Obituaries

     
    Vern Brace Jr.
A memorial service for Vern “Buddy” Brace Jr., Enchanted Oaks, will be held at a later date at the Missionary Baptist Church in High Ridge, Mo., where he lived for 32 years.
He died March 29, 2006, at home due to heart failure and pneumonia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vern E. (Bud) Brace and a brother, Ronald Brace.
Survivors include his son, Britain Brace, Amarillo; mother, Barbara Brace Brown and stepfather, Wayne Brown, Enchanted Oaks; sister, Tammy Bingman, Hillsboro, Mo.; grandmother, Virginia Cheswick, Festus, Mo; two nieces and one nephew, Hillsboro, Mo.; one niece, Lake Worth; and one great-nephew, Hillsboro, Mo.

Tess Howell
Services for Tess Howell, 23, Kemp, were held April 5, 2006, at the Cedar Creek Bible Church in Seven Points with Rev. Bob Parry officiating. Interment followed in King Cemetery, under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp.
Howell was born Nov. 3, 1982, in Ft. Worth, and died March 31, 2006, in Kaufman County.
She was a graduate of Kemp High School in 2003 and was a member of Cedar Creek Bible Church in Seven Points. She studied karate for several years. Tess will be missed by many “adopted” brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members.
Survivors include mothers, Pat Howell of Kemp and Margaret Howell of Cedar Hill; brother, Randy Fortney of Kemp; special friends, the Russon family of Dallas; numerous cousins, other relatives, extended family, and friends.

Christy Lee Hooten
Services for Christy Lee Hooten, 43, Kemp, were held April 4, 2006, at the Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with Pastor Jacob McKenzie Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Roselawn Memorial Park in Seagoville under the direction of Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Kemp.
Hooten was born April 18, 1963, in Crittenden County, Arkansas, to Bobby Joe and Mary Jo Richmond Eudy and died April 2, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Joe Eudy, stepfather, L. M. Drury and her grandmother, Margaret Richmond.
She graduated from West Memphis Arkansas High School and was a professional hair stylist in the lake area for the past 12 years.
Survivors include her beloved companion Ron Wafford, Kemp; daughters Shauna, Alison Hooten; and Taylor Wafford, all of Kemp; mother, Mary Jo Smith, Kemp; brother, Sidney Eudy and wife Sabrina, Arkansas; sisters, Margo Finley, Arkansas; Bobbie eudy and husband Steve, Arkansas; stepbrothers, Raymond Smith Jr., and Danny Smith and stepsister, Crystal Plemons, extended family, Michael Eudy, Kemp; Michelle Day and husband Bobby, Kaufman; aunt, Joyce Goode, Florida; and uncle Billy Goode, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

Lillah Sorrells
Services for Lillah Juanita Sorrells, Kemp, were held March 31, 2006, at Roselawn Chapel in Seagoville. Interment was in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Sorrells was born June 20, 1930, in Duncanville and died March 28, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Sorrells, April 1, 2004, a daughter, Judy Condor, in 2004, and brother, Raymond Dewberry Jr.
Survivors include daughters, Jan Ward, Kemp; and Jackie Davis, Rylie; son, Jimmy Sorrells, Kemp; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous friends and relatives.

Gloria Shackelford
Services for Gloria Shackelford, 70, Mabank, were held April 4, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Dennis Woods and Tom Craig officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Shackelford was born May 19, 1935, in Hooks and died April 1, 2006, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Alsie Strawn; daughter, Deborah Keller and granddaughter, Lisa Kay Little.
She was a homemaker and a member of Daughters of the Nile and Sharon Shrine Temple in Tyler.
Survivors include her husband, B.J. Shackelford, Mabank; son, Glenn D. Shackelford, Fort Stockton; daughters, Bonnie and husband Jim Kill, Mabank; and Karen and husband Richard Howell, Camarillo, Calif.; brothers, L.D. Strawn, Feeding Hills, Mass.; Glenn Strawn, Texarkana; sisters, Doris Hersh, Quakertown, Penn.; and Kay Barrett, Frisco; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wesley Dill, Ricky Little, Rich Howell, Landon Keller, Tyler Shackelford and Matthew Gibbs.

Billy Hogue
Memorial services for Billy Charles Hogue, 74, Tool, were held April 4, 2006, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp.
Hogue was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Alba, and died April 2, 2006, in Henderson County.
He was known to many as Bill, or Papa. Hogue loved fishing, camping and traveling, and he loved spending time with his family.
He worked at Owens and Corning, Dresser Industries, and Hormel Packing Co.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie G. Hogue and Ada Briton Hogue; grandson, Chris Hogue; and brothers, Archie and Eugene Hogue.
Survivors include wife, Ruby K. Hogue of Tool; daughter, Carolyn J. Cantrell of Gun Barrel City; sons, Billy C. Hogue Jr. of Tool, Robert Dale Hogue of Mankin, Daniel R. Hogue and wife, Mary Ann of Sultan, Wash.; and Sidney “Pete” Hogue of Gun Barrel City; brother, Roy Hogue and wife Lottie of Mesquite; sisters, Margie Davis and husband Allen of Tolosa; and Sue Watley and husband James of Irving; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.

Carl Self Sr.
Services for Carl Self Sr., 78, Mabank, were held April 5, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Raymond Lee Self and Dewayne Self officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Self was born April 5, 1927, in Oklahoma and died April 1, 2006, in Mabank. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Self in 2004; parents, Lloyd and Linnie Self; son, Carl Self Jr. in 1973; four brothers and three sisters.
Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Mabank for 22 years and worked for the Dallas County Street and Road Department.
Survivors include his sons, David Self and wife Jeanne, Paris; Mikey Self and wife Lynn, Mabank; and Sam Self, Mabank; daughters, Linnie Green and husband Robin, Mineola; Connie Self Wood, Grand Prairie; and Judy Rees and husband Rick, Parma, Idaho; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Holmes Self, Madill, Okla.
Pallbearers were Carl Self III, Michael Isham Jr., Brandon Wood, Allen Isham, Michael Self, David Self Jr., Zachary Reynolds and Mark Self.

Margarita Munoz
Services for Margarita L. Munoz, 61, Roma, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2006, at the Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Richard Phillion officiating. Burial will be Los Saenz Cemetery in Los Saenz, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Munoz was born May 30, 1944, in Roma and died April 1, 2006, in Mabank.
She was a beautician.
Survivors include her daughter, Marien Garza and husband Roberto, Mabank; grandchildren Delilis and Debbie, brother, Norberto Munoz, Houston; sisters, Anna Maria Hernandez, Seagoville; and Rosalina Wilman, Roma; mother, Rafaela Munoz, Roma; nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Cathleen Peach
Services for Cathleen Cavelle Peach, 83, Mabank, were held March 30, 2006, in the Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Ted Eaton and Irvin Anthony officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kemp.
Peach was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Dallas, to the late Roscoe and Minnie Irene (Bray) Potter and passed away March 27, 2006 in Mabank.
She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Tool, and married Herbert Peach in 1941 in Dallas.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert Peach of Mabank; daughters, Judy Floyd of Van Zandt County, and Carlene Reneau and her husband Mike, of Tool; son, Clifton Peach and his wife Teresa, of Tool; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Kenneth Potter of Phoenix, Ariz.

Bettie Sullins-Neahr
Services for Bettie Sullins-Neahr, 59, Anna, were held April 6, 2006, at the Eubank Memoral Chapel with Dr. Ron Holloman officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Sullins-Neahr was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo., and died April 2, 2006, in Dallas.
Previously of Kansas City, Mo., she was a housewife and lived in Anna for 41 years.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Neahr; sons, Mark Sullins and Michael Sullins; daughters-in-law, Heather Sullins and Kelley Sullins; grandchildren, Ashley R., Ashley N., Marcus, Michael Dalton and Jason Sullins.
Pallbearers were Mark Sullins, Mike Sullins, Mark Westbrook, Darrin Westbrook, Joey Williams and Major Hammett.