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R.J. Bates

R.J. Bates, 87, passed away on April 29, 2016. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis Chapel. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Bright and Morning Star Baptist Church, 1007 Daffan Ave., Ennis, […]

Deborah Stark

Deborah Stark, age 62, passed away on April 25, 2016. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Lois Floydene “Floy” Warren Slade Lenamond

Lois Floydene “Floy” Warren Slade Lenamond, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the J.E. Keever Mortuary (Palmer Chapel), 200 West Jefferson Street, Palmer, Texas 75152. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 1 p.m. at […]

Lillian (Petter) Bacak

Lillian Bacak, age 82, of Ennis, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at her residence. A rosary will be recited 6 pm Monday at the Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel in West, with visitation to follow until 8 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic […]

Johnnie Lee Hajek

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Rosary at 4 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis. Interment will follow in […]

Alfred “Al” Weaver

Alfred “Al” Weaver departed this life on April 19, 2016, at the age of 80.  He was born to George and Lorine (Burkett) Weaver on October 13, 1935, in Lonoke, Arkansas. Al married Anna Lee on November 21, 1983, in Ennis. He was a member of the American Legion and the KJT. He loved to […]

Charles D. Martin

Charles D. Martin, age 75, of Ennis, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Corsicana. Graveside service and interment will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Canton. 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 […]

Noel Gossett

Noel Gossett, aged 81, died on April 16, 2016, at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Ennis, Texas, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, on June 8, 1934, to Dorothy and Carl Sjoberg and was the oldest of three children. She graduated from Blackwell High School in […]

Frank Ellis Swan

Frank Ellis Swan, 66, of Corsicana, passed away April 17, 2016, in Waco, Texas. He was born May 3, 1949, in Ennis, Texas, to Frank Edward Swan and Gladys Willie Vick Swan. Frank was a member of Emhouse Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon. He was also a member of the American […]

Yvonne Gray Wood

Yvonne Gray Wood, 83, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Friday, April 15, 2016. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. […]

Mary Nell Swearengin

Mary Nell Swearengin, 85, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Friday, April 15, 2016. Mary Nell was born in Bonham, Texas, on May 14, 1930, to Walter Robert and Zena Mae (Essary) Farris. She grew up in Bonham and graduated from N.R. Crozier Tech High School of Dallas in 1947. On April 25, 1953, she […]

Stanley Anton Liska

Stanley Anton Liska, “Gran Stan,” a life-long resident of Ellis County passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Cecilia Nekuza Liska and Stanley Liska on November 17, 1936, in Boyce, Texas and graduated from St. John Catholic School in May of 1955. His first […]


Lupe Garcia, of Garland, Texas, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016, with close friends and family by her side. Lupe was born on Christmas day, 1941, in Lubbock, Texas, the daughter of Jose and  Francis Garcia of Ennis, Texas. She is preceded in death by her brother, Joe A. Garcia; sisters: Margaret Coronado Garcia, […]


Mary Edna Isom Newman, 80, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Ennis, Texas. Edna was born in Ennis, Texas, on December 19, 1935, to Moley D. and Zula E. (Matthews) Isom. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School. On October 12, 1956, […]



Geraldine “Deanie” Hart Muirhead, 89, of Denton, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Denton. She was born September 30, 1926, in Garrett, Texas, to Jack Harmon and Leda Lucretia Jackson Hart. She married Charles Lee Muirhead, Jr., on November 23, 1946, in Ennis, Texas. He was a USAF pilot, president of the board of […]


Opal LaRue McCollum Merritt, 105, of Cookville, Texas, passed away on April 9, 2016.  She was born on November 24, 1910, in Ellis County, Texas, to Oscar and Lela (Harrell) McCollum. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A graveside service will […]


Catherine Lillie Smolka, age 78, passed away on April 5, 2016, at 10:10 p.m. at Regent Nursing Home in The Woodlands, Texas, from recent illness. Funeral Liturgy Outside Mass will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Father Henry Drozd officiating. Interment will follow […]


Earline Pszybylowski, age 66, passed away on April 7, 2016. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972- 875-2393.


Billie Valigura B&W

Billie Valigura, age 89, of Ennis, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at her home. She was born April 1, 1927, in Ennis to George William and Mary Barbara (Dvorak) Toth. Billie married Joe Valigura on August 12, 1947, in Ennis. She was a lifetime member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. She was a […]


Brenda Lassetter, 75, passed away in Mineola, Texas, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Brenda was born in Paris, Texas, on February 14, 1941, to Steve and Belle (Christian) Ottmo. She grew up in Palmer and Paris. In 1957, she married C.W. Lassetter. She worked for Crawford and Company for over 15 years as an office […]

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