Services for Frank “Chip” Alexander, 64, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
July 20, 2011, at the Cedar Creek United Methodist Church in Tool.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at
the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Alexander was born May 27, 1947, in Dallas to Owena Moffit and Frank
Alexander and died July 1, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a songwriter, as well as a retired musician.
Alexander was Methodist in faith and was a member of the Cedar Creek Lake
United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Michael Allen Alexander.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Alexander; son Charles Ray Seals and wife
Terra; daughters Janey Marie Seals; Rosemary Janene Seals-Bordoy and husband
Romon; nine grandchildren; sister Anne Lewallen; brother-in-law and friend
for 35 years, Ron Unruh; other family members and many friends.
Graveside services for Elizabeth Katherine “Bet” Davis, 92, of Athens, were
held July 8, 2011, at Malakoff Cemetery with Father Don Perschall
officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Davis was born May 15, 1919, in Dallas to Carrie E. and Roy E. Rheinlander
and died July 5, 2011, in Malakoff.
She married Charles J. Davis in Dallas Sept. 13, 1944.
Davis attended St. Matthias Episcopal Church and was a homemaker.
She was an avid bowler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles J. Davis and
brother Roy Rheinlander.
Survivors include sons Charles R. Davis and wife Rita; Athens; James Davis
and wife Leann; daughter Kay E. Amos Jernigan and husband Edward, Kemp;
grandsons Charles Russell Davis and Stacy Roy Davis; granddaughters Kimberly
Denise Sammon and Kelly Renee Davis; great-grandsons Taylor Monroe Davis,
Joshua Paul Davis and Kaden Quicho; great-granddaughters Brittany Elaine
Sammon; Sydney Kay Davis; and sister Helen Presley.
Memorial services for Joyce Maugarette “Auntie” Trout Schultz, 97, were held
July 8, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Malakoff with Pastor Nathan
Loric and great niece Sheri Fugitt giving the eulogy.
Schultz was born June 28, 1914, in Breckenridge, Stephens County to Ada
Dixon Caldwell and R. Lee Trout and died July 3, 2011.
She was a resident of the Cedar Creek Lake area, formerly living the
majority of her life in the Houston area.
Schultz was a born-again Christian with great faith and optimism.
Her attitude and motto in life was, “Life is what it is – so suck it up and
make the best of it.”
Schultz has been around the world and back.
She was a restaurant/tavern business owner with her late husband Calvin
Schultz also worked the state fairs in California, was in the meat market
business, as well as the construction industry and banking.
She had a passion for sports – especially football and baseball.
Although she never had children of her own, Schultz took pride in all of her
many nieces and nephews and their children.
She was an extremely independent woman and liked it that way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Calvin Schultz; sisters
Sudie Lee and Arnetha Trout; brother Leonard Trout; nephew William Harold
Richardson and beloved niece Joyce Pledger.
Survivors include her niece, Emma Mae Dudney; great nieces and nephews
Curtis, Tracie, Randy, Shearon, Cindy, Joann, James, Michael Ray, Kerry,
Sheri, James Michael, Vicki; her most treasured best friend of 59 years,
Betty Helser, 86; many other relatives and friends.
“Auntie touched a lot of people’s lives and her amazing spirit shall truly
live on within us all.”
Services for Harden Airheart, 89, of Mabank, were held July 9, 2011, at
First Baptist Church in Trinidad with Pastor Jim Shafer officiating.
Interment followed at the Trinidad Cemetery, under the direction of
Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Airheart was born June 11, 1922, in Trinidad to Sally Thomas and Pete
Airheart and died July 5, 2011, in Athens.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Trinidad, where he served as
deacon, song leader and Sunday school teacher.
Airheart served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-45, and also served as a
volunteer firefighter for Trinidad.
He was an employee of Texas Power and Light.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Alice Odessa Airheart;
brothers John Henry and Onclo Airheart; sisters Loetta Sweptson, Tempie
Trailer, Dona Ware and Ruth Shelly.
Survivors include son Steve Airheart and wife Teresa, Athens; daughter
Gloria Mitchum and husband Mike, Grandbury; grandchildren Gina Tubbs, Brandy
Cobington, Kourtnie and Spencer Airheart; great-grandchildren Will , Clayton
and Lily Tubbs, Makenzie and Slade Cobington; sister Flo Robb, Trinidad;
numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and caregivers Janie and Dee
Banks; Dena, Melinda and Marcus Willingham; and Kristen Penix.
Pallbearers were Todd Covington, Spencer Airheart, Billy Penix, Will Tubbs,
Clayton Tubbs and Robert Garcia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the First Baptist Church
Building Fund or the Trinidad Cemetery Association.
Services for Wanda Nell Logan, 70, of Gun Barrel City, were held July 6,
2011, at Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Interment followed at D/FW
National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, under the direction of Eubank Funeral
Home in Mabank.
Logan was born Dec. 9, 1940, in Mesquite to Rema Marshburn and Shawlver
Lewis and died June 29, 2011.
She was a homemaker much of her life and enjoyed socializing with family and
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry Logan Sr.; sisters
Shirley Latham and Patsy Guthrie.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Barker, Gun Barrel City; daughters
Wendy Townzen and husband Paul, Gun Barrel City; Panda Browning and husband
Karl, Mabank; sons Tommy Stamm and wife Sandy, Seven Points; Randy Stamm,
Kemp; stepdaughter Susan Lock and husband Tim, Murchison; grandchildren
Jeff, Jason and Jeremy Renfrow, Chris Smith, Adam Townzen, Kory and Kolton
Browning, Shawnda Rodgers, Amanda Perna, Haley and T.J. Stamm Jr., Brittni
Holland, Zachary and Morgan Lock; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers were Jeff, Jason, Jeremy and Jeffrey Renfrow, Chris Smith, Kory
and Kolton Browning and T.J. Stamm Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Zachary and