Methel E. Bailey
Services for Methel E. Bailey, 88, Dallas, were held April 10, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bailey was born Aug. 3, 1919, in Leighten, Ala., and died April 6, 2008, in Dallas.
Previously of Mabank, she had resided in Dallas for the past year and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City. She was a homemaker and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Gun Barrel City Chapter No. 1114.
Survivors include daughters Rheba Shepherd, Plant City, Fla.; and Carolyn Rose and husband Donald, Dallas; five grandchildren; sister Pauline Pinkerton, California; brother Kenneth Gist, Mississippi; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City, 511 Main St., Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.
Services for Pamela Dell Trammell, 45, Gun Barrel City, were held March 28, 2008, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Memorial Park.
Trammell was born Aug. 17, 1962, in Dallas to the late Dorothy and Cedric Farmer and died March 23, 2008, in Tyler.
She worked as a secretary in banking.
Survivors include her husband Robert Trammell; sons Shawn Trammell, Canton; Holland Trammell, Fort Worth; and Robert Trammell, Virginia Beach, Va.; daughters Terry Trammell, Fargo, N.D.; and Ashley Trammell, Gun Barrel City; sister Charlsie Warren, Dallas; brother Randy Farmer, Albuquerque, N.M.; and eight grandchildren.
Jimmie Lee Hutchings
Services for Jimmie Lee Hutchings, 71, were held March 31, 2008, at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Revs. Leonard Jackson, Dub Henry and Calvin Beach officiating. Interment was at the Resthaven Cemetery in Coriscana under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Jimmie was born May 20, 1936, in Littlefield, to Lena Cook and Roy Lee Hutchings and died March 27, 2008, in Kaufman County. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Wyota Magness.
He was a graduate of Lancaster High School and served in the U.S. Army.
He worked as a manager with the Pinkerton Security Agency more than 30 years. After retirement he worked for Wells Fargo Security as a manager for more than nine years.
He was a past board member for the Kemp Volunteer Fire Department and past member of the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club.
He was a member and deacon of the Trinity Baptist Church in Kaufman.
Survivors include his wife Maxine Hutchings; daughters Vivian Gay Beach and husband Marc, Houston; Vicky Lynn Barnsley and husband, Gordon, Kemp; and Ginger Kay Hughey and husband Walter, Kaufman; grandchildren Shane Brockway, Heather Barnsley and Leslie Brockway; great-grandson Dayton Brockway; sisters Leota Wiggins and her husband Dennis, Livingston; and Norma Green and husband Art, Fort Worth; brother-in-law Alton D. Magness, Weatherford; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Marc Beach, Gordon Barnsley, Walter Hughey, Alton Magness, Dennis Wiggins, Art Green, Scotty Steward and Shane Brockway.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.
Graveside services for Frankie Sue Anderson, 70, Highland Park, were held April 5, 2008, in Oaklawn Cemetery with Pastor Neal Jeffrey officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Anderson was born April 17, 1937, in Mabank and died April 1, 2008, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents Elbertine and Rufus Edwin Anderson.
She was an independent investor. Previously of New York, she had resided in Highland Park for the past 12 years and was of the Baptist faith.
She was a person who loved animals and supported Best Friends, ASPCA and Genesis Center of Kaufman.
Survivors include her daughters Allison Da Silva, Charlestown, Mass.; and Meredith Sloan, Charlotte, N.C.; son Elliot Sloan, Webster, Mass.; grandchildren Julie Bohm, Charlotte, N.C.; Leah and Evan Da Silva, both of Reading, Mass; loving cousins Dr. Tom Anderson, Kemp; Sheryl Anderson France, Carrollton; Becky Horner, Peel Town; and Darlene Conway, Silsbee; aunts Dorothy Sue Corbin, Dallas; and Cozy Moore, Houston; other family members and beloved friends.
Services for Evelyn Terry Cowley, 75, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 1 p.m. April 12, 2008, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kemp under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Cowley was born Jan. 5, 1933, in Garland and died April 7, 2008, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents Maggie Frances and Clifford William Dooley and brother Clifford William Dooley Jr.
Previously of North Hollywood, Calif., she had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 13 years and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kemp. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Austall Cowley, Gun Barrel City; son Austall Cowley Jr. and wife Esther, Ventura, Calif.; daughter Vickie Lynn Swink and husband Danny, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; grandchildren Toni, Lance, Leah, Brandon, Jaime, Carinne, Jillian, Rachel and Maggie; great-grandchildren Steven, Robert, Cole, Scarlett, Tessa, Thomas, Peyton and Riley; sisters Frances Thaxton, Gun Barrel City; Jeanette Gomez, Ventura, Calif.; and Joan Winget, Ventura, Calif.; sister-in-law Patsy Dooley, Gun Barrel City; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Verbie Brozek, 86, Dallas, were held April 7, 2008, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp with interment in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, R.L. Thornton Freeway.
Brozek was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Kemp and died April 5, 2008, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ben Nettles, daughter Cindy Nettles, son Gary Nettles, and parents and siblings.
She was a Baptist by faith and had resided in the Dallas area.
She was remembered as being spunky, sweet and devoted to her family.
Survivors include her niece Gail Johnson, Lone Oak; nephews Neil Dent, Lone Oak; and Robert Dent, Seven Points; several great-nieces, great-nephews; extended family and friends; and her pet dog Niki.
Services for Larry Joe Garmon, 56, McKinney, will be held at 2 p.m. April 15, 2008, at the Harbor Point Community Church in Plano with Pastor Dane Yarbrough officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Garmon was born June 29, 1951, in Sherman and died April 5, 2008, in Dallas.
Previously of Sherman, he had resided in McKinney for the past 20 years.
He was a master plumber and active in the North Texas Myeloma support group.
Survivors include his son Michael Garmon, Sherman; daughter Cynthia Craft, Plano; grandson Jordan Craft, Plano; mother Charlene Garmon, Gun Barrel City; sister Linda Hacker and husband John, Kemp; nephew Chris Hacker and wife JoAnna, Marshall; best friend and soul-mate Debby Lipely, McKcKinney.
Johnny Joy Branum
A memorial service for Johnny Joy Branum, 57, will be held at a later date by her family.
Branum was born Nov. 14, 1950, and died April 4, 2008, in Kaufman.
Survivors include her son Jack Branum Jr.; former husband Jack Branum Sr.; granddaughter Aireal Lei Branum; great-granddaughter; sister Joyce Sharon Davis; brother Robert Edward Hale; several extended family and friends who will miss her greatly.
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