January 3, 1929
March 24, 2010
August 31, 2008
March 25, 1961
December 14, 2010

WOODBINE — Funeral services for Willie Ray Holt, 83, of Woodbine are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19,
2011 at Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr. Ben Willingham, pastor of Callisburg Church of Christ,
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be this evening, Feb. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Holt died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at his residence.

Willie Ray Holt was born Feb. 3, 1928 to Edna and Clyde Holt in Gainesville. Except for time in the service, he
lived his entire life in Cooke County. Willie graduated from Gainesville High School in 1945. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy, serving in China. Willie married Gertrude Beaver of the Rock Creek community on July 27,
1950. Of this marriage, four children were born. Mr. Holt was a member of the Callisburg Church of Christ. In
Willie’s life he worked on the railroad, had a dairy in Walnut Bend and stocked cattle at the Holt Cattle

Survivors of Willie Ray Holt include his wife of over sixty years, Gertrude Holt of Woodbine; children and
their spouses, Daryl Holt of Woodbine, Danny and Connie Holt of Woodbine, Dianne and Craig Hough of
Callisburg and Donald and Heather Holt of Lake Kiowa; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to Cooke County Home Hospice, P.O. Box 936, Gainesville, TX 76241.

Memorial services for Diane Holley, 49, of Gainesville, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at the
Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hubert Wright officiating. Services are under the direction
of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening, Dec. 15, 2010 at the funeral home.

Diane was born on March 25, 1961 in Gainesville to Carroll Ray and Frankie Evans Holley. She passed away
Dec. 14, 2010 at her residence.

She is survived by her husband, Jon Price of Gainesville; daughter, Erin Owen of Arlington; grandchildren,
Nathan Owen, Claire Owen and Sydney Owen; mother, Frankie Holley of Gainesville and brother and
sister-in-law, Randy and Sheryl Holley of Whitesboro.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carroll Ray Holley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Foundation, c/o First Baptist Church in Gainesville.

DALLAS — Services for Gregory W. Holt, 41, of Dallas are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Whaley United
Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Jim Goodwin. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction
of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Holt died Aug. 31, 2008 in Dallas.

He was born July 3, 1967 in Denton to Jackie D. and Peggy Wilson Holt.

He was a 1985 graduate of Gainesville High School and earned a BBA degree in 1989 from Oklahoma
University. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the university. He was employed in medical
sales and was a member of Whaley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Jackie and Peggy Holt of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Tami
Holt and their children, Katharine, Emily and Austin, all of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law, Russel and
Maureen Holt and their children, Tyler and Ashley Holt, all of Houston; uncle and aunt, Darwin and Saundra
Holt of Birmingham, Ala., five cousins, three nieces and two nephews.

Visitation is planned for 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 2304 Mesquite Circle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Whaley United Methodist Church building fund.

DENTON — Betty Jean Holland, 81, of Denton and formerly of Gainesville, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010
at her residence.
Graveside services for Mrs. Holland will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery with
Dr. Larry Reynolds officiating. Services are under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Betty Jean Holland was born Jan. 3, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant to Warren T. and Corrie (Blackard) Barrow. She
taught school in Gainesville, Forestburg and Muenster for over 30 years before retiring. She was a member
of Temple Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Janice Holland of Argyle and Monty and Lynn
Holland of Garland; sisters, Mary Ann Miller of San Diego, Calif. and Carolyn Ramirez of Austin; brother,
George Barrow of North Carolina; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Geraldine Cain and a brother, Jack Barrow.
January 28, 1963
June 27, 2004

Roger Ray Hill, 45, resident of Waxahachie, passed away Saturday, February 9,
2013 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

He was born in Gainesville, March 7, 1967, the son of Billy Ray and Maggie Lee Hill.
Roger attended Gainesville High School where he played football proudly as a
Gainesville Leopard and received his high school diploma, and acquired his
Associates degree from Hill College. Roger was not currently married, but had
been twice in the past.

He spent his working career in Dallas as an employee for Barco, Inc. in their Media
and Entertainment Division where he was able to fulfill his love for technology and
traveling, as his career required for him to be involved with both. He was a
motorcycle enthusiast and spent his free time on his Custom Softail
Harley-Davidson. He had a passion for rebuilding and maintaining what he called
his, "project cars" and sought out each project from start to finish. He loved to be
outdoors, especially if it meant socializing with friends and members of his
neighborhood whom he considered family, riding his four-wheeler and
motorcycle, or shooting the guns from his collection that he adored. He loved to
volunteer at The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, where he was a camera operator for
their Media Team. He also enjoyed doing toy runs for charity on his Harley.

He was a decorated soldier during his service in the United States Army. He
fought in the Gulf War and spent a respectable portion of his life fighting for our
freedom. His Army career was a positive impact on his life and helped mold him
into a great father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend. A Veteran Angel has
been called home.

He is survived by his mother Maggie Lee Hill; one brother and two sisters; Jesse
Hill, husband of Sharmaine Hill; Billie Fennel, wife of M.A. Fennel; and Margaret
Willoughby, wife of Michael Willoughby. He is now watching over four beautiful
daughters and their families; Hannah Hill; Amanda Chapman, wife of Joseph
Chapman; Laura "Rachel" Boyd, wife of Kurt Boyd; and Evelyn Isch, wife of Matt
Isch; He was a wonderful "Poppy" and "Pop Pop" to Jace Chapman; Kannon and
Harper Boyd; and Caitlyn, Madeline, and Charlie Isch. He had many loved ones
including, but not limited to, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Billy Ray; and his aunt, Faye Welch.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville. His funeral service will start one hour
later, at 2:00 PM, at the before mentioned funeral home. Burial will follow
immediately after at the Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta, Oklahoma, where he will
be laid to rest with his father, Billy Ray.

He lived a short but fulfilling life, and his memory will live on forever.
March 7, 1967
February 9, 2013
August 8, 1934
December 25, 1958
March 7, 1936
January 31, 2003
SHIRLEE "HICKMAN" AILEY  1936-January 31, 2003

MS. "HICKMAN" AILEY was born on March 7, 1936 and passed away on Friday, January 31, 2003. She
continued to teach in the Cooke County Special Ed Co-op until her death.
July 11, 1909
October 27, 2001
March 26, 1955
October 24, 2014
KENNETH MICHAEL HOMER (March 26, 1955 - October 24, 2014)

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday October 29,2014 at 10 a.m. with visitation at 9:00 a.m. at Geo.
J. Carroll and Son funeral home in Gainesville, Texas with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating and Bill king
euolgist. there will be no graveside services.

Mike blessed Jim and Joann Heizer Homer on March 26, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas being born in the
Gainesville Sanitorium

Mike loved baseball, band, playing saxophone, deer hunting with his family every Thanksgiving and sharing
his witty humor with all of those around him. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow achieved Eagle
Scout in 1970, Troup 665. He was also a Standard Bearer in the order of DeMolay. In High School he was an
exceptional baseball player on the Gainesville Leopards where he placed on the 3A-6 All District baseball
team as a center fielder and relief pitcher. In August 1973 Mike placed in tryouts with the Texas Ranger's
Minor league system. In may of 1973 he was awarded Drum Major Scholarship for the UT Arlington Maverick
Marching Band. He won Best Drum Major at the Thunderhawk school for Drum Majors in Norman, Oklahoma.
Mike was instrumental in the ' new " design of the band uniforms for the GHS Marching Redcoat Band
designing his own Drum Major uniform his self. He perfected the goose-step entrance. dragging his plume in
the dirt as he broke through the front ranks of the band. Playing saxophone was a passion for Mike and he
played mostly by ear learning songs by listening to albums and composed songs on his own.

Mike was a radio DJ at KGAF for a time before becoming a police officer for the Gainesville Police
Department, later going to the Denton Police Department. After leaving the profession he became a Storm
Trouper for Insurance Adjusting working throughout the United States. he became a truck driver for
Schneider Trucking and enjoyed seeing places he would not otherwise have had the opportunity. After
serious thought, Mike decided he again wanted to help people as he did being a peace officer so he decided
to become a nurse, a profession he dearly loved. Mike was forced into early retirement due to his illness of
Multiple Myeloma, later developing into Myelofibrosis. He endured his illness for Ten before leaving this
earthly plane to be with Our Heavenly Father.

Survivors include his daughter and son in law Shauna and chad Ressler of Southmayd, Texas
granddaughters Kylie Hicks- Ressler. Halie Hicks - Ressler and Qyra Ressler all of Southmayd. Sister and
brother in law Ann and Keith Porter of Gainesville and their three sons and one niece in law, sister Lynn
homer and fiancee' Michael Henry Lewis of Muenster, Tx, several aunts, uncles best friends Bill King of
Sanger, Tx, Roger Christian of Dallas, Tx and Sherry Kee- Lawson of Corinth, Tx.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Walter and Jewel homer, Bertha Mae and
Theodore Collard and Woodrow Heizer. You may sign the on line registry at
August 27, 1952
May 13, 2015
JAMES HORNER (August 27, 1952 - May 13, 2015)

Funeral Services for Lindsay resident, James R. Horner,
62, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 18th at Temple
Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Chennault officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lindsay.
Ronnie Horner, Jr., Johnny Beauten, Johnny Hamm,
Jason Hermes, Javier Martinez, James Mathews, Clint
Britain and Ernie Everett will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary bearers will be Wess Nortman and Jo Dane
Clark. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:00
p.m. at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mr. Horner
passed away Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015 in Tyler,

James was born August 27, 1952 in Gainesville, Texas to
Jack and Dorothy (Lillard) Horner. He married Diane
Hamm October 24, 1975 in North Carolina. James served
in the US Marines. He was stationed at Quantico, Virginia
and was the first Crew Chief for Marine One during the
Nixon era. He was employed as an oilfield crane operator
for Rowan Drilling.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Horner of
Collinsville; wife, Diane Horner of Lindsay;
granddaughters, Ava Horner and Jaclyn Horner; brother,
Ronald Horner of Burns City; sisters, Rita Odom of Burns
City, Debbie Hermes of Gainesville and Jana Horner of
Burns City; cousin, Randy Owens of Myra, aunt, Mary
Evans and husband, Waymon of Sherman, cousin, Shirley
Ann Martindale and husband, Eddie of Gainesville and
Diane's sister, Kathy Wyatt and husband, Gale of
Whitesboro. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack
Horner; son, Christopher Shane Horner; brother, Billy
Jack Horner; sister-in-law, Betty Hamm and
brother-in-law, Archie Hamm.
October 30, 1941
October 14, 2004
February 19, 1958
November 18, 2005
DOB pending
December 20, 2010
October 28, 1932
July 8, 2000
February 3, 1928
February 16, 2011

Birth:         October 30, 1941
Death:       October 14, 2004
Fannin County
Texas, USA

Family links:
William Hibbard (1915 - 1995)
Elizabeth Maxine Breitholtz Hibbard (1916 - 1959)

Fairview Cemetery
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Plot: Division L
June 24, 1955
June 12, 2016
PAL HILDEBRAND (June 24, 1955-June 12, 2016)

Funeral services for Pal Bentley Hildebrand, 60, of Gainesville, were
scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at First United
Methodist Church with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Interment
followed at Fairview Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:
00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home.

Mr. Hildebrand passed away June 12, 2016 in Gainesville.

Pal was born June 24, 1955 in Gainesville to Charlie Thomas and
Palma Gene (Purgason) Hildebrand. He graduated from Gainesville
High School in 1973 and was a member of First United Methodist
Church, where he sung in the choir. Pal also sung in quartets with
mother, father, and brother. He was employed for 17 years with
Gulf Oil Company and was most recently a self-employed carpenter.

Survivors include: parents Charlie and Palma Hildebrand of
Gainesville; daughters: Misty Dawn Wolfe of Gainesville and Krysta
Paige Hildebrand of Bowie, and their mother Kenna Hildebrand;
brother Kent Hildebrand and wife Linda of Chouteau, OK; and four
grandchildren: Lexie, Braylon, Brynlee, and Carter Grace.

Serving as pallbearers were: Danny Turbeville, Mike Wigington, R.D.
Purgason, Ken Purgason, Marty Grissom, and Carl Clark.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist
Church – Gainesville, TX or Home Hospice of Cooke County.
November 27, 1950
October 07, 2016

A memorial service for Homer Lester Holliday, Jr., 65, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the funeral home.

Mr. Holliday passed away on October 7, 2016 in Gainesville.

Homer was born November 27, 1950 in Gainesville to Homer Lester and Magie May (Loune) Holliday, Sr.
He worked at Linda Joe Shoe factory and recently retired from the North Central Texas College
Maintenance Department following over thirty years of employment.

Survivors include: brother H.B. Holliday of Midland; brother Tommy Holliday of Gainesville; brother Robert
W. Hunt of Porterville, UT; brother Red Hunt of Odessa; brother Earl Hunt of Odessa; and sister Bobby
Gaye Mulkey.  Mr. Holliday was preceded in death by: his parents; brother Harvey Mulkey; brother Donald
Mulkey; and sister Louis Hunt.  Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Dale Alexander, David Bells, Gary
Sorrells, Val Johnson, Jack Colt, and John Kidd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the NCTC Foundation.
December 06, 1945
June 05, 2016
BARBARA JO "HOLT" BALTHROP (December 06, 1945-June 05, 2016)

Funeral services for Barbara Jo Balthrop, 70, of Gainesville, were held at 3:00 PM Friday June 10, 2016 at
the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Ramsey officiating. Burial followed in the
Rosston Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A visitation was held at the
funeral home Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Barbara was born on December 6, 1945 to Gertrude and Lonnie Holt. She passed away on June 5, 2016.
She married W. Dwaine Balthrop on January 26, 1964.

She is survived by her sister Alice Scott; sister-in-law Charlene Holt; daughter Nancy Rogers; son Bobby
Balthrop and his wife Suzie; daughter Betty Brumme and her husband Robert; 8 granchildren; 4
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother Bill Holt; brother Wallace Holt; and sister
Wanda Scott.
January 29, 1926
March 19, 2017
January 29, 1926 - March 19, 2017

Mildred Frances Gault passed away Sunday, March 19. 2017, at the age of 91 years old in Spring, Texas. She was the
oldest of three girls, born in Gainesville on January 29, 1926, to Emory and Enod Horn. She worked at Cunningham
studios and graduated from Gainesville High school in 1943.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William (Bill) Gault, Jr. of Gainesville, and parents,
Emory and Enod (Grundy) Horn. She is survived by her two daughters, Sherry Gault of Spring and Pam Armand and
husband, Jerry, of Conroe; grandchildren Jay Armand and wife, Haley, and Michele Chrisner and husband Brian; two
sisters, Wynelle Martin of Saginaw, TX, and Norma Parsons of Newport News, VA., plus great-grandchildren Katie,
Garrett, Easton, Ava and Rylee, plus numerous nieces and nephews, one aunt and uncle.

Mildred and Bill were married at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville on January 27, 1948. He was employed by
Halliburton, which took them to Jacksboro, Venezuela, Graham, Wichita Falls, and finally settling in Abilene. Mildred
worked at Wichita Falls General Hospital until they moved to Abilene. They joined Elmwood Methodist Church where
they made many lifelong friends over the years. Mildred served many years as a Sunday school teacher, UMW, as
well as other ministries within the church. She was a member of the Abilene Garden Club and for many residents of
Abilene, a welcomed visitor as she delivered Meals on Wheels to them for 25 years, along with visiting Sears
Methodist Home. Before meeting Bill, she volunteered in the USO in Gainesville. Together, Bill and Mildred enjoyed
fishing and traveling, as well as gatherings with family and friends.

Services will be held at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville, TX, Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 2:00 pm. Burial will be
immediately following at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elmwood West UMC,
1302 S. Pioneer, Abilene, TX 79605.

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September 11, 1927
April 26, 2017
September 11, 1927 - April 26, 2017

Ima Jean Inez Holley Smith was born on September 11, 1927 to Ray and Teresa Holley in Gainesville,
Texas. She passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017 at the age of 89. Ima Jean worked on the family
farm south of Gainesville and graduated from GHS in 1946. She moved to Ft. Worth, Texas and worked
at J.C. Penney until the love of her life, Paul E.(Eddie) Smith, returned from the war and persuaded
her to move back to Gainesville and marry him. They wed on July 3, 1948. Sixty-eight years together
followed. During those years they raised two children, Nancy and Warren.

Ima Jean was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She loved to cook and sew. She was one of the
best seamstresses in Gainesville. She made garments for others, as well as her family. Her pies were
the first to go at church bizarres and dinners. Ima Jean and her sisters made candy each Christmas
and everyone around wanted to share the results. Her peanut brittle was legendary. She could sell
over 100 pounds each year.

Ima Jean loved being outdoors as well. She loved working in her yard. She helped her father-in-law
maintain a blackberry farm and sold their crops each year. She and Eddie raised a 10 acre garden, and
she picked and canned what they grew.

Over the years, Ima Jean worked at O'Brien's Hardware, The Fabric House, and Bomber Bait. She also
volunteered at the hospital in the gift shop for many years after she retired. She was a hard worker, a
great people-person, and made everyone around her feel special.

Ima Jean joined Whaley UMC when she and Eddie married. She was a faithful and very active member
until her recent decline in health kept her from attending. She loved her church and each of its

Ima Jean is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Eddie Smith, her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy & Steve Brammer,
and her son Warren Smith. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Matt
Brammer and sons, Gavin and Garrison, Beth and Jared Robinson and their children, Blakely and
Smith. She leaves behind one brother, Dwight Holley and his wife Helen. She will be greatly missed by
many nieces and nephews, as well.

A memorial service for Mrs. Smith will be held at Whaley United Methodist Church on Friday, April 28,
at 10:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Life reception at Whaley UMC fellowship hall. A private
graveside for immediate family at Fairview Cemetery will precede the memorial service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial gift in honor of Ima Jean can do so to Whaley
United Methodist Church.
August 2017
June 4,  2017
DECEMBER 15, 2009
August 22, 1932
June 12, 2018
August 22, 1932 - June 12, 2018

Nova Jean Cope, 85, of Sherman, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior
on June 12, 2018.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, June 16, 2018 at Dannel Funeral
Home, 302 S. Walnut St. Sherman, Texas.
A private burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Mountain Springs,
Nova Jean Cope was born in Valley View, Texas to Georgia Mae and John
Buck Hillis on August 22, 1932.
She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1951 and married the love of
her life, Kenneth Leon Cope, the day after graduating, on June 1, 1951.
They moved to Sherman in 1955 and raised their 3 children Sherrye Lou Cope
Rodgers, Bradley Kenneth Cope and Pamela Jean Cope Cooney.
Nova was a successful businesswoman in Sherman for over 40 years.
She opened High Fashions, a women's clothing store, in 1964 and dressed
many women in the Sherman/Denison area.
She also owned The Tree House Children's Store and Nova's Boutique in
Kelly Square.
After closing Nova's Boutique, she had a booth selling antiques at Touch of
Class Antique Mall.
She was a born sales person.
She loved meeting new people and had a passion for her work.
She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and involved in many
community organizations.
Nova Jean leaves behind her beloved husband Kenneth Leon Cope.
Daughters, Sherrye Rodgers and her husband Donald of Garland, Pam Cooney
and husband Greg of Richardson, son, Bradley Cope of Phoenix, Arizona.
Seven grandchildren, Monica Ferman Waters, Valerie Ferman, Erin Ferman,
Kenley Cooney Larkin, Katy Cooney,Charlie Cooney and Kristopher Cope.
Six great grandchildren, Molly and Blake Waters, Tristan and Trevor
Churchwell, Grace Ferman and Grayson Larkin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
The family of Nova would like to thank the nurses of Encompass Hospice and
caregivers at Cottonwood Creek Assisted Living for their loving kindness in
caring for their mother/grandmother.
July 12, 1941
May 30, 2018

Mass of Christian burial for Mary Jo Howard Ray, 76, of Gainesville, is set for 10:00 AM Monday, June 4, 2018 at St
Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home. A rosary with visitation to follow will be held at the funeral home at 6:00 PM Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Mrs. Ray died on May 30, 2018 at the Pecan Tree Nursing Home.

She was born on July 12, 1941 in Gainesville to J.W. Howard and Kathleen Cullen Howard. She was employed at
Winstar for 13 years before having to leave her job due to health.

Survivors include her son Mike Kubis and his wife CoyLynn of Gainesville; grandson Nicholas Kubis and fiance'
Lindsey Uselton of Gainesville; grandson Trevor Kubis of Gainesville; brother Robert C. Howard of Overland, KS.;
sister Patricia A. Grimshaw and her husband George of California City, CA.; and several nieces, nephews, great-
nieces, and great-nephews.​

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister-in-law Barbara Howard.
December 22, 1921
May 1, 2019
December 22, 1921-May 1, 2019

Dorothy  Patriel (Hogan) Ward passed from this world on the evening of May 1, 2019 at the age of 97.  Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of Meador     Funeral Home, 1204 E. California St, Gainesville, TX  76240.  Funeral
services  will be held on May 10, 2019, at  2:00 o’clock  at  Meador Funeral Home and    officiated by Rev. Scott Ward
(Grandson). Dorothy was born in Pilot Point, Texas  on December 22, 1921 to Cas Edgar Hogan and Cleo Katherine (Lollar)
Hogan. Her family settled in Gainesville, Texas on Truelove Street.  She attended    Gainesville High School and played girls
basketball. After graduating from High  School she continued to live and work in Gainesville, Texas.  She met the love of  her
life, William (Bill) Nicholas Ward, on January 11, 1943, when he traveled  across the Red River on a weekend pass from
Army Camp House, Oklahoma City. After a 15 month, long distance court-ship, “Bill” proposed. Dorothy traveled by train to
Baltimore, Maryland to marry.  First Stop,  Fort George G Meade where her “Bill” was now stationed while serving in the
United States Army. They were  married on June 24, 1944, at Mount Vernon Place  Methodist  Church at the Washington
Monument in Baltimore, Maryland. After World War II their life together took them many places for work ultimately
landing them in Dallas, Texas in 1960.   Dorothy lost her beloved husband in 1962 to his untimely death leaving her to  raise
and support her two young  boys.  She worked long hours, six days a week  for many years in the Dry Cleaning and Laundry
business until her retirement in  1987. During her retirement years she began to read more and especially loved  
biographies and old classics.  She was the best role model a boy could have. She taught us about responsibility, hard work,
honesty, money management but most of   all, manners. Yes sir, no sir, yes ma’am, no ma’am, please and thank you and
that your handshake is your word, your promise and  your signature was your integrity.  She is preceded in death by her
parents, Cas and Cleo Hogan (Gainesville, TX),   her husband William Nich-olas “Bill” Ward, her oldest Son, William Robert
“Bob”  Ward and Grandson, Mike Ward. She is survived by her son Craig (Deanna) Ward,  Logan UT, her daughter-in-law  
Kaye  Ward,  Mesa,  AZ, 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great
June 18, 1937
January 31, 2019
June 18, 1937 - January 31, 2019

Funeral services for Jackie D. Holt, 81, of Gainesville are scheduled for 10 am on Saturday,
February 2nd at Whaley United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Interment
will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 7
pm on Friday, February 1st, at George Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mr. Holt passed away
January 31, 2019 in Denton.


Jackie was born on June 18, 1937 in Olney, Texas to Harold and Pauline Holt. He moved to
Gainesville in the 8th grade from Henrietta, Texas and began to immediately make a name for
himself in athletics. During his high school years, he was dubbed “Jittery Jackie” and set many
athletic records at Gainesville High School, some of which have yet to be surpassed. Jackie
was highly recruited by major universities. He chose to play football under Bud Wilkerson at
the University of Oklahoma when the Sooners went to the Orange Bowl for three consecutive
seasons and set a record of 47 straight games without a loss. Following college, Jackie
coached several high school football teams including Denton High School from 1962 to 1965.
He then affiliated with Aetna Life and Casualty before returning to Gainesville to open Holt
Sporting Goods and eventually become a real estate broker. Jackie was an avid outdoorsman
who loved golf, fishing, hunting and camping. His greatest joy in life was spending time with
family and friends.


Jackie is survived by his wife of 60 years Peggy Wilson Holt of Gainesville; son Jeffrey Holt and
wife Tami of Dallas; son Russel Holt and wife Maureen of Houston; Grandchildren Katharine
Holt, Emily Holt Ashmun and husband Stuart, Austin Holt, Tyler Holt, and Ashley Holt. He is
also survived by his brother Darwin Holt and wife Saundra of Birmingham Alabama. He was
preceded in death by his son Gregory Holt, his parents Harold and Pauline Holt, and his mother
and father-in-law Roy P. and Dollie Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Whaley United Methodist
Church or
June 21, 1938
January 28, 2019
June 21, 1938-January 28, 2019

George Pete (Dutchie) Horn, the only son of Pete and Helen Horn passed from this
life on January 28, 2019 at the Renaissance Care Center, where he was loved by all
the nurses and nurses aides that took care of him.  He was born on  June 21, 1938 in
Gainesville Texas and attended Gainesville High School. He married Shirley Ann
Browning on June 2, 1957. He graduated from the college of Mortuary science in
1961 and worked as a mortician and ambulance driver for George J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home until May of 1975 when he bought Aughtry's Flowers and ran the
flower shop with Shirley until retirement. After Shirley's passing in 1999, Dutchie
married Carolyn Sue Dishman in 2001 and shared a home with her until his passing.

Dutchie was elected school board member for Gainesville School board several
times and he was a member of the Gainesville Optimist Club and Whaley United
Methodist Church.

Dutchie rode motorcycles as a hobby and had a wood shop and could build or fix
anything. He treated everyone he ever met all the same no matter their station in
life and never met an enemy.

Dutchie is preceded in death by Shirley Horn, Pete and Helen Horn, as well as many
of his brother and sister in-laws he counted as family, and his beloved dog Molly.

He is survived by Sue Dishman of Lindsay, his daughter's Pam Horn Russell of
Gainesville and Debbie and Andre Olivas of Big Spring, Texas.  His granddaughter,
Holli Russell of Callisburg, his grandson, Pete Russell and C.J. Cantrell of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma and his great-grandson Lance Perry of Callisburg, along with many
nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers are: Darryl Russell, D.J. Cantrell, Lance Perry, Pete Russell,
Bryce Medelline, Matthew Poe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke, Grayson, and
Fannin Counties.
November 12, 1950
December 24, 2018
Class of 1968
November 12, 1950-December 24, 2018
Class of 1968

Rev. Dr. David Thomas Howeth died in his home in Wylie, TX, on December 24, 2018. David was born on November 12, 1950, in Gainesville, TX, to Donald Marshall
Howeth and Bennie Jo (Turner) Howeth. He was raised in Gainesville and Orange County, CA, graduating from Gainesville High School in 1968. After high school,
David attend Baylor University in Waco, TX, where he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Arts degree in Biology. After graduation he worked
for Upjohn Company as a pharmaceutical representative in Austin, TX, before returning to Gainesville to join his father in the family business, Howeth Title and
Abstract Company. During his time in Gainesville, David was active in the Rotary Club, serving as President, served on the Cooke County College (now North Central
Texas College) Board of Trustees and worked with the music and youth ministries at Whaley United Methodist Church.

After several years of working at Howeth Title and Abstract, David received a call to the ministry. He was ordained by the United Methodist Church as a Deacon in
1989 and as an Elder in 1992. He dedicated the remainder of his life to serving several churches and communities in the North Texas Conference of the United
Methodist Church. He first served as an Associate Pastor and Youth Minister at Spring Valley United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX, and subsequently served as
Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Sachse, TX; First United Methodist Church, The Colony, TX; First United Methodist Church, Nocona, TX; Greenland Hills
United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX; Buckingham United Methodist Church, Garland, TX; Schreiber Memorial United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX; and First United
Methodist Church, Howe, TX. David retired in 2015. During his many years of service to the United Methodist Church, David performed countless weddings,
baptisms, and funerals for the families in his congregations, and felt honored to be included in these special moments. He also loved working with the North Texas
Conference’s youth camps at Bridgeport, TX, and served as a leader for numerous Walks to Emmaus and Chrysalis Flights.

David was a talented musician and thespian, performing in productions at Gainesville High School, Cooke County College, and with the Butterfield Stage Players,
where he was involved in the early development of Gainesville’s community theater, as well as numerous productions at the churches he served. David was a
popular performer at civic and church events as both a vocalist and instrumentalist. His tenor voice and talent for the drums were well known and appreciated
throughout the North Texas area.

David valued education, and was proud of the degrees he had completed and the schools he attended. In addition to his degrees from Baylor University, David had
a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and a
Doctor of Ministry from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.

David is survived by his children Stephanie Howeth Moore and husband Michael of Trophy Club, TX, and Matthew Howeth and wife Monica of Austin, TX;
grandchildren Henry and Clara Moore and Harrison and Carolina Howeth; father Don Howeth of Lake Kiowa, TX; sister Donna Howeth Foster and husband Donnie of
Pilot Point, TX; nephews and nieces Jeff Briggs and wife LeAnn of Ardmore, OK, Brent Briggs and wife Chelsea of Pasadena, CA, Stacie Foster David and husband,
Jeremy of Mountain Springs, TX, Zachary Foster of Pilot Point, TX, and Jordan Foster and wife Bethany of Pilot Point, TX; as well as numerous great-nieces and
great-nephews, and countless friends and congregants that he loved like family.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Bennie Howeth, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Moore.

A memorial service will be held in David’s honor at First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, TX, on January 3, 2019 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be made in David’s honor to the Pastoral Counseling Center of Dallas at 4525 Lemmon Avenue #200, Dallas, TX, 75219. Please send in
attention to COO Amy Powers, with a note of the gift being in honor of Rev. Dr. David Howeth.
December 29, 1925
February 23, 2019