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Obituaries

Thomas Michael Green, Sr., 68
Thomas Michael Green, Sr., a Texas native and career firefighter who served the city of Dallas for over three decades, died April 13 at his home in Kemp, TX following a courageous three-year battle with renal cell carcinoma.
Tom was born in Archer City, Texas on March 3, 1944, the tenth child of 13 born to C.J. “Bob” Green and Edna Preston Green, who preceded him in death, as did his siblings Patsy, Timothy, Pat, Janice Luig and brother in-law Rusty Lindemann.
Tom grew up in Windthorst, TX, a small town near Wichita Falls. He began working at a snow cone stand when he was 12. He played sports for Windthorst High School graduating in 1962 in a class of eleven.
After volunteering for the Army, Tom served as a military policeman in Germany. Following discharge, Tom moved to Dallas and became a firefighter, eventually becoming a station captain and retiring in 2000 after 33 years of service.
Retirement allowed Tom the time to work on his golf game; when asked, he said he did not play every day as “the course was closed on Mondays.”
Concurrently, Tom and his wife, Judy, began exploring the U.S. in their RV. Their highlight trip was a seven-month adventure in 2004 that started in the Big Bend area of Texas, continued “north to Alaska” and concluded in Kemp, via the west coast highway.
Looking back, Tom said the trip represented the “best summer” of his life. Following his cancer diagnosis, he spent time with family and friends and continued playing golf as his health permitted.
Tom’s survivors include his wife of 46 years, Judy Roach Green, whom he called “my rock”; a daughter, Cris Cary and her husband, David; grandsons Clayton and Adam; a son, Mike, Jr.; granddaughter Taylor and grandson Brennan; a son, Patrick and his wife Ashley, granddaughters Madison and Ashton. Tom’s surviving siblings are: Jack (Betty) Green, Geraldine Lindemann, Jim (Evelyn) Green, Margaret (T.D.) Tift, Bill (Carol) Green, Jerry (Loraine) Green, Sister Marie Green, Rita (Lloyd) Schreiber and brother-in-law, Eddie Luig. The extended family includes over 60 nieces and nephews and their children: All who loved him and mourn his passing.
Tom’s family is grateful to countless individuals for their assistance, and wishes especially to thank Dr. James Brugarolas, UTSW, along with the VNA staff and hospice employees. The family is deeply grateful to friends and family for their many kindnesses.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to UT Southwestern, Office of Development, Dr. Burgarolas Fund, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888, or a charity of your choice.
A rosary will be Friday, April 20th, 6:30 pm, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Windthorst, TX, Funeral Mass Saturday April 21st 10:30 am at St. Mary’s.
A memorial Rosary will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, Gun Barrel City, TX Friday April 27th at 6:30 pm. A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held Sunday April 29th beginning 3:00 pm at Cedar Creek Country Club, Kemp TX.

Susan McCarty
Services for Susan Beth McCarty, 53, of Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
McCarty was born Sept. 25, 1958, in Odessa, to Mary Sue Stewart and Sidney Williams and died April 14, 2012, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents Bonnie and Sydney L. Freeman and Emory and Beatrice David.
Survivors include her children Amy Long and husband Jeff and Ashley Law; grandsons Kolby, Kaden, Johnny; her mother; step-father Billy D. Williams; brother Steve Freeman and wife Joanne; numerous other family members and many friends.
Condolences may be posted online at www.moorheadepps.com.

Elizabeth Wolfe
Services for Elizabeth Ann “Mimi” Wolfe, 88, of Gun Barrel City, were held April 17, 2012, at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel in Gun Barrel City.
Burial followed at Restland Memorial Gardens in Dallas.
Wolfe was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Paris, to Hazel Bennett and Edward Brady and died April 13, 2012, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Franklin W. Wolfe and son Frankie Wolfe.
Survivors include her daughter Dianne Rorie and husband Jimmy; daughter-in-law Deloris Wolfe; grandchildren Teresa Lusk, Kevin Gilmore and wife Ashley, Janieann Phillips and husband Jeremiah, Jessie Wolfe and wife Erin, Tony Rorie and wife Melissa, Tina Delong and husband Guy; great-grandchildren Bridgett, Josh, Leah, Little Rick, Lauren, Daniel, Rachel, Peyton, Savannah, Joseph, and Audrey; great-great-grandchild Dillon; brothers Edward H. Brady Jr. and wife Mary, Robert Bennett Brady and wife Pat; and many other family and friends.
Condolences may be posted online at www.moorheadepps.com

Ora Allen
Service was held for Ora Dee “Tinch” Bailey Allen, April 21, 2012, at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Malakoff. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery in Cross Roads.
Allen was born April 11, 1929, in Henderson County, to Roxie Tims and Welton Bailey Williams and died April 13, 2012, at ETMC, in Tyler.
She received her formal education in Cross Road and was a member of Johnson Chapel AME Church.
She worked for many years at Curtis Mathis and Harvey’s Industries and as a private caregiver.
She had a great passion for spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Billy James Allen, son Kinneth Bailey, daughters Shirley Bailey Brooks and Helen Bailey Dawson, grandchildren Victor Brooks, Vanessa, Vickey, and Victory Dawson, sister Lucy Bryant and her husband Joe.
Survivors include her sons Welton (Frances) Bailey of Kerens, Clyde Bailey of Malakoff, daughter-in-law Arelia Bailey of Athens; son-in-law Jesse Brooks of Malakoff; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Nadine Scott
Graveside services for Nadine Scott, 88, of Mabank, were held April 14, 2012, at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral home in Gun Barrel City.
Scott was born May 3, 1923, in McGregger, to Ellen Rylie and James Guinn and died April 13, 2012, in Canton.
Survivors include her daughter, Gwen Harnett and husband Mike; brother Bud Guinn; sister Eula Adcock.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lana Jordan and a brother and sister.
Condolences may be posted online at www.moorheadepps.com.

 

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