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Obituaries

Betty White
A memorial for Betty Joy Fox White will be held at a later date in Kentucky.
White was born May 1934, in Western Kentucky to Cora and Bailey Fox and passed away May 28, 2012, in Evansville, Ind., at age 78. She was the youngest of four children.
She lived in Germany, Florida, Texas and Kentucky. She was a former resident of Cedar Creek Lake and Dallas.
She had a long career in the Dallas garment industry as a Chief Pattern Maker. With her Designer, she helped create a clothing line for singer Crystal Gayle. Before retiring, she opened her own alterations store.
She was a gourmet cook, excellent seamstress and loved her dogs, enjoyed visiting with friends and family, and going to Las Vegas and Hawaii.
She was Baptist by faith and retired to Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Bryce Kell Fox of Artesia, N.M.
She was survived by her daughter Heidie L. White; brother Earl G. Fox and his wife, Ida; sister Mary Romerhaus of Enchanted Oaks; sister-in-law Billye Fox of Artesia, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Yvonne Brown
Grave side services for Yvonne Bishop Brown, 81, of Gilmer, were held June 21, 2012, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, with Bro. Pete Dugger officiating under the direction of Croley Funeral Home of Gilmer.
Brown was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Grace Troman Spinks and George Henry Bishop and died June 18, 2012, in Gilmer.
She married James Charles Brown Oct. 4, 1945, in Quanah and was the owner of a ceramic business before her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Loretta Crutsinger, in 1999, and granddaughter Christina Patterson in 2001.
Survivors include her husband, James C. Brown, of Gilmer; daughter Lavonne Jones and husband Wayne of Gilmer; brother Tommy Jeff Bishop of Pennsylvania; sisters Carmaleta Loyd of Hurst and Juanita Osborn of Hurlong, Calif.; grandchildren Ronald James and Kevin Allen Crutsinger; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Bobby Huddleston
Services for Bobby J. Huddleston , 81, of Gun Barrel City will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Aley United Methodist Church, located at 1215 W. Cedar Creek Prkwy in Seven Points.
Bob was born April 20, 1931, in Red River County, and died June 11, 2012 in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette L. Huddleston.
He is survived by his two sons, Douglas Huddleston and wife Susanne and Kenneth Huddleston and his wife, Sherree Daniels; granddaughter Sarah Carter and husband Mike and their two children; many other family members, friends and acquaintances.
 

 


Denny Griffin
Services for Denny Charles Griffin, 64, of Phalba, were held Feb. 22, 2012, at the Eubank Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Mabank.
Griffin was born Jan. 29, 1948, in Dallas, to Betty Joann Mangan and Charles Lester Griffin and died Feb. 17, 2012, peacefully at his residence.
Griffin graduated from Brian Adams High School in 1965 and worked for Southwestern Bell for 31 years. He was a member of the Communication Workers of America Local 6215.
Survivors include his wife Deanette Griffin of Canton; children Carla Taylor and husband Khris of Royse City, Jason Griffin and wife Kristi of Garland, LeShawn Railsback of Rockwall, Brent Railsback and Chris Spruill of Canton; grandchildren Christopher, McKenzie, Alexandria, Macie, Trevor and Carson; his parents; sister Paula Harper and husband Lee of Murphy, LeAnn Pickett and husband Pat, Toni Gray of Mabank; brother Jay Griffin and wife Kim of Phalba; and many other family members and friends.

 

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