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
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.
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.
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
Survivors include his son Scott and wife Kay Baker; four grandchildren;
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.