Obituaries

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Gale Tawater


Gale Tawater

Gale Tawater

1950-2015

Services for Cecil Gale Tawater, 65, of Canton were held Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton, with Bro. Ronnie Daniell officiating. 

Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park.

Mr. Tawater passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Tyler.  He was born March 27, 1950, in Tyler to Cecil J. and Zelma Pruiett Tawater. 

Gale was a Methodist by faith.  He retired after 32 years with TxDOT.  Gale loved to spend time outdoors doing such things as fishing, collecting rocks, arrow heads and seashells, spending time with his dog, trips to the beach in Galveston and traveling to Oklahoma.  Gale also loved spending time with his family.  Mr. Tawater was a volunteer fireman for over 20 years with the Canton Fire Department.

Gale is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Tawater and his father.

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24
Jul

Evonne Briggs


Evonne Briggs

Evonne Briggs

1937-2015

Services for Mavis Evonne Briggs, 78, of Hot Springs, Ark., were held Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Crestview Memorial Park in Hot Springs, Ark.  Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.

Evonne passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Canton.

She was born on July 18, 1937 in Hot Springs, Ark., to Clifton Lee and Pauline House.

Evonne grew up in Hot Springs and was a cheerleader throughout high school. She was a faithful military wife to Bobby Gene Briggs for several years. Evonne was a member at First Christian Church of Hot Springs and secretary of The Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed several hobbies such as scrapbooking, playing piano, traveling, decorating and crocheting. Evonne will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.            

Fri
24
Jul

Essie White


Essie White

Essie White

1910-2015

Services for Essie Myrtle White, 105, of Martins Mill, were held Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Wayne Barber officiating.

She passed away July 14, 2015, in Athens. 

Essie was born May 12, 1910, in Daylight, Tenn. to Walter and Hattie Paris.

Interment was at Holly Springs Cemetery in Martins Mill.

Essie moved to Martins Mill at the age of 9 and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Martins Mill Baptist Church. Essie married Newburn White at the age of 18 and they started their family together. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, being outdoors, cooking for her family and had an excellent sense of humor.

Fri
24
Jul

Clyde Wright

Clyde Wright

1923-2015

Clyde Ray Wright, 92, of Tyler, formerly of Emory, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, at Colonial Tyler Care Center. 

Military funeral services were held Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Glenn Cogburn officiated.

Interment followed in the Smyrna Cemetery.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.
 

Fri
24
Jul

Charles Allgood

Charles Allgood

1986-2015

Visitation service for Charles Quitman Allgood, 28, of Lucedale, Miss., was held  Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.  Funeral service was held at George County Funeral Home in Lucedale, Miss.

He passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, near Wills Point.

Charles was born July 22, 1986, in Lucedale, Miss.

Allan Fuller Funeral Home www.allanfullerfuneralhome.com

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24
Jul

Annette Hiller


Annette Hiller

Annette Hiller

1935-2015

Annette Hiller, 80, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Mesquite, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Oklahoma City.  The daughter of Luther Boyd Strickland and Lottie Francis (Phillips) Strickland, she was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Martins Mill.

Funeral service was held Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Blanchard.  Burial was in the Holly Springs Cemetery near Ben Wheeler.

Annette married Fred L. Hiller on Feb. 18, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev. She worked as an Avon Representative for many years.  Annette was a member of Mimosa Lane Baptist Church in Mesquite where she was actively involved in various ministries.  In her spare time, she enjoyed going to garage sales and travelling with her husband.

Wed
22
Jul

Audrey Shaddox

Audrey Shaddox

1928-2015

 

Services for Audrey Katherine Shaddox, 87, of Richardson, were held Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Winskie officiating. Interment was in Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas.

Mrs. Shaddox passed away July 13, 2015, in Richardson. 

 

Wed
22
Jul

Beverly Odom

 

Beverly Odom

1954-2015

 

Beverly Ernestine Odom, age 61, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at her home. 

Cremation arrangements are pending at this time with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.


 

Wed
22
Jul

Bobby Parker

Bobby Parker

1937-2015

 

Funeral services for Bobby B. Parker, 78, of Edgewood, were held Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Edgewood. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Services were under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood.

Bobby Passed away July 12, 2015, in Tyler.

Bobby Brooks Parker was born June 4, 1937, in Edgewood to the late Enoch Cornelius Parker and Grace Lucille Wilder Parker. Bobby attended public school in Edgewood and following graduation, he attended Kilgore Junior College and East Texas State University.  An outstanding football player, Bobby earned All-Conference and All-American honors and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders.

Bobby worked as a teacher and coach in the Kaufman, Mesquite and Edgewood School Districts for 33 years, providing inspiration and guidance to generations of students.

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22
Jul

Darla Bilyeu

Darla Bilyeu

1947-2015

 

Services for Darla May Bilyeu, 68, of Ben Wheeler, were held Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Heritage Trail Cowboy Church in Ben Wheeler, with Pastor C.R. Chapman officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.

Mrs. Bilyeu passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at home after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born April 28, 1947, in Annapolis, Md., to T. B. and Alice May Fleming Green. 

Darla was a member of the Heritage Trail Cowboy Church.  Her family was the most important thing in her life.  She was a wonderful wife, mother and nana.  Darla was very proud that both of her children became teachers. 

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