Graveside services for Billie Jo Thornton, 80, Kemp, were held May 4,
2007, at King Cemetery with Jerry Mullins officiating under the
direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Thornton was born April 19, 1927, in Aley to the late Warren and Jodie
Greenhaw Colvin and died May 2, 2007, in Kemp. She was preceded in death
by her parents, husband James Thornton, three sisters and three
She was raised in the Flag Lake and Aley communities with 12 siblings.
She moved from the area for 24 years but later returned with her family.
She was a dedicated worker in the surrounding areas and worked as an
aide for the Kemp Independent School District.
Survivors include her son Wesley and Jan Hendrix, Alba; daughter April
and Joe Pass, Kemp; brothers Dewain Colvin, Haltom City; Harold and
Nadine Colvin, Trinidad; Richard and Rosalee Colvin, Trinidad; sisters
Nelda Hendrix, Forney; Rachel and Leroy Voight, Garland; and Gail and
Cecil Brown, Kemp; grandson Clayton Pass, Kemp; granddaughter Sarah
Contributions may be made to the Kemp Elementary School library.
A memorial service for Les Smith, 56, Eustace, was held April 28, 2007,
at Grace Fellowship Outreach Church in Eustace under the direction of
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Smith was born Sept. 23, 1950, in Dallas and died April 25, 2007, in
He had lived most of his life in Eustace and was of the Pentecostal
faith. He was kind, loving and courteous and was one-of-a-kind. He was a
Survivors include his daughters Monica Smith Williams, Eustace; Christie
Perkins, Seagoville; and Alisha Drohn, Eustace; sons Leslie Laster Smith
III, Gun Barrel City; and Timothy Smith, Eustace; 11 grandchildren;
brothers Gene Smith and Jimmie Smith, both of Dallas; other family
members and many friends.
Charles Kenkman Jr.
A memorial service for Charles Kenkman Jr., 85, was held May 5, 2007, at
Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Brother Loven officiating.
Kenkman was born April 19, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Iva and Charles
Kenkman Sr., and died May 1, 2007, in Tyler after a lengthy illness. He
was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Wilna, daughter Nancy
Massingill and granddaughter Deborah Willmouth.
He was a baker along with his brothers and father. He was in the Navy
during World War II. He retired from Pollock Paper Co. as a package
During his more than 40 years on Cedar Creek Lake, he, along with his
wife and daughter Nancy, cofounded and helped build the Cedar Creek
Animal Shelter. He attended the Lakeside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters Sharon and husband G.W. Hooper, Caddo
Mills; and Leslee and husband Gene Johnston, Ovila; grandchildren Shawn,
Danyel, Tonya and Christopher; 10 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild; brothers Bobby and wife Doreen Kenkman and Donny
and wife Shirley Kenkman of Washington state; nieces, nephews, loving
cousins and many friends.
Services for Gerald Ray Marrs, 76, Malakoff, were held May 5, 2007, at
the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dale Norris officiating.
Interment was in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction
of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Marrs was born Sept. 10, 1930, in Dallas and died May 2, 2007, in
Previously of Duncanville, he had lived in Malakoff since 1995, and was
a member of the Faith Community Baptist Church. He was a master
stonemason and a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be
Survivors include his wife Merion Marrs, Malakoff; son Sid Marrs and
wife Roxanne, Forney; daughters Jeanette Harris, Oklahoma; Barbara Marrs,
Garland; and Jerry Washburn and husband Larry, Wylie; four
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other family member and many
Services for LaWanda Dyer, 68, Mabank, were held May 7, 2007, at Beacon
Church of Christ with Brethren Ken Maddox and Timothy Sparks
officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction
of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Dyer was born Oct. 27, 1938, in Ninnekah, Okla., and died May 4, 2007,
She was a homemaker and lived in Mabank all her life. She was a member
of the Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include her husband Jack Dyer, Mabank; sons John Dyer and wife
Betty, Mabank; Mark Dyer and wife Tina, Mabank; and James Dyer and wife
Brandi, Canton; daughters Athena Taylor and husband Jim, Rusk; and
Jackie Martin and husband Don, Eustace; brother Keenan Boehme and wife
Marzette, Mabank; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John, Mark, James and Caleb Dyer, Don Martin and Keenan
Honorary pallbearers were Jacob and Daniel Dyer, Tommy Byrd and Joshua
Linda D. Weaver
Services for Linda D. Weaver, 58, Trinidad, were held May 6, 2007, at
Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Brother Ned Mullins
officiating. Interment followed in Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad.
Weaver was born April 6, 1949, in Dallas to the late Frank H. and Opal
Speake and died May 1, 2007, in Dallas.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband Vernon Weaver, Trinidad; sons Randall and
wife Donya Weaver, Trinidad; and Dennis and wife Jane Weaver, Trinidad;
sister Nadine Wood, Dallas; grandsons Justin and Patrick Weaver,
granddaughters Ashlee, Brandalyn, Tiffney and Brittney Weaver.