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Dr. WJ Wimpee
Dr. WJ Wimpee passed away on Dec. 1, 2002. Services were held at First Baptist Church of Waco on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. 
Dr. Wimpee’s great faith led him to a lifetime of service to God, his family and Baylor University. He inspired acountless number of people around the world and was an example and friend to those who knew him. 
W.J. was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Kaufman. While attending Kaufman High School, he was the quarterback of the 1934 regional championship football team. Dr. Wimpee continued his athletic career during his attendance at Baylor University from 1936 through 1940. While at Baylor, Dr. Wimpee earned six letters, (three in track and three in football). Following his graduation from Baylor in 1940, W.J. continued his education at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth where he earned a Doctorate of Theology. While attending seminary, W.J. met his bride and companion of sixty years, Lillian Wilkins Wimpee of Rolla, Mo. 
Dr. Wimpee began his professional career as pastor of First Baptist Church of Dayton, Texas, from 1943 to 1945. In August of 1945, Dr. Wimpee and his wife returned to Waco to serve as the Baptist Student Union Director. Simultaneously, Dr. Wimpee was named as the first chaplain of Baylor University serving until his retirement in 1989. Dr. Wimpee’s duties while at Baylor University extended far beyond his role of chaplain. During his tenure he served as professor of religion, Assistant to President W.R. White, liaison for retired professors, and interim pastor to churches throughout Texas. 
His time at Baylor University spanned the administration of five university presidents; Governor Pat M. Neff, Dr. W. R. White, Dr. Abner McCall, Dr. Herbert H. Reynolds and Dr. Robert B. Sloan. Dr. Wimpee is most remembered by the Baylor family as a beloved theologian responsible for conducting chapel services and religion classes. Until his death, Dr. Wimpee’s love, commitment and service to Baylor University were unwavering. 
Dr. Wimpee was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Church of Waco for 50 years, where he attended and taught the Abner McCall Sunday School Class. 
He is survived by his beloved wife Lillian Wilkins Wimpee. He is also survived by his three daughters Gayle West and husband Judge David West of Pasadena, Deborah Stinnett and husband Dr. Mitch Stinnett of Joplin, Mo., Dayna Schwartze and husband Dr. Mark Schwartze of Waco; sister Thelma Lee of Kaufman; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Dr. Wimpee is preceded in death by his brothers Dr. James Wimpee of San Angelo and Reverend Robert Wimpee of Kenedy. 
Pallbearers were Jeff Schwartze, Mark Schwartze, David Stinnett, Blake West, Glenn West, Michael West. The honorary pallbearers are Roy Baskin, Jim Cole, Eddie Dwyer, Dan Mayfield, Derek W. Miller, Tom Parrish, Erich W. Schwartze, Mitchell Stinnett, Grant Teaff, David West and the members of the McCall Sunday School Class. 
Memorials may be made to the WJ and Lillian Wimpee Scholarship fund at Baylor University or to First Baptist Church Waco. 

Byrl Edward Noble
Byrl Edward Noble was born in Eastland County on April 24, 1907, to William and Minnie Johnson Noble. Byrl passed away at his home in Scurry on Dec. 5, 2002. 
Byrl was raised in Galluup, N.M., and moved to the Scurry and Warsaw communities in 1932. 
In December of 1934 Byrl married Ila Mae Evans. Byrl worked for LTV for 23 years and retired in 1972. He farmed and ranched for many years in the Scurry and Warsaw communities and was a member of the Scurry Church of Christ for over 46 years. 
Byrl was preceded in death by his wife Ila Mae in February of 1991 and a son, Clyde Robert Noble. 
He is survived by his sons,William Sherman Noble of Orlando, Fla. and Wade Noble of Crandall; daughters, Callie Wampler of Scurry and Molly Jackson of Warsaw; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and other relatives. 
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Scurry Church of Christ with Dan Baum officiating. Interment followed in Mount Olive Cemetery in Scurry. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.

Dr. Harold Hamilton Simons 
Dr. Harold Hamilton Simons was born in Boyce, La., on Oct. 27, 1916, to Robert and Ruby Hamilton Simons. He passed away on June 22, 2002, in V A Hospital in Dallas. Harold was raised in Boyce, La., and later moved to San Antonio. He married Audrey Brown in Cotulla, Texas, on Nov. 3, 1940. 
Harold joined the U S Army during World War II and moved back to San Antonio where he graduated from Chiropractic School. Harold first practiced in Cleburne, and then in 1950 he moved to Linden and then moved his practice to Kaufman in 1964. Harold was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the First Baptist Church. His wife, Audrey Simons, preceded him in death in March 1999. 
He is survived by his son, Bobby Simons and his wife Janette of Kaufman; daughters, Margie Humphrey and her husband Ross of Montgomery, Ala., and Judy Gunn of Baytown; grandchildren, Wendy Stewart and her husband J. Allison Gunn, and Rodney Simons and his wife Jaime. 
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Home Chapel in Atlanta, Texas, with interment in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Local funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. 

Tom E. Robinson 
Tom E. Robinson was born in Canton on Nov. 29, 1938, to Walter and Lillie Thomas. Tom passed away in Kaufman on June 19, 2002. 
He was raised in Mesquite and lived in Pleasant Grove for 22 years. Tom moved to Combine in 1989 and was a member of the Cottage Heights Baptist Church in Kaufman. In 1960 Tom married Betty Martin in Mesquite. 
He is survived by his wife, Betty Robinson of Combine; son, Jerry Robinson of Cedar Creek; sisters, Betty Stout of Terrell, and Carol Coffman of Tioga; grandchildren, Jana Robinson Adams and Jerrett Robinson and great-grandchild Kayla Robinson. 
Funeral services were held Friday, June 21, 2002, at the Cottage Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Peavy officiating. Interment followed in Roselawn Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. 

Grady Eugene Whitaker 
Grady Eugene Whitaker was born in Detroit, Texas, on Dec. 17, 1921, to Dow and Cora Ison Whitaker. Grady passed away in Tyler on June 18, 2002. 
He was raised in East Texas and joined the U S Army during World War II. Grady worked for Bell Helicopter for 31 years and lived in Hurst for 25 years. Grady was an Assembly of God minister and had pastored five different churches. He moved to Fruitvale in 1998. On May 30, 1942, Grady married Lois Roberts in Kaufman. 
He is survived by his wife, Lois Whitaker of Fruitvale; son, Roger Dale Whitaker and his wife Roshara of Mesquite; daughter, Doris Marie Crawford and her husband Bob of Cresson, Texas; brother, Hubert Whitaker of Paris, Texas; sisters, Ruby Moore of Duncan, Okla., Windola Roberts of Fort Worth, and Doma Sprinkle of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Sonia Sofo, Tony Hodges and Craig Hodges; great-grandchildren, Angela, Thomas Joseph and Kayley. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002, at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with interment in Morrow Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.

Michael Don Smith 
Kaufman County Fire Marshal Michael Don Smith passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Kaufman after a long battle with cancer. Smith was 50 years old at the time of his death. 
Smith served the past two years as fire marshal of Kaufman County. He was born on Nov. 23, 1951, in Kaufman to William Smith and Mary Beth Pippins Jones. He graduated from Mabank High School. 
Smith like to read and paint. He loved music and computers, but his job as county fire marshal was his favorite thing to do. He was a Baptist by faith. 
Smith is survived by his wife, Robin Renee Smith of Kaufman; five sons, Brad Smith and wife Jennifer of Malvern, Ark., Jonathan Weishman, Jake Smith, Caleb Smith, and Kenneth Smith, all of Kaufman; mother and step-father, Mary Beth and L.W. Jones of Kemp; brother, Bill Smith of Mabank; 4 grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. 
Funeral services were held at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at First Assembly of God Church Kaufman with Rev. James Michael Smith officiating. Interment followed at Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman. 
Family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at First Assembly of God Church Kaufman. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. 

Jimmy Russell Turner 
Jimmy Russell Turner was born in Kaufman County on April 14, 1946, to Tomie and Ethel Lightfoot Turner. Jimmy passed away in Kaufman on Aug. 27, 2002. 
Jimmy was raised in Kaufman and attended Kaufman Schools. He later moved to the Dallas area where he worked for Texas Instruments and Raytheon for 34 years. Jimmy was a member of the Ola Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ashley Dawn Turner. 
He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Arca of Grapevine, Kimberly Kelly of Tyler, and Courtney Turner of Frisco; brothers, Tom W. Turner of San Antonio, Jack Turner of Kaufman, Johnie Turner of Kansas City, Joe Turner of Wills Point, and David Turner of Edgewood; sisters, Lydia Gardner of Kaufman, Janis Lindsey of Kaufman, Alice Perdue of Crandall, and Frankie Prater of Irving; five grandchildren and other relatives. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at 4 p.m. at the Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Newby officiating. Interment followed in Kaufman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.

David Anson Fogle 
David Anson Fogle of Plano was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Prairieville, and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2002. 
He graduated from Kaufman High School, attended Texas Tech University and served his country in World War II as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army 331st Army/Air force base unit. He was a Master Mason in the Masonic Lodge since 1959. He was self-employed as a real estate broker until his retirement. 
David was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Fogle, mother Martha Clemontine (Clem) Crisp Fogle, and brother, Thomas Paul Fogle. 
Survivors include niece, Linda and Bobby Lockhart of Hope, Ark.; nephew, Paul Fogle of Commerce; niece, Marsha Fogle of Irving; two great nephews; one great niece; three great great nephews, all of Hope, Ark.; first cousins, Mary Crisp Hendricks of Marble Falls, and Jackie Crisp Swindle of Kaufman; and other family and friends. 
Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in the chapel at Cross Bend Christian Church in Plano, with Sr. Pastor Jack Fleming officiating. A second service was held at 3 p.m. at Eubank Memorial Chapel with graveside following at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank with Rev. Don Teague officiating. 
Memorials can be made to Cross Bend Christian Church, 901 Cross Bend Road, Plano, Texas 75023. 

Cecil Hubert Kornegay 
Cecil Hubert Kornegay was born in Dallas on Oct. 1, 1927, to Hubert and Nora Thomas Kornegay. He passed away Oct. 25, 2002, in a Dallas Hospital. 
Cecil was raised in Dallas and graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alaska. On Sept. 9, 1949, he married Joy Hearne in Dallas. Cecil worked for his father at Kornegay Service Station in Dallas and began working for the U.S. Post Office in 1967. He lived in Arlington from 1955 to 1975 when he moved to Grays Prairie. Cecil was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kaufman. 
Cecil is survived by his wife, Joy of Grays Prairie; sons, Cecil H. Kornegay Jr. of Cleburne and David William Kornegay of Payne Springs; daughters, Susan Dillon of DeSoto, Joy Davis of Grapevine, Velma Kornegay of Grays Prairie and Florence Donawho of Pipe Creek; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at First Baptist Church Kaufman with Bro. Harry Erb officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.

Glenroy B. Cooke 
Glenroy B. Cooke, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Oct. 29, 2002, at Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman. 
He was born in Foxborough, Mass., on Nov. 6, 1923, to parents Glenroy B. Cooke Sr. and Mae Isobel Graton Cooke, who have preceded him in death. 
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Cooke of Scurry; son, Michael Cooke and wife Doretha of Strafford, Mo.; daughters, Patricia Cates and husband Charles of Scurry; Toni Birdsong and husband Larry of Scurry, and Teresa Pearcy of Springfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margee Wyman of Providence, R.I., and Phyllis Raymond of Foxborough Mass.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 

Sue Ramsey 
Sue Ramsey, age 83, of Georgetown and formerly of Kemp, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in Georgetown. She was born Nov. 26, 1918, to Thomas Leland and Alice (Welch) Dyer in Cherokee, Okla. 
She married Herschel Ramsey on Nov. 22, 1939 in Amarillo, Texas. She was church organist at Kaufman Presbyterian Church, and was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, artist, educator and Christian. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herschel “Red” Ramsey; and two brothers, Bill and Kenneth Dyer. 
Survivors are sons, Thomas Randolph Ramsey and wife Joelle of Waco, and Dr. David Alan Ramsey and wife Cathy of Georgetown; daughter, Carol Suzanne Hager and husband Tommy, of Georgetown; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. 
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Michael Roberts officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 703 South Church Street, Georgetown, Texas, 78626. 
Arrangements by The Gabriels Funeral Chapel. 

Jackie Green Arbanas 
Jackie Green Arbanas was born Dec. 24, 1945, in Plainview, Texas, to Jack and Mattie Johnson Green. She passed away on August 22, 2002, at her home in Crandall. 
Jackie was raised in Mesquite and Dallas and lived in Mesquite most of her life. She moved to Crandall to live with her son in 2001. 
Jackie is survived by her son, John Arbanas of Crandall; daughter, Dawnda Cline of Mesquite; brothers, Ronny, Bruce Wayne, Dennis, Randy and Langley; sister, Rhonda; grandchildren, Stephanie and Dakota Davidson; and other relatives. 
Memorial services were held Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with Rev. Denny Mackey officiating. Memorial services were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com. 

Paul Douglas Chandler 
Funeral Services for Paul Douglas Chandler, 54, of Mesquite, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Ballard officiating. Interment followed at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell, Texas. Paul passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, at his home in Mesquite. 
Paul was born Feb. 29, 1948, in Cooper, Texas. Son of the late Paul and Ruby Katherine Reeves. He was raised in the Mesquite area where he attended public school. Paul later married Mary Gibbons on Jan. 18, 1975, in Mesquite, and continued to live in Mesquite where they enjoyed a lifetime of memories. He worked in the drilling industry, serving 30 years, beginning with Gardner-Denver, Tamrock and Ingersoll-Rand. Paul fought a very short battle with cancer and was a strong believer in his Christian faith. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ruby Katherine Chandler. 
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Mary Chandler of Mesquite; daughter, Mandy Moore and husband Tim of Scurry; brother, Charles High and his wife Dorothy, of Campbell; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Beverly Gibbons of Edgewood, and Bobby and Dee Gibbons of Huntsville; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Madge Gibbons of Mesquite; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 
Pallbearers were Greg Gibbons, Ben Gibbons, Chris Gibbons, Tommy Moore, Kenneth Moore Jr. and Chris Cox. 

Roy Jesse “Dicky” Chappell IV 
Roy Jesse “Dicky” Chappell IV, born Nov. 25, 1947, to Helen and Roy Chappell in Tyler, died Aug. 20, 2002, in Kingwood, Texas, at the age of 54. 
Dicky attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. He married Barbara McFarland in 1969, forging a beautiful, lifetime marriage of 33 years. Dicky loved God and life in all its abundance. 
He was totally devoted to his family and was called “Father of a Lifetime” by his daughter, Andrea, and also “Poppy” especially by his grandson, Tyler. 
As one of four founder/owners of Houston Wire and Cable Company and then owner/operator of C.E. Sales, he was the kind of man who always recognized the accomplishments of others first. 
Mr. Chappell is preceded in death by his brother, Roy J. Chappell III, and sister-in-law, Gayla Chappell. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Andrea Felt, her husband Bradley and their son Tyler, of Kingwood; son, Roy Jessie “Jay” Chappell V, of Austin; parents, Helen and Roy Chappell, of Kaufman; sisters, Carol Chappell of San Lorenzo, Calif., Nancy Green and her husband Steve of Spring, and Janis Hales and her husband Alan of Houston; brothers, Garfield Chappell of Cleveland, Texas, Ben Chappell and his wife JoAnn of San Antonio; sister-in-law Linda Irby and her husband Dick of Fort Worth; nieces, Jenny, Jesse, Shala, Jill and Ellen; nephews, Aaron, Chris, Ryan, Travis, Dee, Bryan and Derek. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, in the Chapel of Kingwood Funeral Home. 
For those desiring, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation, both located at 2400 Augusta St. #420, Houston, Texas 77057. 
Above all, Dicky would encourage everyone to be an organ donor. 

Arleta Sue Rains 
Arleta Sue Rains was born in Amber, Okla., on Sept. 6, 1941, to Harvey and Georgia Thayer Parrish. She passed away at her home in Kaufman on Aug. 24, 2002. 
Arleta Sue was raised mostly in Nicoma Park, Okla., and she graduated from Central State University in Okla. Arleta Sue taught public school in Oklahoma, Texas and Alaska. 
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. On August 29, 1981, Arleta Sue married Charles Rains in Shawnee, Okla. 
Arleta Sue was preceded in death by her sister, Zelma Ann Parrish in 1994. She is survived by her husband, Charles Rains of Kaufman; parents, Harvey and Georgia Parrish of McCloud, Okla.; sons, Alex Capron of Prague, Okla., Patrick Rains of Colorado Springs, and Eric Capron of Prague, Okla.; daughter, Peggy Rains of Manford, Okla., and Bari Trost of Rigby, Idaho; brother, Harvey T. Parrish of Oklahoma City; sisters, Georgia Lee Williamson of Bengal, Okla., and Debbie Rothrock of Choctaw, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and other relatives. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Prague Cemetery in Prague, Okla. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. 

David Anson Fogle 
David Anson Fogle of Plano was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Prairieville, and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2002. 
He graduated from Kaufman High School, attended Texas Tech University and served his country in World War II as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army 331st Army/Air force base unit. He was a Master Mason in the Masonic Lodge since 1959. He was self-employed as a real estate broker until his retirement. 
David was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Fogle, mother Martha Clemontine (Clem) Crisp Fogle, and brother, Thomas Paul Fogle. 
Survivors include niece, Linda and Bobby Lockhart of Hope, Ark.; nephew, Paul Fogle of Commerce; niece, Marsha Fogle of Irving; two great nephews; one great niece; three great great nephews, all of Hope, Ark.; first cousins, Mary Crisp Hendricks of Marble Falls, and Jackie Crisp Swindle of Kaufman; and other family and friends. 
Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in the chapel at Cross Bend Christian Church in Plano, with Sr. Pastor Jack Fleming officiating. A second service was held at 3 p.m. at Eubank Memorial Chapel with graveside following at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank with Rev. Don Teague officiating. 
Memorials can be made to Cross Bend Christian Church, 901 Cross Bend Road, Plano, Texas 75023. 

Cecil Hubert Kornegay 
Cecil Hubert Kornegay was born in Dallas on Oct. 1, 1927, to Hubert and Nora Thomas Kornegay. He passed away Oct. 25, 2002, in a Dallas Hospital. 
Cecil was raised in Dallas and graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alaska. On Sept. 9, 1949, he married Joy Hearne in Dallas. Cecil worked for his father at Kornegay Service Station in Dallas and began working for the U.S. Post Office in 1967. He lived in Arlington from 1955 to 1975 when he moved to Grays Prairie. Cecil was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kaufman. 
Cecil is survived by his wife, Joy of Grays Prairie; sons, Cecil H. Kornegay Jr. of Cleburne and David William Kornegay of Payne Springs; daughters, Susan Dillon of DeSoto, Joy Davis of Grapevine, Velma Kornegay of Grays Prairie and Florence Donawho of Pipe Creek; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at First Baptist Church Kaufman with Bro. Harry Erb officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com. 

Glenroy B. Cooke 
Glenroy B. Cooke, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Oct. 29, 2002, at Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman. 
He was born in Foxborough, Mass., on Nov. 6, 1923, to parents Glenroy B. Cooke Sr. and Mae Isobel Graton Cooke, who have preceded him in death. 
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Cooke of Scurry; son, Michael Cooke and wife Doretha of Strafford, Mo.; daughters, Patricia Cates and husband Charles of Scurry; Toni Birdsong and husband Larry of Scurry, and Teresa Pearcy of Springfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margee Wyman of Providence, R.I., and Phyllis Raymond of Foxborough Mass.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 

Sue Ramsey 
Sue Ramsey, age 83, of Georgetown and formerly of Kemp, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in Georgetown. She was born Nov. 26, 1918, to Thomas Leland and Alice (Welch) Dyer in Cherokee, Okla. 
She married Herschel Ramsey on Nov. 22, 1939 in Amarillo, Texas. She was church organist at Kaufman Presbyterian Church, and was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, artist, educator and Christian. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herschel “Red” Ramsey; and two brothers, Bill and Kenneth Dyer. 
Survivors are sons, Thomas Randolph Ramsey and wife Joelle of Waco, and Dr. David Alan Ramsey and wife Cathy of Georgetown; daughter, Carol Suzanne Hager and husband Tommy, of Georgetown; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. 
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Michael Roberts officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 703 South Church Street, Georgetown, Texas, 78626. 
Arrangements by The Gabriels Funeral Chapel. 

Charline Warren 
Funeral services for Charline Warren, 79, of Kaufman, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Ron Trosper officiating. Interment followed in the Morrow Chapel cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 
Mrs. Warren was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Dallas to the late Charles Victor and Della (Petty) Story and passed away Nov. 3, 2002, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband Avard C. Warren and great grandchild, Holly Frances Warren. 
Mrs. Warren taught Sunday school for more than 50 years and was a member of the Red Oak Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her sons, David Warren and wife Virginia of Kaufman, Bruce Warren of Kaufman, Brian Warren and wife Susan of Farmers Branch, and Mark Warren and wife Carleen of Kaufman; grandchildren, Wendy Pate, Candy Julia, Lindsey Warren all of Kaufman, Jacob Katy, Patrick Warren all of Farmers Branch, and Dawn and Mitchell Warren of Scurry; and great grandson Marshall Pate of Kaufman. 

Arthur William Cotton 
Funeral services for Arthur William Cotton, 92, of Kaufman, were held 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at First United Methodist Church Kaufman with Rev. John Gondol officiating. Interment followed in Lone Oak Cemetery in the Becker Community under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 
Mr. Cotton was born Feb. 25, 1910, to the late Ed and Lula Pennington Cotton in the Becker-Lone Oak Community in Kaufman County. He passed away Nov. 4, 2002, in Kaufman. He married Jewel Lynch on Dec. 21, 1929. They were married for 65 years prior to her passing. Arthur farmed until 1947 when he went to work for Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 24 years before retiring in 1971. His grandfather, Weaver Cotton, was one of the original settlers of southeast Kaufman County. He was preceded in death by his wife; brother, Ralph Cotton; and sister, Ruth Cotton Kerr. 
Survivors include his daughter, Ann Harris and her husband Richard of Oak Grove; son, Rev. William Cotton and his wife Lillian of Des Moines, Iowa; son, Charles Cotton of Oak Grove; grandchildren, Dr. Keith Harris, Mark Harris, Melody Cotton Bruns, Leslie Cotton Baxter, and Steve Cotton; 12 great grandchildren, Bryan, Richard, William Nikki, and Christina Harris; Christopher, Jacob, Kaitlyn Bruns, Brooke, Kayla, and Marrissa Baxter; and Allison Cotton; sister, Mary Ann Cotton Hannon; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Kaufman or of Becker, or to the charity of your choice. 

Jose Nieves Martinez 
Funeral services for Jose Nieves Martinez, 91, of Kaufman, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Theodore Baires officiating. Interment followed in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Of Kaufman. 
Mr. Martinez was born Aug. 5, 1911, in St. Pedero De Ocampo Zacatecas, Mexico, to the late Fransisco and Enedina (Rosas) Martinez. He passed away Nov. 4, 2002, in Kaufman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Martinez, and daughters, Raquel Flores, and Nohemi Hernandez. 
Survivors include his daughters, Cruz Elida Fuentes, Mara Diaz, Rebecca Ramirez all of Kaufman; sons, Pedro Martinez of Greenville, and Fransisco Martinez of Mexico; granddaughters, Raquel Cisneros, Narce Flores, Geneva Flores, Elida Morales, Raquel Baires, Leticia Martinez, Patricia Martinez, Laida Ruiz, Chaya Martinez, Hiedla Martinez, Martha Martinez, Malena Martinez, Angie Martinez, and Gracie Ramirez; grandsons, Johnny Flores Jr., Adam Fuentes, Ismail Martinez, Fransisco Martinez, Ariel Martinez, Saul Martinez, Neal Martinez, Michael Martinez, Efrain Martinez, Sergio Martinez, David Ramirez, Seth Martinez, Emeterio Ramirez, Sammie Ramirez, and Joel Ramirez; and numerous great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. 

Susan L. Garrett 
Susan L. Garrett, a Kaufman resident since 1975 and a recent resident of Sunflower Park Nursing Home, passed away May 23, 2002. 
Mrs. Garrett was born Sept. 25, 1913, in Houlka, Miss., to S.J. and Olive Elizabeth Luker. She attended high school in Dallas and was among the first graduates of Woodrow Wilson High School. 
She was very active in the commercial real estate loan business and the first woman president of Dallas Mortgage Bankers. She was secretary and treasurer of M.P. Crum Company for over 30 years. She was an active member of First United Methodist of Kaufman and the Cottonwood Club of Grays Prairie. 
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Gilbert D. Garrett. 
Garrett is survived by her daughter, Patty and son-in-law Tom Hooper of Scurry; granddaughter, Joyceanne Willis; grandson, Thomas Ray Hooper and his wife Faye, all of Borger; sister, Adele McCarty, of Weatherford; numerous nieces and nephews; and her loving companion, Julie Walker, of Kaufman. 
Her great-grandsons, Brandon Hooper, Kris Willis and Jarred Hooper served as pall bearers along with her son, Tommy Hooper and Kenneth and Robert Fletcher. 
Reverend John Gondol of First United Methodist of Kaufman conducted the service. Funeral services were conducted by Anderson-Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. Burial followed at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas. 

Zachary Andrew High 
Zachary Andrew High was born in Terrell on Aug. 21, 1973, to Ricky and Linda Kay Baldwin High. Zachary passed away in Kaufman County on May 26, 2002. 
He was raised and lived all his life in Kaufman County. Zachary was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Kay and a son, Gatton High. 
Zachary is survived by his wife, Sheron Marie High of Kaufman; daughter, Gabrielle High of Kaufman; father, Ricky High of Kaufman; grandparents, A. W. and Irene Baldwin of Kaufman, and Maggie High of Kaufman; and many other relatives. 
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with Rev. D. G. Council and Rev. Gary Hall officiating. Interment followed in Kaufman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com. 

Helen Ruth Hollis 
Helen Ruth Hollis was born in Crandall on Feb. 5, 1922, to James and Mattie Toland Rushing. She passed away in Kaufman on May 23, 2002. 
Mattie was raised around Crandall and moved to Garland in 1951 and lived there until 1995 when she moved to Kaufman. Mattie retired from Sherwin-Williams Paint Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crandall. 
Mattie married James R. Hollis in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by three brothers. Mattie is survived by her sisters, Lois Blanton of Warsaw, and Reba Jack Patton of Fort Worth; and many other relatives. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Crandall with Rev. Tim Gresham officiating. Interment followed in Crandall Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashoworthfuneralhome.com. 

Dennis Lee Lumpkin 
Dennis Lee Lumpkin passed away in Dallas on May 24, 2002. Dennis was born in Tacoma, Wash., on May 23, 1951, to Odis and Ruby Young Lumpkin. Dennis was raised in Dallas and attended Dallas Schools. He worked for AT&T for 21 years and moved to Scurry in 1992. 
Dennis is survived by his parents, Odis and Ruby Lumpkin of Scurry; sons, David Alton Gillispe of Dallas, Justin Neal Lumpkin of Scurry, Casey Gene Lumpkin of Scurry, and Matthew Benjamin Lumpkin of Scurry; brother, Larry Edward Lumpkin of Austin; and one grandson. 
Graveside services were held Sunday, May 26, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Forest Grove Cemetery in Telephone, Texas. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashoworthfuneralhome.com. 

Laura Louise Mooneyham 
Laura Louise Mooneyham was born Nov. 30, 1940, to Leonard and Leola Cole Shortnacy in Dallas. She passed away in Dallas on May 24, 2002. 
Laura was raised in Lancaster and moved to Kaufman in 1971. Laura married Auddie Mooneyham in Lancaster on June 10, 1960. She managed the Shoe Market and the Shoe Bag in Kaufman. Laura worked for the Kaufman Independent School District’s Day Care. In 1992 she opened her own day care in Kaufman. Laura was a member of the Post Oak Bend Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her husband, Auddie Mooneyham of Kaufman; son, Danny Lynn Mooneyham of Kaufman; daughter, Lisa Renee’ Holditch of Kaufman; brother, David Leon Shortnacy of Kaufman; sisters, Ruby Arnold of Lancaster, Maye Hanson of Lancaster, Mary Ruth Cluck of Kaufman, and Linda Hickman of Tyler; grandchildren, Jennifer and Hanna Mooneyham and Cody Holditch. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with Rev. Garris Baggett officiating. Interment followed in Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.


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