Written by Phil Cerroni
Arrangements by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 972-254-4242
Kathryn Coultas Downer, 66
July 03, 1946 – February 20, 2013
Rosemary Allman, 86
November 06, 1926 – February 28, 2013
George W, Smith, Jr., 76
February 27, 1936 – February 26, 2013
Vlasta Shrum, 94
May 23, 1918 – February 27, 2013
Jimmy Brockway, 75
August 18, 1937 – March 03, 2013
Arrangements by Chism-Smith Funeral Home, 972-259-7644
Catherine Woodford, 66
August 16, 1946 - March 1, 2013
Marion Grantham, 74
January 8, 1939 - February 27, 2013
Manuelita Gonzales, 54
October 28, 1958 - February 22, 2013 (DOB: 10/28/1958)
Raphael McAlister, 92
May 29, 1920 - February 26, 2013
Donna Badgett, 61
March 27, 1951 - February 27, 2013
Arrangements by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 972-579-1313
September 22, 1928 – February 27, 2013
November 10, 1925 – March 1, 2013
Leonard Wayne Holle
April 4, 1943 – March 4, 2013
Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home, 972-438-7900
Abel Cisneros, 31
May 1, 1981 - March 4, 2013
Clint Scott Blackstone
Clint Scott Blackstone, on the morning of February 27, 2013, a son, brother, uncle and friend to many passed to Heaven from his beloved mountain home on Mount Burney near Kingston, Arkansas. Clint Blackstone was born on November 23, 1963 to Warren L. Blackstone and Jamae R. Applewhite. He is survived by his father Warren and stepmother Sharon, brothers Bret and Eric, sisters Missy, Sydney and Tina. Clint was a 1982 graduate of Lewisville High School and attended the DeVry Institute. He worked in the family floorcovering business as well as the construction industry. Clint has recently completed extensive renovation and construction projects on his farm. He had many struggles in his life and had endured much. He had been on a long road to recovery since the loss of his leg after a tractor accident two summers ago. Many were astounded that he survived the accident as he was pinned between a tree and the tractor for nearly 24 hours. Clint was a tough man. He also was a compassionate man, as he often reached out to those in need. He was fearless, fun loving and hilarious. He was brave and always took the bull by the horns. He always went to the edge. He was talented. He loved his family. He loved his friends. He had a lot of love in his heart for everyone. He was a humble and simple man. Those that knew him well knew him as ‘Jive’. We take comfort in knowing that by surviving the accident he got a chance to know just how much he was loved. We also take comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain and struggling, that he is with his mother, with whole mind and body, embraced by our loving Heavenly Father. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Brown’s Memorial Chapel with burial following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Dear Brother, a soul of great worth, we love you, and we will miss you…until we see you again. Arrangements made by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.
Larry Jordan, age 62, a lifelong resident of Irving, went on to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Irving. Born April 24, 1950 in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of James “J.E.” Jordan, Sr. and Bonnie Brown Jordan. Preceded in death by his father, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dorenda Jordan of Irving; daughters, Penny Jordan, and Jeanie Rivers and husband Joseph, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Julie Rivers, and Erika Watkins and husband Robert; great grandchildren, Rylee and Kaylee; mother, Bonnie Jordan; and brother, James E. Jordan, Jr. and wife Carol, all of Savannah, Texas. Service was 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Crown Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation was prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mary Sue Lumbley
Mary Sue Lumbley, of Irving, passed away March 4, 2013. She was born on November 24, 1928 in Port Arthur, TX to James Arthur Scofield and Alma Jewel Cavin. She taught school at T. J. Lee Elementary in Irving and retired after thirty years of teaching. She was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association and the Irving Book Club. Sue is survived by her son, Steven Lumbley and wife Bobbie of Irving; daughter, Maryann Lumbley of Mesquite; granddaughters, April Lumbley and Stephanie Lumbley; and great granddaughter, Genesis Lumbley, all of Irving. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church, with Reverend Ken Branam officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family requests that Memorials be made to Plymouth Park Baptist Church Missions Ministries, 1714 N. Story Road, Irving, TX 75061. Arrangements made by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.
Carmen C. Urias, P.C.
Carmen C. Urias, P.C., age 46, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in Irving, TX. She was born on July 29, 1966 in Midland, TX. She is survived by her parents Ramon G. Carrasco and Beatriz Meraz Carrasco; ex-husband, Noe Urias; son, Noe Michael Urias; grandson, Eden Jude Urias; siblings, Michelle Carrasco Fuentes, Anthony Ray Carrasco, and Elizabeth Carrasco. Carmen C. Urias was a skilled family law attorney in the DFW area. She received her Computer Technology undergraduate degree from the DeVry Institute of Technology and her Juris Doctorate from the Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Carmen was a member of the Dallas Bar Association and had served on the Irving Planning and Zoning Committee. Carmen was a trusted and compassionate attorney and Guardian Ad Litem working hard for child advocacy, child neglect and child abuse cases. Carmen also volunteered for many pro-bono (without compensation) cases. Her sense of humor, efficient and professional attitude is what made her a very special human-being that will truly be missed by her family and friends. Carmen had a positive effect on an endless list of friends, clients, and relatives. A Rosary and Viewing were held at 7pm Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, in Irving with Deacon Ron Morgan leading. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Carmen C. Uriaswas held at 1pm Monday, March 4, 2013 at Holy Family of Nazareth Church, 2330 Cheyenne, Irving, TX, with Rev. Msgr. Jerome Duesman presiding. Burial followed at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Lungevity.org. We love you Carmen. May you rest in peace and we will see you on the other side!