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  Charles Sutton
Services for Charles David Sutton, 95, Kemp, were held Aug. 30, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with Bro. Byron Jones officiating. Interment was in King Cemetery in Kemp under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Sutton was born Sept. 14, 1912, in Tool to the late Mary Ann and Sam Sutton and died Aug. 27, 2008, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ellie Fay Sutton, parents, daughter Wanda Fay Sutton, brothers Johnny, Emery and Andrew Sutton, sisters Bessie and Myrtle and niece Viola Mosley.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City. He was a Mason in Dallas and Gun Barrel City. He worked as a delivery driver for Zales Jewelry.
Survivors include daughter Mary and husband Thurman Morris; sister-in-law Maxine and husband Gene Bashart; brother-in-law Leroy and wife Carrie Gilbert; grandchildren Debbie and husband Gary Badgett and Mary Ann and husband Glenn Rich; stepgrandchildren Brent, Linda, Brian and Stacy Swatsell; great-grandchildren Mary Jo Garrett, Kevin and Tammy Rich, Douglas Rich, Dwayne Morris and Jacob Rascon; eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Aubrey Ford
Graveside services for Aubrey L. Ford, 79, Tool, were held Sept. 5, 2008, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Ford was born May 6, 1929, in Dallas and died Aug. 17, 2008, in Athens.
Previously of California, he had resided in the Mabank area since 1987, and was retired from the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his sons Michael Ford and Aubrey L. Ford Jr.; nieces Jane Norman, Combine; and Marilyn Dennis, Seagoville.

Emmett Strickland
Funeral arrangements for Emmett Strickland, 65, Tool, are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Strickland was born April 6, 1943, in Houston and died Aug. 25, 2008, in Athens.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Tool for the past 10 years and was a machine operator for Raybestos.
Survivors include his sons William Strickland, Tool; Shannon Doyle Strickland, Gun Barrel City; and Cody John Strickland, Kemp; daughter Sandra Elaine Strickland, Fort Worth; sisters Clara, Azle; Betty Foster, Aurora; Jeanette Merchants, Colorado; and Linda Massengill, Kemp.

Betty Jo Tucker
A gathering in honor of Betty Jo Tucker, 77, was held Sept. 1, 2008, at her daughter Jan Waller’s home in Forney.
Tucker was born June 18, 1931, in Bonham to Donnie Bell and Clifford Moore and died Aug. 26, 2008, in Forney.
She resided in Mabank for many years and recently relocated to Forney. She lived for her family and loved being with people. She was a collector of fine antiques and a consummate gardener. She was kind, loving and a wise woman who will be greatly missed.
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever,” author unknown.
Survivors include her mother Donnie Bell Moore; children Clifford Marquart, Mabank; Stephen Marquart, Parker, Colo.; Jan Waller, Forney; and Jean Kigar, Jupiter, Fla.; nine grandchildren; five sisters; and one brother; and many great-grandchildren and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Vista Care, 2824 Terrell Road, Suite 500, Greenville, TX 75402, without whose help we would surely have failed her.

Eddie Landrum
Services for Eddie Lee Landrum, 62, Garland, were held Aug. 29, 2008, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with Bishop Richard Platt officiating.
Interment followed in Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. of Kemp.
Landrum was born June 22, 1946, in Dallas to Twana Lois Bowman and Edgar Lee Landrum and died Aug. 26, 2008, in Celina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Teri Lee Landrum, and brother Ronald Wayne Landrum.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 96 in McKinney, holding several offices.
He was a Mormon by faith and worked as an elevator technician and member of the Elevator Union, Local No. 21.
In his younger years he sang in country and western bands, recording some music.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, as of Sept. 5, Fae Landrum, Celina; daughters Carol Wohlgemuth and husband Mitch, McKinney; and Andrea Landrum, Celina; grandchildren Matt Wohlgemuth, Natalie Malone, Dillon Landrum, Brandon Wohlgemuth, Alexis Landrum and Shelby Wohlgemuth; great-grandchild Bentley Wohlgemuth; brothers Teddy Landrum, Hubbard; and Randy Landrum, Chandler; mumerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Ed Korta, Steve Williamson, Landry Jackson, Bryan Jimenez, Mitch Wohlgemuth and Brandon Wohlgemuth.
 

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