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Roy Lee Curry Sr.

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April 13, 1929 – September 19, 2016
BOWIE – Roy Lee Curry Sr., 87, passed away Sept. 19, 2016 in Bowie, TX.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 in the chapel of The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
Roy was born April 13, 1929, near Hollis, OK to Ernest and Tommye Curry, both now deceased. He was a retired educator, serving as a teacher, coach and administrator in Texas schools for 36 years before his retirement in 1986.
Roy graduated from Bowie High School in 1947. He served for three years as captain of the Jackrabbits football team and was selected to the All-District football first team for three years. The undefeated 1946 squad remains the school’s only undefeated team in history and won the regional championship. While attending Bowie High School, he met the love of his life, Becky Worley, whom he later married.
Following graduation from Bowie High School, he was awarded a full athletic scholarship at East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce, now Texas A&M University, Commerce, where he lettered in football and track. He graduated in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in biology. In 1951, he received his master’s of education degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.
He coached at Decatur, Graham and Fort Worth. At Graham, his track teams were among the finest in the state from 1952-1956. During his tenure, Graham football teams won 85 games. His 1956 team won the district title and advanced to the state quarterfinals.
The 1963 Steers advanced to the state AAA semifinals, losing to state champion Corsicana 14-13. His 1964 Steers were tied by mighty Brownwood, then defeated district champion Wichita Falls Hirschi, a team that advanced to the AAA semifinals.
Through the years, more than 70 of his players received full college athletic scholarships, and four of Curry’s players went on to play in the National Football League.
In 1996, he was honored by his college, TAMU Commerce, receiving the outstanding coach award in the Emeritus category. In 2000, he was honored as Graham High School’s “Outstanding Coach of the Century.”
He later served in the Irving schools as an administrator for 17 years, including several years as principal of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz High School.
Following his retirement, he and Becky moved back to Bowie. Roy served on numerous boards including president of the Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Bowie Rotary Club president, Bowie Educational Foundation president, member of the 4B Corporate board that built the college in Bowie, president of the Bowie Library Board and a member of the Bowie School Board.
In 1997, he was honored by the Bowie Chamber of Commerce as “Volunteer of the Year.” He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bowie where he served as a teacher and as a member of the Board of Deacons for several terms.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Tommye Curry; and brothers, Jimmy L. Curry, Dean Curry; and Barry Curry.
Roy is survived by his wife, Helen “Becky” Curry, Bowie; daughter, DiAnne Dunn and her husband, Dr. James Dunn, Bowie; son, Bronc Curry and his wife, Lisa, Grand Prairie; and grandsons, James W. Dunn and his wife, Jennifer, and Daniel W. Dunn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bowie Educational Foundation at P.O. Box 992, Bowie, TX 76230.
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Rhee Anna Gage

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July 8, 1956 – February 27, 2024
BOWIE – Rhee Anna Gage, 67, lovingly known as MawMaw and Momma Gage, unexpectedly passed away on Feb. 27, 2024.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on March 8 at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
Rhee Anna was born on July 8, 1956 in Bridgeport to James Sr. and Barbara (Johnson) Price. Known for her kind-hearted nature and infectious sense of humor, Rhee Anna had a remarkable ability to bring joy to those around her. Her family was her world, and her memory will forever be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law, James Powers.
Rhee Anna is survived by her husband, Leslie Gage, who she shared 50 beautiful years of marriage with; her children, which she was always a devoted mother to, Michelle Long married to Kurt, Dustin Gage married to Kayla and Derek Gage married to Elaina and her grandchildren, that she cherished her role as a loving grandmother to, Lexi, Cody, Tessa, Teagan and Briar. Rhee Anna also is survived by her brother, Jim Price married to Liz; sister, Susie married to Rodney; her dear uncle and aunt, Bill Johnson and Peggy and her uncle, Bob.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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Barbara “Carol” Davis

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November 5, 1942 – February 26, 2024
BOWIE – Barbara “Carol” Davis, 81, passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2024.
The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie. A funeral service took place at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Carter Lake Road Church of Christ. Burial followed at Smyrna Cemetery in Sunset.
Carol was born on Nov. 5, 1942 in Bowie to Louis and Mattie (Pirtle) Clayton. She was a resident of Sunset in her childhood and moved to Bowie where she remained for the rest of her life. In 1961, Carol graduated from Bowie High School. Carol married Jerry Bob Davis on Sept. 26, 1963 and the couple were married for 51 years, until his passing on Dec. 4, 2014.
She was a dedicated member of the Church of Christ in Sunset and in Bowie. Carol was a hard worker and spent time working as a seamstress and a substitute teacher. Most of her life she spent serving her family. She was a great mom above all else and never missed a contest or dance recital. Her greatest joy in life was being there for her kids and family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Bob Davis and parents, Louis Wendell Clayton and Bunetia Clayton.
Carol is survived by her sons, Clay Davis and Chad Davis; daughter, Paige Ward and husband Ricky, all of Bowie; grandchildren, Jennifer Kleinhans, Austin Davis and wife Tori, Jesse Davis, Michael Ward and Jeremy Ward and wife Kelsey; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Louis Clayton and wife Diana, Bowie and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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Cleo C. Posey Case

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December 9, 1938 – December 5, 2023
FORT WORTH – Cleo C. Posey Case, 84, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 5, 2023 in Fort Worth.
A graveside memorial will be at 1 p.m. March 23 at Oakhill Cemetery in Stoneburg.
Mom was born on Dec. 9, 1938 to H.B. and Mildred (Morris) Posey. She graduated from Gold-Burg in 1957. Then she married the love of her life, Virgil Case, on Aug. 31, 1957 until his passing on Jan. 30, 2003.
Mom is survived by three children, David and Valerie, Benbrook, Connie, Bowie and Pennye and Matt, Fort Worth; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister, Dixie and Dee Litteken, Scotland and many nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends.

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