Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
  Dorothy Argo
Services were held for Dorothy Lucille Wilson Argo, 68, Seven Points, June 5, 2007, at the Cooper Creek Baptist Church in Denton. Interment followed at the Cooper Creek Cemetery.
Wilson was born in Denton County to Mattie Lucille Gaston and Charles Eugene Wilson and died at her home June 1, 2007. She was preceded in death by a brother Richard Wilson.
She graduated from Denton High School and was a Baptist. She married Clinton Argo Feb. 2, 1957, in Denton County. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband Clinton Argo; sons, Sam Argo and wife Charity; Eddie Argo and wife Traci; all of Seven Points; sisters, Charlotte Stevens of Gun Barrel City; Nita Wilson of Irving; brothers Fred Wilson of Bullard; Johnny Wilson of Bedford; grandchildren, Chelsie Argo, Jessica Clay, Morgan Hall and Makynzi Young; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert Bryant
Services for Robert Wheeler Bryant, 60, Gun Barrel City, were held June 6, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Bell officiating. Interment followed in Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace.
Bryant was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Sherridan, Ark., and died June 3, 2007, in Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Robert Bryant and sister Alice Drake.
He was a carpenter and lived in Gun Barrel City since 1969. Previously of Pleasant Grove, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife Linda Bryant, Gun Barrel City; sons Brad Bryant, Gun Barrel City; Raymond Scott Bryant, Tool; Blake Bryant and wife Shari, Tool; and Jimmy Bryant, Crandall; daughters Laurie Lynn Blankenship, Tool; and Kathy Marie Bryant, Mabank; brothers W.T. Bryant, Payne Springs; and Roger Dale Bryant, Mabank; and 12 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Garrett Cole Bryant, Dustin Bradley Bryant, Ralph H. Richardson, Brandon James Bryant, Jeff Woodard and Jerry Ray Morman.

Garland King
Services for Garland Wilson King, 79, Kemp, were held June 2, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points, with Bro. Leonard Eason officiating.
King was born April 15, 1928, in Tulluah, La., the son of the late Frances and James Robert King, and died May 31, 2007, at his home in Kemp. He was preceded in death by his wife Maria K. King.
Survivors include daughters Marty and Rick Gomez, Shirley and Aaron Davis and Rosie Davis; son Robert and Karen King; brothers James King and Leo King; sisters Nita Tye, Margie Woodrum and Wanda King; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jerold Gilbert
A memorial service for Jerold “Jerry” Gilbert, 65, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Gilbert officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gilbert was born Aug. 27, 1941, in Walnut Grove, Miss., and died May 26, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a truck driver and had lived in Gun Barrel City for 22 years and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife Cheryl Darlene Gilbert, Gun Barrel City; daughters Christy Gilbert, Dallas; and Tracy Gilbert, Dallas; brothers the Rev. Ronnie Gilbert, Sri Lanka; and H.B. Gilbert, Brandon, Miss.; sisters Mae Parker, Camdon, Miss.; and Maxine Brantley, Brandon, Miss.; grandchildren Zachary Chitwood, Josh Turner, Tori Parks and Taylor Parks; stepson Kirk Parks; and stepdaughter Deanne Hazlett.

Robert Rasmussen
A memorial service for Robert Leon Rasmussen, 79, Payne Springs, was held June 6, 2007, at Four Mile Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenn Dittmer officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Interment followed in the Four Mile Cemetery.
Rasmussen was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Dallas, the son of the late Regina and George Rasmussen and died June 2, 2007, in Athens.
He graduated from S.M.U. with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. He retired as special projects director for Texas Instruments in Anchorage, Alaska. He taught in the Mabank, Malakoff, Eustace and Athens high schools.
Survivors include his wife Doris Juanita Rasmussen; sons Eric and Kjeli Rasmussen and James Peridue; daughters Hellen Peridue and Gretchen Brand Rasmussen; brother George Lewis Rasmussen Jr.; sister Sandra Hughes; sister-in-law Corrine Rasmussen; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Vernell Jones
Services for Vernell Jones, 70, Mabank, were held June 5, 2007, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Neese officiating. Burial followed at King Cemetery.
Jones was born Nov. 25, 1936, to Vernon and Virgie (Chandler) Johnson, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was a longtime and devoted member of Prairieville Baptist Church where she was known for her strong Christian faith.
She loved to travel when time allowed, and will be remembered for her wonderful cooking.
Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Dana Leon Jones, in 1998 and sister, Juanita Shelton.
Survivors include her sons Danny Jones and wife, LaDonna; Terry Jones; Gary Jones and wife Cindy; and Steve Jones and wife Tonya; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother; and very special friend Bob Maurer as well as many extended family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Donald N. Peterson
A memorial service for Donald N. Peterson, 68, Mabank, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Peterson was born April 2, 1939, in Worster, Mass., and died June 1, 2007, in Athens.
Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Mabank for the past six years and was a member of A Sinner’s Hope Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a mechanic and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Alice Peterson, Mabank; son Donald N. Peterson II, Payne Springs; daughter Travana Peterson, Payne Springs; brothers Rolet Moore, Loma Linda, Calif.; and Carl Peterson, Elk Rapids, Miss.; grandchildren Carla Willems, and Jamie Lee Willems; great-grandchildren Triston Willems and Sully Lugo, all of Mabank.

Byron Tarno
Services for Byron Millard Tarno, 87, Mabank, were held June 4, 2007, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Tarno was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Nashville, Ark., and died June 1, 2007, in Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his son Oscar David Tarno, June 6, 2002, brothers Clifford Joe Tarno and Wayne Tarno.
He was a truck driver and veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp., serving in World War II. He was a lifetime Mabank resident and member of First Baptist Church in Mabank.
Survivors include his wife Eva Nell Tarno, Mabank; son Byron Tarno and wife Sandra, Euless; daughter Pamela Hyde and husband James Kevin, Mabank; brothers Melvin Otis Tarno, Gun Barrel City; Malcolm Tarno, Gun Barrel City; sisters Bonnie Eugenia Harris, Gun Barrel City; Vinell McRee, Gun Barrel City; and Alene Rish, The Colony; grandchildren Lisa, John David, Kandy, Stace, Crystal, Scott, Ben, Katie, Jennifer and Emily; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Kimberly Linn Pryor
Services for Kimberly Linn Pryor, 34, Payne Springs, were held June 2, 2007, a the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Woods officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Pryor was born Jan. 2, 1973, in Brunswick, Ga., and died May 30, 2007, in Tyler.
Previously of Denton, she had lived in Payne Springs for the past year and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She had worked for Argon Medical Supply Co. in Athens.
Survivors include her husband Arthur Pryor, Payne Springs; son Dillon Pryor, Payne Springs; daughter Madelyn Pryor, Payne Springs; father Richard Douglas Winder, Ocala, Fla.; mother Judy Joyce Olson and husband Jerry, Gun Barrel City; brother Todd Michael Winder, Gun Barrel City; and sister Wendy Michele Crockett, Denton.

Wendle Gray
Services for Wendle Allen Gray, 83, Seven Points, were held June 4, 2007, at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van. Burial was in Prairie Springs Cemetery.
Gray was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Malakoff, to Barbara Jane and Samuel T. Gray, and died June 1, 2007, in Seven Points.
He was a decorated World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a retired brick mason of 60 years and a member of the Brick Layers Union of America.
He was a lifetime member of the George B. Dealey Masonic Lodge where he held the Golden Trowel Award.
He had lived in Seven Points about six years, moving from Canton.
Gray was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Clint Gray and Lawson Gray; sisters, Julia Parrish and Bertha Clement.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years Ruby Jean Gray, Seven Points; daughters Linda Taylor, Seven Points; Sue Wright, Bogata; Mary Giles, Chandler; and Brenda Sartin, Dallas; sister, Margie Kelley, Mabank; 12 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Robert Janeway Sr.
Robert Jewell Janeway Sr., 77, Tool, was born Jan. 14, 1930, in Malakoff and died June 2, 2007, in Kaufman. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Previously of Lansing, Mich., he had lived in Tool since 1988 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mabank.
He retired from General Motors after 22 years service and was a Southern Baptist Minister in Michigan.
He graduated from East Texas Baptist College and Southwest Theological Seminary. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife Charmian Janeway, Tool; sons Matt Janeway and wife Julie, Ontonagon, Mich.; Mark Janeway, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Darryl Janeway and wife Barbara, Grand Blanc, Mich.; and Robert Jewell Janeway Jr., Tool; daughters Jaylean Dykes and husband Lou, Ocala, Fla.; Rebecca Jones, Palmer; and Scarlett Janeway, Tool; stepson Brain Erbe and wife Carmen, Royse City; stepdaughter Dawn Hull, Fruitport, Mich.; sister Mary Jo Rose, Lancaster; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.