Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 12

Mary Evelyn Applegate

1931 – 2018

Funeral services for Mary Evelyn Applegate, 86, of Point were held on July 13 at Woosley Baptist Church. Bro. Joe Ramsey and Bro. Clark Mays officiated.

Burial followed in Smyrna Cemetery.

Mrs. Applegate was born on December 23, 1931, in Sherman to Joe and Olvae Marie Palmore Krum Jr. She was an active member of Woosley Baptist Church and the Point Ladies Civic Club. Mrs. Applegate was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughters, Connie Clark and husband William, and Diane Kennemer and husband Tony, all of Point; sons, Rickey Inman of Greenville, and Tony Applegate and wife Dana of Achille, Okla.; grandchildren, Tommy White, Angel Ryan, Cindy Day, Christy Lewis, Wesley McBrunett, Julie Boatman, Timmy Inman, Duke Applegate, Bradley Applegate, Tanner Applegate and Scott Gordon; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends.

Mrs. Applegate was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory. A guest book may be signed at wilsonorwosky.com.

Betty F. Luckett Belcher Black


Services for Betty F. Luckett Belcher Black, 91, of Wills Point were held on July 15 at Wilson- Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Pastor Gene Glaeser and Jamie Donaldson officiated.

Burial followed in Dunbar Cemetery.

Mrs. Black died on July 10, 2018, at Crestwood Nursing Home in Wills Point. She was born on December 26, 1926, in Emory to George Washington and Mattie Florence Woodson Luckett. She was the youngest of 18 children. She attended Emory School. She was a member of Turlock Assembly of God Church in Turlock, California, for 50 years. Betty was a member of the Butchers Union and she was the first female Federal Inspector in the United States. She attended two conventions in Washington, D.C., for the promotion of women’s rights in the work place.

Mrs. Black is survived by her daughter, Jean Belcher Donaldson Lynch and husband Glen of Terrell; grandsons, Kevin Donaldson and wife Becky of Cleburn, and Tracy Donaldson and wife Jamie of Poetry; great-granddaughters, De-Anna Michelle Donaldson, and twins Tucker Grace and Bela Cooper Donaldson; sisters-in-law, Gert Luckett of Canton and Polly Luckett of Dallas; numerous other loving nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; and husbands, first husband Warren G. Belcher (father of Jean Belcher Lynch) and Richard Black.

Services were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. A guest book may be signed at wilsonorwosky.com.

Beverly Joetta Jones

1960 – 2018

A memorial service for Beverly Joetta Jones, 57, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Prairie Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jones died on July 14, 2018, at Senior Suite Care & Rehab. She was born on December 19, 1960, in Sulphur Springs to Belvis and Rubie Jo Jackson Jones. Beverly was a supervisor at Walmart in Sulphur Springs.

She is survived by a son, Akeem Cahloun of Emory; daughter, Shai Calhoun of Emory; brother: Rickey Benton of Emory; sister, Vicki Tennyson of Seguin; nieces, Talisha Burns of Emory, Kandi Tennyson of Arlington, Elise Benton of New York, Nikki Lewis of Virginia, Na Rica Jones of Beaumont; nephews, Ricky Jones and Raymond Johnson of Beaumont; great-nieces, JaKyra Givens of Emory, and Aysia Tennyson, Samiyah Reeves and Kimora Reeves, all of Arlington; great-nephew, Zakorian Foster of Emory; and numerous other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Nikki Jones; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Annie Jackson; and paternal grandparents, Matthew and Martha Jones.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.