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

Wilford LaFond Lakey

April 16, 1943 - December 4, 2016

Wilford “Cotton” Lafond Lakey was born April 16, 1943 in Pittsburgh, OK and passed away December 4, 2016 in Waxahachie, TX. Wilford loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Naomi Lakey; son, Terry Leon Lakey; granddaughter, Erica Lakey and two sisters, Norma and Barbara. Wilford is survived by his wife of 56 years,...
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Eleanor Addie Jean HOWARD

February 6, 1939 - December 3, 2016

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Kacy Deyon Smith

January 10, 1975 - December 3, 2016

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Jack R. Kerr

September 21, 1930 - December 3, 2016

Jack Russell Kerr, age 86, of Desoto, Texas passed away on December 3, 2016 of heart failure. Jack was born on September 21, 1930 to Alvis N. Kerr and June James Kerr in Phoenix, Arizona. He was the younger of two boys. The family moved to Dallas where Jack attended school and often helped his father in a variety of business ventures during and after the depression. Jack graduated from Adamson...
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Gene Orell Murphy

December 9, 1966 - December 1, 2016

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

February 14, 1953 - November 30, 2016

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Evelyn Williams Harper

January 23, 1920 - November 30, 2016

Evelyn was born in Dallas, Texas on January 23, 1920 and passed away on November 30, 2016 in McKinney, Texas. She was the daughter of the late J. Floyd and Olive Mae Williams and sister of thelate Ernest and Sam Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Norman J. Harper. Survived by daughter JoLynn Swenson and husband Gary of Celina, TX; grandchildren BryanSwenson and wife...
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Gary Risk

May 24, 1958 - November 29, 2016

Gary Ray Risk, 58, of Waxahachie passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center with his family at his side. Gary was born in Dallas on May 24, 1958 to Kenneth W. Risk and the late Virginia Cannady Risk.Gary graduated from Bryan Adams High School then attended and graduated from Richland College in 1979 with an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Science. Gary...
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Lawrence Lee Wolfe

May 1, 1932 - November 29, 2016

Lawrence Lee Wolfe, 84, died on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Baylor Medical Center in Irving. He leaves his wife of nearly 60 years, Nell (Clark) Wolfe; his son and 2 step children, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; and many close friends.Born and raised in Henderson County, Kentucky, the son of Joseph and Hattie Wolfe. He worked as a service tech for...
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Dorothy Elizabeth ROBERTS

May 28, 1916 - November 27, 2016

Age, 100, born May 28, 1916 to Robert and Ollie Webb in Corsicana, Texas. She passed away peacefully on Sunday November 27, 2016 in Terrell, Texas. Dorothy was a loving wife to her husband of 68 years, the late William H. Roberts and a devoted and patient mother to their 5 children. She was a lifelong member of Rosemont Christian Church where she was actively involved in the women's church...
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Nellie Myers

March 17, 1919 - November 26, 2016

Nellie Myers went home to be with her Lord on November 26, 2016 at age 97. She was married for many wonderful years to J. Wesley Myers who pre-deceased her, passing away in January, 1993. Nellie was born in Red Bluff, California on March 17, 1919 and had a rough go in her early life. Being born into a poor family, it was especially hard living though the Great Depression existing for part of that...
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Baskin Jackson Culpepper

March 5, 1936 - November 25, 2016

Baskin Jackson (BJ) Culpepper passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 with his family by his side. He was 80 years young at the time of his passing. Mr. Culpepper’s cremated remains will be scattered at a later date in his hometown in Louisiana. Mr. Culpepper was born March 5, 1936 to Archie Lee and Venia Belle (Stewart) Culpepper in Weston, LA. He was the first son and second of seven...
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Anthony Wayne Mundy

October 2, 1960 - November 24, 2016

Mr. Anthony Wayne Mundy, son of Delores A. Mundy and Jerome Dancler, was born October 2, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Indianapolis Public Schools # 41 and Northwest High School. He received an Associates Degree from Miss Wade’s Fashion Merchandising College in Dallas, TX.Anthony worked for Victor Costa as a tailor and a designer for the Bridal Line in Dallas.Anthony professed...
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Hattie Lee Cole-Moore

August 11, 1923 - November 22, 2016

On November 22, 2016 God called home the wonderful and beloved Hattie Lee Cole-Moore, but before He called her home He allowed the world to experience a true definition of love. Hattie Moore was to many a woman after God’s own heart. She was humble, kind, loving, and caring in a way that words cannot explain. She had a passion to minister to those who needed guidance and extended grace to...
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Yolanda Nira Martinez

July 19, 1958 - November 22, 2016

Yolanda Nira Martinez, age 58, resident of Dallas passed away on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center of Dallas. She was born on July 19, 1958 in Dallas, Texas. Yolanda loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband Reynaldo. She leaves to cherish her memories: her beloved husband, Reynaldo Islas Martinez; children: Reynaldo Martinez Jr., Kathy Reyes,...
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Gary Lee Bolden

January 28, 1956 - November 20, 2016

Life Reflections of GaryGary Lee Bolden was born on January 28, 1956 to the parents of Howard G. L. Bolden and Hazel Mae Chatman in Dallas, Texas. He was the sixth child out of eight children. Gary attended Wilmer Hutchins Independent School District. Gary worked numerous jobs until he decided that truck driving was for him. He was a dedicated truck driver for over 20 years. He ended his...
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Dorothy Louise Morrison

July 9, 1930 - November 20, 2016

Dorothy Louise Towles Morrison: July 9th, 1930 - November 20th, 2016. Dear & beloved wife of Billy Joe Morrison for 69 years. Survived by: (Daughter) Debra Morrison Moore. (Grandsons) Micah, Matt & Ryan Moore. (Granddaughters) Yulia Vasquez & Lydia Moore. (Great Granddaughters) Jadyn, Keara, Zaelyn & Clementine Moore & Leslie Reed. (Great Grandsons) Wolfgang Muir Moore, Zayden...
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Alma Jeannette Littlefield

July 31, 1930 - November 20, 2016

Age 86, Jeannette passed away on 11/20/2016 from complications of Alzheimer’s. Born on 07/31/1930 in Ennis, Texas to Joseph and Gladys Richardson; preceded in death by husband, Robert Littlefield. She is survived by her three sons: Arthur Littlefield of Richardson, Texas, Richard Littlefield (Linda) of Star Prairie, Wisconsin, and David Littlefield (Alicia) of Granbury, Texas; sisters: Jo...
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Willie Bernard Daniels

March 10, 1966 - November 19, 2016

Willie “Nard” Bernard Daniels left us on November 19, 2016, with caring and loving people at his bedside. Nard was born on March 10, 1966 in Dallas, Texas, to Willie and Julia Sneed. He attended Roosevelt High School and became a professional businessman. After graduation, he met and married Gloria Douglas while pursuing his career as a businessman. Nard took on the role of father,...
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Doris Mae Tullos

February 2, 1932 - November 19, 2016

Loving wife, mother, Granny and Great Granny. Her life's mission was sharing her love with and taking care of her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She graduated from W. H. Adamson High School in January 1950. Survived by: Husband and partner-in-life James (Jim) M. Tullos, married July 15, 1958 (58 years). Loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren....
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Charlie Lee Bunch

July 27, 1929 - November 18, 2016

Charlie Lee Bunch was born on 7/27/1929 in Yuba, Oklahoma. He was married to the love of his life, Barbara Ellen Bunch for more than 65 years. They were rejoined on November 18, 2016 in heaven with Our Savior Father. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Bunch, Father James Walter Bunch, Mother Amy Lynn Grider, Sister Mae Hamil, and Daughter Alta Lynn Bunch. Surviving family, Charlene...
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Julian Stroud, Jr.

June 19, 1926 - November 15, 2016

Went to be with the Lord November 15, 2016. Born June 19, 1926. Julian had a full life as a loving husband, wonderful father and a faithful friend to many. He was a strong soldier for Christ, deacon in his church and a volunteer member of the Texas Baptist Men's Assoc. Survived by his wife of 66 years Mary Stroud, daughter and son-in-law David and Sharon Logan, daughter Susan Washburn, sister...
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Minerva I. Cantu

November 12, 1961 - November 14, 2016

Born November 12, 1961 in San Benito, Texas and passed away November 14, 2016 in Dallas. Survived by her companion, Angel Perez; Children, Hector Adamez, Ester Cantu, Stella Bravo and Phillip Cantu; grandchildren, Angelice Adamez, Jennifer Cantu, Jamie Cantu, Guadalupe Cantu, Samantha Bravo, Alicea Cantu and Amelia Bravo; siblings, Joe Cantu, Angelita Valdez, Maribel Lozano, Senaida Cantu, Arturo...
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John Hernandez

November 8, 1951 - November 14, 2016

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Janice Becker Haley

May 18, 1923 - November 14, 2016

Janice Becker Haley joined her gracious Heavenly Father and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 14, 2016, at the age of 93. She joins her beloved husband of 60 years, Lt. Col. William T. (Bill) Haley, who preceded her in death in 2004. She was born in Dallas, Texas on May 18, 1923, the daughter of Arthur W. Becker, Sr. and Orene Harris. and is survived by their daughter, Kathleen (Kat)...
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James Paul Allen

April 10, 1925 - November 12, 2016

James Paul (JP) Allen Jr., 91, of Ferris, Texas beloved husband and best friend of Honorata (Galang) Allen for 20 years passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife and daughter, Angelica Allen on November 12, 2016. JP was born to the parentage of the late J.P. Allen Sr. and Rebecca Allen in Ferris on April 10, 1925. He was predeceased by his brothers Fred Allen Sr., Rudolph Allen, and...
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Bobbie Ellen HESLIP

August 18, 1942 - November 12, 2016

Bobbie Ellen Wilson Heslip (also known as Bobcat) was born on August 18, 1942, to the late Thirkield and Ruby Wilson in Waco, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Thirkield Wilson, Sr.; mother, Ruby Malone Wilson; sisters, Permiror Wilson Gilmore, Superior Wilson Allen, and Doris Al Wilson Thomas; and brothers, Thirkield (Dooley) Wilson, Jr. and Joe Samuel Wilson. Bobbie began her...
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Joyce Mae Florence-Hider

February 1, 1922 - November 12, 2016

Mrs. Joyce Mae Florence-Hider was born February 1, 1922, to Hattie and Homer Florence in Jefferson, Texas. She attended Greater Garth Chapel in South Dallas and served on the usher board. She worked at Saint Rita's Catholic School as a cafeteria worker for many years. She also did domestic work. She had been retired for 34 years. On November 12, 2016 Mrs. Joyce was...
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Delores Barello

July 29, 1953 - November 11, 2016

Delores “Dee” Barello was a fun-loving, generous, kind mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was the most patient, organized, and dependable of all of us. Whenever we needed help to prepare, plan, or even cook and clean she would be there early and leave last. Whenever we needed an encouraging word or just a person to take your side even if you were in the wrong, she would...
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Charles Lee Robinson

September 7, 1955 - November 10, 2016

Charles Lee Robinson was born on September 7, 1955, in Monroe, Louisiana, to the parentage of Eula Mae McGee and A.P. Brown. He passed away from this life peacefully on November 10, 2016. Charlie confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of Pilgrim Rest #2 Baptist Church. Charles Lee Robinson graduated from Rayville High School. After graduation, he served in the Air Force and the...
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Linda Marie Adams

March 27, 1914 - November 10, 2016

Linda Marie Adams was born in Richmond, Missouri to Walter Anderson Morgan and Mae (Spoon) Morgan on March 27, 1914 and died November 10, 2016, peacefully in her sleep. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Clifford Adams and daughter, Betty Dean Meadors and grandson Daryl Meadors. She is survived by her two sons Walter Douglas Sitz and Albert...
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Lorena Betts Roberts

February 28, 1930 - November 10, 2016

Born February 28, 1930 in Highway, New Mexico and passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016. She had a kind heart, a beautiful soul, and was the guardian angel that always brought our family together. You are forever loved and forever missed and your story lives on through the children you have brought in to this world. Lorena is preceded in death by her, husband Bill Roberts; three brothers,...
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Isabel Pierson

July 2, 1923 - November 9, 2016

Isabel Maria Pierson, a longtime resident of Dallas, Texas, died in this city on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Born in Los Santos, Panama on July 2, 1923, she was married on January 1, 1945 to Nelson L. Pierson, from Bunceton, Missouri. He precedes her in death. A kind and devoted wife and mother, she was the rock of her family during troubling times. She is survived by her two sons and one...
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Curtis Mack McClure

April 4, 1927 - November 8, 2016

Curtis Mack McClure was born April 4, 1927, in Macedonia Bowie, Texas, to the parentage of Robert McClure and Ellen McClure Watson. Curtis loved fishing, traveling, baseball and people. After finishing high school, he went on to serve his country in the United States Army. Curtis also attended barber college and later opened his own barber shop. He retired after working 45 years at Lone Star...
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Samuel Lee TAYLOR

September 13, 1942 - November 8, 2016

Samuel Lee Taylor was born on September 13, 1942, in Clarksville, Texas, to the union of the late Earnestine Taylor and the late Johnnie Taylor, Jr. (stepfather) and the late Preston Taylor (paternal).Later he married Fredia Marie Taylor who preceded him in death. Samuel was employed for many years and retired by DISD as Custodial Janitor Services. Mr. Taylor leaves to share his memories: four...
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Frances Mae Stewart

December 20, 1928 - November 7, 2016

Frances Mae Stewart was born on December 20, 1928 in Dallas, TX. She worked for the telephone company and then as a teacher but mostly loved being part of her church. She lived her life fully. She held a place in her heart for the beauty of cardinals. Every time you see a cardinal, think of mom.Frances leaves behind her son Rex and wife Lisa and her daughter Robin and husband Lloyd along with...
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John Paul MCELROY

October 4, 1927 - November 7, 2016

John Paul McElroy, born October 4, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas died November 7, 2016 in Tyler, Texas. He is survived by his caring and devoted wife of 67 years, Patricia Meanor McElroy, Tyler, Texas; Daughter Barbara McElroy Knight and husband James A. Knight, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Granddaughter Elizabeth Knight, Los Angeles, California; Grandson James McElroy Knight and wife Alanna Junge Knight,...
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Fortino Briceno Pulido

August 12, 1921 - November 7, 2016

Fortino Briceno Pulido, age 95 passed away on Monday November 7, 2016 at his residence in Irving, Texas. He was born on August 12, 1921 in Lockhart, Texas to the late Atilano Pulido and Juanita Briceno. He loved playing music and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his love ones. Fortino was preceded in death by his beloved wife Maria De Jesus Cisneros Pulido, daughter...
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Oscar Jernigan

October 26, 1944 - November 6, 2016

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James Virgle WARREN

September 24, 1939 - November 6, 2016

James Virgle Warren, born September 24, 1939 in Mosheim, TX and went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 6, 2016. Born to J.W. and Velda Warren. James was employed in many professions over his life, but he spent the majority of his career with Dallas Area Rapid Transit as a supervisor until he retired in 1997. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren dearly; teaching them how to be...
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Jose Maria Lopez

April 7, 1930 - November 5, 2016

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Mary Ellen Yarborough

April 6, 1935 - November 5, 2016

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Berry ALLEN

November 2, 1923 - November 3, 2016

Brother Berry Allen was born November 2, 1923 to the parent of Jim Allen and Pinkie Willis Allen. He found Christ at an early age and united with Rhode Island Baptist Church in Fairfield. In 1952 he moved to Dallas, TX and united with Full Gospel Pentecostal Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Harold Smith. For over forty years he was a faithful member of the Eagles Rest and the...
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Kenneth Hayden

December 19, 1922 - November 2, 2016

Kenneth Hayden was born on December 19, 1922 in Tyler, Texas and passed away on November 2, 2016 in Duncanville, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father Lester L. Hayden and mother Oma Moore Hayden. Kenneth enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Kenneth was a Gideon,Deacon Emeritus at his church and taught Sunday School Class for over 50 years. Kenneth was also a...
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Weldon D. Beckham

October 5, 1931 - November 2, 2016

Weldon D BeckhamBorn October 5, 1931 and passed away November 2, 2016. Weldon was preceded in death by Lee Roy & Lollie (parents), Fleta (wife) and Kathy Frasier (daughter). He is survived by (brother) Doyle & Juanelle Beckham; (daughters) Lori Brownlow and Lesa Preston; (son) Roger & Debbie Redmond; and (granddaughter) Christina Preston & Cengiz Ozturk, (grandsons) Adam &...
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Mario Alberto Lopez

July 27, 1996 - November 1, 2016

Mario “Beto” Lopez, age 20, passed away on November 1, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Beto was born on July 27, 1996 to Claudia (Veloz) Lopez and Mario Alberto Lopez in San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. Mexico. He is survived by his mother Claudia (Veloz) Freeney, and stepfather, Derrick Freeney; his father, Mario Alberto Lopez, siblings, Daniela and Erick, and many loving family members and friends....
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Joe Gomez

October 13, 1956 - October 31, 2016

Born: October 13, 1956Homegoing: October 31, 2016 Joe Jr., age 60, was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, October 31, 2016 in prayer and surrounded by the love of his family. Joe Jr. was welcomed in heaven by family who preceded him in death: his parents, Joe Gomez Sr. and Virginia Franco Gomez; his sister, Lily Ruiz; his brother, James Gomez; and his grandson, Sergio Lopez. Joe Jr. is...
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Edna Arleen Layne

October 5, 1940 - October 30, 2016

Edna Arleen (Leen) Sexton-Layne was born in Waco, Texas on October 5, 1940 to Arlee and Margaret Earnestine Sexton. Arleen was the oldest of three children; Kenneth Don and Samuel Kelton. She met and married her soulmate Wayland Layne, Jr. and they married on June 7, 1957. She attended Sunset High School in Dallas. She was the proud mother to Terri Lynn Layne-Miller and Michael Scott Layne. She...
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Odean McPherson

April 3, 1927 - October 30, 2016

Mrs. Odean Waston McPherson was born on April 3, 1927, in Bryan, Texas, to the late Isaac Watson, Sr. and Lizzie Young Watson, and passed away on October 30, 2016, in DeSoto, Texas. Odean is preceded in death by her husband, Charles McPherson; her son, John Baldwin; and numerous brothers and sisters. Those who are left to cherish her precious memories are her loving children, Ruthie Jean Thomas,...
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Eddie Gomez

July 11, 1960 - October 30, 2016

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Sadie Morris

January 31, 1944 - October 29, 2016

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Willa Mae MANN

November 23, 1923 - October 29, 2016

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Ira Nolan DRURY

December 10, 1947 - October 28, 2016

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Eula C. Bigham

January 14, 1921 - October 28, 2016

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William Duane MCKOWN

February 13, 1963 - October 26, 2016

William Duane McKown, 53, of Desoto, TX, passed away, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 pm, Monday, October 31 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, 6000 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75232, and Reverend Joel Porter will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of...
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Al Dee VENABLE

October 25, 1939 - October 26, 2016

Al Dee Venable made his earthly transition on Wednesday October 26, 2016 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Al was born on October 25, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to the parentage of J.D. Venable and Daisy (White) Venable. Al was a 1958 graduate from South Oak Cliff High School; he also attended and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1964 with a BS degree in Civil...
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Betty Dean Meadors

April 21, 1936 - October 24, 2016

Betty Dean Meadors was born on April 21, 1936, to Lynda Marie Morgan and Arthur Sitz. She passed away October 24, 2016. Betty is preceded in death by her father, Arthur Sitz; and son, Daryl Meadors. She is survived by her mother, Lynda Marie Adams; daughter, Donna John; grandchildren, Christina Wickline, Diane Yates, Jason Meadors, Terresa Meadors and Karen John; thirteen great-grandchildren; and...
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Charles E. Wright

March 31, 1938 - October 22, 2016

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Betty Bolt

August 15, 1929 - October 20, 2016

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Barbara Yvonne Hughes

October 12, 1916 - October 19, 2016

Barbara Yvonne Hughes passed away on October 19, 2016 in McKinney Texas. She was born on October 12, 1916 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Robert and Nina Harrington. After spending the first twelve years of her life in Battle Creek, she moved to Dallas Texas in 1928. Barbara graduated from N.R. Crozier Technical High School in 1933. A year later she and Virgil Woodrow (Sonny) Hughes were married....
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Susan C. Vaughan

January 22, 1952 - October 16, 2016

Susan Vaughan Becker, 64, passed from this life on Sunday, October 16, 2016.Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Laurel Land Memorial Park at 6000 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service at 203 Silverwood Drive, Mansfield.Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Network (pancan...
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Samuel L. Brown

August 9, 1943 - October 16, 2016

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Emma J. Taylor

August 7, 1941 - October 14, 2016

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Carrie Jean Whiteside

May 5, 1958 - October 14, 2016

Carrie Jean Whiteside entered in this life on May 5, 1958, in San Antonio, Texas, to Pauline and Don Thomas.She grew up in the San Antonio area with two sisters and two brothers. After graduating from high school and enjoying life, Carrie relocated to Dallas, Texas. Carrie Jean met and fell in love with Benjamin Whiteside, and they became one union on November 30, 1994.She worked in the medical...
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Ramon M. Luna

January 31, 1938 - October 13, 2016

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Ramon M. Luna

January 31, 1938 - October 13, 2016

Ramon M. Luna was born January 31, 1938 in Lubbock, Texas and he passed away on October 13, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Ramon is survived by his loving wife, of thirty-eight plus years Geneva Luna; his children: Lupe Figueroa, Lillie Luna, Rosario Munoz, Minerva Reyna, Ramon M. Luna Jr., Rebecca. Hernandez, Ruth Cruz, Roberto Luna, Rafael Luna, Raquel Carmona, Rita Cruz, Ruben Luna, Lillie...
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Lisa Kay Welton

August 11, 1965 - October 12, 2016

Our beautiful, blue-eyed sister, passed away October 12, 2016. She was born August 11, 1965, to her loving parents Billie Ruth and John Scott Welton, who preceded her in death. Lisa is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Mary Lou Welton and daughter Renee of Richardson, TX, son, Dr. Scott T. Welton and his children Riley and Reece of Cincinnati, OH, and daughter, Kristen E....
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Rocelie Raven

October 7, 1930 - October 11, 2016

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Rocelie Raven

October 7, 1930 - October 11, 2016

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Ruby Estella Thrall

November 27, 1924 - October 11, 2016

Ruby Estella Horn Thrall, 91, of Beeville, Texas, entered Heaven on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Ruby was born on November 27, 1924, in Wilson, Oklahoma to Martain Clay Horn and Gracie Pearl Bailey. Ruby graduated from business school. During World War II she worked at a war plant making landing gear for airplanes.In 1945, Ruby married Henry Louie Thrall, Jr. in Temple, Texas. They resided in...
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Emorie Lynn Luttrell

October 9, 2016 - October 9, 2016

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Sam Marshall Hill

August 18, 1952 - October 9, 2016

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Jose Cruz Sanchez

September 29, 1988 - October 8, 2016

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Maria G. Guzman

January 4, 1930 - October 7, 2016

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Jessie Ora Braswell

May 15, 1918 - October 6, 2016

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Lillie Mae Meeks

June 24, 1922 - October 5, 2016

Lillie Mae Chaddick Meeks, 94, of Denver, Colorado and formerly of Dallas, Texas, left this world to meet her Lord on October 5, 2016. She was born May 24, 1922 in Parker, Texas and later moved to South Oak Cliff in the Dallas area, where she lived most of her life. In 1941 she married Frederick Meeks, with whom she got to celebrate 72 years of marriage. She is survived by her two sons, Frederick...
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Price Dowell Golden

April 5, 1939 - October 5, 2016

Price “Dowell” Golden, age 77, of DeSoto, Texas, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home in DeSoto surrounded by family and loved ones. Dowell was born April 5, 1939 in San Saba, Texas to Charles Dudley Golden and Willie Lorene Slaton Golden. Dowell was a graduate of Rylie High School and married his sweetheart, Thelma “Maydene” Porter on April 14, 1961. As a...
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Jessie Lee Miller

January 16, 1919 - October 4, 2016

Mrs. Jessie Lee Miller age 97, of Dallas, Texas passed away in Red Oak, Texas on October 4, 2016.Mrs. Miller was born and raised in McKinney Texas. Her parents were Charley and Arlena Rutledge.She was saved in the Church of Christ in McKinney at age 14 and rededicated her life at a revival later on in life. Mrs. Miller married Thomas Edward Miller (deceased) on April 2, 1963 and raised his three...
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Felix Beltran

September 22, 1938 - October 3, 2016

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

January 10, 1925 - October 3, 2016

Freta D. Van Meter, 91, a loving mother and “Mimi” passed away on October 3, 2016. She was born on January 10, 1925 in Electra, Texas to Grady and Audrey Davis. She retired from Mobil Oil and was blessed with 30 year career where she made many lifelong friends. Freta had a great love for her family & The Lord, Jesus Christ.She was preceded in death by her beautiful daughter,...
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Susie Elaine Smith

December 9, 1945 - October 1, 2016

In Loving Memory of Susie Elaine Smith of Dallas, Texas who went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2016. Born in Dallas, Texas on December 9, 1945, she was a graduate of the Sunset High School class of 1965. She worked for Buena Vista a distribution company of Walt Disney for 32 years. Preceded in death by her parents William Edward Patton, Sr. and Semi Lucille Patton and her brother William ...
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Lois Marie SMITH

January 1, 1940 - October 1, 2016

Lois Marie Tucker Smith, 76, met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday October 1, 2016 at Baylor Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas. Lois was born on January 1, 1940 to the parentage of Wesley Tucker and Florine Tucker in Winona, Texas. Lois was educated in the Tyler Public School System and graduated from Emmett Scott High School in Tyler, Texas. After relocating to Dallas, Lois pursued...
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Virgie Matheson Collins

February 23, 1919 - October 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Ruby Jewel Gillock

August 31, 1930 - September 30, 2016

Ruby Jewel Gillock went to be with the Lord on Friday September 30, 2016 at age 86. Ruby was born August 31, 1930 to C.W. and Susie Konkle. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, James W. Gillock, her parents and her grandchildren Harrison and Justin Marsee. Ruby leaves two daughters, two sons-in-law and very beloved grandchildren who will always cherish her memory.
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Eric Barnard Brantley

September 12, 1965 - September 29, 2016

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

August 6, 1938 - September 28, 2016

On August 6, 1938 in Marshall, Texas, God blessed William (Bill) and Lilly Bell Johnson with Inez Marie Johnson Greer. Inez entered eternal peace on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. At an early age she professed her love for Jesus Christ from New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas and later rededicated her life to Christ at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Inez graduated from Lincoln...
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Margie Faye WILLIAMS

March 28, 1943 - September 28, 2016

The fruitful and productive life of Margie Faye McDade Williams came to a close on September 28, 2016 at Charlton Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Margie was born on March 28, 1943 in Lorena, Texas to the parentage of Johnnie and Frances (Cox) McDade. Margie attended and graduated from Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas. She pursued her vocational license in nursing and worked in the...
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Carnellie Green Willingham

June 26, 1921 - September 27, 2016

Nell Willingham, 95, of Mans?ed, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday evening, at her home at the Isle at Watercrest. Nell was born on June 26, 1921, in Beech Grove, Tennessee, to James Madison and Ollie Simmons Green. Her mother died when she was a child, and her father moved the family to Plano, Texas, where she grew up. After graduating from Plano High School, she moved to El Paso, where she...
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Wanda Lou Moss

May 9, 1939 - September 26, 2016

Wanda Lou Franklin Moss entered into eternity in the early morning of September 26, 2016. She was reunited in heaven with her grandparents, and beloved brother, Cecil B. Franklin. Wanda Lou Franklin was born on May 9, 1939, in Rusk, Texas, the oldest child of Willie Mae Barnes and Shelly Franklin. She was a bright and curious child and graduated with honors from Lincoln High School in Dallas,...
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Farrell Melvin Thornton

November 18, 1931 - September 26, 2016

Passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on September 26, 2016 at the age of 84. Survived by his daughter in law, Nira Thornton; grandchildren, Robert and Christy Thornton and Jennifer and Kenny Tyler ; great-grandchildren, Kayelynn, Brantley and Madalynn. Farrell is preceded in death by his parents, Kittie and Louie Thornton; wife, Betty Thornton; and son, David Thornton.
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Jordan U. Marion

October 22, 1928 - September 25, 2016

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

October 17, 1940 - September 25, 2016

Lana Jeanne Walker AndersonBorn October 17, 1940 in Dallas, TX and passed away September 25, 2016 in Waxahachie, TX. Preceded in death by her husband, Willard Anderson; father, Luke Allan Walker; mother, Charlyne Wingfield Walker; and brother-in-law, Dennis Seals. Survived by her sons, David Allan Hawkins of Garland; Damon Thomas Hawkins & wife Linda of Anadarko, OK.; six grandchildren,...
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Betty L. Williams

October 31, 1939 - September 24, 2016

Betty Lavon Dixon Williams was born on October 31, 1939 in Rosston, Arkansas and passed away September 24, 2016 in Richardson, Texas. Betty graduated from Sunset High School in 1957 in Dallas and attended Business College. She moved San Diego, California in 1967, and began raising a family, once the boys were old enough to start school she returned to work as a legal secretary at a law firm for...
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Floyd Qualls

May 19, 1937 - September 24, 2016

Floyd "Red" Qualls is survived by his wife, Debra Qualls; son, Jerry Qualls; step-daughter, Frances Jude; grandson, Glen Jude, Jr. and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
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Yvonne J. Fuller

March 23, 1927 - September 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Norma Lovene Chandler

January 19, 1925 - September 21, 2016

Mrs. Norma Chandler 91 of Desoto passed away on Wednesday Sept. 21 at a local care center.The funeral will be Monday Sept. 26 at 12:00 Noon at Laurel Land Funeral Home, the Dr. Dan L. Griffin of Lancaster will be officiating. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.Mrs. Chandler was born in Temple, TX on Jan. 19, 1925 to Leo and Edna Pernitza. She was a member of First Baptist Lancaster.She...
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Evelyn Louise Whitfield

July 30, 1954 - September 17, 2016

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

October 14, 1928 - September 17, 2016

Age 87, long time resident of Dallas passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2016. Born on October 14, 1928 in Mansfield, Texas to the parentage of Henry Cephus Rushing and Eloise (Gaddis) Rushing. She was a college graduate and a professional in the insurance industry until her retirement. Monty was a longtime member of Cliff Temple Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas. Monty’s favorite...
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Don L. Hicks

August 11, 1932 - September 16, 2016

Don L. Hicks, 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 16, 2016. He was born on August 11, 1932 in Marietta, OK to Delbert and Lucille Hicks. Don Hicks received his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian College. He was a Church of Christ minister for 30+ years. During his time in the ministry Don served the Lord God with complete devotion in various...
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Bobby J. Morris

November 28, 1944 - September 15, 2016

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