A Celebration of Life for Connie Jo Russell will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Trinity Valley Community College Auditorium.
Connie was born in Dallas on September 7, 1940 to parents Joseph and Chelsea (Newton) Russell and entered into eternal rest on July 22, 2016 at the age of 75. Connie was known as “CJ” to her family and friends.
She graduated from W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas in 1959 and earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology from East Texas State College in Commerce. Connie loved to travel and enjoyed playing golf. Her passion was being a coach for the Cardinal cheerleaders at TVCC in Athens. Under her direction they won five NCAA National Championships and were selected to participate in the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.
She was a champion for the TVCC athletics program, having revived the women’s basketball team, mentored thousands of students and, most recently, was inducted to the TVCC Hall of Fame for her accomplishments. Over the years she also coached the Paris Junior College Cheer Squad, the USA Spirit Team and served as a judge both nationally and internationally for cheer competitions.
Connie was a fun and loving person that everyone enjoyed being around. She will be missed immensely by those who knew and loved her.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents and brother Fred Byron Russell.
She is survived by her loving niece Marilyn Russell of Austin,her aunts Virginia Allen of Gun Barrel City and Joyce Anderson of Albuquerque, N.M. and many cousins.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com. Contributions can be directed to the TVCC Foundation Office in memory of Connie Russell.
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Leilah Belle Williams, 90, of Seven Points passed away July 22, 2016. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30 at Cedar Creek Bible Church in Kemp.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Cedar Creek Bible Church in Kemp.
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Funeral services for Barbara Tims were held June 11, 2016 at Lakeview Assembly of God Church in Seven Points with Rev. Don Bell, Joe Baxter and Rev. Steve Burnett officiating and special friend Wilda Capehart speaking.
Barbara was born on April 14, 1942, in Dallas to parents Jadie Tison and Bonnie Lorene Wood King, and entered into eternal rest on June 7, 2016, at the age of 74.
Barbara loved pretty things. She liked flowers, weddings, having parties and entertaining.
She was a good wife, mother, “Mae Mae” and sister.
Barbara worked as an assistant administrator and administrator at Kaufman Hospital and Casa Blanca. She was a member of Lakeview Assembly of God Church in Seven Points.
Barbara was a very loving lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, husband Billy Joe Tims and brothers, Jerald King and Tyson King.
She is survived by her son Tyson Tims and wife Tracy of Seven Points, daughter Tonya Penny and husband Michael of Tool, grandchildren Adam Tims and wife Brandy, Kelsey Penny, Taylor Irby, Dalton Irby and Collin Sims, great-grandchildren Landon Penny, Alexis Tims, Sierra Tims, Peyton Tims, Pierson Holloway and Myles Tabor, sister Mildred Coburn of Tool, step-brother Billy Ross Sparks of Van, other loving family members and many more friends.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Asana Hospice.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.