Clora Evalene (Ward) Wimberly
Clora Evalene (Ward) Wimberly, age 74 of Shreveport, LA passed away on February 23, 2003 at her residence.
Mrs. Wimberly was born on February 23, 1929 in Heber Springs, AR to Roy James Ward and Clora Ellen Fortner Ward. She married William Scarbrough Wimberly on June 29, 1957 in Minden, LA. She was a homemaker and enjoyed painting, gardening, her neighbors and friends. She was a graduate of Hope High School in Hope, AR.
Services for Mrs. Wimberly were held on February 26, 2003 at the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel in Saint Jo. Interment was held in the Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Survivors include: her mother, Clora Ward of Saint Jo, Texas and her sister, Loretta Parmer and her husband, James of Saint Jo and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Wimberly and her father, Roy Wood.
Pallbearers were: Wally Fugate, Red Hackett, Monty Fischer, and Bobby Wimberly.
Ronald Franklin Morgan
Ronald Franklin Morgan, 49, of Huntsville, AL passed away on February 20, 2003.
Mr. Morgan was born on January 7, 1954 in San Antonio, TX to Peggy and Frank Morgan. He was the owner of Morgan Pest Controls. Mr. Morgan served in the United States Air Force from 1973 to 1984 and was in the Special Intelligence Division.
Funeral services for Mr. Morgan were held on Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Sanger, TX with Ron Abbott officiating. Interment was held in Bolivar Cemetery in Bolivar.
Surviving relatives include: three sons, Frank Morgan, Denison, TX, Kenneth Morgan, Hawaii, and Brian Morgan, Sherman, TX; his mother, Peggy Morgan of Alvord, TX; two brothers, Roger Morgan, Sanger, TX and Gordon Morgan, Alvord, TX; three sisters, Linda Agin, TN, Wanda Solano, Alvord, TX, and Marjorie Troglen, Elora, TN; three grandsons; two granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers included: Thomas Isbell, Daniel Hunter, Russell Hunter, Kristopher Morgan, Brandon Morgan and Cody Morgan. Honorary pallbearers included: Van Isbell and Charles Agin.
"Fred" Frederick Lee Williams
"Fred" Frederick Lee Williams, 72, of Nocona Hills, TX passed away on February 21, 2003 at Nocona General Hospital.
Mr. Williams was born on April 8, 1930 in Waco, TX to Joseph Frederick and Odessa Lee Schumate Williams. He played football for the State Champions in Waco High School in 1945 and played for Texas A&M. Mr. Williams was an avid golfer and a member of the Nocona DAV #30, where he was also a Past Post Commander. He retired from Keyway International, where he was the Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Marines from 1946 to 1950.
Funeral services for Mr. Williams were held on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Nocona with Rev. Keith Barbee and Rev. Lee Lucas officiating. Interment was held in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Glenna Dell Nelson Williams, Nocona Hills Community; two sons, Joseph Williams, Archer City, TX and Bruce D. Williams, Wichita Falls; one daughter, Cynthia Lynn Pierce, Wichita Falls, TX; one sister, Mary Ann Craig, Waco, TX; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Floyd Willard Pirtle
Floyd Willard Pirtle, 77, a 71 year resident of Bowie, TX passed away on February 17, 2003 in Bellmire Home.
Mr. Pirtle was born on June 19, 1925 in Holliday, Texas. He married Luella Wright on October 28, 1959 at Bowie, TX. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bowie where he was an Elder, past clerk of the Session, and member of the church choir. He taught Sunday School for many years. He was a member and past president of the Bowie Lions Club, Bowie Masonic Lodge #578 AF & AM, Bowie Chapter #16 Order of Eastern Star where he is Chaplain and past Worthy Patron. Mr. Pirtle was Cub Master of Pack #116 of the Cub Scouts and Scout Master of the Boy Scouts Troup #116 in Bowie. He also coached Little League Baseball for many years and was active in PTA and Band Parents. Mr. Pirtle was a member of the Texas Hereford Association and the American Hereford Association. He raised Hereford cattle for many years. He grew up in Bowie and attended Rock Hill and Sunset public schools and graduated from Sunset High School. He attended Hardin Junior College in Wichita Falls and graduated Oklahoma University in 1952 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for 35 years, where he was a design engineer and retired in 1987. He volunteered for Bowie Senior Citizens and Meals on Wheels for 12 years and was Past President of Bowie Senior Citizens Board of Directors. Mr. Pirtle served in the U.S. Marine Corps, First Division, in the South Pacific during WWII.
Funeral services for Mr. Pirtle were held on Friday, February 21, 2003 at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gail Zoya officiating. Interment was held in Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Fry Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Mrs. Luella Mae Pirtle, Bowie, TX; two sons, Floyd Pirtle, Lubbock, TX and Philip Pirtle, Tomball, TX; three grandchildren, Andrew Pirtle, Lubbock, TX and Katie and Cassie Pirtle, both of Tomball, TX; one niece, Carol Davis, Bowie, TX; one nephew, Louis Clayton, Bowie, TX; and several great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers included: Robert Donald, Brock Lyons, James Cantwell, Johnnie Hogue, Raymond Clement, Bobby Lee. Honorary pallbearers included: Jerry Clement, Troy Thornton, Chuck Massey.
James Randy "Ason" Girard
James Randy "Ason" Girard, 32 , Bowie, TX, passed away on March 20, 2003 in New Boston, TX.
Mr. Girard was born on January 5, 1971 in Hileah, FL. He was an artist and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He married Jaqueline Nicole Bonneau on February 28, 2003 in Dallas. Mr. Girard was a member of the American Poets Society. He was given an invitation to attend the National Poets Society in New York City, NY. He was an author and has several inventions and has one patented. He was a gifted musician and a gourmet cook.
Memorial services for Mr. Girard were held on March 24, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Laws officiating.
Survivors include: his father Jim and his wife Beverly Girard of Hillsboro, TX; his mother, Sally and her husband Carl Finney of Bowie, TX; two brothers, Darryl Dwayne Girard of Trophy Club and Rene Evan Girard of Bowie; step-grandparents, P.N. and Pearline Finney; numerous aunts, uncles, step-brothers and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Adolfo Arellano, Celia Arellano, Stella Girard and Rene J. Girard.
Honorary pallbearers were Ty Milner, James Moller, Jason Kee, Christian Rowden and Everett Ledet.
Richard Edward "Dicky" Walker, Sr
Richard Edward "Dicky" Walker, Sr., 68, of Nocona, passed away on March 22, 2003 in Nocona.
Mr. Walker was born on October 16, 1934 in Wewoka, OK to James Walter and Nellie Pauline VanDiver Walker. He was an active member of the Central Christian Church where he was serving as an elder. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 753, 32nd Degree Mason, Past Master, and a member of the Shriner’s Maskat Temple of Wichita Falls. Mr. Walker was on the North Montague County Water District board and had served as president. He was on the Nocona Volunteer Fire Department for the past 40 years. He also served as Fire Chief more than once for the department. He proudly served in the Armed Forces in Germany. Mr. Walker owned and operated Walker’s Magneto for 41 years.
Services for Mr. Walker were held on March 24, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Central Christian Church with Rev. Scott Hamilton officiating. Interment was in the Nocona Cemetery under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Lou Ann Walker; two sons, Eddy Walker of Nocona and Neal Walker of Flowermound; five grandchildren; one sister, Patty Womack of Nocona; and one brother, Jimmy Walker of Austin.
Cleo Anderson, 89, passed away on March 22, 2003 in New Caney, TX.
Mrs. Anderson was born on November 3, 1913 in Bowie. She was employed by Levi Strauss for 34 years.
Services for Mrs. Anderson were held on March 25, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Peach Creek Baptist Church in New Caney. Interment was held on March 26, 2003 at the Ringgold Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Hill Funeral Home.
Survivors include: one daughter, Peggy C. Werner of New Caney; one sister, Imozette Meyer; two grandsons, Larry Werner and Loran Werner; three great-grandsons, Steven, Bryan and John; great-granddaughter, Kacie; sister-in-law, Charlotte Beech; two nephews, one niece and numerous friends and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her husband Loran Anderson, her parents Carl and Lillie Hargrove, and one brother, Earl Hargrove.
Sue Bryan (Crenshaw) Yetter
Sue Yetter, 81, of Saint Jo, TX passed away on March 24, 2003 in United Regional Health Care Center in Wichita Falls, TX.
Mrs. Yetter was born May 27, 1921 in Oxford, NC to Edgar H. Crenshaw, Sr, and Mary B. (Williams) Crenshaw. She married Clyde Wesley Yetter on January 24, 1946, in Oxford, N.C. She was a homemaker and also owned and operated a hardware store and ran the museum in Saint Jo.
Services for Mrs. Yetter were held on March 27, 2003 at 10a.m. at the McCoy Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo, TX with Rev. Joe Gambill officiating. Interment was held in Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo, TX.
Surviving relatives include: her husband, Clyde Yetter of Saint Jo, TX.; two daughters, Susie Yetter of Saint Jo, TX and Mary Edith Eldridge of Era, TX; one son, Clyde Edgar (Eddie) Yetter of Muenster,TX; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren and one brother, Edgar Hatches Crenshaw, Jr. of Richmond, VA.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lucy Smith.
Pallbearers included: J.C. Donnell, Tommie Sappington, Travis Moore, Stanton Fields, M.O. "Cotton" Brawner and W. T. Meador