Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
  James Sutton
Services for James Ray Sutton, 77, Mabank, were held Jan. 21, 2008, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ayers officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Sutton was born July 18, 1930, in Dallas and died Jan. 18, 2008, in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents Effie and Tom Sutton, and brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Charline Sutton.
He was a tax consultant and worked for the City of Dallas in the tax department and the Dallas County Appraisal District in the tax department.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a deacon in the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Ann Bracey Sutton, Mabank; sons Jimmy Sutton and wife Patty, Mabank; Gary Sutton and wife Vickie, Oxnard, Calif.; and John Sutton and wife Janie, Arlington; brother Duane Sutton and wife Lavern, Mabank; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mike Hutchinson, Mike Goines, Calvin Bolin, David Bracey, Chance Sutton and Richard Sutton.

Sharon Holland
Services for Sharon Holland, 59, Kemp, were held Jan. 28, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Father Jerry Morriss officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Holland was born March 12, 1948, in Walsenburg, Colo. and died Jan. 26, 2008, in Plano.
Previously of Garland, she resided in Kemp for the past three years and was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church. She was a tax collector.
Survivors include her husband Bill, Kemp; son Brian Frank, Wylie; parents Bertha and Raymond Gaines, Corpus Christi; brother Doyal Gaines and wife Cara, Corpus Christi; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Pallbearers were James Blakeley, Terry Butler, Dan Heers, Bob Rice and John Threadgill.

Delbert Stevens
Services for Delbert Wendell Stevens, 72, Payne Springs, were held Jan. 30, 2008, at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Payne Springs with the Revs. Jack Bragg and Charlie Woodard officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Carroll Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Stevens was born Dec. 6, 1935, in Hopkins County to the late Della Irene Simpson and Eliga Delbert Stevens and died Jan. 27, 2008, in Malakoff. He was preceded in death by his brothers Welden and Rayford Stevens
He lived in Euless for 40 years prior to moving to Payne Springs in 1998. He served in the Army and was a machinist for Menasco for 41 years. He was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years Lois R. Stevens, Payne Springs; sons, Mark W. Stevens, Euless; and Paul D. Stevens, Arlington; daughter Gayle E. Perra, Hurst; stepson Don M. Stewart, Arlington; stepdaughter Vicky L. Price, Atkins, Ark.; brothers Virgil Stevens, Alvord; and Darrell Stevens, Mansfield; sister Edith Jones, Granbury; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Don Stewart, Mark Stevens, Paul Stevens, Fernando Perra, Rick Price and Shea Stewart.

Louis Sanders
Louis Sanders, 88, Mabank, was born March 21, 1919, in Lamar, Okla., and died Jan. 23, 2008, in Athens. Services were under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Louise and John C. Sanders, son Fred Sanders and daughter Sarah Tompkins.
He was a mechanic in the oil industry and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Previously of Oklahoma, he had resided in Mabank for the past eight years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Duncan, Okla., where he served as a deacon.
He retired from Haliburton after 32 years service. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Lodge in Duncan, Okla. and the American Legion in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include his wife Betty Sanders, Mabank; sons Robert Sanders and wife Diane, California; Larry Hensley and wife Laura, Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughter Shirley Haggard and husband Terry, California; brothers Bill and Henry Sanders, both of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Robert Bailey
Services for Robert Lee Bailey, 67, Kaufman, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman County with the Rev. David Carr officiating.
Interment will follow under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Bailey was born Aug. 26, 1940, in Kaufman to the late Nina Doris Martin and Ralph Bailey and died Jan. 27, 2008, in Kaufman.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kaufman.
Survivors include his wife Delores Bailey, Kaufman; daughters Suzanne Walker, Mabank; and Kim Ardis, Kemp; grandchildren Michael Bailey, Tonya Bailey, Clinton Ardis and Amanda Ardis; great-grandchildren Breydon, Ericka and Landon; and sister Nell Tidwell, Kaufman.
Pallbearers were Mike Bailey, Clint Ardis, Ken Clark, Charles Garner Sr., Charles Garner Jr. and Chad Garner.

Ruth Hazel Gibbs Bankston
Services for Ruth Hazel Gibbs Bankston, 90, Mabank, were held Jan. 26, 2008, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Ferguson officiating. Interment was in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Bankston died Jan. 22, 2008, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her parents Rosa Lee Barnes and Dr. Efraim Wilford Gibbs, husband Truman F. Bankston, brothers Dr. Leon Wilford Gibbs and Dr. Reagan Howard Gibbs and niece Elizabeth Ann Gibbs.
Bankston graduated from the Texas Masonic Home in Fort Worth and Texas State College for Women (Texas Women’s University) in Denton with a degree in chemistry.
She taught physics and chemistry at Paschal High School in Fort Worth for a number of years. She was active in several garden clubs specializing in flower arrangement and judging flower shows.
She held offices in the Order of the Eastern Star and participated in church activities all her life.
Survivors include her nephews and nieces Reagan Howard Gibbs Jr. and wife Margaret, Galveston; Judith Marie Gibbs, Baltimore, Md.; Janice Lee Gibbs, Temple; Barbara Gibbs Corbin, Huntsville; Mary Margaret Gibbs Fulton and husband John, San Antonio; Michael Alan Gibbs, El Paso; sister-in-law Eileen Eskew Gibbs, Lubbock; several grandnieces and grandnephews; numerous first cousins living in the Mabank area.

Edwin Green Jr.
Services for Edwin Thomas Green Jr., 78, Arlington, were held Jan. 30, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Green officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Green was born March 31, 1929, in Eustace and died Jan. 27, 2008, in Arlington.
Previously of Duncanville, he had resided in Arlington for the past two years and was of the Methodist faith. He graduated from Eustace High School in 1946, and Stephen F. Austin University in 1949. He was an aircraft administrator and veteran of the U.S. Navy .
He was owner of the Duncanville Rental Center and a member of the Lincoln Continental Owners Club and Friends of the Library.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Green, Arlington; daughters Diane Moore and husband John, Granbury; Suzie Shankle, Mabank; Holly Pierce, Arlington; and Kellie Jay, Arlington; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters Jane Watson, Big Springs; and Mitzi Suter and husband Chuck, Irving.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Charitable Foundation, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth TX 76102.

Laverne Satterwhite
Services for Laverne B. Satterwhite, 82, Tyler, were held Jan. 30, 2008, at the Chandler Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Maurice Barnes officiating. Burial was in the Malakoff City Cemetery.
Satterwhite was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Athens and died Jan. 27, 2008, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruby and Ernest Blakeney, husband James “Jim” Satterwhite, brothers Wayne Blakeney of Dallas, Huey Blakeney of Lott, Johnny, Jim and Fritz Blakeney, sisters Venita Lucas, Mary Killough and Winnie Ward.
Satterwhite was a beauty consultant for Fashion 220 and a lifelong resident of the Mabank/Malakoff area. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include daughter Brenda Abbot and husband Danny, Chandler; grandchildren Tammy Lackey and Kerri Flower; great-grandchildren Dustin, Colton and Jessica Lackey and Sierra Fowler.
Pallbearers were Jeff Lackey, Dustin Lackey, Keith Johnson, Matt Fower, Jordan Spurger and Estaban “Stevie” Enchandy.
Honorary pallbearers were Gary Summers, Hugh Lucas and James Frazier.

Leland Dosser
Services for Leland Dale “Jimmy” Dosser, 76, Tri-Cities, were held Jan. 30, 2008, at Cooper Funeral Home in Athens with Bill Hauck officiating.
Burial with military honors were held in Malakoff Cemetery.
Dosser was born Nov. 26, 1931, in Kerens to Clara Hinton and Walter Dosser and died Jan. 28, 2008, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rita Faye Dosser in 2005, and daughter Rhonda Elaine Dosser in 1957.
He attended Cross Roads and Malakoff schools and served in the Army in Berlin.
He worked as a roughneck and was a journeyman technician for Curtes Mathes, the Texas Department of Corrections and retired from Harvey Industries.
He was a member of Crescent Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter Teresa Dosser Kirkpatrick, Tri-Cities; son Roy Dosser, Tri-Cities; brother W.J. Dosser, Louisiana; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers were Robert Harris, Glen Smith, Michael Hughes, Joe Glasgow, Warren Authement and Joe Holder.
Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Johnson, Trenton Dosser and Pat Glasgow.