Gainesville Daily Register

March 20, 2013

Obits 3-20


COLLINSVILLE — A graveside service for Calvin Granville Johnson, 87, of Collinsville, is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Mt. Zion Cemetery with pastors Jordan Johnson and Jerry Davis officiating.  

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, in Corinth.

Mr. Johnson was born May 28, 1925, in Cooke County to Granville and Lizzie McClusky Johnson.

Survivors include wife, Betty Johnson of Collinsville; son, Kerry Johnson and wife Janet of Collinsville; son, Kenny Johnson and wife Laura of Richardson; son, Kevin Johnson and wife Kitty of Grapevine; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Perino of Joliet, Ill.; and brother, James Johnson and wife Lee of Collinsville.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association.

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Funeral services for John Marcus Barnes, 80, of Gainesville, are set for Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Barnes passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Denton.

John was born on July 16, 1932, in Gainesville to Oliver and Johnnie Ruth Dresser Barnes.

John served in the United States Army during the Korean War and upon returning from the service, he ran the Marysville Store and then retired from National Supply after 30 years where he was a foreman in the welding shop. He loved hunting and fishing but most of all playing dominoes at the Stanford House. John also loved his family dearly.

John is survived by his wife, Lenora Barnes of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Calvin Mosley of Forestburg; son, Marc Barnes of Gainesvi daughter; Vickie Hess of Muenster and son and daughter-in-law; Sonny and Denise Barnes of Gainesville; stepdaughter, Susie Drummonds and her husband Ken; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Loretta Thompson of Thackerville, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Amos Thompson; and stepson, Harold Hughes.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Richey, Winnie Sherrill and John McGee.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanford House, 401 W. Garnett, Gainesville TX 76240.

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(March 27, 1928 –

March 16, 2013)

Funeral services for Tom Hammer are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Commerce Street Church of Christ, 602 N. Commerce St. in Gainesville, and Jay Culpepper will officiate.  

Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with services under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Lunch will be served at the church following the graveside service.  

Tom departed to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2013, from Harris Heart Hospital in Fort Worth.

Tom was born on March 27, 1928, in Graham, Okla.

He was the fourth of seven children of long-time Gainesville residents T.M. and Willie Hammer. Tom married Melba Faye Fore in November 1946, and they lived in Gainesville from then until 1957, and again from 1967 until 1974. Thereafter, Tom lived in Gainesville as caregiver for his mother until her death. Eight years later, in 2012, he moved from Gainesville into a retirement community in Granbury and resided there until his death. Tom was employed throughout his career by numerous companies operating in the oil well service and equipment industry. He was involved in various aspects of oil and gas production in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana.

Tom is survived by sons, David and Robert Hammer; daughter-in-law, Kay Hammer and her daughters Christi and Keri; grandsons. Paul, Peter and Ben Hammer; sister, Judy Hammer Nehib; and brother, Edwin Hammer. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three older sisters; and a younger brother.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hammer, Peter Hammer, Ben Hammer, Mike Rosenberg, Randy Leach and Terry Goode.  

You may sign the registry at the Commerce Street Church of Christ or at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Commerce Street Church of Christ.

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ALEXANDER CITY, ALA. — Graveside services for Angelina Ensey Driskell, 63 of Alexander City, Ala., are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg with the Rev. Dale Berry officiating under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Saint Jo.

Mrs. Driskell died Monday, March 18, 2013, in Alexander City, Ala.

She was born June 16, 1949, in Kalispell, Mont.

Survivors include her son, Cody Curren; father, Dawson Ensey; siblings, Sherry Floyd and Byron Ensey; and one grandchild.

Visitation is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at the funeral home.


WHITESBORO — Funeral services for Vergie Fenley, 90, of Whitesboro, are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with the Rev. Lonnie Dotson and Dr. Richard Montgomery officiating.

Burial will follow in New Rest Haven Cemetery.

Mrs. Fenley died Monday, March 18, 2013, in Whitesboro.

She was born on March 20, 1922, in Bolivar.

Survivors include children, Melba Daniels of Denton and Dana Kizzar of Valley View; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Congregational Methodist Church, 763 CR 222, Gainesville, TX 76240, or Your Neighbors House, 201 S. Union St., Whitesboro, TX 76273.

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Funeral arrangements for Daniel Martin of Gainesville are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.                        

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