Obituaries

     
    Carl Boriack
Carl Pflueger Boriack was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Hamilton to the Rev. Carl T. and Evelyn Boriack neé Pflueger and died Dec. 6, 2006.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years Dorothy L. Boriack; children Pamela Holland and C. Phillip Boriack; grandchildren Alyssa and Brad Starnes, Jessica and Patrick Maddocks, Jamie and Uriel Aleman and Joni Boriack; great-grandchildren, Breanna, Colby and Emma Starnes and Elena Boriack; sister Sherry Lauridsen and husband Bob.
Boriack founded Boriack Interiors in 1971, which continues as a thriving business throughout Texas.
He has many friends and loved ones that will remember him with fondness and respect.
He was a life long member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church with his last congregation being St. Peter Lutheran Church in Gun Barrel City.
Throughout his life, he was a living example of Christian attitude and life. He lived his life with honor, dignity and integrity.
With his long battle with diabetes and renal failure, Boriack continued to be an example of “never giving up” and continued to take care of his family.
Pallbearers were grandsons Patrick Maddocks and Uriel Aleman, nephews Stan Shaw Jr., Karl Longacre, Shannon Griffin and Matt Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert Longacre, Stan Shaw Sr. and Bob Lauridsen.
Services were held Dec. 9, 2006, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 130 Luther Lane, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156. Burial was in Little Bethel Memorial park in Duncanville under the direction of Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp.
Please direct all memorials to St. Peter Lutheran Church, reference Carl Boriack.

Edith Godwin
Services were held for Edith Godwin, 94, Kemp, Dec. 2, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with the Rev. Royce Riley officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
Godwin was born Edith Geneva Bernice Briggs Aug. 30, 1912, daughter of Tom and Stella (Rife) Briggs and died in Mabank Nov. 29, 2006.
She had been a member of the Aley Methodist Church since 1955 and was a devoted wife and mother and a helpful member of the community.
She was known for cooking custards and taking them to people who weren’t feeling well.
She married Carl “Buck” Godwin Feb. 19, 1932. He preceded her in death in 1988. Also preceding her were parents Tom and Stella Briggs, grandchild Charles Glen Godwin, great-grandchild Kaleb Godwin, brothers Charlie Briggs and Bud Briggs and sister Helen Massie.
Survivors include son Glynn Godwin, Houston; daughters Jo Ann Godwin Kelley and husband Lex, Arlington; and Linda Godwin Carter and husband Carl, Mabank; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; 14 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren; sister Ruby Perkins, Kemp; special friends Lola Tidwell, Martha McCullum and Leroy Benton; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other friends.
Pallbearers were Rick Godwin, Mark Johannesen, Brandon Stairs, Kevin Carter, Kenneth Kelley and Justin Marcellus.

Barbara Roberson
Memorial services were held for Barbara Lynn “Bobbie” Roberson, 73, Gun Barrel City, Dec. 9, 2006, at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City with Dennis Woods officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Athens.
Roberson was born June 8, 1933, in Robstown, to Wilbur and Corinne Gallman and died Dec. 6, 2006, in Athens.
She grew up in Robstown and moved to Henderson County in 1995. She was a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include her son Larry Roberson, Gun Barrel City; daughters Gina Roberson, Buchanan, Tenn.; Lynita Hosman, Omaha, Neb.; and Sandra Gail Humphrey, Camden, Tenn.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mike O’Connor
Services for Mike O’Connor, 52, Mabank, were held Dec. 13, 2006, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with Father Anthony McLaughlin officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery.
O’Connor was born April 30, 1954, in Ilion, N.Y. and died Dec. 10, 2006, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his wife Deanne E. Dyslin O’Connor, and a brother Brian P. O’Connor.
He was an electrician and had lived in Mabank for the past 13 years.
Survivors include his daughters Lise’ M. O’Connor Boss and husband Troy S., Rome, N.Y.; Desiree E. O’Connor, Mabank; Katie L. O’Connor, Lake Dallas; and Tiffany M. O’Connor, Mabank; sons Dustin E. O’Connor, Mabank; and Michael F. O’Connor, Mabank; grandchildren, Dustin E. O’Connor and Michael F. O’Connor, both of Mabank; parents Francis T. and Anne O’Connor, Ilion, N.Y.; brothers Kevin M. O’Connor, Liverpool, N.Y.; Thomas F. O’Connor and Patrick J. O’Connor, both of Ilion, N.Y.; and sister Christine Wellenstein, Schuyler, N.Y.

Tommie Ruth Green
Tommie Ruth Green passed away in Kaufman Dec. 10, 2006.
Services were held Dec. 13, 2006, at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman with interment in DFW National Cemetery.
Green was born in Haskell Oct. 6, 1932, to Ralph and Tommie Robertson Knight.
She was raised in Dallas where she worked for Gordon’s Jewelers as a store manager for fifteen years.
She moved to Mabank in 1994 and was a member of the Baptist Church.
July 4, 1981, she married Johnny Green in Kaufman.
Survivors include her husband Johnny of Dallas; sons Terry Jordan of Grand Saline, Tim Jordan of Crandall, Jack Green of Dallas, John Lee Green of Mabank and Rick Green of Eustace, daughters Charlene Partney of Ola, Diane Strain of Seagoville, Melonhey Davis of Mabank, Dana Vance of Mabank and Deb Green of Dallas; sister Barbara Hamill of Waxahachie; 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.
Services were held Dec. 13, 2006, at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman with interment in DFW National Cemetery.

T.V. Henson
Memorial services for T.V. Henson, 92, Kemp, were held Dec. 11, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Revs. Jim Addison and George Corder officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Henson was born March 7, 1914, in Odom and died Dec. 7, 2006, in Kemp.
He was a trader operator and owner of Henson Sand and Gravel. He was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Kemp. He grew up in Mabank and moved to Kemp in 1985.
Survivors include his wife Virginia Henson, Kemp; sons Thomas Victor Henson, Carrollton; John Sillavan, Waxahachie; John Sillavan, Kaufman; and Frank Sillavan, Kaufman; daughters Jane Sims, Greenville; Frances Flowers, Texarkana; and Cristyn Baker, Bynum; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Jack Reagan
Memorial services for Jack Wendall Reagan, 71, Kemp, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 23, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Kemp with Pastor Bill McMullan officiating under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Reagan was born March 8, 1935, in Terrell to Thomas and Louise Massey Ragan.
He grew up in Terrell and Los Angeles, Calif. He later moved to Kemp in 1990 and worked for the Kemp Independent School District and the First Baptist Church of Kaufman. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kemp.
He married Kathy Wilson in October of 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy of Kemp; son James Reagan of Kemp; daughters Jacklyn Reagan of Denton; Melissa Wilson of Kemp; and Rachel Wilson of Emory; brothers Billy Joe Ragan of Kemp and Lee Ragan of California; many other relatives and friends.

William Jennings
Services for William Warren Jennings, 96, Kaufman, were held Dec. 10, 2006, at Grace Christian Church in Kaufman with Dr. Philip Chacko officiating. Burial was in Kaufman Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Jennings was born June 17, 1910, in Kaufman and died Dec. 8, 2006, in Kaufman.
He was the retired owner operator of Jennings Grocery and was a member of the Grace Christian Church in Kaufman. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the American Legion Post 165 in Kaufman and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3905 in Kaufman.
Survivors include his son Warren Coleman Jennings, daughters Linda Jean Jennings and Ginger Gale Delgado, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family member and many friends.