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  Jeremy Doss
Services for Jeremy Huston Doss, 24, Kemp, are set at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) July 17, 2008, at the Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with Tim Stevens and R.J. Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery near Kemp under the direction of Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home.
Doss was born June 18, 1984, in Dallas, the son of Deborah Smith and Doug Doss, and died July 13, 2008, in Kaufman.
Doss graduated from Kemp High School in 2003, and was employed by Flint Energy as a welder and heavy equipment operator.
He was married to Kelly Nabors May 6, 2006, and with this marriage, Lane Doss was born.
He was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ his entire life.
He loved life, the outdoors and hunting, and anyone who knew him would attest to the fact he loved his family and friends.
All who knew him will keep in their hearts the memory of him always smiling and full of life.
Survivors include his wife Kelly M. Doss, Kemp; son Lane Doss, Kemp; mother Deborah Doss, Kemp; father Doug Doss and wife Lisa, Kaufman; sister Daisy Cromer and husband David, Fort Worth; brother Trey Doss, Kaufman; grandparents Jimmie Lou and Clifton Smith, Kemp; Helen and Charlie Doss, Kemp; great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth Thomas, Kemp; mother and father-in-law Stephanie and Mike Nabors, Kemp; nephews Halen and Huston Cromer, Fort Worth; brothers-in-law Matt Gross and Justin Nabors, Kemp; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and numerous other friends and relatives.
Pallbearers were Glen Levescy, Matt Gross, J.B. Stanfield, Cameron Swanson, Mikie Rankin, John Lacy, Alton Owens and Billy Dalrymple.

Betty Adams
Services for Betty Nell Adams, 64, Big Rock Community, were held July 14, 2008, at the Big Rock Community Baptist Church with the Rev. F.F. Toney officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Adams was born Oct 13, 1943, in Van Zandt County and died July 10, 2008, in Big Rock Community. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie Adams, and son Tebby Boone.
She was a cook with the Canton ISD and a lifelong resident of the Big Rock Community. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her sons James Boone and Seriester Boone, both of the Big Rock Community; daughter Sherrie Fobbs, Vernon; sisters Mary Love, Bay City; Roxie Armstrong, Dallas; Edith Johnson, Dallas; and Linda Hordge, Eustace; brother King Brookins, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Janet Geiger
Services for Janet Lynn Geiger, 49, Corpus Christi, were held July 17, 2008, at the Guardian Funeral Home in Corpus Christi with the Rev. Troy Bell Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Seaside Memorial Park.
Geiger was born in 1959 in Dallas and died July 9, 2008, in Corpus Christi. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Frances and Ferris Geiger.
Her early years were spent in Dallas before she moved to Kemp. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Kemp. After completing high school she moved to Corpus Christi. There she married and had her family.
For 23 years, she worked for Alameda Oaks Nursing Home as an assistant dietary manager. She loved to spoil the patients with her special dishes and make their day special.
She was a loving, caring woman who enjoyed doing for others.
Survivors include her son Victor Calzadillas Jr., Corpus Christi; daughter Jessica Calzadillas, Corpus Christi; parents Joyce and Wayne Geiger, Kemp; birth mother Helen Geiger, Kemp; sisters Toi Stefka and husband James, Waco; Zeborah Higgins, Cleburne; brothers David Geiger and wife Patsy, Irving; Rickey Geiger and wife Shelly, Vidor; Buddy Geiger and wife Jan, Katy; and Barry Geiger and wife Gay, Kemp; and many nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth Swancy
A celebration of life for Elizabeth “Betty” Swancy, 73, Tool, was held July 16, 2008, at the Cedar Creek Lake Baptist Church on Will White Road in Tool.
Swancy was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Gainsville and died July 4, 2008, in the presence of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Dennie Swancy and her mother Bernice Sherwood “Big Grandma.”
She was known to many as “Memaw,” and was a member of the Cedar Creek United Methodist Church where she worked in the nursery for many years. She supported the Tool Volunteer Fire Department as a public relations person.
She was an RN and used that education when she raised her own two children and later became a foster mother. She will be greatly missed all who loved her.
Survivors include her son Larry Cockreham; daughter Della Molinar; grandsons Joe and James Molinar, all of Tool; aunts Mary-Ruth Pettiette and Edna Loden, Athens; brother Larkin Sherwood, Arizona; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Lee Cantrell
Services for Lee Eunice Cantrell, 75, Grand Prairie, were held July 14, 2008, in the Bean-Massey-Burge Chapel in Grand Prairie. Interment was in the Trinidad City Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Dennie presiding.
Cantrell was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Payne Springs to Eula Belle Chitty and Johnnie Lee Boyde and died July 11, 2008, in Irving. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Buck Boyde and sister Opal Wallace.
She graduated from Eustace High School in 1952.
She met her husband of 55 years, Donald Cantrell, at a church revival. They married Jan. 16, 1953, at the Payne Springs Assembly of God Church with the Rev. A.L. Andrews officiating. They lived their married life in Dallas and Grand Prairie.
She was a homemaker, raising three children, then worked at Levin’s in Grand Prairie and later retiring from K-Mart.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She welcomed family and visitors into her home with a wonderful smile and open door. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband Donald “Don”; sons Jerry and David; daughter and son-in-law Diann and husband David Higginbotham, all of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Louise Byers, Payne Springs; four half-sisters Joyce Salazar, Eustace; Helen Gamble, Flower Mound; Linda Squire, Mesquite; and Mary Phillips, Eustace; half-brother Jimmy Boyde, Emhouse; and a host of other family and friends.

Donna Carroll
A memorial service for Donna “D.J.” Carroll, 48, Mabank, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, with Chaplain Dee Mouser officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Carroll was born July 20, 1959, in Memphis, Tenn., and died July 11, 2008, in Mabank.
Previously of Ferris, she had resided in Mabank since 2001 and was of the Baptist faith. She loved to walk on the wild side and loved her four-legged babies.
She was a trim specialist.
Survivors include her life partner Texanna Brooks, Mabank; uncle Jimmy Carroll and Rhonda Gordon, Mabank; cousins LaKrisha, Niccey, Donnie, Jami, Rami, C.J., Justin and Brittney; other family members and many friends.

Jordan Keith
Services for Jordan Page Keith, 10, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, with the Rev. Dennis Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Keith was born June 12, 1998, in Garland and died July 3, 2008, in Columbia, Mo.
Previously of Kemp, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 2˝ years. She was a student and attended Tool Baptist Church and Mabank schools.
Survivors include her mother Tracy Gregory, Gun Barrel City; father Michael Keith, Sedalia, Mo.; sisters Brittany and Shelby Keith, both of Gun Barrel City; maternal grandparent Mary and Fred Gregory, Benton, La.; Dianah Murphy, Benton, La.; maternal great-grandparents Tommie Jo and Baron Shirley, Winnsboro; aunt and uncle Ronnie and James Rhodes, Benton, La.; aunt Tina Hampton, Bloomburg; uncle Jeff Walraven, Bloomburg; uncle Stacey Gregory, Haughton, La.; and special friend Kendra King, Gun Barrel City.
Pallbearers were Stacey Gregory, Jeff Walraven, Greg Cantrell Sr., Steven Boles, Jeffrey Wylie and Kevin Hayes.

Orena Johnson
Services for Orena Mae Johnson, 94, Malakoff, were held July 11, 2008, at the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Athens. Burial was in Ash Cemetery.
Johnson was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Sanger to the late Elizabeth Medlin and Robert Reese and died July 9, 2008, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband William Johnson in 1962.
She attended schools in Roanoke and lived in Athens for many years where she was owner of Cookie’s Cafe. She worked with Park Highland Nursing Home and Henderson County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of West Athens Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters Wanda Kamman, Malakoff; Linda Crawford and Cathie Burns, both of Athens; and Debbie Mayhugh, Texarkana; son J.T. Johnson, Malakoff; nine grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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