Luke Gray took advantage of the rare snowfall that hit Van Zandt County Jan. 10 to make a snowman and learned to sled. The county was covered with snow as temperatures hovered in the low 30s throughout the day and night.
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Eight miles from the nearest town, our ranch felt like a sanctuary. Until it didn’t.
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Earl Sewell Jr. passed away Jan. 2, 2021, in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 85. Due to COVID-19, a private family funeral with burial was held in his family cemetery, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, in Van Zandt County. The family is hoping to have a spring celebration of Earl’s life.
Services for Brenda Fugate will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Hilliard Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Fairway Garden of Memories Cemetery in Van with Bro. Jimmy Allen officiating. Family will serve as pallbearers.
A celebration of Life for Dianne Smith will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 23, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Canton. Dianne went to be with the Lord on Dec. 10, 2020.
Daniel Dwayne Ballard was born June 15, 1958, in Grand Saline, and passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 6, 2021, at his recent residence of Raleigh, North Carolina.