Obituaries

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21
Sep

Denith Heddins

Denith Heddins

1926-2017

Services for Denith Fay Heddins, 90, of Edgewood, were held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, with Dr. Mark Moore and Bro. Carlton Young officiating. 

Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park.

Mrs. Heddins passed away Sept. 13, 2017 in Wills Point.  She was born Sept.30, 1926, in Wills Point to Walter Heddis and Lula Elizabeth Jackson McEnturff. 

She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church and the Teachers Retirement System. 

She enjoyed cooking, working in her garden, spending time with her family and going out to eat, especially to the Dairy Palace.  She retired as the head cook for Edgewood ISD after 27 years of service.  She had been a resident at Crestwood for the past six and a half years. 

Thu
21
Sep

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.

Thu
21
Sep

Bobbie Louise Oakley

Bobbie Louise Oakley

1924-2017

Graveside services for Bobbie Louise Oakley, 92, of Wills Point, were held Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton with Bro. Jerry Truett officiating.

Mrs. Oakley passed away Sept. 15, 2017, in Wills Point.

She was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Aledo to John Walter Hopkins and Madge Lille Newbrough.

She was raised in Wills Point where she graduated high school.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; daughter, Susan Kimbrew and husband, Virbil.

Survivors include her son, John Kimbrew and wife, Sandie; daughter, Juliette Kimbrew; grandson, Jerome Kimbrew and wife, Jennifer; and great-grandson, Jessie Kimbrew.

 

 

Thu
21
Sep

Billy Zink Robertson

Billy Zink Robertson

1937-2017

Funeral services for Billy Zink Robertson, 80, of Wills Point, were held Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with the Rev. Don Tisdale officiating. 

Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood.

Mr. Robertson passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Lake Tawakoni. 

He was born Feb. 17, 1937, in Edgewood to John Thelo Robertson Sr. and Denneth Christine Zink Robertson. 

He was raised in Edgewood and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1956. He married Dawn Stout Aug. 23, 1959, in the Small Community, north of Edgewood.

He was formerly employed by the City Barber Shop in Terrell and later owned and operated Billy’s Barber Shop in Wills Point for many years, retiring in 2004. 

Thu
21
Sep

Barbara Thomas

Barbara Thomas

1946-2017

 

Services for Barbara Jane Thomas, 71, of Grand Saline, were held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at First United Methodist Church with Bro. David Yarbrough officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.

Interment was in Hoover Cemetery, Big Sandy.

Mrs. Thomas passed away Sept. 17, 2017, in Tyler.  She was born Jan. 21, 1946 in Lubbock to Andrew Herbert and Mandy Irene McCandless Osborn.

She owned/operated Barbara’s Beauty Shop in Grand Saline.  She was a Christian wife, mother, grandmother and friend. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mandy Irene Osborn; father, Andrew Herbert Osborn; brothers, Billy Osborn, Russell Osborn and Junior Osborn; and sister, Kenila Youngblood.

Thu
14
Sep

Sherrell A. Green

Sherrell A. Green

1944-2017

Funeral services for Sherrell A. Green, 73, Martin’s Mill, were held Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Bill Slayton and Bro. James Nickell officiating. Internment followed at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

 

Mr. Green passed away Sept. 8, 2017, in Tyler of natural causes. He was born on Jan. 11, 1944, in Wills Point to Angus Leon Green and Birdie Smithart Green.

 

He was a minister, a talented carpenter and cook, a man who loved the outdoors and life in the country. He was also a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He was always very active until he became ill with Parkinson’s disease.

 

Having been orphaned at a young age and raised in less than ideal circumstances, he was fiercely protective of his own family.

 

Thu
14
Sep

Phyllis Janell Aldridge

Phyllis Janell Aldridge

1946-2017

 

Services for Phyllis Janell Aldridge, 70, of Martins Mill, were held Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Parker officiating. Interment followed at Haven of Memories in Canton.

 

Mrs. Aldridge passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at her home in Martins Mill. She was born Dec. 23, 1946, in Athens to G.A. Daniel and Jonnie Geneva Janes.

 

She grew up in Dallas and graduated from Samuels High School. She married Albert Aldridge June 20, 1964.

 

She attended Henderson County Community College before receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from UT Tyler.The Aldridges lived in Van for over 20 years before retiring to Martins Mill.

 

Thu
14
Sep

Kimberly Nail

Kimberly Nail

1962-2017

Visitation for Kimberly Nail, 55, of Van, was held Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline. Ms. Nail passed away Sept. 11, 2017.

 

She was born Jan. 10, 1962, in Dallas to C. D. and Dorothy Lee Hall Nail. She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Loretta Strickland and Brenda Holt; and brother, Rodney Nail.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Jaime Lee Nail of Van; three brothers, Danny Nail and wife, Brenda, of Mesquite, Clayton Nail and wife, Sherri, of Cleveland and Paul Nail of Van; two sisters, Ruth Lunsford and husband, Buddy, of Grand Saline and Dorothy Perkins of Dallas; and two grandchildren, Olivia Nail and Curtis Ward.

Thu
14
Sep

Juanita Simmons

Juanita Simmons

1926-2017

Funeral services for Juanita Simmons, 91, of Edgewood, were held Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Edgewood.  Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Simmons passed away Sept. 12, 2017, in Corsicana.

 

Thu
14
Sep

Jerry Wayne White

Jerry Wayne White

 

1944-2017

 

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne White, 72, of Wills Point, were held Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brennon Ewen officiating.  Interment followed at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton. Mr. White passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Athens.

 

He was born on Nov. 20, 1944, in Frederick, Okla. to Lloyd White and Evalee Avery White.  He was raised in Frederick where he attended public school.  He moved to Wills Point in 1979. He married Jo Ann Adams Aug. 23, 1983.

 

He was formerly employed by Pike Construction, Hemphill Construction and was a self-employed carpenter in Wills Point.  He enjoyed making things with his hands and collecting “treasures”.  He was of the Baptist faith.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Evalee White; wife, Jo Ann White, on August 17, 2010; son, Jody White; two brothers and two sisters.

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