Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 51

Truda Carson

1928 – 2017

Services for Truda Merle Lambert Carson, 88, were held on April 13 at the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Graveside services followed at Lone Star Cemetery in Point.

Mrs. Carson died on April 8, 2017, at The Plaza of Richardson in Richardson. She was born on August 4, 1928, in Little Elm to Carl and Callie Lambert.

Just about everyone called her granny. She not only raised six children, but also took in several of her grandchildren through the years so they could finish school or just have a place to call home. Once she even took in a foreign exchange student, so he could finish school.

After retiring as a training supervisor from Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas, she was able to concentrate on the things she enjoyed, such as family, sewing, quilting, gardening and canning.

Mrs. Carson was survived by one sister, Clara Bartee of Denton; daughters, Linda Ottwell and husband Robbie of Carrollton, Carol McWhorter and husband Ronnie of Grandview, and Dana Webber and husband Ken of Temple; son, Charles Wilkerson and wife Sherry of Point; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings; husband, C.H. Carson; sons, Larry Allen Wilkerson and Howard Crandall Howington; and great-great-granddaughter Rachael Kramer.


Anna Ruth Morris Ralph

1943 – 2017

Services for Anna Ruth Morris Ralph, 73, of Alba were held on April 20 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel in Alba. George Filpansick officiated.

Burial followed in Colfax Cemetery.

Mrs. Ralph died on April 17, 2017, in Mineola. She was born on September 17, 1943, in Tyler to Maston Alford and Myrtle Treva Mayne Morris. She married John Walton Ralph Sr. on June 8, 1963, in Dallas.

Mrs. Ralph was a dietary cook for Mesquite ISD, several hospitals and nursing homes. She moved from Fruitvale to Alba seven years ago and was a member of the Alba Church of Christ.

Mrs. Ralph is survived by her son, John Walton Ralph Jr. of Alba; daughter, Karen Lynn Gibson and husband John of Wills Point; brother, Phillip Maston and wife Terri Morris of Mesquite; sisters, Trena Jan Hall of Athens, Shirley Ann Mullins and husband Marvin of Houston, and Doris Jean Morris of San Francisco, California; grandchildren, Roy Dan Ralph, Jonathan Casey Ralph, Ethan Chance Ralph, Jett Grace Ralph and John Richard Gibson II; and great-granddaughter, Taryn Braylee Ralph.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Alford Lee Morris


Rhonda Carol Joslin Wheatley

1948 – 2017

A celebration of life service for Rhonda Carol Joslin Wheatley, 68, of Alba will be held at a later date by her family.

Mrs. Wheatley died on April 18, 2017, at her residence in Alba. She was born on July 29, 1948, in Waxahachie, to Clarence Dwight and Mamie Katheryne Carrol Joslin.

She married Bobby Jack Wheatley on December 13, 1974, in Durant, Oklahoma. She worked as a secretary in the manufacturing industry. Mrs. Wheatley had lived in the Alba area since 2002 and was a member of the Farley Street Baptist Church in Waxahachie.

Mrs. Wheatley is survived by her husband of Alba; daughter, Melissa Mohr and husband Michael of Red Oak; brother, Gary Joslin of DeLeon; granddaughter, Rachael Nicole Mohr; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Thornton; and sister-in-law, Patty Black Joslin.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.