Obituaries

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Velma Carpenter 1921-2018

 

 

Services for Velma Ernestine Carpenter, 96, of Grand Saline, were held Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Bartley Funeral Home with Danny Carpenter officiating. Interment was in in Oakland Cemetery.

She passed away Feb.5, 2018, in Grand Saline.  She was born April 21, 1921, in Kaufman County to Alanzo and Viola Sharp. 

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Lela Jo Hawkins 1933-2018

 

Services for Lela Jo Hawkins, 84, of Canton, were held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with Bro. Dan Tarno and Bro. Mark Robinson officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories.

She passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Canton. She was born June 2, 1933 in the Jackson Community to Gordon Kellis and Linnie V. Wyatt Malone.
She retired from the Garland School District after 23 years. She also worked for Gold Star Assisted Living in Canton for six years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Kellis and Linnie Malone; her husband, Troy “Shorty” Hawkins; and a brother, Jarrell Malone.

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June Forbing 1935-2018

 

June Leo Good Forbing, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, 82, of Canton, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb 9, 2018 in Athens after a brief illness.

She was born on Oct 19, 1935 to Henry and Ethel Good in Emporia, Kan.

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Jarrell Malone 1935-2018

 

 

 

Funeral service for Jarrell Hugh Malone, age 82, of Brashear was held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 in the Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs, with Rev. Bruce Stinson, Rev. Tommy Hall, and Rev. Dan Tarno officiating. Mr. Malone passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on Oct. 28, 1935 in Van Zandt County, the son of Gordon and Linnie Malone. He married Wanda Petty on May 20, 1955 in Brashear. She preceded him in death, in 2008.

He was a retired truck driver, a member of the Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge #221, and a Master Mason for over 50 years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

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Gina Neusch 1962-2018

Annette Sullivan Neusch, aka Eunice, Mama Neusch, Master of Reflexology, and Sergeant Crow, 55 years old of Canton went to Heaven on Feb. 10, 2018. A celebration of Gina's Life Memorial was held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Driven Life Church in Canton.

She was known for her giving heart, funny sense of humor, and creative mind. Her big personality made everyone she met remember her. Volunteering at many churches, dedicating time to Boy Scouts, performing reflexology, supporting Canton Eagle band were a few highlights of her life. She genuinely cared about others.

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Dr. Gene Hightower 1936-2018

 

 

Dr. Gene Wesley Hightower, 81 of Van went to be with his Heavenly Father, Feb. 6, 2018. He was born in Edom on Feb. 18, 1936 to Paul and Geneva Hightower.

In 1988, he married Lana Green and they have been inseparable since. He attended Baylor University on a basketball scholarship and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery, specializing in orthodontics. After practicing in Pasadena for four years, he moved back to Van and served patients in Athens, Van, and Mabank for 33 years.

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David Ricketts 1972-2018

 

 

 

Services for David Scott Ricketts, 46, of Canton were held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. He passed away on Feb. 3, 2018 in Jacksonville.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1972 in Alton, Ill to William Howard Ricketts and Mary Jacquelyn Davidson.

He loved to live life to the fullest. He enjoyed to karaoke, riding four-wheelers and mudding, riding Harley motorcycles, and playing pool.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

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Clarence Doty, Jr. 1919-2018

 

 

Services for Clarence Henry "C.H." Doty, Jr., 98, of Canton were held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Selvaraj Sinnappan officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home. Entombment was in Haven of Memories.

He passed away Feb. 7, 2018 in Canton. He was born Aug. 23, 1919 in Patterson, La. to Clarence Henry Doty, Sr. and Jessie Bazilie Knight Doty.

He grew up in Patterson, La. He met his future wife, Billie, at Fort Bragg while serving in the US Army during World War II. He was a gentleman's gentleman. His life revolved around his family.

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Feb

Shirley Brown 1951-2018

 

Shirley Jean Mewborn Brown was born Sept. 4, 1951 in Myrtle Springs. She had been a resident of Van Zandt County all of her life and was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

She passed away at the age of 66 on Jan. 28, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sanford Griffin Mewborn and Ida Ruth Knox Mewborn.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Turner Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Tarno and Rev. Fred Cooper officiating.

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Orval Wooley 1921-2018

 

 

 

Services for Orval Gibson Wooley, 96, of Canton were held Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

He passed away on Jan. 26, 2018, in Canton.

He was born on Sept. 29, 1921, in Meridian to Henry Monroe and Ora Edith Lane Wooley.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #141 in Canton. He was a Texas Department of Public Safety officer for 35 years and also served in World War II. He loved to travel with his RV Club in his later years.

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