Services for Donna Hastings, 50, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 10, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Ragsdale officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hastings was born Sept. 7, 1959, in Dallas and died Dec. 7, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Zachary Miller.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1995, and was Baptist by faith.
She was a great mother and loved her boys. She was a big hearted person and a cowgirl who loved the Dallas Cowboys.
Survivors include her mother Ruby P. Miller, Kemp; sons Kristopher Hastings, Gun Barrel City; Kevin Hastings, Gilmer; and Kenneth Hastings, Gun Barrel City; sisters Malessa Adamson and husband James, Sulphur Springs; and Latrell Bush and husband David, Kemp; fiancee Rick Garrett, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Andrew, Trinton, Landon and Arianna Hastings, Seven Points.
Graveside memorial services for James Dexter “Jim” Browning, 73, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 18, 2009, at Resthaven Memorial Park, 5700 W. 7th (State Highway 31 West), Corsicana, with Kerry Clark officiating. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at his home in Gun Barrel City.
Browning was born March 7, 1936, in Tyler and died Nov. 29, 2009, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village after a courageous and long-fought battle with emphysema.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years Glenda Carrol Crabbe Browning and his parents, Edna and Clayton Browning of Tyler.
He graduated in 1954 from Tyler High School.
He began his meatpacking career at Tyler Packing Company and continued at Dallas City Packing and Kaufman Packing.
He changed his career to his lifelong dream of being a cowboy, moving his family to Prairieville in 1967.
He raised cattle and horses, farmed hay fields, participated in rodeos with his wife and son and rode proudly with the Tri-County Riding Club for a number of years.
In 1976, he moved to Seven Points and worked for Corsicana Meat Packing Company.
In 1983, he moved to Corsicana and began his business, JB Enterprises, buying and selling eccentric beef products and other commodities.
He retired from the Corsicana Daily Sun in 2000, and returned to Cedar Creek Lake and enjoyed relating old cowboy stories, jokes, growing-up stories and a little “bs” to his attentive family members and friends.
He enjoyed the view from his back porch, and we all remember his great sense of humor, wonderful smile and good cooking, especially his barbecue baby back ribs.
May our cowboy forever ride in peace.
He was cared for with loving attention by Dr. Kent Rogers and the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. The family is most grateful for this attention.
Survivors include his daughter Kari Nelson and husband Cody, Purdon; son Karl Browning and wife Panda, Mabank; grandsons Kory and Kolton Browning; sister Judy Braswell and husband Jim, Gun Barrel City; and a multitude of loving, caring, extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital www.tsrhc.org or The American Lung Association.
Services for Cindy Rountree, 57, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 12, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Smith officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Rountree was born Sept. 17, 1952, in Athens and died Dec. 7, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 25 years and attended Lakeview Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her husband Ronny Rountree, Gun Barrel City; sons Chad Brigdon and wife Karen, Fort Knox, Ky.; Clint Brigdon, Dallas; and Kirk Miller and wife Nicole, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren Trenton, Kayla, Brooklyn and Cody Hopkins and Dyan Bobbitt; sisters Starlyn Jeffcoat, Canton; and Peggy Adams, Tool; mother Rachel Osbon, Canton; and daughter Tanya Humphrey.
Services for Paul Douglas Moore, 55, Trinidad, were held Dec. 12, 2009, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Will Kowarsch and Dan Gleason officiating.
Interment will take place in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2009.
Moore was born Feb. 20, 1954, in Dallas to Betty Chaney and Owen Moore and died Dec. 8, 2009, in Trinidad.
He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers and twin sons.
He worked for Christian Camp Services for the Blind. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled Americans.
Survivors include his wife Theresa Moore; mother Betty Moore; daughter Crystal Moore; son Ethan Moore; brothers Curtis Moore and Glen Moore; grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services for Robert Ervin Thornton, 81, Kemp, were held Dec. 9, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Revs. Byron Jones and John Libeday officiating. Interment followed at the Kemp City Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home.
Thornton was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Henderson County to Marie Reeves and Jesse Clyde Thornton and died Dec. 6, 2009.
He worked for Dallas Power and Light Company for more than 27 years and also sold cars.
He enjoyed interacting with people and never met a stranger. He had been a member of First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City since 1988.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years Laverne Thornton; sons Jeff Thornton and wife Mary, Tool; and Robert Douglas Thornton and wife Virginia, Lompoc, Calif.; daughter Debbie Mitchell and husband Ken, Kemp; grandchildren Jessica Thornton Coombs, Christina Marie Capehart, Donna Thornton French, Jeffrey Thornton, Cheryl Thornton Gravatt, Levi Thornton, Carly Thornton and Lara Thornton Tucker; great-grandchildren Dell Geneva, Lauryl and Emma French, Ashley, Kyle and Katlyn Gravatt, Jason Thornton, Eliane Thornton, Chelsea Turner, Savannah Tucker, Talitha, Alexis, Jaydyn, Ariel and Mylah Coombs; great-great-granddaughter Kaylee Turner; numerous nieces, nephews plus a host of family and friends.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City Giving to Grow Fund, 522 W. Main Street, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.
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