Luke Gray took advantage of the rare snowfall that hit Van Zandt County Jan. 10 to make a snowman and learned to sled. The county was covered with snow as temperatures hovered in the low 30s throughout the day and night.
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Eight miles from the nearest town, our ranch felt like a sanctuary. Until it didn’t.
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A celebration of Life for Dianne Smith will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 23, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Canton. Dianne went to be with the Lord on Dec. 10, 2020.
Daniel Dwayne Ballard was born June 15, 1958, in Grand Saline, and passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 6, 2021, at his recent residence of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Inez Dale, 77, died on Dec. 28, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, due to non-COVID related respiratory failure. She lived in Canton and Fruitvale since 1986 with her husband, Dick Dale, who preceded her in death in 2010. For nearly 20 years, she served diligently as the primary caregiver at the Van Zandt County Children’s Shelter and is survived by countless foster youth and their families.
A funeral service was held for Jeanne Elizabeth Shinn, 84, of Gun Barrel City, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Schauer officiating.