Obituaries

     
    Rudolph John Porter
Born March 25, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. Went to Heaven Aug. 24, 2006, in Mabank.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years Helen Porter, Mabank; two sons five daughters and several grandchildren.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City where he sang in the Sanctuary and Hallelujah choirs and was in the Faith Sunday School class.
He restored and collected antique radios and old record players. He loved music and played in a band for many years.
He had the honor of playing his harmonica in Madison Square Garden in New York City, N.Y.
He served four years in the Army National Guard. He was in the Boy Scouts and spent many years as a Scout Master.
The funeral was Sunday Aug. 27, 2006, in the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home Chapel in Mabank. Pastor Byron Jones officiated. Interment followed in Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank.

John Cromer Worman
John Cromer Worman, 66, Malakoff, husband, father, grandfather, brother and good friend, died at home, surrounded by his loving wife and family, Friday, Aug. 25, 2006.
John, a native of Minneapolis, Minn., was preceded in death by his parents James Russell and Virginia Murty Worman.
He is survived by his wife Mary Callegari Worman; daughters Laurie Fenske and husband Clark, Minneapolis, Minn.; Valerie Ann Hedlund and husband Rob, Salt Lake City, Utah; sons Steven Russell Worman and wife Denise, Simi Valley, Calif.; John Charles Worman and wife Wendy, Newbury Park, Calif.; Scott Michael Worman, Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters Elizabeth Bauer and husband George, Birmingham, Minn.; Janet Wilkinson and husband Benjamin, Wilmington, Del.; 10 grandchildren.
John was a man who cherished life and lived to the fullest.
He adored his wife, loved his children, honored his sisters and appreciated his friends.
He was a man of integrity who thought and felt deeply, expressed himself simply and lived by the code of loyalty.
He was an Eagle Scout and received the Good Conduct Medal in the U.S. Army.
A service of celebration followed interment in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, John requested memorial donations be made to Canine Partners for Life, 334 Faggs Manor Rd., P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, PA 19330-0170.

Claud F. Jackson
Memorial services for Claud F. Jackson, 96, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday Aug. 31, 2006, (today) at the Trinidad United Methodist Church. Burial was in Trinidad City Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Jackson was born Sept. 11, 1909, in Trinidad and died Aug. 26, 2006.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years Lorene Parks Jackson; daughter Patricia Hamm and husband Bill, Trinidad; grandchildren Billy Hamm and wife Cathy, Liberty; and Leslie Hamm Parker and husband Roderick, Trinidad; great-grandchildren Jennifer Williams and husband Anthony, Liberty; Trey Hamm, Liberty; Patrick Parker and wife Sara, Athens; Rebekah Parker, Trinidad; and Stephen Parker, San Diego, Calif.; one great-great-grandson Anthony Treat Williams, Liberty; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Pallbearers were Billy Hamm, Roderick Parker, Trey Hamm, Patrick Parker, Anthony Williams and Claude J. Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers were Phil Parks, Dan Taylor, Ray Childress, Harold Colvin, Arthur Love, David Johnston and Norman Lawyer.
Memorials may be made to Trinidad United Methodist Church Building Fund or Trinidad City Cemetery.

Elaine Shown
Services for Elaine Bootsie Shown, 69, Gun Barrel City, were held Aug. 31, 2006, with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Shown was born Oct. 14, 1936, in Dallas and died Aug. 28, 2006, in Gun Barrel City. She was preceded in death by her husband T.G. Shown and her mother and father.
She was a homemaker. Previously of Rockwall, she had lived in Gun Barrel City for 21 years. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her daughter Jerri Walker and husband Gary, Caddo Mills; brother Davie Davis, Irving; grandchildren Zak Walker, Kelly White and Caleb Walker; nieces and nephews.

Cecil Couch
A memorial service for Cecil Sherwood Couch was held Aug. 28, 2006, at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points. A final service will be held in Lebanon, Mo.
Couch was born July 4, 1922, and died Aug. 27, 2006, after a long fight with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Fannie Couch, brothers Billy Jr., David and Tony Couch.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Jean; brothers Harold and Clayton; six sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Ronald Cooper
Services for Ronald Jack Cooper, 61, Mabank, were held Aug. 31, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Jim Addison officiating. Interment followed in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Cooper was born July 7, 1945, in Forney to Roy Lawton and Lois Baker and died Aug. 28, 2006, in Temple. His parents preceded him in death.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife Lynne Cooper, Mabank; children Jack Cooper and wife Tabatha, Kemp; Jill Ballow and husband Doug, Canton; Gerald Cooper and wife Mary, Rowlett; Jason Cooper, Mabank; grandchildren Sunni, Bodey, Dylan, Dalton, Jessica and Coby; brother Darrell Lawton and wife Gerry, Ponder; sisters Jean Culver and husband Charles, Kemp; Dianne Chavez and husband Ernie, Kemp; Myra Ella Hall and Bruce Golden, Kemp; and numerous other relatives and friends.
On-line guestbook at wwwandersonclaytonbros.com.