PATSY RUTH BARTHOLD
ERA — Funeral services for Patsy Barthold, 79, of Era, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Era Baptist Church with Bro. Donnie Miller and the Rev. Bill Black officiating.
Burial will follow in the Era Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Patsy was born on Nov. 4, 1933, in Muenster to Clarence S. and Frances McCool Hudspeth.
She passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2013, surrounded by her family at her residence.
Patsy married Johnny Barthold on Nov. 4, 1950, and together they had three children. She drove a bus for Era ISD and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Era, but her number one priority was her children and grandchildren, whom she enjoyed going to the lake and camping with. She also enjoyed helping her husband and the Baptist Men build churches in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota and Old Mexico. In Louisiana, she helped feed the people after Hurricane Katrina.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Johnny; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Tricia Barthold of Valley View; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Randy Miller of Era; son and daughter-in-law, Frankie and wife Darlene Barthold of Era; and grandchildren, Cori, Chance, Abby, Bria, Tiffany, Shanda, Cason, Misty and Kristy. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence “Dink” and Rose Hudspeth of Myra; and sister-in-law, Paulette Hudspeth of Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Peggy Hammer; a brother, Daniel “Butch” Hudspeth; and a grandson-in-law, Steve Tucker.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Barthold, Brenda Miller, Frankie Barthold, Chance Barthold, Cason Miller and Canyon Ramsey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Baptist Men, Era Cemetery Association or Home Hospice of Cooke County.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.\
AVANELL (RAGSDALE) BEANE
Funeral services for Avanell (Ragsdale) Beane, 83, of Gainesville, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Deacon Danny Laws officiating, assisted by John Clark and Mike Spain.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro.
No formal visitation is planned.
Mrs. Beane died Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Gainesville.
She was born May 8, 1929, in Delaware Bend Community to Doss and Pearl (Phelps) Ragsdale.
On Nov. 29, 1947, she married Bill Beane. She was a nurse for over 20 years and a member of the Bowie Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law; Butch Beane and wife Theresa of Gainesville, Joe Lynn Beane and wife Jacqueline of Port Orange, Fla., and Hoot Beane and wife Sherrie of Gainesville; grandchildren, Patrick Beane and wife Michelle of Roswell, N.M., Toby Beane and wife Becki of Gainesville, Dr. Randall Beane and wife Ashley of Washington D.C., Lori Woodard and husband Cory of Lindsay and Cory Beane of Gainesville; great-grandchildren, Katie Beane of Gainesville, Cheyenne Woodard of Lindsay, Seth Beane of Gainesville and Ender Beane of Washington D.C.; a brother, Buck Ragsdale of Aubrey; and a dear friend, Jeanne Sadau of Gainesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, R.D. and Pearl Ragsdale; her husband, Bill Beane; infant son, Billy Don Beane; and five brothers and sisters.
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Funeral services for Joan Brown, 74, of Gainesville are set for Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County.
The family received friends on Monday, May 6, 2013, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joan passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Gainesville.
Joan was born on March 14, 1939, in Denton County to John David and Lena Marie Howard Carter. She was a homemaker and loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joan loved doing activies with her family including fishing, having BBQs and growing roses.
Joan is survived by her children, Donna Patterson and her husband David of Gainesville, Terry White of Gainesville, David Price and his wife Melissa of St. Jo and Ronda Scallon and her husband Bill of Gainesville; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and brothers, Bobby Grimes, Coy Carter and his wife Brenda.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Brown; her parents; brother, Charles Leon Grimes; and a grandson Kelsey Patterson.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
STEVE PAUL KRAHL
Steve Paul Krahl, age 68, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, Denton Regional Medical Center.
Born to Joe and Elizabeth Krahl on Aug. 3, 1944, in Archer City. Steve moved to Gainesville at the age of 4, where he lived for 46 years. Steve was a farmer and dairyman until 1979. He always seemed to have a gift for selling and he loved to talk to people. After leaving the diary business, he went to work for the Knights of Columbus selling life insurance and later worked for JC Penney Insurance Company, which eventually became a Metropolitan insurance agency.
During his tenure with Metropolitan, he was invited to the Summit. Steve was recognized in the top four for sales in the state of Texas for three years straight. When his son Shane graduated from Texas A&M University, Shane joined Steve in the Denton office working for Metropolitan. Eventually Metropolitan closed their Denton office, leading Steve and Shane to establish their own independent agency. Krahl Insurance has been at its current location since the year 2000. Steve had a great love for people and talking. He was at his best while in his role as “PR man” for Krahl Insurance. Public relations was really his gift and I’m certain that all his customers would agree.
In 2004, he began his courageous battle with lung cancer, which finally took its toll. Steve’s hobbies were hunting, fishing, gardening and baking fresh bread which he learned from his mother. He enjoyed taking fresh vegetables to his customers. He was a very caring man. Steve loved to tell his customers about the travels that he and his wife, Vickie, enjoyed. Most memorable of these travels were the cruise to Alaska they took for their 10th anniversary and the Mediterranean cruise celebrating their 25th anniversary.
Steve was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for 50 years and later St. John’s Catholic Church of Valley View and St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Denton.
Preceded in death by his father Joe Krahl and mother Elizabeth Krahl; brothers, Martin, Eddie and George Krahl, sister Mary and husband Emmett Sicking.
Survived by his wife of 29 years, Vickie; his daughter, Shawna and husband Bryan Johnson of Lake Kiowa; his son, Shane and wife Julie Krahl of Denton; stepsons, Michael Martin and wife Sara and Benny Tischler of Pilot Point; stepdaughter, Jeanice and husband Steven Jarrett of Krum; four grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Also survived by his brother, Jimmy and wife LaChrista Krahl; sisters, Vickie Self, Millie and husband Ronnie Kessler and Patsy and husband Sheldon Lutkenhaus of Gainesville; Lydia and husband Jim Garraway of Montogomery, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Nancy Krahl and Virginia Krahl of Gainesville and Margie Krahl of Muenster; brother-in-law, David and wife Casandra Stallings of Carrollton and Dorothy Wilson of Kingston, Okla.
Rosary with visitation to follow will be held Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gainesville with Fr. Victor Cruz officiating.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Puckett, Trent Krahl, Shannon Taylor, Martin Tischler, Steven Jarrett and Justin Serna.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Krahl, John Broyles and Ronnie Stone.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
WHITESBORO — A memorial service for LaBoyte Dick, 78, of Whitesboro, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.
A visitation will follow the service.
Mr. Dick passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Callisburg.
LaBoyte was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Delaware Bend to Mertie and J.R. Dick. He served in the USAF for seven years and then went to work for National Supply, where he retired after 21 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing until he could no longer do it.
LaBoyte is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruby Dick of Whitesboro; daughter, Tina DeBarge and husband Tim of Houston; brother, T.H. Dick of Whitesboro and sister, Niobe Nolen of Farmers Branch; brother-in-law, Thomas Riddle of Gainesville; grandchildren, Misty Foreman and husband Jason of Baton Rouge, LA, Jessica Dick of San Antonio and Jeremy Dick of Casper, Wyo.; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ricky Dick; and sister, Kydeen Riddle.
The family would like to thank niece, Gloria Neu and friend Debbie Mask for their support.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
GEORGETOWN — Alton Laird, 87, of Georgetown, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013, after a courageous five-week battle with complications arising from heart surgery and gallbladder surgery. On the morning of his peaceful passing into the presence of the Lord, he was surrounded by his wife and his three children.
A service celebrating Alton’s life was held on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Georgetown Church of Christ, 1525 W. University Blvd., Georgetown, TX 78628.
Interment will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown.
Honoring Alton as pallbearers will be Chad Baird, Blake Laird, Brian Bowers, Cole Dabney, Rex Laird and Don Raney.
Alton was born June 13, 1925, in Brookhaven, Miss., to the late Jesse Josiah and Nettie Storm Laird.
His life story is truly amazing. A Depression child, his father died, leaving five children and their mother in 1932. As a young boy, Alton began caring for his family and foreshadowing the man of integrity he was to become. To help his widowed mother provide for their family, he sold newspapers, earning two cents each. If he sold fewer than three papers, his lady employer gave him a nickel with which he purchased a loaf of bread to take home to his mother. Alton continued to work through high school, helping to support his family.
Graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, Alton went on to serve his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II. In the late 1940s, Alton met the love of his life, LaNelle Norris, on Aug. 20, 1948, in Baytown. Together they began building their family on the strong foundation of love for the Lord and one another. After his time with the armed services and using the GI Bill, Alton earned his degrees. He attended the University of Houston and achieved his bachelor’s degree, his master’s degree in administration and his doctorate in education. Alton worked for Lee College in Baytown for more than 25 years, serving as a chemistry professor, basketball coach and dean of students. In 1973, Alton moved his family to Gainesville, where he worked as the president of Cooke County College. Alton and LaNelle have always had many friends with whom they have shared many meals and good times in their homes in all three towns where they have lived. Alton always spent time with his children, attending all of their activities and giving them wise advice whether they wanted it or not! He achieved a successful career as a leader in the academic field as well as in the communities where he and LaNelle lived. Even post-retirement years, he never really retired, but continued to enjoy part-time employment in real estate as well as the antique business where he enjoyed his hobby of refinishing furniture as well as restoring and selling old houses. Alton’s community service included serving as president of the Rotary Club in all three towns where they lived. But his greatest joy was serving the Lord in the various churches he and LaNelle attended through their married years. Alton served as an elder in the Church of Christ for over 40 years, including Missouri Street Church of Christ in Baytown, Hillcrest Church of Christ in Gainesville and most recently the Georgetown Church of Christ. He was a man of conviction in all capacities where he served. A word to describe Alton is “BUILDER.” He was instrumental in separating the junior college in Baytown from the public schools and helped design and oversee the buildings in the first projects built for Lee College, where they are still being used today. He had a leadership role in in the building of the Missouri Street Church of Christ in Baytown, expanding the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Gainesville, and building the completely new facilities at the Georgetown Church of Christ during the past 15 years. Alton would say that his proudest legacy is the family that he and LaNelle built together. Each person in the family has great respect and love for him as well as many cherished memories of life. He cherished each one with an unconditional love.
Alton is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Nettie Laird; and his siblings, Lawrence Laird, Roy Laird and Winnie Nell Laird.
Alton will truly be missed by his loving wife of over 64 years, LaNelle Laird; his children, Jody Bowers and her husband Bill, Jess Laird and his wife Susan and Molly Cour and her husband Mike; his brother, Roland Laird and his wife Joveta. Alton leaves behind to continue his legacy of service and family pride to his six grandchildren, Cori Bowers Baird and her husband Chad, Brian Bowers and his wife Barbara, Blake Laird, Cole Dabney, Rex Laird, Michaela Cour, Ellie Dabney, Rex Cour and Luke Cour; his great-grandchildren, Kate Baird, Ryan Baird, Ben Baird, Jack Bowers, Luke Bowers and Kirby Rainey; along with a host of other loving family members and friends.
Memorial donations in Alton’s memory should be made to the Georgetown Church of Christ Building Fund, 1525 West University Blvd., Georgetown, TX 78628.
Personal words of comfort may be sent to the family online at www.gabrielsfuneral.com.
CHARLES “CHARLIE” LEANDER McDANIEL
Charles “Charlie” Leander McDaniel passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth at the age of 53.
Charlie was born Oct. 11, 1959, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to M.L. McDaniel and Janice O’Brien; he was one of three children.
On May 21, 1979, Charlie married Joan McDaniel. He was a gifted musician. He loved music, playing guitar, fishing, playing games, helping others and spending time with his family; and he never met a stranger. Of all the things Charlie accomplished in his life, he cherished loving and taking care of the love of his life the most. He was a beloved father to Charla, Cain and Ozzy. Charlie was truly the life of the party, because he loved life. His wit and peculiar way of seeing life will sorely be missed.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Joan McDaniel of Forestburg; daughter, Charla McDaniel of Bowie; son, Charles Cain McDaniel and his wife Elizabeth of Melissa; son, Ozzy McDaniel and his wife Jenifer of Rapid City, S.D.; father, M.L. McDaniel and his wife Linda of Dallas; and his sister, Deborah Liard of Baton Rouge, La.; Charlie is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, family and a host of good friends.
Charlie was preceded in death by his grandmother, Edwina Alford; mother, Janice O’Brien; and brother, Malcolm McDaniel.
Funeral services for Mr. McDaniel are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Sonny Cole and Lloyd Morris officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hardy Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 7, 2013, at the funeral home.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
JACKY LYNN BOYD
WHITESBORO — Funeral services for Jacky Lynn Boyd, 67, are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Sherman Bible Church with Andy Boyd and Denny Henderson officiating.
Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.
Mr. Boyd died Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Sherman.
He was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Wichita Falls.
Survivors include children, Andy Boyd of Sherman and Keith Boyd of Whitesboro; siblings, Jimmy P. Boyd and Dolloris “Sissy” Howard of Wichita Falls, Jerry Boyd of Gillette, Wyo., and Thomas “Bud” Boyd of Sherman; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the funeral home.
You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
CAROLYN SUE (OLDHAM) HARTMAN
MARIETTA, OKLA. — Funeral services for Carolyn Sue (Oldham) Hartman, 62, of Marietta, Okla., are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Marietta, Okla., with the Rev. Jerry Turner and Rev. Lawrence Anderson officiating.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta, Okla., under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Mrs. Hartman died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Dallas.
She was born June 15, 1950, in Fort Worth.
Survivors include daughters, Regina Gibbs McGill and Ashley Hartman Hilburn of Marietta, Okla.; stepbrothers, Paul Reynolds of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Don Reynolds of Mesquite; and seven grandchildren.
You may sign the online registry at www.wattsfuneralhome.com.
CAROL WHITSON DOLLAR
RUNAWAY BAY — Funeral services for Carol Whitson Dollar, 69, of Runaway Bay, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dollar died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Dallas.
Funeral arrangements for Rodney Leeper, 58, of Gainesville are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.