Services for Johnnie Clifford Stallcup, 85, Gun Barrel City, were held
June 15, 2009, in the Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at
the Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Stallcup was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Alvord (and raised in Seagraves) to
the late Mabel and Thomas Stallcup of Graham and died June 11, 2009, in
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Thomas Stallcup Jr.
of Graham, granddaughters Nancy DePriest of Austin and Edith Batchelder
of Fort Worth, son Robert Hurley, and grandson Johnny Morrison, both of
Gun Barrel City.
He was a veteran of World War II and prisoner of war in Germany. He was
a member of the American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City. He was
loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Stallcup, Gun Barrel City; daughters
Johnnie Hamm and husband Coye; Jeanette Popp and husband Jim, all of
Graham; Kay Stallcup, Cynthia Perkins and husband Dale; Kathy Calfey and
husband Guy, all of Gun Barrel City; JoAnn Graham and husband Charles,
Springtown; Shirley Batchelder and husband Bill, Fort Worth; and Rita
Key and husband Mike, Wilkesboro, N.C.; sons Lonnie White and wife
Brenda; Charlie Spencer and wife Wanda, all of Zanesville, Ohio;
brothers Edgar A. Stallcup and wife Kathy, Jefferson; and Elmer Stallcup
and wife Virginia, Gun Barrel City; 30 grandchildren; 36
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services for Olean Moseley, 96, Eustace, were held June 18, 2009, in the
Eubank Memorial Chapel with Elder Andrew Stull officiating. Burial was
in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home
Moseley was born Jan. 26, 1913, in Hopkins County and died June 15,
2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by sons Pete, Don and James Moseley, Billy
Weaver and John Allen, daughter JoAnn Hughes, and husband of 72 years
She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Eustace. She was a member
of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters Patsy Weaver, Dallas; Christine Allen,
Eustace; and Sue Ward, Mesquite; 14 grandchildren; and numerous
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Carl Moseley, James Moseley, Mike Hughes, John T.
Allen, David Allen and Larry Moseley.
Honorary pallbearers were Jo Bowman, Connie Spurgeon, Debbie Smith,
Carrol Pugh and Amy You.
Services for Roger Lee Thomas, 66, Grand Prairie, were held June 17,
2009, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Prairie with the Rev. Brian
Loveless officiating. Burial was in the Kemp Cemetery under the
direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp.
Thomas was born Nov. 28, 1942, in Dallas to the late Elinor Frances
Shelton and Littrel Thomas and died June 14, 2009, in Arlington.
He graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1961 and was a member of
Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Prairie.
He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps in Vietnam, where he flew
reconnaissance and ran the sonar on his ship. He was a member of the
Grand Prairie Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his daughters Tami Banks and husband Wayne,
Colleyville; Tina Deitrick and husband Charles, Forney; and Angela
Mueller and husband Bruno, Bellevue, Wash.; grandchildren Sean, Elise,
Brad, Tiffany, Travis, Kevin, Xandra and Ian; granddaughter Hannah;
brother Gary Thomas, Woodway; beloved friend Glenda Phillips, Red Oak;
and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services for Cathy Marie Bryant, 17, Mabank, were held June 20, 2009, at
the Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. James Baker officiating. Burial was
in Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace under the direction of the
Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Bryant was born Sept. 5, 1991, in Dallas to Cathy Faye Baker and Robert
Wheeler Bryant and died June 16, 2009, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her father Robert Wheeler Bryant.
She was a member of Saving Grace Ministries and was about to begin her
senior year at Canton High School. She was active in choir and band, was
loved and will be missed by everyone.
Survivors are her mother Cathy Faye Bryant, Mabank; brothers and
sister-in-law Anthony and Jennifer Whited, Kemp; Brad, Scott, Blake and
Jimmy Todd Bryant; sisters Melissa Padgett, Mabank; and Laurie Byrant,
nieces Mallory Curtis, Destiny and Hailey Whited; nephew Rustin Whited;
grandfather Malcom Baker, Buffalo; aunts Cindy, Melinda, Lisa and Darla;
uncles James, Danny, Michael, W.T. and Roger.
Pallbearers were Chris Dailey, Jack Knighton, James Baker Jr., Danny
Baker Jr., Louis Velarde, Lance Velarde, Charlie Phifer and Stephen
Services for Wayne Pearson, 82, Athens, were held June 20, 2009, at the
First Presbyterian Church of Athens with the Rev. Joe Warren
officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Pearson was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Pursley and died June 12, 2009, in
He was a distinguished trial lawyer whose active career spanned more
than 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Navy.
A former resident of Dallas, he retired in 1991, for the law firm of
Burford and Ryburn. He was a Rotarian of more than 50 years and a past
president of the Kaufman and Downtown Dallas Rotary Clubs.
He was elected a fellow to the prestigious American College of Trial
Lawyers in 1978, and received from the Dallas Association of Defense
Council its Distinguished Litigator’s Award in 1994.
He served as Kaufman County Attorney.
He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Texas
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years Catherine Pearson, Athens; son
J.W. Pearson Jr., Terrell; daughters Anne Pearson, San Antonio; grandson
Taylor Pearson, Terrell; brother Ed Pearson, Gun Barrel City; nieces,
nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Will Davies, Dick Dwelle, Greg Jensen, Leo Lee, John
Scarborough and Weldon Stone.
Honorary pallbearer was Ray Ridings.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First
Presbyterian Church of Athens, P.O. Box 927, Athens, TX 75751.
Services for Gail Glenn Hill, 68, Gun Barrel City, were held June 9,
2009, at the Aley Family Worship Center with Bro. James Martin
officiating. Burial was in Pyles Prairie in Kemp under the direction of
Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Hill was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Arp and died June 5, 2009, in Gun Barrel
He was preceded in death by his father Earnest Hill, brother Ronnie
Hill, daughter Pamela Godfrey and granddaughter Misty Diane Hill.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years Loretta Hill; sons Glenn “Curly”
Hill Jr. and fiancé Lisa; and Scott Hill and his fiancé Benita, all of
Gun Barrel City; daughters Kim Osteen and her fiancé Jerry; Crystal
Dewall and husband Chris, Ferris; mother Lucille Hill; brother Larry
Hill, both of Arp; sisters Colleen Glaspice, Frankston; Cynthia Boyal,
Frisco; and Cheree Boyd, Pearland; 13 grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other living family and
Pallbearers were Glenn “Curly” Hill Jr., Scott Hill, Chris Dewall, Tommy
Tanner, Terry Tanner, Allen Poer and Craig Bolcik.
Visitation for Milton Samuel Sanford, 89, Gun Barrel City, was held June
18, at the Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Burial was in Haven of
Memories Cemetery in Canton with a private family service.
Sanford was born Aug. 29, 1919, in Troup to Minnie Stephenson and
Francis Lee Sanford, and died June 16, 2009, in Canton.
He grew up in Troup and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He settled in Dallas after the war and established Sanford Roofing Co.
He and his son Ron, operated the company for more than 30 years.
He retired and moved to Tyler, living in Henderson County for the past
He was very active in his grandchildren’s activities and enjoyed
fishing, gardening and traveling.
Survivors include his wife Joan Sanford, Gun Barrel City; son and
daughter-in-law, Ron and Donna Sanford, Canton; daughter Barbra Menn,
Orlando, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Lloyd Thrasher, Mabank;
nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; stepdaughter Deborah Hancher,
Forney; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Denise and Chuck Hutchings, Ferris;
three stepgrandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and his beloved
Services for Pearl Lucille McKenzie Daniell, 96, Malakoff,
were held June 18, 2009, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Gun Barrel
City with Dr. Fred Rogers and Lonnie Holcombe officiating. Burial was in
Lake Land Hills Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson
Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Daniell died June 14, 2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Anne Blackburn and Joseph
Ferdinand Waldrop, husband Haskell McKenzie, husband Loyd Daniell, three
sisters and one brother.
Survivors include her daughter Viola Dean and husband A.H. “Jack”
Carender, Whitesboro; sons W.M. Harold and wife Alice McKenzie, Cuero;
J.S. Edward and wife Janet Sue McKenzie, Malakoff; Joe Morgan and wife
Janice McKenzie, Athens; 41 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Services for Beth Taylor, 84, Eustace, were held June 19, 2009, in
Locust Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Don Teague officiating under the
direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Taylor was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Zephry and died June 15, 2009, in Gun
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bert Taylor,
grandchild Christian Foster, brother Charles Bearid and sister Allene
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Eustace for 40 years. She was a
homemaker and loved oil painting.
Survivors include her sons Thomas Taylor and wife Anita, Carrollton; and
Lynn Taylor, Eustace; daughters Mary Beth Foster, Sonoma, Calif.; and
Donna Stokes and husband Earl, San Marcos; grandchildren Kimberly Ezel
and husband Mike; Tamara Becker and husband Doug; Justin Foster and Cody
Taylor; great-grandchildren Samuell Becker, Caraline Becker and Melissa
Graveside services for LaVerne Kirby, 53, Kemp, were held June 19, 2009,
at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas with Pastor Ronnie Nalls
officiating under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan.
Kirby was born Jan. 18, 1956, in Dallas, to Patsy Ann Hooker and Claude
She attended school in Oak Grove and graduated from Pleasant Grove High
School in 1974.
She worked in customer services for AT&T in Dallas and moved to Kemp in
Her hobbies included scrap booking and building dollhouses.
Her natural talent for interior decorating showed in her own home as
well as the beautiful dollhouses she created.
She enjoyed NASCAR racing, shopping and traveling. She is loved and will
Survivors include her mother Patsy Latham, Kemp; son Casey Rutherford
and wife Kelcie, Round Rock; daughters Jodi Haney and Abbie McCoy, both
of Kemp; brothers Ronnie and Bo Latham, both of Kemp; grandchildren
Cheyenne, Sierra, Lorelai, Jordan, Jacob, Venus, Sequel, Pacey, Chase,
Joele, Grant, Landen and Chloe.