Obituaries

     
   

Richard Gunter
Services for Richard Wayne “Ricky” Gunter, 34, Mabank, were held May 31, 2006, in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Larry Fondren officiating. Burial was in the Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Athens.
Gunter was born Aug. 6, 1971, in Athens and died May 24, 2006, in Athens.
He was raised in Trinidad where he was a member of the Trinidad High School class of 1990. He attended TVCC and was self-employed in construction. He was a former self-employed permit agent of Gunter Exploration and worked for Tamko in Ennis.
Survivors include his daughter Meagan Rene Gunter, Log Cabin; son Michael Ryan Gunter, Log Cabin; mother of his children Elisha Ann Duckett Gunter, Log Cabin; father and stepmother Don and Tammy Gunter, Malakoff; mother and stepfather Sue and Ben Gary, Athens; sister Betty Sue Gunter, Athens; brothers D.J. Washington, Athens; Erin Washington, Malakoff; paternal grandmother Flo Widner, Grapevine; special aunt and uncle Steve Warren, Grand Prairie; Mary Airheart, Trinidad; niece Samantha Jo Gunter, nephew Justin Blake Gunter; aunts and uncles Tony and Norma Procter; Patsy and Keith Milam; Linda and David Marshall; Shirley Easterling, Jeanie White; Wayne and Jean Gunter.
Pallbearers were Greg Avant, D.J. Washington, Erin Washington, Steve Warren, Jimmy Hopkins and Michael Warren.

Merle Schneberger
Services for Merle E. Schneberger, 92, Gun Barrel City, were held May 27, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace.
Schneberger was born Sept. 5, 1913, in Apache, Okla., and died May 24, 2006, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his wife Orba Schneberger, sister Helen Schneberger, brothers Andrew and Floyd Schneberger.
Previously of Fort Gibson, Okla., he had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past 25 years. He retired from the Oklahoma National Gas and Electric as an electrician in 1973.
Survivors include his daughter Chris Stegall and husband Jack, Gun Barrel City; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Eddie Schneberger and wife Norma, Cyril, Okla.; sisters Pauline Malone, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Juanita Jump and husband Delbert, Cyril, Okla; and Josephine Cline and husband Delbert, Fletcher, Okla.

Marcella Poss
Services for Marcella Agnes Poss, 85, Quitman, were held May 30, 2006, in Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Poss was born May 24, 1921, in Martins Mill and died May 26, 2006, in Quitman. She was preceded in death by her parents Claudia Eugene and Jessie Marie Poss and brother Charles Poss.
Previously of Dallas, Poss lived in Quitman for the past six years and was in sales.
Survivors include his nephew Charles Terry Poss, Kaufman; great-niece Tiffeny L. Poss, Kaufman; friend Cora A. Wheeler, Quitman; and numerous cousins.

Henry Baker
Services for Henry Kenneth Baker, Seven Points, were held May 29, 2006, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Mr. Ken Bell officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kemp.
Baker was born June 10, 1930, in Milford, to the late Henry and Fairy (Seabolt) Baker and died May 26, 2006, in Tyler.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Baker, Seven Points; son Kenneth Dwayne Baker, Seven Points; daughter Nancy Doreen Bonham and husband Tony, Mesquite; and Susan Piland and husband Patrick, Mesquite; grandchildren Valerie, Jack and Kaitlyn; brothers Don Baker, Kaufman; and Larry Baker, Scurry; sister Lila Tapp, Mabank; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joe Gochenour
Joseph M. Gochenour was born June 18, 1921, in Plattsmouth, Neb. and passed away May 17, 2006, in Mabank, at the age of 84.
Previously of Colorado Springs, Col., he had lived in Mabank for two years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Claude and Nellie Gochenour, and his sister Virginia Fitchhorn.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Florence; daughter Sue Maxa and husband Gene, Gun Barrel City; son Larry, Fountain, Colorado; son Randy, Mabank; son Tim and wife Marlene, Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held May 22, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank, with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Interment was at the National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.

Jimmie Bonsal
Services for Jimmie Bonsal, 94, Eustace, were held May 26, 2006, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul McKinney officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bonsal was born May 2, 1912, in Eustace and died May 24, 2006, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Bonsal, grandson David Bonsal and daughter-in-law Dorothy Bonsal.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 1062. She was a lifetime resident of Eustace and a member of the First Baptist Church of Eustace.

Charles Meadows
Charles Meadows, 62, Mabank, was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Fort Smith, Ark. and died May 27, 2006, in Tyler.
He was a truck driver.
Survivors include daughters Myra Meadows and Edwina Carr, both of Arkansas; two grandsons and three brothers.
Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.