Written by Phil Cerroni
Arrangements by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 972-254-4242
Indriati Tjahjono, 80
June 08, 1932 – March 06, 2013
Peggy Conner, 57
July 27, 1955 – March 11, 2013
Debra “Debi” Lynn Hoage, 60
September 24, 1952 – March 11, 2013
Arrangements by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 972-579-1313
June 19, 1961 – March 10, 2013
November 16, 1928 – March 12, 2013
Cynthia J. Miller
September 8, 1938 – March 12, 2013
Arnold Edward ‘Ed’ Fulbright
Arnold Edward ‘Ed’ Fulbright, 82, of Irving, Texas passed away on Saturday, March 9th at home surrounded by family including his wife, all of his children and their spouses, his sister and brother. He was born September 26, 1930 in Stamford, Texas to parents Finis Franklin and Willie Mae (Monsey) Fulbright. His family moved to Plano, Texas in 1945 where he met his wife, Betty Jo Collinsworth and they both graduated in the Plano Class of 1950 remaining life-long friends with many of their classmates and together traveled together until his health declined. They married December 28, 1950 and moved to Irving. After serving in the Marine Corps, Ed started his career in finance working for Grand Prairie State Bank in 1952 and later working for Texas Discount Co. in Dallas. In 1963 Ed purchased what would be ‘Ed’s Pawn Shop’ which he owned and operated with his wife Betty until April 1986. Through the years he owned several pawn shops, retiring in 1986 after selling the business. He also owned and operated Ed’s Marine Center in Irving for many years and during his career helped many people through the years to start their own businesses. Ed also had a career in Reserve Law Enforcement for approximately 37 years serving first the Irving Police Department retiring as Reserve Captain after 10 years. He then served 22 years as Dallas County Deputy Constable and retired as Acting Chief and later served as Reserve Deputy Constable in Denton County retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. He and Betty were members of the South MacArthur Blvd. Church of Christ in Irving since 1965. Ed was active with the Irving Chapter of AMBUCS and achieved Life Membership, #1 Chapter President in 2003-2004 and the following year #1 District Governor in the National Association. Ed gave generously of his time and brought great joy to himself and others by aiding people with disabilities achieve independent lifestyles through AMBUCS. Together Ed and Betty were named Irving’s ‘High Spirited Citizens’ Award in 1999 and enjoyed being a part of the ‘Irving Rat Pack’ and while both with this group and as a couple contributed many, many hours of service and money to numerous causes. Ed also enjoyed hunting and spending many seasons in his favorite sport and with Betty enjoyed traveling all over the world. Throughout his life he and Betty entertained at their home various charity and social events including the Annual Superbowl Party from 1982 through 2003. But with all these accomplishments and successes, nothing meant more to Ed than his family. His family, including the kids spouses which he considered his own kids, his grandchildren and great grandchildren meant ‘everything’ to he and Betty. He was so proud that a tradition of his namesake ‘Edward’ was passed on to one of his sons, two grandsons and two great-grandsons. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Mary Retta Lackey. Surviving Ed is his wife of 62 years Betty (Collinsworth) Fulbright; daughter and son-in-law Debra and Bruce Kitchens, of Irving; son and daughter-in-law David and Beverly Fulbright of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law Darryl and Kay Fulbright of Wimberly, Texas; granddaughter and husband Jennifer and Michael Boss of Wimberly; grandson and wife Brent and Emery Kitchens of The Woodlands, Texas; grandson Jason Fulbright of Wimberly; grandson and wife Allen and Crystal Fulbright of Austin; grandson and wife Colin and Nicole Fulbright of Germany; grandson Cameron Fulbright of Ardmore, Oklahoma; granddaughter Devon Fulbright of San Antonio; great grandchildren Meagan Boss of San Marcos, Taylor Boss of Wimberly, Adley Kitchens and Grant Kitchens of The Woodlands, Grayson Fulbright of San Antonio and Gavin Fulbright of Germany; sisters Dorothy Lee Pitman of Grand Prairie, Edna Faye Nanny of Arlington and June Locke of Grand Prairie; brother Tommy Fulbright of Antelope, Texas; aunt Wilma Fulbright of Gainesville; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; and great nephew Grayson Fulbright of Austin. In honor and in memory of Ed’s dedication and commitment to serving others, the family wishes all to consider a memorial to one of the following in lieu of flowers: AMBUCS Scholarship in the Name of Ed Fulbright, P.O. Box 5127, High Point, NC 27262; Irving Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 153705 Irving, TX 75015-9942, or The Salvation Army, 250 East Grauwyler Road, Irving, TX 75061. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Oak View Baptist Church in Irving. Burial followed at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. Arrangements made by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.
David Hilario, 62, of Irving, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, March 07, 2013, at Baylor Medical Center in Irving. Prayer services will be at 7:00 PM Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park. He was born December 8, 1950, in Big Spring to Josephine and Abelardo Hilario. David married Maria Salazar on November 28, 1970, in Big Spring. He was licensed to preach in 1974 and was ordained as a deacon in 1974, at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Big Spring. David was a member of La Cuidad of Irving. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring until moving to Irving in 1980. He was an optician at Sterling Jewelry. David is survived by his wife: Maria of Irving; three sons: David Hilario, Jr. and his wife Trish of Keller, Demetrius Hilario and his wife Teresa of Keller, and Dominic Hilario of Irving; two daughters: Deidra Banda and her husband Daniel of Ft. Worth and Danniel Harris and her husband Kenneth of Post; seven grandchildren: Isaiah, Debbie, Ty, Leah, Elizabeth, Evelyn and Zoey; one brother: Abelardo Hilario and his wife Christina of Big Spring; and three sisters: Olga Viera, Sylvia Rodriquez and her husband Johnny, and Elba Pina and her husband Lorenzo, all of Big Spring. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother: Ruben. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
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Cherish Wright, age 43, a resident of Irving for 26 years, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at her home. Born April 19, 1969 in Borger, Texas, she was an administrative assistant in the Irving Independent School District for 13 years. She was heavily involved with the Hawk’s Baseball League and an avid Texas Rangers fan. She was a member of Oak View Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Don Wright of Irving; three sons, T. J. Wright, Zack Wright, and Aaron Wright; her mother Marilyn Boness and husband Al of Forney; father Edward Waters and wife Sarah of Mississippi; two sisters, Michelle Marker of Irving and Chris Denelas and husband LeRoy of Oklahoma; two brothers Edward Waters, Jr. and wife Cindy of Virginia and Robert Gould of Forney. Memorials may be made to Oak View Baptist Church, 1004 South Story Road, Irving, TX 75060. Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013 at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 606 W. Airport Freeway. The funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at Oak View Baptist Church in Irving with Dr. Jim Gerlach officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.