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

18

Posted by : admin | On : January 18, 2018

Stephen Duane Roberts lightened
Special to The News
ATHENS–A Henderson County jury sentenced an Athens man to 60 years in the Texas Department of Corrections on Jan. 10. Stephen Duane Roberts, age 45, was arrested on Jan. 20, 2017 by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force.
District Attorney Mark Hall said, “The Henderson County Sheriff’s personnel that made the case and the attorneys who tried it for the State all did an excellent job. I think that the sentence handed down by the jury reveals a clear statement to offenders that we are tired of illegal drugs permeating our community and destroying lives in the process, and if two or more stints in the pen don’t bring about a change in behavior, then this will be the result.”
Investigator Josh Rickman of the Sheriff’s Office secured a search warrant for Roberts’ home on Williams Street in Athens. Upon execution, deputies found almost 20 grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, Xanax, ecstasyand other prescription pills. Roberts was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and was indicted by a Henderson County Grand Jury in March of last year.
In the trial that began on Tuesday, Jan. 9, Assistant District Attorneys Jessica Bargmann and Daniel Cox presented evidence and testimony from Investigator Rickman and other Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies, as well as a woman that was on the premises when the warrant was executed.
She testified to having lived there with Roberts for the preceding six weeks, during which time she used drugs numerous times. She also testified that as many as 40 or 50 people a day would come by the residence to buy drugs.
After an hour and 20 minutes of deliberations, the jury found Roberts guilty. The trial, held before Judge Mark Calhoon of the 3rd District Court, then proceeded to the sentencing phase. Due to Roberts’ extensive criminal history, the sentencing ranged from 25 years to life imprisonment.
Roberts had two previous convictions for possession of drugs, one with intent to deliver, others included felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful carrying of a weapon, DWI, and assault, among other offenses. He was on parole for the felon in possession of a firearm charge when he was arrested for this offense.
In his closing argument to the jury, Assistant District Attorney Cox stated, “Prison will not rehabilitate this man. He has been to prison three times already and keeps committing crimes. The only way to stop him from committing crimes in the future is to sentence him to prison for a significant amount of time.”

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.

Jan

17

Posted by : admin | On : January 17, 2018

Mannello obit

Funeral services for Gary Mannello were held Jan. 13, 2018 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Doug Sexton officiating. Interment followed the service at Phalba Cemetery.
Gary was born July 18, 1953 in Kingston, N.Y. to parents Dolores (Wolf) and Davis Mannello, Sr. and entered into eternal rest Jan. 8, 2018 at the age of 64.
Gary was known to his family and friends as “Yankee Gary.” He owned and operated Yankee Auto in Kemp. Gary loved working on cars. He enjoyed going to boat and car races. He was an amazing man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, wife Toni Griffin Mannello and brother John Mannello.
He is survived by his step-children Jake Broussard of Austin and Alyssa Gray of McKinney, mother Dolores Mannello of Kemp, brothers Davis Mannello and wife Nancy of Port Ewen, N.Y., Ronnie Mannello and wife Linda of Port Ewen, N.Y., Joseph Mannello of Port Ewen, N.Y. and Roger Mannello and wife Tina of Port Ewen, N.Y., sister Diane Mannello of Payne Springs, close friends Mark Helms of Kemp and Cindy Freeman of Kingston, N.Y., other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Jan

17

Posted by : admin | On : January 17, 2018

George Wesley Whitaker (Diver George), 64, of Searcy, Ark. departed this life Jan. 10, 2018. He was born Oct. 19, 1953.
George was preceded in death by his parents Betty and Raymond Mutton and his sister Betty Swenson.
He is survived by his wife Kathy Whitaker, his daughter Angie Holland, stepsons Chris and Ernest Schroeder, sisters Yvonne Robinson and Theresa Peters, brother Victor Gordon Hamm, 13 grandchildren and several beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Golden Oaks pavilion.

Jan

17

Posted by : admin | On : January 17, 2018

West obit

Tilly Eugene West, 54, of Eustace passed away Jan. 4, 2018. He was born Nov. 17, 1963 in Dallas to the home of Frances Smith andVirgil West, Sr.
Tilly was employed by MISD in the Maintenance Department on the paint crew.
In his spare time, he enjoyed being outdoors, visiting with his buddies around the fire pit, helping someone out, running football pots and, of course, his scratch-off lottery tickets.
What he cherished most was spending time with his family and friends and being able to show you something.
Tilly was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Virgil West, Jr. and Allen West.
Tilly is survived by brother Reggy West, Sr. of Dallas, daughters Stephanie West of Gun Barrel City, Shannon West of Gun Barrel City, and Kelcey West of Eustace and by his grandson Camden Heming who was his pride and joy. Tilly will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Services were held at Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home Jan. 12, 2018. Interment service followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank. Bro. Paul McKinney with the First Baptist Church in Eustace officiated for the West family.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Eustace Fire Department.

Jan

17

Posted by : admin | On : January 17, 2018

Blakely obit

Esta Pansy Blakely was born Oct. 24, 1934 in Hedley to parents Malcolm “Red” Mills and Ruth (Brown) Mills, and entered into eternal rest Jan. 8, 2018.
Pansy loved playing bridge with her friends in the Cedar Creek Lake area and was proud of her accomplishment as a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League.
She delighted in singing in the choir and with her beloved Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church of Mabank.
At the sight of friends and family, her bright smile would light up the room and melt hearts. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Pansy was preceded in death by her parents, past husband Howard Blakely and son Sam Blakely.
She is survived by her son Blake Blakely, grandchildren Clifton, Jared, Crystal and Jonathan, multiple great-grandchildren, sisters Anna and Kate, numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Mabank.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Jan

17

Posted by : admin | On : January 17, 2018

Harwarth obit
Robert “Bob” Harwerth, Jr., 79, of Gun Barrel City passed away peacefully at home Jan. 9, 2018, surrounded by family.
He was born to the late Eva Marie (Bippert) and Robert Harwerth, Sr. Feb. 2, 1938 in LaCoste.
Bob attended St. Leo’s grammar school and Harlandale High School, before going to the University of Texas, where he earned a scholarship to play football. He graduated in 1961 with a degree in Business and eventually began working for Texas Instruments, where he worked for 30 years until retirement.
He was a long time member of the Christian Community of God’s Delight and St. Pius X Catholic Church in Dallas.
In his retirement Bob enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a man of daily prayer and faith who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City, a craftsman who enjoyed building things, doing renovations and repairs.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8806, Bob helped with the church remodeling project and was instrumental in the total redesign of the KC’s gathering space in Gun Barrel. “Harwerth Hall” was named and dedicated in his honor, Nov. 15, 2017.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Mary Sue (Mitchell) Harwerth.
He is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Brady Montgomery), son Mike and Karen Harwerth of Chanhassen, Minn., daughter Julie and Roger Van Scoy of Leander, son Steve and Gloria Harwerth of Irving, daughters Victoria and Chris Spratt of Woodstock, Ga., Mary and David Rogers of Farmers Branch, Joy and Dino Remedios of Olney, Md., and Pat’s children Sharon and TomHarman of Mesquite, Terry and Tom McDowell of Richardson, Bob and Gretchen Montgomery of Farmers Branch, John and Cristi Montgomery of Richardson, JoAnna and Mike Mayers of Littleton, Colo., and Paul Montgomery of Lake Dallas, sister Barbara Navia of Gulf Shores, Ala., 38 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous other loving family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas with Fr. Tom Cloherty officiating. A luncheon will be provided after Mass followed by internment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Knights of Columbus 8806, Attn: Greg Aiello, 118 Los Peces St., Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Jan

17

Posted by : admin | On : January 17, 2018

Estes obit

William McCleary “Bill” Estes, 65, of Blue Ridge, Ga., passed into Heaven on Jan. 10, 2018.
Bill was born in Waco Sept. 11, 1952, to Evelyn Lawrence Estes and Robert James Estes, Jr.
He spent his youth in Dallas before moving to Mabank where he raised his son Marcus Estes, and was very involved in the First Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge.
After retiring from the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, Bill moved to Ft. Lauderdale, where he married Janet Teschner. Bill and Janet moved to Blue Ridge in 2010 and are members of Grace Presbyterian Church in Blairsville, Ga.
Bill was a kind, loyal and compassionate man with a strong faith, quick wit and good sense of humor.
He was an avid ice hockey fan and a long-time student of history involving WWII, the Civil War and as a Texan, The Alamo. He also enjoyed the change of seasons and riding his Harley throughout the beautiful mountains.
Bill is survived by his wife Janet Teschner, his son Marcus Estes of Midland, siblings Jim Estes of Slaton, Ric Estes of Wolfe City and Betsy Estes of Mesa Ariz., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bill’s memory to an organization supporting Parkinson’s Disease research or patients. A memorial service will be held at a future date in Mabank.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Ga.
You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

Jan

12

Posted by : admin | On : January 12, 2018

McCraw obit

Robert Michael McCraw known by his friends as “Mike” and by his mother as “Michael”, passed away peacefully at home Jan. 3, 2018.
Mike was born March 20, 1951 in Gaffney, S.C., son of Robert McCraw and Vernice Duncan Lowery.
Mike joined the Marines and served during the Vietnam conflict. He managed service stations in the Garland and Mesquite area.
He worked for an electric supply company as a local delivery driver. He loved Nascar and driving a race car on local dirt tracks.
Mike was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church, where he served as president of “United Methodist Men” for two years. He was very active on the Missions Committee. Mike attended G.R.A.C.E. Emmaus Walk #42 at Camp Gilmont in October 2007. He delighted in creating snack bags for the kids at Loves Outreach in Cherokee Shores each month.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, beloved aunt Vermelle Duncan, baby brother and step-father J.B. Lowery.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Sharon McCraw of Tool, mother Bernice Lowery of Charlotte, N.C., brother Joel Lowery of Fla., sister Bobbette Wyte of Gaffney, S.C., daughters Melondy Brown and Misty Green of Athens, son Michael McCraw of Athens, grandchildren Karlee and Colton Jackson of Athens, Christian Rion of Athens, numerous step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Payne Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. David Diller and Rev. Roy James officiating. Interment followed the service to King Cemetery in Kemp.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.