Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home

Anderson-Clayton offers several locations for Texas families to plan their funeral arrangements. We have a simple goal: to continuously provide services to meet the individual needs of every family we serve and to ensure they are comfortable and secure with the choices they make. To us, what we do is more than just a business—it's a commitment to care. At our Anderson-Clayton Bros. funeral homes, we believe that every life is unique. Every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their final arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting any of our locations. ANDERSON-CLAYTON BROS. FUNERAL HOME HIGHLAND MEMORIAL GARDENS-TERRELL Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home first opened in 1927 and has been at its present location since 1978. The Terrell location proudly serves families of Kaufman County with the philosophy of “Service Above Self.” Conveniently located off Highway 80 on West Nash Street, Anderson-Clayton has one of the largest facilities in the area. The funeral home features a lovely chapel with seating for up to 325 guests and additional seating for 60 family members. Two beautifully decorated visitation rooms offer comfort to those in need. The spacious lobby helps to accommodate gatherings whether large or small. The stateroom is available to enable families to personalize the service with photos and other items to remember loved ones. Highland Memorial Gardens The Terrell location is conveniently located near Highland Memorial Gardens, which means families can plan all funeral and cemetery arrangements from one location. Highland Memorial Gardens offers many options from traditional ground burial to mausoleum entombment. Highland is a true perpetual care cemetery, which means the grounds will be beautifully maintained for generations to come.


Our Obituaries

Mary Woods

November 20, 1923 - January 10, 2018

Mary Woods peacefully passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born to James & Grace Thompson in Coalmont, Indiana.Mary was known to her family as, Mimi. Mimi was always the type of woman that put her family first. She was an excellent cook, maintained an orderly home with three kids, and had a career too. Home and family was high on her priority list. She always adored...
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Janet Mae Cernosek

December 5, 1938 - December 27, 2017

Janet Mae Cernosek passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Terrell, TX at the age of 79. She was born to James Compton & Edith Baker in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ron Cernosek; brother, James Thomas Compton; & sister, Patricia Ellen Daley Willauer.Janet is survived by her daughter, Ellen Henley & husband William Scott; son, John...
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Betty Betty Conine

March 7, 1943 - December 26, 2017

“In Memory of a loving Wife, Mother, Sister & Grandmother”Frances Betty Conine passed away December 26, 2017 in Dallas, TX at the age of 74. She was born March 7, 1943 to JB & Lillian Dawkins in Winters, TX.She is preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Eddie Ray Hyer Jr. & great grandchild, Bryson Hyer.Betty is survived by her husband, Jerry Conine; children, Eddie...
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Becky Ann Fortner

July 21, 1962 - November 13, 2017

Becky Ann Fortner passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 in Kaufman, TX at the age of 55. She was born to James & Betty Scarbrough on July 21, 1962 in Greenville, TX.One of Becky’s favorite things was chocolate milk. Her family would often buy her chocolate syrup for Christmas. Becky, most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.She was preceded in death by her parents, & one...
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Vinis Leon Burgess

August 21, 1931 - September 29, 2017

V. Leon Burgess passed away from this life on Friday, September 29, 2017, in Kaufman, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Grapevine, Texas on August 21, 1931, Leon was 86 years old.He served in the Army in the 1950’s and married the love of his life, Faye Burgess, in 1960. Faye and Leon were married for 53 years until her passing in 2013. He retired from Continental Airlines...
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Henry Lucian Clayton

April 3, 1938 - September 20, 2017

Henry Lucian Clayton, 87, went to his heavenly home on September 20, 2017 while surrounded by his family. Henry was born to Bishop and Mollie Jewell Clayton on April 3, 1930, in Rosser, Texas. On Sept. 4, 1948, Henry married the love of his life, Ellie Geneva Fortner. Their 66-year marriage served as a shining example of love and companionship. They were faithful members of The Kaufman Church of...
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James Moody Boyd

November 25, 1924 - September 4, 2017

Funeral services for James Moody Boyd, age 92, of Kaufman Texas will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 202 South Washington Street, Kaufman TX with Reverend Dr. Brent Gentzel officiating. Military graveside honors will follow at Kemp Cemetery with Phillip Randall, Timothy Randall, Stephen Randall, Jason Fuqua, John Davis, and Wallace Boyd as...
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Margarita R. Mendoza

April 15, 1948 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson - Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kaufman, TX.
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Barbara Adeline Baker

August 17, 1941 - July 23, 2017

After a lengthy illness, Barbara Adeline Baker, 75, passed away July 23, 2017. She was born on August 17, 1941 to William Edward and Eula Floy Phipps Morris who preceded her in death. A long time resident of both Sanderson, TX and Brackettville, TX, she is survived by her husband, Bill, sons, Wesley and TJ, (Heidi) all of Seagoville, TX, sister, Betty Janice Harrison of San Antonio, TX,...
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Mary M. Stastny

April 14, 1918 - June 28, 2017

Mary Martha Stastny, age 99, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Kaufman. She was born to John and Rosie (Morlik) Pucelik. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband, Joe, farmed and raised livestock in the Lone Star Community for many years. Mary was very skilled at embroidery, crocheting and sewing and loved creating beautiful clothing, quilts and decorative...
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Harry Brent

November 21, 1949 - June 12, 2017

Harry Lynn Brent passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 in Kaufman, TX at the age of 67. He was born to Rex Herron Brent and Leona Lillian Brent on November 21, 1949 in Durant, OK.Harry served in the U.S. Navy starting as an Ensign in 1972. He then became a Fighter Pilot & trained other pilots to fly Fighter Jets. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant. He also owned Pawn Shops in Dallas ...
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James Curtis Moorman

August 29, 1934 - June 11, 2017

James Curtis Moorman-Age 82Born August 29, 1934 in Carroll County Mississippi, moved to Texas in 1955, lived in Dallas and Frankston, TX for several years, and finally lived in Kaufman TX for the past 28 years.He is preceded in death by his parents Jesse James Moorman and Charlie Homer Narmour Moorman, 3 brothers-Russell Moorman of Buffalo, TX, Junior Moorman of Greenwood, MS, and Charles Moorman...
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Andres R. Fuentes

November 30, 1943 - June 11, 2017

Andres Fuentes passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Kaufman, TX at the age of 73. He was born on November 30, 1943 to Francisco Fuentes and Maria Graciela Rodriguez Fuentes.Andres married Cruz Elida Martinez on August 6, 1964. They came to America in July of 1967 and made their home in Kaufman, TX. He worked as a Farm Hand for over 10 years for the Jews Ranch in Peel Town, TX. He retired from...
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Dorothy Cates Stripling

April 27, 1916 - June 9, 2017

Dorothy Cates Stripling, 101, died on June 9, in Richardson, Texas. She was born to Minnie and H.P. Cates on April 27, 1916 in Kaufman County, Texas. Dorothy graduated from Kaufman High School in 1934, and on August 28, 1937, she married Wilton Woodrow (Buddy) Stripling, who preceded her in death in 1991. Dorothy was a native Texan, living in Dallas, Houston, New Boston, Tyler and Plano before...
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Eva Ruth Gronewald

January 31, 1928 - May 19, 2017

Eva Ruth GronewaldRuth Gronewald, 89, passed away May 19, 2017, in a nursing home in Carthage, Texas. She was born January 31, 1928, to David J. and Eva Coil Wren in Kaufman County, where she resided all but the last five years of her life. Ruth married Fred Gronewald, Jr., on November 9, 1946. She worked as a nurse for more than 30 years in Kaufman. She loved her family and community. She was a...
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Laretta Irene Cain

July 11, 1946 - May 16, 2017

Laretta Irene Cain was called home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Laretta was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 11, 1946 to Ora Melton Hawes and Mary Oakes Hawes. She was a very loving and giving person who would gladly help anyone in need. Laretta was a life-long member and supporter of AmVets. Some of her favorite activities were bowling,...
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Allen Rodgers Old

August 23, 1936 - April 27, 2017

Allen Rodgers Old, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on April 27, 2017. He was born August 23, 1936 to Allen Old, Sr and Minnie Bell (Hutto) Old in Hill County, TX. His parents preceded him in death. Rodgers married Bennie Young on February 1, 1957 in Gainesville Texas.Rodgers served in the Air Force from 1957 thru 1961. He was employed as an Auto Pound Supervisor with the...
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Betty Ruth Webb-Richie

September 2, 1925 - April 19, 2017

Betty Ruth Hardin Webb-Richie was born in Royse City, Texas on September 2, 1925 to Mollie Bet and Joe Blackburn Hardin of Tennessee. She married James Bert Webb on December 23, 1944 in the Hardin home and lived in Nevada, Texas. She married John Lincoln Richie in 2006.Betty Ruth Webb-Richie is preceded in death by her parents Mollie Bet and Joe Blackburn Hardin, her sister, Bonnie Lou Price,...
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Cleo Langle

August 30, 1932 - April 18, 2017

Cleo Langle was born August 30, 1932, the son of Grover D. and Eliza Jane (Mask) Langle at Salem, Arkansas and departed this life at the age of 84 years in Forney, Tx at 9:30 PM on April 18, 2017.He was united in marriage on June 9, 1954 to Mary Alice (Whiteside) Langle. He is survived by his wife and sons: Cleo Ray Langle and wife Leisa of Scurry, Texas; Ronald Dean Langle and wife Brenda of...
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Bobby Jerome Laswell

May 20, 1959 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson - Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kaufman, TX.
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Priscilla Z. HUGHES

September 5, 1934 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson - Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kaufman, TX.
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Ruby L. BALLARD

April 19, 1929 - February 23, 2017

Ruby Lucille Ballard, 87, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017 in Kaufman, TX. She was born to George and Edith (Willoughby) Mageors on April 19, 1929 in Ennis, TX. Ruby was a very sweet lady that will be remembered for her quiet and unassuming manner. Having lived in Kaufman most of her life, she enjoyed working in her yard and usually always had a “pot of beans” and...
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Jerry Don Williams

May 30, 1945 - February 20, 2017

Jerry Don Williams passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 in Kaufman, TX at the age of 71. He was born to I.N. Williams & Lennie (Mccormack) Williams on May 30, 1945 in Cash, TX.J.D. married the love of his life Melvadean in Dallas, TX on October 16, 1964. He was a truck driver for Sears for 22 years and Acme Brick for 12 years. He loved to fish & hunt. He also enjoyed shopping at...
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Maxine McGee

December 27, 1935 - January 13, 2017

Maxine McGee, age 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, January 13, 2017. Maxine was born in Stanton, Texas to the late L.Z. and Grace (Hughes) Gotcher. She married the love of her life, Walter C. McGee, on December 3, 1953 in Kermit, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Maxine loved reading, gardening and crafting in addition to being a wonderful seamstress...
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Martha Ann Pool

September 28, 1929 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson - Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kaufman, TX.
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Glenda Sipriano

June 27, 1940 - November 28, 2016

Glenda was born on June 27, 1940 in Crescent Heights to parents Willie Myer and Kathryn Inez (Wright) Dosser and entered into eternal rest on November 28, 2016 at the age of 76. Glenda loved to shop; especially on QVC. She enjoyed being outdoors, working in her flower garden. Glenda loved her animals; she had quite a diversified group, including cats, dogs, miniature horses and cattle. She...
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Claire Bradicich

July 23, 1918 - November 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson - Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kaufman, TX.
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Bobby Jerome Laswell

January 22, 1939 - November 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson - Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kaufman, TX.
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Manuel Santana Landa

August 17, 1944 - October 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson - Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kaufman, TX.
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Freddy Gonzales

August 16, 1954 - October 19, 2016

Freddy Gonzales passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the age of 62. Freddy was born to Crescencia Torres & Arthur Gonzales August 16, 1954.Some of Freddy’s hobbies included playing volleyball, softball, & football. He loved rooting for his favorite team the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed going to the lake and spending time with his grandkids.Preceding him in death are his...
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Novella Shaddock

September 21, 1925 - September 23, 2016

Novella Shaddock passed away September 23, 2016 at the age of 91. She was born on September 21, 1925 to AJ and Geneva Huckalby in Greenway, Arkansas.Preceding Novella in death is her husband, Marcus T. Shaddock; mother, Geneva Huckalby; father, AJ Huckalby; son, Thomas James; sister, Betty Dalton; daughter-in-law, Donna Shaddock; son-in-law, James Ronal Gould. She is survived by her son, Marcus...
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Michael Anthony Sipriano

November 21, 1961 - September 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson - Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kaufman, TX.
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Shirley Joyce Eppler

November 29, 1936 - September 16, 2016

Shirley Joyce Eppler passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at the age of 79. She was born on November 29, 1936 to Altus Cates and Modena Clayton in Terrell, Texas.Shirley worked for Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation for 14 years and she also worked for Crowley First United Methodist Church for 10 years. She loved classic movies, reading, going to the movies, spending time with her great...
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Andrew Layden

July 1, 1930 - August 3, 2016

Andrew James (Jay) passed away peacefully August 3, 2016. He is the son of Gertrude Campbell Layden and Martin Patrick Layden. He was born July 1, 1930 in Forney, Texas. He graduated from Forney High School in 1947. He attended his freshman year at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, the year it opened. He graduated from Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama in 1951. He entered the United...
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Evelyn F. REZNICEK

June 3, 1924 - July 7, 2016

Evelyn Francis Reznicek died Thursday July 7th 2016 in Terrell, Texas. She was born in Oscar, TX on June 3rd, 1927 to John and Frances Stastny. Her family knew her as a person who always wanted people to feel loved. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing. Evelyn also liked to listen to czech music and cooking for her loved ones. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Kaufman....
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Frank A. SCHOENLE

July 6, 1933 - June 5, 2016

Pastor Frank August Schoenle went to be with his Lord on June 5th, surrounded by his loving family. Pastor Frank and his wife Nancy, of 38 years, resided in Kemp TX where he was the Founder and Senior Pastor of Love Fellowship Church in Kauffman for more than 30 years and as Chaplin for the Kaufman Presbyterian Hospital for much of that time. Born in Warren, PA on July 6, 1933 to...
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Scott Henry Trail

March 15, 1923 - May 8, 2016

Scott H. Trail, Jr., age 93, of Kaufman passed away on May 8, 2016 in Rowlett, Texas. Scotty was born March 15, 1923 to Scott H. and Essie Lee “Beckie” (Beckworth) Trail in Forney, Texas. He grew up in Kaufman County and after graduation from Kaufman High School attended Texas A & M before joining the Army Air Corps as an instructor pilot during World War II. After the war, he...
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Michael Vining

August 23, 1941 - March 17, 2016

Floyd Michael Vining “Mitch”, 74, passed away on March 17, 2016 in Kaufman, Texas. He was born in Forest, Louisiana to Mike Lee and Stella Vining on August 23, 1941. After searching for the right soul mate Mitch finally found his “bestest friend” Leona and married on October 31, Halloween night. They said their vows dressed in black, all because they knew the meaning was...
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Beatrice Lambarria

July 1, 1951 - March 15, 2016

Beatrice G. Lambarria, 64, passed away on March 15, 2016 in Kaufman, Texas. She was born in Kemp, Texas to Arturo and Cresencia on July 1, 1951. In 1980 Beatrice found the love of her life, Alifonso Lambarria, and spent over 30 wonderful years together. “Bee” as most of her family and friends called her worked for 15 years as one of the head cooks at Moon’s in Kaufman, Texas....
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Marcella Nadine Cain

August 22, 1920 - March 8, 2016

Marcella Nadine (Robertson) Cain, “Memie”, 95, of Kaufman, Texas is home at last! On March 8, 2016, it was finally ‘her turn’ to go to heaven to be with Jesus...an event that she had anticipated for a very long time.She was born on August 22, 1920 in Fannin County, Texas to Leonard Lee Robertson and Lucy Ardell (Walker) Robertson. She loved to tell the story of how the...
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Sue Reschke

April 5, 1934 - March 6, 2016

Mary Sue Reschke (Howard), 81, of Scurry, TX made her journey home on March 6, 2016. She was born in Kaufman, TX on April 5, 1934 to James and Bessie Howard. Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Thomas Reschke, a daughter Cathy Haisler and a granddaughter Anjela Sorrells. Those left to cherish her memory are: daughter Linda McClury and husband Robert of Dallas, TX; Son William...
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Jo Nell Smelker

September 25, 1934 - February 5, 2016

The bingo halls of Heaven have welcomed in a new winner, Jo Nell (Sloan) Smelker. She passed away at the age of 81 on February 5, 2016 in Kaufman, TX. Jo Nell was born on September 25, 1934 to William Kelsey and Winnie (Brewer) Sloan in Grays Prairie, TX. Jo Nell was raised in the Grays Prairie and Scurry areas before making her home in Kaufman, TX. She worked all of her life, in and around...
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Shannon Hulsey Dunn

March 2, 1964 - December 1, 2015

Shannon was born in Dallas, TX and died peacefully at home in Kaufman, Texas with Sally and Randy Byrne by her side. She attended St. Gertrude’s School in Washington, D.C. and was a founding member and lifelong resident of the Brookwood Community in Brookshire, TX. She was preceded in by her parents Sara H. Dunn LaDue and Timothy H. Dunn, sister Olive Dinwiddie Blake and brother Gray...
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Merl Newton Reynolds

September 14, 1948 - October 30, 2015

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James David Walker

April 15, 1941 - October 29, 2015

James David Walker, 74, of Scurry, TX. died Thursday 10/29/15 at Presbyterian Hospital in Rockwall, TX. Preceding him in death are his parents JD and Leona Walker. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Barbara Walker, his daughter Beverly Tillery & her husband Jerry of Justin, TX, son James Walker and his wife Kelli of Kaufman, TX, daughter Susan Flores and her husband David of Forney, TX,...
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James David Walker

April 15, 1941 - October 29, 2015

James David Walker, 74, of Scurry, TX. died Thursday 10/29/15 at Presbyterian Hospital in Rockwall, TX. Preceding him in death are his parents JD and Leona Walker. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Barbara Walker, his daughter Beverly Tillery & her husband Jerry of Justin, TX, son James Walker and his wife Kelli of Kaufman, TX, daughter Susan Flores and her husband David of Forney, TX,...
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Timoteo Martinez

January 24, 1947 - October 28, 2015

Mr. Timoteo Martinez passed away at the age of 68 at his home on the morning of Wednesday, October 28th at 10:30AM, after an aggressive battle with cancer. Timoteo was born on January 24, 1947 in Aguacatillos, San Luis Potosi, México. Timoteo resided in Kaufman, TX for 40+ years. He is survived by his siblings, children: Mario, Maria, Paula, Antonio, and Pedro. His grandchildren: Elias,...
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Annetta Yvonne McCormick

May 5, 1939 - October 12, 2015

Heaven received a new angel! Annetta Yvonne McCormick completed her earthly journey and began her Heavenly journey on Monday October 12, 2015. She was born in Dallas, Texas and as a teenager her family moved to Irving, Texas, where she attended Irving High school, married and raised a family. Yvonne worked for the Irving Independent School System and was “The Lunch Lady” at both...
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Lula Thela Wilson

June 30, 1933 - October 6, 2015

Lula Thela Wilson, 82, of Kaufman, TX passed away on October 6, 2015. She was born to William Franklin and Nancy Ann Elizabeth Parson on June 30, 1933 in Styx, TX. Lula was a strong – hard working person. She worked as a sales associate at several different companies but did anything she could to provide for her family. “Granny G”, as her grandkids and great-grandkids came...
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Sallie Vernell Bolt

August 6, 1936 - August 17, 2015

Sallie Vernell Bolt, of Kaufman, Texas passed away on August 17, 2015 at the age of 79. Vernell was born on August 6, 1936 in Frost, Texas to Henry Floyd Harris and Margie Whitfield, both of whom preceded her in death along with two of Vernell’s brothers, her husband, Joseph Bolt Sr. and her son, Joseph Bolt Jr. Memaw, as her grandchildren called her, enjoyed watching westerns, especially...
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Annabelle Rogue Mendoza

April 29, 2015 - August 1, 2015

Annabelle Rouge Mendoza, a beautiful little girl from Kaufman, TX, passed away on August 1, 2015. She was born on April 29, 2015 to Mianna Gutierrez and Lio Mendoza. She was a very happy girl who had the biggest smile on her face all the time. Her family caller her "Pooh Bear" and even at a young age was already getting sassy with her momma. The family will celebrate Annabelle's...
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Harriett K. Gordon

March 4, 1940 - June 11, 2015

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Wanda C. Austin

May 19, 1938 - May 31, 2015

Wanda C. Austin, 77, of Forney, TX, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2015. Wanda was born on May 19, 1938 to Robert Bass and Suzie Bogard in Edgewood Texas. Wanda was a hard worker and always active, wanting something to do. She spent time in her yard, tending to her flower beds and gardening. She loved attending and serving her church. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Alba before...
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Abraham Sandoval

October 9, 1963 - May 2, 2015

Abraham Sandoval, 51, falleció el 2 de mayo del 2015. Abraham nació en Veracruz, Mexico el 9 de octubre del 1963 a sus padres Miguel Sandoval y Candelaria Hernandez. Lo más importante para “Papi” fue su familia. Él fue un esposo, padre, hermano e hijo amoroso. El amo a su esposa Lidia por 30 años. El inculco en su familia el tener honor en todo lo...
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Diane Alice Floyd

January 1, 1949 - April 23, 2015

Diane A. Floyd, 66, of Crandall, TX passed away in her home on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Diane was born in Lakewood Township, NJ and lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and South Carolina before moving to Texas in 2001.She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Irma Bruschini. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Floyd, of Crandall, TX; her aunt, Elise Hanson, of Wilmette, IL...
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Glenda E. Sills

May 3, 1938 - April 9, 2015

Glenda Sills, 76 of Wills Point, TX, passed from this life on April 9, 2015. She was born on May 3, 1938 in San Antonio, TX to Clyde and Verda Hussey. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leon Sills; daughter Lavonne Gene Sills; brothers J.P Hussey, Travis Hussey and Roy Hussey; sisters Maggie Davis and Nell Hussey; and great-great grandchildren Payson and Mayson Parson. Those left...
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Mary M. Bow

January 26, 1920 - April 1, 2015

Mrs. Mary Stroman Bow, longtime resident of Kaufman, passed away April 1, 2015 to join her Savior in Heaven. She was born Jan. 26, 1920 in the Blackjack Community, Tx where she grew up until moving to Kaufman. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur Bow, three daughters: Roberta, Hazel and Naomi and granddaughter, Lisa Yates and all of her siblings except one sister.Mary...
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Roy Eugene DeLeon

August 12, 1955 - March 31, 2015

After a two year battle with ALS, Roy Deleon went home on March 31, 2015. He was 59 years old. Roy was born in Galveston and later settled in San Antonio. After high school he moved to Dallas where he eventually met the person he was meant to be with, Medrith Rhotenberry. They have been together for 34 years. Roy is preceded in death by his older brother Jessie Deleon and survived by his...
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Pansy June Macon

December 16, 1933 - March 23, 2015

Pansy (Pat) June “Sanders” Macon passed away on March 23, 2015 in McKinney, TX where she had been a resident of Stonefield Assisted Living Center for the past 3 years. She was born to Grady and Gladys Sanders on December 16, 1933 in Rusk County, TX. Pansy was a loving Mom and Granny. Pansy resided in Ola, just outside of Kaufman, for 10 years. She spent a lot of her time, when she...
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Harleigh Anne Grace Bailey

February 21, 2015

The family of Harleigh Ann Grace Bailey will be having a memorial service on February 27, 2015 in the chapel of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home starting at 2:00pm. Interment will follow at the Morrow Chapel Cemetery in Ola, TX.
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Alpha Floyd

July 27, 1923 - February 4, 2015

Alpha Lavinia Floyd, 91, of Kaufman, TX went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2015. She was born to Jessie Carlton and Elsie (Jordan) Kyser on July 27, 1923 in Cedarvale, TX. Alpha married the love of her life, Jim Roland Floyd, and they were married 45 years before he passed away. Alpha, known as “Momma” loved to cook and sew. She would spend many days sewing at the Ola Church of...
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Ellie Geneva Clayton

March 25, 1932 - January 7, 2015

Ellie Geneva Clayton, 82, went to her heavenly home surrounded by her family on January 7, 2015. Ellie was born to Benjamin and Ellie Fortner on March 25, 1932 in Parvin, TX. “Nannie” as her family called her, spent a good part of her day sewing and crocheting. She also made good pecan pies, one with the paper lining still in the pan that a few people took a bite out of. On...
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Joseph Amos Bolt

December 31, 1957 - December 31, 2014

Joseph Amos Bolt, Jr., 57, passed away peacefully December 31, 2014 in Kaufman, TX. He was born to Joseph Amos, Sr. and Sallie V. Bolt on December 31, 1975. His family and friends will miss him dearly. Condolences may be left at www.andersonclaytonterrell.com.
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Tomas Pablo Barragan

March 7, 1958 - December 30, 2014

Tomas Pablo Barragan, 56, passed away December 30, 2014 in Dallas, TX. He was born to Candelaria Henandez Sanchez on March 7, 1958 in Vera Cruz, Mexico. He married Maria Petra Landa and they celebrated for 21 years of love and devotion. Maria is thankful for all the years they’ve been blessed to have together. Tomas loved to take care of his ranch and the animals on the ranch. He also...
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Claris M. Jordan

January 29, 1924 - December 26, 2014

Claris M. Jordan, of Kaufman, passed away peacefully on Dec. 26, 2014. A celebration of life is planned for a later date by the family.
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Peggy Tafoya

October 19, 1933 - December 7, 2014

Peggy C. Allyn Tafoya, 81, passed away December 7, 2014 in Kaufman, TX after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.Mrs. Tafoya was born the daughter of Sidney and Ola Mae Allyn in Boydsville on Oct. 19, 1933.On Sept. 29, 1962 she married Paul Tafoya. They recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. As an evangelist alongside her husband, she spent 45 years of her life spreading and teaching the word...
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Thelma Reed

November 26, 2014

Thelma Sue Smith Reed was born October 13, 1948 to Burtis and Annie Mae Smith in Dallas, Texas. She went to be with the Lord on November 26, 2014 at the age of 66. Thelma married T.J Reed on July 3, 1965 and spent a wonderful 49 years together. They met for the first time when T.J worked for a service station and Thelma drove up with her brother riding on the tailgate of a truck. When Jerry Ray...
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George Edward Novak

July 7, 1936 - October 7, 2014

George Edward Novak , 78, passed away on October 7, 2014 at his home in Kaufman, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. Born on July 7, 1936 in Homestead, Pa, to George and Mary Ann Novak, he was married to Jean Hagerty Novak on July 19, 1958.In addition to his wife of 56 years, George is also survived by their six children; Glenn, Karen Williams and her husband Mike, Gregory and his wife Joanne...
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Betty Williamson

November 23, 1930 - September 1, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson Clayton FH - Kaufman, KAUFMAN, TX.
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Chase Ray Hetmer

September 12, 1987 - August 15, 2014

Chase…Chase Ray Hetmer was born on September 12, 1987 in Dallas, TX to Charles and Twina Hetmer of Kaufman. 26 amazing years later, God decided it was time for him to come home, and Chase passed away on August 15, 2014.It’s impossible to try and give a caption of Chase’s amazing journey through life. But we’ll try our best because it’s worth it… He&rsquo...
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Jose Sanchez

November 26, 1949 - August 14, 2014

Jose Sanchez passed away at his home on August 14, 2014 at the age of 64. He was born November 26, 1949 to Candelario Lucio and Wenceslada Sanchez in San Felipe GTO, Mexico. Jose was a carpenter who also enjoyed soccer, fishing and baseball. He always said “He lived life to the fullest”. His family are members of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kaufman. He loved his family...
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Mary Frances Turner

February 20, 1919 - August 13, 2014

Mary Frances Turner, born February 20, 1919, passed into the Heaven that God has promised her on August 13, 2014. She was born in Terrell, Texas to Clyde Peden and Annie Lavinia Massengill Peden. Delaney Ward Peden, her stepmother, raised Frances. Clyde Peden, Jr., her brother, preceded Frances in death. Mary Frances married William Jackson Turner on October 1, 1938. Robert Wiley Turner, the...
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Judy Ann Johnson

February 12, 1949 - July 20, 2014

Judy Johnson of Kaufman passed away in her home on Sunday July 20, 2014. Mrs. Johnson was born on February 12, 1949 in Kaufman, TX to Monroe and Oneita Bennett. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was survived by her loving husband Russell Johnson Sr., 2 sisters Josie Vigar, Barbara McKinnon, 2 bothers Emmett Bennett, Donald Bennett. She was survived by 3 daughters Teresa Thompson,...
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Geneva Faye Moore

December 12, 1950 - July 12, 2014

Geneva Fay Moore, 63, of Dallas, passed away on July 12, 2014. She was born on December 12, 1950 in Dallas county to Olan Francis Pugh and Ella Fay (Mixon) Pugh. Geneva was never a stranger for long and was known for her friendly, caring disposition and was always helpful to those in need. She would lovingly care for every stray animal that came to her doorstep and would never turn away a...
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Ralph Kenneth Clark

August 7, 1950 - June 28, 2014

Ralph Kenneth Clark, Jr., 63, passed away on June 28, 2014 at Kemp Care Center in Kemp, TX. He was born on August 7, 1950 in Oneida, Tennessee to Ralph Sr. and Lois Clark. Ralph grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was a graduate of Stranahan High School in Florida. After school he received his Journeymen License as an electrician and worked for 40 years. Ralph married his high school...
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Mary K. Pratt

June 21, 1914 - June 19, 2014

Mary K. Pratt, of Kaufman, passed away June 19, 2014. She was born in Dallas, TX on June 21, 1914.Graveside service will be at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 21, 2014 on what would have been her 100th birthday. The family will receive friends beginning at 1pm on Saturday at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home.
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Paul Allen Duerr

September 29, 1989 - June 14, 2014

Paul Allen Duerr of Terrell, passed away June 14, 2014. Paul was born Sept. 29, 1989 in Dallas, TX to James and Susan (Millender) Duerr. He was a 2008 graduate of Greenville Christian Academy and was currently attending TVCC, working towards a Degree in Pharmacology or Nursing. Paul had a work ethic that was exceeded only by his service to others. He was currently employed as a night...
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Virginia Marcell Gordon

July 3, 1941 - May 8, 2014

Virginia Gordon, 72, of Kaufman, passed away on May 8, 2014.  She was born on July 3, 1941, in Tennessee, to Edgar and Eunice (Walker) Tucker.  Known to her friends as “Jinny” and “Mama” to her family, she found the most joy in her life when she was taking care of her kids and grandkids.  Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. Gordon, Sr., her...
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Jason "Jay" Foster

July 8, 1991 - April 24, 2014

Jason Mathew Foster, 22, of Combine, was called home on April 24, 2014. He was born on July 8, 1991 in Dallas to Cleveland Foster and Rebecca Jean (Howery) Foster. Known as Jay to friends and family, he was a caring, loving man whose spirit could light up a room. He never left without giving a sincere hug to those he loved. Jay was a hard worker, but loved to "just hang out" with friends and...
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Joseph Joe Bolt

December 4, 1937 - April 21, 2014

Joseph A. Bolt, Sr., 76, of Kaufman, passed away on April 21, 2014 in Dallas. He was born on December 4, 1937 in Dallas to John Hamilton Bolt and Minnie Adell (Austell)Bolt. On December 15, 1956, at the tender age of 19, he married his sweetheart, Sallie Harris, and together they celebrated 57 years of marriage. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp before getting his Peace...
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Tommy Vaughn

October 18, 1935 - April 10, 2014

Mr. Walter Thomas (Tommy)  Vaughn, of Kaufman, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2014.  Tommy was born Oct. 18, 1935 in Dallas to Eddie and Buelah Mae (Quick) Vaughn, both of whom preceded him in death along with his daughter, Christina Marie Vaughn; sister Buelah Tanner and baby brother, Leroy Vaughn.Known as Papa, Pop, T, and Terrible Tommy (by Janet), Tommy was a man who was always the...
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Melvyn Vernon Banks

May 1, 1943 - April 8, 2014

Melvyn Banks, of Kaufman, passed away April 8, 2014. He was born May 1, 1943 to Vernon and Lola Belle (Butler) Banks, both of whom preceded him in death along with his siblings: Richard Banks, Calvin Banks, Sue George and Frankie Marie Banks. Melvyn leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Frances Stewart of Kaufman; children: Guy Banks, Daryl Teel, both of Kaufman, Brian Trent of Dallas,...
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Lois Wommack Crouch Butts

April 28, 1927 - March 28, 2014

Lois Wommack Crouch Butts, 86, of Kaufman, passed away on March 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family in Kaufman, Texas. She was born on April 28, 1927 in Marietta, Texas to Eustace D and Cora Ann Washington Wommack. Her Grandparents were Jefferson Davis Wommack, Emma Burkhalter Wommack, George Jackson Washington and Cora Anne Washington. She was known as "Mom" to her children and "Mema" to...
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Juanita Mojica

July 21, 1959 - March 26, 2014

Juanita (Lopez) Mojica, 54, of Kaufman, passed away on March 26, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on July 21, 1959 in Grand Forks, ND to Exaltacion and Maria Esther Lopez. "Nani", as she was lovingly called by her family, loved her husband and children very much. She married Apolinar Mojica on August 2, 1975 and they spent the next 38 wonderful years by each...
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A. P. Pruitt

August 25, 1932 - March 7, 2014

"My gator, 4-wheeler, tractor, cars and truck all have 4 wheels so why walk down the road to check mail when I can ride?" That was the practical side of A.P, also known as: Honey, Daddy, Dad, PawPaw, Pa and Uncle Pete. Heaven received a robust personality when A.P. joined the Lord on Friday, March 7, 2014. Born August 25, 1932 to Willie H. Pruitt and Mary Dean Collins, and was preceded...
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James Nathaniel Airhart

July 30, 1927 - February 22, 2014

James Nathaniel Airhart, 86, of Kaufman, went to Heaven to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Affectionately called James by his family, and Jim by his wife, friends and co-workers, he was born in Kemp, TX on July 30, 1927 to Thurman Lee & Fannie Airheart. He attended the Becker Community School, along with his sisters, Elizabeth, Mary Jeffie, Mae, and his brother, Billy. Jim was...
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Paula Kay (Eakin) Gonzalez

July 22, 1942 - February 9, 2014

Family will receive guests on Wednesday, February 12, from 6-8 pm at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kaufman. Funeral service will be Thursday, at 10 am at Kaufman County Christian Center, with lunch to follow for all guests. Burial will be at Electra Memorial Cemetery in Electra, TX on Friday at 10 am.
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Mary Hudson Williams

June 11, 1950 - January 24, 2014

Mary Williams, 63, of Dallas, passed away on January 24, 2014 in Dallas. She was born on June 11, 1958 in Mexia, Texas to Thomas Hudson and Evelyn (Hart) Hudson. Mary had fought a battle with cancer for 15 years and never complained, but instead, cheered up all those who visited her. She loved to dance and listen to music. Her smile could light up a room and her spirit touched all who met her...
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Brandy Gale Crow Batson

March 25, 1977 - January 18, 2014

Brandy Gale Crow Batson went to be with our Lord on January 18, 2014. Brandy was born to Tony Crow and Gale (Ford) Crow on March 25, 1977. Known as Lulu to her mom, she was very competitive and played volleyball at every opportunity, in leagues or just for fun. She graduated from Crandall High School in 1995 and went to Collin County Community College on a volleyball scholarship, though her dad...
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Paul Patrick Payne, Jr.

December 30, 1955 - January 15, 2014

Paul Patrick Payne, Jr. went to be with our Lord on January 15, 2014. Paul was born to Paul Patrick Payne, Sr. and Annie Bell (Anderson) Payne on December 30, 1955. Paul was a welder. He enjoyed car racing, riding motorcycle and watching T.V. He was a big fan of Star Trek. Paul married Kathleen Quebedeaux on Febuary 17, 1979. They had five daughters and 12 grandchildren. Elizabeth and her...
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William Leon Duncan, Sr.

December 19, 1939 - January 10, 2014

William Leon Duncan, Sr. went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2014. He was born to Jake Ellis and Gladys (Cain) Duncan on December 19, 1939 in Fort Towson, OK. Bill lived in Kaufman and enjoyed reading westerns on his front porch. He worked as a welder and loved welding award winning smokers. He even designed one to look like a pistol. Bill also spent time watching rodeos, play days, hunting,...
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Jack Howard Carlisle

August 20, 1928 - December 21, 2013

Jack Howard Carlisle, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away after a long illness at 12:15pm on December 21, 2013. Born in Terrell, Texas on August 20, 1928 to Howard Benton (H.B.) and Naoma Vandever Carlisle, he grew up in Kaufman and was an avid amateur radio enthusiast. In the late 1940s, he attended Texas A&M University before taking a job with the Atlantic Refining Company. ...
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Gerald Sanders

December 6, 1939 - December 9, 2013

Gerald Sanders was born on December 6, 1939 to Michael and Nadine Sanders in Lone Oak, TX. He attended Spruce High School. Gerald came to know the Father at a young age. He enlisted in the Army Coast Guard from 1958-1962; met and married Carolyn Nowlin on April 13, 2007 and became a Kaufman resident in November of 2007. Gerald was a Jack of all trades but most important he always put his Jesus...
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Helen Garrison

September 2, 1931 - November 24, 2013

Helen Marie (Edwards) Garrison, 82, of Kaufman, passed away on November 24, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 2, 1931 to Aleys Edwards and Etta (Beebe) Edwards in Clouterville, Louisiana. Known as "BeBe" or "Grandma" to her beloved grandchildren, Helen loved to grow roses, write poetry and paint. Her voice rang through her home singing gospel music,...
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James Eugene White

August 20, 1941 - November 5, 2013

James Eugene White "Pepa", 72, of Kaufman, TX passed away peacefully at his home November 5, 2013, after a short battle with lung cancer. Jim served his country in the Air Force and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He is survived by his wife of 38 years JoAnn Franklin White, three sons: Mark Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey and spouse, Renee, and James A. White. Also...
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Patsy Waldon

July 20, 1939 - October 26, 2013

Patsy Ann Waldon, 74, passed away on October 26, 2013 in Kaufman. Patsy was born in Prairieville, TX on July 20, 1939 to the late Lester and Melba Hall. Patsy graduated from Mabank High School in 1957. Patsy loved to work on her crafts and in her garden. She cherished the times she was surrounded by her family and friends. Patsy is preceded in death by her husband Harry Waldon and her...
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Faye Burgess

May 7, 1926 - October 8, 2013

Faye Burgess, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, October 8, 2013. Faye was born May 7, 1926 in Borger, TX to Marvin Moore and Louise (Davis) Massey. She was preceded in death by her parents and two great-grandchildren: Aidyn David Jones and Christopher Noah Chensky Faye Burgess married the love of her life, Leon Burgess, on December 3rd, 1960. Faye and Leon were together...
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Maggie Mae Stroud

November 4, 1916 - September 18, 2013

Maggie Mae Stroud, 96, passed away peacefully September 18, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Maggie was born November 4, 1916 in Crystal Springs, MS to Columbus Tillman and Bertha (Easterling) Phillips. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Henry Stroud, her children Perry Stroud and Genette Stroud, her brothers Harvey Phillips, Wiley Phillips, Frank Phillips and...
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Norma Baker

September 2, 1941 - September 11, 2013

Norma L. Baker, 72, passed away peacefully September 11, 2013. Norma was born September 2, 1941 in Dallas, TX to Joseph and Thelma (Clem) Dobbins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Robbie Baker and her sisters Wanda Solkema and JoAnn Tinglov. Norma was a resident of Kaufman, where spending time with her family was her greatest joy. She stayed home to raise her children and...
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Roy Lee Dewberry, Jr.

September 28, 1972 - August 30, 2013

Roy Lee Dewberry, Jr. went to be with the Lord on August 30th, 2013. He was born to Roy and Floy (Sims) Dewberry on September 28th, 1972 in Terrell, TX. Roy lived in Kaufman and enjoyed hunting and fishing, worked as a contract painter and was a member of Prairieville Baptist Church. A generous, kind hearted, loving person who would give you the shirt off of his back, Roy will be missed by...
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