THOMAS "TOMMY"
ROLSTON
June 5, 1945
July 7, 2012
CLASS OF 1967
CHARLIE DOYLE CHAD
ROGERS
June 21, 1967
March 17, 2006
CLASS OF 1985
GINGER GAYLE
"ROBERTS" QUEZADA
December 9, 1957
January 23, 2010
CLASS OF 1974
STEVEN CARROLL
ROBERTSON
August 26, 1955
CLASS OF 1973
GINGER GAYLE "ROBERTS" QUEZADA  
CLASS OF 1974

Ginger Gayle Quezada, 52, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 23, 2010 in Denton, TX at the Denton
Regional Hospital surrounded by family and friends after a 2 year battle with breast cancer.

Ginger was born December 9, 1957 in Gainesville, TX to Thomas and Beth (Watson) Roberts. She met her
soul mate Alex Quezada in high school. Eight years later they were married on December 28, 1979 after
graduation from Pan American University with degrees in Accounting. Two weeks later they found
themselves in what Ginger thought was one of the most isolated parts of the United States - Naval
Weapons Center, China Lake, CA. She grew to love this thriving desert oasis and especially the surrounding
mountains. During the 20 years there, she achieved a distinguished career and made many life-long friends.

Yearning to be closer to family, Ginger and her family moved to Denton, TX in 2000.She closed out her
federal career working for 7 years as an accounting supervisor for the Dallas Finance Center under the
Department of Homeland Security. With a twinkle in her eyes and an infectious smile she continued to
make many friends and earn kudos from her supervisors.
Ginger was a Girl Scout Leader for 7 years and the treasurer of her neighborhood’s Home Owner’s
Association for 5 years. She loved people, entertaining, genealogy and travel. She enjoyed watching classic
movies with her husband, and she especially enjoyed watching popular teen shows with her children for
some magical bonding time.

She is survived by her husband Alex; daughter Chanelle, son Marcus; mother Beth and her husband John
Sellers of Gainesville, TX; father Thomas and his wife Mel Roberts of Brownsville, TX; sister Kim Hardie and
her partner Don Funk of Eastlake, OH; brother Thomas Roberts Jr. of Gainesville, her dear friends
Charmaine and Jerry Franck of Alexandria, VA; family friends Carin and husband Jason Driskill and children
of Sanger, TX; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased in death by grand parents Harvey and Elva Watson of Gainesville, TX and Truitt and
Elarene Roberts of San Benito, TX.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on February 5, 2010 at St Mark’s Catholic Church, 2800
Pennsylvania Lane, Denton, TX.The family would like to extend an invitation for a celebration of Ginger’s life
immediately after the services. Celebration will be at 2020 Mark Twain Lane, Denton, TX.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Cancer
Society.
BLAKE ROSE
CLASS OF 1981

Blake Rose 39, of Sanger died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 at
Denton Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 19, 1962 in Nocona to Arvil L. and Mary Ann
Elliott Rose. On Oct. 9, 1999 he married Beth Broussard in
Longview.
Mr. Rose was an on-the-job trainer for Boeing Aircraft in
Corinth.

A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the First
Baptist Church in Gainesville. The Rev. Reginald Logan, pastor
of Galilee Baptist Church of Sanger will officiate. Burial will be
in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Hendricks, Jimmy Morgan, Tim
McCullough, Eric Hernandez, Greg Burkhart and Jamie Milam.
Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Hardy, Jeff Perry and Brett
English.

The family will be at 313 Rosedale, Gainesville, on Wednesday
to receive friends.

Survivors include his wife, Beth Rose of Sanger, his parents of
Gainesville, one step-son, Ryan Mason of Sanger, one
step-daughter, Ashley Mason of Sanger; and two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Lauri and Tim Tracy of Gainesville, and Carla
and David Clark of Sanger.

Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville is in charge of
arrangements.
EDNA RUTH "SAMEK" BARKER
CLASS OF 1944

Funeral services for Edna Ruth Barker, 85, of Ft. Worth will be 2:00pm Monday, October 8 at Geo. J. Carroll
& Son Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Eaves officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation
will be October 8 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barker passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Edna was born November 14, 1926 to John & Myrtle Samek in Gainesville. She married Richard D. Barker
June 20, 1948 and they had two sons together. She was a nurse at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth for
37 & 1/2 years, retiring in 1998.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; son Randall Ray Barker; and stillborn
granddaughter Jessica Barker.

She is survived by her son Richard D. Barker, Jr. & wife Colleen; granddaughter Melyssa Puente & husband
John; grandson Tristan Barker; and three great-grandchildren: Ilandrin, Matthew, & Lilyanna Puente. She is
also survived by sister Theresa Stevens; three brothers: John Samek & wife Barbara, Charles Samek & wife
Donna, and Joe Samek & wife Wanda; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
THOMAS "TOMMY" ROLSTON   1945-2012

Memorial services for Thomas Rolston, 67, of Gainesville, are set for a later date.

Cremation is under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Mr. Rolston died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Pecan Tree Health and Rehab Center.

He was born June 5, 1945, in Gainesville.

Survivors include siblings, Perry Lee Rolston of Sherman, Bobbie Jean Rolston of Gainesville and Frankie
Marie Harcrow of Palestine.

You may sign the online registry at www.clementkeelfh.com.
BLAKE ROSE
October 19, 1962
February 25, 2002
CLASS OF 1981
JEWEL ROWLAND SHARP
August 16, 1948
November 19, 2008
CLASS OF 1966
JEWEL ROWLAND SHARP
CLASS OF 1966

Memorial services for Jewel Rowland Sharp, age 60, of
Friendship Baptist Church in Gainesville with Brother Jimmy
Davis and Brother Larry Huffman officiating.

Mrs. Jewel Sharp died Nov. 19, 2008 at Renaissance Care
Center.

Jewel Rowland Sharp was born Aug. 16, 1948 in Marietta, Okla.
to Dessie Lester and William King Rowland. She married Glen
Dale Sharp on June 17, 1966 in Gainesville. She was a
homemaker.

Survivors include her spouse, Glen Sharp of Gainesville; sons
and daughter-in-law: Glen Sharp, Jr. of Dallas and John and
Rachel Sharp of Gainesville and one grandchild, Briyana Sharp
of Gainesville.

Mrs. Sharp was preceded in death by her parents Dessie Lester
and William King Rowland.

Proceeds for flowers can be donated to Baylor Health.
RUSS SACHSE
April 8, 1961
August 6, 1979
CLASS OF 1980
WILLIAM FRANK BILL
RUSSELL
June 19, 1949
July 25, 2014
CLASS OF 1967
WILLIAM FRANK BILL RUSSELL
CLASS OF 1967

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – William Frank (Bill) Russell formally of Gainesville, Texas passed away on
July 25, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born June 19, 1949.

Bill was a graduate of Gainesville High School in 1967. He also attended what was then Cooke County Jr.
College. As a young man he worked for his father Orris Russell, who owned an oil field drilling company.
Bill learned a great deal about the oil field, and used that experience to pursue other opportunities later
in life. He became involved in both the oil and gas industry, as well as the construction business. Bill was a
craftsman who took great pride in his work, whether it was a repair job or the construction of one of his
homes. If it was broken, Bill could fix it. Bill was meticulous by nature. This is one of the reasons why Bill
became such a good pilot. He could fly nearly anything. He flew float planes in the Gulf of Mexico making
deliveries to oil rigs in all kinds of weather conditions. He also flew corporate jets taking executives to
their destinations. Bill liked to stay busy and loved the outdoors. One of his many trips was an African
safari with his wife Cheryl where he hunted big game. His hobbies included shooting rifles, pistols, and
shotguns of which he was an excellent marksman. He also enjoyed traveling with his family in their RV,
as well as fishing, hunting, and playing golf. He also loved cars and was known on occasions to have some
of the fastest in Gainesville, Texas.

Bill married the love of his life, Cheryl, in 1974, and would have been married 40 years this November.
Their home for the past 12 years is located near Canyon City, Colorado.
Bill was both kind hearted and generous, and his friends were for life. He was a dedicated husband and
father. He will be missed by his family and all of his many friends, past and present.

Bill is survived by his wife, Cheryl Faulkner Russell; son, Adam Russell; son, Joe Russell and his wife,
Randi.   He was preceded in death by his parents, William Orris Russell, and Dorothy Trachta Russell.
FRANKIE MARIE
ROLSTON
August 28, 1951
April 16, 2016
CLASS OF 1969
EDNA RUTH "SAMEK"
BARKER
November 14, 1926
October 2, 2012
CLASS OF 1944
FRANKIE MARIE ROLSTON (August 28, 1951-April 16, 2016)

Funeral services for Frankie Marie Rolston, 64, of Gainesville, are set for 10:00 AM Friday, April 22, 2016 at
the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Chapel with Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview
Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thurday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Ms. Rolston passed away April 16, 2016 in Dallas. She was born August 28, 1951 in Gainesville to Frank and
Vera Marie Blackerby Rolston.

On February 29, 1961, Frankie accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and was baptized at Central Baptist
Church in Gainesville. After graduating from Gainesville High School in 1969, Frankie attended business
school in Dallas. She began her secretarial career at Blue-Cross/ Blue Shield Insurance. She went on to
work at Lone Star Gas Company for 14 years, and then moved to Denton where she was employed with TX
MHMR Denton State School for 8 years. Starting in 2001, Frankie served 4 years as assistant deputy
registrar and voter registration clerk at the Collin County Elections in McKinney. In September 2014 she
retired as deputy county clerk at the courthouse in Palestine in Anderson County after serving 7 years.
Frankie enjoyed crocheting, reading mystery books, visiting the local library, travel and studying her bible.

Survivors include her precious daughter Rebecca Marie Griffith; one brother Perry Rolston; one sister
Bobbie Jean Rolston; her childhood friend of 40 plus years Sandra Griffith Carrigan.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Thomas Rolston; her sister Vera Farley.
CLARICE ROBERG RICHARDS
October 20, 1941
July 23, 2016
CLASS OF 1959
VIRGINIA "ROBERTS" ARCHER
October 25, 1931
January 26, 2017
CLASS OF 1948
LARON DALE ROBINSON
September 10, 1945
August 12, 2016
CLASS of 1964
LARON DALE ROBINSON
CLASS of 1964

Laron Dale Robinson of Bellaire, Texas passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 12, 2016. Born in Morrilton,
Arkansas and raised in Gainesville, Texas, Laron worked hard to provide for his family, making his own way from
humble beginnings growing up in a small town fire station to become an accomplished Houston trial attorney.
Laron is survived by the love of his life, Jana Robinson, with whom he enjoyed 43 love-filled years of marriage, as
well as their adult children, Andrew and Lauren Robinson. Laron is also survived by his beloved aunts, Anna
Robinson and Mattie Crockett, and by his three brothers, Herbert, Larry, and Charles Robinson.
Laron lived life guided by his core values of honesty, loyalty, and justice. He loathed hypocrisy and those who would
take advantage of the disenfranchised.
He believed that we are all responsible for doing the necessary work to better oneself, achieve one's goals, but
never to do so at someone else's expense. He taught that although this does not come easy, each person has the
strength and resources inside themselves to accomplish their goals. He often conveyed this humorously to his
family, quoting from the movie The Last Detail, "You ARE the shore patrol!"
He approached challenges with a constant, energetic pursuit of knowledge and self-education. He demanded
excellence from himself and encouraged it in others. Laron was born with the desire to achieve great things and
with the will to make them possible and to make the world a better place.
After graduating from Gainesville High School in 1964, Laron immediately entered the U.S. Army. He began his
higher education at what is now North Central Texas College and received his B.A. from North Texas State
University in 1970. Laron then attended the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in
1973. As a lawyer, Laron spoke on behalf of citizens who were damaged by misconduct and negligence. With his
friend and partner, William Michael Leebron II, he founded the law firm Leebron & Robinson. Laron worked hard to
reach great success, overcame many obstacles, and yet never forgot where he came from. He was a generous man
of great integrity. He possessed an uncommon intellect and memory. Laron also had a gift for helping and
educating others, he taught his friends, colleagues and family the value of hard work and the crucial need for
fairness. His life demonstrated that integrity brings its own rewards, adding value directly to the world by helping
others, and indirectly by inspiring others to be their best selves.
As one of his oldest friends said, "Laron was my hero." Laron was in many ways an intellectual, solitary, singular
man. Yet his deep capacity for empathy and his genuine concern for the welfare of others created networks of rich
relationships. He built friendships with people from all walks of life. Laron enjoyed spending time with his wife,
traveling with his family, reading the histories of great leaders, studying American and European history, listening
to his children's musical endeavors, playing the lottery, the piano, and volunteering his great story-telling gifts as a
docent at the Holocaust Museum Houston.
Laron is buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery and donations in his memory can be made to M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center. We love and miss you, Laron, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.
ALEDA "RUSSELL" WARD
March 30, 1948
February 19, 2018
CLASS OF 1966
GENE RAY ROBERTSON
November 16, 1929
July 22, 2018
CLASS OF 1947
RANDY MARTIN
ROBINETTE
April 2018
CLASS OF 1968
GAYTHA ANN "SANDERS"
FELLERS
July 04, 1936
January 20, 2018
CLASS OF 1954
JOCELYN REYES SANCHEZ
December 27, 1999
August 6, 2017
CLASS OF 2018
COURTNEY ERIN "ROBINSON"
GREGG
August 10, 1974
June 29, 2018
CLASS OF 1992
ROBERT JULIAN RUSSELL
May 02, 1926
July 04, 2018
CLASS OF 1943
CARL JACK "CJ" ROACH SR.
May 30, 1947
June 6, 2018
CLASS OF 1965
CARL JACK "CJ" ROACH SR.
May 30, 1947 - June 6, 2018
CLASS OF 1965

Carl Jack “C.J.” Roach Sr., 71 years and 7 days old, left this earth and entered heaven’s gates peacefully at
5:13 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial Service: 6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2018, for everyone to come celebrate the life of Carl Jack “C.
J.” Roach Sr. at The Church at Azle, officiated by Pastor Mike Miles.

Graveside Service: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas,
officiated by Pastor Woody Godbey.

Carl was born in Gainesville, Texas on May 30, 1947. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1965. Carl
worked for Longhorn Industries/Northwest Pipe as a Draftsman/Engineer for 46 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mary Roach and his sister, Ida Lee Bright.

Survivors: Son, Carl Jack Roach Jr.; daughter, Tracey June Roach; grandchildren, Abi Nicole Roach and
Autumn Jaclynn Roach; sister, Anna Raye Jones; nephew, Brent Wayne Jones; nieces, Julie Ann Fagan and
Laura Leigh Williams; cousin, Stephen Harlow; and uncle, Carl Strauss.
GENE RAY ROBERTSON
November 16, 1929-July 22, 2018
CLASS OF 1947

FORT WORTH - Gene Ray Robertson, 88, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather, went to be with the Lord peacefully at home on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Gene was born Nov. 16, 1929, in Archer City to John and Cora Robertson. He grew up in Olney and moved to
Gainesville as a teenager where he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1947. Gene graduated from
University of Texas at Austin in May of 1952 with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. Gene became a
Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas in 1958. After graduation, he worked one year for the Army Corps
of Engineers before working for 35 years with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, retiring in
1989. During retirement, he worked part time delivering prescription drugs for Perrone Pharmacy.
Gene married Marjorie Nell Tarrant on Jan. 27, 1951, in Abilene. They moved to Fort Worth in 1953 where
they resided for the rest of their lives. They were married for 64 years until her death in 2015. Gene was an
active member and deacon of Ridglea West Baptist Church for over 50 years and was a current active
member and deacon of Ridglea Baptist Church for over 13 years.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Sharon; grandson, Carter; parents, John and
Cora; sister, Ann; and brother, John.
Survivors: Sons, Michael and wife, Cynthia and David and wife, Jennifer; eight grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary and Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.
RANDY MARTIN ROBINETTE
April 2018
CLASS OF 1968

Services for Randy Martin Robinette, 67, of Gainesville, Texas are pending. He is survived by son, Brant and
wife, Ruth Robinette of Plano, sister, Linda Evans and husband Jimmy of Gainesville, Catherine Profitt and
husband, Tommy of Gainesville, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
To Sign the online registry, go to meadorfuneralhomes.com
COURTNEY ERIN "ROBINSON" GREGG
August 10, 1974
June 29, 2018
CLASS OF 1992

Funeral services for Courtney Erin (Robinson) Gregg, 43, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 10:00 AM on
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove
Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 2 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gregg passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and life-long friends, at 2:25 PM on June 29,
2018 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Courtney was born August 10, 1974 in Gainesville to James Dalton and Connie Sue (Mozingo) Robinson.  
She graduated Gainesville High School as a member of the Class of 1992.  She married Bill Gregg on
November 21, 1998 in Marysville.  During Mrs. Gregg’s career as a law enforcement dispatcher, she
served with departments in Cooke County, Love County, and University of North Texas.  Most recently,
she enjoyed traveling with her camp trailer, visiting numerous state parks with her husband, Bill.  Mrs.
Gregg will be remembered for giving personality and generous heart.

Survivors include: husband Bill Gregg of Gainesville; father Jamie Robinson and wife Janie of Gainesville;
grandfather David Mozingo of Gainesville; sister Christie Ferguson of Sherman; brother Clayton Gouard
of Raleigh, NC; mother-in-law Pamela Jean Armstrong of Gainesville; brother-in-law Michael Gregg and
wife Courtney K. of Gainesville; nieces and nephews: Tanner Ferguson, Trae Cherry, Taylor Ferguson,
Victoria Ferguson, Holden Gouard, Michael Gregg Jr., Lauryn Gregg, and Katey Gregg; and numerous
great-nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gregg was preceded in death by: mother Connie Sue Welch; grandmothers: Norma Mozingo and Cleo
Mitchell; and grandfather Haskel Robinson.
ALEDA "RUSSELL" WARD
March 30, 1948 - February 19, 2018
CLASS OF 1966

Aleda Russell Ward was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on March 30, 1948. She entered Heaven's gates
on February 19, 2018.
Aleda was most passionate about her family. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals
and sharing time with everyone. She loved taking care of her mother, and had an unwavering faith in
God.
Aleda was preceded in death by Her father Dr. JW Russell and beloved nephew Cameron McCabe.
Aleda is survived by her mother Martha Russell two sisters Adena and James McCabe and Kay and
Chris Snyder, her son Matthew Mitchell and daughter Marty Harkleroad and her husband William. She is
also survived by two grandchildren Ryann Brodnax and Luke Harkleroad, and many nieces and
nephews that called her Meme.
Services will be Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 2 Pm, at Family Life Center in Gainesville, Texas.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
ROBERT JULIAN RUSSELL
JOCELYN REYES SANCHEZ
GAYTHA ANN "SANDERS" FELLERS
July 04, 1936 - January 20, 2018