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Memorial Resolutions

On February 3, 1875, the Dallas Bar Association met during court recess to pass a resolution of condolence for the death of Colonel H.H. Sneed, a fellow bar member, beginning a tradition of memorials that continues to the present day. The lawyers resolved that each member of the bar would wear “the usual badge of memory” (presumably a black armband) for thirty days.

Since that time Dallas Bar Association through its Memorial and History Committee has maintained this tradition of preserving the life and legacy of its members.

The Memorial Resolutions are adopted by the membership at the Dallas Bar Association Annual Meeting on the first Friday in November.

The Memorial Resolutions are given to the families of all deceased Dallas Bar members. Below please find a list of those Dallas Bar members who have passed away recently. A copy of the Memorial Resolution sent to their family may be viewed by clicking the name.

Memorial Resolutions

HON. HAROLD CALVIN ABRAMSON
July 18, 2009

WINSTON LAMAR ADKINS
August 14, 2013

WILLIAM FRANKLIN ALEXANDER
April 26, 2015

LAWRENCE ANDERSON
November 6, 2015

JOHN ROBERT ANTHONY, JR.
January 20, 2015

PAUL EDWARD AVE
June 28, 2014

LOIS CAROLYN BACON
October 5, 2009

HON. JAMES A. BAKER
June 23, 2008

THOMAS TELFORD BARNHOUSE
March 26, 2016

MICHAEL ANTHONY BARRAGAN
April 24, 2011

DAVID BOND BAXTER
October 22, 2015

NORMA LEA BEASLEY
March 29, 2012

HON. LOUIS A. BEDFORD, JR.
April 10, 2014

WILLIAM RICHARD "DICK" BERNAYS
February 7, 2012

DOYLE BURTON BERRY
March 22, 2015

JOHN CRAMER BIGGERS
February 1, 2012

JOHN CHRISTOPHER BIRD
April 2, 2016

JAMES GRADY BLANCHETTE, JR.
April 23, 2013

JOHN COOPER BLANKENSHIP
June 15, 2015

ROBERT LOUIS BLUMENTHAL
April 13, 2011

FREDERICK M. BARON
October 31, 2008

MICHAEL C. BARRETT
January 11, 2009

JAMES HOWELL BAUMGARTNER, JR.
October 18, 2012

WEBBER BEALL, JR.
August 10, 2012

MICHAEL STEVEN BECKER
December 30, 2009

HON. THEODORA L. BEDARD
January 10, 2011

CHARLES GAYLAN BELL
August 30, 2015

CLAUDE DEWITT BELL, JR.
December 13, 2014

CLARENCE BENTLEY
August 30, 2012

NATHAN ALEXANDER BICKLEY
October 7, 2008

STEPHEN LOURENS BOWMAN
November 14, 2008

JAY ARTHUR BRANDT
February 10, 2014

THOMAS PEERY BRIGGS
December 8, 2013

ALAN ROBERT BROMBERG
March 27, 2014

NORMAN SIMON BROWN
November 24, 2014

HON. JOSEPH BRANTLEY BROWN, JR.
July 30, 2013

HON. PHYLLIS LISTER BROWN
May 25, 2016

DAVID H. BRUNE
January 13, 2007

HON. JERRY LYNN BUCHMEYER
September 21, 2009

BEVERLY RAY BURLINGAME
September 24, 2014

ARLEN DEAN "SPIDER" BYNUM
March 25, 2013

CHARLES DAVIS CABANISS
June 23, 2016

ADELFA BOTELLO CALLEJO

January 25, 2014

GARLAND LAMAR CARNES
 August 6, 2014

GORDON RUSSELL CARPENTER
June 14, 2014

ETHEL LYNN CARROLL
December 15, 2013

CHARLES MURRAY COBBE
October 22, 2014

STEVEN KNIGHT COCHRAN
May 27, 2011

HON. JEFFREY VINCENT COEN
January 14, 2014

STEPHEN CRAIG COEN
August 31, 2013

JOHN W. COLLINS
August 14, 2011

JANNA LEE COUNTRYMAN
February 1, 2015

JAY CURTIS COUNTS
October 14, 2013

WILLIAM F. COURTNEY
December 8, 2008

HALSELL SAM DAVIS, JR.
February 26, 2013

SIDNEY HAMILTON DAVIS, JR.
October 26, 2009

JAMES E. DAY, JR.
May 23, 2015

JACOB ALAN DECKER
March 1, 2015

HARRY A. DEFORD II
August 21, 2015

HON. KENNETH C. DIPPEL
June 19, 2007

WILLIAM CLARENCE DOWDY, JR.
December 24, 2012

EDWARD JUNIUS DRAKE
November 25, 2011

ADAIR CROMWELL DYER, JR.
June 11, 2015

HERSCHELL GENE EMERY
April 14, 2016

ROBERT THOMAS EDGE
January 10, 2015

RON EDMONSON
October 15, 2008

BENJAMIN THOMAS MCELROY
August 16, 2015

SAMUEL "SAM" FERRO
September 26, 2010

THOMAS L. FIEDLER
June 19, 2012

FLOYD LEE FISHER
September 7, 2012

SAMUEL T. FOUTZ
October 7, 2008

THOMAS FREYTAG
February 15, 2012

KENNETH D. FULLER
January 18, 2014

RICHARD A. GABRIELE
January 26, 2013

HON. DEAN MURRAY GANDY
April 14, 2016

HON. MATHEWS GARLAND
September 18, 2008

CHARLES O'NEILL GALVIN
January 27, 2011

JOSEPH WILLIAM GEARY JR.
January 16, 2016

ELIZABETH ANN GILDAY
2010

REUBEN M. GINSBERG
September 9, 2008

ARTHUR S. GOLDBERG
July 7, 2008

IRA MICHAEL GOODRICH
March 18, 2016

CHARLES EDWIN GREEF
March 10, 2015

HON. KAREN J. GREENE
April 26, 2007

HON. PATRICK CARL GUILLOT
September 30, 2013

ROBERT ALLEN GWINN, SR.
January 17, 2013

ERNEST LEROY HALLMAN, JR.
June 27, 2012

HON. FRED HARLESS
March 14, 2007

WILLIAM D. HARRIS
January 21, 2009

HON. MERRILL L. HARTMAN
October 15, 2010

RICHARD DEAN HAWN, JR.
November 22, 2010

JESS THOMAS HAY
April 13, 2015

ROSS HUGON HEMPHILL
July 28, 2007

ANGELA KARI HITES
July 7, 2010

HON. LEONARD HOFFMAN, JR.
May 26, 2009

HARRY TRACY HOLLAND
July 17, 2014

JAMES "BLACKIE" HOLMES, III
October 8, 2014

JOHN FOX HOLT, II
September 12, 2008

RICHARD M. HULL
February 20, 2009

ELTON RAY HUTCHISON
March 30, 2014

LINDA FAYE JENKINS
October 15, 2011

CHARLES ROBERT (CHARLEY) JOHNSON
April 13, 2011

BILLY BERT JOINER
August 23, 2013

JERRY PAUL JONES
March 4, 2014

SHANNON JONES, JR.
February 12, 2009

WILLIAM LEONARD KELLER
November 14, 2013

TIMOTHY EDWARD KELLEY
April 22, 2008

DAVID SPENCER KIDDER
August 25, 2007

JAMES MICHAEL KLANCNIK
March 24, 2015

JAMES AUBREY KNOX
January 5, 2014

GRAHAM ROBINSON ELLSWORTH KOCH
January 29, 2016

HON. DONALD DEANE KOONS
January 15, 2015

JOHN PRICE KOONS
February 9, 2010

FRANK S. LABARBA, JR.
November 8, 2015

NORMAN LANDA
October 12, 2013

JAMES JOSEPH LANEY
January 26, 2009

ERNEST ALLEN LAUN
December 12, 2009

JAMES HOWARD LENNON, SR.
December 20, 2009

ROMINA MULLOY LEVINE
November 12, 2009

LESTER A. LEVY
June 7, 2012

JACK M. LITTLE
December 2, 2009

JOHN CLARK LONG IV
March 13, 2016

DAVID ALLEN MACDONALD
August 4, 2008

MARK GARY MAGILOW
March 12, 2009

HON. JAMES BASSETT MARTIN
April 19, 2015

THOMAS ALLEN MARTIN, III
March 29, 2015

JOSEPH CLARKE MATHEWS
March 4, 2013

TOM DURHAM MATTHEWS, JR.
April 25, 2015

CHARLES SIDNEY MCCLAIN
October 12, 2012

JOHN MCCORMACK
October 19, 2012

WILLIAM ALLEN MCKENZIE
April 18, 2010

PROF. JOSEPH WEBB MCKNIGHT
November 30, 2015

KENT HOYT MCMAHAN

September 29, 2014

EDWIN DONALD MCNEES
May 13, 2012

WAYNE ANDREW MELTON
December 17, 2012

MICHELLE ANNETTE MENDEZ
April 25, 2014

KIM DENISE WILLIAMSON MERCIER
January 9, 2011

SAMUEL LEE MERRILL
January 10, 2016

GEORGE RANKIN MILNER, JR.
September 17, 2014

CHRISTOPHER WARREN MIMS
June 29, 2015

FRED M. MISKO, JR.
September 4, 2007

ROBERT KNOX MITCHELL
May 3, 2016

JAMES FRANKLIN MOBLEY
October 12, 2013

CHERYL MILKES JEROME MOORE
April 13, 2010

EUGENE HARRINGTON MOORE, JR.
April 11, 2014

HIRAM LOUIS MORRISON, JR.
June 2, 2016

ELBERT M. MORROW, SR.
January 24, 2009

STEPHEN CLARK MORTON
December 28, 2015

ROBERT HENRY MOW, JR.
June 28, 2014

FRANK GENE NEWMAN
November 18, 2013

H. LOUIS NICHOLS
April 25, 2010

WILBUR EDMUND (ED) NOTESTINE
July 24, 2010

WILLIAM CLYDE ODENEAL, JR.
April 1, 2014

MICHAEL A. O'NEIL
August 13, 2009

JOHN DOUGLAS OWSEN
November 18, 2008

ALTON WINSTON OXLEY
August 25, 2015

DONALD FREDIC PADGETT
December 4, 2015

SAMUEL MORRIS PASSMAN
January 21, 2009

ROBERT B. PAYNE
April 4, 2009

K. MARK PISTORIUS
June 28, 2007

HAROLD A. POLLMAN
July 22, 2012

GEORGE GARRISON POTTS
February 1, 2014

WILLIAM DEWEY POWELL
April 2, 2016

HON. ROBERT EBEN PRICE
May 1, 2015

JEFFREY TAYLOR RAGGIO
May 3, 2014

LOUISE BALLERSTEDT RAGGIO
January 23, 2011

BENJAMIN HOWARD READ
February 13, 2015

DAVID NORMAN REED
December 31, 2013

TREVOR WILLIAM REES-JONES
October 26, 2009

ANTHONY GENTRY RIDDLESPERGER
August 7, 2014

SPENCER CONE RELYEA, III
November 20, 2010

JANET F. RESETAR
April 11, 2011

RICHARD MCCOY ROBERSON
May 5, 2014

HON. PATRICK ROBERTSON
December 19, 2015

MORTON ALLAN RUDBERG
December 2, 2013

ROBERT CHARLES RUHLIN
October 18, 2014

JEANNETTE ROWNTREE WILLIAMS SADLER
April 17, 2013

HON. BAREFOOT SANDERS
September 22, 2008

STEPHEN LEE SAPP
December 11, 2015

HON. ROLLAND TERRY SCALES
December 9, 2009

MICHAEL EDWARD SCHMIDT
January 2, 2014

JAMES RICHARD SCHNURR
September 18, 2014

ROWLAND ATWOOD SENTER, JR.
March 8, 2014

HON. WILLIAM H. SHEEHAN
January 12, 2009

CHARLES OLIVER SHIELDS
August 18, 2013

MARVIN S. SLOMAN
July 24, 2008

BRYAN F. SMITH
May 8, 2007

FRANK TUPPER SMITH, JR.
December 30, 2015

NITA KARL OTT HARMON SMITH
October 6, 2008

CHERYL BRIANA SNYDER
September 21, 2009

CHARLES WILLIAM SPENCER
January 27, 2016

DANIEL WHITTINGHAM STANSBURY
July 4, 2016

HON. CLEOPHAS R. STEELE, JR.
February 18, 2015

LISA ANNE STEGALL
January 17, 2015

HON. BILL JOHN STEPHENS
June 10, 2014

CHARLES PORTER “CHUCK” STOREY
July 15, 2008

AMBASSADOR ROBERT SCHWARZ STRAUSS
March 19, 2014

HARRY P. STUTH, JR
December 29, 2011

ROBERT CHARLES TAYLOR
March 12, 2016

LAWRENCE RUSSELL TAYLOR, JR
August 6, 2009

RICHARD LANIER THOMAS
April 11, 2009

IRA EDWIN TOBOLOWSKY
May 13, 2016

HON. MARK STENSON TOLLE
September 16, 2007

WAI BRENDA TSO
June 26, 2015

JAMES CLARENCE TUBB
December 14, 2015

HON. HOWARD TYGRETT, JR.
November 18, 2015

NANCY ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD
March 26, 2015

ALAN MICHAEL UTAY
December 13, 2010

ELDON RAYMOND VAUGHAN
October 17, 2011

JAMES GEORGE VETTER, JR.
May 17, 2015

EDWARD LARRY VISHNEVETSKY
June 20, 2016

STEPHEN ROBERT VOELKER
December 13, 2015

HAROLD HENSON “HAL WALKER, JR.
April 4, 2007

HARRY KENDALL WASOFF, JR.
September 19, 2012

HELEN WILEY WATKINS
October 24, 2008

ALLEN RAY WEED
April 15, 2015

ROBERT DUNN WHALEY
February 15, 2016

THOMAS L. WHEELER, JR.
September 3, 2012

DAVID J. WHITE
August 4, 2010

ROGER G. WILLIAMS
April 10, 2013

JOEL THOMAS WILLIAMS, JR.
August 17, 2015

PAUL DONALD WILMARTH
February 5, 2014

CHARLES JOHN WINIKATES
January 20, 2012

EDWARD B. WINN
March 11, 2007

RICHARD SIMS "WOODSY" WOODS
June 17, 2016

FLETCHER LEFTWICH YARBROUGH
November 24, 2014

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