Obituaries

     
   

Bobbie V. Helms
Services for Bobbie V. Helms, 74, Payne Springs, were held July 5, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J.R. Miller officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Helms was born June 6, 1932, in Carlsbad, N.M., and died July 1, 2006, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Wayne Helms.
She was a homemaker. Previously of Lancaster she lived in Payne Springs for the past 17 years. She was of the Assembly of God faith.
Survivors include her son Mark Helms, Gun Barrel City; daughters Sharon Lowrance and husband Gary, Ennis; and Rebecca Lewellen and husband Wayne, Haslet; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Janice Leonard
Services for Janice Pauline Leonard were held July 5, 2006, at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel with Rocky Weatherford officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Interment was in Tool Cemetery.
Leonard was born Oct. 14, 1939, in Henderson and died July 2, 2006, in Kemp.
Survivors include her husband Wallace; sons Jeff and Randall Drexel, Houston; stepson Dan Leonard; stepdaughters Sabrina Zambardino and Shannon Leonard; granddaughter Jessica Kelly; one very special daughter Dori Johannson; and very special friend Connie Salik.

Mark Brewer
Services for Mark Bradley Brewer, 19, Mabank, were held July 3, 2006, at the Eubank Funeral Home Chapel in Canton with the Rev. Steve Glosup officiating. Burial was in Haven of Memories in Canton.
Brewer was born Feb. 7, 1987, in Corsicana to David L. and Judy Annette (Connor) Brewer and died accidently July 1, 2006, in Mabank.
He grew up in Mabank and attended Mabank High School. He was a lifelong resident of Kaufman County.
Survivors include his mother Judy Annette and husband Jeff Baugus, Mabank; father David Brewer and wife Vicky, Fort Worth; sister Lisa Burrows, Eustace; and brothers Jeremey Betz, Mabank; Brandon and Tyler Baugus, both of Aubrey; and Chase Brewer, Kilgore; grandparents Bobby Conner, Mabank; Jeanette Conner, Matagorda; Betty Brewer, Canton; and Foy Don Brewer, Mabank.

Ruby Coburn
Services for Ruby Jewell Coburn, 80, Arlington were held July 2, at the Eubank Chapel in Canton with the Rev. Steve Glosup and Dr. Mark Robinson officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories, Canton.
Coburn was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Sunflower, Miss., to Milford Taylor and Rosie Lee Kimbrell Ganey and died June 29, 2006, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband William Cecil Coburn, one sister and four brothers.
She was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Tyler.
She was an accomplished musician playing at one time with the Stamps Quartet. She was a wonderful seamstress, enjoyed gardening, cooking and her family.
Survivors include her son William Cecil Coburn III and wife Brenda, Arlington; daughter Tina Haney and husband Tom, Mabank; brother Thurman B. Ganey, Dallas; grandsons Thomas Bryan Norris, Houston; and William Coburn IV; granddaughters Jamie McRae and husband Larry, Houston; and Laura Harris and husband Stephen, Richardson; one great-grandson Gavin Thomas Harris; other relatives and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to the music ministry of First Baptist Church, 303 S. Athens, Canton, TX 75103.

Ella Mae Clamon
Ella Mae Clamon, 88, died June 30, 2006, in Athens.
Clamon was born Ella Mae Parson to George and Betty Parson, Jan. 30, 1918 in the Styx Community.
She married Robbie Lee Clamon of Aley Aug. 2, 1937.
She was a faithful Christian and longtime member of the Mabank Church of Christ and was known to most as “Mamaw.”
Services were held July 3, 2006, at the church, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Kemp.
Survivors include sons Robert Dale and wife Judy; Donald Leon; and Larry Dean and wife Pat, all of Mabank; grandchildren Robert Mark Clamon and wife Jennifer; and Robin Carol Lowry and husband Chris, all of Mabank; great-grandchildren Austin, Bethany and Kylie Clamon and Caleb, Chesney and Charity Lowry; three nieces and many other relatives and friends.

Robert Lehew Jr.
Services were held for Robert Gene Lehew, Jr., 36, Gun Barrel City, July 2, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp, with the Rev. Leonard Eason officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Lehew was born June 20, 1970, in McAllister, Okla. to Robert Gene Lehew Sr. and Margorie Ann (Longacre) Lehew. He died June 29, 2006 in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his mother Margone Lehew of Gun Barrel City.
He graduated from Mabank High School in 1988 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 310 and Cedar Creek Masonic Lodge No. 1431.
Survivors include his wife Beverely Lehew of Gun Barrel City; children Collin, Kalin and Savanah Kay; father Robert Lehew Sr. and wife Beth of Canton; sisters Rhonda Holland and husband Brian of Arlington; and Rebecca Landers and husband David of Gun Barrel City; nieces and nephews, Christopher, Megan, Jimmy, Allison and Hayden.
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James M. Pinkerton
Services for James M. Pinkerton, 83, Mabank, were held July 6, 2006 at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Pinkerton was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Langley, Ark., and died June 29, 2006, in Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by sisters Bea Oslen, Gladys Ingram and Lee Buckner and brothers Jack and Aaron Pinkerton.
He was a former president of the Oak Harbor POA for 20 years.
He was a retired U.S. Army sergeant, and served during World War II.
He also retired from the Atomic Energy Commission in 1979.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Pinkerton, Mabank; son Jon William Pinkerton, Anchorage, Alaska; daughter Sandra Lee Pinkerton, Arvada, Colo.; sister-in-law Anita Pinkerton; nieces, nephews and other family members and many friends.

Helen Willich
Services for Helen Rosezellar Willich, 85, Kemp, were held July 3, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp, with the Reverends Tommy Merchant and Brian Merchant officiating.
Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
Willich was born April 23, 1921, in Whitney, daughter of Ben and Jennie (Winkler) Lowe. She died June 29, 2006, in Kaufman.
She was married to Ernest Justin Willich Aug. 9, 1947, and he preceded her in death Nov. 14, 2002. A son, Charles W. Merchant, also preceded her in death.
She was a member of A Sinners Hope Baptist Church in Payne Springs.
Survivors include daughter Martha Ann Kiker of Tool; son Ernest Ray Willich of McGregor; daughter Angela Faye Lateef of Garland; son Robert Lewis Willich of Lovelady and son John Button III of Kemp; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also mother to several foster children.
Pallbearers were Justin Gautney, Lee Reese, John Laywell, Kyle Pace, Tim Merchant and Robbie Merchant. Sign the online guestbook at www.andersonclaytonbros. com.