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Obituary for Vinetta M Prince
Vinetta Prince, age 69 of Clayton, Oklahoma passed away from this life on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She was born on May 1st, 1951 to Lillie (Smith) Clark and Ennis Clark in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Vinetta graduated high school in Channelview, Texas. She married the love of her life, Phillip Prince in August of 1972 and their marriage brought forth two daughters, Amanda and Megan. Vinetta loved to quilt, country western dance and most of all she enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports. Spending time with family and friends was most important to Vinetta. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Vinetta is survived by her husband, Phillip of the home; daughters, Amanda Prince Ball and husband, Erin of Houston, Tx, and Megan Prince Callahan and husband, Jeff of Teague, Tx; four grandchildren, Jacob Callahan, Joshua Callahan, Addison Ball and Brody Ball; siblings, Linda Dorman and husband, Joe of Channelview, Tx, Donald Clark and wife, Beverly of Point Blank, Tx, and Pam Merritt and husband, Sam of Channelview, Tx; sister in law, Connie Prince Potts; father in law, Richard Prince and wife, Daphne of Palestine, Tx, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Vinetta is preceded in passing by her parents, Ennis and Lillie Clark; mother in law, Mary Prince; sister in law, Linda Prince Gantt, and brother in law, Mark Potts.
Graveside services will be at Sardis Cemetery in Sardis, Oklahoma with Bro. Gary Fitzpatrick officiating. Services have been entrusted to McCarn Funeral Service of Talihina, Oklahoma.
Phillip Prince and Vinetta Clark Prince
Obituary for Stuart Hill
Stuart Leslie Hill, age 69, passed away 2 Nov 2020 at his residence in Deming, New Mexico. Stuart is survived by his partner of 43 years, John Anderson; sister, Jeanne Owen (Of San Saba, Texas); brothers, Alan (of Richmond, Texas) & Howard (of Livingston, Texas); 3 nephews, Sam Owen, Aaron Hill, Evan Hill; 1 niece, Alyse Hill-McMenamin, 1 great nephew, Carter Owen, and 1 great niece, Cohen Owen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Albert (Bert) Hill and Clara Frances Smith Hill of Houston, Texas.
Stuart was born in Channelview, Texas on March 31, 1951, where he attended Channelview schools from 1st to 12th grade and took part in many school functions over that 12 year span.
As Stuart requested, there will be no services. Cremation will take place and he will be staying with his partner, John, until the time of his death, then they will be interred in a Houston-area cemetery.
(written by Stuart).
Stuart courageously fought his battle with cancer for 1 1/2 years. During this time he was ever the jokester that we all knew and loved. He was more concerned with the well-being of those around him than his own comfort. I was privileged to have known him for most of my life and to call him brother. He will be greatly missed even knowing that he is at rest with our Creator.
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Obituary of Renwick Preston
Renwick Preston, 67, went to be with the Lord whom he loved, August 23, 2019 at his home in Houston, Texas. Born October 22, 1951, in Harrodsburg, KY, he was the son of Vena Sheperson Preston and the late Harold Preston.
Survivors include three sisters: Debbie (Alex) Poulter of Lexington; Becky (Danny) Chapman of Louisville; Cindy (Daryl) Hampton of Houston, TX; two brothers: Jon (Linda) Preston of Sugarland, TX, and Dave (Jane) Preston of the Woodlands, TX and several loving nieces and nephews.
When his country called, he joined the United States Air Force. He worked as a Control System Specialist for S&B Engineering in Houston, TX.
Visitation will be at Ransdell Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1-3pm, immediately followed by the funeral, officiated by Frank Preston with eulogies by Jon and David Preston. Committal will follow at the Ebenezer Cemetery, Slavisa, KY.
Honorary Bearers will be R. Alex Poulter, Brad Hampton, Chase Hampton, Danny Chapman II, Blake Hampton, David Preston, Jon Chapman, Spencer Poulter, Keith Preston, Travis Preston, Graham Preston, Jessica Rice, Laura Guerrero, Megan Karlsen, Lydia Kheir and Bethany Poulter.
Obituary of Ronnie DeSpain
Ronald Lee DeSpain, age 71, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 in Bryan, Texas. A graveside service celebrating his life will take place 2 P.M., Friday, October 30, 2020 at Centerville Cemetery in Centerville, Texas. Pastor Tuffy Loftin, of the Cowboy Church of Leon County, will officiate the service. Those who wish to pay their respects to Ron’s family are encouraged to attend.
Ron was born February 18, 1949 in Houston, Texas, the youngest son of Quanah Marshall & Sarah (Havard) DeSpain. He grew up in the Channelview area and moved with his wife, Carol and their young family to Centerville from Baytown in 1981. Ron and Carol raised their family in Centerville. Living in the country allowed Ron the perfect opportunity to do what he loved best—hunting, fishing and being outdoors “in the woods.” He taught his children how to hunt and fish and later enjoyed taking his grandchildren to do the same. Family gatherings were a staple in Ron’s family. Fish-fries and bar-b-ques presented a prime opportunity for the whole family to get together and fellowship with one another. Ron always enjoyed those times. Ron retired from Nucor Steel in 2013 and thoroughly appreciated this time in his life. Although he only had a brief seven years as a retiree, Ron lived it to the fullest.
Ron was preceded in death by both of his parents; brother, Joe Aaron and nephew, Michael Aaron. His surviving family includes, loving wife, Carol (Rappolee) DeSpain of Centerville; sons, Chuck (Gari Shae) Perry of Round Rock, Jesse (Amanda) DeSpain of Centerville and Cody (Casey) DeSpain of Centerville and brothers, Michael “Alvin” Aaron and wife, Inez of Louisiana and Milton “Curtis” DeSpain and wife, Neva of Onalaska. Ron will forever be remembered as “Big Daddy” by his grandchildren, Corbin Chandler, Caiden Boss, Jeran Schaedler, Dayton DeSpain, Jake Pineda, Weston DeSpain, Luke DeSpain, Reese Perry and Avery Perry. Ron is also survived by sister-in-law, Barbara Jo Aaron and nephews, Sidney Dewayne, Robert Aaron and Dwayne Aaron.
Arrangements are under the direction of Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas.
Obituary for Paul Randal (Randy) DeVault
Paul Randal “Randy” DeVault, 69, of Crossroads, TX, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his home. Randy was born November 15, 1951 in El Dorado, AR to Harry Clem Gillespie and Alma Jean Pratt. Randy married Sandra Jo Julian on November 30, 1982 in Lewisville, TX.
Randy was a graduate of Channelview High School in Channelview, TX. He has lived in the Little Elm and Crossroads area since 1985. Randy was employed 25 years at Lone Star Gas and was the Supervisor in McKinney, TX. He volunteered his help and abilities to many places. Randy was the Fire Chief for both the Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department, and the Little Elm Volunteer Fire Department. He was big supporter of Toys for Tots, and Hometown Heroes as well.
If you knew Randy, you would know that he had a heart for giving and for serving others. He gave of himself to help others in need. Randy loved ranching and also owned a ranch named Shadow River Ranch in Aubrey, TX. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be missed greatly and remembered by many.
Randy is survived by his wife, Sandy of Crossroads, TX; son, Randal DeVault of Dallas, TX; daughters, Margaret Corn and fiance Dustin Scoggins of Caddo Mills, TX, and Kathy Hamilton and fiance Derek Mayfield of Little Elm, TX; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Buster Gillespie and wife Bam of Ponder, TX; sisters, Sherry Adams and husband Paul of Aubrey, TX, and Shelly Green of Forney, TX; and multiple nieces and nephews
Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene, and Beatrice Pratt; parents, Harry and Alma; daughter, Billie Jo Rainey; and sister, Jackie Stanley.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center.