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  Harold B. McIntyre
Services for Harold B. “Mac” McIntyre, 90, Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 15, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McIntyre was born May 24, 1917, in Oplin and died Feb. 13, 2008, in Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his parents Ada and Tom McIntyre, brother Tom McIntyre Jr., sister Margarite Johnson and son Jerry Bland.
Previously of Trinidad, West Indies, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 30 years and loved to serve the Lord at the First Baptist Church in Mabank. He was a production manager and retired from Amoco Oil Company in 1978.
Survivors include his wife Radica McIntrye, Gun Barrel City; sons Jonathan McIntyre, Austin; and Tom McIntyre and wife Rita, Dallas; and a host of friends.
 


Elva Farley
Services for Elva Jean Farley, 82, Seagoville, were held Feb. 20, 2008, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel. Interment followed in the Ware Cemetery in Kaufman County under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Farley was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Kaufman to the late Mary Lucinda English and John Hector McKenzie and died Feb. 17, 2008, in Kaufman. She was preceded in death by her husband Homer Yancy Farley and granddaughter Misty Farley.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Tolosa.
Survivors include her children Margie Ann Potts-Tanksley and husband Bill, Scurry; Linda Carolyn Earnhart, Waynesboro, Tenn.; Larry Glenn Farley, Garland; Juanita Bale Tanksley and husband Wayne, Kemp; Karen Sue Rosson and husband Charles, Seagoville; and Tracy Yvonne Thomasson, Dallas; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members, other relative and friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons Jeff Potts, Scotty Tanksley, James Thomasson, Bryan Rosson, Jason Rosson, Lonnie Earnhart and J.R. Farley.

James Baker
Memorial services for James Ernest Baker, 77, Kemp, are pending with the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Baker was born May 19, 1930, in Pueblo, Colo., to the late Ernestine and Ernest Baker and died Feb. 13, 2008, in Mesquite.
He worked as a master machinist and was a top quarter-horse trainer in the country for many years. He was a state bullriding champion in 1957-58.
Survivors include his son Scott and wife Kay Baker; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

James DeLaughter
A memorial service for James M. DeLaughter, 76, Payne Springs, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
DeLaughter was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Dallas and died Feb. 14, 2008, in Payne Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents Jessie and David DeLaughter, two brothers and four sisters.
Previously of Irving, he had resided in Payne Springs since 1992. He was an auto-body repairman and veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 31 of Gun Barrel City and the Disabled Veterans.
Survivors include his wife Marcia DeLaughter, Payne Springs; daughter Tracy Detchemendy, Flower Mound; grandchildren Joseph Detchemendy, James Detchemendy, Christopher Detchemendy and Kelsey Detchemendy, all of Flower Mound; brother Norman DeLaughter, Dallas; sister Jean Nelson, Balch Springs; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Robert Pierce
Services for Robert Dale Pierce, 54, Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 20, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Teague officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Pierce was born Dec. 27, 1953, in Dallas and died Feb. 20, 2008, in Galveston.
He was a carpenter and contractor and had resided in Gun Barrel City for 15 years. He was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include his father John S. Pierce Jr., Duncanville; mother Mary Jane Hanks, Gun Barrel City; brothers Richard G. Pierce and wife Patricia A., Duncanville; and Ferdinand Henke Jr., Arlington; sister-in-law, Sally R. Pierce, Prospect, Ky.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

Johnnie Koonce
Services for Johnnie Koonce, 82, Eustace, will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 23, 2008, at the Eustace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Koonce was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Van Zandt County and died Feb. 14, 2008, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Previously of the Mabank area, she had resided in Eustace for the past 60 years and was a member of the Eustace United Methodist Church. She graduated from Mabank High School in 1943, and was married March 9, 1989, in Eustace.
She was a charter member of the Eustace Eastern Star Lodge No. 1062, Woodmen of the World and past president of the Eustace PTA.
Survivors include her husband William Koonce, Eustace; daughters Hattie Kirkwood Kemp, Edom; and Beckie Harvey and husband Richard, Eustace; granddaughters Ashley Cunningham and husband Ron, Gilmer; Amy Myers and husband Jason, Berryville; Tracie Kemp, Denton; and Kelsey Harvey, Eustace; great-granddaughter Reese Myers, Berryville; sister Merle Hill, Gun Barrel City; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eustace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, Eustace, TX 75124.

Robert McKay
Graveside services for Robert McKay, 63, McKinney, were held Feb. 18, 2008, at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McKay was born Aug. 11, 1944, in Dallas and died Feb. 15, 2008, in Richardson.
He was a computer technologist.
Survivors include his sisters Paula Harris, Fairview; Jackie McGuire, Garland; and Kathy Coston, Trophy Club; nephew Jeff Harris, Fort Worth; niece Joni Kellam, LaCrescenta, Calif.; great-niece Kim Kellam, LaCrescenta, Calif.; and great-nephew Daniel Kellam, LaCrescenta, Calif.

Arthur Conner
Services for Arthur Earl Conner, 81, Trinidad, were held Feb. 16, 2008, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Eason officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ratcliff under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Conner was born July 17, 1926, to the late Ruby Vernie Kelly and George Henry Conner and died Feb. 14, 2008, in Trinidad.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and served as a T-3 in the antiaircraft division. He was a member of the American Legion of Kerens, and moved to Trinidad in 1984 from Nederland.
Survivors include his wife Margie Conner, Trinidad; son Arthur “Tex” Conner and wife Gerry, Trinidad; daughter Margie Lucille Toletino and husband Gregory, Tool; grandchildren Bryan Dorn, Washington; and Tammy Walton and husband Joe, Maple Falls, Wash.; great-grandchildren Joseph and Bailey Walton; and Bradley and Dawson Dorn; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

A.J. Ruth
A memorial service for A.J. Ruth, 73, Malakoff, will be held at a later date under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.
Ruth was born April 24, 1934, in Mankin to the late Lorene G. Congor and Joseph Henry Ruth and died Feb. 15, 2008, in ETMC in Athens. He was preceded in death by wife Shirley Jean Ruth, Betty Jean Mcleroy and Lorene Ruth.
He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his daughters Kitty Ann Logan, Athens; Joyce Catherine Mcleroy, Athens; and Linda Sue Flanagan, Malakoff; sons Allen Joe Ruth, Log Cabin; Jackie Lee Ruth, Kenton, Ohio; and Michael David Ruth, Fort Worth; sisters Bonnie Dale Evans, Malakoff; and Margaret Nell Bonner, Malakoff; brother Lloyd Joe Thrasher, Gun Barrel City; 20 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
 

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