Obituaries

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14
Feb

Orval Wooley 1921-2018

 

Services for Orval Gibson Wooley, 96, of Canton were held Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

He passed away on Jan. 26, 2018, in Canton.

He was born on Sept. 29, 1921, in Meridian to Henry Monroe and Ora Edith Lane Wooley.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #141 in Canton. He was a Texas Department of Public Safety officer for 35 years and also served in World War II. He loved to travel with his RV Club in his later years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenneth Wooley; one brother; and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Martha 'Dollie' Wooley; son, Gary Wooley; grandson, Drew Wooley; grandson, Dalton Wooley; grandson, Dylan Wooley and cousin Mike Moreland.

Wed
14
Feb

Jarrell Malone 1935-2018

Funeral service for Jarrell Hugh Malone, age 82, of Brashear was held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 in the Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs, with Rev. Bruce Stinson, Rev. Tommy Hall, and Rev. Dan Tarno officiating. Mr. Malone passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on Oct. 28, 1935 in Van Zandt County, the son of Gordon and Linnie Malone. He married Wanda Petty on May 20, 1955 in Brashear. She preceded him in death, in 2008.

He was a retired truck driver, a member of the Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge #221, and a Master Mason for over 50 years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Wed
14
Feb

Doris Dickerson 1931-2018

 

 

Services for Doris Jane Dickerson, 86, of Grand Saline, were held Thursday, Feb.1, 2018, at Bartley Funeral Home with Don Kirkpatrick and Eric Teague officiating. Interment followed in Creagleville Cemetery.

She passed away Jan. 30, 2018 in Grand Saline. She was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Grand Saline to Foster and Ida Branson Land. She was a lifelong resident of Grand Saline where she graduated from GSHS, Class of 1947.

Over the years, she worked at Cozby-Germany Hospital, Steve's Pharmacy, Nardis Sewing Factory, and the Smart Shop. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, J.B. "Sandy" Land, W.A. "Dub" Land, and John Land; three sisters, Katherine Land, Ida Gene Land and Martha Jackson; and one grandson, Jerry Michael Dickerson.

Tue
06
Feb

William Adams 1953-2018

 

 

Memorial services for William “Willie” Adams, 64, Grand Saline, were held Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at Silver Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Adams officiating. He passed away on Jan. 22, 2018 in Tyler.

He was born Nov. 18, 1953 in Grand Saline to the late Neeley Mayfield Adams and Agnes Arizona Armstrong Adams.

He was a lifelong resident of Grand Saline and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lindsay Neal Adams; sisters, Willie Joyce Wilson, Kathy Sue Owles, and Wanda Sharp; brother, Cleo Adams; and nephews, Mitchell Copeland and Ronald Willingham.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Adams, of Grand Saline; children, Tina Adams and her husband, Joe, of Mineola and Willie Adams, Jr. of Grand Saline; grandchildren, Camden Adams, Adalyn Adams, and Summer Adams; nephews, Travis Copeland and his wife, Trish, and Billy Wilson; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Tue
06
Feb

Shirley Brown 1951-2018

 

Shirley Jean Mewborn Brown was born Sept. 4, 1951 in Myrtle Springs. She had been a resident of Van Zandt County all of her life and was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

She passed away at the age of 66 on Jan. 28, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sanford Griffin Mewborn and Ida Ruth Knox Mewborn.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Turner Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Tarno and Rev. Fred Cooper officiating. 

Tue
06
Feb

Linda Wallace 1946-2018

 

 

Funeral services for Linda Fay Wallace, 71, of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at First Assembly of God in Wills Point with Pastor Wesley Wurch and Mr. Ronnie Lee Wheeler, Sr. officiating.  Interment was at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.
She passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 5, 1946 in Shamrock, the daughter of John William Wheeler and Connie Fay Dunbar Wheeler. 

She was a lifelong resident of Wills Point, where she attended public school.  She married Robert Wallace on Aug. 26, 1961, in Wills Point. 

She was employed by the Wills Point I.S.D. for 41 years where she was the director of food service, retiring in 2010.  

She loved taking care of her family and friends and was mom to everyone.  She enjoyed listening to Christian music.

Tue
06
Feb

James Flowers 1946-2018

 

Funeral services for James Keith Flowers, 71, of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Pastor Rod Brewer officiating. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. He passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, 2018, in Wills Point.
He was born on July 10, 1946, in Austin the son of James Wilson Flowers and Florence Eugene Foster Flowers. 

He was raised in Dallas, where he attended public school.  On April 11, 1981, he married Jerri Lynne Moore in Lewisville. 

He was formerly employed by Cherry Air in Dallas as a welder, retiring in 2011. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, country dancing and camping. 

Tue
06
Feb

Hope Whitaker 1926-2018

 

Services for Hope Anderson Whitaker, 91, of Canton, were held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at the Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was in Haven of Memories.

She passed away Jan. 27, 2018 in Wills Point. She was born March 28, 1926 in Canton to Earl John and Chloes Sides Anderson. She grew up in Van Zandt County.

She graduated from Texas Woman's University and began her teaching career in East Texas. She then moved to Long Beach, Calif.

During WWII, she worked with the Defense Department to pay for her college classes. She received her Masters from UCLA and also was a member of the first class of women to receive an Outdoor Education Certification.

She taught for 20 years before retiring. She married Glen Whitaker in 1968 in California. They enjoyed traveling and had a successful real estate business in Orange County, California and later in East Texas when they returned to Canton in 1998. She had a love for wildlife and the outdoors. 

Tue
06
Feb

Eugene Ryer 1933-2018

 

 

Services for Eugene "Pat" Patrick Ryer, 84, of Canton were held Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. He passed away Jan. 26, 2018 in Kaufman.

He was born Feb. 15, 1933 in Dallas to Richard Robert Ryer and Augustus Sylvania Kolaczkowski.

He grew up in the Riley Community and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School.

He joined the Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. Upon returning home, he married Peggy LaNelle Hoops on March 23, 1956.

The couple lived in Dallas for 10 years before moving to Canton in 1966. He was a farmer who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Canton for over 50 years.

Tue
06
Feb

Dennis Gandy 1949-2018

 

 

Services for Dennis Clayton Gandy were held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at Hilliard Funeral Home with Pastor David Martin and Pastor Scott Miles officiating. A graveside service followed at Fairway Garden of Memories Cemetery in Van. He was born Aug. 14, 1949 in Tyler. He had been a resident of Ben Wheeler all of his life. He graduated from Van High School in 1967 and received his bachelor's degree from University of Texas at Austin in 1970. He started Gandy's Nursery in 1972, where he has worked alongside his family for many years. He belonged to Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and Northeast Texas Nursery Growers Association. He  was also a member of Pine Brook Baptist Church.

He passed away at the age of 68 on Jan. 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Clayton Gandy II;  father, Burnice Ray Gandy; mother, Reba Delphia Peterson Roberts; and two grandsons, Dawson Chad Gandy and Colton Jake Gandy.

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