Celebration of Life: Services for Joanne Elizabeth (Grischy) Stranne

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 13, 2017) Joanne Elizabeth (Grischy) Stranne, age 83 of Rockwall, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on January 11, 2017.  She was born on October 10, 1933 ,in Cincinnati, Ohio, to John and Bertha (Reitzes) Grischy.  After raising their family in Columbus, Ohio, Joanne and her husband moved to Rockwall […]

Celebration of Life: Services for Robert Woodrow ‘Woody’ Barnes

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 7, 2016) Robert Woodrow “Woody” Barnes passed away on Monday, September 5 at the age of 71 years old. He now is able to rest in the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ. His memorial will be held Friday, September 9 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas. […]

Disc golf tourney honors memory of Rockwall grad, draws players from across the country

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 26, 2015) Nearly 200 disc golf players from around the country honored the memory of 2011 Rockwall High school graduate Nick Hyde by participating in the Nick Hyde Memorial Disc Golf Tournament held at Harry Myers Park on April 11-12. The huge event saw 190 registered participants – some from as […]

150 Aggies, guests gather for Rockwall County A&M Club’s Annual Muster

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 24, 2015) The Rockwall County A&M Club held its annual Muster on April 21.  Muster is one of the most sacred of Aggie Traditions.  It is a time look to the past, present, and future…not only to grieve but to reflect and to celebrate the lives that connect us to one another. […]

Dedication ceremony held at cemetary for War of 1812 veteran

Dedication ceremony held at cemetary for War of 1812 veteran

(Jan. 26, 2015) On Saturday, Jan. 24, the Craig Austin Rowley Chapter of The Society of the War of 1812 and the John Cavet Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 held a Dedication Ceremony at the William Angus Ferris Cemetery for Benjamin Dye, a veteran of the War of 1812. Benjamin Dye, a […]

Hanna4Hope Color Splash Run to raise awareness about teen suicide

ROCKWALL, TX. (August 30, 2014)  The 2nd Annual Hanna 4 Hope Color Splash Trail Run/Walk will be Saturday, September 13, rain or shine, at Squabble Creek Trail,2201 N. Lakeshore Drive in Rockwall. Hundreds of community members, classmates, friends and family are expected to participate in memory of Rockwall High School freshman Hanna Clark, who took her […]

Hanna 4 Hope Color Splash Trail Run/Walk to raise awareness about teen suicide

ROCKWALL, TX. (July 14, 2014)  The 2nd Annual Hanna 4 Hope Color Splash Trail Run/Walk will be Saturday, September 13, rain or shine, at Squabble Creek Trail,2201 N. Lakeshore Drive in Rockwall. Hundreds of community members, classmates, friends and family are expected to participate in memory of Rockwall High School freshman Hanna Clark, who took her […]

Royse City Chamber names scholarship in honor of First Lady Ouida Baley

Royse City Chamber names scholarship in honor of First Lady Ouida Baley

ROYSE CITY (February 17, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce has announced they will be naming their annual college scholarship in honor of Ouida Baley, the First Lady of Royse City, who passed away last night. “I can’t even begin to describe the impact she has had on this community and how loved she […]

Community Yard Sale Sunday to help family of Savana Hicks

ROYSE CITY (January 24, 2014) There will be a community-organized  Yard Sale and Vendor Fair in the Verandah neighborhood (north of Rockwall, intersection of I30 and FM 2642 in Royse City) on Sunday, January 26th, to support family of Savana Hicks. Donate unwanted items and come shop. Fourteen-year-old- Savana Hicks, a Royse City Middle School student, […]

Celebrating the Life of Bonnie Jean Eckert

Celebrating the Life of Bonnie Jean Eckert

Gathering Saturday, Nov. 23 at daughter’s home (November 21, 2013) Bonnie Jean Eckert was born Nov. 1, 1924 to Harry and Agnes Smith in East Liverpool, Ohio.  She died at home on her mother’s birthday, Nov. 19, 2013.  A Celebration Gathering in honor of Bonnie will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at her daughter’s home, […]