Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 37

Edith H. Cernock

1923 – 2016

A graveside service for Edith H. Cernock, 93, of Emory, was held on December 29 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Forney. Bro. Mike Frazier officiated.

Mrs. Cernock died on December 24, 2016. She was born on November 27, 1923, in Grand Saline, to William T. and Willie Lee Henson. She worked for many years as an Avon representative. She was rewarded by the company with several trips to places of interest. She was married to Henry J. Cernock in Kaufman.

Mrs. Cernock is survived by her sons, Donald Cernoch of Emory, Fred Cernoch and wife Dodie of Point, Ronnie Cernoch of Cedar Creek, Michael Cernoch of Cedar Creek, and Jerry Cernoch of Seagoville; grandchildren, Robin, Courtney and Jodie; great-grandchildren, Emma, Jace and Luke; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, three brothers; and three sisters.


Luis Gaytan

1951 – 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial for Luis Gaytan, 65, of Alba, was held on January 14, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Emory. Father Victor Hernandez officiated. A Rosary service was held on the previous day at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.

Burial followed in Salem Cemetery, Alba. Pallbearers were Luis Gaytan, Jose DeLaLuz Gaytan, Hector Gaytan, Josue DeLaGarza, Roberto Santoyo and Lorenzo Santoyo.

Mr. Gaytan died Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at his residence in Alba.

He was born November 18, 1951, in Mexico, to Jose Mercedes and Virginia Martinez Gaytan. Luis was a business man and carpentry was his passion.

Mr. Gaytan is survived by his wife of 44 years, Maria Catalina Gaytan; son, Luis Gaytan of Seagoville; daughters, Catalina Gaytan of Terrell, Mercedes Gaytan Nava of Balch Springs, and Juanita Gaytan DeLaGarza and husband Josue of Sachse; nine brothers and sisters; six grandchildren, Kathryn Grace, Nathan, Sabrina, Sophie Jane, Stephan and Shaun Lewis; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jose Carmen Gaytan.