Margaret Ann Marcus

     Margaret Ann Marcus was welcomed into heaven by the angels and saints on April 5, 2014. She was born on November 10, 1930, in Tioga, Texas to John and Annie Pelzel.

     Margaret inspired everyone with her tireless service to her family and to her church. She was an active member of the Altar Guild at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America.

     Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Harold, brother Ronnie Pelzel, brother-in-law Donald Walterscheid, sister-in-law Polly Pelzel, daughter-in-law Wendy Marcus, and grandson Austin Tolnay.

     She is survived by her sons Gary Marcus and wife LouAnne, Glenn Marcus, Paul Marcus and wife Kimberly, Darrell Marcus and wife Tina; daughter Kathy Tolnay and husband Cotton; brothers Gene Pelzel and wife Emma, Johnny Pelzel and wife Martha, Bobby Pelzel and wife Sondra, Harold Pelzel and wife Sandy; sisters Evelyn Walterscheid, Marilyn Weber and husband Don, Jenny Dennis and husband Doug; six grandchildren Jessica Waters and husband J Alan, Ashley Cassano, Tiffany Tolnay, Haley Marcus, Sabrina Marcus, McKenna Marcus, Kylee Marcus; and one great grandchild Kate Waters, and many nieces and nephews.

     Visitation will be held at Jeter & Son Funeral Chapel, 4830 W. Illinois Ave, Dallas TX 75211, on Friday, April 11, from 5-8 p.m. with a Holy Rosary at 7 p.m.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 4015 S. Hampton, Dallas, Texas 75224. Interment will follow at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, DeSoto, Texas.

     The family suggests memorial donations to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School, 4019 South Hampton Road, Dallas, Texas 75224.

Finley Houston Miller

     Finley Miller, 100, of Pilot Point, died Wednesday April 2, 2014 at Pilot Point Care Center. Born September 13, 1913 in Grayson County, Texas, the first born of Presley Lee and Susie Shires Miller. 

     He is survived by a half-brother Mike (Karen) of Marysville, TN; sons Guan (Jenny) of Pilot Point and Keith (Linda) of Delta, CO; son-in-law Harold (Wanda) Hampton; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Presley (1980) and Susie (1976); wife, Mary (1986); daughter, Glendora Hampton (1995), son, Jimmy (2005); brothers J.T. (1990), Presley Gene (2009), Kenneth (2013), and sister Francis Larsen (2005).

     Visitation was held 6:00PM-8:00PM, Friday, April 4, 2014 at Slay Memorial Chapel of Pilot Point. A funeral service was held 10:00AM, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Slay Memorial Chapel of Pilot Point with Rev. Luther Slay officiating. Burial followed at Pilot Point Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons:  Thane Miller, Clint Miller, Jerry Miller, Curtis Hampton; great-grandsons: Jordan Bartel, Micah Bartel.

     Finley grew up in the farming community of Grayson County between the towns of Gordonville and Sadler. He married Mary Belle Blevins on November 16, 1934. They had been married 52 years when Mary passed away in 1986.

     Finley was a farmer, carpenter, and hardware store owner and operator for many years in Pilot Point. He was a slightly built man with a lot of energy and a mind of his own. He enjoyed his family, talking to anybody, deer hunting, the mountains of Colorado, and the expanses of western New Mexico. He is now free and able to walk down those timeless trails with the many loved ones who have been waiting a long time for him.

     Online condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center, Pilot Point.