Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
 

Jack Stegall
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 Stegall.
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 systems.
He served as a Henderson County Commissioner and Constable for Precinct No. 2.
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.

Millie Baxley
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 McFaul
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 great-great-grandchildren.
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 Canton.
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 grandpa.
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.

Thomas McDonald
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 National Cemetery.
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. 5.
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 sisters.
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.

Ronald Woodson
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.

Shirley Gaugh
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
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.