Roselawn Cemetery and Funeral Home

Roselawn Cemetery and Funeral Home has been serving families of all faiths in the Seagoville area for many years. Because Roselawn Funeral Home is located on the grounds of the cemetery, we offer the convenience of providing all funeral and cemetery arrangements from one location. Our staff is available to offer assistance and care 24 hours a day. At Roselawn, we believe that every life is unique. The choices you make to celebrate that life can also be as unique and personalized as you wish. For those who want to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. ROSELAWN FUNERAL HOME Roselawn Funeral Home opened as part of the Anderson-Clayton Brothers family of funeral homes. At Roselawn, you will find a warm environment with a dedicated, caring and professional staff. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. As you approach the funeral home, you will find a traditional-style brick building with a columned entrance porch and carports. We offer a full-service 7,000-square-foot facility featuring a beautiful 150-seat chapel with a separate alcove for family seating. Two visitation rooms, a large visitation lounge, smaller coffee lounge and an arrangement room are also part of Roselawn Funeral Home. ROSELAWN CEMETERY Founded in 1957, the 48-acre Roselawn Cemetery offers many burial options. Traditional ground burial is available with both flat markers and upright monuments. Lawn crypts provide another option of burial, which you can find in our Court of Valley View. In the future, Roselawn Cemetery will offer an impressive outdoor mausoleum. Those interested in prearranging their services can purchase a mausoleum space now. More people today are choosing cremation, and Roselawn is proud to offer the most in cremation memorialzation, with countless options to meet your needs including a beautiful cremation urn garden.


Our Obituaries

Ernesto Garza

August 30, 1956 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Sandra Margaret Ballard

June 16, 1948 - February 26, 2017

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Wilda Nichols Payne

March 31, 1931 - February 20, 2017

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William Henry Massey

March 4, 1949 - February 15, 2017

Bill was born in Palmer, TX on March 4, 1949 and went home to be with the lord on February 15, 2017.He is preceded in death by his parents Angus and Rosa Massey; Brothers JT and Jerry. Bill was a truck driver for forty-eight years and has many safety awards.He loved riding his motorcycle with friends and seeing the country side, especially with Brother Raymond and his baby sister Joyce and her...
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Margarette Dow Moore

October 24, 1925 - February 11, 2017

Margarette Dow Moore, 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Seagoville on February 11, 2017. She was born on October 24, 1925 to Henry Richard and Bessie Pearl (Sullivan) Sewell in Seagoville, TX. Margarette was affectionately known as “Nona” by everyone that knew her. She won a canning contest when she was in the 3rd grade and was awarded a trip to Dallas, which she generously...
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George Howard Pemberton

July 15, 1929 - February 10, 2017

George Howard Pemberton, Jr., 87, passed away on February 10, 2017 in Seagoville, TX. He was born on July 15, 1929 to George and Margaret (Rivers) Pemberton, Sr. in Kingman, AZ. Howard began working at Safeway, as a bagboy, at the age of 15. He then proudly served his country in the United States Army. Upon his Honorable Discharge, Howard returned to Safeway and eventually retired there. He...
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Katie Leeann Rountree

July 18, 2001 - February 8, 2017

Katie Leeann Rountree was born in Dallas, Texas, July 18, 2001. She went home to be with The Lord on February 8, 2017. She is preceded in death by her namesake and great-grandmother Katie Stover, great-grandparents Lee and Laverne Walls, grandmother Gloria Rountree, and grandfather Robert Germany. Katie is survived by her parents John Rountree and Brandee Caddell, stepfather Ed Laney, Stacy...
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Ruth Elizabeth Green

February 16, 1932 - February 2, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Green, 84, passed away on February 2, 2017 in Haltom City, TX. She was born on February 16, 1932 to Amos and Elizabeth (Lutz) Goehring in Zelienople, PA. Although born and raised in Pennsylvania, Ruth and her first husband, Paul, lived in many places during his career with IBM. They first moved their family to New York, with subsequent moves to New Jersey, Houston, Los Angeles...
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Maria Celia Cornejo

November 15, 1938 - January 30, 2017

Maria Celia Cornejo, 78, falleció el 30 de enero de 2017. Nació el 15 de noviembre de 1938 a Refugio y Maria Trinidad Cornejo (García) en México. Maria Celia era una persona muy amable y acogedora. Ella era una excelente cocinera y le encantaba "sobrealimentar" cuando la llegaban a visitar. Ella era muy Católica y fue una fiel siervidora a su Se...
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Charles Linden Smith

May 31, 1927 - January 30, 2017

Charles Linden Smith (89) went home to the Lord on January 30, 2017. He was born in Warsaw, Texas on May 31, 1927 to Charlie Smith and Inez Wright Smith.He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving and devoted wife Dolly and his brother John David Smith.Left with treasured memories is his daughter Cindy Boaz & husband Bill; son David Smith & wife Jill; daughter Cathy Smith; 6...
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Edith Lucille Praytor

December 28, 1926 - January 30, 2017

Edith Lucille Dockins Praytor (90) passed away in Gun Barrel City, Texas on January 30, 2017. She was born in Richardson, Texas on December 28, 1926 to Henry George Washington Dockins and Margaret Elizabeth Johnson Dockins. She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband James and her 9 siblings.Left with cherished memories is her son James Praytor Jr.; daughter Linda Curtis;...
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J. Hilario Arellano Veloz

May 5, 1963 - January 27, 2017

J. Hilario Arellano Veloz, 53, passed away on January 27, 2017. He was born on May 5, 1963 to Lorenzo and Maria (Veloz) Arellano. Hilario was raised in Mexico but moved his family to California for 12 years before making their home in Texas for the last 19 years. He will be remembered for being a very happy and caring man. Hilario was an extremely hard worker and was always the life of the...
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Arlene L. Hogland

November 20, 1918 - January 27, 2017

Arlene Luckey Hogland, 98, passed away on January 27, 2017. She was born on November 20, 1918 to Thad and Cottie Luckey in Hugo, OK. Arlene moved from Hugo at a very young age, to Peerless, TX where her family worked as sharecroppers on a farm raising cotton and corn. At age 13, her mother passed away and Arlene, being the senior daughter, became responsible for housekeeping, cooking and...
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Barbara Bernice Woody

April 15, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Bernice Woody, 87, went home to be with her Lord on January 26, 2017. She was born on April 15, 1929 to Talmage and Jennie (Reed) Houston of Combine, Texas.Preceding her in death are her parents, husband James Renè Woody, and 4 brothers.Bernice was very diligent in attending the Church of Christ in Seagoville and was a faithful servant.Her greatest pleasure in life was her family and she...
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Shirley Jean Westmoreland

January 22, 1945 - January 20, 2017

Shirley Jean Westmoreland went home to be with the Lord on January 20, 2017. She was born in Paris, Texas on January 22, 1945 to Fred and Cleo Sticklin.She is preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Deborah & Marilyn. Also preceding her in death is her grandson Jacob Satterwhite.Left with cherished memories are her daughters Debbie Landess & husband Jake and Darla Parris &...
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William Edward Holden

November 9, 1943 - January 14, 2017

William Edward Holden (73) of Dallas, Texas went home to the Lord on January 14, 2017. He was born in Mattoon, Illinois on November 9, 1943 to Cecil and Neva Snow Holden.William grew up in the Dallas area. After graduating high school he enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. After his discharge from the Air Force he returned to Dallas and met and married the love...
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Boyd Meador Moore

October 21, 1923 - January 11, 2017

Boyd Meador Moore, 93, passed away on January 11, 2017 in Kemp, TX. He was born on October 21, 1923 to Raymond and Pruda Moore in Russellville, Kentucky. Boyd proudly served his country in both the United States Army and the United States Air Force and was also a WWII veteran. Upon his second Honorable Discharge, he became a long-haul truck driver, both as an independent and working for other...
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Ginger Kaye Carder

July 7, 1959 - January 9, 2017

Ginger Kaye Carder passed away peacefully in her home in Garland, Texas on January 9, 2017 at the age of 57. Ginger is survived by her Mother, Mary Edna Carder of Garland; siblings, Debra McClung, Tom Carder, Marilyn Gore, Sharon Carder, and Karen Carder and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by father, Richard N. Carder Jr.Ginger was born on July 7th,...
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Policarpio Cruz

February 6, 1929 - January 8, 2017

Policarpio Amado Cruz Jr. was born February 6, 1929 in the small border town of La Grulla, Texas. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and loved ones - January 8, 2017He is preceded by his father Policarpio Amado Cruz, mother, Paula Sanchez, his siblings, daughter Silva and son David Oscar Cruz Sr.Polo is survived by his wife and companion of 60 years, Andrea Cruz ; children: Alex...
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Billie Jane Rushing

November 17, 1928 - January 7, 2017

Billie Jane Rushing, 88, passed away on January 7, 2017. She was born on November 17, 1928 to Samuel and Josie (Troxell) Nelms of Tom Bean, TX. Billie lived in Dallas most of her life and was a faithful member of Hickory Tree Baptist Church in Balch Springs, where she attended services as often as she was able. She loved to play bingo and to also stay in touch with those that she knew and loved...
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Celeste Antoinette Barkman

August 6, 1943 - January 5, 2017

Celeste Antoinette Barkman, 73, passed away on January 5, 2017. She was born on August 6, 1943 to Rollie K. and Catheryn (Tansey) DeMond in Hastings, Michigan. Celeste has made her home in Texas for over 40 years, but her cremated remains will be spread over her home state of Michigan at a later date. She was Catholic by faith. Celeste loved to dance, was an excellent cook and was a very...
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Retha Wahl Ashton

April 24, 1921 - January 4, 2017

Retha Wahl Ashton (95) of Dallas Texas went home to the Lord on January 4, 2017. She was born in Eustace, Texas on April 24, 1921 to Leonard Ashton and Lela Baker Ashton. She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister Opal Buchinger; her husband Jesse D. Reynolds; husband Rex L. Ashton; husband Harold Wahl; son-in-law Orville W. Potter; son-in-law Lou Hardke and step daughter Francis Palmer...
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Fernando Gonzalez

September 23, 1935 - December 29, 2016

Fernando “Pop” Gonzalez, age 81, with family at his side, went to be with the Lord freeing him from his battle with cancer, on December 29, 2016 in Corsicana, Texas.Fernando was born on September 23, 1935 in Ferris, Texas. From a very early age he enjoyed tinkering, which became his specialty. Fernando eventually found his way to Dallas, Texas and worked with “Dallas Ceramics...
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Frankie Jo Gilcrease

December 29, 1924 - December 29, 2016

Frankie Jo Gilcrease, 92, went home to her Lord on December 29, 2016. She was born on December 29, 1924 to Roland and Mintha (Clark) DeBorde of Lancaster, TX. Affectionately known as Grannie by most everyone that knew her, Frankie’s greatest pleasure in life was her family and she loved them dearly. She was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church. Frankie worked as a secretary...
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Linda Leonard

June 13, 1939 - December 28, 2016

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Alicia Diane Weaver Scott

April 24, 1987 - December 27, 2016

Alicia Diane Weaver Scott, 29, passed away on December 27, 2016. She was born on April 24, 1987 to Doug and Leslie Weaver in Dallas, TX. Alicia was a loving daughter, sister and mother to her children. She was always smiling and had a heart of gold, she was more than happy to give anything to anyone that needed something. Alicia was always kind, extremely affectionate and loved animals,...
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Maggie M. DRIGGARS

May 18, 1928 - December 25, 2016

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF EMMA MAGGIE MARIE TIBBS DRIGGARS Emma Maggie Marie Tibbs Driggars was born May 18, 1928 to Joseph Early and Betty Ann Murphy Tibbs in Rochester (Haskel County) Texas. She attended Mitchell County Schoolbetween Rochester and Knox City. Sometime between 1938 and 1939, the Tibbs family moved to Winnsboro (Wood County) Texas, where she started 5th grade at Clebett Springs...
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Vicki Louise Dodd

August 6, 1949 - December 25, 2016

Vicki Louise Dodd passed away peacefully over the Christmas Holiday on December25, 2016. She was in good spirits and in the presence of loved ones. Although her legal name was Vicki, most knew her by Ma, Mom, G-ma, Granny and probably some other names, both good and bad.Preceding her in death is her father and mother, John and Victoria Forshee, and her husband, Collin Dodd.Those left to cherish...
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Harry Hall Stevens

January 8, 1928 - December 23, 2016

Harry Hall Stevens, 88, passed away on December 23, 2016. He was born on January 8, 1928 in Lyons, Georgia. Harry grew up in Savannah, GA and upon joining the United States Marine Corp., he was transferred to San Fransciso. There he met and married the love of his life, Jacquelyn and moved to Mesquite when he was assigned to recruiting duty in Dallas. Harry proudly served his country for 23...
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Sandra Ann Hughes

July 18, 1946 - December 17, 2016

Sandra Ann (Wade) Hughes (70) passed away at her home in Crandall, Texas on December 17, 2016. She was born in Newcastle, Pennsylvania on July 18, 1946 to Winford Wesley Wade and Ruby Lee (West) Wade.She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Jack Ernest Hughes; her brother David Phillip Wade and her grandson Joshua David Smith.Forever holding her memory in their hearts are her...
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Ronny Glenn Hammer

May 4, 1956 - December 17, 2016

Ronny Glenn Hammer, 60, passed away peacefully at his home on December 17, 2016. He was born on May 4, 1956 to JW and Glenda (Culver) Hammer in Athens, TX. Ronny was a longtime resident of Seagoville until eventually making his home in Combine, where the gate above the drive, “Hammertime”, clearly reveals Ronny’s love of life and family. He was always the life of the party and...
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Jo Ann Taylor

November 29, 1937 - December 8, 2016

Jo Ann Taylor (79) of Balch Springs, Texas went home to the Lord on December 8, 2016. She was born in Houston, Texas on November 29, 1937 to Garnett and Sadie Frazier.She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband John Taylor Jr., her son John Taylor III and her sister Barbara.Left with cherished memories are her son Robert Taylor, ; Daughter Melinda Harrison & husband Timothy;...
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William E. Markham

March 11, 1944 - December 8, 2016

William Edward Markham, 72, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 11, 1944 to Arthur and Helen (Hamilton) Markham of Dallas, TX. Will was born and raised in Dallas and other than nine years of living in Florida, has made Dallas his home his entire life. He was a roofer by trade, and along with his brother, installed many, many wood roof...
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Patsy Charlene Daniel

October 17, 1942 - December 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Barbara Ann Davis

December 15, 1937 - November 30, 2016

Barbara Ann Mitchell Davis went home to be with the Lord on November 30, 2016. She was born on December 15, 1937 in Dallas, Texas to Isacc Austin Mitchell and Amanda Lorena Richards Mitchell.She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Dearl Mack Davis; daughter Lana Kay; brother Jerry; sister Macelita; brother Grandon; sister Zava; sister Patsy and sister Maurine.Left to forever...
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Debra Sue Snelus

May 16, 1953 - November 30, 2016

Debra Sue Snelus passed away peacefully in her home on November 30, 2016. She was born on May 16, 1953 in Dallas, Texas to Ralph and Ora Nel Miller. She lived for children, both hers, and the students that she served and loved throughout her life. Debra is survived by her husband of 31 years Paul Snelus of Kaufman, her son Sean Snelus of Aurora, CO, her daughter Amy Trusty of Kaufman, TX, her...
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Melba Fern Prestridge

May 9, 1933 - November 29, 2016

Melba Fern Prestridge (83) was born in Seagoville, Texas on May 9, 1933 to Roland Lanier and Jewell Garrett Lanier. She went home to the Lord on November 29, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving and devoted husband Kenneth; sister Billie Carson; sister Ruth Swaim; brother Jack Johnson and brother Juan Lanier.Left with cherished memories is her son Phil Prestridge & wife...
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John William Taylor

June 24, 1964 - November 26, 2016

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Wilma Gleason

March 27, 1953 - November 23, 2016

Wilma Rose (Freimuth) Gleason, 63 passed away on November 23, 2016 in Forney, TX. She was born on March 27, 1953 to William and Dorothy (Castle) Freimuth in Bremerton, WA. Wilma worked as a medical assistant for most of her life and was a Christian by faith. She loved to crochet and lovingly gave her blankets and other items to her granddaughters to enjoy. She also had a fondness for all...
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Maria Burns

December 30, 1932 - November 22, 2016

Maria (Pulk) Burns, 83, passed away on November 22, 2016 in Carrollton, TX. She was born on December 30, 1932 to Johann and Adelheid (Plank) Pulk in Enns, Austria. Maria was born and raised in Austria and moved to Boston at the age of 18. She and her husband then moved to Fort Benning, GA and later on to Mabank, TX and Seagoville, TX before finally making their home in Mesquite. Maria was...
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Matthew V. Patrick

August 18, 1982 - November 19, 2016

Matthew V. Patrick, EMT, NP passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 34. He was born on August 18, 1982 to Wayne and Ronda (Swanner) Patrick in Dallas, TX. Matthew was a 2001 graduate of North Mesquite High School and a 2015 graduate of UT Southwestern Medical, where he obtained his certification as an EMT. He was employed by CareFlite and enjoyed his job very much. Matthew was a &ldquo...
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Yandell J. Burge

September 19, 1939 - November 18, 2016

Yandell John Burge went home to the Lord on November 18, 2016. He was born in Marietta, Oklahoma on September 19, 1939 to Edgar L. Burge and Minnie Wolf.He was employed by the City of Dallas Water Dept. for over 35 years.Yandell was a big man with an even larger heart full of love. He enjoyed hunting with his sons until health issues would no longer allow it. He enjoyed holidays and family...
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Doloras J. Smith

January 25, 1943 - November 17, 2016

Doloras Jo (Dale) Smith passed away at 5:59 p.m. on November 17, 2016 after a three year battle with MS. She was born January 25, 1943 to J.D. and Dorothy Dale of Brownwood, TX. On May 9, 1961 Doloras married the love of her life, Gurvis Dwight Smith and he has remained by her side for 55 wonderful years. She also owned and operated Smith Bookkeeping and Tax Service for 36 years and dearly...
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Edna Lorene Puyear

February 16, 1931 - November 17, 2016

Edna Lorene Puyear, was born February 16, 1931 in Dallas, TX to Allen and Edna (Knotts) Merriman. She passed away on November 17, 2016 at the age of 85 years, nine months and one day. Lorene graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1949. She was an active member of Pleasant Grove First Baptist and First Baptist Church of Urbandale. Lorene was a proud member of the Eastern Stars. She was...
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Patricia A. Crocker

April 7, 1939 - November 16, 2016

Patricia (Pat) Ann Marberry Crocker (77) of Seagoville, Texas went home to the Lord on November 16, 2016, surrounded by her children. She was born in Kirvin, Texas on April 7, 1939 to John Preston Marberry and Pauline Prouty Marberry.She attended Wortham ISD until her senior year in high school when she and her family moved to Fairfield. Pat had a big heart and was always there to help when...
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Mary Pauline McMinn

July 16, 1935 - November 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Donald Wayne Belcher

December 5, 1935 - November 14, 2016

Donald Wayne Belcher – “Don”, 80, was surrounded by his family in prayer when he entered into his Heavenly Home on November 14, 2016. He passed peacefully, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Donald was born to Carl and Alma Belcher in Price, Texas on December 5, 1935. He was raised in Haynesville, Louisiana, but has called Dallas, Texas his home since 1961. As...
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Beatrice Louise Arnold

February 13, 1931 - November 12, 2016

Beatrice Louise (Rhodes) Arnold of Seagoville, Texas went home to the Lord on November 12, 2016. She was born in Ola, Texas on February 13, 1931 to Major Thomas Rhodes and Lillie Mae (Owens) Rhodes.She is preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents Benjamin Franklin & Carrie Dorcas Rhodes and Willie Albert & Ellie Emma Owens; her loving husband of 56 years LeRoy Galey Arnold;...
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Barbara Stevens

April 18, 1940 - November 5, 2016

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Max Leslie Dill

June 11, 1939 - November 2, 2016

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Howard Floyd Free

September 18, 1933 - November 2, 2016

Howard Floyd Free (83) passed away at his home in Kaufman, Texas on November 2, 2016. He was born on September 18, 1933 in Marianna, Arkansas to Andrew Free and Fannie Bell Aikens Free. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Ann;his brother James Free; his sister Dorothy Koehme; and his four legged children, dogs Cassey and Stoney.Howard is survived by his nieces Janet Gamez &...
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Billie Jean Davis

January 23, 1935 - November 1, 2016

Billie Jean Davis (81) of Balch Springs, Texas went home to the Lord on November 1, 2016. She was born in Dallas, Texas on January 23, 1935 to Thomas Jefferson Shepherd and Winnie Ora Williamson Shepherd. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Jay Davis Jr.; her sister Gladys Sanders; sons James Paul Rogers and Charlie Lee Rogers.Left with hearts full of cherished memories is...
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Charles Dana Pollard

July 28, 1971 - October 28, 2016

Charles Dana Pollard, 45, passed away at his home on October 28, 2016. He was born on July 28, 1971 to Charles Ray Pollard and Elizabeth Ann Ellis Pollard in Dallas, TX. Dana proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed watching football in his spare time. Dana was very proud of his son and he loved his family very much. Preceding him in death are his grandfather Frank Ellis...
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Marie Emmons

April 6, 1941 - October 25, 2016

Marie Sililo Emmons passed away at her home in Scurry, Texas on October 25, 2016. She was born in American Samoa on April 6, 1941 to Uoka Momosea-Satele and Sifali Laloulu Momosea.She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband James “Butch” Emmons; her son David Emmons; her brothers Sefo Momosea and Onosai Momosea; great grandchild Chacona McIntosh.Left with cherished...
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Jincy Haycraft

July 27, 1925 - October 25, 2016

Jincy L. Haycraft passed away in Garland, Texas on October 25, 2016. She was born in Rosehill, Virginia on July 27, 1925 to George Dewey Lee and Loretta Winford (Abney) Lee. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Tony Haycraft, her grandson Tommy Jason Haycraft, her brother James Lee and her sister Dorothy Hughes.Left with cherished memories is her daughter Peggy Lambert & husband...
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Carlos Chavarria

March 28, 1960 - October 24, 2016

Carlos Chavarria, 56, passed away on October 24, 2016. He was born on March 28, 1960 to Paul and Maria (Rosales) Chavarria in Fort Worth, TX. Carlos was an accomplished brick layer and was a very hard-working man. He was always ready and willing to help someone else, to lend anyone a hand and loved his family and friends deeply. Carlos was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons fan and...
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Woodrow Dennis Nichols

March 17, 1921 - October 24, 2016

Woodrow Dennis Nichols, 95, passed away on October 24, 2016 in Rice, TX. He was born on March 17, 1921 to Albert V. and Hallie (Bray) Nichols in Henderson County, TN. Woodrow liked to say that he had “been on two wheels for all of his life” and was fortunate to be able to ride his bicycle up until last year. He proudly served his county in the United States Army and upon discharge...
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David Raymond Allbritton

August 28, 1951 - October 20, 2016

David Raymond Allbritton, 65, passed away at his home on October 20, 2016. He was born on August 28, 1951 in Dallas to William Raymond (WR) and Loreta (Hamilton) Allbritton of Dallas, TX. David was a 1969 graduate of H. Grady Spruce High School. His entire working career was spent using his creativity and skills to demolish and rebuild structures whether it was a grocery store, a kitchen...
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Doys Gene Crain

September 12, 1930 - October 19, 2016

Doys Gene Crain of Seagoville, Texas went home to the Lord on October 19, 2016. He was born in Pittsburgh, Texas on September 12, 1930 to Buster C. and Ada Louise (Wells) Crain. He is preceded in death by his parents, 14 siblings and his son Doys Gene Crain Jr.Left with cherished memories is his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Bobbie; daughter Glenda Miller & husband Richard; daughter...
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Charles Garner Vatter

July 27, 1938 - October 18, 2016

Charles “Chuck” Garner Vatter, 78, passed away on October 18, 2016 at his home. He was the firstborn child of Charles E. and Doris Vatter of Cochranton, Pennsylvania and was born on July 27, 1938. Chuck was born and raised in Cochranton, PA. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and after being stationed in Odessa, TX, vowed to never return to the coldness of...
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Alva E. Varnell

April 28, 1924 - October 17, 2016

Alva “Jack” Ester Varnell went home to be with his Lord on October 17, 2016. He was born on April 28, 1924 to Alva Ernest and Verna Estelle (Parker) Varnell in El Dorado, Arkansas. Words cannot describe the greatest husband, father, brother and grandfather that ever lived. Jack was a soldier to both God and country. He honorably served his country as a member of the United States Army...
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Delena Suzi Davis

August 8, 1946 - October 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Anna Bell Scarbrough

March 1, 1929 - October 15, 2016

Anna Bell Scarbrough, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2016 at her home in Mesquite, Texas while surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born in Wayne, Oklahoma on March 1, 1929 to Frances Edden and Maggie Mae (Byrd) Cooper. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband James I. Scarbrough; her sisters Lenora Moore, Dixie Mitchell, Mary Jo Dingler and Wanda June Cooper;...
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Edward Lynn Nix

October 21, 1952 - October 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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David Bryan Sewell

July 5, 1953 - October 2, 2016

David Sewell of Seagoville, Texas went home to the Lord on October 2, 2016. He was born in Dallas, Texas on July 5, 1953 to Vergil & Wanda (Densmore) Sewell.He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dennis Sewell. Left with cherished memories is his son Bryan Sewell, daughter Stacey Gonzalez & husband Scott, granddaughter Addison Sewell, grandson Slayton Sewell, sister Delia...
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Dorothy I. Hensley

January 8, 1943 - September 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, TX.
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Lou Ann SUTTON

May 10, 1942 - September 26, 2016

Lou Ann Sutton, 74, passed away on September 26, 2016 in Dallas, TX. She was born on April 10, 1942 to Homer Boyd and EthEl Loretta (Clanton) Patterson of Bonham, TX. Lou Ann was a very tender-hearted and straight forward women, you always knew exactly what was on her mind. She worked in a man’s world as a machinist to provide for her four children, building small parts that were part of a...
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Robert D. Surratt

July 7, 1935 - September 26, 2016

Robert D. Surratt (81) of Rowlett passed away September 26, 2016 in Rowlett. He was born July 7, 1935 in Rusk Texas to Joseph Eugene & Annie Leona Surratt. Robert worked in construction for many years. He enjoyed fishing and watching old westerns. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a First Sergeant during the Korean Conflict.Robert was preceded in death by his...
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Joyce Hill

March 9, 1936 - September 22, 2016

Joyce Hill, 80, of Balch Springs, Texas passed away in Dallas, Texas on September 22, 2016. She was born in Dallas, Texas on March 9, 1936 to Clifford Cantrell and Helen Schmidt Cantrell. She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister Darlene Knappenberger and her nephew Christopher Knappenberger.Left with cherished memories is her daughter Jan Grant; son Chuck Hill; son Craig Hill, daughter...
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Martin James Murphy

October 3, 1958 - September 20, 2016

Martin James Murphy, Jr. (57) of Seagoville went to be with the Lord September 20, 2016 in Forney, Texas. He was born October 3, 1958 in Dallas, Texas to Martin James and Betty (Grimes) Murphy. Marty was a graduate of South Garland High School. He worked for his family’s business Big D Appliance Service as an Appliance Repair Specialist. Marty was a family man, he never met a stranger...
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Daniel Grant Thornton

April 8, 1961 - September 19, 2016

Daniel Grant Thornton, 55, passed away on September 19, 2016 in Dallas, TX. He was born on April 8, 1961 to Jeremiah and Janet Thornton in Gardiner, Maine. Daniel grew up in North Whitefield, Maine and moved to Texas in 1978. He was employed at Venture Mechanical for 14 years as an HVAC Superintendent and was a true asset to the company. Daniel was also a handyman by trade and could build or...
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Daniel Grant Thornton

April 8, 1961 - September 19, 2016

Daniel Grant Thornton, 55, passed away on September 19, 2016 in Dallas, TX. He was born on April 8, 1961 to Jeremiah and Janet Thornton in Gardiner, Maine. Daniel grew up in North Whitefield, Maine and moved to Texas in 1978. He was employed at Venture Mechanical for 14 years as an HVAC Superintendent and was a true asset to the company. Daniel was also a handyman by trade and could build or...
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Coqueese Dixon

September 21, 1937 - September 18, 2016

Coqueese Dixon, 78, of Seagoville, Texas, passed away September 18, 2016. She was born September 21, 1937 in Commerce, Texas to Curtis and Elva Holcomb. She spent most of her life in Seagoville. She was a member of Crandall Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James “Dudley” Dixon.Survivors include two...
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John Halbert Watkins

August 28, 1921 - September 17, 2016

John H. Watkins 95, of Seagoville, Texas went home to the Lord on September 17, 2016. He was born in Forney, Texas on August 28, 1921 to Dr. A.B. Watkins and Kathleen Halbert Watkins.John proudly served his country with honors in the U.S. Army during WWII. He faithfully served God his entire life. He was a deacon in the Seagoville Church of Christ and served as the church treasurer for many years...
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John Halbert Watkins

August 28, 1921 - September 17, 2016

John H. Watkins 95, of Seagoville, Texas went home to the Lord on September 17, 2016. He was born in Forney, Texas on August 28, 1921 to Dr. A.B. Watkins and Kathleen Halbert Watkins.John proudly served his country with honors in the U.S. Army during WWII. He faithfully served God his entire life. He was a deacon in the Seagoville Church of Christ and served as the church treasurer for many years...
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Charles David Grubbs

September 1, 1956 - September 16, 2016

David Grubbs (60) of Crandall went to be with the Lord September 16, 2016 in Kaufman, Texas. He was born September 1, 1956 in Kaufman to Robert and Dorothy (Duke) Grubbs. He graduated from Crandall High School in 1974. He married the love of his life Tina Woody on June 1, 1985. David loved his family, his home and still lived on “Grubbs Hill” in Crandall. He enjoyed taking care of...
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Andy Garcia

September 25, 1967 - September 13, 2016

Andy Garcia (48) of Balch Springs went to be with the Lord September 13, 2016 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was born September 25, 1967 in Lubbock, Texas to Anastacio & Juanita (Garza) Garcia. Andy also known by many as “Monster” was professional truck driver for 28 years. Thirteen years ago he met the love of his life Glenda Wright and they married August 9, 2015.Andy leaves...
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McIva P. Stephens

February 7, 1925 - September 13, 2016

McIva P. Stephens (91) of Crandall, went to be with the Lord September 13, 2016 in at her home in Crandall. She was born February 7, 1925 to James Ivan & Cora Lou (Aaron) Parrish. McIva was known for her beautiful voice. She went to college earning a degree in Cosmetology and owned and ran Max’s Beauty Shop out of her home for 30 years. McIva was an active member of the First United...
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Freda Joyce Toland

January 20, 1933 - September 10, 2016

Freda Joyce Toland (83) of Seagoville went to be with the Lord September 10, 2016 in Seagoville at her home surrounded by her family. She was born January 20, 1933, in Lavon, Texas to William Ellis and Ella Belle (Dodson) Green. Freda married her loving husband of 52 years, Johnny R. Toland on August 22, 1964. She worked for Gibson Products in Seagoville and Margo’s La Mode in...
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Mary Cheree Larsen Bailey

January 10, 1971 - September 5, 2016

Mary Cheree’ Larsen - Bailey was known as many things to many people. She was known as Glittery! She was known as the Neighborhood Trend Setter. She was known as a Friend, who helped keep your house clean, just to help, or to keep her family’s Responsibilities Met… Daily. She grew up in Seagoville and later raised her 3 daughters in Balch Springs. Cheree’ was born...
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Virgie Christine Lambright

October 19, 1932 - September 5, 2016

Virgie Christine Lambright (83) of Mesquite passed away on September 5, 2016 at Bradfield Place in Mesquite, Texas. She was born October 19, 1932 in Frankston, Texas to Joseph Elam and Ollie Bell (Bizzell) Anderson. Christine was raised in Dallas, Texas along with her 10 siblings. She had two older sisters, Joyce and Billie; four younger sisters, Betty, Nancy, Wanda and Brenda and four younger...
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Gerald Lynn Brooks

October 22, 1955 - September 4, 2016

Lynn Brooks, 60 of Seagoville, Texas passed away in Dallas, Texas on September 4, 2016. He was born in Waxahachie, Texas on October 22, 1955.Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Karla; his parents Johnny & Edith Brooks; son Jason Brooks & wife Amy, son Adam Brooks & wife Melissa; daughter Valarie Meeks & husband Michael; 4 grandchildren; brothers...
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L. M. Layton

June 18, 1920 - August 28, 2016

L.M. Layton, 96 of Dallas, Texas passed away in Rockwall, Texas on August 28, 2016. He was born to William Albert Layton and Ora Irene Ainsworth Layton who precede him in death. He is also preceded in death by his loving wife Naomi; his son Larry Layton; his sister and brother-in-law Teen & Charles Barrett and his brother and sister-in-law J.H. & Elma Layton.L.M. was a long haul truck...
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Howard Eugene McClane

July 29, 1927 - August 25, 2016

Howard Eugene “Gene” McClane (89) of Combine, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 25, 2016 at his home in Combine. He journeyed peacefully surrounded by his family, praising the Lord even with his last breath. Gene was born on July 29, 1927 in Dallas, Texas to Fred S. and Stella Mae (Rice) McClane. He was a true gentle giant, a gentleman throughout. He had a great love...
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Janet Feagin

July 28, 1945 - August 25, 2016

Janet Ann Feagin (71) of Seagoville, Texas went to be with the Lord August 25, 2016 at her home in Seagoville. She was born July 28, 1945 in Terrell, Texas to Raymond Vernon and Elizabeth Sue (Campbell) Smith. Janet was an active member of the Elam Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband John Ronald Feagin and sister Saundra Garner.Janet leaves behind to cherish...
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Gerald Wayne Phillips

August 10, 1925 - August 25, 2016

GERALD WAYNE PHILLIPSWas born on August 10, 1925 in Aubrey, Texas the 6th child of Berva Zeloma and Joseph Phillips. While telling stories, partying and dancing every chance he got he passed to the other shore peacefully at the home he built on August 25, 2016. After working on the farm and running track at Denton High School he joined the Navy during WWII. He shared many stories of San...
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Theron Leo Cochran

September 17, 1943 - August 23, 2016

Theron was born September 17, 1943 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to parents Mark and Etta (Clark) Cochran and entered into eternal rest on August 23, 2016.He is preceded in death by his parents.Left with cherished memories is his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Phyllis; son Russell Cochran; daughter Rhonda Martin & husband Tony; grandsons T.J. Cochran, Blake Martin and Cody Martin; great...
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Evelyn Dolores Floyd-Boren

October 16, 1931 - August 14, 2016

Dolores Boren passed away on August 14, 2015 at the age of 84. She was born in Dallas, Texas on October 16, 1931 to Ollie and Nova Floyd. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Billy Boren and her brothers Alfred Floyd and Ray Floyd.She worked for many years as a court clerk for the City of Dallas. Dolores loved traveling to lakes and oceans or anyplace she could find adventure and...
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Gerald Lynn Dunn

August 24, 1965 - August 12, 2016

Gerald Lynn Dunn, 50, passed away on August 12, 2016. He was born on August 24, 1965 to Robert and Agnes (Palmer) Dunn in Dallas, TX. Gerald was born and raised in the Dallas/Seagoville area and was employed at Dunn Bros. Asphalt for over 30 years. He was a soft-hearted man with beautiful blue eyes and loved his family beyond measure. Gerald was a dirt track racing enthusiast at Devil’s...
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Peggy Diane Letson

December 14, 1944 - August 10, 2016

Peggy Diane Letson, 71, of Seagoville, Tx, passed away on August 10, 2016 in Mesquite, Texas. Peggy Diane, daughter of James Elmer Foltz, Jr. and Annie Catherine Scott, fought a long, courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Charles E. Letson; her sister Sharren Jermyn and husband Jim of Hamilton, New York; brother, John Foltz of Lincoln, Nebraska;...
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Joaquin Hernandez

October 31, 1946 - August 8, 2016

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Dustin Daniel Hawley

November 23, 1977 - August 7, 2016

Dustin Daniel Hawley age 38 raised in Dallas, TX. Went to be with the Lord August 7, 2016. He was born November 23, 1977. He was birthed by Debra Green and birth father Keith Hawley and raised by his precious Grandparents Betty Sue & Ira Hawley.Dustin weighed 1 pound 6oz at birth. He proved to us from birth that he was a fighter. In November 2015 doctors gave him 2 months of life left. He...
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Pauline Ann Forman

April 9, 1925 - August 6, 2016

Pauline Ann Forman (91) of Forney, Texas went to her Heavenly Home August 8, 2016. She was born April 9, 1925 in Edgewood, Texas to George Ernest Dillard and Lela Pearl (Knight) Dillard. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband George Murphy Forman; her twin brother Paul Dillard; sisters Inez Franks, Ruby Hulse and Opal Dillard and her son-in-law Mark Silvers.Left with...
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Eva Nelle Harris

March 6, 1932 - July 31, 2016

Eva Nelle Harris, 84, returned to her heavenly home on July 31, 2016. She was born on March 6, 1932 to parents Clifton Smith, Sr. and Annie Henson Smith.She is preceded in death by her parents Clifton and Annie, sisters Mildred Reed and Sammie Maxwell, and brothers T.B. Mills, Dillard Smith, and William Smith. Eva Nelle has three surviving sisters, Anna Bolton, Velma McDougald, and Carolyn Bynum,...
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June M. Couch

October 26, 1938 - July 31, 2016

June Marie Couch (77) of Combine, Texas, went home to the Lord on July 31, 2016. She was born in Dallas, Texas on October 26, 1938 to Jack and Ruth Marie (Whitley) Hopkins.She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Orville G. Couch Jr.; her daughter Sheri and her granddaughter Andrea June.Left with cherished memories is her son Orville Couch III & wife Kathy; daughter Tammy...
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Norma Carnley Travis

March 2, 1944 - July 27, 2016

Norma Carnley Travis age 72 of Seagoville, Texas went to be with the Lord July 27, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. She was born March 2, 1944 in Diboll, Texas to Harvey Curtis & R. Hazel (McMains) Carnley. Norma graduated from Seagoville High School in 1961. She married her loving husband David Travis, July 3, 1961 at First Baptist Church of Seagoville. Norma worked in radio as a Traffic Administrator...
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David Charles Bode

June 27, 1938 - July 26, 2016

David Charles Bode born June 27, 1938 passed away on July 26, 2016 after a lengthy illness. David was born and raised in Dallas, TX, graduated from North Dallas High School, attended East Texas State University (Texas A&M-Commerce), served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army, and was a self-made business man/owner in the trucking & racing industry. He retired to raise...
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Emma Benson

July 24, 2016 - July 24, 2016

We are all touched by angels, both heavenly and earthly.Beautiful, loving beings who instinctively know when they are needed. Once touched, our lives are never quite the same again. Emma Benson, daughter of T.J. and Ansley Benson was welcomed into Heaven on July 24, 2016. While we were truly anticipating the arrival of Emma into our home, God's plan for her was to join him along with other...
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Amador Rossi Garcia

August 11, 1950 - July 22, 2016

Amador Rossi Garcia passed away at Baylor Medical Center on July 22nd in Carrollton, Texas at the age of 65.Rossi is survived by his daughter Shannon Muller, her husband, Jarrod of Little Elm, Texas and his daughter Jessica Garcia of Pordenone, Italy. He is preceded in death by his parents V.O. and Celia Jaime of Alice, Texas Rossi was born on August 11, 1950 in Alice, Texas to V.O. and Celia...
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Ruth Smith

November 17, 1930 - July 16, 2016

Services for Ruth Smith, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Seagoville, preceded by visitation at 10 a.m.Mrs. Smith died Saturday in Allen after a long illness.She was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Benton, Ark., and married the love of her life, Jimmy Smith, on Sept. 25, 1949. The hardworking couple started a life together that would eventually see them move...
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