Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
 

Maudie Adams
Services were held for Maudie Adams, 81, Mabank, May 3, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp, with the Reverends James McWhorter and Michael Isbell officiating. Burial followed in the Forreston Cemetery, Forreston.
Adams was born Maudie Frances Thedford July 18, 1925, in Ferris, the daughter of Elbert Henry Thedford and Annie Pearlee Pogue and died April 30, 2007 at her home in Mabank.
She was affiliated with the Wildwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband James Anthony McWhorter, sister Blanche Adams, and brothers Hariel Thedford and Archie Thedford.
Survivors include her husband, Don Adams of Mabank; son James McWhorter and wife Gladys of Mabank; daughter Barsha Whitley and husband Bobby of Mabank; stepchildren David Adams of Palestine; Bruce Adams and wife Jane of Lubbock; Donita Sanders and husband Jerry of Fenton, Mich.; and Jan Swanson and husband Jerald of Lubbock; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; sister Elva Gillentine of Grand Saline; and numerous other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Tony Whitley, Terry Whitley, Tim Whitley, Josh Whitley, Jimmy McWhorter and Brian McWhorter.

Rollen Robertson
Services for Rollen Carlton Robertson, 87, Malakoff, were held May 2, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Malakoff with Brother Casey Perry officiating. Burial was in Malakoff Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Robertson was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Malakoff to the late Roxie Scott and Jesse Robertson and died April 30, 2007, at his residence.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff.
Survivors include his wife Virginia Brady Robertson, Malakoff; son Don Robertson; daughters Barbara Gunnels and Rhonda Wilcox; brother Duncan Robertson; sisters Carva Beidler, Gladys Fink and Joyce Russell; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Roy Knight, Buster Carter, Eddie Jefferson, Owen Lee Robertson, Billy Joe Robertson, Jerry Ray Lindamood, Ryan Rinn and Buddy Cox.
Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Robertson, Rollen Robertson, Riley Robertson and Koen Rinn.

Ralph Adams
An Irish wake will be held at a later date for Ralph Quincy Adams, 71, Clovis, N.M. (former resident of Spanish Shores in Gun Barrel City). Arrangements are under the direction of Muffley Funeral Home, Inc. in Clovis, N.M.
Adams was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Tucumcari, N.M., to Ben E. and Ola Dekle Adams and died April 27, 2007, in Clovis, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Karen Shayotovich.
He married Jo Dell Shipp Dec. 23, 1960, in Tucumcari, N.M. He worked as a switchman and conductor for 48 years with Southern Pacific Railroad and four years with Union Pacific Railroad.
He came to Clovis, N.M. in February, 2004, and was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He loved golf, fishing and cabinetry work. He restored old cars.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1856, Clovis, NM 88101.

Mary Krasucky
Graveside services for Mary Alice Krasucky, 84, Dublin, formerly of Mabank, were held May 3, 2007, at the Four-Mile Lutheran Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Krasucky was born June 6, 1922, in Wise Community to Burl and Edna Cabaniss Wise and died May 2, 2007, in Dublin. She was preceded in death by her first husband Grady Cobb and second husband George Krasucky.
She grew up in Wise Community near Canton and Mabank and attended school in Wise, Prairieville and Mabank. She was a devoted mother and loved to ride horses. She had careers in nursing, as a beautician, taxi driver and secretary to name a few. Most of her life was spent in Dallas.
Survivors include her daughter Brenda Bleeker and husband Brad, Morgan
Mill; brother Clarence Robert Wise and wife Joyce, Mesquite; grandson Melvin Bleeker, Stephenville; and great-grandson Gunnar Bleeker, Dublin.

Helen Davis
Services for Helen Flowers Davis, 83, North Richland Hills, were held May 4, 2007, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gregg Headley officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Davis was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Mabank and died May 1, 2007, in Duncanville. She was preceded in death by two husbands Howard DeShong and E.W. Gilbreath.
She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Dallas. She was a member of the Gospel Lighhouse Church in Dallas.
Survivors include her husband Elzie Davis, Dallas; stepsons Wayne and Cecil Long, Dallas; nephews Larry Reed, Harker Heights and Marvin Reed, North Richland Hills; nieces Angeline Reed, North Richland Hills; and Jennifer Marbach, Katy; several cousins and friends.

Nadine Chandler
Funeral services for Nadine Chandler, 73, Kemp, were held May 3, 2007, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Dennis Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in Kemp under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Chandler was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Kaufman and died May 1, 2007, in Gun Barrel City. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
She was a LVN nurse and had lived in Kemp all her life. She was a member of the Seven Points Church of Christ. She married her husband Waymon Lee Chandler Oct. 1, 1949. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband Waymon Lee Chandler, Kemp; sons Gary Lee Chandler and wife Becky, Corsicana; Darrell Scott Chandler and fianceť Stephanie Pike, Kemp; daughters Brenda Bankston and husband David, Winfield; Kay Garrett, Arlington; and Teresa Ranae Struble and husband Alan, Aledo; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Larry Henderson, Dallas; and Ronnie Henderson, Kemp; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Charles Kenkman Jr.
Memorial services for Charles Kenkman Jr., 85, Trinidad, were held May 5, 2007, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points with Brother Loven officiating.
Kenkman was born April 19, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Charles and Iva Kenkman Sr. and died May 1, 2007, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Wilna, daughter Nancy Massengill and granddaughter Debra Wilmoth.
He was an engineer in the packaging industry.
Survivors include his daughters Sharon Hooper, Caddo Mills; and LesLee Johnston, Ovilla; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.