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       JAMES SHANKLES, LONG TIME RESIDENT, DIES 

Funeral service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in Waldo Funeral Chapel for James Marion Sankles, 96, a resident of Grayson County for 80 years who died Friday, 27 July 1956 in a Sherman rest home after a long illness. His home was near Pottsboro.

Rev. Clyde Beck, pastor of White Rock Baptist Church, and Rev. C. J. Graves of Sherman , Methodist Minister, will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. Grand nephews will be pallbearers.

Mr. Shankles, a native of Licking, MO., retired from farming 20 years ago because of ill health. He came to Grayson County in 1876, settling near Pottsboro. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. James M. Shankles. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors are three sons, Lee Shankles of Sherman route 3; and G.M. Shankles and J. W. Shankles of Denison route 2; two grandsons, Lt. Doug Shankles with the Air Force on Formosa and Lt. James Shankles with the Air Force in England; one great grandson, James M. Shankles III of England, a number of neices and nephews.

Sherman Democrat, May 3, 1978



 JAMES W. SHANKLES

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Waldo Funeral Chapel for James Wiley Shankles, 82, life long resident of Grayson County, who died Tuesday, 2 May 1978 at a Sherman hospital. He lived at Howe.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Willard Fairchild of the Howe First United Methodist Church, with burial at West Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Shankles was born in Grayson County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James M. Shankles. He was a retired farmer-stock-man and was a member of the Howe First United Methodist Church.
Survivors are brothers, Guy Shankles of Howe and Lee Shankles of Sherman.
Pallbearers will be Col. James Shankles, Maj. Douglas Shankles, C.E. Kretsinger, David Brown, Billy F. Clement and Percy Morton.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the Lee Shankles residence, 732 Westwood Drive.



      FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. J. M. SHANKLES 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Waldo Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. James M. Shankles, who died Saturday, 13 June 1953, at her home near Pottsboro, after a long illness.

Officiating ministers were the Rev. Clyde Beck of Kerr Chapel Baptist Church, where Mrs. Shankles had been a member 70 years, and the Rev. C. J. Graves, Methodist minister. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Shankles, who was Miss Ella Dunning before her marriage in 1883, had lived her entire life in the home where she died. She and Mr. Shankles, who is 93, were among the oldest married couples in Grayson County.

Pallbearers were C. E. Kretsinger, W. M. Kretsinger, David Brown, Paul Brown, Ed Porter and Bill Porter.

Surviving are three sons, Guy Shankles and Wylie Shankles of Denison route 2, and Lee Shankles of Southmayd; two grandsons, one brother and one sisters.



      LEE M. SHANKLES 

Lee M. Shankles, 86 year-old retired farmer and rancher and life long resident of the Sherman area, died Thursday, 31 March 1988, at a Sherman hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in West Hill Cemetery. The Rev. James W. Garrard of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will officiate and arrangements are by Dannel Funeral Home.

Mr. Shankles was born in Grayson County on July 25, 1901, a son of James Marion and Ella Dunning Shankles, attended Oak Grove schools, and married Margie Kretsinger on July 20, 1930 in Durant, Oklahoma.

He was a former director of Grayson County Farm Bureau and Sherman Lions Club. For many years, he was a member of the Woods Street Church of Christ, but at the time of his death he belonged to the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Surviving are his wife; sons, Douglas Shankles and James Shankles both of Sherman; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Isaac Maxwell, T.L. Taylor, Pat Patterson, P.O. Lawrence, Pete Hudgins and Bob Corely. Members and former members of the Grayson County Farm Bureau directors will be honorary pallbearers.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday and other times at the residence, 732 Westwood Drive.


      MARGIE SHANKLES 

Graveside services for Margie Kretsinger Shankles, 92 year old retired Sherman educator, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in West Hill Cemetrey. She died Monday, 22 August 1994 at Heritage Country Manor.

The Rev. Francis Raffalovich of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bonhan will officiate.

Dannel Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Shankles was born, 21 July 1901, in Grayson County, the daughter of Douglas and Mamie Bothe Kretsinger. She was a 1919 graduate of Denison High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Southeastern and a master of arts degree from Austin College. On July 20, 1930, she married Lee Shankles in Durant, Oklahoma.

She taught school for more than 30 years in Denison, Southmayd and Sherman. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and Texas A&M Aggie Mother's Club. She was past president of the Retired Teacher's Association. She was a member of the Wilson N. Jones Ladies Auxiliary and served as a pink lady.

Pallbearers will be David Bell, Judd Bell, John McCullogugh, Vic Penton,Jr., Jimmy Shankles Jr., Isaac Maxwell, Bob Corley and Clayton Fulton.

Among her survivors are her sons, Douglas Shankles and James Shankles, both of Sherman; brother, Jack Kretsinger of Sherman; sisters, Sara Williams of Sherman; Mary Fogelman of Irving and Irene Shatto of Montrose, Colorado; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial may be made to the Wilson N. Jones Auxiliary, 500 N. Highland, Sherman 75090; or to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Crockett, Sherman, 75090.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.



Sherman Democrat,page A17- February 14, 1983

 GUY M. SHANKLES

Howe- Services for Guy Marion Shankles of Howe, 93 year old retired farmer who died Saturday at a Sherman hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Waldo Funeral Chapel in Sherman.
The Rev. Hugh Moody of the First Christian Church of Van Alystne and Bill Wiley of the Wood Street Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in the West Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Shankles was born in Pottsboro, a son of James M. and Ella Dunning Shankles. He farmed in the Pottsboro area for many years and had mineral interests and farm property in both Grayson and Bryan County Oklahoma. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Howe.
Among those surviving is his brother Lee Shankles of Sherman.
Pallbearers will be Doug Shankles, Ensign James Shankles, Jr, Jack Kretsinger, Gary Reynolds, Dick Williams and J. T. McDonough.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and at other times at the Lee Shankles residence, 732 Westwood Dr., Sherman.
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 GIRL, 15, DIES IN AUTO CRASH
BETTY SHANKLES

McKinney, Texas, April 15, 1950

Miss Betty Shankles, 15 year old student at Southmayd School was killed Saturday afternoon in an automobile accident one mile south of Anna.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shankles of Route 3 Sherman.
Miss Shankles was riding in a car which collided with a truck. Others in the car were Mrs. V.W. Pinton of Sherman, Mrs. C.N. McAlister of Southmayd and Miss Doris Fox of Dorchester. None were seriously injured.
Funeral services for Miss Shankles were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church at Sherman. The Rev. Don Bergeron, pastor of the Hagerman Baptist Church,conducted. The Rev. W. I. Barnett of Ector assisted.
Pallbearers were Bobbie Ferguson, Albert Hames, Roy Hames, Ray Hill, Augustine Esquabel, Lawrence Terry, Lavelle Terry and Junior Gill. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, directed by Waldo Funeral Home of Sherman. 
Her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shankles and two brothers, Douglas and James M. Shankles survive.
Nelson's case will come before the grand jury session which opens at McKinney next Monday.
 



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