Obituaries

Freddie David

Freddie David

Freddie David

Freddie Eugene David, of Forney, passed away on May 25, 2022 where he was met by his Savior and those who have gone before him. Freddie was born December 24, 1941 in Dallas, Texas, to C.J. and Ruby (Frank) David, both of whom preceded him in death along with his sister, Doris Dye and brother, CJ David.

Nayadean Kozelski

Nayadean Kozelski

Nayadean Kozelski passed away on April 5, 2022, at the age of 96, in Forney, Texas. She was born December 3, 1925, on Basket’s Ranch, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma to Stanley James Tilden Ridgway and Betty Birdsong, both preceded her in death. Her husband Richard Raymond Kozelski passed on February 5, 2017.

Evelyn C. Young Henderson

Evelyn C. Young Henderson

Evelyn C. Young Henderson

EVELYN C. YOUNG HENDERSON, born September 9, 1926, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 17th at 5:18 pm at the age of 95. She was born in Dallas, Texas. She moved to Winnsboro, Texas, at the age of six. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus Young and Maud Stanley Young, her husband Johnnie L. Henderson, her son Johnnie Jr., sister Madeline Young Leath and brother Joe Young. She is survived by her daughter, Jayne Huffman and husband Bruce, daughter-in-law Glenda Henderson, grandsons: Matthew Henderson and Wesley Albin Henderson and wife Stephanie, her granddaughter, Jessica Gardner and husband Reed, and her great-grandchildren: Ezra and Kennedy Gardner, and Kathryn Albin Henderson and soon-to-be Joshua Albin Henderson due in June.

Lynda Ruth Puckett

Lynda Ruth Puckett

Lynda Ruth Puckett

It is with heartbreaking sadness that I send the announcement of the passing of my beloved Momma Lynda Ruth Puckett. Lynda was born in Kerens, Texas on November 16th 1948 to Ellis Ellon Dickson and Mary Fannie Lassiter Dickson.

Eric Lee Davis

Eric Lee Davis

Eric Lee Davis

Eric Lee Davis was born in Midland, Texas, on December 15, 1969, to Martha and Richard Davis. He passed away on March 24, 2022 at the age of 52 surrounded by his loved ones in Dallas, Texas.

Phillip Henry “Hank” Green

Phillip Henry “Hank” Green

Phillip Henry “Hank” Green

Phillip Henry “Hank” Green passed away peacefully on March 6, 2022 at the age of 92. He was born on May 29, 1929, in Guthrie, Oklahoma and was the tenth of eleven children of PJ and Lillian (Young) Green. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary Jean Green (Dobbs), and son, Phil Green. Henry was a loving and caring son, father, uncle, grandfather (Granddad), and great grandfather. He will be missed greatly by family and friends whose lives he enriched.

Kathryn Ann Yingling

Kathryn Ann Yingling

Kathryn Ann Yingling

Kathryn Ann Yingling, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on Jan. 25, 2022 in Greenville with her devoted family at her side. Kathy was born on April 10, 1938 in Royse City to Edward and Willie Mae DeMasters, both of whom were there to greet her in Heaven along with her husband, Jack William Yingling.

Michael Henry Harris

Michael Henry Harris

Michael Henry Harris

Michael Henry Harris, longtime resident of Forney, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. He was born January 15, 1939, in Dallas to Henry Francis and Nada Amelia (Willingham) Harris. Michael grew up in the Dallas area and enlisted into the Texas National Guard on Feb. 22, 1956, right after his 17th birthday. During the initial 4 years of enlistment, he exhibited many skills in leadership and planning and attained the rank of Sergeant. Michael then completed Officer Candidate School in August 1960. He continued in faithful armed forces service for another 36 years, achieving the final rank of Brigadier General. During his meritorious service, Michael held numerous positions as an officer including Tank Platoon Leader, Battalion Officer in Communication, Electronics, Operations and Training, Brigade Intelligence and Operations, Brigade Commander and Executive Officer, Chief of Training for State Area Command (STARC) as well as Assistant Division Commander for both Support and Maneuver. Michael was also awarded several medals for his service to his country including the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Army Achievement Medal.

Peggy Martin Black

Peggy Martin Black

Peggy Martin Black

Peggy Martin Black, lovingly known as “Nanny” to so many who adored her, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2022. She was born in Terrell, TX on November 15, 1936 to W.C. Martin and Fairy Eldis Martin, both of whom preceded her in death along with her husband Wayne Black, Sr, brothers: Royce Dean Martin, Steve Martin, Randall Martin; sister, Betty Martin and great grandson, Kaisen Lyle Sparks along with several other close family members and friends. While her family greatly grieves, they are comforted with the knowledge that Peggy was swept up in a great big hug by all who have gone before her to Heaven!

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936, Forney, TX 75126
Physical Address: 201 W. Broad St., Forney, TX 75126
Phone: 972-564-3121
Fax: 972-552-3599