Obituaries

     
   

Robert Brittain
Services for Robert Frank “Bob” Brittain, 65, Payne Springs, were held May 11, 2006 at 16465 County Road.
Brittain was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Burkburnett and died May 4, 2006, in Mabank.
He was in sales and service and resided in Mabank for 17 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife Mary Ann Brittain, Payne Springs; daughters Shawna Whiteaker, Pacifica, Calif.; Kimberly and Reid Miles, Staunton, Va.; Heather and Brett Salazar, Pensacola, Fla.; and Monica and Vincent La Follette, Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Belinda Videl, California; and Beverly Kelles, Utah; other family members and many friends.

Rachel Adkins
Rachel Elizabeth Adkins was born June 18, 2004, in Corsicana, and lived in Kemp, where she died on May 4, 2006, at the age of 23 months.
She enjoyed playing in the sand, chasing the dogs, and eating candy.
Our Sweet Angel was not here for very long, but she brought such joy to all of our lives. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
She is survived by her mom and dad, Michael Lavon Adkins and Stefani Dawn (Hunt) Adkins; brother, Warren David Christopher Lefler; sister, Abigail Dawn Adkins; grandparents, Pawpaw Donald Adkins and Grandma Charlotte Adkins, Mema Christine Hunt and Grandpa David Hunt; aunts and uncles, Melissa Aguirre and family, Evon Stulsky and family, Donald Adkins and family, Julia Sanchez and family, Shawn Adkins, Preston Stuart and family, Brandon Stuart and family, Heather Mireles and family, Jon Hunt, Danielle Hunt, Janeal Hunt, and Nana Linda Wiltse and family; and numerous great aunts and uncles, and cousins.
Services were held Monday, May 8, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with the Rev. Steve Bevill officiating.
Graveside service and interment followed at the Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge.
Pallbearers were Jon Hunt, Brandon Stuart, Donald Adkins and Ziljian Aguirre.

Karla Carroll
Services for Karla Carroll, 46, Eustace, were held May 10, 2006, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul McKinney officiating. Interment was at Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Carroll was born May 30, 1959, in Dallas and died May 6, 2006, in Athens.
She lived in Eustace since 1973, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eustace. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Duane Carroll, Eustace; mother Peggy Tarwater, Eustace, daughter Jo Dell Woolverton and Damione Franklin, Gun Barrel City; sons James Mills, Payne Springs; Matthew Carroll, Payne Springs; Chris Mills and wife Monique, Dallas; and Tommy Pinson, Austin; sisters, Barbara Tarwater and Paul Spraggins, Eustace; Laura Tarwater, Gun Barrel City; and Virginia Hodges and husband Jeff, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Natasha Woolverton, Draylin Franklin, Devon Franklin, Jasmine Mills and Destiney Mills.
Pallbearers were James Mills, Chris Mill, Tommy Pinson, Nathan Rose, Damine Franklin and Matthew Carroll.

James McKee
Services for James Nolan “Buddy” McKee, 87, Mabank, were held May 8, 2006, in the First Baptist Church of Mabank with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McKee was born Oct. 27, 1918, in Fort Worth and died May 6, 2006, in Mabank. He was preceded in death by his parents Kendrick Clark McKee and Edith Anderton McKee, brothers William Clark “Bill” McKee and Jack Anderton McKee, sisters Virginia McKee and Edith McKee Ekstrand.
Previously of Dallas, he lived in Mabank for the past 24 years. He was a production manager.
He enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard and was mobilized into the U.S. Army 36th Division, “Texas Infantry,” Nov. 24, 1940.
He served in Oran, Africa and participated in the invasion of Southern Italy at Salerno, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.
Following his discharge July 9, 1945, he met Billie Jo Sledge, who had written a column in the North Dallas High School Bulldog Bull newspaper for servicemen, under the pen name “The Texas Twister.” They married Feb. 23, 1946.
He and Billie were active members of the First Baptist Church in Mabank until declining health forced them to retire. He received Deacon Emeritus status from the church in 2005.
Survivors include his wife Billie Jo Sledge McKee, Mabank; son James Nolan “Jim” McKee Jr. and wife Annette, Mabank; daughters Mary Virginia Dunn and husband Larry, Mabank; and Paula Jane Botsford and husband Dale, Lufkin; grandchildren Lisa Annette Dunn, James Earl “Jed” Dunn, Cameron “Blake” Dunn and wife Amber, James Michael McKee and wife Ashley, Shanna Lynn McKee, Caleb McKee Botsford and Sarah Jane Botsford; great-grandchild Nicolas James Dunn; brother John Kendrick McKee, Fort Worth; sister Mary Louise Force, Dallas; other family members and many friends.

Shirley Roberts
Services for Shirley Gilmore Roberts, 61, Gun Barrel City, were held May 10, 2006, at the Cedar Creek Memorial Park with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating.
Roberts was born Jan. 15, 1945, in Westchester and died may 6, 2006, in Athens.
Previously of Azle, she was a small business owner and lived in Gun Barrel City since September 2005. She loved camping.
Survivors include her life partner Oscar Silvey, Gun Barrel City; daughter Maria Benson and significant other C.J. Graves, Dallas; and son Barry Benson and life partner Hector Pluyer, Los Angeles, Calif.; and many friends.

Terrie Love
Services for Terrie Nakada Love, 68, Kemp, were held May 6, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Renfro officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Love was born May 10, 1937, in Okinawa, Japan and died May 2, 2006, in Dallas.
She was a seamstress.
Survivors include her sons James Love and wife Shelia, Kemp; and Larry Love and wife Stephanie, Kemp; one brother, two sisters, nieces and nephews; grandchildren Candice Love, Huntsville; Colton Love, Kemp; Ryan Love, Rockwall; ;and Cooper Love, Rockwall.
Pallbearers were Jack Boyd, Steve Simmons, Mike Taylor, Craig Plunk, James Whiteley and Donald Linder.
Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Hartnett and James “Bubba” Whiteley.

Callie Volentine
Services for Callie Volentine, 74, Gun Barrel City, were held May 11, 2006, at Cedar Creek Memorial Park with the Rev. Carey Ponder officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Volentine was born May 30, 1931, in Friendship, Ark., and died May 8, 2006, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Linden, she had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past two years.
She was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Howard Volentine, Gun Barrel City; daughters Sherry Johnson and husband Wayne, Gun Barrel City; Elizabeth Blackwell, Garland; and Donna Harper, Plano; brothers Joe Davis, Missouri; and Hubert Davis, Arkansas; sisters Clarice Syler and Nettie Buck, Arkansas; and Gladys Capps, Texas; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.