Services for Richard Irvin Alphin, 63, Longview, were held Aug. 14,
2009, in the chapel of Welch Funeral Home in Longview with Dr. Charles
Barham officiating. Interment followed at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Alphin was born Aug. 1, 1946, in Dallas to Bonnie Mae Pelham and Irvin
Alphin and died Aug. 10, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles Ivin Alphin.
He was a member of the Forest Hills Baptist Church and retired from the
Longview Fire Department in 2003.
He enjoyed cattle ranching and fishing.
Survivors include his wife Mary Alphin, Longview; son Michael Wayne
Alphin, Longview; sisters Linda Alphin Fletcher, Longview; and Sharon
Alphin, Mabank; niece Bonnie Little and husband Karl; great-nephew
Matthew Little; uncle and aunts, Dee Pelham, Mildred Killian, Evelyn
Pendley and Ruth Bryan; and numerous cousins.
Graveside services for T.B. Mills, 88, Dallas, were held Aug. 13, 2009,
at the Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County with Kyle Bolton and Clifton
Smith officiating under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral
Home of Kemp.
Mills was born June 10, 1921, to Beulah Ann Henson and Dee Thearan Mills
and died Aug. 10, 2009, in Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Elizabeth Mills Rich,
granddaughter Angela Michelle Rich, three brothers and five sisters.
He was a deacon of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, but spending
most weekends on his farm in Edgewood, he was a member of the Edgewood
Church of Christ.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a Sergeant during World
Survivors include his wife Lela Mae Mills, Dallas; daughters Charlotte
Holland and husband Jimmy, Edgewood; and Mary Gaugler and husband Wayne,
Bedford; grandchildren Phillip Rich, Robin Schaufel, Jennifer Martinez
and Nicholas Gaugler; great-grandchildren Taylor Rich, Elizabeth
Martinez and Sean Martinez; sisters Eva Harris and husband Jesse,
Terrell; Anna Bolton and husband Roy, Pecan Gap; Velma McDougald and
husband Eugene, Corsicana; and Carolyn Bynum, Pittsburg; brother Clifton
Smith Jr. and wife Jimmie Lou, Kemp; and numerous nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Services for Bradley Wayne Cobb, 44, were held Aug. 15, 2009, at
Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Cobb was born Aug. 11, 1964, in Dallas to Brenda Lou Massey and Darrell
Lee Cobb, and died Aug. 10, 2009, in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his mother, sister Charlotte Rene Cobb
Taylor, and stepsister Robin Junell.
Survivors include his children Cory Wayne Sarkisian and Lacy Diane
Sarkisian, both of Kemp; father Skip Cobb and wife Jeraldine, Kemp;
brothers Darrell Leroy “Rusty” Cobb and Timothy Dewayne Cobb, both of
Kemp; stepbrothers Jimmy Deborde, Murchison; and Joel Cohn, Seven
Points; stepsister Cathy Anderson, Kemp; numerous family members and
Services for Connie Ray McClure, 56, Malakoff, were held June 27, 2009,
at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Alan Hobgood officiating
under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McClure was born Oct. 8, 1952, in Houston and died June 25, 2009, in
He had lived in Malakoff most of his life and was Baptist by faith. He
was a plumber.
Survivors include his son Aaron McClure and wife Holly, Malakoff;
daughter Jessica Arthur and husband Mark, Marshfield, Mo.; brothers
Tommy Randall McClure, Seagoville; and Joeseph McClure, Seagoville;
sister Ruby J. Duran, Dallas; and grandchildren Jordan, Abbey and