March 10, 1947
December 6, 1999
CLASS OF 1965
June 3, 1990
CLASS OF 1965
|VIRGLE LEE SCHNEIDER
April 24, 1937
September 25, 2012
CLASS OF 1955
|VIRGLE LEE SCHNEIDER
Virgle Schneider, 75, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at North Texas Medical Center. Funeral
services for Mr. Schneider will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel with the
Rev. Bill Black, pastor of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in New Rest Haven Cemetery with Robert Hogan, Lance Wright, Greg Zimmerer and
Tony Alardin serving as pallbearers.
No visitation is planned.
Virgle was born April 24, 1937, the son of Augustus and Maudie Dessrine (Horner) Schneider.
He was a Gainesville High School graduate and had served in the Army National Guard. Virgle had worked in
sales and welding supply at Schad and Pulte and had also been employed by Linda Jo Shoe Factory.
Survivors of Virgle Lee Schneider include brothers, James “Jim” Edward Schneider of Gainesville and Bobby
Allen Schneider of Gainesville; sister, Betty Wright and her husband Harvey of The Colony; nieces, Charlene
Hardin of Pottsboro, Shelley Zimmerer of Muenster, Kathryn Alardin of Bedford and Suzanne Wheeler of
Gainesville; nephews, Lance Wright of Arlington, Mark Schneider of Brenham and Kent Schneider of
Gainesville; and many loving great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gus Schneider, Jr. and Jack Horner.
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Ronnie Glenn Scott, 62, of Gainesville, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at
the Hillcrest Church of Christ with David Gray officiating.
Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m this evening, Jan. 26, 2010 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Ronnie died Jan. 23, 2010 in Denton.
Ronnie was born in Gainesville on May 2, 1947 to Claude Scott and Orlene (Sue) Scott-Dennington. He
married Nell McElreath on June 26, 1971.
Mr. Scott attended Gainesville Schools and graduated in 1965. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1966. He
served in Japan, Vietnam and Tinker Air Force Base, being discharged in 1970. He entered the aviation field,
earning his commercial multi-engine instrument rating, airframe and power plant licenses.
In 1972, Ronnie entered into oil field work as a rig mechanic in Peru. He drilled and pushed tools in Alaska,
Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. In 1992, he started Oilfield Equipment Sales in Gainesville, building double
cementers, single units, double acid pumpers and all kinds of bulk equipment.
Ronnie was a member of the Downard Fairplains community and a lifetime member of the Gainesville 1922
VFW. He also was very involved in donating to the local charities and organizations.
Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Nell Scott; son, Clay Scott; daughter, Mikinzie Bauwin; brother and
sister-in-law, Don and CarolAnn Scott; grandchildren, Ashton Scott, Hannah Bauwin, Mariah and Mikaylie
Biggers and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and by his grandparents, R. E. and Cordie Scott and Willis and
Pallbearers will be Matt Livingston, Warren Smith, Keith Aston, Brian Blanton, Eddie Dewey and Rudy Paclik.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
|CLASS OF 1982
Services for Tricia Lee Jenkins, 45, of Gainesville have been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jenkins died Aug. 15, 2008 at the River Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville
She was born July 26, 1963 in Corpus Christi to Jim and Patsy Taylor Seeds.
She was a nail technician at the Masters Touch in Gainesville for three years. She was injured in an
automobile accident in 2000 which left her disabled. From then on, it was all about her family grandbabies.
Copling of Gainesville and Micalah Jenkins of Gainesville; 2 grandchildren; 6 nieces and brothers, Randy and
Jimmy Seeds both of Gainesvile and sister and brother-in-law Dara and Bill Slaven of Portsmouth, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Seeds and her sister, Nicky Briggs.
Pallbears are Chase Serna, Cody Copling, Randy Seeds, Bo Seeds, Bill Slaven and Bill Taylor.
Visitation is at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday.
|MELISSA "MISSY" SUE
March 19, 1968
June 5, 2004
CLASS OF 1986
|MELISSA SUE SCHULLY 1968-2004
CLASS OF 1986
Melissa Sue Schully, 36, of Lindsay went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2004, at Harris Methodist Hospital
in Fort Worth. Services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev.
Darrell McIntyre and Dr. Don Darling officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the
direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
She was born March 19, 1968, in Fort Worth to Dan and Fran Allen Schully. Melissa graduated from
Gainesville High School in 1986. She was a member of the American Airlines CARE Team, receiving two
awards for her CARE Team service, one earned following 9-11 in New York and the other following a crash
in Little Rock, Ark. She was cited for Outstanding Customer Service frequently. She was active in
volunteer work for the Abba Women's Center, and was involved in the church music program. She
enjoyed bicycling, scuba diving, piano playing, needlework and camping.
Survivors include her parents, Dan and Fran Schully of Lindsay; brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and
Beth Schully of Gainesville; nephews, Austin and Andrew Schully of Gainesville; aunt and uncle, Sue and
Jay Welch of Wylie; aunts, Sue Menzie and Jodi Schully, both of Gainesville; uncle, David Allen of
Pottsboro; grandparent, Elizabeth Schully of Gainesville; great-aunts, Betty Jean Goodman of Kilgore,
Lena Marie Clodfelter of Gainesville, Joycelyn Shoemaker of Metairie, La., and Gloria Hughes of Los Altos,
Calif.; and a number of cousins. Pallbearers are Mark Menzie, Matt Menzie, Rod Carmichael, Efren
Canalas, Jim Beck, Allen Welch, Frank Liedtke and Herbert Schmidlkofer.
Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions
may be made to Abba Women's Center; 414 E. Elm St.; Gainesville.
|CLASS OF 1983
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gary Schumacher, 48, of
Gainesville, will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19,
2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Victor Cruz officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at
6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, with visitation to follow, at Geo.
J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Schumacher was born September 4, 1964 in Gainesville, TX.
He passed away April 15, 2013 in Gainesville.
Mr. Schumacher graduated from St. Mary’s School in 1979 and
Gainesville High School in 1983. Gary began his long and
successful career with the City of Gainesville in 1986. More
importantly that year, he married Bonnie Truesdell on February
28. Gary was a very hard worker and was happiest when serving
others. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, grilling, and just being
outdoors. Gary was a long-time volunteer with the Gainesville
Fire Department. Gary never met a stranger and would start up a
conversation with just about anyone. Above all, Gary treasured
Yellowstone National Park, playing golf with his children, and
coaching his son’s football teams. Gary touched the lives of those
closest to him and countless others – he will be dearly missed by
Survivors include: wife, Bonnie Schumacher of Gainesville; son,
Brandon Schumacher of Gainesville; son, Shaun Schumacher,
wife, Christina, and granddaughter, Ryleigh of Collinsville;
daughter, Delaney Schumacher of Gainesville; parents, Melvin
and Patsy Schumacher of Gainesville; mother-in-law, Wanda
Truesdell of Gainesville; brother, Dale Schumacher and wife,
Dianna of Gainesville; brother Kenny Schumacher of Gainesville;
sister, Karen Privett and husband, Sonny of Gainesville; brother,
Dennis Schumacher and wife, Diana of Gainesville; brother,
Ronnie Schumacher of Gainesville; twin brother, Jerry
Schumacher and wife, Sandra of Gainesville; brother-in-law,
Scott Truesdell and wife, Brenda of Gainesville; brother-in-law,
Randall Truesdell and wife, Nicki of Gainesville; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Schumacher was preceded in
death by his grandparents: Ted and Katie Gremminger, and Henry
and Elizabeth Schumacher; and father-in-law, Richard Truesdell.
Pallbearers will be Gary’s brothers and brothers-in-law. Honorary
pallbearers will be employees of the City of Gainesville.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice..
|September 4, 1964
April 15, 2013
CLASS OF 1983
|PAUL SCOTT (6/24/1955 - 7/8/2013)
CLASS OF 1973
Paul Lyndon Scott, 58 of Aubrey, passed away on Monday, July
8, 2013. He was born on June 24, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas to
J. Norris Scott and Joyce Morrison Scott. He married Darla
Doty in Gainesville on August 2, 1980. He graduated from
Gainesville High School and from the University of North Texas.
He was a retired Investigator for the Denton County Sheriff's
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 6-8 pm
at DeBerry Funeral Directors. The funeral service will be held
on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:00 am at the First Baptist
Church in Denton with Rev. Brad Cockrell officiating. Burial will
be at Marysville Cemetery in Marysville, Texas.
Pallbearers will include Brian Shaw, Nelson Shaw, Clayton Love,
Robert Doty, Mike Amerman, and Kevin Wright. Honorary
pallbearers are James Smith and Mike Johnson.
Paul is survived by his wife, Darla Scott; daughter, Haley Anne
Scott; sister, Dana Johnson and husband Mike; and in-laws,
Jeanette Doty, Bob and Donna Doty. He is preceded in death
by his parents.
June 24, 1955
July 8, 2013
CLASS OF 1973
November 27, 1942
February 2, 2014
CLASS OF 1961
|CLASS OF 1961
Charles Terry Schneider, 71, of Denton passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Terry was born November 27, 1942, in Arlington, TX, to T. C. (Dutch) and Gwendolyn (Tanner) Schneider. He
was a self-employed Realtor. He was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
A graduate of Gainesville High School, he received a bachelor of finance degree from the University of
Terry is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and David Andrews of La Verne, CA; brother and
sister-in-law, Bruce and Lisa Schneider of Denton; and two grandchildren, Abigail Andrews and Alexandra
Andrews of La Verne, CA. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and dear friend Elaine
Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Thomas Schneider.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. at St. Andrew Presbyterian
Church with Rev. Steve Plunkett officiating. Terry and his family request that in lieu of flowers memorials
be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St., Denton, TX, 76201. On-line condolences may
be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com
|June 8, 1948 - December 8, 2014
CLASS OF 1966
Rickey Sewell went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 8, 2014 in
Spring, Texas at the age of 66. He was a loving husband, father, brother,
uncle, cousin and most importantly, Papa.
He was born in Gainesville, Texas on June 8, 1948.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Sewell of 45 years. They were married
February 22, 1969. Rickey is also survived by his three children and their
families. He has a son Brian Sewell and spouse Joanna with grandchildren
Gary, Tony, Logan and Connor. He has a daughter Kristy Sewell Kreymer,
spouse Brian with grandchildren Mackenzi, Levi and Carson. He has a
second daughter, Kari Sewell Pratka, spouse Bobby with grandchildren
Connor, Trevor and Kaytlinn. He has a great-grandson Lakota. Rickey is
also survived by his sister, Doris Bush. He has many nieces and nephews
whom he also loved.
Rickey is preceded in death by his parents, Elvin Russell Sewell and
Lorene V. Sewell and his brother Russell Sewell.
Funeral services will be performed on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at
the Addison Funeral Home in Spring, Texas at 11:00am. His burial service
is on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:00pm at the Fairview Cemetery in
Gainesville, Texas. Reverend David Tolliver is officiating his services and
Myra Tolliver is blessing his services with song.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Pilots for Patients, an
organization very dear to Rickey’s heart. Donations can be made online
at http://www.pilotsforpatients.org or sent to 3127 Mercedes Dr,
Monroe, LA 71201.
“The Joy of the Lord is our Strength.”
March 9, 1953
July 19, 1974
CLASS OF 1971
|RONNIE GLENN SCOTT
May 2, 1947
January 23, 2010
CLASS OF 1965
|JOHNNY RAY SCOTT
December 12, 1952
October 4, 2014
CLASS OF 1971
|JOHNNY RAY SCOTT
CLASS OF 1971
Funeral services for Johnny Ray Scott, 61, of Gainesville, are set for
10:00 AM Friday October 10, 2014 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of
the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A visitation will be held at the
funeral home Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
Johnny was born on December 12, 1952 in Denison to James Wilbert
and Anna (Charabet) Scott. He passed away on October 4, 2014 in
He is survived by his mother Anna of Gainesville; brother Jimmy Scott
of Dallas; sister Pat Dudenhoeffer and her husband Tim of Valley View;
daughter Jamie Layer and her husband Michael of Arvada, CO.; son
Barry Scott and his wife Ammie of Gainesville; grandchildren Seth
Burkhart, Elijah Layer, Levi Layer, Logan Scott, Kaleb Scott, and Ally
Scott; significant other Wanda Bonn of Fort Worth; step-daughter
Shelly Lowry and her husband Robert of Callisburg; Step-daughter
Brandy Bonn of Woodbine; step-grandchildren Colten Sparkman,
Dawson Reed, Jessica Lowry, and Nick Lowry.
He was preceded in death by his father Jim in 1999.
August 22, 1957
November 6, 2014
CLASS OF 1975
|JANET SCIVALLY COPELAND
CLASS OF 1975
Janet Scivally Copeland, 57, of Midland, went to be with the Father on Thursday, November 6, 2014.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at First Baptist Church
Janet was born on August 22, 1957 in Gainesville, Texas to Weldon Thurman Scivally and Doris Ann Scivally.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University. She married the
love of her life, David Copeland, on September 4, 1982 in Gainesville, Texas. They raised three children
together, and she retired after the birth of their second child.
She is survived by her husband, David Copeland; son, Weston Copeland, and wife, Sarah; daughter, Cathryn
Copeland Wood, and husband, Conner; son, William Copeland; mother, Doris Ann Scivally; brother, Dale
Scivally, and wife, Jan; sister, Carol Herman, and husband, James; sister, Sandy Carpenter, and husband,
Craig; sister, Suzy Scivally; one grandson, Easton David Copeland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Janet was a faithful servant of Christ, a devoted mom and wife, a friend who loved at all times, and a pearl
formed by adversity. She will be remembered most by her unfailing faith.
The family requests that any donations be made to Midland Fair Havens, 2400 Whitmire Blvd, Suite 100,
Midland, TX 79705.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
|TRICIA LEE "SEEDS"
July 26, 1963
August 15, 2008
CLASS OF 1982
July 25, 2001
CLASS OF 1966
April 9, 1934
November 29, 2015
CLASS of 1952
|JAMES EDWARD "JIMMY" SCHNEIDER. (April 9, 1934-November 29, 2015)
CLASS of 1952
GAINESVILLE - Funeral Services for James Edward "Jimmy" Schneider, 81, will be held at 11 a.m. on
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville with Rev. Bill Black
officiating. Interment will follow at New Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11
a.m., prior to the service.
Jimmy passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at River Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in
He was born on April 9, 1934 in Gainesville to Augustus and Maudie Dessrine (Horner) Schneider. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army and was a foreman at Joe Walter Lumber Company in Gainesville for many years.
Survivors include a brother, Bobby Allen Schneider of Gainesville; a sister, Betty Wright and husband,
Harvey of The Colony; nieces, Charlene Hardin of Pottsboro, Shelley Zimmerer of Muenster, Kathryn Alardin
Brenham and Kent Schneider of Gainesville; many loving great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Gus Schneider, Jr., Jack Horner and Virgle Schneider.
CLASS OF 1958
Brenda Schmitz, daughter of Frankie and Leona, was born in Gainesville
and raised as a member of the community circus. She was the first
female president of the student body of Gainesville High School, and
attended Christian College in Fulton, Mo for two years. Brenda completed
her B.S. at TCU in Speech pathology in 1962. After working briefly for the
Boulder, Co schools, she completed her M.S. in education of the deaf at
the University of Kansas, and later her educational administration
Brenda taught at the Lela P. Callier School for the Deaf in Dallas and was
both a teacher and teacher supervisor at the Callier Center, now part of
UTD. She was the much loved elementary principal at the Kansas School
for the Deaf in Olathe for 23 years and middle school principal for two
Brenda returned home to Gainesville in 1988 to work with her dad,
Frankie, as manager of Schmitz Properties. She participated in the
Gainesville Leadership Program and worked on the team to restore the
Santa Fe Depot and have it named a historic monument.
Brenda had lived in Denton since 1992 with her partner of 40 years,
DiAnne Allison. She served as a surrogate parent for students in Denton
ISD, was on the Advisory Committee for the Joe Dale Sparks school at
Denton City Juvenile Detention, and sat on a DISD Bond Committee
representing special education.
She died peacefully in her Denton home on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
Survivors include: partner DiAnne Allison of Denton; children Hannah and
Gracie; cousins Dave and Landy Cooke, Sunya Brown, and Shalay and
In lieu of services, the family will conduct a private celebration-of-life
gathering later in the spring.
Memorials may be made to a no-kill animal shelter of one’s choosing.
June 8, 1948
December 8, 2014
CLASS OF 1966
October 9, 1958
April 29, 1994
CLASS OF 1977
March 18, 1940
February 27, 2016
CLASS OF 1958
|DOUGLAS EUGENE SCHAFER
January 8, 1932
January 21st, 2017
CLASS OF 1952
|DOUGLAS EUGENE SCHAFER
Douglas Eugene Schafer was born on January 8, 1932 in Gainesville,
Texas, to Harry and Alma Schafer. He was preceded in death by his
parents and a young daughter, Wendy Leigh Schafer.
Doug grew up in Gainesville where he graduated from Gainesville High
School. He also attended North Texas State University. Doug proudly
served as a member of the United States Army.
Doug had many careers throughout his lifetime, and he always had to be
busy. His 10 years with the Santa Fe Railroad as a fireman/engineer
began his love affair with trains. He spent 30 years in Quality and
Engineering at Texas Instruments. Following his retirement from TI,
Doug took a couple of years off to build their home at Lake Texoma. His
next career was with the Plano Independent School District as a school
bus driver. He retired from there in 2001, and almost immediately went
to work for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. His retirement from Enterprise came
when he passed peacefully into heaven for whatever work our Heavenly
Father has for him there. At the time of his passing he was at home with
his wife and children.
Doug and Margaret, his beloved wife of 63 years, were high school
sweethearts. Their love story rivals any of the great ones in history as
their devotion to each other has created a great legacy among their
children, family and friends.
Doug moved his young family to Plano in 1962. They joined the First
Baptist Church where he has been a member of the Reeves/Chapel Class
for most of those years, and where he sang in the Sunshine Singers Adult
Choir for several years. He also supported the "I Love My Church"
Doug watched and participated in the growth and development of the
city of Plano. He served a term as president of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce. There was not much that Doug could not do. His hobbies
included photography, writing short stories, flower gardening, model
railroad layouts, all kinds of model building, birdhouses for family and
friends, hunting, fishing, boating, and teaching his children and
grandchildren gun safety and marksmanship. Doug was a champion
marksman. He served as a soccer coach, Cub Scout Master, and Indian
Guide father. Doug enjoyed traveling with family throughout the
southwestern part of the United States, Texas state parks, and national
parks. He also traveled with family in Europe. He never passed a
historical marker without stopping to read it. He loved doing anything
that had to do with Texas or Lake Texoma. Doug was an avid reader and
Doug is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughter Kimberly Carpenter and
husband Rocky, sons Rick Schafer and wife Kathy, Gary Schafer and wife
Sharon, and Scott Schafer and wife Scherry; grandchildren Jared Schafer
and wife Becky, Sonny Gibson and wife Stephanie, Amber Gorski and
husband Chris, Jeremy Schafer, Zackary Carpenter, Ransom Carpenter,
Connor Schafer, Christian Schafer, and Cailey Schafer; great
granddaughters Karly and Karsyn Schafer, sister, Trixie Chapman,
brother and sister James and Nancy Miller, sister-in-law Linda Miller,
brother-in-law Brian Pearson, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends. A memorial service to honor the Lord and celebrate Doug's
life will be held Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist
Church of Plano, 1300 E 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75074. There will be a
reception immediately following the service to greet the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the "I Love My Church" Projects at
First Baptist Church Plano or to the American Cancer Society.