Obituaries

Jane Scott Thornton
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Thu, May 22, 2014 - 12:01pm

Jane Scott Brasher Thornton, 66, of Gatesville passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wray Nunn officiating. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday May 20, 2014 at the funeral home After a short illness, Jane Scott Thornton of Gatesville, Texas passed away Friday, May 16 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Her family and friends were by her side. Jane was born and raised in Gatesville, Texas, the daughter of Emma Lou and Robert Scott. She graduated from Gatesville High...

John ‘Mike’ Pitts
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Mon, May 12, 2014 - 1:32pm

Mike, an only child, was born on September 8th, 1944 at Sheppard Field Hospital to Roberta and Archie Pitts. Mike attended Sam Houston Elementary, Zundy Junior High, and Wichita Falls High School. While in high school, he was an outstanding pitcher for the Coyotes and a member of the last graduating class of the one high school system. After high school he went on to attend the University of Oklahoma and joined the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas and began courting a friend from high school, Jan Houser. They were married on December 1st, 1968 in Wichita Falls....

Singer, songwriter who attended UNT killed in recent hunting accident
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Wed, Jan 22, 2014 - 11:33am

Singer, songwriter Steve Fromholz, who attended the University of North Texas in the mid-1960s, died Sunday in a hunting accident.

The Schleicher County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said the accident happened at the Flying B Ranch near Eldorado, about 40 miles south of San Angelo.

Chief Deputy George Arispe said Fromholz, 68, was taken to a hospital in Eldorado, where he died a short time later.

Arispe said Fromholz, who lived in the area, was on a hunting trip with his girlfriend when a rifle fell from a case as it was being transferred from one vehicle to another. The rifle discharged when it struck the...

Denton man dies in Thanksgiving accident
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Fri, Nov 29, 2013 - 1:45pm

A 20-year-old Denton resident was killed during a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon along Interstate 35.

Robert Virgil Owen III, a University of North Texas student, died after being thrown from his silver Chevrolet HHR in the accident in the 2800 block of I-35, just south of Oak Street.

He was unconscious when police arrived and was transported by ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, where he was pronounced dead at about 3:10 p.m., according to a press release from Officer Shane Kizer, a spokesman for the Denton Police Department. Kizer said Owen struck a highway sign before his vehicle...

Former University of North Texas president Alfred Hurley remembered for bringing stability to school
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Tue, Jun 11, 2013 - 12:14pm
When Alfred Hurley became president of the University of North Texas in 1982, he was the latest in a long and oft-changing line of leaders. One predecessor had resigned in the wake of a state investigation into misuse of school funds. The Denton campus was trying to rebuild a sullied image. Hurley brought much-needed stability to the school, and then some. He spent 18 years in the job, becoming UNT’s longest-serving president. Then he served two years as the first full-time chancellor of the new UNT System. Hurley died Saturday of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84. On Monday, former colleagues reflected on his...