|SARA J. "GIBSON"
May 22, 1958
January 21, 2007
CLASS OF 1976
|GEORGE W. GILBREATH,
December 27, 1955
August 22, 2008
CLASS OF 1975
|STEVEN "JOEY" GILBREATH
August 23, 1954
November 15, 2012
CLASS OF 1972
|SARA J. GIBSON
CLASS OF 1976
Sara passed away on January 21, 2007, after a long and courageous 11-year battle against breast cancer.
She was born in Gainesville, Texas, on May 22, 1958, to Holman H. Gibson and Margaret Alexander Gibson.
She attended Gainesville High School and was a graduate of Texas Women’s University. Sara met and
married her soul-mate Steve Lemons on December 30, 1977, and recently celebrated 29 years together.
She was the loving mother of sons, Josh and Jeremy Lemons, and daughter, Jillian Lemons with whom she
devoted her life. She was very involved in church activities and Bible Study Fellowship. Sara loved and
adored teaching Bible class to many young children throughout her life. She was active in the community
with non-profit organizations and her church outreach programs.
Sara and her family moved to South Florida nine years ago. She was blessed with living near the beach and
watching beautiful sunsets. She was full of life and love and always thought of others before herself.
Sara was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind a loving husband, Steve Lemons; and her
legacy, Josh, Jeremy and Jillian Lemons of Parkland, Florida; her father-in Law and mother-in-law, Earl and
Gynelle Lemons of Lake Kiowa; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy and Gayla Brewer of Gainesville; and
her cherished nieces and nephews, Andrea, Cody, Elizabeth and Chisam Brewer also of Gainesville. Sara is
also survived by aunts, Helen Roberson, Reba Handwerk, Loretta Alexander, Zela Alexander, Jane
Alexander and Mary Alexander. She is also survived by godmother, Marie Cannon and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be at Clement-Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 26.
Graveside services will be held at the Valley View Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27.
Donations in Sara’s memory may be made to Gilda’s Club of South Florida; 119 Rose Dr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33316 or atwww.gildasclubsouthflorida.org. Gilda’s Club is a free, not-for-profit organization providing
family-centered emotional and social support, networking, and education to men, women, and children
living with cancer.
|GEORGE W. GILBREATH III
Birth: Dec. 27, 1955
Gainesville (Cooke County)
Death: Aug. 22, 2008
Gainesville (Cooke County)
George W. Gilbreath, 52, of Gainesville was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Huffman
officiating. Masonic rites conducted by the Gainesville Lodge #210, AF AM.
He was born to George C. and Anna Jean Foster Gilbreath.
He graduated from Gainesville High School and was a self-employed electrician. He was a member of
Gainesville Lodge #210 AF AM and was a member of a Baptist church.
Survivors include his parents, a daughter and a son. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sheila Gail.
Burial:Fairview Cemetery Gainesville (Cooke County) Texas, USA
|STEVEN (JOEY) GILBREATH August 23, 1954-November 15, 2012
Funeral services for Steven (Joey) Gilbreath will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at First Baptist
Church Gainesville, conducted by the Rev. Roslyn Eugster.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Joey was born on Aug. 23, 1954, to Amos J. and Elizabeth (Piper) Gilbreath.
Joey attended Gainesville schools. He married Sissie Mitchell on May 18, 1973, in Gainesville. Joey worked
extensively in the oilfields. His career began working for Barnes Bros. Wells. In 1975, he went to work for
Dowell, an oilfield division of Dowell Chemical. After five years Joey went to work for his brother Murriel
as a driver/sales person for Gilbreath Tank Trucks. He later worked for Marion Hunger as an oilfield
consultant in the early 1980s. As the oil industry began to decline, Joey returned to Barnes Bros Wells
where he remained and worked in many capacities until 1999, when he became the yard manager of
Mercer Well Service. He continued to work there until his health began to decline. In spring of 2010,
Joey's health forced him to retire. His health was sporadic — great some days, and some not. He learned
to play BUNCO with great friends and learned to travel some. He learned to take one day at a time, enjoy
it and move on. He was inspired to keep going from friends and family who refused to let his disability
keep him down. He was a family man who wanted his kids, grandkids and their friends to come to the
house and just hangout, play games, build a fire or go swimming. He just wanted to be around them. He
loved it when they would come to church because he knew the importance of church and a relationship
with God. He was also very proud to have them with him. He loved his family and most importantly his
wife. His wife was there through the good and not so good. Sometimes it seemed hard to keep on but she
did what needed to be done.
Joey is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sissie; a son, Greg and fiancé Maureen; a daughter and son-in-
law, Carol and Robert DeBord and a daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Michael DeBord; seven
grandchildren, Jaycee and Topher Gilbreath, Trevor and Tanner DeBord, Michael Tyler and Marissa and
Mason DeBord. He is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Frank Doss, brother and
sister-in-law, Murriel and Carolyn Gilbreath, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Doug and Julie Mitchell and
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jackie and Darla Mitchell; mother-in-law, Adene Mitchell; and many
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Cody and Donnie
Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
|MARY "GEE" FOLTA
CLASS OF 1965
|JAMES WARNER GERMANY 1951-December 23, 2012
James Warner Germany, 61, of Gainesville died Dec. 23, 2012 in Gainesville. A graveside memorial service
was held Dec. 29, 2012 at Nocona Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
James Warner Germany was born April 13, 1951 in Nocona to T.C. and Nina Warneece Germany.
James Warner Germany graduated from Gainesville High School in 1970. He worked as a truck driver and
construction worker. He enjoyed fishing during his free time.
James Warner Germany is survived by his daughter and fiancé, Angela D. Germany Mason and Johnny Ray
Jacobs, Jr. of Marietta, Okla., son and daughter-in-law, James Thomas and Jennifer Germany of Charlevoix,
Mich. and grandchildren, Maria Dawn Mason, Jace Blake Mason, Savannah Ruth Mason, Ashlea Nichole
Jacobs, Garyn Leeann Germany and Desteny Lee Germany.
He was preceded in death by his parents step-father, William Perry Wallace; and grandson, Dakota Blake
April 13, 1951
December 23, 2012
CLASS OF 1970
|DAVID "BRENT" GOODMAN (1973-MARCH 15, 2011)
CLASS OF 1991?
Graveside services for David “Brent” Goodman, 37, of Gainesville will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23,
2011 at Fairview Cemetery, with Rev. Arthur Green officiating. Services are under the direction of Clement-
Keel Funeral Home.
Mr. Goodman died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Gulf Breeze Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
He was born June 18, 1973 in Gainesville.
Mr. Goodman is survived by his mother, Nita Jo Goodman; father, David Joe Goodman; sons, Dustin
Goodman and Tanner Joe Goodman; daughter, Melissa Goodman; and brother, Brian Goodman.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. before the service at Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
|RONNIE EUGENE GRAHAM 1955-2007
Services for Ronnie Eugene Graham, 52, of Gainesville are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church with Rev. Pat Murphy, O.S.A. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Graham died July 5, 2007, at his residence.
He was born July 1, 1955, in Gainesville to Clarence and Elsie Marie Luttmer Graham. He attended St. Mary’s
School and was a graduate of Gainesville High School. He worked as a machinist.
Survivors include his children, Shelly and Michael Graham; grandchildren, Ashlyn and Mason Lorne; and Tylee
and Brandon Graham; brothers, Weldon and Gary Graham; and sisters, Charlene Shasteen, Sheila Hussein,
Rita Greer and Virginia Capps,
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth Dale Graham and Denny Lee Graham; and
sister, Brenda Mages.
Pallbearers are Shawn Vincent, Donald Wesson, Michael and Randy Daughtry, Harley Johnson, and Kenneth
Honorary pallbearers are Brion Kemp, Gary Kemp and Sonny Cornett.
Rosary is to be recited 7 p.m. today at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel, followed by visitation.
An online registry may be signed at www.geojcarroll.com.
CLASS OF 1957
|TIMOTHY WILLIAM GOODWIN (July 9, 1946 - Dec. 10, 2006)
CLASS OF 1964
Services for Timothy William Goodwin, 60, of Gainesville are set for 3 p.m. today at First Christian Church
with Rev. Mark Loewen officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Goodwin died Dec. 10, 2006, at his residence.
He was born July 9, 1946, in Olney to Stephen William and Mary Brazelton Goodwin. On Oct. 17, 1975, he
married Suzanne Stamps Mullins in Dallas. He was a radiology technologist and was formerly employed at
Gainesville Memorial Hospital for 20 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Goodwin of Gainesville; parents, Steve and Mary Goodwin of Azle; step-son,
Christopher Mullins of Gainesville; one grandchild; sister, Mary Charlene Carter of Springtown; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Earl Goodwin; his parents-in-law, Roy and Rita Stamps;
and step-son, Craig Mullins.
Pallbearers are R.L. Casey, Gene Herzog, Ben Armstrong, Bill McDonald, Pete Bailey, and Kenny Fitts.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or to the charity of one’s choice.
|DAVID BRENT GOODMAN
June 18, 1973
March 15, 2011
CLASS OF 1991
December 27, 1995
June 23, 2013
CLASS OF 2016
|MIREYA GONZALEZ (December 27, 1995 - June 23, 2013)
CLASS OF 2016
Mireya Gonzalez packed a lot of life into her short 17 years.
As family members and friends mourn the loss of the former Wise County resident, who was killed in a car
accident in Dallas early Sunday morning, they take comfort in the memories full of laughter, her loud voice
and her energetic demeanor.
“She was the life of the party,” Gonzalez’s mother, Petra Lopez said. “She had her moments, but she
definitely liked to have a good time.”
And according to other family members, she liked to make sure everyone else was happy, too.
“If I wasn’t having a good day and she knew, she tried everything to make me laugh because she hated to
be around people that were down,” said Teresita Fraga of Decatur, Gonzalez’s cousin. “It was late at night
when we went to the gas station, and she knew I was a little down so she got out while I was pumping gas
and she turned on the music really loud and she started dancing ’til the guys at the gas station turned off
the lights.“I will never forget that night.”
The two said Gonzalez loved all kinds of music but especially corridos (Mexican ballads) and going dancing.
In fact, she had been at a popular Mexican dance club in Dallas the night of the accident.
Although it is still under investigation by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Lopez said friends that were
with her daughter tell her the group that included her, her boyfriend and two other friends had left the club
and gone to eat and were on the way home when the accident occurred in a construction zone near the
intersection of Walton Walker Boulevard and Northwest Highway just before 5 a.m.
According to information from the DCSO and Lopez, Gonzalez was ejected from the car after it hit a
construction barrier. She sustained traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding and multiple broken bones
and was transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where she later died about 6:45 a.m.
Gonzalez was not wearing a seat belt. The teen was listed as a resident of Irving but she grew up in Decatur
and last year had lived in Chico with her grandmother and attended Chico schools.
The last pictures in Gonzalez’s phone, taken the night of the accident, provide consolation for her grieving
“She looks really, really, really happy,” her mother said. “She’s hugging her boyfriend tight and has a big ol’
smile. She and her boyfriend, both of them have the biggest, whitest smiles. She looks so happy.”
She admits she and her daughter hit plenty of bumps – those that come “with her age and her process of
maturing.” But more than anything, she says the two of them were like best friends.
“I had her when I was 15 so I raised her like a little sister,” Lopez said. “I grew up with her. She went
through so much stuff with me at her young age, at my young age. Like they say in Spanish, ‘Es la due a de
mi coraz n.’ – She is the keeper of my heart.”
She and the many people that knew Gonzalez will remember the artsy young lady’s many talents.
Lopez enjoyed cooking – pasta and food with rich flavors were her favorite, her mother said – and baking –
desserts were her specialty. She was also “really into heels, fashion and makeup, especially Mac makeup.”
“She was a diva,” her mother said with a laugh. “She always had different hair styles, a different hair color.
She was definitely not a bland person. She was always showing me tutorials she found on YouTube, and she
could follow the tutorials perfectly and get the exact same look. She was so good at it.”
Although she changed her plans frequently, Lopez said Gonzalez’s major interest was cosmetology.
“At first she wanted to be a chef, but I think she was made to do cosmetology,” Lopez said of her daughter.
“She would do my makeup and my hair. That was our bonding moment. That’s when I felt her so close to
me. When she would do my makeup, she would touch my face, fix my hair. Those are my best memories of
her.” And it’s through treasured memories like that that her loved ones will remember their beloved
“Mireyita La Tremendita” – Mischevious Mireya.
“Let’s just say what didn’t she do,” Fraga said with a laugh. “She really didn’t care what people thought of
her … She lived her life fast with no regrets.
“It hurts because I know I won’t see her around anymore, but I know she will always live in my heart.”
Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn
Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
July 9, 1946
December 10, 2006
CLASS OF 1964
|JERRY DON GIBBS
June 8, 1947
December 30, 1968
CLASS OF 1969
August 21, 1941
April 14, 2004
CLASS OF 1960
|POLLIE "GILBREATH" GOTCHER (August 21, 1941 - April 14, 2004)
CLASS OF 1960
Pollie Gilbreath Gotcher, age 62, a homemaker, of Euless, Texas, formerly of Irving, Texas for forty-two
years, died April 14, 2004 at a Fort Worth Hospital. Raised in Gainesville, Texas where she was born August
21, 1941. Preceded in death by her daughter, Darla J. Gotcher in 1997.
Survivors include husband Dan Gotcher; daughter Hollie Lawson and husband Eric; granddaughter Eden
Celeste Lawson, all of Euless; cousin Rodney Mabe and wife Jimmie Lou, of Bedford.
Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Graveside service 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 17,
2004 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
|RONNIE EUGENE GRAHAM
July 1, 1955
July 5, 2007
|DR. JAMES "Doc"
August 5, 1934
August 3, 2015
CLASS OF 1952
|DR. JAMES VERNON GRAHAM "Doc" (August 5, 1934 - August 3, 2015)
CLASS OF 1952
Funeral service for Dr. James Vernon Graham ( Doc ) 80, of Gainesvile are set for Thursday August 6, 2015
at 10;00 a.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll and Son Chapel with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating with burial to
follow in the Fairview Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites. The family will receive friends on Wednesday
August 5, 2015 from 6:00 til 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. James passed away on August 3, 2015 in
James was born on August 5, 1934 in Gainesville, Tx to Albert and Nancy Penton Graham. Doc graduated
from Gainesville High School, Cooke County Junior College, University of Texas and University of Texas
School of Dentistry.. James served in the United States Army. James married Karen Tompkins on May 15,
1982 in Gainesville, Tx. He was a member of the First United Methodist of Gainesville, lifetime member of
the Masonic Temple of Gainesville, lifetime member of the Gainesville Optimist Club and loved playing cards
with his mother in law Wanda Coker and sister in law Jean Coker.
James is survived by his wife Karen Graham, daughter Jackie Lane, grandchildren Kari, Austin ,Ellie and Jon
Paul, brother in law Don Carter, mother in law Wanda Coker and sister in law Jean Coker.
James was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Flora Marie Graham, son Jason Tompkins, one
brother and four sisters. Pallbearers will be Robert Boone, Steve Boone, Dale Gray, Billy Hudspeth, Gary
Dodson and Van Knight. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Central Texas Scholarship Fund.
You may sign the on line registry at geojcarroll.com.
|DIANA GALE "GLENN"
November 13, 2000
CLASS OF 1974