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Martha Jo Summers Hancock, age 86, of Gatesville, died Friday, July 24, 2015, in Gatesville. Graveside services were held Monday, July 27, 2015, at Restland Cemetery. She was born on May 22, 1929, in Gatesville to the late Tom and Hazel Cole Summers. She grew up in Gatesville and graduated from Gatesville High School. She was employed for many years at the Gatesville movie theaters and later retired from Fort Hood Dry Cleaning Services. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ed Allen Summers. She is survived by her son, Gregory Lynn Hancock of Gatesville; and sisters, Weisa Smith of San Antonio, Sandra Baker of Katy and Cynthia Bessey of Ft. Worth.

John Keith Gibson, 63, of Gordon and formerly of Gatesville, died Saturday, July 25, 2015. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 29, at the Church of God in Ranger. Burial followed at the Gibson Family Cemetery. Mr. Gibson was born August 12, 1951, in Ranger, TX, to Hershel and Mary Margaret (Kitchens) Gibson. He graduated from high school in Strawn in 1969 and married Janice Perkins March 30, 1973. He worked for Texas-New Mexico for 26 years and worked for Lowes Home Improvement for 12 years. He pastored churches in Gatesville and was pastor of the Ranger Church of God in Ranger at the time of his death. He is preceded in death by his father, Hershel Gibson; and brother, Joe Don Gibson. Survivors include his wife, Janice Gibson; daughter, Sheila Gibson Surovik of Belton; mother, Mary Margaret Gibson of Gordon; sister, Vicki Gibson Dunn of Glen Rose; brother, Judd Gibson of Stephenville; and two grandchildren.

Margaret Lorretto Norfl eet, age 62, died June 23, 2015, in Orem, Utah. Funeral services were held June 26, 2015, at the Timpanogas Stake Center in Pleasant Grove, UT. She was born May 28, 1953, in Washington, D.C., to Reginald Norfl eet and Theresa Norris. She graduated from Gatesville High School in 1971. She earned a degree in business. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Cody Steggell; father, Reginald Norfl eet; brother, Reggie Norfl eet; and sister, Stacey Norris. She is survived by her mother, Theresa Norris; sister, Robin Braziel; brother, Jason Norris; children, Christopher Miller, Crystal Jeffcoat, Steven Steggell, Thomas Steggell, Johnathan Steggell, Casey Steggell, Kaya Waldon and Vanessa Johnson; and eight grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family at