Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Billy G. Carroll

Billy G. Carroll

Billy G. Carroll, 83 of Argyle, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011 at the Atrium Medical Center. He was born December 12, 1928 in Waxahachie, to Edd and Coleta (Biggs) Carroll. He attended Public Schools and was a member of the Gateway United Baptist Church. He was married to Mary Anne Boyles on August 20, 1960 in Irving, TX  He was retired from General Motors Assembly Plant as a Line Operator.

Mr. Carroll is survived by his wife Mary Anne Carroll of Argyle, daughter, Cynthia Anne Kelley of Argyle, sons, Charles David (Sam) Carroll of San Antonio, and William Patrick (Pat) Carroll of Ponder, sisters, Helen Waldrum of Irving, and Marie Castleberry of Watauga, Six Grandchildren and Two Great Grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Gateway United Baptist Church Chapel, 2401 N. Bell Ave. Denton, with Rev. Buddy Owens, officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie Mound Cemetery in Argyle. The family will be at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust St. Denton for visitation on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

On line condolences may be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com

Earl "Butch" Copeland

Earl Leon "Butch" Copeland

Earl Leon "Butch" Copeland, beloved Father and Brother, 70 of Denton passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011 at the Atrium Medical Center. He was born October 25, 1941 in Denton to Leon and Ellen (Lloyd) Copeland. He was self employed as a Mechanic in Denton for 30 years. He was married to Glenna Sprayberry on September 16, 1961 in Denton, and she passed away on August 16, 2002.

He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Julie and Michael Tribble of Denton, sons, Earl L. "Butch" Copeland, Jr of Sanger, Robert Copeland of Bridgeport, sister and brother in law Judy and Otis Bryom of Aubrey, Grandchildren, Curtis Copeland, Shannon Copeland, Kacy Copeland, Cody Copeland, McKenzie Tribble and Madison Tribble, Great Grandchildren, Austin Copeland, Baleigh Copeland, and Triston. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Iva Marie Taylor, Ellen Louise Bevins, and Sherry Ann Lantrip.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey, with Rev. Randy Snow, officiating. The family will be at the Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, 705 . Locust, Denton on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 for visitation from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M.

Online condolences may be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com.

Darrel Egly

Darrel True Egly

Darrel passed away on December 26th after a long and happy life. Darrel was born on March 21, 1928 to Bessee and Simon Egly in Ringgold County in Iowa. Darrel served in the US Navy for 4 years in San Diego. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1958 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Consumers Power in Jackson, MI for 20 years and Westinghouse (ABB) in Des Moines, IA for the remainder of his career. He and his wife Sally moved to Sun Lakes, AZ and later moved to Denton, TX. Darrel was an avid golfer and technology enthusiast.

Darrel is survived by his wife of 58 years Sally, his children Barbara Fink (David), Mark Egly, Laura Mease (Martin), Douglas Egly, Steven Egly (Traci), Michael Egly (Debbie), Beth Kester (William), 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at St Mark Catholic Church in Denton, TX on Thursday, December 29th at 2pm.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Special thanks to the caring staff at the Vintage in Denton.

Henry McDaniel, Jr.

Henry McDaniel, Jr.

Henry McDaniel, Jr. 92 of Aubrey, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton. He was born March 3, 1919 in Little Elm, to H. M. and Eula (Nix) McDaniel. He was married to Frances Bolton on August 17, 1940 at Oak  Grove, she passed away on June 17, 2010. He was a member of the Denton Bible Church, and was retired from Rounds & Porter Co. of Dallas as a Foreman.

Mr. McDaniel is survived by his son and daughter in law, Johnny W. and Lynda McDaniel  Grandchildren  Patti McDaniel, and Johnny W. and wife Tammy McDaniel, Jr. all of Aubrey, five Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Denton Bible Church Chapel, with Rev. Tommy Nelson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Little Elm Cemetery. The family will be at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton for visitation from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Thursday December 29, 2011.

On line condolences may be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com.

Guy Williamson

Guy Patrick Williamson

Denton County Sheriff's Investigator Guy Patrick Williamson, of Sanger, passed away early Tuesday morning at Denton Presbyterian Hospital.

Investigator Williamson was born Nov. 24, 1951, in Houston, Tex., to William John and Margaret Jane Williamson. His family moved to Denton in 1965, and he graduated from Denton High School in 1969. He married Teresa Richardson on Jan 24, 1981, and they had a daughter, Emily Anne, born April 21, 1982.

He joined the U. S. Navy in 1973 and served as an Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Sensor Operator, member of the Search and Rescue Aircrew, and an Intelligence Specialist. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1975 and to the Persian Gulf during the Iran Hostage Crisis. During his active service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Air Crewman of the Year award, and several firearms expert awards. In 1976 he was discharged from active duty and transferred to the Naval Reserve until 1982. He served again with the Naval Reserve 1988-1992 and served in a support position at Hensley Field in Dallas during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

He worked as a dispatcher for the North Texas State University and Lewisville police departments from 1976-78, and in 1982 he received a BA in Criminal justice from UNT and went to work for the City of Denton Police Department in December of that year. He was certified as a Master Peace Officer and TCLOSE instructor, and served as vice-president for the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators 2002-2004. He received several commendations for his actions taken both on and off duty. After 21 years with the Denton Police Department he retired and went to the Denton County Sheriff's Office in 2004. His hobbies were fishing, horses, shooting sports and camping.

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 29, 2011 from 6-8 pm at DeBerry Funeral Directors. A funeral service will be on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors. Burial will follow at Prairie Mound Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his mother in June 1997, his brother, Mark Stephen Williamson in June 2010, and his father in August 2010. He is survived by his wife and daughter, and his sister, Lynne Williamson Behling and husband Paul of Murphy, Texas.


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