Services for Lewis Ray Steakley, 69, Kemp, were held Dec. 22, 2009, at
the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with Rev. Dub
Henry officiating. Interment followed in the Baker Cemetery near Kemp
under the direction of Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home.
Steakley was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Borger, to the late Ruth Wilson and
William L. Steakley and died Dec. 19, 2009, at his residence in Tool in
the presence of his loving wife, Glenda.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Ella Mae Steakley,
son Jimmy Steakley and a granddaughter Nicole Steakley.
He was Baptist by faith and married Glenda Day Dec. 18, 1975, in Dallas.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. serving as a tank
commander and firefighter and was a glazier in glass construction for
more than 35 years.
He worked on nearly every building in downtown Dallas. His career also
took him to several places, including Saudi Arabia in the mid 1980’s to
install glass for the Royal Family of Saudi.
After his retirement, he worked construction in the sheet metal industry
along side his brother, Richard.
During his career he served as the Business Agent for Glaziers Local
No.1837 for many years.
He also was a member of the Elks Lodge for numerous years. He loved the
Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers and was very devoted to and loved his
entire family with all of his heart.
Survivors include his wife Glenda, Tool; daughters Carla Richards and
her husband David, Kemp; Patty Reed and husband Terry, Kemp; and Diane
Day and companion Willie Moore, Payne Springs; sons, Raymond Steakley
and wife Shannon, Mabank; Billy Steakley and wife Lisa, Louisiana; Bobby
Day and wife Michelle, Kemp; Mike Day and wife Lori, Kaufman; and Mark
Steakley, Kemp; 18 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother
Richard Steakley and wife Sharon, Mesquite; and niece Laurie Helm and
husband Jason, Forney; as well as numerous other friends and relatives.
Pallbearers were Trey Steakley, Cody Reed, Kyle Steakley, Jeffrey Reed,
Billy Wayne Steakley, Kory Steakley, Kevin Day, Dylan Day and Blake
Hazelip. Honorary pallbearers were Travis Pitts, Warren Wade and Danny
Memorial services for George Blaine, 88, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec.
21, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with pastor
Byron Jones officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek
Funeral Home in Mabank.
Blaine was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Joplin, Mo. to Ethyl and Walter Blaine
and died Dec. 18, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jim and Bob and sister
He graduated from the Central High School in Tulsa, Okla. in 1939. He
married Betty Jo Nations Nov. 22, 1941.
He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, having graduated
from Officer Training School as a second lieutenant.
He achieved the rank of Captain as a flight instructor and trained as a
pilot on B-17 and B-29 bombers at Stockton, Calif. before the war ended.
He spent his business career in sales of oil field equipment, and in
1989 formed his own company, Blaine Dynamometer Services.
After retirement, he and his wife relocated to Gun Barrel City to be
near their son John and his wife, Pam.
Betty and George Blaine were active members of First Baptist Church in
Gun Barrel City, where he delighted in singing in the Hallelujah and
Survivors include his wife, Betty; sons Jim and John; daughter-in-law
Pam; and a host of friends.
Services for Martha Baker, 87, Seven Points, were held Dec. 30, 2009, at
the Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. Pat Satery officiating. Burial was
in King Cemetery in Aley under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in
Baker was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Kaufman County to Hattie Blanche Hunt
and Ivon Burches Jones and died Dec. 26, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by husband Readus Baker, parents, grandson
Ronald Lynn Baker, sister Bertie Splawn, and brothers Leonard and Andy
She was a member of the Kemp Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She
married Readus Baker March 4, 1942. He died in 1984.
She loved to working in her flower beds and rearing her kids and
grandchildren. She lived in Seven Points for 40 years.
Survivors include daughters Frances Myers, Gun Barrel City; Sue Rushing,
Kemp; Loretta Allen, Kemp; and Molly and husband Robert Robison, Kemp;
sons Nolan and wife Edna Baker, Gun Barrel City; Earl Baker, Eustace;
Troy Baker, Kemp; and Billy Baker and wife Paula, Gun Barrel City; 28
grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren;
brothers Leland Jones, Kemp; and Buford Jones, Arcadia; and sister Anna
Florence Thompson, Mesquite.
Pallbearers were Joey Baker, Marc Collier, Daniel Renberg, Gerald
Taylor, Gary Turner, Buddy Coleman, Craig Jones and Jeff Baker.
Services for Richard Joseph Bouffard, 60, Mabank, were held Dec. 26,
2009, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Carlton Young
officiating. Burial was in Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton, under
the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Bouffard was born June 20, 1949, in Marlboro, Mass., to Madelyn Flemming
and Dolor Charles Bouffard and died Dec. 22, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Peggy McManus and
brother Dennis Bouffard.
He was Baptist by faith and was married 32 years to his precious wife
Pat. He enjoyed working in his shop and outside in the yard. He also
enjoyed bowling and reading. He loved his family and friends.
Survivors are his wife Patricia A. Bouffard, Mabank; daughter Melody Ann
Edwards; brothers Raymond Bouffard, Maine; Charles Bouffard,
Massachusetts; and Jimmy Bouffard, California; grandson Daniel Lewis
Edwards, Maridian, Miss.; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services for Randy Dale Matheson, 45, Gun Barrel City, will be
held at the Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs with the Rev. George
Yeager officiating under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home of
Gun Barrel City.
Matheson was born Nov. 5, 1964, in Dallas to Dorothy Barton and James
Charles Matheson and died Dec. 20, 2009, at his home with his family by
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Patsy Oden.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years Tracy Matheson; children Kimberly
Nichole Matheson and her fiancée, Bradley Briggs; Cristel Kae Praytor
and husband, Casey Sr.; grandchildren Casey Praytor Jr., Timothy John
Praytor and Kairi Nichole Briggs; brothers James Charles Matheson and
Terry Lynn Matheson; sisters Elaine Gervers, Janie Davis, Glenda
Mattison and Dorothy Fisher.
Services for Jerry Floyd Prewitt, 69, Wortham, were held Dec. 24, 2009,
at the Post Oak Cemetery in Malakoff with the Rev. Irvin Anthony
officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in
Prewitt was born May 28, 1940, in Dallas and died Dec. 20, 2009, in
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his son Jerry Floyd Prewitt Jr., Ennis; brother, Billy
Prewitt and wife Anita, Waxahachie; nieces, nephews other family and