June 9, 1930
July 3, 1994
CLASS OF 1948
June 30, 1945
February 23, 1968
CLASS OF 1962
|NEVA JOYCE BROWNING
September 11, 1931
May 29, 2008
CLASS OF 1948
|BRANDON GAIL BURGESS 1975-2011
Funeral services for Brandon Gail Burgess, 36, of Gainesville are set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at
First Christian Church in Gainesville with Rev. Mark Lowen officiating. Services are under the direction of the
Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Brandon Gail Burgess died May 14, 2011 at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born March 24,
1975 in Denton to Richard and Debbie (Offord) Burgess.
He married April Dawn Sanders on June 13, 2006 in Las Vegas. He was employed with Select Energy
Services. He had worked at Peterbilt and graduated from Gainesville High School in 1991. He loved to fish.
Survivors include his wife, April Burgess of Gainesville; son, Brady Burgess of Gainesville; step-daughter
Cheyenne Donnelly of Gainesville; mother, Debbie Burgess of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Corey
and Taylor Burgess of Carrollton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kellye and Brandon Martin of Gainesville, and
Kacye and Eric Vann of Houston; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Allan and Judy Sanders; sisters-in-law,
Amy Sanders, Amanda Sanders and Jenny Sanders; grandmother, Marilyn Offorf of Gainesville; and several
uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Burgess.
Visitation is set for this evening, May 16, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
|JUDY "BULLARD" WOLFE 1945-2009
Judy Bullard Wolfe, 63, of Gainesville entered her heavenly home April 2, 2009 at Denton Regional Hospital.
She was born in Gainesville on July 30, 1945 to Rev. Herschel and Ruth Greene-Bullard, and was a graduate
of Gainesville High School and North Central Texas College. Judy married Phillip Ray Wolfe on July 28, 1965
Mrs. Wolfe worked as a medical transcriptionist at NTMC for a number of years. She was a faithful member
of Calvary Baptist Church and had previously served as organist and Bible study teacher.
Judy is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Phillip Wolfe of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law,
Steve and Gail Bullard of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bob Chapman of Gainesville;
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Sammie Wolfe of Thackerville, Okla.; nieces and their
spouses, Tami Chapman-Henry and Ron, Traci Chapman-King and Stephen, Jennifer Chapman-Seckel and
Rick and Connie Wolfe and Sonny Allmand; niece, Stephanee Bullard; nephew and spouse, Chad Mansfield
and Christy; nephew, Mike Wolfe; great nephews, Drew Alvarado and Dalton McConnell; great niece and
spouse, Loran McConnell-Hensley and Jesse; great-great niece, Mia Hensley and great-great nephew, Micah
Hensley and a host of extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are set for 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church in Gainesville, with
burial to follow in Thackerville, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Geo J. Carroll and Son Funeral
Visitation is set for Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home.
|JENNIFER LYNN "BRYANT" ROBERTS MEEK 1971-1999
Class of 1989
OWENS CROSSROADS, Ala.- Services for Jennifer Lynn Roberts Meek, 28, of Owens Crossroads, Ala.,
are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hollis Parsons,
Nazarene minister, and the Rev. Larry Wright of the First Church of the Nazarene in Gainesville
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral
Home in Gainesville.
Mrs. Meek died Oct. 26, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 13, 1971, in Gainesville to Roy and Flo Bryant. She was a member of the Temple
Survivors include her husband, Luke Meek of Owens Crossroads, Ala.; father, Roy Bryant of
Collinsville; mother Flo Bryant of Gainesville; sons, Brandon Roberts of Gainesville and Anthony
Rameriz of Gainesville; daughters, Brandi Roberts of Gainesville and Bliss Ann Meek of Owens
Crossroads, Ala.; grandparents, Elbert and Valta Bryant of Gainesville; sister, Samantha Nissen and
Tammy Bryant of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Levi Thompson, James Robinson, Craig Mullins, Darrell Meek, Brad Bell and Anthony
Tullis. Honorary Pallbearers are Ryan Robertson, Wesley Hall, Chris Nissen, Bob Stacy and David Meek.
The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
|BILLIE MERLE "BROWN" MOLLENHOUR 1946-2007
CLASS OF 1965
Funeral services for Billie Merle Mollenhour, 60, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Fair Avenue
Baptist Church in Gainesville with Rev. Garry Way officiating, assisted by Tim Sicking, under the direction of
Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Interment will follow in New Resthaven Cemetery in Gainesville.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2007. Mrs. Mollenhour passed away
with her two granddaughters, Theresa Arnett and Makayla Mollenhour on Monday, June 18, 2007, in
Billie was born on August 17, 1946, in Gainesville, Texas, to George Edward and Edna (Fink) Brown. She
loved her family dearly.
Billie is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Goodman of Gainesville; three sons, James Mollenhour Jr. of
Pilot Point, Harold James Mollenhour of Gainesville and Dale Allen Garret of Whitesboro; two daughters,
Tammy Garrett and Debra Garrett, both of Gainesville; two sisters, Linda Stapp of White Settlement and
Theresa Brown of Gainesville; two brothers, George Brown and Oscar Brown, both of Whitesboro; and four
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Crisp.
Pallbearers are Patrick Mollenhour, Beau Euster, Jeff Reanch, Michael Johnson, Bobby Mollenhour and Rick
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhome.com
|BILLIE JOYCE "BROWN"
August 17, 1946
June 18, 2007
CLASS OF 1965
|RUEL EVONNE BROWN
May 23, 1958
May 13, 1997
CLASS OF 1977
|NEVA JOYCE BROWNING FLOWERS WINKELS
(September 11, 1931 - May 29, 2008)
LINDSAY — Graveside service for Neva Joyce Winkels, 76, of Lindsay is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview
Cemetery with Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mrs. Winkels died May 29, 2008, at Renaissance Care Center.
She was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Wellington to L.F. and Tennie Browning. On Sept. 3, 1976, she married
Bryant Winkels in Ruidoso, N.M. She was a homemaker. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1948
and later attended Cooke County College.
Survivors include her husband, Bryant Winkels of Lindsay; son, David C. “Rod” Flowers Jr. of Bailey;
daughter, Brenda Diane Kroll of Dallas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Clifton
Browning of Lawton, Okla., Herschel Browning of Amarillo, Joboy Browning of Denton; and Sue Horn of
She was preceded in death by her parents, L.F. and Tennie Browning; sisters, Betty Browning and Shirley
Horn; son, Philip Danton Flowers; and a grandson.
Pallbearers are Pete Horn, Ron Daniel, Clay Dishman, Matt Poe, Oscar Medelline, Jim David Browning and
Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.Memorial contributions
may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County; P.O. Box 936; Gainesville, TX 76241-0936.
CLASS OF 1974
|JOE EMANUEL BUCK
December 4, 1941
December 3, 2011
CLASS OF 1960
|JOE EMANUEL BUCK (December 4, 1941 - December 3, 2011)
CLASS OF 1960
Private memorial services for Joe Emanuel Buck, 69, of Gainesville, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6,
2011. Joe was born December 4, 1941 in Nocona. He passed away at his residence on December 3, 2011.
He married Reba Koonce in Gainesville in 1958.
Joe loved to fish and hunt, especially for deer. Joe was a master electrician, and owned and operated
Texoma Electric. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #210.
daughter and son in law Denna and Kyle Kuhn of Lindsay; grandchildren Sara Booher of Denton, Lauren
McKnight of Gainesville, Pete York of Lewisville, Duke York of Denton, Teresa Lausier of Frisco, Bailey Kuhn
of Lindsay, Tanner Kuhn of Lindsay, and Karli Kuhn of Lindsay; great granddaughter Addison Booher of
Denton; sister Nancy Norcross of Gainesville; and brother William Buck of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
He is also survived by his step-sisters Patsy Owensby of Mesquite, and Billie Nichols of Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bailey Buck and Willie Jo Grundy and step-father W. B. Grundy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Denton, 5800 N. I-35 Suite 200, Denton,
September 19, 1950
May 9, 2015
CLASS OF 1969
|DAVID BRYANT (September 19, 1950 - May 9, 2015)
CLASS OF 1969
David Bryant's funeral will be held on Tuesday, May
19th at 2:00pm. It will be held at the Hoytsville Church
at 1095 South Hoytsville Road, Hoytsville, UT, 84017.
A memorial service for David Bryant will be held
Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion at
community. The service will be conducted by Rev.
Hollis Parsons and visitation will follow at Mountain
Springs community center.
David died May 9, 2015 at his home in Coalville, Utah.
He was born Sept. 19, 1950 to Troy and Irene Bryant in
He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest
brother, Troy Jr. and wife, Juanita. He is survived by
his wife, Debi; daughter, Sara; son, Logan and his wife,
KaraLee, all of Utah, and brothers, George Bryant of
Gainesville, Harold Bryant of Sulphur Springs, and
sisters, Tamera Bryant of Columbus, Ohio, Karen
Parkhill and Jo Ellen Fisher of Gainesville.
Memorials can be made to the Creutzfeld-Jakob
Disease Foundation at 341 West 38th St, Suite 501,
New York, NY 10018, or to a charity of your choice.
|LU ANN "BROWNING"
October 2, 1938
May 18, 2015
CLASS OF 1956
|BRANDON GAIL BURGESS
March 24, 1975
May 14, 2011
CLASS OF 1993
|JUDY "BULLARD" WOLFE
July 30, 1945
April 2, 2009
CLASS OF 1963
January 18, 1944
June 22, 2004
CLASS OF 1962
|JENNIFER LYNN "BRYANT"
January 13, 1971
October 26, 1999
CLASS OF 1989
|SHIRLEY HORN BROWNING
January 8, 1939
May 26, 1999
CLASS OF 1958
|LU ANN "BROWNING" REDMAN (October 2, 1938 - May 18, 2015)
CLASS OF 1956
Lu Ann Browning Redman died at home on Monday, May 18, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 55 years
of Vannis Wilbanks Redman of Denton and the loving mother of Vanessa Ann Redman of Dallas and her
grand-doggies – Barbara Bush and Lilybet. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richmond C. and
Ludie Mae Browning.
Born October 2, 1938, Lu Ann grew up in Gainesville, Texas. She cherished her childhood there and held
her friends from this era so dear. Her summers were spent in Hunt, Texas at Camp Mystic where she was
not only a camper, but also a counselor, teaching horseback riding. Upon graduation from Gainesville
High School, she attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. She continued her studies at Southern
Methodist University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She transferred to Texas Christian
University where she was selected as a TCU Beauty and graduated with a degree in religion. Her transfer
to TCU allowed her to complete her education more quickly to marry her darling Aggie, Van. They were
married on April 16th, 1960 at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville. They made their first home in
Waco, Texas while Van served our country in the Air Force. They then moved to Gainesville and
ultimately settled in Denton in 1963. She was active in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where she loved
singing in the choir and also served as a Sunday School teacher; the boy who climbed out on the roof one
morning, drove her to “early retirement”. She was a charter member of the Denton Benefit League. For
almost two decades, she tirelessly served the Texas Epsilon Chapter of Pi Beta Phi as the Alumnae
Advisory Committee Chairman, and only retired when it was time for her own daughter to go through
rush at Texas A&M. She was an avid Aggie football fan – enjoying many seasons in College Station with
her family and Aggie family. From childhood she was passionate about baseball; introduced to her by her
daddy who took her to the minor league games in Gainesville. Her father was the owner of Browning’s
Jewelers on California Street and at his passing in 1971, her mother ran the business. In Texas’ record-
breaking summer of 1980 with 100+ temperatures, Lu Ann joined her mother in running the store until it
closed in 1984; it was truly the end of and era.
Lu Ann was known for her gracious and generous hospitality. She loved to have a party and was a superb
cook. She was an avid needlepointer, which she liked to joke was a rival hobby to Van’s hunting. She had
many artistic gifts, a beautiful singing voice and was a very talented pianist.
She was very loved by her family and friends and will be so missed.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, May 21st at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300
W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pi Beta Phi Foundation’s “Friendship Fund”
(pibetaphifoundation.org or by calling 636-256–1357) or to the L. Ray Lawson, M.D., International
Pediatric Spine Fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (214-559-5000).
CLASS OF 1965
|BILLIE MARIE "BROWN" COWLING
April 4, 1935
November 7, 2011
CLASS OF 1953
|BILLIE MARIE "BROWN" COWLING (April 4, 1935 - November 7, 2011)
CLASS OF 1953
Billie Marie Brown Cowling was born on April 4, 1935, in Gainesville, Texas,
to Clarence and Minnie Brown. She attended Gainesville schools and
graduated with honors in 1953. She married Ken Cowling on Feb. 28,
1953. She and Ken had three sons, Ken Jr., Byron and Randy, who died in
Billie attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, obtaining a BS
and a master's degree in nutrition, with a minor in education. She was a
nutrition consultant at hospitals in the South Plains area. Billie was
director of the Expanded Nutrition program for the Texas Agriculture
Extension Services. She also was an owner in Cowling's Furniture for
approximately 20 years. She and Ken operated Cowling Enterprises until
Billie taught Sunday school, Royal Ambassadors and was a Christian
Witness to anyone who would listen. Billie's only request is that you
accept the plan of Salvation purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ, and
witness to others as she so willingly did. She was a devout Christian and a
supporter of evangelist Billy Graham. She was a member of First Baptist
Church, Lubbock, Texas. Her family, church and friends meant everything
She is survived by her husband, Ken; sons, Ken Jr. and Byron Cowling and
wife, Barbara; granddaughter, Lindsey Brooke; and grandsons, Bo and
Benjamin, and John Colton, Joseph Clayton and Cody Daniel Cowling. She
is also survived by two sisters, Patty Marion of Gainesville, Texas, and
Elizabeth Howton of Houston, Texas.
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers will host a time of reflection
and fellowship for family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.
10, 2011, at the funeral home. A service to celebrate her life of 76 years
will be held at First Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas, at 10 a.m., Nov. 11,
2011. Burial will be at 10 a.m., Era Cemetery, Era, Texas, 10 miles south
of Gainesville, Texas, Nov. 12, 2011.
|JOE DON BUGG
April 9, 1944
July 21, 2016
CLASS OF 1962
|JOE DON BUGG
CLASS OF 1962