Obituaries

     
   


 
Sherman Hulsey Sr.
Memorial services for Sherman Franklin Hulsey Sr., were held Aug. 3, 2006, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home with Mickey Loftes officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Hulsey was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Burkburnett and died Aug. 1, 2006, in Kemp.
He retired from Monsanto as a supervisor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years Lillian; son Frank and wife Jane, Santa Barbara, Calif.; sister Patsy Matthews, Gatesville; grandchildren Jaime Hulsey, Heather Hulsey, Lacey Hulsey and Lauren Hulsey; great-grandson Hunter Hulsey.


Donna Lee Wylie
Services for Donna Lee Wylie were held Aug. 4, 2006, at Providence Baptist Church in Tool, with Bro. Jim Shafer officiating. Interment was in Tool Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Wylie was born Aug. 14, 1933, in Akron, Ohio, and died Aug. 1, 2006, in Gun Barrel City. She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Helen Ruff.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years Doug Wylie; son Don and his wife Michele Wylie, Seven Points; daughters Becky and husband Jerry Hughey, Gun Barrel City; Jeanne Wylie, Kemp; and Cathi and husband David Massey, Kemp; grandchildren Jeff Wylie, Keila Felts, Dana Hughey, Amanda Kulsa, Candice Hughey; great-grandchildren Madison Kulsa and Cade Hughey; and sister Joyce and husband Jimmy Butler, Trinidad.

Mark McConnell
Mark Wayne McConnell, 45, Corsicana, was born May 19, 1961, in Dallas and died Aug. 4, 2006, in Corsicana. There will be cremation with no services planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
He was an auto glass installer.
Survivors include his daughter Cynthia Dawn McConnell, Midwest City, Okla.; son Jonathan McConnell, Kemp; sisters Elizabeth Fay Pon, Rockport; Linda Diane Wornkey, Rockport; grandson Christopher McConnell, Midwest City, Okla; and fiancee Gail Guentzel, Rockport.

Iva Mae Mobley
Services for Ima Mae “MeMaw” Mobley, 78, Gun Barrel City, were held Aug. 7, 2006, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Bell officiating. Interment was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mobley was born April 16, 1928, in Minter and died Aug. 4, 2006, in Tyler.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Gun Barrel City since 1978. She was a member of the Lakeside Assembly of God Church. She loved quilting and Elvis Presley.
Survivors include her husband James Mobley Sr., Gun Barrel City; daughter Patricia Kilgore, Kemp; sons Chester Massingill, Ovet, Miss.; Greg Massingill, Lockhart; and Alan Massingill, Moscow Mills, Mo.; stepsons James Mobley Jr., Odessa; and Terry Mobley, Odessa; stepdaughters Louise Blackburn, Medina, Ohio; Eva Sexton, Mabank; Marline Bigham, Clovis, N.M.; Madeline Pressler, Fort Worth; Jackie Zee, Baltimore, Md.; and Donna Creamer, Eureka, Mo.; sisters Ree Karston, Dallas; and Rosie Caviness, Wills Point; grandsons Bobby Migura, North Richland Hills; and David Migura, Tool; a host of nieces, nephews, other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Catherine Smith
Services for Catherine Estelle Smith, 85, Kaufman, were held Aug. 8, 2006, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with Dr. C.E. Smith officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Smith was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Maysville, Okla., and died Aug. 5, 2006, in Kaufman. She was preceded in death by her son, her parents and husband C.E. “Smitty” Smith in 1993.
Previously of Mesquite, she had lived in Kaufman for many years and was a member of the Harbor Baptist Church of Payne Springs. She was married to C.E. Smith for 57 years and owned and operated Smitty’s Bait & Tackle in Payne Springs.
Survivors include her sons Dwight Smith and wife Doloras, Forney; Frankie Smith and wife Lynda, Terrell; and C.E. Smith and wife Vicki, Victoria; daughters Nellie Vernott, Terrell; Shirley Grant and husband Bob, Scurry; and Vickie Hunker and husband John, Mesquite; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.

Betty Lou Musselwhite
Services were held for Betty Lou Musselwhite, 68, Kemp, August 7, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Haines and Joe Musselwhite officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
She was born Betty Lou Grubb, Feb. 16, 1938, in Bristol, Va., daughter of Herschel and Ruby (Faidley) Grubb. She died Aug. 3, 2006, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Musselwhite, mother and sister Patty Mitchell.
She was a member of Tolosa Baptist Church.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Tonya Musselwhite, Trinidad; daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Daniel Cummings, Palestine, and Cindy and John Brown, Kemp; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; father, Herschel Grubb, Bristol, Tenn.; and brothers, Kenneth Grubb, New Jersey, Mark Grubb, Roanoke, Va., Phillip Grubb, Rockhill, S.C.; and Ronnie Grubb, Toms River, N.J.
Pallbearers were Cody Musselwhite, Shane Musselwhite, Bubba Cummings, Christopher Herndon, Joshua Brown and Jonathan Brown.

Emmet Cornelison
Services for Emmet Cornelison, 80, Trinidad, were held Aug. 8, 2006, in Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Whitiker officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Cornelison was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Bowie and died Aug. 5, 2006, in Mesquite.
Previously of Gun Barrel City, he had lived in Trinidad for the last three years.
He was of the Christian faith and was in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a past commander of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 43976 in Seven Points and the American Legion Post No. 310 in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include his wife Barbara J. Cornelison, Trinidad; son Ronnie D. Cornelison, Dublin; sisters Lois Cansler, Bowie; and Doris Blasingame, Irving; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Retha Coleman
Graveside services for Retha Coleman, 87, Tyler, were held Aug. 9, 2006, at Cathedral in the Pines with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.
Coleman was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Vasco to the late Luther Cotts and Nettie Pearl Wortham Vanderburg and died Aug. 7, 2006, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
She was a hairstylist and member of First Baptist Church of Mabank. She had lived in Gun Barrel City for 16 years.
Survivors include her husband Lonnie Coleman, Gun Barrel City; daughter Pat Mallory, Tyler; stepdaughters Pat Cagle, Justin; and Linda Hubner, Brownwood; stepson Ronnie D. Coleman, Lewisville; sister Charlene Cooper, Odessa; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 113 East Mount Vernon St., Mabank, TX 75147.