Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
 

Bill Riley
Services for Bill Riley, 60, Kemp, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Royce Barker officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. in the Oakhill Cemetery in Stoneburg.
Viewing will be from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.
He has resided in Kemp for the past 10 years and was a member of the Mabank Assembly of God church.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association, captain of the Kaufman County Crime Watch and a member of the Texas and Louisiana firemen associations.
Survivors include his son Billy Riley and wife Lana, Arlington; daughters Catrina Sanders, Copperas Cove; and Sabrina Courtney and husband Bill, Louisiana; sisters Vera May Shook, Hobbs, N.M.; and Jessie K. Deltoro, Kemp; brother Roger Dale Gaskill, Sherman; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and fiancee Allie Bridger.

John Hambrick
Services for John M. Hambrick, 68, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 21, 2009, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Burrell Hambrick Jr. officiating, interment followed in Tool Cemetery.
Hambrick was born Feb. 12, 1941, in Commerce to the late Juanita Carter and Alton Hambrick and died Oct. 19, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Hambrick, parents, sister Nita Thorne, brothers Wendell Hambrick and Wallace Johnson and granddaughter Misty Leeann Hambrick.
He worked in the trucking industry as a truck driver.
Survivors include his daughters Holley and husband Nick Molina and Tammy and husband Larry Morris; sons John and wife Kathy Hambrick and Britt and wife Tracy Hambrick, sisters Martha McDonald and Kim Hambrick; brothers Burrell and Mary Hambrick, Brian Hambrick, Bobby and Pat Johnson, Royce and Sandra Johnson, Gary and Genita Johnson, Alton Hambrick and Phillip Hambrick; grandchildren Joshua Morris, Justin Morris, Halie Morris, Brandon Hambrick, Jeremy Morris, Jessica Hambrick, Courtney Molina, Austin Molina, Blake Hambrick and Steven Woods; and three great-grandchildren.

James Groom
Services for James Augustus Groom, 81, Farmersville, were held Oct. 21, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Chris Athey and Rev. Michael Grooms officiating. Burial was in Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Groom was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Mabank and died Oct. 18, 2009.
Previously of Gun Barrel City, he had resided in Farmersville for the past two years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Bonnie Groom, Farmersville; son James Groom Jr., Winchester, Va.; daughters Sandra Youngblood, Irving; Vicki Groom, Irving; Donna Williams, Farmersville; and Billie Hubbard, Dallas; brother Jesse Odell Grooms, Virginia; sisters Vivian Alene Harris, Mabank; Joyce Marie Shirley, Greenville; and Brenda Gayle Gilmer, Greenville; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Virginia Nichols
Memorial services for Virginia “Jenny” Louise Nichols, 46, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 16, 2009, at the Grace Fellowship Church in Eustace with the Rev. John Smith officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Nichols was born Dec. 28, 1962, in Mesquite and died Oct. 13, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her father John Wesley Gilbert.
She was a lifetime resident of Mabank and had been married for 27 years. She graduated from Mabank High School in 1981, and was a member of the Phalba Independent Full Gospel Church. She was an organ donor and had open arms and heart for everyone.
Survivors include her husband Nick Nichols, Gun Barrel City; daughters Misty Nicole Nichols and fiance Michael Biggs, Mabank; and Stacey Marie Scrimshire and husband Kevin, Mabank; grandson Gavin Ray Scrimshire, Mabank; mother Neoma Gilbert, Mabank; numerous aunts and uncles, other family members and many friends.

Frances Sherman
Graveside services for Frances Carey Sherman, 86, Canton, were held Oct. 17, 2009, at Waco Memorial Park.
Sherman was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Robinson to Mattie Moore and John Lee Carey and died Oct. 4, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ben Sherman Jr., Feb. 24, 1998, sisters Dora Mae Herring and Josephine Tyler and brothers Howard and Perry Carey.
She graduated from Waco High School in 1941, and attended 4-C Business College.
She and Ben Sherman Jr. were married Feb. 28, 1942.
She worked in the McLennan County tax office for Joe Alexander for 10 years and in 1959, she worked for Cogdell Auto Supply, retiring in 1980.
She moved to Mabank in October, 2002. She lived with her sister Josephine, to be near her niece, Jeanne Tyler Sebastian.
Survivors include several cousins in the Waco area and many nieces and nephews.

Clyde Swindle
Memorial services for Clyde Laverne Swindle, 81, Mabank, were held Oct. 21, 2009, at the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens. Bro. Perry Smith officiated under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home in Athens.
Swindle was born July 26, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Zelma and Lonnie Swindle and died Oct. 17, 2009, in ETMC in Athens.
Survivors include his wife Mary Oliver Swindle; brother Lonnie Swindle; sons Clyde W. Swindle; and Edmond R. Swindle; stepsons Bill and Ralph Hayes; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
 


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