CHRISTOPHER LEE BANKS
CLASS OF 1989

HICKORY CREEK — Services for Christopher Lee Banks, age 38, are set for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, with the Rev. Wade Smith officiating.
Mr. Banks died Dec. 7, 2008, in Hickory Creek.

Chris passed from this earthly home and joined his Father in Heaven on Dec. 7, 2008. He was born on Oct. 22, 1970 in Sherman as
the third child of Donald and Joyce Banks. He attended Callisburg, Sivells Bend and graduated From Gainesville High School in
1989 and later joined the U.S. Army. Chris took great pride in his service as an Army Ranger where he advanced to the rank of E-
5 Sgt and was a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After the war he married his sweetheart, Jodi Brannan, on
September 28, 1991 and three handsome sons followed while his military career took him across the USA and from Washington
State to Fla.
Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge he set upon his career in restaurant management where he rose to the top of his
profession.
Chris is remembered by those who knew him for his zest for life, admiration, and impersonations of Elvis, his skill as a salesman,
love of his family, as well as his competition in many marathon races including the White Rock and Boston. He richly blessed the
life of all that were lucky enough to know him. He will not be forgotten.

He is survived by his wife, Jodi; sons, Payton, Brady and Braxton of Lake Dallas; mom, Joyce Banks; father-in-law and mother-in-
law, Bill and Connie Brannan; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mitzie and Ron Underwood; brother, Donald Banks of Allen; sister
and brother-in-law, Cindy and Richard Krause of Denton; sister-in-law, Kelly Tidwell of Durant, Okla; and brother-in-law, Randy
Brannan of Gainesville. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ray Banks, Sr.
CARRIE MARIE "BARNES" BULLARD (July 25, 1961-June 20, 2001)
CLASS OF 1979

Birth:         Jul. 25, 1961
Gainesville (Cooke County)
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Death:         Jun. 20, 2001
Gainesville (Cooke County)
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Services for Carrie Marie Bullard, 39, of Gainesville, are at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville. Burial will follow in
New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mrs. Bullard died June 20, 2001, at her residence.  She was born July 25, 1961, in Gainesville to Charles Lee and Dorothy Neu
Barnes. On March 7, 1985, she married Steven M. Bullard in Gainesville. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Steven M. Bullard of Gainesville; daughter Stephanie Nicole Bullard of Gainesville; brothers, Tim
Barnes of Denton and Don Barnes of Duluth, Minn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Rae and Ronnie Harp of Denton, Amy Michelle
and Michael Reidy of Denton, TaJuana Olson of Duluth, Minn., and Debra Baggett of Hobbs, N.M.; two nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephanie Bullard Special Account at the First State Bank of Gainesville.
(Services and burial were on Monday 25 June 2001)
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JEFFREY DON BANKS
CLASS OF 1975

Memorial services for Jeffrey Don Banks, 55, of Gainesville are planned for 1
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Downard-Fairplains Community Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Jeff was born in Gainesville on April 23, 1957, to George (Sky) Banks and Billie
M. Witt Banks.
He passed away on Oct. 12, 2012, at his residence.

Jeff was employed at Peterbilt Motors in Denton for years. His lifelong hobby
was fishing area lakes and streams with his father and brother. It was a family
tradition for the Banks men to frequently provide ample fish for large
celebrations.

Jeff Banks is survived by his mother, Billie M. Banks; brother, Joe Banks;
daughter, Kacie Methner and her husband Cody; son, Travis Banks; son,
Kamen Banks; and grandchildren, Trevor Buell and Cash Methner, all of
Gainesville. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, George "Sky" Banks; his wife, Tabatha
Banks; and friend, Bryn Fraze.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Witt Family Cemetery and/or the
Tipton Home for Children in Tipton, Okla.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
JEFFREY DON BANKS
April 23, 1957
October 12, 2012
CLASS OF 1975

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PEGGY JEAN BALLEW 1936-2009

PLANO — Funeral services for Peggy Jean Ballew, 72, of Plano are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at First Baptist Church in
Gainesville, with Pastor D. Samuel Dennis of Plano officiating

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home.
A reception for family and friends will be held at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall following the burial.
Peggy passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 at her home.

Peggy was born in Gainesville on Dec. 18, 1936. She attended the University of North Texas and married Eddie on March 31, 1957.
After raising her family in Gainesville, Peggy and Eddie moved to Plano in 1988. She worked in the real estate business for many
years while also traveling and enjoying time with her grandchildren. Peggy was a member of Parkway Hills Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Dolly and Dalmar Langley.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Ballew of Plano; son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Lisa Ballew of Plano; daughter,
Denise Ballew of Alexandria, Va; daughter and son-in-law, Marla and Michael Ford of Asheville, N.C.; grandchildren, Natalie Ballew,
Davis Ballew, Lila Ford and Colton Ford; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Rita Langley of Lake Kiowa; nephew, Jeff Langley and
family of San Diego, Calif.; niece, Cyndy Crider and family of Castaic, Calif. and many cousins and in-laws.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Peggy's memory may be made to the Michele Ann McClure Ovarian Cancer Support Group Fund,
Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, 3600 Gaston Ave., Barnett Tower, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75246 or First Baptist Church -
Library, 308 Broadway St., Gainesville, TX 76240.
CHRISTOPHER LEE BANKS
October 22, 1970
December 7, 2008
CLASS OF 1989
PEGGY JEAN
"LANGLEY"  BALLEW
December 18, 1936
January 29, 2009
CLASS OF 1955
JANIE BAKER
DOB Pending
September 11, 1978
CLASS OF 1966
JOHN MARCUS BARNES 1932-March 21, 2013
CLASS OF 1951

Funeral services for John Marcus Barnes, 80, of Gainesville, are set for Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll
& Son Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Barnes passed away on March 18, 2013 in Denton, Tx.

John was born on July 16, 1932 in Gainesville, Tx to Oliver and Johnnie Ruth Dresser Barnes. John served in the United States Army
during the Korean War and upon returning from the service he ran the Marysville Store and then retired from National Supply after
thirty years where he was a foreman in the welding shop. He loved hunting and fishing, but most of all, playing dominoes at the
Stanford House. John also loved his family dearly.

John is survived by his wife Lenora Barnes of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Calvin Mosley of Forestburg, Tx; son
Marc Barnes of Gainesville; daughter Vickie Hess of Muenster, Tx; and son and daughter-in-law Sonny and Denise Barnes of
Gainesville; step-daughter Susie Drummonds and her husband Ken; brother and sister-in-law Donald and Loretta Thompson of
Thackerville, Ok; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and serveral nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Amos Thompson; and step-son Harold Hughes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Standford House, 401 W. Garnett, Gainesville, Tx 76240.
KEITH BARRICK
GISD COACH/STAFF

WHITESBORO- Funeral services for Keith Barrick , 66, will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, July 5, 2013 at Meador
Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Danny Shaver officiating. The family will have a private burial
Friday morning at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. Family visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00
P.M. on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the funeral home.

Keith was born on January 23, 1947 in Lander, WY to George Edgar and Margie (Bowden) Barrick. He
graduated from Duncan High School, Duncan, OK in 1965 and later married Marilyn Capps on January 28, 1967.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, received
his Master of Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, OK. Keith was a very involved
father and grandfather, he was passionate about the sport of rodeo and basketball. His coaching career
consisted of coaching many Texas High School basketball teams including, Bowie, Hamlin, Iowa Park,
Gainesville (1st. State appearance for boys basketball) and Muenster Sacred Heart. He also coached at the
University of North Carolina, University of Kentucky and Indiana University Basketball camps. Keith strived to
instill character and respect in his students and his players.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marilyn Barrick of Whitesboro; 2 daughters, Tonya Watson and
husband, Jim of Whitesboro and Kylie Bowles and husband, Nathan of Era; 2 sons, Bret Barrick and wife,
Monica of Mineral Wells and Ty Barrick and wife, Holli of Orange Grove; grandchildren, Cody Barrick and wife,
Cheyenne, Coy Barrick, Morgan Watson, Mikayla Watson, Tristan Bowles, Yancy Bowles, Lexi Barrick, Keaton
Barrick and Tyndel Barrick; mother, Margie Barrick of Duncan, OK and a brother, Lynn Barrick and wife,
Catherine of Duncan, OK and numerous nieces and nephews.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the
called according to His purpose.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Circle J Cowboy Church, Building Fund , 888 Henry Snow Rd.
Collinsville, Texas 76233.
DENNIS BALDREE
November 30, 1950
May 19, 2007
GISD RESOURCE OFFICER
ELLA BALDREE
July 23, 1956
December 4, 2008
GISD STAFF
DENNIS K. BALDREE  November 30, 1950 - May 19, 2007
GISD RESOURCE OFFICER

Services for Dennis K. Baldree, 56, of Gainesville are set for 4 p.m. Thursday at Temple
Baptist Church with Welsey Bashaw and Rev. Travis Alford officiating. Burial will follow at
New Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of
Gainesville.  Mr. Baldree died May 19, 2007, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 30, 1950, in Hamlin to Vernon F. and Laura Cross Baldree. On Feb. 1, 1974,
he married Ella Banks in Gainesville. He was a resource officer for the Gainesville ISD and
was an ordained minister, serving as associate minister at the First Baptist Church in Oak
Ridge. He was employed by Camac Steel for almost 30 years as a construction worker and
foreman.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Baldree of Oak Ridge; mother, Laura Spray of Aspermont;
daughter, Melissa Baldree of Gainesville; two grandchildren, Isaac and Charizma Tullos of
Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Harlon Powers of Gainesville, and Kim
and Daryl Schuchart of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law,
Freda Banks of Gainesville; and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Bernice Denny of
Gainesville and Geneva and Mike Wallen of Sanger.

He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Clyde Spray; and brother, Terry
Baldree.

Pallbearers are Ronald West, Mike Wallen, Jeremy Spruill, Richard Morrison, Bubba
Croucher, Stacy Leach, John Powers, and Bobby Bashaw.

Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.  You may
sign the online registry by visiting our website, www.geojcarroll.com.
ELLA BALDREE  July 23, 1956 - December 4, 2008
GISD STAFF

Funeral services for Ella Baldree, age 52, of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at the
Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Alford and Wesley Bashaw officiating. Burial will follow in the New
Resthaven Cemetery.

Mrs. Baldree died Dec. 4, 2008 at Denton Presbyterian Hospital.

Mrs. Baldree was born July 23, 1956, in Kermit to R. D. and Freda Motley Banks.

Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Tullos of Gainesville; grandchildren, Isaac Tullos and Charizma
Tullos of Gainesville; her mother, Freda Banks of Gainesville; her sister, Berneice Denny of Gainesville;
sister and brother in law, Genevia and Mike Wallen of Sanger; sister in laws, Francis Powers of Gainesville
and Kim Schuchart of San Antonio.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Baldree and her father, R. D. Banks.

Visitation is set for Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. You
may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
ROBBIE BANKS WOODS
August 29, 1960
November 21, 2001
CLASS OF 1979
JOHN MARCUS BARNES
July 16, 1932
March 21, 2013
CARRIE MARIE
"BARNES" BULLARD
July 25, 1961
June 20, 2001
CLASS OF 1979
BARBARA JOYCE
"BARNES" ABBEY  
December 6, 1943
November 14, 2013
CLASS OF 1962
BARBARA JOYCE BARNES ABBEY  
(November 6, 1943 - November 14, 2013)
CLASS OF 1962

14, 2013, in Denton, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Denton Funeral
Home.
ROBERT EDWARD
BALLEW  
May 26, 1936
January 20, 2014
CLASS OF 1953
ROBERT EDWARD BALLEW  (May 26, 1936 - January 20, 2014)
CLASS OF 1953

Funeral services for Robert Edward Ballew, 77, of Plano, Texas are set for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at First Baptist
Church, Gainesville, Texas. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A
reception for family and friends will be held at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall following the burial. Eddie passed away
Monday, January 20, 2014 in Plano. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Jean Ballew, his mother, Gladys Huneycutt
Ballew, his father, Buren “Buck” Ballew, and his brother, Wesley Ballew. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and
Pat Ballew; sister-in-law Wanda Ballew; son and daughter-in-law Gregg and Lisa Ballew of Plano; daughter Denise Ballew of
Alexandria, Virginia; daughter and son-in-law Marla and Michael Ford of Plano, Texas; grandchildren Natalie Ballew, Davis Ballew,
Lila Ford, and Colton Ford; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Rita Langley of Lake Kiowa, Texas; nephew Jeff Langley
and family of San Diego, California; niece Cyndy Crider and family of Castaic, California; and many cousins and in-laws. Eddie was
born in Gainesville, Texas on May 26, 1936. He graduated from the University of North Texas and married Peggy on March 31,
1957. After raising their family in Gainesville, Peggy and Eddie moved to Plano in 1988. He worked in the trucking and real estate
businesses for many years while also travelling and enjoying time with his grandchildren. Eddie was a member of Prestonwood
Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Eddie’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Texas –
Music Ministry, 308 East Broadway Street, Gainesville, Texas, 76240; or, to Gainesville ISD Education Foundation, 800 South
Morris, Gainesville, Texas, 76240.
TRAVIS WILLIAM BANKS   
February 14, 1985
August 22, 2014
CLASS OF 2003   
TRAVIS WILLIAM BANKS  (February 14, 1985-August 22, 2014)
CLASS OF 2003   

Travis William Banks was born on February 14, 1985 to Jeff and Sandy (Albro) Banks. He made
the perfect addition to the growing family and was welcomed by his older sister Kacie.

Travis was a bright fun-loving child growing up. A true country boy that enjoyed playing in the
woods, fishing with his father and grandfather, and swimming in the creek. He was involved in
every sports activity possible throughout his school years. Travis had big dreams that one day he
would go to culinary school and get to continue his love of cooking.

He got the pleasure of welcoming another brother, Kamen, into his life when he was 13. He was
so proud to be a big brother. He later met and fell in love with Charity Cavitt of Gainesville. They
were engaged to be married and planned on starting a family one day. Travis enjoyed spending
time with his two nephews Trevor and Cash. Whether it was taking them fishing or simply
watching cartoons with them. Travis still enjoyed fishing and loved working in his garden
everyday. He was a member of the Cherokee Nation and held strong with his Native American
heritage.

Travis went to soar with the eagles on August 22,2014. He was a blessing to all who knew him and
will be forever missed. He was welcomed with open arms by his father, Jeff and grandfather, Sky
"Poppy" Banks. He is survived by his mother Sandy; older sister Kacie; and younger brother
Kamen; grandparents Joe and Carol Albro, and Billie Banks; and two nephews Trevor and Cash.
Also many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Memorial Services for family and friends will be held on Saturday August 30 th at the Downward
Fairplains Community Center at 11 am.
MARK ANTHONY
BARNES
March 23, 1958
November 21, 1989
CLASS OF 1976
ELLA BAKER SANFORD
April 19, 1944
July 07, 2014
CLASS OF 1962
DERYL BARNES (September 6, 1927-January 1, 2015)
CLASS OF 1945


Funeral Services for Deryl (Lester) Barnes will be held
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist
Church of Gainesville with Rev. J. L. Williams officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be
held Monday, January 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at Meador
Funeral Home. He passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015
at Gainesville, Texas at the age of eighty-seven. Meador
Funeral Home of Gainesville is in charge of arrangements.

He was born to Lester R. and Iva Jewel (Estes) Barnes on
September 6, 1927 in Gainesville, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Barnes; sons, Larry Barnes
of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Kent and wife, Gail Barnes of Glen
Rose, Texas, Ronnie Harper and wife, Karen of Combine,
Texas, Robert Harper and wife, Cindy of Irving, Texas;
daughters, Brenda Moore of Dallas, Texas and Lisa and
Bryan White of Mesquite, Texas; Grandchildren, Ashley
Walker, Ivy Barnes, Carolyn Barnes, David Barnes, Stefanie
Sneed, Ryan Harper, Russel Harper, Nancy Casteel, Lane
Harper, Jacob Harper, Brandon Dix, Jonathan Taylor,
Angela Taylor, Michael Moore, Jerad White and Britni White;
and several Great-Grandchildren and one sister, Barbara
Phillips of Keller, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Bobbie
Wiseman Barnes, and one sister, Sybil Gant.
DERYL LESTER BARNES
September 6, 1927
January 1, 2015
CLASS OF 1945
CT BABCOCK
October 9, 1975
February 24, 2017
CLASS OF 1993
CT BABCOCK (October 9, 1975-February 24, 2017)
CLASS OF 1993

Clayton Thomas "C.T." Babcock
C.T. went to be with his Lord and savior on February 24, 2017. He graduated Gainesville High School, Gainesville, TX in
1993, was voted Student Body President and played Offensive Tackle for GHS in Gainesville, he also attended East
Texas State and the University of North Texas. C.T. cherished his high school friends as well as many others and all the
memories. He was employed by Bill Utter Ford, who he considered family, and held a deep love for all things Ford
related. C.T. had a big heart and was a true animal lover. He cherished his two cats, Doc and Morris, along with his
beautiful salt water fish collection. C.T. never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He enjoyed working with
computers and excelled at anything electronically related.
Raised in the horse industry, he was extremely knowledgeable and had a love for the family business. He resided in
Gainesville and Sanger, TX and was blessed with many loyal and loving friends.
He is survived by parents Sharon & Randy Butler of Gainesville, TX and Jim (Kelly) Babcock of Sanger, TX, along with
three children, daughters Riley Evelyn Babcock and Ryan Lane Babcock of Aubrey, TX and a son, Jaxon Burdette
Babcock of Gainesville, TX. Brother & sister in law, Troy & Jaime Babcock of Wheelock, TX and step-sister Lydia Butler
of Gainesville, TX, nieces Skylar Renee and Lexy Lena Babcock of Wheelock, TX and Maddison Jane VanHoose of
Gainesville, TX. Grandfather Ross Clayton Babcock of Alymer, Ontario, Canada, and grandmother Marian Elaine
Williamson of Skippack, PA. He also had a large extended family of many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was Preceded in death by his grandmother Anna Jean Babcock of Alymer, Ontario, Canada and grandfather
Thomas Robert Williamson of Skippack, PA.
The family wishes to host a memorial Celebration of Life on April 2nd. In lieu of flowers there has been a trust fund set
up for C.T.'s three children at
First State Bank, Gainesville, TX (C.T. Babcock Benefit Account, FBO Riley, Ryan & Jaxon Babcock. Our sincere thank
you to his close friends who have been there for the family.
KEITH BARRICK
January 23, 1947
July 2, 2013
GISD STAFF/COACH
BOB BARNETT
DOB AND DOD Pending
CLASS OF 1962
CAROL ANN "BARNES MARLER
November 19, 1958 - November 09, 2017
CLASS OF 1977

Carol Ann Barnes Marler was born November 19, 1958 in Gainesville at the Old Sanitarium Hospital on
Lindsay Street by Sharon Diann Barnes and Jerry Bruce Barnes. Raised up in an oil field family, her
grandfather and father owned Barnes Brother Well Service. She has four siblings: Lynn Haverkamp, Jana
Fisher, Kris Brown, and Paul Barnes. Carol was exposed to small business in cooke county all her life.

On June 14, 1978 Carol married a car salesman, James Everett Marler III. She raised three children who
she was very proud of, Elizabeth Reyna, Erin Marler, and Jessica Marler. Carol loved going to garage and
estate sales. She had a keen eye for bargains, especially antiques, dolls, and collectables. She was
excellent at buying, but not so good at selling.

Carol had a passion for gardening, the outdoors, reading, and hours spent riding on her Massey-Ferguson
diesel tractor accompanied by her poodle, Teddy. She has four grandchildren: Marley, Holden, Elijah, and
Sawyer. She was a genuine, unique, and highly intelligent person who had a knack for connecting and
understanding people she met. She will forever leave a loving impression on the people’s hearts she
touched. Carol loved God and God loved Carol.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. at George J. Carroll
funeral home. The funeral proceedings will be held at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home on Sunday,
November 12, 2017 at 2:00PM.
CAROL ANN "BARNES MARLER
November 19, 1958 - November 09, 2017
CLASS OF 1977