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Obituaries


Julius Rogers
Services for Julius “Bo” Henry Rogers, 77, of Wills Point are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Edgewwod with Rev. Ray Wren officiating. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Family visitation is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011.
Rogers was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Wills Point to Octavia Dunn and Cleveland Rogers and died April 1, 2011.
He married Janis Johnson in 1961, and the couple had four children.
A lifelong Wills Point resident, Bo was the lead pressman for Van Zandt Newspapers, L.L.C., which included the printing of The Monitor, Lake Area Leader, Discover Cedar Creek Lake, The Malakoff News, The Kerens Tribune, Wills Point Chronicle, Canton Herald, Van Banner, Van Zandt News, The Quinlan-Tawakoni News, East Texas Homes and Farms and Canton Guide for 40 years before becoming ill.
He also worked part-time at the American National Bank in Wills Point and was a longtime member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Wills Point.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Ima Lyles and brother Johnny B. “JB” Rogers.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Janis Rogers of Wills Point; children Shannon McClelland of Edgewood, Clevelon Rogers and wife Colita of Elmo, Bevaughn Rogers and wife Tera, and Randa Rogers, both of Wills Point; sisters Shirley McKinney and Maxine Wynne, both of California, Virgina Stafford of Dallas, Edith Rogers Shaw and husband Jack, and Evelyn Sanders, both of Wills Point; brothers Oscar and Johnny R. Rogers, both of Wills Point and Otis Tucker and wife Sharon of Dallas; longtime companion Shirley Holland of Terrell and her children Howard Holland of Terrell and Beaunka (Shon) Holland of Garland; grandchildren Tiffany, Kevin and Brittany McClelland, Marya Bradley and husband Jerrel, Ja’Michael Palmer and wife Rachelle; C.J., Ja’Macia, Yvonne, B.J., Quinshan, Shaquilla, Tamia, Bryon, and Sherrain Rogers, Exxavier McCoy, Quincey, Lewis Venicia, and Zennovya Battles; seven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Willena Nelson
Services for Willena Ann Wilcox Nelson, 70, were held April 2, 2011, at the Oakwood City Cemetery in Cisco with Bro. Charlie Woodard officiating, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Nelson was born Dec. 8, 1940, in Cisco to Ovetta Inez Wood and Willie B. Wilcox and died March 31, 2011.
Survivors include children James Noel Nelson and wife Carol, Gun Barrel City; Joel Ray Nelson; Bobby Gene Nelson, Willena Renee Nelson Jennings and husband Michael, all of Payne Springs; grandchildren Latasha Baker and husband Jeremy, Terrell; James Nelson Jr., Gun Barrel City; Tiffany Renee Recio, Jeremy Nelson, Lesley Davis and Shanna Nelson; all of Payne Springs; great-grandchildren Kelli Thompson, Justin Nelson, Tyler Baker, Madison Baker, Kaelynn Recio, Kasidy Recio and Brayden Hurler; sisters Linda Faye Wilcox Stephens, Payne Springs; Willie Jean Wilcox West, Wills Point; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; other family members and many friends.

Michael Weimer
Services for Michael Vinson “Mickey” Weimer, 69, were held April 5, 2011, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Cary Ponder officiating. Interment followed at National Cemetery.
Weimer was born Sept. 7, 1941, in Dallas to Guyola Hinton and Elmer Weimer and died March 31, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
A Christian and a true family man – Michael enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.
He was a member of the American Legion for five years as the Commander of Post No. 424 in Dallas.
Weimer served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-62.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry Weimer.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Weimer; sons Michael, Mickey and Chuck Weimer; daughters Wendy Moore and husband Wayne; Tracy Pritchett and husband Scott; grandchildren Michael, Marcus, Marisha, Miranda, Treasure, Megan, Savannah, Chelsea, Mackenzie and Skyler; great-grandchildren Madison, Jeremiah, Aiden, Chloe, Madison and Bailey; brothers David Weimer; Kenny Weimer and wife Debbie; Roger Weimer and wife Mary Ellen; Terry Weimer and wife Darlene; other family members and many loving friends.

Lila Gregg
Services for Lila “Beth” Gregg, 78, Eustace were held April 4, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Athens. Interment followed in Payne Cemetery, under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Gregg was born March 12, 1933, and died April 1, 2011.
Survivors include daughter Debbie Garner and husband Frank, Eustace; son Clifton Gregg, Grand Prairie; grandchildren Stacie Speights and husband Randall, Wills Point; Clifton Gregg, Shreveport, La.; Daniel Gregg and wife Heather, Mansfield; great-grandchildren Presley Speights and Hayden Gregg.

William Luce
Graveside services for William Earl Luce, 84, were held April 2, 2011, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Luce was born July 19, 1926, to Lois Lucy Morrison and William Elois Luce and died March 28, 2011, in Stamford.
Luce was a member in the Teamsters Union, Dallas Local 747.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Luce, Stamford; daughter Roxanne Luce, Carrollton; eight half brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

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