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Obituaries


Cynthia Badgett
Arrangements for Cynthia Badgett, 38, Kemp, were under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Badgett was born April 1, 1972, in Mabank to Judy Tanner and Johnny Murrey and died Feb. 12, 2011, in Kemp.
She was a dog groomer.
Badgett was a member of Styx Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her father; and brother Johnny Ray Murrey.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Badgett, Kemp; sons Christian and Ethan Badgett, both of Kemp; mother Judy Murrey Tanner; and brother Jesse Wayne Murrey.

Rhonda Hinkle
Services for Rhonda Ramona Teague Hinkle, 42, Mabank, were held Feb. 14, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Bryan McWhorter officiating. Interment followed in the Elm Grove Cemetery near Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Hinkle was born July 18, 1968, in Dallas to Cindy Foster and Ronnie Stafford and died Feb. 11, 2011, in Van Zandt County.
She enjoyed fishing. She loved music and her family. She also loved her kid’s art work.
Hinkle was a graduate of Mabank High School.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Hinkle, Mabank; sons Ryon York and Robby York, both of Mabank; brother Mark Teague and wife Mary, Mabank; nieces Mindy Teague Wallace and husband Waylon, Mabank; Chole and Summer Hinkle, both of Eustace; nephews Matt Teague and wife Christine, Mabank; Clay Hinkle, Eustace; brother-in-law Rodney Hinkle and wife Susan, Eustace; great-niece Ashton Wallace; great-nephews Branden Wallace and Rowdy Teague; other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Jeff Stockton, Jeffery Stockton, Jason Parish, Ricky Hoops, Glen Geaslin, Micha Parish, Russell Caldwell and Richard Terry.

Adrian Anderson
Services for infant Adrian Alexander Anderson were held Feb. 12, 2011, at Kaufman Cemetery with Bro. Calvin Miles officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Anderson was born Feb. 4, 2011, in Kaufman to Felicia Tharp and Trajon Anderson and died Feb. 4, 2011.
He is survived by his parents; brother Tristan Anderson; grandparents Rose Mary and John Smelley, Ricky Tharp Sr. and Kendra Anderson; great-grandparents Michael and Norma Tharp, Josephine Rivera and Ruben Reyes Sr.

Herbert Duckworth
Services for Herbert Cloyd Duckworth Sr., 91, were held Feb. 13, 2011, at Pyle Prairie Cemetery in Kemp with Bro. Jim Myers officiating, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Kemp.
Duckworth was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Kemp to Carrie Amelia David and Richard Barnes Duckworth and died Feb. 10, 2011, in Kaufman.
Duckworth served with honor in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He retired from his profession as a machinist.
Duckworth was a member of the Lively Baptist Church in Peeltown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Audrey Duckworth; siblings Ida Warner, Fern Mixon, Doris Workman and Sam Duckworth.
Survivors include his children, Cloyd Duckworth and wife Donna, Powell; Dan Duckworth and wife Kym, Midland; Darius Duckworth and wife Deborah; Denise Myers and husband Jim, Lufkin; brother Jess Duckworth, Rowlett; sister-in-law Shirley Duckworth, Garland; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Gilda Alleyne
Services for Gilda Alleyne, 63, Tyler, were held Feb. 12, 2011, at First Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ. A private graveside service was held in Dallas.
Alleyne was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Dallas to Marzie and William Smith and died Feb. 5, 2011, in a car accident in Tyler.
She was better known to her friends and family in Tyler as “Mrs. Gee.”
Survivors include her husband, Kerwyn “Kay” Alleyne; daughters Sonia Miller, Mimi Smith and Tyra Jacobs; grandchildren Krystal Duncan, Steven Karanja, Fred Smith and Noah Jacobs; sisters Linda Cunningham and Gwen Smith; brother Bobby Smith; two nephews; three nieces; one great-nephew; two stepsons; one stepdaughter of Trinidad; and a host of loving friends in Tyler and Dallas.

Luther McManus
Services for Luther Dean McManus, 81, Payne Springs, were held Feb. 16, 2011, at Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Diller officiating. Interment followed in the Payne Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
McManus was born March 16, 1929, in Clearcreek to Mary Hutchison and Alford Marion McManus and died Feb. 14, 2011, in Henderson County.
He was Methodist by faith and was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church.
McManus proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Twyla Bren Frazier McManus; son Timothy Dean McManus, Dallas; daughter Milissa Ann Freeman and husband George, Quinlan; grandchildren Dean William Freeman and wife Jenna; Tisha Dione Weintraub and husband Preston; Tiffany Ann McManus and Hollie Ann Freeman; great-grandson Drake Dean Freeman; sister-in-law Linnie Rogers McManus; and one loyal dog, Tiger Lilly McManus.

Beverly Kunz
Services for Beverly Lynn Kent Kunz, 55, Tool, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Kunz was born Sept. 18, 1955, in Dallas to Waldine Taylor and Jim Ray Kent and died Feb. 12, 2011, in Dallas.
She will be remembered as a wonderful mom, cherished sister, devoted grandmother and loving friend that was taken away from us way too soon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Becky Kent; and grandchildren Conner and Gabriel Kunz.
Survivors include children Bree Kunz and fiance Phillip, Kemp; Jason Kunz and wife Lauren, Midlothian; brothers Michael Kent and wife Jerrie; Terry Kent and wife Cindy, both of Balch Springs; sister Cathy English and husband Bobby, Kemp; grandchildren Mallory Kunz, Kolby Dunn, David Bennett, Brooklynn Bennett, Grant Kunz and Gavin Kunz; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special work family.

Robert Willingham
Services for Robert Frank Willingham, 63, Grand Prarie, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, (today) at the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with Bro. Al Madden officiating. Interment will follow at Baker Cemetery near Kemp, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Kemp.
Willingham was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Dallas to Mary Elizabeth Williams and Robert Merrell Willingham and died Feb. 13, 2011, in Dallas.
He attended school in Dallas and was Baptist in faith.
Willingham was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Later on, he was an owner and operator in the trucking industry.
He was united in marriage to Suzanne Fraser Oct. 31, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons Robert Ray Willingham and Mike Kannady; and sister Mary Sue Henderson.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Willingham, Grand Prairie; child Shawn Willingham, Emory; grandchildren Chase Duckworth, Garland; Taylor Duckworth, Gun Barrel City; sisters Jean Stacy and husband Michael, Mabank; Judy Rogers, Mabank; Natalie Burke, Dallas; brothers Buddy Willingham and wife Cindy, Kemp; Dewayne Willingham and companion Paul Klinter, Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews; other friends and relatives.

Marie Benoit
Services for Marie Benoit, 92, Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 16, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Jay Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Benoit was born June 21, 1918, in Zwoloe, La., to Hessie Schull and Thomas Ramsey and died Feb. 13, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
She was Baptist by faith and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City. She was very involved with her church.
Benoit loved to cook and play dominoes. She also enjoyed making cards for area nursing homes.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years, Ward Benoit; five sisters and two brothers.
Survivors includes children Thomas Richardson and wife Dawn, Heber Springs, Ark.; Meredith Richardson, Freer; Helen Bourcier and husband Chris, Tyler; Ann Allen and husband Al, Gun Barrel City; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other family; and many loving friends.

Jackie Fleeup
Services for Jacqueline Elizabeth McLendon Fleeup, 87, were held Feb. 12, 2011, at Payne Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Fleeup was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Eustace to Lillie and Jimmy McLendon and died Feb. 9, 2011.
She married Lester Fleeup in 1946, and moved to Garland, where they made their home.
She was preceded in death by brothers Roy Wayne and Sonny; and sister Arlene Daniels.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Lester Fleeup; children Rebecca and Jewell; grandchildren David Lee, Kadence Ciera and Miya Jade.

 

 

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