Obituaries

     
   

William Rountree
Services for William “Bill” Rountree, 78, Gun Barrel City, were held June 28, 2006, at the Cedar Creek Memorial Park with Leonard Eason officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Rountree was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Dallas and died June 24, 2006, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a tool and die maker and resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 23 years. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife Nell Rountree, Gun Barrel City; sons, Ken Rountree, Gun Barrel City; and John Rountree, Cedar Hill; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and niece Kathy Spraggins, Canyon Lake.

Brendon Blevins
Services for Brendon Mark Blevins were held June 25, 2006, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Ken Maddox officiating. Interment was in Pyles Prairie Cemetery.
Blevins was born March 17, 1975, in Grand Prairie and died June 21, 2006, in Huntsville, Ala.
Survivors include his parents, David and Roxanne Blevins, Scurry; sister Aimee and Wade Goodwin, Scurry; grandmother Wanda Weatherly, Scurry; grandmother Ruth Blevins, Miami, Okla.

James Estes
James Leon “Snooter” Estes passed away June 21, 2006, in Athens.
Estes was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Styx, to Elmo and Violet Estes and served eight years in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He retired from E Systems and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Brenda Easley; son, James Estes Jr.; grandson, Jacob Justin Easley; and brothers Billy Joe and Bob Estes.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Bobbie Estes; daughters Neva Rizzo and husband Ross; Sheila Vannoy, Nelda Edwards and husband Norman; grandchildren Mindy, Andy, Kimberly, Jennifer, James III, Whitney, Jillian and Travis; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters Thelma Estes and Alice Marie Morton, several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Services were held June 24, 2006, at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Kemp. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorials in his name may be made to First Baptist Church of Kemp, 12400 US 175, Kemp, TX 75143.

Ricky Caffey
Services for Ricky Maurice Caffey, 53, Gun Barrel City, were held June 27, 2006, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery in Aley.
Caffey was born April 19, 1953, in Dallas and died June 23, 2006, at his residence, after a losing battle with lung cancer.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Frank Major and Cammie Lenora (Broyles) Caffey, Shady Grove; maternal grandparents Willie Aaron and Bertha (Dodson) Byrd, Big Sandy; maternal uncles, Joe Bruce, Dell Roy and William Arnold Byrd; paternal aunts Mildred Jerden Dobbs Neill, Evelyn Puckett and Rounette Smith Carroll.
He graduated from DeSoto High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lancaster.
He was a foreman for Boring and Tunneling Company of America in Dallas for many years.
Moving to the lake area, he was employed in marine engine repair and construction. He helped his parents, friends and neighbors with whatever needed to be done. He loved hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his parents Billy and Jynelle Caffey, Gun Barrel City; son Brandon, wife Sondra and granddaughter Kaylee Caffey, Kemp; daughter Tracy and husband Mike Parker, Alvarado; brothers Derris, wife Jean and son Rodney Caffey, DeSoto; Kenneth, wife Pam and daughters Whitney, Emily and Kelly Caffey, Kaufman; Lori Torres, husband Jorge and children Julian and Jetta Marie, Terrell; maternal aunts Dorotha Willis, Big Sandy; Geraldine Byrd, Big Sandy; and Olna Byrd, Mineola; many other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Don Castleberry, Ron Byrd, Audis Byrd, James Byrd, John McCarty and B.J. Willis.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 5-14, Cedar Creek Lake.

Fannie Borchardt
Fannie “Fran” Borchardt of Athens died Thursday afternoon, June 22, 2006, at her Moody residence.
Funeral services were held June 26, 2006, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel in McGregor with Dr. Brian Pendelton officiating. Interment followed in Smith-King Cemetery near Mound.
Borchardt was born April 11, 1931, in Edgewood, the daughter of Marvin M. and Leoner Lee (Lawrence) White.
She began her education in Edgewood and finished school at Hebron.
Aug. 14, 1948, she married Albert Theadore Borchardt in Irving. After 39 years of marriage, he preceded her in death May 26, 1988.
Through her life, she enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the Log Cabin Square Dance Club.
She also enjoyed playing darts, flower gardening, crocheting, hunting and fishing.
A few months ago, she moved to Moody from Athens to be with her daughter. Prior to living in Athens, she lived in Tool.
Survivors include sons Jerry Borchardt of Snyder, Ted Borchardt and wife Kim of Mobile, Ala.; daughters Linda Patrick of Burkburnett, Shirley Goodwin and husband Larry Joe of Moody; brothers Cecil White of Borger, Leroy White and wife Jean of Irving; sisters Irene McGinnis of Borger, Martha Mauck of Dumas, Dorothy Floyd and husband Kelly of Gun Barrel City; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Wesley Ash, Trey Goodwin, Joshua Greer, Sean Magana, Randall Van Zandt and Roger White.
For those desiring, the family has suggested Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood Drive, Suite 5, Waco, Texas 76710, or the American Cancer Society, 1311 New Road, Waco, TX 76710, for memorial contributions.

Dean Kelly
Services for Dean Kelly, 42, Mabank, were held June 27, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chancy Gore officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Kelly was born April 3, 1964, in Houston and died June 23, 2006, in Whitsboro.
Previously of Houston, Kelly lived in Mabank for four years. He loved to fish and camp.
Survivors include his wife Stacie Kelly, Mabank; sons Robbie Kelly, Mabank; Garrett Kelly, Colorado; daughter Amanda Kelly, Colorado; brother Scott Kelly and wife Kimberly, Malakoff; sister Alysia Smith and husband Ron, Houston; father Michael Kelly and wife Bonnie, Houston; mother Stephanie Rush and Garth Kelly, Houston; nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.

Marie Jones
Services for Marie Ann Jones, 73, Malakoff, were held June 28, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Malakoff with Brothers Bill Price and George Dooley officiating. Interment was in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
Jones was born March 25, 1933, in Wellington to the late Claude W. Caison and Anna Belle Long and died June 25, 2006, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Caison.
Previous to Malakoff, she had lived in Borger, Irving and Amarillo. She was a teacher and Disciple Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her husband C.H. Jones, Log Cabin; sons Claude Jones and wife Connie, Weston; and Jacky Jones and wife Cathey, Midlothian; brothers David Caison and wife Karen, Wellington; and Claude W. Caison Jr. and wife Beth, Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Monty Jones, Brandon Jones, David McAllister, Ryan Allen, Douglas Caison and Randy Allen.