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John (Sonny) Leasman was born May 22, 1943, in Pandora, Texas, to O.E. and Nadene Alston Leasman. He died Monday, September 15, 2014, in Gatesville. He was preceded in death by both his parents and his loving wife, Donna Buckner Leasman. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Winters and husband Craig, Kerry Keller and husband Wes, all of Albany, Texas, Christy Segura and husband Jesse of Gatesville, Texas, and Cyndi Healey and husband Barry of Dallas, Texas; one stepson, Tannan Morris of Colorado; two brothers, Jerel Leasman and wife Brenda of Oklahoma and James Leasman and wife Wanda of San Antonio Texas; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren; three nieces; and three nephews. Pallbearers were Colt Keller,Chance Winters, Scotty Lindsey, Steven Segura, Wayne Buckner and Jimmy Spurlock. Graveside services were held Monday at Hemmeline Cemetery.

Virginia Pearl Schroeder, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Waco. A graveside service was held Friday, Sept. 19, at Oakwood Cemetery with Wayne Blackshear offi ciating. Mrs. Schroeder was born March 27, 1932, in Bonham to Chester and Maude (Reeves) Benton. She attended school in Bonham. On Jan. 22, 1949, she married Albert W. Schroeder Jr. She was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Lorena. As a pastor’s wife for 21 years at Primrose Drive Baptist Church, she worked in the children’s Sunday school program, Vacation Bible Schools, Women’s Missionary Union and the choir. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Judy Bragewitz. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Albert Schroeder; son, Gary Schroeder of Oglesby; brother, Vernon Benton of Grand Prairie; and three grandchildren.