BETTY JEAN HOLLAND
January 3, 1929
March 24, 2010
GISD TEACHER
GREGORY W. HOLT
July 3, 1967
August 31, 2008
CLASS OF 1985
REBECCA "DIANNE"
HOLLEY
March 25, 1961
December 14, 2010
CLASS OF 1978
WILLIE RAY HOLT
CLASS OF 1945

WOODBINE — Funeral services for Willie Ray Holt, 83, of Woodbine are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19,
2011 at Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr. Ben Willingham, pastor of Callisburg Church of Christ,
officiating.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be this evening, Feb. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Holt died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at his residence.

Willie Ray Holt was born Feb. 3, 1928 to Edna and Clyde Holt in Gainesville. Except for time in the service, he
lived his entire life in Cooke County. Willie graduated from Gainesville High School in 1945. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy, serving in China. Willie married Gertrude Beaver of the Rock Creek community on July 27,
1950. Of this marriage, four children were born. Mr. Holt was a member of the Callisburg Church of Christ. In
Willie’s life he worked on the railroad, had a dairy in Walnut Bend and stocked cattle at the Holt Cattle
Company.

Survivors of Willie Ray Holt include his wife of over sixty years, Gertrude Holt of Woodbine; children and
their spouses, Daryl Holt of Woodbine, Danny and Connie Holt of Woodbine, Dianne and Craig Hough of
Callisburg and Donald and Heather Holt of Lake Kiowa; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to Cooke County Home Hospice, P.O. Box 936, Gainesville, TX 76241.
REBECCA DIANNE HOLLEY
CLASS OF 1978

Memorial services for Diane Holley, 49, of Gainesville, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at the
Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hubert Wright officiating. Services are under the direction
of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening, Dec. 15, 2010 at the funeral home.

Diane was born on March 25, 1961 in Gainesville to Carroll Ray and Frankie Evans Holley. She passed away
Dec. 14, 2010 at her residence.

She is survived by her husband, Jon Price of Gainesville; daughter, Erin Owen of Arlington; grandchildren,
Nathan Owen, Claire Owen and Sydney Owen; mother, Frankie Holley of Gainesville and brother and
sister-in-law, Randy and Sheryl Holley of Whitesboro.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carroll Ray Holley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Foundation, c/o First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
GREGORY W. HOLT 1967-2008

DALLAS — Services for Gregory W. Holt, 41, of Dallas are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Whaley United
Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Jim Goodwin. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction
of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Holt died Aug. 31, 2008 in Dallas.

He was born July 3, 1967 in Denton to Jackie D. and Peggy Wilson Holt.

He was a 1985 graduate of Gainesville High School and earned a BBA degree in 1989 from Oklahoma
University. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the university. He was employed in medical
sales and was a member of Whaley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Jackie and Peggy Holt of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Tami
Holt and their children, Katharine, Emily and Austin, all of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law, Russel and
Maureen Holt and their children, Tyler and Ashley Holt, all of Houston; uncle and aunt, Darwin and Saundra
Holt of Birmingham, Ala., five cousins, three nieces and two nephews.

Visitation is planned for 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 2304 Mesquite Circle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Whaley United Methodist Church building fund.
BETTY JEAN HOLLAND 1929-2010

DENTON — Betty Jean Holland, 81, of Denton and formerly of Gainesville, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010
at her residence.
Graveside services for Mrs. Holland will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery with
Dr. Larry Reynolds officiating. Services are under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Betty Jean Holland was born Jan. 3, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant to Warren T. and Corrie (Blackard) Barrow. She
taught school in Gainesville, Forestburg and Muenster for over 30 years before retiring. She was a member
of Temple Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Janice Holland of Argyle and Monty and Lynn
Holland of Garland; sisters, Mary Ann Miller of San Diego, Calif. and Carolyn Ramirez of Austin; brother,
George Barrow of North Carolina; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Geraldine Cain and a brother, Jack Barrow.
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ALAN HOLDSCLAW
January 28, 1963
June 27, 2004
CLASS OF 1982
ROGER RAY HILL
CLASS OF 1985

Roger Ray Hill, 45, resident of Waxahachie, passed away Saturday, February 9,
2013 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

He was born in Gainesville, March 7, 1967, the son of Billy Ray and Maggie Lee Hill.
Roger attended Gainesville High School where he played football proudly as a
Gainesville Leopard and received his high school diploma, and acquired his
Associates degree from Hill College. Roger was not currently married, but had
been twice in the past.

He spent his working career in Dallas as an employee for Barco, Inc. in their Media
and Entertainment Division where he was able to fulfill his love for technology and
traveling, as his career required for him to be involved with both. He was a
motorcycle enthusiast and spent his free time on his Custom Softail
Harley-Davidson. He had a passion for rebuilding and maintaining what he called
his, "project cars" and sought out each project from start to finish. He loved to be
outdoors, especially if it meant socializing with friends and members of his
neighborhood whom he considered family, riding his four-wheeler and
motorcycle, or shooting the guns from his collection that he adored. He loved to
volunteer at The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, where he was a camera operator for
their Media Team. He also enjoyed doing toy runs for charity on his Harley.

He was a decorated soldier during his service in the United States Army. He
fought in the Gulf War and spent a respectable portion of his life fighting for our
freedom. His Army career was a positive impact on his life and helped mold him
into a great father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend. A Veteran Angel has
been called home.

He is survived by his mother Maggie Lee Hill; one brother and two sisters; Jesse
Hill, husband of Sharmaine Hill; Billie Fennel, wife of M.A. Fennel; and Margaret
Willoughby, wife of Michael Willoughby. He is now watching over four beautiful
daughters and their families; Hannah Hill; Amanda Chapman, wife of Joseph
Chapman; Laura "Rachel" Boyd, wife of Kurt Boyd; and Evelyn Isch, wife of Matt
Isch; He was a wonderful "Poppy" and "Pop Pop" to Jace Chapman; Kannon and
Harper Boyd; and Caitlyn, Madeline, and Charlie Isch. He had many loved ones
including, but not limited to, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Billy Ray; and his aunt, Faye Welch.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville. His funeral service will start one hour
later, at 2:00 PM, at the before mentioned funeral home. Burial will follow
immediately after at the Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta, Oklahoma, where he will
be laid to rest with his father, Billy Ray.

He lived a short but fulfilling life, and his memory will live on forever.
ROGER RAY HILL
March 7, 1967
February 9, 2013
CLASS OF 1985
KENNETH "BUDDY"
HOMER
August 8, 1934
December 25, 1958
CLASS OF 1952
SHIRLEE "HICKMAN"
AILEY  
March 7, 1936
January 31, 2003
GISD TEACHER FROM
1962-1992
SHIRLEE "HICKMAN" AILEY  1936-January 31, 2003
GISD TEACHER FROM 1962-1992

MS. "HICKMAN" AILEY was born on March 7, 1936 and passed away on Friday, January 31, 2003. She
continued to teach in the Cooke County Special Ed Co-op until her death.
HELEN O. HORN
July 11, 1909
October 27, 2001
GISD STAFF SECRETARY
KENNETH MICHAEL
HOMER
March 26, 1955
October 24, 2014
CLASS OF 1973
KENNETH MICHAEL HOMER (March 26, 1955 - October 24, 2014)
CLASS OF 1973

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday October 29,2014 at 10 a.m. with visitation at 9:00 a.m. at Geo.
J. Carroll and Son funeral home in Gainesville, Texas with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating and Bill king
euolgist. there will be no graveside services.

Mike blessed Jim and Joann Heizer Homer on March 26, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas being born in the
Gainesville Sanitorium

Mike loved baseball, band, playing saxophone, deer hunting with his family every Thanksgiving and sharing
his witty humor with all of those around him. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow achieved Eagle
Scout in 1970, Troup 665. He was also a Standard Bearer in the order of DeMolay. In High School he was an
exceptional baseball player on the Gainesville Leopards where he placed on the 3A-6 All District baseball
team as a center fielder and relief pitcher. In August 1973 Mike placed in tryouts with the Texas Ranger's
Minor league system. In may of 1973 he was awarded Drum Major Scholarship for the UT Arlington Maverick
Marching Band. He won Best Drum Major at the Thunderhawk school for Drum Majors in Norman, Oklahoma.
Mike was instrumental in the ' new " design of the band uniforms for the GHS Marching Redcoat Band
designing his own Drum Major uniform his self. He perfected the goose-step entrance. dragging his plume in
the dirt as he broke through the front ranks of the band. Playing saxophone was a passion for Mike and he
played mostly by ear learning songs by listening to albums and composed songs on his own.

Mike was a radio DJ at KGAF for a time before becoming a police officer for the Gainesville Police
Department, later going to the Denton Police Department. After leaving the profession he became a Storm
Trouper for Insurance Adjusting working throughout the United States. he became a truck driver for
Schneider Trucking and enjoyed seeing places he would not otherwise have had the opportunity. After
serious thought, Mike decided he again wanted to help people as he did being a peace officer so he decided
to become a nurse, a profession he dearly loved. Mike was forced into early retirement due to his illness of
Multiple Myeloma, later developing into Myelofibrosis. He endured his illness for Ten before leaving this
earthly plane to be with Our Heavenly Father.

Survivors include his daughter and son in law Shauna and chad Ressler of Southmayd, Texas
granddaughters Kylie Hicks- Ressler. Halie Hicks - Ressler and Qyra Ressler all of Southmayd. Sister and
brother in law Ann and Keith Porter of Gainesville and their three sons and one niece in law, sister Lynn
homer and fiancee' Michael Henry Lewis of Muenster, Tx, several aunts, uncles best friends Bill King of
Sanger, Tx, Roger Christian of Dallas, Tx and Sherry Kee- Lawson of Corinth, Tx.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Walter and Jewel homer, Bertha Mae and
Theodore Collard and Woodrow Heizer. You may sign the on line registry at geojcarroll.com.
JAMES HORNER
August 27, 1952
May 13, 2015
CLASS OF 1971
JAMES HORNER (August 27, 1952 - May 13, 2015)
CLASS OF 1971

Funeral Services for Lindsay resident, James R. Horner,
62, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 18th at Temple
Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Chennault officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lindsay.
Ronnie Horner, Jr., Johnny Beauten, Johnny Hamm,
Jason Hermes, Javier Martinez, James Mathews, Clint
Britain and Ernie Everett will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary bearers will be Wess Nortman and Jo Dane
Clark. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:00
p.m. at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mr. Horner
passed away Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015 in Tyler,
Texas.

James was born August 27, 1952 in Gainesville, Texas to
Jack and Dorothy (Lillard) Horner. He married Diane
Hamm October 24, 1975 in North Carolina. James served
in the US Marines. He was stationed at Quantico, Virginia
and was the first Crew Chief for Marine One during the
Nixon era. He was employed as an oilfield crane operator
for Rowan Drilling.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Horner of
Collinsville; wife, Diane Horner of Lindsay;
granddaughters, Ava Horner and Jaclyn Horner; brother,
Ronald Horner of Burns City; sisters, Rita Odom of Burns
City, Debbie Hermes of Gainesville and Jana Horner of
Burns City; cousin, Randy Owens of Myra, aunt, Mary
Evans and husband, Waymon of Sherman, cousin, Shirley
Ann Martindale and husband, Eddie of Gainesville and
Diane's sister, Kathy Wyatt and husband, Gale of
Whitesboro. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack
Horner; son, Christopher Shane Horner; brother, Billy
Jack Horner; sister-in-law, Betty Hamm and
brother-in-law, Archie Hamm.
MAXINE "HIBBARD" BUTTS
October 30, 1941
October 14, 2004
CLASS OF 1959
MICHAEL RAY HOTT
February 19, 1958
November 18, 2005
CLASS OF 1977
WINNIE "HOOPER" LAMBERT
DOB pending
December 20, 2010
CLASS OF 1966
JAMES WALTER HOMER
October 28, 1932
July 8, 2000
CLASS OF 1949
WILLIE RAY HOLT
February 3, 1928
February 16, 2011
CLASS OF 1945
MAXINE "HIBBARD" BUTTS
CLASS OF 1959

Birth:         October 30, 1941
Death:       October 14, 2004
Trenton
Fannin County
Texas, USA

Family links:
Parents:
William Hibbard (1915 - 1995)
Elizabeth Maxine Breitholtz Hibbard (1916 - 1959)

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Plot: Division L
PAL HILDEBRAND
June 24, 1955
June 12, 2016
CLASS OF 1973
PAL HILDEBRAND (June 24, 1955-June 12, 2016)
CLASS OF 1973

Funeral services for Pal Bentley Hildebrand, 60, of Gainesville, were
scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at First United
Methodist Church with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Interment
followed at Fairview Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:
00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home.

Mr. Hildebrand passed away June 12, 2016 in Gainesville.

Pal was born June 24, 1955 in Gainesville to Charlie Thomas and
Palma Gene (Purgason) Hildebrand. He graduated from Gainesville
High School in 1973 and was a member of First United Methodist
Church, where he sung in the choir. Pal also sung in quartets with
mother, father, and brother. He was employed for 17 years with
Gulf Oil Company and was most recently a self-employed carpenter.

Survivors include: parents Charlie and Palma Hildebrand of
Gainesville; daughters: Misty Dawn Wolfe of Gainesville and Krysta
Paige Hildebrand of Bowie, and their mother Kenna Hildebrand;
brother Kent Hildebrand and wife Linda of Chouteau, OK; and four
grandchildren: Lexie, Braylon, Brynlee, and Carter Grace.

Serving as pallbearers were: Danny Turbeville, Mike Wigington, R.D.
Purgason, Ken Purgason, Marty Grissom, and Carl Clark.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist
Church – Gainesville, TX or Home Hospice of Cooke County.
HOMER LESTER HOLLIDAY,
JR.  
November 27, 1950
October 07, 2016
CLASS PENDING
HOMER LESTER HOLLIDAY, JR.  (November 27, 1950 - October 07, 2016)
CLASS PENDING

A memorial service for Homer Lester Holliday, Jr., 65, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the funeral home.

Mr. Holliday passed away on October 7, 2016 in Gainesville.

Homer was born November 27, 1950 in Gainesville to Homer Lester and Magie May (Loune) Holliday, Sr.
He worked at Linda Joe Shoe factory and recently retired from the North Central Texas College
Maintenance Department following over thirty years of employment.

Survivors include: brother H.B. Holliday of Midland; brother Tommy Holliday of Gainesville; brother Robert
W. Hunt of Porterville, UT; brother Red Hunt of Odessa; brother Earl Hunt of Odessa; and sister Bobby
Gaye Mulkey.  Mr. Holliday was preceded in death by: his parents; brother Harvey Mulkey; brother Donald
Mulkey; and sister Louis Hunt.  Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Dale Alexander, David Bells, Gary
Sorrells, Val Johnson, Jack Colt, and John Kidd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the NCTC Foundation.
BARBARA JO "HOLT"
BALTHROP
December 06, 1945
June 05, 2016
CLASS OF 1964
BARBARA JO "HOLT" BALTHROP (December 06, 1945-June 05, 2016)
CLASS OF 1964

Funeral services for Barbara Jo Balthrop, 70, of Gainesville, were held at 3:00 PM Friday June 10, 2016 at
the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Ramsey officiating. Burial followed in the
Rosston Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A visitation was held at the
funeral home Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Barbara was born on December 6, 1945 to Gertrude and Lonnie Holt. She passed away on June 5, 2016.
She married W. Dwaine Balthrop on January 26, 1964.

She is survived by her sister Alice Scott; sister-in-law Charlene Holt; daughter Nancy Rogers; son Bobby
Balthrop and his wife Suzie; daughter Betty Brumme and her husband Robert; 8 granchildren; 4
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother Bill Holt; brother Wallace Holt; and sister
Wanda Scott.