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WAYNE WILLIE LUKER

Wayne Willie Luker passed away Monday, August 30, 1999. He was born September 2, 1959 in Terrell to the late Horace Luker and Ruth Opal Bushnell Luker. Willie owned and operated E. T. Drywall. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Luker. 
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Luker of Terrell; sons, Robert and Ray Luker of Terrell; daughter, Shelly Luker of Terrell; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Cindy Luker of Terrell; Ray and Jennifer Luker of Ables Springs; grandson, Jason Luker of Terrell; mother, Ruth Childers of Terrell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Rae Luker of Terrell, Donny and Nancy Luker of Terrell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruthie and Rick Neighbors of Terrell, Joy and Robie Carpenter of Terrell, Peggy and Eric High of Ables Springs; 18 nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and nephews; 35 cousins; 24 aunts and uncles and more friends than most people are lucky enough to know or that can be counted. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at First Assembly of God with Bro. Lonnie Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Able Springs Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, August 31, 1999 from 6-8 p.m. 
"Willie was taken from us suddenly but we won't forget him in our lifetime. Everyone who knew him will miss him." 

OLIVER RAY TUBBS 

Oliver Ray Tubbs, 69 years, passed away in Terrell Friday, August 27, 1999. He was born February 26, 1930 in Fouke, Arkansas to the late Clarence M. and Tennie A. Fletcher Tubbs. Mr. Tubbs was employed with Terrell State Hospital. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Tubbs; brothers, Louis and Vernon Tubbs; and sisters, Bonnie Tubbs and Inez Arnold. 
He is survived by his stepchildren: Warren Reeves, Dianne Ray, Nina Schwartz, Pauline Starnes and James Brown; sisters, Christine Derkoski, Eva Rushim, Dora Dubose and Betty Jones; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of friends. 
Graveside services were held under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Monday, August 30, 1999, at Highland Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ernie McCoulskey. 

JERREL WOODEN

Jerrel Francis Wooden passed away in a Dallas hospital August 30, 1999. The son of the late Jess and Ona Ford Wooden, he was born in Oklahoma on January 10, 1934, and lived most of his life in Dallas prior to moving to Terrell 18 years ago. He was employed as a truck driver for Smith Enterprise. 
Mr. Wooden was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Wooden and is survived by Joyce Byrd of Hubbard; his daughter and sons-in-law, Pam and Mike O'Neal of Terrell; Rnee' and Donald Jeske of Hubbard; Bonita and Gene Kremling of Chandler; one sister, Juanita Damron of Wichita Falls; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held from the Goggans Funeral Home Chapel in Terrell at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 1999, with Rev. Jeffrey Roger officiating. 
Visitation with the family is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. 

TED H. SCHLEBACH

Ted H. Schlebach, 69 years of age, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2000, in Terrell. He was born March 15, 1930 in Palo Pinto County, Texas to the late Joseph Edward and Annie Rose Popp Schlebach. Mr. Schlebach lived in Talty most of his life where he was a member of the St. Martin's Catholic Church. He served in the National Guard for nine years. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Anita Schlebach, three brothers and two sisters. 
He is survived by his wife, Frances Schlebach of Terrell; daughter, Kay Hodges of Cleburne: son, Michael Schlebach of Terrell; daughters, Lois Ann Schlebach of Terrell and Vicki Cummings of Winnsboro; grandchildren: Traci Bell, Shawn Hinch, Brandi Clark, Chris Schlebach and Danny Cummings; three great-grandchildren; brother, John Schlebach; four sisters: Christina Popp, Cecilia Bartosch, Theresa Gaiser and Veronica Garner; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends. 
Rosary will be recited on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Terrell. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2000 at St. Martins Catholic Church of Talty. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens of Terrell. 

OSCAR SKURLOCK 

Oscar Lee Skurlock, 78, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2000 in Terrell. He was born January 10, 1921 in Llano, Texas to the late Lee Alexander and Vendla (Dahl) Skurlock. Oscar was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army stationed in Guadalcanal. He was a member of the Post Oak Bend Baptist Church for the past several years and retired from the City of Rockwall where he worked for 18 years. He was married to the former Norma Gene Thigpen on June 16, 1966 in Pecos, Texas. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Noel Skurlock; stepdaughter, Mona Mauldin; and sister, Dorothy Rosenbaum. 
Survivors include his wife Norma Gene Skurlock of Terrell; son, Daniel Lee Skurlock and his wife Brenda of Terrell; daughters, Donna Mae Kitzmiller and her husband Buck of Two Buttes, Colorado and Doris Lorene Ashton and her husband Eli of Mesquite; stepchildren, Mitchell Smith and his wife Donna of Terrell, Dale Smith and his wife Patricia of Rockwall and Frances Cope and her husband Eddie of Lone Oak, Texas; sister, Faye Antee of New Mexico; brothers, Lewis Skurlock of Oregon; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. 
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2000 in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Garis Baggett officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Rockwall under the direction of Anderson.

CURTIS RAY SLAYTON, SR.

Funeral services for Curtis Ray Slayton, Sr., 64, of Wills Point, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000 at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Terrell, with Rev. Buddy Booth officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell. 
Mr. Slayton was born May 25, 1935 to Sam and Lillie Stephens Slayton in Kaufman County, Texas and passed away March 6, 2000 in Terrell. He married the former Sarah C. Provence in Sunnyvale on August 27, 1954. He retired from Wills Point Independent School District. 
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sarah Slayton of Wills Point; daughters, Sharon Denise Ingram and husband Stephen Ray of Scurry, Donna Anise Slayton of Wills Point, and Kristi Michelle Warren and husband, Kelly of Wills Point; sons, Curtis Ray Slayton, Jr. and wife Tasha of Miami, Oklahoma, Christopher Shawn Slayton and wife Christina of Wills Point, foster-son Arthur Arnold and wife Janet of Royce City; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Lillie Pearl Slayton of Rochester, Texas; sister, Janelle Sonntag of Mesquite; brother, Frank Slayton of Rule, Texas and numerous friends. 

SHIRLEY JEAN STONE

Shirley Jean Stone, a Terrell resident, passed away in a Terrell hospital March 7, 2000. She was born in the Ables Springs Community in Kaufman County on June 8, 1938, the daughter of Hester Jewell Barnes Terrell and the late Walter Frank Dickerson, and had lived most of her life in Mesquite. She was employed as office manager for the Davis Building for 35 years. 
Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her husband, Sydney Lester (Cotton) Stone, and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Yates of Edgewood; her mother, Hester Jewell Terrell of Terrell; four brothers, Walter Dickerson and Jimmy Dickerson, both of Terrell; Kenny Dickerson of Kaufman and Billy Dickerson of Englewood, Colorado; one sister, Mary Horton of Terrell; three grandchildren, Gerald Yates and Melissa and Frank Baker; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Jessie Baker; and other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, with Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby and Rev. Joey Wages officiating. Interment will follow at Ables Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family is scheduled Thursday evening, March 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

MARY LEE STAFFORD

Funeral services for Mary Lee Stafford, 64, longtime resident of Kaufman County and Terrell, died in a Dallas hospital June 13. Funeral services with Rev. Willie R. Willis and Elder Jesse Mumphrey officiating. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Elmo. Visitation is Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family at J.L. Brooks Memorial Chapel in Terrell. 
Services are under the direction of Thomas & Sons Funeral Home in Kaufman. 
Mary Lee Roland was born September 23, 1935 in Reklaw, Texas. She attended the public School of Kaufman County. 
Mrs. Stafford was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Ann Roland and Sadie Ann Roland. 
She survived by sons, Johnny Joe Roland, Terrell, TX and Billy Joe Roland, Dallas, TX; daughters, Sarah Ann Roland, Kaufman, TX; God-daughter, Jocelyn Warren, Mesquite, TX; nine grandchildren and five grand children; her best friend Rose Mary and other relatives and friends. 

LARRY DEAN DANIEL

Larry Dean Daniel, the son of Al Daniel and the late Sarah Dean Daniel, was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, on October 7, 1942, and was a resident of the Cedarvale Community in Kaufman County at the time of his death. He was employed eight years as a security guard at Terrell State Hospital and also worked in construction. 
Larry was preceded in death by his mother and his brother and is survived by his wife, Lola Bailey Daniel; his father, Al Daniel of Spicewood; six sons: Mark Daniel of California, Johnny Bailey of Terrell, Scott Bailey and wife, Teresa of Mesquite, Larry Dean Horner of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Joey Daniel of Austin and Christopher Daniel of Virginia; two daughters, Crystal Julian of Wills Point and Kathy Bailey of California; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and other relatives and many friends. 
Funeral services were held at Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2000, with Rev. David Forgason officiating, and interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

EDITH MARIE FARMER

Edith Marie Farmer of Terrell passed away October 7, 2000. She was born on July 15, 1911 in Kaufman County, Texas. 
Edith retired from Terrell State Hospital and was a member of First United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, H. F. “Jack” Farmer and sister, Annie Phillips. 
Edith is survived by her son, Frank Farmer of Winder, GA; grandson, Jonathan D. Farmer of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters, Lillie Blackmon and Ruby Blackmon, both of Terrell; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at Oakland Memorial Park with Bro. Joe Rosenquist officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home.

ESTER MAE MCBRIDE

Funeral services for Ester Mae McBride will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 1 p.m. from the St. Luke Methodist Church. Frances St. Rev. J. P. Brown pastor officiating. 
The family has entrusted Ester Mae McBride funeral services to the Davis Funeral Home of Terrell. 
Mrs. Esther Mae McBride was born November 11, 1913 in Kaufman County, Texas to John and Maggie Crouch. 
She was married to Grady Booker and to this union four daughters were born. She later married Johnny McBride. Her parents, both spouses and five grandchildren preceded her in death. 
Mrs. McBride is survived by her daughters: Jimmie Ruth Moore of Dallas, Mary Lee Brown of Terrell, Eva Nell Moore (James) of Amarillo, and Margie Faye Booker of Amarillo. Nine grandchildren: Johnnie R. Brown (Barbara), Gloria Wilson (Earl), Grady L. Brown, Myrtle Hodge (Benny), Joe McDonald Jr., Barbara Pipkins (Bernard), Debra Kelley (Rufus), Shelia J. Brown and Robin Gilbert (Kevin); 16 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. 
Ester Mae McBride will lie in state on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, located at 612 S. Rockwall Ave.

ALICE FAYE BROWN SCOTT

Funeral services for Alice Faye Brown Scott, 59 years of age, will be held Saturday, February 3, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Living God P.O.G.T., 502 Mt. Olive, Terrell with Dr. L.B. Tolbert Smith officiating. Interment will be in New Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Terrell.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Mrs. Alice Carr; one lovely and devoted daughter, Janice Hawkins; three grandchildren, Shalondra Hawkins, Kendrick Hawkins and Jamaiya Hawkins; one great-granddaughter, E’londra Monae White; Mr. Jerry Lee Scott; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Jean Perkins of Austin, Texas and Mrs. Elsie Mae Brown Jackson of Garland; one brother, Clifford Lee Brown of Garland; a very close friend for 19 years, Mrs. Willie Mae Stroman of Mesquite; two brothers-in-law, Mr. Joe Perkins of Austin and Mr. Melvin Jackson of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews and family who loved her. 
The family will receive other family members and friends from 6-8 p.m. at The Church of the Living God, 502 Mt. Olive. 

LEON ALLEN, SR.

Funeral services for Leon Allen, Sr. will be held Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 11 a.m. from the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 926 S. Adelaide, with Bishop James Edward Lee presiding. Rev. Roger’s Jackson will be eulogist. Interment is in New Oakwood Cemetery with services under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Terrell. 
Mr. Allen leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and faithful wife of 39 years, Mrs. Mary J. Allen; six daughters, Ms. Vanessa Jennings of Dallas, Mrs. Mary L. Barker (Christopher) of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Mrs. Sarah Dye (Embrem) of Terrell, Ms. Brenda Allen and Mrs. Linda Brown (Mac) of Rowlett, Ms. Regina Allen of Palestine; four sons, Mr. Will A. Allen (Rosie) of Terrell, Mr. Leon Allen, Jr. (LaTonia) of Leesville, La., Mr. Carl Allen (Amy) of Terrell and his loving and devoted baby son, Bernard Dont’a Allen of Terrell; two sisters, Susie Jackson (Pink) of Bethany, La. and Nettie Williams (John) of Shreveport, La.; three brothers, Willie Allen (Lorader) of Waskom, Tx., Samuel Allen, Sr. (Frankie) of Rockwall, and James H. Allen (Betty) of Terrell; 11 grandchildren, Deniqua and Quametris Jennings of Dallas, N’Tois Allen-Watson of Washington, D.C., Christopher D. Barker of Fort Walton Beach, Fl., Crystal, Raynard and Alexia Allen of Terrell, Ontarious Allen of Rowlett, Quanecia and Embrem Dye, Jr. of Terrell, Jasmine Brown of Dallas; and two great-grandchildren, Camron and Lauren Jennings of Dallas. 
Leon is survived by a host of relatives and friends as well as his special friends, Mr. Bob Teal, Billie Charles Burch and George Washington. 
Mr. Leon Allen, Sr. will lie in state on Friday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, 612 S. Rockwall. 

EARL JACKSON KEENER

Funeral services for Earl Jackson Keener, 67, of Wills Point, Texas, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Mr. Alvis Nichols officiating. 
Burial will follow at Bright Star Cemetery north of Wills Point under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home. 
Mr. Keener passed away January 31, 2001 in an Athens hospital. 
He was born December 24, 1933 in Ducktown, Tennessee, the son of Harvey Keener and Stella Jeanette Millsaps Keener. Mr. Keener proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. 
He married Judy Goss on October 17, 1975 in Dallas, Texas. He had retired from Plastics Manufacturing Corporation in Dallas after 31 years of service. He was a member of Chapel of the Lake and was currently employed at the Wills Point Chronicle. He had lived at Wills Point for the past 23 years, having moved there from Dallas. 
Mr. Keener was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Keener; and two sisters, Ethel Orton and Sue Keener England. 
He is survived by his wife, Judy Keener of Wills Point; a son, Raymond Keener and wife, Tina, of Wills Point; two brothers, Jerry Keener of Evansville, Indiana and Tommy Keener of Bridgeport, Texas; two grandchildren, Amber Louise Rogers (Keener) and Samantha Kay Keener; two sisters-in-law, Susan Sturdevant and husband, Donny, of Wills Point and Carla Archibald and husband, Archie, of Rockwall; niece, Annie Kay Sturdevant of Wills Point; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 
Pallbearers will be Marvin Barnhill, Bob Turner, Glynn Martin, Gary Sturdevant, Zach Sewell and Amos Mann. 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.

RICKEY BERNARD HUBBARD

Funeral services for Rickey Bernard Hubbard, age 44, will be held Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Sammy D. Willis and bishop Jerry Potts officiating. 
Interment will be in New Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Terrell, Texas. 
Mr. Hubbard leaves to mourn his passing: his father, Tommie Davis; daughter, Miracle Deon of Kaufman; seven sisters: Arlene Hunt of Longview, Dorothy Warren (Raymond) of Dallas, Patricia Johnson (Michael), Carolyn Fegan, Carlene Fegan, Linda Davis, all of Terrell, Paulette Hardy (Glenn) of Mesquite and a half-sister, Maxine Johnson of Terrell; four brothers, John Hubbard (Wanda), Donald Hubbard and Wiley Joe Davis of Dallas, Leodis Hubbard (Gloria) and half-brother, Vassar Mitchell of Terrell; three aunts, Ida Brown of Wills Point, Betty Gowans of Dallas and Mamie Taylor of Terrell; three uncles Ernest and Billy Fegan of Terrell and Charles Fegan of Dallas; two devoted friends, James Barnett of Kaufman and Cecil House of Terrell; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Public viewing will be Friday, April 6, 2001 from noon to 7 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, 612 S. Rockwall, Terrell. 

DONALD L. COX

Donald Leslie Cox was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on April 23, 1932, the son of the late Alonzo W. and Della Oliver Cox, and passed away April 4, 2001, in a Terrell hospital. He had lived in Dallas prior to moving to Terrell seven years ago and was employed as a security guard. 
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Mildred Lindsey Cox; son, Donald Roy Cox; daughter, Mary Alice Night, all of Terrell; brothers, Daniel Smith of Elmo, Marshal Smith of Fort Worth and Russell Smith of Midlothian; sister, Lucille Adcock of Elmo; and other relatives and friends. 
A memorial service for Mr. Cox will be held at a later date.

BETTY WEBB

Betty Webb of Terrell passed away on June 13, 2001 in Terrell, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2001 at Oakland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 14, 2001 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home.

MYRTLE DARR

Myrtle Irene Darr passed away August 10, 2001, in Terrell. The daughter of the late Tom White and Sarah Byrd Cannon, she was born April 18, 1901. A longtime resident of Terrell, Mrs. Darr was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church. 
Preceding Myrtle in death was her husband, Ernest Lee Darr to whom she was married on December 18, 1922. 
Surviving her are her son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Scharlene Darr of Terrell; two daughters, Opal Thomas of Terrell and Faye Stephens of Dallas; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2001, with Rev. Joe Rosenquist officiating, with interment at Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday evening, August 11, 2001, from 6-8 p.m.

DOROTHY MURDELL LAWSON

Dorothy Murdell Lawson of Terrell passed away December 9, 2001, in Dallas, Texas. 
She was born May 25, 1931 to the late Cyrus Ray and Inez nadine Hemby Woodard in Cooper, Texas. Murdell was Baptist by faith. She was a longtime Terrell resident and well-known for her floral artistry. She worked for La Casa Verde and later for Creative Florist and Flowerfields. 
She is survived by her daughter, Rita Kay Moore and her husband Roger of Rowlett; son, John Stephen Lawson and his wife Susan of College Mound; grandchildren, Renea Moore of Commerce, Ryan Moore of Rowlett, Cassie Lawson of Paris, Jared Lawson of Paris and Chris Lawson of Paris. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Sheppard and Rev. Joe Rosenquist officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Memorial Park. 
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. 

BLAIR DISHMAN, JR.

Blair Dishman, Jr. of Quinlan passed away December 8, 2001, at his residence. 
He was born September 5, 1943 in Terrell, Texas and graduated Terrell High School in 1961. He received his BBA from The University of Oklahoma and later received his JD from The University of Oklahoma Law School. He practiced law in Dallas for many years. 
Blair enjoyed sports and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He coached his son’s ice hockey team. 
Blair was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Chacey Dishman; father, Blair Douglas Dishman, Sr. and sister, Susan Disman Lea. 
He is survived by his son, Christopher Douglas Dishman of Arlington, Va.; mother, Sarah McGinty Dishman of Lake Tawakoni, Tx; brother-in-law, Dr. Paul W. Lea; nieces, Debbie Hartin and her husband Rick, Jennifer Lea Coffee adn husband Clint; great-nieces, Michelle and Susan; great-nephew, J.D.; a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with Keith Feerer and K. L. Breeden officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Memorial Park. 
Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service. 
Memorials may be made to Boles Home, 706 Love, Quinlan, Texas, 75474-9904. 

GEOFFREY TROY

Geoffrey Kyle Troy passed away December 9, 2001, in a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital. 
The son of Debra Lynne Pickens Troy and the late Gregory Kent Troy, he was born in Dallas, Texas, on December 6, 1981, ad attended schools in Garland, McKinney and Kaufman. 
Preceding Geoffrey in death were his father and grandmother, Daisella Vann; and he is survived by his mother, Debbie Troy of Terrell; two sisters, Courtney Troy of errell and Andrea Troy of Grand Prairie; grandparents, Leon and Sandy Pickens and Wesley Vann, all of Terrell; his great-grandmother, Pauline Pickens; his fiance’ Natalie Patton of Point; and numerous other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, with Rev. Steve Odom officiating and interment will follow at the College Mound Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, December 11 at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth or the Leukemia Society.

JAMES BENJAMIN CERNOCH, JR.

James Benjamin Cernoch, Jr., 75, of White Plains, died May 27, 2002, at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. He was a retired U.S. Navy chief.
He worked for Charles County and for John Duley and Bill Isman as a carpenter. He was active in the construction of New Life Church. He was of the Wesleyan faith.
Born April 25, 1927, in Garland, Texas, he was the son of the late James B. Cernoch, Sr. and the late Maude Jacobs Cernoch.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, terry A. Cernoch.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce Ann Wilson Cernoch of White Plains; sons, Gary W. Cernoch of Gaithersburg and James A. Cernoch of Virginia; daughter, Beth A. Cernoch of Mechanicsville; brother, John H. Cernoch of Illinois; sisters, Ruth Withrow and Winona Walker, both of Texas; grandchildren, Nicki and Jeremy Crumrime, Mathew, Larisa Amanda, Allison and Riley Cernoch; great-grandchild, Ryan Moreland; and numerous relatives.
Services were held May 31, 2002, at New Life Wesleyan Church, La Plata. Rev. Mike Hilson and Rev. Aaron Rummage will officiate. Interment was in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Pallbearers were Paul Dixon, Bill McDonald, Gene Paddett, Kenneth and Charles Taylor, Lew Holden, Don Moreland and Chris Bryan. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Wesleyan Church building fund.


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