Our Obituaries

Hugh Grant Stoddard

July 31, 1922 - February 26, 2017

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

January 7, 1922 - February 25, 2017

Charlotte "Peggy" Dupuy passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Texoma Health Care Center in Sherman, Texas on February 25, 2017. She was born in Joplin, Missouri on January 7, 1922 and was 95 years old. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Theodore R. Stellmacher in 1945, her second husband, Robert L. Dupuy in 1990, and her son, Leonard M. Dupuy in 1995. She moved to Dallas at the...
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Maria Amanda Kuby

February 2, 1934 - February 24, 2017

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

November 8, 1955 - February 24, 2017

Kathy Bonner Quentan passed away peacefully on February 24th, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas on November 8th, 1955. Her parents were the late Eugene Gilbert Quentan and Carolyn Dorset Quentan. Kathy graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. She went on to get her college degree from Colorado State University in Boulder, Colorado. She then went on to work as a real estate agent...
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John Thomas Hairston

July 19, 1934 - February 22, 2017

John Thomas Hairston, Jr., 82, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017. Born on July 19, 1934 in San Antonio, Tom was the son of Dr. John Thomas Hairston, Sr. and Georgia Lucile Hairston. He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Carol Ann Hairston (nee Graham), his loving children Elizabeth (Mike) Keogh, Graham (Rachel), Walker (Hannah), and his...
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Roger John Bresnahan

June 24, 1938 - February 22, 2017

Roger John Bresnahan, 78, of Farmers Branch, Texas passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 22, 2017, with family by his side. He was born to Adelaide and John J. Bresnahan in Nutley, NJ in 1938. Roger is survived by his beautiful wife Jean "Sandy" of 55 years, "the girls" daughters Nancy Kopplin (John) of Phoenix, AZ, Lisa Morrow (Jeff) of Phoenix, AZ, and Sally Clausen (Kenny...
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Anita Jayne Buskuhl

April 21, 1942 - February 21, 2017

After a long battle with cancer, on the evening of February 21, 2017, Anita Jayne Buskuhl passed away peacefully at home in the presence of family.Jayne was born in Enid, Oklahoma April 21, 1942 to Edna and Leo Bellmon. She was raised in Billings, Oklahoma, then attended Oklahoma State University where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.She married Joe Buskuhl in 1962. She was very supportive of...
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Genevieve R. Rener

July 2, 1925 - February 21, 2017

Genevieve Rener, 91, passed away February 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Rener and their son John Patrick Rener. She is survived by her sisters Marie & Bill Tate, Margaret & David Crawford, daughters Roseann Martin, Joann McCullough & husband Joe. Grandchildren Shawn & Kayle Rener,Thomas & Mary Martin, Andrew & Marti Martin, Joe & Lisa...
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Naomi Thornton

October 2, 1916 - February 20, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Naomi Hampton Thornton passed away in her sleep on February 20, 2017, a few months after celebrating her 100th birthday. If ever anyone embodied the Greatest Generation, it was this strong, resilient and fiercely devoted lady.Naomi - or "Mimi" as she was often called - was born on October 2, 1916, in the tiny East Texas town Naples. She grew...
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Irving Statman

January 16, 1928 - February 20, 2017

Irving Statman epitomized a principled life defined by integrity and devotion to the principles of honor and duty to his family, his community and his country. Born January 16, 1928 in Mexico to Polish immigrants who migrated to the U.S. when he was three, Mr. Statman died at the age of 89 on February 20, 2017 in Dallas, TX surrounded by his family.After graduating from Texas A&M in 1950, he...
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Fred Ablon

October 22, 1934 - February 19, 2017

Fred Rude Ablon passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his residence in Dallas, from Parkinson's and Dementia. Fred was born in Fort Worth on October 22, 1934, and moved to Dallas in 1940, where he lived out his full and fruitful 82 years. Fred will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, husband, and wonderful friend to many. Fred was quite the athlete - he was...
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Dan Moody Cain

July 6, 1926 - February 18, 2017

Dan Moody Cain, age 90, died at his home on February 18, 2017, in Dallas, Texas, due to complications from liver cancer. He was born on July 6, 1926, in Dallas, Texas, to Erie Montclair and Betty Belle Howell Cain. Dan attended the University of Texas and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Marian Louise Stewart, his wife of 69 years, in 1947. Dan worked for nearly...
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Jerald Feldman

March 24, 1930 - February 18, 2017

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

September 11, 1934 - February 18, 2017

Andy Anderson, born September 11, 1934, passed away on February 18, 2017. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Dial Hogan Anderson and the light of his life, his daughter, Mariana Rose Anderson; son, Richard Fowler; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brooke and Margie Hogan; cousins, Mary Delores and Larry Ratcliffe, Vince Anne Ratcliffe, Rozie and Neil McMillan; numerous nieces and nephews;...
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Earle Rae Wilde

December 23, 1919 - February 18, 2017

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

January 21, 1932 - February 18, 2017

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

November 22, 1971 - February 17, 2017

James John "JJ" Kent, of Pottsboro, TX, went to be with our Lord and Savior on February 17, 2017 at UT Southwestern Medical Center following complications from heart surgery. He will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, brother, and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Dallas, TX, on November 22, 1971 to Michael and Linda Kent. He graduated from Highland...
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Frances Parks Rain

April 21, 1922 - February 16, 2017

Frances Ann Parks Rain, of Highland Park, Texas, died peacefully at the age of 94 in her home on Thursday morning, February 16, 2017. Frances was born in Dallas, Texas on April 21, 1922. She was a 1939 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and received a Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas in 1943. On March 20, 1943, Frances married Talbot Rain, a distinguished Dallas attorney and...
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Karol Kilmer McIntyre

November 7, 1931 - February 15, 2017

Karol McIntyre passed away February 15, 2017 at Baylor Scott White hospital in Grapevine, Texas. She was a resident of Euless and had lived in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Cement Oklahoma.She is survived by her daughters, Mi'Chele Clement of Cement Oklahoma, Stephanie Griffis of Euless Texas and her three grandchildren, Michael Clement, Ryan Griffis and Mindy Griffis.She is also survived by her...
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Thelma Nell Roberts

October 20, 1920 - February 15, 2017

Thelma Nell Roberts, 96, formerly of Dallas, went to be with her Heavenly Father on February 15, 2017, at the home of her niece in Lindale, Texas, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Bynum, Texas, on October 20, 1920, to Roy and Ethel Roberts. Nell grew up in Abbott, Texas, and the Mayfield Community. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Texas. Nell worked for...
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Jo Hedge

December 4, 1929 - February 15, 2017

Jo Berna Coleman Hedge, family woman and small business owner, was born December 4, 1929, in Woodville, Texas, the daughter of Alma Jane Coleman and John Coleman. She passed away on February 15, 2017 - six months and a day after the passing of her loving husband, Jack. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, and wife. Jo attended business school in Beaumont, Texas after graduating from...
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Mark Steven Whittington

March 7, 1956 - February 14, 2017

Mark Steven Whittington, 60, of Dallas passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 following a valiant battle with melanoma. He will always be remembered for his humor and as a loving and generous man to all who knew and loved him.Mark was born in Wood River, Illinois on March 7, 1956 to Verle and Pauline Whittington. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and was a Certified Public...
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Terry Terry Kennon

August 12, 1947 - February 13, 2017

William Terry Kennon, 69, died Monday, February 13, 2017 following complications from surgery. Terry is predeceased by his parents, William Woodrow Kennon and Rebecca Estene Kennon; and his sister, Judy Kennon. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Anne Ames Kennon; his sister, Kaye Bredehorst (Kurt); his daughter, Laura Dupont (Eric); his daughter, Kelly Kennon; his grandchildren,...
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Dolores Golman

March 13, 1929 - February 13, 2017

Dolores Rosenzweig Golman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister passed away on February 13th 2017 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 87. Born in Dallas, Texas, Dolores grew up and resided in Dallas where she graduated from Highland Park High School in 1945 and then attended Southern Methodist University. She is predeceased by her husband, Donald, whom she...
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Leo Fields

September 14, 1928 - February 12, 2017

Leo Fields passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Leo was born on September 14, 1928, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Mamie (Lipshy) and William Feilschmidt. His father died two months later. Leo spent much of the first seven years of his life with his grandmother, Sarah Lipshy. He was also embraced by his beloved aunt and uncle, Edna (Lipshy) and Morris B....
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Tommy Allan Valenta

March 4, 1949 - February 12, 2017

Tommy Allan Valenta of Dallas, Texas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at CHI St. Luke's Health in Houston, Texas, after a long battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. Tommy was born March, 4, 1949 at St. Joseph's Maternity Hospital in Houston, Texas. When he was six years old, Tommy's parents, Lody Valenta and Margaret Helen Hassell, moved their...
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John Edgar Wilson

July 9, 1940 - February 11, 2017

Just as a ship sails over the horizon, so ends the long good-bye of John Wilson, who passed away on February 11, 2017. Husband of Betty, Father of John & Brad, Father-in-law to Amy and Channing, Pop to Peyton & Landon."Love knows not its own depth until the hour of parting"... The Prophet. Determined and dignified in life as well as in the daily struggles against Frontotemporal Dementia,...
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Joseph J. Neville

November 30, 1927 - February 11, 2017

Joseph J. (Joe) passed on to his Heavenly Father on February 11, 2017 due to congestive heart failure. He was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927. His beloved wife, Jeanne, whom he married in June 1952, preceded him in death. Joe and Jeanne moved to Richardson, TX from Philadelphia in 1973. Previous residences included King of Prussia, PA, Long Island, NY, Haddonfield, NJ, Buffalo, NY, Cleveland,...
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Richard Paul Seib

September 1, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Richard Paul Seib, age 77, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth Anne Seib of Dallas, Texas; his son, Tim Seib and wife Crystal Seib of Fairview, Texas; his son, Jeff Seib and wife Misty Seib of Flower Mound, Texas; his son, Jon Seib and wife Elida Dakoli of Dallas, Texas; his son, Todd Seib and wife Whitney Chouteau of Dallas,...
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Florence Rosen

September 18, 1919 - February 10, 2017

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

May 20, 1932 - February 10, 2017

Dewey Godfrey Jr. - entered heaven's gates on February 10, 2017.Dewey was born on May 20, 1932, in Jasper Texas to Dewey and Dorothy Godfrey. He was raised in Dallas until his family moved to Fairfield, Connecticut in 1946 where he graduated from Ludlowe High School. His love for Texas brought him back in 1950 to attend Southern Methodist University graduating with a BBA in Mgmt/Marketing. He...
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Irwin Grossman

June 25, 1931 - February 10, 2017

Irwin Joseph Grossman of Dallas, Texas passed away February 10, 2017 at age 85. He was a man of great accomplishments and generosity, and a hero to family, friends and colleagues. Irwin was born in Paris, Texas on June 25, 1931, and his family moved to Dallas when he was 5 years old. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1948. He then attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology,...
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James N. Whitson

March 14, 1935 - February 9, 2017

James N. Whitson, age 81, of Dallas passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Dallas. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Clinton, OK on March 14, 1935 to James and Georgia Whitson. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Lyda; son, Mark and his wife Carrie. He was preceded in death by his brother Bob Whitson. Jim...
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Steve Kenneth Bronner

August 16, 1952 - February 9, 2017

Steve Bronner passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Dallas, TX. He was born on August 16,1952 in San Angelo, TX to Ellen and Ken Bronner and soon became the oldest out of four siblings, Janise, Michael and Susan. He graduated from Concordia University Chicago where playing football with his teammates, and still close friends was his passion. He was an active member of NAIOP...
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Rowan Warren Blatt

December 9, 1928 - February 9, 2017

Rowan "Hap" Warren Blatt passed away Thursday morning, February 9, 2017 at the age of 88. Born December 9, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rowan was the first son of Maurice and Molly Fenson Blatt. In 1942, his family moved to Longview, Texas where he graduated from Longview High School. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and was a member of the Tau Delta...
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Gladys Wilkins

December 4, 1926 - February 6, 2017

GLADYS GROTHE WILKINS passed away February 6, 2017 at Edgemere Retirement Home in Dallas, Texas. She was born December 4, 1926 in Pleasant Hill, Nebraska. Her father was John James Grothe and her mother was Josie West Grothe. She had two brothers, Charles and John, and three sisters, Alice, Mildred and Norma. In 1929 the family moved to Geneva, Nebraska where her father bought the Geneva...
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John Nicholas Layman

January 12, 1920 - February 5, 2017

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

January 29, 1947 - February 4, 2017

Sharon Haynes Axtell, 70, of Dallas, Texas, died February 4, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.Sharon, the daughter of Harold Lloyd Haynes and Esther Edna Brauer, was born January 29, 1947, in Dallas, where she was raised.She received her BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington and, in 1969, started working for the Texas Workforce Commission, where she helped people improve...
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Debbie K. McCall

February 3, 1951 - February 4, 2017

Debbie lived a life full of grace, love and service for her family, friends and the students she taught in the DISD. After a brave battle with inflammatory breast cancer she passed peacefully on February 4, 2017.Debbie is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Kathryn; her husband Charles; her nephew Adam; father-in-law Charles and brother-in-law Jack.She is survived by her children Michael...
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Natividad Padilla Gonzales

May 19, 1918 - February 1, 2017

Natividad Padilla Gonzales, age 98, passed away on February 1, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, in his home as he desired, surrounded by his loving family. A beloved father, grandfather, great- grandfather, uncle, and husband, "Nathan", as he was affectionally known, was a man of great compassion, integrity, focus and a tour-de-force whose death seemed premature given that everyone expected him to live...
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Billy C. Allen

March 2, 1923 - January 31, 2017

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

June 8, 1920 - January 30, 2017

On June 8, 1920, Roberta Jane Miley was born along with her twin sister Hazeltine June. The two adorable babies were named after their proud parents, Robert Minor Miley and Hazel Kirk Miley. The birth announcement in the paper had this to say "Birth of Twin Girls Adds to Population... Dallas' population took a sudden jump Tuesday when twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Miley, 2607...
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Eugene Sosa

September 13, 1926 - January 30, 2017

Eugene Sosa, age 90, of Dallas, TX, passed away January 30,2017, he was born September 13, 1926 in Val Verde, TX,to Alfredo & Maria Sosa. Mr Sosa retired as a self-employed auto body mechanic. He is survived by his Daughters, Martha D. Sosa Tulley and Linda M Cardenas. Son-in-Iaws Jesus Cardenas & Walt Tulley; Grandchildren Santos E. Cardenas, Sophia M. Baker, Jeremy N. Cardenas; Great...
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Vester Thomas Hughes

May 24, 1928 - January 29, 2017

Vester T. Hughes, Jr., 88, went Home on Sunday morning, January 29, 2017.Vester was born in San Angelo, Texas on May 24, 1928 to Vester T. Hughes and Mary Ellen Tisdale Hughes and grew up in Mertzon, Texas. His parents instilled in him the love of God and family. His father modeled for him than one's life's work is much more that a means to support yourself and family, but, instead, a vehicle...
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Curtis Jerome Keegan

April 12, 1935 - January 29, 2017

Curtis Jerome Keegan, 81, of Richardson passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Medical Center Plano. He will always be remembered as a loving, husband, father, grandfather to Ada Keegan, Karen Keegan and Zachary Chami, and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Baldwin Park, California on April 12, 1935 to William Keegan and Ruth G. Keegan. He will be remembered for his quick...
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William Morris Ravkind

March 7, 1935 - January 29, 2017

William Morris Ravkind, born March 7, 1935 in Dallas, Texas to Abe and Edna Frankfurt Ravkind, died January 29, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Elyse Friedman Ravkind and his son Brett Ravkind, MD. Survived by his wife of 14 years Dodi Ravkind; daughter Kathi Sebastion (Don); daughter-in-law Ellen Ravkind; grandchildren Brian Ravkind, Caitlin Ravkind and Cam Wenrich;...
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Peggy J. Fry

October 24, 1928 - January 29, 2017

Peggy June (Crooke) Fry was born on October 24, 1928 in Conroe, Texas to Lawrence F. Crooke, Sr. and Marguerite (Caldwell) Crooke. She and her brother, Lawrence (Larry) F. Crooke, Jr. enjoyed telling stories of their childhood in the small oil boom town of which her grandfather was one of the founders. Peggy attained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas, Austin, where she...
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Matthew Evan Goldstein

February 14, 1984 - January 28, 2017

Matthew Evan Goldstein of Dallas, Texas, loving son, brother and friend passed away early Saturday morning in Denver, Colorado leaving this life too soon. He will be remembered for his gentleness of spirit and his warm, caring soul. He deeply loved his family and always had a strong connection to animals. His everlasting smile will forever be cherished in the hearts of so many dear friends and...
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Derek Nicholas Lankford

August 20, 1979 - January 28, 2017

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

May 20, 1943 - January 28, 2017

John Philip Baxter, devoted Husband, Father & Brother, who was born in Dallas on May 20, 1943, passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease on January 28, 2017 at Silverado Memory Care Center in Plano. He was 73. He was the only son of the late Mary Virginia (Ginny) Williams and the late Philip Keith Baxter, Lt. USAF, both of Dallas. Lt. Baxter was reported MIA in November,...
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Beth Averitt

September 12, 1934 - January 27, 2017

A faithful servant, loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Don V. Averitt (Beth) was called home by her Lord on January 27, 2017, due to complications from Alzheimer's.Beth, a fourth-generation Texan, was born in Greenville, Texas and reared in East Texas by her parents, Oline and L.F. Raynes, lifelong educators. She grew up in Commerce and communities surrounding her family homestead in East...
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Jack Ereon

October 30, 1925 - January 27, 2017

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

April 30, 1932 - January 26, 2017

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Betty Sibil Stone

July 3, 1926 - January 26, 2017

Betty Stone, 90, died on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Dallas. She is survived by daughter Carla and son-in-law Kevin Libby; grandsons Samuel and Jonathan Libby. Graveside services will be at Tiferet Israel Agudas Achim Cemetery on Scyene Rd. Dallas, Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Congregation Tiferet Israel, 10909 Hillcrest Rd. Dallas, TX 75230...
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Marion V. Perini

May 13, 1942 - January 25, 2017

Marion Victor Perini, a beautiful, vibrant, strong-willed personality who was loved and will be missed by all, died on January 25, 2017. She was 74.Marion grew up in Dallas, Texas and was a member of the Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1960. She attended Monticello College in Godfrey, Illinois and married Richard Liebman Jr. on August 12, 1961. Together they had three children. In 1972,...
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Joan N. Daniel

June 13, 1939 - January 25, 2017

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

February 15, 1927 - January 24, 2017

A man of great faith, Robert S. Folsom was called home by his Lord and Savior on January 24, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Bob was born in Dallas on February 15, 1927 to John (Jack) V. and Zula Skillern Folsom. He grew up in Oak Cliff and attended the Dallas Public Schools and graduated from Sunset High School where he met the love of his life, Margaret Dalton. A gifted athlete, Bob led Sunset...
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Mathew William Saunders

October 17, 1932 - January 23, 2017

Mathew W. "Matt" Saunders, age 84, of Dallas, passed peacefully into the arms of God Monday, January 23, 2017. Matt was born in Denver, Co. October 17, 1932, the 4th child of Compton and Gladys Saunders. Matt is survived by sons Mathew Jr of Plano, TX, Mark Saunders of Kansas City, KS and their wives Sheri and Tiina and grandchildren Summer, Kristen, Erin and Grant Saunders. He was predeceased...
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Mary Frances Thorne

September 5, 1923 - January 22, 2017

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Peggy E. Galvin

March 27, 1921 - January 22, 2017

Margaret Edna Gillespie Galvin, 95, of Dallas, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from complications due to a stroke. Peggy was born on March 27, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to Edward Gillespie and Katherine Gildea Gillespie. She graduated from Bay Ridge High School and worked her way through Brooklyn College where she received her Bachelor of Arts. Peggy worked at Time magazine in the personnel...
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Henry David Lefcourt

May 8, 1964 - January 21, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Henry David Lefcourt, who passed away January 21, 2017 at the age of 52. Henry is survived by his parents, Charles Lefcourt and Renata Lefcourt, Amherst, NY; wife, Yolanda Lefcourt, Keller, TX; son, Samuel Lefcourt, Keller, TX; sister Yvonne Lefcourt (Daniel Yacobush), Buffalo NY, and sister Suzanne Harris (Blaine Harris), Sintra, Portugal. Henry...
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Carmen Dolores Brown

May 22, 1932 - January 21, 2017

Carmen Dolores Brown, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away at the age 84 at her home in Dallas, TX on Saturday, January 21st with her husband and children by her side. She was loved and cherished by all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed. Dolores, the name by which she chose to be called, was born May 22, 1932, in Austin, Texas, to...
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Linda Anne Morrison

November 20, 1960 - January 21, 2017

Linda Anne LiechtyNovember 20, 1960 - January 221, 2017Saturday, January 28, 2017Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial ParkReverend Bill Murray of Saint Michaels and All Angels Episcopal ChurchIn lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated in memory of Audrey Grace, her niece. The Audrey Grace House - 294 Medical Dr. Abilene, TX 79601
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Donald Fielding

July 7, 1922 - January 20, 2017

Donald Benjamin Fielding, 94 of Dallas passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Dallas on July 7, 1922 to Nathan and Bessie Finkelstein and graduated from Forest High School at age 15 as Valedictorian and Wharton at age 19. Fielding joined the Army in...
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Marsha Marie McKinney

November 4, 1929 - January 19, 2017

Marsha Marie Parma McKinney, 87, of Dallas passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at her residence in Dallas, TX. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and wife, bingo enthusiast, animal lover and a friend to all. Survivors include her son Chris Parma and daughters Kim Torres, Laura Parma, Elizabeth "Tunie" Ramey and her husband Joe. She has five grandchildren Amanda, Jon, and...
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Marsha Glass

February 9, 1927 - January 17, 2017

Marsha Melnik Glass passed away Jan 17, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Marsha was born in Trecienne, Poland on February 9, 1927. Marsha was born to Moshe and Peshe Radinovich Melnik in Trecienne, Poland on February 9, 1927. At thirteen she was separated from her mother and sisters due to the invasion of Poland in 1939. She stayed with her father Moshe and her brother in Trecienne where Russians had...
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William Joseph Wise

January 11, 1931 - January 14, 2017

Dr. William Joseph Wise, a resident of Rockwall, Texas, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Born January 11, 1931 to Laura Manning Wise and Rogers Croswell Wise in Greenville, Texas, Dr. Wise was 86 years young. A celebration of his life will take place upon cremation on Saturday, January 21, 4:00 pm at Sparkman-Hillcrest, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy,...
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John Robert Blankinship

May 13, 1942 - January 13, 2017

John Robert Blankinship died in Houston, Texas, on Friday, January 13, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born in 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois, and grew up in Belleville, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a photographer from 1968 to 1971 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Johnston Atoll; and the Canal Zone.Afterwards, John enrolled at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa...
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Louise Gartner

April 4, 1921 - January 12, 2017

Louise (Tootsie) Frankfurt Gartner, a lifelong Dallas resident, was an exceptional visionary, tremendously forward thinking and incredibly ahead of her time. Her principles focused on healthy living and giving back and were reflected in everything she did throughout her 96 years of living. Following her graduation from the University of Illinois in the 1940s, Louise and her sisters established...
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Ben Hines Sparkman

October 3, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Ben H. Sparkman (as written by him) Trip Tik: Born 10/3/30 a sinnerDied 1/12/17 a saved believerChurch: Birth to 1939 East Dallas Christian1940-1958 HP Methodist1958-2017 HPPCGraduated to the Church Triumphant2017Schools: Armstrong, UPHighland Park High,1946-48 New Mexico Military Institute1948-52 Princeton University1952-54 USAF1954 Gupton-Jones College ofMortuary Science1958 Yea! Married Sally...
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Geraldine Murchison Titley

February 19, 1923 - January 12, 2017

Jerry was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her parents were James Gaston Murchison and Geraldine Fort Murchison. She grew up in the small town of Bunkie, La. She attended L.S.U. and briefly worked for the Red Cross in 1944 before moving to Dallas to join her sister. She worked for American Airlines until 1948 when she married Capt. Richard Titley of Dallas. As an Army officer's wife she was...
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Ann Clark Buller

December 25, 1939 - January 11, 2017

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

January 14, 1929 - January 11, 2017

Vernon Earl Potter was born in Cross Plains, TX, near Abilene, on January 14, 1929, to John Henry Potter of Rockwall, TX and his wife Eunice Waller Potter. Vernon died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, almost attaining the age of 88. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Maxine; his son Byron Potter and wife Debi of Midlothian TX; his daughter Pam and husband John Badertscher of Hideaway, TX;...
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Michael J. Carrancejie

August 26, 1947 - January 11, 2017

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

May 20, 1927 - January 10, 2017

Grace Fisher DeuPree, 89 of Dallas, passed away on January 10, 2017. Born on May 20, 1927 in Gladewater, Texas to Robert Fisher and Colista Davis Fisher, she married Charles Lamar DeuPree on March 26, 1946. They resided in Dallas from 1951 until present. After Lamar retired from the Oil Business, they spent their time traveling and actively participating in numerous organizations and societies,...
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James Brian Hughes

March 9, 1959 - January 10, 2017

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

January 6, 1933 - January 9, 2017

Just eight days after his wife of 60 years, Mable Grimes Bradley, passed away, Bill Bradley went to join her in heaven. His cause of death was heart failure, but his doctor calls it "broken heart syndrome." Mable suffered from dementia for many years until Bill was forced to find caregivers for her at Weismer House memory care. He visited her every day for eighteen months, even though she did not...
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John Roger Hirl

April 1, 1931 - January 8, 2017

J Roger Hirl passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He was born April 1, 1931 in Bettendorft, Iowa to Alice and Michael Hirl. On December 27, 1952 he married Dorothy Alice Connelly and went on to graduate from University of Iowa with a B.L.S. degree in liberal arts in 1957. He spent the majority of his post-graduate years in Houston and Dallas, Texas. Roger had a successful...
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Nancy Vestal Bahr

August 26, 1942 - January 8, 2017

NANCY LEE VESTAL BAHR, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on January 8, 2017 with her family by her bedside. We are convinced she won the battle of Alzheimer's disease by now living eternally with Jesus Christ. Nancy was born on August 26, 1942 in Sherman, Texas to Rachel Stout Vestal and Arthur Tillman Vestal. She grew up in Scarsdale, New York, receiving her Bachelor of Arts from...
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John Mitchell Hallum

June 8, 1960 - January 8, 2017

John Mitchell Hallum, born June 8, 1960, passed peacefully on January 8, 2017 at home. He is survived by his husband of 27 years, Wilkes L. Kothmann and their beloved Schnauzer, Buddy, his loving parents, John C and Jeanette (Sherrin) Hallum, his brother, James Hallum and wife, Ranita, his sister, Judy Rice and husband, Charles Rice, Sr., his sister-in-law, Laura Kothmann Reed and husband,...
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Gene Bush Rich

June 22, 1919 - January 7, 2017

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

September 23, 1930 - January 6, 2017

Max Alva Daniel, Jr. (86) passed away peacefully on January 6, 2016. A funeral service in his honor will be held for family and friends at The Daniel Family Cemetery, located in the 6700 block of Airline Road in Dallas on Thursday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m.Max, a member of one of Dallas' earliest pioneer families which settled in University Park in 1849, was born September 23, 1930 in Dallas. He...
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Marianne SPIEGEL

February 24, 1922 - January 5, 2017

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

April 10, 1923 - January 4, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Maxine MUSGRAVE

April 10, 1923 - January 4, 2017

Maxine Rose Musgrave was born on April 10, 1923 in Bigelow, Missouri, but grew up in Southeastern Colorado. She married Albert, her high school sweetheart and put him through college to become a world renowned geophysicist with Mobil Oil. Maxine nurtured her four greatly anticipated children, Real, Rose, Ruth & Raye, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & many,...
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Arthur L. Sarris

May 7, 1929 - January 3, 2017

Arthur Louis Sarris, M.D. passed away on January 3, 2017. He died surrounded by his family in the arms of those who loved him. Born May 7, 1929 in Antigo, Wisconsin, he was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Louis Sarris, and his brother, Charles Sarris. Dr. Sarris graduated from Antigo High School in Antigo, Wisconsin. He then attended the University of Wisconsin, where he received his B...
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Catherine Melrose

July 5, 1921 - January 2, 2017

Catherine Yvonne Melrose, nee Tsorbadsi-Costi, passed gently January 2, 2017 and will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband James Carse Melrose in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas, on January 9, 2017. Beloved wife and mother, she leaves her daughter Constance Melrose to celebrate her remarkable life of 95 years. Catherine was the first woman Fulbright Scholar from Greece, met James...
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Janis Kaye Pruitt

March 23, 1953 - January 2, 2017

While surrounded by family, Jan Pruitt, 63, of Dallas, TX, ended her battle with cancer on Monday, January 2, 2017. Jan was born in Ennis, Texas, on March 23, 1953, to Denvil and Dorothy Tucker, and graduated from Ennis High School in 1969. There, she met her husband Charles W. Pruitt, whom she married in 1972. Together they raised four children before discovering her true calling. Encouraged...
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Barbara Jane Denenberg

November 12, 1932 - January 1, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Leon Williams

January 5, 1988 - January 1, 2017

Leon Williams, 27, of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully surrounded by family and close friends, Sunday January 1, 2017 at Baylor University Medical Center. He will always be remembered as a loving son, nephew, cousin and friend to all that knew and loved him.Leon was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 5, 1989 to Donald Dixon and Rita Williams. Even as a youth, Leon's presence was known to...
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Linda Louise Rutherford

September 1, 1938 - January 1, 2017

Linda Rutherford, of Cedar Hill, Texas, passed away on 1/1/2017 in Dallas, Texas. She will always be remembered as a Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and wonderful friend to all that knew and loved her.She was born on September 1, 1938 in Joplin, Missouri to Eddie and Leona Miller. In addition to a very special, loving Wife and Mother, Linda was a best friend to her Husband...
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Richard Alan Goellner

July 25, 1955 - December 31, 2016

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

March 9, 1927 - December 31, 2016

Dorothy Adams, 89, of Dallas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at a local Dallas hospital. She will always be remembered as a loving aunt, sister and friend to all that knew and loved her. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on March 9, 1927 to J. N. and Lura Quick Adams. She came to Dallas in 1957 to join the staff of First Baptist Church of Dallas. Later she became...
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Josephine Laurea Martin

December 20, 1926 - December 30, 2016

Josephine Laurea Martin, has gone to her Eternal Rest in the light of God. She was born in Kansas City, MO., to Pete and Mamie "Cirrincione" Laurea and moved to Dallas with her family in 1935. Jo was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas, CDA of the Americas, Court Mary Immaculate #1719 over 25 yrs., and a volunteer with Ladies of Charity over 10 yrs. Jo is preceded in death by her parents, her husband,...
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Thankamma John

December 29, 1936 - December 30, 2016

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

October 30, 1951 - December 30, 2016

Dale Gordon Darnell was born on October 30, 1951 to Glenn and Lola Darnell in New Orleans, Louisiana. Three minutes later his brother, Dave Ernest Darnell was born. That brought the family total to six, as Glenn and Lola already had two sons, Richard Glenn Darnell and Don Ross Darnell.Dale started grade school in Dallas, graduated from Westbury High school in Houston, attended Stephen F. Austin...
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Mable Grimes Bradley

January 4, 1935 - December 30, 2016

January 4, 1935 - December 30, 2016Mable Bradley passed away in Dallas, Texas after a lengthy battle with dementia. She was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1935, the only child of Edwin M. "Beatty" and Carrie Mae Gillespie Grimes. The family moved to Cleveland, Texas in 1938 and then to Eastland, Texas in 1944. Mable graduated from Eastland High School in 1953, where she was Football Sweetheart...
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Patricia C. Stephens

February 27, 1929 - December 29, 2016

Patricia Lane Chaney Stephens 1929 - 2016Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, Patricia Lane Chaney Stephens, age 87, peacefully passed away Thursday morning, December 29, 2016 at Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center. Born on February 27, 1929, she spent the majority of her childhood in Dallas, Texas. In 1947, she graduated from Highland Park High School. ...
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Barnett Maurice Goodstein

October 1, 1921 - December 29, 2016

Barnett (Barney) Goodstein, 95, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2016 after a brief illness and a life well lived. Preceding him in death was his wife of 63 years, Mira Brodsky Goodstein and his parents, Arthur Louis and Viola Esther Goodstein, of blessed memory, and his brother and his wife, Alvin (Sadie Rose) Goodstein. He is survived by his three daughters, Pamela (Jeffrey), Heather ...
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Eli Noah Caballero

December 28, 2016 - December 28, 2016

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