Gainesville Daily Register

April 6, 2013

Obits 4-7


A memorial service for Casey Allen Bilbrey, 36, of Gainesville, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Minister Frank Sikes officiating.

Mr. Bilbrey passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his residence.

Casey was born July 8, 1976, in Bowie to Susan Darlene Macready and Charles Lowe.

Mr. Bilbrey loved spending time with his children.  Family and friends were very important to him.  He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.  Collecting antiques was one of his favorite hobbies.

Casey is survived by his children, Zoey, Trinity and Riley; mother, Susan Macready; father, Irby Macready; sister and brother-in-law, Ingrid and Emilio Vasquez; grandmother, Alma Montgomery; and nieces and nephews, Matthew Bilbrey and Olivia Vasquez.

Mr. Bilbrey was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lowe; aunt, Leveda Dean; grandparents; and great-grandparents.

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Bill Hinchey, 79, of Gainesville, a longtime resident of Valley View, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, in the beautiful setting of his daughter’s home with his wife, son and daughter at his side.

He was a devoted husband, an inspiring father, a loving grandfather and great-grandfather and a motivational teacher to so many in the community. His life was a wonderful example of the Christian walk with great love, discipline, faith and honor for his God and country. At his core, Bill was a teacher. He lived Deuteronomy 6:1-7 by guiding and teaching his family, friends, and students about the love of Christ.  He was truly happiest when he was with his family and friends, but was also an avid cyclist and travelled through Ireland on a cycling tour when he was 65 to see his heritage.

Bill was born on Nov. 10, 1933, in Davis, Okla., to Wilma Burris Hinchey and Leroy Hinchey.  

He was married to Carol Doreen Bates Hinchey for 57 years.  He was father to Becky Lee Hinchey Jenkins and husband Carey of Gainesville; and to Johnny Noel Hinchey and wife Darla of Corinth.  He was grandfather to Alex Noel Jenkins and wife Katie; and to Colin Lee Hinchey, Connor Noel Hinchey and Audrey Caroline Hinchey; and was great-grandfather to Benjamin Locke Jenkins.

Bill graduated from Carey High School in 1952, and served in the United States Army as a staff sergeant in the Korean conflict. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in industrial arts degree from North Texas State University in 1977, and his elementary education degree in 1981. He worked at National Supply as well as Jones & Laughlin Steel in Gainesville, but was most fond of being a fifth grade teacher for 15 years later in life for the Valley View Independent School District.

He attended Calvary Baptist Church since 1964, where he served as a men’s Sunday school teacher and a deacon. He was also a member of the Gideon’s International.

Bill is survived by his wife; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Brandenberger and husband Buddy; as well as sister-in-law Juanita Nowlin and husband Jerrill; and sister-in-law, Sharon Reynolds.

The family wishes to thank the compassionate staff of Solaris Hospice Care and his very special sister-in-law, Sharon Reynolds.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville.  

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Gainesville.

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Funeral services for Elizabeth Schully, 94, of Gainesville, are set for 11 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Wright officiating.  

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Schully was born July 25, 1918, to William S. and Lillian Amelia Hughes, Sr. in Brookfield, Mo.  

She passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Gainesville.

Survivors include son, Dan Schully and wife Fran of Lindsay; daughter, Susan Menzie of Gainesville; daughter, Jodi Schully of Gainesville; grandson, Patrick Schully and wife Bethany of Lindsay; grandson, Mathew Menzie and wife Michele of Denton; grandson, Mark Menzie and wife Carrie of Lindsay; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Goodman of College Station; sister-in-law, Gloria Hughes of Los Altos, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Schully was predeceased by her parents; husband, Joe Schully; brother, William S. Hughes, Jr.; sister, Thelma Gray; and granddaughter, Melissa Schully.

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KENNESAW, GA. — Memorial services for Lila Jean Price, 85, of Kennesaw, Ga., formerly of Gainesville and Lake Kiowa, are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Lake Kiowa Lodge.

Mrs. Price died Friday, March 22, 2013.

She was born in Tyler to D.R. Bryan and Mamie Haney Bryan.

Lila was a graduate of Texas Women’s University and of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Gainesville and a member of the Lake Kiowa Chapel Choir.

Mrs. Price is survived by two sons, Jon Price of Gainesville and Jim Price of Wichita Falls; one daughter, Jan Gardner and husband Don of Kennesaw, Ga.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one niece; two nephews from her deceased sister, Patsy Carlson of Houston; as well as her brother-in-law, Bob Carlson.

Medford-Peden Funeral Home in Marietta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.     



Graveside services for Ruth Davis, 80, of Gainesville, were Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Nocona Cemetery with family members officiating under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis died Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Gainesville.

She was born July 7, 1932 in Montague County.

Survivors include children, Deborah Abi and Scharlene Hinshaw of Gainesville and Gerry Davis of Nocona; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 8111 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251.

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