Memorial services for Curtis Raye Clark, 51, Kaufman, will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, at the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 909 N.
Elm St., in Kemp.
Clark was born March 22, 1958, in Lancaster to Patricia Johnson Clark,
Wilmer and Don H. Clark Sr., Lancaster and died May 26, 2009.
He graduated from South Garland High School and Henderson County Junior
College (now Trinity Valley Community College) in Athens.
Survivors include his parents, grandmother Ruth Hanna Clark (who is 97);
brothers Don H. Clark Jr. and Casper Clark; niece Samantha Clark; aunts
and uncles Rosa and Charles Finsley, Laquata Parish; cousins Shirley and
John Parish, Donna Pasher, Brooks Johnson, Darlene Johnson and Gregory
Donations may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church building fund, c/o
Box 392, Kemp, TX 75143, or the Southwest Medical Development Center,
P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888.
Services for Tom Cooper, 87, Kemp, were held June 6, 2009, at the
Hillcrest Baptist Church in Kemp with the Rev. Stan Britton officiating.
Interment was in the Baker Cemetery in Tolosa Community under the
direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Cooper was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Corsicana to Marnie Comer and Frank
Cooper and died June 3, 2009, in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Carol Jeanette Moran
Sept. 11, 2001, and brothers Frank and Henry Cooper.
He was a deacon at Hillcrest Baptist Church and beloved husband, father
and Papaw. He retired from Raytheon after 26 years and was a World War
II veteran seeing combat in Burma and India.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years Mildred Ann Cooper, Kemp;
children Sharyn Grace, Kemp; and Thomas Cooper and wife Teresa, Mabank;
grandchildren Sanderfierd Allen Grace and wife Kim, Dallas; Chad Grace,
Kemp; Audra Grace, Kemp; Stephen Cooper and wife Tammy, Wills Point;
Julie Berry, Canton; Jared Cooper, Edgewood; Jeff Moran and wife Ronda,
Murphy; Lori Worley and husband Jason, Wills Point; great-grandchildren
Chloe Moran, Wade Cooper, Alyiah Grace, Aidan Grace, Brady Grace,
Madelyn Moran, McKenna Moran, Cody Cooper, Allison Cooper, Emma Berry,
Jaycee Hass, Caden Simpson and Katy Berry; brother Jim Cooper, Tucson,
Ariz.; sisters Kate Farmer, Tulsa, Okla.; Tess Rainey, Corsicana; many
other friends, church friends and relatives.
Pallbearers were Don Griffin, Jerome Thompson, the Rev. Jim Addison,
Ernest Chavez, Rick Ryer and Johnny Wakeland.
Services for Dorothy Merle Stone, 93, Mabank, were held June 7, 2009, at
the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating.
Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek
Funeral Home in Mabank.
Stone was born Nov. 18, 1915, in Forest, Miss., and died June 5, 2009,
in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Mabank for 34 years and was
Baptist by faith. She was employed in sales.
Survivors include her son Raymond Stone and wife Staria, Gun Barrel
City; grandchildren Michael, Robert, and Stephen Chaffin, Shane and
Brandy Stone, Glenn Cardenas, Shane Rockwood, Kaylie Munoz and Tyler
Munoz; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Chaffin, Michael Chaffin, Stephen Chaffin, Sanae
Stone, John Robert Kennedy and Glenn Cardenas.
Services for Bobby Joe Norman, 74, Kemp, were held June 9, 2009, at the
Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating.
Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Norman was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Pilot Point to the late Lora Irene
Jones and Joe Byers Norman and died June 7, 2009, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his sister Marie Corder, brother Charles
Norman and granddaughters Shelby and Brittany Jennings.
Survivors include his daughters Brenda Honeycutt and husband Robert,
Crandall; Deborah Starek and husband Dennis, Kemp; and Barbara Jennings
and husband Philip, Kemp; sons Bobby James Norman, Alexandria, Va.; and
Danny Norman and wife Judy, Crosby; 10 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; sisters Lily Jones, Gun Barrel City; and Retha
Reynolds, Balch Springs; brothers Daniel Norman, Georgetown, La.; Roger
Norman, Dallas; and Tommy Norman, Mesquite; numerous nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Daniel Honeycutt, Jason Starek, Brian Starek, Michael
Norman, Samuel Norman and Eddie Foisey.
Services for Vinod Rambhai Patel, 55, Gun Barrel City, were held June 8,
2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Maharaj Paresh officiating
under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was self-employed.
Survivors include his wife Shantaben Vinod Patel, Gun Barrel City; son
Sunil Vinod Patel, Gun Barrel City; brothers Mahesh, Bharat, Prakash and
Dhansukh Patel; sister Sudha Patel, Gun Barrel City.
Services for Mildred “Millie” Joyce Hurlburt, 76, Payne Springs, were
held June 3, 2009, at the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis
Woods officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the
direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hurlburt was born June 19, 1932, in Golden, Miss. and died June 1, 2009,
She was preceded in death by her husband Dean Hurlburt and a daughter
She was a secretary and member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son Tony Metcalfe, Euless; daughter Sharon Hester,
Hurst; stepson Gary Hurlburt, Payne Springs; stepdaughters Miya Morman
and Connie Stovall, both of Mabank; brother Jay Burleson, California;
sisters Mary Lou Gober, Alabama; and Jan Manley, Illinois; seven
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services for Hollis Wolf, 87, Kemp, were held June 8, 2009, at the Aley
Methodist Church with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating under the
direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wolf was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Rochester and died June 6, 2009, in Gun
Previously of Rochester, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for 25 years
and was a member of the Cedar Creek Country Club. He was a farmer and
veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Ila Jo Wolf, Kemp; son Aubrey Wolf, New
Braunsfels; grandchildren Shane Wolf and Wendy Wolf, California.