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Grady William McElhannon

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Grady William McElhannon
April 12, 1938 – October 19, 2017
DALLAS – Grady William McElhannon, 79, passed away at his home on Oct. 19, 2017.
Grady William McElhannon, known as Bill, and affectionately as “Big Bill” to match his bigger than life personality, was born in Borger on April 12, 1938.
He grew up in Nocona where he played football and was active in the vocational agricultural program at Nocona High School. He went on to Kemper Military Academy in Missouri to finish high school, play football and attend junior college. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1960 and served his country until his honorable discharge.
He came to Dallas and began a lifelong career of sales. He was a top salesman and spent many years traveling the large and small towns of West Texas selling women’s dresses and sportswear to his estimated 350 plus accounts.
Upon his retirement in the late 80s, he cared for his mother, Katie until her death.
In 2005 he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease and dealt with that for the remaining years of his life.
He had a wide array of friends and family and stayed in touch with them on a regular basis up to the day of his death. His booming personality, optimism and enthusiasm for life will be missed by all.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Katie McElhannon; older brother, James McElhannon and niece, Kimbra McElhannon.
He is survived by his daughter, Michelle McElhannon; grandchildren, Taylar and Darrion Collins McElhannon; and nephews, many cousins, great nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to Laurel Land Funeral Home Dallas, 6000 S.R.L Thornton Fwy.
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Dawson Hunter Howard

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November 6, 2006 – November 29, 2022
NOCONA – Dawson Hunter Howard, 16, died on Nov. 29, 2022 in Nocona.
A visitation will be from 3 – 4 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Mayfield Cemetery.
He was born on Nov. 6, 2006 in Nocona to David and Jennifer Gaston Howard. He 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. He was soon to be a black belt at Christian Martial Arts in Gainesville. He was a member of the River of Life Church.
He is survived by his parents, David and Jennifer Howard, Nocona; sisters, Sarah Long, Wichita Falls, Josey Martin, Duncan, OK, Stevie Howard, Terral, OK and Harris Howard, Nocona; brothers, Douglas Howard, Uganda, Africa and Davis J. Howard, Nocona; grandfather, JM Gaston, Saint Jo and a host of aunts, uncles and beloved cousins.
Memorial donations may be sent to Caring Way Ministries c/o Cathrine Meador.
Arrangements entrusted to Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona.

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Larry Dale Woods

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November 8, 1973 – November 26, 2022
OVERTON – Larry Dale Woods, 49, died on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo.
He was born on Nov. 8, 1973 in Bowie to Archie Dee and Marilyn Irene Yoakum Woods. He graduated from Saint Jo High School in 1993. He worked at McClung Energy Services, Dr. Pepper Incorporated and in the oilfield. He loved researching the history of Saint Jo and Montague County and spending time with his son, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Amanda Woods.
Woods is survived by his son, Ethan Bradley Woods, Gladewater, TX; sister, Gayle Drinning, Laird Hill, TX; six nieces and nephews; one aunt; three great nephews and numerous cousins and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.

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JoAnn Chilcoat Booher

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January 22, 1933 – November 27, 2022
HENRIETTA – JoAnn Chilcoat Booher, 89, died on Nov. 27, 2022.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona, officiated by Minister Doug Gaskey. Interment will follow at Nocona Cemetery.
Booher was born in Mexia, TX on Jan. 22, 1933 to Marion and Wanda Chilcoat. She married Earl Charles Booher on March 1, 1958 and they had six children. The family moved to Henrietta in the summer of 1979 and made this their permanent home.
Booher is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Booher; daughter, Sharon (Susie) Yvonne Booher; son, Erik Lance Booher; brothers, Billy (Rusty) Chilcoat and Larry Chilcoat and sister, Merry Alice Hatcher.
She is survived by four sisters, Wanda (Tutts) Harrison, Jean Shears, Janice Uselton and Patsy Davis; daughters, Deborah Booher and Charlotte Kaspari; sons, Karl Booher and Kurt Booher; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Temple Baptist Church in Henrietta.
Arrangements entrusted to Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona.

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