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Monday 06/29/2015
Gerald Eugene Scott
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 4:23 pm

On the morning of June 28, 2015, after battling the effects of diabetes and kidney failure, Gerald Eugene Scott went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ. At the time of his death, Gerald was surrounded by his loving family in his earthly home in Poetry, Texas.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Tiny Johnson Nickleberry Spencer
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 12:18 pm

First Smile- November 25, 1939

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Ida Marie Davis
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

Ida Marie Davis former First Lady of the Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, peacefully transitioned from time to eternity on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the home of her loving daughter.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Frances Faye Lang
Posted: June 17, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Frances Faye Lang, 79 of Terrell, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 in Rockwall, Texas.

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Friday 06/12/2015
Billy Jo West
Posted: June 12, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Billie Jo West, 81, of Mineola, TX passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Mineola, TX. She was born on Saturday, June 2, 1934 in Jackson, MS to the late Joe and Maida West.

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Avis Denise Martin
Posted: June 12, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Avis Denise Martin, 58 resident of Terrell, TX was a member of Chosen Generation C.O.G.I.C. Survivors: Husband, two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. Avis was preceded in death by her parents. Services scheduled for 11:00a.m.  Monday, June 15, 2015 at Chosen Generation Church, 2051 Griffith Road, Terrell, Texas with visitation held on Sunday June 14, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m at Thomas and Sons Funeral Home in Kaufman, Texas. Interment at Dallas Forth National Cemetery. 

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Tuesday 06/09/2015
Paul Leroy Blow Sr.
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Paul Leroy Blow Sr., 78, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2015. Paul was born on March 28, 1937 to Arthur and Helen Blow in Cedar Springs, Mich.

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Monday 06/08/2015
Netta Fay Earnheart Crow
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Netta Fay Earnheart Crow, 79, of Wills Point, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday June 4, 2015. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday June 11, 2015 at Turner Baptist Church of Wills Point.

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Friday 06/05/2015
Delene Plesant McTee Keys
Updated: June 05, 2015 - 10:16 am

Derlene Plesant McTee Keys, loving mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many, went to be with her Lord Wednesday June 3, 2015.

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Thursday 06/04/2015
John Henry McCasland
Posted: June 04, 2015 - 3:12 pm

John Henry McCasland, born on January 18, 1923, to Henry and Ola McCasland in Quinlan, Texas, was a great man who was the definition of personal integrity. He passed away on June 3, 2015. He demonstrated honesty, loyalty, responsibility, generosity, endurance, self-sacrifice, bravery, humility, and love. Upon meeting his 3 newly adopted great-grandchildren, he spoke to their mother, asking her to teach them to be kind.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Stanley Cech Jr.
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Stanley Cech, Jr., of Terrell, passed away surrounded by loving family on June 1, 2015.  Stanley was born Oct. 2, 1935 in Terrell to Stanley, Sr. and Annie (Babovec) Cech, both of whom preceded him in death along with his step-mother, Wilma Babovec Cech, sisters:  Ann Bradshaw, Martha Johnson, and infant grandsons, Taylor and Alexander Cech. 

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Monday 06/01/2015
Anne Wilhite
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 5:58 pm

Ann Wilhite passed away peacefully on May 31, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.  Ann was born in Bridgeport, Texas, on Sept. 22, 1942, to Ruben and Irene (Caraway) Lehmberg.

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Clifford Noel Taylor
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Clifford Noel Taylor, 68, of Terrell, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2015.  He was welcomed to Heaven by his parents, Clifford N. Taylor Sr. and Elsie Taylor, and his sister Billie Ann Pyle. 

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Friday 05/29/2015
Francis "Sonny" Groessel
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 10:37 am

Funeral services for Francis "Sonny" Groessel, Jr., 61, of Terrell, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Wills Point Church of Christ with Bro. Eugene Edens officiating. Interment will follow at Neill & Harris Cemetery in Terrell under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Thelma Smith
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Thelma R. Smith Hale, born June 12, 1943, passed in her sleep peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  A memorial service will be held by Pastor Steve Bishop at Ridin’ High Cowboy Church in Union Valley at 4:00pm, Saturday, May 30, 2015. 

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Loy Crow
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 10:47 am

Loy Crow was born on April 24, 1929 in Witt Springs, Arkansas to James and Rachel Crow. Loy passed away at his home in Kaufman, Texas on May 23, 2015. Loy married Barbara Louise Williams on June 7, 1954 in Elmo, Texas.

Funeral Services for Loy were held under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 10:00AM at the funeral home in Kaufman, Texas. Internment followed at Blackjack Cemetery in Kaufman, Texas.

Loy was a hard worker and one of the best welders of his day.  He was a welder by trade in Kaufman County but was also a “Jack of All trades”. Loy was always thought of as an honest and fair businessman throughout his life. 

Loy is survived by his wife Barbara Crow of Kaufman. Daughter: Mary Louise Crow of Kaufman. Brothers: Horace Crow of Fruitvale, Texas, Jerry Crow of Terrell, Texas, Herald Crow of Dallas, Texas, Lloyd Crow of Kaufman, Texas, Billy Ray Crow of Wortham, Texas. Sisters: Laverne McManus of Whitney, Texas; Betty Jo Pate of Kaufman, Texas; Melba Willis of Mesquite, Texas.  Grandchildren: Heather and Daniel Boswell, Christian and Jayden Fountain. Great-Grandchildren: Weston Boswell, Ava Kay Boswell, Maddy May Boswell. Loy was preceded in death by his Parents: James and Rachel Crow; Brothers: Willie Crow and James Leslie Crow; Sisters: Wilma Crow and Ethel Morrison. 

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Judy Turner
Posted: May 21, 2015 - 8:10 am

A funeral service for Judy Turner was held 10:00 am Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Goggans Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Martin officiating. Judy Turner, 68, of Terrell passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Kaufman. Burial followed at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell, Texas.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Dempsey Gene Altom
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 8:37 am

DEMPSEY GENE ALTOM
 August 23, 1953 - May 18, 2015

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Monday 05/18/2015
Mary "Frances" Flowers Bell
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 9:46 am

Mary “Frances” Flowers Bell, 87 of Terrell, Texas died peacefully in the arms of her family on Saturday, May 9, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm,  Tuesday May 26, 2015 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Terrell, Texas with Pastor Jon Curry of Grace Community Church of Archer City, Texas officiating.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Robert "Bob" Leighton Nicols
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 9:46 am

ARLINGTON -- Robert "Bob" Leighton Nichols, 88, died Friday, May 8, 2015. Service: A private burial will be held in Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, followed by a reception 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Arborlawn United Methodist Church.
 Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Bob requested that donations be sent to the Bobby Nichols, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o P.O. Box 1, Webb City, Mo., 64870.
 Bob was born June 24, 1926, in Amarillo, Texas to Marvin C. and Ethel N. Nichols. He grew up in Fort Worth and loved to visit his grandmother, Cora Curtis Nichols, in Denton with his older brother, Jim. When he was 16, Bob enrolled at Texas A&M University, where he earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering.
      

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Monday 05/11/2015
Charles Franklin Lowrie
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Charles Franklin Lowrie, Age 74, passed away May 10, 2015 after an extended illness. He  was born February 20, 1941 to Franklin Patrick and Rubye Gladys Wooldridge Lowrie  and he was a lifelong resident of Chisholm and Terrell as well as a  longtime member of Chisholm United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee, following in his parents’  footsteps.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Joe Eddie Smith
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Joe “Eddie” Smith of Terrell passed away May 7, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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Billy Ralph Wesson
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Billy “Bill” Ralph Wesson 1926-2015

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Hety Arlene (Simpson) Smith
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 11:14 am

Hetty Arlene (Simpson) Smith, of Terrell, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 6, 2015.  She was born March 13, 1933 in the Red Oak Community to William Carrell Simpson and Edna Calhoun Simpson and was greeted when she arrived in  Heaven by her beloved husband, A.D. Smith, her parents, W.C. and Edna Simpson, sister, Helen Louise Simpson and brother William Paul Simpson.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Doug Kirkpatrick
Posted: May 04, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Miami, OK - Doug Kirkpatrick, 60, of Miami, OK, and formerly of Mapleton, IA, died on Wed., April 29 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO, from injuries sustained from an encounter with rodeo bulls he was loading at the sale barn in Garnett, KS.

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Bridget Mosley
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:52 am

Bridget Mosley passed away peacefully at her home in Terrell, TX the morning of May 1, 2015. A rosary will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday May 7, 2015 with a visitation afterwards at 7:00 PM at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell, TX. The Funeral Mass will be Friday May 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church also in Terrell, TX with interment to follow at Oakland Memorial Park.

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Mattie Elizabeth Baker
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 8:07 am

Mattie Elizabeth Baker, 93, passed away May 2nd 2015. Born March 14 1922 in Terrell TX to Matthew and Helen Wallace, both of whom preceded her in death along with her brothers:  Matthew (June) Wallace, Edgar Wallace and Henry Wallace. Married to the late Lt Colonel Norman Baker. She worked as a homemaker and devoted mother. She was active in the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Terrell Garden Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Terrell TX. She is survived by sons Neal Baker, wife Laurie and Mark Baker; grandchildren: Kelli Boyd and Tony Blackbourn; great grandchildren: Carl, Jase,and Braelyn; sister, Mary Garvin; brother, William Wallace as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends. Services will be held on Tuesday May 5th at 10 o'clock at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Terrell TX. She will be buried next to the love of her life Norman at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell TX. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.andersonclaytonterrell.com

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Friday 05/01/2015
Diana Faye Reeves Green
Posted: May 01, 2015 - 8:22 am

A Celebration of Life was held for Diana Faye Reeves Green, 72; of Terrell on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Goggans Funeral Home. Diana passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Rockwall, Texas. Diana was born on March 13, 1943 to Leland and Georgia Reeves in Granite City, Illinois. She would meet and later marry Clarence "Bob" Green in 1964.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Charles Wayne Bryant
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Charles Wayne Bryant, 71, passed away  Monday, April 13, 2015 at his home in Wills Point. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Goggans Funeral Home.

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Mildred Jeanette Binns
Posted: April 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Mildred Jeanette Binns, 73, of Terrell, TX, passed away on April 22, 2015. “Millie”, as she was known by family and friends, was born on March 24, 1942 to William and Nettie Batts in Detroit, MI. Family was the top priority in her life and she loved each of them unconditionally. Her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart and they all called her “Mimi”.  Her signature phrase to them was “I love you high as the sky and deep as the ocean”. 

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Friday 04/24/2015
Robert Lee
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 8:35 am

Robert Lee, of Terrell, passed away April 17, 2015 peacefully surrounded by his loving family.  Robert was born July 24, 1948 in Terrell, Texas to Roy Rufus and Mildred Marie (Jobe) Lee, both of whom welcomed him to Heaven.  

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Monday 04/20/2015
John V. Blain
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 2:51 pm

John V. Blain, Jr., 86, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2015 in Kaufman. He was born to John Sr. and Geneva Blain on October 29, 1928 in Terrell, TX. John went to the University of Texas and received a degree in engineering. He honorably and proudly served his country in the Army for 33 years, receiving several accommodation medals.  He also worked as an engineer for Texas Department of Transportation of Kaufman and Dallas Counties for 45 years. One of his proudest accomplishments was when he became a licensed, professional surveyor. After retirement, he served as a consultant with Dean International. He was also Kaufman County’s representative on the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Council and sat on the technical advisory committee for over 20 years.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Marian Jordan Shumpert
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Marian Jordan Shumpert, of Terrell, passed away April 16, 2015 surrounded by loving family.  Marian was born Oct. 8, 1921 in Oklahoma to Richard and Willie Jordan, both of whom preceded her in death along with her beloved husband, Lewis Shumpert, brothers:  Fred Jordan and Frank Jordan and sister, Eddie Jean McNew.

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Bedford Burwell
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 11:10 am

Bedford Burwell was born on July 2, 1942 to Walter and Canna Burwell. He passed away on April 15, 2015.

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Mrs. Stanley Ballard, Sr. (Ruth)
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 10:58 am

Mrs. Stanley Ballard, Sr., (Ruth) longtime resident of Terrell, passed away April 14, 2015. Ruth was born October 1, 1921 in Lawrence, TX to Theodore Dock and Mattie Elizabeth (Wright) Mirick.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Benjamin Alexander Bowling
Posted: April 08, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Benjamin Alexander Bowling, beloved son, brother, family member and friend to many, went on a new adventure Saturday, April 4, 2015.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Sidney Lewis Greenwell
Updated: April 01, 2015 - 10:32 am

Sidney Lewis Greenwell, 82, passed away Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at a local hospital with his family by his side after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Velma Hudson
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Velma Hudson departed this life Wednesday, March 25,  2015 at Medical Center Hospital, McKinney, Texas. Public viewing is from 3-5 PM Sunday, March 29th and funeral services are 11:00 Monday at Lone Star Baptist Church. All services have been entrusted to the DuBose Funeral Home.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Jennie Sue Willis
Posted: March 23, 2015 - 4:21 pm

Funeral Service for Mrs. Jennie Sue Willis will be held on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 321 Frank St Terrell, Texas 75160. Public Viewing will be from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 pm and wake from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Davis Funeral Home, 200 E. Grove St, Terrell, Texas 75160.

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Friday 03/20/2015
June Bostick Foster
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 2:07 pm

June Bostick Foster, wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on March 19, 2015.

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Monday 03/16/2015
Joseph J. Allen
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 10:29 am

Joseph J Allen, 73, of Royse City passed away on March 13, 2015.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Sherman. There will be a visitation on Monday from 10 am – 12 pm at Lynch Funeral Service in Greenville.

Joseph was born on June 12, 1941 in Terrell, TX to TJ & Beatral Allen.

After the passing of TJ Allen, Beatral remarried James Richardson. James Richardson proudly raised Joseph as his son.

He is survived by his sons, Christopher Allen and wife Laura of Katy, TX and Gregory Allen and wife Melissa of Royse City, TX; one brother, Teddy Allen and wife Margie of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Emily Allen, Abigail Allen, Zachary Allen, Gabriel Allen and Aeron Sandeford and one great-grandchild, London Sandeford.

Joseph is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Mickey Allen.

Please visit www.lynchfuneralservice.com to leave online condolences.

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Lesia Gail Thornton
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 8:45 am

Lesia Gail (Baker) Thornton, 46, of Terrell, TX passed away on March 12, 2015. Lesia was born on February 21, 1969 to Bobby Joe and Ida Mildred Baker in Terrell. She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a truly kind and loving person. After 5 years of courtship, Lesia married Augustus Thornton on September 2, 2005, sharing 14 years of their lives with each other. Lesia spent her happiest days as 'G-ma' for her grandson Braun and surrounded by her family, friends, and dogs. Those who have preceded her are grandparents Thomas and Lillie Mae Baker and Elmer and Dorothy Brand. Those remaining who cherish her memory are: husband Augustus; parents Bobby and Ida Baker; sons Brandon Potter and wife Lauren and Steven Potter and partner Cason; grandson Braun Potter; brother Bobby Baker; sisters Brenda Sanders and husband Christopher and Patricia White and husband Robert; nephews and nieces: Dylan Baker, Brittany Baker, Kayla Goode, Marrisa Baker, Dalton Brown, Cortney Sanders, Caitlin Sanders, and a great-nephew Preston Buccafurno who will all miss her dearly. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, from 6-8 in the chapel at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. The family will celebrate the life of Lesia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the funeral home at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Oakland Memorial Park.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Elden Helmuth Woytek
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Elden Helmuth Woytek, 89, passed away at his home in Terrell on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Elden was born on July 25, 1925 to Emil and Matilda Katherine Woytek in Lavaca County Texas. Elden would work as a papermaker for over thirty-five years with Champion Industries before retiring. After retiring he moved to Lake Livingston where he pursued his passions, fishing and gardening. He moved to Terrell in 1989 to be closer to his daughter, he was well known by everyone he met as Paw Paw. Anyone who passed the corner of First and Main was familiar with his beautiful yard work and if they lingered long they would be going home with bags of his famous vegetables.

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Anna louise Rutherford
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 9:34 am

Anna Louise Rutherford died on March 12, 2015 at age of 108. She was born November 18, 1906 in Terrell, Texas where she lived with her parents Walter P. Allen and America Peyroux Cartwright Allen through high school.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Eva Renfro
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 10:36 am

Eva Renfro, of Terrell, passed away March 10, 2015 in Mesquite.  Eva was born May 25, 1943 in Upsur County, TX to Arthur and Edith (Brooks) Henderson, both of whom preceded her in death along with her siblings:  Jeanie, Loyce, Pauline, Edna, Roy, L.T. and Doc.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Julie May Samples
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 8:28 am

Julie May Samples, of Elmo, passed away peacefully at her home on March 5, 2015.  Julie was born in Dallas to Joe Aaron and Edna May Toland.  Her mother preceded her in death along with her brothers, Clint and Wendell Toland and sister Nancy Heights. 

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Friday 03/06/2015
Mary Evelyn Allen
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 3:47 pm

Mary Evelyn Allen, of Terrell, passed away March 4, 2015 in Tyler.  She was born October 4, 1924 in Terrell to Tobie and Mollie (Taylor) Carroll both of whom preceded her in death along with her husband, Ernest Allen, Jr. and her son, Ernest Allen, III.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
Carolyn Zajic Perry
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Carolyn Zajic Perry, 76, beloved mother of Randy Zajic, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 3rd, 2015. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Terrell, and worked as a hairdresser in the area for many years before retiring in 1980. She was a great blessing to all her family and the imprint of her love and devotion will live on in our hearts forever. All who knew her loved her. She will be remembered for the beautiful light of all she was and for her incredible funny sense of humor that would linger on long after she had gone.

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Kenneth Burns
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Kenneth Burns, of Terrell, passed away March 3, 2015 in Dallas, TX.  He was born Oct. 1, 1947 in Dallas to William H. and Nannie (Pannell) Burns.  He was preceded in death by his father. 

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Curtis Robinson
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 11:13 am

Funeral Service for Mr. Curtis Robinson will be held on Saturday March 7th at 11:00 am at Davis Funeral Home Chapel 200 E. Grove St. Terrell, Texas (972) 524-1146 and visitation will be from 12 Noon to 6 pm on Friday at Davis Funeral Home.

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