June 9, 1930
July 3, 1994
June 30, 1945
February 23, 1968
September 11, 1931
May 29, 2008

Funeral services for Brandon Gail Burgess, 36, of Gainesville are set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at
First Christian Church in Gainesville with Rev. Mark Lowen officiating. Services are under the direction of the
Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Brandon Gail Burgess died May 14, 2011 at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born March 24,
1975 in Denton to Richard and Debbie (Offord) Burgess.
He married April Dawn Sanders on June 13, 2006 in Las Vegas. He was employed with Select Energy
Services. He had worked at Peterbilt and graduated from Gainesville High School in 1991. He loved to fish.

Survivors include his wife, April Burgess of Gainesville; son, Brady Burgess of Gainesville; step-daughter
Cheyenne Donnelly of Gainesville; mother, Debbie Burgess of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Corey
and Taylor Burgess of Carrollton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kellye and Brandon Martin of Gainesville, and
Kacye and Eric Vann of Houston; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Allan and Judy Sanders; sisters-in-law,
Amy Sanders, Amanda Sanders and Jenny Sanders; grandmother, Marilyn Offorf of Gainesville; and several
uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Burgess.

Visitation is set for this evening, May 16, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Judy Bullard Wolfe, 63, of Gainesville entered her heavenly home April 2, 2009 at Denton Regional Hospital.
She was born in Gainesville on July 30, 1945 to Rev. Herschel and Ruth Greene-Bullard, and was a graduate
of Gainesville High School and North Central Texas College. Judy married Phillip Ray Wolfe on July 28, 1965
in Gainesville.

Mrs. Wolfe worked as a medical transcriptionist at NTMC for a number of years. She was a faithful member
of Calvary Baptist Church and had previously served as organist and Bible study teacher.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Phillip Wolfe of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law,
Steve and Gail Bullard of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bob Chapman of Gainesville;
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Sammie Wolfe of Thackerville, Okla.; nieces and their
spouses, Tami Chapman-Henry and Ron, Traci Chapman-King and Stephen, Jennifer Chapman-Seckel and
Rick and Connie Wolfe and Sonny Allmand; niece, Stephanee Bullard; nephew and spouse, Chad Mansfield
and Christy; nephew, Mike Wolfe; great nephews, Drew Alvarado and Dalton McConnell; great niece and
spouse, Loran McConnell-Hensley and Jesse; great-great niece, Mia Hensley and great-great nephew, Micah
Hensley and a host of extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Arrangements are set for 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church in Gainesville, with
burial to follow in Thackerville, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Geo J. Carroll and Son Funeral

Visitation is set for Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home.

OWENS CROSSROADS, Ala.- Services for Jennifer Lynn Roberts Meek, 28, of Owens Crossroads, Ala.,
are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hollis Parsons,
Nazarene minister, and the Rev. Larry Wright of the First Church of the Nazarene in Gainesville
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral
Home in Gainesville.
Mrs. Meek died Oct. 26, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 13, 1971, in Gainesville to Roy and Flo Bryant. She was a member of the Temple
Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Luke Meek of Owens Crossroads, Ala.; father, Roy Bryant of
Collinsville; mother Flo Bryant of Gainesville; sons, Brandon Roberts of Gainesville and Anthony
Rameriz of Gainesville; daughters, Brandi Roberts of Gainesville and Bliss Ann Meek of Owens
Crossroads, Ala.; grandparents, Elbert and Valta Bryant of Gainesville; sister, Samantha Nissen and
Tammy Bryant of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Levi Thompson, James Robinson, Craig Mullins, Darrell Meek, Brad Bell and Anthony
Tullis. Honorary Pallbearers are Ryan Robertson, Wesley Hall, Chris Nissen, Bob Stacy and David Meek.
The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Funeral services for Billie Merle Mollenhour, 60, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Fair Avenue
Baptist Church in Gainesville with Rev. Garry Way officiating, assisted by Tim Sicking, under the direction of
Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Interment will follow in New Resthaven Cemetery in Gainesville.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2007.  Mrs. Mollenhour passed away
with her two granddaughters, Theresa Arnett and Makayla Mollenhour on Monday, June 18, 2007, in

Billie was born on August 17, 1946, in Gainesville, Texas, to George Edward and Edna (Fink) Brown. She
loved her family dearly.

Billie is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Goodman of Gainesville; three sons, James Mollenhour Jr. of
Pilot Point, Harold James Mollenhour of Gainesville and Dale Allen Garret of Whitesboro; two daughters,
Tammy Garrett and Debra Garrett, both of Gainesville; two sisters, Linda Stapp of White Settlement and
Theresa Brown of Gainesville; two brothers, George Brown and Oscar Brown, both of Whitesboro; and four
grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Crisp.

Pallbearers are Patrick Mollenhour, Beau Euster, Jeff Reanch, Michael Johnson, Bobby Mollenhour and Rick
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August 17, 1946
June 18, 2007
May 23, 1958
(September 11, 1931 - May 29, 2008)

LINDSAY — Graveside service for Neva Joyce Winkels, 76, of Lindsay is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview
Cemetery with Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mrs. Winkels died May 29, 2008, at Renaissance Care Center.
She was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Wellington to L.F. and Tennie Browning. On Sept. 3, 1976, she married
Bryant Winkels in Ruidoso, N.M. She was a homemaker. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1948
and later attended Cooke County College.
Survivors include her husband, Bryant Winkels of Lindsay; son, David C. “Rod” Flowers Jr. of Bailey;
daughter, Brenda Diane Kroll of Dallas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Clifton
Browning of Lawton, Okla., Herschel Browning of Amarillo, Joboy Browning of Denton; and Sue Horn of
She was preceded in death by her parents, L.F. and Tennie Browning; sisters, Betty Browning and Shirley
Horn; son, Philip Danton Flowers; and a grandson.
Pallbearers are Pete Horn, Ron Daniel, Clay Dishman, Matt Poe, Oscar Medelline, Jim David Browning and
John Ehler.
Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.Memorial contributions
may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County; P.O. Box 936; Gainesville, TX 76241-0936.
December 4, 1941
December 3, 2011
JOE EMANUEL BUCK (December 4, 1941 - December 3, 2011)

Private memorial services for Joe Emanuel Buck, 69, of Gainesville, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6,
2011.  Joe was born December 4, 1941 in Nocona. He passed away at his residence on December 3, 2011.  
He married Reba Koonce in Gainesville in 1958.

Joe loved to fish and hunt, especially for deer. Joe was a master electrician, and owned and operated
Texoma Electric. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #210.

daughter and son in law Denna and Kyle Kuhn of Lindsay; grandchildren Sara Booher of Denton, Lauren
McKnight of Gainesville, Pete York of Lewisville, Duke York of Denton, Teresa Lausier of Frisco, Bailey Kuhn
of Lindsay, Tanner Kuhn of Lindsay, and Karli Kuhn of Lindsay; great granddaughter Addison Booher of
Denton; sister Nancy Norcross of Gainesville; and brother William Buck of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
He is also survived by his step-sisters Patsy Owensby of Mesquite, and Billie Nichols of Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bailey Buck and Willie Jo Grundy and step-father W. B. Grundy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Denton, 5800 N. I-35 Suite 200, Denton,
Texas 76207.
September 19, 1950
May 9, 2015
DAVID BRYANT  (September 19, 1950 - May 9, 2015)

David Bryant's funeral will be held on Tuesday, May
19th at 2:00pm. It will be held at the Hoytsville Church
at 1095 South Hoytsville Road, Hoytsville, UT, 84017.

A memorial service for David Bryant will be held
Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion at
community. The service will be conducted by Rev.
Hollis Parsons and visitation will follow at Mountain
Springs community center.

David died May 9, 2015 at his home in Coalville, Utah.

He was born Sept. 19, 1950 to Troy and Irene Bryant in

He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest
brother, Troy Jr. and wife, Juanita. He is survived by
his wife, Debi; daughter, Sara; son, Logan and his wife,
KaraLee, all of Utah, and brothers, George Bryant of
Gainesville, Harold Bryant of Sulphur Springs, and
sisters, Tamera Bryant of Columbus, Ohio, Karen
Parkhill and Jo Ellen Fisher of Gainesville.

Memorials can be made to the Creutzfeld-Jakob
Disease Foundation at 341 West 38th St, Suite 501,
New York, NY 10018, or to a charity of your choice.
October 2, 1938
May 18, 2015
March 24, 1975
May 14, 2011
July 30, 1945
April 2, 2009
January 18, 1944
June 22, 2004
January 13, 1971
October 26, 1999
January 8, 1939
May 26, 1999
LU ANN "BROWNING" REDMAN  (October 2, 1938 - May 18, 2015)

Lu Ann Browning Redman died at home on Monday, May 18, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 55 years
of Vannis Wilbanks Redman of Denton and the loving mother of Vanessa Ann Redman of Dallas and her
grand-doggies – Barbara Bush and Lilybet. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richmond C. and
Ludie Mae Browning.

Born October 2, 1938, Lu Ann grew up in Gainesville, Texas. She cherished her childhood there and held
her friends from this era so dear. Her summers were spent in Hunt, Texas at Camp Mystic where she was
not only a camper, but also a counselor, teaching horseback riding. Upon graduation from Gainesville
High School, she attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. She continued her studies at Southern
Methodist University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She transferred to Texas Christian
University where she was selected as a TCU Beauty and graduated with a degree in religion. Her transfer
to TCU allowed her to complete her education more quickly to marry her darling Aggie, Van. They were
married on April 16th, 1960 at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville. They made their first home in
Waco, Texas while Van served our country in the Air Force. They then moved to Gainesville and
ultimately settled in Denton in 1963. She was active in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where she loved
singing in the choir and also served as a Sunday School teacher; the boy who climbed out on the roof one
morning, drove her to “early retirement”. She was a charter member of the Denton Benefit League. For
almost two decades, she tirelessly served the Texas Epsilon Chapter of Pi Beta Phi as the Alumnae
Advisory Committee Chairman, and only retired when it was time for her own daughter to go through
rush at Texas A&M. She was an avid Aggie football fan – enjoying many seasons in College Station with
her family and Aggie family. From childhood she was passionate about baseball; introduced to her by her
daddy who took her to the minor league games in Gainesville. Her father was the owner of Browning’s
Jewelers on California Street and at his passing in 1971, her mother ran the business. In Texas’ record-
breaking summer of 1980 with 100+ temperatures, Lu Ann joined her mother in running the store until it
closed in 1984; it was truly the end of and era.

Lu Ann was known for her gracious and generous hospitality. She loved to have a party and was a superb
cook. She was an avid needlepointer, which she liked to joke was a rival hobby to Van’s hunting. She had
many artistic gifts, a beautiful singing voice and was a very talented pianist.

She was very loved by her family and friends and will be so missed.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, May 21st at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300
W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pi Beta Phi Foundation’s “Friendship Fund”
( or by calling 636-256–1357) or to the L. Ray Lawson, M.D., International
Pediatric Spine Fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (214-559-5000).
April 4, 1935
November 7, 2011
BILLIE MARIE "BROWN" COWLING (April 4, 1935 - November 7, 2011)

Billie Marie Brown Cowling was born on April 4, 1935, in Gainesville, Texas,
to Clarence and Minnie Brown. She attended Gainesville schools and
graduated with honors in 1953. She married Ken Cowling on Feb. 28,
1953. She and Ken had three sons, Ken Jr., Byron and Randy, who died in

Billie attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, obtaining a BS
and a master's degree in nutrition, with a minor in education. She was a
nutrition consultant at hospitals in the South Plains area. Billie was
director of the Expanded Nutrition program for the Texas Agriculture
Extension Services. She also was an owner in Cowling's Furniture for
approximately 20 years. She and Ken operated Cowling Enterprises until
her death.

Billie taught Sunday school, Royal Ambassadors and was a Christian
Witness to anyone who would listen. Billie's only request is that you
accept the plan of Salvation purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ, and
witness to others as she so willingly did. She was a devout Christian and a
supporter of evangelist Billy Graham. She was a member of First Baptist
Church, Lubbock, Texas. Her family, church and friends meant everything
to her.

She is survived by her husband, Ken; sons, Ken Jr. and Byron Cowling and
wife, Barbara; granddaughter, Lindsey Brooke; and grandsons, Bo and
Benjamin, and John Colton, Joseph Clayton and Cody Daniel Cowling. She
is also survived by two sisters, Patty Marion of Gainesville, Texas, and
Elizabeth Howton of Houston, Texas.

Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers will host a time of reflection
and fellowship for family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.
10, 2011, at the funeral home. A service to celebrate her life of 76 years
will be held at First Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas, at 10 a.m., Nov. 11,
2011. Burial will be at 10 a.m., Era Cemetery, Era, Texas, 10 miles south
of Gainesville, Texas, Nov. 12, 2011.
April 9, 1944
July 21, 2016
January 8, 1952
September 23, 2018
Born: 8 January 1952
Died: 23 September 2018

Donald Malcom Brown was born to Dan and Lucy Brown, in Tucson, Arizona on January 8,
1952, which as he often liked telling folks was the same day Elvis was born.

He grew up in Gainesville, Texas with his big brother David and two little sisters, Danna and
Debbie. He was immensely proud of his siblings and often said he thought all of his and their
accomplishments were a testament to the lessons and guidance from their mother Lucy.

After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1974, he moved to Houston, Texas.
Everyone who knew Don knew that he had the gift of making personal connections with
strangers. He used this gift to excel in sales, first as a door-to-door bible salesman while in
college, followed by a time at Proctor & Gamble, then as a State Farm agent for the past 40

In January 1998, Don left Houston to move to Fortuna. He loved returning to the same kind
of small-town life he enjoyed while growing up in Gainesville, Texas. He loved being an
active member of the Fortuna community. He was involved in the Hospital Foundation
Board, Chamber of Commerce, the Elementary School Board, started an annual Canoe
Marathon Race and proudly served on the Rodeo Committee. In 2006, he was honored as
Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. He also enjoyed spending time paddling
on Humboldt Bay with friends and family, often taking them out on the Bay in canoes and
kayaks he built himself.

Don had three children — Casey, Bradley and Mary Elizabeth. He was an active part of their
lives as a baseball coach, Scout Master with Troop 354, and Indian Princess Guide. Casey
still lives in Houston today with his wife, Michelle, and their two sons, Henry Hobbs and
Campbell. Bradley lives in Fortuna with his wife, Tiara, and their two children, Zayden and
Ainsley. Mary Beth lives in New York City and is engaged to be married this year to Andrew

While in Fortuna he met Miss Karen DelAngelo, whom he described as his soul mate.
Together they traveled the world on many State Farm trips and even visited a spiritual
healer in Brazil and a Shaman on Kauai. Don and Karen married on November 30, 2013 in
Palm Springs.

In 2010, Don was diagnosed with a brain tumor. During the last eight years of battling with
the tumor, Karen was by Don’s side all the way at every doctor’s visit, MRI and operation.

Before he passed, Don said “I believe this: There is a spirit inside each one of us, and when
the body dies, the spirit lives on. We are put on this earth to be tested, to love each other
and to learn from one another. My job was to serve and help people and learn patience. I
look forward to seeing each of you again on the other side. I wanted to share with those of
you who are reading this, that it has been a wonderful life and I have no regrets.”

There will be a “Recognition of a Life Well Lived” Service, held on November 15th, Thursday
6-9 pm at the River Lodge —1800 Riverwalk Dr.,  Fortuna.

In remembrance or in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Miranda’s Animal Rescue
1603 Sandy Prairie Rd. Fortuna, CA 95540, (707) 725-4449.
August 24, 1934
October 15, 2018
August 24, 1934
October 15, 2018

A funeral service for Rheba Jane (Bryant) Mathis, 84, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday,
October 20, 2018 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Jones officiating. Visitation will
follow the funeral service.
Mrs. Mathis passed away October 15, 2018 in Gainesville.
Rheba Jane Mathis, an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, transitioned from
this life at the age of 84, on October 15, 2018. She was born August 24, 1934 in Gainesville, Texas to Woodrow
and Maureen Bryant. She was a member of St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She graduated
valedictorian of her class in 1951 from Booker T. Washington. Rheba later married and had six children. She
worked as a Test Operator at Texas Instruments in Sherman, Texas for 26 years before retiring to care for her
mother until her passing.
Rheba lived her life to the fullest. She love to spend her time cooking "more than enough" for her family and
church family. She was an avid reader who enjoyed a good book. She enjoyed crafting many things for her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love for her friends was expressed by spending time with them
chatting on the phone.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Robert Mathis and wife Paula of Arlington; son Mark Mathis and wife
Twana of Gainesville; daughter Nikki Pegues of Fort Worth; daughter Lisa Steward and husband Michael of
Gainesville; daughter Rev. Kathy Mack and husband Charles of Arlington; son Greg Mathis and wife Mallory of
Gainesville; grandchildren: Kevin Mathis, Karmon Mathis, Robert Mathis Jr., Karen Fields, Steven McBath, Chad
Pegues, Brandi Pegues, Sean Stewart, Malori Stewart, Kari Harvey, Cami Mack, and Djana Jackson; 17
great-grandchildren; sister Carol Parramore of Fontana, CA; brother Woodrow Bryant of Odessa; and sister
Brenda Daniels of Mesquite.
Mrs. Mathis was preceded in death by: parents Woodrow and Mintie Maureen (Stone) Bryant; and sister Linda
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. James C.M.E. Church.
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Published on October 17, 2018
August 15, 1944
April 9, 2019
August 15, 1944 - April 9, 2019

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation with the family of George Larry Bryant, 74, Gainesville, from 6-8
p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 and funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, both at Meador Funeral Home,
1201 E. California St., Gainesville Texas, 76240.
Pall bearers are: Jason "Toad" Harendt; Joe Sicking; Colby Calhoun; Tommy Boaz; Carl "Bo" Miller; James Roe; and
honorary pallbearers are
Allen Shelton and Jack McCain (yes that Jack).
George went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family in peace in the early morning hours of April
9, 2019. He was 74 years old.
George was born and raised in Gainesville, Texas and was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church, which he
thought of as his home away from home. His life was a living example of hard work, stubbornness, humility, and
rock-solid faith in God.
He was a dedicated father, grandfather and great-grandfather who took great pride in his family. He was a pillar of
patience, brevity, and humor. He touched each and every life that he encountered. No unfavorable words have ever
been heard regarding George. He was one in a trillion and the last of a dying breed of respectable, honorable old
cowboys. He would gladly give you the pearl snap shirt off his back than to see any one of God's creatures struggle or
He has travelled the United States, done anything and everything for work. He spent the better part of three decades
at Texas Trailer Corp. in Gainesville, Texas, where he is undoubtedly one of the most respected and cherished
employees in the company's history.
He had a lifelong love affair with chicken fried steak, his scratch-made sourdough biscuits, homemade apricot
jalapeno jelly, peach cobbler, and was quite the cook.
He excelled at gardening, herding cattle, driving a tractor, living within his means humbly, telling stories about him and
his best friend Jack's exploits, reading every Louis La'Mour book ever written, and the Texas Waltz.
He was preceded in death by his wife Pat Carway-Bryant, brothers Troy Bryant Jr. and David Bryant, and his mother
and father, Irene and Troy Bryant Sr.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters Harold & Marynell Bryant of Sulpher Springs Texas, Tamera Bryant of
Columbus Ohio, Karen Parkhill of Valley View, Texas, JoEllen Fisher of Gainesville, Texas; his children Cody and Brenda
Bryant of Potosi Texas, Kim Barber of Woodbine Texas, Mark and LeAnn Callihan of Valley View, Texas, Mike and
Shanna Callihan of Gainesville, Texas, and Terra Greene of Gainesville, Texas.
He has 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.
He taught them how to weed and till a garden, to always put your tools back where you get them and out of the
weather, the proper way to swing a rope to head or heel cattle, to own up to your mistakes, and to be thankful for who
and what we have, and to take care of the ones we love.
He lived 1,000 years in the 74 calendar years we all had him because he enjoyed life. He grabbed it by the lapels,
kissed it, and swung it back on the dancefloor for another waltz or two-step. His life was full of love, laughter, and
He will be sorely missed.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society ( or to The
Cowboys Who Care Foundation(
Arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home, Gainesville.
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Published on April 10, 2019