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Dr. Hans Dennis David Peterson, DVM, 88 passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on January 8, 2022 with the love of life, JoAnne Ruby Jackson Peterson near his side.  Dr. Hans Peterson, veterinarian and lay preacher, entered this world during a raging snowstorm in 1933 in Pope Coun…

Charlie Jack Godwin, 97, of Kaufman, TX went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2022. Jack was born on October 8, 1924 in Jiba, TX. She was raised in Kaufman and graduated from Kaufman High School in 1942.

Linda Lucille Dunagan, age 82, passed away on January 4, 2022, in Athens, Texas. She was born on November 7, 1939, in Ft. Worth, Texas to L.D. and Wilma (Parker) Austin.

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Funeral service for Ida Catherine Dishinger, age 76, of Kaufman, Texas was held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 18 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kaufman, Texas. Interment followed the service at Kaufman City Cemetery. A Rosary Service was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 17 at Anderson Clayton Funera…

Carl Henry Thomas, Jr. of Kemp, Texas, passed away at his home on January 9, 2022 after a two year battle of pancreatic cancer.

Linda Lucille Dunagan, age 82, passed away on January 4, 2022, in Athens, Texas. She was born on November 7, 1939, in Ft. Worth, Texas to L.D. and Wilma (Parker) Austin.

Funeral service for Ida Catherine Dishinger, age 76, of Kaufman, Texas will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday January 18th, 2022, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kaufman, Texas. Interment will follow the service at Kaufman City Cemetery. A Rosary Service will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on…

Landun Wayne Charles, 31, of Crandall, TX passed away on December 31, 2021.  Landun was born on November 23, 1990 to Mike and Lynda Gayle Charles in Dallas, TX.  He was raised and went to school in Scurry, and graduated in 2009. Landun previously worked for College Station Fire Department as…

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James Melvin Bodine, 88, of Kaufman, TX passed away on December 13, 2021, in Kemp, TX.  James was born on May 25, 1933, to Herbert and Essie Bell Bodine in Shelbyville, TX.  He moved to the Kaufman area in 1947.  He joined the US Navy in 1951 until he was honorably discharged in 1955. James …

Norma Jean Lane Bodine, 85, of Kaufman, TX passed away on January 4, 2022, in Kemp, TX.  Norma was born on November 19, 1936, to William Robert and Minnie Mae Lane in Kaufman County (Jiba), TX.  Norma married James Melvin Bodine on November 3, 1953, and they have spent a loving 68 years toge…

Jimmie Fields McGee, 92, of Kaufman, TX passed away peacefully on December 24 in Forney, TX.  

Roby Marie Lester Johnson, 94, was born July 24, 1927 in Wills Point, TX, the daughter of Sam and Lida Coleman Lester. Roby passed away on December 15, 2021 in Dallas, TX. 

Anthony (Tony) Cecil Mitchell was born in San Diego, CA in 1973, and was adopted by Helen R. and Billy J Mitchell. Tony passed away at the age of  48. 

It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Donald “Don” Burns, age 81, announces his peaceful passing on Friday, December 10, 2021, in Kaufman, TX.  Don was born in Newton, MA, to Donald Burns and Elsie Nichols, and an older sister, Barbara Johnson, who all preceded him in death.  D…

Brandon J. Humphrey passed away suddenly on November 22, 2021 at the age of 33. Survived by his fiancé Katie, of Kemp TX, his mother Tammy Shiells of Canada and his father Rodney Humphrey.

Dr. Sherry Paulette Rust February 2, 1948 – November 29, 2021 Sherry was born to Loval Rust and Doris Burns on February 2, 1948 in Dallas, Tx. Mother of Candace (Jim) Dill and Jennifer Lawson. Sister to Richard Rust. Boof to Alicia (Clint) Traylor, Angela (Seth) Devlin, Johnathan (Mattison) …

William Paul Foster, 78, of Kaufman, TX passed away on November 23, 2021 in Dallas. Paul was born on February 17, 1943 to W.H. and Verna Foster in Kemp, TX. Paul was a longtime Kaufman County resident. He owned Kaufman Barber Shop for 42 years.  He enjoyed playing pool, hunting and being out…

Mary Alice Henson, 86, of Kaufman, Tx passed away in Kaufman on November 26, 2021. Mary was born on September 15, 1935 in Benton, Louisiana to Archie and Jessie Lorene (Wilkins) Crawford. She married William Earl Henson July 3, 1954. Mary was a devout Christian and always kept her faith. She…

Dr. Horace Perry Flatt passed away peacefully on November 22, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on August 28, 1930, to John Horace Flatt and Myrtie Mae Johnson Flatt, the second of their three children. He attended the public schools of Terrell, Texas, graduating as…

Guy Edward Helms passed away on Nov. 4, 2021, at the age of 51.  The Dallas-area native was born June 10, 1970, to Ross Junior Helms and Sharon (Matthias) Helms and graduated from MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas.  Guy Helms held a series of jobs before beginning his career in law enfo…

Kathleen “Kathy” Davis of Kaufman, Texas, passed away at home on Sunday, October 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was 79 years old.

Lloyd George Chrestman 92, of Combine, TX went to be with the Lord on October 30, 2021, peacefully in his home.  Lloyd was born on December 17, 1928 to Alton Texas and Maggie Zoe Chrestman in Decatur, TX.  Lloyd graduated from Decatur High School and joined the Air Force.  After leaving the …

James Wayne Gent of Kaufman, Texas passed away at his home on October 29, 2021. Wayne was born in Houston, Texas to J.W. and Hazel Gent on December 25, 1941.  He graduated from Kaufman High School in 1960. While in high school Wayne lettered in football all four years and was inducted into t…

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John Furrer, 92, beloved father and grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on October 28, 2021. He entered this world on April 26, 1929 in South Gate, CA, born to Arnold and Maria Furrer.

Kathleen “Kathy” Davis of Kaufman, Texas, passed away at home on Sunday, October 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was 79 years old.

Larry Edward Shanks Sr., age 72, of Kaufman, Texas passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Larry was born August 5, 1949 to parents, Lucy Faye Forsyth and Daniel Roy Shanks Jr. Larry was adventurous, courageous, and caring; enjoyed fishing, hunting, and shooting guns. He owned and operat…

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Johnny Countryman was born on August 30, 1943 in Kaufman, TX to JR and Ann Countryman. He died October 17, 2021 after fighting a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was surrounded by his adoring family. Johnny graduated Kaufman High School in 1963. He attended the Univers…

Michelle Rhea Wilson-Cockrell of Kaufman, TX was called home to Heaven on September 27, 2021. Michelle was born in Terrell, Texas on August 29, 1967 to Raymond Riley and Betty Jean Maykus-Wilson both of whom went home already.  Michelle graduated from Terrell High School in 1986. On June 4, …

Jerry Wayne Nicklas, 77, of Abilene, passed away on October 11, 2021 in Abilene, TX. 

Hazel Mary LaCour of Scurry, Texas peacefully passed away at her home on August 10, 2021. Hazel was born in Colfax, Louisiana on May 4, 1936 to Eugene and Abell Thomisee. Hazel married Sammy LaCour February 7, 1958 in Boyce, Louisiana 63 years ago. 

James Mikel Williams age 54, passed away on October 2, 2021 in Mesquite, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1967 in Mesquite to Bobby and Carole Williams. James was raised in Mesquite and Kaufman, where he graduated Kaufman High in 1985. 

Shelby Faye Rohrbacker was born on April 9, 1943 in Athens, Texas to Lee and Lovie Neal Barnett. She passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021.

Wanda Ann Sanders died at a Waxahachie, TX, nursing home on September 24, 2021 aged 90.  She was born in Kerens, TX, May 3, 1931, to Adren and Lula McSpadden Westbrook.  She graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1948 and graduated from the University of North Texas in 1952.  On June 1…

Marshall Hatchel, JR., 70, was born in Kaufman on January 16, 1951 to Marshall Sr. and Bonnie Shaw Hatchel, who preceded him in death. He died peacefully at home on September 24, 2021 of Alzheimer’s disease. Contributing factors were advanced rheumatoid arthritis and coronary artery disease.…

James Gordon Vestal, 89, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, with his loving wife and family at his side.

Lynn Ann Kirschten-Favors, born May 20th, 1961, died at the age of 60 on September 15th, 2021, peacefully at home in Scurry, TX surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Chicago IL, she attended Wheeling high school. After high school Lynn moved to Texas and met her future husband Charlie "Billy…

Emmett L. Smith born September 7, 1946 in Kerrville Tx. Passed away on September 10, 2021, in Kaufman Tx. where he was a resident for 43 years. 

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the unexpected passing of Russell “Trent” Harris (Rusty), 57, on August 16, 2021, at his home in Seattle Washington. His school peers knew him as “Rusty.”

Bill Kilpatrick died in Fredericksburg Tx on September 13, 2021 at the age of 82.  He lived in Kaufman from late 1960’s to late 1980’s where he raised a family, and made many friends in Kaufman over 20 years.  He was an original and he will be missed.

Freddie (Fred) George Wallace was born April 27, 1961 to Raymond Odell Wallace and Elizabeth Joy Cockrell Wallace. He worked for the City of Dallas Water Department for 20 years where he made many friends and became a mentor to those coming behind him. Fred retired from the City on February …

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Jimmy Lee Holland, age 80 passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021. Jimmy was born February 1, 1941 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Charlotte Holland.

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Brady Lane Fivecoat, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on Aug. 27, 2021. Brady was born in Dallas on Aug. 8, 1988 and grew up in Kaufman. As the youngest of three, Brady will always be remembered by his siblings and parents as the clown of the family. He was always entertai…

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Maria Josefina Valdez, known by Josie to her family and many friends, passed away peacefully on Aug. 25, 2021 in Kaufman. Josie was born March 22, 1947 in McAllen, TX to Pedro, Sr. and Benita (Lopez) Trevino, both of whom welcomed Josie into Heaven along with her sister, Janie Squires and he…

Darryl Daniel Greer, Sr., 80, of Kaufman, TX passed away on August 20, 2021.  Darryl was born on January 30, 1941 to James Everett Greer and Ruby Lukenbill in Spiro, OK.  Darryl married Alma June Greer on December 9, 1961 in Tulsa, OK and they spent a loving 59 years together.  He was a memb…

Mattie Lee Morgan was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world on August 22, 2021 at the age of 86. She was born to Andie and Verda Mills on October 22, 1934 in Sulphur Springs, TX. She graduated from Campbell High School and married Loyd …

Esta Vaught Kelly went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 13, 2021.  She died peacefully at her home at the age of 81.  

Mrs. Etta Lee Jenkins was born August 24, 1926 to the parentage of Sallie Mae Brookins and Richard Brookins in Nacogdoches, Texas. She received her education at Kemp Independent School District.

Mark David Wood, 51, of Kaufman, TX passed away on August 19, 2021.  Mark was born on February 2, 1970 to Charles Wood and Charlotte Finley in Kaufman, TX.  He has lived in Kaufman his whole life.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and driving fast cars. Mark has been with Amber Fisher for a lov…

On the fourth day of August, nineteen-hundred forty in Mabank, Texas L. C. Miller and Jonnie Bell Joe became the parents of a son they called Hurley Charles Miller.

Noah Taylor Shuemaker, 25, from Kaufman was called home to be with Jesus on August 6, 2021. Noah was born in Kaufman, Texas to Earl Shuemaker and Sandy Miller on May 21, 1996. Noah was the light in  his mother's eye, as he was for everyone that had the chance to know Noah. He was truly a ble…

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