Services for Rena Harrod, 89, Mabank, were held March 13, 2011, in the
Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. Don Teague officiating.
Interment followed at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, under the direction
of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Harrod was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Sherman to Mary Catherine Cantrell and
Andy C. Bilger and died March 7, 2011, in Kaufman.
Harrod retired from the City of Dallas Water Department after more than 30
years of service. She moved to the Mabank area in 1993.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert Harrod; son Charles
Allen; daughter-in-law Susan Allen; and sister Mary Francis Bush.
Survivors include her grandchildren Douglas Allen, Mabank; Dayna and Gary
Browning, Mabank; Darla Smith and husband Mac, Seven Points; Debra Allen and
Raphael Franques, Gun Barrel City; great-grandchildren Candi, Joshua,
Jeremy, Layci and Whittney Browning, Brittney Allen, Andrea and Chris Smith;
10 great-great grandchildren; sisters Mary Rollins and husband Jim, Canton;
and Louvenia Clinkscale, Canton; numerous nieces and nephews; other
relatives and friends.
William Gassett Jr.
Services for William P. Gassett Jr., 60, Gun Barrel City, were held March
12, 2011, at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan.
Gassett was born Sept. 4, 1950, in Dallas to Fay Brey and William Gassett
and died March 8, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School in Dallas and was married to
his former high school sweetheart.
Gassett enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, sideband CB radio, professional
slot car racing and riding his motorcycle with the Christian Motorcyclists
He was a meteorologist in Quality at Raytheon.
Gassett loved the Lord, his wife, family and his dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Sandy Gassett; stepchildren Thomas Allen, William
Abercrombie, Kathy Jenkins and Kristi Allen; brother Kevin Gassett and wife
Pamela, Tawakoni; sister Karen Gassett, Addison; many grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Charlene Williamson, 90, were held March 14, 2011, at the
Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment followed at the
Kemp Cemetery in Kemp with the Rev. Thomas Potter officiating.
Williamson was born July 23, 1920, in Ferris to Dollie Ethel Burrow and
George Washington Gressett and died March 12, 2011.
She met Horace Williamson in January, 1938, at her sister’s home in Tolosa.
They were married that same year in October.
Williamson loved people and was active in her church and community for many
She was a past member of First Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church and
Hillcrest Baptist Church in Kemp.
Williamson always had an open heart for anyone she met. Her cooking was
legendary, but her greatest joy and passion was her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Horace Williamson; her
parents; brother Carl Gressett; and sister Gladys Randall.
Survivors include daughters Linda Bridges and husband G.C., Judy Lam and
husband Ken, Deborah Anthony Longley and husband Michael; grandchildren
Celia Weeks and husband Nick; Shannon Krakosky and husband Mark; Danja
Franklin and husband David; Danny Crow; eight great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and friends
of Woodmore Assisted Living Facility in Bonham for making Williamson’s last
year so enjoyable and full of life.
Services for Bill Charles Gibson, 75, Kemp, were held March 14, 2011, at
Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with the Rev. Charlie McDonald
He was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Lefors to Helen Geneva and Ed Lambright and
died March 11, 2011, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Gibson; mother Helen
Lambright; and daughters Kimberly Wauhop and Michelle Poindexter.
Survivors include sons Martin Lee Gibson and wife Sandra, William Charles
Gibson, Justin Kyle Gibson, Robert Keith Poindexter and wife Monica;
daughters Donna Smith and husband Gary, Janice Mobly and husband Troy;
sisters Carolyn and Linda; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services for Billy Newell Guinn, 83, were held March 14, 2011, at First
Baptist Church of Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral
Home in Mabank. There will be a private interment in Cedar Creek Memorial
Park at a later date.
He was born June 13, 1927, in San Antonio to Theora Barlett and John Ray
Guinn and died March 11, 2011.
After Guinn graduated from high school, he attended NTAC.
He was in the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served during World War II in the
Guinn enjoyed most – the love of his life for 65 years, his wife Barbara –
playing golf and “42.”
He was Baptist by faith and was a faithful member of the First Baptist
Church of Mabank.
He also enjoyed his time as a volunteer fireman for the Gun Barrel City Fire
Guinn was a past member of the Kiwanis Club, the Masons and the Cedar Creek
Lake Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother John Anthony Guinn; and
sister Deloris Guinn Sharp.
Survivors include his beloved wife Barbara Manning Guinn; daughters Ann
Guinn Adamson and husband Bill, Kaufman; Janice Sue Hall and husband
Chester, Canton; grandchildren Billy Guinn Adamson, Tanya Ann Creal, Kevin
and Karie Redden; great-grandchildren Shelby, Jesse and Amy Adamson; Ethan,
LeaAnn and Brennan Creal; Tyler and Trevor Redden; Dalton and Mason Walker;
and Kara Jase.
Guinn was much loved and will be missed by many!
A memorial for Joan “Jody” Hankins, 81, Tool, will be planned at a later
Hankins was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Dovie Ogle and
Clifford M. Lawson and died March 10, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
She was a homemaker who loved to show her true southern hospitality by
preparing food for those who would visit her. She would also prepare food to
share with those when she would visit them.
Hankins had an infinite love for the fine arts, as well as traveling and
boating in her own boat.
She will be affectionately remembered by her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Dick Hankins Sr., Tool; son Dick
Hankins Jr. and wife Nancy, Tool; brothers Jack Lawson and wife Evelyn;
Mickey Lawson and wife Renie, all from Knoxville, Tenn.; sister Nancy Conine,
Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; other
family and many loving friends.
Services for Danny Neil Watson, 59, Seven Points, will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday (today), March 17, 2011, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points
with Bro. Thomas Eason officiating.
Watson was born Oct. 11, 1951, in New Albany, Miss., to Mary Lulline Faust
and Buddy Clinton Watson and died March 13, 2011, in Seven Points.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother Clint Watson.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Watson, Seven Points; mother Mary Lulline
Watson, Mississippi; sons Darrell Love, William Alford and Danny Neil Watson
Jr.; brothers Terry Watson and Gene Watson, both of Mississippi; and four