Obituaries

     
    Brenda Elliott Waldrep
Brenda Elliott Waldrop was born December 19, 1953, and passed away April 7, 2006, in Dallas.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Chlorine and William Rayburn; sister, Ginger Webber and husband, David; brother, Dennis Elliott and wife, Vickie; niece, Lisa Elliott; nephew, Jeff Elliott; three great-nieces and a great-nephew.
Her beloved husband of 27 years, Donald Ray Waldrep; son, Danny Ray Waldrep; father, Odell Elliott, and her brother, Danny Wayne Elliott, preceded her in death.
Graveside services were held April 10, 2006, at the Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp.

Rev. Richard Holland
Services for the Rev. Richard “Rick” Holland, 52, Hartburg, were held April 11, 2006, at the Hartburg Baptist Church. Graveside services and burial will be follow in the Elm Grove Cemetery near Mabank.
Holland was born Feb. 1, 1954, in Chicago, Ill., to Merrill C. and Helen L. (DeWeese) Holland and died April 7, 2006, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital in Orange. He was preceded in death by his father, Merrill Calvin Holland Sr.
He attended the Criswell Bible College in Dallas and was pastor of the Hartburg Baptist Church. He married Donna Sue Black Dec. 2, 1988, in Garland and was a former pastor and resident of Dodge. He was passionate about his ministry and the people he touched.
Survivors include his wife Donna Sue Holland, Hartburg; daughter Carissa Racquel Holland, Hartburg; mother Helen L. Holland, Nashville, Tenn.; sister Deborah Lynn Lloyd and husband Donald, Nashville, Tenn.; brothers Merrill Calvin Holland Jr. and wife Vickie, Pleasantville, Tenn., and Michael Keith Holland, Nashville, Tenn.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hartburg Baptist Church.

Geline Roland
Graveside services for Geline Bernice Roland were held April 11, 2006, under the direction of Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Roland was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Corsicana and died April 8, 2006, at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Hicks.
She graduated from the University of Texas in 1939 and taught elementary school in Blooming Grove.
She married Earl Griffin of Corsicana and together they owned and operated the Allis Chalmers Tractor Company.
After Griffin’s death, she married Orville Roland. She worked for the Corsicana Daily Sun for several years.
After retirement, they moved to Tool, and were longtime members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-14.
She was a member of the Home Extension Club, Cedar Creek Literary Club, Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club and the Cedar Creek United Methodist Church in Tool.
Survivors include her uncle, Nelson Roughton; precious “companion,” Lulu; beloved friend and neighbor Sylvia Knight with gratitude for her tireless devotion and kindness.

Billy Ray Crutcher
Services for Billy Ray Crutcher, 40, Dallas, were held April 9, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul McKinney officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery, Eustace under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Crutcher was born Jan. 8, 1966, in Dallas and died March 30, 2006, in Dallas.
He was in construction and was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local No. 100 in Dallas.
Survivors include his son William Crutcher II, Mesquite; daughter Amber Nicole Crutcher, Dallas; parents Bill and Patricia Crutcher, Log Cabin; brother Raymond Don Crutcher, Log Cabin; sister and husband Cynthia and Gary Jones, Prairieville; Rebecca and Ronald Maddox, Kaufman; wife Roxanna Crutcher, Dallas; niece Heather Jones; and nephews Jake and Bret Maddox; and many friends.

Austin Mathews
Services for Austin Burmia “Mat” Mathews, 77, Mabank, were held April 11, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Billy Hatcher officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mathews was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Henderson County and died April 7, 2006, in Athens.
He retired from the U.S. Army in 1966. Previously of Louisiana, he lived in Mabank since 2001. He was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Minnie Mathews, Mabank; son K. Michael Mathews and wife Kelly, Schodack, N.Y.; James R. Mathews and wife Janet, Spring; R. David Mathews, League City; and William A. Mathews and wife Susan, Mesquite; grandchildren Jennifer Parker and husband Berlin, Ruston, La.; Sarah Warren and husband Brian, Choudrant, La.; Rebecca Mathews, College Station; Elizabeth Mathews, East Schodack, N.Y.; and Christopher Mathews, Mesquite; great-grandchildren Kami Parker, Ruston, La.; Mykal Parker, Ruston, La.; Veronica Parker, Ruston, La.; and Abbey Warren, Choudrant, La.; sister Beatrice Clark, Wilton, Calif.; sister-in-law Billie Robinson, Dripping Springs; nieces, nephews and faithful companion “Max.”
Pallbearers were Jacob Mathews, Berlin Parker, Brian Warren, Don Ford, Bill Ford, Royce Ford, Michael Clark and David Hataway.
Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Chamberlain and Willie Rouse.

Scott Wayne Rist Sr.
A memorial service for Scott Wayne Rist Sr. was held at his home in Kemp April, 8, 2006.
Rist was born April 26, 1966, in Bastrop, La., to Judy Garner Rist and Huey Rist Sr., and died at his home in Kemp, April, 12, 2006. He was preceded in death by a sister, Janis Rist.
Survivors include daughter Rebecca Rist, Kemp; son Scott Rist Jr., Kemp; parents Judy Garner, Kemp; Huey Rist Sr., Kemp; stepmother Catherine Rist, Kemp; sister Teresa Peters, Kemp; brothers, Huey Jr. “Bo” Rist, Athens; Gerald Rist, Kemp; Jeff Rist, Rockwall; Jason Rist, Wolfe City; granddaughter, Breanna Hockett, Kemp; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.