Shatto.jpg (40077 bytes)Carolyn Shatto
A celebration of life was held for Carolyn Sue Shatto, 67, Kemp, at the home of William Shatto, at 2 p.m. March 28, 2010. Arrangements were made by Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Shatto was born Oct. 19, 1942, in Dallas to Gladys Loretta Jones and Jesse Suell Moore and died March 22, 2010, in Kemp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and grandson James Seay.
She was Baptist by faith and worked as a bartender.
Survivors include her husband William Shatto, Kemp; daughters Rhonda Young and husband Ron, Seven Points; and Donna Schmidt and husband Barry, Seven Points; son Wilbur “Billy” Shatto, Tool; sisters Doronda “Dee” Witherspoon and husband PeeWee and Dorothy Clark; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


CozartBilly.jpg (37500 bytes)Billy Cozart
A memorial service for Billy Owen Cozart, 82, Becker, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday April 3, 2010, at the Becker Methodist Church in Kemp.
Cozart was born April 3, 1927, in Coleman County to Lillie Mae Crenshaw and Arthur B. Cozart and died March 16, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ann Crow, who he met 60 years ago in his native an Marcos.
He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and the U.S. Air Force.
He successfully built the Dal-East Plumbing Company in Dallas while raising a family and running a ranch in Becker. He was a respected member of the community and a deacon at Tolosa Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sons Bryan Dwayne, Gary Dean and Steven Owen; siblings Rita, Louise, Bud and Gene; grandchildren Justin, Misty, Jared and Jordan; and great-grandchildren Blaise and Raiden.

GeneBaker.jpg (26222 bytes)Gene Baker Sr.
Services for Gene Ray Baker Sr., 71, Gun Barrel City, were held March 24, 2010, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City with Pastor Barry Boatwright officiating. Burial was in Hope Well Cemetery in Winnsboro.
Baker was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Collin County to Virgie Rae Doyle and Lewis Allen Baker and died March 22, 2010, at this home in Gun Barrel City with his family at his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Gene Ray Baker Jr., father-in-law Cecil Watkins, mother-in-law Mary Watkins, brother-in-law Herbie Gallegos and sister-in-law Jan Gallegos.
He was an aerospace technician at Texas Instruments of Dallas, retiring in 1992. Also, he was an engineer of oil-well drilling equipment for Dresser Industries and Drill Quip of Houston, retiring in 2008, as a quality control technician.
He loved all sports especially if it required a ball or fast car to play.
Often, armed with a remote control in his hand he would surf channels, watching more than one game at a time.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years Jacquelyn Watkins Baker; daughters Tammy Frisbie, Coppell; Tonya Baker, Forman, Ark.; Angel Baker, Gun Barrel City; sons Rodney Baker and wife Melanie, Leonard; Chris Baker and wife Christina, Gun Barrel City; Jeff Baker, Spring; and Chad Coulter Baker and wife Debbie, Keller; uncle Jerry Baker, Grand Prairie; brothers-in-law Richard “Ricky” Watkins, Gun Barrel City; Robert Watkins and wife Judy, Kemp; sister-in-law Faye Bales, Gun Barrel City; best friend for 52 years Royce Tippet; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous cousins; nieces, nephews, other loving family members and a host of friends.

McKinney.jpg (15329 bytes)Charles McKinney
Services for Charles T. McKinney, 80, Gun Barrel City, were held March 27, 2010, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McKinney was born June 2, 1929, in Dallas and died March 23, 2010, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jo McKinney, parents Martha and Thomas McKinney, five brothers and one sister.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past five years and was Baptist by faith.
He retired from Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 100.
Survivors include daughters Charlsey Bristow and husband Justin, Gun Barrel City; Debra Arber and husband David, Dallas; and Serena Ellison and husband Richard, Fairview; brothers Robert McKinney and wife Jean, Lone Oak; and Gerald McKinney and wife Diane, McKinney; sister Martha Sue Hilpert and husband Norman, Oklahoma City, Okla.; many nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Matt Mosier, Chad Cowels, Kyle Bristow, Michael Carlile, Daniel Carlile and David Arber.
Honorary pallbearers were Justin Bristow and Melissa Graham.

Billy Hanks
Billy M. Hanks died the day before his 83rd birthday in Mabank.
Hanks was born March 23, 1937, in Wink to Mary and Marvin Hanks and died March 22, 2010, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his ex-wife Patsy Moore Hanks.
He grew up in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, graduating from Eunice High School.
He entered the Navy and served on the U.S.S. Carter Hall, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer and serving as a naval air traffic controller.
He retired from the Navy and pursued several careers including Reserve Officers Training Corps teacher and Realtor before retiring to Mabank in 2005.
Survivors include his daughters, Tammy L. Hanks, Ph.D., Placitas, N.M.; and Terri L. Stroud, Argyle; six grandchildren and one grandson.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Anna Lou Broughton
Services for Anna Lou Berry Broughton, 77, Payne Springs, were held March 25, 2010, at the Trinidad City Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Burney officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Broughton was born July 23, 1932, in Trinidad and died March 22, 2010, in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her husband Herman Hinsley Broughton in 1973.
She was a lifetime resident of Payne Springs and an outgoing person who will be truly missed.
Survivors include sons Leland Eugene Broughton, Payne Springs; John Parks and wife Priscilla, Lakeland, Fla.; daughter Patty Ramsey and husband David, Payne Springs; other family members and many friends.

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