The Canton Eagles hit the ground running in their playoff opening series last week, notching a pair of easy wins over the Farmersville Farmers to sweep their way into the Area round.
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Natalee, our 10-year-old granddaughter, mothers everything. Her younger brother. Her cousins. The neighborhood urchins. Even the cottontail rabbit which somehow found its way inside the backyard fence. But it was something that happened during the family’s Easter get-together (all the adults had their Covid shots) that brought Natalee’s penchant for nurturing into sharp focus.
Of all professions, it seems that it’s always open season for criticizing teachers, especially within the system itself. Teachers are often blamed for student behavior, lack of achievement, parent complaints and other occurrences that are out of their control. For example, I have seen teachers criticized for not knowing why students behave the way they do.
A memorial service was held for Robert “Don” Morris, 79, of Canton, Texas on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Lakeside Baptist church under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home. Dr. Mark Moore and Bro. Carlton Young officiating.
Don went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2021, at home. He was born on Dec. 5, 1941, in Dallas, Texas to Robert Dempsey Morris and Jewel Lynn Hamrick Morris.
A funeral service was held for Troy Garland Busby, “PA”, 80, of Longview, Texas on Monday, May 3, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Herring and Bro. Mack Swain officiating.
Troy went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2021, in Longview, Texas. He was born on Aug. 19, 1940, in Grand Saline, Texas, to Audie Phillip Busby and Evelyn Pauline Chandler Busby.
Retired Master Sergeant Branson Edward Stiles, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at his Canton area home on April 12, 2021, after an extended battle with lung cancer and COPD. “Ed” Stiles was a decorated war veteran who retired from the Marines in 2006 after 37 years of dedicated service through both active and reserved service.
Services for Juanita Reeves Jones, 97, of Canton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.