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Mary Blanton

Jul 09, 1931 - Nov 15, 2023

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Kaufman, TX

Mary Edna Blanton, 92, of Kaufman, TX went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2023. Mary was born on July 9, 1931, to Homer and Willie Pritchett in Crandall, TX. She has lived in Kaufman since 2014. On February 7, 1948, she married Archie Blanton, Jr. and they were together for a loving 63 years before he passed away in 2012. Mary enjoyed sewing and crocheting, watching the Dallas Stars in her hockey chair, and spending time reading. She is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Willis Mae...Read More

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Garry Lynn McGregor

Jul 24, 1949 - Feb 28, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

Garry Lynn McGregor, a cherished educator, athletic coach, and athletic director, passed away on February 28th, 2024, following an extended illness. He leaves behind a legacy of dedication and warmth that will forever be treasured by those whose lives he touched.Born on July 24th, 1949, in Athens, Texas, Garry dedicated 23 years to the United States Naval Reserve, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. His service extended onto the USS Midway, where he worked in the Captain's office. Garry's commitment to his country was unwavering and noble.Garry's impact as an educator and mentor was profound. He graduated from Athens High School in 1967, and he later earned his Master's degree and Ed.D. from East Texas State University. Throughout his teaching career, he inspired countless student athletes both academically and athletically. Not only was he a servant in the public arena, he was also a man of deep faith. He grew up part of Bethel Christian Church in Athens, and he served as an elder and Bible teacher at Gardner St. Church of Christ in Borger and Kaufman Church of Christ. Additionally, he volunteered at the American Red Cross and The Center food pantry. He loved sports, fishing, running, and Texas history. Garry shared this passion with others and created lasting memories. His sense of humor filled every room he entered, bringing laughter wherever he went.Garry was preceded in death by his father Gene McGregor, mother Lillian Elizabeth Crabtree, brother-in-law Chester Dixon, and sister-in-law Sherry Smith. Those remaining to cherish his memories include his beloved spouse of 54 years, Connie; his daughter Susan Goodman and her husband Tommy; his son James McGregor; granddaughter Jordan Sawka and her husband Ty; granddaughter Tommi Ann Goodman; granddaughter Katie McGregor; brother Larry McGregor and his wife Barbara; sister Anita Dixon; along with a host of other family members and friends. The visitation is from 1:30 to 2:30 on Sunday, March 3rd at Kaufman Church of Christ and precedes the Celebration of Life service beginning at 2:30 pm. The interment will take place following the service at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman.Garry McGregor's spirit lives on through the lives he influenced and the love he shared. He is deeply missed and will always be remembered fondly for his kindness, wisdom, and loving spirit.

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Edwin Benedict Morris Jr.

Oct 05, 1959 - Jan 19, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

The Morris and McMillan families announce with profound regret and sadness the passing of their Father, grandfather, brother, nephew, uncle, and cousin, Edwin Benedict Morris Jr. This sad event occurred on Friday, January 19, 2024, in Kaufman, TX. He is survived by his children: Daughter, Edwina Satto Morris, sons: Charles Oliver Morris and Edwin Jamal Morris (Felicia); 4 grandchildren: James Morris, Charles Morris, Jr., Jadon and Jade Morris; siblings: Rowina Morris Yancy (Bill), Stataria Wordsworth (Bryl), Allen Morris (Charmaine), Thelma Morris, Emmett Morris, Alcinda Morris Watson, Charlotte Morris, Alexander Morris (Emily), Jenkins Morris, Lydian Morris, Elaine Morris and James Morris; uncles aunts and a host of other relatives and close friends.

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Cassie Mae Stroud

Jun 13, 1929 - Jan 25, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

Cassie Mae Stroud, a dedicated professional and beloved member of community, passed away on January 25, 2024, leaving her family and friends with cherished memories of a life well-lived. Born on June 13, 1929, in Kaufman, Texas, Cassie was an extraordinary individual who made a lasting impact on everyone she met.Cassie's career spanned an astounding forty years as a Claims Administrator for Mutual of Omaha. Her commitment to her work was evident to all who had the pleasure of interacting with her over the years. Known for her attention to detail and compassionate nature, Cassie built a reputation for going above and beyond for her clients. Her dedication and unwavering professionalism earned her the respect and admiration of colleagues and clients alike.Beyond her professional endeavors, Cassie embraced various hobbies and interests that brought her great joy. She possessed a creative spirit and spent countless hours quilting, sewing, crocheting, and knitting beautiful pieces that brought warmth to many hearts. Additionally, Cassie was an active member of the Kaufman County Senior Citizens events—a place where she could share laughter, stories, and cherished moments with her dear friends.In celebration of Cassie's life and the love she shared with those around her, a visitation will take place at Parker - Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman on February 3rd, 2024, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00 pm, following the visitation. This gathering will serve as an opportunity for family members, friends, and community members to come together to honor Cassie's memory and find solace in each other's company.Cassie leaves behind a loving family that will forever hold her close in their hearts. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family members who were touched by her kindness and generosity throughout their lives.She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Bud Lee Stroud. They shared a deep love and unwavering commitment to one another, exemplifying the meaning of a true partnership. Cassie's family takes comfort in knowing that she and Bud are now reunited, forever together in eternal peace.Cassie was preceded in death by her siblings: Maurice Marty, Jesse Lee Ward, Charles N. Ward, Morris "Buck" Ward, and her parents Jess and Leila (Ayers) Ward.As we mourn the loss of Cassie Mae Stroud, let us also remember the incredible legacy she leaves behind. She touched the lives of many and will be fondly remembered for her warm heart, unwavering kindness, and steadfast dedication. May she rest in peace, knowing she made a significant impact on the lives of those fortunate enough to have known her.

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Helen Michele Gray

Nov 10, 1968 - Feb 22, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

Helen Michele Gray, 55, of Kaufman, TX went to be with our Lord on Thursday, February 22, 2024.She was born on November 10, 1968, to Kenneth and Sandra Gray. She brought joy to their hearts and lives, as well as most everyone she met. Michele attended Garland ISD and Richland College. She advanced in the industry of manufacturing and component engineering, which she truly enjoyed. Her ability to assemble just about anything was a true talent. She enjoyed sharing and teaching her skills with anyone. Michele was an ethical, compassionate leader in every capacity. She lived by the phrase "work hard, play harder". She was an extraordinarily strong woman, who lived her family’s priority creed of God, family, and country. She seldom accepted "no" for an answer, including her diagnosis of pancreas cancer. Her determination to survive extended her life by over a year from the initial life expectancy provided. Everyone knew she enjoyed spending time with family and close friends. Her passion for traveling, gardening, baking, canning, and enjoying good food are just a few to list. It was well accepted that Michele’s ‘to do’ lists never stopped, but she always encouraged others to join in her fun! Michele will always be remembered for her ambitious attitude and creative thinking. We’ll always imagine hearing her say "if there is a will, there is a way" one more time. There are few equals for her loving talents as daughter, sister, mother, partner, grandmother, and/or friend. She will be truly missed deeply every day. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved her. Michele was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Gray and is survived by her mother, Sandra Gray and stepfather Stephen Wolf, daughter Michele’ R. Gray, granddaughter Rose Gray, sister Shanna Gray, life partner Teresa Stewart, and bonus-children Amber Mendoza, Eric and Tamara Yingling, Aaron Stewart and bonus grandchildren, Jaylyn and Jaycee Yingling, and Cheyanne and Silas Mendoza. She loved her many siblings adopted by the heart, aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation of Michele’s life will be to Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home , 2217 S Washington, Kaufman TX at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Funeral service at 2 p.m on Sunday, at Calvary Baptist Church 1609 Rand Road, Kaufman TX 75142. Interment services will be Elmore City, OK at the Elmore City Cemetery at 1p.m.. Flowers can be sent to Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home, 2217 South Washington Street, Kaufman, Texas. Donations to the Pancreas Cancer Research Center are also welcome.

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Lorraine Eldridge Love

Jan 29, 1951 - Feb 12, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

On January 29, 1951 in Kaufman, Texas Lorraine was born to the parentage of Lonnie and Goldie Faye Eldridge. Visitation for Lorraine will be Friday, February 23, 2024, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thomas Memorial Chapel, 1114 E First N Street, Kaufman, TX. Funeral Service Saturday, February 24, 2024, 2:00 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1609 Rand Road, Kaufman, TX 75142. To to the family or in memory of Lorraine (Eldridge) Love, please

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Carol Stewart Miller

Aug 01, 1929 - Feb 16, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

Carol Stewart Miller died peacefully February 16, 2024 in Kaufman, Texas surrounded by her family. Carol was born in Macon, Georgia on August 1, 1929 to Julian Thomas and Ruth Greene Stewart. She grew up there and in Miami, Florida. She later attended Florida State University where she was a majorette and performed at halftime of the school’s first ever football game. Carol soon followed her beloved brother, Julian “Ditty”, to the University of Georgia from which she graduated. It was during her college years that she met her lifelong friend, Dorothy Thorpe. After college the two of them ventured all over the country working as camp counselors, teachers, and flight attendants. Carol soon married and started her family. Her family lived in Dallas and Los Angeles before eventually settling in Richardson, Texas, and Carol began her 35 year career teaching elementary age children at The Lamplighter School in Dallas. Her love for educating young children would become her passion that she enjoyed all of her life, and, indeed, she was involved in some facet of children’s education until she was ninety years old. After becoming an empty nester in 1984, Carol and Dorothy again embarked on an adventure all over the country in Dorothy’s camper. After retiring from Lamplighter, Carol moved to Grand Lake, Colorado in the late 1980s. Over the next 25 plus years, Carol met many dear friends and neighbors in Grand Lake and would always consider this her home. She initially worked as a ski instructor at the Winter Park Children’s Ski School. She worked at the ski school in different capacities for a number of years before returning to the classroom at her local elementary school in Granby. She also enjoyed all that was part of the Grand Lake community; hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and volunteering at the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, and the Juniper Library. She made lots of memories there in her little red cabin with her children and grandchildren along the way as well. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Julian T. Stewart II, her son, Michael Miller, and her granddaughter, Christine Thorpe. She is survived by her children, Linda Paez and husband, Dan, Kathy Thorpe and husband, Pat, and Kevin Miller and wife, Stacey. She is grandmother to Alex Paez, Julian Paez and wife, Madison, Jason Thorpe and wife, Sarah, Jeremy Thorpe and wife, Brytni, Michael Thorpe and partner Vanessa Gutierrez, Zachary Thorpe and wife, Alex, Logan (Miller) Zabasky and husband, Collin, and Dait Miller and wife, Rachel. She is also survived by her eight great-grandchildren, Peyton and Bevin Thorpe, Olivia, Marley, and Finley Thorpe, Maverick and Crue Thorpe, and Bowen Zabasky along with nieces, Carol (Francey) Crawford and husband, Dennis and Debbie Francey, nephews Terry Francey and wife, Nan and David Francey and great-niece, Erin Francey. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Carol’s favorite for youngsters of all ages, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/rockymountainrep

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Betty Jane Parks

Nov 02, 1932 - Feb 19, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

Betty Jane Parks, age 91, of Kaufman, Texas, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. She was born on November 2, 1932, in Mount Vernon, Texas to Lloyd and Mildred “Draper” Stephens. Funeral services will be scheduled for Betty on February 21, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at the Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home with Rev. Pepper Puyear officiating. Interment will immediately follow at the Mount Vernon City Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her parents. Betty was a beautiful, dynamic woman, who lived a rich and fascinating life. She graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Betty had many gifts. She was an accomplished artist, pianist, seamstress, homemaker, and an amazing cook. We will all miss those delicious thanksgivings. Betty always spent weeks setting up Christmas displays turning her home into a fairytale wonderland that made Christmas so special for all of us. Betty held several important positions, including many years as office manager for LH Lacey construction company. She lived in multiple locations abroad, and even spent time working for the American Embassy overseas. Betty was blessed with the ability to travel the world and experience many other cultures. At home in the states, Betty enjoyed her friends, church, and especially her Joy Sunday School Class. She was a woman who loved her family with all of her heart. She will be greatly missed, and we will greatly miss her. Betty is survived by her son, Rodney McPeters; daughter and son-in-law, Redonna and Kerry Kochiss; her three grandchildren, Amber Brown, David Kochiss, Kevin McPeters, and seven great grandchildren. Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.samharveyfuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Betty Jane (Stephens) Parks, please

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Bobby Lee Moore

Sep 13, 1931 - Feb 15, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

Bobby Lee Moore, age 92, of Kaufman, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024. A visitation for Bobby will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Grove Hill Funeral Home, 3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228. Following the visitation will be a graveside service at 1:00 PM at Grove Hill Memorial Park, 3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228.

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Theresa Ann Peters Moore

May 14, 1945 - Feb 01, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

Theresa Ann Peters Moore, age 78, of Kaufman, Texas passed away at home on Thursday, February 1, 2024 in Kaufman, Texas. She was born on May 14, 1945 in Nashville, Tennessee to Nadine Elizabeth Sullivan Burkhart. Theresa was raised in Petersburg, Virginia. Theresa had one brother, John Earl Peters and one sister, Sandra Peters Silvey. Theresa married Hershell Moore on March 3, 1961 and they had five children, Debra (Moore), husband James Hickman, George Moore, Robert (Bob) Moore, wife Sheila Prigmore, Robin (Missy) Moore and Marcus Moore, wife Tammy Stevenson. Theresa served as Pharmacy Technician at Medical City Hospital Dallas for over 35 years. Theresa spent her life devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. Theresa enjoyed family games: Canasta, Spades, 42, Chinese Checkers, Puzzles, Roses, NCIS and Elvis. She collected an array of tea sets, music boxes and bells. Theresa was very protective of her family. To family and friends she will always be known as "Big Granny", a feisty, sassy, loving and a little ball of fire. Theresa is preceded in death by her beloved Mother, Nadine Sullivan Burkhart, her brother John Earl Peters and her loving partner in equal obstinance and stubbornness, Hershall Moore. Theresa is survived by her five children, eighteen grandkids plus their significant others and twenty-one great grand kids. Grand kids: Jimmy and Blair, Kayla, Dylan and Sicily, Ashley and Ryan, Kameron, Gabrielle and Andy, Delaina, Nickolous and Alyssa, Dalton and Laurie, Dean and Chelsey, Lil Marc and Kim, Mikey and Shayna and Christafer. Additional Grand Kids: Brittney and Eric, Stephanie and Drew, Hannah and Clinton, Travis and Mallory. Great Grand Kids: Maci, Kalli, Raylei, Ryker, Easton, Zoe, Ella, Ryder, Axel, Cooper, Zander, Timothy, Oliver, Leon, Kadance, Odin, Karah, Hadley, Parker, Jackson and Declan. Her Greatest accomplishment was and will always be her family. A memorial service for Theresa will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1000 S Highway 175, Seagoville, TX 75159.

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Peggy Jean McFadden

May 07, 1939 - Feb 05, 2024

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Kaufman, TX

Peggy Jean McFadden, age 84, of Kaufman, Texas passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024. A burial for Peggy will be held Monday, February 19, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 1000 S Hwy 175, Seagoville, TX 75159.

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