Obituaries

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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.

Thu
14
Sep

Dr. Charles Russell Galloway

Dr. Charles Russell Galloway

 

1936-2017

 

Funeral services for Dr. Charles “Doc” Galloway, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at International Outreach Church under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Burial followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point.  Dr. Galloway passed away Sept. 9, 2017, in Tyler.

 

He was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Canton to the late Russell and Romilda Johnson Galloway. He lived in Canton during his early years and moved to Wills Point in the second grade.

 

He graduated from Wills Point High School as Valedictorian. He attended Texas Christian University, East Texas State University and graduated from University of Texas College of Dentistry.

 

He married Kay Kethan in 1977, in Las Vegas and they were married for 30 years.

 

Thu
07
Sep

Roger Britton

 

Roger Britton

1924-2017

 

Funeral services for Roger Britton, 93, of Edgewood, were held Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the Edgewood Church of Christ with Mr. Larry DeLong and Mr. Ken Maddox officiating.

 Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. 

Mr. Britton passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in Grand Saline.

He was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Edgewood to Tom Dewitt Britton and Daisy Cynthia Mullins Britton.  He was raised in Edgewood and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1942 as valedictorian.  He married Louise Smith Jan. 22, 1949, in Wills Point.

Thu
07
Sep

Peggy Stowe McManigle

Peggy Stowe McManigle

1937-2017

A gathering of family and friends for Peggy Stowe McManigle, 79, of Wills Point, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept.13, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

 Mrs. McManigle passed away Sept. 1, 2017.

She was born in Sweetwater, Sept. 9, 1937.  She moved to Dallas and attended Forest High School and graduated in 1955.

She married Roland Ray McManigle in August 1964, in Dallas.  She was a wonderful mother who was loved by many and her home was always open.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roland Ray McManigle; her mother, Katy O’Dell Stowe Pruitt; and daughter, Donna Kay Swanson.

She is survived by her daughters, Staci Re’ McManigle and Shawn Rea McManigle Miller; son-in-law, Robert Franklin Miller Jr (Bobby); and her identical twin grandsons, Alexander Chance Miller and Ashton Win Miller.

We will miss her and love her always.

Thu
07
Sep

Margaret Evelyn Stuart

Margaret Evelyn Stuart

1938-2017

Funeral services for Margaret Evelyn Stuart, 79, of Wills Point, were held Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Mrs. Stuart passed away Aug. 29, 2017.

Thu
07
Sep

Leon Lyons

Leon Lyons

1947-2017

Funeral services for Leon Lyons, 70, Wills Point, were held Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Cunigan officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Wills Point under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

Mr. Lyons passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Dallas.

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. 

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