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William Chamness

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Funeral services for William Chamness, 87, of Yantis will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shannon Hassell, Travis Aven and William McDaniel officiating.

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with Dwight Germer, Freddie Chamness, Allen Lynn Chamness, Josh Chamness, Chaisen Chamness and Gary Aven serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be William McDaniel and Travis Aven.

Mr. Chamness died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.

He was born Feb. 4, 1926, in the Arbala community, the son of William Fletcher and Willie Alma (Nichols) Chamness.

He married Lottie Marie Owens on Aug. 2, 1945, in Marietta, Okla. She preceded him in death Nov. 30, 2013.

Mr. Chamness was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in the Dallas area and was also a builder. After returning to Hopkins County in 1950, he farmed, raised cattle and hauled milk. He also owned a trucking business.

Survivors include his children, Carolyn Kay Burgert and husband, Ronald, of Dallas, Billy Mack Chamness and wife, Sharon, of Sulphur Springs and Vicki Germer and husband, Dwight, of Grand Prairie; grandchildren Robby Chamness, Keisha Wilkinson, Chaisen Chamness, Tosha Michelle Bontrager and Zoe Germer; and great-grandchildren, Olivia Chamness, Nicholas Chamness, Michael Chamness, Madeline Chamness, Isabella Chamness and Kade Bontrager.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother Allen Ray Chamness and sisters Pauline Aven and Ruby Lorene.

Memorials may be made to the Arbala Cemetery Association, PO Box 111, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75483.

The online register can be signed at www.westoaksfuneralhome.com.




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