|LAURA HELTON LANGLEY
October 20, 1972
April 4, 2006
CLASS OF 1991
|AARON CURT HENDERSON
March 6, 1979
CLASS OF 1997
|GARY "MIKE" HENDRICKS
December 5, 1950
September 4, 2012
CLASS OF 1970
|LAURA HELTON LANGLEY
Laura Langley my best friend and sister
October 20, 1972 - April 4, 2006
A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville with
Dr. Kyle Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m.
on Friday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Laura went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 4, 2006. She was at her home in the arms of her husband
with family and friends at her side.
She was born October 20, 1972, in Gainesville to Les Helton and Melody Thomas Helton. Laura died at the
age of 33 after a valiant battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Travis and Laura Marie Thomas and William and Marguritte
Laura attended Gainesville schools and graduated from Gainesville High School in 1991. She loved children
and chose a career in education. Laura developed her love for teaching due to the nurturing she received
from some of Gainesville’s finest teachers. Laura met her beloved husband, Chris while they were attending
GHS and they married on July 24, 1993, at First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Her husband’s military career meant frequent moves and Laura devotedly followed him. Their joy was
unbridled with the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Paige. She was born while they were assigned to Fort
Hood in 1995. They were stationed in Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama and Laura was at his side. Laura
received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Austin Peay University, Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1999
while stationed at Fort Campbell. She patiently endured the separation caused from Chris’ two overseas
tours. They moved to Fort Rucker, Alabama, and were again delighted by the arrival of their second child, a
handsome son, Jacob, born in 2001. Her children captivated her heart.
She lived with her family in Athens, Texas, for the past three years until assignment to Fort Hood. They
moved to Harker Heights, Texas, in December 2005. Laura was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens.
She was deeply grateful for the love and support demonstrated by her church family and many prayer
Everywhere she went, Laura made deep and lasting friendships despite the numerous moves. She
continued to keep in touch and those same friends were faithful to share her joys and sorrows.
Throughout her three-year battle with cancer, Laura continued to be a beautiful, kind and caring wife,
mother, daughter, sister and friend. Laura bore her illness with courage, unwavering faith, and
determination. Her beautiful smile never faded nor betrayed how ill she had become. To the very end, she
never failed to thank those who cared and tended her.
She is survived by her husband, Chris Langley; her children, Paige Marie and Jacob John; her mother, Melody
Helton; her father, Les Helton and wife, Loyce; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Angie Helton and
Matthew and Crystal Helton; parents-in-law, John and Cathy Langley, and extended family of aunts, uncles
Pallbearers are Mark Helton, Matthew Helton, Clay Langley, Colby Langley, Brent Biberdorf, Roy Clay,
Darius Gallegos and Thomas Warnock. Honorary pallbearers are Scott and Chet Wheeler.
Memorial contributions made to the Laura Langley Memorial Fund at First State Bank of Gainesville will
contribute to Paige and Jacob’s education.
Laura said that she did not want anyone to feel sadness or pity her because she had lived and loved the
most beautiful life. She had been blessed with the love and undying devotion of her husband, two beautiful
and caring children, parents who adored and were openly proud of her, and brothers who never failed to
look up to and appreciate their sister. They and their extended family and faithful friends will love her
|AARON CURT HENDERSON
Funeral services for Aaron Curt Henderson, 30, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at First
Baptist Church of Gainesville with Dr. Mark Denison officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Curt Henderson passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at his residence.
Curt was a 1997 graduate of Gainesville High and played football at Howard Payne one year. He also attended
UNT. Curt had just moved back to Gainesville where he opened his New York Life Office. In the short year he
was with the company, he had achieved numerous awards and had made Executive Council with the company.
He was a football official for eleven years calling high school games. He officiated college games for three
years. Curt also loved basketball officiating and pee wee football. Curt was a member of First Baptist Church in
Curt is survived by parents, Pam and Charley Henderson of Gainesville; brothers, Chris Henderson of Lewisville
and Chad Henderson of Gainesville; sister, Courtney Henderson of Denton; sister-in-law, Jennifer Henderson
of Lewisville; nephew, Caden Henderson; step-niece, Addison Munoz; maternal grandmother, Bobie Cantrell of
Gainesville; paternal grandmother, Jean Henderson of Gainesville; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins,
including Uncle Brent Cantrell and family, Trudy, Danielle, Tyler, Dakota and Baily of Pilot Point.
Curt was preceded in death by Grandfather Jimmy Cantrell and Milton Henderson.
Memorials in Curt's name can be made to First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Pallbearers will be Chris Henderson, Chad Henderson, Brent Cantrell, Shannon Cain, Ken Gilbreath, and Mike
Rosenberg. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stacey Hardin, David Burch, Jimmy Evans, John Win, and Marvin
Family will receive friends at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. this evening, Nov. 2, 2009.
|GARY "MIKE" HENDRICKS
CLASS OF 1970
Gary "Mike" Hendricks, Sr. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the age of 61 after a long
He was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Gainesville to Frank Johnson and Ada Grace Hendricks.
Mike was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a supervisor with the Texas Highway Department. He married
Nedra Scott on Feb. 7, 1973, in Gainesville.
Funeral services for Mike Hendricks, Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Grand Avenue
Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Lorne, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, officiating.
Pallbearers are Melton Stone, Larry Hennesy, Ronnie Hubbard, Tyrone Kelly, Jerry Don Henderson and
Donald Manuel. Ed Orona, Delbert Hamilton, Tommy Scott, Ricky Scott and Charlie Scott will serve as
honorary bearers. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Nedra Hendricks of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, LaCreasha and Royce
Stille of Andrews; son and daughter-in-law, Gary Hendricks, Jr. and Mia of Killeen; grandchildren, Tajh Kelly,
Torey Kelly, Trayle Kelly and Garrett Stille; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Don Hendricks of Gainesville,
Jerry and Carolyn Hendricks of Gainesville, Aaron and Doris Mims of Gainesville and Ricky and Regina
Hendricks of Wichita, Kan.; sisters, Dorothy Johnson of Wichita, Kan., Janice Barlow of Wichita, Kan., Alice
Jackson of Gainesville and Cheryl Franklin of Dallas; and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces,
nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Taden Kelly; sister, Clementine Dean; and brothers,
Willie "Pug" Mims and Charlie Mims.
Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
To sign the online registry go to www.clementkeelfh.com..
|TERRY LEWIS HERRMANN
July 26, 1933-March 3, 2011
CLASS OF 1951
Memorial services for Terry Lewis Herrmann, 77, of Gainesville are set for Monday, March 7,
2011 at 2 p.m. at the Whaley United Methodist Church, with Dr. Chuck Aaron officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Terry was born from the love and marriage of Ted and Hazelee Herrmann on July 26, 1933.
He grew up in an era of carefree life, and attended Gainesville schools through his
graduation from Gainesville High School in 1951, where he was a well-respected leader,
being the captain of the football team, a member of the band, a clown in the Gainesville
Community Band and a campus favorite. He furthered his education and played football for
TCU and Kilgore Junior College.
On April 8, 1954 he and Ginger Greenwood were married at the Whaley Methodist Church. To
that marriage were born four children: Randy, Marty, Jana and Laura. Terry’s career started
when he began working for the Free Press, then Southwestern Bell Telephone and
Southwestern Life Insurance Company. He then purchased the Free Press and then he
became a real estate broker and appraiser, in which he was engaged for several years.
Terry’s main loves in life were his God, his family, his friends, golf and fishing. His spirit lives
on in his wife, Ginger; his children: son, Marty Herrmann and his wife Shari; daughters, Jana
Herrmann Portales and her husband Larry and Laura Herrmann Salazar and her husband
Roger; granddaughters, Whitney and Campbell Herrmann and grandson, Mason Salazar.
his grandparents, Jack and Amy Lewis, Albert and Novie Herrmann and Gingers Parents
Greeting him in heaven is his son, Randy Herrmann; his parents, Ted and Hazelee Herrmann;
Fred and Lois Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Cooke County, 315 W.
Hird, Gainesville TX 76240, the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX
75231 and the building fund of the Whaley United Methodist Church, 701 Rosedale,
Gainesville, TX 76240.
January 25, 1950
November 26, 2012
CLASS OF 1968
CLASS OF 1968
A funeral Mass for Tommy Hellinger, 62, of Gainesville, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at St.
Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Victor Cruz officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under
the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28,
2012, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with a visitation to follow at 7 p.m.
Tommy was born Jan. 25, 1950, in Gainesville to Frank and Christine Hellinger.
He passed away on Nov. 26, 2012, in Denton.
Tommy married Ruth Moster on June 12, 1971, in Lindsay. He worked in auto part sales, spending the last
11 years with O'Reilly Auto Parts.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hellinger; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Tim Chancellor and Tonya
and Geoff Haberman; and grandchildren, Toni Richardson, Brandon Chancellor and Dalton Chancellor, all of
Gainesville. He is also survived by brother, Mike Hellinger, brother, Glenn Hellinger, sister, Patsy Skinner,
sister, Shirley Hellinger, sister, Doris Floyd, sister, Janie Robinson, and brother, Kevin Hellinger, all of
Gainesville; brother, David Hellinger of Nocona; and sister, Karen Bartlett of Lindsay. He was preceded in
death by his parents; son, Jeffrey Hellinger; brother, Dale Hellinger; and brother, Dennis Hellinger.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Abbe, Dwayne Abbe, Michael Johnson, Jonathan Floyd, Dustin Martin and Don
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cooke County Meals on Wheels, Home Hospice of
Cooke County or a charity of your choice.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
|TERRY LEWIS HERRMANN
July 26, 1933
March 3, 2011
CLASS 0F 1951
|TROY JOSEPH HELLINGER
August 12, 1967
June 14, 2000
CLASS OF 1985
January 28, 1954
December 27, 2012
CLASS OF 1972
|GLENN HELLINGER (1954- December 27, 2012)
CLASS OF 1972
A funeral Mass for Glenn Hellinger, 58, of Gainesville, is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at St. Mary's
Catholic Church with the Rev. Victor Cruz officiating. A rosary with visitation to follow will be held at the Geo.
J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
Glenn was born on Jan. 28, 1954, in Gainesville to Frank and Christine Knabe Hellinger.
He passed away on Dec. 27, 2012, in Dallas.
He was employed at Zodiac Aerospace.
He is survived by his wife, Trisha Hellinger of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Kelli Abbe of
Highland, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Caron Abbe of Highland Village; brother and sister-in-law,
Mike and Patsy Hellinger of Gainesville; sister, Patsy Skinner of Gainesville; brother, David Hellinger of
Nocona; sister, Shirley Hellinger of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and James Floyd of
Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Janie and Jamie Robinson of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law,
Karen and Marty Bartlett of Lindsay; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Kim Hellinger of Gainesville;
sister-in-law, Ruth Hellinger of Gainesville; grandchildren, Alexa Hamilton, Riley Hamilton, Blake Abbe,
Kaitlin Rutz, Bryan Abbe and Kali Rose Rutz; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his
father-in-law and mother-in-law, J.P. and Marie Henderson of Whitesboro.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tommy, Dennis and Dale Hellinger; sister-in-law,
Raynell Hellinger; brother-in-law, Babe Skinner; and brother-in-law, Larry Earl.
Pallbearers will be Travis Skinner, Jonathan Floyd, Billy Schares, Trey Schares, David Schares, Neil Scoggins,
Casey Martin and Dustin Martin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church School or to the Texas Scottish
Rite Hospital. You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
STAMPS MILLER LUKE
May 26, 1940
May 20, 2013
CLASS OF 1957
|BARBARA HENLEY STAMPS MILLER LUKE
May 26, 1940 - May 20, 2013
CLASS OF 1957
Barbara Miller Luke, beloved mother and grandmother, passed in peace on May 20th, 2013. Services will be
at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00 am with a graveside internment
following at the Fairview Cemetery. No visitation is planned.
Born May 26, 1940 in Nocona, Texas Barbara moved to Gainesville, TX as a young child. Barbara graduated
from Gainesville High School in the class of 1957. She spent her life enjoying the love of many friends and
family in her home town. Barbara is survived by her son, Trey Stamps with wife Linda and grandchildren
Turner and Melia of Grapevine, Texas; her son, Randy Miller with wife Lisa and grandchild Garrett Miller of
Muenster; Grandchildren Kailob Miller and Taylor Miller of Ardmore, Oklahoma with great-grandchildren
Ridge and Haidyn. She is also survived by her sister, Vickie Neiman of Denton, Texas and sister-in-law Sue
Goodwin Dyer of Gainesville.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Bob O. Henley, Mother, Geraldine Reedy and step father
Homer Reedy of Gainesville, Texas. She was also preceded by husbands, Mac Miller of Gainesville, Dan Luke
of Muenster and Roy Stamps Jr. of Venus, Texas.
Barbara Miller Luke worked at Gainesville National Bank for years meeting many friends. Her beloved
friends of the 50’s Gals Club were important parts of her family as well, and the family thanks them for all of
their love and support. She resided and was cared for at River Valley Health & Rehab Center her last few
years and our gratitude for their devoted & loving care will never be forgotten.
The family graciously thanks the Nurses Carla, Rhonda, Charlotte along with the entire staff at River Valley
who gave Barbara loving support and care during her time there. Our gratitude also goes to the Home
Hospice Staff that helped her and family during her transition to Heaven.
Pallbearers will be: Turner Stamps, Garrett Miller, Kailob Miller, Jamey Richards, Jeff Brown and Mike
Although shortened, Barbara lived a full life filled with love from her family and friends. She will be greatly
missed by all that knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County.
December 6, 1915
March 16, 1988
|BRANDON CHARLES HENEGAR
August 18, 1978
May 8, 2015
|BRANDON CHARLES HENEGAR (August 18, 1978 - May 8, 2015)
13th, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville with the Rev. Roy Prather officiating. Burial will follow
at Pilgrim Rest #1 cemetery in Emory, TX at 3:30 PM under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Brandon was born August 18, 1978 in Plainview. He passed away on May 8, 2015 in Cooke CO.
He was employed with BNSF and formerly with Gainesville High School. He was a member of First
Baptist Church, Gainesville. He will be remembered as an amazing husband and Dad and a loving son
Survivors include his wife Karla Henegar of Gainesville, children Kyler Blaine Henegar and Charlee
Grace Henegar; grandfather Charles and Nora Chandler, parents, Mike and Debbie Henegar of Tulia,
and Linda and Greg Tibbets of Scurry; sister Tavie and husband John of Forney; brother Ryan Tibbets
Amarillo, Corey and Karinton Tibbets of Montgomery; sister-in-law Kayla and Brad Andrews of
Plainview; brother- in-law Matthew and Amy Prather of Celina; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund for the Henegar family is set up at First State Bank in Gainesville.
May 17, 1935
July 6, 2015
CLASS OF 1952
March 7, 1944
December 4, 1974
CLASS OF 1962
|MARCIA "HEMPHILL" PORTER
CLASS OF 1952
Funeral services for Marcia Hemphill Porter, 80, of Gainesville, Texas will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, July 9
2015 at Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Gainesville, Texas with Reverend Bill Black officiating assisted by
Reverend Sam Porter. A family visitation will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the
Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Marcia passed away July 6, 2015 in Gainesville, Texas. She was born May 17, 1935 on Wolf Ridge to Thomas
Henry Hemphill and Annabelle Tyler Hemphill. Her Grandparents were Henry Addison Hemphill and Emma
DeWitt Hemphill, Charles Vincent Tyler and Annie Jarrell Tyler.
She was a graduate of Gainesville High School, NCTC and UNT.
She married her high school sweetheart Hugh Porter on Christmas Eve 1952. She worked in the purchasing
dept. at National Supply for 18 years. She served on the Board of Directors of NASCOGA Credit Union for
She was baptized in November 1957 at Grand Ave. Baptist Church. She taught first and second grade
Sunday School for 35 years. She was also an Extra class ham radio operator. She enjoyed talking on the
radio, reading and writing and volunteering at TYC.
Marcia is survived by her husband Hugh Porter of the home, son Paul Porter of Farmers Branch, son’s and
daughter’s in law David and Kelly Porter of Gainesville, Les and Brenda Porter of Denton, adopted son and
daughter in law Joe and Madonna Hemphill of Montgomery, Texas. Granddaughters Denise Hannesschalager
of Fairfax, VA, Sarita Porter Cleveland of Gainesville, TX, Brittney Skelton of Denver, CO and Ally Porter
(Asaff) of Denton, TX and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by many friends and extended
Marcia was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grand Ave. Baptist Church, VISTO or ABBA.
|NELLWYN "NELL" MOONEY HESS
October 22, 1940-December 02, 2015
Services for Nellwyn Mooney Hess, 75, are set for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father
Phil Petta and Reverend Mark Loewen.
Mrs. Hess died Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Nell was born October 22, 1940 in Decatur to H.M. and Mary Jo Hopson Mooney. On December 1, 1979, she
married Henry Hess, Jr.
Nell Hess was an elementary teacher for Gainesville ISD at Franklin and Lindsay Elementary Schools for
many years. She loved teaching her students and sharing her love of reading and storytelling. In
retirement, Nell was a regular at the Stanford House in Gainesville where she enjoyed the company of her
friends. She also enjoyed going to the Whitesboro dances. Nell loved to watch her grandsons’ sporting
events, and she went to many basketball games.
Survivors include daughters Jennifer Johnson-Spence of Lindsay, Texas, Monica and husband Michael
Parkhill of Lindsay, Texas; grandsons Madison Parkhill and Merrick Parkhill of Lindsay, Texas; siblings and
their respective spouses Dudley Mooney, Laura Brewer, Mary Hubbard, Mart and Linda Mooney, Dana and
Jimmie Williams, Molly and Glenn Crawshaw; numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-
Nell was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; parents; siblings Michael Mooney, Tim Mooney, and
Virginia Ann Henry.
Visitation will be Sunday at the George J. Carroll Funeral Home of Gainesville from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cooke County Library, 200 S. Weaver St., Gainesville, TX 76240.
June 19, 1945
February 01, 2016
CLASS OF 1963
October 22, 1940
December 02, 2015
December 28, 1961
March 14, 1988
CLASS OF 1980
January 5, 1983
CLASS OF 1966
CLASS OF 1963
Graveside services for Robert Paul Henley, Jr., 70, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday,
February 5, 2016 at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Mark Loewen officiating. The family will receive friends
from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Henley passed away February 1, 2016 in Gainesville.
Bob was born June 19, 1945 in Great Bend, KS to Robert Paul Henley, Sr. and Oleta Ruth (Daurity) Henley.
His father was a civil engineer and repaired and rebuilt airplanes there and in England during the war. He
died when Bob was only 12. His mother was the owner of The Fashion Shop of Gainesville.
“Bob” as he was more commonly known, was an avid reader, loved racing as a young man, and held a BS
realized he would have to move the family to another state as he had had 2 previous degrees in that
college. He wanted to remain close to his roots.
Bob was also known at General Dynamics and later for Lockheed Martin, for his amazing knowledge and
creativity with mechanical problems. Previous to these accomplishments, he worked for Euless High School
as an Industrial Arts Instructor for 3 years. When the family moved home to Gainesville Bob worked at
Sanders Church Furniture, as he was also talented in woodworking, before joining National Supply as a tool
designer. Bob always kept a notepad by his bed so as to take notes if he woke up during the night with ideas.
Bob had 3 children: Rob, Jon and Kathleen Henley Muller and 7 grandchildren; Kate, Lauren, Garrett, Ava,
John Jr. and Kenley. Bob will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to a Gainesville organization of your
|JERRY LEE HEADRICK
June 27, 1949
August 04, 2017
CLASS OF 1967
|JERRY LEE HEADRICK
June 27, 1949 - August 04, 2017
CLASS OF 1967
U.S. VeteranFuneral services for Jerry Lee Headrick, 68, of Gainesville, are set for 10:00 AM
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Oak
Grove cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at
Jerry was born on June 27, 1949 in Gainesville to Lester O'Dell Headrick and Fannie Mae (Skeans)
Headrick. He passed away on August 4, 2017 in Dallas after a long, hard battle with cancer, he went
to be with our Lord and Savior.
Jerry graduated Gainesville High School in 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS
Oriskany during Vietnam. Following his service time, he married Rhonda Logue and the journey
continued for 45 years. Jerry worked for Tom Thumb. He started as a sack boy in December 1972
and worked his way up to Store Director in 1977 until April 2008. He took pride in his hometown
store, and was known by many as "Mr. Tom Thumb". Over 35 years at the store, he had the option
of transferring many times, but wanted to raise his children in his hometown.He devoted himself to
making that store "family" for all that worked there or shopped there. He prided himself as a
mentor, and was always there for anyone in need.
Jerry loved music, especially playing guitar and singing with his children at various churches,
nursing homes, and community activities. He had a strong sense of civic duty and tirelessly devoted
time to the Lions Club, Cooke County Fair Board, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, NCTC
Board of Regents, and was a die-hard supporter of United Way. In his time off, he enjoyed playing
his guitar, spending time with his horses and his family, especially his grandchildren, being the most
Jerry is survived by his wife Rhonda of Gainesville; daughter Laura Wooley and her husband Stewart
of Whitesboro; daughter Mandy Ford and her husband Kyle of Whitesboro; daughter Lacy Allen of
Ardmore, OK; daughter-in-law Cassie James of Whitesboro; brother Lester Headrick and his wife
Carole of Midland; sister Nora Lee and her husband Lyndon of Denton; sister Joan Monahan of Tyler;
numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; but most importantly, his beloved grandchildren Colt
Wooley, Casey Wooley, Taylor Headrick, Bridger Ford, Sydney Headrick, and Delaney Ford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved son Andrew Aaron Headrick; sister Helen
Clark; sister Mary Simmons, sister Sue Wiley, and sister Dorothy Jean Headrick.
Pallbearers will be Stewart Wooley, Kyle Ford, Colt Wooley, Casey Wooley, Chuck Lee, and Mark
Wiley. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Skeans, Mugg Pawless, Vince Pawless, Bridger Ford and
CLASS OF 1957
|NORA "HEADRICK" LEE
November 09, 1936
April 11, 2018
CLASS OF 1954
|November 09, 1936 - April 11, 2018
CLASS OF 1954
Nora Headrick Lee was born November 9, 1936 in Gainesville, Texas to Fannie Skeans Headrick and Lester O’Dell Headrick. She is
survived by her husband, Lyndon Lee of Denton, son Chuck Lee and his wife Gail of Carrollton, son Dennis Lee of Irving, daughter
Lisa Lee of Denton, brother Lester Headrick and his wife Carole Headrick of Midland, sister Joan Monahan of Tyler, sister-in-law
Rhonda Headrick and sister-in-law Tena Lee, both of Gainesville, Texas, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She
was preceded in death by her parents, sister Helen Clark, sister Mary Simmons, sister Sue Wiley, brother Jerry Headrick, and
sister Dorothy Jean Headrick. Nora passed away on April 11, 2018 in Denton of natural causes. She went to be with our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
Nora graduated from Gainesville High School in 1954 and attended Gainesville Junior College where she studied nursing. She
worked as a nurse at Gainesville Memorial Hospital. Additionally, she studied Cosmetology at Flatts Beauty College.
Nora met and married Charles Lyndon Lee on June 15, 1957 in Gainesville Texas. After their marriage, they lived in Peoria,
Illinois where their son Chuck was born on June 8, 1959. Years later, they moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where their son
Dennis was born on September 3, 1963. Eighteen months later, they moved to North Richland Hills, Texas where Lisa was born on
April 22, 1967. Shortly thereafter, the family was transferred to Washington, DC for a period of two years before returning to
Dallas where they remained for twenty-seven years.
Nora was honored by President George W. Bush for volunteering 4000 + hours in service to the Special Citizens of Cooke County
through her work with Buried Treasure of Gainesville, co-directed by her husband Lyndon.
She helped to obtain a historical marker for Oak Grove Cemetery, located in Gainesville, in 2005.
Nora loved all things butterflies! This was one of her favorite quotes by author Charles Colson: “The butterfly is nature’s most
visible illustration of rebirth. Once drab and earthbound as a caterpillar, the butterfly emerges from its cocoon in beautifully
radiant colors, soaring upward into the sky. Free –BORN AGAIN—just as each of us can be when we are, through Christ, born
again in the Spirit.”
A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Lee’s life is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home, Gainesville, with Rev. David Whittington officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to any of the following: Cooke County Association for
Special Citizens, 203 Daniel Ct, Collinsville, TX 76233 --- Children’s Home of Lubbock, Texas --- or Children’s Home of Monroe,
|SHARON KAY "HESS"
June 15, 1947
December 12, 2018
CLASS OF 1965
|SHARON KAY "HESS" PARSONS
June 15, 1947 - December 12, 2018
CLASS OF 1965
Sharon Kay Hess Parsons, 71, of Gainesville, passed away December 12, 2018 in Carrollton.
Ms. Hess was born June 15, 1947 in Wichita Falls to Harrison Eugene and Billie Hess. She graduated from Gainesville
High School in 1965. She married Robert Lee Parsons on October 14, 1967 in Gainesville. She worked for Muenster
and Gainesville schools for several years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, dancing, music, movies, and collecting.
Survivors include: son Kevin Parsons and wife Shonna of Whitesboro; son Jeff Parsons of Whitesboro; son Matt
Parsons and wife Terria of Callisburg; daughter Kimberly York and husband Samuel of Wichita Falls; ten grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Ms. Hess was preceded in death by: parents Harrison and Billie Hess; husband Robert Parsons; son Colby Parsons; and
grandson Jonathan Parsons.
Burial at Fairview Cemetery was under the care of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service is to be
scheduled for a later date.