Andres Nieves Cabrera, age 95, entered Heavens Gates on Monday, September 18, 2017. Andres was born October 4, 1921 in Puerto Rico. He married the beautiful Bienvenida Nieves on December 8, 1945, and they moved to Irving, Texas in 1968. Andres bravely served in the U.S. Army as a radar specialist, from 1944 until his retirement in 1967; serving during World War II, Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Wars. Andres had a knack for making everyone feel loved even when he made fun of them; he taught his children, grandchildren and then his great-grandchildren that life was about relishing in the time you have with family because life is too short. He enjoyed gardening, gambling, and watching the Dallas Cowboys in his free time. To his great grandchildren he was known as “Grandpa Who Yells All The Time” because he was hard of hearing. Despite the sorrow he experienced in his lifetime he remained his joyful, buoyant, and resilient self. He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Bienvenida Nieves; daughter Nilda Nieves Robinson; son Jorge Nieves and grandson Blake Robinson. Left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy is his son Carlos Nieves and wife Brenda; daughter Kelly Moore; 2 grandsons Travis Moore and Christopher Nieves; 2 granddaughters Christy Farina and husband Craig and Rachelle Moore; 5 great-grandsons Christopher Bustillos, Tyler Williams, Landen Farina, Jessie Robinsons and Levon Wade Denker; 3 great granddaughters Christen Bustillos, Hailie Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson along with numerous extended family. The family will receive friends between 1:00 and 3:00 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving, followed by a committal service with Full Military Honors at 3:30 pm, Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane in Dallas.
Richard "Rick" Edward Brown, Son of Jeanne Fields Brown & the late Ben F. Brown Sr., Passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am, Baylor Scott and White in Irving. Your thoughts, prayers & fondest memories of Rick, mean so much to us at this time.Please continue to check back for an updated and personalized obituary, not available at this time. Thank you
Jerri Ann Payne passed away following a short illness. She graduated in the First Physician Assistant program, received Masters from SMU. She worked and retired from UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is survived by her sister, uncle and wife, cousins, nieces & nephews. Memorials to Dog & Kitty City 2719 Manor Way, Dallas, TX 75235.
Brad Maxwell Smith age 62, died September 11, 2017. Brad was born in Abilene, TX on February 19, 1955 to J.E. Smith and June (Fry) Smith. He was a loving husband, father, and brother. He loved to travel and spend time with the family. He loved The Lord and was a member of The Church of Christ. Left behind to cherish his memory are wife of 39 years Sharon Smith; daughter Natalie Smith; son Baron and wife Ashlee Smith; brother Lon Christian and wife Shanon Smith; father in law Jim and his wife Ruth Williamson; 4 sisters in law; numerous nieces & nephews and other family members. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00am at Christ Church. Donations to: W.R. & Mayme Christian Smith Endowed Scholarship at Abilene Christian University.
James Donald McGilvray passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Known as Mac, to friends and co-workers, and Jamie, to family, James was born to Marley L. and Winnie McGilvray in Gainesville, TX on October 31, 1923, the youngest of 4 children. James served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during WWII. After the war, he attended TCU, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in advertising art in 1950. He completed a year of post-graduate studies at Mexico City College. Deciding it was time to find a wife, James asked his childhood friend, Weldon Parkhill, a lawyer, if he knew any attractive divorcees. Weldon introduced James to a former client, Johnnie Duggan, and they were married on March 16, 1956. James received bonus children, Cristy, and Steve. Later two more daughters were born, Kathy and Jan. James and Johnnie lived in Greenville, TX, for several years before moving to Garland, TX where he began working for Texas Instruments. When the TI plant in Lewisville opened, James was moved to that facility, and he and Johnnie moved to Flower Mound after the children left home. James retired from Texas Instruments in March 1989, after 22 years of service. During his career, James was a technical illustrator, as well as technical writer, working on the community paveway program at TI. James and Johnnie moved to the DeCordova community in Granbury upon retirement so James could enjoy his favorites pastime of golf. He played to the age of 92 before his body gave out on him. In addition to golf, James enjoyed raising show pigeons, playing bridge, gardening, photography, and painting. The last seven years James and Johnnie lived in Irving, TX with their youngest daughter. Left behind to cherish his memory are wife of 61 years Johnnie McGilvray; daughters Cristy and her husband Travis Combest, Kathy and her husband Andy Parker, Jan and her husband Billy Harrington; son Steve Parker; sister Myldred Miser; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:00am at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.