Obituaries

     
    Sylvia Holbrook
Services for Sylvia Holbrook, 60, Kemp, were held Dec. 22, 2006, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel.
Holbrook passed away Dec. 18, 2006, in Dallas. She was born July 29, 1946, in Dallas to John Harvey and Emma Wray Meggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wayne Holbrook.
She was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church of Kemp and the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by her sons, Kevin Holbrook and wife Natasha, Austin; Chad Holbrook and wife Connie St. Louis, Mo.; and Jason Holbrook and wife Keri of Houston; daughter Cammie Baxter and husband Garner of Frisco; sister Susan Meggs of Houston; mother Pauline Meggs of Duncanville; and nine grandchildren.

Bette Huddleston
Services for Bette Huddleston, 70, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 19, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Huddleston was born May 7, 1936, in Dallas and died Dec. 15, 2006, in Tyler.
Previously of Irving, she had lived in Gun Barrel City since 1985 and owned and operated a self-storage business. She loved dancing, fishing, playing slot machines and being with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Bob Huddleston, Gun Barrel City; sons Doug Huddleston and wife Suzanne, Sonora; and Ken Huddleston, Irving; granddaughter Sara Carter and husband Michael, Dallas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

James Betts
Services for James Betts, Kemp, were held Dec. 18, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with the Rev. Jim Renfro, Kelly Betts and Tommy Ham officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
James Edward Betts was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was born in Cass County May 31, 1927. He went home to be with his Lord at the age of 79.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years Carol Jean Betts; daughter Kimberly Amos and husband Al of League City; sons Keith Betts of Athens; Kelly Betts and wife Rachel of Kemp; eight grandchildren, Carson, Briana, Skylar, Tristyn, Trey, Kaden Tryce, Matthew and Grace; brother John D. Betts and wife Kim of Mineola; sisters Juanita Bingham of Terrell, Catherine Baker of Euless, and Shirley Caldwell of Quinlan; and a host of other relatives and many, many friends.
Betts was preceded in death by his father Louis Betts; mother Bessie Ensley; step-father Jimmy Upchurch; brother Son Betts; sisters Mildred Baker and Ray Baker; and grandson Colton Betts.
Betts married Carol Jean Dosier Dec. 26, 1958. Bettts worked in concrete and construction in and around Dallas until 1969, when he began Betts Backhoe Service.
He and his family lived in Dallas until 1971, when they moved to Kemp. After many years of driving to the Metroplex area for work, he decided to begin working around the Cedar Creek Lake area.
He expanded his business to include installation and maintenance of septic tank systems.
In 1976, he expanded his business, creating Betts Pump Service, and being a man of his word proved to be the key to his success. He loved working and helping others. This gave him almost as much joy as his grandchildren.
He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. Betts was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and will be missed, but remembered forever.
Pallbearers were Joe Chambless, George Strain, Ernie Chavez, Jimmie Philpot, Mike Brantley, Charles Culver, Larry Snell and Eric Keahey.
Honorary pallbearers were B. R. Frankum, Otis Ball, Cliff Elston, Allen Stanford, Phil Jordan, James Greathouse, Tom Dosier and Ray Bailey.