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Leon Jones

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Leon Jones

July 14, 1930 – December 28, 2021
DEER PARK, TX – Leon Jones of Deer Park, TX passed away on Dec. 28, 2021.
A funeral service was conducted by Pastor Jacob Perry of Trinity United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2022 at Newport Cemetery in Newport, TX.
He was born on July 14, 1930, in Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., Texas. He was the son of George V. and Annis I. (Rose) Jones of Dewey County, OK. He attended school and lived in Dewey County until his enlistment into the U.S. Army on March 21, 1947. He underwent basic training at Ft. Lewis, Washington, and served with the 25th MP and Recon Company, 25th Infantry Division, in Osaka and Shinodayama, Japan, and was discharged Jan. 31, 1950, at Ft. Hood.
Leon and Dorothy Gossett, daughter of Frank and Ida Gossett of Newport and Bowie, TX, were married Dec. 9, 1950 in Borger, Hutchinson County, TX. They had one son, Gary Stephen, who was born Nov. 20, 1951.
Leon moved with his family to Houston, in November, 1953. In 1957, they built their home in Deer Park, where they lived until he moved to Fort Worth in 2012. He met Dorothy while working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Borger, TX. He spent 14 years working with Phillips Chemical Company in Borger and Pasadena, TX, before attending the University of Houston. Leon retired from Schlumberger Well Services in 1985 after 20 years of service.
Leon and Dorothy were landowners in Montague County and one of his great joys in life was overseeing the family property as a wildlife management area and hunting lease. Leon was a passionate genealogist and enjoyed traveling across the country in his RV researching he and Dorothy’s family histories.
He authored two books: Our Jones’-Coast to Coast and Somewhere Along The Way, and edited Dorothy’s book Elijah Gossett – Texas Pioneer. Leon improved and maintained the directory for the Newport Cemetery for many years. He loved traditional Japanese music, storytelling, Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream, whittling, and a cool breeze on the screen porch at his cabin.
Leon was proceeded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jones of Deer Park; brothers, Robert E., Raleigh, NC., Alvin M. of Fritch, TX., Paul W. of New Mexico, and sister, Valda Davis of Fritch, TX.
He is survived by his son Gary Stephen and his wife Donna Kaye of Fort Worth; grandson Ryan Daniel and his wife Jennifer C. of San Antonio, TX and their children Ava Elise and William Crew, and grandson Brandon Wayne and his wife Emilee Marie of New Braunfels, TX., and their son Houston Wayne.

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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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