Obituaries

Thu
07
Sep

Kaye Carney Mercer

Kaye Carney Mercer

1948-2017

A memorial service for Kaye Carney Mercer, 69, of Wills Point, was held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Associate Pastor Johnathan Terry officiating.

Mrs. Mercer passed away at her home Sept. 4, 2017. 

She was born April 28, 1948, in Sherman to Kenneth Lester and Nelda Jean Crook Carney. 

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Lancaster.  She taught at the Lancaster Intermediate School for 20 years. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, H.H. Mercer Jr.; and her grandparents. 

Survivors include her husband, David Mercer of Wills Point; son, Charles David and Ava Mercer of Quinlan; daughter, Brenda Kaye and Johnathan Terry of Midlothian; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Pitalo; brother, Kenneth Carney; and mother-in-law, Patsy Ruth Mercer.

 

 

Thu
07
Sep

Juana Belle Dewees

Juana Belle Dewees

1927-2017

 

 

Services for Juana Belle Dewees, 90, of Canton, were held Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating.

Interment followed at High Cemetery.

Mrs. Dewees passed away Sept. 3, 2017, in Canton.

She was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Wills Point to Ivan Tully Lamb and Virginia Etta Johnson.

She grew up in Wills Point and graduated from Wills Point High School in 1944. She married A.B. Dewees right out of school and they lived in the Hayden Community. She loved her God and her church. She was very family oriented and enjoyed cooking, playing dominoes and Uno. She was an amazing seamstress and enjoyed making Halloween costumes for her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Virginia Lamb; husband, A.B. Dewees; seven sisters; great-great-grandson, Bo McNeil Shaw; and son-in-Law, Jerry Bonsal.

Thu
07
Sep

Faye W. Stewart

Faye W. Stewart

1937-2017

 

Services for Faye W. Stewart, 80, of Canton, will be held at a later date. 

Interment will be at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Mrs. Stewart passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at her home in Canton.

She was born Feb. 18, 1937, in Canton to Harden and Lou Wilhite.  She was raised in Canton and graduated from Canton High School in 1954.  Shortly after graduation, in August 1954, she married Bill Allred in Wills Point.  They lived in Wills Point, where she was a realtor at Allred Real Estate, a substitute teacher at Wills Point ISD and a Cub Scout leader.

She played bridge, golfed and spent as much time as possible with her sisters, Gay Mitchell and Jeri Sullivan. 

Thu
07
Sep

Arthur Benjamin Campbell

Arthur Benjamin Campbell

1932-2017

 

Memorial services for Arthur Benjamin “A.B.” Campbell, 85, of Edgewood, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood.

Mr. Campbell passed away Aug. 27, 2017.

He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Edgewood to Claud Carlton Campbell and Mary Etta Marion Hurley. He was raised by his mother and stepdad, Hadley Hurley, in Edgewood where he graduated high school. After graduation, he joined the air force in 1950 at age 18. He married Geneva Welch Sept. 21, 1951, at Lanewood Church of God in Edgewood.

Thu
07
Sep

Annie Beatrice Mangum

Annie Beatrice Mangum

1921-2017

 

Services for Annie Beatrice Mangum, 95, of Canton, were held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with Bro. Steve Glosup and Bro. Robert Boone officiating.

 Interment followed in Haven of Memories.

Mrs. Mangum passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Tyler.

She was born Nov. 4, 1921, in the Willow Springs Community. She grew up there and graduated from Edgewood High School. 

She married Lloyd Mangum Nov. 14, 1945.  They lived in California for 17 years before returning to Canton in 1962. 

She cooked three meals from scratch every day. She was a member of Tundra Baptist church for 54 years.  She enjoyed sewing, spending time with family, traveling and the Texas Rangers.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Thu
31
Aug

Sally Witmer Pickens

Sally Witmer Pickens

1930-2017

 

Funeral services for Sally Witmer Pickens, 87, of Edgewood, were held Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood.

Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Pickens passed away Aug. 26, 2017, in Tyler.

Sarah W. (Sally) Pickens was born May 6, 1930, in Houston to Hilda and Brewer Witmer. She

grew up in McAllen and Columbus.  After the death of her mother, and with her father serving in Japan, she was adopted at age 12 by her aunt and uncle, Lenore (Daughty) and Rowland Rugeley and moved to Bay City.

She graduated from Texas Women’s University at Denton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Sociology and taught first grade at Thomas A. Edison in West Dallas for one year.

Thu
31
Aug

Roy D. Garrett

Roy D. Garrett

1936-2017

Funeral services for Roy D. Garrett, 81, of Edgewood, were held Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with the Rev. Pokey Goodson officiating. 

Military honors followed at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

Mr. Garrett passed away Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Athens.

He was born Jan. 1, 1936, in Kemp to George Garrett and Nona Mae Pipes Garrett. 

He was raised in Peeltown and graduated from Scurry-Rosser High School in 1954.  He was a veteran of the army. 

On Dec. 31, 1962, he married Vhilma Crockett in Kaufman.  Prior to moving to Edgewood in 1975, he lived in Dallas. He was formerly employed by City Wide Air Conditioning in Dallas for several years.  Following retirement, he began working with his son 12 years ago at Garrett Air Conditioning where he was currently employed.

Thu
31
Aug

Ronald Montgomery

Ronald Montgomery

1937-2017

 

Services for “Red” Ronald Montgomery, 80, of Canton, were held Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Young, Rhita Koches and Kirby Montgomery officiating. 

Interment followed in High Cemetery. 

Mr. Montgomery passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Canton. 

He was born March 17, 1937, in Canton to Clarence and Ollie Lenor Whitton Montgomery. 

Thu
31
Aug

Oree Levelle Hallmark

Oree Levelle Hallmark

1922-2017

 

Services for Oree Levelle Hallmark, 95, of Martins Mill, were held Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.

Interment followed at Zion Hill Cemetery in Walton Community.

Mrs. Hallmark passed away Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017, in Athens.

She was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Martins Mill to Oscar Lee White and Mittie Arizona Oliver.

She grew up in Martins Mill and attended school there. She worked as a seamstress her entire life.

She enjoyed working in her garden, fishing, visiting with folks and dancing. She was Baptist by faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, L.T. White, Fred Neruda and Cliff Hallmark; daughters, Betty Lou Byron, Eddie Williams and Judy Prevost; and 13 brothers and sisters.

Thu
31
Aug

Noel Glen Smith Jr.

Noel Glen Smith Jr.

1943-2017

 

Noel Glen Smith, Jr., 74, of Kaufman, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by family.

Mr. Smith was born to Noel Sr. and Lucy Hazel Smith on March 25, 1943, in Chickasha, Okla.

He moved to Texas where he met Hattie Joyce Teague; they married on July 17, 1965, in Andrews. He spent his time wood working, bowling, fishing, playing basketball, softball and writing poems. He had one of the best fast pitches in softball that you have ever seen. He played on the University of New Mexico’s basketball team and participated in several men's bowling teams. He was equally as passionate about music and writing as he was sports. He loved to sing and was a part time minister of music at Gerard Baptist Church.

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