FRED NOEL McCAIN
DENTON — Fred Noel McCain, 90, of Denton, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1923, in Gainesville to Tillison Noel McCain and Pearl Ward McCain.
He married Mary Lou Ray on July 22, 1949, and served in the United States Navy. He was a graduate of Gainesville High School and received his bachelor’s and master degrees from the University of North Texas, formerly NTSC. He was retired from the University of North Texas as the athletic director and professor.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Denton in the main sanctuary.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville.
Fred is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Karen McCain-Otto and husband Steve; son, Ray Noel McCain and wife Jodi Margaret; brother, Horace McCain; one grandchild, Brad Noel McCain; seven nieces and nephews; and granddog, Curly Lou Otto.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jerry and Ward McCain.
A special thanks to Kind Companions, in particular, Mona, Joyce and Mary.
BOBBY J. CRITES
DENISON — Funeral services for Bobby J. Crites, 67, of Denison, are set for Saturday, March 2, 2013, with the Rev. Rusty Denny officiating.
Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
Mr. Crites died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
He was born Oct. 9, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Crites of Denison; children, Rebecca McClain of Howe, Richard Lee Crites of Denison, John Edward Crites of Irmo, S.C., and Steven Ray Crites of Sherman; brother, Gene Crites; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the funeral home.
The online guest register may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com.
SHIRLEY ANN FRANKLIN
Memorial services for Shirley Ann Franklin, 53, of Gainesville, are set for 12 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Mt. Olive First Missionary Baptist Church in Gainesville with Preston Brown officiating.
Mrs. Franklin died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
She was born Aug. 31, 1960, in Gainesville.
Survivors include children, Douglas Wilson, Shirley Marie Franklin, Annis Franklin and Helen Franklin; mother, Marie Wilson; and siblings, Alice Jackson, Linda Wilson and Sarah Pleasant.
BILLY BLAND FRAZIER
LAKE KIOWA — Memorial services for Billy Bland Frazier, 76, of Lake Kiowa, are set for 12 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Lake Kiowa Lodge with the Rev. John Hare officiating under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Frazier died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Denton.
He was born on Dec. 20, 1936, in Bonham.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Frazier of Lake Kiowa; children, Donna Cataldo of Plano and Scott Frazier of Dallas; sister, Nell Johnson; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Lake Kiowa Lodge Chapel, P.O. Box 1736, Gainesville, TX 76241.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
DEBORAH “DEBBIE” SAMPSON
SAINT JO — Funeral services for Deborah “Debbie” Rosealea Smith Sampson, 58, of Saint Jo, are set for 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Saint Jo with the Rev. Sharon Smith and Rev. Larry Coleman officiating.
Mrs. Sampson died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at her home.
She was born Oct. 15, 1954, in Fort Worth.
Survivors include husband, Paul Gene Sampson of Saint Jo; children, Jason Sampson, Chris Sampson and Todd Sampson; siblings, Melva Griffay and Joe Smith; and six grandchildren.