NANCY CHARLES FISHER LEWIS
ANDERSON, MO. — Nancy Charles Fisher Lewis, age 82, of Anderson, Mo., passed away at her home on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, with her loving husband by her side.
Nancy was born Sept. 17, 1930, in South Bend, Ind., to the late James and Helen (McFarren) Charles.
She married Paul Lewis on Dec. 13, 1997, at Granbury. She graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Indiana in 1948, and was chosen to be the Easter parade queen. Nancy graduated from Indiana University in 1952, with a B.S. in education. She had a career as an educator for 45 years. She taught students from kindergarten to the college level. She earned her first of three master's degrees in special education. She was about to complete her Ph.D when she had the opportunity to become principal of the elementary campus in Glen Rose.
Nancy worked closely with Tarleton State University and her elementary school was selected to be one of the mentor schools for the state of Texas. She retired in 1997, as a special education teacher, an elementary teacher, a diagnostician, an early childhood teacher and as an administrator. Nancy touched the lives of many and her love for children was a driving force throughout her life.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Paul Lewis, of the home; her son, David Fisher and wife Michelle of Glen Rose, Texas; a sister, Phyllis Rinehart and husband Don of Brandon, Miss.; two grandchildren, Tiffany Fisher Brooks and Hunter Fisher; a stepson, Philip Lewis of Denver, Colo.; two step-grandchildren, Jeffery Lewis and Cari Lewis, both of Oklahoma City; cousins, Billy Charles and wife Niki of Marion, Ind., Sarah Davis and husband Tim of Indianapolis, Ind., and Helen Leonard of San Jose, Calif.; along with a host of other family, friends and neighbors who will dearly miss Nancy.
Memorial service for Nancy Charles Fisher Lewis will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes. Reverend Laura Fleetwood and Reverend Marilyn O'Brien will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes, when the family will receive friends at this time.
Interment will be held at a later date in the Historic Estate of Serenity Cemetery in Marion, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice in loving memory of Nancy.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
“Spread your beautiful wings you are now free, a guardian angel with God you can now be.”
You ask me why I love you, sweet,
since there are better men.
You set my thoughts a wandering;
why do I love you then?
It may be there are arms as strong;
there may be eyes as bright;
It may be there are gayer smiles
and footsteps just as light.
It may be there are clearer minds,
which I have never met,
and spirits that could kindle mine
with wits that’s keener yet.
It may be there are gentler hearts
and souls as deep and wise
But in the mingling of the brew
love’s secret savor lies.
Then not for body, mind or heart,
but for their perfect blend.
I loved you first, and love you still
and shall, without an end.
Whitesboro resident June Mabry died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Texas Health Presbyterian, WNJ Hospital in Sherman.
She was born Oct. 26, 1935, in Gainesville to Odell and Caliadonia (Ballard) Moser.
June married Alvin Thomas Mabry on Sept. 5, 1953, in Gainesville. She was a graduate of Gainesville High School and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. June was a tax assessor for Cooke County, retiring after 25 years of service.
Survivors of June Mabry include son, Dennis Mabry and wife Louise of Whitesboro; daughters, Debbie Kerr and husband Billy of Southmayd and Shelah Bean of Whitesboro; two sons she loved as her own, Kevin Breeden and wife Charlotte of Wichita Falls and Bryce Breeden and wife Tammy of Oakridge; sisters, Raudine Womacks of Gainesville and Gayle Moser of Gainesville; brother, Eurshlee Moser and wife Rhonda of Gainesville; grandchildren, Josh Mabry of Aubrey, Trevor Mabry of Whitesboro, Krystal Kerr of Callisburg, Kristopher Kerr and wife Michelle of Southmayd and Vincent Bean of Whitesboro; and great-grandchildren, Aaron Beyer of Southmayd, Baylee Beyer of Southmayd, Kody Kerr of Southmayd and Nathan Kerr of Southmayd.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel with the Rev. Carl Bilderback officiating.
Grandsons and great-grandsons, Kristopher Kerr, Aaron Beyer, Vincent Bean, Josh Mabry, Trevor Mabry, Kevin Breeden, Bryce Breeden and Rick Balent will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be 7 tp 9 p.m. Thursday evening, Dec. 27, 2012, at the funeral home.
Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
Gainesville resident John Wicker passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Denton Regional Hospital at the age of 65.
John was born May 16, 1947, in Gainesville to John Curry Wicker Sr. and Doris Laverne (Buffington) Wicker.
He was a Gainesville High School graduate, attended Texas A&M University and received an associate's degree from Cooke County Junior College. John was vice-president of Boss Glove Manufacturing for 13 years and also worked for Nocona, Justin and Tony Lama Boot Company. He loved football and auctions and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel with Dr. Bennie Slack, pastor of First Baptist Church Montague, officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Wicker, Ryan Wicker, Ryan Schell, Cody Cartwright, Rusty Cartwright, Dwight Hill, Adam Wicker and William Baker.
Visitation was Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the funeral home under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
John Wicker is survived by his wife, Shirley Wicker of Gainesville; children and their spouses, John Carroll and Ronnie Wicker of Gainesville, Christopher Evan Wicker and Christy Fritz of Gainesville and Wendy Dawn and Jonathan Kramer of Garland; brother, Jimmy Wicker of Dallas; sister, Lorie Cartwright of Valley View; and grandchildren, Jonathan Wicker, Ashley Schell, Ryan Wicker, Eric Schell, Ryan Schell, Kirk Kramer, Nate Kramer and Madeline Kramer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jerry Wicker.
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
Funeral services for Earnestene Bryant, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at First Baptist Church Valley View with the Rev. Glenn Kersey, church pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Valley View Cemetery.
John Bryant, Wade Fleitman, Larry Blevins, Dustin Bryant, Lance Kirkpatrick, Toby Johnson, Borden Jetsenberger, William Bryant and Richard Bryant will be pallbearers.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the church before service time. Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Earnestene was born March 26, 1935, in Marietta, Okla.
She died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Whitesboro Health and Rehab Center.
She married Henry Douglas Bryant on Jan. 26, 1951, in Ardmore, Okla. Mrs. Bryant was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a member of First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and loved quilting and spending time with all of her grandchildren.
Survivors of Earnestene Bryant include sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Douglas and Barbara Bryant of Valley View, Donald Ray and Becky Bryant of Valley View and Jimmy Lynn and Susan Bryant of Forestburg; daughter and son-in-law, Lana Sue and Billy Wolf of Woodbine; brother, Carl Wayne Brewer of Elgin, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Harvey Webster Brewer; sister, Dorothy Cox; and granddaughter, Amy Bryant Kirkpatrick.
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MINNA FAYE COOK
SAINT JO — Funeral services for Minna Faye Cook, 87, of Saint Jo are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Coleman and the Rev. Larry Kruger officiating.
Burial will follow in Mountain Park Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cook Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Bowie.
She was born Oct. 8, 1925 in Muenster.
Survivors include daughter, Dayle Cullum of Alvord; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Saint Jo.
EMMET JAMES REEVES
SAINT JO — Graveside services for Emmet James Reeves, age 72, of Saint Jo are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Mountain Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Ricky Kerr officiating.
Burial will follow in Mountain Creek Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Mr. Reeves died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Muenster Health and Rehab.
He was born Nov. 17, 1940, in Cooke County.
Survivors include son, Marty Reeves; and siblings, Eddie Jo Reeves and Thomas Reeves.
NANCY JANE WEST
Memorial services for Nancy Jane West, 55, of Gainesville, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home.