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  Arthur Romerhaus Jr.
Final arrangements for Arthur Romerhaus Jr., in keeping with his wishes, will be a family service at a later date. It will be a “Celebration of Life” at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Romerhaus was born Nov. 25, 1918, in Petersburg, Ind., to the late Jean Dittenhaver and Arthur Romerhaus and died July 24, 2008, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother David Romerhaus.
He graduated in 1937 from Central High School in Evansville, Ind., and was drafted into the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II.
He went to Officer’s Candidate School and was in Anti-Aircraft Artillery, attached to the 9th AA Force in England.
He served in Belgium and France. He ran a PX in Chamonix, France, at the end of the war. He climbed Mt. Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.
At the beginning of the Korean War, he was sent to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Later, he was stationed in Fort Knox, Ky., Korea, Fort Meade, Md. and Fort Belvoir, Va. before going back to Schofield Barracks, where he retired after 26 years of army service.
While in the service he attended the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky and graduated from Chaminade College, Honolulu, Hawaii.
He then worked for N.Y. Life Insurance Company in Honolulu and was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
He loved his dogs Winnie, Andy, Little Bit and Chrissy. He liked sports and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed playing bridge and poker. Las Vegas, Nev. was his favorite vacation destination.
He spent his last 20 years at Cedar Creek Lake.
Suvivors include his wife Mary Fox Romerhaus, Enchanted Oaks; daughter Cheryl Gee, Enchanted Oaks; son Arthur William “Bill” Romerhaus III, Haleiwa, Hawaii; brother Richard Romerhaus, Evansville, Ind.; many nieces and nephews.

Charles Shultz
Services for Charles David Shultz, 72, Mabank, were held July 29, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Byron Jones and Dan Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Shultz was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Lineville, Ala., and died July 26, 2008, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his parents Lenora and Arvil Shultz.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Mabank for the past 10 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City. He was a photographer and an avid fisherman. His nicknames were “Catfish Charlie” and “Double Barrel.”
He retired from Lockheed Martin after 14 years service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife Pat Shultz; daughters JoAnn Freeman and husband Steve; Andrea Hicks and husband Jerry; and Hannah Shultz; sons David and Jaden Shultz, four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Helen Porter, Marie Shultz and Margie Forrester; nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Gun Barrel City, 522 West Main, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.

Paula Barnhart
A memorial service for Paula Kay Barnhart, 65, Kemp, was held July 28, 2008, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Brother Chuck Warrington officiating under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Barnhart was born Jan. 20, 1943, in Atwood, Kan., and died July 25, 2008. She was preceded in death by her mother Janis Jane Fikan.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years Orville Barnhart; children Greg Barnhart and wife Vandi, Denton; Christine Barnhart, Chesapeake, Va.; and Katie Mixon and husband Danny, Dallas; grandchildren Jesse Barnhart and wife Victoria; Levi Barnhart; Jaymi Barnhart; Hayden Mixon; Jackie Townsend; and Jessica Barnhart; great-grandchildren Lilli and Kiera Barnhart; and father Jesse Fikan, Longton, Kan.

Arvil Harris
Arvil “Geno” Harris, 73, Payne Springs, was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Oiltrough, Ark., and died July 24, 2008, in Payne Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Previously of Missouri, he had resided in Payne Springs for the past six years and was an air conditioner technician.
Survivors include many family members and friends.

Oleta Cranshaw
Services for Oleta F. Jones Cranshaw, 80, Canton, were held July 29, 2008, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brandon Cranshaw officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Cranshaw was born March 25, 1928, in Prairieville and died July 26, 2008, in Carrollton.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in the Mabank area most of her life and graduated from Prairieville High School. She was a pharmacy technician and loved cooking, spending time with her family and her cats. Her hobbies were gardening and quilting. “Moo Moo” will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband Jim Cranshaw, Canton; son Paul Cranshaw and wife Robyn, Red Oak; daughters Cecilia Oxford, The Colony; and Anna Hutcherson and husband Gerald G., Lindon, N.J.; grandchildren Travis and Stephanie Oxford, Brandon Cranshaw and wife Cassie; Lindsey Cranshaw; Jason Wright and wife Tammie; and Justin Wright; great-grandchildren Justin, Mallory and Mason Wright and Bryan Brandon; sister Elsie Shelton, Balch Springs.

Christine Garoutte
Services for Christine Mildred Garoutte, 75, Tool, were held July 26, 2008, at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating. Interment was in the Tool Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Garoutte was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Wellston, Okla., to the late Lena and John Raleigh Gazaway and died July 23, 2008, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Imogene Gazaway and grandson Jonthan Garoutte.
Survivors include her husband Victor Garoutte; sons Harland and wife Denise Garoutte; Alan and wife Karen Garoutte; and Arthur and wife Dorothy Garoutte; daughter Chris Ann and husband Ben Allen; granddaughters Jackie and husband Christian Guerrero; Amanda Garoutte; Meredith Mitchell; and Cheri and husband Tommy Posey; grandsons Michael and wife Laurie Bledsoe; Merrick and wife Wendy Bledsoe; Benjamin Garoutte; Thomas Garoutte; Kevin and wife Rachael Garoutte; and 12 great-grandchildren.

 


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