Obituaries

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Annie Melvin

Annie Melvin

1938-2017

 

Services for Annie Ruth Boyles Melvin, 78, of Grand Saline, were held Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Herring officiating. Interment followed in Creagleville Cemetery.

She passed away March 24, 2017, at her home in Grand Saline.  She was born Sept. 18, 1938 in Grand Saline. 

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30
Mar

Amalee Kibbey

Amalee Kibbey

1929-2017

 

Amalee Grady Kibbey, 88, was born  Jan. 28, 1929 in Danville, Ark. and joined her beloved husband “Buddy” in the Kingdom of Heaven on March 24, 2017.

She was fondly known by many names to her friends and family as Mama Kibbey, Pooch, Aunt Amalee, Mi Mi and Mom.

She and C.M. Kibbey were married in 1948 and lived most of their married life in Irving followed by a few retirement years residing in Van and Celina until his death in March 2013. 

She worked many years for Abbott Laboratories but she would say her proudest accomplishment was raising her four girls.  She was honest, devoted and stubborn in her beliefs, and would tell you what she thought, usually with a smile followed by, “I love you.”

Thu
23
Mar

Velma Williams

Velma Williams

1938-2017

Velma Lee Williams, 78, of Canton passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Tyler.  She was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Dallas to William Henry and Martha Lee Rogers Brooks. 

She was one of the most generous people you would ever meet. She started dating Chester while they were in high school, which blossomed into a relationship that lasted over 60 years.  They were married in July, 1963.  She enjoyed keeping children while their parents worked, and shopping, especially for purses and shoes.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Martha Brooks.

Thu
23
Mar

Mildred Bates


Mildred Bates

Mildred Bates

1929-2017

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23
Mar

Margaret Weatherall

Margaret Weatherall

1936-2017

Funeral services for Margaret Ann Weatherall, 80, Canton, were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Hilliard Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy D. Johnson officiating and the Rev. Joe Turner and Rev. Dan Tarno assisting.

Burial was in Haven of Memories Cemetery. Mrs. Weatherall passed away on March 18, 2017 in Canton.

She was born Sept. 14, 1936, in the Tundra Community to the late Andrew Jackson Rowan and Bonnie Olivia McClellen Rowan.

She was a lifelong resident of Canton, where she attended Canton schools. She worked for Terrell State Hospital for 10 years and The Andrews Center in Canton for 10 years as well. She enjoyed cooking and working in her flower beds, as she had a green thumb and could grow just about anything.

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23
Mar

Ken Darcey

Ken Darcey

1936-2017

Graveside services for Ken Darcey, 80, of Fruitvale, were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Tyler Memorial Park with Bro. Mitch Curtis and Les Darcey officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline.

Mr. Darcey passed away March 15, 2017, in Grand Saline. He was born Nov. 29, 1936.

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23
Mar

Jessie Williams

Jessie Williams

1933-2017

Services for Jessie Williams, 83, of Fruitvale, were held Monday, March 13, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home, with Bro. Eddie Paul Stanley officiating. Interment followed at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas.

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23
Mar

Doylene Fuller

Doylene Fuller

1945-2017

Services for Doylene (Doye) Fuller, 72, of Canton, were held Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home, Canton, with Bro. Ronnie Daniell officiating.  Interment followed in Haven of Memories. 

Mrs. Fuller passed away March 21, 2017, at her home in Canton.  She was born Jan. 8, 1945, to the late Doyle Alvin Davis and Joelene Hutton Davis Neel.

She was raised by her grandmother, Addie Pearl Hutton, in Collinsville until her death in 1958.  Afterward, she lived in the Hurst-Euless area with her mom.  She married Jim on April 6, 1967 and in 1971 moved to Myrtle Springs and opened Fuller's Garage and Radiator Service, now known as Fuller's Towing & Recovery.

She retired in 2005 from Vaught Aircraft in Grand Prairie where she worked for 30 years in Quality Control.

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23
Mar

Carolus Devisscher

Carolus Devisscher

1948-2017

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23
Mar

Billy Singleton

Billy Singleton

1936-2017

Services for Billy Dan Singleton were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Haven of Memories in Canton.

He was born in Canton on March 15, 1936, to parents Joe Frank Singleton and Kassie Singleton.

He passed away on March 18, 2017 in Tyler.

He was raised in Canton and attended Canton schools. He was employed by the Murrey Motor Company in Wills Point for some 38 years.

He lived a full life even though he faced many obstacles. His parents worked hard for him to have the medical care and education available to him. His father preceded him in 1979. He worked for Murrey Motors for some 38 years and grew to have a second family there. He worked for Roland Murrey for many years and after Roland’s death continued working with his second family for Mark Murrey until his retirement.

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