Services for James M. Crye, 54, of Cross Roads, were scheduled for June 2,
2011, at First Baptist Church in Malakoff, under the direction of Hannigan
Smith Funeral Home in Athens.
Crye was born Sept. 24, 1956, in Whittier, Calif., to Betty and Jim Crye and
died May 28, 2011, at his farm in Cross Roads.
He graduated high school in Hacienda, Calif., in 1975.
In 1976, he married his high school sweetheart Dottie Peek.
The following year, the couple moved to Burleson to begin their lives
Over the next five year, the couple had three children.
Crye worked in welding supplies and construction.
In the recession of 1986, he was forced to move back to California for work.
In California, he worked in welding supplies until 1990, when he took a
position with Pacific North West Steel.
He continued to work there and raise his children in Hesperia, Calif.
In 1996, he ventured out on his own where he opened Tri-City Steel, a
structural steel construction company. Crye ran that until the day he died.
He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Crye and grandparents Faye
and Jack Crye and Elizabeth and Horace Ley.
Survivors include his parents, Betty and Jim Crye, Payne Springs; his wife
of 35 years, Dottie Crye; children Matt Crye and wife Michelle, Athens; Mark
Crye and wife Jessica, Athens; Julie Estes and husband Adam, Malakoff; seven
foster children; grandchildren Kaleb Crye, Trenten Estes, Jonah Estes,
Autumn Crye, Emma Crye and the soon-to-arrive Eli James Estes.
Pallbearers included Mark Ferrell, Larry Massingill, Randy Monroe, Cotton
Meyer, Adam Estes and Lee Peek.
Services for Robert Lawrence Bell Sr., 64, of Payne Springs, were held June
3, 2011, at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Woodard
Bell was born June 7, 1946, in Dallas to Suzanna Gertrude Shanklin and
Charlie Paul Bell and died May 31, 2011, at his home in Payne Springs with
his family at his side.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Pamela “Pam” Bell, Payne Springs;
children Robert Lawrence Bell Jr.; Brian Himes and wife Janelle; Darren
Himes and wife Tiffany; Mathew Himes and wife Lisa; brothers Charles Bell
and wife Karen; Jack Bell and wife Anita; sister Paula Sue Brannon and
husband Mark; nine grandchildren; numerous other family members and many
Wendell Henry Jr.
Services for Wendell T. “Dub” Henry Jr., 81, of Kemp, were held June 3,
2011, at the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Kaufman. Interment followed
at Sparkman-Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas, under the direction of
Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Henry was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Dallas, to Doris and Wendell T. Henry and
died May 31, 2011, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler surrounded by
family and friends.
He married Janice Henry April 19, 1951, in Dallas.
Henry proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-54.
Henry was a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Graduate School of
After being in the banking business for more than 20 years, he surrendered
to the ministry in 1976, and received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of
Arts degrees from the Criswell Center for Biblical Studies in Dallas.
At the time of his death, Henry was serving as the pastor of Trinity
Southern Baptist Church of Kaufman.
He also led Bible studies at the Kaufman County Jail and the Genesis Center
for Women and Children in Crises in Kaufman.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Henry; daughter Debbie and husband Keith
Roberts, Tyler; son Matt Henry and wife Christina, Mineola; grandchildren
Jennifer Dodd, Will Roberts, Joni Roberts, Rachael Galvan, Melissa Henry,
Renee Arkoos; 10 great grandchildren; and sister Judy Miller, Seattle, Wash.
Memorials may be made to the Genesis Center for Women in Crises, located at
2675 North Highway 34 in Kaufman, TX, 75142-5541.
Services for Richard Douglas “Dick” Winder, 64, Gun Barrel City, were held
June 2, 2011, at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City with the Rev.
Jimmy Haley officiating.
Winder was born May 1, 1947, in Way Cross, Ga., to Peggy June Douglas and
Richard Leroy Winder and died May 30, 2011, at his home in Gun Barrel City
with his family at his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Kimberly Pryor.
Survivors include his wife, Velma “Val” Pleasant; children Todd Winder and
wife Telissa; Wendy Crockett and husband William; children’s mother Judy
Olson and husband Jerry; Pamela Ann Orum, Michelle Roberts and husband John;
Allan Dale Pleasant and wife Sherry; brothers Harry Winder and wife Debbie;
Tom Winder, Joe Winder and wife Cindy; sister Cindy Sullivan and husband Ed;
son-in-law Author Pryor; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services for Nellie Opal Woodard Everitt, 98, were held May 24, 2011, in the
Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel in Gun Barrel City with the Revs. Charlie
Woodard and Odell Terrell officiating. Interment followed at Sharon Cemetery
Everitt was born March 28, 1913, in Winnsboro to Eula McMullan and Thomas
William Berry and died May 21, 2011, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Larry Lee Woodard; husbands
Garner Howard “Dick” Woodard and Herman E. Everitt; six brothers and two
Survivors include children Mary Jean Rayon and husband Craiton; James “Jim”
Howard Woodard and wife Ruby Lee; Charlie Jack Woodard and wife Mary Edith;
Truman Ray Woodard and wife Shelly; stepchildren Jean Terrell; Flo Garvin
and husband Scott; Lorea Stanfield; Darrell Everett and wife Kay; 21
grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; one
great-great-great-grandchild; numerous other family members and many