Phillip Gerald Vawter

Phillip “Jerry” Gerald Vawter, 78, of Aubrey, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his home.  He was born March 31, 1936 in El Centro, CA to Robert and Juanell (Crouch) Vawter.  Phillip married Gwen Elizabeth Clarke on May 10, 1963 in Escondido, CA.

Jerry lived in the North Texas area since 1984, was a life member of The American Quarter Horse Association, and owner of Jerry Vawter Quarter Horses. He was a prominent breeder of Quarter Horses since 1960, having raised many World Champions and was one of the nation’s leading breeders.

He is survived by his wife, Gwen of Aubrey; son, Greg and wife Rubina Vawter of The Woodlands; daughter, Jamie Dunning of Frisco; five grandchildren, Tyler Dunning, Hayden Dunning, Nathan Dunning, Robert Vawter, Alexis Vawter; sister, Pam and husband Jim Bruner of Oak Point; mother-in-law, Jean Clarke. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Valeriana Vawter; son-in-law, Dale Dunning.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Slay Memorial Chapel of Aubrey with Larry Sullivant officiating. Burial will follow at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey.

Donations may be made in Jerry’s honor to The Shepherd’s Storehouse, 1189 S. Hwy 377, Pilot Point, TX 76258 or to the local animal shelter, All American Dogs, 12860 Tischler Road, Pilot Point, TX 76258.


Ronnie Eugene Brockett

Ronnie Eugene Brockett, age 64, of Aubrey, passed away in Denton, September 12, 2014.

He was born to Herschell and Martha Whitfield Brockett, May 22, 1950 in Denton. Visitation was held Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Slay Memorial Chapel in Aubrey, at 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service following at 2. Burial took place at Belew Cemetery.  Jack Howard officiated. 

Mr. Brockett is survived by his mother, Martha Lambert of Aubrey; daughter, Angela Hoffman and husband, Pete of Irvine, CA; brother, Odell Brockett of Aubrey; sisters, Ava Kasich of Whitesboro, Rita York of Aubrey, and Sharion Brockett of Plano; also survived by Shaine and Tami Brockett. He is preceded in death by his father and brother, Herschell Wayne Brockett


Leo Ray Fore

Leo Ray Fore, 94, of Pilot Point, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Pilot Point.  He was born July 24, 1920 in Bloomfield Community, TX to E.R. and Lydia (Carroll) Fore.  Leo married VaLeria Goodger on December 16, 1939 in McKinney.

Leo served as a Baptist Deacon for 50 years, was a song leader for 30 years, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He lived near Pilot Point for 82 years. Leo was a stonemason, carpenter, farmer, and worked at Texas Woman’s University as an electrician for 16 years. He was in the United States Army under General Douglas MacArthur, serving in the Philippines and Korea.

He is survived by his daughter Pamela (Fore Norris) and husband Wendell Moseley of Pilot Point. Leo was preceded in death by his parents; wife, VaLeria; and son-in-law, Bo Norris.

Visitation was held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 with a graveside service following at 10:30 a.m. at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey. Buddy Owens, Jimmy Law, and Joe David Gist officiated.