March 2, 1955
July 19, 1994
CLASS OF 1973
November 24, 1991
January 14, 2008
CLASS OF 2010
|PAULA "HATCHER" MORGAN
CLASS OF 1969
Paula Hatcher Morgan went to be with the Lord August 31, 2008.
She was born in Gainesville April 23, 1951 to Jack and Alene Hatcher.
Educated in Gainesville Schools, Paula was a voice and organ student who esrved her church and Lord with
her voice. She was gifted with many artistic abilities and had her own shop in Lakewood, Colo.
She leaves behind her beloved husband of 38 years, Jackie Morgan of Littleton, Colo.; her mother, Alene
Hatcher of Gainesville; son, Brien and Amanda Morgan of Gainesville, daughter, Dawn and Jon Pitman of
Dallas, two brothers, Guy Hatcher of Westlake; Jim Hatcher of Abilene; two sisters, Debra Hatcher of
Sherman; Phillys Crabtree of Killeen, four granddaughters; a number of nieces and nephews and a large
number of friends who will sorely miss her presence.
A memorial service was held in Littleton, Sept. 1. Her final resting place will be her beloved Rocky Mountains
|MARGARET BETH HATCHER 1937-2009
Funeral services for Margaret Beth Hatcher, 72, of Gainesville, are set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the
First United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Burial will following in the Fairview
cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hatcher passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at the Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.
She was born October 29, 1937 in Cooke County to Jack and Bertha Cotten Elkins.
Mrs. Hatcher is survived by her husband Jim J. Hatcher, her brother and sister-in-law Maurice and Daisy
Elkins of Denton, her nephew Steve Stone of Keller and her niece Candice Stone of Irving. She taught school
in Waco and in Gainesville for over 40 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her two sons Matt and Jeff Hatcher and her brother Jack Elkins.
Pallbearers will be Frank Manich, Gary Hanks, Belvin Harris, Larry Sullivant, Bill Sullivant and John
Walterscheid. Honorary pallbearers will be Trudy Hanks, Louise Manich, Tammy Rimmer, Renae Ortowski,
Bobbi Beck and Sue Bloodworth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County or the First
United Methodist Church Building Fund.
No visitation is planned.
|JOE WILLIAM ‘BILL’ HARRISON 1944-2007
SANGER — Services for Joe William “Bill” Harrison, 63, of Sanger are set for 2 p.m. today at the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville, with the Rev. Don Yeager, pastor of First United Methodist
Mr. Harrison died Oct. 24, 2007, at his home.
He was born Sept. 21, 1944, in Sherman to J.R. and Bess Swindle Harrison. On June 24, 1974, he married
He was a 1962 graduate of Gainesville High School and received an associate’s degree from North Central
Texas College, later attending the University of Texas in Austin. He was an employee of Otis Engineering at
Carrollton for several years, and was also employed at Weber Aircraft. He was a member of First United
Methodist Church in Gainesville.
Survivors include his son, John Harrison of Sanger; daughter, Melissa Harrison of Sanger; and sister and
brother-in-law, Betty and Louis Hames of Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a brother, Bobby Harrison.
CLASS OF 2010
Services for Taylor Hall, 16, of Gainesville are set for 2
p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Jerry Elliott officiating. Arrangements are under the
direction of Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home.
Ms. Hall died Jan. 14, 2008, at Dallas Children’s
Hospital in Dallas.
She was born Nov. 24, 1991, in Gainesville to Wes and
Fina Meek Hall.
Hall was a student at Gainesville High School and was a
member of the Bethany Chapel Teens. She loved
horses, music and playing baseball with her Dad and
brother. She played softball for the Cooke County
Youth Center. She dreamed of growing up to be a
veterinarian. She loved the doctors, nurses and social
workers and Children’s Medical Center.
Survivors include: her parents; grandparents Joyce
Wilson of Gainesville, James and Ravonda Meek of
Gainesville, and Dodie Hall of Anaheim, Calif.; brother
Ryan Hall of Gainesville. She was cared for and adored
by her cousins, Lindsey Coperley and Marcie Parrent,
and her aunt and uncle, Condoa and Jackie Parrent,
who were there for her eight-month battle with
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, John
Pallbearers include: Justin Hall, Jimmy, Gary, Josh and
Joe Meek and Greg Woolsey.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral
Memorial contributions in Taylor’s name may be made
to the Dallas Children’s Hospital Cancer Floor.
|MARGARET PARX HAYS 1912-2008
Margaret Parx Hays, 95, passed away on May 8, 2008, at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina.
Margaret was born in Gainesville on November 3, 1912, the daughter of Parx Orr and Ianna (Jones) Hays.
Margaret graduated from Newsome Dougherty Memorial High School in 1929; Gainesville Junior College in
1930; and North Texas State Teachers College in 1931. She later received an M.A. in education from the
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
After graduating from North Texas State Teachers College (now the University of North Texas), Margaret
worked at the college for eleven years. Then after a short stint with the Civil Service, she accepted an offer
from the State Department as a Foreign Service Clerk.
Margaret’s first overseas appointment from 1943-45 was in Buenos, Aires, Argentina, where she first did
cryptography and then transferred to the political section. During the next two years, she served as vice-
consul in Bogota, followed by a two-year appointment to Rio de Janeiro.
In Manila from 1956-58, Margaret held the position of Consul. Additionally, she took the foreign-service
exam and achieved the position of Foreign Service Officer in 1955. By that point, she had made it an annual
tradition while overseas to cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal for invited guests. In 1954, she asked the
USO to bring four sailors as guests and unexpectedly had a Gainesville native among them.
She also served in Mexico City; Washington, D.C., where her love of and interest in historic preservation
developed, and in her favorite location, Hong Kong.
After retiring from the Foreign Service, Margaret returned to Gainesville where she pursued her interest in
historic preservation by becoming involved in the effort to save the 1884 former city hall-fire station-jail
from destruction. She said it sounded “like a good fight”. That effort proved successful and the Morton
Museum of Cooke County opened in that location. Margaret remained involved with the museum for
decades, serving as a member of the staff, as a volunteer, and on the Board of Directors. The Margaret
Parx Hays library inside the museum is dedicated to her.
She also helped with the establishment of the Cooke County Historical Commission and over the years
devoted hours of service to the Commission.
Margaret also assisted in the organization of the Cooke County Mental Health Clinic, where she took on a
full-time position as a counselor in 1973. She retired from the clinic in 1978. Never one to ever really retire,
Margaret ran for and was elected Mayor of Gainesville, becoming the first and still only female to serve in
For twenty years, Margaret was involved with the Historic Preservation Foundation’s effort to raise the
funds to restore the 1902 Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Gainesville. Her grant writing skills eventually brought
in the necessary funds to help complete that project.
Many awards came her way over the years, including the naming of a dormitory at North Central Texas
College in her honor.
She was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest. To the end, she continued to be interested in
education, believing that no one was ever too old to learn something new. She also continued to be involved
in projects such as planning exhibits of her weavings from her various travels, so they could be enjoyed by
the residents of her retirement center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Her humor and her unwavering loyalty and support will be missed by her family, friends and colleagues.
Her passing marks an end of an era in Gainesville, but her legacy lives on in the buildings she helped to
preserve, the history she saved from being lost, and the people she mentored to follow in her footsteps.
She is survived by her nephew, Wesley M. Wallace, M.D., and his wife, Raine Lee of Chapel Hill, North
Carolina; her nephew, Wendell Hays Wallace and his wife, Mary of Centennial, Colorado; her nephew, Joe
Piott and his wife, Jeanette of Puyallup, Washington; her niece, Mary Lou Piott O’Neil and her husband,
Denny of Waco, Texas, and several great-nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents,
and sisters, Lou Anna Hays Piott and Dorothy Estelle Hays Wallace.
Private interment will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2008, at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville,
under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at
Whaley United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Denny Hook. A reception will take place afterward at
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to the Cooke County Historical
Commission; c/o Cooke County Judge Bill Freeman; Cooke County Courthouse; Gainesville, Texas.
|MATTHEW VERN HATCHER 1962-JUNE 12, 1978
Services were held at 2 pm today in the First Baptist Church for Matthew Vern Hatcher, 16, of 417 Willow
Way. Dr. Harry Roark officiated, assisted by Jay Channel. Interment was in Fairview Cemetary, directed
by Vernie Keel Funeral Home.
Bearers were Jeff McCrory, Brad Hays, Bus Harris, Bobby Dudley, Mark Swarner, Steve Grove, Bryan
Williams and Wes Williams.
Gainesville High School golf team and the Church of Christ.
Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jack Hatcher; one brother, Jeff Hatcher of Gainesville; and a
grandmother, Mrs. Rose Hatcher of Gainesville. Maurice and Jack Elkins of Gainesville are uncles and Mrs.
Maxine Stone of Irving is an aunt.
|EVA JANE "DEAN" HAVERKAMP
AUGUST 9, 1934 - DECEMBER 27, 2012
GAINESVILLE - Funeral Services for Eva Jane (Dean) Haverkamp, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,
Jan. 2, 2013 at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hubert Wright officiating. Interment
will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, also at the funeral home.
Eva passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born on
August 9, 1934 in Era to James Herschel "Bud" Dean and Iva Jane (Durham) Dean.
She married Julius John "Judy" Haverkamp on Nov. 6, 1951 in Gainesville. She was an accomplished pianist
in her youth. She became a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1965 and later obtained her Associate of Applied
Science Degree at Cooke County College in 1979. She was the first female degreed paramedic in the state of
Texas. She was active in the P.T.A. as President and Room Mother at McMurray Elementary School. She was
a member of the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. She was a member of the L.V.N.
Association and The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (national and local). She helped
organize the Cooke County Democratic Women, serving as Treasurer. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Survivors include daughters, Vicky Hildebrand of Tulsa, Okla., Janna Vitiello of El Paso, Judy Bengfort of
Gainesville and Patti Haverkamp of Gainesville; a brother, Weldon Dean and wife, Grace of Gainesville; six
grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
DATES TO BE
CLASS OF 1957
|FRED PERRY HAYS 1948-2008
CLASS OF 1966
Fred Perry Hays was born February 10, 1948, in Henderson, Texas, and died April 11, 2008, in Dallas, Texas.
Fred is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Cory Dale Hays and wife, Missy; daughter, Julia Mayfield, and
husband, David; sisters, Janie Martin, Sally Gibson and Joyce Pirtle; 4 grandchildren, Ashleigh, Brandon,
Jessica and Matthew; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Restland Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are under
the direction of the Restland Funeral Home.
|MARTHA JEAN "HALE"
May 8, 1963
December 19, 2013
CLASS OF 1981
|MARTHA JEAN "HALE" MILLER
CLASS OF 1981
Martha Jean Miller, 50, of Gainesville, slipped into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at her
home. She was born on May 8, 1963 in Renton, Wash. to Archie B. and Dorothy Louise (Averette) Hale.
She loved all animals. She worked as a Vet Tech at the Wellman Veterinary Clinic, the Cactus Clinic and the
Frank Buck Zoo. Not only did she love domestic animals, she rehabilitated wildlife animals as well. She also
was a dog groomer, served at the Easy Street Animal Shelter and was a member of the ASPCA.
Martha attended Temple Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, a daughter and son-in-law, Tayben Dawn and Tommy Black of
Shady Shores and her son, Kristopher Pethtel of Portland, Ore.; her father and step-mother, Archie B. and
Jimmie Carolyn Hale of Collinsville; grandson, Sterling Hudson Black of Shady Shores; her sisters, Debra Ann
Nybro of Gainesville, Vicki Lynn Kloltz of Taylorsville, N.C., Nancy Fujikawa and husband, Teel of Gainesville,
Rebecca Lee Rahm of Farmington, N.M. and Cindy Hale of Lewisville.
She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Hale; grandmother, Pauline Averette Markem; niece,
Amanda Marie Miller; her brother, Jerry Wayne Hale and sister, Margaret Louise Wooley, who both passed
away on September 23, 2013.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Bro. Larry Huff and Bro. Eddie Chennault will officiate the services.
|MATTHEW VERN HATCHER
February 15, 1962
June 12, 1978
CLASS OF 1980
|MICHAEL JAY HARGESHEIMER
October 11, 1959
August 7, 2014
CLASS OF 1978
|CLASS OF 1978
A funeral mass for Michael Jay (Mike) Hargesheimer, 54, of Gainesville, well be held at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gainesville with Fr. Gary Picou
officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 with a visitation to follow.
Mike passed away August 7, 2014 after battling cancer for 8 months. Mike was born October 11,
1959 in Sherman to J.L. and Louise Hargesheimer. He was a life-long resident of Gainesville,
attending public school and graduating from Gainesville High School in 1978. On April 24, 1982, he
married Mary Privett. After the death of his father in 1984, Mike continued the family business, J.
L. Hargesheimer Air Conditioning and Heating.
Mike loved the outdoors, spending many years on Lake Texoma and at his deer lease with his
family and friends.
Mike was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Gainesville. He was a 4th degree Knights of
Columbus. Also, he was a life member of Gainesville Masonic Lodge and a 32nd Scottish Rite
Mason, and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Mike was preceded in death by his father J.L. Hargesheimer.
Mike is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Hargesheimer of Gainesville; daughter April Lillard
of Gainesville; son Jacob Hargesheimer of Gainesville; grandchildren Jared and Colten Boswell,
Raelee and Kyler Van Buskirk all of Gainesville; mother and step-father Louise and James
Bellows of Gainesville; twin sister and brother-in-law Kathy and Dale Bauer of Gainesville;
grandmother Maggie Baker of Gainesville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dale and Danetta
Whisnant, Sonny and Karen Privett, Lyndy and Shelley Privett, Tommy Privett, Chad and Christie
Sewell, Jody and Debbie Privett. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces,
Pall bearers will be Jeff Hammer, Robert Boone, Larry McKnight, Steve Moore, David Jones, and
Michael Mercer. Honorary pall bearers are Kip Schiller, Herkey Biffle, Bob Doty, and Jim J.
February 10, 1948
April 11, 2008
CLASS OF 1966
|EVA JANE "DEAN"
August 9, 1934
December 27, 2012
CLASS OF 1952
|JEFFREY "JEFF" JACK
December 5, 1958
August 28, 1981
CLASS OF 1977
April 23, 1951
August 31, 2008
CLASS OF 1969
CLASS OF 1952
|JUANITA L. HARDY aka
October 28, 1923
February 07, 2015
|JUANITA L. HARDY aka "NANNY" (October 28, 1923- February 07, 2015)
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A Memorial service will be held at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at 2
p.m. to honor and celebrate the life of Juanita L. Hardy. Mrs. Hardy, known to many as "Nanny" was a
loving wife, mother, grandmother and genuine humanitarian to all who had the blessing of being a part
of her life. Nanny was a teacher, mentor, role model and pillar of the community to many, as she
taught chemistry and physics for over 40 years, retiring from Gainesville High School in 1985.
She was preceded in death by her late husband Ben Floyd Hardy Jr. in October 2003, and her siblings
Douglas Viers, Buddy Viers, and Floyd Viers.
She is survived by her daughter Judy Hardy, grandchildren Candice Ashley DeLeon, Halley Rodriquez,
Adam Nadeau, and great grandchild Anaya DeLeon.
Juanita Hardy was loved and respected by all who knew her and will be sorely missed.
|JAMES HARPOLE (?-September 17,2006)
CLASS OF 1952
HARPOLE, JAMES P. 72, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in Fort Worth. Funeral:, 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Arborlawn United Methodist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home. Memorials: in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arborlawn United Methodist
Church music fund, 5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76109. James was preceded in death by his
parents, Rena and Jimmy Harpole, and a cousin, Docia Buckner. Survivors: His loving wife of 51 years,
Yvonne Harpole; sons, Rick and wife, Kayla, of Fort Worth and Barry and wife, Karen, of Stephenville;
daughter, Kristi Valentine and husband, John, of Coppell; grandchildren, Lindsey, Austin and Raleigh
Harpole, Kolten Parker, Reid and Maura Valentine and Stefani Hill; and numerous other relatives and
friends. Ft. Worth Laurel Land 817-293-1350 laurellandfuneralhome.com ."
August 4, 1935
March 17, 1993
CLASS OF 1953
|MARGARET PARX HAYS
November 3, 1912
May 8, 2008
CLASS OF 1929
October 29, 1937
November 19, 2009
CLASS OF 1955
|JOE WILLIAM "BILL"
September 21, 1944
October 24, 2007
CLASS OF 1962
|HARVEY FRANK HANCOCK (August 4, 1935-March 17, 1993)
CLASS OF 1953
Birth: August 4, 1935
Death: March 17, 1993
Lucille Darrow Hancock (1914 - 2011)
Plot: Division L, lot 27
February 16, 1932
May 25, 2005
|JERRY HARP (March 31, 1940-March 1, 2017)
CLASS OF 1958
Jerry Lynn Harp was one of three children born to the late Leonard and
Alma Harp and was the beloved husband of Barbara Harp.
He was born on March 31, 1940 in the small north Texas town of Gunter.
His family later moved to Gainesville where he graduated from
Gainesville High School in 1958.
He then joined the U.S. Army where his life would be forever changed.
Towards the end of June 1961, he met Barbara Ann Priest, a Yankee and
the love of his life, at a USO dance in New Jersey. After a whirlwind
courtship, they married on August 4, 1961. They were married for 40
years and were the loving parents of two children. He retired from the
Army after 22 years of distinguished service, serving multiple tours
overseas including two tours in Vietnam. He then served as an Animal
Control Officer for the city of Killen for 15 years before retiring.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Alma Harp, his
brother Ronnie Harp Sr., his sister Peggy Llyod, and his beloved wife
Barbara. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter and son-in-law
Deborah and Wayne Holloway, his son Kenneth Harp, his grandsons
David and Bryan Holloway, his brother-in-law Dale Lloyd, his brother and
sister-in-law Richard and Becky Priest, nieces, nephews, and many
Jerry touched the lives of many people with his generosity and concern
for others. He loved the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Cowboys, and his
family. He will be missed.
506 N. 38th Street
Killeen, TX 76543
Friday, March 03, 2017
Trinity Baptist Church
403 FM 2410
Harker Heights, TX 76548
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Killeen Memorial Park
3600 Lake Rd.
Killeen , TX 76543
March 31, 1940
March 1, 2017
CLASS OF 1958
November 11, 1922
October 8, 2003
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