Obituaries

     
    Lucille Hale
Services for Lucille Hale, 82, Payne Springs, were held March 17, 2007, at the Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Diller officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hale was born July 14, 1924, in Waleska, Ga. and died March 7, 2007, in Athens.
Previously of Dallas, she lived in Payne Springs since 1993 and was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church. She had been married to Roy Hale for 63 years and was his “Georgia Peach.”
Survivors include her husband Roy Hale; sons Ron Hale and wife Janie; Phil Hale and wife Suzanne; and Terry Hale and wife Carri; daughters Sandy H1ale and Mike Leet; and Pam Hale and Dub Traeger; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family member and many friends.

Emma Sue Stevens
Services for Emma Sue Stevens, 68, Seven Points, were held March 13, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points with Pastor Billy Hatcher officiating. Interment followed in King Cemetery in Kemp.
Stevens was born July 15, 1938, in Fouke, Ark., to Clint Easley and the late Ruth Nolte and died March 9, 2007, in Seven Points. She was preceded in death by her mother Ruth Easley.
She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Seven Points.
Survivors include her father Clint Easley, Cut Hand; sons Gordon Stevens, Seven Points; and Greg Stevens, Colleyville; brothers Edwin Easley, Burleson; and Wes Easley, Cut Hand; numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruby Rozell
Services for Ruby Capps Rozell, 66, Gun Barrel City, were held March 12, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. Henry Lee Lusk officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Rozell was born Feb. 11, 1941, in Athens and died March 8, 2007, in Kemp. She was preceded in death by her first husband James L. Capps, sons Thomas Nolan Capps and Randall Gene Capps, daughters Nancy Ann Capps and Mary Darlene Capps, sister Willie Faye Staggs, brothers James Henry Staggs and Glen Ray Staggs.
Previously of Locust Grove, Okla., she had lived in Gun Barrel City since May, 2006. She was of the Baptist faith and was a custodian for Kaufman Independent School District.
Survivors include her son James Capps and wife Jeanie, Gun Barrel City; daughter Barbara Capps Akhtar and husband Sutan, Locust Grove, Okla.; brothers Edward Staggs, Kemp; Tom Staggs, Leesburg, Ala.; David Staggs, Gainsville, Ga.; and Joe Staggs Jr., Payne Springs; sister Chris Collins, Locust Grove, Okla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe Staggs Jr., Lee Wright, Steve Wallace, Enrique Casas, Thomas Linder and Paul Dempsey.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Asmussen, Stevan Ortega and Rickey Ortega.

Kenneth Borden
Services for Kenneth A. Borden, 67, Eustace, were held March 9, 2007, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Elders Raleigh Burran and Troy Allen, officiating. Burial was in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Borden was born May 11, 1939, in Bono and died March 6, 2007, in Eustace. He was preceded in death by his wife Elvie Borden and sister Anita Brown.
Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Eustace for the past 15 years and was a member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church of Eustace. He was a mechanic and U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 310.
Survivors include his sons Kenny and John Borden; stepdaughter Marie Custard and husband Dennis; sisters Sandra Shackleford and husband Carolton; and Coy Nix and husband Bill; brothers Joe Borden and wife Iciy and J.R. Borden; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Lenora Jolly
Services for Lenora Jean Jolly, 54, Malakoff, were held March 10, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with the Rev. Joseph Garland officiating. Interment was in King Cemetery in Kemp.
Jolly was born July 1, 1952, in Pecos to the late Raymond Ewell and Roxie Garland and died March 8, 2007, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by parents, nephews Kevin Garland and Stephen Griner and niece Natalie Burrow.
She was a homemaker and spent her last days in Cedar Lake Nursing Home, where she was a member of the resident council and made new residents feel welcome.
Survivors include her daughter Wendy and Larry Green, Italy; son James Steven and Stephanie Jolly, Irving; granddaughters Tiffany Surles, Jessica Surles and Kaylyn Cole; grandsons Marcus Surles and Zachary King; brothers Raymond Garland Jr. and Donald Garland; sisters, Carolyn Blum, Diana Long, Gail Sturdevent, Twyla Burrow and Deborah Duncan.

Vertie Bell Ivy

Services for Vertie Bell Ivy, 80, Mabank, were held March 13, 2007, at the Beacon Church of Christ with Ken Maddox officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Homes, Seven Points.
Ivy was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Van Zandt County to the late Lonnie C. Guinn and Lucy Mae Flowers. She was preceded in death by a sister Ethel Marie Smith.
Survivors include her brother Eddie and his wife Mary Guinn of Eustace.

Vinson A. Shelton
Services for Vinson A. Shelton, 78, Gun Barrel City, were held March 14, 2007, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Shelton was born March 26, 1928, in Tyler and died March 10, 2007, in Tyler.
Previously of New Mexico, he had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past 27 years and was a member of the Aley United Methodist Church. He was a geologist and retired from Schlumberger Tyler Distribution 25 years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife Faye Shelton, Gun Barrel City; sons David Shelton and wife Elaine, Whitehouse; and Steven Shelton and wife Kathy, Smithville; daughter Nancy Shelton, Gun Barrel City; sister Patricia Miears, Tyler; grandchildren Jeremiah Brannan, Caleb Brannan, Stacy Shelton, Alana Shelton, Chad Shelton, Rachel Shelton and Chris Shelton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 7616 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251.

Kenneth Schrimpshere
Services for Kenneth Leon Schrimpshere, Kemp, were held March 11, 2007, in the Pyle Prairie Cemetery near Kemp with Chaplain Clayton McCord officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Anderson Clayton Funeral Home of Kemp.
Schrimpshere was born Feb. 17, 1946, in Deport to the late Ruben B. and Mary Black Schrimpshere and died March 7, 2007, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Staci Lynn Schrimpshere and brothers Steve and Gerald Schrimpshere.
He married Sue Hensley Feb. 2, 1987, in Tool and was a Baptist by faith. He enjoyed fishing, cars and loved his animals. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife Sue, Kemp; daughters Darla Kay Schrimpshere and Rhonda K. Folmar, both of Kemp; grandchildren Randall Keith Dobson, Kenneth Brandon Hattersley, Brittany Elizabeth Dobson, Michael Wade Horner, Ashleigh Nicole Horner, James Lee Folmar and Austin Taylor Folmar; three great-grandchildren; nephew Aaron Schrimpshere; numerous other friends and family members.

Ruth White
Ruth Bernice White, 73, formerly of Kemp, passed away March 11, 2007 in Athens.
She was born June 19, 1933, to Jimmie and Lorene Mageors in Milford. She was preceded in death by her husband A.L. (Lynn) White, her parents, brother Wayne Mageors and nephew Jimmy Orr.
Survivors include her sister Annette Orr and husband, Lee; brother Bill Mageors and wife Darlene; daughters Sharon Kerr and Cynthia Jilbert; grandchildren Stacy Pettigrew and Christopher Kerr; great grandchildren: Zachary and Garrett Matthews; nieces Susan Bass and Lisa Mageors; nephews Bryan Orr and Billy Mageors; several other beloved extended family and friends who loved her dearly and will miss her.
Services were held March 14, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Parry officiating and the Rev. Ken Emerson assisting.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Bible Church, 700 N. Seven Points Road, Kemp, TX 75143.

Lessie T. Huggins
Services for Lessie T. Huggins, 99, Crandall, were held March 14, 2007, at Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Small officiating.
Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Huggins was born Oct. 5, 1907, in Daingerfield and died March 11, 2007, in Kaufman. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Huggins in 2005.
Previously of Texarkana, she had lived in Crandall for the past 25 years and was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church. She was a dental assistant.
Survivors include her daughter Mary Lee Coburn and husband Bob, Crandall; grandsons Robby Coburn and wife Claudia and Rusty Coburn and wife Leslie; granddaughter Rhonda Oakley and husband Cliff; four great-grandchildren Brent, Ashley, Nicole and Chris Coburn.