Sue Shafer Hart, age 70, died March 7, 2014. She was born to John P. Shafer and Nelda Tidwell on March 5, 1944 in Dallas, Texas. Sue was a loving wife, mom, and nana who always enjoyed spending time with her family that she loved very much. She was a graduate of Irving High School, a longtime resident of Irving, and a volunteer for Irving Cares. Sue retired from Lone Star Gas after 30 years of employment. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, James Shafer. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 44 years Chuck Hart of Irving; daughter Susan Pigrenet and husband Toy of Irving; grandchildren Blake Pigrenet; Brent Pigrenet; Brittany Pigrenet; Chase Pigrenet; great grandson Bryson Buehler; sister Ann Shafer along with numerous beloved family members. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM in Brown’s Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10 AM with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society, P.O Box 560089, Dallas, Texas 75356.
Della Anne Mackin, age 74 of Irving, died on March 5, 2014. She taught for 28 years until her retirement at both Sam Houston and Travis in Irving and was a longtime member of Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church. Della is preceded in death by her parents, brother Joe P. Nalley, Jr. and sister Carol Baker and will be greatly missed by her beloved husband of 41 years, Charles Mackin of Irving; sisters Frances McBride of Germantown, TN; Joyce Roberts and Margaret Anderson both of Louisville, KY; Rita Rice and Teresa Thompson both of Bardstown, KY and Debbie Portman of Lebanon Junction, KY; brothers Jackie Nalley of Cartersville, GA; Randy Nalley of Shepherdsville of KY; Mike Nalley of Cox’s Creek, KY; Tom Nalley of Louisville, KY; Jerry Nalley of Simpsonville, KY; Pat Nalley of Garland, TX; Wayne Nalley of Bastrop, TX along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 9, 2014 with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00 PM. Mass will be celebrated by Father Albert Becher at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church in Irving.
Johnsen, Jerrold Alvin, 90, died March 5, 2014 in Irving. He was surrounded by the warmth & love of his family & dear friends. Survivors include children Martin Johnsen, Karen & Jim Peace, Susan & Al DeSio, Judy & Jerry Shelton, Debbie & Bill Rowlett, Eddie & Bobbi Henson, Russell & Jeanne Henson; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Born 7-2-23 in Oklahoma City he is pre-deceased by two wives, Mary Louise Ramsey Johnsen Campbell, wife of 23 yrs, and Mary Louise Henson Johnsen, beloved wife of 27 yrs; grandson, James W. Peace, sister Rosalie Goforth, & parents Rosa Lee Caldonia Johnsen & William McKinley Johnsen. Jerrold graduated from OU as a civil engineer. He was enlisted & assigned to the 128th Naval Construction Batt., a part of the Seabees as a Lt. He retired in 1984, after 38 yrs with Mobil Oil Corp. as a geophysicist. He was an active member of Master Gardeners of Dallas County & was 1st President, 1986; Governor Perry awarded him the Dallas Co. Master Gardener Assn. Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 2013. He was also active with the Hosp. Dist. Neighborhood Assn. He was an active member of Irving Church of Christ. Viewing will be from 5 PM to 7 PM at Brown’s Funeral Home on Friday, March 7, 2014. Services will be at 10 AM on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the funeral home with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Finkenbiner, Lillian “Lilly”, 85. Mrs. Finkenbiner passed away Sunday, February 23rd in the company of her family in Dallas, Texas. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Preceded by her parents Earl and Sadie Sisley, her sisters Jeanette and Ruth, brother Mendel and her daughter Carolyn Joy Stauffer. She is survived by her husband of 64½ years, Robert Finkenbiner, sons David and Dale, daughters-in-law Tami and Ruth, grandchildren Kris, Amy, Benjy, Zachary, Jonathan and wife Julie, Victoria and husband Jesse, Elissa and Jordan, 11 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandson. Her love and devotion to her Savior Jesus Christ continues to inspire all who knew her, and she is loved and will be greatly missed. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Irving First United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Sammy Hargrove officiating. Interment will be held at The Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery at 10:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2014.
Greg Lindsey, age 63 of Irving, died on February 24, 2014. He was born on June 16, 1950 in Dallas to Lee Russell Lindsey and June Williamson Lindsey and went on to work in the transportation industry as a truck driver. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 32 years Linda Lindsey; son Lee Russell Lindsey and wife Cherokee and their dog Cooper; daughter Stephanie Anne Doden Evans and her husband James Michael; grandchildren Rheanelle Murphy, Tristan Doden, Bethany, Ethan and David Evans; great grandson Joseph Murphy; brother-in-laws Bill Watson and Wesley Bonner; sister-in-laws Dena Bonner, Sharon Watson and Paulette Herschner along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in Brown’s Memorial Chapel with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and requests memorial donations to donate.heart.org or American Heart Association/American Stroke Association PO Box 841125 Dallas, TX 75284-1125
Wanda Colson, age 91, died on February 19, 2014. She was born to Perry William May and Clara Herndon on June 5, 1922, in Anson, Texas. Wanda married Barney Colson on February 12, 1946, in Gainesville, Florida and remained there until her move to Irving, Texas in 2007. She was an active member of the Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her husband Barney who died on October 21, 1998. Wanda will be missed by her daughter Bonnye Stare and husband John, sister Winona Pope of Dallas, Texas and sister Sue Love of Monticello, Florida. A funeral service will be held in Gainesville, Florida at the University City Church of Christ on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Gainesville. The family requests memorials to VNA Hospice at 1600 Viceroy, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75235.
Ina Marie Parr of Irving passed away February 15, 2014. She was born on June 21, 1921 to Jefferson and Elizabeth Patterson. She was past president of The Irving AARP Chapter and volunteered at The Irving Heritage Center. Ina was a member of First Baptist Church of Irving where she was involved in The Bible Survey Sunday School Class. She is preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edgar Parr, Jr. of Irving; son Robert Lankford; daughter Rose Marie Williamson;step children, David; Jerry Becky and Betsy Parr; granddaughters Katherine Williamson and Elizabeth Williamson; grandson Mark West. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the Chapel of The First Baptist Church in Irving with Pastor Jason Hatch officiating. Interment at The Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
James Turner,age 93 of Irving, died on February 16, 2014. He was born to Iris Claude and Della Cloud Turner on June 30, 1920 in Bristol, Texas and went on to serve his country in the United States Army, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central European Campaigns. James went on to enjoy a career as an automotive mechanic. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Mary Sue and will be greatly missed by his sons Larry Turner and wife Sandra of Euless; Mike Turner and wife Tina of Whitney; Greg Turner and wife Edith of Euless; Stephen Turner and wife Cindy of Grand Prairie; daughters Susan Turner of Irving and Stephanie Palmer of Cedar Hill; sister Gladys Hefley along with 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. There will be a family and friends gathering at the funeral home from 8:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, February 19, 2013. A Committal Service with Military Honors will be held at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM with Chaplain David George officiating.
Nathan Fipps,43 years old, of Grand Prairie, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was a service technician with Intercard Technology. Nathan was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and son. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Fipps of Grand Prairie; daughters, Nicole Tran of San Diego, CA, and Elizabeth Fipps and Madison Fipps of Fort Worth; Step Children, Melody Hargrove of Dallas and Kyle Hargrove of California; two grandchildren, Evrerard Tran and Emma Hargrove; parents, Glenn and Betty Fipps of Pittsburg, TX; sisters, Gina Garza and husband David of Waxahachie, Sheila Fipps of Dallas, and Rebecca Smith and husband Shane of Denton; nieces and nephews, Ashley Norman and Brentley Norman of Irving, and Aliyah Smith of Denton. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 10:00 AM in Brown’s Memorial Chapel, officiated by Reverend Carl Robbins. Interment will follow at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens in Grand Prairie, TX. A visitation is planned for Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the funeral home, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Robbie Currier, age 55 of Grand Prairie, died on February 14, 2014. He was born to Volney Ray Currier and Shirleen Maxwell on June 28, 1958 in Austin, Texas. For a living, Robbie worked in the construction industry as a Drywall Installer at Interic Specialties of Dallas. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be missed by his wife Sherry; children Tanaya Hestrin and husband Martin of Mansfield; Lucas Currier and wife Jhen of Burleson; Amy Shields and husband Matthew of California; Steven Archer of Irving; brother Ricky Currier and wife Cindy of Corsicana; sister Brenda Currier of Lancaster; brother Randall “Sam” Currier and wife Carolyn of Cedar Hill and grandchildren Trey, Zach, Isaac, Cailin, James, Khit and Lane. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM in Brown’s Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10 AM in Brown’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor Michael Postell officiating and interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
Joe Nicholson, age 52 of Irving, died on February 12, 2014. He was born in Denton to Jimmy Clyde and Anna Anderson Nicholson on January 14, 1962 and went on to serve his country in the United States Army from 1978 to 1982 with the 1st Calvary Division. Joe was family man who loved swimming, fishing and hunting and also enjoyed a career in injection molding. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother and will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Rebecca Nicholson; his daughter Jennifer Nicholson Sanders and husband Kaleb Sanders of Corsicana; his son Daniel Nicholson of Greenville along with two sisters, three brothers and numerous friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Brown’s Memorial Chapel in Irving,Texas.
Eliseo Ramos Flores, age 84 of Irving, died on February 12, 2014. He was born to Eliseo Flores and Aleja Ramos in Durango, Mexico on April 14, 1929. Eliseo is preceded in death by daughters Mary Gomez and Janie Castillo and will be missed by his wife Ricarda Flores; daughter Sallie Cortez; sons Mingo, Tony and Raymond Garcia; sister Belen Flores along with 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 2 PM to 7 PM at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home with a rosary to be said at 6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, St. Luke’s Catholic Church on Monday, February 17, 2014 with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Thomas Andrew “Tommy” Fowler, 90, went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2014 in Irving, TX. He was born on June 16, 1923 in Fordyce, Arkansas, to Charles and Mellie Fowler. Tommy was a veteran of the US Army, serving in World War II. He moved to Dallas in 1960 with Haverty’s Furniture Company. In 1962, Tommy opened Fowler’s Furniture in Irving and owned other retail furniture stores in the Dallas area, where he worked until 2003. He enjoyed playing golf, was very active in his church and especially cherished spending time with his beloved wife Ruth, whom he married in 1945. She preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by two sons, Tom Fowler, Jr. of Richardson and Ron Fowler and wife Meredith of Coppell; grandson Thomas A. Fowler III “Drew,” granddaughters Rebecca Fowler and Emily Fowler. The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and caretakers at Silverado Assisted Living and Silverado Hospice for their compassion and professionalism while caring for our loved one. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00am at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving.
Kary Fieseler of Irving passed away February 10, 2014 at her home. She was born on February 28, 1954 in Dallas to Walter and Dorothy Harvey. She is preceded in death by her parents. Kary is survived by her husband Joe Pat Fieseler; daughter Stephanie Brockman; son Travis Fieseler and wife Michelle; granddaughters Mackenzie and Jordyn Fieseler and mother-in-law Peggy Fieseler. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday February 13, 2014 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Andy McQuitty officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Irving In Patient Unit at 8585 N. Stemmons #200, Dallas, TX 75247 or www.vitas.com
Louise Adra, age 79 and resident of Irving for 42 years, died on February 10, 2014. She was born in Salsaw, Oklahoma on October 20, 1934 to Virgil Cornelius and Ida Pearl Wofford Cornelius. Louise loved to paint and enjoyed spending her time with her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and her beloved husband of 57 years, Tarek Adra. Louise will be greatly missed by her sons Nabeel Adra and his wife Beverly of Irving and Rodwan Adra and wife Mishae of Peoria, Illinois; grandsons Randy Adra and wife Beth of Irving; Dakota Adra and Noah Adra both of Peoria, Illinois; brothers James, Leonard and Richard Cornelius; sisters Lucille, Melba and Sandy along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 9:00-11:00 AM prior to a funeral service held in Brown’s Memorial Chapel at 11:00 AM and interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. The family requests memorial donations to the charity of your choice.
Kennith “Kennie” Gene Endicott, age 65 of Irving, died on February 6, 2014. He was born to Clyde Endicott and Teri Graham on March 29, 1948 in Kenova, West Virginia. Kennie was a long time resident of Irving after relocating from Inez, Kentucky. He was a manager for 42 years at Warehouse Auto Supply for his good friend Max Long. Kennie loved everything about classic trucks as well as telling jokes. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Clyde Endicott Jr. and will be missed by his wife of 44 years, Alice Endicott; brother Don Endicott and wife Margaret as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held in Brown’s Memorial Chapel on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10 AM with Pastor Gary Tigue officiating. Kennie was a friend to all that knew him and will be greatly missed.
Tommy Endicott of Irving passed away February 6, 2014 in Plano. He was born on January 31, 1945 in Job, Kentucky to Frank and Lizzie Endicott. Tommy worked for ABF Truck Lines in Dallas for 16 years retiring in 2007. He was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War and was a member of Teamster Union Local 745 and the Irving Elks Lodge. He was an avid drag racer and enjoyed riding his Harley, and playing in shuffleboard tournaments at the Elks Lodge. Survivors include wife Ronna Endicott; son Frank Endicott; and daughter Dana Endicott all of Irving; sisters Orthea McReynolds of Dayton, Ohio; Naomi Graham of Irving; brother Darrell Endicott and wife Yvonne of Porum, Oklahoma; granddaughter Audrey Suzanne Endicott of Bivens, Texas and grandson Michael Thomas Endicott of Irving. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jim Gerlach officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
Pauline Marie Biven, age 87, died February 1, 2014. She was born to William Thomas Barber and Era Marie Blakely on January 30, 1927 in Hope, Arkansas. Pauline was a resident of Hillsboro, Texas after relocating from Irving, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved to spoil her grandchildren. In her free time, Pauline enjoyed gardening, singing, playing the piano, cooking, and was always full of life. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William Donivan Biven, and sister Juanita Chunn. Shed will be missed dearly by her daughters LaDonna Lewis of Hillsboro; Rebecca Kajs of Millersville, MD; Sharon Simons of Irving; grandchildren Kenneth Lewis; Holly Schatte; Sara Kajs; Natalie Lovejoy; Kerry Simons; Paula Simons; brothers Jerald Barber; Jesse Barber; William Jasper Barber and sister Louise Fowler. The family will receive friends at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 76051 from 10 AM to 1 PM on Thursday, February 6, 2014. A funeral service will follow immediately after the visitation. The Biven family requests memorials to the American Heart Association, PO Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125 or www.donate.heart.org.
Charles Ray Oldham, age 84, went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2014. He was born to Samuel Houston Oldham and Clarice Marie Brown on December 22, 1929 in Dallas, Texas. Charles was a resident of Euless for 50 years after relocating from Dallas. He served his country while in the Army during the Korean Conflict and later retired from Bell Helicopter in 1991 after 32 years of employment. Charles was an avid sports fan, a big fan of the Texas Rangers and a very loving father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be dearly missed by his sons Kevin Oldham and wife Melissa of Colleyville; Keith Oldham and wife Karen of Trophy Club; daughter Lisa Rachal and husband Chuck of Gonzales, LA; sister Barbara Brantley and husband R.M of Irving; grandchildren Britni and Ryan Rachal; Amanda, Bailee, Hannah, Rachel, and Sarah Oldham along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Brown’s Memorial Chapel in Irving, Texas on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held in Brown’s Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10 AM. Committal service with military honors will be held immediately following the service.
John David Walker, age 60 of Irving, died January 30, 2014. He was born to James C. Walker and Carolyn Walker in Dallas, Texas on April 27, 1953. John was a long time resident of Irving, a graduate of Irving High School, and attended Stephen F. Austin University. In his free time, John enjoyed the outdoors of East Texas and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be missed by his brother Justin Walker; niece Kristin Walker Pangle; nephew Michael Walker along with many close friends and cousins. A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving, Texas at 11:00 AM. The family requests memorials to the American Heart Association sent to Justin Walker, P.O Box 1236, Grapevine, Texas 76099-1236.
Gilmer Lee Holt Sr., age 86 of Irving, died on Thursday, January 30, 2014. He was born to Ernest Holt and Neva Thomas in Malvern, Arkansas on January 1, 1928. Gilmer served his country while in the Navy and later was employed as a Warehouse Worker for Allis-Chalmers Tractor Company. He will be missed by his wife Christine; son Gil Holt and wife Cyndi of Cedar Hill; daughters Joyce Wallace of Irving; Cindy Duncan and husband Jim of Irving; Grandchildren Justin Holt and wife Alathea of Dallas; Jared Holt of Cedar Hill; Jonathan Wallace of Irving; Brian Wallace of Forrest Hill; Nicolas Wallace of Fort Worth; Joel Duncan of Irving; eleven great grandchildren; brother Gene Holt and wife Mona of Katy; sister and brothers in law Janice Wagner and Jackie and Albert Brown; along with numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home from 6 PM to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Brown’s Memorial Chapel at 10 AM with Pastor Leon Adkins officiating. Interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorials to the Recorded Media Ministry at Berean Memorial Church, 1000 East Sixth Street, Irving, Texas 75060.
John Ellingson was born on July 25, 1957 to Jack and Wanda Ellingson of Irving, Texas. He passed away on January 29 at his home in Irving of a heart attack. John formerly worked at U-Haul. He attended Nimitz High School, attended Bible Classes at Dallas Theological Seminary’s Lay Institute, and was a former certified scuba diver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family. John was preceded in death by his father Jack Ellingson and his sister Jackie Ellingson. John is survived by his wife, Patsy; his mother Wanda; his ex-wife Cheryl Ellingson of Irving and their son John Brody Ellingson and wife Angela of Irving, son Matthew; daughter Ashley Soderstrom and husband Derek of Coppell, children Taylor and Madison; sisters Juanita Ellingson of Irving, Connie Cloer of Keller; and brother Mike Ellingson. John is also survived by nieces, nephews, step children, in-laws, and host of friends. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving, Texas.
Richard Allen Short, Husband, Father, Friend, Veteran. Born 8 December 1926 to father Charles Spurgeon Short and mother, Helen Myers Short in Oklahoma City, OK; died on 26 January 2014 due to complications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder [COPD] at home in Irving, TX, aged eighty-seven  years, forty-nine  days. Pre-deceased by: his wife, Lois Rhodes Short, his father, Charles Spurgeon Short, his mother Helen Myers Short; two nephews, Huntington Wolcott Rhodes and Christopher Lee Rhodes IV; and grandson Kenneth Edward Rawlins. Survived by: his son, Charles Grant Short and wife, Patricia Faye Short of Collierville, TN; his daughter, Melissa Short Reeves of Irving, TX; his brother-in-law, Christopher Lee Rhodes III and wife Judith Peirsol Rhodes of Tulsa, OK; Granddaughters Rachel Brynnen Short of Frisco, TX; Jessica Ruth Short of Coppell, TX; Rebecca Christine Reeves of New Orleans, LA; Molly Kathleen Reeves of Fort Smith, AR; and Michelle Faye Brown and husband Wesley Adam Brown of Irving, TX; and a significant extended family. Mr. Short grew up in Newkirk, OK. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps at the age of 17 [after securing the approval of his father] to serve in the Second World War, and was posted in the Pacific. After the conclusion of the war and his pre-separation service in the Philippine Islands, he returned to the United States and attended Tulsa University, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Air Force ROTC unit, graduating in 1952. At Tulsa, he met and courted Lois Ann Rhodes, the love of his life, marrying her on 21 December 1951. They honeymooned in Joplin, Missouri [the honeymoon capital of the world]. Shortly after they were married, he was again posted in the Pacific for the duration of the Korean War, where he served as a pilot. Upon his return from Korea, he and Lois were posted in succession to Air Force bases in Houston and Lubbock. He left the Air Force in 1956, taking a sales engineering position with Horner Boxes, Inc., from the fourth successor of which he retired in 1989. He moved his family to Irving in 1957, where he and Lois remained until death. He and his family were faithful members of Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, where he served as the chair of many committees of the Administrative Board, and most especially, as a long-term member and bass section leader of the Chancel Choir. A thespian at heart, Mr. Short was a member until he died of the Irving Community Theater [ICT] Troupe, having performed the lead role of the first-ever ICT presentation, “Visit to a Small Planet,” in 1968. During this extended association, he crewed, acted-in and produced many ICT projects. A celebration of his life shall be performed on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m at the Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, Irving, TX. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Organ Fund at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, Irving, TX.
Billy Wayne Dulworth of Grand Prairie, Texas went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2014. He was born in Anadarko, OK on October 23, 1932 and went on to serve his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Billy was the owner of Dulworth Back Hoe for over forty years, an almost fifty year member of Irving Masonic 1218 A.F. & A.M. and Lifetime 32 Degree Member of Scottish Rite. He is survived by his beloved wife Glenda Maxine of Grand Prairie; son Ron Dulworth of Irving; daughter Michele Owens and husband Rick of Grand Prairie; granddaughters Rena Dulworth of Fort Worth; Amanda Dulworth of Irving and Brittany Owens of Granbury; grandson United States Marine Corp Staff Sergeant Clint Owens and wife Jennifer of Triangle, VA; great grandson Cooper; brother Roy Dulworth and wife Linda of Grapevine along with sister-in-law Marzie Butler and husband J.M. of Burkburnett, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Oak View Baptist Church with interment immediately following at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Prairie. The family requests memorials to be sent to the Legacy Scholarship Program at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St. Dallas, Texas 75219 or the Greater Dallas Chapter of Alzheimer’s, 4144 North Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204.
Edith “Anice” Price, 86, passed away on January 24, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Winters, TX to Floy and Roy Baley, she attended Sowers’ schools, graduated from Irving High in 1945, and worked for and retired from the City of Irving. Anice has been a faithful member of Pioneer Drive Baptist church for 76 years. She is survived by her sisters, Rita Woodruff and Jennie Fitch and her brother Pete Baley; her husband of almost 67 years and the “love of her life,” James Price; her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Steve Candelaria, Carol and Ronny Powers, and Kathy and Jeff Bongfeldt; adoptive son, Emile Brikha; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandkids. Funeral services will be held at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, 4034 W. Pioneer Dr., Irving on Wednesday, January 29, at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at Ben F. Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 28, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sheldon Charles Reynolds, Sr., of Irving, passed away on January 21, 2014. He was born on April 10, 1964 in New Orleans, LA to David Reynolds and Doris Bankston Reynolds and went on to serve his country in the United States Army. Sheldon worked for United Stationers for over five years and loved to tinker and fix things along with spending time in the “man cave” he built for himself. He is preceded in death by his father David Reynolds and brother Rodney Reynolds. Sheldon will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Fonya Reynolds; his mother Doris Reynolds; brother Eric Reynolds; daughters Lauryn and Londyn Reynolds of Irving; sons Sheldon Reynolds Jr. and Josh Reynolds along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Brown’s Memorial Chapel in Irving. A Committal Service with Military Honors will be held at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at later date.
C A Hurt, Jr., of Irving died January 18, 2014 at the Las Colinas Medical Center of Irving. He was born on May 20, 1932 in Hale Center, Texas to his parents Charley A. Hurt, Sr. and Mae (Adams) Hurt. Many in Irving remember him from his long and prestigious career as a Barber for over 40 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Bobbie and daughter Debbie. Surviving C A is his son Charles Hurt of Irving, sisters Wanda Hale, of Littlefield, Texas, Mary Emma Matthews of Dimmit, Texas and Helen Patterson of Littlefield, Texas; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014, with Pastor Jody Nichols officiating.
Tex Cory Jennings of Irving passed away January 19, 2014. He was born on August 24, 1956 in Dallas, Texas to Tex and Juanita Jennings. Tex Cory was a retired firefighter and paramedic for the City of Addison. He loved to hunt, ride his Harley and spend time with his two daughters. He is survived by his mother Juanita Jennings of Irving; and daughters Stacy and Paige both of Irving. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday January 21, 2014 at The First United Methodist Chapel in Irving with Reverend Chris Allen officiating.
Marvina Alice Krueger, born December 7, 1941 in Dallas, TX, passed away on January 18, 2014. Marvina was a lifelong resident of Irving and graduated from Irving High School. Her career spanned four decades in the fields of insurance and accounting, including several years with the City of Irving, until she retired in 2006. She is survived by her husband, James T. (Jim) Krueger; brother, John W. Jones of Irving; stepsons David and Mark Krueger; grandsons Cody Bellah of Kansas City, MO, and Vince Remedez of Grand Prairie. She was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Dorothy Jones; brother David Jones and stepdaughter Jill Ann Krueger-Johnson. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:30, at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX.
Robert Lavins Blevins, age 93 of Irving, died on Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was born to James H. Blevins and Mary L. Neil on February 1, 1920 in Decatur, Tennessee. Robert was retired from Trinity Portland Cement after 45 years of service where he worked as a chemist. He was very proud of his work at DFW International Airport where he was the leading chemist for quality control for all cement work there. Robert served in the US Army during World War II and earned two bronze stars in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Irving and part of their Wednesday Work Crew. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He is preceded in death by his sisters Reba; Ruth; Margaret; Sara; Lucy and Betty; brothers Jim and Neal and his parents. Robert will be missed by his wife of 70 years Agnes Blevins; sons Allen Blevins and wife Debra; Steve Blevins and wife Ginger; grandchildren Katharine Ramirez and husband CJ; Josh Blevins and Zachary Blevins; great grandchildren Ryan Ramirez and Haley Ramirez along with numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11 AM at First United Methodist Church in Irving with Sammy Hargrove officiating. Interment is at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving immediately following the service.
Jacob Hollings, born August 9, 1993, passed away tragically on January 16, 2014. Jacob graduated from South Grand Prairie High School in 2011. He was passionate about dirt bike and mountain bike riding and physical fitness. He started his career with Southwest Greens last February and was excited about his future. He always had a smile on his face, lived life to the fullest and was taken from us way too soon. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Robert Corbin and John Hollings. He is survived by his parents Phil and Debbie Hollings, brother Matthew Hollings, grandmothers Barbara Corbin and Esme' Hollings, aunts and uncles David and Suzanne Corbin, Harold and Diane Lawrence, Morris and Deanna Hollings, Russell Hollings and cousins Jennifer and Jason Lawrence and Craig Hollings. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2014, at Plymouth Park Methodist Church, 1615 West Airport Freeway in Irving. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the services from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.
Rose Margaret Cooper, age 94 of Irving, died January 14, 2014. She was born to Edward Frank Graney and Margaret Sidey Graney in Akron, Ohio on January 27, 1919. Rose is preceded in death by her beloved husband Elbie W. Cooper and will be missed by her sons Dr. Wesley Edward Cooper, Charles John Cooper and her daughter Lyndon “Lyn” Cooper along with four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Gerardo Gonzalez, age 73 of Irving, died on January 13, 2014. He was born to Manuel Gonzalez and Rafaela Cantu on July 20, 1940 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Gerardo was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a very religious man who cherished serving the Lord and loved spending time with his family. Gerardo will be missed by his wife Esparanza Gonzalez of Irving; sons Gerardo Gonzalez and wife Araceli; Hector Gonzalez and wife Joanne; Alberto Gonzalez and wife Lupita; daughters Alicia Gonzalez; Norma Montealvo and husband Ricardo; son Jesus Gonzalez; daughter Veronica Yruegas and husband Edward; son David Gonzalez and wife Julie; grandchildren Nallely, Gerardo, Gerardo Daniel, Oslan, Jesus, Cecilia, Yari, Justin, Alysen, Jecob, Kelsey, Karina, Sebastian, Ricardo, Leonardo, Osvin; sisters Maria, Teresa, and Loreta and brothers Manuel, Abel, and Fernando. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10 AM with a service at 5 PM the same day. Interment will be on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens at 2 PM.
Harold Gene Ferrell, age 84 of Irving, died January 14, 2014. He was born to Wiley Forrest Ferrell and Athlene Marie Perry on April 25, 1929 in Itmann, West Virginia. Harold retired from being a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at Darr (Holt) Equipment Company in Irving. He served as a United States Air Force Staff Sergeant from 1950-1954. Harold was a member of the Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving. He will be missed by his wife Anne Ferrell; sons Forrest Ferrell of Dallas and Bruce Ferrell of Irving; and sister Janet Crabtree of South Carolina. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2 PM to 4 PM at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. Private committal service with military honors will be held at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held for the general public at a later date.
Harold W. Keller, age 79 of Irving, died January 13, 2014. He was born to Elzie Keller and Eva Mae Bowers in Dennison, Texas on January 31, 1934. Harold was a member of the Beltline Road Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Edith Keller. He will be missed by his children Sandi Parker and husband Wes; Mike Keller and wife Debbie; Glen Keller and wife Susan; Robin Croley and husband Chris; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11AM in the Brown’s Memorial Chapel with interment immediately following at Restland Cemetery in Dallas.
Gladys Eloise Henderson, age 93 of Irving, died on January 11, 2014. She was born on September 22, 1920 in Athens, Louisiana to Cratie Lee Van Hooser and Ida Gladys Cobb Van Hooser. Eloise is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband and will be greatly missed by her daughter Angie Krause of Irving; her son Cecil Floyd Henderson of Montgomery, Texas; her grandchildren Ashley Henderson; Sean, Collin and Kevin Krause; great grandchildren Alison, Emily, Angelica Day, Lucy, Nicole and Bailey Ella Krause. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Meador Cemetery in Jacksonville, Texas.
Imogene Pope, 85, received her wings as she was surrounded by her family at her home on Sunday morning January 12, 2014. Sadly we've lost our earthly jewel, yet grateful she is no longer suffering. She was born March 28, 1928 in Dallas, Texas to George Williams and Nobie O’Neal Williams. A loving wife, mother and homemaker Imogene was also a caregiver for many for several years well into her seventies. She was preceded in death by her husband Homer Pope in 1991, son Larry Odell Pope in 2010 and granddaughter Audrey Ann Black in 2012. Imogene is survived by her children Delores White, Zona Franklin and her husband Tommy, Lavinia Harrison, Marilyn Nemec and Darryl Pope, all of Irving; her brother George ‘Sandy’ Williams of Grand Prairie; and thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Grace Pointe Church, 208 South Story Road, Irving , Pastor Patrick Wooten officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. The family will receive friends at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family requests memorials to Grace Pointe Church, 208 North Story Road, Irving, Texas 75060.
Ollivene “Ollie” Glavin, age 93, died on January 8, 2014. She was the eldest of eight children born to Homer Schlegel and Kathryn Steckley on February 24, 1920 in Albany, Oregon. Ollie married Harold Paul Glavin in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Hitchin’ Post and later moved to Irving in 1958. Before working at Chase Bank, she was employed with Irving Bank and Trust. Ollie was fondly known by her grandkids, great grandkids and many friends as Ninnie Ollie. She loved dancing and attended the dances at the Irving Heritage Center where she would dance with several partners who would take her on the dance floor in her wheel chair. After spending many years teaching Sunday school at Plymouth Park Baptist Church, she transferred her membership to Calvary Church where she was a member of the Primetimers. Ollie is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold Paul Glavin, and son, Gregory Glavin. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Candace Kinsey; grandchildren Kevin Miles, Jason Miles, Angela Smith and husband Zane and Jennifer Sheffield; great grandchildren Dylan Miles, Fielder Smith, Kline Smith, Jason Sheffield, Cody Sheffield, and Tyler Sheffield; sister Doris Harvey; sister-in-law Louise Schlegel; great great grandchild Jackson Sheffield, and had a special relationship with many of her nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Brown's Memorial Chapel at 2:00 PM.
Maggie Emily Gideon, age 99 of Irving, died on January 7, 2014. She was born on July 4, 1914 to W.A. Riek and Julia Tennessee “Tennie” Riseden Riek in Moore, Oklahoma. Maggie loved sewing and gardening, especially flowers. She also enjoyed upholstery work and refinishing furniture. Maggie was an active church member and an Eastern Star who loved gospel music and piano. Her love of piano inspired her to play piano for the Southside Baptist Church while she was a member there. Maggie also ran their Children’s Church until later when she became a member at Trinity Baptist Church and then most recently, Oak View Baptist Church. Maggie is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Carl Cleon Gideon, son Charles Cleon “Charlie” Gideon, daughter Carol Ann Foster and all of her siblings. She was the last surviving child of W.A. and Tennie Riek. Maggie will be greatly missed by her son Glenn L. Gideon and wife Clara; daughter- in- laws Karmie Gideon and Janie Foster; grandchildren Robert Foster and wife Becky; Sharon Foster; Bobby Coomer and wife Jullie; Becky Steelman and husband Roger; her caregiver Jackie Cramer along with eight great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and treasured friends. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Brown’s Memorial Chapel with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Janet Rae Bailey, age 73 of Irving, Texas, passed away Saturday January 4, 2014. Janet Rae Moore was born in Denver, Colorado on November 5, 1940 to James Medford Moore and Lola Maxine (Rudel) Moore. Janet grew up in a town outside Oklahoma City called Wellston. After graduating college in 1962 from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmund, she came to Irving to teach elementary school. It was here she met William Guy "Bill" Bailey. The two were married on June 20, 1964 and went on to have two boys, Guy William (born 1967) and Brett James (born 1969). Janet completed a Master's degree in counseling from the University of North Texas in 1969 and took a job as a high school counselor at Irving High School. While at Irving High School, she touched the lives of many young people. During the last few years before retirement, she served as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Janet excelled at supporting and encouraging people without judging them. This talent served her well during her more than thirty years of service to Irving Independent School District. Janet's hobbies including singing in the church choir at First United Methodist Church in Irving and genealogy. Janet traced her family roots back to the American Revolutionary War and was very active with the Daughters of the American Republic. Janet was preceded in death by her brother Gary Moore, MD. Janet is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, William Guy "Bill" Bailey (Irving), her son Guy William Bailey (College Station) and her son Brett James Bailey (Irving). A memorial service will be held Thursday 4:00 PM at First United Methodist Church located at 211 West 3rd Street in Irving, TX 75060. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Chancel Choir.
Faye Mullins Pardo returned to the Lord on January 5, 2014 at the age of 82. She was born in Hearne, TX on July 19, 1931 and was raised during the Great Depression. After marrying her high school sweetheart, William Roland Pardo, Jr. (who died on 8/30/2008), she lived in Hearne and Fort Worth before moving to Irving in 1964. She is survived by her children, Connie Smart-Baker (Jeff Baker) of Irving; Cynthia (Raymond) Rehberg of Erie, CO; and William R. Pardo III, AKA Bubba, of Irving. Mrs. Pardo is survived and will be dearly missed by grandchildren Becky (Phillip) Davis of Colleyville, Sam (Jennifer) Smart of Allen, and Ben Rehberg of Alfred, NY. She is also survived by sisters Grace Schulze of San Antonio and Edna Vinton of Franklin, along with numerous nieces and nephews and four great-grandchildren—McKeylee Smart, Abby Davis, Madeline Davis, and Ethan Smart. In addition to her devoted and beloved husband of almost 60 years, she was predeceased by her parents, Francis and Sarah Mullins; ten brothers and sisters; and grandson Rob Rehberg. Mrs. Pardo was first and foremost a wife and homemaker, but after raising her children she took a job in the school cafeteria and rose to a supervisory position at Irving School Food Service, from which she retired with distinction. A proud member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas since 2011 (her ancestor Edward McMillan fought at the Battle of San Jacinto), Faye attended the First United Methodist Church of Irving during her later years. She will be remembered as a kind, funny lady who was a skilled seamstress, an excellent cook and baker, a knowledgeable and avid antique and “junk” collector/seller, and a lover of garage sales. Her friends and family will miss her wit and compassion. Friends may call at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, on Thursday, January 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral service to be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, at the Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne, followed by burial locally in Hearne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to First United Methodist Church, 211 West Third Street, Irving, for their community outreach efforts.
Lena “Nana” Thompson of Irving passed away January 1, 2014. She was born on August 20, 1935 in Brownsboro, Texas to Marion and Shirley Anderson. Nana will be remembered for her passion and devotion to taking care of children at her home daycare in Irving for over 30 years. They truly became her kids. She was A firecracker of a woman who had a big heart and even bigger hair. Her main hobby in life was her “kids.” She was a loving wife, mother sister and grandmother to her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 46 years Thomas Thompson, son Timothy Thompson and brothers Willie and Owen Anderson. She is survived by her daughter Angie and husband Ryan Graves; daughters Donna Kay; Vallie; Frankie; Sue; Lisa; son Tommy; brothers Richard Warren Anderson and Jerry Anderson and wife Linda. and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 6, 2014 at Brown’s Memorial Chapel. Interment will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at Clairette Cemetery in Erath County, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital; Scottish Rite Hospital or The American Diabetes Association.
Lloyd Wayne Cunningham of Irving passed away January 1, 2014 in Irving. He was born on August 17, 1960 to Lloyd Delbert and Sarah Alice Morgan Cunningham. Lloyd attended Nimitz High School and liked playing cards, going to casinos and buying and selling on Ebay and Craigslist. He is survived by his daughter Sueann Lyon of Irving; Mother Alice Cunningham of Irving; sisters Patricia Sisk and Sarah Harris both of Irving and Judy Insel of Grand Prairie; granddaughters Taylar Perez and Hayleigh Lyon and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday January 5, 2014 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday January 6, 2014 at Brown’s Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
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