Services for Tisha Fay Lawley, 35, Mabank, were held May 11, 2009, at
Chinquapin Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating under
the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Lawley was born Sept. 2, 1973, and died May 5, 2009, in Tyler.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband James “J.J.” Walker, Mabank; sons Dakota
Walker and Ty Eanhardt Walker, both of Mabank; parents Rita and Fred
Lawley, Eustace; brothers Eddie Lawley and wife Denise, Emory; and Tracy
Lawley, Eustace; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Velma Jean Wright
Services for Velma Jean Wright, 74, Dallas, were held May 8, 2009, at
Quietwood Baptist Church of Dallas, with Brothers Alfredo Rios, Romulo
Rivera, Gary Troxella and Neil Burton officiating under the direction of
Mesquite Funeral Home. Interment was at the Kleberg Cemetery in Dallas.
Wright was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Gorman to the late Minnie Velma Jones
and Homer Wesley Coker and went to be with the Lord May 4, 2009, at her
home in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by sisters Linda Runize Pergeson and Winnie
Faye Gregg, brother Vernon Wesley Coker, son Larry Ray Oliver and a
son-in-law Jim Maddox.
Survivors include a sister Loreta Matthews and husband Paul, Pittsburg;
daughters Robbie Coussan, Dallas; Margaret Maddox, Trinidad; son Kenneth
Oliver and wife Brenda, Ben Wheeler; best friend Daniel Soto, Dallas;
grandchildren James Houston, Amanda Sizemore, Elisha Rivera, Matthew
Maddox, Jeremy Oliver, Quintin Oliver, Shiela Etchieson, Michael Beal;
and great-grandchildren Dianna Houston, Lacretia Sizemore, Dakota
Houston, Kahlan Houston, Jason Etchieson and Baylie Etchieson; numerous
nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Services for Sidney “Happy” Shackelford were held May 13, 2009, at the
St. James On The Lake Episcopal Church in Kemp with the Rev. Jerry
Shackelford was born Sept. 7, 1943, in Dallas to the late Dorothy Jane
and Robert Zschach and passed away May 9, 2009, in Kemp.
She graduated from Okmulgee High School and the University of Tulsa, in
Oklahoma and received her master’s degree from the University of Texas
She was a retired school teacher.
She taught in Oklahoma, Aransas Pass ISD, Kemp, and Mabank. She was a
member of St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her son, Raymond Shackelford and his wife Melanie,
Kemp; grandson Robert Lawson Shackelford, Kemp; numerous other relatives
In lieu of flowers the family asks donation be made to St. James on the
Lake Memorial Fund.
Memorial services for Edith M. Johnstone, 62, Kemp, will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in
Kemp with the Revs. Dub Henry and Todd Peavy officiating.
Johnstone was born Feb. 19, 1947, in Terrell to the late Ruby Mae
(Flowers) and Horace Willid Stovall, and passed away May 10, 2009, in
She was preceded in death by an infant sister Jo Tina Stovall.
She graduated from Kemp High School and was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Kemp.
Survivors include her husband Bill Johnstone, Kemp; sons Ronald
Johnstone and wife Angie, Kaufman; and Matthew Ryan Johnstone, Benbrook;
grandchildren Eric Johnstone and David Johnstone and his wife Lindsie;
great-grandchild Emilie Johnstone; sisters Judy Martin, Wills Point;
Doris White, Kaufman; and Cathy Elzner, Kemp; brother, Donald Ray
Stovall, Wills Point; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Edith
M. Johnstone Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 281, Kemp, TX 75143, for the
charities close to her heart.
Services for Ronald Olan Walker, 74, formerly of Waco, were held May 12,
2009, at the Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Bryan
Walker was born July 17, 1934, in Waco to Frances Simkins and Lee Walker
and died May 8, 2009, at the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He married Janice Jewel in Waco in 1954. After graduating from Temple
High School, he received a bachelor of science in journalism from the
University of Texas and a master’s degree in journalism from the
University of North Texas.
He was a technical writer for Lockheed-Martin Corporation and his last
project was with the B-2 bomber.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Baptist
Church. He was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife Janice Jewell Walker; son Ronald N. Walker
and wife Julie; daughters Linda Garretson and husband Charles; and
Patricia Jones and husband Michael; grandchildren Alicia Underwood and
husband Bill, Matthew Garretson, Brent Walker, Timothy Walker, Andrew
Jones and Daniel Jones; great grandchildren Pruett, Piper and Michael.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
Services for Samuel L. Wade, 59. Gun Barrel City, will be held at a
later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in
Wade was born Dec. 27, 1949, in Thomasville, Ga., and died May 8, 2009,
in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for 29 years and
was Lutheran by faith.
He was an electrician and veteran.
Survivors include his wife Helyn Wade, Gun Barrel City; and sister
Janice Waters, Thomasville, Ga.
Services for Shirley Ann Landrum, 71, Kemp, will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday (today), May 14, 2009, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel
with R.J. Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in the King
Landrum was born Aug. 14, 1937, to the late Robbie Laverne Hice and
Gilbert Ralph Richard and passed away May 10, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ for several years.
Survivors include her husband John Landrum, Kemp; daughters Karen
McDougald and husband Lynn, Kemp; and Jonna Cook and husband Randy
Sears, Kemp; grandchildren Sabrina Garrison and her husband Chris
McBride, Kerens; Heather McDougald, Kemp; John David Cook, Kemp, Cody
Robert Cook, Kemp; and Chase Raymond Sears, Keller; great-grandchild
Tyler Garrison, Kerens; brothers Jim Richard and wife Freida, Ferris;
T.C. Richard and wife Ann, Kemp; and Jerrell Richard, Kemp; numerous
other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are J.D. Cook, Cody Cook, Randy Sears, Lynn McDougald, Chris
McBride, Dee Thompson, Tyson Garrison and Chase Sears.
Services for Carole Duncan, 62, Gun Barrel City, are under the direction
of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Duncan was born Aug. 16, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Okla. and died May 9,
2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by son Chad Duncan.
Previously of Mesquite, she had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1995,
and was married for 43 years. She was a nurse.
Survivors include her husband James Duncan, Gun Barrel City; sister
Linda Lee and husband Tommy, Marianna, Fla.; father Cecil Wiman,
Houston; and mother Nelda Hendricks, Dothan, Ala.
Services for Dorothy Jean Hudspeth Pinson, 63, Kemp, were held May 8,
2009, at Moorhead-Epps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Billy Smith
Pinson was born Jan. 15, 1946, in Mount Pleasant and died May 2, 2009,
She was preceded in death by her parents Pearly Belle Bone and William
Henry Hudspeth, infant brother James Earl, sister Claudine and brother
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter Paula Nixon Parker and future son-in-law
Bart Berington; son Johnny Ray Pinson; grandchildren Larissa Nixon,
Devon Pinson, Adam Pinson and Cameron Landsbam; great-grandchildren
Lilla Pinson, Cayden Parker; sister Pauline and brother Billy.
Services for Elinor Shelton Thomas, 98, Grand Prairie, were held May 13,
2009, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Loveless
officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
Thomas was born April 27, 1911, in the Becker Community to the late
Martha Ann (Adams) and Samuel Lee Shelton and passed away May 7, 2009,
She was preceded in death by her husband Littrel Thomas May 6, 2002, two
sisters, three brothers and a half-sister and half-brother.
She attended school in Tolosa and was a member of the Calvary Baptist
Church in Grand Prairie.
Survivors include her sons, Roger Thomas of Grand Prairie; and Gary
Thomas and his wife Betty, Waco; five grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; aunt Gertrude Thomas,
Shreveport; and cousin, Winnie Haney, Longview.
Services for Robert Wallace Scheibl, 63, Eustace, were held May 9, 2009,
at the Moorhead-Epps Memorial Chapel with Brothers Barry Boatright, John
Chisholm, John Smith and Jerry Mullins officiating.
Scheibl was born Jan. 16, 1946, in Plymouth, Wisc., and died May 5,
2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents Melvina Mayer and Robert Joseph
Scheibl, and brother Jimmy Scheibl.
He was a delivery truck driver and a Vietnam veteran, serving with the
U.S. Navy Seabees.
Survivors include his wife of 13 years Malvadede Scheibl, children
Robert Joseph Scheibl and Sheila Lynn Biles, Cassie Lynn Scheibl, Robert
“AJ” Scheibl, Tina Lee Greuter and Teresa and husband Steve Wilson;
grandchildren Gryphen Alexander Scheibl, Elizabeth Ann Spaulding,
Miranda Wilson and Mayha Spaulding; sister Phyllis Becker and husband
David; and brother Dennis Scheibl and wife Kristi.