JAMES SHANKLES, LONG TIME RESIDENT,
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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,
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.
GIRL, 15, DIES IN AUTO CRASH
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.