Obituaries

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10
Aug

MaryLou Gift

MaryLou Gift

1935-2017

Funeral services for MaryLou Gift, 81, of Tyler, formerly of Wills Point, were held Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bro Dennis Ivy officiating.

Interment followed at Bright Star Cemetery north of Wills Point under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

 Mrs. Gift passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Tyler.

She was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Liberal, Kan., to Walter Charles Ross and Mary Leola Bennett Ross.  She was raised in Liberal and graduated from Liberal High School in 1953.

She married Floyd Dale Gift Dec. 27, 1953, in Liberal. She lived in Garden City and Logan, Kan. prior to moving to Wills Point in 1977.

Thu
10
Aug

Joseph Paul Hess

Joseph Paul Hess

1947-2017

Memorial services for Joseph Paul Hess, 69, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Russell Memorial Methodist Church in Wills Point with Pastor David Cartwright officiating, under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Mr. Hess passed away at his home Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

He was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Minot, North Dakota, to the late Paul Joseph Hess and Helen Adele Mitts Hess. He graduated from Bishop Ryan High School in Minot. He then attended North Dakota State University and later graduated with a degree in economics from the University of North Dakota.

Thu
10
Aug

Jimmy Wayne Frederick Jr.

Jimmy Wayne Frederick Jr.

1955-2017

Memorial services for Jimmy Wayne Frederick Jr, 61, of Larue, were held at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. He passed away July 28, 2017, in Durango, Colo.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1955, in Dallas to Jimmy Wayne Frederick Sr. and Emily Hutto Frederick. He not only was a son, brother, husband and father, he was a true friend to all that knew and loved him.  He was a true cowboy even at a young age and was fortunate to have made that his livelihood as an adult. 

Thu
10
Aug

Huleen Whitton Walters

Huleen Whitton Walters

1922-2017

Services for Huleen Whitton Walters, 94, of Canton, were held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Page officiating. Interment followed at Haven of Memories. Mrs. Walters passed away July 29, 2017, in Canton.

She was born Oct. 5, 1922, to Eva and Otis Steward. At age four, she attended a Catholic school and then attended eleven different schools before the seventh grade. At age fifteen she married Spencer Whitton, Feb. 28, 1938, and they had three precious daughters. They were married for 36 years until Whitton’s death July 24, 1974. Twenty-three years later she met and married Kellis Walters. She worked for Terrell State Hospital for 29 years after receiving her GED.

Thu
10
Aug

Henry (Jack) Edwards

Henry (Jack) Edwards

1928-2017

Services for Henry Clay (Jack) Edwards were held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Stanger Springs Community Church with Rev. David Diller and Rev. Larry Shackelford officiating.  A graveside service followed at Prairie Springs Cemetery.  Grandsons served as pallbearers. 

Thu
10
Aug

Danyell Seay Oltean

Danyell Seay Oltean

1967-2017

Danyell Seay Oltean went to be with Jesus on July 30, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

There will be a Pink Memorial Celebration Aug. 11, 2017, at Samuel Farm Park 100 East US Hwy 80 Frontage Road, Mesquite.

The visitation reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the memorial service at 8 p.m.

Because of her positive outlook and fun disposition, this service will be a true celebration of her life.  The family requests that you wear pink in her honor.

She was born Sept. 8, 1967, to Harry Lewis Seay and Audrey Junell Ward Seay in Dallas. She grew up in Mesquite and graduated from Mesquite High School.

Most recently, she worked as an assistant activities director for Ridgecrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Forney.

Thu
10
Aug

Cleota Egbert

 

Cleota Egbert

1915-2017

Services for Cleota Egbert, 102, of Grand Saline, were held Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home. Interment followed in Woodside Cemetery. Mrs. Egbert passed away Aug. 5, 2017, in Tyler.

Thu
03
Aug

Charles Howard McArdle

Charles Howard McArdle
1958-2017

Funeral services for Charles Howard McArdle, 59, of Phalba, were held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Burial followed at Old Bethel Cemetery in Canton.

Thu
03
Aug

Stephanie Jill Godwin

Stephanie Jill Godwin

1967-2017

A memorial service for Stephanie Jill Godwin, 49, of Canton, was held Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home.

Mrs. Godwin passed away July 31, 2017, in Dallas.

She was born Sept. 16, 1967, in Atlanta, Ga. to Darlene and Read Williams. She grew up in Georgia and graduated from Georgia Southern in 1989. She worked for GA Trust for Historic Preservation before moving to Dallas in 1993. She worked as a consultant to preserve Katy Trail in Dallas as well as an executive secretary for Relocation Appraisers and Consultants.

She was very active in the Women’s League of Canton, Wednesday Study Club, Van Zandt Museum Board, Canton Main Street Autumn Stroll, Canton ISD, Van Zandt County Veteran’s Memorial and Relay of Life. She was a member of St. Justin’s Episcopal Church.

Thu
03
Aug

Larry Reynolds

Larry Reynolds

1935-2017

Services for Larry Keith Reynolds, 82, of Mesquite were held Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Denny Burris officiating.  Interment was in Haven of Memories. 

He passed away July 26, 2017 in Dallas.  He was born July 19, 1935 in Colfax to Bradford Bryan and Thelma Maxine Hardegree Reynolds.  He was a Methodist by faith.  He served in the US Army and retired after 32 years with the Dallas Fire Department.  After his retirement he worked for Freeman Decorating.   He loved spending time at the farm and with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Peggy Clark. 

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