Gainesville Daily Register

December 4, 2012

OBITS 12-4

Gainesville Daily Register


WHITESBORO — Memorial services for Gary Howser, 69, of Whitesboro, are set for 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at 301 Parker Lane in Whitesboro.

Mr. Gary Howser died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his residence surrounded by loved ones.

He was born Dec. 24, 1942, in Dexter.

He served in the Army.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Howser of Whitesboro; children, Julie (Howser) Land and Shalana (Howser) Howard; parents, Lloyd and Doris Howser; brother, Jim Howser; grandchildren, Jessica Betancourth, Jace Wilson, Taryn Land, Noah Land, Tripp Howard and Camron Howard; and great-grandchildren, Mia and Hagen Betancourth.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice Plus.

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MUENSTER — Weldon Lavonne Reid, 77, of Muenster, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Renaissance Care Center.

Funeral services for Mr. Reid will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel with the Rev. Bill Black, pastor of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, officiating.  

Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.  

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Joey Martin, Nathan Sandmann, Greg Russell, Shane Kennedy, William Harrell, Nicholas Yosten and Nathan Chatterley, and nephew, Danny Fellers. John Yosten, John Walterscheid and Rick Stewart will serve as honorary bearers.  

No visitation is planned.

Weldon was born in Saint Jo on Oct. 10, 1935, the son of Barney and Hattie Mae (Blodgett) Reid.    

He married Peggy Jo Clark on Jan. 22, 1955, in Gainesville. Mr. Reid worked for Cooke County Electric for 46 years before retiring. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved to garden, fish, hunt and watch movies.

Survivors of Weldon Reid include the love of his life, wife, Peggy Reid of Muenster; daughters and sons-in-law, Laneta and Ernie Martin of Muenster, Roxie and Phillip Russell of Muenster, and Mechal and Rex Harrell of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Rusty Lynn and Monnie Reid of Muenster; brother and sister-in-law, Thurman and Margie Reid of Marietta, Okla.; grandchildren and their spouses, Joey and Jeanie Martin of Gainesville, Yvonne and Nathan Sandmann of Valley View, Greg Russell of Gainesville, Angela and Shane Kennedy of Callisburg, William and Laura Harrell of Valley View, Stephanie Harrell of Gainesville, Telisha and Nicholas Yosten of Lewisville and Jennifer and Nathan Chatterley of Aubrey; great-grandchildren, Caleb Sandmann, Chloe Sandmann, Alex Gates, Nicole Gates, Zachary Kennedy, David Kennedy, Kay Ellen Kennedy, Gracie “Rosebud” Harrell, Breanna Yosten, Emma Yosten, Derek Yosten, June Chatterley and Trevor Reid; and great-great-grandchild, Rockie Ricardo.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Weldon Lavonne Reid, Jr.

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