|JUSTIN WAYNE ASHLOCK
April 19, 1994
June 28, 2010
CLASS OF 2012
|JUSTIN WAYNE ASHLOCK (1994-2010)
Funeral services for Justin Wayne Ashlock, 16, of Gainesville, are set for 10:00 AM Saturday, July 3, 2010
at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel. The burial will be private. A visitation will be held from
6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, July 2, 2010 at the funeral home.
Mr. Ashlock passed away June 28, 2010 in Gainesville.
Mr. Ashlock was born April 19, 1994 in Gainesville.
Justin is survived by loving family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Ashlock Memorial Fund at the First
State Bank, 801 E. California St., Gainesville, TX 76240.
|MARK SAMUEL ASKEW
November 21, 1969
November 22, 2005
CLASS OF 1988
|MARK SAMUEL ASKEW 1969-2005
Mark Samuel Askew, 36, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at UCSD Medical Center of natural causes.
Born Nov. 21, 1969 at Gainesville, Texas, he lived in San Diego a short time. and was project manager for
a construction company for six years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a graduate of
Texas A&M and a member of Men's bible study at Maranatha Chapel.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Lisa Askew of San Diego; mother Margie Askew and Carl Askew of
Gainesville, Texas; daughters Anna Askew and Abigail Askew of San Diego; brother Howard Askew of
Gainsville, Texas and sisters and brothers-in-law Rachel and Larry Kirby and Holly and Jack Davidson of
A memorial is scheduled Thursday, Dec. 2 in Texas with interment at Fair Avenue Cemetery, Gainesville,
Texas. The family suggests memorial donations to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association or charity of
choice. Mc Leod Mortuary is handling arrangements.
|NAOMI AUSTIN 1929-2007
Services for Naomi Austin, 78, of Gainesville are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Whaley United Methodist Church
with Rev. Rob Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mrs. Austin died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at her residence.
She was born April 20, 1929, in Gainesville to Starling Jefferson and Winnie Milburn Embry. On May 26,
1951, she married Vernon Austin in Gainesville. During Naomi’s early years, the family lived in Sivells Bend.
Her formative years were centered around those activities in ranch living in Sivells Bend, where she rode
horseback to school. She attended Gainesville Junior High School and graduated from Gainesville High
School. She graduated from Gainesville Junior College with an Associate of Arts Degree. She then attended
North Texas University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree. She then graduated from Texas
Woman’s University in Denton, earning a Master of Science Degree. Naomi was a teacher for 36 years. She
taught homemaking at Callisburg and Gainesville.
She was recognized as an outstanding Alumni by the Education Foundation of Gainesville.
Naomi has been very active in the activities of the community and her church. She is a member of the Spirit
Sisters (an organization of ladies who particpated in the “Walk to Emmaus”). She was a member of the
Garden Club, Gleaners Church Circle and the Garden Study Club. Along with Vernon, she had been a member
of the community the majority of her life. They are also members of the Gainesville Hospital Auxiliary, and
the Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include her husband, Vernon Austin of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Theo and Helen
Embrey of Cleburne; aunt, Cleo Cook of Andrews; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Starling Embry in 1990; and by her mother, Winnie Embry on April
Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8 pm. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund, Whaley United Methodist Church or Cooke
County Home Hospice; P.O. Box 936; Gainesville, TX 76241-0936.
June 27, 1953
November 14, 1986
CLASS OF 1972
|NAOMI "EMBRY" AUSTIN
April 20, 1929
June 5, 2007
CLASS OF 1946
|VERNON LEE AUSTIN (June 12, 1927 - December 29, 2013)
Funeral services for Vernon Lee Austin, 86, of Gainesville, are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday,
January 2, 2014 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Hollis Parsons
officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 1, 2014
from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Vernon was born in Gainesville on June 12, 1927 to Raymond Etheridge and Ludell (Ford) Austin.
He passed away on December 29, 2013 in Sherman.
Vernon graduated from North Texas State University with a Masters in Psychology, a Masters in
Education, and a BBA in Administration. After serving many positions, including that of Assistant
Superintendent of schools for GISD, he retired in 1986 after 34 years with the school district. He
was also an adjunct professor for Cooke County Junior College, and served as a guidance
counselor for Muenster Independent School District. Vernon was an avid volunteer at North
Texas Medical Center; he also served on their Foundation Board for ten years. He was a WWII
veteran serving with the 15th Air Force in Alaska, and was also a Mason for over 60 years.
He is survived by his brother Charles Austin of Ft. Worth; niece Elaine Harris of Grand Junction,
CO; niece Linda Cook from Coppell; niece Diane Johnson and her husband Eric from Madison, WI;
nephew Ken Austin and his wife Mary of Nacogdoches; nephew Dale Embry and his wife Jane of
Houston; niece Elaine Mullins of Robinson; nephew Ricky Austin; nephew Matt Allen; and brother
in law Theo Embry and his wife Helen of Cleburne.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife Naomi; brother W. Ray Austin; sister
Anita Allen; and brother Donald Austin.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his caregivers, especially Judy Roberts and
James Lovett, who supported him and made it possible for him to remain at home.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the North Texas Medical Center in
Gainesville.odist Church or Cooke County Home Hospice; P.O. Box 936; Gainesville, TX
|VERNON LEE AUSTIN
June 12, 1927
December 29, 2013
September 30, 1953
November 10, 2016
CLASS OF 1972
|DUWAYNA LOU ATTEBERRY (September 30, 1953-November 10, 2016)
CLASS OF 1972
Duwayna Atteberry (63) of Denton, TX, passed away Thursday,
November 10, 2016 at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Denton. She was born September 30, 1953 to James W. Atteberry and
Betty (Pope) Atteberry in Gainesville. She attended the Full Gospel
Church of Denton and was a Christian. She loved everyone and was loved
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15th at
Meador Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Fairview
Cemetery with Bro. Jack Howard officiating. A visitation will be held 6 to
8 p.m. Monday, November 14th at Meador Funeral Home.
Survivors include her mother, Betty Louise Atteberry of Denton
(formerly of Gainesville); sister and brother in law, Suzann & Eddie
Graves of Denton; half sister and brother in law, Yvonne & David Rill of
Denton; 2 aunts, Anelle Pope and Elizabeth Atteberry and numerous
She was preceded in death by her father, James W. Atteberry and 3
uncles, Raymond Pope, Charles Pope and Jessie Atteberry.
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