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  Sonja James
Services for Sonja M. James, 67, Payne Springs, were held Nov. 20, 2009, at the Tool Cemetery with Christian Reed and Paul McKinney officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
James was born April 20, 1942, in Cotton Center to the late Allie Porter McAbee and Charles Columbus Murray and died Nov. 17, 2009, in Payne Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Doyle Ray James, brother James “J.W.” Chancellor, sisters Mittie Braddock, Martha Braddock and Allene Richburg.
She was a member of Keep Texas Beautiful and was awarded the lifetime achievement award in 1999. She was also the president of Keep Gun Barrel City Beautiful for two terms.
She married Jerry James in Ralls 49 years ago and was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband Jerry James; sons Hoyle “Barney” James and wife Lori; Kevin James and wife Barbara; grandsons Jason James and wife Melanie, Jeffery James, Justin James and Jonathan James; great-grandchildren Taylor and Austin James; and sister Judy Houser.

Aubrey Kile
Aubrey Wayne Kile was born May 4, 1935, in Dallas to Thelma Louise and Jessie Harrison “Cooter” Kile and died Nov. 13, 2009, in Trinidad.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother O.B. Kile.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years Judith “Judy” Ladean Kile; children Jack Aaron Kile and wife Penney, Eustace; Shalan Marie Saylors and husband Chris, Brownsboro; Donald Wayne Kile and wife Tonya, Kemp; Jeanna Diane Patrick and husband Rick, Tool; Elizabeth Ann Guerrera and husband Cruz, Rockwall; Mary Louise Weatherbee and husband Danny, Rockwall; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Alta Jean, Shirley Ruth and Geneva Louise; numerous other loving family members and friends.
Pallbearers were grandson Tony, Travis, Rickie Lee, Rickie G., Dustin, Clayton, Brady, Kenney, Blake, Corbin, Glynn, Jacob and Reece.

Willis Ellis
Services for Willis Winford Ellis, 77, Kemp, were held Nov. 19, 2009, at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp with the Rev. Jess Rogers officiating. Interment followed at King Cemetery.
Ellis was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Marion, La., to Amanda Louise Day and Willie Wilburn Ellis and died Nov. 14, 2009.
Survivors include his beloved wife May Kerby; loving children Sarah Ann Killingsworth, Irving; Edward Lamar Ellis and wife Elizabeth, Arlington; Tommy Kerby, Lewisville; Roger Kerby, Desoto, Larry Kerby, Red Oak; Linda Kerby, Gun Barrel City; brothers David Lavelle Ellis, Preston Dale Ellis, Willie Leroy Ellis, Harvey Ray Ellis and wife Aiola, and Bill Tom Ellis and wife Beverly; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews plus a host of family and friends.

W.C. Tatom
Services for W.C. Tatom, 89, Kemp, were held Nov. 18, 2009, at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp with Tanner Fain officiating and Kirk Tatom providing music. Interment was in King Cemetery.
Tatom was born June 1, 1920, in Pecan Gap to Mattie Welch and Joseph Tatom. He died Nov. 14, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Allen Dale Tatom, daughter Betty Irvin, brothers Bill, J.W. and Jack Tatom, sisters Lucille, Agnes, Mamie Lou, Alice and Gladys.
He worked for 35 years at Vought Aircraft. He enjoyed his retirement in the country, tending to his cows, chickens and garden.
Survivors include his daughter Gayle Fain and husband Bobby, Granbury; son Glenn Tatom and wife Diane, Combine; grandchildren Kimberly Linder, Kirk Tatom, Tanner Fain, Shawnda Tatom, Travis Irvin, Chauncy Irvin and Casey Irvin; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous other nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

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