Robert Frensley Jr.
Services for Robert Edward Frensley Jr., 82, were held Dec. 8, 2011, at
First United Methodist Church in Mabank.
Reverend Ray Anderson of Grace Covenant Church, Austin and Dana Coker of
First United Methodist Church, Mabank, officiated.
Frensley was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Port Arthur to Thelma and Robert
Frensley and died peacefully at home Dec. 5, 2011.
He graduated from Luther Stark High School in Orange in 1947, where he was a
member of the Tiger football team and participated in the High School
He married his high school sweetheart, Geraldine Stephens, on Jan. 28, 1950.
He served on active duty in the United States Army for two years at Fort
Bliss, El Paso and served another two years in the Reserves.
Frensley graduated from the University of Houston in 1952, with a bachelor’s
degree in business administration.
While in college, he was president of the Alpha Delta Psi Fraternity.
He worked for Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation in Houston and was
an avid Houston Oiler football fan.
After retiring and moving to Gun Barrel City in 1988, he enjoyed living on
the lake and playing golf.
He joined First United Methodist Church of Mabank and loved teaching the ABC
Sunday School Class.
He also loved to cook and was known for his fabulous shrimp gumbo, crawfish
etouffee and fudge.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gerry Frensley; daughters Diana
Anderson and her husband, Ray, of Austin, Sharon Underriner and her husband,
Ken, of Kemp; grandchildren Christopher Frensley Anderson and wife Danielle,
Kenneth Tyler Underriner and wife Ashley, Raymond Kirk Anderson and wife
Rebecca, Kathryn Diana Underriner, Mallory Kay Anderson, and Keaton Daniel
Juanita Alice Jarvis
Services for Juanita Alice Jarvis, 92, of Kaufman, were held Dec. 9, 2011,
at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Scurry with burial following at Laurel Land
Dallas Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Anderson
Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp.
Jarvis was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Fort Worth to Vera Roden and Frank Nelson
and died Dec. 6, 2011, in Kaufman,
She enjoyed crocheting and playing dominoes.
She worked at Texas Instruments for more than 20 years and also volunteered
at Kaufman Presbyterian Hospital as a pink lady.
When she was younger she raced in the roller derby and enjoyed dancing.
Jarvis was a long-time member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Scurry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her spouse of 28 years, Joseph
James Jarvis; and sisters Verna Mae Keith and Ima Jean Smith.
Those left to celebrate her life are sons Dennis Jarvis and wife Sharon of
Becker; Tom Jarvis of Dallas; and John Jarvis and wife Tina of Kilgore;
daughters Janis Poor and husband Virgle of Kemp; and Phyllis Copeland and
husband Earnest of Scurry; as well as 15 grandchildren and 42 great
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church
building fund or a charity of your choice.
Charles Wesley McEuen, 47, of Dallas, died Dec. 1, 2011, in Dallas.
He spent many summers at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points and enjoyed
attending the annual Aley picnic.
He was known for his great sense of humor and bringing a smile to your face.
McEuen enjoyed playing guitar and drums as well as fishing. He also enjoyed
learning about and raising pigeons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Patsy and Arch McEuen and aunt,
Velma Faye Howard.
Survivors include his brother, Michael McEuen, of Dallas; nieces Michelle
McEuen and April McEuen, of Dallas; special friend Carson Montgomery of
Dallas; friends Paula Helton and Gina Blanton and a special dog, “Cash
Services for Betty J. Matthews Inmon, 84, were held Dec. 7, at the First
United Methodist Church, Malakoff with the Rev. Charles Kimble officiating.
Inmon was born on May 8, 1927, in Trinidad, to Marion Almeda McCool and
James Melton Williams and died Dec. 4, 2011, in Athens.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She married her sweetheart, Travis Matthews, Feb. 14, 1946. They were
married 39 years until his death.
During that time she and her husband were the founders of Caney Cove Resort
in Caney City on Cedar Creek Lake.
Inmon continued to manage the property until her retirement in 2002. She was
also a hairdresser for 20 years.
On June 26, 1986, she married J.J. (Sonny) Inmon. She and Sonny were married
for 22 years and enjoyed working together at Caney Cove, and traveling
Inmon was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Travis L.
Matthews, husband J.J. (Sonny) Inmon, and stepson James Inmon.
Survivors include her son, Lamar Matthews and wife Donna of Caney City;
daughter Melinda Watson and husband Charlie of Caney City; son Roderick
Matthews and wife Carol of Richardson; stepdaughter Donna Burton and husband
Carl of Bullard; stepdaughter-in-law Jymie Carol Hawley of Kerens; sister
Geraldine Scroggins of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers Charles Williams of
Houston, James Williams of Denver, Colo., Wayne Williams of Austin and Harry
Williams of Beaumont; grandchildren Kim Terzis and husband Ted of Cross
Roads, Guy Monroe of Caney City, Joshua Matthews of Malakoff, Julie Gates
and husband Brian of Allen, Jill and husband Jeremiah of Allen;
step-grandchildren James Inmon, Jillian Reaves, Jennifer Warren, Jamie
Woodall, Stephanie Roy, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Colby Martin, Zachary Edmonds, Taylor Gates, Joshua
Matthews, James Inmon, Kevin Scroggins and Ted Terzis. Honorary pallbearers
are Guy Monroe and Tanner Martin.
Services for James Mitchell Hutcherson were held Dec. 4, 2011, at the
Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Burial followed at Malakoff Cemetery
with Brother Ron Huckabee officiating.
Hutcherson was born on Aug. 5, 1956, in New Braunfels, to Elizabeth Thomas
and James Hutcherson and died Nov. 30, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He was an employee at Metal Mart for 17 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of two years, Mary, of Gun Barrel City; daughter
Jamie and husband Keith Wheeler; sons James Aaron and wife Amiee Hutcherson,
Robert Davis Jr., Martin Davis, Terry Davis; brother Tim Hutcherson; sister
Carol Nauert and 15 grandchildren.
Graveside services for Shirlene Sutton, 53, of Gun Barrel City, were held
Nov. 26, 2011, at Tool Cemetery with Rev Wayne Pitchford officiating under
the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home.
Sutton was born May 24, 1958, to the home of Shirley Lee Hunsaker Benton and
Roland Edward Benton and died at her home on Nov. 24, 2011.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth (Kenny) Sutton, children Roland
Benton II, Daniel Smith and wife Amber; sister Teresa Wall and husband
William, Paula Johnson and husband Roy Sanchez, seven grandchildren and
numerous other family members and many friends.