Our Obituaries

Alfredo Huerta Ventura

January 24, 2018

Alfredo "Freddy" Ventura passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the age of 37.He is survived by his spouse Heather and pets Blue, BooBoo and Lucy; his parents Maria and Agustin Ventura and his brothers Fernando, Augustin, Jesus, David and their respective families.Everyone is welcome to accompany the family for the memorial service to be held on Thursday, February 1 at 2PM at...
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Mildred Lucille Ridge

February 11, 1921 - January 23, 2018

Mildred Lucille Ridge, age 96, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2018. Mildred was born February 11, 1921 to Dolphus and Ollie Pearl Christopher in Fort Towson, Ok. Mildred grew up in Oklahoma. She left school after the 3rd grade to start traveling with her parents and eight siblings to work. As a young woman, she moved to California to pick and pack grapes. In the late...
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John William Hendricks

July 18, 1936 - January 19, 2018

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Richard M. GUZMAN

February 26, 1938 - January 13, 2018

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Alejandro V. Villafana

January 10, 1970 - January 11, 2018

Alejandro V. Villafana, 48, of Dallas, TX, passed away January 11, 2018. He was born in Aldama, Guanajuato, Mexico on January 10, 1970. Alex Graduated from Sunset High School. Alex had a career in autobody, working for facilities such as JB Kustoms, and DISD. He was also a member of Phaylanx Car Club, and had a passion for cars. He is survived by his father, Juan R. Villafana; Sisters: Mary...
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Martha Nell Wrotenbery

December 30, 1924 - January 2, 2018

Martha Nell Wrotenbery passed away at her home in Grand Prairie, TX, Tuesday morning, January 2, 2018, after a short illness in the hospital. She was born on December 30, 1924, in Tyler, TX, to Julian F. and Bessie L. Thedford. Martha had spent her formative years in Tyler, TX, and attended Tyler Commercial College upon her graduation from John Tyler High School. She was considered to be a great...
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Mary Ellen Catron

May 7, 1932 - December 31, 2017

Mary Ellen Catron, 85, passed away December 31, 2017 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was born May 7, 1932 in Kaufman County, Texas to parents, William H. and Mary Emma Lawson. Mary was a nurse for over 20 years. She loved dancing and doing ceramics. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Catron; daughter, Kimberly Joyce James; son, Ricky Sluder. She is survived by children, Roger Dell...
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Mary Evelyn Carroll

February 17, 1918 - December 27, 2017

Mary Evelyn Carroll, age 99, passed away December 27, 2017 of Grand Prairie, Texas and went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born February 17, 1918 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Evelyn was retired from AT&T/Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1980 after serving that company for 39 years. She is a founding member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was a loving mother,...
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Jeremy Raymond Gebhart

November 1, 1969 - December 25, 2017

Jeremy Raymond Gebhart was born on November 1, 1969 to Dennis Gebhart and Maria De La Garza in Upland, California. He married his high school sweetheart Victoria when they were just 19 on March 18, 1989. Jeremy and Victoria have been together for 31 years and married for almost 29 years. They were blessed with four children, three girls Marrissa, Adriana, Alexis and one boy Bryan. Jeremy was a...
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Vanessa Villarreal

May 16, 1981 - December 23, 2017

Vanessa Villarreal, 36, passed away December 23, 2017. She was born May 16, 1981 in Weslaco., Texas. Vanessa is survived by: parents, Luther and Maria Asbury; brother, Gabino Villarreal III; sisters, Veronica Jenkins and husband John, Vianca Ochoa and husband Danield; nieces and nephews, Mark, Emma, J.J., Daniel Jr., Elianna, Chloe, and Lucas. She was loved by her family and friends and will...
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Mary Lou Carter

May 30, 1932 - December 15, 2017

Mary Lou Carter, of Grand Prairie, TX was born May 30, 1932 in Moberly, Missouri to George Heiman and Ruth Griffin. Mary Lou was a librarian in Grand Prairie ISD for many years before she retired. She had a love of reading and it showed. She fostered a love of reading in many of the students that she met throughout those years. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and was always close to...
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James Edwin Rea

November 4, 1946 - December 15, 2017

James Edwin Rea was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on November 4, 1946 to Gus W. Rea II and Dorothy Mae Rea. He spent most of his early years of life in South Texas until he enlisted in the Navy in 1965. While in the Navy he was assigned to the USS Ranger during the Vietnam War, where he worked in the catapult division. After proudly serving his country he received his honorable discharge in...
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Roberto Avitia

April 18, 1942 - December 14, 2017

Roberto Avitia, nacio en Providencia, Municipio de Santiago Papasquiaro, Estado de Durango, Mexico. El 18 de Abril de 1942.Sus padres, Celia Avitia (+) y Rodrigo Montenegro (+), crecio en San Ignacio, Estado de Durango.Durante su juventud realizo varias actividades laborales entre las que destacan trabajos agricolas, trabajos en la ganaderia y en una carniceria. Aos mas tarde trabajo en...
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William Leon Battiest

October 12, 1946 - December 14, 2017

William Leon Battiest, 71, passed away December 14, 2017. He was born October 12, 1946 in Tulsa, OK.
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Eulalia Martinez

September 26, 1934 - November 23, 2017

Eulalia T Martinez is precededin death by her father, Sostenes Tamez and mothers, Petra Tamez and Maria Noyola, husband of fifty-five years, Rodolfo Martinez, son Rodolfo Martinez, Jr and three brothers and one sisterSurvived by sisters, Lela Ozuna and Maggie Campos, daughters, Corina Trevino and husband Juan Trevino, Debra Araiza and Juan Alvarado and son, Aladdin Martinez and wife, Luz Martinez...
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Carolyn Othalene Dyson Kilgo Weinman

August 5, 1946 - November 21, 2017

Carolyn Othalene Dyson Kilgo WeinmanAugust 5, 1946 - November 21,2017Carolyn was born on August 5, 1946 to Ovena Velmarie Gilchrest and Othel Sye "Simon" Dyson in Gatesville, Texas.Her maternal grandparents were Arlena Pearl Bailey & Charlie Roy Gilchrest of Gatesville, Texas; both deceased. Carolyn's fraternal grandparents were Delia Dell Foster & Charley Franklin Dyson of King, Texas; both...
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Chad Jason Alan

June 18, 1978 - November 20, 2017

On Monday, November 20, 2017, Chad Jason "Sven" Taylor returned to the Halls of his Ancestors. Born in Colorado, Chad spent most of the early years of his life moving around with his family. They found a home in Texas when he was 16, where he enjoyed swimming, football, and chess club. When he was old enough, Chad joined the US Marine Corps., where he rose to the rank of Corporal and received...
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Mark John Windschitl

November 18, 1954 - November 20, 2017

Mark John Windschitl passed away on November 20, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.He was a great man, husband, and father.He loved his country, God, and family.He leaves behind his wife Sheri Winschitl, two children Amanda and Courtney Windschitl, five brothers & sisters-in-law; Len and Ellen Windschitl, Ken Windschitl, Dave & Susan Windschitl, Bob Windschitl and John Windschitl. Two sisters & brothers-in-law...
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Gloria S. Christian

October 7, 1955 - November 19, 2017

Gloria S. Christian, age 62, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gloria was born October 7, 1955 to Edmund Poindexter and Vaney Louise Dewberry in Dallas, Texas.Gloria is survived by her spouse, Gary Christian, to whom she was married for 43 years. Three children, Jeremy (Carol), Steven and Chris Meyer and grandchildren, Matthew, Summer, Olivia, Madison, Chad, Melanie and...
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Jerry Dale Brownlow

March 26, 1943 - November 13, 2017

Jerry Dale Brownlow, 74, of Ft. Worth, Texas, passed away November 13, 2017 He was born in Lubbock, Texas on March 26, 1943.He was married to Glendora Brownlow.Jerry Brownlow had a career in Welding for many years. He was a member of The National Guard Army & Navy, and had a passion for his daughters and guns. He was preceded in death by Glendora,...
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Michelle Lilia Briones Loving

September 24, 1968 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Raul M. Corona

July 3, 1952 - October 25, 2017

Raul M. Corona, 65, of Arlington, Texas, passed away October 25, 2017 at his home. Mr. Corona was born July 3, 1952 in Mexico to Juan Corona Sanchez and Carmen Mora Macias. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Grand Prairie Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, Texas from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.Funeral Mass will be Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Matthews...
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Lac Huu Nguyen

April 24, 1944 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Vaney Louise Dewberry Poindexter Kropff

October 29, 1923 - October 16, 2017

Vaney Louise Dewberry Poindexter Kropff, 93, went to be with her Lord on Monday, October 16, 2017.Louise was born in a house on Arkansas Lane in Arlington on October 29, 1923. She spent her early years in Waxahachie, but soon moved to Grand Prairie where she spent most of her 93 years. She always called Grand Prairie home.Louise loved her home church, 8th Street Baptist in Grand Prairie. She...
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Jennifer Michelle Jimmerson Insco

November 7, 1987 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Maria Matilde Gonzalez De Miranda

July 12, 1944 - October 7, 2017

Maria Matilede Gonzalez de Miranda nació en El Salvador y vivió sus ultimos dia en Tejas rodeada por sus hijos, nietos, familia y amigos quienes siempre la van a recordar como una gran madre, abuela y tía. Fue como una madre para muchos y muy bondadosa. Durante su vida ella mostro mucho amor y cariño a todos los que la rodeaban. Como madre, abuela y mujer siempre fue muy...
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Michael Lynn Jordan

October 29, 1940 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Joyce Horton

December 12, 1938 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Merrion E. Vinson

January 3, 1934 - October 1, 2017

VisitationGrand Prairie Funeral HomeGrand Prairie, TXFriday, October 6, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmFuneral ServiceGrand Prairie Funeral HomeGrand Prairie, TXSaturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 amBurialMoore Memorial GardensArlington, TXSaturday, October 7, 2017
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William L. Cherry

January 8, 1932 - September 30, 2017

Williams Loyd Cherry of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away September 30, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Mr. Cherry was born January 8, 1932 in Jolly, Texas to Robert Loyd Cherry and Mildred Louise Turpin. Mr. Cherry was baptized in Myra, Texas. Mr. Cherry entered the United States Navy on February 12, 1949 in San Diego, California. He was discharged honorably at the San Francisco Receiving Station on...
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Verdinell Shriver

June 8, 1915 - September 27, 2017

Verdinell Shriver died September 27, 2017. Born June 8, 1915 to Louis and Ruth Ferguson in Sulphur Springs, TX. Long time resident of Grand Prairie, she and her husband Henry, were owners of Henry's Sporting Good for many years.Verdinell is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Shriver.She is survived by her son David Shriver of Germany, brother Boyd Ralph Ferguson and wife, Lois of...
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Gage Bond Overton

June 13, 1998 - September 23, 2017

Gage Bond Overton passed away peacefully at Children's Medical Center in Dallas on September 23, 2017, at the age of 19.Gage is survived by his parents, Ryan Overton of Dallas and Chrissy Gomez of Grand Prairie; stepmom Jeanie Overton; stepdad Adrian Gomez; siblings, Addison Overton, Gavin and Jonah Portinari, Sean Difronzo, and Jett Gomez; grandparents Pete and Vickie Overton, Coni Cook, Charlie...
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Roman Lopez

February 28, 1929 - September 16, 2017

Roman Lopez, 88, of Grand Prairie, Texas died September 16, 2017. He was born in La Casita Ranch, Texas on February 26, 1929 to Alejo and Reyes Lopez. Roman attended school in La Casita and helping his family by working in the fields. In 1950 while working he met Audelia and it was love at first sight. They were married February 11, 1952 and decided to start their family right away with the birth...
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James Louis Alex

September 12, 1963 - September 15, 2017

James Louis Alex, Jr., 54 years old, of Arlington, Texas passed away September 15, 2017. He was born to James Louis Alex Sr. and Gloria Dean LaCaze Alex who both preceded him in death. He gained a mother through adoption, Wanda J. Scott (Alex) Broussard and a stepmother, Ethel (Crawford) Alex who both cherished him. He was the older of the two children born in his family. His sister, Tiffani...
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Aurora Espinoza

May 17, 1941 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Elton Carl Calvery

January 18, 1960 - September 13, 2017

Elton Calvery Jr. was born on January 18, 1960 in Vernon Texas to Scotty and Fay Calvery. He passed on September 13, 2017 after a long battle with his health.In school Elton always had a large group of friends that became family to us. Sam Miller,, Sam Denton and Dwayne Brown to name a few. Elton worked many jobs in many industries during his life. His first jobs during high school were at...
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Gary Wayne Wren

January 23, 1951 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Brenda S. McPhail

October 3, 1942 - September 9, 2017

Brenda Darryel Spinks McPhail was born at home in DeKalb, Texas, on October 3, 1942, to Buel Cleo Spinks and Ruby Inez Robinson Spinks and died peacefully at home on September 9, 2017 at the age of 74. She grew up in Grand Prairie, graduating from Grand Prairie High School in 1961. She worked at Chance Vought where she met the love of her life, her husband of almost 50 years, Robert (Bob) Davis...
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Lonnie J. Hannah

October 16, 1933 - August 20, 2017

Lonnie Jackson Hannah Jr., passed away August 20, 2017. He was born October 16, 1933 in Ladonia, Texas to Lonnie Sr and Lena Hannah.Lonnie graduated from Ladonia High School in 1950. In the early 60's he entered the US Air Force where he served 20 years. After he retired from the military his servants heart lead him to spend 20 years as a Texas State Peace Office for the City of Dallas. He...
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Roland Dale Baldwin

August 12, 1949 - August 19, 2017

Roland Dale Baldwin, 68, of Arlington, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 19, 2017. He was born in Santa Monica, California to parents Franklin and Edith Baldwin. His passion and gift for working with cars led to a career as a master certified automotive technician. His hobbies included restoring classic cars, for which he won many awards and honors over the years. In...
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Jimmy Lee Branum

March 29, 1954 - August 12, 2017

Eulogy (written by family) - Jimmy Lee Branum, 63, of Grand Prairie, Texas went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 12, 2017. He was born in England, AR on March 29, 1954 in his family home to James and Billie Branum. As a child he spent time working with his family on Tucker prison farm in Arkansas. At the age of 12 his family relocated to Texas where he graduated from Grand Prairie...
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Pete D. Diaz

May 12, 1938 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Margaret T. Isbell

September 1, 1930 - August 10, 2017

Margaret T. Isbell passed away August 10, 2017. She was born September 1, 1930 in San Saba, Texas to Hulen Graves Harris and his Wife Bessie Lee Harris. She grew up in Grand Prairie and graduated from Grand Prairie High School. She worked for Powers Café in Grand Prairie and later Sears Roebuck in downtown Dallas. Margaret married William Isbell on April 3, 1950. She was a housewife for many...
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William L. Turnipseed

August 24, 1933 - August 9, 2017

William Lester (Billy) Turnipseed was born in DeKalb, MS, on Aug., 24, 1933 to James Thurman Turnipseed and Trudie Pearl Huckaby Turnipseed. He graduated from New Hope High School Columbus MS. He served in U S Air Force and received an honorable discharged in Texas. He retired from American Airline after 35 years.. He was preceded in death by wife Ellen Joyce Moore, his parents; sister...
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Kenneth G. Pye

December 15, 1950 - August 8, 2017

Kenneth G. Pye passed away on August 8, 2017. He was born December 15, 1950 in Japan.Kenneth grew up in Grand Prairie, where he went to school. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed by his surviving cousins and numerous friends in Texas. A memorial service will be held at Grand Prairie Funeral Home in Grand Prairie, Texas on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 3pm.
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John J. Fitzgerald

March 1, 1940 - August 8, 2017

John J Fitzgerald, 77, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away August 8, 2017. He was born in New York, NY on March 1, 1940 to Joseph and Frieda Fitzgerald.John grew up on Long Island and after doing some traveling he settled back on the Island. He fell in love with Valerie and they were married for 40 years. John was an over the road truck driver with Yellow-Freight who transferred him down to Texas...
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William Hermon Breedlove

September 12, 1931 - August 2, 2017

William Hermon Breedlove was born September 12, 1931 in Montrose Arkansas to Thomas Charles Breedlove and Mamie Elizabeth Cobb. He was a great provider for his family and was dedicated to taking care of his wife through their 66 years of marriage. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren with all his heart and then some. All you had to do is mention one of their names and his face lit...
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Joe Ray Miller

June 19, 1930 - July 28, 2017

Joe Miller, 87, passed away July 28, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born June 19, 1930 in Stuttgart, Arkansas to parents, Lee and Josephine Miller. Joe graduated from Ouchita University with a bachelor's degree in business. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Joe was a champion skeet shooter and a longtime member of the Grand Prairie Gun Club. He retired from LTV...
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William Conner Isbell

May 10, 1928 - July 27, 2017

William Conner Isbell Jr was escorted to his rewards in heaven on July 27, 2017.He was born May 10, 1928 at 9:25 a.m. in Childress, Texas to Gracie Conner Isbell and Willie C. Isbell, Sr. .William worked in the fields with his parents picking cotton in North Texas as a young man. He, joined the US Navy on January 2, 1946 and became a cook. While in the Navy, he participated in the Atomic Bomb...
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Linda J. Wehr

May 15, 1944 - July 25, 2017

Linda Sumpter Wehr was brought into this world on May 15, 1940 by her parents, Alice and Robert Sumpter and completed their family of 10. She completed her time on this earth July 25th, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her Husband of 52 years Dean Wehr, their beautiful daughters (Toni Bolton and husband Craig, Angie Wehr, and Margie Nelson and husband Curt). She is also...
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Carlos Valdez Garcia

December 5, 1943 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Bill Royce Arrington

June 19, 1947 - July 18, 2017

Bill Arrington, 70, went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2017. He was born June 19, 1947 in Cooper, TX to parents, Noal and Eloise Arrington. Bill served in the United States Marine Corp with a tour in Vietnam in 1967. He also worked as a switchman/conductor at Union Pacific Railroad for 34 years. Bill volunteered at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his...
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Frederick Michael Hoffman

March 26, 1953 - July 11, 2017

Frederick Michael Hoffman, 64, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was called home by our Lord and Savior after a long battle with Cancer, on July 11, 2017. Fred was born March 26, 1953 in Hillsdale, Michigan to John and Anne Hoffman. Fred graduated from Plymouth High School and went on the serve in the United States Army. In 1976, he married the love of his life, Jamie. Fred served 4 more years before...
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Ferne Carter Bostick

September 13, 1921 - July 5, 2017

Ferne Carter Bostick, 95, passed away on July 5, 2017. Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. July 8, at First Baptist Church, 950 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, Texas.Ferne was born September 13, 1921 in Quinlan, TX. to Elmer and Mae Carter. She grew up on the farm with her brothers Earl, Joe, and Fred. She had fond memories and great stories of life on the farm with family and friends. She moved...
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Terry Larue Johnson

May 3, 1953 - July 4, 2017

Terry Larue Johnson passed away July 4, 2017. He was born in Watts, California on May 3, 1953 to Ford and Christine Johnson. Terry entered the US Navy in San Diego, Ca. on April 10, 1978. He served for 7 years in which he received: First Good Conduct Medal, Navy "E" Ribbon , Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on August 23, 1985....
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Irene Helmers Willis

August 11, 1920 - July 4, 2017

Irene Helmers Willis entered this world on August 11, 1920 in Sherwood, TX. She leftthis world on July 4, 2017. Irene was a long time resident of Grand Prairie which included many years on Stephens Parkway and then spent her last 6 years at Mountain Creek Retirement. She worked at home doing sewing and ironing for the public for many years and later worked at Don Juans doing the cooking and at...
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Linnie Delores Nellams

October 15, 1937 - June 30, 2017

Linnie Delores Nellams, 79, passed away June 30, 2017 in Wylie, Texas. Ms. Nellams was born October 15, 1937 to James Dozier and Bessie Lee White in Homer, Lousiana. Psalm 23The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousnessffor his name's sake.Yea,...
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Josie C. Alvarez

March 19, 1937 - June 30, 2017

Rev. Josie C. Alvarez of Grand Prairie, TX passed from our world into God's Kingdom, on Friday, June 30, 2017. She was 80 years old.Rev. Josie C. Alvarez was born on March 19, 1937, in Austin, TX. She served the community through her ministry by supporting the homeless and those in need through her food pantry and charitable giving. Also, establishing the Rev. Josie Alvarez Endowment, that...
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Frances Lee Matthews

March 4, 1949 - June 26, 2017

Frances Lee Matthews, (known to most as Fran; Frannie by her Son in Law, John; Mimi to Sofia; and Mom and Mommy by her fiercely protective and loving daughter, Amber); age 68, went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior, and her Parents, Joe and Judy Matthews on June27, 2017.Frances Lee Matthews was born on March 4th,1949, in Pampa,Texas to parents Joseph Preston Matthews and Julia Ladelle ...
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Frances Carroll

June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Cloyse Bell

November 20, 1934 - June 20, 2017

Cloyse Bell, 82, passed away June 20, 2017. Mr. Bell was born November 20, 1934 in Westminister, TX to parents, Marvin and Clarenda Bell.He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Billy Bell; son, Cloyce Wayne Bell and wife Sharon; grandchildren, Travis, and Sarah Bell.
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Nancy Irene Miller

January 5, 1951 - June 15, 2017

Nancy Irene Miller of Fort Worth, Texas passed away June 15, 2017. She was born January 5, 1951 in Chickamauga, Georgia to Walter Allen Sizemore and Ruby Lee McGill Sizemore.Nancy moved to Texas when she was 1 year old. She was introduced to Norman Miller through her brother. They dated for several years and when Norman was on leave from the military they married on February 8, 1969. Nancy worked...
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Randall Edward Long

July 15, 1956 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Feliciana Gracia

April 24, 1937 - June 1, 2017

Feliciana Ybarra Gracia, 80 years of age, passed away June 1, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Feliciana was born April 24, 1937 in San Benito, Texas to Francisco Ybarra and Maria Hurtado. She graduated from San Benito High School. She married Primitivo Gracia and they had two children, Maria and Francisco Gracia. Mrs. Gracia worked in catalog sales for J.C. Penney.Mrs. Gracia is preceded in death by...
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Mary Elizabeth McCormack

January 15, 1924 - May 31, 2017

Mary Elizabeth McCormack passed away May 31, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Mary Elizabeth Waln was born January 15, 1924 in New Castle, IN to Harvey Albert Waln and Goldie Jane Adams Waln. Her late siblings have preceded her passing: Adelia, Carl, Catherine, Estle, Eva, Ivan, Leon, Raymond, Robert and Russell. She wed William Edward McCormack on November 3, 1945 in New Castle, IN and he preceded her...
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Mickey Ray Minor

December 14, 1954 - May 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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John Earl Dean

September 21, 1932 - May 24, 2017

John Earl Dean, 84, a lifelong resident of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away May 24, 2017. Mr. Dean was born September 21, 1932 in Grand Prairie to John Henry Dean and Pearl Hazel Brumley. Johnny graduated from Grand Prairie High School in May 1950 and was recognized as Best All Around Guy in his senior class. He served in the US Air Force from January 8, 1951 until October 5, 1954. He...
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Patty Lee Kossmann

July 5, 1961 - May 23, 2017

Patricia Katherine Lee/Kossmann "Patty Poo"Born: July 5, 1961, St. Paul Hospital, Dallas.Patty was taken to the Lord May 23, 2017 from Kemp, TXPatty was preceded in death by father George "Pepper" Lee, mother JoAnn Lee (2009) and daughter Heather Lee (2010). She is survived by her children; Jerome, Kristina and Kevin Kossmann, ex-husband Richard Kossmann, brother Mike Lee and wife Linda Lee,...
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Fred Arthur Steffey

April 30, 1927 - May 20, 2017

Fred Arthur Steffey, 90, passed away May 20, 2017. Born on April 30, 1927 in Cisco, TX to parents, Fred and Reba Steffey. He was a World War II Veteran and served in the Philippines Campaign. Fred was also a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a school teacher, a band director and school administrator. Fred loved to travel with his wife, Barbara. He is survived by: wife, Barbara Steffey; son...
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Margie Louise Strickland

January 11, 1922 - May 18, 2017

Margie "Susie" Strickland, 95 years of age, passed away on May 18, 2017 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Susie was born on January 11, 1922 in Gallatin, Cherokee County, Texas, to Annie Anderson and Joseph Edward Lee Dafft. Susie's family moved to Dallas County in 1924. She worked 39 years for Republic Bank and retired in 1980. She began volunteering at a local hospital in 1981 and...
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Estela A. Bazaldua

January 1, 1930 - May 14, 2017

Estela Acosta Bazaldua 87 years of age01.01.1930 to 05.14.2017Grand Prairie, TexasEstela has gone to be with her Lord having endured medical9 complications.Estela was born in Corpus Christi, Texas to her Father, Guadalupe Villarreal Acosta and mother, Guadalupe Vela Acosta.She was married to Ramon Garza Bazaldua on July 15, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Texas.Estela was the patriarch of her family...
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Maria Lourdes Castro

January 17, 1958 - May 12, 2017

FootprintsOne night I had a dream.I was walking along the beach with the Lordand across the sky flashedscenes from my life.In each scene, I noticedtwo sets of footprintsin the sand, one belonged to me,and the other to the Lord.When the last scene of mylife flashed before me,I looked back at thefootprints in the sand.I noticed that manytimes along the path of my lifethere was onlyone set of...
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Autumn Faye McCall Satterfield

May 3, 2017 - May 3, 2017

On May 3, 2017 Heaven called a special angel home. Autumn Faye McCall Satterfield became the joy and hope of her mother, Chantel, and father, Eugene on January 28, 2017. She was the first grandchild for the McCall family and the fifth grandchild for the Satterfield family. Autumn was very active from the beginning and even though at times could be difficult, she was deeply loved. She will be...
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Charles E. Trump

January 11, 1936 - May 3, 2017

Charles Edward TrumpJanuary 11, 1936 - May 3, 2017Charles Edward Trump was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma, on January 11, 1936 to Doris C. McClain and Charles Trump.Charles, better known as 'Charlie' , served our country in the United States Air Force, and retired after serving for 26 years, and remained in the Air National Guard because of his love of flying, and his desire to help protect our...
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Etta Mae Cook

March 17, 1926 - April 23, 2017

Etta Mae Cook died on April 23, 2017. She died peacefully at home just as she wished.Etta Mae was born on March 17, 1926 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Robert Perry Spikes and Jesse Spikes. She graduated from Shawnee High School.On May 27, 1945, Etta Mae married Melvin Ray Cook. On January 15, 1953, she gave birth to Melvin Ray Cook II. On December 23, 1956, she gave birth to Randy Earl Cook. The...
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Nancy Carpenter Wells

February 2, 1958 - April 19, 2017

Nancy Carpenter Wells, 59, of Grand Prairie, Texas and formally of New York was called home by God on April 19, 2017. She was born February 2, 1958 in Brooklyn, NY to Harry and Dorothy Carpenter.Nancy was loved by so many, her favorite hobby was her family. She is survived by her husband, Byron Wells; sons; Keith Wells and his wife, Theresa and Thomas Wells ; grandchildren: Christian Wells, Jacob...
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James Kenneth Carter

December 28, 1930 - April 15, 2017

James "Ken" Carter was born December 28, 1930 in Dardanelle, Arkansas to Wilson and Pearl Carter. Ken graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas where he was a member of the Mean Green Football team. Ken enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching football, and watching his children and grandchildren play various sports and participate in many activities. He was...
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Wanda Ruth McFadin

February 28, 1935 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Ron McDowell

June 6, 1946 - April 14, 2017

Rev. Ron McDowell, 70, passed away April 14, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. He was born June 6, 1946 in Corsicana, Texas to parents, Rufus Buell and Gladys (Compton) McDowell. Ron attended public schools in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964. After attending Navarro Jr. College, he received his BA in Business Administration from North Texas State (now UNT) in 1968. He...
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Jo J. Campbell

March 7, 1922 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Randy Earl Cook

December 23, 1956 - April 14, 2017

Randy Earl Cook lost his year-long battle with cancer on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 60. He died peacefully in his home. Randy was born on December 23, 1956 in Shawnee, OK, to Melvin and Etta Mae Cook. In 1970, the family relocated to Grand Prairie, TX. Randy graduated from Grand Prairie High School, class of 1975. At the age of 19, Randy joined the United States Air Force, and his...
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John C. Perales

January 30, 1964 - April 14, 2017

Johnny Perales, beloved son and brother passed away on April 14,2017.Johnny enjoyed fishing, hiking and being outdoors. He is survived by his devoted mother, father, 5 sisters and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family request a donation be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society
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Doris Ann Daniels

November 30, 1940 - April 6, 2017

Doris Ann Daniels, 76, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away April 6, 2017. She was born in Thomaston, Texas on November 30, 1940 to Leonard L. Wren and Annabel Lois Sayler. Doris graduated from Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi, TX. On August 22, 1958, she married John Marvin Daniels. Doris worked in packaging and quality control for Drawing Board Greeting Cards & Ameripac Inc....
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Robert Wade Guthrie

August 2, 1986 - April 2, 2017

Robert Wade Guthrie, 30, passed away April 2, 2017. He was born August 2, 1986 in Decatur, TX to parents,Robert Wade Guthrie and Sandy Cornet.He is survived by mother, Sandy Cornet and stepdad, Herbert Cornet; father, Robert Guthrie and wife, Laura Guthrie; sister, Danielle McMillian and husband, Shawn McMillian; and numerous other relatives.
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Susana R. Ramirez

May 24, 1948 - April 1, 2017

Susana Ramirez, 68 years of age, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth, TX.Susana was born May 24, 1948 in Austin, TX to the late Domingo Ruedas SR. and Amalia Lira. She was the 3rd oldest of six kids.Susana married to the late Jose Ramirez in 1969 and 4 children were born of this union.Susana loved God and her family above all. She loved to collect cookie...
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Betty M. Newberry

June 8, 1924 - March 28, 2017

Betty Margaret Newberry (White) was born in Dallas on June, 8 1924. She passed away on March 27, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Grand Prairie and a member of First United Methodist Church. She graduated from Highland Park High School. Betty was a true "Rosie the Riveter" running a lathe at the North American plant during WWII. She married the love of her life, Bill Newberry on Sept. 2, 1944...
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Elizabeth Allene Perry

September 11, 1938 - March 24, 2017

Elizabeth Allene Perry- 78, Died Friday, March 24th, 2017 at Aimees House, in Dallas, Tx.She leaves her sister, Kathy Partridge, Niece, Martyanne and children, Niece Merrycathrine and wife Kathryn, Great Nephew Bobby, wife Kristin and Great Great Niece Addison, Great Niece Amy, Great Nephew Justin.Born and raised in Dallas, Tx, the daughter of JT and Emma Perry. In her early years, Elizabeth...
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Jose Angel Rodriguez

January 22, 1972 - March 22, 2017

Jose "Joey" Rodriguez, 45, of Grand Prairie, Texas, joined his beloved mother and sister on March 22, 2017. Joey was born in Dallas, TX January 22, 1972. As a child, he loved family reunions, barbecues, and popping firecrackers with aunts, uncles, and cousins. Since he was a kid with an outgoing personality, it was inevitable that many would gravitate to him. Whether it was sports,...
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Roberto G. Garcia

October 28, 1930 - March 20, 2017

Roberto G. "PoPo" Garcia, Sr., 87, passed away March 20, 2017 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Mr. Garcia was born on October 28, 1930 to Jose Benito Garcia and Albina Gil Ysaguirre in Brownsville, Texas. Mr. Garcia worked in the fields as a young man. At a "five and ten cent" store, he met his future wife, Maria. It was love at first sight and they married July 6, 1958 and moved...
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Kenneth Alton Carlisle

September 26, 1951 - March 18, 2017

Kenneth Alton Carlisle Sr. (September 26, 1951 -March 18, 2017)A native of El Paso Texas, Kenny called the Dallas area home for nearly four decades. Ken worked his entire career in the warehousing industry. He got his start in El Paso with Prices Dairy and worked at several companies in the Dallas area to include Bradner National in Carrollton, Butler Paper/Unisource, and Clampett Paper Company....
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Ben H. Daniel

January 27, 1941 - March 13, 2017

Ben H. Daniel Jr. of Arlington, TX passed away on March 13th, 2017 at the age of 76. Ben was born to parents Ben and Mary Daniel on January 27th, 1941 in Waverly, TN. The Daniel's subsequently moved to Chicago, Il where he grew up famously on the City's South Side while attending South Shore High School. Ben married his High School Sweetheart Carol Daniel the first minute he could in 1961...
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Betty Ann Aubrey

May 31, 1960 - March 12, 2017

Betty Ann Aubrey passed away March 12 , 2017.She was born May 31, 1960 in Sulphur Spring, TX to Bascom and Frances Allen. Betty is survived by her loving husband Curtis W Aubrey; family and friendsVisitation is scheduled for Friday March 17, 2017 from 7-9 pm at Grand Prairie Funeral Home at 733 Dalworth St. Grand Prairie TX, 75050.The funeral service will occur on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 6:00...
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Joe A. Boganwright

April 11, 1923 - March 11, 2017

Joseph A. Boganwright, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away March 11, 2017. He was born in Fulton County, Indiana on April 11, 1923 to Lawrence and Gifta Boganwright.Joe graduated from Talma High School in Indiana. He was married to Donna Peterson Boganwright on April 29, 1947 and spent 69 wonderful years together.. Joe was a hard working man who worked for the US Postal Service. He enjoyed...
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Malcomb Lloyd James

May 11, 1934 - March 9, 2017

Malcomb Lloyd James, 82, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on March 9, 2017. He was born May 11, 1934 in Wichita Falls, TX to Eldon & Thelma James. Malcomb grew up in Wichita Falls, TX.. He played football during in high school at Wichita Falls Senior High School, when the 1952 Coyotes were undefeated in their district. Malcomb met his bride Ginger Green while visiting Sweetwater, TX.. ...
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Raul Trevino

March 26, 1961 - March 3, 2017

Raul Trevino Jr. passed away March 3, 2017 . He was born in Texas on March 26,1961. Raul was the first born of Raul and Odelia Trevino.Raul has left behind two beautiful daughters Mary Trevino and Machelle Trevino, who loved him very much with 8 grandchildren Marcel Martinez, Marek Martinez, Noah Molina, Elijah Oliver, Shaun Brown, Bryan Brown, Careesha Oliver, and Caderian Oliver and 3 younger...
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Terry Lynn Blanton

February 11, 1946 - March 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Robert J. Leahy

March 14, 1924 - February 26, 2017

Robert J. (Bob) Leahy, 92, passed away on February 26, 2017 at the home of his daughter Debbie and her husband Eddie McBride in Lubbock. Bob lived in Lubbock since the passing of his wife Jean C. Leahy in 2001 in Grand Prairie.Bob was born in Canton, Pennsylvania on March 14, 1924 and worked on the family farm until entering World War II as a tank driver with Battery A, 399th Armored Field...
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Dennis Wayne Williams

April 26, 1943 - February 22, 2017

Dennis Wayne Williams, 73, died February 22, 2017 at the Dallas VA Hospital following a brief illness.Born April 23, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas, Dennis was the son of S.A. and Mary Rose (Barbee) Williams. His family resided in Sherman while his father served in the U.S. Navy and moved to Grand Prairie following his father's military discharge.A 1961 graduate of Grand Prairie High School, Dennis...
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Wendy Layne Windham

March 21, 1960 - February 21, 2017

Wendy Layne Windham, 56, of Grand Prairie, Texas, died February 21, 2017. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 21, 1960 to Rodey and Charline.Wendy grew up in South Carolina and graduated from Summerville High School. She moved to Mississippi to be closer to her mother after high school. A hard-worker and smart as a whip she enjoyed fishing with her good friend Jorge. Wendy was a...
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Billy Earl Taylor

October 1, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Billy Earl Taylor 86 of Arlington TX. Born Oct 1, 1930 to Sydney Earl Taylor andEdna Lois Switzer Taylor.Born and reared in Grand Prairie TX. He is preceded in death by his mother and father 1 sister and 2 brothers; grandson Brandon Taylor his first wife Ateline Taylor.He is survived by his wife Georgia Harrison Taylor two sons John Taylor (Linda) of Arlington , TX and David Glenn( Cheryl)...
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