Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Volume XV, Issue No. 49

Mary Elbertine Wade Luckett

1925 – 2015

Funeral services for Mary Elbertine Wade Luckett, 89, of Emory were held on April 9 at Smyrna Union Church in Emory. Bro. Billy Smith officiated.

Interment followed in Smyrna Cemetery in Emory under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home of Wills Point. Pallbearers were Wyndell Luckett, Hunter Luckett, Cody Luckett, Caden Luckett, Jackie Barker and Charles Luckett.

Mrs. Luckett died on April 7, 2015, at her residence, surrounded by family. She was born on May 18, 1925, in Emory, the daughter of Egbert Wade and Jessie Northcut Wade. She was raised and attended school in Emory.

On October 2, 1942, Mrs. Luckett married Ellie Hue Luckett in Emory. She was employed as a seamstress for Malouf Manufacturing Company in Wills Point and was a homemaker. She enjoyed hand-sewing and crocheting and was a member of Woosley Baptist Church.

Mrs. Luckett is survived by sons, Wayne Luckett and wife Barbara, and Ronnie Luckett, all of Emory; brother, O. J. Wade of Emory; sisters, Daphine Vaught and husband Tom of Kaufman and Sue McDonald and husband Jerome of Point; grandchildren, Charles Luckett, Marion Brewer, Wyndell Luckett and Jan Elliott; great-grandchildren, Brittany Brewer, Brandon Weir, Hunter Luckett, Courtney Luckett, Cody Luckett and Caden Luckett

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Murlene Arnold and Maxine Jordan.

Memorials may be made to Smyrna Cemetery.


Paul Sisk

1955 – 2015

A memorial service for Paul Sisk, 59, of Emory was held on April 9 at Believers’ Baptist Church in Emory. Bro. Jimmy Jarrett officiated.

Mr. Sisk died on April 6, 2015, at his residence. He was born on August 18, 1955, to Lynn and Betty Jane Williams Sisk.

He worked and retired from the Rains County Road and Bridge Department. At the time of his death, he worked for the Wood County Road and Bridge Department.

Mr. Sisk is survived by son, Paul Trent Sisk and wife Lindsey of Emory; sister, Thelma Sisk of Sulphur Springs; brother, Gary Sisk of New Orleans, Louisana; grandchildren, Carter Sisk and Grayson Sisk; and other family members, Justin Sisk, Melanie Sisk, Eddie Sisk, Robin Sisk Knight, Courtney Sisk, Travis Sisk, Teresa Sisk Philips, Tony Sisk, Rhonda Sisk, Billy Brimer, Billy Lee Brimer, Buddy Brimer, Sherry Brimer Smith, Bobby Brimer and Brandon Brimer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Paul Holden Sisk; brothers, Kenneth Sisk, Louis Sisk and Earl Sisk; and sisters, Betty Louise Sisk and Mary Sue Brimer.

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


Carol Westbrook

1945 – 2015

A memorial service for Carol Westbrook, 70, of Emory was held on April 4 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Phyllis Young officiated.

Mrs. Westbrook died on April 1, 2015, in Tyler. She was born on March 5, 1945, in Corry, Pennsylvania, to Jack Abraham and Helen Irene Toner Cochran.

She married Ernest Floyd Westbrook in Durant, Oklahoma, on July 31, 1965. Mrs. Westbrook worked in quality control for many years at Abbott Labs in Irving.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Wendy Taylor and husband Mearl of Joshua; sons, Randy Westbrook of Mineola and Jimmy Westbrook of Emory; granddaughter, Stephanie Taylor of Joshua; great-granddaughter, Abbigail Taylor of Joshua; and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Jack Cochran.