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Michael Fred Childress, Sr.

Michael Fred Childress, Sr., 62, passed away in Bardwell, Texas, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Emmanuel Upper […]

Michael Lynn Duckett

Michael Lynn Duckett, age 60, of Ennis, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, at Baylor Scott & White in Waxahachie.  He was born March 7, 1955, in Electra, Texas, to Leon and Maxine (Cook) Duckett. He was a journeyman plumber for 40 years opening Leon Duckett & Sons Plumbing in 1989. Michael was an avid […]

Charles “Pete” Edwards

Charles “Pete” Edwards, 64, passed away on November 30, 2015. Viewing will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2015, from 2-7 p.m. in the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., Ennis, Texas. Arrangements are […]

Francisca Z. “Tia Pancha” Hernandez

Francisca Z. Hernandez, age 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Legend Oaks in Ennis.  She was born January 29, 1941, to Manuel and Herminia (Vargas) Zapata in Robstown, Texas. She was loved by many and loved her family, always putting them first. Francisca was a faithful servant of the Lord. She […]

Bonnie A. Ketchum

  Bonnie A. Ketchum, 86, of Palmer, Texas, passed away on November 21, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Bonnie was born in Austin, Texas, on May 5, 1929, to Edgar and Eliza (Wooder) Foster. On November 12, 1944, she married She was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Ennis, Texas, and worked as a […]

Douglas Wayne Zaidle

Douglas Wayne Zaidle, 59, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Douglas was born in Dallas, Texas, on September 24, 1956, to Leon and Mary Sue (Chandler) Zaidle. He graduated from North Garland High School in 1974 and went on to attend Richland Community College. On August 23, 1974, he married Kathy […]

Arzo S. “Coach” Burnim

Mr. Burnim passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Dallas. Viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 23 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation/wake services from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in the Teague High School Auditorium, 420 Loop 255, Teague. […]

Domingo De Los Santos, Jr.

Domingo De Los Santos, Jr., 52, passed away on November 18, 2015. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in […]

Harold Ray Benner

Harold Ray “Grouch” Benner, 71, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, November 16, 2015. Harold was born in Gatesville, Texas, on January 25, 1944, to C.P. and Josie F. (Featherston) Benner, Sr. He grew up in Gatesville and Ennis, Texas and graduated from Ennis High School. In 1995 he married Deborah E. Steel and […]

Arzo S. “Coach” Burnim

Mr. Burnim passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Dallas. Viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 23 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation/wake services from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the  Teague High School Auditorium, 420 Loop 255, Teague.

Harold Ray Benner

Harold Ray “Grouch” Benner, 71, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, November 16, 2015. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Garrett with Rev. Keith Bates officiating. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Ruby Jane Harper

Ruby Jane Rogers Harper, 84, passed away in Palmer, Texas, on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Palmer. A Celebration of her life took place place on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. […]

Betty Jo Culpepper

Betty Jo Culpepper, 71, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Betty was born on June 9, 1944, to W. J. and Emilie (Skrivanek) Vrla. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1962. On January 20, 1968, she married Gene Culpepper and they made their home in […]

Marvin R. Hanks, Sr.

Marvin R. Hanks, Sr., 87, left his earthly home in Ennis, Texas, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, for his new home in Heaven with his Savior Jesus Christ. Marvin was born in Corbet, Texas, on February 3, 1928, to Mandred L. and Ethel (Christie) Hanks. He grew up in Corbet and attended school at Corsicana […]

Otharee Long

Otharee Long, 76, passed away on October 27, 2015. Viewing will be held Friday, November 6, 2015, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel of Ennis. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel of Desoto, Texas, 1400 N. […]

William Lewis

William Lewis, 74, of Rosser, Texas, passed away on November 1, 2015. Viewing will be held Friday, November 6, 2015, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 12 noon at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., Ennis, Texas. […]

William Lewis

William Lewis, 74, passed away on November 1, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Roy Richard Pruett

Roy Richard Pruett, Jr., 76, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, in Mesquite, Texas. Richard was born in Hearne, Texas, on December 16, 1938, to Roy Richard and Montia Ve (Stanfield) Pruett, Sr. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1957. He went on to attend Navarro College. On […]

Tomi Roy Edwards

Tomi Roy Edwards, a.k.a. “Old School,” passed away on October 23, 2015. Tomi was born October 3, 1951, to the parentage of Tommy D. Edwards and Helen Jones in Bardwell, Texas. Tomi was a retired farmer in Bardwell, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Versa Robertson, and sons, Marcus Robertson, Charles Robertson, and David […]

Olga Vrla Pechak

Olga Vrla Pechak died October 25, 2015, in Houston, Texas. She was born December 4, 1921, in Ennis, Texas, to Agnes Galetka Vrla and John M. Vrla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Milton Verla of Andale, Kansas, and John F. Vrla of Ennis, Texas. She was also preceded in death […]

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