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MARK WILKINSON
December 29, 1961
August 31, 1998
CLASS OF 1978
LINDA SUE WILLIAMS
CLASS OF 1973

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the Westminister Presbyterian Church for Linda Sue Williams, 18, of
717 N. Clements Street.  The Rev. Kyle Thurman will officiate, with interment in Fairview Cemetary.

Miss Williams died early Wednesday morning in Baylor Hospital from injuries received in a one-car accident
August 29 on Moss Lake Road.  She had been in critical condition with severe head injuries since that time.  
She was a 1973 graduate of Gainesville High School, where she was active in the music department, Future
Homemakers of America and the student council.

Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Mildred Williams of Gainesville; her father Virgil D. Williams of Gainesville;
grandmother, Mrs. Vena Williams of Rubottom, Oklahoma; and maternal grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Rhodes of Burneyville Oklahoma.
RICKY VIRGIL WILLIAMS  1953-AUGUST 3, 1975

Services are scheduled today at 4 pm for Ricky Virgil Williams of 717 N. Clements Street, who died Sunday
morning in a Dallas hospital following an automobile accident last week, at Westminister Presbyterian
Church.  Officiating will be Rev. Kyle Thurman and burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction
of George J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Williams was seriously injured in a two-car accident on July 21 five miles west of Muenster on Us. Hwy 82.  
He was first taken to Muenster Memorial Hospital but was later transferred to Parkland Hospital in Dallas
where he remained in serious condition until his death Sunday morning.

Williams was born on October 9, 1953 in Burneyville, Oklahoma, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Williams.  He
was an employee of the Santa Fe Railroad.

Survivors include his parents; four brothers, Keith, Gary, Bryan and Johnny, all of Gainesville; paternal
grandmother, Mrs. Vera Williams, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rhoades of Burneyville.

Bearers will be Bobbie Huthinson, David Reed, Steve Simons, Stan Clay, Andy Andrews, Jerry Stansbury,
and Gary Lubbers.
CHARLES MARION WILSON
February 22, 1933
March 13, 2007
CLASS OF 1950
CHARLES MARION WILSON 1933-2007

Services for Charles M. Wilson, 74, of Gainesville are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Whaley
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Spencer officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview
Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Mr. Wilson died peacefully at his residence Tuesday, March 13, 2007, from complications of a
hip fracture. Charles also had Parkinson’s Disease for a number of years.  He was born in Myra,
Texas, on February 22, 1933, to Johnie W. and Dorothy Dae Wilson. After living in Waxahachie
and Greenville, Charles and his family moved to Gainesville in 1945 where he graduated from
Gainesville High School in 1950. Charles then attended Arlington State College and graduated
from Texas A&M; with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1955. After graduation, he served for
two years as First Lieutenant in the Army.

After military service he returned to Gainesville in 1957 and went into the farm implement and
machinery business with his father. That business evolved into Wil-O-Mac, Inc., a steel
products distributing company which he owned until retirement. For the last several years,
Charles has been co-owner of Schad & Pulte Welding Supply with his daughter, Kaye and son-
in-law, Derrick Campbell. He was instrumental in the land development of the neighborhoods
in the northeast area of Gainesville including the Wheeler Creek addition and the Creek
Development. He was also a director of the Gainesville National Bank for 25 years.

In 1959, Charles married Rebekah A. Wilson, daughter of the late Rev. Fitzhugh M. Talbot and
Elsie Talbot Moore. Rev. Talbot was minister of Whaley Memorial Methodist Church at that time.
Charles was an active member of Whaley United Methodist Church where he has served on
numerous committees including the Administrative Board, Finance Committee, and Memorials
Committee. He served as Chairman of the Building Committee for the present church location
on Rosedale and was a faithful member of the Chancel Choir for 50 years.  Charles was also
very active in community affairs. He served as President of both the Chamber of Commerce
and the Cooke County United Way. He served on the board of Cooke County Hospice and was a
member of the local A & M Club and Masonic Lodge. Charles was a member of the Rotary Club
for 50 years with 35 years of perfect attendance, and held several positions including Director,
Vice President, and Club President in 1966-67.

He is survived by his wife, Becky Wilson of Gainesville; a daughter and son-in-law, Kaye and
Derrick Campbell of Gainesville; a son and daughter-in-law, Byron and Janet Wilson of Culver
City, California; and four grandchildren, Jacob and Isabelle Campbell and Natalie and Jessica
Wilson. He was also survived by a sister, Jean Westfall of Richardson, Texas; aunts and uncles,
cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Johnie W.
Wilson, Jr.; and sister, Joan Dae McMahon.
THOMAS WILSON 1957-2009

Graveside services for Thomas Wilson, 51, of Gainesville are set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday July 14, 2009 at
Carroll Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Thomas Wilson died July 10, 2009 at North Texas Medical Center.

Thomas was born on June 23, 1957 in Gainesville to Merlin Wilson and Toni Barnes Wilson. He attended
Gainesville High School and graduated in 1976. He was employed at Country Boy Grocery and was a care
giver. For the past 10 years he was disabled. He loved hunting, fishing, and visiting with friends.

He is survived by a sister, Kathy Thomas of Gulf Port, Miss.; half-brothers, Kenny, Randy, and Donny Wilson
of Gainesville; step-sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Dean Forney of Gainesville; step-brother and
sister- in-law, Lacy and Karen Shotwell of Whitesboro; aunt and uncle, Dale and Bobbie Robinson of
Lampoc, Calif. and John Flora Mae Wilson of Gainesville and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Donny Wilson, Kirk Wilson, Kinzy Wilson, Colten Wilson, Carl Wilson, Jeff Simmions, Tim
Pethgrew and Doyle Scruggs.
A visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Monday night at the Geo. J. Carroll Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetic Association.
SHIRLEY ANN "WILSON" FRANKLIN
CLASS OF 1980

Memorial services for Shirley Ann Franklin, 53, of Gainesville, were held at an earlier date at Mt. Olive First
Missionary Baptist Church in Gainesville with Preston Brown officiating.

Mrs. Franklin died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

She was born Aug. 31, 1960, in Gainesville.

Survivors include children, Douglas Wilson, Shirley Marie Franklin, Annis Franklin and Helen Franklin;
mother, Marie Wilson; and siblings, Alice Jackson, Linda Wilson and Sarah Pleasant.
VICKIE "WILSON" MONKRES
CLASS OF 1980

Vickie Sue Monkres, 39, of Paris died Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas at which time
Bright-Holland Funeral Home received her into their care.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott
Cox and the Rev. Mike Lawson officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction
of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church.

She was born on Aug. 20, 1962 in Gainesville to James E. and Bonnie Sue Rosson Wilson. She married Steve
Monkres on Sept. 24, 1982 in Gainesville. She was a teacher at Chisum Elementary School, a member of the
Southside Baptist Church and had lived in the Paris area for 17 years. She always had a smile and saw the
positive in all people. She went the extra mile to do things to help her students, such as working during the
summer months to gain grants for the Chisum School System. She was named District Teacher of the Year
in 1998-1999.

Most important in her life was the Lord, her daughters, her husband, her family, school and church. She was
a "mom" to all who knew her. She enjoyed gardening and had numerous pets.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Herman Monkres.

Survivors include her husband, Steve; two daughters, Shelbie SueAnn and Sarah Katherine "Sadie", both of
the home; her parents; her mother-in-law, Claudine Monkres of Thackerville, Okla.; a sister, Sheila Smith
and husband Wayne of Era; a niece, Allison Smith, and a nephew, Nathan Smith, of Era; and many aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Greg Hillis, Jeff Hillis, Byron Berry, Van Tooley Sr., Quint Creighton and Craig Keenum. If
desired, contributions may be made to Chisum School in memory of the deceased to establish a memorial
scholarship fund for students striving to become teachers.
MARY LOU WINTERS YOUNG    (December 14, 1933 - March 28, 2013)
CLASS OF 1952

Funeral service for Mary Lou Young 79, of Gainesville are set for Saturday March 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at
Harvey Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Jordon Johnson officating with burial to follow in Fairview
Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday March 29, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Geo. J.
Carroll and Son funeral home. Mary Lou passed away on March 28, 2013 in Gainesville.

Mary was born on December 14, 1933 in Gainesville, Texas to Issac Mason and Hallie Evelyn Holder Winters
Mary was the oldest of seven children. Mary was a lifelong resident of Gainesville where she graduated from
Newsom Daugherty Memorial High School.. She married Charles Young on April 3, 1954 in Gainesville. Mary
Lou was a longtime employee of Lone Star Gas. she retired after 30 years of service. Mary Lou was a
faithful member of Harvey Street Baptist Church where she played the piano and organ and also sang in the
choir. She had a love of music that she passed down to her three sons.

Mary Lou is survived by her husband Charles Young, sons and daughters in law Ronny and Debbie Young of
Lake Kiowa, Donny Young of Gainesville and Kenny and Mija Young of Denton, six grandchildren, seven
great grandchildren, brothers Bill Winters of Gainesville, John Winters of Fremont Calif.and sister Martha
Bond of Gainesville She.was preceded in death by brothers Jerry Winters, Samuel Winters, sister Phoebe
Winters. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. You may sign the on line
registry at geojcarroll.com.
JERRY WILLIS
October 10, 1962
February 23, 2009
CLASS OF 1982
RUBY M "HICKS"
WILCOXSON
August 27, 1925
January 17, 2013
GISD TEACHER
RUBY M "HICKS" WILCOXSON
GISD TEACHER

Ruby M. Wilcoxson, age 87, of Georgetown, Texas passed away on January 17, 2013 in Georgetown. She
was born August 27, 1925 in Gainesville, Texas to William Jefferson and Letha Mae (Willis) Hicks. Ruby
graduated from Harris Teachers College in St. Louis, Missouri. She dedicated her life to teaching and taught
for over 20 years in the Gainesville Independent School District before her retirement.

Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Shultzabarger and husband John of Georgetown, Tx; daughter, Letha
Gramlich of Corpus Christi, Tx.; grandson, John A. Shultzabarger and wife Sallie of Denver, Co.; grandson,
Don Gramlich of Richmond, Texas; grandson, Austin Gramlich of Richmond, Texas, granddaughter, Monica
Soland and husband Erick of Corpus Christi, Tx; great grandsons, Charles, Joshua, and Luke Soland of Corpus
Christi, Tx; great granddaughters, Daniella and Carley Gramlich of Houston, Texas.

three sisters were known as "Hicks Little Angels".

guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.
NANCY "WILLIAMS"
GRAVETTE
April 2, 1944
April 4, 2011
CLASS OF 1962
SHIRLEY ANN "WILSON"
FRANKLIN
August 31, 1960
February 18, 2013
CLASS OF 1980
RICKY VIRGIL WILLIAMS
October 9, 1953
August 3, 1975
CLASS OF 1972
NANCY WILLIAMS GRAVETTE
CLASS OF 1962

WHITESBORO — Funeral services for Nancy Gravette, 67, of Whitesboro, are set for Thursday, April 7, 2011
at 2 p.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Nancy was born in Gainesville on April 2, 1944 to Raymond and Neva Atkinson Williams. She passed away
Monday, April 4, 2011 in Whitesboro. Nancy worked for Amigo’s restaurant for 20 years. She enjoyed her
children, grandchildren and fishing anytime that she had the time.

She is survived by her son Mike Gravette of Whitesboro; daughter Lisa Ramsey of Port St. Lucie, Fla.;
daughter Amy Hand of Whitesboro; son David Gravette of Whitesboro; grandchildren Lee Gravette, Shawn
Gravette, Jake Gravette, Seth Gravette, Sara Gravette, Brent Ramsey, Cody Ramsey, Casey Ramsey,
Brock Gravette, Aubrey Hand, Chris Gravette and D.J. Gravette; great-grandson Parks Ramsey. She is also
survived by her brother and sister-in-law Charles and Betty Williams of Callisburg; brother and sister-in-law
Billy and Margaret Williams of Valley View; sister Sara Dozier of Gainesville; and sister and brother-in-law
Cindy & J.D. Dutton of Gainesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Alan Gravette, and a sister Linda Howser.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

You may sign the online registry at geojcarroll.com.
VELTON WILLIAMS,SR.  
August 9, 1922
September 13, 2013
STAFF GISD/PRINCIPAL
FRANKLIN AND MCMURRAY
ELEMENTARY AND GAINESVILLE
MIDDLE SCHOOL
THOMAS WILSON
June 23, 1957
July 10, 2009
CLASS OF 1976
VELTON WILLIAMS SR.
STAFF GISD/PRINCIPAL FRANKLIN AND MCMURRAY ELEMENTARY AND GAINESVILLE
MIDDLE SCHOOL

Funeral services for Velton Williams, Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at
Hillcrest Church of Christ with David Gray officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  
A family visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home.
Velton C. Williams, Sr., 91, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, peacefully
surrounded by family at his home.
He was born in Dexter to Wesley Lee and Alberta Williams on Aug. 9, 1922.
Soon after the family moved to Southmayd, he helped manage and work the family farm.
After graduating from Southmayd High School he attended the University of North Texas. In
1942, he joined the Army Air Corp and he served with distinction in WWII. He served in the
China-Burma-India Theatre and was awarded the Bronze Star. Before he was deployed, he
married the love of his life, Norma Raye Klas of Southmayd, on July 4, 1943. After the war he
continued his education and received his bachelor and master degrees from Austin College. He
taught school and coached in Southmayd while completing his master’s degree.  In 1951, the
young couple moved to Gainesville where he started employment with Gainesville
Independent School District. He was the principal at Franklin Elementary, at Gainesville Junior
High School and at J. Frank McMurray Elementary. He retired after 38 years of dedicated
service to the school district.
Velton and Norma served the Gainesville community over 40 years in various organizations.
Their favorite hobby was volunteering. Together, they amassed over 6,154 hours of service to
Gainesville Memorial Hospital. Velton was an avid golfer and they both enjoyed playing bridge,
family vacations and their trips abroad.
If there is one thing that defined his life, it was his love for the Lord.  As a young man, he was
one of the pulpit preachers for the Church of Christ in Whitesboro. In 1965, he was a charter
member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ, where he served faithfully as a deacon and elder for
38 years. He taught Bible classes, served on numerous committees, led mission trips and
worked with all aspects of the church’s ministry.
He is survived by his sister, Barbara Langham of Hurst; son, Curtis Williams and wife Judy of
Bellaire; daughter, Debbie Scott and husband Mike of Oklahoma City; son, Wes Williams and
wife Cindi of Grapevine; grandchildren, James Scott and wife Claire of Oklahoma City, Jared
Scott and wife Jessica of Oklahoma City, Amy Saunders and husband Brad of Dubai, UAE, Josh
Williams of Grapevine and Kim Jordan of Carmel; great-grandchildren, Ben, Ella Klas and
Reese Scott; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Coy Lee Simmons of Fort Worth; and his
loving wife of 67 years.
The family would like to give special thanks to Bobbie Mayfield and Earlyne McCage for their
loving care of our father. Also, a special thanks to Home Hospice, Lynda Sandmann and Sally
Bigley for their dedicated service to our family.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.                                         
LINDA SUE WILLIAMS
August 24, 1955
September 5, 1973
CLASS OF 1973
DARIN WILDE
May 30, 1966
October 1, 1989
CLASS OF 1984
RICKY DALE WILBORN
December 31, 1953
CLASS OF 1972
BO WILLIAMS
December 19, 1950
July 12, 2005
CLASS OF 1969
SAMUEL BLANE WILSON
December 11, 1962
May 4, 2015
CLASS OF 1982
SAMUEL BLANE WILSON (December 11, 1962-May 4, 2015)
CLASS OF 1982

A memorial service for Samuel Blane Wilson, 52, of Gainesville, is set for
11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home with Pastor Clyde Chapelle officiating, and Elder Clarence Hardin
and Pastor Ronny Phillips assisting.

No visitation is planned.

Blane was born unto the late Lavon Washington and Samuel Crowley on
December 11, 1962 in Bonham, Texas.

He was a 1981 graduate of Gainesville High School. Blane earned his
associates degree from North Central Texas College.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lavon; and his sister, Wanda
Lanell Taylor.

Blane leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Courtney Wilson;
step-daughter, Chloe Christian, and daughter, Trinity Wilson, all of
Gainesville; sister, Sheena Berryman of Gainesville; sister, Lavonna
Wright of Sherman; sister, Rochelle Wilson of Louisiana; brother, Russ
Gooden of Wichita, Kansas; brother, Alander Doggins of Sherman; and
brother, Johnny Doggins of Fort Worth. He is also survived by a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends who will dearly
miss him.

You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
RICKY DALE WILBORN (December 31, 1953-January 5, 2006)
CLASS OF 1972

Death:         Jan. 5, 2006
Grayson County
Texas, USA

Family links:
Parents:
Don Everett Wilborn (1928 - 1956)
Pearline Kemp Sappington (1932 - ____)

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Plot: Division H, lot 88
GARY DONVUE "BO" WILLIAMS (December 19, 1950-July 12, 2005)
CLASS OF 1969

Family links:
Parents:
Tony Williams
Joyce Laverne Williams (1933 - 2008)

Inscription:
PSALM 89:11-16
SUNRISE: DEC 19, 1950
SUNSET: JULY 12, 2005
LOVING SON OF ANDREW AND JOYCE

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
CRAIG WILSON
CLASS OF 1996

Craig was born to Kenneth Wilson and Janie Whisenant. Craig was employed in the oil field industry.

Craig is survived by his wife, Amanda; a daughter, a son, his parents, a sister, Leslie and grandmother,
Tommie Skinner.

Funeral services for Craig Wilson 31, of Gainesville will be held on Oct. 24, 2009 with David Gray officiating.

Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
SAMMY WINTERS
December 20, 1943
CLASS OF 1962
MARY LOU "WINTERS"
YOUNG   
December 14, 1933
March 28, 2013
CLASS OF 1952
VICKIE "WILSON"
MONKRES
August 20, 1962
June 23, 2002
CLASS OF 1980
CRAIG WILSON
June 13, 1978
October 22, 2009
CLASS OF 1996
CONNIE WILSON TIMMS
CLASS OF 1977

Funeral services for Connie Wilson Timms, 56, of Gainesville, are pending
with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Timms passed away October 30, 2015 in Denton.

Connie was born January 8, 1959 in Gainesville to John and Flo
(Huddleston) Wilson. She worked at Weber, had a bus route, and most
recently worked at WinStar. She was an accomplished seamstress,
having completed many fine quilts. She also enjoyed crafting and
scrapbooking. She treasured the time spent with her children and
grandchildren. A kind and welcoming person, Connie touched many lives
and had countless friends. Although, Connie would say she didn’t consider
anyone just a friend – they were family.

Survivors include: husband James Timms of Gainesville; son Harvey Lee
Pankratz, Jr. and wife Cassie of Gainesville; daughter Sabrina Michelle
Proffer and husband Jeremy of Whitesboro; son Charlie Joe Pankratz of
Gainesville; grandchildren: Braedyn, Harmony, Alyssa, Bailey, Michael,
Madelyn (Maddie), and Memphis; parents John and Flo Wilson of
Gainesville; brother Ronnie Wilson and wife Linda of Gainesville; sister
Joyce Wilson of Gainesville; sister Sherry Glenn of Gainesville; and
brother Carl Wilson of Gainesville.

The family encourages everyone to wear blue, Connie’s favorite color, at
the services to celebrate her life.
CONNIE "WILSON" TIMMS
January 08, 1959
October 30, 2015
CLASS OF 1977
JAMES T. WILLIAMS
February 23, 1949
April 29, 2017
CLASS OF 1966
JAMES T. WILLIAMS
February 23, 1949 - April 29, 2017
CLASS OF 1966

Graveside services for James Thomas Williams, 68, of Woodbine, are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Thursday, May
4, 2017 at Nelson Grove Cemetery with Rev. James Kittrell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00
to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 3 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Williams passed away April 29, 2017 at his home in Woodbine.
James was born February 23, 1949 in Gainesville to Hardie Elisha and Delma Lee (Daily) Williams. He was raised
harvesting cotton and peanuts on the family farm in Thackerville. A retired veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves,
Mr. Williams served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 with the 3/5 Cav. and is a Life Member of VFW Post 1922. He
married Alecia Hodges on July 23, 1971 in West Columbia, TX. Mr. Williams was a carpenter, worked in the oil
field, and retired from Peterbilt. He was a member of Woodbine Baptist Church.
Survivors include: wife Alecia Hodges Williams of Woodbine; daughter Caressa LeAnn Huddleston of Callisburg;
son James Delane Williams and fiancé Jaime Monkres of Era; grandchildren: Shanna BreAnn, Parker Lane, and
Ashtyn Skyler Huddleston; sister Vivian Cummings of Winston-Salem, NC; sister LaRue Beal and husband Miller
of Gainesville; brother David Fine and wife Vicky of Meeker, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and
friends.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by: his parents; sister Myrtle Bailey; sister Rebecca Kittrell; and brother John
E. Williams.
Serving as pallbearers are: Jonah Kittrell, Casey Fine, Charlie Hodges, Jackie Barnes, Delane Williams, and
Parker Huddleston. Honorary pallbearers are: David Fine, Jody Lyons, and Cory Huddleston.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com. - See more at:
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JOE "BILL" WILLIAM
WILSON
May 16, 1932
April 07, 2018
CLASS OF 1950
JOE "BILL" WILLIAM WILSON
May 16, 1932 - April 07, 2018
CLASS OF 1950

Joe passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Joe was born in Sivells
Bend on Frog Bottom on May 16, 1932 to V. Elmo and Lilly Wilson. He graduated from Gainesville’s
Newsome-Daughtry Memorial High School in 1950. He was drafted into the army after working as a ranch
hand with his father. Joe married the love of his life, Bobbye Jean (Reeves), on November 2, 1953. They
were married on a Monday night because he had a three-day leave from the army before being deployed to
Germany during the Korean War. They spent fifty-three years together before her death in 2007.

After he returned to Texas, Joe and Bobbye made their home in Gainesville where he graduated from Cooke
County College, transferring to North Texas State. He spent his career with National Supply, retiring in 1987.
While working for National Supply, he--along with three others--chartered, Nascoga Federal Credit Union in
1956 by putting up five dollars each. Today, Nascoga is a $94 million credit union. As great as he was as a
business man, he was an even greater and beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In
retirement he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at the deer lease, the VFW and at Lake
Texoma. Joe was actively involved with VFW Post 1922, serving as the commander for several years. Joe
was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #210, receiving the Golden Trowel Award in 2007. He had a sharp
wit, a great sense of humor and loved a good story.

Joe is survived by son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Melissa Wilson of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law
Marla and Jerry Woods of Gainesville; grandchildren Jill Linnell and husband Mark and Cassie Woods; great-
grandchildren Ethan, William, Ella and Eli; sister Patsy Wilson; and brother Jerry Wilson.

Joe was proceeded in death by his sister, Louise Wilson; parents; and his wife.

The funeral service to celebrate Joe’s life is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.  Interment, with military and Masonic
honors, will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday,
April 9 at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers are: Jeremiah Gaither, Billy White, Ricky Greene, Les Porter, David Porter, and Brian
“Oscar” Winters.  Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Jim West, Bill Riley, Hugh Porter, Johnny Barnes,
Jack Greene, Tim Gaither, George Grounds, and Dugan “Bob” Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Auxiliary 1922, PO Box 2026, Gainesville, TX 76241-2026.
JOHN MEYERS WILSON
April 03, 1935
December 31, 2017
CLASS PENDING
JOHN MEYERS WILSON
April 03, 1935 - December 31, 2017
CLASS PENDING

Funeral services for John Meyers Wilson, 82 of Gainesville, are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Wiley Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. The family will
receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 4 at the funeral home.

Mr. Wilson passed away December 31, 2017 in Denison.

John was born April 3, 1935 in Gainesville to Carl Howard and Minnie Ann (Leftwich) Wilson. He married Flora Mae
Huddleston on September 21, 1957 in Fort Worth. Although Mr. Wilson stopped attending school at an early age to sell
newspapers in order to help his family, he eventually earned a degree to become a reserve deputy for the Cooke County
Sherriff’s Department. He retired as an inspector following 30 years with Weber Aircraft. A man of many talents, Mr.
Wilson was also a mechanic, locksmith, licensed pilot, built his own airplane, and was well known as “Happy the Clown”,
entertaining children at parties and hospitals by making balloon animals. His hobbies also included: dirt track stock car
racing, horseback riding, and traveling with his wife on their motorcycles. Mr. Wilson was loved by many and will fondly be
remembered.

Survivors include: son Ronnie Wilson and his wife Linda; daughter Sherry Glenn; daughter Joyce Wilson; and son Carl Wilson,
all of Gainesville; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by: his wife of 60 years, Flora Mae Wilson; his parents; daughter Connie Wilson Timms;
grandson Jody Wilson; brother: Carl Jr., Howard, Jack, and Herbert; and sisters: Leta Hobbs; and Anna Belle Scott.

Serving as pallbearers are: Casey Glenn, Cordy Glenn, Jake Wilson, Chris Glenn, Lee Pankratz, Charlie Pankratz, Bryan
Wilson, and Jeremy Proffer.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Ronnie Sue Pankratz and Sheila Morrell for the care given to their parents.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas, 3001 Knox St., Suite 200, Dallas, TX
75205.
ROSE MARIE "WILSON"
MORRIS
December 26, 1929
April 19, 2017
CLASS OF 1947
ROSE MARIE "WILSON" MORRIS
December 26, 1929-April 19, 2017
CLASS OF 1947

Funeral   services   for   Rose Marie  Morris,  87,  of  Denton,  are  set  for  2:00  PM  Monday,  April  24,  2017  at  the  Geo.  J.  
Carroll  &  Son  Funeral  Home.  Burial  will  follow   in   the   Callisburg   Cemetery  under  the  direction  of  Geo.  J.  Carroll  &  
Son  Funeral  Home.  A  visitation  will  be  held  at  the  
funeral   home   on   Sunday,  April  23,  3017  from  4:00-6:00 PM.

Rose was born on December  26,  1929  in  Gainesville to Michael Oden Wilson Sr. and  Mildred  Rose  (Henry)  Wilson.   She   
passed   away   Wednesday,  April  19,  2017  in Corinth.

Rose  Marie  was  a  member  of  the  First  Christian Church in Gainesville, Denton   Rebekah   Lodge   #18,   Independent  
Order  of  Odd  Fellows Denton Lodge #82, Belle  Moon  #90  OES  in  Gainesville,   Denton   LEA   #123,  Denton  LAPM  #41,  
and  lifetime  member  of  the  Gainesville VFW Auxiliary.

She  is  survived  daughter Connie  Peyrot  of  Denton;  daughter   Jocelyn   Frost   of   Denton;  sister  Linda  Hackler  of  
Denton;  sister-in-law  Helen   Wilson   of   Pampa;   5  grandchildren;  13  great-grandchildren;  and  numer-
ous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her  parents;  husband  John  William Morris in 2003; sister  Catherine  Montgomery;  and  brother  
Michael  Oden  Wilson Jr.
You  may  sign  the  online  register  at  www.geojcarroll.com
WANDA "WILSON"
THOMPSON
March 31
August 17, 1999
GHS STAFF/TEACHER
CLASS OF 1947