DEBORAH J. WARDELL
June 25, 1949
May 19, 1966
CLASS OF 1967
ILA MAE WARREN 1912-2007

Home Chapel of Gainesville with Dr. Bennie R. Slack and Rev. R.G. Logan officiating. Burial will follow in Mrs.
Warren died Jan. 25, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Pittsburg, Okla., to Jessie James and Donnie Warren. She moved to
Gainesville with her parents as a young child. She graduated from Gainesville High School and then attended
Gainesville Junior College for 2 years, receiving a teacher’s certificate in order to teach at the Benjamin
Franklin School for 2 years. She was then employed as a typist at the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, a
librarian at the Gainesville Public Library, and was then employed at Camp Howze for 4 years. She worked at
the Kress Department Store for 22 years. She then became an employee of T.G.&Y.; for 12 years until she
was offered a position at Wal-Mart when the store first opened on Grand Avenue. She managed the men’s
department until she became a greeter. She worked a total of 15 years at Wal-Mart until her retirement at
the age of 82. She was one of the oldest members of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers are Dennis King, Thomas Carroll, Keifer Mauldin, Thomas, Cole, Nathan Wallace, and Matthew
Hielckert.
Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Wallace, George Hardcastle, and Robert Hielckert.
MORGAN RAY WARE 1951-2011

Morgan Ray Ware, 60, passed away on Nov. 4, 2011 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at 204 Alexandria St. in Mesquite.

Morgan was born April 28, 1951 to Rayburn and Joy Flowers Ware. He grew up in Gainesville where he
graduated from high school in 1969.
He joined the Army where he became an electronics specialist and was stationed several places around the
world.

Survivors include his mother, Joy Humphries of Gainesville; siblings, Timothy Ware of Terrell, Sandra
Powers of Arkansas, Peggy White of Valley View; daughters, Christine Power of Mesquite and Pamela Papp
of Nevada; four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Atta Ware of Gainesville, Lawerence and Bertha
Flowers of Gainesville; his father, Rayburn O. Ware and his son, Rayburn M. Ware.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Mesquite.
JOE W. WARD 1944-2006

Graveside services with military honors for Joe W. Ward, 62, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Fair
View Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Butler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll
& Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Ward died Sept.12, 2006 at his residence.

He was born July 23, 1944 in Gainesville to Willie and Maggie Brown Ward.

He attended Booker T. Washington School and Cooke County College in Gainesville. He entered the U.S.
Navy on Feb. 5, 1962 and was assigned to duty on Destroyer OD 950 as a machinist mate. Following his
discharge, he returned to Gainesville and completed his education. He earned a degree in counseling and
performing arts. At Cooke County College, he taught auto mechanics and was a counselor. He was the first
African American to become a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club. He served two years as Chairman of
the Gainesville State School Advisory Board; served on the board at Camp Sweeney and the Texoma Council
of Government. He was a member of a Masonic Lodge and served as a Deacon at Mt. Olive First Missionary
Baptist Church where he taught a Sunday School class. In 1964, he became the owner of Joe’s One Stop
Service.

He is survived by his son and loving daughter-in-law, Joe, Jr. and Shelley Ward. Daughters, Ashli Ward and
Jo Ann Ward; grandchildren, Antoine Keaton, Sharod Jackson, Brandi Ward, Brooke Ward, Joseph Ward,
Jarrick Williams and great-granddaughter, Jayden Ward.
He is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie Mae and Hubert Jackson and Gilda Marie and Robert
Flowers as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Visitation is planned for 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home in Gainesville.
JOE W. WARD
July 23, 1944
September 12, 2006
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FERMAN WARDELL
March 26, 1952
July 24, 1999
CLASS OF 1970
GEORGE WARD
August 8, 1931
March 20, 2013
CLASS OF 1950
ILA MAE WARREN
October 9, 1912
January 25, 2007
CLASS PENDING
JESSIE WARD
May 2, 1954
April 4, 1999
CLASS OF 1973
GEORGE WARD  1931-March 20, 2013
CLASS OF 1950

POTTSBORO — Graveside services for George Ward, 81, are set for 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at
Preston Bend Cemetery in Pottsboro.

Mr. Ward died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Pottsboro.

He was born Aug. 8, 1931, in Gainesville.

Survivors include wife, Carol; children, Keith Ward, Kyle Ward and Kristi Ward; eight grandchildren; and 13
great-grandchildren.

You may sign the online registry at www.bratcherfuneralhome.com.
NORMAN WARD
July 12, 1935
October 2, 2008
CLASS OF 1953
DALE WHAM
December 14, 1946
December 1, 1993
CLASS OF 1965
TRUENA WESTFALL
DOB pending
November 2006
CLASS OF 1965
JACK WEBB
DOB pending
Fall 1965
CLASS OF 1966
MARTHA WATTS
1957
October 30, 1976
CLASS OF 1975
MORGAN RAY WARE
April 28, 1951
November 4, 2011
CLASS OF 1969
NORMAN WARD (July 12, 1935-October 2, 2008)
CLASS OF 1953

Funeral for Norman Ward, 73, of Gainesville, was to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Fairview Cemetery
with military honors. Ward died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Gainesville. Born July 12, 1935, in Maypearl to
Melvin Bird and Thelma Lee (Pilgrim), he was in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He retired
from James Wood Motors in Decatur where he was a warehouse manager and also retired from Tracor in
Austin. He restored old tractors and worked on cars. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Ward of Gainesville;
mother, Thelma Ward, of Gainesville; daughters, Lisa Ward of Houston, Paula Schuetz of Houston;
stepdaughters, Candy Cloud of Austin, Karan Jones and husband, Troy, of Shelby, N.C.; stepson, Joe
Kenneth Poole Jr. and wife, Lynn, of Lewisville; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Pat
Richter and husband, Dennis, of Marshall.
LEE WESTBROOK
March 11, 1941
June 22, 2011
CLASS OF 1960
LEE WESTBROOK
CLASS OF 1960

K. Lee Westbrook, 70, a retired U.S. Army chief warrant officer 2, went
home to be with his Lord on Friday, June 22, 2011. Funeral: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at Eagle Mountain International Church. Interment: will full
military honors will be at 9:45 a.m. Friday in Dallas-Fort Worth National
Cemetery. Visitation: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Eagle Mountain
International Church. Condolences may be sent to Biggers Funeral Home,
6100 Azle Ave., Lake Worth, Texas 76135.

Nola Westbrook. Mr. Westbrook served with distinction in the U.S. Army
from 1957 to 1973, and again from 1982 until his retirement in 1993. He
married Nancy Jean Zunk in 1961 and they had many adventures
together across the United States and Europe. Despite his best efforts,
Lee never could figure out how to be a civilian. Whether on active duty or
not, he always lived his life as a soldier. He graduated from the U.S. Army
Aviation School at Fort Rucker in 1967, and flew helicopters in Vietnam
Lee was born in Sulphur Springs and raised in Gainesville by Jones and
Nola Westbrook. Mr. Westbrook served with distinction in the U.S. Army
from 1957 to 1973, and again from 1982 until his retirement in 1993. He
married Nancy Jean Zunk in 1961 and they had many adventures
together across the United States and Europe. Despite his best efforts,
Lee never could figure out how to be a civilian. Whether on active duty or
not, he always lived his life as a soldier. He graduated from the U.S. Army
Aviation School at Fort Rucker in 1967, and flew helicopters in Vietnam
with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company in 1968 and the 57th Medical
Detachment (Medivac) in 1971. Between combat tours Lee was an
instructor pilot at Fort Wolters, and graduated from the University of
Southern California's Aviation Safety Course to become an FAA-certified
flight safety officer. Lee's awards include, but are not limited to, the
Meritorious Service Medal, 24 Air Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal with
one silver and three bronze Stars, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with
bronze star, and the Gold Recruiter's Badge with one sapphire star.
During his break in service, Lee flew helicopters out to oil rigs in the Gulf
of Mexico, off the California coast for the tuna fleets, and in the Alaskan
bush country, as well as flying the traffic helicopter for radio station KVIL
in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area and working as an instructor pilot
for Bell-Textron in Iran in 1977. Lee was a very active member of Eagle
Mountain International Church where he was held in high regard, both for
his strong faith and his many tales about his adventurous life. Lee was
also a published author, having written the book "The Broken Sword"
about his exploits as a soldier and how his relationship with Christ healed
the scars of his combat experiences. He will be remembered as a soldier,
a storyteller, and a man of God.

Survivors: His wife, Nancy; his children, Debra Noble, Kathy Huckabay
and Allan Westbrook; his granddaughter, Christina Rose Mattox; as well
as his large extended family at Eagle Mountain International Church.

Published in Star-Telegram on July 27, 2011
MARK ALLEN WEAVER
September 13, 1960
August 11, 2016
CLASS OF 1979
PAM "WEST" WHITE (October 11, 1954-October 21, 2016)
CLASS OF 1974

Funeral services for Pamela Marie White, 62, of Gainesville, are
scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Grand Avenue
Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Black officiating. Burial will follow at
Fairview Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on
Sunday, October 23 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. White passed away October 21, 2016 in Gainesville.

Pam was born October 11, 1954 in Gainesville to William “Bill” W. and
Mary E. (Peyrot) West. She was a member of Gainesville High School’s
graduating class of 1974. Pam married Ken White in Gainesville in June of
1977. She worked for Jordan Health Care and was a caring and devoted
mother and wife.

Survivors include: husband Ken White of Gainesville; son Allen White of
Gainesville; son Matthew White of Gainesville; parents Bill and Mary West
of Gainesville; brother John West and wife Bobbie of Gainesville; nephew
Brian West and wife Lacy of Gainesville; brother-in-law Floyd White, Jr.
and wife Becky of Sanger; sister-in-law Judy Woods and husband Donnie
of Agua Dulce; sister-in-law Joyce Wilhelm and husband Fred of
Krugerville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mrs. White was preceded in death by: grandparents: William L. and M.
Elizabeth West, and John and Monte Peyrot; and father-in-law and
mother-in-law F.A. and Gwen White, Sr.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Avenue Baptist Church
and Home Hospice of Cooke County.
PAM "WEST" WHITE
October 11, 1954
October 21, 2016
CLASS OF 1974
MARK ALLEN WEAVER (September 13, 1960 - August 11, 2016)
CLASS OF 1979

Visitation for Mark Allen Weaver, 55, of Dallas, will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Saturday, August 13, 2016
at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Weaver died August 11, 2016 in Dallas. He was born September 13, 1960 in Gainesville, to James
Edward and Mary Elizabeth Longabaugh Weaver.

Mark is survived by sister and brother-in-law Kim and David Wofford of Gainesville; sister and
brother-in-law Angie and William Berryhill of Lake Dallas; nieces Traci McCain and Elizabeth Wofford both of
Gainesville.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.