De'ondre Linda Jackson:
October 8, 1997 - March 3, 2014
De'ondre Linda Jackson, age 16, of Irving, Texas passed away on Monday, March 3rd, 2014. She was born on October 8, 1997 to Andre Jackson and Dierdre Chavez. Her mother preceded her in death. De'ondre was a member of c|FIVE student ministries at Calvary Church in Irving, Texas. She was also a member of the Calvary Church Dance team, a Sophomore at MacArthur High School, and a member of The Cardettes. De'ondre was a loving person who loved to laugh, sing and dance. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and Friends. De'Ondra is survived by her father Andre Jackson, brother Gregoire Paul; sister Andrea Jackson; and numerous other family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Calvary Church in Irving. Interment will immediately follow at Skyview Cemetery in Mansfield. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to c|FIVE Student Ministries Calvary Church. Donations can be sent to the church at 4401 Texas 161, Irving, TX 75061 or made online at Calavrychurch.cc.
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Charles Zack Maner
November 24, 1932 - February 24, 2014
Charles Zack Maner passed away at Baylor Hospital – Irving on February 24, 2014 at 6:47 am. He was preceded in death by his wife and sweetheart of 56 years of marriage Dena Maner. Charles Zach Maner was born and grew up in the Hot Springs Arkansas area. His father was Charles Earl Maner and his mother was Edith Virginia Brooks. He was the 7 child of 8 children. He is survived by his daughter Joy and her husband Brent Underwood of Grand Prairie, TX, his son David Maner and his wife Laura of Clarkesville, GA, and daughter Ginger and her husband Larry Butts of Little River, South Carolina. Additionally, he is survived by 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Charles Zack Maner proudly served in the U.S. Navy during both the Vietnam War and Korean Conflict and retired from the Navy in 1981. He then worked for NCR and Fina Oil company and later retired from Fina Oil Company. A graveside service is being held at the DFW National Cemetery on Monday, March 3 at 12:30.
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Tommy Lynn Hallman
September 11, 1957 - February 19, 2014
Tommy Lynn Hallman, age 56, of Princeton, TX passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 after a brief battle with squamous cell cancer. He was born in Mobile, Alabama, to Dewey Elbert and Jeraldyne Elizabeth (Noland) Hallman, who preceded him in death along with his infant nephew, William Zeller. Left to cherish fond memories are his wife of 21 years Michele (Dearing); sons Devin Hallman and Nolen Hallman of the home; stepdaughter Amethyst (Taylor) Roney and husband Justin of Lowry Crossing, TX; sisters Cathy Hallman, Carla Hallman, and beloved family friend Janet Hines of Mobile, AL; and many dearly loved aunts, uncles, and cousins. After graduating Satsuma High School, Satsuma, AL, Tommy began a lifetime career as a commercial construction superintendent where he left his mark on buildings throughout the southeast. Of course, any and all business was best discussed on the golf course. A hardworking man with enormous patience and generosity, Tommy will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends, and colleagues. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Chapel at Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney, TX 75069 with reception to follow. It was Tommy’s wish to donate his body to medical research, so in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his favorite organizations: blueskyhorserescue.org, donkeyrescue.org, rogerswildlife.org, insyncexotics.com, or the animal rescue of your choice.
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Della E. Hazel
March 1, 1945 - February 14, 2014
Della E. Hazel, age 68 of Arlington, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. She was born on March 1, 1945 in Lamar, Colorado to Jake and Emma Schleining, they both preceded her in death along with brother, D.J. Schleining. Della married the love of her life, Albert Hazel 45 years ago. First and foremost, she loved the Lord with all her heart and soul, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in 1974 and followed with Baptism soon after. Della’s biggest desire was to teach her children to swim, play sports and to roller skate since she was not able to do because of her disabilities. She was a wonderful cook and baker, and her fruit cakes, pizzell cookies and fudge that she made with Al every year will be missed. Della enjoyed traveling with her family, bingo, the slots, puzzles, listening and singing gospel and country music and spending time with her twin sister. Survivors include, husband, Albert Hazel; daughter, Tammi R. Huckeba; son, Shane Hazel; siblings, Cormae Yeakel, Monroe Schleining, William Schleining, Ellie French (her twin); grandchildren, Ethan, Brittany, Jamie and Maddison. A Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Barry Parker officiating.
Margaret Louise Kimes
December 12, 1926 - January 29, 2014
On the morning of January 29, 2014 Margaret Louise Douglas Kimes of Irving passed away peacefully at her home with her loving children by her side. She followed her husband and love of her life, Roy Eugene Kimes, her beloved father, Jack Douglas and her precious sisters Pearline McWhorter and Virginia Angus into heaven to be with our Lord.
Margaret Louise was born to Ioda Ruth Jones and Zachary Taylor “Jack” Douglas on December 12, 1926 in Sulpher Springs, Texas. When she was 18, she met and married her soul mate, Roy Eugene Kimes, on November 3, 1945. On July 16, 1950, they were blessed with a son, Larry Wayne followed by their daughter, Terri Lynn on January 1, 1955, the first New Years baby of Irving that year.
Margaret was a devoted wife and Mother, a loving daughter, sister and friend and a loyal, valued employee of Vought Corporation for 20 years until her retirement. Her heart was so full of love that she opened it to anyone in need and, at the same time, she was the consummateprotector, never hesitating to defend the honor of a loved one or friend … just the right combination of “Sugar and Spice”.
Margaret is survived by her son Larry Kimes of Irving; her daughter Terri Bean and Son-In-Law, John (“Eddy”) Bean of Austin; four grandchildren Brett Kimes and wife Andrea of Dallas; Toni Kimes Beck and husband Kaymun Beck of Fort Worth; Aaron Bean and Hayden Bean both of Austin and two great-grandchildren, Kerrington and Kalleway Beck of Fort Worth. She is also survived by sisters Bernice Wilson and Jeanette Marsh and brothers Jack and Charles Douglas.
Pallbearers: Aaron Bean and Hayden Bean, Brett Kimes, Kaymun Beck, Kenneth George and Steve Lester
Honorary Pallbearers: John “Eddy” Bean and Craig Biggerstaff
We would like to thank Hospice Compassus, specifically, Kimberly, the nurse and our angel that so lovingly and caringly assisted our family. In memory of our Mother and her sisters, we ask that you include the Alzheimer’s Association in your future charitable donations.
Visitation 6-8pm on Friday, February 7, Funeral Service at 1pm on Saturday, February 8 followed by Graveside Service at Restland in Dallas. A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held following the Graveside Service with details to be provided at her service.
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Kenneth Wayne Deason
February 28, 1954 - January 30, 2014
Kenneth Wayne Deason, age 59 of Irving, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born on February 28, 1954 in Lake Charles, LA to Harvey and Gertrude Deason. Kenneth married Sherry Cordell on May 12, 1993 in Lake Charles, they moved to Irving in 1999. He was a New Orleans Saints and an LSU football fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. Kenneth was a family man and loved spending time with his daughters and their families, those grandchildren were the apple of his eye. He was a member of Hope Fellowship in Irving. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Brenda Sue Soileau and brother, Charles Ray Deason. Survivors include, wife Sherry Deason; daughters, Melissa Bumgarden, Candace King and husband Chad, Amanda Adhikari, Stephanie Gallegos and husband Michael, Amber Patterson; mother-in-law, Anne Cordell; grandchildren, Scott, Olivia, Brittany, Alexis, Kevin, John, Samantha, Branden, Ella, Madison and Chelsea. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., on Monday February 3 at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4 also at the Funeral Home.
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Terry Lee Boothe
July 26, 1955 - January 18, 2014
Terry Lee Boothe, 58, of Irving, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was born on July 26, 1955 in Germany to Bob J. and Irene Boothe. Terry adored his children and his wife Anna, who preceded him in death along with his son, Casey and father Bob. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing. Survivors include, daughters, Terilyn Bowman, and Korri Lange; mother, Irene Boothe; sister, Becky Moore; niece, Jessica Moore; step-children, David, Jennifer and Chris; 9 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Suzanne Lautaret. There will be a private family service.
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December 13, 1956 - January 18, 2014
Rosalinda Licona Villanueva came into this world on December 13, 1956 and returned home on January 18, 2014. This beautiful angel took her place in heaven, watching over our family, with her father, Emiliano Sr. and her brother Chris. Rosie married John Villanueva on June 5, 1989 in Dallas. Even though Rosie endured many struggles in her life, she always had a smile on her face when surrounded by her precious family that she loved so much. She brought joy to each of our lives, the smiles, the laughter, the singing and just spending time with her were memories that we will all tuck away in our hearts forever. Survivors include, husband of 27 years, John Villanueva; children, Michelle Ytuarte, Martin Licona; cherished nephews, Anthony and Victor; mother and step-father, Janie and Paul Rivera; siblings, Patsy Hernandez (Frank), Janie Gonzales (Carlos), Emiliano Licona, (Larry), Margie Aragon; grandchildren, Jonathan, Mallory, Martin, Damian, Francisca, Jonah; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 25 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. The family will be at the Funeral Home at 10:30 prior to the service to visit with family and friends.
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Diane Lynn Wallace
March 20, 1961 - January 19, 2014
Diane Lynn Wallace, age 52 of Irving went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, January 19, 2014. She was born on March 20, 1961 in Dallas to James and Bernice Wallace, her parents preceded her in death along with husband, David Gonzales; brothers, Dewayne and David Sharp; sister-in-law Gracie Sharp; and nephew, Corey Roberts. Diane adored her family and was the family clown, she loved to make people laugh even through all her health struggles. She received Christ as her Savior on Mother’s Day 2013 at Victory Church in Scurry. Survivors include, Daughter, Sheri Pantoja and husband Raul, Jennifer Aldridge and husband Seth; son, Brandon Wallace; siblings, Charles Sharp, Cathy Martin, Monica Lefever; sister-in-law, Leona Sharp; grandchildren, Ashley Hart, Bernice Wallace, Sandra Hart, Priscilla Hart, Alyssa Garcia and Brayden Wallace; precious cat, Mommas; and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
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Juan Luis Rodriguez, Jr.
May 28, 1959 - January 13, 2014
Juan Luis Rodriguez, age 54 of Dallas, TX, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 13, 2014. He was born on May 28, 1959 in Dallas to Emmett and Juana Rodriguez. Juan loved his family and was extremely close to his sister Carmen and brother Santos. He enjoyed going to the casinos and he always said that someday he would go to Las Vegas but he never accomplished that dream. Juan was very generous with his money and time when it came to his nieces, nephews and Maria's children that he loved so much. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and welcomed into Heaven by his friends and family that preceded him in death. Survivors include, sisters, Sofia Hernandez, Carmen Ibarra; brothers, Emmett Rodriguez, Jr., Santos Rodriguez, Albert Rodriguez; soul mate, Maria Aldana; and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. A Memorial Service at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is Pending.
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Carolyn Ann Hill
December 21, 19 40 - January 3, 2014
Carolyn Ann Hill, age 73 of Southlake, TX, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 after a two year battle with colon cancer. She was born on December 21, 1940 in Longview, TX to Palmer and Ethel Stephens. Survivors include, Daughter, Misti Jefferson Hale; son, Harold Loyd Hill, Jr.; grandchildren, Derek Kyle Hale, Nicholas Jefferson Bromley, Hunter Logan Hill and Holden Layne Hill. Carolyn, aka, Mountain Dance was a free spirit. She stood up for what she believed and would fearlessly fight to the death for those she loved. Maybe it was her Cherokee Indian blood, but she belonged outdoors. Carolyn only moved back from the mountains to concrete (as she called it) to help with her grandson who had Duchene Muscular Dystrophy. How do you put into words the life of such an incredible lady? She had such a great love for God, people, and adventure. Her life and accomplishments cover the whole spectrum..
A woman of God, a Lady in every sense of the word,
fly fisherman, artist, author, hairdresser, designer,
photographer, mom, grandmother (known as Mica),
gunsman, camper, hunter and friend.
She will forever be known as one who loved deeply, touched the hearts of many, and lived life to its fullest! Her influence on those she touched will eternally live on.
A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 417 Borders Court, Southlake, TX 76092
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Norma Louise Hart
January 29, 1937 - December 4, 2013
Norma Louise Hart, age 76 of Irving, TX beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Norma retired from Qualex after many years of service. She was a Christian who loved the Lord and the fellowship at Wednesday night church dinners. Norma cherished her family, especially her sweet grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Cowboys and her grandchildren play sports. Norma loved the outdoors, working in her garden and fishing. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. Survivors include, daughters, Deborah Watts and husband John, Vicki Preston and husband Kevin; son Rickey McIntire; brother, Jerry Hart and wife Kay; grandchildren, Eric Preston, Keri Moreno, Ashley Whatley, Heather Talley, Sean Preston an Patricia McIntire; great-grandchildren, Chace Talley, Mackenzie Talley, Caitlynn Talley, Kyleigh Whatley and Meegan Talley. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 in the evening. Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
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Juanita L. Wood
July 7, 1942 – December 4, 2013
Juanita Louise Wood, 71, of Irving, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, after a difficult battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on July 7, 1942 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to the late Isaac and Ruby (Crager) Herring. She grew up in Shreveport and Leesville, Louisiana. She moved to Dallas after graduating high school but settled in Grand Prairie, attending First Baptist Church until she moved to Irving in 1986. Juanita became a faithful member of Plymouth Park Baptist Church for 24 years, where she met later in life and married her soul mate, Bob Wood. Juanita is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Robert "Bob" Wood; daughter Angela Bozarth and granddaughter Avery Bozarth, stepsons: Brian Wood and wife Linda; children Hannah and Ethan. Christopher Wood and wife Janet; daughter, Ashley. She is also survived by a brother, Paul Herring of Louisiana. Juanita retired after 39 years at Roadway Express in Irving, where she received numerous awards for outstanding service. She enjoyed her job and made lifelong friends. Her greatest commitment and love were to the Lord, her family, her friends and her church. Juanita enjoyed antiquing, gardening and traveling. A memorial service will be held at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00 am.
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January 18, 1953 – November 30, 2013
Mr. Larry Wallace of Carrollton entered eternal rest on Saturday, November 30, 2013
Larry was born on January 18, 1953 to the late Mr. James Wallace and Mrs. Minnie M. Prysock-Wallace. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest and Willie James Wallace.
He was founder and CEO of LWE Real Estate Investments.
Left to cherish fond memories are four brothers: Robert Lee Wallace, Spartanburg, Johnny E. Wallace of Waldorf, MD, Nathaniel Wallace of Dallas, Texas, Albert Wallace ,of Pacolet Mills, SC, Sean Wallace of Spartanburg, SC, Four Sisters: Annie M. Walton, of Boiling Springs, SC, Wilma J. Wallace of Spartanburg, SC, Bertha Wallace of Spartanburg, SC, Dorothy W. Martin of Spartanburg, SC.
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Frankie Mae Redmond
February 17, 1945 – November 30, 2013
On February 17, 1945 in the city of Palestine, Texas, Frankie Mae Alexander Redmond was the thirteenth child born to Everline Martin Alexander and Willie Edgar Alexander, Sr.
Frankie began her formal education at Green Bay High School in Tucker, Texas. When she was eleven years old, her family moved to Los Angeles, CA. She attended elementary, junior high and high school in Los Angeles, receiving her diploma from Manual Arts High School.
After arriving in Los Angeles, the family placed their membership at Miracle Temple COGIC, under the pastorate of Elder William Shackelford. It was at this church where she met and married the love of her life and the father of her children, William Louis Fleming, Sr. To this union five children were born. William, Jr., Donald, Robert, Ronald and Frankie.
Frankie accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age. Her father was a minister and her mother a missionary. Both of them instilled in their children strong Christian values and she heeded their teachings. She sang in the choir, worked untiringly in the church as a minister’s wife, and always worked on numerous building fund projects. She was dedicated and a hard worker. In 1978, under the leadership of her father Willie Alexander, Sr., Faith COGIC was established. She continued working in this ministry under the leadership of her father and her brother Pendell Alexander. She quickly joined the choir and became one of the lead singers. Oh! How she could sing!! She also helped to build this church and continued to be very supportive in every way until her death.
Frankie began her work history in the garment district of Los Angeles. She later was employed with Educational Insights, where she developed a great rapport with the owners that still exists until today. Frankie lastly landed the career of her dreams with Corey Heibert and Business Interiors furniture industries. She worked diligently and obtained great status with these companies, until she retired in 2007.
Frankie was a very classy lady. She wanted only the best for herself and her family. She was never selfish. If she had, everyone else had. She had a talent for finding things of great value, for very little money. Everyone who knew her knew this.
Late in life, God blessed Frankie with her current husband, Joseph Redmond, Sr. When they met, it seemed electric and spontaneous. They shared everything in life including their business. She was his co-pilot for their trucking company. She went out with him on every trip.
Today, our hearts are very sadden and heartbroken, and will be for some time to come. A major part of our family has departed and will be sorely missed. She departed this life on November 30, 2013. Her companionship, friendship, smile and humor will be missed.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Joseph Redmond, Sr., two sons and their wives, Donald (Delphia) and Robert (Michelle) Fleming, two sisters, Roberta Traylor and Mary Easton, three brothers and their wives, Henry (Wilma), Alfred (Ola) and James (Fran) Alexander. Five grandchildren, Danielle, Donnell, Jasmine, Ashley and Robyn; and two great-grands, Jerome Fleming-Wilson and Janelle Wilson and a host of in-laws, nieces nephews and cousins.
Her mother, father, two sons William, Jr., and Ronald, daughter Frankie, two sisters Alberta and Jessie Mae, eight brothers, W.E., Jr., George, Matthew Leon, Mark, Pendell, Thomas, Jake, and Baby Alexander preceded her in death.
“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal!!”
John Varner Preston Williams
May 29, 1967 - November 23, 2013
John Varner Preston Williams, age 46 of Irving, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 23, 2013. He was born in Atlanta, GA on May 29, 1967 to Billy Preston and Lillie Jane Williams, his mother preceded him in death. John graduated from Nimitz High School in 1986 where he played Football until he was injured and where his love of music started. He played the guitar, drums, trombone, viola and about any other instrument he decided that he wanted to play. John enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and Nascar. Along with his love for music was animals and to laugh. Survivors include, father, Billy Williams, sisters, Kimberly Lee and her husband Jessie, Sharon Kinney and husband James; brothers, Bill Williams, James Williams and wife April; aunts and uncles, Marge Prosser, Bea and Bud Phipps; niece, Abigail Williams; nephews, Jacob Williams, Matthew Williams; and cousin, Stacye Prosser-Higdon. Visitation will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 30th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home with Funeral Services following the visitation at 1:00 p.m.
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Terrance "Terry" Stewart Rahmer
April 18 1942 - November 23,2013
Terrence “Terry” Stewart Rahmer, age 71 of Irving, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013. He was born on April 18, 1942 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Stuart and Kathleen Rahmer. In 1965 Terry graduated from the University of Waterloo, with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He was very proud of his work. Terry installed electrical systems in Nigeria, control systems for oil companies, building automation and security systems for Rockefeller Center in New York City, among other larger buildings in cities all over the world. Terry loved to travel with his wife Julia Dawn (Judy), and friends when he retired. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. Terry will be truly missed. He is survived by his loving wife, Julia Rahmer; children, Lori Liles, Tammy Henry, Jim Liles, D’Ann Gummelt, Kristi Knight, Julie Rahmer, Chris Rahmer; grandchildren, Joshua Henry, Haley Gummelt, Jeremy Henry, Russell Gummelt, Toni Hankins, Nicholas Jones, Patrick Jones, Noah Rahmer, Aemon Rahmer, Elise Rahmer; great grandchildren, Jon Hankins, Liam Hankins; sisters, Rhonda Armstrong, Sheila Durward; 3 nephews; 1 niece; and numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Irving, TX. Interment will immediately follow the funeral service at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving, TX.
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Pamela Nell Hill
October 16, 1948 - November 22, 2013
Pamela Nell Hill, 65 of Kemp, TX passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on October 16, 1948 in Dallas to Carl and Babs Kaiser. Pam married Bobby Hill Sr. on July 26, 1975 in Irving. She is survived by her husband Bobby Sr.; three sons Shaine, Bobby Jr. and Keith; brothers Leon and Cliff Kaiser; grandchildren Dillon Hill and Sarah Cagle. Pam loved the glory that God brought to this world and often shared that love with anyone that she could. She also loved watching nature and the beauty around her. Pam was an angel sent from heaven for everyone to enjoy. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 27th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
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Irene Isabell Allen
June 14, 1920 - November 14, 2013
Irene Isabell Allen, age 93, a long time resident of Irving, TX passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013. She was born on June 14, 1920 to William (Willie) and Rachel Hines in Groesbeck , TX. Irene is preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, William Allen. She didn't start working until her children were out of school but then went to work for Furr's Cafeteria where she retired. Irene and William enjoyed going to the Senior Citizen dances where they made many friends before William passed away in 2004. Survivors include, son, William Stanley Allen and wife Mattie; daughters, Mary Beth Fife and husband Ken, Martha Ruchalski and husband Greg; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., on Monday, November 19th at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving with the Rev. Joshua Price officiating.
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Peggy Ferne Johnston
December 6, 1930 - October 24, 2013
Peggy Ferne Johnston, beloved Wife and Mother, age 82, of Rockwall, TX, passed away and went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 24, 2013, surrounded by her Family. She was born on December 6, 1930 in Fort Worth, TX., to Clinton and Mary Cash, who preceded her in death along with her baby girl, Marla Ferne Johnston. Sixty-two years ago she married Alton Wendell Johnston on November 24, 1950 in Los Angeles, CA. Her profession as an Executive Secretary brought her to work directly under Walt Disney. She had the ability to hear an actor’s voice and recognize it. Peggy loved and adored her husband and children, dedicating her life to them. She had a natural talent for all things artistic, also enjoying sewing, singing and cooking. Peggy was loved by all. She was joyful and optimistic, and had a pension for seeing things on the bright side. Peggy was a member of the Church of Christ in Tyler, TX. She will be greatly missed. Survived by her husband, Alton Wendell Johnston; daughter, Janna Lynne Whitten and husband Kenneth; sons, Alton Mark Johnston and wife Maria, Brian Randall Johnston and wife Marti; Five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Monday, October 28th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. A Graveside service will at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28th at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Prairie, TX with Mr. Mike Highsaw officiating.
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Mabel Ann Guidry
October 1, 1917 - September 30, 2013
Mabel Ann Guidry, age 95 of Grand Isle, LA passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013. She was born on October 1, 1917 in Grand Isle, LA to Cyrique and Barbara Bradberry Guidry. Mabel enjoyed inviting people over for coffee and visiting. She was devoted to her Catholic faith, her family and working with children at church. She was also devoted to and loved Grand Isle, the place where she was born and spent most of her life. Being a determined woman she had to drop out of school to work but ended up finishing her education in her 40's. Survivors include, daughters, Christine Justice and Molly Adam Reese; grandchildren, Matthew Good, Elizabeth Good, Stephanie Taylor, Michael Reese, Jr., Mark Reese, Janet Mason and James Reese;9 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m., until the Funeral Mass begins at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 8th at Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church in Grand Isle, LA. Entombment will follow the Mass at Grand Isle Cemetery.
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Jimmy Harold Dale
June 17, 1949 - October 2, 2013
Jimmy Harold Dale, age 64 of Mabank, TX passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. He was born on June 17,1949 in Gaston, Alabama to Clarence and Kathleen Dale. Jimmy married Debra Whatley on August 3, 1971 in Dallas. He was a hardworking man who loved and cherished his family. Jimmy raised his three children then raised five of his grandchildren. He always said “As long as I have a floor, you have a place at my house.” Survivors include wife Debra Dale; daughters, Debbie Beasley and Christy Jorden; son, Jimmy C. Dale (April); sisters, Glenda Cannon (Roy), Cathy Dale, Susan Flatt (Clifford); brothers, Kenneth Dale, Dennis Dale and John Allen Dale; grandchildren, Jennifer Caddell, Candace Lapoint, Aurora Beasley, Christopher Beasley, Rebel Jorden, Malachi Dale, Michael Dale, Nikolas Rachal; and a very special great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Caddell. Visitation will beheld from 6-8 pm on Thursday, October 3 at the Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 5 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Mabank, TX.
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