Gainesville Daily Register

July 30, 2013

Obits 7-31

Gainesville Daily Register


LAKE KIOWA — Dolores C. Morici, 86, passed away peacefully and went home to be with her Heavenly Father and husband Joseph S. Morici on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at her home in Lake Kiowa.

Dolores was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1926, to Herbert and Evelyn (Thompson) McLoon.

She grew up in New Brunswick, Canada, with a younger sister, Joan. Dolores met her husband of 67 years during WWII, while his ship was docked in Saint John Harbor. Dolores was a mother of four children: one daughter and three sons.

The newlyweds lived in Arlington Heights, Ill., after WWII ended. Resided there until moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in 1960. Members of the Church of God in Pompano Beach for years until moving to Lake Kiowa in 1996.

She is survived by her four children: daughter, Joseph, Herbert, Robert; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren with a eighth on the way; two nieces; a nephew; and a sister and brother-in-law.

Her husband, Joseph S. Morici, predeceased her in April 2012.

A memorial celebration of Dolores' life will take place on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Forest Lawn North in Pompano Beach, Fla. An arriving welcome hour will begin at 11 a.m. At 12 noon, a memorial service will be given by Pastor Dwayne Marcum with a dinner buffet to follow.

For the many friends and family members that Dolores' life has touched, we thank her for her love, fellowship, friendship and memories. You will always be in our hearts.

Cremation has been entrusted to Bratcher Funeral in Denison.



David Roberts Wright was born in Gainesville, Texas, on Sept. 9, 1955, son of Ona Roberts Wright and Edwin E. Wright, Jr.  

He attended Gainesville public schools, Cooke County Junior College, University of Texas, and graduated from North Texas State University with a BS degree in business and finance.

He was married 29 years to Crystal Renee Murray Wright and was the father to his pride and joy, Victoria Renee Wright.

David served his community through numerous years on the planning and zoning board and as long-time president of the Greater Texoma Utility Authority.  With the Kiwanis, he served in every leadership role and helped them raise money for charity with the annual radio auction.  He bought his first insurance agency at the age of 19, and became partners with his father in Wright and Wright Insurance.

He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Gainesville, where he served as chairman of the board and as elder.

He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Ona Wright.  

He is survived by his wife, Crystal Wright of Gainesville; daughter, Victoria Wright of Fort Worth, father, Ed Wright of Gainesville; brother, Edwin E. Wright III and wife Josie of Dallas; aunt, Caroline Cunningham of Gainesville; aunt, Joy Craig of Fort Worth; cousin, Paula Roberts and husband Doyle of Gainesville; cousin, Allison Fuchs and husband Paul of Keller; cousin, Susan Laminack and husband Truman of Cypress; eight nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Glen Thurman of Gainesville and Larry Lewis of Lawton, Okla.

A memorial service for David will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at First Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Loewen officiating.  

A private burial will take place before the service at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.  

No visitation is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church.

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KELLER — Memorial services for Ophelia Wilma Hite, 96, of Keller, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Bethesda Community Church in Fort Worth with J. Daniel Smith officiating.  

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Este Cemetery in Lake Kiowa under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

Mrs. Hite died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Keller.

She was born Dec. 20, 1916, in Bokhoma, Okla.

Survivors include children, Irene Paasch of Wimbledon, N.D., and Janet Hardin of Keller; siblings, Mildred Smith, Ruth Hooker and Grace Faulk; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Meador Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Light of Life International at

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CALLISBURG — Memorial services for Richard "T-Bone" Johnson, 57, of Callisburg, are set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Callisburg Park.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, July 26, 2013, in Callisburg.

He was born July 8, 1956, in Gainesville.

Survivors include siblings, Greg Johnson of Callisburg, Michael Johnson of Tulsa, Okla., Kimberly Bruce of Oak Ridge.

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