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Calvert, Mrs. Rebecca "Becky" Ann - Lindale  
Mrs. Rebecca "Becky" Ann Calvert, age 72, of Lindale, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at home, with her family by her side. Becky was born in Sulphur Springs on Jan. 30, 1943, to the late Morris Sheppard Bullock and Mary Ellen Green Bullock. She graduated from Pickton High School in 1961, attended East Texas State University, and The University of Southwestern Louisiana. She loved serving others, and was Sunday school teacher and musician in many churches. She was most recently a member of First Baptist Church of Lindale. Becky enjoyed painting, sewing, pottery and any form of art she could find. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Mr. Kenneth Mitchell Calvert, of Lindale; son and daughter-in-law, Glen Mark and Monica (Spiva) Calvert, of Mount Pleasant; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa (Calvert) and Jim Lilley, of Plano; brother and sister-in-law, Burke Morris and wife Sue (Driskell) Bullock, of Winnsboro; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren, Amanda LaRue Calvert and Christine Faith Calvert, of Mount Pleasant, Rachel Renea Lilley and Meagan Elizabeth Lilley, of Plano. Becky's family will receive friends on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Funeral services will be on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro with the Rev. David Welch and the Rev. Ronnie Stribble officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Cemetery in Hopkins County. David Goodson, J.T. Luper, Tom Koehler, Alan Bullock, Wayne Damon and Wayne Jones will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Encouragers Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Lindale Memorial Scholarship Fund; The Hospice of East Texas Foundation; or Baylor Healthcare System Foundation.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 30, 2015
Coleman, Dorothy Jean Braxton - Tyler  
Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Braxton Coleman are scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015, at noon at Ernest S. Sterling Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James E. Curtis officiating. Funeral services have been entrusted to Brooks Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors. Interment will be in Pine Springs Cemetery, Frankston. Public viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon, prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 30, 2015
Elrod, Carole Ann Heuvel - Brenham  
Carole Ann Heuvel Elrod was born Sept. 12, 1944, to Arthur Woodson Brown Sr. and Winnie Broadway Brown in Brenham. After her parents' divorce at an early age, her mom remarried and she was raised by her mom and John Heuvel in Premont, where she attended school. Carole went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 28, 2015, in Plano. Carole was preceded in death by her parents, Winnie and John Heuvel, Arthur Brown Sr.; brother, Dewey Tarkington; and sister, Patsy Hauck. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Winkler and husband Paul; son, John "Jay" Oglesby and wife Kristy; grandchildren, Mat-thew Winkler and wife Kelly, Joshua Winkler and wife Lana, and Colton Oglesby; a niece, Debbie Blackshear; and a nephew, Donnie Hauck. A memorial service to celebrate Carole's life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2001 Hunter St., Tyler. Carole requested that memorials be made to the SPCA of East Texas, P.O. Box 132899, Tyler, 75713.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 30, 2015
Hughes Stevenson, Wanda Elizabeth - Tyler  
Wanda Elizabeth Hughes Stevenson, of The Colony, passed away suddenly at the age of 51 on May 27, 2015, after being injured in an automobile accident. She was born in Tyler and attended John Tyler High School. She pursued a career in finance. She married her best friend of 32 years, Terri Shane Stevenson, of The Colony. She is also survived by her parents, Clifton and Joyce Hughes, of Bullard; her siblings, Gary Hughes and wife Teresa, of Tyler, Melissa Brod and husband Kent, of Bernardo; her stepson, Tommy Stevenson and wife Christina, of Mansfield; grandchildren, Tansy Longoria, of Lake Dallas, Candace, Desire and Samantha Stevenson, of Mansfield; followed by loved nieces, Colleen and Clarissa Hughes, Kaitlon Brod; and nephew, Kolton Brod. She was preceded in death by her only child, Cassy Elizabeth Batte'. A memorial service will be held on May 31, 2015, at 2 p.m. at The Christian Life Center at Flint Baptist Church, 11131 FM 2868, Flint, 75762. Any memorial contributions can be given to Flint Baptist Church in memory of her.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 30, 2015
McDowell Sr., James Gordon - Jacksonville  
Funeral services for James Gordon McDowell Sr., 68, of Jacksonville, are set for Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Fellowship Bible Church in Jacksonville. Mr. McDowell passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, in Tyler. He was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on July 17, 1946, to Wyatt and Florence McDowell. James graduated from Stephen F. Austin University; his post graduate work was in school administration. He was a marketing executive for Proctor & Gamble and was a past member of the Sharon Temple Shrine. He was an avid fisherman and a member of Fellowship Bible Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wyatt "Bud" McDowell; and a niece, Amanda McDowell. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Doris McDowell, of Jacksonville; son, Dr. Jamie McDowell and Jennifer, of Nashville, Tennessee; brother, Bill McDowell and Machelle, of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Mary Katherine McDowell and James Gordon McDowell III; and a nephew, Josh McDowell. A special thank you for the physicians and nurses at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Children's Burn Unit, 815 Market St., Galveston, 77550-2725; or Fellowship Baptist Church, 1817 E. Rusk, Jacksonville, 75766.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 30, 2015
Wright, Verble Dean - Whitehouse  
Services for Verble Dean Wright will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015, in Whitehouse Cemetery with the Rev. Sherman Mayfield officiating. Verble Dean Wright was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Van Zandt County to the late Virgil Percy Wright and Ellen Rowan Wright. He worked as a foreman in the manufacturing industry for many years. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Mason and a member of the VFW. Mr. Wright passed away at the age of 93 on May 28, 2015, in Whitehouse. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Wright; brothers, A.J. Wright and Clyde Wright; and sister, Dorothy "Baby Faye" Sheppard. Survivors include his three daughters, Shirley Black, of Whitehouse, Donna Kelly, of Troup, and Pam Jordan and husband Jeff, of Whitehouse; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 30, 2015

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"Sunny" Ethridge, Lucille G. - Tyler  
Funeral services for Lucille G. "Sunny" Ethridge, 84, of Tyler, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Carter and David Sutton officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside services will be Saturday in Glendale Cemetery at 3 p.m. with David Sutton officiating. Lloyd James Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Lucille passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Tyler. She was born on Oct. 12, 1930, in Olney to the late James and Loraine Lewis Greer. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Charles Robert Ethridge, of Tyler; daughters, Kathy Boyd and husband Ronnie, of Conroe, and Judy Richmond and husband Tim, of Bullard; sons, Bob Ethridge and wife Celia, of Tyler, and Mickey Ethridge and wife Cathy, of Houston; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Martha Ludwig, of Houston, and Betty Greer, of Montgomery. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Lee Greer Sr.; brothers-in-law, Joe Pat Ethridge and Leeroy Ludwig; and her sister-in-law, Peggy Ethridge. Pallbearers will be T.J. Richmond, Matthew Ethridge, John Hudson, Chris Garrison, James White, Blaine Bailey and Josh Petty. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colonial Hills Baptist Church (Fort Collins Missions), 7330 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, 75703.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 29, 2015
Arnold, Lillian George - Tyler  
Lillian George Arnold, 94, of Tyler, passed away on May 26, 2015. She devoted her life to loving and raising her family, serving her Lord, and enriching the lives of others with her zest for life. Lill was born on Oct. 3, 1920, to T.V. and Kathleen M. George in Petersburg, Tennessee. She graduated from Draughon Business School in Nashville, Tennessee. On May 30, 1946, she married Lawrence Walker Arnold in Fayetteville, Tennessee, and moved to Marshall to undertake a business opportunity in a Gulf Oil Distributorship. While in Marshall, she developed many lifelong friends. In 1965, the family moved to Manchester, Tennessee, as franchisees in the Holiday Inn industry. She served as the corporation secretary in these business ventures until returning to Marshall for retirement. After her husband's death, she moved to Tyler in 2003. Lill was a member of First Baptist Church of Marshall where she sang in the choir, participated in Bible studies, and was active in Christian Women's Club. She loved gardening, fishing and cooking with family and friends. As avid golfers, she and Larry were members of the Southern Seniors Golf Association and traveled extensively to play courses around the country. She is survived by her two daughters and their families, Madeline (John) Adcock, of Tyler, and Kathleen (Don) Huneycutt, of Jackson, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Daniel (Jessica) Adcock, of Potomac, Maryland; Stephen (Lauren) Adcock, of Benbrook; James Adcock, of Denver, Colorado; Andrew ( Courtney) Keim, of Louisville, Kentucky; Todd (Julie) Keim, of Jackson, Tennessee. She also has two stepgrandchildren, Roger (Frederique) Huneycutt, of Wichita, Kansas, and Leah (David) Meading, of Denver, Colorado; and six great-grandchildren, Sophie Adcock, Liam Adcock and Landon Adcock, Amita Keim, Tyler Jae Huneycutt, and also a blessing on the way. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler with Dr. Charles Dodson officiating. Visitation will follow the service. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Algoma Cemetery in Marshall under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home. The family wishes to express their appreciation to her dedicated caregivers at The Hamptons at Pine Forest, The Hospice of East Texas and Hamptons Plus Care. If desired, memorials may be sent to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701; or the charity of your choice.
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Brown, William Russell - Flint  
A humble servant of his country and of his Lord, William Russell Brown, 94, of Flint, went home to be with his heavenly Father, and his wife of 72 years, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Tyler, and a longtime member of the CIA Sunday School Class. Mr. Brown was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Owassa, Alabama. He served in the U.S. Army in both World War II and the Korean War and was very proud to be a veteran. Following his military service, Mr. Brown went to work for Western Geophysical Co. and retired in 1986 after working his way up from radar man to party manager. From his marriage to his high school sweetheart, Helen Gene Gibbons, in 1940, were born three daughters: Brenda Ayo, of Morgan City, Louisiana, Becky Brown, of Flint, and Martha Barbier (husband, Keith) of Katy. His extended family includes: grandson, Lane Ayo, of San Antonio; granddaughters, Lauren Barbier, of San Antonio, and Jessica Estes (husband, Drew) of Katy; and one great-grandson, Logan Estes, of Katy. The family is especially grateful to his caregiver, Frankie Rolling, for her personal and caring service. Mr. Brown was also predeceased by his brothers, Lester and Elton Brown, of McKenzie, Alabama, Clarence Brown, of Owassa, Alabama, and his parents, William Russell Brown and Katie Pearl Brown, of Owassa, Alabama. Visitation will be on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 9 a.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Tyler, with services following at 10 a.m. The Rev. Pike Wisner and The Rev. Bill Ballou will officiate. Burial will follow in the cemetery of Olive Branch Baptist Church, Owassa, Alabama. Arrangements are with Stewart Family Funeral Home. If ever a man should be told by his Lord, "well done my good and faithful servant," Mr. Brown would be that man. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and a blessing to all who knew him!
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 29, 2015
Crow, Elsie Martin - Tyler  
Services for Elsie Martin Crow, 91, of Tyler, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. May 30, 2015, in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerry Giles officiating. She will be laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. She passed away May 27, 2015, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Odell M. Crow; son, Johnny Crow; grandson, Mark Marcom; and brother, Howard Martin. Elsie was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Tyler to the late Fred and Lena Martin. She graduated from Tyler High School. Elsie was a member of The Amazing Couples Sunday School Class at St. Paul's United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. She worked for the Women's Building for more than 25 years. In 2004, Elsie was awarded an honorary Paul Harris Fellowship by the Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club, an honor she was extremely proud of. She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Lee and Peggy Marcom, both of Tyler; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Crow, Casey Crow, Dan Crow, Mike Mahan, Paul Lowry and Jerry Don Clancy. Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral service at the funeral home. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 215 S. Clayton Ave., Tyler, 75702; The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701; or the charity of one's choice.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 29, 2015
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