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

Carnellie G. Willingham

June 26, 1921 - September 27, 2016

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Wanda Lou Moss

May 9, 1939 - September 26, 2016

Wanda Lou Franklin Moss entered into eternity in the early morning of September 26, 2016. She was reunited in heaven with her grandparents, and beloved brother, Cecil B. Franklin. Wanda Lou Franklin was born on May 9, 1939, in Rusk, Texas, the oldest child of Willie Mae Barnes and Shelly Franklin. She was a bright and curious child and graduated with honors from Lincoln High School in Dallas,...
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Farrell Melvin Thornton

November 18, 1931 - September 26, 2016

Passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on September 26, 2016 at the age of 84. Survived by his daughter in law, Nira Thornton; grandchildren, Robert and Christy Thornton and Jennifer and Kenny Tyler ; great-grandchildren, Kayelynn, Brantley and Madalynn. Farrell is preceded in death by his parents, Kittie and Louie Thornton; wife, Betty Thornton; and son, David Thornton.
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Lana Jeanne Anderson

October 17, 1940 - September 25, 2016

Lana Jeanne Walker AndersonBorn October 17, 1940 in Dallas, TX and passed away September 25, 2016 in Waxahachie, TX. Preceded in death by her husband, Willard Anderson; father, Luke Allan Walker; mother, Charlyne Wingfield Walker; and brother-in-law, Dennis Seals. Survived by her sons, David Allan Hawkins of Garland; Damon Thomas Hawkins & wife Linda of Anadarko, OK.; six grandchildren,...
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Floyd Qualls

May 19, 1937 - September 24, 2016

Floyd "Red" Qualls is survived by his wife, Debra Qualls; son, Jerry Qualls; step-daughter, Frances Jude; grandson, Glen Jude, Jr. and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
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Yvonne J. Fuller

March 23, 1927 - September 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Norma Lovene Chandler

January 19, 1925 - September 21, 2016

Mrs. Norma Chandler 91 of Desoto passed away on Wednesday Sept. 21 at a local care center.The funeral will be Monday Sept. 26 at 12:00 Noon at Laurel Land Funeral Home, the Dr. Dan L. Griffin of Lancaster will be officiating. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.Mrs. Chandler was born in Temple, TX on Jan. 19, 1925 to Leo and Edna Pernitza. She was a member of First Baptist Lancaster.She...
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Evelyn Louise Whitfield

July 30, 1954 - September 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Monteger Rushing Ward

October 14, 1928 - September 17, 2016

Age 87, long time resident of Dallas passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2016. Born on October 14, 1928 in Mansfield, Texas to the parentage of Henry Cephus Rushing and Eloise (Gaddis) Rushing. She was a college graduate and a professional in the insurance industry until her retirement. Monty was a longtime member of Cliff Temple Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas. Monty’s favorite...
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Don L. Hicks

August 11, 1932 - September 16, 2016

Don L. Hicks, 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 16, 2016. He was born on August 11, 1932 in Marietta, OK to Delbert and Lucille Hicks. Don Hicks received his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian College. He was a Church of Christ minister for 30+ years. During his time in the ministry Don served the Lord God with complete devotion in various...
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Bobby J. Morris

November 28, 1944 - September 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Ella Mae GOODMAN

May 16, 1928 - September 15, 2016

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Dorothy Mae Alexander

December 2, 1925 - September 15, 2016

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Dorothy Mae Alexander

December 2, 1925 - September 15, 2016

Dorothy Mae Alexander was born to Cora Horton Roller and Herschel Roller in Cleveland, Oklahoma on December 2, 1925, and was raised in Rogersville Missouri. She was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 15, 2016, with her loving family at her side. It was in Los Angeles, California in 1945, during World War II, that she met and married Marine Staff Sergeant Clarence...
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Felipe N. Ortiz

September 21, 1917 - September 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Lester HARPER

April 6, 1916 - September 13, 2016

Age 100, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 13, 2016 in Dallas, Texas at Grace Presbyterian Village. Lester was born on April 6, 1916 in Peshtigo, Wisconsin to the parentage of Benjamin Harper and Ida (Wilke) Harper. He completed and graduated high school and learned to fly planes and obtained his pilot license. Later Lester became a flight instructor and later enlisted in United States...
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Vina Mae Ellis

September 3, 1959 - September 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Lorene Broaadnax

December 30, 1947 - September 12, 2016

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Stephen Paul CIGANEK

October 8, 1947 - September 11, 2016

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Stephen Paul CIGANEK

October 8, 1947 - September 11, 2016

Stephen (Steve) Ciganek, born the 8th of October, 1947, has passed away at his home in Glenn Heights, TX at the age of 68. Family and friends will gather at Laurel Land Funeral Home and Memorial Park for a graveside services at 10:00 AM on the 23rd day of September, 2016. Steve is survived by his two sons, Stephen Ciganek II and Timothy Ciganek; his step-sons, Joseph Thompson, Johnny Thompson,...
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Dennis Keith Scott

June 2, 1960 - September 10, 2016

Dennis Keith Scott was born on June 2, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, to the parentage of Lawanza and Clarence Scott. Dennis received his education from Lee College, having graduated and received an associate’s degree. He went on to serve his country proudly in the United States Navy, where he received several awards. He worked the grounds of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. He was...
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James Ray Sellars

October 23, 1962 - September 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Easter L. Jackson

July 31, 1930 - September 9, 2016

Easter Lee Jackson was born July 31, 1930 to the late Tom (Buster) Lee and Mattie Allen Lee in Doyline, Louisiana. Easter enjoyed a happy childhood at home with her siblings. She often had the responsibility of preparing all the meals for the entire family, beginning sun-up until sun­down. Maybe this is where she learned to do much with less because she had some marvelous dishes that she...
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Peggy T. Still

November 20, 1933 - September 9, 2016

Peggy Sue Tosh Still of Mansfield, Texas passed away on September 9, 2016. She was born November 20, 1933 to Chester and Hazel Tosh in Moody, Texas. She graduated from Dallas Adamson High School in 1952 and retired from LTV Corp in 1993. Mrs. Still was preceded in death by her parents, son David E. Frazier Jr. and husband Joseph Still. She is survived by her son and daughter in law Jeff &...
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Jacquelyn Barrett Sandoval

July 25, 1952 - September 9, 2016

Jacquelyn Barrett Sandoval (Jacki) was born July 25, 1952 in Dallas, Texas. She went home to be with the Lord on September 9, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her twin, Charles Herbert Barrett, Sister Gail Barrett Roden and Husband Billy, Niece Kristyn Summerlin and Husband Larry, Great Niece Emma Summerlin, Nephew Robert William Neilson and wife Piraon, Great Niece Allie Neilson...
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Billy Wayne Wilson

January 4, 1931 - September 8, 2016

Born January 4, 1931 in Lamesa, Texas to Robert and Drucilla Wilson. He stepped out of his “pick-up” truck and into “Glory”, September 8, 2016. He served his country on the Air National Guard for eight years, being honorably discharged in February of 1962. Billy was a life-long “trucker” for fifty years. He finally retired for good at the age of 70. He was a...
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Gary Brandon Seals

November 12, 1970 - September 8, 2016

Gary Brandon Seals was born November 12, 1970 in Dallas Texas to Gary Don and Georganne Seals. Gary and sister Stacy along with his parents made their home in Cedar hill beginning in 1971.It was in Cedar Hill that Gary formed some his first friendships that would last throughout his life. He enjoyed playing baseball, fishing, and spending time at the lake (or anywhere) with his family. But all...
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Earlean H. BRANTLEY

October 10, 1953 - September 8, 2016

The fruitful and productive life of Earlean Hooks Brantley came to a close on September 8, 2016 at her home in Dallas Texas. She was born October 10, 1953 in Ashdown, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Forest Hooks, Sr. and Estella Hooks, one brother, Lewis Rolfe, Sr., and one infant child died at birth, Frederick Douglas Brantley. She attended Unity High School in...
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Johnnie Lee Vaughn

March 3, 1934 - September 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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John Lee Kemp

August 2, 1943 - September 7, 2016

John L. Kemp was born on August 2, 1943, to the parentage of A.J. Kemp and Mattie B. Kemp, in Homer, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jennifer Kemp; and sibilings, A.J. Kemp, Jr., Lola Taylor, Katie Davis and Raleigh Kemp. John is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Adelheid Kemp; children, Paula Kemp Williams and John Kemp, Jr.; stepchildren, Tanja Ellis ,...
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Maria Guadalupe Lopez

February 5, 1933 - September 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Velma Fay Turner

August 1, 1927 - September 6, 2016

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Allen Prentice GARDNER

April 19, 1987 - September 5, 2016

On Monday September 5, 2016 Allen P. Gardner, 29, transitioned from his earthly tabernacle to his heavenly home with his Lord and Savior. Allen was born on April 19, 1987 to Angela Gladney and Allen Stokes, in Frankfurt, Germany. Allen was the oldest of four children. He received Christ and was baptized at an early age at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky. He graduated...
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Julio Lopez

January 26, 1970 - September 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Julio Lopez

January 26, 1970 - September 5, 2016

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Hilda Torres

November 13, 1969 - September 5, 2016

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N.A. Rowland

March 25, 1924 - September 5, 2016

N. A. Rowland, 92 passed away at his residence on Monday, September 5, 2016 in Dallas, TX. He was born March 25, 1924 in Stamps, Arkansas to Leslie and Eva Rowland. He was the youngest of four children. N. A. was a World War II Veteran, honorably discharged from the U. S. Army with a Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. N. A. married Ethzelda Jo Christofferson on November 21, 1950 and has two...
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Larry Brown

June 7, 1951 - September 5, 2016

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Bud Richard Fields

December 22, 1932 - September 5, 2016

On December 22, 1932, Bud Richard Fields was the 14th child of 15 born to Richard and Clora Fields in Gilmer, Texas. Richard attended public schools in Upshur County and graduated from Mt. Enterprise High School in 1951. After graduating high school, Richard enrolled in Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. His studies were interrupted when he was grafted into the United States Army during...
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Marcus Antonio Freeman

September 14, 1934 - September 4, 2016

Dr. Marcus Antonio Freeman, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, died September 4, 2016, at home. He was born September 14, 1934, in Smithville, Texas, to Pastor Marcus Antonio Lucas Freeman and Willie B. Wilburn Freeman. Marcus was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, under the leadership of Pastor Richie Butler. He graduated from Wheatley High School in San Antonio, Texas. Marcus...
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Hubert Lowe Mabry

November 10, 1939 - September 4, 2016

Hubert Lowe Mabry was born November 10, 1939, to the parentage of Hubert and Helen Mabry. He attended school in Dallas, Texas, at James Madison High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1967. He made his career at LTV, where he remained a faithful employee for 35 years until he retired in August of 2002. In December of 1967, he married the love of his life,...
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James Rex Goss

October 6, 1933 - September 4, 2016

The family of James Rex Goss, with great sorrow announce his passing on September 4, 2016 following a brief illness.Rex was born in Tyler, Texas October 6th, 1933.Rex is survived by his loving wife Christine Goss and his two daughters Tracie and Kim. He is also survived by his two sisters Patricia White and Barbara Freeman including numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.His loving kindness and...
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Patricia Ruth Jones

August 17, 1929 - September 4, 2016

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Mary Lee KNIGHT

April 27, 1929 - September 3, 2016

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William Monroe Maxwell

November 12, 1926 - September 3, 2016

Age 89, long time resident of Irving, Texas passed away on Saturday September 3, 2016 in Irving. Bill was born in Van Zandt County, Texas on November 12, 1926. Bill was a WW II veteran in the US Army and he worked several years as a scheduling clerk for Harvester International until his retirement. Bill was a active member of the Dallas Scottish Rite Freemasonry and the Grand Lodge of Texas...
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Ella M. Hargest

October 31, 1929 - September 1, 2016

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Ella Pettigrew Hargest

October 31, 1929 - September 1, 2016

Mrs. Ella Mae Pettigrew Hargest was born October 31, 1929, in Tyler, Texas, to the union of Eldis Pettigrew and Celesta Rowe; and to this union four children were born. She attended Emmett Scott High School and Butler College. Ella found the love of her life, Mr. Duran E. Hargest, and to this union three children were born. She worked for years as a cook in the Dallas Independent School District...
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Charles Ross SENTER

May 19, 1930 - September 1, 2016

Age 86, life-long Dallas resident was promoted on September 1, 2016. He was a graduate of Crozier Tech High School and North Texas State University and he received his Masters from SMU. Charles was a 4 year veteran of the US Navy and worked many years for the U.S Customs until retirement. Charles and his wife, Nancy were founding members of the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church of Dallas....
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Betty Lou Diamond

September 24, 1926 - September 1, 2016

Betty Lou Diamond left Home on The Other Side and was born in to this World September 24, 1926. She returned Home to join her Husband Marion Diamond, Father Harry Handley, Mother Rose Handley, Sister May Bass, Brothers Jimmie Handley, Ellis Handley, Gene Handley September 1st 2016. She was survived on this side by Daughter Alice McCann, Son Thomas Diamond, Grandchildren Delaina White, Glenda Head...
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Sharon Lee Cruze Lara

May 15, 1932 - August 30, 2016

Sharon Lee Lara was born May 15, 1932 in Sevierville County, Tennessee. Sharon and her family came to Dallas in 1947 and made their home in the Oak Cliff area. Sharon married John Lara in 1956 and traveled with John as a military wife. They returned to the Oak Cliff area in May of 1975 and began there life together in Dallas. Sharon passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on...
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Mary Lois POSEY

October 30, 1938 - August 30, 2016

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Mildred Josephine Meazle

September 7, 1930 - August 29, 2016

Mildred Josephine Meazle, 85, of Mesquite Texas, earned her angel wings on August 29, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Mildred Josephine Meazle was born in Central City, Kentucky, on September 7, 1930. Mildred Josephine Meazle was married to Davis Ray Meazle on October 4, 1947; they were married for over 31 years. Mildred Josephine Meazle worked as a homemaker 68 years. She enjoyed cooking...
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Fred G. Rojo

December 24, 1948 - August 29, 2016

Fred Rojo, Jr., age 67, was born December 24, 1948, in Dallas, TX. Mr. Rojo was a lifetime resident of Dallas, TX. He passed away on August 29, 2016. He is survived by his sons, Raphael and Joe Edward; daughter, Vanessa Evett; siblings Jimmy Ray Rojo, Dottie Rojo and Elizabeth Rojo Ramirez; twelve grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Rojo, and...
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Joann Cortez

December 6, 1941 - August 28, 2016

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Lindsay Nicole Lash

November 22, 1981 - August 27, 2016

Lash, Lindsay Nicole, 34, better known as Fun Aunt Lindsay, Lou Lou, Lindz, Lynn, Lindzoid, or Shark Bait of Dallas, Texas died August 27, 2016 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Lindsay left behind a 20-foot moving truck full of stuff from three different locations that her brother, sisters and cousins have no idea what to do with. Famous for her habitual presence at local malls...
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Verda Pearl Hudson

March 8, 1928 - August 27, 2016

Verda Pearl Hudson, 85, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Bridgeport, TX. She was born on March 8, 1931 in Cross Plains, TX, and married Walter Hudson on May 15, 1948 in Goree, TX. Pearl lived an adventurous and active life; her passions included horses, water skiing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She took up snow skiing at the tender age of 68, and obtained her...
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Lydia Kaye Allen

July 17, 1953 - August 26, 2016

Lydia Kaye Crouch Allen, 63, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 26, 2016, in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on August 31, 2016 at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 12 PM on September 1, 2016 at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6000 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Cemetery. Pastor, Bobby E....
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Barbara Elvira Brown

April 24, 1948 - August 25, 2016

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Margarett Eugene Fuller

September 5, 1944 - August 24, 2016

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Janice Kay Shanks

September 20, 1941 - August 24, 2016

Janice Kay Ingram ShanksSept. 20, 1941 – Aug. 24, 2016Janice Kay Ingram Shanks, 74, of Dallas, TX, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 24, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the Truett Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Janice was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 20, 1941, to Chester R. and Edna Mae Stanley Ingram....
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Johnnie Mae Jackson

October 22, 1935 - August 21, 2016

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John Ross Tappan

March 30, 1948 - August 21, 2016

John Ross Tappan was born March 30, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. For the last 40 years, he indulged in his passion – drag racing – a sport he loved. He was the first driver for Time Warp Racing where he drove all 3 of their cars. He always qualified and won his last round of racing. John passed away on August 21, 2016 in...
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Annette Annette Glenn

August 12, 1944 - August 18, 2016

Julia Annette “Annie” Glenn passed away on August 18, 2016, after a long battle with lung cancer and is now celebrating in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ. She was 72 years old.Annie is survived by her husband, Charles Lobaugh of Ferris, Texas; son David Glenn and his wife Sharon of Ennis, Texas; daughter Sussie Champaign and her husband Steve of Ferris, Texas, and son Jerry Glenn...
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Zenobia Walker

September 12, 1948 - August 17, 2016

Zenobia (Connie) Walker age 67, passed away on August 17, 2016 in Athens, Texas. Connie was born in Dallas, Texas on September 12, 1948 to the parents of Helen Jean Oliver and J.B. Richards. Connie attended Lincoln High School in Dallas, where she had to drop out of school to take care of her only child, after near death experience with double pneumonia. Later Connie went on in life and...
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Bobby Austin Williams

July 2, 1937 - August 16, 2016

Was born July 2, 1937 in Thornton, Texas and he passed away August 16, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. He served in the National Guard and retired from Office Machines, Inc formerly known as Remco Office Machines. Bobby was a past Deacon at his church Duncanville Church of Christ and a member of the VFW Auxiliary Duncanville Chapter. He is preceded in death by his parents Sylvia and Willie Williams,...
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Bobby Austin Williams

July 2, 1937 - August 16, 2016

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James B. Tindall

June 2, 1922 - August 14, 2016

James B. Tindall (Jimmie), 94, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, after a lengthy illness. Jimmie was a member of First Christian Church of Lancaster. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Jimmie loved to travel, visiting most of the 50 states as well as foreign travel to New Zealand and Egypt She is preceded in death by husband Eddie Tindall. She is survived by her son,...
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Pervis Leo Brown

March 4, 1922 - August 14, 2016

Pervis Leo Brown, “PaPa,” died peacefully in hospice care on August 14, 2016, in Arlington Memorial Hospital at the age of 94.Pervis is survived by daughter Thelia and her husband James Chaffin; grandsons David Chaffin (and wife Ginger) and Kevin Chaffin of Dallas, and Michael Chaffin (and wife Tina) of San Francisco; great-grandchildren Bailey, Summer, Dawson, Paige, and Conner;...
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Lionell William PIPKIN

January 28, 1934 - August 13, 2016

Lionell William Pipkin was born January 28, 1934 to Lorenzo and Annie Pipkin in Beaumont, Tx. He was the younger of two sons born to this union. He attended elementary and secondary school in Beaumont, Tx and graduated from Hebert High School in 1951. He grew up in Pear Orchard, a small community in Beaumont that helped nurture and develop his humorous, loving, and giving spirit. After completing...
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Edwin Wayne Roy

August 12, 1951 - August 13, 2016

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Willie Joe McAbee

June 28, 1932 - August 13, 2016

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Betty Jo Gallaher

August 25, 1934 - August 13, 2016

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Edna Mae Collier

December 20, 1948 - August 12, 2016

After sixty-seven years of sharing her life with us on this side of glory, Edna Mae Collier fell asleep into the peaceful arms of our Heavenly Father, Friday, August 12, 2016. Our beloved and loving Edna Mae Collier, was born to the parentage of the late Arthur Lee Johnson and Fern Ester Johnson. She was born and raised in Tollette, Arkansas, and later relocated to Nashville. Edna was the eldest...
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Thomas Y. GARCIA

April 20, 1944 - August 12, 2016

Thomas Y. Garcia, age 72 passed away on Friday August 12, 2016 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Thomas was born in Pharr, Texas on April 22, 1944 to the late Thomas Garcia and Elia Ybenas Herrera. He met and married Elena Garcia and were blessed with (1) son and (3) daughters. Thomas was very gifted with his hands and was a skilled carpenter by trade until he retired. Thomas loved his...
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Louis Lawrence LOPEZ

December 27, 1946 - August 12, 2016

Louis Lawrence Lopez passed away on August 12, 2016 at the age of 69. He is preceded in death by his niece Sonja Ayala-Byrum, Sister Carrie Lopez-Cardenas, father Ignacio C. Lopez and Brother, Raymond Lopez. He is survived by his wife, Viola Lopez, son, Phillip Lopez and wife Danielle, daughter, Roxanne Rousseau and husband Keith. His mother, Evelyn Lopez, sisters, Theresa Hill and husband, Roger...
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William Thomas White

August 10, 1924 - August 12, 2016

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William Thomas White

August 10, 1924 - August 12, 2016

William passed away at age 92 in Cedar Hill, Texas from an aggressive cancer. William was preceded in death by his father Carter B. White, Sr., mother Eurie White, his first wife Annalee Johnson White, brother Carter B. White, Jr. and his second wife Myra Kirby White. William is survived by his son William T. White, Jr. and wife Beverly White of Jackson, TN., stepdaughter Kay Kirby Balthrop...
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John Henry HARRISON

March 23, 1931 - August 11, 2016

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Erma Lee Lewis

March 1, 1922 - August 10, 2016

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John Hubert Foster Lynn

February 24, 1944 - August 9, 2016

A Time to be Born: On February 24, 1944, Bobbie and Sammie Lynn welcomed a happy baby boy into the family. He was very special, because he was the last child of nine children born to this union. To his family and friends, he was affectionately known as “Boo”. To others he was sometimes called “Blue”. A Time to Learn: For the first years of his education, he attended Zion...
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Marlyn Mitchell

August 8, 1940 - August 9, 2016

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Scotty Dewyane Brimer

May 10, 1942 - August 9, 2016

Scotty Brimer, a Mesquite resident, died at age 74 on August 9, 2016. Scotty was born on May 10, 1942 in Emory Texas to Onie and Lois (Yancey) Brimer. He was a very talented person in the financial world. He started working in the local Five and Dime store as a sales clerk during his High School years. After graduation he went to work for Republic National Bank, working his way up the ladder to...
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Bruce Andrew Awalt

October 16, 1945 - August 8, 2016

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Sunshine Voncille SKEINS

June 16, 1920 - August 8, 2016

Mrs. Sunshine Voncille (Butler) Skeins made her transition from earth to Glory on Monday August 8, 2016 at Charlton Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was born in Tyler, Texas on June 16, 1920 to the parentage of the late Mr. Daniel Butler and Mrs. Arie (Lacy) Butler. Sunshine received her formal education from the Tyler Independent School District and later obtained her Bachelor...
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Alfred Lloyd Tennison

October 6, 1922 - August 8, 2016

Mr. Alfred Lloyd Tennison, Sr. was born on October 6, 1922 in Lindale, Texas to the parentage of the later Mr. Richard & Luella Tennison. Alfred attended public school in Lindale, Texas. Later in life Alfred enlisted in the United States Army and was deployed to serve his county in World War II. In August 1964, he met and married the love of his life, the late Mrs. Gladys Ruth Gardner...
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Latisha Veola Taulton

December 2, 1988 - August 6, 2016

Latisha V. Taulton was born on December 2, 1988, to the union of Maurice Taulton and Teresa Bolton. Latisha was the proud mother of two children, Zaria and Ayden Taulton. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Zaria; her mother, Teresa; and her brother, Quinton Taulton. Latisha attended Texas Can Academy, where she completed her high school education. She leaves to cherish her memory: her...
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Bobby Joe Brantley

April 3, 1943 - August 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Vicki Denise Caldwell

April 5, 1958 - August 5, 2016

Vicki Denise Caldwell was born on April 5, 1958, in Dallas, Texas, to the parentage of the late Hobert Hornage and Jo L. Caldwell. She attended school in the Dallas Independent School District and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School. She accepted Christ at an early age, and she later joined New Birth Baptist Church, where she remained a member until her death. Vicki was employed as a legal...
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Dorothy Oldacre

June 9, 1936 - August 2, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Teague Oldacre passed away on Tuesday August 2, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Elijah W. Teague and Alice Reynolds born on June 9, 1936 in Belle Mina, Alabama. She confessed her hope in Christ at an early age and was baptized in the fellowship of the CME Presbyterian Church of Cedar Lake, Alabama. Later in her journey, she met and married the late Mr....
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Nancy Dyas-Brown

July 16, 1964 - August 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Tomy Isringhouse

February 8, 1943 - August 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Opal W. Jones

September 8, 1923 - July 31, 2016

Reflections on Her LegacyOpal Williams Jones was the second of four children born to Willie Odell and Corine Laverne Moore Williams, was born September 8, 1923 in Jefferson, Texas. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Dallas, TX, in May, 1940 and was one of the class speakers. Later, she graduated from Phillips Business College in Dallas, Texas.On May 16, 1942, Opal married Johnie...
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Golda Emanis Punkoney

January 28, 1916 - July 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Creola Maedell Taylor

August 2, 1928 - July 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Robert Rodriguez

March 9, 1962 - July 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Joy Juanita Herrin

August 22, 1928 - July 28, 2016

“Nita,” age 87, of Cedar Hill, TX passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016. Services will be Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:00pm at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Dallas. There will be no graveside service. Open visitation, will be Friday, August 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Laurel Land. Nita was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Arcie Neal Herrin, Jr. in 2011.
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Merquiades Decena

December 10, 1927 - July 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Laurel Land Mem Park - Dallas, Dallas, TX.
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Ethylene Ruth Sanders

February 13, 1923 - July 27, 2016

Eulogy for Ethylene Ruth “Snooky” Eckert SandersBorn February 13, 1923 in Clifton Texas to Oscar and Ethel Ott Eckert. Devoted wife to Tom Douglas Sanders since March 23, 1946 until his death on January 13, 1981. She lived in Dallas Texas the remainder of her life primarily in Oak Cliff.Loving Mother to Sandra Kay Sanders Rawlings and Rebecca Ann Sanders Adams.Survived by her...
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Janet V. Calico

October 5, 1950 - July 26, 2016

Janet Varon Calico was born to the union of Fred Calico and Margie Lee Pinkard Calico on October 5, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She was the oldest of 14 grandchildren, and was the "hostess" for many family events. Janet was a product of the Dallas Independent School District. She attended Lincoln High School and was a Majorette in the Lincoln High School Marching Band. Janet was presented to...
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David Lee Wall

February 17, 1943 - July 25, 2016

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