Ernest Leroy Stroud
Ernie was born May 15, 1958 in Wichita, Kansas.He passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Decatur, Texas.
Ernie was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Douglas and father, Merle Stroud.
He is survived by his children, Ernest Leroy Stroud Jr-married with two daughters, Desiree Stroud-one son and three daughters, Tommy Stroud-one son, and Dusty Stroud, his brothers Willie Stroud, Cliff Stroud, and Kenny Stroud, his sisters Judy Faye James and Ladonna Douglas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10:30am at The Voice of Triumph Assembly of God Church, 400 N. Hwy 101, Sunset, Texas.
Marty Lane Nixon
Marty Lane Nixon of Denton, TX passed away at his residence after a long illness on Saturday, February 4, 2012. He was 47 years old. Marty was born on September 8, 1964 in Big Spring, TX. He enjoyed cooking, working in the yard and building things.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012 from 2-3pm at Denton Funeral Home. A graveside service will directly follow at 3:30pm at Sanger Cemetery in Sanger, TX.
Survivors include his mother, Faye Jacobson of Denton; son, Justin Michael Nixon of Denton; twin brother, Michael Shane Nixon of Denton brothers; David Buchanan of Big Spring, TX and Joseph Patrick Nixon JR. of Allen, TX; sister, Teresa Mehmken of Parker, TX; and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Patrick Nixon.
Alfred Conoly "Al" Coleman Alfred Conoly "Al" Coleman
Alfred Conoly "Al" Coleman, 93, of Pilot Point, TX passed away at Pilot Point Care Center Tuesday, February 7, 2012.Alfred was born June 2, 1918 in Fort Worth, TX to Chesley Conoly and Lattie Kittrell Coleman.He served in the United States Air Force from 1942-1946 where he earned the Bronze Star; Good Conduct Medal; and Marksmanship Medal. Al had lived in the Pilot Point Community since 1937.He married Vada Matlock in Wichita Falls, Texas on November 10, 1946. They owned and operated the Queen Theater and Dairy Best Drive In in Pilot Point. He served 23 years on the Pilot Point Volunteer Fire Department, was a member of the Pilot Point United Methodist Church; a life member of the 14th Air Force Association; a member of the Ford Masonic Lodge # 270; was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason in Dallas, TX; and a member of Moslah Temple Shriners in Fort Worth, TX.
Services are scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Huff / Slay Funeral Home Chapel in Pilot Point, TX.Visitation will be Thursday, February 09, 2012 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Huff / Slay Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery located at 701 Grand Ave, Fort Worth, TX.
Al is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vada Coleman,of Pilot Point; one niece, Theresa M. Haile, of Windthorst, TX; nephews Carl Matlock Of Windthorst, TX; Noble Matlock of Windthorst, TX; J.D. Matlock of Cincinnati, OH; Charles Matlock, Windthorst, TX; Randy Harwell of Round Rock, TX; Richard Harwell, of Fort Worth, TX; and sister-in-law Vera Matlock of Graham, TX.He was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Orgie L. Matlock.
Funeral services are under the direction of Terri Slay and the staff at Huff / Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point, TX.
Robin Lavinia Doncaster
Robin Lavinia Doncaster, of Lincolnville, Maine, and Dallas, Texas, died peacefully and without pain from cancer on Sunday February 5 at her winter home in Dallas.
Robin Doncaster was born January 28 1928 in Sydney, Australia and came to the United States in 1950 following the death of her parents.
Living first in Galveston, and then in San Antonio, Texas, she attended Trinity University. Later married and divorced, she joined the faculty of The Selwyn School, a private boarding and day school in Denton, Texas, in 1961 as a teacher of Latin and housemother of the girl's dormitory, many of whose members remained in touch with her until the present. She trained at the London and Paris Cordon Bleu
cookery schools, and was celebrated as a master cook, both at home and in the school. Among other activities she taught French and made costumes for the school plays.
She married the headmaster of the school, John Doncaster, in 1965, and together with an adventurous faculty helped develop the academic quality of the school and its early leadership in experiential education, taking its students on adventure and service trips to many parts of the world.
She and her husband retired to Maine in 1989, Here she helped her daughter found the Posies company, maker of christening and little girls dresses, and worked as a designer and dressmaker for twelve years. She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Camden, and served a term as secretary of the Rockport Boat Club. More recently she had returned to Texas for the winter months among her three children in Dallas. In Dallas she attended Grace United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years; her three children, Mellen West and his wife Susan; Angela West; and Peter Doncaster and his partner Kelley Hanger, all of Dallas; one grandchild, Amelia and her husband Kenneth Mosby, and two great-grandchildren, as well as many devoted alumni of The Selwyn School from the 60's, 70's, and 80's.
A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Church, Denton, on Saturday February 25 at 2 p.m., followed by a scattering of ashes at the Selwyn School lake. Memorial gifts may be made to The Selwyn School Building Fund.
Arrangements are by Local Cremations, Dallas.
Raymond Leon Wortman
Raymond Leon Wortman, 85, of Ponder, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Arrangements are pending with DeBerry Funeral Directors.
Grace Hunt Cox Grace Hunt Cox
Grace Hunt Cox passed away on February 6, 2012 at the age of 94.
She was a homemaker for many years, starting college in her 40's and eventually earning a Master's Degree in education. She was a successful teacher for many years and a friend to many. She was a longtime and active member of Grace Temple Baptist Church.
Grace was born on June 22, 1917 in Liberty Hill, Texas to Joe and Norvell Hunt. She married Murray Kenneth Cox on June 25, 1939 and they were married 57 years before he passed away in 1996.Also preceding her in death were 8 brothers and sisters, a daughter, Mary Janice Cunningham, and a grandson, Jeffery David Booe. She is survived by daughter, Joy Booe and husband David Booe, grandson, Brad Booe, and great grandson, Mason Booe and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 1-2 pm with the service starting at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
James Edward Moore James Edward Moore
James Edward Moore, 65, died at Denton Regional Hospital, on February 6, 2012 after struggling with an extensive illness.Although he was born in Amherst, Massachusetts to Thomas K. Moore and Pearl Capen Moore he got to Texas as fast as he could.He graduated from Iowa Park High School in 1964, attended Midwestern in Wichita Falls, TX for a short time, and then graduated with a Bachelor of Science from North Texas State University in 1970.He worked for the State of Texas for 30 years as a financial aid worker, quality control supervisor and lastly as a child support office manager for the Attorney General's Office.
James loved to talk politics and have challenging conversations about most subjects.His humor was appreciated by most.Communing with nature was one of his favorite past times.He was an avid reader and especially liked grammar books and diagramming sentences. Before he became too he tried to attend as many of his grandchildren's sporting events as possible, most often wearing the appropriate school apparel. He was extremely proud of them and their accomplishments.
James' body was donated to the Willed Body Program at Southwest Medical School.He requested that no services be held and the family is honoring those wishes.
James is survived by his wife, Linda Hensel-Moore of Sanger, daughter Kelli and son in law Danny Valdez of Wichita Falls, grandson and wife Kristian and Ashley Valdez of Wichita Falls, granddaughter Katrina Valdez of Stillwater, Ok, great grandchildren Hayden and Laikyn Valdez, brother in law Ken Hensel of Rosebud and sister in law Nan Bailey of Canton.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the Denton Regional Staff and especially the caring Nephrologists Drs. Rojas, Ruiz, and Asghar.
Memorials can be made to the charity or library of your choice.A special fund to James was the MMI Dialysis Fund, 2550 Post Oak Dr. Corinth, TX 76210.This fund assists locals that need financial support for their dialysis.His granddaughter, Katrina Valdez, has an OSU Relay for Life team and can be contacted for Relay For Life donations at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12PL?px=19666581&pg=personal&fr_id=41281