Services for Barbara Lee Stephens McGibboney, 72, Tool, were held April 18, 2008, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Cremation was her choice over burial.
McGibboney was born March 18, 1935, in Roanoak Rapids, N.C. to Ethel Inez Epps and John Lambeth Stephens., and died April 14, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter and brother Robert Bruce Stephens.
She worked for an insurance company in Dallas for many years before retiring. She was an avid reader and movie buff and lived in Tool the last 20 years of her life.
Though her last days were in a convalescent center, she was loved dearly and will be missed by all.
She graduated from Irving High School where she met her husband of 49 years Vernon Lewis McGibboney. They had one child Bart Loy McGibboney. During Vernon McGibboney’s long enlistment in the U.S. Army, she followed him where she could with their son.
They had lived in Germany, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Arizona and different areas of Texas.
Survivors include her husband Vernon L McGibboney, Tool; son and daughter-in-law Bart Loy and Willamina Sue McGibboney, Gun Barrel City; grandchild Charles Cortez Henry, Oklahoma; great-granddaughters Caitlyn and Madison Henry, Kansas; sister and brother-in-law Peggy and Bill Lehmberg, Georgia; brother and sister-in-law John L. and Francis Stephens, Kansas; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Sharon E. Kiphen-Nichols
Memorial services for Sharon E. Kiphen-Nichols, 60, Red Oak, were held April 19, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Kiphen-Nichols was born April 11, 1948, in Austin and died April 14, 2008, in Dallas.
She was a retail store manager.
Survivors include her husband Larry G. Nichols, Texas; sons Hal Lacy Burton Jr., Cedar Hill; and Kristopher Wayne Burton, Red Oak; daughter DeAnna Nicole Smith and husband Patrick Bryan, Forney; and five grandchildren.
Services for Helen Lyola Petro, 93, Mabank, were held April 1, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating. Interment was in the Riverside National Cemetery in California under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Petro was born Dec. 14, 1914, in TinPlate, W.V., and died March 28, 2008, in Athens. She was preceded in death by husband Joseph Petro Sr., son Joseph Petro Jr. and daughter Joyce Edmiston.
She was a homemaker. Previously of California, she had resided in Mabank for the past four years and was of the Catholic faith. She was married for 58 years and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was lovingly called “Grandma,” and was known at the First United Methodist Church as “GG.” She was a member of the Violet Club.
Survivors include her daughters Evelyn Rhodes, Mabank; Pat Chapman, Mabank; Nancy Jack, Fremont, Calif.; and Pat Chapman, Mabank; sister Clara Curtis, California; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.
Services for Marvin Hillary Guy were held April 16, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Revs. Byron Jones and Neil Jeffrey officiating. Burial was in Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Allen Family Funeral Options in Plano.
Guy was born July 30, 1922, in Kemp to Lea Ola and Luther Delbert Guy and died April 13, 2008.
He served in the U.S. Navy from June, 1942, to January, 1946. He used the knowledge learned in the service as an aircraft mechanic, working for LTV Corporation for 28 years.
He married Martha Brady March 25, 1990, and they had 18 years full of love, laughter and family.
Survivors include his sister Pauline Ellis, Dallas; children Doris Johnson, Billy Don Guy, Connie Ritcher, Michael Brady, Beckey Mauldin, David and Suzanne Brady, Randy and Jeanine Trigg, Mark and Kelley Brady, Jeff and Gretchen Pruitt, Patrick and Kelly Brady, Roger and Linda Hough and Bertha Brady; grandchildren Shonnie Graham, Casey and Alisa Mauldin, Mark and Stacey Spears, Robert and Amanda Clinard, Jim and Jennifer Smith, David and Rachel Brady, Sarah and Elizabeth Trigg, Bethany and Hillary Pruitt, Steve and Cathy McCain, Richard Ferguson, Jeff and Tonya Johnson and Bryan and Diana Johnson; great-grandchildren Brandon and Ryan McCain, Amber Brown, Jessica Yates, Whitney Ferguson, Taylor and Kaytlyn Johnson, Casey, Dusty and Misty Mauldin, Randee Cox, Carlee and William Spears, Donavan, Macey, Bailey and Paige Clinard, Cal, Sutton and baby Smith, Emily Brady, Dale and Kyler Graham; and great-great-grandchildren Colby and Carson Brown, Austin, Kaylee and Luke McCain.
Ephesians 4:29: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
That verse sums up the life of Marvin Hillary Guy. He introduced himself to everyone as “Gramps,” and was a true blessing to all who knew him.
Funeral services for Robert W. Willcutt, 73, Kemp, will be private.
He was preceded in death by his parents Theina B. Harmon Gildart and Leo Willcutt.
Survivors include his sons Robert D. Willcutt, Rhode Island; and Steven D. Willcutt, Kentucky.
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