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  Lurlene Daniels
Services for Lurlene Daniels, 85, Peeltown, were held Nov. 14, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Dale Boshart and Hoyt Moore officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Daniels was born May 20, 1922, in Parvin, now known as Scurry, and died Nov. 11, 2007, with a rare blood cancer known as Waldenstorm’s.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years Ralph Floyd Daniels, parents Myrtle Moorehead and Arthur Moore, brothers Melford Moore and J.T. Moore, sister Mary Callahan; grandsons Calvin Eugene Neugin and Arthur Lee, second husband Thomas Ulric Starr and daughter Baby Girl Starr.
She lived the biggest part of her life in the Peeltown community and was a member of the Peeltown Memorial Baptist Church. She has touched many lives and will leave a void in this world.
Survivors include her children Thomas Starr, Peeltown; Arlene Dawdy, Peeltown; Jerry Starr, Ferris; Joyce White, Kemp; Alvin Starr and wife Pam, Kaufman; Louise Berry and husband Bob, Scurry; Clifford Starr and wife Patsy, Peeltown; and Kenneth Daniels and wife Bernice, Peeltown; sisters Alene Wright, Peeltown, Marie Jetton, Maypearl; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Catherine Ann White
Services for Catherine Ann White, 62, Trinidad, were held Nov. 15, 2007, at Mankin Cemetery, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
White was born June 1, 1934, in Healdsburgh, Calif., to the late Sarah Annebelle Rader and James Dwayne Eastham and died Nov. 11, 2007, in Trinidad. She was preceded in death by Ronald Dewayne Newman.
She was employed at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Preschool and was a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Robin and Roger Hatcher, Lauderdale, Miss.; Terine and Ryan Goff, Branson, Mo.; Glenna and Bill Valdyz, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Marie White, Moore, Okla.; Karen Neeley, Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughter-in-law Daniela Newman, Junction City, Kan.; sons and daughters-in-law David and Jill White, Moore, Okla.; and James and Tori White, Choctaw, Okla.; sister Anita and husband Larry Hankins, Duncanville; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Melton McGhee Sr.
A memorial service for Melton Wayne McGhee Sr., 77, Athens, was held Nov. 12, 2007, at Lakeview Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Don Bell officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McGhee was born April 23, 1930, in Dallas and died Nov. 8, 2007, in Athens.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of the Lakeview Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife Betty Litvik McGhee, Gun Barrel City; son Wayne McGhee, Richardson; daughters Deborah McGhee Prince, Amarillo; and Angela McGhee, Gainesville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Gayle Welch, Sulphur Springs; and Brenda Fort, Kilgore.

Betty Stine
Memorial services for Betty L. Stine, 60, of Kemp, will be held at a later date.
Stine was born April 8, 1947, in McCulloch County to the late Ola (Marlow) and Everrett Spikes and passed away Nov. 6, 2007, in Kemp.
She was married to Lonnie Keith Stine Sept. 20, 1996, in Dallas.
Survivors include her husband Lonnie Stine of Kemp; children, Patty Parker of Kilgore, Brenda Smith of Kilgore, Diane Middleton of Bryan, Kathy Dean of Madisonville, Jimmy Dean of Palestine, Becky Alto of Kentucky, Michael Dean of Hawaii, Donnie Dean of Brenham, Kris Dean of Dallas, and Lane Stine of McAllister, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Jesse Ray Good of Kemp; and sisters Ethel Shoemaker of Kemp and Ruby Marshall of Ohio.

Billy Strange
Graveside services for Billy Strange, 67, Kemp, were held Oct. 26, 2007, at the Kaufman County Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Strange passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at his home. He was born March 25, 1940, in Athens, to the late Myrtle (Lock) and Albert Strange.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Robert Strange, three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of more than 40 years Emma Strange; children Bobby Ficco and wife Marilyn; Johnny Strange; and Sue Hollaway and husband, Kenny; brother John Edward Strange; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as extended family and friends who loved him and will miss him dearly.

Emma Strange
Graveside services for Emma Strange, of Kemp, were held Nov. 10, 2007, at the Kaufman County Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Strange was born Jan. 27, 1939, in Williams, Ariz., and died Nov. 7, 2007, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Strange Oct. 21, 2007, son J.D. Ficco and sister Violet Clubb.
Survivors include her children Bobby Ficco and wife Marilyn; Johnny Strange; Sue Hollaway and husband Kenny; and Sandra Jean Morgan; brother, Dale Clubb and sister, Lavon Clubb, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved and adored.

Jeannette Fitzhugh
A Rosary funeral service for Jeannette Marie Fitzhugh, 52, was held Nov. 14, 2007, in Williams Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Directors in Garland. Interment followed in Camp Shed Cemetery in Delta County.
Fitzhugh was born May 3, 1955, in Lowell, Mass., and died Nov. 9, 2007, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer.
She was a loving force to her family and friends. She was dedicated to work, play and love of family. She was a long-time resident of Kemp.
Survivors include her husband Jerry Fitzhugh; sons Eric R. Fitzhugh and wife Nikki with daughter Aubree; Frank Ithan Fitzhugh and wife Jennifer, Oneal Fitzhugh; grandson Aiden Clark Fitzhugh; sisters Denise Ayotte and husband Richard, Louise Vercellin and husband Robert; brothers Jean Soucy and wife Alice, William Soucy and wife Renee, Normand Soucy and wife Marion, Henry Soucy and Jack, Paul Soucy and wife Elaine, Daniel Soucy and wife Karen; 29 nieces and nephews.