Obituaries

     
    Rae Nell Treese
Rae Nell (Walston) Treese, 51, Payne Springs, went to meet the Lord April 30, 2006.
A memorial for her will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Love Fellowship Church, 110 Dyer Circle, Payne Springs.
Treese was born July 1, 1952, in Corpus Christi. She was preceded in death by her father Ray Walston Jan. 25, 2006, and her mother Helma Joyce (Kuban) Walston, grandparents William Allen and Ida Maybelle Walston, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kuban.
Survivors include her husband James Keith Treese, Payne Springs; brother Mark Evan Walston and wife Diana, Brownwood; her mom Louise Walston, Payne Springs; daughter Trisha (Treese) Bills and husband Johnny, Mesquite; grandchildren Ciandra and Caleb Bills; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Rae Nell will be greatly missed by all who knew her and was touched by her great talent of music and song writing.

William Skaggs
Services for William Allan Skaggs, 68, Payne Springs, were held May 3, 2006, in Cedar Creek Memorial Park with the Rev. Jared Wellman officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Skaggs was born Oct. 28, 1937, in Overton and died May 1, 2006, in Payne Springs.
Previously of Euless, he lived in Payne Springs for 17 years. He was a welder and veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his son Rickie Skaggs, Burkburnett; daughters Becky Knox, Burkburnett; Christie Thredgill, Henrietta; and Charlotte Daniels, Payne Springs; brothers Jimmy Skaggs, Kilgore; Ronald Gene Skaggs, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sisters Joyce Foreman, Mansfield; Shirley Engledow, Kilgore; and Carolyn Gunn, Kilgore; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; mother Edna Skaggs, Kilgore.

Emmer Williamson
Services for Emmer Lois “Blondie” Williamson, 83, Kemp, were held April 23, 2006, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. David Lewis and Bryant Whiteley officiating. Interment followed in King Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Williamson was born May 31, 1922, in Lodonia to the late Homer Lee and Annie Lee (Mullins) Gilbert and died April 20, 2006, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lois Marie Williamson Aug. 3, 1947, her husband Rubin R. Williamson Nov. 13, 1979, sisters Winnie Bell Houston, Annie Lee Sauer and Ethel Lewis and brother L.N. Gilbert.
Survivors include her children Cathie Marks, Eustace; Mary Baker, Peeltown; Roy Lee Williamson and wife Laverne, Seadrift; Michael Lee Williamson, Mabank; Marcus Williamson and wife Stacy, Payne Springs; Shirley Honea, Burnet; and Linda Haley and husband Jack, Kemp; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Dewey Haley, Billy Haley, Kevin Farmer, Richard Williamson, Doug Williamson, Harold Manire, Gary Haley and Kevin Haley.

Mary Neeley
Graveside services for Mary Neeley, 44, Bryan, were held May 4, 2006, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, with Dr. Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.
Neeley passed away May 1, 2006, in Bryan.
Mary Elizabeth May Neeley was born June 10, 1961, in Dallas, to Billy James and Linda Diane Ballard May.
She graduated from Mabank High School in 1979. She earned her associates degree from the Henderson County Junior College, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1983 with a major in marketing and a minor in fashion merchandising.
She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Athens.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, and her sister, Cynthia Diane May, December 20, 1978.
She is survived by her parents Bill and Diane May of Carthage; son Adam Neeley of Round Rock; and Adam’s father Arthur Neeley of Round Rock; brother Kevin May and wife Tiffani, Carthage; two nieces Chandler and Brett May, Carthage; special friend Denise Love, Crandall; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Carthage, 201 South Shelby Street, Carthage, TX 75633.