Betty Lou Moore
Betty Lou Moore, 66, of Mesquite, formerly of Denton, passed away March 23, 2011 at Doctors Hospital in Dallas, TX. She was born September 5, 1944 in Denton, TX. to Clarence and Tressie Rainey Argo. She married Dean Moore on June 27, 1964 in Denton, TX.
She graduated from Denton High School in 1962 and is a member of Cooper Creek Baptist Church. Betty was the revenue management at AT&T until her retirement in 2000.
Betty is survived by her husband Dean Moore; daughter, Brandi Dimler of Leander, TX; granddaughter, Kelsey Prigmore; grandson, Matthew Dimler and great granddaughter, Natalie Prigmore, all of Leander; sister, Billie Monds of Lone Star, TX; brothers, Benny Argo of Perrin, TX, Clinton Argo of Athens, TX, and Jim Argo of Denton.
Visitation will be Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at DeBerry Funeral Directors, Denton, TX. Graveside service will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11 am at Cooper Creek Cemetery with Rev. Buddy Owens officiating.
Alfredo Zepeda, 82, of Denton passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Denton Regional Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1928 in Lovelady, TX to Alfredo Zepeda, Sr. and Juanita Martinez Zepeda. He lived in Laredo all his life except when he lived the last few years in Denton with his daughter. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11am in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors.
He is survived by daughters, Mary Alcantar and husband Pete, Aurora Zepeda, Ina Bocanegra and husband Gerardo, Eledina Zepeda, Petra Rodriguez and Vinnie Martinez, Isabel Zepeda and Teresa Montanez and husband Carlos; sons, Fernando Zepeda and wife Reyna, Arnulfo Zepeda, and Ricardo Zepeda; sister Ma Ignacio Zepeda; 31 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews from San Saba and Laredo.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Rebeca Zepeda, son, Alfredo Zepeda Jr., brother, Primitino Zepeda, nephew Manuel Zepeda and son-in-law, Florencio Villarreal, Jr.
Evelyn Peggy Lou Smith Barfield Evelyn Peggy Lou Smith Barfield
Evelyn Peggy Lou Smith Barfield won her battle against Alzheimer's and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 21, 2011.She was born May 19, 1933 in Price, Texas.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Barfield of 48 years; her sons, Chris Barfield and Roger Barfield; her daughters-in-law, Jackie Barfield and Carla Barfield; two grandkids, Caleb Barfield and Jordan Barfield; a sister, Pat Hardman and a brother, Vernon Smith.
Her Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 4 pm. The service will be at First Baptist Church, Denton, Texas and Pastor Chris Barfield will be officiating. Those attending are asked to wear her favorite color purple.
John Barry Scales
John Barry Scales, 80, of Denton passed away at the Atrium in Corinth on March 23, 2011.He was born August 1, 1930 in Boston, MA, to Joseph and Katharine Barry Scales. John was in the service for 2 years and served in the Korean War. He graduated from Boston University with a BS degree in Education, was a Boy Scout Leader and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Scales of Denton, TX.
Service will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel on Malone St in Denton, TX with Bishop Glenn Wilde officiating. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to make donations to a charity of choice.
James C. Bagby, Jr.
James C. Bagby, Jr., 64, of Wichita Falls, TX, died on March 21, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is the son of James C. and Bennie Mae Bagby. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve McGregor; three stepchildren, Emily Fenlaw, McLean McGregor and Clarice Brust; two brothers, Eddie Wayne and Otha Ray Bagby, and a sister, Bennie Fay Goatley. He was as a loss prevention specialist at WalMart.
A gifted athlete, James received numerous honors and awards while at Wichita Falls High School and Prairie View A & M University. He was Golden Gloves heavyweight Regional Champion in 1964, was state champion in high school and college in the shot put. While at Prairie View, James made all Southwest Conference in football and track and field, and made the football all-star team.He won the shot put and won or placed in javelin and discus 4 years in a row at the National Associate of Intercollegiate Athletes. He was invited to compete for a berth in the 1968 Olympic team in the shot put. He was co-captain of his high school football team and won an all athletic scholarship to Prairie View A & M for track and football. He made All-Southwest Conference in college football, and made the all-star team. He also placed in discus and javelin events. After college he played briefly for the Pittsburgh Steelers until he was sidelined due to injury.
James was an avid billiards player, golfer, and scored as high as 278 in bowling.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 2pm at the Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth in Wichita Falls.
M. L. Pike M. L. Pike
M. L. Pike, Jr, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Justin, TX.
A visitation will be held Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6 to 8pm at Lucas Funeral Home, 305 W. 1st Street in Justin. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10am, First Baptist Church, 402 W. 8th Street in Justin. Interment will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2pm, Greenwood Memorial Park, 3100 White Settlement Rd in Fort Worth.
M. L. was born June 29, 1924 in Sulphur Bluff, TX to Martin Lee and Mamie Lee Pike.He served in the Army during WWII and then worked as a Tool Expediter for Bell Helicopter, retiring after 35 years. He was a 50 year member of the Masons and a 40 year member of American Legion Post 379 in Hurst, TX.
He is preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Pike and James Pike.
Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Sue Pike of Justin; son, John William Devenport of Burleson; daughters, Sandra Braswell and husband, Ken of Grand Prairie, Cindy Shepard and husband, Rusty of Hurst and Melissa Devenport of Weatherford; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.