Obituaries

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Martha Elizabeth Byars Hull Wetherholt

Martha Elizabeth Byars Hull Wetherholt

1945-2017

Martha Elizabeth Byars Hull Wetherholt was born June 24, 1945, in Nashville, Tenn. to Dr. Perry J.C. Byars Jr. and Margaret Elsie Dobbins Byars.

She was raised in San Angelo and graduated in 1963 from San Angelo Central High School. She attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Angelo State Community College in San Angelo, and graduated from San Bernardino Valley College of Nursing in 1968 with Registered Nurse Licensures in California, Texas, South Carolina and Florida.

She married John W. Hull Jr. in 1964, and they had a son, John W. Hull III. They divorced in 1979. She married her beloved husband, Charles Victor Wetherholt in 1982, and they moved to Canton near Martins Mill and Walnut Springs community.

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02
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Leon Baker

Leon Baker

1929-2017

Funeral services for Leon Baker, 88, of Wills Point, were held Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with the Rev. Fred Cooper officiating. 

Interment followed at New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Baker passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Wills Point to Fred Baker and Bessie Greenway Baker.  He was raised in Wills Point and attended Wills Point High School.  He married Selma Rose York Feb. 12, 1953. He was a self-employed cattle rancher.  He enjoyed fishing, going to rodeos, garage sales and attending auctions.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Bessie Baker; son, David Baker; two brothers, Gene Baker and Richard Baker, and three sisters, Dorothy Burleson, Christine Brockman and Vernell Daughtery.

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02
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Jean Weatherford

Jean Weatherford

1938-2017

Funeral services for Jean Weatherford, 79, of Wills Point, were held Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Her grandson, Joe Parker officiated.

Interment followed at Creagleville Cemetery near Grand Saline.

Mrs. Weatherford passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

 

 

 

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Harold Bryant Sanders

Harold Bryant Sanders

1936-2017

Funeral services for Harold Bryant Sanders, 80, of Ben Wheeler, were held Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point with Pastor Larry Shackleford officiating. 

Mr. Sanders passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at his residence in Ben Wheeler.

 

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02
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Charles Eugene Wilhite

Charles Eugene Wilhite

1933-2017

Services for Charles Eugene Wilhite, 83, of Canton, were held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jack Thompson and Bro. Altos Womble officiating.  Interment followed in Haven of Memories.  Mr. Wilhite passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Canton.

He was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Fruitvale to William Charles and Nellie Gunter Wilhite. 

He was a member of the Midway Church of God.  He served two years in the Navy during the Korean War.  When he returned from the Navy, he was a truck driver for Red Ball Freight and Coca Cola for many years.  He served 21 years with the Canton Police Department and retired as a sergeant.  He enjoyed raising cattle on his Jumping W Ranch.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Cheryl Smith.

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02
Oct

Charles Theophile Gagneux

Charles Theophile Gagneux

1931-2017

Memorial services for Charles Theophile Gagneux, 86, of Van, were held Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Tom Campbell and Bro. Ted Winton officiating. A graveside service with military honors was held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin, La. Mr. Gagneux passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Tyler.

He was born Jan. 8, 1931, in West Monroe, La. and spent his early years there. He graduated high school in Roper, N.C.

He joined the Air Force in 1948, and proudly served for 24 years. After retiring, he moved to New Mexico and then Louisiana before settling in East Texas, where he fulfilled a lifelong dream of raising horses. He also enjoyed woodcarving, fishing, gardening, traveling, singing and playing harmonica. 

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21
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Roe Wayne Sledge

Roe Wayne Sledge

1932-2017

A memorial service for Roe Wayne “Big Daddy” Sledge, of Terrell, formerly of Wills Point, was held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Terrell. Mr. Sledge went peacefully to be with the Lord at age 84.

He was born in Wills Point Oct. 16, 1932, to Sterling Emmett and Julia Mae Sledge. He grew up in Wills Point and Dallas.  He married Elizabeth Charlyne Rankin, daughter of Joe Maxie and Mattie Lu Rankin of Wills Point, Feb. 1, 1953. 

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21
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Patricia Ann Godwin

Patricia Ann Godwin

1942-2017

Private graveside services were held for Patricia Ann Johnston Godwin, 74, of Dallas at Sand Flat Cemetery in Grand Saline, under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home. Mrs. Godwin passed away Sept. 16, 2017, at her home in Dallas surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.

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21
Sep

Jeanie Faye Barnes

Jeanie Faye Barnes

1933-2017

 

Funeral services for Jeanie Faye Barnes, 84, of Canton, were held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Bro. Billy Smith officiating. 

Interment followed the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

Mrs. Barnes passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Canton.

She was born April 14, 1933, in Dallas to Varnie Lee Greer and Cora Geneva Balliew Greer.  She was raised in the Dallas area and attended Sunset High School in Dallas. She was formerly a dental assistant in Irving.  She married Eddie Barnes in Irving on June 19, 1981.  She lived in Grand Prairie prior to moving to Canton in 1996.

She loved going to church, spending time with friends and family, decorating and tending to her rose bushes.  She was a member of Walnut Springs Bible Baptist Church in Canton.

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21
Sep

Geneva Julia Allen

Geneva Julia Allen

1918-2017

Funeral services for Geneva Julia Allen, 99, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point with Mr. Randy Reagan officiating. 

Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery.

She passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Mt. Vernon.

 

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