Edward D. Berg, “Dewayne” passed away at age 85 on Saturday, Nov. 28th after a one year battle with dementia. Born January 22, 1935 in Guymon, OK, he was the son of Albert Edward Berg and Ruth Pauline Smith. The grandson of immigrant Norwegians, Dewayne grew up in a large, hard working family of farmers and laborers. He was especially close to his Norwegian grandmother, Olga Eline Meinhart Berg. The family was musical and close knit.
Steven Allen Jones, “Steve,” age 60, of Seagoville, Texas, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by three daughters: Katie McCann (Kevin), Jenny Wilcox (Tolby), and Lauren Jones; 6 grandchildren: Natalie, Matthew, Beau, Waylon, Peyton, and Mila; mother, Joyce Jones, and sister, Laura Vanloh (Dale). Steve was preceded in death by his father, Allen Jones.
Mr. Dakota Pardue, 25, of Henderson, formerly of Royse City, passed away on Nov. 22, 2020 when a truck entered his lane of traffic causing a head on collision. He was born June 29, 1995 in Hot Springs, AR and graduated from Rockwall-Heath High School, class of 2014.
Carlos passed away peacefully at Clements Hospital in Dallas, Texas, after a two year battle with cancer. He was a man of so many passions, no one really knew what he would do next. Between his love of Realtree camo, despite never having an interest in hunting, to his strange obsession with banana pudding, he kept everyone around him on their toes. Even after his death, his family was unable to post to his Facebook page because he had landed himself in Facebook jail from his love of sharing too many political memes.
Robert (Bob) Livingston Medlin was born January 2, 1943, in Amarillo, Texas, the only child of Robert Lee and Mary Ellen Isreal Medlin. He died November 20,2020. He was raised on a farm east of Amarillo and attended school in Panhandle, Texas, where he excelled in sports, especially football, playing on the varsity team while still in Middle School and serving as captain his senior year. Robert was also active in student government as senior class president, voted Senior Class Favorite, and Mr. Panhandle High School. He was a member in Future Farmers of America, attaining his Lone Star Farmer degree.
Susan Carol Ray Rauh, of Forney, passed away on November 12, 2020 at her home. Susan was born Jan. 31, 1953 in Lake Charles, LA to T.J. and Ruby (Brown) Ray, both of whom preceded her in death along with her grandparents, William and Bertie Mae Brown and Lonnie and Melissa Ray and her husband, George “Gene” Rauh, Jr.
Robert Ses Haynes departed this earth on October 30, 2020 to join his Savior Jesus Christ, his beloved wife Virginia Joy, and a multitude of friends and family in God’s Kingdom. Robert, or Bob as he was known, was born in Tyler, Texas in 1931 to Louise Preston and Joseph Brice Haynes, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by wife Virginia Joy Barnes Haynes, sister Elizabeth Ann Haynes Workman, and brothers Joe Preston Haynes and Charles Thomas Haynes. He is survived by son Dr. R. Michael Haynes and wife Wendy Joyce of Stephenville, TX; daughter Virginia Joy Haynes Brooks and husband Phillip of Denton, TX; family member Rosemary Holmes of Forney, TX; cousin Pamela Haynes Steakley Bouche of Waco, TX; granddaughter Virginia Danielle Haynes of Rockwall, TX; grandson Noah Thomas Brooks of Denton, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other cousins. Those of us who knew Bob believed it would be appropriate to prioritize his life in this fashion: devout Christian; faithful husband; loving father and grandfather; proud United States Marine; and dedicated Master Mason.
Robert Eugene New was born April 9, 1951 in Enid, OK to Robert & Lucille New. He passed away October 15, 2020 in Dallas, TX at his home. Robert, or Bobby, as those who knew him well loved to call him, was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lucille, his grandson Payton Zane Fly and his brother-in-law Calvin Melvin. He is survived by his daughters, Shadlynn Chapman of Oklahoma City and Jennifer Reser and her husband Mark of Oklahoma City, his 4 grandchildren, Riley Fly of Edmond, OK, Haley Chapman of Craig, CO, Wesley Reser and Isaac Reser of Oklahoma City, OK and his sisters, Diane Melvin and her husband Jesse of Forney, TX, Pat Melvin of Forney, TX and Judy Walters and her husband Jerry of Cedar Hill, TX, and a great many nieces and nephews.
Peggy Marie Newton, age 87 of Forney passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020. She was born June 22, 1933 in Forney, Texas to Fowler Oba Roberson and Faye Jones Roberson. She married Darrell Porter Newton on June 4, 1954.
Thomas Henderson grew up in Kaufman, Texas, with plans to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Shortly after he began paramedic school, Texas changed the minimum age requirement for EMTs to 20 years old, which left a gap in Thomas’s plan. Rather than sit idly by and wait for the next opportunity, Henderson took matters into his own hands, joining the U.S. Navy in July 2008.
Ronald Dean Boyd was born on June 27, 1955, in Dallas, Texas, to James and LaVerne Boyd. He passed away suddenly on October 17, 2020, in Forney, Texas.
Mrs. Joyce Richter of Forney, TX, passed away at her home on Thursday, October 8, 2020. She was born on May 30, 1929, in Robstown, TX to the late Roy Anderson and Lillian Curtis Anderson.
Billy Joe Montgomery, age 87 passed away, Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Everett “Leon” Jones, of Forney, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born January 22, 1933 in Liberty Grove, Texas to the late Everett C. and Etta Lois Dove Jones. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Earnest Mc-Claughry, J.C. Jones, Troy Jones, Fayne Jones and Billy Gene Jones, sisters: Marie Lindsey, Inez Massey and Evelyn Costa.
Eric Oden Austin passed from this life into eternal life Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 11:54pm with his family surrounding him. Eric was born on March 18, 2005 in Longview, TX. Eric was raised in Tatum, TX with his twin brother Ethan Austin and his sisters Tami, Jamie and Lois Austin by their parents James and Kimberly Austin.