Glen Roberson Sr.
Services for Glen Edward Roberson Sr., 69, Payne Springs, were held
Sept. 16, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs
officiating. Interment followed in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the
direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Roberson was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Cherokee County and died Sept. 13,
2009, in Mesquite.
He was preceded in death by his life partner Vergus Swindell, sister
Patsy Houston and parents Gertrude and William Roberson.
He was a manager and had resided in Payne Springs for 45 years and was a
member of the First Baptist Church in Mabank.
His family would like to give a special thanks to Sabrina Jones.
Survivors include his son Glen Edward Roberson and wife Lou, Dallas;
daughter Noda Roberson and friend Michele, Garland; brother Doyle
Roberson, Dallas; sisters Darlene Gage, Gladewater; and Reba Kelly,
Dallas; grandchildren Glen E. Roberson III and Jeffery Wayne Roberson;
and great-grandson Michael Roberson.
Pallbearers were Jeffery Roberson, William Roberson, William Roberson
Jr., Jimmy Roberson, Andrew Hall and Larry Jones.
Services for Mary LyBrand Estes, 82, Wills Point, were held Sept. 13,
2009, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point with
the Revs. Bill Hedges and Ray Reed officiating. Burial was at the White
Rose Cemetery in Wills Point under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand
Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Estes was born June 29, 1927, in Greenville to the late Mary Jarrett and
She was reared in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School.
She attended Texas Women’s University and East Texas State Teachers
College (Texas A&M University-Commerce.)
She married John Chester LyBrand in 1946, and they lived in Dallas prior
to moving to Wills Point in 1950.
The couple formed Eubank and Company in 1950, which later became LyBrand
Funeral Homes, Inc. with locations in Wills Point, Quinlan, Point and
She was active in every aspect of the company. Her husband preceded her
in death Aug. 5, 1981.
She later married Bill Estes May 23, 1986, in Edgewood.
She was a member of Russell Memorial United Methodist Church, where she
served in many different capacities.
She was a former member of the Chancel Choir and currently served on the
board of the Pastor-Parrish Relationship Committee.
She was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and the Sunshine
She is a past board member of the Wills Point Independent School
District School Board, serving from 1964 to 1968, and was instrumental
in the distribution of the polio vaccine in Wills Point.
She also served as a member of the board of directors of White Rose
Cemetery from 1960 to 1987.
She is preceded in death by husbands John C. LyBrand and Bill Estes; and
by daughters Mary Elizabeth LyBrand and Eugenia LyBrand; her parents,
brothers Jarrett Hervey and John Hervey and sister Oney Beth Hervey
Survivors include her son, Herschel Leonidas LyBrand and wife Linda of
Mabank; daughter Lucia LyBrand Deen and husband Billy Jack, Canton;
brother J.B. “Dick” Hervey, College Station; grandchildren Lucas LyBrand
Deen and wife Meagan, Canton; Meredith LyBrand Drake and son Chancellor,
McKinney; Capt. Sam Alan Deen and wife Ashley, Fort. Hood; John Lance
LyBrand, Wills Point; and Samantha and Justin Baas and daughters, Reagan
and Lauren, New Braunfels; stepchildren Elaine and Monty Staton, San
Antonio; Scott, Denise and Cody Estes. Wills Point; Brian, Sheila and
Patrick Estes, Baltimore, Md.; and many other relatives and friends.
If desired, memorials may be made to Russell Memorial United Methodist
Church, 201 S. 4th St., Wills Point, TX 75169 or White Rose Cemetery,
P.O. Box 98, Wills Point, TX 75169.
Pallbearers were Bruce G. Miracle, Jerry Branum, Robert G. Hindman, Dyde
Manning III, Blant Edward Castleberry, Prater Monning, Henry Hallman and
Dr. Travis Deen.
Honorary pallbearers were J.F. Pratt Jr., Dyde Manning Jr., Robert Y.
Asmussen Jr., Victor H. Jordan, Dr. Robert Gilbreth, Theo “Cotton”
Miles, Don Baker, Billy Deen and Dr. F. David Winter.
Herbert Gross Jr.
Services for Herbert Gross Jr., 74, Caney City, were held Sept. 16,
2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Chism
officiating. Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gross was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Almont, Tenn., and died Sept. 14, 2009,
He had resided in Caney City for 35 years and was a veteran of the Army
and Navy. He was a Christian by faith and a member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars in Trinidad. He was a retired electrical journeyman.
Survivors include his sister Doris Worley; 11 nieces; numerous family
members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Robert Thompson, William Thompson, Ralph Hester, Daniel
Hester, Nathan Brown and Bobby Rylant.
Honorary pallbearer was Gary Stanfield.
Graveside services for Phyllis Bartlett, 85, Lindale were held Sept. 16,
2009, in the Lindale City Cemetery with Brother Alan Poteet officiating
under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale.
Bartlett was born in Wellston, Okla., to the late Ida Della Brown and
Asa C. Maston and died Sept. 12, 2009, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and sisters, and
her husband Harold Bartlett in 1963.
Previously of San Antonio and Port Aransas, she moved to Lindale in
2002. She worked as a switchboard operator at Parkland Hospital in
Dallas and later was a switchboard supervisor for UT Southwestern in
She attended the North Lindale Church of Christ and was a Past Worthy
Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law David G. and Valene
Bartlett, Corpus Christi; daughter-in-law Martha Fregia, Quitman;
brothers Lewis Maston, San Benito; and John Maston, Lindale;
grandchildren Brian Bartlett, Tool; Mandy Fregia, Dallas; and Marnie
Trundle, Ely, England; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and
Services for Kenneth E. Patrick, 72, Gun Barrel City, were held Sept. 8,
2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Andre Ward
officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Patrick was born March 18, 1937, in Soper Bluff, Okla. and died Sept. 4,
2009, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Arlington, he had resided in Mabank for the past 12 years.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Patrick, Mabank; sons Kirby Patrick
and wife Tricia, Tennessee; and Alan Patrick and wife Vermalyn, Arizona;
daughters Lashell Webber and husband Eric, Oklahoma; and Kendra Patrick,
Indiana; brother Charles E. Patrick, Mabank; 10 grandchildren; and six
Pallbearers were Eric Webber, Kirby Patrick, Alan Patrick, Kent Warrum,
Billy Webber and John McClure.
Services for A.E. Attaway, 81, Enchanted Oaks, were held Sept. 12, 2009,
at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Byron Jones officiating.
Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank
Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Attaway was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Miller County, Arkansas and died Sept.
8, 2009, in Athens.
He had resided in Enchanted Oaks for the past 26 years and was a
teacher, principal, counselor and coach at all levels. He also was a
vocational and academic counselor and test coordinator. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Sue Attaway, Enchanted Oaks; sons Thomas
Attaway and wife Nola, Jakima, Wash.; and Michael Attaway and wife Gina,
Laurel, Miss.; daughter Susan Attaway, Enchanted Oaks; grandsons Michael
Attaway Jr., Tyson Attaway and Daniel Attaway; granddaughters Anna
Attaway, Melody Attaway and Joy Attaway; sisters Melba Butler,
Texarkana; Jearlene Savell, Rio Ranch, N. Mex.; and Janie Collins,
Services for Richard Wayne Helsley, 66, Kemp, were held Sept. 13, 2009,
at the Grays Prairie Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris
Ricketts officiating. Interment followed in Ware Cemetery under the
direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Helsley was born Sept. 1, 1943, in Dallas to Ima Tutt and Joe Helsley
and died Sept. 9, 2009, in a Dallas hospital.
He was reared in Mesquite and graduated from W.W. Samuels High School in
Dallas. He worked as a mechanic in Dallas for Roger Mier Cadillac and
Sewell Village Cadillac.
He also worked for the Dallas County Sheriff as a bus driver for seven
years. He loved boating, fishing and hunting with his family. He was a
member of the Grays Prairie Missionary Baptist Church. He married
Scharlotte Guess in Balch Springs, Dec. 21, 1962.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years Scharlotte Helsley, Kemp;
daughters Slone Taliaferro and husband Chris, Cottonwood; and Tess
Gorden and husband Terry, Kemp; brother Robert Helsley, Arkansas; sister
Elizabeth Burrows, Allen; grandchildren Christian Gorden, Cross Gorden
and Ty Taliferro; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services for Vonda LaRue Gallagher, 78, Gun Barrel City, were held Sept.
12, 2009, at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Chuck Weber officiating. Interment followed in the Baker Cemetery in
Kemp under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Gallagher was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Commerce to the late Ruby O. Holley
and George F. Blaylock and died Sept. 9, 2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy Gallagher and son
She was a member of the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church and a
cofounder of Gallagher’s Paint and Body Shop in Seven Points. She had
lived in the area for 33 years.
Survivors include her sons Gerald and Lisa Gallagher, Gary and Melissa
Gallagher and Randy and Danene Gallagher; brother John Blaylock; sister
Janice Cleere; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services for Sara Raymond, 63, Kemp, were held Sept. 14, 2009, at the
Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Ragsdale officiating under
the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Raymond was born Aug. 19, 1946, in Henderson County and died Sept. 11,
2009, in Kemp.
She was a homemaker and resided in Kemp most of her life.
Survivors include her sons James Raymond and wife Traci, Tool; Joe
Hernandez and wife Lisa, Corsicana; and Jim Henderson, Payne Springs;
grandchildren Brody, Brayden and Meagan Raymond, Sara Hernandez, Schlar
Herrin and Mandy Richards; brother Jack Hearne; sisters Weta Spivey and
Cleo Jones; other family members and a host of friends.
Services for Don “Willie” Stearman, 51, Seabrook, were held Sept. 15,
2009, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Stearman was born June 25, 1958, and died Sept. 9, 2009, at his home
surrounded by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacquelyn and Donnel Stearman.
He was a hard worker and plumber by trade. He was reared in DeSoto,
moved to the Cedar Creek area and then to Seabrook.
He was a man full of life and enjoyed having and showing his friends a
good time. Some of his many happy times were fishing, playing pool,
riding motorcycles and singing. He earned his nickname “Willie” because
his type of voice was so close to the same sound as Willie Nelson’s.
It was sometimes hard to tell if it was Stearman or Nelson singing.
But his happiest time of all was being with his beloved wife, Ellen,
simply sitting with her and holding her hand. He was truly loved and
will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife Ellen Stearman, nine children, four
grandchildren, one brother, two sisters and many other family members
and dear friends.
Jerry O. Butcher
Services for Jerry O. Butcher, 69, Phalba, were held Sept. 8, 2009, at
the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Barrett officiating.
Burial was in Goshen Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek
Funeral Home in Mabank.
Butcher was born Apr. 18, 1940, in Soper Bluff, Okla.. and died Sept. 5,
2009, in Mabank.
He resided in Phalba since 1979 and was previously of Prairieville.
Butcher was a corporal and a veteran of the United States Army and a
member of the House of Grace Church in Edgewood.
He retired from AT&T after 31 years of service then became a truck
Butcher was a Master Mason at Roddy Lodge #734, Mabank; and a member of
the Order of Eastern Star chapter 821, Mabank.
Survivors include his wife Janie Butcher, Phalba; sons Dewayne Brown,
Mabank; Ricky Hoops, Gun Barrel City; Jerry Kevin Butcher, Fla.;
daughters Cathy Renae Butcher, Brownsville; Lakissa Peek, Phalba;
sisters Bonnie Walker, Tyler; Wanda Thompson, Patsy Thrift; brother
Buddy Butcher; 12 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other family
members and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Sean Bass, Dewayne Brown, Ricky Hoops, Roy Denbow,
Dennis Bell and Steve Crocker.