Written by Staff
Arrangements by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 972-254-4242
James R. Brown, 81
November 14, 1931 – March 28, 2013
Deanna Marie Martinez, 44
December 22, 1968 – March 31, 2013
Arrangements by Chism-Smith Funeral Home, 972-259-7644
Lowell Max McMann, 79
January 6, 1934 - April 3, 2013
Billie Joan McMann, 79
September 27, 1933 - March 30, 2013
Jack William Stewart, 87
August 11, 1925 - March 31, 2013
Wynonah Lines, 95
August 10, 1917 - April 3, 2013
Evelyn Sue Sherrill, 69
September 12, 1943 - March 29, 2013
Dorothy Oelke, 80
July 31, 1932 - March 28, 2013
Arrangements by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 972-579-1313
Robin Elaine Wiese
March 11, 1959 – April 1, 2013
Donald Lee Bailey
Donald Lee Bailey, of Irving, passed away April 2, 2013. He was born December 26, 1941 in Dallas, to Leonard Odell Bailey and Juanita (Brown) Bailey. He is survived by his son, Scooter Bailey; granddaughter, Hannah Bailey; grandson, Dylan Brown; sister, Dorothy Cason; sister-in-law, Laura Bailey; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at Noon Friday, April 5, 2013, at Kit Cemetery in Irving, officiated by Chaplain Shirley Stark. Arrangements made by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.
Cecelia Ann Heflin
Cecelia Ann Heflin, age 65 of Venus, TX, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. She was born September 30, 1947 to O.M. and Cora Cherry in Sulphur Springs, TX. Her mother precedes her in death. As a child, Cecelia always loved being outside riding her bicycle. According to her father she loved it so much she wore two of them out. Cecelia was a member of the 4H club in Barstow, Texas where she grew up and Graduated from Irving High School. She worked for the Irving ISD driving a school bus, which was one of her favorite jobs. Later in life Cecelia turned to Accounting and ended up working for PHH for 20 years. She loved horses and through the years owned a couple. Most of all Cecelia loved her family, children, grandchildren and her great- grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Jason Heflin and wife, Renee; daughter, Stacy Cody and husband, Robby; father, O.M. Cherry and wife, Delores; brother Doug Cherry and wife Martha and sister Jeanne Walker. Grandchildren, Brittany, Randy and wife, Stephanie, Lillian, Trenton, and Anyssa; great grandchildren, Jaiden, Colton, and Conor, nieces and nephews Joyce, Elizabeth, Mark ,Todd, Amy, Robin, and numerous great nieces and nephews, family and friends and her dog, Hailey which she loved very much. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Oak View Baptist Church in Irving. Cecelia will forever be in our hearts.
Doris Christene Melton
Doris Christene Melton, 86, of Irving, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Lewisville, Texas. Born on a white Christmas Morning on her parents farm, Doris Christene Melton "Tene” to her friends came into the world. She had 11 brothers and sisters. She attended Frost High where she was a cheerleader. She married her best friend, Syble's cousin while he was home on leave from WW II. She was 17 years old. Ethan and Christene were stationed in Charlotte, North Carolina until War was over. She was very homesick being away from her big family. They moved to Oak Cliff where their son David was born in 1949. Daughter Chrisanne followed in 1952. The family moved to Irving, Texas in 1953. Ethan and Christene both worked in Grand Prairie for LTV. Christene was a PBX operator at LTV. She later worked at Scotty Aluminum Products where she retired in 1991. Christene and Ethan lived in the same house on Lawrence Street for over 50 years. They attended Plymouth Park Baptist Church for 5 decades. Christene will always be remembered for her good deeds. Always taking care of others especially when they were sick or their spirits were broken. She so loved her trips with her church JOY group. After she retired she traveled the country with her husband, Big Irv, Ethan’s only brother, and his wife Jean. Christene loved to cook, laugh, play dominos, and had a passion for shopping. She so loved her TEXAS RANGERS AND DALLAS MAVERICKS! She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ethan W. Melton. She is survived by son, David Melton and wife Lucy; daughter, Chrisanne and her Four Star Husband, Jeff Lanier; grandchildren, Kealey Melton, Casey Melton and his wife Natalie, Morgan Rochas and her husband Jaime Rochas; great grandchildren, include Donovan, Kobe, Sydney and Presley. She is also survived by her brother, Ramsey Fields and his wife Joyce; and many cousins and other family members. A special thanks to the wonderful women at Cimmaron house in Lewisville for all their love and care during her lengthy illness. A visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Monday at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home. Service was 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving with Pastor Ken Branam officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
Martha Alice Messler
Martha Alice Messler passed away on April 1, 2013. Martha was born on May 6, 1924 in pleasant hill, Missouri to Howard & Martha Kyle. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Dale Messler; two daughters, Cheryl Davidson & Joyce Herdman; one granddaughter, Trisha Sheffield and one grandson, Joshua Herdman; and two great grandchildren, Lauren & Mason Sheffield. Martha & Dale lived in Irving and were members of Good Shepherd Lutheran church from 1954 to 1984. They moved to Granbury, Texas in 1984; and returned to Irving to be near family in 2006.