Roselawn Cemetery and Funeral Home

Roselawn Cemetery and Funeral Home has been serving families of all faiths in the Seagoville area for many years. Because Roselawn Funeral Home is located on the grounds of the cemetery, we offer the convenience of providing all funeral and cemetery arrangements from one location. Our staff is available to offer assistance and care 24 hours a day. At Roselawn, we believe that every life is unique. The choices you make to celebrate that life can also be as unique and personalized as you wish. For those who want to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. ROSELAWN FUNERAL HOME Roselawn Funeral Home opened as part of the Anderson-Clayton Brothers family of funeral homes. At Roselawn, you will find a warm environment with a dedicated, caring and professional staff. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. As you approach the funeral home, you will find a traditional-style brick building with a columned entrance porch and carports. We offer a full-service 7,000-square-foot facility featuring a beautiful 150-seat chapel with a separate alcove for family seating. Two visitation rooms, a large visitation lounge, smaller coffee lounge and an arrangement room are also part of Roselawn Funeral Home. ROSELAWN CEMETERY Founded in 1957, the 48-acre Roselawn Cemetery offers many burial options. Traditional ground burial is available with both flat markers and upright monuments. Lawn crypts provide another option of burial, which you can find in our Court of Valley View. In the future, Roselawn Cemetery will offer an impressive outdoor mausoleum. Those interested in prearranging their services can purchase a mausoleum space now. More people today are choosing cremation, and Roselawn is proud to offer the most in cremation memorialzation, with countless options to meet your needs including a beautiful cremation urn garden.

Our Obituaries

Audrey Colleen Bailey

March 16, 1942 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Carroll Gwendolyn Price

January 25, 1944 - October 12, 2017

Carroll Gwendolyn Price, 73, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017. She was born on January 25, 1944 to Carroll Oswa and Mary Ella (Hudson) Tanner in Charleston, Mississippi. Preceding her in death are her parents Carroll Tanner and Mary Hudson Harris; step-father Spencer W. Hervey, Sr.; brother Isaac Harris and sister-in-law Sandra Tanner. Born in Charleston Mississippi, Carroll accepted...
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Ruby D. Finch

July 31, 1926 - October 12, 2017

Ruby D. Finch was born in Devine, Texas on July 31, 1926 and passed away at her home in Kaufman, Texas on October 12, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo and Manise “Mamie” Melott; her husband Robert Finch; her son Paul William Finch and her siblings Albert, Lucille, Pete, Mattie & Joe.Left with cherished memories is her son Billy Finch & wife Jean; daughter...
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Helen Jacobs

October 11, 1935 - October 12, 2017

Helen Gertrude Jacobs, 82, passed away Thursday morning, October 12, 2017, in her home where she spent her last days surrounded by family. Helen was born October 11, 1935 in Accord, New York and moved to Texas in 1967. She was devout in her Christian faith. Helen cherished her time spent with her close friends at Rutherford Community and Evans Community Centers. Special thanks, to her Pastor Tom...
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Jose Velasquez Fuerte

February 11, 1998 - October 7, 2017

Jose Velasquez Fuerte Jr. was born February 11, 1998 and entered into eternal slumber on October 7, 2017.Jose was always happy and he enjoyed meeting people. Jose always said “Hi” to everyone he met. He also enjoyed dancing and being outside picking up acorns and rocks. Jose liked to watch television and movies and he was also very proud of being a cowboy and wearing his cowboy...
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Joshua Ray Russell

October 26, 1993 - October 7, 2017

Joshua Ray Russell was called home to the Lord on October 7, 2017. He was born in Dallas, Texas on October 26, 1993. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Sue McClain and his great grandmother Maggie Carmichael.Left with cherished memories is his father, Bart Russell; his mother Susie Russell; his brother Mathew Russell; his sister Hannah Russell; Mathew’s fiancée Samantha; his...
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Velda Forman

March 9, 1932 - October 2, 2017

Velda Ritabelle Forman, 85, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017, exactly fifteen years after losing her son, Stephen. She was born on March 9, 1932 to James and Mildred McClain in Delaware Ben, TX. Velda retired from Pollock Paper Company after 20 years of faithful service. She was an extremely hard worker and upon retirement, taught herself how to paint. She was an amazing artist and...
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Carlton Gene Stanton

November 29, 1943 - September 29, 2017

Carlton Gene Stanton was born on November 29, 1943, in Linden, Texas, and went home to be with our Lord and Savior on September 29, 2017, at the age 73.Carlton was a longtime resident of Dallas and Combine, Texas. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend to so many who will miss him dearly and cherish the countless memories he leaves with each of us. Carlton...
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Auley Lincie Cantrell Watson

July 3, 1931 - September 19, 2017

Auley Watson, age 86, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at her home. Born July 3, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Vernon Montgomery Cantrell and Pansy Lillie Mae Camp Denton. Auley enjoyed all crafts, especially crocheting and knitting. She received top awards from the Texas State Fair for her crafting projects, pear mincemeat and her famous pear butter, a favorite of her grandchildren. She...
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Dorothy Jean Lloyd

April 21, 1942 - September 19, 2017

Dorothy Jean Lloyd (75) was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 21, 1942. With her family by her side, she passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on September 19, 2017 at her home in Seagoville.She is preceded in death by her father William Thomas Gray; mother Minnie LouRuth Parker; husband Kenneth Wayne Lloyd; sisters Charlotte Anne Vigil & Barbara Zeadell Wallace; brother...
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Julius Paul Kimberlin

August 26, 1925 - September 15, 2017

Julius Paul (Dude) Kimberlin entered into eternal rest on September 15, 2017. He was born on August 26, 1925 in Coopers Chapel, Texas. He attended Mt. Pleasant High School and received his Associate Degree from Texarkana Junior College. He was employed with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He retired after 25 years of service from the Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution. After retirement he...
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Martin Neal Carrington

September 24, 1951 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Sonja Sue Derby

February 4, 1939 - September 9, 2017

Sonja Derby, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the loving comfort of her home surrounded by family.She is survived by her husband Jerry Derby, sister Valli Conine, children Jeff Adair and Talma Orbison, grandchildren Adair Claycomb, Alexandra Adair, Christopher Adair, Cole Adair, Kasey Orbison, Makena Orbison, and faithful companion Cindy.Born and raised in Dallas, the...
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Chad Sterling West

May 5, 1977 - September 3, 2017

Chad Sterling West was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Chad will be remembered as a very exceptional and charismatic person with one of the most contagious laughs and worst joke telling skills. Chad was born on May 5, 1977 at Baylor in Dallas, TX. He was the son of Randy West and Shirley West. ...
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Ronald Gene Smith

November 8, 1957 - September 3, 2017

Ron Smith of Crandall, Texas went home to Lord on September 3, 2017. He was born in Kaufman, Texas on November 8, 1957 to Walter and Estelle Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Sonnye Marie Smith, daughter Rebekah Jonell Smith and his brother Weldon Smith.Left with cherished memories is his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Bobbye; His son Jacob Smith and wife Jamie,...
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Alyson Raye Lesly

August 13, 2017 - August 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Donald Francis Ross

May 22, 1924 - August 28, 2017

Donald F. Ross, born May 22, 1924 in Mineral, Arkansas, passed away August 28, 2017 in Mesquite, Texas.Don joined the Army Air Corps on December 10, 1942. A much-decorated war hero in World War II, he flew 35 bombing missions over Germany, then flew B-25s stationed in India doing search and rescue in China for airmen returning from Japan. He declined a Purple Heart offered him after being struck...
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Donald Francis Ross

May 22, 1924 - August 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Glen Dale Pettit

June 16, 1940 - August 28, 2017

Glen Dale Pettit, 77, passed away on August 28, 2017. He was born on June 16, 1940 to Clarence and Irene (Brown) Pettit in Paris, TX. Glen was self-employed and worked in both the construction and supply company areas for most of his life. He had a great sense of humor and was very funny, even with his smart remarks to you, but was loved by everyone that met him. He was fascinated by early...
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Harold Gene Altom

August 30, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Harold Gene Altom, 90, passed from this earth to his heavenly reward on August 26, 2017.He was born to Ben and Hattie Mae (Lightfoot) Altom on August 30, 1927 in Combine, Texas. He married the love of his life, Ann Austin on February 29, 1952. They lived in Seagoville, Texas for most of their married lives, and retired to Cedar Creek Lake near Payne Springs, Texas, where they lived feeling like...
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Emanuel Montes

August 25, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Cielo la bienvenida a un hermoso ángel, Emanuel Montes, de 25 de agosto de 2017 Nació el 25 de agosto de 2017 a Miguel Montes y Liz Nuñez-Romero en Dallas, TX. "No hay pie demasiado pequeña que no se puede dejar una huella en este mundo". Emanuel era realmente un bebé milagro como su misma existencia salvando la vida de su madre. Aunque él se...
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Bradford Lee Baker

September 16, 1966 - August 25, 2017

Bradford Lee Baker, 51, passed away on August 25, 2017 at his home in Mesquite. He was born on September 16, 1966 to Robert Dale Baker and Janet Sue Ard in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Brad was self-employed for over 20 years and owned B & B Towing in Balch Springs. He had the biggest heart and was the sweetest person you could ever hope to meet. Brad was also a huge Dallas Cowboy’s fan and...
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Kathryn Sue Hall

June 16, 1946 - August 24, 2017

Kathryn Sue Hall, 71, let go of her suffering and left us as gracefully and courageously as she lived her life, while surrounded by her loving family on August 24, 2017.Born on June 16, 1946 in Englewood, CA, she was the only child and daughter of the late Dalton Lee and Virginia Kindleberger James.Upon graduating at Seagoville High School, Kathryn continued her education attending Henderson...
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Charlotte Ann Blessing

February 6, 1937 - August 18, 2017

Charlotte was born in Dallas in 1937 to Harmon and Joyce Allen, and she was the second of five children. She was married to Billy Blessing in 1959. They had two children; Billy Allen and Cheryl Ann. Charlotte attended several universities including The University of North Texas in Denton, Henderson County in Athens and received her Masters in Guidance and Counseling from East Texas State...
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Katrina Marlene Jarvill

December 10, 1941 - August 17, 2017

Katrina Marlene Jarvill, 75, passed away on August 17, 2017 in Mesquite, TX. She was born on December 10, 1941 to Earnest and Lorene Reynolds in Oklahoma City, OK. Katrina was the best mom in the world. She was an awesome cook, especially her fried chicken. Katrina loved to work in her garden with her flowers and plants. She was also the best-ever cuddler and foot rubber and enjoyed coloring...
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Allen Wayne Roberts

October 7, 1965 - August 16, 2017

Allen Wayne Roberts, 51, of Terrell passed away on August 16, 2017 at Broken Bow Lake, Oklahoma. Allen was born on October 7, 1965 in Terrell to his parents, Albert Roberts and Betty Roberts. He served his country by serving in the Army. He was a proud small business owner and HVAC technician for many years before his passing. He will be remembered for his strong work ethic, involvement in...
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Lisa Diane Fitzgerald

January 28, 1972 - August 16, 2017

Lisa Diane Fitzgerald, 45, passed away on August 16, 2017 in Seagoville. She was born on January 28, 1972 to David Glenn and Brenda Joyce (Owens) Webb in Dallas, TX. Lisa was an extremely dedicated mother to her children. She was also so very proud to be Kevin’s little sister. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest pleasure in life. She was especially dedicated to her son Caleb...
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Johnny King

April 9, 1932 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Sherrill Wayne Bottoms

December 26, 1930 - August 14, 2017

Coach Sherrill Bottoms, age 86, of Combine, TX passed away on Monday August 14, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Coach was born December 26, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1951 Coach graduated from Waco High school. After one year at Southwest Texas State University, Coach joined the Naval Airforce in 1953 where he served four years during the Korean War. After a Honorable discharge...
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Allie Sue Chamness

February 10, 1928 - August 11, 2017

Allie Sue Chamness, 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Seagoville on August 11, 2017. She was born on February 10, 1928 to Ben and Opal Blackman in Kaufman, TX. Allie was a very kind-hearted lady that dearly loved her three sons and their children. She enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers as long as she was able to. Allie also had a soft heart for all animals and during her...
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Chuck Laverne Carpenter

May 18, 1974 - August 9, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Laverne Carpenter Jr. of Kaufman, Texas was born on May 18th, 1974 in Dallas, Texas to Ms. Donna Viola Lawson.Chuck went to be with our Lord & Savior on August 9th, 2017 at his home in Seven Points, Texas.He is survived by his brother, Joe Lawson and wife Shelly; his sister Judy Lawson; nieces Bailey L., Brooklyn L., Brittany H. and nephew Cody P.Great nieces and nephews...
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Masey Renee Carpenter

January 25, 2016 - August 6, 2017

Masey Renee Carpenter, 1 year 6 months 12 days, was carried to Heaven by angels on August 6, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She was born on January 25, 2016 to David Craig Carpenter II and Samantha Leigh (Martinez) Carpenter in Dallas, TX. Preceding her in death are her brother David Craig "Lil David" Carpenter III, great-grandmother Gracie Alemen, grandparents Earmon and Lela Carpenter and...
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Roy Thomas Handley

April 24, 1975 - August 6, 2017

Roy Thomas Handley, 42, of Kaufman, Texas died on Sunday, August 6, 2017.Roy was born on April 24, 1975, to Thomas and Judy Handley. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, boat, hunt, mud, and garden. Most importantly, Roy loved his family, and would do anything for them. On any given day, you could find him with a grandchild or two at his side. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Handley...
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Donna Marie Garcia

October 29, 1960 - August 5, 2017

Donna Marie Garcia, 56, passed away on August 5, 2017. She was born on October 29, 1960 to Billy and Ruth (Talley) Tipton in Baytown, TX. Donna was a very strong woman and never let anyone or anything get her down. She devoted her life to her only daughter and was very proud of her. Donna loved to scratch lottery tickets and play bingo. You always knew where you stood with Donna and she didn...
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Jimmy Warren Waugh

November 28, 1942 - August 5, 2017

James “Jimmy” Warren Waugh, 74, passed away on August 5, 2017 in Dallas, TX. He was born on November 28, 1942 to James and Pearl (Reever) Waugh in East St. Louis, IL. Jimmy and his family moved from Illinois to Seagoville when he was about eight years old and he grew up in this area, graduating from Seagoville High School. He worked as a welder for Garrett Iron for many years before...
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Raymond Lynn Stewart

June 19, 1967 - August 3, 2017

Raymond Lynn Stewart, Sr., 50, was suddenly taken from this life on August 3, 2017. He was born on June 19, 1967 to Halbert and Margarett (Smith) Stewart in Dallas, TX. Raymond loved to sing and sounded a lot like Hank Williams, Jr.. He was a great storyteller, enjoyed making people laugh and was always the life of the party. He was definitely his Mama’s “blue eyed baby boy”...
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Larry Shawn Blackwell

May 30, 1984 - August 3, 2017

Larry Shawn Blackwell, 33, passed away on August 3, 2017. He was born on May 30, 1984 to Ira “Buddy” and Tina (Bolton) Blackwell, Jr. in Dallas, TX. Larry was employed at Romans Adjustors for the last few years, working alongside his dad. He loved to tinker with motorcycles, or just about anything he could, and always worked hard to keep his truck clean. He also liked listening to any...
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Jacqueline Joyce Bengtsson

June 7, 1951 - July 31, 2017

Jacqueline Joyce Bengtsson, 66, passed away on July 31, 2017. She was born on June 7, 1951 to Jack and Betty (Cunningham) Davis in Dallas, TX. Jackie was a 1969 graduate of W.W. Samuell High School. She went on from there to Drones Business College and was an outstanding employee at several different places during her lifetime. During college, she worked for the Dallas Police Dept., covering...
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Velma Faye Weaver

April 22, 1920 - July 29, 2017

Velma Faye WeaverBorn Thursday April 22, 1920Graduated to Heaven Saturday July 29, 2017 Celebrating And Honoring Mom’s Life Velma Weaver, Mom, loved Jesus first, family second, friends third, and everything else came after that. She worked hard, sacrificed tremendously for her family, loved her family unconditionally, loved serving and encouraging others,...
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Billy Ray Robison

October 21, 1953 - July 25, 2017

Billy Ray Robison of Balch Springs, Texas passed away in Plano, Texas on July 25, 2017. He was born in Dallas, Texas on October 21, 1953 to Riley Lee Robison and Eva Mae Cecil Robison. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Riley Lee and Jimmy Doyle and his sister Carolyn Ann.Left with cherished memories are his brother Samuel Clenton Robison, brother Dayton Maurice Robison, sister...
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Jeremy DeWayne Prine

March 4, 1992 - July 24, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Jeremy DeWayne Prine of Kemp, TX announces his passing on Monday July 24, 2017 at the age of twenty-five. Jeremy was born in Dallas, TX on March 4, 1992, to Karla Jacobs and Johnny DeWayne Prine. He was the middle child of three. Jeremy, himself was also a father of three.Jeremy was known for his kind heart, fun spirit, and, to those lucky enough to...
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Richard Dale Witherspoon

October 8, 1973 - July 24, 2017

Richard (Rick) Dale Witherspoon was born in Dallas, Texas on October 8, 1973 to James David Witherspoon and Anita Pate. He was called home to Heaven on July 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father and his sister, Katrina Franks.Rick was a very social and outgoing person. He loved to be with family and friends. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle “Nadine”. Rick loved country music...
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Thomas Edward Toldan

October 7, 1948 - July 23, 2017

Thomas Edward Toldan, 68 passed away on July 23, 2017. He was born on October 7, 1948 to Joseph and Mary (Ballard) Toldan in Dallas, TX. Thomas was a good man and extremely hard-working. He was a truck driver for most of his life. Thomas also had a very kind spirit and willing to help those that he could. Preceding him in death are his parents Joseph and Mary Toldan and brother Tony Toldan....
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Danny Ray Wilson

October 17, 1965 - July 13, 2017

Danny was born October 17, 1965 in Dallas, Texas as the third child of Clarence Wilson and Juanita Robertson. He grew up in Kleberg and attended Seagoville High School.Danny would often be found cooking and listening to music. Danny will be remembered for his compassion and his willingness to serve others. He never turned anyone away that was asking for help because he knew that was what Jesus...
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Lucille L. McColm

September 8, 1931 - July 9, 2017

Lucille L. McColm, 85, of Dallas, Texas, a very loving and caring woman, passed away at her daughter’s home on July 9, 2017. She was a life resident of Dallas County, born on September 8, 1931 to Robert and Sarah Bryan in Collin County, TX. Lucille was a Den Mother, alongside her Scout Master husband William McColm. She and William were also self-employed in landscaping and excavating for...
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Flora Ann Pompa

February 26, 1931 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Beckie Jo Baker

December 18, 1971 - July 2, 2017

Beckie Jo Baker, 45, passed away on July 2, 2017. She was born Dorothy (Welch) Baker Beck on December 18, 1971 in Dallas, TX. Beckie was a very playful and special little girl. She was able to survive meningitis at two days old and although she was able to hear and recognize voices, she was unable to walk or talk. Beckie passed away almost two months to the day of losing her beloved Grandmother...
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Lily Michelle Lopez

January 5, 1997 - July 1, 2017

Lily Michelle Lopez was called to dwell in heaven with the Lord on July 1, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas on January 5, 1997.Left with cherished memories are her companion Victor Hugo Salazar, daughter Lanay Salazar Lopez, daughter Alazay Salazar Lopez, father Eddie Lopez, mother Claudia Melendez Lopez, brothers Javier Ulises Rodriguez and Johnathan E. Lopez, grandparents, aunts, uncles,...
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Lee Saulters

February 18, 1971 - June 25, 2017

Henry Lee Saulters, Sr., 46, passed away on June 25, 2017. He was born on February 18, 1971 to Jesse and Janice (Sharp) Saulters in Dallas, TX. Lee was raised in and around the Wills Point area and moved to Crandall where he made his home with his wife and children. He was the owner of Pools By Lee and was self-employed since 1999 as a pool technician. This was something that he had done since he...
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Teresa Ann Bennett Peña

July 8, 1966 - June 25, 2017

Teresa Ann Bennett-Peña was born in Alexander City, Alabama on July 8, 1966 to Robert Wayne Stewart and Porfiria Garcia. She went home to the Lord on June 25, 2017. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Fedrico Garcia, Frank Greathouse and Robert Bernard Stewart. Also preceding her in death are her uncles Johnny Garcia and Henry Garcia.Left with cherished memories are her mother...
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Manuel G. Rodriguez

August 8, 1948 - June 24, 2017

Manuel G. Rodriguez was born in Mexico on August 8, 1948 to Antonio Rodriguez and Maria Gutierrez. He passed away on June 24, 2017 in Forney, Texas.Manuel was a friendly and kind hearted man who preferred solitude. He loved the outdoors and he enjoyed fishing. He also enjoyed playing dominos, cards and other board games.Manuel is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Fermin and Loreto...
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Waymon L. Locklear

April 15, 1933 - June 24, 2017

Waymon Leon Locklear, 84, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017. He was born on April 15, 1933 to Johnie Dewey and Ola Raye (Gause) Locklear, Sr. in Dallas, TX. Waymon proudly served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged from active duty March 1955. He continued serving in the Reserves and was honorably discharged in March 1961. He was an extremely hard worker and...
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James Eldridge Gray

January 2, 1960 - June 23, 2017

James Eldridge “Jim” Gray, 57, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in Fort Morgan, Alabama as he tried to rescue distressed children in a stormy surf. Jim was born January 2, 1960 in Longview, Texas as the second child of Patsy and Jack Gray. He grew up in Longview and graduated from Longview High School in 1978, where he was a member of the Lobo golf team. His lifelong passion for...
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Charlie Eugene Herrington

March 22, 1924 - June 23, 2017

Charlie Eugene “Gene” Herrington, 93, was welcomed into the waiting arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 23, 2017. He was born March 22, 1924 in Brushy Creek, Texas to Vergil Carroll Herrington, Sr. and Charity Caroline “Callie” Herrington. He was the youngest of seven children.Gene joined the Navy and served in World War II on the USS McCracken (APA-198)...
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Kevin Wesley King

November 7, 1960 - June 20, 2017

Kevin W. King passed away in Dallas, Texas on June 20, 2017. He was born in Hohenwald, Tennessee on November 7, 1960. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert B. King and Flora Helen King; his brother Michael Dean King and his sister Norma Jean Clements.Left with cherished memories are his loving and devoted wife of over 36 years, Claire; daughter Angela Schumacher & husband Daniel; son...
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Vonneal Eugene Baker

June 24, 1941 - June 17, 2017

Vonneal Eugene Baker was born in Dallas, Texas on June 24, 1941 to Vonneal E. Baker Sr. and Mildred Betts Baker. He passed away at his home in Balch Springs, Texas on June 17, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Joyce and his brothers Randy and Lewis.Left with cherished memories is his daughter Lisa Jarrell; grandson Jeremy Jarrell & wife Kalinda; grandson Casey...
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Helen Maurine Bandru

March 2, 1940 - June 11, 2017

Helen Maurine Bandru entered into eternal rest from her home in Dallas, Texas on June 11, 2017. She was born in Van Zandt County, Texas on March 2, 1940 to John and Hyla (Shelton) Hopkins. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 59 years, Michael; sister Twyla Myers; brother Dwayne Hopkins and nephew Joel Myers.Left with cherished memories is her daughter Isolene Rodgers ...
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Tommie Carolyn Trantham

December 11, 1935 - June 6, 2017

Tommie Carolyn Trantham, 81, passed away on June 6, 2017 in Rockwall, TX. She was born on December 11, 1935 to Tom and Vera Crump in Winnsboro, TX. Tommie was an extremely independent and vivacious lady. She was very social and always had a smile on her face, and of course she never met a stranger. Tommie worked at Mercantile for 10 years before continuing her career at H. Grady Spruce and W.W....
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Betty Ann Basques

October 22, 1955 - June 1, 2017

Betty Ann Basques, 61, passed away on June 1, 2017. She was born on October 22, 1955 to William and Ruth (Morton) Martin in Atwood, Kansas.Betty was an extremely selfless person and always thought of and cared for others before herself. She worked at the 7-11 off 8th Street in Dallas for several years and also at the Albertson’s in Desoto. Betty was “Grandma” to her own...
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Braulio Valdez

March 26, 1955 - May 25, 2017

Braulio Valdez, 62, passed away on May 25, 2017 in Fort Worth, TX. He was born on March 26, 1955 to Felix and Bartola Valdez in Mexico. Braulio was a loyal friend and if you didn’t know him, all you had to do was sit with him for a few minutes and you became friends. He was a great story-teller and was an extremely hard worker. Braulio liked working with his hands and enjoyed his jobs in...
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Travis Lee Hudson

August 7, 1948 - May 23, 2017

Travis Lee Hudson was born in Dallas, Texas on August 7, 1948. He passed away peacefully at his home in Balch Springs, Texas on May 23, 2017.Travis is preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Wilson Hudson and his mother, Lillie Mae (Lee) Hudson.Left with cherished memories is his daughter Tasha Lenee Hudson; his grandchildren Meleah Dawn Hudson and River Prather; his siblings Joy Annette Hudson...
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Richard Carl Polvado

July 26, 1931 - May 17, 2017

Richard Carl Polvado was born July 26, 1931 in Ackerly, Texas to William Polvado and Vera Wiley. Richard went home to the Lord on May 17, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Modina.Left with cherished memories is Maxine, his loving and devoted wife of over 50 years; daughter Kay & husband Doug; daughter Paula & husband Robert; daughter Ruth; son Carl and numerous...
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Shannon Michelle Bailey

March 6, 1970 - May 16, 2017

Shannon Michelle Bailey, 47, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on May 16, 2017 in Heartland, TX. She was born on March 6, 1970 to David Evans and Alma Sue (Fisher) Bailey in Dallas, TX. Shannon was the most selfless, caring and hardworking woman you could possibly know, she would gladly give you the shirt off of her back. Her spirituality was very important to her and she gave...
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Emma Orena

April 25, 1922 - May 15, 2017

Emma Lopez Orena was born April 25, 1922 in Old Hardin, Texas and passed away at the age of 95 on Mother's Day night 2017. She grew up in Beaumont, TX and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1939. She moved to Port Arthur, TX upon her marriage to George Orena in 1940 and was married to him for 72 years before his death in 2012. She was preceded in death by four siblings - Rosendo Lopez,...
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Michael Thomas Green

December 28, 1966 - May 14, 2017

Michael Thomas Green, 50, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017 in Corpus Christi, TX. Michael was born in Oklahoma City, OK to Carolyn Mooney and Edgar Green on December 28, 1966. He went to high school in Mesquite, Texas. He married Barrie Ixtlilxochitl Cuevas on August 25, 1999 in Ennis, Texas. He worked as a Manager in the Window Manufacturing Industry for multiple years until he became a...
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Bertha P. Harper

January 23, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Bertha Pauline Harper, 90, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She was born on January 23, 1927 to Arnold and Thelma (Corter) Majors in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Bertha was born and raised in Arkansas, but also lived in Missouri before moving to Mesquite as a young mother with 8 children and th 9th child came along five years later. She was a strong, stubborn, independent and...
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Donald Beasley

April 4, 1942 - May 13, 2017

Donald Beasley was born April 4, 1942 to Charles Malone Beasley and Ruth Moody in New Boston, Texas. Donald is survived in death by his wife Cynthia, his daughter Crystal, his sons James, Charles, and Timothy Sr., his granddaughters Jocelyn and Kyleigh and grandson Timothy Jr. Donald married his wife Cynthia August 29, 1986 in Dallas, TX. Donald served time as a United Stated Marine Corps....
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Ruby Ethel Barnard

September 11, 1923 - May 9, 2017

Ruby Ethel Barnard, 93, passed away on May 9, 2017 in Denton, TX. She was born on September 11, 1923 to Elmor and Effie (Eledge) Burns in Waldo, Arkansas. Ruby was a long time member of the Galloway Ave. Baptist Church and was an extremely faithful servant to her Lord. She moved to Mesquite about 20 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed being closer to her family. Ruby, affectionately known as &ldquo...
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Jay Lee Dosier

October 5, 1948 - May 9, 2017

Jay Lee Dosier, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on May 9, 2017 in Sunnyvale. He was born on October 5, 1948 to Marvin and Christine Dosier in Dallas, Texas. Jay was raised with three older siblings, a brother, John and sisters Patricia and Della.Jay went to H. Grady Spruce High School in Seagoville. During his lifetime Jay worked at Town East Ford and Prestige Ford before retiring as a...
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Jacquelyn Marie Stevens

April 16, 1935 - May 9, 2017

Jacquelyn Marie Stevens, 82, passed away on May 9, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She was born on April 16, 1935 to Irene Waage in San Francisco, CA. Jacquelyn came to Mesquite, TX with her husband in 1961, while he was traveling with the military. She retired from Southwestern Bell after 25 years of faithful service, but her most enjoyable career was as a stay at home mom. Jacquelyn was a life-long member,...
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Emma Lene Kimmons

June 17, 1919 - May 8, 2017

Emma Lene (Emma) Cry Kimmons received her long-awaited Homegoing on May 8, 2017. She died of natural causes surrounded by her loving family and in very capable care of VITAS Hospice.A funeral service will be held May 12, 2017, 10:00 am at Robinwood Baptist Church, followed by graveside services at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, both in Seagoville, TX.Emma was born June 17, 1919 in Ola, TX, Kaufman...
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Louise Cantrell

September 22, 1929 - May 8, 2017

Louise Cantrell was born September 22, 1929 in Maydelle Texas to James and Lizzie Parrish went home to be with the Lord on May 8, 2017.Louise is preceded in death by her parents James and Lizzie Parrish and her husband Frank Cantrell, Jr.Louise is survived by her daughter Linda Cantrell and husband Ronald Thomas of Forney, Texas, son Frank Cantrell and wife Deborah of Mesquite, Texas and son...
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Emma C. Stonebarger

August 12, 1929 - May 6, 2017

Emma Christine Stonebarger was born in Learned, Mississippi on August 12, 1929 to Joseph and Clara Bell Mattis. She went home to the Lord on May 6, 2017. She was met in Heaven with open arms by her parents; her children, Judy Sims and Brad Brown; her siblings, Thomas Mattis, Joe Mattis and JoAnne Barlow.Left with cherished memories are her son Rusty Brown and wife Gay of Highlands Ranch, Colorado...
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Irene Welch

August 27, 1923 - May 5, 2017

Irene M. Welch, 93, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017 in Seagoville, TX. She was born on August 27, 1923 to Marshall and Lizzie (Conner) Anderson in Fairfield, TX.Irene, affectionately known as “Mutt” to those that knew and loved her, moved to the Seagoville area as a youngster and was a member of the Church of Christ in Rylie for many years. She retired from the Morton Company...
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Juan Martinez

May 27, 1935 - May 1, 2017

Juan “Chico” Martinez, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 1, 2017. He was born on May 27, 1935 to Ladislado and Francisca (Castillo) Martinez in Asherton, TX.Juan retired from Laclede Steel after many years of service. He was a hard-working family man and strived to do whatever it took to take care of his family. Juan had a great sense of humor and was a very...
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Dewey H. Roberts

November 29, 1940 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Richard Dean Blaser

May 11, 1957 - April 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Grace L. Askins

January 20, 1926 - April 25, 2017

Grace L. Askins went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2017. She was born in Lorenzo, Texas on January 20, 1926 to Charles Madison Locker and Bessie (Cowart) Locker.She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving and devoted husband Geraldine (Jack) Askins; 9 brothers and sisters; her daughter-in-law Margo Askins and her son-in-law Bobby Albright.Left with cherished memories are her daughter,...
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Patricia Ann Vinson

July 14, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Patricia Ann Vinson went home to the Lord on April 24, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas on July 14, 1942 to James Riley Graham and Lillian (Pritchett) Graham. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Billy Gene Bolin; brother J.R. Graham; brother Eddie Graham and sister Lazelle Stevens.Left with cherished memories is her son Bryan Vinson & wife Angie; son Glenn Vinson ...
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Donald Wayne Roberts

November 27, 1943 - April 23, 2017

Donald Wayne Roberts, 73, passed away peacefully at his home on April 23, 2017. He was born on November 27, 1943 to Horace and Virginia (Little) Roberts in Dallas, TX.Don was raised in Seagoville, Texas and attended Seagoville High School where he excelled at both Football and Track, earning Varsity letters all four years and many post season accolades. He graduated in 1963.After graduation Don...
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Marco Antonio Vargas

April 10, 1990 - April 23, 2017

Marco Antonio Vargas, 27, passed away on April 23, 2017 in Dallas, TX. He was born on March 10, 1990 to Hilario and Gregoria (Cardoso) Vargas in Dallas. Marco was a very courteous, respectful and loving child until the age of 6 when he suddenly became ill and never completely recovered. As a youngster, he was happiest when he was dancing, singing or doing his karate moves and was always very...
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Dennis Dyer

May 26, 1928 - April 20, 2017

Dennis B. Dyer, 88, passed away peacefully at his home on April 20, 2017 in Dallas. He was born on May 26, 1928 to Homer Everett and Mary Belle (Price) Dyer in Pikeville, Tennessee. Dennis was born and raised in Tennessee before moving to Detroit, MI in the 1950’s, where he was able to find work to support and grow his family. He was employed at Pacific Intermountain Express for over 25...
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Robert Alan Krysch

February 5, 1949 - April 19, 2017

Robert Alan Krysch passed away while surrounded by his family, at his home in Forney, Texas. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on February 2, 1949 to Amil Kyrsch and Hazel DeRoo.He is preceded in death by his mother and father and stepdad Bob DeRoo, grandmother Eva Krysch and uncles Ed Krysch and Frank Krysch.Left with cherished memories are his loving wife of 21 years, Linnie Krysch, son Stacy...
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Joyce Marie Craft

December 31, 1946 - April 18, 2017

Joyce was born December 31, 1946, in Buckingham County Virginia to Alfred B. Wade and Mary K. Woodfin-Wade. She graduated from Buckingham Central High School in 1965. She met Jerry Craft and married him on July 15, 1966 in Hyattsville, Maryland. Their marriage was one of true love that lasted 50 years! After the wedding they settled in Maryland where Joyce took the role of wife, mother and...
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Eva Marie Baker

November 27, 1928 - April 15, 2017

Eva Marie Baker passed away peacefully on April 15, 2017. She was born on November 27, 1928 to Elmer and Iva Mae (Smith) Pritchett in Crandall, TX. Eva was a hard worker and having twelve siblings, she definitely embraced and loved her family. She lived in Crandall and Seagoville all of her life and was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Crandall. Eva absolutely loved jigsaw...
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James R. Hartman

August 20, 1938 - April 14, 2017

James Russell Hartman went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2017. He was born in South Plains, Texas on August 20, 1938 to Harry Russell and Mamie Lou (Jarigan) Hartman. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Mary Hartman.Left with treasured memories is his grandson Robert Campbell & wife Tina; brothers, Charles Hartman and Robert Hartman; sister, Winnie Youngquest;...
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Lyle Pearson Marshall

September 13, 1954 - April 14, 2017

Lyle Pearson Marshall was born in Dallas, Texas on September 13, 1954 to William Hawthorne Marshall and Dorothy Jane Pearson Kopel. He went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents and his best friend and business partner, Merlyn Altom.Left with cherished memories is his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Diane Marshall; daughter, Christy Norris &...
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Elvis Ray Davis

May 2, 1930 - April 14, 2017

Elvis Ray Davis, 86 of Crandall, Texas went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 14, 2017. He passed away peacefully with his wife by his side. Elvis was born on May 2, 1930 to Joe and Emma (Armstrong) Davis in Post Oak, Texas.Elvis enjoyed sharing his memories of fishing, gardening, and picking up pecans. Also, he didn’t mind peeling and freezing peaches so they could be made into...
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Grady L. Harris

July 30, 1944 - April 12, 2017

Grady Lee Harris Jr aka Best Dad and Paps in the World Grady Lee Harris Jr passed away on April 12, 2017 in the comfort of his own home. Grady was born on July 30, 1944 in Dallas, Texas to Grady Lee Harris Sr. and Lillie Loraine Magby. He lived in Crandall, Texas. Grady met and married the love of his life Phyllis Harris on August 14, 1974. They owned and operated Creative Gems for over 31...
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Jesse Wayne Money

October 31, 1950 - April 10, 2017

Jesse Wayne Money passed away at his home in Crandall, Texas on April 10, 2017. He was born in Dallas, Texas on October 31, 1950. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thaddeus Delhart Money and Emily Frances Fugitt Money.Left with cherished memories is his loving and devoted wife of nearly 41 years, Debbie Money; daughter Merri Hopkins; son Kyle Money & wife Lorinda; grandchildren Rowdy,...
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Sidney Murrell McDaniel

July 1, 1946 - April 5, 2017

Sidney Murrell McDaniel Jr. was called home to Jesus on April 5, 2017. He was born in Dallas, Texas on July 1, 1946. He is preceded in death by his parents Sidney Murrell McDaniel Sr. and Mildred Vonda (Bussell) McDaniel.Left with cherished memories is his sister Esta Monk, sister Sharon Kennedy, sister Vonda Ehrich, brother Edward Earl McDaniel and very close friend, John Scott Farley.When he...
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James Arthur Shoemake

June 27, 1939 - April 4, 2017

James “Papa Shoe” Shoemake went home to be with our Lord and Savior on April 4, 2017 at age 77.He was born in Arcadia, Texas, to Arthur Benjamin and Viola Shoemake on June 27, 1939. “Papa Shoe” is preceded in death by his parents and his old buddies Ken Conner and Louis Elliott.Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Peggy “Mama Shoe”, brother Ben...
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James Shoemake

June 27, 1939 - April 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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July 27, 1940 - April 2, 2017

Mary Louise Kinder, born July 27, 1940 in Corpus Christi, Texas, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on April 2, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Albert Fuller and Mildred Moehrigg, her loving husband of 54 years James Don Kinder, daughters Sabrina Kinder and Patty Humphries and grandson Jeremy Kinder.She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sisters Roseanne Schwartz and...
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Martha Early

December 19, 1933 - March 31, 2017

Martha was born on December 19, 1933 at Blountsville, Alabama. Her parents were Otto and Maggie. Martha was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. She couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. Always a good playmate, Martha was easygoing and fun loving. Martha was raised with two siblings. She had one older sister, Jeanetta and one...
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Paulette R. Blackman

April 20, 1943 - March 29, 2017

Paulette R. Blackman was born on April 20, 1943 in Kaufman, Texas. Paulette lost her courageous battle with diabetes March 29, 2017. Paulette was raised in Mabank and moved to Seagoville upon her marriage to Charles Roy Blackman. She is preceded in death by her parents Paul Noble Rand and Floy Marie Gunter Rand, her baby brother B. T. Rand, grandson James Aubry Hunsaker and her loving and...
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Lessie Christine Williams

January 10, 1922 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Seagoville, TX.
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James Don Kinder

December 11, 1925 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Seagoville, TX.
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Maria DeLaLuz De La Luz Chavez

May 17, 1948 - March 24, 2017

Maria De La Luz Chavez was born in Mexico on May 17, 1948 to Alfonso Salcedo and Maria Del Carmen Alcazar. She passed away at her home in Dallas, Texas on March 24, 2017.She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Trinidad Chavez, daughters Sulema Chavez and Yesenia Chavez and her son Marcos Chavez.Left with cherished memories is her daughter Maria Chavez, son Trinidad Chavez Jr.,...
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Alice Marie Dowden

February 13, 1922 - March 23, 2017

Alice Marie “Bo” Dowden, 95, passed away peacefully at her home on March 23, 2017 in Terrell, TX. She was born on February 13, 1922 to John Wesley and Mary Ann (Pavlica) Brooks in Taylor, TX. Alice was married to Elbert Olan “E.O.” Dowden on December 24, 1941 in Austin. Alice attended college at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. During her marriage, she and E...
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