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Gary Davis
Services for Gary Eldon Davis, 48, Kemp, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009, at the Lakeside Baptist Church, State Highway 274 in Trinidad with Pastor Floyd Loven officiating.
Davis was born Aug. 16, 1960, in Texas to Betty and Eldon Davis and died April 11, 2009, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a carpenter and handyman and was Baptist by faith. He was a loving husband and father and faithful Christian. He liked to play his guitar and go fishing.
Survivors include his wife Kimberly Ann Steffenhagen Davis, Kemp; sons Gary Eldon Davis Jr. and Christian Roy Davis, both of Kemp; daughter Misty Dawn Romer and husband Adam Romer, Houston; mother-in-law Charlotte May Myers; brothers Doug, Mike and Gary Wayne Davis; sister Connie Hudson; brothers-in-law Vince Ingram and Joe Myers, all of Texas.

Joan Rudman
Services for Joan Marie Rudman, 57, Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date. The Rev. James Howard will officiate under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Rudman was born Sept. 14, 1951, in Dallas and died April 9, 2009, in Tyler.
She was a seamstress.
Survivors include her son Cliffton Rudman, Gun Barrel City; daughter Melissa Walley, Gun Barrel City; mother Lena Burk, Mabank; brother Benjamin Carr, Mabank; daughter-in-law Sherry Goodman, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Wyatt, Dominic, Gabriel and Sierra.

Clarence Barnett
A memorial service for Clarence Lee Barnett, 79, Payne Springs, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009, at the Assembly of God Church in Mabank.
Our loss is Godís gain. Arrangements are under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home in Athens. Barnett is being cremated.
Barnett was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Hemet, Calif., to Mary Penrod and Edward Benjamin Barnett and died April 10, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Joseph Robin Price, Washington, D.C., father Edward Barnett, Hemet, Calif., mother Mary Hickman, Hemet, Calif.; stepfather John Hickman, Barstow, Calif.; sisters Emma Blackwood, La Center, Wash.; Thelma Messerschmidt, Mabank; Clara McMullen, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; brother Charles Floyd Barnett, Hemet, Calif.; and mother and father-in-law Mae and Earl Myers, Landover, Md.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army during 1949-52.
He was employed as a truck driver in Maryland until he moved to Texas in 1971. He was employed by the Mabank and Eustace Water Districts until he returned to his favorite occupation, truck driving.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edna May Myers Barnett, Payne Springs; brother Eugene Barnett, Hemet, Calif.; children Donna Atherton, Kemp; Charles Barnett, Payne Springs; Darlene Warner, Kemp; Christina Henry, Gun Barrel City; and Michael Barnett, Chandler; uncle Sandy Barnett, Kemp; and aunt Leslie Dickey, Grandview; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, along with and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 


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