George the Rooster

George the Rooster

2013 – 2022 George the Rooster was a truly special egg — one in a million. If there was ever a rooster who had a hero’s heart, it was George. He was known and loved by many people across North Texas and even around the world. He nobly died protecting his flock.  George was a […]

George Trotter Swanson

George Trotter Swanson

September 15, 1955 – May 11, 2022 According to the journal Scientific American, nearly 13,000 years ago, a fragmentary comet collided with North America, creating a massive impact and leaving in its wake large deposits of nanodiamonds. On September 15, 1955, the Earth was again rattled with the arrival of George Trotter Swanson, born on […]

In Memoriam — Larry Mead

In Memoriam — Larry Mead

December 13, 1964 – February 5, 2022 By Shari Goldstein Stern Larry Mead was still a young man when he passed away Saturday, February 5 in a house fire in far East Dallas.  The Texas native graduated from North Mesquite High School. He did coursework at Eastfield College, and then earned an associate degree in […]

In Memoriam — Trey Johnson

In Memoriam — Trey Johnson

Trey Johnson October 2, 1968 – January 31, 2022 By Preston Jones/KXT 91.7  Trey Johnson, a long-time fixture on the Dallas music scene, died Jan. 31. He was 53 years old. Johnson, an accomplished solo artist who also earned acclaim as a member of Sorta (with the late Carter Albrecht), was one of the founders […]

In Memoriam — Paul Virgil Toler

In Memoriam — Paul Virgil Toler

Paul Virgil Toler Paul Virgil Toler was born March 16, 1946 in Pineville, W. Va. to Simon Pete Toler and Ethel Madline Toler. Paul served in the Army from 1967 to 1970, where he also served in the Vietnam War. He received medals for Military Merit and the Bronze Star. In 1971, Paul started an […]

In Memoriam — Dotty Griffith

In Memoriam — Dotty Griffith

Dotty Griffith Food critic, accomplished author and former The Dallas Morning News and Katy Trail Weekly restaurant reviewer Dotty Griffith died on September 13. She was 71. The Terrell native battled pancreatic cancer and died at her East Dallas home. Griffith was born to Edward M. and Dorothy Koch Griffith in 1949 in Terrell, Texas. […]

Armando Leija Esparza

Armando Leija Esparza

Visitation and a reception for Armando is scheduled for Thursday, July 29 from 5-8 p.m. at Anderson Clayton Gonzalez, 1111 Military Parkway in Mesquite, 75149. A rosary service will occur Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at Anderson Clayton Gonzalez Funeral Home Chapel.  Esparza’s friends and family will gather for his funeral on Friday, July […]

Carol Parker Gray

Carol Parker Gray

By Shari Goldstein Stern “The family of Carol Parker Gray was grateful to host the many long time East Dallas friends and Woodrow Wilson High School (Woodrow) alumni from the ’50s at a special celebration of her life on June 23,” said Cathy Nance, Woodrow ’74. Cathy is the daughter of Woodrow’s beloved alumna, Carol […]

Dr. John Revere Richmond

Dr. John Revere Richmond

Doctor John Revere Richmond, fondly referred to as “Doc,” passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas the evening of January 5, 2021 after a six-week battle with COVID-19. John was born to Henry Jr. and Irene (Diefenbach) Richmond on Thanksgiving Day, 1949 in Borger, Texas.  After relocating many times in early life, he graduated in 1968 […]

James F. Hatcher

James F. Hatcher

On Friday, January 22, 2021 the world lost a great husband, father, uncle, brother, grandfather, friend and tireless servant to so many to COVID. God took him home and said, “Son, you made me proud and your great work is done, welcome home.”  Born in Dallas, Texas April 13, 1941 to James Escoe and Lorraine […]

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