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Shirley Carrol (Phillips) Porter

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July 30, 1941 – September 16, 2021
BOWIE – Shirley Carrol (Phillips) Porter, 80, died on Sept. 16, 2021.
A memorial service will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Tales ‘N’ Trails meeting room.
Porter was born on July 30, 1941, in Nocona to David Scott Phillips and Jewel (Tucker) Phillips. In 1959, she graduated from Nocona High School. Porter attended North Texas State College, now the University of North Texas. She married Wayne Willis Porter on May 28, 1961 in Nocona.
She received a bachelor of arts in education in 1963 from Sam Houston State Teacher’s College, now Sam Houston State University. In 1967, she received certification for special education from Texas Woman’s University. In 1993, she received a master of education with a focus on gifted education from Texas Woman’s University. Porter taught first grade in Florida, third grade in North Carolina and special education in Bowie. She took a break from teaching in 1982 to open the Bent Tree Bookstore in downtown Bowie, which also was the first store in Bowie to provide teaching supplies in the area.
After selling the bookstore in 1984, she returned to teaching in Nocona, where she taught seventh and eighth grade English, reading, gifted education, creative writing and one-act play, before retiring in 2001. She also had a passion for writing and published in professional journals and enjoyed writing stories for children and young adults including two books, “The Red Brick House” and “Red River Dust.”
Porter is survived by her husband, Wayne; sons, Weston Wayne Porter and Bradley Wayne Porter; siblings, Sandra Elizabeth (Phillips) Reynolds and Danny Scott Phillips; two grandsons and numerous niece, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Arrangements entrusted by Hillier Funeral Home.

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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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