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
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