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Ian MacGregor King

Ian MacGregor King departed this life Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Ennis Regional Hospital with his loving parents by his side. He was born October 12, 2002, in Waxahachie to Bobby Joe King and Bobbie Jean Harder King. His parents give special thanks to all family and friends for their help and support throughout Ian’s […]

Marcus James “Sonny” Walker

Marcus James “Sonny” Walker, 81, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, December 13, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 ,from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. in […]

Donell Jackson

Donell Jackson, 59, of Ferris, Texas, passed away on December 7, 2015. Wake service will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 7-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 11 a.m.. Bother services will be held at The Greater Mt. Rose Primitive Baptist Church in Ferris, Texas. Arrangements are […]

Juanita Galban Esparza

Juanita Galban Esparza, 82, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at Ennis Regional Medical Center. She was born in Elgin, Texas, on April 13, 1933, to Claminte and Natavida Galban. She moved to Ennis from San Antonio to be with her family. Brothers: Hilton & Domingo Galban. Sisters: Susie Synn & […]

Leroy Moore

Leroy Moore, 74, passed into the arms of his Savior, Jesus, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Leroy was born in Scurry, Texas, on April 21, 1941, to Erie and Dora (Houge) Moore. He graduated from Ennis High School in 1959. He married Katherine Jean Slaughter on March 20, 1981, and they made […]

Jessy “Lester” Bentle

Jessy “Lester” Bentle, 89, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Friday, December 4, 2015. Lester was born in Waldron, Arkansas, on September 22, 1926, to Mark and Murle (Cox) Bentle. He grew up in Waldron, Arkansas, and attended school there. On February 12, 1947, he married Lelar Essman and they made their home in Waldron, […]

Donell Jackson

Donell Jackson, 59, of Ferris, Texas, passed away on December 7, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Bernice T. Butler

Bernice T. Butler, 72, passed away on December 5, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Edward Michael Shilen

Edward Michael Shilen, 84, current resident of Gun Barrel City, Texas, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. Ed was born January 27, 1931, to Michael John Shilen and Mary Wilma Frakowski, in Alleghany, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Allderdice High School. He soon married Emily Brundage […]

Daniel Eugene “Danny” Kubin

Daniel Eugene “Danny” Kubin, age 64, passed away in Ennis on December 5, 2015.  He was born on May 26, 1951, to John Frank and Antonie “Toni” (Vrana) Kubin.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and won numerous fishing trophies.  He graduated from Saint John School, got an associate degree at Navarro College, and […]

Jessy “Lester” Bentle

Jessy “Lester” Bentle, 89, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Friday, December 4, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Gail Elizabeth McDaniel

Gail Elizabeth McDaniel, 69, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Gail was born in Ennis, Texas, on June 23, 1946, to William Addison and Genevieve Elizabeth (Thompson) McDaniel. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1964. She went on to receive her associates degree from Navarro […]

Iva Dee Collins

Iva Dee (Wilhoite) Collins passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Iva Dee was born December 15, 1921, in Ennis to Orborn D. and Ethel (Lewis) Wilhoite. She was reared in Ennis, attending Ennis Schools. On July 4, 1941, she was married to George H. Collins and they made their home in Ennis. […]

Thelma Louise Jackson

Thelma Louise Jackson, of Ennis, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kawana Birdow and Hollie Crayton; grandchildren, Jazmine Birdow, Nadia Crayton, and Shiann Jackson; and a host of close family and friends. Wake service will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral […]

Robert “Bob” Gadberry

Robert “Bob” Gadberry was born south of Allen, Oklahoma, on December 23, 1935, to Sam and Lucille Douglas Gadberry. He passed November 30, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Allen and attended Oklahoma A&M Tech. He served in the Oklahoma National Guard. On March 12, 1954, he married Reta Nickell. Robert retired from […]

Doyce “D.W.” Eves

Doyce “D.W.” Eves, 83, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas, on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. He was born in Waxahachie, Texas, on December 21, 1931, to Robert Bruce and Rudy Louise (Wilson) Eves. He grew up in Telico and graduated from Ennis High School. He went on to attend Navarro College and the University of North […]

Iva Dee Collins

Iva Dee (Wilhoite) Collins passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at J. E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. in Ennis, Texas. A celebration of Iva’s life will be held Monday, December 7, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the Myrtle Cemetery […]

Michael Fred Childress, Sr.

Michael Fred Childress, Sr., 62, passed away in Bardwell, Texas, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Michael was born on August 31, 1953, to Rob Roy and Freddie Lou (Coulston) Childress in Ennis, Texas. He grew up in Ennis and attended school in Ennis. On July 17, 1977, he married Linda Reece and they made their […]

Dennis Ray Horak

Dennis Ray Horak (64) was born February 26, 1951, in Waxahachie, Texas, the son of Jerry and Geraldine (Belha) Horak. He passed away at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas, after a short but hard fought battle with lung cancer on November 27, 2015. Dennis was a graduate of Waxahachie High School, class of 1969, and […]

Robert “Bob” Gadberry

Robert “Bob” Gadberry passed away on November 30, 2015. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015, until service time in J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with Scot Brazell […]

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