Obituaries

Fri
18
Dec

Billy Jackson


Billy Jackson

Billy Jackson

1936-2015

 

Billy Wayne Jackson spent his life measuring the land.

 A surveyor in the oil and gas industry for more than four decades, he plotted the boundaries for thousands of wells drilled throughout the southern and western United States – some of which remain in production to this day.

On Nov. 23, 2015, his life’s journey ascended to a heavenly plane. He was 79. Memorial services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point. Graveside services will follow at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point.

Mr. Jackson was born Feb. 3, 1936, the son of John Clifton Jackson and Hattie Lorene Price Jackson. He was raised in Wills Point and attended Wills Point High School before joining the U.S. Army, where he served from 1956 to 1958 as a combat engineer at Fort Bliss and in West Germany.

Fri
11
Dec

William Adams


William Adams

William Adams

1933-2015

 

William Charlie “Bud” Adams, 82 of Martins Mill died peacefully at home  Dec. 6, 2015.  Although born in Padukah on the Matador Ranch where his father worked at the time, he spent most of his childhood years in DeKalb.  He served four years in the U.S. Army primarily in Europe.  He married Mary Richards in 1958.  Prior to moving to the Martins Mill community, they lived 39 years in Scurry.

Mr. Adams was a devout and righteous man having served as an elder with the Scurry Church of Christ as well as the Central Church of Christ.  He retired from the Dallas Fire Department in 1983 after 27 years of service.  During his life, he also enjoyed carpentry and farming with a special love for growing watermelons.

Fri
11
Dec

Vidal Trejo Hernandez


Vidal Trejo Hernandez

Vidal Trejo Hernandez

1933-2015

 

Vidal Trejo Hernandez was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Sabino Grande, Jalpan de Serra.

He married Margarita Ledsma Medina on Jan. 14, 1956.  From this union 11 children were born.

He worked as a general laborer for most of his life.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years; sons, Eleuterio and wife, Katherine of Wills Point, Magdeleno and wife, Sandy of Myrtle Springs, Homero and wife, Mireya of Tulsa Okla., Antonio and wife, Savannah of Mexico and Ruben of Mexico and wife, Laura of Edgewood; daughters, Adela and husband, Herlindo of Mexico, Minerva of Mexico, Doreyla and husband, Reginaldo of Brazil, Dominga and husband, Tony of Pittsburgh and Esperanza and husband, Eloy of Ben Wheeler; 44 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and numerus nephews, nieces and friends.

Fri
11
Dec

Sharon Clarkson


Sharon Clarkson

Sharon Clarkson

1951-2015

 

A private memorial service was held for Sharon Stanger Clarkson, 64, of Ben Wheeler.   Bro. Larry Shackelford officiated. 

Mrs. Clarkson died Dec. 4, 2015, in Ben Wheeler.  She was born May 26, 1951, in Grand Saline to the late Lavern Rudolph and Wilma Jean Shinn Stanger. 

She was a member of the Colfax Baptist Church.  She became a registered nurse and worked for both medical and mental health facilities for 37 years.   Sharon enjoyed playing the piano and started playing for her family church as a young girl.  She loved fishing at her pond and spending time with her family and loved ones. 

Fri
11
Dec

Santos Jose

Santos Jose

1960-2015

 

Services for Santos Jose, 55, of Grand Saline, were held Dec. 8, 2015, at Main Street Baptist Church with Pastor Tobias Palma and Juan Valdez officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home. Interment was in Woodside Cemetery.

Mr. Jose died Dec. 4, 2015, in Tyler.  He was born Jan. 24, 1960, in San Nicolas, Hidalgo-Mexico.

Fri
11
Dec

Patricia Sockwell


Patricia Sockwell

Patricia Sockwell

1952-2015

 

Services for Patricia Ann Sockwell, 63, of Mesquite, were held Dec. 12, 2015, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton.  Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Martins Mill.

Mrs. Sockwell was a faithful member at House of Prayer Church of God in Christ in Wills Point under the leadership of the late Edward Hardin until her health failed.

She was born in Canton to Willie and Easter Fitzgerald Aug. 16, 1952. She was united in marriage to the late James Radolph Sockwell  Oct. 28, 1972. To this union were born four children, Felesia and Billy Hamilton of Mesquite, Surine Sockwell of Athens, James R. Sockwell II of Athens and Crystal Sockwell of Tyler.

Fri
11
Dec

Ken Davis


Ken Davis

Ken Davis

1938-2015

 

Funeral services for Ken Autry Davis, 77, of Wills Point, were held Dec. 8, 2015, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point with Pastor David Cartwright, Rev. Lonnie Cunigan and Mr. Herschel LyBrand officiating. 

Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Mr. Davis died Dec. 4, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his family. 

Fri
11
Dec

John Shelton

John Shelton

1934-2015

 

Memorial services for John “Bob” Robert Shelton, of Mesquite, are scheduled for 1p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point.

Mr. Shelton died Nov. 24, 2015, in Mesquite, due to a sudden heart attack.

He was born May 19, 1934.

Fri
11
Dec

Janice Weatherford


Janice Weatherford

Janice Weatherford

1941-2015

 

Funeral services for Janice Fae Weatherford, 74, of San Antonio, formerly of Wills Point, were held Dec. 5, 2015, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with the Rev. Brian Tyre officiating.  Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point.

Mrs. Weatherford died Dec. 1, 2015, at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 18, 1941, in Wills Point, the daughter of Boyd Davis and Lola Mae Shaw Davis.    She was raised in Wills Point and graduated from Wills Point High School in 1959.  She was formerly employed at Haggar Pant Company in Greenville, a licensed beautician, and retired from Wal-Mart in San Antonio in 2008, after 33 years of service. 

Fri
11
Dec

Iris Russell

Iris Russell

1926-2015

 

Memorial services for Iris Russell, 89, of Van were held Nov. 28, 2015, at Hilliard Funeral Home with Ed Darragh officiating.

Mrs. Russell was born March 20, 1926, in Colfax.  

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