Obituaries

Margaret (Sammon) Yates Miller

Margaret Yates Miller

Margaret (Sammon) Yates Miller

Margaret (Sammon) Yates Miller went home to be with the Lord on Sunday evening, May 23, 2021, at her home in Quitman, Texas. She was born September 14, 1935 to Brady and Florence Sammon, both of whom have preceded her in death, along with her sister, Carol Curtiss, and a brother, John Marvin Sammon.

James Coleman (JC) Mitchell

James Coleman (JC) Mitchell

James Coleman (JC) Mitchell

James Coleman (JC) Mitchell born September 19, 1932. Died peacefully at his home, on May 03, 2021. Survivors include: His daughters, Kimberly Mitchell Brooks of Forney, TX and Sherry Lynn Mitchell of Terrell, TX. His son-in-law Ken Brooks of Forney, TX. Grandchildren: Chase Humphrey and Casey Humphrey. Great Grandchildren: Rylan Humphrey and Caleb Humphrey. Brother, Lee Roy Mitchell and sister-in-law Tandy Mitchell. Nephews: Roy Lee Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell and Douglas Pregrove. Nieces: Vicki Roberts, Kathy and Kelly Lee. 7 grandnieces and 1 grandnephew. Caregiver and dear friend: Leticia Segura (Lettie). Cousins: Nita Rea Rector, Roy and Robert Snyder. Longtime friend and business partner Ken Menard.

Steven Wayne Martin

Steven Wayne Martin

Steven Wayne Martin

Steven Wayne Martin was born in Dallas, Texas, on February 4, 1947. He grew up in Forney, Texas, graduating from Forney High School in 1965. He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Lerlene Kinsey, on September 4, 1965 in Forney, Texas, with Brother Jerry Griffin officiating. Steve and Sharon had two children, Steven Dale born December 23, 1966, and Sharon Denise born June 12, 1969.

Laura Mae Simonek

Laura Mae Simonek

Laura Mae Simonek

Laura Mae Simonek, 75, of Forney, TX went home to be with the Lord on April 18, 2021. She was born on August 3, 1945 to Donald Udell and Valta Aline Parsons at the Naval Air Base in Norman, OK. She moved many times when she was young. She lived in Florida, Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii; and Midwest City, Oklahoma. Laura graduated from Midwest City High School in 1963.

Michael “Reed” Scott Green

Michael “Reed” Scott Green

Michael “Reed” Scott Green

Michael “Reed” Scott Green passed away, Wednesday, March 17th, 2021, from pneumonia due to COVID-19. His parents were Colonel Lynell and Bess Green. He was born in Fort Benning, Georgia and, as an Army brat, lived in Minnesota, Colorado and Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. He later joined the United States Air Force and served for 6 years.

Helen Jean Shaffer

Helen Jean Shaffer

Helen Jean Shaffer

Retired nurse, wife and mother, Helen Jean Shaffer’s life did not come to an end with her passing. Helen passed away on March 18th, 2021 listening to her favorite musician Willie Nelson. There was not one song of Willie’s that she did not know all the words to. Her six children gathered together to celebrate, honor and preserve her legacy by living their lives to the fullest as she would have wanted.

Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard

Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard

Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard

Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard, of Forney, stepped into glory and laid his crown at the feet of Jesus on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. He was born August 30, 1955 in Fairfield, Texas to John Henry and Mary Cordelia (Brown) Pritchard, both of whom preceded him in death along with his sister-in-law, Nancie Pritchard.

Norman Gene Preskitt Sr

Norman Gene Preskitt Sr.

Norman Gene Preskitt Sr.

Norman Gene Preskitt Sr., a 34-year resident of Forney, Texas, passed from this life on February 4, 2021, after a five-week battle with COVID-19. Norman was born to James Franklin Preskitt Sr. and Sarah Julia (Laney) Preskitt in Rome, Georgia, on August 10, 1939.

Bettie Sue Sharp Adams

Bettie Sue Sharp Adams

Bettie Sue Sharp Adams

Sue Adams passed away on January 29, 2021 at her residence in Rowlett, Texas at the age of 91. She was born February 15, 1929 in Franklin, Texas to Dr. Andrew Jackson Sharp and Katie Henderson Sharp.

Donald (Don) R. Gray

Donald (Don) R. Gray

Donald (Don) R. Gray

Donald (Don) R. Gray, 86, of Forney, Texas, unexpectedly passed away peacefully on January 24th, 2021. He was born Donald Ray Clark on August 18th, 1934, in Dallas, Texas, to Leon and Winona (Nielson) Clark. His biological father, Leon Clark, passed away five days before his birth, and Don was adopted seven years later by Winona’s new husband, Leland Gray.

Patty Madison

Patty Madison

Patty Madison

Patty Madison, age 91, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Patty was born September 16, 1929 in Paola, Kansas to Kenneth and Hazel Bair.

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