Our Obituaries

Mary A. Woods

July 23, 1925 - December 13, 2017

"Dynamite comes in small packages." Mary Ann Woods, 92, passed away December 13, 2017 in Wills Point, Texas. She was born in Wisbech, England on July 23, 1925 to Earnest and Beatrice Gee. Mary enjoyed knitting, crafts, puzzles, gardening, shooting squirrels and cats that were a pest and was very active at her church. She was a World War II English bride which she always said "I made a mistake...
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Marie P. Ellis

December 9, 1927 - December 12, 2017

Willie Marie Parsley Ellis, age 90, of Dallas, TX passed away on Tuesday December 12, 2017. Marie was born December 9, 1927 in New Braunfels, Texas. Marie is survived by; 4 children, Jacquelyn Marie and husband David Hull, James Earl Todd, Gerald Owen Todd and wife Marilyne, and Belva Jean Smith; 8 Grandchildren: Tracy Lynn Brooks and Trace Brooks, Christine Marie Todd-Norton & Francis Norton,...
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Herbene Joyce Fling

October 24, 1932 - December 5, 2017

Joyce Fling was born October 24, 1932 in Dallas, Texas. She passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at home in Dallas. She was 85. She was married in 1953 to Curt Fling, a veteran of the Korean War. They settled in Dallas and lived there their entire lives. Mostly as a homemaker, "Mom" raised 2 sons and 1 daughter, Gary (62, married to Vicki, living in Malvern, PA), Mike (60, married to...
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Evelyn F. Bridges

September 7, 1926 - December 5, 2017

Evelyn Bridges beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend went to be with the Lord December 5, 2017. She is survived by her son: David Bridges, Daughters: Jan Whitley and husband Joe, Toni Martin and husband Randy; 2 Grandsons: Tony LaRocca and wife Lauren, and James LaRocca; 2 Granddaughters: Alex Bridges and Aleese McMahen and husband Casey; 3 Great Grandchildren Jude and Penny...
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James Alan Miller

January 18, 1937 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Judith Carrol Meadows

October 29, 1941 - December 4, 2017

Judith Carrol Meadows (Nanny), 76 of Rowlett, TX passed away Monday, December 4th, 2017 from complications of her on and off again battle with cancer. Judy was born Oct. 29th, 1941 in Derby, VA, a small coal mining town. She became a military wife and traveled all over the USA and Puerto Rico. She very much loved to do crafts, cook and bake amazing treats. She took enjoyment watching her soap...
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Betty Jordan

October 29, 1925 - December 3, 2017

Betty Kathleen Harvey Jordan, age 92, passed away December 3, 2017. She was born October 29, 1925 to Earl Harvey Jr. and Vera Mae Harvey. Betty graduated from Sunset High School and attended TSCW where she earned a teaching degree. She met the love of her life, Fred A. Jordan Jr., a Lt in the US Navy and they married on January 27, 1947 and raised 2 children. Her husband's love of flying his...
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Hector Perez Hernandez

April 16, 1953 - December 3, 2017

Hector Perez Hernandez was born April 16, 1953 in Abilene, Texas. He passed away on December 3, 2017.Hector enlisted in the military where he was honorably discharged in 1973. He then attended El Centro College in Dallas and received his Associates in Business Administration in 1978. Hector was a business man, collector and Christian who loved his family and friends. Hector loved to dance and...
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Mary Beatrice Alderman

March 15, 1926 - November 28, 2017

Mary Alderman (Burns) passed away on November 28, 2017. She was born March 15, 1926 in Terrell TX. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt & friend. Mary is preceded in death by parents Elmer & Tommy Burns, husband Walter Alderman, brothers JC, Jimmy, Johnny & Charles Dawson, Howard and Roland Burns, sister Willie Lee Burns and son in law Kenneth Burns. She leaves behind daughter...
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Wanda L. Chriss

November 4, 1932 - November 27, 2017

Wanda LaRue Chriss "Memaw" born November 4, 1932 in Sherman, TX passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family after a short battle from Stevens Johnson Syndrome and a "Broken Heart" heart attack. Memaw attended Forest High School in south Dallas where she loved to dance and have fun with her girlfriends. It was there that she met the love of her life, Louis "Big Lou" Chriss. They married...
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Scott Brian Fade

February 9, 1971 - November 26, 2017

Scott Brian Fade was born on February 9, 1971 to parents, Harry Fade and Vickie Mixon. He was born in Dallas, Texas and attended North Mesquite High School. He passed away after a brief illness, on November 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. An avid outdoorsman, Scott enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was employed by Oldcastle in Terrell, Texas for the past 16 years. Scott was preceded...
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Danny Marvin Trent

October 27, 1957 - November 22, 2017

Danny Marvin Trent was born on October 27, 1957 to parents, Robert Trent and Mattie Luther Wand in Dallas, Texas. He passed away on November 22nd, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Danny was a "Grove Rat" and went to Tiche Elementary, Florence Jr High School, and WW Samuell High School. He graduated from WW Samuell High School in 1976. Voted "Most Athletic", Danny was on the football team, baseball team...
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Vickie Dale Hoffman

March 27, 1953 - November 22, 2017

Vickie Dale Hoffman, age 64, of Terrell, TX passed away on Wednesday November 22, 2017. Vickie was born March 27, 1953 in Irving, Texas to parents Jesse Lawrence and Lena Maydell Ivy. She enjoyed spending time with her family and country western dancing. Vickie was loved by so many friends and she will be truly missed.Vickie is survived by her husband of 31 years, Rickey Hoffman, children Adonia...
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Nadine Wright Price

February 18, 1924 - November 21, 2017

Nadine Wright Price, age 93, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Nadine was born February 18, 1924 in Lavon, Texas to Albert Alexander Wright and Laura Kathleen Wright. She went to Community Schools in Nevada, Texas. Nadine was a housewife, enjoyed the Lords word and enjoyed watching church on TV when she was not able to attend, watch golf, shopping, traveling, crosswords...
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Lewis Boyd Powell

April 15, 1916 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Billie Jean Cannon

September 13, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Billie Jean Cannon, born September 13, 1932 in Dallas, TX, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 12, 2017 at the age of 85. Billie Jean is predeceased by her husband Daymon "Bill" Cannon of 58 years and her parents Hubert and Maggie Parmer.Billie Jean is lovingly remembered by her son Richard Cannon, daughter Vicki Ranford, daughter Lisa Cannon, daughter Karen McBurney,...
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Kristy Jean Page

October 4, 1961 - November 10, 2017

Kristy Jean Page, age 56, of Mesquite, TX passed away on Friday November 10, 2017. Kristy was born October 4, 1961, in Dallas, TX to parents Calvin and Rocie Lewis. She graduated from Samuell High School in 1980 and worked in billing throughout her career. Family was very important to Kristy and she enjoyed spending time with them. Kristy also enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends....
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Vivian Allene Wells

September 5, 1922 - November 9, 2017

Vivian Allene Wells, age 95, of Dallas, TX Passed Away on Thursday November 9, 2017. Vivian was born September 5, 1922 in Dallas, Texas.She is preceded in death by her husband, William Nelson Wells, Sr. who were married on March 29, 1941; parents, Allen K. Goodman and Lee Oma Gilcrease; brothers, James Edward and Ray S.; sisters, Frances Elvira Reinle, Dorthy Ballard and Hellen Maureen Bryan....
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Elora Margason

November 14, 1930 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Helen Ann Burchett

August 27, 1940 - November 8, 2017

Helen Ann Burchett, age 77, of Lewisville, TX passed away on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017. Ann was born in Dallas on August 27th, 1940, to Helen Mozelle and Reece Hubert Sharp. Siblings included brother Billy Earle Sharp (deceased) and sister, Judith Lynn Lott (Larry Lott) of Poetry, Texas. Ann was the mother to "Kim & Kelly". Daughter Kimberley Ann Acosta (spouse Julian), of Flower Mound...
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Glenn Alan Roush

June 18, 1957 - November 6, 2017

Glenn Alan Roush passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on November 6, 2017, he had just celebrated his 60th birthday a few months prior.He was born on June 18, 1957 to Alice and Don Roush of Dallas, Texas. Glenn was the second born but the first son. He grew up in Mesquite, TX and had a childhood filled with hunting, fishing, camping, and terrorizing his three sisters. He attended North...
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Joe Henry Mitte

May 13, 1947 - November 5, 2017

Joe Henry Mitte was born May 13, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri. He passed away on November 5, 2017 in Garland, Texas. Joe graduated from Roswell High School in Brownsville, Texas. He then attended Southmost College, Fort Worth Christian College, and graduated from Abilene Christian College. Joe worked as a hospital administrator in the Dallas area, as well as an accountant for T-RamZ Energy, Or...
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Virgil Clovis Box

September 15, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Virgil Clovis Box "Daw Daw"b. 9/15/1931 d. 11/5/2017My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. -Psalm 62:1"I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it someday for a crown" -- The Old Rugged Cross86 years is a blessing! Virgil was called home on November 5, 2017 to be with the Lord; now an angel who's gained his wings. He was born to Clara F. Box and Clovis H. Box on...
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May Jean Johnson

May 3, 1925 - November 4, 2017

May Jean Johnson of Mesquite, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Christian Care Center at the grand age of 92. She lived a full and impactful life, touching many people throughout her ten decades in the Dallas area.Born May Jean Wagoner on May 3, 1925 in Garland,Texas to Raymond and Mabel Wagoner, she was the youngest of their three children. Her brother Howell Wagoner...
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Gloria Lucille Russell

April 17, 1934 - November 1, 2017

Gloria passed away on November 1, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas and lived most of her life in Garland Texas. Gloria was a faithful member of Gatewood Baptist Church where she was the church pianist for over 50 years. She was a business owner in Garland for many years. Gloria loved music, singing, cooking and family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert Kenneth...
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Jane Beatrice Brantley

April 11, 1925 - November 1, 2017

Jane Wilson Brantley was born on April 11, 1925 and went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 1, 2017. Jane had a knack of making people feel welcome as she was the Greeter/Hostess for Central Church of the Nazarene for 60 plus years. There was always dinner or coffee at their home for friends and family and they always invited new church members over to make them feel welcome! She also...
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Waid Dalaine Goolsby

February 22, 1957 - October 30, 2017

Waid "Bud" Goolsby, Jr. passed away Monday afternoon, October 30, 2017, surrounded by family and loved ones. Waid was born February 22, 1957 in Fort Hood, Texas. Waid was retired after a fulfilling career as a surveyor. His greatest love, however, was his family. Waid is survived by his children, SGT Waid Dalaine Goolsby III, Matthew Aaron Goolsby and wife Nicole, Christine Diane Goolsby,...
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Percy Edgar Luecke

August 28, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Dr. Percy Edgar Luecke Jr passed away on October 29, 2017 at the age of 91 surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 28, 1926 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. In 1943, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School at the age of 16 and is a member of the Woodrow Wilson Hall of Fame. After attending Valparaiso for 2 years, he enlisted in the Navy before completing his undergraduate studies at...
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Bettye Lee Smith

April 23, 1920 - October 28, 2017

Bettye Lee Winn SmithBettye Lee Winn Smith was born to William Franklin and Hattie Horsley Winn on April 23, 1920, and passed away on October 28, 2017 at Christian Care Assisted Living in Mesquite, TX. She was born in Tazewell, which is a rural area located 2 miles south of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Bettye was the youngest of five children which included three boys and two girls; all of whom...
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Paul Shannon Brown

April 4, 1921 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Donna Marie Russom

October 27, 1962 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Lou A. Dewitt

June 22, 1927 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Leland Ray Tribble

March 18, 1941 - October 19, 2017

Leland Ray Tribble 76 of Mesquite TX passed away at home on October 19, 2017. Leland was born March 18, 1941, in Dallas, TX to Sneed Jackson and Hyla Maureen Tribble. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, of 54 years, son Kyle Tribble and wife Tisha, Granddaughters Brittanie Tribble and fiance Manuel Lopez, Courtanie Cisneros and husband Aaron of...
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Angelo E. Sanchez

October 2, 1956 - October 17, 2017

Angelo E Sanchez, age 61, of Wylie, Texas passed away on Tuesday October 17, 2017. Angelo was born October 2, 1956 in Paducah, Texas to Magdelena Mata and Estanislado Sanchez. Angelo is survived by his loving wife, Connie Sanchez; sons David Sanchez, Oscar Sanchez and daughter-in-law Sylvia Sanchez; daughter Carmen and son-in-law Armando; mother Magdelena Mata; sister Angelita and brother-in-law...
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Billy Jack Murphrey

March 16, 1937 - October 17, 2017

Billy Jack Murphrey of Balch Springs, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 80 surrounded by his wife of 60 years, two daughters and a brother & sister in Christ.Billy Jack (Bill) was born to Iva Gertrude Tutle and Howard Raymond Murphrey on March 16, 1937 in Van Zandt County, Texas. During his teen years, he played football for North Dallas High School and...
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Robert A. Neal

May 21, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Robert Allan Neal, cherished husband of Anne Neal, was taken into the eternal love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm after a long and complicated battle with Parkinson's Disease.Bob was born on May 21, 1939 in Charleston, Illinois to a dirt-poor tenant farmer. Although he was raised in an impoverished and abusive family he was a standout high school...
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Mariola Brown Hatch

April 6, 1920 - October 14, 2017

Mariola was born in Agra, Oklahoma on April 6, 1920. She was the second of 7 children. She grew up in Cushing, Oklahoma. She was the oldest girl, so she helped at home, at her father's general store, and at the boarding house that their home became during the depression and Oklahoma dust bowl.She put herself through Wesley School of Nursing in Oklahoma City-graduating in 1942. While in nursing...
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Frances Gelacio Martinez

November 4, 1948 - October 14, 2017

Frances G. Martinez, born in Dallas on January 4, 1948 went home on October 14, 2017 and entered the Gates of Heaven. Frances is survived by her husband of 53 years, John A. Martinez; Sons: John Jr. Martinez, Timothy Martinez, wife Marticia; daughters: Connie Martinez, Angela Cisneros, husband Pedro Cisneros, Priscilla Rodriguez, husband Martin Rodriguez, and Renae Martinez; 21 grandchildren and...
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Dorothy Mae Spence

February 9, 1932 - October 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Ricky Dean Henderson

August 26, 1976 - October 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Ricky Dean Henderson announces his passing after a tragic accident on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the age of 41 years. Ricky was born on August 26, 1976 in Dallas, Texas. He was a resident of Terrell, Kaufman County. He graduated from Terrell High School, class of 1995. He worked at the Terrell State Hospital for 11+ years and later became a...
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June Hewett

June 22, 1929 - October 9, 2017

June Hewett was born on June 22, 1929 in Abilene, Texas.She worked for many years for State Farm Insurance as a claim representative. She was a member of the Lake Highlands United Methodist Church.Her favorite thing was traveling, especially to Italy. She enjoyed many successful days at the horseraces, and spending time with her beloved children and grandchildren, who adored her.Her husband of...
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Ida Genece Pendleton

January 2, 1920 - October 7, 2017

Ida Genece Pendleton passed from this life October 7, 2017, at the age of 97, in Mesquite, Texas. She was born to Mays Samuel Goza, Sr. and Rowena Baldwin Goza in Calera, Oklahoma, and was the granddaughter of a member of the first and third state legislatures of Oklahoma. She moved to Dallas at the age of 8 and later moved to Gainesville, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she attended Tulsa...
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Sharon Golihar

March 11, 1954 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Martha Irene Phillips

October 25, 1918 - October 6, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Memorial Park.
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Nancy Lu Van

January 11, 1946 - October 6, 2017

On October 6, 2017, Nancy Lu Coffman Van passed away peacefully in Mesquite, Texas with her daughter and brother at her side. She was 71 years-old. Nancy was born January 11, 1946 to Clyde and Lu Coffman at Florence Nightingale Maternity Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She lived in Dallas and Mesquite all of her life. She graduated from W W Samuel High School in 1964, received her BA from ETSU in...
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Wanda Faye Boomhower

September 18, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Wanda Oleta Ferguson

June 21, 1931 - October 5, 2017

Wanda O. Ferguson, age 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was with her family and loved ones in Austin, TX. Wanda was born on June 21, 1931 on a small farm in Temple, Oklahoma to William and Artie Lee Hasten Ray. While working in a bank in Dallas, TX, Wanda met and married John Knox Ferguson, who preceded her in death. Always a lover of the arts, Wanda opened her own...
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Norma Lynn Yarborough

December 24, 1933 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.Norma Lynn Beach Yarborough was born on December 24, 1933, in Dallas, Texas to Essie Lou and Bailey Beach. She died peacefully at her residence in Quinlan, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She graduated from Forest High School in Dallas, TX in 1952. She married Herman Lee Yarborough on June 5, 1952. Norma was a...
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Vera Faye Littrell

March 13, 1928 - October 3, 2017

Vera Faye Huntsinger Littrell of Dallas, Texas, passed away Tuesday, October 3, at the age of 89. Faye was born on March 13, 1928, in Lorena, Texas, to Vance Claude and Marye Janetta (Slaughter) Huntsinger. On January 25, 1952, she married her husband of 54 years, Finis Archibald Littrell. He proceeded her in death on April 9, 2008. Together they had three children---Stan, Van and Karen. She...
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William Solly Carter

October 13, 1969 - October 2, 2017

William Solly Carter II, known to loved ones as "Duce" and friends as "Bill" entered this world on January 30, 1969 in Mobile, AL and passed to Paradise October 2, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. May 8, 1983, Mother's Day, Duce made public his faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior in Baptism at Park Cities Baptist Church. Being secure in his faith, he would want you to know, there is only a gate between...
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Jackie Juanell Rose

September 3, 1934 - September 30, 2017

Jackie Juanell Rose was born on September 3, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. She passed away on September 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.Jackie attended Riley School and Seagoville High School. She loved ceramics, crafts and playing bingo. Some of Jackie's fondest memories was spending time with her family, especially having visits from her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her TOPS Club and friends at The...
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Barbara Jean Bailey

May 20, 1950 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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George William Lehman

April 10, 1932 - September 30, 2017

George William Lehman was born April 10, 1932 in Westpahlia, Texas, he passed away September 30, 2017 in Rockwall, Texas. He attended Westpahlia High School and had a long career as a barber. His interests were golf, woodworking and hunting. He was preceeded in death by his wife Pat Ruth Lehman and parents, Frank Albert Lehman & Katie A. Hoelscher. He is survived by his children Karen...
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Josefina Chavez

September 27, 1932 - September 30, 2017

Josefina Olmos de Chavez nacio Degollado, Jaliso 1932. Hija de Leandro Olmos y Maria Angel de niña ayudaba a su padre en su puesto de dulces en la plaza del pueblo. Era una persona muy querida por todos y muy conosida por todos del pueblo. A Los 15 años se caso con Don Jose Chavez y tubieron in matrimoño de leo años. Fue madre de 12 hijos le gustaba tener y criar animales....
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Doris La Verne Balusek

November 18, 1920 - September 29, 2017

LaVerne Balusek died September 29, 2017. She was born November 18, 1920 in Lampasas, Texas to Betty and Bill "June Corn" Hill. After, the stock market crash in 1929, Bill and his family relocated to Holland, a small town in central Texas, where La Verne's father had inherited some land and he began farming. He had been raised on a German family farm in that community. While living...
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Betty Pearl Davis

October 5, 1934 - September 27, 2017

Betty Pearl Davis, 82, passed away September 27, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. She was born in October 5, 1934 in Paris, Texas to Clyde and Desda Grimes. Betty went to Forest Avenue High School and then received her Bachelor's Degree from SMU and her Master's Degree from Amber University as a State of Texas certified CPA. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch and enjoyed crafting...
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Mary Vidaurri Carten

August 24, 1943 - September 26, 2017

Our mother, sister, aunt, friend, and inspiration, Mary Vidaurri Flores Carten, passed away on September 26, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. She was born on August 24, 1943 in Dallas, the daughter of Secundino and Sara Flores.Mary lived a remarkable life of 74 years. She and two sisters were dwarfs who with four other siblings were raised by good, hard-working parents. Mary grew up during a time when a...
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Harold R. Riddell

November 26, 1927 - September 26, 2017

Harold Raymond Riddell, age 89, died on September 26, 2017 at 2:06 pm at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Riddell, mother Ruth Riddell, brother Henry Riddell Jr., and daughter Rhonda Riddell. Raymond is survived by son and daughter-in-law Randy and Kathy Riddell, son and daughter-in-law Scott and Teresa Riddell; grandsons Scotty, Billy, Tyler,...
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Valton Ray Tyler

March 30, 1944 - September 25, 2017

Valton Valton Tyler, born on March 30, 1944 in Texas City, passed away on September 25, 2017 after a brief illness. A self-taught visionary artist who earned recognition for his paintings, drawings, and etchings, Valton is the subject of a new film, Valton Tyler: Flesh is Fiction, directed by Edward M. Gómez, art critic, art historian. The film will be screened at the 2017 Lone Star Film...
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Richard Earl Macon

July 22, 1930 - September 24, 2017

Richard Earl Macon was born on July 22, 1930 in Dallas, Texas and passed away on September 24, 2017. He was a graduate of Forest Avenue High School, and joined the U. S. Marine Corp in 1947 where he fought in the Korean War. Richard retired from Dallas Power & Light in 1988, after 38 years of service. He had a passion for restoring antique cars and classic Mustangs. Richard was preceded in...
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Louis Ray Chriss

August 1, 1931 - September 24, 2017

Louis Ray Chriss "Big Lou" born August 1, 1931 in Dallas, TX passed away peaceful at home with his family on September 24, 2017. Big Lou attended Crozier Tech High school. He married the love of his life Wanda Larue Foster on September 16, 1950. He then went on to work for DP&L Company for 37 years. Big Lou served in the United States Army from 1952-1954 fighting the Korean War. He...
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Geraldine Sanders

July 16, 1937 - September 22, 2017

Geraldine leaves to mourn, her husband Paul of 47 years, 6 children: Robin Wall-Sneed, Bobby Wall, Jerry Wall, David Sanders, Timothy Sanders & Cheryl Sanders, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly, friends and her church family
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Val Gene Land

November 12, 1936 - September 19, 2017

Val Gene Land was born on November 12, 1936. In Dallas TX, To Earl and Ola Land. A native of Dallas, Val gene attended North Dallas High school in the year of 1956, in which he met and married his beloved wife Lavina Land. Val Gene land Worked as a tool grinder along with many other trades from the age of 19. He then was blessed with four beautiful loving children. Nancy, James, Steven and Robert...
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Brenda Gail Watson

December 20, 1951 - September 19, 2017

Brenda Gail Watson, 65, of Mesquite, Texas entered into rest September 19, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas to Eugene and Iva Busby on December 20, 1951. She had a love for her family that was beyond any kind of love there is. Brenda loved spending time with her kids and grandkids, watching their extra curricular activities, her favorite color was blue, she enjoyed cooking, cross stitching and...
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Petra Galindo

January 12, 1950 - September 18, 2017

Petra Galindo was born in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico on January 12, 1950 to parents Hilario and Maria Gaucin. She departed this earth on Monday, September 18, 2017. She met her loving husband Francisco Galindo when they were children growing up in the same neighborhood. The were married for over 45 years and joyfully welcomed 4 children to their family. Petra enjoyed shopping at various consignment...
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Irma Lee Childers

July 24, 1926 - September 18, 2017

Irma Lee Childers was born in Italy, Texas, on July 24, 1926 to Edna Dazelle (Windham) Harris and William Jack Harris. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Willis Harris, and her husband, Richard Robin Childers, Sr. Irma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She died peacefully in her sleep on September 18, 2017, leaving...
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Willard Morton Blanford

June 11, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Willard M. Blanford, 82, of Dallas, Texas died on Monday, September 11, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 11, 1935 in Englewood, New Jersey to Willard and Florence Thomas Blanford. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathryn Blanford of Dallas, Texas; his son, Craig Blanford and his wife Amy, and grandchildren Austin, Skyler, and Dylan of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Toni Blanford Bramall and...
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Joann Ballas

April 16, 1937 - September 11, 2017

Joann Ballas, age 80, passed away September 11, 2017 after an extensive battle with Alzheimers.She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Victor Ballas. He remains the love of her life. She is also survived by her four children, Sam Ballas, Julie Ballas, Sandra Cox, and Karen Hamilton. There are eight grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.Joann was a good and hard working woman, who...
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Elizabeth Gertrude Napper

April 2, 1928 - September 8, 2017

Elizabeth was born on April 2, 1928 in Middlesboro, Kentucky to Gertrude Elizabeth Stephens and Charles Ross Stephens. On Friday, September 8, 2017, our beautiful, loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother made her entrance to Heaven to be with our Lord and Savior in Dallas, Texas at the age of 89. She joined her mother and father, eagerly awaiting her arrival. She will be greatly missed,...
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Brad Lindel Bell

March 27, 1958 - September 7, 2017

Brad Lindel Bell, 59, passed away at home in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Brad was born March 27, 1958 in Greenville, Texas to Harold Lindel Bell and Helen Converse Bell. Brad was a Christian man who read the Bible faithfully. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. As a young boy, Brad's father introduced him to deep sea fishing. Brad...
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James L. Dahlem

September 9, 1956 - September 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Antonio Gamez

May 14, 1956 - September 3, 2017

Entered Into LifeMay 14, 1956Mercedes, TexasEntered Into RestSeptember 3, 2017Dallas, TexasFuneral ServiceWednesday, September 6, 2017Grove Hill Funeral HomeDallas, Texas2:00 PMOfficiating Pastor Jamie Nelson, Agape UMCIntermentGrove Hill Memorial ParkDallas, Texas
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Norma Jean Rigsby

April 8, 1927 - September 2, 2017

Norma Jeanne Rigsby passed away Saturday September 2, 2017 after an 8 year battle with Alzheimer's. She passed away with her daughter and grandson at her side. Jeanne was born in Honey Grove Texas April 8, 1926. She lived there until 1944 when her and husband Roy moved to Dallas. They owned and managed a dry cleaners in Oak Cliff from 1954 to 1985. Jeanne is preceded in death by her son Buddy...
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Wanda Clanton Hodges

August 7, 1928 - September 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Sharon Hines Torrez

November 16, 1956 - August 31, 2017

Sharon Hines Torrez died on Augut 31, 2017 in Dallas, TX due to complications from cancer. She was 60.Sharon was born on November 16, 1956 in San Antonio, TX to her parents, William Troutman Hines Sr. and Jesusa Candelaria Hines. She graduated from Sothern Methodist University with a degree in History in 1979. She married Richard Torrez of Dallas, TX on August 19, 1982. After marriage, they moved...
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John Ragland Bivens

June 20, 1949 - August 30, 2017

John was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and son. He is survived by his children: Stephanie Bailey, Lisa Klodner, Melody Bivens, and Cody Bivens; his stepchildren, Amy Clinebell and Wesley Lynch; his sons-in-law: Chad Klodner and Devin Franz; his grandchildren: BriAnne Tresp, Madison Moore, Karley Klodner, Kaycie Klodner, Makenzie Klodner, Kadynce Franz, and Ethan Franz;...
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Sarah Helen Lands

April 19, 1940 - August 28, 2017

Sarah Helen Lands was born on April 19, 1940. She passed away on August 28, 2017. Sarah graduated from school in Roxton, Texas. She loved playing the piano, and she played basketball all through high school. Sarah really enjoyed sports of all kind, but basketball and the NCAA were her favorite! Family gatherings and Christmas were her favorite times of life. Sarah was preceded in death by her...
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Raul Gonzalez Garcia

October 26, 1960 - August 26, 2017

Raul Gonzalez Garcia died unexpectedly in Mesquite, Texas on August 26th, 2017 at the age of 56.Raul is survived by his wife, Myrthala, 2 sons, Raul and Brandon, his daughter, Brianda, and his grandson, Victor.Raul enjoyed spending his time relaxing at home, watching the cowboys, and playing with his grandson. He loved to laugh and always had a smile on his face. Raul was a happy man and a very...
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David Harold Cash

January 8, 1958 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Bea Sherry Simmons

December 10, 1946 - August 24, 2017

Sherry Simmons was born to John and Roberta Simmons on December 10th, 1946 in Texas City, Texas and was blessed to share the same birthdate as her twin sister Marie who preceded her in death (2012). She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Simmons. She is survived by her brother John Simmons and his wife Karen from Arlington. Her nephew Doug Simmons and his wife...
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Mamie Frances Crow

February 22, 1934 - August 23, 2017

Mamie Frances Fort Crow passed away on August 23, 2017. She was born to Robert Gabriel and Edith Fort in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mamie was a longtime member of Grand View Baptist Church in Mesquite. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her loving husband of 65 years, John Wesley Crow; three daughters, Deborah Crow, Cynthia Fort, Lynn Cariker (Gary); grandchildren, Jason Smith, Michelle...
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Dorothy Alice Jones

June 13, 1929 - August 21, 2017

Dorothy Alice Garrett Jones, age 88, known as Aunt Dot, Nana, and a Mom to everyone she knew, went to her Lord and Savior on August 21st, 2017. An original Valley girl, Dorothy was born in Kerrville, Texas June 13, 1929 and spent much of her young life in the Rio Grande Valley with her parents, Wilby Wetzel (W. W.) - "Pop", and Gladys (Demasters) - "Grinny" - Garrett. They lived mostly in the...
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James R. Watterson

July 28, 1930 - August 21, 2017

He was most comfortable with dogs, cats and kids, and in the mountains of the West. And, before age took its toll, on the golf course.James Roy Watterson, a native son and lifelong resident of East Dallas, died Monday after a fall at the home he had occupied for 67 years. He was 87.He grew up the only child of James L. and Jewell Watterson. He married Gladys Ella "Pat" Londenberg, a fellow...
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Eugenio Luna

April 20, 1931 - August 20, 2017

Eugenio "Gene" Luna, Jr. passed away on August 20, 2017. He was a loving and caring husband and father. He is survived by 2 daughters, JoNita Luna Jones and husband, Danny, and Sandy Lee Holleman and husband, Allen; sister, Olga Tapia; brother, Oscar Flores; 6 grandchildren, Duane and wife Amy, Brad and wife Staci, Alicia Long, Chad and wife Beth, Erica and husband Daniel, and Lee Meek;...
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B.J. J. Westmoreland

November 12, 1926 - August 15, 2017

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Billy Ray Wilcoxson

August 11, 1934 - August 12, 2017

Billy Ray Wilcoxson was called home by his Lord and Savior on the morning of August 12th, 2017. Billy Ray was born at the family farm outside of Edgewood, TX on August 11th to Benjamin and Hortense Wilcoxson as the fourth of six children. Soon after, the family moved to a farm just outside of Wills Point, TX where Billy Ray's parents finished raising their children. Although Billy Ray moved to...
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Jacqueline Allene Lawrence

September 8, 1926 - August 11, 2017

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Jay Nell Hubbuch

November 17, 1943 - August 11, 2017

Jay Nell (Randle) Hubbuch, 73. A cherished member of our family is gone; we are left with the memory of her kind, loving and generous spirit. A lifelong Texan born in Cooper on Nov. 17, 1943, and died in Dallas on Aug. 11, 2017. Jay Nell is survived by Ed Hubbuch, her devoted husband of 50 years; sons Matt Bishop of Dallas, Bart Hubbuch (Beth) of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jason Hubbuch of Dallas;...
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Carla Maribel Villa

April 30, 1987 - August 11, 2017

Carla Maribel Villa, age 30, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Friday August 11, 2017. Carla was born April 30, 1987 in Dallas, Texas to Hortencia Jaramillo and Jose Trujillo. Carla is survived by her husband, Jorge Villa; son Maurice Villa; and son Avery Villa; mother Hortencia Jaramillo and father Jose Trujillo; sister Jessica Trujillo, brother Jose Trujillo, sister Michelle Cadena and brother...
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Wedith Ruth DeLord

August 7, 1931 - August 10, 2017

Wedith Ruth DeLord was born August 7, 1931 in Silo, Oklahoma. She went to be with the Lord three days after reaching the great milestone of her 86th birthday, on August 10, 2017 in Mesquite, Texas.Ruth loved to live her life. She pursued hobbies and activities that kept her active and moving, such as dancing and swimming. She also loved doing anything where she could be outdoors, but she...
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Sharon Ann Dornon

September 8, 1946 - August 8, 2017

Sharon Ann Dornon was born September 8, 1946 in Auburn, New York, to John and Erma Alling. She married the love of her life, Raymond Edward Dornon on January 1st, 1966, until his departure to Heaven May 13th, 1993. Sharon was reunited with her husband in Heaven on August 8th, 2017.Sharon was the life of the party. She enjoyed playing cards and board games, which her grandkids fondly remember. ...
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Velta Louise Foster

March 13, 1951 - August 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Vivian Morine Green

June 28, 1921 - August 7, 2017

Vivian Morine Green, 96, formerly of Dallas and Forney, Texas, passed into the arms of our Lord and Savior on August 7th, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Vivian was born at home in the rural area of Stubbs, Texas, an unincorporated community in Kaufman County just outside of Kemp, Texas. Vivian was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Johnnie W. Green, Jr.; parents, Henry Jackson Brewer and...
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Robert Duron

August 2, 1924 - August 5, 2017

Robert (Bob) Duron, Jr., was born on August 2, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to Robert Duron and Hattie Kopecky. He was the youngest of three and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. After graduation and a short time working for Baker Brothers, Bob was drafted into the US Army Air Forces. Upon honorable discharge, he went to work for Texas Instruments where he was employed for 37 years until...
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Donald Norman Clifford

September 5, 1984 - August 4, 2017

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Robert Wayne Giere

February 16, 1931 - August 3, 2017

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William Valkus Ellison

January 17, 1953 - August 1, 2017

William Valkus (Bill) Ellison passed away Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 6:00AM from a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was 64 years young. He was surrounded at the time of his passing by family, his wife Deborah of 43 years, his son Gus, daughter Jessica-Tanner, son-in-law Nathan and his mother Sarah.Bills biggest passion was his family, especially his children. He was proud of them every...
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June Ellen Tilley

July 5, 1930 - July 29, 2017

June Ellen Caldwell Tilley was born on July 5, 1930 in Oklahoma City, OK, and on July 29, 2017 in Winnsboro, TX entered into eternal rest with our Lord. She grew up in Oklahoma City where she met and married Robert Jean Tilley on August 28, 1949 and started their family with Dana and Don. In 1954 they moved to Dallas for Bob's new job and their family grew with Jan and Brian being born. ...
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Blaine Keith Newman

August 16, 1963 - July 27, 2017

Blaine Keith Newman, age 53, of Garland, TX passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017. Blaine was born August 16, 1963 to Barbara Newman and Bill Newman.He graduated from Bryan Adams High School in East Dallas in 1981, and earned an Associate's Degree in Computer Science from Eastfield Junior College.Blaine was a member of Troop 744 in Dallas, Texas. He earned scouting's highest rank, Eagle Scout. ...
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Ray Ray Hampton

March 26, 1928 - July 27, 2017

Ray Hampton,89, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. He was born March 26, 1928 in Kaufman, Texas. Ray went to Kaufman High School, served in the United States Army and became a butcher and managed the meat department for several grocery chains throughout the Dallas area. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and singing country western music, he was also a member of the...
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