Obituaries

     
   

Curtis Barfield
Curtis Barfield passed away June 13, 2006 in Dallas.
Curtis was born April 18, 1925, in Pine Grove to Andy and Lessie Barfield. He was preceded in death by his wife Inez Barfield; parents and brother A.J. Barfield.
Curtis is survived by his daughters Debbie Youngkin and husband Jack and Brenda Wilkins and husband Danny; grandchildren Wendy Baughman and husband Adam, Tammy Emling and husband Donnie, Laura Youngkin, Stephanie Youngkin and Chris Youngkin and wife Loucinda; great-grandchildren Brandon and Brittany Baughman, Makenzie Emling, Michael Youngkin and Brittan Petty, Josh and Jackson Leveridge, Megan and Jacob Youngkin; sister Claudine Griswold and brothers Harold and Carold Barfield.
Services were held June 16, 2006, at First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Byron Jones officiating.
Interment followed at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp.

Richard Harris Jr.
Richard Henry Harris Jr. was born in the Styx Community in Kaufman County Oct. 10, 1929, to Richard and Oriel Pyle Harris.
Harris passed away in a Dallas hospital June 13, 2006.
He was raised in the Styx Community and graduated from Kemp Schools in 1946.
He attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He graduated from A&M with a degree in agricultural engineering.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952, where he served for 21 years in the Strategic Air Command, receiving numerous citations and awards, including the Air Force Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Readiness Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars.
He logged more than 2,000 hours as a B-52 crewmember and retired from the Air Force in 1973 as a Lt. Colonel.
Harris moved to Kaufman in 1973 where he became a real estate agent.
Later, he opened his own agency, Richard Harris Real Estate. Richard was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kaufman, the American Legion, the VFW and the Kaufman County Board of Realtors.
He was the first mayor of Oak Grove and served in that position for 10 years.
June 7, 1952, he married Edith Ann Cotton at the First United Methodist Church in Kaufman.
Survivors include his wife Edith of Kaufman, sons: Keith Harris and wife Bonnie of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Mark Harris and wife Laurie of Kaufman; brother Charles Harris of Kaufman; sister Della May of Dallas; grandchildren Bryan, Nikki, Richard, Will and Christina Harris.
Services were held June 16, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church of Kaufman with the Rev. David Carr officiating.
Interment followed at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Kaufman.