January 3, 1936
April 28, 2019
January 3, 1936-April 28, 2019

Services for James Elmer “Jim” Locke of Marietta, OK, are set for 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the Chapel of
Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home, Marietta, OK with Don Pearman officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery,
Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Born January 3, 1936 in Gainesville, TX, the son of Othello Edward "Jack" Locke and Alma Mannin Locke, he passed away
Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Marietta at the age of 83.

Jim spent most of his life in Love County. He served as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army. On May 18, 1957, Jim
married LuAnn Embry in Ardmore, OK and she preceded him in death on January 22, 2017. He made a living as a farmer
and rancher. He was of the Christian Faith. Jim was a collector of ballcaps and guns, and he enjoyed reading western
books about ranching, Texas and Oklahoma history. Jim loved watching the Dallas Cowboys and College football games,
but his passion was hunting and for many years, Jim would take an annual hunting trip to New Mexico, and south Texas
with friends. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his horses.  

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jackie Don Locke and Bobby Joe Locke.

He is survived by his two sons, James Locke and wife Mandy of Tulsa, OK and Joe Locke and wife Chrissy of Marietta; a
daughter, Kerry Anderson and husband John of Coppell, TX; a brother, Bill Locke and wife Donna of Jacksonville, FL; a
sister, Alma Lou Nichols and husband B.J. Of Belton, TX; and eight grandchildren, Andrew Locke, Patrick Anderson, Cody
Locke, William Locke, Matthew Anderson, Levi Locke, Brinkli Hartman and Easton Hartman.

Serving as casket bearers are his grandchildren; Andrew Locke, Patrick Anderson, Cody Locke, William Locke, Matthew
Anderson, Levi Locke, Easton Hartman, Brinkli Hartman and Mike Embry.
May 19, 1940
May 29, 2011
Class of 1959
May 19, 1940-May 29, 2011
Class of 1959

Services for Barbara Wofford, 71 are set for 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 2, 2011 at George J. Carroll Funeral Home
in Gainesville with Rev. Mark Loewen officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the
direction of George J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home. Barbara passed from this life on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at
North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. Barbara was born in Purcell, Oklahoma on May 19, 1940. She was raised
primarily in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High. After attending business school in Dallas, Barbara
returned to Gainesville and started a family. She spent several years traveling and living in different areas of the
United States with her husband and young children, before she return to Gainesville once again. Barbara worked in
and around Gainesville in the food service industry and fed most of the citizens of Cooke County at some time
during her career. She was an excellent cook and homemaker and had the ability to make anyone feel welcome.
Barbara was a member of First Christian Church in Gainesville. Barbara was a very proud mother and grandmother
and will be greatly missed by many who loved her. She was a loyal friend and the favorite of many nieces, nephews,
cousins, and others. Survivors include her children, son and daughter in law, David and Kim Wofford, son, Larry
Wofford, and daughter Lynda Wofford, all of Gainesville. Sisters, Helen Coachman, Wanda Rieter of Gainesville;
Karen Seay of Cleburne, Texas; and Kay Chew of Marietta, Oklahoma; grandchildren Kati Crump, Cassy and Amanda
Ball, Treven and Elijah Fisher, Traci McCain, Elizabeth Wofford, Ezekial Mayo; and great-grandchildren Kevin and
Alaster Crump, Anson Rodriguez, and Tallulah Mayo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Georgia and Tollie
Lovell, sister Bobbie Jo Phillips, brother Tollie D. Lovell, and her son, Eddy Ball, Jr. Visitation is set for 6:00 P.M. to
8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at George Carroll and Son Funeral Home.
February 11, 1943
March 25, 2019
February 11, 1943-March 25, 2019

Sue Spindle McFarlin Luthi passed away March 25, 2019 at home in Gainesville. She was born
February 11, 1943 in Sanger TX to Clifton and Verna Ruth Pharr Spindle. Sue graduated from Valley
View High School, earned her BA degree from Cooke County College, and continued her education in
Dallas at Baylor University, El Centro College.
Sue grew up working on the family dairy farm south of Valley View. Throughout her career she
worked at the courthouse in Gainesville, Gainesville ISD, and the private sector. Later she
established a travel consulting firm in Dallas, then started a billing service for anesthesiologist
offices in Dallas.
Sue married the love of her life, Dick Luthi, they shared 24 years of marriage. Her friends were her
hobby. She had a passion for entertaining guests, was an incredible cook, and found great joy in
sharing meals with family & friends.
Sue had a servant's heart and was a very giving and loving person. She was very active in the
Woman's Circle at Whaley United Methodist Church; she made many stuffed bears for Hospice Bear
Hugs program; she served on the Butterfield Stage Board in Gainesville.
She was greeted in heaven by her parents, beloved son David McFarlin, sister Jeanette Doty, and a
host of other family & friends.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband, Dick; sons, Don (wife Karen)
McFarlin and Jim (wife Hope) Luthi; granddaughters, Brooke (husband Adam) Russell and Courtney
Eldred; 4 great-grandchildren: Adisyn, Miley, Aiden & Ethan Russell; sisters, Annette Straubmueller,
Kay Barclay, Joye (husband Mack) Williams, and brother, Cliff (wife Trina) Spindle; and numerous
nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
A Celebration of Life in Sue's honor will be at Whaley United Methodist Church in Gainesville on April
13th at 1:00. To view a complete obituary and/or offer online condolences go to
www.cokerfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Butterfield Stage in
Gainesville, Whaley United Methodist Church, or a charity of your choice.
Published on April 2, 2019
March 31, 1939
November 30, 2018
Elementary School
March 31, 1939
November 30, 2018
Elementary School Teacher

Funeral services for Linda Joyce Lynch, 79, of Gainesville, were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Dr. Jeff Langley officiating.  Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.  The family received
friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 6 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lynch passed away November 30, 2018 in Denton.

Linda was born in Duncan, Oklahoma to Mary Blanche and M.O. Attebery.  She graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas
and attended North Texas State University, where she received a degree in Education, and later received a Master’s degree
from Texas Women’s University.  At North Texas, she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.  Linda was employed by the
Gainesville school district as an elementary school teacher for many years.  She especially loved teaching the 4th grade.  Linda
enjoyed her widespread travels and had varied interests in history, creative arts, antiques, social clubs, and volunteer work.  
She had a great sense of humor and found joy in almost every situation.

Mrs. Lynch was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald Lynch Sr.  She is survived by son Donald, of
Anaheim, California; son Douglas and wife Tassia of Austin, Texas; sister Sue Cook and husband Jack of Dallas; nephews Chris
Cook, Andy Cook, and Greg Cook and wife Jen and several great nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers were Chris, Andy, and Greg Cook.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Home Hospice of Cooke County, 316 S. Chestnut St., Gainesville, TX
July 26, 1935
December 28, 2016
July 26, 1935 - December 28, 2016

Graveside services for Howard L. Mackey, 81, of Gainesville, are set for 2:00 PM Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Fairview
Cemetery with the Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00
PM at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Howard was born on July 26, 1935 in Gainesville.. He passed away on December 28, 2016 in Gainesville.

Howard was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He worked for the Muenster Police Department, and the Cooke County Sheriff's Office.

He is survived by son Jerry R. Mackey and his wife Amie of Gainesville; son James R. Mackey and his wife Karen of
Gainesville; daughter Jenifer Franklin and her husband Billy of Gainesville; grandchildren Amanda Spears, Miranda Wishard,
Jeri Mackey, Nicolette Mackey, Binky Mackey, Jayla Mackey, Wallace Ashlock and his wife Laura, Jamie Ashlock, Kyle
Harper, Dillon Franklin, Jordon Franklin, Sara Franklin, and John Franklin. He is also survived by great-grandchildren
Bentley Ashlock, Dominic Baree III, and Matthew Bulloch.
He was preceded in death by his parents Luther Thomas and Maude Ann (Webster) Mackey; his wife Joan Mackey; brother
William T. Mackey; sister Gladys Mackey Fitts; sister Ruby Reed; and sister Ruth Brownd.

You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com
Published on December 28, 2016