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Glenda Pannill Emmert

Glenda Pannill Emmert, 77, formerly of Ennis, died on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at a Flower Mound Nursing Facility. Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Willie Alvah Batten

On September 10, 1937, Willie Alvah Batten, namesake of two admired grandfathers, entered this world. Luckily, his 15 month old brother couldn’t say either of those names and dubbed him “BUZZY.” Buzzy was the third son of Bill and Elva, who built a family on the bedrock of love and loyalty, producing Bob, Darrell, Buz, […]

Robert Wheeler Shipley

Robert Wheeler Shipley, devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed peacefully into God’s arms on March 23, 2015, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 86. “Bob” as he was affectionately known, was born in Ennis, Texas, on Dec. 27, 1928. He graduated from Ennis High School and attended Texas A&M University pursuing a Bachelor […]

Dolores Keith

Dolores Keith, 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Corsicana, Texas. Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 3, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Bobby Lee Brown

Bobby Lee Brown, 60, of Ennis, passed away on March 31, 2015. Wake service will be held Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel of Ennis. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 4, at 12 p.m., at Bright and Morning Star Baptist Church, 1007 Daffan Ave., Ennis. Burial will […]

Carole Rae Watson

PALMER – Carole Rae Watson, 56, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 6, at 10 a.m., at Arlington Chapel. Carole was born April 20, 1958, in Arlington, to Merle and June Watson. She was a lover of animals and her job as a veterinary assistant. Carole was […]

David Herrera

David Herrera, 61, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Saturday, March 28, 2015. David was born in Robstown, Texas on July 6, 1953, to Gabino and Agustina (Vera) Herrera, Sr. He grew up in Robstown, Texas and graduated from Calallen High School in 1972. He made his home in Irving for several years before moving […]

Steven Penrod Taylor

Steven Penrod Taylor, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Bristol, Texas. Steve was born on April 19, 1951, to Clifford William and Mildred (Penrod) Taylor. He grew up in Bristol and graduated from Ennis High School where he was active in sports. Steve began his ink career at IPI Ink starting […]

Clayton Alexander Hernandez

Clayton Alexander Hernandez went home to rejoin the angels on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from Fort Worth, Texas. Clayton was born on February 20, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas to Raymond Alexander Hernandez and Leanne Elizabeth Evans. He is survived by his parents: Raymond Hernandez and Leanne Evans; his twin brother, Raymond Anthony Hernandez; grandparents: […]

Jean Robinson

Jean Robinson, 84, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Friday, March 27, 2015. Jean was born in Gunter, Texas on September 14, 1930 to Ben F. and Edith M. (Payne) Pigg. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a degree in English. On July 1, 1951 she married Clifford O. Robinson and they made their […]

Wilma Jean Robinson

Wilma Jean Robinson, 87, passed away in Ennis, Texas, early Friday, March 27, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Jewell Stephens

A memorial service for Jewell Stephens will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Chatfield, Texas.

Wilma E. Kasper

Wilma E. Kasper, 93, passed away peacefully in Ennis, Texas, on Monday, March 23, 2015, after a long productive life. Wilma was born in Ennis on Aug. 16, 1921, to John F. and Rosie (Zajic) Kubin. She grew up in Ennis and attended school here. On Jan. 12, 1942, she married Emil “E.W.” Kasper and […]

Calvin Downing

Calvin Downing passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Saturday, March 21, 2015. He was born on March 13, 1928, to Tim and Dolly (Taylor) Downing in Benton County, Mo. Calvin married Betty Briggs on May 16, 1947, in Clinton, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Philisee Downing of Ennis and Madaline […]

William (Bill) Isaiah Rabe Jr.

William (Bill) Isaiah Rabe Jr., 90, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Bill was born in Boyce, Texas, on Oct. 23, 1924, to William I. Rabe Sr. and Ollie Mae Newberry. He lived in Peeltown, Texas, from birth to age nine. At the age of nine he moved to Ennis where […]

Sallie Nan Hutton

Sallie Nan Hutton, 71, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015. Sallie was born on March 23, 1943, to J.D. and Sarah Ione (Keener) Gray in Ennis, Texas. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1961. She went on to attend Navarro College where she received her associates degree. On […]

Louise Jurik

Louise Jurik, 98, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on March 18, 2015. Louise was born on Nov. 21, 1916, to Peter P. and Anna Mildred (Juroska) Fridel in Lovelady, Texas. She grew up in Lovelady and attended school in Telico, Texas. On Nov. 28, 1934, she married Emil W. Jurik and they made their home […]

Edwin “Dan” Anthony

Edwin “Dan” Anthony, 84, left this life on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from Dallas, Texas to begin his new life in Heaven with his Heavenly Father. Dan was born in Byrd, Texas on July 28, 1930, to Vilas Lee and Leona (Johnson) Anthony. He grew up in Byrd and Peeltown. He graduated from Ennis High […]

Randall Lee Wylie, Sr.

Randall Lee Wylie, Sr., 75 of Ennis, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Ennis, Texas, on March 17, 1939, to J.M. Wylie and Emma B. Davis Wylie. Randall graduated from Ennis High School in 1957 where he was a star football player […]

Diana Ventura

Diana Ventura, age 59, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas Street, Ennis, Texas. Services are under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis.

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