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Alta Mae Bates

Alta Mae Bates passed away with her family by her side on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Mansfield, Texas. Alta was born in Alma, Texas to James N. and Eddie Eugene (Maris) Dillard.  She grew up in Alma and graduated from Ennis High School in 1938.  On May 16, 1946 she married Olin Ray Bates […]

Tyler Jordan Slovak

Tyler Jordan Slovak, 25, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Ennis, Texas. Tyler was born July 8, 1991 to John Justin Slovak and Laurie Diane Hagan.  He grew up in Ennis and Midlothian and graduated from Midlothian High School in 2010. He worked for Lone Star Hydro-Vac as a truck driver and had […]

James R. “Buddy” Fincher

James R. “Buddy” Fincher, 77, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the […]

Elizabeth Hope Chambers

Elizabeth Hope Chambers passed from this life February 9, 2017 at Legend Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Ennis. She was born November 19, 1931, in St. Jo, Texas to James and Mattie Jones. Hope married Melvin D. Chambers on February 7, 1947. She was a long-time resident of Sherman, Texas and moved to Ennis eight years […]

David Lopez Vaca, Sr.

David Lopez Vaca, Sr., 77, of Bryan, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. David was born in Huntsville, November, 12, 1939 to Geronimo Vaca and Dominga Lopez Vaca. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. A rosary will be […]

Vernon F. Wilson

Vernon F. Wilson, 68, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family in Ennis, Texas on Monday, January 30, 2017. Vernon was born in Corsicana, Texas on August 23, 1948 to Julius Preston and Odress (Jackson) Wilson.  He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1967.  He served his country proudly in […]

Jeanette Miller Houdek

At high noon on Sunday, February 12, 2017, Jeanette Miller Houdek was graciously welcomed into the arms of Her Savior Jesus Christ.  She was welcomed at heaven’s gate by her parents, John A. and Lela Miller, her first husband, Author Lee Lancaster, Jr., three brothers: George, Nick and Carl Miller.  She was also greeted at […]

Walter Eugene Arnold

Walter Eugene Arnold passed away at Vitas Hospice on January 17, 2017 at the age of 97 after an extended illness. He was born in Jennings, Oklahoma on May 17, 1919. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Dr Aline Arnold. They met when each was a hospital administrator in different cities. […]

Estell Branam Norton

Estell Branam Norton, 96, passed away in Italy, Texas on Monday, February 6, 2017. Estell was born November 17, 1920 to Fred B. and Leona (Hobbs) Branam.  On July 22, 1939 she married Sam J. Norton, Jr. and they made their home in Rankin, Texas, then to Bardwell, Ennis, Lancaster, Lake Palestine and back to […]

Leroy Bolden Jr.

Leroy Bolden Jr. age 63, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. Service will be Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Crest Cathedral, 1616 E. Illinois Ave., Dallas, Texas. Burial will be at Lincoln Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Texas. Arrangements are being made with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis.

L. C. Smith

L. C. Smith, age 93, of Milford, Texas, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. Service will be Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at The Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 610 Dyfed Rd., Milford, Texas. Burial will be at Milford Cemetery in Milford. Arrangements are being made with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis.

Darrell Lewis Sheffield

Darrell Lewis Sheffield, age 59, of Red Oak, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Darrell was born on Ennis, Texas on March 5, 1957. Wake will be Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. both to be held at New Founders Missionary Baptist […]

Mary Wynelle Smith

Mary Wynelle Smith, 84, of Cameron, died Friday, January 13, 2017 in a Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at the Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis. Ms. Smith, a retired legal secretary, was born February 4, 1932 in Ennis to William T. and Mary (Conklin) Smith.  She […]

William Edward Matthews

William Edward Matthews, 87, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Ennis, Texas. William was born in Dodge City, Texas on November 23, 1930.  He was raised in Sherman, Texas and attended Sherman schools.  On August 20, 1955 he married Maurine Wickliffe and they made their home in Ennis, Texas. He worked at Ennis […]

Mary Ann Kephart (Clemons)

Mary Ann Kephart (Clemons), 64, passed away peacefully in her Las Vegas home surrounded by those that loved her on January 2, 2017.  Mary was born in Austin, TX but raised in Ennis, TX where she graduated from St. Joseph’s High School.  Mary received her Diploma in Nursing in 1977 from West Suffolk Hospital School […]

Sharon Pruitt

Sharon Pruitt, 61, passed away January 7, 2017. Services are Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Chapel, 1400 N. Hampton Road, DeSoto, Tx. Burial will be Lincoln Cemetery, Dallas, Tx. Arrangements are under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St. Ennis, 75119.

Neva Buchholz

Neva Buchholz, age 89, of Bardwell, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in Ennis.  She was born August 6, 1927 in Jackson Township, Illinois to Ernest Elzy and Oma Katherine (White) Croft.  She graduated from Effingham High School.  She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Bardwell.  Neva was a good […]

Tracy Gibbons

Tracy Gibbons, 51, passed away January 01, 2017. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St. Ennis. 75119.

Sharon Pruitt

Sharon Pruitt, 61, passed away January 7, 2017. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St. Ennis. 75119.

Consuelo Clay Byrne

Consuelo Clay Byrne, 88, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Monday, January 8, 2017. Memorial services will be held at a later date. www.jekeevermortuary.com

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