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Montague County, Texas Obituaries

Montague County, Texas Obituary Collection - 75

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Date: Wednesday, 14 April 2010, at 6:17 p.m.

Borshie Irene Hawkins
Borshie Irene Hawkins, age 63, of Bowie, TX passed away November, 21, 2003 in Bowie, TX.
Mrs. Hawkins was born September 28, 1940 in Caddo, OK to Monroe and Sarah Pritchard. She married Art Hawkins on December 1, 1953. She ran the Lucky Lemonade stand at Second Monday for several years.
Graveside services for Mrs. Hawkins were held Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronnie Tucker officiating. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of The White Family Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: her husband, Art Hawkins Sr., Bowie, TX; her children, Robert Hawkins, Bowie, TX, Art Hawkins, Jr. Newport, TX, Spencer Nelson, Fruitland, TX, Kathy Valdez, Cabot, AR, Debra Curnutte, Bowie, TX, and Sarah Hawkins, Bowie, TX; twenty eight grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; two sisters, and two step brothers. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Hawkins; and two brothers, Elmer and Alfred Pritchad.

Wayne E. Waters
Mr. Wayne E. Waters, 74, of Wichita Falls, TX passed away on August 2, 2001 at United Regional Healthcare.
Mr. Waters was born on October 30, 1926 in Duncan, OK. He married Glenna B. Keck on April 26, 1945 in Waurika, OK. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for Darr. He was a member of the Baptist faith and served during WWII in the Army.
Funeral services for Mr. Waters were held on Saturday, August 4, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Scott-Morris Chapel with Rev. Bernie Gallagher officiating. Interment was held in Nocona Cemetery.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Mrs. Glenna Waters, Wichita Falls, TX; four children, Elaine Coker, Arlington, TX, Virgil Waters, Wichita Falls, TX, Howard Waters, Sherman, TX and Anthony Waters, Ft. Worth, TX; three sisters, Wanda Carver, Possum Kingdom, TX, Millie Weaver, Nocona, TX and Mary Gamble, Wichita Falls, TX; one brother, Raymond Waters, Palm Coast, FL; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Alice Evelyn Thomas
Alice Evelyn Thomas, age 81 of Nocona, TX passed away on May 27, 2001 at a Nocona nursing home.
Mrs. Thomas was born November 26, 1919 in Montague County, Texas. She worked in the church nursery for over 20 years and at Nocona Leathergoods for five years. She was a charter member of Bethel Baptist Church, Fidelis Sunday School Class and W.M.U. Her husband, Mr. Ernest Wesley Thomas passed away August 8, 1970.
Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 11:00 AM at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Lamoin Champ officiating, under the direction of Jerry Woods Funeral Home. Burial will be in Nocona Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Allen of Nocona; three sons, Lloyd Thomas of Saint Jo, Earnest Lynn Thomas of Chico, and Lewis Thomas of Nocona; two brothers, Clarence Elliot of Dallas and Walter Elliot of Comanche, OK; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by one grandson, Chris Thomas.
Pallbearers were Marshall Thomas, Scott Thomas, Kevin Thomas, Jason Thomas, Darrin Allen and Daniel Thomas.

Clara Olena Sterling
Mrs. Clara Olena Sterling, age 84 of Nocona, TX passed away on May 20, 2001 at home.
Mrs. Sterling was born March 24, 1917 in DeKalb County, Alabama to Arthur Adolphus Brown and Maranda Frances Whited, both deceased. She married Lillard Hugh Sterling January 2, 1936 in Saint Jo, TX. She was a homemaker and a member of Valley View Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 2:30 PM at Scott Morris Chapel with Rev. Tommy Lamascus officiating. Burial was at Spanish Fort Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Pat Prater of Stoneburg, Brenda Hill of Keller, TX and Sandra Kennedy of Nocona; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lillard Hugh Sterling.
Pallbearers were Jerry Beckham, Ricky Keck, David Fisher, Herman Penaluna, Chris Sterling and Toby Keck.

Iris Lee Tucker
Mrs. Iris Lee Tucker, age 88 of Lake Worth passed away on May 21, 2001 at a Fort Worth Hospital.
Mrs. Tucker was born February 4, 1913 in Nocona, TX. She retired from the Lake Worth School District as a dietition in the early 1970s.
Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 1:00 PM at Nocona Cemetery under the direction of Biggers Funeral Home and Scott-Morris Funeral home.
Survivors include one son, Mike Tucker of Lakeside; three daughters, Peggy Jean "Jeanie" Dodgin of Joshua, TX, Louise Tucker Baker of Wichita Falls, and Betty Marie Grant of Rankin, TX; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Tucker in November 1992.

Janet Draper
Janet Draper, 35, of Alvord, TX passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2001.
Ms. Draper was born on March 12, 1966 in Dallas, TX. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Lake Dallas, TX.
Funeral services for Ms. Draper were held on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Aaron officiating. Interment was held in the Sunset Cemetery under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home of Bowie.
Survivors include: her fiancee, Shannon Swink, Alvord, TX; one daughter, Rebecca Berry, Alvord, TX; three sons, Austin Roundtree, Bridgeport, TX, Wayne and Daniel Berry, both of Alvord, TX; her parents, Garry and Cissy Draper, Sunset, TX; her grandmother, Opal Draper, Lancaster, TX; her great-grandmother, Gladys Williams, North Richland Hills, TX; one brother, David W. Draper, Lancaster, TX; one sister, Lee Ann Jackson, Plano, TX; one niece, one nephew and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Pallbearers were: David Draper, Kim Kelly, Scott Ethington, Lynn Berry, Steve Roundtree and Brandon Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were: Austin Roundtree, Wayne Berry and Daniel Berry.
Tommy Jaye (Tom) Larison
Tommy Jaye (Tom) Larison, 66, of Nocona, TX passed away on March 27, 2001 in a Dallas Hospital.
Mr. Larison was born on December 2, 1934 in Terral, OK to George and Willie L. Titsworth Larison. Mr. Larison married Retha Taylor on July 1, 1954 in Gainesville, TX. He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the U.S. Army and a member of the Church of Christ. He was formerly a member of the Nocona Volunteer Fire Department.
Funeral services from Mr. Larison were held on Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ with ministers Guy Orbison and Dale Scott and Reverend Bryan Parks officiating. Interment was held at Nocona Cemetery under the direction of Jerry Woods Funeral Home.
Survivors include: his wife, Retha Larison, Nocona, TX; two daughters, Pam Ross, Nocona, TX, and Cindy Womack, Nocona, TX; two sisters, Thelma Poindextor, Lubbock, TX, and Ruby Reynolds, Terral, OK; three brothers, George Larison, Nocona, TX, Calvin Larison, Alvarado, TX, and Bill Larison, Nacogdoches, TX; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Larison was preceded in death by one sister, Loretta King; and one brother, J. C. Larison.
Graveside services will be with full military honors. Honorary Pallbearers included: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry O’Neal, Verna Ruth O’Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hickman, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Haralson, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Long, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fitzgerald, David Womack, Jimmy Sanderson, Carolyn Guilliams, and David Guillaims.

Stella Mae Roper
Stella Mae Roper, 88, of Longview, TX, formerly of Nocona,Passed away on March 28, 2001 in Longview, TX.
Mrs. Roper was born on April 20, 1912 in Montague County, TX to Edwin and Lillie Mae Underwood Kindsfather. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Funeral services for Mrs. Roper were held on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home with minister Dale Scott officiating. Interment was held at Nocona Cemetery.
Survivors include: one son, John Edwin Roper, Oklahoma City, OK; one daughter, Wanda Ruth Patterson, Kilgore, TX; one sister-in-law, Biddy Ashcraft, Nocona, TX; two brothers, Ernest and Walton Kindsfather, both of Nocona, TX; one aunt, Cora Craig, Nocona, TX, one niece, two nephews, six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers included: Danny Patterson, Scott Patterson, Don Earl Brooks, David Armstrong, Coy Kindsfather and Jim Plumlee.

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