Obituaries

     
   

Curtis Surratt
Services for Curtis Bryant Surratt, 76, Gun Barrel City, were held June 19, 2006, in the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Byron Jones officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Surratt was born April 23, 1930, in Linden to Ennis and Lena Surratt and died June 16, 2006.
He was a service manager and retired in 1993. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City.
He attended public schools in Linden and Marshall.
March 15, 1948, he married Patricia Olive in Jefferson. In 1962, he moved his family to Dallas. After retiring from Sony Corp. they moved to Cedar Creek Lake in 1988.
Family, friends and fishing gave Surratt the greatest joy in this life. His service to God and his church assured his eternal residence.
He leaves behind his wife of 58 years Patricia; daughter Beth Smith, Terrell; son Rick and wife Mary, Grand Prairie; granddaughters Staci Lednicky and husband Tim; Traci Turner and husband Jermillion; grandson Matthew Mueller; and four great-grandchildren; brother Earl Surratt, Abilene; sisters Mattie Brooks and husband Ben, Marshall; Ruth Pope and husband James, Terrell; sister-in-law Adelia Surratt; brother-in-law Barney Olive and wife Nell; sister-in-law Dorothy Olive; a host of loving, devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his Aunt Vivian.

Jessie Garrison
Services for Jessie Marie Garrison, 55, Payne Springs, were held June 21, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Billy Garrison Jr. officiating. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Garrison was born June 10, 1951, in Dallas and died June 17, 2006, in Payne Springs.
She was a homemaker, previously of Oklahoma, and had lived in Payne Springs for the past 16 years. She was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her husband Billy Edward Garrison Sr., daughters Tammy Lewis, Karen Vonderheid and Susan Todd; sons Billy Edward Garrison Jr., daughter-in-law Laurie Garrison; sons-in-law Scott Bell, Vance Vonderheid and Steven Scott; mother Francis Jones; sister Reba Daughtery; 13 grandchildren; other family members and many friends.

Harry Bell
Graveside services for Harry Webster Bell were held June 21, 2006, at Wilson Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Charles Weaver officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Bell was born May 25, 1922, in Cross Roads to Dan and Mattie Williams Bell and died June 15, 2006, at his home in Scurry. He was preceded in death by his wife Bessie and son David.
He moved to the Scurry area in 1985, where he was an auto mechanic. He married Bessie Shackelford Sept. 13, 1947, in Athens. He was a member of the Warsaw Baptist Church and the VFW. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II.
Survivors include his son Ricky Bell, Scurry; daughter Lois Seigman, Gun Barrel City; brothers William Bell, Denton; and D.C. Bell, Denver City; sister Fayrene Armstrong, Seven Points; grandchildren Diana, Brenda, David Jr., Elisa, Jerry and Evelyn; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; many other relatives and friends.

Billy Wycough
Graveside services for Billy James Wycough, 73, were conducted in Oak Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Royce Barker June 13, with burial following.
Wycough was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Greenville, to Millie Beets Wycough and Irvine Wycough, and died June 6, 2006, in Dallas.
His mother died when he was three weeks old and he came to Mabank to live with his aunt and uncle, Annie Beets Pritchett and Jess Pritchett. They preceded him in death.
He graduated from Mabank High School in 1951, where he played football for three years.
He was a member of FFA and served as historian and vice-president for three years.
He was assistant editor of the Panther yearbook in 1949 and president of the band in 1950. He played trumpet.
Survivors include his wife Georgia Wycough, Garland; son Ricky Wayne Wycough and wife Pamela, Richardson; granddaughters Jessica and Ashley Wycough; stepson Carl David Hale and wife Becky Lynn; stepdaughters Susan McCowen; Deborah Wood and husband Charles; Linda Harris and husband Paul; several nieces, nephews and 10 stepgrandchildren.

A.L. Bullock
Services for A.L. Bullock, 74, Tool, were held June 20, 2006, at Kerens Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Lowry officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bullock was born Nov. 27, 1931, in Lono, Ark., and died June 16, 2006, in Tyler.
He was a carpenter. Previously of Wylie, he lived in Tool for the past 19 years and was a caring and loving man.
Survivors include his daughter, Peggy Lee Ramsey, Kemp; grandchildren Shannon Torres, Mesquite; Jeremey Grimes, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Robert Oakes, Red Oak; and Jana Oakes, Kemp; five great-grandchildren; special friend Teana Smith, Tool; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Alan Hoglin
Alan Farmin Hoglin, 78, Mabank, was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Dearborn, Mich., and died June 19, 2006, in Mabank.
He lived in Mabank for 26 years and was a member of the Christian Science faith.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the Eustace Masonic Lodge, the American Legion Elks Lodge and the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife Minnie Hoglin, Mabank; sons Greg Hoglin, Belen, N.M.; Harley Hoglin, Mabank; John Hoglin, Calif.; Glen Hoglin, Calif.; brothers Ernie Hoglin, Mich.; Giles Hoglin, Fla; sisters Murial Ison and Lela Sanderson, both of Mich.; five grandchildren and one grandchild.

Oleta Gensler
Oleta Fay Gensler, 60, Kaufman, passed away June 14, 2006, in Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman.
A memorial service was held June 16, at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp.
Survivors include daughters Sandy Ramsey and husband Gary of Scurry; and Shelly Gensler and Mike Cook of Scurry; son Jerry Lawhon of Scurry; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Bobby Baker of Arkansas; sister Claudette McFadin of Seagoville.
Her parents Claude Baker and Dovie Rae (Betts) Baker and great-granddaughter Angel Brown preceded her in death.
Arrangements were under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kaufman.