|Linda White Williams
Linda White Williams, 55, of Mesquite died Sunday near Snyder, Texas.
Funeral services are pending.
Linda was born Aug. 21, 1947, in Dallas, the daughter of Herbert and
Edna White. She was a member of Shady Land Baptist Church in Mesquite.
Survivors include her father, Herbert White of Southlake; her mother,
Edna White of Kaufman; a brother, Larry White of Fort Worth; two sons,
Floyd Williams and Kenneth Williams, both of Mesquite; five grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home
Hugh R. Thompson, 82, passed away Feb. 5, 2003, in Ennis. He was born
Oct. 8, 1920, in Kingston, Okla., to Russell White and Ivy Rose Griffith
He served in the Marine Corps in World War II in the South Pacific.
After the war, he worked in the oilfield including offshore drilling in
the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Ethiopia. He retired in 1982 to Canton and
later moved to Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Ivy Thompson;
brothers Clyde, Harry and Bill Thompson; and sisters Hilda Whatley, Rosalie
Cooper and Joann Mears. He was a Mason.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law James R. (Jim) and Donna
Beth Thompson of Kaufman; three grandsons, Lance, Ryan and Cody Thompson
of Kaufman; two sisters, Erny Willits of Tulsa, Okla., and Beverly Collins
of Drumright, Okla.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Eubank Funeral Chapel
in Canton with Bro. Mike Kellet and James Thompson officiating. Interment
was at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Kaufman ISD Scholarship
Foundation, 1000 South Houston Street, Kaufman, Texas 75142.
Funeral services were directed by Eubank Funeral Home Inc. in Canton.
Faye M. Gipson
Faye Marie Gipson, longtime resident of Terrell, passed away peacefully
at the age of 88 on Feb. 7, 2003, at her home in Terrell. Mrs. Gipson was
born in Wood County, Texas, on Nov. 7, 1914, to Stonewall Gray and Laura
Bridges Gray. She was preceded in death by brothers Jim Ewing and Louis
Stovall, and sisters Lillie Mae Holley, Ethel Mize and Edna Griffin.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, J.M. Gipson of Terrell;
daughters and son-in-law, Charlotte and Scott Gilmore and Bettye Hall,
all of Terrell; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Lydia Gipson of Tyler;
seven grandchildren, Jenny MacDowell of Johnstown, Pa., Lori Andrews of
Pasadena, Calif., Juliann Larsen of Austin, James Hall of Abilene, Celinda
Lindsey of Terrell, Terry Gipson of White Plains, N.Y., and Kerry Long
of Frisco; eight great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
A service of celebration of her life was held at Goggans Funeral Home
in Terrell at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, with Rev. Steve Odom officiating,
and interment followed at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell.
Serving as pallbearers was Terry Gipson, James Hall, Rusty Lindsey,
Rob Long, Ken Larsen and Craig Ostrander. Friends were invited to a visitation
with the family Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at Goggans Funeral Home.
Faye grew up in Wood County and later moved to the Tona Community north
of Terrell where she met and married her husband. She was a housewife and
worked in the cotton fields and on the dairy farm with her husband until
the family moved into Terrell in the early ‘50s. Faye and J.M. both went
to work at Terrell State Hospital where Faye worked 25 years as a nurse
technician and where she made lifelong friends. She was a graduate of the
Nurse Technician School of Navarro Junior College. Faye was an avid golfer
and bowler. She was a longtime member of First Christian Church of Terrell.
Her family and many friends celebrate the long life of this wonderful woman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First
Christian Church of Terrell Scholarship Fund.
Ray “Butch” Bedrick, Jr.
July 7, 1953 – January 26, 2003
Ray “Butch” Bedrick Jr., 49, of Kaufman, beloved son, brother, grandson,
uncle and nephew passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at his home. Ray was
born July 7, 1953, in Bryan, Texas, to Raymond and Betty Bedrick who were
stationed there with the Air Force. In 1956, Ray’s family moved to Kaufman
where he grew up in the country – riding horses, playing sports and learning
to drive. Graduating from Kaufman High School in 1971, Ray played several
years with the Kaufman Lions Varsity. He was named “Mr. K.H.S.” and Student
Council President his senior year.
Ray received his marketing degree from the University of Texas at Arlington
and began a long and successful career in marketing and sales. He continued
his career through 16 cities across the country from California to Tennessee.
Ray also was owner of his own company, RBJ Label. Wherever he lived, Ray
struck up friendships he cherished for life. Ray owned his own printing
company, RBJ Label, for eleven years. He remained a passionate Texas Longhorn
fan throughout his life. He was also a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church
of Kaufman, American Paint Horse Association, and the KJT organization.
Active in sports, Ray was also an avid horseman, and in recent years,
was a member of the Tri-Valley Trailblazers. Those who knew Ray best rarely
saw him without his horses or dogs, and he often shared their antics with
family and friends. Ray loved the outdoors and the simple things. He recently
wrote “God makes me laugh in so many ways, and I thank him for that… everyday.”
Ray – his big heart, his humor, caring and outgoing personality - will
be deeply missed every day, especially by his parents, Betty and Raymond;
and sisters, Barbara Bedrick of Dallas, Marjorie Saenz and husband John
of Sachse, and Sherri Martin and husband, Allen, of Kaufman. He loved children;
and his niece, Courtney Saenz, and nephews, Andrew and Joshua Saenz, and
Lantz Martin will miss “Uncle Butch” very much.
Ray is also survived by his grandparents, Frank and Mary Bedrick of
Kaufman, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded
in death by his maternal grandparents, Gladys Rodgers Ray and Cecil Rodgers.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at St.
Ann’s. Father Joseph Mehan Jr. officiated with eulogy by Pastor Brent Gentzel,
First Baptist Church, Kaufman. Pallbearers were Mark Phillips, Steve Rychlik,
Rod Rychlik, Mike Bedrick, David Lott, and Henry Roy Rychlik. A Rosary
was said by Deacon James Burkel at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Parker-Ashworth
The family of Ray Bedrick wishes to express his gratitude for the prayers,
food and support from many friends and family members, and to members of
both St. Ann’s and First Baptist congregations who offered support in the
loss of son and brother, Ray.
Wilma Cech of Terrell passed away on Feb. 10, 2003. Services are pending
at this time with Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell.
Gary D. Hunt of Kaufman County passed away at his residence April 23,
Born June 26, 1945, in Kaufman to the late Jadie and Christine Hunt,
he lived his entire life in the Red Oak Community.
Hunt graduated from Kaufman High School in 1963 and retired from ASC,
formerly Titus Manufacturing.
Hunt was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Billy Hunt,
and brother-in-law L.B. Smith.
Surviving are his sisters, Jimmie Sue Peters and her husband, Ernest,
of Farmers Branch and Vivian Ruth Smith of Kaufman. He will be missed by
all who knew and loved him for his big heart and smile.
Services were held on April 26, 2003, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel
in Terrell with Rev. Jay Barnes officiating. Interment was at Radar Cemetery.
Annie Bell McKee White of Kaufman passed away April 26, 2003, in Terrell,
She was born June 17, 1915, in Kaufman, Texas to the late William H.
and Commintie (Perkins) McKee.
She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Kaufman,
worked for Doris Dunn in Kaufman County and retired from the Kaufman County
tax office in 1985.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl White, grandson Danny
Lear and five brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilois Eudy and her husband, Thomas,
and Mickie Lear and her husband, Tom, all of Kaufman.
Grandsons are Ted, Chris, Barry Lear and Brad Eudy. Granddaughters
are Wendy Lear and Sara Brian. She had six great grandsons and four great
Services were held April 28, 2003, in the Kaufman Cemetery with Rev.
John Gondol officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Anderson
Clayton Bros. of Kaufman.
Leberta Pearl Ross
Funeral services for Leberta Pearl Ross, 82, of Kaufman were held 1
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with
Rev. Bobby Pritchett officiating. Interment followed in the Wilson Chapel
Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman.
Mrs. Ross was born April 13, 1920, in Gracemont, Okla., to the late
Charles Edward and Vera (Campbell) Wilson and passed away Nov. 25, 2002,
in Kaufman. She lived in Kaufman the past 14 years and was a member of
the Grays Prairie Baptist Church. She was married to the late James Ross
on June 19, 1938, and he preceded her in death April 20, 1996.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Mallory of Kaufman; son, Jimmy
Ross of Plano; son, Jerry Ross and his wife Betty of Boston, and daughter,
Phyllis Stark and her husband Tommy of Kaufman; 12 grandchildren; 15 great
grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild.
Loyd Waldon Wilson
Loyd Waldon Wilson was born in Decatur, Texas, on Nov. 8, 1922, to
George and Elizabeth Birdsong Wilson. Loyd passed away in Kaufman on Nov.
On June 19, 1943, he married Estelle Ballard in Rockwall. Loyd served
in the U S Army during World War II. He lived most of his life in Kaufman
and was self employed as a welder. Loyd was preceded in death by his son,
Wayne Wilson, and a granddaughter, Jessica Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Estelle Wilson of Kaufman; son, Bryan Wilson
of Elkhart; daughter, Wanda Brewer of Kaufman; brother, Cecil Wilson of
Denison; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and many other
relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Parker-Ashworth
Chapel with Rev. Darren Harvey officiating. Interment followed in Wilson
Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth
Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Wanda Ann McGlaun
Wanda Ann McGlaun passed away in Lubbock, Texas, on Dec. 23, 2002.
Wanda was born in Rand, Texas, on Sept. 8, 1937, to Rufus and Katherine
Evans Nalls. She was raised in Kaufman and lived most of her life there.
She married Bill McGlaun in Kaufman on Sept. 14, 1956.
She was a member of the Ropesville Church of Christ, the Hockley Company
Family, Community Education Club and Ropesville Senior Citizens.
Wanda is survived by her husband, Bill McGlaun; son, Craig McGlaun
of Levelland; daughter, Holly Ward of Arnett; brothers, John Nalls of Kaufman,
Fred Nalls of Terrell, Eddie Nalls of Kaufman; sister, Glenda Nalls of
Wills Point; and 2 grandchildren, Brittany and William of Arnett.
Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at Ropesville Church of Christ with
Minister Oscar Batten and Elder Wilburn Burks.
Interment was at Ropesville Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under
the direction of Head Funeral Home in Levelland.
Patsy Ruth Musketnuss
Patsy Ruth Musketnuss was born in Hopkins County near Brashear, Texas,
on Sept. 27, 1943, to Cyrel and Ruby Chandler Smith.
Patsy was raised in Sulphur Springs and moved to Kaufman when she was
a teenager. She moved to Scurry, Texas, in 1978. On, Oct. 2, 1974, Patsy
married Charles Musketnuss in Kaufman.
Patsy is survived by her husband, Charles Musketnuss of Scurry; daughter,
Shauna Musketnuss of Scurry; brothers, Billy Ray Smith of Conroe and Bobby
Gene Smith of Haynesville, La; grandson, Donavan Payne of Scurry; and other
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Brashear
Cemetery in Brashear, Texas.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral
Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com.
Arnold Wayne Nelms Sr.
Arnold Wayne Nelms Sr. was born June 19, 1921, in Palestine, Texas,
and passed away peacefully at his home in Combine, on Dec. 22, 2002, at
the age of 81.
During World War II, he served in the Army’s 96th Infantry Division
in the South Pacific. He was a custom home builder in Dallas and a master
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Virginia Pauline; 3
children, Dona Potter and husband James of Combine, Rita Morton and husband
Donny of Combine and Terry Nelms and wife Donna of Palestine; daughter-in-law,
Glenda Nelms of Crandall; ex-daughter-in-law, Ginger Nelms of Combine;
sister-in-law, Billie Nelms Barr of Dallas; 13 grandchildren and 12 great
He is preceded in death by son Arnold Wayne Nelms Jr.
The family appreciates the care given by trusted friend Dr. Gary Roberts.
He will be missed by his 13 year companion, Bitsy-Lou, his Yorkshire Terrier.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Roselawn Memorial
Chapel with Rev. Mike Alcorn officiating.
Interment followed in Roselawn Memorial gardens. Pallbearers for the
service were his 8 grandsons.
Joyce McPherson Sharp
Joyce McPherson Sharp, of Scurry, was born Oct. 16, 1934, in South
Bend, Texas, to Nathan and Verna Leonie Montgomery McPherson. She passed
away Dec. 24, 2002, at the age of 68.
Joyce had been a member of Mt. Olive Church since 1958. She was active
in politics and served as an election judge for over 35 years. She worked
for Sears Roebuck and Co. for numerous years. Joyce was preceded in death
by her husband, Billy T. Sharp, and brothers, Perry Daniel and Harold Ray
She is survived by her son Mike Sharp and his wife Paula of Scurry;
grandson, Toby Michael Sharp and wife Dana of Scurry; granddaughter, Amy
Rena of Scurry; great granddaughter, Cady Gail Sharp of Scurry; mother,
Verna McPherson of Scurry; sisters, Norma Legg and husband Tommy of Kaufman
and Sible Glenn and husband Billy Frank of Coppell; extended family, Frank
and Danna McCall, Christina McCall and Bobby McCall; and a host of niece,
nephews, and other relatives.
Pall Bearers were Denny McWhorter, Talmage Richman, Bro. Denny Mackey,
Sammy LaCour, Robert Flair and Larry Ewing. Honorary Pall Bearers were
Jack Smith, Bro. Joe Rosenquist and Mt. Olive Church Deacons.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Mt. Olive Baptist
Church in Scurry with Bro. Nolan Richey and Bro. Garris Baggett officiating.
Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home
Lillie Bell Wheat
Lillie Bell Wheat was born in Grapevine, Texas, on Feb. 21, 1912, to
William and Georgia Carrell Biggers. Lillie passed away in Kaufman on Dec.
25, 2002. She was raised in Grapevine and Irving and lived most of her
life in Irving. Lillie moved to Kaufman in 2000.
She was a charter member of the First Assembly of God Church in Irving.
On Sept. 25, 1937, she married Orville Wheat in Dallas. Orville preceded
her in death on July 21, 1975.
Lillie is survived by her sons, J. W. Hudson of North Richland Hills
and Orville Wheat of Crandall; daughter, Barbara Biven of Kaufman; 12 grandchildren;
22 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and other relatives
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 28, 2002, at the
First Assembly of God Church Kaufman with Rev. D. G. Council and Rev. Gloyd
Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Crown Hill Memorial Park in
Pallbearers were Jimmy Don Hudson, Rocky Hudson, Ronnie Biven, Gregg
Newton, Lance Yager and Jasen Newton. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Newman,
Jonathan Biven and Beau Hudson.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral
Home of Kaufman.
Tommy Wayne Evans was born in Kaufman on Nov. 26, 1965, to Billy Wayne
Evans and Shirley Reid. Tommy passed away in Kaufman on April 18, 2003.
Tommy was raised in Kaufman and lived most of his life in Kaufman.
He is survived by his son, Zachary Evans of Kaufman; mother, Shirley
East of Wills Point; father, Bill Evans of Kaufman; sister, Tammy Evans
of Cleburne; grandparents, Margaret Evans of Kaufman and Hazel Mullins
of Mabank; aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held April 19, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Parker-Ashworth
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Moore and Mike Kellett officiating.
Interment followed in Fox Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral
Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com
Funeral services for Richard Lennox of Kaufman were held 2 p.m. Monday,
April 21, 2003, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Harry Erb
officiating. Interment followed in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery under the
direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman.
Mr. Lennox was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Mount Pleasant, Texas, to the
late John Henry and Viva Lennox and passed away April 17, 2003, in Dallas.
He was a member of the Teamsters Union and was preceded in death by his
wife, Robbie Lennox, on July 22, 2002.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandy Swann, and her husband, Lee,
of Kaufman; grandchildren Keith Bradley and Teresa Hood; great grandchildren
Katelyn and Courtney Bradley and Taylor and Alexander Hood; sister Lela
Mae Denny of Mount Pleasant; brothers Tommy Lenox of Sulphur Springs, Travis
Lennox of Garland, and J.R. Lennox of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces,
nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Rosser Vernon Hardin of Kaufman was born Sept. 3, 1912, in the Rand
Community of Kaufman County, Texas, to the late Rosser Franklin and Willie
Tom (Baldree) Hardin and passed away April 8, 2003, in Kaufman. He was
a charter member of the Cottage Heights Baptist Church and a Senior Deacon.
He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joe Kenneth Hardin and by 4 brothers,
Roy Lee, James Elton, Gene, and Joe Allen Hardin. He is survived by his
wife, Lottie Ann Hardin, of Kaufman; son James Richard Hardin and his wife,
Joan, of Dallas; daughter Verna Ann Brazil and her husband, Merion, of
Dallas; daughter-in-law Agnes Hardin of Kaufman; seven grandchildren; 12
great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister Pauline Evans
of Kaufman; and sisters-in-law Ollie Mae Benson of Kaufman and Ester McGrew
Hardin of San Antonio.
Services were 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2003, in the Cottage Heights
Baptist Church in Kaufman with Rev. Todd Peavy officiating. Interment followed
in the Kaufman Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the Funeral Home.
Danny Eugene Wood was born to Raymond and Susan Virginia Coltharp Wood
in Kaufman County, Texas, on Dec. 6, 1935, and passed away at his home
near Terrell on April 6, 2003.
He was retired with 28 years service from the Garland Fire Department.
Danny was a proud member of the 1952 Terrell State Championship football
team and had very fond memories of being a part of the team. He was also
an avid hunter and fisherman, and all of the firefighters he served with
remember his good cooking.
Danny was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Kay Gosser, and
is survived by his wife, Lucina Barassa Wood; three sons, Dan Wood Jr.,
Jody C. Wood and Marlon Monge; two daughters, Nancy Ann Wood and Indira
Monge; one granddaughter, Jennifer Wood; one brother, Bruce
Wood, all of Terrell; and other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Goggans Funeral Home of Terrell,
and the Wood family received friends for visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Monday, April 7, 2003, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the
Leon Vineyard Scholarship Fund, c/o Terrell ISD, 212 W. High Street, Terrell,
Betty Screws, 53, of Bogata passed away on April 1, 2003, in Clarksville.
She was born on June 13, 1949, to Kennith and Audrey Ballard Gandy in New
A member of the Church of Christ, Betty was a devoted wife and loving
mother and grandmother. She bragged often about her children and granddaughter
and enjoyed attending their activities, from sports to beauty pageants.
She never met a stranger.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 4, 2003, with Reverend
D.G. Council and Brother Raynard Screws officiating. Interment was at Wilson’s
Chapel Cemetery, Kaufman County, Texas.
Betty is survived by her husband, J. Roland Screws, Bogata; son Darin
Screws, Bogata; daughters Rhonda Screws, Bogata, Cheryl Timms, Dallas,
Dana Crawford, Bogata; brothers Michael Gandy, Nacogdoches, Gary Hughes,
Westminster; sister Carolyn Ballard, Kaufman; and granddaughter Hailey
Pallbearers were Michael Miles, Emory Bruner, Aaron Bruner, Clay Bruner,
Jonathan Gandy and Dale Screws.
Doris Anna Price was born in Kaufman County, Texas, on Dec. 15, 1915,
to Albert and Maude Duncan Mitchell. She passed away in Kaufman on April
Doris was raised in the Arcadia community and later moved to Dallas.
She moved back to Kaufman in 1983.
Doris worked for Terrell State Hospital and retired in 1987. She was
preceded in death by her husbands Nathan Young and Cecil Price and a great
grandchild, Jerri Elaine.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Dolores Thorp, of Gun Barrel City;
sisters Barbara Sullivan of Dallas and Betty Garbee of Virginia; grandchildren
Vicki McGuire, Felecia Caskey, Tami Thorp and Shawn Thorp; great grandchildren
Dylan, Nikki, Renee, Ashleigh and Lacey; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the
Parker-Ashworth Chapel with Rev. D. G. Council and Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating.
Interment was in Kaufman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the
direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Donald Eugene Armstrong Sr. was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 7,
1928, to Fred and Leona Miller Armstrong. Don passed away in a Kaufman
hospital on April 6, 2003.
Don was raised in Kansas City, Mo., and later moved to Lamar, Mo. He
entered the U.S. Navy in 1945. Don moved to Kaufman in 1969. He was active
with the Kaufman Senior Citizens Center and was a member of St. Ann Catholic
Church in Kaufman. On Aug. 8, 1952, Don married Mary Nocar in Maryland.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Armstrong, of Kaufman; sons Robert
Tucker of Maryland and Donnie Armstrong of Fort Worth; daughter Susan Lloyd
of Kaufman; brother Fred Armstrong Jr. of Paola, Kan.; sisters Pat Key
of Wheatland, Mo., and Jeanie Fisher of Wheatland, Mo.; grandchildren Heather,
Sarah, Daniel, Randy, Ashley, Kristen, R. J., Bobby, Erika, and Ryan; and
Don was a wonderful man who will truly be missed by his family and
friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at
11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Kaufman. Rosary was recited Tuesday,
April 8, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Kaufman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under
the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
James W. Davis was born on Aug. 10, 1929, in Little Rock, Ark., and
passed away on April 3, 2003, in Kaufman.
Davis retired from teaching in Kaufman Independent School District
in 1984. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Funeral services were held on April 7, 2003, at First Baptist Church
in Kaufman with Dr. Brent Gentzel officiating. Interment was at Wilson
Chapel under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Davis is survived by his wife, Ann Davis, of Kaufman; son William and
wife Teressa Davis of Kaufman; daughter Alesia and Rick Holbrook of Conway,
Ark.; brothers Harold and wife Marceil Davis of Angleton and Otis and wife
Betty Davis of Spring; special friend Aundrea Jones; and four grandchildren.
Frances Miklis Havlik
Mass of Christian Burial services for Frances Miklis Havlik, 91, were
held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in the St. Ann Catholic Church with
Father Joseph Mehan officiating. Recitation of the Rosary took place 7
p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel. Interment followed
Mass in the Kaufman Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros.
Mrs. Havlik was born Sept. 14, 1910, in Ennis, to the late John and
Frances (Valek) Miklis and passed away Aug. 30, 2002, in Kaufman. She was
a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society.
She was a homemaker most of her life and worked in nursing homes in the
1960s as a dietician and will be remembered for her good cooking.
Survivors include her sisters, Agnes Trojacek of Kaufman, Millie Slovacek
of Cedar Creek Lake, Louise Marek of Kaufman, and Hattie de Vlaming of
Kaufman; brothers, Joe Miklis of Kaufman, and Johnnie Miklis of Kaufman;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were George Miklis, Robert Slovacek, David Marek, Steve
Miklis, Joe Miklis, and Louis Maliska.
Tracy Beall Medders
Gathering of remembrance services for Tracy Beall Medders, age 86,
of Kaufman, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the Anderson
Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Kaufman with Rev. Brent Gentzel
officiating. Interment followed in the Kaufman Cemetery under the direction
of Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Tracy Beall Medders was born Sept. 30, 1915, in Mart, Texas, a son
of the late Charlie and Jertie Medders, and passed away on Sept. 5, 2002,
in Kaufman. He had lived in Kaufman for the past 22 years and was an employee
of Shell Oil Company as a crude oil representative for 35 years. He married
Thelma Mae Daniel on May 11, 1941, in Jasper, Texas. Together, they were
members of the First Baptist Church of Kaufman for 22 years. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Mae Medders of Kaufman; son, David
Medders and his wife Frannie of Laramie, Wy.; granddaughter, Carrie Medders
of San Jose, Calif.; as well as numerous other friends and relatives.
Harold C. Ewing
Funeral services for Harold C. Ewing, 87, of Crandall were held at
10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel
with Rev. Joe Rosenquist officiating. Interment followed in the Crandall
Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman.
Mr. Ewing was born April 12, 1915, in Scurry to the late Quincy Clyde
and Lela (Kell) Ewing and passed away Sept. 8, 2002, in Kaufman. He was
a member of the First Baptist Church of Crandall and retired from Service
Equipment of Austin Bridge Company. He was a former Lions Club member and
former Fire Chief in Crandall. He was preceded in death by his son Robert
Ewing, first wife Mildred Ewing, second wife Tommie Ewing, and step son
Survivors include his wife Estelle Ewing of Crandall; daughter, Glenda
Tate and her husband Bob of Kemp; son, Harold Dean Ewing of Center, Ala.;
8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Kell Ewing of Scurry;
sisters, Agnes Hardin of Kaufman, Nett Cave of Pleasant Grove, Nina McCurry
of Kaufman, and Pauline Estep of Crandall; step children, Pat Mathis, Ronny
Nelson, Walter Smith, Ronnie Smith, and Dee Carrier; and numerous nieces,
nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Zenola Elimira Lagow
Funeral services for Zenola Elimira Lagow, of Owasso, Okla., were held
at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel.
Interment followed in the Kaufman cemetery under the direction of Anderson
Clayton Bros. of Kaufman.
Mrs. Lagow was born April 30, 1917, in Kaufman to the late John Frank
and Edna May (Massingale) Thompson and passed away Sept. 8, 2002. in Owasso,
Okla. Her husband Robert Samuel Lagow preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Stephanie
Lagow of Southlake; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Bill McGuire of
Tulsa, Okla.; 3 grandchildren, Glen Walter McGuire, Drew Lagow, and Laci
Lagow; 3 brothers, Vernon Thompson of Mabank, Guy Shaw Thompson of Arlington,
and Delphine Thompson of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other