Our Obituaries

Jose Esquenazi

January 26, 1936 - October 15, 2017

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Patsy Louise Massoud

July 17, 1929 - October 14, 2017

Patsy Louise Massoud was born on July 17, 1929 and passed away on October 14, 2017. She is survived by Charles Emmett Massoud, Sr., her husband of 64 years. Together they joyfully built their lives around family and friends. Patsy was a gracious and gentle woman who provided a beautiful example for her family. She is also survived by her three children and their spouses: Dianna Unis and husband,...
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James Edward Simpson

July 20, 1950 - October 13, 2017

James "Jim" Edward Simpson, 67, peacefully left this world to be with his Eternal Father on October 13, 2017 with his loving family at his bedside. Born July 20, 1950 in Dallas, he was the only child of Arthur W. and Martha M. (Lackey) Simpson. He was named after his maternal grandfather. He married his dearest friend and longtime soulmate Barbara Hodges on March 20, 2000. Jim is survived by...
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Ethel Dorothy Heck

August 13, 1924 - October 13, 2017

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Anne Giles Kimbrough

September 11, 1925 - October 11, 2017

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Betty Atkinson

December 15, 1927 - October 11, 2017

Betty Atkinson, born in Waxahachie, Texas to Eunice Salter and Melvin Hubert Garrett on December 15, 1927, died in Dallas, Texas on October 11, 2017.She graduated Lancaster High School in 1945, and attended Mary Hardin Baylor College and Texas State College for Women. She was married in 1947 to Roy H. Atkinson, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy H. Atkinson, Jr.,...
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September 3, 1938 - October 9, 2017

David Oakes Turner, a sixth generation Texan and lifelong Dallas resident, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 9th. A successful businessman and civic leader, David was a man of rare congeniality, who will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends.David will be most remembered for cherishing the love of his life and family and his unshakable faith,...
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Martha Anne Doran

January 9, 1956 - October 9, 2017

Martha Lawrence Doran, "Marti", passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 9 October 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all that knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband, Jim Doran, daughter, Taylor Doran, parents, Sandy and Jack Lawrence, sister Jeanne Martin, brothers, Pete Lawrence and David Lawrence, and sister-in-law, Lee Lawrence...
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Lawrence Elmer Dowlearn

October 24, 1927 - October 9, 2017

Lawrence Elmer Dowlearn was born October 24, 1927, in San Antonio, Texas. He was the next to the youngest of seven children of John and Annie Mac Dowlearn.He outlived all of his siblings and almost made it to his 90th birthday before joining his wife in Heaven on October 9, 2017. He and Anna Mae Dowlearn were married 54 years before she passed away 11 years ago. They were a part of the Greatest...
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Michael A. Benefield

June 14, 1949 - October 8, 2017

After a short battle with cancer Mike passed away Sunday October 8, 2017. Mike was born in Odessa, Texas in 1949. After graduating from Odessa High School, he studied finance at Texas Tech University. In 1974 Mike located to the Dallas area and began his career in automobile finance. In 1975 Mike married Janie, the love of his life and his "Partner". Together Mike and Janie enjoyed traveling...
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Edward Thorson

November 13, 1926 - October 8, 2017

Edward Thorson, 90, of Dallas passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at a local Dallas assisted living complex. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend to all that knew and loved him. Edward was born on November 13, 1926 in Ellinwood, Kansas to Eddie and Lydia Thorson. Upon graduation from high school he joined the U. S. Navy and served in the South Pacific...
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Robert Michael Farquhar

April 28, 1954 - October 7, 2017

Robert Michael Farquhar passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas, on October 7, 2017, after a short illness. Mike was born on April 28, 1954, in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science and with a Juris Doctor in 1980 from SMU's School of Law. Mike joined Winstead, P.C. in 1988. He was board certified in Business Bankruptcy Law...
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Irene Nicolaou

September 28, 1924 - October 7, 2017

Irene Karnavas Nicolaou, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, born in Mansfield, Ohio to Aphrodite and Christos Karnavas on August 28, 1924, died on October 7, 2017.Her family mourns her passing and celebrates her many accomplishments.She graduated Mansfield Senior High School in 1942, and attended Southern Methodist University. She was married in 1947 to George Theodore Nicolaou, M.D.An...
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Vivian Ann Smith

November 19, 1921 - October 5, 2017

Vivian Ann Smith, a life-long resident of Dallas, Texas, died Thursday, the 5th of October, in the comfort of her home amongst family members. She was born November 19, 1921 in Dallas, TX to William Lacy and Mame Summerville Smith. Vivian and Merl were married for over 60 years. They owned and operated Avalawn Cleaners, the oldest family dry cleaning business in Oak Lawn for over 30 years. ...
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Roger A. Hansen

April 4, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Roger Hansen, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Roger was born on April 4, 1932 in Evanston, IL, the son of David Hansen and Helen Martz. Roger grew up on Stanton Island and then moved to Highland Park when he was nine. He learned to play the violin and played with a jazz quartet in high school. Roger received his law degree from SMU, practicing and litigating...
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Ruth Goldberg

November 29, 1924 - October 3, 2017

Ruth Goldberg, 92, of San Antonio, Austin and Dallas passed away on October 3, 2017 in Dallas. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, a friend to all who knew her, a classy lady who never said a harsh word about anyone and whose sparkle, gentleness, and love for life radiated throughout any room she entered. Ruth was born in Hamburg, Germany on...
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Anne Minor Eubanks

March 4, 1914 - October 2, 2017

Anne Winnifred Minor Eubanks, widow of newsman Bicknell Eubanks, died on October 2, surviving her husband by 44 years.Mrs. Eubanks was born on March 4, 1914, in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada to John F. and Katherine Bentley Minor. She earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1934 and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1937. Upon...
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Buford Preston Berry

November 20, 1935 - October 2, 2017

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Raymond Franklin Ratcliff

March 4, 1944 - October 1, 2017

Dallas - Raymond Franklin Ratcliff Jr., 73, departed this world peacefully after a long illness on October 1st 2017, with his loving wife Helen by his side. Ray was born March 4th, 1944 and raised in Bowie, TX - the son of Raymond Sr. and Grace (McGinty) Ratcliff. He was a loving family man whose calm nature, positive outlook, and quick one liners made him a true joy to be around. Ray inherited a...
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Conner Edward Maxwell Sims

August 25, 2000 - October 1, 2017

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." Proverbs 17:17 Conner Edward Maxwell Sims August 25, 2000 - October 1, 2017 As God so loved the world, He gave us the gift of Conner. Conner Sims' gift of compassion and ability to invoke happiness in others defined his life as a man for others. His infectious personality, radiant smile, and gift of friendship is a...
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Stratton John Georgoulis

November 18, 1932 - September 27, 2017

Stratton John Georgoulis passed away peacefully on September 27 in Overland Park, Kansas, in the company of loved ones. Strat was born in Peabody, MA, the son of Greek immigrants. He was the first in his family to earn a college degree, in Chemical Engineering, from Northeastern University in Boston. He moved to Dallas in 1958 to work for Texas Instruments where he quickly gained recognition as a...
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Stephen Towne

January 22, 1948 - September 26, 2017

On September 26, Steve Towne passed away peacefully at the age of 69, after a long, courageous battle with ALS. Born on January 22, 1948 to Max and Jean Towne, Steve grew up in Kimballton, Iowa with his sisters Carol and Barb and his brother Bruce. Attending Elk Horn High School, he was a star varsity athlete and graduated valedictorian in 1966. As a freshman at the University of Nebraska, he...
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Brenda Jean Stubel

September 2, 1940 - September 26, 2017

Brenda J. Stubel was born September 2, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, and passed away September 26, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Brenda graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in architecture and began her career with a fellowship to study housing in Bogota, Columbia. Upon her return to Dallas, Brenda worked for the City Planning Department, then became partner...
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John D. Bloskas

July 13, 1928 - September 25, 2017

John Bloskas, 89, of Carrollton passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at his residence. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and friend to all that knew and loved him.He was born in Waco, Texas on July 13, 1928 to George and Alvina Schroder Bloskas. He attended Waco High School and graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Journalism...
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Ruth Miriam Friedman Goldberg

April 5, 1921 - September 24, 2017

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Henry Bertel Matthews

May 9, 1911 - September 22, 2017

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Stanley J. Golman

September 1, 1931 - September 21, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Edward James Gannon

September 21, 1939 - September 21, 2017

E.J. "Jim" Gannon, age 78, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at his home. He was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Edward James and Ruth (Davison) Gannon.Jim served his Country in The United States Army. He was united in marriage on December 23, 1966 to Midge Mason at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. Jim graduated from Highland Park High School in 1958....
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Barbara Ann James Hickey

April 7, 1952 - September 20, 2017

Barbara Ann Hickey (née James) died unexpectedly on September 20, 2017, in Bozeman, Montana. Born April 7, 1952 in Olean, New York to John V. James and Helen B. James, Barbara moved to Dallas with her parents when young, graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Vassar College in New York, returned to Dallas and completed a...
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Matthew Justin Wilson

December 18, 1985 - September 20, 2017

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Elisa L. Rios

October 10, 1928 - September 20, 2017

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Lola Grace Amalraj

June 20, 1935 - September 20, 2017

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Nancy Jayne CALHOUN

March 14, 1932 - September 20, 2017

Nancy Jayne Baker Calhoun, born March 14, 1932, died September 20, 2017. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Thomas Gilmer Calhoun, II, by her parents, Bea and Glenn Thomas Baker, and by her sister Betty Royce Baker. Nancy leaves behind her daughters Katy Pasqual and Mary Jane Jones and her husband Ralph, and her grandchildren Emily Caroline Pasqual, Phillip Thomas...
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Katy Rose Skrodzki

June 5, 1918 - September 19, 2017

Katy Rose Skrodzki, 99 years old, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ted Skrodzki, daughter Cindy Louise Phillips, and her great-grandson Harrison Stokes Smith.Katy was born in 1918 and raised by Merritt and Rosa Day in Electra Texas. After graduating from Electra High in 1935, she attended and...
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Mathilda G. Kaman

December 4, 1921 - September 18, 2017

Mathilda Kaman, born on December 4, (in the year of "none of your business"), in the Bronx New York, eldest daughter of Ida and David Milstein. She died peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, September 18th. Her beloved husband, Lenny, preceded her in death in January of 2008.Mathilda left New York to come to the great state of Texas in 1951, although you could never tell as she proudly spoke NU...
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Eileen Eileen George

March 3, 1917 - September 17, 2017

Eileen George, known to most of us as "Grandmère", died Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was 100 years old. She was born on March 3, 1917, in Los Angeles, the only child to Jessie and Bernard Jessen. She graduated Huntington Park High School in 1935 and although she was accepted to UCLA, she was unable to attend due to the Great Depression, when one third of people were out of work. Her...
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Mary Oliver Laughlin

February 8, 1938 - September 15, 2017

Mary Laughlin was born February 8, 1938 in Lubbock, Texas to Slemons and Elizabeth Oliver. She passed away peacefully on September 15, 2017 with her family at her side. The Oliver family lived in Wolfforth, Texas until she was 7 years old, and had an old fashioned wooden windmill as their only water source. The family lived on several different ranches in Texas and Oklahoma where Mary loved...
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Doris Elizabeth Krakusin

August 1, 1925 - September 15, 2017

Doris Elizabeth (Young) Krakusin, 92 of Dallas, TX, Born August 1, 1925, in Vasco, TX, passed away September 15, 2017, after a 13-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. After graduating from East Delta High School, Doris graduated from East Texas State Teachers College and obtained her nursing degree from Parkland Hospital School of Nursing. Her caring and devotion made her a wonderful nurse....
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Richard Arlen Bennett

January 4, 1933 - September 14, 2017

Richard Bennett, 84, of Dallas passed away on Thursday, September 14, 201,7 at a local hospital. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather and an easy going, sweet and compassionate friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Trent, Texas on January 4, 1933 to Gordon Mather and Irma Elliott Bennett and grew up primarily in Vernon, Texas. Richard served our...
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Paul Irwin Fromm

December 12, 1945 - September 13, 2017

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Neeltje Suzanna Boudewijn

February 19, 1954 - September 13, 2017

Neeltje Suzanna "Suzan" Boudewijn passed away on September 13, 2017, in Denton, TX. She was born on February 19, 1954, in Weststellingwerf, the Netherlands. Suzan is preceeded in death by her father, Antoon Boudewijn. She is survived by her mother, Klaasje, and her mother's partner Jan; her sister, Joanna and her husband Jan, and their children, Marielle (niece) and Mario (nephew); her...
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Taheri Mansoureh

November 30, 1930 - September 12, 2017

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Woodfin Cullum Henderson

July 15, 1940 - September 12, 2017

Woodfin Cullum Henderson, known throughout his life as Woody, was born on July 15, 1940, in Dallas, Texas. With his brother Walter and sister Betsy, he attended Highland Park HS and SMU where he was a proud member Phi Gamma Delta. He earned his J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law and had a very successful practice, earning the privilege to present a case before the Supreme Court of the...
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Christy Calvert Collins

April 10, 1950 - September 11, 2017

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Melvin Van Buren Kitchen

January 16, 1937 - September 9, 2017

Melvin V. Kitchen 80, passed away September 9, 2017 at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Melvin was born January 16, 1937, in Huntington, West Virginia, to Martin and Beulah Kitchen. Surviving Melvin are his wife, Barbara; three children, Rick, Mark and Barbie; daughters-in-law, Dona and Terri Kitchen; grandchildren, Jeromy Kitchen and his wife, Brittany, Jackie Kitchen-Sparks and her husband,...
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Frances Levine Glazer

January 19, 1917 - September 9, 2017

Frances (Fagel) Levine Glazer passed away on Saturday, September 9th, 2017, at the age of 100. She was born January 19, 1917, in Dallas, Texas. She was the daughter of Mike and Sonia Levine and the last surviving child of six children. She graduated from Forrest Avenue High School and attended the University of Oklahoma. Frances and her husband, Nolan Glazer, were married August 1st, 1937. They...
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Dorothy Dell Dake Anderson

September 28, 1925 - September 8, 2017

Dorothy Dell Dake Anderson, age 91, passed away September 8, 2017 in Dallas, Texas from heart failure. Dorothy was born September 28, 1925 in Quanah, Texas to B.P. Dake and Frances White Dake. She moved to Gladewater, Texas when she was 6 years old and attended Gladewater Public Schools. One of the highlights of her childhood was when her Father took her to the Texas State Centennial at the State...
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Patricia Moseley Smith

June 16, 1934 - September 8, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Moseley Smith died peacefully on September 8, 2017, in Dallas, Texas at the age of 83. Pat is survived by her husband, J. Murray Smith, who resides in Highland Park, Texas, and by her five children: J. Murray Smith Jr., Hilary Hale, Patrick Smith, Douglas Smith, Claude Smith and seven grandchildren.Pat was born on June 16, 1934 in Quanah, Texas to Clarence Hilary Moseley and...
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Beauford Ray Hopkins

October 29, 1939 - September 8, 2017

Beauford Ray Hopkins of Plano, Texas, born October 29, 1939 passed from this life September 8, 2017 at the age of 77.Beauford served 30 years with Dallas Fire Department during which time he received an Honorable Discharge from The United States Army, and a degree in accounting from The University of North Texas in Denton. His career with the Dallas Fire Department raised him to the Rank of...
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Walter Robert Crain

October 29, 1939 - September 7, 2017

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walter Robert Crain, known as "Butch" to his friends and family ,on September 7th, 2017, he was 77 years old.Butch was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on 10/29/1939 and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1957 where he was Co-Captain of the Highland Park Baseball Team that went to state in 1957. His many...
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Doris Plough Metz

March 12, 1920 - September 7, 2017

Doris Plough Metz died September 7, 2017 at the age of 97. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 12, 1920. She was the daughter of Rhetta and Barney Plough and the oldest of 3 siblings. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She met her husband, Joseph Metz, when they were 15 years old, and they dated until they married on June 14, 1943. They never spent a New Year's Eve...
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Lee Roy Gibson

November 30, 1926 - September 4, 2017

L.R. (Bob) Gibson, Jr., age 90, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born November 30, 1926 in Dallas to L.R. Gibson and Mary Melton Gibson. He graduated from Highland Park High School where he was Drum Major of the HP Band. He was the 11th Eagle Scout in Troop 70. After proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, he graduated with honors from...
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Eloise Brooks Cullum

July 30, 1922 - September 4, 2017

Eloise Brooks Cullum, businesswoman, civic leader, loyal friend and beloved aunt, died September 4, 2017, after 95 years of active, enthusiastic life. She retired from business several times, only to return in another form - her careers included accounting, building a shopping center, and running and expanding non-profit agencies and service organizations. In every endeavor, she worked her way...
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Irene Faye Kogutt

March 2, 1929 - September 4, 2017

Irene Faye "Reenie" Polishuk Kogutt, 88 of Dallas, TX, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017. She was born on March 2, 1929 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Minnie and Harry Polishuk.Irene is survived by her husband, Sam Kogutt; three sons, Randy (Niloufer) Kogutt, Jeff (Judy) Kogutt, Michael (Angie) Kogutt; four grandsons, Benjamin (Merissa) Kogutt, Asher Kogutt, Elan Kogutt, and Jake Kogutt...
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Carol Hannah Lipsett

January 10, 1929 - September 2, 2017

Carol Hannah Lipsett, age 88, of Richardson, TX passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born on January 10, 1929 in Utica, NY the daughter of William B. and Helen (Emhof) Hannah.Carol Hannah Lipsett graduated from Pratt Institute and received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Home Economics at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She was married to Gordon Pulfer Lipsett on June 25,...
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May 15, 1932 - September 2, 2017

Jay D. Yancey, beloved father and granddad, passed away on September 2, 2017 at age 85 in Dallas, Texas. Jay was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on May 15, 1932. Much of his childhood was spent in Syracuse, Kansas. He graduated from Syracuse High School and excelled at sports, playing on the Syracuse Bulldogs baseball and football teams. He graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan,...
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Arthur Clint Morrison

July 5, 1951 - September 1, 2017

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Maria Adams

February 19, 1926 - September 1, 2017

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Marjorie Beth Woods Mendoza

December 29, 1939 - August 31, 2017

Marjorie Beth Woods Mendoza, born December 29, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI to William and Beth Woods, passed away on August 31, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She is survived by her children Felipe, Melinda, and Patrick, all of Dallas, her brother Robert of Saint Louis, grandchildren Isabella, Caroline, Hunter, Spencer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her husband Felipe, her parents,...
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Carr Pritchett Collins

August 1, 1965 - August 29, 2017

Carr P. Collins IV, brother, son, warrior and friend was called to Heaven to join his father and grandmother in eternal peace on August 29, 2017. Carr was the first-born son to Judy Collins-Kirkpatrick and Carr P. "Kit" Collins III on August 1, 1965. Carr graduated from Highland Park High School in 1984 and Westminster College in Missouri in1988. He graduated with an English/Creative Writing...
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John Howard BAYLESS

September 27, 1932 - August 29, 2017

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William Bryan

October 1, 1951 - August 27, 2017

William Jennings (Bill) Bryan, III was born in Dallas, Texas on October 1, 1951, to William Jennings (Sonny) Bryan, Jr. and Joanne Chapman Bryan and died peacefully on August 27, 2017, from pancreatic cancer. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, minister, mentor, teacher and friend to all who knew and loved him. He grew up in Dallas and graduated in 1970 from...
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Mary Jo Satterfield Graham

August 27, 2017

Mary Jo Satterfield Graham slippedpeacefully on Sunday, August 27,2017,after years of battling Alzheimer's.She was born in Lindale, Texas, to Victorand Elvira Ford. She left Lindale afterattending Tyler Junior College to come toDallas to work and live during the middleof WWII. She met a dashing Air Forceflight instructor, Robert L (Bob) Satterfield, and they married in January, 1945. In...
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Ruth Clark Pryor

August 13, 1920 - August 26, 2017

Ruth Clark Pryor was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on August 13, 1920. She entered heaven on August 26, 2017. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School and Texas Women's University with a degree in Interior Design. Upon graduation from college she moved to Dallas, Texas and worked for American Airlines; later she became a buyer for Neiman-Marcus. She met James Thomas 'Jim' Pryor on a blind...
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Robert Wayne White

February 28, 1935 - August 25, 2017

Robert Wayne White, Retired Mobil Oil ExecutiveRobert Wayne White died on August 25, 2017, at his home in Dallas, with his wife of 60 years, Annelle White, and his daughters Stacy Elizabeth White and Cheryl Landon White-Kurtz, and his niece Kelly White at his bedside. Robert was born in 1935 in May, Texas. He was predeceased by his son Robert Wayne "Robby" White, Junior, his parents, Bertha Mae...
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Billye Virginia Shepard

November 14, 1928 - August 24, 2017

Billye Virginia Shepard was born on November 14, 1928. Her parents were Garland LLewellye Allen and Catherine Louise Allen. Catherine later married Henry L. Graves and became Catherine Louise Graves. Billye was born in Yorktown Texas, attend Southwestern University and the University of Texas. She has had three husbands that have preceded her in death; Bobby Dean Mitchell, Jarrell Garonzik, and...
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Carolyn V. Colley

July 21, 1926 - August 23, 2017

Carolyn V. Colley passed away at home on August 23, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born in Greenville, South Carolina on July 21, 1926 to Marie Parris and Henry Gaydon. She is preceded in death by her parents and step-father, James D. Adams, and her eldest son, Thomas A. Colley. Carolyn is survived by her sons David and wife Pam, Scott and wife Zen, and Drake and wife Jennifer. She is also...
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Warren York Randall

September 14, 1941 - August 22, 2017

Dr. Warren York Randall died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. Dr. Randall, a native of Ashland, Kansas, was born on September 14, 1941. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1959, Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas in 1963 and Baylor College of Dentistry in 1967. Dr. Randall began his dental career in Lewisville, Texas, and practiced there...
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Philip D. Brandenburg

October 31, 1938 - August 22, 2017

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James Prentiss Leake

August 13, 1933 - August 22, 2017

James "Jim" Prentiss Leake died peacefully on August 22, 2017 at the age of 84, following a long illness and courageous fight. He was born on August 13, 1933 in Marshall, Texas to James P. and Elizabeth (Pritchard) Leake. He spent his formative years in northeastern Louisiana and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1955. He attended the United States...
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Sarah Grafford Gamble

October 28, 1925 - August 21, 2017

Gamble, Sarah Lou Grafford, age 91, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on August 21, 2017 at the Legacy at Willow Bend in Plano TX. She was born on October 28, 1925 in Centralia, Missouri to her parents Samuel Jesse and Martha Ann Collins Grafford. The family moved to Dallas when she was 12 years old. Sarah met her husband Paul Pate Gamble at Sunset High School in Dallas and after his service in World...
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Minnie M. Emerson

September 10, 1944 - August 20, 2017

Minnie Emerson passed from this life in Dallas on August 20, 2017. She was born in Korea on September 10, 1944. She leaves behind an older sister and a younger sister in Seoul, Korea. Funeral Services will take place 2pm on Tuesday, August 29, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas.
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Grace D. Talkington

June 5, 1918 - August 20, 2017

Grace Louise Knotts Talkington (DeTar) died at her home in Dallas, Texas on August 20, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. Visitation to be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home 6 pm - 8 pm. Internment will occur at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 7405 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, Texas at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017, followed by a Celebration of Her Life...
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Alli Bock Itzkowitz

August 23, 1921 - August 20, 2017

Alli Itzkowitz, 95, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on August 20, 2017. She was born in Trotsk, Russia, on August 23, 1921, to Abram and Sonia Bock. Alli was a holocaust survivor and will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include her two sons, Stan Itzkowitz and his wife Cheryl, and Gene Itzkowitz and his wife Vicki; 5 grandchildren and other relatives...
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Shirley Gwynn Crane

April 30, 1942 - August 19, 2017

Shirley Crane April 30, 1942-August 19, 2017Shirley was born in Fort Worth and grew up In Denton, Texas. Her mother and father, of blessed memory, were Dr. J.K.G.Silvey, Chairman of the Division of Science and head of the Biology Department for the University of North Texas, and Daisy Marie Burns Silvey, stay at home mom. In 2011, she sadly lost her beloved younger sister, Cynthia. She was...
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Sheila Sidran Giller

February 25, 1931 - August 18, 2017

Sheila Giller died on August 18 after a long, chronic illness. She was 86.The daughter of Joseph and Kate Sidran, Sheila was born in New York City on February 25, 1931. She graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Southern Methodist University. She married Sam Giller in 1950. Their daughters, Esther and Rachel, were born in 1952 and 1956, respectively.A talented, lifelong yarn...
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Carolyn Haggard Barney

December 4, 1929 - August 16, 2017

Carolyn Barney, 87, of Farmers Branch, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at home. She will always be remembered as a sister, loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and wonderful teacher to everyone that knew her. Carolyn, known as "Kiki" to many and Aunt Kine to some, was born in Flournoy, Louisiana, on December 4, 1929, to H.H. and Sadie Haggard....
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Donald J. DeDitius

April 23, 1936 - August 15, 2017

Donald J. DeDitius was born in East St. Louis, MO to Louise (Roth) and Lester F. DeDitius on April 23, 1936 and passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017. He graduated from Webster Groves High School in Missouri in 1954, where he was vice president of his class and leader of his own band, 'Don Deets and his Orchestra.' Don was close to his high school friends throughout his life and never missed...
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Grover Hartt

April 12, 1948 - August 14, 2017

Grover Hartt, III, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. He was born on April 12, 1948 in Dallas, Texas to Grover Hartt Jr. and June (Wilkins) Hartt. Grover was a member of Pi Beta Kappa, graduated with a BA and LLM from SMU and graduated from Texas Tech law school Order of the Coif. He was employed with the U.S. Department of Justice for over 30 years,...
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Nicholas Constantine Marketos

March 4, 1941 - August 14, 2017

Nicholas Constantine "Nick" Marketos 1941-2017 Nick Marketos-lover of kindness, family, animals, and rugby-died on August 14, 2017 after an epic battle with terminal brain cancer. He is survived by a world that is better because he lived in it. Nick's wondrous life began in the small township of Shamva, Zimbabwe on March 4, 1941. The son of Panayiotis, a pioneer, and Emilia, a saint, Nick's...
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Etta Brand

September 23, 1934 - August 13, 2017

Etta Jean Brand was born September 23, 1934 in Dallas. She grew up in S. Dallas with her parents and brothers Joe and Melvin. She was the youngest and the smartest! She graduated from Forest Ave. High School at the age of 16. She was able to share many stories of her life and our family over the years. They were always filled with humor, history and truth. She never married and had no...
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Isidoro Hazan-Cohen

April 17, 1937 - August 13, 2017

Isidoro Hazan-Cohen, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on April 17, 1937 in Havana, Cuba to Marcos and Carmen (Riopelle) Hazan-Cohen. Isidoro left Cuba in 1965 with his wife Sara and moved to Dallas in May of 1966. He was a long time small business owner in Dallas.Isidoro is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sara Hazan-Cohen; his children,...
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Stanley Kazdoy

August 24, 1920 - August 12, 2017

Stanley Kazdoy, 96, of Plano, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at his residence. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all that knew and loved him. A native of San Antonio, he joined the U. S. Army after high school, and was part of the invasion force of the North African campaign of World War II in...
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Dina Vayner

December 9, 1929 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Yolanda Raquel Medina

March 18, 1970 - August 10, 2017

On August 10, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer, our beloved Lana Medina found peace and comfort through her adoration in her Lord Jesus Christ. Yolanda "Lana" Raquel Medina was born on March 18, 1970, in Bryan, Texas, and was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Pedro Medina. She is survived by her mother, Rachel Medina, brothers Arthur and wife Rachel Medina, Richard and wife...
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Ann Barbara Donachie

August 15, 1930 - August 8, 2017

Ann Barbara Flood Donachie was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on August 15, 1930 and passed Tuesday August 8, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great grandchild, and devoted friends, in Dallas, Texas. While she was known as the President of the Donachie Foundation, she was remembered more for her small acts of philanthropy. Throughout her life she made significant...
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Gaye Martin Harris

January 1, 1944 - August 7, 2017

Gaye Martin Harris was born New Years Day 1944 in Long Beach, California. Following WWII, she returned to Sweetwater, Texas where her family's ranch became a hub of horse riding, playing in creeks, Jeep driving and general adventure for friends and cousins. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1962, the University of Texas in 1966 and received her teaching certificate from SMU soon...
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Mary Beth Rhodes

January 11, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Mary Beth (Price) Rhodes passed away peacefully on August 3, 2017 at the age of 75. She was born on January 11, 1942 in Kilgore, TX and moved to McKinney during her school years. She graduated from McKinney High School in 1960 where she was a member of the Future Teachers of America Club, Future Homemakers of America Club, and voted "Miss Fashion Plate" of her graduating class. She attended...
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John Patrick Hall

February 20, 1963 - August 3, 2017

HALL III., John Patrick John Patrick Hall, III, lost a brief and courageous battle against leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer, on August 3, 2017 with his loving family by his side. John was born on February 20, 1963 in Washington, D.C. to Carol Fraser Hall and John Patrick Hall, Jr. As an infant, he moved with his parents to Brussels, Belgium, for two years before the family returned home to Dallas....
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Ann Louise Fox

June 14, 1930 - August 1, 2017

Ann Fox, 87, of Dallas passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at a Dallas hospice facility. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, Mother and friend to all that knew and loved her. She was born in Long Island, NY, on June 14, 1930, to Frank and Jane McGinnis Buscher. Ann was a 6th and 7th grades school teacher for nine years and then helped her husband in business and became a...
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Tina O. Suber

March 22, 1931 - July 31, 2017

Tina Olivia Suber passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Frisco, Texas. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Dallas, Texas, to parents Ray and Ola Mae (Coit) Turner. She is survived by her three sons, Kevin, Terrence and Phil.
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Marshall Philip Kendall

October 28, 1936 - July 30, 2017

Marshall Kendall, 80, of Dallas passed away on Sunday July 30, 2017. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all that knew and loved him.Marshall was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 28, 1936 to Philip and Eleanore Kendall. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1958 then joined the army as an officer and was stationed in Germany. Upon...
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James Chris Monk

September 17, 1970 - July 28, 2017

James Chris "Red" Monk, 46, of Forney, Texas, was born September 17, 1970, in Dallas, Texas, to Norman W. and Linda (Biggs) Monk, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2017, at 4:20 pm, due to a tragedy at work. Red is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 28 years, Mandy (Green) Monk, daughters, Kelsea and McKenna Monk and son, James Chris Monk Jr, (JC). He is survived by both parents,...
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Patricia Lou Patterson

December 23, 1937 - July 27, 2017

Patricia Lou Cator Patterson, 79, of Dallas, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2017. Pat was born on December 23, 1937 in Spearman, Texas. She grew up in a ranching family in the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico. Pat graduated from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she was a basketball player and cheerleader. After high school, Pat attended West Texas State University in...
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George Dawson

April 29, 1921 - July 26, 2017

DAWSON, George 1921 - 2017 George Dawson, of Dallas, died in his sleep on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was 96-years old. Brooklyn born and the only child of Scottish immigrants George and Mary Dawson, he raised homing pigeons on the roof of his apartment building and began a life-long love of music, learning to play the violin, piano and trumpet. After graduating high school, he married his child...
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Margaret K. Spear

September 5, 1922 - July 24, 2017

Margaret Kelly Spear died on July 24, 2017. She is survived by three daughters: Jane Spear, Tampa, FL, Judy Vick, Fairview, TX, Janet Reeves, McKinney, TX, and two sons-in-law, Bill Vick and Gary Reeves. She has 7 living grandchildren: Allison Knowles, Bo Johnson, Amanda Phalin, Drew Boles, Stacey Thomas, Meredith Humphrey and Trey Vick. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren. She was...
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John Franklin Wilson

November 12, 1921 - July 24, 2017

John Franklin Wilson was born November 12, 1921, in Sherman, Texas and died July 24, 2017, in Dallas. John was the youngest of four children born to William Henry Wilson and Evelyn Storm Wilson.Growing up in Fort Worth, he attended Paschal High School, two years at TCU and enrolled at The University of Texas. His education was interrupted by his service to the Country during WWII. He achieved the...
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Louise Patricia Welch

December 14, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Louise Patricia Welch Patti Welch, 87, our Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend moved on to be with her devoted husband on July 22, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Patti was born to Thomas Patrick Joyce and Louise Evangeline Gaudet in Newton, MA on December 14, 1929. Patti was the first born Joyce, followed by Margret, Thomas, and John. After graduation, Patti moved on to...
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Manuel Dubinsky

October 22, 1925 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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John Henry McKee

March 14, 1940 - July 21, 2017

John Henry McKeeMarch 14, 1940 - July 21, 2017The man. The visionary. The pioneer. John died on Friday, July 21, 2017, in Rome,Italy, while on holiday with his partner of 35 years. He was doing what he lovedmost, traveling and in his most favorite city in the world. He resided in Dallas, Texas,and was also a licensed pharmacist since 1964.John was born in Piqua, Ohio, on March 14, 1940, to Fred...
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