Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
  Parke DeFrance Jr.
Masonic services for Parke Walton DeFrance Jr., 89, Trinidad, were held Sept. 8, 2007, at Mankin Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
DeFrance was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Fairfield, son of the late Carrie and Parke Walton DeFrance and died Sept. 5, 2007, in Cedar Hill. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris.
He was retired from Bell Helicopter.
Survivors include his daughter Melissa DeFrance, Cedar Hill; brothers Charles DeFrance, Fort Worth; Billy Joe DeFrance, Montana; and W.T. DeFrance, California; granddaughter Crystal Yvonne Carter, Fort Worth; numerous nieces and nephews.

Lenora Lee Logan
Services for Lenora Lee Logan, 86, Malakoff, were held Sept. 3, 2007, in Gordon-Foster-Lee Chapel with Gene Bishop officiating. Burial was in Judson Cemetery in Crossroads.
Logan was born April 13, 1921, in Kiowana, Okla. to the late Ethel Gafford and Bud Turknett and died Sept. 1, 2007, in her home in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edgar Logan, daughter Shirley Logan, brothers Johnny Turknett and J.C. Turknett, great-great-grandsons Daniel Logan and Johney McDaniel.
She was a seamstress and resident of Henderson County since 1926. She was loved, respected and will be missed. She was stubborn and determined. She raised five sons and had to be strong, tough and loving.
Her home was always open to all. She supported her family totally with all of her being. When her family hurt, she hurt. There was no protecting her from any situation. She had a way of knowing and letting us know.
Survivors include Jerry and Elmia Logan, Larry and Linda Logan, James and Brenda Logan, Ricky and Gaynell Logan, Billy Logan and a host of friends and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Gene Bishop, Darrell Ross, Danny Constant, Jason Logan, Jamie Logan, J.P. Pattinson, Clyde Turknett, David Turknett and Bryant Logan.

Jerry Martin
A memorial service for Jerry “Wayne” Martin, 50, Payne Springs, was held Sept. 9, 2007, at the Mabank Pavilion with the Rev. Dennis W. Martin officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Martin was born Aug. 3, 1957, in San Diego, Calif. and died Sept. 3, 2007, in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents Shirley and Alvin Martin and a sister Livia Martin.
Previously of Mesquite, he had resided in Payne Springs since 1994 and worked at Great American Package Store and Montgomery-Ward auto shop in Mesquite as an auto technician.
Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Lynn Martin, Payne Springs; son Jerry Martin, Payne Springs; daughters Sherry Richman and husband Brian, Payne Springs; and Samantha Martin and fianceé Jordan Ethridge, Gun Barrel City; brothers Rev. Dennis Martin, Burnet; and Roger Martin, Dallas; sister Judith F. Martin and husband Robert, Terrell; grandchildren Brianna, Gabriel, Emma, Gavin, Matthew and Morgan; close friend J.T. Collard, Mabank.

Dorothy Dees
Services for Dorothy F. Dees, 82, Mabank, were held Sept. 7, 2007, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas with the Rev. Lynette Solomon officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Dees was born May 26, 1925, in Kaufman and died Sept. 4, 2007, in Mabank.
Previously of Dallas, she was a resident of Mabank for the past 30 years and was of the Baptist faith. She was a manager for Southwestern Bell and was a member of the Pioneers of Southwestern Bell.
Survivors include her daughter Dott Dees, Payne Springs; brothers James Earl Hutchison, Temple; O.B. Hutchison, Dallas; and Elton Ray Hutchison, Dallas; grandchildren Jeffrey Paul Grubbs, Kimberly Ann Garcia and Leslie Dawn Davidson; and six great-grandchildren.

Esta Lee Lumpkins
Services for Esta Lee Lumpkins, 88, Flower Mound, were held Sept. 4, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Keith Baxter officiating. Interment was in Morris Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Lumpkins was born Aug. 27, 1919, in Navarro County and died Sept. 2, 2007, in Allen.
She was employed in food service and was a member of the Cockrell Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include sisters Pauline Morris, Athens; and Betty Frnka, Austin; brother Jack Martin, Stanford, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dickie Dearick
Services for Dickie Owen “Barry” Dearick, 67, Mabank, were held Sept. 4, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jim Addison officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Dearick was born March 1, 1940, in Van Zandt County and died Sept. 1, 2007, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents Jackie and J.T. Barry.
She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Kemp and was a machine operator.
Survivors include her husband Robert Dearick, Mabank; daughters Kay Alldredge and husband Richard Jr., Mabank; Paula Pass and husband Eddie, Van; Rachel Wilson and husband Roy, Mabank; Dorothy Seeds and husband Steve, Saint Jo; and Tonda Law and husband Harold Evans, Mabank; sons Tim Cubine, Mabank; Joey Cubine and wife Stephanie, Union Grove; Robert Dearick and wife Debbie, Ennis; and Michael Dearick and wife Carolyn, Belton; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Charles Stewart
Services for Charles Marvin Stewart, 63, Malakoff, were directed by Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Stewart was born Dec. 6, 1943, in Magnolia, Ark. and died Sept. 4, 2007, in Malakoff. He was preceded in death by his parents Christine and Jack Stewart and brother Carlton Edward Stewart in 1965.
Survivors include his wife Linda Stewart; sons Steven, Timothy and Charles Stewart; grandchildren Spencer, P.J., Sarra, Mia and Justin Stewart.

P.C. Clamon
Services for P.C. “Clyde” Clamon, 76, Mabank, were held Sept. 7, 2007, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eric Graham and Sister Betty Perkins officiating. Interment was in Old Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Clamon was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Kaufman County and died Sept. 5, 2007, in Mabank. He was preceded in death by his daughter Debra Johnson of Mabank.
He was a sheet metal worker and member of the Sand Springs Baptist Church. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas No. 1031, Scottish Rite, and LTV for 50 years.
Survivors include his wife Mary Clamon, Mabank; daughters Vickie Lynn Clamon, Grand Prairie; Carolyn Ann Clamon, Grand Prairie; Mary Bell, Eustace; and Sabrina Kavanaugh, Canton; sons Purvis Wayne Clamon and wife Waunita, McKinney; Russell Blane Clamon and wife Cheryl, Kemp; Calvin Bolin, Mabank; and Bobby Bolin and wife Maryland, Mabank; sister Lola Clamon Tidwell, Seven Points; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Wilmer Sadler
Memorial services for Wilmer Del Sadler, 64, Tool, will be held at a later date under the arrangements of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven Points.
Sadler was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Groesbeck, the son of the late Mary Elizabeth and Weaver Benton Sadler and died Sept. 1, 2007, at his home in Tool. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Tim Young and brother Weaver Alton Sadler.
He retired in 2006, as a master plumber, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife Mildred Jean Sadler; daughter Carla Forbis; sons Jeff Sadler and Ted Young; sister Joyce Schulze; grandchildren Jeffery Sadler, Dakota Forbis, Grace Sadler, Denver Forbis, Sean Sadler, Ted Young Jr. and Matthew Young.

Donald Powell
Services for Donald Curtis Powell, Quinlan, were held Sept. 2, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Kenneth Linden officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
Powell was born April 25, 1939, in Greenville, the son of Ruth Claudine Miller and Denver Curtis Powell and died Aug. 30, 2007, in Greenville. He was preceded in death by his father, son Terry Don Powell, sister Delores Quick and brother Gerald Powell.
Survivors include his sons Curtis Powell, Wills Point; Randy Powell, Fort Worth; and Don Powell II, Mesquite; daughter Vicky Powell, Seven Points; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson; mother Ruth Miller, Greenville; sister Debra McAnally, Greenville; nieces, nephews, numerous other relatives, extended family and friends.

Geneva Adams
A celebration of life for Geneva Barnett Adams, Malakoff, was held Sept. 6, 2007, in the Gordon-Foster-Brown Chapel with interment in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Adams was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Corbett to Mary Jane Morrison and W.J. Barnett, one of 12 children, and died Sept. 4, 2007, at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home.
She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Athens and served many years in the Crescent Heights Baptist Church.
She owned and operated one of the first daycares in the Malakoff area where she was affectionately known as “Granny Adams.” She was a very giving and caring person and will be greatly missed but fondly remembered.
Survivors include her husband John, Malakoff; daughters Mary Brown and husband Wayne, Athens; Brenda Clark and husband Tommy, Malakoff; and Debbie Parkins and husband Wyatt, Malakoff; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives.

Lorin Romine
Family graveside services for Lorin Romine, 80, Mabank, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Romine was born July 24, 1927, in Van Zandt County and died Aug. 31, 2007, in Kemp.
Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Mabank for the past 30 years and was of the Assembly of God faith. He retired from Redman Industries of Athens in 1968 where he was a maintenance foreman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
Survivors include his wife Eunice Romine, Mabank; daughters Linda Sue Threet and husband Bill, Mabank; and Lorna Jean Boswell, Mabank; stepson Melvin Anderson, Flower Mound; brother Lee Romine, Mabank and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ida Ann Davis
Services for Ida Ann Davis, 72, Mabank formerly of Reklaw, were held Sept. 5, 2007, at the Dickie Allen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Walles officiating. Burial was in the McKnight Cemetery near Cushing.
Davis was born July 12, 1935, in Cushing to Wilma Fountain and Arvin McKnight and died Sept. 3, 2007, in Mabank.
She grew up in the Reklaw and Cushing areas and lived in Dallas for many years, where she worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. She was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her husband Leonard Davis, Mabank; son David L. Davis, Garland; brothers Rayford McKnight, Jacksonville; and Glendale McKnight, Reklaw; and sister Louise Mayfield, Dallas.
Pallbearers were Kody Killion, Klint Killion, Raymond Jimmerson, Don Wood and Doc Emery.

Jack Turney
Services for Jack Chris Turney, 82, Canton, were held Aug. 31, 2007, in the Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with the Rev. Steve Glosup officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton.
Turney was born July 12, 1925, in Lamesa, the son of Nettie Etta Randell and Fred J. Turney and died Sept. 4, 2007, in Kaufman. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna Laura Turney, daughter Rita Ann McIninch and brothers Lloyd and Cecil Turney.
He was Baptist by faith and enjoyed fishing and camping outdoors. He liked to watch his cows and take care of his place. He enjoyed his grandchildren and family reunions.
Survivors include his wife Paula Dean Whitlock, Canton; sons Jimmie J., Larry, Jerry and Donnie Turney; daughter Marie Howard; stepsons Kenneth Daniels and Mickey Morgan; stepdaughter Sue Butler; daughter-in-law Jamie Morgan; 26 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers Joe, Travis, Herman, James and Chris Turney; sisters Berthie Taylor, Jennie Bell Howard, Ferna Mae McNett and Lois Crown.

Ray Williams
Services for Ray Gordon Williams, 58, Murchison, were held Sept. 5, 2007, at the Leagueville Baptist Church with Brent Williams, Bill Watson and Tom Bragdon officiating. Burial followed in Leagueville Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Athens.
Williams was born Feb. 17, 1949, to Nora Caddell and Russell Williams and died Aug. 31, 2007, in Tyler.
He was a native of Henderson County and graduated from Brownsboro High School in 1967. He married Barbara Saylors Jan. 30, 1970.
He was a graduate of Henderson County Junior College (HCJC) and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Houston.
He taught at Brownsboro High School before beginning his career in 1973, at HCJC (now Trinity Valley Community College). He served as speech instructor and director of speech activities.
He was promoted to chair of the Fine Arts Division and in 1988 became the dean of academic education. He became vice president of instruction in 2006.
He was a member of the Leagueville Baptist Church and served as pianist for many years.
He was cochair of the undergraduate education advisory committee for the Texas Higher Education Board and a past-president of the Texas Junior College Speech and Theatre Association. He was a board member of the Texas Community College Instructional Administrators Association.
He was a member and past-president of the Athens Noon Kiwanis Club and the Henderson County Arts Council. He was on the board of directors for Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Williams, Murchison; son and daughter-in-law Brent and Danielle Williams, Athens; grandchildren Brendan Paul Williams and Trinity Grace Williams, both of Athens; sister and brother-in-law Mamie Joyce and Bobby Don Parker, Murchison.
Pallbearers were Dink Durham, Selman Parker, Edd Epperson, Wayne Smith, Tom Sheram, Jeremy Durham, Derl Adair and Kern Railsback.