Laurel Land Funeral Home and Cemetery

When the time comes for you to plan a funeral, it helps to work with someone you can trust to take care of what needs to be done the way you want to do it. That's what we have to offer you whether you're planning ahead for your own funeral or taking care of someone you love. Your family's comfort matters a great deal to us. Generations of families have depended on us at Laurel Land Funeral Homes and Cemetery to provide the finest in personalized service and care. You can be assured that our reputation for customer service is excellent. We realize the importance of everyone's personal wishes and traditions and will work with you to create the funeral experience you want - from traditional services to anything that is possible today. Our funeral arrangers are experienced and compassionate professionals who will listen to what you have to say and take pride in making sure each and every detail is handled with care for you and your family. For your convenience, we have our own full-service floral shop, Rembrandt Florist, onsite at our Fort Worth location to make it easier for you to select any floral tributes you may want. We are also proud to be the only funeral home in the Fort Worth area to offer you the Enduring Memories® Video Booth so you, your family and friends can create a lasting tribute for yourselves and others to remember. More information is provided below. Finally, we believe you'll find our funeral home facilities to be beautiful, spacious and easy to find. From our 250-seat chapel to our more intimate family rooms at each location, our funeral home facilities were designed with your family's comfort and convenience in mind. Visitors to our Fort Worth location are welcomed with a lovely greeting area complete with an open staircase. Many have expressed finding this warm reception area to be comforting. We hope you do too. Our Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth is also conveniently located on the grounds of Laurel Land Cemetery. Those who have chosen to use both our funeral home and cemetery for their funerals find the seamless service and close proximity to be valuable added benefits. The well-maintained cemetery grounds offer visitors a serene haven for reflection and remembrance. The cemetery also offers picturesque lawns and gardens including two Veterans areas and the Garden of Reflections. You can choose from a variety of options including indoor or outdoor mausoleum entombment and private family estates. Traditional burial and cremation options are also available. The Chapel of the Chimes, a chapel commemorating the freedom of the press, is also on the grounds of the cemetery and replicates St. Paul's Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and give you a personal tour of our funeral home and cemetery in Fort Worth or our funeral home in Burleson. Just give us a call or stop by.


Our Obituaries

William Hunter

April 4, 1940 - February 17, 2017

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Mary Etta Perkins

March 30, 1914 - February 17, 2017

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Jeannine Joyce Lute

January 18, 1939 - February 16, 2017

Jeannine Joyce Negethon Lute , was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Father and Mother, Eugene and Louise Negethon on January 18, 1939, Jeannine grew up in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Mom, dad and sisters; Josella, Janet and brother Gene moved to Dallas where she graduated from Sunset High School in 1957. While in school she met Bill Lute and they were a match from the start. Soon after being married, they had...
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Doris Marie Harrison

April 22, 1928 - February 16, 2017

Age 88, longtime resident of Dallas, Texas was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 22, 1928. She was preceded in death by parents Janie and Governor Wages, husband E.F. Harrison, sister Janice Howell, and nephew Landon Howell.She is survived by daughters, Brenda and husband, David; Sharon and husband, Johnny Adams; Gayland and husband, Gary Lyons; grandson Todd and wife, Teri Miller; granddaughter...
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Easter Bowman Sandle

April 9, 1928 - February 14, 2017

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John W. Oaks

August 20, 1943 - February 13, 2017

John Wesley Oaks was born on August 20, 1943 to the union of Henry and Esther Oaks in Corsicana, Texas. He attended public school at Jackson High in Corsicana. As a child, he joined and was baptized at Wilgo Baptist Church. As a young man, he moved to Dallas, Texas in 1960 and worked for Neiman Marcus before working 12 years for Braniff Airlines until an unfortunate accident rendered him...
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Henry Lawson Washington

September 21, 1937 - February 13, 2017

Henry Lawson Washington, “Big Joe” Life and LegacyOn the twenty-first day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, Henry Lawson Washington was born in Bivins, Texas, to the union of Willena and George Washington. He was raised in Buna, Texas and he graduated from Bessmay High School in 1956. In 1958 Henry moved to Dallas, Texas. Henry began to experience life as an adult and...
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Juan Jaramillo

September 30, 1969 - February 13, 2017

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Jerilene CALLINS

April 20, 1951 - February 12, 2017

Jerilene (Johns) Callins age 65, longtime resident of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday February 12, 2017 at Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas. Jerilene was born to the parentage of Herman Johns and Sylvia Rayson in Carthage, Texas on April 20, 1951. Jerilene was educated in the Carthage Public School System. After relocating to Dallas, Texas, she met Thomas Callins and they...
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Theresa Bersano

October 22, 1923 - February 12, 2017

Theresa Bersano was born on October 22, 1923 and died February 12, 2017. Born to John and Teresa Bersano in Herrin, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, sister, Rosetta Reynolds and brother, John Bersano. Although, Theresa did not have any children of her own, she was a second mother to all of her nieces and nephews. You could talk to her about anything and she would...
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Melba Jo Russell

July 8, 1937 - February 12, 2017

Melba Jo Martin Russell born July 8, 1937 and passed away at her home in Waxahachie on Sunday February 12, 2017. She retired from Dallas ISD and loved to travel, entertaining and foremost being with her friends and family. Melba is survived by her husband Ray Russell, Sister Debbie Stevens (Hank), Son Tim Quisenberry (Tricia), Daughter Kelly Alberts (Gene), Charles Quisenberry, Grandchildren...
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Mary L. Jauregui

January 20, 1932 - February 11, 2017

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Marilyn Padgett

July 26, 1950 - February 11, 2017

Marilyn Padgett was unexpectedly called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The family will receive visitors from 1-2 p.m., on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Laurel Land Funeral Home, located at, 6000 South R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75232. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel.Marilyn was born July 26, 1950 in Dallas, Texas, to her father, James ...
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Mary L. Jaurequi

January 20, 1932 - February 11, 2017

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Alma J. Berry

February 9, 1941 - February 10, 2017

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Thomas Riley Britt

June 16, 1937 - February 9, 2017

Thom was born at home in Gwinnett County, Georgia, the third of nine children. He was preceded in death by parents Rache and Marion Davis Britt, brothers Greg and Allen and sisters Mary, Helen, and Doris. He is survived by his wife Kareen Vallandigham Britt of Dallas; daughters Erica Dorsett and her husband Stan; Hilary Trevino and husband Eloy; son Evan Britt and his wife Amanda; grandchildren...
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Esther Siegmund Green

August 2, 1928 - February 9, 2017

Esther Bertha Bartley Siegmund Green, age 88, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2017. A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 6000 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75232. Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Laurel Land Funeral Home.A loving mother, wife and friend she is survived by her...
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Hazel Mae Neal-Tuley

August 2, 1921 - February 9, 2017

Hazel Mae Neal-Tuley, 95, was born August 2, 1921, passed away from this Earth to Heaven on February 9, 2017.Hazel was married to Robert W. Neal for almost 55 years until his passing in 1995. They had two daughters Pat Lueke and Jane Huebel and husband Kenneth, who were also called to Heaven. Mrs. Tuley is survived by four grandchildren and their spouses; Doug and Becky French, Shannon Truesdale,...
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Lonnie Hall

December 25, 1930 - February 9, 2017

HALL, Lonnie Carroll "Papa" born December 25th, 1930 passed away peacefully on February 9th, 2017 at the age of 86. Lonnie was born and raised on a farm in Hughes Springs, TX. Lonnie and his family moved to Mesquite, TX in 1952 where he met his wife, Rose the following year. Lonnie worked for Sears for forty years until his retirement. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for the...
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Clifford Courtney Fain

July 14, 1929 - February 8, 2017

Clifford C. (Bull) Fain, 87, of Dallas passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Rockwall Nursing Center. He was born in Dallas on July 14, 1929 to the late Hershel and Ethel Crandall Fain.Mr. Fain attended school until 7th grade. After this he joined the work force and began working as a Pressman for Egan Printing for over 25 years. He retired from Lehigh Steck Warick Printing in 1994. Bull...
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Mary Ruth Gray

August 6, 1922 - February 7, 2017

Mary Ruth North Gray, a native Dallasite, was born August 6, 1922 and ascended into Heaven on February 7x 2017, She moved to Lewisville to be near her son Joe Harold Gray Jr. and his wife, Toni. Mom was a loving Wife to Joe Harold Gray, Sr., who predeceased her in May of 2004, to whom she'd been married 61 years: Sister to Florence McLean North Carter and John Hare north, who also...
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Wanda LaRue Derden

May 22, 1933 - February 7, 2017

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Hattie Jo Berry

December 15, 1942 - February 7, 2017

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Helen Ray King

May 25, 1946 - February 7, 2017

For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love; neither death nor life, neither angels nor heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below— there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39If there was ever a woman that...
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Eugenia D. Norice

January 30, 1930 - February 6, 2017

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Lee P. Hynes

March 16, 1957 - February 5, 2017

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Christopher Karl Johnson

April 17, 1969 - February 5, 2017

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Dolores Lilyan Stark

September 26, 1932 - February 5, 2017

Dolores Lilyan Stark (Dee), age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at home with her two daughters by her side. Born September 26, 1932 in Oak Park, Illinois where she was raised. Dee moved to North Dallas area where she became a long-time resident and an active part of the community. Dee was first and foremost all about her family and friends. She was a strong, independent,...
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Lee Hynes

March 16, 1957 - February 5, 2017

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Henry Bridges

November 8, 1935 - February 4, 2017

Henry Brinker Bridges was born November 8, 1935, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to the parentage of Wysom B. and Clara Bridges. He accepted Christ at an early age at Morning Chapel Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs, Texas. He later moved to Dallas, Texas, where he attended the Dallas Public Schools and pursued business entrepreneur endeavors. He retired from Allied Marketing Group, Incorporated after...
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James Henke

March 9, 1945 - February 4, 2017

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Consuelo Benitnez Magana

January 29, 1956 - February 3, 2017

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Shirley Ann Lynch

July 26, 1938 - February 2, 2017

Shirley Ann (Post) LynchDuncanville, TXShirley Ann (Post) Lynch, 78, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was at home surrounded by her children.Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Dr. Herbert L. Pedersen officiating. In...
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Margaret Lucille Fredman

August 9, 1930 - February 2, 2017

Margaret Lucille Fredman, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. She was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa to Maurice and Viola Helt. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, John David Fredman, who she met at church while they attended college in Columbia, MO. She later graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University. She lived in Iowa, Oklahoma and eventually settled...
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Ida Ruth Proby

August 13, 1917 - January 29, 2017

Mrs. Ida Ruth Proby was born August 13, 1917 to the parents of Frank and Sophie Hollins. She was raised in Ledbetter, TX with her parents and siblings. As a young adult, she moved to Joppa, Texas with her husband, Leo Cal Proby. Later in their marriage, the Proby’s moved to the Oak Cliff area in Dallas Texas. Although the loving couple did not have children of their own, they kindly helped...
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Deborah Lorraine Newby

December 2, 1955 - January 29, 2017

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David GONZALEZ

December 8, 1951 - January 28, 2017

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Mark Hammond

March 31, 1957 - January 28, 2017

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Cora Thomas

March 14, 1921 - January 28, 2017

Cora Thomas was born on March 14th, 1921 in Leonville, Louisiana to the late Joseph and Edmonia Anderson. She dedicated her life to Christ in 1970 and began attending Faithful Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member in good standing for over 30 years. She was a devout, humble, and hardworking Christian woman. She was very proud of learning how to read by reading the Bible. She helped...
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Jan Rebecca Brooks

September 1, 1939 - January 28, 2017

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Daniel Hellner

December 19, 1962 - January 27, 2017

Daniel Hellner was born in Dallas, Texas on December 19, 1962 and passed away on January 27, 2017 in Red Oak, Texas. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents Raymond Clyde Hellner and Billie Ann Taylor Hellner and brother Carlon Ray Hellner. He is survived by his three loving children Micah Clyde Hellner, Mariah Gail Hellner and Noah Hellner; three sisters Tina Lynn Hellner Rutledge (Allan),...
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James Aaron Robinson

March 14, 1932 - January 27, 2017

DUNCANVILLE--James Aaron Robinson Jr., 84, of Duncanville passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 following a brief hospital stay.VISITATION: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6000 South R.L Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas.MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the First Christian Church, 203 Main St., Duncanville, Texas. A private...
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Brittany Evielisha-Nicole Smith

July 3, 1988 - January 26, 2017

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Harper Simone MARTIN

January 26, 2017 - January 26, 2017

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Branden McLane

March 17, 1996 - January 26, 2017

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Lorene Jones

May 23, 1922 - January 26, 2017

Lorene Lewis Jones was born in Tyler, Texas (Smith County) on May 23, 1922 to the parentage of Everett Lawrence Lewis and Ordia Mae Waters Lewis. She was the youngest of six children. Lorene’s early education was in Smith County and one of her adult dreams was to achieve her High School Diploma, and she did. She professed faith and accepted Christ at an early age. She was a devout servant...
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Rebecca Duran Cortez

November 11, 1931 - January 26, 2017

Rebecca Duran Cortez of Dallas, surrounded by her loved ones passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 in her home. Visitation and Rosary is scheduled from 6 to 8pm on Sunday, January 29 and funeral service at 12:00pm on Monday, January 30 at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Rebecca was born on November 11, 1931 in Calvert, Texas to Lorenzo Duran and Melicia Lara Duran. She will be remembered as a...
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Richard A. Fulcher

May 14, 1933 - January 26, 2017

Richard Andrew Fulcher, 83, passed away on January 26, 2017 in Bella Vista, Arkansas. He was born on May 14, 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota to the late Warren C. and Jane Armson Fulcher. He served his country in the United States Navy, and was a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. Richard played an excellent game of chess and enjoyed bridge, but Workers' Compensation Law and it&...
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David Gerald Kahler

September 29, 1975 - January 25, 2017

David Kahler Jr. (Scooby), 41, of Midlothian, Texas passed away the evening of Wednesday, January 25, 2017. David was born in Dallas to David Kahler Sr. and Pam Ivie-Sarlow on September 29, 1975. He is survived by Aimee Kahler, his wife of 13 years. Also surviving are his father, David Kahler Sr.; his children, Allison Hangvilay and husband Randy, Kacie Priest, and Elizabeth Kahler; and his two...
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Jerry Mack Norton

July 25, 1939 - January 25, 2017

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Jack Wylie Howell

December 9, 1924 - January 25, 2017

Howell, Jack Wylie, age 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25. He was born on December 9, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Fred and Mauretta Howell. Jack was one of two children. He is a veteran of WWII (Army Air Corps) and flew a P-40. He married Margery on September 8, 1951 in Dallas. Jack was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Cliff where he was baptized and confirmed....
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Maria Salmeron

April 2, 1960 - January 24, 2017

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Betty Jean Farris

March 5, 1928 - January 24, 2017

Betty Jean Farris, 88, of Duncanville passed away on January 24, 2017. She was born in Ranger, Texas on March 5, 1928 to the late Robert and Sarah McCorkle Althausen.Betty has four children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren whom she loved very much. She raised three daughters as a single mother. Mrs. Farris worked for 24 years at the Accounting Firm Coopers and Lybrand.She is...
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Rebecca Ann Palmer

June 20, 1927 - January 24, 2017

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Whitson Palmer was born on June 20, 1927, the daughter of James Samuel Whitson and Ann March in Milford, Ellis County, Texas. She attended and graduated from Milford High School in 1945. While a student she played basketball, served as school mascot, and cheerleader. She briefly attended Texas Women’s University and made fast friends with many of the young...
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Mary Hall

August 7, 1932 - January 22, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Meazle Fouts Hall born July 7,1932 in Dallas, Texas and passed away January 22, 2017 in Moody, Texas. She was a retired Wal-Mart Greeter in Dallas, TX. Mrs. Hall is preceded in death by her husband Roy (Buck) Fouts and Russell Vaughn "Mop" Hall, her parents, Willie A & Opal Meazle of Lubbock, TX. Devoted mother of Roy & Vanessa Fouts of Dawsonville, GA, Judy and...
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Quintin Herbert Word

August 8, 1959 - January 20, 2017

Quintin H. Word, born August 8, 1959, in Palestine, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on January 20, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Delsree Word; grandson, Davontay; three sisters, Sharon, Jackie and Carla; and one brother, Eric. Those who are left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 29 years, Joyce Word; children, Velvet Lyles, April Word...
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Quintin Herbert Word

August 8, 1959 - January 20, 2017

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Richard Alan Pfeil

May 19, 1942 - January 20, 2017

Richard (Dick) Alan Pfeil was born May 19, 1942, in Akron, Ohio to NelRose Jean and Charles Conrad Pfeil. Dick passed away suddenly on January 20, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. He was a man with a heart of Gold for helping his family, friends and tenants. Dick raised his three grandchildren for over twenty years. Dick’s passion was helping others. He managed several rental properties and he was...
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Frances Jean Freed

September 8, 1951 - January 18, 2017

Frances Jean Freed passed away at the age of 65 at her home on January 18, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Iva Kathryn and Billy Mack Black Sr. And her precious shi zu "Buddy". Frances is survived by her son James David Britain, daughter Jennifer Jean Detar, granddaughters Reneaha and Brianna Britain, Chesley Alberty and grandson Jacob Alberty, her sister...
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Elnora Deloyce Matatall

February 15, 1942 - January 18, 2017

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Felix GUZMAN

July 22, 1943 - January 17, 2017

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Anthony Keith Johnson

July 21, 1962 - January 17, 2017

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Vancie Juanita Brown

January 3, 1940 - January 15, 2017

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Dollie Lois Norman

August 6, 1934 - January 14, 2017

Dollie Lois Wyatt NormanLois Norman of Dallas, Texas went into the arms of Jesus Saturday evening January 14, 2017 while in Baylor hospital with family by her side.Funeral services Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 2pm; pastor Brent McDougal officiating, burial in Laurel Land Cemetery; family requesting donation to Baylor University “Louise Herrington School of Nursing” in lieu of...
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Evelyn C. Dulworth

November 21, 1931 - January 14, 2017

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Genaro Beltran Rosas

July 10, 1931 - January 12, 2017

Genaro Beltran Rosas 85, out of Dallas, born in Marlin Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on January 12, 2017. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Alice Rosas, and his grandson Carlos R. Gonzalez. He was also predeceased by his parents, Emilio and Eulalia Rosas and by 8 siblings. Genaro survived by his 4...
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Genaro Beltran Rosas

July 10, 1931 - January 12, 2017

Genaro Beltran Rosas 85, out of Dallas, born in Marlin Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on January 12, 2017. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Alice Rosas, and his grandson Carlos R. Gonzalez. He was also predeceased by his parents, Emilio and Eulalia Rosas and by 8 siblings. Genaro survived by his 4...
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Marguerite W. Wade

August 22, 1912 - January 10, 2017

Marguerite Wright Wade, 104, passed away in Dallas on January 10, 2017. She was born August 22, 1912 in Lexington, Missouri to Clarence Clyde and Lucy Nicholson Wright. She was the granddaughter of Zachariah and Prudence Wright. She is also preceded in death by her husband Willis O. “Whitey” Wade and by her brother, Clyde W. Wright Sr.. She was an employee of the Anatole Hotel gift...
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Billie Walker

December 1, 1929 - January 9, 2017

Our beautiful mother and grandmother, Billie Ruth Walker passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the age of 87. She was born on December 1, 1929 in Dallas, Texas to Vardie and Willie Mae Barnhart. Billie was married to Richard Walker for 35 years until his death in 1982. Billie lived in Dallas for her entire life graduating from Adamson High School in 1947. She was a past President of the...
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James M. DUNHAM

March 8, 1930 - January 9, 2017

James “Red” Dunham born 3/8/1930, passed away on 1/9/2017. James began his career at T.I. in 1952, painting room and moved up to Engineer, receiving recognition on many space projects. He retired in 1991. He is preceded in death by his brother Delbert Dunham. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Dunham. 5 children Rhonda Watson, Glenda Sasser, Jimmy Dunham, Mary Jan Dunham and...
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Forrest Maywood NICKELL

June 1, 1926 - January 9, 2017

Forrest Maywood Nickell, Jr. was born on June 1, 1926 to Forrest Maywood Nickell, Sr. and Edna Clark. He was preceded in death by his mother; father; stepfather, Henry Johnson; wife of 57 years, Lois Dillard Nickell; and brother, Bobby Nickell. Mr. Nickell confessed faith in Christ at an early age at Elmwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas and was very active in the church. He moved his...
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Wadie Mae Brown

March 16, 1923 - January 8, 2017

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George Eston Sperry

January 15, 1918 - January 6, 2017

George Eston Sperry, 98, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, at home in Lancaster, Texas. He was born in McKinney, Texas on January 15, 1918, son of the late Oscar Alonzo and Orpha Oliva (Nee: Trantham) Sperry. George's memories of childhood centered around his older sister, Eula, and his four younger brothers, William, Doyle, Harrell and Delbert. He graduated from McKinney High School in...
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Dorothy J. Willis

April 5, 1951 - January 5, 2017

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David Garner Hernandez

June 18, 1931 - January 5, 2017

David Garner Hernandez Jr. passed away on January 5, 2017. He was born on June 18, 1931 to the parentage of David and Mary Hernandez in Chicago, IL. David worked as a Machinist and was a member of the Masons. David was married to Nancy Sue Hernandez and had 2 children, David L. Hernandez (Nickie) and Mike Hernandez(Julie) whom he is survived by. He is also survived by 1 sister Esther and a...
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Jack Kerneal Wyatt

August 27, 1923 - January 3, 2017

Jack Kerneal Wyatt Jr., 93, surrounded by his family that he loved so much, passed away January 3, 2017, in Cedar Hill, Texas. Jack was born February 27, 1923 to Jack Kerneal Wyatt Sr. and Ruth Hurst Wyatt of Dallas. Jack was a graduate of Sunset High School and attended UT Arlington. He entered the Army Air Force during WWII where he served as a pilot with both the U.S. Army Air Force and the...
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Pearl Inez Campbell

November 16, 1918 - January 3, 2017

Pearl Inez Campbell was born November 16, 1918 to Grady Reed and Pearle McCall in Corsicana, Texas. Pearl passed away from this life on January 3, 2017 in DeSoto, Texas. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and...
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Paul Dion Derrick

January 14, 1971 - January 2, 2017

The first thing you noticed about Paul Dion Derrick was his zest for life. He enjoyed each moment to its fullest and encouraged everyone to do the same. The second was his smile, he could light a dreary day or soothe a weary heart in need. Paul was so much to so many —- a husband, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. But Paul’s most valued role was being a father to four boys, who...
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John Thomas Cain

February 24, 1930 - January 2, 2017

John Thomas "Tommy" Cain was born Feb. 24, 1930 on Haskell Avenue in Dallas, Texas, to parents Johnnie Russell and Irma W. (nee Thompson) Cain. He attended Dallas schools, including Woodrow Wilson High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Japan in the 1950s and worked for Texas Instruments in Richardson for many years. Tommy was adept at building and tinkering with things and built an...
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Otto Simmons Carroll

November 22, 1915 - January 2, 2017

A Legacy of an Honorable LifeA Legacy of an Honorable LifeOne can only imagine the gravity of impact and wisdom that comes with 101 years of life experiences. And rarely do we have the opportunity of knowing and experiencing life with individuals who have crossed over into three digits of life. We experienced life together with such an individual who was known to us as Daddy, Pap, Cuddin Otto...
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Lillie Johnson

November 26, 1919 - January 2, 2017

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Robert Edward Crunk

January 29, 1922 - January 1, 2017

Robert E. CrunkJanuary 29, 1922 – January 1, 2017Robert Crunk was born in Lockesburg, Arkansas and raised as a farm boy and part of a very large family, until he left home to serve our country in World War II. After at least 35 missions, during one of which his plane was shot down and he parachuted to safety in northern France, he returned home. He went to trade school and by the late 1940s...
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Lina Mae Maddox

December 13, 1923 - January 1, 2017

This is in loving memory of Lina Mae Wade Maddox born December 13, 1923 to Lula Mae and Thomas Wallace Wade in Smith County, Mississippi. She quietly departed this life on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017 at Oxford Glen Senior care Residence in Grand Prairie, Texas at the age of 93.Lina Mae graduated from Magee High School in 1940 at the early age of 16 because of her advanced knowledge and...
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Lina Mae MADDOX

December 13, 1923 - January 1, 2017

This is in loving memory of Lina Mae Wade Maddox born December 13, 1923 to Lula Mae and Thomas Wallace Wade in Smith County, Mississippi. She quietly departed this life on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017 at Oxford Glen Senior care Residence in Grand Prairie, Texas at the age of 93.Lina Mae graduated from Magee High School in 1940 at the early age of 16 because of her advanced knowledge and...
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Lurlean Green

September 15, 1927 - January 1, 2017

Lurlean Reed Green known as Mother Green was born September 15, 1927 in Grand Prairie, Texas to the parentage of the late Booker T. Reed and Annie Mae Fisher Reed. She died at the age of 89 years young. Mother Green grew up and received her early education at Beer Creek and Mosier Valley Schools in Tarrant and Dallas County. She graduated from Booker T High School. Mother Green also...
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Lynda Sue Johnson

May 16, 1938 - December 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Mary Louise Davaloz

August 25, 1930 - December 31, 2016

Mary Davaloz, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016. She was born on August 25, 1930, in Lockhart, Texas, to Felipa and Roman Cantu.Mary was married on May 14, 1949, to Tony Davaloz. They were married for 66 years and raised five children: Martha Nethery (Clifford), Vertilia “Byrd” Flippin (Wes), Steve Davalos (Stella), Roman...
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Nell Evelyn Wolfe

December 29, 2016

Nell Evelyn Wolfe, 86, died on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Northgate Plaza in Irving. She leaves her 2 sons and 1 daughter, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many close friends.She was born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Kentucky, the daughter of Orva and Queen Clark. She worked as a nurse for several hospitals in the Dallas area until her...
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Molly Gibbons

June 1, 1937 - December 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Ruth Irene Zimmerman

November 1, 1916 - December 25, 2016

Reverend Ruth Irene Zimmerman went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 25, 2016. Ruth was born in Joplin, Missouri on November 1, 1916 to father Earl Franklin Johnson (born June 9,1886 in Joplin Ward 2, Jasper, Missouri); and, Mother Selma Lavenia Johnson (born May 22, 1888 in Weatherford, TX). Ruth attended Bible College in California and was an ordained Four Square...
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Betty Louise Evans

March 14, 1930 - December 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Shirley Bell Bolding

April 18, 1940 - December 24, 2016

Shirley Bell Bolding was born April 18, 1940, in Gilmer, Texas, to parents, Will Jones and Ludie Mitchell.She attended Bruce High School, where she graduated in 1958. She then attended Texas College in Tyler from 1958 to 1962. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.She married James E. Bell and moved to Dallas. This union produced two children: Karen Bell Bryant and James E. Bell II.She...
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Melba Lorene CHESNEY

April 10, 1925 - December 24, 2016

Melba Lorene Chesney was born on April 10, 1925 in Lancaster, Texas and passed away on December 24, 2016 in Mesquite, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Julius Carl Hill, John Chesney and daughter, Sylvia Moore. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Hoyt of Mesquite, Texas, Cynthia Pruett of Mesquite, Texas; 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren,...
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Dolores Annette January

April 23, 1933 - December 23, 2016

Dolores Parrish January, 83, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Haslet, TX. She was born in Dallas on April 23, 1933 to the late William E. “Buddy” and Dorris Cameron Parrish.Mrs. January grew up attending Sunset Baptist Church. She went to Sunset High School and graduated in the class of 1950. Dolores worked at the Post Office for 20 years and...
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Leona Agnes Sheffield

February 7, 1924 - December 22, 2016

In loving memory of Leona “Lee” Sheffield.Born Leona Agnes Weir in Denver on February 7, 1924. Lee died peacefully at Arbor House in the early morning of December 22, 2016. Leona is second of 6 daughters and graduated from St. Francis DeSalle High School in Denver. She married Wendell W. Sheffield on October 20, 1943 but stayed in Denver until Wendell’s return from WWII...
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Haskell Leonard Beaty

September 11, 1926 - December 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Margie Marie Duncan

April 13, 1930 - December 21, 2016

On the evening of December 21, 2016, Margie Duncan was called home by her precious savior. Margie was born in Frisco, Texas on April 13, 1930. She was one of nine children of the late Annie Arlene and Levi Williams.Margie was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved flowers and planting them in her yard made her happy. Margie was retired from DISD, where she worked...
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Robert Henry George

February 16, 1922 - December 20, 2016

Robert "Bob" Henry George, Sr. was born on February 16, 1922 in Hagerstown, Maryland to the parentage of Harry Lee George and Mary Ruth Hull and later was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Bob passed away on Tuesday December 20, 2016. To the family and friends, Robert was known as Bob Dad, and Grandpa. Bob served with the United States Navy Seabees during World War II and he also served on...
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Norma Lee Pike

March 21, 1920 - December 19, 2016

Norma Lee Pike was born March 21, 1920 to John L. Huffman and Leona (Casbeer) Huffman in Mullin, Texas. She left us for her eternal home on Dec 19, 2016 at the age of 96. She is preceded in death by her husband Sam Pike and their son Donald Pike. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Curl and her husband Johnny of Floresville, Texas; son David Pike and wife Jackie of Fort Worth, Texas. She was...
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Katie Lucille Polly

March 16, 1930 - December 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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