Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
  Elissa Hood
Graveside services for Elissa Kay Yancey Hood, 37, Walton Community, were held Meredith Campground Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Hood was born Feb. 23, 1970, in Dallas to Donna Murphy and Gary Yancey and died Oct. 29, 2007, in Athens.
She was a Pentecostal by faith and lived for Jesus. She was a loving wife and mother, devoting her life to her children and her special needs son.
Survivors include her husband Stephen Hood, Walton Community; son Christopher Wayne Stokely, Walton Community; daughter Jessica Leigh Yancey, Walton Community; son Stephen Gabriel Willis Hood, Walton Community; parents Donna and Gary Yancey, Walton Community; brother Charles LeRay and his wife Tammie Yancey, Walton Community; aunts Peggy Yancey and Kathy Brasher, both of Athens; uncles Stephen Murphy, Chandler; Walter Murphy, Round Rock; and Kenneth and wife Kathy Yancey of Canton; nieces and nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Jerry Glynn, Dylan Glenn, Clay Westmoreland, Willie Murphy and Kerry Yancey.

Johnny Brown
Services for Johnny Wayne Brown were held Nov. 3, 2007, at Roselawn Chapel. Interment followed in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Brown was born April 1, 1968, in Dallas and passed away Oct. 30, 2007.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years Carrie Brown; daughters Amanda Brown and Courtney Brown; sons Chase King and Colton King; granddaughter, Cadence Wagoner; one granddaughter on the way; parents Linda and John Brown; brother Kim and Rodney Brown; sister, Tabatha Smith and husband, Greg; grandfather J. W. Brown; grandmother, Verna Krietz and numerous other relatives and friends.
 

 

 


Jack England
Services for Jack M. England, 86, Gun Barrel City were held Nov. 1, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Ken Maddox officiating. Burial followed in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
England was born Oct. 1, 1921, son of the late Thelma and Charles Francis England in Brownwood and died Oct. 30, 2007, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jacquelyn Diane Moore, brother C.F. “Bugs” England Jr., sisters Helen Gober and Margie Carter, grandson Gerald Lyday, granddaughter Sherry Lyday, great-grandson Terry Lyday and son-in-law Gerald Lyday.
He owned and operated his service station until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Marie England; daughter Francess Lyday; sons Gary and wife Tana England; and Frank and wife Gabby StClair; sisters Billie Jo Williams, Nancy Cotton and Gwen and husband Bob Bingham; brother Jimmy England; sister-in-law Inabell England; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Ollie Martinez
Services for Ollie Martinez, 95, Eustace, were held Nov. 3, 2007, at Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. James Jordan officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Martinez was born Sept. 18, 1912, in Harris County and died Oct. 30, 2007, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her sons John R. Feagin and Wayne Martinez.
Previously of Cleveland, she had resided in Eustace for the past 20 years. She was a sales clerk for Levines Department Store and later for Woolco.
Survivors include her husband John Martinez, Eustace; sons Paul Serna and wife Brenda, Quinlan; and Noe Martinez, Eric, Okla.; daughters Bobbie Vess and husband Alvin, Mesquite; Hilda Martinez, Norma Martinez, and Sylvia Martinez, all of Eric, Okla.; daughter-in-law, Janet Feagin, Dallas; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Paul Serna, Donald Feagin, Alvin Vess, David Story and Harold Smiley.

Matilda Frisch
Services for Matilda “Tillie” Frisch, 64, Gun Barrel City, were held Nov. 1, 2007, at the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Wood officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Frisch was born July 16, 1943, in Stephenville and died Oct. 27, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William George Frisch and grandson Justin Hastin.
Previously of Santa Clarita, Calif., she resided in Gun Barrel City for the past four years and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
She retired in 2003 from Bloomers Metal Stamping Company after 35 years service as a punch press operator. She was active in her church visiting shut-ins.
She worked with the ETMC Olympic center in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include her daughters Christine Hastin and husband Steven, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tammy Bleakley and husband Leroy, North Fond DuLac, Wisc.; and Nancy Berkheimer, Palmdale, Calif.; brother Frank Baker, Texas; grandchildren Trae Elliot, Nicholas Hastin, Brian Hastin, Michael Berkheimer Jr. and Rylee Bleakley; childhood friend Nancy Yates and her daughter Teri Lozano.