Obituaries

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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.

 

Thu
15
Jun

Justin Gregg Landreau

Justin Gregg Landreau

1986-2017

 

Services for Justin Gregg Landreau, 31, of Tyler, were held Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Parker officiating.

Mr. Landreau passed away June 6, 2017, in Lindale.  He was born March 28, 1986, in Ft. Worth.

Thu
15
Jun

John Douglas Alexander

John Douglas Alexander

1926-2017

Memorial services for John Douglas Alexander, 90, Grand Saline, were held Monday, June 12, 2017, at New Testament Holiness Church with Bro. Mack Swain and Bro. Garvin Pulley officiating. Interment followed in Shields Cemetery under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home. Mr. Alexander passed away June 9, 2017.

 

Thu
15
Jun

Finnis Lee Gordon

Finnis Lee Gordon

1940-2017

Services for Finnis Lee Gordon, 77, of Canton, were held Thursday, June 15, 2017, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Truett and Bro. David Yarbrough officiating.  Interment followed in Turner Cemetery in Emory. Mr. Gordon passed away June 11, 2017, in Athens.

He was born May 2, 1940, in Emory to Homer Finnis and Vertis Onita Meek Gordon.

He was was a member of Brookside Baptist Church, the Hereford Cattle Association and the Union Local #745.  He was a truck driver and farmer. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene Edward Gordon; and a grandson, Corton Thomas Brown.

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