Services for Jack Everett Stegall, 82, Gun Barrel City, were held Aug.
16, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft
officiating. Burial was in Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace under
the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Stegall was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Eustace and died Aug. 13, 2007, in
Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his brother Lonnie May
He was a development specialist and veteran of the Army Air Force during
World War II. He retired from the federal government as a civilian
employee and was a teacher at Mabank High School.
He helped develop U.S. training polices, programs for executives and
conducted management programs in general personnel administration. He
was a training officer in the Minuteman I, II and III missile weapons
He served as a Henderson County Commissioner and Constable for Precinct
He was a member of the American Legion and board of directors for the
East Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District.
Survivors include his wife Chris Stegall, Gun Barrel City; son Bo
Stegall and wife Andrea, Grand Prairie; daughters Maria Dee Stegall,
Eustace; and Jacquelyn McCarthy, North Carolina; sister Betsy Pickle,
Eustace; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association
Kaufman County, Southern Division, Dallas, TX 75207-0610.
Services for Millie “Eves” Baxley, 82, Mabank, were held Aug. 15, 2007,
in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Brent Tucker and Jerry
Garner officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank under the
direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Baxley was born July 27, 1925, in Ennis and died Aug. 13, 2007, in
Tyler. She was preceded in death by her parents Hilda and Walter Eves,
sisters Betty Youngblood and Bonnie Foster, brother Walter Billy Eves
and grandson Jimmy Wayne Garner.
Previously of Richardson, she had lived in Mabank for the past 12 years
and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank.
Survivors include her sons Jim Garner, Brazoria; Jerry Garner and wife
Linda, Deer Park; Roy Garner and wife Annabell, Dog Patch, Ark.; Dennis
Garner and wife Susan, Spring; and Randall Garner, Dallas; brohter Duane
Eves, Waco; sisters Jackie Green, Bismarck, Ark.; Barbara Grandinetti,
Dallas; Joann Pelham, Garland; and Pansy Odom, Mabank; 14 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Joseph Donald McFaul, 91, Kemp, was born Sept. 14, 1915, in the Stubbs
community in southern Kaufman County to Cordelia Ragsdale and Guy Allen
McFaul and died Aug. 12, 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sylvia Oct. 3, 1997,
sisters Juanita McFaul and Anna Dean Powell Sapp, brothers Claudie
McFaul, Allen “Dink” McFaul and Wayne McFaul; grandsons Robert Allen
McFaul Jr. June 30, 2002 and Joe Hamm Aug. 1, 2004.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kemp and probably the
oldest member. He served on the Kemp ISD school board for many years and
was secretary from 1948-1963. He married Sylvia Barlow Oct. 6, 1935.
Survivors include his son Robert McFaul and wife Shirley, Combine;
daughters JoNell Baker and husband Pat, Scurry; Sarah Spiers,
Jacksonville; June Shrader and husband Stan, Fort Worth; and Alice Kay
Dorough, Fort Worth; brother Willard McFaul and wife Emily, Roscoe;
sisters-in-law Dorothy McFaul, Mabank; and Nelda McFaul, Dallas; eight
grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three
Pallbearers were Marcus McFaul, Jeff Baker, Bart Ray, Scott Hamm,
Douglas McFaul and Wayne McFaul.
Honorary pallbearers (dear friends) were Dr. James M Hanna, Dr. Tyson
Barnes, Dr. Glen Campbell, Doy Harmon, Johnny Bonds and Kenneth McFaul.
Jack Elton West
Services for Jack Elton West, 77, were held Aug. 14, 2007, at First
Baptist Church in Athens under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in
West was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Ben Wheeler to Bernice Austin and Horace
Elton West and died Aug. 11, 2007, near Athens. He was preceded in death
by his first wife Betty West, sister Quania Dykes and his parents.
He was executive vice president at Granutech Saturn Systems of Grand
Prairie for 35 years and was very dedicated. He was a member of the
Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. He was a wonderful husband, dad and
Survivors include his wife Evelyn Tanner, west of Athens, son Jackie
West, Dallas; daughter Cathy Marder, Frisco; stepchildren Wendy and
husband Scott Johnson, Houston; Amy Browning, College Station; and Todd
and wife Shelly Tanner, Athens; grandchildren Christy Berryhill, Misty
Walker and Magan Marder; great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren;
brothers Charles and wife Juanita West, Richardson; and Jerry and wife
Evelyn West, Athens; sisters Olire Joe Edwards, Baton Rouge, La.; and
Minnie McBroom, Greenville.
Services for Thomas Euvene McDonald, 74, Kaufman, were held Aug. 10,
2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp, with the
Rev. Dub Henry officiating. Interment followed in the Dallas-Fort Worth
McDonald was born March 10, 1933, in Langdale, Ala., son of Maude
(Mason) and Holly Thomas McDonald and died Aug. 6, 2007, in Dallas.
He was a brick mason for 30 years and belonged to Bricklayers Local No.
June 13, 1963, he married Shirley Francks, his wife of 44 years.
McDonald served in the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and three
Survivors include his wife, Shirley McDonald of Kaufman; children, Cindy
McClung and husband Donald of Kaufman; Vickie McClung and husband Bob of
Kaufman; Tammy Wilkerson and husband Keith of Farmersville; Thomas
McDonald and wife Kerri of Kemp; Tim McDonald and wife Tric of
Farmersville; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers
Bobby Ward and Perry Ward, both of Florida; numerous other relatives,
extended family and friends.
Pallbearers were Clayton Stewart, Jake McDonald, Michael McClung, Robert
McClung, Rustin Stewart, Watt Attaway and Kyle McDonald.
A memorial service for Ronald “Woody” Woodson, 73, Mabank, formerly of
Carlinville, Ill., will be held at a later date. He was buried in Oak
Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Ill.
Woodson was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Louisiana, Mo. to Dorothy Booth and
Gilbert Woodson and died Aug. 4, 2007, in Mabank. He was preceded in
death by his father Gilbert Woodson, mother and stepfather Dorothy and
Jim Utley, son Richard Dale Woodson, half-sister Vicki Woodson and
special aunt and uncle Ora and Harold Handling.
He was a truck driver for 25 years and was a member of the American
Legion Post 310 in Mabank. He served in the U.S. Army as a specialist
third class and received a good conduct medal and sharpshooter award. He
married Alice Lee Craig Aug. 31, 1958.
Survivors include his son Alan Woodson and wife Sandy, Carlinville,
Ill.; daughter Susie Brueggeman and husband Kenny, Brady; grandchildren
Destiny Payne and husband Joe and Heather Payne and husband Josh, all of
Carlinville, Ill.; great-grandchildren Matthew, Chloe, Caleb and Hunter
Payne; sisters Kathryn Moore, Tampa, Fla.; Fern Sears, Hayworth, Ill.;
Jane Whittleman, Carrolton, Ill.; and Macy Allen, Tampa, Fla.;
stepmother Thelma Woodson; half-sisters Julie and Jeannette Woodson;
numerous nieces and nephews and Alice Lee Woodson, Carlinville, Ill.
Graveside services for Shirley Sue Gaugh, 71, Gun Barrel City, were held
Aug. 13, 2007, at King Cemetery with the Rev. Don Bell officiating under
the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Gaugh was born April 30, 1936, in Dallas to Monette and T.J. Thompson
and died Aug. 10, 2007, at her home. She was preceded in death by her
husband Fred Gaugh, brother Tommy Thompson, parents and her
granddaughter Crystal Gaugh.
She was a resident of Gun Barrel City since 1970, and was an active
member of the Lakeview Assembly of God Church.
She owned several dog grooming facilities in the Garland, Seven Points
and Gun Barrel City area. She was also a trainer for German Shepherd
breeds in competitive shows.
Survivors include her son Gary Cooper and wife Lupe, Gun Barrel City;
daughter Sandy Gaugh, Payne Springs; grandsons Craig Salazar and wife
Michelle, Plano; Casey Cooper and wife Cecilia, Travis AFB, Calif.;
granddaughter Brittany Gaugh, Mabank; great-grandchildren Caiden, Cael
and Kirstyn; other family members and friends.
Jack Markham, 79, Payne Springs, died Aug. 12, 2007, in Payne Springs.
He was born March 2, 1928, in Dallas. Services are under the direction
of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bertie Markham.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Payne Springs since 1974 and was
a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was in lawn
maintenance and a member of the Payne Springs Fire Department.
Survivors include his son Roy Lee Markham and wife Beth, Weehawken,
N.J.; daughters Norma Fisher and husband Billy, Frankston; and Linda
Williams and husband Jimmy, Payne Springs; brother Earl Markham, DeSoto;
half brothers Gene Markham, Douglas Jourdain and Darrell Jourdain, five
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.