2012-11-28 E-Edition

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

COUNCIL RENEWS CONTRACTS – The Decatur City Council Monday renewed the city’s contract with Wise County Appraisal District for 2013, assuring that the district will continue not only to appraise property, but to assess and collect property taxes for the city. The council also approved on second reading a renewal that extends its contract for solid waste and recycling with […]

Ruben Zapata

Ruben Zapata, 65, of Runaway Bay died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Ruben was born Feb. 6, 1947, in Del Rio to Manuel and Juanita (Mendoza) Zapata. He served in the 3rd Recon of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and married Carolyn […]

James Edward Wallace Sr.

James Edward Wallace Sr., 73, a retired auto mechanic, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Springtown. The funeral was Nov. 26 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Bro. John Miller officiating. Pallbearers were Louie Winters, Jamie Wallace, Shad Wallace, Carl Tackett Jr., Glenn Davis Jr. and Frank Ferrira. James was born Feb. 2, 1939, to Andrew and Bessie (Huckabee) […]

Josh Smith

Josh Smith, 24, a military historian, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Aurora. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Del Noska officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2. Pallbearers are Henry Junkert, Max Junkert, David Junkert, Tracy Smith, Dwayne Strand and Mark Sanders. Josh was born Nov. 24, […]

Bobbie Schlumbohm

Bobbie Schlumbohm, 83, a homemaker, died, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Decatur. Graveside service was Nov. 27 at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Louis Horton officiating. Bobbie was born Aug. 21, 1929, in Decatur to Hobert and Floy Edna (Phillips) Israel. She married J.H. Schlumbohm in 1951 and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She is survived by a […]

James D. ‘Donnie’ Renfro

James D. “Donnie” Renfro, 64, a heavy equipment operator, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Boyd. Donnie was born Jan. 20, 1948, to James and Carmon (Phelps) Renfro in Leonard. He married Debra Graham Sept. 21, 1991, in Dallas. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. Donnie was a member of the […]

Gary Wayne Fulton

Gary Wayne Fulton, 60, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Decatur. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Bethel Cemetery with Richard Fulton officiating. Gary was born June 27, 1952, in Decatur to J. D. and Peggy (McQuinn) Fulton. He married LaDonna Jones Nov. 3, 1997, in Decatur. Survivors include his father, Jimmy Fulton and wife, Betty, of […]

Oleta Jacobs Duvall

Oleta Jacobs Duvall, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Decatur. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Oleta was born March 12, 1940, in Decatur to Albert Louis and Ruby (McWhirter) Harder. Oleta married Alfred Lee Jacobs in 1957, and they were married 38 years until his death in 1995. In […]

Jon Waymond Beck

Jon Waymond Beck, 77, of Justin died in a Dallas hospital Friday, Nov. 23, following a brief illness. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Justin United Methodist Church with burial at Justin Cemetery. The Rev. Buster Noah and the Rev. Mel West will officiate. The family requests memorials be made to the Justin United Methodist Church, 205 […]