Our Obituaries

James Prentiss Leake

August 13, 1933 - August 22, 2017

James Prentiss Leake died peacefully on August 22, 2017 at the age of 84, following a long illness and courageous fight. He was born on August 13, 1933 in Marshall, Texas to James P. and Elizabeth (Pritchard) Leake. He spent his formative years in northeastern Louisiana and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1955. He attended the United States Coast Guard...
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Minnie M. Emerson

September 10, 1944 - August 20, 2017

Minnie Emerson passed from this life in Dallas on August 20, 2017. She was born in Korea on September 10, 1944. She leaves behind an older sister and a younger sister in Seoul, Korea. Funeral Services will take place 2pm on Tuesday, August 29, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas.
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Grace D. Talkington

June 5, 1918 - August 20, 2017

Grace Louise Knotts Talkington (DeTar) died at her home in Dallas, Texas on August 20, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Internment will occur at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 7405 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, Texas at 10:00 a.m. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at Northwest Bible Church at 8505 Douglas Ave., Dallas, Texas at 11:30 a.m.Grace was born June 5, 1918 in Coffeyville Kansas to...
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Alli Bock Itzkowitz

August 23, 1921 - August 20, 2017

Alli Itzkowitz, 95, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on August 20, 2017. She was born in Trotsk, Russia, on August 23, 1921, to Abram and Sonia Bock. Alli was a holocaust survivor and will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include her two sons, Stan Itzkowitz and his wife Cheryl, and Gene Itzkowitz and his wife Vicki; 5 grandchildren and other relatives...
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Shirley Gwynn Crane

April 30, 1942 - August 19, 2017

Shirley Crane April 30, 1942-August 19, 2017Shirley was born in Fort Worth and grew up In Denton, Texas. Her mother and father, of blessed memory, were Dr. J.K.G.Silvey, Chairman of the Division of Science and head of the Biology Department for the University of North Texas, and Daisy Marie Burns Silvey, stay at home mom. In 2011, she sadly lost her beloved younger sister, Cynthia. She was...
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Sheila Sidran Giller

February 25, 1931 - August 18, 2017

Sheila Giller died on August 18 after a long, chronic illness. She was 86.The daughter of Joseph and Kate Sidran, Sheila was born in New York City on February 25, 1931. She graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Southern Methodist University. She married Sam Giller in 1950. Their daughters, Esther and Rachel, were born in 1952 and 1956, respectively.A talented, lifelong yarn...
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Carolyn Haggard Barney

December 4, 1929 - August 16, 2017

Carolyn Barney, 87, of Farmers Branch, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at home. She will always be remembered as a sister, loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and wonderful teacher to everyone that knew her. Carolyn, known as "Kiki" to many and Aunt Kine to some, was born in Flournoy, Louisiana, on December 4, 1929, to H.H. and Sadie Haggard....
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Donald J. DeDitius

April 23, 1936 - August 15, 2017

Donald J. DeDitius was born in East St. Louis, MO to Louise (Roth) and Lester F. DeDitius on April 23, 1936 and passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017. He graduated from Webster Groves High School in Missouri in 1954, where he was vice president of his class and leader of his own band, 'Don Deets and his Orchestra.' Don was close to his high school friends throughout his life and never missed...
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Grover Hartt

April 12, 1948 - August 14, 2017

Grover Hartt, III, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. He was born on April 12, 1948 in Dallas, Texas to Grover Hartt Jr. and June (Wilkins) Hartt. Grover was a member of Pi Beta Kappa, graduated with a BA and LLM from SMU and graduated from Texas Tech law school Order of the Coif. He was employed with the U.S. Department of Justice for over 30 years,...
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Nicholas Constantine Marketos

March 4, 1941 - August 14, 2017

Nicholas Marketos, 76, of McKinney, TX passed away at his residence on Monday, August 14, 2017. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather and a kind and gentle friend to all that knew and loved him.Nick was born in Shamva, Zimbabwe, Africa on March 4, 1941, to Panayiotis and Emilia Phocas Marketos. He and his wife Kathy immigrated to the US in 1970 expecting to...
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Etta Brand

September 23, 1934 - August 13, 2017

Etta Jean Brand was born September 23, 1934 in Dallas. She grew up in S. Dallas with her parents and brothers Joe and Melvin. She was the youngest and the smartest! She graduated from Forest Ave. High School at the age of 16. She was able to share many stories of her life and our family over the years. They were always filled with humor, history and truth. She never married and had no...
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Isidoro Hazan-Cohen

April 17, 1937 - August 13, 2017

Isidoro Hazan-Cohen, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on April 17, 1937 in Havana, Cuba to Marcos and Carmen (Riopelle) Hazan-Cohen. Isidoro left Cuba in 1965 with his wife Sara and moved to Dallas in May of 1966. He was a long time small business owner in Dallas.Isidoro is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sara Hazan-Cohen; his children,...
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Stanley Kazdoy

August 24, 1920 - August 12, 2017

Stanley Kazdoy, 96, of Plano, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at his residence. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all that knew and loved him. A native of San Antonio, he joined the U. S. Army after high school, and was part of the invasion force of the North African campaign of World War II in...
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Dina Vayner

December 9, 1929 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Yolanda Raquel Medina

March 18, 1970 - August 10, 2017

On August 10, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer, our beloved Lana Medina found peace and comfort through her adoration in her Lord Jesus Christ. Yolanda "Lana" Raquel Medina was born on March 18, 1970, in Bryan, Texas, and was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Pedro Medina. She is survived by her mother, Rachel Medina, brothers Arthur and wife Rachel Medina, Richard and wife...
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Ann Barbara Donachie

August 15, 1930 - August 8, 2017

Ann Barbara Flood Donachie was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on August 15, 1930 and passed Tuesday August 8, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great grandchild, and devoted friends, in Dallas, Texas. While she was known as the President of the Donachie Foundation, she was remembered more for her small acts of philanthropy. Throughout her life she made significant...
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Gaye Martin Harris

January 1, 1944 - August 7, 2017

Gaye Martin Harris was born New Years Day 1944 in Long Beach, California. Following WWII, she returned to Sweetwater, Texas where her family's ranch became a hub of horse riding, playing in creeks, Jeep driving and general adventure for friends and cousins. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1962, the University of Texas in 1966 and received her teaching certificate from SMU soon...
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Mary Beth Rhodes

January 11, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Mary Beth (Price) Rhodes passed away peacefully on August 3, 2017 at the age of 75. She was born on January 11, 1942 in Kilgore, TX and moved to McKinney during her school years. She graduated from McKinney High School in 1960 where she was a member of the Future Teachers of America Club, Future Homemakers of America Club, and voted "Miss Fashion Plate" of her graduating class. She attended...
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John Patrick Hall

February 20, 1963 - August 3, 2017

HALL III., John Patrick John Patrick Hall, III, lost a brief and courageous battle against leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer, on August 3, 2017 with his loving family by his side. John was born on February 20, 1963 in Washington, D.C. to Carol Fraser Hall and John Patrick Hall, Jr. As an infant, he moved with his parents to Brussels, Belgium, for two years before the family returned home to Dallas....
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Ann Louise Fox

June 14, 1930 - August 1, 2017

Ann Fox, 87, of Dallas passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at a Dallas hospice facility. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, Mother and friend to all that knew and loved her. She was born in Long Island, NY, on June 14, 1930, to Frank and Jane McGinnis Buscher. Ann was a 6th and 7th grades school teacher for nine years and then helped her husband in business and became a...
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Tina O. Suber

March 22, 1931 - July 31, 2017

Tina Olivia Suber passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Frisco, Texas. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Dallas, Texas, to parents Ray and Ola Mae (Coit) Turner. She is survived by her three sons, Kevin, Terrence and Phil.
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James Chris Monk

September 17, 1970 - July 28, 2017

James Chris "Red" Monk, 46, of Forney, Texas, was born September 17, 1970, in Dallas, Texas, to Norman W. and Linda (Biggs) Monk, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2017, at 4:20 pm, due to a tragedy at work. Red is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 28 years, Mandy (Green) Monk, daughters, Kelsea and McKenna Monk and son, James Chris Monk Jr, (JC). He is survived by both parents,...
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Patricia Lou Patterson

December 23, 1937 - July 27, 2017

Patricia Lou Cator Patterson, 79, of Dallas, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2017. Pat was born on December 23, 1937 in Spearman, Texas. She grew up in a ranching family in the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico. Pat graduated from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she was a basketball player and cheerleader. After high school, Pat attended West Texas State University in...
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George Dawson

April 29, 1921 - July 26, 2017

DAWSON, George 1921 - 2017 George Dawson, of Dallas, died in his sleep on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was 96-years old. Brooklyn born and the only child of Scottish immigrants George and Mary Dawson, he raised homing pigeons on the roof of his apartment building and began a life-long love of music, learning to play the violin, piano and trumpet. After graduating high school, he married his child...
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Margaret K. Spear

September 5, 1922 - July 24, 2017

Margaret Kelly Spear died on July 24, 2017. She is survived by three daughters: Jane Spear, Tampa, FL, Judy Vick, Fairview, TX, Janet Reeves, McKinney, TX, and two sons-in-law, Bill Vick and Gary Reeves. She has 7 living grandchildren: Allison Knowles, Bo Johnson, Amanda Phalin, Drew Boles, Stacey Thomas, Meredith Humphrey and Trey Vick. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren. She was...
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John Franklin Wilson

November 12, 1921 - July 24, 2017

John Franklin Wilson was born November 12, 1921, in Sherman, Texas and died July 24, 2017, in Dallas. John was the youngest of four children born to William Henry Wilson and Evelyn Storm Wilson.Growing up in Fort Worth, he attended Paschal High School, two years at TCU and enrolled at The University of Texas. His education was interrupted by his service to the Country during WWII. He achieved the...
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Louise Patricia Welch

December 14, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Louise Patricia Welch Patti Welch, 87, our Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend moved on to be with her devoted husband on July 22, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Patti was born to Thomas Patrick Joyce and Louise Evangeline Gaudet in Newton, MA on December 14, 1929. Patti was the first born Joyce, followed by Margret, Thomas, and John. After graduation, Patti moved on to...
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Manuel Dubinsky

October 22, 1925 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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John Henry McKee

March 14, 1940 - July 21, 2017

John Henry McKeeMarch 14, 1940 - July 21, 2017The man. The visionary. The pioneer. John died on Friday, July 21, 2017, in Rome,Italy, while on holiday with his partner of 35 years. He was doing what he lovedmost, traveling and in his most favorite city in the world. He resided in Dallas, Texas,and was also a licensed pharmacist since 1964.John was born in Piqua, Ohio, on March 14, 1940, to Fred...
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Jack Clyde Roberts

June 23, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Donald Jay Kopin

August 30, 1928 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Lena Rothschild

May 31, 1919 - July 17, 2017

Lena Rothschild, born May 31, 1919, in Dallas, Texas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love from her 3 children, on July 17, 2017, after nearly a century of life. She will always be remembered as a loving sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, and friend to all that knew and loved her. Lena was a lifetime member of Congregation Shearith Israel and Hadassah in Dallas, TX. ...
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Clyde William Null

April 5, 1930 - July 15, 2017

LCDR Clyde William "Bill" Null, Jr., US Navy (Ret.) (April 5, 1930-July 15, 2017) Bill enlisted in the US Navy on his eighteenth birthday in 1948, as a seaman recruit, trained to be a hospital corpsman, and retired nearly 24 years later as a Lieutenant Commander, after serving during the Korean War and Vietnam War at naval dispensaries and hospitals, a blimp base, on a repair ship, a survey...
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Brian Abraham Ellman

July 16, 1932 - July 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Kathryn Ann Williams

December 4, 1953 - July 14, 2017

Kathryn Ann Williams passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born to R. Bill and Marie (Marie) Williams on December 4, 1953, in Dallas, Texas. She was raised in Dallas and graduated from Brian Adams High School. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sister, Sharon Marie Williams Robinson and her husband Dr. E. Steve Robinson, and their...
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H. Neill McFarland

September 3, 1923 - July 14, 2017

Dr. H. Neill McFarland, Professor Emeritus of History of Religion at Perkins School of Theology, SMU, passed away July 14, 2017. Born in Dallas on September 3, 1923, he lived there most of his 93 years. A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High, he received a BA from TCU, BD from SMU, and PhD from Columbia University. He served as Assistant Pastor of First Methodist Church of Dallas (1946-47), Associate...
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Barbara Lee Zipkoff

May 15, 1944 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Richard M. Ahlstrom

November 25, 1934 - July 13, 2017

Ahlstrom, Richard Mather, Born Nov 25, 1934, In Mentor, Ohio, Richard was the youngest of three sons of William & Janice Ahlstrom. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, sons Thomas & Michael and grandchildren Justin, Jared, McKinley and Garrett. His parents and two brothers, Robert Ahlstrom and William Ahlstrom Jr. Preceded him in death.He graduated from Harvard University in 1956 and the...
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Bernice E. Rodin

January 11, 1930 - July 13, 2017

Bernice Etta Rodin at 87 years old passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Mesquite, TX. She was born on January 11, 1930 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada to Harry and Minnie Block. After graduating from high school, she married Alvin Eli Rodin for 23 years. Bernice was a mother to 4 daughters. She was an awesome cook, and expert knitting and crocheter,, and a volunteer at the hospital.Many...
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Hilda L. Hensarling

February 15, 1927 - July 12, 2017

Hilda L Hensarling born February 15, 1927 in Clinton, Indiana to Thomas Salmond and Lucille Hutton Salmond. Passed away July 12 in Dallas, TX. at age 90. Survived by husband Nolan B. Hensarling, children, Nancy Reynolds Egan, Roger Wayne Reynolds, Jr and wife Rita, Janet Reynolds Asher and husband Tracy, step children Gary Hensarling and wife Shelly, Susan Hensarling Nahkunst, Georgia Hensarling...
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Jack Pershing Gunter

October 7, 1937 - July 11, 2017

Jack Pershing Gunter, Jr., M. D., internationally renowned plastic surgeon who was also a prolific author, lecturer and innovator, passed away on July 11, 2017, at the age of 79. He died peacefully in his sleep during an afternoon nap. He was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Charlene Fulbright Gunter and Jack Pershing Gunter, Sr. Jack started his schooling at 3 years of age at the Sour John...
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Joshua Michael Snowden

July 22, 1985 - July 10, 2017

United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Joshua Michael Snowden died serving his country on Monday, July 10, 2017.Staff Sergeant Snowden was born in Abilene, Texas, on July 22, 1985 to Gay Hayslett and Michael Snowden. He played lacrosse at Highland Park High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, later graduating from Texas State University in 2010 where he...
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Sheri Scholz Carpenter

May 16, 1966 - July 10, 2017

Sheri Scholz Carpenter was born on May 16, 1966 in Lubbock, Texas to Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Scholz. Sheri was the youngest of three daughters. The family prospered in the growing west Texas city of Lubbock with Dr. Scholz in the busy practice of orthopedic surgery. Sheri was raised within a beautiful family that stressed traditional values of hard work, morality, and discipline. Sheri's mother,...
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Thelma H. Minyard

December 13, 1920 - July 10, 2017

Thelma Eveline Humphreys Minyard, born December 13, 1920 in Headrick, Oklahoma, went to the Lord after nearly a century of life. Thelma passed away peacefully, at the age of 96, on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. After high school graduation, she moved to Dallas in 1939. She was a graduate of the Dallas School of Beauty Culture. She met the love of her life, Harold Jack Hap Minyard and...
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Ray Alan Sheeler

October 14, 1946 - July 9, 2017

Ray A. Sheeler of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 9th. He was an exceptional father, a devoted brother and uncle, a great friend and a generous and hard-working professional, Board member, and volunteer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Phil and Bea Sheeler (Kraemer), brother Dr. Gary L. Sheeler, and son, Travis Ryan Sheeler. He is survived by his...
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Robert J. Finegan

October 15, 1937 - July 7, 2017

Robert J Finegan, 79, of Dallas passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at a local Dallas hospital surrounded by loved ones. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. Bob loved people from all walks of life, and never met a stranger. Relationships mattered most to him. He enjoyed golf, cards, travel, hunting, holidays, and any...
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Robert Lee Covington

September 1, 1962 - July 7, 2017

Robert Lee Covington Jr., 54, formerly of Jonesboro, AR entered into the life eternal on Friday, July 7, 2017. Lee was born on September 1, 1962 to Robert Lee "Skip" Covington Sr. and Anita McFarlin Covington of Jonesboro, AR. He was raised as a member of First Christian Church and graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1980. Lee briefly attended Arkansas State University before obtaining a...
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Eugene Joseph Staacke

December 11, 1937 - July 6, 2017

Eugene Joseph Staacke died unexpectedly on July 6, 2017. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 11, 1937 to Eugene and Eleanor Staacke. He is survived by his wife, Diane, two brothers, Ervin and his wife Judy and Edward and his wife Nancy, three sisters, Eileen Robinson, Eunice Maniaci and Emily Rystrom and her husband Cal, eleven nieces and five nephews. His Memorial Service will be...
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Ralph Homer Henslee

December 24, 1932 - July 2, 2017

RALPH HOMER HENSLEE JR. passed away July 2, 2017, in Richardson, Texas, at the age of 84. Ralph was born and raised in Oak Cliff, Texas, the son of the late Dora Lee and Ralph Henslee. He graduated from Sunset High School in Oak Cliff, then attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a B.A. in Accounting, Banking, and Finance. He was in ROTC in college and then served in the United...
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Leo J. Dagley, Jr.

May 11, 1930 - July 2, 2017

LEO JOSEPH DAGLEY, JR. ("L J") was born on Mother's Day, May 11, 1930, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the third son born to Mary Louise Lawshe Dagley and Leo Joseph Dagley, Sr. Leo was schooled in New Orleans, Louisiana and Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Leo then, served as a Staff Sargent, 2nd Armored Division, German Occupation...
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Michael B. Macaulay

June 24, 1941 - July 2, 2017

Mike was born June 24, 1941 in Dallas at Florence Nightingale Hospital. He passed away July 2, 2017, in Dallas.His parents were Boone and Rose Macaulay.He is survived by brothers, Kent Macaulay, Jay Macaulay, wife, Ginny; brothers-in-law, Herbert Evans, Jr. and Charles Evans, wife, Pat, as well as, niece and nephews, Kate Macaulay, Scott Macaulay, Bill Evans, girlfriend, Carla and Robb Evans,...
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Betty Jo Abdnor

February 11, 1931 - July 2, 2017

Betty Jo Abdnor, age 86, died peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Medical City McKinney after living a full and blessed life in Dallas, Texas. From her birth in Ft. Worth, Texas she was a committed Texan, except for a short time of living in Denver, Colorado. She was born to two young parents, Ted McKinney, a shipping clerk and Lillian McKinney Cole on February 11, 1931 in Ft. Worth, Texas. ...
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Patricia Hill Smith

November 21, 1927 - July 1, 2017

Patricia "Patt" Hill Smith was born November 21, 1927 in Tulsa, OK to Theron and Elizabeth Hill. The family moved to Chicago shortly thereafter. She attended Herzl College. On Easter Sunday 1945, a young Navy aviation cadet training in Glenview, Illinois mysteriously sought a Baptist Church to attend in Chicago 30 miles away. Of course he was late and had to go to the balcony. "May I have a song...
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Marshall Philip Kendall

October 28, 1936 - June 30, 2017

Marshall Kendall, 80, of Dallas passed away on Sunday July 30, 2017. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all that knew and loved him.Marshall was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 28, 1936 to Philip and Eleanore Kendall. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1958 then joined the army as an officer and was stationed in Germany. Upon...
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Maria Esther Castillo

December 24, 1953 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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James Arthur Wild

July 2, 1939 - June 30, 2017

James Arthur WildBorn July 2, 1939 in Dallas, TXDied June 30, 2017 in Spring, TXHe was son of Herschel Arthur Wild and Martha Ann (Gage) Wild.He is survived by his brother Charles E. Wild and sister Mary Lou Anderson; He is also survived by his loving son Glen Carl Wild and daughter- in- law Judy Lynn Wild and grandsons Scott Carl Wild and Anthony Lee Kalanquin; He is survived by his loving...
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Barbara Frieda Herman

May 15, 1932 - June 30, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara Herman announce her passing after a brief illness on Friday, June 30, 2017, at the age of 85 years. Barbara will be lovingly remembered by everyone whose lives she touched. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Solomon. A graveside service in memory of Barbara will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., at Sparkman Hillcrest, 7405 W....
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Ronald Burton

December 6, 1926 - June 29, 2017

Ronald Burton, 90, of Flower Mound, TX, passed away on June 29, 2017. He was born to the late John Roy and Nella Loyce Burton on December 6, 1926 in Tyler Texas.He graduated from Tyler High School and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Ronald married Sarah Kathleen Thomas (Kathy) in 1946. Every day with the love-of-his-life was joyful throughout the...
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Margaret Sueppel Wierman

July 15, 1924 - June 29, 2017

Margaret Sueppel Wierman of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the age of 92. She was born July 15, 1924 in Iowa City, Iowa to Margaret Teefy Sueppel and John Francis Sueppel. Margaret graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1942 and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She went on to gain reciprocity in seven states: Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, California, Arkansas,...
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Joe Little Pearce

November 11, 1928 - June 29, 2017

Joe Little Pearce was a native Texan born on November 11, 1928. Joe will be remembered as a devoted and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Joe is survived by wife Barbara Ann Pearce, son Randy Pearce and wife Shelley Harrison, daughter Teri Pearce and husband Dr. Kenneth Cantrell, son Gary Pearce and wife Deanna Pearce, granddaughter Lindsay Rees and husband Kyle Rees,...
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Janice Sue Monroe

June 27, 2017

Janice Sue Monroe, 65, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at her home in Dallas, TX, surrounded by her loving family, after a two year battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). Jan was born in Spokane, WA on December 12, 1951, to Fred Mayhew and Joann Britton. Jan was a military brat and and moved all over the United States during her childhood, ultimately residing in Mesquite, TX, where...
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Patsy KELLEY

September 12, 1925 - June 26, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Lavon Hallmark Rather

December 7, 1929 - June 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Rudy T. Tovar

February 22, 1925 - June 26, 2017

Rudy T. Tovar passed away on Sunday, June 25, at his home in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 92. He was born in Houston, Texas, on, February 22, 1925, to Rafael and Socorro Tovar. The family moved to Dallas where he attended St. Ann's Catholic School and Crozier Technical High. He served in the US Army during WW II from 1945 to 1946. While on a ship, he served as a medic during the war. ...
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Louis Sloan

September 13, 1963 - June 23, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Louis Marshall Sloan

September 13, 1963 - June 23, 2017

Louis Marshall Sloan, MD. Born September 13, 196,3 in Atlanta, GA, and departed this life June 23, 2017, in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 53. He is survived by his loving family: wife Kimberly, son Benjamin, daughter Anna Rose, sisters Holley Bricks (Mal). Jody Sloan (Dan), Mindy Caplan (Bob) and many loving, nieces, nephews and extended family. Louis was preceded in death by his parents Myer...
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Carolyn Burns Foxwoth

April 30, 1937 - June 23, 2017

Carolyn Burns Foxworth was born in Dallas, Texas, April 30, 1937, to Robert and Dibrell Burns, and died peacefully on June 23, 2017. Carolyn had been in declining health for several years, stemming from a stroke in 2010. Carolyn is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Walter Foxworth, son and daughter-in-law, Jack & Dodie Foxworth, and Jack's children, Walter, Fontaine & Margaux,...
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Franklin Dee Welch

January 28, 1927 - June 22, 2017

Franklin Dee "Frank" Welch, 90. died very peacefully at his home in Dallas surrounded by what he loved most. His daughters; his loving and devoted care-takers, and some of the things that reflect on a life well lived: his books, a few of his many awards, family photos and his own more notable photographs (taken in the 1950's in Paris as a Fulbright Scholar at the Ecole des Beaux Artes-armed with...
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Albert B. Fenton

March 11, 1934 - June 21, 2017

Albert B. Fenton (Al) loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and son, passed away June 21, 2017 due to a brain aneurysm while watching his favorite Texas Rangers surrounded by his wife Janey and beloved pets. When people described Al, he was always a gentleman, sweet and kind with a witty dry sense of humor. He achieved success without fanfare. He was born March 11, 1934 in Centerville,...
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Joanne Smith

December 9, 1931 - June 20, 2017

Joanne Wasoff Smith died peacefully in her home on June 20, 2017. Joanne was born on December 9th, 1932, in Dallas, to the late Harry K. Wasoff Sr. and Amelia Shipley Wasoff. She attended school at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, St. Mary's of Austin, and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Spanish. She taught at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic...
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Lewis Dale Cook

September 17, 1944 - June 19, 2017

Lewis Dale Cook passed away on Monday, June 19, 201,7 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on September 17, 1944, in Dallas, Texas, to Lew and Lois Cook. After high school, Dale joined the U.S. Air Force Band, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant. He then studied jazz at NTSU. In a musical career of almost 50 years, Dale toured with pianist Peter Nero, recorded with Severinsen, and played countless...
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John Wesley Hardt

July 14, 1921 - June 18, 2017

The magnificent earthly life of John Wesley Hardt ended on June 18, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted at First United Methodist Church in Dallas at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017. There will be a private family service to inter the ashes later that day in the Malakoff City Cemetery. John Wesley Hardt was born July 13, 1921, in San Antonio, Texas, to the Rev....
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Virginia Carter Lauderdale

May 28, 1941 - June 18, 2017

Virginia or "Ginny", beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother (Gaga), aunt, cousin, and friend passed away Sunday, June 18th, in her home of almost 50 years, surrounded her family. Born May 28, 1941, to Margaret C. and James V. Schmidt. She lived in Colonial Beach, Richmond, Arlington, and Vienna, Virginia. She went to work for the CIA in 1959, leaving after marriage. Moved to...
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Dennis Keith Stone

July 20, 1951 - June 17, 2017

Dennis Keith Stone, age 65, died at his home on June 17th of a glioblastoma. Dennis was born on July 20th, 1951 in Dallas, Texas to Mildred Hunter Stone and Franklin Dial Stone, Jr. He grew up in Dallas and attended Thomas Jefferson High School and The University of Texas (UT) at Austin (Plan II). After graduating college, he returned to Dallas to attend UT Southwestern Medical School. He then...
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Toni Beck Bosner

October 4, 1924 - June 17, 2017

VIRTUOSITY IN MOTION; DANCE AND FITNESS ICON, TONI BECK BOSNER, DIES AT 92Toni Beck Bosner, of Dallas, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Toni was born in New York City on October 4, 1924. She graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. and received her M.F.A. from Columbia University. She married Paul Bosner on December 31, 1969. Toni studied with Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, Alwin Nikolais...
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Marjorie Ingalls Sleeper

February 23, 1918 - June 17, 2017

Marjorie I. Sleeper, a long time Dallas resident. Marjorie Ingalls Sleeper passed away June 17, 2017. Marjorie was born in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Eldridge Sleeper and parents Leslie W. and Violet Simpson Ingalls, as well as her sister Alene Ozanne and her brother, Arthur Ingalls. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Sleeper Gleason...
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Bobbie Joe Patton

November 5, 1925 - June 16, 2017

Bobbie Joe PattonNovember 5, 1925--June 16, 2017Bobbie Joe Patton, affectionately known as "Poppoo", was born on November 5, 1925, in Whitt, Texas. He passed away at home on June 16, 2017, at the age of 91. He was the valedictorian of the Whitt High School class of 1944 and joined the Navy during World War II. Following his military service, he graduated from North Texas State College with B...
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Ruth Schuster Rohloff

April 17, 1919 - June 16, 2017

Ruth Schuster Rohloff, 98, was born April 17, 1919, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Rev. William Henry and Elsie Thiersch Schuster. She passed away at her home in Dallas, Texas, June 16, 2017. The daughter of an Evangelical United Brethren minister, Ruth majored in Education at the University of Toledo and graduated from the Bach Conservatory of Music in Toledo. She continued further study in Organ...
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Peter B. Marcus

March 22, 1942 - June 16, 2017

Peter Brian Marcus passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. He had bravely fought a dangerous form of leukemia for nearly 18 months. Peter was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and shortly after moved with his parents to the idyllic wine producing town of Stellenbosch, where he received all his schooling. He received his medical training at the University of Stellenbosch. This...
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Robert S. Cohen

May 7, 1927 - June 16, 2017

Robert Samuel Cohen, a loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2017. He was born on May 7, 1927, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Louis B. and Rose (Kaplan) Cohen.He had a distinguished career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).Mr. Cohen is survived by his children, Gary Cohen, and Gail (husband Avi) Laker; grandchildren, Adam (wife,...
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Austin Daniel Silva

September 15, 1999 - June 15, 2017

Austin Daniel Silva went to be with his Lord Jesus June 15, 2017, after a tragic accident nine days earlier. Austin was born September 15, 1999. He was named after the city where his father came to know Jesus. He was born and raised in Dallas, in the Lake Highlands community. He attended Lake Highlands High School and would have been a graduate of the class of 2018. He enjoyed being a soccer...
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Clara Jo Dillard

June 23, 1921 - June 15, 2017

Dillard, Clara "Jo", of Dallas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the age of 95. Jo is survived by 3 sons, David Dillard, Bill Dillard, Jr., and Ron Dillard; three daughters, Darlyn Dillard, Joan Camacho and Patricia Dillard; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ethel Vise, her husband, William "Bill" Dillard, her...
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Peter Lee McNulty

January 7, 1981 - June 14, 2017

Poem by Peter Lee McNultyMy BrothersOlder, younger,wiser, dumber,loved, hated,the predator, the prey.Words can't describethe feelings I have;to be sad or happy,to cry or to laugh.But whether I am raged, full of hatred or jealousy,I love my brothers, without them I don't know where I'd be.They've taught me to be brave,to stand up and be heard,But at other timesTo sit down and not say a word.To...
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Martha Nell Youngblood

September 24, 1922 - June 11, 2017

YOUNGBLOOD, Martha Nell Wallace Martha Nell Wallace Youngblood was born on September 24, 1922, in Wheelock, Texas, to Hugh Henry and Verda Christine Wallace. She passed away in Dallas, Texas, on June 11, 2017. Martha grew up in Hearne, Texas, where she met and married William Clarence Youngblood. They were married for 62 years until his death on February 24, 2004. Together they had a beautiful...
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Mitzi McKool Gadway

July 4, 1954 - June 11, 2017

Mitzi McKool Gadway, 62, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at her home. She was born on July 4, 1954, in Dallas, Texas.Mitzi grew up on Royal Lane. She attended Christ the King School and Ursuline Academy. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from St. Edwards University, and later earned a Master's Degree in counseling therapy. Mitzi worked as a homemaker, school teacher, and a...
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Norma Ray Gremm

February 11, 1917 - June 11, 2017

Norma passed away on June 11, 2017. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Beverly & Rick Fetterman, Susan & Hank Alterman, daughter Judye Gremm; sister Betty Rosenfeld, brother Gerald Ray, grandchildren Evan, Blake and Alex; great-grandchildren Isaac and Hayden, beloved best friend, great-niece and honorary fourth daughter Katie Ray, treasured companions Mary Wakefield &...
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Martha B. Brooks

March 23, 1923 - June 10, 2017

Martha Blalack Brooks died peacefully at home on June 10th, at the age of 94. She was a devoted member and the oldest parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Martha was also valedictorian of her high school class at Ursuline Academy, a business entrepreneur as owner of Fashion Lamps until she was 83 years old, and dedicated to her family and abundant community of friends. Most especially,...
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Larry Joel Coben

November 1, 1945 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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John Willis Ackley

November 21, 1950 - June 9, 2017

On June 9th, 2017 , John Willis Ackley left this world to be reunited with his Lord and his wife, as well as many other friends and family. He was a man of great success in more ways than one and while we will have an Ackley sized hole in our heart until we are reunited with him, we celebrate the happiness and peace that he has now and forevermore.John was born on November 21, 1950, in Wichita,...
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Jeanne R. Johnson

November 24, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Jeanne went to be with the Lord onJune 9, 2017. A native Dallasite, Jeannewas the daughter of William C. and LauraS. Roach. A graduate of Highland ParkHigh School, she received her BBA fromSouthern Methodist University. Shemarried Murray S. Johnson in May,1967, and he preceded her in death onNovember 18, 1989.She is survived by her loving sister,Laura R. Lumley, of Fort Worth.Jeanne was an active...
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Anthony Fred Liscio

July 2, 1940 - June 8, 2017

Anthony Fred Liscio (Tony) passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18. Tony was born on July 2, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Leonardantonio Liscio, who was born in Monteleone, Puglia, Italy, and Irene Dell'Aquila Liscio, who was born in Castellana Grotte, Puglia, Italy. His father arrived in America in 1899 and his mother in 1920. They preceded Tony in death,...
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Gerald McCarty

August 25, 1954 - June 6, 2017

Gerald E. McCarty, 62, passed away on June 6, 2017 after a brief illness. He is survived by his 22 year old daughter, Chesley Jean McCarty.His mother Janice B. McCarty, grandfather Gerald Chesley Butler, and grandmother Willie B. Butler, preceded Gerald in death. He has been laid to rest beside his mother and grandparents at Forest Park Cemetery NW, Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a 1972 graduate...
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Marilyn Claire Krovetz

September 21, 1933 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Zahida A. Sarwar

October 7, 1949 - June 4, 2017

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James Michael Dumas

September 15, 1947 - June 3, 2017

James Michael Dumas1947 ~ 2017The final chapter of The Life and Times of James Michael Dumas has been written and he would like you to know that his work here is done. He received a call on June 3, 2017, the type of offer you can't refuse, for an appointment from which he will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge signing bonus, a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in...
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Elizabeth M. DeMasters

June 5, 1931 - June 3, 2017

Elizabeth (Liz) DeMasters, 85, of Foley, Alabama, died, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at home in Prosper, Texas where she had relocated within the past year. She was born on June 5, 1931, in Roseland, Virginia, the daughter of Thomas James Mays and Elsie Mae Dulin Mays. Liz was retired and very active in her church in Foley, Alabama, until she became ill in 2015. Liz was married to V. Lee DeMasters. ...
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Kenneth Stuart Olschwanger

August 28, 1956 - June 3, 2017

Kenny lost his long and courageous fight with cancer on June 3rd, but in the process he won over many admirers, including his family, friends, co-workers, doctors and nurses. Never one to back down from a challenge, he took on cancer and extended his life far beyond everyone's expectations. Kenny was born in Houston, TX and at early age, his family moved to Dallas where he ultimately...
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Kathryn Amsler Priddy

March 13, 1927 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Mary Lou Sarber Hamm

November 21, 1928 - June 2, 2017

Mary Lou passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving and devoted children. Mary Lou was born on November 21, 1928 in Okemah, Oklahoma, to her parents Fred Guy Sarber and Nola Mitchell Sarber. Her family moved to Wewoka, Oklahoma when she was nine months old. Mom spent her entire childhood in Wewoka before leaving for The University of Oklahoma...
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Grady Huffman

November 27, 1923 - June 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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