Obituaries

Wed
27
May

SAM HILL

A memorial service was held for Sam Hill on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Pruitt Baptist Church with Bro. David McNary offi ciating. Mr. Hill passed away at the age of 80 on May 16, 2015, at his home. Donald Ray “Sam” Hill was born June 15, 1934, in the Pruitt community, where he lived all of his life. He worked for Van ISD for many years, raised livestock, and later became a dairyman. He was a member of Van Church of Christ, and attended Pruitt Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Jefferson Hill and Verlie V. Nations Hill; sister, Lois Baxter; brother, Mike Hill; nephew, Kyle Lake; and niece, Jennifer Hill.

Wed
27
May

MICHAEL MCDANIEL

Memorial services for Michael “Mike” McDaniel, 73, of Wills Point, will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Interment will be at Campground Cemetery in Poetry near Terrell. He passed away Thursday morning, May 14, 2015, due to a short but hard fi ght with cancer at his residence near Lake Tawakoni with his family by his side. Mike, also known as Papa Mac, was born July 16, 1941, in Dallas, the son of Jimmy and Jean McDaniel. He was raised in Wills Point and Dallas. In 1959, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Mike went into the family car business, McDaniel Brothers Used Cars in Dallas for 17 years. He later retired from Chem Coast in LaPorte, where he helped build the company. Mike lived in LaPorte for 24 years prior to moving back to Wills Point in October 2012.

Wed
27
May

NADYNE JAMES

Funeral services for Nadyne James, 90, of Plano and formerly of Wills Point were held Monday, May 18, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Wills Point with Ted Deen Jr. offi ciating. A private burial followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point under the direction of Hiett’s Ly- Brand Funeral Home. Ellen Nadyne Miracle was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Wills Point to Oscar Jehue and Ellen West Miracle. She grew up in Wills Point and graduated from Wills Point High School. After graduating, Nadyne worked at Rose Dry Goods, Calloway Motor Company and Thurman’s Variety Store. She married Jack Delbert James on July 19, 1946, at the First Baptist Church in Wills Point, where she is still a member. She later retired from Terrell State Hospital after many years of service. Nadyne was an accomplished cook, seamstress and crafter.

Wed
27
May

J.E. CORNWELL

Julia Ervin Cornwell was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Maypearl, the best Christmas present his mother ever received. He was a resident of Garland for most of his life before moving to Van in 2010. Ervin passed away at the age of 91 on May 14, 2015, in Van. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl K. Cornwell; mother, Maggie M. Cretcher; brother, Bobby Joe Cornwell; and his granddaughter, Wendy S. Miller.

Sun
17
May

William Smart


William Smart

William Smart

1940-2015

 

William “Bill” Smart, 74, of Wills Point, passed away May 9, 2015.

Arrangements are with Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

No services are planned at this time.

William Vern “Bill” Smart was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Laurel, Miss. the son of Vernon and Marquerite Harmon Smart. He grew up in Dallas where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.

Mr. Smart served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Velma “Sue” Jackson on June 19, 1981. They made their home in Kaufman until moving to Wills Point in 1998, where they established “Smart Place To Be,” an exotic game ranch.

Mr. Smart enjoyed raising and taking care of his animals.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Sun
17
May

Sherman Randle Jr.


Sherman Randle Jr.

Sherman Randle Jr.

1953 - 2015

 

 Funeral services for Sherman Randle Jr., 61, of Edgewood, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday,

May 16, 2015, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Edgewood with the Rev. Shelton Oliver

officiating. 

Interment will follow at Edgefield Cemetery in Edgewood under the direction of

Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

He passed away early Wednesday morning, May 13, 2015, at his residence in Edgewood. 

Sherman was born July 20, 1953, in Terrell, the son of Sherman Randle Sr. and Margaret Wiley

Randle.  He was a lifelong resident of Edgewood and in 1971, he graduated from Edgewood

High School. 

Sun
17
May

Lois Marie Bishop


Lois Marie Bishop

Lois Marie Bishop

1935 – 2015

 

Services for Lois Marie Bishop, 80, of Waco, were held May 11, 2015, at Eubank

Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Harley Gordon and Bro. Reggie Black officiating.

Interment was in Haven of Memories, Canton.

Mrs. Bishop died May 7, 2015, in Canton.

She was born April 3, 1935, in Canton to Robert Henry Carpenter and Lois Louise Dearing.

She was a member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church of Waco where she served as a Sunday school teacher in her adult life among other things such as singing in the choir, church secretary and treasurer. She enjoyed listening to Southern Gospel music.

Her life revolved around family and church. She was a wonderful cook; she enjoyed sewing and watching soap operas. She was married for 60 years and loved her children. 

Sun
17
May

Lorene Adams

Lorene Adams

1914-2015

 

Funeral Services were held for Lorene Adams May 8 at the Restland Funeral Home in Dallas with interment the same day at the Restland Memorial Park.

Lorene was born Aug. 1, 1914, in Yantis. She passed away May 6, 2015, in Dallas.

Sun
17
May

Lane Barrett

Lane Barrett

1948-2015

 

Memorial services for Lane Barrett, 67, Van, were held Wednesday, May 13 at Hilliard Funeral Home with the Rev. Suzanne Ferguson officiating. Mr. Barrett passed away on May 9, 2015, at his home.

Clinton Lane Barrett was born March 10, 1948, in Dallas to the late Alexander Patton Barrett and Dee Dee Izelle Smith Barrett. He moved to Van in 2004 from the Dallas area. He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a carpenter and was an avid gardener. 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, April Mortl; brothers, Smithy Barrett and Billy Barrett; and a sister, Patricia Kauffman.

Sun
17
May

Gwen Hunter


Gwen Hunter

Gwen Hunter

1927-2015

 

Services for Gwen Gillaspie Hunter, 87, of Canton, were held May 16, 2015, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was in Haven of Memories in Canton.

She passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Longview.

Gwen was born Dec. 18, 1927 to Sigmond and Donnie Mae Cruse Gillaspie in Gray's Prairie.

She attended school in Gray's Prairie and graduated from Mabank High School in 1943 at the age of 16. She and her sister Doris moved to Dallas where she was employed at Mutual of Omaha Insurance. Gwen married Vernon (Dick) Hunter on May 9, 1947, in Dallas and they spent the next 60 years together.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sigmond and Donnie Mae Gillaspie; husband, Vernon Hunter; and sister, Doris Johnson.

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