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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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,
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
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.