Steve Daniel White June 19, 1945 – June 26, 2014   Steve Daniel White, 69, of Irving, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born on June 19, 1945 in Henderson, Texas, the son of Edward and Theola White. Steve attended New London High School and Kilgore Junior College, before serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded many medals during his service, including the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Steve returned to graduate at SMU as an ATO with a degree in marketing. He spent over 40 years in the aviation industry starting with Bell Helicopter, finally retiring after 30 years of work for Mitsui Co. USA.  Steve lived and died with honor. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie White; son, Aaron; daughter, Pascal; nephew/brother, JD Lowe and family; niece, Judy Watson and family; friends, Tommy Tyner, Jim Barber, Chuck Hallett, Bruce Crouch and, Ferd Hauslein; among numerous other family and friends. In lieu of flowers a memorial in Steve’s name will be set up by lifelong friend Ervin Holloway, at the New London Museum from the Class of 1963. As well as a memorial in his honor can be given by contacting Patty Addington at SMU’s Simmons Development Office 214-768-4844 or make an online donation at http://www.rcdallas.org/give/ways-to-give/donate-now

Steve Daniel White June 19, 1945 - June 26, 2014   Steve Daniel White, 69, of Irving, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born on June 19, 1945 in Henderson, Texas, the son of Edward and Theola White. Steve attended New London High School and Kilgore Junior College, before serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded many medals during his service, including the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Steve returned to graduate at SMU as an ATO with a degree in marketing. He spent over 40 years in the aviation industry starting with Bell Helicopter, finally retiring after 30 years of work for Mitsui Co. USA.  Steve lived and died with honor. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie White; son, Aaron; daughter, Pascal; nephew/brother, JD Lowe and family; niece, Judy Watson and family; friends, Tommy Tyner, Jim Barber, Chuck Hallett, Bruce Crouch and, Ferd Hauslein; among numerous other family and friends. In lieu of flowers a memorial in Steve’s name will be set up by lifelong friend Ervin Holloway, at the New London Museum from the Class of 1963. As well as a memorial in his honor can be given by contacting Patty Addington at SMU’s Simmons Development Office 214-768-4844 or make an online donation at http://www.rcdallas.org/give/ways-to-give/donate-now

View Full Notice ? Steve Daniel White June 19, 1945 – June 26, 2014   Steve Daniel White, 69, of Irving, Texas passed away on

James Arnold Cantrell, age 61 of Irving, died on December 24, 2013.  He was born to Robert Boyd Cantrell, Sr. and Georgia Ramey Cantrell in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 8, 1952.  James went on to serve his country in the United States Army.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Joan Cantrell and his brothers Barry Frances, Sr. and Robert Boyd Cantrell, Jr.  James will be missed by daughters Dawn Jimenez of Houston, Carolyn Morgan and son-in-law Keith of Hurst; sisters Melissa Bush of Irving and Debbie Cook of Amelia, Ohio; grandchildren Steven Birch, Christopher Craig, Justin Jimenez and Zachary Morgan; great grandchildren Zidane and Kennet.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Irving at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Diann Sanders Gutierrez of Brownsboro passed away December 22, 2013. Diann was born on May 17, 1967 in Irving, Texas to Oscar Sanders and Betty Johnson Sanders. She found great passion reading the Bible and enjoyed going fishing with her brother and going to the movies. She is preceded in death by her brother David Wayne Sanders and survived by her parents Oscar and Betty; daughter Tiffany Diann Gutierrez and sister Debra Hawkins and husband Michael all of Brownsboro along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home prior to the graveside funeral service at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Richard Ronald Hurley, age 79 of Irving, died December 20, 2013. He was born on August 16, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to Roy and Lillian Hurley. He served his country in the Army Reserves for 10 years and later became an accomplished sales manager in the automotive industry. He was awarded his company?s highest honor of District Manager of the year in 1991 after several other prior achievements. He was a very accomplished golfer placing in the top 5 every year for the club championship and winning the City of Irving Golf Championship in 1998.  He had three hole in ones which is a feat that even the most accomplished golfers hope to achieve once. At age 73, he missed shooting his age by one stroke while playing with his son. He was married to Elaine for 60 years and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and family mentor. His grandson Reed is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. Reed and his wife Kim are awaiting the arrival of what will be Ron?s first great grandchild. Ron will be missed by his wife Elaine Hurley; sons Mike Hurley and wife Debbie of Keller, Dr. Donald Hurley and wife Kimberly of Keller; daughter Angie Young and husband Robert of Elm Mott; brother Roy Thomas Hurley and wife Brenda of Crandall; grandchildren Bryan Hurley, Brandon Hurley, Skylar Hurley, Reed Young, Magen Young, and Emori Rose Hurley; and his two nieces Tammy and Tina.  The family requests memorial donations to St. Jude?s Children?s Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate, or 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

James Arnold Cantrell, age 61 of Irving, died on December 24, 2013.  He was born to Robert Boyd Cantrell, Sr. and Georgia Ramey Cantrell in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 8, 1952.  James went on to serve his country in the United States Army.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Joan Cantrell and his brothers Barry Frances, Sr. and Robert Boyd Cantrell, Jr.  James will be missed by daughters Dawn Jimenez of Houston, Carolyn Morgan and son-in-law Keith of Hurst; sisters Melissa Bush of Irving and Debbie Cook of Amelia, Ohio; grandchildren Steven Birch, Christopher Craig, Justin Jimenez and Zachary Morgan; great grandchildren Zidane and Kennet.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Irving at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Diann Sanders Gutierrez of Brownsboro passed away December 22, 2013. Diann was born on May 17, 1967 in Irving, Texas to Oscar Sanders and Betty Johnson Sanders. She found great passion reading the Bible and enjoyed going fishing with her brother and going to the movies. She is preceded in death by her brother David Wayne Sanders and survived by her parents Oscar and Betty; daughter Tiffany Diann Gutierrez and sister Debra Hawkins and husband Michael all of Brownsboro along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home prior to the graveside funeral service at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Richard Ronald Hurley, age 79 of Irving, died December 20, 2013. He was born on August 16, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to Roy and Lillian Hurley. He served his country in the Army Reserves for 10 years and later became an accomplished sales manager in the automotive industry. He was awarded his company?s highest honor of District Manager of the year in 1991 after several other prior achievements. He was a very accomplished golfer placing in the top 5 every year for the club championship and winning the City of Irving Golf Championship in 1998.  He had three hole in ones which is a feat that even the most accomplished golfers hope to achieve once. At age 73, he missed shooting his age by one stroke while playing with his son. He was married to Elaine for 60 years and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and family mentor. His grandson Reed is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. Reed and his wife Kim are awaiting the arrival of what will be Ron?s first great grandchild. Ron will be missed by his wife Elaine Hurley; sons Mike Hurley and wife Debbie of Keller, Dr. Donald Hurley and wife Kimberly of Keller; daughter Angie Young and husband Robert of Elm Mott; brother Roy Thomas Hurley and wife Brenda of Crandall; grandchildren Bryan Hurley, Brandon Hurley, Skylar Hurley, Reed Young, Magen Young, and Emori Rose Hurley; and his two nieces Tammy and Tina.  The family requests memorial donations to St. Jude?s Children?s Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate, or 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

View Full Notice ? James Arnold Cantrell, age 61 of Irving, died on December 24, 2013.  He was born to Robert Boyd Cantrell, Sr. and

Thomas ?Robby? Robason, age 80, passed away on December 23, 2013.  He was born to Thomas Robason, Sr. and Mamie Works Robason on April 29, 1933 in May, Texas and went on to become a fire fighter and eventually  Battalion Chief for the Irving Fire Department in 1983. Robby was also a member of the Irving Elks Lodge and loved animals. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Kim Robason of Decatur; daughter Karen Gilbert  of Fort Worth; sons Terry Robason of Granbury and John Robason of Poolville; daughter Teresa Trehan of Durant, OK along with eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Brown?s Memorial Chapel with Chaplin Jimmy Duncan officiating.  The family requests memorial donations to Because of Mandy Rescue http://becauseofmandy.weebly.com/ or P.O. Box 565 Hancock, MI 49930 or PHC c/o Brenda Straw Agraves 425 Hilltop Drive Decatur,TX 76234 in lieu of flowers. James Arnold Cantrell, age 61 of Irving, died on December 24, 2013.  He was born to Robert Boyd Cantrell, Sr. and Georgia Ramey Cantrell in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 8, 1952.  James went on to serve his country in the United States Army.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Joan Cantrell and his brothers Barry Frances, Sr. and Robert Boyd Cantrell, Jr.  James will be missed by daughters Dawn Jimenez of Houston, Carolyn Morgan and son-in-law Keith of Hurst; sisters Melissa Bush of Irving and Debbie Cook of Amelia, Ohio; grandchildren Steven Birch, Christopher Craig, Justin Jimenez and Zachary Morgan; great grandchildren Zidane and Kennet.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Irving at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Diann Sanders Gutierrez of Brownsboro passed away December 22, 2013. Diann was born on May 17, 1967 in Irving, Texas to Oscar Sanders and Betty Johnson Sanders. She found great passion reading the Bible and enjoyed going fishing with her brother and going to the movies. She is preceded in death by her brother David Wayne Sanders and survived by her parents Oscar and Betty; daughter Tiffany Diann Gutierrez and sister Debra Hawkins and husband Michael all of Brownsboro along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home prior to the graveside funeral service at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Richard Ronald Hurley, age 79 of Irving, died December 20, 2013. He was born on August 16, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to Roy and Lillian Hurley. He served his country in the Army Reserves for 10 years and later became an accomplished sales manager in the automotive industry. He was awarded his company?s highest honor of District Manager of the year in 1991 after several other prior achievements. He was a very accomplished golfer placing in the top 5 every year for the club championship and winning the City of Irving Golf Championship in 1998.  He had three hole in ones which is a feat that even the most accomplished golfers hope to achieve once. At age 73, he missed shooting his age by one stroke while playing with his son. He was married to Elaine for 60 years and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and family mentor. His grandson Reed is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. Reed and his wife Kim are awaiting the arrival of what will be Ron?s first great grandchild. Ron will be missed by his wife Elaine Hurley; sons Mike Hurley and wife Debbie of Keller, Dr. Donald Hurley and wife Kimberly of Keller; daughter Angie Young and husband Robert of Elm Mott; brother Roy Thomas Hurley and wife Brenda of Crandall; grandchildren Bryan Hurley, Brandon Hurley, Skylar Hurley, Reed Young, Magen Young, and Emori Rose Hurley; and his two nieces Tammy and Tina.  The family requests memorial donations to St. Jude?s Children?s Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate, or 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Bill E. Davis, age 77 of Irving, died on December 16, 2013. A cherished son, husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend, Bill shared his love, wisdom and humor with everyone he encountered. Bill was born in Red Springs, TX on March 30, 1936 as the third of four children to Billie Joe Davis and Dora Cecil Hitt. After graduating from Winona HS in 1954, Bill attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he met and married his wife Nelda in 1959. Bill earned a degree in mechanical engineering and applied that in a career in the baking industry that sent him around the world and included positions such as President at Pulver Systems and President of Bill Davis & Associates. Bill also served the Lord throughout his life as a youth mission trip counselor, Sunday school teacher and as an example to others. Bill is survived by Nelda; sons Scott and wife Georgiana of Irving; Andy of Plano; Todd and wife Domini of Arlington; brother Ron and wife Rosa of Mineola, along with his grandsons Gabriel and Brogan. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving. Donations can be made to the PPUMC Pastor?s Discretionary Funds.

Thomas ?Robby? Robason, age 80, passed away on December 23, 2013.  He was born to Thomas Robason, Sr. and Mamie Works Robason on April 29, 1933 in May, Texas and went on to become a fire fighter and eventually  Battalion Chief for the Irving Fire Department in 1983. Robby was also a member of the Irving Elks Lodge and loved animals. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Kim Robason of Decatur; daughter Karen Gilbert  of Fort Worth; sons Terry Robason of Granbury and John Robason of Poolville; daughter Teresa Trehan of Durant, OK along with eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Brown?s Memorial Chapel with Chaplin Jimmy Duncan officiating.  The family requests memorial donations to Because of Mandy Rescue http://becauseofmandy.weebly.com/ or P.O. Box 565 Hancock, MI 49930 or PHC c/o Brenda Straw Agraves 425 Hilltop Drive Decatur,TX 76234 in lieu of flowers. James Arnold Cantrell, age 61 of Irving, died on December 24, 2013.  He was born to Robert Boyd Cantrell, Sr. and Georgia Ramey Cantrell in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 8, 1952.  James went on to serve his country in the United States Army.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Joan Cantrell and his brothers Barry Frances, Sr. and Robert Boyd Cantrell, Jr.  James will be missed by daughters Dawn Jimenez of Houston, Carolyn Morgan and son-in-law Keith of Hurst; sisters Melissa Bush of Irving and Debbie Cook of Amelia, Ohio; grandchildren Steven Birch, Christopher Craig, Justin Jimenez and Zachary Morgan; great grandchildren Zidane and Kennet.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Irving at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Diann Sanders Gutierrez of Brownsboro passed away December 22, 2013. Diann was born on May 17, 1967 in Irving, Texas to Oscar Sanders and Betty Johnson Sanders. She found great passion reading the Bible and enjoyed going fishing with her brother and going to the movies. She is preceded in death by her brother David Wayne Sanders and survived by her parents Oscar and Betty; daughter Tiffany Diann Gutierrez and sister Debra Hawkins and husband Michael all of Brownsboro along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home prior to the graveside funeral service at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Richard Ronald Hurley, age 79 of Irving, died December 20, 2013. He was born on August 16, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to Roy and Lillian Hurley. He served his country in the Army Reserves for 10 years and later became an accomplished sales manager in the automotive industry. He was awarded his company?s highest honor of District Manager of the year in 1991 after several other prior achievements. He was a very accomplished golfer placing in the top 5 every year for the club championship and winning the City of Irving Golf Championship in 1998.  He had three hole in ones which is a feat that even the most accomplished golfers hope to achieve once. At age 73, he missed shooting his age by one stroke while playing with his son. He was married to Elaine for 60 years and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and family mentor. His grandson Reed is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. Reed and his wife Kim are awaiting the arrival of what will be Ron?s first great grandchild. Ron will be missed by his wife Elaine Hurley; sons Mike Hurley and wife Debbie of Keller, Dr. Donald Hurley and wife Kimberly of Keller; daughter Angie Young and husband Robert of Elm Mott; brother Roy Thomas Hurley and wife Brenda of Crandall; grandchildren Bryan Hurley, Brandon Hurley, Skylar Hurley, Reed Young, Magen Young, and Emori Rose Hurley; and his two nieces Tammy and Tina.  The family requests memorial donations to St. Jude?s Children?s Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate, or 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Bill E. Davis, age 77 of Irving, died on December 16, 2013. A cherished son, husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend, Bill shared his love, wisdom and humor with everyone he encountered. Bill was born in Red Springs, TX on March 30, 1936 as the third of four children to Billie Joe Davis and Dora Cecil Hitt. After graduating from Winona HS in 1954, Bill attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he met and married his wife Nelda in 1959. Bill earned a degree in mechanical engineering and applied that in a career in the baking industry that sent him around the world and included positions such as President at Pulver Systems and President of Bill Davis & Associates. Bill also served the Lord throughout his life as a youth mission trip counselor, Sunday school teacher and as an example to others. Bill is survived by Nelda; sons Scott and wife Georgiana of Irving; Andy of Plano; Todd and wife Domini of Arlington; brother Ron and wife Rosa of Mineola, along with his grandsons Gabriel and Brogan. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving. Donations can be made to the PPUMC Pastor?s Discretionary Funds.

View Full Notice ? Thomas ?Robby? Robason, age 80, passed away on December 23, 2013.  He was born to Thomas Robason, Sr. and Mamie Works

John Martin ?Jack? Pence went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 17, 2013. Jack was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1926 to John Martin and Laura Paul Pence. After graduating from Washington High School in June of 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Register during World War II, in the South Pacific Theatre. Jack married Henrietta Affleck on July 4, 1947. After the war, he studied interior design at the Art Movement Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating in 1949, Jack worked for twenty-five years with his father at John Pence & Son, Painting and Decorating. After his father?s death, he worked at Washington Paint and Glass until 1973, when he and Henrietta moved to Texas. Jack worked for twenty-five years as a manager with Weiner?s Stores until his retirement in 1996. After he retired, Jack worked as a greeter with Walmart until December of 2009. Jack is survived by his wife, Henrietta, three children; Sherry Pence Bryant (married to John L. Bryant), John B. ?Jack? Pence (married to Bernadette Delestienne), and James H. ?Jim? Pence (married to Laurel Lindholm). He is also survived by six grandchildren: Patrick Bryant, Jennifer Bryant Manuel, Nathan Bryant, John B. ?Jack? Pence Jr., Christopher James Pence, and Charlene Pence. Jack had nine great-grandchildren: Jack Darian Manuel, Geneva Manuel, Patricia Bryant, Connor Bryant, Kylie Bryant, Trinity Bryant, Raegan Bryant, Elaina Pence, and Reagan Pence. He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Pence.A memorial service for Jack will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75061. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Military BibleStick Outreach at www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/military/military-outreach. [The Military BibleStick is a digital audio player that is pre-loaded with a dramatized recording of the entire New Testament and over 65 minutes of select Psalms. Chaplains from every branch of the military are flooding Faith Comes By Hearing with requests. More than 378,000 of these Audio Bibles are now in the field. Over 1,370 chaplains use Military BibleSticks in pre-deployment briefings, counseling sessions, Bible studies, weekly chapels and other spiritual services.] Euba ?Granny? Burkett, age 100 of Irving, Texas died on December, 17 2013. She was born on June 23, 1913 in Bogata, Texas to Emmett Loy Wicks and Ruth Ragsdill. Euba was known for her crocheting talents and loved by all. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ollie Lee Burkett; and daughter Janice Lee O?Quinn. Euba will be missed by her sons Jimmy Burkett and wife Christine of Irving; Tommy Burkett and wife Shirley of Mount Vernon; daughter Carolyn Randle of Irving along with 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 am in Brown?s Memorial Chapel with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour before funeral service at 10 am. The family requests memorial donations be made to Irving First United Methodist Church General Fund

John Martin ?Jack? Pence went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 17, 2013. Jack was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1926 to John Martin and Laura Paul Pence. After graduating from Washington High School in June of 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Register during World War II, in the South Pacific Theatre. Jack married Henrietta Affleck on July 4, 1947. After the war, he studied interior design at the Art Movement Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating in 1949, Jack worked for twenty-five years with his father at John Pence & Son, Painting and Decorating. After his father?s death, he worked at Washington Paint and Glass until 1973, when he and Henrietta moved to Texas. Jack worked for twenty-five years as a manager with Weiner?s Stores until his retirement in 1996. After he retired, Jack worked as a greeter with Walmart until December of 2009. Jack is survived by his wife, Henrietta, three children; Sherry Pence Bryant (married to John L. Bryant), John B. ?Jack? Pence (married to Bernadette Delestienne), and James H. ?Jim? Pence (married to Laurel Lindholm). He is also survived by six grandchildren: Patrick Bryant, Jennifer Bryant Manuel, Nathan Bryant, John B. ?Jack? Pence Jr., Christopher James Pence, and Charlene Pence. Jack had nine great-grandchildren: Jack Darian Manuel, Geneva Manuel, Patricia Bryant, Connor Bryant, Kylie Bryant, Trinity Bryant, Raegan Bryant, Elaina Pence, and Reagan Pence. He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Pence.A memorial service for Jack will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75061. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Military BibleStick Outreach at www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/military/military-outreach. [The Military BibleStick is a digital audio player that is pre-loaded with a dramatized recording of the entire New Testament and over 65 minutes of select Psalms. Chaplains from every branch of the military are flooding Faith Comes By Hearing with requests. More than 378,000 of these Audio Bibles are now in the field. Over 1,370 chaplains use Military BibleSticks in pre-deployment briefings, counseling sessions, Bible studies, weekly chapels and other spiritual services.] Euba ?Granny? Burkett, age 100 of Irving, Texas died on December, 17 2013. She was born on June 23, 1913 in Bogata, Texas to Emmett Loy Wicks and Ruth Ragsdill. Euba was known for her crocheting talents and loved by all. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ollie Lee Burkett; and daughter Janice Lee O?Quinn. Euba will be missed by her sons Jimmy Burkett and wife Christine of Irving; Tommy Burkett and wife Shirley of Mount Vernon; daughter Carolyn Randle of Irving along with 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 am in Brown?s Memorial Chapel with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour before funeral service at 10 am. The family requests memorial donations be made to Irving First United Methodist Church General Fund

View Full Notice ? John Martin ?Jack? Pence went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 17, 2013. Jack was born in Washington,

Dan Fry, age 77 of Irving, died December 11, 2013. He was born on October 6, 1936 in Palestine, Texas to William Rufus Fry and Martha Bonham McConnico Fry.  Dan was a member of Woodhaven Presbyterian Church and a senior account executive for Hallmark Cards. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be missed by his wife Guadalupe Fry; sons William Daniel Fry and wife Dee; Michael David Fry and wife Tabatha; Robert Bonham Fry and wife Jamie; step-daughters Norma Hernandez and husband Reggie; Nelda Garcia and husband Fred; step-son Steven Barns; brother Michael Bonham Fry and wife Marilyn; sister Martha Virginia Fry Richards; grandchildren Matthew, Ashley, Amanda, Tanner, Shelby, Brody, Levi, Ricky, Gabriel, Stevie Ray, Marissa, William, Alyssa and Adam. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, 3650 North O?Connor Road, Irving with Rev. Diane M. Baldwin officiating. Family requests memorial donations to Alzheimer?s Association at www.alz.org/donate or Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011. Joyce Westbrook, age 84 of Irving, died on December 9, 2013 of natural causes. She was born on February 28, 1929 in Dawson, Texas to Horace  and Lurine (Lyles) Berry. Joyce was a humble and generous woman, who was an avid reader and prolific writer of letters. She loved Israel, cooking and recipes. Joyce was a devout Christian, loving mother and beloved friend to many. She is preceded in death by her parents and will be greatly missed by her daughter Joann Tanner of Cleburne; son Matt Westbrook and wife Liz of Colleyville; daughter Susan Windsor of Olathe, KS; grandchildren Adrian Tanner; Jason, Matthew, and Madeline Westbrook; Gabi Windsor; brother Clint Berry and wife Jean of Waldorf, MD and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6 PM to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held at Gateway Church in Grand Prairie on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10 AM with Brother Jim Morton officiating. Interment following at 2 PM at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, Texas. Alvin Ray Nelson, age 75 of Abbott, Texas died on December 8, 2013. He was born on October 11, 1938 in Haskell, Texas to James L. Nelson and Inez Shaw Nelson and went on to work in the Aviation industry as a sheet metal worker. Alvin was a UAW member. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers James and Tommy. Alvin will be missed by his beloved wife Nancy; daughter Terri Tiffee and husband Chuck of Hickory Creek, Texas; daughter Toni Farmer of Rogers, Arkansas; sons Todd Nelson of Wylie, Texas and Travis Nelson of Abbott, Texas; grandchildren Brent Ansley and wife Christy of Lewisville; Christopher Ansley and wife Ashlie of Denton; Heather Ansley of Hickory Creek; Sarah and Baine Farmer of Lowell, AK; Shallaw and Cody Nelson of Wylie; Layne Nelson of Waxahachie; James Nelson of Abbott; Lisa Hernandez and husband Donny of Irving; Cheryl Garcia and Brian Tiffee of Grand Prairie along with 13 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm in Brown?s Memorial Chapel. Additional service will be held at a later date in Arkansas.

Dan Fry, age 77 of Irving, died December 11, 2013. He was born on October 6, 1936 in Palestine, Texas to William Rufus Fry and Martha Bonham McConnico Fry.  Dan was a member of Woodhaven Presbyterian Church and a senior account executive for Hallmark Cards. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be missed by his wife Guadalupe Fry; sons William Daniel Fry and wife Dee; Michael David Fry and wife Tabatha; Robert Bonham Fry and wife Jamie; step-daughters Norma Hernandez and husband Reggie; Nelda Garcia and husband Fred; step-son Steven Barns; brother Michael Bonham Fry and wife Marilyn; sister Martha Virginia Fry Richards; grandchildren Matthew, Ashley, Amanda, Tanner, Shelby, Brody, Levi, Ricky, Gabriel, Stevie Ray, Marissa, William, Alyssa and Adam. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, 3650 North O?Connor Road, Irving with Rev. Diane M. Baldwin officiating. Family requests memorial donations to Alzheimer?s Association at www.alz.org/donate or Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011. Joyce Westbrook, age 84 of Irving, died on December 9, 2013 of natural causes. She was born on February 28, 1929 in Dawson, Texas to Horace  and Lurine (Lyles) Berry. Joyce was a humble and generous woman, who was an avid reader and prolific writer of letters. She loved Israel, cooking and recipes. Joyce was a devout Christian, loving mother and beloved friend to many. She is preceded in death by her parents and will be greatly missed by her daughter Joann Tanner of Cleburne; son Matt Westbrook and wife Liz of Colleyville; daughter Susan Windsor of Olathe, KS; grandchildren Adrian Tanner; Jason, Matthew, and Madeline Westbrook; Gabi Windsor; brother Clint Berry and wife Jean of Waldorf, MD and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6 PM to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held at Gateway Church in Grand Prairie on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10 AM with Brother Jim Morton officiating. Interment following at 2 PM at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, Texas. Alvin Ray Nelson, age 75 of Abbott, Texas died on December 8, 2013. He was born on October 11, 1938 in Haskell, Texas to James L. Nelson and Inez Shaw Nelson and went on to work in the Aviation industry as a sheet metal worker. Alvin was a UAW member. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers James and Tommy. Alvin will be missed by his beloved wife Nancy; daughter Terri Tiffee and husband Chuck of Hickory Creek, Texas; daughter Toni Farmer of Rogers, Arkansas; sons Todd Nelson of Wylie, Texas and Travis Nelson of Abbott, Texas; grandchildren Brent Ansley and wife Christy of Lewisville; Christopher Ansley and wife Ashlie of Denton; Heather Ansley of Hickory Creek; Sarah and Baine Farmer of Lowell, AK; Shallaw and Cody Nelson of Wylie; Layne Nelson of Waxahachie; James Nelson of Abbott; Lisa Hernandez and husband Donny of Irving; Cheryl Garcia and Brian Tiffee of Grand Prairie along with 13 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm in Brown?s Memorial Chapel. Additional service will be held at a later date in Arkansas.

View Full Notice ? Dan Fry, age 77 of Irving, died December 11, 2013. He was born on October 6, 1936 in Palestine, Texas to

 RECENT OBITUARIES Mary Lou Downs, age 83 of Irving, died on November 8, 2013.  She was born on  November 9, 1929 in Dallas County to William Estel Keck and Mary Ester Nedam Keck and went on to work in Human Resources.  Mary is preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband Babe Downs.  She will be missed her sons Randy Downs and spouse Robbie, Reed and Rick Downs all of Irving; grandchildren Tim, Meredith, Robin, Kim and Ryan Downs; great grandchildren Andrew, William, Autumn Downs and Sabrina Parsons and two great great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Brown?s Memorial Chapel with interment immediately following at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Prairie and visitation from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, November 11, 2013.  The family requests donations are made to Grace Hospice at 730 Avenue F, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75074 at www.gracehospice.org or to the American Lung Association at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004 at www.lung.org in lieu of flowers.

 RECENT OBITUARIES Mary Lou Downs, age 83 of Irving, died on November 8, 2013.  She was born on  November 9, 1929 in Dallas County to William Estel Keck and Mary Ester Nedam Keck and went on to work in Human Resources.  Mary is preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband Babe Downs.  She will be missed her sons Randy Downs and spouse Robbie, Reed and Rick Downs all of Irving; grandchildren Tim, Meredith, Robin, Kim and Ryan Downs; great grandchildren Andrew, William, Autumn Downs and Sabrina Parsons and two great great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Brown?s Memorial Chapel with interment immediately following at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Prairie and visitation from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, November 11, 2013.  The family requests donations are made to Grace Hospice at 730 Avenue F, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75074 at www.gracehospice.org or to the American Lung Association at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004 at www.lung.org in lieu of flowers.

View Full Notice ?  RECENT OBITUARIES Mary Lou Downs, age 83 of Irving, died on November 8, 2013.  She was born on  November 9, 1929

 RECENT OBITUARIES Martin L. Kahn, age 69 and 47 year Irving resident, died on November 6, 2013.  He was born in Chicago, IL on October 7, 1944 to Martin Kahn and Marie Setser Kahn.  Martin was raised in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated from Mary Carroll High School and then went on to play football at the University of North Texas.  After his graduation, he studied law at SMU and went on to become President of the Irving Bar Association. Martin was active in many civic groups in Irving and a longtime member of Plymouth Park Methodist Church. He served on the board of The University Hills Homeowners Association and was very involved with the Cistercian Preparatory School Athletics Program.  He is preceded in death by his parents and will be missed by his beloved wife Molly Kahn of Irving; daughters Kathie Wood and her husband Alan of Addison; and Annie Kahn Vaughan and her spouse Chris of Dallas; sons  Andrew Kahn and wife Jessica of Addison and James Kahn and wife Laura of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Madeline, Meredith and Marleigh Wood; Bennett Martin and Maxwell Vaughan; Gus and June Kahn along with brother David Kahn and his spouse Deborah of Dallas and numerous nieces and nephews who adored him. A Memorial Service will be held at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Dr. Bill LaBarr and Father Abbot Peter Verhalen O. Cist. officiating.  The family will receive friends at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving from 2-4 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2013 and requests memorials are made in lieu of flowers to Irving Cares at www.irvingcares.org, Ursuline Academy of Dallas at www.ursulinedallas.org/ursulinefund  or Cistercian Preparatory School at www.cistercian.org/giving

 RECENT OBITUARIES Martin L. Kahn, age 69 and 47 year Irving resident, died on November 6, 2013.  He was born in Chicago, IL on October 7, 1944 to Martin Kahn and Marie Setser Kahn.  Martin was raised in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated from Mary Carroll High School and then went on to play football at the University of North Texas.  After his graduation, he studied law at SMU and went on to become President of the Irving Bar Association. Martin was active in many civic groups in Irving and a longtime member of Plymouth Park Methodist Church. He served on the board of The University Hills Homeowners Association and was very involved with the Cistercian Preparatory School Athletics Program.  He is preceded in death by his parents and will be missed by his beloved wife Molly Kahn of Irving; daughters Kathie Wood and her husband Alan of Addison; and Annie Kahn Vaughan and her spouse Chris of Dallas; sons  Andrew Kahn and wife Jessica of Addison and James Kahn and wife Laura of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Madeline, Meredith and Marleigh Wood; Bennett Martin and Maxwell Vaughan; Gus and June Kahn along with brother David Kahn and his spouse Deborah of Dallas and numerous nieces and nephews who adored him. A Memorial Service will be held at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Dr. Bill LaBarr and Father Abbot Peter Verhalen O. Cist. officiating.  The family will receive friends at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving from 2-4 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2013 and requests memorials are made in lieu of flowers to Irving Cares at www.irvingcares.org, Ursuline Academy of Dallas at www.ursulinedallas.org/ursulinefund  or Cistercian Preparatory School at www.cistercian.org/giving

View Full Notice ?  RECENT OBITUARIES Martin L. Kahn, age 69 and 47 year Irving resident, died on November 6, 2013.  He was born in

 RECENT OBITUARIES Evelyn Buckalew Richardson of Irving passed away November 2, 2013. She was born in Dallas, Texas on February 25, 1919 to the late Michael Emile Holtzheuser and Hattie Hendricks (Buckalew) Holtzheuser. Evelyn was an Irving resident since 1955 and was an active member of Plymouth Park Baptist Church. She loved her family, friends, pets, church family, traveling gardening and photography and was known for her generous spirit and her passion for sports. Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Catherine Clayton, her step-daughter, Linda Harrison, and her step-granddaughter, Stacy Davenport. She is survived by step-daughter Teddi Davenport of Wylie, Texas; step-daughter and husband Rhonda and Russell Patty of Leonard, Texas; niece Judith Shaffer of Anderson, Missouri; step-granddaughters Teri and Tami Davenport of Garland, Texas; great-niece and husband Karen and Kevin Stewart of Centerton, Arkansas; great-nephew and wife Jeffrey and Jessica Langlois of Somerset, Massachusetts; as well as several great-great-nephews, a great-great-niece and many beloved friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church of Irving with Rev. Ken Branam officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or www.arthritis.org.

 RECENT OBITUARIES Evelyn Buckalew Richardson of Irving passed away November 2, 2013. She was born in Dallas, Texas on February 25, 1919 to the late Michael Emile Holtzheuser and Hattie Hendricks (Buckalew) Holtzheuser. Evelyn was an Irving resident since 1955 and was an active member of Plymouth Park Baptist Church. She loved her family, friends, pets, church family, traveling gardening and photography and was known for her generous spirit and her passion for sports. Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Catherine Clayton, her step-daughter, Linda Harrison, and her step-granddaughter, Stacy Davenport. She is survived by step-daughter Teddi Davenport of Wylie, Texas; step-daughter and husband Rhonda and Russell Patty of Leonard, Texas; niece Judith Shaffer of Anderson, Missouri; step-granddaughters Teri and Tami Davenport of Garland, Texas; great-niece and husband Karen and Kevin Stewart of Centerton, Arkansas; great-nephew and wife Jeffrey and Jessica Langlois of Somerset, Massachusetts; as well as several great-great-nephews, a great-great-niece and many beloved friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Brown?s Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church of Irving with Rev. Ken Branam officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or www.arthritis.org.

View Full Notice ?  RECENT OBITUARIES Evelyn Buckalew Richardson of Irving passed away November 2, 2013. She was born in Dallas, Texas on February 25,

Bertie Marie Forrester, age 89 of Dallas, died on October 18, 2013. She was born in Dallas to Roy Robert Manson and Bertie Jewel McCleland on April 13, 1924. Bertie was a loving wife, grandmother and great grandmother as well as a devoted Christian and a fifteen year member of Bowles Baptist Church. She had a great love of flowers and her husband Charles E. Forrester to whom she was married for forty-nine years. Bertie is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and her beloved husband Charles. She will be missed by sisters Rosemary Poole and Barbara Williams; daughter, Rita J. Hux and husband Jimmy of Gun Barrel City, TX; son Charles E. Forrester, Jr. and wife Margaret A. of Grand Prairie; daughters Susan M. Dennis and her spouse Charles of Hickory Creek and Christina and her husband Louie S. Gomez, Jr. of Dallas; grandchildren Timothy C. Hux & wife Kim; James A. Hux III and wife Angie; Tracy and Cheryl DeAnn Forrester; Tambry Lynn Everage and husband Scott; Roger Steven and wife Jamie; Sun-Shine Espinoza and husband Josiah; Jeremy Lon Dennis and wife Robin; Jonathan Dean Dennis; Christopher Ryan Dennis and wife Amber; Gina Nichole Runnels and spouse Michael along with Jeanette Elaine Gayton; great grandchildren Baylee Marie and Nathan James Hux; Corey D. Leos; Jonathan Franklin and Lauren Dovie Fulbright; Kyle Ray, Zayk E. and Ady Lee Forrester; Camryn Renee Everage; Alexis Bryanne and Lily Audrianna Dennis; Roger Steven Dennis II; Eva Jordan and Celina Marie Espinoza; Colton Wendell Dennis; A.G.D.; Haylei Marie, Aidan Charles, Wyatt Anthony Runnels and Jose Daniel Maldonado, Jr. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Brown?s Memorial Chapel followed immediately by interment at Crown Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Kidney Fund at 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or www.kidneyfund.org . Dee Ann Hausinger, a resident of Texas City for 27 years, and previously of Galveston, passed away on October 20, 2013. She was born on September 25, 1964 to George Henry and Earllene Hausinger, in Galveston.  Dee Ann worked as a waitress in the restaurant industry and had been with Waffle House for five years. She just received her 25 Year Chip from Alcoholics Anonymous. Dee Ann was preceded in death by her father, George Henry Hausinger; and brother, George Michael ?Mike? Hausinger; and is survived by her fianc?, Temple McLain; mother, Earllene Hausinger; nephew, Michael Austin Hausinger; niece, Aaryn Hausinger; sister-in-law, Caron Hausinger; and grandmother, Flora Jolley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, officiated by Reverend Diane M. Baldwin. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Texas City at a future date. The family asks that memorials be made to Woodhaven Presbyterian Church at 3650 N. O?Connor Road, Irving, TX 75062 or First Presbyterian Church in Texas City, 11127th Street North, Texas City, TX 77590.

Bertie Marie Forrester, age 89 of Dallas, died on October 18, 2013. She was born in Dallas to Roy Robert Manson and Bertie Jewel McCleland on April 13, 1924. Bertie was a loving wife, grandmother and great grandmother as well as a devoted Christian and a fifteen year member of Bowles Baptist Church. She had a great love of flowers and her husband Charles E. Forrester to whom she was married for forty-nine years. Bertie is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and her beloved husband Charles. She will be missed by sisters Rosemary Poole and Barbara Williams; daughter, Rita J. Hux and husband Jimmy of Gun Barrel City, TX; son Charles E. Forrester, Jr. and wife Margaret A. of Grand Prairie; daughters Susan M. Dennis and her spouse Charles of Hickory Creek and Christina and her husband Louie S. Gomez, Jr. of Dallas; grandchildren Timothy C. Hux & wife Kim; James A. Hux III and wife Angie; Tracy and Cheryl DeAnn Forrester; Tambry Lynn Everage and husband Scott; Roger Steven and wife Jamie; Sun-Shine Espinoza and husband Josiah; Jeremy Lon Dennis and wife Robin; Jonathan Dean Dennis; Christopher Ryan Dennis and wife Amber; Gina Nichole Runnels and spouse Michael along with Jeanette Elaine Gayton; great grandchildren Baylee Marie and Nathan James Hux; Corey D. Leos; Jonathan Franklin and Lauren Dovie Fulbright; Kyle Ray, Zayk E. and Ady Lee Forrester; Camryn Renee Everage; Alexis Bryanne and Lily Audrianna Dennis; Roger Steven Dennis II; Eva Jordan and Celina Marie Espinoza; Colton Wendell Dennis; A.G.D.; Haylei Marie, Aidan Charles, Wyatt Anthony Runnels and Jose Daniel Maldonado, Jr. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Brown?s Memorial Chapel followed immediately by interment at Crown Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Kidney Fund at 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or www.kidneyfund.org . Dee Ann Hausinger, a resident of Texas City for 27 years, and previously of Galveston, passed away on October 20, 2013. She was born on September 25, 1964 to George Henry and Earllene Hausinger, in Galveston.  Dee Ann worked as a waitress in the restaurant industry and had been with Waffle House for five years. She just received her 25 Year Chip from Alcoholics Anonymous. Dee Ann was preceded in death by her father, George Henry Hausinger; and brother, George Michael ?Mike? Hausinger; and is survived by her fianc?, Temple McLain; mother, Earllene Hausinger; nephew, Michael Austin Hausinger; niece, Aaryn Hausinger; sister-in-law, Caron Hausinger; and grandmother, Flora Jolley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, officiated by Reverend Diane M. Baldwin. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Texas City at a future date. The family asks that memorials be made to Woodhaven Presbyterian Church at 3650 N. O?Connor Road, Irving, TX 75062 or First Presbyterian Church in Texas City, 11127th Street North, Texas City, TX 77590.

View Full Notice ? Bertie Marie Forrester, age 89 of Dallas, died on October 18, 2013. She was born in Dallas to Roy Robert Manson

 RECENT OBITUARIES Jake Van Alstine, an Irving resident for fifteen years, died October 11, 2013.  He was born in McKinney, Texas on April 13, 1993 to parents Michael Everett and Mary Irene Baty Van Alstine.  He is survived by his mother Irene of Irving; grandfather Floyd Baty of Irving; his uncle Floyd Baty, Jr. and his wife Irina of New York; five cousins Simon, Paul, Andrey, Alex and Ben; and his half-brother Micah.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.  A funeral service will follow at 6:30pm in the funeral home chapel.  The family is asking for memorials to be made to The Irving Schools Foundation, 2621 West Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas  75062,  http://www.irvingisd.net/foundation/online.html.

 RECENT OBITUARIES Jake Van Alstine, an Irving resident for fifteen years, died October 11, 2013.  He was born in McKinney, Texas on April 13, 1993 to parents Michael Everett and Mary Irene Baty Van Alstine.  He is survived by his mother Irene of Irving; grandfather Floyd Baty of Irving; his uncle Floyd Baty, Jr. and his wife Irina of New York; five cousins Simon, Paul, Andrey, Alex and Ben; and his half-brother Micah.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.  A funeral service will follow at 6:30pm in the funeral home chapel.  The family is asking for memorials to be made to The Irving Schools Foundation, 2621 West Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas  75062,  http://www.irvingisd.net/foundation/online.html.

View Full Notice ?  RECENT OBITUARIES Jake Van Alstine, an Irving resident for fifteen years, died October 11, 2013.  He was born in McKinney, Texas

 RECENT OBITUARIES Brenda Griffin, age 63 of Irving, died on October 10, 2013. She was born in Elwood City, Pennsylvania on January 12, 1950 to George Oliver Seaman and Elizabeth Harriet Beachem. Brenda was a long time teacher and very active member of South MacArthur Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Edward Harrell Griffin.  Brenda will be missed by sons Randall Griffin and wife Gayla of Floydada, TX; Michael  Griffin and wife Anne Marie of Seattle, WA; daughter Allison Griffin of Irving; grandchildren Rachel Griffin, Courtney Petty, Emily Griffin, Jake Griffin,  Bridget (Abby) Petty, Hannah Griffin and Wade Griffin along with sisters Patricia Bradford and husband Richard of Dallas and Beth Petty of Grand Prairie. Funeral Services will be held on at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 12, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Irving located at 403 South Main Street in Irving with Tim Lewis officiating. Interment at Libby Cemetery in Garrison, TX will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 12, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The family requests memorial donations for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at http://www.pancan.org or 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

 RECENT OBITUARIES Brenda Griffin, age 63 of Irving, died on October 10, 2013. She was born in Elwood City, Pennsylvania on January 12, 1950 to George Oliver Seaman and Elizabeth Harriet Beachem. Brenda was a long time teacher and very active member of South MacArthur Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Edward Harrell Griffin.  Brenda will be missed by sons Randall Griffin and wife Gayla of Floydada, TX; Michael  Griffin and wife Anne Marie of Seattle, WA; daughter Allison Griffin of Irving; grandchildren Rachel Griffin, Courtney Petty, Emily Griffin, Jake Griffin,  Bridget (Abby) Petty, Hannah Griffin and Wade Griffin along with sisters Patricia Bradford and husband Richard of Dallas and Beth Petty of Grand Prairie. Funeral Services will be held on at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 12, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Irving located at 403 South Main Street in Irving with Tim Lewis officiating. Interment at Libby Cemetery in Garrison, TX will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 12, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The family requests memorial donations for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at http://www.pancan.org or 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

View Full Notice ?  RECENT OBITUARIES Brenda Griffin, age 63 of Irving, died on October 10, 2013. She was born in Elwood City, Pennsylvania on

Richard Carroll Kemmerly of Irving, Texas passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with debilitating Parkinson?s disease, on July 6, 2013. Richard was born on July 10, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Merle F. Kemmerly, Sr., and Carolyn Bertha Brussard Kemmerly. He had one brother, Merle F. Kemmerly, Jr. All his family has predeceased him. Richard grew up in the south Highlands area of Shreveport and attended Byrd High School. He graduated from St. Stanislaus Academy in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Richard served in the U. S. Air Force. He spend four years working at the Pentagon in information technology. He was a member of the US Air Force Skeet Team and traveled across the country for competitions. Following his Air Force service, he came to Dallas to work at IBM and then EDS.  When he was considering starting his own business, he sought the counsel of Ross Perot, who advised him to become a recruiter because he was such a ?people person?. This advice led Richard to start his own company in 1967. Data Processing Careers, a leading recruiting company, flourished and later expanded to 6 offices in the surrounding area. The DPC specialized in the executive and professional levels of information technology. They also provided career counseling. DPC officed in Stemmons Towers for 34 years until his retirement in 2003. Richard was an active sportsman all of his life. For 30 years, he played handball with the noon group at the downtown YMCA, Golf was a particular passion, and he was always involved in it in some way. He was playing with Lee Trevino at Tenison Golf Course in the days before Lee became a pro. He was an inaugural life member of the Four Seasons Golf club, which he joined in 83. Richard and his wife Carol enjoyed playing golf together for thirty years, both in Dallas and on many vacations elsewhere. He had a good eye for analyzing golf and was often a help to his friends. Richard was a man of many interests. His idea for the courtesy music we hear was called ?Music on Hold? and he owns the patent for it. He volunteered for the suicide prevention hotline. In July 1984, he served as the foreman of a Grand Jury, an experience which impressed him profoundly. Richard often said, ?I thought I was bullet proof?, yet in 1997 he discovered he was not. That year Richard was diagnosed with Parkinson?s disease. He lived bravely with the disease and its attendant problems for more than 15 years. The most common description of Richard when remembered is that he was a true friend. Richard was famous for the ?two minute phone call?. If you were his friend-especially if you had any kind of problem-he would call several times a week. Richard was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother; his son Richard Kemmerly,Jr. (Rick) his daughter Catherine Kemmerly, his first wife Betty Kemmerly, and his brother-in-law Paul Landis. He is survived by his devoted wife Carol, Daughter Cynthia, two grandchildren, Chase Ashburn and wife Lauren and Aleigha Frazier and husband Trent, and two great grandchildren, Hanna and Emerson. Family to receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Brown?s Memorial Chapel. Interment will be 1:15 P. M. at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Memorial donations may be made to Toni Wiesner Fund c/o WTGA 2909 Cole Avenue Suite 305, Dallas, Texas 75204 or First Tee of Dallas, 2909 Cole Ave suite 300 Dallas, TX 75204. David D. Hunter, of Irving, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. He was born on July 12, 1977 in Midland, TX to Felicia Hunter. David was self-employed in the deck and fencing industry. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed working with wood, spending time with his family, loved all types of music and was a good Ole Country Boy at heart. He was a member of the TCU and Texas A&M Commerce football families. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robbie Huddleston; grandparents, Thomas and Carmen Gallegos; and great grandmother, Myrtle Johnson. He is survived by his parents, Felecia and Thomas Gallegos of Irving; brothers, Brandon ?Pudge? Gallegos, Chase ?Yogi? Gallegos, and Tommy Gallegos III; grandmother, Wilma Huddleston; aunts, Wanda Hameister and Fred of Longview, Doris Urbanek and Gerald of Irving, Ruby Rockwell and Alan of Longview, Terri Gonzalez and Ernie of Round Rock; niece, Jaidyn Marie Tyus-Gallegos; cousins, Chris Lair, Amy Malcomesius, Jeff Urbanek, Brian Rockwell, Stephen Rockwell, Megan Hunter, Cindy Allen, Tim Hanley, Phillip Hanley, Chris Elquist, and Megan Salmonera; numerous second cousins and best friend, Jason Adams. A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Brown?s Memorial Chapel. Burial at 2:00 PM in Davidson Cemetery in Eastland County. The family requests memorials to: www.gofundme.com/3home4 or David Dee Hunter Foundation at Irving High School. Margaret “Peggy” Gibbons Chaplin  died July 7, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born October 1, 1924, in New York City, the only child of Catherine Cosgrove and Martin Gibbons, Irish immigrants.  Martin died in 1928, Catherine in 1986. Peggy moved to Dallas in 1951. She is survived by her son Richard Chaplin & wife Sheila of Irving, daughter Linda Parrish and husband Blane of Rockwall, son Kelly Chaplin of Dallas, and daughter Patty Tersey of Tucson, AZ, eleven grandchildren and two great-grand daughters.Services are at Calvary Hill Cemetery in the North Chapel. There will be a rosary at 1:30PM, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00PM. There will be a graveside Rite of Committal at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75220.Suggested Memorial Donations: Food For The Poor, P.O. Box 979005, Coconut Creek, FL 33097-9005,1(800)427-9104 and ask for Donor Services, www.foodforthepoor.org Genevieve ?Jennie? George Cline, 94, a retired Dallas County Tax Office employee and former beautician passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 3, 2013.  Jennie had a full life. She was born January 17, 1919 in Manchester, New Hampshire. She was the firstborn child of Charles and Rachel George. Jennie learned how to fly an airplane before she learned to drive a car. In 1944 she moved to Los Angeles, California. Jennie sang in nightclubs with Red Nichols and his Five Pennies. While she was in Los Angeles, Jennie worked on airplanes at Lockheed Martin as a ?Rosie the Riveter.? It was there that she met her husband, Melvin, who also worked on aircraft. They married in 1945 and raised 5 children. Jennie was very active in her lifetime and loved to share her life experiences with others. She loved to play the piano, crochet afghans, and cook Lebanese food. But most of all Jennie adored her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.   Jennie is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Helen, and her husband, Melvin. Survivors: Sons, Michael Cline and wife, Helen, and Eric Cline and wife, Patricia, all of Dallas, Joel Cline of Irving, and David Cline and wife, Dana, of Grand Prairie; daughter Lisa Smith and husband, Charlie, of North Richland Hills; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Joe George and wife, Lillian, of North Carolina; three sister-in-laws; her loving caregiver, Karen Ross; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at Brown?s Memorial Chapel with burial following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Richard Carroll Kemmerly of Irving, Texas passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with debilitating Parkinson?s disease, on July 6, 2013. Richard was born on July 10, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Merle F. Kemmerly, Sr., and Carolyn Bertha Brussard Kemmerly. He had one brother, Merle F. Kemmerly, Jr. All his family has predeceased him. Richard grew up in the south Highlands area of Shreveport and attended Byrd High School. He graduated from St. Stanislaus Academy in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Richard served in the U. S. Air Force. He spend four years working at the Pentagon in information technology. He was a member of the US Air Force Skeet Team and traveled across the country for competitions. Following his Air Force service, he came to Dallas to work at IBM and then EDS.  When he was considering starting his own business, he sought the counsel of Ross Perot, who advised him to become a recruiter because he was such a ?people person?. This advice led Richard to start his own company in 1967. Data Processing Careers, a leading recruiting company, flourished and later expanded to 6 offices in the surrounding area. The DPC specialized in the executive and professional levels of information technology. They also provided career counseling. DPC officed in Stemmons Towers for 34 years until his retirement in 2003. Richard was an active sportsman all of his life. For 30 years, he played handball with the noon group at the downtown YMCA, Golf was a particular passion, and he was always involved in it in some way. He was playing with Lee Trevino at Tenison Golf Course in the days before Lee became a pro. He was an inaugural life member of the Four Seasons Golf club, which he joined in 83. Richard and his wife Carol enjoyed playing golf together for thirty years, both in Dallas and on many vacations elsewhere. He had a good eye for analyzing golf and was often a help to his friends. Richard was a man of many interests. His idea for the courtesy music we hear was called ?Music on Hold? and he owns the patent for it. He volunteered for the suicide prevention hotline. In July 1984, he served as the foreman of a Grand Jury, an experience which impressed him profoundly. Richard often said, ?I thought I was bullet proof?, yet in 1997 he discovered he was not. That year Richard was diagnosed with Parkinson?s disease. He lived bravely with the disease and its attendant problems for more than 15 years. The most common description of Richard when remembered is that he was a true friend. Richard was famous for the ?two minute phone call?. If you were his friend-especially if you had any kind of problem-he would call several times a week. Richard was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother; his son Richard Kemmerly,Jr. (Rick) his daughter Catherine Kemmerly, his first wife Betty Kemmerly, and his brother-in-law Paul Landis. He is survived by his devoted wife Carol, Daughter Cynthia, two grandchildren, Chase Ashburn and wife Lauren and Aleigha Frazier and husband Trent, and two great grandchildren, Hanna and Emerson. Family to receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Brown?s Memorial Chapel. Interment will be 1:15 P. M. at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Memorial donations may be made to Toni Wiesner Fund c/o WTGA 2909 Cole Avenue Suite 305, Dallas, Texas 75204 or First Tee of Dallas, 2909 Cole Ave suite 300 Dallas, TX 75204. David D. Hunter, of Irving, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. He was born on July 12, 1977 in Midland, TX to Felicia Hunter. David was self-employed in the deck and fencing industry. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed working with wood, spending time with his family, loved all types of music and was a good Ole Country Boy at heart. He was a member of the TCU and Texas A&M Commerce football families. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robbie Huddleston; grandparents, Thomas and Carmen Gallegos; and great grandmother, Myrtle Johnson. He is survived by his parents, Felecia and Thomas Gallegos of Irving; brothers, Brandon ?Pudge? Gallegos, Chase ?Yogi? Gallegos, and Tommy Gallegos III; grandmother, Wilma Huddleston; aunts, Wanda Hameister and Fred of Longview, Doris Urbanek and Gerald of Irving, Ruby Rockwell and Alan of Longview, Terri Gonzalez and Ernie of Round Rock; niece, Jaidyn Marie Tyus-Gallegos; cousins, Chris Lair, Amy Malcomesius, Jeff Urbanek, Brian Rockwell, Stephen Rockwell, Megan Hunter, Cindy Allen, Tim Hanley, Phillip Hanley, Chris Elquist, and Megan Salmonera; numerous second cousins and best friend, Jason Adams. A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Brown?s Memorial Chapel. Burial at 2:00 PM in Davidson Cemetery in Eastland County. The family requests memorials to: www.gofundme.com/3home4 or David Dee Hunter Foundation at Irving High School. Margaret "Peggy" Gibbons Chaplin  died July 7, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born October 1, 1924, in New York City, the only child of Catherine Cosgrove and Martin Gibbons, Irish immigrants.  Martin died in 1928, Catherine in 1986. Peggy moved to Dallas in 1951. She is survived by her son Richard Chaplin & wife Sheila of Irving, daughter Linda Parrish and husband Blane of Rockwall, son Kelly Chaplin of Dallas, and daughter Patty Tersey of Tucson, AZ, eleven grandchildren and two great-grand daughters.Services are at Calvary Hill Cemetery in the North Chapel. There will be a rosary at 1:30PM, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00PM. There will be a graveside Rite of Committal at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75220.Suggested Memorial Donations: Food For The Poor, P.O. Box 979005, Coconut Creek, FL 33097-9005,1(800)427-9104 and ask for Donor Services, www.foodforthepoor.org Genevieve ?Jennie? George Cline, 94, a retired Dallas County Tax Office employee and former beautician passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 3, 2013.  Jennie had a full life. She was born January 17, 1919 in Manchester, New Hampshire. She was the firstborn child of Charles and Rachel George. Jennie learned how to fly an airplane before she learned to drive a car. In 1944 she moved to Los Angeles, California. Jennie sang in nightclubs with Red Nichols and his Five Pennies. While she was in Los Angeles, Jennie worked on airplanes at Lockheed Martin as a ?Rosie the Riveter.? It was there that she met her husband, Melvin, who also worked on aircraft. They married in 1945 and raised 5 children. Jennie was very active in her lifetime and loved to share her life experiences with others. She loved to play the piano, crochet afghans, and cook Lebanese food. But most of all Jennie adored her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.   Jennie is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Helen, and her husband, Melvin. Survivors: Sons, Michael Cline and wife, Helen, and Eric Cline and wife, Patricia, all of Dallas, Joel Cline of Irving, and David Cline and wife, Dana, of Grand Prairie; daughter Lisa Smith and husband, Charlie, of North Richland Hills; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Joe George and wife, Lillian, of North Carolina; three sister-in-laws; her loving caregiver, Karen Ross; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at Brown?s Memorial Chapel with burial following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

View Full Notice ? Richard Carroll Kemmerly of Irving, Texas passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with debilitating Parkinson?s disease, on July

Glenda ?Charlotte? Brunkhorst, age 79 of Irving, died July 19, 2013.  She was born on June 7, 1934 in Lehigh, Oklahoma to Mart and Lola Mills.  Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Gary W. Brunkhorst (2012).   She is survived by her sons William Dreves Brunkhorst and wife Sylvia of Caddo Mills; Gary William Brunkhorst Jr. of Irving; daughters Paula Diane Canyon and Terri Bolle` of Knoxville, Tennessee; granddaughters Alicia, Diane, Jennifer, Bobbie Kaye, Caressa, Sophia, Kirsten and Kaylee; grandsons Sean, Lane Will and Clayton; eight great-grandchildren; Tim Smith and numerous other extended family members.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Irving. The family requests memorials be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2901 North O?Connor Rd Irving, Texas, 75062 or The American Diabetes Association 4425 West Airport Freeway Suite #130 Irving, Texas or www.diabetes.org/honor.

Glenda ?Charlotte? Brunkhorst, age 79 of Irving, died July 19, 2013.  She was born on June 7, 1934 in Lehigh, Oklahoma to Mart and Lola Mills.  Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Gary W. Brunkhorst (2012).   She is survived by her sons William Dreves Brunkhorst and wife Sylvia of Caddo Mills; Gary William Brunkhorst Jr. of Irving; daughters Paula Diane Canyon and Terri Bolle` of Knoxville, Tennessee; granddaughters Alicia, Diane, Jennifer, Bobbie Kaye, Caressa, Sophia, Kirsten and Kaylee; grandsons Sean, Lane Will and Clayton; eight great-grandchildren; Tim Smith and numerous other extended family members.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Irving. The family requests memorials be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2901 North O?Connor Rd Irving, Texas, 75062 or The American Diabetes Association 4425 West Airport Freeway Suite #130 Irving, Texas or www.diabetes.org/honor.

View Full Notice ? Glenda ?Charlotte? Brunkhorst, age 79 of Irving, died July 19, 2013.  She was born on June 7, 1934 in Lehigh, Oklahoma

Nina A. Johnson, age 69 of Irving, died on September 9, 2013.  She was born July 11, 1944 to Willard Lee Miller and Imogene Taylor in Huntington, West Virginia and worked as Credit Manager for over 24 years for Texas Rubber Supply.  Nina is survived by son Dennis Michael Johnson, Jr. and wife Naomi of Irving; daughters Deborah Gail Withrow of Arlington and Dezarae Dawn Perry of Irving; grandchildren Denise and Megan Withrow, Sean and Hayden Johnson; sister Jeanie Akers of Huntington, WV and 7 great grandchildren.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM in Brown?s Memorial Chapel.  Family requests memorial donations be made to Vitas Hospice at VITAS Community Connection 255 E. Fifth St., Suite 2600 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (888) 232-6111 www.vitas.com/community/Donate.aspx or The Humane Society 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 or http://www.humanesociety.org Joe Bill ?Papa Joe? Scrivner, Sr., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born September 14, 1922 to Fred and Judson Scrivner in Wister, OK. Following high school graduation in Plano, TX, Mr. Scrivner enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1941. In 1945, Mr. Scrivner married Miss Eleanor Green of Loraine, Texas. He was honorably discharged from the military with the end of World War II. Choosing education as his vocation, Mr. Scrivner graduated from McMurray College in 1948. He rose quickly from teacher, coach, principal, to superintendent of schools during his career. He has served in communities such as Murchison, Rankin, Goliad, Dumas, Taylor and Irving, Texas. Mr. Scrivner retired from Irving ISD in 1983, and he and Mrs. Scrivner moved to Lake Buchanan. Before returning to Irving, TX in 1992, Mr. Scrivner worked part time as an education consultant for Temple ISD and a professor at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, training and mentoring future school superintendents. Mr. Scrivner is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Scrivner, his parents, his sister and three brothers. He is survived by his two sons J. Bill Scrivner, Jr. and James T. and wife Sharon Scrivner. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Amy Jamieson and husband Matt of Phoenix, AZ; Tamara Scrivner of Anaheim, CA;  Christina Monjarraz and husband Jorge of Grand Prairie; Connor Scrivner and Stacy Lawrence of Irving; four great grandchildren and many cousins, nephews and nieces.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving with interment following at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Family requests memorial donations be made to the General Fund at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church 1615 West Airport Freeway Irving, Texas 75062 or http://www.ppumc.org.

Nina A. Johnson, age 69 of Irving, died on September 9, 2013.  She was born July 11, 1944 to Willard Lee Miller and Imogene Taylor in Huntington, West Virginia and worked as Credit Manager for over 24 years for Texas Rubber Supply.  Nina is survived by son Dennis Michael Johnson, Jr. and wife Naomi of Irving; daughters Deborah Gail Withrow of Arlington and Dezarae Dawn Perry of Irving; grandchildren Denise and Megan Withrow, Sean and Hayden Johnson; sister Jeanie Akers of Huntington, WV and 7 great grandchildren.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM in Brown?s Memorial Chapel.  Family requests memorial donations be made to Vitas Hospice at VITAS Community Connection 255 E. Fifth St., Suite 2600 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (888) 232-6111 www.vitas.com/community/Donate.aspx or The Humane Society 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 or http://www.humanesociety.org Joe Bill ?Papa Joe? Scrivner, Sr., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born September 14, 1922 to Fred and Judson Scrivner in Wister, OK. Following high school graduation in Plano, TX, Mr. Scrivner enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1941. In 1945, Mr. Scrivner married Miss Eleanor Green of Loraine, Texas. He was honorably discharged from the military with the end of World War II. Choosing education as his vocation, Mr. Scrivner graduated from McMurray College in 1948. He rose quickly from teacher, coach, principal, to superintendent of schools during his career. He has served in communities such as Murchison, Rankin, Goliad, Dumas, Taylor and Irving, Texas. Mr. Scrivner retired from Irving ISD in 1983, and he and Mrs. Scrivner moved to Lake Buchanan. Before returning to Irving, TX in 1992, Mr. Scrivner worked part time as an education consultant for Temple ISD and a professor at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, training and mentoring future school superintendents. Mr. Scrivner is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Scrivner, his parents, his sister and three brothers. He is survived by his two sons J. Bill Scrivner, Jr. and James T. and wife Sharon Scrivner. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Amy Jamieson and husband Matt of Phoenix, AZ; Tamara Scrivner of Anaheim, CA;  Christina Monjarraz and husband Jorge of Grand Prairie; Connor Scrivner and Stacy Lawrence of Irving; four great grandchildren and many cousins, nephews and nieces.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving with interment following at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Family requests memorial donations be made to the General Fund at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church 1615 West Airport Freeway Irving, Texas 75062 or http://www.ppumc.org.

View Full Notice ? Nina A. Johnson, age 69 of Irving, died on September 9, 2013.  She was born July 11, 1944 to Willard Lee

H.D. ?Joe? Stratton, age 82 of Irving, died on September 17, 2013.  He was born in Newton, Iowa on February 26, 1931 to Howard Everett Stratton and Eleanor Jean Davis. Joe joined the Navy in 1951 and was honorably discharged as an SKII in 1954. He co-owned a men?s clothing store with his parents in Newton and in 1971, opened Four Banger, a store for boys and young men. He then worked as a salesman for Harvey-Daco for twenty five years until his retirement in 1996, becoming a Promotional Products Association Hall of Famer and a Certified Bob Ross Instructor. Joe is preceded death by his parents and wife Carol Lee Fry Stratton. He is survived by daughter Jolie and spouse Dru Milligan of Irving and son Dave and wife Kimberly of Bastrop, TX.  An Inurnment Service with Military Honors will be held at 2:30 PM at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Monday, September 23, 2013 with a Memorial Service immediately following at 4:00 PM at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church at 3650 North O?Connor in Irving with Reverends Diane Baldwin, Eleanor Cherryholmes and Ron Somers-Clark officiating.  Family requests memorial donation be made to PPAI Education Foundation at http://www.ppai.org or 3125 Skyway Circle North Irving, Texas 75038-3526. 

H.D. ?Joe? Stratton, age 82 of Irving, died on September 17, 2013.  He was born in Newton, Iowa on February 26, 1931 to Howard Everett Stratton and Eleanor Jean Davis. Joe joined the Navy in 1951 and was honorably discharged as an SKII in 1954. He co-owned a men?s clothing store with his parents in Newton and in 1971, opened Four Banger, a store for boys and young men. He then worked as a salesman for Harvey-Daco for twenty five years until his retirement in 1996, becoming a Promotional Products Association Hall of Famer and a Certified Bob Ross Instructor. Joe is preceded death by his parents and wife Carol Lee Fry Stratton. He is survived by daughter Jolie and spouse Dru Milligan of Irving and son Dave and wife Kimberly of Bastrop, TX.  An Inurnment Service with Military Honors will be held at 2:30 PM at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Monday, September 23, 2013 with a Memorial Service immediately following at 4:00 PM at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church at 3650 North O?Connor in Irving with Reverends Diane Baldwin, Eleanor Cherryholmes and Ron Somers-Clark officiating.  Family requests memorial donation be made to PPAI Education Foundation at http://www.ppai.org or 3125 Skyway Circle North Irving, Texas 75038-3526. 

View Full Notice ? H.D. ?Joe? Stratton, age 82 of Irving, died on September 17, 2013.  He was born in Newton, Iowa on February 26,

Miles Ray Hough, age 65 of Irving, died on September 18, 2013. He was born in Tonasket, WA on October 12, 1947 to Miles Ray Hough, Sr. and Mary Catherine Saltis and worked at Fresenius Medical for many years before his retirement. Miles is survived by his wife Carol Hough of Irving; sons Michael Nelson of Irving and James Hough of Newberg, OR; daughter Kelly Hough-Clayton of Canby, OR along with 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM in Brown?s Memorial Chapel with interment following at Southland Memorial Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Memorials to American Diabetes Association 4100 Alpha Rd. #100 Dallas, TX 75244 or http://www.diabetes.org H.D. ?Joe? Stratton, age 82 of Irving, died on September 17, 2013.  He was born in Newton, Iowa on February 26, 1931 to Howard Everett Stratton and Eleanor Jean Davis. Joe joined the Navy in 1951 and was honorably discharged as an SKII in 1954. He co-owned a men?s clothing store with his parents in Newton and in 1971, opened Four Banger, a store for boys and young men. He then worked as a salesman for Harvey-Daco for twenty five years until his retirement in 1996, becoming a Promotional Products Association Hall of Famer and a Certified Bob Ross Instructor. Joe is preceded death by his parents and wife Carol Lee Fry Stratton. He is survived by daughter Jolie and spouse Dru Milligan of Irving and son Dave and wife Kimberly of Bastrop, TX.  An Inurnment Service with Military Honors will be held at 2:30 PM at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Monday, September 23, 2013 with a Memorial Service immediately following at 4:00 PM at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church at 3650 North O?Connor in Irving with Reverends Diane Baldwin, Eleanor Cherryholmes and Ron Somers-Clark officiating.  Family requests memorial donation be made to PPAI Education Foundation at www.ppai.org or 3125 Skyway Circle North Irving, Texas 75038-3526. 

Miles Ray Hough, age 65 of Irving, died on September 18, 2013. He was born in Tonasket, WA on October 12, 1947 to Miles Ray Hough, Sr. and Mary Catherine Saltis and worked at Fresenius Medical for many years before his retirement. Miles is survived by his wife Carol Hough of Irving; sons Michael Nelson of Irving and James Hough of Newberg, OR; daughter Kelly Hough-Clayton of Canby, OR along with 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM in Brown?s Memorial Chapel with interment following at Southland Memorial Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Memorials to American Diabetes Association 4100 Alpha Rd. #100 Dallas, TX 75244 or http://www.diabetes.org H.D. ?Joe? Stratton, age 82 of Irving, died on September 17, 2013.  He was born in Newton, Iowa on February 26, 1931 to Howard Everett Stratton and Eleanor Jean Davis. Joe joined the Navy in 1951 and was honorably discharged as an SKII in 1954. He co-owned a men?s clothing store with his parents in Newton and in 1971, opened Four Banger, a store for boys and young men. He then worked as a salesman for Harvey-Daco for twenty five years until his retirement in 1996, becoming a Promotional Products Association Hall of Famer and a Certified Bob Ross Instructor. Joe is preceded death by his parents and wife Carol Lee Fry Stratton. He is survived by daughter Jolie and spouse Dru Milligan of Irving and son Dave and wife Kimberly of Bastrop, TX.  An Inurnment Service with Military Honors will be held at 2:30 PM at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Monday, September 23, 2013 with a Memorial Service immediately following at 4:00 PM at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church at 3650 North O?Connor in Irving with Reverends Diane Baldwin, Eleanor Cherryholmes and Ron Somers-Clark officiating.  Family requests memorial donation be made to PPAI Education Foundation at www.ppai.org or 3125 Skyway Circle North Irving, Texas 75038-3526. 

View Full Notice ? Miles Ray Hough, age 65 of Irving, died on September 18, 2013. He was born in Tonasket, WA on October 12,

RECENT OBITUARIES Don Plekenpol, 64, of Irving, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Don was born in Sheboygan, WI on March 23, 1949 to Bernice (Stern) and Loyal Plekenpol. He welcomed his second father when Bernice married Norbert Sternitzky in 1972 He resided in Cascade, WI and was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul?s Lutheran Church in Cascade. He was in the first class to graduate from the new Cascade Elementary School in 1963 and the same for the new Plymouth High School in 1967. He was very active in sports, school plays, and was President of his senior class. Don continued his education and graduated from Valparaiso University in 1971. He wanted to fly planes and follow in Loyal?s footsteps by being a military pilot, but lingering high school sports injuries forced him out of the Navy ROTC program; so his son, Christopher, carried the Plekenpol name back into the military as a distinguished Army Captain and combat company commander. When Don entered Valparaiso he was planning on becoming a pastor.  But things changed along the way and he went right from Valparaiso University to working for IBM in New York City and the New York Jets was one of his early customers. Chris has since taken Don?s place by becoming a pastor of the small but rapidly growing, Wells Branch Community Church in Austin, TX. Don was currently employed at Usability Sciences Corporation in Irving, TX. He was also President of his own consulting company, Webify, Inc  from 1997 ? 2013 (16 years) working on IT type projects for a number of corporations. He had a long and distinguished career with IBM in multiple positions in the USA, Asia and Europe from 1971 ? 1996 (25 years). He was preceded in his journey to heaven to be with his Lord, by his father Loyal in 1950, his mother Bernice in 2005 and by his grandparents Irene and Louis Stern & Mabel and Lester Plekenpol. He is survived by his son Christopher and wife Adrienne,  and 4 month old grandson, Austin, who reside in Austin TX; his wife Virginia whom he married in 1997; Chris?s mother JoAnne Plekenpol of Trophy Club, TX whom he married in 1975; his stepfather Norbert Sternitzky of Sheboygan, WI; his brother David and wife Arnita of Oostburg, WI; his aunt June [Gib] Sternitzky of Howards Grove, WI; his cousin Mary Sternitzky of Brooklyn WI; his nephews Jonathan Plekenpol and wife Kelly Scwanke of Sheboygan, Matthew Fillebrown and wife Jessie of Appleton WI, Jason Fillebrown and wife Tina of Sugar Grove, IL and Heath Fillebrown and wife Rachel of Whitewater, WI; and eight young grand nieces and nephews [plus one on the way]  and a world full of friends made throughout his life. He could build anything or fix anything and loved to do both. He?d give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.  He was generous, loyal, and dependable. He was a diehard Republican and proud of it. He was an American and proud of it. He loved cars [especially his MG?s], sports car racing, golf, and was a devout Green Bay Packers fan. The team he loved the most was his family. His last visit to Wisconsin was for the 4th of July and we are so very grateful he had a chance to come home to Idl-A-Yl before Jesus called him home. His last visit to Wisconsin was for the 4th of July and we are so very grateful he had a chance to come home to Idl-A-Yl before Jesus called him home. Don will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He was deeply loved. He was a forceful presence, and the ?go- to-guy? who would have the answers you needed. He was a loving son, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, Co-worker, advisor, teacher, leader, confidant, and on and on. Texas visitation and memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on September 25 at Irving Bible Church 2435 Kinwest Pkwy, Irving, TX 75063.

RECENT OBITUARIES Don Plekenpol, 64, of Irving, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Don was born in Sheboygan, WI on March 23, 1949 to Bernice (Stern) and Loyal Plekenpol. He welcomed his second father when Bernice married Norbert Sternitzky in 1972 He resided in Cascade, WI and was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul?s Lutheran Church in Cascade. He was in the first class to graduate from the new Cascade Elementary School in 1963 and the same for the new Plymouth High School in 1967. He was very active in sports, school plays, and was President of his senior class. Don continued his education and graduated from Valparaiso University in 1971. He wanted to fly planes and follow in Loyal?s footsteps by being a military pilot, but lingering high school sports injuries forced him out of the Navy ROTC program; so his son, Christopher, carried the Plekenpol name back into the military as a distinguished Army Captain and combat company commander. When Don entered Valparaiso he was planning on becoming a pastor.  But things changed along the way and he went right from Valparaiso University to working for IBM in New York City and the New York Jets was one of his early customers. Chris has since taken Don?s place by becoming a pastor of the small but rapidly growing, Wells Branch Community Church in Austin, TX. Don was currently employed at Usability Sciences Corporation in Irving, TX. He was also President of his own consulting company, Webify, Inc  from 1997 ? 2013 (16 years) working on IT type projects for a number of corporations. He had a long and distinguished career with IBM in multiple positions in the USA, Asia and Europe from 1971 ? 1996 (25 years). He was preceded in his journey to heaven to be with his Lord, by his father Loyal in 1950, his mother Bernice in 2005 and by his grandparents Irene and Louis Stern & Mabel and Lester Plekenpol. He is survived by his son Christopher and wife Adrienne,  and 4 month old grandson, Austin, who reside in Austin TX; his wife Virginia whom he married in 1997; Chris?s mother JoAnne Plekenpol of Trophy Club, TX whom he married in 1975; his stepfather Norbert Sternitzky of Sheboygan, WI; his brother David and wife Arnita of Oostburg, WI; his aunt June [Gib] Sternitzky of Howards Grove, WI; his cousin Mary Sternitzky of Brooklyn WI; his nephews Jonathan Plekenpol and wife Kelly Scwanke of Sheboygan, Matthew Fillebrown and wife Jessie of Appleton WI, Jason Fillebrown and wife Tina of Sugar Grove, IL and Heath Fillebrown and wife Rachel of Whitewater, WI; and eight young grand nieces and nephews [plus one on the way]  and a world full of friends made throughout his life. He could build anything or fix anything and loved to do both. He?d give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.  He was generous, loyal, and dependable. He was a diehard Republican and proud of it. He was an American and proud of it. He loved cars [especially his MG?s], sports car racing, golf, and was a devout Green Bay Packers fan. The team he loved the most was his family. His last visit to Wisconsin was for the 4th of July and we are so very grateful he had a chance to come home to Idl-A-Yl before Jesus called him home. His last visit to Wisconsin was for the 4th of July and we are so very grateful he had a chance to come home to Idl-A-Yl before Jesus called him home. Don will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He was deeply loved. He was a forceful presence, and the ?go- to-guy? who would have the answers you needed. He was a loving son, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, Co-worker, advisor, teacher, leader, confidant, and on and on. Texas visitation and memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on September 25 at Irving Bible Church 2435 Kinwest Pkwy, Irving, TX 75063.

View Full Notice ? RECENT OBITUARIES Don Plekenpol, 64, of Irving, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Don was born in Sheboygan, WI on

Genny Swope, age 99, of Irving, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.She was born on August 29, 1914 in Sunbury, PA to Thomas Edward Keyser and Rebecca Appi Pascoe. She was a resident of Irving for 57 years and previously from Scottdale, PA. Genny was a member of First United Methodist Church in Irving for 57 years and belonged to the Methodist Women?s Society for Christian Services, Eastern Star; and a member of the Keystone Sunday School class. Genny was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harry Charles Swope; her son, John Thomas Swope; sisters, Leona Keyser Koch and Brenice, Keyser Gundrum; and brother, Myles Keyser. She is survived by her son, William (Bill) Swope and wife Terry of The Colony; her daughter, Suzanne Swope Marrs and husband Jim Marrs, Jr. of Hawkins, TX; Grandchildren, James Ellis Marrs and wife Shelly, Jeffery Charles Marrs and U. S. Navy LCDR Kara Marrs, Tina Michelle Swink and husband Darren, and Angela Startz and husband Tim; Great Grandchildren, Meagan Gayle Marrs, Lillian Honor Marrs, Bayleigh Dickinson, Dakota Hammond, and Colt Startz. A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Irving; officiated by Rev. Sammy Hargrove. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, September 16, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, 75247 or online at www.donate.cancer.org.

Genny Swope, age 99, of Irving, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.She was born on August 29, 1914 in Sunbury, PA to Thomas Edward Keyser and Rebecca Appi Pascoe. She was a resident of Irving for 57 years and previously from Scottdale, PA. Genny was a member of First United Methodist Church in Irving for 57 years and belonged to the Methodist Women?s Society for Christian Services, Eastern Star; and a member of the Keystone Sunday School class. Genny was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harry Charles Swope; her son, John Thomas Swope; sisters, Leona Keyser Koch and Brenice, Keyser Gundrum; and brother, Myles Keyser. She is survived by her son, William (Bill) Swope and wife Terry of The Colony; her daughter, Suzanne Swope Marrs and husband Jim Marrs, Jr. of Hawkins, TX; Grandchildren, James Ellis Marrs and wife Shelly, Jeffery Charles Marrs and U. S. Navy LCDR Kara Marrs, Tina Michelle Swink and husband Darren, and Angela Startz and husband Tim; Great Grandchildren, Meagan Gayle Marrs, Lillian Honor Marrs, Bayleigh Dickinson, Dakota Hammond, and Colt Startz. A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Irving; officiated by Rev. Sammy Hargrove. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, September 16, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, 75247 or online at www.donate.cancer.org.

View Full Notice ? Genny Swope, age 99, of Irving, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.She was born on August 29, 1914 in Sunbury,

  RECENT OBITUARIES Gene W. Walther, 84, of Grapevine, passed away on September 13, 2013. He was born in Dallas on July 13, 1929 to Albert Daniel Walther and Leota Lena Goodbar Walther. He was self-employed as a draftsman in the structural steel industry. Gene attended W. H. Adamson High School, SMU, and First United Methodist Church in Irving.  He is survived by his daughter Lois Elaine Attard of Fredericksburg, VA, and Janet Marie Peiser and husband Gregg of Keller, TX; brother, Joseph Daniel Walther and wife Gloria of Austin; sister, Mary Reynolds of Weatherford; Grandchildren, Rachel Gregory and husband Matt, Michael Attard, Daniel Attard, Cheryl Attard, Abigail Attard, Isabelle Attard, Giselle Attard, Maxwell Attard, Sarah Eikenberry and husband Michael, Elise Peiser, Aaron Peiser and Haley Peiser; Great Grandchildren, Brianna Gregory and Ella Eikenberry. A Graveside Service, followed by burial, is planned for 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dallas, officiated by Pastor Jason Daughtry. Family requests memorial be made to Forest Lawn Cemetery at 10977 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75220 or http://www.forestlawncemeterydallas.com Genny Swope, age 99, of Irving, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.She was born on August 29, 1914 in Sunbury, PA to Thomas Edward Keyser and Rebecca Appi Pascoe. She was a resident of Irving for 57 years and previously from Scottdale, PA. Genny was a member of First United Methodist Church in Irving for 57 years and belonged to the Methodist Women?s Society for Christian Services, Eastern Star; and a member of the Keystone Sunday School class. Genny was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harry Charles Swope; her son, John Thomas Swope; sisters, Leona Keyser Koch and Brenice, Keyser Gundrum; and brother, Myles Keyser. She is survived by her son, William (Bill) Swope and wife Terry of The Colony; her daughter, Suzanne Swope Marrs and husband Jim Marrs, Jr. of Hawkins, TX; Grandchildren, James Ellis Marrs and wife Shelly, Jeffery Charles Marrs and U. S. Navy LCDR Kara Marrs, Tina Michelle Swink and husband Darren, and Angela Startz and husband Tim; Great Grandchildren, Meagan Gayle Marrs, Lillian Honor Marrs, Bayleigh Dickinson, Dakota Hammond, and Colt Startz. A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Irving; officiated by Rev. Sammy Hargrove. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, September 16, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, 75247 or online at www.donate.cancer.org.

  RECENT OBITUARIES Gene W. Walther, 84, of Grapevine, passed away on September 13, 2013. He was born in Dallas on July 13, 1929 to Albert Daniel Walther and Leota Lena Goodbar Walther. He was self-employed as a draftsman in the structural steel industry. Gene attended W. H. Adamson High School, SMU, and First United Methodist Church in Irving.  He is survived by his daughter Lois Elaine Attard of Fredericksburg, VA, and Janet Marie Peiser and husband Gregg of Keller, TX; brother, Joseph Daniel Walther and wife Gloria of Austin; sister, Mary Reynolds of Weatherford; Grandchildren, Rachel Gregory and husband Matt, Michael Attard, Daniel Attard, Cheryl Attard, Abigail Attard, Isabelle Attard, Giselle Attard, Maxwell Attard, Sarah Eikenberry and husband Michael, Elise Peiser, Aaron Peiser and Haley Peiser; Great Grandchildren, Brianna Gregory and Ella Eikenberry. A Graveside Service, followed by burial, is planned for 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dallas, officiated by Pastor Jason Daughtry. Family requests memorial be made to Forest Lawn Cemetery at 10977 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75220 or http://www.forestlawncemeterydallas.com Genny Swope, age 99, of Irving, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.She was born on August 29, 1914 in Sunbury, PA to Thomas Edward Keyser and Rebecca Appi Pascoe. She was a resident of Irving for 57 years and previously from Scottdale, PA. Genny was a member of First United Methodist Church in Irving for 57 years and belonged to the Methodist Women?s Society for Christian Services, Eastern Star; and a member of the Keystone Sunday School class. Genny was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harry Charles Swope; her son, John Thomas Swope; sisters, Leona Keyser Koch and Brenice, Keyser Gundrum; and brother, Myles Keyser. She is survived by her son, William (Bill) Swope and wife Terry of The Colony; her daughter, Suzanne Swope Marrs and husband Jim Marrs, Jr. of Hawkins, TX; Grandchildren, James Ellis Marrs and wife Shelly, Jeffery Charles Marrs and U. S. Navy LCDR Kara Marrs, Tina Michelle Swink and husband Darren, and Angela Startz and husband Tim; Great Grandchildren, Meagan Gayle Marrs, Lillian Honor Marrs, Bayleigh Dickinson, Dakota Hammond, and Colt Startz. A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Irving; officiated by Rev. Sammy Hargrove. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, September 16, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, 75247 or online at www.donate.cancer.org.

View Full Notice ?   RECENT OBITUARIES Gene W. Walther, 84, of Grapevine, passed away on September 13, 2013. He was born in Dallas on

Bertha M. Coplen, age 90 and Irving resident for over 60 years, died on September 12, 2013. She was born in Grapevine on March 31, 1923 to Herbert Bible and Bonnie Cox and worked as an Office Manager for a transportation company. Bertha was loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved to sew, crocheted baby hats and raised poodles. She was fifty year member of Irving First United Methodist Church and a member of the Keystone Sunday School Class. Bertha is preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years, Chester M. Coplen and her daughter Lois F. Coplen and is survived by her granddaughters Felicia King of Irving; Christy Nelson and husband Rick of Goldsby, OK and Casey Copus and husband Cari of Norman, OK along with great grandchildren Amanda and Tyler King; Jordan and Jake Nelson; Caley and Charles Copus and sisters Nelda Jordan and Edna Mae Harrington. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Irving with Reverend Sammy Hargrove officiating and interment following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The family requests memorial donations be made to First United Methodist Church?s General Fund at 211 W 3rd Street, Irving, TX 75060 or www.fumcirving.org 

Bertha M. Coplen, age 90 and Irving resident for over 60 years, died on September 12, 2013. She was born in Grapevine on March 31, 1923 to Herbert Bible and Bonnie Cox and worked as an Office Manager for a transportation company. Bertha was loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved to sew, crocheted baby hats and raised poodles. She was fifty year member of Irving First United Methodist Church and a member of the Keystone Sunday School Class. Bertha is preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years, Chester M. Coplen and her daughter Lois F. Coplen and is survived by her granddaughters Felicia King of Irving; Christy Nelson and husband Rick of Goldsby, OK and Casey Copus and husband Cari of Norman, OK along with great grandchildren Amanda and Tyler King; Jordan and Jake Nelson; Caley and Charles Copus and sisters Nelda Jordan and Edna Mae Harrington. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Irving with Reverend Sammy Hargrove officiating and interment following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The family requests memorial donations be made to First United Methodist Church?s General Fund at 211 W 3rd Street, Irving, TX 75060 or www.fumcirving.org 

View Full Notice ? Bertha M. Coplen, age 90 and Irving resident for over 60 years, died on September 12, 2013. She was born in

  RECENT OBITUARIES Joe Bill ?Papa Joe? Scrivner, Sr., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born September 14, 1922 to Fred and Judson Scrivner in Wister, OK. Following high school graduation in Plano, TX, Mr. Scrivner enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1941. In 1945, Mr. Scrivner married Miss Eleanor Green of Loraine, Texas. He was honorably discharged from the military with the end of World War II. Choosing education as his vocation, Mr. Scrivner graduated from McMurray College in 1948. He rose quickly from teacher, coach, principal, to superintendent of schools during his career. He has served in communities such as Murchison, Rankin, Goliad, Dumas, Taylor and Irving, Texas. Mr. Scrivner retired from Irving ISD in 1983, and he and Mrs. Scrivner moved to Lake Buchanan. Before returning to Irving, TX in 1992, Mr. Scrivner worked part time as an education consultant for Temple ISD and a professor at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, training and mentoring future school superintendents. Mr. Scrivner is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Scrivner, his parents, his sister and three brothers. He is survived by his two sons J. Bill Scrivner, Jr. and James T. and wife Sharon Scrivner. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Amy Jamieson and husband Matt of Phoenix, AZ; Tamara Scrivner of Anaheim, CA;  Christina Monjarraz and husband Jorge of Grand Prairie; Connor Scrivner and Stacy Lawrence of Irving; four great grandchildren and many cousins, nephews and nieces.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving with interment following at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Family requests memorial donations be made to the General Fund at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church 1615 West Airport Freeway Irving, Texas 75062 or http://www.ppumc.org.

  RECENT OBITUARIES Joe Bill ?Papa Joe? Scrivner, Sr., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born September 14, 1922 to Fred and Judson Scrivner in Wister, OK. Following high school graduation in Plano, TX, Mr. Scrivner enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1941. In 1945, Mr. Scrivner married Miss Eleanor Green of Loraine, Texas. He was honorably discharged from the military with the end of World War II. Choosing education as his vocation, Mr. Scrivner graduated from McMurray College in 1948. He rose quickly from teacher, coach, principal, to superintendent of schools during his career. He has served in communities such as Murchison, Rankin, Goliad, Dumas, Taylor and Irving, Texas. Mr. Scrivner retired from Irving ISD in 1983, and he and Mrs. Scrivner moved to Lake Buchanan. Before returning to Irving, TX in 1992, Mr. Scrivner worked part time as an education consultant for Temple ISD and a professor at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, training and mentoring future school superintendents. Mr. Scrivner is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Scrivner, his parents, his sister and three brothers. He is survived by his two sons J. Bill Scrivner, Jr. and James T. and wife Sharon Scrivner. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Amy Jamieson and husband Matt of Phoenix, AZ; Tamara Scrivner of Anaheim, CA;  Christina Monjarraz and husband Jorge of Grand Prairie; Connor Scrivner and Stacy Lawrence of Irving; four great grandchildren and many cousins, nephews and nieces.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving with interment following at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Family requests memorial donations be made to the General Fund at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church 1615 West Airport Freeway Irving, Texas 75062 or http://www.ppumc.org.

View Full Notice ?   RECENT OBITUARIES Joe Bill ?Papa Joe? Scrivner, Sr., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He

Jane M. Shultz, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and Irving resident for 55 years, died on August 12, 2013.  She was born on June 4, 1924 to Robert James and Viola Byrd Miller in Cleburne, Texas.  Jane developed a strong faith in God and raised her children to follow in her footsteps, becoming a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Irving, serving both as the Music Librarian and working in the daycare because of her love for children. She was an excellent seamstress and wonderful cook.  Jane is preceded in death by her parents, brother James Byrd Miller and sisters Robbie Leanore Jones and Patience Marie Hendricks.  She is survived by her husband Donald E. Shultz of Irving; daughters Carol Simonsen and husband Craig of Montana, Claire Stiegelmar and husband Jack of Colorado, Sharon Mabie and husband Chip of Keller and Sheryl Hotop and husband Allen of Missouri; son Donald Shultz and wife Martha of Lewisville; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister Jacquelyn Prickett of Fort Worth and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Irving with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the funeral home.  Memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Irving, www.fumcirving.org; Operation Smile,  www.operationsmile.org or St. Jude Children?s Hospital, www.partnersinhope.org.

Jane M. Shultz, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and Irving resident for 55 years, died on August 12, 2013.  She was born on June 4, 1924 to Robert James and Viola Byrd Miller in Cleburne, Texas.  Jane developed a strong faith in God and raised her children to follow in her footsteps, becoming a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Irving, serving both as the Music Librarian and working in the daycare because of her love for children. She was an excellent seamstress and wonderful cook.  Jane is preceded in death by her parents, brother James Byrd Miller and sisters Robbie Leanore Jones and Patience Marie Hendricks.  She is survived by her husband Donald E. Shultz of Irving; daughters Carol Simonsen and husband Craig of Montana, Claire Stiegelmar and husband Jack of Colorado, Sharon Mabie and husband Chip of Keller and Sheryl Hotop and husband Allen of Missouri; son Donald Shultz and wife Martha of Lewisville; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister Jacquelyn Prickett of Fort Worth and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Irving with interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the funeral home.  Memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Irving, www.fumcirving.org; Operation Smile,  www.operationsmile.org or St. Jude Children?s Hospital, www.partnersinhope.org.

View Full Notice ? Jane M. Shultz, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and Irving resident for 55 years, died on August 12, 2013. 

Coach Ronny W. Gage, former Nimitz High School Football coach and teacher, working for over thirty years, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. He was a hunter and fisherman extraordinaire, and an antique dealer, and a member of the 1963 Odessa Permian Football Team.  Coach was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. He was born to Murrell Dwight and Juanetha F. (Hiller) Gage on March 18, 1945 in San Diego, California.  He was preceded in death by his father, Murrell Dwight Gage and sister, Cindy Traylor.  Coach is survived by his wife, Sue Gage of Irving; son, Clint Gage and wife Teri of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Amy Slagle and husband Dan of Trenton, Texas; mother, Juanetha Yeakel and husband Howard of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tyler Gage, Collin Gage, Connor Alton, Ashley  Slagle, Kymber Slagle; and mother-in-law, Naomi Maxwell of Irving. A funeral service is planned for 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Oakview Baptist Church, 1004 South Story Road, Irving, with Dr. Jim Gerlach officiating. Burial is to follow at 2:30 PM at Pecan Wells Cemetery in Pecan Wells, Texas.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 19, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave Dallas, Texas 75231, giving online at www.heart.org.

Coach Ronny W. Gage, former Nimitz High School Football coach and teacher, working for over thirty years, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. He was a hunter and fisherman extraordinaire, and an antique dealer, and a member of the 1963 Odessa Permian Football Team.  Coach was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. He was born to Murrell Dwight and Juanetha F. (Hiller) Gage on March 18, 1945 in San Diego, California.  He was preceded in death by his father, Murrell Dwight Gage and sister, Cindy Traylor.  Coach is survived by his wife, Sue Gage of Irving; son, Clint Gage and wife Teri of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Amy Slagle and husband Dan of Trenton, Texas; mother, Juanetha Yeakel and husband Howard of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tyler Gage, Collin Gage, Connor Alton, Ashley  Slagle, Kymber Slagle; and mother-in-law, Naomi Maxwell of Irving. A funeral service is planned for 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Oakview Baptist Church, 1004 South Story Road, Irving, with Dr. Jim Gerlach officiating. Burial is to follow at 2:30 PM at Pecan Wells Cemetery in Pecan Wells, Texas.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 19, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave Dallas, Texas 75231, giving online at www.heart.org.

View Full Notice ? Coach Ronny W. Gage, former Nimitz High School Football coach and teacher, working for over thirty years, passed away Saturday, August

Marjorie Cave was born in Cleburne, Texas; however, she raised in Corsicana, Texas. A 1939 graduate of Corsicana High School, she was an expert Rodeo Barrel Racer from the age of 6 years. During her high school years she hosted a weekly KAND talk show called “Tiger Talk.” She interviewed students, teachers, and distinguished visitors from Corsicana. After High School, she graduated from Draughons Business College with a diploma in Accounting and Business Management and later attended SME, majoring in Bible History and Christian Education. For 30 years, she taught Old Testament High School Bible Credit for Dallas Independent School District through various churches in the Metroplex. Marjorie married Jim Cave in 1940 and had three children. Following his tenure in the Armed Forces, the Caves moved back to the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. In 1946, Marjorie was the first wife of a WWII Veteran to be elected President of the John Lowe-Joe Smartt American Legion Auxiliary #54, the largest Auxiliary in the World at the time. For many years, she was Women?s Director of the Oak Cliff YMCA, where she increased the number of Adult Education Classes from 2 to 22; all with certified teachers. During this time, Marjorie assisted her husband Jim in the founding of the Jim Cave Funeral Home and Insurance Company. In 1957, she took over as President of the insurance company and made it into one of the state?s strongest mutual companies. After 27 years as Company President, she stepped down to facilitate a merger with an “old line” insurance company. As a National Parliamentarian, she was very active in club work and politics. She served on the speaker?s bureau for Dallas and Oak Cliff and was a favorite after dinner speaker. She served as president of the Oak Cliff Business & Professional Women?s Club, American Business Women?s Association, and the Altrusa club of Oak Cliff, and organization of Executive Women. For 10 years, she served on the State Board of Directors for Altrusa International and was elected to two terms as Governor of District Nine, Texas, Mexico, and Guatemala. Because of her work with Mexico and Guatemala, she was invited in 1969 by the US Army Air Defense Command to attend a training session at NORAD in Colorado Springs and was appointed Ambassador of Air Defense Artillery. Mrs. Cave was twice elected as “Woman of the Year” by Oak Cliff B&PW Organization. She was also the recipient of the coveted Edith DeBusk “Most Outstanding Presidents Award.” Upon retirement in 1984, the Caves made their home at Hide-A-Way Lake where she was active in women?s golf and was instrumental in organizing the Ladies Tournament Assoc. and served as their first President. For several years, she was the Volunteer Patient Advocate for Texas University Health Science Hospital in Tyler. The Caves moved to Irving in 1999 where she volunteered at Baylor Health Center Irving-Coppell and Lively Senior Center. Mrs. Cave remained in the area until her death at the age of 90. Mrs. Cave was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jim Cave, and mother, Madalyn Huffman. She is survived by her children, James Gordon Cave of Haywood, California; Sharon Rebecca Kilmer of Santa Barbara, California, and Marjorie Camille Vinson of Irving; grandchildren Susan Scurlock, Wayne Wickliff, Kris Vinson, Kevin Vinson, and Karla Vinson; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM Monday, January 9, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Reverend Myron Corser, of Irving, passed away January 2, 2012 .  He was born September 2, 1932 to Myron Merril Corser, Sr. and Sylva (Hucke) Corser in Mound Valley, Kansas. He was a minister for almost 59 years, 12 years as Assisting Minister at Joy Fellowship Foursquare Church in Irving.  He is survived by his wife, Elaine and son, Mark Corser, both of Irving; daughters, Loyce Lackey and husband Mark of Midlothian, Melody Weatherby and husband James of Victorville, California, Connie Cantrell and husband Rick of Denton, TX and Jan Aldridge and husband Doug of Columbus, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Morgan, Tyler, Dusty, Austin and Hunter; brothers Rev. Robert Corser of Irving, Carl Corser of McDonald, Tennessee, Steven Corser and John Corser, both of Coffeyville, Kansas; sisters, Elaine McAfferty of St. Louis, Missouri and Karen Bliecher of Cherryvale, Kansas; and his aunt, Vivian Ruth Hucke of Cherryvale, Kansas. A funeral service is planned for 10:00 AM Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Brown?s Memorial Chapel, officiated by Dr. Sidney Westbrook. Burial is planned for 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Highland Memorial Park, Weslaco, Texas, officiated by Reverend Robert Corser. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 4, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family asks that memorials be made to The Gideons online at http://www.gideons.org or Joy Fellowship Foursquare Church, 302 W. 6th Street, Irving, TX 75060.

Marjorie Cave was born in Cleburne, Texas; however, she raised in Corsicana, Texas. A 1939 graduate of Corsicana High School, she was an expert Rodeo Barrel Racer from the age of 6 years. During her high school years she hosted a weekly KAND talk show called "Tiger Talk." She interviewed students, teachers, and distinguished visitors from Corsicana. After High School, she graduated from Draughons Business College with a diploma in Accounting and Business Management and later attended SME, majoring in Bible History and Christian Education. For 30 years, she taught Old Testament High School Bible Credit for Dallas Independent School District through various churches in the Metroplex. Marjorie married Jim Cave in 1940 and had three children. Following his tenure in the Armed Forces, the Caves moved back to the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. In 1946, Marjorie was the first wife of a WWII Veteran to be elected President of the John Lowe-Joe Smartt American Legion Auxiliary #54, the largest Auxiliary in the World at the time. For many years, she was Women?s Director of the Oak Cliff YMCA, where she increased the number of Adult Education Classes from 2 to 22; all with certified teachers. During this time, Marjorie assisted her husband Jim in the founding of the Jim Cave Funeral Home and Insurance Company. In 1957, she took over as President of the insurance company and made it into one of the state?s strongest mutual companies. After 27 years as Company President, she stepped down to facilitate a merger with an "old line" insurance company. As a National Parliamentarian, she was very active in club work and politics. She served on the speaker?s bureau for Dallas and Oak Cliff and was a favorite after dinner speaker. She served as president of the Oak Cliff Business & Professional Women?s Club, American Business Women?s Association, and the Altrusa club of Oak Cliff, and organization of Executive Women. For 10 years, she served on the State Board of Directors for Altrusa International and was elected to two terms as Governor of District Nine, Texas, Mexico, and Guatemala. Because of her work with Mexico and Guatemala, she was invited in 1969 by the US Army Air Defense Command to attend a training session at NORAD in Colorado Springs and was appointed Ambassador of Air Defense Artillery. Mrs. Cave was twice elected as "Woman of the Year" by Oak Cliff B&PW Organization. She was also the recipient of the coveted Edith DeBusk "Most Outstanding Presidents Award." Upon retirement in 1984, the Caves made their home at Hide-A-Way Lake where she was active in women?s golf and was instrumental in organizing the Ladies Tournament Assoc. and served as their first President. For several years, she was the Volunteer Patient Advocate for Texas University Health Science Hospital in Tyler. The Caves moved to Irving in 1999 where she volunteered at Baylor Health Center Irving-Coppell and Lively Senior Center. Mrs. Cave remained in the area until her death at the age of 90. Mrs. Cave was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jim Cave, and mother, Madalyn Huffman. She is survived by her children, James Gordon Cave of Haywood, California; Sharon Rebecca Kilmer of Santa Barbara, California, and Marjorie Camille Vinson of Irving; grandchildren Susan Scurlock, Wayne Wickliff, Kris Vinson, Kevin Vinson, and Karla Vinson; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM Monday, January 9, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Reverend Myron Corser, of Irving, passed away January 2, 2012 .  He was born September 2, 1932 to Myron Merril Corser, Sr. and Sylva (Hucke) Corser in Mound Valley, Kansas. He was a minister for almost 59 years, 12 years as Assisting Minister at Joy Fellowship Foursquare Church in Irving.  He is survived by his wife, Elaine and son, Mark Corser, both of Irving; daughters, Loyce Lackey and husband Mark of Midlothian, Melody Weatherby and husband James of Victorville, California, Connie Cantrell and husband Rick of Denton, TX and Jan Aldridge and husband Doug of Columbus, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Morgan, Tyler, Dusty, Austin and Hunter; brothers Rev. Robert Corser of Irving, Carl Corser of McDonald, Tennessee, Steven Corser and John Corser, both of Coffeyville, Kansas; sisters, Elaine McAfferty of St. Louis, Missouri and Karen Bliecher of Cherryvale, Kansas; and his aunt, Vivian Ruth Hucke of Cherryvale, Kansas. A funeral service is planned for 10:00 AM Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Brown?s Memorial Chapel, officiated by Dr. Sidney Westbrook. Burial is planned for 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Highland Memorial Park, Weslaco, Texas, officiated by Reverend Robert Corser. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 4, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family asks that memorials be made to The Gideons online at http://www.gideons.org or Joy Fellowship Foursquare Church, 302 W. 6th Street, Irving, TX 75060.

View Full Notice ? Marjorie Cave was born in Cleburne, Texas; however, she raised in Corsicana, Texas. A 1939 graduate of Corsicana High School, she