Pending service for Rose Mary Baker Killian.
Dawson Hunter Howard, 16, died on November 29, 2022 in Nocona, TX. He was born on November 6, 2006 in Nocona, TX to David & Jennifer Gaston Howard. Dawson was a tremendous help to his family’s farm, cattle ranch, dirt business and oil lease operation. He was an avid lover of nature and all kinds of animals and an absolute joy to be around. He was also soon to be a black belt at Christian Martial Arts in Gainesville, TX. He was a member of the River of Life Church. He is survived by his parents, David & Jennifer Howard of Nocona, TX, sisters, Sarah Long & husband Daniel of Wichita Falls, TX, Josey Martin & husband Jason of Duncan, OK, Stevie Howard of Terral, OK, Harris Howard of Nocona, TX, brothers, Douglas Howard of Uganda, Africa, and Davis J. Howard of Nocona, TX, grandfather, JM Gaston of Saint Jo, TX as well as a host of aunts, uncles and beloved cousins. There will be a visitation on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 from 3 – 4 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Mayfield Cemetery at 2 P.M., 5105 FM 2953, St Jo TX 76265. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Caring Way Ministries c/o Cathrine Meador, 210 Jay Gaston Rd St Jo TX 76265 or call (940) 210 9970.
JoAnn Chilcoat Booher, age 89, passed away peacefully on 11/27/2022. She was born in Mexia, Texas on 1/22/33 to Marion and Wanda Chilcoat. She married Earl Charles Booher on 3/1/1958 and they had six children. The family moved to Henrietta, Texas in the summer of 1979 and made this their permanent home. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Earl, and two children, daughter, Sharon (Susie) Yvonne Booher and son, Erik Lance Booher. She was also preceded in death by brother, Billy (Rusty) Chilcoat, Larry Chilcoat, and sister, Merry Alice Hatcher. She is survived by four sisters, Wanda (Tutts) Harrison, Jean Shears, Janice Uselton, and Patsy Davis. Her daughters, Deborah Booher, Charlotte Kaspari, and sons, Karl Booher, Kurt and wife, Kim Booher. Also left behind are eight grandchildren, Kara, Julia, Vance, Lauren, Peter, Lindsey, Kolten, and Kambridge as well as, seven great-grandchildren Sebastian, Jaxson, Laikyn, Grant, Kennedy, Leevke, and Kason. There will be a funeral service on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 2 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona, TX officiated by Minister Doug Gaskey. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to her home church, Grace Temple Baptist Church in Henrietta, Texas.
Patricia “Pat” Gail Keck, 77, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones on November 13, 2022. Pat was born in Bowie, Tx to Sam and Jimmie Brashear on June 18, 1945. She married the love of her life, David Keck, on June 26, 1964 in Nocona, Tx.
Besides her family, Pat’s next greatest passion was Nocona ISD where she served on the Board of Trustees for an astounding twenty years. She could always be seen at Nocona school events from band competitions to athletic contests and from One Act Plays to FFA shows. If Nocona students were involved then there was a good possibility Pat was there to support the orange and black.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 56 years, David. Also, one sister, Carol McDonald. Pat is survived by three sons: Kyle and Leslie of Nocona, Wesley and Tiffaney of Decatur, and Brad and Missy of Ryan, Ok. One sister, Karen Payne of Cleburne and one brother, Garry “Butch” Brashear of Sunset. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren along with many nephews, nieces, cousins and sister-in-laws. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 6 – 7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 2 P.M. at the Church of Christ in Nocona, TX with Minister Austin Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Keck, Trysten Vakoc, Kaden Keck, Jettsen Keck, Corbin Gantt, Dereck Bonilla, John Bowser, Ti Caughman, Tyler Richards, Korbin Storrs. Memorials may be made to the Nocona Athletic Booster Club.
Carolyn Guilliams, 84, died on November 14, 2022 in Wichita Falls. She was born on January 29, 1938 in Montague, TX to Robert & Juanita Cox Ryan. Carolyn graduated from Nocona High School and attended Midwestern University. Carolyn was a member of the Montague Methodist Church but attended many churches in Montague County. She was a true matriarch always loving and taking care of her family. She was a partner in Security Title Company in Montague, later purchasing Montague County Abstract Company. Carolyn loved her family, especially during the holidays when 100 loved ones were expected and enjoyed any time spent with them. She is survived by her children, David & wife Pam Guilliams of Nocona, TX, Shelley Guilliams of Montague, TX, Terry & Brenda Guilliams of Nocona, TX, Jimmi & Alan Barclay of Alvord, TX, Lucia & James Willard of Montague, TX, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren and her special friend Paul Wells. There will be a visitation Thursday, November 17, from 6 – 7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 10 A.M. at Montague County Cowboy Church officiated by Rex Hamilton. Interment will follow in Montague Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Lee Guilliams, B.J. Guilliams, Scott Guilliams, Nathen Laughlin, Hunter Willard, and Rene Davis. Honorary Pallbearers are Wes McNorton, Josh Gilmore, and Slim Laughlin. Memorial donations may be made to the Montague Cemetery Assn.
Morgan Fenoglio, 27 of Nocona, Texas passed October 21, 2022 at home with her family and many friends. After a lifelong fight from congenital heart disease and DiGeorge syndrome. True to her fighting determination, Morgan gave us 26 more years than we were ever promised.
She is already terribly missed by surviving members of her family including her mother Michelle Fenoglio-Toerck, “Daddy’s” Jayson Toerck and Jon Prestwood, Her brother Caiden Fenoglio, wife Calley, nephew Holden, grandparents Robert and Patty Fenoglio, Uncle Bobby Fenoglio, wife Tammy, Uncle James Fenoglio, wife Mitzi and many great aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was welcomed into Heaven by her great grandparents and relatives who preceded her.
Morgan was born with a rare syndrome and extremely complicated heart defect. Upon her diagnosis as an infant, it was thought to be inoperable. Because of the prayers of many she was accepted for an experimental heart surgery at UCSF in 1995. She defied all odds and pioneered with Surgeon Dr. Frank Hanley a surgery that would save hundreds of babies in the future. She was a lifetime case study of children born with the same defect.
Morgan’s family would like to acknowledge two very special nurses who provided care and love in their home for many years Debbie Maas of Saint Jo and Cheryl Locke of Nocona, Nocona General Hospital, Doctors Leonard and Chance Dingler, Angels of Care Home Health, all of our community and anyone who has ever prayed for Morgan. A wake will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 at 6 P.M. at The Veranda Inn. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 at 10 A.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Montague Catholic Cemetery.
Any memorials made for Morgan can be made to any Nocona organization of your choice.
Ina Mae Love was born to Oscar and Maxine Martin on August 31, 1939. Ina went to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior on October 20, 2022, at Nocona Grace Care Center of Nocona, aged 83. She is survived by her daughter Leslieann Griffin, son Jonathan Love, nieces Beth West, Deana Stewart, Sonya Echols-Toussel, Rayna Counts, brother James Martin, and his children. She is also survived by 4 granddaughters and numerous great-nieces and cousins.
Ina loved her church and teaching vacation bible school and Sunday school for many years at Bethel Baptist Church, Nocona, Texas. Her legacy will live on in the many children she taught. She made the best banana pudding in the world and had a green thumb that could grow any plant or flower. She loved the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys no matter if they were winning or losing. She was a wonderful mother, loving grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister Nina Koehler, her husband Duane Love, her baby sister Jerri Ann, and many cousins.
Visitation will be held at Jerry Woods Funeral home on Monday, October 24 from 6 -7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel and a graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 1 P.M. at Nocona Cemetery.
James Monroe Elliott was born on December 26, 1941 in Nocona, TX to Clarence Elliott and Velma Elliott Teichman. James went to rest in eternal rest and peace in the arms of his Heavenly Father and Savior on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 in Nocona, TX at the age of 80 years old. James was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a charter member of Bethel Baptist Church. James is survived by his wife, Rhonda of 37 years, daughters, Vylinda Berta and Oneita Poor both of Odessa, TX, sons, Jeremy and Clarence Elliott both of Nocona, TX, sister, Patricia Zingale and husband, Vince of North Royalton, OH and brother Michael Elliott of Odessa. James is survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 ½ great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. James was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Vlema, step-father, Lawrence (Bud) Teichman, son, James Edward Elliott and sister-in-law, Nelda Elliott. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Grace Care Center and their staff, and to Hospice of Wichita Falls for their loving care. Rhonda would also like to express her gratitude and thanks to Bethel Baptist Church and to Bowie Chapter #16 and St. Jo #17 Order of the Eastern Star for their prayer and food. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 13, at Bethel Baptist Church, Nocona, TX visitation will start at 1 P.M. and service at 2 P.M. both at Bethel Baptist Church.
Geraldine Kay “Jeri” Langford was born August 8, 1952 in Chehalis, Washington to Robert and Jean Smart. Jeri and Leonard Langford were united in marriage February 8, 1983. Jeri worked several different jobs including Nocona Boot Factory, and as a cook at Terral and Goldburg Schools. Jeri and Leonard lived most of their days in Terral, Oklahoma. They enjoyed many outings together, including daily trips to get Jeri’s beloved Rt 44 Coca Cola from Sonic. Jeri loved and cherished her children and grandchildren always making each one feel special. Jeri enjoyed baking cakes and cooking for her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her smile and mischief. Jeri was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, her parents Robert and Jean, sister Connie Melton, brother Bobby Lee Smart, and stepdaughter Andrea Pollan. She is survived by her side-kick Little Ann, her daughters, Tandy Williams (husband Billy Ray), Shana Reed, step-son Randy Langford (wife Angelia). Grandchildren, Joseph Pollan (wife Whitney), Rachel Sain (husband Brandon), Zachary Langford (wife Amy), Coby Langford, Kelsey Reed, Raylen Williams and Julia Williams. Great Grandchildren, Noah Pollan, Preslee Pollan, Jolee Pollan, Ronald Dean Sain, Serenity Sain, and Isabella Sain. 1 Brother Billy Smart (wife Jo), and 1 sister-in-law Sue Smith. There will be a visitation from 6 – 7 P.M. on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona, TX. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10 A.M. at Ryan Cemetery, Ryan, OK. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Annie Mae Houpt, 91, passed away on September 14, 2022, in McKinney, TX. She was born September 7, 1931 to Calvin and Irene Tettleton in Spanish Fort, TX. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne DuPriest and husband Mark Hollis of McKinney, grandchildren: Kristin Pierce and husband Jacob of Melissa, Lauren Blagec and husband Scott of Princeton and great-grandchildren: Camden and Caris Pierce and Addison and Emmerson Blagec. Annie Mae is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Daniel Wayne Houpt, son-in-law David Alan DuPriest, brothers Alvin Tettleton, Melvin Tettleton, Lonnie Tettleton and Thomas Tettleton, and sister Ila Fae Linn.
Annie Mae lived in University Park for over 40 years where she raised Danny and Yvonne. She was a stay at home Mom who enjoyed volunteering to lead Cub Scout and Bluebird groups and work in the school. She never missed a sporting event or musical performance of her children.
After the kids moved away she began a career with Aviall Airmotive where she worked for over 20 years in the billing department. Post retirement she enjoyed gardening, reading, watching basketball and spending time with her granddaughters. She loved Mexican food, Hershey’s Kisses, sunsets and fall leaves. Annie Mae will be fondly remembered by many friends and family members as hard working, loyal and one who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her honor.
A private interment will be held at Nocona Cemetery.
Dr Mary Ruth Howard PHD
15 February 1938 – 23 September 2022
Mary Ruth Howard passed away Friday September 23, 2022 at grace Care Center in Nocona. She was born to Clyde and Lurline Howard Howard on February 15, 1938 at Farris, Oklahoma. Clyde was a Bonita Howard and Lurline was a Spanish Fort Howard both families date back to 1870’s in Montague County.
Mary Ruth finished high school in Gainesville and graduated from North Texas State College now UNTwith a Bachler degree and went on to a PHD in Education. She also studied in Spain. After school Mary taught in San Antonio and served in San Antonio public school administration for many years then taught children’s book writing at a college in San Antonio. She was named to the Texas State Textbook Committee in 1980.
Family history was very important to Mary and she had an extensive research and collected many family antiques with a passion. She referred to her collection as her stuff and she knew all the facts about everything.
In 2015 she decided to move to Nocona and the day she signed to buy a house, she suffered a stroke and was only able to live in the house for a very short time due to health concerns.
Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, She is survived by cousins Max Brown, Donna Rice, Shirley Raeisi, Marilyn Talley, Jimmy Howard, Pam Allen, Debi Ishmael, Stephen Howard and Steve Howard of Nocona plus many more.
Private services will be held at a later date
Ethel Frazier, 65, died at her home in Ringgold, TX on September 18, 2022. She was born in Malakoff, TX to Clifton & Leverda Wiley Frazier. Ethel worked as a waitress most of her life. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Alexander of Ringgold, TX, sisters, Sharon Frazier of Fort Worth, TX, Patricia Glen of Dallas, TX, brothers, Gerald Frazier of Dallas, TX, Raymond Frazier of Fort Worth, TX, Clifton Frazier of Dallas, TX, Timothy Frazier of Dallas, TX, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Latonya Frazier, siblings, Barbara Frazier, Florence Frazier and Clifford Frazier. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.
Lance Corpal Reagan Robert Wilson
Born November 22, 2001 to Victor and Becky Wilson
Went to his eternal home on September 2, 2022 at 9:30 am in Needles, California.
He was 20 years old
Reagan was Born in Denton, Texas, and Lived in Montague, Texas
He Graduated from Nocona High School in 2020
And was Stationed in 29 Palms, California
Earned the Pregious Title of Marine Mar 4, 2021
Reagan was a 2020 graduate from Nocona High School. He played football and participated in track throughout high school. He was a class officer and member of the Student Coucil. Reagan was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God in Bowie, Tx. Reagan had a love for life and adventure. He was talented in the field of mechanics and could a shoot a gun with the best of them. He loved working on his vehicle trying to see exactly how loud he could get his truck. Reagan would blare music by Bob Segar and The Eagles while working on his truck. At times he’d blare some loud, bass thumping music just waiting to get a rise out of his dad- which happened a few times. If he knew which of your buttons to push, he’d more than likely push them, and at times it was quite commical. But despite his mischieveness, he had a heart of gold and he loved BIG! He’d do anything for you, and he was a fierce protector of his momma.
After graduation, Reagan worked with Vic in the excavation business until he left for bootcamp. He loved working with his dad, but it was almost guaranteed that if something was going to break or go wrong- Reagan had “something to do with it”. But, he enjoyed those times with his dad and modeled alot after Victor. His dad was his hero.
Reagan decided at a young age that he wanted to be a Marine. He worked fiercely to achieve that goal. In fact, he was a Marine before he earned the title, Marine.
November 16, 2020 Reagan left for bootcamp with the United States Marine Corps. He became a Marine on March 5, 2021 after finishing the Crucible. He graduated bootcamp March 19, 2021. Reagan was stationed in 29 Palms California and part of the infantry 3/4 division, which is considered one of the most effective combat ready divisions. He was a leader and highly thought of among his unit. He not only became a Marine, but he excelled. Reagan loved being a Marine. He took pride in his job and that he was defending our country.
He was so proud of his brothers. He couldn’t believe Landon’s accomplishments in football and powerlifting this past year. While Landon was lifting in the regional powerlifting meet, Reagan was constently texting his mom checking to see how he was doing. He would often text his mom in awe of what Landon was doing. And in his words, “Man, that’s my brother!” Reagan loved to give Payton a hard time. The last time Reagan was home, end of March, he stood next to Payton said, “man, my baby brother is taller and bigger than me.” They wrestled on the floor & Reagan quickly realized the strength Payton had gained. He wanted Payton to be better than him and would often text his mom about him. During football games, there would more than likely be several text from Reagan asking how Payton was doing. He really was a proud big brother.
His life ended way too soon. He gave the best hugs and knew exactly what to say when you were down. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He had infectious smile that would make your day better. He is already deeply missed.
Preceeded in death: grandfather, Melvin Wilson
his parents: Victor and Rebecca Wilson
Brothers: Landon and Payton Wilson
Grandparents: Ted & Toni Kuntz, Martha Atkins & her husband, Alan
Aunt: Carolyn Lawrence & her husband, Billy.
Cousins: Chris O’Connor & Elijah Lawrence
Great Aunts & Uncles: Doug & Judy Kelly, Michael & Robbie Taylor
Great Cousins: Kim Kelly, Andrea & Michael John, Teresa & Chad Everhart, Christi &
Kurt Herrington, Kevin Thompson
Numerous great cousins, friends, and Marine Brothers
Reagan’s favorite scripture:
"There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends..." John 15:13.
He wasn’t afraid of a challenge and gave it his all. He was The Few, The Proud, Reagan Robert Wilson was A Marine.
A celebration of Reagan’s life will be held Sunday, September 18th at 2:30 pm at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Bowie, Texas. Following the service, Reagan will be laid to rest at the Nocona Cemetery.
James William Taylor, 72, of Nocona, Texas passed away on September 7, 2022 in Nocona Texas. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 11am at First United Methodist Church in Nocona with Minister Valleri Sewell officiating. Visitation will be at 10am before the service on Wednesday. Burial will follow at Spanish Fort Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jerry Woods Funeral Home. James William “Bill” Taylor was born in Nocona, Texas to Earlene (Morris) and Jack Taylor on April 27, 1950 in Nocona, Texas. A Christian, Bill was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Nocona. He attended school at Prairie Valley and graduated from Goldburg High School. He went on to continue his education and receive an Associate Degree from Cooke County College. Bill was very creative and enjoyed fine arts. He began studying art at age 7 with instruction from Mrs. Connie Arveson in Nocona and later graduated from The Art Institute of Dallas in 1972. Bill used his keen eye for color balance and composition and began a career in custom framing and art restoration by apprenticing at the Sanger Harris Department store. He soon moved on to custom framing in Newman Galleries and framed for Manheim Galleries, shipping custom work to Houston and New York City, and later at the The Frame House and Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.
Bill continued his meticulous craftsmanship by embarking on another career, For many years, he worked as a stone mason and landscape artist. His stonework and waterfall construction at the Benton Place Inn in Eureka Springs won first place in a national competition “America in Blooms,” and is still featured landscape of Eureka Springs. Bill’s stone projects can be found throughout northwest Arkansas and southeastern Missouri. After Bill moved back to Nocona in 2010, he used his skills to do restoration and custom framing for the Tales and Trails Museum.
Bill was an amazing musician and gifted pianist, providing entertainment for restaurants across Texas. He also shared his love of music, especially old hymns as an accompanist on the organ in church for many years. Bill was also a knowledgeable historian and genealogist, who loved keeping history alive.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his constant companion, Foxy, along with many other dear friends and family.
Pallbearers are Kyle Reynolds, Matt Hackley, Billy Henley, Rob Storey, Rusty Fenoglio, and Jim L. Keck. Memorials may be given to Lucky Paws Animal Shelter in Nocona.
Joe Bullock, 73, died on September 8, 2022 at his home in Nocona, TX. He was born on July 11, 1949 in Renner, TX to William & Callie McDermon Bullock. Joe worked in industrial painting and as a offshore oil supervisor most of his life. He married Beverly Miles in Gatesville, TX on January 7, 1995. Joe was a combat veteran in the U.S. Marine Corp who served in Vietnam and will be greatly missed by his family. Joe is survived by his wife, Beverly Bullock of Nocona, TX, son, Brad Bullock of Bossier City, LA, sisters, Deberah Bramblitt & husband Gary of Bowie, TX, Mary Lee Acker of Brokenbow, OK, brother, Wendell Bullock of New Orleans, LA, grandchildren, William Bailey Bullock of Cotter, AR, Lauren Abigail Flippo & husband Josh of Lakeland, FL, and Emma Grace Bullock of Cotter, AR and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Jeanine Cushman, Donna Colinsworth, & Charlotte Spencer. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Mary Louise (Buck) Adams was born December 26, 1944, at home in Wilson, Oklahoma to Raymond and Winnie (Combs) Buck. She passed from this life on September 2, 2022 at the age of 77. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lynn V. Adams of, of Nocona; brothers Glen Buck and Don Buck of Wilson, sisters Bettie Brinkerhoff, of Roanoke, TX and Anna Hickman of Nocona TX; sister-in-law Suzi Buck of Ardmore. She is also survived by nephews and nieces Jerry and Gary O’Neal, Ronnie, Kevin, Alan, Coly, Lany and Larry Don Buck, Jean Ann Buck Beavers, Wyatt Williams, Joni Williams Phelps, Lynne Brinkerhoff Miller, Heidi Brinkerhoff Starkey, Raeanne Buck Jones, Susan Buck Tipton, Windi Buck Womack, Juli Buck McClennahan, Debbie Adams Holder, Diana Adams Trammell, Pam Adams Fletcher, Vonda Rutledge Meadows, Valerie Rutledge St. Clair, and Rob Rutledge, Shelly Adams Brown, Kerri Van Pool, Jerry Adams, Greg Glasco, and Wayne Glasco. She is survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews that she loved deeply. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Harold Buck and wife Nona, Dale Buck, sisters Verna O’Neal and husband Lindell, Billie Ray Buck, Linda Williams and husband Mignon, JL Williams, brother-in-law Ken Hickman, and sister-in-law Jeanie Buck; brothers-in-law Jack, Billy, Dickie and Bobby Adams, sisters-in-law Norma Rutledge, Judy Glasco, and Tommie Lou Idleman, and Betty Jo Buck, nephews, Ricky and Craig Adams, Kelly Buck, Russell Beck, and niece, Bonnie Buck. Mary grew up in the country on an oil lease where she learned her values and work ethic. She had a way about her regarding caring for those that needed a hand and was always a friend with a smiling face. She had a genuine desire to encourage others to do the best they could and to stand up for what was right. Mary loved to laugh…enjoyed good times with a sense of humor and grace. Mary was very creative and loved beautiful flowers and decorating. She was an excellent cook and baker. From high school she attended college at Southeastern State and the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts receiving her B.A. degree. In the summer of 1967, immediately after graduation, she left the U.S. for Germany to marry Lynn V. Adams in Aschaffenburg, Germany on August 19thwhere he was stationed in the Army. Lynn and Mary started first grade together at Wilson. Although they didn’t start dating until their senior year. In sixth grade, he told his mother that he was going to marry her. When Lynn and Mary returned to the states in 1968, she taught Home Economics for 6 years in different locations in Oklahoma. She then went back to school at Oklahoma Baptist University for her Hospital Administration License. Lynn and Mary were in the health care business for eight years, while investing in oil production. They then built Uncle Lynn’s Catfish Restaurant in Wichita Falls in 1987 and sold it in 1996. In the 9 years they owned Uncle Lynn’s, they served well over one million happy customers. In 2000, they built and opened Cherry Street Village Assisted Living in Nocona, TX. Cherry Street is still operating today and will continue to serve people locally and from all over the United States. Mary was loving, kind, generous, helpful, and sweet. She was so loved by many friends and family. There will be a visitation on Monday, September 5, from 6 – 7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 10 A.M. at First United Methodist Church in Nocona officiated by ministers Dave Woodbury & Austin Wright. Interment will follow in Bomar Point Cemetery, Wilson, OK at 1 P.M. Pallbearers will be Jared Holder, Josh Holder, KC Buck, Layne McClennahan, Cody McClennahan, Jaxon McClennahan, Parker Parris, and Austin Parris. Memorials if desired may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate.
Ellis “Pete” Horton Jr., 76, died on August 14, 2022 in Dallas, TX surrounded by his family. He was born on May 16, 1946 in Gainesville, TX to Ellis Horton Sr. and Doris Minshew Horton. Pete worked in the oilfield most of his life doing many jobs until later becoming an entrepreneur in the field. He married the love of his life Barbara Keck on May 21, 1965 in Nocona. Pete loved the community of Nocona and was a huge supporter of the town. He was a classic car aficionado and played a big role in the Mardi Gras parade in Nocona. Most of all Pete loved his family and was always there to support them. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Horton of Nocona, TX, daughters, Jana & husband Bill Maroney of Wichita Falls, TX, Sugie & husband Jody Teague of Nocona, TX, Brandy Horton & special friend Richard Reeves of Nocona, TX, sister, Nancy Fenoglio of Nocona, TX, brothers, Charlie Horton of McComb, MS, Sam Horton of Decatur, TX, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother John Horton. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 6 – 7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 2 P.M. at The Veranda Inn in Nocona, TX. A private family interment will follow. Pallbearers will be Garrett Lemon, Carter Lemon, Matthew Maroney, Tommy Greene, Jody Teague, Richard Reeves, Cris Lemon and Dan Fenoglio. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sam Hill, Robert Fenoglio, Tommy Fenoglio, Joey Sotomayor, Steve Ross, James Painter, and Doug Irvin. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lucky Paw’s Animal Shelter in Nocona.