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Lori Michele “Possum” Butler

Lori Michele “Possum” Butler, 41, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Lori was born in Ennis, Texas on June 15, 1973 to Tony Max and Nancy Louise (Burgess) Butler. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1991. She went on to attend Navarro College majoring in […]

Carol Crigger

Carol Crigger, 74, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 in Ennis, Texas. Carol was born in McKinney, Texas on September 30, 1939 to Horace C. and Waldine (Huddleston) Blackwell. She grew up in Midland, Texas and graduated from Midland High School. She went on to graduate from North Texas State University with a Bachelor’s […]

Earl “Robert” Johnson Jr.

Earl “Robert” Johnson Jr., 73 passed away Aug. 29, 2014. Funeral services will be held Sat. Sept. 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Ennis Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., in Ennis. Viewing will be Fri. Sept. 5, 2014 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis from 6 p.m. […]

Terry Christian Zhanel

Terry Christian Zhanel, 57, passed away in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Terry was born in Ennis, Texas on February 16, 1957 to Norman Lewis and Patsy (VanDeVeer) Christian. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ferris High School in 1975. On April 15, 1983 she married David J. Zhanel, Sr. […]

Arthur Carrel “Buddy” Gorman

Arthur Carrel “Buddy” Gorman, 87, departed this life Saturday August 30, 2014. Mr. Gorman was a lifelong resident of Ellis County. He was born December 5, 1926, the sixth and last of children born to Arthur William Gorman and Texas Penina Owen and grew up on his father’s cotton farm in the Rankin Community. He […]

William Darrell Cook

William Darrell Cook, 45, passed away in Florida on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Visitation will be on Friday, September 5, 2014 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 Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary […]

Josephine Kubin

Josephine Kubin, age 90, passed away in Ennis on September 2, 2014. She was born on December 15, 1923 in Ennis to Joe and Angeline (Mensik )Valek.  She married Joe R. Kubin on April 19, 1949 in Ennis.  She was a lifetime member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJZT, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Sokol Sewing […]

Robert L. “Bob” Mitchell

Robert L. “Bob” Mitchell, 81, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Denton, Texas. Bob was born in Lufkin, Texas on July 28, 1933 to Sherman and Zula (Chandler) Mitchell. He grew up in Lufkin and graduated from Lufkin High School. After attending Stephen F. Austin State University, he joined the U.S. Army and served […]

Wayne Dixon

Wayne Dixon, 57, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Visitation will take place on Thursday, August 14, 2014 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 Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever […]

Maurine Overall

Maurine Overall, 88, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, August 7, 2014. Maurine was born in Fannin County, Texas on August 19, 1925 to Robert E. and Bessie Mae (Holman) West. She grew up in Greenville, Texas and graduated from Greenville High School. She went on to receive her degree in Education from East Texas […]

Nettie Melvina Stroud

Nettie Melvina Stroud, 74, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Friday, August 8, 2014.Nettie was born in Oklahoma on December 5, 1939 to Mr. and Mrs. Stone. She grew up in Oklahoma and attended school there. She worked as an aide for the Ennis Nursing Home. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She […]

Evelyn E. Toupal

Evelyn E. Toupal, age 81, passed away in Ennis on July 24, 2014. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Ennis to Joe F. and Julia (Vlacilek) Vrana. She married Milton M. Toupal in September, 1951. Evelyn retired from Walmart after 20 years, and was a member of Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJZT, […]

Helen Ritchey

Helen Ritchey, 75, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Friday, July 25, 2014. Helen was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 10, 1939 to Raymond and Nell White. She grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated from St. Petersburg High School. She went on to Westminster Choir College of Princeton obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree […]

Carlos David Ruffino

…colors of yellow and black – truly a kid at heart. Carlos found peace living in the country with his family and many animals, surrounded by God’s beauty. Investing in people and community was his forte, as shown by his involvement with Theatre Rocks and The Bristol Fire Department. Carlos had a way of making people […]

Allen Joe Sims

Allen Joe Sims, 67, passed away on July 22, 2014. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, TX. 75119, 972-875-2393.

Joe W. Spaniel

Joseph W. Spaniel, 82, died peacefully after a lengthy illness surrounded by his family in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Joe was born in Ennis, Texas on December 19, 1931 to Joseph L. and Agnes (Vrana) Spaniel. He graduated from St. John High School after which time he served as a corporal in […]

Larry Capehart

Larry Capehart Larry Capehart, 70, of Waxahachie, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Larry Henry Gwynne Capehart was born on July 23, 1943 in Corsicana, now Navarro, to Orvil and Thelma (Monroe) Holt. Larry graduated from Corsicana High School and from Dallas Baptist University. He was a hard worker who took […]

Joe W. Spaniel

Joseph W. Spaniel, 82, died peacefully after a lengthy illness surrounded by his family in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Joe was born in Ennis, Texas on December 19, 1931 to Joseph L. and Agnes (Vrana) Spaniel. He graduated from St. John High School after which time he served as a corporal in […]

Thelma G. Patti (Gayla)

Thelma G. Patti (Gayla), 88, of Ennis, Texas died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Facility in The Woodlands, Texas. She was born May 23, 1925, in Powell County, Kentucky, the daughter of Vernon Reed and Nora Mae Reed. On May 11, 1954 she was united in marriage to Nicholas […]

Subrina “BeBe” Knight

Subrina “BeBe” Knight, 44, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Subrina was born on May 5, 1970 to Thomas Odell and Jean Elaine (Kubala) Wilson in Corsicana, Texas. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1987. She received her Registered Nurse Degree from Navarro College then […]

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