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  Billy Ray Fain
Graveside services for Billy Ray Fain, 62, Kemp, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Fain was born Sept. 10, 1947, in Abilene to the late Beatrice Gregory and Dennis Weldon Fain and died Nov. 21, 2009, in Kemp.
He grew up in Dallas and graduated from Adamson High School.
He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy. He was a carpet layer by trade and enjoyed cooking out and wood crafting.
Survivors include his wife Darlene Daniels, Kemp; sons Randy Fain, Grand Prairie; Loyd Allen Martin, Poetry; and Jason Martin. Colony; daughter Tammy Bromley, Kemp; brother David Fain and wife Rebecca, Plano; sister Mary Broach and husband Larry, Bonham; grandchildren Hunter Hiett, Wills Point; and Megan and McKinlee Bromley, Kemp; in-laws Judy and John Daniels, Arlington; and friend and companion Patty, his dog.

Frank Brundrett
Services for Frank Wilfred Brundrett, DVM, 96, were held Nov. 21, 2009, at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool with the Rev. Chuck Weber officiating. Interment was in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas
Brundrett was born Nov. 7, 1913, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Fannie Cooke and George T. Brundrett and died Nov. 19, 2009, due to complications of Alzheimers disease.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings George, Warner, Jack and Beth, and his first wife Dottie.
He spent his early years in Oak Cliff and graduated from Sunset High School in 1932. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1937, with a degree in veterinary medicine. He continued an Aggie legacy which began with his father, a 1908 A&M graduate, and included his brothers, several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
In 1937, he married Dorothy “Dottie” Hulsey and that marriage lasted until her death in 1973.
In 1942, he joined the First Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army, 7th Regiment, and served during World War II, stationed in Australia and the South Pacific.
After his discharge, he returned to Oak Cliff and began his veterinary practice, which included being the Dallas Zoo veterinarian for several years, eventually joined by his brother Jack.
In 1949, he became Mason and member of the Hella Temple in Dallas.
In 1974, he married Bea Kolander after a blind date set up by mutual friends.
They moved from Dallas to Cedar Creek Lake in 1979, where they were active members at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church.
After he officially retired, well into his 80s, he enjoyed playing golf, square dancing and reading books about World War II.
A truly good man with a heart bigger than his stature, his love for his family and his Aggies live on.
Survivors include his wife Bea Brundrett; children Carolyn Wolfe and husband Ron; Jack Brundrett and wife Vickie; Janice Stovall and husband Russ; and Tommy Brundrett and wife Kari; stepchildren Beth LaBella and Doug Kolander; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool or Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

Wanda Ottmo
Services for Wanda Laverne Ottmo, 66, Kemp, were held Nov. 21, 2009, at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home.
Ottmo was born March 15, 1943, in Dallas to Helen Clevenger and John Weeks and died Nov. 18, 2009, in Kemp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Joyce and Velma, brother Gene, son Stephen Ottmo and her husband of 36 years, Ottie Ottmo.
Anyone who knew her recognized her as the strongest person they had ever known and knew everyone was welcome in her heart and home.
Survivors include her daughters Donna Higgins and husband Jimmy, Crandall; Debra Jones and husband Michael, Kemp; Theresa Sarkisian and husband Sam, Kemp; and Misty Bishop and husband Paul, Southlake; sons Aaron Ottmo and wife Susan, Scurry; and Danny Ottmo and wife Bobbie, Lively; sisters Marilyn Perry and husband Edward, Ben Wheeler; Juanita McCloud and husband Ernie, Eustace; and Betty Whiteley, Gun Barrel City; brother Clyde Whiteley, Gun Barrel City; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons Stephen Ottmo, Craig Jones, Billy Ottmo, Corey Sarkisian, Stephen Bishop, Tyler Cates and Hugo Higgins.

Tommie McClure
Memorial services for Tommie Randle McClure, 63, Mabank were held Nov. 21, 2009, at the Caney Creek Baptist Church.
McClure was born July 11, 1946, in Irving and died Nov. 17, 2009, in Tyler.
Moving from Dallas, he had lived in the Cedar Creek Lake area and Payne Springs area for 20 years. He had received the Hero of Texas award.
Survivors include his sons Tommy McClure Jr. and Jody Ray McClure; daughter Cathy Cline; mother Dollie May McClure; brother Joseph E. McClure; sister Ruby Duran; grandchildren Nicholle Diane McClure, Heather Passo, Cierra Cline and Sammy Cline.

Richard Herring Sr.
Services for Richard B. Herring Sr., 72, Eustace, were held Nov. 25, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Anderson officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Herring was born July 5, 1937, in Houston and died Nov. 21, 2009, in Sulphur Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alberta and Richard Herring.
He was a truck driver and veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his sons Wesley Scott Herring, Louisiana; Robert Henry Herring, Houston; and Richard Herring and wife Angela, Eustace; daughters Donna McAdams and husband Glen, Crockett; Rolinda Jones and husband Bobby, Pasadena; and Rhonda Tietz, Houston; sister Natalie Anderson and husband Don, Cumby; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ernest H. Taylor
Services for Ernest H. Taylor, 81, Mabank, were held Nov. 23, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Danny Dennie officiating. Interment was in Colony Cemetery in Alba under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Taylor was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Alba and died Nov. 19, 2009, in Malakoff.
He was a deacon at Payne Springs Baptist Church which he loved and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife Margie Taylor, Mabank; sons Jim Taylor and wife Lisa, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Mack Taylor and wife Connie, Payne Springs; daughters Dianne Bertling and husband, Richard Bertling, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Debi Brlow and husband Ed, Edgewood; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews other family members and many friends.

Mildred Stauffer
Services for Mildred Jane Stauffer, 88, Malakoff, were held Nov. 24, 2009, at the Sarasota Memorial Park in Sarasota, Fla.
Stauffer was born June 22, 1921, in Chester, Pa. to Mae and Joseph Guy and died Nov. 14, 2009, in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Stauffer, sisters Della Freeman and Olive Washington.
She served as a medical technician in the Women’s Army Corps from 1945-46.
She worked as a secretary for the Virginia Barrel Company and was an auxiliary volunteer (Pink Lady) for the hospital.
Survivors include her son Dale Richards; grandson John Dale Richards; great-grandchildren Jack Richards, Mary Richards, Alex Richards; brother Joseph Earl Guy; nieces Janice Shivery, Ellen Martin and Kathy Cantagallo; nephews Bernie Williams, Joseph Earl Guy Jr., Bonnie Gross and Danny Guy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the church or charity of your choice.

Tommy Barnes
Services for Tommy Barnes, 65, Kemp, were held Nov. 22, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Barnes was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Dallas and died Nov. 19, 2009, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frances and W.L. Barnes, two brothers and two sisters.
He had resided in Kemp for the past 10 years and was a loving and kind person who would help anyone.
Survivors include his wife Linda Barnes, Kemp; sons Jody Allen and Dale Barnes; daughters Angela Gale and Shana Lee; brother Glen Barnes; sister Dorothy Shoemaker; and seven grandchildren.

John L. Staten
John L. Staten, 72, Malakoff, was born May 9, 1937, in Danville, Ark., to Willie and John Staten and died Nov. 20, 2009, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandson Matthew Aaron Hornback.
He was long-haul truck driver and a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy. He married Peggy Staten July 4, 1963.
Survivors include his wife Peggy Staten, daughters Candy Croix and Dawn Fletcher; sisters Janie Robinson, Fay Tolbert, Betty Harmon and Marell Hall; brother B. J. Staten; grandchildren Tabatha Fletcher, Brady Fletcher, Keaton Fletcher and Adam Hornback; great-grandchildren Dee Hornback, Kinsey Hornback and Kennedee Fletcher.
 

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