EDDY "WOFFARD" BALL
March 10, 1960
CLASS OF 1979
BARON WURST
1970
May 2006
CLASS OF 1989
JAMES RONALD “RONNIE” WOLFE 1949-2010

GUTHRIE, Okla. — Memorial services for James Ronald “Ronnie" Wolfe, 60, of Guthrie, Okla., are set for 11
a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 at the Gainesville VFW Pavilion, with Ronnie Quaid officiating under the
direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Ronnie was born on Oct. 18, 1949 in Love County, Okla. to Jim and Thelma Christine Harris Wolfe. Ronnie
grew up in Gainesville, attended Gainesville High School and played football. Ronnie died Monday, Aug. 9,
Corps from October 1967 to October 1969 and was highly decorated during the Vietnam war.

He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann Wolfe of Guthrie, Okla.; sons, Shawnee Nunley of California, Steven
Wolfe and wife Laurie of Lewisville, and Colby Wolfe of Denton; step-son, Colten McCutchen of Gainesville;
brothers, Don Wolfe and his wife Becky of Gainesville, Mark Wolfe and his wife Lisa of Gainesville and Hugh
Wolfe of Gainesville; father, Jim Wolfe of Gainesville; grandchildren, Alex and Carley Wolfe and several
aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 432, Guthrie, OK 73044.
JAMES RONALD
“RONNIE” WOLFE
October 18, 1949
August 9, 2010
CLASS OF 1967
EDDY DELL WOFFARD BALL, JR. 1960-2011

Death: unknown
Gainesville (Cooke County)
Cooke County
Texas, USA

EDDY DELL BALL, JR.

Graveside services for Eddy Dell Ball, Jr. are set for 10 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2011 at Fairview Cemetery with
the Rev. Mark Loewen officiating. Services are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Ball was born in Gainesville on March 10, 1960. He returned to Gainesville after serving in the United
States Marine Corps and worked in the construction and oilfield industries around Cooke County. He loved
his family, fishing and being outdoors. He was also talented in crafting wood and leather.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Wofford of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, David and Kim
Wofford of Gainesville; brother, Larry Wofford of Gainesville; sister, Lynda Wofford of Gainesville; father,
Eddy Dell Ball, Sr. of Campbell; brother, Brian Ball of Dublin, Ohio; brother, Greg Ball of Yorktown, Va.;
daughter, Cassandra Ball; grandson, Anson Rodriquez of Azusa, Calif.; four other children, and numerous
other family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., this evening, May 5, 2011 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home.
The Gainesville Daily Register, Thursday, May 5, 2011
HEATHER ROSE WOLFE
CLASS OF 2004

Graveside service for Heather Rose Wolfe, 22, of Gainesville is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairview
Cemetery with Rev. Scott Sundbye of Faith Lutheran Church in Gainesville officiating. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Miss Wolfe died April 28, 2008, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 22, 1985, in Gainesville to Mark and DeAnna (Smith) Wolfe. She graduated from
Gainesville ISD. She enjoyed animals and fishing. She worked in child care.

Survivors include her parents, DeAnna and Benny Skiles of Gainesville and Mark and Lisa Wolfe of
Gainesville; sisters, Sara Skiles of Cleburne and Kaci Skiles of Aledo; brothers, Joshua Wolfe of Saint Jo,
Brandon Wolfe of Gainesville, Zachary Wolfe of Gainesville and Erik Wolfe of Gainesville; grandparents,
Jimmy and Elaine Smith of Gainesville, and Jim Wolfe of Gainesville; great-grandmother, Helen Wyatt of
Gainesville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers are Brandon Wolfe, Jimmy Smith, Craig Smith, Tim Eldredge and Don Wolfe.
No visitation is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue; P.O. Box 405; Gainesville, TX 76240.
RICKEY DALE ZACHARY 1955-November 22, 2012


He was a graduate of the Gainesville High School Class of 1973. He was a supervisor for Cudd Energy Service
and owned and operated Ricks Security Storage. Rickey loved to ride motorcycles and was a loving father,
grandfather and son. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #210 in Gainesville and a member of Temple
Baptist Church.

Mr. Zachary died at his residence in Gainesville on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

Rickey Zachary is survived by his parents, Roby and Jean Zachary of Gainesville; daughters, Jennifer
Bossert and her husband Wallace of Collinsville, Megan Zachary of Gainesville, Hope Zachary of Durant,
Okla., and Krystal Zachary of Gainesville; brother, Roland Zachary of Arkansas; grandchildren, Katie
Bossert, Kyle Bossert and Regan Vinson; and former wives, Kathy Zachary of Gainesville and Cyndi Zachary
of Whitesboro.

Funeral services for Rickey Dale Zachary will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in the Christian Life Center
of Temple Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Chennault, church pastor, officiating.
A Masonic graveside service will follow in New Rest Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Toby Zachary, Mike
Ross, Jacob Estes, Bryan Davis, Cecil Puckett and Rick Trammell.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
HEATHER ROSE WOLFE
September 22, 1985
April 28, 2008
CLASS OF 2004
MARK JOSEPH ZWINGGI
CLASS OF 1979

A rosary for Mark Joseph Zwinggi, 20, the son of Leonard and Eleanor Zwinggi of 1102 University Drive will
be at 8 pm Tuesday at George J. Carroll & Sonn Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 10 am Wednesday
at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Placidus Eckart officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Zwinggi was born February 3, 1961, in Cooke County.  He was a student at Cooke County College and was
doing summer work at F. E. Schmitz Co.

He is survived by his parents; his grandmother , Eleanor Flusche of Gainesville, and several aunts and
uncles.
BOBBY WAYNE YOUNG  1940-December 22, 2005
CLASS OF 1958


Memorial services for Bobby Wayne Young, 65, of Whitesboro are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Fair Avenue
Baptist Church.

Mr. Young died December 22, 2005, at his residence in Whitesboro.

He was born July 1, 1940, in Big Canyon, Oklahoma, to Benjamin Franklin Young and Lucia Yvonne Young.  
He attended Gainesville High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 through 1966 during the
Vietnam War as an airman E3.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Young; mother, Yvonne Young of Gainesville; sons, John Young of San
Diego, California, Jeff Young of Spring Valley, California, and Jason Young of Spring Valley California;
step-daughter, Lashile Robinson of Whitesboro; four grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara
and David Wishard of Gainesville, Bennie and Rodgers Old of Kaufman, Shirley and Tony Sims of Whitesboro
and Carolyn and Larry Amaroso of Gainesville; 10 nephews and seven nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
JIMMY WOLFE   1985-April 13, 2013
CLASS OF 2003


Funeral services for Jimmy Wolfe, 27, of Gainesville are set for 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 17,
2013 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating. Burial will
follow in the Fairview Cemetery. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the funeral
home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Mr. Wolfe passed away April 13, 2013 in Cooke County.

Jimmy was born May 21, 1985 in Denton to Hugh and Sherry McElreath Wolfe. He loved the
outdoors and going to bull rides with his dad. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends.
Jimmy never met a stranger.

Mr. Wolfe is survived by his father Hugh Wolfe of Gainesville; daughter Lexie Wolfe of
Gainesville; fiancé Ashley Harrison of Gainesville; step-son Andre Lawson of Gainesville; sister
Brittany Gates of Gainesville; special brother Jammie Knabe of Gainesville; grandparents: Joe
Carroll McElreath of Gainesville, Jim Wolfe of Gainesville, and Betty Lucas of Wylie. He is also
survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.  Jimmy was preceded in death
by his mother Sherry Wolfe; grandmother Jane Sutton; uncle Ronnie Wolfe.

Pall bearers will be Casey Klement, Jared Cook, Zach Garner, Jammie Knabe, Randy Hart, and
Terry Shoemake. Honorary pall bearers will be Don Wolfe and Andre Lawson.
JIMMY WOLFE   
May 21, 1985
April 13, 2013
CLASS OF 2003
KENNETH YOUNGBLOOD
CLASS OF 1954

Funeral services for Kenneth Mearl Youngblood, 77, of Lake
Jackson, TX, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3,
2013 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Chapel with Rev. Larry
Kremling officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Mr. Youngblood went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 28,
2013. He died of surgical complications. He was surrounded by
his family and his loss will leave a hole in their lives forever.

Kenneth was born on November 16, 1935, in Sunset, Texas to
Joseph and Viola Youngblood. The sixth of seven children, he
lived on a farm in Hood until the family moved to Gainesville.
While at Gainesville High School he met his first and only
girlfriend, Wanda Gayle May. They married in 1956 and
eventually settled in Lake Jackson where Kenneth was
employed by Dow Chemical Company. He retired from Dow in
1993 after 37 years of service. After his retirement, he honed
his woodworking skills in his home workshop. He crafted
beautiful boxes and pens from exotic woods and loved seeing
the joy they brought to others. He was happiest when he was
covered in sawdust.

Kenneth was a good, hard-working man who loved his family
and was well loved by them. Husband, father, grandfather,
beloved brother, uncle and cousin are all roles he embraced
with enthusiasm and joy.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gayle May Youngblood;
two daughters, Rhonda Youngblood Hearne and husband,
David and Lesia Youngblood of Lake Jackson; two
grandchildren, Katherine and Kevin Hearne, both of Houston.
He is also survived by his sisters, Bonnie Hand of Chico,
Marjorie Tune of Gainesville and Elaine Mitchell of Indio, CA;
brother, Bobby Youngblood of Allen; sister-in-law Sue Cullum
and her husband Don of Gainesville; and many other loving
relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his stillborn daughter, Deborah
Kay Youngblood; stepbrother, William Cobb; and sister, Venita
Jo Hillis.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Habitat for
Humanity or the Pregnancy Help Center.
DAVID R. WRIGHT   (September 9, 1955 - July 29, 2013)

A memorial service for David Wright, 57, of Gainesville is set for 2:00 PM Friday, August 2, 2013, at the
First Christian Church with Rev. Mark Loewen officiating. Graveside services are private. No visitation is
planned.

David passed away on July 29, 2013 in Denton.   Mr. Wright was born September 9, 1955 in Gainesville to
Edwin Earle, Jr. and Ona Roberts Wright.

David is survived by his wife Crystal Wright of Gainesville; daughter Victoria Wright of Fort Worth; father
Edwin E. Wright Jr. of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law Edwin E., III and Josie Wright of Dallas; aunt
Caroline Cunningham of Gainesville; aunt Joy Craig of Fort Worth; cousin and her husband Paula and Doyle
Roberts of Gainesville; cousin and her husband Allison and Paul Fuchs of Keller; cousin and her husband
Susan and Truman Lamineck of Houston; life-long friends Glen Thurman of Gainesville and Larry Lewis of
Lawton, OK.Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his mother on May 31, 2013.   Elders of the First Christian
Church will be pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 401 N. Dixon St., Gainesville, TX 76240.
LINDA WOLFE SMITH
DOB pending
November 7, 2009
CLASS OF 1967
BOBBY WAYNE YOUNG
July 1, 1940
December 22, 2005
CLASS OF 1958
WILLIAM EUGENE WYATT
CLASS OF 1979

William Eugene Wyatt was born June 6, 1961 in Gainesville, Texas to W.C and Helen Wyatt. After
graduating from Gainesville High School in 1979, he went on to graduate from Cooke County College in
1981 and attended University of Arlington. After college, he resided in Denton for the past 30 years.
Gene started Wyatt Cable Services in the late 80’s, growing with the industry; he became a successful
satellite contractor.  He enjoyed many things in life including fishing/hunting, sports, music, and
vacationing. Gene cherished the company of friends and was often known as the life of the party. He
was an avid dart player helping his team win championships. His greater passion in life was being a
father to his three children and spoiling his grandson.
Gene was welcomed into Heaven on June 14, 2014.

He is survived by children Destani L. Erwin, William Nathaniel Wyatt, Bryan A. Wyatt; Grandson,
Connor Erwin; Brother, Ronald Wyatt and wife Debbie of Gainesville, TX; Sisters, Linda Vaughn and
husband Dickey of Abilene, TX, Nancy Murray and husband Bill of Greer, SC; Pets, Clifford and Casper.
He was preceded in death by his parents W.C and Helen Wyatt; Brothers, Darral Wyatt and Linden Ray
Wyatt; Sister, Elaine Smith.
Us kids, are our fathers garden, us kids are his legacy. He will always be with us.

Visitation will be held at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:
30pm. Funeral services will be held at Cross Timbers Community Church Denton campus on Saturday,
June 21, 2014 at 10am. Precession will follow at Fairview Cemetery of Gainesville with Ron Wyatt,
Kevin Smith, Alan Lundy, Daryl Coolen, Kevin Brown, and Danny Wiggin serving as pallbearers.
FLOYD WYATT
November 26, 1933
March 24, 2014
CLASS OF 1952
BEVERLY "YOUNG"
VINEYARD
November 9, 1941
August 26, 1998
CLASS OF 1959
RANDY WAYNE
ZACHARY  
July 16, 1952
September 5, 1989
CLASS OF 1970
RANDY WAYNE ZACHARY
CLASS OF 1970

Birth:         Jul. 16, 1952
Death:         Sep. 5, 1989


Burial:
Nelson Grove Cemetery
Oak Ridge
Cooke County
Texas, USA
BEVERLY "YOUNG" VINEYARD (November 9, 1941-August 26, 1998)
CLASS OF 1959


Family links:
Spouse:
Kimberly Ann Vineyard (1966 - 2011)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Gainesville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Plot: Division L, lot 25
FLOYD WYATT (November 26, 1933-March 24, 2014)
CLASS OF 1952

Wyatt, Floyd C.
80, of Sun City, AZ passed away on March 24, 2014 peacefully. Floyd's career led him to be a life long labor
leader. He was also involved in the early infrastructure of several Arizona highways and dams. As an avid
Arizona fisherman and outdoorsman he spent quality time with family and friends. He was the loving
husband of Billie K. Wyatt, and father of James Wyatt, Georgia Brown, Floyd (Bud) Wyatt III, and Lu Anne
Martin and their spouses. Floyd was grandfather to eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren;
brother to John Wyatt, Patricia Barnard, and Linda Hammon as well as a dear friend to so many. Graveside
services will be on Friday at 12:30 o'clock at the Veteran's Memorial cemetery located at 23029 N. Cave
Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ. ARIZONA REPUBLIC 2 APR 2014

Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: SEC 63 SITE 153
TERESA RENE WORTON PRATHER (August 8, 1960 - June 14, 2015)
CLASS OF 1979

Thackerville, OK - Loving wife, mother and grandmother, Teresa Rene' Prather, passed away Sunday, June
14, 2015 at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville at the age of fifty-four. She was born August 8, 1960
in Rankin, Texas to James Melvin and Mildred Hope (Davis) Worton. Teresa married Mike Prather July 27,
1979 in Gainesville. She loved quilting, sewing and cooking and was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 18th at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Thackerville with
Rev. Johnny Reed officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Prather of Thackerville; daughter, Mary Pearman of Enid, Oklahoma;
son, Michael James Prather of Thackerville; mother, Mildred Worton of Thackerville; sisters, Janeth Reed
and her husband Steven of Thackerville and Vickie Reed of North Dakota; brother, James Worton of
Thackerville; five grandchildren, Daylan Prather, Reagan Prather, Miranda Pearman, Leah Pearman and
Letty Pearman; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Teresa was preceded in death by her
father.
MELTON FLOYD "BUD" WOODS (May 25, 1934-December 15, 2005)
CLASS OF 1953

A world class auctioneer, entrepreneur, father. There has never been a nicer, kinder, more compassionate
man that loved and cared about all things, to walk this earth than this man. Our loss is heaven's gain.


Burial:
Jacob Shannon Evergreen Cemetery
Montgomery County
Texas, USA
MARK ALLAN WOLFE
May 31, 1958
October 26, 2015
CLASS OF 1976
KENNETH YOUNGBLOOD
November 16, 1935
May 28, 2013
CLASS OF 1954
MICHAEL JOHN YOUNG
July 9, 1946
June 7, 1980
CLASS OF 1964
WILLIAM EUGENE WYATT  
June 6, 1961
June 14, 2014
CLASS OF 1979
DAVID R. WRIGHT
September 9, 1955
July 29, 2013
CLASS OF 1972
MELTON FLOYD "BUD"
WOODS
May 25, 1934
December 15, 2005
CLASS OF 1953
DON WOODS
DOB pending
January 6, 2002
CLASS OF 1965
MARK ALLAN WOLFE (May 31, 1958-October 26, 2015)
CLASS OF 1976

A memorial service for Mark Allan Wolfe, 57, of Gainesville, is set for 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 3, 2015
at the First United Methodist Church. No visitation is planned.

Mark was born on May 31, 1958 in Gainesville to Jim and Christine (Thurman) Wolfe. He died in his home on
October 26, 2015, and now is in the arms of his Savior.

Mark was born and raised in Gainesville, and graduated from GHS in 1976. He was a devoted husband,
father, and grandfather. He loved his blended family, they were his heart and soul. Mark was a born
storyteller who regaled his children with funny and awe inspiring adventures of his childhood growing up
amongst his many uncles, cousins, and his lawman father.

He loved to fish, camp, and drive through the country to look at wildlife. He will be greatly missed by his
family.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Shilts Wolfe; son Joshua Wolfe and his wife Charlcie; son Erik Josey and his
wife Jammie; son Brandon Shilts and his wife Tyler; and youngest son Zachary Wolfe. He is also survived by
his father Jim Wolfe; brother Don Wolfe; brother Huey Wolfe; and grandchildren Kerstin, Logan, Little Erik,
Emma Rose, and Mark Eli.

He was preceded in death by his mother Christine; daughter Heather; brother Ronnie; and nephew Jimmy
Wolfe.
DOLLY ANN "WOODS"
BALL
February 09, 1951
December 18, 2015
CLASS OF 1970
MARK JOSEPH ZWINNGI
February 3, 1961
June 21, 1981
CLASS OF 1979
RICKEY DALE ZACHARY
July 27, 1955
November 22, 2012
CLASS OF 1973
ROY PATRICK  YOUNG
February 12, 1952
August 28, 1969
CLASS OF 1970
TERESA RENE "WORTON"
PRATHER
August 8, 1960
June 14, 2015
CLASS OF 1979
DON WOMMACK
DOB pending
July 5,2012  
CLASS OF 1962      
DOLLY ANN "WOODS" BALL
CLASS OF 1970

Memorial services for Dolly Ann Ball, 64, of Gainesville, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ball was born February 9, 1951 in Gainesville to Merle Richmond and Ann Lou (Nixon) Woods. She
passed away December 18, 2015 in Gainesville.

Survivors include: son Jimmy Lynn Hale of Gainesville; daughter Christina Leigh Manners and husband Paul
of Kingston, OK; daughter-in-law Cindy Dale of Sherwood Shores; grandchildren: Jacob, Morgan, Brian,
Hailey, and Kaden; great-grandchildren: Adalee, Autumn, and Bella; sister Kathy Buckaloo of Callisburg;
brother David Woods of Callisburg; and nieces: Sherri, Jeanie, and Tonya.

Mrs. Ball was preceded in death by her parents and son Morgan Wayne Hale.
JOANN ELIZABETH "WOLF"
HERMES
March 14, 1941
December 11, 2016
CLASS OF 1959
JOANN ELIZABETH "WOLF" HERMES (March 14, 1941-December 11, 2016)
CLASS OF 1959

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joann Elizabeth (Wolf) Hermes, 75, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. John Pacheco officiating. Interment will
follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13 at Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home with visitation to follow.

Mrs. Hermes passed away December 11, 2016 in Denton.

Joann was born March 14, 1941 in Gainesville to Adam and Mary (Schroeder) Wolf and was a graduate of Gainesville
High School. On November 21, 1959, she married Walter Hermes at St. Mary’s in Gainesville. Mrs. Hermes enjoyed
traveling, both domestically and abroad, visiting many different countries through the years. She was also a skilled
gardener and seamstress. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Mrs. Hermes treasured most her time spent
with family.

Survivors include: husband Walter Hermes of Gainesville; son Dwayne Hermes of Dallas; daughter Sharla Hermes
and husband Ross Foster of Colleyville; son Dennis Hermes and wife Lisa of McKinney; grandchildren: Katie, Abby,
Ryan (Randa), and Harper; three great-grandchildren; brother Adam Wolf and wife Alma of Muenster; brother
Walter Wolf and wife Georgia of Gainesville; and brother Johnny Wolf and wife Fran Carroll of Wimberley.

Mrs. Hermes was preceded in death by: her parents; sister Mary Arendt; brother Ed Wolf; and brother Lee Wolf.
Devon Brinkley. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Brinkley, Colton Brinkley, Ryan Brinkley, Josh Brinkley, and
Anthony Brinkley.
EDWIN E. WRIGHT III
June 07, 1952
September 13, 2016
CLASS OF 1970
EDWIN E. WRIGHT III (June 07, 1952-September 13, 2016)
CLASS OF 1970

Edwin E. Wright III was born in Gainesville, Texas, on June 7, 1952, son of Ona Roberts Wright and Edwin E.
Wright Jr. He graduated with honors from Gainesville schools while competing in track and field, basketball, and
football. He received a full athletic scholarship in track to the University of Texas at Austin, graduating magna
cum laude, followed by a NCAA Track Scholarship to the UT School of Law. While at UT, he was captain of the
track team and was recognized as an All-American athlete, which he counted as one of the best times of his life.

He was father to two children, Natalie Ann and Edwin "Winn" Wright IV. He was nephew to Caroline Cunningham
and Joy Craig, uncle to Victoria Wright, Laura Clark, and Ryan Wilson, cousin to Paula Roberts, Allysan Fuchs,
and Susan Laminack, brother-in-law to Crystal Wright, and brother to David Roberts Wright, who preceded him in
death.

He wished to be remembered not only as a father, brother, son, sprinter, but also as an upstanding member of
the Dallas and Gainesville legal communities, where he was a trial lawyer practicing civil litigation and personal
injury law. He served as president of the American Board of Trial Advocates' Dallas chapter, was named a Texas
Super Lawyer and one of the Best Lawyers in America for over 25 years. He was a frequent lecturer on litigation
issues and conducted mock trials with law students in Poland.

A memorial service for Ed will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home in Gainesville, Texas, with the Rev. Mark Loewen officiating, followed by a reception at the First
Christian Church of Gainesville at 401 N Dixon St. No visitation is planned.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Lewis, Glen Thurman, JC Flowers, Mike Simpson, Al Ellis, Jack Ayres, Bill
Sullivant, and Larry Sullivant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas or to one of the
Wright Family scholarships at North Central Texas College.
DONALD "DONNY" RUSSELL
YOUNG
November 30, 1957
September 23, 2017
CLASS OF 1976
DONALD "DONNY" RUSSELL YOUNG
November 30, 1957 - September 23, 2017
CLASS OF 1976

DONALD "DONNY" RUSSELL YOUNG
Graveside services for Donny Young, 59, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Wednesday,
September 27, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Rick Isham officiating. The family will receive
friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Wednesday at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Young passed away September 23, 2017 in Gainesville.
Donny was born November 30, 1957 in Gainesville to Charles Russell and Mary Lou (Winters) Young Jr.
He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1976. Donny worked for Sante Fe Railroad before he had
a long career with Gainesville Glass Co. He enjoyed fishing, singing, collecting tools, rocks, and polished
glass, and was skilled in crafting stained glass. Most of all, Donny treasured the time spent with
family, particularly his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include: son Walton "Walt" Russell Young and fiancé Stephanie Annarella of Ponder;
daughter Sandee Deann Mercer and husband Derek of Whitesboro; grandchildren: Michigan, Gavin,
and Lindsay; brother Ronny Young and wife Debbie of Lake Kiowa; brother Kenneth R. Young and wife
Mi-Ja of Denton; and mother of his children, Deann Bellar of Gainesville.
Mr. Young was preceded in death by: his parents; and grandson Russell James Mercer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Noah's Ark Animal Shelter.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
COACH DAVID ROBERT
YOWELL
February 13, 1942
May 9, 2018
Gainesville High Coach
COACH DAVID ROBERT YOWELL
February 13, 1942-May 9, 2018 (Age 76)
Gainesville High Coach

David Robert Yowell, age 76, died on Wednesday, May 9th, in Waxahachie, Texas. He was born on February
13th 1942 to T.J. and Neva Yowell and was the oldest of their two children. David graduated from Sherman
High School in 1960, before earning his associates degree at Oklahoma State College in 1962.
Between 1962 and 1964 David attended Austin College where he lettered in football and baseball, before
transferring to Southeastern Oklahoma State University as a Graduate Assistant earning his Bachelor of
Science Degree and his Masters of Education Degree.
David began his fifty-two year coaching and teaching career, spanning high school and college, in 1965,
beginning at Bells High School. By 1970 David was coaching at Gainesville High School. It is here he met
Sandra Cozort, and after briefly dating, David and Sandra became engaged before marrying on December
26th 1970.
In 1977 David and Sandra welcomed their first child, Coby, into the world, with their daughter, Ashli,
arriving in 1980, to complete the Yowell family.
By 1984 David and his family were living in Waxahachie, where he coached the defensive line for the
Indians. David's passion was coaching and that passion was rewarded in 1992 when Waxahachie won State.
In 1994 he coached the Texas High School Coaches All Stars. Between 1997 and 2001, David coached
football at McMurry University, Abilene.
David was a proud member of First Baptist Church, Waxahachie. He loved to serve his Lord and Savior,
Witness to others and serve his Church. David was an Ordained Deacon, former choir member, greeter, and
has attended numerous mission trips.
As Coby and Ashli grew up David remained a constant source of support and guidance for them. As they
went on to have families of their own, David eased into the role of Gramps taking great pride in all of his
grandchildren's accomplishments, no matter how big or small they were.
David was preceded in death by his parents T.J. and Neva Yowell. He is survived by his wife Sandra Cozort
Yowell, son Coby and wife Brooke of Graham, daughter Ashli Clark and husband Russell of Waxahachie,
brother Bill Yowell and wife Linda of Sherman, brother-in-law Tom Cozort of Angleton, grandchildren Talan
and Teren Yowell, and Harper, Camden, Oliver and soon to be Lenni Clark; a niece and several nephews
along with a host of family and many wonderful friends.
David loved people. He has never met a stranger and would greet everyone with his sweet smile and a big
hug. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. David Yowell will be missed by
everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10:00 AM Monday, May 14, 2018 at First Baptist Church of
Waxahachie with Dr. David Ritsema and Dr. Leroy Fenton officiating.
Visitation with the family is scheduled for Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Wayne Boze
Funeral Home in Waxahachie.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.
www.waynebozefuneralhome.com