John D. Wheeler
John D. Wheeler, age 85, of Kingsland, TX passed away July 3, 2004.
Mr. Wheeler was born June 13, 1919 in Park Springs, TX to John Henry and Ida Fae Brower Wheeler. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He married Charlotte M. Cound on August 11, 1951 in Alamogordo, NM. He belonged to the El Maida Shrine, a 32nd degree Mason, Jaycees, and Packsaddle Country Club. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Kingsland Community Church.
Memorial services were held Monday, July 5, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingsland Community Church with Reverend Tommie Beck officiating with services under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Charlotte Wheeler, Kingsland, TX; two daughters, Gay Gambert and her husband, Jeff, Buchanan Dam, TX and Gwen Michal and her husband, Keith, Blanco, TX; one son, John Wheeler II and his wife, Jan, Magnolio, TX; one sister, Mary Pearson, Avoca, TX; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Capital Area Division, PO Box 16169, Austin, TX,78765, American Cancer Society, Highland Lakes Unit, PO Box 1834, Kingsland, TX 78639, or to the charity of your choice.
Mary Jo Pillow
Mary Jo Pillow, age 60 of Nacogdoches, TX passed away June 28, 2004 in the Memorial Hospital in Nacagdoches, TX.
Mrs. Pillow was born November 15, 1943 in Muskogee, OK. She was a homemaker. She was a resident of Bowie since 1981 before moving to Nacogdoches to be near her son and his family in 2004.
Graveside services for Mrs. Pillow were held June 30, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery with Father Steve Berg officiating. Services were under the direction of Fry Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: her son, Curtis Pillow and his wife Jamie, Nacogdoches, TX; one brother James; one sister, Margaret; and two grandchildren, Monica and Tiffany Pillow, both of Nacogdoches, TX.
Thelma Juanita Gossett Daugherty Grundy
Mrs. Thelma Juanita Gossett Daugherty Grundy, age 80, of Cleburne, TX, passed away on June 27, 2004 in Cleburne.
She was born November 19, 1923 in Spanish Fort, TX. She was a homemaker and a member of Henderson St. Baptist Church in Cleburne, TX. Mrs. Grundy played the piano and sang at many churches and nursing homes for many years.
Graveside services were Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Newport Cemetery with Rev. Tommy John Mayo officiating. Fry Funeral Home of Bowie directed the service.
Survivors include: three sons, Ronnie and Royce Daugherty, both of Cleburne, TX and Wendell Daugherty of Everman, TX; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Jones of Houston, TX and Madilene Hickman of Haynsville, LA.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William A. Daugherty and her second husband, Joe Grundy.
Jerome H. Pagel
Jerome H. Pagel, age 84 of Muenster, TX passed away Saturday, July 3, 2004 in Muenster, TX.
Mr. Pagel was born September 1, 1919 to Jacob Jr. and Caecelia Trachta Pagel. As a young boy, he worked for C.D. Shamburger Lumber Company and later on became Manager of the Muenster yard. Following World War II, he and Roman J. Klement purchased the old Whyle Lumber Company in Saint Jo, TX. It was operated in that location for approximately one year then dismantled board by board and moved to Muenster. Together, they struggled to make Community Lumber one of the most prominent and respected businesses in the North Texas area. Rody and Jerome operated as partners in a number of business interests, some of which include the A-Ok Motel, Muenster Mobil Homes, HP&K Oil Company and their small ranch. Jerome remained active in his business interests until retirement in 2002. On February 5, 1940 he married Gertie Roberg. After nearly sixty years of marriage Gertie died on January 8, 2000. Four years later, on February 28, 2004 Jerome married a life long friend and business partner, Marcelene Klement. Jerome was a very pro-active hometown supporter. He served a number of years as a Muenster Public School Board Member; officer in the Muenster Industrial Foundation and served as an unofficial goodwill ambassador for Muenster wherever he went.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster with Father John Alphonso and Father John Ohner, O.S.A. officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Muenster, TX.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Marcelene Pagel; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Charlie Ivers; son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Kay Pagel, Muenster, TX; one son and daughter-in-law, John and JoAnn Pagel, Muenster, TX; step children, Curtis and Cindee Klement, Houston, TX; Kimberly and Mike Reilly, Chicago, Tracey Klement, Dallas, TX, Cory and Brenda Klement, Valley View, TX and Ryan and Blake Klement, Sherman, TX; ten grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Caecelia Pagel, his wife, Gertrude Pagel, one brother, Maurice Pagel; one sister, Marcella Janiki and his beloved grandchild, Nicole Ivers.
Pallbearers included: Joe Pagel, Mike Pagel, Tim Schneider, Carl Ivers, Cory Klement and Dwayne Pagel.
Robert Keith “Bob” Case
Robert Keith “Bob” Case, age 58, of Bowie, TX passed away June 29, 2004 in Bowie, TX.
Mr. Case was born September 3, 1945 in Decatur, TX to Odie and Dovie Caton Case. He married Mary Goodrum on August 30, 1969 in Henrietta, TX. He served his country in the United States Army. He graduated from Midwestern State University in 1972. He was past president of Bowie National Bank and worked with the government for H.U.D.; S.B.A. and F.E.M.A. throughout his life. He enjoyed farming, gardening and spending time with his family.
Funeral services for Mr. Case were held Friday, July 2, 2004 in the Drawing Room of White Family Funeral Home with Reverend Jamie Reed officiating. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of White Family Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Mary Case, Bowie, TX; children, Angela and her fiancé, Martin Sutphen, of Forney, TX, Sean Jackson and his wife, Deborah of Petaluma, CA, and their children, Trent and Nicholas; Kristi Brown and her husband Jessie, and their daughter, Kaci, Bowie, TX, Jeanette Hutson and her husband, Gene, and their daughter, Katrena Volden, Bowie, TX; one brother, Melvin Case, Bowie, TX; five sisters, Hazel Free, Dorothy Franklin, Glenna Morehead and her husband, Jerry and La Verne Hardin all of McKinney, TX; Pat Coleman and her husband, Lee, Warrenton, OR.
Dora Ella Russell
Dora Ella Russell, age 91 of Nocona, TX passed away July 1, 2004 at the Nocona General Hospital in Nocona, TX.
Mrs. Russell was born April 29, 1913 in Earlsboro, OK to Dora Ella Craig and John Henry Reed. She married Robert Russell Jr. on May 25, 1934.
Funeral services for Mrs. Russell were held Monday, July 5, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Scott-Morris Chapel with Rev. Garry Davis and Rev. Scott Hamilton officiating. Interment was at the Nocona Cemetery under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: “Her boys” Sam Williams, Raymond Murphey, David Fondren, David Lewis, Mike Leaf, Jimmy Guinn and Ricky Terry; two sisters, Blanche Tucker, Nocona, TX and Ruth Davis, Gainesville, TX; one sister-in-law, Bea Reed, Nocona, TX; her grandchildren, three and two by marriage; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dora Reed; her husband, Robert Russell Jr. on October 23, 1981; her daughter, Mary Dell Atkins; and her son, Carl Jo Russell on June 15, 2001.
Casket bearers included: Raymond Murphey, Sam Williams, Jason Simpson, Ricky Reed, Keith Sawyer and Indian Dearduff. Honorary Casket bearers included: Otis Davis, Donald Truell, David Fondren, David Lewis, Mike Leaf, Jimmy Guinn and Ricky Terry.
Services to celebrate the life of Geri Guilliams, age 80, of Lubbock, were held in W.W. Rix Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2005 with J. Alan Ehlo officiating. Burial was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, in the Montague County Cemetery. She died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 in UMC.
Geraldine Elizabeth Cook of Healdton, OK was married to Ernest Guilliams in Montague, TX in 1942 and he died in 1973. She was a graduate of Texas Tech University and taught in the LISD system for many years. She enjoyed oil painting, sewing, gardening and the making of scrapbooks.
Her two sons, Tim and wife Beth, and Ed and wife Diane, both of Lubbock and a granddaughter, Greta Janet Guilliams survive her.
The family suggests memorials to the Division for Blind Services, 5121 69th St., Suite A-5, Lubbock, TX 79424 or book donations to the Lubbock City-County Library.
Bernard Lee “Bernie” Powell, Sr.
Bernard Lee “Bernie” Powell, Sr., 61, of Sunset, TX, lost his life on Friday, December 31, 2004 after a short battle with lung cancer.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. a Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation Center in Austin, TX.
Mr. Powell was born September 27, 1943 to J.G. and Beulah Irene Boggs Powell in Parkersburg, W.VA. He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1962. He delivered papers for the Parkersburg Sentinel. He was in the U.S. Air Force four years and was a 31 year employee of Bell Helicopter Textron. He married LaVerna Marilyn Montgomery November 12, 1964.
Mr. Powell was a coach and manager of several girls softball teams, White Settlement girls softball league and also served as president and was on the board of directors. He was involved in Cub Scouts, Webelos and many civic activities, including Westside CB Club, fundraising for various projects and served on the park board of the city of White Settlement.
Survivors include: his wife of 40 years, Marilyn; daughter, Angela Faulkenberry; son and daughter-in-law, Bernie Jr. and Sandie; grandson, Lee Faulkenberry and granddaughter, Kayla Faulkenberry and their father, David Faulkenberry; twin granddaughters, Megan and Morgan Powell and their sister, Summer Morrow; mother-in-law, Donie Montgomery; brothers, Eddie W. Powell and wife, Janice of Danville, VA, Jay A. Powell of Vienna, W.VA; sisters, Norma Corbitt of Fort Worth, TX, Diana Powell of W.VA, Brenda Lockhard of Vienna, W.VA, Tammy Powell of Austin, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless dear friends. He will be dearly missed by his dogs, Chester, Cindy and Hannah.