March 10, 1947
December 6, 1999
DOB pending
June 3, 1990
April 24, 1937
September 25, 2012

Virgle Schneider, 75, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at North Texas Medical Center. Funeral
services for Mr. Schneider will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel with the
Rev. Bill Black, pastor of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in New Rest Haven Cemetery with Robert Hogan, Lance Wright, Greg Zimmerer and
Tony Alardin serving as pallbearers.
No visitation is planned.

Virgle was born April 24, 1937, the son of Augustus and Maudie Dessrine (Horner) Schneider.
He was a Gainesville High School graduate and had served in the Army National Guard. Virgle had worked in
sales and welding supply at Schad and Pulte and had also been employed by Linda Jo Shoe Factory.

Survivors of Virgle Lee Schneider include brothers, James “Jim” Edward Schneider of Gainesville and Bobby
Allen Schneider of Gainesville; sister, Betty Wright and her husband Harvey of The Colony; nieces, Charlene
Hardin of Pottsboro, Shelley Zimmerer of Muenster, Kathryn Alardin of Bedford and Suzanne Wheeler of
Gainesville; nephews, Lance Wright of Arlington, Mark Schneider of Brenham and Kent Schneider of
Gainesville; and many loving great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gus Schneider, Jr. and Jack Horner.

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Funeral services for Ronnie Glenn Scott, 62, of Gainesville, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at
the Hillcrest Church of Christ with David Gray officiating.
Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m this evening, Jan. 26, 2010 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Ronnie died Jan. 23, 2010 in Denton.

Ronnie was born in Gainesville on May 2, 1947 to Claude Scott and Orlene (Sue) Scott-Dennington. He
married Nell McElreath on June 26, 1971.
Mr. Scott attended Gainesville Schools and graduated in 1965. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1966. He
served in Japan, Vietnam and Tinker Air Force Base, being discharged in 1970. He entered the aviation field,
earning his commercial multi-engine instrument rating, airframe and power plant licenses.
In 1972, Ronnie entered into oil field work as a rig mechanic in Peru. He drilled and pushed tools in Alaska,
Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. In 1992, he started Oilfield Equipment Sales in Gainesville, building double
cementers, single units, double acid pumpers and all kinds of bulk equipment.
Ronnie was a member of the Downard Fairplains community and a lifetime member of the Gainesville 1922
VFW. He also was very involved in donating to the local charities and organizations.

Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Nell Scott; son, Clay Scott; daughter, Mikinzie Bauwin; brother and
sister-in-law, Don and CarolAnn Scott; grandchildren, Ashton Scott, Hannah Bauwin, Mariah and Mikaylie
Biggers and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and by his grandparents, R. E. and Cordie Scott and Willis and
Theresa Holley.
Pallbearers will be Matt Livingston, Warren Smith, Keith Aston, Brian Blanton, Eddie Dewey and Rudy Paclik.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services for Tricia Lee Jenkins, 45, of Gainesville have been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jenkins died Aug. 15, 2008 at the River Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville

She was born July 26, 1963 in Corpus Christi to Jim and Patsy Taylor Seeds.
She was a nail technician at the Masters Touch in Gainesville for three years. She was injured in an
automobile accident in 2000 which left her disabled. From then on, it was all about her family grandbabies.

Copling of Gainesville and Micalah Jenkins of Gainesville; 2 grandchildren; 6 nieces and brothers, Randy and
Jimmy Seeds both of Gainesvile and sister and brother-in-law Dara and Bill Slaven of Portsmouth, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Seeds and her sister, Nicky Briggs.

Pallbears are Chase Serna, Cody Copling, Randy Seeds, Bo Seeds, Bill Slaven and Bill Taylor.
Visitation is at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday.
March 19, 1968
June 5, 2004

Melissa Sue Schully, 36, of Lindsay went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2004, at Harris Methodist Hospital
in Fort Worth. Services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev.
Darrell McIntyre and Dr. Don Darling officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the
direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

She was born March 19, 1968, in Fort Worth to Dan and Fran Allen Schully. Melissa graduated from
Gainesville High School in 1986. She was a member of the American Airlines CARE Team, receiving two
awards for her CARE Team service, one earned following 9-11 in New York and the other following a crash
in Little Rock, Ark. She was cited for Outstanding Customer Service frequently. She was active in
volunteer work for the Abba Women's Center, and was involved in the church music program. She
enjoyed bicycling, scuba diving, piano playing, needlework and camping.

Survivors include her parents, Dan and Fran Schully of Lindsay; brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and
Beth Schully of Gainesville; nephews, Austin and Andrew Schully of Gainesville; aunt and uncle, Sue and
Jay Welch of Wylie; aunts, Sue Menzie and Jodi Schully, both of Gainesville; uncle, David Allen of
Pottsboro; grandparent, Elizabeth Schully of Gainesville; great-aunts, Betty Jean Goodman of Kilgore,
Lena Marie Clodfelter of Gainesville, Joycelyn Shoemaker of Metairie, La., and Gloria Hughes of Los Altos,
Calif.; and a number of cousins. Pallbearers are Mark Menzie, Matt Menzie, Rod Carmichael, Efren
Canalas, Jim Beck, Allen Welch, Frank Liedtke and Herbert Schmidlkofer.

Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions
may be made to Abba Women's Center; 414 E. Elm St.; Gainesville.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Gary Schumacher, 48, of
Gainesville, will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19,
2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Victor Cruz officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at
6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, with visitation to follow, at Geo.
J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Schumacher was born September 4, 1964 in Gainesville, TX.
He passed away April 15, 2013 in Gainesville.

Mr. Schumacher graduated from St. Mary’s School in 1979 and
Gainesville High School in 1983. Gary began his long and
successful career with the City of Gainesville in 1986. More
importantly that year, he married Bonnie Truesdell on February
28. Gary was a very hard worker and was happiest when serving
others. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, grilling, and just being
outdoors. Gary was a long-time volunteer with the Gainesville
Fire Department. Gary never met a stranger and would start up a
conversation with just about anyone. Above all, Gary treasured
Yellowstone National Park, playing golf with his children, and
coaching his son’s football teams. Gary touched the lives of those
closest to him and countless others – he will be dearly missed by

Survivors include: wife, Bonnie Schumacher of Gainesville; son,
Brandon Schumacher of Gainesville; son, Shaun Schumacher,
wife, Christina, and granddaughter, Ryleigh of Collinsville;
daughter, Delaney Schumacher of Gainesville; parents, Melvin
and Patsy Schumacher of Gainesville; mother-in-law, Wanda
Truesdell of Gainesville; brother, Dale Schumacher and wife,
Dianna of Gainesville; brother Kenny Schumacher of Gainesville;
sister, Karen Privett and husband, Sonny of Gainesville; brother,
Dennis Schumacher and wife, Diana of Gainesville; brother,
Ronnie Schumacher of Gainesville; twin brother, Jerry
Schumacher and wife, Sandra of Gainesville; brother-in-law,
Scott Truesdell and wife, Brenda of Gainesville; brother-in-law,
Randall Truesdell and wife, Nicki of Gainesville; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends.  Mr. Schumacher was preceded in
death by his grandparents: Ted and Katie Gremminger, and Henry
and Elizabeth Schumacher; and father-in-law, Richard Truesdell.

Pallbearers will be Gary’s brothers and brothers-in-law. Honorary
pallbearers will be employees of the City of Gainesville.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice..
September 4, 1964
April 15, 2013

Paul Lyndon Scott, 58 of Aubrey, passed away on Monday, July
8, 2013. He was born on June 24, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas to
J. Norris Scott and Joyce Morrison Scott. He married Darla
Doty in Gainesville on August 2, 1980. He graduated from
Gainesville High School and from the University of North Texas.
He was a retired Investigator for the Denton County Sheriff's

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 6-8 pm
at DeBerry Funeral Directors. The funeral service will be held
on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:00 am at the First Baptist
Church in Denton with Rev. Brad Cockrell officiating. Burial will
be at Marysville Cemetery in Marysville, Texas.

Pallbearers will include Brian Shaw, Nelson Shaw, Clayton Love,
Robert Doty, Mike Amerman, and Kevin Wright. Honorary
pallbearers are James Smith and Mike Johnson.

Paul is survived by his wife, Darla Scott; daughter, Haley Anne
Scott; sister, Dana Johnson and husband Mike; and in-laws,
Jeanette Doty, Bob and Donna Doty. He is preceded in death
by his parents.
June 24, 1955
July 8, 2013
November 27, 1942
February 2, 2014

Charles Terry Schneider, 71, of Denton passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Terry was born November 27, 1942, in Arlington, TX, to T. C. (Dutch) and Gwendolyn (Tanner) Schneider. He
was a self-employed Realtor. He was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
A graduate of Gainesville High School, he received a bachelor of finance degree from the University of
North Texas.
Terry is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and David Andrews of La Verne, CA; brother and
sister-in-law, Bruce and Lisa Schneider of Denton; and two grandchildren, Abigail Andrews and Alexandra
Andrews of La Verne, CA. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and dear friend Elaine
Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Thomas Schneider.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. at St. Andrew Presbyterian
Church with Rev. Steve Plunkett officiating. Terry and his family request that in lieu of flowers memorials
be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St., Denton, TX, 76201. On-line condolences may
be left at
June 8, 1948 - December 8, 2014

Rickey Sewell went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 8, 2014 in
Spring, Texas at the age of 66. He was a loving husband, father, brother,
uncle, cousin and most importantly, Papa.

He was born in Gainesville, Texas on June 8, 1948.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Sewell of 45 years. They were married
February 22, 1969. Rickey is also survived by his three children and their
families.  He has a son Brian Sewell and spouse Joanna with grandchildren
Gary, Tony, Logan and Connor. He has a daughter Kristy Sewell Kreymer,
spouse Brian with grandchildren Mackenzi, Levi and Carson. He has a
second daughter, Kari Sewell Pratka, spouse Bobby with grandchildren
Connor, Trevor and Kaytlinn. He has a great-grandson Lakota. Rickey is
also survived by his sister, Doris Bush. He has many nieces and nephews
whom he also loved.

Rickey is preceded in death by his parents, Elvin Russell Sewell and
Lorene V. Sewell and his brother Russell Sewell.
Funeral services will be performed on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at
the Addison Funeral Home in Spring, Texas at 11:00am. His burial service
is on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:00pm at the Fairview Cemetery in
Gainesville, Texas. Reverend David Tolliver is officiating his services and
Myra Tolliver is blessing his services with song.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Pilots for Patients, an
organization very dear to Rickey’s heart. Donations can be made online
at or sent to 3127 Mercedes Dr,
Monroe, LA 71201.
“The Joy of the Lord is our Strength.”
Nehemiah 8:10b
March 9, 1953
July 19, 1974
May 2, 1947
January 23, 2010
December 12, 1952
October 4, 2014

Funeral services for Johnny Ray Scott, 61, of Gainesville, are set for
10:00 AM Friday October 10, 2014 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of
the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A visitation will be held at the
funeral home Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Johnny was born on December 12, 1952 in Denison to James Wilbert
and Anna (Charabet) Scott. He passed away on October 4, 2014 in

He is survived by his mother Anna of Gainesville; brother Jimmy Scott
of Dallas; sister Pat Dudenhoeffer and her husband Tim of Valley View;
daughter Jamie Layer and her husband Michael of Arvada, CO.; son
Barry Scott and his wife Ammie of Gainesville; grandchildren Seth
Burkhart, Elijah Layer, Levi Layer, Logan Scott, Kaleb Scott, and Ally
Scott; significant other Wanda Bonn of Fort Worth; step-daughter
Shelly Lowry and her husband Robert of Callisburg; Step-daughter
Brandy Bonn of Woodbine; step-grandchildren Colten Sparkman,
Dawson Reed, Jessica Lowry, and Nick Lowry.

He was preceded in death by his father Jim in 1999.
August 22, 1957
November 6, 2014

Janet Scivally Copeland, 57, of Midland, went to be with the Father on Thursday, November 6, 2014.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at First Baptist Church

Janet was born on August 22, 1957 in Gainesville, Texas to Weldon Thurman Scivally and Doris Ann Scivally.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University. She married the
love of her life, David Copeland, on September 4, 1982 in Gainesville, Texas. They raised three children
together, and she retired after the birth of their second child.

She is survived by her husband, David Copeland; son, Weston Copeland, and wife, Sarah; daughter, Cathryn
Copeland Wood, and husband, Conner; son, William Copeland; mother, Doris Ann Scivally; brother, Dale
Scivally, and wife, Jan; sister, Carol Herman, and husband, James; sister, Sandy Carpenter, and husband,
Craig; sister, Suzy Scivally; one grandson, Easton David Copeland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janet was a faithful servant of Christ, a devoted mom and wife, a friend who loved at all times, and a pearl
formed by adversity.  She will be remembered most by her unfailing faith.

The family requests that any donations be made to Midland Fair Havens, 2400 Whitmire Blvd, Suite 100,
Midland, TX 79705.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
Online condolences can be made at:
July 26, 1963
August 15, 2008
DOB pending
July 25, 2001
April 9, 1934
November 29, 2015
CLASS of 1952
JAMES EDWARD "JIMMY" SCHNEIDER. (April 9, 1934-November 29, 2015)
CLASS of 1952

GAINESVILLE - Funeral Services for James Edward "Jimmy" Schneider, 81, will be held at 11 a.m. on
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville with Rev. Bill Black
officiating. Interment will follow at New Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11
a.m., prior to the service.
Jimmy passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at River Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in
He was born on April 9, 1934 in Gainesville to Augustus and Maudie Dessrine (Horner) Schneider. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army and was a foreman at Joe Walter Lumber Company in Gainesville for many years.
Survivors include a brother, Bobby Allen Schneider of Gainesville; a sister, Betty Wright and husband,
Harvey of The Colony; nieces, Charlene Hardin of Pottsboro, Shelley Zimmerer of Muenster, Kathryn Alardin
Brenham and Kent Schneider of Gainesville; many loving great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Gus Schneider, Jr., Jack Horner and Virgle Schneider.

Brenda Schmitz, daughter of Frankie and Leona, was born in Gainesville
and raised as a member of the community circus. She was the first
female president of the student body of Gainesville High School, and
attended Christian College in Fulton, Mo for two years. Brenda completed
her B.S. at TCU in Speech pathology in 1962. After working briefly for the
Boulder, Co schools, she completed her M.S. in education of the deaf at
the University of Kansas, and later her educational administration

Brenda taught at the Lela P. Callier School for the Deaf in Dallas and was
both a teacher and teacher supervisor at the Callier Center, now part of
UTD. She was the much loved elementary principal at the Kansas School
for the Deaf in Olathe for 23 years and middle school principal for two

Brenda returned home to Gainesville in 1988 to work with her dad,
Frankie, as manager of Schmitz Properties. She participated in the
Gainesville Leadership Program and worked on the team to restore the
Santa Fe Depot and have it named a historic monument.

Brenda had lived in Denton since 1992 with her partner of 40 years,
DiAnne Allison. She served as a surrogate parent for students in Denton
ISD, was on the Advisory Committee for the Joe Dale Sparks school at
Denton City Juvenile Detention, and sat on a DISD Bond Committee
representing special education.

She died peacefully in her Denton home on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Survivors include: partner DiAnne Allison of Denton; children Hannah and
Gracie; cousins Dave and Landy Cooke, Sunya Brown, and Shalay and
Kelly Harrington.

In lieu of services, the family will conduct a private celebration-of-life
gathering later in the spring.

Memorials may be made to a no-kill animal shelter of one’s choosing.
June 8, 1948
December 8, 2014
October 9, 1958
April 29, 1994
March 18, 1940
February 27, 2016
January 8, 1932
January 21st, 2017
DOUGLAS EUGENE SCHAFER (January 8, 1932-January 21st, 2017)

Douglas Eugene Schafer was born on January 8, 1932 in Gainesville, Texas, to Harry and Alma Schafer. He
was preceded in death by his parents and a young daughter, Wendy Leigh Schafer.

Doug grew up in Gainesville where he graduated from Gainesville High School. He also attended North Texas
State University. Doug proudly served as a member of the United States Army.

Doug had many careers throughout his lifetime, and he always had to be busy. His 10 years with the Santa
Fe Railroad as a fireman/engineer began his love affair with trains. He spent 30 years in Quality and
Engineering at Texas Instruments. Following his retirement from TI, Doug took a couple of years off to
build their home at Lake Texoma. His next career was with the Plano Independent School District as a
school bus driver. He retired from there in 2001, and almost immediately went to work for Enterprise
Rent-A-Car. His retirement from Enterprise came when he passed peacefully into heaven for whatever
work our Heavenly Father has for him there. At the time of his passing he was at home with his wife and

Doug and Margaret, his beloved wife of 63 years, were high school sweethearts. Their love story rivals any
of the great ones in history as their devotion to each other has created a great legacy among their children,
family and friends.

Doug moved his young family to Plano in 1962. They joined the First Baptist Church where he has been a
member of the Reeves/Chapel Class for most of those years, and where he sang in the Sunshine Singers
Adult Choir for several years. He also supported the "I Love My Church" projects.

Doug watched and participated in the growth and development of the city of Plano. He served a term as
president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. There was not much that Doug could not do. His hobbies
included photography, writing short stories, flower gardening, model railroad layouts, all kinds of model
building, birdhouses for family and friends, hunting, fishing, boating, and teaching his children and
grandchildren gun safety and marksmanship. Doug was a champion marksman. He served as a soccer
coach, Cub Scout Master, and Indian Guide father. Doug enjoyed traveling with family throughout the
southwestern part of the United States, Texas state parks, and national parks. He also traveled with family
in Europe. He never passed a historical marker without stopping to read it. He loved doing anything that
had to do with Texas or Lake Texoma. Doug was an avid reader and history buff.

Doug is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughter Kimberly Carpenter and husband Rocky, sons Rick Schafer
and wife Kathy, Gary Schafer and wife Sharon, and Scott Schafer and wife Scherry; grandchildren Jared
Schafer and wife Becky, Sonny Gibson and wife Stephanie, Amber Gorski and husband Chris, Jeremy
Schafer, Zackary Carpenter, Ransom Carpenter, Connor Schafer, Christian Schafer, and Cailey Schafer;
great granddaughters Karly and Karsyn Schafer, sister, Trixie Chapman, brother and sister James and
Nancy Miller, sister-in-law Linda Miller, brother-in-law Brian Pearson, and numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends. A memorial service to honor the Lord and celebrate Doug's life will be held Friday,
January 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Plano, 1300 E 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75074.
There will be a reception immediately following the service to greet the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the "I Love My Church" Projects at First Baptist Church Plano or to the
American Cancer Society. - See more at:
December 25, 1948
September 04, 2017
December 25, 1948 - September 04, 2017

Ava Beth Schlaudroff Kleinmann was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on September 4, 2017. She was 68 years
old, a Christmas Angel, born on December 25, 1948 in Dallas Texas. Beth grew up in Gainesville and attended high
school where she graduated as the Valedictorian in 1966. That proved to be the first of her many scholarly honors. She
graduated from Texas Womans University with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her Masters in
Business Administration also from Texas Womans University with high honors. Along the way Beth was elected to
membership in many scholastic societies as well as Whos Who as a college student. She spent many hours sharing her
passion for learning with others, and tutored countless students who needed assistance.
Beth continued throughout her life to tutor and mentor many from all walks of life. Some of her greatest joys were
the several church mission trips to Bolivia to help fund and build a school. She was consummate in giving of her time,
talents and resources to help others and nurture the community.
Beths career included working as a college professor, computer programmer, Inventory Control Manager for Brown
Sharpe, Territory Manager for Burris Milling, as well as various managerial positions with Hughes Tool Company,
Newpark, Baker-Hughes and Grace Equipment Company. Additionally, she and her husband started three
oilfield-related companies; one of which sold, and the other two remain in business in Houston, Texas.
She married Kenneth S. Kleinmann. Together they raised three wonderful children: M. Craig Kleinmann of Mobile,
Alabama; Laura E. Watson of Conroe, Texas; and Jennifer K. Lahad of Houston, Texas. Beth was affectionately known
as Abby, Grammy, and Grandma K to her grandchildren, all of whom miss her terribly.
Beth is survived by her husband, three children, ten grandchildren, and many relatives including Tommy Crawford of
Leon, Oklahoma; Sue Cashion of Krum, Texas; Dwight Crawford of Sanger, Texas, Penny Hong of Rockport, Texas; Pat
Vary of Chicago, Illinois; her aunt Virginia Crawford of Burleson, Texas; Doug and Susan Kleinmann of Bridgeport, CN;
Richard Kleinmann of Lexington, KY and Kurt and Barbara Kleinmann of Dallas, TX, in addition to many friends and
business associates.
Beth follows her mother, Ruth B. Schlaudroff and brother, Richard N. Schlaudroff into a new life with Jesus. Her
interment will be a private family ceremony at Fairview Cemetery in the family plot. ALTHOUGH BETH WILL BE MISSED

Published on October 9, 2017
April 6, 1947
August 22, 2017
April 6, 1947-August 22, 2017

A memorial service for Linda Jean Sconce Burge, 70, of Cleburne will be conducted at 3:00 P.M.,
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in the Church of The Holy Comforter in Cleburne. Father Christopher Woodall will

Linda Jean Sconce Burge passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Ft. Worth. She was born April 6, 1947
in Gainesville to Sam and Linnie Laverne Landers Sconce. She married Robert Burge on Nov. 20, 1971
in Dallas.

Mrs. Burge and her husband were owners of Bob Burge Appliance. She was also a loving wife, mother,
grandmother and great grandmother. Linda was a member of the Church of the Holy Comforter.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 45 years, Robert Burge of Cleburne; daughter, Denise Joslyn
and husband Rick of Grand Prairie; son, Tommy Dooley and daughter-in-law, Deanne; grandchildren,
Chelsea George and husband Tyler, Nick Joslyn and Cheyenne Joslyn; great grandchildren, Addison
George, Carson George and Corbin George; one brother, Jerry Sconce of Gainsville; and a host of other
relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters,
Sammie and Clyda.
July 21, 1943
July 07, 2018
July 21, 1943
July 07, 2018

Harry,74, lost his short battle with brain cancer on July 7, 2018.. He graduated from Gainesville High School and Texas
Wesleyan. He worked for Bell Helicopter Textron in Hurst and Amarillo for 43 years.
He was active in his sons' lives coaching baseball and football during their younger years. He enjoyed hunting and outdoor
He is predeceased by his parents, brother, and grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Teresa, sons, Seth and Matthew,
mother-in-law, Betty Neeley, cousins, Lanny and Lindy Lewter, many wonderful friends and neighbors, and his furry child,
January 19, 1940
February 5, 2018
January 19, 1940-February 5, 2018

James Earl Scribner, 78, of Denton, TX passed away on February 5 surrounded by his family. Jim was born on January 19,
1940 in Lubbock, Texas and was the son of Earl and Vera Scribner. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1958 and
then attended Wichita State University where he played on a football scholarship. He married his high school sweetheart
Laura Ann Mercer in 1959. After college graduation, he moved his family to Kingman Kansas where he taught school and
coached HS football. In 1967 he brought his family back to Texas where he began his long and successful career in
insurance. For 50+ years he served his customers throughout the north Texas area, many of whom became lifelong
Jim was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying many years of golf, hunting and fishing with his boys. He was also a sports
enthusiast (lifelong Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan) and coached all of his sons throughout their youth, and
continued to volunteer and coach youth football for many years thereafter. Many people still think of and refer to him as
"coach". Jim was a very caring man, always willing to help someone in need no matter how big or small. For many years,
he held a golf tournament to raise money in support of the Carpenter Place Children's Home in Wichita Kansas.
Nothing brought Jim more joy than spending time with his 8 grandchildren. From the day each of them were born, they
were the focus of his time and attention. Whether it was weekend sleepovers at the Lake House, hunting, fishing, or
watching them play sports of all kinds, they were a constant source of pride and joy. He rarely missed a game and was a
'regular' in the stands in Aubrey, Sanger and Jenks, OK. He was extremely proud of every one of them and 'Papa' will be
greatly missed.
The family would like to give a heartfelt Thank You to April Woods for the countless hours of compassion and care she
has given to both Jim and Laura over the past year. Her kindness and willingness to provide help of any kind has been
appreciated more than words can say.
Jim and Laura were members of the Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, his
son David (Teisha) and children Paden, Wyatt and Emma, son Steven (Michelle) and children Cole, Collin and Kelsey, and
son Kenny (Tanya) and children Paige and Jarrett.
Visitation will be held at Singing Oaks Church of Christ on Sunday February 11 from 3:00-4:00 with memorial service
immediately following.
For those that may want to give a gift of love or remembrance in Jim's name, please consider a donation to the
Carpenter Place | 1501 N Meridian | Wichita, Kansas 67203 | 316.942.3221
Published on February 7, 2018
August 17, 2018
May 31, 1931
January 8, 2012
February 07, 1959
November 30, 2019
February 07, 1959 - November 30, 2019

Graveside services for Lanny Secrest, 60, of Whitesboro, are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December
4, 2019, at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Jason Hobbs officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to
8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 3, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Secrest was born February 7, 1959 in Gainesville to Merle and Betty (Mangum) Secrest. He passed away on
November 30, 2019 in Sherman.

Survivors include: mother Betty Secrest of Gainesville; sister Verna Worthey and husband Junior of Whitesboro;
sister Penny Secrest of Gainesville; brother Doug Secrest and wife Judy of Lindsay; several nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew.

Mr. Secrest was preceded in death by: father Merle Secrest; and brother Buck Secrest.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.