Laurel Land Funeral Home and Cemetery

When the time comes for you to plan a funeral, it helps to work with someone you can trust to take care of what needs to be done the way you want to do it. That's what we have to offer you whether you're planning ahead for your own funeral or taking care of someone you love. Your family's comfort matters a great deal to us. Generations of families have depended on us at Laurel Land Funeral Homes and Cemetery to provide the finest in personalized service and care. You can be assured that our reputation for customer service is excellent. We realize the importance of everyone's personal wishes and traditions and will work with you to create the funeral experience you want - from traditional services to anything that is possible today. Our funeral arrangers are experienced and compassionate professionals who will listen to what you have to say and take pride in making sure each and every detail is handled with care for you and your family. For your convenience, we have our own full-service floral shop, Rembrandt Florist, onsite at our Fort Worth location to make it easier for you to select any floral tributes you may want. We are also proud to be the only funeral home in the Fort Worth area to offer you the Enduring Memories® Video Booth so you, your family and friends can create a lasting tribute for yourselves and others to remember. More information is provided below. Finally, we believe you'll find our funeral home facilities to be beautiful, spacious and easy to find. From our 250-seat chapel to our more intimate family rooms at each location, our funeral home facilities were designed with your family's comfort and convenience in mind. Visitors to our Fort Worth location are welcomed with a lovely greeting area complete with an open staircase. Many have expressed finding this warm reception area to be comforting. We hope you do too. Our Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth is also conveniently located on the grounds of Laurel Land Cemetery. Those who have chosen to use both our funeral home and cemetery for their funerals find the seamless service and close proximity to be valuable added benefits. The well-maintained cemetery grounds offer visitors a serene haven for reflection and remembrance. The cemetery also offers picturesque lawns and gardens including two Veterans areas and the Garden of Reflections. You can choose from a variety of options including indoor or outdoor mausoleum entombment and private family estates. Traditional burial and cremation options are also available. The Chapel of the Chimes, a chapel commemorating the freedom of the press, is also on the grounds of the cemetery and replicates St. Paul's Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and give you a personal tour of our funeral home and cemetery in Fort Worth or our funeral home in Burleson. Just give us a call or stop by.


Our Obituaries

Jimmie M. DORSEY

April 26, 1937 - August 21, 2017

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Infant Isaiah Flores

March 18, 2017 - August 18, 2017

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Marshall Howard

June 11, 1947 - August 15, 2017

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Gary Lee Smart

September 27, 1945 - August 15, 2017

Gary Lee Smart, age 71, long time resident and business owner of Duncanville, Texas passed away on Tuesday August 15, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Gary was born on September 27, 1945 in Dallas, Texas to the parents of Bob & Edith Smart. Gary is a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army from October 1966 through November 1968. He received several commendations and medals during his deployment, The...
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Dora M. Watts

March 24, 1929 - August 15, 2017

Isadora “Dora” Roberts, was the fifth child born to the parentage of the late Mr. Matthew Roberts, Sr. and Isadora Gardner, on March 24, 1929 in Panola County. During Dora’s youth her family moved to Nacogdoches, TX, where she began her schooling in Pine Flat Community.Isadora M. Roberts met Leo Watts, Sr., the Love of her Life. Her children was one of her greatest...
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James H. Walston

January 8, 1923 - August 13, 2017

Jim (Sonny) was born January 8, 1923 in Italy, Texas. Jim passed away August 13, 2017. He was the second of three children born to James Hogg Walston, Sr. and Maurine. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, older sister Elaine Brown, wife Glenna, and grandsons Lane Walston Walker and Bo Patrick Walker. He is survived by his younger sister JoAnn Niederer; daughter DiAnn (Boo) Walker; sons and...
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Therman C. Nobles

January 28, 1952 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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O'deral Clinton Draper

March 3, 1929 - August 13, 2017

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Kemani Deion Sneed

July 3, 2017 - August 12, 2017

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Lavona Christina Graham

January 15, 1951 - August 11, 2017

A life-long resident of the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Lavona Christina ("Chrissie") Graham was born January 15, 1951, to James Rayburn Graham and Nell ("Tom") London. She passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017, after a short battle with cardiopulmonary problems at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas.After graduating from Sunset High School, she worked for many years...
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Artillia Washington

February 27, 1930 - August 10, 2017

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Roberto Morales

May 25, 1919 - August 10, 2017

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Marvin M. Miller

February 4, 1955 - August 7, 2017

Life ReflectionsMarvin Miller Sr. was born in Shreveport Louisiana to the late Morgan Miller and Kattie Belle Richie. Marvin was baptized at Bon-Air Baptist Church at an early age.Marvin graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1973. After graduation he work at Texas Instruments for a year and then joined the Marine Corps. Marvin worked for GWIC home remodeling. During his spare time he...
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Dorothy Louise Hunt

March 22, 1927 - August 5, 2017

An angel on Earth now in heavenDorothy Louise (Newman) Hunt formerly of Pineville, LA passed away peacefully in her sleep in Plano, TX on 8/5/17.Daughter, sister, mom, aunt, nurse, gardener, friend, she wore many hats but her primary role was that of nurturer. Be it a human or plant she had a kind word for everyone. Sweet, good and kind are the words most often used to describe her although she...
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Gloria Jean Palmer

June 20, 1946 - August 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Juanita Arismendez

June 24, 1938 - August 5, 2017

Juanita S. Arismendez, 79, of Red Oak passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. She was born in Midland on June 24, 1938 to the late Daniel and Margarette Espino Sanchez.Mrs. Juniata attended high school after which she was a stay at home mother so she could raise her children. She was an avid reader and quilter.She is survived by her children Ruben Arismendez, Juan Jose Arismendez, Jr., Luis...
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Charles Edward Perkins

November 4, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Charles “Chuck” Edward Perkins was born November 4, 1933 in Paris, Texas to union of Mr. Lee Roy & Lola Perkins. Charles passed away at his residence surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday August 5, 2017. Charles spent 8 years in the United States Air Forces and 2 years in the Reserves. In the early days of the Air Force, he met his wife, Elaine Perkins while serving in England...
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Hester M. Loftis

November 15, 1931 - August 3, 2017

Hester Mae Loftis was born on November 15, 1931, to the parentage of Lue Frank Fry and Willie Lue Harris-Fry from Larissa, Texas. She was the youngest of eight siblings.She attended school in Larissa, Texas, for a short time and graduated from Cuney High School, where she was well-known as an outstanding extemporaneous speaker. Both schools were located in Cherokee County District.She met and...
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Rickie D. Pullins

May 28, 1954 - August 2, 2017

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James Franklin HANSEN

August 11, 1958 - August 2, 2017

James "Sonny" Hansen was born August 11, 1958 to Ollie Lee and Edgar Jamison Hansen in Dallas, Texas. As a young boy he developed a love of motorcycles, and a passion for hunting. His sister, Myra (Hansen) Williams notes that Sonny completed their family and brought everyone so much joy. On his 19th birthday, Sonny invited a beautiful red head to dinner and he knew instantly she was the...
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Annette L. Crawford

June 28, 1947 - August 1, 2017

Our beloved Annette L. Crawford, was born on June 28, 1947 in Waterloo, Iowa. She was the first of six children born to Henry Leland and Naomi Robinson.She professed Christ at an early age at Antioch Baptist Church in Waterloo, IA where she began to serve the Lord by singing in the choir. As she continued to serve Lord she found a home at Trinity Temple Full Gospel Church in Dallas, TX., where...
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Carl Lee Oliphant

October 6, 1928 - August 1, 2017

Carl Oliphant passed away on August 1, 2017 at age 88. He was born in Dallas on October 6, 1928 to the late Richard V. and Pearl Bohannon Oliphant.After he graduated high school Mr. Oliphant was a member of the U.S. Marines. He began his career as an Electrical Engineer for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Carl was a Baptist Music Minister and enjoyed camping, making kites as well as...
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Lavon Rakestraw

June 26, 1958 - July 30, 2017

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Adlean Nash

June 20, 1923 - July 30, 2017

Age 94, long time resident of Dallas passed away peacefully on Sunday July 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Adlean was one of the 11 children born to the parentage of J.D. and Alice Brown on June 20, 1923 in Madisonville, Texas. Adlean confessed Christ at an early age and received her formal education from the Madisonville Public School. She later met and married A.C. Rogers and to this union two...
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Jesse Runnels

November 28, 1927 - July 28, 2017

Elder Jesse Runnels, Jr. was born the 7th child of 10 children born to the parentage of Jesse and Cherry Runnels on November 28, 1927 in Forney, Texas. He received his formal education from the Dallas Independent School District, later he enlisted into the United States Army for several years. Elder Runnels confessed Christ at an early age and later accepted his calling to the ministry after his...
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Marjean M. Talkington

August 21, 1930 - July 28, 2017

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Willard Nash

January 18, 1915 - July 28, 2017

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Jesus V. DeLeon

June 2, 1935 - July 27, 2017

82 years of age, of Cedar Hill, Texas was born June 2, 1935 in San José de Aura, Coahuila, México to Francisco DeLeón & Teresa Vasquez and passed away July 27, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Duncanville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Jesús DeLeón was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Texas, formerly a member of Iglesia Bautista...
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Demetria Roque

November 16, 1970 - July 26, 2017

Demetria “Candy” Shonetta Roque was born in Dallas, Texas, Dallas County, to the parentage of Robert Thomas Okra and Linda Gail Roque. She received her formal education at Law Magnet High School and PSI, where she obtained her associates degree as a certified respiratory therapist. She worked at Medical City Dallas as a respiratory therapist for 10 years. She accepted Christ at an...
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Hoyt Milford Fuller

May 20, 1936 - July 26, 2017

Hoyt Milford Fuller was born on May 20, 1936, in Ladonia, Texas, to Richard Joseph Fuller, Sr., and Lillie Mae Harris. He received his education from Fannindel High School. After graduating, he joined the military and served four years in the army. Hoyt married his first wife, Annie, and to this union he became the father of two children. Later this union was dissolved. He met and fell in love...
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Gloria G. Dykes

May 12, 1923 - July 26, 2017

Gloria G. Dykes was born on May, 12, 1923 to Irene and Arthur Long in Houston Texas.She was a life long resident of Dallas. She met and married Charles C. Dykes, her loving husband of 65 years. They had 4 children; William, Judy, Donald and Charlene.Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Charles, son Donald, grandson Allan and her parents. She is survived by her son William, daughter Judy ...
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Teodora Lowery

March 28, 1927 - July 25, 2017

Teodora Caroline Garza Lowery. Born to John Hellario and Lena Garza Birmingham on March 28th in Cuero, TX. Teodora aka ( Dorine ) was a practical child at an early age. Her sister Gloria told how it was a long sometimes very cold walk to school. When they did wait for the bus, most all the children would run around play and talk. Dorine would look for wood to start a fire. Dorine used to tell...
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Martha A. Arnold

September 15, 1943 - July 25, 2017

Martha A. Merrifield Arnold, 73, of Palmer passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was born in Dallas on September 15, 1943 to the late William R. and Aline T. McKissick Merrifield.The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Martha will be laid to rest at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
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Sarah Lou Smith

March 29, 1933 - July 24, 2017

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Dorothy Adalaid Evans

July 23, 1923 - July 23, 2017

Dorothy Adalaid Stapleton Evans passed away peacefully on July 23, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Dorothy passed away on her 94th birthday and received the greatest gift of all, Gods loving arms. She was retired from the Texas Coffin Company after working there for 35 years. She loved family gatherings, the lake, playing cards, cooking and canning foods. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Evans...
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Shirley Ann Day

April 25, 1935 - July 21, 2017

Shirley Ann Odum Day was born April 25, 1935 in Dallas, Texas to Roxie and William Odum, and passed away July 21, 2017 in Naperville, Illinois.Shirley grew up in a godly home in Dallas, Texas. She attended Alamo Grade School and Forest Avenue High School. During her youth, she traveled with Rev. and Mrs. Russell Hunt singing, playing the mandolin, and spreading God’s word. She had a...
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James Fofanah

January 5, 1997 - July 21, 2017

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Raphel Smith

October 23, 1941 - July 20, 2017

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Jimmie Lee Davis

October 9, 1933 - July 20, 2017

Jimmie Lee Collins Davis, 83 of Rowlett, Texas passed away peacefully on July 20, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1933 to Charles Porter Collins and Fay Sheffield Collins in Huntington, Texas. At an early age, Jimmie accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Jimmie graduated from Huntington High School in 1951, then moved to the Dallas area. She worked many years for Southwestern Bell as an...
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Kathy Elaine Jackson

May 15, 1957 - July 19, 2017

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Floy Jewell Garland

April 13, 1949 - July 19, 2017

Age 68, died July 19, 2017, at 9:16 pm surrounded by her family at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. Floy lived in Kemp, TX for the last 23 years. Floy was born April 13, 1949 in Ennis, TX to Homer & Jewell Hathcock.Floy left this earth way too soon. Her gentle touch, sweet voice, constant encouragement and infectious laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She...
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Jarvis Earl Jones

September 8, 1959 - July 16, 2017

Jarvis Earl Jones Sr. was born in Dallas, Texas, on September 8, 1959, to the parentage of Luther Ray Jones Sr. and Jessie Jones. Jarvis attended Dallas public schools: Clara Oliver Elementary School, Boude Storey Middle School, and South Oak Cliff High School. After graduation, he attended Langston University in Oklahoma. Throughout his school years, he was a football and track athlete. On...
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Samuel David Whitaker

June 23, 1951 - July 16, 2017

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Jimmie Lee Thomas

December 4, 1956 - July 16, 2017

Mr. Jimmie Lee Thomas, Jr., was born in Dallas, Texas, December 4, 1956, to the union of Jimmie Lee Thomas, Sr. and Annie Pearl Thomas.Jimmie graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, and then he enrolled into Lincoln Tech, becoming a mechanic.In 1981, he married Shirley Graham, and to this union two children were born, Adra and Adrian Thomas.On July 16, 2017, Jimmie entered into his eternal...
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Patricia Wilson

January 12, 1955 - July 15, 2017

Patricia Ann Bass Wilson was born January 12, 1955 in Chicago, IL to Rosa L. Bass-Brown, and Clenton Stinyard. She was the eldest of 6 children born to Rosa L. Bass-Brown. She grew up and attended school in Chicago and Markham IL, and graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1972. She always loved children and was a teacher’s aide after she graduated from Hillcrest. In March of 1976...
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Mable B. Bush

April 6, 1917 - July 14, 2017

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Mercedez M. Rodriguez

January 26, 1926 - July 13, 2017

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Delora C. Jackson

February 23, 1944 - July 11, 2017

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Ashley Richardson

March 4, 1987 - July 11, 2017

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Claudia Mae Johnson

November 28, 1929 - July 9, 2017

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George Andrew Cantrell

February 27, 1928 - July 9, 2017

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Kelvin Deland Stokes

September 25, 1967 - July 8, 2017

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Maxine Estes

August 8, 1924 - July 8, 2017

Was born August 8, 1924 and passed away July 8, 2017. Maxine is survived by her husband of 74 years, Virgil Estes, children, Linda Musser (Ward), Gary Estes (Becky) and Larry Estes (Dana); five grandchildren, Stephanie Hundley (David), Melissa Musser, Jennifer Estes, Kathy Estes and Steve Estes (Kristi); five great-grandchildren, Rylee, Kaleb, Genesis, Colton and Brandon. She loved to read,...
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Marian Kaye McGary

January 28, 1952 - July 7, 2017

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Lazarious DeAngelo Harrell

September 4, 1998 - July 7, 2017

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Jaylon Devon Sterling

May 27, 1997 - July 7, 2017

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Lois Rachel Glass

November 16, 1934 - July 6, 2017

Lois “Rachel” GlassLois Rachel Banks was born November 16, 1934 in Coshocton, Ohio, first born child to Charles and Hallena Banks. She married James Glass on June 30, 1957. They were married 41 years before James’ death in 1998.Rachel passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Windsor Gardens Nursing Center after a courageous battle with breast cancer on July 6, 2017...
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Eliger Julius Crenshaw

November 7, 2002 - July 4, 2017

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Shirley M. Harris

September 22, 1945 - July 3, 2017

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Annie Katheryn Crump

June 7, 1926 - July 3, 2017

Annie Katheryn Crump was born June 7, 1926 in Kemp, Texas and passed away on July 3, 2017 in Canton, Texas. She was the daughter of Charlie Earl Sheppard and Allie Hice Sheppard. She lived a long life and was 91 years old at her passing. The oldest of 4 children and the last one to go to be with our Lord Jesus Christ.Kat finished high school in Kemp, Texas in 1944 and moved to Dallas to work. Her...
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Charlie Mae Smith

May 5, 1932 - June 30, 2017

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Anna Armstrong

April 30, 1926 - June 28, 2017

Anna May Edna Armstrong, 91, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Anna was born April 30, 1926 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and was the oldest of 9 children. She began her professional career at the age of 16 with AT&T then married and became a mother at the age of 19. She later became a single mother to 5 and held several jobs but eventually retired from EDS...
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Rickey Wayne Johnson

July 31, 1963 - June 28, 2017

Mr. Rickey Johnson was born in Dallas TX on July 31, 1963 and was the eldest of the five children of the late Adell Crook and Donald Crook. Rickey's outgoing personality developed at a young age and he constantly amazed his younger siblings with his ability to make friends. He was funny, smart, mischievous and he loved being the center of attention. He was also born premature and was very...
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Patricia Kirk Poland

January 21, 1943 - June 28, 2017

Patricia Ruth Poland (Pat) was born January 21, 1943 and passed away June 28, 2017. Pat was born in Dallas Texas to Raymond and Ruth Kirk who she preceded in death. She graduated from Oak Cliff High School and lived in The Colony Texas for the past 30 plus years with her husband Roy Poland who she married September 14th, 1979. She is survived by Roy and three children, Robyn Hill, Rhonda Flake ...
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Crystal Lynette Hudson

October 28, 1966 - June 26, 2017

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Dan R. Cleveland

December 24, 1935 - June 26, 2017

Dan was born to Sallie Jane Peavyhouse Cleveland and Robert Marvin Cleveland on December 24, 1935 in Hillsboro, Texas. Dan was one of 6 children. Dan had three sisters and two brothers. Dan is survived by the love of his life, ” my little baby girl" Janice Cleveland, daughter, Dana Goodwin, husband Joe; son Brad Cleveland, wife Jullie; grandchildren, Sally Bell, Sarah Frazier and...
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Jewelene Rodgers

January 20, 1930 - June 25, 2017

Mrs. Jewelene Rodgers was born January 20, 1930 to the parentage of Jerry Goode and Nomie Mallory in Magnolia, Arkansas. She loved the Lord, having confessed Christ very early in her life. She was a giving person who was always willing to help others. Mrs. Rodgers ministry included working in the nursery, mission boards, and singing in various church choirs. She was a devoted member of singing in...
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Fred Theodore Henry

March 26, 1921 - June 25, 2017

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Melvin Lee Newton

June 10, 1941 - June 24, 2017

Melvin Lee Newton, known to his friends and family as “Big Man,” received his angel wings on June 24, 2017, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on June 10, 1941, in Buckner, Arkansas to the parentage of Maggie Taylor and Wallace Newton.He received his formal education at Oak Grove High School. He met and married Massie Lisa Williams in June 14, 1979. Melvin worked in sales...
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Wilbert KEARNEY

May 11, 1938 - June 24, 2017

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Norma Dean Palmer

November 17, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Norma Dean Palmer, 89, of Rowlett passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017. She was born on November 17, 1927 to the late Joe C. and Della Clayton Elerson in Desoto. Mrs. Palmer was married to the late Howard Palmer and attended Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Martin of Rowlett, grandson, Ryan Martin and wife Kylie and great grandchildren Payne and...
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Louise Elizabeth Minor

April 30, 1932 - June 23, 2017

Age 85, long time resident of Dallas, Texas passed away on Friday June 23, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. Louise Elizabeth Minor was born April 30, 1932 in Forney, Texas to the parentage of Addison and Carrie Fegans.Louise united with at an early age with the Solomon Temple Baptist Church and later joined The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church under the...
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Jacobo Lomas-Alanis

April 14, 1978 - June 22, 2017

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Carl Thomas

May 20, 1949 - June 21, 2017

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J.D. Dodd

October 28, 1966 - June 21, 2017

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Joshua Jamon Jackson

June 19, 2017 - June 19, 2017

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Vera Mae Modkins

June 28, 1944 - June 19, 2017

Vera Mae Miles’ journey began June 28, 1944, in Marlin, Texas, to the parentage of Verv Lee Miles and Sybil Mae Graves Miles. She was the second eldest of four siblings. Vera accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age.She attended Booker T. Washington Public School. She was united to Earl Modkins, Sr., on July 6, 1963, and this union of 54 years bore five children, three...
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Patrick Xavier Evans

September 26, 1964 - June 18, 2017

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Shirley June Pitman-Ketchum

January 29, 1938 - June 18, 2017

Shirley passed away peacefully on June 18, 2017. She was born January 29, 1938 in Dallas, TX to John E. & Theresa Samford. She graduated from Adamson High School in 1956 and married her high school sweetheart, Jerry Pitman, on July 6, 1956. They lived in the Dallas area until 1979, relocating to Hillsborough, CA then to Houston, TX until Jerry passed away in 1988. She immediately moved back...
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Billy Ray Townson

April 23, 1926 - June 16, 2017

Billy Ray Townson died on June 16, 2017; he was 91 years old. Mr. Townson was born on April 23, 1926 in Waxahachie, TX to his parents Robert and Susan Townson. In February 1948, he married Oneta Wynn of Soper, Oklahoma. They were happily married for 69 years and had five children. Until recently, they lived in DeSoto, TX for 61 years. He was employed for 35 years as an airplane riveter for LTV...
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Luther R. Davis

June 12, 1932 - June 15, 2017

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Dennis Earl Coleman

February 2, 1942 - June 15, 2017

Dennis Earl Coleman, Sr., was born on February 2, 1942, in Dallas, Texas, to Robert and Celia Dennis (C.D.) Coleman. The family lived in the Ellum Thicket neighborhood and he attended Dallas Public Schools. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1960 and then entered the University of North Texas. During his high school years, he met and later married Miss Ethel Hayden in 1963, who...
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Mary Maxine Johnson

August 16, 1932 - June 15, 2017

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Nicki Belle Fletcher

July 26, 1944 - June 14, 2017

Dallas native, Nicki Belle Fletcher, passed away June 14th 2017. Born on July 26th 1944 in Dallas Texas. Survived by; her one son Vincent PazSorto, ex-husband Carlos PazSorto, nephew Baron Davidson of New Jersey, niece Lori Davison of Austin Texas, Tracy Davidson in the Philippines, Walter Davidson of Tucson, Arizona. Her closest living relatives of Grand Prairie, Texas; Patrick Fletcher, wife...
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Connie Marie Lusk

January 28, 1922 - June 14, 2017

was born January 28, 1922 and passed away on June 14, 2017. Connie was a homemaker and retired from K-Mart. She is preceded in death by her brothers Gordon, Cecil and Ray Pledger . She is survived by her sons John and David, two grandsons and five great grandchildren. A private service will be held June 21.
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Alice A. Hathcock

September 18, 1942 - June 14, 2017

Alice Ann Guthrie Hathcock, of Dallas, Texas, was born, Friday September 18, 1942 to David Junior Guthrie and Betty Jo Lochridge and died Wednesday, June 14, in Dallas, Texas at the age of 74 years.Alice was an employee at Morton Foods for many years, Weaver Spring for some years and Lonestar Chemical for the last years of her working career. She loved going to the casino, even on her sickest...
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Larry Oneal Johnson

December 23, 1946 - June 13, 2017

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Gallaway Joseph Cuellar

February 2, 1959 - June 13, 2017

Gallaway J. Cuellar Sr., 58 passed peacefully on June 13, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by wife of 42 years Laura and 2 children; son, Gallaway Jr and wife Phuong; daughter, Miranda and husband Cesar. He also leaves behind a sister Elvira Cantu. He is preceded in death by Sister Mary Lou Munoz and an additional 7 brothers and 3 sisters. He had two grandson George and wife...
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Willie Ruth Edwards

February 28, 1935 - June 12, 2017

Willie Ruth Edwards was born February 28, 1935 to the late Vastine Ward and Ella Mae Hill in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She fell asleep in death on Monday, June 12, 2017 after a Lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Joe Gentry and Ray Cohew, 1 sister, Larissa Hill. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ely Edwards, Nieces, nephews and many friends. In...
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Della Marie King

June 28, 1925 - June 12, 2017

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Wilford L. Taylor

April 6, 1953 - June 12, 2017

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Charlotte Ware Haley

December 10, 1917 - June 12, 2017

Transitioned from this life on June 12, 2017, at age 99. She was born in Belton, Texas, December 10, 1917, to Samuel Denton Ware and Charlotte Marshall Ware. Three years later the family moved to north Oak Cliff, her lifetime home. Studying under the concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and practicing often 4 hours a day, she became a virtuoso violinist, was selected concertmaster of...
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Sharon Renae Rosales

September 18, 1959 - June 12, 2017

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Verna M. Adams

June 4, 1927 - June 12, 2017

Verna Mae Wells Adams born June 4, 1927 and died June 13, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Billy Joe Adams; her daughter, Annette Sue Adams; three sisters and one brother. She is survived by her daughter Janette Adams Sutton; son-in-law Jim Sutton; grandson, Chris Sutton and his wife, Amy Sutton,...
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Pamela S. Davis

August 25, 1960 - June 11, 2017

Pamela Shecharn Davis, was the only baby girl born on August 25, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, to Otha Davis and Wilma Eldridge.She attended and graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School in 1978. She enjoyed spending time with her brothers and family, listening to music, and fishing. She was the girliest tomboy you could ever meet. She always made sure her nails were done. She met her first love at...
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Calvin Bryant Carter

January 14, 1939 - June 11, 2017

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Elizabeth Lorene Thompson

February 6, 1930 - June 11, 2017

Elizabeth Lorene Thompson was a loving mother, loyal and caring wife and a strong Christian woman. She had a strong impact on everyone she met. Her faith in God and the church helped her overcome difficulties in her life while remaining true to her values. God truly blessed her and she now is with him in heaven.Living on a farm in her early years Lorene, her sister Vernell and her mother Clarene...
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Mildred E. Cornett

March 10, 1922 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Julia M. Uvalle

June 17, 1917 - June 9, 2017

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Loretta Ruth Hogan

November 6, 1938 - June 9, 2017

Age 78, long time resident of Dallas, TX passed away on Friday 06/09/2017. Loretta was born on 11/06/1938 in Dallas, TX, she worked many years as a waitress and a devoted Avon representative. She is predeceased by her parents and her husband, Marvin "Al" Hogan and son, Robert Hogan. She leaves behind her daughter Angela Collis; 3 step-children: David Hogan (Rebecca), Louise Johnson ...
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