Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
  Renee Anderson
Graveside services for Renee Anderson, were held Nov. 3, 2007, at the Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Anderson was born March 3, 1970, and died Oct. 30, 2007, in Van Buren, Ark. She was preceded in death by her father Milton McBride in 2004.
Survivors include her sons Gary Anderson Jr. and Milton Ferrell Anderson; mother Linda McBride; sisters Stacy Shiflet and husband Neal; and Amanda McBride and Edward Reynold; six nieces and nephews as well as many other family members and friends, who loved her and will miss her dearly.

Jackie Jenkins
Services for Jackie Don Jenkins, 56, Kemp, were held Nov. 7, 2007, in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Jenkins was born April 29, 1951, in Dallas to Juanita Templin and Thurman Jenkins and died Oct. 29, 2007, in Tyler. He was preceded in death by his mother Juanita Templin and sisters Betty Jenkins and Judy Ritchie.
He was a financial clerk.
Survivors include his wife Lora Jenkins; father Thurman Jenkins; brothers-in-law Roy Ritchie; Marvin and Jan McMurrin, mother and father-in-law Nan and Bob McMurrin; Sabrina and Tim McMurrin; three nieces and three nephews.

Kenneth Wisner
A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Kenneth A. Wisner, Gun Barrel City, Nov. 3, 2007, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City. The Reverend Francis O’Dowd was celebrant. A Recitation of the Rosary was held Nov. 2, 2007, at the church. Interment followed at Baker Cemetery.
Wisner was born March 18, 1927, in Deer Lodge, Mont. to Willimena and Peter Wisner. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Earl Wisner.
He was the owner and operator of B & K Transfer, a moving company in Downey, Calif. for more than 50 years. He was a member of St. Raymond Catholic Church in California. He moved to Gun Barrel City in 2004 and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Edna Wisner; sons Steven Lynn Wisner, Lynwood, Calif.; and William “Bill” Wisner of Paramont, Calif.; daughter Cindy Robin Pritchard, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Billy Wisner Jr., David Wisner, Megan Turner and Allen Pritchard; great-grandchildren Samantha, Justin and Amber; sister Olive Heltborg, Billings, Mont.; half-sister Barbara Brown, Ceres, Calif.; as well as many other extended family and friends.
Memorials in his name may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 172 Luther Lane, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.

John Kirkpatrick
Services for John Wayne Kirkpatrick, 60, Tool, were held Nov. 3, 2007, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with the Rev. Donald Smith officiating. Interment was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Kirkpatrick was born Jan. 18, 1947 in Bentonville, Ark., son of the late Lorraine and Jim Kirkpatrick, and died Nov. 1, 2007, at his home in Tool.
He was preceded in death by Leona Harless.
He was a Vietnam War veteran serving in the 58th Corp. of Engineers for seven years. Moving here from Oklahoma, he was a resident for 30 years. He was employed by the IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis for 10 years. He served on the Oklahoma Police Force and also the Pinkerton and Wackenhut Securities in Dallas.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years Jessie Lynn Kirkpatrick; daughters Sabrina and husband Hardy Jones, Rice; Samantha and husband Micheal Navy, Jacksonville, Fla.; Satera and husband T.K.Farmer, Garrett; grandchildren Casey, Jennifer, Kaelyn, Hayden Jones, John, Seth, Boogie Farmer, Makeala and Alex Navy; sisters Dorothy McGarry, Susie Sheets, Shelia Cassell and Jeannie Taylor; brother James Harless.

Josephine Baley
Services for Josephine Baley, 81, Gun Barrel City, were held Nov. 7, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Schaller officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Baley was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Perkins, Okla., and died Nov. 3, 2007, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael Joe Baley and sister Virginia Long Clark.
Previously of Haltom City, she had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1978 and was a member of the St. Peters Lutheran Church. She was a homemaker and a college regent with WOTM of Haltom City Moose Lodge No. 1889.
Survivors include her husband Robert “Jack” Baley, Gun Barrel City; sons Robert “Bob” Baley III and wife Sharon, Round Rock; and John Baley, San Antonio; daughter Lajean Fenske, Gun Barrel City; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Kathy Walton
Services for Kathy Walton, 48, Mabank, were held Nov. 7, 2007, at the First Assembly of God in Eustace with the Rev. James Howard officiating.
Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Walton was born Feb. 9, 1959, in Idle and died Nov. 1, 2007, in Kaufman.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Eustace.
Survivors include her husband Gary Walton, Mabank; son David Handley and wife Stephanie, Gun Barrel City; granddaughter Kathryne Handley, Gun Barrel City; sisters Julie Payne, Fort Worth; Faye Denton, Arlington; Darla Walker, Aledo; and Donna Kallman, Aledo; brothers Billy Brown, Arlington; and Damon Cote, Calif.; numerous nieces and other family members.

Velma Howell
Velma Matthews Howell was born Dec. 24, 1916, in Canton and died Oct. 27, 2007, at Rowlett Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Clifford Howell and four sisters.
She was married May 8, 1939, and was a homemaker all her life. She was known for her country cooking and homemade biscuits.
She had a sense of humor at times only she could understand. Her family was inspired for her love for Jesus Christ.
She was baptized 53 years ago in the Mabank Church of Christ.
Survivors include daughters Rosemary, Joy Sue and Janice; sons Cliff Allen, James Cleve and William Robert; sisters Eloise, Dorothy and Gloria; brother Kenneth; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mary Baker
Services for Mary Evelyn Baker, 70, Scurry, were held Nov. 3, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with Al Madden officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Baker was born Mary Evelyn Stone, Dec. 25, 1936, in Gouldbust, the daughter of Pauline Patman and Roger Stone and died Oct. 31, 2007, in Kaufman. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years Larry Baker, Scurry; sons James Deupree and wife Mechelle, Scurry; and Jed Deupree III, Athens; grandchildren Jed Joe Deupree IV, Justin Deupree and Jennifer Deupree; great-grandchild Mkayla Deupree; brother-in-law Don Baker; sisters-in-law Dorothy Baker and Lila Tapp and husband Hollis; numerous other relatives, extended family and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Mike Smith, Alvis Marty, Kenneth Daniels, Doug Legrand, Harvey McDougal and Darin Karl.

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.
Interment was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
England was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Brownwood and died Oct. 30, 2007, in Mabank. He was preceded in death by his parents Thelma and Charles Vance, daughter Jacquelyn Diane Moore; brother C.F. “Bugs” England Jr., sisters Helen Gober and Margie Carter, son Gerald Lyday, granddaughter Sherry Lyday, great-grandson Terry Lyday and son-in-law Gerald Lyday.
He owned and operated his service station until retirement.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Marie England; daughter Francess Lyday; sons Gary and wife Tana England; and Frank and wife Gabby St. Clair; 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; and loving caretaker Pauline Duncan.