Area Obituaries

Obituary – Linda Lowrance

Linda Lowrance Linda M. Lowrance, 75, died on Jan. 9, 2020, in Decatur. She was born on Nov. 20, 1944, in Paducah to Leonard and Murtice Denison Judd. Linda worked as a secretary for McMasters New Holland in Decatur. She was a member of the Montague County Cowboy Church. She married the love of her life Edwin…

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Obituary – Robert Helms

Robert Helms Robert Owen Helms Jr., 74, died on Jan. 9, 2020, in Dallas surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 22, 1945, in Wichita Falls to Robert & Irene Lumley Helms. Robert grew up in Nocona and enjoyed life. He loved to play games, shoot pool, drive dune buggys as well as…

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Obituary – Joe Blevins

Joe Blevins Joe E. Blevins, 78, died at his home surrounded by his loving family near Nocona on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Joe was born on Nov. 7, 1941, in Ringgold to E.R. and Doris Terry Blevins. Joe loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He also loved to raise gardens, especially cucumbers for…

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Obituary – Dorothy Atkins

Dorothy Atkins Dorothy Reynolds Atkins was born to Hassel and Gladys Reynolds on May 28, 1929, in Belcherville. She passed away Dec. 13, 2019. Dorothy attended school in Nocona and graduated in 1947. She was baptized into the First Baptist Church in May 1947. She worked for Paul and Lela’s Cafe until 1955 then went…

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Obituary – Ray Murphey

Ray Murphey Raymond Lee Murphey passed away suddenly on Dec. 25, 2019, at the Nocona Hospital ER. Raymond was born Sept. 15, 1949, to Billie Ray Murphey and Juanita Faye Howerton Murphey in Nocona. He is survived by his mother and son Cory Don Murphey both of Gainesville; grandchildren Haley and Hunter Murphey of Forney…

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Obituary — Mauricia Sanchez

Mauricia Sanchez MONTAGUE — Mauricia Sanchez, 83, died at her home on Dec. 22, 2019, in Montague County. She was born on May 28, 1936, in Cerralvo, NL Mexico to Francisco Peña and Ines Carmona Peña. She married Victor Sanchez on Jan. 9, 1955, in Cerralvo, NL Mexico, he preceded her in death. Mauricia worked…

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Obituary — Opal Brown

Opal Brown Opal Fay Brown, 89, died on Dec. 23, 2019, in Bowie. Opal was born on Feb. 5, 1930, in Nocona to Henry & Mary Underwood Robertson. Opal worked at the Nokona Athletic Goods for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nocona. Opal married Doyce “Gobbler” Brown on June…

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Obituary – Sonia Wallace

Sonia Lou Wallace Our beautiful sweet Sonia Lou Wallace went to her heavenly home on Jan. 6, 2020, surrounded by her family and friends. Sonia was born in Saint Jo on May 5, 1957, to Darla Howell & Cecil Fenoglio. She loved to cook and made sure everyone had plenty and a bowl to go. She…

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