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Gloria Ethel Painter

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April 22, 1932 – May 15, 2024
NOCONA – Gloria Ethel Painter, 92, died on May 15, 2024 in the Pecan Tree Manor in Gainesville after a brief illness.
A visitation will be at 1 p.m. on May 19 at Bethel Baptist Church in Nocona. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery.
She was born to Hubert and Ruby Malone Painter on April 22, 1932 in Wichita Falls. She grew up most of her childhood in Wichita Falls and moved to Nocona during middle school. She graduated from Nocona High School in May 1949 and attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood. She married Paul Bagby Smith in July 1950 and the young couple made their homes in the Kerrville area, Nocona and Bowie. The couple divorced in 1957 and she moved back to Nocona.
She went to work for the Nocona Telephone Company and married Bob Kafer in 1958. The couple made their homes in Wichita Falls, Waurika and Lubbock. During those years, she worked in a variety of office jobs. They divorced after 13 years of marriage and Painter moved back to Nocona where she went to work for the Nocona Boot Company.
She later married Bill Wade and the couple made their home in Alvord. She worked on the family farm helping run the watermelon stand and worked in a ceramic business in Alvord. She also worked many years for the Wise County Tax Office in Decatur. She finished up her major work life with the Denton State School where she worked for nearly 20 years.
After a divorce and retirement she moved back to Nocona where she helped care for elderly patients with a variety of tasks. Painter cared for many children in Bethel Baptist Church as a nursery worker and was active in the Carpenter’s Shop.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Ruby Painter; an infant brother; brother, Jerry Painter; sister, Lucia Johnson; son, Joe Bob and daughter, Jena Lesa.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Smith, Valley Mills; daughter, Jane Tettleton, Arlington; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, the Nocona Senior Citizen’s Center or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Jerry Woods Funeral Home of Nocona.

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Jefferson “David” Jameson, Sr.

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November 9, 1940 – June 15, 2024
BOWIE – Jefferson “David” Jameson, Sr., 83, passed away on June 15, 2024 at Hospice of Wichita Falls.
A graveside service was at 10 a.m. on June 18 at Montague Cemetery in Montague with Pastor Larry Coleman as the officiant.
David was born on Nov. 9, 1940 in Bowie to Harold “Jocky” Jameson and Nana “Snooky” Smith Jameson. He grew up in Fort Worth, graduating from Trimble Tech High School in 1959. He and Mary Priscilla Burney married on June 8, 1959 in Montague.
In 1967, they returned to David’s hometown of Bowie where they raised their children, Carrie and David Jr.. David and Priscilla owned and operated david jameson photography and a cottage florist for many years.
David was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, Professional Photographers of America, a 50-plus year member of the Maskat Shrine and a longtime member of Bowie Lions Club. Among his greatest passions were car racing, ice hockey, golfing, trout fishing in Colorado, sunsets in the Arizona desert and especially being “Big Dad” to his grandchildren.
He is preceeded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn Jameson Allen and granddaughter, Davie Aune Allen.
David is survived by his wife of 65 years, Priscilla; daughter, Carrie Aune and husband Bob; son, David Jr. and wife Lori; granddaughters, Jenny Lee Hines and husband Bryan and Mary Emily Hook and husband Weston; great-grandchildren, Darlee Lou Allen, Nealee David Allen, Sadie Amelia Hines and soon-to-arrive, Jesse Wayne Hook.
For those desiring, memorials may be made in David’s memory to Hospice of Wichita Falls “Hundred Pennies” fund, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.
Arrangements are under the direction of White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.

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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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