GOLDA E. "SMITH"
PIRKEY
April 23, 1927
May 20, 2010
GISD STAFF
GOLDA E. "SMITH" PIRKEY
GISD STAFF

Golda Pirkey, 83, of Gainesville died at the Gainesville Health & Rehab. Center on May 20, 2010. A
celebration of her life will be held on Saturday May 22, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home.

Golda Elaine Smith was born April 23, 1927 in Avery in Red River County to the late Herman and Christine
Smith. She graduated Valedictorian from Avery High School and attended Draughons Business College in
Dallas. On July 11, 1946, Golda married her high school boyfriend, James Earl Pirkey while he was on leave
from the service. After the war, Golda and James Earl moved to Sulphur Springs for James Earl to attend
Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. She substituted at the Sulphur Springs schools and they
celebrated the birth of their son, Gary.

In 1952, the family moved to Littlefield where James taught Voc. Ag. and later became high school
principal. They celebrated the birth of their daughter, Kathy. When both kids were in school, Golda went to
work in the school cafeteria so she could be off with her children during the summers. She was
affectionately known as the “Lunchroom Lady” by all the students because she made sure every student
got a meal, even if they forgot their money.  In 1967, the family moved to Gainesville and Golda was again
a “stay-at-home” mom until 1972 when she went to work for the GISD as a high school secretary to
maintain the attendance records. She retired in 1996 at the age of 70. She continued to serve her church
and community as a volunteer for CHEW, RSVP, the Stanford House, and she was the “Official Greeter” at
First United Methodist Church and also served on numerous committees. She was diagnosed with a rare
muscle disease in 2000, but that didn’t stop her from living her life to the fullest. She moved to the Wheeler
House in 2003 and became their biggest cheerleader. She even led the residence exercise class from her
wheelchair. Golda moved to Gainesville Health & Rehab in Sept. 2009. Golda had a strong faith in God and
loved her family and friends, the students and faculty she met at GHS, and her church family. Golda Pirkey
is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Earl Pirkey, who passed away on Feb. 23, 1994.

Survivors include son and daughters-in-law, Gary and Janice Pirkey of Longview, and daughter and son-in-
law, Kathy and Robert Boone of Gainesville. Grandchildren include Dr. Aaron James Boone and fiancée, Dr.
Lora Plumlee of Waco, Amy Boone of Dallas, Jason and Nancy Pirkey of Plainview, Kymberlea and Mike
VanBrocklin of Longview, and Garrett Pirkey of Lubbock. Great granddaughters are Natalie and Jacie Pirkey
and Alea VanBrocklin. She is also survived by her siblings, Sylvia Gregory of Georgetown; her brother and
sister-in-law Billy Ralph and Jean Smith of Avery; and Nancy Idell of Garland; sister-in-law Ruby Pirkey of
DeKalb; and aunt Mary Wardell of Houston. She is survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces and also
her “adopted” family, Steven, Kim and Megan Fleming of Gainesville.
Pallbearers are Dr. Aaron Boone, Jason Pirkey, Garrett Pirkey, Mike VanBrocklin, Steven Fleming and
Steve Boone. Honorary pall-bears are care-givers at the Wheeler House and the Gainesville Health &
Rehab. Center

Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Thoughts and
memories may be shared in the online guestbook at www.geojcarroll.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church Sancturary Restoration Fund
or Home Hospice of Cooke County.
ROSS LESLIE PLUMBLEE
February 6, 1955
September 16, 1975
CLASS OF 1973
DANNY POTTER (1958-October 13, 2012)

Graveside services for Danny Potter, 54, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at New
Resthaven Cemetery.Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home.

Mr. Potter died Oct. 13, 2012, in Gainesville.He was born March 8, 1958, in Frankfort, Germany.

Survivors include daughter, Rae Lynn Potter Eckert of Myra; sister, Jimmy Potter of Whitney; and three
grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Noah's Ark in Gainesville.You may sign the online registry at
www.geojcarroll.com.
CHARLES POPE
December 10, 1936
December 30, 2006
AMY PORTER  
August 28, 1907
January 17, 1999
GISD TEACHER
AMERICAN HISTORY
JO ANN "WEBB" POWELL(March 18, 1925 - August 4, 2013)
CLASS PENDING

Jo Ann Powell, 88, of Gainesville, Texas passed away peacefully in her home August 4, 2013. She was born to Floyd and
Ione Webb in Ardmore, OK, on March 18, 1925. She was married to Dr. William F. Powell who preceded her in death.

Jo Ann graduated from Gainesville High School and received a degree from Texas Women’s University in Home
Economics. Jo Ann was a long time member of the First Baptist Church and made the communion bread for Sunday
services. She enjoyed a long career as a Senior Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Jo Ann owned and operated The
Lindsay House and Powell Fine Art for over 25 years. Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors at Point Bank for
20 years.

She was active in many civic organizations and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Jo Ann is
survived by her daughter Ann Murphy and husband Dr. Jay Murphy of Fort Worth, son Dr. William D. Powell and wife
Melinda Powell of Asheville, NC, grandchildren Elizabeth Jones and husband Mark of Fort. Worth, Frasher Murphy and
wife Adrienne of Dallas, Dr. William M. Powell and wife Keri of Greenville, SC, Lindsay Ford and husband Chris of Ft.
Leavenworth, KS, and Hillary Fowler and husband Matthew of Chapin, SC. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren:
Will and Sam Jones, Benjamin and Nate Murphy, Sara and Avery Powell, Miles and Cooper Ford, and George and Harlan
Fowler. Other family members include Dr. and Mrs. Milton Dickson, Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Dickson and Patricia Winstead.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to First Baptist Church, 308 E. Broadway, Gainesville
TX 76240 or Camp Sweeney for Children with Diabetes, P.O. Box 918, Gainesville, TX 76240.

Following a private graveside service, a memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church at11:00 AM Friday, August
9, 2013 with Dr. Bennie Slack officiating.
CHARLES POPE   December 10, 1936-December 30, 2006
CLASS OF 1957

Services for Charles Pope, 70, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Baptist Church in
Gainesville with Rev. Duke Dowling of Southside Baptist Church in Gainesville officiating. Burial will follow in
New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Mr. Pope died Dec. 30, 2006, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Waco to William and Lokie (Fuller) Pope. On June 14, 1957, he married Billie
Annelle West in Gainesville. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, worked for Linda Jo Shoe
Company for more than 20 years, and retired from Weber Aircraft Company after more than 28 years.

Ponce of Edmond, Okla., and Karen and Jack Steed of Whitesboro; three grandchildren, Dustin Duke of
Houston, Anna Duke of Edmond, Okla., and David and spouse Autum Duke of Guthrie, Okla.; two
great-grandchildren, Lacey Duke and Jaden Duke of Guthrie, Okla.; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and
Travis Johnson of Denton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond Pope, James Pope and Ross Pope; and
two sisters, Olene Bybee and Bessie Stubblefield.

Pallbearers are Delbert West, Benny West, Bobby West, Dustin Duke, David Duke and Sonny McMillan.

Visitation will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. today.
DANNY POTTER
March 8, 1958
October 13, 2012
CLASS OF 1976
JOHN L. PIPES
December 2, 1954
September 18, 2014
CLASS OF 1973
JOHN L. PIPES
CLASS OF 1973

Memorial services for John L. Pipes, 59, of Gainesville are set for 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home
Chapel with Michael Pipes officiating. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to
8:00 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the funeral home.

John passed away September 18, 2014 at his residence after a lengthy
illness. He was born December 2, 1954 in Fort Worth, to John Roy and Mary
Wahneeta Watson Pipes.

Mr. Pipes is survived by his wife Tisha Slagle Pipes of Gainesville; son
Brandon Cole Pipes of San Diego, CA; son Jarrod Knudson and wife Carmen
of Madison, MS; son Ryan Knudson and girlfriend Marissa Linder of Denton;
son Neil Slagle and significant other Kelly Gupta of Seattle Washington;
daughter Lindsey Collins and significant other Laura Lewis of Gainesville;
mother Mary Watson Pipes of Gainesville; brother Michael Pipes and wife
Tana of Odessa; nephew Steven Pipes of College Station; 2 grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his father John R. Pipes; grandparents John
Emmett and Thelma Sharp Watson; grandparents Bran and Pauline Pipes.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of
your choice.
FRANCES ANN "POPE"
CRISP  
January 10, 1937
May 7, 2015
CLASS OF 1955
FRANCES ANN "POPE" CRISP
CLASS OF 1955

Funeral services for Frances Ann Crisp, 78, of Gainesville, are set for 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the
Gainesville Bible Church with Pastor Mark Wascom officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under
the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. No visitation is planned.

Mrs. Crisp passed away May 7, 2015 in Gainesville. She was born January 10, 1937 in Gainesville to George
Marion and Sarah Margaret Lawson Pope. She was raised in Gainesville and never left. It was truly home to
her. She graduated Gainesville High School and worked many different jobs but her love was the Morton
Museum and all the people connected with it. She always referred to it as her dream job.

Ann is survived by a niece Jayne Sweet; nephew Jimmy Loving; nieces Sandra Pruitt, Marjorie Leaser and
Wanda Sue Brown. She is also survived by 4 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews and their children.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morton Museum, 210 S. Dixon St., Gainesville, TX 7240, or to
Gainesville Bible Church, 601 Radio Hill Rd., Gainesville, TX 76240.
WANDA "PILCHER" KIDD
September 30, 1934
November 24, 2003
CLASS OF 1953
PAT "POWELL" CULLUM
January 4, 1948
August 15, 1980
CLASS OF 1965
WANDA "PILCHER" KIDD (September 30, 1934-November 24, 2003)
CLASS OF 1953

Birth:         Sep. 30, 1934
Death:       Nov. 24, 2003

B: Grayson Co., Tx. D: North Richland Hills,Tx. Buried: 11/29/03. Survived
by husb. of 50 yrs. Earl A. Kidd.

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
ROSS LESLIE PLUMBLEE
CLASS OF 1973

Birth:         February 6, 1955
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Death:       September 16, 1975

Family links:
Parents:
Tommy Dean Plumlee (1930 - 1995)

Inscription:
PFC US MARINE CORPS VIETNAM

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Plot: Division E, lot 56
KARLA POFF
DATES PENDING
CLASS OF 1957
REBA "POWELL" COMER
May 18, 1945
December 1, 2015
CLASS of 1963
REBA POWELL COMER (May 18, 1945 - December 1, 2015)
CLASS of 1963

GAINESVILLE - Funeral Services for Reba Comer, 70, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015 at
the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville with the Rev. Duke Dowling officiating. Interment will follow
at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Reba passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at River Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Gainesville.
She was born on May 18, 1945. Reba was retired from the Gainesville State School, where she worked as a
cook for many years. She married Gus Comer on August 27, 1976 in Gainesville. She attended Southside
Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Survivors include her husband, Gus Comer of Gainesville; a daughter, Theresa Moore of Gainesville; a
step-daughter, Pam Comer of Gainesville; and 2 brothers, Dickey Powell and Darrell Powell.
DEBORAH ANN "POPE"
BEAVER
May 01, 1952
January 13, 2016
CLASS OF 1970
JO ANN "WEBB" POWELL
March 18, 1925
August 4, 2013
CLASS PENDING
DEBORAH ANN "POPE" BEAVER
CLASS OF 1970

Memorial service for Deborah Ann (Pope) Beaver, 63, of Gainesville, is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
January, 16, 2016 at Hillcrest Church of Christ with David Gray officiating. The family will receive friends
from 10:00-10:30 prior to the service.

Debbie will be laid to rest, beside her parents, at Fairview Cemetery, during a private burial.

Debbie was born May 1, 1952 in Gainesville to Raymond and Edith (Murphy) Pope. She passed away January
13, 2016 in Gainesville from a stroke after suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Debbie married Mike Beaver on April 20, 1989 and spent almost 25 years together. She had a passion for
nature, including her flower garden and numerous, rescued pets. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing
karaoke, which showed her love of music. Debbie’s huge heart could be seen in her love for people; family,
friends, and strangers alike. She was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Michael Beaver of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and
Holly Boyter; step-daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Larry McKnight; grandchildren, Blake Boyter, Blaire
Boyter, and Courtney McKnight, mother of her 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Keith Pope and niece,
Jennifer Pope; aunt, Fern Shotwell; and 2 cousins, Devon Wood, Misty Snowden and their children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and step-children, Joseph Beaver and Tarjia Beaver.

Memorial contributions in Debbie’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association @ALZ.org.
MARGARET ANN POPE DICKSON
GISD ENGLISH TEACHER

Memorial service for Margaret Ann Pope Dickson will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Whaley United
Methodist Church, 701 Rosedale, Gainesville, Texas, 76240, at 10:30 a.m. Reception immediately following
the service, Whaley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Jerry Stone Dickson; daughter, Catherine Dickson Weber;
grandchildren Sarah Margaret Weber and Dickson Scott Weber; and sister, Mary Lou Russell Mowery.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington,
DC 20090-6011, in memory of Margaret Dickson, 414 Willow Way, Gainesville, Texas 76240. Please indicate
that the donation is designated for Alzheimer’s research.
MARGARET ANN POPE
DICKSON
DOB pending
June 22, 2016
GISD ENGLISH TEACHER
DOROTHY  "PIERCE"
PROFFER
October 29, 1931
October 24, 2017
GISD TEACHER
CLASS OF 1948
DOROTHY MARIE "PIERCE" PROFFER
October 29, 1931 - October 24, 2017
GISD TEACHER/CLASS OF 1948

Funeral services for Dorothy Marie Proffer, 85, of Gainesville, were 5:00 PM Friday, October 27,
2017 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. John Fleming officiating. A
visitation was held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the funeral home from 4:00-5:00 PM. A private
burial will take place at a later date.

Dorothy was born on October 29, 1931 in Gainesville to Isaac Ferd Pierce and Callie Dora (Sark)
Pierce. She passed away on October 24, 2017 in Gainesville.

Dorothy was a kindergarten and second grade teacher for 35 years at Gainesville ISD. She was a
member of the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville. She enjoyed playing bridge, and
cooking, but her greatest pleasure was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Gina Henley and her husband Rob of Lindsay; daughter Sheila
Hacker and her husband Michael of Sanger; grandchildren Kate Henley, Lauren Henley, and Callie
Hacker; sister Pauline Howell of Gainesville; and sister Rita Talley of Sherman.

Dorthy was preceded in death by her parents; and husband Rufus "Duffy" Proffer.
PAULINE "PIERCE" HOWELL
March 20, 1928
March 15, 2018
CLASS OF 1945
PAULINE "PIERCE" HOWELL
March 20, 1928 - March 15, 2018
CLASS OF 1945

Funeral services for Pauline Pierce Howell, 89, of Gainesville?, are set for 2:00 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with the Rev.
John Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in the High Point Cemetery in Sivells
Bend. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the
funeral home.

Pauline was born in Gainesville on March 20, 1928 to Isaac Ferd Pierce and Callie
Dora (Sark) Pierce. She passed away on March 15, 2018 in Gainesville.

Pauline was raised in Valley Creek Texas and graduated from Gainesville High
School. She earned both a BFA and a Masters degree from NTSU, now North
Texas University.  She and her family moved to Lovington, New Mexico where she
and her husband Houston taught for 23 years. After returning back to Gainesville
in the early 1980s, Pauline continued to teach in elementary school for another
13 years. Teaching and education were important to Pauline.  She was always a
Sunday School teacher in Sivells Bend, Lovington, and Gainesville.  After she
retired from public schools she volunteered as an aide for an adult ESL class
available at her church, First Baptist in Gainesville, and she told bible stories at a
local daycare one day a week well into her 80’s.  As good as she was at teaching
she was so much more, a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, church
member and volunteer, an avid gardner with a passion for Iris, a cutthroat 84
player, and a woman whose faith and kindness were bone deep.  She will be
greatly missed by her family, her friends, and her community.

Pauline is survived by her daughter Donna Sickles and husband John of Saint Jo;
son Rodney Howell and wife Margaret of Sivells Bend; grandchildren Katie Sickles
Small; Brett Howell and wife Claire; and Brady Howell and wife Alison; great-
grandson Bryson Small; and sister Rita Talley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Houston Howell; sister
Dorothy Proffer and husband Duffy; and brother in law Jerry Talley.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Rust, Brett Howell, Brady Howell, Daniel Jones, L.W.
Voth, and William Baldwin.7:57 PM 3/16/2018
MICHAEL ROY PIPES
April 14, 1960
May 6, 2018
CLASS OF 1978
MICHAEL ROY PIPES
April 14, 1960-May 6, 2018
CLASS OF 1978

(Full Obituary)

Michael Roy Pipes, 58, of Odessa Texas went to heaven on May 6, 2018.
He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 14, 1960, to John and Mary Pipes and
grew up in Gainesville, Texas. He married Tana Bartlett on June 29, 1990 and they
had one son, Steven Pipes.
Michael worked all over West Texas in the oilfield as a foreman for many years
and most recently started a job that he loved at Stallion Oilfield Services.
Michael was an avid fisherman, gun enthusiast, sports fan and was known as
"coach" to so many young men around Odessa. He was a Mason, Shriner and a
Jester. He never met a stranger and made everyone he met feel special and
loved. He also enjoyed working on and cruising around in his '75 Corvette
Stingray.
He loved his family and friends, but most of all his sweetheart, Tana.
Michael is survived by his wife Tana Pipes of Odessa, son and daughter in law
Steven and Ashly Pipes of Houston, mother Mary Pipes of Odessa and nephew
Brandon Pipes of San Francisco amongst many other extended family and
friends. He is preceded in death by his father John R. Pipes and brother John L.
Pipes.
Service are scheduled at 4 pm Saturday at Crossroads Fellowship in Odessa.
JOHNNY POFF
December 26, 1926
November 4, 2010
CLASS OF 1957
JOHNNY POFF
December 26, 1926 - November 4, 2010
CLASS OF 1957

John Edward Poff, 83, of Memphis, passed away on Thursday, November 4,
2010. He was a member of AGAPE Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army
veteran having served in World War II. Mr. Poff, the widower of Peggy Poff, is
survived by his daughters, Linda (Larry) Vickery of Eads, Cathy (Billy) Vanzant
of Bartlett and Pamela (David) Schroeder of Hendersonville, TN; sister, Arlene
Gibson of Slayden, MS; brothers, J.W. Poff of Hernando, MS, Dewey and Joel
Poff both of Ashland, MS; 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was
also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Knight and brothers, Robert and
David Poff. Funeral services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday,
November 8 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N.
Germantown Rd. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to AGAPE Baptist Church. Online condolences
may be made at www.memphisfuneralhome.net


Eads, Tennessee
ANGELA FAYE POPEJOY
May 7, 1985
January 12, 2018
CLASS OF 2003
ANGELA FAYE POPEJOY
May 7, 1985 - January 12, 2018
CLASS OF 2003


GAINESVILLE- Funeral services for Angela Faye Popejoy, 32, will be held at 2:00 P.M.,
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California St.,
Gainesville, TX, officiated by Steve Ledford and Dr. Christopher Mullennix. Interment
to follow at New Hope Cemetery in Mountain Springs. A family visitation will be held
from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the funeral home.
Angela passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.
About nine years ago Angie moved to River Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Gainesville where the staff welcomed her with open arms. She was loved by everyone
and she truly loved her River Valley family.
She was born on May 7, 1985 in Gainesville, Texas to Dennis and Sheri (Morris)
Popejoy. She spent many summers with her grandparents in Albuquerque, NM where
she worked for her grandpa at Griff's Hamburgers. Angela was a junior high school
cheerleader. She was also an incredible soccer player, playing on select and high
school teams. In the beginning she had to play on boys' teams but, because of her,
they finally formed girls' teams. Angela was a reporter for the Leopard Tale her senior
year. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 2003.
She is survived by her father, Dennis Popejoy of Gainesville; grandmother, Norma
Alexander of Gainesville; grandparents, Tom and Barbara Morris of Albuquerque, NM;
four aunts, Teri Williams, of Albuquerque, NM, Debbie Brooks and husband, Lonnie of
Gainesville, Shirley Mullennix of Gainesville and Rebecca Morris of Albuquerque, NM;
Uncle, Thomas Morris and wife, Noel of Albuquerque, NM and a host of extended family
and friends.
Angela was preceded in death by her mother, Sheri Faye Popejoy; grandmother,
Sandy Morris and grandfather, Jimmy Popejoy.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Eddowes, Nathan Eddowes, Stephen Brooks, Shawn Brooks,
Tyler Brooks, Jonathan Mullennix, Josh Swaney, Caleb Swaney, Rick Swaney and Bill
Dugger.
To make donations to the Huntington's Disease Society of American in Angie's honor
please go to HDSA.org, mail a check to HDSA 505 Eighth Ave. Suite 902, New York, NY
10018 or by phone 1-800-345-HDSA.
DERRELL DUANE POWELL
March 24, 1943
November 22, 2017
CLASS OF 1961
Derrell Duane Powell