Feb

15

Posted by : admin | On : February 15, 2018

House obit
David Ray House was born Oct. 28, 1957 in Grapevine to parents Billy Ray and Joyce Elaine (Blensdorf) House and entered eternal rest Feb. 7, 2018 at the age of 60.
David was born and raised in the Dallas area but graduated high school in 1976 from Capuchino High School in Millbrae, Calif.
He was a great guy that you could always count on. David possessed many “talents.” He was a natural caregiver, a prankster, had pet names for everyone and played several instruments. He could make up a song about you and sing it. He served as baseball commissioner of Kemp K.A.S.A., he had great faith in his Savior Jesus Christ and he liked to “stir the pot.”
David was self-employed in construction his whole life. He enjoyed fishing and music, especially Bluegrass, but he loved sports. David was an amazing man and cared a lot about others. He will be missed tremendously by all who knew him.
David was preceded in death by his mother, stepdaughter Andrea and sister Deborah Lynn House.
David is survived by his father and stepmother Sue of Tool, wife Tommie of Tool, daughters Brandi McFarland and husband of Pearland, Amanda House of Kemp and Candace House of Tool, sons David Ray Borunda of Pecos, and Joshua House of Mabank, sisters Aleisa McGuirl of Fla., Yvette Baxley and husband Carl of Allen and Shawn Scott and husband Brian of Morgan, brothers Billy House and wife Selena of Trinidad and Ruben Rosas of Fort Worth, four grandchildren, great-granddaughter, many nieces and nephews (who adored him greatly), other loving family and many more friends.

Feb

15

Posted by : admin | On : February 15, 2018

Funeral services for Buck Allen Myrick were held Feb. 9, 2018 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Buck was born Sept. 11, 1927 in Gossett Community to parents Robert E. and Mary (Suggart) Myrick and entered into eternal rest Feb. 5, 2018 at the age of 90.
Buck never met a stranger and he was a big talker. He loved people and never forgot a face or a name. Buck was an animal lover. He fed every stray he saw, if he had food with him. He was close with his neighbors. He liked sitting on his front porch and talking to anyone who strolled by. Buck enjoyed listening to country music on his radio and watching western movies. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Frank, Claude, Clarence, Troy and Travis, sisters Pearl, Eunice and Lillian.
He is survived by his sister Elsie Moore of Grapevine, sister-in-law Ernesteen Myrick of Kemp, many nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Feb

15

Posted by : admin | On : February 15, 2018

Daisy Harmon of Gun Barrel City was born in Davenport, Okla., Jan. 8, 1931 to Tom Calvin Cook and Melvina Dee (Clarkson) Cook. After 87 years of life as an angel on earth, Jesus called her to her heavenly home Feb. 2, 2018.
Daisy was fond of the outdoors. She loved looking at trees and watching birds and she could find beauty in any natural setting.
Daisy also enjoyed watching football, baseball and basketball. The local professional sports teams were always her favorite. Daisy volunteered at Cedar Lake Nursing Home and Kemp schools. She enjoyed playing cards, Dominos and board games.
Daisy was the sweetest lady you could ever meet. She was caring, compassionate and friendly. She was extremely selfless and always put others before her. Daisy loved to bake and cook. She always made certain she had prepared something for everyone, whether it was a family gathering, friends getting together or an individual visiting.Daisy knew what each person liked and she was determined to make sure they got it.
Daisy was loved dearly by all and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving and devoted husband George Harmon, brothers Jack Cook, Roy Cook, Ronnie Cook and by her grandson Chase Hetmer.
Left with cherished memories are her daughter Geralyn Harmon, son Benny Harmon, daughter Twina Hetmer and husband Charles, grandchildren Christopher Hetmer and wife Landy, Courtney Merritt and husband Greg, Krista Harmon, Jarrod Harmon and wife Jewell, Melissa Harmon, great-grandchildren Conner, Addison and Brooklyn Hetmer, Morgan and Payton Merritt, Malachi and Daisy Parker, brother George Cook and wife Elizabeth, sister Sue Franklin, numerous nieces, nephews and other family loved ones and beloved friends.
Please leave condolences for the family at www.roselawn-funerals.com.

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2018

Shaw Obits
Celebration of Life services for Robert L. Shaw and Betty J. Shaw will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at 111 Douglas Drive in Mabank. Hosted by Diane, Tom, Bill, Connie, and Sandy Shaw.
Bob and Betty were married 72 years. This is the place where Betty and Bob lived with family, many dogs, a cat and a parrot until they passed Nov. 27 (Bob) and Dec. 24 (Betty) respectively.
They both maintained good spirit and sense of humor until they went to RIP falling asleep in their beds.
Bob Shaw worked in Kiwanis and Meals on Wheels and other charitable events the entire time he lived at the lake until it became too much and Betty was always at his side.
We welcome all those friends, family and folks in the community that would like to share their fond memories or would just like to be there.
Bob and Betty were amazing parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.They will be missed by all who knew them and loved them.
Bob and Betty are survived by their loving sons, Bill Shaw and wife Sandy of Ponder, Tom Shaw and wife Connie of Gun Barrel City, daughter Diane K. Shaw of Gun Barrel City, many grandchildren,great-grandchildren, all those who were blessed to know MoeyMemo and PapPap, and other loving family members and many more friends.

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2018

Manning obit

Funeral services for Glyna G. Manning were held Feb. 8, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Mabank with Pastor Dana Norton officiating. Graveside service followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
Glyna was born Aug. 22, 1934 in Oletha to parents Jim Carlee and Elgan Juanita (Sherrod) Lindley and entered into eternal rest Feb. 4, 2018 at the age of 83.
Glyna was the life of the party, she loved shopping and staying active. She was a former member of the Bridge Club, Jokers Club, Civic League and Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mabank. Glyna was an amazing lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Glyna was preceded in death by her parents and husband Gordon Manning.
She is survived by her daughter Janie Miller and husband Allen of Fort Worth, granddaughter Courtney Miller of Fort Worth, her extended family the Ryan children Julie, Laurie, their children and grandchildren, the Manning children Robert, Sandra, Janice, Julie, their children and grandchildren, numerous cousins, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2018

Ochoa Obit

A wonderful father, grandfather and friend entered into eternal rest Feb. 5, 2018. Jose Ochoa, 83, of Trinidad passed away in Athens.
Jose was born Sept. 11, 1934 in Penitas to Jose Ochoa and Beatrice Ramirez Ochoa.
At the age of 15 he started working at his Uncle’s restaurant “Gilbert’s El Charro Restaurant” in Tyler. He had the opportunity to open his own restaurant in 1969.
He moved his family to Payne Springs, where the first Ochoa’s Family Restaurant was established. Jose or “Poppa Joe” as known to the community moved the restaurant to Malakoff in 1973, where it still remains the favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. All of his children worked in the restaurant as they were growing up. Ochoa’s now has three locations, Malakoff, Athens and Canton.
He met and married the love of his life Anita Magallan June 16, 1956 in Rancho Grande, Mexico. They had 52 wonderful years together before her passing Aug. 12, 2008.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife Anita Ochoa, parents Jose and Beatriz Ochoa, sister Alicia Torrez and great-granddaughter Alina Gamez.
He is survived by his children Melia and husband Marty Reid, Mary Lou and husband Bill Faulk, Javier Ochoa, George and wife Melany Ochoa, Joe Ochoa, Anna and husband Gary Wigley, Nancy and husband Damazo Gamez, Jerry Ochoa, Julian and wife Brenda Ochoa, Jesse and wife Diana Ochoa, sister Maria Elizondo, sister Melia Ochoa, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Ochoa will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Malakoff. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. at the church with his son-in-law Marty Reid officiating. Interment will follow in the Malakoff Cemetery.

Feb

08

Posted by : admin | On : February 8, 2018

GAry Stanfield

GAry Stanfield


Gary Don Stanfield, age 68, of Malakoff passed away on Feb. 2, 2018 in Tyler.
Gary was born April 7, 1949 in Geraldine, Ala. to Ottis Eugene and Lois Winkles Stanfield.
He proudly served this great country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the VFW Post 1433 in Trinidad and The American Legion.
Gary married Earline Compton in Trenton, Ga. on June 21, 1986. They are members of New Hope Ministry in Log Cabin.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years Earline, daughters Vivian McAnally and Barbara Haley, son Cecil Collum, sisters Jean Lawson, Mary Jamison, Suzanne Ortega, Brenda McGlaughn and Linda De-Leon, brothers Kenneth Eugene Stanfield and Bobby Neal Stanfield, grandchildren Kendra Lynne Ward and Alexis Cheyenne Stanfield, five step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren Annabella Ward, Ariana Ward and Alaya Ward, eleven great-step-grandchildren and three great-great-step-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Feb. 5, 2018 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Bro. Johnny Morgan officiated the service.

Feb

07

Posted by : admin | On : February 7, 2018

Nance obit
Funeral services for Wayne Nance will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, with Mr. Dennis Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment will follow the service at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
Wayne was born Sept. 14, 1939 in Houston to parents Ford Edwin and Faye Nell (Sinclair) Nance and entered into eternal rest Feb. 5, 2018 at the age of 78.
Wayne owned and operated Wayne’s Auto Mart in Malakoff and Seven Points from 1975-2001.
He married Ann Pegues December of 1982 at Mountain Fork in Mena, Ark. Wayne enjoyed being outdoors fishing and working in his yard. He loved growing plants.
He liked buying, selling cars, working with real estate and fixing up houses.
Wayne was an exceptional man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, great-grandson Gavin Patrick and brother Larry Woodard.
He is survived by his loving wife Ann Nance of Seven Points, children Linda Chase and husband Billy of Seven Points, Lisa Reeves of Caney City, Curtis Nance of Largo, Fla., and David Nance and wife Cindy of Tulsa, Okla., eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, sister Nell Ellenberg of Winnsboro, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Feb

07

Posted by : admin | On : February 7, 2018

Marlene (Dixon) Pejsha, 76, of Gun Barrel City, passed away Jan. 30, 2018 in Tyler.
She was born June 18, 1941 in Corning, N.Y., the daughter of Lawrence and Helen (Sargent) Dixon.
She married Richard Pejsha Feb. 7, 2007.
Marlene retired from Town East Apartments located in Mesquite as Manager with 25 years of service in June 2011.
Marlene was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband, sisters Gloria Vaughn, Virginia Conover, Janis Dixon and brothers Lawrence, Gary and Theodore Dixon.
She is survived by her children, Tinna Hamblin of Martinsburg, W.V., David Johnson of Gun Barrel City, Diana Wilbur of Lawrenceville, Pa., Jody Seiver of Gun Barrel City, Lorie Ausburne of Mesquite, sisters Barbara Arcovio, Doris Pierce, Diane Crowl, Penny Root and Judy Faulkner, brotherRichard Dixon, fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Moorhead Funeral Home in Mabank. Interment will follow at Dallas – Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Bro. Ed Schauer with the Church of the Nazarene in Gun Barrel City will be officiating for the Pejsha family.

Feb

07

Posted by : admin | On : February 7, 2018

Schlee obit

Mary Rose Schlee, 74. of Kemp, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Feb. 3, 2018.
She was born in Austin, in Travis County to Earl Blackmore and Jewel Elizabeth Hamilton Blackmore Aug. 8, 1943.
Mary enjoyed taking care of her five children and making a happy home for them. She strived hard to make sure they had the things that they needed. As the families grew, she enjoyed the twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren that came into the family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Jewel Elizabeth Blackmore, sisters Aline Brown and Elizabeth Gilmore.
She is survived by her son Dennis Litchfield and wife Tina, daughters Lisa Lou Greer, Linda Leigh and Sam Lord, Sherry Cameron and husband Gary, Terry Schlee and Sharon Porter, brother Milton Blackmore and wife Bobbie, grandchildren, Jeffrey, Brittany, John Litchfield and wife Julie, Ricky, Amber, Duke, Luke Cameron and wife Meagan, Brute, Oscar, Dillon, Xena and Maverick, great-great- grandchildren Zaveria, Zachary, Aden, Leslie, Trevor, Bryan, Madyson, Lexi, Bailey, Brylie, Sadie, Harlynn, Dawsyn, Mckenzie, Ashlynn, Hollie and Maddie.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.