Obituaries

Tue
23
May

Jack Everett Lamb

Jack Everett Lamb

1928-2017

 

Memorial services for Jack Everett Lamb, 89, of Myrtle Springs, were held Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Chaplain Shane Barnes officiating.

Interment followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery. He passed away peacefully May 15, 2017, at his home in Myrtle Springs.

He was born March 23, 1928, in Mabank to Thomas Everett Lamb and Dovie Isadora Greenlee.

He grew up in Kaufman County before moving to Dallas. He joined the Army at age 17 and served in Germany until he was discharged in 1947. He worked for Dallas Airmotive as an airplane mechanic for several years before retiring to Myrtle Springs. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing dominoes and listening to old music.

Wed
17
May

Jarvis Eugene Pickens

Jarvis Eugene Pickens

1954-2017

Services for Jarvis Eugene (PeeWee) Pickens, 63, of Canton are scheduled for 1 P.M. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Canton. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Canton.

Mr. Pickens passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, in Tyler.

He was born Jan. 6, 1954, in Canton to Jarvis Lee and Nettie LaVesta Potts Pickens.

Wed
10
May

Williard Neille McWilliams

Williard Neille McWilliams

1929-2017

 

Services for Williard Neille McWilliams, 87, of Canton, were held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating.
Interment followed at Cool Springs Cemetery. Mr. McWilliams passed away April 28, 2017, in Canton.

He was born August 18, 1929, in Martins Mill to Irby McWilliams and Ione Simmons. He grew up in Van Zandt County and attended school at Lonestar and Canton. He married Dorothy Marie Huddle May 12, 1950, and they spent the last 66 years together. He had a passion for farming, gardening and raising cattle. He served as a Deacon in the Baptist Church since the age of 21 and taught Sunday school for several years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Dorothy.

Wed
10
May

Kenneth Wayne Hughes

Kenneth Wayne Hughes

1959-2017

Memorial services for Kenneth (Keny) Wayne Hughes, 57, Canton, were held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home.  He left this earth for his heavenly home, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

He was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Greenville to Bobby D. Hughes and Gloria Jean Boyd. He grew up in Charleston and was a member of East Delta Baptist Church. He attended Cooper School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart Cheryl Abston Hughes Jan. 15, 1977, at First Baptist Church in Cooper. Always true sweethearts, their marriage lasted 40 years, 3 months, and 14 days. They lived in Charleston, Cooper and Wills Point before settling on their farm outside of Canton. Their daughter Heather Rae was born July 6, 1984.

Wed
10
May

Keith Brian Rickman

Keith Brian Rickman

1959-2017

Memorial services for Keith Brian Rickman, 57, of Wills Point were held Friday, May 5, 2017, at Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Mesquite under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home. He passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Wills Point.

 

Wed
10
May

Alicia Smith

Alicia Smith

1926-2017

Funeral services for Alicia Smith, 90, were held Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton with Father Selvaraj Sinnappan officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home. Interment followed in Haven of Memories. Mrs. Smith passed away April 29, 2017, at her home in Canton.

She was born August 18, 1926, in Laredo to Alfonzo and Petra Rodrigues Ortiz. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton. She was a registered nurse for many years. She enjoyed painting, reading, gardening and loving her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Smith; and five siblings.

Wed
03
May

Audrey Jean Pearman

Audrey Jean Pearman
1941-2017

Wed
03
May

James Cobern

James Cobern
1927-2017

Sat
29
Apr

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26
Apr

Sophia Anna Schofield

Sophia Anna Schofield

1935-2017

 

 Sophia Anna Schofield, 81, of Wills Point, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, in Canton from complications of Alzheimer’s.

She was born June 26, 1935, in Moorestown, N.J. to Samuel A. and Sophia Elizabeth Link Mercer.

She married Albert Schofield on Aug. 27, 1955. They lived in Medford, N.J. for many years before moving to Wills Point in October 1999. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Samuel Mercer Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Schofield of Wills Point; son and his wife, Kenneth and Tina Schofield of Canton; daughter, Patti Schofield of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Josh East, Samantha Villegas, Dylan Schofield, Jenny Bird and William Gilmore; three great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Joan Torres of Naples, Fla.

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