Services were pending at presstime for Gladys Ann Phillips, 88, of Tool.
She was born April 3, 1922, to Clara and William J. Groh in Chicago, Ill.,
and died Feb. 17, 2011, in Athens.
She was employed by the U.S. Navy during World War II, where she met and
married her husband of 65 years, Aden Jay Phillips.
She later worked for the city of Irving and as a legal secretary in Irving
until retiring to Cedar Creek Lake.
She served as the church secretary for the Cedar Creek United Methodist
Church in Tool for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin brother, William J. Groh,
and her sister, Ottilie Eckoff.
Survivors include her husband, A.J. “Red” Phillips, daughters Sheryl
Phillips of Wills Point and Pam Phillips of Rockwall; grandchildren Jennifer
Mullin of Forney, Adam and Jennifer Bell of West Tawakoni and Kasey and
Lauren Keeling of Pembroke, Ky.; great-grandchildren Sydney and Chloe Mullin
and Bailey Keeling.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cedar Creek
United Methodist Church.
Louis Agoff Sr.
Services for Louis Agoff, Sr., 82, Payne Springs, will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Harbor Point Baptist Church, 12059 St. Hwy. 198,
Agoff was born April 10, 1928, in Lafitte, La., to Clotidle and Arthur Agoff
and died Feb. 11, 2011.
He was a Korean War Veteran and a member of the American Legion.
He resided in Lafitte, La., until he moved to the lake area 20 years ago.
Agoff retired from Louisiana Land and Exploration Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lillian Fish Agoff and
brothers and sisters.
Survivors include wife Pam Agoff; children Sean Agoff, Ralph Agoff and wife
Marion, Marrero, La.; Louis P. Agoff Jr. and wife Julia, Magnolia, Miss.;
Jamie Agoff Foster and husband Michael; granddaughter Lilly Foster; brother
Theriot Agoff Sr. and wife Marilyn, Lafitte, La.; step-grandchildren;
step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives
Services for Hope Cade Nelson, 86, Kemp, were held Feb. 7, 2011, at First
United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft
officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery, under the direction of
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Nelson was born on Dec. 4, 1924, in Jayton to Rosamond and Sam Cade and died
Feb. 4, 2011, in Kemp.
She was born the only child to her parents. The family live in Hamlin and
then moved to Sundown, where Nelson graduated high school.
Nelson majored in Fine Arts at Texas Tech, where she designed the yearbook
cover, La Ventana, and was a sorority member of Las Chaparitas.
She was chosen as a Tech beauty two years in a row, with one competition
judged by the famous director David O. Selznik.
She married her lifelong love, Joe Nelson of Pampa, in June, 1945. The
couple recently celebrated their 65th anniversary.
The couple were parents of three daughters who established homes in Oklahoma
City, Enid, Dallas and the Cedar Creek Lake area.
In addition to caring for her family, Nelson was a Bluebird and Camp Fire
Girl leader, an officer of Robert E. Lee Elementary PTA and a Lee Ladies
Luncheon Group member.
She spent many years working for Sears and Tandy Leather Company.
Nelson’s passions were oysters, pelicans, holiday decorating, gardening,
fishing, camping, world traveling, playing cards, dancing, Port Aransas
beach vacations and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Her most important passion was her family and grandchildren who
affectionately called her “Mama Hope.”
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Survivors include her daughters, Jan Ragsdale and husband Bill, Pampa;
Jolynn Bennett and husband Michael, Dallas; Lisa DeLong and husband
Lawrence, Kemp; grandchildren Jereme Ragsdale and wife Melissa, Joe Ragsdale
and wife Michelle, Sara Pearson and husband David, Rebecca Bennett, Kristin
DeLong, Kelly Unthank and husband Matt, Josh and Jason DeLong;
great-granddaughters Alex, Aubri, Emi, JoJo, Katherine and Kylee; and
devoted caregiver Lisa Marie Hambrick.
Memorials can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan
Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, or www.alz.org or The PKU Foundation,
7033 Wabash Circle, Dallas, TX 75214, or www.pkufoundation.com.
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 and died Feb. 11, 2011, in Van
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 June Teague.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Hinkle, Mabank; sons Ryon York and
Robby York, both of Mabank; father Joe Teague, 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-nieces Ashton Wallace and Whitney Coke-Wells;
great-nephews Branden Wallace and Rowdy Teague; other family members and
Pallbearers were Jeff Stockton, Jeffery Stockton, Jason Parish, Ricky Hoops,
Glen Geaslin, Micha Parish, Russell Caldwell and Richard Terry.