JESSIE KEITH BEAM  
August 31, 1955
November 29, 1978
CLASS OF 1973
RICHARD BEAM
January 25, 1966
May 28, 1983
CLASS OF 1984
BARRY LYNN BIFFLE
CLASS OF 1980

A memorial graveside service for Barry Lynn Biffle, 47, of Gainesville, is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1,
2009 in the Reed Cemetery in Myra with Rev. Jim Goodwin officiating.
Services are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Biffle passed away Nov. 23, 2009 in Gainesville.

He was born March 8, 1962 in Gainesville to Earnest David and Jeannie Pierce Biffle.
Mr. Biffle loved building and working with mechanics. He was a true craftsman with numerous skills. He
had a great love for animals especially unusual or unique animals.

He is survived by his wife, Clarissa Alanso Biffle of Cebu, Phillipines; children, Lindsay Biffle and David
Biffle; mother, Jeannie Biffle; brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Sherry Biffle; sister and
brother-in-law, Karen and Burke Barclay; brother, Brian Biffle and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father.

Honorary pallbearers are Brian Ott, James Calhoun, Breck Montgomery, Mark Edington, Steve Bullard
and Donnie Lloyd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barry Lynn Biffle memorial fund at the
First State Bank.
SANDRA ANN (BeSAW) McLAUGHLIN 1938-2011

AUSTIN — Sandra Ann (BeSaw) McLaughlin, of Austin, died Thursday, July 28, 2011 in an Austin hospital,
surrounded by her family and a close friend. She was 72.
Sandra was born Dec. 28, 1938 in Gainesville to Donald and Jody BeSaw who were in the restaurant
business in Gainesville and Saint Jo for many years.
She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1957.

Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Onion Creek Memorial Park in Austin.
A visitation is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Gene McLaughlin; three children, son, Kevin McLaughlin and his
fiance Lisa Hyden; daughter, Kathleen McLaughlin Battle and husband Frank Battle and daughter, Grace;
son, Mike McLaughlin and his wife, Nicci and their daughter, Kelci; and a brother, Larry BeSaw, all of Austin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Austin Peel & Son Funeral Home in Austin.
STEVEN LOYD
BEAUCHAMP  
October 7, 1961
November 19, 1986
CLASS OF 1979
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CHARLES RONALD
BERNAUER
January 1, 1936
February 16, 2006
CLASS OF 1954
JERRY BLOUNT 1933-2008 (Jerry and the Snow Cone Stand)

Services for Jerry Blount, 74, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. today at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home Chapel in Gainesville with Dr. Mark Denison, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will
follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Blount died March 20, 2008, at Renaissance Care Center.

He was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Gainesville to Tom and Mary Lee McCutchen Blount. He was a graduate of
Gainesville High School and for many years and operated Jerry’s Snow Cones Stand at the California Street
and Grand Avenue intersection. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Blount on Dec. 23, 1986; mother, Mary Lee Blount on April 28,
1995; and brother, Tom Blount Jr. on March 3, 2000.

Pallbearers include Roy Housewright, Don Hocker, Don Roff and Doug Wade.
Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
DONALD JOE BOAZ 1948-1968

Birth Date: 19 Aug 1948     Death Date: 12 Apr 1968
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian (White)
Home City: Gainesville    Home State: Texas
Religion: Baptist - Other Groups
Marital Status: Single (Spouse Not Listed)
SSN/Service #: 15807636
Citizen Status: U.S.
Death Date: 12 Apr 1968
Processed Date: Apr 1968
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile - Died of Wounds
Casualty Reason: Multi-Fragment Wounds
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG)
Military Grade: Private First Class
Pay Grade: Private First Class (U.S. Army) or Airman
First Class (U.S. Air Force) or Lance Corporal (U.S.
Marine Corps) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First
Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Second Column: A; Third
And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast
Guard)
Province: Military Region 1 - Thua Thien
Length of Service : 00
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)
Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File
CHARLES RONALD BERNAUER  1936-2006
CLASS OF 1954

FEBRUARY 18, 2006 12:05AM

____ CHARLES RONALD BERNAUER, 70, of Gainesville, Texas,
died the evening of February 16,2006, at his home, due to the
complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Born January 1, 1936, in Muenster, Texas, he was the son of
Charles J. and Cora Mitchell Bernauer.  His father preceded him in
death in 1948.  His mother survives.

Mr. Bernauer was the owner and operator of the South Grand
Garage.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, restoring old automobiles and
spending time with his grandchildren.  He also loved to pamper
his red 1965 Chevy pickup truck.

Mr. Bernauer was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Church in
Gainesville.

In addition to his mother, survivors include two daughters,
Connie Bernauer Lombardo of New Castle, Pa. and Lisa Hammer
of Gainesville; a son, Chuck Bernauer of Gainesville; a brother,
Doug Mitchell of Wichita Falls, Texas; a sister Nancy Smolleck of
San Antonio; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In additon to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Robert Bernauer.

Local arrangements are by the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral
Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.

Online condolences may be received at
www.decarbofuneralhome.com
SANDRA ANN "BeSAW"
McLAUGHLIN
December 28, 1938
July 28, 2011
CLASS OF 1957
GUY BEASLEY
April 16, 1931
October  3, 1988
GISD TEACHER OF
TRIG/GEOMETRY/MATH
CLASS OF 1948
DARRELL LEE BINGHAM 1951-February 24, 2013

Darrell Lee Bingham, 61, passed away from his battle with cancer on
February 24, 2013. He was born on September 10, 1951 in Wichita Falls.

Darrell was preceded in death by his son, Drew M. Bingham;
brother-in-law, John Kelly Bickham Jr.; and friend, Daniel Alonzo.

He is survived by his wife, Debora Bingham of Corpus Christi; parents,
Werva Bingham, Gene and Edna Bingham; his inlaws, Kelly and Velma
Bickham; brother and sister-inlaw, Dennis and Debbie Bingham; sister
and brother in-law, Bill and Genie Linn; sister and brother-inlaw, Brenda
and Ken Smith; sons and daughters in-law, Stephen and Jamie Bingham,
Greg and Lori Bingham, Justin and Becky Flores, Derek and Kristen
Bingham; and nine grandchildren, Kyli, Tayler, Cade, Drew, Blaine, Bryce,
Luke, Lee and Lila Bingham.

His memorial service will be February 28 at 3 p.m. at River Hills Baptist
church, 16318 FM 624, Robstown, Texas 78380.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drew M. Bingham
Foundation Endowment at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, 6300
Ocean Drive, Unit 5741 Corpus Christi, Texas 78412.
ROBERT J. BLOUNT, JR.
CLASS OF 1955

Graveside services for Robert J. Blount, Jr., 75, are set for Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery
Pavilion.

Mr. Blount died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Hudson, Fla.

He was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Gainesville.

Survivors include his brother, Bill Blount.

Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hudson, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
CLYDE BENNETT
October 17, 1935
May 9, 2013
CLASS OF 1954
CLYDE BENNETT    (October 17, 1935 - May 9, 2013)
CLASS OF 1954


A graveside service for Clyde Bennett, 77, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11,
2013 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Ricky Kerr officiating. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on
Friday, May 10 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Bennett passed away May 9, 2013 in Dallas.

Mr. Bennett was born October 17, 1935 in Gainesville, TX to Ira and Mary Bennett.

Clyde retired from Armco Steel, Parker Electric and served as a Marine in the Korean War.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Ruth Bennett of Gainesville; children: David and Karla Bennett,
Andy and Kathy Barnes, and Steve and DeAnn Bennett; grandchildren: Chris and Jennifer Bennett, Bryce
Bennett, Stephen and Britney Barnes, Stuart Barnes, Shaun Bennett, and Braeden Bennett; and
great-grandchildren: Courtney, Taylor, Seth and Jacob Bennett.

Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Irene Cady, Monroe Bennett, Thelma
Springer, Wanda Walters, Jack Bennett and Faye Johnson.

Pallbearers will be his six grandsons: Chris, Bryce, Shaun, & Braeden Bennett and Stephen & Stuart Barnes.

You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
J. R. "RUSTY" BEAVER
September 4, 1948
June 27, 2013
CLASS OF 1966
J. R. "RUSTY" BEAVER  (September 4, 1948 - June 27, 2013)
CLASS OF 1966

Funeral services for J.R. "Rusty" Beaver, 64, of Gainesville, will be 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 30th at The Church of Jesus Christ with Pastor Arthur Green
officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home. Mr.
Beaver died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Atrium Hospital in Corinth.

J.R. Beaver was born in Gainesville, Texas September 4, 1948, the son of
James Robert and Pauline (Morton) Beaver. He was a veteran of the US
Army. J.R. married Sheryl Beaver on June 30, 1972. He was a long time
employee of Weber Aircraft and was also employed by Industrial Models,
Inc. in Gainesville for seventeen years until retiring for health reasons.
Rusty was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer before his illness. He was
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ on Broadway Street.

Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Lynn Beaver of Gainesville; son, Jason
Russell Beaver of Brazoria; daughters, Leslie Michelle Mitchell of
Gainesville and Regina Marie Camberos of Gainesville; grandchildren,
Joseph Russell Beaver, Jacob Roel Vasquez, Katherine Anna Marie
Beaver, Zachary John Griffin, Fabian Noel Camberos and Zoe Marie
Camberos; brother, James Michael Beaver of Gainesville and sister,
Pattie Sue Stinnett of Gainesville. He was preceded in death by his
parents and a sister, Barbara Gayle Wilson.
STANLEY JAMES BIGGERS (December 10, 1980 - July 7, 2013)
CLASS OF 2000

Funeral services for Stanley James Biggers, 32, of Gainesville, are
scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Hillcrest Church of
Christ with Bro. Weldon Stroker officiating. Burial will follow at
Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00
p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Biggers passed away July 7, 2013 in Gainesville.

Stanley was born December 10, 1980 in Sherman, TX to Billy Ray
Biggers and Anita Biggers.

He loved spending time with his daughter, family and friends.

He is survived by: father, Billy Ray Biggers of Diboll; mother, Anita Hall
Biggers of Carrollton; fiancé, Sarah Bryant of Gainesville; daughter,
Mariah Biggers of Gainesville; daughter, Hannah Bauwin; daughter,
Tristan Bryant; son, Caden Bryant; son, Caleb Bryant; brother, Billy
Rae Biggers, Jr. of Richmond, CA; sister, Angela Manuel and husband,
Claude of Gainesville; brother, Leamond Biggers of Sacramento, CA;
sister, Camilla Biggers of Carrollton; sister, Shonta Biggers of
Carrollton; brother, Byron Biggers of Carrollton; grandmother, Fannie
Bell Biggers of Gainesville; and grandfather, Andrew Williams of
Gainesville.

Stanley is also survived by: extended family, Ladisca Hardin; Brian
Smith of Jacksonville, FL and Adia Magsbe and husband, Ronald of
Bakersfield, CA; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Stanley was preceded in death by: daughter, Mikaylie Biggers;
grandmothers, Louise Hall and Williesteen Oatts; and grandfather,
Ruben Biggers.

Serving as pallbearers are: Kendrick Grundy, Monte Whetstone,
Robbie Newton, Ryan Molsbee, Claude Manuel, Jr., Brian Byars, and
Jeffrey Betts.
STANLEY JAMES BIGGERS
December 10, 1980
July 7, 2013
CLASS OF 2000
WILLIAM PRICE
BIRKHEAD
June 13, 1967
November 21, 2001
CLASS OF 1985
DWAYNE BEAVER
September 7, 1944
April 16, 2008
CLASS OF 1962
CHARLES BOAZ (November 1, 1940-January 8, 2011)
CLASS OF 1960

GORDONVILLE — Memorial services for Charles Boaz, 70, of Gordonville are set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.
11, 2011 at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville, with Bro. Wendall Glen officiating.
Services are under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Mr. Boaz died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Centennial Medical Center in Frisco.
He was born Nov. 1, 1940 in Sadler.
Mr. Boaz is survived by his wife, Tanis Wells of Gordonville; son, Arty Wells of Dallas; daughters, Tracy
Sikorski of Fort Pierce, Fla., Shelly Ward of Gainesville, Angie Mannis of Fort Pierce, Fla., Tanya Pachen of
Gordonville and Jonnice Paschen of Gainesville; brothers, Mike Boaz of Gainesville, Bobby Boaz of
Woodbine, Gary Glen of Gainesville, Stanley Glen of Gainesville and Ricky Boaz of Gainesville; sisters,
Dorothy Kidd of Anna and Billie Marie Holley of Gainesville; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
There is no planned visitation.
LUCINE "BOAZ" HACKLER (January 20, 1935 - July 3, 2011)
CLASS OF 1953

Funeral services for Lucine Hackler, 76, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the
Christian Life Center at Temple Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Chennault officiating. Burial will follow in
Fairview Cemetery. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Lucine passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Denton Regional Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 20, 1935 in Gainesville to Ernest and Mary Frances (Newsom) Boaz.

She married James Hackler on March 1, 1952. Mrs. Hackler was a homemaker and a member of Temple
Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lucine loved to travel.

Lucine Hackler is survived by her husband of 59 years, James Hackler of Gainesville; daughter, Karen
Ortowski of Whitesboro; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Terry Willis of Gainesville; son and
daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Janis Hackler of Callisburg; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Deanna
Vanhoose of Henrietta and brother and sister-in-law, Don and Ruth Boaz of Conroe; eight grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary Boaz.

Visitation is planned for 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

The Gainesville Daily Register, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Birth:         Jan. 20, 1935
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Death:         Jul. 3, 2011
Denton
Denton County
Texas, USA
KELLY ANN BLEVINS HUGHES (December 12, 1957 - July 2, 2015)
CLASS OF 1976

Funeral services for Kelly Ann Hughes, 57, of Gainesville, are set for 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 7, 2015 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 Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A visitation will be held at the funeral
home Monday, July 6, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Kelly was born in Gainesville on December 12, 1957 to Bill Truitt and Neva Dell (Shipley) Blevins, Sr. She
passed away on July 2, 2015 in Gainesville.

She managed Buffalo Business Products in Gainesville for many years.

She is survived by her daughter Amy Hamilton and her husband Chris of Lake Kiowa; grandchildren Logan,
Nate, Gabrielle, Alex, and Anna Rose Hamilton; sister Lisa Bierschenk and her husband Wayne of Valley
View; brother Bill Blevins and his wife Angie of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.
MARGARET ANN BEWLEY
March 09, 1938
December 21, 2015
GISD STAFF/TEACHER
MARGARET ANN BEWLEY (March 09, 1938-December 21, 2015)
GISD STAFF/TEACHER

Margaret Ann Bewley passed away on December 21, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born on
March 9, 1938 in Cooke County, Texas to William John Enderby and Ethel Lewis Enderby.

On December 23, 1955, Margaret and Glenn D. Bewley were married. After graduating from the University
of North Texas, she taught in the Gainesville School District for 25 years. Her love for fashion was fulfilled in
her downtown shop, Chapman’s, where she enjoyed her customers.

Margaret is survived by her husband Glenn D. Bewley of Gainesville; her daughter Doris Ward and husband
Curtis of Richmond; son Jackie Bewley and wife Rosemarie of Flower Mound; son Don Bewley of Gainesville;
11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers David,
Lewis, Andrew, Frank, and Charlie Enderby; Sisters Dixie Chalmers, and Johnnie Mae Stobaugh.

Visitation from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Geo J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be on Thursday December 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home with the Rev. Don
Yeager officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Cooke County, 315 W.
Hird St. Gainesville, TX 76240.
KENNETH "DEE" KEN
BLANTON
June 18, 1917
January 4, 1999
CLASS OF 1935
JERRY BLOUNT
December 20, 1933
March 20, 2008
CLASS OF 1955
JAMES WELDON BENNETT
January 28, 1922
May 4, 2016)
CLASS OF 1942
JAMES WELDON BENNETT
CLASS OF 1942

James Weldon Bennett, 94, Jasper, Texas formerly of Gainesville, passed
away May 4, 2016 in Jasper. He was born to S. L. and Thelma (Garvin)
Bennett on January 28, 1922. He married Laverne Richardson on January
12, 1941 in Ardmore. Oklahoma.

He had two Masters, a PhD. in Psychology and was a Minister. He also
served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He
received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and
the United Nations Service Medal.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7th at Meador
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Stobaugh officiating. Interment will
follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Viewing from noon on Friday,
May 6th until 8:00 p.m. A visitation will be held at the funeral home
Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m. until just before the funeral service.

Survivors include his son, Gary and Amy Bennett of Austin; daughter,
Kathy and Rusty Hebert of Jasper; 8 grandchildren; 4 great
grandchildren; brother, Sidney Garvin Bennett of Gainesville and
son-in-law Wally Berends of McKinney.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Laverne Bennett August 21, 2010
and daughter, Elizabeth Berends.
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
LUCINE BOAZ
January 20, 1935
July 3, 2011
CLASS OF 1953
DONALD JOE BOAZ
August 19, 1948
April 12, 1968
CLASS PENDING
CHARLES BOAZ
November 1, 1940
January 8, 2011
CLASS OF 1960
ROBERT J. BLOUNT, JR.  
September 2, 1937
March 10, 2013
CLASS OF 1955
KELLY "BLEVINS" HUGHES
December 12, 1957
July 2, 2015
CLASS OF 1976
JIMMIE "BLACK" COX
DOB Pending
May 2, 2009
CLASS OF 1966
FLOYD SEVIRNE BISHOP
May 11, 1935 - May 05, 2017
CLASS OF 1955
FLOYD SEVIRNE BISHOP
May 11, 1935 - May 05, 2017
CLASS OF 1955

Services for Floyd Sevirne Bishop, 81, of Gainesville, Texas, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 10, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home, 602 Lindsay St, with Pastor Tom Patzer
and Pastor Buz Ztarrett officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at
the funeral home. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.

Floyd passed away quietly Friday, May 5, in Gainesville, with his family at his side.

He was born May 11, 1935, in Fairfield, Texas, to Floyd Henry and Dorothy Ellen Bishop. He attended
school in Smyer, Texas, and Gainesville, graduating from Gainesville High School in 1955. Floyd
attended North Texas Community College for four years. He served in the U.S. Army’s 2nd Missile
Batallion/NORAD at Allison Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. He worked for Southland Paint Co. in
Gainesville for 20 years and then at the Gainesville Civic Center until he retired. He loved working there
and enjoyed being around people.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Floyd married the love of his life on
June 9, 1956, in Wichita Falls. He was a hard-working man and always took great care of his family. He
enjoyed traveling to Branson, Missouri, and Petite Jean State Park in Arkansas. Floyd loved working in
his shop, restoring classic cars, and collecting antiques, especially radios, lunchboxes, and bicycles, as
well as maintaining a perfectly manicured lawn.

Floyd was a Seventh-Day Adventist and attended church in Gainesville.

He was well known for his friendly personality, and he never met a stranger, talking to everyone he
met. Floyd had a heart of gold and would do anything to help those in need.

Survivors include his wife, Violet Janet Belz Bishop of Gainesville; daughter Teresa “Pyper” Roe and
son-in-law Kim Roe of Oklahoma City, Okla.; son Steven Bishop and daughter-in-law Laurie Bishop of
Gainesville; two granddaughters, Jamie Collette and Desiree Collette, and one great-granddaughter,
Lacie Collette, all of Gainesville; three brothers and one sister.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and one brother.

Pallbearers are nephews David Belz, Jr., Gary Argo, Jeffrey Bishop, Darren Bishop, Philip Belz, Ricky
Belz, and Dr. Jeff Belz. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Argo and Ricky Harrison.
DARRELL LEE BINGHAM
September 10, 1951
February 24, 2013
CLASS OF 1970
JOHN HENRY BIGGAR
October 28, 1944 - March 16, 2017
CLASS OF 1963
JOHN HENRY BIGGAR (October 28, 1944 - March 16, 2017)
CLASS OF 1963

John Henry Biggar, 72, of Austin, TX, passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 at his home,
according to his wishes, where he was lovingly cared for by his family and friends. John was
born on October 28, 1944 to Bill Biggar and Lucille (Cindy) Shaw Biggar in Alice, Texas.

John and his family later moved to Gainesville, TX where he graduated from Gainesville High
School in 1963. A couple of years later, a young girl caught his eye and he and Phyllis Moore
were married. John graduated from North Texas State University in 1969 where his mother
was a dorm director. He paid his way through college by working for the railroad and loading
trucks on the freight docks in Dallas on the weekends.

John's first job out of college transferred him to Austin in 1970. When told he was being
transferred again he quit and started his own business. He was never an employee again.
John was born with an entrepreneurial spirit and was never afraid to take a risk. He
continued to establish numerous successful businesses. In 1980 he dipped his toe into
national politics and ran for the U.S. House of Representatives. All during this time, Phyllis
continued to support him in every endeavor.

John enjoyed sports, played tennis in college and was an accomplished snow skier. He loved
to play golf and made many good friends on the links. He was a longtime member of Austin
Country Club. He also loved classic cars and owned several.

John's greatest love was for his family. John liked to say he lived his life by the three 'F's -
his faith, his family and his friends. He was very proud of his children and their
accomplishments. John was a very loving grandfather to his eight grandchildren who called
him, Big Dad.

John was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved older sister Billie Lou Biggar
Gilmer. John is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years Phyllis; his children Staci Biggar,
Craig Biggar and his wife Carrie, Marci Biggar Jones and her husband Marc; his grandchildren
Camren and Sofia Ordaz, Caroline, William and Catherine Biggar, Tyler, Olyvia and Audrey
Jones; his sister Dicy Perry and her husband David; brother Bobby Biggar and his wife Carol;
several special nieces and nephews; and many, many long time friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Covenant Presbyterian
Church 3003 Northland Drive in Austin, Texas at 2:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of
John's life at Chez Zee on Balcones Drive.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice Austin at 4107 Spicewood Springs Road,
Austin, Texas 78759. The family would like to thank our special hospice nurse Debbie Cooper
and his caring CA Brenda Diaz.

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com - Arrangements by
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin, TX - (512) 452-8811
BARRY LYNN BIFFLE
March 8, 1962
November 23, 2009
CLASS OF 1980
NETTIE MAE "BEELER" HURTA
June 15, 1939 - April 15, 2017
CLASS OF 1957
NETTIE MAE "BEELER" HURTA
June 15, 1939 - April 15, 2017
CLASS OF 1957

Nettie Mae Beeler Hurta left this world for her eternal home in Heaven with loved ones by her side
on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 77. Nettie Mae Beeler was born on June 15, 1939 to
Clarence Lafayette Beeler and Bertie Lucille Jones Beeler. She was also known as Mom, Nana, Sister
and Friend.

Nettie is survived by her three daughters: Stephenie Conner Smith (Jeffrey), Rosemarie Conner
Preston (Robert), and Debra Hurta Hebert (Todd); grandchildren: Randi Preston Lott (Even), Scott
Norris (Miranda), Alan Jeffrey Smith, Caitlin Smith Johnson (Blake), Kayla Lynn Hebert, and Krista
Rose Hebert; great-grandchildren: Brooklynn Von Lott, Wesley Lafayette Lott, Cheyenne Nicole
Neely, Abygail Rose Lott, Christian Neeko Lott and Jude Norris; siblings: Doris Beeler Stephenson
(Wallace), Howard Wesley Beeler (Janice), Hazel Beeler Rains (Ray), Leta Beeler Theobald
(Michael), Mona Beeler Alexander (Jim), and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is pre-deceased by her parents and her brother, Clarence Lafayette Beeler Jr.

Nettie was a member of Towne North Baptist Church and considered them her family. She spent her
career as a teacher, both officially for the school district, but also unofficially for any child that
needed help in learning. Nettie had many hobbies and passions such as Red Hats, sewing, collecting
and traveling. She loved Dove candy, lime diet coke, and card games. She gave her time and was
adored by many - the most selfless person ever known to her family and friends. Nettie was able to
spend her time after retirement with her daughters and grandchildren for which she taught so much
and most of all she taught of her love of Christ.

Serving as pallbearers are her nephews: Shelby Rains, Bradley Rains, Kelly Beeler, Jason
Alexander, Ethan Rains and Colton Beeler.

Visitation will be Friday, April 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A
funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 22 at the funeral home with Pastor Ken
Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Nelson Grove Cemetery in Woodbine.
JAMES MICHAEL "MIKE"
BEAVER
June 20, 1950
April 5, 2017
CLASS OF 1969
JAMES MICHAEL "MIKE" BEAVER
June 20, 1950 - April 5, 2017
CLASS OF 1969

Services for James Michael "Mike" Beaver, 66, of Gainesville, are pending with the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Beaver passed away April 5, 2017 in Gainesville. He was born in Gainesville on June 20,
1950 to James Robert and Pauline (Morton) Beaver.

Mike is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Larry McKnight of Gainesville;
sister and brother-in-law Pattie Sue (Beaver) and Robert F. Stinnett of Gainesville; 3
granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Beaver was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Debbie Beaver; his children, Tarjia
and Joseph Beaver; brother J. R. Beaver; sister Barbara Gail Beaver Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.  You may
sing the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.