Dr. George Swor Kendrick died peacefully in his sleep on January 26, 2022, at age 95. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilbern Aston and Frances Elizabeth (Swor) Kendrick, brother Lilbern Aston “Bud” Kendrick, Jr., wife of 55 years Jane (Haywood) Kendrick, and grandson Kristopher George Kendrick. He is survived by his son Keith Swor Kendrick and wife Maureen (Cronin) of San Diego, CA, daughter Karen Lynn Holly and husband Benjamin Henry “Hank” Holly of Dallas, TX, son Kenneth George Kendrick of Durango, CO, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. George Kendrick was born in Dallas, TX, and was reared in Plano, TX and Mt. Pleasant, TX. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant Senior High School and was the first student to qualify to go to state finals in track. Like his fa- ther before him, upon graduation, he volunteered and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1944. After returning home, he met his future wife, Jane Haywood, in 1948 while attending East Texas State College. They married on August 18, 1951. George went to the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, graduating in 1953. He entered Northwestern University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Chicago in September 1953 for his special- ty in orthodontia. After graduating in 1955, George and Jane moved to Dallas. George had a successful private practice in orthodontics in Dallas for 32 years while pursuing his passion for teaching and research. He served as an Associate Professor at Baylor University College of Dentistry for 20 years before Adjunct Professorships at Navarro College in Waxahachie and Texas A&M – Commerce. He retired from teaching in 2012 at age 85. He published numerous research papers in human anatomy focus- ing on the human neck and skull. He presented his research and conducted seminars throughout the United States and at Oxford University, The University of London, and The University of Bonn. He was the Chairman of the Council of Scientific Affairs for the American Association of Orthodontics for six years. In 1972, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, London. He was a contributing editor of the 28th and 30th American editions of Gray’s Anatomy. He enjoyed traveling with his family in Europe and summer and winter vacations in Estes Park, Colorado. He and his wife Jane collected Early American antiques, and at one time, had one of the largest private collections in the United States of Early American pewter. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, March 27 at 2:00 pm at Mt Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City, TX. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Department of Biology at Texas A&M –
Arthur Duvall, of Commerce passed away Friday morning, January 21, 2022 at Sunny Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sulphur Springs, Tx. with family by his side. Arthur was born in the community of BugTussle, Tx., the son of Joe Duvall and Lorene Delphene Henry Duvall on January 7, 1932. He served in the U.S. Army from March of 1951 until April of 1954 when he was honorably discharged. Following the service, he pursued a career as a mechanic, working for local car dealerships and becoming the owner/operator of his own garage which was located in Cooper, Tx. for many years. He loved to take road trips on his motorcycle and even served as a member of the Patriot Riders organization where he could contribute to honoring veterans and their families.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Faye Griffith Duvall and his children: Terry Wayne Landers, Laweitta Young, Latreia Cannon, Chris Duvall and Rowdy Duvall. Other survivors include 12 grandchildren: Jeremy, Tiffany, Linzey, Cody, Gauge, Corey, Cole, Cassey, Kerizma, Fantasy, Constance, and Trinity; and 6 great grandchildren: McKinzy, Colbey, Brayland, Elianna Ozuna, Naylee and Olivia. Among those who welcomed him into heaven were his parents and 2 great grandchildren: Bibi Mailica and Catherine Ann Preas. Visitation will be Sunday January 23, 2022 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Funeral service will follow the visitation at Jones-Walker & Son Chapel.
Gary Belcher, 70, of Fort Worth, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at his home.
A service will be conducted by Larry May, will be held at 12:30 P. M. Friday, January 21, 2022, at Owens Funeral Home at 200 S Santa Fe, Wolfe City, Texas 75496. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Gary was born May 24, 1951, to Talmadge Lester and Ruth Naomi Vincent Belcher in Knox City. On February 27, 1970, he married Janet Williams in Euless. He was a member of Beacon Baptist Church in Haltom City.
He enjoyed going to the lake, camping, riding motorcycles, classic cars, buying and selling them with his son and just doing anything with his family and friends. He also enjoyed carpentry and building custom homes.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Williams Belcher of Fort Worth; daughter, Cerrie and husband, Matt Bradshaw; son, Jason Belcher and fiancé, Tammie Mayer; grandchildren, Sydney Belcher, Will Bradshaw, Kailey Bradshaw, Finley Belcher; siblings, Kay and husband Michael Lamb; Anglia and husband, Tony Wood; several nieces and nephews and numerous good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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