Obituaries

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20
Aug

James Huff Sr.

James Huff Sr.

1939-2015

 

A celebration of life was held for James Russell Huff Sr. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Hilliard Funeral Home, with speaker Mark Carter.

James Russell Huff Sr. was born Jan. 28, 1939, in Kerns and passed away at the age of 76 on Aug. 15, 2015. 

He had been a resident of Van and Ben Wheeler most of his life.  He was self-employed, working as a fence maker for many years.  He also served in the US Army and was a member of the American Legion. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Loreain Huff; brother, Billy Huff and two sisters, Rose Russom and Sherry Huff.

Survivors include his three children, James Huff Jr., Bruce Huff, and Amber Huff; two brothers, Bobby Huff and Roy Huff; sister, Treva Davis; five grandchidren; and four great-grandchildren.

Thu
20
Aug

Jackie Barker

Jackie Barker

1944-2015

 

Funeral service for Jackie Royce Barker, age 71, of Point, was held Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Emory, at First Assembly of God Church.  Bro. Montie Parker officiated. 

Interment followed in Dunbar Cemetery. 

Mr. Barker died at his residence on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.  He was born in Dallas  June 26, 1944.

Thu
20
Aug

Dr. Elaine Graybill

Dr. Elaine Graybill

1937-2015

 

Services for Dr. Elaine Graybill, 77, of Plano, formerly of Canton, were held Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.   Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park.

Dr. Graybill was born Oct. 17, 1937, in New Orleans, La. to the late William A. and Irma Larcade d’Entremont.  She passed away Aug. 16, 2015, in Plano.

Thu
20
Aug

Charles Calhoun

Charles Calhoun

1936-2015

 

Charles A. Calhoun passes away  Aug. 13, 2015.  Services were held at Moore Chapel at Ola Cemetery  Aug. 17, 2015.  Charles was born May 20, 1936.

He is survived by his son, Randy Byars; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Byars; granddaughters, Amber Byars and Kassidee Bennett; and great-granddaughter, Payton Byars.

Thu
20
Aug

Betty Gilliam


Betty Gilliam

Betty Gilliam

1933-2015

 

Services for Betty Imogene Gilliam, 81, of Fruitvale, were held Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, with Bro. Michael Shiflet officiating.

Mrs. Gilliam passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Canton.  Interment was at Haven of Memories in Canton.

Imogene was born Aug. 28, 1933, to Drebon and Doris Shiflet.  Imogene was Methodist by faith and married to her husband, Billy Guy Gilliam, for 55 years before his passing in 2009. She loved being a homemaker and caring for her family.

She is survived by her son, Danny and Rebecca Gilliam; granddaughter, Danielle and Craig Wallace; granddaughter, Krystal Westbrook; granddaughter, Mary and Blake Harter; grandson, Daniel Gilliam; and sister, Loise and Robert Koenaman.

Thu
20
Aug

Douglas ‘Fred’ Randall

Douglas ‘Fred’ Randall

1950-2015

 

Services for Douglas Frederick "Fred" Randall, 65, of Bryan, formerly of Grand Saline, were held Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Bartley Funeral Home with the Revs. Heather Hathcock and Keith Nicholson officiating.  Interment was in Creagleville Cemetery.

Mr. Randall passed away Aug. 17, 2015, in Bryan.  He was born March 15, 1950, in Visalia, Calif.

Thu
13
Aug

Rosie Lee Reid


Rosie Lee Reid

Rosie Lee Reid

1928 - 2015

 

Services for Rosie Lee Reid, 87, of Edgewood, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at Eubank Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill in Edgewood.

Mrs. Reid passed away Aug. 11 in Edgewood.

Rosie was born on July 25, 1928, in Van to James and Gladsie Kirby Pearce.

Rosie was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, play day with her siblings, girl’s weekends, watching westerns, family holiday gatherings, collecting angels, trips with her friend Sandy in her 18 wheeler and playing dominoes.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Gorman Reid; parents, James and Gladsie Pearce; one great-granddaughter, Chasslyn Colombrito; great-great granddaughter, Miranda Pitts; sister, Audrey Hindman; and brothers Edward, Ray and R.A Pearce.

Thu
13
Aug

Melvin Weisz


Melvin Weisz

Melvin Weisz

1922-2015

 

Services for Melvin G. Weisz, 92, of Grand Saline, were held Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Canton with Rev. Jon Thornsbury officiating.

He passed away Aug. 11, 2015, in Canton.  

Melvin was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Underwood, N.D., to Albert and Rosina Weisz.

Interment was in Corinth Cemetery.

Melvin grew up in Colorado and served in the Army from 1939 to 1945 during WWII. He worked at DISD for 32 years before retiring in 1982. Melvin enjoyed antique cars and woodworking in his spare time. He was a member of FUMC in Canton.

Melvin was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed. 

Thu
13
Aug

James Willis

James Willis

1932-2015

Services for Mr. James Leonard Willis, 82, Fruitvale, were held Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. David Hicks officiating. Interment was in Creagleville Cemetery.

Mr. Willis passed away Aug. 6, 2015, at his home in Fruitvale.  He was born Oct. 12, 1932, in Ruston, La. 

Thu
13
Aug

Otis Wade

Otis Wade

1929-2015

 

Funeral service for Otis James, O.J., Wade, 86, of Emory, was held Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Emory United Methodist Church.  Interment followed in Smyrna Cemetery. 

Mr. Wade died early Monday morning at his residence.  He was born Nov. 25, 1928

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