Jimmie Lee Rhoades
Jimmie Lee Rhoades, 89, a resident of Bowie, TX since 1948, passed away on December 28, 2004 in Bowie Nursing Center.
He was born April 8, 1915 in Newport, TX. On August 16, 1941 he married Virgie Tarpley. He was retired from Bowie Milling Co. after 30 years of service. Mr. Rhoades was a member of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were Friday, December 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home Chapel in Bowie with Rev. Ray Payne officiating. Interment was in Silver Hill Cemetery near Post Oak, TX. Fry Funeral Home directed the service.
Pallbearers were Scott Tomlin, Donny Tomlin, James Wood, Brance Rhoades, Chance Rhoades and Gerald Britt.
Survivors include: two daughters, Geneva Tomlin of Grapevine, TX and Gracie Wood of Bowie, TX; one son, Jimmy D. Rhoades of Bowie, TX; one sister, Ruth Ptomey of Lillian, TX; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Lanora Rhoades of Bowie, TX and Ava Rhoades of Jacksboro, TX
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Virgie Rhoades; one sister, Mary Ann Rhoades; and six brothers, Roy, Mason, Cecil, Severia, John and Albert Rhoades.
Louie Oldham, 85, of Nocona, TX, passed away December 28, 2004 in Plano Medical Center.
He was born April 4, 1919 in Nocona and was the son of the late William Othor Oldham and Emma Lee Oldham. He married Dorothy Keck on January 11, 1943. Mr. Oldham served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1941 to 1945. He and his father owned and operated a concrete company in the Nocona area for over 40 years. He was a member of Central Christian Church of Nocona. He loved his family and will be remembered for his craftsmanship, work ethic and honesty.
Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Oldham of Nocona; one son, James and his wife Norma Oldham of Nocona.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin sister, Louise Oldham Hill.
Funeral services were Friday, December 31, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Central Christian Church in Nocona with Rev. Tommy Lamascus officiating. Interment followed in the Nocona Cemetery. Scott Morris Funeral Home directed the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nocona Animal Shelter, c/o Darla Keck, 814 Young St., Nocona, TX 76255.
Lee McCain Winingham
Lee McCain Winingham, 96, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 in Bowie.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 1, 2005 at The First Baptist Church of Bowie with Mike Henson officiating under the direction of White Family Funeral Home.
Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Hopewell Cemetery Association, c/o Sonja Weatherford, 14367 FM 1806, Bowie, Texas 76230.
Lee was born November 5, 1908 in the Denver Community to John & Bessie (Williams) Winingham. His great grandfather, Hance McCain, moved to the Clear Creek area of Montague County in 1870 with his ten children. Lee married Lucille Stubbs in 1928. They farmed & ranched their entire life in Montague County.
He was an ordained deacon at the First Baptist Church of Stoneburg and the First Baptist Church, Bowie. Mr. Winingham was a Charter member of Montague County Farm Bureau and served as a member of the board until his retirement in 1985. He was also a long standing member of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He was employed by the Stoneburg ISD as a bus driver from 1934 to 1952.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Lucille and two sisters, Margie Prater and Mae Bell.
He is survived by one daughter, Frances Myers of Abilene; two sons, James Winingham and his wife, Barbara of Bowie and Dan Winingham and his wife, Elaine of Olney; nine grandchildren, Nancy Myers Anthony of Colleyville, Randy Myers of Abilene, Donna Winingham MD of Templeton, California, Marilyn Judy of Crawford, Janet Sakel of Mason, Ohio, David Winingham of Stoneburg, Susan Pulley of Iowa Park, Mark Winingham of Benbrook, and Brad Winingham of Midlothian; one step granddaughter, Michelle Paul of Olney; twenty one great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
Lonnie Weldon Tettleton
Lonnie Weldon Tettleton, 71, of Bowie, TX, passed away on December 30, 2004 at James West Hospice Center.
He was born June 18, 1933 in Spanish Fort, TX to Calvin and Bessie Irene Tettleton. Mr. Tettleton had worked for McCommons Oil Company as Production Manager. He was a Mason and was baptized in the Church of Christ.
Funeral services were Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Interment followed in Spanish Fort Cemetery. Scott Morris Funeral Home directed the services.
Survivors include: three sons, Mike and wife Janice Tettleton and Joe and wife Jane Tettleton, of Arlington, TX and John Douglas Tettleton of Fort Worth,TX; one daughter, Marcy and husband Danny Weir of Big Springs, TX; two sisters, Ila Fae Linn of Nocona, TX and Anne Mae Houpt of Bowie, TX; eight grandchildren, Jody Craig Tettleton, Jon David Tettleton, Michael Richard Tettleton, Markus Allen Tettleton, Matthew Scott Tettleton, Jessica Beth Weir, Whitney Rae Weir and Kelsey Reed Weir; four great grandchildren, Micah Glenn Tettleton, Gabriel Scott Tettleton, Emily Elizabeth Irene Tettleton and Ethan James Tettleton.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and three brothers, Thomas, Alvin and Melvin Tettleton.
William Don “Jesse” Guilliams
William Don “Jesse” Guilliams, 65, of Lebanon, PA passed away December 26, 2004 in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. He was the husband of Emily Stuart Graw Guilliams.
He was born in Montague, TX on October 8, 1939. He was the son of the late Welborn M. and Edith H. Romine Guilliams. He served in the U.S. Army. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, a Master of Art in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg. He lived and worked as a painter in New York City for 20 years and showed his work in New York and museums and galleries throughout the country. He lived in Lebanon County for the past twenty years.
Survivors in addition to his wife is a son, John Scholfield Guilliams of the home; one daughter, Erin Stuart Guilliams of the home; one sister, Jo, wife of Robert Greer of Leesburg, FL; one brother, Jack L. and wife Margaret Guilliams of Fredericksburg.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were under the direction of Kreamer Funeral Home, Annville, PA.
Memorials contributions may be made to the United Way of Lebanon County, P.O. Box 1164, Lebanon, PA 17042 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1263, Lebanon, PA 17042.
Gene Roberts, age 69, of Bowie, TX passed away January 5, 2004 in the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.
Mr. Roberts was born August 24, 1934 in Wichita Falls, TX. He married Cora Jewell Edwards on September 22, 1956 in Bowie, TX. He was of the Baptist faith. He was the owner of Roberts Radiator Shope which was established in 1948. He coached PeeWee baseball for several years and also was involved in the works of the Boy Scouts of Amercia for several years. He served in the U.S. Army.
Funeral services for Mr. Roberts were held Friday, January 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fry Funeral Home Chapel in Bowie, TX with Rev. Paul A. Henderson offiating. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Fry Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Jewell Roberts, Bowie, TX; two sons, Andy Roberts, North Richland Hills, TX and Elvis Roberts, Bowie, TX; three grandchildren, two brothers, Alvin Roberts, Bowie, TX and Lee Roberts, Wichita Falls, TX; three sisters, Laska Sanders, Paris, TX, Flo Trotter Lawanna Bolden, both of Gordonville, TX and one uncle, Doc Roberts, Bowie, TX.
Pallbearers included: Andy Roberts, Roy Glen, Leonard Mayo, Danny Griswold, Randy Tucker, Gary Hachtel, Jimmy Johnson and Steve Gilland. Honorary pallbearers include: All of the young men that Mr. Roberts knew in the Boy Scouts of America and coaching Pee Wee Baseball.
Richard Antonio Diaforli
Richard Antonio Diaforli, age 52, passed away January 9, 2004 in Wichita Falls, TX.
Mr. Diaforli was born December 12, 1952 in Princeton, NJ to LaRue C. Diaforli and Antonio Diaforli, Jr. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Tx. He was a long time Assistant Boy Scout Master of Troop 42 in Dallas, TX. He was also a vigil honor member of the Order of the Arrow.
Funeral services for Mr. Diaforli were held Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Nocona, TX with Reverend Michael K. Harmuth and Pastor Keith Barbee officiating.
Surviving relatives include: his daugher, Rachel Marie Diaforli, Tuttle, OK; his mother, Larue C Diaforli, Dallas, TX; his paternal grandmother, Angelina Diaforli, Princeton, NJ; his sister and brother in law, Donna Gibbs-Nini and Anthony Nini, Mercerville, NJ; his nieces and nephew, Brice, Pattie and Kieran Gibbs and Karina Beverage, Nocona, TX and Christine, Rudy and Annie Rangel, Denton, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Diaforli, Jr.
Pallbearers included: Harry Bubeck, Tom Bubeck, Bill Bubeck, Mariano Cordero, Scott Dyer, W.R. Yarbrough, Mike Reed and Steven Wall.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to local volunteer fire departments, the Nocona Elementary School TRIBE (220 Clay Street, Nocona, TX, 76255) or the charity of your choice.