Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 18

Mamie Anita Dyess

1948 – 2014

A memorial service for Mamie Anita Burford Dyess, 66, of Emory was held at Freedom Church of God on August 31.

Mrs. Dyess died on August 28, 2014. She was born on July 1, 1948, in Dallas to Wilburn and Estelee Burford.

She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. Her true selflessness is a legacy that will last forever.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Dyess of Emory; brother, Danny Burford; son, Bryce Dyess; daughter, Esther Frankum and husband Jason; son, Paul Dyess; grandchildren, Abigail Anita Leath, Dakota Blayne and Gracie Rosebud Frankum, Haylee Alexis and Bryce “BJ” Dyess; nieces; nephews; cousins; other family; friends; and two of the most spoiled dogs in the world, Pepper Dyess and Smokey Bear.

She was preceded in death by her parents; niece, Kristina; and great-niece, Six Paige.

George Ray Hennigan

1935 – 2014

Private military services were held for George Ray Hennigan, 79, of Emory who died on August 21, 2014.

Mr. Hennigan was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 21, 1935, to Juanita Smith and George W. Hennigan. He was 20 when he joined the United States Air Force at Bryan AFB.

He married his wife of 58 years, Roberta Evans, on Valentine’s Day in 1956.

He achieved very high standards in all endeavors, whether it was as a fighter pilot, an officer of the Air Force or in civilian life. He retired as a full Colonel from the Air Force.

His second career was as the CEO of chemical corporation Kerr-McGee in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Mr. Hennigan is survived by his wife; children, Michael Ray and wife Ann, Brian Keith and wife Toni; sister, Jennifer Bailey and husband Michael of Tennessee; grandchildren, Eric Michael, Ryan Ross, Kurt William, Jayne Ann, Mary Raye, Brandon Keith, Gracie Kathleen and Travis Jeffrey; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

An online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com.

Gary Wayne Rainwater

1954 – 2014

Funeral services for Gary Wayne Rainwater, 60, of Brownsboro were held August 30 at the Leagueville Baptist Church in Murchison. Bro. Tom Bragdon officiated. A private burial followed in the Emory City Cemetery.

Mr. Rainwater died on August 27, 2014. He was born in Fort Worth on August 27, 1954, to Otis Boyd and Margaret Angelinna Sicking Rainwater.

He graduated from Brownsboro High School in 1972. He was a member of the Leagueville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sister, Brenda Woodward and husband Mike of Brownsboro; and his faithful four-legged companion, Suzie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, Edgar Rainwater, WJ “Bill” and Viola Rainwater Northcutt and August and Augusta Flies Sicking.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.


Kenneth Wayne Pinson

1945 - 2014

Funeral services for Kenneth Wayne Pinson, 68, of Emory will be held at Lake Fork Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, with Pastor Perry Crisp and Robert Lane officiating.

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military will follow at Lake Fork Cemetery.

Mr. Pinson died on August 30, 2014.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs.