Gainesville Daily Register

March 11, 2014

Obits 3-11

Staff Report


Doris Finch Legge, 86,  passed away on March 9, 2014.

She was born in Chatfield, Texas, on September 30, 1927 to William and Beulah Jeffers Finch.

Her father, a cotton farmer, became a widower when Doris was 4. Her sister, Estelle, helped to raise Doris. Her other siblings included Frances, James, and Boyd. She attended school in Rice, Texas.

Her first job was part-time at J.M. Dyer, where she earned $1 per day, then moved on to a bank, where she earned a bit more. She later landed a job as a secretary at Texas Power and Light in Corsicana.

In Corsicana, she met a WWII Navy veteran, M.C. Legge. They met on a double blind date, each was paired with another person. M.C. and Doris hit it off so well that they switched dates. They married on October 16, 1948. Doris later recalled that instead of a wedding reception, they went to New Orleans, LA, where M.C. stopped at a gas station and bought two packages of Fig Newtons and two Dr. Peppers to celebrate the union.

In 1960, M.C. accepted a job at National Supply in Gainesville, Texas. Doris and M.C. became very close to Maureen and Richard Pyle.

Friends continued to play a key role in their lives. Doris was known as an exceptional cook and for her manner of making everyone feel welcome. She had an easy laugh, and loved playing practical jokes. She possessed a love of life. Even when she had to move from her home into a nursing facility, she enjoyed everything from visits from friends and family to watching a roadrunner out the window and cheering for the Texas Rangers.  

Doris was an active member of First Baptist Church since moving to Gainesville in 1960.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, M.C. Legge; sisters, Frances and Estelle; brothers, Boyd and James and nieces, Ethel Swanner and Susan Mears.

She is survived by nieces, Pam Durio and Mary Loofbourrow; nephews, Boyd Brown, John Anderson and his wife, Debby, James Finch and Joe Loofbourrow.

The family wishes to thank her close friends, Anna Jo and Doug Selby, Mary Tibbits, and Mary Holland, along with a host of others for their loving care and companionship to Doris.

The family also expresses gratitude for the years of care provided by Trice Henry and the staff of Renaissance Care Center.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hubert Wright officiating.  

Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.



Memorial services for Charles “Butch” Links, 69, of Gainesville, are set for 2:00 PM Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Chapel with Dr. Eddie Chennault officiating.

Mr. Links passed away March 9, 2014 in Denton.

Butch was born May 18, 1944 in Gainesville to Charlie L. and Chloe Gladys Links.  

He served in the United States Air Force from 1966 - 1969. He married Barbara Anne Watson on December 22, 1977 in Saginaw.

Butch was a professional golfer for ClubCorp for 15 years and at the Gainesville Municipal Golf Course from 1986 to 2005.  He also played for the PGA Senior Tour in the late 1990’s.

Butch is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Links of Gainesville; son, Charles Linden Links III of Euless; daughter and son-in-law, Julia Joann and Marcus Sewell of Sherman.  He is also survived by 5 grandchildren.

Mr. Links was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Margie Williams; sister Billie Giles; and sister Jane Siegmund.

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MUENSTER – Funeral services for Charles Edward “Doodle” Wimmer, 98, of Muenster were held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Ken Robinson officiating.

Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home of Muenster.

Mr.Wimmer died March 6, 2014.

He was born Dec. 14, 1915 in Durant, Okla.

Survivors include his children, Sharlene Schilling, Shari Sampson, Sandra Wimmer, Randy Wimmer and Ricky Wimmer; siblings, Lucille Zimmer, Billie Reinart and Gracie Luke; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Trust.


Memorial services for Thomas Hobart Thompson, 58, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Thompson died March 9, 2014 in Gainesville.  

He was born Aug. 2, 1955 in Stephenville.

Survivors include his wife, April Thompson of Gainesville; children, Shannon Gonzales of Arlington, Patricia Owen of Austin and Chelsea Thompson of Gainesville and sister, Penny Biggers of Burleson.

Memorials may be made to Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter.

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