Written by Phil Cerroni
Arrangements by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 972-254-4242
Velma “Ann” Bunn, 88
August 25, 1924 – December 31, 2012
Linda Rae Villarreal, 74
November 24, 1938 – December 29, 2012
Bobbi Davis, 52
March 21, 1960 – January 2, 2013
Arrangements made by Chism-Smith Funeral Home, 972-259-7644
Alfredo Reyes Cruz, 53
November 17, 1959 - December 29, 2012
Edgar Kalarical Paul, 78
January 21, 1934 - December 25, 2012
Arrangements made by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 972-579-1313
Edward Robert “Ed” Blanchette
July 15, 1926 – December 27, 2012
Debra Wayne Greer Pierce Roberds
December 15, 1952 – December 28, 2012
Margaret “Peggy” Pinson
October 3, 1921 – December 30, 2012
Genevieve “Jay” Joutras
December 17, 1930 – January 1, 2013
Officer Corey Lee Cooksey
Officer Corey Lee Cooksey, 39, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 in Grapevine, Texas. He was born on October 30, 1973 in Odessa, Texas to Billy Mac Cooksey & Wanda Kay (Warlick) Cooksey. Corey was a 1992 graduate of Goldwaithe High School and Lincoln Technical School. He started his career with the Irving Police Department in February 1999 where he served in the Patrol, Traffic Motorcycle Divisions, was a Academy Instructor and a member of the Honor Guard. He was a member of the Irving Police Association and attended Fellowship of the Parks in Grapevine, Texas.
Corey was preceded in death by his brother, Bart Ray Cooksey. Corey is survived by his loving wife, Jo Annette (Ellis) Cooksey; son, Grayson Cooksey of Grapevine, Texas; parents, Bill & Wanda Cooksey of Mullin, Texas and sister-in-law, Mary Katherine Logan and husband, Brad of North Richland Hills, Texas.
The family received friends for visitation on Thursday evening from 6-8:00PM at Restland Coppell Chapel. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:00AM at Calvary Church with burial following at Oak View Cemetery in Mullin, Texas at 4:00PM.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to be made to the Corey Cooksey Memorial Fund, c/o Irving City Credit Union, Account 11684, 1408 W. Pioneer Dr., Irving, TX. 75061.
Queva Jack Curtis
Queva Jack Curtis, of Terrell, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012. She was born August 19, 1933 in Henryetta, Oklahoma. She was a member of First Christian Church in Irving for over 40 years prior to joining Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ in Terrell. Queva lived for her family and children. She is preceded in death by her one true love, Zelotus Woodson Curtis, Sr., and brothers James Derwood Leatherwood, Robert Lafayette Leatherwood, and Eldon Merle Leatherwood. She is survived by her children Richard Keith Curtis and wife Pam of Whitesboro, Debra Yvette Renfro and husband Robert of Terrell, Zelotus Woodson Curtis, Jr. and wife Misun of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Lori Ann Cathey and husband Butch of Quinlan, and Stephanie Lane Chandler and husband Darran of Irving; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sister Patsy Marsh of Irving; brothers Weldon Earl Leatherwood and wife Evelean of Ector, and Billy Glen Leatherwood and wife Patsy of Bristow, Oklahoma; and 10 granddogs. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Monday, January 7, 2013 at Brown’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Chisholm and Rev. Deborah Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 2-4 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Windsor Care Center, 250 W. British Flying School Blvd., Terrell, TX 75160.
Terry Wayne Douglas
Terry Wayne Douglas, age 53 of Irving, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012. He was born on May 16, 1959 in Ft. Worth to Robert and Marion Douglas. Terry was a Wrecker driver and an avid motorcycle rider. He and his wife Daphene loved to ride their motorcycle wherever they went. His favorite color was red and flower was the yellow rose of Texas. Terry would want you to remember: "Hold fast to your dreams cause your dreams give you wings." Survivors include, wife Daphene Douglas; father and step-mother, Robert and Linda Douglas; brothers, Robert Douglas, Dale Douglas; children, Jessicia and Tiffany; grandchildren, Gabby, Erika, Efrain Jr., Marc, Natalia, Rubi and Nahomi. A Memorial Service is 3:00 pm, Sunday, January 6th at Hope Fellowship. Arrangements by Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
William Earl Harrington, Jr.
William Earl Harrington, Jr., age 73 of Irving, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012 with his family by his side. He was born on December 15, 1939 in Dallas to William and Vera (Elkins) Harrington. Bill married the love of his life Julie Ollar 37 years ago. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Bill owned Bill's Custom Speed Equipment in Irving for over 45 years, he often said that his hobby was his profession. He built race cars and was the guy to go to when someone needed any aluminum welding done. Survivors include, wife Julie Harrington; daughter, Willyn McCree; son, William Harrington, III; numerous grandchildren and friends. Funeral Services were Friday, January 4th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home
Russell Trifovesti died December 31, 2012, from complications of pneumonia. He was 85 years old. He was born Rosario Trifileti on April 16, 1927, to Frank Trifileti, an Italian immigrant, and Viola Valmont in Clearfield, PA. He was the middle child of five boys – Tony, Jim, Sam and Frank. Russ attended college at Loch Haven Teacher’s College, where he was awarded his Bachelor’s Degree in English and History. He moved to Houston with his brother Tony to pursue a Law Degree, but soon decided to return to Pennsylvania. On his return trip home, Russ stopped in Dallas, curious to visit a city he might not have the opportunity to visit again. He met and married Thelma Jean Sims, and Dallas became his lifelong home for fifty-nine years. Russ and his wife Jean founded TWA Metals, Inc. in 1975, manufacturing metal drywall trims. In 1977, they founded T-5 Distributors, Inc., one of the first building material distribution companies in DFW. Russ pioneered the use of galvanized metal in the manufacture of drywall trims and invented the beveled edge aluminum paint spray shield. Russ and Jean later acquired T-6 Manufacturing, a paint tool line to complement their spray shield offering and T-5 Fasteners, a full line nut, bolt and screw distributorship. Over the course of 37 years, Russ and Jean have built a successful business legacy for their children, grandchildren and employees. Russ was a lifelong Catholic, unwavering in his faith. He was an active member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Irving and devoted supporter of the Discalced Carmelite Monastery in Dallas. He was quietly generous to those in need throughout his life. Russ was a devoted husband to his wife, Thelma Jean for 57 years. He was a loving father to his daughters Mary Louise and Trish, and to his son Russell II. He was a devoted father and grandfather to his grandson Christopher Trifovesti, and granddaughter Samantha Stowell. He was overjoyed at the birth of his great granddaughter Elena Trifovesti. The family received friends from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church prior to Rosary being said at 5:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Church with burial following at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas. With his passing, we reflect on his joy for life, his fortitude in work and his steadfast faith. Truly, he has fought the good fight. He has completed the course. He has kept the faith.