Obituaries

Wed
18
Jul

Neal Tompkins

Neal Edward Tompkins, 62, died in Dublin on July 16, 2018. He was born to Harry Frank & Rosemary (Colborn) Tompkins on March 8, 1956 in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Neal worked as a truck driver. He was associated with the Episcopalian Church. He was a caring brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.

He leaves behind his family:  his sister & brother-in-law, Martha & Larry Jordan of Dublin, Texas; his brother & sister-in-law: Mark & Laura Tompkins of Atlanta, Ga; his niece, Ava; his nephew, Jake; his cousins, Tim Holden and Elizabeth Bell; and several other relatives and many friends who will miss him.

Memorials may be made in his name may be made to Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund in Colorado Springs, Colo.

A memorial for Neal Tompkins will be set at a later date under the direction of a Harrell Funeral Home.

Wed
18
Jul

Billie Goodwin

Billie Rae Goodwin, 90, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018. She was the daughter of Ed Marvin Love and Willie Lee (Findley) Love.

Billie was married to Allen Duane Goodwin on January 24, 1954, in Oklahoma. Together they had two children Gay and Robert Goodwin. She worked as a homemaker, was a Baptist, ran the clothes closet at the First Baptist Church, was a Christmas Angel at Golden Age and was part of the Dublin Goodfellows.

Her husband Allen preceded her in death on April 9, 1990.

She will be remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Gay and Gary Sparks of DeLeon, Texas; her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert Goodwin and Carla of Brownwood, Texas; her grandchildren, Duane Sparks and wife Bethany, Sara Sparks Latimer and husband Brandt, Nicholas Goodwin and wife Sara, Christopher Goodwin; her great grandson, Marshall Latimer; her extended family members, Debra Ramsey and Jr. Vargas; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Wed
18
Jul

Jimi Murphy

Jimi Ronnald Murphy peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2018. He was the son of Jerald Murphy and Danielle Marie Fisher of Dublin, Texas.

Though his time was brief, he experienced love and care as he grew, hearing voices of family and friends, and the joyful anticipation of his birth. He will always be in our hearts.

His memory will be carried on through his parents, Jerald and Danielle; his sister,, Molly Fisher; his grandparents, Kathleen and David Reed; grandfather, Brad Fisher; grandparents, Jimmy and Rhonda Murphy; great grandparents, Bill and Shervan Murphy; great grandmother, Betty Briggs; and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 14 at Harrell Funeral Home with interment following in Pecan Cemetery.

In lieu of memorials, the family is in need of help with funeral costs. Please submit donations to Harrell Funeral Home.

Tue
10
Jul

Lee Lemons

Lee O’Daniel Lemons left this earth and transitioned to his heavenly home on June 27, 2018 on the Ben Robbins Ranch in Harbin, Texas at the age of 82. He was born on January 3, 1936 in Port Arthur, Texas but soon moved with his family to Palo Pinto.
During his youth he worked beside his father on a 2000 acre ranch in the Metcalf Gap area west of Palo Pinto where they raised both Angora goats and range cattle. Lee spent much of his ranch life on horseback in those days but he was also never without a part time job in Palo Pinto or nearby Mineral Wells. He was an excellent swimmer and always said that the job he enjoyed most was that of life guard at the famous and historic Baker Hotel.

Tue
10
Jul

Dale Landes

Ermon Dale Landes , 78, of Dallas, TX passed away on Thursday June 21,2018

He was born Jan. 5,1940 in Gorman, Texas to Horace & Bet (Wright) Landes

Dale graduated from Mesquite High School. He attended Athens Jr. College and Arlington State College.

Dale retired after 20 years as as a Correctional Officer with the State of Texas

He enjoyed playing pool and was very good at it

Dale was preceded in Death by his parents Horace (Doc) & Lora (Bet) Landes

Dale is survived by his brother Royce Landes of Dallas and cousins. 

Before passing away Dale stated that  he had prepared years ago for this day,  to meet Jesus.
 

Fri
06
Jul

Julio Guereca

Julio Andrade Guereca, 69, died on July 2, 2018. He was born on Feb. 1, 1949 in Mexico to Antonio Andrade and Delfina (Guereca).  Julio worked as a farmer and livestock ranch hand before retiring. 

He was widowed by Maria De Jesus Andrade on Nov. 13, 2016.

He is survived by his mother - Delfina Guereca of Dublin, TX; his children - Norma Andrade  Garcia of Dublin, Julio Andrade, Jr.  of Baird, TX, Lupe Vega of Fort Worth, TX, Carlos Andrade of Priddy, TX, and Eva Andrade of Durango, Mexico; his brothers  - Manuelo Andrade of Dublin and Luis Andrade of San Antonio, TX; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews & other relatives and friends who will miss him.

Funeral service for Julio will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Harrell Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Bunyan Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday night from 6 to 8 P.M.

Fri
06
Jul

Jerry Westmoreland

The funeral service for Jerry Westmoreland will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 6 in the Chapel with burial to follow at Siloam Cemetery.

After graduating from Antelope High School, Jerry travelled to Amarillo and worked as a ranch hand.

In September of 1958, he joined the Army, training in Illinois and spent the remainder of his term in Germany as a Medical Corpsman & hospital attendant.

Upon returning to Dublin, from the service, he married Norma Jean Sharp on Oct. 20, 1960.

Jerry worked as a ranch foreman for Coburn’s Lightning C Ranch and carried many wonderful memories of his days there.

He went on to be a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, a six-year employee of Dublin Dr. Pepper and retired after many years as a meat processor at Dublin Zero Locker.

Mon
02
Jul

James Davis

James Arvel Davis, 84, passed away peacefully in his home on June 30, 2018. He was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma on March 17, 1934. 

James was married to Dorothy Charlene (Mote) Davis on Sept. 15, 1959 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She preceded him in death on September 25, 2008 as well as their daughter, Linda Applegate, on July 24, 2007; and his siblings Marilyn Davis, Terry Charles, and Thomas Davis.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a devoted Christian. He worked at Bell Helicopter, making helicopter propellers.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law - John & Laura O’Grady; his grandchildren - Amy Vaknin, Kenneth O’Grady, Missy O’Grady Brooks, Nicole Osburn, and Jaclyn Woolsey; his great-grandchild - Sadie Quirk ; his brothers and sister-in-law - Lonnie Nolan, Kenneth & Doris Davis, Edward Smith, and Diane Smith; and many more relatives and friends.

Mon
02
Jul

Harry Tompkins

The rodeo world lost a legend on June 29, 2018.  ProRodeo Hall of Famer Harry Tompkins, an eight-time world champion – including five bull riding titles (1948-50, ’52, ’60), one bareback riding title (1952) and two all-around crowns – (1952, ’60), passed away in Stephenville, Texas.  He was 90. 

Tompkins, a quiet kid from the Peekskill Mountains of upstate New York, who never saw a bull until the day he climbed on one as a representative from the Cimarron Dude Ranch, became one of the best cowboys in the long and storied history of rodeo. 

Known for his sense of humor – he was photographed waving to a cameraman while riding a bull in 1949 – Tompkins was a popular champion with fans and his fellow competitors.  A superb athlete and a stylish rider, the 5-foot-8, 150-pound Tompkins possessed exceptional balance and coordination. 

Mon
02
Jul

Chance Avery

Chance Evan Avery, age 33, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1984, in DeLeon, Texas, the son of Doris (Evans) Williford.  He graduated from Comanche High School in 2004.  Chance loved music and was very involved in the Texas music scene and, throughout his career as a sound engineer and tour manager, he worked with numerous bands.  He   was currently working for the band “The Lawless” and also worked at the Rustic Tap in Austin.

He is survived by mother and stepfather, Doris and Harold Williford of Comanche; brothers, Roddy Evans of Fort Worth and Bradley Avery of Lampasas; step-brother, Tommy Williford of Dublin; sister, Cristal Gilligan of Comanche; nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arnold and Dorothy Evans. 

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