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Obituaries

November 7, 2012

OBITS 11-7

SHARON FRANCIS EARL

LAKE KIOWA — Funeral services for Sharon Francis Earl, 61, of Lake Kiowa, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Kersey officiating.  

Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.  

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the funeral home.

Sharon passed away Nov. 2, 2012, in Lake Kiowa.

Mrs. Earl was born July 12, 1951, in Duncan, Okla., to Vernie R. Manuel and Ollie E. Davis.

Sharon loved her family and friends and would do anything for anyone.  She enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time on her back porch.  She has many friends who love her and will miss her very much.  She worked as a nurse tech at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman for several years prior to taking care of her dying mother.

Mrs. Earl is survived by her husband Ron Earl of Lake Kiowa; sons and daughter-in-law Robert W. Mitchell, Sr. of Gainesville; Aaron and Kim Earl of Gainesville; Robert W. Mitchell, Jr.; daughters and son-in-law Jennifer and Chris Tipps of Sanger; Kristil Mitchell of Little Rock, AR; Christina Joslin of Gainesville; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, and one sister.

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

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GERALD WAYNE GRIFFITH

Graveside services for Gerald Wayne Griffith, 70, of Gainesville, are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Woodbine with Pastor Kenneth Reiter officiating, under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

Gerald was born in Bowie on May 19, 1942, to Claude Lee and Jessie Lois Faulkner Griffith.

He passed away on Nov. 5, 2012, in Denton.

Gerald was a ranch hand and loved to rodeo. In the mid to late sixties, he rode bulls and bareback broncos professionally.

He is survived by his brother, C. L. Griffith Jr., of Forestburg; brother, Billy Joe Griffith of Panama City Beach, Fla.; sister, Sandra Kay Carrigan of Tioga; brother, Paul Ray Griffith of Wichita Falls; sister, Shirley Fay Griffith of Gainesville; brother, Matt Freddie Griffith of Gainesville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Elijah George Griffith; sister, Jessie Lee Griffith; sister, Mary Ann Burkhart; and brother, Van Gordon Griffith.

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

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