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Donald Fay Bennett

April 17, 1935 - February 14, 2020

Donald Fay Bennett, age 84, of Plano, Texas went home to be with the Lord on February 14, 2020. He was born on April 17th, 1935 in Flint, Michigan to Fay and Edna Bennett. Don graduated from Flushing High School in 1953 and upon graduation he went directly into the United States Marine Corp. He was active duty for 19 years, 9 months, and 3 days. During his several tours in Vietnam Don was...
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Don Francis

March 18, 1948 - February 12, 2020

Don C. Francis died Wednesday, February 12th, at Mesquite Specialty Hospital in Mesquite, Texas. Our Lord and Savior escorted him to his heavenly home at 2:30 p.m. Don was born March 18, 1948 to Roy and Eva Francis in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Don graduated in 1966 from McGhee High School in McGhee, Arkansas, and graduated in 1971 from Arkansas A&M in Monticello, Arkansas. Don worked for McGhee...
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Nicolas R. Flores

September 10, 1935 - February 10, 2020

Nicolas R. Flores age 84 entered into rest on February 10, 2020 in Dallas, TX. Nicolas was born to Manuel and Trinidad Flores in San Antonio, TX on September 10,1935. He will be deeply missed by his loving family, his devoted friends, and all the wonderful individuals who knew and loved him.
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Clay Thomas Chapman

February 3, 2009 - February 7, 2020

Clay Thomas Chapman, 11, of Lucas, Texas passed away Friday February 7, 2020 in McKinney, Texas. Clay was born on February 3, 2009 in Dallas, Texas to Justin and Ann (Thompson) Chapman. He is survived by his parents, 1 sister; Sydney Chapman, 1 brother; Cole Chapman, Grandparents; Mary Thompson and Mel and Sylvia Chapman. Services entrusted to Charles W. Smith & Sons of Sachse, Texas.
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Mary Jean Boswell

August 18, 1939 - February 4, 2020

Mary Jean Boswell age 80 passed away peacefully on February 4, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. She had fought a long hard battle with cancer and heart problems for the last 12 years. Born August 18, 1939 in Dangerfield, Texas. Born to Grady Nickle McGee from Linden, Texas and Margery Elizabeth Smith from Dangerfield, Texas. Mary Jean was born in the family home in Dangerfield. She...
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Susan Burns

September 4, 1968 - January 27, 2020

On Monday, January 27, 2020, Susan Marie Burns, mother, daughter and sister, passed away peacefully at the age of 51 years, surrounded by friends and family. Susan attended Texas Womens University in Denton and graduated in 1995 with a degree in nursing. Immediately after graduation, she began her 25 year nursing career at Baylor Hospital in Dallas and later transferred to Baylor Scott &...
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Flonoya "Fluty" Lon Coldwell

February 25, 1932 - January 27, 2020

Flonoya Lon Coldwell was born in the family home on February 25, 1932 to Ola Wynne and Marvin Elmon Hall. The family lived in Garland, Texas where she proudly called home for all of her 87 years. She went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Flonoya, known to most as Fluty, Granny to her family, was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don of 56 years...
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Brenda Joyce Brown

February 8, 1954 - January 23, 2020

Brenda "JOYce" Brown, 65, passed away surrounded by her family, on January 23, 2020. Joyce was born in Borger, Texas on February 8, 1954. She and the love of her life, Jimmy Brown, eloped on February 16, 1970. Joyce was a selfless wife and mother of six, with an amazing capacity to love. Her love and joy could be palpably felt by all who knew her and met her. Her greatest loves included her...
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Joseph Wayne Spraggins

July 20, 1924 - January 22, 2020

Joseph Wayne Spraggins, 95, of Murphy, passed away January 22, 2020 at Methodist Richardson Hospital after a brief illness. Wayne was born in Montgomery, Alabama on July 20, 1924 to Tom and Claudie Spraggins. He graduated from Sydney Lanier High School in 1942 and from Auburn University in 1948 with a degree in Business Administration. Wayne was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy...
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Angel Barba

March 29, 1972 - January 20, 2020

Angel Barba passed away on January 20, 2020. He was an incredible husband to his wife Jackie and father to his 8 children: Andrew, Amanda, Anna, Aidan, Amaris, Aaron, Ariel, and Adam. He believed and raised his children showing them that the best could be achieved with hard work and dedication as seen with his nearly 15 years of service to the City of Sachse. He was a man of many skills, from...
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Ima "Jean" Wyatt

January 16, 1935 - January 19, 2020

Ima Jean Wyatt passed away January 19, 2020, at Methodist Richardson Hospital. Jean was born in Brownwood, Texas on January 16, 1935, and was a graduate of Early High School. She was also a long-time employee of Kraft Foods in Garland Texas, working there for 32 years until her retirement. Jean was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her kindness and helping hand was...
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Albert Dinicola

July 23, 1937 - January 15, 2020

Albert Valentino DiNicola, 82, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. Albert was born July 23, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Eleanor (DeMayo) and Albert DiNicola. He attended high school in Springfield, Pennsylvania. On December 3, 1966, he married his lovely wife Theresa (Roney) DiNicola in Dallas. Albert had several successful...
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Patricia Ann Benefiel

March 1, 1947 - January 12, 2020

Patricia Ann Benefiel, 72, of Garland, Texas, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Medical City in Dallas, Texas. The memorial service will be held at Victory Baptist Church, 6821 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75088. Pastor Terry Smith will be officiating. Patricia was born in San Bernardino, California on March 1,1947. She graduated from Palmdale High School in 1965 and continued to...
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Joe Dale Doak

May 31, 1935 - January 6, 2020

Joe Dale Doak, age 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 6, 2020. Although he currently lived in Wylie, Texas, he was born on May 31, 1935 to Gerald and Lillian (Moss) Doak in Wellman, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, and their daughter Stefanie and her husband, Stephen. It was in 1955 that he met and married the love...
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Rosemary Richmond

May 27, 1926 - January 2, 2020

Rosemary Richmond, 93, passed away peacefully at Garnet Hill Nursing Home in Wylie, Texas on January 2, 2020. She was born on May 27, 1926 in Dallas, Texas to J. Vernon Miller and Katie Irene Cox. She is survived by daughter Melinda McPhail and husband Dr. Melvin McPhail of Wylie, Texas; Grandchildren Brett McPhail and wife Jaime of Wylie, Texas. Adam McPhail and wife Holly of The Woodlands,...
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Gloria Trask

April 9, 1951 - January 1, 2020

Gloria Jean Page Trask, age 68 of Wylie, TX peacefully passed on to eternity January 1, 2020. Born April 9, 1951 she was one of nine children of late parents Andrew and Emma Joseph Page. Gloria later graduated with a Degree from prestigious Northwestern University of Louisiana in 1973. Next, she relocated to Tacoma, WA and worked for Tacoma Pierce County CU in 1974 only to return to Louisiana...
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Roger Dewey White

January 31, 1944 - December 29, 2019

Roger Dewey White, age 75 of Murphy, Texas, passed away unexpected, on Sunday December 29, 2019. Roger was born in Galveston, Texas, on January 31, 1944, to Edgar White and his wife, Lois. Roger was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering. During Roger's working years, he had a career in Defense at Texas Instruments, and later Raytheon, as...
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Robbie Kay Robison

February 4, 1949 - December 26, 2019

Robbie Kay Robison, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 26, 2019. Robbie was born in McKinney, TX, on February 4, 1949 to Claud and Bobbie Robison. Robbie is survived by her sons; Paul Robison and wife Jennifer, Eric Robison and wife Samantha; nieces Corey Adams, Jessica Joyner; grandchildren Carleigh, Brooks, Jackson, Emma, and numerous great nieces and nephews. She was preceded...
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Phillip Allen Tull

May 18, 1958 - December 18, 2019

Phillip (Phil) Allen Tull, 61, a follower of Christ was called by the Lord on December 18, 2019. Born and raised in Houston, he moved to Dallas in 1985. He was a virtuoso musician and loved playing the guitar which he started playing at the age of 8. Phil was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Sachse where he played in the Praise band. It was what filled him with Spirit, and he looked...
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Paul Baker

October 26, 1937 - December 17, 2019

Paul Baker, a Garland native, was born at home on Third Street, as he called it, on Tuesday, October 26, 1937. He was the third of four sons born to mother, Ruby Anderson Baker, and father, Andy Frank Baker. Paul attended elementary and middle schools in Garland; and graduated from Garland High School in 1956. He loved the lifelong friendships he made with his many classmates; and he loved...
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Larry Jenkins

November 26, 1939 - December 16, 2019

Jenkins, Larry G, 80, of Holly Lake Ranch, TX and long-time resident of Garland, TX passed away December 16, 2019. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 3, at 1:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8200 Devonshire Ln, Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX; First Presbyterian Church, Garland, TX; or The Hospice of East...
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Eula Mae Mitchell

April 6, 1941 - December 12, 2019

Eula Mae Mitchell (better known as Mom, Granny or Auntie) passed away peacefully at 11:12PM on December 12, 2019 in Sachse, Texas surrounded by her family after a long battle with dementia. She is survived by her "Dearest Darling" husband Larry Mitchell, her sons James Welk & wife Shaney, Larry "Dewayne" Mitchell & wife Cyndi. Her 4 grandchildren Amber & Chris O'Grady, Devon, Shelby & Jake...
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Ray Andrews

February 23, 1959 - December 12, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Johnnie Ray Andrews, passed away at the age of 60. Ray was born on February 23, 1959 in Rockwall, Texas to Bonnie Harper and Leonard Cornelius. He grew up alongside his 2 brothers, Mathew and Mark and sister, Audrey. He graduated from Patagonia High School in 1977 and later attended and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in 1984. In 1982 Ray met Donna Mae...
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Tina Boyd

April 13, 1954 - December 11, 2019

Tina Paulette Boyd, age 65, of Sachse, Texas, passed away at Methodist Hospital in Richardson on December 11, 2019 after a two year battle with liver disease. Tina was born on April 13, 1954 in Farmersville, Texas to Julius Frankie "Sonny" and Odie Cleon Hall. Tina, "Little Sis," grew up burning the rubber of Highway 78 with older brother JF Hall and little brother, Norman Hall. Tina...
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Jewel Mae Vaughn

April 17, 1945 - December 11, 2019

Jewel Mae Vaughn, a resident of Garland, TX, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Jewel was born on April 17, 1945, in Santa Maria, CA. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Jerry Vaughn. Her family was her world and she leaves behind three children; Jerry Vaughn, Jr. and wife Amy; Sherri Damlow and husband Alvin; and Mark Vaughn and wife Christa...
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Eddie Wayne Allen

May 2, 1938 - December 8, 2019

Eddie Wayne Allen, age 81, went to be with Jesus on December 8th, 2019. Born on May 2, 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas to Wayne and Ina Allen. He grew up in the Fort Worth area and graduated from Birdville High School, where he met his loving wife of 58 years, Carolyn Esther Gibbons and his two life-long best friends and future brothers-in-law Billy and Lee Gibbons. He graduated from Arlington State...
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Gerald Dwain Howard

August 7, 1943 - November 26, 2019

G. Dwain Howard, 76 of Murphy, Texas passed away at Faith Presbyterian Hospice on November 26, 2019 after being diagnosed with untreatable cancer from an undetected melanoma that had spread to the brain, lungs, and liver. Dwain was born on August 7, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas to Gerald and Dorothy Howard. Dwain leaves behind his loving wife, Diane Gentry Howard; daughters Kim (David) Stafford of...
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James Chennault

December 26, 1951 - November 23, 2019

James Steaphen Chennault, age 67, went to heaven on November 23, 2019. Born December 26, 1951 in Dallas, TX, "Steve", as he was called by family and friends, was the son of James and Theresa Chennault. He graduated from South Garland High School and Texas A&M University with a degree in BioChemistry. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets all four years of college. He served in the U. S. Army...
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Charles Lester McGee

March 1, 1934 - November 19, 2019

Charles Lester McGee was born on March 1, 1934 to Frank Lester & Tressie Odessie McGee and passed on November 19, 2019 at his home in Garland, TX. Charles was a member of Abundant Praise Fellowship in Rowlett, TX. He mowed yards and took care of the Sachse Cemetery for 30 years, was a foreman with the City of Garland for 33 years and a foreman with Garland Independent School District for 22...
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Teresa Dawn Chandler

August 30, 1960 - November 17, 2019

Teresa Dawn Chandler, 59, passed from this world on November 17, 2019 in Plano, Texas. Teresa was born in Dallas on August 30, 1960 to Eldon and Ruth Dougherty. She leaves behind her loving husband, Steven, daughter Stefanie Chandler, son Brian Chandler, beloved dogs, sisters Debbie Smith and Linda Foster, brother Robert Dougherty, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded...
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Jacob Tellier

October 17, 1930 - November 8, 2019

Jake (Jacob) Tellier was born October 17th, 1930 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. His parents were Isaac and Carolina Vander Meer Tellier who immigrated from Holland to Iowa in their early 20's . As a child the family resided on two different farms. The first one outside of Ladysmith. The second one east of Sheldon, WI. At the end of 5th grade, the family moved back to Ladysmith. In June of ...
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Jane Theresa Kirby

March 3, 1952 - November 7, 2019

Jane Theresa Kirby of San Pedro California, passed away peacefully from her battle with cancer on November 7, 2019, surrounded by her family in Murphy, TX. Jane fought courageously and was a warrior to the end. Jane was born March 3, 1952 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Albert and Jane Kirkpatrick. The younger of two siblings, she grew up in Oak Ridge, New Jersey, graduating from Franklin High...
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Cole Nathan Condiff

February 5, 1990 - November 5, 2019

Cole Condiff was born in Dallas, TX on February 5, 1990. He lived in Cedar Hill, TX with his father, Todd, his mother, Sharsten, his older sister, Aubrey and two younger brothers, Nash and Dakota. He later moved with his family to Sachse, TX where he went to Sachse High School, played football and loved hunting with his father and siblings. At age 19 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus...
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Marilynn May Dominguez

September 22, 2003 - November 5, 2019

Marilynn May Dominguez was born on September 22, 2003 in Dallas, TX. Marilynn love traveling, cooking, baking, skateboarding, singing, dancing, and swimming. She was a great power tumbler and loved spending time with her friends and family. Marilynn could find good in anyone, she had a heart of gold. She would help anyone if they needed it without getting anything in return. She had many...
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Pamelia Young

January 7, 1936 - November 3, 2019

Pamelia Dawn Shannon Young was born January 7, 1936, in Pecan Gap, Texas. She passed away November 3, 2019, in Garland, Texas at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Canup Shannon, father A. J. Shannon, and her husband of 67 years, Guinlan Doyle Young. Pamelia is survived by three children, daughter Yvonne Young Hester, sons Ricky Young and Steve Young, 10...
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Carolyn Dean Webb

December 9, 1944 - November 2, 2019

Carolyn Webb of Lucas, Texas passed away peacefully at home on November 2, 2019 at the age of 74, surrounded by family. Carolyn was born December 9, 1944 in Amory, Mississippi to Woody Earl Riley and Ethel Riley. The only sister of four siblings, she grew up in Mesquite, Texas and graduated from Mesquite High School. On June 14, 1963 she married David Webb and they enjoyed 56 long years of a...
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Randy Ficklen

March 23, 1952 - October 31, 2019

Mr. Randy Thomas Ficklen passed away peacefully with his loving wife and family by his side on October 31, 2019 at the age of 67. Randy is survived by his adoring wife, Sheri McCauley, of Sachse, Texas, along with numerous siblings, stepson's and daughter's, and a host of step-grandchildren. Randy was born on March 23, 1952 in Port Lavaca, Texas to Burwell and Louise Ficklen. Randy was well...
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Connie Faye Bjelke

August 5, 1941 - October 24, 2019

Connie Faye (Simmons) (Maupin) Bjelke was called home to be with our Lord on October 24th, 2019. She was surrounded by her sons and her husband. Connie is preceded in death by her parents Floyd Wilbur Simmons and Juanita Marie Risner Simmons of Durant Oklahoma; her brother John Arlen Simmons; her sister Ruby Holley Simmons; her niece Dovie Jean Williams; and her two granddaughters, Lindy...
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Gordon Wiley Jeffrey

October 18, 1931 - October 24, 2019

Gordon (Jeff) Wiley Jeffrey Jr., passed away on October 24, 2019 in Allen, Texas. He was born on October 18, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Gordon and Ethyl Jeffrey. Jeff is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Shirley Ann Jeffrey. Jeff is survived by his daughter Lori Engler (Bill), Amy Ervin (Bill); four grandchildren Michael O'Rourke, Robert O'Rourke (Jennifer), Alexander Ervin...
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Claudia June Monroe

April 7, 1944 - October 24, 2019

Claudia June Monroe went to her heavenly home, Thursday October 24, 2019. She passed away at home with her family and close friends surrounding her with love. Claudia is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Boots Spangler. She is survived by two daughters: Misty Shugart of Garland, TX and Wendy Shugart Coles and husband, Ricky Coles of Rockwall, TX, and grandchildren, Blake Schreiber...
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Ila Marie Smith

June 10, 1935 - October 16, 2019

Ila Marie Cox Smith daughter of Andrew Hugh and Ila Lannie Gaston Cox passed away October 16th, 2019 at the age of 84. Born and raised in Gatesville, Texas. Marie spent her days as a city girl and an only child. Marie was spoiled with lots of love and the center of Hugh and Lanie's affection. Marie was very involved in high school as a member of the Championship Gatesville Hornets basketball...
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Sylvia Talkington

December 12, 1941 - October 15, 2019

Sylvia Ruth Talkington Sylvia passed away on October 15, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held at Charles Smith & Sons Funeral Home on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The viewing will be held from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. Sylvia was born on December 12, 1941, in Tyler, Texas. She graduated from John Tyler High School and attended Tyler Junior College. In 1960 she...
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Pamelia West

April 9, 1959 - October 15, 2019

Pamelia Diane West (Pam) of Sunnyvale, TX passed away in her home, following a recent finding of cancer, surrounded by her family on October 15, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 42 years Billy Gene West; son Adam (Julie) West; daughter Brooke (Tyler) Butler; daughter Lauren (Jonathan) Stubbs; as well as her beloved grandchildren; Katie, Jacob, Bella, Drew, Levi, Maddie Joy, Kenleigh,...
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George Maynard

May 14, 1948 - October 12, 2019

George Fulton Maynard, 71, of Richardson, TX was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 12, 2019. He was born on May 14, 1948 in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident in Richardson, TX. He recently retired from a long and successful career with Heilind Electronics where he was deeply loved and respected. Our hearts are breaking at the loss of our beloved...
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Dallas Hicks

February 7, 1960 - October 10, 2019

Dallas Lee Hicks was born February 7, 1960 in Alexandria, Virginia. He passed away October 10, 2019 at his home in Garland. Dallas was a long-time employee with Rollins HomeTeam Pest Defense, as well as, an active member of the Peace Keepers Motorcycle Club. He will be remembered for his generous nature, easy smile, and devotion to his family. The family requests in lieu of flowers,...
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Van Pham

November 7, 1956 - October 10, 2019

Van was born on November 7, 1956 and passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Van was a native of Saigon, Vietnam and resident of Plano, Texas. She was a computer programmer and later became the church secretary at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish in Garland where she was an active member. She is lovingly remembered by many for her generous nature, strength in adversity, and firm...
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Farzand Masih Mathews

January 8, 1955 - October 9, 2019

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Farzand Mathews, husband, father, brother, uncle passed away peacefully at the age of 64 years. Farzand will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Alveena, and their precious children, Saira, Stephen and Sahil. He will be missed beyond measure and life would not be the same without his smile that lightens up the entire room. Farzand will also be forever...
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Wanda "June" Cook

October 7, 2019

Age 85, of Garland, Tx, passed away on October 7, 2019 in Garland, Tx. She was born on February 12, 1934 in Ft. Worth, Tx. June is survived by two sons, Roger Cook, Steven and Misti Cook of Garland; two granddaughters, Kayla Cook and Karli Cook of Denton, Tx; one brother Jimmy Woodall of Irving, Tx. June's passage was preceded by her parents and one brother, and in 2015 by Raymond Cook, husband...
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Matthew Colin Chowdhuri

November 20, 1999 - October 6, 2019

Matthew Colin Chowdhuri was born on November 20, 1999 to Colin and Cheryl Chowdhuri. He passed on October 6, 2019. Matthew loved English Premier League Soccer, Manchester United, playing FIFA online, skateboarding, and spending time with his friends and family. He loved any type of music that moved him. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. Matthew was a kind and loving person and will...
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Nellie "Nell" Jordan

October 6, 2019

Nellie Grace Jordan (Grimes) aged 84 passed away October 6, 2019 in the Methodist Richardson Hospital. Born in Rowlett, Texas November 24, 1934 to Bessie May Bayless and adopted by John Walter Grimes. She met and married the love of her life Robert Alton Jordan. They loved to share the story of how they met. He was delivering ice to her home and she peeked out the window. She asked that she pay...
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Cleo Dean Cherryholmes

November 14, 1929 - October 4, 2019

Cleo Dean Cherryholmes, 89, of Sachse, Texas passed away on Friday. October 4, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center in Richardson, Texas with his family at his bedside. He was born November 14, 1929 in Crawfordsville, Iowa to Kenneth and Doris (Fletcher) Cherryholmes. Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister, Margery (Cherryholmes) Edgar of Crawfordsville, Iowa. On September 25, 1955,...
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Clyde Rimes

August 15, 1923 - September 27, 2019

Mr. Clyde Edgar Rimes, 96, of Richardson, Texas passed away on September 27, 2019. He was born on August 15, 1923 in Kentwood, Louisiana to parents Samuel and Smithey (Dykes) Rimes. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Laura Iola (Davis) Rimes on August 29, 1941 in Sachse, Texas and was a Maintenance Engineer for Kraft Foods. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers...
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Mary Christine Sutton

March 19, 1932 - September 25, 2019

Mary Christine Sutton, formerly of Garland Texas, passed away on September 25, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born March 19, 1932, the youngest child of Walter Brum Jewett and Mary Ann (Beck) Jewett. Everyone that met Christine, saw her for a sweet, loving person who was always quick to share her beautiful smile that carried the joy and love which defined her life. She carried herself...
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Janet McDaniel

March 28, 1930 - September 22, 2019

Janet McDaniel March 28 1930 – September 22, 2019 Janet, lovingly known to most as "Mimi" was born in Council Hill, Oklahoma on March 28, 1930 and passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2019 at the age of 89. She is proceeded in death by her parents; Luther and Iris Sullivan; and her loving husband Hayden McDaniel. She is survived by her daughter Ann Ellis; son Jim McDaniel and...
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Audrey Frances Bilyeu

May 5, 1936 - September 22, 2019

Audrey F. Bilyeu of Garland, Texas passed away on September 22nd, 2019. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1936 to the late Gilbert and Audrey Downey. Audrey is survived by her husband Lloyd Bilyeu of Garland Texas, Sister-in-law Sue Cook of Bowling Green, KY, Donna and Robert Rippy of Russellville, KY, Stephen Downy of Bowling Green KY and Sharon and Jake Moss of Iowa. She is also...
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Kenneth Herndon

April 28, 1932 - September 21, 2019


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Saundra McCallum

December 20, 1946 - September 17, 2019

Sandy, known to most as "Mawmaw", passed away peaceably at the age of 72. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and husband, Roger McCallum. She is survived by her daughter; Lisa McBroom and son-in-law Shannon McBroom; daughter; Lori Redd and son-in-law Michael Redd; three grandchildren; Shanna 21, Jerrad 20, and Blake 19, and numerous other family members and special friends. ...
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Tena Marie Oliver

October 25, 1960 - September 16, 2019

Tena Marie Oliver, 58, of Sachse, Texas passed away at her residence on September 16, 2019. She was born on October 25, 1960 to Richard Gale and Moreta Mae (Tolle) Jerman in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She was in Loan Operations for Texas Capital Bank. She married Steve Oliver October 10, 1987 in Irving, Texas and was a member of Wylie United Methodist Church. Tena is survived by her...
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Alex Shurtleff

May 24, 1988 - September 15, 2019

May 24th, 1988 – Sept. 15th 2019 Duncan Alexander Shurtleff passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15. Alex always had a smile on his face and a big bear hug for those he loved. He was the first to pitch in a helping hand for any job. Being the second oldest of 10 children, he loved his siblings and was intentional about spending time with each one of them. He was generous and always made sure to...
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Bert Randall Riemenschneider

April 5, 1940 - September 15, 2019

Bert Randall Riemenschneider, 79, of Murphy, Texas passed away in the comfort of his own home surrounded by family on September 15, 2019. He was born in San Antonio, Texas and is survived by his wife, Suellen, 3 children: Terry Sims and husband Randy, Scott Riemenschneider and wife Lindsay and Robert Riemenschneider, 5 grandchildren; Mathew and Daniel Fought, Isaac and Kaleb Graham and Jacob...
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Marilyn Alma Herrera

February 22, 1947 - September 9, 2019

Marilyn Alma Beam Herrera, 72, passed away on September 9, 2019. She was born February 22, 1947 in Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas. Marilyn and Zachary Herrera were married on August 2, 1963 at First Baptist Church in Burlington, Kansas. Marilyn dropped out of school to get married but continued learning throughout her life. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, 1 month, and 7 days...
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Bryant Lee St.Clair

March 5, 1939 - September 5, 2019

Bryant Lee StClair was born March 5, 1939 and died on September 5, 2019. He was 80 years old. He was born to Dewey and Goldie St.Clair in Ennis, Texas. He is predeceased by his Father, Mother, two sisters, two brothers, including a twin, Dee, his daughter Theresa and grandson Duane Fant. He is survived by his wife, Ouida. He is also survived by Son Bret, Son Bryan and wife Jennifer, Son...
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Don Drummond

March 5, 1941 - September 3, 2019

Don King Drummond was born to Annie and James Drummond on March 5, 1941 in Dallas County, TX. He passed away September 3, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara Drummond, and daughter Lee Ann Wilson of Winter Garden FL. His grandchildren are Jackson William and Hendlee Addyson Wilson, and his son-in-law is Russell William Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents and...
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Eriberto Rodriguez

March 22, 1961 - September 1, 2019

Eriberto (Eddie) Rodriguez was born to Guadalupe and Anna Maria Rodriguez on March 22, 1961 in Dimmit, TX. He attended school in Olton, TX and came to the Garland area in 1983. He is survived by his wife Kathy Castillo Rodriguez and two sons; Eddie Rey Rodriguez from Farmersville, TX and Jessie Dwain Castillo and wife Dawn, from Plano, TX. Grandsons; JJ Castillo from Plano, TX and Gunner Euegene...
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Larry Mendez Palacios

August 18, 1950 - August 27, 2019

Larry Mendez Palacios, Born August 18, 1950, Entered the Gates of Heaven on August 27, 2019. Larry was born in Houston, Texas. He is survived by wife Adela Palacios; Children: Ernest, Raul, Christopher and Faith; Grandchildren: Celeste, Christopher JR., Breanna, Sierra, Ernest III, Ezekiel, Ethan, Luis JR., Angel, Mark, and Isabella; Great-Grandchildren: Audrey, Antonio JR., Xavier, Emma...
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Margaret Jane Smolka

December 23, 1939 - August 27, 2019

Margaret Jane Smolka Born December 23rd, 1939. Passed away August 27th, 2019. Margaret was born in Sachse, Texas to Alma and Leo Smolka. She grew up in Sachse and attended Garland schools graduating from Garland High School. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Sachse and Wylie and taught Sunday school at both for years. She loved traveling with the church and went on several...
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Woodrow Martin Darter

July 23, 1918 - August 21, 2019

Woodrow (Woody) Darter was born in Electra, Texas on July 23, 1918. His parents were John & Ida; and his siblings Edgar, Viola, & Bulah. He was known for his outgoing personality and precise workmanship. He attended church his entire active life and always shared God's word with those around him. He went to be with Jesus, and his loved ones in Heaven, at the age of 101, at 12:30 a.m., on...
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Wanda Gilbreath Stevens

June 26, 1926 - August 19, 2019

Wanda Gilbreath Stevens peacefully passed away on August 19, 2019. She was born on June 26, 1926 in Lamesa, Texas to Patrick H. Couch and Myrtle Davis Couch. At the age of 13 her family moved to Eastland, Texas where she graduated from Eastland High School in 1943. She married James R. Gilbreath Jr. on September 5, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas. He was in the United States Air Force...
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Mary Wiggins

August 3, 1923 - August 18, 2019

Mary Eleanor Curry Wiggins, the second child of Guy and Effie Curry was born 3 August 1923 in Joplin Missouri. Mary was orphaned at the age of 10 and raised by her elderly Aunt Mary Hill. When Aunt Mary died, she and her brother George were raised by several relatives. Mary went to Nursing School during WWII and became an RN. After the war she married Charles Wiggins (later divorced) and...
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Thomas Jerry Redden

October 25, 1942 - August 16, 2019

Thomas Jerry Redden was born October 25,1942 in Littlefield, Texas to JP Redden and Edna Butcher Redden. He passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at his home in Garland, Texas. He grew up in Phillips, Texas, and graduated from Phillips High School. Jerry attended Texas Tech University and later, Southern Methodist University. His family moved from Phillips to Lubbock, Texas where he met and...
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Jennifer Grady

October 7, 1975 - August 14, 2019

After a lengthy illness, Jennifer Elissa Gonzales Grady entered God's merciful arms of peace and love on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She spent her last earthly days surrounded by family at her home in Sachse, Texas. She was 43 years of age. Born on October 7th, 1975 in Big Spring, Texas to George Mickey Gonzales and Karen Weber, Jennifer spent her early years in Snyder with her family and...
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Billie Dean Lange

December 31, 1935 - August 7, 2019

Dean was born in Taylor, TX. on December 31, 1935 to Pheba Katherine and Edgar Adolf lange. He grew up in central Texas in the farming community of Bartlett. He died on August 7, 2019 in Garland, TX. Graduated from Bartlett High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He earned a college scholarship for being a left handed pitcher. He attended some college, never...
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Basil Gentry

January 26, 1926 - August 6, 2019

GENTRY, Basil "Big Money" Roland Gentry, 93 of Garland, Texas, entered the Pearly Gates of heaven surrounded by family on August 6, 2019. Basil was born to parents Joseph Napoleon Gentry and Nora Cornelia Farmer Gentry on January 26, 1926 in Reinhardt, Texas. He was the last man living from Reinhardt, which is now East Dallas near White Rock Lake at Garland Road and Peavy Road. Known as the ...
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Peggy Jo Stack

February 23, 1967 - August 4, 2019

Peggy Jo Stack (Snow), 52, passed on August 4th 2019 in Methodist Hospital in Richardson, Texas after a pulmonary embolism. She was preceded in death by both of her parents Paul Arthur Snow and Mavis Snow (Kauble). Peggy was born in Landstuhl, Germany to Paul and Mavis Snow on February 23, 1967. She is survived by her husband James Stack, her son Dustin Stack, her daughter and son-in-law Adena...
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Fred Harris Boyd

March 29, 1940 - August 3, 2019

Fred Harris Boyd 3/29/40- 8/3/19. Anyone blessed to have known Fred would tell you that he never had an unkind word to say about or to anyone. As a faithful servant of the Lord, he wanted the best for everyone, loved his family without reserve, and always put others first. His love for Christ was undeniable. Fred is survived and adored by his two sons David Boyd and Steven Boyd; his...
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Harold Louis Forsyth

November 1, 1957 - July 31, 2019

Harold Louis Forsyth, 61, passed quietly from this earth after a brief illness into our Lord's arms on July, 31, 2019. Hal, as he preferred to be called, was smart, had a good sense of humor, and loved to garden both vegetables and flowers. He was born in Elmira, New York and moved to Garland, Texas shortly after graduating from Notre Dame High School. He retired from Reliable Chevrolet, where...
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Pat Ruppi

July 30, 2019

Garland, TX – Pat Ruppi Jr, 66, passed peacefully on Tuesday, July 30th 2019 following a lengthy battle with a rare form of dementia. He leaves his wife of 43 years, Cindy (Walker) Ruppi; his son, Brent Ruppi; his brother Paul Ruppi and his wife Amy Ruppi; his nephew Kyle Walker; his nieces Mykaila Boyett, Jennifer Ruppi and Natalie Ruppi; and many cousins, aunts and uncles. Born and raised...
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Alicia Soto

March 22, 1935 - July 29, 2019

Alicia Soto was born in Honduras, March 22, 1935 and passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019. Alicia was a resident of Garland, Texas at the time of passing. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 2, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Her service will be on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. in the Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home Chapel.
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Frederick Arthur Hawkins

March 25, 1943 - July 26, 2019

Fred Arthur Hawkins A good ol' boy, Fred was a faithful husband, loving father, ministering deacon, a wonderful Christian. Always respectful of his parents, he lovingly cared for his mother in her last days, bringing her to Garland to be with his family. Never seeking fame or fortune, Fred turned into a superstar dad. He dove into everything from Indian Princess activities to algebra...
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Harvey Dale Angel

March 3, 1930 - July 21, 2019

Harvey Dale Angel, 89, of Wylie, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Harvey was born in Oakland, California on March 3, 1930, and grew up in California with his parents, John Boynton and Lucy Augusta (Jeffers) Angel and his six siblings. Harvey joined the United States Air Force in 1950 at the age of 20, and one year later, December 7, 1951 married his lifelong sweetheart Betty Jean...
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Tuan Hoang

November 16, 1933 - July 20, 2019

Mr. Hoang, Dinh Tuan; Religious Name Minh Tam; passed away peacefully in Richardson, Texas at 12:50 PM, July 20, 2019, in the presence of his Wife and family, He was a loving husband and companion of twenty years to Bup Thi Tran; beloved father/grandfather/great-grandfather to: First Daughter: Thu-Van Hoang, husband Thuan Nguyen, grandchildren and great-grandchild First Son: Phuoc Hoang,...
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Tommy Sherron Ausbrook

January 10, 1951 - July 20, 2019

Tommy S. Ausbrook died July 20, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Ft.Worth, Texas on January 10, 1951. Tommy was an electrical contractor and long time member of First Baptist Church of Garland. He was a member and past Worshipful Master of Duck Creek Masonic Lodge # 1419 in Garland, Texas, and was also a Shriner. He is survived by his wife; Sue; sons: Jeffery and wife Alyssa; and Thomas and...
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Scott Allan Stith

March 27, 2019 - July 16, 2019

Scott Allan Stith, 57, of Garland, Texas passed away on July 16, 2019. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 27, 1962 to Roger Lee and Margaret Ann Stith. Scott was a machinist for C & C machines, and was a member of Spring Creek Church of Garland. He is survived by his Son; Zachary Stith, Daughter; Heather Hunter, Mother; Margaret Stith, Brother; Mike Stith, Sister; Sally Stith, Son-in-Law;...
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Luke Collett

December 5, 1921 - July 16, 2019

Born on December 5, 1921, in Dallas, Texas, Luke was the seventh child of Angelo and Carrie Catina Collett. He grew up in Dallas and graduated from Adamson High School. He lived in Dallas most of his life and served four years in the U.S. Navy, stationed at San Bruno Naval Air Station in San Francisco, CA. During that time, he played on several local semi-pro baseball teams and received a...
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Brian Gumm II

November 24, 1989 - July 14, 2019

It is with the deepest sorrow we announce that Brian Kevin Gumm, II, age 29; our beloved son, brother, family member, and friend, passed to be with his loving Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Kevin, as he was known to family and friends, graduated from Hebron High School and attended Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets. Kevin later gained his...
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Monroe "M.L." Todd

July 12, 2019

M.L Todd passed away on July 12, 2019, doing what he loved; traveling across Texas and enjoying the outdoors. While on a trip to west Texas, he and his friend Jewel were in a car accident. Unfortunately, he did not survive his injuries and was welcomed into Heaven after a life well lived. He loved the Lord and had a servant's heart. M.L was born on July 1, 1928, to Lee and Mary Todd. Raised...
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Viola Frizzell

February 10, 1935 - July 5, 2019

Vi was born February 10, 1935 to Silas and Myrtle Wagner, and given the name of Docia Viola Wagner. Docia after her grandmother on her father's side, and Viola after her mother's sister. She was number four of six children. She was a 1953 graduate of Santa Anna High School. She met and married her late husband Elmer Edward Baker (Rex) on November 7, 1953 and moved to the Dallas area. Vi went...
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Michael Anthony Hubach

December 11, 1988 - July 1, 2019

Michael Hubach was the son of Marie Fisher and Henry Hubach. He was born in Abilene, Texas, and grew up in Winters, Texas. Michael and Meagan were the parents to their beautiful daughter Mila Marie Hubach whom he loved with his whole heart. Growing up Michael was adventurous and hardheaded, not to mention very talented as well. From hunting and fishing with his grandparents Nana and Pa, to...
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Deborah Mae Rueter

October 19, 1954 - June 28, 2019

Rueter, Deborah Mae (Fender) It is with great sadness that the family of Deborah Rueter announces her passing after a sustained 33 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer, on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the age of 64. Deborah was born in Ranger, Texas to Errett and Doris Fender. She served as a dutiful accountant at multiple firms in the Dallas area. Deborah was an avid reader, loved puzzles...
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Jack Martin Leigh

April 3, 1935 - June 26, 2019

Jack Martin Leigh was born in McKinney, TX on April 3, 1935, to parents Joseph and Gertrude Leigh. His spirit left this world on June 26, 2019, at the age of 84. Jack retired after a long career as a supervisor in the Accounting Department at Kraft Foods in Garland. He was always an avid outdoorsman and especially loved to hunt and fish. He will be dearly missed, and his love for his family and...
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Hattie Fox

November 4, 1933 - June 21, 2019

Hattie Ellen Fox, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, died on June 21, 2019 at the age of 85. Ellen was born November 4, 1933 in Bell County, Texas to Hattie Mae Fellers Boone and Willie Granvel Boone. She was married for 43 years to Thomas Rial Fox, who died in 2006. Ellen is predeceased by her parents, all six siblings, infant daughter, and her much loved son, Roger...
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Dana Corley

November 16, 1938 - June 20, 2019

Dana Corley, age 80, of Garland, Texas, passed away June 20, 2019, in Plano, Texas. Dana was born November 16, 1938, in Stroudsburg, Pa. She was a nurse at Doctors Hospital for 10 years, and also worked many years for Dr. Smale. After retirement, she enjoyed her time as a homemaker. She was a long time member of Big Springs Baptist Church in Garland, Texas. Dana was preceded in death by her...
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James Ward

March 9, 1934 - June 17, 2019

James Leroy Ward March 9, 1934 – June 17, 2019 James Leroy Ward passed away Monday June 17, 2019 in Wylie, Texas at the age of 85. James was born in Idalou, Texas on March 9, 1934 to Thomas and Stella Ward, who preceded him in death. James was the youngest of nine children; four boys and five girls; Jewel Chase of White Plains, New York (deceased); Zelma Johnigan of Ozona, Texas ...
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Phillip Dean Foster

November 11, 1934 - June 15, 2019

Phillip Dean Foster, 84, of Sachse, Texas passed away at his residence on June 15, 2019. He was born on November 11, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to Lester Lee & Ode Mearl ( Clark) Foster. He was in the Texas Air National Guard and was a member of First Baptist of Sachse. He married Harriet Calamay (Wheeler) in Oklahoma in 1955. He is survived by his wife; H. Callie Foster, 3 sons; Joseph Foster,...
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William H. "Bill" Shugart

February 1, 1941 - June 15, 2019

William (Bill) Howard Shugart, 78, member of a pioneer Garland family, peacefully passed away, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Bill was born February 1, 1941 in Garland, TX to Howard and Jimolea Shugart. He graduated from Garland High School in 1959. He attended East Texas State University and worked for Continental Fidelity Insurance and later owned his own agency. In his later years, he opened...
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Henry Vaughan

August 2, 1938 - June 13, 2019

Henry Thomas Vaughan was 80 years old. He was born August 2, 1938, in Wylie, TX, to Henry Ray and Mary Margaret Vaughan. He went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Barbara; brother Jimmy; son-in-law Phillip; and granddaughter April. He is survived by his sister Margaret; son Tony and wife Jeanne; granddaughters; Regina and husband...
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Jerry Wayne Hutson

December 1, 1935 - 2019

Jerry Wayne Hutson was born into life to Cleo Estelle Lane and Lee Bryan Hutson December 1, 1935. He was born into eternal life March 12, 2019. After his early childhood days in Sachse, Texas, he attended Garland High School where he played football and ran track. He set the state record for the mile run. Jerry held this record through his senior year in college when his time of 4:16 was beat...
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Maurito G. Navalta

July 26, 1931 - June 11, 2019

Maurito G. Navalta passed away at 5:53 AM on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 after a week spent in the Methodist Richardson Medical Center's intensive care unit. Maurito was born in the Philippines to Torobia and Mauro Gonong on July 26, 1931. After a naval career that lasted for over 2 decades, he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer and worked at the United States Postal Service for 30 years...
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Daisy Williams

July 4, 1938 - June 8, 2019

Daisy "Virginia" (Davis) Williams was born July 4, 1938, in Richardson,Texas, and was called home on June 8, 2019. She was preceded by her parents; Jim Davis and Edith Davis; and survived by her two sisters; Patsy (Davis) Collins and Mary (Davis) Estes; her children; Wesley Williams and Kimberly Williams; and grandchildren; Brandon Williams, Elrick Williams and Arawn Williams, who loved her...
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Mark McGee

January 27, 1959 - June 3, 2019

Mark Anthony McGee died in his home on June 3, 2019 in Garland, TX, after 12+ years of disability and illness due to a work-related accident. He was 60. Mr. McGee was born on January 27, 1959 in Odessa, Texas to his parents, Clyde "Fibber" Earnest McGee and Helen Louise Ramsey McGee. He attended Odessa High School, although to his friends and family … they assumed he graduated from the ...
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