Services for Knox Tate, 80, of Mabank, were held at Eubank Memorial Chapel
Nov. 19, 2011.
Knox was born Dec. 6, 1930, to Arnold (Rogiers) and Homer Knox Tate Sr. in
Van Alstyne and died Nov. 16, 2011.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music, and reading.
Tate attended UT Austin and was interested in WWII history. He was a sales
manager for McMurray Metals in Dallas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Knox is survived by his wife, Anne, of Mabank; sister Betty Deberry and her
husband, Clifton, of Tom Bean; sons Richard Tate of Mabank, and David Tate
and his wife, Lisa, of Mabank; daughter Angela Tate of Dallas; three
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; many other friends and family.
A personal tribute can be made online at
No services planned for Anthony “Tony” Edward Tressler, 63, of Kemp, was
born Nov. 29, 1947, in Newport Beach, Calif., to Hazel and Adam Tressler and
died Nov. 14, 2011.
Tressler enjoyed dancing, living life to the fullest and playing with his
cat, Jay-Bird and dog, Vino.
He was a Veteran in the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam as a radio
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his best friend of 28 years, Pat Penny, and one son,
Andrew “Andy” Tressler of Irvine, Calif.
Services for James Harold Wright, 77, Kemp, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 27, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Kemp with Brother Bryan
Wright was born Aug. 25, 1934, in Alba, to Oma and Jodie Wright, and died
Nov. 16, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was Baptist by faith and lived life to the fullest and enjoyed spending
time outdoors with his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and baby sister.
Survivors include his wife, of 41 years, Betty; sons, Sammy Wright and his
wife, Sherri; Larry Wright and his wife, Misty, of Emory; Murele Ware and
wife Sally, of Dodge, Wis.; Robert Ware and wife Ruby, of Malakoff; daughter
Cindy and husband Tim of Edgewood; two sisters, two sister-in-laws, one
brother-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
The family would also like to thank their many friends in the area and
members at First Baptist Church of Kemp for all the love and support that
was given this last year.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist
Church of Kemp, PO Box 365, Kemp, TX, 75143.
Services for Donny Lee Richardson, 42, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 3, 2011, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Kemp.
Richardson was born Aug. 10, 1968, in Dallas, to Donna Tatom-Allen and Roy
Richardson Sr. and died Nov. 18, 2011.
He was Baptist by faith and attended Mabank schools and was a quarter back
in junior high.
Richardson was an electrician and enjoyed fishing and hunting when he was
not working. He never met a stranger, had many dear friends and adored his
nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Tatom and
Ruth and Ashley Richardson and his beloved dog Flash.
He is survived by his best friend and wife, Susan Ann Sommers; his parents
and step-mother Marie Richardson; brother Roy Richardson Jr. and wife, Cathy
and their daughter, Clency Richardson; sister Cynthia Richardson and her
sons, Barrett “Spencer” Smith, Brandon and Brennan Smith, Quentin Reeves and
daughter Kaylence Smith; step-sister Dee Cassidy and her son, Rusty;
step-brother Stephen Krupinski and wife Rose and their sons, Nick, Bryan and
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kaufman Health Care Center,
3001 South Houston St., Kaufman, Texas 75142.
Services for Ethan Ryan Tankursley were held Nov. 22, 2011, at
Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Greg Richards officiating. Ethan
will be laid to rest at Morrow Chapel Cemetery in Ola.
Ethan is the infant son of Samantha (Golightly) and Bobby Tankursley, died
Nov. 19, 2011.
Survivors include his parents; grandparents Kristina and James Golightly and
Neva and Larry Tankursley; aunt and uncle Charli and David Tankursley;
Paxton Gage Golightly ley; cousins Eli and Braxton Tankursley and Amy Lee
Ann Berry as well as a host of extended family and friends.