Memorial services for Jeffrey Lynn J.J. Council Jr., 27, were held June 12,
2010, at the First Assembly of God Church in Kaufman under the direction of Eubank Cedar
Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Council was born Feb. 3, 1983, and died June 7, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather the Rev. D.G. Council.
He will be sorrowfully missed.
Survivors include his mother, Zeborah Higgins, Athens; father Jeff Council and wife
Millie, Kaufman; brother Spec. Chad Higgins, U.S. Military; sisters Zandria Lemons and
husband Kevin, Athens; Kimberlie Ritchson and husband Sgt. Chris Ritchson, Fort Carson,
Colo.; Jennifer Council; Daylyn Council and Desaree Harkness, all of Kaufman; maternal
grandparents Joyce and Wayne Greiger, Kemp; and Jerri and Jerry Hensley, Athens; paternal
grandmother Dottie Ann Council, Kaufman; and uncle Jimmy Council.
Graveside services for Sallie Jones Pennington, 83, Marshall, were held June 12, 2010, at
the Andrews Cemetery in Karnack with the Rev. Robert Bob McCarty officiating
under the direction of Downs Funeral Home in Marshall.
Pennington was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Parris Island, S.C., Beaufort County, to Ethel
Boineau and Robert T. Jones and died June 7, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul D. Pennington Sr., son Paul D.
Pennington Jr., brothers Marion D. Jones and Robert T. Jones Jr.
She was of the Christian faith, raising her children in a Christian home, and was
affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Many children in the community were blest by Ms. Penney. She raised them like
they were her own.
Survivors include her daughters, Diana Bailey and husband James, Marshall; Paula Kubecka
and husband Dennis, Angleton; Peggy McCarty and husband Royce, Marshall; Mary Elaine
Nichols and husband Steve, Plant City, Fla.: and Nancy Younger and husband Gene, Marshall;
son Robert Pennington and wife Ronda, Mabank; daughter-in-law Karen Pennington, Vandalia,
Mo.; grandchildren Wendy Kubecka Galloway, Sallie I. Simmie Kirkland, Jason D.
Bailey, Mitchell W. Kubecka, Diana Dee
Moore, Aaron E. Younger III, Matthew C. Nichols, Jesse P. Younger, Alana A. Pennington, R.
Micah Nichols, Kaitlyn K. Pennington, Ruston W. Pennington and Rhyan M. Pennington and 11
Services for Jim Gutierrez, 65, Edom , were held June 9, 2010, at the Eubank Funeral
Chapel with Bro. Terry Tarrant officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in
Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery in Martins Mill.
Gutierrez was born April 30, 1945, in San Diego, Calif., to to Merlee Baskin and Emilio
Gutierrez. and died June 7, 2010, surrounded by his wife Nelda and children Lance, Chad
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Emilio Gutierrez Jr.
After a few years in California , then Dallas , Jims family moved back to Martins
Mill when he was in the sixth grade.
He graduated from Canton High School in 1963.
He was a sucessful athlete, playing basketball throughout his school years. It was a sport
he remained passionate about for the rest of his life, serving as a scholastic referee and
later as a Little Dribblers coach.
Gutierrez, along with his brothers, was gifted with musical talent at an early age.
Music played an enormous part of his life in many different ways. God blessed him as both
vocalist and instrumentalist, which ultimately God used in powerful ways to minister
After marrying Kay Douglas, his high school sweetheart in 1964, he surrendered to the
gospel ministry, preaching locally, and serving as youth minister at the Martins Mill
He and Kay also opened and operated Teen City Recreation in Athens for a short time.
During the years, he worked in a broad variety of fields, including many years as a
country and western band leader and musician.
He was a former officer of the Canton Police Department.
He served as a house parent for the Oddfellow and Rebekkahs Home for Children in
Corsicana for two years.
In 1995, he completed training as a Doctor of Naturopathy, and worked in the health food
industry until earlier this year.
He was a trusted consultant, and will be greatly missed by his many clients.
He attended Christ Fellowship in Canton and before that Zion Hill Assembly of God.
He was also an ordained minister.
Survivors include his wife: Nelda Gutierrez, Ben Wheeler; sons Lance Gutierrez, Kemp; Chad
Gutierrez, Martins Mill;.daughter Cori Ann Moore and husband Ryan Tyler; grandchildren
Emma Grace Gutierrez, Addison Kate Moore and Grayson Spence Moore; sisters: Nena Bazan,
Corpus Christi; . and Veronica Pate, Sand Flat; brothers Morris Moose
Mewbourn, Tyler; Charles Gutierrez, Martins Mill; Gary Gutierrez, Canton; and Edgar
Jimenez, Canton; a multitude of friends, realtives, all of whom he loved so much.
Pallbearers were Brian Pate, Joel Pate, Ryan Moore, Jack Mewbourn, Marty Mewbourn and
Honorary pallbearers: were Johnny Wallace, Billy Cissell, Dr. John Turner, Sherrell Green
and Heidle Baskin.