Obituaries

Wed
30
Aug

J.B. Wallace

J.B. Wallace

1930-2017

Funeral services for J.B. “Buzz” Wallace, 86, of Wills Point, were held Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Pastor Jimmy Jones officiating.

Interment followed at Bright Star Cemetery north of Wills Point.

Mr. Wallace passed away Friday Aug. 25, 2017, at his residence in Wills Point.

He was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Wills Point to William Aaron Wallace and Zadie Elizabeth Perry Wallace. He was raised in Wills Point. He married Wandell Denby March 25, 1950, in Rockwall.

He was formerly employed as warehouse manager for Alexander Smith/Mohawk Carpets.

Wed
30
Aug

James Crawford Moore

James Crawford Moore

1931-2017

Funeral services for James Crawford Moore, 86, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with the Rev. Mike Stone officiating.

Military honors followed at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

He passed away to be with our Lord and Savior Thursday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2017, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 10, 1931, in Bradley, Ark. to Herbert Phillips Moore and Lillian E. Beard Moore. He was raised in Lake Village, Ark. and graduated from Lake Village High School in 1949.

He proudly served his country in the Air Force for 10 years and the Army for 10 years, retiring in 1971.

He married Barbara Kuykendall, Dec. 17, 1977, in Garland. He owned and operated Unique Cleaners in Terrell for 20 years. He lived in Terrell prior to moving to Wills Point 36 years ago.

Wed
30
Aug

Curtis Ricky Mac Martin

Curtis Ricky Mac Martin

1958-2017

Funeral services for Curtis Ricky Mac Martin, 59, of Canton, were held Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood.

Burial followed at Small Cemetery.

Mr. Martin passed away Aug. 23, 2017, at his home in Canton, after a short battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Grand Saline July 1, 1958, to Doris Jean Fletcher Morgan and the late Johnnie Mac Martin. He was raised in Grand Saline and attended Grand Saline High School.

He raised three sons, Curtis, Josh and James in Canton and was employed with I-20 Truck Repair as a master gas and diesel mechanic. He was of the Christian faith and was always willing to help other people day or night.

Thu
24
Aug

Peggy Jean Allen

Peggy Jean Allen

1941-2017

Funeral services for Peggy Jean Allen, 76, of Wills Point, were held Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Ken Maddox officiating.

Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point.

Mrs. Allen passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Canton.

Thu
24
Aug

Jerry Don Erwin

Jerry Don Erwin

1938-2017

Funeral services for Jerry Don Erwin, 79, of Edgewood, were held Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Burial followed at Barrett Cemetery in Edgewood.

Mr. Erwin passed away Aug. 20, 2017, at his home.

He was born June 9, 1938, in Edgewood to Charlie Fred and Lillie Bell Erwin. He was raised in Edgewood, graduated high school and remained a lifetime resident.

He married Glenda Walker and they had two children, Tim and Amy. He then married Betty Churchwell in Van Zandt County in 1978 and she added three children, Mouri, Cindy and Bill.

Wed
09
Aug

Ronald Dean Osborn

Ronald Dean Osborn

1946-2017

Visitation services for Ronald Dean Osborn, 70, of Canton, formerly of Wills Point, were Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point.

Mr. Osborn passed away Aug. 3, 2017, in Rockwall.

He was born Oct. 8, 1946, in Sioux City, Iowa, to George Osborn and Alvina Hintz Osborn. He was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School. He later attended Western Iowa Tech.

He retired from Old Castle in Terrell in 2013 after 30 years of service. He married Debi Kelsheimer Dec. 27, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He lived in Wills Point for 17 years prior to moving to Canton. In his spare time, he enjoyed wood working and spending time with his grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dedria Rae Turner on July 27, 2016; and a nephew, Michael Osborn Jr.

Wed
09
Aug

MaryLou Gift

MaryLou Gift

1935-2017

Funeral services for MaryLou Gift, 81, of Tyler, formerly of Wills Point, were held Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bro Dennis Ivy officiating.

Interment followed at Bright Star Cemetery north of Wills Point under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gift passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Tyler.

She was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Liberal, Kan., to Walter Charles Ross and Mary Leola Bennett Ross. She was raised in Liberal and graduated from Liberal High School in 1953.

She married Floyd Dale Gift Dec. 27, 1953, in Liberal. She lived in Garden City and Logan, Kan. prior to moving to Wills Point in 1977.

Wed
09
Aug

Joseph Paul Hess

Joseph Paul Hess

1947-2017

Memorial services for Joseph Paul Hess, 69, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Russell Memorial Methodist Church in Wills Point with Pastor David Cartwright officiating, under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Mr. Hess passed away at his home Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

He was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Minot, North Dakota, to the late Paul Joseph Hess and Helen Adele Mitts Hess. He graduated from Bishop Ryan High School in Minot. He then attended North Dakota State University and later graduated with a degree in economics from the University of North Dakota.

Wed
09
Aug

Danyell Seay Oltean

Danyell Seay Oltean

1967-2017

Danyell Seay Oltean went to be with Jesus on July 30, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

There will be a Pink Memorial Celebration Aug. 11, 2017, at Samuel Farm Park 100 East US Hwy 80 Frontage Road, Mesquite.

The visitation reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the memorial service at 8 p.m.

Because of her positive outlook and fun disposition, this service will be a true celebration of her life. The family requests that you wear pink in her honor.

She was born Sept. 8, 1967, to Harry Lewis Seay and Audrey Junell Ward Seay in Dallas. She grew up in Mesquite and graduated from Mesquite High School.

Most recently, she worked as an assistant activities director for Ridgecrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Forney.

Wed
02
Aug

Marilyn Yvonne Reynolds

Marilyn Yvonne Reynolds

1939-2017

Funeral services for Marilyn Yvonne Reynolds, 77, of Terrell, were held Monday, July 24, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Yantis Cemetery in Yantis. Mrs. Reynolds passed away July 19, 2017, in Terrell.

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