Obituaries

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10
Aug

Ronald Dean Osborn

Ronald Dean Osborn

1946-2017

Visitation services for Ronald Dean Osborn, 70, of Canton, formerly of Wills Point, were Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point.

Mr. Osborn passed away Aug. 3, 2017, in Rockwall.

He was born Oct. 8, 1946, in Sioux City, Iowa, to George Osborn and Alvina Hintz Osborn.  He was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School.  He later attended Western Iowa Tech.

He retired from Old Castle in Terrell in 2013 after 30 years of service. He married Debi Kelsheimer Dec. 27, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He lived in Wills Point for 17 years prior to moving to Canton. In his spare time, he enjoyed wood working and spending time with his grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dedria Rae Turner on July 27, 2016; and a nephew, Michael Osborn Jr.

Thu
10
Aug

Ralph J. Parker

Ralph J. Parker

1931-2017

Services for Ralph J. Parker, 85, of Fruitvale, were held Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with Bro. Homer Morgan and Eugene Parker officiating.  Interment followed be in Barrett Cemetery. Mr. Parker passed away Aug. 4, 2017, at Baylor hospital in Dallas due to a fall at his home August 2.

He was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Fruitvale to Lannie and Connie Junell Parker. 

He served as a deacon for more than 50 years and was a member of the Lawrence Springs Missionary Baptist Church.  He married Iva Nell King Aug. 15, 1952.  He served as an MP in the Army during the Korean War. Over the years he was a farmer, rancher, barber, rural mail carrier and a quality control inspector for Texas Instruments.  He was known locally for his scrumptious candied sweet potatoes, sweet potato pies and pecan pies. 

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10
Aug

MaryLou Gift

MaryLou Gift

1935-2017

Funeral services for MaryLou Gift, 81, of Tyler, formerly of Wills Point, were held Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bro Dennis Ivy officiating.

Interment followed at Bright Star Cemetery north of Wills Point under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

 Mrs. Gift passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Tyler.

She was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Liberal, Kan., to Walter Charles Ross and Mary Leola Bennett Ross.  She was raised in Liberal and graduated from Liberal High School in 1953.

She married Floyd Dale Gift Dec. 27, 1953, in Liberal. She lived in Garden City and Logan, Kan. prior to moving to Wills Point in 1977.

Thu
10
Aug

Joseph Paul Hess

Joseph Paul Hess

1947-2017

Memorial services for Joseph Paul Hess, 69, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Russell Memorial Methodist Church in Wills Point with Pastor David Cartwright officiating, under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Mr. Hess passed away at his home Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

He was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Minot, North Dakota, to the late Paul Joseph Hess and Helen Adele Mitts Hess. He graduated from Bishop Ryan High School in Minot. He then attended North Dakota State University and later graduated with a degree in economics from the University of North Dakota.

Thu
10
Aug

Jimmy Wayne Frederick Jr.

Jimmy Wayne Frederick Jr.

1955-2017

Memorial services for Jimmy Wayne Frederick Jr, 61, of Larue, were held at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. He passed away July 28, 2017, in Durango, Colo.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1955, in Dallas to Jimmy Wayne Frederick Sr. and Emily Hutto Frederick. He not only was a son, brother, husband and father, he was a true friend to all that knew and loved him.  He was a true cowboy even at a young age and was fortunate to have made that his livelihood as an adult. 

Thu
10
Aug

Huleen Whitton Walters

Huleen Whitton Walters

1922-2017

Services for Huleen Whitton Walters, 94, of Canton, were held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Page officiating. Interment followed at Haven of Memories. Mrs. Walters passed away July 29, 2017, in Canton.

She was born Oct. 5, 1922, to Eva and Otis Steward. At age four, she attended a Catholic school and then attended eleven different schools before the seventh grade. At age fifteen she married Spencer Whitton, Feb. 28, 1938, and they had three precious daughters. They were married for 36 years until Whitton’s death July 24, 1974. Twenty-three years later she met and married Kellis Walters. She worked for Terrell State Hospital for 29 years after receiving her GED.

Thu
10
Aug

Henry (Jack) Edwards

Henry (Jack) Edwards

1928-2017

Services for Henry Clay (Jack) Edwards were held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Stanger Springs Community Church with Rev. David Diller and Rev. Larry Shackelford officiating.  A graveside service followed at Prairie Springs Cemetery.  Grandsons served as pallbearers. 

Thu
10
Aug

Danyell Seay Oltean

Danyell Seay Oltean

1967-2017

Danyell Seay Oltean went to be with Jesus on July 30, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

There will be a Pink Memorial Celebration Aug. 11, 2017, at Samuel Farm Park 100 East US Hwy 80 Frontage Road, Mesquite.

The visitation reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the memorial service at 8 p.m.

Because of her positive outlook and fun disposition, this service will be a true celebration of her life.  The family requests that you wear pink in her honor.

She was born Sept. 8, 1967, to Harry Lewis Seay and Audrey Junell Ward Seay in Dallas. She grew up in Mesquite and graduated from Mesquite High School.

Most recently, she worked as an assistant activities director for Ridgecrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Forney.

Thu
10
Aug

Cleota Egbert

 

Cleota Egbert

1915-2017

Services for Cleota Egbert, 102, of Grand Saline, were held Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home. Interment followed in Woodside Cemetery. Mrs. Egbert passed away Aug. 5, 2017, in Tyler.

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03
Aug

Charles Howard McArdle

Charles Howard McArdle
1958-2017

Funeral services for Charles Howard McArdle, 59, of Phalba, were held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Burial followed at Old Bethel Cemetery in Canton.

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