Gainesville Daily Register

Obituaries

January 8, 2013

Obits 1-8

EMOGENE GILMER

Funeral services for Emogene Gilmer, 100, of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Aubrey Spires and Harlan Spires officating with burial to follow in New Resthaven Cemetery.

Emogene passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Muenster Memorial Hospital.

Emogene was born on Aug. 19, 1912, in Thackerville, Okla., to Cicero H. and Alma Lee Rosenfield Spires.

She married Wiley B. Gilmer on Aug. 17, 1930, and was happily married for 48 years. Emogene retired from Chick's department store and she was a lifelong Gainesville resident. Emogene celebrated her 100th birthday in August 2012, with a party held at the former State Theater attended by her family and friends.

Emogene is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Colwell of Fort Worth and Helen Kinne of Denton; siblings, Edna Litsey of Hurst, Aubrey Spires of Gainesville, Harlin Spires of Gainesville and Jimmy Spires of Addison; grandchildren, David Kinne, Chris Colwell, Cynthia Rhodes, Robert Kinne, Debbie Kinne and Carol Casas; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley B. Gilmer, in 1978; her parents; two brothers; three sisters; and a great grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanford House in Gainesville.

You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.

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PATSY MARIE PERKINS

CALLISBURG — Funeral services for Patsy Marie Perkins, 69, of Callisburg, are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronny Hale officating.

Burial will follow in Callisburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Perkins died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Gainesville.

Patsy was born on May 23, 1943, in Gainesville to Gordon and JoAnn Cogburn Fenley.

She was employed as a fabricator at Weber Aircraft.

Patsy is survived by her husband, C.E. “Butch” Perkins; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Rodney Swirczynski; sons, Bryan Hurd, Michael Perkins and Ed and his wife Wendy Perkins; grandchildren, Renee Dunham, Travis Hart, Julie and Blake Kline, Justin, Jamie and Jessica Hurd and Madison and Cody Perkins; great-grandson, Teagan Barnett; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Phyllis Fenley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Rickey Fenley; and son-in-law, James Dunham.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Callisburg Volunteer Fire Department, 116 McDaniel St., Callisburg, TX 76240.

You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.

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