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  Donald Daugherty Sr.
Services for Donald Eugene Daugherty Sr., 61, Kemp, were held Dec. 23, 2008, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Donald Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp City Cemetery.
Daugherty was born July 6, 1947, in Kaufman County to Minnie M. Price and Clifford F. Daugherty and died Dec. 21, 2008, in Dallas.
He was baptized in the New Heights Missionary Baptist Church, but had recently been attending the First Baptist Church in Forney with his son.
He was preceded in death by his wife Tommie Jean Crocker in March 21, 2000, his father and a brother, James Daugherty.
He married Tommie Jean Crocker in Dallas, Feb. 27, 1965.
Survivors include his son Donald “Donny” Daugherty Jr., Forney; daughter Tammy Coones, Garland; grandchildren Tara Jean and Kelsie Renee Coones; mother Minnie Daugherty; brothers Sonny Daugherty, Canton; Jerry Wayne Daugherty, Forney; Phillip Daugherty, Denton and Chris Daugherty, Arlington; sisters Joan Smith, Seagoville; Doris James, Mesquite; Deloris Luton, Balch Springs; and Patricia Love, Caddo Mills; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Sonny Daugherty, Jerry Wayne Daugherty, Phillip Daugherty, Chris Daugherty, Larry Glass and Billy Irvin.

Lawrence Leeper
A memorial service for Lawrence “Mikey” Leeper, 57, Payne Springs, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Leeper was born March 12, 1951, in Great Bend, Kan., and died Dec. 20, 2008, in Tyler.
Previously of Pueblo, Colo., he had resided in Payne Springs since 1990. He had worked as a service writer for McGilvray and Brinson Ford in Athens and also as a clerk at Westside Hardware in Tool.
He was a member of the Parrot Head Club.
Survivors include his daughters Rhiannon, Pueblo, Colo.; and Dawn Michelle, Pueblo, Colo.; brothers George Robert McClellan, Overland Park, Kan.; Paul Leeper, Amarillo; Stephen Leeper, Dallas; and Bill Leeper, Great Bend, Kan.; sisters Lucie Christiansen, Lebo, Kan.; Mary Louise Carlson, Kansas City, Mo.; and Nancy Buehne, Overland Park, Kans.

James Knisley Jr.
Services for James S. Knisley Jr., 84, Kaufman, were held Dec. 22, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church of Kaufman under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Knisley was born June 27, 1924, in Stroud, Okla., to Nita C. and James S. Knisley and died Dec. 18, 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary Margaret Housewright.
During World War II he was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying the Hump in the China/Burma/India theatre.
He raised his family in Seagraves where he farmed until 1989. He moved to Mabank and then Kaufman in 2005.
He was a loving husband and father, instilling true Christian values, leading by example. He was a voracious reader, avid skier and consummate pilot. He loved to laugh, travel and be in company of friends and family. He will be truly missed.
Survivors include his wife Jonelle; son Jimmy Knisley, Oakes, N.D.; daughters Jeannie Pillow, Seagraves; and Marilyn Rowden, Kaufman; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Grady Bagley
Services for Grady “Jack” Bagley, 91, Tool, were held Dec. 21, 2008, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Leonard Eason officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bagley was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Farmer and died Dec. 18, 2008, in Tool.
He had resided in Tool for the past 35 years and was a member of the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and employed by the Exxon Oil Company. He was a Mason and member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his stepsons Dick Rea, Garland; and Lonnie Rea, Longview; grandsons Chad Rea, Dallas; and Evan Rea, Garland; daughters-in-law Andrea Rae, Garland; and Barbara Bagley, California; niece Barbara Kyle, Houston; and nephew Larry Bagley, Monahans.

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