Obituaries

     
   

Kallie Reneé Whitworth
Services for infant Kallie Reneé Whitworth were held May 30, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with the Rev. Jim Addison officiating. Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Baby Kallie Reneé, daughter of Jeff Wayne and Kimberly Reneé (Chandler) Whitworth, was taken from us on May 27, 2006.
Survivors include mother and father, Jeff and Kim Whitworth, Kemp; sisters Ashley Chandler and Brooke Davis, both of Kemp; brother Aspen Whitworth, Kaufman; maternal grandfather Danny Chandler of Kemp; maternal great-grandparents Cotton and Sharon Shelton, Kemp; paternal grandparents Roger and Janie Whitworth, Gun Barrel City; and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Ann Martin Cole
Services for Ann Martin Cole, Tyler, were held June 7, 2006, at Stewart Family Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bob Roberts and Chaplin Roy Devisscher officiating.
Burial followed in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Cole died June 5, 2006, her 90th birthday, in Tyler with her loving family by her side.
Cole was born June 5, 1916, in McKinney to the late Mattie Belle Fletcher and Melton James Fletcher.
She graduated from high school in Louann, Ark., where she excelled in basketball.
Following her graduation, she moved to Tyler, where she attended Federal Institute Business College.
In the early 50s, she began her employment with the Chapel Hill Independent School District. She retired in 1976 as the director of food services.
During her years at Chapel Hill, she received various awards, including a lifetime membership in PTA, for her contributions to the community.
Ann was preceded in death by her husbands, Charlie E. Martin in 1974 and Hiram S. Cole in 2004; brothers Wesley Fletcher, James Fletcher and Bobby Fletcher; sisters Mozelle Fletcher and Ruth McKinney; and stepson Mike Cole.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Marian and Pat Manchack of Kingwood, and Judy and Gerald Jedlicka of Kemp; sister Betty Renfro of Vidalia, La; brothers and spouses R.C. and Jamie Fletcher of Orange, and Bill and Faye Fletcher of Clayton, La; step-children and spouses Beverly and Jerry Nikens of Austin, and Jerry and Linda Cole of Tyler; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Doug Cole, Rick Fletcher, Jerry Jedlicka, Matt Manchack, Keith Nabors and Danny Renfro.

Steven Lacefield
Services for Steven Roy Lacefield, 58, Mabank, were held at the Church of Christ, Temple, Okla., June 7, 2006, with minister Lavelle Layfield officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple. Burial was in Temple Cemetery.
Lacefield was born Nov. 19, 1947, in DeQueen, Ark., and died June 3, 2006, in Royal, Ark.
He was a salesman and veteran of the armed forces.
Survivors include his wife Jackie Lacefield, Mabank; sons Brandon Lacefield and Faron Lacefield; daughter Farrah Butler; grandchildren Lacy, Jaci Tyler and Carla; brother Don Lacefield; sister Iowana Walch; mother Pearline Lacefield; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Velma Fuller
Graveside services for Velma Ruth Fuller, 82, Kemp, were held June 5, 2006, at King Cemetery in the Aley Community, with the Rev. Jim Renfro officiating, under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Fuller was born March 22, 1924, in Sulphur Springs to Walter and Clair (Meade) Laney and died June 2, 2006, at her home in Henderson County. She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy Fuller, brother W.D. Laney and an infant grandson Scott Fuller.
She grew up in Sulphur Springs and graduated from Rylie Springs High School in 1941. She was a loving mother and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tolosa, where she taught Sunday School. She took care of countless nieces and nephews, or any child who needed help.
Survivors include sons Laney Fuller and wife Dee, Kemp; Neal Fuller, Ponder; Tim Fuller and wife Shannon, Murchison; Brian K. Fuller, Kemp; and Matthew Risler, Kemp; daughters Tina Carter and husband Bryan, Hurst; Velma Lee Morris and husband Frank, Hurst; Paula Fruge, Denton; Deborah Risler, Arlington; and Catherine Risler, Hurst; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister Edith Petrik, Duncanville.
Pallbearers were Tim Fuller, Brian K. Fuller, Jerry Neal, John Tally, Gary Laney and Timothy Fuller.

Milo Johnson
Services for Milo Laverne Johnson, 70, Cedar Hill, were held June 6, 2006, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Johnson was born June 26, 1935, in Hamar, N.D., and died May 31, 2006.
He was a salesman and member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville.
Survivors include his wife Mary Johnson, Cedar Hill; daughters Linda Thurman, Cedar Hill; and Rochelle Cowan, Coppell; sons Richard Johnson, Fort Worth; Ronald Johnson, Eastland; Craig Johnson, Scott Johnson and Kelly Johnson, all three of Waxahachie; 27 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Arland Johnson, Tool; and sister Charlotte Knause, Mabank.

Richard Ayers
A memorial service for Richard “Red” Ayers was held June 3, 2006, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Ayers was born April 3, 1944, in Paragold, Ark., and died June 1, 2006, at his home in Trinidad. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He served in the U.S. Army for six years and was employed by Aviall. He was an avid NASCAR fan and will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kathy; sons Richard and Crystal Ayers, Larry and Paige Ayers; daughter September and Larry Fordham; brothers Larry Ayers and James Ayers; sisters Sue Uttley, Betty Lovelady and Patsy Smothers; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Operation Kindness Animal Shelter, 3201 Erhart, Carrollton, TX 75006-5025.

Shirley Ann Cooper
Services for Shirley Ann Cooper, Kemp, were held June 3, 2006, at Tomlinson Funeral Chapel in Seven Points.
Interment was in King Cemetery, Kemp, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Cooper was born March 19, 1944, in Quinlan and died June 1, 2006, at her residence.
Survivors include her husband Fred; sons Jason and Pam Cooper, Payne Springs; Fred and Barbara Cooper, Canton; and Clifford and Brenda Cooper, Dallas; sister Barbara and Jerry Sullivan; brothers Charles and Della Morse, Quinlan; and James Morse, Quinlan; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.