Jan

26

Posted by : admin | On : January 26, 2018

Burson obit

Funeral services for Howard Ernest Burson were held Jan. 26, 2018 at Payne Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Roy James officiating.
Howard was born April 25, 1928 in Wills Points and entered into eternal rest Jan. 17, 2018 at the age of 89.
Howard served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He worked for the United States Postal Service and retired in 1967. Howard then was then employed as a census worker.
He loved picking up cans and recycling. Howard was a member of the Mesquite Masonic Lodge and was De Molay Dad with his sons in Mesquite. He was a member of Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge #1431 and past Master of Cedar Creek Lake Lodge.
Howard served as Rainbow Dad several years and served on the Rainbow Board #369, was the last surviving chapter member of Gun Barrel City Eastern Star #1114 and was a past Patron. He was a Knights Templar for Taylor Commandery in Gun Barrel City and Chapter and Council in Gun Barrel City #455 Dale E. Miller. Howard was a 65 year member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was an exceptional man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma Jean Burson, who passed in 1984, sons Ray Burson and Rex Burson, daughter Pat Vern, daughter-in-law Donna Burson and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife Connie Burson of Gun Barrel City, son Tim Balton of Homa, La., grandchildren Michael Vern, Bart Burson, Britt Burson, Jason Balton and Jackie Sutton, six great-grandchildren, step-daughter Shonnie Murphy, step-grandchildren Case Murphy and Kyler Murphy, two step-great-grandchildren, other loving family members and many more friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Howard’s honor to Cedar Creek Mason Lodge #1431 in Gun Barrel City, Texas or Scottish Rite Hospital at (214) 559-7650 or www.scottishritehospital.com.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Jan

24

Posted by : admin | On : January 24, 2018

Meyer obit
Georgeann Drain Meyer of Tool passed away at her home Jan. 21, 2018 at the age of 71. She was born in Navarro County March 3, 1946 to Harry Drain and Mildred Johnson Drain.
She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964 and went on to college at Navarro Junior College and then Baylor University.
Georgeann married Darrell Meyer July 28, 1982 in Corsicana and they made their home in Tool.
She worked for K-Mart Corporation as a nurse and later was a process server for a number of years.
She loved working in the flowerbeds and her yard enjoying the warmth of the sunshine.
She was an avid shopper who made it an adventure and she loved jewelry.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mildred and Harry Drain and brother Joe Don Drain.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years Darrell Meyer, children Jeff Huffer and Jill Stine, grandchildren Lauren and Luke Stine, Brooke and Ashley Hickman and numerous other family members.
The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers Cindy and Sharon.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 (today) in the Chapel at Griffin – Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Tool Cemetery.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Jan

24

Posted by : admin | On : January 24, 2018

Utley obit

Edward Lee Utley, 73, passed away Jan. 18, 2018 in Dallas.
He was the husband of Rhonda Utley. They shared 40 years of marriage together.
Born in Sulphur Springs Oct. 19, 1944, Edward was the son of Edward S. Utley and Effie Lee (Harris) Utley.
Edward proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Epperson.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor and the tremendous love he had for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Frances Jane Allen, Patsy Sue Friddle, Mike Utley and Marie Lunsford.
He is survived by his wife Rhonda Utley, sons William Rose, Robert Utley and Scott Utley and his daughters Kim Russell and Michelle Rose, his brother James C. Utley and sister Joyce Wardlow, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Jan. 26, 2018 at North Hopkins Cemetery.

Jan

19

Posted by : admin | On : January 19, 2018

Prda ObitA memorial service was held for James Stanley Prda Jan. 20, 2018 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with Dr. David Mosser officiating.
James Stanley Prda of Payne Springs passed away Jan. 12, 2018.
He was born Sept 22, 1941 in Combine to George and Mae Prda.
James began his career as a truck driver and later became a Business Agent for the Teamster’s Local 745. While driving a truck early on, he also played semi-pro football for the Dallas Rockets. His family always referenced him as the “Original No. 25”!
Those left to celebrate his life are his mother Mae Prda, his children Matt Prda, Sha Henry and husband Scooter, Marc Prda and wife Leah, Jennifer Prda and husband William Harwell and Ashley Prda, brother Ronnie Prda, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as, best friend Mike Kline.
A personal tribute, fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

Jan

19

Posted by : admin | On : January 19, 2018

Keith_Vaughn

Keith Vaughn, 81, went to his heavenly home Jan. 12, 2018 at his home in Tool.
Funeral services were held at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Jan. 17, 2018 with interment following at King Cemetery in Kemp.
Keith was born Dec. 9, 1936 in Vernon. Keith was retired.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Hellen Tatom Vaughn, parents Wesley E. and Ruby H. Vaughn, brother Kenneth Vaughn, sister Joyce Marie Darius, and daughter Linda Jo Gibson.
Keith is survived by son Keith E. Vaughn, Jr., daughters Beverly Diane Singh, Phyllis Byrd, Jody Vaughn Reed, Hellen Pickard, Donna Allen-Tatom, Beverly Strawn and Patty McBride, 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three-great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jan

19

Posted by : admin | On : January 19, 2018

Warren Obit

Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Warren were held Jan. 20, 2018 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Following the funeral, a graveside service was held at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola.
Dorothy was born July 6, 1928 in Dallas to parents William Fincher and Ray (Fairchild) Blankenship and entered into eternal rest Jan. 12, 2018 at the age of 89.
Dorothy was a very blunt, outspoken woman who loved her grandchildren more than words could express.
She enjoyed Bingo, arts and crafts, (she was a crocheting expert) and traveled around the country. Dorothy was a Baptist by faith and was involved with Kemp and Mabank Senior Citizens after retiring from Mineola schools with 13 years of service. She was an extraordinary person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Charles Raymond Warren, parents William Fincher and Ray (Fairchild) Blankenship, sons Charles Raymond Warren, Jr. and Raymond Lee Warren, sisters Georgie Depriest, Mary James and Margaret Turner, and brothers William “Willie” F. Blankenship, Jr. and Billy White.
Dorothy is survived by daughter Connie Thompson, son-in-law Johnny Thompson, granddaughter Mickie Thompson and husband Jeremy Thompson, grandsons Carl “Butch” Thompson, Dusty Thompson and Gabe Nichols, great-grandsons Dustin Thompson, Justin Little, Clayton Cargal, Josh Anding, great-granddaughters Carlee Fincher and husband Jocobi Fincher, Savannah Thompson, Gracie Thompson and Emma Thompson, great-great grandchildren Maggie Fincher and Cobi Fincher.
A personal tribute, fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com for the Warren family.

Jan

19

Posted by : admin | On : January 19, 2018

Kelso obit
Monty Shane Kelso went to be with the lord Jan. 10, 2018. He was born Nov. 20, 1958 in Dallas to Joann and Doyce Kelso.
He was preceded in death by his son Colton Kelso and all of his grandparents.
He is survived by his devoted wife Karen Kelso, four loving dogs and a cat, sons Shane Kelso and Mac Kelso, parents Doyce and Joann Kelso, favorite sister Mindy and husband Rick Bivins, brother-in-law and sister-in law Lee and Darla Simmons, wonderful nieces Val and Jason Anderson, Heather and Matt Embry and great-niece and nephews.
Monty wants everyone to be happy, not to cry and know that he is free.

Jan

18

Posted by : admin | On : January 18, 2018

Cherlyn Ann Cantrell passed away Jan.13, 2018 in Malakoff.
Cherlyn was born in Dallas, July 4, 1958 to Charles and JoAnn Cantrell.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Cherlyn’s beautiful heart lives on in her sister Jo Wilson and husband Norman, brothers Charles Cantrell, David Cantrell and wife Julie, Keith Cantrell and wife Rebecca and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 12 p.m.to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Funeral services for Cherlyn will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating.
Pallbearers will be Steven Cantrell, Brandon Wilson, Jarred Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, David Cantrell, Dustin Cantrell and Ethan Cantrell. Interment will be in Post Oak Cemetery.

Jan

18

Posted by : admin | On : January 18, 2018

Pulley obit

Glenn Ellen Pulley, born Jan. 11, 1934, went to be with the Lord Jan. 15, 2018 at 84 years of age. She was the youngest child of Josie and Jesse Cude of Malakoff.
She married David R. “Pete” Pulley in 1951 and had three children. She and her husband were ministers and pastored Terrell First Assembly of God Church for 42 years. She was ordained through Victory Fellowship International and retained her ordination at her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 12 brothers, one sister, son David M. Pulley and husband Rev. D. R. “Pete” Pulley.
She is survived by two daughters Kay Pulley and Carmen Pulley both of Mesquite, brother-in-law Dean Pulley of Athens, sister-in-law Joann Cude of Houston, cousins Bud and Paul Cude, many that are like family at Terrell First Assembly of God Church and Dallas Rock of Ages Church.She has received extra special care by Pam Hiser, Bonita Wilborn, Marilyn Verm, Connie Tate, Donna Plemons, Mary Harwell and Michelle Allen Parcisiliti. She always loved her special girl,Christina Jackson Bryant.
Glenn loved to cook and especially liked to see people enjoy eating and visiting. Her cooking was easy to enjoy because it was delicious.
She loved to sing and had a strong alto voice.
Her favorite activities were traveling and shopping. Some of her dearest traveling buddies included Rev. Wayne and Rozella Brashear, Jack and Rochelle Mince, Beverly Dudley and Jo Turner.
Her goal in life was to get people to laugh and she certainly fulfilled her goal with most everyone she met. Glenn never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere.
She particularly enjoyed being spoiled and she was considered “high maintenance”! She was known to be very effective at “giving orders” (which her daughters can attest to) and would leave everyone with a final order to keep singing and be ready to meet the Lord.
A celebration of Glenn’s legacy will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Terrell’s First Assembly of God, 203 Main St., Terrell, 75160 with interment to follow at Oakland Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel, 642 N. Rockwall Ave., in Terrell.
Condolences and stories may be shared with Glenn’s family at www.maxslaytonfunerals.com.

Jan

17

Posted by : admin | On : January 17, 2018

Houston obit

Dorothy Jeanne Huston was born to Cecil and Ulric Huston Jan. 12, 1937 in Ohio.
She grew up on a small farm with her mother, father and six siblings.Dorothy being second to last in the bunch, she attended school through the eighth grade.
Talk about living life in the fast lane! Dorothy met the best looking guy she had ever seen in her life, that’s including Hollywood. Bill goes and robs the cradle and took Dorothy to be his wife July 26, 1952 when she was at the ripe old age of 15 and he was 18.
Wise men say only fools rush in, he just couldn’t help falling in love with her. They would have celebrated their 65 wedding anniversary on July 26, 2017 but Bill passed on April 12, 2017. Five months later on Sept. 12, 2107 Dorothy went to be with the love of her life.
Dorothy gave birth to their first child Kathleen Jean in 1954 on June 23. She was 17 and Bill was 20. Beth Ann came next, then William Douglas, Michael Dean and Robin Yvonne.
Well after nine years of that stuff they figured they had a handful and boy did they, five of the most strong-willed, death defying ornery critters you ever laid your eyes on. How they survived us and sometimes we survived them will always be a mystery. Maybe it was all Dorothy’s homemade food and their amazing gardens of fresh fruits and vegetables they had for decades.
Dorothy always had an open door for everyone and you never left her home hungry. She would whip up enough food for an army and top it off with some homemade cinnamon rolls or chocolate chip cookies. Oh and love, it was there buried deep and hard to see sometimes, but it was always there and still is.
Dorothy had a heart to love and accept people right where they were. She always shared their joy right along with the folks who had good fortune, a better job, a new car, new house and vacation. She would be there with them feeling happy for them, smiling and laughing, reservation. She wanted and enjoyed seeing people do well in this life, to see them grow and be more than they were yesterday.
Dorothy will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched with her friendliness, caring, warmth, humor and her devotion to God. She would always say “pray and believe, you have to believe!” We love you dearly Dorothy Jeanne Cullumber, our mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma.
I hope we all will catch and hold onto the many jewels in this woman that she has left behind.