Our Obituaries

Judy Edwards

September 23, 1944 - October 14, 2020


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Paul Verges

May 9, 1952 - October 8, 2020

With great sadness we announce the loss of our beloved husband & father, Paul Joseph Verges aka "Papa", on October 8, 2020 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 9, 1952 in Manchester, England to Joseph & Margaret Verges. Paul enjoyed life to the fullest and loved his family and friends. He enjoyed spending his time fishing, playing golf, dancing, eating seafood,...
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Nancy Faye Townsend

January 20, 1944 - September 30, 2020


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Patsy Jean Ray

October 11, 1934 - September 30, 2020

Patsy Jean Ray, age 86, passed away September 30, 2020. She was born October 11,1934 in Magnolia, Arkansas to Aubrey and Marie Kirkpatrick. She married her Korean War hero, John Edward Ray, on December 25, 1953. Johnny and Patsy were able to share their love for one another for almost 67 years. Celebrating their anniversary always brought an additional blessing to our Christmas Day. Patsy...
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Pat Chumley

November 1, 1939 - September 28, 2020

Pat was born on November 1, 1939 in Plano Texas. He passed away on September 28, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Garland. Pat touched the lives of thousands of Garland students, parents, and citizens; returning to Garland after earning a BS degree and Master of Education degree from the University of North Texas. He demonstrated tremendous character, ability, and loyalty in...
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Susan Smith

February 20, 1943 - September 27, 2020

Beloved wife, mother, sister, & grandmother born on February 20th, 1943, passed away peacefully September 27th, 2020 after a long battle with COPD and other ailments. She was preceded in death by her parents; Frank & Helen Sachse. Susan is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Donald Smith; daughter; Jamie Colvin; sons; Donald Smith Jr & wife Danelle, Derek Smith & wife Crystal;...
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Helen Hang Nguyen

March 8, 1958 - September 18, 2020

Gia Đình chúng tôi vô cùng đau buồn và thương tiếc báo tin Con, Vợ, Mẹ, Bác, Chị của chúng tôi là Bà: NGUYỄN THỊ BÍCH HẰNG Pháp Danh: Minh Nguyệt Sinh ngày 8 tháng 3 năm 1958 tại Saigon Gia Định Đã từ trần vào lúc 06:38 sáng ngày 18 tháng 9 năm 2020, nhằm ngày 02/08 (Canh Tý) tại Dallas TX Hưởng Thọ: 62 Tuổi ...
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Lemuel E. (Chief) Lawson

March 12, 1930 - September 16, 2020

L.E. (Chief) Lawson, Evangelist Since retiring as Director of Evangelism for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, Chief has been involved with the Bill Glass Prison Ministry nationally, as well as leading evangelism clinics, revivals, pulpit supply, and interim work. Prior to his twenty-one years with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico as Director of Evangelism, he served in a similar...
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Peggy Norcross

April 21, 1936 - September 7, 2020

Peggy died at home on Monday, September 7, 2020. She retired in 1984 from LTV Corporation. She loved spending her time quilting, sewing, working with ceramics, and her 5 grandchildren. Peggy is survived by her sons; Ronnie Norcross and Steve Beasley, and grandchildren; Kristin, Caitlyn, Connor, Gage, and Cole, and she was preceded in death by her daughter; Melanie and husband; Melvin.
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Tamra Shields

September 21, 1973 - September 4, 2020

Tamra Beth Shields was born on September 21, 1973 to Randel and Mary Shields in Richardson, Tx. She attended schools in Garland, Tx. As an adult she was employed with Garland ISD and loved working with those students who needed help learning. Tamra loved her family, friends, all kinds of music, Harry Potter, boots, clothes, chips and salsa, and watching Netflix with Stuart. She will be...
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Lawrence Smith

February 12, 1954 - September 3, 2020

Lawrence K. Smith "Larry" aka "Poppa" was born February 12th, 1954 and passed away at his home with his family on September 3rd, 2020, he was preceded in death by his Parents, Jerry W. Smith and Anita Floyd Smith. Larry was born in Dallas, TX and lived in Oak Cliff until the second grade. Larry's family moved to an up and coming community in Plano where he lived until 1975, he then moved to...
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Cheryl Beth Smith

December 12, 1961 - August 30, 2020

Cheryl Beth Elliott was born on December 12, 1961 to Daniel Walter and Sandra Kay (Wadsock) Elliott in Ponca City, Oklahoma. A few months later they moved to Garland, Texas where Cheryl would grow up. On September 5, 1987, Cheryl Beth married Cledith Odell Smith Jr. (Buddy). Together, they raised two daughters: Cyndi and Brittany. In early 2000, Cheryl went to work for the Wylie Fire...
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Judy Harrelson

May 1, 1949 - August 29, 2020


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Herbert Murrell

June 7, 1931 - August 23, 2020

Reverend Herbert Amanual Murrell, Jr. June 7, 1931 – August 23, 2020 Reverend Herbert Amanual Murrell, Jr, 89 of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020. He was born on June 7, 1931 in Colfax, Louisiana, to the late Herbert and Pearl Murrell. Reverend Murrell first answered the call to ministry when he and his family moved to Fordyce, Arkansas in 1959, where they pastored...
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Deborah Kay Grubbs

April 23, 1957 - August 16, 2020

Deborah Kay Grubbs was born 4/23/57 in Greenville,Texas to David And Maxine McCorkle. She was a homemaker and worked as the office manager for Grubbs Motorsports for 15 years. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Euvell, and her son Michael and his wife Laura, and her daughter Laura, 4 grandsons Braden ,Kane, Phoenix, And Wyatt , also her Brother Fred and his wife Bertie, one...
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William Ray Hopkins

May 20, 1978 - August 13, 2020

William is preceded in death by his brother David Daniel Hopkins. He is survived by his parents Frank and Pamela Hopkins, and two sisters Faith and Beth Hopkins. Also Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends and countless people he touched along the way. During his 42 years he lived life to the fullest. His love for music knew no genre. He was constantly discovering new songs and was...
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Jo Ann Hamilton

September 7, 1936 - August 5, 2020

Jo Ann Hamilton, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020. Just as she was in life, she departed this Earth surrounded by a family of people who loved her dearly. Born on September 7th, 1936, to a loving couple, Gerald and Johnie Meredith of Mesquite, Texas, she entered this world with the same vibrant spirit that she left with. She had three older brothers, Wendell Meredith, James...
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Curtis Ray Mitchell

March 14, 1941 - August 4, 2020

Curtis Ray Mitchell, also known as Grandpa, of Garland, Texas, passed away on August 4th, 2020 at the age of 79. Visitation will be August 22nd, 2020 at Charles W. Smith & Sons, Funeral Home located at 2925 5th Street, Sachse, Texas 75048 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Curtis was born in Dallas, Texas to Finus Edward Mitchell and Mamie Estelle Fuller on March 14th, 1941. He graduated from...
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Mavis Morrow

May 26, 1954 - July 26, 2020

Mavis Ann Broomfield Morrow 1954-2020 Murphy, TX Mavis died on July 26th, 2020, from her battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband, Gary Morrow of Murphy, TX, daughter, Sarah Morrow, of Murphy, TX son, Ryan Morrow and wife Janie of Henderson, TX, two brothers, David and wife Minnie Broomfield, and Michael Broomfield of Schertz, TX. In addition Mavis had 3 grandsons and nieces...
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Charles McFadden

July 15, 1940 - July 25, 2020

Charles Ray McFadden, husband, father, Boppa, and friend, was born July 15, 1940 in Cooper, Texas to Troy and Trudie McFadden. He had three brothers, Vanoy, R.W., and Jerry. Charles went to Heaven to join his mother and father and brothers on July 25, 2020. Also waiting for him was grandson, Jarrett Allan Robertson. He leaves on earth Lezette, his wife of 57 years; daughters Julie (and...
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Terry Harbison

January 9, 1964 - July 23, 2020

Terry Reed Harbison, beloved son, cherished husband, dedicated father, grandfather, brother and uncle, returned to his Heavenly home on July 23, 2020. Terry was born in Phoenix, Arizona, January 9, 1964. He was raised by loving parents Barbara Louise and John Reed Harbison. Terry was the oldest of five children, all who looked up to him as a second father figure. Terry enjoyed playing softball...
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Kuzinduwe Siamsipa

June 6, 1995 - July 19, 2020

Kuzinduwe Florence Siamsipa June 6, 1995- July 19, 2020 Kuzinduwe Florence Siamsipa went home to be with the Lord on July 19th at the tender age of 25. The precious daughter of Kali and Rondi Siamsipa, and beloved sister to Mark, Amulange, Zibo, Lizwi, Twa, and Wandi. Florence was survived by many loved ones including uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe but...
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Marylin Yvone Clark Parsley

August 20, 1941 - July 18, 2020

Marylin Yvone Clark Parsley died on July 18, 2020 from a long battle with Alzheimers. She is survived by her brother Quinton Clark of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter Lori Aden and husband Bruce of Richardson, TX; daughter Sheila Parsley of Huntsville, TX; a son from her first marriage; step-daughter Robin Nikula and her family of Magnolia, TX; grandson Joshua Aden and girlfriend Leigha Gaines of...
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Henrietta Heusser

September 30, 1947 - July 17, 2020

Henrietta Richmond of Lavon, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020. Henrietta (Henri) was born on September 30, 1947, and grew up in Springfield, Illinois.where she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. On June 6, 1970, Henrietta married William John Heusser and moved to Louisville, Kentucky. In January of 1972, they moved to Garland, Texas, where her husband worked for Texas Instruments. ...
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Joe Doyle

July 11, 1931 - July 16, 2020

Joe Doyle, age 89, died peacefully on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Garland, Texas. He was born in Dallas, Texas. Joe married Kay Boulware, the light of his life, in 1954. He worked in retail for 40 years before finishing out his career as a school bus driver for Garland ISD. Joe loved baseball and playing golf, but most of all, he loved his family. Surviving Joe in death are his wife of 66...
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James Patrick McMullin III

May 16, 1947 - July 9, 2020

James Patrick McMullin III, 73, of Richardson, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2020. Jim was born to James and Delores McMullin, May 16,1947, in Laurium, Michigan. He graduated from L'Anse High School in 1965, and then attended Lake Superior State College before joining the United States Army in 1966. He leaves as his legacy three children: James McMullin IV and wife Kelly,...
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Charles Purczinsky

February 28, 1958 - July 3, 2020

Charles Ed Purczinsky, 62 passed away July 3, 2020 at his residence in Sachse, TX. Charles was born in Waco, TX. He graduated from McCook High School in Nebraska in 1976. He had a long career in Computer Science after attending the University of Nebraska. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend to all. He coached Sachse youth baseball for many years. He enjoyed everyday of life...
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Charles Ballinger

January 29, 1938 - July 2, 2020

Charles Frederick Ballinger was born January 29, 1938 in Little Blue, MO to Fred Ballinger and Frances Miller. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 2, 2020. Charles served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959 as an airplane mechanic and retired after 40 years working as a mechanic at DeSoto Paints in Garland, Texas. He is survived by his sons; Rodger, Russell, and Ritchie, their...
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Theodore (Ted) Scrimger

May 19, 1935 - June 12, 2020

THEODORE (TED) ROBERT SCRIMGER Born May 19, 1935 in Detroit, MI – Passed June 12, 2020 in Wylie, TX On June 12, 2020 our beloved Husband, Dad, and Grandpa went home to the Lord following an extended battle with cancer. He passed at home surrounded by his loving and heartbroken family. Ted was a big man with a big personality. He rarely missed an activity that his children or...
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Jim (Jimmy), Norman ll

May 23, 1969 - June 12, 2020

Jimmy, a former resident of Wylie, TX, worked for Wylie Garage Door & Opener during his years in Wylie. He is survived by his dad; Jim Norman; mom, Tammy Norman; two brothers; Aaron Norman and his wife, Debra; and Joshua Norman and his wife Chenoa; four nephews; and 2 nieces.
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Osagumwenro Odemwingie

April 2, 1985 - June 11, 2020

Our community sadly lost Osagumwenro "Osas" Chester Odemwingie on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the age of 35 in Dallas, Texas. A resident of Dallas, Texas since 2000, Osas was born on April 2, 1985 to Peter and Esohe Odemwingie in Benin City, Edo State. Osas is survived by his parents; his son Esosa Peyton Odemwingie; his brothers Raymond and Wesley Odemwingie; his sister Faith Nduka; and his...
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Joyce Creel

December 7, 1957 - June 9, 2020

Joyce Alexander Creel, 62, passed early Tuesday morning, June 9th, at her home in Sachse. Joyce was born December 7th, 1957, in Mckinney, Texas to Ethel Fay Key and Walther Truett Key. She married Stephen Alexander on May 19th, 1984 with three little girls; Brandi, Misty & Crystal. Joyce mothered two children, Megan and Justin Alexander and was widowed by her husband December 13th, 2007. ...
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Billy Gilbreath

July 26, 1956 - June 8, 2020

Billy Roy Gilbreath, Jr. Born July 26, 1956, passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2020 after battling cancer. Billy was a lifelong learner earning degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma University, Amberton University, Kansas State University, and Texas A&M University-Commerce. He was an avid outdoorsman who was passionate about sharing his knowledge of fishing, hunting and all things...
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Billy McGee

May 1, 1937 - June 5, 2020

Billy Edward McGee, age 83 of Garland, TX, passed away June 5, 2020, in Garland, TX. Bill was born on May 1, 1937, in Garland, TX to Frank and Tressie McGee. After attending High School Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina. After his Honorable Discharge from the Marines Bill owned a plumbing/HVAC company and then worked for the...
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Peggy Nell Faulkner

November 23, 1935 - June 4, 2020

Peggy Faulkner, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, passed away June 4, 2020 in Garland, Texas. Peggy was born on November 23, 1935 in Seymour, Texas to Maggie and Allen Sprowls. She married the love of her life, Tommy Faulkner, on July 1, 1955. As a military family moving frequently, Peggy always made every home feel special. They moved to Garland following Tommy's...
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Steve David Delos Santos , Jr.

May 6, 1997 - June 3, 2020

STEVE DAVID DELOS SANTOS JR "June Bug" May 6, 1997 – June 3, 2020 Steve David Delos Santos Jr. was 23 years of age when he passed away on Wednesday June 3, 2020. Beloved Son of Steve and Isabel Delos Santos and Loved Brother of Jessica Delos Santos and his two nieces, Ellie & Emma Delos Santos. Junior Loved and was Loved by his girlfriend Cushena Trishai. He is survived by his large...
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Margie Nixon

February 26, 1941 - June 1, 2020

Margie was born in Brownwood, Texas on February 26,1941, to Lonnie & Myrtle Fletcher. She was the youngest of 9 children. She graduated from Rockwall High School in 1959, and married her High School Sweetheart, Clarence, in 1961. She had 2 children, Shannon and Daniel. Margie worked at Collins Radio, was a preschool teacher at Second Baptist Church for many years, and also worked as...
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Aliya Jade Lopez

July 12, 2002 - May 29, 2020

The story of Aliya Jade Aliya (Mia) started her journey on Friday, July 12, 2002 She is the 3rd child but the 1st girl of the Lopez clan. Aliya was full of life. It was a blessing to be in her presence, for she uniquely connected with everyone at the time that they needed with the much needed energy that was lacking in them. This is how she left her mark, a blinding light that could not be...
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Stephen Ronald Hill

December 20, 1977 - May 29, 2020

Captain Stephen Ronald Hill, 42, of Wylie, TX, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Stephen was born on December 20, 1977, in Dallas, TX, to Ron and Mary Hill and grew up in Garland, TX. He joined the Richardson Fire Department in May of 1999. Stephen was a respected Captain at the time of his death. During his career at the Richardson Fire Department,...
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Carl Nash Peavy

November 25, 1941 - May 24, 2020

Carl Nash Peavy; loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, was born on November 25, 1941 in Houston, TX and passed away May 24, 2020 in Garland, TX after a courageous 16 year battle with Parkinson's disease. Carl was a lifelong resident of Garland and graduated from Garland High School in 1960. He received his degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1965. He was a...
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Douglas Blackburn Dillon

May 21, 1936 - May 19, 2020

Douglas Blackburn Dillon went to be with our Lord on May 19, 2020, two days prior to his 84th birthday. He was born May 21, 1936, to Otis and Clarabelle Dillon, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Shortly moving to Kilgore and Gladewater, Texas, Doug's father then secured employment with Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Company and the family moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, in 1939. Doug attended Duncan...
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Thomas Leon Black

February 18, 1944 - May 19, 2020

Thomas Leon "Butch" Black passed away peacefully at his home in Garland, Texas on May 19, 2020. Butch was born in Orange, Texas on February 18, 1944 to Mack Leon Black and Thomas Charline Black. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Harrolyn Fuller Black, and son Allen Roberts, son and daughter-in-law Damon and Sandy Black and sister Jackie Crowley. Butch and Harrolyn were blessed with...
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Kitty Ratliff

February 18, 1958 - May 16, 2020

Kitty Lynn Ratliff age 62 passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 5:58 am at Medical City of Dallas. After two weeks of fighting to overcome complications following a surgical procedure, she was called home to be with our Lord God in Heaven. Although her passing was sudden and unexpected, we know in our hearts that she is now free of pain and now flying with the Angels. Kitty was born February...
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Edward I. Palmer II

August 31, 1941 - May 14, 2020

Mr. Palmer died peacefully on Thursday, May 14th, at his residence. He was born August 31, 1941 in Greenville, Texas. He married Judy Gambrell Palmer on July 15, 1967. She preceded him in death in 1995. Mr. Palmer was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and Texas Christian University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He studied law at the University of Texas at Austin and...
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Raymond Dan Byrd

May 11, 1927 - May 4, 2020

Raymond Dan Byrd of Rowlett Texas, went peacefully to Heaven with his Lord Jesus on Monday, May 4, 2020. Raymond's life began on May 11,1927 when he was born to John Wesley and Jesse Milam Byrd in Memphis, Tennessee. Raymond and his three brothers grew up on Dovecrest Road in a house that each member of the immediate family worked to build together. Raymond came to know Christ at an early age...
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Tommy Ray Kidwell

November 17, 1968 - April 28, 2020

Tom was born November 17, 1968 in Abilene, Texas to Joyce and Kenton Kidwell. Tom fought a valiant fight with a diagnosis of cancer but lost the battle on April 28, 2020. Tom attended school in Abilene, Texas graduating from Cooper High School in 1987 and Abilene Christian University Master's Program in 2016. Tom was employed in the medical field as a Practice Manager for several years,...
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David Leon Webb

August 7, 1943 - April 19, 2020

David Leon Webb August 7, 1943 - April 19, 2020 David Webb of Lucas, TX passed away peacefully at his home on April 19th, 2020 at the age of 76, and was surrounded by family in his final weeks and hours. David was born on August 7, 1943 to Bennie Leon Webb and Anna Maurine Webb. The youngest of three brothers, he grew up in Dallas, TX and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. On...
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James Toner

March 21, 1925 - April 16, 2020

James Henry Toner March 21, 1925 – April 16, 2020. James peacefully entered into the presence of his Lord early Thursday morning, April 16, 2020. James, who went by the name of Jim, had just celebrated his 95th birthday with his loving wife, Shay, his four children, and many of their respective family members on March 21st, 2020. Jim, a second generation American, whose family arrived...
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Tillie Beckmann

January 28, 1943 - April 15, 2020

Tillie Katherene Beckmann "Kathy" Born January 28th, 1943 Entered Eternity on April 15th, 2020 Kathy was born to Herman and Polly Booth in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. She entered this world first of three sisters, followed by Betty and Mary. While working and attending Pepperdine Univesity, she met and married Max Beckmann. They settled in Camarillo, California and had three children; Ralph,...
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Rufus Allen

December 12, 1936 - April 13, 2020

Rufus "Sonny" Walter Allen, Jr., 83, of Garland, TX, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020. He was born on December 12, 1936, to Rufus and Tillie Allen. He was raised in Allen's Chapel Community near Honey Grove, TX and graduated from Honey Grove High School in 1955. Rufus served his country in the National Guard starting in December 1954 and then was called to serve the US Army at Fort...
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Roland Avery Hall

August 11, 1939 - April 6, 2020

Roland Avery Hall was born August 11, 1939 in Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas and passed away at home on April 6, 2020 in Garland, Texas. Roland wed the late Barbara Nell Earley June 29, 1963 in Austin, Texas and were married for 50 years. He is survived by his children Kathy Fields and William Hall; his sister Jeanette Hall Smith; his Sister-in-law Phyllis Earley and Brother-in-law Bob...
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Peter Genera

May 24, 1956 - April 5, 2020

Peter Genera, age 63, of Sachse, TX passed away at home on Sunday, April 5, 2020. He was born May 24, 1956 in San Francisco, CA. He graduated in 1973 from Galileo High School. He attended San Francisco City College and received an Associate Arts degree in the Hotel and Restaurant Program. He met the love of his life, Lourdes Ramos while working at the Westin Paso del Norte Hotel in El Paso TX...
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Claywood Bennett

April 29, 1935 - April 2, 2020

Claywood Bennett, age 84 passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born April 29, 1935 in Fort Worth. His parents, John Claiborne Bennett and Flossie Kathleen Wood Bennett, were long-time residents of Cleburne. He graduated from Cleburne High School in 1953. He received his bachelors from Texas Wesleyan University, attended Emory University in Georgia,...
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Robert Paul Haberstroh

February 6, 1980 - March 24, 2020

Robert P. Haberstroh 1980-2020 Wylie, Texas - Robert P. (Bobby) Haberstroh, 40, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday morning, March 24 after a courageous 12-year battle with cancer. He was born on February 6, 1980 to Robert J. Haberstroh and Elke Klara Bauer in Rhineland, Germany. He was a 1998 graduate of Aledo High School. Robert worked for many years at Citi...
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Ronnie Marvin Bays

August 8, 1935 - March 24, 2020

Ronnie Marvin Bays was born August 8, 1935 in Alexandria, Louisiana and passed away at home on March 24, 2020 in Garland, Texas after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Ronnie accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior on December 20, 1946 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana. Ronnie and his brother, Jerry, walked to church every Sunday. He grew up loving the Lord and later...
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Gerald Raymond Schotthoefer, Jr.

June 10, 1964 - March 18, 2020

Gerald Raymond Schotthoefer Jr. was born June 10, 1964 in Detroit, MI and passed away on March 18, 2020 in Plano, TX. He moved from Michigan to Texas in 1979. He previously worked as a service writer at various Ft. Worth Ford dealerships. He will be remembered for his love of family and friends, passion for old classic rock music, and love of dogs. Preceded in death by mother, E. Joan...
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Shirley McKinney

April 23, 1942 - March 16, 2020

Shirley Jean McKinney, 77, resident of Mesquite, TX, passed peacefully on Monday March 16, 2020, with her loving husband by her side. She was born in Greenville, Tx on April 23, 1942. She was one of two children of Frank and Irene Loftis. Shirley grew up in Garland, TX and attended Garland High School, where she eventually retired from after 28 years of service. Shirley married Charles...
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Dominick Mazza

April 8, 1949 - March 13, 2020

Dominick "Junior" Mazza, 70, went to be with our heavenly Father, surrounded by his family, on Friday March 13, 2020 after complications following a long battle with diabetes. Dom was born on April 8, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey to Dominick and Sylvia Mazza, both of whom preceded him in death, along with his brother Kenneth Mazza. Dominick graduated from Long Branch High School, class of 1967...
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Gene Crawford

July 13, 1929 - March 11, 2020

Gene Crawford died at home on March 11, 2020. The most memorable thing about Gene was his smile. He was always so optimistic. He had a wonderful capacity to love and care for others. He was a friend to many people and enjoyed helping those who needed a hand and would try his best to do repair jobs for neighbors and friends. Gene was a marvelous husband and father and took great care of his...
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Fayna Arzella Lilley

March 29, 1929 - March 10, 2020

Fayna Arzella Jackson Lilley, went to meet her Savior on March 10, 2020. She was born March 29, 1929 in Bennington, Oklahoma to Mack Guvie and Othel Cleo Jackson. Married October 2, 1948 to Barnett Lilley. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband Barnett, her sisters Lota Jackson Hughes, Beulah Kendrick Samford, and Mary Lottie Kendrick Weckter, and grandson, Eric Jackson Lilley. ...
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Larry D Mitchell

February 1, 1941 - March 10, 2020

Larry Douglas Mitchell was born February 1, 1941 in Greenville, TX and passed away on March 10, 2020 in Sachse, TX at his son's home, after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. He was born in Greenville, TX, moved to Garland, TX when he was 5 years old. He went to school and raised a family there before returning to his current home in Greenville in 1984. He worked at Levine's and Drug...
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Lana Woodall

September 1, 1949 - March 7, 2020

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, God stretched out His hand and took her to her eternal home where she received her heavenly body. Lana was born in Altus, OK on September 1, 1949. She was the first of four daughters born to Moss and Dora Freeman. She grew up in Derby, KS until she graduated from high school, then in 1971 she followed her family to Garland, TX. She spent the remainder of her life in...
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John Thomas Spilman

September 27, 1947 - March 6, 2020

Husband, father, and friend passed away in his sleep in the early hours of Friday March 6th after a long battle with dementia. John "Tommy" Spilman was born September 27, 1947 in Raymondville, Texas. The angeliclooking Tommy was forced to take piano lessons, but much preferred to cause mischief receiving regular paddlings. He graduated from Raymondville High School in 1966 at whichwe're told...
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Jimmy Roberts

February 19, 1967 - March 6, 2020

Jimmy Glenn Roberts, age 53, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at PAM Rehabilitation in Allen, TX. Jimmy was born on February 19, 1967 in Dallas, TX to Jimmy and Janice Roberts. He graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School, Dallas, TX in 1985.During all 4 years of high school, Jimmy played baseball, was a member of the varsity baseball team 83-85 as a catcher, and was a bi-district finalist...
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Darrell Wayne Parrish

June 4, 1936 - March 6, 2020

Darrell Wayne Parrish, Sr., 83, of Sachse, Texas, was born in Eden, North Carolina, on June 4, 1936, and passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020, at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, George C. Parrish, Fuchsia Turner Parrish Pickett, and by his son, David Milton Parrish. He is survived by his wife, Annette Dionne Parrish; his children: Cynthia Parrish Miller, sons, Darrell W....
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Donald Nelson Proctor

December 15, 1930 - February 29, 2020

On February 29th, Donald Proctor went to join his wife Carol and son Michael in Heaven. Donald was born in Washington, DC, a 3rd generation native of that city. He lived in and near DC most of his life, until moving to Texas with Carol to be near his eldest son Frank. Don grew up in Washington, DC and joined the Navy during the Korean war. Once discharged, he went to school to learn...
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Betty Jean McKee

December 22, 1946 - February 29, 2020

Betty Jean McKee, 73, of Wills Point, passed away February 29th, 2020, with her family beside her. She was born to the late Eugene and Betty Jo Hammonds, December 22nd, 1946 in McKinney. She married Jim McKee in August of 1996 and they lived together in Lavon until relocating to Wills Point. Betty Jean is survived by her husband, Jim McKee, her 3 children, 2 step children, and her 8...
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Edward Allen Watson

December 21, 1973 - February 26, 2020

Celebration of Life EDWARD ALLEN WATSON BORN 12/21/1973 IN HOUSTON TX.HE RECENTLY PASSED AWAY ON2/26/2020 PEACEFULLY AT HIS MOTHERS HOME IN GARLAND,TX. AROUND SIX PM.HE WAS SICK FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS DUE TO HEART COMPLICATIONS. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER DORA WATSON AND DECEASED FATHER DICK WATSON,HIS TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS JULIA AND MADELINE GRISAFFI,HIS TWO GRANDSONS LANDON...
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Marjorie Hughes-Roberts

July 27, 1947 - February 26, 2020

Marjorie Hughes-Roberts, 72 years young, Sachse, TX, passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 26, 2020. She was a Bermuda native and lived in the USA for 53 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, nana, aunt and friend as she didn't know a stranger. Ms. Marjorie had such an uncanny ability to make all her peers through work and personal life part of her family. She...
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Diane Griffin

January 19, 1957 - February 24, 2020

Diane "Utley" Griffin, daughter of the late Junior G. Utley and lesbie C. Utley, was born in Hayti, Missouri on January 19, 1957 and departed this life at Methodist Richardson Health Center in Richardson, Texas on Monday February 24, 2020 at the age of 63, with her loving husband and friends by her side. Mrs. Griffin was a homemaker and former telecommunications worker. She was united in...
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Barbara Ulfsparre

May 3, 1931 - February 23, 2020

In the early morning hours of Sunday February 23, 2020, Barbara Ann Ulfsparre passed peacefully in her sleep. She will rest eternally with Lars Ulfsparre, her husband of 42 years. Lars preceded her with his death in 1995. A form of dementia slowly began settling in over Barbara almost nine years ago, ultimately limiting her ability to entirely care for herself. After a period of assisted...
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Marjorie Lou King

November 21, 1934 - February 23, 2020

As Hebrews 13:14 says, "For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven." Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing our sweet Margie King knows that's she lived every day according to this verse. Her mission in life was to bring as many people to our Lord as possible. Whether that was showing His love through quilting for the Linus Project and other loved...
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Betty Lou Daugherty

October 2, 1930 - February 22, 2020

Elizabeth Louise "Betty Lou" Daugherty, 89, of Sachse, TX, passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 22, 2020. She lived 40 years in Southern California and 25 years in Tucson, AZ. Betty Lou was born on October 2, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA, to Arthur and Florence (Graham) Dacey. She was the youngest, and last surviving, of five children: Arthur, Jr. (died in infancy), Jeanne...
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Donald Fay Bennett

April 17, 1935 - February 14, 2020

Donald Fay Bennett, age 84, of Plano, Texas went home to be with the Lord on February 14, 2020. He was born on April 17th, 1935 in Flint, Michigan to Fay and Edna Bennett. Don graduated from Flushing High School in 1953 and upon graduation he went directly into the United States Marine Corp. He was active duty for 19 years, 9 months, and 3 days. During his several tours in Vietnam Don was...
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Veva Carolyn Proctor

October 27, 1935 - February 13, 2020

Carolyn was born to her parents, Robert and Irene Fulton in Crawford, MS. Carol as her family and friends knew her, was the first girl and 6th child of 11. She had 5 older brothers, 2 younger sisters and 3 younger brothers. She graduated from Brooksville High, MS in 1953 and moved to Washington, DC shortly after. She married her husband of 64 years, Donald N Proctor in 1955. This union produced 3...
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Don Francis

March 18, 1948 - February 12, 2020

Don C. Francis died Wednesday, February 12th, at Mesquite Specialty Hospital in Mesquite, Texas. Our Lord and Savior escorted him to his heavenly home at 2:30 p.m. Don was born March 18, 1948 to Roy and Eva Francis in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Don graduated in 1966 from McGhee High School in McGhee, Arkansas, and graduated in 1971 from Arkansas A&M in Monticello, Arkansas. Don worked for McGhee...
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Nicolas R. Flores

September 10, 1935 - February 10, 2020

Nicolas R. Flores age 84 entered into rest on February 10, 2020 in Dallas, TX. Nicolas was born to Manuel and Trinidad Flores in San Antonio, TX on September 10,1935. He will be deeply missed by his loving family, his devoted friends, and all the wonderful individuals who knew and loved him.
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Clay Thomas Chapman

February 3, 2009 - February 7, 2020

Clay Thomas Chapman, 11, of Lucas, Texas passed away Friday February 7, 2020 in McKinney, Texas. Clay was born on February 3, 2009 in Dallas, Texas to Justin and Ann (Thompson) Chapman. He is survived by his parents, 1 sister; Sydney Chapman, 1 brother; Cole Chapman, Grandparents; Mary Thompson and Mel and Sylvia Chapman. Services entrusted to Charles W. Smith & Sons of Sachse, Texas.
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Mary Jean Boswell

August 18, 1939 - February 4, 2020

Mary Jean Boswell age 80 passed away peacefully on February 4, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. She had fought a long hard battle with cancer and heart problems for the last 12 years. Born August 18, 1939 in Dangerfield, Texas. Born to Grady Nickle McGee from Linden, Texas and Margery Elizabeth Smith from Dangerfield, Texas. Mary Jean was born in the family home in Dangerfield. She...
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Susan Burns

September 4, 1968 - January 27, 2020

On Monday, January 27, 2020, Susan Marie Burns, mother, daughter and sister, passed away peacefully at the age of 51 years, surrounded by friends and family. Susan attended Texas Womens University in Denton and graduated in 1995 with a degree in nursing. Immediately after graduation, she began her 25 year nursing career at Baylor Hospital in Dallas and later transferred to Baylor Scott &...
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Flonoya "Fluty" Lon Coldwell

February 25, 1932 - January 27, 2020

Flonoya Lon Coldwell was born in the family home on February 25, 1932 to Ola Wynne and Marvin Elmon Hall. The family lived in Garland, Texas where she proudly called home for all of her 87 years. She went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Flonoya, known to most as Fluty, Granny to her family, was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don of 56 years...
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Brenda Joyce Brown

February 8, 1954 - January 23, 2020

Brenda "JOYce" Brown, 65, passed away surrounded by her family, on January 23, 2020. Joyce was born in Borger, Texas on February 8, 1954. She and the love of her life, Jimmy Brown, eloped on February 16, 1970. Joyce was a selfless wife and mother of six, with an amazing capacity to love. Her love and joy could be palpably felt by all who knew her and met her. Her greatest loves included her...
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Joseph Wayne Spraggins

July 20, 1924 - January 22, 2020

Joseph Wayne Spraggins, 95, of Murphy, passed away January 22, 2020 at Methodist Richardson Hospital after a brief illness. Wayne was born in Montgomery, Alabama on July 20, 1924 to Tom and Claudie Spraggins. He graduated from Sydney Lanier High School in 1942 and from Auburn University in 1948 with a degree in Business Administration. Wayne was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy...
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Angel Barba

March 29, 1972 - January 20, 2020

Angel Barba passed away on January 20, 2020. He was an incredible husband to his wife Jackie and father to his 8 children: Andrew, Amanda, Anna, Aidan, Amaris, Aaron, Ariel, and Adam. He believed and raised his children showing them that the best could be achieved with hard work and dedication as seen with his nearly 15 years of service to the City of Sachse. He was a man of many skills, from...
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Ima "Jean" Wyatt

January 16, 1935 - January 19, 2020

Ima Jean Wyatt passed away January 19, 2020, at Methodist Richardson Hospital. Jean was born in Brownwood, Texas on January 16, 1935, and was a graduate of Early High School. She was also a long-time employee of Kraft Foods in Garland Texas, working there for 32 years until her retirement. Jean was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her kindness and helping hand was...
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Albert Dinicola

July 23, 1937 - January 15, 2020

Albert Valentino DiNicola, 82, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. Albert was born July 23, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Eleanor (DeMayo) and Albert DiNicola. He attended high school in Springfield, Pennsylvania. On December 3, 1966, he married his lovely wife Theresa (Roney) DiNicola in Dallas. Albert had several successful...
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Patricia Ann Benefiel

March 1, 1947 - January 12, 2020

Patricia Ann Benefiel, 72, of Garland, Texas, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Medical City in Dallas, Texas. The memorial service will be held at Victory Baptist Church, 6821 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75088. Pastor Terry Smith will be officiating. Patricia was born in San Bernardino, California on March 1,1947. She graduated from Palmdale High School in 1965 and continued to...
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Joe Dale Doak

May 31, 1935 - January 6, 2020

Joe Dale Doak, age 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 6, 2020. Although he currently lived in Wylie, Texas, he was born on May 31, 1935 to Gerald and Lillian (Moss) Doak in Wellman, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, and their daughter Stefanie and her husband, Stephen. It was in 1955 that he met and married the love...
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Rosemary Richmond

May 27, 1926 - January 2, 2020

Rosemary Richmond, 93, passed away peacefully at Garnet Hill Nursing Home in Wylie, Texas on January 2, 2020. She was born on May 27, 1926 in Dallas, Texas to J. Vernon Miller and Katie Irene Cox. She is survived by daughter Melinda McPhail and husband Dr. Melvin McPhail of Wylie, Texas; Grandchildren Brett McPhail and wife Jaime of Wylie, Texas. Adam McPhail and wife Holly of The Woodlands,...
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Gloria Trask

April 9, 1951 - January 1, 2020

Gloria Jean Page Trask, age 68 of Wylie, TX peacefully passed on to eternity January 1, 2020. Born April 9, 1951 she was one of nine children of late parents Andrew and Emma Joseph Page. Gloria later graduated with a Degree from prestigious Northwestern University of Louisiana in 1973. Next, she relocated to Tacoma, WA and worked for Tacoma Pierce County CU in 1974 only to return to Louisiana...
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Roger Dewey White

January 31, 1944 - December 29, 2019

Roger Dewey White, age 75 of Murphy, Texas, passed away unexpected, on Sunday December 29, 2019. Roger was born in Galveston, Texas, on January 31, 1944, to Edgar White and his wife, Lois. Roger was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering. During Roger's working years, he had a career in Defense at Texas Instruments, and later Raytheon, as...
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Robbie Kay Robison

February 4, 1949 - December 26, 2019

Robbie Kay Robison, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 26, 2019. Robbie was born in McKinney, TX, on February 4, 1949 to Claud and Bobbie Robison. Robbie is survived by her sons; Paul Robison and wife Jennifer, Eric Robison and wife Samantha; nieces Corey Adams, Jessica Joyner; grandchildren Carleigh, Brooks, Jackson, Emma, and numerous great nieces and nephews. She was preceded...
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Phillip Allen Tull

May 18, 1958 - December 18, 2019

Phillip (Phil) Allen Tull, 61, a follower of Christ was called by the Lord on December 18, 2019. Born and raised in Houston, he moved to Dallas in 1985. He was a virtuoso musician and loved playing the guitar which he started playing at the age of 8. Phil was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Sachse where he played in the Praise band. It was what filled him with Spirit, and he looked...
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Paul Baker

October 26, 1937 - December 17, 2019

Paul Baker, a Garland native, was born at home on Third Street, as he called it, on Tuesday, October 26, 1937. He was the third of four sons born to mother, Ruby Anderson Baker, and father, Andy Frank Baker. Paul attended elementary and middle schools in Garland; and graduated from Garland High School in 1956. He loved the lifelong friendships he made with his many classmates; and he loved...
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Larry Jenkins

November 26, 1939 - December 16, 2019

Jenkins, Larry G, 80, of Holly Lake Ranch, TX and long-time resident of Garland, TX passed away December 16, 2019. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 3, at 1:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8200 Devonshire Ln, Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX; First Presbyterian Church, Garland, TX; or The Hospice of East...
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Eula Mae Mitchell

April 6, 1941 - December 12, 2019

Eula Mae Mitchell (better known as Mom, Granny or Auntie) passed away peacefully at 11:12PM on December 12, 2019 in Sachse, Texas surrounded by her family after a long battle with dementia. She is survived by her "Dearest Darling" husband Larry Mitchell, her sons James Welk & wife Shaney, Larry "Dewayne" Mitchell & wife Cyndi. Her 4 grandchildren Amber & Chris O'Grady, Devon, Shelby & Jake...
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Ray Andrews

February 23, 1959 - December 12, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Johnnie Ray Andrews, passed away at the age of 60. Ray was born on February 23, 1959 in Rockwall, Texas to Bonnie Harper and Leonard Cornelius. He grew up alongside his 2 brothers, Mathew and Mark and sister, Audrey. He graduated from Patagonia High School in 1977 and later attended and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in 1984. In 1982 Ray met Donna Mae...
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Tina Boyd

April 13, 1954 - December 11, 2019

Tina Paulette Boyd, age 65, of Sachse, Texas, passed away at Methodist Hospital in Richardson on December 11, 2019 after a two year battle with liver disease. Tina was born on April 13, 1954 in Farmersville, Texas to Julius Frankie "Sonny" and Odie Cleon Hall. Tina, "Little Sis," grew up burning the rubber of Highway 78 with older brother JF Hall and little brother, Norman Hall. Tina...
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Jewel Mae Vaughn

April 17, 1945 - December 11, 2019

Jewel Mae Vaughn, a resident of Garland, TX, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Jewel was born on April 17, 1945, in Santa Maria, CA. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Jerry Vaughn. Her family was her world and she leaves behind three children; Jerry Vaughn, Jr. and wife Amy; Sherri Damlow and husband Alvin; and Mark Vaughn and wife Christa...
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Eddie Wayne Allen

May 2, 1938 - December 8, 2019

Eddie Wayne Allen, age 81, went to be with Jesus on December 8th, 2019. Born on May 2, 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas to Wayne and Ina Allen. He grew up in the Fort Worth area and graduated from Birdville High School, where he met his loving wife of 58 years, Carolyn Esther Gibbons and his two life-long best friends and future brothers-in-law Billy and Lee Gibbons. He graduated from Arlington State...
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