Obituaries

     
    Curley Deaton
Services for Curley Deaton, 72, Gun Barrel City, were held Nov. 20, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Joann Welk and Verneil Nelson officiating. Burial was in East Memorial Gardens in Texarkana, Ark. under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Deaton was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Douglasville and died Nov. 18, 2006, in Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his son Curley Joe Deaton, daughter Brenda Joyce Green, brother Bill Deaton and sisters Betty and Stella.
Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Gun Barrel City for 29 years and was a Christian. He was a pipe fitter.
Survivors include his wife Lorraine Deaton, Gun Barrel City; sons Charles Ray Deaton and wife Laura, Texarkana, TX; Jesse Ray Welk and wife Jennifer, Caddo Mills; daughters Anita Kay Purdom and husband Kenny, Denton; Cynthia Ross and husband Chuck, Gun Barrel City; Cindy Lynn Welk, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren James, Tonya, Steven, Crystal, Terri Lynn, Justin Blake, Shelbie and Nelson; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Lamon Deaton Jr., Johnny Deaton, Wally Deaton, David Deaton, Eddie Deaton and Tommy Deaton; sisters Mary Helen, Pearl, Margie, Rosie, Janice and Gloria Jean; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Twana Landrum
Services for Twana Landrum, Chandler, were held Nov. 24, 2006, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Bishop Richard Platt officiating. Interment followed in Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Landrum was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Vashti to Ward Wayne and Era Agnes (Bridgewater) Bowman and died Nov. 21, 2006, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edgar Lee Landrum in June 1996, son Ronnie Landrum in 2002, and granddaughter Teri Landrum in 1997 and sister Doris Marie Kirbie.
She was Baptist by faith and married Edgar Lee Landrum June 5, 1945.
Survivors include her sons Eddie Lee Landrum and his wife Fae, Celina; Teddy Landrum and his wife Sue, Hubbard; and Randy Mike Landrum, Chandler; grandchildren Carol, Mitch, Andi, Don Allen, Brandy, Twana, Christine, Chris and Brandon; great-grandchildren Natalie, Dillon, Brandon Michael, Alexis, Shelby, Presley, Payton and Katie; sister Joyce Wooden, Chandler; brother James Earl Bowman, Tyler; brother-in-law Billy Joe Landrum, Garland; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wesley Hunt Jr.
Services for Wesley Willis Hunt Jr., 70, Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hunt was born Nov. 2, 1936, in Malvern, Ark. and died Nov. 21, 2006, in Dallas.
He was a retired self-employed mechanic. Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past 15 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include his sons James Hunt, Gun Barrel City; and Wesley Hunt, Gun Barrel City; daughters Tina Ramer, Celina; Lisa Moseley, Gun Barrel City; Kathy Hunt, Gun Barrel City; and Angela Carter, Dallas; brother Edward Hunt, Malvern, Ark.; sisters Jana Chapa, Gun Barrel City; and Sally Hale, Mexia; and 10 grandchildren.

John Boone
Services for John Boone, 77, Kemp, were held Nov. 28, 2006, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Gilcrease officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kemp.
Boone was born May 7, 1929, in Corsicana to the late Emmett Clyde and Gladys Mae (Calvert) Boone and passed away Nov. 24, 2006, in Kaufman.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Boone, Kemp; children Bobby Lee Bowen and his wife Linda of Crandall; Wayne Bowen Mesquite; and Randy Boone Kaufman; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Agnes Grace, Ben Wheeler; and other relatives and friends.

Walter Temple III
Services for Walter C. Temple III, 70, Mabank, were held Nov. 28, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Starker officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Temple was born July 22, 1936, in Dallas and died Nov. 24, 2006, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his parents James Roland and Jessebelle Temple and daughter Cheryl Hargis in 2002.
Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Mabank since 1984, and was a member of the Old Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife Juanita Temple, Mabank; sons Keith Croxton and wife Patrice, Flower Mound; Garry Croxton, Mabank; Richard Redd and wife Cindy, Sachse; and James Rich and wife Sandy, Garland; daughters Cathy Thoren and husband Paul, East Tawakoni; Peggy McLeod and husband Bobby, Rowlett; and Linda Richardson and husband Dave, Mesquite; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Joan E. Galt, Dallas; brother James Barry Temple and wife Faith, Estes Park, Colo.; nieces, nephews, other family member and many friends.