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.
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
Wilson was born July 17, 1914, in Dallas County and died Aug. 16, 2007,
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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