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  • Joe Harrison

    Joe Harrison

    He is loved and missed by many he always had a smile on his face and could light up a room with it

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    He is loved and missed by many he always had a smile on his face and could light up a room with it


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  • Wayland Barber

    Wayland Barber

    He was such a fighter even until the last day and he never let anything slow him down.More >>
    He was such a fighter even until the last day and he never let anything slow him down.More >>
  • Henry Humphrey

    Henry Humphrey

    Rest in peace Daddy! You will be FOREVER in my heart!More >>
    Rest in peace Daddy! You will be FOREVER in my heart!More >>
  • Chelsey Rayann Marie Hatfield

    Chelsey Rayann Marie Hatfield

    Chelsey Rayann Marie Hatfield born July 31, 1995 to Bill and Rebecca Hatfield of Omaha, TX. She was an outstanding big sister to Megan, Brooke and Reese Hatfield showing them the joys of life and teachingMore >>
    Chelsey always had a hug for everyone with the biggest, most vibrant smile and a laugh that rang through a room.More >>
  • Linda Quada-Box

    Linda Quada-Box

    She was always there for you through thick and thin, even if she didn't agree with you!More >>
    She was always there for you through thick and thin, even if she didn't agree with you! More >>
  • G.W. Casper

    G.W. Casper

    An avid fisherman and hunter, Dub also loved watching all sports on television.More >>
    An avid fisherman and hunter, Dub also loved watching all sports on television.More >>
  • Ruben Rios

    Ruben Rios

    Friends and teammates of his say calling him a friend was an insult, he was and is their brother!More >>
    Friends and teammates of his say calling him a friend was an insult, he was and is their brother! More >>
  • Calvin Lee Sickler

    Calvin Lee Sickler

    I will always have respect for my brother. He always did what he could to help people.More >>
    I will always have respect for my brother. He always did what he could to help people.More >>
  • Bri'ana Raquel Young

    Bri'ana Raquel Young

    I cry from time to time and stare at her picture until I can no longer look at it, but I know one day I'll be back in her presence and can share our moments again!More >>
    I cry from time to time and stare at her picture until I can no longer look at it, but I know one day I'll be back in her presence and can share our moments again!More >>
  • Carl W. Arps

    Carl W. Arps

    Carl was a wonderful family man who took the best care of his family.More >>
    Carl was a wonderful family man who took the best care of his family.More >>
  • Monnie Fay Davis

    Monnie Fay Davis

    When I think about granny, I remember her love for music and dancingMore >>
    When I think about granny, I remember her love for music and dancingMore >>
  • Sara Bentley

    Sara Bentley

    Sara was an amazing person to be around and always knew how to make anyone smile.More >>
    Sara was an amazing person to be around and always knew how to make anyone smile.More >>
  • David Wayne Stinecipher

    David Wayne Stinecipher

    He loved life and excelled at making people laugh.More >>
    He loved life and excelled at making people laugh.More >>
  • Tabitha Lynn Herriage Rodriquez

    Tabitha Lynn Herriage Rodriquez


    She left behind three children and a big family, who loves her.
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    She left behind three children and a big family, who loves her.
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  • Tanner Lane Allen and Chelsey Rayann Marie Hatfield

    Tanner Lane Allen and Chelsey Rayann Marie Hatfield

    Forever in our hearts and never ever forgotten. See you when we see you sweet angels.More >>
    Forever in our hearts and never ever forgotten. See you when we see you sweet angels. More >>
  • Leon Jones

    Leon Jones

    A strong, hard working man that devoted his life to his family.More >>
    A strong, hard working man that devoted his life to his family. More >>
  • Fred Murry Johnson

    Fred Murry Johnson

    We love and miss you daddy!More >>
    We love and miss you daddy!More >>
  • Rebecca L. Metcalf

    Rebecca L. Metcalf

    She never forgot to call someone on their special day to sing to them or offer her best wishes, and you'd never see her without a book.More >>
    She never forgot to call someone on their special day to sing to them or offer her best wishes, and you'd never see her without a book.More >>
  • Jimmy Casey

    Jimmy Casey

    He was an amazing grandpa to my daughter.More >>
    He was an amazing grandpa to my daughter.
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  • Gail Sandidge

    Gail Sandidge

    You did exactly what defined you. "You gave your all for others."More >>
    You did exactly what defined you. "You gave your all for others."More >>
  • John Harvey Rhoads

    John Harvey Rhoads

    Our loss was great but God is greater; he can and will supply all of our needs.More >>
    Our loss was great but God is greater; he can and will supply all of our needs.
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  • Christian Chavez

    Christian Chavez

    You can come to Palestine and ask 10 people and nine of them will tell you they knew and loved ChristianMore >>
    You can come to Palestine and ask 10 people and nine of them will tell you they knew and loved ChristianMore >>
  • Hazel Lou Shuttlesworth

    Hazel Lou Shuttlesworth

    I miss you, mom.More >>
    I miss you, mom.More >>
  • Chris Rosteet

    Chris Rosteet

    She fought hard - she was off the chemo for the Christmas holidays.More >>
    She fought hard - she was off the chemo for the Christmas holidays.More >>
  • Holli Griffin

    Holli Griffin

    Her loss from here on earth was really tough for us all to bear but knowing she is watching over all of us and her baby girls with golden wings and that infectious smile and giggle is what keeps us going.More >>
    Her loss from here on earth was really tough for us all to bear but knowing she is watching over all of us and her baby girls with golden wings and that infectious smile and giggle is what keeps us going. More >>
  • Shawn Travis Simon

    Shawn Travis Simon

    The many facets of Shawn: avid fisherman, loyal Oakland Raider fan, father to two daughters, Stephanie and Jordan, step-father to two step-sons, Andrew and Colin, son, brother to Frank, husband to Kelli, “Alpha Dog” to Sophie, his black lab, friend, and brain cancer fighter.More >>
    The many facets of Shawn: avid fisherman, loyal Oakland Raider fan, father to two daughters, Stephanie and Jordan, step-father to two step-sons, Andrew and Colin, son, brother to Frank, husband to Kelli, “Alpha Dog” to Sophie, his black lab, friend, and brain cancer fighter. More >>
  • Jonathan Wayne Rawlinson

    Jonathan Wayne Rawlinson

    He was and still is loved by everyone that knew him.More >>
    He was and still is loved by everyone that knew him.More >>
  • Lois J. Wood

    Lois J. Wood

    My dear grandmother, Lois J. "Dickey" Wood died in 2013.More >>
    My dear grandmother, Lois J. "Dickey" Wood died in 2013.
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  • Nora Jeane King

    Nora Jeane King

    My Mimme was more than a grandmother to me she, was my best friend, my counselor, my rock, my everything and no matter how old I got she always referred to me as her "baby girl."More >>
    My Mimme was more than a grandmother to me she, was my best friend, my counselor, my rock, my everything and no matter how old I got she always referred to me as her "baby girl." More >>
  • Caleb Daniels Luther

    Caleb Daniels Luther

    He was my oldest son and my angel who God chose to share with meMore >>
    He was my oldest son and my angel who God chose to share with meMore >>
  • Gwinda Belvin

    Gwinda Belvin

    She held such a special place in her friends and family's heart!More >>
    She held such a special place in her friends and family's heart!More >>
  • Brenda Stinson

    Brenda Stinson

    She was a great women and will be sorely missed!


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    She was a great women and will be sorely missed!


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  • Bobby Lee Mitchell Jr.

    Bobby Lee Mitchell Jr.

    He's an angel in Heaven now and I know he's in a much better place.More >>
    He's an angel in Heaven now and I know he's in a much better place.More >>
  • Corey Kellis Wintters

    Corey Kellis Wintters

    He was taken too early and is missed by many.More >>
    He was taken too early and is missed by many.More >>
  • Rev. Lonnie V. Walters

    Rev. Lonnie V. Walters

    Dad was a Baptist preacher/pastor for over 50 years.More >>
    Dad was a Baptist preacher/pastor for over 50 years.
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  • James L. Walters

    James L. Walters

    He could make you laugh just by rolling his eyes. He loved practical jokes and didn’t mind being taking the brunt of a joke.More >>
    He could make you laugh just by rolling his eyes. He loved practical jokes and didn’t mind being taking the brunt of a joke. More >>
  • Doyce Ann Kinman Creech

    Doyce Ann Kinman Creech

      A loving wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 8, she left this earth with Jesus on January 2013.More >>
      A loving wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 8, she left this earth with Jesus on January 2013. More >>
  • Jacob Silas Blassingame

    Jacob Silas Blassingame

    Jacob put up a good fight. He survived for 32 hours and passed away in our arms. Not a moment goes by that I don't think about him.More >>
    Jacob put up a good fight. He survived for 32 hours and passed away in our arms. Not a moment goes by that I don't think about him.More >>
  • Gary Wayne King

    Gary Wayne King

    Three weeks before he died, he gave his life to Christ at the age of 66.More >>
    Three weeks before he died, he gave his life to Christ at the age of 66. More >>
  • Natalie Rider Johnson

    Natalie Rider Johnson

    She was loved by so many people she touched. She was definitely missed this year.  More >>
    She was loved by so many people she touched. She was definitely missed this year.  More >>
  • Steven Messer

    Steven Messer

    He was a wonderful husband, father and proud grandfather!More >>
    He was a wonderful husband, father and proud grandfather!
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  • William Collins

    William Collins

    I remember he was always in so much pain, but he would still get in the floor and play with my little girls.More >>
    I remember he was always in so much pain, but he would still get in the floor and play with my little girls.More >>
  • Jo Campbell

    Jo Campbell

    She was such an outstanding person, not only to her husband, children, grand-children and sisters, she was friend, mentor and leader among her church and the city of Mt. Pleasant.More >>
    She was such an outstanding person, not only to her husband, children, grand-children and sisters, she was friend, mentor and leader among her church and the city of Mt. Pleasant.More >>
  • Emmarie and Chloe Adams

    Emmarie and Chloe Adams

    They are our princess angels and we know we will see them again one day in Heaven. More >>
    They are our princess angels and we know we will see them again one day in Heaven. More >>
  • Donna Mack

    Donna Mack

    We will always love you and miss you.More >>
    We will always love you and miss you.More >>
  • Don Boyd

    Don Boyd

    My dad, Don Boyd, died on April 20 at the age of 72.More >>
    My dad, Don Boyd, died on April 20 at the age of 72.
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  • Kimberly Denise Barnes Fennell

    Kimberly Denise Barnes Fennell

    She was a great mother to her two boys.More >>
    She was a great mother to her two boys.More >>
  • Gary Carr

    Gary Carr

    I'm thankful I got those last few minutes to talk to him before his passing, though I didn't know it would be our last conversation.More >>
    I'm thankful I got those last few minutes to talk to him before his passing, though I didn't know it would be our last conversation. More >>
  • Joyce Smyrl

    Joyce Smyrl

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 11:47 AM EST2013-12-31 16:47:05 GMT
    Whether I wanted to hear it or not, she KNEW what I needed.More >>
    Whether I wanted to hear it or not, she KNEW what I needed.More >>
  • Bernie Ray Adams

    Bernie Ray Adams

    He was a husband, a dad, a Paw and a dear friend to those who knew him!More >>
    He was a husband, a dad, a Paw and a dear friend to those who knew him! More >>
  • Imogene Clanton and Betty Cater

    Imogene Clanton and Betty Cater

    They were the perfect example of kindness and of Christian women who trusted fully in the Lord.More >>
    They were the perfect example of kindness and of Christian women who trusted fully in the Lord.More >>
  • Linda Jones

    Linda Jones

    Some of the things she enjoyed most were reading in her sunroom, daisies, putting together puzzles, tickling her granddaughter.More >>
    Some of the things she enjoyed most were reading in her sunroom, daisies, putting together puzzles, tickling her granddaughter.More >>
  • Jonathan Robertson

    Jonathan Robertson

    Every morning he left for work, he kissed me bye and said "I love you".More >>
    Every morning he left for work, he kissed me bye and said "I love you". More >>
  • Jaxs Dennis Davidson

    Jaxs Dennis Davidson

    He was a great kid. No matter how bad my day was, he always cheered me up.More >>
    He was a great kid. No matter how bad my day was, he always cheered me up.More >>
  • Benny Ray

    Benny Ray

    He was such a fun and loving man.

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    He was such a fun and loving man.


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  • Todd Lange

    Todd Lange

    He was an exceptional young man and was loved and cherished by many.More >>
    He was an exceptional young man and was loved and cherished by many.
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  • James Davis

    James Davis

    Rest in Peace, my Love.More >>
    Rest in Peace, my Love.More >>
  • Kent Dixon Jewkes

    Kent Dixon Jewkes

    He taught us all to be tough. He taught us to never quit something once we start it.More >>
    He taught us all to be tough. He taught us to never quit something once we start it. More >>
  • Leobardo Hernandez

    Leobardo Hernandez

    He impacted us in so many ways and left us many unforgettable memories.More >>
    He impacted us in so many ways and left us many unforgettable memories. More >>
  • Peggy Honeycutt

    Peggy Honeycutt

    We lost our mom, Peggy Honeycutt, in March of this year. She was a wonderful and talented lady.  She was a blues singer and she entertained the troops during World War II in the USO at Camp Fannin!  SheMore >>
    She was an amazing cook and had a very giving heart! We miss her so much.More >>
  • Ryan Scott Swinney

    Ryan Scott Swinney

    My best friend Ryan Scott Swinney passed away on May 3, 2013 in his sleep from a massive heart attack. He was only 32 years old. "Swinney" was a huge part of my life and the lives of my children. He wasMore >>
    My best friend Ryan Scott Swinney passed away on May 3, 2013 in his sleep from a massive heart attack. He was only 32 years old. "Swinney" was a huge part of my life and the lives of my children. He wasMore >>
  • Frank Hunter

    Frank Hunter

    Frank Hunter was tragically killed on April 2, 2013 while on the job. He was trying to retrieve some items that blew out of his work truck on Highway 259 when a car hit him. Our two boys Jacob and BryanMore >>
    I continue to try and make him an everyday part of my children's lives.More >>
  • Kathy Gerdes

    Kathy Gerdes

    On December 9, 2013, my family lost a precious woman, Kathy Gerdes. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother and grandmother, precious sister and aunt, and special friend to many! We are blessed by theMore >>
    She was a wonderful wife, loving mother and grandmother, precious sister and aunt, and special friend to many.More >>
  • Michael Keith Berry, Sr.

    Michael Keith Berry, Sr.

    On May 19th 2013, a tragic motorcycle accident took my best friend, husband, protector and soul mate. Michael Keith Berry,Sr. left behind five beautiful children, Michael, Marissa, Dustyn, Danielle, andMore >>
    A more dedicated husband or father has yet to be found.More >>
  • John Johnson

    John Johnson

    John Johnson, aka Quintus Stanstill, was a Marine. He worked in the oilfield and loved everyone. He always made the best of every situation and was the life of the party.More >>
    He always made the best of every situation and was the life of the party.More >>
  • Kevin Burke

    Kevin Burke

    Kevin Burke was a truck driver. He was a honest and caring friend. He loved going to the lake and spending time with friends. He loved the Atlanta Braves. -Dusty SingletonMore >>
    He was a honest and caring friend.More >>
  • Tammy Bailey-Vercher

    Tammy Bailey-Vercher

    My mom passed on January 9, 2013. she was not only my mom, she was my best friend. This has been a long hard year and even harder Christmas. I miss her with every piece of me. She was such a beautiful personMore >>
    She was such a beautiful person inside and out.More >>
  • Debra Ann Nelson-Grant

    Debra Ann Nelson-Grant

    My mother was a helper, giver and everything else sweet. She was a Foster parent for Azleway Boys Ranch, where she also worked for over nine years. She was a foster parent to over 50 boys! We thank GodMore >>
    We thank God for our time spent with her and she will forever be missed!More >>
  • Joey Don Morgan

    Joey Don Morgan

    I lost my son in a car wreck this year. He was so full of life and always smiling. He had a big heart that loved everyone and everyone loved him. There were over 400 people who turned out for his funeral andMore >>
    He loved his family and friends beyond words could explain. and they loved him in return.More >>
  • Jeannette Danielle "Dani" Crump

    Jeannette Danielle "Dani" Crump

    The best daughter, sister, aunt, and best friend anybody could ever imagine. She was full of life and loved by many!  Her smile lit up the room and even today she still makes her presence known. We loveMore >>
    Her smile lit up the room and even today she still makes her presence known.More >>
  • Terry French

    Terry French

    My mom and dad had been together for 28 years and he was battling stage four lung cancer. Given his prognosis he wanted to marry my mother to make their relationship right by God. He wanted to tie up looseMore >>
    I don't like to use the term, "lost his battle," to me that makes one a loser and that is something my dad never was, so I will simply say his fight ended on October 6 in the early morning just short of a year after diagnosis.More >>
  • Howard Kirby

    Howard Kirby

    Howard Kirby passed away in August of this year. He married my sister, Dorothy Nash Kirby, when I was very small. He was like a dad to both my sons, and they will miss him. He worked as a photographerMore >>
    He was a veteran of the Korean War and a real people person.More >>
  • Lillian Jones

    Lillian Jones

    My mother Lillian Jones died on March 5, 2013. In August 2012 my mother , Lillian Jones, was admitted into the Mother Frances Hospital for congestive heart failure. She was 82 years old. My dad, who wasMore >>
    I have no doubt my dad was waiting for her and she ran to him with open arms. Knowing they are together again brings peace to my heart.More >>
  • Enrique Rios

    Enrique Rios

    My father died on October 23 from a sudden heart attack. He was 51 years old and had 10 children: eight girls and two boys. He was also a grandfather to 11 grandchildren, with another on the way. He wasMore >>
    He was an avid baseball fan and also played pitcher in his youth.More >>
  • Gayle Ann Irving

    Gayle Ann Irving

    In memory of Gayle Ann Irving, my mother. She passed away on May 15, 2013. I had just moved back to East Texas from Missouri and had only been here 3 days when I got the call all children dread. She wasMore >>
    Her greatest achievement were her children. Her legacy lives on in her grandchildren.More >>
  • Jaclyn Whittington

    Jaclyn Whittington

    Jaclyn Whittington was born on January 16. She was taken home on May 11. She was a daughter, sister and mother to a handsome baby boy, Abel Layne Carter. She graduated from Kilgore in 2011. She was a sweet,More >>
    I know she is in heaven and not in pain anymore - walking around and dancing with out a care.More >>
  • Mollie Ward

    Mollie Ward

    In 1937, when the explosion occurred, Mollie Ward became a survivor. She used her life, which was spared, to make sure her classmates that were killed in the explosion would never be forgotten.More >>
    In 1937, when the explosion occurred, Mollie Ward became a survivor. She used her life, which was spared, to make sure her classmates that were killed in the explosion would never be forgotten.More >>
  • Megan Raelaine Trimble Morgan

    Megan Raelaine Trimble Morgan

    Megan Raelaine Trimble Morgan was born Jan. 28, 1991 and passed away May 23 from head injuries substained in a car accident. Megan is survived by her 5-year-old daughter Jordyn Brown, her husband MichaelMore >>
    Megan is survived by her 5-year-old daughter Jordyn Brown, her husband Michael Morgan and a step-son Bryce Morgan.More >>
  • Hayden Rex Mayfield

    Hayden Rex Mayfield

    This is my grandfather Hayden Rex Mayfield. He passed away on July 5 surrounded by his family at his home. He was a wonderful man who lived to the age of 90. He was loved and is miss greatly. I cannotMore >>
    I cannot think of one event important for any of his grandchildren he was not at.More >>
  • Scott Mullins

    Scott Mullins

    Scott Mullins died August 3. He was killed on his bike on Farm to Market Road 19 in Frankston. His friends worked very hard to help him that night on the side of the road but we were unable to revive him. ScottMore >>
    We laugh at the good times we had over the years and there are not many stories we could tell that don't include Scott.More >>
  • Robert Bagby

    Robert Bagby

    For New Years 2013, I said it was finally going to be my best year ever. Then,  on January 19,  I lost my daddy. To me, he was the best man in the world. Robert leaves behind a wife, Jennifer Bagby, daughterMore >>
    To me, he was the best man in the world.More >>
  • Landon Rodgers

    Landon Rodgers

    He was a strong, loving Christian man who never met an enemy or a stranger.More >>
    He was a strong, loving Christian man who never met an enemy or a stranger.More >>
  • Patrick Morton

    Patrick Morton

    One of the best friends I could and will ever have!!! Patrick was a wonderful man!!!-Laird AdleyMore >>
    One of the best friends I could and will ever have!More >>
  • Tami Burich

    Tami Burich

    My sister was the best person I've ever known. She was always helping others, and putting her family first. We lost our mother seven short years ago to cancer, and we took care of her until her last breath.More >>
    I miss her terribly, but I am glad she got to spend Christmas with our mother.More >>
  • Lila Sutton

    Lila Sutton

    This is my mom, Lila Sutton. We just lost her December 23. She went into the hospital because she was having a hard time breathing. They put her in the ICU and decided they wanted to do a lung biopsy.More >>
    She was a wonderful mother and a wonderful Gigi to her grandson and loved by many.More >>
  • James W. Clark

    James W. Clark

    This picture is from the day my dad, James W. Clark, married my mother on March 10, 1967. Although he was technically our stepfather, he accepted all three of us as his own biological children. There areMore >>
    He was the only Daddy we ever knew. We will miss him forever.More >>
  • Jessica Jackson

    Jessica Jackson

    The Jackson family lost our sweet angel, Jessica Jackson on November 22. She will forever be loved and missed. See you again in Heaven our sweet angel! We love you and miss you a lot!-LaTonya BedfordMore >>
    She will forever be loved and missed.More >>
  • Ester Davis

    Ester Davis

    She was a great lady, loved by many and left a big hole in our family when she left this world.  She will be missed greatly.More >>
    She was a great lady, loved by many and left a big hole in our family when she left this world.  She will be missed greatly.More >>
  • Wilma Broome

    Wilma Broome

    Wilma Broome celebrated her 90th birthday on April 14th surrounded by her family and friends.  Christmas was especially a favorite time for her. She enjoyed buying gifts for all her family and friendsMore >>
    She knew her time was growing short and she asked us to have Christmas in August. We called everyone and arranged the party.More >>
  • Thomas Lynn Gunn

    Thomas Lynn Gunn

    Thomas Lynn Gunn died Dec 2, 2013. Loving father, husband. He was retired from Conoco after 26 yrs of service. He loved his country and was concerned about where it was headed.He loved to fish and wasMore >>
    He loved to fish and was married to Doris Gunn for 39 years.More >>
  • Leora Jean Wood

    Leora Jean Wood

    Leora Jean WoodBorn: April 29th, 1935Passed Away: January 27th, 2013AKA "Nanny"Nanny is my grandmother and is the most wonderful woman I know. She raised me and my brother and provided the best life forMore >>
    She will always be greatly missed by her kids, all of us grand kids, and all of her great-grand kidsMore >>
  • Grant Eberhart

    Grant Eberhart

    I'll never forget his smile, laugh, and that amazing personality he had.More >>
    I'll never forget his smile, laugh, and that amazing personality he had.More >>
  • Artegus Konyale Madden

    Artegus Konyale Madden

    Artegus Konyale Madden was born October 11, 1978, in Longview, Texas, to Katherine Arthur Madden and Augusta Madden. Mr. Madden, 34, of Savannah, Texas, died on the weekend of August 30, 2013. ArtegusMore >>
    Artegus had a love for life and those knew him best bore witness to his interesting sense of humor and ability to draw people in with stories from his lived experiences.More >>
  • Jeremy Chapman

    Jeremy Chapman

    Jeremy Chapman died in December at the age of 37. He was a loving father and son and had a huge, kind spirit. Jeremy changed the lives of everyone he met and encouraged those who worked with him. He alwaysMore >>
    He always made you laugh when you felt down and you could tell he really loved life.More >>
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