Services for Charles Troy Amrein, 90, Kemp, were held Feb. 4, 2009, at the Seven Points Church of Christ with Buck Griffith and Leon McManus officiating. Interment was in the Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Amrein was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Noble, Okla., to the late Gertrude and Herman Amrein and died Feb. 1, 2009, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Amrein, parents, son Harold Lynn Amrein and daughter Carolyn Sue Amrein.
He was a self-employed printer and a member of the Seven Points Church of Christ. He served 30 years in the prison ministry for Kings Crossing Church of Christ.
Survivors include his daughter Patricia Gayle Amrein; grandson Michael Lynn Amrein; and six great-grandchildren.
Laura Lee Hamilton-Henderson
Services for Laura Lee Hamilton-Henderson, 44, were held Feb. 7, 2009, at the Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home Chapel in Gun Barrel City. Burial was in the Tool Cemetery.
Hamilton-Henderson was born Sept. 14, 1964, in Danbury, Conn., to Olga and Russell Eldean Hamilton and died Feb. 2, 2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her father, brother Russell Wain “John” Hamilton, grandparents and other family members.
Survivors include her children Kenneth Aaron Barina and Tara Whitney Barina; sister Lisa Kay Bone; mother Olga May Hamilton; granddaughter Carlie Michelle Barina; nieces and nephews Micayla, Shelby, Emma and Wil.
Services for Hubert Ewing “Lefty” Paris, 84, Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 6, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Paris was born May 12, 1924, in Dallas and died Feb. 3, 2009, in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Bell and C.H. Paris, son Butch Paris, daughter Pamela Faye Paris, and sisters Jeannie Peacock and Lenora Harris.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 30 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mabank.
He was a firefighter and veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge/Roddy Lodge. He was a 50-year member and 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry of Dallas.
Survivors include his wife Etta Faye Paris, Gun Barrel City; son Richard E. Paris and wife Karen, Kemp; brother Edwin E. Paris and wife Francine, Frankston; sister Lois Blevins and husband Bill, Duncanville; grandsons Bradley E. Paris and wife Robyn, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Kristen Slaughter and husband Tim, Dallas; great-grandchildren Jack Paris, Avery Paris, Cleo Slaughter and Barrett Slaughter; other family members and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Mabank, c/o Awana program, 113 E. Mt. Vernon, Mabank, TX 75147.
Services for Albert Lawson Hendrix, 80, Tool, were held Feb. 7, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Jerry Rains officiating. Burial was in Tool Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hendrix was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Tool and died Feb. 3, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents Christen and Otto Hendrix and a brother Fred Hendrix.
He was employed in communications and was retired from the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime resident of Tool and a member of the Styx Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife June Hendrix, Tool; sister Peggy Killen and husband Vernon, Tool; nephew Mark Hunter, Tool; nieces Vickie Wells, Mabank; Lisa Stinnett, Mabank; and Christy Scherer of Illinois.
Billy Chambers Sr.
Services for Billy Edward Chambers Sr., 75, Mabank, were held Feb. 4, 2009, at the Christian Life Center in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Barry Boatright officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park in Seagoville under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Chambers was born June 13, 1933, in Hereford and died Jan. 31, 2009, in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann L. Chambers, and his youngest child Sheila “Shawn” Bracken.
He resided in Mabank for 23 years. He was a faithful servant of our Heavenly Father, a pillar of strength to family and community and willing to give a helping hand to those in need.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany.
Survivors include his wife Sylvia Anne Chambers, sisters Shirley Hamm and Fay Spence (JC); brother Ray Chambers; children Billy (Eddie) Jr. (Nina), Susann, Marsha (Billy) and Terry; grandchildren Jeremiah, James (Jessica), Joshua (Theresa) and Richard (Mary), Marlys (Carlos) and Jeremy; great-grandchildren Renea, Sabryna, Wyatt, Desiree, Christopher and Jared; plus a community of nieces, nephews and adopted kids.
A memorial service for Teddy Ray Whitley, 63, Kemp, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Beautiful Acres Missionary Church in Scurry. Cremation in order through Lone Star Crematory. There will be no graveside service.
Whitley was born May 29, 1945, in Denison to the late Daisy and Jack Whitley.
He was a truck driver and all-around “handyman.” He was a Mason and member of the Beautiful Acres Missionary Church in Scurry.
Survivors include his daughter Debbie Diane Clague, Kemp; sister Jerry Lynn Rich, Scurry; grandchildren Samantha Marie Maldonado, Grand Prairie; and John Tyler Clague, Kemp; and niece Donna Lynn Baker, Kemp.
Whitley is also remembered by a long list of special friends, including David Leibrock, Freddy Wade, Mike Barry, Richard “Denny” Wood, Larry Hart, Walter Goddard, Sonny West, J.D. Holly and all his friends at Big Daddy’s Flea Market.
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