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Evelyn Gifford
Services for Evelyn Harriet Berry Gifford, 83, were held Sept. 28, 2009, at the Grace Community Church in Overbrook, Kan. with the Rev. Elvin Dillard officiating. Burial was in Prairie Center Cemetery in Burlingame, Kan. under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Gifford was born June 27, 1926, in Dwight, Kan., to the late Lucille M. Hively and Chester Vandveer Berry and passed away Sept. 24. 2009, in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lloyd Gifford, stepmother Flora Berry, stepson Bill Gifford, brothers Paul and Jerry Berry, grandson Eric Pierson and granddaughter Teresa Barnes.
She married Lloyd L. Gifford, July 26, 1963, and lived in the farming communities of Harveyville, Carbondale and Osage City, Kan.
She was a bookkeeper and retired from Whelan’s Lumber Company and Jostens Yearbook, of Topeka, Kan..
Left to cherish her memory are her stepdaughter Judy McCullough and husband Dutch, Gun Barrel City; brothers Larry Berry and wife Cheryl, Chanute, Kan., Bill Berry and wife Jacquie, Florence, Kan.; Robert Berry and wife Margit, Admire, Kan.; Kenneth Berry, Osage, Kan.; sisters Delores Tucker and husband Delbert, Admire, Kan.; Diane Berry, Osage City, Kan.; Linda Trueblood, Osage City, Kan.; Connie Gardner and husband Jim, Osage City, Kan.; LaDonna Pierce and husband Marc, Americus, Kan.; sister-in-law Sharon Berry, LeRoy, Kan.; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons Tim Pierson, Tracy Pierson, Damon Pierson, brothers Larry Berry, Bill Berry, Robert Berry and Kenneth Berry.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4125 S.W. Gage, Suite LL15, Topeka, KS 66604.

Iris Roberts
Memorial services for Iris Joyce Cole-Cornelison Roberts, 77, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Eustace with the Revs. Paul McKinney and Jim Norcross officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Roberts was born April 1, 1932, in Zip City and died Sept. 28, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her grandson Scott McDonald.
Previously of Balch Springs, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for 30 years and was Baptist by faith. She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School.
Survivors include her sons John Richard “Ricky” Roberts and wife Sandra, Gun Barrel City; Dale Roberts and wife Bobbie, Gun Barrel City; and Wayne Roberts and wife Rosemary “Rosie,” Gun Barrel City; daughters Janenne Henexson and husband Gary, Gun Barrel City; and Carla McDonald and husband Jay, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Crystal Lynn Landtroop and husband Randy, Gun Barrel City; Amanda Wheeler and husband Mike, Wayne Roberts Jr. and companion Jaimie, Ashley Roberts and husband Alan Scarbrough, John McDonald III and Dylan McDonald; great-grandchildren Matthew and Morgan Wheeler, Destiny Scarbrough, Kelsey and Kiley Landtroop and Molinda Freeman.

Maudine Gunnels
Services for Maudine Terry Gunnels, 93, a life time resident of Henderson County, were held Sept. 29, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Malakoff with the Rev. Charles Kimble and Bro. Buddy Hazel officiating. Interment was in Mankin Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Gunnels was born May 11, 1916, in Crockett to Callie John Patton and Lee Ander Terry and died Sept. 26, 2009, in Athens.
She was one of six children She was raised north of Trinidad in the Mankin Community where she married Jesse Lee Gunnels and at the time of his death in 2002, they had been married 69 years.
Maudine outlived her parents, five siblings, her husband, her son-in-law Mickey Simmons, a baby Jessye, and two grandsons-in-law.
A devout Christian, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malakoff, at the time of her death. She worked and retired from the Malakoff School District.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her daughter Callie Gunnels Simmons; her sons Billy and wife Barbara, Richard and wife Glenda and Randy Gunnels; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, the loving tender caregivers who became a beloved part of the family Maria Espiricueta and Juanita Johnson. You’re appreciated and may God bless your loving hands and hearts.
Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.

Glenda Jordan
Services for Glenda Pearl Jordan, 68, Trinidad, were held Sept. 28, 2009, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Simons officiating. Burial was in Judson Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Jordan died Sept. 26, 2009, in Trinidad.
She was preceded in death by her parents Minnie Pearl Marshall and William Dewey Morgan, husband Jim Jordan, son Billy Batchelor and daughter Glenda Vane.
She was a sales clerk at the Refuge Store in Trinidad. She graduated from Kerens High School in 1958.
Survivors include her son Ricky Batchelor; sisters Ozelma Collum and Hazel Alford; brothers Perry Morgan and Odis Morgan; grandchildren Craig Batchelor, Jason Gabriel and Earon Gabriel.
Pallbearers were Mike Morgan, Randy Morgan, John Morgan, Dink Morgan, Alan Cook and Jeff Peters.

Perry Scrimshire
Services for Perry Scrimshire, 57, Tool, were held Sept. 28, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Tool with Bro. Ed Brennan officiating. Interment was in Tool Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Scrimshire was born Sept. 19, 1952, in Borger to Maxine Panter and James A. Scrimshire and died Sept. 26, 2009, in Kemp.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tool and was employed by Groom and Sons Hardware.
Survivors include his wife Linda Scrimshire; parents; sons Corey and wife Kim Brown Scrimshire; and Kevin and wife Stacy Scrimshire; daughter Cody and husband Jonathan Hamilton; brothers James Hollis and John Max Scrimshire.

Caroline Humphreys
Services for Caroline Humphreys, 93, Enchanted Oaks, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at the St. James Episcopal on the Lake Church with Father Jerry Morriss officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Humphreys was born Aug. 23, 1916, in New Bedford, Mass. and died Sept. 25, 2009, in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ray J. Humphreys, brothers Phillip Mosher and W. Boardman Mosher.
She was a member of the Enchanted Oaks Ladies Club, Atlasta Book Club, Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club, Cedar Creek Country Club and the St. James Episcopal Church and was secretary treasurer for RCH Designs, Inc.
Survivors include her son Ray Humphreys Jr., Missouri; daughter Lyn Humphreys Tanner, Houston; grandsons J.H. Tanner IV, Houston and R.J. Humphreys, Colorado; granddaughter Susan Brown, Sanger; and great-grandchildren Stephanie Tanner and Thomas and Kayla Brown, Sanger.

Audrey Norgren
Memorial services for Audrey Norgren, 86, Gun Barrel City, were held Sept. 25, 2009, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Francis O’Dowd officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Norgren was born June 30, 1923, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Muriel Magon and Chester Carlson and died Sept. 23, 2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sons Neil and John Norgren.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband Robert Norgren; daughters Nancy and husband John Stewart; Jill and husband Richard Barton; Jane and husband Dan Sax; and Reneé Wolf; sons Robbie Norgren and Pat Norgren; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

DeAnne Hazlett
Services for DeAnne Hazlett, 42, Gun Barrel City, were held Sept. 25, 2009, at Brawner Hall in Gun Barrel City. The Rev. Eston Williams officiated under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hazlett was born April 27, 1967, in Midland and died Sept. 23, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Duncanville, she had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1984 and was Methodist by faith. She was a hairdresser in Gun Barrel City and Mabank for 23 years.
Survivors include her husband Ben Hazlett, Dallas; son Josh Turner, Austin; brother Kirk Parks and wife Lana, Cisco; mother Darlyne Parks Gilbert, Gun Barrel City; other family members and a host of friends.

 


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