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Obituaries

Duane Horton
A memorial service for Duane Lee Horton, 57, of Kemp, was held July 16, 2011, at Family Cathedral of Praise in Mesquite with Pastor Jim Lowrimore officiating.
Horton was born April 28, 1954, in Atchison, Kan., to Frances and Lyman Horton and died July 8, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
He was reared in Irving.
He married Pat Sharp and moved to Duncanville for 32 years.
In August 2007, he married Shelly Crider and relocated to Kemp, where he could be closer to his mother in her time of need.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Donna Weir.
Survivors include his wife, Shelly Horton, Kemp; son Christopher Horton, Garland; sisters Linda Woods, Kearney, Mo., Mary Kay Gautney and husband Billy Ray; Pat Hall, brothers Billy Horton and wife Melba; Michael Horton and wife Becky, all from Kemp.
He will also be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends who had the pleasure to know him.

Teresa Greenlaw
Graveside services for Teresa Frances Greenlaw, 76, of Mabank, were held Aug. 2, 2011, at Goshen Cemetery in Eustace with Bro. Steve Bevill officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Greenlaw was born July 7, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Tressa Cifers and Paul E. Dietz and died July 29, 2011, in Tyler.
She graduated from El Reno High School in Oklahoma.
She married Michael Reynolds Melton Feb. 26, 1955. The couple had four daughters named Pat, Pam, Michele “Missy” and Lynn “Febe.”
She married her second husband, Robert David Greenlaw, Dec. 8, 1973.
Greenlaw’s family was the most important thing in her life.
She always showed unconditional love and support. She had a heart of gold and never met a stranger.
Greenlaw lived her life to the fullest with exuberance finding meaning and joy in each and every day.
Her gift for loving and nurturing spirit was not limited to her immediate family. Her heart was always in the right place and she truly cared about others.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Ren Melton and Bob Greenlaw.
Survivors include daughters Pat Hill and husband Ray; Pam Jeannette; Michele Williams and husband Mark; Lynn Dugger and husband Kerry; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; Brandon Moore and Lucy Dyer, who both held a very special place in her heart; brother Richard Dietz; niece Paula Dietz; nephews Richard and Brian Dietz.
Pallbearers were Stan Williams, Christopher Williams, Zachary Dugger, Casey Jamison, Taylor Kennedy and Dustin Wood.

Billy Spencer
Services for Billy Gene Spencer, 48, were held July 30, 2011, at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Spencer was born May 5, 1963, in Dallas to Vera and J.C. Spencer and died July 27, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his father and sister Latitia Dickens.
Survivors include his wife Michelle Womack; daughters Kristy and Monica Spencer; step-daughter Kala Womack; brothers Johnny Spencer, Roger Spencer and wife Kitty; sister Tammy Moore and husband James; two grandchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.

Henrietta Pummill
Henrietta Lawrence Pummill, 103, former resident of Kemp, died July 22, 2011.
She was born June 9, 1908, near Viola, Tenn., to Maude Etter and Charles Jatoughn Lawrence.
Pummill lived in Kemp from 1979-88, where she was involved with her church and the community.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph Leonard Pummill; brothers Clarence Lawrence, Thomas Jatoughn Lawrence and Paul Murry Lawrence.
Survivors include children Elizabeth Pummill Whorton, David Leonard Pummill, John Douglas Pummill and Charles Lawrence Pummill; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Charles Barker
Services for Charles Lee Barker, 68, were arranged under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Barker was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Kemp, to Emma and James Barker and died July 29, 2011.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary Lee Barker; daughters Becky Hamilton and husband Tim; Deborah Barnes Mann and husband Michael; Kimberly Torres and husband Mario, Cara Barker; brothers Robert, Glenn, Don and Johnny Barker; sister Virginia Barker; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.

Hazel Bailey
Services for Hazel Leaville Bailey, 73, were held Aug. 5, 2011, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Bro. Steve Gray officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Cemetery in Seagoville, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Lake in Mabank.
Bailey was born April 26, 1938, in Chickasaw, Okla., to Opal Marie Jackson and Herbert Joseph Haslip and died Aug. 3, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
She enjoyed a variety of crafts including making porcelain dolls.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Bailey; children Jimmy Lee Andes and wife Nancy; Janet Gale McBride; Sandra Kay Patterson; Donald K. Bailey Jr. and his wife, Cindi; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Ruby Baker; other family and many loving friends.

Sherry Crawford
Services for Sherry Lee Crawford, 48, were held Aug. 6, 2011, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. Leonard Easton officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Lake in Mabank.
Crawford was born Nov. 21, 1962, in Odessa to Mary Joyce Lee and Herman Andrew Crawford and died Aug. 2, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandmother Perry Parker.
Survivors include daughter Andrea Adams and husband Jerry; son Jayme Carlisle; grandchildren Katherine, Landen and Maghen Adams; mother-in-law Ruby Carlisle; other family members and many friends.

James Smith
Services for James William “Jim” Smith, 70, were held July 31, 2011, in the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel in Gun Barrel City.
Smith was born July 9, 1941, in Tulsa, Okla., to Dorothy Austin and James Lewis Smith and died July 22, 2011, at his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and Mark Smith and Leroy Ward.
Survivors include daughter Cherl Womack, stepson James Smith; brothers Michael Smith and wife Linda; Dwight Smith, James Ward, Jerry Ward; sisters Cynthia Patricia Annis and husband Gary; Nancy Lee Strombeck, Patty Ward, Kathy Jo Smith, Dottie Ward; grandchildren Keith Womack, Bradley Womack and Tanner Womack; step-grandchildren James Fulton, Mitchell Peters, James “Buckshot” Fulton; great-grandson Keith Womack Jr.; step-great-grandson Taylor Peters; numerous other family members and many friends.

Betty Marvin
Services for Betty Lou Marvin, 78, of Fairhope, Ala., were held Aug. 5, 2011, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Bro. Dennis Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment followed in the Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Marvin was born Sept. 28, 1932, in Lone Grove, Okla., to Jewel Risner and Luther Thomas Jones and died July 30, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband I.D. Marvin and sister Martha Ann Jones.
Survivors include son Glenn Marvin, Dallas; daughter Mary Kent and husband Ron, Fairhope, Ala.; brother Luther Gene Jones and wife June; sisters Dorothy Lee Jones Judd and Mary Helen Jones Baskin; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rickey Sexton
Services for Rickey Dale Sexton, 58, of Garland, were held July 30, 2011, at Sunnyvale Baptist Church Chapel in Sunnyvale with Bro. Ben Wilson officiating, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Sexton was born April 8, 1954, in Tulsa, Okla., to Maxine Dandridge and Ivan Sexton and died July 17, 2011.
He attended Shawnee High School and graduated in 1972.
Sexton worked for the Santa Fe Railroad until 1973. 
He received his degree in Radiological Technology from Rose State College, where he was on the adjunct faculty.
Sexton was a supervisor in the CT and MRI departments at Children’s Medical Center until 1990. 
He then moved to Dallas and helped open the first free-standing MRI facility for Tri-City Health Center.  He was the MRI Director there for several years until his retirement.
Sexton received his private pilot’s license in Oklahoma City from his friend “Uncle Bill.”
He loved flying, scuba diving and hunting. He also had an awesome love for the great state of Alaska.
Sexton told his mom “when I’m flying way up high, it feels like I am close to heaven.”
Survivors include his son, Kraig Sexton; Cynthia Parish and Jeston Boyett, Mesquite; mother Maxine Sexton, Shawnee, Okla.; brother Ronald “Ronnie” Sexton and wife Leslie, Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister Paulette Newby and Kirk, Midwest City, Okla.; nephew Montie Scott and wife Xochitl; nieces Michelle Gibson and husband Tory, Houston; Jana Quintero and husband Charlie, Oklahoma City, Okla.; numerous other family members and many friends.
The family would like thank Windsor Florist in Mesquite.

 

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