Obituaries

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Ina Mae Jones

Ina Mae Jones

1928-2015

Funeral services for Ina Mae Jones, 87, of Wills Point were held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Wesley Chapel Baptist Church in Wills Point. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wills Point.

Ina passed away on July 26

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Floyd Stewart

Floyd Stewart

1925-2015

Services for Floyd T. Stewart, 90, Grand Saline, were held, Wednesday, July 29, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Winskie officiating.

Interment was in Haven of Memories, Canton.

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Ralph Mesch


Ralph Mesch

Ralph Mesch

1937-2015

Ralph Charles Mesch, 77, of Ben Wheeler, passed away July 16, 2015, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, following a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

He was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Denver, Colo. to the late Daniel John Mesch and Clara Wilemina (Becker) Mesch.  He was one of four Mesch sons, all of whom are from the Denver area and served in the United States Navy.  

Ralph served 28 years and retired as a Navy Master Chief.  While on active duty one of his critical jobs was the packing parachutes for Navy pilots, but he was quickly promoted to maintenance supervisor. He served in Olathe, Kan.; Washington, D.C.; Almeda, Calif.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and NAS Dallas Grand Prairie. 

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Vera Walton

Vera Walton

1924-2015

Memorial Services for Vera Ballew Walton, wife of deceased Seth R. Walton, of Marshall were held in the Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home Friday, July 24.  Interment was at Algoma North Cemetery, Marshall.

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Tommy ‘Buck’ Reed


Tommy ‘Buck’ Reed

Tommy ‘Buck’ Reed

1967-2015

Tommy “Buck” Lee Reed Jr. 48, of Canton, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, from natural causes in Canton. 

Tommy was born in Grand Saline, and was a lifelong resident of Canton. From his early years, he was surrounded by both family and nature which developed two passions he would carry with him his whole life.

Shortly before graduating from Canton High School in 1985, Tommy began working in Oaks Village Grocery. He quickly showed an interest in the meat market there and developed skills that he would display under the employment of Brookshire’s and rising quickly to a managerial position.

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Rachel Kuster


Rachel Kuster

Rachel Kuster

1936-2015

Memorial services for Rachel Louise Kuster, 78, of Wills Point, were held Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point.

Rachel passed away on July 18, 2015, at her home in Wills Point.

Rachel Louise Alston was born Dec. 23, 1936, to the late Thomas Jefferson Alston and Blanch Smith Alston.  She married William Arthur Kuster on July 9, 1966, in Oklahoma, and they lived in the Garland area where Rachel was employed as a teller for Bank One (Chase) in Mesquite, for over 20 years.  After Bill retired in 2001, they moved to Wills Point to live near their daughters. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; as well as, her husband, William Arthur Kuster; and her sister, Annella Ivie.

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Novelee Barron


Novelee Barron

Novelee Barron

1929-2015

Services for Novelee Lavern Barron, 85, of Canton, were held Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Eubank Funeral Home, with Bro. Billy Bob Dempsey.  Interment was at Haven of Memories in Canton.

She passed away July 16, 2015 in Tyler, 

Novelee was born Dec. 1, 1929 in Canton to Lester and Maggie Stone.

She grew up in the Tundra and Mabank Communities, and attended school at Whitehall. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and gardening. Novelee especially loved her flowers.

Novelee is preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Maggie Stone; husband, J.W. Barron Jr.; daughters, Beverly Hunsaker and Kathy Roden; daughter-in-law, Peggy Barron; son-in-law, Joe Hunsaker, and five brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Ricky and James Rex Barron; daughter, Maresa and John Campbell;

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24
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Nannie Harris

Nannie Harris

1919-2015

Funeral services for Nannie Blanche Harris, 96, of Dallas, were held Monday, July 20, 2015, at Hiett’s LyBrand Chapel in Wills Point. Burial was at Hooker Ridge Cemetery in Lone Oak.

Nannie passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2015. 

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Mildred Green


Mildred Green

Mildred Green

1919-2015

Funeral services for Mildred Alene Green, 96, of Wills Point, were held Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Rev. Don Tisdale officiating.  Interment followed in the Green family plot at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. 

On the morning of July 20, 2015, Mildred passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home in Wills Point.  She was surrounded by her loving family when she stepped into the shining light of God at the age of 96.

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Johnie McRoy

Johnie McRoy

1951-2015

Johnie Edward McRoy,64, of Emory, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at his home.  Arrangements are pending at this time with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory. An  online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.  

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