Oak Hill  Cemetery Obits

Van Zandt Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by  Elaine Nall Bay and Patricia Nall

Oak Hill Cem (Edgewood, Van Zandt Co.)

Funeral services for Doris Rae Phillips, 78, of Edgewood are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Edgewood Church of Christ with Mr. Ken Maddox and Mr. Ed Stover officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

She passed away early Sunday morning, May 11, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

Doris Rae was born October 29, 1929, in the Morince Community near Edgewood, the daughter of O. T. "Pas" Pickens and Lydia Caroline Wade Pickens. She was a lifelong resident of Edgewood, graduating from Edgewood High School in 1946.

She married Vernon Richard Phillips September 16, 1950, in Canton. During her life, she was employed by Continental Trailways Bus Company and the Federal Reserve Bank, both in Dallas. Later, she was employed by the City of Edgewood as a water department clerk, retiring in 1997, after 15 years of service. She enjoyed gardening, yard work and being with family and friends. Doris Rae was a faithful member of the Edgewood Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon R. Phillips of Edgewood; three sons, Richard Phillips and wife Karen, Jay Phillips and Tim Phillips, all of Edgewood; two brothers, Doug Pickens of West Tawakoni and Don Pickens and wife Vauda Rae of Wills Point; sister Betty Phillips and husband Alvin of Grand Saline; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, O. T. and Lydia Pickens, and brother, Billy Paul Pickens, and two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Pickens and Gisela Pickens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas or the American Cancer Society. ~ ~ ~ The Rains County Leader, Tuesday, May 14, 2008

Rains County Leader
May 3, 2005

Mark Shiflet

Services for Mark Stephen Shiflet, 41, of Edgewood, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, at Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home chapel, Edgewood, with the Rev. Lynn Mullins officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Keith Rogers, Henry Gentle, Danny Gilliam, James Strebeck, Matt James and Jimmy Garrett.  Mr. Shiflet died April 30 in Terrell.  He was born January 2, 1964, in Wills Point to Harold and Elada Shiflet. He grew up and graduated from high school in Edgewood. He owned and managed Shiflet Produce in Edgewood and was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife of three years, Tonya Strebeck Shiflet of Edgewood; step-sons, Bradley and David; step-daughter, Heather; parents, Harold and Elada Shiflet of Edgewood; brothers, Melvin Shiflet of West Tawakoni and Michael Shiflet of Edgewood; and other relatives.