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Lynn Flesher

July 24, 1951 - May 25, 2022

Lynn Flesher was born July 24, 1951 in Colby, Kansas to William Thomas Flesher and Dorothy Herndon Flesher. He married Trae Ellen Danis on June 1, 1991 in Greenville, Texas. After a four-year battle with colon cancer, Lynn died peacefully in Kennedale, Texas on May 25, 2022. Lynn was a resident of Celina, Texas for 30 years and a Banker for 50 years, 2 months, 1 week, and 3 days - not that he...
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Michael Chiarelli

April 15, 1949 - May 13, 2022

Michael Chiarelli entered this world on April 15, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY to the parents of Concetta and Louis Chiarelli. He was survived by his wife Cathy, children MaryAnne, Christine and her husband Dallas, Michael and his wife Delia, his beloved grandchildren, Alyssa, Abbi, and Aubrey, and family, and friends. Mike, as everyone called him, lived life. He was the middle child of 5, brother...
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Linda Marie Weber

November 12, 1957 - May 12, 2022

Linda Marie Weber, 64 years of age, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Medical City Dallas, Tx from Chronic Respiratory Failure. Linda was born on November 12, 1957, in Marion, Kansas to the late Leo and Regina Weber. She was the second oldest to four daughters. Linda graduated from High School in Herington, KS in 1976 and received the Certificate of Merit during the 1975...
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William W. Williams

February 23, 1957 - May 3, 2022

William Wayne Williams, passed peacefully on May 3rd, 2022. William was born the son of Roberta Carson and Francis Williams on February 23rd, 1957. William spent twenty-two years of service in the United States Coast Guard (1976 -1998), retiring as a Veteran having served through two tours of war. William reached the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer AMC Aviation Structural Mechanics, Coast...
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Cynthia Jo Bray

March 25, 1956 - April 19, 2022

Cynthia Jo Bray transitioned peacefully in her sleep, April 19th, 2022, in her home in Wylie, Texas. She was born on March 25th, 1956, to her parents Gary and Dorothy Olson. She was married to her former husband Brad Johnson. They had two children, Elyse Johnson and Douglas Johnson. Later, she remarried to William Bray of Wylie, Texas, for a brief time until he passed away unexpectedly. ...
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Brody Wade Miller

January 12, 2017 - April 16, 2022

Brody Wade Miller was granted his angel wings on April 16, 2022, following a lifelong illness. He brought such an innocent view of life and defied the odds against him for over five love-filled years. Brody was born to Brad and Brooke Miller on January 12, 2017, and while his life would seem too short to many, those that were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds...
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Eric Fred Poetschke

November 5, 1927 - April 11, 2022

Eric Fred Poetschke, "Grandaddy", born November 5, 1927 in Dallas, TX to Eric H Poetschke and Mary Brandes Poetschke was of Lutheran Faith. He graduated from North Dallas High School in 1945. At the young age of 17, after requesting his father sign a waiver allowing him to join the United States Navy early, he began proudly serving his country as a Gunner's Mate (Missiles) Petty Officer 3rd Class...
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Dorisie Lynn Escanlar

January 28, 1965 - April 5, 2022

Dorisie Lynn (Yaws) Escanlar was born to Dorotha Lois McIlveene and Baryn Yaws in Mesquite, Texas on January 28th, 1965. She found her soulmate, Tony, at the young age of 16 and they married 6 years later. Dorisie loved to drink coffee and spend time with family. She took her final breaths at the age of 57, at home with her daughters and husband. Dorisie is survived by her mother Lois,...
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James Edward Bento

April 2, 1938 - March 24, 2022

Mr. James (Jim) Edward Bento, age 83, passed away Thursday, March 24th, 2022, in Plano, Texas. He was born April 2, 1938, in Compton, California, to the late Joseph (Maxine) and Ruth Benjamin Bento. Jim retired from JC Penney as a Budget Analyst after 30 years, as well as having a Tax Preparer business. His life focused on the Lord, the Word, and church: the love for his wife: He loved...
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Morgan Blair Payne

January 21, 1994 - March 15, 2022

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us. – Helen Keller Morgan Blair Payne was born January 21, 1994, in Plano, Texas and taken from this life March 15, 2022. Morgan is survived by her two daughters, Masynn Klaire (2 years) and Maebry Lynn (2 months), mother, Chrissy Martin (Steve) of Allen, Texas, father Michael Payne (Diane...
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Barbara Strickland Gracy

April 14, 1944 - March 5, 2022

Barbara Strickland Gracy peacefully passed away on March 5th, 2022 surrounded by her family at home. She was born April 14, 1944 to Albert and Vera Strickland in Wieland, Texas. She was a graduate of Community High School in Nevada, Texas. Devoted to her family, friends and community, she was selfless with her time. She was a Wife, Mother, Ganny and Friend to many. Her sweet heart was big...
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Michael Wayne Jones

December 25, 1949 - February 23, 2022

Michael Wayne Jones, 72, of Nevada, TX, passed away on February 23, 2022, after a short illness. Michael was born on December 25, 1949, to J. T. and Maxine Jones in Odessa, TX. After Michael graduated from Andrews High School in 1968, he joined the U. S. Army, attending basic training at Fort Ord, CA. He trained as a lineman in the Signal Corps and was stationed at Fort Hood, TX. After...
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Aretha Lynn Martin

July 26, 1963 - February 22, 2022

Aretha Lynn Taylor Martin was born to the late Roy Boyette and Cheryl Ugwuanyi on July 26, 1963. She departed this earthly life on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. She received Christ in 1985 under the leadership of Pastor Terry Heart. Afterwards, she joined Word of Life Christian Center for 10 years, where she served on the leadership team and where she was also employed. In 1986, Aretha...
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Billie Jeanette Seale

May 8, 1942 - February 22, 2022

Billie Jeanette Seale passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2022 gazing into the eyes of her husband Mike. She had been transported from Kindred Hospital Dallas Central just 2 hours earlier and was visibly pleased to be surrounded by her daughter Darlene, granddaughter Nicci, Great grandsons Noah and Micah, sister in law Wynell and a face time with her daughter Paula. She spent almost...
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Violet Morris

April 2, 1951 - February 22, 2022

Violet Jean (Kincaid) Morris passed away on February 22, 2022 after a 3 year courageous battle with ALS. She was born on April 2, 1951 to Hesker Kincaid and Doney Clark Kincaid. She graduated from Commerce High School and attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. She was a member of Gateway Community Church in Wylie, Texas. She retired from Oncor Electric Delivery in 2012 after...
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Harlan Ray Ashley

May 4, 1943 - January 28, 2022

Harlan Ray Ashley went home to glory on January 28, 2022 at home in Nevada, Texas following a lengthy battle with lung cancer, at the age of 78. Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 1pm, Monday, February 7, 2022 with Reverend Larry Don Ashley, Reverend Jay Newsom, and Reverend Leslie Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City,...
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Emmett Leon Gilmore

November 23, 1943 - January 23, 2022

Emmett Leon Gilmore, of Lavon, Texas, passed from this life on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the young age of 78. He was born on November 23, 1943, in Vernon, Alabama. He married Sara Bagwell of Aberdeen, MS on April 12, 1967, and then moved to Texas shortly afterwards. In Texas, he pursued a career in the printing industry where he worked until his retirement. Leon also served in the United...
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Joyce Evelyn Morrow

March 16, 1932 - January 2, 2022

Joyce Evelyn (Uselton) Morrow age 89, of St. Paul, Texas passed away peacefully on January 2, 2022. Friends and family are invited to gather at Big Springs Baptist Church of Garland, Texas on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM for a memorial service to honor her life. There will be a short graveside service immediately following the church service. Joyce is preceded in death by her loving...
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Ayub R Sandhu

September 5, 1944 - December 31, 2021

Ayub R. Sandhu, PE, RPLS was born on September 5, 1944 in Gujranwala, Pakistan. He was raised in a household with 6 other siblings, of which he was the oldest. He graduated from Iqbal High School, then earned his B.S. degree in Math and Physics from Gordon College in Rawalpindi. After graduating, he worked as an engineer designing United Christian Hospital in Lahore. He worked on this project...
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Tanya Rene Oliver

March 17, 1961 - December 13, 2021

Tanya Rene McBrayer Oliver went home to be with her Lord on December 13, 2021 after a short battle with an illness. She was born to Jr McBrayer and Marilene McBrayer on March 17, 1961. She is survived by her husband of 33 ½ years, Robert Oliver of Farmersville, Texas. She is also survived by her two sons, James and wife Lisa Gage, and three granddaughters, Jazzmin, Blair and Jayme; and...
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Don Jerome Morrow

April 7, 1940 - December 11, 2021

Don Jerome Morrow age 81, of St. Paul, Texas passed away peacefully on December 11, 2021. Friends and family are invited to gather at Big Springs Baptist Church of Garland, Texas on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM for a memorial service to honor his life. There will be a short graveside service immediately following the church service. Don is followed in death by his loving wife Joyce...
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James Russell Terry

October 8, 1973 - December 5, 2021

James "Russell" Terry, 48, of Wylie, Texas, lost his courageous battle with COVID-19 on December 5, 2021. Russell was born on October 8, 1973 to father Jerald Walter Terry, who proceeds him in death and mother Linda Sue Terry, who survives. Russell is survived by his brothers Michael Terry and Donald Terry. Russell married Michelle Renae Bluestein on May 27, 2007. He is survived by his...
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Mark Alan Melton

January 5, 1961 - November 30, 2021

Mark Alan Melton went to be with the Lord November 30, 2021 after a fight for his life for a heart transplant. Mark was born in Childress,TX on January 5, 1961 to Kenneth and Peggy Melton. He is survived by his loving wife Sherri Melton of 39 years, just four days short of their 40th anniversary, his precious daughter Brittney Roper and husband Chad Roper of Nevada, TX and the love of his life,...
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Steven Mark Spurgeon

September 20, 1958 - November 16, 2021

Steven Mark Spurgeon was born on September 20, 1958 to Kenneth and Thelma Spurgeon. He went to be with his Lord on November 16, 2021 in Nevada, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife, Susan Spurgeon; sister Janice Elaine Snider and husband Richard of Fort Worth, Texas; brother Kenneth Jay Spurgeon of Lubbock, Texas; sons Michael Spurgeon and Scott Spurgeon; daughter Sierra Spurgeon; stepsons...
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James Everett Wilkins, Jr.

November 22, 1952 - October 11, 2021

James Everett Wilkins, Jr. was born November 22, 1952. Beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and husband, passed peacefully in his home on October 11, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. Jim was a hard working man who served his country in the United States Army and dedicated 50 years of employment to Dallas Plumbing Co. Jim played hard, said exactly what was on his mind...
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Dale Himmelreich

June 17, 1929 - October 7, 2021

Dale Himmelreich was born to Lulu Bradley and Frank W. Himmelreich in Lewis, PA on June 17, 1929. Following Dale's graduation from the Technical High School in Miffenburg, PA, he joined the army and trained overseas. He studied locally and then enlisted in the Air Force where he served as an Instructor Pilot on various bases including Perrin Air Force Base. He received a Chemistry...
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Alejo Sanchez Maldonado

July 17, 1924 - October 4, 2021

Alejo Sanchez Maldonado † Nacido a la Vida 17 de Julio, 1924 Nacido a la Eternidad 4 de Octubre, 2021 Alejo Sanchez Maldonado† nacio el 17 de Julio de 1924 en Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico a padres Asiano Sanchez† y Emilia Maldonado†. El mayor de 6 hermanos (Carito†, Luchita†, Lupe†, Chago† y Nato†) quien el quiso con todo su ser el los veo nacer y veo a todos pasar a mejor...
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Benjamin Andrus

February 15, 2002 - October 3, 2021

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Thomas Keith Cook

January 16, 1973 - October 2, 2021

Thomas Keith Cook was born on January 16, 1973 in Garland, Texas to Lloyd Edward Cook and Donna Ammerman Cook. Thomas passed away on Saturday October 2, 2021. Tom is survived by his Mom, Donna Cook and his Dad, Ed Cook, his brother Matt Cook and his girlfriend Nicki Adam, his Grandma Carol Ammerman, his daughter Kristina Cook, and Jane Adam, the woman he was in love with. Tom was preceded in...
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Elizabeth "Liza" Olguin Vasquez

June 12, 1978 - September 18, 2021

Elizabeth "Liza" Olguin Vasquez was born June 12, 1978 in Ft Worth, Texas and went home to meet her Lord and Savior on September 18, 2021 in Greenville, Texas at the age of 43. She is preceded in death by her father Reynaldo Olguin and her brother George Olguin. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 7 years Asael Vasquez, son Tristan Alarcon, son Jeremy "Bleu" Vance, daughter Leila Olguin,...
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Manolo Olvera

January 15, 1990 - September 17, 2021

Manolo was born on January 15, 1990 in Tamaulipas, Mexico and passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 in Greenville, Texas. Manolo was a resident of Josephine, Texas.
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Nancy Sue Ashmore

February 3, 1944 - September 16, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Nancy (Sue) Ashmore, of Garland, Texas, on September 16, 2021 following a battle with Lewy-Body Dementia. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by family and dedicated loved ones. Sue was born on February 3, 1944 in the small town of Quanah, Texas to Lola Beatress Strickland. In 1961, she married Tommy Robert...
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Walterine Hollingsworth Sharp

March 9, 1939 - September 14, 2021

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Walterine Hollingsworth Sharp passed away peacefully at home in Copeville, Texas at the age of 82. She was born in Sherman, Texas to Asa Kenneth Hollingsworth and Vera Clara McCarley Hollingsworth on March 9, 1939. She graduated from Abilene Christian High School and attended some courses at Abilene Christian College. She married Jerry Dan Slocum in 1958 and had...
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Erin Taylor

October 14, 1983 - September 10, 2021

Erin Elizabeth Cook Taylor, 37, of Josephine, Texas was called home abruptly to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 10, 2021. Erin's life may have been cut short, but she touched the hearts of many while she was with us. Erin was born in Garland, Texas on October 14, 1983; to David Bruce Cook and Mary Ann Kramer Webb. Erin grew up in the Garland and Rowlett area with two...
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Cletus Lee Gildon

February 26, 1957 - September 9, 2021

Cletus was born on February 26, 1957, in Joliet, IL to Mildred Gildon. He was a resident of Joliet, Illinois and graduated from Joliet East High School. Shortly thereafter, he joined the military (US Army) in September of 1975 and completed his tour of duty with honors in September of 1978. He was stationed at Fort Ord in California and served as a gunner in the artillery unit. After his...
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Teresa Luanne York

February 1, 1944 - September 3, 2021

Teresa Luanne York, 77, of Blue Ridge, Texas, passed away, surrounded by family, on September 3, 2021, after a battle with Alzheimer's. Teresa was born on February 1, 1944, to Margery and Harry K. Ping in Danville, Illinois. She spent many of her young years with her grandmother, Mildred Cunningham. When she met Joseph York at Douglas Park Church of the Nazarene in Danville, Mildred was...
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Charlotte Jean Arbuthnot

August 30, 1956 - August 29, 2021

Charlotte Jean Arbuthnot entered heaven on August 29th 2021 due to covid pneumonia. She was born on August 30th 1956 in Dallas Tx. She is survived by James Freeman Arbuthnot her husband of 16 yrs, step-mother Carol Johnson, 3 children Nickolas David Callaway and wife Brooke Esther Peak, Andrea Nicole Crain and husband Christopher Adam Crain, Robert Allen Smith and wife Skylar Cheyenne Smith. 7...
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Steven Wofford

October 18, 1968 - August 26, 2021

Steven William Wofford from Nevada Texas went home to his Savior on August 26th 2021. Steve was born on October 18 1968 to Jimmie Pruitt and George Wofford. Steven graduated from Greenville High School and Texas Tech. He married Cilicia Dorff on August 30th 2001. He raised a daughter and three sons. Steve worked for Cates Control Systems in Plano. He was survived by his wife, his...
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Joseph Peter Tong

July 7, 1950 - August 24, 2021

Joseph Peter Tong, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at the age of 71. After several months of declining health with congestive heart failure, Joseph died peacefully with his beloved wife, Mary and family by his side. Joseph was born on July 7, 1950 to father Thompson Tong and mother Rajamma. He was an entrepreneur and trained in the business of graphic arts and design at the age of 18...
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Garland Gene Newman

August 26, 1934 - August 21, 2021

Garland Gene Newman was born August 26, 1934 in Greenville, TX to W.T. Newman and Argaree Laverne Foote. Garland passed away peacefully on August 21, 2021 at the age of 86. Garland was the eldest of four and grew up farming and picking cotton in the Greenville / Campbell area. He graduated from Savoy High School in 1952. He enlisted in the United States Airforce serving our county from 1955 to...
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Jan Delaine Daniel

January 6, 1955 - August 15, 2021

Jan Delaine Daniel was born in Dallas, Texas on January 6, 1955 and welcomed home to heaven on August 15, 2021. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 39 years, Russell Daniel; Daughter Delaina Daniel Smith; Son Dee Daniel; Father Gerald Payton; Mother Neva Rogers Payton; Sister June Payton Kirksey. Jan's personality always lit up the room, her laughter and joy will forever...
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Karen McKown

April 16, 1954 - August 15, 2021

McKown, Karen Ann was born April 16, 1954 in Dallas, TX to Clovis Attoway Alford and Rita Delores Middleton. Karen graduated from W. W. Samuel HS and briefly attended Eastfield Jr College. She lived in Texas her entire life. Karen met and then married Johnny Lynn McKown on August 1, 1992. Together they moved to Lavon and began a little farm of horses, goats and button quail. Karen's true...
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Allan J. McGee, Sr

December 16, 1958 - August 8, 2021

Allan J. McGee of Olean, New York better known as "Poppa Bear" Left home August 8th, 2021 to be with our Heavenly Father. He was proceeded in death by his Mother Bonnie Babb. He is survived by his Father Amos McGee, 3 brothers and 3 sisters' numerous nieces and nephews. Gram and Poppa Bear married in 1977, They received the gift of 2 sons, A J, wife Kieu ly and 4 children. Alexandra, Buddy ...
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Virginia McNeill

May 11, 1944 - August 3, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Virginia "Ginger" Ann McNeill announces her passing on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the age of 77 years. Ginger (affectionately known to her grandchildren as "Honey") was a resident of Royse City, Texas. A beautiful, gentle Christian, she was born in Cooper, Texas on May 11, 1944, to Virgil and Ruth Reel of Ladonia. A former resident of Rockwall...
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Suzanne F. Hanson

November 14, 1970 - July 30, 2021

Suzanne F. Hanson was born November 14,1970 and passed on July 30, 2021 at the age of 50. She is survived by her husband Mark Way and daughter Jessica Lynn Beeghly and step sons Kiel and Kris Way. She has 7 grandkids, Hannah, Lexie, Kielee, Zane, Kash, Kendall and Karleigh. She has two sisters Jana Upchurch and Julia Flowers and one brother Shane Newsom, and a number of nieces and nephews. She...
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Monty Ray Vandergriff, Jr. "Jay"

August 3, 1962 - July 28, 2021

Monty Ray Vandergriff, Jr. of Wylie, Texas, better known as "Jay", passed away peacefully on July 28, 2021, at 58 years young in Richardson, Texas. Jay was born on August 3, 1962, in Odessa, Texas to Sylvia and Monty Ray Vandergriff, Sr. He was preceded in death by his father. Jay graduated from North Mesquite High School and went on to Tarleton State University. Jay began his longtime career...
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Harlen L. Stafford

August 29, 1961 - July 28, 2021

Harlen Leon Stafford of Bonham, 59 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Denison Texas. He was born on August 29, 1961 in Dallas, Texas to Harlen Eugene and Wanda Jewell [Coker] Stafford. He attended Mesquite High School and was a 1979 graduate. During his school years in Mesquite he enjoyed playing guitar and was in several local bands. He is survived by sister Gloria...
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Tate Wells Wood

May 21, 1997 - July 26, 2021

Tate Wells Wood passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas after a very courageous two year battle with cancer. He was 24 years old. Tate was born on May 21, 1997 in Arlington, Texas. He graduated from Wylie East High School in 2015 where he was a member of the Varsity Golf Team. Although Tate had to take a 1 year break from school, he was two weeks shy of completing his...
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Caleb Couch

January 15, 2004 - July 15, 2021

Caleb Brandon Couch, son of Brandon Couch and Jessica Crawford, was born on January 15, 2004 and passed away on July 15, 2021. Caleb was known for his extraordinary kindness, his quick wit, and his love for life. He was friendly, outgoing, and made lasting impressions on most everyone he met. One of his teachers described him as hard working, kind, and respectful. He had a keen awareness of...
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Emmanuel Bhatti Shafi

August 13, 1947 - July 6, 2021

Emmanuel Bhatti Shafi was born on August 13, 1947 to Mr. and Mrs. Shafi and Rehmat Masih in Kot Ani Singh Pakistan. He did his secondary education from Murry College Sialkot and Bachelor in Pharmacy from Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan. As a pharmacist, he started his own business in pharmaceuticals in Lahore. He was well respected by his peers and clients. Mr. Emmanuel Shafi married...
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Mark Stroud

June 10, 1957 - June 15, 2021

Early Tuesday morning, June 15,2021, Mark Allen Stroud was called home to heaven. Mark was born June 10, 1957, to Jo Rene and Prentice Stroud in Fort Worth, Texas. He was raised in Haltom City, Texas. He loved collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, watching classic movies, painting, listening to music, and family gatherings. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. Mark is survived...
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William Claude Stapp III

October 28, 1933 - June 9, 2021

William Claude Stapp III, "Bill" or just "WC" to many who knew him, was born on October 28th, 1933, in Mangum, Oklahoma to William Claude Stapp II and Mildred Coleman Stapp. He passed away on June 9th, 2021, in Rowlett, Texas. Bill was an only child, and fatherless after age 1, growing up on a family farm in Duke, Oklahoma with his many cousins. During his early years, while his mother went...
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Darrel Howard

January 23, 1947 - June 6, 2021

Darrel Lynn Howard, 74, of Wylie, TX passed away on June 6, 2021. Visitation will be from 6pm-8pm, Monday, June 14, 2021, at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Lavon, TX. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Charles W. Smith Funeral Home, Lavon, TX with Rev. Fr. Tony Densmore of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, officiating. Burial services will follow at...
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Gloria Marek

March 23, 1940 - June 6, 2021

Gloria Sebek Marek, 81, passed away at her home in Wylie, Texas on June 6, 2021, after an 8 month battle with breast cancer. Gloria was born in Rosebud, Texas on March 23, 1940. Gloria worked as a bookkeeper until she was 71 years old. She worked at JC Penney, Intercontinental and Richland Community College. Gloria enjoyed attending her three daughters' softball games during their high...
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Belinda Morrison

February 15, 1971 - June 2, 2021

Belinda Kaye Abbott Morrison of Caddo Mills, Texas was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 02, 2021 while visiting Alaska. A memorial service celebrating Belinda's life will be under the direction of Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, 2343 Lake Rd. Lavon, TX 75166 with Gerry Sue Boyd officiating. Belinda was born February 15, 1971 in Dallas, Texas to Delmar Lee...
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Donald Max Christie, Jr.

January 22, 1946 - May 29, 2021

Donald Max Christie Jr. of Garland, TX, beloved father and brother passed away on May 29, 2021 in Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by and will be reunited with his parents, Donald Sr. and Doris. Don was born in Hackensack, NJ on January 22, 1946. His father helped him find his lifelong love of bagpipes at a young age and would drive him into Canada every week to receive piping lessons. When...
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Faye Nell Gage

April 16, 1940 - May 29, 2021

Faye Nell Presley Merrell Gage, age 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior, mother, father and brothers May 29, 2021. She died after a short but strong, courageous battle with lung cancer. Faye was born in Commerce, Texas, April 16, 1940, to Mert W. and Ruby V. Presley. She graduated from Commerce High School in l957 and in her younger days loved to roller skate and bowl. After living several...
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Janet Leigh Hooker Tabor

June 27, 1951 - May 27, 2021

Memorial services for Janet Tabor, 69, will be held at Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home chapel in Lavon, TX on Tuesday June 1 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. She was born June 27, 1951 in Texarkana, TX to Virginia Oleen and Owen Clark Hooker. Died May 27, 2021 in Richardson, TX. She was peceded in death by her husband...
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Ann Russell Smith

August 5, 1941 - May 26, 2021

Ann Smith was born August 8, 1941 to Ralph Russell and Beulah Mae Little. She passed away May 26, 2021. Ann was married to her loving husband, Bobby L. Smith, for 60 years. Ann was a housewife and loving mother who enjoyed showing Jersey cows, farming and ranching. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby L. Smith, her father, Ralph Russell, her mother, Beulah Mae Little, and her...
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Arthur David Jeffers

September 1, 1953 - May 17, 2021

Arthur "David" Jeffers, 67, of Lavon, TX, passed away May 17, 2021. David was born September 1, 1953 in Corsicana, TX. His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his wife, Dixie, daughter Alicia Young and husband Matthew; daughter Natalie Morgan and husband Todd; grandchildren Travis Young, Trevor Young, Addyson Morgan and Preston Morgan. David was preceded in death by his parents, Joe...
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Douglas Arbon Baker, Sr.

April 27, 1944 - May 15, 2021

Douglas Arbon Baker, Sr. was a caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend. He passed away peacefully on May 15, 2021 at the age of 77, at his home in Nevada, Texas with his family by his side. He was born to parents Alex Arbon Baker and Alma May Johnson on April 27, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas. Legend has it that Doug was born in a locomotive boxcar. After only...
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Janet Louise Long

July 31, 1940 - May 12, 2021

Janet Long, age 80 of Richardson, Texas passed away peacefully on May 12, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. She was born on July 31, 1940 in Lodi, Ohio. Janet had a degree in graphic design and worked as a book and print work illustrator. She was a voracious reader, gifted artist, avid traveler and loved all things nature. She gave selflessly, loved unconditionally and was happiest when she was around her...
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John David Nelson

March 31, 1993 - May 7, 2021

A life too short. John David Nelson, loving son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away in Austin, Texas on May 7, 2021. John is survived by his loving parents Jim and Elaine Nelson, and his six brothers and sisters; Jennifer, Michael, Daniel, Sarah, Joy, and Rebecca. John is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Elaina, Adalynn, Cara, Hayden, Nelson, Joel, Brighton, Wesley, Levi, Ember,...
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Jessica McKenzie Bailey

February 10, 1990 - April 26, 2021

Jessica was born February 10, 1990 in Plano, Texas. She lived in Richardson and Caddo Mills. Jessica held an Associates in Science Degree as her prerequisites in Nursing. She was planning on returning to TWU in December to finish her degree in nursing. Jessica was very much into fitness, weight lifting and was a personal trainer. Jess also loved music of all kinds. She was a beautiful...
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Jyeahzmen Marie Smith

August 4, 1993 - April 24, 2021

Jyeahzmen M. Smith, born August 4, 1993 passed away on April 24, 2021. Jyeahzmen, "Jazzie", is survived by her mother and step-father, Andrea Smith and Willi Buie, her brother Bryan Smith and step-brother Tyler Buie. She had many half-siblings and of those that she had met, she loved them from the moment they were introduced. A bit of a rebel at times, Jyeahzmen touched everyone she met...
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Edna Elmborg

December 11, 1931 - April 22, 2021

Edna Sara Elmborg died on Thursday, April 22, 2021, after a brave fight with cancer. Edna was born on December 11, 1931 to parents James and Emma Watkins. She was married to Richard William Elmborg, who passed away in August of 2020. She is survived by two of her children, Cynthia and Michael, five grandchildren, Leksi, Lukas, Hanna, Nathaniel, and Kristion, and one great-grandchild, William. ...
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Paula Thompson

May 25, 1970 - April 21, 2021

Paula Anne Thompson passed away on April 21, 2021. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she loved so much. She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, on Monday, May 25, 1970, to parents Susan Visneau Davis and Dale A Thompson. Nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has loved you. ……… Selma Lagerlof Her passion was her "family." She loved sitting...
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Nathan Metsgar Bowers

May 17, 1963 - April 19, 2021

Nathan Metzgar Bowers, 57, of Farmersville, Texas passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2021. The Greeks didn't write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died. Did he have passion? ~ quote from the movie Serendipity. Nathan had passion. Nathan is survived by his wife Marta Spell Bowers. He vowed, in front of God, family and friends, that he would love, honor,...
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Angela Collendrina

June 15, 1961 - April 11, 2021

Angela Lynn Collendrina ended her battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday, April 11th, 2021. She is survived by her husband Mark Collendrina; Parents, John & Shirley Harris; her three children Crystal and husband, Tony Garavaglia, Chris and wife, Samantha, and Charlie and wife, Ariana; her eight grandchildren Michael, Beau, Rocco, Rylan, Reagan, Kailer, Cam & Cal; her bother John Harris, sister-in...
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Roy Melton Ivie

January 25, 1937 - April 2, 2021

Roy Ivie, of Wylie, Texas, passed away on April 2, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Linda, son Craig Ivie of Rowlett, daughter Angie Carpenter and son-in-law Scott of Garland, as well as by granddaughter Hailee Walker, of Frisco. Roy and Linda were married for 63 years and had a very close and loving family. He will be greatly missed by all and will be in...
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Robert Murray Smith

May 3, 1939 - March 31, 2021

Robert Murray Smith May 3, 1939 - March 31, 2021 Robert Murray Smith (Bob) passed away peacefully on March 31st with his loving wife, Mary by his side. Bob, a native Texan, was born in Coleman to Scotty and Ada Smith. He was raised in Dallas along with his older sister, Sue and younger brother, Jimmy. He developed a love for sports at an early age when his dad taught him and his brother how...
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Sherry Stapp

May 8, 1968 - March 7, 2021

Sherry Lynn Stapp was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 8th, 1968 passed away Sunday March 7th, 2021. Sherry is the daughter of Ron and Carolyn McGarraugh who are still living. Sherry grew up in Bethany, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Lloyd and Marie McGarraugh of Perryton Texas and Charles and Juanita Sherrill of Bethany Oklahoma. She is survived by her husband Zane...
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Albert Henry Schunemann, Jr.

October 21, 1954 - March 5, 2021

Albert Henry Schunemann Jr., 66, of Wylie, Texas passed away March 5, 2021 in McKinney, Texas. He married Sandra (Rogers) in 1988 in Rockwall, Texas. He was employed by Raytheon.
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Allan Kern

January 17, 1948 - February 13, 2021

Allan S. Kern January 17, 1948 – February 13, 2021 Rockwall, Texas Allan Stewart Kern, 73, passed away on February 13, 2021. Allan was born in Washington D.C., but was a resident of Wheaton, Maryland until his move to Rockwall, Texas in the 80's. Allan's heritage was Canadian on his mother's side and Maryland on his dad's side. Allan's life was the dash between birth and death. He was a...
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Johnny Marek

May 3, 1936 - February 8, 2021

Johnny Lee Marek, 84, passed away at his home in Wylie, Texas on February 8, 2021, after a long illness. Johnny was born in Ratibor, Texas on May 3, 1936. Johnny owned a successful company, L & D Manufacturing (Lee and Daughters). He worked until he was 77 years old and was a meticulous machinist. Johnny was a very active parent of his 3 daughters. He often coached their softball teams...
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Phong Van Phan

August 25, 1938 - February 1, 2021

Phong Phan, 82, died February 1, 2021 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Plano, Texas. At family request, private service will be held for family only. Mr. Phan was born August 25, 1938, in Bui Chu, Nam Dinh Province in North Vietnam to Phat and Che Phan. Mr. Phan lived an amazing life. At the age of 16, he fled from the First Indochina War to South Vietnam in search of freedom. In 1963, he...
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Janis Harbin

December 28, 1960 - January 25, 2021

Janis (Tigger) Harbin, age 60, passed away peacefully on January 25th, 2021, at her home in Lavon, after an intense eight month battle with stage4 cervical cancer. She was born December 28th, 1960, in Wichita Falls, TX. Janis was an avid barrel racer as a teenager, before venturing (hired as the third employee) into her 34 year career which culminated in being the Vice President of Bill...
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John Michael Caine

June 14, 1949 - January 22, 2021

John Michael Caine, 71, of Wylie, TX, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 22, 2021. He was born June 14, 1949 to Richard and Elizabeth Quaife Caine in Monett, MO. John was deeply passionate about spending time and making memories with his family. His family meant more to him than anything in the world, something he would mention to pretty much anyone he met. He was...
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Marcos Castillo

November 27, 1971 - January 5, 2021

Marcos Castillo was born November 27th, 1971, to Martin Sr. and Maria Castillo in San Patricio County, Tx. He passed away January 5th, 2021, at the age of 49 in Collin County, Tx. On February 6th, 1994, he married the love of his life, the former Sherrie Clayton. He was a hard working man and loved his family with all of his heart. He would do anything for anyone without asking for anything in...
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Dean Hanson

August 27, 1946 - January 1, 2021

Dean Hanson, 74, of Wylie, Texas, passed away on January 1, 2021 after an exhausting battle with cancer. Dean was born on August 27, 1946 to Dewey and Elizabeth Hanson in Hugo, Oklahoma. Dean made a living as auto technician for over 50 years. In 1963, he met Frances in California and they wed on October 2, 1964, going on to have five children and four grandchildren. Dean made Texas his home...
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Billy Ray Guinn

October 22, 1935 - December 30, 2020

Billy Ray Guinn went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2020 at the age of 85. He was born in Ben Wheeler, Texas on October 22, 1935. He was one of three children born to JC and Gracie Guinn. He is survived by his loving wife, Earline Guinn, son Dennis Guinn and his wife Diana Guinn, son Jerry Guinn and his wife Dorothy Guinn, daughter Joyce VanDertuin and her husband Randy...
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Richard Lee McNair

June 18, 1930 - December 29, 2020

Richard Lee McNair went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 29, 2020. He was born in Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma on June 18, 1930. He was one of five children born to Troy David McNair and Mary Elizabeth Fletcher McNair. He married Doris Smith on October 20, 1954. He is survived by his sister Sylvia Williams of Wentzville, Missouri, son Harold McNair and wife Donna of...
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Terry Paul Busker

March 13, 1966 - December 20, 2020

Terry Paul Busker, 54, of Lavon, Texas, passed away on December 20, 2020 in Rockwall, Texas. Terry was born on March 13, 1966, in Freeport, Illinois, to Paul and Judy (Pontnack) Busker. On July 5, 1997, Terry married the love of his life, Traci Jones. He attended Glasgow High School, in Glasgow, Missouri. He joined the Marine Corp in 1984 and was honorably discharged in 1988. After...
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Shirley Schreiber

April 5, 1933 - December 7, 2020

Shirley J. Schreiber, 87, Lavon, Texas, died Monday, December 7, 2020, in Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Rowlett, Texas. Shirley was born in a log cabin in Bullitt County, Kentucky. She was the widow of Bernard Schreiber, and is survived by 7 children, 14 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Shirley liked to stay in log cabins with family and friends around her. She enjoyed over 50...
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Jason Gaddis

September 27, 1976 - December 3, 2020

Jason DeMont Gaddis Jason was born on September 27, 1976 and although he only lived 44 years, he lived a fuller life than most. Jason was such a happy child, always laughing, always running and never met a challenge he didn't take head on. He was a super athlete and dreamed of playing for the NFL or being on the motor cross tour. As far as sports, football was his first love, but he also...
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Thomas Alvarado III

March 7, 1957 - December 1, 2020

Thomas Alvarado III, 63, of Nevada, Texas, was called home by the Lord on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Lovingly known by his family and friends as "Maverick", Alvarado was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 7, 1957, to Josephine and Thomas Alvarado Jr. He proudly, and honorably, served as a Garland police officer from 1978-2010, earning the Medal...
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Bobby Gaddis

November 22, 1952 - November 29, 2020

Mister Bobby", "Coach Gaddis", "Friend", "Buddy" and to me "Honey Bunny". For those who knew him, he was the life of the party, the smile that could be seen from afar, the beast on the field but the teddy bear in person. He was a big guy with a bigger heart that generated "the smile" that everyone remembered. He was quick and agile for his size; he took control of the dance floor and he never...
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Philip Hoyle Moore

June 28, 1940 - November 28, 2020

Philip Hoyle Moore, a resident of Nevada Texas, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Medical City of Plano. Philip was born June 28, 1940 at St. Joseph Hospital in Paris, Texas. He was the only child of Hoyle Love Moore and Theresa Elizabeth Phillips Moore, both of Roxton, Texas. In his younger years, he lived in Roxton TX and Taft TX. His family moved to Dallas around 1947 where he...
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Lindy McDaniel

December 13, 1935 - November 15, 2020

Lindy McDaniel 1935-2020 Lyndall Dale McDaniel, 'Lindy', passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 due to complications with Covid19. He lived in Lavon, Texas and was preaching part time in the Lavon Church of Christ. Lindy dedicated his whole life serving the Lord in everything that he did. He influenced many people throughout his Major League baseball career and then as a preacher with...
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Vincent Jerome Doyle, Jr.

December 4, 1948 - November 10, 2020

My heart is broken by the loss of my best half. I know he would say don't be sad because I am gone, glad because I lived. He died at home with me and our pups as was his wish. He fought a long battle with lung cancer. He lived his life to the fullest played Football and Rugby for years, loved to travel, dance and cook. He took great pride in taking a balance class of approximately 8 to well...
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David Neal Permenter

May 16, 1971 - September 27, 2020

David Neal Permenter, age 49, a loving father, husband, brother, son, friend, joined our heavenly father on September 27th, 2020. He is the husband of Celia Mori Permenter and father of Drew Needham Permenter. David and Mori enjoyed 19 loving years of marriage. Born in El Paso, Texas, he is the son of James and Elizabeth Permenter. He attended the University of Texas at El Paso and graduated...
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David R. Patterson

December 19, 1960 - September 18, 2020

David Randal Patterson was born December 19, 1960 in Dallas, Texas. He passed away September 18, 2020 in Lavon, Texas. Preceded in death by parents Dudley and Erma Patterson and in-laws Jackie and Audrey Etheredge. Survived by his wife of 37 years, Jennifer, blessed with three sons, Randy (Natalie), Jacob (Danielle), Jason. Also, survived by two granddaughters, Hadlea and Ryan, two...
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Pauline Finch

July 2, 1945 - September 13, 2020

Pauline Finch (Goudreault), our loving mother, was granted her angel wings on September 13, 2020 at the age of 75. She spent most of her life caring for others which included her children, grandchildren and children from her in-home day care. She made such an impact on so many lives through her day care that people often stayed in close contact with her after they left her care. On most days...
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Gary Dewayne Snow

August 26, 1957 - September 5, 2020

The family of Gary Dewayne Snow of Nevada, TX is saddened to announce his passing on September 5, 2020, at the age of 63. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 16 years, Lisa Snow of Nevada, TX, children, Shan Snow and wife Katina of Forney, TX, Michael Snow of Houston, TX, Melissa Stroop and husband Jeremy of Lavon, TX, Ursula Larson of Lavon, TX, Jennifer Grounds of Trenton, TX,...
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The Walker's

March 30, 1967 - August 30, 2020

David Eric Walker, 53, passed away on August 30, 2020 in Bryan, Texas. He was born on March 30, 1967 in Greenville, Texas. David was a resident of Josephine, Texas. He was a devoted husband, father, and truly loved spending time with his daughters and family members. David is survived by his daughter Madeline Walker, his parents Danny Walker and Pam Brown, his brother Nobie Walker ...
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Teddy Lowell Baley

May 10, 1941 - August 28, 2020

Teddy Lowell Baley was born on May 10,1941 in Union Valley, Texas to Andrew and Louise Hamilton Baley. He passed away at his home in Nevada, Texas on August 28, 2020 at the age of 79. Teddy grew up in Royse City, Texas with his three brothers and sister. It was not uncommon for him to skip school on Canton weekend to trade guns or pocket knives. He graduated from Royse City High ...
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Larry Poe

November 23, 1950 - August 27, 2020

Larry Junior "Pops" Poe, 69, passed away on August 27, 2020 in Richardson, Texas. Born on November 23, 1950 in Rotan, Texas, he was the son of January and Earl Poe. Pops enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending his grandchildren's ball games, but most of all spending time with his family. Family was everything to Pops. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Paula, of 46 years; son, Shannan and wife...
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Donnie Ray Mason

September 12, 1950 - August 20, 2020

Donnie Ray Mason passed away at home on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the age of 69. He was predeceased by his father Granville Ray Mason and his mother Evelyn Mae Anderson Mason, other aunts and uncles. He is survived by his loving wife, Janoise Lee Chapman Mason of 48 years. They were married in Garland, Texas on April 14, 1972. Donnie is survived by his son Brandon Ray Mason and wife...
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James Ritchie

April 27, 1938 - August 4, 2020

On the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, James Ralph Ritchie of Palestine, TX went to be with the Lord. Jim is preceded in death by his father Ralph, mother Mary, and brothers Damon and David of Kentucky. He served the military proudly for 21 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam war. The combined number of years his family served our country is over 98 years. He loved to fish,...
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William Gerald Sarver, Sr.

October 26, 1937 - July 10, 2020

William Gerald Sarver, Sr., 82, passed away July 10, 2020, in Plano, Texas. He was born in Baytown, Texas, October 26, 1937, to George L. and Mary O. Sarver. He spent the early years of his life in the Wooster area of Baytown, attending church and schools there, and graduating from Robert E. Lee High School. While in high school Bill was a captain of the football team and also pursued an...
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