Mary Wilson, age 79, passed away July 24, 2004. She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Don and Juanita (Nunn) Ivanhoe. She was a resident of Heath, Texas, for 13 years.
Mary is survived by her husband, Don Wilson of Heath, TX; son, Donnie Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter,Mary Jane Caswell of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Carleen and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Douglas in 2000.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Rev. Doug Neel of Holy Cross Episcopal Church officiating. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Jeanne Jones, age 74, a resident of Rockwall, Texas, for 49 years, passed away July 16, 2004. She was born July 18, 1931, in Cassville, MO, to Burt and Elizabeth (Ethridge) Anderson. She worked as a bank teller and was a member of First Baptist Church, where her husband, the Reverend M.L. Jones, was pastor for many years.
She is survived by her husband of Rockwall, TX; sons, Bill Jones and wife Sue of Copeville, Texas, and John Jones and wife Stella of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Laurie Schacherer of Coppell, Texas, Jason Jones of Rockwall, Texas, Alexis Jones of Houston, Texas, and Mark Jones of Austin, Texas; great-grandson, Justin Jones of Rockwall, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert and Howard, and sister May.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in M.L. Jones Chapel of First Baptist Church. Pastor Steve Swofford will officiate. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Pregnancy Resource Center, 610 S. Goliad, Rockwall, TX 75087.
JAMES WELDON MELLODY
James Weldon Mellody, a life-long resident of Rockwall County, funeral services were held on Monday, July 19, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Royse City with Rev. Clay Womack, Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Garland, and Rev. Keith Barbee, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Royse City, officiating. Interment followed in the Royse City Cemetery under the direction of Rest Haven Funeral Homes. Mr. Mellody passed away in Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett on Friday, July 16, surrounded by his family.
Born in Blackland, Texas, on April 4, 1921, he was the son of Harry John and Mary Bost Mellody. On June 14, 1946, he married Wanda Jean Spearman in Garland. He retired from Paymaster/ACCO Feeds in Dallas, Texas in 1984 after 26 years as a purchaser. Mr. Mellody was affectionately called "Gampy" by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda after 52 years of marriage, and grandson, Cam Murray. He is survived by five children, Kay Carroll, Deborah Kahrs and husband Gregg, Jim Mellody and wife Jo Nell, Cathy Partridge and husband Brad, Nancy Summers and husband Joe Mark; 15 grandchildren, Deana and John West, James Gray, Lisa and Chris Williams, Nikki Summers, Mellody and Clint Crawford, Candon Mellody, Casey Mellody, Mitch Murray, Lance Partridge, Heather Partridge, Stephanie and Jeremy Wiggs, Brent Kahrs, Brian and Sara Kahrs, and Mary Kahrs; and 13 great-grandchildren, Justin West, DeNae West, Kaine Cleveland, Devin Cleveland, Collin Williams, Cameron Williams, Grayson Williams, Richard Gray, Mia Gray, Macy Gray, Josh Gray, Jacob Wiggs, Hannah Wiggs, Alesia Kahrs, Newburn Kahrs, and Preston Kahrs; and dear friend, Jan Cullins.
Pallbearers will be Michael Baley, Butch Howell, Richard Dalke, Joe Evans, Paul Fisk, Jerrell Baley, David Magness, and G.W. Peoples. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his grandson's memorial fund the "Cam Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund" in care of American National Bank in Royse City.
RACHEL ILENE WADSWORTH
Rachel Ilene Wadsworth, age 19, of Royse City, Texas, passed away July 13, 2004. She was born Feb. 6, 1985, in Dallas, Texas, to Don and Patricia (Gann) Wadsworth.
She is survived by her father, Don Wadsworth of Royse City, Texas; mother, Patricia Wadsworth of Ft. Worth, Texas; sisters, Monica Senioris and husband Thierry of Wylie, Texas, and Shanae Wadsworth of Royse City, Texas; one nephew, Avery; and two nieces: Alysia and Chloe.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, 2004, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Pastor Russell Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
RICHARD ALLEN WILLIAMS, SR.
Richard Allen Williams, Sr., age 94, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away July 14, 2004. He was born July 20, 1909, in Rockwall County, Texas, to Robert and Zona Williams. He married Mable Seabolt on Nov. 3, 1933, and they had three children.
Mr. Williams is survived by one son, Richard Williams, Jr. and wife Betty of Rockwall, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Dismore and husband J.E. of Rockwall, Texas, and Mary Jane Brink and husband David of Borger, Texas; one brother, Clyde Williams of Rockwall, Texas; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years: Mable, in 1980; his parents; one sister: Mavis; and three brothers: Ernest, Cecil and Bee.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel, with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Interment followed in Rockwall Memorial Cemetery.
JOHNNIE ELLEN EDWARDS
Johnnie Ellen Edwards, age 72, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away Sept. 17, 2004, at home. She was born July 23, 1932, in Douglas, Az, to John A. and Myrtle (Short) Reagan. Mrs. Edwards owned and operated Southwest Distributing Company in Dallas, prior to her retirement. She was a past member of the Rockwall Newcomers Club and an officer in Rockwall Republican Women's Club. A loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, she will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Edwards of Rockwall, Texas; daughter, Sherry Reagan and husband John of Richardson, Texas; brother, George Reagan of San Dimas, Calif.; granddaughter, Holly Cromack and husband Rick of Allen, Texas; and great-granddaughter, Becca Cromack of Allen, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sandra Robbins in 1988; and brother, Bob Reagan.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Dr. Steve Leatherwood officiating.
STACY LEE GLIDWELL MARTINEZ
Stacy Lee Glidwell Martinez, age 38, of Rockwall, TX, passed away September 17, 2004, in Dallas. She was born February 9, 1966, in Arlington, TX, to Lee and Birdie (Jenkins) Glidwell. Stacy graduated from Sherman High School, Southeastern State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and later graduated with a Masters Degree in Education from Texas A&M Commerce. She worked as an Administrator at Cullins Lake-Pointe Elementary in Rockwall and Medrano Elementary and Area I in Dallas, and previously taught at Lipscomb Elementary in Dallas, where she was named Teacher of the Year, Lone Grove Elementary in Lone Grove, OK, Fannin Elementary in Dallas, TX, and Kennedy Elementary in Terrell. She was a member of Lake Pointe Church, and was active in the Texas Reading Assoc. and Rockwall Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society. A loving and caring wife, mother and teacher, Stacy will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, John F. Martinez of Rockwall, TX; mother, Birdie Jenkins of Rockwall, TX; father, Lee Glidwell of Sherman, TX; son, Lucas Lee Martinez of Rockwall, TX; step-son, Jonathan Michael Martinez of Houston, TX; and sister, Barbara Lipe.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at First Baptist Church, 610 S. Goliad, Rockwall, TX. Rev. Ryan Allred will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Rockwall, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lucas Martinez, son of John and Stacy, through American National Bank of Texas, PMB 261, 6702 Dalrock Road #126, Rowlett, TX 75089
GARY ANTHONY "TONY" MEADE
Gary Anthony "Tony" Meade, age 60, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away Sept. 15, 2004, at home. He was born July 27, 1944, in Baltimore, MD, to Scott and Irene (Hensley) Meade. He served in the Navy during Vietnam and later worked as an electrical engineer. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Meade is survived by his wife, Brenda Meade of Rockwall; children, Gary Meade of Garland, Michelle Meade of Dallas, Scott Lundy of Allen and Jason Lundy of Garland; brothers, Scotty Meade of Blacklick, Ohio, and Larry Meade of Whitehall, Ohio; mother, Irene Meade of Columbus, Ohio; and grandchildren, Tyler Lundy, Tanner Lundy, Jake Lundy, Connor Lundy, McKenzie Lundy, and Sophia Meade. His father preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel, with Rev. Allen Otto officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX, 75207-8808.
GLORIA S. DELL
Gloria S. Dell, age 63, of Heath, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett, Texas.
She was born March 19, 1941, in Boise, Idaho, the daughter of Wallace and Mildred (Ruiz) Mason. On March 5, 1973, in Reno, Nevada, she was united in marriage to Lonnie Dell, who survives. She is also survived by three sons, Donald R. Patton, Jr., of Missouri, Dannie Lee Dell of Missouri, and Kirk Matthew Dell of Texas; one daughter, Kelly Ann Paul of Missouri; two brothers, Larry Mason of California and Gary Mason of Oregon and nine grandchildren., Candice Godboiz, Nathan Maloney, Lindy Paul, Michael Dell, Matthew Dell, Paul Dell, Charles Dell, Harley Dell and D.J. Hightower.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Paul Patton, in 1988.
Gloria resided in California prior to 1977, when she moved to Cassville, Missouri. she owned the Green Hill Drive Inn Theater. In 1983, she moved to Texas to make her home. She helped her husband, Lonnie, in the construction business by decorating his building projects. She was also an executive secretary for Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School. Gloria loved to spend time with her grandkids. She loved to travel, watch the Home Shopping Network and to collect Elvis memorabilia.
She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Royse City, Texas, and attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church while in Cassville.
Furneral serves were held Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri. Rev. Milford Baker will conduct the services. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville, Missouri.
WALTER A. HELMER, JR.
Walter A. Helmer, Jr., age 67, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away Nov. 28, 2004. He was born July 19, 1937, in Houston, Texas, to Walter Arthur Helmer, Sr. and Daisy Warren. Mr. Helmer was a partner at Dranguet, Helmer, Ramsey, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. A loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, he will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Irene C. Helmer of Rockwall, Texas; sons, Warren Helmer of Dallas, Texas, Brian Helmer and wife Cathy of Rowlett, Texas, and Brad Helmer and wife Jana of Rowlett, Texas; sisters: Hazel Featherston of Lufkin, Texas, and Laverne Childress of Cedar Hill, Texas; and grandchildren, Ryan, Karisa, Kailye, Shelby and Brooks. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vicki Helmer Ratheal, on Dec. 19, 2001.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Family Cathedral of Praise, 790 Windbell Cir., Mesquite, Texas, with Rev. Harry Lee Sewell officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Cathedral of Praise Vision Fund, 790 Windbell Cir., Mesquite, TX, 75149.