Norelei Ruth Jones became one of Christ’s angels at 9:06 a.m., February 25, 2014. She was born in Baltimore, MD on July 15, 1945 to Charles and Dorothy Norman. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Tirelessly battling cancer for 14 years. She graduated Forest Park HS and attended Towson State College. A Memorial will be held at First United Methodist Church, 800 S. 9th St., Midlothian, TX. Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. She is survived by, Robert Jones, husband of 49 years, children, daughter, Robin Mayer and son, Robert Jones, II and grandchildren, Breanna, Dustin, Lauren and Grant.
Roger Glenn Hilburn was born June 16, 1957 in Monroe, Louisiana to L.E. and Bonnie Hilburn. He passed away February 25, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, L.E. and Bonnie, and father-in-law John C. Herron Jr. He is survived by wife, Jane Herron Hilburn, Children Brent Hilburn and wife Jamie and Seth Hilburn; grandchildren Christian, Logan and Brady Prewitt; brothers David and wife Stephanie Hilburn, and Donald Hilburn, and best friends Fred Shields and Tony Mobly. Roger met the love of his life in homeroom class at West Monroe High School in the fall of 1972. Roger married Jane July 22,1978. He had a distinguished career with the federal government of 30 years, last working as a regional director of the Employee Benefits Securities Association for the Department of Labor. He received the Elliot Daniel Award in 2008. Roger was an avid redfish and white perch fisherman. His greatest passion came while he was in the kitchen preparing meals for friends and family. Roger enjoyed sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, LSU Tigers and the Texas Rangers. He will be remembered as a great husband, father, co-worker, and coach of many sports teams. His greatest loves in life were his family, friends, and his Lord and Savior. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1 p. m. at Ovilla United Methodist Church with Pastor Joel Robbins officiating. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Ovilla United Methodist Church or the Colon Cancer Alliance.
William “Larry” Berry was born March 25, 1946 in Dadeville, Alabama to Dowdell and Orene Berry. He passed away on February 17, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Larry and family relocated in Texas in 1974 and have been residents of Midlothian since 1983. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Dowdell and Orene and a brother, Donald Berry. Larry is survived by his wife, Helen M. “Judy” Berry, children, Cathy Howell and husband, Vince of Maypearl, TX and Jenny Melton and husband, Alun of Liberal, Kansas, brothers, Marshall Berry and wife, Sharon of Trussville, Alabama and Paul Berry of Reno, TX, grandchildren, Colton and Kanin Howell and Isabella, Lucas, and Lacey Melton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home and graveside services will be at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 at DFW National Cemetery.
Saint Valentine's Day. A day associated with roses and chocolates and other expressions of Love.
It was on this day that The Lord chose to call home his servant, Doris Beaton, to share in the eternal love He offers to believers.
She was born on the first day of August 1920 in Palacios, Texas. Her father worked for Texas Gulf Sulfur company, so she grew up in the company towns of Gulf and later Newgulf, Texas.
After graduating from Boling HIgh School, she moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she lived with her grandmother while attending Beauty School. During that time she met Max Beaton, an Army sargeant stationed at Fort Sill. It was a blind date - they fell in love and were married at the USO Club in Oklahoma City on April 30, 1943. She moved to Big Sandy, Tennessee and lived with Max's parents while he was serving in Europe during World War II.
Upon Max's return from the War, he established a retail business and Doris operated Doris' Beauty Shop. They had one son, Michael. She operated her business until finally retiring in 1996. In the time she lived in Big Sandy she became friends with many people in town. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was a life-long Christian and member of Big Sandy First United Methodist Church, and served as Sunday School Superintendent.
After retiring in 1996 she returned to her native Texas, living independently in Bay City for 8 years. She later lived in the Cedar Hill area near her son and his family. She is survived by son Michael and wife Robin, grandchildren Scott, Stephanie and Courtney, and greatgrandson Sam. Funeral will be held at Cedar HIll First United Methodist Church on Thursday February 20, 2014, visitation 6:30pm to 7:00 pm with services beginning at 7, followed with interment at McRae's Chapel Cemetery in Big Sandy, Tennessee on Saturday at 1 pm under the direction of Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home.
Deborah Joann Dunlap was born March 17, 1958 in Ada, Oklahoma, daughter to Billy Loyd and Josie Lee Hanks. She passed away in Dallas, Texas on February 12, 2014 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 55. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Dewayne Hanks of Alvarado, Texas. Deborah worked as an office manager for many years. She loved to spend time watching movies, swimming and camping with family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Freddie Earl Owensby passed away from this earth early on February 5, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born on July 21, 1942 to Robert and Julia Owensby in Fort Worth. Freddie attended Diamond Hill High School where he met the love of his life, Caroline Faye Everett, when they married on July 1, 1961, Caroline was 17 and Freddie was 18. They adopted their daughter, Cindy Renee’ on January 4, 1968. Caroline, 52, passed away on April 5, 2007. Freddie went into the Army in 1962 and was stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Freddie started to work at TXI Cement Plant on June 24, 1963, he was a kilnburner on “A” crew and later became a Process Control Technician until he retired in 2007. He was a member of Midlothian Masonic Lodge #584 and Dallas Scottish Rite
Freddie is survived by his daughter: Cindy Adkins and husband Scott, Granddaughter: Lauren Johnson and husband Dylan; great-granddaughter: Coraline Rose Johnson; brother: Robert Owensby and wife Connie; sister: Carol Owensby and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation 4-6 Saturday at Midlothian Funeral Home. Services 3 pm Sunday at Midlothian Funeral Home with a Masonic burial at Midlothian Cemetery.
Brian Jr. (BJ) was born on Wednesday, December 23, 1992 in Meridian, Mississippi to proud parents, Brian Sr. and Danyelle Dikes. He left us suddenly and unexpectedly on February 2, 2014 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was involved in a tragic one car accident in Mansfield, Texas. BJ was a full time student at Navarro Community College in Midlothian working on a Business Degree for his future plans. He was a proud member and graduate of the Class of 2011 at Midlothian High School and had worked part time at Saltgrass Steak House in Cedar Hill. He is survived by his parents, Brian and Danyelle Dikes, Sr, brother, Brandon Dikes, grandmothers, Toni Lamb and Dorothy Rolison, and cousins, Jason and Felicia Renner and Drew and Kelly Renner. He is, and will continue to be. Greatly and forever missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 and services will be following at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Midlothian.. Burial will be in Melvin, Alabama.
A graduate of Kimball High School, Pam's first love, cheerleading brought her much happiness.
Motherhood was her ultimate joy and she is survived by her children, Joshua Michael Kirby, Katelynn Elizabeth Kirby Blasavage and her son in law Ryan Blasavage, Samuel David Kirby and Noah Andrew Kirby.
Her marriage to Richard Elton Stephens added two beautiful daughters to her family, Nikole Marie Stephens and sweet Ashtyn Elise Stephens. Nikole Stephens and David Lynch added Pam's first grandchild to the family, a beautiful grandson William Luke Lynch. He was the light of Pam's eyes, they had a special bond that goes way beyond words.
Pam was especially close with her nieces and nephews, Madison Moore Kelly and her husband Bryan Kelly, Berkley Moore, Kyle and Kelsey Frette, Loren Frette Webb and her husband Stephen Webb along with their daughter Summer Webb, Brent Frette and his wife Courtney Frette, and the newest member to the family, Caden Frette. Pam walked with faith and devotion to her Creator and the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Always an example to others with wit, kindness and gentle words.
An inspiration to countless people, Pam fought cancer for over 7 years. Selfless, humble and hardly a complaint, she sang, laughed and lived as though she hadn't a care.
Pam was incredible. Many, many friends called her their "best" because she made everyone feel so
A little less shiny, a little more quiet, she has left this place for her promised reward. She leaves behind a grieving husband in Richard who remained by her side until the very end. Suffering no more we will all miss Pam because she stained so many hearts. Farewell sweet Pam, we will see you again our sweet Angel.
Visitation will be at Midlothian Funeral Home Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6-8pm. Services will be held at Windsor Park Baptist Church in Desoto, Texas, February 8, 2014 at 12pm.
Weldon Howard Fox went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2014.
Weldon was born in Dallas, TX on December 22,1922. He served
for many years as a Deacon at First Baptist Church where he met
his loving wife, Betty Snodgrass Fox. They got married on July 9,
1944 shortly after he entered the Army Air Corp. during World War
II. Both Weldon and Betty were active at First Baptist Church Dallas
for many years. He served the Lord in Training Union, Royal
Ambassadors, Chapel Choir Sponsor and Prison Ministry.
After serving in the Army Air Force, Weldon began his career in the
banking business working for several savings and loans and title
companies. On February 19, 1950 they had their first daughter,
Jalayne Fox Salzman. Four years later, on January 11, 1954 they
welcomed Melanie Fox Gulley (Melanie preceded her daddy and is
now with him and our Savior rejoicing).
Poppy as he was affectionately called, loved his Lord, adored his
family and dedicated his life to furthering God’s Kingdom. He was
blessed with 5 grandchildren: Heather Ashley Privitt Finch, Jasilyn
Schaefer, Tony Privitt, Hayley Zacha and Jared Salzman. His
legacy continues with 6 great-grandchildren: James, Mason, Jaden,
Jaxon, Noah and Gavin. Weldon was preceded in death by his
parents and sister.
Heaven is a sweeter place because of Weldon’s presence. Only
time will tell the numerous lives that he touched by his devotion and
love for the Lord. Although grieved by our loss, we are rejoicing that
we will be together again for eternity!
There will be a viewing Wed. Feb. 5th from 6-7p.m. at Midlothian Funeral Home, 200 Ave. E in Midlothian, TX. There will be a graveside service prior to the memorial service at 10:15 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 6th at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy. The Celebration of Poppy Fox’s life will be Thurs. Feb. 6th at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist in downtown Dallas. Dr. Jeffress, the pastor, will officiate as we all remember the years Poppy Fox served First Baptist and the Prison Ministry. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in honor of Weldon to go to the Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron Dr., Dallas 75227.
Evelyn Virginia Parks Weaver was born November 29, 1927 to Walter H. and Hattie Lou Fallis Park in Hamlin, Texas. She passed away in Waxahachie on January 28, 2014.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 44 years, Jesse Weaver; son, Gerald Dean Weaver; sisters: Elaine Tarin, Barbara Ralston, Thelma Brandon, Martha Ivy and great-great grandchild Rocky Ray Mier.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryll Weaver, son Terry Weaver and wife Linda, Grandchildren: Erik Poovey and wife Pam, Vanessa Henry and husband William, Catherine Weaver, Ross Weaver and wife Heather and Jessica Vasquez; nine great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends.
Virginia was the church secretary of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Cleburne for nine years and a member of First United Methodist Church of Midlothian.
Visitation will be 6-8 Friday with services 1 pm Saturday at Midlothian Funeral Home.
Lavern Kay Fox passed away on January 22, 2014. She was born on January 22, 1955 to Leroy and Aileen Fox in Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be 3-5 on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home and services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Midlothian Cemetery.
Willie Modisette was born December 2, 1937 in Panola, Oklahoma to Frank and Dovie Modisette. He was called to Heaven on January 15, 2014. Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dovie Modisette and his brother, Charles Modisette. He worked as a machinist for several companies ending with Air Parts Manufacturing for the last 16 years of his career. He enjoyed hunting, bowling and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. He was a member of the Army National Guard. Willie is survived by his son, David Rick Modisette and wife, Tina of Gilbert, Arizona, grandchildren, David Rick Modisette, Jr., Desiree Monsivaniz and Chawn Modisette, great-grandchildren, Ryan, Faith, Ethan and Xandor, 3 brothers, Bill Modisette, Dwayne Modisette and Fred Modisette and wife, Wanda, 4 sisters, Lesa McMillan and husband, John, Sherry Johnston and husband, Randall, Kay Garcia and Pamela Hunt and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He had that “Modisette” wit, and always had a clever comeback to your questions. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2014 with services following at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Apostolic Church, 332 Texas St., Cedar Hill, Texas. Burial will follow at Venus Cemetery.
Iva Jean Clark Hayes, life-long resident of Midlothian entered Heaven on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Iva Jean was born on October 10, 1934 to Hubert and Jimmie Clark in Cedar Hill, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert as wellas her parents. Iva Jean worked for Lawson Bros. and Clark Implement Co. as a bookkeeper. After her working years, she enjoyed being a homemaker and a grandmother. Her family settled in Midlothian in the 1800’s. Iva Jean was known as a cornerstone of the community. She was an active member of her church. He love for her family was the most important aspect of her being. The family vacations to Red River, New Mexico were her highlights with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She hardly missed any sporting events, taking homemade food for the team and family! Mom and Dad were examples of a Godly husband and wife team, who were life-long sweethearts. They passed their love history to their family. She is survived by her children, Gilba Hollabaugh and husband, William of Midlothian, Dana Huber and husband, Hugh of Waxahachie and Ronda Griffin and significant other, Jerry McCurry of Ft. Worth, grandchildren, Jill and Matt Broughton of Houston, Jana Hollabaugh and A.J. Escamilla of Maypearl, Ashley Huber of Waxahachie, Kevin and Alex Griffin of Maypearl, Kristin, Kasey, and Miranda Griffin of Midlothian, 10 great-grandchildren, and her brother, John Charles Clark.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5-7 p.m. at Midlothian Funeral Home. Services will be on Sunday, January, 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the Main Sanctuary. Burial will follow at Midlothian Cemetery.
Thelma (McCarty) Stewart, age 85, peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014, after a long struggle with dementia. Thelma was born on August 18, 1928 to James and Eula McCarty in Houston, Texas. On December 28, 1950, Thelma married the love of her life, Neely Reginald Stewart. Although she only worked outside the home for brief periods of time, she had plenty of things to keep her busy. She loved working in the yard, cooking, sewing and cleaning. They had three children which were Thelma’s life. Thelma is survived by her children; Kathy Downs and husband, Rickey, Reggie Stewart and wife, Teri and Tommy Stewart and wife, Donna, grandchildren, Rickey Downs, Jr., Cheryl (Downs) Garcia, David Downs, Amber (Stewart) Huckabee, Robin (Stewart) Cain, Teffennee Harrison, Parker Harrison, Thomas (TJ) Stewart and Scott Stewart, 17 great-grandchildren, siblings, Jean Parker and husband, Keith, Ray McCarty and wife, Roxie as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Reginald Stewart, parents, James and Eula McCarty, brothers, Walter, Jessie and Wilburn McCarty and sisters, Helen and Patsy McCarty.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 and services to honor her life are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.
David Eugene Carfrey, I was born October 14, 1945 to the family of Charles Rex and Martha Mae Carfrey in Athens, Ohio and was called to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the age of 68. David was raised by Charles Rex and Mary Louise Carfrey in Arizona. He graduated from Prescott High School in Prescott, Arizona in 1963. He loved music and enjoyed trips with his family as a child. David has been a music director and Pastor in California, Kentucky, Virginia and Texas. God called him to the ministry at the age of 18, and was licensed into the ministry by his dad, also a pastor, at Hillcrest Baptist Church on September 5, 1965 in Prescott, Arizona. He was ordained by West Main Baptist Church in Alice, Texas on June 4, 1989. He became Chaplain at the Sanders Estes Unit in Venus, Texas in 1999 where he continued his service to the Lord until his passing on January 11, 2014. He was a shepherd over his flock for those who knew him. Chaplain/Pastor Carfrey will be missed but we look forward to joining him in heaven. David is survived by his wife, Georgia Carfrey, children, David E. and Dawn Carfrey, II, Rose Marie Carfrey and Anna Marie and Rudy Garza, grandchildren, David E. Carfrey III and Stacey Squire, Leroy K and Chelsea Carfrey, Charles Daniel Carfrey and Sarah Ross, Nicholas Garza and Davana Marie Carfrey, great-grandchildren, Braden Carfrey Squire and Corbin Gague Carfrey, siblings, Danie Rex and Shirley Carfrey, Charles Lawrence and Gloria Carfrey, Bill and Marian Huffman, Joe and Cheryl Huffman and Martha and Kevin Wall and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces , nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home and services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Midlothian Bible Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
James “JW” Brooks, Jr. was born September 21, 1935 and passed away on January 11, 2014. After serving in the Air Force, he joined the Dallas Police Department where he served for 29 years. He also pastored several churches as a Baptist minister. Through the years he also served his community as a foster parent, coach and Cub and Boy Scout leader. In his golden years, he enjoyed serving hot dogs and popcorn at church carnivals and telling outrageous stories to his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Myra; sisters, Elaine Fuller and Sunny Feldpausch; 4 children, Larry Brooks, Randy Brooks, Chris and Brooke Brooks and Jennifer and Jason Mays, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one uncle, two aunts and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Midlothian Funeral Home and services will be Thursday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Midlothian Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Midlothian Cemetery.
Janice Cawthon Flynn, 75, passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at her home in Midlothian, Texas. Janice was born January 3, 1939 in Dallas to Barney and Ruby Cawthon of Oak Cliff and was a gifted dancer and vocalist, blossoming on stage at the early age of 6 as a member of the Harmony Sisters, with younger sister, Annette, eventually performing on various radio and television shows in the late 40’s and 50’s. She was a 1957 graduate of Sunset High School where she was a proud member of the Bisonettes Drill Team. She went on to become a successful Real Estate Broker, investor and business owner at Janice Flynn Realtors in Midlothian. She enjoyed her family, books, sports, Elvis and fiery conversation. Janice is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Patrick; their two sons, Christopher Flynn of North Richland Hills, TX and Mike Flynn of Midlothian; sisters, Annette Cawthon Brashears, husband, William, Debbie Cawthon Brooks, husband, Jerry, grandsons, Kyle, Alec and Shawn Flynn and daughter-in-law, Martha Flynn. Janice also has numerous nephews, nieces and their children whom she cherished like her own. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital/www.St. Jude.org.
Visitation will be 3-3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2014 with services following at 3:30 p.m. at Midlothian Funeral Home.