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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,..be 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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Jimmy leon Lusk

July 9, 1949 - July 8, 2020


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James Edward Carlin

April 1, 1945 - July 2, 2020

James Edward "Jim" Carlin was born on April 1, 1945 in Harriman, Tennessee to Delbert Dennis Carlin and Imogene Lenore Payne Carlin. He joined big sister, Anita, and later the family was complete with the arrival of his little sister, Nancy. The family moved around the country during Jim's early years. The family settled in Irving as Jim started high school. He was a proud graduate of Irving...
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Adam Burian

October 20, 1975 - June 3, 2020

Adam Brian Burian was born on October 20, 1975 in West Allis, WI. He passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2020. He lived with his wife, children, and grandchildren in Josephine, TX. He was an auto mechanic by trade. Don't you dare say Auto Tech. Those were fighting words. He loved working on older things. His famous saying? "Nothing is built like it used to be." He approached every vehicle and...
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Brenda Kay Musil (Dunigan)

June 20, 1961 - May 14, 2020

Brenda Kay Musil, 58 Brenda Kay Musil (Dunigan) of Royse City, TX was granted her angel wings on May 14, 2020. Brenda was born June 20, 1961 in Denison, TX to Marlin and Yvonne (Foss) Musil. She graduated from Berkner High School in 1979. She enjoyed her many years employment at Treasure City, Hallmark, Spectrum Software, McKesson, and Maximus. Brenda spent countless hours with her...
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Mary Virginia Whitten

January 11, 1928 - April 24, 2020

Mary Virginia Whitten, 92, a long time resident of Mesquite, TX, passed away on April 24, 2020. Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. She was born on January 11, 1928 in Peoria, Illinois to her father Edward James Vermillion and mother Nellie Fry Vermillion. She was married to her late husband Hubert Woodrow Whitten for 43 years and was widowed in...
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Shirley Jefferson

December 17, 1936 - April 13, 2020

Shirley Mary Jefferson, daughter of the late Ortman H. Townsend and Antonia Picot, passed on to eternal life on the evening of April 13, 2020 at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, TX, at the tender age of 83 years young. Shirley was born December 17, 1936 in New Orleans, LA. She was the seventh child born in a total of eight siblings. As a young girl Shirley attended St. Raymond Elementary...
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Betty Doris Weatherly

December 29, 1939 - April 10, 2020

Betty Vaughn Weatherly, age 80, of Wylie, Texas went home to be with her heavenly father on April 10, 2020. She married the love of her life, Billy Vaughn, on May 24, 1958, who preceded her in death on October 8, 1997. Bill and Betty were graced with three daughters, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Several years after Bill passed away, Betty met Don Weatherly, a wonderful...
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Aubry (Jim) James Huddleston

February 15, 1941 - March 2, 2020

Aubry (Jim) James Huddleston Jr of Nevada, TX passed away March 2, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born on February 15, 1941 in Liberty, TX to Aubry J Huddleston Sr and Wilma Creel Huddleston who preceded him in death along with his stepdaughter Regina Andrew. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Wanda Ruth Huddleston and his children Shannon Morykwas, Sherry Handy, Aubry (Jimmy) Huddleston...
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Lori Gooch McCathrin

December 29, 1959 - February 16, 2020

After a tough battle with cancer, family and friends lost their beloved Lori Gooch McCathrin on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Lori was born on December 29, 1959, to W.D. "Dub" and Freda Gooch, in Greenville, Texas. She grew up near Lake Tawakoni. Lori is survived by her loving husband, David McCathrin, her only son, William Harrell, and wife Haley, and her three grandchildren, Micah, Sophia, and...
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Michael Allen Forehand

July 29, 1965 - February 15, 2020

Michael (Mike) Allen Forehand was born July 29, 1965 in Dallas, TX to Richard (Dick) Allan and Barbara Rae (Vander Werff) Forehand. Their first son, he was one of six children. He grew up in Garland, TX, and often spent summers in either South Dakota or California visiting family. He graduated from Garland High School in 1984. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Trained...
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Karen Lynn Windham

October 2, 1957 - February 2, 2020

Karen Lynn Windham, 62, of Garland, Texas passed away on February 2, 2020 in Rowlett, Texas. She was born October 2, 1957 in McKinney, Texas to Elbert and Wilma (Melton) Wolfe. Karen is survived by her daughter; Kimberly Wright, 3 brothers; David & (Sherri) Wolfe, Terry Wolfe, Danny & (T.J.) Wolfe. 1 sister; Debbie & (Rick) Berg. She was preceded in death by her father; Elbert Wolfe, step...
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Margaret Caroline Newman

December 13, 1942 - January 22, 2020

Margaret (Peggy) Newman Born December 12, 1942 in, El Paso, Texas. After a long battle with Lewy Bodies Dementia, Peggy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, in Sachse, Texas, with family by her side. After a 33 year career with State Farm Insurance, she retired in 2006. She was a talented doll artist, a proud grandmother, a loving mother and wife. She had a kind heart and was...
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Leslie Doxey

September 20, 1984 - January 3, 2020

Leslie Anne Doxey, age 35, of Nevada, Texas passed away on January 3, 2020 in Mesquite, TX. She was born on September 20, 1984 in Garland, TX. She attended school at Community High School and is survived by her children; Kody, Kara and LJ; her mother, Amanda Doxey of Princeton; father Charles Doxey and stepmother Shayna Levine of Nevada; brothers; Russell Doxey of Princeton and Andre Asselin...
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Bradley Wayne Mounger

February 5, 1990 - December 29, 2019

Bradley Wayne Mounger February 5, 1990 – December 29, 2019 Bradley Wayne Mounger, age 29, of Josephine, Texas passed away on December 29, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 5, 1990, in Greenville, Texas. He is survived by his parents, Billy Mounger and Shanell Brady; his sisters; Ashley and Misti Mounger; brothers Michael West and Matthew Mounger; and grandparents Jackie and...
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Dorothy Elaine Edwards

July 25, 1943 - December 29, 2019

Dorothy Elaine Edwards, age 76, passed away peacefully to be with our lord on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in her hometown for the past 37 years of Plano, Texas. She was born July 25, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. Dorothy graduated from Sacred Heart High School and at the age of 25 married her husband Douglas Edwards. They shared over 50 years of marriage loving each other. She worked as a bank...
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Mary Hawthorne

January 16, 1924 - December 26, 2019

Mary Wagnon Hawthorne, 95, of Farmersville, Texas passed away December 26, 2019. She was born January 16, 1924 in Oklahoma. Mary loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them as well as passing time crocheting, watching Nascar, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys through their ups and downs. She had called Farmersville Health and Rehabilitation her home for the past eleven years...
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Ramon Rene Ojeda

January 25, 2015 - December 24, 2019

Ramon Rene Ojeda was born in Dallas, TX on January 25, 2015 to Laura Acosta & Ramon Ojeda and passed on December 24, 2019. Ramon was a good son and loving brother who protected his little brother, Raul. He loved playing outside with toys & machines and his favorite color was green. Ramon is survived by his parents, Laura Acosta and Ramon Ojeda; siblings, Raul Ojdea, Angel Chavira, &...
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Vernon Gregory

December 25, 1959 - December 17, 2019

Vernon Christopher (Chris) Gregory December 25, 1959—December 17, 2019 Vernon Christopher (Chris) Gregory, age 59, passed away at his home on December 17, 2019 in Royce City, Texas. Chris was born on Christmas Day 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri. The oldest of 6 children, Chris was steady, gentle, kind-hearted and generous. After graduation from St. Mary's High School in Independence,...
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Maria Marroquin

July 3, 1926 - December 13, 2019

Maria Marroquin was born in Mexico on July 3, 1926 to her parents, Octaviano & Concepcion Marroquin. She passed on December 13, 2019 in Lavon, Texas. She was a hard worker and very strong woman. She lived for her family. When she wasn't working or taking care of her family, she enjoyed crocheting. Maria is survived by her son; Enrique Banda (My), grandchildren; David Banda (Angie),...
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Richard Farris Walker

March 23, 1965 - November 21, 2019

Richard Farris Walker was born on March 23, 1965 in Dallas, TX and passed on November 21, 2019 in Rowlett, TX. He loved to work on cars & tractors, going to car shows, shoot pool, hunt when he was younger, and hanging out with his family & friends. Richard is survived by his wife, Amie, to whom he was married for 32 years. He is also survived by his daughter; Mitzie Walker-Vargas and her...
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Robert Franklin Mulkey

July 4, 1949 - November 21, 2019

Robert Franklin Mulkey was born on July 4, 1949 in Dallas, TX and passed on November 21, 2019 at his home in Farmersville, TX. He was a repair technician and a "Jack of all Trades". Robert loved to go fishing, camping, dancing, and the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed working with his hands and was an excellent carpenter. Robert and his loving wife, Janice were married for 33 years. Robert...
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Vickie Long

July 15, 1962 - November 7, 2019

Vickie Lynn Long was born to John and Marilyn Long in Orange, California on July 15, 1962. She passed on November 7, 2019 in Greenville, Texas. She is survived by her father John and siblings Keith, Allan, Terri and Perry LaManna,, Sherri Long, Melanie and Shawn Howard, Lisa and Dan Magee, Toni Burnett, Rena Boyles, Mike & Jill Burnett, Patricia Smith and many nieces and nephews. She...
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Jordan Kidd

March 16, 2002 - November 5, 2019

Jordan Kidd of Nevada, Texas was born March 16, 2002 and passed on November 5, 2019. His kind heart and gentle presence will be missed. The time you had on this earth was not long enough, but the love we have for you will never cease. Not a day will go by where we won't miss your smirk, your laughter and light. You're in our hearts forever. Daddy and Mommy, Tay, Hay Hay, and BraBra, will...
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