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Gordon E. Phillips

Gordon E. Phillips, 89, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, from Ennis, Texas. Gordon was born in Muse, Okla., on Oct. 23, 1925, to Charlie H. and Sallie Cathrine (Ramsey) Phillips. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp during World War II. He married […]

Ginger McGuire Brown

Ginger McGuire Brown, 58, passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, after a long illness. Ginger was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on Dec. 7, 1956, to Joseph and Patricia (Galloway) McGuire. She grew up in Hamilton, Ohio; Ennis, Texas; and the San Luis Valley in Colorado. She graduated from Sangre De […]

Alfred W. Bates Sr.

Alfred W. Bates Sr., 80, died Jan. 7, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, TX 972-875-2393.

Lockhart plays in All-American Bowl

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) clowns around with James Lockhart during media day in San Antonio. RG3 won the Heisman trophy at Baylor three years ago.

Ennis High School defensive end James Lockhart and his teammates on West All-Stars defeated the East,

Citizens have say in future


The community has a say in the future of Ennis.

Community group remembers MLK


As a part of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, a local non-profit group will have a number of events for the public.

Lions to Lions: State champs pay visit to local club

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Lions head coach Jack Alvarez holds up the plaque he received from the Ennis Host Lions Club at the group's weekly meeting Wednesday.

Weeks after the Ennis Lions football state championship win, the community is still celebrating.

Classifieds for January 8, 2015

Tommie Duke Record

Tommie Duke Record, 77, died Jan. 3, 2015. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Straight Way Church in Waxahachie, Texas.

Joyce A. Graham

Joyce A. Graham, 93, passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Ennis, Texas. Joyce was born in Crisp, Texas on Jan. 5, 1922 to L.L. and Bertha Wolfe. She married R.A. Graham and they made their home in Ennis, Texas. She worked for the Ennis Municipal Hospital for seventeen years as an LVN. She […]

Blasita Salazar

Blasita Salazar, 62, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Blasita was born Ennis, Texas on Nov. 30, 1952 to Ancelmo and Baudelia (Pena) Alvarez. She grew up in Ennis and attended school in Ennis. On October 8, 1976 she married Ramon Salazar and they made their home in Ennis. She was […]

John C. Little

John C. Little, age 74, of Ennis, passed away in Dallas on January 3, 2015. He was born on April 8, 1940 in Shreveport, LA to Victor and Ruby (Andre) Little. He married Frances Jurica on June 23, 1962; she preceded him in death on January 6,1998. John married Ellene Mach Stout on November 16, […]

Margaret Vrana Valek

Margaret Vrana Valek, age 97, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 4, 2015. She was born on December 12, 1917 in Kaufman, Texas to Frank and Frances (Bedrick) Bobalek. On April 17, 1932, she married Frank J. Vrana and to this union one son was born who survives […]

Janie Nemic

Janie Nemic, 92, died Jan. 2, 2015 in Amarillo, TX. Janie Nemic was born on April 8, 1922 in Ellis County to Theodore and Josephine Knize Dlabaj. She married Albert Nemic on December 28, 1969, and he preceded her in death in 1988. She worked as an account analyst in Dallas for many years. Janie […]

Jerry L. Peebles

Jerry L. Peebles, 74, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Jerry was born in Corsicana, Texas on March 30, 1940 to Ivan Lewis and Bobbie Lynn (Stockard) Peebles. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1958. On May 19, 1979, he married Lori Hayes. He served […]

Delma Nevada Lisman Farrar

Delma Nevada Lisman Farrar, 102, passed away in Ennis, Texas on January 1, 2015. Delma was born in Ennis, Texas on December 22, 1912 to James E. and Minnie (Crawford) Lisman. She grew up in Garrett, Texas and graduated from Garrett High School. She married Lynn F. Farrar on January 10, 1942. They made their […]

Helen ‘Granny’ White

Helen “Granny” White, 96, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 in Ennis, Texas. Helen was born in Shawnee Town, Illinois on May 9, 1918 to Dewey George and Florence E. (Raede) Williams. She grew up in Illinois and graduated high school there. On November 16, 1935 she married Fred L. White and they lived […]

Ginger McGuire Brown

Ginger McGuire Brown, 58, passed away in Houston, Texas December 31, 2014. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Johnny Wells Sr.

Johnny Wells, Sr. age 61, passed away in Dallas on December 26, 2014. A Graveside Service will be held at1 P.M. on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. To view an obituary or sign the guest book, please visit www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 […]

Barrett Sledge

Barrett Sledge, 75, passed away on December 30, 2014 in Palmer, Texas. Barrett was born in Decatur, Texas on February 17, 1939 to Bert and Alice Odessa (Parks) Sledge. He grew up in Montague, Texas and graduated from Nocona High School in 1957. He went on to Texas Tech University graduating with a Bachelors of […]

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