Betty Rose (Gheen) Byrom

Funeral services for Betty Rose (Gheen) Byrom, 81, were held Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Collinsville, Texas with Rev. Keith Byrom and Rev. Jerry Davis officiating.  Interment followed at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey, Texas.  Visitation was held Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Meador Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home, Whitesboro, Texas.  She passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born to John Forest and Rosie Elizabeth (George) Gheen on January 8, 1933 in Gribble Springs, Texas.  She married Thomas Weldon Byrom October 4, 1952 in Denton, Texas.

She was a member of Crossroads Church of Collinsville, Texas and spent all her adult life as a career mom, dedicating her life to her children.  She was a devout Christian serving the Lord faithfully.  She loved to serve the church, her family and others.  She enjoyed playing the piano and playing “42”.  She was a dedicated wife for over 60 years and was also a devoted sports fan for all her children and grandchildren.  She loved Southern Gospel Music, enjoyed traveling and music cruises.  A very vibrant lady!

She is survived by 5 sons; Thomas W. Byrom, Jr. and wife, Rita of Collinsville, John Byrom and wife, Betty of Collinsville, Phillip Byrom of Calera, Oklahoma, Mark Byrom and wife, Pam of Whitesboro, and Keith Byrom and wife, Donita of Collinsville; grandchildren, Trey Byrom, Jennifer Husbands and husband, Chad, Amy Byrom, Stacy Byrom, Corey Byrom, Phillip Alexander Byrom, Stacy Escamilla, Jeff & and wife, Jacey Matlock, David Byrom, Daniel Byrom, Josh Byrom and Aaliyah Byrom; sister-in-law, Betty Gheen of Denton.

Pallbearers are grandsons:  Alex Byrom, Josh Byrom, Daniel Byrom, David Byrom, Corey Byrom, Jeff Matlock, Trey Byrom and Chad Husbands.

She was preceded in death by husband, Tom Byrom; 4 brothers, Vic Gheen, Cleo Gheen, John Gheen and Dwight Gheen.

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Evelyn Helen Wimmer Mages

Evelyn Helen Wimmer Mages went to her eternal home on October 16, 2014 in Irving. A visitation was from 5:00 - 6:00 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014, with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM following the visitation at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Celebration Mass of her life was at 4:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gainesvillle, on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Burial followed at the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lindsay under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mages was born on July 25, 1924 in Muenster to John Nicholas and Matilda Ann (Ostrowsky) Wimmer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Eddie Mages; son Edmund Mages II; granddaughter Marsha Hunter Clark; five sisters Caroline, Mamie, Genevieve, Irene, and Agnes; two brothers Richard, and Edmon.

She was a mother, grandmother, and sister that enjoyed years of being a seamstress and going dancing with her husband. In later years, she was well known for her homemade cinnamon rolls and lemon pies that she baked and shared with neighbors. She will be greatly missed by all.

She is survived by daughter Shirley Norton; daughter Nancy Logan; daughter Rosemary Corey and her husband Barry; daughter Barbara Cleveland and her husband Ronald; son David Mages; sister Angie Hromcik; sister Dorothy Elpers; sister Lucille Newara; and brother Arnie Wimmer. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Norton, Stuart Gregor, Kenny Corey, John Hunter Jr., Mark Mages, and Leslie Mages.

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Bobby Jack Brooks

Bobby Jack Brooks, 56, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2014 in Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.

Bobby was born November 4, 1957 in Perryton, Texas to Joe and Mary Lee Brooks.  He was a hard working electrician who enjoyed his family, especially his kids and grandkids.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Tena Brooks; and sister, Sue Bond.

Survivors include his sons, Bobby Jack Brooks II of Whitesboro, Christopher Marple and wife Nikki of Tioga, Texas; daughters, Mandy Taylor and husband, Patrick of Whitesboro, Amy Ellis and husband, Richard of Corpus Christi, Chelsea Brooks of Arkansas, Kristal Landers and husband Gene of Southmayd, Texas; 11 grandchildren and one on the way; one great-grandchild due to arrive at the end of January; and brothers, Randy Brooks of Amarillo and David Brooks of Corsicana.