Our Obituaries

William Edward Polk

April 26, 1930 - January 27, 2018

William (Bill) Edward Polk passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Wesley Village in Denison, Texas. The family will be at Bratcher Funeral Home for visitation from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30th.The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Parkside Baptist Church in Denison, Texas, with Rev. Jerry Coffman, Rev. Chris Cowen, and Oklahoma State...
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Virginia Lee Blankenship

December 30, 1929 - January 26, 2018

Virginia Blankenship of Denison passed away on January 26th.She was born Virginia Lee Hair on December 30, 1929 in Frederick, Oklahoma, and was married for 67 years to Dr. William Lee Blankenship of Denison, Texas. She was the mother of six children, and was a housewife until her children were grown, then worked for 10 years in the Denison High School Library. She was a member of Waples...
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Muerlynn Jane Zenthoefer

December 2, 1922 - January 26, 2018

Muerlynn Jane Zenthoefer, of Denison, TX, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Renaissance of Sherman, TX. Services will be held at 3:00PM, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Waples Memorial United Methodist Church in Denison, TX, with Rev. Roy Spore and Rev. Cheryl Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, TX. Visitation will be following the Memorial service in Waple's...
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Catherine Louise Heath

January 26, 1921 - January 23, 2018

Catherine Louise Heath, 96 formerly of Denison, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at MacArthur Hills Assisted Living in Irving, TX.Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel, Denison, TX with Chaplain Cherie Fry, Heart to Heart Hospice, officiating. Private burial will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Sherman, TX...
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Robert Bernard Campbell

April 24, 1929 - January 20, 2018

Robert B. Campbell joined his heavenly family on January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father Gordon Anderson Campbell and mother Jesse Mae Knox Campbell; two brothers, William Franklin and James Gordon; one sister, Lillian Alice Nesmith; and his middle son Robert Dwayne Campbell.He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Opal Campbell; one daughter, Terri Reeves; and one son, Joe...
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Margaret Ellen Dvorak

June 17, 1930 - January 20, 2018


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Geneva A. Newsom

January 27, 1930 - January 15, 2018

Geneva "Billie" A. Newsom passed away January 15, 2018 just short of her 88th birth date of January 27, 1930. Billie was born in Wesley, Oklahoma to John and Ada Youell. She was raised in a rural Oklahoma farming community.After a long career at Brookside Division of Safeway in Denison, she moved to McAllen, Texas in the early 1970's. There with her husband Charles, owned and operated Valmac...
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Dale Arnold

January 11, 1942 - January 14, 2018

Dale Arnold, affectionately known as "Fat Daddy" of Pottsboro, TX passed away on Sunday January 14, 2018 at the age of 76 at River Valley Health and Rehabilitation. Fat Daddy was born January 11, 1942 in Gordonville, TX to Addie Love Stuckey Arnold and Leonard William Arnold. Dale was a hard working, strong willed, and occasionally contrary fellow. In his younger years Fat Daddy served in...
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Alice Roberts

April 20, 1926 - January 12, 2018

Alice Roberts, 91, passed away on January 12, 2018 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, TX from complications of Pneumonia.Alice was born in Colbert, OK on April 20, 1926 to Martin & Mary Hock. She married her husband of sixty years, Charles Roberts Sr. in April 1952. They made their home in Denison, TX and raised six children together.She retired from Safeway and later from the Denison...
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Judith Diana Schuessel

December 19, 1938 - January 9, 2018

Judy Schuessel, 79, passed away Tuesday January 9, 2018 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TX.Funeral services will be 1:00pm Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with visitation to be held 12:00 to 1:00pm. Doug Lacey will be officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Sherman, TX.Judy was born Monday, December 19, 1938 in Denison, TX to Leonard Overturf and...
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Ruby Charline Graves

May 26, 1927 - January 9, 2018

Born: May 25, 1927 at Milburn OklahomaPassed: January 9th, 2018 at Denton, TexasCharline was preceded in death by her parents Waldo and Nora Walker, brothers, John Walker and Dawson Walker and son, William Syler. She is survived by one brother Charles Walker.She is also survived by children:Geraldine Ellison, Liz and husband Stan Rapp, J.D. Syler and wife Michele, Juliette Syler, John Syler and...
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Larry Dale Maggard

April 18, 1958 - January 8, 2018

Larry Maggard Sr., 59, went to be with our Lord peacefully on January 8, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Carrollton, Texas, surrounded by his family.Our beloved Larry was born April 18, 1958, in Denison, Texas, to Melton and Charlotte Maggard. Larry was a longtime member of River Pointe Church of Denison (formally First Assembly of God of Denison). Before enduring a five year battle to...
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Mary Lou Smith

June 29, 1929 - December 14, 2017

Mary Lou Carruth Smith, age 88, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Burleson TX at the home of her niece Sherry Mathews.Visitation will be 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday December 18, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison, TXFuneral services will be 10:00am, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel in Denison, TX with burial following at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, TX...
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Janet Maxine Davis

July 1, 1941 - December 13, 2017

Janet Maxine Beal Davis, 76, passed away suddenly December 13, 2017.Friends and Family gathering will be 7pm to 9pm, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Parkside Baptist Church in Denison, TX.Janet was born July 1, 1941 in Denison, TX. She married Bill Davis in Denison, TX on November 27, 1957. Divorced in 1995, they remained great friends for the remainder of her life. She worked at Perrin Field Air...
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James Douglas Hagan

November 20, 1954 - December 10, 2017

DENISON- James Douglas Hagan, 63, of Denison, Texas left his earthly body on December 10, 2017 at his home.Memorial service will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1121 E. Morgan St., Denison, TX 75020.James was born on November 20, 1954 to Henry L. and Wanda Hagan. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps proudly. He believed that you should always do your job, stay out of...
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Wendy Richardson Thompson

September 8, 1940 - December 9, 2017

Wendy Jayne Richardson Thompson passed away peacefully December 9, 2017 in Sherman Texas. Daughter of General James Abner Richardson III and Barbara Fuller, born in Martinez California born September 8, 1940.As an army child they moved and resided in Concord California, Alexandria VA while father worked at the Pentagon, Laguna Beach, Fresno, Ambler PA. She was very athletic and enjoyed...
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Fairlee Koen Trimble

March 9, 1924 - December 2, 2017

Fairlee Koen Carter Trimble born Saturday, March 9, 1924 in Quail, Texas; went home to Christ Sunday, December 2, 2017 from her residence in Colbert, Ok. She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Hattie Koen, her adopted father William Carter, and her loving husband Johnnie Kenneth Trimble, her sisters Floetta and Twyla, and her brother Lowell. Her former son-in-law Herschel Ray Nix, and...
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Rachelle Irene Ponder

December 7, 1967 - December 1, 2017

Rachelle Irene Ponder, age 49, passed away on Friday December 1, 2017 in Denison, Texas . Rachelle was born December 7, 1967, along with her twin brother Michael, in San Antonio. The twins were quickly adopted by Dicie Black Hill and Everett Lee Hill. She married Russell (Rusty) Glen Ponder on July 3, 1998 and was a loving wife and mother. Rusty was blessed to become a father to Rachelle's...
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Linda Lou Hixon

April 25, 1949 - November 30, 2017

Linda Lou Hixon - 04/25/1949-11/30/2017Linda Lou Hixon started a new route to Heaven on November 30, 2017."School buses in Heaven can really fly!" There she is reunited with her Mother Iona Hackett, and preceded Grandma and Grandpa Lloyd at the station.Among her great love of driving, this born cowgirl from Terre Haute, Indiana was a revolving entrepreneur, hippy, traveler, animal lover and...
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Robert Lee Price

August 18, 1939 - November 29, 2017

Robert Lee Price, 78, died Wednesday, 11-29-17, in Avon, Indiana from Parkinson's disease. He was born in Houston, TX in 1939 to Glenn and Dot Price then moved to Denison, TX, where he later raised his family. Robert was the drum major for the Denison High School marching band and married his high school sweetheart before serving in the Navy. Upon his return from service he was employed by the...
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Ruby Fae Stegall

October 2, 1926 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, TX.
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Osburn Wilson Davis

September 20, 1934 - November 23, 2017

Osburn "Ozzie" Wilson Davis, Jr., 83 of Denison, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 peacefully at his home surrounded by his beloved family.Visitation will be 12:00pm, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison, TX.Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at First Christian Church in Denison, TX with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating and burial will follow at...
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David Roscoe Parker

July 30, 1954 - November 19, 2017

David Roscoe Parker, Jr. passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home in Houston, Texas.Graveside services will be held at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. with Horace Groff officiating.David was born Friday, July 30, 1954 in Sherman, Texas, the son of David Roscoe Parker, Sr. and Catherine (Moncrief) Parker. He graduated from Denison...
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Rebecca Anne Aldridge

September 16, 1921 - November 18, 2017

Rebecca "Becky" Anne (Hixon) Aldridge 96 passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Houston under hospice care after a serious fall. Funeral services will be 10am, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Waples United Methodist Church Chapel in Denison, Texas with visitation one hour before. Officiating will be Cheryl Murphy. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Denison, Texas.Becky was born in...
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Janice Lea Ciaccio Jensen

November 30, 1944 - November 16, 2017

Janice Lea (Ciaccio) Jensen, 72, of Denison, Texas passed away in the early morning hours on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Monday, November 20, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with visitation an hour before the service officiated by Mark Martin. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, Texas. Pallbearers are John B. Jensen, Carlos A....
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Jack Eldridge Holder

July 27, 1929 - November 4, 2017

Jack Eldridge Holder, age 88 passed away on Saturday November 4, 2017. Jack was born July 27, 1929 to Lillie May Holder and George Dewey Holder. Jack is survived by his wife, Dorothy Holder; son Steve Holder; son Tim Holder; son Andy Holder; daughter Jacqui Lefler; son Byron Meek; and son Brad Meek; brother Jerry Holder and sister Norma Jean Monroe.Jack was preceded in death by; father George...
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Fredna Joyce Cook

August 29, 1932 - October 31, 2017

Fredna "Scooter" Joyce Cook, 85, of Denison, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at The Legacy Assisted Living in Denison. Visitation will be at 10:30 Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery Chapel in Denison. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am with Chaplain Mike Hermanson officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Fredna was a thoughtful and caring woman and made...
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Lucille Newsom Eakin

May 16, 1924 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, TX.
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Billy Gene Christman

October 7, 1940 - October 25, 2017

Billy Gene Christman, 77, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He was born in Denison, Texas on Monday, October 7, 1940, to Willie and Edith Christman (Frost), and remained in the area throughout his life. He was a truck driver for most of his life and then began his own real estate business. In his younger years, he enjoyed bull riding and the rodeo, was a member of FFA in...
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Charles Wesley Williams

January 26, 1925 - October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017 we lost a great man. Charles "Charlie" Wesley Williams, Jr., passed peacefully following a recent illness. Charlie was born January 26, 1925, in Memphis, Tennessee and was the only son of Charles W. Williams, Sr. and his wife Eula. Charlie spent his youth in Earle, Arkansas graduating from Earle High School. He attended college at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,...
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Martha Ann Campbell

May 13, 1938 - October 14, 2017

DENISON- Martha Ann Campbell, 79, of Denison, passed away Saturday, October 14 after a lengthy illness.Visitation will be at 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery Chapel, Denison. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M., with Horace Groff officiating and interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. Martha was born in Denison, Texas on May 13, 1938 to Lit and Lucille Jones. She...
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Shirley Jane Case

December 9, 1935 - October 8, 2017

Shirley (Gan-Gan) Case returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Surrounded by family and with her firm belief in God, she ended her struggles and was granted eternal peace.Shirley was born in Dorchester, TX to Ruby and William Ruffin on December 9th, 1935. She was the youngest of four children. Wanda Crook, William "Bill" Ruffin and Sybil Girdner are all still living. Shirley met...
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Doris Jean Goodlett

October 30, 1928 - September 24, 2017

Mrs. Doris Jean Goodlett entered her eternal Home at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TX on Sunday, September 24th 2017. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Parkside Baptist Church in Denison, TX. Graveside service will be held at Broken Bow Cemetery on Wednesday, September 27th at 10:00 AM. Family visitation will be one hour before both services. Doris...
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Helen Wilson Sedlmeir

November 18, 1924 - September 22, 2017

Margaret "Helen" Hall Wilson Sedlmeir passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 in Denison Texas.Memorial Services will be 10:00AM, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel in Denison, Texas with Pastor Cheryl Murphy of Waples United Methodist Church, Denison, Texas.Graveside services will be 2:00PM, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Blanchard Cemetery in Blanchard, Oklahoma...
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Doris Athene Martin

July 3, 1924 - September 19, 2017

Doris Athene Martin, 93, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Frisco, Texas.She was born Thursday, July 3, 1924 in Colorado City, Texas, the daughter of C. B. Reese and Era Kay Carden.Doris is survived by sons Bob Martin and Jack Martin and daughter-in-law Peggy Martin.The family will be at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison for visitation on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 P. M...
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James Alfred Clement

October 6, 1928 - September 19, 2017

Storyteller of Pottsboro, James Alfred Clement went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at home doing what he loved.James was born into life October 6, 1928 to Alfred and Margaret Clement. He married Patsy Ruth Prater on July 5, 1950. He was a union carpenter for 50 years; he retired into working cattle and farming his land. He loved to pick up pecans to stay busy. He never had an...
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Edna Irene Hullett

June 27, 1938 - September 19, 2017

Edna Irene Hullett, 79, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at The Woodlands Place Rehabilitation in Denison, Texas.She was born in San Antonio on June 27, 1938, to Robert M. Franklin and Maggie Belle Gibson Franklin. She married Bobby Hullett on May 18, 1962, in Sherman, TX.She was a member of Park Avenue Church of Christ, worked as a dispatcher for the Denison Fire Department for over 20...
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Elaine Carlson

December 20, 1947 - September 19, 2017

Elaine Carlson12-20-47 - 9-19-17On September 19, 2017, with family by her side, this beautiful soul left this life, peacefully entering the gates of heaven.Born, Gatha Elaine Herron, on December 20, 1947 to J.W. and Bondenia (Spencer) Herron, in Climax, TX. Elaine graduated from Lake County High School in Leadville, Colorado where she spent much of her childhood and where she found the love of...
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Charles Wade Smith

March 3, 1931 - September 2, 2017

DENISON- Charles Wade Smith, age 86, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Wade was born Tuesday, March 3, 1931 in Denison to Verble Lou (Merrill) Smith and Samuel Wright Smith. Family visitation will be 6:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 8, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Billie...
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Billie K. Fertner

January 16, 1925 - August 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, TX.
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Tommie Sue Hawkins

September 8, 1938 - August 28, 2017

Tommie Sue Hawkins went to be with the Lord on August 28th, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center.A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel, 401 W. Woodard St, Denison, TX. A graveside service will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park. Tommie Sue was born September 8th, 1938 in Allison, Oklahoma to Tom and Sue (Bennett) Fields. She attended...
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Adine Kershner Powell

November 19, 1915 - August 26, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Adine (Hoover) Kershner Powell announces her passing on August 26, 2017. Born in Honey Grove, TX on November 19, 1915, to Leslie Mae (Holder) and John Charles Hoover, Adine is preceded in death by her parents, first husband Laverne Kershner, second husband Benson Powell and siblings Georgia Hudson, Luella Hoover, Lillie Patricia Reynolds, Ruby Mask, R.B...
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Kenneth Elijah Tramel

April 20, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Kenneth Elijah Tramel, 78 of Denison, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017.A private service will be held at a later date.Kenneth was born Thursday, April 20, 1939 in Navarro County, Texas to Vernon Elijah and Edith (Winters) Tramel. He was preceded in death by his wife Phoebe Tramel in 2015 and his parents.He is survived by his son Timothy Tramel and wife Iralene of Joplin, Missouri; daughter...
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James Arnold Edgett

February 17, 1937 - August 23, 2017

James Arnold Edgett, 80 passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Sherman, TX.Funeral services will be Friday, August 25, 2017 at Cedarlawn Chapel on the Hill in Sherman with Pastor Roy Webster officiating.James was born Wednesday, February 17, 1937 to Arthur and Addie Lou (Winburn) Edgett in Denison, TX. He loved baseball and golf and played for the American Legion Baseball League. He was a...
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Charles Claude Rister

November 27, 1960 - August 16, 2017

Denison- MSGT Charles Claude Rister, 56, died peacefully and with full honors in his Denison, Texas home on August 16, 2017, after a long courageous battle with renal cell carcinoma. The family will be welcoming friends for visitation at Bratcher Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 22, from 6:00-8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 23 at 10:00 am at the Bratcher Funeral Home...
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Gary Kay Nellis

September 6, 1936 - August 10, 2017

Gary K. Nellis, of McKinney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Mr. Nellis had bravely fought various medical conditions for several years before his battles ended. He passed away, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Nellis was a devout Christian and a pillar of strength and faith for his family and friends, and he was a long-time member of Waples Methodist Church in...
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Charles Douglas Cooksey

November 27, 1931 - August 10, 2017

Charles Douglas Cooksey, 85, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Sam Rayburn Memorial Veteran Center in Bonham, Texas.Visitation will be at 6:00 P.M., Monday, August 14, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home.Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry Coffman officiating. The Lone Star Masonic Lodge #403 will conduct the Masonic...
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William Edward Conatser

December 21, 1943 - August 8, 2017

WILLIAM EDWARD (ED) CONATSER, JRServices for William Edward (Ed) Conatser, Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery Chapel in Denison. He died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Jerry Coffman of Parkside Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dension.Ed was born on December 21, 1943, in...
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John Steven Thomas

October 7, 1949 - August 7, 2017

John Steven Thomas, 67, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017, at Texoma Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Fairview Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Keith Taylor officiating. Steven was born on Friday, October 7, 1949, in Denison, Texas, to Matthew Thomas and Kathleen Adams Thomas. He worked all of his life at the Denison Country Club until 2001....
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Calvin Jacob Hurlock

September 20, 1924 - July 30, 2017

Calvin ("Cal") J. Hurlock passed away at the age of 92 on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Grayson Place in Denison. He was one of seven children born to George E. Hurlock and Katherine Knight Hurlock in Indiantown, Virginia on Sept. 20, 1924.On March 1, 1947 he married the "love of his life", Rachel Wilkins and they had four daughters, Nancy, Sue, Peggy and Debbie.On October 1, 1971, he retired from...
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Robert Monte Moorehead

September 28, 1933 - July 25, 2017

Robert Monte Moorehead "Bob" 83 , of Pottsboro, Texas went to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday , July 25, 2017 after complications with dementia. He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa on September 28, 1933 to Elva and Monte Moorehead.Bob was the youngest of three children with sisters Kay Bottenfield and Pat Burns. After the family moved to Des Moines, and graduating from Roosevelt High...
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Evelyn C. Taylor

June 19, 1922 - July 20, 2017

Evelyn Couch Taylor, 95, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Austin, Texas.Evelyn was born on June 19, 1922, in Dallas, Texas to Cecil Redding Couch and Essie (Adams) Couch. She graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas. She married John L. Taylor employed by MKT Railroad. With the start of WWII, she spent her early-married years doing administrative work for the Army's air force in...
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Wilma Guthrie Graham

September 14, 1932 - July 16, 2017

Wilma Guthrie Graham, 84, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center. Visitation will be Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard, Denison, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, July 21, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1515 North Travis Street, Sherman, Texas with Rev. Craig Sturm officiating. Rev. Bradley Carroll...
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Thomas Earl Young

December 23, 1931 - July 15, 2017

Thomas Earl Young, 85, of Valley View, Texas passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Gainesville, Texas. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.He was born on December 23, 1931 to Robert Oscar and Dicie Ludy (Adams) Young in Spencerville, Oklahoma. Earl was raised in Sawyer, Oklahoma and attended Sawyer and Ft. Towson Public Schools. He married Ann Marie Cole Young on January 2, 1976 in Crawford,...
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Martha Ann Randolph

October 6, 1929 - July 8, 2017

Martha Ann Randolph (Moore), age 87, of Denison, Texas passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017.Visitation will be 6:00 PM Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Bratcher Funeral Home.Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in the Veterans section.Martha was born Sunday, October 6,...
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Roy Ernest Mitchell

August 27, 1936 - July 5, 2017

Roy Ernest Mitchell, 80, passed away on July 5 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1936 to Kent and Florence Mitchell.Roy grew up in a military family, living in several places during his childhood including Canada and Germany. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth in 1954. After high school he attended Texas A&M University...
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Ray Ray Smith

September 2, 1936 - July 4, 2017

Ray Smith, 80 yrs old, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Denison, Texas.Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday, July 7, 2017, with funeral services commencing at 11:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery Chapel in Denison, Texas with Brother Houston Garner officiating. Burial will follow in the Veterans section.Ray was born Wednesday, September 2, 1936 in Boswell, Oklahoma to Burtram E. and Viola ...
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Malinda Gail Howard

June 18, 1949 - June 26, 2017

Malinda Gail Williams Howard, age 68, of Denison, Texas, was called to be with her heavenly father June 26, 2017, and to be reunited with her husband Hermon F. Howard, and her father Alvin H. Williams of Burlison, Tennessee, who passed away April 2, 2017, and her aunt Betty Taylor who was called away June 3, 2017. She will also join her grandparents Raymond & Eva Woods of Wynne, Arkansas. She...
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Faye Brown

August 13, 1932 - June 24, 2017

W. Faye Brown, 84 years old and a long time resident of Denison, Texas passed away June 24, 2017 in Denton, Texas, where she presently resided. Faye is survived by her 4 children, Jim, Janette, Robert and Gerald R Brown Jr., 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Faye is predeceased by her husband Gerald Russell Brown Sr., mother Ruby Johnson Caughey and father...
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Louann Smith

September 12, 1933 - June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, TX.
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James Edward Breuer

March 28, 1935 - June 13, 2017

James Edward Breuer, formerly of San Antonio, TX was born March 28, 1935 to Herman Martin Breuer and Edna Reimer Breuer in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The family moved to Texas in 1945. Jim died on June 13, 2017 at age 82 at Legacy Memory Care facility in Denison, TX.After attaining the rank of captain in the United State Army, Jim left the service to teach biology and marine science for many years...
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Kadhijia Faye Seely

July 25, 1989 - June 11, 2017

Kadijia Faye Seely of Denison, Texas passed away June 11, 2017 of a cardiac arrest.Kadhijia is preceded in death by her grandmother Glenna Faye Warmoth and grandfather Johnny Cleo Warmoth. Kadhijia leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Akadenze Faye Armstrong of Denison, Texas; sister Krishnia Dawne Seely of Denison, Texas; brother Nathanial Anthony Seely of Denison, Texas; father Stanley Anthony...
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Carl Henry Frietsch

July 14, 1958 - June 9, 2017

Carl Henry Frietsch was born on July 14, 1958 to Dr. Werner and Anita Frietsch in Denison Texas. In his youth, Carl loved his friends and enjoyed spending time at his family's farm in Cherry Mound with his sisters and parents. Carl attended St. Xavier's Catholic School before entering the Denison School System. He was an altar boy at St. Patrick Catholic Church and an organist who enjoyed...
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Dennis Ray Teague

April 8, 1958 - June 1, 2017

Dennis Ray Teague, 59, died Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Woodlands Place Rehabilitation Suites in Denison, Texas. Dennis was born April 8, 1958 to Betty and Truman Teague of Denison, Texas. He was the youngest of seven children. He had a big heart with lots of love to give and receive. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Dennis is preceded in death by his mother Betty Teague and two...
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William Herbert Brown

January 24, 1924 - May 19, 2017

Dr. William Herbert Brown, 93, passed away peacefully Friday, May 19, 2017 with his children by his side.Dr. Brown was born Thursday, January 24, 1924, the son of Joseph Preston Brown and Ethel Marie Dobbs in Wilburton, Oklahoma. He was one of six children. When, at the age of seven, on his birthday, his family moved from Oklahoma to Texas and Denison was the first place they stopped and stayed...
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William David Burkhead

February 10, 1939 - May 18, 2017

William (David) Burkhead went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in his home in Denison, Texas. A follower of Christ, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bill left a lasting impression on our hearts.Bill was born on February 10, 1939, in Memphis, Tennessee, to William and Mable (Pate) Burkhead. After graduating high school in Memphis, Bill spent time in Cape...
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Chris Christene Graves

February 26, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Graveside services for Evelyn Christene (Chris) McDonald Graves will be held at 12:30pm on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home. Immediately following interment, a celebration of life service will be held at 1:30pm at Waples Memorial United Methodist Church, 830 W. Main, in Denison. A reception will be held at the church immediately after the...
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Charles Walter Kollhoff

May 28, 1916 - May 12, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Walter Kollhoff was born on May 28, 1916 and died on May 12, 2017. He lived long and well. For 73 years he was married to his beloved wife, Gladys Elaine Finklea Kollhoff. She predeceased him in 2013. Their marriage was lived in accordance with the Biblical mandate of one flesh, inseparable in their love for each other.He grew up in Dallas and served in the Navy in World War...
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Robert Clay Hendrik

July 15, 1929 - May 6, 2017

Lifelong resident of Denison, TX, Robert passed from this life Saturday, May 6, 2017. Mr. Hendrik was born July 15, 1929 to Clay Hendrik and Annabell Lewis Hendrik of Denison. He married Veda Nelms December 20, 1975 in Denison. He was a member of Waples United Memorial Methodist Church. He served as an Usher for 40 years.Visitation will be 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Bratcher...
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Francile Winfrey

January 13, 1939 - April 21, 2017

Francile Pearson Winfrey, 78, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M., at Bratcher Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday April 24, 2017 at Park Avenue Church of Christ, Denison, Texas with Todd Catteau officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Sherman, Texas...
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Lola Faye Shelton

August 21, 1930 - April 16, 2017

DENISON- Lola Faye Shelton, 86, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Palestine, Texas from a battle with cancer.Born in 1930, Lola was a lifelong resident of Denison. She made a career of taking care of her husband of 50 years, Jack Shelton, also of Denison. She loved to play bridge and golf. She will be missed by many friends and family.She is survived by her sister Mildred Brinkley; brother Carl...
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Thomas Paul Poole

August 31, 1929 - April 10, 2017

Thomas Paul Poole, 87, passed away on April 10, 2017 in Denison, Texas. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on August 31, 1929, he attended school in Denison and Muskogee, and joined the United States Navy, being honorably discharged in 1952, after serving over four years. He joined the Dallas Police Department in 1957 for 21 years, retiring in 1979. Daddy enjoyed his retired life traveling, bird watching...
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Cora Dell Anderson

June 12, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Cora D. Anderson was born on June 12, 1926 to Parents Lorrance Alphonse and Mary Lillian (Dobson) Cuaves in Gulfport Mississippi. She was called home on April 7, 2017 surrounded by her family.Cora married the love of her life and best friend, Bland (Andy) on June 14, 1952. As a military wife she traveled to many duty stations throughout many states and countries until his retirement, where they...
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Dorothy Joe McClure

December 6, 1931 - April 6, 2017

Dorothy "Dottie" Joe McClure, 85, of Denison, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Nanaw's Place in Denison.She was born on December 6, 1931, in Ravenna, Texas, to Charlie B. and Jodie E. (Barber) Standifer. She married Mike McClure, from Dallas, on October 22, 1961. They did not have any children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Jodie Standifer; and her two sisters,...
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Charlie James Colston

December 4, 1938 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, TX.
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Laura Ann Evans

July 8, 1961 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, TX.
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William Barron Wheeless

July 21, 1934 - March 27, 2017

William Barron Wheeless was born Saturday, July 21, 1934 in Ballinger, Texas to Robert and Nina Wheeless (Barron). William joined the U.S. Army and served his country from 1956-1957. After that time he became a rancher, which he happily continued for many years. He was married on June 7, 1973 in Bobbs, New Mexico. Later in life William greeted the public as they entered Albertsons Grocery Store,...
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Stewart Tyrrell Wood

November 25, 1931 - March 26, 2017

Stewart Tyrrell Wood, age 85, of Denison, TX passed in the privacy of his home with his loving family at his side on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 4 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Bratcher Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 800 W. Woodard, Denison. He was born on November 25, 1931 to Evans...
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Mike Espinosa

May 9, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Mike Espinosa, 87 passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman, TX.Family visitation will be 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison, TX.Funeral services will be 10am, Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel in Denison, TX.Mike was born Thursday, May 9, 1929 in Denison, TX to Joe & Fransisca (Garza)...
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Charles Christopher Flood

October 12, 1929 - March 18, 2017

Charlie Flood, the 87 year-old smiling Irishman whose friends numbered in the hundreds and whose love of life and family was endless, finished his earthly journey peacefully, at home in Denison, surrounded by his children, late Saturday, March 18, 2017.Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Denison. Following the Mass, co-celebrated by Father...
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David Myron Buring

July 2, 1940 - March 17, 2017

Dr. David Myron Buring, MD passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX at the age of 76. A graveside service will take place at 10am on Monday, March 20 at the Fairview Cemetery in Denison, TX with Rabbi Howard Wolk officiating. David Buring was born July 2, 1940 in Memphis TN, the son of Louis and Julia Buring. He graduated from the Texas Western...
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Bonnie Nell Rodgers

August 4, 1928 - March 14, 2017

She met and married the love of her life, Harold Rodgers, from Durant, Oklahoma, after college. They lived in Arlington, Texas for a number of years. He preceded her in death. She never remarried. Bonnie loved to travel and spoke often of her adventures to Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, and around the U.S. She always loved to dress up in her finest bling! She was a classy lady! She loved her...
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Ora Lee Thompson

September 19, 1924 - March 11, 2017

Ora Lee (Metcalf) Thompson was born Friday, September 19, 1924 in Finch, Oklahoma to Sam & Lela (Taylor) Metcalf as one of ten children. She married husband Cecil Thompson on July 22, 1944 in Durant, Oklahoma where she went on to start a family of her own, raising six children. She loved to plant vegetable gardens and quilting. She loved to cook for her family, especially her famous fried...
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Kim Layne Campbell

March 3, 1954 - March 10, 2017

Kim Layne Campbell, 63 years old, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Woodlands Rehabilitation in Denison, Texas.Kim was born Wednesday, March 3, 1954.Kim donated his body to science and a memorial service will be conducted by the family at a later date.
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Wilma Jean Todd

February 16, 1945 - March 7, 2017

Wilma Jean Todd, 72, who lived in Denison, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Wilma was born Friday, February 16, 1945 in Celina, Texas to Leland and Violet Todd. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 10, at 2:00 pm at Oakridge Cemetery in Denison. Wilma is survived by her cousin Charles Williamson and partner Harold Morrison. She is preceded...
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Charles Austin Rainey

October 1, 1938 - February 27, 2017

Charles Austin Rainey, 78, passed away February 27, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.Charles was born on Saturday, October 1, 1938, in Enid, Oklahoma, the son of Glen and Helen Rainey. He is survived by his loving wife Sue Rainey (Robison) and his sister Helen Ann Williams.Charles is preceded in death by his parents and sister Morla Rainey.Graveside services will be held at...
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Wilma Irene Creech

September 23, 1933 - February 27, 2017

Wilma Irene Creech, who lived in Pottsboro, was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her death on Monday, February 27, 2017. Wilma was born Saturday September 23, 1933 in New Allison, Oklahoma to James and Zelma Hunt. Family visitation will be 6:00pm to 7:00pm Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison. Texas.Funeral services will be 10:00am, Friday March 3, 2017 at...
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Gloria Veleeta McCraw

July 14, 1921 - February 26, 2017

Gloria Veleeta McCraw passed away peacefully Sunday, February 26, 2017.She was a grandmother to Michelle Monroe, and great-granddaughters Victoria Allen, and Alexis Sample, along with Heather Bennett, and great grandsons Slade Gonzales and Caison Brigham. Gloria was a lifetime member of Beta Zeta Master, and received many awards, such as Woman of the Year, Order of the Rose, Silver Circle, and...
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David Arthur Harner

March 14, 1927 - February 24, 2017

David Arthur Harner was born to Arthur Harner and Opal Carnahan on March 14, 1927. He passed away on February 24, 2017.David grew up on a farm in Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master's in Public Administration. After college, David served in city management for many years including Denison, Jacksonville, Borger, San Antonio, Missouri City and Alvin. He also worked with...
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Charles Robert Bruce

January 1, 1934 - February 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, TX.
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Clifford Harrison Peercy

March 14, 1942 - February 18, 2017

Clifford Harrison Peercy, age 74, of Sherman, Texas, passed away suddenly on February 18, 2017. He was born March 14, 1942, in Jamestown, Tennessee, to William Pearcy and Eva L. Pearcy. Clifford was married to Deryl Dianne (Phillips) Peercy and they celebrated 53 years of marriage before his passing.Clifford is survived by his wife and their children James William Peercy and wife, Claudette and...
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Stanley Norris Trammell

November 21, 1968 - February 9, 2017

Stanley Norris Trammell II, 48, was born November 21, 1968 in Denison TX. His parents were Gail Jackson (Rambo) and Stanley Norris Trammell. He passed away peacefully February 9, at home in his sleep. Stan worked for many years as a server in many restaurants during his life with the last place of employment being Salt Grass Steak House in McKinney where he made friends that quickly became part...
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Delia Evelyn Norman

December 10, 1917 - February 7, 2017

Delia Evelyn Norman passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas after 99 years of an extraordinary life.Delia was born December 10, 1917 one of 5 children, the Daughter of Don William Bailey & Emmie Dea Rice Bailey. She married John Henry Wilburn (Love of her Life) March 30, 1934. Henry passed away June 17, 1977. She then married Woodrow Norman February 1,...
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Christine Ford

February 27, 1925 - February 6, 2017

Christine Ford, 91 of Denison, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at Beacon Hill in Denison.Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, February 10, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ron Cunningham of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church of Denison; Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in...
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Christopher Michael Jones

November 4, 1969 - February 6, 2017

Christopher Michael Jones, 47, went to live with the Lord on Monday, February 6, 2017 after a sudden unexpected heart attack at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Chris was born on Tuesday, November 4, 1969 to Kathryn (Sanders) Jones and Larry Roberts (deceased), adopted by Richard Jones. He graduated from Denison High School in 1988 and went to Grayson College for a short period.Chris was...
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Joe Ernest Sparks

April 5, 1937 - February 4, 2017

Joe Sparks went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 4 after a long battle with stomach cancer, liver cancer and two fractures of his neck. Joe's unconditional love, gentle spirit and endless patience were extraordinary. When you were with him, he loved telling stories of his son and daughter growing up and his life and travels with his wife of sixty years, Ann Sparks.Joe is survived by his...
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Billy Reese Martin

December 27, 1943 - February 3, 2017

Billy Reese Martin, 73 passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.Billy was born December 27, 1943 in Big Spring, Texas to Andrew Jackson Martin and Doris Athene Reese, one of 3 children.He was preceded in death by his father.He is survived by his mother Doris Martin of McKinney, Texas; his wife Peggy (Morrison) Martin of McKinney, Texas; son Kenneth Martin and wife...
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Linda Galloway

October 13, 1943 - January 26, 2017

Linda Galloway, 73, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her home in Bells, Texas.Linda was born Wednesday, October 13, 1943 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Joe & Elizabeth Hebert. On March 12, 1958 she married Jack L. Galloway, Sr. in Madill, Oklahoma. She attended Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Texas and worked as a pharmacy tech for Medical Plaza Hospital in...
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Patrick Earl Coffman

August 25, 1941 - January 25, 2017

Patrick E. Coffman, born August 25, 1941 in Denison, Texas passed away January 25, 2017 in Denison, Texas after a long bout of illnesses. A private memorial will be held in Grayson County this weekend. He was preceded in death by his parents Lester Earl Coffman, Frances Pemberton, and T. J. Pemberton. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and his three children, Patrick, Kier, and Denise. Also,...
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Wanda June Elmore

December 23, 1929 - January 17, 2017

Wanda June (Rogers) Elmore December 23, 1929-January 17, 2017Wanda June Elmore (Rogers) passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017, at Texoma Medical Center. She was 87 years old.Wanda was born on December 23, 1929 in Deering, Kansas to Clarence Scott and Ola May Rogers (Harden). Wanda graduated from L.V.N. training in Fort Worth, Texas then went on to Grayson College, Sherman, Texas receiving a...
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