Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 46

Kenneth Howard Grell

1962 – 2019

A memorial service for Kenneth Howard Grell, 56, formerly of Point, was held March 16 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Mr. Grell died on March 11, 2019, at Mansfield Methodist Hospital in Mansfield. He was born on December 5, 1962, in Olwein, Iowa, to James and Belva Grell. He graduated from Waverly Shell Rock High School and N.E. lowa Community College.

He moved to Texas after graduation to find work and to live with his brother and sister-in-law, Kurt and Karen Grell. He married Delaine Winters in Texas and together they had two children. He later married Denise Shaw in 2013. He enjoyed fishing, sports and working outside.

He is survived by his wife, Denise Shaw Grell of Mansfield; daughter, Amber Miller of Emory; son, Nick Grell of Emory; parents of Waverly, Iowa; brother, Kurt Grell and wife Karen of Texas; sister, Kari Grell of Waverly, Iowa; ex-wife, Delaine Winters of Emory; and numerous other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Nyna Bly and Ed and Catherine Grell.


Charlotte Mitchell

1947 – 2019

A funeral service for Charlotte Mitchell, 71, of Emory, was held on March 17 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial followed in Forbes Cemetery.

Mrs. Mitchell died on March 13, 2019, at her home. She was born on September 12, 1947, to Cody and Neva Dell Hunter Preston in Waxahachie. She married Billy Clinton Mitchell on August 7, 1965, in Emory. She was a past president of the Women’s Service Club of Emory. She was of the Baptist faith. Charlotte was a devoted homemaker for her husband, son and grandchildren.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her son, Jeffrey Preston Mitchell of Emory; granddaughter, Lacee Nicole Mitchell of Ben Wheeler; grandson, Dalton “Bubba” Mitchell of Grand Saline; sister, Bobbie Watson Cross and husband David of Pennsville, New Jersey; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jermiya, Jaedyn, Camree and Daemon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2005; and brothers, William Cody Preston and Forrest Hunter Preston.


Death Notice

Maxie Frank Chester

1948 – 2019

A funeral service for Maxie Chester, 70, of Sulphur Springs, was held on March 14 at West Oaks Funeral Home. He died on March 11, 2019. He was the Public Works Director with the City of Emory from 1996-2003.


Edith Arnold Stevens

1925 – 2019

A graveside service for Edith Arnold Stevens, 93, of Emory, formerly of Edgewood, was held March 15 at Plain Dealing Cemetery in Plain Dealing, Louisiana.

Mrs. Stevens died late Wednesday night, March 13, 2019, at her daughter’s residence in Emory. She was born on April 28, 1925, in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, to Jimmy T. Arnold and Emma Franklin Arnold. She was raised in Plain Dealing and graduated from Plain Dealing High School.

On January 11, 1946, she married William Marion Stevens in Houston. She was a homemaker and enjoyed staying home taking care of her two children, Larry and Vicki. In her spare time, she also enjoyed sewing. She lived in Artesia, New Mexico, for nine years prior to moving to Edgewood in 1962. Edith was a faithful member of the Edgewood Church of Christ and in the last few years, a member of the Emory Church of Christ.

Mrs. Stevens is survived by her daughter, Vicki Wade and husband Gene of Emory; grandchildren, Tammie Stevens Mason and husband Ron, Kristy Wade Turner and husband Brian, Landon Stevens, Kasey Wade, and Kirk Wade; great-grandchildren, Autumn Wade, Klara Nichols, Kaylee McAree, Amanda Head and husband Paul, Ashley Dannenfesler and husband Jack, and Alex Earley; and great-great grandchildren, Colt Dannenfesler, Brant Dannenfesler, Kinsley Dannenfesler, Ellie Head and Brynlee Head.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, James Larry Stevens.

Arrangements were under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home, www. allanfullerfuneralhome.com.


Frankie Junior Wilcoxen

1927 – 2019

Graveside services for Frankie Junior Wilcoxen, 91, of Yantis were held March 19 at Turner Cemetery in Emory. Bro. Jim Parker officiated.

Pallbearers were James Ballard, Chris Ballard, Don Johnson, Dalton Johnson and Jimmy Mauldin.

Mr. Wilcoxen died on March 14, 2019, at a Quitman nursing home. He was born on October 7, 1927, in Sherman to Frankie and Chloe Morrow Wilcoxen. Mr. Wilcoxen was in the Army and a geologist working in the petroleum industry. He lived in Yantis for 50 years.

Mr. Wilcoxen is survived by numerous cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.


Services Pending

Otha Ray Campbell

1927 – 2019

Services are pending for Otha Ray Campbell, 91, of Lindale. Mr. Campbell died on March 13, 2019. A complete obituary will be printed at a later date.