May 22, 1958
January 21, 2007
December 27, 1955
August 22, 2008
August 23, 1954
November 15, 2012

Sara passed away on January 21, 2007, after a long and courageous 11-year battle against breast cancer.
She was born in Gainesville, Texas, on May 22, 1958, to Holman H. Gibson and Margaret Alexander Gibson.
She attended Gainesville High School and was a graduate of Texas Women’s University. Sara met and
married her soul-mate Steve Lemons on December 30, 1977, and recently celebrated 29 years together.
She was the loving mother of sons, Josh and Jeremy Lemons, and daughter, Jillian Lemons with whom she
devoted her life. She was very involved in church activities and Bible Study Fellowship. Sara loved and
adored teaching Bible class to many young children throughout her life. She was active in the community
with non-profit organizations and her church outreach programs.

Sara and her family moved to South Florida nine years ago. She was blessed with living near the beach and
watching beautiful sunsets. She was full of life and love and always thought of others before herself.

Sara was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind a loving husband, Steve Lemons; and her
legacy, Josh, Jeremy and Jillian Lemons of Parkland, Florida; her father-in Law and mother-in-law, Earl and
Gynelle Lemons of Lake Kiowa; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy and Gayla Brewer of Gainesville; and
her cherished nieces and nephews, Andrea, Cody, Elizabeth and Chisam Brewer also of Gainesville. Sara is
also survived by aunts, Helen Roberson, Reba Handwerk, Loretta Alexander, Zela Alexander, Jane
Alexander and Mary Alexander. She is also survived by godmother, Marie Cannon and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be at Clement-Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 26.
Graveside services will be held at the Valley View Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27.

Donations in Sara’s memory may be made to Gilda’s Club of South Florida; 119 Rose Dr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33316 or Gilda’s Club is a free, not-for-profit organization providing
family-centered emotional and social support, networking, and education to men, women, and children
living with cancer.

Birth: Dec. 27, 1955
Gainesville (Cooke County)
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 2008
Gainesville (Cooke County)
Texas, USA

George W. Gilbreath, 52, of Gainesville was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Huffman
officiating. Masonic rites conducted by the Gainesville Lodge #210, AF AM.

He was born to George C. and Anna Jean Foster Gilbreath.

He graduated from Gainesville High School and was a self-employed electrician. He was a member of
Gainesville Lodge #210 AF AM and was a member of a Baptist church.

Survivors include his parents, a daughter and a son. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sheila Gail.
Burial:Fairview Cemetery Gainesville (Cooke County) Texas, USA
STEVEN (JOEY) GILBREATH  August 23, 1954-November 15, 2012

Funeral services for Steven (Joey) Gilbreath will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at First Baptist
Church Gainesville, conducted by the Rev. Roslyn Eugster.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Joey was born on Aug. 23, 1954, to Amos J. and Elizabeth (Piper) Gilbreath.

Joey attended Gainesville schools. He married Sissie Mitchell on May 18, 1973, in Gainesville. Joey worked
extensively in the oilfields. His career began working for Barnes Bros. Wells. In 1975, he went to work for
Dowell, an oilfield division of Dowell Chemical. After five years Joey went to work for his brother Murriel
as a driver/sales person for Gilbreath Tank Trucks. He later worked for Marion Hunger as an oilfield
consultant in the early 1980s. As the oil industry began to decline, Joey returned to Barnes Bros Wells
where he remained and worked in many capacities until 1999, when he became the yard manager of
Mercer Well Service. He continued to work there until his health began to decline. In spring of 2010,
Joey's health forced him to retire. His health was sporadic — great some days, and some not. He learned
to play BUNCO with great friends and learned to travel some. He learned to take one day at a time, enjoy
it and move on. He was inspired to keep going from friends and family who refused to let his disability
keep him down. He was a family man who wanted his kids, grandkids and their friends to come to the
house and just hangout, play games, build a fire or go swimming. He just wanted to be around them. He
loved it when they would come to church because he knew the importance of church and a relationship
with God. He was also very proud to have them with him. He loved his family and most importantly his
wife. His wife was there through the good and not so good. Sometimes it seemed hard to keep on but she
did what needed to be done.

Joey is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sissie; a son, Greg and fiancé Maureen; a daughter and son-in-
law, Carol and Robert DeBord and a daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Michael DeBord; seven
grandchildren, Jaycee and Topher Gilbreath, Trevor and Tanner DeBord, Michael Tyler and Marissa and
Mason DeBord. He is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Frank Doss, brother and
sister-in-law, Murriel and Carolyn Gilbreath, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Doug and Julie Mitchell and
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jackie and Darla Mitchell; mother-in-law, Adene Mitchell; and many
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Cody and Donnie

Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
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August 1996
JAMES WARNER GERMANY  1951-December 23, 2012

James Warner Germany, 61, of Gainesville died Dec. 23, 2012 in Gainesville. A graveside memorial service
was held Dec. 29, 2012 at Nocona Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

James Warner Germany was born April 13, 1951 in Nocona to T.C. and Nina Warneece Germany.

James Warner Germany graduated from Gainesville High School in 1970. He worked as a truck driver and
construction worker. He enjoyed fishing during his free time.

James Warner Germany is survived by his daughter and fiancé, Angela D. Germany Mason and Johnny Ray
Jacobs, Jr. of Marietta, Okla., son and daughter-in-law, James Thomas and Jennifer Germany of Charlevoix,
Mich. and grandchildren, Maria Dawn Mason, Jace Blake Mason, Savannah Ruth Mason, Ashlea Nichole
Jacobs, Garyn Leeann Germany and Desteny Lee Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents step-father, William Perry Wallace; and grandson, Dakota Blake
April 13, 1951
December 23, 2012
CLASS OF 1991?

Graveside services for David “Brent” Goodman, 37, of Gainesville will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23,
2011 at Fairview Cemetery, with Rev. Arthur Green officiating. Services are under the direction of Clement-
Keel Funeral Home.

Mr. Goodman died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Gulf Breeze Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

He was born June 18, 1973 in Gainesville.

Mr. Goodman is survived by his mother, Nita Jo Goodman; father, David Joe Goodman; sons, Dustin
Goodman and Tanner Joe Goodman; daughter, Melissa Goodman; and brother, Brian Goodman.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. before the service at Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Services for Ronnie Eugene Graham, 52, of Gainesville are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church with Rev. Pat Murphy, O.S.A. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Graham died July 5, 2007, at his residence.

He was born July 1, 1955, in Gainesville to Clarence and Elsie Marie Luttmer Graham. He attended St. Mary’s
School and was a graduate of Gainesville High School. He worked as a machinist.

Survivors include his children, Shelly and Michael Graham; grandchildren, Ashlyn and Mason Lorne; and Tylee
and Brandon Graham; brothers, Weldon and Gary Graham; and sisters, Charlene Shasteen, Sheila Hussein,
Rita Greer and Virginia Capps,
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth Dale Graham and Denny Lee Graham; and
sister, Brenda Mages.
Pallbearers are Shawn Vincent, Donald Wesson, Michael and Randy Daughtry, Harley Johnson, and Kenneth
Honorary pallbearers are Brion Kemp, Gary Kemp and Sonny Cornett.

Rosary is to be recited 7 p.m. today at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel, followed by visitation.
An online registry may be signed at
TIMOTHY WILLIAM GOODWIN  (July 9, 1946 - Dec. 10, 2006)

Services for Timothy William Goodwin, 60, of Gainesville are set for 3 p.m. today at First Christian Church
with Rev. Mark Loewen officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Mr. Goodwin died Dec. 10, 2006, at his residence.

He was born July 9, 1946, in Olney to Stephen William and Mary Brazelton Goodwin. On Oct. 17, 1975, he
married Suzanne Stamps Mullins in Dallas. He was a radiology technologist and was formerly employed at
Gainesville Memorial Hospital for 20 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Goodwin of Gainesville; parents, Steve and Mary Goodwin of Azle; step-son,
Christopher Mullins of Gainesville; one grandchild; sister, Mary Charlene Carter of Springtown; and several
nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Earl Goodwin; his parents-in-law, Roy and Rita Stamps;
and step-son, Craig Mullins.

Pallbearers are R.L. Casey, Gene Herzog, Ben Armstrong, Bill McDonald, Pete Bailey, and Kenny Fitts.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or to the charity of one’s choice.
June 18, 1973
March 15, 2011
December 27, 1995
June 23, 2013

Mireya Gonzalez packed a lot of life into her short 17 years.
As family members and friends mourn the loss of the former Wise County resident, who was killed in a car
accident in Dallas early Sunday morning, they take comfort in the memories full of laughter, her loud voice
and her energetic demeanor.
“She was the life of the party,” Gonzalez’s mother, Petra Lopez said. “She had her moments, but she
definitely liked to have a good time.”
And according to other family members, she liked to make sure everyone else was happy, too.
“If I wasn’t having a good day and she knew, she tried everything to make me laugh because she hated to
be around people that were down,” said Teresita Fraga of Decatur, Gonzalez’s cousin. “It was late at night
when we went to the gas station, and she knew I was a little down so she got out while I was pumping gas
and she turned on the music really loud and she started dancing ’til the guys at the gas station turned off
the lights.“I will never forget that night.”
The two said Gonzalez loved all kinds of music but especially corridos (Mexican ballads) and going dancing.
In fact, she had been at a popular Mexican dance club in Dallas the night of the accident.
Although it is still under investigation by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Lopez said friends that were
with her daughter tell her the group that included her, her boyfriend and two other friends had left the club
and gone to eat and were on the way home when the accident occurred in a construction zone near the
intersection of Walton Walker Boulevard and Northwest Highway just before 5 a.m.
According to information from the DCSO and Lopez, Gonzalez was ejected from the car after it hit a
construction barrier. She sustained traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding and multiple broken bones
and was transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where she later died about 6:45 a.m.
Gonzalez was not wearing a seat belt.  The teen was listed as a resident of Irving but she grew up in Decatur
and last year had lived in Chico with her grandmother and attended Chico schools.
The last pictures in Gonzalez’s phone, taken the night of the accident, provide consolation for her grieving
family members.
“She looks really, really, really happy,” her mother said. “She’s hugging her boyfriend tight and has a big ol’
smile. She and her boyfriend, both of them have the biggest, whitest smiles. She looks so happy.”
She admits she and her daughter hit plenty of bumps – those that come “with her age and her process of
maturing.” But more than anything, she says the two of them were like best friends.
“I had her when I was 15 so I raised her like a little sister,” Lopez said. “I grew up with her. She went
through so much stuff with me at her young age, at my young age. Like they say in Spanish, ‘Es la due a de
mi coraz n.’ – She is the keeper of my heart.”
She and the many people that knew Gonzalez will remember the artsy young lady’s many talents.
Lopez enjoyed cooking – pasta and food with rich flavors were her favorite, her mother said – and baking –
desserts were her specialty. She was also “really into heels, fashion and makeup, especially Mac makeup.”
“She was a diva,” her mother said with a laugh. “She always had different hair styles, a different hair color.
She was definitely not a bland person. She was always showing me tutorials she found on YouTube, and she
could follow the tutorials perfectly and get the exact same look. She was so good at it.”
Although she changed her plans frequently, Lopez said Gonzalez’s major interest was cosmetology.
“At first she wanted to be a chef, but I think she was made to do cosmetology,” Lopez said of her daughter.
“She would do my makeup and my hair. That was our bonding moment. That’s when I felt her so close to
me. When she would do my makeup, she would touch my face, fix my hair. Those are my best memories of
her.”  And it’s through treasured memories like that that her loved ones will remember their beloved
“Mireyita La Tremendita” – Mischevious Mireya.
“Let’s just say what didn’t she do,” Fraga said with a laugh. “She really didn’t care what people thought of
her … She lived her life fast with no regrets.
“It hurts because I know I won’t see her around anymore, but I know she will always live in my heart.”
Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn
Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
July 9, 1946
December 10, 2006
June 8, 1947
December 30, 1968
August 21, 1941
April 14, 2004
POLLIE "GILBREATH" GOTCHER (August 21, 1941 - April 14, 2004)

Pollie Gilbreath Gotcher, age 62, a homemaker, of Euless, Texas, formerly of Irving, Texas for forty-two
years, died April 14, 2004 at a Fort Worth Hospital. Raised in Gainesville, Texas where she was born August
21, 1941. Preceded in death by her daughter, Darla J. Gotcher in 1997.

Survivors include husband Dan Gotcher; daughter Hollie Lawson and husband Eric; granddaughter Eden
Celeste Lawson, all of Euless; cousin Rodney Mabe and wife Jimmie Lou, of Bedford.

Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Graveside service 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 17,
2004 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
July 1, 1955
July 5, 2007
August 5, 1934
August 3, 2015
DR. JAMES VERNON GRAHAM "Doc"   (August 5, 1934 - August 3, 2015)

U.S. Veteran
Funeral service for Dr. James Vernon Graham ( Doc ) 80, of Gainesvile are set for Thursday August 6, 2015
at 10;00 a.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll and Son Chapel with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating with burial to
follow in the Fairview Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites. The family will receive friends on Wednesday
August 5, 2015 from 6:00 til 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. James passed away on August 3, 2015 in
Denton, Tx.

James was born on August 5, 1934 in Gainesville, Tx to Albert and Nancy Penton Graham. Doc graduated
from Gainesville High School, Cooke County Junior College, University of Texas and University of Texas
School of Dentistry.. James served in the United States Army. James married Karen Tompkins on May 15,
1982 in Gainesville, Tx. He was a member of the First United Methodist of Gainesville, lifetime member of
the Masonic Temple of Gainesville, lifetime member of the Gainesville Optimist Club and loved playing cards
with his mother in law Wanda Coker and sister in law Jean Coker.

James is survived by his wife Karen Graham, daughter Jackie Lane, grandchildren Kari, Austin ,Ellie and Jon
Paul, brother in law Don Carter, mother in law Wanda Coker and sister in law Jean Coker.

James was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Flora Marie Graham, son Jason Tompkins, one
brother and four sisters. Pallbearers will be Robert Boone, Steve Boone, Dale Gray, Billy Hudspeth, Gary
Dodson and Van Knight. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Central Texas Scholarship Fund.
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November 13, 2000
August 17, 1946
February 01, 2018
August 17, 1946 - February 01, 2018
CLASS of 1965

JD Gibbs Jr., of Muenster, TX passed away peacefully Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Care
Center in Gainesville, TX.

JD was born August 17, 1946 in Gainesville, TX. He graduated from Gainesville High School. He served in the
United States Army from 1967 to 1968. He married Elizabeth (Betty) F. Knabe July 19, 1980. JD enjoyed
spending time with his family and making new friends. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, taxidermy,
welding, knife and lure making and photographing the people and nature he loved.

JD is survived by his wife, Betty, three children, Shawnna Gibbs-Dandridge, Daniel Knabe, and Roxanne
Knabe-Thompson, two brothers, Ronnie and David, sister, Sandra Pierce, grandchildren, Robert, Logan,
Dustin and William Thompson, Makayla, Caleb, and Trinity Knabe, Christopher Woolman and his daughter,
Isabella as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his father, JD Sr., mother,
Wilma, brothers, Jerry Don and Tommy, sisters, Judy and Donna and his beloved dog Pokey.

The family invites those who wish to pay their respects to the visitation, which will be held on Sunday,
February 4, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm at the George J. Carroll & Son funeral home and/or the graveside
services which will be held at the Fairview Cemetery Pavilion at 10am on Monday, February 5, 2018
August 24, 1945
August 06, 2017
August 24, 1945 - August 06, 2017

On August 6, 2017, Barney Everett Gilbreath went home to be with his Lord. To his family, he was
lovingly known as Pop and PawPaw.

Barney entered this life on August 24, 1945 in Gainesville, Texas and left this world Sunday at North
Texas Medical Center Hospital in Gainesville, Texas. Loving family and close friends filled the room and
gathered near his bedside to usher him on to meet the Jesus that he loved so dearly.

Surviving him are many very close family members and friends, but none so dedicated to him as his
wife in life, Margaret Gilbreath, his daughter and son-in-law, Arnita Leann and Rick McCaffrey, his son
and daughter-in-law, Monty Everett and Robbye Gilbreath, a granddaughter Caitlin Jo and her husband
Will Rackley, a grandson Colton Everett Gilbreath and a great granddaughter Madeline Jo Rackley.
Others include his brothers George C. Gilbreath and his wife Jean along with Clovis O. Gilbreath and his
wife Julia, sister-in-law Lena Allison and husband Phillip, brother-in laws Glendon Harper and Sonny
Cornett along with a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father
and mother, Barney McCoy and Juanita Mae Gilbreath. A brother Loy (Pete) McCoy, a brother Coy
McLoy and a sister Bonnie Ruth Harper. Barney loved his family unconditionally, spending countless
hours working, worrying and fidgeting trying to fix everyone's ills and needs.

Barney attended Gainesville Schools then went on to graduate Gainesville High School in 1964. Later,
he attended Cooke County College. It was during these young years that Barney developed his love of
cars and "scooters". His dearest relationships in life centered around these and even as he struggled
with his health, you could find him tapping, grinding, and painting on his treasured Cushmans. They all
still sit in the "Eagles Nest" today at Barney’s home, "needing just one more thing." Barney loved
tinkering. Be it cars, tractors, building or restoring, he always had a project; he also loved dearly his
friends with whom he shared adventures and had a story for each and every one.

He was drafted in the military in October of 1966 and deployed to the central highland region near
Pleiku,Viet Nam that same year. He was raised to the rank of Sargent and served in the 4th Infantry
Division. To the end he was a patriot and had a passion for his country. He was justifiably proud of his
service and never failed to stand and salute his flag when given an opportunity.

Barneys pride and loyalty extended into his work as well. He worked as a machinist during the bulk of
his life at both National Supply and Peterbilt Motors, but as all who knew him can attest, he could and
did everything.

June 18th marks the anniversary of Barney and Margaret’s marriage, whose love for each other was
evident to all. Their fifty-two years together was filled with family, fun, and love beyond measure.

Pop's ten year battle with cancer was a testament to how he lived. "well it's broke, let’s go fix it".

Visitation will be held Friday evening, August 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and funeral services will be at
2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry
Kremling officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Geo. J Carroll and Son Funeral Home.
November 26, 1939
July 25, 2017
November 26, 1939 - July 25, 2017

Funeral services for Bonnie Ruth Harper, 77, of Thackerville, OK, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, July 31,
2017 at the First Baptist Church of Thackerville with Rev. Bobby Nelms officiating. Burial will follow in the
New Resthaven Cemetery in Gainesville, TX. A visitation is set for Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Geo.
J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harper passed away July 25, 2017 in Ardmore, OK. She was born November 26, 1939 in Gainesville, to
Barney McCoy and Juanita (Culp) Gilbreath.

Bonnie was a daycare provider for many years. She enjoyed embroidering and loved gardening. She was
completely devoted to taking care of her husband, Alfred Glendon Harper. Alfred loves her a lot and says
she was a very good woman. They were married for 57 years.

Mrs. Harper is survived her husband Alfred Glendon Harper of Thackerville; son and daughter-in-law David
and Ok Harper of South Korea; son and daughter-in-law Lance and Alison Harper of Pasadena, CA;
grandchildren Megan Harper and Evan Harper. She is also survived by her brothers Barney Gilbreath,
George Gilbreath, and Clovis Gilbreath both of Gainesville.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers.
January 8, 1939
September 3, 2017
January 8, 1939-September 3, 2017

Nina Dell Dalla, 78, resident of Kerrville, TX passed away on September 3, 2017
after a valiant battle with aggressive cancer. Nina was born January 8, 1939 in
Gainesville, TX to parents Tay and Horice Gilbreath. She was married to Robert
Bernauer in 1956. They had three children; Cindy, Donna and Jason. In 1982 Nina
married Jerry Dalla, her husband of 34 years. Nina worked at Mary Kay Cosmetics
for 23 years retiring as the Southwest Distribution Director of Administration. Upon
retirement in 1996, she and Jerry traveled across the United States and Canada in
their silver Airstream. After six months of adventure they put down roots in
Kerrville. Nina was a devout parishioner of Notre Dame Catholic Church. She was
treasurer of the Kerrville Genealogical Society and a regular volunteer at the Kerr
Regional History Center. Nina was also a member of DAR, the Republican Women of
Kerr County, and past president of the local chapter of UDC. Nina was preceded in
death by Robert Bernauer, son Jason Bernauer, her sister Madge, and brother JB.
She is survived by her husband Jerry, daughters Cindy and Donna, step children
Troy, Cynthia and Rhonda, twin sister Anna, brothers Ken and Cleddy, and nine
wonderful grandchildren. Nina was eagerly awaiting the upcoming birth of her great
granddaughter and namesake, Ella Dell. Nina will be buried at Fairview Cemetery in
Gainesville, TX on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00 am. A visitation will be held
between 4:00 and 6:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017 at Brown's Memorial Funeral
Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army.
February 24, 1924
April 24, 2017
February 24, 1924 - April 24, 2017

Charles Eugene Glazier passed away April 24, 2017 at his home in Irving TX. He was born in
Gainesville TX Feb. 24, 1928 to C.E. and Thelma Glazier. After graduation from Gainesville High
School, he joined the Navy, where he served as a corpsman. Upon returning home, he married
Mary Lois Nessmith-Glazier, who preceded him in death in 2007. Gene was a lifelong servant of
our savior Jesus Christ and blessed many as he served as an elder in their local church. Gene
truly "walked in the Spirit" as all can testify that his good fruit was love, joy, and peace. Gene
was a banker, printing entrepreneur, loving husband, and loyal friend.
He is survived by a sister, Pat Brightman, nieces and a nephew.
Gene is once again serving others by donating his body for Parkinson's Research at
Southwestern Medical School.
He was a true and gentle friend and will be greatly missed!
August 09, 1945 - November 18, 2017


Sherman- Funeral services for Mikeal Lesley Graham were held at 10:00 AM Wednesday,
November 22 at North Park Baptist Church. Rev. David Murphy officiated with General Edgar
Murphy eulogizing. Burial with military honors followed at West Hill Cemetery. Honorary
pallbearers were Bobby Wigington, Barry White, James Hayes, Shawn Davis, Darren Tankersley,
and Billy Reifel. Mr. Graham, 72, passed away Saturday, November 18 at his home in Sherman
surrounded by family.
Mike was born August 9, 1945 in Nocona to the late Alfred and Estelline (Tucker) Graham. In
1959, his family moved to Gainesville and he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1964. On
June 24, 1966, he and Ellen Giles were married in Gainesville.
Mike had a distinguished career in the US Army that spanned 28 years. He joined the army in
August of 1965 and began as a tank loader. He was promoted to Platoon Sergeant in 1973. In
1977, he was promoted to First Sergeant and in November 1984, he was promoted to Command
Sergeant Major. After discharge from the army, Mike served several years in the Texas National
Guard and also worked at Texas Instruments as a product control manager.
Mr. Graham was actively involved in his community. He was the United Way Coordinator for
Texas Instruments, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was an active member of North
Park Baptist Church.
Mr. Graham is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ellen of Sherman; son, Trent Graham of Sherman;
daughter, Jennifer Brockelman and husband Charlie of Sherman; three grandchildren, Jaxson,
Benton, and Maddie; and two brothers, Bobby Graham of Gainesville and Randy Graham and wife
Jackie of Woodbine. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Park Baptist Church Building Fund. The
family received friends from 6:00-7:30 PM on Tuesday at Waldo Funeral Home. The register book
can be signed online at
Published on November 21, 2017
August 09, 1945
November 18, 2017
August 14, 1926
March 24, 2019
December 26, 1942
December 18, 2018
Former Gainesville ISD
August 14, 1926-March 24, 2019

Juanell McCabe, 92, passed away on Sunday, March 24th in Medical City of Denton.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the funeral
home. Memorial Service will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Meador Funeral
Home Chapel with Bro. Hollis Parsons officiating.
Juanell was born in Gainesville, TX on August 14, 1926 to Alvah Albert and Ida Mae
Graham. She was the youngest of 12 children. She graduated from Gainesville High
School in 1944.
On March 16, 1946 she married Bob McCabe. They had two daughters Marsha and Suzy.
Juanell was a homemaker until 1962 when she went to work at National Supply. She was
secretary of the Industrial Engineering department. She retired on November 30th after
serving 24 years.
She and Bob opened Nell's Mini Donuts in the Gainesville shopping center and also had
another location in Fort Worth, TX.
Bob and Juanell had many friends and were known locally by their ballroom dancing.
She is survived by her daughters, Marsha Keathley and husband Tim of Fort Worth; Suzy
Klement and husband John of Gainesville. Four grandsons Derek Keathley and wife Ricki,
Jason Keathley, Ryan and Casey Klement. Four great-grandchildren, Wesley Keathley,
Julia, Chelsea and Emily Klement. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bob in 2006, her parents, brothers Roy
Clarence "Buster", Alonzo and Bill Graham, sisters Dora Shaw, Peggy Fischer, Hazel
Nowell, Maudie Smith and Vera who died at birth, half-brother Ollie and half-sister Emma.
Juanell lived alone until the age of 91. After she fell and broke her hip she moved Pecan
Tree Nursing Home. The family would like to acknowledge the staff there and thank them
for their care.
Published on March 26, 2019
December 26, 1942 - December 18, 2018
Former Gainesville ISD superintendent.

William Bill Gordon Gravitt passed away in Burkburnett, Texas at Noon on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018. His wife of 52
years, Rebecca Becky" Ruth Figley Gravitt, was at his side when he passed. He was 75 years old and suffered from the
complications of dementia, but now is at rest.
Bill Gravitt and his fraternal twin brother were born the sons of W.Y. and Lucretia Gravitt in Hugo, Oklahoma on December
26th, 1942. Bill and his brother were high school football stars, helping the Denver City Mustangs win the Texas class AA
State Championship in 1960, continuing their football career at the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER!) and
graduating from Southwestern Oklahoma University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Bill was inducted into the Texas High
School Football Hall of Fame in May, 2010.
Bill went on to become a lifelong educator in the Texas public school system, serving as a football coach, Junior High and
High School Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent before retiring in 2007. Bill Gravitt loved his school
kids and teachers and was as tough and demanding in his career as he was on the football field. His contributions to the
Texas Public School system will be fondly remembered by hundreds of students and teachers who he treated as family
during his 40+ years of service.
Mr. Gravitt is survived by his wife Becky, with whom he raised a family in Denver City, Texas. His oldest son, Chris Gravitt,
lives in Holliday, Texas with his wife Sonia. Their son Grant is a sophomore baseball player at Sul Ross University in Alpine,
Texas. His youngest son, Bill Jr., resides in Flower Mound, TX with his wife Daphne and son, Greyson, a Sophomore at Marcus
High School.
At his sons' request, Bill Gravitts body was willed to UT Southwestern Medical Center for ongoing research to help those
affected by dementia, diabetes, and heart disease.
In lieu of a memorial service or flowers, please send donations to William G. Gravitt Junior High School in Denver City,