Robert Lee "Bud" Watson
Robert Lee "Bud" Watson, 101, of Denton, died Wednesday May 25, 2011 at the Atrium Medical Center in Corinth. Services are pending with Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton.
Rachel Devera Pinkston Rachel Devera Pinkston
Rachel Devera Pinkston passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from a battle with cystic fibrosis. She was born on April 4, 1979 to Paul D. and Caroline M. Pinkston.Rachel had a sweet loving care for others and she loved movie stars, old and new. She loved to write and to be with her family.She loved her pets; cats, dogs, and fish.Cystic Fibrosis kept her mostly at home.
The visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:00 at DeBerry Funeral Directors prior to a vigal service at 7 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2 pm at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denton with Father Tim Thompson and Deacon Barry officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
She is survived by her parents, Paul and Caroline Pinkston; sisters, Cheryl Peterson Ynigez and husband Paul of Tucson, AZ, and Cindy Eisinga and husband Gary of Orlando, CA; brothers, Ralph Peterson and wife Judy of San Jose, CA, John Peterson and wife Debbie of Easton, PA, SFC Randy Pinkston and wife Heather of West Point, Adryn Pinkston and wife Amanada of Denton, TX; nieces and nephews, Julia, Victoria, and Brenden Pinkston, Derek and Christine Peterson, Jacob, Joshua, and Christopher Peterson, Ashryn and Kyuss Pinkston, and Donnie and Nick Jeppesen.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Ericka Elizabeth Pinkston; and grandparents, Dorothy Pinkston, Lela Aleck, Paul Pinkston, and Oscar Smith.
Esta Evelyn Ashcraft
Esta Evelyn Ashcraft, 84 of Sanger, TX, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Denton, TX.Coker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. L. E. Lawson Rev. L. E. Lawson
Rev. L.E. Lawson, 75, of Denton passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, with his family present in Denton. Rev. Lawson was the pastor for 35 years at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Denton.
Rev. Lawson initiated his ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Mansfield, TX, May 29, 1959. A year later he started Pastoring Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Granbury, TX. From there he was called to Pastor the Greater Canaan Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, TX. After years of leadership there the Lord called him to Pastor Shady Grove Baptist Church, in Cason, TX. While pastoring there, he also Pastored the St. John Baptist Church, in Gilmer, TX on alternate Sundays. After years of laboring in the fields in Cason and Gilmer, God called Rev. L. E. Lawson to move his leadership to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Denton, TX, where he built two churches and Pastored vigorously until his demise.
Homegoing service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1188 W. Broad St., Mansfield, 817-473-1236, Pastor Michael Evans. Visitation: 11 am to 7 pm, Friday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1111 Wilson, St., Denton. Farewell memorial: 7 to 9 pm, Friday at the church, with the family present.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Lawson Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Katherine Lawson; children, Linda Lawson-Kennedy (Victor), Kathryn "Pinkey" Thompson (Rickey), Darrell Lawson (Robbie), Angela Mohair (Robert), Zina Lawson-McKinney, Jerome Lawson, Sharon Brewer (Willie) and the Rev. Thayer Lawson; Daughter-in-law, Dorothea Lawson; siblings, Willie Lawson (Mary), Frank Lawson (Essie) and Lillie Smith; aunt, Selma Bennett; 23 grandchildren: 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Service Rendered By:
Archangel Lawson Funeral Home and Chapel
503 Bolivar St.
Charles Armstrong McAdams, M.D. Charles Armstrong McAdams, M.D.
Dr. Charles McAdams of Denton, Texas passed away on May 21, 2011.
Charles was born in 1928 in Tulsa, OK to Georgia Haynes McAdams and Carl Armstrong McAdams. He graduated from The Citadel Military College in Charleston, SC in 1950.Charles was a graduate of McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Canada in 1954.His internship and orthopedic residency were completed at Parkland Hospital and Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX in 1960.
Charles served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as Sandia Base orthopedic surgeon, Albuquerque, NM before coming to Denton, TX in 1963 to begin his twenty-five years of private practice.
Charles enjoyed hunting, traveling, photography, golfing, and serving as the team physician for the Denton High School and North Texas State University football teams.
He was accepted as Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 1964 and had membership in various organizations including the Denton County Medical Society, Texas Society of Athletic Team Physicians, Texas Orthopedic Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery.
Charles married Ruth Welsman McAdams in 1954 in Montreal, Canada. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Douglas Armstrong McAdams, DDS and wife Jeannie of Denton; Charles Gordon McAdams, MD and wife Leigh McAdams of Fort Worth; James Patrick McAdams of Denton; four grandchildren, Jack Houston McAdams, Georgia Leigh McAdams, William Nash McAdams, Alexandria Renee McAdams; and his sister Sharon Steinberg of Seguin, Texas.
Visitation will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors on Friday, May 27, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm.
A funeral Service will be held at The Church of Saint David of Wales on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11 am.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4144 North Central Expressway, Ste. 750, Dallas, TX 75204-3208 or the Church of Saint David of Wales, Memorial Fund, 623 Ector Street, Denton, TX 76201.
Winnie Jones Stem
Winnie Jones Stem, 72, of Stephenville, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Stephenville.
Memorial services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Rd in Denton, TX with John Lindsey and Werth Mayes officiating.Under direction of Stephenville Funeral Home, Stephenville, TX.
Winnie was born on September 27, 1938 in Erath County to the late A. D. 'Jack' and Susie Diffee Jones.She married Darwin Stem on September 5, 1954 in Stephenville.Winnie and Darwin lived in Denton from 1958 until 1998, they then moved to Stephenville. Before retirement, Winnie served as Director of Mail Services at Tarleton State University.
She is survived by her husband, Darwin; daughter, Sheila and husband Tommy Pierson of Ledbetter, TX; son, Daniel and wife Mary Kay Stem of Littleton, CO; sisters, Bonnie Watkins of Fort Worth, Vondell Meador of Louisiana, Martha Jones of Stephenville, and Mary Jones of Stephenville; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thurman.
In lieu of flowers, Stem family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to either, Cowboy Church of Stephenville, Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Denton, or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com .
Pauline McKnight Pauline McKnight
Pauline McKnight passed away May 24, 2011 at Denton Regional Medical Center. She was born October 9, 1922 in Mineral Springs, AK to Andrew and Tollie Smith. She moved to Texas in 1939 where she married her husband of 50 year, Thurman McKnight in Gunter, TX. They resided in Tioga, TX until they moved their family to Denton, TX in 1954, where she raised her children and was a homemaker. She lived in the same home for 55 years.
Pauline was a cherished member of Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God for 57 years. She was an extremely loving mother, Mammaw, and Mamoo, who is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and James Good, son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Vickie McKnight, son-in-law, Bill Harpole; grandchildren, Charles Mullen, Marlena McKnight, Stephanie and her husband, Tommy Calvert, Sean and Jeff Harpole; great-grandchildren; Stacy and Aubrey Mullen, Caden and Cooper Calvert, Hailey and Samuel Harpole; four sisters and their husbands, Marie and Jimmy Robertson, Pat and Roy Dean Smith, Jackie and Dan Everett, Sue and David Cassidy. She is also survived by her beloved "wiener dog", Buster.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Joyce Harpole, two brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be held Friday May 27, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at Mulkey Mason Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday May 28, 2011 10 am at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God. Burial will be in Tioga Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dallas Stevens, Jerry Don Sprabary, Tommy Cravett, Caleb Williams, Josh Williams, and Gerald Brown. Honorary pallbearer is TJ Lindenborn.
The family would like to thank Bluebonnet Hospice for all of their loving care.Donations may be made in her memory to Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Building Fund, 1101 Audra Lane Denton, TX 76201
On line condolences may be made at www.mulkeymasondenton.com
Garland Wallace Toomer Garland Wallace Toomer
While surrounded by his loving family, Garland Wallace "GW" Toomer, 80, was called peacefully home to our Lord on Friday evening, 20 May, 2011. GW was born on 8 February, 1931, in Denton, TX to Boss and Ethel Toomer. He joined the US Navy in 1948 at the age of 17 as a machinist mate and later transitioned into his career profession; Deep Sea Diver. On 29 August, 1953, while stationed in San Diego, CA, GW married the love of his life Miss Jacqueline (Jackie) Ann Hovely of Brawley, CA. During his 23 year Naval career, GW deployed aboard eight different Navy ships which required his new "Navy Wife" Jackie to carry a large share in raising their eight children. GW's duty stations included Norfolk, VA; San Diego, CA; Montgomery, AL and Key West, FL. Key West was a central duty station for the Toomers where GW's considerable diving skills were not only important to the Navy but were routinely deployed to feed the family. He was so adept at catching lobster that his children were once known to comment "oh no mom, not lobster again tonight!"
GW gained his officer commission in the Navy in 1960. He held command of the Naval Recruiting Station Montgomery, AL in 1969 and was awarded multiple unit and personal awards including the Navy Occupation Medal (Asia) and the Korean Service Medal. He retired from the Navy in 1971 and immediately entered the Pensacola business world at Barnett Bank after earning his Bachelor's degree in Management. He became the Vice President for Commercial Loans where he served until he retired (again) in 1988.
GW was a pillar in the Pensacola community holding key positions in many organizations including chairing the Sacred Heart Association and the American Heart Association. He was also the president of the World Trade Counsel of Northwest Florida, the American Institute of Banking, the Pensacola Computer Club, and the Exchange Club. Garland was also a three time marathon runner and avid genealogist. He is preceded by his son Spencer Paul Toomer and is survived by his wife Jacqueline Ann, his brother Tommy and seven children Michael Tracey, Curtis Wayne (Michelle), Gayle Ann Valdivia (Anthony), Gregory Allen (Melva), Lorry Ann, Robin Lorraine, and Sandra Leigh Lawry (Gordon). GW's legacy also includes fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Covenant Hospice of Northwest Florida.
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