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Richard Garrett Jr

Jun 09, 1965 - Nov 19, 2023

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Denison, TX

Richard Louis Garrett, Jr. , went home to be with his heavenly Father on Sunday, November 19, 2023. Richard was born in the summer of 1965, along with his twin brother Ricky, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to Richard Louis Garrett, Sr. , and Barbara Jean (Blaylock) Garrett. Richard grew up in Madill, Oklahoma, before his family moved to Whitewright, Texas, where he graduated from high school. Richard was lively and charismatic and always the life of the party. He loved to sing and dance - to country ...Read More

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David Marshall Carter

Apr 15, 1941 - Feb 29, 2024

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Denison, TX

David Marshall Carter was born April 15, 1941, in Greenville, Texas to Ervin Ralph Carter and Ammie Melrose O'Pry Carter. He passed away on February 29, 2024, in Denison, Texas at the age of 82 years.Marshall married the loved of his life Shirley Mae Smith on July 6, 1963, in Greenville, TX. He was a long-time employee at Johnson & Johnson Inc. in Sherman, TX where he retired in 2003. He was loved and will be missed.Marshall is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Carter; sons, David, and James Carter; sisters, Helen Benton and Arelene Stokes and husband Robert. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Murray Benton.Family and friends will gather to visit from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Fisher Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Danny Smith officiating. Private interment will be held at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.

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Jackie Ruth Derrick

May 15, 1938 - Feb 27, 2024

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Denison, TX

Jackie Ruth Derrick, 85 passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 27,2024 at her home.Ruth was born on May 15, 1938, to William I Moore “Pap” and Lillie (Black) Moore in Waco, TX. Ruth attended school in Waco, TX. Following her graduation, she met her husband Harry Derrick while he was serving in the US AirForce. Ruth had the pleasure of travel while living in Japan, Hawaii, and across the United States while living the military life and finally settling in Denison, Tx. Ruth and Harry had 2 children, daughter Darlene Wylie and son Larry Derrick. Upon settling in Denison, Ruth started her 36-year work career at the American Bank of Texas where she made lifelong friends that soon became her second family. She is fondly known for her stories, her cooking skills, and love of anything chicken.Ruth was preceded in death by her parents William and Lillie Moore, her husband Harry Derrick, and her only sibling Jim Moore.Her surviving family include daughter, Darlene Wylie and grandchildren Jennifer Wylie, Jessica Wylie, Jackie (Chantz) Lewis, Joanna Wylie, Jillianne Wylie, and Jacob Wylie. Son Larry (Sherry) Derrick, grandchildren Angela Derrick, ReAnna Derrick, and Andrew Derrick. She has 11 great grand kids and 1 great great grandchild. She leaves a legacy of memories for all that have known her.Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024, at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Luke Garrett officiating. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.Condolences may be registered online at fisherfh.com

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Ralph Wayne Cross

Aug 09, 1955 - Feb 25, 2024

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Denison, TX

"Bokchito, OK- Ralph Wayne Cross, 68, passed from this life on Sunday, February 25, 2024 in Denison, Texas. Ralph was born Tuesday, August 9, 1955 in Blue, Oklahoma to Arthur Cross and Julia (Martin) Cross. Ralph married Joyce Ann Brown in Durant, Oklahoma. He worked as an auto mechanic most of his life. Ralph enjoyed mechanicing and buying things on TV shopping channels. He loved spending time with the grandbabies, with family and friends, and was an avid fan of watching The Price is Right. Ralph was of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Joyce on December 8, 2005; sisters Debbie Cross and Patricia Cross; and brother Arthur Butch Cross. Ralph is survived by his son, Arty Page and his wife, Amanda of Bokchito; daughter, Sherry Cross and her husband, Randy of Bokchito; son, Michael Stinson and his wife, Rhonda Martin of Bokchito; sister, Shirley Houston and her husband, C.O. of Silo; brother, Bill Cross and his wife, Ladonna of Broken Bow; brother, Harley Cross and his wife, Sherry of Durant; sister, Connie Mahoney and her husband, Marlon of Caddo; sister, Betty Johnson of Nashville, Tennesse; sister, Becky Cross of Silo; brother, Kenneth Cross and his wife, Michelle of Durant; brother, Randy Cross of Bokchito; and numerous grandkids and great-grandkids. Cremation services have been selected and no services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com."

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Joyce Beal

Aug 21, 1935 - Feb 21, 2024

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Denison, TX

"Joyce Beal, 88, of Mead, Oklahoma, passed away on February 21, 2024, in Denison, Texas. She was born on August 21, 1935, in Mead, Oklahoma, to the late Hershel Smith and Edna Winona (Davis) Smith. Joyce was of the Baptist faith and loved the Lord. She enjoyed shopping and collecting coins in her younger years. Joyce enjoyed dinner parties and spending time with her loved ones. She also had a love for purple. Joyce Beal’s professional life was nothing short of amazing and transformative. Working in the title insurance business for more than 50 years, Joyce was a trailblazer and an inspiration for so many women who followed her. She started her career as an assistant in the late 1950’s at a small agency in Oklahoma, later moved to Dallas and worked for legendary title professionals and eventually opened her own title insurance agency. Joyce joined Stewart Title Guaranty Company in 1987, building and managing one of their most successful National Commercial Operations. She managed and closed some of the largest multi-site portfolio transactions in the company’s history and paved the way for so many others. Joyce was a great teacher and mentor, her legacy rich with title professionals in the industry today who were fortunate enough to have been under her tutelage. Joyce is survived by her loving family, including her sister-in-law Jeanette Smith of Mead, Oklahoma, nephew Hershel Smith and spouse Pam of Mead, Oklahoma, niece Annette Wigington and spouse Travis of Mead, Oklahoma, special friend Melissa Eastman of Dallas, Texas, special friend Nancy Kee of Ft. Worth, Texas, special friend Lu Lily and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce is preceded in death by her father Hershel G. Smith, her mother Edna Winona (Davis) Smith, her brother John (Sammy) Arlis Smith, and her nephew Sammy Joe Smith. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service of Durant. Online condolences can be made at www.brownsfuneralservice.com"

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Ralph Wayne Cross

Aug 09, 1955 - Feb 25, 2024

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Denison, TX

"Bokchito, OK- Ralph Wayne Cross, 68, passed from this life on Sunday, February 25, 2024 in Denison, Texas. Ralph was born Tuesday, August 9, 1955 in Blue, Oklahoma to Arthur Cross and Julia (Martin) Cross. Ralph married Joyce Ann Brown in Durant, Oklahoma. He worked as an auto mechanic most of his life. Ralph enjoyed mechanicing and buying things on TV shopping channels. He loved spending time with the grandbabies, with family and friends, and was an avid fan of watching The Price is Right. Ralph was of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Joyce on December 8, 2005; sisters Debbie Cross and Patricia Cross; and brother Arthur Butch Cross. Ralph is survived by his son, Arty Page and his wife, Amanda of Bokchito; daughter, Sherry Cross and her husband, Randy of Bokchito; son, Michael Stinson and his wife, Rhonda Martin of Bokchito; sister, Shirley Houston and her husband, C.O. of Silo; brother, Bill Cross and his wife, Ladonna of Broken Bow; brother, Harley Cross and his wife, Sherry of Durant; sister, Connie Mahoney and her husband, Harm of Bokchito; sister, Betty Johnson of Nashville, Tennesse; sister, Becky Cross of Silo; brother, Kenneth Cross and his wife, Michelle of Durant; brother, Randy Cross of Bokchito; and numerous grandkids and great-grandkids. Cremation services have been selected and no services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com."

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Helen Sue Baker

Aug 31, 1942 - Feb 21, 2024

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Denison, TX

Helen "Sue" BakerHelen Sue Baker, 81, slipped into the arms of Jesus Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TxSue was born August 31, 1942, in Denison, Texas, the daughter of Carl Franklin and Lula Francis (Cox) Roberts.She was preceded in death by daughter Gabrielle Suter-Killgo, sister Joyce Spencer, brothers Bill Roberts, Tommy Roberts, Mickey Roberts, Bud Roberts, ex-husband Lee Roy Baker and her dear friend Billy Worthington. Sue is survived by daughters Misty Grant and husband John, Delania Conner and husband Bran, Michelle Crerend and husband Michael, Mandy Baker and husband Ken Niblet. Grandchildren included Trevor Grant, Synah Grant, Joshua Conner, Jacob Conner, Britany Watkins, Austin McLain, Christian Killgo, Gage Suter-Killgo, Gracie Killgo, Emma Niblet. Great Grands are Brianna Mastrain, Troy Mastrain, Tyson Hatch, Tayler Hatch, Lavender Conner, Jayden Watkins, Piper Watkins, Coy Watkins, Paxtyn McLain, Vann McLain and one Great Great Grand Emberly Sue Hatch. Sue loved family and never met a stranger. She was a foster parent for 10 years, welcoming into her home over 60 children she provided love and care as well as raising Terry Armstrong, Butch ‘Leo’ Daszkiwicz, Katlin McBride, Kiara Scott, Kierstan Scott beyond the foster care purview. Over the years Sue was a hard worker. Besides fostering, gardening, canning most of our food in her earlier years, sewing and making wedding cakes, she also worked at Levi’s, Diaper Jean’s, Johnson and Johnson and was currently working for DISD at the high school cafeteria. Sue had a servants heart and loved the Lord. She was a member of Twin City Baptist Church of Sherman Texas. Although her passing leaves a void in all of our lives she will live on forever in our hearts. The celebration of her life will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 5 pm. Live stream will be available on Facebook, join Twin City Baptist Church page to view the live stream.

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Joyce Beal

Aug 21, 1935 - Feb 21, 2024

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Denison, TX

"Joyce Beal, 88, of Mead, Oklahoma, passed away on February 21, 2024, in Denison, Texas. She was born on August 21, 1935, in Mead, Oklahoma, to the late Hershel Smith and Edna Winona (Davis) Smith. Joyce was of the Baptist faith and loved the Lord. She enjoyed shopping and collecting coins in her younger years. Joyce enjoyed dinner parties and spending time with her loved ones. She also had a love for purple. Joyce Beal’s professional life was nothing short of amazing and transformative. Working in the title insurance business for more than 50 years, Joyce was a trailblazer and an inspiration for so many women who followed her. She started her career as an assistant in the late 1950’s at a small agency in Oklahoma, later moved to Dallas and worked for legendary title professionals and eventually opened her own title insurance agency. Joyce joined Stewart Title Guaranty Company in 1987, building and managing one of their most successful National Commercial Operations. She managed and closed some of the largest multi-site portfolio transactions in the company’s history and paved the way for so many others. Joyce was a great teacher and mentor, her legacy rich with title professionals in the industry today who were fortunate enough to have been under her tutelage. Joyce is survived by her loving family, including her sister-in-law Jeanette Smith of Mead, Oklahoma, nephew Hershel Smith and spouse Pam of Mead, Oklahoma, niece Annette Wigington and spouse Travis of Mead, Oklahoma, special friend Melissa Eastman of Dallas, Texas, special friend Nancy Kee of Ft. Worth, Texas, special friend Lou Lily and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce is preceded in death by her father Hershel G. Smith, her mother Edna Winona (Davis) Smith, her brother John (Sammy) Arlis Smith, and her nephew Sammy Joe Smith. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service of Durant. Online condolences can be made at www.brownsfuneralservice.com"

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Ollie Glenn Massie

Jul 10, 1941 - Feb 23, 2024

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Denison, TX

Ollie Glenn Massie was born on July 10, 1941, in Haggerman, Texas to Floyd Massie and Maude Burns Massie. He passed away on February 23, 2024, at his home in Denison at the age of 82 years.Glenn was a veteran of the United States Army achieving the rank of SP4 E-4 with a commendation as a Pistol Marksman. Glenn married the love of his life, Dolly Doris Peebles Massie on December 23, 1988, and, by his own hand, Glenn built the two of them a house in the country where they resided together until passing. Glenn was an electrical engineer by trade and worked many years, and retired from, Sonoco in Denison.After retirement, Glenn enjoyed spending time outdoors, hand cutting cedar on is sawmill, and designing and building furniture for family and friends.While recently watching the movie “Secondhand Lions” just before his passing, Glenn heard these lines from the movie:“People are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies.”To that Glenn said, “that pretty much sums it up.”Glenn is survived by his daughters, Vicki Blankenship and husband John, Kristi Nelson and husband Chris; sons, Tony Hudgins and wife, Kim, Cody Hudgins and wife, Megan; grandchildren, Ty Blankenship, Alec Blankenship, Jordan Simpson, Casey Simpson, Randi Hudgins, Ryan Hudgins, Teagen Hudgins, and Kylie Haines. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 29 years, Dolly Massie; and nine siblings.Graveside Services will be held 1pm Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Fairview Cemetery in Denison. A visitation will be held 5-7pm Monday, February 26, 2023, at Fisher Funeral Home

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Merlynn Roger Hetrick

Jan 04, 1941 - Feb 22, 2024

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Denison, TX

Merlynn Roger Hetrick, known to family and friends as "Hank," was born on January 4, 1941, in Sanborn, Iowa, to Albert and Freida Hetrick. Hank peacefully passed away on February 22, 2024, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. His wife, son, two grandsons, and one granddaughter were at his side during his final moments.Hank was a man of steadfast commitment, exemplified by his 63 1/2 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Marolyn Hetrick. Together, they built a life centered around love, support, and shared experiences. He is survived by his wife Marolyn, daughter Brenda (John) Fager, son Brian (Lisa) Hetrick, and a legacy of love in the form of grandchildren: Joshua (Lynette) Fager, Keith (Susanna) Hetrick, Katie (Chris) Matula, Benjamin (Joy) Hetrick, Peter (Amanda) Fager, Lacey (Brian) Leopard, Brandon (Morgan) Hetrick, Andrew Hetrick, Jonathan Hetrick, and William Hetrick. Hank leaves behind eight great-grandchildren, along with a multitude of nieces, nephews, and extended family members. While Hank was not one to express his emotions openly, his love for his family was evident in every action and decision. He lived a life filled with adventure and passion, spending 63 1/2 years building a family that will carry on his legacy for generations to come. "Hank" had a love for the open road and spent countless hours exploring the lower 48 United States, Canada, and Mexico on his cherished Honda Goldwing. His passion for riding was a testament to his free spirit and love for adventure. A twenty-year veteran of the Navy, Hank dedicated a significant portion of his life to serving his country. He navigated the vast seas, spending time on various ships and even found himself on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Wise Funeral Home, 219 West Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham, Texas, on Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 11:00am at the same location.Hank will be laid to rest with full military honors at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11:15am. His final resting place will be among fellow heroes who have served their country with honor and dedication. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Hank's memory to a charity of your choice. Hank's spirit of adventure and love for family will be forever cherished and remembered by those who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in peace. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Merlynn "Hank" Roger Hetrick, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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Roger Dale Miller

Jul 12, 1944 - Feb 15, 2024

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Denison, TX

Roger Dale Miller, 79, passed away surrounded by his family on February 15, 2024, in Denison, Texas. He was born on July 12, 1944, to John W. Miller and Mildred (Duncan) Miller in San Franciso, California. He attended school in McKinney, Texas. He then went on to join The United States Army in 1966 where he was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He married his sweetheart, Linda Kelley-Miller and shared 22 years together riding many trails and showing horses. In his spare time Roger coached kids in baseball and football. Roger was talented and a hard worker who worked route sales, was an electrician, and retired from work as a guard at the Bonham Prison and Correctional Facility. He was an active member of the Bois D’Arc Creek Cowboy Church in Bonham, Texas.Roger will be remembered by his wife, Linda Miller of Telephone, Texas; son, Johnny Miller and wife, Sandi; daughter, Marlo Grayson and husband, Claudie; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, John, and Mildred Miller; brother, Gary Miller; sister, Kathy Edwards; and son Bubba Miller.The family will welcome guests to a visitation from 2-4 PM, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home in Leonard, 701 N. Cedar St. Leonard Texas, 75452. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Bois D’Arc Cowboy Church, 3375 S. Hwy 121, Bonham Texas, 75418. A private burial will be held at Indian Creek Cemetery in Leonard, Texas.Pallbearers for Roger’s service are Brandon Layne, Chance Grayson, Anthony Grigg, Caleb Vass, Steven Miller, Aaron Miller, and Chris Miller.

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