Obituaries

     
    Robert Wallace
Services for Robert Wayne Wallace, 24, Kemp, were held Jan. 10, 2007, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Jim Addison officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Wallace was born Sept. 19, 1982, in Dallas to Alfred R. Cardenas and Debra Arender Wallace and died Jan. 6, 2007, in Gun Barrel City. He was married to the former Amber Ross. He is preceeded in death by a grandmother Bonnie Wayne Wallace.
Survivors include his wife Amber, Kemp; daughter Madison Wallace, Kemp; mother Debra Arender and husband Gary, Mabank; brothers Lucas Wallace, Euless; Victor Lopez, Terrell; and Daniel Arender, Mabank; sisters Angela Arender, Mabank; Amy Cardenas, Kaufman; and Morgan Cardenas, Kaufman; stepsister Natasha Smith, Mabank; uncle and aunt Jack and Vickie Wallace, Kemp; mother and father-in-law Lori and James Ross, Kemp; sister-in-law Amanda Ross, Terrell; close family friends James and Diana Whiteley; and Bubba Whiteley; numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were James Whiteley, Jackie Wallace, Kevin Hazelip, B.J. Rider, Jeff Ingram, Pat Freeman, Brandon Teel, Michael Moore, Daniel Greg and Carroll Corker.
Memorials may be made to a special account at The First National Bank of Kemp.

Fred Shoemaker Sr.
Services for Fred Shoemaker Sr., 69, Tool, were held Jan. 10, 2007, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Shoemaker was born Sept. 26, 1937, in Harrisburg, Pa., and died Jan. 6, 2007, in Kemp.
He was a heavy equipment operator and veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife Joan Shoemaker, Tool; sons Fred Shoemaker Jr. and wife Bobbie, Tool; and James Shoemaker and wife Linda, Tool; brother Bill Shoemaker, Ohio; sister Lois Ferraino, Pennsylvania; grandchildren Fred Shoemaker III, Lisa, Brittni, Logan, Ryan, Brandon and Alina; and great-granddaughter Anita Shoemaker.

Thomas Groom
Services for Thomas David Groom, 61, Enid, Okla., were held Jan. 9, 2007, at the First Assembly of God Church, with Pastors Dan Barrick and Marilyn Murray officiating. Burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home in Enid, Okla.
Groom was born Oct. 20, 1945, in Wills Point to J. D. and Vivian (Moore) Groom, and died Jan. 6, 2007 in Enid.
Dave received his bachelorís of science degree from Southwestern Assembly of God College, in Waxahachie. He also served in the United States Air Force.
March 28, 1970, he married Shirley Ann Sullivan at the Spaulding Gardens Assembly of God Church in Enid, Oklahoma.
He was a salesman for Hughes Lumber Company for 27 years. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church where he was active in Royal Rangers, and also as a Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his wife Shirley; sons Jon Groom and wife Katrina; and Josh Groom, all of Enid; brothers Charles Groom and wife Tommi of Massillon, Ohio, Ron Groom and wife Judy, of Canton,Ohio, and Jerry Groom and wife June of Huntsville; sisters Shirley McClosky and husband Jerry of Frisco; Elsie McManus and husband Mike of Eustace; and Barbara Dumas and husband Clyde of Whitney; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents J. D. and Vivian Groom.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the First Assembly of God Church.

Billie Jean Granger
Services for Billie Jean Granger, 66, Styx, were held Jan. 9, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Van Quick officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Granger was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Dallas and died Jan. 5, 2007, in Styx.
She had lived in Styx for 10 years and was of the Baptist faith.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter Clovis Deann Angle, Kemp; brother James Dawdy, Seven Points; sister Sandra Morris, Kemp; family friends Denny Smith, Lorlarin Boyd and Hanna and Heavenly Smith.

Sharon Carmichael
Services for Sharon Gail Carmichael, 58, Gun Barrel City, were held Jan. 5, 2007, at Cedar Creek Memorial Park with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Carmichael was born June 9, 1948, in New York and died Jan. 2, 2007, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her grandson Nicholas Hodges.
Previously of Dallas, she had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past two years and was a homemaker.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband Thomas Carmichael, Gun Barrel City; sons James Gonzles, California; and Viron Row, Dallas; daughters Cathy Hodges, Seven Points; Patricia Doyle, Red Oak; and Mary Carmichael, Gun Barrel City; brothers Charlie and Lawrence Lewandoski, New York; and 12 grandchildren.

Jonathan Lane
Graveside services for Jonathan Eric Lane, were held Jan. 9, 2007, at Wilson Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Todd Peavy officiating under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Lane was born Aug. 10, 1974, in Bedford and died Jan. 6, 2007, in a Dallas hospital.
He was raised in Kaufman and graduated from Kaufman High School in 1992.
He worked for Thomas Protective Services for several years.
Survivors include his parents Jimmy and Karen Lane, Kaufman; and Nannie Glenn Lane, Terrell; brother Curtis Magee, Southlake; aunts, uncles and many other relatives and friends.