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Kenny Dupree
Services for Kenny Lee Dupree, 53, were held March 17, 2012, at Tool Cemetery in Tool, officated by Harold Gunstanson.
Deupree was born Dec. 15, 1958, in Athens, to Betty and Jerry Dupree and died March 9, 2012.
He enjoyed arranging music and playing guitar.
He was preceded in death by his sister Kimberly Dupree, and grandparents Edna and Charles Dupree and Annie and Jessie Johnson.
Survivors include his children, Jimmie, Nathan, Ashley, Nicole and Jessie; three grandchildren; his parents; sisters Kathy Chewning and friend Hubert “Topper” Radican, of Gun Barrel City, Rebecca Anthony and husband Rocky Simmons, of Seven Points, Andrea Tinch and her husband Kyle of Middletown, Ohio; brother-in-law Jackie Chewning; other family members and many friends.
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Kenneth Rountree
Services for Kenneth Wayne Rountree, 64, of Gun Barrel City, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, with Rev. Leonard Eason officiating.
Rountree was born Feb. 19, 1948, in Dallas, to Nell Campbell and William Rountree and died March 16, 2012.
He was a member of Reserve Officer Training Corps and the class of 1966 at W.W. Samuell High School. He loved to fish and was in Bass Masters for many years.
He volunteered as a fireman for Gun Barrel City and was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army, receiving two purple hearts while in D-Troop, 3rd Squad, 5th Calvary, 9th Infantry Division.
He was also an armored helicopter specialist, fourth class.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Darlene; children Billy Rountree and wife Dawn, Sherryl Polster and husband Robert, Wayne Work and DeeAnn Green; his mother; brother John Rountree and wife Sherri; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many other family members and friends.
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Shelia Cheatwood
A graveside service for Shelia Derane Cheatwood, 62, of Tool, was held March 20, 2012, at King Cemetery, with James Jennings Jr. officiating.
Cheatwood was born Sept. 10, 1949, in Tallapoosa, Ga., to Grace Huffstetler Irvin and Eugene Cheatwood and died March 18, 2012, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents Alice and George Dave Cheatwood and Lois and James H. Irvin.
Survivors include her mother; brothers Gary Grinstead, Perian L. Cheatwood and wife Betty and Eugene Thomas Cheatwood and wife Leslie; sisters Janie Cheatwood and Deborah Grinstead; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Condolences may be posted online at

Martin Slagle
Services for Martin Randell Slagle, 72, of Kemp, will be held at a later date.
Slagle was born Jan. 15, 1940, to Lorraine and Luther Slagle and died March 14, 2012.
He met Jane Hathcock in school; they were married in 1958, shortly after graduating and had two boys. She died in 1999, after 40 years of marriage.
He then married Ruth Trevino in 2000 and they built a home at Persimmon Creek.
He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
He is preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Rita.
Survivors include his wife; sons Randy and Bruce Slagle; stepdaughters Brenda, Blanca, Linda and Belinda; 25 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters; thousands of IBEW brothers and sisters throughout the country.
A personal tribute may be posted at


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