Obituaries: Massey, Hooper, Edwards

Deaths: David Massey, 57, Sept. 16 in Longview, Polly Hooper, 76, Sept. 4 in Dallas and Welby Edwards, 98, Sept. 9 in Tyler.


Obituaries: Potter, Pfeil

Deaths: Ivan Potter, 74, Aug. 29 in Dallas and Earl Pfeil, March 7 in Salt Lake City.


Obituary: Johnny Fira

Death: Johnny Fira, 56, Aug. 7 in Irvine, Calif., after a long battle with heart disease. 


Obituaries: Castillo, Greer

Deaths: Antonio Castillo, 94, June 20 in Lubbock and Elaine “Honey” Greer, 92, Aug. 16 in Dallas.


Obituaries: Cunningham, Hightower

Deaths: Milton Cunningham, 84, Aug. 3 in Waco and Jack Hightower, 86, Aug. 3 in Austin.


Obituaries: Heard, Adams

Deaths: Andrew Heard, 30, July 26 in Cuero and Carrie Adams, 75, June 23 in Rockdale.


Obituary: Caroline Adams

Caroline Adams, 94, died May 29 in Fort Worth.


Obituary: Robert Baldridge

Robert Baldridge, 89, a retired Texas pastor, died June 22 in Seattle, Wash.


Obituaries: Jennings, Dorrell, Richards

Deaths: Brian Jennings, 41, June 16 in Burleson, Seth Dorrell, 32, June 16 in Mexico City and Lonnie Richards, 77, June 19 in Houston.


Obituaries: Billings, Mansfield

Deaths: Ed Billings, 84, June 2 in Lampasas, and Paul Mansfield, 83, June 8 in San Angelo.


Obituaries: Bradshaw, Elliott

DEATHS: Kenneth Bradshaw, 83, April 26 in Corpus Christi and Bob Elliott, 79, May 22 in Lufkin.


Obituaries: Davis, Ainsworth

Gene Davis, 85, May 13 in Amarillo. He was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Trinity Baptist Church in Amarillo. gene davis130Gene DavisIn 1994, he went to Tanzania to build an AIDS clinic and returned in 1998 to put a roof on a hospital. He worked with Texas Baptist Men 10 years. His projects included the conference center and recreational vehicle park at High Plains Camp Ground, Hope Welcome Center at the Amarillo prison and City Church in Amarillo. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in both World War II and the Korean War. He began the building trades program at Caprock High School in Amarillo and taught there 21 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jody; daughter, Cheryl Whatley; sons, Danny and Tony; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


Dion Ainsworth, 61, May 18 in Beaumont. He was director of ministry evangelism for Golden Triangle Baptist Association. dion ainsworth130Dion AinsworthA graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he spent most of his life serving the homeless, abused and neglected of Southeast Texas. For more than 30 years, he worked with at-risk youth at Opportunity Camp. He served the homeless at Calvary House Emergency Homeless Shelter and family members of inmates at Shepherd’s Inn Gaspard Center. He is survived by his wife, Jody; sons, Caleb, Jared, and Benjamin; mother, Virginia Ainsworth; and brother, Clay.





Obituary: Les Chaney

Les Chaney, 68, pastor of Reagan Wells Baptist Church in Uvalde, died March 29 in Hondo.


Obituary: Pete Murray

Death: Athlete and coach Pete Murray, 79, May 4 in Ruidoso, N.M.


Obituary: Jack Chastain

Jack Chastain Jr., 83, April 21 in Longview.

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