Our Obituaries

Charles Mitchell Dismore

October 5, 1949 - November 5, 2013

Charles Mitchell Dismore was born October 5, 1949 in Dallas, Texas and went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2013 after fighting a good battle against cancer diagnosed 3 months ago. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Charles Arthur Dismore; and mother, Maggie Marie Mitchell Dismore; sister, Evelyn Jo; and uncle, Irvin Mitchell. He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Martella...
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Judy Dianne Hanlon

July 1, 1945 - November 1, 2013

Judy Dianne Hanlon was born July 1st, 1945 in Dallas, TX to Edgar and Emma Shelton and passed away November 1st, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hanlon; brother, Ronnie Shelton; and sisters, Elaine Wickware and Deana Shelton. Judy is survived by her sister, Laura Martin; three children, Jay Edward Hanlon, Billy Jack Hanlon and wife,...
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Timothy Dale Washington

July 3, 1982 - October 30, 2013

Timothy Dale Washington was born on July 3, 1982 named after his uncle Timothy Washington and was greatly loved by all of his family. He was received by our Lord with open arms on October 30, 2013. He leaves behind his father, Ellis Washington and step-mom, Sherry Washington; mother, Dianne Godfrey and step-father, Ed Godfrey; aunt, Sylvia Washington; uncle, H.O. Nelson and family and David Clark...
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Clark Brewer Barnes

September 7, 1927 - October 29, 2013

Clark Brewer Barnes was born in Kemp, Texas on September 7, 1927 and went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2013. He leaves behind his loving wife, best friend and soul mate of 59 years, Mae Barnes. Clark also leaves his daughters, Dolores Tutt and husband, Ricky of Royce City, Texas, Sherry Barnes of Mesquite, Texas, Denise Johnson and husband, Mike of Jefferson, Texas; son, Dennis Barnes of...
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Margaret Ann Tilley

August 11, 1939 - October 28, 2013

Margaret Ann Tilley was born on August 11, 1939, she was 74 years old. She was born to Cecil Steve and Macie Naomi Tilley. She leaves behind son, Jim Coleman and daughter, Joyce Kirk. Margaret also leaves behind sister, Peggy Huth and brother, Allen Tilley. She worked at Fishburn Cleaners for 40 years. She retired at 62 due to health reasons. She enjoyed going to church and visiting with family...
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David Bailon Rivera

October 27, 2013 - October 27, 2013

Our little angel David Bailon Rivera graced us with his spirit and went into God's arms on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Baby David leaves behind his parents, Daniel Rivera and Alma Bailon; brother, Abraham Bailon; sisters: Elizabeth Bailon and Norma Alicia Rivera. With us briefly but forever in our hearts.
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Terry Kent Moore

October 13, 1953 - October 23, 2013

Terry Kent Moore was born on October 13, 1953 in Dallas, Texas to Kenneth and Carole Moore. He went home peacefully on October 23, 2013. Kent is survived by his parents, as well as his loving partner, Ginger O'Dell; his daughter, Karyn-Ann Atkins and husband, Skylar and his sons, Kameron Moore and wife, Jenni and Terry Moore. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kara, Kamden and Kamryn Leigh...
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Pedro Rubio

June 29, 1932 - October 23, 2013


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Virginia Ann Adair

October 13, 1944 - October 19, 2013

Virginia Adair was born October 13, 1944 and went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mona June Bosh and her brother, Charles Cantrell. Virginia leaves behind her loving husband, John Adair and children, Zondua Goss and husband, Bill Goss, John Adair, Jr., Monte Adair and wife, Christi Adair. She also leaves her grandchildren, Karen Hagestad, Kevin...
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Steve Andrew Risberg

March 18, 1965 - October 17, 2013

Steve Andrew Risberg, 48, was born on March 18, 1965 in Hammond, Indiana to Carl and Arlene Risberg. He passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on October 17, 2013 at his home in Mesquite, Texas. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Julie Risberg; sons, Steven Risberg and Chris Waggoner and wife, Delaina; daughters, Emily Risberg, Meagan Risberg and fiancé Jordan and Stacie...
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Larry Glenn Reynolds

March 5, 1952 - October 16, 2013

Larry Glenn Reynolds, 61, was born in Dallas, Texas on March 5, 1952 and went home to be with the Lord on October 16, 2013. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Lois Reynolds. He is survived by his sister, Linda K. Mata and husband, Joe; and two brothers, Randy Reynolds and wife, Deborah and Robert Reynolds and wife, Pamela. Larry is also survived by many extended family...
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Jose Salazar, Jr.

February 28, 1941 - October 12, 2013

Jose Salazar Jr., age 72, of Dallas, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2013 surrounded by his family & close friends. Born February 28, 1941, in Mission, Texas, he was the first born son of the late Jose Salazar Sr. and Juanita Ramirez Salazar. Jose, a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was retired after working at Crane Plumbing for 40 years. Before his...
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Christine Evelyn Dean

March 17, 1923 - October 11, 2013

Christine E. Dean was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. She passed away on October 11, 2013. She had a great life and was loved by so many. She is survived by her loving brother J. C. Green. She was married to her long time love William H. Dean for more than 50 years and in which he left our family all too soon in 1992. She is survived by her 5 children, Imogene...
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Pearl Joann Stewart

February 7, 1939 - October 9, 2013

Pearl Joann Stewart, 74, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 9, 2013. Joann was born on February 7, 1939 in Jermyn, Texas to Harvey Eli Burgi and Dessie Naomi Reeves. She was a faithful member of Calvary First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Awanas and was in WMA. Joann loved her church and her Lord Jesus Christ. Her deepest desire was to see people...
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Gary Lynn Ramsey

October 25, 1962 - October 7, 2013

Gary Lynn Ramsey, age 50 of Crandall, Texas passed away peacefully October 7, 2013 at his home. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Amber Ramsey of 12 years. He leaves behind his son, Jordan Ramsey and daughter, Lauren Ramsey of Rowlett, Texas. He also leaves parents, David and Vicki Ramsey of Sunnyvale, Texas; brother, Terry and wife, Mindy Ramsey of Lewisville, Texas; brother, Randy and wife,...
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Justin Lynn Kauffman

September 7, 1989 - October 5, 2013

Justin Lynn Kauffman was born September 7, 1989 and went to heaven on October 5, 2013. Justin is a graduate from John Horn High School. He had a brief career in the Army infantry which he got to embrace his love for adventure and the outdoors. He was employed at PetsMart as a groomer and loved the animals and clients he worked with. Justin leaves behind parents Randy Kauffman and Karen Dasilva;...
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Janis McCollum Walker

September 15, 1951 - October 4, 2013

Janis McCollum Walker was born in Somerville, Tennessee on September 15, 1951 to Claude Patrick McCollum and Mary Ella Key. She passed peacefully from this world on Friday, October 4, 2013. She was a young 62 years old. Janis was preceded in death by her father, C.P. McCollum and her son, Larry Sam Coleman. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Kevin F. Walker; daughters, Kristal...
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Geneva Faye Samford

September 27, 1916 - October 4, 2013

Geneva Fay Samford was born on September 27, 1916 and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4, 2013. She was 97 years old. Geneva, and her twin sister Eva Mae, were born on September 27, 1916 in a small town in Van Zandt County, Texas near Edgewood. She married the love of her life, Milton Inman Samford in 1934. She was a longtime member of Newman Park Christian Center in Dallas. ...
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Jose Jesus Ortiz

August 25, 1956 - October 2, 2013

Jose Jesus Ortiz was born on August 25, 1956 to Jeronimo and Maria Eva Ortiz and went to be with our Lord on October 2, 2013. He leaves behind his loving wife, Maria Ortiz; son, Jesus Ortiz; daughter, Belinda Ortiz; grandson, Aiden Falcon; sister, Gloria Ortiz; and brother, Gerardo Ortiz. Jose had seven siblings; brothers, Faustino, Victor, Nestor and Francisco Ortiz; sisters, Leticia Rodriguez,...
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Jessie Loyd Hill

September 30, 2013 - September 30, 2013

Jessie Loyd Hill, 84 was born on June 27, 1929, in Mansfield, Texas. He entered Heaven's gates on October 13, 2013, with Catherine his loving wife of 65 years at his bedside.Jessie was also known as Loyd and J.L. to his family, friends and coworkers. Jessie was most recently a member of Sunnyvale First Baptist Church, and over the years he was active in his neighborhood churches and served His...
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Sarah Marie Nichols

November 7, 1936 - September 30, 2013

Sarah "Marie" Rhynes was born November 7, 1936 in Philadelphia, Tennessee to Charles and Mary Lee Blount Rhynes and went to be with the Lord on September 30, 2013. Marie leaves behind her loving husband of 50 years, James W. Nichols; daughter, Janet Pride; grandson, Mikel Payne and wife, Patty; granddaughter, Lesley Payne; great-grandchildren, Coleby, Wyatt and Peyton. Marie was a member of...
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Dan Foster

April 2, 1935 - September 25, 2013

Dan Eugene "Gene" Foster, 78, was born in Baxter, Texas and moved to Dallas at a young age where he peacefully passed away to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. After completing grade school, he enlisted in the Air Force for four years. He then retired from Safeway after 28 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie & Rosie Foster; two sisters, Eula Moore and Nellie...
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Dudley Gene Tillery

May 28, 1931 - September 21, 2013

Our Lord took Dudley Gene Tillery, 82, home on September 21, 2013, after a brief illness. He was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on May 28, 1931 to Julius and Nannie Tillery. Dudley was a kind, loving and gentle soul who loved people, animals and gardening. He was a Christian and read his Bible faithfully. He served his country honorably in three branches of the US military: Marines (Korean War), Air...
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Carol Davidson

May 1, 1942 - September 21, 2013

Beloved mother, wife and friend to many, Carol was born in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Agatha Louise and Emmit Walter Tate. Carol is survived by her husband, Lewis Davidson; son's, Joe and Alan Robertson; and daughter, Christina Robertson; grandaughters; Crystal and Megan; grandsons; Zac, Logan, Jacob, Dalton and Nathan; and great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Celsey and Jordan Hoback. She is also...
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Marcelle Jean Fountain

August 19, 1926 - September 17, 2013

Jean Fountain was born in Oklahoma on August 19, 1926 to Sam Shepherd and Mae Jewel Margraves. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Fountain and granddaughter, Brandy Rice. She leaves behind her loving children, Connie Walkup, Delores L. Brown and Bill D. Fountain; grandchildren, Kimberly Wright, Dr. Jerry D. Walkup, Leatha Petty and Ange Aguirre. Jean had numerous great and great-great...
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Luis Gallegos

June 18, 1943 - September 14, 2013


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Bartolo Espiricueta

August 3, 1926 - September 11, 2013

Bartolo Espiricueta was born in Runge, TX on Aug 3, 1926 and currently lived in Dallas, TX. He went to be with the Lord on Sept 11, 2013 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita Espiricueta, their son, Tony Espiricueta and granddaughter Tammy Espiricueta. He is survived by his daughters Sally, Andrea, Janie, Sylvia and Sarah and his son's Phillip, Ray, Larry and Paul and also...
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James Randolph Teague

June 18, 1935 - September 8, 2013

James Randolph Teague was born in Olney, TX on June 18, 1935 and currently resided in Garland, TX. He went to be with The Lord on September 8, 2013 at the age of 78. James was preceded in death by his father, A.B. Teague; mother, Amye Lee Mullins; and son, Randy Teague. James is survived by his wife, Emma; son, Tony Teague; stepson, Jeff Bryce and wife, Mary; stepdaughter, Gina McCrorey and...
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Darlynne Nix

June 27, 1953 - September 7, 2013

Darlynne Nix of Rockwall was born on June 27, 1953 to Claude D. and Geraldine Patterson in Dallas and passed away on September 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude D. (Pat) Patterson. Darlynne leaves behind her beloved husband of 41 years, Richard Nix of Rockwall; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Jason Attaway of Forney and Lindsey and Jeff Hobbs of Heartland; sons and...
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William Baylous Rogers

March 10, 1943 - September 5, 2013

William Baylous Rogers was born in Naples, Texas on March 10, 1943 to Audrey Pearline Rogers and William Dewey Rogers. He went to be with our Lord on September 5, 2013 at the age of 70. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda Shelton Rogers and father, William Dewey Rogers. He is survived by two sons, William Christopher Rogers and his partner, Kellie Meyers of Balch Springs TX and...
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Jacob Dominic Rivera

July 20, 2013 - September 4, 2013


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Peggy Ann Baggett

October 31, 1942 - September 3, 2013

Peggy Ann Baggett was born on October 31, 1942 in Temple, Texas and went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, C.E. Baggett, Jr.; parents, Rudy and Perry Bridger and sisters, Dwinia Usselman and Sandra Campbell. Peggy leaves behind beloved brother, Charlie Bridger and her loving children, Yvonne Baggett, Joe Baggett and wife, Pat, Billy Baggett and...
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Joyce LaVerne Waters

August 17, 1936 - August 24, 2013

Joyce LaVerne was born on August 17, 1936 in Call, Texas to Allen Warwick and Minnie Haltom and went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. She was 77 years old. LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband, Aubrey E. Waters and two sons, Kevin and Stephen Waters. LaVerne is also survived by numerous other family and friends, all of whom...
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Dorothy Quay Frazel

May 29, 1927 - August 23, 2013

Dot Frazel of DeSoto, Texas went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2013 at the age of 86 years. She was born on May 29, 1927 in Dallas County to Leonard & Inez Sanders. Dot is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Louise Houser and husband, Paul; grandchildren, Craig Houser and wife, April and Michelle Buttles and husband, Bart; great-grandchildren, Logan and Brayden Houser and Blake and Brent...
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Sammie Lou Sealy

August 14, 1940 - August 21, 2013

Sammie Lou Sealy was born on August 14, 1940 in Dallas, Texas and went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2013. Sammie leaves behind her loving husband, Paul Sealy; daughter, Cindy Ferrell and son in law, Bo Ferrell; son, Mike Sealy and daughter in law, Lana Sealy; grandchildren, Lance Sealy, Sean Ferrell, Morgan Ferrell, Alex Ferrell, and Makenzi Sealy. She also leaves behind her brother, David...
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Helen Smith

January 26, 1941 - August 19, 2013

Helen V Smith was born January 26, 1941 in Longview TX, and went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2013 in Mesquite TX. She was preceded in death by: her parents, H.C. and Gracie Hutcheson; and sister, Anna Beard. Helen leaves behind loving husband, Joe Smith;brothers, Hershal and William Hutcheson of Longview Texas; sisters, Mildred Brooks of Laneville TX, Mary Theis of Plano, TX, Joyce Williams...
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Lemuel Raymond Burns

August 30, 1942 - August 18, 2013

Lemuel Raymond "Ray" Burns went home to be with the Lord on August 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, W.T. & Mayme Burns; one sister, Barbara Burns; and wife of 43 years, Mary Francis Burns. Ray is survived by his wife, Barbara Burns; 3 children, Lemuel Burns, Jr. and wife, Charlotte, Tammy Edwards and husband, Chris and Samantha Rhoades and husband, William; 4 step...
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Dorothy Odessa Shipp

November 9, 1920 - August 18, 2013

Dorothy Odessa Brittain Shipp passed away on August 18, 2013 in Lubbock, Tx . She was born November 9, 1920 in Charlotte, Arkansas to William Urban Brittain and Addie Wess (Moore) Brittain . She married Harlan Albert Shipp in Mesquite, Texas on November 16, 1946. They raised one daughter Linda Sue Shipp Brakebill. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters Anna Irmadean ...
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Mary Jane Davis

August 14, 1924 - August 10, 2013

Mary Jane Davis passed away peacefully Saturday evening, August 10, surrounded by family. A native Houstonian born August 14, 1924, she was living in Dallas, Texas, at the time of her death. A beloved wife and mother she will be greatly missed. She was a 1941 graduate of Incarnate Word Academy. She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years of marriage, John A. Davis; her sisters Laura Falcon and...
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Trangelina J. Garza

June 28, 1934 - August 10, 2013

Trangelina Garza was born on June 28, 1934 and passed away on August 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos E. Garza. Trangelina was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She is survived by her 5 daughters, Ann Luisa (Ana) Trevino, Virginia Gomez, Esmeralda, Mary and Benita Garza; 1 son, Anthony Garza; and grandchildren, Steven Rios, Andrea Santos, Victoria Gomez,...
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Allen Wayne Gage

March 11, 1971 - August 9, 2013

Allen Wayne Gage came forth from the Father March 11, 1971 and left the world to return to the Father, after succumbing to cancer, August 9, 2013. He is preceded in death by parents, James and Patsy Gage. He is survived by wife, Shanda; sons, Stetson and Bryce; stepchildren, Jacy and Kyle Franklin; brother and sister in law, Keith and Amanda; nephews, Dustin, Codey and Brayden; and niece,...
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Nora Gertrude Graham

November 18, 1924 - August 7, 2013

Nora is survived by her children, Ginger Walden, Steve Tresenriter, Cynthia Temple and husband, Billy, Peggy Flowers and husband, Carl and Tim Graham and wife, Ellen; grandchildren, jeff, Stephanie, Kelli, Ginger, Amber, Tim, Ben, William, Melissa, Courtney, Sara and Aron; great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Erika, Dillon, Emille, A.J., Kirsten, Dawn, Tristen, Ashlynn, Kasey, Jadyn, Christen, Tyler,...
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Evelyn E. Harlan

December 19, 1944 - July 30, 2013

Evelyn Earl Howry Harlan, Born December 19, 1944 in Knox County, TX, passed away July 29, 2013 at her home in Mesquite, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Winnie Howry; a sister, Beth Nickerson; son John David Harlan; great-grandson Kyle Garrett Simons; and the father of her children, H. David Harlan. She is survived by her son and his wife, David M. Harlan and Shelly...
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James Preston Taylor, Jr.

July 29, 1949 - July 29, 2013

James Preston Taylor, Jr, of Mesquite, passed away on July 29, 2013 at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Carole Taylor; his daughter, Shannon Taylor De Beer and husband, Jack; his brothers, David, Kerry, and Jeffrey Taylor; sister, Mary Rosner; and "adopted son", Duane Young. James is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial service at Our Savior Lutheran...
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Peggy Ann Peters

June 22, 1939 - July 25, 2013

Peggy Ann Peters, age 74, passed away on July 25th at her home in Garland, TX surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester "Gib" O'Neal and Elizabeth "Betty" O'Neal of Salinas, CA. Peggy is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Peters; son, Kevin Garcia of Garland, TX; daughters, Cherri Ligon and husband, Brian of Lavon, TX and Tina Andrews and husband,...
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Carlyn Gean Burks

January 24, 1946 - July 23, 2013

Carlyn Gean Burks was born January 24, 1946 and went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2013. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Albert and Nettie Sutton and sister, Sue Moody Sutton. Carlyn is survived by brothers and sisters, Jonnie and Darnell Stiff, Cathy Sutton and David Sutton; children, Robert and Tammy Burks, Bill and Rhonda Burks, Johnny Burks and Dawn McNary; loving...
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Nettie Pearl Cave

January 7, 1922 - July 22, 2013

Nettie was born in Scurry, TX on January 7, 1922 and passed away July 22, 2013 in Plano, Tx. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Felix "Bit" Cave, parents Quincy and Lela Ewing and brothers and sisters, Fay, Pauline, Harold, Kell, Nina, Gwynn and Don. She is survived by her girls lovingly called "my bosses" in later years, Lin Cave and Barbara Minkoff of Plano, Texas and sister...
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Sarai Sofia Rico

December 17, 1981 - July 12, 2013

On July 12, 2013 our beloved Sarai Sophia Rico concluded her fight with ovarian cancer. She fought a courageous fight as a strong warrior. For 31 years she gave to all of us so much love, comfort, joy and happiness through her humbleness and her unique way of being, which will always be remembered. Saris was a person that you could easily love because of how she was,, her inner and outer...
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Douglas Gene Sonntag

August 14, 1950 - July 12, 2013

Douglas Gene Sonntag, born August 14, 1950, passed away July 12, 2013 at the age of 62. He was a longtime resident of Dallas, TX. Douglas is survived by one daughter, Debbie Baker and her husband, Jeff; two granddaughters, Jenna Baker and Jessica Robertson and her husband, David of Galveston, TX; his mother, Janice Dotson; brothers, Larry Sonntag and wife, Judy, Joe Sonntag and wife, Kim and...
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Mary June Tatum

June 10, 1943 - July 9, 2013

Mary June Tatum was born on June 10, 1943 and went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2013. She is survived by husband of 50 years, Phillip Don Tatum, Sr.; children, Felecia and Jack Wadsworth and Don and Kim Tatum; grandchildren, Trey Wadsworth, Alexandra Wadsworth, Zachery Tatum, Katie Tatum; great grandchildren, Nicole Cox and Nathan Wadsworth; brother, James Stamatis; in-laws, Nell Stamatis,...
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Susie Belle Fisher

October 25, 1919 - July 9, 2013

Susie Belle Fisher, 93, passed away on July 9, 2013 after a short illness. She was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas October 25, 1919 to Andrew Jackson Houston and Laura Pratt. She is preceded in death by husband L.D. Fisher; sons, Larry Don Fisher, Glenn Dale Fisher, and Randy Jay Fisher; brother, Clyde Houston; sisters, Bernice Rogers, Clara Reynolds and Laura Woods. Susie is survived by son Bruce...
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Donald Wayne Underwood

June 16, 1941 - July 8, 2013

Don Wayne Underwood went home to be with our Lord on July 8, 2013 at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cordellia Elizabeth Underwood; parents, Clyde Everett Underwood and Eunice Case Underwood Quinn; sisters, Joy Polk, Delma Wade and Darlene Werner. Don is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Kelly Underwood, Larry Underwood, Tommy and Carla Underwood and David and...
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Esteen V. Hixon

October 12, 1926 - July 7, 2013

Esteen V. Hixon was born on October 12, 1926, and went to be with the Lord on July, 7, 2013. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John; son, Gary and grandson, Scott. Esteen is survived by daughters, Sherry and son in law Tommy, Robin and son in law Dennis; grandchildren, Cody, Krystal, Kaylyn Mallory and husband, Chad, and 1 great-grandchild, Elise.
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Crisostomo Aguilar

July 25, 1975 - July 3, 2013

Crisostomo Aguilar was born on July 25, 1975 and passed away on July 3, 2013. He will be reunited with his mother, Hortencia Lopez, as well as the baby we lost and our grandfathers. Crisostomo is survived by his loving wife, Cecilia Aguilar; daughters, Tatiana and Elizabeth Aguilar (with expectant baby); father, Crisostomo Aguilar, 4 sisters, 1 brother, sister in laws, brother in laws, a mother...
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Billie Marie Shacklett

July 24, 1932 - July 3, 2013

Billie Marie Shacklett age 80 of Seagoville, Texas, passed away on July 3, 2013. She was born July 24, 1932 in Dallas, Texas. She was proceeded in death by her husband, J.T. Shacklett, her parents, Pat and Maybelle Pounds; brothers, M.C. and Donald Pounds. She is survived by daughters, Carla Clements, Carol McDaniel and Christye Davis. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on July 7, 2013...
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Ollie V. Wilburn

August 2, 1921 - July 2, 2013

Ollie Tipton Wilburn was born 91 years ago in Sugarland, Texas on August 2, 1921. She is survived by her long time companion, Merle Perrin; five children, Linda, Betty, JoAnn, Doris and Judy; seven grandchildren, Joe Pelfrey, Brett Dawson, Robert Dawson, Paul Martin, Mark Martin, John Fletcher and Eric Maus; and seven great-grandchildren, Jared Pelfrey, Krista Dawson, Timothy Dawson, Bethany...
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Delfina Davila

November 2, 1921 - July 2, 2013

Delfina Davila, 91 years old passed away July 2, 2013, she is reunited with her husband of 56 years, Jose Davila Castillo in heaven. Delfina is survived by a beautiful legacy of: daughters, Abigail Alvarado & husband, Miqueas, Maria Febe Castillo & husband, Augustin; Alicia Martinez & husband, Antonio, Miriam Martinez & husband, Jose; sons: Jesus Davila & wife, Maria Guadalupe, Edison Davila &...
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Joe Angel Carabajal

May 3, 1955 - July 1, 2013

Joe Angel Carabajal went home to be with our Lord on July 1, 2013 at the age of 58. Joe is preceded in death by his parents Teodoro and Seferina Carabajal, his brothers Monico Carabajal, Sr and Pete Carabajal and sister Lola Vasquez. Joe is survived by his loving wife and soulmate of 43 years Janie Carabajal and his children Jeannie Marquez and husband, Hector, Jennifer Burnison and husband,...
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Eugene V. Ruiz

March 26, 1945 - June 30, 2013

Eugene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who was very joyful. His smile, jokes and positive outlook was contagious. He served many years as an elder in his congregation. He dedicated his life to Jehovah's service on July 7, 1957. He has been a loyal and active servant in the Balch Springs Spanish Congregation. He was born in Calvert, Texas on March 26, 1945 to Jose and...
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Cornelison Elizabeth Mary

June 1, 1944 - June 29, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Hayes Cornelison was born on June 1, 1944 in Mesquite, Texas and passed away on June 29, 2013 after a long battle with COPD. She was 69 years old. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Mitchell and Zora Hayes; sister, Frances Lowery; and brother, Roy Hayes. She is survived by her children, Zona Coulston and husband, Bobby, Jeff Cornelison and wife, Tami, Dannette Cornelison,...
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Mark Albert Sissom

November 4, 1960 - June 29, 2013

Born in Dallas, Texas on November 4th, 1960 and passed away peacefully on June 29th, 2013 at Golden Acres Home. He was a long time member of Bethany Baptist Church and attended the Special Education Class where he was a member of the Angels Hand Bell Choir. Later he attended Bible Class and Services at the Rylie Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Rylie Rounders' a group of special...
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Summer E. Amshoff

May 25, 1982 - June 28, 2013


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Bill L. Pate

May 25, 1932 - June 25, 2013

William "Bill" Lewis Pate was born May 25, 1932 in Henderson County to Carl and Mary (Hopson) Pate. He passed away June 25, 2013 in Mesquite, TX. Bill is survived by his daughter, Vickie Thomas & husband, Eddie; two grandchildren, Taylor Thomas and Casey Riggs; four great-grandchildren, Kerstin Thomas, Blaine Meador, Gracie Meador and Jeremy Meador.
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Joseph Sam Falco

February 10, 1932 - June 22, 2013

Joe Sam Falco born February 10, 1932 was surrounded by his family when he went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2013. A native of Bryan College Station, he followed in his father's footsteps to serve his country and joined the Air Force at 18. Joe Sam retired from a job he loved as a brilliant and highly regarded engineer at Texas Instruments after 40 years. He is preceded in death by his wife,...
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Antonio Mares

June 11, 1949 - June 21, 2013

Antonio Mares was born on June 11, 1949 to Florencio and Felisa Mares and went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Maria Alicia Mares; daughters, Olga Mares and husband, Johnny Castaneda, Martha Mares and husband, William Ramirez, Bruna Mares and husband, Juan Patino, Elizabeth Mares and husband, Salvador Trujillo; son, Juan Mares and wife, Esther Buentello, brothers...
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Michael Joseph Looby

December 12, 1942 - June 19, 2013


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Diana June Cannon

October 28, 1946 - June 19, 2013

Diana J. Cannon was born October 28, 1946 in Amarillo, Texas and passed away June 19, 2013 in Mesquite, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Doug Cannon; daughter, Christine Gladney; stepchildren, Doug Cannon, Jr., Jamie Cannon & Melissa Fields; several grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Diana was full of life and was always willing to help someone. She had a heart of gold. She will...
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Nora Elizabeth Musick

June 20, 1930 - June 19, 2013


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Judy Evyonne Burnett

December 9, 1951 - June 19, 2013

Judy Evyonne Burnett was born December 9, 1951 in Dallas, Texas and passed away June 19, 2013 at the age of 61 in Heartland, Texas. Judy is survived by her parents, Molly and Troy Wilson Bradley; son, Jason Burnett; grandsons, Ryan Burnett and Andrew Burnett; sister, Paula McCullough; and brother, Troy Bradley. She worked at Wal-Mart for 25 years. She loved spending time with her family and...
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James Kenneth Finney

April 3, 1970 - June 14, 2013

James Kenneth Finney, age 43, of Dallas, Texas passed away June 14, 2013. He was born April 03, 1970 to Truman Finney and JoAnn Ross. James worked a variety of occupations in his life, concluding his career as a Motor Man for Patterson UTI. James motivated every person that worked with him. He brought a drive and passion to the work site that is second to none. James was a loving son, brother,...
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Harold M. Tacker

September 3, 1951 - June 12, 2013

Harold Tacker died in Mesquite, Texas at the age of 61 in a motorcycle accident June 12, 2013. Harold was born in Dallas, Texas September 3, 1951 to Willa and Ace Tacker. He attended elementary school in Dallas until the family moved to Mesquite where he attended Agnew middle school and Mesquite High School. He worked at Safeway stores 12 years. He worked part-time for the Dallas Times Herald...
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Lilia Mae Marqua

August 11, 1950 - June 11, 2013

Lilia Mae Marqua was born August 11, 1950, in Claxton, Ga. to Alton and Carrie "Rose" Sikes. She passed away June 11, 2013 in Balch Springs, TX. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Marqua , Sister, Evelyn Sheppard , two brothers, Averett & Michael Sikes. Lilia is survived by life a partner , David Mahan, son, Darren Marqua, grand-daughter, Jordan & Chloe Marqua, step-grand daughter,...
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Johnny Chavarria, Jr.

May 22, 1953 - June 8, 2013

Johnny Chavarria Jr. (a.k.a "John Wayne") May 22, 1953- June 8, 2013 resident of Dallas, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side. He is preceded in death by his mother, Celia Martinez and brother, Jesus I. Martinez. Johnny will be forever remembered by his father, Johnny Chavarria Sr.; beloved son, John Henry Chavarria of 29 Palms, Ca.; step-son, Paul Ramirez; loving...
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Johnny Chavarria, Jr.

May 22, 1957 - June 8, 2013

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Angelia Wyble McKinley

January 4, 1965 - June 5, 2013

Angelia Wyble McKinley was born on January 4, 1965 to Joe Wyble, Sr. and Sue Routt Wyble in Dallas, TX and passed away June 5, 2013. Angelia was a long time resident of Mesquite, TX and is survived by her parents, Sue and Gene Reynolds of Balch Springs; her sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Butch Hyde of Grand Saline, TX; three brothers, Joseph G. Wyble MD of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ted...
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Martha Jerri Purdy

February 23, 1935 - May 30, 2013

Martha Jerri Purdy was born on February 23, 1935 and went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2013. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Inez Hastings; brothers, Billy Jack and Ronald Joseph Purdy; son, Monty Searle; nephew Ronald Purdy Jr.; niece, Sonja Jumper, and brother-in-law, Roy Joyce. Martha is survived by sisters, Bettye and husband Hub Waddill, Jean Joyce, June Poss; brothers, John...
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Donnie Clyde Davis

October 14, 1951 - May 29, 2013

Donnie (Clyde) Davis was born in Mckinney Texas on October 14, 1951 to Dorothy Mae and William Clyde Davis Donnie grew up in Mesquite/ Balch Springs area and attended Rylie Elementary and Rylie Jr. High School where he was elected student body president Donnie met Patricia Allen from Balch springs, Texas and they joined in matrimony on July 5, 1968 and continued to live in the area and raised...
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Donnie Clyde Davis

October 14, 1913 - May 28, 2013


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Albert Martin Carter

August 31, 1934 - May 25, 2013

Albert Martin "Boog" Carter was born on August 31, 1934, in Maud, Texas and passed way on May 25, 2013 at the age of 78. He is preceded in death by wife, Maurita Carter. He is survived by daughter, Sonja Land and husband Jeff, daughter Susan O'Brien and husband Ronnie, brother Edward "Shorty" Carter and wife Marie, sister Billie Jo "Sis" Vineyard, current wife Melba Carter and step-children,...
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Diane A. Telker

April 12, 1941 - May 22, 2013

Our beloved mother, Diane Telker, passed away on May 22, 2013. She was born in Jackson, MS on April 12, 1941. She married Ambrose Telker on March 26, 1960. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Maude Day; brother, Bill Day; and her loving husband, Ambrose Telker. She is survived by her sisters, Kathy Hurley and husband, Mike and Teresa Pender and husband, Gary; her children, Leslie...
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Velma Rene Swimm

November 22, 1932 - May 18, 2013

Velma Rene Swimm was born on her family's farm in Bismarck, AR on November 22, 1932 and went peacefully into eternity to be in the presence of the Lord on May 18, 2013. She is survived by her two daughters, Cynthia Johnson and Mara Becker; two sons, Tracy Swimm and Guy Swimm and his wife, Heather; mother to nephew Sam Elrod; loving grandmother to Jeremy, Joshua and Shanna Johnson, Matthew...
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Juan Montes Medina

June 23, 1966 - May 17, 2013


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Anthony John Piro

June 26, 1958 - May 11, 2013

Anthony Piro, 54, born June 26, 1958, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2013. He is survive by his sister, Caroline A. Joseph and husband, Gregory G. ; nieces, Georgette C. Joseph, Basma D. Joseph, Patricia A. Smith and her partner, Christopher Reynolds; nephew, Mouawad G. Joseph; godson, Jason Trincher; great-nephew, Adam G. Reynolds; step-daughter Christina Taylor and fiancé , John...
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Jessie Lee Hudspeth

October 30, 1963 - May 6, 2013

Jessie Lee Hudspeth was born October 30, 1963 in Dallas, Texas and passed away May 6, 2013 at the age of 49. Jessie was preceded in death by his father, Joe Henry Hudspeth, Sr.; grandfather, Joseph Lawrence Hudspeth; and three uncles, Pete, John and Noel. He is survived by grandmother, Laura Hudspeth; mother, Evelyn Turnham & husband, Donald; brothers, Joe Henry Hudspeth, Jr. & wife, Kathy,...
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Pete Nikolopoulos

October 5, 1949 - May 5, 2013

Loving husband, father and grandfather, Pete Nikolopoulos was called by God unexpectedly Sunday, May 5, 2013. Pete will be joining his father, De Metros and his 4 brothers. He leaves behind his mother, Victoria and wife of 35 years Anteopy; his children, Jimmy Nikolopoulos, Victoria Obermeier and Sam Nikolopoulos; and his beautiful granddaughter, Sofia Obermeier. He also leaves behind 1 brother,...
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Kathie Sue Peters

July 18, 1949 - May 5, 2013

Kathie S. Peters was born on July 18, 1949 in Michigan City, Indiana and moved to Texas when she was 2 years old. She passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 6:27 a.m. in Rowlett, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie L. Peters and their 3 daughters, Shera Dell Peters DeMay, Sonya Dawn Peters Bell and Chastity Ann Peters; Shera's husband Mark and daughters, Alexia, Gabrielle, Emily and Alyssa;...
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Mary Elizabeth Barrett

October 22, 1925 - May 2, 2013


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Danny Baker

May 19, 1955 - April 30, 2013

Danny Edward Baker was born May 19, 1955 in Dallas, Texas and passed away April 30, 2013 at the age of 57. Danny is survived by his wife, Sharon Michell Baker; children, Summer Rene Baker, Christopher Edward Baker, and Tina Lynn Khwaja; 7 grandchildren, Ethan, Chris, Adam, Kaylee, Zaki, Ava, and Haven; parents, Buddy Baker and Elizabeth Leonardo; brother, Joe Baker; sister, Debie Yates; and a...
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Wanda Jean Weaver

March 2, 1931 - April 25, 2013

Our wonderful beautiful mother completed her journey and went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2013. Wanda was born in Dallas, Texas March 2, 1931. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband Olen Weaver Jr. She is survived by daughters, Susan and husband Duane Young, Cathy and husband Jim Campbell, Debra and husband John DuBose; sister-in-law, Barbara Fallis; brother-in...
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Francis William Huff

March 18, 1938 - April 23, 2013

Francis William (Frank) Huff was born on March 18, 1938 in Clarksburg, West Virginia and went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2013. He is survived by his son, Robert W. Huff, Sr. and wife Brandy Melton-Huff; daughter Sharon L. Huff; sisters, Myrna E. Whelan, Mary L. McClure and husband Eddie L. McClure; brother Robert W. Huff and wife Bonnie W. Johnson-Huff; mother in law, Essie M. Scott; niece...
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Rex Allen Borchardt

July 25, 1963 - April 18, 2013

Rex Allen Borchardt, went home to walk with our lord and savior on April 18th 2013. He was 49 years old. Rex was preceded in death by his mother Wilma Borchardt, grandmother Ma cooper, and brother Reggie Congleton. He is survived by his only daughter Holly Borchardt, son in law James, four grandchildren, Hailey, Morgan, Makayla and Brady of Arlington TX, brother and sister in law Ronnie and...
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Verna Mae Wilson

July 10, 1919 - April 18, 2013

Verna Mae Wilson passed away on April 18, 2013. She was 93 years old. Verna was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her daughters, Margie Gonzalez and husband, Lupe and Geneva Phillips; and her sons, Lawrence Wilson and wife, Martha and Clarence Wilson and wife, Donna.
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Cary Jerome Campbell

October 13, 1936 - April 17, 2013


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Lupe S. Medina

August 20, 1936 - April 17, 2013

Lupe "Mo-Mo" Medina Born August 20, 1936 to Parents Miguel and Carmen Sierra, entered into eternal rest on April 17, 2013 at the age on 76 in Dallas, TX. proceeded in Death by her Loving Husband Jesse Medina, parents and 2 siblings. She was survived by her Daughters and Son in laws: Rebecca and Billy Chambless, Esther and Jesus Guerrero, Monica and Estevan Regalado, and Ruby and Robert Negrete...
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Maggie Fay Locklin

May 18, 1946 - April 16, 2013

Maggie Fay "Bea" Locklin was born May 18, 1946 in Rockwall, Texas and passed away April 16, 2013 in Plano, Texas. Bea is survived by her husband, Bobby Odell Locklin; sons, Bobby Joe Locklin and Billy Wayne Locklin; daughters, Sherri Lynn Staeger and Rosa Locklin; grandchildren, Courtney Rodriguez, Lauren Staeger, Danny Lee Gage, Cody Joe Locklin, Bodey Odell Locklin, Chelsey Lester, and Chaney...
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Terry Keith Broiles

February 17, 1951 - April 12, 2013

Terry Keith Broiles went Home to walk with our Lord and Savoir on April 12, 2013. He was 62 years old of Mesquite, Texas. Terry is survived by his wife Vickie Broiles, his children Keithia Broiles Hernandez and partner Richard of Mesquite, Kristie South and husband Barry of Irving, Kela Morgan and husband Don of Mesquite, and Joseph Hernandez of Dallas, his 6 grandchildren, Amber, Andrew,...
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Maria Lusia Ward

April 5, 1932 - April 8, 2013


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Lois Lavita Reynolds

April 11, 1936 - April 7, 2013

Lois L. Reynolds went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 7, 2013. She was 76 years old. Lois was born, raised and continued to reside in Dallas, TX. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Ernie Bourquin and Lillie Bourquin Kersh; her brother, Ed Bourquin; sisters, Bernice Yates and Ola Mae Monaco; and her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert Hugh Reynolds. Lois is survived by her 4...
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Rose Marie Paragoso

January 15, 1940 - April 5, 2013

Rose Marie Paragoso (Byington) passed away on April 5th, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Filemon' Paragoso and her son, Rudy Troy Dolotina. She is survived by her four children, Kirt and wife, Stacey, TJ and wife, Trina, Kathy Dolotina and Jacque Dolotina. She is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Glee Fuller and her children, Bart, Dorothy,...
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Andrew Garcia Lopez

March 29, 1934 - April 1, 2013

Andrew G. Lopez was born on March 29, 1934 in Washington, Texas and went to be with the Lord on April 1, 2013. He loved to sing, play his guitar and entertain wherever he went. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Rita Lopez and his beloved daughter, Sandra Blair. He is survived by the love of his life of 55 years, Vera Sullivan Lopez; daughters, Cindy Bolin and Kathy Miller; son,...
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