Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
  Marty Webb
Memorial services for Marty Monroe Webb, 38, were held Dec. 17, 2007, at the Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home with Kenneth Hensley officiating.
Webb was born Dec. 10, 1969, in Lancaster to Jewel and Monroe Webb and died Dec. 14, 2007, in Balch Springs. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Clara and Charlie Webb and Opal and Charlie Cupp, grandfather Leon Cornelius and uncle Johnny Webb.
He worked in construction.
Survivors include his daughter Autumn Tucker, Mabank; mother Jewell McLemore and husband J.D., Eustace; father Monroe Webb, Palestine; sisters Sherry Webb, Eustace; Marlana Sands and husband Chris, Canton; Theresa McGuire, Mesquite; Dana Cardwell and husband Creighton, Eustace; aunts Judy Elliot and husband Larry, Tool; and Debbie Fuller, Eustace; five nephews; four nieces; six grandnephews; and two grandnieces; other friends and relatives.

Cooper Matthews
Services for Cooper P. Chet Matthews, 83, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 17, 2007, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Williams was born March 19, 1924, in Morley, Mo., and died Dec. 14, 2007, in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents Agnes and Chesley Matthews and a son Steven Matthews.
Previously of Arlington, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for 17 years. He was an insurance broker for Matthews Insurance Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tool and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Matthews, Gun Barrel City; daughters Paula Little, Houston; and Starla Matthews, San Diego, Calif.; brother Harold Farmer, Grand Prairie; sister Laverne Gross, Jackson, Mo.; stepsons Billy Don Farley, Murchison; Walter L. Ellwood Jr. and wife Connie, Allen; and Herbert Allen Ellwood and wife Shannon, Las Vegas, Nev.; stepdaughter Tracy Willis, Pearl River, La.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Frances Horton
Mass of Christian Burial services for Frances Jones Horton, 81, Kemp, were held Dec. 17, 2007, in the St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City with Father Francis ODowd as celebrant. Recitation of the Rosary was Dec. 16, 2007, in the church. Interment was in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Horton was born June 15, 1926, in St. Joseph, Mo., to the late Ester Woodard and Asa Jones and died Dec. 14, 2007, in Kemp. She was preceded in death by her husband Lyman Lee Horton July 2, 1980, daughter Donna Weir, Jan. 5, 1995, and sisters Mildred Williams, Ethel Johnston, Helen Silvey, Beatrice Morris and brother Harry Jones.
She was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include children Linda Wood, Kearney, Mo.; Mary Gautney and husband Bill, Kemp; Patty Hall, Kemp; Duane Horton and wife Shelly, Kemp; William Horton and wife Melba, Kemp; and Michael Horton and wife Rebecca, Kemp; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sister Vivian Gasper, St. Joseph, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Jeffery Gautney, Christopher Horton, Clayton Horton, Russ Jacobs, Jason Hanson, Paul Zylan and Cody Hamilton.

Lena Mae Greenhaw
Services for Lena Mae Greenhaw, 93, Kemp, were held Dec. 14, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Pastor James Martin officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery in Kemp.
Greenhaw was born July 18, 1914, in Aley to the late Amanda Jane and Samuel David Henson and died Dec. 11, 2007, in Kemp. She was preceded in death by her husband John Edward Greenhaw and her parents.
She was a member of Eastern Star and the Kemp Church of Christ. She retired from Bonds Department Store where she worked in sales.
Survivors include her son Harold L. Greenhaw, Kemp; daughter Donna Greenhaw Holder, Kemp; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Cynthia Abbott
Graveside services for Cynthia Mae Bateman Abbott, 85, were held Dec. 18, 2007, in Athens Cemetery under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Bateman died Dec. 14, 2007. She was preceded in death by husband Emmett Abbott and sons Ronald and Raymond Abbott.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her granddaughter Rhonda Abbott; grandson Jeff Abbott and great-granddaughter Breely Greenhaw.
 

 

Glenda Calverley
Services for Glenda F. Calverley, 75, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 19, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Carrol McBride officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Calverley was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Rosebud and died Dec. 16, 2007, in Athens.
She had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 25 years and was of the Assembly of God faith. She was in trucking and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her son John G. DeSanto, Gun Barrel City; sister Phyllis Rauch, Carlsbad, N.M.; brothers Dillard McBride, Temple; and Carrol McBride, Coppell; and grandson Duke DeSanto, Gun Barrel City.

Lesley Cross
Services for Lesley Morris Cross, 75, were held Dec. 13, 2007, at South Park Baptist Church with the Revs. Mel Hooten and Don Kennedy officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Cross was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Paris to Ela Harmon and J.B. Cross and died Dec. 10, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jack and Kenneth Ray Cross.
He was a retired contractor in water management utility and construction business. He was a member of South Park Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years Virgie; children Les Jr. and wife Cindy; Tommy and wife Mary; Pam Duke and husband Harold; and Theresa Tarno and husband Monte; six granddaughters; two grandsons; one great-grandson; brother Billy Jo Cross; sisters Kathryn Squier, Opal French and Shirley Graham.

Dorothy Gorka
Services for Dorothy Carroll Gorka will be held at a later date.
Gorka was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Ellen Tepper and Charles McConnell and died Dec. 6, 2007, in Terrell. She was preceded in death by a sister Margaret Bright.
She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. She was an airplane mechanic in the WAVES. She married Frank Gorka May 1, 1954.
Survivors include her husband Frank Gorka Sr., Kemp; daughter Denise Cregan, Kemp; son Frank Gorka Jr., Kemp; grandchildren Nicole Swanson, Julia Gorka and Kimberly Gorka; great-grandchildren Jacob and Andrew Swanson; brothers Charles McConnell, LaGrange, Ill.; and Robert McConnell, Mississippi.

D.G. Snowden
Services for D.G. Snowden, 86, Mabank, were held Dec. 19, 2007, at the
Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker and Cameron Tucker officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Snowden was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Anderson County and died Dec. 16, 2007, in Mabank.
Previously of Sweeny, he was raised in Tool, and had resided in Mabank since 1984. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank. He retired from Conoco Phillips in 1983 and was a boiler maker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of the Roddy Masonic Lodge No. 734.
Survivors include his wife Juanita Snowden, Mabank; sons Gerald Snowden and wife Kathleen, Hideaway; and Thomas A. Snowden and wife Monica, Plano; daughter Deanna Hackney and husband Chuck, Benbrook; grandchildren John Snowden, Reagan Snowden, Schuylar German and Thomas C. Snowden; great-grandchildren Peyton Snowden and Falyin German; sisters Iveta Tucker, Garland; Iris Dixon, Edge; and Joann Lowery, Jefferson.
Pallbearers were Bill Crow, Maxie McNew and Darryl Fulfer.

James Brockhoff
Memorial services for James William Brockhoff, 69, Malakoff, will be held at a later date at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Brockhoff was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Bowling Green, Ky., to the late Nora Louise Ikerd and Forrest Brockhoff and died Dec. 15, 2007, in Caney City.
He married Gloria Brockhoff March 14, 1964, in Leavenworth, Kan. He was a warehouse manager and a member of the American Legion Post 0307, Kerens.
He was an Air Force veteran ALCC E-4 from Jan. 6, 1960, to Oct. 5, 1964.
Survivors include his sons James William Brockhoff Jr., Galveston; and Robert Wade, Malakoff; brother Roger and wife Fran Brockhoff, Goshen, Ind.