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  Kathryn Tanner
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. Funeral Home.
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.

Una Bonds
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.

Rita Mills
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 Athens.
Mills had resided in Mabank for the past 25 years, and was of the Pentecostal faith.
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.

Ruby Black
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 nephews.

John Kenyon
Memorial services are pending for John Kenyon, 57, of Mabank. Arrangements are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven Points.
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.


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