Obituaries

     
   


 
Gene Stout
Services for Gene Stout, 76, Gun Barrel City, were held July 29, 2006, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp with the Rev. Dennis Woods officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Van Zandt County, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros.
Stout was born February 8, 1930, in Phalba, to the late Lester and Ethel Oleta (Greasham) Stout and passed away July 25, 2006, in Dallas.
He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife Margie Stout of Gun Barrel City; sons Eugene Stout of Lubbock, and Robby Stout of Colorado; daughter Vickie Huffman of Texas; step-son Cecil Webb Jr. of Grenada, Miss.; step-daughters Juanda Castro of Payne Springs and Sherri Lambert of Crystal Springs, Miss.; sisters Bessie Martin of Kemp and Anna Stafford of Mesquite; brother Dub Stout of Terrell, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Justin Lofland
Graveside services for infant Justin Allen Lofland were held July 28, 2006, in Guthrie Cemetery with Todd Peavy officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.
He was born and died July 25, 2006.
Survivors include his mother Delia Voss; father Billy Lofland; sister Amanda Voss; brother Legend Lee; maternal grandparents Dean and Connie Clemmons; paternal grandparents, Jack and Shirley McNair, aunts Bonnie Perry and Lacy Burley; uncle Bennie Lee; and great-uncle Ronnie and Jan Emerson.

Jerry Lee
Services for Jerry “Jr.” Lee, 43, were held Aug. 1, 2006, in the Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Douglas officiating. Burial was in Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.
Lee was born June 13, 1963, in Kaufman to James and Claudia Lee, and died July 30, 2006, in Dallas.
He worked as a carpenter in the construction business. He loved the outdoors, fishing, cooking out and had a passion for scuba diving. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his mother Claudia Cornelius; father Jerry Cornelius; brothers Randall Cornelius, Tyler Cornelius and Scott Zimmerman; sisters Paula Garland and husband Donald, and Sharon Trousdale and husband Richard; wife Rhonda Maddox; son Cody Cox; daughter Baylee Fouse; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and other family members.

Bessie Smith
A memorial service will be held for Bessie Lois (Wall) Smith at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, on Meadow Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Smith was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Sherman to Tom Eddie Wall and Sophie Elizabeth Katrinia (Pinkenburg) Wall. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband R.J. Smith Nov. 27, 1980 and her four brothers and two sisters.
She was an at-home mother who enjoyed sewing and carpentry. She made numerous pieces of furniture in her home.
She was a member of the Gun Barrel City Church of the Nazarene for nearly 30 years.
Survivors include her daughter Bonita Jean Farrow, Spokane Valley, Wash.; sons Don L. Smith, Gun Barrel City; and Robert D. Smith, Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Dottie McSwain
Services for Dottie McSwain, 51, Gun Barrel City, were held July 29, 2006, in the Church of Christ of Seven Points with Dennis Kirkpatrick officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McSwain was born Feb. 11, 1955, in Miami, Ariz., and died July 27, 2006, in Gun Barrel City.
She had lived in Gun Barrel City for 27 years and was of the Baptist faith.
She was in food service.
Survivors include her husband Dewey McSwain, Gun Barrel City; sons Ricky McSwain, Lively; and Aaron McSwain, Seven Points; daughters Angela Robbins and husband David, Gun Barrel City; and Courtney Scott and husband Steve, Payne Springs; brother James Hill, Emory; sisters Alice Baine and Rosie Crecelius; and 11 grandchildren.

Harold Draughon
Services for Harold Draughon, 80, Mabank, were held Aug. 1, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Ken Maddox officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Draughon was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Martin Mills and died July 30, 2006, in Mabank.
He was a security guard and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Beacon Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife Mary Draughon, Mabank; sons Harold C. Draughon Jr., Trinidad; Dwight E. Draughon and wife Paula, Mabank; Robert W. Draughon and wife Kelly, Mesquite; and Michael D. Draughon and wife Demata, Mabank; daughter Karen Annette Emmons, Mabank; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Virgil Draughon, Whitehouse; and Hoyle Draughon, Trinidad; sisters Lucille Stone, and Nell Johnson, Scurry.

Annie Olson
Services for Annie Olson were held Aug. 1, 2006, at the Tomlinson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Bell officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Interment was in Baker Cemetery in Tolosa.
Olson was born June 26, 1906, in Van Zandt County and died July 29, 2006, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Roy, three sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include her daughters Ruth and William Newman, Scurry; and Dorothy Byers, Trinidad; grandsons Ronald Newman, Houston; Edward Byers Jr., Trinidad; and Larry Byers, Tawakoni.

Martha Ann Cates
Services for Martha Ann Cates, Weatherford, were held Aug. 2, 2006, in Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points. James Ragsdale officiated.
Burial was in Mankin Cemetery in Mankin, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven Points.
Cates was born Oct. 23, 1944, in Conroe and died July 29, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Survivors include her sons Kenneth Ray Cates, Springtown; Garland Cates, Weatherford; and Michael Cates, Weatherford; sisters Verna Jean Parish, Linda Mahomed and Renda Reynolds, all of Seven Points.

Thomas Cherry Sr.
Services for Thomas Frank Cherry Sr. were held July 30, 2006, at Tomlinson Funeral Chapel with Eston Williams officiating.
Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Cherry was born July 15, 1952, in Birmingham, Ala., and died July 25, 2006, in Dayton, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by parents Dossy and Nira Cherry and brother Bobby Cherry.
He was employed by Auto Truck Transport and was a member of the Machine and Aerospace Union, Local 83, of Dallas.
Survivors include his sons Brady and Tommy Cherry; daughters Teresa Stacy and Marchelle Cherry; brothers Herman and Wesley; sisters Sue Crawford, Teresa Johnston and Karen Sunderland.