Gainesville Daily Register

September 18, 2013

Obits 9-19


Bonnie Farr Moore passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

She was born to O.G. (Hart) and Reba (Kennedy) Farr in Gainesville on March 27, 1930.

She was married to Joe Moore and to that union three children were born: Susan, Scott and Steven Moore.

Bonnie graduated from Gainesville High School and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. She was very involved with church activities including Sunday School, Training Union and Vacation Bible School. She also participated and helped with her children’s school and extracurricular activities whether it be PTA, Scouts, room mother, sports, drill team, etc. Bonnie owned and managed The Tree House, a children’s boutique and specialty store, for almost 20 years.

Bonnie was an amazing mother and friend and we all loved her so much. She had such a great personality and always had a smile. Her love of gardening, flowers, cooking and entertaining were a passion and she did it all with such style and beauty.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her brother, Don Farr; her parents O.G. (Hart) and Reba (Kennedy) Farr; and her former husband, Joe Moore.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Susan Moore Gentry and Jerry Gentry of Dallas, Scott Moore and Paula Moore of Durant, Okla., and Steve Moore and Kelli Moore of Norman, Okla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Other family members include cousins, Ella Ruth Kennedy Maddox, Jim and Tommy Kennedy and Jane Farr Stewart. She also had numerous special friends.

Pallbearers are A.J. Beyer, David Buttolph, Mike Hargesheimer, Charles Kennedy, Everett Marler and Steve Snuggs. Honorary pallbearers are Dick Buttolph, Kenneth Kaden, Tom Stark and Charlie Stringer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Sweeney for Children with Diabetes, P.O. Box 918, Gainesville, TX 76241 or the charity of your choice.

A visitation is planned for 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Following a private graveside service, a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Chapel. ADV.


LEWISVILLE — Funeral services for Billy Earl Pace, 69, of Lewisville, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.

A private family interment will follow the service in the Reed Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the funeral home.

Billy was born on Oct. 28, 1943, in Freeport to Homer and Lela Mae (Edwards) Pace.

He passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark.

He is survived by his wife, Joy (Aytes) Pace of Lewisville; son, Charles Pace and his wife Wendy and their children, David and Emily Pace of St. Louis, Mo., son, Steve Pace of Carrollton, son, Wesley Pace and his fiance' Noriko Scott and her son Ernest Scott of Lewisville, and son, Joel Pace of Richardson; brother, James Pace and his wife Geneva of Columbus, Miss.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Graveside services for Bill Shannon, 80, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at New Resthaven Cemetery with Charles Dill officiating. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Shannon passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Corinth after a lengthy illness.

He was born to John and Ella Mae Shannon on Nov. 4, 1932.

Bill graduated from Gainesville High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served honorably from January 1953 to January 1955.

Bill was a talented musician and played the fiddle for 68 years with various bands in North Texas, the most recent being Doug Martin and the Rustlers.

Bill was also a member of Harvey Street Baptist Church in Gainesville.

Mr. Shannon is survived by wife, Phyllis Shannon of Gainesville; son, James Shannon and wife Nita of Pilot Point; stepson, Gregory Murrill of Denton; stepson, Eric Murrill and wife Rebecca of Denton; and stepdaughter, Pamela LaMore of Iowa.  Bill is also survived by 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was loved by many friends and family. He will be sorely missed.

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Funeral arrangements for Martha Bond, 75, of Gainesville, are pending with the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

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