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.
Brown, June Lilian, age 79, of Forney, Texas passed away on July 19, 2020. She was born on June 29, 1941 in Coventry, England. She married the love of her life of 30 years, James Brown on June 9, 1990. She was a faithful and active member of Mesquite Bible Church in Mesquite, Texas since 1997.
Jimmy Eugene Beavers, 77, of Kemp passed away July 5, 2020. He was born in Terrell, Texas on October 1, 1942 to Mildred Brockway Beavers Graham and Earl L. Beavers. He attended Terrell ISD until his senior year when his family moved to Dallas, and he graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1962. There Jimmy met his future wife and lifelong companion, Fay. They married June 22, 1963.
Sally (Evans) Mitchell, age 84, and lifetime resident of Forney, Texas, passed away on June 18, 2020. She was born July 14, 1935, in Dallas, Texas, to Buster McGlon and Easter (Neely) McGlon.
Wanell M. Thomas, age 86, of Coleman, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Holiday Hill Nursing Home.
Susan Roberta Thomas was born January 17, 1945 in Racine, Wisconsin to Dorothy Mae Sanders and Carl Robert Harmel. Growing up, she was a passionate barrel racer and advocate for animals, often adopting and bathing stray pets. She graduated Troy High School in 1963 where she was voted Prom Queen by her classmates.
Graveside services for Wayne Rush, 64, of Forney were held 10:00 AM Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Rush was born December 19, 1955 in Dallas, Texas to the late Joel Elmer and Minnie Deloris (Lyon) Rush and passed away June 9, 2020 in Richardson.
Marie (affectionately known as “Toots”) was born on April 13, 1932, on Mackinac Island, Michigan, to Beatrice (Chapman) and John McGulpin. Her maternal grandparents were Edouige (St. John) and James Chapman and her paternal grandparents were Lena (Chapman) and Selew McGulpin, all of whom were original settlers of Mackinac Island. Growing up on the island, she lied about her age, at 13, so she could start working at the restaurants in the summertime. In the winter, she went to school, ice skating, bob sledding and tobogganing and she loved to sing in the church choir. At Christmas time, Marie always remembered the snow being so beautiful because there were no cars so it never got dirty. They heated their home with a big stove in the living room that used coal and, every Saturday, they had to wash the curtains and the walls because of the soot from the smoke. She lived in a 9 bedroom house that her family rented rooms to others for $3 a week and it only had 1 bathroom. Her transportation was a sleigh with sled dogs that she had to hook up to go anywhere. The dogs stayed outside all winter and would dig a hole to stay warm. Marie also had the job of “Bringing in the Ice,” which was going out on the lake and cutting BIG chunks of ice to be brought back, put in the ice house on the docks and that’s what they would use for ice in the summer.
Bryan Allan Skaggs, age 58, of Forney, TX, passed away May 18, 2020 at his home. He was born August 7, 1961 in Shawnee, OK to Toby Jackson Skaggs and Nelda Jo Allan Skaggs.
Barbara L. (Pollock) Read, age 81, of Forney, TX, passed away at home on April 25, 2020. She was born in Corsicana, TX on September 5, 1938, to Robert Paul Pollock and Elizabeth “Ann” (Wallin) Pollock.
Jim was born on December 19, 1935 in Postelle, Arkansas and lived in Alton, MO. He graduated as Salutatorian of Moro High School in Moro, Arkansas. He also enlisted in the Army in 1955 and spent 3 years serving our country.
Kelli Doll Holliman, 45, of Forney passed away on April 19, 2020 at her home.