Lisa Rene Harris
June 7, 1966 - June 29, 2014
Lisa Rene Harris, 48, of Irving, Texas, passed away on June 29, 2014. She was born on June 7, 1966 in Irving, Texas the daughter of Robert and Sharon Harris. Lisa was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was always putting others before herself, and loved her family dearly. Lisa was a hard worker that never complained. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. Lisa loved soccer and was a pitbull on the field. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Sharon; children, Zach, Jaynie, Heather, and Taylor; siblings, Eric, Tina, Victor, and Zane; grandchildren, Braiden, Ellie, D.J., and Marley; among numerous other family and friends. Lisa will be loved and missed by all that knew and loved her.
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Steve Daniel White
June 19, 1945 - June 26, 2014
Steve Daniel White, 69, of Irving, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born on June 19, 1945 in Henderson, Texas, the son of Edward and Theola White. Steve attended New London High School and Kilgore Junior College, before serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded many medals during his service, including the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Steve returned to graduate at SMU as an ATO with a degree in marketing. He spent over 40 years in the aviation industry starting with Bell Helicopter, finally retiring after 30 years of work for Mitsui Co. USA. Steve lived and died with honor. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie White; son, Aaron; daughter, Pascal; nephew/brother, JD Lowe and family; niece, Judy Watson and family; friends, Tommy Tyner, Jim Barber, Chuck Hallett, Bruce Crouch and, Ferd Hauslein; among numerous other family and friends. In lieu of flowers a memorial in Steve’s name will be set up by lifelong friend Ervin Holloway, at the New London Museum from the Class of 1963. As well as a memorial in his honor can be given by contacting Patty Addington at SMU’s Simmons Development Office 214-768-4844 or make an online donation at http://www.rcdallas.org/give/ways-to-give/donate-now and designate programs to assist others with end of life and grief counseling. Military Honors will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C. “Here lies one fine SOB, and I miss him already.”
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Jesus "Jesse" Cirilo Patino
February 27, 1948 - June 17, 2014
Jesus “Jesse” Cirilo Patiño, age 66 of Cedar Hill, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Jesse was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas. He worked as a migrant worker from the ages of 7-16 alongside his parents, brothers and sisters. Jesse moved to Dallas in 1968 and worked as a remodeling contractor. He married the love of his life, Raquel and moved her to Dallas with him in 1969 then later had four children. His dream was to make a living as a golfer. With his own business, he was able to do well financially to allow him to play golf often. Jesse’s perseverance and determination eventually led him to the Tour. He played in the PGA Tour, in addition to the Senior Tour from 1998-2002. After playing on the Tour, he worked as a golf instructor. Jesse was not afraid of hard work and worked until the very end. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Francisca Patiño and brother, Carlos Patiño. Survivors include wife, Rachel Patiño; daughter, Debbie Perez and husband Martin; sons, Robert Patiño and wife Marisela; Terry Patiño, Tommy Patiño and wife Maricela; sisters, Gloria Vaquera and husband Roy, Oralia Ojeda; brothers, Oscar Patiño and wife Zulema, Michael Patiño and wife Margarita; sister-in-law, Bertha Alicia Patiño. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m., Friday, June 20 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Rosary will be 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 23 at Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Del Rio, TX. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 24 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Del Rio with interment following at San Felipe Cemetery in Del Rio.
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February 16, 1921 - June 8, 2014
Helen Hash, age 93 of Irving, TX passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014. She was born on February 16, 1921 in Lowell, Mass to Peter and Kathrine Scondras. Helen was one of 8 children from Greek parents that immigrated from Greece. She worked in the family restaurant where she met a soldier, got married and moved to Texas. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and her husband Charles Hash. She enjoyed reading, listening to Gospel music, crocheting and visiting. Helen traveled to England, Scotland, Canada and, to Israel twice. Her favorite song was “Oh How I Love Jesus” and her favorite quote was “I can’t complain”. Survivors include, son, Charles Hash and wife Glenda; daughters, Carol Browning and husband Joe, Peggy Huber and husband Jerry, Sandra Smith; grandchildren, Donna, David, Kristie, Helena, Tanya, Carol Ann and Anthony; 11 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 15 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
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Wayne (Amos) Alan Story
Sepetember 3, 1971 - May 26, 2014
Amos Story, age 42 of Irving, Texas, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 26, 2014. He was born in Dallas on September 3, 1971 to Wayne and Sandy Story. Amos graduated from Boles High School where he ran track, competing in the Six Man State Track Meet and setting running back records on the football team his senior year. He was a sports enthusiast, playing golf, softball and going to the Texas Ranger Baseball games. Amos enjoyed going to the beach and to the lake where there was always, family, friends and beer. He could out shop anyone and his closet proves that. He loved to go out dancing in his flip flops and did a mean two-step, usually out-dancing everybody in the place. Above all, Amos loved his family; he was only a phone call away when someone needed help. Amos worked as hard as he played, he was in the construction and heating and cooling business, a trade he learned from his father. He worked long hours, never complaining if something had to be done. Amos is preceded in death by grandparents, Charles and Lorene Brown and Ray and Flora Mae Story. Survivors include, daughter, Whitney Story and her partner, Ashtin Tiger; parents, Wayne and Sandy Story; brother, Andy Story and wife Mary and their children, Wade, Wesley and Macy Story; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., on Friday, May 30, 2014. Funeral Services will be private.
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Paul Junior Ricketts
March 14, 1958 - May 25, 2014
Paul Junior Ricketts, age 56 passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. He was born on March 14, 1958 in Dallas, TX to Joe and Thelma Walker, they preceded him in death along with siblings, Jerry Ricketts, Melvin Ricketts and Darlene Bankston. Paul was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Irving. He was a loving dad and grandpa who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Paul touched the lives of many people with his strong testimony and unfeigned faith. Survivors include, daughter, Misty Ricketts of Irving, TX; brother, Robert Ricketts of Anaconda, MT; sister, Tammy Rainaud of Mabank, TX; grandchildren, Patrick Devaney, Jr. and Makayla Devaney; and several nieces. Visitation will be held from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28th at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 29th in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Timothy Jones officiating. Interment will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 29th at Payne Spring Cemetery in Payne Spring, Texas.
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Rita Gay Cartwright
November 28, 1941 - May 22, 2014
Rita Gay Cartwright, age 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 in Fort Worth Texas. She was born in Lampassas, Texas on November 28th, 1941 to Garland "Punk" Patterson and Audrey "Snooks" Patterson. Rita graduated in 1960 from Eastern Hills Senior High School, and was a member of the Handley Church of Christ.She was proceeded in death by her husband David Cartwright and her parents. Rita is survived by one son, Bryan Cartwright and wife DeAnne; brother, Billy Ray Patterson; nephew, Caden Luke Patterson; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and her two special boys, Braedon & Rylan Gentry. Pallbearers will be Bryan Cartwright, Billy Patterson, Caden Patterson, Ronald Wilkey, Dan Joslin and Timothy Joslin. Visiting hours will be at Chism-Smith Funeral Home in, Irving, TX, on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 from 6 pm-8pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 10 am, and will be officiated by Reverend Doug Martin. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Community Hospice of Texas at Huguley and Huguley Hospital nurses and staff.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Community Hospice of Texas at Huguley, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028.
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Marjoria Anna Grider
October 11, 1929 - May 18, 2014
Marjoria Anna Grider, 84, of Irving, TX, passed away on, Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born October 11, 1929 in Lindsey, Texas the daughter of Henry and Anna Schmitz. In 1948, she married Harrell Grider. Her parents precede her in death. Margie (Mo) was an avid player of all card games and was known to frequent casinos from time to time. She loved the outdoors, taught swimming lessons, water skied, and could hold her own fishing for crappie and catfish. One of her hobbies was crocheting, even winning a blue ribbon at the Texas State Fair. Margie retired from the Irving Police Department as the senior dispatcher, being credited with saving numerous lives due to her calm and professionalism. She is also preceded in death by her son, James; great grandson, Joshua. Marjoria is survived by and greatly missed by all who loved her including her children, Jean Manskey and husband, Bill, Rita Crawford and husband, David, Gary Grider and wife, Vicki; sisters, Bernice Davis and, husband Raymond, Barbara Mize; grandchildren; Richard, Rochelle, Daniel, Benjamin, Michael, Nolan, Christine; great grandchildren, Kyle, Zane, Makenna, Joseph, Mikey, Jessica, Issac, Natalie, Victoria, Kayla, Chelsea, Candice, Journey, Vera, Simmon, Vivian; and numerous other family and friends. The Family will receive guest on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the funeral home chapel from 10:00 - 12:00 pm. Funeral services will start at 12:00 noon, with interment immediately following at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Texas.
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William Don Wellborn
February 20, 1941 - May 13, 2014
William Don Wellborn, age 73 of Irving, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. He was born on February 20, 1941 in Brownwood, Texas the son of Don and Grace Wellborn. Bill graduated from Texas Tech in 1964, and was president of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He loved the Lord and was very passionate about Prophecy and Genealogy. Bill was an artist and an extremely creative person, he was a chef and really liked ice cream. The one thing he adored the most was his family, and his grandchildren could melt his heart. Survivors include wife, Dee Wellborn; and her children, Kim Goeppinger and Lance Lewis; daughter, Kris Reichert and husband, Rod; son, Ty Wellborn and wife, Carri; and their mother, Kitty Waldrop; grandchildren, Courtlyn Wellborn, Mika Reichert, Kade Wellborn, Rodney Reichert, Noah Reichert, Kinsey Wellborn, Bear Reichert and Truman Wellborn; he also considered Gary Don Holley and Albert Saenz as sons. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., on Friday, May 16 at First Baptist Church of Irving with interment following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
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Karl H. Kober, Jr.
March 4, 1956 - April 22, 2014
Karl H. Kober, Jr., age 58 of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on April 22, 2014, after a short but difficult fight with cancer. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 4, 1956, to Karl H. and Joan Kober; they both preceded him in death. Karl was a rugged outdoorsman, and he loved to fish. He also had a special place in his heart for animals, especially his beloved Princess. Karl had a kind and compassionate heart, and he was well liked and loved by many…although he seldom realized this. Karl graduated from Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas in 1974 and went on to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, on a baseball scholarship. He later attended Stephen F. Austin State University. Karl loved sports. He was the quarterback on his football team, a competitive swimmer, the goalie on his soccer team, and the 3rd baseman on his BBI, high school, and college teams. Karl was an avid Texas Rangers fan up to the end. Survivors include his sons, Kristopher and Kurt, their mother, Suzette, and Kristopher’s fiancée, Alex. His surviving siblings and families include Kathy Breeding and Archie, Kris Kober and Diane, Kurt Kober and Denise, Konrad Kober and Dawn, Kate Kober, Karen Chenowth and Dave, Ken Kober and Julie, and nieces and nephews Jordan, Thomas, Molly, Ryan, and Nash. Karl leaves behind many friends, especially those from Obadiah’s House, including Ross and Jorja Geyer, Ron Donahue, Rocky Shubert, and Mark Baumgarten. He also leaves behind his mentor and friend from the Salvation Army, Greg Nolan. The memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the chapel of Chism/Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Obadiah’s House of Fort Worth or the Humane Society of North Texas.
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Maria Lourdes Dominguez-Leija
February 11, 1958 - April 20, 2014
Maria Lourdes Dominguez Puente, Malu, fallecio el Domingo 20 de Abril del 2014 alos 57 anos de edad en Arlington Texas. Ella nacio en Mexico el 11 de Febrero de 1958. Sus padres fueron Florentino Dominguez y Victoria Puente. Ella se caso con Jose Leija Mendes el 24 de Noviemnre de 1976, y cumplieron 39 años de casados. Tuvo 5 hijos: Jose 1ero que fallecio alos 8 meses de nacido, Jose 2do, Alfredo, Sonia y Adrian; tuvo 6 nietos Jonathan, Adriel, Carlos, Sara y 2 bebes en camino. Malu fue un miembro amada de New Life Fellowship. Ella compartio el evangelio, fue un testimonio para muchos, fue un instrumento de Dios para que muchos conocieran de Cristo. Antes de fallecer ella expreso el agradecimiento de todo el apoyo de New Life para su esposo y para ella.
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Kim Tok Sun Whiteley
January 6, 1937 - April 18, 2014
Kim Tok Sun Whiteley, age 77, of Irving, Texas, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born on January 6, 1937, in Hamyang, South Korea, the daughter of Sung Kim and Thad Sun Su. Her parents preceded her in death. Kim was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Kim was very generous and loving; she would help anyone who was in need. She adored her family and friends with all her heart. Kim is also preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years. Larry Thomas Whiteley Sr. Kim is survived by her son, Larry Thomas Whiteley, Jr. and wife, Lisa; daughter, Leann Kim Gilliand and husband, Benjamin; granddaughter, Madeleine; and numerous friends. Kim will forever remain in the memories and the hearts of those she loved, and loved her. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with interment immediately following at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas.
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Mickey Arlene Hurley Wagnon
February 10, 1951 - April 17, 2014
Mickey Hurley Wagnon ,age 63, of Euless Texas, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Fort Worth, TX on February 10, 1951, she was the daughter of Calvin Dial & Mary Etta Hurley. Mickey was a loving person who gave 100% in everything she did. In the 90's Mickey owned her own cleaning business. She enjoyed music, dancing, and over the last few years she found an incredible joy, peace, and love for the Lord. Mickey adored her family very much and she will forever live on in their memories and in their hearts. She is survived by her children, Laura Miller, Craig Hill, Nathan Rogers; siblings, Calvin Hurley, Joe Hurley, John Hurley, Karen Harrison; numerous grandchildren; among many other family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday April 21, at Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
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John Wesley Horn
November 16, 1959 - April 11, 2014
John Wesley Horn, age 54, of Irving, Texas passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born on November 16th, 1959 in Cushing, Oklahoma, and was raised by James and Kathryn Horn. John was a loving son, brother, father, and grandfather. He loved listening to music, but composing his own music was true passion in life. John also had a great love for scripture and witnessing to people. His life revolved around making and sharing his music, as well as, spreading the Lords word. His other hobbies included painting and sketching. John is survived by his loving parents, James and Kathryn Horn, Mary and Ken McConnell; children, April Manning, Angela Chambers, Jacob Horn; siblings, CSM Jim Horn, Kelly Powers, Sheri Leipsic, Robert Milsap; granddaughter, Madilynn Newman; and numerous other family and friends. Interment will be at 11:30 on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in the Chism Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
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Justin Jeffrey Goods
October 20, 2001 - April 8, 2014
Justin Jeffrey Goods, age 12, of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born on October 20, 2001 in Nashville, TN to Michael and Damita Goods. Justin was a vibrant young man that enjoyed outdoor life, and video games. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America, the Grand Prairie Police Boxing club; and karate. Justin was a loving son and brother, anyone who knew him knew how happy and fun loving he was. If he could have the meal of his choice each day it would be sloppy joes. Justin is survived by his loving parents, Michael and Dr. Damita Goods; siblings, Jovada (Robin)Geddes, Michael Jr., Meghin, Christine, Kevin, Cristofer, Ezinne Ibe; grandparents, Jimmy and Gloria Boger, Cora A. Geter, Dyan Raines; uncle, Ashton Boger; and a host of loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. REST in GOD's LOVING ARMS my sweet son.
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Lisa Ann Smallwood
November 22, 1967 - April 5, 2014
Lisa Ann Smallwood, age 46, of Irving, TX passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was born on November 22, 1967 in Irving, TX to Charles Edward Jr. and Suzanne Smallwood. Lisa was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to so many. She loved life and spending time with family and friends. There was never a quiet or dull moment when she was around. Lisa loved to take care of anyone that needed her and was a true caregiver to so many. She was an adamant animal lover, and loved her red mustangs. Lisa was extremely proud of her nephews, which were also her babies, and all their accomplishments. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Edward Jr.; grandparents. Lisa is survived by her mother, Suzanne Davis Smallwood of Irving, TX; brother, Bobby Smallwood and wife, Jennifer of Royse City, TX; nephews, Sean Smallwood and Chase Smallwood of Royse City, TX; great aunt, Nina Walters of Irving, TX; aunts, Kay Miller and husband, Griff of Houston, TX, Beth Duncan and husband, David of Princeton, KY; best friend, Kim Skellern of Irving, TX; Pit-bull, Maggie; and numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, TX.
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Weston Ashley Brown
February 5, 1937 - March 27, 2014
Wes Brown, age 77, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 ending his battle with ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was born on February 5, 1937 in Milton, MA and was married to Freda Bergamo of New Mexico from 1962 to 1979. Wes married his long term friend Nell McCarty of Dallas on August 29, 1997. His passion was bluegrass music and playing the banjo. He was a member of the Dallas Banjo Band where he was able to spend time with close friends who shared the same passion. Wes was a fighter jet pilot in the Air National Guard and the Air Force, discharged in 1967. He retired from Restland Funeral Home in Dallas after 19 years, where he created electronic forms and salesforce automation tools years before these processes were main stream. He had various others careers and hobbies throughout his life, typically focused on his interest and natural talent of creating and working with his hands. He was a skilled wood smith, steel smith and scale model aircraft hobbyist. Wes was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Elfrieda Brown, and brother Gordon Hall. Survivors include wife, Nell Brown; sons, Wayne Brown, Kevin Brown; daughters, Rowena Russell, Lynn Hillston; sisters, Shirley Beeman-Moore, Karen Pulsney; brothers, Kenneth Brown, Russell Brown; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and cousins who will miss him very much. A memorial service will be arranged through Chism-Smith Funeral Home, Irving TX.
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Mildred Elizabeth Tiller Segler
March 11, 2104
Mildred Elizabeth Tiller Segler, age 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Irving, Texas. Mrs. Segler was predeceased by her husband, Loraine Lloyd Segler, her parents, sister and son-in-law, Lewis Reynolds. She is survived by four children: Linda Reynolds and her sons Gavin and Myles (Lauren) Reynolds; Judy Joiner (Jim) and sons Travis and Will Joiner; Larry Segler (Donna) and sons Ryan and Evan Segler; and Lloyd Segler (Cindy) and sons, Alex and Matt Segler. She is also survived by 2 great-grandchildren,Maxwell and Madeleine Reynolds. In addition, Mrs. Segler is survived by three siblings; brother Edward Tiller; Helen David; and brother Henry Tiller. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. From a long-time pioneer family of north Florida, she lived much of her life in Panama City, Florida, where she met and married her husband, Loraine, in January of 1941. Their first child, Linda, was born shortly before Loraine shipped overseas in 1943. After World War II they stayed in Panama City and welcomed a daughter, Judy, and two sons, Larry and Lloyd. In 1968 they relocated to Dallas, Texas, and after retirement moved to Canton, Texas, where they lived until Loraine died and she later moved into the Dallas area to be closer to family.
She remained active in a number of organizations in Canton until well into her 80’s- especially the Methodist church where she was a Sunday School teacher, formed both widow support and cancer support groups, and for years was responsible for having flowers on the altar. She was president of the Canton Friends of the Library and continued to support the library even after health limited her participation in the organization. Mrs. Segler also loved gardening, reading and music throughout her life. She especially loved being a grandmother to eight grandsons and having them come out to visit her at “the farm”. The arrival of two great-grandchildren and another soon to arrive, thrilled her as she enjoyed the growth of the family she had started with her husband 73 years ago. Services will be announced at a later date and will be held this summer in Panama City, Florida, where she will be buried with her husband. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, designated for breast cancer research, due to the number of women in the family who have faced the disease.
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Ruby Fern Hartman
March 27, 1930 - March 31, 2014
Ruby’s parents emigrated with their two daughters from Denmark to Belgrade, MN in the late 1920’s. Ruby was the first-generation American child born to Miller and Karen Jensen at their home on March 27, 1930. A son was born a few years later.
Ruby grew up on the family dairy farm during the depression but never knew her family or their neighbors were poor, having always had meat and vegetables to eat or trade. Other family members also immigrated to the Belgrade area and there were frequent gatherings of family and friends throughout her happy childhood. Favorite shared memories include riding along with her father while he delivered milk twice a day to the townsfolk by horse and wagon, sleigh rides through the snow in winter and making snow ice cream to celebrate the season. She learned to embroider and sew at her mother’s hand and was proud to have several skirts and dresses to wear even when times were lean.
After high school she moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to attend Beauty School. During this time she and 4 girlfriends lived in a one bedroom apartment in a big Victorian House. they liked to go dancing on the weekends and that's where she met the buddy of one of her guy-pals. Eugene (Gene) Paul Hartman was pretty good at the Lindy Hop and Foxtrot and so they married on August 27, 1950 and continued dancing for 53 years until his death in August 2003.
They lived in Bloomington, MN for several years and brought three children into their lives, Timothy, Candace and Jennifer. While living on Oakland Avenue they met several families who became life-long friends. Gene worked for Braniff Airlines and transferred to Texas in 1963. Their home in Irving became a gathering place for neighbors of every age. There were many potluck dinners and card parties at their house and Ruby was often asked to make her special potato salad. One neighbor would bring her guitar and sing folk songs. The teenage boys would gather in the garage and figure out how to take engines apart to see how they worked and put them back together again with Gene’s guidance and know-how. When Ruby made brownies from scratch she could always count on the boys to show up, asking if they could have one and then figuring out how to take an entire row out of the pan in one piece. Many of those people continue to live in the neighborhood and support each other to this day.
For the past 15 years Ruby has gathered extensive information on both sides of the family and shared this history with all of the relatives, believing it is important to know the fine people from whom we come. She did not want this information to be lost as each generation slowly passes to the next.
Ruby is survived by her children: Tim and his wife Shelley and their daughters Jennifer and Stephanie; Candace and her children Julian and Elliott; and Jennifer and husband Robert. She is also survived by her brother Paul Jensen and his wife Phyllis as well as many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews who have been a big part of her life.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend of 53 years, Eugene; her parents Miller and Karen Jensen; and sisters Ragna Wolfe and Karna Zlebis.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Crow Lake Cemetery Fund. Crow Lake Church is a little white steepled church on a quiet country road in Belgrade MN and is where her parents are laid to rest. It held a special place in her heart and she has requested her family continue to donate to ensure the upkeep of the grounds. Donations can be sent to her children who will ensure they are forwarded to the Fund.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home fron 6-8 pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving, TX.
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Rubin Donald Graves
October 31, 1938 - March 21, 2014
Rubin Donald Graves "Don/Tootsie" age 75 of Irving passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born on October 31, 1938 in Pleasant Hill, LA to Odis and Ruthie Graves, they both preceded him in death along with brothers, Dearl (Bud) Graves, Randall Graves, and sister, Vernell Carter. Don married the love of his life, Ilene Hall on May 1, 1958 in Irving. He worked in the construction business for over 50 years and was still climbing on roofs at the age of 73. Don loved his family and enjoyed gatherings that consisted of fish frys, cookouts, crawfish boils, dominos, playing pool and un-involuntary dress up with this granddaughters. His passion in life was hunting, fishing and traveling and all of those he did really well. Survivors include, wife, Ilene Graves; daughter, Donell Campbell; son, David Graves (Carolyn); brothers, James Graves (Beverly), Travis Graves, Terry Graves (Debbie), Odis Graves (Janet); grandchildren, Candice Stephens, Brandy Hernandez, Andrea Graves, Amanda Hale, Casey Martinez, Alex Choate; 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and adopted kids and grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 237:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 24 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
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Ruth Brooks Mammen
March 27, 1922 - March 20, 2014
Ruth Brooks Mammen, 91, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was born March 27, 1922, in Jefferson, TX, to Joe W. Brooks and Mittie Lee Sedgass Brooks. Ruth married Ernest (Ernie) Mammen and moved to Irving on July 15, 1955. She lived in Irving and was a member of First Baptist Church for 59 years. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Mammen in 2010; parents; six brothers; and four sisters, who all knew her as “Tootsie”. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Ramirez and husband, Raymond, of Duncanville; the absolute joys of her life, her grandsons, Casey Ramirez and wife, Brittany, of Waco, and Spencer Ramirez, of Irving. Family will visit with friends from 2:00-4:00 PM, Sunday, March 23, at Chism-Smith Funeral Home, 403 S Britain Rd, Irving. Service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 24, at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd, Irving.
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Russell Lloyd Dobbs
August 6, 1938 - March 18, 2014
Russell Lloyd Dobbs, 75, of Irving, Texas passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, after a 5 year battle with cancer. He was born on August 6, 1938 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Russell and Lulubell Dobbs. Russell was graduate of Wichita Falls High School and McMurray College. After college he moved to Irving and went to work for Fina Oil Company and Dresser Industries. Russell was an active member of Lovers Lane Methodist Singles Class. He was given the name Mr. T Bone in honor of the big yearly Steak Cookout, held at the lake house of Mr. James Tew. Russell enjoyed remodeling homes and estate sales. He will forever be remembered for his fun loving personality, and his friendly and helpful manner. Russell leaves behind his loving fiancé, Evelyn Duston; sister, Elizabeth Cerrato; niece, Reagan Quigley; nephew, Travis Thomason; and numerous other family and friends. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:30 am at Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
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Roxie Whatley Quilter
December 13, 1951 - March 11, 2014
Roxie Matilda Whatley Harrington Quilter, age 62, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. She was born on December 13th, 1951 in Dallas, Texas to LZ and Gertrude Whatley. Her parents preceded her in death. Roxie was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her whole life revolved around her family and taking care of them as much as she could. Roxie loved to do arts and crafts, have everyone over for a cookout, and she loved the Dallas Cowboys. Roxie is also preceded in death by her brothers, James Whatley, Robert Webb, Edgar Whatley; nephews, John Johnston, and Danny Whatley Jr.. She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Harrington, Audra Harrington and husband, Fredrick, Ginger Beasley and husband, Paul; sister, Debra Dale; brothers, Danny Whatley, William Whatley; grandchildren, Mark Folmar and wife, Charlette, Brenda Folmar and boyfriend, Joel, Steven Lilley Sr. and wife, Lea, Justin Lilley and girlfriend, Chelsea, Christopher Tadlock; great grandchildren, Caiden Folmar, Steven Lilley Jr., Janice Folmar, Betty Lilley, Christopher Folmar; and numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at Grapevine Cemetery in Grapevine, TX.
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Silvia Dinora Barraza
January 18, 1955 - March 9, 2014
Silvia Dinora Barraza, age 59 of Irving, TX passed away on March 9, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born in El Salvador on January 18, 1955 to Santos Jovel and Jesus Orbelina Amaya. Silvia married Pablo Barraza on May 11, 1975, he survives. She worked for Hyatt Regency DFW for 24 years. Silvia loved her family and especially her granddaughter Catalina and was excited that she was going to have a new granddaughter in three weeks who was going to be named after her, Jacquelin Dinora Barraza. Survivors include, husband, Pablo Barraza; children, Sandra Barraza, Nolvia Barraza, Victor Barraza and wife Maria, Walter Barraza and Alma Barraza; a sister, Zoila Gonzalez; granddaughter, Catalina Paola Barraza; and numerous other sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th with Rosary being read at 7:00 p.m. at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 14th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dallas with interment following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
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De'ondre Linda Jackson:
October 8, 1997 - March 3, 2014De'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, 2014Rosalinda 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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