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Thursday 02/11/2016
Walter Herschel Chadick
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 8:51 am

Surrounded by his loving family, Walter Herschel Chadick, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 5, 2016, his grandson Parker Chadick’s birthday, who was there to greet him.

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Friday 02/05/2016
Clara Jo Clayton
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 7:23 am

Clara Jo Clayton, 95, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Clara Jo was born to Glen and Irene Ables on May 2, 1920 in Terrell, TX.  Jo was married to the love of her life, Bill Clayton, for 41 years. Jo worked hard through her life for Southwestern Bell, several years at the American National Bank and 25 years at the funeral home serving the families of Terrell. She had an upbeat personality and loved to laugh. Jo had a passion for all sports.  She played basketball in high school and college and as she got older continued to keep up with her favorite teams. She could also be seen reading a book or sitting at her table drinking a cup of coffee and working through crossword puzzles.  She would say she knew how her day would go depending on the crossword puzzle she was working on. She was a great cook and was well known for her rum cakes. Nanny’s greatest blessings were her grandkids and loved them with all of her heart. Jo was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Terrell, TX. Jo was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three sisters, one brother and her grandson, Brad Barrow. Those left to cherish her memories are: children Ann Barrow and husband JW and Andy Clayton and wife Doris; grandchildren Kyle Barrow, Emily Clayton, Alex Clayton and Lesley Clayton; her great grandchildren Haley Barrow, Taylor Barrow and Rhiannon Clayton; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends who will miss her dearly. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff and residents of the Colonial Lodge Assisted Living Center. Condolences can be left atwww.AndersonClaytonTerrell.com.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Jimmy Thell Sheppard
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Jimmy Thell Sheppard, of Terrell, passed away Jan. 30, 2016 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born July 17, 1934 in Hillsboro, Texas to James Sanford and Eva Blanch Odom Sheppard.  His parents welcomed him into Heaven along with his two sisters, Letha Joyce Green, Jenna Lee Boswell, former wife, Pansy Jean and one son, Steven Wade Doss. Jimmy started a long life of 80 some years by dropping out of school at the age of 15.  He was the first employee of the Dilly Boat Trailer Co. of Lancaster, TX and then worked for Timberlawn Hospital of Dallas.  In 1952, when he was 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the USS Tawakoni for three and a half years.  Receiving and honorable discharge in 1955, Jimmy started as a carrier in the grocery business after which he became a meat cutter for 41 years. He also owned and operated Jim’s Awning Co. for 29 years.  He loved to buy and sell cars and he successfully sold 100 of them.  In 1955, he married Pansy Jean Turney who gave him three children, Darlene, Jimmy, Jr., and Debra and Pansy passed away in 1964.  Jimmy surrendered to the call of the Lord and entered the ministry in 1961, was ordained in 1964 and during his 54 years of ministry, he pastored 8 churches:  three of them for two times as well as one mission.  God gave Jimmy his childhood sweetheart back to him on Oct. 10, 1964, Jo Ann Doss, and with her came the honor of being a father to two more sons, Wesley and Steve.  Jimmy and Jo Ann raised the five children from whom came 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and they were married for 51 great years. He was a proud 20 year member of the American Legion Post #162 where he served as chaplain for 16 years.  He also worked at Goggans Funeral Home for 16 years and as Recruiter and Ombudsman for North Central TX Aria Agency on Aging for 17 years.  In July, 2015, Bro. Jimmy retired from pastoring due to health reasons at the age of 81.  A man who served his Lord, loved his family and honored his friendships, Bro. Jimmy will be truly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at 10:00am, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at First Missionary Baptist Church followed by interment at Oakland Memorial Park.  The family received friends 6-8pm, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations.  Stories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.maxslaytonfunerals.com.

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Willie Leonard Fowlks
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 11:29 am

Willie Leonard Fowlks was born in Terrell, Texas on January 20, 1935. He was the third of six children born to the late Essex Fowlks III and Miller Bryant Fowlks. Both parents and youngest brother, Charles, preceded him in death.    At an early age, Willie joined Mount Olive Baptist Church, sang in the choir and participated in various youth programs. Willie was educated in the Terrell Independent School District (Burnett Elementary, Junior High and High School) where he played a trombone in the band and joined some of the campus organizations.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Mildred Bradfield
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 12:37 pm

Mildred Bradfield was The First Lady of Full Gospel Greater Deliverance Church of Terrell, TX and also a Missionary and Secretary for The Heralds of Jericho Lodge of Terrell, TX she passed on Saturday January 30th, Service was held on Saturday February 6th at 2:30pm Allen G. Madison St-Mark M.B.C 4536 Philip St Dallas Texas Burial will be Monday February 8th 10:00am DFW National Cemetery. Evergreen Funeral Home Terrell, Texas

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Monday 02/01/2016
Sylvia Smith
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Sylvia Smith, 83, of Terrell passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at her residence. Memorial service will be 2:00pm Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 6:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, February 5, at Goggans Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell.

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Jean Ann White
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 11:34 am

Jean Ann White, 69, passed away at her home in Del Rio, Texas on January 29, 2016.  She was born October 13, 1946 in International Falls, MN. She is survived by her husband Clifton Micheal White; sons: Clinton Alexander White (Jennifer) of Hattiesburg, MS and Kevin Wayne White (Heidi) of Okati, S.C.; sisters: Anita Lucille Coy of Oregon and Teressa Spears of Lubbock, TX. Jean was preceded in death by a daughter: Elizabeth Ann White.  Chapel service will be on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:00P.M at G. W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home with Jim Wilson officiating. Interment will be at Campground Cemetery in Terrell, Texas on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:00A.M.  Funeral arrangements with G. W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home, of Del Rio LTD, 114 Fletcher Drive, Del Rio, Texas.  78840   Ph: 830.775.2000

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Billy Ray Jones
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 2:58 pm

Billy Ray Jones was born on February 25, 1950 in Amarillo, Texas to Willie Bob and Lula Oleta Jones. Billy passed away at his home in Kaufman, Texas on December 28, 2015. Billy married Carolyn Pollard on February 2, 1980 in Dallas, Texas. They had a loving marriage that lasted over 37 years.  Billy was a considered to be a jack of all trades by all of those that loved and knew Billy. Billy loved fishing and the outdoors. But even more Billy loved his wife and his family. He was a devoted man to both family and God. He was a Christian man that put his faith in Christ. Billy is survived by his wife Carolyn Jones of Kaufman, Sons: Scotty Jones and wife Elizabeth of Hazlet, Texas, Allen Scully and wife Becky of West Tawakoni, Texas, David Kelly and wife Bridgett of Kaufman, Texas, Daughters: Sharon Scully of Kaufman, Texas, Theresa Smith and husband Brad of Waco, Texas, Suzanne Marie Feltis and husband Michael of Kaufman, Texas, Brother: Johnny Jones and wife Maxine of Lewisville, Texas, Sister: Gloria Criswell of Wilburton, Texas. 14 Grandchildren and 9 great-Grandchildren. Memorial Services were held December 31, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home, with Bro. Pat Cooper officiating.

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Monday 01/25/2016
Wanda F. Blatney
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 12:01 pm

Wanda F. Blatney, 82, of Rowlett passed away Monday January 18 in Wylie, Texas. Memorial service will be 1:00pm Friday, January 29, 2016 at Goggans Funeral Home Chapel in Terrell.

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Friday 01/22/2016
Octavia Gonzalez
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 7:54 am

Octavia Gonzalez “Vita”, 76, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on January 21, 2016 in Terrell, Texas. She was born in El Remolino Mexico on September 16, 1939 to Maximiano Reyes and Maria Altamirano. In 1955, Octavita married Tomas Gonzalez, and spent 50 wonderful years together. From that union came 9 children. Vita was an avid gardener and always looking forward to the spring time so she can get all new flowers for her garden, her dedication to her garden and flowers helped her win the ‘yard of the month’ award. While spending time outside and gardening she liked to be around her cats. When Vita was not gardening she loved being with her family, always wanting to surround herself with her grandchildren, and putting them before herself. They enjoyed coming together every year to cook tamales and spend time together. Her family will always remember her by her love for flowers, her amazing cooking and the way she always wanted her house nice and clean. Octavia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sons, Everardo and Tomasito, and a grandson, Juanito Gonzalez. She is survived by her children: Armando and wife Fay of Terrell, Texas, Juan and ex Evelia Gonzalez of Terrell, Texas, Jorge and wife Maria of Terrell, Texas, Hector and wife Maribel of Terrell, Texas, Eduardo of Terrell, Texas; her two daughters, Luz Maria Galindo and husband Ramiro of Eagle Pass, and Isabel Castaneda and husband Javier of Terrell Texas, and her daughter in law, Edna Gonzalez of Mabank, her brothers; Pedro Reyes, of Mexico, Maximiano Reyes of Mexico, Jesus Reyes of Houston, and Polo Reyes of Houston, and her sisters; Josefa Martinez of Houston, Morayma Cardona of Mexico, and  Rosa Amelia Delgado of Mexico. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, two on the way and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. A gathering for family and friends will be held at 6p.m. on Sunday January 24, 2015 at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral home in Terrell, Texas with a rosary at 7p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10a.m. on Monday January 25, 2015 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell, Texas. A burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, Texas. Condolences can be left at www.AndersonClaytonTerrell.com.

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Monday 01/18/2016
Mary Sutton
Updated: January 18, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Mary Sutton, of Terrell, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2016 surrounded by her family.
She was born in McGehee, AR on Aug. 30, 1940 to J.D. and Ruth (Pace) Prince.  She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, sister, Sandra Kay Daniels, and grandson, Shawn Stone.   A woman of many  abilities, Mary worked after completing high school at the Wells-Lamont Glove Factory after which she moved to the North Texas area and started working in the construction business. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and family gatherings were her favorite way to spend time.  Mary also enjoyed tending and growing her roses, caring for her cherished dogs and her beloved horse, Champ.  She also made sure to let each of her family and friends know every day how much she loved and cared for them. 
Mary leaves to cherish her legacy her husband, Charles Anderson of Terrell; children:  Jackie Cullens (Brenda Rowson) of Riverside, TX, Ruth Benson (Randy) of Seagoville, Jerry Sutton (Vicki) of Warner Robins, GA; grandchildren:  Samantha Werner (Philip), Taylor and Lauren Sutton, Lee Stone (Jennifer); great granddaughter, Alyssa Werner; siblings:  Leona Gill, Linda Fenner and Jerry Donald Prince as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends. 
A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends beginning at 10:00am to service time.  In honor of Mary’s love for animals, memorials may be made to the SPCA of Dallas at www.adoptapet.com. Memories and stories may be shared with the family atwww.maxslaytonfunerals.com

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Friday 01/15/2016
Martha Shumpert
Posted: January 15, 2016 - 2:17 pm

Martha Shumpert of Terrell passed away peacefully on January 14, 2016. She was born on September 10, 1930 in Hiram, TX to Eugene and Dealia Woodall. After retiring from Southwestern Bell, Martha spent her days reading, gardening and quilting with her friends. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Billy Shumpert and son-in-law Ernie Clark. She is survived by her children Robert Shumpert, Debbie Shumpert-Clark, and grandson, David Clark; siblings, Nita Rice, Ramona Tucker, Myrna Lawson, Juanda Woodall, Charlott Lawrence, Larry Woodall, Darrell Brunson and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on January 18, 2016 at Oakland Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home and you can visit the website www.andersonclaytonterrell.com and leave condolences.

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Monday 01/11/2016
Debbie Weaver
Posted: January 11, 2016 - 3:41 pm

Debbie Weaver of Newsome, Tx., died on Thursday 12/24/15 at Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler,Tx., of respiratory failure. She was born on 7/14/45 in Terrell,Tx. She was survived by her husband Jimmy Weaver, son Kevin Weaver, and two grandsons, Jaden and Jason Weaver of Plano, Tx., a sister Ramona and husband Don Allen of Bedias, Tx. She has five cousins in Terrell, Tx. Jimmy and Debbie moved to Newsome,Tx. in 2000 where they were  in business for themselves. They were married for 49 years and she will be missed by many. Into God's hands may you go.

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Dorothy Myre Elizabeth Dozier
Updated: January 11, 2016 - 10:43 am

Dorothy Myre Elizabeth Dozier of McKinney, Texas passed away January 6, 2016 at the age of 84.  She was born January 16, 1931 to Willie Cornelius “Neely” and Julia Mae (Fountain) Blasius in Kaufman County, Texas.  Dorothy graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Art History from Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She married Donald Dozier December 1, 1951 at First United Methodist Church in Terrell, Texas.  Dorothy owned her own interior design business.  She was a talented interior designer and a well-known artist.  She was a member of the Crafters Guild of Chestnut Square and was a member of First United Methodist Church of McKinney.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
Wilma Coffman Higginbotham Hunt
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 9:36 am

A Celebration of Life for Wilma Coffman Higginbotham Hunt, 80, of Longview will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2016, at the Longview Missionary Baptist Church, 800 E. Loop 281. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2015, at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell. Mrs. Hunt passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
Louis Lynn Brown
Updated: January 05, 2016 - 12:41 pm

Louis Lynn Brown was born March 11, 1924 in Houston, TX to Reuben and Jewel Brown.  He went to be with the Lord at 6:00 a.m., Monday, January 4, 2016. 

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Monday 01/04/2016
Freddie Louise Cameron
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Freddie Louise Cameron, 80, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Terrell, TX. She was born to Henry Edgar and Silva Hall Gilliam on December 9, 1952.  Left to cherish her memory is her 4 children: Linda Gail Miller and husband Charlie, Reeba Cameron, Anna Thomas and Ronnie Cameron and wife Haengcha; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchildren. Family will celebrate the life of Freddie at 1:00pm Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in the Blue Ridge Cemetery.  For furhter information and to leave condolences please visit www.andersonclaytonterrell.com.

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Maurice Rasbury
Updated: January 04, 2016 - 3:20 pm

Maurice Rasbury, formerly of Terrell, passed away Jan. 2, 2016 in Arlington.  Maurice was born Sept. 9, 1948 in Terrell. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilford Maurice Rasbury,  step-father, Charles Meeks, grandparents, four uncles and two aunts. 

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Jimmie Anne Barber
Updated: January 04, 2016 - 3:19 pm

Jimmie Anne Barber, 79, was called home to be with the Lord on January 1, 2016. Jimmie was born on October 27, 1936 in Kaufman,Texas to Wenonah and Bill Wilson.  Jimmie graduated from Crandall High School as the salutatorian of her class in 1955.  Jimmie then went on to work for Colonial Hospital for 10 years and Dr. Wayne Fieldsmith’s Dentist Office for 20 years.    

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Elmer Loyd "Ray" Brown
Updated: January 04, 2016 - 2:46 pm

Elmer Loyd “Ray” Brown, Jr., of Terrell, passed away January 1, 2016.  Ray was born Jan. 11, 1934 in Greenville, Texas to Elmer Loyd, Sr. and Mable (Mitchell) Brown, both of whom preceded him in death.  Ray was raised in the Church of Christ and was a true servant of the Lord.  He was dedicated to serving others and he enlisted in the US Army and then National Guard where he served honorably for 22 years until retiring.  He served in both Korea and Vietnam and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. 

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Wednesday 12/30/2015
June Eloise Torp-Pedersen
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 1:43 pm

June Eloise Torp-Pedersen entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 29, 2015.  She was 85 years old.  June was born on May 30, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Denman and Mildred (Healey) Bemus.  She graduated from Los Angeles City High School and went on to attend Los Angeles City College Merchandising Institute.  In 1950, June married Emil Torp-Pedersen and raised three sons; Kim (Ann) Torp-Pedersen of Bellevue, Washington, Drake (Barb) Torp-Pedersen of Terrell, Texas, and Christian (Debra) Torp-Pedersen of Spring Hill, Tennessee.

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Katie Delorse LeMay
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 11:32 am

Katie Delorse LeMay passed away peacefully on December 29, 2015. She was born in Ranger, Texas on September 23, 1926 to Enoch and Zelda Kimbrough. Katie loved her family and spent most of her time with them. As a nurse she helped many people in Terrell, she took care of those who could not take care of themselves. Everywhere she went people recognized her friendly face,  in neighboring towns and many counties over. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, William Bryan 'Bill' LeMay, her parents, three brothers and one sister. Those left to cherish her memories are her son William R. LeMay; brother Duane Weatherford; grandsons Bryan Ray LeMay and Stephen Charles LeMay; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of friends of family for Katie will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, January 2, 2016,at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell, Texas. A graveside will be held after at 2:00 pm at Oakland Cemetery in Terrell, Texas. Condolences can be left at AndersonClaytonTerrell.com.

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Addie Vodene Graham Winton
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 9:56 am

Addie Vodene Graham Winton, born September 11, 1928 in Tyler, Texas to Vitle V.  “Doc” and Viola Gladys Graham, wished her Lord a Happy Birthday in person when she arrived in Heaven on December 24th, 2015. Vodene as she was known by most, married Orban William Winton Sr. on September 21, 1951. To their union was born two sons, Orban William Winton Jr. and George Steven Winton. Vodene worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone as an operator in Tyler and in Terrell. She retired from Terrell ISD in 1990 after 17 years where she worked as a nurse’s aide. Vodene was an active and proud member of the College Mound United Methodist Women and the Oak Ridge Quilters. She was a skilled seamstress and quilter. Her children and grandchildren would say she was the best mother, grandmother and great grandmother! She was extremely proud of her boys and their families. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband and love of her life for 62 years, Orban Winton Sr., her brother, Leon Graham, sister Melba Talley, sister-in-law, Marguarite Winton Howie, and brother-in-law, Grady Sanders Sr. Those left to cherish her memory are son, Orban Winton Jr. and wife, Pam, of Socorro, NM, son, George Winton and wife Jackie, of Wills Point, Texas; grandson, Kurt Winton, of Socorro, NM; grandson, Craig Winton, and wife Meredith, of Lemon Grove, CA; grandson, Brad Winton of Kufstein, Austria; granddaughter, Bobbi Mees, and husband, Dennis, of Weatherford, Texas; granddaughter, Katie Sluder, and husband Lonnie, of Forney, Texas; great grandsons Nolan and Eli Winton,of Lemon Grove, CA; great grandson, Graham Mees, of Weatherford, Texas; and great grandsons, Claiten and Preston Sluder, of Forney, Texas; brother, Jimmy Graham of Tyler, Texas; sister-in-law, Frances Graham of Tyler, Texas; sister-in-law, Thelma Sanders, of Halletsville, Texas; sister-in-law Maxine Tankersley of Terrell, Texas; brother-in-law, Jack Tankersley, of Terrell,Texas; brother-in-law, Homer Winton, Terrell, Texas and many nieces, nephews and caring friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Vodene’s memory to the College Mound UMC, of Terrell, Texas. The family wishes to thank the Crestwood of Wills Point Alzheimers Unit and all who cared so sweetly for Vodene as well as Cornerstone Hospice Car, LLC.

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Tuesday 12/29/2015
Mary Ellen Mayfield Traylor
Updated: December 29, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Mary Ellen Mayfield Traylor age 88 years, passed away December 27, 2015 in Terrell. Mary was born 16, October 1927 at Jacksonville, Cherokee County, TX, the daughter of James Delbert and Elsie Searcy Mayfield. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband C.W. (Dub) Traylor, infant son Joe Walter (Jody) Traylor and brother James Arlon Mayfield. She is survived by her son Rick and his wife Sandy Hopkins Traylor of Plano, daughter Suzanne Chance of Terrell, and grandsons Cash and his wife Elaine Schoka Traylor of Plano, Toby and his wife Sheryl Martin Traylor of Austin and Cody Chance. Also the special joys of her life, four great grandchildren: Brody and Clara (C.J.) Traylor and Grace and Julia Traylor. Mary and her late husband had owned and operated Traylor Furniture in Terrell many years.

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Monday 12/28/2015
Margaret "Peggy" Lumpkin
Posted: December 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Margaret "Peggy" Lumpkin was born September 15, 1920, and died peacefully in hospice care at Colonial Lodge Assisted Living, Terrell, on December 27, 2015. Born in Hearne, Texas, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music and math from the University of Texas. There she met her future husband, Joseph Howard "Tony" Lumpkin. She and Tony established a home in Richardson, Texas, and were married until his death in 1996. Aside from a brief period in real estate, she embraced the role of homemaker and mother for most of her young adult life. 

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Wednesday 12/23/2015
Travis Dudley
Posted: December 23, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Travis Dudley born in Terrell on Nov.20, 1929 passed away peacefully Mon. night Dec. 21. He was a long time member of First United Methodist Church. Services will be at the church Dec. 29 @ 10:30.

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Monday 12/07/2015
Nadine Clonts
Posted: December 07, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Age 94, of Mesquite, TX, died on December 4, 2015.  Funeral Arrangements in the care of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home – Waxahachie.

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Jeanette Vincent
Posted: December 07, 2015 - 3:28 pm

A graveside service was held for Jeanette Vincent, 96, on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Terrell, Texas under the direction of Goggans Funeral Home. Jeanette passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Jeanette was born on July 2, 1919 to John Phillip and Marie Morris in Birmingham, Alabama. She would marry Francis Marion Vincent  in Birmingham in 1938.

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Rayford Harwell
Updated: December 07, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Rayford Harwell, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and Terrell icon passed away peacefully December 6, 2015 surrounded by his family.  Rayford was born September 11, 1943 in Terrell to Jim and Lola (Stephens) Harwell, both of whom preceded him in death along with his brother, Dennis Harwell and wife, Libby; sister-in-law, Patsy Harwell, brothers-in-law, Lumpy Taylor, David Cox, Oscar Taylor, and Yonne Lyon; parents-in-law, Jim and Grace Cunningham Taylor; and nephew, Jason Taylor.

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Friday 12/04/2015
Cathryn B. Mitchell
Updated: December 04, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Mrs. C. B. Mitchell of Dallas, TX with Terrell, TX ties passed away on Sunday November 29, 2015 in her home surrounded by her beloved family. She was the wife of the late Rev. J.R. Mitchell, founder of the New Mount Calvary Mission B.C.

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Carroll Lee Sluder
Updated: December 04, 2015 - 1:24 pm

A funeral service with military honors  was held for Carroll Lee Sluder, 66, on Saturday, December 5, 2015 under the direction of Goggans Funeral Home. Carroll Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 1,  2015 in Dallas, Texas. Carroll Lee was born May 18, 1949 to Carroll D. and Sybil Sluder in Terrell, Texas. Carroll Lee went on to serve his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Carroll Lee would meet and later marry Patti Burnett in 1969. They would have two children, Stacy and Casey.

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Nita Syred Sharp
Updated: December 04, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Nita Syred Sharp passed away peacefully on December 1st, 2015 in Carrollton, Texas.

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Wednesday 12/02/2015
Dennis E. Cassidy
Updated: December 02, 2015 - 10:49 am

Dennis E. Cassidy passed away Nov. 29th 2015 at the VA hospital in Dallas, TX. He is survived by wife Judy Morrison, son Ryan Cassidy, Daughter Katie Cassidy, brothers Bert Newsom, Elbert Cassidy and Dale Cassidy. He served in US Navy, was a member of local 21 Asbestos Workers for 30 years. Retired and was working part time for Lowe’s.

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Monday 11/30/2015
Benny Don Britton
Updated: November 30, 2015 - 8:10 am

Benny Don Britton, of Terrell, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by family.   Benny was born on August 26, 1939 in Terrell, Tx to Benjamin and Ruby (Smith) Britton, both of whom preceded him in death along with his two sisters:  Linda Sue Britton and Judy (Britton) Webb; nephew, Scott Webb, two grandchildren and parents-in-law, Rubel and Irene Washam. 

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Monday 11/23/2015
Donald Wade Harwell
Updated: November 23, 2015 - 8:44 am

Donald Wade Harwell of Wichita Falls, passed peacefully away after a brief illness, on November 20, 2015.

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Barbara Louise Crow
Updated: November 23, 2015 - 8:18 am

Barbara Louise Crow was born in Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 1936 to Preston Andrew Williams and Laura Elizabeth Meyers.  Louise passed away in Terrell, Texas on November 20, 2015. 

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Thursday 11/19/2015
Dorothy Newburn
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 3:44 pm

A funeral mass was conducted on Friday, November 20, 2015 at St John the Apostle Catholic Church for Dorothy Newburn under the direction of Goggans Funeral Home. Dorothy Marie Darst Newburn, 89 of Terrell, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 15, 2015.  Dorothy was born in Terrell on March 19, 1926, the daughter of Joseph Levi Darst and Josie Gibson Darst.  She was raised in Terrell, graduating from Terrell High School.  Dorothy married A. L. Newburn on August 23, 1952, and they made their home in Terrell, where they raised their daughter and son.

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Howard Tygrett
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 11:30 am

Retired Honorable District Judge, Howard Volney Tygrett Jr. passed away on Nov. 18, 2015, at the age of 75.

A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Terrell at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church,  200 W. College St., Terrell, Texas 75160. 

Judge Tygrett will be remembered for his commitment to law and justice, brilliant mind, solid, calm demeanor, stories he told, sense of humor, and as a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

 Howard Volney Tygrett, Jr. was born in Lake Charles, La., on Jan. 12, 1940. He was the only child of Hazel and Howard (Tyg) Volney Tygrett Sr. and spent his formative years in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas in 1957. He braved the cold and traveled to the east for college, graduating from Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass., in 1961. He often sported a sweatshirt with the Purple Cow, Ephs and William's logo on weekends throughout his life. Through the years, Howard enjoyed reunions with alumni from both St Mark's and Williams. He was especially glad so many St Mark's classmen joined him at a retirement party, barely a year ago at Bud Miller's home.

Howard attended Law School at Southern Methodist University. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class in 1964. After graduating, Howard worked for the General Attorney U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Howard served as Law Clerk to Joe E. Estes, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Judge Estes became a lifelong friend and mentor. After clerking for Judge Estes, Howard practiced law for more than 30 years, on the 7th floor of what was then known as Preston State Bank Building in Preston Center.

Howard was elected 86th District Judge (Kaufman County) in November 2002. He will be remembered as the first Republican elected official in Kaufman County since Reconstruction. Howard was re-elected in November of 2006 and again in 2010. He served until retirement at the end of December 2014. Howard was in office in January 2013, when Mark Hasse, Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Kaufman County and Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney Michael "Mike" McClelland and his wife Cynthia, were killed. Though deeply saddened by the death of his colleagues, Howard was determined to proceed with business as usual at the courthouse, never wavering from carrying out duties of his elected position. Judge Tygrett will be remembered as unfailingly fair, a good listener, kind, approachable and knowledgeable. Those who came before Judge Tygrett's bench were treated with dignity, regardless of life circumstances. Honorable Judge Howard Tygrett remained grateful to the people of Kaufman County for allowing him to serve them.

Howard was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and a former senior warden of the Vestry. He was a member of Rotary International, Lions International, Terrell Heritage Society Board, and Dallas Center for the Developmentally Disabled Board President. He was a member of Civitan International for many years in which he held many leadership positions.

 Howard is preceded in death by his parents, Howard Volney Tygrett Sr and Hazel Wheeler Tygrett, and his son Howard Volney Tygrett III (Trey). He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda Lee Tygrett; daughter, Carroll Tygrett Bellingrath, and husband Edward; daughter-in-law, Amy Ormes Tygrett; grandchildren, Virginia Catherine Bellingrath, John Howard Bellingrath, Alice Elizabeth Tygrett, Howard Volney Tygrett IV (Ty); stepdaughter, Denise Cason, and husband, Patrick Cason; Bob Burton, stepson, and wife, Carrie Burton, grandchildren, Austin McConnell Cason and Ashton LaCour Cason, Robert Chase Burton III and Andrew Richard Burton; Godson Robert Jenkins Franklin and an uncountable number of blended family members and friends who have been and will continue to be influenced by his life.

Judge Tygrett will be interred at Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made in memory of Howard V. Tygrett Jr. to St. Mark's School of Texas, Williams College or Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Terrell.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maxslaytonfunerals.com.


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Wednesday 11/18/2015
Carrie Dawn Woodard
Posted: November 18, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Carrie Dawn Woodard, 40, of Abilene went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 15, 2015 in Abilene. Funeral services celebrating Carrie’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at First Assembly of God in Terrell with Pastor Lonnie Harris officiating under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Terrell.

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Monday 11/16/2015
David Franklin Bryant
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 10:48 am

David Franklin Bryant, age 84, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, November 07, 2015 at his home in Terrell. Born September 12, 1931,

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Michael Cronin
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 10:39 am

Michael “Mike” Cronin was born on November 7, 1939 in Terrell, Texas to the late John and Maxine Lovell Cronin.  He married Tricia Trollinger on January 30, 1960 and they lived and raised their family in Terrell.  He passed away after a short illness on November 14, 2015. 

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Wednesday 11/11/2015
Robert Gene (Bob) Peterson
Updated: November 11, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Robert Gene (Bob) Peterson passed away on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at his home in Terrell, Texas.  Services have been arranged for at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home.  Please visit www.andersonclaytonterrell.com for further information and to leave condolences. 

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Lorna Alene Barnes
Posted: November 11, 2015 - 11:52 am

Lona Alene Barnes (Alene) passed away on November 6, 2015 at her home in Terrell, Texas. Alene was born in Aylesworth, Oklahoma to Bartie Lee Shorter and Lottie Marie Easley Shorter.

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Monday 11/09/2015
Zelma Polson Boles
Posted: November 09, 2015 - 9:06 am

Zelma Polson Boles was born in Kaufman County, Texas on July 21, 1911 to Jefferson Timothy Polson and Maggie Lee Benson. 

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Friday 11/06/2015
James A Dabney Sr.
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 10:30 am

James was born on July 23, 1947 and transitioned from labor to reward on October 31, 2015.  He was a proud graduate of Burnett High School. He received an associate's degree from Henderson County Junior College ( now TVCC). He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. After a tour in Vietnam, he retired from active duty, but he continued his service with the Texas Army National Guard. James was a long time member of Shiloh Baptist Church where Rev. Allary Daniels is pastor. He was ordained as deacon in 2014. James was also a member of the Renaissance Civic and Social Club where he served as secretary for several years. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 41 years, two children and numerous family members and friends.

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Wednesday 11/04/2015
Tommy Ray Bain
Updated: November 05, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Tommy Ray Bain, age 66, of Terrell, TX passed away November 3, 2015 after a brief illness. Tommy was born October 29, 1949 in Terrell, TX to Thomas A. and Pauline Bain, also of Terrell.  He graduated from East Texas State University in 1972.  Tommy was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Hella Shrine and the Scottish Rite.  He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Terrell, TX.

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Monday 11/02/2015
Myrna Wharton
Updated: November 02, 2015 - 11:46 am

Funeral services for Myrna Loy Wharton, 79, of Terrell, was scheduled for 10:00 AM, Friday, October 30, 2015 at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. A private family burial will be held at White Rose Cemetery.

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Friday 10/30/2015
David James Ryan
Updated: October 30, 2015 - 8:56 am

David James Ryan, 60 of Terrell went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 26, 2015. Memorial services under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan will be held at DFW National Cemetery are pending.

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Wednesday 10/28/2015
Martha Kay Garner
Updated: October 28, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Martha Kay Garner was born in Tampa, Florida, on October 17, 1938, to Roy and Margaret Stanley.  Kay passed away in Rockwall, Texas, on October 22, 2015. 

Funeral services were held Monday, October 26, 2015 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Terrell at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Bob Price officiating.  Interment was later in Montgomery, Alabama. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman, Texas.

She was raised in Tampa, Florida. She attended Mars Hill College, in Mars Hill, North Carolina, and also attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.  Kay married, soon making Terrell, Texas, her home.  She was a homemaker and then worked as a medical transcriptionist for many years at the local hospital and also from home.  Kay was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and was their first piano player.

She always treasured fellowship with her friends at church, playing bridge and tennis many years ago, and loved being part of local sorority Beta Sigma Phi.  Kay is survived by: her son, Brian Garner, and his wife, Donna Garner, of Rockwall, Texas; her granddaughters, Elizabeth Garner Hledik, and her husband, Chad Hledik, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Brooke Garner of Rockwall, Texas; and many other relatives and friends.  

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Tuesday 10/27/2015
John William Yoho
Posted: October 27, 2015 - 12:26 pm

John William Yoho, 59, Richland, NC died at his home. He is survived by his brother Stephen Yoho, Terrell, TX.

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