Services for Betty Aline Miller, 68, Farmersville, were held June 10,
2007, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point, with the Rev. Dennis
Woods officiating. Interment was in Nevada Memorial Cemetery in Nevada.
Miller was born Jan. 7, 1939, in Detroit, the daughter of Mattie Mae
Plant and Benjamin Franklin Dotson and died June 7, 2007, in a Rowlett
hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She lived in the Cedar Creek Lake area prior to moving to Farmersville
two years ago.
She was raised in Red River County and was employed for many years by
the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation. She enjoyed shopping, cooking
and playing games. She had a big heart and was always willing to help
Survivors include her sons Ralph L. Miller Jr. and wife Misty, Mabank;
and Bobby E. Miller, Mabank; daughters Connie Wilson and husband Duffy,
Farmersville; Audrey Hernandez and husband Pablo, Mabank; and Barbara
Reynolds and husband Norman, Dallas; brother Bill Dotson and wife
Lillie, Kaufman; sisters Bobbie Pannell, Mabank; and Barbara Hegefeld
and husband Ray, Forney; grandchildren Ryan Miller, Kristin Keller,
Jerome White, Connie Miller, Jonathan Miller, Brianna Henry, Felicia
Maestes, Christopher Maestes, Jessica Miller, Mariah Mills and Cheynne
Wilson; great-grandchildren Dylan White, Tyler White, Page Miller and
Pallbearers were Jonathan Miller, Jerome White, Christopher Maestes,
Jeremy Willis, John McGill, Bill Craker and Scott Melton.
A wake will be held for Jimmy O’Dea Douglas, USAF Ret., at 1 p.m. June
17, 2007, at Chaps in Seven Points.
Douglas was born April 15, 1946, and died June 1, 2007. He was preceded
in death by his parents Marie I. and Eugene F. Douglas.
Surivors include his wife Charlie Douglas, Garland; sister Linda
Bjornson, Washington State; brother David “Duffy’ Douglas, Kemp; nephews
Ralph Hyatt, Washington State; and Duffy W. Douglas, Dallas; niece
Hailey Douglas, Dallas; and countless friends.
Services for Gussie Athey, 80, Lancaster, sister of Eustace residents,
were held June 12, 2007, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with burial
following in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Athey was born July 29, 1926, in Jackson to Ollie Victoria Ayers and
William “Bill” Tucker and died June 9, 2007 in Red Oak. She was preceded
in death by her husband Randall Athey, brother Clarence Tucker and
sister Faye Hyde.
She grew up in Van Zandt County and had lived in Lancaster for the past
45 years. She was the co-owner/operator of Athey Refrigeration in
Survivors include her daughters Barbara Yow, Ovilla, and Brenda Dodd,
Rice; son Jeff Athey, Friendswood; brothers Hoyt Tucker, Dallas; and Eli
Tucker, Eustace; sisters Ara Flowers and Lou Fern Weatherford, both of
Eustace; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Randy Yow, Johnny Branam, Jerry Athey, LaDoyce
Weatherford, Charles Tucker, Alton Tucker, Troy Tucker, Ed Flowers, Phil
Hyde, Corey Green and Skylar Green.
Services for Matthew Ray Bonsal, 16, Mabank, were held June 11, 2007, at
the Christian Life Center in Gun Barrel City with the Revs. Barry
Boatright and Andre Ward officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery in
Kemp under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bonsal was born Oct. 30, 1990, in San Jose, Calif., and died June 7,
2007, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a member of the 2010 class at Mabank High School and a member of
the Christian Life Center Church. He played football at Mabank High
School and was in the Middle School band and theater arts.
Survivors include his parents Tonya and Garry Bonsal, Mabank; brother
Christopher David Bonsal, Mabank; sisters Ashley Lynn Bonsal, Kayla
Renee Bonsal and Victoria Jade Bonsal, all of Mabank; paternal
grandparents Mary and Ray Bonsal, Mabank; maternal grandparents Ginny
and Don Lane, Commerce; and nephew Alexander James Bonsal, Mabank.
Pallbearers were Chad Duckworth, Colby Perez, Jonathan Wieshman, Robert
Bonsal, Bryce Adams, Charles Clay, Jimmy Watson and Brian McBride.
Honorary pallbearers were the Mabank High School class of 2010.
Services for J.C. Spencer, 84, Gun Barrel City, were held June 12, 2007,
at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating. Burial
was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar
Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Spencer was born May 1, 1923, in Capeville and died June 8, 2007, in
He lived all his life in Gun Barrel City and was a retired carpenter. He
was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
Survivors include his sons John Spencer and wife Bridget, Mabank; Billy
Spencer, Mabank; and Roger Spencer, Payne Springs; daughters Letitia
Dickens, Gun Barrel City; and Tammy Moore and husband James, Ohio;
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers Billy and Clyde
Spencer; and sister Louise Coutee, all of Dallas.
Weldon Ralph “Hoot” McKelvey, 72, died June 6, 2007, at his home in
Mabank. Memorial services will be held at his home from 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2007, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home
in Seven Points.
McKelvey was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Marlow, Okla., son of the late
Charlie and Grady McKelvey. He was preceded in death by his first wife
Audrey, his parents and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife Ona McKelvey, Mabank; sons Rocky and Janet
McKelvey, Rockwall; Greg and Terri McKelvey, Comanche, Okla.; Robert
Hurlan, New Zealand; and Steve Vance, Florida; daughters Kathy Carter,
Oklahoma City, Okla.; Kim Begue, Louisville, Ohio; and Susan Amico,
Olympia, Wash.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Don R. Owens
Services for Don R. Owens, 79, Gun Barrel City, were held June 11, 2007,
at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul McKinney officiating.
Interment was in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Owens was born Nov. 12, 1927, in Frankston and died June 7, 2007, in Gun
He was an accountant. and had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past 40
years. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Eustace.
Survivors include his wife Florence Owens, Gun Barrel City; daughter
Linda Sargeant and husband Mahlon, Destin, Fla.; brother Paul Owens;
sisters Julia Williams, Lubbock; and June White, Kansas City, Mo.;
grandchildren Noble Wyninegar and wife Karen and Nicole Wyninegar
Rothrauff; great grandchild Cheyenne Grace Rothrauff
Memorial services for Jimmy “Jim” Heinrich, 66, Eustace, held be held
Sunday, June 24, 2007, at First Assembly of God Church in Eustace with
the Rev. James Howard officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar
Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Heinrich was born Nov. 11, 1940, in Corpus Christi and died June 11,
2007, in Eustace.
Previously of Jacksonville, Fla., he had lived in Eustace for the past
seven years and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years service.
He was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of
the Eustace and Cedar Creek Chambers of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife Evelyn Heinrich, Eustace; sons Douglas and
Randall Heinrich, both of Ferris; mother Myrtle Heinrich, Corpus
Christi; grandchildren Kyle and Kameron Heinrich, both of Forney;
brother Larry Heinrich, Corpus Christi; and two nephews.
Graveside services for Pauline Allen, 85, Malakoff, (formerly of Mt.
Vernon, Mo.) were held June 11, 2007, in the Hogan Cemetery in
Clarksville, Ark., under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home,
Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Allen was born Oct. 18, 1921, to Melissa Jane (Mathis) and Robert Bell
and died June 6, 2007, in East Texas Medical Center in Athens. She was
preceded in death by husband Troy Allen July 7, 1985. They were married
Feb. 14, 1953, in Scott County, Mo.
She was a nurse’s aid for the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt.
Vernon prior to moving to Malakoff 15 years ago. She was a member of the
Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her sons William Harvey Spencer, Kewanc, Mo; and Glenn
Lee Spencer, Fayetteville, N.C.; daughter Joan Dean and husband Larry,
Tool; sister Mavis Rushing, Van Buren, Mo.; nine grandchildren and four