Posted by : September 21, 2014| On :
Michael was born July 1, 1961, in Wylie, to parents Billy Ray and Frances Louise (Barnett) Madding, and entered into eternal rest Sept. 10, 2014 at the age of 53.
He graduated from Mabank High School. He worked for Eubank Ambulance Service, House of Tires for 14 years and Reedy Tire for the past 10 years.
Michael loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He attended Assembly of God Church in Seven Points. He was a caring and loving person who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Delores Zimmermann, brother Billy D. Madding and niece Dominique Thomasson.
He is survived by his daughter, Melony Madding-Barnes, of Athens; grandson Brayden Barnes of Athens; brothers Billy Madding of Fairfield, Terry Madding of Mabank; sisters Debbie Moore of Kemp, Opal Madding of Crowley, Judy Jones of Alabama, Lea Wright of Colorado, Vicki Jones of Denton, Joyce Zimmermann of Farmers Branch; nephew Michael Main of Mabank; nieces Christi Thomasson of Eustace, Dorinda McNutt of Kemp; many other nieces and nephews; other loving family members and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.
Posted by : September 18, 2014| On :
Webb was born March 6, 1959, in Dallas, to Mamie (Foster) and George Walker Webb, Jr., and died Sept. 7, 2014, after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. As he did in everything, Butch met this challenge head on and fought with all he could.
He was raised in Dallas and later attended high school in Rising Star, where he was a football star who was regularly featured on the cover of the Rising Star paper.
He was an integral part of his parents’ home building company, finding success in Dallas, Seagoville, Midland and Albuquerque, N.M.
After his parents’ retirement, he owned and operated a home building company, pest control company and a heating and air conditioning business.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life and had a lot of good times on the water fishing with his buddies. He enjoyed hunting whitetail, elk, quail and dove.
He fished in many tournaments and won several great prizes including a Jeep, boat and trailer. He had numerous trophy deer and fish displayed in his home.
He enjoyed his life of near daily crappie fishing, as well as trips to the coast for big Redfish with his friends. Numerous hunting trips to the family hunting lease in Bangs filled his falls and winters. Everyone around the campfire will miss his humorous storytelling.
He was a Baptist and was saved as a child at the First Baptist Church in Dallas. He recommitted his life to Christ Feb. 19, 2006, at A Sinners Hope Baptist Church in Eustace near his home.
He spent his last years living on Cedar Creek Lake in a rustic home, which he built almost entirely by himself.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Detta and George Webb of Rising Star, Edna and A.B. Foster of Cross Plains, and nephew Cole Worley of Abilene, who he loved dearly.
Survivors include his parents; sisters Tammy Worley and husband Rick, Teri McQueen and husband Carl, all of Abilene; nephews Jesse Worley and Jeff Henson; niece Kimber Womack; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; he was especially proud of his grandniece Raylee Grace Henson; and though he had not met him yet, Butch already loved his new grandnephew Hudson Cole Henson.
Several people loved, supported and took care of Butch during his illness including his cousins, Darcy and Mike Holloway, longtime friend and assistant Carmen Zamora, best friend John Roe, childhood friend Tricia Moon, friends Carrie and Tracy Poe, neighbor Mark Drake, and Dr. Oo and his staff.
In lieu of flowers, donations be sent to your favorite organizations in honor of Butch Webb.
Posted by : September 18, 2014| On :
Ken was born Jan. 14, 1930, in Wichita, Kan., to Vella K. (Troyer) and Ray F. Elliott.
His mother adored him and would show him off to her friends. He had the most beautiful curly blonde hair.
Growing up, he spent time on his relatives farm in Protection, Kan., where he would help harvest, hunt and fish. As a young man, he worked as a caddy to make money for his family.
His father, Ray, owned a painting business and taught him how to paint houses when he was 16 years old.
He graduated from Wichita North High School in 1949 and immediately joined the U.S. Air National Guard. He spent most of his time in the Air Force and received an Honorable Discharge in 1952.
He worked several jobs over the next few years. In the summer of 1956, his friend, Vernon Johnson, introduced him to Donna Bussart.
They fell in love and got married June 24, 1957.
Their first daughter, Sherri, was born July 16, 1957. His second daughter, Sandy, was born March 12, 1961.
They were a family of faith and went to church every Sunday.
When the girls were growing up, they would go to the Elliott’s backyard for a big watermelon feed.
They took a lot of trips and went to several family reunions with his family on his mother’s side.
The Troyer family consists of approximately 450 people. Ken and Donna had many friends and every Saturday night they would pack up the girls and play cards at one of their houses.
Ken worked many jobs and always provided for his family. In 1978, they got divorced.
After that time, he discovered Texas and fell in love with it and bought a house on the lake. He would make many trips before he retired from the Boeing Company after 20 years in 1995, moved to Texas permanently.
He lived on Cedar Creek Lake area for 18 years. Eight years ago, he went to the 49ers Dance Hall and met Mary Ann, his Texas Angel. They became very special friends. They went on trips, dancing on Thursday nights and eating out. They did about everything together.
Mary was the only one to keep him in line. When Ken made his decision to stop chemo, he was so tired of the cancer battle.
Mary asked him, “Are you sure you’re ready?” He replied, “Yes, I am.” Mary said, “Ok.”
He then asked her if she thought Heaven had garage sales. She said, “He would not have time to go to them.”
Ken had many favorites, to name a few….he loved God, women, jewelry, cars, dancing, playing cards, games, dogs, iced tea, rhubarb pie, Donnas’ chip beef gravy, Sandy’s fried chicken, Sherri’s zucchini bread, Mary’s goulash and garage sales.
Some of the women where he lived, told Sherri and Sandy that the garage sales in Ennis would be greatly affected by Ken’s passing.
Sherri and Sandy want everyone to know that Mary went above and beyond caring for Ken, when he got cancer.
They will be eternally grateful for the love and care she gave to him. They would also like to extend gratitude to all his Texas friends that loved him. He will be missed by many, but especially by his daughters and Mary.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, infant granddaughter Addison Marie Williams and sister Lucerne Burlison.
Survivors include his daughters, Sherri Wilson and husband Scott, Sandra Williams; grandchildren Paige, Cassandra, Macey and Madison; special friend Mary Allred; and other loving friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com