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Obituaries


James Crye
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 together.
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.

Robert Bell
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 officiating.
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 friends.

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 Banking.
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.

Richard Winder
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.

Nellie Everitt
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 in Winnsboro.
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 sisters.
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 friends.

 

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