Services for James Kent Creecy, 70, will be held at a later date.
Creecy was born March 13, 1941, in Dallas, to Reubine and James Fred Creecy
and died Dec. 20, 2011.
He married Mary Elizabeth Wood on Oct. 12, 1967, in Mont Belvieu.
Creecy received his bachelor’s degree in business from Baylor University in
Waco and his master’s degree in business from the University of California
He worked for Exxon Oil Company in both Texas and New York before moving in
1969 to Kemp to work at the First National Bank.
He retired in 2007 and found a surprise second career as an adjunct
professor of economics at Trinity Valley Community College.
This new profession allowed him to combine his love of storytelling with his
expertise of economics.
Creecy accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at First Baptist
Church of Kemp.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Kaufman since 2000 and
served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include daughters Trona Jurden and husband Jerry of Wylie, Melinda
Polk and husband Jimmy of Kemp; son Ken Nguyen and wife Thuy of Allen and
Jeff and wife Dee of Dallas; grandchildren Kara, Kaylee, Ellie, Lizzy,
Molly, Cameron, Hannah, Micah, and Emma; sister Susan Dunn.
Services for John T. “Shine” Summerall, Jr., 87, of Tool, were held Dec. 22,
2011, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, with interment following.
Summerall was born Aug. 4, 1924, to Evie “Tib” and John T. Summerall, Sr.,
of Tool, and died peacefully at his home Dec. 20, 2011.
Summerall was a lifelong Democrat, loved his country, Texas, his family and
friends, bull riding, baseball (but not the Yankees), his community, fixing
fences, Chevrolet, and animals.
His word was his bond, he pulled no punches, and he finished everything he
Summerall served his country during World War II, participated in D-Day, and
fought the war to its final conclusion.
After the war, he returned to Texas, reared his family and worked cattle to
the end of his long life.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his daughters Delilah Wardrum and her husband Ken, Diana
Melcher and her husband Jeff, Debbie Fain and her husband Wes; son John
David Summerall and his wife, Glenda, and many grandchildren.
Elvis Wells Sr.
Services for Elvis Duncan Wells Sr., 69, of Burleson, were held Dec. 23,
2011, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Michael Postell
Wells was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Gilmer, to Dora Catherine Brandon and
Duncan Wells and died Dec. 19, 2011.
He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a manager for Minyards Grocery for
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Pam, and brothers Tilman
and Buddy Wells.
Survivors include sons Elvis Wells Jr. and his wife, Dawn, Chad Wells and
his wife, Jlynn, Vernon Wells; sister Katie Calhoun; brother Danny Wells;
grandchildren Austin Duncan and Macie Gayle Wells and Emilie Harvey.
Services for Francisco Javier Meza, 60, of Crescent Heights, were held Dec.
15, 2011, at Crescent Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Huckabee
and Mix Williams officiating.
He was born Aug. 23, 1951, in Palau, Coah, Mexico to Franciska Ariaf Meza
and Hasus Dias and died at his home Dec. 19, 2011.
Meza had been a resident of Malakoff 36 years, where he owned and operated
Meza Septic Tank Services from 1983 until 1994.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jesus Meza Arias, and
sisters Bertha Meza Arias and Dora Alicia Meza Arias.
Survivors include Judy Sue Meza, Malakoff; children LaLisa Rodrigues and
Paul Hyland, Lake Fork, Becky Stokes and Danny, Mike Racker and April, Noah
Wheeler and Cindy, all of Malakoff; brothers Efrain Meza Arias, Mexico;
Fidencio Meza, Neodesha, Kan.; sisters Ramiro Meza, Mario Meza, Serigoerman
Meza, all of Mexico; grandchildren Charles Rodrigues, LaLisa Rodrigues,
Julie Wells, Michelle Schellenberger, Melissa Wheeler, Ryan Wheeler, Meghan
Rodrigues, Jessica Marsh, Stephani Marsh, Brandon Marsh, Frances Racker;
great-grandchildren Tatum Rodrigues, Kasen Miller, Camdyn Rodrigues, Kaylee
Wheeler, Haylee Wells, Justice Wells, Brooklyn Schellenberger, Kyle Marsh,
Eric Marsh, Katelyn Marsh, Emma Marsh and Realyn Marsh.
Services for Jimmie Lou Webb, 70, of Kemp, were held Dec. 22, 2011, at
Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Burial followed at Shiloh
Webb was born May, 18, 1941, in Styx, to Luella Hallum Hice and J.B Webb and
died Dec. 20, 2011, in Kemp.
She graduated from Kemp High School in 1959 and retired from Aetna Insurance
after many years.
Webb was preceded in death by her parents and step father Nolan Belcher.
Survivors include son Curtis Webb and wife Sherry of Kemp; grandsons Josh
Webb and Brian Taylor both of Kemp; granddaughters Ashley Webb and husband
Jon Boyd of Centerville, Amber Webb of Mabank, Amanda Rogers of Teague;
sister Linda Haley and husband Melvin of Kemp; brother Porter Belcher of
Mabank; six great-grandchildren.
Condolences can be made at
Services for Reverend Alcides Lozano, 91, Savannah, Ga., were held Dec. 23,
2011, at First Baptist Church in Mabank with interment at Elm Grove
Lozano was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Chorrera, Panama, to Teresa Lozano and
Pablo Rodriguez and died Dec. 18, 2011.
Lozano pastored the First Baptist Church of Chorrera, Panama, for 40 years,
the executive secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention in Panama and the
president of the Southern Baptist Convention in Panama.
He was a very loving family man with strong unmoving faith in the Lord. He
was very influential in the lives of many in the country of Panama. He will
be deeply missed by many.
Lozano was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Cristina Lozano; son Zuriel Lozano and wife Kim
of Colorado; daughter Jeniba Dart and husband Randy of Savannah, Ga.;
grandchildren Jaden Lozano and Jessie Dart; nine siblings, many other loving
family members and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at
Services for William Hodges, 47, of Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 23,
2011, at Eubank Memorial Chapel.
Hodges was born May 8, 1964, in Dallas, to Dorothy Sue Rumble and Joe
Charles Hodges and died Dec. 18, 2011.
Hodges was an avid pool player and won numerous tournaments. He also loved
to sing karaoke.
For the past seven years he worked for the city of Dallas. He will be
greatly missed by his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Nicholas Hodges.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, of Gun Barrel City; children Kerri
Irby of Log Cabin, Corey Hodges of Gun Barrel City, Corwin Hodges of Seven
Points, Heather Hodges of Gun Barrel City, Haylie Hodges of Gun Barrel City;
grandchildren Serenity Irby and Cecilia Irby; sister Theresa Knab of
A personal tribute may be made online at