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BILLIE VALIGURA

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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

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 […]

BEVERLY JEAN STAUCH

Beverly Jean Stauch, 71, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Beverly was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on December 11, 1944, to Valoris and Wilma (Canfield) Darling. Beverly had a good life. She lived in the Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1963. She, her husband […]

ROGER GAGNON

Joseph Roger Gagnon, 85, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Ennis, Texas after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Visitation will be Friday, April 8, 2016, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Mass of the Christian Burial will take […]

HENRY L. VRANA

Henry L. Vrana, 78, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Monday, April 4, 2016. Henry was born in Ennis, Texas, on December 22, 1937, to Mr. and Mrs. John Vrana. He grew up in Ennis and attended St. John Catholic Schools. He has lived in Ennis all his life. He worked for over 25 years […]

WANDA ONETA PRESTIDGE RAY

Wanda Oneta Prestidge Ray, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, March 25, 2016. Wanda was born in Ennis, Texas, on March 12, 1934, to McCoye Price and Mattie Ann (Farquhar) Prestidge. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1953. On May 21, 1954, […]

DAVID RAY MORGAN

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David Ray Morgan of Wilmer, Texas, was called home to Heaven by our Lord and Savior on April 1, 2016. He was known for his infectious laugh, sense of humor, and generous heart. He would give the shirt off of his back if he thought someone needed it. He was perceived as a tough guy […]

JAMES E. STOVALL

STOVALL, JAMES

James E. Stovall, 58, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, April 2, 2016. He was born in Corsicana, Texas, to Dennis D. and Carolyn (Reed) Stovall on September 7, 1957. He grew up in Ennis, Texas and attended Ennis High School. On July 26, 2008, he married Elizabeth B. Reel and they made their […]

DORA E. TOAL

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Dora E. Toal, 79, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Dora was born in Ennis, Texas, on September 4, 1936, to Paul Malcolm and Reba (Glaspy) Toal. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1954. She went on to attend Business College in Dallas, Texas. Dora […]

REV. G.G. MELTON, SR.

MELTON, G G

Rev. G.G. Melton, Sr., 91, went home to meet his Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from Dallas, Texas. G.G. was born in Daylight, Tennessee, on September 14, 1924, to Alex and Ann (Deabury) Melton. He grew up in Woodbury, Tennessee. On October 23, 1948, he married Martha Elizabeth Rogers. He served his […]

JOHN GLOVER

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John Glover, of Ennis, passed away on March 28, 2016. He was born October 19, 1931. Wake service will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 801 W. Brown St., Ennis, TX 75119. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 11 […]

SHANDREA MYERS

Shandrea Myers, age 50, passed away on March 27, 2016. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972- 875-2393.

ERNEST L. MCDONALD

McDonald

Ernest L. McDonald, 67, passed on Saturday, March 26, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016, at Hopewell Baptist Church, Rice, Texas, at 11:00 a.m.

DENISE HOWELL

Denise Howell, age 62, passed away on March 28, 2016. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972- 875-2393.

CHARLIE RUTH (PERRY) SIMPSON

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Charlie Ruth Simpson passed away on Good Friday March 25, 2016, at Legend Oaks Healthcare in Ennis, Texas. She was born May 15, 1924, in Rice, Texas, to Charlie A. Perry and Allie Mae Puckett. She was raised and attended school there. She married Clell Leighton Simpson of Bristol on April 20, 1940. She was […]

LAVERN DODSON

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A memorial service for Lavern Dodson, 82, will be held Monday, March 28, 2016, at Baylor Baptist Church in Ennis at 11:00 a.m. She was born in Alsdorf, Texas, November 25, 1933, and passed away March 17, 2016, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Lavern retired from Sam’s Club in January, 2015 after 29 years of service. […]

DOROTHY WELLS PIERCE

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Dorothy Wells Pierce, 98, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born on May 25, 1917, to Leo and Belvia (Smith) Wells in Ennis, Texas. She attended school in Garrett and Ennis graduating from Ennis High School in 1936. Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, […]

LONIE E. MCNEECE

McNeece

Lonie E. McNeece, 77, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Lonie was born in McGee, Mississippi, to Ethel and Nola Mae McNeece. He grew up in McGee and Star, Mississippi. On July 12, 1985, he married Ellen Elledge and they made their home in Duncanville, then to Grand Prairie, DeSoto and […]

ELSIE POMYKAL

POMYKAL, Elsie

Elsie M. Pomykal passed away peacefully at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas, with her daughter and nephew by her side on Wednesday March 23, 2016. Elsie was born in Ferris, Texas, in February 1927. She was the youngest of five children born to Birk and Dora Lowe. Elsie grew up on the family farm near […]

FREDDIE CHRISTIAN

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Freddie Christian, 82, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Freddie was born in Walton, Texas on September 15, 1933. Her parents were Truman and Jenny (Byron) Whitehead. She grew up in the Texas Baptist Home for Children in Waxahachie, Texas and attended Waxahachie High School. In November of 1950 she married […]

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