|BILLY JAMES BURTON
February 4, 1967
January 16, 1997
CLASS OF 1985
February 26, 1964
December 3, 2007
CLASS OF 1983
|ROBYN D. BYARS
October 29, 1952
November 22, 2002
CLASS OF 1971
GISD COACH AND
November 22, 1955
February 6, 2009
CLASS OF 1974
|DAVID BURROWS 1954-2011
Funeral services for David Allen Burrows Jr., 56, of Gainesville are set for Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at 2 p.m.
at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m.
Services are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
David was born in Gainesville on Feb. 3, 1954 to David and Hattie Marie Boyd Burrows. He passed away Jan.
30, 2011 in Denton.
David was involved in sports in high school playing football and baseball and was employed in his high
school years at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. He was an avid Texas Longhorn fan, a Eagle Scout
and showed his compassion by being a tissue donor.
He is survived by his beloved companion, Vicki Nieman of Denton; brother, James Burrows of Gainesville;
granddaughters, Kayla Davis and Carli Davis; sister-in-law, Cathy Burrows of Gainesville; many nieces,
nephews and cousins and aunt, Dollie Boyd.
David was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Mike Burrows.
Pallbearers will be David Wright, Glen Thurman, Richard Klement, Ricky Selder, Scott Henry and Junior
Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Burrows, Brad Thompson and Gene Shastain.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assocation.
|RAYMOND MADISON BUTTS 1937-2012
Gainesville resident Raymond Madison Butts, 75, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at Texoma Medical
Ronnie Quaid, church pastor, officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Mike Welch, Kevin Butts, Jack Green, Brian
Winters, Rick Arend and Tom Pierce will serve as pallbearers.
Fane Butts, Jim Butts and Tom Woods will be honorary bearers.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Raymond was born March 21, 1937, in Valley View to Jack and Sibyl Butts. He served in the U.S. Navy and
was a faithful member of Commerce Street Church of Christ. Mr. Butts had worked at National Supply for
over twenty years and for Gainesville Glass Inc.
Raymond Madison Butts is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Robin Butts of Gainesville;
daughter, Kathy Arend of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Fane and Marlena Butts of Whitesboro;
brother, Jim Butts of Leonard; and grandchildren, Sarah Arend, Amanda Arend, Kylee Madison Butts and
Tana Rose Butts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cynthia Denise Butts; sisters, Ann Woods, Betty
Jeanne Hibbard, Linda Sue Butts and Mildred Lucille Butts.
|MICHAEL ANTHONY BURROWS, SR. 1955-2009
Funeral Services for Michael Anthony Burrows, Sr. (Mike Burrows), 53, of Gainesville are set for 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at Grand Ave. Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Crow of Nocona and Bro. Ray Trumbull of
Prairie Grove officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Burrows was born on Nov. 22, 1955 in Gainesville to David and Hattie Burrows. He was a skilled
carpenter and contractor.
Mr. Burrows died Feb. 6, 2009 at North Texas Medical Center after a prolonged illness and valiant battle
fighting West Nile Virus.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Kerr Burrows of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Karen
Burrows and their baby to be, Anthony Ray of Hood; daughters, Jennifer and Emily Burrows, both of
Gainesville; brothers, David Burrows and James Burrows, both of Gainesville; mother-in-law, Flora Kerr of
Gainesville; brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Linda Kerr of Key West, Fla., Ricky and Paula Kerr of
Forestburg, Joy and Darrell Sutton of Sadler and Jan and Van Moses of Throckmorton; one niece and six
Mr. Burrows is preceded in death by his parents, David and Hattie Burrows and his father-in-law, Dennis
Pall Bearers are Ricky Don Selder, Junior Boyd, Russell Moses, John Moses, Cote Sutton, Shawn Sutton,
Robert Boone and Jeff Waite.
A visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. today, Feb. 9, 2009 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
November 11, 1947
May 5, 2008
CLASS OF 1965
February 3, 1954
January 30, 2011
CLASS OF 1972
March 21, 1937
March 23, 2012
CLASS OF 1956
|JOHNNY BURKHART 1964 - 2007
Memorial service for John Burkhart, 43, of Gainesville are set for 5 p.m. today at Clement-Keel Chapel with
Rev. Mark Loewen of First Christian Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Burkhart died Dec. 3, 2007, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 26, 1964, in Muenster to Jeirl Dewayne Burkhart and Connie Lyn (Owens) Burkhart. He
collecting food for VISTO. He was an artist, loved to draw and paint. He had worked for the Goodwill
Industries for several years.
Survivors include his mother, Connie Burkhart of Gainesville and Jeirl and Wanda Burkhart of Rosston;
grandmother, Ruby Burkhart of Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Derek and Alicia Burkhart of
Denver, Colo., and Craig and Sylvia Burkhart of Argyle; one niece; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Ruth Owens and Haskell Burkhart; and an aunt, Reba
|LARRY D. BUTLER 1947-2008
CLASS OF 1965
Services for Larry D. Butler, 60, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Baptist Church with Dr.
Eddie Chennault officiating. Burial will follow in High Point Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll
& Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Butler died May 5, 2008, at his residence. He was born Nov. 11, 1947, in Gainesville to Albert and Helen
Capps Butler. On June 2, 1974, he married Melinda Baugh in Gainesville. He was a heavy equipment operator
in Cooke County’s Pct. 1, and had been employed in oil production operations in Alaska and off-shore
locations. He rode with the “Glory Riders” and was a member of the National Barrel Horse Association and
the American Paint Horse Association. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and raised and showed
registered Dairy Goats.
Survivors include his wife, Melinda Butler of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Helbert Barion of
Aubrey; daughter, Jennie Butler of Gainesville; father, Albert Butler of Haskell; five grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Vicky and Donald Miller of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-
law, Jim and Mary Ann Foster of Woodbine; parents-in-law, Burl and Marion Sanderson of Gainesville;
several cousins; and three nephews.He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Foster on July 2, 1978.
Pallbearers are fellow co-workers in Pct. 1. Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from
6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County; P.O. Box 936; Gainesville, TX 76241.
You may sign the online registry by visiting our website, www.geojcarroll.com.
|BOBBY RAY BUTLER
June 1, 1946
August 17, 2010
CLASS OF 1965
|BOBBY RAY BUTLER
CLASS OF 1965
Bobby Ray Butler, 64, of OKC, joined his Heavenly Father August 17, 2010.
Bobby was born June 1, 1946 in Gainesville, TX.
He retired from the Army after 27 years, and among his numerous awards were the Silver Star, Legion of
Merit and Bronze Star. He was a member of Southwest Church of Christ.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother; and infant son. Survivors include his wife,
Jane; sons: Thomas and Jason & wife Mary; daughter, Shanna; grandsons: Teel, Mason, Carl and Riley;
sister, Lou Nelson & husband Johnny; in-laws, Pete & Ruby Jordon.
Services are 10:00 AM, Friday, at Southwest Church of Christ. Committal Friday at 3:30 PM at Fairview
Cemetery in Gainesville, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "In Search of The Lord's Way,"
PO Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083. Friends may leave condolences at: www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published in The Oklahoman on August 19, 2010
January 18, 1922
February 21, 2019
CLASS OF 1940
|MARCELLA BURROW CLEGG
January 18, 1922 - February 21, 2019
CLASS OF 1940
Funeral services for Marcella Burrow Clegg, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 26,
2019 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Dr. Bennie Slack officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the service.
Mrs. Clegg passed from this world into Heaven on February 21, 2019 at 97 years of age. She was born at Rock
Creek, Grayson County, Texas, on January 18, 1922 to parents George Henry and Cecil Barnes Burrow. Her
mother always told her it was the day the Red River froze over.
Marcella attended the Rock Creek School through first grade, then her family moved to Dexter, Texas, where
she attended the Dexter Schools. She would occasionally play the piano for the local Baptist churches in
Dexter and the surrounding area. Later, Marcella boarded with a lady in Gainesville, Texas so she could finish
her education at Gainesville High School. After graduation in 1940, she worked at Montgomery Ward on the
town square. Marcella would always walk to work, rain or shine. She had wonderful stories from growing up on
the farm, where she picked cotton and took care of her chores.
Marcella fell in love with Woodrow Ulysses Clegg, whose family had a farm north of Dexter in the early 1940’s.
She traveled by train to Del Rio, Texas to marry Woodrow, who was a radio operator during WWII. They were
married on February 20, 1942 and lived in a rented bedroom. Woodrow developed the measles the first week
they were married.
Approximately a year later, Marcella and Woodrow were transferred to San Antonio, Texas for Woodrow to be
a radio instructor for the U.S. Air Force. Their first child, Charles Phillip (Phil) Clegg, was born at Fort Sam
Houston. They moved back to Gainesville after the war and had their second son, Bobby Keith Clegg in 1954.
Marcella lived on her own after Woodrow passed away in 1983 and had recently moved to the Wheeler Place in
Marcella was the oldest child in her family and had a younger sister, Margie, and a younger brother, George
Carroll, who lives with his wife, Sandra, in Hudson Oaks, Texas.
Marcella was a member of First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Texas for 73 years. She enjoyed participating in
the church women’s organizations, playing bridge, attending her son’s activities, and traveling. Her family was
the center of her life and she loved hosting them at her home for all kinds of special occasions.
Survivors include: son Phil Clegg and wife Janice of Plano; son Keith Clegg and wife Lisa of Gainesville;
granddaughter Pamela Clegg Garner; granddaughter Lisa Clegg Vestal and husband Cyrus; and six great-
grandchildren. Survivors also include four living nieces and nephews: Gailen Harrison, Bobby Harrison, Leigh
Anne Burrow Sallaz, and Carol Anne Burrow Cotton.
Mrs. Clegg was preceded in death by: husband Woodrow; her parents; and her sister.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the compassionate and loving staff of the Wheeler Place for
Serving as pallbearers are: Sparky Flint, Robert Boone, Jim Yeargan, Ray Nichols, Dickey Elliott, and Cyrus
Vestal. Honorary Pallbearers are: Tom Parker, Lynn Stiles, and Tom Clark.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church of Gainesville; and The Boys & Girls Club of Cooke