Obituaries

Thu
31
Aug

Charlotte Ann Blessing

Charlotte Ann Blessing

1937-2017

Charlotte Ann Blessing went to be with the Lord Aug.18, 2017, in Canton.

She was born Feb.6, 1937, in Dallas to Harmon and Joyce Allen, the second of five children.  She married Billy Blessing in 1959. She attended several universities including The University of North Texas in Denton, Henderson County in Athens and received her master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from East Texas State University in Commerce. She enjoyed her career as a reading teacher and counselor for 25 years while working in the Terrell, Marble Falls and Llano Independent School Districts. She was also a gifted caterer and cake decorator. She will be best remembered as a devoted wife and mother; nothing made her happier than being around her family.

Thu
31
Aug

Benjamin Tyler German

Benjamin Tyler German

1987-2017

Memorial services for Benjamin Tyler German, 29, of Ben Wheeler, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Van Baptist Church with Brother Tom officiating. Mr. German passed away Aug. 18, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Ark.

He was born Oct. 19, 1987, in Tucson, Ariz. He was a 2006 graduate of New Castle High School in New Castle and attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Was employed by Red Stone Construction Company of Little Rock, Ark.

He was proceeded in death by his grandfather, Sid Browning of Ben Wheeler.

Survivors include his parents, Randy and Tara German; sister, Taralyn German of Ben Wheeler; and daughter, Charlee Kate German of Van; grandmothers, Pat Browning of Ben Wheeler and Donna German of Auburn, Ind.

 

 

 

Thu
24
Aug

Paul Rodger Melton

Paul Rodger Melton

1957-2017

Memorial services for Paul Rodger Melton, 60, of Angleton, were held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Palms Funeral Home in Angleton.

Mr. Melton passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017.

He was born April 25, 1957, in Canton to Virgil and Shirley Melton. He served as fireman and EMT at Dow Plant A in Freeport for 35 years. He was a dedicated father and grandfather who took an active role in his families lives. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed playing golf. He enjoyed being a part of cook-off teams and donating his time to charitable events.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Brent Melton.

Thu
24
Aug

Peggy Jean Allen

 

Peggy Jean Allen

1941-2017

Funeral services for Peggy Jean Allen, 76, of Wills Point, were held Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Ken Maddox officiating. 

Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point.

Mrs. Allen passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Canton.

 

Thu
24
Aug

Nolan Hester

Nolan Hester

1942-2017

Memorial services for Nolan Hester, 75, of Golden, were held Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Hilliard Funeral Home with Pastor Samuel Priddy officiating and Kurt Beverly assisting. 

A graveside service followed at Beck's Chapel Cemetery in Athens.

Mr. Hester passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at his home.

He was born Jan. 12, 1942, in Athens.  He had been a resident of Golden for 31 years, formerly living in Van.  He served in the army after high school and was a talented builder. He owned Hester Construction for 50 years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Hester and Izora Jock Hester; and his brother, Marvin Lavon Hester.

Thu
24
Aug

Jerry Don Erwin

Jerry Don Erwin

1938-2017

Funeral services for Jerry Don Erwin, 79, of Edgewood, were held Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Burial followed at Barrett Cemetery in Edgewood.

Mr. Erwin passed away Aug. 20, 2017, at his home.

He was born June 9, 1938, in Edgewood to Charlie Fred and Lillie Bell Erwin. He was raised in Edgewood, graduated high school and remained a lifetime resident.

He married Glenda Walker and they had two children, Tim and Amy. He then married Betty Churchwell in Van Zandt County in 1978 and she added three children, Mouri, Cindy and Bill.

He worked for the railroad for 38 years and cut and bailed hay. He enjoyed restoring old tractors and loved helping friends repair any type of machinery. He was of the Christian faith and his heart was always tied to Lanewood Church of God. He had a great sense of humor and always had the last laugh.

Thu
24
Aug

Janis Carol Page

Janis Carol Page

1945-2017

Janis Carol Page, 71, of Canton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Tyler. Mrs. Page was interred at Cana Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 29, 1945, in Pittsburg to Arvil Bridges and Emily Riley.

She grew up in River Oak and graduated from Castleberry High School in 1963. She attended Texas Wesleyan College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1967. She married Larry Page on Sept. 25, 1964, while in college. They spent 29 years in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex before settling to Canton in 2000.

She was a member of the Big Rock Church of Christ, an avid reader and a history buff. She was a very gentle person who never complained.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arvil and Emily Bridges.

Thu
24
Aug

James Bozeman

James Bozeman

1935-2017

James “Jim” Bozeman, 81, Grand Saline, passed away Aug. 17, 2017. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Thu
24
Aug

Charlotte Ann Blessing

Charlotte Ann Blessing

1937-2017

Charlotte Ann Blessing went to be with the Lord Aug.18, 2017, in Canton.

She was born Feb.6, 1937, in Dallas to Harmon and Joyce Allen, the second of five children.  She married Billy Blessing in 1959. She attended several universities including The University of North Texas in Denton, Henderson County in Athens and received her master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from East Texas State University in Commerce. She enjoyed her career as a reading teacher and counselor for 25 years while working in the Terrell, Marble Falls and Llano Independent School Districts. She was also a gifted caterer and cake decorator. She will be best remembered as a devoted wife and mother; nothing made her happier than being around her family.

Thu
17
Aug

Sharon Trussell

Sharon Trussell

1949-2017

 

Funeral services for Sharon Trussell, 67, of Canton were held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, with Robert Winn officiating.  Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

She was born on Dec. 11, 1949 in Paris to Paul and Dorothy Ray, and passed away on Aug. 6, 2017 in Tulsa, Okla. Her favorite activity was spending time with her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed traveling, fishing, sewing, and watching her son race.

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