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Sheila Hunt
Services for Sheila Marie Grimes Hunt, 64, Gun Barrel City, were held June 26, 2009, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Chapel in Kaufman. Interment was in Wilson Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Hunt was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Kaufman to the late Louise Bailey and Carl Rowe Grimes and died June 24, 2009, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
She was a graduate of W.W. Samuell High School in Pleasant Grove and had been a resident of Mesquite, Kaufman and most recently Gun Barrel City.
A loving and devoted mother, she will be missed by her beloved family.
Survivors include her daughter Ginger Guthrie, Mesquite; son Carl Wayne Wilson and wife Kristie, Kaufman; grandchildren Ashley Farnsworth and husband Jared, Fate; Courtney, Cale and Carlie Wilson, Kaufman; great-grandchild Landry; sister Debby Smith and husband Mickey, Kaufman; niece Danielle Borton, Forney; and great-niece Riley; and other extended family.

Willie Lou Sockwell
Services for Willie Lou Sockwell, 82, formerly of Kemp, were held June 30, 2009, at the IOOF Cemetery in Greenville under the direction of Rentrow Funeral Home in Caddo Mills.
Sockwell was born April 30, 1927, in Alabama and died June 25, 2009, in Caddo Mills.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Sockwell and son Ronnie Brown.
She moved to Texas in her early 20s with her children Barbara, Cecil and Ronnie. She married George Harle Sockwell in the early 60s.
Survivors include her daughter Barbara Aaron; son Cecil Brown and wife Ramona; grandchildren Steve Brown, Jennifer Loftis, Ronnie Brown, Cecil Brown III, Winnie Brown, Wanda Mroczkowski and Penny West; 15 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth Monroe
Services for Ruth Lucille Monroe, 84, Gun Barrel City, were held June 27, 2009, at the 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.
Monroe was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Wellsboro, Pa., and died June 22, 2009, in Childress.
She was a homemaker and lived in Gun Barrel City for 30 years. She was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her brother David Costes and wife Virginia, Virginia; granddaughter Lisa Goodwin and husband Scott, Childress; grandson Jeremy Hill and wife Nikki, Childress; and five great-grandchildren.

Durwood Noble
Services for Durwood Noble, 83, Eustace, were held July 1, 2009, at the Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Bonner officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Noble was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Pauline and died June 28, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ruby Noble, father Thomas Noble, brothers John Tom and Dell Eugene Noble.
He was a draftsman employed by Bell Helicopter Corps. and veteran of the U.S. Army. He served during World War II in the Pacific Theater and was a cannoneer 844, rifle sharpshooter with the 148th Field Artillery.
He graduated from Eustace High School and Sam Houston State University with a degree in engineering.
Survivors include his sisters Hilda Foster, Eustace; Ruby Lyvonn Robertson, Garland; and Jo Bonner, Eustace.

Paul Williams
A memorial service for Paul Dale Williams, 90, Tool, will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church, 100 S. Old Indian Trail in Tool.
Williams was born April 16, 1919, in Gainesville to Myrtle and Edward Williams of Ardmore, Okla. and died June 8, 2009, at Baylor Specialty Hospital in Dallas following a protracted illness.
He was preceded in death by brother Richard, stepbrother John, and sisters Rebecca, Jeanne and Elizabeth, wife Lois Thompson Williams, of Tool, as well as his subsequent companion Jewell Fitch of Mabank,
He was raised in Ardmore, Okla.
Drafted during World War II in December 1943, he served with distinction with the U.S. Army for 30 years, rising through the ranks to become a Warrant Officer First Class.
After postwar postings in Naples, Italy, Frankfurt, Germany and Washington, D.C., his administrative expertise led to staff assignments with generals commanding the atomic bomb testing task force in Albuquerque, N.M., NATO forces in Izmir, Turkey; Orleans, France; Seoul, South Korea; and the Pacific Army Headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., as well as airborne commands in Atlanta, Ga., and Fayetteville, N.C.
He finished his career on the General Staff of the Pacific Theater Command in Honolulu, Hawaii.
After retiring from active duty in August, 1974, he and his wife, Lois, settled in the Cedar Creek Lake area in Tool.
An active sportsman, he indulged is love of hunting, skeet shooting and fishing in the ensuing years.
He was active with the Tradewinds Property Owners Association and served the City of Tool as a councilman and mayor pro tem.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Retired Officers Association, The National Rifle Association and The Texas State Rifle Association.
Survivors include his sons Gordon Curtis Williams, Houston; and Jeffrey Allan Williams, Dallas; grandson Jon-Paul Williams, Grand Canyon, Ariz.; granddaughter Angela Gaddis and her husband John.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his name to The Seniors’ Place, 2714 Joanel Street, Houston, TX 77027.
 


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