Services for Kerry G. Yancey, 56, of Canton, are set for 1 p.m. Friday, July
8, 2011, at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary L. Hearon officiating, under
the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, at 27532 State Highway 64 in Canton.
Visitation is set for 6-8 p.m. July 7 (tonight).
Burial will be in Meredith Campground Cemetery in Henderson County following
Yancey was born Sept. 25, 1954, in El Paso to Kathleen R. Ramsdell and
Kenneth Wayne Yancey.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton. He spent his early
childhood in El Paso, the Walton Community and in Ohio.
Kerry has been a resident of Canton off and on since 1966. He graduated from
Canton High School and then East Texas State University in 1977 with a BA
with majors in journalisam, photography and history. He also earned a Texas
state teaching certificate.
Kerry worked as a photojournalist for more than 30 years, documenting the
news and sports of local communities with his award-winning photos and
The news organizations he served included the Atlanta (TX) Times, the Steel
Country Bee (Daingerfield), the Winnsboro News and 10 years as editor of the
Van Zandt News (1983-93) before joining the Killeen Daily Herald as a writer
and chief photographer.(1993-2000).
He was editor of The Monitor in Mabank since May 1, 2000.
He was recognized by the Texas Press Association and awarded First Place for
Sports Photo (2006-2009) and also First Place for Feature Story (2007) in
semi-weekly papers under 5,000 circulation.
He will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley M. Yancey of Canton, parents, sisters
Kathleen McKinlay and husband Henry of Rockland, Maine and Kate Price and
husband David of Tyler, niece Jennie Rachel Lyra and husband Ian, nephew
Joshua Wayne Price Wayne and wife Hannah of Tyler, great nephew Jagger Wayne
Price of Tyler and countless friends.
Private memorial services for Michael Lee Sherburne, 64, will be held at a
Sherburne was born March 22, 1947, in Pampa to Doris Jean Mosley and Joel
Waldo Sherburne and died June 30, 2011, in Malakoff.
He was a truck driver and also enjoyed working on small engines.
Sherburne loved his family and loved telling tall tales.
He was Lutheran in faith.
Survivors include son Eddie Sherburne and wife Jennifer, daughters Tonja and
Tina Sherburne; mother Doris Sherburne; sisters Becky Hill, Jolynn Sherburne
and Jolene Sherburne; cherished friend Betty King; eight grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; other family and many loving friends.
Services for Verna “Toodle” Marie Bunch, 97, of Kemp, were held July 6,
2011, at Grove Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Kyle Gulledge officiating.
Interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
She was born Jan. 22, 1914, in Mt. Vernon to Dollie Franklin and William Ira
Baker and died July 1, 2011, from complications of a stroke she suffered in
The family would like to thank all of the visiting nurses for their help and
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Oliver Campbell and Roy Bunch
and sister Martha Almeta Sheather.
Survivors include son Oliver Campbell and wife Ann; daughter Paula and
husband Marvin Horton; stepson Donald Roy Bunch and wife Cindy; numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Wanda Gale Wilson, 65, of Gun Barrel City, will be
held at 2 p.m. Thursday (today), July 7, at the Christian Life Center Church
located on Highway 334 in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Barry Boatright
officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in
She was born Oct. 14, 1945, in Texaco to Willie Lee Reese and Curtis Morgan
and died June 25, 2011, at her residence.
Wilson loved to read and make her own cookbooks, as well as spending time
with her grandbabies.
She was a member of the Christian Life Center Church.
Survivors include husband of 24 years, David J. Wilson, Gun Barrel City;
sons Anthony D. Wilson and Kim Ayers, Canton; Travis D. Wilson and Jennifer
Yates, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Mercy Wilson, Josias Wilson, Justin
Allen Wilson, Fiona Wilson; Trevor and Sascha Yates; sisters Patricia
Watson, Muleshoe; and Bonnie Tidwell, Ruidosa, N.M.