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Johnnie Stallcup
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 Texarkana.
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.

Olean Moseley
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 in Mabank.
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 Lawrence Moseley.
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.

Roger Lee Thomas
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.

Cathy Bryant
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 Varcone.

Wayne Pearson
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 Athens.
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 at Austin.
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.

Gail Glenn Hill
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 City.
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 friends.
Pallbearers were Glenn “Curly” Hill Jr., Scott Hill, Chris Dewall, Tommy Tanner, Terry Tanner, Allen Poer and Craig Bolcik.

Milton Sanford
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 25 years.
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 dog Ginger.

Pearl Daniell
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.

Beth Taylor
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 Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bert Taylor, grandchild Christian Foster, brother Charles Bearid and sister Allene Fields.
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 Ezel.

LaVerne Kirby
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 Monroe Latham.
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 1996.
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 be missed.
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.
 


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