Obituaries

Thu
18
May

Jack Everett Lamb

Memorial services for Jack Everett Lamb, 89, of Myrtle Springs, were held Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Chaplain Shane Barnes officiating.

Interment followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery. He passed away peacefully May 15, 2017, at his home in Myrtle Springs.

He was born March 23, 1928, in Mabank to Thomas Everett Lamb and Dovie Isadora Greenlee.

He grew up in Kaufman County before moving to Dallas. He joined the Army at age 17 and served in Germany until he was discharged in 1947. He worked for Dallas Airmotive as an airplane mechanic for several years before retiring to Myrtle Springs. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing dominoes and listening to old music.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Dovie Lamb; wife, Peggy Lamb; son, Michael Everett Lamb; grandson, Bryon Vaughan; brothers, Mack Lamb, Bobby Lamb, and James Lamb; and sisters, Peggy Riddle and Margie Wallace.

Thu
18
May

Billy Hugh Bruster

 

Billy Hugh Bruster

1930-2017

Memorial services for Billy Hugh Bruster, 86, of Wills Point, were held Friday, May 5, 2017, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand funeral home.

Burial followed at White Rose Cemetery.

Mr. Bruster passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at his home.

Thu
18
May

Hulan Riley Gunter

Hulan Riley Gunter

1920-2017

Memorial services for Hulan Riley Gunter, 96, of Wills Point, were held Monday, May 15, 2017, at Edgewood Church of Christ with Mr. Larry DeLong and Mr. Ken Maddox officiating. 

Interment followed at Rock Hill Cemetery under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

Mr. Gunter passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Grand Saline.

He was born July 2, 1920, in Wills Point to Sam Gunter and Lottie Eskew Gunter. He was raised in Wills Point where he attended public school. He was a veteran of the Army and had served during World War II.  In May 1947, he married Lillian Francis Moore. He lived in Dallas prior to moving to Wills Point in 1962. He was formerly employed by Dallas Plumbing for 28 years and was also a farmer. He enjoyed baling hay and raising cows.  He was a member of Edgewood Church of Christ.

Thu
18
May

Bill Grier

Bill Grier

1932-2017

Memorial services for Bill Grier, 85, Grand Saline, were held Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home with Don Cannon officiating. Interment followed in Shields Cemetery. Mr. Grier passed away May 12, 2017, in Tyler.

 

Thu
18
May

Betty Lou Hooks

Betty Lou Hooks

1933-2017

Funeral services for Betty Lou Hooks, 83, Edgewood, were held Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Hooks passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Thu
11
May

Williard Neille McWilliams

Williard Neille McWilliams

1929-2017

Services for Williard Neille McWilliams, 87, of Canton, were held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating.
Interment followed at Cool Springs Cemetery. Mr. McWilliams passed away April 28, 2017, in Canton.

He was born August 18, 1929, in Martins Mill to Irby McWilliams and Ione Simmons. He grew up in Van Zandt County and attended school at Lonestar and Canton. He married Dorothy Marie Huddle May 12, 1950, and they spent the last 66 years together. He had a passion for farming, gardening and raising cattle. He served as a Deacon in the Baptist Church since the age of 21 and taught Sunday school for several years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Dorothy.

Thu
11
May

Ruth Garfield

Ruth Garfield

1924-2017

A graveside service for Ruth Garfield, 92, Van, was held Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Meadows officiating under the direction of Hilliard Funeral Home.

Mrs. Garfield passed away May 5, 2017, in Lago Vista.

She was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Van Zandt Co. to the late John F. Malone and Vada McKnight Malone. She grew up in Van and graduated from Van High School. She retired from Levi Strauss in Wichita Falls after 32 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Midget Malone Camper, Maureen Malone Decker, Avadale Malone Stoddard, Iva Malone Pruett and Fern Malone Dickey.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Arlene Garfield of Gladewater and David and Teresa Garfield of Lago Vista; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Thu
11
May

Rayford Silas Sanford Jr.

Rayford Silas Sanford Jr.

1922-2017

Funeral Services for Rayford Silas Sanford, Jr, 95, of Wills Point, formerly of Maydelle, were held Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Maydelle under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.  Mr. Sanford passed away May 4, 2017, at his home in Wills Point.

He was born Jan. 15, 1922, to Rayford Sr. and Nora Sanford. He graduated from Sam Houston State University and served in the Navy during World War II; he was a teacher, basketball coach and principal of Centerville High School. He retired from ARCO as a geophysicist and Vice President of seismograph in 1985. He lived in Irving and attended Oak View Baptist Church until 5 years ago, moving to Wills Point to be closer to family. He died a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He will be dearly missed by anyone that he ever came in contact with.

Thu
11
May

Nancy N. Deen

Nancy N. Deen

1923-2017

Funeral services for Nancy N. Deen, 94, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Wills Point under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery. Mrs. Deen passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at her home.

Thu
11
May

Kenneth Wayne Hughes

Kenneth Wayne Hughes

1959-2017

Memorial services for Kenneth (Keny) Wayne Hughes, 57, Canton, were held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home.  He left this earth for his heavenly home, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

He was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Greenville to Bobby D. Hughes and Gloria Jean Boyd. He grew up in Charleston and was a member of East Delta Baptist Church. He attended Cooper School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart Cheryl Abston Hughes Jan. 15, 1977, at First Baptist Church in Cooper. Always true sweethearts, their marriage lasted 40 years, 3 months, and 14 days.  They lived in Charleston, Cooper and Wills Point before settling on their farm outside of Canton.  Their daughter Heather Rae was born July 6, 1984.

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