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June Salter
A memorial service for June Salter, 59, Kemp, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with the Rev. Bill McMullan officiating.
Salter was born July 8, 1948, in Pana, Ill. to Emma Lowery and Frank Smith and died July 28, 2007, from brain cancer diagnosed in January of this year.
She was preceded in death by her only son John Ralph Salter and her father.
She and her family moved to Texas when she was five years old, settling in Irving. She was resourceful, quick to learn, intelligent and adventurous.
She worked at various occupations: 10 years with Braniff, owned kiosks at three shopping malls, served as project manager assistant for a builder of Dallas highrises, drove a big rig, installed playground equipment, represented residents as a Kemp city councilwoman, and most recently owned Kemp’s Antiques and four other buildings on Main Street in Kemp, buildings she had hoped to renovate.
In 2002, she moved to Kemp to be near her parents, and to look after them. Her passion for life and her compassion for the people and places where she lived led her to become involved in revitalizing the area.
To that end, she became an active member of a number of local organizations, including Cedar Creek Area Chamber, Kiwanis, CATS Council, Senior Citizens Center Council, and Meals on Wheels.
She was awarded the annual Don Legg Service Award this year by the Kemp Chamber Branch.
Survivors include her husband Eddie Lipscomb and her mother Emma Smith, both of Kemp; sisters, Janice Smith and husband Jack of Ashtabula, Ohio; and Pat Proctor and husband Carl of Irving; brother, Ralph Smith and wife Joanne of Olympia, Wash.; stepchildren Carrie Rockhouse and husband Joe; and Michael Lipscomb; grandchildren Grace and Maddie Rockhouse; and Wilson Lipscomb; nieces and nephews Julie Vine, Lisa Vine, Danny Vine and wife Carol; Tommy Proctor, Sharon Rogers and husband Dean; Ann Loveless, Michael Smith, Douglas Smith,and Kassidy Smith; Whitney and Emma Marcom, whom she loved to pieces; numerous other extended family members and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her honor, to the Senior Citizen Center of Southeast Kaufman County, P. O. Box 604, Kemp, TX 75143.

Dorothy Guill
Services for Dorothy Guill, 76, Mabank, were held Aug. 7, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating. Interment was in the Guill Family Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Guill was born March 17, 1931, in Ellis County and died Aug. 5, 2007, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Guill.
Formerly of Kemp, she had resided in Mabank since 1948 and was a member of the Central Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son Benny Mark Guill, Dallas; daughters Linda Sikes, Mabank; and Shelia Guill, Kaufman; sisters Margie Haney and husband Bobby, Palestine; and Frances Wilson, Dallas; grandchildren Mark Guill II, Allen Keller, Christie Kirchenbauer, Melissa Guill and Rebecca Guill-McLendon; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Richard Craft, Johnny Jenkins, Ron Sikes, Carl Keller, Steve Mitchell, Keith Teague and Billy Paul Hill.
Honorary pallbearers were Maurice Hill, George Hill, James Earl Teague, Bobby Joe Haney II, Herman Salter, Jack Salter, Owen Wright and Gerald Cotrell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247.

Ruth Norman
Ruth Norman, 67, Tool, was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Payne Springs and died Aug. 3, 2007, in Tyler. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
She was a logistics technician in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include her husband Ed Norman, Tool; daughter Ranata Henderson and husband Bill, Eustace; sister Michael Preston, Quinlan; and three grandchildren.

Lois Mae LaFrance
Lois Mae LaFrance, 85, Kerens, was born Sept. 27, 1921, in Austin and died Aug. 4, 2007, in Kerens. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
She was a homemaker and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4133 in Trinidad. Previously of Samaria, she had resided in Kerens for the past two years and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her son Jackie Randall and wife Helen, Trinidad; sisters Joy Steinbach, Paige; and Alice V. Womack, Smithville; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Jerry R. Bolding
A memorial service for Jerry R. Bolding, 60, Mabank, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bolding was born June 6, 1947, in Seagoville and died Aug. 3, 2007, in Mabank.
He was a machinist for MaGee Machine in Mesquite and veteran of the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. Previously of Cedar Hill, he had resided in Mabank since 1984.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn Bolding, Mabank; son Jerry B. Bolding and wife Pamela, Mansfield; daughter Cara R. Bolding, Mabank; brothers Stan Bolding, Duncanville; and Ronnie Bolding, Plainview; sister Charlotte Ballard, Plainview; and granddaughter Carley Bolding, Mansfield.

Kevin Moore
Memorial services for Kevin Leon Moore, 28, Kaufman, were held Aug. 4, 2007, at the Roselawn Funeral Home in Seagoville.
Moore was born Oct. 15, 1978, in Dallas to Mary Young Moore and the late William Howard Moore Jr. and died July 30, 2007, in Kaufman.
Moore attended schools in Irving and married Lena Douglas May 26, 2001.
He was a devoted father, husband, son and brother and worked hard to support his family.
An electrician by trade, He was employed by Chickasaw Electric for the past two years and was recently promoted to foreman.
He had the ability to work with his hands repairing and building things and was willing to help anyone in need. He will be misssed by the people he touched.
Survivors include his wife Lena Moore, Kaufman; daughter Alex, 11, twin daughters Kylee and Baylee, 3 and son Kevin; mother Mary Moore; a brother and two sisters as well as other friends and relatives.

Barbara Davis
Services for Barbara Roberson Davis, Brownsboro (formerly of Athens), were held Aug. 7, 2007, in the New Hope Methodist Church in Brownsboro under the direction of Gordon Foster Brown Funeral Home.
Davis was born May 21, 1941, in Athens and died Aug. 4, 2007, at her home in Brownsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents Mildred and Jack Roberson, brother Tim, and sons James and Terry.
Survivors include her husband Troy Davis, Brownsboro; daughter and son-in-law Annette and Roy Smith, Athens; grandchildren Adam Smith, Robert Smith, Rachael Smith, Jeffrey Davis, Whitney Davis and Krystal Davis; great-grandchild Kari Davis; sisters Jackie Brundage, Murchison; and Diane Lauderdale, Tyler; sisters-in-law Venice Roberson, Kerens; and Martha Ann Sellers; brother-in-law Charles and wife Virginia, Tulia; daughter-in-law Brenda Skinner, Athens; a host of other relatives and friends.

Cecil M. Dupree
Services for Cecil M. Dupree, 76, Canton, were held Aug. 4, 2007, at Eubank Chapel in Canton with the Revs. Ray White and Todd Peavy officiating.
Interment was in Tool Cemetery in Henderson County.
Dupree was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Tool to Nellie Mae Eves and Eugene Francis Dupree and died Aug. 2, 2007, in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nelva Lois Dupree and two sisters and four brothers.
He was a hardworking family man. He worked for Texas Power and Light Co. for 35 years. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sons Larry Dupree, Houston; and Mark Dupree, Canton; sister Norma Sue Vick, Poyner; grandson Alec Dupree, Mesquite; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Louis Corry, Steve Corry, David Ward, Russell Vick, Josh Fugate and David Crawford.

Ronald Woodson
Services for Ronald “Woody” Gilbert Woodson, 73, Mabank, will be held at a later date under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
Woodson was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Louisiana, Mo. and died Aug. 4, 2007, at his residence in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dorothy Booth and Gilbert Woodson and brother Richard Dale Woodson, Carlinville, Ill.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Alice Lee Woodson, Carlinville, Ill.; children Susie and Kenny Brueggman, Brady; Sandy and Alan Woodson, Carlinville, Ill.; sisters Kathryn Moore, Tampa, Fla.; Fern Sears, Hayworth, Ill.; June Whittleman, Jerseyville, Fla.; and Macy Allen, Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren Destiny and Joe Payne, and Heather and Josh Payne, all of Carlinville, Ill.; and great-grandchildren Matthew, Hunter, Chloe and Caleb Payne, all of Carlinville, Ill.