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Jerry B. Hall

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June 13, 1936 – February 10, 2023
SUNSET – Jerry B. Hall, 86, passed away on Feb. 10, 2023, at Wise Health System in Decatur.
A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Sunset Church of Christ with David Hall officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset Cemetery.
Jerry Benton Hall was born on June 13, 1936 to Arvil Benton and Lois Frances Hall. His birthplace was within the family homestead which is still located on some of his farm and ranch property just a couple miles east of Sunset. Although the original house was torn down and rebuilt new when he was a boy, it remained Jerry’s residence for his entire life.
He married Wrenda Gail Hall of Arlington on July 5, 1959. He met her while attending college in Arlington and she remained his wife along his side until her death in 2021.
In a period during the late 1950s and early 1960s he served his country by being drafted and honorably discharged twice by the United States Army for cold war duty in Germany and later the Russian Missile Crisis. He received expert marksman and forward observer as some of his recognitions. He also served on the Colour Guard.
Jerry also worked at the General Motors assembly plant in Arlington for close to 30 years while at the same time running his sizeable farm and ranch operation. He would carpool to and from the plant with a few other Sunset area GM worker-friends which helped make this possible for each of them. He retired from GM in the late 1980s.
Jerry was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Sunset. Jerry is remembered as a great man that lived a wonderful and colorful life that he truly loved. He was devoted to his Christianity, and he loved his country. He was a generous family man and loved them with all his heart. He freely dedicated to them all that he had in however way he could give it. He also greatly cherished his family-heritage and honored it by the way in which he lived it and handed it down through teaching it to his son and daughter, and of course later this would include his two grandchildren. He enjoyed countless friendships in the Montague County area, and he was one anyone could rely upon for help at any time.
He is preceded in death by both of his parents and his only daughter, whose married name at the time was Holly Kay Humphrey. She was lost due to illness in 2014.
Jerry is survived by his son Jerry Benton Hall II (Benton) and two grandchildren, David Kenton Dosch and wife Lauren with their two sons, Colton Allen Dosch and Keller Benton Dosch, Bowie and Travis Keith Dosch and wife Bethanie with their two children Benton Keith Dosch and Paisley Kay Dosch, Weatherford. He is also survived by his sister, Carolyn Young, Killeen, TX and her three children who provided him with many great nieces and nephews.
Donations should be sent to the Dementia Society of America.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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Gaynell Reynolds Truelock

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December 4, 1941 – April 16, 2024
BOWIE – Gaynell Reynolds Truelock, 82, was called home, April 16, 2024 after a long battle with dementia.
Gaynell was born Dec. 4, 1941 in New Orleans, LA to Thurston Odell and Ruth Loraine Reynolds and was raised in Houston. She graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1960.
Gaynell met her husband, Jimmy A. Truelock, her high school sweetheart, and married on Friday, May 13, 1960. October 1970, she and her husband moved their young family to the small town of Anderson, TX. She loved the rural community. Gaynell was loved by all that met her. Her greatest joys were her lord and family.
She went to work at the Anderson Shiro School District in 1973 and retired in 1987. She loved her job at the school and the friends she made. Gaynell loved her venture into the raising of ostriches for many years. She was a natural with the giant birds.
Their last move was in 1995 when she and her husband made the move to Bowie. She opened her last business, Bowie Laundry, right away and ran it for many years. In 2002 when her husband retired, they finally fulfilled a lifelong dream, bought a motorhome and hit the road. State parks were her favorite.
Gaynell is survived by her husband of 63 years; daughter and family, Gaylynn and Mark Burris, grandson, Ethan and Jessica Burris and great grandchildren Myka Mae and Elliot, all of Bowie; daughter and family, Cindy Kay Brandt, New Waverly, TX, granddaughter, Rachel and Bradley Klawinsky and great grandsons, Stanton and Colson, Montgomery, TX and grandaughter, Holly and Tim Harris and great granddaughters, Rylynn and Madilyn, College Station, TX; daughter, Sandra Bushnell and a dearly loved sister-in-law, Debbie Truelock Meier, Bowie.

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Terry Darnell Murphey

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December 21, 1952 – April 15, 2024
NOCONA – Terry Darnell Murphey, 71, died April 15, 2024 in Nocona.
A visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. on April 17 at Jerry Woods Funeral Home. A graveside service was at 11 a.m. on April 18 at Nocona Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 21, 1952, in Post, TX to Garnie Randolph and Edith Christine Cowley. She spent most of her career working with and caring for children at Nocona Independent School District in the cafeteria and as a childcare provider at Nocona DayCare Center.
She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Bobbie and Carroll Cowley and her husband of 49 years, Jerry Murphey.
She is survived by her sons, Randy Murphey, Nocona and Bill Murphey, Nocona; daughter, Robin Slowey, Lakeside City, TX; six grandchildren; sister, Linda Shaw, Nocona; one sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lucky Paws Animal Shelter in Nocona.
Arrangements entrusted to Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona.

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Craig R. Kimmell

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December 31, 1953 – April 17, 2024
SAINT JO – Craig R. Kimmell, 70, died on April 17, 2024.
A visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on April 21 at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on April 22 at Red River Station in Saint Jo. Burial will follow at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1953 in Marshall, TX to Sam and Fern Kimmell. After graduating from Lake Highlands High School in 1972, he attended Texas Tech University to study construction management. He continued his studies at Richland Community College while working as an apprentice plumber. He went on to have a long and distinguished career in the commercial plumbing industry, from which he retired in January of 2020.
He married Cyndi Kimmell in 1978. Together they had two children. In 2012 he married Kimberly Kimmell. In January of 2020 the couple moved to Saint Jo.
He is preceded in death by his parents Fern Kimmell and Sam Kimmell and his stepson, Adam Croxton.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Kimmell, Saint Jo; sons Chad Kimmell, Dallas and Clint Kimmell, Plano; brother, Bradley Kimmell, Kingsland, TX and two grandchildren.
Arrangement entrusted to Scott Funeral Home of Saint Jo.

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