Obituaries

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05
Jul

Howard Thomas Coe

Howard Thomas Coe

1930-2017

Funeral services for Howard Thomas Coe, 87, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Bro. Ken Hackney officiating. Interment will follow at Dunbar Cemetery near Emory. He passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Kaufman.

He was born March 10, 1930, in Kosoma, Okla. to J. A. and Maggie Coe. He was raised in Oklahoma and later moved to Dallas. He married Mary Frances Forbis May 30, 1959, in Kilgore. He was formerly employed by Dallas Aeromotor and later was a self-employed barber in Dallas. He retired in 1995. He lived in Dallas before moving to Wills Point in 1968. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He was a member of The Baptist Men and Chapel of the Lake.

Wed
05
Jul

Carl A. Smith

Carl A. Smith

1944-2017

Funeral services for Carl A. Smith, 73, Winnsboro, were held Friday, June 30, 2017, at Beaty Funeral Home with Bro. David Harrell conducting. Interment followed at Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Smith passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Winnsboro.

He was born Feb. 24, 1944, in Lillie, La. to John Smith and Delma Wall Smith. He was a retired executive VP with Monsanto Chemical Company and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He loved restoring BMW micro cars and was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

Wed
28
Jun

Jay Thomas Nichols

Jay Thomas Nichols

1989-2017

Funeral services for Jay Thomas Nichols, 27, Dallas, were held Friday, June 20, 2017, at Robinwood Baptist Church in Seagoville under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Interment followed at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Balch Springs.

Wed
28
Jun

Gregoria Vasquez

Gregoria Vasquez

1915-2017

Memorial services for Gregoria Vasquez, 101, Wills Point, were held Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Edgewood. She passed away Thursday, June 22 in Wills Point.

Wed
28
Jun

George O. Conn

George O. Conn

1942-2017

George O. Conn, 75, died June 22, 2017, in Cedar Hill with his family by his side.

He was born in Dallas and graduated from Wills Point High School May 1961.

He served in the Army for 34 years, both in the Texas National Guard and National Guard Bureau, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer, followed by civil service. He was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Brigade and later served in the Bosnian War, followed by years in the US Army Europe and the European Command. He ended his career at the Pentagon with the Joint Chief of Staff in the J1 in 2010. He was a mentor to many other soldiers, both young and old, encouraging them along in their careers. He was a positive influence to all of his colleagues and was an endearing presence in the many places where he worked.

Wed
28
Jun

Charles M. Turk

Charles M. Turk

1955-2017

Funeral services for Charles M. Turk, 62, Wills Point, are scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Grace Family Church in Canton with Pastor Johnathon Smith officiating.

Interment will be private under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. Mr. Turk transitioned June 18, 2017, in Tyler.

Wed
28
Jun

Clint Hubbard

Clint Hubbard

1996-2017

Memorial services for Clint Hubbard, 21, Wills Point, were held Thursday, June 29, 2017, at First Baptist Church with Pastor Brandon Bachtel officiating. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home. He passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sunnyvale, due to a motorcycle accident.

Wed
28
Jun

Carl Trummon Kelly

Carl Trummon Kelly

1927-2017

Funeral services for Carl Trummon Kelly, 90, of Grand Saline, were held Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed in White Rose Cemetery. Mr. Kelly passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Wed
21
Jun

Stephen Douglas McFarland

Stephen Douglas McFarland

1954-2017

Funeral services for Stephen Douglas McFarland were held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Calvary Baptist Church in Wills Point under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Mr. McFarland passed away June 13, 2017, at University of Tennessee Hospital in Tennessee.

He was born Nov. 2, 1954, to Grady Lee and Mattie Hollister McFarland. He lived his entire life in Wills Point until recently when he moved to Tennessee to be near family. He graduated from Wills Point High School and attended East Texas State University and Henderson County Junior College. He continued his education at El Centro College and Trinity Valley Junior College to earn his nursing degree. He was a registered nurse for thirty-seven years. He worked at Terrell State Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman for most of his career.

Wed
21
Jun

Ila Qhintella Kelly

Ila Qhintella Kelly

1924-2017

Funeral services for Ila Qhintella Kelly, 92, Wills Point, were held Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery. Mr. Kelly passed away June 13, 2017, in Grand Saline.

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