HASKELL EUGENE VAUGHAN
THACKERVILLE Okla. – Funeral services for Haskell Eugene Vaughan, 55, of Thackerville, Okla. are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home chapel in Marietta, Okla. with Bro. Murray McMurray officiating.
Burial will follow in Legate Cemetery under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Mr. Vaughan died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in Thackerville.
He was born March 31, 1958 in Gainesville.
Survivors include his mother, Frances Vaughan of Thackerville; and brother, Roger Vaughan of Whitesboro.
You may sign the online registry at wattsfuneralhome.com.
WANDA LOU (WELCH) LUEBKE
HOOD – Wanda Lou (Welch) Luebke, 76, of Hood, a loving and faithful wife, sister and mother, passed away peacefully, Sunday Jan. 5, 2014.
Wanda was born in Cooke County on Jan. 12, 1937.
Wanda grew up in Hood. She lettered in basketball and graduated from Era High School in 1955. Wanda was the Sunday school secretary at the Hood Methodist Church. Soon there after graduation, she met John F. Luebke, whom she later married on Dec. 27, 1957.
In 1959 they moved to Oregon where they had pastoral responsibility for 10 churches over the span of 22 years. They relocated back to Wanda’s hometown of Hood in 1983. She soon began working at the Denton State School. There she was promoted to supervisor. Wanda received recognition for her outstanding service and dedication. She retired after 22 years. Wanda and John have resided in Hood ever since.
On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with funeral services being held at 2 p.m. on the same day. Visitation and funeral services will be at the DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with Wanda’s first cousin, Rev. Rich McGee officiating. Burial will follow at the Sanger cemetery.
Wanda is survived by her husband of 56 years, John F. Luebke of Hood; children, Mark Luebke and wife Sue of Cedar Hill, Richard Luebke of Washington, Michael Luebke and wife Misty of Terrell; 9 grandchildren, Angeleen, Nathan, Rochelle, Jeanette, Joshua, Shasta, Dallas, Tiffany and Jasmyn; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Welch) Hammons and husband Leroy of Krugerville, brother, C.W. Welch Jr. and wife Sue of Wylie; 4 nieces, Lou Ann, Brandi, Kristi, and Marilyn; and 2 nephews, Allen and Bryan.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Cecil and Ola (Tucker) Welch of Hood and youngest sister, Elaine Herr of Denton and her nephew, Charles Mitchell of Ft Worth.
She was a member of the Hood Community Club and the Era Methodist Church.
Wanda was a spring of generosity, selfless service, extreme patience, and was always reflecting the love of Christ to all.
ROBERT EUGENE LASALLE
A memorial service for Robert Eugene LaSalle, 50, of Gainesville, are set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Gainesville Civic Center.
Mr. LaSalle died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
He was born Jan. 30, 1963 in Glen Cove, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife Becky LaSalle, children, Melissa LaSalle, Robert K. LaSalle and Emily LaSalle; father Robert J. LaSalle; siblings, Daniel LaMere, Steve LaSalle, Bradley LaSalle and Timothy LaSalle; and 4 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Robert E. LaSalle Benefit Fund at First State Bank in Gainesville or mailed directly to their home.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
Priviate services for Roger Chance Parkhill, 57, of Gainesville will be set for a later date.
Mr. Parkhill died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Gainesville.
He was born June 2, 1956 in Gainesville.
Survivors include sisters, Bonnie Liddell of Marietta, Okla. and Stormy Laine of Hood.
You may sign the online registey at www.geojcarroll.com.
RICARDO EMMANUEL LOPEZ MATA
Graveside services for Ricardo Lopez Mata, 27, of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Lopez Mata died Dec. 25, 2013 in Gainesville.
He was born Aug. 24, 1986 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Survivors include father, Ricardo Lopez of Guadalajara, Mex.; mother, Jacqueline Mata of Gainesville; children, Adriana Lopez of Marietta, Okla. and Victoria Lopez of Marietta; siblings, Yesenia Lopez, Juan Lopez, Adriana Lopez of Los Angeles, Calif., Beba Mata and Jesus Mata of Gainesville; grandmother, Raquel Mata of Gainesville; and grandfather, Victor Olvera of Gainesville.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
THELMA HASKEL BELCHER
WHITESBORO – Funeral services for Thelma Haskel Belcher, 94, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Whitehead officiating.
Mrs. Belcher died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in Pilot Point.
She was born Jan. 15, 1919 in Detroit, Mich.
Survivors include children, Earl Belcher, Jr. of Austin, George Belcher of Aubrey, Melinda Tucker of Winters, Danny Belcher of Whitesboro, Donald Belcher of Sherman, Robert Belcher of Houston and Ana Beth McIntyre; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
No visitation is planned.
You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
LAKE KIOWA – Services for Ronald Edward “Eddie” Hawkins, 46, of Lake Kiowa, formerly of Moore, Okla., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Connerville, Okla. First Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Sundbye officiating.
Burial will follow at Connerville Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada, Okla.
Mr. Hawkins died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at a Sherman hospital.
He was born Oct. 28, 1967 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dearborn, Ohio to Jimmie Ray and Carol Jean Duncan Hawkins. He lived most of his life in Moore, Okla. and graduated from Moore High School in 1985. He also attended Rose State College.
Mr. Hawkins was employed with UPS until 1987. He then was employed in the Sheet Metal Union until retirement in 2009. He relocated to Lake Kiowa where he lived with his daughter and furry friend Teddy. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Gainesville.
Survivors include his daughter, Tori Hawkins, of the home; his parents, Jim and Carol Hawkins of Lake Kiowa; a brother, Tony Hawkins and wife Dana and children Stoney, Brock and Raylie, all of Frisco; aunts, Barbara Williams and husband Bob of Ada, Okla. and children Vicki of Ada, Laura of Stonewall, Okla. and Bob of Stonewall; Martha Southard and husband Tom of Oklahoma City and children Tracey of Tulsa, Okla, Jamie of Pensacola, Fla. and Lee of Oklahoma City; Juanita Tilley and husband Kenneth of Casa Grande, Ariz. and children, Linda of Hastings, Neb., Kris of Concord, N.H. and Steve of Greer, S.C.; and many other cousins and relatives.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Raymond and Ova Hawkins and Ervin and Lorene Duncan and best friend, Robert Davis.
Bearers will be his cousins and nephews.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.
WANDA MARIE KAMMERDIENER
ARLINGTON – Services for Wanda Marie Kammerdiener, 79, of Arlington are set for 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington.
She died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in Arlington.
Mrs. Kammerdiener was born June 1, 1934 in Gainesville.
Survivors include children, Jay Kammerdiener, Kay Bacon, Jo Kammerdiener and Dan Kammerdiener; sister, Patsy Brown; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.