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Billy Warren Godfrey

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July 18, 1940- September 25, 2023
BOWIE – Billy Warren Godfrey, 83, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on the evening of Sept. 25 surrounded by his family. Despite the devastating prognosis, Bill’s faith never wavered, and he never lost his wit and humor. He was making jokes and laughing with family and friends until the end.
A visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the White Family Funeral Home
The funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Sept. 29, at Faith Baptist Church in Bowie with a burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donny Bishop, Scott Bishop, Jon Butler, Rex Hamilton, Ron McInroe, and Larry Sanders. Honorary Pallbearers were Lucas Butler, Jacob Butler, Chris Cothes, Paul Oyler, Jack Uselton and Tyson Winton.
Bill was born July 18, 1940 in Buffalo Springs, to Bonnie and Sidney Godfrey. He spent most of his childhood in Bowie, where he graduated from Bowie High School in 1959.
After high school graduation, Bill joined the United States Army National Guard. However, Bill’s greatest life achievements were his marriage of 56 years to Mary (Posey), his daughters, Kristal and Karmen, and grandchildren, Faith, Lucas, and Jacob. His family and faith were the centerpieces of Bill’s life.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ennis and Estelle Posey; son-in-law, Michael Wood; and brother-in-law, JD Allen.
Bill is survived by his wife; daughters, Jackie Hardwick and husband Jim, Kristal Butler and husband Jon, and Karmen Wood; his grandchildren, Cooper Syvertsen, Meagan Hardwick, Faith Butler, Lucas Butler, and Jacob Butler; his sisters-in-laws, Delores Ellis, Patsy McInroe and husband Ron, and Jan Frost. He also leaves behind many very special nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
The family wishes to thank Bill’s caregivers Kelley Hamilton and Ashton Talamantes, as well as the staff at Advanced Nursing and Rehab and the staff at UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Michael Wood Endowed Scholarship in Finance & Accounting at Baylor University or Camp John Marc to aid in their mission in providing a camp experience to kids, teens, and families living with chronic medical and physical challenges at no cost to the families.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family 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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