Our Obituaries

Judith Diane Toscano

July 11, 1940 - January 22, 2018

Judith Diane Toscano, age 77 of Dallas, Texas died January 22, 2018 at her home in Dallas. She was born July 11, 1940 to George and Betty Reynolds in Bloomington, Indiana. Judy married Ronald David Heines in November 1961 at the Indiana University chapel in Bloomington, then raised their daughter Terri Lynn in Cincinnati, Ohio. Judy retired as a phlebotomist after having gone back to school in...
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Betty Earle Tandy

August 24, 1925 - January 20, 2018

Born August 24, 1925, passed away peacefully from death into new life with the Lord on January 20, 2018 at the age of 92. She was known to all her in wife circle of influence as woman of profound faith, deep wisdom, intense love, active compassion, and absolute integrity. She leaves behind her two daughters, Marsha Mills and Vicki Taylor; four grandchildren, Sean and Kristin Mills and Derek and...
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Mary Gay George

April 19, 1923 - January 19, 2018

We labor to come into this world and we have learned what a labor it is to leave this world. Labor pains normally are full of hope. Mom had that hope..hope of eternal life in Heaven with Jesus. Even with that hope, Mom was reluctant to leave this world and her loved ones in it. She squeezed every drop out of this life, just like she squeezed lemons over and over, and tea bags over and over. ...
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Victoria Helen Monroe

November 23, 1924 - January 18, 2018

Victoria Helen Monroe was born on November 23,1924 in Houston, Texas. She was the daughter of George and Sadie Vafedes. In 1939 she married Joseph Monroe to whom she was devoted until his death in 2009. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jacqueline Mattson, in 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Lynne Barta, and son-in-law, Jerry Barta, six grandchildren and 13 great...
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Nanette Lalumia

May 19, 1951 - January 17, 2018

Nanette was born in Fort Worth on May 19, 1951. She was the youngest daughter of Margaret and Burney Jerden. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Joseph Frank Lalumia, her son, Joseph Allen Lalumia, her daughter, Laura Lee Nofziger, and her older sister, Yolanda "Sissy" Teegerstrom. She grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Castleberry High School. She met Joe during her first year...
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Joseph Patrick Connelly

January 28, 1940 - January 17, 2018

Joseph Patrick Connelly was called to be with our Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He was born on January 28, 1940 in Paris, Texas and was adopted at birth by John Aloysious and Gladys Thompson Connelly. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Mary, and his brother, James. He is survived by his niece, Judy Kennedy, and sisters-in-law, Gay Addington and Fern Connelly. He...
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Edna Jean Belt

October 27, 1945 - January 15, 2018

Edna Jean Belt, age 72 passed away on January 15, 2018 in Dallas, TX. Edna was born October 27, 1945 in Monett, Missouri. Edna is survived by her sisters, Jerry Belt, Janice Greene, Donna Belt, Gail Belt and Patricia Belt. Nephews, Nick Greene, Clint Greene, Gary Roetto and Ronnie Roetto and nieces, Susan Frazier and Shari Hood. Edna is preceded in death by her parents, Geraldine and Nick Belt...
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Charlotte Ruth Peters

March 27, 1930 - January 15, 2018

Charlotte Ruth Peters, 87, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on January 15, 2018.She was born in Dallas, Texas on March 27, 1930 to Theo Gladys Davis and Jesse Monroe Strong. On June 3, 1948 Charlotte married Lowell D. Peters. The couple had three children, Charles, Jeanie, and David. Charlotte was very involved in her church, Shiloh Terrace Baptist, where she was a charter member. She taught...
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Sarah Nicole Hollingsworth

April 19, 1980 - January 14, 2018

Nicole Jacocks Hollingsworth, 37, born on April 19, 1980 in El Paso, TX, passed away January 14, 2018. She died peacefully surrounded by many members of her family. Nicole was raised in the Lakewood area of Dallas and attended Lakehill Preparatory. She was a very loving mother of two children, who were the center of her world. For several years, she owned and operated "Nicole's Fresh-n-Local Farm...
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Barbara Fecko-Gettman

August 29, 1939 - January 11, 2018

Barbara Rose Fecko-Gettman, age 78, died on Wednesday January 11, 2018. Barbara was affectionately known as 'Rosie' was a Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, born on August 29, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Bernard and Lillian Fisher. Barbara was blessed to have the love of 2 wonderful men. After graduating high school she was married in May 1959 to Joseph W Fecko. They were...
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Sherman Cecil Lemaster

April 6, 1943 - January 9, 2018

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Virginia E. Dill

October 21, 1924 - January 8, 2018


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Allen Scott Terry

September 20, 1960 - January 8, 2018

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Aidan Collier

August 27, 2000 - January 8, 2018

Aidan Collier passed away on January 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He was born August 27, 2000 in Austin, Texas to Kelly Kaheny Collier and Matthew Collier. Aidan was raised in Austin and moved to Dallas in 2016 and attended The Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy in Austin and Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas.He was a student, musician and artist. In his spare time, Aidan was a creative soul and an...
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Perry Stewart

October 18, 1942 - January 7, 2018

Perry "Buck" Stewart Jr., 75, the longtime theater critic at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram known for his raspy voice and trademark ponytail, died Sunday, Jan. 7, from complications stemming from an October 2017 incident in which he was struck by a truck as he was walking across the street to deliver coffee to volunteers at his church. He suffered numerous injuries, including a traumatic brain...
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Glenda Foote

October 29, 1926 - January 6, 2018

Glenda Foote was born in Fulbright, Texas, in 1926, and went to her heavenly home on January 6, 2018 at the age of 91. She is proceeded in death by her father and mother, Albert and Opal Hutchinson, three sisters, Elaine Chennault, Betty Hudson, and Alta Loven, and a daughter, Carol Lynn Foote.Glenda spent most of her youth in Paris, Texas. She entered the Cadet Nursing Corps training program...
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Guinn Stell Fetner

April 25, 1929 - January 5, 2018

Guinn Stell "Curly" Fetner was born in Randolph County, Alabama, on April 25, 1929. He was the middle child in a family of 7 children born to Joseph Bryan Fetner and Irene Heflin Fetner. Ahead of him in birth order were Ella Mae, Charles Wyatt, and Rena Jo. His younger siblings were Handley Virgil (Flat Top), Martha (Mot), and Robert Klein (Shiny). He and most of his siblings were called by...
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Flossie L. Hilscher

April 27, 1925 - January 3, 2018

Hilscher, Flossie “Loraine” Poppino, 92 born on April 27, 1925 in Braggs, Oklahoma. She passed away peacefully at Baylor Scott and White, White Rock on January 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Hilscher Jr.Loraine was very active at her church, Catholic Daughters and ITC. She was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone where she had a great best friend,...
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R.W. William Braden

October 3, 1931 - January 2, 2018

Rochus William ("Bill") Braden, most recently of Dallas but previously of El Paso, passed to his eternal reward on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11:40PM. He was 86. Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Concepcion Braden of Dallas and El Paso; and their two children, Barbara Elaine Trotta, and her husband, Gary of El Paso, and Paul Andrew Braden, and his wife, Virginia of Dallas. He is also...
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Anthony Thomas Caronna

March 18, 1923 - January 1, 2018

Anthony T. Caronna, Jr., 94, passed away January 1, 2018 in Dallas, TX. He was born in 1923 in Dallas, TX, to Elizabeth Rose and Anthony Thomas, Sr.Anthony was born in a house in Dallas located where the Fair Park Lagoon is located today. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was an avid beekeeper and as a board member of the Dallas County Farm Bureau, he wrote resolutions to protect...
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Luther Baker Johnson

August 21, 1931 - December 29, 2017

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Nellie Ruth Murphy

February 3, 1921 - December 27, 2017

Nellie Ruth Murphy was born February 3, 1921 in Ennis, TX and passed away December 27, 2017 in Mesquite, TX. A graduate of Forest Ave High School, Nellie worked for Sears Roebuck, during WWII then becoming a stay at home mom until returning to the workforce outside of the home when she began working as school secretary for DISD. She advanced in her career with DISD in administration, working as...
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James Clare Wallace

March 27, 1925 - December 27, 2017

Jim passed away peacefully December 27, 2017. He was born in Dallas, TX, March 27, 1925 to James and Frances Wallace. He was preceded in death by both parents, as well as a sister, Frances Miller. In 1947, Jim married the love of his life, Freida Johnson, and was married 67 years till she passed away in 2015. Jim retired from the Dallas Police Department after 29 years, and was proud to serve...
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Tien Pham

September 17, 1977 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Mary Isabelle Wearden

April 3, 1926 - December 17, 2017

Wearden, Mary Isabelle Toups entered into everlasting life on December 17, 2017, after passing peacefully at her home with family members by her side. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend. "Mary Belle" was born on April 3, 1926 to George and Margaret Toups in Beaumont, Texas. She had two brothers, John and George Jr. She attended St Anthony Catholic School where she was a member of the...
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Valera Dell Haynes

August 2, 1924 - December 16, 2017

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Margot Renate Andre

March 2, 1922 - December 16, 2017

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Adan C. Cantu

May 18, 1927 - December 13, 2017

Adan Cantu Cantu, a beloved and devoted husband, father and grandfather passed from this life on December 13, 2017. He was born to Juan Cantu and Beatrice Cantu Cantu of Lasara, Texas on May 18, 1927 and lived most of his life in the Rio Grande Valley, only recently residing in Dallas.Adan was the first in his immediate family to graduate college and was a respected educator in the Edinburg...
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Carolyn Turner Noble

July 22, 1932 - December 13, 2017

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Thomas E. Pacey

February 16, 1950 - December 12, 2017

Tom Pacey was born in Bryan, Ohio to parents John and Betty Pacey. He then traveled with his family to Massachusetts, New Jersey and Michigan before coming to Arlington, Texas.Tom attended Trinity University in San Antonio where he received his BA. While at Trinity he was a member of the Chi Delta Tau Fraternity. His fraternity brothers remained his close, life long friends. At Trinity he was...
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Josephine Bevacqua

August 4, 1916 - December 9, 2017

Josephine Bevacqua, 101, passed away December 9, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at home in Dallas, Texas, where she spent most of her life. She was the last of five siblings, born August 4, 1916, in Tabasco, Colorado to Attilio Bevacqua and Lucrezia Perri Bevacqua, immigrants from Calabria, Italy, to pass from this world.Her early life was hard, as her father left the family, and her...
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Sybil Marie Duncan

September 7, 1934 - December 9, 2017

Sybil Marie (Kubacak) Duncan, 83, passed away December 9, 2017. The daughter of Anton and Mary (Lefner) Kubacak she was born September 7, 1934 in Jarrell, TX. Sybil spent her entire working career taking care of others as Licensed Vocational Nurse. She loved the Dallas Stars and loved listening to Neil Diamond. Sybil will be greatly missed. She is survived by her sons, Thomas and Christopher...
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Anna Suhay Troster

February 6, 1923 - December 5, 2017

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Brianna Annette Flood

September 23, 1999 - December 1, 2017

Brianna Flood is now our angel and is watching over her mother, Lana Flood, her brother, Jett Clifton, her father Brian Flood, her large extended family, and has joined her brother, Landon Flood, in Heaven. Although shy and often misunderstood, she began to come in to her own within the last year. Brianna wanted to help others and to make a difference in the world. She valued peace, love, and...
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Finetta Susan Statser

March 11, 1952 - November 30, 2017

Finetta Susan Statser, age 65, passed away on November 30, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She was born on March 11, 1952 in Muleshoe, TX and she graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1970. She married Johnny Lynn Killough in 1970 and the couple had two children.She was a caretaker majority of her life. In her spare time, Finetta enjoyed cooking, playing, dominoes, and finding new ways to care for the...
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Anna Jennett Claire

January 21, 1936 - November 25, 2017

Born January 21, 1936. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, full time homemaker, and a good friend to many others, passed away on November 25, 2017 at the age of 81. She was married to husband Horace for 60 years. Jennett is survived by her sons David, Paul, John and daughter Frances Hager. The Claire family will greet friends at the Funeral Home on Friday, December 1, 2017 from...
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Dorothy Ruth Pritchard

July 13, 1924 - November 23, 2017

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Anna Marie Smith

August 13, 1934 - November 21, 2017

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Robert Lee Knaggs

June 6, 1923 - November 13, 2017

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Mary Teresa Dodd

September 24, 1932 - November 13, 2017

Mary T. Dodd, age 85, died on Monday, November 13 at C. C. Young Senior Care in Dallas. From her birth in September of 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she nourished and supported the people around her and her family. Mary Dodd was an only child, mostly raised by her grandmother, and attended Hallahan Girl's Catholic High School on 19th Street. She married Robert S. Dodd Sr and moved with him...
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Guy Henry Prater

October 21, 1930 - November 12, 2017

Guy Henry Prater, eighty-seven, died peacefully on November 12th, 2017 in Mesquite, Texas. Guy was born on October 21st, 1930 in San Angelo, Texas, the son of Guy Crutcher Prater and Pauline Louisa Turn. Guy learned at an early age that he had a creative side. He played clarinet in high school, and was a member of the Bobcat Band in San Angelo. He loved photography from an early age which...
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Carlos Alberto Blanco

December 8, 1978 - November 11, 2017

Carlos "C Los" Blanco entered into eternal glory on November 11th, 2017. Known by his family and friends for his sense of humor, jokes and restaurant tips, Carlos left his mark on all of those around him. Carlos was born in Honduras on December 8, 1978 and was brought to America by his father and stepmother at the age of 8 years old. Growing up in Nacogdoches, he enjoyed goofing off with...
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Charles William Arensman

August 12, 1927 - November 11, 2017

Charles William Arensman passed away peacefully on November 11, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. Bill was born August 12, 1927 to Walter and Mary Chick Arensman in Metropolis, IL. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Edith Todd Arensman, his daughters, Mary Arensman and Carol Arensman Grissom, his son-in-law, Chuck Grissom, all of Dallas TX, his sister, Joann Hammack of Oviedo, FL...
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Janet Elaine Amburn

June 24, 1960 - November 7, 2017

Janet E. Amburn Age 57 passed away on November 7, 2017 in Dallas TX. Janet was born on June 24, 1960 to Mary Ann and Jimmy Ray Amburn and was raised in Mesquite TX.Janet loved God and her country. Janet enjoyed her life with a fervor and all creatures big and small. She was proud of her work at Semi-Tech/DAC Vision and everyone who worked with her loved her. Janet loved her 4 legged friends and...
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Brandon Paul Dosch

April 26, 1971 - November 6, 2017

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Sylvia Blanton Dosch

October 27, 1949 - November 5, 2017

Sylvia Blanton Dosch was born October 27, 1949, in Mobile, Alabama. After graduating from Davidson High School in Mobile, she moved with her family to San Antonio, Texas. Here she began a career with Southwestern Bell and later with AT & T. She moved to the Fort Worth area for work and remained in that area even after retirement. In her years of retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her...
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Norma Jean Bennett

September 20, 1931 - November 4, 2017

Norma J. Bennett passed away Saturday November 4, 2017 in Dallas. She was born in Dallas September 20, 1931 the daughter of Nora V Lynch and Earnest Lynch. In 1948 she married Fred O. Bennett, deceased. She worked for Sears Roebuck for many years before retirement.Those Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Karen Van Roy (Jeff); grandchildren Amanda Morrissey (Chad), Dustin Van Roy ...
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Jeffrey Dale Miller

September 26, 1965 - November 2, 2017

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Timothy Allen Vowell

July 5, 1958 - October 30, 2017

Timothy Allen Vowell, age 59, of Dallas, TX passed away on Saturday December 30, 2017. Timothy was born July 5, 1958 in Rockford Illinois to Cecil and Virginia Goodman Vowell. He was the owner of Lonestar Glass Company.Timothy was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Kimberlee Vowell. He is survived by eight brothers, Michael C. Vowell and wife Terri of Freeport, IL, Jack A. Vowell...
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Brian Evan Bilbo

November 30, 1954 - October 30, 2017

Brian Evan Bilbo passed into the hands of God on October 30, 2017. He was born on November 30, 1954 in Dallas, Texas. Brian attended St. Mark's School of Texas and The University of Texas. It was while working in the UT Austin Co-Op bicycle shop that his love of cycling flourished. He would go on to race competitively for a Schwinn-sponsored team. He also represented Texas in the in the U.S....
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Herman Rudolf Hartwig

August 13, 1931 - October 25, 2017

Hermann Rudolf Hartwig was born in Sioux Falls, SD on August 13, 1931 and passed away in Dallas, TX on October 25, 2017 after several years of dealing with complications of metastatic prostate cancer.Rudy was preceded in death by his mother, Hermine Beckhoff Hartwig, his father Alfred Hartwig, and his brother, Herbert Hartwig. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hughes Hartwig, and his children...
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Jean Claire Accurso

February 19, 1925 - October 23, 2017

Jean Accurso, age 92, passed away on October 23, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She was born on February 19, 1925 to John and Leonida Schuhmacher. Jean was raised in La Grange, TX. She graduated from Seton School of Nursing in 1945.She married George Boyce in 1947 and the couple had 3 children. She married Ben Accurso on September 13, 1983. She was one of the first hospice nurses at VNA hospice and worked...
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Eva Frances Loftis

December 30, 1927 - October 20, 2017

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Aaron Jarrell Lewellyn

March 14, 1927 - October 20, 2017

Aaron Jarrell LewellynMarch 14, 1927 - October 20, 2017Aaron Lewellyn was born March 14, 1927, in Dallas, Texas, to James Tom and Ora Lee Lewellen. He graduated from Forest High School in Dallas, Texas, where he met his high school sweetheart, Ouida Beth Plunk. They were married in 1946 and to this union were blessed with two sons and two daughters. Aaron will always be remembered as a loving...
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Herschel Dean Blocker

March 18, 1933 - October 12, 2017

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Grace Marie BRANDEBERRY

September 5, 1926 - October 6, 2017

Grace Marie Parker BrandeberryBorn- September 5, 1926 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota Died- October 6, 2017 in Dallas, TexasBeloved wife, mother, grandma, great grandma, sister, and friend was called to Heaven on October 6, 2017. Grace loved to sew and to paint. She loved to cheer on her Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. She married the love of her life, Hal, on August 10, 1947, and spent 66 years...
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Patricia Ann Blake

November 30, 1922 - October 5, 2017

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Ramon Alafa

December 11, 1952 - October 2, 2017

Alafa, Ramon, Jr., was born December 11, 1952 in Edinburg, Texas to Ramon and Florestella Gonzalez Alafa. Ramon was preceded in death by his parents and Feliberto Alafa and Racquel Jose Gonzalez. He is survived by his wife, Julia Fraga, children; Robert Alafa, Raymond Alafa, Jessica Searcy, Ramon Alafa, III, Javier Rodriguez, Elizabeth Oden and Julie Rodriguez.; grandchildren, Rudy Contreras,...
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Cyrus Curtis Bennett

April 24, 1936 - September 28, 2017

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Thomas Villarreal Constancio

October 1, 1930 - September 23, 2017

Thomas Villarreal Constancio, passed away in his home September 23, 2017.Born in Rosebud Texas on October 1, 1930; he served in the Army and fought in Korea. He loved golf and dancing but had a passion for singing that never faded. He was a member of St. Pius Church.He is preceded in death by his son, Billy.Tom is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ernestina; his children Thomas, Rachel, and...
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Harry Lee Lookabaugh

October 21, 1924 - September 21, 2017

Harry Lee Lookabaugh was born on October 21, 1924 in Greenfield, OK. He was the second child of Harry Frank Lookabaugh and Edith Blanche Albin. Harry had four brothers and one sister. They all lived a rural life on the farm near Greenfield, OK. He participated in football, basketball and several theatrical projects at Greenfield High School where he graduated in 1942. That same year, he went on...
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JoAnn Frances Carlson

November 14, 1932 - September 19, 2017

JoAnn Frances Carlson, age 84, passed away on September 19, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She was born on November 14, 1932 in Sioux Fallas, SD to Dr. Edwin and Erna Stenberg. JoAnn was raised in Sioux Falls, SD and graduated Washington High School in 1950 and Augustana College in 1954.She married Virgil Carlson in 1954 and since he was in the Air Force for 20 years they moved as his service required. The...
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Ruth Rita Verret

May 22, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Ruth was born on May 22, 1925 in Pittsburg, PA., the only child of Ralph and Anna Miller. Her family moved to Long Beach, CA., and it was there she met, and later married, Navy Lt. Joseph Simon Verret Jr. of Port Arthur, TX. Joe and Ruth moved to Dallas, where they raised their three sons, Chris (Paola), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Randy (Rana), Pittsburg, PA and David (Lisa), Coppell, TX. She was...
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James Barrett Bowden

July 29, 1952 - September 15, 2017

Beloved father, son, and brother Barry Bowden passed away on Friday, September 15th, 2017. Barry is survived by his daughter, Caitlin Tuma, mother, Betty Bowden, sister, Beverly Bowden-Hendrix, and brothers, Brian Bowden, Brad Bowden and Blake Bowden. He is also survived by his best friend, Caitlin’s mother, Christine Tuma as well as many close friends whose lives he touched. Barry was...
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Martha P. Peavy

January 12, 1940 - September 15, 2017

Martha P. Peavy, age 77, Dallas, Texas passed away on September 15, 2017.Martha was born on January 12, 1940, daughter of Clifton L. and Patricia (Rogers) Proctor.She married Jimmy Ray Peavy on August 15, 1958. She is survived by: Michelle LaBrie; Patricia Peavy; Clifton Peavy; Melissa Peavy; Jamie Washington; Marcy Peavy and Michael Peavy. She had 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.She...
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William Charles Morris

November 8, 1938 - September 15, 2017

Willy Morris, age 78, passed away on September 15, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on November 8, 1938 in Seymour, Texas to Edward and Mary Ann Morris. Willy was raised in Seymour, Texas and attended High School in Seymour, Texas. He served in the United States Army.He married Peggy Morris in 1960 and the couple had two children. He was a barber, working in his own shop at Southern Methodist...
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Lee Roy Ivey

February 26, 1924 - September 10, 2017

Lee Roy Ivey, Sr. passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on September 10, 2017. Born February 26, 1924 in Stille, LA., Roy grew up in Vernon Parish, LA., and graduated from Simpson High School in 1941. He attended Louisiana "Normal" College in Natchitoches, LA. Roy married Arcola Miller in 1943 and enlisted in the Marine Corps that same year. He served in the South Pacific,...
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Nancy Katherine Mathews

July 17, 1936 - September 6, 2017

MATHEWS, NANCY KATHERINE, born in Grand Prairie, Texas on July 17, 1936 and passed peacefully surrounded by all her children at her home on September 6, 2017 in Dallas, TX. Her husband Joseph Leo Mathews, as well as her parents Floyd Charles Collins and Mary Ethel (Wells) Collins preceded Nancy in death. Two daughters Angela Katherine and Mary Ann Mathews as well as her brothers Billy Ray Collins...
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Richard Joseph LaVergne

February 12, 1940 - September 1, 2017

Richard "Rick" Joseph LaVergne, 77, Feb. 12, 1940 to Sept. 1st, 2017 Son Sean and Granddaughter Brooke were with Rick the last hours of his life and when he peacefully passed to go to The Light. Nancy Stokes, Soulmate of 30 years, arrived shortly after his last breath after being with him many times before when he had faced certain death from a number of health challenges.From deep French...
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Frank Avalos Maceda

August 28, 1932 - August 31, 2017

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Frank Avalos Maceda

August 28, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Dallas - Frank Avalos Maceda 85, died on Thursday morning August 31, 2017 at his home.He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Marcella Maceda; his sons: Frank Maceda Jr.(wife Jeannie), Fabian Maceda (wife Kathleen), Fernando Maceda (wife Lyn) and Fermin (Tony) Maceda (wife Marie); his grandchildren: Joseph Maceda, Jesse Maceda, Juanita Maceda, Amanda Maceda, Elliot Maceda, Simon Maceda, and Oliver...
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Samuel Robert Jernigan

December 21, 1937 - August 31, 2017

Samuel "Robert" JerniganBorn December 21, 1937 in Coal Pool, OK., passed away August 31, 2017. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and stranger to no-one Robert was a guiding force in leading his family to what we have each become today. The son of Samuel Washington and Myrtle Mae (Snyder) Jernigan. A lifelong area resident and graduate of Boynton High School class of 1956,...
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Doreen Margaret Gray

February 10, 1928 - August 22, 2017

Doreen Margaret Gray, passed away on August 22, 2017 in Dallas, Texas at home with her loving husband of 53 years by her side. She was born in Wakefield, England to Bernard and Doris Kilcoyne. Mrs. Gray retired from Union Banker as a claims adjuster. Preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Pat Fisher; she is survived by her husband Frank Gray. He fondly referred to her as the perfect...
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Graciela Reza-Ramos

October 4, 1956 - August 18, 2017

Graciela Reza-Ramos born on October 4, 1956, lived a life that impacted everyone she came in contact with. Her life came to an end on August 18, 2017 and although it was not a long life it was a beautiful life filled with memories that will last for generations. Today if you were to ask any person here who Gracie was, they would say a hard-working loving faithful person. She pushed everybody to...
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Selma Marie McClure

July 10, 1930 - August 17, 2017

Selma Marie "Reedy" McClure, aged 87, died peacefully on August 17, 2017 at her temporary residence in The Villages of Lake Highlands, Dallas, Texas. Selma was born July 10, 1930, in Justin, Texas, the daughter of Floyd L. Whittington and Julia Peterson Whittington. Friends and family knew her as Reedy.Reedy was the youngest of three children. She grew up in the small rural town environment in...
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Martha Andrien Farquharson

November 16, 1932 - August 17, 2017

.Martha Andrien Moore Farquharson born November 16, 1932, Amarillo, TX to Andrew Robert and Thyra Blount Moore. The only child of Andy and Thyra she is preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert John (Bob) Farquharson. Andrien graduated from Hugo, OK, High School in 1950 and later attended the University of Oklahoma. An early mission trip to Mexico in the mid 1960's changed her life and...
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Marcus Ray Smedley

May 1, 1931 - August 16, 2017

Marcus Ray Smedley was born on May 1, 1931 in Cove, Arkansas to David Mark and Altha Izora Cook Smedley. He passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Dallas at the age of 86. He was a retired Firefighter with the city of Dallas. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. In addition to his parents and 9 siblings, Marcus was...
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James William Young

August 9, 1939 - August 15, 2017

YOUNG Sr., James William age 78 passed away 08-15-2017. Born August 9, 1939 in Dallas, Texas where he proudly lived his whole life. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-59. Married Ernestine DeLeon in 1963. Worked for Edison Bros. (Bakers, Chandler Shoe Stores). Retired in 1995. For fun, sold programs at the Dallas Cowboys games from 1965 to 1989 and worked at Lone Star Park from 1997 to 2004....
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Mary Catherine Ivey Brooks

February 7, 1921 - August 11, 2017

Mary Catherine Ivey Brooks, passed away August 11 in Dallas at age 96. She was born in 1921 in Steven's Pottery, Georgia, and graduated from Elgin (Texas) High school. Catherine met Morris Brooks in 1937 at UT-Austin. They were married from 1941 - 2010 (69 years).Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Elizabeth Echols and James Ray Ivey, her brother, James Ivey, and her husband,...
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George Marcus Shipley

December 7, 1932 - August 9, 2017

Shipley, George MarcusGeorge Marcus Shipley of Dallas,TX passed away at the age 84 on August 9, 2017. Born December 7,1932 to Albert M Shipley and Freida McLennan Shipley in Bend, Oregon. He graduated from Bend High School in 1951, served in the United States Navy from 1952 -1956 and graduated from Long Beach State with a BS in Business and Engineering. Owner of Handling Equipment Corp. George...
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Johnnie Merendino

October 23, 1929 - August 7, 2017

Johnnie Merendino was born October 23, 1929 in Dallas, Texas to Jerome L and Rose Merendino. Went to be with his Heavenly Father on August 7, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome L Merendino and Rose Merendino, His brother, Jerome B Merendino. married the love of his life on March 17,1957 and rode away on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle....
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Billy Ray Messimer

October 26, 1933 - August 3, 2017

Billy Ray Messimer passed away August 3, 2017. He was born October 26, 1933 inWinnsboro, Texas to William E. and Letha Phillips Messimer. At an early age the familymoved to DeKalb, Texas. Billy graduated from DeKalb High School in 1952, where hewas an outstanding football and basketball player. After high school he joined the US Army and served during the Korean War. Billy married Peggy Welch,...
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Alvin Kelly Davenport

December 8, 1963 - July 30, 2017

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William Daniel Voinov

November 28, 1942 - July 29, 2017

William Daniel Voinov, "Bill", passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was born on November 28, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Akron and served proudly as a Captain in the United States Air Force from 1966-1970. He enjoyed working at Southwestern Bell for thirty years, and owned the popular gift and antique store Peek In the Attic, with his wife Marsha Voinov for...
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Paul David Mangelsdorf

July 21, 1946 - July 29, 2017

Born to J.W. "Bill" Mangelsdorf Sr. and Ruth Frances Mangelsdorf. Pre Deceased by Parents and Brother, J.W. "Bill" Mangelsdorf Jr. Survived by: Sister Ann Mangelsdorf OSU, Sister, Mary (Tom) Benson; Brother, Thomas Vincent "T.V." (Lou Ann) Mangelsdorf; Sister, Betsy (Mick) Santoro. Numerous Nieces and Nephews and numerous Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews. Paul was very active in many organizations...
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Luna Grace Munis

May 3, 1953 - July 13, 2017

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Steven Kennell Palmer

August 7, 1956 - July 11, 2017

Steven Kennell Palmer, 60, passed away on July 11, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford on August 7,1956, he was the son of the late Doris Kennell Palmer and Stuart Wilson Palmer. He was predeceased by a sister, Nancy P. Banks, and an uncle, Dr. John Kennell. Steve grew up in West Hartford and was a member of Boy Scout Troop 163, where he earned his Eagle Scout Badge. He...
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Charles Benjamin Baker

July 10, 2017 - July 10, 2017

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Katie Diane Polito

June 13, 1927 - July 7, 2017

Diane PolitoBorn Katie Claudine Morris in Arp Texas June 13, 1927 to her parents Robert Houston and Lottie Ray Morris. Both of which have preceeded her in death. Diane was also preceeded in death by her older sister Jackie Morris Heard, younger sister Laverne Morris Schwabe, younger sister Maxine Morris Stewart, younger brothers John William Morris, Robert Houston Morris Jr. Brothers in Law,...
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Alene M. Stark

April 7, 1926 - July 5, 2017

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Blanca Anaya

March 30, 1982 - July 4, 2017

Blanca Meza-Anaya March 30, 1982 to July 4, 2017 Our beloved Blanca Meza-Anaya of Mesquite, TX, passed away on July 4, 2017, due to complications of Diabetes, with her loving family at her side. Blanca was born on March 30, 1982 in Dallas, TX to Santiago and Norma Meza. She was a 2001 graduate of Bryan Adams High School. She was employed by Sheaner Insurance Agency for 16 years. Blanca was a...
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Vella Jo Martin

September 24, 1927 - July 3, 2017

Vella Jo Martin, 89, passed from this life Monday, July 3, 2017. Jo was born to the late Ross McCann and Della Winfrey McCann on September 24, 1927, in Roxton, Texas. She graduated from Paris High School in 1945, was a member of the Roxton United Methodist Church until 1936 when her family moved to Paris, Texas. She married L.G. Martin (from Tigertown, Texas) in 1946. Jo and L.G. followed the ...
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Patricia Marotta

February 25, 1933 - June 30, 2017

Patricia Ann Marotta, 84, passed away on June 30, 2017, surrounded by her children.In Patricia's daily life she modeled how easy it was to be kind, showed us the importance of forgiveness, and the necessity of loving one another. Her childhood was spent in Austin, Texas, where she eventually met the love of her life, Frank, and later made Dallas their home. Patricia was devoted in her Catholic...
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Otis Elbert Holmes

September 20, 1921 - June 27, 2017

During his 44-year career at the Dallas Times Herald, Otis Elbert "Bert" Holmes Jr. felt it was his duty to help the oppressed, especially those without a voice. Holmes took it as his mission to foster change by bringing issues to light and encouraging widespread community involvement. He worked to spur civic awareness during a career in which he held every editorial position at the newspaper,...
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Ralph Peter Langenfeld

May 25, 1922 - June 27, 2017

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Jimmy Don Carroll

August 12, 1941 - June 23, 2017

Jimmy Don Carroll Sr. 75, passed from this life on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Jimmy leaves behind his wife and many close friends. Jimmy was born and raised in Oak Cliff and went to Boudstory Elementary And W.H. Adamson High School in Oak Cliff. Jimmy worked at Wyatts Grocery Store, Tom Thumb Grocery Store as the Produce Manager and Gould/GNB in Farmers Branch for 32 years until his...
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Karon Burk Yeager

October 21, 1943 - June 23, 2017

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Russell Charles Kissick

January 25, 1941 - June 22, 2017

Our beloved Russ Kissick of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully on June 22, 2017. Born Russell Charles Kissick to Russell and Betty (Baumann) Kissick on January 25, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he attended the University of Cincinnati where he met his future wife of over 50 years Pamela (Gruber). In addition to Pam, he is survived by son Craig Kissick of Dallas, Texas and brother Edward Kissick of...
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Moses J. Porras

June 30, 1929 - June 22, 2017

Moses J. Porras passed away on Jne22, 2017, surroundedby his beloved family. He was born on June 30, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a loving husband,father,and grandfather.He served his country in the Korean War. Survived by his wife, Daria Porras, eight children, Elizabeth Munoz, Israel Porras, Eva Kerbow, Sylvia Nava, Daniel Porras, Moses Porras,Jr, Patricia Porras, Carlos Porras,twenty...
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Susan A. PILGRIM

July 16, 1919 - June 18, 2017

Susan Alberts PilgrimJuly 16, 1919 - June 18, 2017On Sunday June 18th, our Mom, / Nonnie/ Family Matriarch passed away surrounded by her loving family only to awake celebrating with those who went before her. Now in the arms of her loving husband, (Bill Pilgrim) with their son Jamie (Jim Pilgrim) by their side they celebrate with all of the Alberts family that have gone before her. She was A...
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