Our Obituaries

Ramon Nava

September 20, 1937 - January 25, 2018

Ramon Nava was born on September 20, 1937 in Corpus Christi, TX to Andres and Paula Nava. He worked as a pipeliner, traveling across the U.S. building pipelines to provide for his family. He left to be with the Lord January 25th, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Teresa Nava, his sister Maria Zamora, his ten children: Anita Nava, Ramon Nava Jr., Araceli Trevino, Reynaldo Nava...
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Thomas Eugene Dixon

April 19, 1948 - January 24, 2018


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Renee S. FLEMING

February 24, 1931 - January 24, 2018

Renee S. Fleming, age 86, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. She was born on February 4, 1931, in Trengan, Malay Peninsula to Toraichi and Sumako Shimamoto. She married Edgar Ray Fleming on November 2, 1950 in Tokyo, Japan. She moved to the United States on July 19, 1951 to begin a career as a homemaker and mother.Mrs. Fleming is survived by...
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Lanette Marie Griffin

September 10, 1979 - January 18, 2018

Lanette Marie Griffin "Shorty", 38, passed away January 18, 2018. She was born September 10, 1979 in Lubbock, Texas. Lanette is preceded in death by her grandparents, Marcnellus Harris and Vance Eugene Harris, whom started this family tree. She is survived by her mother, Argette Watson; father, Ronnie Watson; brothers, Wayne Griffin, Eugene Coleman, and Adrian Coleman; uncles, Vance Harris Jr.,...
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Jack Russell

August 15, 1932 - January 17, 2018

Jack Russell of Grand Prairie, Texas born August 15, 1932 in Van Alstyne, TX, went to be with his Lord on January 17, 2018. He died at the age of 85 after a year-long battle with melanoma cancer. Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Inglewood Baptist Church and was active in the Vought Retirees Club, Vought Survivors Club and the Dallas Arms Collectors. He was always serving others,...
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Lukas Elliott Martinez

September 7, 2017 - January 16, 2018


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Trung Quang Vu

May 5, 1957 - January 15, 2018

Trung Quang Vu, 60, was born on May 5, 1957 in Ban Me Thuot, Vietnam to Hao Quang Vu and Tinh Thi Nguyen. As war came to Vietnam, Trung was forced to leave the country along with his siblings to escape communism in 1980. He eventually made it to America in 1982 where he endured many hardships and worked multiple jobs to support his siblings due to the absence of their parents.Trung started to...
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Janette Gaynor Hunt

May 7, 1933 - January 13, 2018

Janette Gaynor Hunt, age 84, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on Saturday January 13, 2018. Janette was born May 7, 1933 in Chillicothe, Texas. Janette graduated from Chillicothe High School then attended Harden Simmons University in Abilene, TX. She started her family in 1955 with the birth of her first son, Tom. She attended Wilshire Baptist Church and was a homemaker while raising her sons....
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John Eldrid Morgan

December 4, 1934 - January 11, 2018

John Eldrid Morgan affectionately known as Poppy or Pop by family and close friends, died on January 11, 2018, after a long full healthy life. He was born December 4, 1934 to Linda Blanch Meek Morgan and John Hardy Morgan in Big Spring Texas. He was the eldest of three children. He told many stories of his childhood. He grew up on a ranch; He told how they /worked cattle, raised chickens, and...
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Reynaldo Asebedo

April 25, 1940 - January 9, 2018

Reynaldo Asebedo of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at age 77. He was born in Mumford, Texas, on April 25, 1940, to Reynaldo Acevedo Sr. and Bernice Martinez Acevedo. On February 2, 1962, he married Elva Gomez in Weslaco, Texas. He worked in distribution with PFC for many years, retiring in 1992. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and a founding member...
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William Francis Edmiston

July 4, 1943 - January 5, 2018

William "Bill" Francis Edmiston Jr., 74, passed away on January 5, 2018 following a battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He is survived by his son, Brian Edmiston and his wife Missy Edmiston of Cleburne, Texas, his son Jeremy Edmiston and his wife Amy Edmiston of Grand Prairie, Texas, his brother Gary Edmiston and his wife Dianna Edmiston of Odessa, Texas, his sister Cindy Molsbee of Royal Palm...
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Linda Lafarris Gambrell

April 2, 1940 - January 4, 2018

Linda Lafarris Gambrell, age 77, of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on Thursday January 4, 2018. Linda was born April 2, 1940 in Dallas, TX. She is preceded in death by husband Johnny Gambrell Sr.; mother, Verna Kelley Staton and father, Robert Staton; brothers, William Staton and Bud Staton; sisters, Jean Staton Hill and Sis Staton Kelley. Survivors: son, Johnny Gambrell Jr. and wife, Nikki...
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David G. Caddell

June 10, 1942 - December 31, 2017

David G. Caddell Jr., was born on June 10, 1942 in Texarkana, Arkansas and passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2017 in Alvarado, Texas. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2018 at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Southland Memorial Park in Grand Prairie. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand...
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Bong Thi Nguyen

September 9, 1927 - December 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Connie Ziegler

August 3, 1930 - December 26, 2017

Connie Ziegler, 87, passed away December 26, 2017 in Fort Worth, TX. She was born August 3, 1930 in Barry, TX. Connie was the youngest of four children born to parents, Henry Wesley Tune and Willie Ethel Tune. She was married to J.R. Ziegler on March 15, 1947 at the age of 16. They were happily married for 68 years. Connie was active in the singles ministry at First Baptist Church in Grand...
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Alfred Charles Henderson

September 8, 1935 - December 25, 2017

Alfred "Sonny" Henderson, Jr. was born on September 9, 1935, to the union of Alfred and Pearline Henderson of Hearne, TX. He was the oldest son of 12 children. Sonny accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at New Elam Baptist Church in Hearne, TX. Sonny graduated from Blackshear High School in Hearne, where he held records in track and field. After graduating in 1954, Sonny joined the U.S...
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Joe S. Soto

March 24, 1927 - December 24, 2017

Joe S. Soto died December 24, 2017. He was born in Royse City, Texas on March 24, 1927 to Benjamine and Maria Soto.Joe grew up all over as a farm worker. He enlisted into the US Army Air Corp and served in Patton's 3rd Army. When the Air Force division was created he moved to that branch. While serving he received his GED and met Bonifacia Benavidez through her cousin. They dated for one and a...
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Eddie Otto Moore

December 8, 1930 - December 24, 2017

Eddie Moore, 87, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 after a battle with cancer. He was born December 8, 1930 near Humphrey, Arkansas to Eddie and Clarice Yarbrough Moore. He was a longtime resident of Grand Prairie, Texas, having moved from his home state of Arkansas, shortly after marrying Syble Cox on June 21, 1950. He served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956. He began a 30+ year career with...
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Richard Wallace Gingery

November 29, 1923 - December 23, 2017

Richard Wallace Gingery, 94, formerly of El Paso, TX, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23 2017 in Arlington, TX. Services will be held Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Grand Prairie Texas.Dick was born Nov. 29, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN to Walter and Clara Gingery. He was the youngest of six children. He served in the US Army as a medic on the Burma Road in...
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Suzanne Lee Wall

April 6, 1944 - December 20, 2017

Suzanne Wall, 73, passed away December 20, 2017 at Baylor in Irving. She was born April 6, 1944 in Wayne County, Michigan to parents, Robert Wayne Cook and Norma Lee Cook. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Robert "Cookie" Cook. Suzanne is survived by daughter, Tiffanee Rusche and husband Jeremy; grandchildren, Kiersten and Cadence; and her dog, Tiny.
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Gerald B. Kennedy

November 2, 1930 - December 16, 2017

Gerald Banks Kennedy, 87, passed away December 16, 2017. He was born November 2, 1930 in Rusk, TX to parents, Josie and Mattie Sue Kennedy. He was a four year veteran with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. Gerald served with the Dallas County Sherriff's Reserve from 1961 to 2009, 48 years, which is the longest in history anyone has served in history. He...
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Edward H. Kartes

June 19, 1925 - December 16, 2017

Edward H. Kartes, 92, passed away December 16, 2017. He was born June 19, 1925 in Brackettville, TX. Edward served in the U.S. Army in WWII and Korea. Edward married Eula in 1952. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and University of Texas sports fan. Edward was a member of First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie, TX. He was also a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Edward is preceded in...
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Rita Joyce Wimbish

May 22, 1939 - December 10, 2017

In Memory ofRita Joyce WimbishMay 22, 1939 - December 10, 2017Rita Wimbish was born in Dallas, Texas on May 22, 1939 to her parents Curtis Kelley and Ora Markus Kelley.Rita went to school at Riley Elementary in Dallas and High School in Grand Prairie, TX. She was married to Lawson Wimbish and their union produced 5 beautiful children. Rita had a few jobs along the way, but stayed mainly a...
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Linda Joy Barksdale

April 4, 1943 - December 10, 2017

Linda Joy Barksdale, age 74, of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was born April 4, 1943 in Waxahachie, Texas to Edward and Doris Holloway.Linda grew up in the Venus, Texas area on a farm. She graduated from Venus High School in 1961 and worked for International Harvester for 18 years. She married David W. Barksdale on March 30, 1991. David and Linda knew each other...
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Jimmy Eugene Wilson

May 20, 1933 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road, Grand Prairie, TX.
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Harold L. Sims

March 31, 1931 - December 5, 2017

Harold L. Sims, 86, of Grand Prairie, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Harold was born March 31, 1931, in Ben Wheeler. Texas to James and Edna Sims. He worked most of his adult life for LTV as a mechanical engineer and retired from Bell Helicopter in December 1997. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife Joan for 49 years until her passing in 2001. Growing up,...
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Encarnacion Garza Balderas

June 27, 1912 - December 5, 2017

Balderas, Encarnacíon (Chon) On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Encarnacíon, fondly known as "Grandpa" Balderas went to be with our Lord after a long, happy and active life at the age of 105. He was born June 27, 1912 in Falfurrias, Texas, the son of Victoriano Balderas and Carlota Garza Balderas. He met his beloved, Lorenza DeLeon in Weslaco where they married in 1938 and resided for years. Their...
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Walter Steve Beard

February 28, 1958 - December 4, 2017

Walter (Steve) BeardWalter Steve Beard, 59, of Grand Prairie Texas, joined his precious father in Heaven on December 4th, 2017. He was born on February 28th, 1958 in Fort Worth, Texas to Walter and Betty Jo Beard.Over the years Steve resided at the Denton State School and group homes in Denton, TexasHe was a member of Baptist Temple in Grand Prairie, Texas.He enjoyed listening to County western...
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Tommie Lee Kaps

September 15, 1928 - December 3, 2017

Tommie Lee Kaps, 89, of Grand Prairie, Texas, born September 15, 1928 in Gainesville, TX to Tom and Willie Welch. On December 3, 2017 another soprano voice was added to the heavenly choir. Tommie graduated from St. Jo High School and retired from the City of Grand Prairie where she worked as a purchasing agent. She enjoyed working cross word puzzles, telling stories and watching game shows. She...
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Eldon Eugene Hooper

March 6, 1929 - November 25, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE--A family man loved by friends and neighbors, Eldon Eugene Hooper, passed away at home on Saturday night, November 25, 2017.VISITATION: 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie. The youngest of 14 children, Eldon was born in Waurika, OK. to Arch and Maggie. His 94 year old brother, Odell, a decorated WW II POW, lives in Duncan, OK.Loyal...
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Robert Jesse Lujano

April 25, 1944 - November 23, 2017

Robert (Bob) Jesse Lujano, Sr., Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, Son. Bob was born 25 April 1944 in Newton, Kansas to Billie and Esperanza (Hope) Lujano. Bob graduated from Newton High School 1962. Earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from UT Arlington in 1986. Father to Lisa M. Lujano, Robert J. Lujano, Jr.(Windy), Joseph D. Lujano(Leah), Julian D....
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John Pierce Clement

February 23, 1939 - November 14, 2017

John Pierce Clement, Jr. was born to John Pierce and Nettie Mae Clement in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 23, 1939. John was a National Merit Scholar and graduated from Odessa Permian High School. He later studied and received a degree in Computer Science at UTPB in Odessa, Texas where he resided until 2007. He enjoyed singing, playing his guitar, Ham Radio, and computer programming. He...
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Joyce Johnson Wicks

January 29, 1938 - November 12, 2017

Joyce Johnson Wicks, 79, of Grand Prairie died peacefully early Sunday November 12th at Faith Presbyterian Hospice. Joyce was the first of four girls born to Ollie Belle and Richard Johnson of High, Texas on January 29, 1938. The family made several moves before settling in Grand Prairie where Joyce attended high school and later graduated from Nelson Beauty College with a degree in cosmetology....
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Dessie M. Owens

September 23, 1922 - November 2, 2017

Dessie M Owens, age 95, of Grand Prairie, TX Passed Away on Thursday November 2, 2017. Dessie was born September 23, 1922 in Trent, TX to John and Gladys Baker. Dessie grew up in west, TX and graduated from Merkel High School in 1941. She married Ernest Merle Owens May 17, 1941. They moved to Grand Prairie in 1947 where she worked as a secretary in the financial industry. Dessie was a sweet,...
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Harold Wayne Burrow

March 25, 1938 - October 31, 2017

Harold Burrow passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Sunnyvale hospital on 10/31/2017 at the age of 79. He was born March 25, 1938. He was a self-employed contractor who was a resident of Grand Prairie then later moved to Forney. Harold is survived by son and daughter in law, Dale and Mindy Burrow of Forney, Tx; grand children Derick, David, Jacob and Josh and several great grand...
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Durwood Eason Barnard

May 8, 1962 - October 30, 2017

Durwood (Woody) Barnard II passed away at Arlington Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 30th after suffering a cardiac arrest and stroke. His family was by his side at the time of his death.Woody was born on May 8, 1962 in Grand Prairie, Texas, and graduated from Grand Prairie High School. Woody was employed by Southwest Airlines for 27 years and won numerous awards including the most...
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James Edward Davis

October 16, 1943 - October 29, 2017

James Edward Davis was a mainstay of The Dallas Morning News' editorial production team with a passion for sports.For 35 years, he was a leader on the newspaper's news desk as the staff assembled the daily newspaper from hundreds of stories and photos.Davis, 74, died Sunday of complications from gastric cancer at Kindred Hospital-Mansfield.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bean...
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Kay Von Hendley Harrison

July 22, 1938 - October 29, 2017

Kay Von Hendley Harrison born July 22, 1938, passed away peacefully in her sleep October 29, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Paul Hendley and Roberta Hendley and brother, Robert Hendley. She is survived by her son, Jackie Bob Harrison, and his wife, Toni Harrison; grandchildren Kaci Iley and her husband Jacob Iley, Lance Broadway, Lauren Blackburn and her husband Wade...
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Ronald Gene Anderson

December 2, 1932 - October 27, 2017

Ronald (A.K.A: Ron, Andy) Gene Anderson, 84, of Grand Prairie passed away peacefully Friday, October 27, 2017. He was born December 2, 1932 in Moline, IL to Leonard and Alma Anderson.Ron was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed many hobbies and interests throughout his life. He enjoyed raising cattle, riding horses, hunting, fishing and being around for his...
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Merced R. Salazar

September 5, 1944 - October 19, 2017

Merced R Salazar, age 73, of Grand Prairie, TX Passed Away on Thursday October 19, 2017. Merced was born September 5, 1944 in Mission, TX to Filomeno and Merced Ramos.Merced fell in love with Ruben and they were married July 9, 1960. They just celebrated 57 years in love. In June of 1968 they moved to Grand Prairie, TX. Merced worked as a Senior System Administrator before retiring to take care...
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William Herndon Scott

October 18, 1935 - October 16, 2017

William (Bill) Scott, lifelong resident of Grand Prairie, TX., passed away on October 16, 2017 at the age of 81. Preceded in death by his parents John and Ella Scott, his brothers Robert and Eugene Scott as well as sister Charlotte Flowers. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dollrhetta Scott, daughter Debra Stanford and Gary Munger, son John Scott and his wife Dawn Scott, brother Lewis...
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Diane Marie Civiello

February 10, 1946 - October 14, 2017

Diane Marie Civiello, otherwise known as Mom, passed away October 14, 2017. She was born February 10, 1946 in Fresna, California to Edward and Verla Civiello. Diane lived in Fresno during her childhood and persued her collegiate studies at Fresno Junior College. During that time she met and eventually married Richard Don Fields in 1968. In 1972 they moved to Grand Prairie, Texas and had twins...
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William Kallstrom

March 18, 1951 - October 13, 2017

William Andrew " Bill" Kallstrom was born March 18, 1951, to James Waldemar Kallstrom and Jimmie Christine Peterman in Bryan, Texas. Growing up in Grand Prairie, he attended Grand Prairie High School and graduated in 1969. He briefly attended El Centro College and then later joined the Grand Prairie Fire Department where he faithfully served the community as a Lieutenant, Peace Officer, and Arson...
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Joyce Williams Layman

December 13, 1932 - October 11, 2017

Joyce Williams Layman was born December 13, 1932 to the late Frank C. Williams and Della Williams Carter in Trinidad, Texas, Henderson County and entered Eternal Rest October 11, 2017. Mrs. Layman attended the Eustace Public Schools and the Rutherford Business College in Dallas, Texas. Joyce met and married the late Edwin O. Layman on November 18, 1951. Their union was blessed with three sons....
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Don Hand

April 12, 1948 - October 10, 2017

Don Hand passed away on October 10, 2017. He was born in Dallas, Texas on April 12, 1948. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1966 and Retired from Oncor in 2008 after 32 years. He served in the US Airforce and was stationed in Vietnam, Columbus, Ohio and Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Don was a member of Freetown Road Church of Christ in Grand Prairie, TX. He is preceded in death by mother...
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Bobbie Jean Carroll

July 8, 1945 - October 8, 2017

Bobbie Jean Carroll died October 8, 2017. She was born July 8, 1945 in Grand Prairie, Texas to J.J and Mamie Blodgett.Bobbie graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1963. She was a bubbly person who enjoyed her work. She spent many years as an executive assistant while working part time doing taxes for H&R Block. She did taxes for 37 years and loved every minute of it. When Bobbie was 13...
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Theresa M. Whitby

April 18, 1940 - October 7, 2017

Theresa Miller Whitby went to be with our Lord on October 7th, 2017. She was 77 years old. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday October the 10th at Bean- Massey- Burge Funeral Home 2951 S. Beltline Rd. Grand Prairie, Texas 75052 the a Rosary will be said for her at 6:00pm in the Chapel of Bean-Massey-Burge. Her Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am at St. Michael the Archangel 2910...
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Viviena Tupou

April 4, 1943 - October 6, 2017

Viviena Mapafisi Tupou, 74, passed away October 6, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born in Tonga, April 4, 1943 to Inoke Mapa Havii and Ana Loiloi Hoglund.Visitation will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home Chapel, 2951 S. Beltline Road, Grand Prairie, Texas from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.Wake will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Bedford, Texas, Friday,...
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Charles Edward Smith

September 25, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Charles Edward SmithSept. 25, 1935 - Oct. 5, 2017Charles "Chuck" Smith was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi to James and Mary Smith.He grew up in Milwaukee, WS., where as a teenager, Chuck's love of music led him to become a DJ at the local YMCA, which ultimately led him to become a DJ at 1590am WAWA radio station. As an adult he relocated briefly to Memphis, Tenn. where he worked at WDIA radio. ...
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Bobbie Sue Collins

June 14, 1935 - October 2, 2017

Bobbie Sue Collins, of Grand Prairie, TX died October 2, 2017. She was born June 14, 1935 in Montalba, TX to Robert and Agnes Stephenson.Bobbie moved to Grand Prairie 75 years ago and graduated from Grand Prairie High School and attended Arlington State College. A thoughtful, sweet woman, Bobbie loved to do for others. She was a member of First Christian Church of Grand Prairie and volunteered at...
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David Hollis Hunt

April 5, 1940 - October 1, 2017

David Hollis Hunt was born on April 5, 1940 in Denison, Texas. He passed away on October 1, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Johnny Gregory. David and family moved to Grand Prairie in October 2, 1949. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School in May 1958 and from East Texas University in August 1964. David is survived by his wife, Jane Hunt; sons, Greg and wife, Doris of...
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Janice Ann Conant

July 12, 1945 - September 29, 2017

Janice Ann Conant, died September 29, 2017. She was born on July 12, 1945 in Kaufman, TX to Joe and Mary Hendrix. She graduated early from Grand Prairie High School an immediately attended UT in Austin and UT in Arlington. In the late 60's she graduated with her Master's Degree in Microbiology. She was a Lab Manager in Key West working on experimental shrimping and working as a diver. In...
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Richard Eberly Harbaugh

March 26, 1931 - September 22, 2017

Richard ("Dick") Eberly Harbaugh, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2017. He was born on March 26, 1931 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Dick retired from the US Navy in 1951 and moved to Texas in 1953, where for many years he owned a Snap-On Tools franchise. In 1987 he and his wife Bonnie opened Mail...
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Diana Sue Murray

August 13, 1954 - September 16, 2017

Diana Sue Gibbs Murray, 63, passed away on September 16, 2017. She was born on August 13, 1954 in Clyde, Ohio. Diana is preceded in death by her parents, Alice Corley McGrath Gibbs and Dale Louis Gibbs; her sisters, Penny Kay Gibbs Feucht and Alice Corley Gibbs Rhoads.She is survived by her spouse: John William Murray Jr (Married September 18, 1972); children,Tonya Lynn Murray Hunter, John...
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Pearl L. WALKER

January 14, 1942 - September 12, 2017

Pearl Blanks Walker, age 75, of Grand Prairie , TX passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Pearl was born in Pilot Point, TX on January 16, 1942, to EC and Myrtle Blanks. Pearl graduated from Pilot Point High School; and she married Lee Ray Walker on June 25, 1960. Pearl raised her two sons, and worked various jobs until finding her true passion as a real estate agent with Stanfield Realtors...
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Louise James

June 12, 1919 - September 11, 2017

Edna Louise Childers James was born June 12, 1919 in Bogata, TX to Bob and Maud Childers. She passed into Heaven on September 11, 2017. Louise loved life and packed a lot happiness and joy into her 98 years. Some of her most cherished memories were her trips to Germany, Switzerland and Austria; her trips to Indiana to visit the Banks family and her yearly trips with her daughter. In 1942, she...
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James Henry Webb

March 31, 1924 - September 10, 2017

James Henry Webb, Jr., "better known as Jimmy", 93, passed away September 10, 2017 at his home. He was born March 31, 1924 in Rutherford County, TN to parents, James Henry Webb, Sr. and Eunice Webb. Jimmy was a Minor League baseball player before WWII. He was a quiet, unassuming and full of charm and grace. Jimmy was a good friend and he freely gave to many needy causes - including military...
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Bobby G. Hill

September 16, 1942 - September 6, 2017

Bobby Gene Hill Sr., 74, passed away after his long battle with cancer. He went peacefully and surrounded by family, Wednesday, Sept. 05, 2017. Bobby, affectionately known as "Big Bob" by his family, was born Sept. 16, 1942, in Bowie, TX. He was the son of the late Joe John Hill and Angie Belle Hill. Bobby met his wife, Linda Carol, at a Valentine's Day party and shortly after they were...
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Bobby Lohn Reid

May 1, 1957 - September 2, 2017

Bobby Lohn Reid passed away in his sleep Friday night. He had been fighting kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes for the past few years. He was born May 1, 1957 in San Francisco, CA to Jim and Betty Reid.Bobby was a Gopher football player and sang in the Choir. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1975. Within a few weeks he was enrolled in classes at Mountain View College....
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Johnny Lai Tran

June 5, 1966 - August 31, 2017

Johnny Lai Tran passed away at the age of 51 on August 31, 2017. He was born on June 5, 1966 in Vietnam to parents of Tuyen Tran and Tu Ho. A great father, husband, and friend, he loved boating and being out in the open water. In his spare time, he volunteered at his St. Joseph Church. He will definitely be missed by many. We love you, Dad.Survivors: wife, Maria Nguyen; eldest son, Phi Quoc Tran...
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Glenn Lee McCann

October 28, 1934 - August 26, 2017

Glenn Lee McCann, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Irving, Texas from a heart attack. He was 82 years old. Glenn was born the third of five sons on October 28, 1934 in Big Springs, Texas to George Floyd and Ora Mae McCann in a motel on the way to California. In his youth, he worked horses and helped his dad on the farm. He graduated from Loraine High School in 1954 where he played...
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Matthew Trevor Rogers

January 5, 1971 - August 23, 2017

Mathew Trevor Rogers passed away August 23, 2017. He was born January 5, 1971 in Dallas, Texas to Robert and Mary Rogers.Matt loved God first, his family, golf, his country and his favorite pet's Dallas, Brutus and Bear. Matt had a big heart that was full of love, holding special place for his family and especially his nieces and nephews. Matteo was extremely proud of his Goodspeed and Rogers...
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Ralph Glen Watley

March 1, 1947 - August 22, 2017

Ralph Glen Watley Jr., passed away August 22, 2017. He was born March 1, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri to Ralph Sr. and Elvira Watley.Ralph graduated from Van Horn High School in 1965. He received a full ride scholarship to University of Tulsa. In 1969 he graduated with his BA. He retired from Steelcase after working 30 years. Ralph enjoyed walking, watching sports and spending time with friends...
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Curtis Todd Whitt

November 10, 1986 - August 15, 2017

Curtis Todd Whitt of Grand Prairie, Texas- Curtis was born on November 10, 1986 in Arlington, Texas and passed away on Tuesday, August 15 in Denver at the age of 30. He spent most of his youth in Grand Prairie, Texas. He played youth and school sports including baseball, football, track and field, basketball and soccer. He graduated from South Grand Prairie High School, where he participated...
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Bich Thi Nguyen

April 24, 1924 - August 15, 2017

Gia dình chúng tôi xin báo tin cùng thân b?ng quy?n thu?c và b?n h?u xa g?n: M?, Bà N?i, Bà Ngo?i, Bà C? c?a chúng tôi là:C? Josephine Nguy?n Th? BíchÐã du?c Chúa g?i v? lúc 10:45 sángngày 15 tháng 8 nam 2017 t?i Grand Prairie, Texas.Hu?ng th? 93 tu?i Linh c?u du?c quàn t?i:? Bean-Massey-Burge...
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Brad Steele

March 13, 1961 - August 7, 2017

Brad Steele, age 56, of Grand Prairie, died August 7, 2017. He was surrounded by his family and friends.Brad was born in Dallas, Texas, on March 13, 1961. He was the son of Jim and Patricia Pack. He passionately led the people of CrossPoint Church of Christ in Grand Prairie in worship for 20 years. Brad worshipped the Lord with all his might for all of his days.He is survived by the love of his...
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Knowles Edward Pumphrey

November 3, 1922 - August 5, 2017

Knowles Edward Pumphrey, 94, passed away August 5, 2017. Knowles was born November 3, 1922 in Booneville, Arkansas to parents, Claud and Orah Pumphrey. At the age of 5 his family moved to Wewoka, Oklahoma . Knowles went thru 12 years of school in Wewoka and graduated in 1940. After graduating from High School, he went to machinist school in Shawnee, Oklahoma for three months and was then hired...
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Anita Lunsford

February 19, 1944 - August 2, 2017

Anita Lunsford passed away on Aug. 2, 2017.She was born on Feb. 19, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas.She was such a loving and giving person and had the biggest heart ever imaginable.  If she gave you something and you hesitated to receive her gift, she would get upset.  You could never go to her house without leaving with something in your hands, ask her sister Yolanda.  That's...
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C. Dorsey Bohlman

June 3, 1925 - August 1, 2017

Clarence Dorsey Bohlman passed away August 1, 2017 in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was born on June 3, 1925 to Clarence (Doc) and Katherine Bohlman.Dorsey grew up in Waterloo, Ia. He graduated 1943 from West High where he lettered in Cheerleading and Marching Band. After graduating he enlisted in The United States Air Force, serving two years and receiving The Good Conduct Award and the WW2 Victory...
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James Wilbur Benton

October 9, 1942 - July 31, 2017

James Wilbur Benton Jr. passed away July 31, 2017. He was born in Hawthorne, California on October 9, 1942 to his parents James and Jean Benton.James moved to Texas as an infant. His fondest memories as a child were visiting his grandparents in California during the summer. He was a Cub Scout and graduated from Irving High School in 1961. He attended Arlington State College (currently University...
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David Wayne Dolezal

November 27, 1961 - July 29, 2017

David Wayne Dolezal, GRAND PRAIRIE-David Dolezal, 55, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017. CELEBRATION of LIFE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Sunday, August 13th at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Grand Prairie. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in David's name to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 4729 S. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 or Mosaic in Dallas 2245 Midway Rd. Ste. 300...
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Wanda Jean Parker Waller

September 19, 1931 - July 25, 2017

Wanda Jean Parker WallerSeptember 19, 1931 - July 25, 2017Wanda Jean Parker Waller was born in Darwin, Oklahoma to Morris Edgar Parker and Jewell Fish Parker on September 19, 1931. She grew up in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma including the communities of Darwin, Miller,Antlers, and Finley. Mrs. Waller survived the Antlers tornado in April 1945 in which her parents perished. She went to live with...
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Hazel Sutton

July 3, 1929 - July 25, 2017

Hazel Sutton, age 88, of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017. Hazel was born July 3, 1929 in Huntington, WV to Everett and Violet Dennison. Hazel graduated from high school in Huntington, WV. In the early 60's she moved her family to the DFW area in Texas. In 1983 she met Bruce Sutton and they were married May 11, 1984. Hazel was a creature of habbit, she enjoyed watching...
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Kevin Jerome Harris

August 20, 1972 - July 19, 2017

Kevin Jerome Harris, 44, passed away July 19, 2017. He was born in Monroe, La on August 20, 1972 to Ray and Earnestine Harris.Kevin grew up in Louisana and in 1990 he graduated from Caldwell Parish High School. At 18 years old just after high school he enlisted into the US Navy. He completed his training in Great Lakes, IL. He served 4 years and spent time in Desert Storm and on the USSR. A few...
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Doris Jean Manning

August 15, 1925 - July 16, 2017

Doris Jean Parrott Manning was born August 19, 1925, in Wellston, Oklahoma, to Katherine Lyons & Guy Matthew Parrott. He graduated from Wellston High School in 1943 and from Oklahoma A&M (now OSU) in 1947. She married Eldredge Manning August 27, 1949, in Chandler Oklahoma. She started teaching in Garber, Oklahoma, and retired from the Grand Prairie ISD in 1989. She enjoyed sewing,...
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Carolyn Joyce Mercer

September 4, 1937 - July 16, 2017

Carolyn Joyce Mercer, 79, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017. Carolyn was born September 4, 1937, in Hamilton, Texas to Emmitt and Inez Hicks. She enjoyed shopping, looking at and taking pictures, cooking, church, and spending time with friends and family. Carolyn loved giving and receiving all types of greeting cards. She would spend lots of time reading/rereading her cards (especially...
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Oneta Brundige Rawlings

December 7, 1923 - July 12, 2017

Oneta Rawlings 93 a lifetime resident of Grand Prairie, TX went home to be with the Lord July 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 yrs Woodard "Woody"Rawlings. Her son Kenneth Rawlings, grandson Teddy B. Dewoody Jr. parents Riley and Vera Brundige, brothers, RT Brundige, Ray Brundige, Jerry Brundige and sister Dorothy Anderson. She was survived by daughter, Gayle White,...
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Shirley A. Bailes

March 15, 1938 - July 10, 2017

Shirley Ann Bailes passed peacefully on July 10th, 2017, surrounded by family and loved ones. Born in Cyril, Oklahoma on March 15th, 1938, Shirley was known to bring a smile to everyone she met. She caught the eye of Lester P. Bailes while working as a car hop and once drafted into the army, exchanged many letters over the course of two years. The time they spent separated grew their bond so much...
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George Russell Stroud

October 31, 1923 - July 10, 2017

George Russell "Russ" Stroud, 93, passed to the Lord on Monday, July 10, 2017. Russ was born in Fayette, MO to George and Aida Stroud on October 31, 1923.Russ was living happily at Brookdale Assisted Living when he passed. He received his Bachelors degree in aeronautical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1945, after his interrupted education to serve in the US Army. He was a...
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Roger E. Gambol

June 7, 1940 - July 9, 2017

Roger E. Gambol, 77, of Grand Prairie, TX, passed away on 9 July 2017. He was born in the Philippines on 7 June 1940. Roger graduated from Quezon High School in the Philippines and received a Degree in Accounting from the University of the East in the Philippines. He was married to the former Lourdes Legaspi Ramos on 17 Jul 1967. Roger worked at Fischbach and Moore International Construction...
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Francis Jeramie Escalderon Mendoza

November 1, 1986 - July 7, 2017

Francis Jeramie E. Mendoza passed away July 7, 2017. He was born November 1, 1986 in Manila, Philippines to Joseph and Jovita Mendoza.When Francis Jeramie was 6 years old his family moved to Grand Prairie, Texas, where they resided for 10 years. He played football and graduated from Grand Prairie High School. A very determined young man, he starting working at 17 for Lone Star Park. After high...
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Dolores Montez Jensen-Hawkland

November 2, 1963 - July 6, 2017

Dolores (D) Montez Jensen-Hawkland - Grand Prairie, 53 passed away on July 6th 2017 CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at 2pm on Friday, July 14th at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home 2951 S. Belt Line Rd. She was born on November 2nd 1963 in Corpus Christi to Theresa Trevino and Gabriel Montez Jr. D was born and raised in Corpus Christi and then moved to Austin where she worked on 6th Street for many...
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Lauren D. Taylor

January 11, 1932 - July 6, 2017

Lauren Delmar Taylor, 85, a longtime resident of Grand Prairie passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. He passed away 3 years to the day of his massive stroke. Lauren was born in Palmer, Kansas on January 11, 1932, the son of Delmar and Carmalyta Taylor. Lauren was the first baby born of the year in Palmer, Kansas in 1932. He was special from the moment he was born. He was raised on a farm and...
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Karen Goodey Kent

July 27, 1940 - July 6, 2017

Karen Kent, 76, passed away July 6, 2017. She was born July 27, 1940 in Logan, Utah. Her nickname growing up was "Bubbles" due in part to her bubbly and outgoing personality. Karen was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had a strong testimony of and love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, and served in various callings and leadership positions within the church...
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Colette Malone

September 23, 1942 - July 2, 2017

Colette Malone, 74, gained her heavenly wings on July 2, 2017 after putting up a fight against Alzheimer's. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Funeral Service: 10:30 am Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 2951 S. Beltline Rd, Grand Prairie. The committal service will follow at 12:30 pm at the DFW National Cemetery.Colette Penrod Malone was born September 23,...
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Fred Cleve Paul

October 19, 1923 - June 23, 2017

Fred Cleve Paul was born in Weatherford, Texas on October 19, 1923. He grew up in Brownwood, Texas, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Billie Griffin in 1945. He served in the Navy during World War II as a torpedoman, and when he returned home, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 43 years. Fred was preceded in death by his son, Randy, in 1992, his wife of 63 years,...
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Gary Michael Phillips

November 30, 1958 - June 19, 2017

Gary Michael Phillips passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 58. Gary was born in Dallas, Texas on November 30, 1958 and livedin Grand Prairie, Texas for most of his life. Gary had a strong faith in God. He also had a light spirit and never lost faith that everything would turn out fine, even with the challenges he had overcome during the last few years of his life. Gary was very...
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Nita Anita Sommers

August 24, 1932 - June 19, 2017

Nita Sommers, 84, passed away June 19, 2017. She was born August 24, 1932 in Gunter, Texas to parents, John Ben Stone and Pearl Jane Stone. Nita graduated from Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, TX and then later graduated from Durham's Business College in Fort Worth. She was a member of CrossPoint Church of Christ in Grand Prairie. Nita is survived by her husband of 64 years, Russell...
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Juston Glenn Holton

September 27, 1932 - June 16, 2017

Juston Glenn Holton Jr. passed away June 16, 2017. He was born September 27, 1932 to Edith and Juston Holton in San Diego, CA.Glenn was a military child who moved to Grand Prairie, TX while in high school. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1950. He then attended Arlington State College for a year where he was enrolled in their ROTC program. After a year he left school and joined the...
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Joe Charles Ramsey

January 27, 1949 - June 11, 2017

Joe Charles Ramsey, 68, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Malcom and Edith (Locke) Ramsey. Joe was born in Midland, Texas, on January 27, 1949. He graduated from Midland Lee High School in 1967. Following high school, he proudly served his country in the United Stated Air Force as a staff sergeant from 1967 to...
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Mary Slade

January 28, 1915 - June 7, 2017

Mary Jane Slade, 102, of Grand Prairie, Texas, and formerly of San Antonio, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Mansfield, Texas. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 6pm to 7pm at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 9:30am on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Fort Sam Houston National...
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Matthew R. Smith

April 21, 1940 - June 4, 2017

Matthew R. Smith, born April 21, 1940 in Baxter, West Virginia to parents Matthew and Daisey Huffman Smith, passed away on June 4, 2017 in Dallas, Texas with his loving wife, Judy, at his side. Matthew attended Tuskegee Institute in Alabama where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi and graduated with a B.S. degree in Architectural Design. After graduation, he began his military service in the Air Force...
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Mary Louise Coleman

January 23, 1932 - June 4, 2017

Mary Louise Coleman, 85, of Grand Prairie, Texas went to be with the Lord surrounded in love on June 4, 2017. She was born on January 23, 1932 to Louis and Roxie Coffman of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Elbert Jake Coleman, her daughter, Cynthia Leeann Lynch, her parents, and her two older brothers Billy Louis Coffman and Bobby Joe Coffman.She is...
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Gene Gene Phillips

February 5, 1937 - June 4, 2017

Harold "Gene" Phillips was born in Arp, Texas on February 5th, 1937 and went to walk with his Savior on June 4th 2017. Gene was the same man on Sunday morning as he was on Saturday night. He had a fire in his heart for the Lord and was devoted to his family, which he always said was his best legacy. He was known for his playful imagination, infectious laugh, and ingenuity. Gene is...
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Charlie Howard Denton

August 24, 1941 - June 3, 2017

Charles (Junior) Denton, 75, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away June 3, 2017. He was born in Waco, Texas on August 24, 1941 to Charles and Lillie Denton.Charlie graduated a proud Gopher from Grand Prairie High School. He married the love of his life Helen Carpenter on December 31, 1960. Charlie worked in construction for McFadden & Miller, Heller Construction, Opus Construction and Precept...
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Ona Mae Henry

July 19, 1921 - May 27, 2017

Ona Mae (Alexander) Henry passed away peacefully at her daughter's home on May 27, 2017. She was born in Scroggins, Texas at her family home on July 19, 1921 to James and Myrtie Alexander.Ona grew up on a farm which gave her a great sense of independence and also provided her with an unlimited supply of home remedies. She would walk to Clearwater School with her friend LT Henry and many other...
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Dale Kelley

January 13, 1954 - May 24, 2017

Allen Dale Kelley, 63 of Grand Prairie, TX, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:35 am. Dale was born on January 13, 1954 in Irving, TX the son of Clifford and Margie Kelley.Dale worked for Old Dominion Freight Lines as a Regional Sales Director at the time of his death, but had a lifetime of experience in the freight business. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will...
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Esther B. Spring

February 4, 1921 - May 24, 2017

Esther Cecilia Bauer Spring, formerly of Lufkin, age 96, died peacefully, on May 24, 2017. Reared on a farm in New Munich, Minnesota, Esther was born February 4, 1921, one of ten children born to Mathias Joseph Bauer and Apolonia Schmitz Bauer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and her husband of 63 years, Gilbert M. Spring. Esther graduated from Melrose High School in...
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Viola F. Hembree

October 5, 1922 - May 22, 2017

Viola Frances Hembree was born on October 5, 1922 in Winthrop, Arkansas and passed away on May 22, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Hembree, parents James and Ollie Lamb, 9 brothers and sisters.She is survived by her children Robert Hembree Jr. and wife Donna, Paula Calvert and husband Mark, and Tommy Hembree. Grandchildren Robbie Hembree, Nathan...
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LaVora Maye Leverett

September 15, 1928 - May 15, 2017

LaVora Maye Leverett, age 88, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017, with her family by her side.LaVora was born September 15, 1928, in Estelline, Texas, to Charlie and Esther Wynn. She was the second youngest of nine children. After high school, she moved to Weatherford, Texas, where she met and married Douglas Claude...
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