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.
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
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.
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
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,
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army during
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