June 20, 1943-April 27, 2015
Larry Ray Thomas, of Eustace, Texas, passed away April 27, 2015. He was born and raised in Canton, Texas June 20, 1943.
Larry grew up attending the First Baptist Church in Canton, and would later, be baptized there.
Larry graduated Canton High School in 1961. He married and had four children and continued to live in Canton. Larry moved to Mabank, Texas, with his family in 1980.
Larry attended the First Methodist Church in Mabank, Texas. He was a Real Estate Salesman/Broker and worked to develop tracts of land, starting at Westwood Beach off Lake Palestine, Palestine, Texas. He developed lake properties, such as Golden Oaks, and Autumn Acres, on Cedar Creek Lake, and Lake Fort.
Larry fished Cedar Creek Lake and entered many Fish Tournaments, even winning some over the years. He loved to fish with his family and friends, and loved even more, frying the fish for them.
In 2000, Larry and Janna Bell met and started dating in January 2001. They married December 23, 2002. Larry would later teach Janna to fish. Larry and Janna had several animals, including his favorite Rottweiler, Amy Jo.
His beloved brother, Clyde Ancil Thomas Jr, precedes him in death in 1996.
His son, Randal Tye Thomas, precedes him in death January 13, 2014.
His father, Clyde Ancil Thomas Sr., and Evelyn Ruth Thomas, both of Canton, Texas, survive him.
His loving wife, Janna Thomas, of Eustace, Texas, survives him. Mother-in-law, Lilli Burnett, of Dallas, father-in-law, Bob Bell, and wife, Debbie, of Trinidad.
His surviving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as follows: daughter, Tracy Thomas Logan of Allen, and her children, granddaughter, Brittany Baker and husband, Cole, great-granddaughters, Avery Cole and Coley Raye Baker of Corinth, grandson, Blake Logan, and wife, Brandi, and great-grandbaby due in October, of Anna; daughter, Trina Schoenstein, and husband Mike, granddaughters, Jill, Allison, and grandson, Adam Schoenste in of Southlake, son, Todd Thomas and wife, Debbie, granddaughter, Felicia, grandsons, Brandon, Dylan, and Dayton Thomas of Mabank. Aunt Marie Mince, sister to Clyde Thomas, of Weatherford, aunt, Hazel Pennington, and husband Bob, of Canton, aunt, Janet Whatley, and husband, Jimmy Don, of Terrell, uncle, Harmel Whitaker and wife Lucy, of Plano, aunt, Beth Whitaker and Hope Whitaker, of Canton, siblings and their spouses of Ruth Thomas. Sister-in-law, surviving wife of Clyde Ancil Thomas Jr., Dianne Thomas, of San Antonio, Texas, brother-in-law, David Bell, and wife Chrissy of Midwest City, Oklahoma, brother-in-law, Ronnie Bell of Dallas. Many more nieces, nephews and cousins and close friends survive Larry Ray Thomas.
A private memorial, immediate family only, will be held at Eubanks Funeral Home in Mabank, Texas on May 17, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, any donations can be donated in his honor at your local animal shelters.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.
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Steven flew away with his loving angels in peace with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 14, 2015, after a lifetime of suffering with Crohn’s Disease.
Steven was preceded in death by his Grandparents Mary Blaylock and Allen Burns of Dallas, Texas and Brother Willie Wise and Step Mother Louise (Wezze) Wise and Grandparents Bill and Maxine Wise, all of Gun Barrel City.
Steven is survived by his Mother, Donna Burns Flint, Father Rickey Wise, Brother Derrick Flint, Wife Monica, nephew Max and nieces Julianne and Eva. Sister Tanya Flint Price and Family, Brother Kelly Flint and Family, and Step Father Dixie Flint along with many extended family members and close friends.
Steven was a very special person all of his life with a beautiful smile and a very loving warm heart. He will be greatly missed to those closest to him.
Steven loved fishing, camping, cooking, working in the garden and spending time with family and friends. Steven spent many camping trips on the Llano River while growing up with his Mom and Brother. He always made sure the camp fire stayed stoked and the beans cooking in the Dutch oven.
Steven’s Memorial and Christian Celebration will be held Saturday, May 9, 2 to 4 p.m. at Piney Woods Lake Pavilion where Steven enjoyed fishing from the pier and enjoying the peace and quiet in the Piney Woods of East Texas.
From Frankston, Texas, at the intersection of Hwy. 175 and Hwy. 155, go 6.3 miles south towards Palestine on Hwy 155. to ACR 319 taking a right. Blue and White balloons will mark the way to the Lake and Pavilion going approximately 2 miles.
For more information, call (903) 787-2257.
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Funeral services for Mary Stracener Gilfoy Coil Pledger are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bros. Steve Glosup and Mike Dean officiating. Special Thanks to Bro. Kenneth and Sis. Dorothy Hensley for their years of Pastorial Friendship.
Burial will follow at Haven of Memories Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1.
Pledger was born July 26, 1935, in Pittsburg, to Mae Julie Tucker Huggins and Samuel William Stracener, and died April 24, 2015, in Tyler.
Mary loved the Lord. She was Saved and Baptized at Wildwood Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas at the age of 23. She was a long time member of Central Baptist Church of Mabank, Texas. At the time she went to be with the Lord she was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens, Texas. Mary was a very out-going, loving, and happy person that will be missed by all who knew her.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, husbands Ed Gilfoy, A.J. Coil, and Bill Pledger, son-in-law Larry Gottlieb, granddaughter Sarah Gilfoy, five brothers and eight Sisters.
Survivors include her son, Russell Gilfoy and wife Betty, daughter Cynthia Gottlieb, granddaughter Trinity Gilfoy, brother Melton Stracener and wife Lucille and sister Melba Luther.
Condolences may be posted at eubankfuneral.com.