Obituaries

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Tommy Frank Cole

Tommy Frank Cole

1927-2017

Memorial services for Tommy Frank Cole, 90, Canton, were held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at New Horizon Assembly of God in Grand Saline with Pastor Randy Fisher officiating. Mr. Cole passed away Saturday, Sept. 30 at his home in Canton.

He was a lifelong resident of the Canton area. He served proudly in the army in WWII. He was retired from Morton Salt Company.

He is preceded in death by parents, Dave R. and Georgia Russell; brother, Gene Russell; and grandchildren, Brandy Wilson and Bobby Joe Morman.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Rosemary Cole of Canton; sons, Thomas E. Cole, Bill D. and Jeannie Cole, Rockey C. and Vickie Cole, and Homer L. Cole, all of Canton; Daughter, Patty and husband, Rickey Netherland of Grand Saline; 11 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Irene Bailey Wells

Irene Bailey Wells

1921-2017

Services for Irene Bailey Wells, 96, of Canton, were held Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home Chapel in Canton with Truman Oakley and Bro. Billy Smith officiating. 

 Interment followed in Haven of Memories.

Mrs. Wells passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Canton.  She was born June 14, 1921, to Robert and Lessie Gilliam Bailey. 

She was a member of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. She grew up in the Starr Community and was a proud graduate of Grand Saline High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed travelling with her husband after he retired, gardening, spending time with her family and playing 42.

Mrs. Wells is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, J.D. Wells; son-in-law, Truman Oakley Sr.; and her sister, Inez White.

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Glenn Alfred Garner

Glenn Alfred Garner

1946-2017

Glenn Alfred Garner, 71, of Quinlan, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services celebrating Glenn’s life were held Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Ingram Funeral Home with Chaplain Richard Moore officiating. Masonic graveside service followed at Small Cemetery in Edgewood.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1946, in Edgewood to Wilborn Leon Garner and Erma Edwards Garner. He was raised and educated in Edgewood. Following his graduation from Edgewood High School he went to work at Raytheon, now L3, until his retirement in 2011.

He married Susan Garner and they made their home in Quinlan. He was a Master Mason and a member of Lodge #422 in Wills Point and belonged to the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, his dogs and being outside. He had fun playing the slot machines and his guitar. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

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Faye Wann Reeves

Faye Wann Reeves

1919-2017

Services for Faye Wann Reeves, 98, of Myrtle Springs, were held Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home Chapel in Canton.  Interment followed in Myrtle Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Grand Saline.

She was born Aug. 1, 1919, in Forreston to Ida Mary Shrader and Edward Calvin Wann. She grew up in Van Zandt County and was a member of Brookside Baptist Church.  She enjoyed helping her late husband, the Rev. W. A. Reeves, in his ministry at several Baptist churches.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Louis and Roy Wann; and two sisters, Elva Wilson and Pauline Waites.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Nancy Reeves of Midland; grandson, Jason E. Reeves of Green River, Wyo.; granddaughter, Rachelle Reeves of Rochester, Minn; and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Dorsey Mae Ballinger

Dorsey Mae Ballinger

1940-2017

Services for Dorsey Mae Ballinger, 77, of Haslet, were held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. She passed away Oct. 3, 2017, at her home.

 

She was born May 7, 1940, in Wright City, Okla. to Mable Frances Fox. She grew up in Idabel and moved to Dallas at a young age. She raised her children in Dallas before moving to Kaufman.

 

She enjoyed working in her garden and working as a vendor at First Monday Trade Days. She is preceded in death by her mother, and husband, J.W. Matthews.

 

She is survived by her sons, John Ballinger and wife, Elizabeth, David Ballinger and wife, Claudia, and Troy Ballinger; daughters, Mary Louise Ballinger, Linda and husband, Terry McKinney, Lynn and husband, Bob Griffin, Jackie and husband, Bill Willoughby; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marie Smithers.

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Billy Dwight Carver

Billy Dwight Carver

1954-2017

Memorial services for Billy Dwight “Dood” Carver, 63, Grand Saline, were held Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home with Brol Homer Morgan officiating. Interment followed in Shields cemetery. He passed away Sept. 29, 2017, at his home in Grand Saline.

He was born July 9, 1954, in Garland to Herbert Hunter and Lois Marie Dollarhide Carver.  He spent most of his life in Dallas County before moving to Grand Saline 20 years ago. Mr. Carver is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Carver, and son, Billy Dwight Carver Jr.

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Vincent Siering Haneman Jr.

Vincent Siering Haneman Jr.

1924-2017

 

Memorial services for Major General USAF (ret.) Vincent Siering Haneman Jr., of Columbus, Ga., were held Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Robert Beckum officiating. Mr. Haneman died Aug. 29, 2017, at age 93.

He was born in Orange, N.J. to the late Associate Justice Vincent Siering Haneman, New Jersey Supreme Court, and Helen Harris Haneman. He attended school in Brigantine, N.J., and became an Eagle Scout, a member of the high school swim team and an accomplished life guard.

After graduation, he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a member of the swim team and Sigma Nu fraternity.

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Paula Rose Vance

Paula Rose Vance

1939-2017

Funeral services for Paula Rose Vance, 78, of Wills Point, were held Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. 

Interment followed at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Mrs. Vance passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 21, 1939, in Mesquite to Arton A. Driggars and Mary Ellen Berry Driggars.  She was raised in Mesquite and attended Mesquite High School.

She married Leland Dale Vance Dec. 27, 1955, in Mesquite. She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, reading and working crossword puzzles.

She lived in Garland before moving to Wills Point 22 years ago.  She was a member of the Daughter of the Nile and Eastern Star.  She was also a member of Seven Oaks Baptist Church north of Wills Point.

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Michael Ray Shinn

Michael Ray Shinn

1961-2017

Memorial services for Michael Ray Shinn, 56, Gun Barrel City, were held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, under the direction of Moorhead – Epps Funeral Home officiated by Bro. Ed Schauer. 

Mr. Shinn passed away Sept. 18, 2017, in Athens.

He was born Aug. 22, 1961, in Fort Worth to Kennith and Jeanne Clark Shinn. He attended elementary school in Canton and graduated from Bandera High School in 1979. He married his true love, Kerry, 14 years ago.

He had managed the Gun Barrel City Kwik Kar Lube & Tune for the last 17 years. His customers and coworkers alike often enjoyed a cup of coffee and conversation with him.

He enjoyed listening to music and playing his guitar, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends. 

He was a wonderful son, dad, grandfather and a dear friend to many.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

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Mary Frances Beene Brown

Mary Frances Beene Brown

1921-2017

Mary Frances Beene Brown, 96, passed away Sept. 23, 2017, in Denton. Funeral services were under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was in DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.

Mrs. Brown was born July 19, 1921, in Bynum Community. She was known as “Nanny” to Wendy Bell, Brandon Bell, and Lauren Bell Bunch, and she played a significant role in their respective lives and upbringing.  She will be sorely missed.

She enjoyed a distinguished 28-year career as a property manager for companies such as Trammel Crow and Lincoln Properties.  She was also active in “Priceless Personality” courses helping women increase confidence and abilities to better themselves in life and the workplace.

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