Jan

05

Posted by : admin | On : January 5, 2018

Jimmie Burt
Our loving mother Jimmie Burt passed away Dec. 31, 2017. She was born July 13, 1947 to Mildred andJames Lazarus.
Jimmie was a loving wife, a wonderful loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched with her friendliness, caring, warmth, humor and devotion to God.
Jimmie is survived by her loving husband Dean Webb, her daughter Cheryl Dunn and husband Carl, son David Tharp and sister Linda Bell, four step-daughters Deana, Brandy, Amy and Cassie, five grandchildren Matthew and Joseph Dunn, Zackary and Brook Tharp and step-grand-daughter Emma and many more nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Jan. 5, 2018 at Moorhead – Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Arrangements were under the direction of Moorhead – Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.

Jan

03

Posted by : admin | On : January 3, 2018

LeRoy Oehler Obit

LeRoy (Roy) T. Oehler, a Buda resident, peacefully entered into eternal life Dec. 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his large family and steadfast caregivers.
He was blessed with an inquisitive mind, a love of learning and gifted with remarkable abilities to connect with friends and family members of all ages throughout his long, rich life.
He had a unique ability to make things happen for himself and those around him.
Roy was born Aug. 26, 1921 in Lansing, Mich., the son of Irvin Carl Oehler and Adele (Schmithausen) Oehler.
He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in 1934, graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1939 and Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1943.
Early in World War II, Roy was employed as a Structural Engineer at Douglas Aircraft, Corporation in Los Angeles, Calif., where he worked on fuselage design of the SBD Navy dive bomber to aid the war effort.
A World War II veteran, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1944 and served in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Boxer as an Electronic Technician Mate 3c prior to his Honorable Discharge in June 1946.
At the end of World War II, Roy returned to graduate school at the University of Illinois where he received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
He became an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin where he met his future wife, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Barnes of Buda who was a Home Economics major. They were married June 17, 1950 at Buda United Methodist Church.
Roy was accepted as a Fulbright Scholar in Civil Engineering studying at the Imperial College University of London.
Roy shared many memorable stories of his newly married years and travels through Europe in the early 1950s. Roy and Beth returned to the United States in the summer of 1952, when the couple moved to Lansing, Mich., and Roy began his career of nearly four decades with the Michigan Department of Transportation, retiring in 1986 as Director of Research of the Materials and Technology Division.
Roy and Beth raised their family of four children Phyllis, Sharon, Anne and Lance in Okemos, Mich. Roy fostered in his children a strong sense of family, a love of sports and the importance of a strong work ethic and a good education.
Roy was a long-time member of the East Lansing Tennis Club where he played until 89 years of age.
He was a member of University Lutheran Church and Eastminster Presbyterian Church both in East Lansing, Mich.
In 2011, Roy decided to follow his wife’s dreams of retiring in Texas and at 90 years of age he researched log cabin homes and placed a log cabin home on the Barnes family ranch in Buda.
He lived his final years building amenities in his cabin, planting trees and enjoying visits with Beth who was living at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lockhart. His children visited frequently during the more than five years he lived on the “ranch.”
Roy was preceded in death by his parents Adele and Irvin, his beloved wife Beth in March 2017, sister Eileen L. Oehler of Hastings, Mich., Oct. 2015, sister-in-law Mavis Barnes Hollyfield Kelton in 1995 and his brother-in-law Emmett Frederick Barnes, Jr. in May 2015.
He is survived by his four children Phyllis (Bruce) Rowland of St. Charles, Ill., Sharon (Dan) Harpstead of Cheyney, Pa., Anne (Greg) Reid of Wellington, Fla., and Lance Oehler of Buda.
Roy’s legacy of persistence and hard work lives on through his 11 grandchildren. He was a proud, patient and benevolent grandfather of Laura (Mark) Carroll, Amanda (Sean) Connors, Breanna (Sean) Walker, Brett (Aimie) Rowland, Abigail (Geoff) Ebersol, Justin Reid, Charles Reid, Matthew Rowland, Spencer Reid, Edward Harpstead and Sarah Rowland.
He was the biggest fan of each grandchild, attending many sporting events as they played high school and college sports. He has enjoyed visits and hearing stories about his 13 great -grandchildren Lauren, Bradley, Alyson, Charlotte and Michael Connors, Tyler and Connor Carroll, Leah and Jason Walker, Benjamin and Nathanael Ebersol and Wesley and Maxwell Rowland.
He will be greatly missed by this generation who knew him only too briefly but who will forever relish the stories of his remarkable life they hear from their parents.
Other survivors include, his sister-in-law, Mary Faye Willms (Barnes) of Lockhart, nieces Suzanne Hollyfield, Cecile Hollyfield, Melissa (Guy) Aldrich, and Melanie (Dave) Turner all of whom call Texas “home.”
Roy was highly attentive to the needs of his family throughout his life always looking out for the welfare of others. He enjoyed sharing his home with visiting family and made all feel welcome. He was an avid furniture builder and enjoyed using his skills to make beautiful pieces for his children and grandchildren. Roy enjoyed tending his plantings and creating beautiful spaces that he could share with others. Roy will be dearly missed by his children and their families.
The family would like to thank Compassionate Care Hospice, Redbud Home Health and Angels for Elders for his care and support during the past year.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Dec

29

Posted by : admin | On : December 29, 2017

Otteson Obit
Barbara Gene Otteson, 83, of Tuscola passed away Dec. 20, 2017 in Abilene.
Barbara was born July 4, 1934 to Alexander Yandall and Nell Eugenia Trail in Seagoville.
She graduated from Seagoville High School in 1951 and worked for a telephone company.
Barabara married Chester Otteson Jan. 27, 1959. In 1960, she moved to Tacoma, Wash., for a couple of years before moving back to Seagoville where she raised her children and took care of the family.
She moved to Kemp in June 1972 and began working for the United States Post Office in 1973 until she retired in 1996.
She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church and was in the Red Hats Society. Barbara moved to Abilene in August 2015.
Those who passed away before Barbara were her husband Chester, brother Danny Trail and sister Joann Trail.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children Karen Seedig and husband Lanny of Tuscola, David Otteson and wife Dorine of Kemp, and Mark Otteson and Don Swatzel of Dallas, grandchildren Stacy Polnack, Kayla Brashears, Emily Yates and Sara Hustead, great-grandchildren Emma Polack and Oliver Yates and sister Peggy Daniel who will miss her dearly.
The family held services at Hillcrest Baptist Church Dec. 22, with interment following at Shiloh Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home.

Dec

29

Posted by : admin | On : December 29, 2017

Goble obit

Iona “Nona” Anderson Goble Key, 84, of Kemp passed away Dec. 26, 2017 in Athens.
Nona was born April 14, 1933 in Martins Mill to Erskin Anderson and Annie Prestridge.
Nona grew up in Martins Mill and graduated as the valedictorian in 1951. She received a certificate for never missing a day of school.
Nona married Bob Goble Feb. 7, 1963 and the two lived in Dallas until his death in 1995.
She worked at Colbert’s for over 35 years before retiring as comptroller. In her spare time, Nona enjoyed working in her garden, crossword puzzles and traveling.
Nona met James Key while attending a grief recovery class at Northaven United Methodist Church. They were later married and moved to Kemp. Nona was a strong Christian woman who loved her Lord and family with all her heart.
Nona was preceded in death by her parents Annie and Erskin Anderson, husband Bob Goble, husband James Key and sister Lometa Courtney.
She is survived by her daughter Cheri Goble, granddaughters Lainie Contreras and Rachel Spence, great-grandchildren Caden Simms and Rylee Johnson and nephews Tony and Maxey Courtney.
The family received friends Dec. 29, 2017 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.

Dec

27

Posted by : admin | On : December 27, 2017

Klein obit
A memorial service for Alan Lorrell Klein was held Dec. 27, 2017 at the Athens Bowling Center in Athens.
Alan was born Jan. 11, 1953 in Lebanon, Ore., to parents Alex and Priscilla Beatrice (Albee) Carr and entered into eternal rest Dec. 19, 2017 at the age of 64.
His family and friends knew Alan as “Al.” He graduated from Sunnyside High School in Washington.
Al served in the United States Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. He was employed as a truck driver for 20 years, 15 of that being with ACME Brick.
Al married Terri Aug. 20, 2005. He had a great sense of humor and was very spontaneous. Al was a family man, always caring and loving. He enjoyed being with his family and friends.
He loved the Beatles and was a huge Seattle Seahawks’ fan. His favorite place to be was Athens Bowling Center. Al was an avid bowler, but in his younger days he played softball, football and wrestled. He loved all fall sports.
Al was a loving husband, father, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Al was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
He is survived by his wife Terri Klein of Scurry, daughter Mary and husband Todd of Yakama, Wash., daughter Beth Riel and husband Josh of Yakama, Wash., daughter Theresa Klein of Houston, daughter Lorna Garner of Terrell, daughter Brandi Davis and spouse Lindsey of Malakoff, daughter Kori Satterfield of Kaufman, daughter Katherine Satterfield of Trinidad, son Jacob Klein and wife Kathleen of Yakama, Wash., son Robert Klein of Pittsburg, Pa., son Jayce Satterfield-Klein of Scurry, seven grandchildren, sisters Mary Klein, Pattie Skinner and Trudy Gruber and husband Jim, other loving family members and many more friends.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make donations in Al’s honor to YABA at Athens Bowling Center.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Dec

27

Posted by : admin | On : December 27, 2017

Shipp Obit
Robert “Bobby” Vincent Shipp, 81, of Eustace, passed away Dec. 17, 2017. He was born Oct. 21, 1936 in Dallas to the home of William Nathan and Doris Nolan Shipp.
Bobby, as all his family and friends knew him, had four brothers Hershel, Cecil, Williams James Shipp and William Shipp Cantrell and sister Helen Shipp Rogers.
Bobby was blessed with a daughter Stephanie Johnson.
He cherished spending time with his grandsons Earl, Jarrell and Joshua.
He enjoyed traveling in his younger years. Bobby was a loving son, brother, dad, uncle, grandfather and a dear friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
The little rebel led the way!
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Della May Shipp and two children William Nathan and Robert Vincent.
Rev. Debra Reed Turner will officiate for the Shipp family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Moorhead – Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.

Dec

27

Posted by : admin | On : December 27, 2017

Chandler obit

Funeral services for Ronald Dean Chandler will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, 1226 S. Elm St. in Kemp.
Ronald was born Sept. 1, 1955 in Kaufman to parents Arthur Gordan and Faye Katherine (Peters) Chandler and entered into eternal rest Dec. 13, 2017 at the age of 62.
Ronald was a loving, sweet, funny, selfless, hardworking man that loved his country.
He went to Kemp High School and eventually became a master electrician that appreciated his long-time employees.
Ronald was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Fox News and talk radio. He loved fishing with his good friend Randy, hunting, camping and playing “42” with his brothers.
Ronald was a Christian by faith and enjoyed traveling to Colorado or anywhere else he had time to go. Ronald meant a lot of things to different people. He touched many people in his life and will be greatly missed by all of them.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, brothers A.G. Chandler, Jr., Waymon Chandler, Billie Wayne Chandler and Terry Broumley, sisters Fayrene Aday, Sharon Shelton and Virginia Broumley.
He is survived by his loving wife Susan of North Texas, daughters Jennifer Chandler of Sherman, Patsy Chandler of Ft. Worth, Christina Farmer of Houston and Cheryl Farmer of Bowie, five grand-children, five great-grand-children, brothers Maxie Chandler and wife Faye of Kemp, Charles Chandler and wife Elizabeth of Kemp, Michael Chandler of Flower Mound, Billie Broumley and wife Tonya of Kemp, Jerry Broumley and wife Debbie of Kemp, numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
The family has requested in lieu of plants and flowers, please make a donation to The American Heart Association in Ronald Dean Chandler’s name. Visit https://donatenow.heart.org or call 1 (800) 242-8721 to make a gift by phone.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

Dec

27

Posted by : admin | On : December 27, 2017

Gartman obit
Funeral services were held for Glenn Thomas Gartman, Dec. 22, 2017 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with Rev. Shawn Garrett officiating. Interment immediately followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Seagoville.
Glenn was born March 6, 1925 in Athens to parents Andrew Jackson and Nora LaVonia (Lawrence) Gartman and entered into eternal rest Dec. 17, 2017 at the age of 92.
Glenn was a humble, hardworking man who loved the outdoors, animals, having a garden, country living and building things.
He served his country in the United States Army in WWII where he was part of the European and Pacific Theater, driving ammo trucks. His division ultimately became responsible for the last shots in Europe, where he drove trucks to free survivors of the Holocaust.
Glenn was a member of Beautiful Acres Missionary Baptist Church. He owned Little Thicket Miniature Horse Ranch, was an American Miniature Horse Association member and a member of the International Order of Foresters.
Glenn was an extraordinary man, who touched many people in his life, all of whom will miss him greatly.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, five sisters and daughter Linda.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Gartman of Scurry, his children Michael Edward Gartman, David Ernest Gartman and wife Tracey of Arlington, Debra Lorene Gartman Hunter of Scurry, and Tom Gartman and wife Susie of Plano, 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, sister Fay Burnett, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

Dec

27

Posted by : admin | On : December 27, 2017

Sumrall Obit
Suzanne Alis (George) Sumrall passed away after a short illness Dec. 15, 2017. Suzanne was born April 15, 1970 in Dallas to Trena A. (Goodnight) George and Clarence (Eddie) George, Jr., who preceded Suzanne in death. Trena married Dewain Mixon in 1979, who Suzanne called “my daddy.”
Suzanne married David Sumrall Nov. 17, 1988. She was the mother of five children Savannah George, Dalton, Zachary, Josie and Breeyanna Sumrall. She had four grandchildren.
Suzanne worked 13 years for Family Dollar in Athens and Malakoff.
As a young adult she played the piano and organ for church services in the Pentecostal Church.
She was a loving, caring mother.
She was preceded in death by her natural father, paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents.
She is survived by her husband, children, mother, dad, brothers Jamie George and Angie of Mabank, Robert Mixon and Beth of Arlington, Grover Mixon and Chasity of Mabank, Stephen Mixon and Heather of Grand Junction, Colo., several nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service was held on Dec. 23, 2017 at the Phalba Independent Full Gospel Church with Bro. Keith Williams officiating.

Dec

27

Posted by : admin | On : December 27, 2017

TAYLOR obit
Cecil Louise Getman Taylor passed away peacefully at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home Dec. 23, 2017.
Cecil was 94 years old. She was born in Chetopa, Kan., to Ethel Mae Young Getman and Levi Getman Feb. 7, 1923.
Cecil had nine siblings. She married James Lonzo Bennett and the couple had three children, son Alonzo Alvin (Boogie) Bennett of Mabank, daughter Roseann Tyler of Seven Points and daughterJoanne Tyree of Weiser, Ind. Cecil had nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-grandchildren.
Cecil was preceded in death by her parents, Levi Getman and Ethel Mae Getman, siblings Charlie J. Getman, Laura May Getman Mccormick, Eli Noah Getman, Lydia Mccormick, Haddie Getman, Gracie Getman, Rosie Getman, Mable May Getman and she had one living sister, Nellie Busick.
Viewing will be held at Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 28.
Cecil will be laid to rest next to James Lonzo Bennett at Oak Lawn Cemetery at 2 p.m.