Services for Chelsea “Connie” Russell, 87, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 2, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Byron Jones officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery in Eustace under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Russell was born July 7, 1921, in Milford and died Sept. 29, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe P. Russell in 1993 and her son Fred Byron Russell in 1998.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1970 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City. She retired as a lab technician from Eastman Kodak of Dallas in 1972. She was the “Senior Olympic Swing Dance Champion” and an avid puzzle and game player. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her daughter Connie Jo Russell, Gun Barrel City; granddaughter Marilyn Leigh Russell, College Station; sisters Virginia Allen, Mabank; and Bobbie Jo Newton, Corsicana; special granddaughters Jennifer Fults, Jackson, Miss.; and Andrea Umlauf, McKinney; nieces, nephews, family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Ken Bee, Jerry Hardey, David Hubbard, Culley Rogers, George Schwarzer and Raymond Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were Bernie Black, Jerry Mauldin and the 1966-97 Henderson County Junior College/Trinity Valley Community College Alumni.
Betty Jean Cambra
Services for Betty Jean Carter Cambra, 69, Bullard, formerly of Texarkana, Texas were held Oct. 3, 2008, at the Chapelwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Beard officiating. Burial was in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home in Nash.
Cambra was born Aug. 1, 1939, in Texarkana to Edith and John Brown and died Sept. 29, 2008, at her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Kannon Carter Sr. and Rod Cambra, and brother J.J. Brown.
She lived most of her life in Texarkana and was a retired homemaker.
Survivors include her son Kannon “Butch” Carter Jr. and wife Janie, Mt. Pleasant; daughter Sherry Holcombe and husband David, Bullard; grandchildren Stoney Carter, San Antonio; Trey, Donald and Clayton Carter, Mt. Pleasant; Brandy Kirkland, Mabank; Becky McClendon, Beckville; and Kanda Carter, Bullard; great-grandchildren Kannon IV, Zackery, Lacye, Kaitlyn, Chase, Hayden, Chesley, Laney, Brylea, Levi, Kammie, Cadience, Harlee, Dalton and Shelby; a number of other relatives.
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