BENITA M. FALTERMIER GARRETT
Funeral services for Benita M. Faltermier Garrett, 51, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Eastside Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Benita was born May 26, 1961, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
She passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Gainesville.
Benita graduated from Gainesville High School in 1981. She loved being outside and visiting all of her neighbors. Benita was known as the “neighborhood leaf raker.” Intrigued by bells, Benita had an extensive collection that she had accumulated over her lifetime. Those closest to her would frequently receive hand written cards and paintings. Benita annually competed in the Cooke County Special Olympics. She was very successful in competition, particularly in her favorite events, the shotput and 50-meter walk. Benita competed just last week in the 2013 Special Olympics. Above all, Benita treasured the time she spent with her family.
Survivors include parents, Fran and LeRoy Faltermier of Gainesville; daughter, Sara Beth Faltermier of Gainesville; sister, Rebecca Riddels and husband Chris of Gainesville; niece, Kaitlyn Riddels; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Benita was preceded in death by grandparents, Rufus T. and Sarah Jane Campbell and LeRoy and Myra Faltermier, Sr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cooke County VIPs (Special Olympics), in care of Lois Essenburg, 203 Daniel Ct, Collinsville, TX 76233.
Pallbearers will be: Paul Hamilton, Jason Carlile, Ken Essenburg, Charlie Land, Tracey Branch and Zach Branch.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
DEE ROSS “SHORTY” SUTTON
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 the 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.
To sign the online registry go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.