Services for Kathryn Tanner of Kemp were held Jan. 8, 2009, at the Styx
Church of Christ with Ken Bell officiating. Interment followed at
Guthrie Cemetery in Styx under direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros.
Tanner was born Jan. 7, 1923, to the late James Medlock and Rose Ella
Shew Haley in Colorado City, and died Jan. 5, 2009, in Corsicana, two
days short of her 86th birthday. Her sister, Una “Cotton” Haley Bonds of
Kaufman, died the next day (see related obituary).
Tanner was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Tanner, grandson,
Johnny Ray Murrey, and brothers and sisters, Julie, Jake, Bud, Little
Heart, Ruby, LeRoy and Grady.
She is survived by her loving children, Rose Henning and husband Kevin
of Lone Star, Judy Ann Murrey of Styx and Horace Edward Tanner and wife
Judy of Styx; grandchildren Melissa Thomas of Sunnyvale, Daniel Potak
and wife Ashley of Euless, Cindy Badgett and husband Bobby of Styx,
Jesse Murrey of Styx, Caroline Neagle of Plano and Tod Tanner and wife
Letty of Styx.
She also is survived by great-grandchildren Meagan Taylor, Tanner
Delacerda, Nicole Potak, Natalie Potak, Christian Badgett, Ethan Badgett,
Colton Murrey, John Murrey, Daniel Murrey, Kristina Anderson, Delan,
Alex, Kathryn and Thalia Tanner, Darin, David Lee and Katelyn Neagle;
great-great-grandchildren, Chance Murrey and Kaitlyn Strawn; brothers
and sisters, Ester, Jimmy, Geraldine, Betty, Bill and Jack; numerous
nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Services for Una “Cotton” Haley Bonds, 92, Kaufman, were held Jan. 9,
2009, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel. Interment followed at Shiloh
Cemetery under direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home.
Bonds was born Dec. 16, 1916, to the late Rose Ella Shew and James
Medlock Haley in Colorado City, and died Jan. 6, 2009, in Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewel Bonds;
great-great-great-grandson, Jayden Ryan McDonald; brothers and sisters,
Julie, Jake, Bud, Little Heart, Ruby, LeRoy, Grady and Kathryn Tanner of
Kemp, who died the night before (see related obituary).
She is survived by her loving daughter, Margie Halbert of Kemp;
granddaughter, Jean Ann Warner and husband Neal of Kaufman;
great-grandchildren Tad, Chris, Melissa, Jordan and Cindy;
great-great-grandchildren Brooke, T.J., Cody, Toni, Ava and Jack; and
great-great-great-grandchildren, Madison, Noah and Harlowe; brothers and
sisters Ester, Jimmy, Geraldine, Betty, Bill and Jack.
Services for Rita Mills, 45, of Mabank are set for 10 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 10, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Eustace with the Rev. Paul
McKinney officiating under direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Mills was born Jan. 9, 1963, in Grand City, Ill., and died Jan. 3 in
Mills had resided in Mabank for the past 25 years, and was of the
She was a home aide caregiver.
She is survived by two sons, Edward Gutting of Mesquite and James
Gutting of Allen; three daughters, Dominique Kelley, Heather Kelley and
Hanna Kelley, all of Payne Springs; two brothers, David Mills of Mabank
and Bourbon Stark of Illinois; and three sisters, Janice Hohbrtz of
Grand Prairie, Helen Mills of Corpus Christi and Lisa Carr of Mabank.
A memorial service for Ruby L. Black is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7,
2009, at the Messiah Baptist Church, 7101 Baker Blvd. in Richland Hills.
Black died Dec. 26, 2008, following a lengthy illness.
She had been a long-time member and secretary at Harbor Baptist Church
in Payne Springs before moving to Richland Hills, where she was a member
at Messiah Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Black, parents Mattie
Lou (Echols) and Bennie Tillison Sr., brother Bennie Tillison Jr.,
sister and brother-in-law LaVonne and James Feldhacker, brother-in-law
Richard Sappington, and aunt and uncle Ruby and Judson Hodges.
Black is survived by daughter and son-in-law Deanna and Johnny Haley,
granddaughter and husband Jessica and Craig Wilson, and
great-granddaughter Jaylee Wilson.
She is also survived by her sister, Jessie Sappington, stepdaughter and
husband Joan and Michael Black Van-Zandt, along with numerous nieces and
Memorial services are pending for John Kenyon, 57, of Mabank.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven
Kenyon was born June 29, 1951, in Dallas, the son of the late Gladys and
Warren Kenyon, and died Jan. 5, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
Kenyon was a self-employed wrecker driver.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Hart, sons John Riley and wife Dana
Crow Kenyon and Taylor Kenyon; daughters Debbrah Kenyon, Amber Kenyon
and Kimberly Davault; brother Glenn Edward Kenyon; sister Kathy Svoboda;
and eight grandchildren.