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  Phillip Aechternacht
Services for Phillip Fredericke Aechternacht, 69, Kemp, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in the Aley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Aechternacht was born Jan. 30, 1940, in Corsicana to the late Frances Layton and Albert Charles Aechternacht and died Feb. 9, 2009, in Athens.
Survivors include his wife Ernestine Allison Aechternacht; daughters Elizabeth Aechternacht, Farmers Branch; and Trisha and husband Randy Brady, Red Oak; sons Chris Aechternacht, Farmers Branch; and Mike Aechternacht, Red Oak; brothers David and wife Jackie Aechternacht, Grand Prairie; and Steven and wife Claudia Aechternacht, Spice Wood; sister Gayle and husband Layton Bergman, Virginia; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Garry Andrews
Services for Garry Q. Andrews, 51, Malakoff, are pending under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Andrews died Feb. 7, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his father Aubrey L. Andrews, of Mankin, and three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his mother Bonnie Andrews, Malakoff; daughters Rachel Francis, Trinidad; and Angela Andrews, Malakoff; and two grandchildren.

Leon Jones
Services for Leon R. Jones, 86, Dallas, were held Feb. 9, 2009, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Mesquite with the Rev. Dub Henry officiating. Interment followed in the Grove Hill Memorial Park under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Jones was born July 8, 1922, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late Elma Cox and Lewis Alexander Jones and died Feb. 5, 2009, in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his sister Paula Norred.
He was Baptist by faith and worked for Southwestern Bell for 40 years.
Survivors include his sisters Virginia Lassiter, Tifton, Ga.; and Helen Embry, Kemp; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Mark Embry, Eddy Fain, Gary Norred, Gregg McWilliams, Mike Minton, Jason Minton, Steve Lassiter and Danny Parasiliti.

Seaborn Henson Jr.
Services for Seaborn Cecil Henson Jr., 79, New Harmony, were held Feb. 9, 2009, at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were held in the King Cemetery near Kemp, under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors of Lindale.
Henson was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Henderson County to the late Mary Ford and Seaborn Cecil Henson Sr. and died Feb. 6, 2009, in New Harmony.
He had lived in the New Harmony community for the past 22 years and was formerly of the Cedar Creek Lake area.
He was retired from managing the Bracken Ranch for 14 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife Sharon Henson, New Harmony; sons A.B. Henson, Mesquite, Edward Underwood, Lindale; daughters Nena Smith, Wills Point; Nancy Roberts, Kemp; Cynthia Baker, Flint; sister Laura Jean Kay, Killeen; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and special friend Gloria Tarpley, Mabank.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Bobby Bennight
Services for Bobby Ray Bennight, 58, Mabank, were held Feb. 8, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bennight was born Feb. 23, 1950, in Dallas and died Feb. 4, 2009, in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by a sister Anna Rojean Payne.
He lived in Mabank most of his life and was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his son Kevin Bennight and wife Dannielle, Garland; daughters Jennifer Liggit and husband Steve, Garland; and Deanna Norris, Dallas; brother Paul Bennight, Mabank; and Frankie Bennight, Kaufman; sister Brenda Durman, Houston; and five grandchildren.

Johnny Milot
A memorial service for Johnny Milot, 61, Athens, was held at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) Feb. 12, 2009, at the Central Baptist Church of Athens with Bro. Mike Gibbs officiating under the direction Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Milot was born Jan. 5, 1948, in Birmingham, Ala., and died Feb. 8, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lois and Clarence Airhart.
He was a builder and enjoyed building clocks.
He left high school in his senior year to join the Marines. Prior to living in Athens he had lived in Corpus Christi.
His failing health was a result of time spent in Vietnam.
His great love was fishing and his wife Shelly.
Survivors include his wife Shelly Milot, Athens; brothers Frank Airhart and Bruce Airhart, both of Chicago, Ill.; and Bobby Airhart, Idaho; sister Donette Airhart, Joliet, Ill.; other family members and friends.

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