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Jack Rowland Parker

FARMERS BRANCH — Jack Rowland Parker, 86, of Farmers Branch, Texas, went to be with his Lord on September 21, 2021. Jack was born in Dallas on May 7, 1935 to loving parents, Ralph and Audrey (Rowland) Parker. He grew up in Longview, coming back to Dallas in 1953 to attend SMU. In the late 50’s he lived in Amarillo for three years before returning to Dallas. It was during that time he met his wife-to-be, Mary Lynn Peveto, who was a Top Ten Texas Tech Beauty from Lubbock.
FARMERS BRANCH, TX
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Former Star-Telegram editor Blackman dies

Michael L. Blackman, who described himself on his Facebook page as “Just a boy from West Texas lucky enough to work with some of the best journalists in the business,” died Sept. 23. He was 77 and had been in poor health for a number of years. Mr. Blackman became...
FORT WORTH, TX
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Jeff Adkinson

Jeff Adkinson, 63, business leader, husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on August 31, 2021 with his beloved wife, Jan, by his side. Born in Schwabach, Germany on July 24, 1958, to Phillip and Heidi Adkinson, Jeff grew up in Germany and then spent his teenage years in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended Widefield High School in Security, Colorado and graduated in 1976. During high school, he was involved in the Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC). Following high school, Jeff enlisted in the United States Navy where he attended Navy Seal training and served honorably for our country. He was extremely patriotic. Jeff’s career path began in high school where he worked at a local paint store. Years later, his business career took off as he climbed the corporate ladder of Sherwin Williams. He repeatedly received recognition for his outstanding sales achievements and accomplishments. He left Sherwin Williams more than twenty years ago, but he is still well known for his remarkable success throughout the company. In time, Jeff’s career led him to a small construction company where weekly he would travel to Louisiana helping Hurricane Katrina victims rebuild their lives. He would often leave Monday mornings and return home on Friday nights. Although this was rewarding and difficult work, he missed his wife. Therefore, he decided to remain home in Coppell, Texas where he started Right Choice Painting & Construction, a family-owned and operated, residential painting company. Eventually, the company grew through Jeff’s expansion to include residential remodeling and roofing. Jeff and Jan built a successful business that periodically employed over 100 people. Their motto was “never leave a job until the customer is happy,” and each job was treated as if it was being completed in their own home. Their company was Award Winning with over 100 customer service awards that included Texas Small Business Champion and Coppell Chamber Business of the Year. Jeff was also community minded. He served on the Coppell Chamber of Commerce Board for three years and stepped up to fill the role of treasurer for one of those years. In addition, he felt it was important to support the community which he did by donating to numerous city organizations. Jeff was extremely athletic, and he loved sports. It was often you would see a Right Choice vehicle at Riverchase Golf Club on Friday afternoons. He was a huge fan of John Elway and the Denver Broncos, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the details and statistics of his favorite teams. He was full of life and full of energy. He loved to dance; he loved disco; and he loved his music loud and on repeat. Jeff and Jan constantly talked about how grateful they were for their love and relationship. Anyone who was around them knew how deeply they loved each other. He loved family time, especially Sunday afternoons with his wife, children, and eventually grandchildren. As a matter of fact, his last trip was early July to Charleston, South Carolina to meet his brand-new grandson. He was looking forward to retiring at year’s end so that he and Jan could road trip around the United States to visit family and some of their favorite places, like Las Vegas and Boca Raton. Surviving is his wife of nearly 25 years, Jan Wagner Adkinson; his mother, Heidi Adkinson and the late Phillip Ray Adkinson II; his brother, Ronald Adkinson and his wife Laurie; his son, Craig Adkinson and his wife Karen, his daughters Jordan Mederos and her husband Kyle, Kalie Nitzsche, and Jenna Harper and her husband Stiles. He is also survived by his grandchildren who lovingly called him “Poppy”: his 6 granddaughters Emily Adkinson, Roen Mederos, Elle Nitzsche, Blair Harper, Halle Adkinson, Wrenn Adkinson and his newborn grandson Andrew Harper.
COPPELL, TX
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Eva Jo “Jody” Rhea

Eva Jo “Jody” Rhea, 76, a longtime resident of Irving, TX died Friday, September 17,…. … To continue reading this article, please subscribe to Rambler Newspapers. By subscribing, you are supporting local community journalism and the writer who wrote this article. Please contact (972) 870-1992 or subscribe@ramblernewspapers.net for more information.
IRVING, TX
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Joseph Ervin Ballew

HALTOM CITY, Texas — Capt. Joseph Ervin Ballew (U.S. Air Force, retired) died at his home in Haltom City, Texas, on Sept. 18, 2021. The military called him Joe. His family called him Ervin. Ervin was born in Magnolia, Mississippi, on Aug. 25, 1938, to Elsie W. and James Ellis...
HALTOM CITY, TX
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Ruth Green, 90, of Comanche

Ruth Green, age 90, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on December 7, 1930, in Loop, Texas, to Alvy Dock and Lula Thelma (Bowden) Dewbre. On May 28, 1955, she was united in marriage to M. L. Green in Early, Texas, and together they raised three sons. M. L. preceded her in death on December 23, 2013.
COMANCHE COUNTY, TX
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John Russell Todd, Jr.

The family of John “Buddy” Russell Todd, Jr. is saddened to announce his passing on September 13, 2021, just shy of his 85th birthday. Buddy was born in Pittsburgh, KS on September 28th, 1936 and grew up in Ft. Smith, AR. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s in Business Administration and relocated to Dallas proper in his late 20’s where he made lifelong friends. Later, in the early 70’s, he relocated to Flower Mound where he and his wife, Susan, raised their family. Impassioned with the town, he found a great community of people and became active in the town council. He was an independent sales representative for various manufacturers of baby furniture and supplies. Buddy had a great passion for aviation! His residence included a grass runway where he enjoyed flying vintage airplanes. There he also raised a herd of buffalo and supported the preservation of the declining American Bison population. He loved animals, outdoor activities and spending time with his family. His interest in flying inspired both his children to pursue careers in aviation as well. Always the life of the party, Buddy was a very social guy who loved to initiate dinners and get-togethers with friends. Buddy enjoyed learning about history and taking road trips across the country. Always fascinated with trains, he collected Lionel models and even an actual caboose. An enthusiasm for history also led him to collecting World War II Army vehicles or anything else unique he found on his road trips. He was truly one of a kind and never ordinary! Preceded in death by parents John and Pearl Todd, he will be lovingly remembered by his sister Catherine Mutch, former spouse Susan Todd, son Mark and daughter Tiffany. Buddy will be dearly missed by so many loyal, caring friends and neighbors. The family wishes to send a special thanks to the staff at Ardent Hospice, all his caretakers and friends for their help and compassion during his final months. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Please join us for a Memorial Service on Friday Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. at Flower United Methodist Church, 3950 Bruton Orand Blvd., Flower Mound, TX 75022.
FLOWER MOUND, TX
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William G. Knighton, 89

ARLINGTON, Texas — William Graham Knighton passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones in Arlington, Texas, on July 4, 2021, after a long struggle following a stroke and declining health issues. He was 89 years young and loved life!. Bill was born in Great Neck, New York, to...
ARLINGTON, TX

David Bartlett Boothe

David Bartlett Boothe, born in Ft. Worth on November 10, 1957, passed away on August 27, 2021. Bart, as he was known to all, loved socializing and never met a stranger. He was the life of the party, always laughing, smiling, and yes, loud. He was a loving, giving, and dedicated husband, father, brother, and friend. He was fiercely loyal to those he loved, and his daughters meant everything to him. As a brother and friend, he was a good listener, always sharing kind words and advice while not forcing his opinions on you. He grew up in Troup, Texas, and spent his early adult life in San Antonio, Texas. He excelled and loved his work in the insurance claim field. He moved to Dallas in the early 90’s and lived in Flower Mound since 2002. He is survived by his wife Toni, daughters Hannah and Katie, brother, Jody Boothe and his wife Gina of Tyler, Texas, sister Jamie Springer and her husband Frank Springer of Overton, Texas, nephews Clint Wilson, Craig Stuart, Jackson Hefler, and other extended families. He was preceded in death by his parents Joann Boothe and James David Boothe. His was a life beautifully lived on his terms. Although our hearts are broken, he would want us to keep living our best life. We know he will be walking beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, missed, but held in our hearts until we meet again.
FLOWER MOUND, TX
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Ruth Green

Ruth Green, age 90, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on December 7, 1930, in Loop, Texas, to Alvy Dock and Lula Thelma (Bowden) Dewbre. On May 28, 1955, she was united in marriage to M. L. Green in Early, Texas, and together they raised three sons. M. L. preceded her in death on December 23, 2013. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and, when her sons were growing up she was very involved with all their activities. She spent her entire working life as a school teacher, not only teaching academics, but instilling in her students a sense of purpose and good citizenship. After many, many, years she retired from Comanche Independent School District. Ruth was a member of South Leon Baptist Church, Eastern Star, and Retired Teachers of Texas.
FORT WORTH, TX
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Emory Don Hilton

Emory Don Hilton, 99, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, to go live with his Heavenly Father. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
DECATUR, TX
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Agnes Mayhew

Agnes Mayhew, 91, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at home in Boyd. Visitation is noon Thursday, Sept. 30, at Williams and Lucas Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with a graveside service afterward at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Agnes was born Dec. 13, 1929,...
BOYD, TX
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Ruth Green

Ruth Green, age 90, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on December 7, 1930, in Loop, Texas, to Alvy Dock and Lula Thelma (Bowden) Dewbre. On May 28, 1955, she was united in marriage to M. L. Green in Early, Texas, and together they raised three sons. M. L. preceded her in death on December 23, 2013. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and, when her sons were growing up she was very involved with all their activities. She spent her entire working life as a school teacher, not only teaching academics, but instilling in her students a sense of purpose and good citizenship. After many, many, years she retired from Comanche Independent School District. Ruth was a member of South Leon Baptist Church, Eastern Star, and Retired Teachers of Texas.
FORT WORTH, TX
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Chester Tucker

Chester D. Tucker, 97, passed away on September 18, 2021. He was the solid rock of his entire family. A true patriot, he lived his love of God, family, and country throughout his life. Chester earnestly sought for truth and shared passionately with others. He was respected by those who knew and loved him.
WEATHERFORD, TX
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Janus “Don” Ramsey

January 9, 1935 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 86) Services for Janus Don Ramsey, 86, retired Construction Inspector for the Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation, will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken May officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Rosehill Cemetery in Cleburne, Texas. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:00-10:00 AM at Lacy Funeral Home.
CLEBURNE, TX
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Martha Dean Adams Wood

Body Martha Dean Adams Wood, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, departed this world Sept. 12, 2021, at age 91, in peace at home in Weatherford. Born to Erna and Maud Adams, of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Oct. 18, 1929, she was three months premature (weighing only 1 pound and 8 ounces) and was incubated on the oven door of the kitchen stove.
WEATHERFORD, TX
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Janus Don Ramsey

Stephenville - Services for Janus Don Ramsey, 86, retired Construction Inspector for the Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation, will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken May officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Rosehill Cemetery in Cleburne, Texas. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:00-10:00 AM at Lacy Funeral Home.
STEPHENVILLE, TX
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Billie M. Banks-Johnson

Billie M. Banks-Johnson passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at her home in Argyle, TX surrounded by her loving family. She was 94. She was born October 5, 1926 to Willis & Mamie Hawkins in De Kalb, Texas. She graduated from De Kalb High School in 1944 and married Jimmie Loyd Yates in October 1944. They had 3 children, Melba, Jimmie & Twyla. Billie was retired from RRAD and a member of the Lake Dallas Church of Christ. She loved to quilt, read, attend ladies class at church, country music concerts and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bobby W. Hawkins, her son Jimmie W. Yates and her second husband, Oscar Joe Banks. Billie is survived by her husband, Thomas Gary Johnson of Argyle, Texas; her two daughters, Melba Hergenrader of Argyle, Texas and Twyla Williams and husband, Joe of Flower Mound, Texas; her sister, Bettie Stout of De Kalb, Texas; five grandchildren, Darla Colvin Berg and husband, Chuck of Keller, Texas, Tammie Yates Erwin and husband, Lee of Texarkana, Arkansas, Chad Colvin and fiancé, Cassandra McCollum of Argyle, Texas, Shane Yates of De Kalb, Texas, Jason Coleman and wife, Sharla of Highland Village, Texas, 8 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren and many more relatives and friends. Thanks so much to her Primary Caregivers: Gary, Melba, Chad, Cassandra, Jan Parish and Holy Savior Hospice staff that took such loving care of Billie and made it possible for her to live at home as that was her wish to be cared for by her family. Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Woodmen Cemetery Pavilion in De Kalb, Texas with Gary Johnson and Robby Bates officiating. Interment will follow at Woodmen Cemetery under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, September 17, 2021 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas. Memorials may be made to Lake Dallas Church of Christ, P.O. Box 340, Lake Dallas, TX 75065. Online registration at www.batesfamilyfuneralhome.com.
DE KALB, TX