Obituaries

     
    Dave Greenslade
Dave W. Greenslade died Nov. 6, 2006. He was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Terrell to Jewel Farmer Greenslade of Gastonia and Henderson Greenslade of Chisholm.
He excelled in football, basketball and track as a Kaufman High School student. He played quarterback on offense and strong safety on defense for the Lions. He graduated in 1946.
While attending the University of Texas, he was a member of Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the UT boxing team where he was a college champion for two years in the lightweight and welterweight divisions. He received an outstanding ROTC cadet award and served as captain of the Wainwright Rifles.
He married Donnie Dee Munson of Austin June 9, 1951, at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Austin.
They are blessed with three children Wendy, Layne and Laurie.
Greenslade graduated from UT in 1951, with a B.S. in Pharmacy.
He returned to Kaufman to run the family business, on the square, Greenslade Drug Company. He left only to serve in the U.S. Army.
The company was the oldest continuously operated pharmacy in Texas until illness forced closing in 2006.
He enlisted in active duty in the U.S. Army, March 1953, and served as a medic. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1954 and promoted to first lieutenant reserve commissioned officer in 1957 and November 1962 was honorably discharged.
He was a Master Mason of the Masonic Lodge, a member of Scottish Rite, Shriners, American Legion and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In 1997, he received an Outstanding City Council Member Award for his 14 years of service. He served on the Kaufman ISD Board of Trustees for 16 years.
He served as Senior Warden, Junior Warden and many other capacities as a dedicated member of the Episcopal Church of Our Merciful Saviour.
He was a past president of the Rotary Club, member of the Cemetery Association, Kaufman Library Board, Sons of the Confederacy, founding member of the KHS Alumnae Hall of Fame, served on the City of Kaufman First Presbyterian Hospital Authority for 25 years, was active in the Kaufman Historical Society and Texas Heritage Commission, was a lifetime member of UT Texas-Ex alumnae Association and developed a residential area at Cedar Creek Lake.
He was a citizen of the Sovereign Cherokee Nation of Tejas due to his native American heritage and given the name of “Big Medicine.”
Merck, Sharp and Dohme presented him with an outstanding Pharmacy Achievement Award in 1990.
In the early 1970s, he was instrumental in establishing the Terrell campus of Henderson County Junior College/Trinity Valley Community College, and in 1984 campaigned in organizing Kaufman and Terrell into the TVCC school district, along with Andrew Gibbs, president of the board of trustees of TVCC/HCJC.
He and his wife spent many happy hours traveling throughout Britain, studying the Greenslade heritage, as well as the country’s history, art and architecture while making friends along the way.
In 2006, he received an honorary Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Texas.
Survivors include his wife Donnie; daughters Wendy Greenslade Manning and husband Dr. Ray Manning; Dr. Laurie Greenslade Harris and husband Mark Harris; son Layne Wendel and wife Jean Greenslade; grandchildren Maegan, Shannon, Patrick and Casey Manning; Kelli and John Greenslade; Nikki and Christina Harris; and one great-grandchild Connor.
His children and grandchildren were all raised in Kaufman.
Greenslade willed his body to the UT Southwestern Medical School.
A memorial service will be conducted by Father Jerry Hill at 3 p.m., Sunday Nov. 19, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Kaufman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church of Our Merciful Saviour, P.O. Box 520, Kaufman, TX 75142.

Denny Tilley
Services for Denny “Levi” Tilley are under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. of Kemp.
Tilley was born June 16, 1948 in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. to Hurum Stark and Katherine Mae (Miller) Tilley and passed away Nov. 8, 2006 in Kemp.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during Vietnam and was preceded in death by his father in 1957.
He is survived by his step daughter, Beth Tilley of Clovis, N.M.; mother Katherine Kauble of Limon, Colo.; brothers, Jerry Tilley and his wife Donna of Santa Maria, Calif., Eddie Tilley and Sandy of Greenville, N.C., Roger Tilley of Limon, Colorado, Harold Henry of Edmonton Alberta, Canada, and Ron Henry and his wife Gayla of Aurora, Colo.; sisters, Ann Tilley Silvers of Limon, Colo., and Linda Henry of Great Falls, Mont.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Chelsea Hyre
Services for Chelsea Dawn Hyre, 24, Mabank, were held Nov. 14, 2006, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul McKinney officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hyre was born May 19, 1982, in Dallas and died Nov. 11, 2006, in Addison.
She had spent most of her life in Mabank and was of the Baptist faith. She was a waitress and graduated from Miller Grove High School in 2000.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather Pam and Rodney Peterson, Mabank; father Michael Moore; grandparents Tracy and Sue Hyre, Mabank; grandmother Barbara Peterson, Irving; grandfather Marvin Peterson, Cumby; grandmother B.J. Alexander; sisters Brittany Peterson and Luis Whittaker, Mabank; and Amber Peterson, Sulphur Springs; five aunts, four uncles, one nephew, other family members and many friends.

Larry Locklin
Services for Larry Locklin, Kemp, were held Nov. 13, 2006, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Don Kerby officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros., Kemp.
Locklin was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Kaufman County to the late L.B. and Alice (Wren) Locklin and died Nov. 11, 2006, in Kemp. He was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his sister Barbara Paul and her husband Jay, Mabank; niece Stacey Fedrick and her husband Chad, Gun Barrel City; nephew Michael Paul and his wife Angela, Gun Barrel City; great-nephews Stewart and Nathaniel; and great-niece Kayla.
Pallbearers were Michael Canada, David Dorough, Jimmy McKenzie, J.C. Shaw, Freddie Shaw and Chad Fedrick.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Macey Jean and Jacey Aline Stegall
Services for Macey Jean and Jacey Aline Stegall were held Nov. 10, 2006, at Goshen Cemetery in Eustace with the Rev. Denny Burris officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
The twins were born Nov. 8, 2006, and died Nov. 8, 2006, in Athens.
Survivors include their father and mother Tracey and Lindsey Stegall, Eustace; paternal grandparents Gary and Mary Stringer, Lindale; and Terry and Seytha Stegall, Eustace; maternal grandparent Ronnie and Robin Woodard, Gun Barrel City; paternal great-grandfather Edward Anthony, Eustace; paternal great-grandparents Crandall and Ruth Stegall, Eustace; maternal great-grandparents Robert and Barbara Golden, Gun Barrel City; maternal great-grandparents Harold and Docklyn Woodard, Gun Barrel City.

Suszanne Dyer Milliron
Services for our beloved daughter, mother, Nene, sister and aunt Suszanne Dyer Milliron were held Nov. 11, 2006, at Tomlinson Funeral Chapel, Seven Points, with Bro. Don Bell officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery.
Milliron was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Athens and died Nov. 6, 2006, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Bill and Margie Wood, grandfather Barley Dyer, aunt Jimmie Flanagan and uncle Jack Templin.
Survivors include her parents W.T. and Billie Dyer, Seven Points; daughter Tera Hamilton, Seven Points; son Kelly and wife Jill Harrod, Brownsboro; sisters Judy and husband Billy Harrod, Brownsboro; Jana Shelton and brother-in-law John Scott, Seven Points; B.J. and Bethany Harrod, Brownsboro; nieces Kristal Bragg, Misty Dykes, Shara and Katy Shelton; nephews Troy Harrod and Cole Shelton; three great-nieces and five great-nephews; special aunt Lanell Templin; special friend Kelly Pople; cousins Deb Boles, Doug Templin and Missy Templin.

Lucille Swink
Services for Lucille Swink, 72, a resident of Justin, were held Nov. 16, 2006, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with the Rev. Robert Limas officiating. Burial followed at Swisher Cemetery in Lake Dallas.
Swink was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Kemp to James William Templin and Geneva Brewer Templin and died Nov. 12, 2006, at Senior Care Center in Denton.
She married Willie Pete Swink April 14, 1951, in Rockwall.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Steve Allen Swink, sisters Betty Ann Meek, Shirley Joe Burkham, Bonnie Jeffcoat Elise Marie Certian, Geraldine Welch, Billie Jo Robertson and brother Danny Ray Templin.
She was a housekeeping supervisor at Denton State School. She was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her daughters Letha Ann Keathly, Justin; Willetta Templin, Lake Dallas; son Kenneth Wayne Swink, Justin; sisters Judy Diane Yancey, Lake Dallas; Glenda Doris Burgan, Woodbine; Janet Sue Cristen, Woodbine; Juanita Miller, Mesquite; brother James Ray Templin, Woodbine; six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.