MARY E. TOWNSLEY
December 3, 1930
December 31, 2006
GISD LIBRARIAN
THOMAS "TOMMY"
TOWNSLEY
August 15, 1963
November 24, 1991
CLASS OF 1981
TERRY LYNN THURMAN
November 2, 1956
February 8, 2009
CLASS OF 1976
TERRY LYNN THURMAN 1956-2009

Graveside services for Terry Lynn Thurman, 52, of Gainesville are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at
Fairview Cemetery with Paul Carpenter officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral
Home.

Mr. Thurman died Feb. 8, 2009 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 2, 1956 in Gainesville to Loyd and Edra (Parnell) Thurman. He was a member of the First
Christian Church. He loved fishing and computers.
Survivors include his father, Loyd Thurman and wife, Betty of Fort Worth; brothers and sister-in-law, Scott
and Tracey Thurman of Cooper and Glenn Thurman of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and
Randy Kilgore of Wintersprings, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Kenneth and Janie Thurman of Lindsay and Betty Jo
and Dwayne Benford of Muenster; nieces and nephews, Zach and Travis Fredrick, Leah and Jonathan
Thurman, Scotty Thurman and Katie Rieff and cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by his mother, Edra Thurman in 1997 and grandparents, Loyd Willie Thurman and Alma
Josephine Thurman.
Visitation is set for Thursday, Feb. 12 from 8:30-9:45 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service
MARY E. TOWNSLEY (December 3, 1930-December 31, 2006)
GISD LIBRARIAN

Services for Mary E. Townsley, 76, of Gainesville are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home with Rev. Elwood S. Poore, paster emeritus of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will
follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Mrs. Townsley died Dec. 31, 2006, at Renaissance Care Center.

She was born Dec. 3, 1930, in Gainesville to Thomas A. and Oma Gardner Hayes. In June 1952, she married
Joseph B. Townsley in Gainesville. She was an employee of the Coca Cola Bottling Plant before working as
secretary at the Townsley Motor Company and then as an accountant for the Gainesville Aircraft Company
until 1972, and was the librarian at Gainesville High School for 24 years. She was a member of the Texas
Librarian Association, the T.W.U. Alumni Association and The Book Club in Gainesville. At one time, she was
also the Junior Class Sponsor at the high school. She was also a member of the First United Methodist
Church.

Survivors include her son, David Townsley of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Louann and Ron Pundt of
Victoria; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brothers, Dan Hayes of Bay City and Thomas A.
Hayes Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Townsley on Dec. 7, 2003; and son, Thomas Hayes Townsley
on Nov. 24, 1991.

Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Hayes Townsley Scholarship Fund at the Methodist
Home in Waco or to Parkinsons research.
GENE WILLIS TRAMMELL
CLASS OF 1983

Memorial service for Gene Willis Trammell, 43, of Gainesville are set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel of Gainesville with Rev. Hubert Wright and Rev. Scott Trammell
officiating.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Chapel.

Mr. Trammell died June 23, 2008, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

He was born Nov. 1, 1964, in Gainesville to Jim “Buck” W. and Lanette Bayer Trammell. He graduated from
Gainesville High School in 1984 and also attended North Central Texas College. He was an avid hunter and
fisherman and was a member of the Gainesville Black Bass Association.

Survivors include his mother, Lanette Trammell; several aunts and uncles; and a number of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father on May 14, 1996, and by his grandparents, Al and Marie Loerwald
Bayer and Dowd and Bell Bryant Trammell.

Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club; 315 E. Hird St.; Gainesville or to Camp Sweeney;
Chamber of Commerce Building; Gainesville, TX 76240.
MARY ELLEN "LEONARD" TURBEVILLE
CLASS OF 1948

Memorial services for Mary Ellen Leonard Turbeville, 78, of Gainesville are set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3,
2009 at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville with Rev. John Hare officiating.

Mary Ellen passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at Renaissance Care Center.

Mary Ellen was born in Wilson, Okla. to Eddie and Nell (Morris) Leonard. She attended Gainesville schools
and graduated from Gainesville High School. She attended Gainesville Jr. College.

She married Ben E. Turbeville on July 17, 1949. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
She worked in the medical field and later worked in the field of education. She was a long time member of
First Presbyterian Church, was a hospital auxiliary volunteer, and enjoyed playing Bridge and Bunco with
family and friends. Mary Ellen enjoyed traveling, especially taking cruises.

Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Ben E. Turbeville; daughter, Deb Turbeville of Denton; son and
daughter-in-law, Tim and Mary Turbeville of Gainesville and sisters, Alice Marie Pittman of New Orleans and
June Sherrill of Gainesville. She is also survived by grandchildren, Leslee, Teri, Gina, Justin, Megan, and
Benjamin and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Pat Leonard; daughter, Julie Turbeville Eberhart and
great-grandchild, Julie Thurman.
No visitation is planned.
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RUBY IMOGENE "GENE TURNER" SMITH
CLASS OF 1946

Funeral services for Ruby Imogene Smith, 85, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Meador
Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the funeral home.

Ruby passed away on Oct. 12, 2012, at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville.
Ruby was born on Feb. 8, 1927, in Gainesville to William (Willie) and Cora Turner.

She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren, and she was a homemaker and loved to sew quilts
and read.

Survivors include her daughters, Glenda Smith of Gainesville and Linda Alexander and husband Larry of
Cleburne; sons, David Smith and wife Rosie of Columbus, Ind., Glen Smith of Gainesville, Charles Smith of
Lewisville and Johnny Smith of Gainesville; a brother, John Frank Turner of Whitesboro; 20 grandchildren;
and 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Cora Turner; two infant children; two brothers, Ezra
Turner and Jim Turner; and three sisters, Dorothy Overton, Pansey Eaton and Maybell Ward.
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DOUGLAS WAYNE TRUITT  1955-2011
CLASS OF 1973

Funeral services for Douglas Wayne Truitt, 56, of Gainesville are set for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at 2 p.m. in
the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Dodson officiating.  Burial will follow in
Fairview Cemetery.

Mr. Truit died Oct. 28, 2011 in Gainesville.  He was born on Feb. 28, 1955 in Gainesville.

Survivors include brother, Gary Truitt of Indiana.

You may sign the online registry at geojcarroll.com.  Arrangements are under the direction Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home.
THOMAS RAY TRIETSCH  1935-March 14, 2013
TEACHER/DRAFTING/MECHANICAL DRAWING
GISD


Thomas Ray Trietsch, 77, of Sanger passed away at his home on March
14, 2013. He was born July 28, 1935 to Henry and Pearl Trietsch. He
married Kay Hartman on July 4, 1958. He was a caring and devoted
husband, father and grandfather. Thomas graduated from North Texas
State University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts.
Later, he completed his Master of Education at North Texas in 1968.

Thomas was stationed in Germany, where he served in the Army from
1958 to 1960. Upon his return, he was hired by Gaineseville I.S.D.
Thomas taught industrial arts in Gainesville for 31 continuous years,
retiring in 1991.

During his career as an educator, he invested in the lives of his students.
This included driving a bus on a regular route, to football games for the
drill team, and to other out-of-town events. He sponsored the Industrial
Arts Club and the yearbook staff for many years. He loved teaching
photography to his yearbook staff and enjoyed taking, framing and
viewing pictures his entire life.

Thomas was a lifetime farmer and rancher. As a student in FFA, he
received the Texas Lone Star Farmer Award. He supported youth
agricultural education through the Denton County Livestock Association
and the Blue Ribbon Club. Thomas always enjoyed seeing the fruits of his
labor, whether it be a cow with a newborn calf or freshly harvested wheat.

Throughout his life he was active and involved in many activities and
received many accolades, but none was more important to him than his
Christian faith. In earlier years, he was a youth director. He was a
life-long member of Blue Mound United Methodist Church, where his
service included song leader for many years. Thomas was also a charter
member of the Texas Boys Choir.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Kay Trietsch of Sanger; daughter,
Christina Stenger and husband John of Allen; daughter, Dana Wright and
husband Billy of Sanger; daughter, Elizabeth Muir and husband Thomas of
Sanger; 10 cherished grandchildren, Sarah, Stephan, Suzanna and Scott
Stenger, Billy Wright III and wife Jessica, Erin and Shayne Wright, and
Grace, Bella and Julia Muir; sister, Shirley Haisler and husband J.B. of
Sanger; sister, Evelyn Yeatts and husband Clyde of Gainesville;
stepsisters and brothers, Nancy Franklin, Rita Sharp, Kenneth Moorman,
and Irwin Moorman. He was preceded in death by his father and mother
Henry and Pearl Trietsch, stepmother Vivian Moorman Trietsch, and
stepbrother Gary Moorman.

Visitation will be held at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton from 4 to 6
p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 and funeral services will be held at Blue
Mound United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013.

The Family has requested that memorial donations may be made in honor
of Thomas to the Sanger Education Foundation at P.O. Box 429, Sanger,
TX 76266.
SHIRLEY ANN TURNHAM BURKS   (December 1, 1944 - April 6, 2013)
Class of 1962

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Funeral services for Shirley Ann Turnham Burks, 68, of Gainesville, are set for 10:00 AM Thursday, April 11,
2013 at the First Christian Church in Gainesville with the Rev. Mark Loewen officiating. Burial will follow in
the Fairview cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Shirley was born on December 1, 1944 in Gainesville to Oscar and Effie Mabe Turnham. She passed away on
April 6, 2013 in Denison.

Shirley graduated Gainesville High School in 1962. On September 4, 1964, she married Charles Gaylon
Burks. She started her career in 1960 at Watts Bros Pharmacy until 1969. She was employed by Gainesville
National Bank in 1969 until her retirement in 2006. She then went to work at First State bank in 2007 and
was currently employed there. She also worked at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home beginning in 2007 and
was currently employed there as well.

She is survived by her brother Oscar Turnham, Jr. of Gainesville; sister Bessie Childress Brinkley of
Gainesville; brother George Childress of Gainesville; and a brother Burton Eugene Wright of Las Vegas, NV.;
and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends Lucy Tatom, Charles Clement, Betty
Garrett, Frankie Barnes, Mary Wallace, Dora Ward, Jo Clark, and numerous other special friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles in 2006, and a brother Charles Childress.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund, Noah's Ark, or the Frank
Buck Zoo.

Pallbearers will be Robin Brown, Larry Kremling, Scott Flanagan, Robby Ayers, Blair Brown, and J. T. Carter
THOMAS RAY TRIETSCH
July 28, 1935
March 14, 2013
TEACHER/DRAFTING/
MECHANICAL DRAWING
GISD
ERIN ELIZABETH "TRACY" CARRIKER   (Apr. 15, 1969-Feb. 23, 1992)
CLASS OF 1987

Birth:         Apr. 15, 1969
Death:         Feb. 23, 1992

GRAPEVINE - Erin Elizabeth Tracy Carriker, a senior merchandise testing technician for the J C Penney
quality assurance department in Carrollton, died Sunday at a Dallas hospital from injuries received in an
auto accident. She was 22.  Funeral will be at noon Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mrs. Carriker was born in Sherman and was raised in Gainesville.   She lived in Grapevine for four years.She
was a 1987 graduate of Gainesville High School and a 1990 graduate of the University of North Texas. She
was currently enrolled in the UNT master's program.

Survivors: Husband, Michael L.V. Carriker of Grapevine; mother, Shirley Ann Tracy of Colleyville; two
brothers, Tim Tracy of Fort Worth and Matt Tracy of Plano; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown of
Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
Date: February 25, 1992

Burial:
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Plot: Garden of Serenity Section 41
ERIN ELIZABETH
"TRACY" CARRIKER   
April 15, 1969
February 23, 1992
JODY TRAMMELL  
May 18, 1969
June 30, 2003
CLASS OF 1987
DOUGLAS WAYNE TRUITT
February 28, 1955
October 28, 2011
CLASS OF 1973
GENE WILLIS TRAMMELL
November 1, 1964
June 23, 2008
CLASS OF 1983
SHIRLEY JUNE "TILLER"
REITER  
July 8, 1936
August 29, 2013
CLASS OF 1954
SHIRLEY JUNE "TILLER" REITER
CLASS OF 1954

Shirley June (Tiller) Reiter, 77, was called to be with the Lord on
Thursday, August 29, 2013 after a lengthy illness. She was a housewife
and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:
00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Victor Cruz
officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction
of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A rosary with visitation to follow
will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at the funeral home.

Shirley was born on July 8, 1936 in Gainesville, Tx to Hoyt and Ocie
(Selder) Tiller. She attended Gainesville and graduated in 1954. She
married Gene Reiter on May 21, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Shirley is survived by her husband Gene, her three children Cindy
Lutkenhaus, Brad Reiter and his wife Connie of Gainesville, and Tim Reiter
and his wife Sharon of Allen, Tx. five grandchildren; Jeffrey Lutkenhaus
and wife Ileana of Denton, Corey Lutkenhaus and his wife Jade of
Muenster, Amy Lutkenhaus of Gainesville, and Joshua and Erika Reiter of
Allen, and three great-grandsons Tripp, Tate, and Luke Lutkenhaus.

She is also survived by brother Danny Tiller and wife Sandy of Cibolo,
brother David Tiller and wife LaDonna of Gainesville, sister Vickie Hocker
and husband Joe of New Braunfels, brother-in-law Doug Reiter and wife
Chubby of Gainesville, sister-in-law June Bevans and husband John of
Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Hoyt and Ocie Tiller, and
mother-in-law and father-in-law Rose and Toney Reiter.

The family wants to thank Home Hospice of Cooke County for their
wonderful assistance and care during this difficult time. The nurses and
staff are too numerous to mention. The family would like to personally
thank Clara and Kathy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice
of Cooke County or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
RAYMOND TRUITT
June 30, 1953
May 28, 1971
CLASS OF 1971
DOFFIE GILBERT
TRAMMEL
September 4, 1953
July 31, 1982
CLASS OF 1971
VICKIE LYNN "TILLER"
HOCKER  
May 26, 1949
August 22, 2014
CLASS OF 1967
VICKIE LYNN "TILLER" HOCKER
CLASS OF 1967


Vickie Lynn Hocker, nee Tiller, died August 22, 2014, in New Braunfels, Texas. She was born in Gainesville,
Texas, May 26, 1949, to Hoyt and Ocie Tiller, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of
42 years, Joseph Hocker of New Braunfels. She is also survived by her brothers, Danny Tiller and wife
Sandy of Schertz, and David Tiller and wife LaDonna of Gainesville, and brother-in-law Gene Reiter of
Gainesville. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Reiter.

Vickie was a graduate of Gainesville High School and North Texas State University with BA and MLS
degrees. She was reference librarian at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston before moving to New
Braunfels, where she was a school librarian before being named Director of the New Braunfels Public
Library in 1982. In that capacity, she was instrumental in the design and construction of the present-day
library. In her capacity as librarian, Vickie emphasized childhood literacy and encouraged young people to
make the library a part of their education. Her many nieces and nephews were inspired by her dedication,
her intelligence, and her humor. Their special memories of her are tied to her love of books and reading.

Visitation in New Braunfels will be at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home on Monday August 25th from 6
p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation in Gainesville will be at the Carroll Funeral Home on Wednesday August 27th
from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday August 28th at 10 a.m. at
Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas. Memorials in Vickie's name can be made to the New Braunfels
Friends of the Library, or to a charity of choice.
KENNETH THURMAN
August 4, 1941
October 15, 2012
CLASS OF 1960
KENNETH THURMAN
CLASS OF 1960

Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth James Thurman, 71, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at
St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay, with Rev. Ken Robinson officiating.  Interment will follow in St.
Peter's Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Jeffrey Zimmerer, Johnathan Zimmerer, Benjamin Zimmerer, Joseph Krebs,
Dustin Krebs, Cody Thurman, Levi Trubenbach and Godson Chris Kubis.

A Rosary will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church Thursday evening at 7 p.m., followed by family visitation.

Lindsay resident Kenneth Thurman passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Corinth Atrium at the age of 71.
He was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Callisburg to Loyd and Alma (Partain) Thurman.  Kenneth married Janie Kubis
on May 6, 1961. He worked for Weber Aircraft for 40 years before retiring. Mr. Thurman was a referee for
the Southwest Football Association for 20 years and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lindsay.

Survivors of Kenneth Thurman include his wife, Janie Thurman of Lindsay; children and their spouses, Donna
and Michael Zimmerer of Lindsay, Sherrie and Patrick Krebs of Bridgeport, Kenny and Gena Thurman of
Lindsay, Beth and Karl Trubenbach of Muenster and Vicki Thurman of Lindsay; grandchildren, Jeffrey
Zimmerer, Johnathan Zimmerer, Benjamin Zimmerer, Joseph Krebs, Ashley Krebs, Dustin Krebs, Jessica
Thurman, Cody Thurman, Levi Trubenbach, Lacey Trubenbach, Henry Thurman and Simon Thurman; brother,
Loyd Thurman, Jr. and his wife, Betty of Fort Worth; and sister, Betty Binford and her husband Dwayne of
Marysville.
BILLY TRAUGHBER
October 31, 1933
January 23, 1988
CLASS OF 1953
SHIRLEY ANN
"TURNHAM" BURKS
December 1, 1944
April 6, 2013
CLASS OF 1962
BILLY CHARLES  TRAUGHBER (October 31, 1933-January 23, 1988)
CLASS OF 1953

Birth:         October  31, 1933
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Death:         January 23, 1988
Midland County
Texas, USA

PFC US ARMY
KOREA

Family links:
Parents:
Barney Coleman Traughber (1902 - 1960)
Nina Bell Lee Traughber (1908 - 1994)

Spouse:
Shirley J Traughber (1936 - 2001)*

Sibling:
Billy Charles Traughber (1933 - 1988)
Jerry Edward Traughber (1938 - 2009)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER & GRANDFATHER
TOGETHER FOREVER
MARRIED 6-1-54

Burial:
Resthaven Memorial Park
Midland
Midland County
Texas, USA
MARY ALICE TIBBETS
July 12, 1933
November 26, 2015
GISD TEACHER
RUBY IMOGENE
"TURNER" SMITH
February 8, 1927
October 12, 2012
CLASS OF 1946
MARY ELLEN "LEONARD"
TURBEVILLE
1931
November 1, 2009
CLASS OF 1948
JANE TRUITT
DATES PENDING
CLASS OF 1962
MARY ALICE TIBBETS
GISD TEACHER

Funeral services for Mary Tibbets, 82, of Gainesville, are set for 3:00 PM Monday, November 30, 2015 at the
First Baptist Church with Tim Stobaugh officiating. A private burial will be held at the Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation is set for 1:00 - 3:00 PM Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mary was born on July 12, 1933 in Enid, OK to Cullen Root and Mattie Alice (Strickland) Hunsucker. She
passed away on November 26, 2015 in Grapevine.

Mary graduated high school in 1950 in Hedley, TX. Continuing her education, she received her Bachelor's
Degree from Texas Tech in 1954, and her Master's degree from Texas Women's University in 1969. She
taught school in Odem and Texas City briefly before marrying Neil Tibbets. The couple moved to Gainesville
in 1957 where she taught home economics and science for over 20 years.

She also taught numerous Sunday School classes, served at the Claude Jones Daycare, volunteered at
Buried Treasure, and was an active member of the Women's Missionary Union at the First Baptist Church in
Gainesville.

Mary is survived by her son Michael Tibbets and his wife Penny of Paris; son Martin Tibbets and his wife
Susan of Newton, KS; grandchildren Jessica Powell Tibbets and her husband Ahmad of Washington, D.C.;
Collin Hall and her husband Cody of College Station; Garrett Neil Tibbets of Kansas City, KS; Parker Tibbets
of College Station; Libby Tibbets of Newton, KS; Maylon Tibbets and his wife Bridgette of Seattle, WA; and
Mary Tibbets of Newton, KS; great-grandchildren Ashley Hall of College Station; and Ethan Hall of College
Station. She is also survived by her brother Corky Hunsucker and his wife Barbara of N.C.; and sister Nancy
Manny her husband Al of Lubbock.

She was preceded in death by her husband Neil Tibbets; and her parents.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Gibson, Charles Gibson, Robert Tuggle, Doug Selby, Sam Houston, Donny
Miller, and Kyle Lyons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Claude Jones Daycare, Samaritan's Purse, First Baptist Church in
Gainesville, or a charity of your choice.
JEAN "TRAVELSTEAD"
MCELREATH
January 31, 1928
October 24, 2016
CLASS OF 1946
JEAN "TRAVELSTEAD" MCELREATH (January 31, 1928-October 24, 2016)
CLASS OF 1946

Betty Jean McElreath, 88, of Gainesville, passed away October 24, 2016
in Gainesville.

Jean was born January 31, 1928 in Gainesville to Frank and Edna (Hayes)
Travelstead.

Survivors include: daughter Debra Denny and husband Reginald of
Austin; daughter Dorian Ortowski and husband Ronny of Fort Worth;
grandchildren: BrooksAnn, Stephin, and Cody and Cole Ortowski; and
seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McElreath was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.

Services will be held privately.

Memorial contributions may be made to Abigail’s Arms.
JEANNE "TUDOR"
CARTWRIGHT
November 30, 1929
February 21, 2017
CLASS OF 1947
JEANNE "TUDOR" CARTWRIGHT  (November 30, 1929 - February 21,
2017)
CLASS OF 1947

Jeanne joined her late husband Richard on February 21st, less than a
year after he died and whom she missed too much.

Jeanne was born on Nov.30, 1929 in Dublin Texas to Floyd and Ethel
Tudor. She grew up in Gainesville where she met and married Richard and
raised 4 children.
Jeanne graduated from Gainesville High School and went to college at
Abilene Christian .

She worked at the Gainesville Daily Register for many years prior to the
birth of her children then later went to work for the Chamber of
Commerce as an executive assistant. While there she planned and
worked on events to promote businesses in Gainesville.

She was an active member of Soroptimist Club, serving as President
twice. In addition to charity work, she enjoyed her bridge club, visiting
her children and grandchildren in other states and going to the family
property in the East Texas pines.
She is survived by Jo Lynn Cartwright of Dallas, Paula Sue Cartwright of
Gainesville, Richard Bryan Cartwright and wife Becky of Kirbyville, TX.
and Lon Brady Cartwright of Dallas. In addition, grandsons Benjamin
Cartwright Mullen and wife Stacy of Denver,Co., grandson Richard Brady
Cartwright and wife Katie of Dallas and her new great granddaughter,
Emmie Jeanne who was named for her great grandmother. Watson, her
black Lab won’t know what to do as she was her body guard.

Our mother was the most purely sweet, good person that ever lived. She
was the love of our Dad’s life and adored by all of us. No matter what we
did that we shouldn’t have done, she loved us unconditionally. To
disappoint her was worse than any punishment.
To her dear friends, especially Georgia Wolf and Mary Lance, you not only
looked after her but entertained her and made sure she was never lonely.

We would like the thank the superb care and services offered by the
people at Hospice Plus, especially Jeanette, for the extraordinary efforts
all of them made to keep our mother comfortable and hold our hands
through the end. Gratitude and love to her nurses from Home Health
Care, Tammie and EJ, aid Twyla and her physical therapist. Most
especially we will be forever grateful to our sister Sue, who moved from
Colorado to be with and take care of Mother. She truly made the last year
of her life a good one and no one could have done it better.
If friends desire, the family would request donations in Mother’s name be
directed to Hospice Plus or the Medal of Honor program in Gainesville.

As much as we are grieving, our hearts are lightened to know that she is
once again with the man she has loved for most of her 87 years. The
romance can now continue.
MEGAN ELIZABETH
TURBEVILLE
October 07, 1988
February 19, 2017
CLASS OF 2007
CLASS OF 2007

The Funeral Mass for Megan Turbeville, 28, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February
25, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. John Pacheco and Fr. Bryan Ketterer officiating. The family
will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, with Rosary beginning at 7:30 p.m., at
Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Megan passed away February 19, 2017 in Dallas.

Megan was born October 7, 1988 in Denton. She attended Saint Mary School in Gainesville, graduated from
Gainesville High School and earned an Associate’s Degree at North Central Texas College. Megan graduated
cum laude from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches with a major in English and minor in Secondary
Education.

At an early age, Megan felt the call to tutor peers. She continued to help others by tutoring at Gainesville
Middle School, NCTC and others in need. It was her dream to teach high school English and be a track coach.

Megan had an active interest in theatre and participated in NCTC Drama, Butterfield Stage and Lamp-Lite
theatre in Nacogdoches. She was a member of the Gainesville Lions Club. Her hobbies included playing
guitar, listening to music, reading, acting, playing sports and spending time with family and friends.

Megan was employed by NCTC and First State Bank.

Her contagious smile and resolute positivity will be missed by all that knew her.

Survivors include: parents Tim and Mary (Schmidlkofer) Turbeville of Gainesville; brother Justin Turbeville
and wife Shara of Livingston; brother Benjamin Turbeville of Gainesville; niece Jamie Turbeville of
Livingston; friend Mark Rhoudes of Gainesville; grandparents Leroy and Rosina (Hess) Schmidlkofer of
Gainesville; and numerous other beloved family members and friends.

Megan was preceded in death by: grandparents Ben and Mary Ellen (Leonard) Turbeville.

Megan’s cousins will be serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School and the NCTC Foundation.
PAMELA SUE "TURNER"
WOMACK
September 04, 1955
December 16, 2016
CLASS OF 1973
2016)
CLASS OF 1973

Pamela Sue Turner Womack, age 61, of Ponder, TX, passed away Friday,
December 16, 2016, in Fort Worth.

She was born September 4, 1955 in San Diego, California.  She was raised
by her parents, Frank Liedtke and Lois M. Liedtke in Gainesville, TX and
attended Gainesville High School.  She married Ronnie Womack on April
3, 1981 in Lewisville. Pam worked in the construction Industry as a
bookkeeper for 35 years. She loved animals and enjoyed life on the farm
with her dogs, goats and sheep.  Most important to her was her family
and her grandchildren.

Pam left her family with a legacy of love, happiness and wonderful
memories.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother,
sister, daughter, aunt and friend.  She will missed by all who love her.

Pam’s family includes: her husband, Ronnie; children, Chris Offord and
Amy Conover; her four grandchildren, Dakota Pando, Christy Offord,
Crash Conover, Veronica Conover; her parents, Frank and Laverna
Liedtke; Mother, Lois Liedtke; siblings, Viki Giddens and husband, Robert;
Billy Liedtke and wife, Wendy; Lanelle Green, Steve Estes, Kyle Estes,
Glenn Ray Estes, and Randall Estes; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the friends that
helped Pam during her long journey.

A service to celebrate Pam's life will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday,
December 21, 2016, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville.
Interment will follow at Old Hall Cemetery in Lewisville. The family will
receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at
the funeral home. For online condolences please visit www.mulkeymason.
com.