Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 37

Wilma Lee Pritchett

1929 – 2019

A funeral service for Wilma Lee Pritchett, 90, of Point, was held on January 11 at Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory. Interment was at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Waxahachie.

Mrs. Pritchett died on January 07, 2019, on her birthday, with her family by her bedside. She was born on January 07, 1929, in Yardale, Arkansas, to Lloyd and Vesta Lee Hancock. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class. She married Preston Pritchett on May 23, 1974, in Dallas. She enjoyed her work in banking and teaching Sunday school. She was a member of the Woosley Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and the Ladies Civic Club of Point.

Her survivors include: sons, Mike and Teresa Wheeler of Bosier, Louisiana and David and Tara Wheeler of Point; sisters: Bernice Castleberry of Waxahachie and Bernell Harris of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Sue Pritchett of Point; grandchildren: Misty Wheeler, Chris Wheeler, Clinton Wheeler, Stormy White, Brooke Wheeler, David Wheeler, and Brianna Wheeler; great-grandchildren: Alexis Procter, Matilda Proctor, and Madison Wheeler; life-long friend, Alma Lee Snow of Arkansas; and numerous other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband in 2009.


David Adrian Rountree

1962 – 2019

Funeral services for David Adrian Rountree, 56, of Alba, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, at First Baptist Church in Alba. Bro. Fred Morrow will officiate.

Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery in Quitman under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of Alba. Pallbearers will be Danny Brown, Jake Creel, Coby Carver, Tracy Tucker, Cody Tucker, Austin Milbourn, Robert Harrison and Monty McKenzie.

Mr. Rountree died on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at his home in Golden. He was born on September 15, 1962, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Pat Lee and Patricia Evelyn English Rountree. He married Teresa Gayle Lyles on March 3, 1994, in Alba. Mr. Rountree lived in Wood County most of his life, after moving from Arizona. He was a mechanic and owned D’s Automotive in Alba.

He is survived by his wife of Mineola; sons, James Preston Rountree of Golden and Thomas Lee Rountree of Golden; sister, Tracy McKenzie and husband Monty of Golden; sister-in-law, Kim Harrison and husband Robbie of Houston; brother-in-law, Tracy Tucker of Van; nieces, Allison McKinley, Tiffany Poole, Melissa Tucker Johnson; and nephews, Cody Tucker, Patrick Turner, Payton Turner and Justin Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation will be held at 12:00 noon at the church, prior to the funeral.