Sandra Kaye Lucas
Aubrey -- Funeral services for Sandra Kaye Lucas, 58, of Aubrey, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, in the chapel of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Martha Myre officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mahoney Cemetery with Eric Voss, Randle Voss, Charles Bolf, Mike Crowder, Rudy Corra, and Allen Ghormley serving as pallbearers.
There will be no formal family visitation.
Mrs. Lucas died Thursday, Oct. 5, at her residence, after a long illness.
She was born July 3, 1942, in Laurel, Miss., to Leo and Hazel Bogard Brock.
Mrs. Lucas was a media service coordinator for the Keller Independent School District and a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church in Crossroads, Texas.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Hazel Brock of Kermit, Texas; son, Terry and his wife Carol Lucas of Aubrey, Texas; son, Jamie and his wife Michelle Lucas, also of Aubrey, Texas; son, Jay and his wife Kimber Lucas of Corinth, Texas; one sister, Celia Bolf of Kermit, Texas; and grandchildren, Dustin, Daniel, Jake, Kyle and Jessica Lucas. She was preceded in death by her father in 1989.
Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Haltom City -- Lorene "Mimi" Anderson, 90, a retired church nursery worker, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today, Saturday, October 7, at North Richland Hills Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Memorials may be made to North Richland Hills Baptist Church Preschool Ministry.
Mrs. Anderson was a 25-year member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church, where she was active in the preschool ministry. She was loved by many, and known as everyone's "Mimi". She was a native of Wilbarger County, and a granddaughter of the pioneer Luttrell family. She was also the granddaughter of early Denton County settlers, the Yerby family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Anderson; grandson, Jerry Snider; brother, Lee Roy Yerby; and a son-in-law, Charlie Snider.
Survivors include a daughter, Doris Snider of Haltom City; granddaughter, Celesta Howell and husband, Dick, of Richland Hills; and grand-daughter-in-law, Donna Snider of Watauga; great-grandchildren, Chuck Howell and wife, Kami, of Denton, Craig Howell and wife, Brandie, of Granbury, Curt Howell of Arlington and Jimmy Snider and Lynn Snider, both of Justin; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.
Sheriff's ex-wife passes away
A funeral for Sandra Lucas, 58, of Aubrey, a longtime Denton-area educator, was scheduled for 2 p.m. today in Sulphur Springs.
Mrs. Lucas, the former wife of Denton County Sheriff Weldon Lucas, died Thursday after a long illness.
Mrs. Lucas was born July 3, 1942, in Laurel, Miss. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees and began her teaching career in 1964.
In 1962, she married her high school sweetheart, and they had three sons, Terry, Jamie and Weldon Lucas Jr., all of Denton County.
In addition to her sons, she is survived by five grandchildren, her mother and her sister.
Mrs. Lucas was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 1997. She retired recently from the Keller Independent School District, where she served as media service coordinator.
She was a member of the Oak Grove Methodist Church in Cross Roads.
The funeral was set to take place today at 2 p.m. in Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Burial was set to follow in the Mahoney Cemetery.
Baby Cooper, the infant child of Daniel Alan and Amy Denise Fleming Cooper of Denton, was born and died on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Plano Presbyterian Hospital.
A private graveside service will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park. Dr. Larry Reynolds will officiate.
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include the parents; and grandparents, Jerry and Brenda Fleming of Richmond. The child's other grandparents, Joe and Mary Ann Beeman, are deceased.
Richard Poole, 52, of Denton died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at his home.
He was born Oct. 3, 1948, in Fort Monroe, Va., to Jack and Vivian Poole. He married Anita Lawson on July 31, 1971, in Colonial Heights, Va.
He earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education and began teaching at W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas in 1978. He also taught at the University of North Texas. He taught marketing education for more than 20 years.
Mr. Poole was a member of the annual Career Development Conference for the Marking Education Clubs of America. He served as state judge of the written event, sales contest coordinator, and tabulation director for state contests for that organization.
He formed a band called Rockin Richie and the Dentones and played the drums.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at First Methodist Church in Denton with Gary Mueller officiating. Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the W.H. Adamson High School Scholarship Foundation, 9423 Rockey Branch Drive, Dallas, Texas 75243.
Survivors include his wife of Denton; a son, Brian Poole of Denton; and three sisters, Sandy Bair of Frederick, Md., Jackie Hickman of Tampa, Fla., and Cathy Frantz of Louisville, Ky.
Celina --Ray Grumbles, 84, of Celina died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at his family's home.
He was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Fort Worth to the Rev. Luther T. Grumbles and Hugh Etta Pryor Grumbles. He married Ophelia Reid on June 6, 1941, in Durant, Okla.
He was a retired rural letter carrier in Celina. He was past president of the Texas Rural Letter Carriers, the past president of Provident Guild Insurance with Rural Letter Carriers. He was a member of the Celina Masonic Lodge No. 919, AF & AM. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Celina, where he served as a deacon.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Celina with Raymond Horne officiating. Burial will be in Cottage Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Oct. 8, at Cantrell Funeral Home in Celina.
Survivors include his wife of Celina; a son, Randy Grumbles of Celina; a daughter, Karol Omlor of Dallas; a sister, Kathleen Newton of California; and two grandchildren.
Corinth -- Ryan Timothy Jones, the infant son of Ronnie and Brenda Jones of Corinth, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Denton Regional Medical Center.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Roselawn Memorial Park with C.E. Cunningham officiating. DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Adrian Q. Jones of Alfred, N.Y.; grandparents, Beatrice Tanksley of Augusta, Ga., and Bernice Lee of Montgomery, Ala.; and aunts and uncles.
Donald Halpain Sr.
Sherman - Donald Wayne Halpain Sr., 44, of Sherman, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Texoma Speciality Care in Denison.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Hall Cemetery in Howe. The Rev. John Arnold will officiate.
The family will be at Dannel Funeral Home of Sherman from 7 to 8 tonight, Monday, Oct. 9, for visitation.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Halpain of Sherman; three sons, Donald Wayne Halpain Jr., Jimmie Don Halpain and Everett Ray Halpain; three daughters, Jammie Louise Halpain, Doneda Rena Halpain Britt and
Roberta Mae Halpain Cothern; his parents, James and Elouise Halpain of Little Elm; one brother, Richard Halpain of Little Elm; and one sister, Peggy Flores of Frisco.
Nixie Pauline Harris, 84, formerly of Denton, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000.
She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in Coffeyville, Kan., to P.E. and Evelyn Brasuell Kirkes. Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and a resident of Denton for 40 years. She and her husband, Ed Harris, had a farm in Pilot Point
for 30 years. He is deceased.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Denton.
Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Webster of Lubbock; one son, Phillip Harris of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. One son, James E. Harris, is deceased.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery. John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel of Moore, Okla., is in charge of arrangements.
Mary E. James
Lake Dallas - Mary Elizabeth James, 76, of Lake Dallas, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Dallas, to Willie and Ray Fairchilds Blankenship. She married Jesse Lee James in June, 1972, in Durant, Okla.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. The Rev. Bill Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Bennie James, Benje James, Bobby Alexander, John Davis Jr., Billy Ray Davis and Dale Carson.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband of Lake Dallas; three daughters, Barbara Hembree of Lewisville, and Willie Pearl Carson and Patsy Pritchett, both of Lake Dallas; three sons, Edward James of Kemp, Billy James of Frisco, and Marvin James of Lake Dallas; three sisters, Margaret Turner of Minneola, Georgia Pearl Freeman, and Dorothy Warren of Mineola; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. One son, Bennie Lee James, and one brother, Willie Blankenship, are deceased.
Pilot Point - Lois White Ulinger, 84, of Pilot Point, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.
She was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Broxton, Ga., to Dr. Matthew and Merrie Veazey McGovern. She was a graduate of North Dallas High School. On Feb. 20, 1937, she married Le Gros White Jr. in Dallas. He is deceased.
Mrs. Ulinger was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Pilot Point. She was also involved with A.A.R.P., St. Thomas Choir, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, R.S.V.P., and Third Order Oblates of St. Benedict.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, Oct. 9, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Gregory Evans, Derek White, James Evans, David Evans, Clay Evans and Troy Lindsey.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Regne of Aubrey and Margaret Evans of Pilot Point; one son, Le Gros White III of Lewisville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Barbara White Kerby, is deceased.
Bethany L. Davis
Our beloved and precious Bethany Lauren Davis went to be with her Savior on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000. She was born Aug. 18, 1982, in Denton, to Mike and Kathy Davis, Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, Oct. 9, at the Davis home, 12 Spring Creek Street, Denison.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Parkside Baptist Church, 301 North Lillis Lane, Denison, Texas. Dr. Chet Haney will officiate. Interment will at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Roselawn Cemetery in Denton, Texas. The family will be at 2904 Pennsylvania Drive, Denton, Texas, following interment. Bratcher Funeral Home of Denison is in charge of arrangements.
Bethany was a freshman at University of North Texas where she was involved in church, Bible studies, and numerous Christian activities. She was a member of the National Honor Society and a four-year member of the Touch of Gold Marching Band. She graduated with honors from Denison High School in May, 2000. Her life revolved around her family, her friends and Parkside Baptist Church. She was very active in the Parkside youth group having gone on numerous mission trips within the United States and Mexico.
She is survived by her parents, her sister, Rachel, and her brother, Matthew, all of Denison. Her grandparents are Wayne and Sally Autrey and Julia and Charles N. Davis Jr., all of Denton, Texas. Her loving kindness will be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
One of her last memory verses was Psalms 46:10-11, "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Bethany loved her family, her friends and her God.