July 29, 2020 – To honor the untimely death of our outstanding jurist, Justice David L. Bridges, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has directed county judges in the Fifth Court’s jurisdiction to lower flags to half-staff on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Flags on the Texas Capitol Building will also be lowered.
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Scott Lawrence Self May 9, 1950 – June 30, 2020 Eight Bells Scott Self was born to Dr. Stanley Allen and Gloria Rust Self in Victoria, Texas. In 1963 the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Paschal High School in 1968. During those years in Fort Worth, Scott learned to sail […]
(ROCKWALL, TX – July 1, 2020) Sail With Scott founder and former Rockwall mayor Scott Self passed away on June 30th. Scott succumbed to complications with cancer while on hospice at his home at the age of 70. To call Scott an experienced sailor would be an understatement. He first learned at the young age […]
(ROCKWALL, TX – May 23, 2020) It is with great sadness that we share news of Father George Patrick Monaghan, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall and a priest of the Diocese of Dallas for 40 years, who died May 18, two days after his 67th birthday. Visitation will be […]
William “Bill” Joseph Flannery III passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020, with his favorite person in the world by his side—his beloved wife of nearly 30 years, Sheila. Bill was 79 when he went to be with our Lord in Heaven. Bill was born in Garden City, New York, on October 6, 1940 to […]
(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 3, 2019) When people thank me for my service (24 years), my response is normally, “Thank you; it was my honor.” Sometimes in my head I think, “If you only knew how awesome it was be a Mohawk pilot, to be associated with that mission!” On November 1, the Mohawk community of […]
(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 24, 2019) The community is welcome as Reese Manor Senior Housing dedicates a memorial garden to longtime resident Kathryn Hall, who passed away last April at 98 years old. Kathryn lived in Rockwall her entire life, and was considered a family member of the Rockwall Housing Authority for 14 years. During […]
(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 15, 2019) Marion Albright, 89, of Lawton, OK, passed from this life surrounded by her family on October 11, 2019. Having been born in Duke, OK, in 1930, she was a longtime resident of Lawton, OK, until moving to Rockwall, TX, in 2013 to be near family. Marion was an elementary school […]
Visitation 6-8PM Friday, July 26 Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75243 Celebration of Life 11AM Saturday, July 27 First Baptist Church, 610 S. Goliad, Rockwall, TX 75087. Reception to follow. (ROCKWALL, TX – July 23, 2019) Ryan James Roberson went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2019 with […]