Obituaries

     
    Jim Patterson
Services for Jim M. Patterson, 69, were held Jan. 17, 2006, at the Hillcrest Funeral Home in El Paso. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, El Paso.
Patterson was born March 20, 1936, in Kemp and died Jan. 13, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Alva B. Patterson, mother, Thelma Campbell Patterson, and brother, Harold Patterson.
He lived most of his life dividing his time between Kemp and Mexico.
He graduated from Kemp High School in 1954, then received a degree in geology from The University of Texas at El Paso. He spent his life in the mining business, working in Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Alicia Patterson, El Paso; daughters, Sonia Patterson Rose, Kemp; and Sandy Patterson, El Paso; sons, Jeff Patterson, Kemp; and Andy Patterson, El Paso; grandchildren, Adam Rose and Alea Rose, Kemp; brothers, Dan Patterson, Dallas; and Sam Patterson, Dallas; and honorary son, Rusty Freeman, New Braunfels.
Jim lived his life with dignity, respect and fairness. He was loved and will be missed by all.

Thomas Seago
Services for Thomas David Seago, 71, Trinidad, were held Feb. 3, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Tool with Sonny Rhea officiating. Burial was at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. 
Seago passed away Jan. 30, 2006, in Tyler. He was born Feb. 26, 1934, in Shelby County, to Thomas Franklin and Dovie Seago. 
After graduating from school, Seago served in the United States Army. 
He later worked for Texas Instruments as an Industrial Methods Engineer and retired in 1991. 
He then worked for Carroll Touch and retired again in 1997. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tool, where he served as vice chairman of the Deacons. 
He was a faithful servant to his Lord and to his community and will be missed by all. 
Survivors include his wife, LeZelle Seago of Trinidad; son, David L. Seago and his wife Michelle of Forney; daughter, Pamela Taylor and her husband Rick of Piedmont, S.C.; sister Shirley Anderson of Henderson; grandchildren Joey Taylor, John Taylor, Nicole Seago and Paiten Seago.
Pallbearers were Johnny Bell, Odus Crumley, Harold Barber, Sam Storms, Jimmy Nichols, Don Scott, Jim King and Ken Bryan.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Tool.

Joe Hester
Services for Joe Ayres Hester, 83, Payne Springs, were held Feb. 2, 2006, in the Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elizabeth A. Elizardo officiating. 
Burial was in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hester was born April 28, 1922, in Woodland, Ala., and died Jan. 29, 2006, in Athens.
He was a vice president and general manager of a steel container business. Previously of Richardson, he had lived in Mabank for the past 30 years. He served in the Navy and held the rank of major in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Sawyer Masonic Lodge, Randolph Co., Ala.
Survivors include his wife, Marquette Hester, Payne Springs; daughters, Cathrine Borland and husband Randy, Richardson; Barbara Peyron and husband Alan, Richardson; Susan Hester, Hyde Park, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Angela Williams, Portland; stepson, Lance Mayhugh, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; grandsons, Robert Borland and Adam Peyron; granddaughters, Katie Peyron and Jennifer Borland; stepgrandchildren, Dustin Williams, Jennifer Williams, Derek Mayhugh, and Cody Mayhugh; other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Adam Peyron, Alan Peyron, Robert Borland, Randy Borland, Ronald Shoemaker and Lance Mayhugh.

Steve Chandler
Graveside services for Steve Chandler, 90, Mabank, formerly of Grand Saline, were held Jan. 28, 2006, at Creagleville Cemetery with Bro. Jim Atkins officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home in Grand Saline.
Chandler was born May 6, 1915, in Grand Saline to the late Jess and Lou Nichols Chandler and died Jan. 31, 2006, in Kaufman.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include his sons, Raymond Chandler, Oklahoma; and Steve Chandler Jr.; daughters, Beatrice and Linda; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Tammy Jo Dailey
Memorial services for Tammy Jo Dailey, 46, Tool, were held Feb. 4, 2006, at the Providence Baptist Church in Tool. 
Dailey was born Nov. 24, 1959, in Abilene and died Jan. 31, 2006, in Athens.
Previously of Ferris, she lived in Tool since 1959 and was a member of the Seven Points Baptist Church.
She was a corrections officer.
Survivors include her son, Danny Darin Dailey, Tool; sister, Debbie Kay Estep, Tool; nephews, Micha Dean McHughes, Lufkin; and Roger Alan McHughes, San Diego, Calif.; friend, Larry McCoy, Tool; other family members and many friends.

Verneda
Ruth Hicks
Funeral services were held for Verneda Ruth Hicks, 82, Tool, Feb. 2, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. 
Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery. 
She was born Verneda Ruth Hubbard in Maryville, Tenn., April 5, 1923, daughter of Robert and Nancy (Taylor) Hubbard and died Jan. 31, 2006, in Malakoff. 
She worked 15 years as a waitress at both the Marriott Hotel and Denny's Restaurant; 15 years at McClains Restaurant as head cashier, and eight years at Gibsons as cashier. She was a member of the Tolosa Baptist Church, near Kemp, and was loved by everybody who knew her. 
Her parents and eight brothers, Howard, James, Cecil, Robert, John, Raymond, George and Leroy Hubbard, preceded her in death. 
Survivors include her husband, J. B. Hicks, Tool; sisters, Martha, Gaynelle, Lois, Phyllis and Arlene Hubbard, all of Maryville, Tenn.; niece Josie Hall, Canton; and special nephew, Richard Roberts and his wife, Rosa Lea, Grove Hill, Ala.