||Harold Heard Sr.
Services for Harold Cheslie Heard Sr., 70, Kemp, were held April 24, 2010, at the Phalba
Independent Gospel Church. Burial followed in the King Cemetery in Kemp under the
direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home of Gun Barrel City.
Heard was born Dec. 30, 1939, in Teaneck, N.J. to Gertrude Ethel and Thelbert Cheslie
Heard and died April 17, 2010, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
He was a minister and missionary for 32 years and spent 13 years traveling to Chile,
Belize, Guatemala and Mexico.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years Esther R. Heard; children Sherri Heinzman and
husband Greg; Harold Cheslie Hal Jr. and wife Sindy; Kathleen
Kathy Heard; Helen Heard; and James Heard; grandchildren Amber Swanson and
husband Cameron; Heather Hebel; Dalton Amos Hebel, Sara Heinzman; Leah
Heinzman; Victoria Heard; and Alexander Heard; great-grandchildren Hayden Adam Swanson and
baby Atkins due Oct. 29; brothers Kenney Heard and wife Dana; Johnny Heard and wife
Linnie; sisters Lurleen Strange and husband Gene; and Margaret Walker and husband Larry.
Memorial services for Dallas resident Betty Knott Nash, 66, formerly of Kemp, were held at
4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010 (today) at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in
Nash was born July 21, 1943, in Kemp to Betty T. and Tom B. Knott, and died April 24,
2010, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was known for her kindness, sincerity and beautiful smile.
She graduated as the Kemp High School valedictorian, where she was a cheerleader and
played on the basketball team.
She attended the University of Texas. In 1961, she married her junior high sweetheart,
Edward C. Nash Jr. of Kaufman.
In 1963, they settled in Dallas, where he pursued a career in banking, and raised three
She was active in the community and had numerous interests. She was an avid tennis player
at Royal Oaks Country Club and Brook Hollow Golf Club.
As a member of the Junior League of Dallas, she worked on many charitable projects,
including the Inner-City Day Camp.
She was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.
She had a lifelong passion for gardening and landscaping and enjoyed renovating houses
with her daughter Cindy.
After relocating to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in the 1990s, she became an enthusiastic
horseracing fan and handicapper.
Returning to Dallas, she established a rewarding career in real estate as a vice president
with Briggs Freeman Real Estate, where she received the companys Rose Award in 2009.
She enjoyed helping young couples find their dream home, and formed lasting relationships
with many families along the way.
Her life centered around family and friends and was greatly enriched by her five
grandchildren, who called her Honey.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Eddie Nash; sons Ted Nash and wife Dawn and
Thomas Nash; daughter Cindy Nash Hughes and husband Tom; grandchildren Patrick, Andrew and
Katherine Nash, and Eleanor and Nash Hughes, all of Dallas; sister Ellen Knott
Abercrombie, Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.
She was truly known by many and loved by all.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for cancer research may be made to The University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Attention: Pat Mulkey, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX
Services for Eugene Gene O. Ragsdale, 89, Gun Barrel City, were held April 23,
2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating. Burial was
in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in
Ragsdale was born March 15, 1921, in Dallas and died April 21, 2010, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents Maude and Artie Ragsdale, one sister and five
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 40 years.
He retired from the Ford Motor Co. and was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Boys
Club of Dallas and was a staunch Republican.
Pallbearers were Larry Shelton, Walter Reaves, Matt Shelton, Arron Reeves, A.J. Amyx and
Private services for Betty J. Shreves, 75, Payne Springs, will be held at a later date
under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Shreves was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Dallas and died April 20, 2010, in Payne Springs.
Survivors include daughters Vicky Lynn Roberts, Tyler; Sherri Parks, Garland; Michelle
Almond Afford, Arlington; special friend Peggy Ostrom, Payne Springs; uncle B.F. Hurst,
Dallas; other family members and many friends.
Services for Terry Glenn Bookman, 53, Canton, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010
(today), at the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley
and John Dyer officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Bookman was born Nov. 2, 1956, in Athens to Bobbie Clark and Donnie Glenn Bookman and died
April 26, 2010, in the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his mother, and brother Tracey Don Bookman.
He was a retired builder in construction and Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife Catheryn Bookman, Canton; son Colby Bookman, Mount Pleasant;
daughter Wendi Bookman, Mabank; stepdaughters Jennie Russell, Trinidad; and Amber Russell,
Canton; brother Timothy Bookman and wife Donna, Canton; sister Robin Gore and husband
Dennis, Edom; eight grandchildren; father Donnie Bookman, Canton; aunts, uncles, many
nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends.
Pallbearers were Erik Batie, Taylor Bookman, Jordan Rouse, Layne Gordon, Brent Hensley,
Mark Spier, Jimmy Paul and Tim Phifer.
Graveside services for Thallas Lavern Raymond, 74, Seven Points, were held April 26, 2010,
at the Cedarvale Cemetery with Eston Williams officiating under the direction of
Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Raymond was born May 3, 1935, in Kaufman County to Lorene Venita Bardin and William
Charlie Raymond and died April 22, 2010, in a Dallas hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife Zelma.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was a truck driver most of his life.
He moved to Seven Points in 2005, where he was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his sons Kenneth, Freddie and William Raymond; daughter Alice Marie
Stone; brothers Bryce, Donald, Harold and David Raymond; sisters Harvelee Raymond and
Barbara Gearson; several grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Services for Mary Hefner, 84, were held April 29, 2010 (today), with Pastor Mike Adalian
officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Kemp.
Hefner was born Nov. 12, 1925, and died April 25, 2010, in Arlington.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years A.Y. Hefner; daughter Maxine Snow and husband
Mike; grandson Doug Snow and wife Caroline; granddaughter Holly Snow and fiancé Robert
French; great-granddaughter Madison Snow; sisters Eva Jean Hill and husband Clarence; and
Patsy Ratto and husband Jimmy; numerous nieces and nephews.