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Branson, Paul Allen - Sherman  
SHERMAN - Paul Allen Branson was born Wednesday, January 8, 1941 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Birnie and Alta (Johnson) Branson and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 30, 2016 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 75. Paul was a graduate of Bowie High School, Bowie, Texas in 1959. He married his sweetheart, Nancy McElhanon, on December 29, 1961 in Hurst, Texas. They were blessed with 54 years of marriage. Paul earned his Bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University in 1963 and his Master's degree from East Texas State in 1972. Paul's career would allow him to serve as board member of the SWATA (Southwest Athletic Trainers Association) from 1975-77 and board president from 1977-78. He is a member of the SWATA Hall of Fame in 1991 and received the 50 year member award. He also received the NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) 25 year award in 1989. Mr. Branson served as the first athletic trainer for LD Bell High School in Hurst from 1963-1969. His athletic training took him to the following high schools: Midland Lee 1969-1970, LD Bell 1970-1975, Abilene Cooper 1975-1981, and Andrews 1981-1994. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame at Hurst Euless Bedford schools. Mr. Branson served as deacon at Brown Trail Church of Christ from 1971-1975 and later served as a deacon and elder at Andrews Church of Christ from 1985-1994. Paul's current membership is at Howe Church of Christ, serving as a faithful elder from 1999-2016. Paul had a passion for all sports and loved watching his grandkids play games. He also enjoyed traveling, working in the yard and building projects. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; brother Norman Birnie Branson, sisters Betty Jane and Glenadean Louise. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Sherman; son Leland Paul Branson and wife Cathy with their children Alex and wife Christa, Avery, and Adam; son Carlon Wade Branson and wife Tina with their children Bret, Bryce, and Brady; brother-in-law Mike Wright; and many nieces and nephews. Services to celebrate Paul's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at Howe Church of Christ, Howe, TX, with Toby Soechting and nephew Buddy Branson as officiants. The committal service will be held at 3:00 PM at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren Alex, Avery, and Adam Branson and Bret, Bryce, and Brady Branson. Honorary pallbearers will be elders Steve Bookout, David Savage, Jesse Stonebarger and Jim Utley. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 3, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waldo Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Howe Church of Christ Ministries 1205 N. Collins Fwy Howe, TX 75459. The register book may be signed online at www.waldofuneralhome.com. Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.
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Published in The Herald Democrat on May 2, 2016
Carlile, Billie - Bonham  
BONHAM - Funeral services for Billie Ruth (Baker) Carlile, age 88 of Telephone, Texas are scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 3, at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Bonham, Texas. Bro. Ricky Robbins will officiate assisted by Stephanie Lindblade. Interment will follow at Elwood Cemetery. Mrs. Carlile passed away on Saturday April 30, 2016 at Texoma Medical Center. Billie Ruth (Baker) Carlile was born on January 7, 1928 to William Coleman Baker and Laura Alice Hart in Elwood, Texas. Billie married Loyd Lee Carlile on June 1, 1946 in Bonham, Texas. Mrs. Carlile worked as a Loan Officer for Blazer Financial in Irving. She is survived by her husband; Loyd Lee Carlile of the home. Daughter; Pam Parker of Telephone, TX; Son William Craig Carlile and wife Claudette of Bonham, TX; Five Grandchildren, Tammie Gunter, Jason Parker & wife Amber, Leah Caylor & husband Jason, Stephanie Lindblade & husband Stephen, William Brad Carlile and wife Sarah. 18 Great-grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Fern Brawner and Jessie Brawner. Mrs. Carlile was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Harold Baker, Mary Sue Carlisle, and John T. Baker. Serving as Pallbearers will be Joe Carlile, Stan Baker, Tony Brawner, Terry Carlisle, Darrin Brawner, Barry Brawner, and Butch Baker. Honorary Pallbearers are Lesley Brawner, Jay Newland, and Rusty Lyles. Family Visitation will be held on Monday May 2, 2016 at Cooper-Sorrellls Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.. For online condolences please go to www.coopersorrells.com
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Published in The Herald Democrat on May 2, 2016
Head, Lucile  
Lucile Allen Head was born April 15, 1917 to Mary Belle (Mamie) Anderson Allen and Elry Thurman (E.T.) Allen, Sr. She graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1934. She attended North Texas State Teachers College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1938 and received her Masters of Education (NTSU) in 1966. She began her teaching career in East Texas, at schools in Hallsville and Marshall. In 1942, she married R.B. Head, Jr., who was serving in the U.S. Army. Lucile was active in First Presbyterian Church, Whitesboro, where she was baptized as an infant, and where she faithfully served in many capacities as choir member, President of Presbyterian Women, Elder on the board of Sessions, and lifetime teacher of children in Sunday School. In Whitesboro, Lucile was active in the community and was named Humanitarian of the Year in 1994. In 2010 she received the WISD Leadership Award. She was an 80-year member of chapter A of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization benefitting women and girls. In 1985, she and R.B., along with her brother Mike Allen and his wife Mary Ann, established the Allen-Head Lecture Series at Austin College. It continues to this day. In 1979, Lucile retired from teaching after 29 years in Whitesboro, teaching fifth and third grades. She remained active in the Retired Teachers Association for over 30 years. Lucile is predeceased by her beloved R.B. She is survived by her two daughters, Judith Anderson Reedy (Rick) and Sally Burke Light (Chico). Her grandchildren include Matthew Reedy (Amy); Jared Light (Christi); Alyssa Harper (Ryan); Amy Hermes (Scott); Blake Reedy (Katie), Ross Reedy; Ben Light; sixteen great- grandchildren; one niece; three nephews; one brother-in-law William T. Head, Sr.; and several extended family members and loving friends. Lucile delighted in her family! She found great joy in life in a number of ways: travelling, playing bridge; hosting gatherings. Her table was always open. She was a good friend and mentor to many. Her life set an example from which many people have learned and grown. Her priorities were rooted in her faith in God, expressed first in the context of her family, and lived out in her teaching and civic life. Lucile's family wishes to thank the devoted companions and caregivers of more than five years. They made sure she was still able to enjoy going to all those places, important events, and sacred places she wanted to be. Those amazing companions and caregivers are: Cathy Smith, Julia Lewis, Jean Smith, Ouida Hazelton, and most recently Sharon Allen and all the other grace-filled caregivers and medical team at Home Hospice. Lucile died at home on May 1, 2016. The family will receive visitors at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro on Monday evening, May 2nd, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. There will be a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church, 200 N. Union, Whitesboro on Tuesday, May 3rd at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at Mamie's House directly across the street from the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Lucile's memory to First Presbyterian Church, Whitesboro, Texas; the philanthropic educational organization P.E.O. c/o Linda Harris, PO Box 311, Whitesboro 76273; or Whitesboro ISD for student scholarships. To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Herald Democrat on May 2, 2016

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Almond, Betty - Sherman  
SHERMAN - Funeral services for Betty Almond will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2, at the First Baptist Church of Sherman. Dr. Mike Lawson of the church will officiate. Entombment will follow at Friendship Cemetery. The Family invites friends to Betty's home at 805 Bentbrook in Sherman, following the funeral for a reception in her honor. Betty June (Bruce) Almond, a wonderful woman of faith, was welcomed into the arms of her Savior April 28, 2016, at Dallas Presbyterian hospital, after battling complications of a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born February 21, 1939, to Mildred Forsythe Bruce and Aubrey Bruce. Her father's job necessitated several moves, finally settling in Dawson, Texas, where Betty attended school. Betty was a popular student and cherished her days in Dawson. She was a gifted athlete, FFA sweetheart, cheerleader, and Homecoming Queen. In Dawson she met her husband to be, Clyde Almond, and they were married on June 9, 1957. This was a loving union that was to endure for 51 years. One of her fondest memories was later going back to Dawson with Clyde to ride in the 100th Anniversary Dawson parade, an honor afforded her as a former Homecoming Queen 50 years prior. Betty and Clyde lived in Farmer's Branch where Clyde worked for TI. They eventually moved to Whitewright with their 3 daughters Janet, Kim, and Cindy. Betty was an Administrative Assistant at Johnson and Johnson to the plant manager and in charge of the Wellness Program. Betty was able to make use of her amazing people and public relations skills. She retired from her productive years at J & J on Jan. 28 , 1994. Betty supported Clyde in his career, his love of the outdoors and ranching, and created a special room to house his trophies. In return, Clyde supported Betty in her love of traveling the world. One of her most inspiring trips was a visit to Israel, which added greatly to her strong Christian faith. Together they doted on their growing family and later, their grandchildren. She was always encouraging, generous, and wise in her relationship with her precious children and grandchildren. She was a great influence in their lives with her sense of humor, boundless energy, sense of adventure, and positive attitude in her Christian faith. Betty's vivacious personality, infectious smile, and caring heart radiated in her everyday life. She soon became a tireless volunteer and community leader in Whitewright and the First Baptist Church, where she also shared her beautiful voice in the choir and by singing solos for special occasions upon request. She joyfully volunteered to teach Sunday School and G.A., always supportive of her daughters' activities. One of her many outstanding traits was her amazing speaking voice. She was able to motivate and inspire audiences and groups with her sparkling wit and well-constructed messages, whenever she was asked to speak. And she loved doing this! She served as President of the Whitewright School Board for three of her six terms. She was instrumental in establishing the band program and many facility upgrades in this role. Along with this full schedule, she found enrichment and friendships by joining the (then) Friday Literary Club, a group she dearly loved in Whitewright. And of course, she served as its president and in many leadership roles. Her influence in community organizations was evidenced by the many plaques and awards that hung modestly on a wall in her home: one for dedicated service from the United Way Campaign of 1986; for outstanding leadership, service and dedication as President and Board of Directors of Grayson County Juvenile Alternatives 1989-1991; President of Johnson and Johnson Retiree Club of Texas in 2005-2006; recognition as a charter member of Grayson County Elected Women of America in 1988-89; Epsilon Sigma Alpha Woman of the Year 1986; and one recognizing her outstanding contributions to the Quality Improvement process at Johnson and Johnson, 1992; another for her service on the Home Hospice Board and Auxiliary; and one for her work on on the Board for Crippled Children of Grayson County. She gave her total attention to each endeavor and lead with her heart and generous monetary support. Betty loved to read. She found time to join Monodrama Club, the Book Chatters Club of Denison. She took pleasure in sharing books she had read with her friends. She gave specially selected books frequently, always with a personal note hand-written to her grandchildren and to her many friends for special occasions. Betty took time along the way to pursue more education for herself and earned a BS degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1987. At the same time she continued to wear many hats-family, church, career, civic volunteer, and wore them all well. She took great joy in her home and loved to decorate and entertain family and friends. Betty and Clyde moved to Sherman for their retirement years. This was their official "headquarters' but they were constantly on the move, either to the ranch, with Clyde off hunting, or Betty on one of her shopping trips or her trips all over the globe. They joined the First Baptist Church right away and were faithful members. Betty again would contribute by singing in the choir and by serving, after elected to do so, on the Pastor Church Committee. Betty's fondness for and loyalty for her friends were legendary, as was her love for shopping. If you were her friend, you were her friend for life. Many of you can recall a shopping trip with Betty to look at antiques, visit an new shopping area, or explore the square in McKinney. When she travelled, she always took extra bags for all her goodies she bought to bring home for her grands and her beautiful home. She was always game for a Bridge Party where she could entertain her friends. She loved having "club" at her home with her friends. Her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought the greatest of joys to Betty's life. She welcomed each one as a special gift from God into their loving and blessed family circle. Betty always, always beamed when relating a recent story or a travel experience she shared with these honored members of her life. They will always have many treasured memories of their times with their "Mamaw" or their "GiGi." Betty Almond has given of herself to all of her friends and family through her 77 years in many special ways that we will recall in the days ahead. Her sunshine was taken from us much too soon, but we will always harbor her love ad spirit in our hearts. Her presence will be with us in happy times, special events, our accomplishments, but especially in the quiet moments when she will fill our memories in her special ways. Her life made a difference. She was that woman so beautifully described in her legacy to us, Proverbs 31 "A worthy woman who can find? She is worth far more than Rubies." Betty is survived by her daughters: Janet Smith and husband Rev. Phillip Smith of Denison, Kim Almond of Waco, and Cindy Nair and husband Martin Nair of McKinney; grandchildren: Rev. Chad Smith and wife, Tara Smith of Norman, Oklahoma, Amber Smith Sharp and husband Ryan Sharp, Ashley Smith Owens and husband Nick Owens, Amy Ellis Hayes and husband Casey Hayes, Brittany Jones, Sarah Jones, Hannah Nair, Olivia Nair, Vivian Nair, and Adam Nair. She also leaves great- granddaughters Addison and Ainsley Smith; and great grandsons Lane Owens, Ryan Hayes, and Luke Hayes; her treasured sister Carolyn Goode and husband Robert, brother Jim Bruce; and two nieces and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Raymond Bruce, and her husband Clyde Almond. The family gives a special thanks to Mary Moore, her devoted caregiver. The family would also like to thank Sher Den Home Health nurses, aides, and therapists that were so helpful to Betty. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Waldo Funeral Home. The register book can be signed online at http://www.waldofuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the church building fund.
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Published in The Herald Democrat on May 1, 2016
Elliott, Karen - Collinsville  
Karen Elliott, 68, of Collinsville, Texas passed away on April 29, 2016 at home with her family by her side. Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home, Whitesboro, Texas. She was born to Edward Lampe and Donna (Rowland) Lampe on December 13, 1947, in Mattoon, Ill. She married Richard Elliott on August 8, 1982 in McKinney, Texas. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Gainesville, Texas and loved horses and horseback riding. She is survived by her husband, Richard of Collinsville; children, Bryan, Tammi, Ron, Kenny and Rick; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Carole Miller of Mattoon, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Lampe and Donna (Rowland) Lampe and a brother, Kenny Lampe. Thank you to friends, family and neighbors and all the local churches for all the prayers for Karen and her family. To sign the online registry, please go to: http://www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
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Gresham, Rose A. - Galena  
Rose A. Gresham, Galena, MO, daughter of John Henry and Marie (Richardson) Allen, was born June 1, 1931 in Crossett, AR and departed this life on April 26, 2016 at the age of 84. Rose had been a resident of the area twelve years moving here from Bella Vista, AR. She was a teacher and homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Denison, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Gresham, parents, one brother, John T., one sister, Mary Joy Allen, granddaughter, Leah and great grandson, Gabriel. Survivors include: two sons, John L. Gresham Jr. and wife, Mary Jane of St. Louis, MO and Frank Allen Gresham and wife, Janet of Daytona Beach, FL; one daughter, Kathleen Marie Everett and husband, Robert A. of Galena, MO; one brother, Frank Allen and wife, Janis of Hot Springs, AR; eight grandchildren, Joshua Michael Gresham Bodwell, Hannah Marie Cardosi and husband, Daniel, Sarah Jane Mattler and husband, Kevin, Rebekah Ellen Vinnedge and husband, Corey, Bethany Marie Gresham, Kathleen Rose Gresham, Haley Catherine Gresham and John Daniel Gresham; three great grandchildren, Oliviana Emerson, Eva Rose Marie Vinnedge and Dean Marcus Cardosi and a host of other family and friends. Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Kimberling City, MO with the Reverend Frank A. Gresham of Daytona Beach, FL officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery Denison, TX May 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to a local food pantry, Ozark Food Harvest, or Whosoever Ministries P.O. Box 9591 Daytona Beach, FL 32120. Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home Kimberling City, MO.
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Hendrix, Kenneth - Celina  
CELINA -Kenneth Hendrix, 73, of Celina, died Wednesday in Weston. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church in Weston. Lesley Massey will officiate. A family visitation was held Saturday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Celina. He is survived by children, Tammie Ragsdale of McKinney, Tralyn Hendrix of Weston and Terry Hendrix of Weston and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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McGee, Doris Lillian (Newhouse) - Garland  
HONEY GROVE - Funeral services for Doris Lillian (Newhouse) McGee, age 88 of Garland, Texas will be on Sunday May 1, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Chapel in Honey Grove, Texas. Rev. Terry Paul Cunningham will officiate. Mrs. McGee passed away on April 28, 2016 in Garland, Texas. Doris Lillian (Newhouse) McGee was born on September 17, 1927 to Walter Denison Newhouse and Jewell Wiley in Honey Grove, Texas. She married Charles Ray McGee in Dallas, Texas on March 1, 1975. Doris worked as an electrician for the Military Testing Company. Mrs. McGee is survived by her daughter; Debra Ruth Scoggins of Garland, Texas. Grandson; Randall Garth Scoggins of Garland, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Charles Ray McGee. Sisters; Ruth Shipman and Rosemary Hennen. Brother; Max Newhouse. For online condolences please go to http://www.coopersorrells.com.
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Pruitt, William Glenn - Denison  
DENISON - William Glenn Pruitt, 76, of Denison, died April 24 at his home in Denison. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kinlock-Pruitt Cemetery in Kinlock, Oklahoma. David Hill officiated. Mr. Pruitt is survived wife, Georgia Pruitt of Denison; two children, Ronda Wilcoxson of New Mexico and Kent Davis of Denison; siblings, Judy Newman of California, Randy Pruitt of Houston, and Linda Swann of Tennessee; and nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.
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Shackelford, Anthy (Grigsby) - Denison  
DENISON -Anthy Grigsby Shackelford, 59, of Denison, died April 24 in Dallas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson-Moore Funeral Home. Danny Wood will officiate. She is survived by mother, Norma Grigsby, son, Aaron Godwin, daughter, Alisa McKinley, sisters, Gigi Toler and Tanya Atkins, and five grandchildren.
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Published in The Herald Democrat on May 1, 2016
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