Services for Roland Eugene Burns, 87, Mabank, were held Oct. 11, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank with Brent Tucker officiating. Interment was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Burns was born Aug. 6, 1920, north of Terrell and died Oct. 8, 2007, at his home.
He was employed by the Dallas Water Utilities until his retirement in 1980 when he moved to the Elm Grove Community north of Mabank.
At an early age he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. This group of men worked to restore the nation’s natural resources and its discipline prepared them for military duty during World War II, which he spent in the U.S. Army.
In 1942 he married Fairse Jeter, the mother of his sons. She preceded him in death in 1989 as did his son James Michael Burns in 2007, sister Willie Lee Bryant, brothers J.C., John Henry, Jimmy and Charles Dawson.
He was a Master Mason in the Dallas Chapter Metropolitan NC No. 1182, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Hella Shriners. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank and its Friendship Sunday School class.
He was a man of integrity, a caring person and always ready to help anyone in need. He always had time for his family whether it was teaching them how to drive, hunt quail, dove or fry fish for the Fourth of July picnic.
He spent time working with his cattle on his farm or watching the Texas Rangers on TV.
He always planted a large garden of vegetables for his family and friends to enjoy. He married Sue Johnson Burns in 2001.
Survivors include his wife Sue Johnson Burns, son Jerry Eugene Burns and wife Beverly, Melbourne, Fla.; daughter-in-law Diane Burns, Mabank; grandchildren Benay Burns, Winter Park, Fla.; Greg Pearson, wife Kristen and their children Kendall, Brock and Cade, Kaufman; Ken Johnson and wife Denise and their children Ken Jr., Jennifer and Daniel; Greg Johnson and wife Beth and their children Karen and Keith; sister Beatrice Alderman, Terrell; brother Howard Burns and wife Nannie, Wolfe City; 18 nieces and nephews, 40 great-nieces and nephews; and 37 great-great-nieces and nephews. They all loved their “Dear ole uncle Roland.”
Pallbearers are nephews Kenneth Burns, Donnie Burns, Billy Burns, Larry Alderman, Steve Smalley, Randy Smalley, Danny Smalley, Glen David Webb, Luke Nakahara, Tommy Raymond and Jimmy Ray Dawson.
Honorary pallbearers were Dick Bramblitt, Ray Raymond, Midge Odom, Dee Decardenas, Butch Foster, Richard Bailey, Bud Adams and Larry Teague.
Donations may be made in memory of Roland Burns to Texas Baptist Home (Children Youth and Family Ministries), P.O. Box 309, Waxahachie, TX 75168.
Services for Robert Lee “Bob” Summers, 63, Kemp, were held Oct. 9, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Dub Henry officiating. Interment followed in the King Cemetery, Aley Community in Henderson County.
Summers was born July 19, 1944, in Bellefonte, Pa., and died Oct. 5, 2007, in Ellis County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred Teresa Tuberty and John Lester Summers, wife Gloria Jean Emel Summers, brothers Jim and Earl, and sisters Kay and Jenoveve.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Rickey Lee and Shannon Dawn Summers, Mountain Home, Idaho; best friend and companion Connie Faye Daniels, Kemp; grandchildren Kadie Madison, Connor Joseph, Taylor Jenn Summers and Dylan Andrew Culver; stepchildren Windi Spring McCarver and John Brandon Rogers, both of Kemp; sisters Teresa, Louise and Barbara; brothers Raymond and Tom; numerous other relatives, extended family and friends.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Brown, Josh McClintock, James Webb, Jake Culver, Dustin McCarver and Dustin Nichols.
Honorary pallbearers were Rocky Henderson, Blake Culver, Bubba Fitts, Robert Miller, Dylan Culver and Bud Stockman.
Doris Lee Watson
Services for Doris Lee Watson, 101, Mabank, were held Oct. 9, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating.
Burial was in Ware Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Watson was born April 10, 1906, and died Oct. 7, 2007, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her parents Viola and Frank Burns, husband Bill Watson, daughter Jean Watson Crow, son Jerry Watson and granddaughter Dixie Sebastian.
She was a seamstress.
Survivors include her daughters Opal and husband Herschel Watson Siniard, Kemp; Betty and husband Erv Watson Anderson, Enchanted Oaks; Patsy and husband Kenneth Watson Kilcrease, Kerens; and Janet and husband Ed McKenzie, Malakoff; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services for Charles “Ed” Edwin Kamradt, 73, Kemp, were held Oct. 8, 2007, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank. Graveside services were held Oct. 9, 2007, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Father Jerry Morriss officiated under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Kamradt was born Nov. 1, 1933, in Benton Township, Mich., and died Oct. 5, 2007, in Kaufman.
Previously of Midland, Kamradt lived in Kemp for the past 12 years and was of the Methodist faith. He was an electrical engineer and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Country Club.
Survivors include his wife Eunice Kamradt, Kemp; sons Christopher Kamradt, Tomball; and Craig Kamradt, Hewitt; brother Bob Kamradt, Michigan; and two grandchildren.