William Ingram Sr.
Services for William “Bill” Marshall Ingram Sr, 91, were held April 10,
2011, at the First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City.
Ingram was born Feb. 27, 1920, in Batesville, Miss., to Ruth Busby and Will
Ingram and died April 6, 2011.
While living in Batesville, Miss., Ingram met and married Lois Henry. The
couple had three children Bill Jr., Jimmie Ruth and Leslie Wayne.
Ingram eagerly joined the Army during World War II to fight for his country
and served in Italy until the end of the war.
After the end of their marriage, Ingram moved from Batesville, Miss., to
He met his future bride, Pat Lipsey, while he owned the Esso Service Station
on Scyene Road. She lived across the street with her parents.
He and Pat married a year later on June 5, 1953. Mrs. Ingram had a son named
James Wayne from her previous marriage whom “Bill” loved as his own.
One year later, Keith Duane Ingram was born on July 4, 1954. Three years
later, Mona Elizabeth Ingram was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1957.
Ingram was introduced to the tire business when he went to work at Transtate
Tire Company in Hutchins.
He later started his own business named Bill’s Tire Sales. He worked in the
tire business in one form or another up to the age of 88.
While living in Dallas, he rededicated his life to Christ and became a very
active member at Bethany Baptist Church.
He served in the church doing benevolence, teaching Sunday School and
In 1976, Ingram and his wife went to Oslo, Norway on an Evangelistic Crusade
with the church group.
In 1994, the couple moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area and joined the First
He was a very faithful member until his health kept him at home most of the
Ingram loved the peaceful Cedar Creek Lake life and his many friends he made
He was preceded in death by sons Bill Ingram Jr. and Keith Ingram; and
grandchildren Shane Ingram and Sandra Lopez.
Survivors include his wife and soul mate, Pat Ingram, Cedar Creek Lake; sons
Leslie Ingram and wife Shiann, Wills Point; James Lipsey and wife Marsha,
Flower Mound; daughters Jimmie Ruth Williams and husband Travis, Batesville,
Miss.; Mona Hernandez, Southlake; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren;
and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
He will be forever loved and greatly missed.
Services for Winford E. “Bince” Oden, 85, were held April 11, 2011, at
Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas.
Oden was born July 5, 1925 in Scottsboro, Ala., to Clara and Jim Oden and
died April 8, 2011.
He spent 13 years in the Merchant Marines.
Oden owned and operated Oden Electric in the D/FW area.
Upon retiring, he moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area, where he became a real
estate broker by attending Trinity Valley Community College in Athens.
While running a successful real estate business, he also became a life
member of the Optimist Club, acquired Noble Grand status in the Ennis IOOF
Loge No. 227 and served five years on the West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility
District board of directors.
Oden loved people and was known and loved by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Georgia Oden; son Bruce Oden;
daughter Elizibeth Ann Oden; and grandson Quincy Crawford.
Survivors include sister Janice Rozmiarek, brother-in-law Eugene Rozmiarek;
nieces Debbie McGuire and husband Mac; Karen Holland and husband Rick; and
other family members.
Services for Steve Lewis Bufkin, 56, Kemp, were held April 16, 2011, at
Anderson Clayton Brothers Chapel in Kemp.
He was born Dec. 22, 1954, in Dallas to Dean Carter and Gene Bufkin and died
April 9, 2011, in Kaufman.
Bufkin will be remembered as the clown in social gatherings and was a
surrogate father to everybody.
He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles.
Bufkin also served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Francis and Jim Bufkin and
daughter Jessica Bufkin.
Survivors include his parents of Kemp; daughter Jennifer Bufkin, Granby,
Colo.; brother Doug Bufkin and wife Trish, Pensacola, Fla.; and best friend
Carol Bufkin, Granby, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for C.C. Chadwick, 84, Mabank, were held April 14, 2011, at Eubank
Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Chadwick was born July 24, 1926, in Dallas to Allie B. and Clarence N.
Chadwick and died April 11, 2011, in Mabank.
He was a veteran of World War II and had a love for his country.
Chadwick was a machinist at T.I. and several other companies until his
retirement from Dallas Independent School District.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City where he enjoyed
singing in the Hallelujah and Sanctuary choirs.
Chadwick was involved with the Mabank Good Samaritans, Care-N-Share of Gun
Barrel City and Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Doris Chadwick.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Chadwick; sons Steve Brown and wife Becky;
Larry Chadwick and wife CiCi; stepson Bobby Bennett; grandchildren Nancy,
Richard, Casey, Ben, Amanda and Bethany; great-grandchildren Nieko, Nya,
Emilio, Phoenix, Cabriel, Ethan and Zanth.
Memorial services for Wilbure Dean Starrett, 72, Gun Barrel City, are
scheduled for a later date.
Starrett was born Sept. 4, 1938, in Como to Olene Seymore and William Howard
Starrett and died April 8, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Louise Starrett; children
Brenda Jumper, Wallace Starrett, Rhonda Gordon and her companion Jimmie
Carroll, William Starrett and wife Missy, Cynthia Tobar and husband Junior;
mother Olene Wilson; brothers Gerald Don Starrett and wife Chris; Terry
Starrett and wife Annie; aunt and uncle Veta and James Harper; 14
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous other family members and
Services for Mary Madeline “Maddie” Christian, 84, Mabank, were held April
8, 2011, at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Christian was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Huntington, W. V., to Ida Mae Howard
and Harry Donald Norris and died April 4, 2011, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack Dempsey Christian
Sr.; son Ricky Dale Christian; a brother and four sisters.
Survivors include children Donna Gail Christian, Jack Dempsey Chrisitan Jr.
and wife Pamela; brother Harry Donald Norris Jr. and wife Kay; sister-in-law
Kelly Irene Christian; grandchildren Jeremy McCutcheon and wife Karla; Jason
McCutcheon and wife Mariah; Jennifer Gorom and husband Richard; Michael
Christian and wife Amanda; Caitlin, Travis and Hannah Christian;
great-grandchildren Justin and Hailey McCutcheon; very special friend Joe
Kelly; numerous other family members and many friends.
Services for David Lee Davis, 55, Mabank, were held April 15, 2011, at
Locust Grove Cemetery in the Hiram Community with Bro. Jimmy Davis
Davis was born Oct. 23, 1955, to Meda Ruby Winchester and Lonnie Carl Davis
and died April 12, 2011, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alan, Bunk, William and
Carl Davis; and sister Rita Jo Davis.
Survivors include brothers Ricky Davis, Burnett; Meredith “Auggie” Davis and
wife Amy, Canton; sister-in-law Cathy Ann Davis, Little Elm; nieces Cathy
Lynn Thompson, Sherry Hawk, Michelle, Crystal, Bailey and Kelly Davis;
nephews J.R., Carl, Bubba, Waylon, Cody, Richard and Zack Davis; numerous
other family members and many friends.