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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
She was preceded in death by brothers Roy Wayne and Sonny; and sister Arlene
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Lester Fleeup; children Rebecca
and Jewell; grandchildren David Lee, Kadence Ciera and Miya Jade.