Gainesville Daily Register

April 17, 2013

Obits 4-17


A Mass of Christian Burial for Gary Schumacher, 48, of Gainesville, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Victor Cruz officiating.  

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  

A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, with visitation to follow, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Schumacher was born Sept. 4, 1964, in Gainesville.  

He passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, in Gainesville.

Mr. Schumacher graduated from St. Mary’s School in 1979, and Gainesville High School in 1983.  Gary began his long and successful career with the City of Gainesville in 1986.  More importantly that year, he married Bonnie Truesdell on Feb. 28.  Gary was a very hard worker and was happiest when serving others. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, grilling and just being outdoors.  Gary was a longtime volunteer with the Gainesville Fire Department.  Gary never met a stranger and would start up a conversation with just about anyone.  Above all, Gary treasured the time he spent with his family — traveling to Colorado and Yellowstone National Park, playing golf with his children and coaching his son’s football teams. Gary touched the lives of those closest to him and countless others — he will be dearly missed by all.

Survivors include wife, Bonnie Schumacher of Gainesville; son, Brandon Schumacher of Gainesville; son, Shaun Schumacher and wife Christina and granddaughter Ryleigh of Collinsville; daughter, Delaney Schumacher of Gainesville; parents, Melvin and Patsy Schumacher of Gainesville; mother-in-law, Wanda Truesdell of Gainesville; brother, Dale Schumacher and wife Dianna of Gainesville; brother, Kenny Schumacher of Gainesville; sister, Karen Privett and husband Sonny of Gainesville; brother, Dennis Schumacher and wife Diana of Gainesville; brother, Ronnie Schumacher of Gainesville; twin brother, Jerry Schumacher and wife Sandra of Gainesville; brother-in-law, Scott Truesdell and wife Brenda of Gainesville; brother-in-law, Randall Truesdell and wife Nicki of Gainesville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mr. Schumacher was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ted and Katie Gremminger and Henry and Elizabeth Schumacher; and father-in-law, Richard Truesdell.

Pallbearers will be Gary’s brothers and brothers-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the City of Gainesville.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.  

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Loving father and grandfather Dee Ross “Shorty” Sutton went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, April 15, 2013.  

He died at the age of 73 at Integrity Transitional Hospital in Denton.  

Shorty was born Aug. 1, 1939, in Muenster to Anderson Paul and Delia Mae (Richardson) Sutton.

He and Brenda Kay Poynor were married Nov. 2, 1957, in Gainesville. Mr. Sutton served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a machinist for Northrop Grumman in Grand Prairie and was a union representative for 12 years.  Shorty was the owner of Hobby Artistic Creations and Wood and was best known for his wooden boxes.  He was a member of Prairie Point Church of the Nazarene where he served as a board member.

Funeral services for Dee Ross Sutton will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Prairie Point Church of the Nazarene in Rosston with the Rev. Larry Wright and the Rev. Ricky Kerr officiating.  

Interment will follow in Rosston Cemetery under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.  

Pallbearers will be Jace Sutton, Tristin Middleton, Zac Presley, David Bennett and Darrel Sutton.  

Visitation is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral home.

Survivors of Shorty Sutton include his son, Brian Sutton and his wife Debbie of Forestburg; daughter, Jalise Middleton and husband Mark of Forestburg; brother, Travis Sutton of Forestburg; 10 grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Patsy Sutton.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, Darin Sutton and Bradley Sutton; and sisters, Juanita Cote, Johnnie Ruth Blankenship and Callie Presley.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetic Association or Prairie Point Church of the Nazarene.

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Funeral services for Benita M. Faltermier Garrett, 51, of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Eastside Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating.  

Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Benita Garrett died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Gainesville.

She was born May 26, 1961, in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include daughter, Sara Beth Faltermier of Gainesville; parents, Fran and LeRoy Faltermier of Gainesville; and sister, Rebecca Riddels of Gainesville.

Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cooke County VIPs (Special Olympics), in care of Lois Essenburg, 203 Daniel Ct, Collinsville, TX 76233.

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Funeral services for Jimmy Wolfe, 27, of Gainesville, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.  

Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.  

Mr. Wolfe died Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Cooke County.

He was born May 21, 1985, in Denton.

Survivors include daughter, Lexie Wolfe of Gainesville; stepson, Andre Lawson of Gainesville; father, Hugh Wolfe of Gainesville; sister, Brittany Gates of Gainesville; and grandparents, Joe Carroll McElreath and Jim Wolfe of Gainesville and Betty Lucas of Wylie.

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