Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 25

Vertis Ray Bay Jr.

1948 – 2017

Graveside services for Vertis Ray Bay Jr., 69, were held on October 13 at Luke Tipton Cemetery. Rev. Dr. George M. Demmerritte of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Itasca officiated.

Mr. Bay died on October 8, 2017, at his home in Hillsboro. He was born on July 27, 1948, in Dallas, the eldest son of Vertis Ray Bay Sr. and Freida Kunze Bay. He grew up in Dallas, attended local schools, and graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School. Mr. Bay was an ordained Baptist minister and worked for many years with the U.S. Postal Department in Dallas and in the grocery field in Emory, Greenville and Waco, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Itasca.

Mr. Bay is survived by his

He was preceded in death by his parents; and half-brother, Adolph Oswald Kunze.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Bays’s name to UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at utsouthwestern.edu/

Charles Leighton Hooten

1930 – 2017

A funeral service for Charles Leighton Hooten, 87, of Point was held on October 16 at Point Church of Christ with Arles Vandiver officiating.

Interment followed in Lone Star Cemetery.

Mr. Hooten died October 12, 2017, at Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano. He was born in Point on August 26, 1930, to Enos Franklin and Jessie Lee Parker Hooten. Leighton proudly served his country in the United States Army. He married Peggy Jean Robinson on May 31, 1954, in El Paso. They were married 60 years. Leighton worked many years for General Motors as a shipping/receiving clerk and he was a member of United Auto Workers Union. Leighton also worked hard all his life as a farmer and a cattle rancher. He was a member of Point Church of Christ.

Mr. Hooten is survived by son, Clay Hooten and wife Wendy of Greenville; daughter, Starla Childress and husband Bobby of Forney; brothers, Dail Hooten and wife Boots, Larry Hooten and wife Brenda, and Teddy Joe Hooten and wife Gay, all of Point; grandchildren, Beau Hooten and wife Luu, and Laci Samuel and husband Justin, great-grandchildren, Olivia and Abby Hooten; numerous other loving nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, in 2014; brother, Richard Hooten; and sister, Virginia Adair.

Arrangements were made by Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory. An online guestbook may be signed for the family at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneral home.com.

Tonya Denise Jacobs Moke

1978 – 2017

A memorial service was held for Tonya Denise Jacobs Moke, 39, of Emory on October 14 at Assembly of God in Emory. Montie Parker officiated.

Ms. Moke died on October 8, 2017, at her home in Emory. She was born on March 21, 1978, in Sulphur Springs.

She attended Rains and Miller Grove schools and graduated from Miller Grove High School in 1996.

She is survived by her mother, Anita Potts Evans; father, Kenneth Jacobs; children, Ty Jacobs, Travis Moke and Mariah Moke; grandparents, Audrey Potts and Pat Underwood; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Travis Potts and Bobby Jacobs; and uncle, Ray Potts.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home of Quinlan.