James Bausch
Services for James Herman “Jim” Bausch, 70, Kemp, were held May 16, 2008, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Bausch was born July 10, 1937, in Rapid City, S.D., and died May 10, 2008, in Houston.
He attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine on a rodeo scholarship and graduated in 1960, with a bachelor’s of science degree.
Following graduation, he continued as a professional cowboy joining the PRCA where he was a national champion All Around Cowboy.
He spent 18 years as a commercial pilot with a small airline in Texas, which later became Continental Airlines.
He ventured into the real estate business, was a cattle rancher and owned a large diary farm in Hopkins County.
He showed cutting horses winning numerous awards including the 1988-89 Non Professional Championships and the 1990 Open Gelding champion.
Later, he became a thoroughbred race horse owner and trainer. He was frequently recognized for his success as a trainer and owner, most recently being named Leading Owner by the Sam Houston Race Park in 2005-06.
Survivors include his devoted partner in life Robin L. Powers; children Todd, Jake and Jody Bausch; grandchildren Ashley, Ruby, Michael and Mason James Bausch and McKenzie Massey; sister Polly and her husband Lt. Col. Loyd Berger; and numerous other family members and friends.
Memorials can be made to the High Plains Sul Ross Rodeo Scholarship Endowment, P.O. Box C114, Alpine, TX 79832 or Lone Star PL “Helping Sick Kids Get Better – One step at a time,” 1907 Upland Dr., Suite B1, Houston, TX 77043.

Charles Paquin
Services for Charles Ray Paquin, 81, Mabank, were held May 15, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Father Francis O’Dowd officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Paquin was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., and died May 13, 2008, in Mabank.
He was a printing manager and had resided in Mabank for the past 16 years. He was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his wife Regina Paquin, Mabank; daughters Virginia Paquin Gleghorn and husband Darren, Nacodoches; and Silvia Paquin Taylor and husband Michael, Dallas; brother Jerry Paquin, Sands Springs, Okla.; sister Sharron Dover, Sapulpa, Okla.; and three grandchildren.

Thomas Tucker
Services for Thomas Junior “J.T.” Tucker, 72, DeKalb, were held May 17, 2008, at Hubbard Baptist Church in DeKalb with Bro. Rick Gandy officiating. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery with Masonic Rites under the direction of Bates-Rolf Funeral Home in DeKalb.
Tucker was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Nevada, and died May 14, 2008, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents Alpha and Thomas Tucker, sons Don Jestis and Mark Tucker and a sister Janela Smalley.
He was a printer and member of the Hubbard Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Eustace Masonic Lodge No. 1199, Texas Scottish Rite and Hella Temple.
Survivors include his wife Juanita Tucker, DeKalb; sisters Adeline Watkins, Royce City; Euna Faye Turner, Royce City; and Olga Mae and husband Travis Love, Tulsa, Okla.; brother James Wesley Tucker and wife Leta, Bowie County; grandchildren Christie, Jeff, John and T.J.; great-grandchildren Brian and Brice; and special children David and Shirley Barron; and number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mae Starcher
Services for Mae Starcher, 94, Malakoff, were held May 14, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Loven officiating. Interment was in the New Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Starcher was born May 11, 1913, in Richmond, Va., to Missouri and Perry Compton and died May 9, 2008, in Malakoff. She was preceded in death by her husband Kermit B. Starcher, an infant son John Perry Starcher, brothers John, Charles, Robert and Millard, and sisters Florence, Ethyl, Bertha and Hazel.
She lived her life with honest, integrity, great love for her family and as a devout Christian. She moved to Chatfield years ago and joined the Chatfield Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons James Robert Starcher and wife Mary Elizabeth, Gun Barrel City; Fred A. Starcher, Chatfield; sister Betty Jo Hancock, Defiance, Ohio; grandchildren David A. Starcher, Jeffrey A. Starcher, Laurie L. Geston, Michael D. Starcher, Krystal A. Neufield and James R. Starcher; great-grandchildren Jared Starcher, Gunnar Geston, Bram Starcher, Bennett Geston, Claire Starcher, Jeff Starcher and Christian Neufeld; step-grandchildren Mary Ann Lide, Bradley Hennigan, Sean Hennigan and LaToya Branecky; and 11 great-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law Freda Starcher Cripe.

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