Obituaries

Thu
22
Jun

Peggy Love

Peggy Mae Love, 77, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in De Leon, Texas.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1939, in Dublin, Texas, to Willie and Eula Mae Phifer. 

On Nov. 19, 1956, she was united in marriage to Billy Mack Love in Comanche.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2001.  For many years Peggy worked in the records department of ComancheCommunityHospital.  She was a Baptist.

Tue
20
Jun

Dorothy Keener

Private graveside services for Dorothy Nell (Hancock) Keener are  11 a.m. on Monday June 26, 2017 in Pecan Cemetery.

Dorothy died on June 17, 2017 in Arlington, Texas at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 20 days. She was born November 27, 1935 in the Alexander community near Stephenville, Texas. She was the daughter of Clyde Hancock and Thelma (Courtney) Hancock.

Dorothy was united in marriage to William Arlington Keener on January 25, 1955 in Ft. Worth, Texas and to this union one daughter was born.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 62 years - William Keener of Fort Worth, Texas; her sister - Sherry Tanner of Fort  Worth, Texas; her daughter - Melissa Langston of Dallas, Texas and one grandson.

Dorothy was a loving wife and mother.

Tue
20
Jun

Debby James

Memorial services for Deborah (Debby) Dianne James are 10:30 a.m. on June 22, 2017 at Harrell Memorial Chapel.

Debby died on June 18, 2017 at the age of 64. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas to her father and mother, Coleman Wesley Nichols and Ruth Estelle (Burney) Nichols Oct. 15, 1952.

Debby married Troy James on April 22, 1972. Together they raised two children, Cory and Nick. She graduated from college and worked as an administer of CCS Hospices and Golden Age Manor as well as a social worker for CPS.

Tue
20
Jun

Bill Lewis

William ‘Bill’ Lewis, 81 of the Purves Community, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his residence.

Bill was cremated, and at this time no services have been planned.  Stephenville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bill was born on October 25, 1935 in Hoxie, Kansas to the late Edwin and Maxine Rosencrans Andersen.  He married Cecilia Courtney Hester on April 7, 1980 in San Pedro, California.  Bill served during Korea in the U. S. Army, a former member of the First Assembly of God, and currently worshipping at Purves Baptist Church.  He retired as a toolmaker, dry cleaner, and from the U. S. Military.  Bill lived many years in Fort Worth and Palmdale, Calif., and the last 25 years here in Erath County.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Lewis; son, Bill Lewis; daughters, Donna Lewis and Debra Tinker; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a brother, Larry Lewis of Colby, Neb.

Tue
20
Jun

Gary Wade

Gary Lee Wade, 57. has gone to be with the Lord on June 18, 2017. 

He was born in Henrietta, Texas to parents Billy Lee Wade and Mary Etta Thompson.
 
Wade and leaves behind two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Wade of Shawnee, Okla. and Chris and Rebekah Wade of Granbury, Texas; one granddaughter, Bella Rose Wade; Stepdaughters, Kylie Raab and Kendra Raab and his former wife, Roxane Wade of Fort Worth, Texas.

A memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

Thu
15
Jun

E. Ward

Funeral services for E. Ward are 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Harrell Memorial Chapel.

Interment will follow in Lower Greens Creek Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. at Harrell Memorial Chapel.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1936 and died on June 14, 2017.

Thu
15
Jun

Ronald Cannon Sr.

Funeral Services for Ronald James Cannon, Sr. are 1 p.m.. Saturday at Greens Creek Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.

Visitation is from: Friday 6 to 8 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home

Ronald died at the age of 83 on June 15, 2017. He was born Nov. 25, 1933 in Gainesville, Texas to his parents, Marian Clayton Cannon and Sarah Louise (Cotton).

Ronald graduated from Texas A&M University in 1956. That same year, he married Barbara Jean (Agnew) in Lovington County, New Mexico. Together they had four children. After retiring from a long career as an architect, Ronald took up farming. 

Ronald was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Michael Cannon, Jr. in 1993 and his brother, Larry Cannon.

Wed
07
Jun

Obera Etheridge

Funeral services for Obera M. (Holdridge) Ethridge are 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Harrell Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Dublin Liveoak Cemetery. 

Visitation is Friday, June 9, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Obera, 95, died on June 4, 2017. 

She was born in Clay County, Alabama, on Nov. 2, 1921. Her parents were Earl Holdridge and Essie (Yates) Holdridge.

Obera graduated from Comyn High School. She married Cecil Robert Ethridge on Nov. 19, 1938, in Dublin. Together they had three daughters, Martha, Clora and Barbara. 

Obera worked in the payroll department for Colburn’s in Fort Worth for more than 30 years. She also attended First Baptist Church of Benbrook and Erath County Cowboy Church.

Obera is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Robert Ethridge; her daughters,  Martha Kelly and Clora Hadaway and one grandson, Michael Hadaway.

Mon
05
Jun

William Moncrief

Graveside services for William Marvin Moncrief are 2 p.m.. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Dublin Liveoak Cemetery.

William, 53, died June 2, 2017. He was born Sep. 10, 1963 in Fort Worth, Texas to Rendal Ray Moncrief and Wilma Christine Burleson. William married Joyce Laverne Abels on August 5, 1991, in De Leon, Texas, and together raised two daughters.

William was preceded in death by his father on June 5, 2002 and his nephew, Micheal McLearen, on January 26, 2014.

He will be remembered by his wife - Joyce Moncrief of Dublin, Texas; his daughters - Amanda Nicole Moncrief of Dublin, Texas and Michaela Danese Moncrief of Stephenville, Texas; his brother and sister-in-law - Randy & Donna Moncrief of Brownwood, Texas; his mother - Wilma Moncrief of Dublin, Texas, and several other relatives and friends who will miss him greatly

Mon
05
Jun

Joshua Godfrey

Joshua Michael Godfrey, 31, died June 2, 2017 in Fort Worth.

Joshua, son of Michael James Godrey and Melody Ann McIntosh, was born on April 9, 1986 in Arlington, Texas. He attended high school at Martin High School in Arlington and Comanche High School in Comanche. 

He also attended Tarrant County College in Fort Worth and Universal Technical Institute in Houston, Texas. He married Melissa Ann South on Oct. 6, 2012 in Arlington.

Josh fought Cystic Fibrosis throughout his life but did not let the disease dictate the terms of his life.

Josh is survived by his wie, Melissa; parent, Mike and Melody; brothers, Casey and Dyulan; grandparents, Jack, Patricia and Charlsie; and many extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home (4216 S. Bowen Rd.) in Arlington.

Donations may be made in memory of Joshua to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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