NORRIS MICHAEL DILL
FORT WORTH — Norris Michael Dill passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May, 21, 2013, in Greenwood Chapel.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to www.lifegift.org in memory of Norris.
Norris was born Jan. 25, 2013, in Fort Worth to Jacob and Brooke Dill.
Our baby man brought so much joy and a lifetime of memories in the short time he was with us. We love you and miss you.
Survivors include parents, Jacob and Brooke Dill; paternal grandparents, Gary and Gina Dill; maternal grandparents, Tracey and Carol Jones; paternal grandfather, Tom Snyder; maternal great-grandparents, Sondra and Dennis Madigan; maternal great-grandparents, Jayne and Wayne Jones; paternal great-grandparents, Pat and Mike King; paternal great-grandmother, Clara Mae Wiese; maternal great-grandmother, Betty Snyder; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Mae Ward.
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CHARLES RUSSELL (CHARLIE) YOUNG, JR.
A memorial service for Charles Russell (Charlie) Young, Jr., 80, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Mr. Young passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Gainesville.
He was born May 10, 1933, to Charles Russell and Louise Lydstone Young, Sr. in Gloucester, Mass.
Charlie was one of a kind and was befriended by many. Charlie retired from the City of Gainesville Utilities Department in 1987, after 30 years of service. He owned and operated Young’s Rubber Stamps for over 40 years and he was the operator of several water and wastewater systems in the area. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950, and was stationed in Wichita Falls when he met the girl he would marry, Mary Lou. After retirement, you seldom saw Charlie without his wife Mary Lou beside him. He later was stationed in Waco, where their first son Ronny was born. They moved to Gainesville in 1956, where Charlie became the meter reader for the City of Gainesville. In 1957, they had their second son Donald Russell and then in 1960, their third son Kenneth Ray was born. Charlie served as a coach for all three of his sons Little League teams and seldom missed any activities that they were involved with. Charlie believed that you had to work for everything that you got, and worked very hard to obtain his GED and then began attending night classes at what is now North Central Texas College where he graduated in 1974. He was a member of the Texas Water Utilities Association for over 50 years, and missed only a couple of monthly meetings during that time. Charles was loved by many for the special person that he was!
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ronny and Debbie Young of Lake Kiowa, Donny Young and India Atteberry of Gainesville and Kenny and Mija Young of Denton; and sister and brother-in-law, Ronnie and Charlene Newman of Gloucester, Mass. He is also survived by six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two nieces; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 58 years, Mary Lou Winters Young.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
VALLEY VIEW — Graveside services for Casey Holloway, 60, of Valley View, are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Mountain Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.
Casey Holloway died Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Sherman.
Casey was born on March 8, 1953, in Kermit.
Survivors include son, James Bussell of Valley View.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
CLIFFORD JEAN HAINES
ROSSTON — A memorial service for Clifford Jean Haines, 92, of Rosston, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Whaley United Methodist Church under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
No visitation is planned.
Clifford was born in Girard, Texas on March 9, 1921, the first born to Clifford Henry and Lora Haines.
He passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Denton.
Clifford graduated from Abilene High School in 1939. He was a great athlete in both football and basketball. His senior year, the Abilene High School basketball team played for the state championship but was defeated in the finals. He attended Abilene Christian College for three years on a football scholarship. During that time he learned to fly and later became a flight instructor before the war. After WWII started, he volunteered and joined the Army Air Corps. He was stationed in Colorado where he continued training pilots for combat duty in B-25 bombers. Towards the end of the war, he was sent to the Philippines where he provided air cover for our ground troops during WWII. When the war ended, Clifford returned to Texas and enrolled in Hardin Simmons University completing his business degree. Hardin Simmons University is where his parents had always wanted him to go and he was glad that he was able to achieve their wishes.
In 1947, he moved to Ft. Worth where he went to work as a manager at Montgomery Ward. It was at Montgomery Ward where he met Helen Settle, and they married on Feb. 6, 1948. He had various jobs working in the oil fields in Midland and Snyder. He then returned to Hondo Air Force Base as a civilian instructor, where he continued training military pilots to fly.
Following that, he took a job with Camp Oil Company and moved to San Antonio. While at Camp, he was an office manager and accountant until his retirement. He always said that Camp Oil Company took him in and treated him like one of the family. After he retired, he and Helen moved from San Antonio to Lake Kiowa before eventually moving to Rosston to live on the Settle family farm.
Clifford is survived by his sister, Ernestine Largent of Granbury; brother and sister-in-law, Dalton and Glenda Haines of Lubbock; daughter and son-in-law, Gerri and Chuck Bardo of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Harry Littleton of Sweetwater; and daughter and son-in-law, Lori Jean and Trey Hidy of New Braunfels. He is also survived by six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four nieces, two nephews, seven great-nephews and three great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; and a son-in-law, Mike Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Whaley United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
DANIEL BRYAN MICHAEL SAWERS
Daniel Bryan Michael Sawers, 16, of Gainesville, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his home.
He was born Jan. 7, 1997, in Denton to Bryan David and Karyn (Thurman) Sawers.
He was a sophomore at Callisburg High School. He was a member of the Baptist church.
He is survived by his parents, Bryan and Karyn Sawers of Gainesville; sisters, Amy Richardson of Gordonville, Maegan Hall of Golden, Mo., and Jenna Twiner of Era; a brother, Duane Sawers of Era; grandmothers, Mary Anne Sawers and Nita Thurman of Denton; nephews, Dakota Richardson, Jacob Hall and Hunter Twiner; and nieces, Payton Twiner and Brooklyn Sawers.
A visitation was Monday, May 20, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville,
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Shiloh Cemetery at Corinth.
Pallbearers will be Duane Sawers, James Thurman, Michael Champion, Chris Oz Fulton, Jeremy Daniel and Jared Hall.
Online condolences may be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com.
Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust St. in Denton, is in charge of arrangements.
MILDRED LORENE WILLIAMS
Mildred Lorene Williams passed peacefully to her Heavenly home on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the age of 82.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1931, to Frank and Opal Rhoades in Hobart, Okla.
Mildred grew up as the oldest of six children on a peanut farm in Burneyville, Okla. She attended Pike Elementary School and Courtney High School as a youth, where she excelled in basketball. Her father instilled in her hard work and honesty, and her mother taught her kindness and generosity.
Mildred was a homemaker and raised six children. In 1967, she completed a correspondence course at the Bible Institute of Texas, receiving six credit hours. In 1970, as her oldest child was graduating from high school, Mildred was graduating with a licensed vocational nursing degree from Gainesville Memorial School of Training. She worked as a nurse for many years, employed at nursing homes and hospitals in the Gainesville area. She later accepted a job at National Supply. Following its closing, she began work as a LVN at the Gainesville State School; she retired with 10 years of service in 1996.
Mildred came to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the age of 20. Her deep faith and passion for His Word was her driving force. She loved listening to radio Bible preachers and gospel music. She was always memorizing scripture and sharing it with anyone who would listen. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her children and grandchildren to follow in this legacy of faith, strong work ethic and truthfulness. Her hobbies included painting, reading, gardening, crocheting and baking.
She was active in many churches in the community, where she impacted everyone by her witness. Currently, she was a member of Harvey Street Baptist Church. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Mildred is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Sharon Williams of Gainesville, Gary and Patty Williams of Ft. Worth, Bryan and Jamie Williams of Decatur and Johnny and Susie Williams of Gainesville; sister, Fannie Jo McCurley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Leslie West and Elaine and Bruce Keeler; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Sharon Rhoades; and sister-in-law Pat Rhoades, 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her only daughter, Sue; second son, Ricky; father and mother, Frank and Opal Rhoades; brother, Lee Rhoades and great-nephew, Andrew Hollandsworth.
Services will be held at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Brian, Luke, Lance, Abe and Ty Williams and nephew Roger Rhoades.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
JAMIE FAYE (MERCER) WILLIAMS
WHITESBORO — Funeral services for Jamie Faye Williams, 43, of Whitesboro, are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Wayne Harris officiating under the direction of Meador Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Whitesboro.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1969, in Gainesville.
Survivors include husband, John Williams of Whitesboro; children, Amanda Dawn Cryer of Yukon, Okla., Ashley Nicole Kirby of Whitesboro, Jennifer Williams of Stillwater, Okla., and Christopher William Kirby and John Charles Williams, both of Sadler; parents, Don and Faye Mercer of Mannsville, Okla.; siblings, James Mercer of Gainesville and Jeanette Mercer of Sadler; and one grandchild.
You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.