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Darlene Joyce Hamilton McCord

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August 1, 1940 – January 20, 2021
BOWIE – Darlene Joyce Hamilton Mccord passed from this life on Jan. 20, 2021 at her home in Bowie, TX.
A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the Old Country Church in Bowie with pastors Tommy John Mayo and Jay Webb officiating. The burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie. The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
Darlene was born in Newport on Aug. 1, 1940 to George A. and Ethel Hamilton. She graduated from Bellevue High School in May of 1958, where she lettered in basketball all four years. Darlene married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Jon McCord, on March 31, 1956. After graduation, she caught a bus to Sumter, SC to join Jon, who was stationed there at Shaw Air Force Base. The couple returned to Texas in 1959, making their home in Dallas, where she worked at Reuters America for 20 years as a customer service liaison. Jon and Darlene returned to Bowie in 2002 to live on “the creek,” which was their family-owned land since the 1940s.
Playing the piano “by ear’ was a gift Darlene had enjoyed since she was 10 years old. The desire to play and share her love of music led Darlene to organized “Friday Night Music” at the Bowie Senior Citizens Center that was enjoyed by many friends and neighbors. Darlene had a passion for learning, and at the age of 72, she set out to accomplish her goal of learning to play the fiddle. Loving every minute of the challenge and naturally developing great skill, she competed in her first fiddle contest at the Chicken and Bread Days in Oct. of 2020.
Over the last few years, Darlene had also developed a love of photography. One of her proudest moments was winning the Blue Ribbon at the Chicken and Bread Days Art Contest in both 2019 and 2020.
She was a member of the Newport Baptist Church, where she served the Lord by playing for the congregation.
Darlene was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Bowie Chamber of Commerce in 2014, a well-deserved honor for her continual community service, which included playing music at the local assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Michael McCord.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Jon; brother, Dewayne Hamilton and wife, Diana of Bowie; three aunts and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bellevue X-Students Association, 601 West Wichita Street, Henrietta, Texas 76365 c/o Kathy Gregory or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
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George “Harvey” Littrell

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September 4, 1954 – June 8, 2024
BOWIE – George “Harvey” Littrell, 69, went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2024 in Denton.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 14 at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on June 15 at Victory Church in Decatur with Pastor Allen Bates officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Harvey was born on Sept. 4, 1954 in East Chicago at Saint Catherine’s Hospital to James and Janice (Ball) Littrell. He was raised in Hammond, IN and graduated from Griffith High School. He continued his education at Indiana State University where he pursued business management.
In 1980, Harvey moved to Bowie and lived out the rest of his life with his beautiful wife, Beverly. The couple married on June 22, 2002 in Bowie. He worked for Walmart for 17 years in both Bowie and Decatur stores.
Mr. Littrell was known for his love of Elvis, baseball, football and old western movies. He was an avid Cowboys, Rangers and Cubs fan and enjoyed fantasy sports. Harvey was blessed with a beautiful voice and loved singing, which he showed off at karaoke. He attended Victory Family Church in Decatur. Harvey was a dedicated family man. Above all he loved his wife and making and capturing memories with his loving family.
He is preceded by his parents and brother, Larry Littrell.
Harvey is survived by his wife of 22 years, Beverly Littrell; sons, John Butler, Shaun Littrell, George Littrell Jr. and Jeffery Barber; daughters, Jennifer Cubero and Kristina Sheppard; grandchildren, Caitlin Myers, Taylor Garza, Blaise Butler, Boss Poe, Rebekah and Shane Littrell, Tara Sheppard, Zackary and Aiden Cubero; great-grandchild, Christopher Maverick Myers; brothers, Jeff and Greg Littrell; sister, Yolanda Welch and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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Shannon Cay Bratcher

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December 29, 1959 – June 10, 2024
BOWIE – Shannon Cay Bratcher, 64, died June 10, 2024.
A memorial will take place at 2 p.m. on June 17 at Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Bowie.
She was born Dec. 29, 1959 in Seymour to Finis “William” and Jessie Florence (Ellis) Bratcher. Her last years were spent at Advanced Rehab in Bowie.
She is preceded in death by parents William and Flo Bratcher; brother, Finis Bratcher and niece, Sunni Bratcher.
She is survived by her nieces, Mollie McDonald and Hillary Bratcher; nephews, Jett Santos, Donny McDonald, Doug McDonald and Benjamin Rhone and sister-in-law, Debbie Eckeberger.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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Connie Sue Parker Stanley

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December 8, 1953 – June 9, 2024
SAINT JO – Connie Sue Parker Stanley, 70, died June 9, 2024.
A family visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. on June 12 at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. A graveside service was at 11 a.m. on June 13 at Mountain Creek Cemetery in Saint Jo.
She was born on Dec. 8, 1953 in Gainesville to Floyd Harold and Sybel Joline (Reynolds) Parker.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Joline Parker; sisters, Barbara Ann Shugart and Phoebe Boaz and brothers, Billie Joe Parker and Harold Parker Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Stanley; daughter, Michelle Barker; son, Michael Stanley; five grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home of Saint Jo.

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