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Obituaries


Rena Harrod
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 Association.
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.

Charlene Williamson
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 years.
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.

Bill Gibson
Services for Bill Charles Gibson, 75, Kemp, were held March 14, 2011, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with the Rev. Charlie McDonald officiating.
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.

Billy Guinn
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 Pacific Theater.
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 Department.
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!

Joan Hankins
A memorial for Joan “Jody” Hankins, 81, Tool, will be planned at a later date.
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.

Danny Watson
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 grandchildren.

 

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