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Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home

Anderson-Clayton offers several locations for Texas families to plan their funeral arrangements. We have a simple goal: to continuously provide services to meet the individual needs of every family we serve and to ensure they are comfortable and secure with the choices they make. To us, what we do is more than just a business; it's a commitment to care.

At our Anderson-Clayton Bros. funeral homes, we believe that every life is unique. Every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their final arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting any of our locations. ANDERSON-CLAYTON BROS. FUNERAL HOME HIGHLAND MEMORIAL GARDENS-TERRELL Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home first opened in 1927 and has been at its present location since 1978. The Terrell location proudly serves families of Kaufman County with the philosophy of �Service Above Self.� Conveniently located off Highway 80 on West Nash Street, Anderson-Clayton has one of the largest facilities in the area. The funeral home features a lovely chapel with seating for up to 325 guests and additional seating for 60 family members. Two beautifully decorated visitation rooms offer comfort to those in need. The spacious lobby helps to accommodate gatherings whether large or small. The stateroom is available to enable families to personalize the service with photos and other items to remember loved ones. Highland Memorial Gardens The Terrell location is conveniently located near Highland Memorial Gardens, which means families can plan all funeral and cemetery arrangements from one location. Highland Memorial Gardens offers many options from traditional ground burial to mausoleum entombment. Highland is a true perpetual care cemetery, which means the grounds will be beautifully maintained for generations to come.


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Susie Reames

August 30, 1914 - February 24, 2009

Susie Reames of Mesquite, Texas passed away on February 24, 2009 in Mesquite. She was born on August 30, 1914 in Ferris, TX to the late Frank and Emma (Hill) Darr. Susie was an avid cook and enjoyed cooking meals for her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Forney. Susie is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Emma Darr; her husband Oliver Clyde Reames; one son,...
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Kenneth Walter Curry

July 28, 1952 - December 3, 2008

KENNETH “KEN” CURRY of Forney passed away on December 3, 2008 in Garland, Texas. He was born on July 28, 1952 in Denton, Texas. Ken was employed by Ed Ragsdale Sheet Metal Company giving them 20 plus years, of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by his parents, E. P. “Runt” and Ann Deussen Curry; brother, Billy Paul “Beep” Curry. He is survived by his loving wife of 14...
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Peggy Jean Shipley

November 27, 1952 - October 29, 2008

PEGGY JEAN SHIPLEY of Forney passed away on October 29, 2008 in Murphy, Texas. She was born on November 27, 1952 in McKinney, Texas. Peggy lived in Forney, for the past 28 years. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, E. L. and Maddie McEuen, Arie Milda Simpson and Willy Cannon; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Austin and Georgie Shipley. Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 30...
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John Marshall Turner

September 19, 1918 - September 20, 2008

John M. Turner, 80, of Forney, passed away at his home September 20, 2008. John was born Sept. 19, 1928 in Forkville, Miss. to the late Wylie and Annie Mae Turner. He had been a resident of Forney since the early 1970s and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. John was also a Master Electrician and owned his own business, CJT Electric, for many years. Most recently, he was a greeter...
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Elizabeth Pennington

July 15, 1943 - September 7, 2008

Elizabeth Pennington of Forney, TX passed away on September 7, 2008 in Garland, TX. She was born on July 15, 1943 in Forney, TX to the late Jake and Mable (Coleman) Garner. After Graduating from Forney High School, Elizabeth met and married Willie G. Pennington. Elizabeth worked for the Forney Independent School District as a part of the cafeteria administration for 35 years until her...
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William James 'Jimmy Mccurley, Sr.

September 18, 1976 - August 13, 2008

William James Jimmy McCurley, Sr., born September 18, 1976 in Terrell, Texas died peacefully in his sleep at his home on August 13, 2008. Jimmy was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leroy Jim Quinn affectionately called Peep and his paternal grandfather, William O. McCurley affectionately called PaPa. Jimmy was also preceded in death by his aunt Rena McCurley. Jimmy is...
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Mark A. Nash

August 28, 1959 - July 18, 2008

Mark Allen Nash of Forney, TX passed away Friday, July 18, 2008 in Dallas, TX. He was born on August 28, 1959 in Dallas, TX to the late Mack and Maggie (Brooks) Nash. Mark was owner and operator of Mansco Restaurant Equipment. He enjoyed working and bull riding. Mark will be remembered by his family and friends as loving, outgoing, and humorous. Mark is preceded in death by his parents and...
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Charles Matterson Adams, Jr.

October 6, 1924 - May 25, 2008

Adams, Charles M. Charlie, 83, of Forney, a WWII Navy veteran, passed away May 25, 2008. He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mabel Adams; wife, Susie Adams and son, Eddie Adams. Charlie is survived by his sisters, Mary Jo Stacy and Peggy Jacobs; 6 children: Paula Carr, Linda Adair, Lisa Adams, Dewayne McDaniel, Rick McDaniel and Mynetta Cockrell. He has several grandchildren...
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James Frank Reames, Sr.

June 15, 1940 - April 12, 2008

James Frank Reames Sr. of Dallas, TX passed away on April 12, 2008 in Dallas, TX. He was born on June 15, 1940 in Forney, TX to Oliver and Susie (Darr) Reames. After graduating from Forney High School, James worked for 43 years at Weirs furniture in Dallas, TX. He married Lavonne Speight on July 25, 1963 in Mesquite, TX. James is preceded in death by his father Oliver Clyde Reames. He is...
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Vera Viola Hendon

November 4, 1912 - March 1, 2008

Viola Hendon of Terrell passed away on March 1, 2008 in Terrell, TX. She was born on November 4th 1912 to Daniel and Josephine Lamb Lee. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, three brothers and her husband Eddie Hendon, and by one son Eddie Lee Hendon. She is survived by three daughters and two son in laws; Dephine and David Townsend of Forney, Eloise Kvapil of Seagoville,...
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Barbara Ann Gannon

January 3, 1942 - February 22, 2008

Barbara Ann Gannon was born January 3, 1942 and passed away February 22, 2008 in Dallas, TX. Preceded in death by parents, husband, Guy Gannon, sister, Betty Windel and brother, James Banks. Survived by children, David Gannon of Dallas, Douglas Gannon of Irving, and Greg Gannon of Forney. Barbara is also survived by two sisters, Kathy Long and Louise Hilton and brother, William Banks, Jr.
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Robert Charles Daniel

October 26, 1926 - February 16, 2008

Robert Charles Daniel, Bobby was born on October 26, in Decatur, TX. He went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2008. Bobby was an uncle, great uncle, great- great uncle, great- great- great uncle and beloved friend to many. He grew up at Buckners Orphanage, graduated and left and to join the Navy. He served on the USS Wesson and worked as a pressman for Kerr Packaging Company for 34...
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Justin Shaun Anderson

March 23, 1981 - January 18, 2008

Life is weaker than death, and death is weaker than love. Justin Shaun Anderson entered this world on March 23, 1981 in Garland, Texas. He departed for home with his Heavenly Father on January 18, 2008. His Grandpa Weak, Cousin Jerry, friends Matt, Josh, Jeannie and his friends Tyler and Codys dad greeted him. Left to celebrate his life are his mother Mary Penn and husband John, father...
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Gay Nell Richman

October 7, 1934 - November 9, 2007

Formerly of Forney, passed away November 9, 2007. Gay was born Oct. 7, 1934 in Tyler, TX to William Judson and Rosa Lee Pedigo, both of whom preceded her in death. Gay was also preceded in death by her husband, Travis Richman and daughter, Sharron Gay Dempsey-Sorsby. She is survived by her children: Mark Edward Dempsey and wife, Cheryl and Lisa Gay Baldwin and husband, Daniel; grandchildren: ...
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Larry Dean Clark

November 7, 1950 - August 15, 2007

Larry Dean Clark of Forney passed away on August 15, 2007 in Terrell, Texas. He was born on November 7, 1950 to the late Chester and Thelma Trisler Clark in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Larry was also a Vietnam War Veteran. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Chester Clark, Jr. and sister, Ruby Clark. Larry is survived by his loving wife 34 years, Brenda Clark of Forney; children,...
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