CLIFFORD JEAN HAINES
ROSSTON — A memorial service for Clifford Jean Haines, 92, of Rosston, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Whaley United Methodist Church under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
No visitation is planned.
Clifford was born in Girard, Texas on March 9, 1921, the first born to Clifford Henry and Lora Haines.
He passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Denton.
Clifford graduated from Abilene High School in 1939. He was a great athlete in both football and basketball. His senior year, the Abilene High School basketball team played for the state championship but was defeated in the finals. He attended Abilene Christian College for three years on a football scholarship. During that time he learned to fly and later became a flight instructor before the war. After WWII started, he volunteered and joined the Army Air Corps. He was stationed in Colorado where he continued training pilots for combat duty in B-25 bombers. Towards the end of the war, he was sent to the Philippines where he provided air cover for our ground troops during WWII. When the war ended, Clifford returned to Texas and enrolled in Hardin Simmons University completing his business degree. Hardin Simmons University is where his parents had always wanted him to go and he was glad that he was able to achieve their wishes.
In 1947, he moved to Ft. Worth where he went to work as a manager at Montgomery Ward. It was at Montgomery Ward where he met Helen Settle, and they married on Feb. 6, 1948. He had various jobs working in the oil fields in Midland and Snyder. He then returned to Hondo Air Force Base as a civilian instructor, where he continued training military pilots to fly. Following that, he took a job with Camp Oil Company and moved to San Antonio. While at Camp, he was an office manager and accountant until his retirement. He always said that Camp Oil Company took him in and treated him like one of the family. After he retired, he and Helen moved from San Antonio to Lake Kiowa before eventually moving to Rosston to live on the Settle family farm.
Clifford is survived by his sister, Ernestine Largent of Granbury; brother and sister-in-law, Dalton and Glenda Haines of Lubbock; daughter and son-in-law, Gerri and Chuck Bardo of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Harry Littleton of Sweetwater; and daughter and son-in-law, Lori Jean and Trey Hidy of New Braunfels. He is also survived by six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four nieces, two nephews, seven great-nephews and three great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; and a son-in-law, Mike Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Whaley United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
GARY LYNN MACK
Gary Lynn Mack, 58, born in Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013, peacefully at his home.
Gary accepted Christ at a very early age and rededicated his life to the Lord 20 years ago.
Gary was born Oct. 8, 1954; he graduated from Gainesville High School and attended college in Oklahoma before heading to California to live with his brother Jimmy.
Gary returned to Texas where he loved spending time with his brothers and friends playing organized sports. Gary especially enjoyed riding on his motorcycle and attending all the major bike rallies. Everything Gary enjoyed became even more special 25 years ago when Gary was blessed with his beautiful daughter Kecia who he shared his world with.
Gary worked with the Texas Youth Commission giving more than 30 years of loyal and faithful service devoted to the welfare of the children of Texas. He was deacon for more than 20 years at Corinth Baptist Church before making Antioch Christian Fellowship his church home where he was actively involved in the men’s ministry, The Brotherhood.
Gary was married to Sharon A. Mack (Marrow) on Aug. 3, 2002, and his life was now complete. Gary spent the last 11 years happily married spending his time with his loving wife. Gary and Sharon did everything together including riding his motorcycle, traveling to his favorite cities, attending plays and musicals, going to the movies, cooking for each other and spending time with their family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Lee Mack Young and Cliff Lawson; as well as his brother, Jimmy Lee Henderson.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Marrow Mack of Flower Mound; seven sister-in-laws; brother-in-laws; three children, Kecia Lynn Mack of Denton, Denise Francis Hornsby of Atco, N.J., and Clarence M. Marrow III of Lewisville; eight grandchildren; five brothers: Ronnie Mack of Little Elm, Charles Mack of Arlington, Gregory Mack of Gainesville, Lilton Lawson of Gainesville and Paul Lawson of Gainesville; one sister: Alice Rambo of Gainesville; one aunt, Eddie Mae Scott.
A public viewing will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Antioch Christian Fellowship of Corinth.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013. Antioch’s Senior Pastor Christopher J. Respass will be officiating.
Burial will follow the funeral at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Flower Mound Family Funeral Home at www.flowermoundfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Marine Corps Toy Drive. (www.toysfortots.com)
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MARY LOUISE CHILDRESS
Funeral services for Mary Louise Childress, 82, of Gainesville, are set for 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Grand Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Lorne officiating.
Burial will follow in New Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Childress died Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Gainesville
She was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Clarksville.
Survivors include children, Alice Rambo of Marietta, Okla., and Lilton Lawson. Paul Lawson and Joyce Manuel of Gainesville; sister, Ruth Nicholson of Gainesville; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the funeral home.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
LaVERNE F. HOMSLEY
MUENSTER — Funeral services for LaVerne F. Homsley, 98, of Muenster, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Saint Jo Church of Christ with Jason Bentley officiating.
Burial will follow in Poolville Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Muenster.
Mrs. Homsley died Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Muenster.
She was born July 10, 1914, in Union Point.
Survivors include children, Queenie Walterscheid and Barbara Traweek.
Memorials may be made to Saint Jo Church of Christ or Poolville Cemetery Association.
LUCILLE MILDRED PARKHILL
Graveside services for Lucille Parkhill, 91, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating.
Mrs. Parkhill, 91, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Gainesville.
She was born Feb. 6, 1922, in Burns City.
Survivors include children, Steve Ward and Jimmy Ward of Gainesville; seven stepchildren; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County.
You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
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