Murry D. Lewis
Services for Murry Donald Lewis, 67, Wills Point and former longtime Connerville, Okla. resident, were held Jan. 31, 2007, at Blue Baptist Church in Connerville, Okla. Interment was in Connerville Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Payne and Dennis R. Woods officiating under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service in Atoka, Okla.
Lewis was born Jan. 21, 1940, to Arthur Earl and Edna Arles Lewis, Connerville, Okla. and died Jan. 27, in Lewisville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Bonnie Sue Stevenson.
He attended Connerville, Okla. schools and married Rose Marie Pittman in 1955 in Ardmore, Okla. He later married Virginia Heathcock Morrison May 14, 1988 in Wills Point.
He began his career at age 16 with Dick Cole Trucking of Connerville, and later worked for Campbell 66, Jones Freight Lines and CF Trucking for a total of 45 years. He was a member of the Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints of Wills Point. He was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union Local 45.
Survivors include his wife Virginia Lewis, Mabank; children Donna Marie Swaim and husband Scott, Tishomingo; Murry Maurice Lewis, Connerville, Okla.; Donald E. Lewis and wife Bonnie, Lewisville; stepson Kenneth Briggs and wife Susan, Lewsiville; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brothers William E. Lewis, Mabank; Glen Lewis, Trophy Club; Richard Lewis, New Boston; sister Betty Teafatiller, McKinney; uncle Billy Lewis and wife Margaret, Natchitoches, La.; aunt Maudie Lowery, Phoenix, Ariz.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many dear and loved friends.
Pallbearers were grandsons Tommy Donald Brooks, Michael Maurice Lewis, Donald Christopher Lewis, Lance Mark Rogers, Charles Edward Mayo, Jimmy Don Teafatiller, Victor Lewis and Melvin Ray Teafatiller.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Boley, David Leverett, Joe Cooper, Sterling Dowdy, Dorman Paulk and Johnny Walker.
A memorial service for Robert Lynn Oldham, 62, Kemp, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Oldham was born Feb. 2, 1944, in Dallas and died Jan. 28, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a manager and veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife Cindi Oldham, Kemp; sons Bryan Oldham, Frisco; John Oldham, Florida; and Eric Oldham, New York; and two grandchildren.
Services for Ruth “Sugar” Byrne, 82, Lancaster, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at the Eubank Chapel in Canton with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating. Interment will be in Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.
Byrne was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Prairieville, to Gilbert Oran and Olga Olivia Olson Mitchell and died Jan. 29, 2007, in Fort Worth after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Talbot “Micky” Hoyle Byrne.
She worked as a secretary at Sears for many years. She was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed circle puzzle books. She loved hand work with quilting, sewing and making pretty dolls. She also enjoyed bowling, golfing and traveling.
Survivors include her nieces Jamie Hughes and husband Dan, Lancaster; Gaye Meyer and husband Art, Mesquite; and Olivia Kaye Mitchell, Las Vegas, Nev.; nephews James Mitchell and wife Pam, Dallas; and Nalan Mitchell and wife Kathy, Garland; sister-in-law Viola Mitchell and her son Gilbert, Mabank.
Mable Beatrice Glasgow Lundy, age 96 years, hung up her apron, put on her bonnet and went to be with her Lord Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. She was born October 8, 1910.
Granny Mable had a special gift for making each child, grandchild and friend feel special. She loved the birds, her garden and her flowers. She shared her love for quilting, as well as the gift of being a wonderful cook.
Perhaps her greatest talent lay in the department of “Granny.” She was a member of Bazzette Baptist Church.
Mable was the oldest of 12 children of Sam and Callie Glasgow. She was raised and attended school in the Wilson Community north of Kerens.
She and her husband, Russell, married more than 60 years ago, made their home in the Rural Shade community before moving to Trinidad, and after retirement to Cedar Creek Lake.
She later moved back to Kerens and was most recently a resident of Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell; her parents; two daughters, Carroll Dean Gaddy of Kerens and Valta Marie Dick of Wellington, Kan.; a granddaughter, Diane Paul of Kerens; two sisters and six brothers.
Survivors include her five beloved sons, J.B. and wife Dorothy of Kerens; Willie and wife Gail of Trinidad; Jack and wife Sarah of Hill Top Lake; Allen and wife Cynthia of Eustace; and Tom and wife Ann of Oxford, Kan.; one daughter, Ruth (Cookie) and husband Dave Lang of Montalba; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifton Glasgow of Corsicana; two sisters, Mary Williams of Corsicana, and Hazle Hayworth and husband Jack of Dawson; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, her roommate Roberta Staples, and the staff of Cedar Lake.
Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens was in charge of services held at First Baptist Church in Kerens Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007. Interment followed at Prairie Point Cemetery.
The Revs. Harold Scott and Wes Johnson officiated with grandsons Don Ellison, James C. Lundy, Paul Lundy, Lance Lundy, Lyle Lundy, Mark Lundy, Mike Lang, Brian Lang and Allen Lundy serving as pallbearers and great-grandsons serving as honorary pallbearers.
Carmel L. Croo
Services for Carmel L. Croo, Kemp, were held Jan. 28, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Chapel with Bro. Byron Jones officiating. Burial was in Midlothian Cemetery.
Croo was born June 6, 1926, in Columbus, Ohio and died Jan. 25, 2007, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents Oliver and Ethel Coonrod, husbands Roy Taylor and Edward Croo.
She was retired from Texas Instruments as an inspector and was a member of the Log Cabin Swingers Square Dance Club. She was an avid bowler and member of the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City. She had lived in the Cedar Creek Area for the past 29 years.
Survivors include her daughter Patricia and husband Robert Butler, Houston; stepdaughters Sandra and husband Ralph McParlan and Pam and husband Brad Moskovich; Darlene Stone; stepsons Lyle and wife Jan Croo, Richard Croo, all from Michigan; brother Norman Coonrod, Oregon; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
Services for Ruby Elizabeth Hooper, were held Jan. 30, 2007, at the Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.
Hooper was born April 27, 1920, in San Angelo to Marvin and Beulah Simmons Ruble and died Jan. 27, 2007, in a Kaufman hospital.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Oscar Newton in 1971, second husband Floyd Hooper in 1996 and a son Oscar Newton Jr. in 1978.
She was raised in Waxahachie and lived most of her life in Dallas. She moved to Trinidad in 1979, then to Kaufman in 1999. She was a past member of the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church in Dallas and then Mankin Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her sons Charles Newton, Rockport; Damon Newton, Kaufman; and Raymond Newton, Forney; sister Evie Crouch, Bedford; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services for Doris June Bonner were held Jan. 27, 2007, at the King Cemetery in Kemp
Bonner was born May 9, 1927, in Wapanucka, Okla., and passed away Jan. 25, 2007, in Mesquite.
She is survived by her children Willie Poole and wife Janice; Sharon McCullough; Ann Davis-Jones and husband Stephen; Marvin Brown and wife Patty; Douglas Tate and wife Shari; and Shari Lynn Crone and husband Nathan; 22 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Raymond Bonner, her parents Elmer and Essie Bates and sister Novella Stephens.