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Mary Jo Smith

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September 8, 1934 – September 10, 2023
Nocona – Mary Jo Smith, 89, died on Sept. 10, 2023 in Nocona.
There will be a visitation on Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. until service time at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will follow on at 2 p.m. at Jerry Woods Chapel with Joe Crow officiating. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew Smith, Ethan Pitman, Jerry Duncan, Eric Dennis, Colton Reed and Dustin Pitman. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Pitman, Chris Smith Jr., Craig Smith, Terry Andrews, Toby Andrews, Jody Walser and Tracy Andrews.
She was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Ellis County to Jimmy Thompson and Vita Sheffield Thompson. She worked at Horizon Manor Nursing Home in Nocona and also the Nocona Boot Factory. She married the love of her life Bobby Don Smith on Sept. 20, 1952 in Wichita Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Ricky Smith; grandchildren, Kayla Dawn Duncan and Ryan Smith; sister, Patsy Schutes; son-in-law, Don Duncan; grandson-in-law, Devon Reed and daughter-in-law, Sheila Smith.
She is survived by her children, Donna Pitman Nocona, Bobbie Duncan Nocona, Chris Smith Sr. Terral; sister, Ann Andrews of Iowa Park; brother, James Kenneth Thompson of Wichita Falls and one daughter in – law; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren with one on the way.
Memorial donations may be made to The Carpenter’s Shop, 400 Boston, Nocona, TX 76255.

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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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