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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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, 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