Services for Margie Lee Payne Davis, 72, formerly of the Cedar Creek Lake
area, were held April 28, 2012, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in
Mesquite. Interment followed at Ware Cemetery in Kaufman County, near Kemp.
Davis was born July 18, 1939, to Lucille Bernice Pierce and Cassius Melvin
Payne and died peacefully in her sleep April 21, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy E. Davis.
Survivors include her sons, Samuel Andrew, James Parker, Cary Glenn and
Fredrick Alden Davis; brother Charlie M. Payne; many loving grandchildren;
nieces and nephews, cousins, and other family members.
Services for Gloria Elizabeth Stallings, 85, of Star Harbor, were held April
29, 2012, at Lakeland House with Rev. Charles Kimble of the United Methodist
Church of Malakoff officiating. Interment followed at the National Cemetery
in Jacksonville, Fla.
Stallings was born March 8, 1925, in Houston, to Virginia Davis and Dr.
Frank Scott Glover and died April 23, 2012, after a long battle with
She and her husband, Parks J. Stallings, enjoyed many years together
traveling the country while he was a Marine Corps aviator. They settled in
Corpus Christi to raise their three children.
She was an accomplished pianist, and a longtime hospital volunteer in
Jacksonville, Fla. and Sky Valley, Ga.
She was a founding member of the garden club while living in Sky Valley, Ga.
She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, the “love of her
Survivors include her daughter, Selwyn D. Wilson and husband, Floyd P.
Wilson, Jr. of Star Harbor; sons Parks J. Stallings, Jr. and wife, Martha of
Jacksonville, Fla., Charles T. Stallings II and wife Brenda, of Andersen,
S.C.; grandsons Bart and Matt Wilson, Ryan and Matthew Stallings;
granddaughters Elizabeth Trimble, Kim Sirdevan and Amy Gandy;
great-grandchildren Taylor, Peyton, Kailee, Mason, Haley, Wilson, Aubrey,
Katherine and Parker; and good friend Shirley Smith.
Thank yous to the ladies of Lakeland House Assisted Living for the years of
care and concern during her five year stay.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Services for Aubrey Lavern Smith, 91, of Eustace, were held April 30, 2012,
in the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Derrick Rodgers
officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Smith was born July 12, 1920, in Wolfe City, to Addie Blagg and William
Oliver Smith and died April 27, 2012, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rosa Lee Caldwell Smith and
siblings Verlous Smith, Louise Howard, Durwood Smith and Mildred Jeffries.
Survivors include his children, Peggy Hayne of Baton Rouge, La., Caroline
Sue Bowman of Euless, and Ronnie Smith of Eustace; six grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Vera Faye Hudgins, 81, will be held at a later date.
Hudgins was born April 22, 1931, in Navarro County, to L. A. and Lee Kinson
and died April 25, 2012.
To many she will be known as “Doodle.” She enjoyed playing bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don Hudgins, daughter
Latica Dickins and son Billy Gene Spencer.
Survivors include her children John Spencer and wife Bridget of Kemp, Rodger
Spencer and wife Kitty of Payne Springs, Tammy Moore and husband James of
Mabank; sister Pearl Crapazona; several grandchildren and
A personal tribute may be posted online at
Services for Grady Wesley Weir, 81, of Kemp, were held April 30, 2012, at
Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home.
Weir was born May 5, 1930, in Rusk, to Opal and Grady Weir and died April
26, 2012, peacefully at home.
He was the oldest of four and married Pauline in Palestine, July 3, 1950.
They had five children.
He served in the Army for three years and served in World War II, earning a
He was a resident of Kemp for 33 years and owner of Weir’s Pump Service Inc.
for 27 years.
He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and dominos, casinos and entertaining
family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, brother Leo Weir and his parents.
Survivors include his children, Homer Weir and wife Kathie, Larry Weir and
wife Cynthia, Patricia Yarbrough and husband Danny, Brenda Weir, Tracie
Smith and husband Danny; grandchildren Michael Weir, Suzanne, Tim and Doug
Moore, Michelle Waldorf, Dana Dickerson, Derek and Kasey Smith;
great-grandchildren Brittney Ann and Shelby Nichole Dempsey, Nathan McGuire,
Michael Moore, Thunder Dale and Crystalynn Athena Waldorf, Jonathon Blake
Dickerson, Breanna Aileen and Daniel Blake Smith, Berkley Page Franklin,
Catherine Elizabeth and Joseph Michael Raggio; brothers Alfred and Edward