Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
 

Gary Stinnett
Services for Gary Lon Stinnett, Mesquite, were held Aug. 23, 2007, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Mesquite, under the direction of New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale.
Stinnett was born April 14, 1967, and died Aug. 19, 2007. He was preceded in death by his sister Diane Stinnett.
He was a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years Lisa Stinnett; daughters Shady Stinnett and Kortney Jones; son Austin Lon Stinnett; mother Doris Spangler; brother Mike Stinnett; sisters Vicky Teel and Nancy Stinnett; many other loving family and friends.



Vivian Wilson
Services for Vivian Wilson, 93, Cedar Creek Area, were held Aug. 18, 2007, in the Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. David Diller officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wilson was born July 17, 1914, in Dallas County and died Aug. 16, 2007, in Corsicana.
She was a nurse and member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons R.L. Reeb and wife Cheryl, Little Elm; and Charles Wilson, Gun Barrel City; daughters Pat Collins and husband Glynn, Mabank; Jeannine Roark and husband Don, Dickinson; and Nora Cribbs and husband William, Avalon; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Charlotte Eason
Services for Charlotte Ann Eason, 56, Kemp, were held Aug. 18, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with the Rev. Dub Henry officiating. Interment followed in Ware Cemetery in Kemp.
Eason was born Aug. 7, 1951, in Collierville, Tenn., the daughter of the late Neillie and Charles Hinesley. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Lenny “Bear” Eason.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was a member of the Styx Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Leonard Eason Jr.; daughters Toby and husband Nathan Hall, Gun Barrel City; Ruby and Craig Lewis, Tool; and Michelle and Matthew Webb, Kemp; sisters Marge Flake and Phyllis Hall; brother Charles Hinesley; and eight grandchildren.

Larry Bryan
A memorial service for Larry Wayne Bryan, 66, Kemp, was held Aug. 21, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with the Rev. John Kendall officiating.
Bryan was born Jan. 10, 1941, in Dallas to Marie Catherine Wrye and Marion Albert Bryan Jr. and died Aug. 16, 2007, in Athens. He was preceded in death by parents and a sister, Nita Bingham.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his sister Sue Griffis and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended family and friends. He also leaves a sidekick, his dog Tippy.
 


Judy Hightower
Services for Judy Lynn Hightower, 56, Mabank, were held Aug. 18, 2007, at Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Diller officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hightower was born Sept. 17, 1950, in Dallas and died Aug. 14, 2007, in Mabank.
She was a homemaker and talented artist, loved horses, family gatherings and an exquisite cook. She was a kind and precious spirit, loved everyone and enjoyed doing for others. She was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband Steven Hightower, Mabank; daughter Misty Thompson in the U.S. Marine Corps; son Randy Suess II, Dallas; brother Jody Paris, Elmo; mother Fern Swanson, Elmo; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

R.G. Garner
Services for R.G. Garner, 82, Mabank, were held Aug. 18, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Don Garner officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery in Eustace under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Garner was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Eustace and died Aug. 16, 2007, in Mabank.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Mabank for the past 12 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Wells-Gifford Hill as a truck driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.
Survivors include his sons Jimmy Earl Garner, Brazoria; Jerry Don Garner and wife Linda, Deer Park; Roy Alton Garner and wife Annabell, Dog Patch, Ark.; Dennis Daryl Garner and wife Susan, Spring; and Randy Glen Garner, Dallas; brother Robert Earl Garner, Wylie; and sister Irma White Klein, Jasper, Ark.

Betty Irvin
Services for Betty Carol Irvin, 61, Kemp, were held Aug. 20, 2007, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp, with the Rev. Kelly Betts officiating. Interment followed in King Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Irvin was born Aug. 2, 1946, in Dallas to Mamie Henson and W.C. Tatom and died Aug. 17, 2007, in Dallas. Her mother and brother Dale Tatom preceded her in death.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former city secretary in Kemp. She loved the Dallas Cowboys and Jeff Gordon. She was a wonderful wife, mother and nanny.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years Gay Irvin, Kemp; sons Travis Irvin and wife Melinda; Casey Irvin and wife Shirley; and Chauncey Irvin and fiancé Melissa, all of Kemp; grandchildren Cameron, Tyler, Landon, Madison, Bailey, Peyton, Ethyn and Daltyn; father W.C. Tatom, Kemp; brother Glen Tatom and wife Diane, Combine; sister Gayle Fain and husband Bobby, Lubbock; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.