cooper Creek Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Larry Crawford, Richard White, Gaston White, Todd Elkins, Mark Allen, Charlie Jack Allen, Taylor 
White, Zachary Miller and John Brumley Jr. 

The family will be at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight, Thursday, Feb. 24, for 
visitation. 

She was born Jan. 30, 1912, to John R. and Laura Jane (Weir) Dunn in Panola County. She married Todd Argo on May 30, 1930, in Marietta, Okla. He died Aug. 26, 1949. She married the Rev. Garnett M. Allen on July 2, 1958, in Denton. He died July 11, 1989. 

Mrs. Allen attended the Cooper Creek School, and was retired from the trim and fold department of Russell-Newman 
Manufacturing Company. 

She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church. 

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou Sanders of Denton, and Claudine Elkins of Pilot Point; one sister, Lola 
Simpson of Carthage; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Carol L. Matthews

Roanoke - Carol Louise Matthews, 40, of Roanoke, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine. 

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 24, at Lonesome Dove Cemetery in Southlake. Martin 
Thompson Funeral Home in Grapevine was in charge of arrangements. 

She was a graduate of Grapevine High School and was a former waitress for Trophy Club County Club. She was a 
resident of Roanoke for the past 35 years. 

Survivors include her mother, Jane Carol McCracken of Roanoke; four daughters, April Rangel of Terrel, Chrystal 
Hayden of McKinney, Ashley Hayden of Roanoke and Jessica Thurston-Chalinior of Oregon; and one granddaughter. 

Jerry McDaniel

Lake Dallas - Jerry McDaniel, 69, of Lake Dallas, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Lewisville Medical Center. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the chapel of Dalton & Son Funeral Home in Lewisville. Max 
Martinez and Capt. David Martinez will officiate. Burial will follow at Dallas/Fort Worth Veterans National Cemetery. 

Family visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home. 

He was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He was a retired Master Sargent of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the U.S. Air Force Sargent's Association. 

Survivors include his wife, Carmen McDaniel; two daughters, Karen McDaniel and Sandra Reams; mother, Pearl McDaniel; two brothers, Bobby and Buddy McDaniel; six sisters, Sue Arvizu, Louise Aamold, Velma McDaniel, Wilma Chase, Betty Queen and Lillian Owens; two granddaughters; and nieces and nephews. 

Grace Wages

Vernon - Grace Wages, 94, of Vernon died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Lubbock. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in Wilbarger Street Church of Christ in Vernon with Jay Hanley officiating. Interment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home in Vernon. 

Pallbearers will be Steve Wages, Garvin Wages, Brandon Riggins, Scott Railsback, Michael Renfro, Jimmy Riley, Jimmy 
Kyle Lindsey and Brian Shivers. 

Family will be at 3800 Texas St., Vernon. 

Mrs. Wages was born March 5, 1905, in McCollough County, Texas, to Sam B. and Laura Elizabeth Horn Brewster. She moved to Vernon with her parents in 1910, traveling by covered wagon. 

She married Calvin Wages Feb. 6, 1926, in Vernon. Mr. Wages died March 13, 1956. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Wilbarger Street Church of Christ and the Rebekah Lodge. 

Survivors include five daughters, Gay Bingham and Gloria Riggins, both of Vernon, Marie Lindsey and Jean Riley, both of Denton, and Vicky Shivers of Lubbock; two sons, Warren Wages of Vernon and Don Wages of Denton; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

One daughter, Juanita Wages, died in 1930. One brother and eight sisters are deceased. 

Hazel. E. Williams

Hazel Elizabeth Williams, 70, of Denton died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Longmeadow Care Center in Justin. 

Mrs. Williams was born July 17, 1929, in Pilot Point to John Virgil Godi and Eula Gladys Lollar Godi. 

She married Paul F. Williams March 8, 1947, in Vernon. She was a nurse at Flow Hospital before she retired. 

Visitation will be 7 to 8 tonight, Thursday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the DeBerry Funeral Chapel with burial at Roselawn Memorial Park. 

She is survived by her husband, Paul F. Williams of Denton; son, John Paul Williams of Denton; grandson, Jacob Harley Rendon Williams of Denton; sisters, Melba Grahl, Wanda Daniel and Glenda Gunter, all of Denton; brothers, J.W. Godi of Sanger and Jerry Godi of Krum. 

DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. 

Grace H. Chapman

Grace Hardy Chapman, 96, a retired schoolteacher, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Dallas. 

Grace Chapman was born Oct. 2, 1903, in Burton, Texas. She received her teaching credentials from Texas Woman's University and taught school in both Colorado and Texas. The major part of her teaching career was for the Gainesville Independent School District, where she was a secondary home economics teacher. 

She married T.H. Chapman in 1950 and later retired to their farm in Sanger. "Aunt Grace" was a wonderful, caring, and loving wife, sister, daughter, aunt and special friend to hundreds of people throughout her life. Living a life of integrity, she influenced countless numbers of young people. She devoted herself to her husband, her five brothers, and her nieces and nephews. 

She will long be remembered for her sewing, her cooking, her crafts, and most of all for the love she shared with all who knew her. She was a gracious lady who will be missed. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hardy; her husband, T.H. Chapman, her five brothers, Will Hardy, John Hardy, Joe Hardy, Tom Hardy and Rankin Hardy. 

Grace is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Hardy; nephew, John Hardy Jr.; nieces, Sue Balthrope, Ann Thomas, Mary Ann Harrell and Patricia Herrick; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. 

The family would like to express their sincere thanks for the loving care Grace received for the nine years she was at Walnut Place Nursing Home. 

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 24, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 

If desired, memorials may be made to the Mary Hardy Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o Trinity Valley College, 800 Hwy 243 West, Kaufman, Texas 75142, or to the charity of choice. 

Margaret Felts 

Margaret P. Felts, 81, of Denton, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors. The Rev. John Braly will officiate. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Flower Mound. 

Pallbearers will be Steven Gannon, Alex Evans, Don Andrew, Morris Beasley, L.T. Felts and W.C. Felts. 

The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 tonight, Friday, Feb. 25, for visitation. 

She was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Denton, to B.A. and Virginia Lasater. She married J.C. Felts on May 27, 1939, in Denton. He died May 10, 1997. 

Mrs. Felts was retired from Victor Equipment Company. She was a member of Center Point Baptist Church. 

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Haynie of Fort Worth, Geraldine Payne of Reston, Va., and Barbara Coffey of Denton; one son, Larry Felts of Lewisville; one sister, Ruby Rickett of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Dwen N. Harmon 

Lubbock ... Dwen Nettie Harmon, 69, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton. 

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Robert Cokerham will officiate. Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville is in charge of arrangements. 

She was born April 10, 1930, in Palestine, to Lil Gerald and Nettie Askins Crawford. She married Jake Harmon in April 1949 in Lubbock. He died in September 1980. 

Mrs. Harmon was Baptist, and a homemaker. 

Survivors include five sons, Tommy Harmon of Amarillo, Michael Harmon of Nacogdoches, Scott Harmon of Lubbock, Steve Harmon of Flower Mound and Perry Harmon of Mansfield; four sisters, Nelda Auld, Jo Guillot, Alice Powell and Virginia Grey; three brothers, Gerald Crawford, Jesse Crawford and Debs Crawford; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Donald Meredith 

Lewisville ... Donald Ray Meredith, 50, of Lewisville, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Lewisville Medical Center. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Lake Dallas Radio Control Flying Field. Dalton and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Family visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 25, in their home at 1705 Red Bird Circle in Lewisville. 

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 

Mr. Meredith was born Feb. 21, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo. 

He was a member of the Radio Control Flying Club and the Porsche Automobile Club of Texas. 

Survivors include his wife, Robin Meredith; two sons, August Meredith of San Francisco, Calif., and Matt Meredith of Roswell, N.M.; mother, Dorothy Zink and her husband Francis, of Emporia, Kan.; brother, Dr. Jim Meredith of Atlanta, Ga.; and sister, Janice McCann of Lanexa, Kan. 

Velma Williams 

Fort Worth ... Velma Lola Williams, 93, of Fort Worth, formerly of Ponder, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at her son's residence in Fort Worth. 

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Ponder Church of Christ. Lonnie Yarbrough will officiate. Burial will be at Eakin Cemetery in Ponder. 

Pallbearers will be Charles Williams, Curtis Williams, Ray Stack, John Williams, Trevor Freeman and Steve Sellars. 

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, Feb. 25, for visitation. 

She was born Dec. 30, 1906, in Erath, to Arthur Bell McInroe and Cornelia Avania (Wood) McInroe. She married Edgar Eugene Williams on Oct. 31, 1925, in Brownfield. He died Oct. 24, 1993. 

She was a member of Church of Christ, and a homemaker. 

Survivors include two sons, Robert Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jack Williams of Fort Worth; one sister, Odessa Campbell of Lubbock; five brothers, Lowell W. McInroe of Idalou, A.B. McInroe of Levelland, Carl McInroe of Friona, Billy Ray McInroe of Levelland, and Wendell Kay McInroe of Bowie; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Preston David Williams and Arthur Eugene Williams, are deceased.

Jean Sheehan

Jean Sheehan, 67, of Denton, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital. 

Mrs. Sheehan was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Bronx, N.Y., to Wesley and Lilian (Fleming) Moelter. She married Jim Sheehan in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on Dec. 19, 1971. She was a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. She retired from the Professional Development Institute. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club and St. Mark Catholic Church. 

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Mark Catholic Church with Father Eugene Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home. 

Pallbearers will be Thomas Cummings, Bill Wilson, Kevin Vance, Dana Varel, Burt Coate and Lance Guess. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Denton Unit, P.O. Box 1144, Denton, Texas 76201. 

Survivors include her husband, Jim Sheehan of Denton; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Gloria Moelter of Doylestown, Pa.; nephews, Donald Moelter of Bensalem, Pa., Stephen Moelter and his wife Kathy of Chalfont, Pa.; grand-nieces, Donna, Krista and Danielle Moelter; sister-in-law, Peggy Sheehan of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; and cousin, Ena Moelter of Las Vegas, Nev. Mrs. Sheehan is preceded in death by a twin sister, Joan Moelter. 

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

Ida Sloan 

Decatur ... Ida Mae Loomis Sloan, 91, of Decatur died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Sunny Hills Nursing Center. 

She was born May 8, 1908, in Michigan. She was a bookkeeper. 

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Oaklawn Cemetery. Melanie Moore will officiate. Coker Funeral Home in Decatur is in charge of arrangements. 

Survivors include her husband, Everett Sloan of Decatur; two sons, Dan Sloan of Fort Worth and Dean Sloan of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Kay Kamp of Fort Worth; and seven grandchildren. 

Jean Sheehan 

Jean Sheehan, 67, of Denton, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

Mrs. Sheehan was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Bronx, N.Y., to Wesley and Lilian (Fleming) Moelter. She married Jim Sheehan in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on Dec. 19, 1971. She was a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. She retired from the Professional Development Institute. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club and St. Mark Catholic Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Mark Catholic Church with Father Eugene Sweeney officiating. Internment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Cummings, Bill Wilson, Kevin Vance, Dana Varel, Burt Coate and Lance Guess.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Denton Unit, P.O. Box 1144, Denton, Texas 76201.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Sheehan of Denton; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Gloria Moelter of Doylestown, Pa.; nephews, Donald Moelter of Bensalem, Pa., Stephen Moelter and his wife Katy of Chalfont, Pa.; grand-nieces, Donna, Krista and Danielle Moelter; sister-in-law, Peggy Sheehan of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; and cousin, Ena Moelter of Las Vegas, Nev. Mrs. Sheehan is preceded in death by a twin sister, Joan Moelter.

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


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