Chris Skinner
Services for Chris Skinner, 38, Athens, were held Nov. 10, 2007, at the Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was in Starr Cemetery in Canton.
Skinner was born Aug. 25, 1969, in Dallas to Sherry Tieman Harlow and Billie Skinner and died Nov. 5, 2007, in Natchez, Miss. He was preceded in death by his father Billie Skinner.
He was a member of the Turner Baptist Church in Wills Point and graduated from Ford High School in Quinlan. He was an electrician by trade and family and friends were the most important things in his life.
Survivors include his wife Brenda Skinner, Athens; son Jeffrey Davis and wife Renae, Arizona; daughters Whitney Davis, Austin; Melody Skinner, Elkhart; and Krystal Davis, Athens; mother Sherry Harlow, Wills Point; pops James Harlow, Kearns; sisters Donna Looper and husband Terry, Wills Point; Carol Tomlin and husband Daniel, Wills Point; brothers Tommy Skinner and wife Wendy, Terrell; and Billy Colvin Skinner and wife Stacy, Texas; stepsisters Donda Anderson and Sheree Newton, Terrell; stepmother Peggy Skinner, Terrell; granddaughter Kari Davis, Arizona; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Pallbearers were John Smith, Eric Smith, Mike McCullom, Chris Tangero, John Skinner, Wayne Hennegar, Gary Tieman and Justin McCurley.

Doris Jean Venable
Services for Doris Jean Venable, 74, Tool, were held Nov. 8, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Tool with Ed Brennan and Bro. Ivan Anthony officiating. Interment was in the Rader Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Venable was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Kaufman County to the late Naomi and Van Raymond Taylor and died Nov. 6, 2007, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Duggan and brother Raymond Taylor.
She retired from Sun Oil Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tool.
Survivors include her husband W.O. Venable; son Van and Cindy Duggan, Seven Points; stepdaughter Nelda and husband Tom Thompson, Mansfield; stepson Joe and wife Sharon Venable, Arlington; sisters Gladys Lankford, Carrolton; and Donna and husband Wayne Burge, Kaufman; brothers Coy Taylor, Kaufman; Donald Pate, Kaufman; Jackie Pate, Kaufman; and William Marshall Pate Jr., Kaufman; grandchildren Tye and Blake Duggan, Lindsey and Tray Thompson; Deann Price, Randa Sullivan, Erin and Katlin Venable; great-grandchildren Carter Sullivan and Aleigh Price.

John Schroeder Sr.
Services for John Andrew Schroeder, Sr. 86, Kemp were held Nov. 9, 2007, in Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Herschel Smith officiating. Entombment was at the Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Schroeder was born April 27, 1921, in Hildreta, Neb., to the late Lydia Myrth and James Monroe Schroeder and died Nov. 6, 2007, in Kaufman. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ida Schroeder in 1983, son Kenneth Schroeder in 1985 and grandchildren Elizabeth, Joseph and Susan.
He was a member of the VFW Post 4376 in Seven Points and the American Legion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, was a POW and received the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife Delia Schroeder of Kemp; sons Monroe Schroeder and his wife Ruth of Cedar Hill; John Andrew “Andy” Schroeder and his wife Sherri of Longview; and Bobby Schroeder and his wife Donna of Kemp; grandchildren Monroe Schroeder Jr., Chris Schroeder, Abilene Smith, Elysha Schroeder, Amanda Murchison and Crystal Stuart; brother Donald Schroeder of Florida; sisters Maxine Bear and Hobie Monroe, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Pete Miller, Rex Nowell, Benny Nowell, Andy Schroeder, Monroe Schroeder, and Bobby Schroeder.
Honorary pallbearers were Chris Schroeder and Monroe Schroeder, Jr.