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Michael Peter Nolan Michael Peter Nolan

Michael (Mike) Peter Nolan, 52, of Denton, TX passed from glory to glory on Sunday, March 27, 2011 after his battle with lymphoma cancer. Mike was born on October 31, 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland to Damon and June Nolan. Mike was an HVAC technician and devoted caregiver.

Funeral services will be held at the Memories and Milestones of Krum chapel on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 2pm. The chapel is located at 310 W. McCart Street. A wake will follow the services.

Mike is survived by his parents; brothers Damon, Paul and Bryan Nolan; and sisters Colleen Canada, Cathleen Thatcher and Laurie Hamilton; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded by brother, Kevin Nolan and sister, Maureen Nolan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.



R.G. Smith R.G. Smith

R.G. Smith, 91, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011.

Funeral will be 1:30 pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Mount Olivet Chapel with visitation to be held 5 to 7 pm, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Interment will be at Pioneer Cemetery in Cross Plains.

R.G. was born July 7, 1919, in Pioneer to Mary and William Smith. He lived in Fort Worth over 30 years and was a longtime employee of General Dynamics and NASA. R.G. was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Navy and a member of Cross Plains Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his son, Michael Smith and wife, Tsuichin, of Denton; and grandson, Joshua, who was his pride and joy.

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Cruz Antonia Mattei Cruz Antonia Mattei

Cruz Antonia Mattei, 86 of Denton, TX passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Denton. She was born on August 21, 1924 in Ponce Puerto Rico to Geronimo and Carmen Sanchez of Mattei. She studied at the University of Puerto Rico and Western Michigan University. She was a founding faculty member of the school of OT at Texas Women's University from the early 1960's until retiring in 1984.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2pm at St. David of Wales in Denton.

Survivors include her brother, Raul H. Mattei and wife, Antonia Castillo-Mattei of Trenton, NJ; six nephews and nieces; and four great-nephews and great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lewis Leavitt Endowment for OT at TWU.

Services are under the direction of Denton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.



Elena Carasco Herrera Elena Carasco Herrera

Elena Carasco Herrera, 93 of Denton, TX passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 in Denton.

She was born on January 20, 1918 in Tuna, TX to Dario and Maria (Zapata) Carasco. Elena was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denton. She was married to Domingo Herrera before he preceded her in death on February 26, 2003.

A Rosary will be said on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7pm at the Denton Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denton. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Denton.

Survivors include sons, Manuel Herrera of Commerce, TX, and Gilbert Herrera of Denton; daughters, Eva Sanchez of Denton, Aurora Herrera of Denton, and Dominga Tovar of Denton; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and numerous other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Domingo Herrera; son, Adam Herrera; daughter, Dominga Herrera; and six brothers, and sisters.

Services are under the direction of Denton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.



James Thomas Fielder James Thomas Fielder

James Thomas Fielder died March 25, 2011, at home in Denton, TX.

He was born September 23, 1940, in Muenster, TX, to Don Selby Fielder and Ruth Mildred Gaston Fielder. James was reared in Denton and graduated from Denton High School in 1958 and from North Texas State University in 1964 with a BA in physics and in 1967 with an MS in physics.

As an Electronics Engineer, James worked for Texas Instruments, Seismic Engineering, and for Boeing/BAE Systems from 1984-2006 when he retired. As part of his work at Seismic James traveled repeatedly to China beginning in 1981 before it was opened to Western tourism. James resided in Dallas before moving to Denton in 2008.

He will be remembered for his honesty, inquisitive mind, steadfast nature, evenhandedness, and calm, methodical approach to all things and for his hobbies: vegetable gardening, water gardening, and tennis.

James was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rowena Fielder Baker. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Helwick Fielder; sister, Rosemary Fielder Wickson; nieces, Cynthia Wickson Parrish (Mitch) and Linda Baker; nephews, Robert E. Baker, Jr. (Kathy) and Mark Wickson; cousins; and dear friends.

A gathering to honor James and his memory is being planned. His ashes will be interred in Hood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ann's Haven (VNA) in Denton or American Atheists.



Horace Talley McGuffin Horace Talley McGuffin

Horace Talley McGuffin, 68, of Sanger passed away on Monday morning in Sanger, TX.

He was born on June 8, 1942 in Dallas, TX to Novelle Floyd and Eva Joy (Talley) McGuffin. He was a graduate of North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He served in the United States Army National Guard from August 1965 to September 1968.He served as a principal in the education field and taught English and Drama in Missouri, Kansas, and Texas. After retiring from teaching, he owned Denton Metal Works and then went on to work off-shore as a certified welding inspector in the Persian Gulf and off of the coast of Africa for Shell Oil and McDermott. In his "off" time, he was a rancher in Colorado and Texas. After his retirement, he became an entrepreneur of small businesses including McGuffin Welding and Friendly Feed in Sanger, TX.He was a member of the Denton Elk's Lodge. Horace was known to himself and many others as, "One S. O. B. who always paid his way!"

A visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Coker Funeral Home, 403 Pecan Street, Sanger, TX.A funeral service will be held at 3pm, Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Elk's Lodge, 910 West Chapman Drive, Sanger, TX.

He is survived by his children, Matthew McGuffin and wife, Sonya of Colorado Springs, Sunny McGuffin Rocha and husband, Jeff of Denton, Jennifer Allen of Sanger, Heath Allen and wife, Marcie of Sanger, and Justin McGuffin and wife, Tiffany of Mesquite; sister, Ann McGuffin Barton and husband, Woodrow of Sanger; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Benjamin, Nathan, Brooke, Mason, Hailey, and Finley.



Ruth Francis Stevens Ruth Francis Stevens

Funeral services for Ruth Francis Stevens, age 94, of Denton, TX, formerly of Bonham will be held at 3pm on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Bonham, TX. Rev. Liz Talbot and Rev. Bob Bush will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Willow Wild Cemetery. Ruth Francis Stevens passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village in Denton, TX.

Ruth F. (Higdon) Stevens was born on September 15, 1916 in White Shed Community to Howard and Ada Manor Higdon. She married George Stevens on March 22, 1942 in Defiance, OH. Ruth and George just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary with a party at Lake Forest Village.

Ruth worked for the draft board during WWII, for Meade Insurance, Bonham ISD, and was the secretary for the First United Methodist Church when she retired in 1976. She never met a stranger and would talk to anyone! Ruth accepted Jesus Christ as her savior as a young girl in the First Methodist Church in White Shed and she served faithfully all her life.

Ruth is survived by her husband, George, of Denton, TX; one daughter, Judy Jeanes and husband, Jerry of Denton, TX; one grandson, Chad Roberts and wife, Heather and 2 great granddaughters, Grace and Abigail Roberts of Kansas City, MO; a sister-in-law, Jean Tate of Rockwall, TX, along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chad Roberts, Jerry Jeanes, Adam Stevens, Jim Tate, Roy Oliphant, and Todd Brunskill.

Family visitation will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at First United Methodist Church from 1pm until time for the service.

Donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.

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Olivette Marie George Olivette Marie George

Olivette Marie George, 79, of Highland Village, TX passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011 with her loving family by her side.

Mrs. George was born in Montreal, Canada on September 20, 1931 to Medard and Marie Caroline Olivette Belanger. She married Bob Lee George, June 25, 1955 in San Francisco, CA. They had been married over 55 years.

Olivette was preceded in death by sisters, Louise Belanger and Germaine Belanger, and brothers, Claude Belanger and Pierre Belanger. She is survived by her husband, Bob George of Highland Village; daughters, Olivette Whipple (husband, Chris) of Flower Mound, TX and Mimi Bracey (husband, Tommy) from Princeton, TX. She is survived by her brother, Francois Belanger, (wife, Michelle) from Montreal, Canada. Olivette had six grandchildren, Clint Bartel of Grand Prairie, TX, Eric Bartel (wife, Leslie) of Euless, TX, Christopher Whipple of Grapevine, TX, Richard Fulton of Flower Mound, TX, Delanie Bracey and her fiancé, Steven Schulze of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Wesley Bracey from Princeton, TX as well as two great grandchildren, Annabelle Grace Bartel and Catelynn Marie Bartel.

Olivette was involved with various volunteer efforts in the Lewisville and Highland Village area. She was always a source of inspiration for family, friends and her community.

Memorial services will be held at 4pm, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 602 N. Old Orchard Lane, Lewisville, TX75077, (972) 221-3531.Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Olivette's memory to, The American Lung Cancer Society,

Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, Lewisville, Texas is assisting the George family with arrangements.(972) 436-4581.



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