Obituaries

Thu
17
Aug

Elmo Taber

Elmo Taber

1930-2017

Elmo Carl Taber, 87, of East Tawakoni Community, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services with full military honors were held on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan with Chaplain David Badders officiating. Interment followed at Lynch Cemetery.

He was born May 3, 1930 in Stillwell, Okla. He is the son of the late Truman Taber and Arizona Harper Taber. He was raised and attended school in Watts, Okla.

Wed
09
Aug

Clarence Orbin Watson Jr.

Clarence Orbin Watson Jr.

1931-2017

Funeral services for Clarence Orbin Watson Jr., 86, of Quinlan, were held Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Quinlan Church of Christ with Mr. Shawn Paden officiating. Burial followed in Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Mr. Watson passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Legend Health Care.

He was born April 13, 1931, in Caddo Mills to Clarence Orbin Watson Sr. and Jewel Thomason. He married Helen Addieline Doty Nov. 7, 1950, in Hunt County. He worked for Quinlan I.S.D. in Bus Maintenance and was a member of Quinlan Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Joyce Hancock, Ella Clark and Imogene Saizon.

Wed
09
Aug

Anna Bea Hilton

Anna Bea Hilton

1935-2017

Services for Anna Bea Hilton, 82, of Quinlan, were held Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Quinlan Funeral Home with Denny Hilton officiating. Burial followed at Quinlan IOOF Cemetery.

Mrs. Hilton passed away Aug. 5, 2017, in Rockwall.

Wed
26
Jul

Danny Joe Stout

Danny Joe Stout

1949-2017

Danny Joe Stout, 67, of Quinlan, went home to be with Jesus July 19, 2017. Funeral services were held Monday, July 24, 2017, at Ingram Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Hailes officiating. Burial with military honors was held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at DFW National Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 28, 1949, in Dallas to Troy and Margie Polk Stout. He graduated from Mesquite High School in 1967. As a high school student he was part of the Skeeter Guard and developed friendships that lasted his entire lifetime. He attended Eastfield College where he majored in computer and software engineering. He married his high school sweetheart, Amy McKay Harper, May 1, 1969.

Wed
26
Jul

Bobby Gene Hickey

Bobby Gene Hickey

1956-2017

Memorial services for Bobby Gene Hickey Jr., 61, of Wills Point, were held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Forest Nichols officiating. Mr. Hickey passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Dallas.

Wed
12
Jul

Johnnie DeMar

Johnnie DeMar

1935-2017

Memorial services for Johnnie DeMar, 81, of West Tawakoni, will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Quinlan Funeral Home. She passed away June 12, 2017, at home with her family by her side.

She was born on Oct. 7, 1935, in Adair County, Ky. to Chester A. Gowen and Mary Ruby Brummett Gowen.

She will be remembered for her support for her community and inspiration to start the West Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department. She was patriotic and involved with the West Tawakoni VFW, American Legion, and any benefit that they had by working and giving monetary support.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond DeMar; her parents, Chester A. and Mary Ruby Gowen; her children, Nanette LaDonna DeMar, Doreen Rae Detmar, and William Robert DeMar; three brothers, Kenneth Gowen, Pete Gowen, and Richie Gowen.

Wed
05
Jul

Lloyd Lancaster

Lloyd Lancaster

1938-2017

Funeral services for Lloyd Lancaster, 78, of Quinlan, were held Saturday, July 1, with Pastor David Hammond and Donald Wilhite officiating under the direction of Quinlan Funeral Home. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery in Quinlan. Mr. Lancaster passed away June 28, 2017, in Rowlett.

He was born July 3, 1938, in Wills Point to Brad and Maude Lee Simpson Lancaster. He attended CrossPoint Family Church in Quinlan.

He is preceded in his death by his wife, Caroline Lancaster; parents, Brad and Maude Lancaster; six brothers; and three sisters.

The family members who are cherishing the memories of Lloyd’s life are his two daughters, Toni Hix and her husband, Royce and Michelle Fuller and her husband, Josh; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Wed
05
Jul

Howard Thomas Coe

Howard Thomas Coe

1930-2017

Funeral services for Howard Thomas Coe, 87, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Bro. Ken Hackney officiating. Interment will follow at Dunbar Cemetery near Emory. He passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Kaufman.

He was born March 10, 1930, in Kosoma, Okla. to J. A. and Maggie Coe. He was raised in Oklahoma and later moved to Dallas. He married Mary Frances Forbis May 30, 1959, in Kilgore. He was formerly employed by Dallas Aeromotor and later was a self-employed barber in Dallas. He retired in 1995. He lived in Dallas before moving to Wills Point in 1968. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He was a member of The Baptist Men and Chapel of the Lake.

Wed
28
Jun

Gerald Russell Nunnenkamp

Gerald Russell Nunnenkamp

1951-2017

Gerald Russell Nunnenkamp, 65, West Tawakoni, passed away June 20, 2017, at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas while awaiting a heart transplant. He was born August 4, 1951, in Des Moines, Iowa to George Nunnenkamp and Grace Garrison.

He loved going to car races and shows, traveling, music, playing guitar, spending time with family and friends and his corvette. He worked for Raytheon-E-Systems. After he became disabled, he worked part time for Quinlan AutoZone. He made a new friend everywhere he went.

He was preceded in death by parents, George and Pruda Nunnenkamp; inlaws, Julius and Lydia Konikow, Jason Konikow, Karen Norwood; and half-sister, Mary Susan Garrison.

Wed
28
Jun

Dennis Ray Hightower

Dennis Ray Hightower

1940-2017

Funeral services for Dennis Ray Hightower, 76, Terrell, were held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Goggans Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Hightower passed away June 18, 2017, in Poetry.

He was born September 28, 1940, in Hunt County to Harry Lovelace and Mary Emma Hightower. He grew up living and loving the simple country life of hunting, fishing and farming. He played a major role in whitetail deer being brought to the area in the late ‘70s. He later became a Texas Deputy Game Warden along with his cousin, Bud Dennis, to protect and preserve the wildlife for future generations. He worked as a bootmaker, in the aluminum industry and commercial farming.

He owned concession stands, an arcade, a café and he also had a vending route, but his greatest passion was his cattle. He loved to work and be busy. His body did not contain a lazy bone.

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