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Howard E. ‘Buddy’ Morgan
Howard E. "Buddy" Morgan of Granbury, a plumber, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in Granbury. He was 67.
Mr. Morgan was born June 5, 1933 in Dora, Ala. He married Bettie Suggs Feb. 16, 1965 in Fort Worth. He lived in Granbury for 16 years.
He is survived by his wife, Bettie Morgan of Granbury: four sons, Donald Underhill of Bakersfield, Calif., C.C. Underhill of Fort Worth, Randall Rowan of Dayton and John Rowan of Rhome; two daughters, Tawana Finkelstien of Grapevine, and Monique Green of Fort Worth; one sister, Cathelee Sparks of Fort Worth; one brother, W.H. Morgan of Florida; and 16 grandchildren.
Services are today (Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000) at noon in Martin’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Craig Turner officiating. Martin’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barney B. Hightower
Barney B. Hightower of Arkansas, retired from Exxon Corp., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 in Arkansas. He was 71.
Mr. Hightower was the brother of Jack Hightower of Granbury.
Services were Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in the First Presbyterian Church in Batesville, Ark.

Mima Inez Collins
Mima Inez Collins of Gordon, a seamstress, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 in Granbury. She was 91.
Mrs. Collins was the sister-in-law of A.C. Collins and Ardilla Sadler, both of Tolar.
Services were Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in the First Baptist Church in Gordon. Burial was in the New Gordon Cemetery.

Peggy Jo Goodwin
Peggy Jo Goodwin of Clifton, a retired registered nurse, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 in Clifton. She was 76.
Mrs. Goodwin was the sister of Vic Prince of Granbury.
Graveside services were Friday. Dec. 15, 2000 in Oakwood Cemetery with Chaplain Curtis Holland officiating. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco.

Marvin Marshall McKee
Marvin Marshall McKee of Fort Worth, a musician and retail businessman, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 in Fort Worth. He was 77.
Mr. McKee owned a home on Lake Granbury and was active with Rotary International in Granbury.
Services were Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 in All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. Burial was in Royce City Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the memorial fund at All Saints Episcopal Church, Happy Hills Farm or Rotary International. 

Charlie Fife Jr.
Charlie Fife Jr. of Granbury, a retired supervisor at LTV, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000. He was 77.
Mr. Fife was born May 7, 1923 in Germania, Miss. He married Claudia "Tommie" Ross in 1969 in Arlington. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and lived in Granbury for 12 years.
He is survived by one stepdaughter, Tomi Siddon of Va.; one brother, Thomas Fife of Haltom City; one sister, Kara Lewallen of Granbury; special friend, Pat Oxford of Granbury; and three nieces and three nephews.
Services are today (Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000) at 9:30 a.m. in Martin’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jay Conway officiating. Burial will be in Holly Hills Chapel of Faith Mausoleum. Martin’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Trotter
Jerry Trotter of Granbury died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in Granbury. He was 74.
Mr.Trotter was born Jan. 1, 1926 in Sherman and married Ann Thornton Dec. 2, 1989 in Granbury. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7835 in Granbury and the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Trotter of Granbury; two sons, Ron Trotter, and Richard Davis, both of Granbury; three daughters, Carol Cryer of Granbury, Margaret Riley of Walnut Springs and Donna Crawford of Stephenville; two brothers. Paul Trotter, and Tom Trotter; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are today (Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000) at 2 p.m. in Wiley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holly Hills Memorial Park. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

David Pitcock
David Pitcock of Anson died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in Abilene. He was 40.
Mr. Pitcock was the brother of Darla Patterson of Granbury.
Services are today (Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000) at 2 p.m. in the Anson First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Walton officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Bobby Wayne Keeney
Bobby Wayne Keeney of Coleman died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 in Glen Rose. He was 61.
Mr. Keeney was the brother of Frankie McDaniel of Granbury.
Graveside services are today (Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000) at 10 a.m. in the Coleman Cemetery Pavilion with Louise Strength officiating.
The family suggests memorials can be made to the Coleman Senior Center.

Jerry Trotter
Jerry Trotter of Granbury died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in Granbury. He was 74.
Mr.Trotter was born Jan. 1, 1926 in Sherman and married Ann Thornton Dec. 2, 1989 in Granbury. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7835 in Granbury and the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Trotter of Granbury; two sons, Ron Trotter, and Richard Davis, both of Granbury; three daughters, Carol Cryer of Granbury, Margaret Riley of Walnut Springs and Donna Crawford of Stephenville; two brothers. Paul Trotter, and Tom Trotter; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000 in Wiley Funeral Home. Burial was in Holly Hills Memorial Park. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jewell M. Marquis
Jewell M. Marquis of Rule, a homemaker, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in Rule. She was 89.
Mrs. Marquis was born June 8, 1911 in Commerce and married T.E. Marquis Oct. 31, 1931 in Arch, N.M. She was a member the Rule Church of Christ.
She was preceded by her husband T.E. Marquis Jan. 11, 1982; two daughters, Anita Phillips, and Judy Yancy; and two grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, James Marquis and his wife Janice of Rule, and J.T. Marquis and his wife Wanda of Possum Kingdom Lake; two daughters, Ernestin Owen of Abilene, and Jean Carver and husband Jerry of Rochester; 16 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000 in the Chapel of Faith Mausoleum in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury with Ray Rice officiating. Pallbearers were Tony Marquis, Terry Marquis, Davis Carver, Dennis Carver, Chris Carver, Jimmy Force and Cody Chapman.
Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Hospice of the Big Country in Abilene.

Pearl Louise Johnston
Pearl Louise Johnson of Granbury, a homemaker, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in Granbury. She was 80.
Mrs. Johnston was born Pearl Louise Sims Aug. 30, 1920 in McClain County. She lived in Oklahoma City, Okla. from 1949 to 1997, when she moved to Granbury. She was a member of the Granbury Church of God.
She is survived by one son, Rev. Raymond Plaster and wife Linda of Granbury; one sister, Elizabeth Norvell of St. Simons Island, Ga.; one brother, Wyman Sims of Moore, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild 
Services are today (Dec. 19, 2000) at 2 p.m. in the Vondel L. Smith Mortuary in Oklahoma City, Okla. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Linard E. Roberts
Linard E. Roberts of Granbury, a farmer and rancher, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 in Benbrook. He was 85.
Mr. Roberts was born Feb. 22, 1915 in the Fall Creek Community. He was a member of the Acton United Methodist Church and was active in the Masons and the Eastern Star for 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alice Roberts; and two brothers, Gus Robert and O.W. Roberts. 
He is survived by one sister-in-law, Viola Roberts of Goldthwaite; and numerous cousins and friends.
Services were Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 in the Acton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery in Hood County. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arlene J. York
Arlene J. York of Fort Worth, retired from the oil and gas industry, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 in Fort Worth. She was 78.
Mrs. York was the mother of Stephen York and wife Mary of Granbury. 
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Wiley Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Hubert C. Taylor
Rev. Hubert C. Taylor of Granbury, a retired Methodist minister, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 in Granbury. He was 82.
Rev. Taylor was born Feb. 5, 1918 in Abingdon, Ia. He was raised in Cuba, N.Y., where he married Lillian Southwick. They were married for 50 years. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. After being discharged from military service in Mineral Wells, he became a Methodist minister. He was a member of the Central Texas Conference and served in churches in central Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian; father, Harry Clayton Taylor; one brother, Hazen Taylor and one grandson, Hoyt Clayton Taylor.
He is survived by three sons, Don Taylor and wife Sharon of Keller, Earnest Taylor of Granbury, and John Taylor and wife Mona of Fort Worth; two daughters, Shirley Johnson and husband Don of Granbury, and Helen Wynn and husband David of Midway, Ga.; four sisters, Genevieve, Jean, Nellie, Gretchen and Norma; one brother, Thomas; one sister-in-law, Mary; one brother-in-law, Fred; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Services will be Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000 in Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial will be in Holly Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wiley Funeral Home. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity. 

Robert L Hall
Robert L. Hall of Comanche, retired from Bausch and Lomb, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 in Comanche. He was 83.
Mr. Hall was the brother of Ruth Little and Louise Bustle, and the uncle of Pam Luallen, all of Granbury.
Graveside services are today (Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000) in Comanche Gardens of Memory with Jim Hall officiating.

Jacquelyn Hughs Blakely
Jacquelyn Hughs Blakely of Plano, former city secretary for the city of Plano, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 in Plano. She was 66.
Ms. Blakely was the sister of Neva Sims of Granbury.
Services were Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 in Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano with Revs. Rolfe Granath and Dennis Pirkle officiating. Burial was in the Plano Mutual Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Plano, 1500 Jupiter Rd., Plano, Texas 75074.

Eudell Baucum 
Eudell Baucum of Lubbock, retired manager of the Co-Op Gin, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000 in Lubbock. He was 63.
Mr. Baucum was the brother of Mary Black of Granbury.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 in the South Plains Church of Christ with Jim Brewer and John McCourt officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Lubbock Children’s Home.

Christine Green Tomlinson
Christine Green Tomlinson of Lubbock, retired from the oil business, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 in Lubbock. She was 87.
Mrs. Tomlinson was the sister of Tommie Pirtle of Granbury.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 in the Second Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Foster Johnson officiating. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, Texas 79423 or the American Lung Association, Box 26460, Austin, Texas 78755.

J.O. ‘Bill’ Davis
J.O. "Bill" Davis of Harlingen died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 in Harlingen. He was 82.
Mr. Davis was born in Tolar and his aunt, Birtha Dumas and many cousins live in Granbury.
Memorial services were Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000 in Harlingen.

Bobby Rudolph Fox
Bobby Rudolph Fox of Granbury, a retired chief master sergeant, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 in Dallas. He was 80.
Mr. Fox was born Nov. 27, 1920 in Collinsville. He served in the U.S. Air Force and traveled around the world while on military duty.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy J. Fox in 1971.
He is survived by one daughter, Sunnye Keeley of Sarasota, Fla.
No services are planned. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles A. ‘Squirley’ Northcutt
Charles A. "Squirley" Northcutt of Colorado City, retired from TU Electric, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 in Abilene. He was 61.
Mr. Northcutt was the father of Chip Northcutt of Granbury.
Services were Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 in the Church of Christ with Kerry Cain officiating. Burial was in the Spade Cemetery.

Jack W. Cole
Jack W. Cole of Kerrville, retired from the oil and gas industry, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 in Kerrville. He was 72.
Mr. Cole was the brother of Melvin Cole of Granbury.
Services are today (Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000) in Starlite Village Chapel in Center Point.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Delva Ellingboe
Delva Ellingboe of Granbury died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 in Granbury. She was 76.
Mrs. Ellingboe was born Delva Marie Donaldson June 7, 1924 in Valliant, Okla. and married Robert Ellingboe Aug. 16, 1960 in Wichita Falls. She was a member of the Granbury Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by one son, Carl W. Grabeel and wife Becky of Granbury; two sisters, Geraldine Wigley of Arkansas, and Mary Johnson of Oklahoma; six brothers, Floyd, Orville, Marvin, Nelson, Wilborn and Jessie Donaldson, all of Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.
Services were Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000 in the Granbury Church of Christ. Burial was in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lena Luther Rogers
Lena Luther Rogers of Cleburne, a retired medical aide, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 in Cleburne. She was 97.
Mrs. Rogers was the sister of Viola Lowrance of Granbury.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 in Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Agnes Virginia Bush
Agnes Virginia Bush of Wichita Falls, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec 20, 2000 in Wichita Falls. She was 77.
Mrs. Bush was the mother of Jerry Bush and grandmother of Laura Grabenstin, both of Granbury.
Services were Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 in Lunn’s Colonial Chapel with Les McGalliard officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.

Louise Dorris
Louise Dorris of Granbury, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 in Odessa. She was 82.
Mrs. Dorris was the mother of Deborah Christiansen and grandmother of Amber Christiansen, both of Granbury.
Services were Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 in the First Baptist Church in Archer City with Roger Deerinwater officiating. Burial was in the Archer City Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 756, Archer City, Texas 76351.


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