Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
  Betty Miller
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 people.
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 Payton Miller.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Miller, Jerome White, Christopher Maestes, Jeremy Willis, John McGill, Bill Craker and Scott Melton.

Jimmy Douglas
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.

 

 


Gussie Athey
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 Dallas.
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.

Matthew Bonsal
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.

J.C. Spencer
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 Athens.
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 McKelvey
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 Barrel City.
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

Jimmy Heinrich
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.

Pauline Allen
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 great-grandchildren.