Gainesville Daily Register

January 31, 2013

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Funeral services for Joyce Rosson Bindel, 76, of Gainesville, are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.  There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Chuck Aaron officiating.

Joyce Rosson Bindel, Olena to her school friends, was the daughter of Arthur Paul "Pete" Rosson and Eunice Olena Rosson. She was born in Cooke County on July 31, 1936, and attended school in Era, excelling in basketball and according to Joyce, all other subjects except history.

After high school, she took accounting classes at Cooke County Junior College. She then took a part time bookkeeping job at Southland Paint Company is the hopes of staying on long enough to be able to buy some furniture. Roughly thirty years later, she retired from Southland Paint Company as its Chief Financial Officer. Retirement didn’t take on the first try and she took a similar position with Poly-Pipe. At both stops she made lasting friendships.

She was the former wife of Lt. Colonel Joe Frank Berry and the widow of Gilbert J. Bindel.

Joyce was preceded in death by her mother and father; a sister, Mary Nell Rosson who died in infancy; niece, Vicki Sue Monkers; son-in-law, Martin Tamez; and husband, Gilbert J. Bindel.

She is survived by her three children, Byron Berry of Rosston, Brenda Russell and her husband, Mike of Frisco, and Denise Tamez of Ardmore, Okla.

Joyce is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Elbert and Gwen Rosson; brother and sister-in-law, William Lonnie "W.L." and Lena Rosson; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie Sue and James Wilson; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Lou and Gary Hillis; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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Funeral services for Ola Jean Henderson, 88, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Whaley United Methodist Church with Dr. Chuck Aaron officiating.  

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Henderson passed away Jan. 28, 2013 in Sherman.

She was born Dec. 18, 1924 in Gainesville to J.H. and Tabitha Cain.  Mrs. Henderson worked at Camp Howze during WWII with her sisters.  She married Milton Henderson on June 1, 1944 in Gainesville.  Following the war, Mrs. Henderson worked for Stanley and Montgomery Ward.  Before retiring, she joined her husband at ACME Cleaners, which Milton had acquired in 1972.

Mrs. Henderson always looked forward to spending quality time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events.  She loved to square dance and religiously watched the Cowboys, Rangers, and Gainesville Leopards.  Mrs. Henderson was also a seamstress and made many fond memories at Stanford House.

Survivors include: son, Charley Henderson and wife, Pam of Gainesville; grandchildren, Chris Henderson and wife, Jennifer of Lewisville, Chad Henderson of Gainesville, and Courtney Henderson of Denton; great-grandchildren, Addison and Caden Henderson; sisters, Ruth Smith of Houston, and Kathleen Sammons of Irving; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton Henderson; grandson, Curt Henderson; brothers, Bill and Cal Cain; and sister, Allie Belle Futrell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Whaley UMC and Stanford House.

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Douglas Dean “Doug” Houtchins, age 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his residence at Lake Kiowa, Cooke County, near Gainesville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Gainesville Bible Church at 601 N. Radio Hill Road, with Pastor Mark Wascom officiating, assisted by Rev. Joe Knox.   

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Electra Memorial Park.

 Arrangements are under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home of Iowa Park.

Doug was born June 2, 1931 in Harrold, to Howard H. and Hilda (Bilstine) Houtchins.  He married Anna Doris White on Dec. 23, 1950 in Electra.  

He served in the National Guard and was owner and operator of oil production.  Doug lived in Electra for several years before moving in 1970 to Saint Jo and the Gainesville area.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Rebel Houtchins, and a son, Toby Houtchins.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Doris of Lake Kiowa; daughter, Bethanne Houtchins Moore and son, Adam, of Gainesville; son, Christopher Houtchins and wife, Lettie and children, Daniel, Andrea and Alex of Garland; son, Casey Houtchins and wife, Stacy of Saint Jo; a brother, Dewayne Houtchins, of Arlington; a sister, Yedell Abbott of Wichita Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family suggests memorials to American Lung Association of Texas, or a favorite charity.

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Funeral services for Don Ray Finch, 68, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at First Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Gainesville with the Rev. Preston Brown officiating.   

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Mr. Finch died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Gainesville.

He was born Jan. 4, 1945, in Gainesville.

Survivors include children, Willistine Hardin of Marlin, Robert Lee Hardin of Wichita Falls and Alfred Ray Hardin of Gainesville; and siblings, Josephine Finch of Gainesville, George Finch, Jr. of Marietta, Okla., and David Lee Finch of Brookline, Mass.

Visitation is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the funeral  home.

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SAINT JO — Funeral services for Elbert Ignatius Lind, 92, of Saint Jo, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster with the Rev. Ken Robinson officiating.

Burial will follow in Garden of Memories in Tampa, Fla., under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Muenster.

Mr. Lind died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Muenster.

He was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Belize, Central America.

Survivors include daughter, Jennifer Shiffer; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Rosary/vigil is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Trust Fund or the Knights of Columbus.


MUENSTER — Funeral services for Thomas Bradley Barrett, 48, of Muenster are set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Muenster with Rev. Ralph Gourley officiating under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster.

Mr. Barrett died Jan. 29, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.

He was born May 10, 1964 in Waco.

Survivors include his wife, Terri Barrett of Muenster; children, Caitlyn Klement and Ashton Barrett, both of Muenster; father, Charles Barrett;  siblings, Danny Barrett and Steve Barrett and one grandchild.

Visitation is planned for 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Muenster.

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