Obituaries

     
    Carolyn Gorman
Services and interment for Carolyn Gorman of Mabank will be held in Rockwall.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gordon Foster Brown Funeral Home in Athens. Gorman died Jan. 14, 2007, in Athens.

Kevin Lee Anthony
Services for Kevin Lee Anthony, Seagoville, were held Jan. 13, 2007, in the Chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Major Harvey Johnson officiating. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery.
Anthony was born Sept. 1, 1959, in Dallas to Harvey and Martha Cravey Anthony and died Jan. 9, 2007, in Seagoville. He was preceded in death by his father Harvey Anthony and a brother Jerry Anthony.
He was a water treatment plant operator for the City of Dallas.
Survivors include his daughter Alison Anthony, Seagoville; mother Eartha Anthony, Dallas; brothers Alan Anthony and wife Judy, Waxahachie; and Dennis and wife Judy, Kaufman; sister Major Ann and husband Major Harvey Johnson, Hampton, Va.; and brother Jerry Anthony.
Pallbearers were Richard Smalley, Brian Pasquinelli, Jared Johnson, Joe Lammons, Mickey Joe Lane and Lupe Maestas.
Honorary pallbearers were Cary and Tary Roundtree.

Fred Wade Hollis Jr.
Services for Fred Wade Hollis Jr., Dallas, were held Jan. 11, 2007, at Grove Hill Chapel. Interment followed at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dignity Memorial Grove Hill, 3920 Samuell Blvd., Dallas (214) 388-8887.
Hollis was a much loved and respected husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He died Jan. 8, 2007. He was born March 9, 1930, in Dallas, to Mabel Curry Hollis and Fred Wade Hollis Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a Master Mason in good standing more than 50 years with Trinity Valley Lodge 1048. Fred had a fun, loving spirit, and was always ready with a joke or two to share.
He made a lot of people smile with genuine happiness. He was a gentleman, a scholar and a true friend to many.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Suvivors include his wife Margola McCarter; his daughter and granddaughter Margie Ann and Kelly Crawford; son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Vera Hollis.

Maurine Collins
Services for Maurine W. Horton Collins, 101, Lovington, N.M., were held Jan. 13, 2007, in the first United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vergil Ichtertz officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home in Lovington, N.M.
Collins was born Jan. 1, 1906, in Kemp and died Jan. 10, 2006, at her residence in Lovington, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents George and Sarah Wright; husbands Buford Rushe Horton and Earl Collins; daughter Joann Hummer, grandson David Hummer, granddaughter Rebecca Lynn Shannon, eight sisters and four brothers.
She married Buford Rushe Horton April, 14, 1928, in Los Angeles, Calif., and then Earl Collins in 1964, in Roswell, N.M.
She was a master musician and played the organ, piano, guitar, fiddle and ukelele. She was organist and 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church. On her 100th birthday, there were five generations of women attending.
Survivors include her daughter Pat and husband Forrest Henry, Lovington, N.M.; sister Frances Warnell and husband Ben, Katy; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and special friends Ann Covey and Carol Streber.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, TX 76708, or Vista Care Hospice, 1515 Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

Maxine Foster
Services for Maxine Willett Foster, 83, Wills Point, were held Jan. 17, 2007, at the Wills Point International Outreach Church in Wills Point with Pastor Mike Williams officiating.
Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Foster was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Mabank and died Jan. 14, 2007, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Homer Jack Willett and Kenneth Foster and brothers Garfield, Henry and Thomas Brewer.
She was a homemaker and member of the Wills Point International Outreach Church. She married Homer Jack Willet who died June 9, 1963. She then moved to Wills Point and married Kenneth Foster in October, 1964. He died July 24, 1990.
She was employed by the Wills Point Independent School District for five years. She was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
She enjoyed reading, shopping, crafts and sewing.
Survivors include her son Tim Willett and wife Melanie, Plano; stepson Kenneth Foster II and wife June, Terrell; daughters Jackie Nabors and husband Boyce, Wills Point; and June Groom and husband Jerry, Huntsville; sister Patsy Walker and husband Charles, Burleson; sisters-in-law Rose Brewer, Canton and Laverne Brewer, Kaufman; stepgrandchildren Kenny, Brian and Angela Foster; great-grandchildren Erin, Matt and Kyle Shamburger; and Ben, Jack and Emma Watts.
Pallbearers were David Shamburger, Joe Watts, Chase Willett, Ben Watts, Matt and Kyle Shamburger.
Honorary pallbearers were special friends Frances Huff, Jean Livesay, Ruby Sowers, Mary Beth Hurley, Eva Langston and Emily Hollandsworth.

Ashley Walker
Services for Ashley Nicole Walker, 23, Carrollton, were held Jan. 17, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Steve Mankin, Monty Stanley and Morris Jones officiating. Interment was in Mankin Cemetery.
Walker was born May 12, 1983, in Dallas to Gary Dean Jones and Tammy Sue Wright and died Jan. 12, 2007, in Baylor Grapevine Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband David Eric Walker, Lewisville; mother and father Tammy and Gary Jones, Carrollton; daughter Angel Keara Walker, Carrollton; sister Britni Jones, Carrollton; maternal grandmother Ima Wright, Tool; and paternal grandparents Morris and Tessie Jones, Carrollton.

Bessie Crane
Services for Bessie Mae Bass Crane were held Jan. 15, 2007, in Gordon Foster Brown Funeral Chapel, Athens, with interment in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Crane was born Feb. 24, 1916, in Athens and died Jan. 13, 2007, in Belton.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She considered her life’s work and purpose fulfilled through her love and support of her husband as he served in the military 33 years.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law the Rev. Andy and Sharon Davis, Belton; six grandchildren and families Chuck and Jodie Crane Denum and Collin, Carter, Caleb and Chloe; David and Jenifer Crane, Makenna and Delaney; Stephen Crane; Julie Crane; Danny and Stephanie Davis; and Eric and Christy Davis Jackson, Davis and Asa; brother Olly Bass, Athens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Belton building fund.

Tom Poole
Services for Tom Poole, 51, Palmer, were held Jan. 16, 2007, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Teague officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Poole was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Natchitoches, La., and died Jan. 12, 2007, in Dallas.
He was a graphic designer and a veteran of the armed forces.
Survivors include his wife Diane Poole, Palmer; son Justin Thomas Poole, Palmer; daughters Jennifer Lee Poole, Venus; and Jessica; Diane Poole, Waxahachie; sisters Marjean Ussery, Ball, La.; Elaine Ragland, Ferris; Gloria Beets, Red Oak; and Julia Gardner, Dallas.
Pallbearers were Justin Thomas Poole, Brian Lee Harris, Mickey Hedgecoke, Mark K. Cooper, Rick Lee Grogan and Fabian Dexter Chapel.

Daisy Patrick
Services for Daisy Ruth Patrick, 68, Malakoff, were held Jan. 16, 2007, at Payne Cemetery with Paul McKinney officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Patrick was born May 5, 1938, in Malvern, Ark. to the late Bill Goessman and Lois Johnston, and died Jan. 11, 2007, in Malakoff. She was preceded in death by Charles E. Patrick and Sharon K. Williamson.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons Ricky and Diane Patrick, Tool; Nicky and Cathy Patrick, Gun Barrel City; Charles and Twana Patrick, Point La Vista; and Donnie Patrick, Athens; brother Bill Goessman, Arkansas; sisters Francis Riley, California; and Billie Tankersley, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Herbert Peach
Cremation arrangements for Herbert William Peach, 92, Tool, are under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. At this time no services are scheduled.
Peach was born Aug. 13, 1914, in Decatur to Ernest Paul and Clara Bertha Peach, and died Jan. 14, 2007, in Athens.
He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Tool and married the former Cathleen Potter in Dallas in 1941. She preceded him in death March 27, 2006.
Survivors include his son Clifton Peach and wife Theresa, Tool; daughters Carlene Reneau and husband Mike, Tool; and Judy Floyd of Van Zandt County; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Cathy Southard
Services for Cathy Lynn Southard, Kemp, were held Jan. 18, 2007, in The Chapel at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Brother James Ragsdale officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery.
Southard was born Nov. 4, 1959, to James and Ruth Lathan Irby and died Jan. 15, 2007, in Kaufman.
She married Luther Southard July 16, 1997. She had lived in the Lake area all of her life and was a member of the New Faith Tabernacle. She was an assistant nurse in nursing home care.
Survivors include her husband Luther, of Kemp; son Doug and wife Shannon of Kemp and Gun Barrel City; mother Ruth Hurlburt; brothers and sisters Diane and Billy Henderson, Seagoville; James and Sara Irby, Combine; Randy and Cathy Irby, Mabank; Becky Thomas of Log Cabin; Linda Arterburn, Seven Points; and Paul Irby.
Pallbearers were Randall Irby, Billy Irby, Cody Arterburn, Justin Arterburn, Dylan Arterburn, Russel Ragsdale, Billy Ragsdale and David Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers were Rushy Irby and Anthony Irby.