PAULINE “POLLY” REITER
Mass of Christian Burial for Pauline “Polly” Reiter, 87 of Muenster is set for 10 a.m. Friday, January 26 at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster. Rev. Ken Robinson will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services are directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Mrs. Reiter died Tuesday, January 23, 2007, in Denton.
Born March 15, 1919, in Lindsay, the seventh child of George and Elizabeth Sandmann Spaeth, Polly grew up on a family farm northeast of Lindsay. She graduated from Lindsay High School and married Wilfred Reiter in 1941. The couple settled on the Reiter farm north of Muenster. This will always be known as the home place to their 10 children and 26 grandchildren. She will be remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother, never too busy with farming and gardening to help her children or to be active in 4-H with her children, serving many years as a leader. The grandchildren will always remember Grandmother’s imaginative birthday cakes which she personalized to celebrate each of their interests and accomplishments. Polly was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and St. Ann’s Society.
Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Wilfred Reiter of Muenster; daughters and sons-in-law, LuAnn and Paul Kubis of Houston, Texas, Peggy and Charlie DiStefano of Missouri City, Texas, Cheryl and Jim Drozd of Austin, Texas, Lynn and Tim Gibson of Keller, Texas, Kim and Don Wiese of Gainesville, Texas, and Sandy and Chris Felderhoff of College Station; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Reiter of Muenster, Texas, Wayne and Betty Reiter of Richardson, Texas, Paul and Susan Reiter of Spring, Texas and Lloyd and Mary Reiter of Lindsay, Texas; sisters, Evie Felderhoff of Muenster, Texas, Theresa Mae Kuta of Gainesville, Texas, and Georgia Berry of Dallas, Texas; 26 grandchildren, Toby Kubis, Michael DiStefano, Julie Kennemer, Eric Reiter, Tiffany D’Agostino, Chad Drozd, Amy Szeto, Nathan Drozd, Brody Kopenhafer, Tyler Gibson, Brian Wiese, David Wiese, Stephen Wiese, Christina Wiese, Lydia Broglie, Kelly Felderhoff, Rachael Felderhoff, Terry Felderhoff, Daniel Reiter, Brent Reiter, Mitchell Reiter, Blake Reiter, Travis Reiter, Karissa Reiter, Austin Reiter and Chisam Reiter; and 8 great-grandchildren, Allison Kubis, Leslie Goodwin, Rachel Goodwin, William Kennemer, Andrew Kennemer, Ashley Reiter, Alex D’Agostino and Samuel D’Agostino.
Polly was preceded in death by sisters, Tillie Schoech, Mary Haverkamp, Agnes Knuepper and Francis Spaeth; and brothers: Henry and Frank Joseph Spaeth.
Pallbearers will be Michael DiStefano, M.D., Chad Drozd, Eric Reiter, Brody Kopenhafer, Brian Wiese, Terry Felderhoff, Daniel Reiter and Travis Reiter.
Rosary is scheduled for 4 p.m. today, followed by a Vigil at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
ILA MAE WARREN
Services for Ila Mae Warren, 94, of Gainesville are pending with the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mrs. Warren died Jan. 25, 2007, at her residence.
She was employed at S.H. Kress Company, the T.G.&Y.; Company and as a greeter at the Gainesville Wal-Mart for many years.
JESSIE LEROY HERRON SR.
CALLISBURG — Memorial service for Jessie Leroy Herron Sr., 75, of Callisburg is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Fincher officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Herron died Jan. 24, 2007, at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville.
He was born Aug. 1, 1931, in Wills Point to Bennie and Maggie Beatrice Herron. On Aug. 10, 1963, he married Betty Louise Smith. He was of the Baptist faith and was a salesman for the oil field. He had worked at Scivally’s Grocery store for several years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Weaver of Callisburg; son and daughter-in-law, J.L. and Brenda Herron of Callisburg; step-children, Sandra Gibson of Ohio, William Robertson of Ohio, Don Eugene Robertson of Illinois and J.C. Robertson of Illinois; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brother, C.W. Herron of Midland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Betty Herron; and two brothers.
No visitation is planned.
FLOYD WESLEY SMITH
Graveside service for Floyd Wesley Smith, 67, of Gainesville is set for 2 p.m. today at New Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. David Whittington officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Smith died Jan. 24, 2007, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
He was born July 5, 1937, in Gainesville to Wesley and Viola Martin Smith. In September of 1981, he married Barbara Jimerson in Denton. He was employed by the City of Dallas as a truck driver, prior to retirement. He enjoyed fishing and raccoon hunting and was an avid trader. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Smith of Gainesville; sons, Allen Larry, Ronnie, Jerry Don and Wesley Smith; daughters, Connie, Gayla and Mildred Smith; step-daughters, Robin Byrd and Margie Burris; and step-son, James Frazier.
No visitation is planned.
EDWARD EUGENE MAY
Memorial service for Edward Eugene May, 73, of Gainesville is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Rest Land Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Bourne of Genises Metro Church officiating. Cremation is under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. May died Jan. 24, 2007, at Pecan Tree Health & Rehab.
He was born April 15, 1932, in Dallas to Henry Leonard and Hollis Louise (Crim) May. He was raised in the Corsicana State Home and was a supervisor in the oil fields for most of his life. He married Joycelyn Marie Lapeyrouse in Houmal, La.
Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Willard and Nicole May of Frisco, and Melvin May of Houston; daughters, Janene May of Maryland, Patricia King of Gainesville and Sandra Wells of Archer City; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Johns of Athens; and brother, Roy May of Garland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Joycelyn May in 1985.
No visitation is planned.
Graveside service for Rodney Lee, 19, of Whitesboro are set for 2 p.m. Dixie Cemetery in Grayson County with Rev. James Rincker of New Day Tabernacle Church of God in Whitesboro officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
Pallbearers are Clint Knight, Dennis Howard, Alex Davis, Drew Davis, Tony Boaz, Garrett Turnbull, and Curtis Howard.
Visitation will be at the Huff Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Lee died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
He was born Oct. 29, 1987, in Sherman to Shane Rodney Lee and Tina Jones. He was a lifetime resident of Whitesboro. He had worked at McDonald’s and most recently for Caststone. He was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Tina Jones and Gary Dillon of Whitesboro; grandparents, Joyce Cooper of Whitesboro, Kathy Murrell of Whitesboro, Ida and Daniel Dillon of Tioga; sister, Cristen Nicole Lee of Whitesboro; and three uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Shane Rodney Lee on July 6, 1998.
SARA JAN GIBSON LEMONS
Graveside services for Sara Jan Gibson Lemons is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clement-Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Lemons died Jan. 21, 2007, after an 11-year battle against breast cancer.
She was born in Gainesville on May 22, 1958, to Holman H. Gibson and Margaret Alexander Gibson. She attended Gainesville High School and was a graduate of Texas Women’s University. She married Steve Lemons on Dec. 30, 1977. She was very involved in church activities and Bible Study Fellowship. She enjoyed teaching Bible class to many young children throughout her life. She was active in the community with non-profit organizations and her church outreach programs. She and her family moved to South Florida 9 years ago.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Lemons; children, Josh, Jeremy and Jillian Lemons of Parkland, Fla; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Gynelle Lemons of Lake Kiowa; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy and Gayla Brewer of Gainesville; and four nieces and nephews; six aunts; and numerous cousins.
Sara was preceded in death by her parents.
Donations may be made to Gilda’s Club of South Florida; 119 Rose Dr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 or at www.gildasclubsouthflorida.org. Gilda’s Club is a free, not-for-profit organization providing family-centered emotional and social support, networking, and education to men, women, and children living with cancer.
EULA RAY WESTFALL
RICHARDSON — Graveside service for Eula Ray Westfall, 87, of Richardson, formerly of Gainesville, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Herman Plott officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mrs. Westfall died Jan. 24, 2007, at Linden Park Nursing Home in Richardson.
She was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Saint Jo to Raymond and Eula Childress Slaton. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Whaley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Saundra Westfall of Gainesville, Mike and Jean Westfall of Richardson, and Allan and Diane Westfall of Princeton; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Greg Lanham of Gainesville; and son-in-law, David Lyons of Eliasville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Westfall in 1977; and daughter, Truena Lyons in 2006.
No visitation is planned.
WILFORD PRICE LEWIS
Services for Wilford Price Lewis were conducted at Southland Funeral Home in Early on Jan. 19, 2007, followed by interment in Priddy Cemetery near Priddy.
Mr. Lewis died suddenly at his home in Early on Jan. 16, 2007.
He was born in Grayson County on March 11, 1925, and was a saddlemaker for more than 50 years in Texas.
He is survived by his children, Roy E. Lewis of Gainesville, Ray and Steve Lewis of Herford, Ellen Lewis Tieking of Herford, and Nathan Lewis of California.
WILLIAM LEONARD CLARK III
GIDDINGS — Graveside service for William Leonard Clark III, 61, of Giddings is set for 1 p.m. Friday at New Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Luke Smith officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home.
Mr. Clark died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at his residence.
He was born July 24, 1945, in Gainesville to William L. Clark and Ima Dee Bryant Clark. On Oct. 7, 1995, he married Barbara Curran in Arlington. He was a crude oil transporter.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Clark of Giddings; mother, Ima Dee Clark Trammell Mann of Gainesville; daughter, Sonia Sikes of Brackenridge, step-sons, Michael Phillips and Craig Phillips of Mineral Wells; two grandchildren; sister, Linda Kay Broadie of Ashland, Kan.; brother and sister-in-law, Leslie and Regina Clark of Billings, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to Scottish Rite.
PATRICK RAY PRESTAGE
SADLER — Patrick Ray Prestage was born April 2, 1950, in Gainesville, Texas. He died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at his residence.
His parents are Weldon Ray Prestage and Betty Darrell Kirkpatrick Prestage.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Nelson Grove Cemetery in Cooke County. Rev. Rusty Waller will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Mike Hinojosas, Chuck Mills, Clint Vaughn, Malcolm Skinner, Gary Reppond and Jeff Patterson.
Pat Prestage was married to Brenda Bell on June 22, 1974. He had been a member of the Whitesboro Lions Club for 14 years, and was former president, and held various other offices.
Survivors include his son, Patrick Layton Prestage of Whitesboro; and a daughter, Amanda Michelle Darnell, also of Whitesboro; four grandchildren; parents, Ray and Betty Prestage of Whitesboro; sisters, Lou Anne Patterson of Whitesboro, and Polly Pearce of Keller, Texas; four nephews; and one niece.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro, Texas.
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