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

Mary Hernandez

November 21, 1921 - April 21, 2014

Mary Hernandez 92, of Dallas, TX passed away on April 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Max Hernandez, son Roy Hermandez, mother Virginia Hernandez, sister Aurora Salazar and brother Jerry Hernandez. Mary was survived by daughter, Irene Galvan and son-in-law, Armando Galvan, her sisters Bonnie Smith, Chelo Castro; brothers, Jimmy Hernandez and Robert...
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Florentino Sipriano

March 14, 1926 - April 20, 2014

March 14, 1926 - April 20, 2014 World War II Veteran. Machinist. Farmer. Husband. Father. Grandfather. Great-Grandfather. All words that can describe a man. But Florentino was not just a man and one cannot summarize a great man's life in just a few sentences. Known as "Papo" by family, and "Tino" by friends, he cared for and was loved by all. He was born in Kemp, Texas. He served in the...
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Janie Lou Arwine

December 25, 1920 - April 20, 2014


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Everett Styes Walker

March 19, 1937 - April 17, 2014


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Maria Trinidad Barrientos Pinon

June 7, 1925 - April 16, 2014

Pinon, Maria Trinidad Barrientos Husband: Fernando Pinon – deceased Children: Magdaleno Santiago Pinon, Martin Pinon, Irineo Pinon - deceased, Maria De Jesus Villarreal Pinon, Ramiro Pinon - deceased, Anaberta Pinon, Ramona Guadalupe Pinon, Jose Fernando Pinon, Juan Antonio Pinon Numerous grandchildren: Arturo, Angeles, Maria Isabel, Roy, Fernando, Rosie, Angelica, Martin, Pedro,...
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Theodora Y'Barbara Justice

January 23, 1955 - April 15, 2014

Justice, Theodora Y'Barbara Born in Tyler, TX, passed away April 15, 2014. Survived by her daughters: Miesha Medford and husband Carl, Karen Pearson and husband Andrew, brothers: Kenneth C. Humphrie and wife Loretta, Vernon L. Humphrie and wife Rebecca, sister: Maryilyn Humphrie, mother: Louie Mae Humphrie.
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Russell Carter Paster, Sr.

September 22, 1930 - April 13, 2014

Russell Carter Paster, Sr. A longtime resident of Monroe, LA, passed in peace Sunday, April 13, 2014. He is survived by his seven children Russell C. Paster Jr.(Houston, TX), Lester Glen Paster (Monroe, LA), Sharon Swayzer (Houston, TX), Gina Cain (Arlington, VA), Taryon Bowman (Lewisville, TX), Jennifer Burch (Desoto, TX) and Tambre Thomas (Ft.Worth, TX). Brothers: Alfred Paster, (Monroe, JI...
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Bennie Charles Hope

January 6, 1929 - April 11, 2014

Bennie Charles Hope A resident of Big Sandy and born in Gilmer, Texas, Mr Hope was born January 6, 1929 passed on April 11, 2014 at 85 years of age. A navy veteran and carpenter, he always had a kind word or an interesting story to tell. He leaves behind his domestic partner, Tammy Dunn, his niece Rebecca Whitacre and a grand niece Gretchen Whitacre. Visitation will be at 2:00 Friday...
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Kenneth Dale Turk

July 18, 1919 - April 11, 2014

Kenneth Dale Turk, 94, was born in Midland, Michigan on July 18, 1919 and passed away on April 11, 2014. He was a resident of Dallas, Texas.
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Johnnie Mae Smith-Prince

April 10, 2014

Johnnie Mae Smith Prince of Dallas, TX went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2014. Johnnie Mae was born in Hawkins, TX on February 12, 1921 to the parentage of John and Vera Smith. She attended school in Hawkins, Texas and also attended Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins. Johnnie Mae worked for Scottish Rite Hospital as a Physical Therapist Aide. She retired after 35 years of...
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Leon L. Roberts

August 5, 1934 - April 10, 2014

Leon L. Roberts was born on August 5, 1934 in Farmer, Texas, to parents Hoyt G. Roberts and Stella R. Petty. He passed away on April 10, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Leon grew in Farmer Texas and made Dallas, Texas his home. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class from 1958-1962. He work as a air mechanic for Aviall also known as DallasAirmotive for more than 35 years doing a job...
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Mattie Lee Buckner

September 14, 1934 - April 9, 2014

Buckner, Mattie Lee 79, passed April 9, 2014. Born in Onaleska, TX, to Alberta and Clifford Locke who preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing 2 sons, Kevin Michael and Keith Douglas ( Sharon ), 3 sisters, Betty Williams, Darlene Locke and Alice Miles ( Charles ), 1 granddaughter Symone Jimmerson.
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Mary Jo Jackson Morris

June 28, 1923 - April 9, 2014

Mary Jo Jackson Morris was born to Elmer and Viola Jackson on June 28, 1923, in Kempner, Texas. She grew up traveling through West Texas with her parents and brothers picking cotton. She attended 18 different schools, graduating from Waco High. She was a very kind, sweet-spirited Christian serving God in many ways. She taught Sunday school most of her adult life, visited the sick and shut...
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Freda Maxine Jones

September 13, 1929 - April 9, 2014

Freda Maxine "Aunt Maxie" Jones, 84, of Dallas, Texas went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 9, 2014, in Red Oak, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Dallas and graduated from Adamson High School. Maxine was a long-time member of The Oaks Baptist Church (First Baptist Oak Cliff). She retired from Frito-Lay after many years of employment. Aunt Maxie was a sweet caring person...
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Mary Jo Morris

June 28, 1923 - April 9, 2014


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Ola Wyatt Moses Fox

December 23, 1909 - April 8, 2014

Ola Wyatt Moses Fox (1909-2014) Ola "Nana" Fox, 104, of Springdale, Arkansas, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 8, 2014, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While attending school - where, incidentally, the Moses clan supplied roughly half the students from first grade through graduation - she once won a high school beauty pageant. From that point on Ola was oft' referred to as the ...
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Walter Junior Cannon

October 24, 1979 - April 7, 2014

Walter Cannon 34, was born on October 24, 1979 in Waxahachie, TX and passed away on April 7, 2014. He was a resident of Dallas, tX.
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Mary Larue Compton

January 23, 1928 - April 7, 2014

Mary Larue Compton, known by all who loved her as MawMaw, died peacefully on April 7, 2014 at the age of 86. Larue was born in Hughes Springs, TX on January 23, 1928 to Horace Orville Fite and Mary Gladine Hull Fite. After graduating from Hughes Springs High School, Larue's family moved to Dallas to support the war effort. On April 18, 1947, she married the love of her life, James Wendell Compton...
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Viola Faye Smith

January 12, 1925 - April 6, 2014


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Sheila Ann Nobles

September 21, 1948 - April 6, 2014

Sheila was born in Port Arthur, Texas to Vollie Carlyle and Ida Gertrude Henderson Droddy. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas. She attended and graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor's Degree in education. She also received a Master's Degree in Education from North Texas University. She retired after having worked for Dallas Independent School...
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Delia Woo

October 2, 1939 - April 6, 2014

Woo, Delia Born October 2, 1939 in Robstown, TX. passed away April 6, 2014 in Grand Prairie, TX. She is survived by her husband Rodolfo L. Woo, her children Joshua A. Woo, Joe L. Woo, Paul Woo, Rosalie Solis, Shelby R. Tune, Edward Woo, Emily Tune and numerous grandchildren, sisters Marylou O'Brien, Lupita Carrasco and brother Ramon Tejeda.
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R. B. Chambers

June 1, 1915 - April 5, 2014

Survived by his daughter, Sandra Harbison and husband Charles; grandson, Chuck Harbison and wife Cristy; great grandchildren, Chandler, Cassidy, Emily and Ava Grace; granddaughter, Robin Bluem and husband Pete; great grandson, Preston.
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Donald William Green

June 30, 1937 - April 5, 2014


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R.B. Chambers

June 1, 1915 - April 5, 2014

R.B. Chambers, 98, was born on June 1, 1915 in Tennessee and passed away on April 5, 2014. He was a resident of Frisco, Texas. Mr. Chambers is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Frances. He is survived by a daughter Sandra Harbison and husband Charles, a grandchild Chuck Harbison and wife Christy, four great grandchildren Chandler, Cassidy, Emily, and Ava Grace, a granddaughter Robin...
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Raymond Floyd Thompson

August 24, 1929 - April 4, 2014

Thompson, Raymond F. Jr., born August 24, 1929 in Michigan to Oscar and Agnes Thompson. As a baby Raymond moved to Dallas. Graduated from Adamson High School and served in the Navy after graduation from 1946 to 1950. Raymond was an Electrician Apprentice and used his skills working for Westinghouse Elevators, as an Elevator Mechanic. Raymond was preceded in death by his loving parents,...
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Addie Sibley Hawkins

October 4, 1937 - April 3, 2014

Survived by her daughters, Linda Hurst, Brenda Noel, Betty Green; siblings, Norma Matthews, Mary Helen Mason, Ottis Sibley and Leo Sibley Jr.
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Michelle Tyson Elrod

September 3, 1965 - April 3, 2014

Survived by her husband of ten years, Grover Elrod; Children, Jessica Foster and husband Jeremy, Jennifer Raber and husband Joseph; James Peek; grandchildren, Julie Beard, Jeremy Foster, Ivan Raber, Jacob Raber, Jayden Foster; mother, Thelma Tyson; siblings, William Tyson, Jimmy Hyatt, Stacy Moseley, Shawn Howell, Joel Halstead, Cynthia Chefny, Walter Powell.
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Essie Marie Snellings

October 9, 1918 - April 2, 2014


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Alton Galaviz Jaurigui

April 6, 1929 - April 2, 2014

Alton Galaviz Jaurigui, 84, of Dallas, Texas, died April 2, 2014. He was born April 16, 1929, in Grand Prairie, Texas, the son of Patrocinia and Pedro Jaurigui. On November 26,1954, he married Lupe Cisneros. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Alton L. and Vera Jaurigui of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Juanita Rocha of Dallas, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Mac McLeod of...
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Priscilla Lopez

July 10, 1972 - April 1, 2014


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Ann Naomi McMillan

October 23, 1919 - March 31, 2014


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Lee Charles Cooper

November 25, 1946 - March 27, 2014


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Mary Sue Hunt

February 15, 1921 - March 27, 2014

Mary Sue Hunt, 93, went home to be with the Lord on March 27th of 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband Preston Hunt, son Jerry Hunt, and daughter Sandra Kay Furr. She is survived by her son James Hunt and wife Judy, sister Lovenia Luhring, grandsons: Channing Furr, Jeffery Hunt, Randall Hunt, granddaughters: Tamara Higginbotham, Julie Hernandez-Rivas, Dachelle Haggarty, Wendy Hunt and...
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Rogelia Cuarenta Cerda

October 16, 1956 - March 27, 2014

Rogelia Cerda was born on October 16, 1956 in Mexico and passed away on March 27, 2014. Rogelia was a resident of Grand Prairie, TX. She is survived by; her children; Jose Roman Martinez and wife Samantha, Homar Godinez, Linda Veronica Godinez, Ana Laura Munoz and husband Jamie, Rene Fransico Godinez, Silvano Jesus Godinez Jr., Miguel Angel Godinez, 10 Grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, a...
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Payton Clyde Bruce

July 2, 1925 - March 25, 2014


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June Elaine Price

April 14, 1926 - March 25, 2014

June Elaine 87 was welcomed by the loving arms of Jesus on March 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years David Bruce Price, Jr. who died in 2008 and son Robert Alan Miller who died in 2002. She was born June Elaine Anderson in Felton, PA in 1926. She was a resident of Abundant Living Family Care Home in Plano, TX for the last 6 years. Mrs. Price is survived by her sisters...
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Gertrude Elizabeth Davis

May 4, 1933 - March 23, 2014


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Lucille L Davis

December 19, 1918 - March 21, 2014

Lucille L Davis, age 95, of Dallas, TX, passed away on 3/21/2014. Lucille was born on 12/19/1918 to Ernest and Blanche Lawrence in Arp, TX. Lucille is survived by her daughter, Sharon Kamm and husband Walter, grandsons, Scott Frazier & wife Judy, Brad Frazier, great-granddaughter Paige Frazier, and numerous family members and friends. Lucille is preceded in death by her mother and father, Ernest...
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John Montley King

March 16, 1950 - March 20, 2014

John Montley King was affectionately known as Chipper. John was born to Sarah Robinson and Montley King on March 16, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York. John attended Boys and Girls High where he was on the swim and track teams and later became a lifeguard, managing five pools while attending New York University in New York City. At the tender age of thirteen, he met the love of his life. After...
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Marvin Lee Brown, Sr.

March 14, 1934 - March 20, 2014


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Sandra Lee Dempsey

November 8, 1939 - March 18, 2014

Sandra (Sandi) Lee Francis Dempsey Sandi was born Nov 8, 1939 in Dallas, TX to Marvin and Doris Francis. She attended Sunset High School and worked as a medical secretary. The Lord took her home March 18, 2014. Those in heaven to greet her; her son James R. Boone (Rusty); her husband of 30 years Patrick J. Dempsey; her brother James M. Frances and her parents. Those left to cherish her...
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Voreece Cowan

November 16, 1923 - March 17, 2014

COWAN, VOREECE born November 16, 1923 in Mineola, TX, passed away on March 17, 2014. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Jimmie Joe Cowan; sons, Larry Joe Cowan and Ronald Ray Cowan; parents, George and Mary Padgett; sister, Mary Lorraine Sullivan. Survived by her Daughter Rebecca Jo Baker and husband Mike; son Greg Cowan and wife Carol; Sisters Blanche Brooks and Gay Nell...
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Daphine Arnold

October 30, 1934 - March 17, 2014

Daphine was born on Oct. 30, 1934 in Bismarck, AR to Audie and Arvilee Sutton. She married Bobby Hugh Arnold on June 30, 1951. They had 4 children Sharon, Terry, Monty, and Michael. Daphine was preceded in death by her mother, her father, and her husband. Daphine is survived by her daughters Sharon Johnson and Terry Franklin and son-in-laws Johnny and Richard, sons Monty and Michael Arnold and...
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Mary Jeanette McCoy

June 4, 1951 - March 16, 2014

Mary Jeanette McCoy Was born June 4, 1951, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to the parentage of Robert and Ola Parham. She was educated in southern California where she attended USC (University of Southern California) and UCLA (University of California Los Angeles), obtaining her Bachelor of Science and Master degree respectively. In 1976 she moved to Dallas, TX where she united with Oak Cliff Bible...
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Betty Mae Starnes

March 25, 1927 - March 15, 2014

Betty M Starnes, 86, passed away Saturday March 15, 2014 in Dallas, TX. Betty was born on March 25, 1927 in St. Louis, MO. As a young girl, her family moved to South Texas where she was raised on a farm outside Falls City. Betty graduated from Karnes City High School in 1945 and soon after moved to Dallas, TX. She met a handsome WWII veteran, Glen M. "Lefty" Starnes, and they married on April...
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Dwayne Binder

August 21, 1930 - March 14, 2014

Dwayne Binder, 83, passes March 14, 2014 at Heritage Oaks West, Corsicana. HE was born August 21, 1930 to Victor and Pearl Binder in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from Rosedale High School, Kansas City in the class of 1949. His parents, 3 siblings, and 1 granddaughter preceded him in death. Dwayne worked most of his life as a truck driver. He retired from Jack Cooper Transport, hauling cars...
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Marian Virginia Frazier

June 11, 1924 - March 13, 2014

Our loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother joined our Dad in Heaven on March 13, 2014 at the age of 89. She was born in Irving, Texas on June 11, 1924, to David and Effie Ataway. Preceded in death by her parents, David and Effie Ataway, and her husband Ernest L. Frazier, Virginia leaves behind to cherish her memories her son, Ed Frazier and wife, Edie, of McKinney, Texas; daughter,...
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Bel Juarez

February 1, 1927 - March 10, 2014


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Frank Calisto Copeland

November 13, 1924 - March 10, 2014

Frank Calisto Copeland, 89, was born on November 13, 1924 in Marshall, Texas and passed away on March 10, 2014. He was a resident of Austin, Texas.
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Alicia Jean Speed

October 8, 1926 - March 9, 2014

Speed, Alicia Jean Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend
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Peggy V. Ormsby

December 10, 1924 - March 9, 2014

Ormsby, Peggy Age 89, of Grand Prairie, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Peggy was born in Dallas, Texas in 1924 to Bruce Curtis Hays and Dessie Alma Davis Hays and raised by her maternal grandparents after the sudden death of her mother in 1926. She was a graduate of Adamson High School. Peggy moved to St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and daughter in 1964, and...
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Anna Mae (Clayton) Roath

December 11, 1936 - March 8, 2014

Anna Mae Roath, age 77 of Avalon, TX passed away March 8, 2014 at her home. She was born December 11, 1936 in Horton, TX to Joe and Mona Clayton. Ann married Phillip Roath Sr. on June 14, 1963 in Dallas, TX. She was a long time member of the Kingdom Hall of Jahovah's Witness in Waxahachie, TX. Survivors include her husband of 50 years Phillip Roath Sr; Brother Jack Clayton of Mesquite TX;...
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Windel "David" Ryburn

November 17, 1939 - March 6, 2014

W. David Ryburn Age 74, died on March 6th, 2014. He was born on November 17, 1939. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Liz, his children, Steven Ryburn, Stefanie Thompson her husband Josh, grandchildren Parker Ryburn and Noelle Thompson, brother Harry Ryburn and his wife Ann, and sister Jean White, as well as nieces and nephews and their families. David leaves us with a Godly legacy and was...
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Roberta Lela Pace

September 23, 1917 - March 5, 2014

After achieving a full and rich life of 96 years that began in Carthage, Missouri, on September 23, 1917, Roberta Lela Covert Pace fought death after a recent stroke on March 5, 2014. Though her body lost on March 18, her soul won. Roberta leaves behind a few things no one wants and many legacies of grace and service her family and friends will cherish forever. As a young woman, Roberta worked as...
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Jo Marie Moore

October 18, 1924 - March 5, 2014

Jo Marie was called to her heavenly home on March 5, 2014 at the age of 89. Jo Marie was born on October 18, 1924 to William A. and Jodie Couch. She attended school in Dallas, graduating from Adamson High School. After World War II, Jo Marie and Jeff Moore were married and made their home in Oak Cliff. Her faith was always a vital part of her life. As a member of Oak Cliff Christian Church, she...
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Clara Frances McPherson

November 15, 1941 - March 5, 2014


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Alex V. Garay

June 14, 1931 - March 3, 2014

Garay, Alex V. Of Dallas, TX. Born 06/14/1931, Passed away on 03/03/2014. He is preceded in death by his daughter: Alicia Garay. He is survived by his children: Mary Harding, Rosie Reyes, Judy Wadsworth, Ramon Garay, Martin Garay, Victor Garay and Felix Garay, 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He will be missed dearly.
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Lorenzo Holland

June 12, 1936 - March 3, 2014


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Frances Marie Polan

March 17, 1925 - March 3, 2014


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Franklin Delano Andrews

August 25, 1933 - March 3, 2014

Franklin Delano Andrews, 80, Mena, Arkansas formerly of Dallas, Texas passed away Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at his home. He was born August 25th, 1933 in Dallas. Frank was a very loving husband, father, and friend to many. He worked for over 37 years for Yellow Freight, having also been a member the Dallas Local Teamsters Union. He was a member of the Good Sams Traveling Club, and adored his...
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Mary Hellums Dunn

July 1, 1924 - March 2, 2014

Mary Hellums Dunn, Of Dallas, Texas, died March 2nd, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her daughter Debby Dunn Gaffney present at her bedside. Mary was born July 1, 1924 in Charlie, Texas near the Red River as the second of three daughters to Beulah Payne Hellums and William Horace Hellums. In the wake of the Dust Bowl, their family moved to work on farms in East Texas, with Mary attending...
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Frances A Brown

January 13, 1915 - March 2, 2014


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Billy Kenneth Cobb

February 6, 1927 - March 2, 2014

Cobb, Billy Kenneth Born February 6, 1927 in Vernon, Texas, Passed away March 2, 2014 in Desoto, Texas. He is survived by his children: Curtis Cobb and wife Kim Cobb, Mary Beth Hayden and Janice Cobb, grandchildren: Jeremy Cobb and wife CoCo Cobb, Nikki Young and husband Chad Young, Justin Hayden and wife Heather Hayden, great grandchildren: Lillian Young, Asher Young, Sebastian Cobb, Molly...
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Manuel Alegria, Jr.

July 4, 1939 - February 28, 2014

Manuel Alegria Jr., 74, of Alice, TX passed away February 28, 2014 at Methodist Hospital Dallas. He was born in Jim Wells County on July 4, 1939 to parents Manuel Sr. and Emilia Alegria. Manuel enjoyed music, the outdoors, cooking out, and spending time with his wife and family. He was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His family was everything to him. He is survived by his...
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Wilma Faye Phifer

October 18, 1939 - February 27, 2014

WILMA AUDREY FAYE PHIFER was born Octoer 18, 1939 to the parentage of Willie and Malisie Henderson on a farm in Nacogdoches, TX. She was the youngest of nine children. At a young age she moved to Dallas and attended the B.F. Darrell Elementary and Booker T. Washington High School. After graduating she married her first husband, and to this union two children were born, Malissa and Jonathan. As a...
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Mildred Murphrey Ricardson

March 13, 1928 - February 26, 2014

Richardson, Mildred Inez Murphrey Born in the farming community of Phalba, TX to Jesse & Callie Taylor Murphrey on March 13, 1928, the youngest of 3 children. It was a different time walking to the school house when the first one there built the fire, hauling water from the creek to do the wash in dry summers, taking water to the teams of horses or mules in the field. After graduating high...
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Benney Edward Walker

May 28, 1948 - February 24, 2014

Benny Walker D.B.A. Walker Enterprises Passed away February 24, 2014. Benney is survived by his loving wife Barbara, Daughter La Vonda Walker and Sisters Phyllis Watson, Sharon Radford, Faithy Smith, Bobbie Crocker and Teenie West. Benney is preceded in death by his Parents James and Florence Walker, Brother Kenneth Walker and Sister Frances Spurgin. Benney will be missed by his family and...
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Patricia Lee Burcalow - Gomez

December 16, 1947 - February 24, 2014

Patricia Lee Burcalow-Gomez The heavens have opened up and an angel has gone home. You will truly be missed. She was survived by her long time mate Raymond C. Gomez. She leaves behind many family members and friends who loved her very much. Preceded in death by her parents: Jessie Leon Burcalow and Margie Lee Moss, mother in law Aracelia Chavez; sisters Bonnie Zapata and Linda Burcalow;...
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Patricia Ann Morgan

May 22, 1954 - February 22, 2014

Patsy Ann "Toomoo" Morgan was born on May 22nd, 1954 in Russellville, Arkansas to Leroy and Wena Perry. She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Perry, and her brother Roddie Lee Perry, who was killed in 1969 in the Vietnam War. She is survived by her loving husband Trevor, daughter Christin and son in-law Jerry Richard, mother Wena Perry of Dallas, one sister Betty Koetter and her husband...
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Josefa Cavazos

October 13, 1948 - February 19, 2014


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Donald Ray Thomas, Sr.

July 18, 1932 - February 18, 2014

Donald R Thomas, age 81, of Waxahachie, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, 2/18/2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He was born on 7/18/1932 in Dallas, TX to his parents Casey and Eunice Thomas. He was their only child who graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1949. He married Patricia Lee (Smith) Thomas in Dallas on March 29, 1958. They had three children. In 1954 he received a...
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Gerald Wayne Scarborough

February 11, 1953 - February 18, 2014

Gerald Wayne Scarborough, of Dallas, TX, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 61. With his wife Michelle at his side, he led an exciting life traveling to new places, experiencing new restaurants, simply relaxing on the patio and enjoying life in ways he would have never imagined before meeting her. Never leaving each other's side, every new journey built a love...
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Wilburn O. Pritchett, Sr.

November 24, 1923 - February 17, 2014

Wilburn O. (W.O.) Pritchett, Sr. Born November 24, 1923 in Kemp, Texas to Monte and Belle Pritchett. Wilburn graduated from Kemp High School and joined the Air Force where he finished his education. While on leave from Paris, France Wilburn met the love of his life, Roy Ellen Seabolt at Fair Park. Wilburn and Roy Ellen married on January 12, 1946. Their union produced three children,...
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Alica Toro Ortiz

October 26, 1930 - February 16, 2014


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Anita Sowell Prewitt

August 22, 1937 - February 16, 2014

Anita Sowell Prewitt Of Rowlett, Tx passed away February 16,2014. She is survived by her son: Kevin Sowell and partner Mike, daughter: Brenda Jandro and husband Jeff, 2 grandchildren: Jessica Jandro and Benjamin Jandro, 1 great granddaughter: Caitie Wilson, 2 sisters: Gail Moffeit and husband David, Myra Brooks.
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Dorothy Jenkins

February 16, 2014

Beloved mother and grandmother Jean Jenkins died peacefully on February 16 in Garland, TX at age 84. Jean worked both outside and inside the home as an organized and devoted wife and mother. She faced the challenges of widowhood twice and overcame personal health issues until our merciful God gave her eternal rest. She will be remembered for her prudence, funny phrases, sweet manners, songs, and...
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Dixie Ruth Scott

April 1, 1925 - February 15, 2014

Scott, Dixie Ruth Survived by her Daughter: Dianne Bailey, Sons: Stephen Scott, Douglas Scott, Donald Scott, 8 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, Preceded by her loving husband Lawrence T. Scott.
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Martha Wilkins

March 14, 1920 - February 14, 2014


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Dorothy Helen Shopher-Brown

June 18, 1926 - February 14, 2014

Dorothy Helen Shopher Brown born June 18, 1926 and passed away February 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Brown, brothers, James Wade Shopher and William (Pie) Long and her sister Betty Brown. Dorothy was survived by her 4 children, Pat Breedlove and husband James, Brenda Wilhite and husband Larry, James (Rusty) Brown and wife Dianne, Carl Brown and wife Pam; 13...
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Thearin Christopher Bell

March 24, 1983 - February 13, 2014

Thearin Bell, 30, was born on March 24, 1983 in Dallas, Texas and passed away on February 13, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.
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James Ross

January 6, 1931 - February 13, 2014

James Ross of Dallas was called home on February 13, 2014. James Francis Ross was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to James and Margaret Ross on January 6, 1931. He married Karina Meraz in October of 1989. James leaves behind to cherish his memories his children Matthew James Ross, Paula Therese Bennett (nee Ross), Carla Marie Ross, Maria Alonzo, Dalila Meraz Cantu, Benhur Meraz Mejia,...
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Elisabeth Marie Emmerich Tyson

February 27, 1930 - February 12, 2014

Tyson, Elizabeth Marie She was preceded in death by her father Franz Xaver Emmerich and mother Maria Wolf Emmerich. She leaves to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy son Franz "Rusty" Tyson and wife Dina (Rochester NY), daughter Sharon Harper and husband Ray (Carrollton), son Michael Tyson and wife Teresa (Sunnyvale); grandchildren LeAnn (Sugarland TX), Elysa, Kelli, Wendi, Heidi ...
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Jerry Norwood Gillingham

August 1, 1939 - February 12, 2014

Jerry Norwood Gillingham, age 74, of Plano, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at home. He was born on August 1, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to Derell Norwood Gillingham and Billie Jean Crawford. Jerry was an only child. He married Audrey Ross in Dallas, Texas on July 23, 1960. They had 1 child. He earned a Bachelor's in Computer Science. He was a long-time resident of Plano,...
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Phillip Ray Chambers

November 3, 1958 - February 12, 2014

Phillip Chambers 55, was born on November 3, 1958 in Tyler, Texas and passed away on February 12, 2014. Mr. Chamber was a resident of Mabank, Texas.
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Charles Emory Rose

December 10, 1932 - February 12, 2014


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Audrey Rae McIntyre-Pearce

November 20, 1926 - February 10, 2014

Audrey Rae McIntyre Pearce passed away on Monday, February 10th. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Pearce, Jr. Her survivors include her daughter, Linda Pearce Pauzé and son-in-law David Pauzé, her granddaughter Amy Pauzé Scales and husband Jeff, and granddaughter Caitlin Pauzé Bertsch and husband Chris. She is also survived by her brother Kenneth McIntyre of Macon, Tennessee and...
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Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Jr.

February 9, 2014 - February 9, 2014

Miguel Angel Rodriguez Jr. Survived by his parents: Miguel Rodriguez and Amanda Lara, grandparents: t Marco A. De La Cruz and Mina L.De La Cruz, Ignacio Rodriguez and Consuelo, Anacleto Lara Jr., Rudy Lara, Sara De La Cruz, Juana Ortiz, Sergio Rodriguez, Erica Rodriguez and Mayra Rodriguez.
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Nettie Lee Roquemore

December 10, 1937 - February 9, 2014

Preceded in death by her parents, sisters and her brothers. Survived by her children, Betty Jordan, Elizabeth Kellam, Mark Kellam, Martin Kellam, Christine K. King and husband Paul; step-children, Sherrie Lynn Roquemore, Eddie Roquemore and wife Charlotte, Vershell Solomon and husband Luther; sister, Lillian Ford and husband James; 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
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Queen Esther Price

September 19, 1951 - February 8, 2014

Mrs. Queen Esther Henderson Price, Daughter of M. W. and Vester Henderson, of Frankston, Texas was born on September 19, 1951 and departed this life February 8, 2014. At an early age, she united with Rock Hill Baptist Church in Poynor, Texas. She attended school at Central Elementary. Then, she attended LaPoynor High School, where she graduated in 1969. Queen united in holy matrimony August...
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Thomas McPherson, Jr

November 25, 1927 - February 8, 2014

Thomas Hoyt McPherson, was born November 25, 1927, and left this world to begin his real life February 8, 2014. Hoyt was born and raised in Dallas, TX and was a graduate of Sunset High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a Medical Technician in the US Army. He later graduated from Howard Payne University, where he received a degree in Ministry, followed by additional...
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Doyle L. Roe

June 27, 1921 - February 7, 2014

Doyle L. Roe, 92, a former resident of Dallas, TX passed away Friday 2/7/2014 in Edmond, OK. Doyle was born 6/27/1921 in Grand Saline, TX to parents, Frank Roe and Ruby Gamble Roe. He married Barbara Hoyt in Dallas, TX and they had their daughter, Cheri'. Doyle proudly served in the Army during WWII later attending The University of Texas (San Antonio) graduating with an Associate Degree in...
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Eugene "Bud" Wyatt Jones, Jr.

October 29, 1938 - February 4, 2014

Eugene Wyatt Jones, Jr., 75, of Canton, TX, passed away Tuesday 2/4/2014 at Tyler, TX and born on 10/29/1938 in Terrell, TX Married Bonnie Trull Jones in Seagoville, TX on May 19, 1967. Survived by wife, Bonnie; daughter Shari and Chris Glazier, son Bill and Tammy Jones, daughter Darla and Ernie Simmons; 6 grandchildren, Sister Norma and Billy Joe Tate, brother Mike and Donna Jones, Sister in...
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James Pendleton, Sr.

May 1, 1924 - February 4, 2014

James Samuel Pendleton Sr was born on May 1 1924 to father Nichodeamus and mother Flora in Bluefield, W. Va. James passed away in Dallas, Tx. on Feb. 4, 2014 at the VA Hospital following a short illness. He was preceded in death by wife Gladys, son James Jr and grandson James Dale Hodge. He is survived by daughters Brenda Davis and husband Travis, and daughter Sonja Huckaby; 10 grandchildren...
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Edith Hartsell Cantrell

December 21, 1921 - February 4, 2014

Edith Hartsell Cantrell Edith was born on December 21, 1921 in Crawford, Texas. She was one of ten children born to the late Lonnie and Margaret Hartsell. Edith was preceded in death by her husband Voll Norman Cantrell on May 14, 1978 and her son Billy Don Cantrell on January 14, 1988. She is also preceded in death by four brothers and sisters. Edith is survived by one sister Deca Mae...
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John R. Alvarez

November 1, 1950 - February 4, 2014

Alvarez, John R. He is survived by daughter: Leticia Rodriguez, son: Louis Benavidez, brothers: Frank Alvarez, Gilbert Alvarez sisters: Vickie Alvarez, Louisa Alvarez and Dolores Alvarez, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Leta Rue Fain

February 19, 1928 - February 3, 2014

Fain, Leta Rue Born to the parents of James Harvey Gore & Frankie Miller Gore on February 19, 1928. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Louis R. Fain, Sr. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memories; her three children, Linda Susan, Louis, Jr., and Brenda Lou along with her three grandchildren, Jason Traphagan, Kevin Fain, Jennifer Graves. She leaves behind a brother and two...
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Rosemary Sue Williamson Schurr

March 21, 1923 - February 3, 2014

Rosemary Sue Williamson Schurr, age 90, of Duncanville, TX, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 in Cedar Hill, TX. She was born on March 21, 1923 in Dallas, TX to her parents, King Williamson and Wanda Barnes Williamson. Rosemary married William Jennings Schurr in Dallas, TX on December 19, 1942. Rosemary, was a lifelong, third generation member of the United Methodist Church, and will be...
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Honorio Salas

December 30, 1961 - February 2, 2014

Honorio Salas Was born 12/30/1961 in Picacho De Guayabal Tejupilco, Mexico, Passed away 02/02/2014 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife: Maribel Sanchez de Salas, father: J. Isabel Salas, his children; Araceli, Alexander, Maritza, Leslie, Jonathan, Melissa and Michael Salas, brothers and sister: Alberto, Sebastian, Angelita, Benedito, Norberto, Evelio, Nicolas, Gregorio, Domingo,...
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Dianna Marie Gamez

November 9, 1959 - February 2, 2014

Dianna Marie Gamez (Gonzales), 54, of Dallas passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014. She was born in Amherst, TX, on November 9, 1959, to Maria Gonzales and the late Nasario Gonzales Sr. Dianna graduated from Sunset High School. She retired from the University of Texas Southwestern as a Medical Office Coordinator at Children's Medical Center in March 2013. Dianna was a beloved mother, sister,...
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Billy Fred Peck

May 9, 1935 - January 30, 2014

Billy F. Peck, 78, was born on May 9, 1935 in Dallas, Texas, and passed away on January 30, 2014. He was a resident of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Peck is survived by his wife Juana Peck. Funeral Service will be 12pm, Wed. February 5, 2014, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel.
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