Moore indicted for attempted murder

A man accused of setting his common-law wife on fire in October has been indicted for attempted murder.

Johnny Leon Moore III

Johnny Leon Moore III, 45, of Decatur, was indicted on three separate charges related to a fire the morning of Oct. 4 in a travel trailer in the Brushy Creek RV park northwest of Decatur.

In addition to the attempted murder charge, a grand jury also indicted Moore for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and arson of a habitation.

Deputy Wise County Fire Marshal J.C. Travis said Moore and his common-law wife, Patricia K. Woods, 40, were arguing the night before the fire and Moore left for the night. He returned Saturday morning and began arguing again, and this time it became physical.

“He picked up some Coleman lantern fluid and poured it on the floor, saying he wanted to ‘burn the place down,'” Travis said.

Scene of the Crime

SCENE OF THE CRIME – Johnny Moore III is accused of setting the fire that seriously injured his common-law wife and destroyed the travel trailer where she was living in early October. Messenger photo by Bob Buckel

When Woods ran to the back of the trailer, she slipped in a puddle of the lantern fluid and fell into the liquid.

“He asked her, ‘Are you ready to die?’ and he ignited the fire,” Travis said.

It appeared Moore had an immediate change of heart and panicked, Travis said. He threw her out of the trailer and extinguished the fire on her, then assaulted her again and threatened her, warning her not to tell anyone what really happened.

Moore then took Woods to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur, where he came up with a different version of the events. Once Woods was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas to be treated for her burns, she called Wise County dispatch to tell them what really happened, Travis said.

Moore was arrested Oct. 15 for arson causing bodily injury and aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury. He remains in the Wise County Jail with total bond set at $200,000.

Woods spent several weeks at Parkland and is now recovering at a nursing home. Travis said she sustained third degree burns on 24 to 28 percent of her body, mainly from the waist down. She is now undergoing physical therapy three times a day as she works toward walking again.

Travis said Woods has been pushing herself to begin walking again sooner than doctors said she could.

The Decatur Fire Department responded to the fire at 11:18 a.m. Oct. 4, but the travel trailer was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. It was a total loss.

Posted in News0 Comments

Meeting Agendas for Saturday, December 20, 2014

COUNCIL PLANS SHORT MEETING – The Decatur City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m., just long enough to take care of a couple of agenda items that need approval to keep moving. The council is expected to approve on second reading an ordinance to change zoning at 550 W. Mill St. from single-family to two-family residential, allowing the property owner to build a duplex. They will also vote on a performance agreement between Freedom Power Sports LLC and the Decatur Economic Development Corp. The meeting is at City Hall and is open to the public.

HOSPITAL BOARD TO MEET – The trustees of the Decatur Hospital Authority will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the board room at the hospital in Decatur. Among the reports on the agenda is an update from the building committee on the proposed new Fit-N-Wise facility. Board members Carey Williams and Chris Forbis are slated to be reappointed, and medical staff appointments, reappointments and first-year reviews are also planned. They will consider bids for workers compensation insurance, and consider the acquisition of two more nursing facilities – owned by Cantex Continuing Care Network and located in Southlake and Fort Worth. The meeting is open to the public.

Posted in News0 Comments

Decatur EDC board approves incentive request

It’s still up to the city council, but the Decatur Economic Development Corp. board Thursday recommended approval of an incentive grant for Freedom Power Sports.

The grant, which is on the council’s agenda for Monday, is designed to help the company expand its Decatur operation, build a new facility and eventually add more employees – all boosting the local economy.

Further details will be available after Monday’s city council meeting.

Also Thursday, the EDC board heard an update on the finish-out of its new office at 203 Walnut St., just off the northwest corner of the square. If all goes well, the EDC should move from the Decatur Visitors Center at 106 S. Trinity around Jan. 9.

They also heard financial reports and got an update from EDC Director Mary Poche on features of the new web site and other projects the EDC is working on.

Posted in News0 Comments

Meeting Agendas for Saturday, December 20, 2014

COUNCIL PLANS SHORT MEETING – The Decatur City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m., just long enough to take care of a couple of agenda items that need approval to keep moving. The council is expected to approve on second reading an ordinance to change zoning at 550 W. Mill St. from single-family to two-family residential, allowing the property owner to build a duplex. They will also vote on a performance agreement between Freedom Power Sports LLC and the Decatur Economic Development Corp. The meeting is at City Hall and is open to the public.

HOSPITAL BOARD TO MEET – The trustees of the Decatur Hospital Authority will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the board room at the hospital in Decatur. Among the reports on the agenda is an update from the building committee on the proposed new Fit-N-Wise facility. Board members Carey Williams and Chris Forbis are slated to be reappointed, and medical staff appointments, reappointments and first-year reviews are also planned. They will consider bids for workers compensation insurance, and consider the acquisition of two more nursing facilities – owned by Cantex Continuing Care Network and located in Southlake and Fort Worth. The meeting is open to the public.

Posted in Uncategorized0 Comments

Keenan Nicole Palmer and Ryan Alexander Mann

Keenan Nicole Palmer of Denton, daughter of Scott and Victoria Palmer of Friendswood, will marry Ryan Alexander Mann of Lewisville, son of Rick and Claire Mann of Friendswood, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston.

Palmer Mann

Keenan Nicole Palmer and Ryan Alexander Mann

Bishop George Sheltz will officiate.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Lavell Mann of Decatur.

Posted in Weddings0 Comments

Jayla Hancock and Sean Weldon

Jayla Hancock and Sean Weldon both of Arlington, were married Oct. 18, 2014 at the Stonebridge Country Club in McKinney.

Wekldon Hancock

Jayla Hancock and Sean Weldon

The bride is the daughter of Marty and Denise Hancock of Decatur. The groom is the son of Nelson and Carol Weldon of Richardson.

David Hall officiated the ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father.

Shanna Dugan, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jana Cooper, Sarah Harris, Shanley Silvey, Tonya Borcherding, Nicole Fischer and Lindsay Stott.

Brooklyn Dugan was the flower girl.

Best man was Travis Coleman. Donald Lobdell, Justin Silvey, Oliver Cuartelon, Adam Fischer and Josh Smith served as groomsmen, and Levi Davis and Adam Borcherding were ushers.

A reception was held at the Stonebridge Country Club.

The couple will make their home in Arlington.

Posted in Weddings0 Comments

Denise Demory

Denise Demory

Denise Demory, 60, a loving and devoted wife and mother, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 in Decatur.

No service is scheduled.

Denise was born April 1, 1954 to Glenn and Mary Lou (Nix) Taylor in Lovington, N.M. She married Lloyd Demory Feb. 2, 1970 in San Diego. She was a Dachshund breeder.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Taylor; son Chad Jason Demory; grandson Cole Michael Jennings and nephew Eric Clayton.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Lloyd Demory of Boyd; daughter Taya Chancey and husband, Jay, of Boyd; grandchildren Cameron Jennings, Spencer Brown and Zane Brown, all of Boyd, and Jason Demory of Lovington; mother Mary Lou Taylor of Lovington; sisters Adonna Dow and husband, Jim, of Lubbock, and Stacy Varin and husband, Scott, of The Woodlands; brother Gary “Butch” Taylor and wife, Diana, of Otterbein, Ind.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Posted in Obituaries0 Comments

Mali Ariana Casillas

Marcus and Wendy Casillas of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Mali Ariana Casillas, on Dec. 16, 2014, at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

She weighed 6 pounds 3/8 ounce, and was 18 inches long.

She has one sister: Mia Casillas, 3.

Grandparents are Marty and Julie Casillas of Bridgeport.

Posted in New Arrivals0 Comments

Kooper Wayne Hutson

Kenneth and Whitney Hutson of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Kooper Wayne Hutson, on Dec. 10, 2014, at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

He has two brothers: Kale, 1, and Braxten 5. He has one sister: Ashtyn, 8

Grandparents are Renae Caddell of Odessa, Nick Martinez of Decaur and Kimbo and Christi Hutson of San Angelo.

Great-grandparents are Nick and Alicia Martinez of Decatur and Kenneth Hutson of San Angelo.

Posted in New Arrivals0 Comments

Brazile tears up record books

Brazile tears up record books

Trevor Brazile continues to rewrite the Pro Rodeo record books.

The Decatur cowboy captured his 12th all-around gold buckle last week at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Back on Top

BACK ON TOP – Decatur’s Trevor Brazile won his 12th all-around title last week at the National Finals Rodeo. Photo courtesy of nfrexperience.com

Brazile upped his record for most world championships to 21 with his ninth straight all-around and fifth steer roping titles. His total career earning surpassed $5.5 million.

Brazile finished 2014 with $494,369 in earnings. He finished second in tie-down roping with $210,315 and second in team roping with partner Travis Graves with $176,182.

Decatur’s Tuf Cooper won the tie-down world title with $241,734 in earnings. He also won the NFR title with a total average through the 10 rounds of 89.7.

Clint Cooper finished 12th in the world standings with $108,316.

Decatur steer wrestler K.C. Jones finished 12th with a season total of $101,057.

Posted in Features, News0 Comments

Voters might have multiple bond choices

Around this time next month, the Decatur school board is expected to take action on a proposed bond issue.

There are still several decisions to make before then.

At Monday’s meeting, the board and Superintendent Rod Townsend continued to look at items to include in a possible bond package. Those items have been prioritized, and up to three packages might be considered by voters.

A proposed package #1 contains items that are considered to be the most pressing need or highest priority for the district. That includes $2.75 million for 25 new buses and other vehicles; $1.2 million for security upgrades such as card readers at all campuses, security cameras and related technology infrastructure; $3.2 million for technology including one “refresh” of computers districtwide, wireless network enhancements and fiber optic cable replacement; and nearly $2.5 million for “priority one” items related to facilities.

Those priority one facility items include motion sensors for lighting, roof and gutter repairs or replacement, plumbing repairs, numerous upgrades at the support services building, resurfacing of the high school and middle school tracks, a baseball/softball pressbox and restroom at the baseball/softball complex.

Proposed packages #2 and #3 each contain additional facility-related items.

Proposed package #2 includes nearly $6.2 million for items such as field turf at Eagle Stadium, two additional tennis courts and concession stand/restroom facility at the high school tennis courts, restrooms/concession stand at Thompson Street track, and an indoor multipurpose center at the high school.

Proposed package #3 includes nearly $3.7 million for items such as field turf at the high school track, track fencing and parking lot at Decatur High School and a separate gym at Rann Elementary.

The items included in the bond are subject to change, and Townsend said he expects some of the items might not make it into the final bond packages.

Some of the items in a package might be contingent on the passage of another package. For instance, if field turf at Eagle Stadium is approved by voters, then junior high games can be held there instead of the Thompson Street field, eliminating the need for the restrooms/concession stand project there.

The merits of presenting a single bond package rather than multiple bond packages was also discussed.

Jeff Robert, financial advisor with First Southwest, said it is rare to see more than two packages presented to voters.

“If you could package them together and you feel that it could pass, I would rather see you do that,” he said. “But if you’ve got those items that are maybe less critical that could defeat the whole package, a multiple proposition is probably the way to go.”

It is still up to the board to decide if the bond issue features one, two or three packages. Trustees are expected to vote on calling a bond issue at the January meeting.

In other business the board:

  • approved the annual audit report;
  • honored the Decatur High School volleyball team on their state championship;
  • honored the winners of the district’s Christmas card contest;
  • honored Jami Petty, a first grade teacher at Carson Elementary, as the district’s educator of the month;
  • honored Ann Boyles as the support staff employee of the month; and
  • recognized the work of Learning Ladder daycare.

Posted in News0 Comments

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Christmas Cheer

CHRISTMAS CHEER – Kalila Rodriguez is all smiles at Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Decatur Fire Department Saturday. She and many others munched on syrupy treats and met with Santa Claus. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Service with a Smile

SERVICE WITH A SMILE – Codie and Camryn Boyd line up for pancakes Saturday at Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Decatur Fire Department. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Finger Licking Good

FINGER-LICKING GOOD – Finn Waltrus demolishes a stack of pancakes and sausage before waiting in line to see Santa. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Sweet

SWEET – Sofia Waltrus smiles and puckers as she munches on pancakes Saturday morning. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Flipping Out

FLIPPING OUT – Decatur firefighters cook stacks of pancakes for hungry kids Saturday. Their cooker produced as many as 40 pancakes at a time and about 1,000 total for Breakfast with Santa. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

All Dressed Up

ALL DRESSED UP – Cody Johnson met Santa dressed as a fireman and accompanied by his teddy bear. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Tis the Season

‘TIS THE SEASON – Kenneth Harding holds baby boy Kaide Harding during Breakfast with Santa. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Making a List

MAKING A LIST – Santa greets four youngsters, each with a special gift request for Christmas. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Posted in Features, Photo Features0 Comments

Basketball: Hix, Eagles take down Indians

Basketball: Hix, Eagles take down Indians

With crisp ball movement, the Decatur Eagles created opportunities and Mason Hix cashed in Monday night.

The freshman big man posted a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Eagles to a 54-35 victory over the Sanger Indians at Decatur High School gym.

Ont he Move

ON THE MOVE – Decatur’s Cade Lamirand crosses halfcourt Monday in the Eagles’ win over Sanger. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

“We’re doing good things moving the ball, and the one guy that is finding chances to attack is Mason Hix,” said Decatur coach Drew Coffman. “When he got the ball in the high post he was aggressive.

ON THE DRIVE – Decatur’s Aaron Shetter takes the ball to the basket during the Eagles’ win over Sanger. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

“He’s getting better. We’ve harped on his defensive play. He’s very talented. But it’s a big transition from eighth grade to varsity. There’s highs and lows. Tonight was definitely a high.”

Hix scored 12 of his 23 points in the third quarter as Decatur opened up a 15-point lead, 42-27.

“I was trying to be more active than I’ve been in the past,” Hix said. “My teammates did a great job moving the ball.”

Hix also got the opportunities to maneuver inside after Decatur came out and punished the Sanger zone with perimeter shots to open the game. Holt Garner and Cade Lamirand hit 3-pointers to start a 16-3 run.

Decatur was 5-for-12 from beyond the 3-point arc.

“When you play a zone, if you can hit those outside shots, it changes the game,” Coffman said. “Then you can get the chances inside.”

Lamirand scored all nine of his points in the first quarter to help Decatur to an 11-point lead, 16-5.

Decatur also tightened up on the defensive end at the start, holding Sanger without a field goal until 2:05 of the first quarter. The Indians managed only 14 points in the first half, turning the ball over 10 times. Decatur led 26-14 at the break.

Monday closed a tough stretch of five games in five days for the Eagles, who finished third over the weekend at their own tournament. Decatur went 4-1 in those games with the lone loss coming to Ponder.

“It feels like an NBA schedule,” Coffman said. “But with young players sometimes the best thing is to play good competition and learn.”

Posted in Features, Sports0 Comments

Basketball: Two teams enter rankings

Two more Wise County basketball teams joined the Texas High School Basketball Association rankings this week.

The Bridgeport Bulls jumped into the 4A boys rankings at No. 16. The Paradise Lady Panthers debuted in the 3A poll at No. 24 after their 12-2 start.

The Decatur Lady Eagles, who dropped a second straight game Monday, were ranked No. 17 in the 4A girls poll released earlier in the day.

Slidell is No. 18 in the girls Class A poll.

Decatur is 21st in the 4A boys rankings.

Posted in Sports0 Comments

Basketball: Slidell earns sweep in Muenster

The Slidell Lady Greyhounds won the Sacred Heart Tournament over the weekend, moving to 12-3 on the season.

Tournament MVP Caitlin Pruett poured in 23 points to go along with six rebounds and five steals in the 55-28 win over Sacred Heart for the title.

Kayler Talamantes added 13 points and seven rebounds. Talamantes made the all-tournament team with Kylie Franklin.

“We played pretty well,” said Slidell coach Cody Vanover. “We started out fast and set the tone for the game.”

Slidell jumped on Sacred Heart 12-2 in the first quarter and led 28-8 at halftime.

The Lady Greyhounds held off Wichita Falls Notre Dame 37-36. Talamantes had 16 points and four rebounds. Franklin finished with 11 points.

Slidell hammered Gold-Burg 86-12. Pruett scored 25 points with 11 rebounds. Talamantes finished with 19 points and Franklin 17.

BOYD WINS CHICO TOURNEY

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets moved to 11-0, sweeping four games at the Chico Tournament over the weekend.

Boyd beat Forestburg 40-24, Graham 46-30, Chico 55-49 and Prairie Valley 50-10.

Kenzie Elkins put in 16 in the win over Forestburg. Lindsey Thorpe scored 24 against Graham. Karly Kenzie had 15 and Thorpe 14 in the victory over Chico. Thorpe finished with 19 against Prairie Valley.

BOWIE 69, DECATUR 35

The Decatur Lady Eagles fell behind Bowie 20-8 in the first quarter and could never catch up in a 69-35 loss Friday.

Makayla Mayfield led Decatur with 11 points. Hannah Dunning and Macen Stripling scored eight each.

FOSSIL RIDGE 57, NORTHWEST 51

The Northwest Lady Texans dropped their 5-6A opener Friday at Keller Fossil Ridge, 57-51.

Alexus Brigham led Northwest with 14 points. Maddie Dodgen had 11 points and Haley Johnson 10.

Posted in Sports0 Comments

Basketball: Sanger shoots down Lady Eagles

The Sanger Lady Indians missed only one shot in the final five minutes of the third quarter Monday, blowing open a tight game against the Decatur Lady Eagles.

COMING UP SHORT – Sanger’s Carissa Spiker lays in a ball in front of Decatur’s Makayla Mayfield. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

Sanger closed the third on a 21-5 run on the way to a 76-55 victory at Decatur High School gym.

“You’ve got to guard people – and tonight we didn’t guard anybody,” said Decatur coach Billy Garner. “It takes hard work to play defense. We’re not getting it done at that end.”

It was the Lady Eagles’ second straight loss as they fell to 10-3 on the year.

Sanger’s third-quarter run came after Decatur rallied from a six-point deficit to tie the game at 39 on a pair of free throws from Shelby Drews.

Sanger scored the next nine points, including the first of two 3-pointers by Brittany Donelson in the frame. She was one of four Lady Indians with at least five points in the third as Sanger outscored Decatur 25-13.

“We were helping off people and not playing good defense,” Drews said.

Down 16, 60-44, going to the fourth, the Lady Eagles couldn’t make a run. Breanna Henderson’s trey gave Sanger its largest lead, 24, at 74-50 with 2:51 left.

Offensively, Decatur managed to stay in the game early in spite of its turnovers. The Lady Eagles committed six of their 14 turnovers in the first quarter.

“Turnovers killed us,” Drews said.

Drews’ eight first-quarter points kept Decatur within three, 15-12, after the first quarter. She finished with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Sanger took an eight-point lead early in the second. Decatur clawed back to tie the game at 21 and take the lead on a Jasmyne Tate 3-pointer. Tate scored 12 points.

Macen Stripling added 10 points for the Lady Eagles.

Carissa Spiker dropped six points in the final 41 seconds of the first half to put Sanger up 35-31 at the break. Spiker led all scorers with 23 points.

Posted in Sports0 Comments

Opal C. Clemans

Opal C. Clemans

Opal C. Clemans, 98, a homemaker, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral was Dec. 15 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Danny Russell officiating. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Coy Cleveland, Melvin Meadows, Joe Tax, Jim Taylor, Seth Foster and Jimmy Gentry. Honorary pallbearers were Larry McBride and Sam Erwin.

Opal was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Cottondale to Robert and Nora (Helton) Carter. She married Charles L. Clemans June 13, 1944, in Fort Worth. Opal was a member of the Cottondale Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister Ruby Carter; and brothers Marice Carter and Herbert Carter.

She is survived by her son, W.R. “Bob” Clemans of Paradise; grandson Jason Clemans and wife, Christina, of Paradise; granddaughter Jodi Messenger and husband, Tommy, of Paradise; great-grandchildren Jana and Andrew Messenger and Katelyn Clemans; and many other family members and friends.

Posted in Obituaries0 Comments

Carolyn Kay Cleveland

Carolyn Kay Cleveland

Carolyn Kay Cleveland, 78, a retired teacher, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral was Dec. 16 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Danny Russell, Sam Starr and Robert Taylor officiating. Burial followed at Cottondale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Todd Meadows, Jim Garrett, Seth Foster, Jay Foster, Mark Neely and Coy Cleveland. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Meadows, Raymond Meadows and Marvin Crawford.

Carolyn was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Goose Creek to Elzie and Luella (Kay) Hollaway. She married Gerald Cleveland March 29, 1956, in Baytown. He preceded her in death in 2013.

Carolyn attended Abilene Christian College and retired from Santa Fe High School as a teacher. She was a Bible class teacher for preschool for 50 years and served as secretary for the Paradise Economic Development Corp.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Survivors include her daughters, Patti Tax and husband, Joe, of Paradise and Lori Rhodes and husband, David, of Grand Prairie; son Jerry Cleveland and wife, Linda, of Santa Fe; grandchildren James, Nathan, Eric, Jacob, Miranda, Ashley, Victoria, Jonathan and Katie; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.

Posted in Obituaries0 Comments

Emiliea Casillas Davila

Emiliea Casillas Davila

Emiliea Casillas Davila, 80, a homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral was Dec. 16 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Margarito Lara officiating. Burial followed at Mexican Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Benito Jose Davila, Joe Don McDaniel, Paul Michael Rodriquez, David Nicholas Rodriquez, Ryan Don McDaniel, William Riley Davila, Benisio Davila, Robert Harley Davila, William “Hank” Williams and James “Bubba” Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Ennis Davila Jr. and Carlos Davila Jr.

Emiliea was born March 10, 1934, in Bridgeport to Carlos and Josephine (Gurrola) Casillas. She married Benisio Davila Aug. 26, 1951, in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Benisio Davila Jr.; great-granddaughter Paige Davila; sisters Mary Sue Garces, Mikela Rios and Victoria Martinez; and brothers Serasin Casillas, Martin Casillas and Carlos Casillas.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Benisio Davila of Bridgeport; daughters Trinidad Cortez of Bridgeport and Lisa Hall and husband, Billy, of Decatur; sons Robert Davila and wife, Laura, of Alvord, Louis Davila and wife, Cassandra, of Bridgeport, Carlos Davila of Bridgeport, Joe Davila of Bridgeport, Ennis Davila of Bridgeport and Benito Davila of Bridgeport; 29 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Posted in Obituaries0 Comments

Brenda Jean Garvin

Brenda Jean Garvin

Brenda Jean Garvin, 62, a physical therapist assistant, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Bro. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brevon Blaylock, Christian Blaylock, Cody Yzaguirre, Lane Blaylock, Tyler Yzaguirre, Dylan Blaylock, Cason Blaylock and Joshua Garvin.

Brenda was born Oct. 16, 1952, in Decatur to Charles and Betty (Tadlock) Bradford. She married Bill Garvin Sr. Feb. 14, 1992, in Denton County, and she was a member of New Vision Ministries.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Charles Bradford; son Stephen Blaylock; daughter Shelly Blaylock; and brother David Bradford.

Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Bill Garvin Sr. of Decatur; daughter Tonya Grimes of Alvord; sons Chad Blaylock and Brad Blaylock, both of Justin, Billy Garvin Jr. of Bridgeport and Josh Garvin of Alvord; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her mother, Betty Bradford of Decatur; grandmother Arlie Weaver of Nocona; sisters Cyndie Bradford of Decatur and Dana Fowler of Boyd; daughter-in-law Laura Blaylock of Decatur; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Posted in Obituaries0 Comments

Login

Username:

Password:


Recover password | Create an Account