RUTH TYLER
December 6, 1958
February 21, 1993
CLASS OF 1974
TERRIE "VANZANDT"
MCGILL
October 8, 1960
August 1, 2001
CLASS OF 1979
ROBERT LEE USELTON
September 7, 1941
October 10, 2010
GISD TEACHER
MARK WACKER
June 16, 1953
August 25, 2006
CLASS OF 1971
LISA "WALKER" COLLUM
September 30, 1956
August 23, 2011
CLASS OF 1975
ROBERT LEE USELTON 1941-2010

Robert Lee Uselton, 69, of Gainesville, died Oct. 10, 2010 at Muenster Memorial Hospital.

Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. under the
direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service followed at 1 p.m. in the Nocona
Cemetery in Nocona.
Visitation was held Wednesday evening, Oct. 13, 2010 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Robert Lee Uselton was born Sept. 7, 1941 in Wichita Falls to Doug and Thelma (Crow) Uselton. He
graduated from Prairie Valley High School then served in the Army and in the Reserves. After serving he
attended East Texas State University where he graduated with his bachelor and Master’s in Science. He was
an agriculture teacher in Prosper from 1969 to 1972 and in Gainesville from 1972 to 2003. He was a member
of the Masonic Lodge. He was married in 1963 to Carolyn Coleen (Kennedy) Uselton. He enjoyed fishing,
hunting, cooking, gardening and his family.

Robert Uselton is survived by his wife, Carolyn Coleen Uselton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Lisa
Uselton and Chris and Lynn Uselton; eight grandchildren, Megan Uselton, Kate Uselton, Dylan Warren,
Lindsey Uselton, Stevie Warren, Ty Uselton, Kelly Uselton and Dalton Uselton and one great-grandchild on
the way.
He is also survived by one brother, Jim Uselton of Burkburnett and one sister, Mary Uselton Brandon of
Quanah.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Doug and Thelma Uselton.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Randolph, Craig Evins, Ashley Spikes, Brian Cartwright, Chris Glass, David Porter,
Travis Rosson, Tye Terry and Sam Prather.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Robert Usleton Agricultural Education
Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3011 Attn: Department Agricultural Sciences, Texas A & M University
Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429-3011
MARK WACKER 1953-2006

Graveside services for Mark Wacker, 53, formerly of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. today at Fairview
Cemetery.

Mr. Wacker died Aug. 25, 2006, at his residence.

He was born June 16, 1953, in Beaumont. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1971 and worked in
the oil field.

Survivors include brothers, David Wacker and Bill Hargrove, both of Denton.
LISA "WALKER" COLLUM
QUINLAN — Lisa Walker Collum, 54, passed away Aug. 23, 2011 in Quinlan.
She was born Sept. 30, 1956 in Nocona.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Gary Collum; children, Blair and Billy Collum; siblings, Suzanne Walker
Smallwood and Jack Walker; parents, Harry and Wanda Walker and mother-in-law, Dixie Collum.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Walker and a brother, Steven Bates Walker.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Dalton and Son Funeral
Home, 1550 N. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville.
To sign an online register or convey condolences, please visitwww.daltonandson.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dalton and Son Funeral Home.
LISA WALLIS
CLASS OF 1978

Services for Lisa Faye Wallis, 19, of 2730 Cookscreek Place in Dallas, were held at 4pm today in the First
Baptist Church.  Dr. Harry Roark and the Rev. Bob Rutherford officiated, followed by burial in Fairview
Cemetery, directed by George J. Carroll and Son.

Bearers were Chris Wolf, Glenn Wolf, Brent Boen, Greg Smith, Ricky Trammell and Jerry Feagan.

Miss Wallis died Wednesday night in an automobile accident in Dallas.  She was born June 30, 1960 in
Colorado.  She was a 1978 graduate of Gainesville High School, where she was a cheerleader, and a member
of the White Wave Drill Team and was co-captain of the Blue Blazes Drill Team in middle school. She was
working as a supervisor for an electronic firm in Dallas.

Survivors are her mother, Lillian Wallis of Gainesville; her father, Kenneth Wallis of Leonard; two sisters,
Kathy Wolf and Dianne Perrin of Gainesville; her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jones of Bonham, Mrs
Joe Combs of Leonard and Mrs. B.L. Knight of Trenton.
WANDA VAUGHN
March 20, 1939
September 4, 1989
CLASS OF 1957
MARTHA MARIE
WALKER HARDIN
DOB pending
March 30, 2009
CLASS OF 1966
STEVEN "STEVE" BATES
WALKER
March 30, 1961
August 1, 1982
CLASS OF 1979
MARTHA MARIE WALKER HARDIN  March 30, 2009
CLASS OF 1966

Memorial services for Martha Marie Hardin, 60, of Gainesville are
scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Geo. J. Carroll
and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Lorne officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial
arrangements are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll and Son
Funeral Home.
Ms. Hardin died March 30, 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore,
Okla.
Survivors include children, Charles Hardin, Corey Hardin and
Donald Hardin; parents, Joe Walker and Melissa Newsome and
siblings, Billy Parker, Omar Bryant, Patricia Parker, George
Bryant, and Eyvonne Tanner.
There is no visitation planned.
DON VAUGHN
DOB pending
October 18, 2011
CLASS OF 1967
GRETCHEN "WAGONER"
CRYE
July 18, 1943
May 30, 2003
CLASS OF 1960
LISA WALLIS
June 30, 1960
June 4, 1980
CLASS OF 1978
CHARLES WALLIS
March 25, 1939
September 8, 1954
CLASS OF 1957
CHARLES RAY WALLIS  (March 25, 1939-September 8, 1954)
CLASS OF 1957

Family links:
Parents:
George Earl Wallis (1900 - 1973)
Ida Mae McKinney Wallis (1907 - 1983)

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Plot: Division J
GRETCHEN "WAGONER" CRYE
CLASS OF 1960


Birth: Sanger, Tx. Death: Dallas, Tx. Buried: June 3, 2003

Note: Survived by husband Charles D. Crye.

Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
REBECCA ANN
"WALLACE" NEELY
January 30, 1952
September 26, 2016
CLASS OF 1970
REBECCA ANN "WALLACE" NEELY (January 30, 1952-September 26,
2016)
CLASS OF 1970

Rebecca Ann Wallace Neely (Becky), 64, passed away peacefully on
Monday, September 26, 2016, with her loving family at her side, ending
her courageous battle with cancer.
A celebration of Becky's life were held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at
2 p.m. at Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Avenue, Fort
Worth, Texas 76116.Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Free to Breathe, a charity that promotes lung cancer awareness
and a fight for a cure.
Becky was born January 30, 1952, in Natchez, Mississippi, the second
child and daughter of William Perry Wallace and Lava Ette Myers
Wallace. She attended school in Carthage, Texas, until her family moved
to Gainesville, Texas, where she graduated from high school. She
attended UT Arlington and Cooke County College while working at Texas
Instruments and U-Tote-Em. In 1978 she became a sales representative
for Frito Lay and worked there until her retirement earlier this year,
setting many regional and national sales records.
Becky married Michael Lynn Neely in June 1981, settling in Fort Worth,
Texas, where she resided until her passing.
Becky approached everything in life with exuberance and a beautiful
smile. Above all, her life and love centered on her children, Michael and
Katy. She took great pride in them and their accomplishments.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lava Wallace. Those
left to cherish her memory include her husband, Michael Lynn Neely
(Mike); son, CPT. Michael Lynn Neely Jr.; daughter, Kathryn Christine
Neely Page (Katy), and her husband, Raleigh Page; sister, Peggy Sue
Wallace Capps, and her husband Robert E. Lee Capps Jr. (Lee J.);
nephews Robert E. Lee Capps III (Trey) and his wife, Stephanie,
Jonathan Neely and Jason Neely; great nephew, Robert E. Lee Capps IV
(Ro), as well as a multitude of friends and admirers.
WALTER VINEYARD
April 02, 1922
August 25, 2016
CLASS OF 1939
WALTER VINEYARD
CLASS OF 1939

Walter was born Saturday, February 4, 1922 in Gainesville, Texas to Dock
and Voncile Vineyard and entered into eternal life with the Lord on
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at WNJ Regional Medical Center at the age of
94 with his family by his side.

Walter was a graduate of Gainesville High School and joined the U.S.
Coast Guard to serve his country. After retiring from the Coast Guard, he
worked in the oilfield and later for Chevron Oil Company where he retired
after 37 years.

Walter married Ada Marr on June 11, 1983 in Sherman.

Walter was an avid fisherman enjoying his outings with his brother Jack,
or anyone who would follow along. He also loved watching football and
boxing. He enjoyed meeting friends at the Dairy Queen on Sunset for
morning coffee for many years sharing stories and laughter.

A beloved husband to Ada, father and stepfather to Tommie and Reggie
and grandfather to all his grandchildren.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jack and
Raymond, grandson Tobye Lemons, 1st wife, Marjorie Vineyard, and 2nd
wife, Rose Lee Vineyard.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Ada, of the home; daughter,
Tommie Hoots (J.R.) of Murchison, TX; step-son, Reggie Marr (Barbara)
of Pottsboro, TX; sister, Dorothy Martin of Nocona, TX; grandsons, Robyn
Lemons, Joshua Marr, Kevin Hazelwood, Chad Hall, Toby Schnitker
(Krista), granddaughters, Tammy Golden (Robert), Micci Marshall
(Jason), 11 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.

The family wants to thank Advantx Health Care and Seven Sisters.
A very special thank you to his caregivers Regina, Leora, Coty and
Melissa who loved and cared for him.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 29, at
Waldo Funeral Home chapel with David Strasner officiating.

The family will receive loved ones one hour prior to services at the
funeral home and at the family residence at any other time.

Online condolences may be registered to the family at
www.waldofuneralhome.com.
DOROTHA L. “DOT”
"VINEYARD" MARTIN
January 15, 1920
March 29, 2017
CLASS OF 1937
DOROTHA L. “DOT” "VINEYARD" MARTIN
January 15, 1920 – March 29, 2017
CLASS OF 1937

NOCONA – Dorotha L. “Dot” Vineyard Martin, 97, died March 29, 2017 in Gainesville, TX.
A graveside service was at 1 p.m. March 31 at Nocona Cemetery under the direction of Jerry Woods
Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1920 in Gainesville to Doc and Voncile Vineyard. She was a graduate of
Gainesville High School, Class of 1937.
From 1940 she spent her adult life in Nocona where she co-owned a ladies’ dress shop downtown. She
also worked at Nocona General Hospital in the ‘50s and ‘60s. She was a member of Nocona Order of the
Eastern Star; a charter member of the Crepe Myrtle Garden Club and a member of the First Baptist
Church. She was a charter member of the Gee Whiz Band.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee; daughter, Lou Ann Martin and three
brothers, Jack, Raymond and Walter.
She is survived by her daughter, Dotty Doyle, Denton; granddaughter, Lee Martin and great-grandson,
Gavin Martin Colleyville.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX
76310 or The Carpenter’s Shop, Meals on Wheels, 400 Boston St., Nocona, TX 76255.
SUZANNE "TYLER"
MCCANN
December 31, 1960
January 28, 2019
CLASS OF 1979
SUZANNE "TYLER" MCCANN
December 31, 1960-January 28, 2019
CLASS OF 1979

Suzanne Tyler McCann, 58, of Port Aransas, TX passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 in
Gainesville. She was born to William A. Tyler and Sara Billie (Tippit) Tyler in Gainesville, Texas on
December 31, 1960.
She was a 1979 graduate of Gainesville High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin,
graduating with a degree in business.
After college, she backpacked all over Europe. Later she moved to Dallas and sold real estate. She
also spent a year and a half living in the Virgin Islands, working as a chef on a charter boat and
enjoying island life. Suzanne returned to Dallas where she met Charles B. McCann. They married in
April of 1991.
In 1995, they bought a sailboat and sailed the Caribbean for a few years. Along the way they had their
first daughter, Mary, who sailed with them on the boat. They returned to Corpus Christi, TX and
purchased the Jean Marie Gift store. Her daughter, Melanie, was born in Corpus Christi.
In 2004, Suzanne and her family moved to Mountain Springs, TX. The family lived on 10 acres and
raised horses, a cow, and goats. Suzanne loved milking the goats. She enjoyed making cheese and
yogurt from the fresh goat’s milk, as well as watching her daughters ride horses. She started the
group Keep Valley View Beautiful and was instrumental in procuring a grant for the community.
After moving to Port Aransas, TX in 2008 and attending massage school, she found her true passion in
life of helping and healing others. She loved teaching Qi Gong at the nature center, taking long walks
on the beach and swimming in the ocean with her large goofy dog, Alex.
In 2017, she opened a shop to practice Craniosacral therapy and sell health products.
For the last year and a half, Suzanne worked to accomplish everything on her “Bucket List”. She wrote
a book Mindfulness & Ice Cream, Five Secrets for a Sweet Life. She traveled to Mauritius, Africa where
she and Melanie took Craniosacral classes, worked with lions, rhinos, lemurs and swam with wild
dolphins. For the 2017 Christmas season she traveled to Ireland and France with Mary and Melanie.
In May of 2018, Suzanne was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. Until recently, she worked a full
massage schedule, remodeled a house damaged by Hurricane Harvey, and walked 3 miles on the
beach daily.
Suzanne was a gifted healer and spent hundreds of hours reading books and taking classes to better
her practice. She brought bliss, laughter, and happiness to those around her. She left no deed undone.
She was hardworking, selfless, and above all, loving.
For insight into Suzanne’s life and philosophy visit www.SuzanneMcCann.com and watch her 30 Days to
Enlightenment videos.
Suzanne is survived by daughter Mary McCann of Port Aransas; daughter Melanie McCann of Port
Aransas; step-Daughter Christie McCann Smith of Indiana; her special love, Steven Canion of Port
Aransas; brothers Gregg Tyler and his wife Cathy of Gainesville; brother Mark Tyler and his wife Mary
of Houston; brother Rod Tyler and his wife Ramona of Gainesville; father-in-law Bo McCann of Dallas;
brother-in-law Bo McCann Jr. of Costa Mesa, CA; nephew Andrew Tyler and his wife Leslie of Katy;
nephew Will McCann and his wife Stephanie of Plano; niece Kelsey McCann of Dallas; and numerous
cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by Charlie McCann, her parents and mother-in-law, Bobbie McCann.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, February 2,
2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. A celebration of life will take place Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM
on the beach in Port Aransas at marker C.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County.
KAREN LOUISE "WAITS"
BROOKS
June 25, 1958
January 19, 2019
CLASS OF 1976
KAREN LOUISE "WAITS" BROOKS
June 25, 1958 - January 19, 2019
CLASS OF 1976

A Memorial Mass for Karen Louise Brooks, 60, of Gainesville, will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday,
January 25, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. John Pacheco officiating.  A rosary will be
recited with a visitation to follow at 6:00 PM on Thursday at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Karen passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 peacefully at home with her husband by her side.

Karen was born in Fresno, California on June 25, 1958 to Lloyd and Esther Waits.  She graduated
Gainesville High School.  Karen met Ronnie Brooks and the two married on March 4, 1977.  She was
secretary at St. Mary’s for many years before pursuing her dream of owning her own quilt shop, Pass
Time Fabrics.

Karen loved spending time with her grandsons, bowling, watching the Texas Rangers play, and quilting
for friends, family and charities.

Karen is survived by her husband Ronnie; son and daughter-in-law Corey and Lorrie Brooks; son and
son-in-law Adam Brooks and Bradley Hils; grandsons Logan and Cooper Brooks; brother Andy Waits;
mother-in-law Juanita Brooks.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 931 N. Weaver,
Gainesville, TX 76240.