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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.