DIANE ELIZABETH KRAHL
March 30, 1961
August 19, 2001
CLASS OF 1979
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MICHAEL LEHNERTZ  1961-APRIL 11, 1980

early Friday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Placidus Eckart as
celebrant.

Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of George J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home.

Bearers will be Bob Smith, Eddie Insel, Scott Riley, Elgin Amoroso, Gary Otto, Jeff Perry and Kelly Vincent.

Lehnertz was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lehnertz of 1304 Belmont St.  He was born in Gainesville on
November 17, 1961 and was a Gainesville High School senior.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Jimmy J. of Gainesville; two sisters, Terry Jane Utley of Wichita
Falls and Cheryl Ann Lehnertz of Dallas; and a grandmother, Mrs. Agnes Lehnertz of Muenster.
REBECCA KUHNLEY
July 1, 1947
September 2005
CLASS OF 1965
SHAY SPENCER LEDBETTER
November 1, 1969
August 9, 1992
CLASS OF 1988
SHAY SPENCER LEDBETTER  1969-1992
CLASS OF 1988

On August 3, 1992, 22-year-old Shay Ledbetter went out for a walk and was fatally struck by a
car. She had just begun graduate school at the University of North Texas, where she studied
sociology. Shay’s decision to be an organ donor benefited several people, including 22-year old
Bonnie Lundy, who was dying from a heart infection.

In 1998, Bonnie met the Ledbetter family, and they became close friends. Bonnie now serves
as executive director of Transplants for Children in San Antonio. On August 9, 2008, her 16th
“heart anniversary,” Bonnie married and invited Shay’s parents to be a part of her wedding.
August 26, 1940
May 17, 2011
CLASS OF 1957
PATSY LEE "KUETHER" CATE  1940-May 17, 2011
CLASS OF 1957

WOLFE CITY - Memorial services for Patsy Lee Kuether Cate, 70, of Wolfe City are set for 2 p.m., Friday,
May 20, 2011 officiated by Dr. Kevin Mitchell at First Baptist Church in Wolfe City. Arrangements are under
the direction of R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home. Mrs. Cate died May 17, 2011 at her home. She was born
Aug. 26, 1940 to Richard Frank and Rhodie Williams Kuether in Gainesville. On Dec. 27, 1974, she married
Thomas Charles Cate in Allen.
JOHNNY E. LANE
July 12, 1936
February 10, 2013
CLASS OF 1956
JOHNNY E. LANE, SR.  July 12, 1936 - Feb. 10, 2013
CLASS OF 1956

FLIPPIN, ARK. — Johnny E. Lane, Sr., 76, of Flippin, Ark., passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at
Mountain Home, Ark.

Johnny E. Lane Sr. was born July 12, 1936, in Denison to John Debbs and Jourline Lane.  

He was a mechanic by trade.  He was well known for his beautiful yard and his seasonal displays.

Johnny E. Lane, Sr. is survived by six children, Johnny Jr., Mark and Lee, all of Flippin, Ark., Tami
Lane of Gassville, Ark., Pam Roever of Norfork, Ark., and Dawn White Buffalo of Ozark, Ark.; two
sisters, Shirley Leverett of Ft. Worth and Joy Sawyer of Asheboro, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and 15
great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father; mother; one sister; and son, David.

Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.  Memorials may be made to
Arrangements are private under the direction of Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services.  
Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Dr., Mountain Home, AR 72653.
JERRY LAWSON  ( September 21, 1944 - April 7, 2013)
CLASS OF 1962

Lake Dallas and formerly of Gainesville, will be held at DeBerry
Funeral Home, 2025 W. University Drive in Denton on Wednesday,
April 10, 2013.

Family will accept visitors beginning at 1 p.m. with the memorial
service beginning at 2 p.m. with Steve Herbold officiating assisted
by Jerry Garrett.

Jerry passed away following his final heroic mission with his team of
trained missionaries. While many of the details will remain
classified, his team has confirmed that he stayed true to the
mission goal and objectives and saw his team through to safety.
While surrounded by the enemy, Jerry stood tall and faced them
without fear. He stayed with his team and fought for them through
the battle of his life. During this final battle Jerry fought hard and of
a patriot and hero and will leave this world with a void that cannot
Jerry is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate of 33 1/2
years, Sherry Lawson of Lake Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa
and Lonny Britten of Aubrey and son and daughter-in-law, Jarid and
Grace Lawson of Denton; his brother and sister-in-law, Jack and
Judy Lawson of Cleveland, Tenn.; his grandchildren, otherwise
known as the lights of his life, Jordan, Bryson, Caden and Nate
Britten and Ashlyn Lawson; his bonus sister, Sulynn Hewlett Burton
and her husband and children; and mother-in-law, Pat Kee Schuman
Mason of Stephenville.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father James and
Frankie Lawson of Gainesville; plus so many friends who were
considered family.Online condolences may be made at
www.deberryfuneraldirectors.com.
STEVE PAUL KRAHL
CLASS OF 1963


Steve Paul Krahl, age 68, passed away Friday May 3, 2013 at Denton Regional
Medical Center. Born to Joe and Elizabeth Krahl on August 3rd , 1944, in Archer
City, Texas. Steve moved to Gainesville at the age of four where he lived for 46
years. Steve was a farmer and dairyman until 1979. He always seemed to have a
gift for selling and he loved to talk to people. After leaving the diary business, he
went to work for the Knights of Columbus selling life insurance and later worked
for JC Penney Insurance Company which eventually became a Metropolitan
insurance agency.
During his tenure with Metropolitan invited to the Summit, Steve was recognized
in the top four for sales in the State of Texas for 3 years straight. When his son,
Shane, graduated from Texas A&M University Shane joined Steve in the Denton
office working for Metropolitan. Eventually Metropolitan closed their Denton
office, leading Steve and Shane to establish their own independent agency. Krahl
Insurance has been at its current location since the year 2000. Steve had a great
love for people and talking. He was at his best while in his role as “PR man” for
Krahl Insurance. Public relations was really his gift and I’m certain that all his
customers would agree.

In 2004 he began his courageous battle with lung cancer which finally took its
toll. Steve’s hobbies were hunting, fishing, gardening, and baking fresh bread
which he learned from his mother. He enjoyed taking fresh vegetables to his
customers. He was a very caring man. Steve loved to tell his customers about the
travels that he and his wife, Vickie, enjoyed. Most memorable of these travels
were the cruise to Alaska they took for their 10th anniversary and the
Mediterranean cruise celebrating their 25th anniversary. Steve was a member of
St. Mary’s Catholic Church for 50 years and later St. John’s Catholic Church of
Valley View and St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Denton.

Preceded in death by his father Joe Krahl and mother Elizabeth Krahl; brothers
Martin, Eddie and George Krahl, sister Mary and husband Emmett Sicking.
Survived by his wife of 29 years, Vickie; his daughter Shawna and husband Bryan
Johnson of Lake Kiowa; his son Shane and wife Julie of Denton; Stepsons Michael,
Martin and wife Sara, and Benny Tischler of Pilot Point. Stepdaughter Jeanice and
husband Steven Jarrett of Krum; four grandchildren, seven step grandchildren
and five step great grandchildren.
Also survived by his brother Jimmy and wife LaChrista Krahl; Sisters Vickie Self,
Millie and husband Ronnie Kessler, Patsy and husband Sheldon Lutkenhaus of
Gainesville; Lydia and husband Jim Garraway of Montogomery, Alabama; Sisters-
in-law Nancy Krahl and Virginia Krahl of Gainesville, Margie Krahl of Muenster.
Brother in law David and wife Casandra Stallings of Carrollton, and Dorothy
Wilson of Kingston, Okla.

Rosary with visitation to follow will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at the
Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville, Texas.  Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
in Gainesville, Texas with Fr. Victor Cruz officiating.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Puckett, Trent Krahl, Shannon Taylor, Martin Tischler,
Steven Jarrett and Justin Serna. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Krahl, John
Broyles, and Ronnie Stone.  Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society.
STEVE PAUL KRAHL
August 3, 1944
May 3, 2013
CLASS OF 1963
RODNEY LEEPER  
December 1, 1954
May 3, 2013
CLASS OF 1973
RODNEY LEEPER   (December 1, 1954 - May 3, 2013)
CLASS OF 1973

Rodney Leeper attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, TX and graduated class of 1973.

A family memorial service for Rodney Leeper 58, of Gainesville will be held on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at
10:00 a.m. at Northlake . Rodney passed away on May 3, 2013 in Gainesville.  Arrangements made with
Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Rodney was born on December 1, 1954 in Gainesville to Louis Earl And Willadeen Crow Leeper.

Rodney is survived by three sons Ryan Leeper and his Fiance Lyndsey Schwartz, Jordon Leeper and Justin
Leeper and his Megan, grandson Emerson Leeper and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. You may sign
the on line registry at geojcarroll.com
EVELYN "JOANNE" LESTER JONES  (December 25, 1933 - May 29, 2013)
CLASS OF 1952

Evelyn “Joanne” Jones passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones to her heavenly home
on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the age of 79.

She was born on Christmas Day 1933, to William Otis and Sadie Lester in Gainesville, Texas. She was a
graduate of Gainesville High School. And attended Cooke County College . She married Jack Jones
December 12, 1954. She was employed at National Supply for 27 years and her and Jack were owners of the
La Casita Restaurant. Services will be held at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, June 1, 2013
at 2:00 p.m. with a graveside interment following at the Fairview Cemetery. Family visitation will be Friday,
May 31, 2013 from 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

The family thanks the care givers Pat, Ginger, and Verta. Our gratitude also goes to the home hospice staff
that helped her and family during her transition to Heaven.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Kreager of Carrollton, TX, her son, Kevin Jones and his wife
Bobbietta of Gainesville, TX and step son Stephen Jones of Palm Desert, CA. Her sister Fleta Deen of Azle,
TX. 3 Grandchildren Joshua Kreager, Courtney Kreager, and David Jones. Great-Grandchild Kelsie May And
many nieces, nephews, cousins and many lifelong friends and will be missed so very much.

Pallbearers will be Bill Burkhart, Mike Burkhart, John Morrow, Jeff Burkhart, Mason Morrow, Jim Allard, and
Tim McLaughlin.

Honorary Pallbearers are life long girlfriends from Robert E. Lee and Gainesville High School Lila Beth Davis,
Wilda Amoroso Terry, Patricia Martin Smallwood, LaQueta McCollum Fischer, Letha Ansley and Carolyn
Mossman.
JERRY LAWSON
September 21, 1944
April 7, 2013
CLASS OF 1962
MICHAEL "MIKE" WAYNE
LEHNERTZ
November 17, 1962
April 11, 1980
CLASS OF 1980
BOBBY KREBS  
May 10, 1954
March 1, 2014
CLASS OF 1973
BOBBY KREBS  (May 10, 1954 - March 1, 2014)
CLASS OF 1973


A visitation for Robert “Bobby” Dale Krebs, 59, of Garland, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5,
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Memorial services are pending.

Mr. Krebs passed from this life after a brief illness and went to his heavenly reward on March 1,
2014. He was born May 10, 1954 in Dallas to Eugene Krebs and Sylvia Valdez, and was the third of
five children. He attended St. Philip’s Catholic School in Dallas and, after moving to Gainesville, was
a member of Gainesville High School class of 1973.

Bobby worked at the planing mill as a teenager, where he lost his thumb in a saw accident. He
turned this misfortune into a lifelong opportunity for humor – it would always make his family laugh
when he would say he could only hitch-hike in one direction. He would also use it as an example to
show children what could happen if they sucked their thumb for too long.

Mr. Krebs held several jobs in Gainesville, including a position at Dustin’s Office Machines where he
was a popular figure in downtown. He also worked at Marler Ford. During this time, he was married
In beginning his career, Mr. Krebs followed in his father’s footsteps to become a carpenter and
homebuilder. He worked for several homebuilders in the Dallas area before finally forming his own
company, RDK Construction, in 2013. As some aspects of the homebuilding business changed with
the times, Bobby remained old school, putting many miles on his truck to meet with homeowners,
contractors, and inspectors in person so he could be sure that the end product was a job well done.
After his marriage to Lisa Lawrence in 1989, they moved to Garland where they had two children,
Erica in 1990, and Alissa in 1992. During their school years, Bobby could be found cheering loud and
proud at their sporting events. He cherished his girls and the time he spent with them.

Bobby was very outgoing and friendly with a great sense of humor. He loved to have an audience
and had quite a talent for telling a story or a joke. When meeting Bobby, one knew they met
someone unique, truly one-of-a-kind. In 2013, Bobby put on his Lord in baptism and was a faithful
member of the Highland Oaks Church of Christ.
He was a Dallas Cowboys fan, painful as that often was, and enjoyed playing golf and watching
NASCAR.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Krebs; and stepfather, Johnnie Valdez.

Survivors include: wife, Lisa Krebs, and daughters, Erica and Alissa Krebs, all of Garland; mother,
Sylvia Valdez; brother, Ronnie Krebs and wife, Lora; sister, Jennifer Cannon; sister, Cheryl Sutton
and friend, Randy Hott; sister, Karen Green and husband, Gary; parents-in-law, Robert and Betty
Lawrence; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sharon and Leo Voyles. He also leaves behind a host
of nieces, great-nieces, nephews, and great-nephews that will greatly miss their beloved Uncle
Bobby.
JOE MEANS LEONARD, JR.
CLASS OF 1937


A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 am for Joe M. Leonard, Jr. at St.
Paul's Episcopal Church. No visitation is planned. Arrangements are under the Geo. J. Carroll and Son
Funeral Home.

Joe Means Leonard, Jr. passed from his earthly life on February 15, 2015.

He was born on June 20, 1919 to Joe Means Leonard, Sr. and Phoebe Myers Leonard in Gainesville Texas. He
married Mary Sue Davis on July 8, 1942 in Marietta, Oklahoma. He is survived by his son Joe M. Leonard III
and wife, Sharon of Greenville, Texas; daughter, Susanne Beard of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter, Jan Stamper
and husband Bryan Stamper of Ocoee, Florida; grandchildren and great grandchildren Dan Leonard, wife
Kimberly and their children Zachary and Elizabeth Leonard; Rachel Leonard Cisneros, husband Tony and
their children Isaac and Nate Cisneros; Jessica Beard Cung, husband Steve and their children, Cameron and
Colby Cung; Matt Beard, wife Tristan and their son, Connor Beard; Anne Stamper Turner, husband Clay and
Jack Stamper. He is also survived by beloved nieces, nephews and their spouses.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Sue Leonard in 2007 and his brother, Earl M. (Bud)
Leonard.

Joe graduated from Gainesville High School in 1937 and from the University of Texas in 1941 with a BA in
Arts and Sciences and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He served with the Army Signal Corps
from 1942-45 and attained the rank of Captain. He participated in the invasion of Normandy and
campaigned in France, Belgium, the Ardennes and Germany. He received the Bronze Star for his Signal
Intelligence work.

After the war he worked at the Gainesville Daily Register, the newspaper founded by his grandfather, John
T. Leonard. In 1947 he founded Radio Station KGAF. He also developed Lin and Kliff Records. Joe became a
media broker and was the founder and Chairman of the National and International Association of Mergers
and Acquisitions Consultants which merged with International Network of Mergers and Acquisitions
Partners. He was elected as the President of the Texas Association of Broadcasters, honored as a Pioneer
Broadcaster and was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, and the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

Joe had a deep faith in God and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for five decades. Along with
his many professional achievements he enjoyed collecting art, gardening, dancing, traveling, listening to
music and writing. He was the author of two books: Rockabilly, Radio and WWII (2002) and Bah, Bah, Black
Sheep (2004). He remained active and lived independently until one week before his death. Joe was
devoted to his family and in return they counted him as their hero. He will be dearly missed by his family
and a host of friends.

The family suggests donations be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, PO Box 635, Gainesville, TX 76241 or
Boys and Girls Club of Cooke County, 315 W. Hird St., Gainesville, TX 76240.
JOE MEANS LEONARD, JR.
June 20, 1919
February 15, 2015
CLASS OF 1937
TOMMY LEATON
August 18, 1954
September 17, 1975
CLASS OF 1973
GERALDINE "GERRY"
"LAWLER" MEADOR
DOB pending
June 22, 2008
CLASS OF 1952
GERALDINE "GERRY" LAWLER MEADOR (June 22, 2008)
CLASS OF 1952

Gerry Meador passed away in her home on June 22, 2008.  The memorial service will take place on June 25
at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, 76133.


Gerry Lawler was born and raised in Sivells Bend, Texas, and graduated from Gainesville High School.  She
married Doyle Meador and together they reared three children.  She was a member of St. Christopher’s
Episcopal Church, Edgecliff Village Fellowship, American Legion Auxiliary and the Desk and Derrick Club.  
Gerry was an active community volunteer and enjoyed helping others.  She was a gracious hostess and “Mi-
Mi” to her five grandchildren and “GG” to her great-grandson.  The “Hotties”, Rent-a-Relatives, MOPs, the
Supper Club, family and friends will never forget her passion and love for life.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Sheb and Marie Lawler; brothers, Denver, Raymond and
Kenneth; sisters, Inez and Phyllis.


Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Doyle; children, Rick and his wife, Karen; Sheila and her
husband, Russell; and Dorcia; five grandchildren, Britt, Kaitlyn and Will Meador, Andrea Wilks and husband
Chris, and Justin Wise and wife Kim; great-grandson Walker Wilks, and close nephew, Gary Cunningham.  
Area and local survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester and Dorothy Meador of Abilene and Dub
and Beth Meador of Cross Plains, Johnny and Melba Baugh and Jimmy and Dellene Driskill and John and
The family wishes to offer their special thanks to our friends, VITAS Innovative Hospice staff and Karen
Pettersson, RN, for your love and support.
CLOYS LATHAM
December 15, 1941
December 31, 1994
CLASS OF 1960
BILL LATHAM
DATES PENDING
CLASS OF 1957
BILL LACKEY
May 10, 1934
January 5, 2013
CLASS OF 1952
BILL LACKEY
CLASS OF 1952

"DUMAS - Bill Lackey, 78 of Dumas, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. A memorial service is
scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Loving,
pastor at First Christian Church in Amarillo, Rev. Randy Srader, pastor at God of Wonders Fellowship Church
in Amarillo, and Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor at First Christian Church of Dumas, will be officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors. Bill was born on May 10, 1934, to O.T. and
Madelyn (Brooks) Lackey in Sayre, OK. He married the love of his life, Patty Hill, on February 24, 1967, at
First Baptist Church in Dumas. She preceded him in death 1998. Bill arrived at Dumas High School in 1964 as
a member of the Demon football coaching staff. The younger generation knows him as "Mr. Lackey." But
many fondly remember him as "Coach Lackey."  He graduated from Gainesville High School and received a
football scholarship to continue his playing days in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a member of the Louisiana
State University Tiger football program. To his dying day, he was a BIG LSU football fan. After his playing
days ended with a severe shoulder injury, he returned to the Texas Panhandle and received his Bachelors
degree in Geology from West Texas State College, now known as West Texas A&M University. Before coming
to Dumas, Coach Lackey began his teaching career in Dodson, Texas. Bill hung up his coaching gear in 1976
to enter the private sector. By 1990, he sorely missed the interaction with his students so he returned to the
classroom, and for the past 22 years, he continued to teach at Dumas High School. Coach Lackey was
welcomed, and served as a mentor, to more young coaches than probably any other former coach in the
history of Dumas High School. Bill loved his granddaughters and referred to them as Miss America 1, Miss
America 2 and Miss America 3. His sons and his daughter-in-law were his primary source of pride. He was a
member of First United Methodist Church and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by two sons: Jimmy Lackey and wife Kim of Canyon and Bart Lackey of McKinney; and three
granddaughters: Jayla, Kennedy and Hallie Lackey all of Canyon. He was preceded in death by his wife and
parents. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Bill Lackey Memorial Scholarship in
care of Dumas Education Foundation, P.O. Box 615, Dumas, Texas 79029; or Kids, Incorporated of Amarillo,
Texas, 2201 S.E. 27th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79103. The family will be at 600 Pear"
FRANKIE LASTER  
September 26, 1930
October 13, 2014
GISD TEACHER
FRANKIE LASTER  (September 26, 1930 - October 13, 2014)
GISD TEACHER

Funeral service for Frankie Laster 84, of Gainesville are set for Thursday October 16, 2014 at 2;00 p.m. at
the Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Jones and Robert Kelley officiating with burial to
follow in Fairview Cemetery. Frankie passed away on October 13, 2014 in Gainesville, Tx.

Frankie was born on September 26, 1930 in Conroe, Tx to J.R. and Lucy Cain West. She married A.L. Laster
Jr. on Jan. 10, 1951 and was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and was a current member of the Son
Rise Church. Frankie retired from the G.I.S.D. after years of teaching and educating young people and her
influence is still felt among her former students today. She was a longtime member of the P.E.O. Chapter A
and her hobbies included traveling, reading and most of all showing how much she loved her family by her
cooking and baking.

Frankie loved her family and is survived by her children Mark Laster and his wife Margie, Greg Laster and his
wife Laurette, William Laster Sr. and Leah Jefferies and her husband David, grandchildren Carrie Menzie and
her husband Mark, Rachel Neu and her husband Brian ,Benjamin Laster, Sharon Aguilar and her husband
Dario, Jessica Laster , Rebecca Laster, William Laster Jr., Chris Laster, Sarah Terry and her husband Tye and
Mary Jefferies. Great grandchildren Kade and Cole Branson, Madeline and Eleanor Neu, Enoch and Esther
Laster, Abigail, Tabitha, Luke and Aaron Aguilar, Kayla Sandmann, Audrey and Ava Shirley and Kaci Terry.
and sister in law Martha Laster and nephew Tom West. She was preceded in death by her husband A.L.
Laster Jr., son John Charles Laster, brother Charles West and brother in law Gene Laster. Memorial
contributions may be made to Cooke County Home Hospice. You may sign the on line registry at
geojcarroll.com
COLLEEN KUYKENDALL
August 17, 1954
November 11, 1974
CLASS OF 1972
EVELYN "JOANNE"
"LESTER" JONES  
December 25, 1933
May 29, 2013
CLASS OF 1952
ELIZABETH "LAFLAMME"
JAMES
February 4, 1974
September 24, 2011
CLASS OF 1992
VELMA COLLEEN KUYKENDALL (August 17, 1954 - November 11, 1974)
CLASS OF 1972

Birth:         August 17, 1954
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Death:        November 11, 1974
Denison
Grayson County
Texas, USA

Father: Lewis Kuykendall
Mother: Daisy Rockwell
Employee of Weber Aircraft
Age at death: 20 years
Was a passenger in an automobile involved in one car accident.

Family links:
Parents:
Lewis Edward Kuykendall (1928 - 2002)

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
MARY ELIZABETH RAINS
LEE
May 18, 1953
November 27, 2015
CLASS of 1973
CONNIE "LEWIS"
EMBERTON
DOB pending
August 6, 1987
CLASS OF 1966
MARY ELIZABETH "RAINS" LEE
CLASS of 1973

A visitation for Mary Elizabeth Rains, 62, of Gainesville, will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday,
November 30, 2015 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Rains passed away November 27, 2015 in Gainesville. She was born May 18, 1953 to George, Jr. and
Martha Potter Lee.

Mary was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Mary is survived by her husband Billy Lee Rains of Gainesville; son Joey Rains of Bells; daughter Brenda Fay
Rains of Austin; 8 grandchildren; sister Barbara Whittington of Whitesboro.  She is proceeded by her
parents; daughter Shawna Lynn Rains; brother David Lee; brother Billy Joe Lee; brother Eddie Ray Lee.

You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.

SERVICES
VISITATION

Monday, November 30, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home
602 Lindsay St.
Gainesville, Texas 76240
GEORGE CALVIN LEWIS
June 15, 1954
April 1986
CLASS OF 1973
JEFFREY JOE LEFTWICH
CLASS OF 1979

Funeral services for Jeffery Joe Leftwich, 55, of Gainesville, are
scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at First Baptist
Church with Dr. Jeff Langley officiating. Interment will follow at
Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, March
28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Leftwich passed away March 25, 2016 in Dallas.

Jeff was born December 27, 1960 in Gainesville. He was a graduate of
Gainesville High School where he was involved in athletics. Jeff
enjoyed his time in Raceland, LA, where he lived and worked for seven
years. He then returned to Gainesville to continue his career in the
office machine business. Jeff worked at Dustin’s Office Machines,
where he was an entrepreneur, and later at Gainesville ISD. He was a
member of First Baptist Church, where he was often involved in
various activities. Jeff was the life of the party and never met a
stranger. He always had a smile on his face and had a joke for any
situation. Jeff loved his family deeply and will be missed by all that
knew him.

Survivors include: father Johnny Leftwich and wife Mary Lou of
Gainesville; mother Milly Jackson and husband Jon of Dallas; sister
Celia Goree of Dallas; brother Spencer Leftwich and wife LaTonne of El
Paso; nephews: Jake, Jordan, and Josh Goree, and Mack Hays, Cutter,
and Gage Leftwich; aunt Mary Meadows of Dallas; uncle Spencer Hays
and wife Marlene of New York, NY; aunt Billie Joe Whitley and husband
Ted of Burleson; and numerous cousins and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are: Jake Goree, Jordan Goree, Josh Goree,
Mack Hays Leftwich, Cutter Leftwich, Jeff Brown, John Price, and
Robbie Baugh.

Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Cooke County or
a charity of one’s choosing.
JEFFREY JOE LEFTWICH
December 27, 1960
March 25, 2016
CLASS OF 1979
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