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Dale Hill

Funeral services for Dale Hill, age 59, of Celina, Tex., formerly of Franklin County, were Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Bates Family Funeral Home in DeKalb, Tex. with Bro. Philip Dunn officiating.

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Rita Allene “Mamalene” Davis

Rita Allene “Mamalene” DavisRita Allene “Mamalene” Davis, age 89 of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Friday, March 17, 2017 at Mission Manor Healthcare Residence in Mount Vernon, holding the hand of one of her beloved daughters. Allene was born July 21, 1927 in Pickton, Tex. to Forney C. and Willie Mae Hitt Wilcox. When Allene was 17, she went to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad as a telegraph operator throughout WWII and for a couple years after the war was over.
Allene married the love of her life and her best friend, Thomas Joe Davis, on May 8, 1947 in Dallas, Texas. Together they would spend the next 54 years raising a family and living a lifetime of memories. Thomas Joe preceded her in death on September 28, 2001.
Allene was a longtime member of the Purley Baptist Church and the American Legion Ladies. She and Thomas were members of the square dance club. Allene was a dedicated mother who served on the PTO, the Girl Scouts, and any other activity her children were involved in. Back at home, Allene was a dedicated homemaker. She tended to the garden, milked the cows on the dairy, and took care of her six beloved children. Throughout her life, Allene was always the hostess of the party and loved providing for her guests. Even to the very end, Allene always wanted everyone around her to be happy, and she had the most agreeable spirit of anyone, no matter the circumstance surrounding her. Allene leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication to her Lord and her family for all to follow.
Allene is survived by five children, Diane Newsom, and husband Waymon, of Purley, Jeanne Lawrence, of Hopewell, Kandy Cook, and husband Steve, of Sterling City, Vicki Kempf, and husband Jeff, of Sachse, and Lisa Davis of Gilmer; grandchildren, Trey Newsome, Lanny Lawrence, Chris White, Matt Lawrence, Wendy Smith, Bryan White, Torren Davis, Robert Kempf, Bridgette Romero, Derek LaCaze, Rachel Dickson, and Zane LaCaze; siblings, Glennis Kaczor of Mount Vernon, Glenn Wilcox, and wife Ruth, of Winnsboro, and Dell D’Lizarraga of Sulphur Springs; and by a host of great grandchildren and other relatives and very special friends.
Allene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Joe Davis; one son, Thomas Joe Davis II; and by siblings, LaTane Lemons, Princess Cope, Dee Majestic, Royce Wilcox, and Jean Carder.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon with Pastor Pepper Puryear officiating. Burial followed at Purley Cemetery with Torren Davis, Derek LaCaze, Zane LaCaze, Lanny Lawrence, Matt Lawrence, Trey Newsome, Bryan White, and Chris White serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franklin County Historical Society for the Cotton Belt Depot Museum. P.O. Box 289 Mount Vernon, TX 75457. 903-537-4760

Pat Beck

Funeral services for Pat Beck, age 92 of Winfield, were Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel in Mount Pleasant.

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Peggy Yvonne Sustaire

Peggy Yvonne SustairePeggy Yvonne Sustaire, age 82, of Winnsboro, formerly of Greenwood, passed away in the late morning hours of Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Trinity Mission Nursing Home in Winnsboro, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

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Mary Xantha Stinson Bolding

Mary Xantha Stinson BoldingIn the early hours of March 7, 2017, our sweet Butterfly, Mother, Momo, Gigi, and Auntie, Mary Xantha Stinson Bolding, age 95, left her tired body and went home to join her LORD and Savior Jesus Christ and all those saints, family and friends, who preceded her in death.

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Larry Paul Woodle

Graveside services for Larry Paul Woodle, age 63 of McCrury, were Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at McCrury Cemetery with John David Wright officiating.

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Lonnie Ray Cannon, Sr.

Lonnie Ray Cannon, Sr.Lonnie Ray Cannon, Sr., age 73, of McLendon-Chisholm, TX, passed away March 6, 2017, in his home with his loving wife and children by his side.

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Donald Glosser

Memorial services for Don Charles Glosser, age 82 of Mount Vernon, were Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Trinity Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.

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Ronald Edwards

Graveside services for Ronald Edwards, age 75 of Bonham, formerly of Greenville, were Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Mount Vernon City Cemetery with Dwaine Clarke, Jerome Edwards, Kevin Edwards, and Anthony Gomez serving as pallbearers.

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