Services for Pat Leroy Earle, 59, of Dallas, are set for May 11, 2012, at
the Grove Hill Funeral Home with Pastors Gary Earle and Cody Westbrook
Earle was born Oct. 10, 1952, in Dallas, to Claudia Ruth and Louie Ollie
Earle and died May 6, 2012, after a long battle with complications from
He graduated Lake Highlands High School in 1971 and attended Stephen F.
Austin and University of Texas in Austin.
In his junior year, he discovered his kidneys were failing and would require
In 1981, he was given a kidney from his sister, Regina. He lived another 31
years making him the longest living recipient of a kidney transplant in
He retired from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department after having served
25 years as a deputy for the Lew Sterrett County Jail System.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother Gary Lynn Earle.
Survivors include his mother; sisters Cindy Davis and husband Rick, Regina
Westbrook and husband David; nieces and nephews Gary and Shondi Earle,
Amanda Self, Jamie DeWitt and Cody, Caleb and Conner Westbrook; numerous
past and present friends and coworkers from the Cedar Creek Lake area and
Graveside services for Olia Mae McWright, 88, of Kerens, were held May 12,
2012, at Hamlin Cemetery in Hamlin under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson
Funeral Home, in Malakoff.
McWright was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Plasterco, to Celia Ewing and George
Essary and died May 10, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband J. L. McWright and son
Survivors include her sons, Gary McWright and wife Paula, of Mabank, Lary
McWright and wife Dottie, of Channing; sisters Margret and Nancy Essary;
five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services for Patricia Ann Verm, 63, of Kaufman, are set for 2 p.m. Sunday,
May 20, at Hickory Square in Kaufman.
Verm was born March 19, 1949, to Norma and Otto Joe Burson and died April
25, 2012, after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her son, Michael Verm and wife Debbie, of Conroe;
granddaughter Destini Nicole Verm; and her best friend, Myrna Floyd, of
Hickory Square is located at 108 W. Hickory.
Services for David Lloyd King, 89, of Kemp, are set for May 15, at Eubank
Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank, with interment following at Roselawn
Memorial Gardens in Seagoville.
King was born March 25, 1923, in Ferris, to Mary R. and Huby L. King and
died May 12, 2012.
He graduated from Ferris High School in 1941 and from the Southwestern
Graduate School of banking at SMU in 1960.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bill and Charles King.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Joni Harrington King; children David
L. King Jr. and wife Theresa of Canton, Kathy Smith and husband Jerry of
Combine and Greg King and wife Tracie of Crandall; grandchildren Chris
Smith, Candice Roderick, Aaron, Matthew and Joshua King and Rebecca Clemons;
10 great-grandchildren and special caregivers Debbie Svoboda and Sam Maddox.
He worked for six years for Farmers and Merchants St. Bank in Ferris, and
Seagoville State Bank in Seagoville for 36 years as president, chairman of
the board and chairman emeritus for 10 years.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years including three years in
Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines.
He also served as: Chairman of Board Dallas Osteopath Hospital, Director of
Southeast Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Chairman of Texas Banking
Association Installment Section Region V, and with the Seagoville Community
Chest, Seagoville Lions Club American Legion, Seagoville City Council for
two terms, Seagoville Zoning Board, Seagoville Chamber of Commerce and as
treasurer of City of Seagoville and was a member of the Cedar Creek Country
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Plus, 3100 McKinnon
St., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75201.
A personal tribute may be posted online at
Services for Rose Scoma, 93, of Gun Barrel City, are set for 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 17, (today) at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel in Gun
Barrel City, officiated by Rev. Forest Nichols.
Scoma was born July 7, 1918, in San Antonio, and died May 10, 2012, at her
home with her family by her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawrence Scoma, daughter
Shirley Kinter and granddaughter Sheryl Lynn Young.
Survivors include her grandson, Tommy Young and his wife Chanda;
great-grandchildren Ashleigh, Jamie and James Blaylock, Cynthia Semity and
her husband, Ernie, Christopher Young and his wife, Brandy; seven
great-great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.
A celebration of life for Leon “Lee” Arthur Graupman, 86, of Forney, are set
for 4 - 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the club house of Cedar Creek Country
Club in Kemp, located at 18392 Country Club Dr., in Kemp.
He will be cremated with services by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Graupman was born Nov. 25, 1925, and died May 10, 2012.
He was active in the Navy pilot training program during World War II. After
his time in the military, he earned his master’s degree in education,
beginning a long and loved career as teacher, coach, and administrator.
He coached at the high school and college levels in Wisconsin, Colo.,
California, and Texas, instilling honor and respect in many young athletes.
Continuing his love for education, he spent the rest of his working years in
administration, where he retired as vice president of Eastfield College in
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed heckling others about their game from the
comfort of his back porch.
Survivors include his sons Mark and wife Ruth, David and wife Suzanne;
grandchildren Rebecca and husband Jason, Cameron, Kelley, and Camille;
brother Bill Graupman and wife Nancy; many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Eastfield College, 3737 Motley
Drive, Mesquite Tx, 75150. Include the memo Eastfield College general
scholarship fund Lee Graupman Account.