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  Sharon Williamson
Services for Sharon Williamson, 59, Azle, were held Jan. 17, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Rick Lemons officiating. Interment was in Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Williamson was born March 31, 1949, and died Jan. 14, 2009, in Azle.
She was a homemaker. Previously of Hutchins, she had resided in Azle for the past three years and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Forney.
Survivors include her husband James Williamson, Azle; sons James Williamson Jr., Forney; and Robert Williamson, Azle; grandchildren Cody and Austin Williamson, both of Azle; and Macy Williamson, Forney; brothers Wayne French, Kaufman; and Frankie French, Massachusetts; many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jamie French, Michael French, Drew Fuller, David Fuller, Jim Bob Willett and Frank Tricomi.

LaDell Yardley
Services for LaDell Yardley, 92, Payne Springs, were held Jan. 18, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Merchant officiating. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Yardley was born Jan. 8, 1917, in Hubbard and died Jan. 14, 2009, in Athens.
She was a seamstress and had resided in Payne Springs for the past 14 years. She was a member of the Southern Baptists of Texas.
Survivors include her son Roger Yardley, Payne Springs; daughters Joyce Pearcy, Payne Springs, and Carolyn Sames, Las Vegas, Nev.; sister Marjorie Armstrong, California; five grandsons, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ray Pearcy, Terry Pearcy, Keith Sames, Kelly Gill, Kevin Gill and Bobby Pearcy.

Bobby Joe Griffin
Graveside services for Bobby Joe Griffin were held Jan. 19, 2009, in the Shiloh Cemetery with Ray Owens officiating under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp.
Griffin was born Feb. 25, 1954, in Phillips, Miss., to Dorothy and Jessie Griffin.
He lived in the Kemp area for the past 14 years and was a truck driver by trade, but a “jack of all trades.”
Survivors include his wife Jean Griffin and mother Dorothy Griffin, both of Kemp; brother Carl Ray Griffin, Indianola, Miss.; sister Jo Ann Bridges, Dayton; daughters Jessie Lynn Griffin and Sammie Jo Griffin, both of Kemp; sons Bobby Joe Griffin, Fair, Mo.; Richard Griffin, Sardis, Miss.; and Josh Jarvis, Gun Barrel City; as well as 10 grandchildren, six nephews and two nieces.

Annie Robertson
Services for Annie Parker Robertson, 76, Malakoff, were held Jan. 19, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Malakoff, with brothers Hamp Manning and Nathan Lorick officiating. Burial was in Malakoff Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Robertson was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Iola to the late Annie Taylor and Isaac Parker and died Jan. 16, 2009, in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Lee Robertson, and a brother, Lloyd Parker.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff.
Survivors include her husband Travis Robertson; son Jimmy Lynn and wife Beverly Robertson, Cross Roads; brother Wilton Parker, Sugarland; grandchildren Travis Robertson, Ricky Robertson, Brendon Jenkins and Micha Jenkins; and great grandchildren Blake Jenkins, Dylan Jenkins, B.J. Jenkins and Carla Robertson.
Pallbearers were Travis Robertson, Ricky Robertson, Bill Faulk, Jerry Stone, Ricky Carson and George Brooks.

Robert Hattersley
Memorial services for Robert “Bobby” Wayne Hattersley, 40, were held Jan. 17, 2009, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Josh McDonald officiating.
Hattersley was born Feb. 15, 1968, in Dallas and died Jan. 14, 2009, in Waxahachie.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Marge and Al Hattersley “Nana and Popa,” great-grandparents Maurine “Mom-Ma’” and Marie Elsenboss “Nana Ree,” who watched him grow up and were such a part of his life.
He loved fast cars, boating and four-wheeling, the outdoors and restoring cars. His heart was the size of Texas and his smile and blue eyes could open any door.
His mom and dad will miss him and love him forever.
Survivors include his parents Lois Anne Choate, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Wayne Hattersley, Gun Barrel City; son Brandon Hattersley, Gun Barrel City; daughter Ashli Hattersley, Ovilla; sisters Jennifer O’Conner, Las Vegas, Nev.; Cindy DeLoach Colorado Springs, Colo.; Amy Smith, Dallas; grandparents Mary and Bob Choate, Dallas; uncle Warren Hattersley, Waxahachie; aunts Norma Auvenshine, Rockwall, and Ann Lill, Portland, Ore.; and best friend, his dog “Simon,” who went everywhere with him.

Billy Winfrey Jr.
Services for Billy Warner Winfrey Jr., 75, Kemp, were held Jan. 18, 2009, at the Optimist Club building in Seven Points, with Jim Scrimshire officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Winfrey was born Jan. 25, 1933, in Dallas to the late Dorothy and Otto Carl Winfrey and died Jan. 15, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Lee Winfrey.
He was a self-employed locksmith and a member of the First Baptist Church in Tool and the Seven Points Optimist Club.
Survivors include his wife Norma Jean Winfrey; daughters Sandra Jean and husband John Kotrof, Rockwall; and Donna Lee Winfrey, San Antonio; son Bill Winfrey, Kemp; grandchildren Kristi Jamelle Dunn, Jonathan P. Lynas and Shannon Lynas; and great-grandchild Auggie Dunn.

Lorin Motley
Services for Lorin Motley, 60, Kemp, are pending with Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Motley was born Feb. 18, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo., and died Jan. 17, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Conley Motley.
He was employed by Yellow Freight Lines as a truck driver.
Survivors include his son Joe Motley, daughter April Motley and four grandchildren.

Billy Sherburne
A memorial service for Billy R. Sherburne, 35, Eustace, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Sherburne was born Dec. 29, 1973, in Oklahoma City, Okla., and died Jan. 14, 2009, in Tyler.
He had resided in Eustace most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was an auto body restorer.
Survivors include his daughter Michal Kammerer; mother Gloria Young, Mabank; sister Christina Roethlisberger and husband Robert, Richardson; aunts, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Jesse W. McGill
Services for Jesse W. McGill, 57, Gun Barrel City (formerly of Hanford, Calif.), were held Jan. 10, 2009, at Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
McGill was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Lamesa to Irene and Frank McGill, and died Jan. 7, 2009, in Athens.
Survivors include his partner Bonnie Carroll; son Jessie McGill Jr. and wife Viviana; daughters Kristi Johnson and husband Chris; Misty Hutchins and husband Chris; mother Irene Dodd; sister Jeanetta “Nettie” Jones and husband Charlie; niece Tammy Staples and husband Tim; nephews Frank Boettcher and wife Joann; forever “wifey” Yolanda McGill; eight grandchildren and many other extended family members, friends and loving brothers.

Doris Jones
Graveside services for Doris Jones, 87, Mabank, were held Jan. 21, 2009, in Athens Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Jones was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Mabank and died Jan. 18, 2009, in a Mabank nursing home.

Remona Irvin
A private memorial service for Remona Irvin, 64, Mabank, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Irvin was born Nov. 22, 1944, in Marion, Va., and died Jan. 12, 2009, in Mabank.
She was a homemaker and had resided in Mabank since 1981. She was a very loving person to everyone.
Survivors include her husband Lee McGibboney, Mabank; sons Michael Irvin and wife Kelsey, California; and Roger Irvin and wife Latisha, Bedford Euless; stepson Odie McGibboney, Mabank; brother Ronnald Miller and Karen Cales, West Va.; sister Shelby Miller, North Carolina; mother Ruth Miller, Rich Creek, Va.; grandchildren Gabreil and Christa Irvin; sisters-in-law Pam Meis and husband Chuck, Garland; Dortha Barnes and husband Richard, Big Sandy; and Sissie Mason and husband David; brother-in-law Rickey McGibboney, Athens; mother-in-law Sandie Dooley, Henderson; and aunt Pat Hash.

William Boykin Jr.
A memorial service for William A. “Bill” Boykin Jr., 91, formerly of Trinidad, will be at a later date. As per his wishes, his body will be cremated. Services are under the direction of the Fredericksburg Funeral Home.
He died Jan. 19, 2009, in Fredericksburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary E. Sansom and William A. Boykin, first wife Virginia Boykin, sons Frank William and Carroll Ray Boykin, and two sisters.
He served as a SeaBee with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a plumbing foreman with a commercial construction company until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife Alice Pendergrass Boykin, Fredericksburg; son Charles Boykin and wife Mayumi, Clearwater, Fla.; former daughter-in-law Judy Hutcherson, Fredericksburg; grandchildren Michelle Mosher, Brady; and Kendanne Althizer, Hawaii; one great-grandchild; sister Kathryn Culbertson, Del Rio; and brother John D. Boykin and wife Frances, Turlock, Calif.

Gladys Mixon
Services for Gladys Maurine Tate Mixon, 99, Mabank, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday (today), Jan. 22, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley and Rusty Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mixon was born July 19, 1909, in Kaufman County to Texanna Whittenburg and Albert Martin Tate and died Jan. 18, 2009, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by husband Howard in 1961, sons J.R., Horice, Garvin, Billy and Marvin, and daughter Iris.
She was a homemaker. She married Joseph Howard Mixon April 11, 1929, in Kaufman.
To this union was born 10 children. She had a “ready-made” family, as her husband had six children.
She resided on Tarlton Road in Mabank since 1960, and spent her last three years in the Mabank Nursing Home, where she found and enjoyed another family who loved and cared for her.
Survivors include her children Frances Louise Hargrove, Texarkana; Peggy Rogers, Mabank; Morris Lee Mixon and wife Mary, Kemp; Bobby Clyde Mixon, Mabank; Sue Nan Rogers, Roswell, N.M.; Linda Kay Wolfgang and husband Bill, Plano; Donny Wayne Mixon and wife Sandra, Mabank; Judy Boehme and husband Jerry, Mabank; and Marzette Boehme and husband Keenon, Mabank; 100-plus grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, plus nieces, nephews and many friends.

Ruby Rogers
Services for Ruby Faye Kee Rogers, 83, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday (today), Jan. 22, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Malakoff with Pastors Nathan Lorick of First Baptist Church, Malakoff, Joe Warren, First Presbyterian Church, Athens, and James Howard, First Assembly of God, Eustace officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Malakoff Cemetery.
Rogers was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Concord, to Bertha Nichols and Carson Kee, and died quietly in her sleep Jan. 19, 2009, with her daughters LaDona and Paula with her.
She and Walter LeRoy Rogers were married April 13, 1946, in Henderson County and were married for 53 years before he passed away in September, 1999.
She was preceded in death by husband Leroy, son-in-law Robert S. Davis, brothers Ira, Noble and J.C. Kee, sisters Margarie Laird and Audrey Garrett.
Rogers was a member of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff for more than 58 years. She taught Sunday School for 15 years in the children’s department.
She worked summers for 15 years with the Bible School program and sang in the choir for more than 30 years.
She took a part-time job with the U.S. Postal Service in 1966, and it turned into a full-time position as clerk.
In 1978, she was named Postmaster of Malakoff. She loved this position because she was able to see the people on a daily basis. She retired April 1, 1986, and that day was named “Ruby Rogers Day” by the local mayor.
After the death of her husband, she began to work as a volunteer for East Texas Medical Center. She would check the medical list and if she knew the patient well, she would make a special visit to their rooms, bringing a smile to those who needed one.
She is survived by daughters LaDona R. Davis, Malakoff; and Paula K. McCollum and her husband Bill, Springtown; grandchildren Shannon Allen and husband John, Eustace; Scott McCollum and wife Linda, Redmond, Wash.; and Nathan Nichols Davis, Malakoff; great-grandchildren who gave her much joy J.C. Cook and Mitchel Cook, Eustace; Jace Davis, Malakoff; and Ava and Presley Allen, Eustace; sister Minnie Clem; brother Vernon Kee; and a host of nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers were grandsons Scott McCollum and Nathan Davis, great-grandsons J.C. and Mitchel Cook, brothers-ion-law Leamon Rogers and Herman Rogers, nephew Billy Clem and family friend Larry Liner.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill McCollum, John Allen, brother-in-law Benny Rogers, Wayne, Gary and Sherman Clem, Danny Kee, Dr. Guin Fulgham and Reagan Rogers.


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