Obituaries

     
    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 grader 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, Kaufman; Charles Sillavan, Seagoville; 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.

Dorothy E. Hanner
Services for Dorothy E. Hanner, 87, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 18, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. David Nottingham officiating. Burial was in Ebeneezer Cemetery in Pittsburg.
Hanner was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Grand Prairie and died Dec. 15, 2006, in Athens.
Previously of Dallas, she had lived in Gun Barrel City since 1974 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband John Robert Hanner, Gun Barrel City; daughter Barbara Jo Cox and husband Troyles, Gun Barrel City; sons Herbert Virgil Nethery and wife Bonnie, Hinkley, Calif.; and Charles Norman Nethery and wife Melva, Dallas; stepson John Hanner and wife Elaine, Orange; stepdaughters Mildred Woods and husband Bill, Fallon, Nev.; and Mary Morris, Garland; sisters Catherine Pass, Waco; Trilby Wray, Rockwall; and Wanda Reid, Mesquite; three generations of grandchildren.

Doris Kirksey
Services for Doris Margaret Kirksey, 83, were held Dec. 16, 2006, at Tomlinson Funeral Chapel in Seven Points with Bro. Bob Parry officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Kirksey was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Dallas and died Dec. 14, 2006, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert and daughter Clara Smith.
Survivors include her brothers David Russell, Tyler; Robert Russell, Amarillo; son-in-law Paul Smith, DeSoto; granddaughter Phyllis and husband Scott Stallings, Gun Barrel City; grandsons Robert and Mark Smith, DeSoto; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

John Rand
Services for John Edmond Rand, 88, were held Dec. 17, 2006, at the Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman with R.J. Stevens, Tim Stevens and Greg Richards officiating. Burial was in Fox Cemetery.
Rand was born Sept. 30, 1918, in the Rand Community to Lorena and Charles Herman Rand and died Dec. 14, 2006, in a Kaufman hospital.
He lived all his life in the Rand Community. He operated the Cartwright Gin in the Cartwright Community and was a farmer and rancher. At one time he served as an evangelist at the Church of Christ in the Rand Community. Most recently, he was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ. He married Lorene Edwards Nov. 24, 1936, in Grand Saline.
Survivors include his wife Lorene, Kaufman; sons Jimmy, Freddy and Danny Rand, all of Kaufman; and David Rand, Kemp; daughters Eydie Huddleston, Mesquite; sisters Ruth Copeland and Erma Sue Harwell; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Willie Mason
Services for Willie A. Case Mason, 78, Eustace, were held Dec. 18, 2006, at the Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrell Johnston and Frank Sizemore officiating.
Burial was in Tool Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mason was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Dallas and died Dec. 14, 2006, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents Laxton Thomas and Roselie Augusta Tucker Case, brothers Laxton Case Jr. and Charles A. Case, and husband Willie Mason.
Previously of Dallas, she lived in Eustace since 1973 and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons Joseph and Paul Mason, both of Emory; Daniel Mason, Gun Barrel City; and Michael Mason, Athens; daughter Barbara Taylor Marrs, Mabank; sisters Georgia Lee Mays and Mai Ann McCann, both of Dallas; many grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, family and friends.