Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 4

Barbara Gardner

1927 – 2017

A private memorial for Barbara Gardner, 89, will be held in Point to celebrate her life.

Mrs. Gardner died on April 29, 2017. She was born on May 10, 1927, in Mausten, Wisconsin, to Paul and Dorothy Ewing. She married Marvin E. Gardner Jr. on March 1, 1953.

She loved fishing, camping, rock hunting, gardening, baking, working outdoors, birds, trees, flowers and plants of all kinds. Mrs. Gardner was a constant for all her loved ones. She was a devout Christian and was a member of the former Point United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Gardner is survived by her son, Michael Gardner of Diana; daughter, Sharon Curtis and husband William of Estes Park, Colorado; grandsons, Damon Dickey, Charles Dickey and wife Sherry, all from Loveland, Colorado; and great-granddaughters, Brooke Garrette McCollum, Kristara Michelle, Lela Ann “Little Annie,” Savanaha Abigail; and numerous other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband; son, Larry Gardner; brother, Robert Leon Ewing; and sister, Nancy Ruth Efird.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Good Samaritans in Emory.


Billie Edgar Harvey

1927 – 2017

Funeral services for Billie Edgar Harvey, 90, of Alba, were held on May 17 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel, Alba. Bro. Byron George officiated.

Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Alba. Pallbearers were Rusty Sherwood, Brent Sherwood, Jonathan Ralph, Ethan Ralph, Paul Cole, William Cole, Randy Crunk, Earl Green, David Cole and Billie Skiles.

Mr. Harvey died on May 14, 2017, at a Tyler hospital. He was born on February 14, 1927, in Alba to John Henry and Lula Harbin Harvey. He served in the army during WWII in Japan and lived most of his life in Wise County. He moved back to Alba in 1996.

Mr. Harvey was an office worker for Mitchell Energy Corporation for 11 years and was a member of the church of Christ.

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, O.L. Harvey, Walter Charlie Harvey and John Henry Harvey; and sisters, Ruby Sadler, Gracie Nutt, Ethel Pope, Bessie Prather, Jewell Wood, Elsie West, Mary Dell Holland and Atrell Cole.


Margaret Mary Mierzwik

1929 – 2017

A funeral service for Margaret Mary Mierzwik, 88, of Emory, was held on May 21 at Emory Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Piles officiated.

Interment followed in Emory City Cemetery.

Mrs. Mierzwik died on May 17, 2017, at Medical City McKinney. She was born on March 8, 1929, in Bremond, to Steven J. and Bessie Duhr. She married John Henry Mierzwik in Dallas on August 5, 1950.

During her working career, Mrs. Mierzwik was a bookkeeper for several companies, including J-Mar Recycle Shop. She was a member of several organizations including the Rains County Garden Club, TOPS, Rains County Chamber of Commerce, TEL, and the Ruth Sunday School Class at Emory Baptist Church. She loved flowers and plants.

Mrs. Mierzwik is survived by her son, Kenneth Mierzwik and wife Pat of Quinlan; daughter, Debbie Hernen and husband Mike of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two great-grandchildren.

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


Ernie Richardson

1930 – 2017

A memorial service for Ernie Richardson, 86, of Yantis, was held on May 20 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Luis M. Camacho officiated.

Mr. Richardson died on May 16, 2017, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. He was born on May 25, 1930, in Merkel, to Ace Lawton and Vonnie Lee Brummett Richardson. He served in the United States Air Force and later worked as a pilot for many large corporations. He was a Mason and was a member of the church of Christ. Mr. Richardson married Cora Fern Fulcher on June 4, 1948, in Lubbock.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Ernest Ace Lawton Richardson Jr. and wife Keresa of McKinney, John Henry Richardson and wife Susie of Tom Bean, Jeffery Don Richardson and wife Jolinda of Prosper; daughters, Maralyn Merchant of Yantis, and Mitzy Graybeal and husband Mike of Kansas City, Missouri; brothers, Edwin Richardson of Oklahoma, Jimmy Richardson and wife Mary Lou of Oklahoma; sisters, Clara Turnbull, Patricia Garvin and husband Paul, Phillis Blankenship, all of Oklahoma; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elvis Richardson, and Sonny Richardson; and sister, Nina Bounds.

Arrangements were under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home, www.west oaksfuneral home.com.