Our precious husband, father, son, brother and uncle passed away
peacefully Nov. 30, 2009, after suffering a severe injury on his job.
Robert Barton “Bart” Williams was born July 2, 1961, in Dallas.
He accepted Christ and was baptized in 1974, at Wilshire Baptist Church
He graduated in 1979, from Bryan Adams High School and joined the U.S.
He returned from the service to marry his sweetheart Mimi Kinsey
Williams Nov. 30, 1984. They would have been married 25 years the day he
Survivors include his loving wife Mimi; devoted daughters Brittany and
Sarah; father and stepmother Bob and Barbara Williams; mother and
stepfather Carol and Phil Laquey; and father-in-law Raymond Kinsey.
He will be missed by his sisters and their husbands Christy Lancaster
and Cindy and Barry Zalae; and Kelly and David Halpert; halfbrother Ryan
Williams; stepbrothers and wives Brooks and Jan Laquey, Craig and Andrea
Hulcy; and stepsisters Linda Zawadzki and Carol and Glenn Lickstein;
inlaws Matt and Sheryl Kinsey, Greg Kinsey and Stacie Wright.
He was loved by his aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and
will be missed by all.
He will surely be missed by a host of friends as he was always the life
of the party and never at a loss for words or opinions.
His attitude and outlook on life were best described by one of his
fellow workers who said “Bart never came to work with a chip on his
shoulder and always had a smile.”
The family wishes to thank everyone in the Trauma ICU at East Texas
Medical Center for the loving care he received, but also the compassion
and understanding they showed the family.
His memorial service was held Dec. 5, 2009, at the Eubank Funeral Home
Pedro C. Rivera
Memorial services for Pedro C. Rivera, 83, Kemp, were held Dec. 5, 2009,
at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Josh McDonald
Rivera was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, to Apolonia Baez
and Pedro C. Rivea and died Nov. 30, 2009, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Dionisia Antelo,
Caridad Rivera and Maria Rivera.
He retired from Parkland Hospital in Dallas in the engineering
Survivors include his wife Gloria Rivera; daughter Ana Canup; and son
Pedro J. Rivera.
Services for Fred Lovell Harper, 92, Kemp, were held Dec. 5, 2009, the
Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment followed in the
Kemp City Cemetery.
Harper was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Pocahontas, Ark. to Dolly Bell
Ballard and William Harper and died Nov. 24, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Frances Shipley
He served his country in the Army Air Corps. and then worked as a chief
of training and employee relations for the Veterans Administration.
In 1952, he was hired by Gifford Hill as a safety engineer and retired
in 1985 with more than 30 years service.
Survivors include his daughter Melinda Harper Hackstaff, Denver, Colo.;
son Paul Watkins Harper and wife Catherine, Dallas; grandchildren
Natalie Hackstaff, Eleanor Hackstaff, Emma Harper and Charles Watkins
Harper; sister-in-law Patty Watkins Herndon, Fort Worth; close family
friend Jerry Francis, Kemp;plus numerous nieces, nephews and a host of
family and friends.
Malcolm Everett Tarno was born in Waskom, Oct. 25, 1942, to Oscar M.
Tarno and Mary Alice Chandler.
He passed away Nov. 29, 2009, at home in Seven Points.
Malcolm is preceded in death by four brothers Clifford A. Tarno in 1953,
Bryon M. Tarno in 2007, Winifred J. Tarno in 1995 and Milford Wayne
Tarno in Feb. 1998.
Malcolm graduated from Scurry-Rosser High School in 1961.
From there he started school to become a plumber, welder and pipefitter.
He joined Local Union 100 and worked for 47 years. He retired from there
and lived in Dallas for a couple of years.
Then he moved to Cedar Creek Lake in 2002.
He enjoyed a speed boat he bought for pure pleasure. He enjoyed every
minute of it.
Then, he bought a 1923 roadster. He enjoyed the roadster and entered it
in car shows around the lake area.
He enjoyed life to the fullest.
Then cancer took all that away. God called him home.
Malcolm is survived by his wife Susan Tarno of Seven Points; son Todd
Tarno, Corpus Christi; stepson John David; stepdaughter Stacy. He
recognized Monica Richard as his daughter. He also recognized Kenny J.
Bullock as his son after his daddy passed away; three brothers Melvin O.
Tarno, Gun Barrel City; Paul Fred Tarno and wife Janet, Gun Barrel City;
and Eulis Tarno and wife Eveylyn, Kemp; three sisters Bonnie Harris, Gun
Barrel City; Edna Vinnell McRee and husband Tommy McRee, Gun Barrel
City; and Alene Risk, The Colony; lots of nieces and nephews; and
friends that enjoyed just being around Malcolm for his jokes and sense
of humor and laughter.
Memorial services were held at Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank Dec. 3,
Services for Audrey Hightower, 84, Payne Springs, were held Dec. 4,
2009, at the Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. David
Diller officiating. Interment followed in Moorehead-Melton Cemetery
under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hightower was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Macon, Ga. and died Nov. 30, 2009,
in Payne Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Angus Hightower, and two
Previously of Richardson, she had resided in Payne Springs for the past
25 years and was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons William Stanley Hightower and wife Carol,
Carbondale, Pa.; and Steve Hightower, Payne Springs; eight
grandchildren; other family members and many friends.