|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1928|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1978|
Lewisville (Denton County)
Ref: unknown paper & date – Golfing trip ends in tragedy for fiends Dunlaps, Seeds by Rita Miller – James Dunlap and Charles Seeds figured they deserved an end-of-year vacation, so they decided last week to take their wives to Brownsville on a golfing trip.
They left Wed. and planned to be back in plenty of time to celebrate the new year with their children.
However, their hopes for the new year ended when their twin-engine airplane, piloted by Dunlap, crashed near Lewisville Friday night. Both couples were killed.
The Federal Aviation Administration has not determined what caused the crash, but investigators at the scene speculated the plane may have run out of gas.
Dunlap, 58, the owner of the James H. Dunlap and Co. accounting firm, had flown for several years and as a member of the Businessman's Flying Association. He and his wife, Margaret, 56, were active in numerous social clubs and civic organizations.
"They (the Dunlaps) were involved in everything – they were wonderful people," a neighbor of more than 20 years said while choking back tears. "My grandchildren grew up with their children. They were always involved in everything. I do mean they will be missed around here."
The Dunlaps were lifetime Dallas residents and Dunlap graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1947. A certified public accountant, Dunlap was a member of the American Institute of Accountants and the Petroleum Accountant's Society, as well as numerous social and athletic clubs.
He and Mrs. Dunlap particularly were involved in reading and language programs in Dallas schools. As assistant volunteer coordinator for the Dallas Independent School District, Mrs. Dunlap recruited and supervised volunteers to help children with reading problems.
For four years, she headed the English portion of DISD's volunteer program and worked with children whose first language was not English.
The Dunlaps had three children, James Lawrence Dunlap, Robert A. Dunlap and Frances Powrie.
Seeds was the owner of Town East Ford Sales, Inc. in Mesquite. Like the Dunlaps, Seeds and his wife, Elizabeth were active in the community. They lived at 2018 Wynn Joyce Road in Garland.
The Car Dealership was open for business as usual Saturday, but selling cars wasn't uppermost in the minds of many of Seeds' friends and employees.
"He (Seeds) was here every day: He really ran this business." Said Billy Railsback, Seed's assistant. "I don't know about everybody, but I'm really taking this hard. I've been with him since he opened the dealership six years ago.."
One of their neighbors, Mary Jo Adams, said the Seeds "were well-liked."
I played tennis with Mrs. Seeds several times," Mrs. Adams said. "She was a good player, but her real interest was horses. She trained them and entered them in shows. She rode every day."
The couple had two children, Charles W. Seeds and Beverly Helmuth.
"They were a very tight-knit family, "They're holding up well – but only because they know they have to.
"They always spent holidays together, and I know her daughter had come back from visiting her in-laws to spend New Year's with her parents." she said.
Services for M/M Dunlap will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Community Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Funeral for M/M Seeds will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum.
Ref: Seeds – Charles A. and Elizabeth Ann. Survived by son, Charles W. Seeds; daughter, Beverly Helmuth; mother, Mrs. Jewel Castleberry; two sisters; one brother. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sparkman-Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel. Entombment Hillcrest Mausoleum. Pallbearers: L. W. Thompson, W. O. Bankston, Maurice Bailey, Dick Lowe, Marvin Ellsworth, Ed Nash, Hershel Brown, James W. "Red" Johnson, Richard Perry, Grady Herrin, Bill Morris. Memorials may be made to Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch, Amarillo, Texas. Dtd. 31 Dec. 1978 – Dallas, TX.
Robert Seeds (1892 - 1939)
Jewel Sewell Castleberry (1894 - 1987)
Elizabeth Ann Beverly Seeds (1924 - 1978)
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Plot: Grand Mausoleum North Skyway
Created by: Bob Orr
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82545484
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