Obituaries

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Mariano Cardoso

Mariano Cardoso

1942-2017

Services for Mariano Cardoso, 74, of Alba, were held Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Celestine Catholic Church with Father Victor Hernandez officiating. Interment followed in Woodside Cemetery under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.

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Lois Estelle Baker

Lois Estelle Baker

1924-2017

Funeral services for Lois Estelle Baker, 92, of Wills Point, were held Friday, April 21, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point.

Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery.

She passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, in Wills Point.

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Jackie Groom

Jackie Groom

1932-2017

Funeral services for Jackie Lou Hollister Groom, 85, of Mabank, were held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Brent Williams officiating. 

Interment followed at Elm Grove Cemetery near Mabank under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

She passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 11, 2017, in Mabank surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Wills Point, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Hollister and Lula Estelle Sanders Hollister. 

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Ernest Macklin Jones

Ernest Macklin Jones

1942-2017

Funeral services for Ernest Macklin Jones, 74, of Wills Point, were held Monday, April 17, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Burial followed at Bright Star Cemetery. She passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

She was born Aug. 12, 1942, in Sulfur Springs, to Jackson Dunavin and Fleeda Pressley McMinn. She was raised in Dallas and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School. She worked as a collector for the Medical Bureau of Dallas for 13 years.

She married Eddie Jones Dec. 16, 1995, in Wills Point. She lived in the Wills Point community for over 30 years. She attended the Chapel of the Lake Church near Lake Tawakoni, enjoyed her word searches and at one time had a pig farm.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Jones; son, Richard W. Bonner; daughter, Nadine Vaughn; and a sister, Rose Mary Wieler.

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Anna Ruth Morris Ralph

Anna Ruth Morris Ralph

1943-2017

Services for Anna Ruth Morris Ralph, 73, of Alba, were held Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel, Alba, with Bro. George Filpansick officiating. Burial followed at Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home. Mrs. Ralph passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, in Mineola.

She was born Friday, Sept. 17, 1943, in Tyler to Maston Alford and Myrtle Treva Mayne Morris. She married John Walton Ralph Sr. on June 8, 1963, in Dallas. She was a dietary cook for Mesquite ISD, several hospitals and nursing homes. She moved from Fruitvale to Alba seven years ago and was a member of the Alba Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 52 years, John Walton Ralph Sr.; and brother, Alford Lee Morris.

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Ruth Ann White

Ruth Ann White

1934-2017

A service for Ruth Ann White, 82, of Commerce, was held Wednesday, April 12, at First Methodist Church of Commerce with Rev. Greg Neal officiating. Dr. White passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017.

She was born in Jamestown July 24, 1934, to Robert Herschel Moore and Minnie Ruth Howell.

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Rodney Culpepper Jr.

Rodney Culpepper Jr.

1931-2017

A graveside service for Rodney Culpepper Jr., 85, of Wills Point was held Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point, with Pastor David Cartwright officiating, under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

He passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Tyler.

He was born Aug. 17, 1931, in De Leon to Rodney Culpepper Sr. and Ruby Lois Van Zandt Culpepper.  He was raised in De Leon and graduated from De Leon High School.

He was a veteran of the Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.  He married Elrita Whittington Jan. 20, 1954, in Wichita Falls.  He was well known and respected as a professional brick mason. After he retired in 2010, he enjoyed fishing and hunting in his spare time. He lived in Rockwall prior to moving to Wills Point in 1964.  He was of the Methodist faith.

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Robert Thomas Mobley

Robert Thomas Mobley

1929-2017

Services for Robert “Bob” Thomas Mobley were held Monday, April 10, 2017, at Greenwood

Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington.

Burial followed at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Mr. Mobley passed away peacefully on April 2, 2017, in San Angelo.

He was born in McAlester, Okla. on Feb.17, 1929, to the late Alfred and Allie Mobley. 

He graduated from San Diego State University in San Diego, Calif. He served in the Army Air Corp from May 1946 to May 1949. He went to work for Vought working on the Navy’s first guided missile program in the early 1950s.  He later transitioned into electronic engineering and retired from Texas Instruments in 1992.  He was a longtime resident of Tyler and a member of the University Christian Church of Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his loving son, Robert Thomas Mobley.

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Paul Anthony Parkins

Paul Anthony Parkins

1971-2017

Paul Anthony Parkins was born July 7, 1971, in Toledo, Ohio. 

He had been a resident of Edgewood for eight years, formerly living in the Dallas area and Georgia. 

He began his career in transportation logistics for mail order Honey Hams in Atlanta.  After self-training, he worked for Ballentine Co./Wilmington Trust in Atlanta as an IT specialist. 

 In Georgia, he served as the president of Buckhead Rotaract Club from 2001-2003.  After moving to Texas, he worked for Billingsley Real Estate in Carrolton.  Separate from the corporate world, he was an entrepreneur, working with Green Horizons, an online, pre-paid electric company. 

He and his brother, Ian ran the Legendary Lone Star Taco Stand in Canton from 2010-‘12, until he was diagnosed with cancer.   In 2015, he worked as a contract resource IT specialist for Winning Strategies.

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Oliver Leon Plunk

Oliver Leon Plunk

1950-2017

Services for Oliver Leon Plunk, 67, Grand Saline, were held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at The Church of Garden Valley. Mr. Plunk passed away April 7, 2017.

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