A funeral mass for Stuart Edward Adams, Sr., 89, of Canton, will be held 2 pm Saturday, February 5, 2022, at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Lawrence Rasaian officiating. Interment will be in Haven of Memories, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Mr. Adams passed away January 30, 2022 in Canton. He was born April 10, 1932 in Angola, NY to Edward Stanley and Georgiana Eldred Adams.
Mr. Adams attended school in East Aurora. He then served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Stuart met the love of his life, Lottie Marie Warner, in 1956. They were married September 21, 1957. Stuart was an entrepreneur and owned several businesses over his working career. When he was 48 years old, he moved his family to Texas. In the early 1980's, he started his own lumber business.
Mr. Adams is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Georgiana Adams; wife, Lottie Adams; five siblings: Joseph, Julie, Emogene, Shirley and Carolee; an infant son, Mark Edward Adams and Son-in-Law, Larry Martinez.
Stuart is survived by his children: Julie Martinez of Canton; Seth Adams and wife, Susanne Brady, of Ithaca, NY; Stuart Adams, Jr. and wife, Christine, of Canton; and Patricia Bell, and husband, Pete, of Canton; six grandchildren: Jordan Jones, Megan Cummings, John Adams, Lottie Adams, Jason Bell and Jenna Bell; sister-in-law, Dianne Adams; and family friend, Gayle Bramblitt.
A visitation will be held 6-7 pm Friday, with a Rosary beginning at 7 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Mr. Pinola passed away February 11, in Tyler. He was born in Boston, MA, on May 7, 1940, to Edwin and Mary Pinola. Bill graduated from Braintree, MA, High School in 1958, entered the Air Force after graduation and continued until retirement in 1979 where he proudly earned the rank of Master Sergeant. During his service, he deployed to Vietnam in 1967 as a Flight Engineer and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for combat service along with many other honorable commendations and medals. After working odd jobs, Bill finally retired again to Canton in 1999 where he became a parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church. He then established a prison ministry for inmates at the Tennessee Colony and Van Zandt County jail. Bill always enjoyed traveling, having target practice and above all making Texas brisket and ribs.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Mary Pinola; daughter, Lisa Maureen Lyons; siblings, Gordon Pinola, Richard Pinola and Anne Melanson. He is survived by his wife Wilma, daughter Elaine and Mako Smith of South Carolina: sons, William Pinola, JC Chuck and Irene Todd of Canton: grandsons, Corey and Ryan: granddaughters, Sarah and Natalie.
Visitation will be held 6-7pm Wednesday, followed by a Rosary beginning at 7pm at Eubank Funeral Home.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.eubankfh.com for the Pinola family.
St. Therese Catholic Church family sadly bids goodbye to Irene Barber and offers heartfelt condolences to her beloved husband Bob and her children, grandchildren, and all the family & all the family members. The Ladies Guild and Knights of Columbus invite everyone of you to partake in the bereavement meal and visit with Bob and his family in the Parish Hall. May God rest Irene’s soul in peace and strengthen our hearts in love. All donations in memory of Irene could be sent to St. Therese Catholic Church, 885, First Monday Lane, Canton, TX 75103. Fr. Jesudoss Thomas
The Rosary, followed by a Funeral Mass will be held for Irene Warner Barber, 93, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton, Texas.
Irene passed away peacefully in the arms of Bob on June 16, 2022 in Allen, Texas. She was born on December 22, 1928 in Manchester, New Hampshire to William Warner and Dorothy Cate Warner. Irene grew up in Manchester and graduated from Manchester High School. On May 14, 1949, she married her true love, Robert Barber. They raised a family of nine active children. The couple shared 73 beautiful years together, good and bad. Irene was a devout Catholic. She was longtime member of St. Therese Catholic Church, preceded by St. Pius Catholic Church in Dallas. Irene spent many years actively involved in each church. She loved the Lord and the Blessed Mother. Mom had us pray the Rosary every evening as a family. This legacy is her gift of love to us. Often times she told us, “The family that prays together stays together.” She loved and prayed for her husband, children, all their children, and all their children daily. Mom enjoyed vividly colored clothing, pearls, thrift store shopping, milk with a little coffee and playing games, just to name a few. Family and friends converging on their farm throughout the year brought her joy. She always had food on the counter for any surprise visitors. Many of you know socializing came naturally to mom. She could talk to anyone as if they had been long time friends. Irene’s good mood and cheerful outlook stayed with her to the very end. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Dorothy Warner; daughter, Teresa Barber; brothers; Chuck and David and sisters; Bea and Helen. Irene is survived by her beloved husband, Robert “Bob” Barber; children: Deborah Skirko, David and Kay Barber, Jeffrey and Belinda Barber, Jane Weil, Jacqueline and Salah Ihsan, Mary and Stan Hart, Lisa and Scott Schultz, Joan and Alan Kaplan; 32 grandchildren; 49 ½ great grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; brother, Danny and Ellen Warner; sister, Susan and Robert Barber; a host of other family and friends. In lieu of flowers, it was Irene’s wish that you donate to “St. Therese Catholic Church”. Interment will be at Cana Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas.
A celebration of life for Nina “Maureen” Mayer, 77, of Edgewood, TX, is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Friday, August 26, 2022, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton, TX. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.
Maureen passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in Grand Saline.
Nina Maureen Hays was born on September 27, 1944, in Stillwater, OK, to parents, Leo Allan Hays and Sarah Gertrude Bradley Hays. She was raised in Stillwater where she graduated from high school. Maureen married Gary Lee Mayer on August 31, 1974, in Dallas where they raised their family. She worked as a bookkeeper for Minton Rosenhouse CPA firm in Dallas for over 30 years. Maureen and Gary later moved to Edgewood in 1989. Gary preceded her in death in 2005. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton. Maureen was active within her community and was involved in the Edgewood Historical Society and the booster club.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Sarah Gertrude Hays; husband, Gary Lee Mayer; son, Benjamin Jacob Mayer.
Maureen is survived by her son, Samuel Mayer and wife, Crystal of Edgewood, TX; grandchildren, Samantha Victoria Mayer of Edgewood, TX, and Kayleigh Lynn Ducworth of Colorado.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: Edgewood Historical Society: 103 E Elm St, Edgewood, TX 75117
Jerry Gene Russell, 81, known as “Pepaw” by family and friends, passed away on October 7, 2022 in Tyler, TX. Jerry was born May 17, 1941, in Dallas to Albert Eugene Russell and Essie Glee Stafford Russell. He married Joyce Pawlik Russell on April 4, 1971.
Jerry served 4 years in the Marine Corp. After that, he spent 10 years serving in the Garland Police Department and 29 years at the Dallas Fire Department where he retired in 1999.
Jerry’s true pride and joy was traveling and roping with family and friends. He spent his day tending to cattle and horses, golfing, praying for rain, moving hay, reading historical books, “encouraging” ropers, and prepping for roping at his house or in the surrounding areas. He enjoyed 50 years of marriage to the love of his life, Joyce Russell.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Eugene and Glee Russell; wife, Joyce Pawlik Russell; and sister, Glenda Sue Roberts.
Left to cherish Jerry’s memory are children, Cindy Surber, Robert (Mary) Gideon, Russell (Cheryl) Gideon; grandchildren, Keith Surber, Gunnar and Tanner Gideon, Cheyenne and Cash Gideon; great-granddaughter, Terreallyn Surber; and Michael (Sharman) Goodman.
Visitation will be held from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 11, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, TX with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00.
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday October 12, at St. Therese Catholic Church with Rev Jesudoss Thomas officiating.
Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the St. George Catholic Cemetery in George West, TX.
Pallbearers will be: Keith Surber, Gunnar Gideon, Tanner Gideon, Cash Gideon, Zack Bocco, and Garrett Gonzalez. Honorary Pallbearers, are Gary Wallace, Roy Deen, Keith Ragland, John Evans, Joel Hitt, and Clif Rieken.
Services entrusted to Eubank Funeral Home, Canton TX.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be donated to St. Therese Charity.
Lunch in the Parish Hall
Francisco Delgado, esposo amoroso, devoto padre y amigo, falleció pacíficamente el 18 de Octubre 2022, rodeado de su querida familia en su hogar en Myrtle Springs, Texas. Nació en un humilde pueblo en Guanajuato Mexico el 26 de Diciembre del 1960 de sus padres Sebastián y Julia Delgado Merino.
Francisco emigró a los Estados Unidos a una temprana edad. Después de poco tiempo, conoció y se casó con su amor verdadero y compañera de vida, Maria, el 23 de Agosto de 1980. Juntos, construyeron una hermosa vida en el este de Texas por los últimos 32 años y criaron a sus hermosas hijas.
Francisco creció en la fe Católica pero su conversión llegó años después. El amor misericordioso de Dios cambió su vida y la de su familia. El se sentía bendecido de poder compartir la fe con su familia y también de poder compartir el mensaje del amor y perdón de Dios con los demás que el conocía.
Francisco disfrutaba leer la Sagrada Escritura y asistir al grupo de oración el la parroquia de Santa Theresa. También disfrutaba construir proyectos de madera, mirar películas de vaqueros y trabajar afuera arreglado y construyendo diferentes proyectos. La mejor parte de sus días era compartir tiempo con su familia. El quería que fuera recordado como un esposo amoroso, padre dedicado a sus hijos y un humilde servidor de Dios.
Francisco es precedido en la muerte por su padre Sebastián Delgado, su hermana Isabel Delgado y su querido suegro Juan Ángeles.
Le sobrevive su amada esposa, Maria Delgado; su hijas: Elena Rodríguez, Mayela Delgado, Blanca Rodríguez, Natali Alberts, Catherine Stager, Jasmine Delgado; Su yernos: Miguel, Bonifacio, Nicholas, Russell, Abraham; Sus 18 nietos son: Gissel, Noe, Abigail, Leslie, Hector, Salma, Roselyn, Yoselyn, Cristian, Evan, Thomas, Mary, Evelyn, Mateo, Alan; Su querida suegra Dominga Rodríguez. Su mamá Julia Merino, 5 hermanos y hermanas , muchos sobrinos/ sobrinas, y sus mascotas Lobo, Bruno, Chewie y Heidi.
“Dios es bondadoso y amoroso: su amor es infinito”
May 18, 1923 - December 7, 2022
Funeral Mass will be held for Lillian Pratt at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2022 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 885 First Monday Ln, Canton, TX with Father Thomas and Father Selvaraj officiating. Visitation will be held at Hilliard Funeral Home, 386 N. Maple, Van, Texas starting at 6:00 p.m. with a rosary to be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lillian Wavrusa Pratt was born May 18, 1923 in Czechoslovakia to the late John and Antonie Wavrusa. She had been a resident of Corsicana, formerly residing in both Canton and Grand Prairie for a number of years. She worked for Austin Power for many years in their accounting department. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.
Mrs. Pratt passed away at the age of 99 on December 7, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Pratt in 2012; sons, David Pratt, Dennis Pratt, and Kenneth “K.C.” Pratt, Jr.; and brothers, Joe Wavrusa, Frank Wavrusa, and John Wavrusa.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Meine; son, Douglas Pratt; daughters-in-law, Whitney Pratt and Patty Pratt; grandchildren, Jason,
C´ne, Randy, Matthew, Kevin, Christina, Sarah, Dennis Jr., and Ethan; and numerous great-grandchildren.