Brandon James Morphis, 11, of Midlothian, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. James was born on June 14, 2003 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He enjoyed listening to music and holding his favorite blanket. James was preceded in death by his siblings, Laney and Jacob Morphis. James is survived by his parents, Wyatt and Linda (Powers) Morphis of Midlothian, Texas, sisters, Christy Bray, Cassie Morris (Justin), Valerie Morphis, Ericka Morphis, brothers, Chad Morphis (Jennifer), Corey Morphis, Jimmy Morphis and Donald Morphis, nephews, Colton and Cameron and a niece, Katie.
Paul George Lamarre, Jr., loving husband and father, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2014 ending his courageous battle with cancer. Weakened in body, but never in spirit, his faith and his love for God were contagious. Paul was born January 28, 1972 in Webster, MA. to Paul George Sr. and Kathleen Rose Lamarre. He married Sheila Collins on April 8, 2000 in Asheville, N.C. They had three wonderful children, two girls and a boy. Paul served in the Navy during Operation Desert Storm as a Nuclear Machinist mate or “Nuke” as the position was also known, aboard the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS MISSISSIPPI. A graduate of Dallas Baptist University, he worked as a Supply Chain manager for Poly America. He was a member of Retta Baptist Church in Burleson. He also attended the DFW Writers’ Workshop in Euless where he once served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. Paul was a self-proclaimed geek who loved science fiction and was the author of several published short stories. He is survived by his wife, Sheila, children, Megan Kathleen, Sarah Elizabeth and Joshua Paul, all of Midlothian, parents, Paul George Sr. and Kathleen of Thompson, CT, grandmother, Jessie Hughes of Webster, MA, sister Lisa Corrette and husband, Wayne of Webster, MA., brother, David Lamarre of Thompson, CT, in-laws, Jimmy and Yvonne Collins of Bokchito, OK, sister-in-law, Tracy Dobbyn and brother-in-law Robert Dobbyn of Beaverton, OR, spouse’s grandmother, Reba Collins of Bokchito, OK and six nieces and nephews, Brady, Tyler, Marissa, Amanda, Luke and Whitney.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014 and services will be 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at DFW National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
(Melba) Clydene Harris, age 84, of Midlothian, TX passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Austin, TX. She was born on November 2, 1929 in Ovilla, TX to Clyde and Lois West. Clydene graduated from Red Oak High School in 1946. In 1950 she married Hubert Branam and together they had three children, Dale, Tommy, and Donny. They divorced in 1955. Clydene married William (Bill) Harris of Mountain Peak, TX in 1960. In addition to raising her three sons, Clydene also worked full time for The Royal Couch Mattress Factory in Midlothian and later as a sales clerk for Ben Franklin’s and CVS Pharmacy. She was a faithful member of the First Methodist Church of Midlothian, TX.
Clydene was a loving wife and devoted mother who always worked hard to provide for her family. Her life was centered on faith, family, and friends and her greatest joy was to be with people she loved surrounded by laughter.
Clydene was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Lois West, her sister Sherley West Pogue Cappleman, her beloved husband of 44 years Bill, and her eldest son Dale. She is survived by her brother Jerry West of Waxahachie and his wife Diane, along with their children Debbie and Johnny; son Tommy Branam of Austin, TX; son Donny Branam of Austin, TX, his wife Beverly, and their daughter Kate; Dale’s daughters Carly Branam and Megan Branam of Austin, TX; sister-in-law Frances Harris of Dallas, TX; stepson Billy D. Harris of Scroggins, TX, his wife Liz, and their son Brian; and niece Davena Pogue of Waco, TX.
Visitation will be Friday, June 20, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Midlothian Cemetery.
Carlos Cisneros lifelong resident of Grand Prairie entered Heaven on Thursday, June 12, 2014. He was born on November 4, 1930 in Elgin, Texas to Genaro and Juana Guillen Cisneros.
Carlos worked in construction. After his working years, he enjoyed flee markets and grandchildren and great grandchildren. His love for his family was the most important aspect of his being. The family vacations to Mexico were his highlights with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Carlos had so much love to give and never got mad. He was an excellent example of a very Godly man.
Services will be at 11:00am Monday, June 16th at the Midlothian Funeral Home
Reba Holcomb was born on August 13, 1920 in Dallas, Texas. She passed away on June 10, 2014 in Mansfield, Texas with her daughter and a nurse named Robin at her bedside after a short illness. She moved to Midlothian in 1946 and brought Girl Scouts to Midlothian in 1950. She had the same group of girls as Brownies then Girl Scouts. Reba received her Cosmetology certificate in the 50’s and Mental Health Associate Degree from McLennan Community College in Waco and then sold Toyotas at Maynard Phillips Toyota in Waco and Toyota of Irving. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, W.B. Holcomb. Reba is survived by her daughter, Betty Wilcoxson, grandson, Tommy Wilcoxson and wife, Christy, and 2 great-grandsons, Cody and Wesley. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Graveside services will be Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Midlothian Cemetery.
Neal Douglas Shelley was born in Bells, Texas on September 17, 1929 to Daniel Goodson Shelley and Dollie Davlin and passed away on May 25, 2014 in Cedar Hill, Texas. Neal was the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. He worked for General Motors for 33 years, American Airlines for 10 years and Cedar Hill ISD for 7 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family was the joy of his life. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Midlothian, Texas. Neal is survived by his wife, Margaret Nell Shelley, children, Renee Ketcham and husband, George and Norman Shelley and wife, Cheryl, grandchildren, Doug and Chad Ketcham, Jeffrey Shelley and wife, Erica and Joseph Shelley, great-grandchildren, Juliana Ketcham and Garrett and Jacob Shelley, special family members, Ana Ketcham and Jessica Snow, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sondra and Bill Martin and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home and graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Texas.
Garry Birl Williams (Bam) was born to Eual and Jerry Mae Williams on July 4, 1948 in Fort Payne, Alabama. He passed away on May 19, 2014 in Mansfield, Texas. He grew up in Collinsville, Alabama with his brother, Terry and sisters, Cheryl and Alecia. He graduated from Collinsville High School in 1967. Garry joined the U.S. Air Force in July 1968. He served his country in Thailand and various other bases throughout the United States. He completed his military service at Carswell AFB in Ft. Worth, Texas in June 1972. While stationed in Ft. Worth, Garry met and married his wife, Mary Jo Hale on September 22, 1973. Together they raised two wonderful children, Megan and Cody. They lived in the Ft. Worth area until moving to Midlothian in 1997. In 2011 they embraced two special people Danielle and Desiree Rivers and in 2013 they added Charles Davis, Jr. (Little Buddy) to their family. Garry (Stick Monkey) was employed at Gerdau Ameristeel in Midlothian. He worked hard and enjoyed spending time with his family, they were the joy of his life. Garry was a jokester that kept everyone he came in contact with wondering what he would do or say next. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Williams, children, Megan and Cody Williams, special family, Danielle and Desiree Rivers and Charles Davis, Jr., brother, Terry Williams and wife, Wanda and sisters, Cheryl Burke and husband, Larry and Alecia Clanton and husband, Jimmy and numerous nieces and nephews. His passing will leave a void that will never be filled.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 with services at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Burial will be at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at DFW National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.