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Obituaries

Kerry Yancey
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 the funeral.
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 articles.
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.

Michael Sherburne
Private memorial services for Michael Lee Sherburne, 64, will be held at a later date.
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.

Verna Bunch
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 2004.
The family would like to thank all of the visiting nurses for their help and support.
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.

Wanda Wilson
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 Mabank.
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.

 

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