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Anderson-Clayton Brothers 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 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.

Our Obituaries

Sylvia Genova Knight

February 22, 1923 - January 27, 2018

Sylvia Genova Norris Knight was born February 22, 1923 in Lark Harbour, Newfoundland to Janet Sheppard and William Wheeler. She passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her savior January 27, 2018 in Forney, Texas surrounded by her family.Sylvia spent many hours serving her community in Tool, Texas volunteering at church, East Texas Medical Center in Athens, Texas and The Library at Cedar...
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Paula G. Nevares

January 19, 1924 - January 27, 2018

Paula Gonzalez Nevares, also known as Paulita, Grandma, GG, angel, dear friend, devoted servant of the Lord, passed from this life into the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ early Saturday morning, January 27, 2018. She had just celebrated her 94th birthday. She was born January 19, 1924.Paula was a long-time resident of Terrell, Texas and was a devoted member of St. John┤s Catholic Church.She is...
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Ozella Ozella Wood

August 15, 1925 - January 25, 2018

Ozella Wood passed away peacefully Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Forney, Texas. She was born to Cecil & Lela Denton in Altus, Oklahoma.Preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Wood; son, Dennis; daughter, Cheryl; step-son, David Wood; granddaughter, Darla McNiel; brother, Earl Denton; sister-in-law, Becky Denton; sister, Gwen Nottingham; brother-in-law, Jimmy Nottingham.Ozella is survived...
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Shirley Dickinson

November 20, 1935 - January 23, 2018

Shirley Lee Dickinson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Emory, TX. She was born to Johnny W. & Johnnie Ryals in Kopperl, TX.Preceding her in death is her husband, Jerry Dickinson; father, Johnny W. Ryals; mother, Johnnie Ryals; grandson, Christopher Bell; & sisters, Betty Ross & Darlene Ryals.Shirley is survived by her children, Claudia Bell & husband Larry, Larry Dickinson ...
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Dan Bauer

August 25, 1937 - January 13, 2018

Dan Kenneth Bauer passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Terrell, Texas at the age of 80. He was born to William & Mary Bauer in Llano, Texas.Dan retired as a carrier for the US Postal Service after many years of service. He loved his cows and dogs. He mainly just loved spending time with his family and the love of his life, Theresa. He is preceded in death by his wife Theresa; & his...
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Jeane Eaves

October 9, 1926 - January 11, 2018

Jeane Hillman Eaves, 91, passed away on January 11, 2018. She was born on October 9, 1926 in Jackson, Tennessee. She was married to her high school sweetheart, James F. Eaves, for nearly 71 years. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Union University in Tennessee, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She taught elementary school for many years, and retired from teaching 3rd...
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Alma Ruth Love

January 14, 1930 - December 26, 2017

Alma Ruth Love was born to Clarence and Alice Love on January 14, 1930 and in the evening hours of December 26, 2017, she left this earth to become and angel in heaven and be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Alma Ruth lived in Terrell almost all of her life. She and her mother, dad and uncle, John, lived in their home on Johnson Street for over 50 years. At the age of 70 and after the...
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Martha Wilkins

October 28, 1934 - December 25, 2017

Martha Powell Wilkins passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2017 in Terrell, TX at the age of 83. She was born to Lee and Varina Powell in Tyler, Texas.She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law JW Johnson of Tyler.Martha is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Ronald Wilkins; children, Matthew Wilkins and wife Wanda, Steven Wilkins and wife Tina, Tim Wilkins and wife Pam,...
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Shirley Ann Staiger

September 13, 1936 - December 24, 2017

Shirley Ann Staiger passed away December 24, 2017 in Kaufman, Texas at the age of 81. She was born to Hollis & Opal Stout in Cherokee, Oklahoma.She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; & brother, Dale Stout.Shirley is survived by her son, Dennis Staiger & wife Jan; son, David Staiger; brother, Floyd Stout; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
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Florence Helen Powell

November 5, 1934 - November 22, 2017

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Mae Ann Harrell

June 9, 1947 - November 14, 2017

Mae Ann Harrell, age 70, passed away November 14, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Mae Ann was born in Lawton, Oklahoma to Hezekiah and Bernice (Burke) Ramer. She was very close to her five siblings, spending many a Sunday afternoon together visiting, laughing and cutting up. All who knew Mae Ann could attest to her very witty and quick sense of humor and her...
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Dolores Lee Kedroski

November 28, 1933 - November 2, 2017

Dolores “Dee” Kedroski, age 83, passed away November 2, 2017 in Quinlan, TX surrounded by her loving family. Dee was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia to Joseph and Emma Marie (Frezza) Saccone. She was a very energetic and fun person, which was quite evident as she greeted everyone that shopped at the Quinlan Walmart. Dee was known for her awesome Italian cooking and her very...
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Russell Allan Monk

October 2, 1962 - November 1, 2017

Russell Allan Monk, age 55, of Terrell, Texas, passed away at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Russell was born in Dallas County on October 2, 1962, to Benny and Arneta Monk. He was a 1981 graduate of Terrell High School; he then went on to receive a degree in telecommunications. He loved dogs, the occasional blackjack game, and watching...
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Gary Wayne Kines

October 21, 1952 - October 14, 2017

Gary Wayne Kines passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 64 in Rowlett, Texas. He was born to William and Dorothy Kines in Dallas, Texas.Gary worked for Metzgers Dairy with his father from 1968-1981, then he went to Cabeils from 1981-1984, then to Americana from 1984-1992, then SW Dairy in McKinney from 1992-1994, and he finished his career at Americana from 1994-2000. He enjoyed...
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David Ray McBride

May 5, 1953 - October 10, 2017

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Margaret Blanche Northcutt

May 13, 1932 - September 25, 2017

Margaret “Peggy” Blanche Fritschler Simmons Northcutt was born May 13, 1932 in New York, the first of three daughters born to John (a UPS mechanic and volunteer firefighter) and Margaret (a homemaker)Fritschler. Peggy grew up in and attended school in Elmont, New York. Upon graduating from high school, despite having a full voice scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City,...
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Rita Knipstein

May 30, 1949 - September 12, 2017

Rita Ann Knipstein passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Royse City, TX at the age of 68. She was born to Joe Frank Wooldridge & Helen Wooldridge Wallace in Terrell, TX.Rita worked at the Terrell State Hospital where she started the medical transcriptionist department. She also worked for Lake Pointe Hospital in Rockwall, TX. She loved horses and she competed in barrel racing. She...
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William Anthony Ortolani

July 3, 1943 - September 11, 2017

William “Bill” Anthony Ortolani passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Terrell, Texas at the age of 74. He was born to William & Carmela Ortolani in Detroit, Michigan.For the first half of his career Bill was a contractor. He later built Terrell Lawnmower Repair with the help of his wife Jenna that they successfully ran for over 25 years. He was an avid camper, fisherman, ...
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Terrance Michael Gibson

June 6, 1977 - August 31, 2017

Terrance Michael Gibson (Gibb) passed away in his home in Terrell, Texas on August 31, 2017. He was born in Archer City, Texas to Dianne Ferris Lee & the late Michael Gibson. Terry grew up in Garland, Texas, his passions through his younger years were football and the ROTC. He always wanted to follow in his family’s footsteps and serve our great country. After High School, he joined the...
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Faye Lee Cooper

April 13, 1926 - August 26, 2017

Faye Cooper, age 91, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. Faye was born in Henderson County, Texas to the late Aubrey Lee Huckabee and Elizabeth Swain Huckabee. She was a longtime resident of the Kaufman County area and worked many years as a telephone operator. Faye loved her dogs and cats and enjoyed doing arts and crafts. Faye was preceded in death by her parents; sisters,...
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Arnold David Griffith

June 18, 1948 - August 25, 2017

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Enrique R. Gutierrez

August 15, 1943 - August 23, 2017

Enrique R. Gutierrez, Sr., age 74, passed away August 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Mexico to the late Ignacio and Manuela (Rodriquez) Gutierrez. He married the love of his life, Adela Gomez Gutierrez, on May 2, 1965 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Kaufman, Tx. Enrique and Adela were blessed with four children, seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A very...
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Annie Ruth Kephart

November 3, 1938 - August 20, 2017

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Syble Leanora Conger

March 7, 1954 - August 13, 2017

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Amelia Castro

May 19, 1934 - July 24, 2017

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Francis James Bednar

May 19, 1950 - July 14, 2017

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Bob Madison

November 11, 1926 - July 1, 2017

Bob L. Madison, age 90, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Pressonville, KS to the late Caleb and Maudie (Caton) Madison. He grew up on a small farm near Paola, KS where he trained horses to earn extra money to help support the family. Bob enlisted in the US Army and served during WWII. After the war he returned home to marry his high school...
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Deborah Ann Newsam

April 14, 1956 - June 22, 2017

Deborah Ann Newsam, RN, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 with her family by her side. Deborah was born in St. Marys, Ohio to William Richard and Betty Lou (Sickles) Campbell. She was very loving and nurturing and never met a stranger. Although Deborah had many accomplishments and noteworthy moments in her life, she is best remembered as being an EXCELLENT!!!!! wife and mother. Her life...
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Elvis Theodora Smith

January 15, 1930 - June 22, 2017

Elvis Smith passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Sunnyvale, Texas at the age of 87. He was born to Malcolm & Jessie Smith January 15, 1930 in Kaufman County, Texas.Elvis was a hard working man who enjoyed working on ranches. He was passionate about animals especially his dogs and cattle. He also enjoyed watching Old Western Movies. Elvis was a big family man who enjoyed spending as much...
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Hellen Jeanne Rutledge

October 21, 1934 - June 19, 2017

Hellen Jeanne Rutledge passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 in Richardson, TX at the age of 82. She was born to Lawrence (Louie) & Ruby Greenwell on October 21, 1934 in Henderson, TX.Hellen and Will Rutledge were married for 39 years. She worked for the University of Texas at Dallas for over 20 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and visiting Colorado. She was also a Girl Scout...
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James Curtis Moorman

August 29, 1934 - June 11, 2017

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Dale Garcia

May 5, 1992 - June 10, 2017

Dale Garcia was born in Terrell, Texas on May 5, 1992 and received a call from the Lord for Dale to join Him ~ with joy he accepted on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Dale is survived by his parents, Domingo and Antonia Garcia, Sr.; wife, Juana Mayra Yanez; daughter, Lupita Karolina Garcia; son, Geovanii Alexander Garcia; brothers, Domingo Garcia, Jr. (Comadre Estefani Ruiz) and...
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Ricky Knapp

April 18, 1963 - June 6, 2017

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Bertha Leota Elliott Bennett Friddell

August 1, 1921 - May 31, 2017

Bertha Leota Elliott Bennett Friddell, age 95, passed away May 31, 2017 with her family by her side. Bertha was born in Wolfe City, Texas to the late Sammy Styles Elliott and Annie Elizabeth Kelly Elliott. She enjoyed crafting, cooking, traveling and hitting the casinos. Her family was very important to her and she loved spending time with all the family.Bertha was preceded in death by her...
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Frankie Glenn Everett

November 2, 1951 - May 28, 2017

Frankie Glenn Everett Sr, age 65 was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on May 28, 2017 peacefully at home with his family. Frankie was born on November 2nd 1951 to Jody and Estell Everett. Frankie married the love of his life Marsha Rene Everett on March 21st 1970. He was known for his solid family values and his love of football and fishing. He enjoyed motorcycles and cruising across...
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Alvin Akins

May 23, 2017

Alvin Perry Akins entered into the presence of the Lord on May 23, 2017. He was born Jan. 24, 1945 in Foreman, Arkansas to Wm. (Willie) Perry Akins and Edna Marie (Estep) Akins, He was living in Wills Point, Texas, but had been a long time resident of Shady Point, OK.He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Edna Akins, his grandparents, Jim and Maude Akins and James Clinton and Ida...
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Mark Mark Carmichael

January 1, 1964 - May 21, 2017

Mark Carmichael passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Terrell, Texas at the age of 53 with his wife by his side. He was born to Willie T Carmichael and Almeta (Dever) Carmichael on January 1, 1964 in Garland, Texas.Mark grew up in Mesquite, Texas and went to Mesquite High School. He was a lover of music and songwriter & in his 53 years learned how to play many instruments which led him to...
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E. C. Renshaw

June 13, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Elijah “E.C.” Renshaw of Terrell, Texas, passed away Friday morning, May 19, 2017, at the age of 89. E.C. was born to the late Joe and Kelso Renshaw on June 13, 1927 in Quinlan, Texas. He was the youngest of their three sons. After graduating from Quinlan High School, he briefly attended North Texas Agricultural College (now U.T. Arlington), before enlisting in the Army. He graduated...
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Marion Slade Nimtz

July 20, 1921 - May 9, 2017

Marion Slade Nimtz passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Wills Point, Texas at the age of 95. She was born to Clarence & Mildred (Thompson) Slade in Oneonta, New York on July 20, 1921.Marion proudly served her country during WWII in the Coast Guard as a radiowoman and helped to break enemy codes. She bred and raised Apricot Poodles. She also lived overseas in Japan for two years and also on...
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George Michael Winkles

April 5, 1944 - May 6, 2017

George Michael “Mike” Winkles, age 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior May 6, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. Mike was born in Fort Worth, TX to Jesse Dean Winkles and Mary Daisy Starke Winkles. He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed many activities such as bowling, dancing, golf, model airplanes and watching movies. Mike proudly served his...
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Liam Wyatt Joyner

May 3, 2017 - May 4, 2017

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Charles Mack Culp

October 25, 1937 - April 15, 2017

Charles M. Culp, 79, of Wills Point, was born October 25th 1937, in Temple, TX, to William T. and Ola Mae Culp. He passed away peacefully at his home on April 15th, 2017, with family by his side.In November of 1956 he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Oleta Culp. He served 4 years in the United States Air Force, as a radar computer technician.He enjoyed fishing, flying,...
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Robert Withrow

August 24, 1939 - April 13, 2017

Robert Dale Withrow, age 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Terrell to the late Floyd Benjamin Withrow and Tommie Scott Withrow. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family and celebrating holidays. Robert was a faithful...
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Patricia Charest Sarka

October 3, 1943 - April 8, 2017

Patricia Charest Sarka, age 73, passed away April 8, 2017 in Terrell, TX. Patricia was born in Waltham, MA to the late Everett Arnold Lear and Florence Lena (Recommenous) Lear. She worked for many years as a clerical transcriptionist at the Terrell State Hospital. Patricia loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow into wonderful adults. She was an excellent cook and...
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Starr Joyce Randall

June 29, 1980 - April 5, 2017

Starr Joyce Randall passed away Wednesday, April 05, 2017 in Terrell, TX at the age of 36. She was born to Brady Richard and Peggy Joyce Sheppard June 29, 1980 in Orange, TX. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.Death is nothing at all.I have only slipped away to the next room.I am I and you are you.Whatever we were to each other,That, we still are.Call me by my old familiar name...
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Clarence Lafayette Fowler

October 8, 1918 - March 25, 2017

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Ronnie A. Hussong

October 17, 1947 - March 22, 2017

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Gladys Irene Lockley

September 16, 1932 - February 24, 2017

Gladys Irene Lockley, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Garland on February 24, 2017. She was born on September 16, 1932 to Moss and Bessie (Keith) Kines in Van Zandt County, TX. Gladys was a homemaker until her children were all in school, but then ambitiously went to cosmetology school and became an instructor for many years at Isabell’s Beauty College in Dallas. Upon retirement...
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August 21, 1941 - February 20, 2017

George Dudley Allman III passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 in Dallas, TX at the age of 75. He was born to George Dudley Allman II & Ola Fay (Milligan) Allman on August 21, 1941 in Dallas, TX.George proudly served in the United States Army as a Captain for 11 years. While in Vietnam he served in the IV Corps as a Commander of a Forward Incursion Group of MACV-SOG. MACV-SOG was a highly...
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Ramiro Velazquez

March 11, 1965 - February 18, 2017

Ramiro Velazquez falleció el sábado 18 de febrero de 2017 en Forney, Texas, a la edad de 51 años. Ramiro nació el 11 de marzo de 1965 en Matilde Velázquez y Manuela (Villalobos) Velázquez en Tlalcosahua, Jalisco, México. Él precedió en la muerte por sus padres, Matilde y Manuela Velázquez; Y hermano, Joaquín Velá...
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Harold David Gordon

August 15, 1965 - February 7, 2017

Harold David Gordon of Forney, TX passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Dallas, TX at the age of 51. He was born on August 15, 1965 to William Gordon and Louise (Welker) Gordon in Des Moines, Iowa.Harold was an inspirational art teacher who enjoyed working with his students and seeing them grow. He had a great love for animals and gardening. He was a philosopher who cultivated a large home...
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Richard Kozelski

July 5, 1924 - February 5, 2017

Richard Raymond Kozelski passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the age of 92. He was born to Richard Joseph Kozelski & Erna Gerthrude (Rabenaldt) Kozelski in Yorktown, Texas on July 5, 1924.Mr. Kozelski graduated from Yorktown High School where he was part of the 6 man football team and he attended Texas Tech University. He proudly served in the Air Force during WWII where he was a pilot....
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Kenneth Long

February 19, 1973 - January 30, 2017

Kenneth Wayne Long passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 43. Kenneth was born to James Long & Edith Marie Barbee on February 19, 1973 in Dallas, Texas. He married the love of his life Mendy Long on May 20, 1995 where they were blessed with two beautiful daughters.Kenneth loved motorcycles, drag racing, and spending time with his family.He is preceded in death...
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Joanne Lillian Przyborowski

April 21, 1943 - January 26, 2017

Joanne Lillian Przyborowski passed away Thursday, January 27, 2017 in Forney, Texas at the age of 73. She was born to Theodore & Lillian (Bartold) Klich April 21, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. On April 20, 1963 she married her soul mate Ronald Przyborowski and began their wonderfully adventurous life together. They enjoyed building a family, careers, friendships all while savoring life at every...
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Doris Ruth Hood

June 22, 1933 - January 26, 2017

On January 26, 2017, Heaven gained another angel, Doris Ruth Hood. Doris was born to Ewell McCloud Smith and Little Nan McKellar Smith on June 22, 1933, in Forney, Texas. She graduated from Forney High School in 1950 and married James Frank Hood in 1954. They were blessed with 2 daughters, Donna and Vivian. The wife of a career Air Force Master Sergeant, Doris devoted her life to him and her...
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Norma Jean HEDGES

March 22, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Norma Jean Hedges, age 84, passed away January 20, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Norma was born in Illinois to the late Allie Webb and Wilma (Bolen) Neal. Her pride and joy was her family. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends and sharing her delicious home cooking with any and all. Norma was a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and she will be...
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Norma Lavonne Clemmons

June 7, 1932 - January 15, 2017

Norma Lavonne Clemmons passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Decatur, TX at the age of 84. She was born to Albert Steele & Willie Jane (Wood) Steele in Terrell, TX. Norma enjoyed fishing, cheating at card games and dominoes, talking and telling stories, and cooking. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mansell “Cotton” Clemmons; father, Albert Steele; mother, Willie Jane ...
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Mary Frances Jones

November 3, 1943 - January 14, 2017

Mary Frances Jones passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Terrell, TX at the age of 73. She was born to Harvey Lee Smith & Leora Frances Hall-Smith November 3, 1943 in Kaufman, TX. Mary worked for Terrell State Hospital for 31 years. She was also a member of Meadowbrook Missionary Baptist Church for 18 years. Above everything she loved serving her Lord. Mary is preceded in death by...
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Maria Smigielski

June 18, 1933 - January 10, 2017

Maria Smigielski passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Forney, TX at the age of 83. She was born to Eduard Springfield & Maria Weiland in Yugoslavia.Mrs. Smigielski loved knitting, cooking, gardening & taking care of her family. She held NYC Boilers License and donated to the Fraternal Order of Police for 15 years.She is preceded in death by her parents, Eduard Springfield &...
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Margaret Anna Bonar

November 15, 1916 - January 6, 2017

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James Alfred Singleton

April 20, 1950 - January 3, 2017

James Alfred Singleton Sr. passed away January 3, 2016 in Terrell, TX at the age of 66. He was born to Alfred Smith Singleton & Frances Kennimer in Quinlan, TX on April 20, 1950.James was an avid fisherman and would fish any chance he got. He also loved to hunt and spend time with his family.He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Singleton & Frances Singleton; brothers, Al...
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Jessie Riley Scantling

April 11, 1939 - January 2, 2017

Jessie Riley Scantling passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 in Tyler, Texas at the age of 77. Jessie was born to Robert Emmitt Scantling and Patie Margie Phillips on April 11, 1939 in Terrell, Texas.He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Emmitt Scantling; mother, Patie Margie Phillips; brothers, James Scantling & Robert Emmitt Scantling; sisters, Shirley Scantling & Lucille Parker...
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Jerry Lynn Stokes

June 12, 1954 - December 17, 2016

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Tamara Jo Kinnetz

September 4, 1959 - December 17, 2016

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Ronald Richard Junge

December 29, 1962 - December 14, 2016

Ronald Richard Junge, 53, of Mesquite, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 14, of a heart attack. He died during his overnight delivery route as a truck driver for Blackhorse Carriers of Lancaster. Keeping his 30-year perfect driving record intact, he was able to pull his tractor-trailer rig safely to the side of the road on Highway 75 between McKinney and Plano before he died.He was born in...
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Wendy Lee Deluca

November 29, 1967 - December 14, 2016

Wendy Lee Deluca passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Terrell, Texas at the age of 49. Wendy was born November 29, 1967 in Buffalo, New York. She left Buffalo and came to Texas in October of 1980 and then later met and married Elmer Deluca in 1986.She is preceded in death by her father, Edward Michael Scheffer; grandparents, Howard & Arlene Caylor; great grandparents, James &...
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Charles David Blake

September 27, 1942 - December 12, 2016

Charles David Blake passed away December 12, 2016 in Terrell, Texas at the age of 74. David was born to Eldridge Frank Blake & Audie Belle Blake in Beedeville, Arkansas. Some of David’s passions were playing and watching golf, horse racing, gardening, and riding his golf cart in the woods. He loved everything about drag racing including fixing up his own car that he raced. He was in...
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Danny Whitfield

August 19, 1950 - December 6, 2016

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Dan E. Taylor

May 14, 1931 - December 3, 2016

Dan E. Taylor, age 85, passed away December 3, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Dan was born in St. Joseph, Missouri to the late Kennett and Alene Edgar Taylor. He was retired from the United States Army where he proudly served and honored his country and flag. After retiring from the Army, Dan founded and served as President of DTA - Dan Taylor and Associates, a security logistics firm. Dan...
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Nettie Earlene Covington

September 14, 1931 - November 21, 2016

Nettie Earlene Covington passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 in Terrell, Texas at the age of the 85. Nettie was born September 14, 2016 in Wills Point, Texas to Martin Earl Stamper & Annis Nettie Minyard.Nettie enjoyed hunting and gardening. She loved to fish so much her grandkids called her Fishing Granny.Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mildred Eudy & her husband,...
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Kathy E. Tidwell

July 8, 1958 - November 11, 2016

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Sheila Margaret Sellers Burks

October 30, 1939 - November 9, 2016

Sheila Margaret Sellers Burks, 77. Our beloved mother and friend, resident of Terrell Country Club Lake, passed away November 9, 2016.Born in Terrell, Texas in 1939 to J.W. Sellers and Mildred Stribling Sellers, Sheila grew up in Terrell and Kaufman, graduating valedictorian of Kaufman High School in 1958.Sheila earned degrees in Speech Language Pathology at North Texas State University and...
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Billy Mack Brinkley

July 26, 1939 - October 28, 2016

Billy Mack Brinkley passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 77. He was born in Colorado City, Texas on July 26, 1939.Billy proudly served in the US Navy USS Coral Sea CVA-43 for 4 years. Some of the things that he loved to do in his spare time were fishing, playing golf, & going camping.Preceding him in death is his mother, Winnie Mae Brinkley; dad, Bob William Brinkley; and...
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Susana Olvera

January 6, 2002 - October 25, 2016

Joven Susana Olvera 14 años de edad, falleció el 25 de octubre con sus padres, Antonia y Rómulo Olvera a su lado. Sus hermanos Mayo y Gustavo Olvera y hermana Samantha Olvera que también estuvieron con ella hasta el último momento. Nacida en Sabino Grande, Mexico Susana era una muchacha muy alegre que le gustaba estar en su celular (Snapchat) escuchar mú...
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Butch Herman King

April 21, 1943 - October 24, 2016

Butch King, age 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 24, 2016. He was born in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late J.W. King and Mary Louise Runion King. Butch was a truck driver most of his working life and his favorite activity was going to the casino and playing the slots – affectionately known as “cling-cling”. Preceding Butch in death were his parents; two...
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Kenneth Earl Green

October 15, 1940 - October 8, 2016

Kenneth E. Green passed away October 8, 2016. He is survived by wife Carolyn Green, daughter Shannon Green, granddaughter McKenzie Moore, sister LaJuan Mayfield, brothers Danny and Donny Green. Request any donations be made to the Alzheimers Association.
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Linda Robinson

November 5, 1944 - October 7, 2016

Linda Carol Robinson passed away October 7, 2016 at the age of 71. Linda was born on November 5, 1944 to Alvis D. Hunter & Mary F. Butcher in Waxahachie, TX.Linda enjoyed spending time with her family by going to the movies, shopping, and going out to eat. She also loved being able to help take care of her family.Preceding her in death are her husband, Horace Robinson; mother, Mary F....
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Shirley Joyce Eppler

November 29, 1936 - September 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of ANDERSON - CLAYTON BROS. FUNERAL HOME, Terrell, TX.
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Billie Jo Stovall

July 23, 1931 - September 11, 2016

Billie Jo Stovall passed away September 11, 2016 at the age of 85. She was born on July 23, 1931 to Emilee Malone & Robert E Lee Griffin Jr. in Mesquite, Texas.Billie enjoyed reading, quilting, sewing and spending time with her family. She was also a member of the South Mesquite Baptist Church since 1957. Billie is preceded in death by her husband, Crowell F. Stovall Jr.; mother, Emilee...
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Lillie B. Phillips

November 9, 1923 - September 6, 2016

Lillie B. Gheen Phillips of Henderson, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Lillie was born November 9, 1923 in Kaufman, Texas and was the daughter of Charlie and Eunice Simmons. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, J.W. (Jack) Gheen, her second husband, J.K. Phillips, and brothers, Herman Simmons and Temple Guy Simmons.Lillie, who was a resident of Terrell...
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Laura Itzel Puerta

November 7, 2013 - August 28, 2016

My princess, a girl who filled our lives in many joys, she loved to give her daddy kisses. I remember the only time she was upset with him was when he shaved his mustache. My princess liked to dance, play with her dolls, but most of all she loved wearing her crown and being a princess. At such a young age my Laurita gave us many joys, a girl who liked to run, jump on the bed and especially to be...
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Melinda Haynes

March 7, 1958 - August 25, 2016

Melinda was a member of the First Baptist Church, Forney. She worked at TXU Electric for many years, as well as the Circle Grill. Melinda was a member of the Forney High School Class of 1976 and greatly enjoyed seeing everyone at the class reunions. She loved spending time with her family, cooking and baking, and putting puzzles together. She lived in Forney for most of her life and had...
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Delia Bess Stephens

August 22, 1934 - August 24, 2016

Delia Bess Stephens, 82, passed away August 24, 2016 in Arlington, TX. Delia was born on August 22, 1934 to John Luther Welborn & Vaneta Mae Adams in Terrell, TX.Delia was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She befriended and helped many people during her years working for the Terrell Independent School District, then for a local dentistry practice, and later for...
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Reginald Morris Price

November 20, 1934 - August 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of ANDERSON - CLAYTON BROS. FUNERAL HOME, Terrell, TX.
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Reginald Price

November 20, 1934 - August 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of ANDERSON - CLAYTON BROS. FUNERAL HOME, Terrell, TX.
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Michael L. Renfro

September 14, 1960 - August 17, 2016

Michael Lynn Renfro, 55, went to his eternal home August 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born on September 14, 1960 to Lyndell and Eva Renfro in Garland, Texas. “Mike” as most everyone knew him, was known for his humor. There was no one that he couldn’t make laugh. He loved to tell jokes and even while in the hospital he had everyone laughing. Seeing other...
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Joel Elmer Rush

February 12, 1933 - July 27, 2016

Joel Elmer Rush, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born on February, 12, 1933 to James Elmer Rush and Bertie Brady in Orlando, OK.Preceding Joel in death are his wife, Deloris Rush; mom, Bertie Brady; father, James Elmer Rush; sisters, Lucille Rush & Maude Pringle; & brothers, Harry Rush, J.A. Rush, Cecil Rush, & Raymond Rush.Joel leaves behind his daughter, Evelyn...
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Connie Joyce Morgan

February 7, 1934 - July 26, 2016

Connie Joyce Morgan, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She was born on February 7, 1934 to Albert Kines and Gladys Melton Kines.Preceding Connie in death are Bobby Dean Morgan Sr., Bobby Dean Morgan Jr., Alberta Jones, Lonnie Cook, Albert Kines, & Gladys Melton Kines.Connie is survived by daughters, Karen Cook, Darlene Lee and husband, Harry Lee; son, Albert Dale Morgan; granddaughters...
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Ryan Martin Gallagher

July 13, 1994 - July 25, 2016

Ryan Martin Gallagher, 22, was born in Kaufman, Texas on July 13, 1994, to Richard Michael and Vicki Lynn Gallagher and entered into eternal rest on July 25, 2016. Ryan was known as “Ry” to his family and friends. He loved spending time with family and was very close to his sister, Laci. Ryan enjoyed traveling to Omaha, Nebraska to spend time with extended family. He was a quiet...
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Thelma June Watkins

July 2, 1934 - July 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of ANDERSON - CLAYTON BROS. FUNERAL HOME, Terrell, TX.
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Paul William Harney

June 17, 1931 - July 17, 2016

Paul William Harney, a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend passed away on July 17, 2016 in Forney Texas at the age of 85. Paul was born on June 17, 1931 to Ambrose and Rosa Harney. Growing up Paul enjoyed hunting, being outside, and spending time with his family including his 8 brothers and 5 sisters. Later on in life he found his soon to be wife, Betty. They ran away together and...
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John Micheal Baker

March 19, 1993 - July 9, 2016

John Micheal Baker, 23, was tragically taken from his family by a drunk driver on July 9, 2016. He was born on March 19, 1993 to Kimberly Wells and Micheal Baker in Dallas, TX.John enjoyed scuba diving and anything else that his own dad did, but his passion was bull riding. He was a member of the Miniature Bull Riders Association as a youth and continued his passion as he grew older. He also...
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Madison Dshona Mallard

June 8, 2016 - July 5, 2016

Madison Dshona Mallard passed peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.Madison was born June 8, 2016 in Longview, Texas to Donnie & Sheneka Mallard of Laneville, Texas.Angelsby Unknown AuthorThe sky is filled with AngelsWith puffy lacy wingsThe remnants of God's beautyWith treasures they now bringEach one of them a GuardianThat travels in the skyTo watch throughout eternityTheir parents from...
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Erwin Staats

August 26, 1940 - June 26, 2016

Erwin Eugene Staats passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the age of 75. He was born August 26, 1940 in Buffalo, Oklahoma to Elvesta & Harold Staats.Erwin was a veteran of the US Army and was a Maintenance Supervisor at General Dynamics. His hobbies included races, hunting, camping, and enjoying time with his family.Erwin is preceded in death by his Parents, Elvesta Staats & Rev. Harold...
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W. A. Luckey

October 28, 1923 - June 25, 2016

WA Luckey, long-time Forney resident, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2016. WA lived in Forney for over 45 years with his wife of 63 years, Joyce Luckey. He was a WWII veteran, taught Sunday School over the years, and was a member of First Baptist Forney. He loved the outdoors, raised all kinds of animals, and loved to work in the yard and garden.WA was born in 1923 in the East Texas town of...
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Dorothy J. Pirtle-Simmons

January 5, 1926 - June 2, 2016

Dorothy Pirtle-Simmons passed away June 2, 2016 at the age of 90. Dorothy was born Jan. 5, 1926 to John Perry Cox & Eula Lee Mapp in Kaufman, TX.She was one of 9 children born to this marriage, Geneva, Ethel, Hazel, Sally, Emmett, Caggie,& Mary Lou. Dorothy married Lloyd Pirtle & to this union 2 children were born: Dennis & Judy Pirtle. Lloyd preceded her in death in 1997. She later married...
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Leon J. Harper

May 1, 1930 - May 30, 2016

Leon James Harper passed away May 31, 2016 at the age of 86. He was born May 1, 1930 in Ada, Oklahoma to Willie Pearl & James Ester Harper.Leon was a veteran of the US Army and served during World War II. He was a 50 year Mason at Palo Duro Lodge in Amarillo, Texas. Leon raised Longhorns, was a wood craftsman, & loved to cook. Leon is preceded in death by his Wife, Odessa Harper; &...
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Emma Lou Cantrell

August 21, 1931 - May 22, 2016

Emma Lou Cantrell, 84, passed away on May 22, 2016 in Garland, Texas. Emma was born in Rylie Springs, Texas to Dewey and Rosa Lou Blount on August 21, 1931. Emma was a very talented seamstress. She loved to sew and made all of kid’s clothes while they were growing up. She even made her daughters, Janet and Martha’s, Barbie doll clothes. Emma enjoyed being involved in her children...
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Jenna Ortolani

December 8, 1954 - May 21, 2016

Jenna Nell Ortolani, 61, passed away on May 21, 2016 in Rowlett, Texas. She was born on December 8, 1954 to Joe and Eddie Jean Pedigo in Terrell, Texas. Jenna loved going camping, especially with her husband, William. Their favorite two places to go were Galveston and Crater of Diamonds, in Arkansas. She and William were married in November of 1982 in Richardson, Texas. She was a faithful and...
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Mara Lee Nichols

March 28, 1927 - May 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Anderson Clayton FH - Terrell, Terrell, TX.
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