Obituaries

     
    Brandi Ross
Services for Brandi Christina Ross, 17, Eustace, were held Aug. 22, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with the Revs. James Howard, Tim Howard and Brent Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County.
Ross was born Jan. 21, 1989, in Athens to Christopher Todd Ross and Julie Jenine Green and died Aug. 19, 2006, in Henderson County.
She was a senior in Kemp High School and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Eustace and the First Baptist Church in Mabank.
Survivors include her mother Julie Hyde and husband Bo, Eustace; father Chris Ross and wife Stacy, Mabank; sisters Candice Lederman and husband Chad, Peeltown; and Chelsea Evans, Mabank; brothers Noah Ross, Mabank; Chris Hyde, Eustace; and Bucky Hyde and wife Jessica, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; maternal grandmother Elizabeth Truelove and husband Charles, Peeltown; paternal grandmother Theresa Ross, Styx; maternal great-grandmother Flossie Tindol, Iowa, La.; stepgreat-grandfather E.H. Hyde, Eustace; stepgrandmother Sallie Spicer and husband Tommy Tucker, Martins Mill; stepgrandfather Paul Spicer, Gun Barrel City; nieces, nephews Kenedy and Kooper Hyde; and Payton Lederman; numerous aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The on-line guestbook is at www.andersonclaytonbros.com.

Freddie Lynn Colvin
Services for Freddie Lynn Colvin, 43, Trinidad, were held Aug. 18, 2006, in the Trinidad Methodist Church with Bro. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
Colvin was born July 7, 1943, in Aley and died July 15, 2006, in Tyler. He was preceded in death by brothers Ansel and Less Colvin and sisters Doris McMillan and Helen Powell.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years Susie Colvin; daughter Ashley Colvin and her fiancee Tyson Miller; son Aaron Colvin and one grandson Clayton Pierce; sisters Gail Brown, Billy Thorton, Rachel Voight and Nelda Hendrix; brothers Harold Colvin, Richard Colvin and Dewain Colvin; one grandchild.
Pallbearers were Bill Gunnels, William Ramsey, Larry Agan, Roosevelt Womack, Steve Higgins, Kenneth Carter and Richard Gunnels.
Honorary pallbearers were nephews from both sides of the family.

Fred Conklin Jr.
A memorial service for Fred Ellsworth Conklin Jr., Mabank, was held Aug. 24, 2006, at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points.
Conklin was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Fort Worth to Fred and Mabel Conklin and died Aug. 19, 2006, in Irving.
He was a longtime resident of Mabank and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired radio operator with the Merchant Marines.
Survivors include daughters Kellie Robic and husband Mark; Kary Berg; and Kathleen Lane and husband Mike, all of Irving; five grandchildren; and sister Eris Allsup, Mabank.

Jimmy Weatherford
Services for Jimmy Weatherford, 66, Mabank, were held Aug. 23, 2006, at Living Vine Full Gospel Ministries in Mabank with the Rev. David Nottingham officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Weatherford was born Feb. 1, 1940, and died Aug. 20, 2006, in Athens.
He was a resident of Mabank for the past 15 years and was of the Christian faith. He was a loving and caring father.
Survivors include his daughters Tammy Montoya and husband Victor, Forney; Stacy Marie Weatherford, Gun Barrel City; and Becky Jo Berg and husband Glen, Mesquite; sons Jimmy Roy Weatherford Jr. and wife Martha, Forney; and Christopher Neal Weatherford, Forney; brother Larry Weatherford, Amarillo; sister Linda Kay, Amarillo; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; other family members and many friends.

Clifton Harris Jr.
Services for Clifton Carlyle Harris Jr., Charleston, S.C., were held Aug. 23, 2006, in the First Baptist Church of Charleston. Interment was in Old St. Davidís Cemetery in Cheraw, S.C.
Harris was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Charleston, S.C. to Clifton Carlyle Harris Sr. and Barbara Harrison Harris and died Aug. 19, 2006.
He was a graduate of James Island High School and received his bachelorís degree form the University of South Carolina.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and member of the choir.
He was a registered tour guide for the City of Charleston. He taught history for 33 years at the First Baptist Church School. He enjoyed traveling around the world and sharing his experiences with his students.
Survivors include his father Clifton C. Harris Sr., and stepmother Alene of Mabank; mother Barbara H. Reeder, Saluda, S.C.; uncles Lawrence R. (Lee) Harris, Garden City, Ga., and W.F. Harris (Elma) Charleston, S.C.; aunts Laura H. Barker, Charleston, S.C.; and Mary Lou Deason, Greensboro, N.C.; and several cousins.

Richard Garrett
Memorial services for Richard Garrett will be held at a future date. Arrangements are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Garrett was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Dallas and died Aug. 19, 2006, at his home in Seven Points.
He was preceded in death by his wife June, his parents and brothers, Robert Dean and Robert Charles Garrett.
He was a retired maintenance engineer and served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his sons Richard Dale and Roger Duane; daughters Donnel, Noey, Darla Bunner, Kristi Ryan and Vickie Strong; sister Wanda Jean McGee; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Ruby Miller
Graveside services for Ruby Miller, 73, Malakoff, were held Aug. 20, 2006, in Seagoville Cemetery with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
Miller was born March 29, 1933, in Lancaster and died Aug. 17, 2006, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents Morris and Elvie Johnson and her husband Robert Miller.
She was a housewife.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Norman and Jo Wilson, Malakoff; sister Della Mae Tucker, Shreveport, La.; and brother Raymond Johnson, Balch Springs.

Barry Brewer
Services for Barry Wayne Brewer, 39, Dallas, were held Aug. 21, 2005, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Byron Jones officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Brewer was born Nov. 3, 1966, in Lubbock and died Aug. 17, 2006, in Dallas.
Previously of Mabank, he had lived in Dallas for 13 years and was a member of the Harbor Baptist Church. He was employed in Security Analysis.
Survivors include his parents Wayne and Carrie Brewer, Mabank; sister Gayla Stewart and husband Tony, Mabank; nephew Mathew Stewart, Mabank; uncle Charlie Byers, San Antonio; and cousins.

Alvin B. Sawyer
Services for Alvin B. Sawyer, 82, Gun Barrel City, was held at 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 21, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. William Vickery and Wayne Brashear officiating. Burial followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Sawyer was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Hamburg, Ark. and died Aug. 17, 2006, in Tyler.
He was a plant manager. Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Gun Barrel City since 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force serving during World War II.
He was of the Assembly of God faith and retired from General Services Administration in 1982.
Survivors include his sister Lee S. Tucker and husband Lloyd, Mabank; sisters-in-law Earline Sawyer, Red Oak; and Lou Sawyer, Rowlett; nieces, nephews, other family member and many friends.

Minnie Lou Hoglin
Minnie Lou Hoglin, 81, Mabank, died Aug. 17, 2006, in Mabank.
She was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Kaufman. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons Glen, Greg, John and Harley Hoglin; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Harold Chennault
Services for Harold Lynn Chennault, 70, were held Aug. 19, 2006, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points with the Rev. Dale Rider officiating.
Burial was in Pyles Prairie Cemetery.
Chennault was born Feb. 17, 1936, to Ollie and Berta Chennault and died Aug. 15, 2006, at home in Trinidad.
He graduated from Sunset High School in 1954 and married Coy Lynn Pyle. He joined the U.S. Navy and attended electronics school. He lived many years in Forney.
He was an innovative designer for Texas Instruments which led him to Chicago to work for Fox River Investments. After the death of Coy Lynn, he moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area.
He married Ann Murphree Aug. 1, 1996.
He developed cancer in 2004, and was undergoing stem cell transplant at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife Ann Murphree Chennault; sister Mary Ann Werner; six children, 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Jo Alice Brewer
Jo Alice Brewer, 82, Arlington, died Aug. 17, 2006 in Arlington.
Services were held Aug. 21, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with the Rev. Bill Skaar officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
She was born Jo Alice Cain in the Styx Community, Sept. 21, 1923, to Jack and Susie Elizabeth (Carey) Cain.
She attended the Kemp Church of Christ. Her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include husband, Robert E. Brewer of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Ann and Louis Stephens of Arlington, and Susan and John Carroll of Kingsland; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Pam Brewer of North Richland Hills; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Billy Jack and Gail Cain of New Iberia, La.; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Charles Stephens, Adam Brewer, Michael Gober, Michael Carroll, Danny Baudion and Tommy Tarpley.