Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 13

Kathleen Rae Baca

1965 – 2014

A memorial service for Kathleen Rae Baca, 49, of Mineola will be held Wednesday, July 30, at 3:00 p.m. at the home of her mother, Lynda Crosby.

Ms. Baca died Friday, July 18, 2014, in a Tyler hospice facility. She was born June 22, 1965, in San Bernardino, California, to Donald and Lynda Womack Dickey.

She lived most of her life in Oceanside, California. She moved to Mineola, from Rockwall, in 2006. She was a waitress and also worked as a caregiver for the elderly.

Ms. Baca is survived by her mother, Lynda Crosby and husband Ronald of Mineola; sons, Cannon Dean of Mineola, and Conor Lawler of central California; daughter, Rachel Lawler of northern California; and brother, David Dickey of Gardnerville, Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Cremation arrangements are with Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.

Kenneth Dwain Dodson

1954 – 2014

A memorial service for Kenneth Dwain Dodson, 59, of Emory is scheduled for Thursday, July 31, at 4:00 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Emory. Bro. David Butler will officiate. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall.

Mr. Dodson died on July 23, 2014, at his home. He was born on September 11, 1954, in Sikeston, Missouri, to Jerry and Janice Keasler Dodson. He married Cheryl Lynn Witherspoon in Emory, in 1996. He worked as a self-employed home builder.

Mr. Dodson is survived by wife, Cheryl Lynn Dodson of Emory; daughter, Jamie Ball of St. Augustine, Florida; son: William Ball of Emory; brothers, Gary and wife Cathy Witherspoon of Springdale, Washington, Derek Dodson of Dexter, Missouri; four additional siblings; in-laws, Neelia J. Reeves of Las Cruses, New Mexico, and Phynus and Bobbie Witherspoon of DeSoto; his mother and other family members in Missouri; four-legged companion, Buddy; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

Please sign the online guestbook for the family at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneral home.com.

Harris D. Hass

1931 – 2014

A funeral service for Harris D. Hass, 83, of Alba was held on July 29 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Bro. Jim Herritage officiated. Interment followed at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Rains County.

Mr. Hass died on July 26 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born on June 14, 1931, in Emory to Isaac Bowie and Bertie Whitehurst Hass. He married Anna Myrtle Hawk on January 31, 1970, in Weatherford.

Mr. Hass worked most of his life as an air-conditioning technician.

He is survived by step-son, James Lee Hawk of Sugarland; brothers, Isaac Hass of Emory, Joe Dell Hass of Alba, Douglas Hass of Alba, Randy Hass of Golden and Danny Hass of Kaufman; sisters, Nellie McKenzie and Diane Wright of Alba, Darlene Hays of Hawkins; dear friend, Jean Mitchell of Winnsboro; and numerous other loving family and friends

Mr. Hass was preceded in death by his parents; wife; six brothers; and one sister.

Wanda “Sue” Prather

1939 – 2014

Funeral services for Wanda “Sue” Prather, 74, of Dallas, were held on July 25 at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Bro. Billy Smith officiated.

Interment followed in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Emory.

Ms. Prather, died July 22, 2014, at her home. She was born in Emory on December 13, 1939, to Clifton and Oma Conrad Prather. She retired after working 34 years at Southwestern Bell Telephone.

She is survived by nieces; Angie Sumrow of Yantis, Tammie Pearce and husband Bill of Navarre, Florida, Patty Howeth and husband Steve of Cameron; sister-in-law, Jo Ann Prather of Hawkins; great-nieces and nephews, Brandi Allen, Shelby Pearce, David Pearce, Chris Pearce, Jessie Howeth, Nikkie Walthall and Kacey Howeth; great-great nieces and nephews, Sydney Allen, Dade Allen, Clayton Walthall and Levi Walthall; and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Zane Prather.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.


Sallie Jane Hebisen

1931 – 2014

Services for Sallie Jane Hebisen, 83, of Mabank, are pending with Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank. She died on July 28, 2014.

A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.