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October 2017 Obituaries

Anderson, Claudia Ellease; born May 31, 1915, Nash, Tex.; died July 21, 2017, Grand Prairie, Tex. Church membership: Arlington Southern Worship Center, Arlington, Tex. Surviving: daughter, Alice Anderson James, of Grand Prairie.; son, Spencer G. Anderson, Jr., of Mansfield; son, John E. Anderson, of Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Ella L. Anderson, of Grand Prairie; daughter, Lawanda Anderson Lumbard, of Arlington; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Gillham, Donald W.; born Jan. 31, 1937, Wayside, Tex.; died April 27, 2017, Austin, Tex. Church membership: Tulia, Tex. Surviving: daughter, Donna Jones, of Austin; daughter, Elana Tasker, of Israel; daughter, Heidi Medina, of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; daughter, Vicki Gillham, of Austin; son, Douglas Gillham, of New York City, N.Y.; brother, Stanley Gillham, of Claude, Tex.; brother, Chaney Gillham, of Bowden, N.D.; brother, Benjamin Gillham, of Greeley, Colo.; sister, Olla Gillham, of Wayside; sister, Laura Edwards, of Wayside; sister, Esther Mesnard, of Tulia.

Marquette, Rosetta J. Jones; born Mar. 10, 1938, Collinsville, Okla.; died May 22, 2017, Tulsa, Okla. Church membership: Pryor, Okla. Surviving: six children, Keith, Karen, KeAnn, Kerry, Korey, and Kelly; brother, Marlow Jones. Preceded in death by parents, Logan and Maurine Jones; two sisters, Mildred and Norma Jones; son, Kevin; and grandson, Rodney.

McArthur, Lucille Virginia Dodd; born January 29, 1917; died June 14, 2017, Granbury, Tex. Church membership: Granbury. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Jimmie Lee McArthur; five siblings; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law. Surviving: two grandchildren; six great grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Mylonas, Seth Owen; born January 6, 2016; died July 18, 2017, Ardmore, Okla. Surviving: parents, Terry and Teresa Mylonas; brother, Samuel Mylonas; sister, Elizabeth Mylonas; grandparents, Kathy Farrow, Willard Farrow and Tommy and Kathy Mylonas; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Sawyer, Ross W.; 72, of Ozark, Arkansas died Friday, March 3, 2017, in Ozark. He was a retired pastor at Ozark, Arkansas. He was born June 30, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe Wood and Mary Elizabeth Wiseman Sawyer. He was the oldest of thirteen children. After serving in Viet Nam he was a type manager for the Atlanta Constitution and Journal.  He attended evangelistic meetings after seeing an advertisement in a paper he was printing. After meeting and marrying his wife, Elaine Mullikin, he studied at Andrews University. He pastored the districts in Griffin, GA; Monroe, LA; Mountain Home, AR; and Ozark, AR. Pastor Sawyer is survived by his wife, Elaine Mullikin Sawyer of Ozark; a daughter, Tammy Johnson and husband Nathan of Brunswick, Maine; two grandchildren, Brinley and Braedan Johnson; and five brothers and seven sisters.

Simmons, Juanita Esther; born May 8, 1929, Guthrie, Okla.; died Oct. 31, 2016, Grand Prairie, Tex. Church membership: Central. Surviving: sisters Betty Haffner, Ramona Greenhaw; sons, Curt Simmons, of Grand Prairie; Craig Simmons, of Rocklin, Calif.; Scott Simmons, of Grand Prairie; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Paul.

Sweet, Toni Janine; born October 27, 1954, Lubbock, Tex.; died June 11, 2017, Amarillo, Tex. Church membership: Amarillo, Tex. Surviving: daughter, Amy Bailey, of Amarillo; brother, Rick Hudson, of San Antonio; brother, Alan Hudson, of Lubbock, ; sister, Sue Hart, of Austin.; sister-in-law, Cindy Wilbur, of  Amarillo; two grandchildren.

Walton, Carlton (Carl) Lancelot; born April 25, 1934, Silver Hill, Upper Demerara River, Guyana, South America; died May 16, 2017, Temple, Tex. Church membership: Killeen, Tex. Surviving: wife, Olga (Barrow) Walton; son, Carlyle (Astrid); daughters, Joy-Anne (Duane) and Simone; four grandchildren; siblings, Myrtle Hensley, Frank Walton, Desmond Percival, Michael Goodman, George Percival, Gordon Walton, Pauline Blankenfeldt, Cherill Caesar and Angela Goodman.

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