Nov

02

Posted by : admin | On : November 2, 2017

worked up photo Levi Lebleu

worked up photo
Levi Lebleu


Sara Peasner
Anthony LebleuDerek Payton
Special to The News
ATHENS–Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse reports the arrest of four people in Athens Monday afternoon, following a brief car chase. The driver, once stopped, tried to escape on foot.
Just after lunch Monday, Investigator Josh Rickman and Deputy David Robertson initiated a traffic stop on FM 59 after a vehicle was seen driving recklessly.
The driver, identified as Levi Lebleu, failed to immediately stop the vehicle which caused the narcotics investigator and deputy to initiate a pursuit south on the Farm-to-Market Road and Ruth Street.
After the vehicle finally stopped on Bunny Rabbit Road, Lebleu fled on foot. He was caught and passengers detained.
Lebleu was charged with evading arrest with a previous conviction, a third-degree felony; possession of methamphetamine, a state jail felony; and tampering with evidence, another third-degree felony.
Anthony Lebleu was charged with a felony for tampering or fabricating physical evidence, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, a felony and misdemeanor respectively; and another misdemeanor for evading arrest.
Sara Peasner was charged with a class A misdemeanor for unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Derek Payton was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, a state jail felony, and tampering or fabricating physical evidence, a third-degree felony.

Nov

02

Posted by : admin | On : November 2, 2017

By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers continued their impressive winning streak, defeating the West Trojans at home Oct. 27.
The Tigers struck first just four minutes into the first quarter on a touchdown pass to take a quick 7-0 lead.
The Trojans answered just four minutes later with a three-yard rushing touchdown to tie the game 7-7.
Malakoff turned over possession on downs after a missed field goal with two minutes remaining in the opening quarter.
The Tigers would come back after a punt by the Trojans, adding a touchdown with less than a minute remaining to take a 15-7 lead into the second quarter after a successful two-point conversion.
The Trojans came right back with a 77-yard rushing touchdown with nine minutes remaining in the second quarter to cut the Tigers lead to 15-14.
An interception thrown by the Tigers gave the Trojans possession on their own 10-yard line.
They took over six minutes off the clock on their offensive drive, finishing it with a 15-yard rushing touchdown with around a minute to go in the first half to take a 21-15 lead.
The Tigers would not go quietly into halftime as they started on their own 25-yard line after the Trojans kickoff.
The Tigers drove the ball downfield 75 yards in less than a minute, finishing off the drive with a rushing touchdown to take a 22-21 lead into halftime.
The Tigers opened the third quarter with a field goal just under three minutes in to push their lead to 25-21.
The Tigers would hold the Trojans off the board in the third quarter as they headed towards the final 12 minutes of the contest.
The Tigers added another rushing touchdown under two minutes in to take a 32-21 lead over the Trojans.
The Trojans finally pushed their way into Tigers’ territory, culminating in a nine-yard rushing touchdown with just over three minutes to go, cutting the lead to 32-27 after a failed two-point conversion.
The Tigers recovered the onside kick from the Trojans and took possession at the 50-yard line.
The Tigers tacked on their last touchdown of the night, followed by a two-point conversion to take the 40-27 victory over the Trojans.
The win is the 20th straight regular season win for the Tigers, with Malakoff winning 38 of their last 40 regular season games overall. The victory pushes their perfect record to 8-0 overall this season and 5-0 in district play.
With the defeat of the Trojans, the Tigers sit all alone in first place in 3A-1 Region III District 9. West and Teague are now tied for second place with 4-1 records.
The Tigers will travel to Teague to take on the second-place Lions (6-2, 4-1 district) Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
The Tigers then return home for parent night Nov. 10 and finish up the regular season against the Elkhart Elks before preparing for the playoffs.

Oct

26

Posted by : admin | On : October 26, 2017

Real Estate For Sale
HOME FOR SALE? Call us for an ad to help you sell your home! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
LAKE LBJ GOLF COURSE LOT The Legends gated community on #11 fairway, boat ramp. 5003 Marina Way, Kingsland, Texas 78639. (512)784-4237.
NOTICE: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such reference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for realestate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
THIS SPACE COULD SELL YOUR HOME! Place your classified word ad today, (903)887-4511.

Real Estate For Rent
HOME FOR RENT? Call us for an ad to help you rent your home! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
KEMP 3-1, fenced yard, lots of storage. $800mo +$800dep. (214)794-1573.
NOTICE: Residential rental locators are required to be licensed by the TX Real Estate Commission, Austin, 800-250-8732. Locators may advertise apartment units in general terms and all units may not have the same features. The amount of rent quoted in an ad may be the starting rent for a basic unit which does not have all advertised features.
PAYNE SPRINGS Adorable 2-2, large lot, across from lake on deadend, Mabank ISD, $850mo +$500dep, $35 application fee (903)603-4888.
SEVEN POINTS 3-2, Mabank schools. $700 +dep. (903)477-2555.

Acreage Lots
LOT OR ACREAGE FOR SALE? Call us for an ad to help you sell your lot or your acreage! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.

Apartments Condos
GOT AN APARTMENT FOR RENT? Give us a call and we’ll help you run an ad to rent it! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.

Commercial Property
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY for sale or rent? Give us a call and we can help you with an ad! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
GBC 2520 W Main 800sf office space. $440mo +$300dep. Call (903)880-2109.

Mobile Homes For Sale
MOBILE HOME for sale? Give us a call for an ad to help you sell it! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.

Mobile Homes For Rent
CAP CITY 2-2, SW, 2 decks. Duplex, bills paid, large covered deck and parking. Call Geannie (430)302-9771 or Andy (903)802-0061.
RV LOTS, RVS and mobile homes for rent. (903)887-0107.
EUSTACE 4-2, DW w/carport, covered porch, storage, jacuzzi tub, laundry room, ceiling fans. No pets. $800mo +dep. (214)477-5717.
GOT MOBILE HOMES TO RENT? Call us to run your ad! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
PAYNE SPRINGS 3-1 with carport, $600mo with 1st and last months payment in advance (214)912-1323.

Help Wanted
JANITORIAL COMPANY looking for good, dependable people in GBC area. (972)263-0100.
DIRTY JOB NEEDS LABORERS in the manufacture of catfish bait. Provide own transportation to Richland Chambers Lake daily. Starts at $9/hour. Call John at (903)340-5910.
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CIRCLE M TRAILERS in Kaufman is hiring a service technician. Call (972)932-0591 or send resume to alex@circlemtrailers. com.
DAY CARE WORKER full-time, part-time, must have high school diploma or GED, CPR certified. (903)887-4217.
DEPENDABLE MECHANIC NEEDED. Must have own tools. Valid driver’s license. (903)425-2100.
EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL CARPET HELPER needed. Spreading experience. Out of state work. Driver’s license. (972)452-3177.
EXPERIENCED PAINTERS NEEDED Must have valid Driver’s License and 10yrs experience. (903)340-1206.
EXPERIENCED PAINTERS NEEDED. 3yrs experience and must have a valid Driver’s license. (903)802-6623.
NEED SOMEONE to help you clean the house? Put a classified ad in the paper! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
YOUTH DIRECTOR Busy, active church on Cedar Creek Lake seeking an energetic, creative and caring person to nourish and grow our youth ministry. Musical ability a plus but not required. Part-time postition. Send resume to: Pastor Jeff Hastings,Cedar Creek lake United Methodist Church, PO Box 43175, Seven Points, Texas 75143 or email: cclumc8@ embarqmail.com.

Work Wanted
NEED RIDE?? Doctor appointments, grocery stores, pay bills? Run errands for you? Call Robin (903)802-6753.
NEED SOME EXTRA WORK? Run an ad. Come by and we’ll help you build it! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.

Appliances
APPLIANCE FOR SALE? Call us and we will help you with an ad to sell that appliance! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
NEED 15CF REFRIGERATOR Haul off old one, deliver new/used(working) one to Mabank. No water line. Text with picture and price. (903)340-6189.

Cleaning Services
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER Residential, commercial, rental. Reasonable rates, negotiable. Call Valerie Burchfield (469)354-6415 or email val2kewlv@gmail.co m.
HOLIDAYS AROUND the corner. Need sparkle and shine? Flat rates. Free estimates. Call (903)203-8731.
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANING! NuView Free Estimates! Call (903)887-2186.
QUEEN OF CLEAN Home and commercial cleaning. References available. Honest and reliable. Call Crystal (903)330-0651.

Construction
BRADLEY CONSTRUCTION Decks and patios, remodels, room addition, paint, drywall, plumbing. (903)432-3214.
KUBOTA TRACTOR available to do your mowing, excavating and digging drainage ditches. Call John at (903)340-5910.

Excavation
THOMAS TRUCKING 12yd load of select fill or sand $150. Flex base, crushed asphalt or rock also available. Call for price. (903)477-1413.
Fencing
CEDAR CREEK ORNAMENTAL IRON Wrought iron fencing. Driveway gates and operators, interior & exterior wrought iron. Insured. (972)824-4339.

Lawn & Garden Tree Services
BRUSHHOG MOWING Lot clean-up. Lawn care mowing and weed-eating. Bobby Weaver (903)368-3825.
BRUSHHOG MOWING service. Call John (903)340-5910.
BRUSHHOG AND MOWING service. Houses torn down, property cleanup. (903)910-1181.
MARK’S LAWN & GARDEN Tree work, cleanups and mowing. Reliable. 28 years! (903)432-0229.
TOTAL LAWN CARE Mowing, trimming, till-up, gardens, clean-ups, haul-offs, powerwashing, window cleaning. (903)910-0139.

Remodeling & Repair
BR CONSTRUCTION new construction, remodels, metal buildings, metal roofs, painting floors, decks, foundations 30yrs experience. (903)432-3433.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL remodeling. 25yrs experience. Painting, backsplash, flooring and more. (903)368-4735.

Farm & Ranch
BUY-SELL-TRADE your farm and ranch equipment with a classified word ad. Place your ad today, (903)887-4511.
GOT EQUIPMENT FOR SALE? Give us a call and we can help you with an ad to sell your equipment! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
HAY FOR SALE Fertilized coastal square bales, $7. Wheat straw square bales, $5. Coastal round bales, $40. Bahia round bales, $30. Dwayne Zook (903)880-2022.
MALAKOFF JOHN DEERE GATOR TS 4×2 utility vehicle, 277 hrs, in very good condition, $4,600 (903)489-0823.
NOW BUYING used tractors, pickup trucks, utility trailers in CCL area for cash. John (903)340-1782.
WE BUY HORSES, MULES AND DONKEYS of all kinds, good or bad. Pick up available. Cash paid. John Capehart (903)603-4906.

Firewood
FIREWOOD any length, cord delivered $200, wheelbarrowing $15, pickup cord $160, half cord $90. (903)887-0016.

Garage Sales
BARGAIN HUNTERS You can find the best prices on good used items listed in our classified pages.
CANTON 3460 VZ CR 2304 (off 198, 2 1/2 mi turn on 2301) Wed-Sat Nov 1-4 8am-5pm. Few antiques, lots of collectibles, 70yrs of good stuff.
EUSTACE 8780 FM 316 Fri- Sun Oct 27-29 8am. Kids clothes, toys, dishes, kitchenware, videos, baby bed, highchair, furniture, tools.
GBC 116 Guadalupe Dr. (Spanish Shores) Fri-Sat Oct 27-28 8am-6pm. Downsizing, lots of stuff!
GARAGE SALE? Run it in 5 newspapers for the same price! $20 for 15 words. Be sure and call Thursday by noon the week before the sale to get it in the Lake Area Leader on Wednesdays. Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
GBC 210 Lilac Ln (Country Estates) Sat-Sun Oct 27-28 8am-5pm. Something for everyone!
GBC 231Southlake Dr. Sat Oct 28 8am-4pm.
PAYNE SPRINGS 9504 CR 2514 Fri-Sat Oct 27-28. Furniture, building material, Christmas bears, quilting things, lots of sewing material, lots of misc. (903)288-9952.
TOLOSA Barn sale 8483 Ladybird Thurs-Sat Oct 26-28. Furniture, office supplies, appliances and much more!
TOOL 10186 CR 2448 follow the signs. Thurs-Fri Oct 26-27. Tools, crafts and misc.
TOOL 821 S Tool Dr. Sat Nov 4 9am-2pm. Multi-family, clothes, furniture, misc items. All proceeds go toward families we adopt for Kid’s Christmas.

Miscellaneous
DEER FEEDER 30 and 50 gallon with timer and battery. Tripod blind and letter stand. (972)742-4295.
LAKE LBJ GOLF COURSE LOT The Legends gated community on #11 fairway, boat ramp. 5003 Marina Way, Kingsland, Texas 78639. (512)784-4237.
LARGE FIREPLACE insert for sale, Juki quilting machine, 100 cut and polished Fire Agate Stones, large adjustable chaise lounge, roll top desk (new), 7pc French country dining set (903)802-7485.
LEARN CPR BASICS from DVD, “90 Seconds to Save a Life”. A must have, $20. Call or text (903)340-5911.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT $500, electronics $300 for sale. (903)887-1990.
LONE STAR PARACORD has custom, unique paracord items. Bracelets, key chains, awareness ribbons and K-Bar wrapped knives. Over 60 colors of paracord to choose from. lonestarparacord. com (903)340-2751.
LOOKING TO BUY Low cost car, must be running, tagged, inspected, clean title, no engine issues. Normal wear and tear ok. Year 1999 and up. Please text photos and price to (903)275-4653.
NEED 15CF REFRIGERATOR Haul off old one, deliver new/used(working) one to Mabank. No water line. Text with picture and price. (903)340-6189.
PAYNE SPRINGS CEMETERY 2 plots for sale, sold together. Plot 1 and 2 in block 57. $250 each. (817)808-0153.
PAYNE SPRINGS Community Center Beef stew Sat Oct 28 4pm-9pm. Bowl of stew, cornbread or crackers, drink, $8. Proceeds benefit Community Center.
PIANO TUNING 30 plus years experience. Reasonable rates, senior discount! Ask for Robert (903)432-0341.
PORTABLE BUILDING Moving company, any distance. We also buy and sell used buildings. (903)439-7666.
TATOM’S BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE. (903)275-8712.

Furniture
FURNITURE FOR SALE? Call us and we can help you with an ad to sell your furniture! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.

Pets & Pet Care
DIAMOND IN THE WOOF pet grooming. Your home or mine. Also offer pick-up and delivery. Discount prices. (214)505-8371.
KIM’S KRITTER SITTER I’ll take care of your babies. My home or yours. Lovin’ is free! (903)830-0573.
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Pipe Steel
PIPE FOR SALE 2 3/8”, 2 7/8”, 4 1/2”. Rods, 3/4”, 7/8”, 1”. Bill Coots. (903)477-2240.

Want to Buy
$$ CASH FOR JUNK cars and trucks. Free pick up. Call (903)275-9527. $$
LOOKING TO BUY Low cost car, must be running, tagged, inspected, clean title, no engine issues. Normal wear and tear ok. Year 1999 and up. Please text photos and price to (903)275-4653.
NEED 15CF REFRIGERATOR Haul off old one, deliver new/used(working) one to Mabank. No water line. Text with picture and price. (903)340-6189.

Automobiles Trucks
‘00 MERCURY MARQUIS 4-door, runs good, good tires, no dents, good condition. $1,800. (903)880-7320.
GOT A CAR OR TRUCK TO SELL? Call and we’ll help you with an ad to sell it! Call between 8:30am-4:30pm. CCL, Kerens & Malakoff (903)887-4511.
LOOKING TO BUY Low cost car, must be running, tagged, inspected, clean title, no engine issues. Normal wear and tear ok. Year 1999 and up. Please text photos and price to (903)275-4653.

Boats & Watercraft
16’ GALAXY ‘65 75hp Johnson, CC. $700obo (903)451-2009.

Personals
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Oct

26

Posted by : admin | On : October 26, 2017

By Denise York
The News Staff Writer
LOG CABIN–Citizens turned out in appreciable numbers to support their volunteer fire department at the Oct. 19 meeting of the Log Cabin City Council. The City of Log Cabin held an emergency meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 to address concerns about the fire department. At that meeting, the council agreed to use the Payne Springs Volunteer Fire Department to answer calls within the city instead of their own Log Cabin Volunteer Fire Department. The Log Cabin Fire Department was not present at that meeting because they were not informed of it. Citizens took to social media to air their concerns.
With the VFD on the agenda as item 10, the citizens turned out to be heard on the matter. According to Fire Chief Cory Abbe, as of that meeting the department had 14 volunteers and nine of them were present.
The crowd grew agitated as the council dealt with agenda items, one-by-one in order. When it came to item 10, the VFD, Abbe addressed the council, asking for a meeting to present his case to keep the Log Cabin VFD responding to the city. He assured the council and mayor he would answer their concerns, one of which was adequate staffing. Mayor Lawrence Nolan and the council agreed to meet with them. As of press time Wednesday, no meeting time had been announced.
Public comments were passionate, but respectful. Lynette Busby addressed the council, praising the Log Cabin first responders for being there for her when her husband collapsed. She said, “They were there within minutes and took over CPR until the ambulance arrived. Our police chief was there and they didn’t leave me until my family arrived. There is no telling how long I would have been alone if our first responders weren’t there. They are wonderful.”
That sentiment was echoed by the other citizens who spoke. Another citizen warned the council, “if you persist, know that we are losing something that is very valuable.”
In other business, council members
• approved sale of city owned property in section 14,
• agreed to purchase golf cart from the police department for $3,800 for use by the water department,
• resolved to file for a grant with the East Texas Council of Governments for a solid waste program grant to fund a part-time litter abatement officer and help fund city-wide cleanups and
• heard reports from various city departments.

Oct

26

Posted by : admin | On : October 26, 2017

Richard Brashear
Tonia Speer
The News Staff Reports
ATHENS–An alleged methamphetamine dealer and customer were booked early Oct. 19 according to Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse. Both were charged with drug possession; the subject of the investigation was also caught in possession of a firearm she is barred from possessing.
Tonia Speer, 49, was found with a substantial amount of meth packaged and ready for distribution when a seven-member team from the Sheriff’s Office descended on her Ravenwood Road residence, in the Westwood Beach subdivision south of Chandler.
Having pleaded guilty to a felony drug possession charge in 2014, Speer lost her rights to possess a firearm, which investigators found at her residence.
She has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance greater than 1 gram and less than 4 grams and for illegal possession of a firearm. She is being held at the Henderson County Jail on bonds totaling $18,500.
If found guilty of the second-degree felony drug charge, she will face up to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine of up to $10,000. For the third-degree illegal possession of a firearm charge, she will face up to 10 years in prison and another fine of up to $10,000.
Richard Brashear, 42, was also at the residence and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance up to 1 gram, for which he can be sentenced to up to two years in prison and ordered to pay up to $10,000.
Investigator Ray Yockey obtained the search warrant from Henderson County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Tony Duncan, Hillhouse said. “People in Chandler have told us they want this crime and these folks out of their neighborhoods. That is exactly what we are doing.”
Narcotics Investigators Josh Rickman and Brad Beddingfield, David Faught and Megan Hogan assisted along with deputies Russell Wesson and Johnathan Daille.

Oct

25

Posted by : admin | On : October 25, 2017

Don Scott obit

Funeral services for Don Scott were held Oct. 21, 2017 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with Bro. Russell Bryan officiating. Interment followed the service at Kemp Cemetery.
Don was born Feb. 15, 1926 in Scurry to parents Homer and Myrtle (Wilkerson) Scott and entered into eternal rest Oct. 18, 2017 at the age of 91.
Don worked as an inspector on the assembly line for Ford Motor Company and retired in 1970. He served on the Kemp Cemetery Association Board for a number of years and was a former County Commissioner for Kaufman County.
Don enjoyed raising horses and cattle. He loved traveling to the casinos and working in his yard. Don was a member of First Baptist Church in Kemp. He was an amazing man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, first wife of 60 years Margie Tedder Scott, brothers Walter Scott, Bruce Scott, William Scott and Charles Scott, sisters Katherine Norris, Sally Collier and Margaret McKenzie.
He is survived by his wife Flora Kimbell of Kemp, sons Donnie Scott and wife Kim of Blooming Grove and Ricky Scott of Kemp, grandchildren Brady Scott and wife Jenni of New Braunfels and Karen Young and husband Joe of Frisco, great-grandchildren Sam, Drew, Levi and Austin, daughter-in-law Donna Scott of Kemp, step-daughter Michele Latham of San Antonio, step-grandchildren Phoebe, Gracy, Chanda, Chris and Tabatha, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

Oct

25

Posted by : admin | On : October 25, 2017

Donald Lee Chapin, entered this life Aug. 18, 1948, as a 3-and-a half pound baby boy, the youngest of seven, and six months later his parents, John and Winifred, welcomed a 12-year old daughter to complete their family with eight children. Although his family was not rich by worldly standards, they made up for it with faith and love and plenty of mischief.
His love for pranks and laughter were carried out with brothers and friends. He took an oath with the Air Force at the age of 18, shortly before marrying the love of his life, Vicky. It wasn’t long and he was heading across the ocean where he spent time in Okinawa and Vietnam. Some very significant things happened there – the most important was a decision that changed the trajectory of his life and that of his family.
While in Okinawa, he accepted the free gift of salvation from Jesus Christ – the same day as his wife, Vicky. From that moment forward, his life was changed. He lived out the Gospel. He loved God with all his heart, soul and mind and he loved others – generously. Over the next six years, their family of two became a family of five when daughters Lee Ann, Lynette and Lora were born.
Following God’s leading in his life, Don served in ministry for the rest of his life in many capacities. He served as Pastor in North Dakota and moved to Fort Worth where he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and obtained a Masters in Religious Education. He served on staff from 1977 to 1987 at First Baptist Church in Hurst where he began a ministry for special needs children and adults. His ministry then moved to the public school system where he served as teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal over the next 23 years. He returned to serving as Pastor at Ash Baptist Church for eight years.
He never retired from ministry, as his love for Jesus Christ and others was the ongoing thread in his life. One of his greatest joys was to bless others generously with an extra large tip for a waiter or waitress, groceries for the stranger in front or behind him at the store, scholarships for education, or grocery shopping trips for his children and grandchildren. He was faithful to ask waitresses, waiters and cashiers about their relationship with Christ and how he could pray for them. He loved his family and time with them was always treasured.
When he was called home on Oct. 22, 2017 he left behind his wife of 49 years, Vicky, and the rest of his family which has grown to include children, Lee Ann and husband David, Lynette and husband John, and Lora and husband Bill, grandchildren Johnathon and Jill, Brendon and Kayla, Kailyn and John, Aaron and Kate, Emmaly, Ayva, Nicholas, Nathan and Sadie, great-grandchildren Raegan, Wyatt, Landon, Savannah, Paul and Walker, brother and two sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and friends who are loved as family.
His family is committed to carrying out his legacy of love for God, love for others and love of country. We are honored to call him husband, dad, daddy, papa c, papa, brother, uncle and friend.
Arrangements were under the direction of Moorhead–Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.

Oct

25

Posted by : admin | On : October 25, 2017

Perry obit
Funeral services for Rachel Nicole Clark Perry were held Oct. 21, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Mabank with Rev. Brent Williams officiating. Interment followed the service at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Rachel was born Sept. 27, 1983 in Dallas to parents James Madison and Vicky Gay (Hall) Clark, Jr. and entered into eternal rest Oct. 19, 2017 at the age of 34.
Rachel was an amazing lady, who never met a stranger. She had two loves in her life. The first was her son Cain and the second was teaching. Rachel was a teacher for Mabank ISD.
She enjoyed listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. Rachel attended the First United Methodist Church in Mabank. All who knew and loved her will miss her.
Rachel was preceded in death by her grandmother Ino Hall.
She is survived by her husband Curtis Perry of Seven Points, son Cain Perry of Seven Points, father and mother Jim Clark, Jr. and Vicky of Mabank, brother Shaun Clark and wife Traci of Mabank, niece Madison Clark and nephew Jaymeson Clark of Mabank, paternal grandparents Jim Clark, Sr. and Wanda of Mabank, maternal grandfather Raymond Hall of Evant, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Oct

25

Posted by : admin | On : October 25, 2017

Fagan obit

Bobbie Lou Fagan was born April 11, 1933 in Tool to parents Reagan and Theople Leona (Sparks) Avant and entered into eternal rest Oct. 18, 2017 at the age of 84.
Bobbie Lou enjoyed crocheting and reading her Bible. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Bobbie Lou was Christian by faith and an amazing mother, grandmother and sister. All who knew and loved her will dearly miss her.
Bobbie Lou was preceded in death by her parents, sister Shirley Sue Reschke and brother Ronald Avant.
She is survived by her sons Billy Ralph Fagan of Ash Grove, Miss., Steven Fagan and wife Connie of Mabank and Randy Fagan and wife Ronda of Mabank, grandchildren Tasha Waymire, Christi Carlisle, Brandon Fagan, Johnnie Fagan, Melanie Lockett and Misty Nuckols, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, brother Donny Avant and wife Lisa of Winnsboro, sisters Nelda Rogers and husband Will of Mineola and Wanda Kellar of Gun Barrel City, other loving family members and many more friends.

Oct

25

Posted by : admin | On : October 25, 2017

Beavers obit

Fay K. Beavers, 72, of Kemp, passed away Oct. 20, 2017. She was born in Dallas Dec. 12, 1944 to Frank and Sally Lorean Kovar.
Fay graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1962. She married the love of her life, Jimmy Beavers, on June 22, 1963. She resided in California with her husband while he served in the U.S. Navy.
After the military service they moved back to Dallas and had their first child, a daughter, in November of 1964. Their son was born a few years later in December 1967.
After a few years, their family moved to Terrell and then later made their permanent residence in Kemp.
Fay worked many years in the fundraising business, traveling and coordinating fundraising events. She also worked as a sales associate at Risingers Country Store in Terrell.
Fay was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Homer and Travis Kovar.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 54 years Jimmy of Kemp, son Bryan Beavers and wife Monica of Kemp, daughter Beth Phillips and husband Ricky of Trinidad, sister Joy Marshall and husband Bud of Heath, brother George Beavers and wife Mary Beavers of Winnsboro, grandchildren Rusty Werneking and wife Jessica of Odessa, Shelbie Wright of Frisco, Hunter Davis of Kemp, Madison Brown of Kemp and Fisher Davis of Kemp, numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends and extended family who will miss her dearly.
Funeral services were held Oct. 24, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Kemp with interment following at College Mound Cemetery.