Obituaries

Thu
22
Jun

Donald H. Metch

Donald H. Metch

1938-2017

Memorial services for Donald Herbert Metch, 78, Canton, were held Monday, June 19, 2017, at Four Mile Lutheran Church in Mabank with Pastor Joan Iker and Deacon Larry Edwards officiating. He passed away June 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

He was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Somerville, N.J.  He was a notorious hard worker, operating a dairy farm and working in construction and landscaping in New Jersey. His work ethic continued as a nurseryman and rancher in Canton from 1982 until his passing.

Thu
22
Jun

Stephen Douglas McFarland

Stephen Douglas McFarland

1954-2017

Funeral services for Stephen Douglas McFarland were held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Calvary Baptist Church in Wills Point under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Mr. McFarland passed away June 13, 2017, at University of Tennessee Hospital in Tennessee.

He was born Nov. 2, 1954, to Grady Lee and Mattie Hollister McFarland. He lived his entire life in Wills Point until recently when he moved to Tennessee to be near family. He graduated from Wills Point High School and attended East Texas State University and Henderson County Junior College. He continued his education at El Centro College and Trinity Valley Junior College to earn his nursing degree. He was a registered nurse for thirty-seven years. He worked at Terrell State Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman for most of his career.

Thu
22
Jun

James Sanders

James Sanders

1933-2017

Services for James (Moe) Sanders, 84, of Canton, were held Monday, June 19, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Adam Key officiating. 

Interment followed in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Sanders joined our Lord on June 16, 2017, in Tyler surrounded by family.  He was born Jan. 21, 1933 in Glendale to MM and Annie Sanders. 

He was a deacon at Old Bethel Baptist Church.  He enjoyed farming and spending time with his family.  He was a friend to all he met.  Moe enjoyed sharing God with everyone.  He was a true reflection of a Christian man.  He was known by children as the “Candy Man.” 

He was preceded in death by his parents; MM and Annie Sanders; his infant son, James Sanders; daughter, Belinda Boyer; and a sister and a brother.

Thu
22
Jun

Ila Qhintella Kelly

Ila Qhintella Kelly

1924-2017

Funeral services for Ila Qhintella Kelly, 92, Wills Point, were held Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery. Mr. Kelly passed away June 13, 2017, in Grand Saline.

Thu
22
Jun

Dennis Ray Hightower

Dennis Ray Hightower

1940-2017

Funeral services for Dennis Ray Hightower, 76, Terrell, were held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Goggans Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Hightower passed away June 18, 2017, in Poetry.

He was born September 28, 1940, in Hunt County to Harry Lovelace and Mary Emma Hightower. He grew up living and loving the simple country life of hunting, fishing and farming. He played a major role in whitetail deer being brought to the area in the late ‘70s. He later became a Texas Deputy Game Warden along with his cousin, Bud Dennis, to protect and preserve the wildlife for future generations. He worked as a bootmaker, in the aluminum industry and commercial farming.

He owned concession stands, an arcade, a café and he also had a vending route, but his greatest passion was his cattle. He loved to work and be busy. His body did not contain a lazy bone.

Thu
22
Jun

Darrell K. Wallace Barclay

Darrell K. Wallace Barclay

1930-2017

Graveside services for Darrell K. Wallace Barclay, 87, formerly of Canton, will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Mrs. Barclay passed away May 2, 2017, in Whittier, N. C.

Born in Martins Mill to Joe and Ina Wallace, she lived in Canton until she moved to Phoenix, Ariz. She resided in Phoenix for the majority of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, William L. Barclay, and sister, Elouise Mims.

She is survived by her husband Bill’s four children; 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Thu
15
Jun

William Irvine Chandler

William Irvine Chandler

1922-2017

William Irvine Chandler, 94, Palestine, was born Aug. 21, 1922, and passed away May 30, 2017.

Interment was in Cana Cemetery, south of Wills Point.

 

Thu
15
Jun

Theresa Neal Freeman

Theresa Neal Freeman

1948-2017

Memorial services for Theresa Neal Freeman, 68, Grand Saline, were held Monday, June 12, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Sullivan and Bro. Darrel Prather officiating. Interment followed in Silver Lake Cemetery.

 

Thu
15
Jun

Shirley Cook Lundgren

Shirley Cook Lundgren

1931-2017

A memorial service for Shirley Cook Lundgren, 86, Elgin, was held Friday, June 16, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin. Mrs. Lundgren passed away June 9, 2017.

She was born in Van to William Horace and Twilla Eva Cook. She was the youngest of eight children.

She graduated from Van High School and attended Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.  While attending UT, a hometown friend introduced her to Edwin "Sammy" Lundgren. Three weeks later they eloped to Texarkana, Ark. Sammy was the love of her life for 66 years; they were one month away from celebrating their 67th anniversary.

The Lundgrens were blessed with five beautiful children. The hardest thing was losing three children, Greg, Nancy Hoyt, and Bradley.

Thu
15
Jun

Russell James Whited Sr.

Russell James Whited Sr.

1959-2017

Memorial services for Russell James Whited Sr., 58, Quitman, were held Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Brent Allender officiating. Mr. Whited passed away June 11. 2017.

 

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