Dawn Elizabeth Barnes
October 27, 1952 – January 26, 2014
Dawn Elizabeth Barnes, age 61, of Garland, passed away Sunday, January 26 at Autumn Health Care in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
She was born on October 27, 1952 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late D.R. “Pat” and Bettie (Robinson) Barns.
Dawn was an athlete and enjoyed golf and martial arts, for which she won many trophies. Her main love was horses and taking dressage lessons. She was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and Ohio Northern School of Pharmacy. She was a pharmacist for more than 30 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, P.R. “Rick” Barnes.
She is survived by 4 cousins, Sondra (John) Hampton, Bradley Hampton, John Jr. Hampton, Sherry Wilson and many friends in Ohio and in Texas.
The family will observe a memorial service at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
To view this obituary or leave the family a private condolence visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dawn Elizabeth Barnes.
GHS teacher passes away
Posted January 12, 2014
Garland High School Assistant Band Director Matt Casstevens, 36, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5. He also served as director of the school’s symphonic band, concert band, and jazz band and assisted with the wind symphony and wind ensemble.
A GHS graduate, Casstevens attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana where he was drum major of the ‘Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band’ for two years.
Casstevens was a member Arapaho Road Baptist Church where he was conductor of the wind ensemble. He was married and had two children.
Grief counselors were made available GHS staff and students.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 10.
Sandra Ann Linduff
December 10, 1941 – November 8, 2013
Sandra Ann (Granny) Linduff, 71, of Honey Grove, Texas, passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Rockwall. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Honey Grove with the Rev. Terry Cunningham presiding. Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Breshears, Trey Hale, T.J. Linduff, Trent Linduff, Tyler Linduff, Craig Sams, Nathan Hale, Sean Boring and Matthew Hale. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Moreland, Don Morrison, Charles Neeley, Fred Fore, Paul Tolliver and Jack Patrick.
Family visitation is to be held Monday, November 11at the Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel in Honey Grove from 5 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sandra Ann Linduff was born in Sparks, Oklahoma December 10, 1941 to parents Clyde Alfred Fowler and Myrtha Geraldine (Spoonemoore) Fowler. She married Carl Edward Linduff July 2, 1960 in Rockwall. Sandra was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother sister and aunt.
Mrs. Linduff is survived by her husband Carl; son and daughter-in-law Tony and Tracy Linduff of Rockwall; daughter and son-in-law Cyndi and Jesse Boring of Garland; grandchildren Kristi, T.J. and Callie, Trent and Caitlin, Tyler and Adia, Sean, Craig and Jill; great grandchildren Tenley, Delaynie, Kyli, Keshawn, Elijah and Lilliana; sisters and brother-in-law Janice Fowler of Shawnee, OK and Susan Hale and husband Emmitt also of Shawnee, OK. She is further survived by nieces and nephews: Billy Green and wife Carol and sons Josh and Mitch; Tonya Hubosky and husband Mark and sons Brandon and Michael; Brad Breshears; Carah Shaulis; Josh Jarvis; Rod and Christa Neal; Donny and Desiree Jarvis.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Velma Lee Green and Sheri Nell Breshears; brother Clyde Alfred Fowler, Jr.; and niece Rhonda Green
For online condolences please go to www.coopersorrells.com
Joseph Fernand Leger
Sept. 25, 1933 – Oct. 20, 2013
Fernand was born in Sainte-Marie, New Brunswick Canada Sept. 25, 1933 to Felix Leger and Anita Lacroix (deceased). He passed away in Garland, Texas Oct. 20, 2013 at 5:25 a.m. after a long battle with the cruelest cancer leaving behind his beloved wife Marlene Cecilia Mendez. He also leaves behind his stepsons and stepdaughters along with their families: Guillermo, Patricia, Gustavo, Gabriel, Maria Gabriela and Miguel Angel as well as his step grandchildren: Javier, Carlos, Andrea and Damian. His surviving brothers and sisters along with their families are: Victor, Lucille, Donalda, Maurice, Leonard, Ronald and Louis-Philippe. Sister Huberte and brother Jacques-René preceded him in death.
Fernand had a prolific academic and professional life serving both as a missionary as well as a professor in Philosophy and Theology. He obtained his degree in Theology and was ordained as a Catholic Priest Sept. 26, 1959 in Bathurst, Canada. Soon after, he immigrated to Rome, Italy, where he lived from 1958 to 1961 and studied at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana of Rome and graduated with a degree in Gregorian Theology and a License in Philosophy Angelicum.
In 1961 he left Italy and settled in Venezuela where he lived until the year 2000. During those years he carried out his ecumenical activities serving as a professor in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Tachira. Between 1962 and 1965 he acted as the Spiritual Director of the Seminar of Merida. Between 1965 and 1966 he served as Prefect of the Major Seminar of Caracas and acted as its administrator. From 1967-1969 he was Rector of the Seminar in Maracaibo. From 1969-1973 he was professor of Philosophy at San Cristobal Seminar and received his title as a Philosopher from the University of Laval, in Quebec, Canada in 1974. From 1974-1976 he was appointed Rector of Seminario Mayor de Caracas, carrying on since then his lectures as a Philosophy professor. He became a President of the Latin-America Religious Society in 1988.
Later, Fernand met his wife and formally requested to be dispensed from priesthood service to the Vatican State. In the year 2000 Fernand and his family settled in The United States of America. He loved his family most dearly as well as his friends and neighbors and was always very supportive.
Throughout his life Fernand granted us with his gifted enthusiasm and superb optimism, showing countless examples of profound faith, humility, decency, great resilience, eloquence and immense generosity, but most of all, what he will be remembered for is his unconditional love, wisdom and joy, in particular during his last months of great tribulation.
He will be forever missed. He will always be the beloved husband, our beloved father and our mentor. Thank you to Fernand for sharing your life with us for the last 24 years. May God forever bless you.
Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Memorial Mass dedicated to Fernand will take place at the Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, Oct. 26 in the morning followed by the Cremation Ceremony. Visit Sparkman Funeral Home Web Site to access the guest book.
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Patrick Michael Swan
Nov. 28, 1957 - Sept. 17, 2013
Patrick Michael Swan was born on November 28, 1957, in Lansing, Michigan. He was sent to the angels on September 17, 2013, Patrick Michael Swan passed away peacefully, at his home in Garland, surrounded by his mother, Darlene Sundy; wife, Carrie Jo Cox; and cousin, Colleen Mothesell.
He is survived by his three loving children: Ryan Patrick Swan, 30, of Lansing, Michigan; Lindsay Swan, 24, of Dallas; and Ian Patrick Swan, 22, of Boston, Mass. He is survived by loving parents Gordon and Di Sundy of Buffalo, New York. He also leaves behind countless other loving family and friends.
Patrick will always be remembered for his free spirit, his zest for life, and his heart as big as the State of Texas. He had a smile that could light up a room, and laughter that was contagious. He had a personality that was loved by all and will be sorely missed. It was his wish that we celebrate his life, as he overcame many obstacles. We love you all Patrick, dad, son, and friend.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the American Cancer Society-Esophageal chapter, so that others may defeat this disease that is only beaten by three percent of those diagnosed. Patrick, you are forever in our hearts, from now, and throughout eternity.
Anyone wishing to share stories or memories or extend condolences to the family may do so by emailing Patrick's eldest son, Ryan Swan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teresa Lynn Smith-Guynes
June 21, 1957 – Sept. 21, 2013
Teresa Lynn Smith-Guynes, 56, of Garland passed away Sept. 21, 2013. She was born June 21, 1957. She was a devoted wife, sister, mother, and grand-mother.
Teresa is survived by her loving husband, Garry Guynes and her mother, Glennia Joyce Smith. She leaves behind a legacy of greatness in children and grandchildren…daughter: Jennifer Allen, her husband Michael Allen, and their daughters Scarlett Ripley Allen and Presley Faith Allen; son: Joseph Guynes, his wife Alesha Guynes, and their child Gabriel Nick Jordan.
Teresa is also survived by her loving brothers: Michael Smith, Glenn Smith and Richard Smith. She has a large family of nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her father Marvin Arnold Smith. There will be a private celebration of her life held for her at the family’s residence.
Thomas Robert McClellan
Sept. 23, 1941 – August 3, 2013
Thomas Robert McClellan, 71, of Garland TX, passed away August 3, 2013 after a brief hospital stay.
Tom was born at Fort Bragg, NC on September 23, 1941 to Epstein and Helen McClellan. His early years were spent in Scott County Indiana and, in the 1950s, the family moved to Padre Island in South Texas where Tom grew up. He graduated from Port Isabel High School in 1960. Tom received a BA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX in 1964. He was married to Carolyn Burton McClellan on September 4, 1981.
Tom was a passionate and dedicated teacher, working as an English professor at Lamar University, Texas A&M University, and Richland Community College. In addition, Tom was an admired writer, having published essays in D Magazine, the Texas Observer, and Texas Folklore Society annuals. His poems appeared in Christian Century and Saint Luke’s Journal of Theology. In 1987 he received an award for his 1986 D Magazine article: "The Soul and The System" and in February of 2012 he was invited to read from his book "Reflections From Mirror City" at Dallas' esteemed Writer's Garret.
He is survived by his cherished wife of more than 30 years, Carolyn Burton-McClellan; daughter, Bonnie McClellan-Broussard and husband Matthew Broussard; son, Kenneth Burton and wife Gina Burton; daughter Rhonda Anderson and husband Wayne Anderson; along with eight grandchildren: William, Casey, Robin Kay, Rachel, Bronwyn, David, Karen, Rachael; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Epstein and mother Helen; granddaughter Katherine Jeanne Glynn; beloved eldest daughter Robin Jeanne Glynn; and mother-in-law Ann Stewart.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Sunday,
August 11 at 11
Carolyn Sue Thompson
Feb. 14, 1947 – July 25, 2013
Services for Carolyn Sue Thompson will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 at Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel with Kevin Walton officiating. Interment will follow in Nelson Grove Cemetery. Paul Thompson, Jr., James L. Thompson, Austin May, Darren Robinson, Johnny Robinson and Ron Pelligrini will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Carolyn passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Garland at the age of sixty-six.
Carolyn was born in Vincennes, Indiana
Survivors of Carolyn Sue Thompson include her husband, Paul Thompson, Sr. of Garland; daughter, Paula May and husband, Larry of Arlington; son, Paul Thompson, Jr. and wife, Becky of Rowlett; grandchildren, Ashley May, Austin May, Keeley Thompson and Jayden Thompson; brothers, Delbert L. Collins, Jr. of Lawrenceville, IL and Ray Lemon of Jacksonville, FL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert L. Collins, Sr. and Anita Howder; sister, Rosella Robinson and brother, William F. Collins.
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhome.com.
August 15, 1955 – July 9, 2013
Gilda Verline (Stiffler) Roberts passed away July 9, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Gilda was born August 15, 1955 in Garland to J.D. and Patricia Verline (Browning) Stiffler. Gilda loved to spend time with family and loved to care for animals, going above and beyond taking care of any animal to nurse them back to health. The most important events for Gilda were having children, the birth of her grandchildren and being married to James for over 30 years. Gilda was a wonderful wife, mother and the best mawmaw to her grandchildren. She was compassionate, funny, loving, kind and tender. She and her husband were members at Southside Assembly of God in Garland.
Gilda is survived by: husband James Roberts Sr.; mother Patricia Stiffler; sons Brad Bacon (Lori), James Roberts Jr.; daughter Lucretia Verline Littrell (Phillip); grandchildren Trevor Bacon, Kara Bacon, Brennan Bacon, Zoe Verline Fulgham, Taylor Fulgham, Ethan Milatz, Jameson Leon Roberts, Jordan Littrell, Bella Littrell; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father J.D. Stiffler; sister-in-law Linda Stiffler; brother-in-law Jerry Martin.
A celebration of Gilda’s life will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at Southside Assembly of God 1648 Axe Drive in Garland.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Humane Society.
Feb. 2, 1985 – June 29, 2013
A Celebration of Life for Brody Hopson, 28, of Athens is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 5 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel in Athens.
Brody died Saturday, June 29.
He was born
He was preceded in death by his brother Taylor Gage Hopson, USMC; grandmother Helen Grider Gage; great grandparents G. C. and Mary Ted Pool; mother-in-law Iris Faye Lane; cousins Benjamin and Joseph Bacon.
Survivors include the love of his life Christine Lane, Athens; children Bradley, Ollie and Josephine; mother Alicia Knauf and husband Jon, Garland; father Steven Hopson and wife Angela, Sanger; brothers Jon Conner, Garland, Trent Hopson and Dakota Hopson; sister Kimberlin Hopson, all of Sanger; grandparents Dolores and Bob Herrington, Athens, Bill and C. J. Hopson, Lyons; grandmother Sandy Knauf, Garland; father-in-law Leon Lane, Log Cabin; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Armstrong, Nick Monmouth, Brian Hamilton, Joshua Price, Jon Conner, Cory Bacon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brody’s wife and children at 7010 Hwy. 19S, Athens, Texas 75751.
You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com .
Adeline Anne Gatewood Meazle
Dec. 21, 1935 – May 13, 2013
Adeline Anne Gatewood Meazle, 77, of Conway, Arkansas died May 13, 2013. Anne was a retired longtime elementary, kindergarten, and gifted, talented educator across many schools in Garland, Lubbock, and Houston, Texas, Little Rock, Lavaca, County Line, Quitman, and Sherwood, Arkansas, and Wainwright, Alaska.
She was born Dec. 21, 1935 in Dallas, Texas to parents Evelyn Mullaney and James Raleigh Gatewood. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband James Leonard Meazle, Sr. She is survived by one brother, Jim Gatewood of Garland; two sisters, Mary Gatewood Nichols of Austin, Texas and Virginia Gatewood Clower of Heath, Texas; three sons, James Meazle of Culpepper, Arkansas, John Meazle of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Joseph Meazle of Conway, Arkansas; as well as two granddaughters, three grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.
Anne was a 1954 graduate of Garland High School, attended William Woods College, Southern Methodist University, and University of Wyoming; holds a BS in Education from the University of North Texas, and a MS in Education from University of Central Arkansas. She was an alumna of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at SMU.
Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Conway, AR with interment at the columbarium in the church's garden. The body will be cremated.
Flowers may be
Arrangements are by Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, Conway, Arkansas.
Robert Keith Washburn
Robert Keith Washburn, 65, of Calvert, Texas, passed away Friday May 3,
2013 in Calvert. He was born Dec. 14, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Robert
Pierce Washburn and Avis Rhea (Conine) Washburn. Keith attended Garland
High School in Garland, Texas and Texas Tech University in Lubbock,
where he was a member of the marching band and Kappa Kappa Psi. He
served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S Harold E. Holt during the
He married Olivia Cribbs Smith, June 20, 1975 in Wildorado, Texas. Keith
was a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter. His career in the
insurance industry included ownership of the Washburn Insurance Agency
in Levelland, Texas. After leaving Levelland, he served as a marketing
representative for several Texas insurance companies. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church in Calvert, Texas where he served as deacon,
sang in the choir, and led a men‘s Bible study group.
Joe “Bear” Bates
March 19, 1936 – March 9, 2013
Joe “Bear” Bates of Mesquite passed away Saturday March 9, 2013. His wife of 34 years, Vickie Bates, was by his side. He was born to the late Bertha Ella Griffin in McKinney on March 19 1936.
Bear was a dedicated volunteer to youth sports programs, Garland Pee Wee
Football, North Garland Little League Baseball and several others. He
was a coach to many
Service will be held March 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mesquite Funeral Home, 721 Gross Road, Suite C, Mesquite, Texas 75149.
August 23, 1976 –
Andrew Casso of McKinney passed away Feb.3 at the age of 36. He was born August 23, 1976 to Andres and Nydia (Cantu) Casso in McKinney. Andrew graduated from McKinney High School and was a collegiate athlete at Texas A&M Commerce. He married Amanda (Gilmer) Casso July 1, 2005 in Greenville.
Andrew coached football and track and taught health and physical education at Sam Houston Middle School in Garland. His greatest passion was his children, followed by his love for his wife and family. He was an avid sports fan and he especially loved football. Andrew was dearly loved by his wife and children as well as the children he taught in school.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Casso; children, Lauren Casso, Andrew Casso, Aaron Casso all of Princeton; brother, David Hernandez and wife LeAnn of Anna; sister, Andrea Rodriguez and husband Jamie of McKinney; brother, Adam Casso and wife Katy of McKinney; 14 nieces and nephews and many other loving family members and friends.
Andrew was preceded in death by his parents, Andres and Nydia Casso.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.