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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 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 (DBA Annual Meeting 2019-present). Click here to view the archives. 

Reyburn Upshaw Anderson
October 3, 2019

Dr. Robert Marion Anderton
February 14, 2020

Lester Vernon Baum
July 3, 2020

Jerry Lynn Beane
July 31, 2020

Mark Eugene Bennett
June 19, 2020

Thomas Alton Blakeley, Jr.
March 31, 2020

John Howard Boswell
October 14, 2019

John Francis Boyle, Jr.
July 20, 2020

Justice David Lee Bridges
July 5, 2020

Charles Lee Caperton
February 16, 2019

William Robert Cohrs
January 21, 2020

James Edwin Coleman, Jr.
February 22, 2020

Benjamin Raye Collier
July 24, 2019

Robert Don Collier
April 9, 2020

Hon. Billy Floyd Coker
January 30, 2020

Thomas Lynn Crisman
August 3, 2020

Dan Duncan Davison
October 11, 2019

George Constantine Dixie
January 15, 2020

Joel Morgan Eastman
February 15, 2020

John Lancaster Estes
June 14, 2020

Robert Allen Fanning
November 2, 2019

Liza Farrow-Gillespie
July 3, 2020

Richard Alan Freling
September 28, 2020

Dennis Aubrey Fuller
November 12, 2020

Charles Quentin Grimm
July 26, 2020

Richard Albert Haan
September 14, 2019

Michael Krist Haines
January 21, 2020

Jeffrey Garner Hamilton
October 5, 2020

Richard Kevin Hardage
April 3, 2020

Clyde Hartline, Jr.
July 13, 2020

James Joseph Hartnett, Sr.
May 29, 2020

Stanley George Harvey
February 23, 2020

Joel Held
March 17, 2019

John Walton Hicks
June 12, 2019

Darrell Eddy Jordan
January 30, 2019

Nat Mitchell Kenney, III
June 18, 2019

Shirley Levin
April 7, 2020

Kirk Ronald Lyda
February 19, 2020

Edward James Lynch
February 27, 2020

Andrew James Marshall, Jr.
February 3, 2020

John Andrew Martin
October 29, 2019

Karen Danielle McCloud
April 9, 2020

Patrick Francis McGown
February 5, 2020

Bernard Charles McGuire, Jr.
December 23, 2020

Robert Lewis Meyers, III
July 11, 2020

Maryann Mihalopoulos
October 24, 2020

Mark Christopher Mueller
August 18, 2020

Patrick James Mulligan
May 1, 2019

William Robert Neil
May 29, 2019

Hon. John David Ovard
August 2, 2019

Matthew John Papagolos
December 11, 2019

Michael Lewis Parham, Sr.
December 2, 2019

Benjamin Edward Pickering
December 11, 2020

Hobert Price, Jr.
June 11, 2019

Ruth Louise Rickard
December 2, 2020

John Nicholas Schwartz
November 15, 2020

Clay Christopher Scott, Jr.
November 7, 2020

Harry Reed Shawver, Jr.
December 1, 2020

Thomas Alan Shiels
June 30, 2019

William Forrest Smith
November 3, 2020

Stephen Daily Susman
July 14, 2020

Robert Fields Spears
May 3, 2020

Hon. Annette Stewart
August 28, 2020

Jose Alwin Stewart
April 11, 2020

Stephen Daily Susman
July 14, 2020

William Edward Taylor, III
March 1, 2020

Robert Hyer Thomas
February 9, 2020

Edwin Joseph Tomko
June 17, 2020

Bruce Edward Turner
September 11, 2019

Lauren Emily Weant
September 1, 2020

Brian Lockwood Webb
November 8, 2019

Christopher Maurice Weil
August 7, 2020

David Rodriguez Weiner
September 26, 2020

Jean Lynch White
July 10, 2019

Robert Earl Wilbur
Mary 4, 2020

Kelly Rule Yount
May 3, 2019

Norman Arnold Zable
September 25, 2020