Obituaries

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09
Mar

James Horton

James Horton

1934-2017

 

Services for James Robert (J.R.) (Bobby) (Slim) Horton, 82, of Ben Wheeler, were held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.  

Graveside services followed at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

He passed away suddenly at home in Ben Wheeler after a short illness on Feb. 28, 2017.

‘Bobby’ as he was known by his close friends and family was born on April 13, 1934, in Dallas to Taylor ‘TM’ and Winnie Elam Horton.   He grew up and attended school in Dallas.  He later moved to East Texas where he met the love of his life.

He married his sweetheart, Jo Lynn, in 1959 and they had their only daughter, Dianna the following year.

He worked as a freight handler and a truck driver for over 30 years before retiring.  His tall stature and thin physique earned him the nickname ‘Slim’ among his friends and coworkers.

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09
Mar

Gayther Heddins

Gayther Heddins

1936-2017

 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gayther Heddins on March 4, 2017.  He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife of 61 years, his son and daughter. 

He was born in Edgewood, June 2, 1936, to Albert William Heddins and Eula Frances Parker Heddins.  He was the youngest of nine children. 

He married his life-long sweetheart, Mary Dell Higginbotham Heddins.  They would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on May 7th of this year.  He and Mary were blessed with four children; Billy G. Heddins, Tommy R. Heddin, Terri Heddin Baker and Kevin D. Heddins.

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09
Mar

Dorthy Crabb

Dorthy Crabb

1934-2017

 

Dorthy Crabb, 82, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Tyler at Hospice of East Texas. 

She was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Dallas. 

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701.

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09
Mar

Betty Chambless

Betty Chambless

1938-2017

 

Services for Betty Beatrice White Chambless, 78, of Wills Point, were held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Eubank Funeral Home Chapel in Canton with Bro. David Yarbrough officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

She passed away March 5, 2017 in Canton.

She was born on Aug. 15, 1938 in Winkler to Teague and Mamie Weaver Williams.

She was a member of Brookside Baptist Church of Myrtle Springs.  She grew up in Frost where she graduated from Frost High School and played basketball.  She married Chester White June 15, 1957 and moved to Dallas and started their family. 

After the death of Chester in September 2002, Betty married Joe Ed Chambless in January of 2004.  Betty enjoyed traveling, playing dominoes and going on scrapbook retreats.

Thu
02
Mar

Zack Van Zandt

Zack Van Zandt

1937-2017

Zack Samuel Van Zandt, passed away on Saturday Feb. 25th in his home. He was born to Zack Wilson Van Zandt and Myra Candace Neal on Jan. 27, 1937 in Amarillo. He was 80 years old.

Services will be held Saturday March 11th at 10:30 at Countryside Baptist Church, 1390 South Main, Mansfield, 76063.

Thu
02
Mar

Wayne Haygood


Wayne Haygood

Wayne Haygood

1936-2017

 

Funeral services for Wayne Franklin Haygood, 80, of Wills Point, were held. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Chaplain Denny Burris officiating.  Interment was at Lake Fork Memorial Cemetery near Emory.

He passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, 2017, at his home, north of Wills Point.

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02
Mar

Venita Roberts


Venita Roberts

Venita Roberts

1930-2017

 

Services for Venita Roberts, 86, of Canton, were held Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Max Callahan officiating.

A family graveside was held at Holly Springs Cemetery in Martins Mill.

She passed away Feb. 24, 2017, in Tyler.

She was born on Nov. 15, 1930, in the Hiram Community of Van Zandt County to T.L. and Eilene Green Mewbourn. 

She loved babysitting her grandchildren, cooking, fishing and being outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne B. Roberts; grandson, Cory Roberts; brother, Robert Mewbourn and sister, Norma Johnson.

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02
Mar

Sybil Looney


Sybil Looney

Sybil Looney

1921-2017

 

Funeral services for Sybil Lynn Looney, 96, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Pastor Fred Cooper officiating.  Interment followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery.

She passed away Monday evening, Feb. 27, 2017, in Wills Point.

Thu
02
Mar

Sarah McCarter

Sarah McCarter

1942-2017

 

Services for Sarah Ballard McCarter, 75, of Grand Saline, were held Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Vaughn and Justin Collins officiating. Interment followed in Woodside Cemetery.

Mrs. McCarter passed away Feb. 26, 2017, at her home in Grand Saline. 

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02
Mar

Patricia Evans


Patricia Evans

Patricia Evans

1924-2017

 

Patricia Ann Evans, known as “Pav” to her friends, was 92 when she passed away Feb. 10, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Albert William Evans.

Family members include her daughter, Molly (and Kurt) Adkins; stepson, James Allen Evans II; ten grandchildren;14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was born in Oakland, Calif., where she attended Fremont High School. During World War II she held a clerical position with American Steamship Company in San Francisco, Calif. There, during a heated discussion of his merchant marine compensation, she met “Al”, who demanded to know this “Pav” who had initialed his pay notice.  They married June 2, 1946, and settled in Hayward, Calif.

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