Obituaries

Tue
10
Apr

Ruth Thomas 1926-2018

 

 

Ruth Whitaker Thomas passed away on April 8, 2018 in Canton. She was born March 27, 1926 in Mt. Lebonan, La. to Ernest and Rosa Whitaker. 

She lived most of her life in Canton where she was a homemaker and raised her two boys, Clyde Jr. and Larry.

She worked in retail sales and later in life worked for a nursing home overseeing the activities. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and spent many of those years in the church choir.

Tue
10
Apr

Reese Hunter 1964-2018

 

 

 

A memorial celebration will be held for Nolan Reese Hester Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Galena Full Gospel with Rev. Charlie Musselwhite officiating.

He was born April 28, 1964 in Dallas. He had been a resident of Colfax most of his life, also living in Van.

He owned Framing by Reese and was meticulous when it came to his projects. He was a jack-of-all-trades and there was nothing he couldn't build out of wood. He had an eye for detail and the talent to see it through.

Tue
10
Apr

Marie L. Urquhart 1930-2018

 

Funeral services for Marie L. Urquhart, 87, of Canton, formerly of Lubbock, were held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Graveside services were held Monday, April 9, 2018, at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.
God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be so He put His arms around you and whispered, “Come go with Me.” She passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.
She was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Kingston, Okla., the daughter of John Floyd Watterson and Sophie Mabel Luttrell Watterson.

Allan Fuller Funeral Home www.allanfullerfuneralhome.com

Tue
10
Apr

Kerri Godwin 1964-2018

 

Kerri Rayburn Godwin was born July 20, 1964 in Italy, to Don R. Godwin and Gladys Williams Godwin. He passed away on April 5, 2018 in Chandler.

He is survived by his parents, his siblings, Jeff Godwin and wife, Cynthia; Kim Hodges and husband, Lonnie; and Donetta Cummings and husband, Casey; nieces and nephews, Ashley Lawrence and husband, Eric; Amanda Pruitt and husband, Seth; Brittany Rosenbohm and husband, Kevin; Matt Hodges and wife, Krissie; Morgan Cummings and wife, Megan; Zack Cummings and wife, Amber; Grace Godwin, Chloe Lookabaugh, and Brian Lookabaugh.

He was a very talented painter and was an accomplished artist. He loved cows and everything to do with farming.

He adored his family and was the best uncle his nieces and nephews could hope to have.

Tue
10
Apr

John Harger 1940-2018

 

 

Services for John Lacey Harger, 78, of Fruitvale, were held Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Riverside Mission Church with Bro. Donnie Herring and Sis. Delana Wheeler officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.

He passed away April 3, 2018, in Grand Saline. He was born Jan. 4, 1940, in Kalamazoo, MI, to James Albert and Mae Celeste Victoria Atkins Harger

Tue
10
Apr

Joe Dean Allen 1933-2018

 

 

 

Services for Joe Dean Allen, 85, of Grand Saline, were held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Herring officiating. Interment will be in Rodgers Cemetery.

He passed away April 1, 2018, in San Antonio. He was born Feb. 3, 1933, in Grand Saline to Arthur Elvy and Della Media Monk Allen.

He was a lifelong resident of Van Zandt County where he retired from Burns Security as Captain of security at Morton Salt.

Tue
10
Apr

Bre Tipps 1985-2018

 

 

Services for Bre Daley Tipps, 32, of Grand Saline, were held Friday, April 6, 2018, at Caney Creek Cowboy Church with Bro. Billy Smith and Bro. Donnie Herring officiating. Interment followed at Creagleville Cemetery with Bro. Homer Morgan officiating, under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline.

She passed away April 4, 2018, at her home in Grand Saline. She was born Dec. 5, 1985, in Dallas. She had spent all her life in the Fruitvale and Grand Saline area where she graduated from Fruitvale High School, Class of 2004, and was a member of Riverside Mission Church.

Tue
10
Apr

Barbara Palmer 1931-2018

 

Barbara Erna Babitzke, 87, was born on Nov. 24, 1931 in Lipscomb County and died March 25, 2018 in Grand Saline.

She was born and raised in the Lutheran Church. On Aug. 18, 1951, she married George T. Palmer in the First Lutheran Church of Ft. Smith, Ark.

She and George moved back to Texas in 1954. They resided with their daughters, Marilyn and Susan, in Abilene until 1968.

Mesquite was their home until 2007, when they moved to their Van Zandt County farm.

Tue
10
Apr

Ted Romine 1939-2018

 

Ted Romine, 79, of Fruitvale, passed away March 26, 2018, at his home. He moved to Fruitvale after he retired from JC Penney in Dallas. Later, he started a hay bailing business because of his love for tractors and to keep busy.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Emma Romaine, “the love of his life” as he used to say; three daughters, Debbie Cherry of Collinsville, Ill., Darlene Johnson of Mesquite and Kathi Rogers of Taylor; sons, Ray Romine of Collinsville Ill. and Charles Sherwood of Allen; grandsons, Matthew Sherwood and Nickhlos Sherwood; granddaughters, Tina Armstrong, Brandy Cherry, Ashley Romaine and Brittany Sherwood; great-grandsons, Dustin Armstrong, Jason Littlejohn, James Littlejohn and Hunter Cherry.

Tue
10
Apr

Steve Huffines 1961-2018

 

 

Services for Steven Royce Huffines were held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Hilliard Funeral Home. He was laid to rest at Corinth Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 9, 1961 in Dallas. He had been a resident of Van since 1973. He worked as a master plumber and enjoyed fishing and hunting. 

He passed away at the age of 57 on April 2, 2018 at his home. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Brenton Lane Huffines; dad, Paul M. Huffines; sister-in-law, Kelly Lambert; and niece, Lindsey Williams.

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