Jess Ennis Moore passed away suddenly at his home in Forney on December 10, at the age of 69. He was born in Columbus, GA, on January 2, 1951.
Andrea Margaret Edwards of Heartland, TX died on November 30, 2020 at the age of 76, but her larger-than-life persona, infectious laugh and positive spirit will never be forgotten.
On Sunday, December 6, 2020, Jeremy William Morgan went to be with the Lord at the age of 44. Jeremy was born on June 5, 1976 in West Memphis, Arkansas, to William and Thelma (Young) Morgan. He spent his early years in Arkansas, and then was raised in Waxahachie, Texas. He played on the State Champion football team in 1992, and graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1994. On July 12, 1997, he married Teri Susanne Butler. At Southern Methodist University, Jeremy was a four-year letterman and graduated with honors in 1998. He and Teri raised three children, Addie, William, and Hannah in Waxahachie, and Jeremy coached little league, baseball, softball, and basketball for his children and countless other young ones. After many years in the business world, Jeremy chose to step back and pursue the Lord’s calling on his life to be a high school football coach and teacher. He taught and coached at Waxahachie High School from 2016 to 2018, and began at Forney High School in the fall of 2018.
Shelia Frey, 68, of Forney, Texas, passed away on December 1, 2020, in Forney, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Evelyn Graham, her daughter Stacey Frey, and her son, Steven Frey.
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.