Services for Ethel Jean “E.J.” Wells, 99, were held at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Interment was in Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad.
Wells was born in Clairton, Penn., the daughter of William and Agnes Gogley. She died Feb. 24, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers John and Charles Gogley, grandson John Wells Jr. and great-grandson Bobby Wells.
Survivors include her daughter Faith Galbraith, Trinidad; sons Carl Wells, Tulsa, Okla.; John Wells, Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She lived in Indiana many years prior to moving to Texas in 1984.
While living in Portage, Ind., she was president of the Portage High PTA and a member of the Gary, Ind. chapter 365, Order of the Eastern Star.
She led an active life-style into her “golden years.”
She has been a volunteer for the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake, holding garage sales, soliciting donations, selling T-shirts and in her spare time writing thank you notes for the society.
When living in Arlington in 1988, she received the J.C. Penny Golden Rule Volunteer of the Year award along with the Tarrrant County and Arlington City Volunteer of the Year awards.
She was an avid golfer and loved all sports. Her favorite teams were the Pittsburg Steelers and Chicago Blackhawks.
She also enjoyed fishing and taking care of her beloved pets Blackie, Joey and Lady Grey.
Her interest in helping others was an inspiration to many.
Services for Annette Virginia Runion, 50, Log Cabin, were held Feb. 25, 2007, at Cooper Funeral Home in Athens with Jackie Coleman officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery.
Runion was born Dec. 16, 1956, in Dallas to Vernon and Mary Eversoll Hewitt and died Feb. 21, 2007, in Tyler.
She was a resident of Henderson County for more than 25 years and worked at Kamman’s Exxon in Log Cabin.
Survivors include her husband Freddie Runion, Log Cabin; son Shane Hunt, Athens; brothers Dean Hewitt, Mabank; and Carl Hewitt, Wylie; one grandchild and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Dean Till, Shane Hunt, Donald Hunt, Michael Reed, Carl Hewitt, Ricky Pogue, J.T. Johnson and S.J. Wright.
Robert Lee “Bob” Cole, 75, Seven Points, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at West Place Nursing Home in Athens.
He was born in Roswell, N.M. June 28, 1931, son of Earnest Ray and Viola (Gray) Cole.
Cole was united in marriage to Shirley Dotson, June 6, 1954. They resided in New Mexico and Alaska until they moved to Seven Points in May, 1985.
His parents, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of more than 52 years, Shirley Cole, Seven Points; daughter and son-in-law Loretta and Richard Wickie, Seven Points; son Larry Cole, Seven Points; granddaughter Delilah Cole and grandson Shelton Cole, both of Roswell, N.M.; brothers Ray of Alaska, Bill, Ben, Zane and David, all of Roswell, N.M.; sisters Belva Cole, Arizona; Rose Samples, Roswell, N.M.; and Mary Gilcrease, Alaska; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday March 3, 2007, at Calvary Baptist Church, State Highway 274, in Kemp with the Rev. Jim Renfro officiating.
Services for Fred Johnny Johnson, 57, Athens, were held Feb. 27, 2007, in the Gordon-Foster-Brown Chapel with David Snyder officiating. Burial was in Allen Cemetery in Murchison.
Johnson was born May 1, 1949, to the late Fred Johnnie Johnson Sr. and Lillian Grace Hopkins.
He was in sales at Athens Lumber Co. for 15 years and married Janet Snyder Jan. 28, 1998.
Survivors include his wife Janet Johnson, Athens; sister Anita Huggins, Athens; sons Fred Johnnie Johnson III, Arkansas; Timothy Yetts Jr., Alabama; Darrell Allison, Athens; daughters Rebecca Lynette Johnson, Tyler; and Kayleigh Clutchfield, Athens.
J.W. Prewitt Jr.
Services for J.W. Prewitt Jr., 63, Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 26, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Deets officiating. Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery in Malakoff under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Prewitt was born July 3, 1943, in Dallas and died Feb. 22, 2007, in Kaufman.
Previously of Mesquite, he had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past 11 years and was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved to play soccer and coached in the Mesquite Soccer Association.
Survivors include his sons Trent Prewitt and wife Rhonda, Mesquite; and Klent Prewitt and wife Teresa, Combine; grandchildren Tate, Hunter, Ashley, Koree and Turner; sister Shirley Moore and husband Doyle, Elkins, Ark.; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Graveside services for Guy K. Killough were held Feb. 26, 2007, at Restland Memorial Park with Bro. James Ragsdale officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Killough was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Long Lake and died Feb. 22, 2007, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents Thornton and Rose Killough and son Jarrel Killough.
Survivors include grandchildren David, Scott, Justin, Jacob and Lauren Killough; and great-grandchildren Dakota and Avery.
Graveside Services for Betty Spoon were held Feb. 27, 2007, at Kemp Cemetery with the Rev. Dub Henry officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. of Kemp.
Spoon was born March 14, 1929, in Durant, Okla. to the late Irving and Orlivia Chapman Hardin and passed away Feb. 25, 2007, in Seven Points.
She was Presbyterian by faith and a member of the AARP.
Survivors include her daughters Pamela Silva of Seven Points, and Lisa Benedek of Garland; son Roy Spoon of Garland; grandchildren Alexander and Nathan Wolfe, Adam Silva, Billy Spurgin, Melissa Beard, Jimmy, Keith and Roy Jr. Spoon; five great-grandchildren; and sisters Pat Burgin of Duncanville, and Kay Parker of San Antonio.
Services for Letha Jones Gregory, 90, Houston, were held Feb. 23, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Gregory was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Kaufman County and died Feb. 21, 2007, in Houston.
She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ and lived in Houston for the past 47 years.
Survivors include her son Wayne Gregory, Houston; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.