Obituaries

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21
Sep

Roe Wayne Sledge

Roe Wayne Sledge

1932-2017

A memorial service for Roe Wayne “Big Daddy” Sledge, of Terrell, formerly of Wills Point, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Terrell.

Mr. Sledge went peacefully to be with the Lord at age 84.

He was born in Wills Point Oct. 16, 1932, to Sterling Emmett and Julia Mae Sledge. He grew up in Wills Point and Dallas. He married Elizabeth Charlyne Rankin, daughter of Joe Maxie and Mattie Lu Rankin of Wills Point, Feb. 1, 1953.

During high school, he was the kicker on the football team and center on the basketball team. After a time at Henderson County Junior College, owning a service station with his brother, and living in Tyler, Garland and Mesquite, the Sledges settled in Plano in 1963, where they lived for 22 years.

Thu
21
Sep

Juanita Simmons

Juanita Simmons

1926-2017

Funeral services for Juanita Simmons, 91, of Edgewood, were held Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Edgewood.

Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Simmons passed away Sept. 12, 2017, in Corsicana.

Thu
21
Sep

Jeanie Faye Barnes

Jeanie Faye Barnes

1933-2017

Funeral services for Jeanie Faye Barnes, 84, of Canton, were held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Bro. Billy Smith officiating.

Interment followed at the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

Mrs. Barnes passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Canton.

Thu
21
Sep

Geneva Julia Allen

Geneva Julia Allen

1918-2017

Funeral services for Geneva Julia Allen, 99, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point with Mr. Randy Reagan officiating.

Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery.

She passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Mt. Vernon.

Thu
21
Sep

Denith Heddins

Denith Heddins

1926-2017

Services for Denith Fay Heddins, 90, of Edgewood, were held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, with Dr. Mark Moore and Bro. Carlton Young officiating.

Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park.

Mrs. Heddins passed away Sept. 13, 2017 in Wills Point. She was born Sept.30, 1926, in Wills Point to Walter Heddis and Lula Elizabeth Jackson McEnturff.

She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church and the Teachers Retirement System.

She enjoyed cooking, working in her garden, spending time with her family and going out to eat, especially to the Dairy Palace. She retired as the head cook for Edgewood ISD after 27 years of service. She had been a resident at Crestwood for the past six and a half years.

Thu
21
Sep

Bobbie Louise Oakley

Bobbie Louise Oakley

1924-2017

Graveside services for Bobbie Louise Oakley, 92, of Wills Point, were held Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton with Bro. Jerry Truett officiating.

Mrs. Oakley passed away Sept. 15, 2017, in Wills Point.

She was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Aledo to John Walter Hopkins and Madge Lille Newbrough.

She was raised in Wills Point where she graduated high school.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; daughter, Susan Kimbrew and husband, Virbil.

Survivors include her son, John Kimbrew and wife, Sandie; daughter, Juliette Kimbrew; grandson, Jerome Kimbrew and wife, Jennifer; and great-grandson, Jessie Kimbrew.

Thu
21
Sep

Billy Zink Robertson

Billy Zink Robertson

1937-2017

Funeral services for Billy Zink Robertson, 80, of Wills Point, were held Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with the Rev. Don Tisdale officiating.

Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood.

Mr. Robertson passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Lake Tawakoni.

He was born Feb. 17, 1937, in Edgewood to John Thelo Robertson Sr. and Denneth Christine Zink Robertson.

He was raised in Edgewood and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1956. He married Dawn Stout Aug. 23, 1959, in the Small Community, north of Edgewood.

He was formerly employed by the City Barber Shop in Terrell and later owned and operated Billy’s Barber Shop in Wills Point for many years, retiring in 2004.

Wed
13
Sep

Dr. Charles Russell Galloway

Dr. Charles Russell Galloway

1936-2017

Funeral services for Dr. Charles “Doc” Galloway, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at International Outreach Church under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Burial followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. Dr. Galloway passed away Sept. 9, 2017, in Tyler.

He was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Canton to the late Russell and Romilda Johnson Galloway. He lived in Canton during his early years and moved to Wills Point in the second grade. He graduated from Wills Point High School as Valedictorian. He attended Texas Christian University, East Texas State University and graduated from University of Texas College of Dentistry.

He married Kay Kethan in 1977, in Las Vegas and they were married for 30 years.

Wed
13
Sep

Jerry Wayne White

Jerry Wayne White

1944-2017

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne White, 72, of Wills Point, were held Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brennon Ewen officiating. Interment followed at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton. Mr. White passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Athens.

He was born on Nov. 20, 1944, in Frederick, Okla. to Lloyd White and Evalee Avery White. He was raised in Frederick where he attended public school. He moved to Wills Point in 1979. He married Jo Ann Adams Aug. 23, 1983.

He was formerly employed by Pike Construction, Hemphill Construction and was a self-employed carpenter in Wills Point. He enjoyed making things with his hands and collecting “treasures”. He was of the Baptist faith.

Wed
13
Sep

Kaye Carney Mercer

Kaye Carney Mercer

1948-2017

A memorial service for Kaye Carney Mercer, 69, of Wills Point, was held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Associate Pastor Johnathan Terry officiating.

Mrs. Mercer passed away at her home Sept. 4, 2017.

She was born April 28, 1948, in Sherman to Kenneth Lester and Nelda Jean Crook Carney.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Lancaster. She taught at the Lancaster Intermediate School for 20 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, H.H. Mercer Jr.; and her grandparents.

Survivors include her husband, David Mercer of Wills Point; son, Charles David and Ava Mercer of Quinlan; daughter, Brenda Kaye and Johnathan Terry of Midlothian; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Pitalo; brother, Kenneth Carney; and mother-in-law, Patsy Ruth Mercer.

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