Obituaries -- June 20, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Compton, 75, were held on Monday, June 17, 2013, at 11:00a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews officiated. Interment followed the services at Cade Cemetery near Streetman with military honors provided by the U.S. Army.

Kenneth Ellis ?Sonny? Compton passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his residence in Denton. He was born in Corsicana, on August 23, 1937 to Irby Lee and Mary Hayes Compton of Streetman. He spent his early years in Streetman and graduated from Fairfield High School with the Class of 1955. After graduation, he worked for Swift Co. in Ft. Worth. He met and married his wife, Suzanne Pounds, in 1967 while stationed at Ft. McPherson, GA. Mr. Compton enlisted in the U.S. Army in Dec 1956 where he served for more than twenty-six years, including two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from the military in 1983 as First Sergeant of the Military Police at Ft. Hood, TX, while also being stationed at many locations previously such as Puerto Rico; Fort Greely, Alaska; St. Augustine, FL.; Raleigh, NC; Romulus, NY; Panama Canal Zone. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and Army Commendation Medal, among many others. After retiring from the Army, Mr. Compton and his family resided in Teague, where he, his wife, and son lived until 2012. He also retired from the U.S. Post Office after ten years of service as a mail carrier and worked many years with his brother at the Quik Pic. Together he and his wife also owned and operated a Uniform and Resale store. His great loves after retirement were visiting his grandchildren, working in his yard, and participating in serious discussion with the morning coffee guy?s at Daniel?s and Dap?s in Teague. Mr. Compton?s family and friends know him as caring, hard-working, strong, courageous, and an incredibly generous giver. He fully supported every dream his family had, including his wife becoming a nurse and moving his family to Denton, TX. to be near his grandchildren. He was fully devoted to his family, his friends, his country, his career, and everything he did in life. He was also a 32nd degree Mason.

Mr. Compton is survived by his wife of over forty-five years, Suzanne Pounds Compton; son Michael Ellis Compton formerly of Teague, now of Denton; daughter and son-in-law Christi and Brandon Tyler of Denton; and son Kenny Compton of Bayamone, Puerto Rico; grandchildren Brady, Nathan and Corban Tyler of Denton; sister and brother-in-law Jimmie and Tommy Casey of Bastrop; brother-in-law Joe Kenneth Tyner of Beaumont; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents Irby and Mary Compton; two brothers, J.E. (Ed) Compton and J.S. Compton; and a sister, Mary Lee Tyner.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Funeral services for Mr. Rayford Dunlap, 84, were held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Randy Barger officiated. Interment followed the services at Cotton Gin Cemetery.

Mr. Dunlap passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

He was born in Teague on June 25, 1928, to Hugh and Ethel Dunlap. Mr. Dunlap served for five years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Laverne Baldree on August 22, 1952, and shared over sixty years together. Mr. Dunlap was a barber for over thirty years and owned and operated his own shop in Teague. He was an accomplished fisherman and enjoyed hunting, especially hunting anything with dogs. Mr. Dunlap was a member of the Teague Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Laverne Baldree Dunlap of Teague; one sister, Ruthie Smith of Granbury; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including two special friends, Randy Barger and Leslie Brown both of Teague.

Mr. Dunlap was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Claudie Dunlap and Hugh Dunlap, Jr.

The family requests memorial be made to the Foster?s Home for Children, 1779 N. Graham St., Stephenville, TX 76401 or online at www.fostershome.org or to the Cherokee Home for Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832 or online at www.chc4kids.com.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Frona Herrington, 87, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Fairfield. Services were held 11:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Don Thornton officiating. Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Herrington was born January 23, 1926 in Dover, Arkansas; to parents Hiram and Mickie Mahan Flanary. She was baptized in and a former member of Missionary Baptist Church in Stockton, California where she lived for a number of years. She had also been a resident of Cortez, Colorado. She had been living in Fairfield since 2009 having moved here from California. She was preceded in death by her husband Roscoe Preston (Jack) Herrington in 1998, a son; Gary Wayne Harrington along with six brothers and two sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Linda Carrico and husband Carl of Fairfield; Rickey Harrington and wife Rita of Cortez, Colorado; a daughter-in-law, Angela Harrington of Stockton, California; seven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit www.cappschapel.com.


The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Eleanor Love Jones, ?Sister Ross?, 81, on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 1:00 PM in the Titus Chapel United Methodist Church, 301 FM 1365, Teague, Texas. Interment followed in the Grayson Chapel Cemetery, 235 FM 1365, Teague.

Eleanor ?Sister? Ross was the second child of Emery and Areatha Ross. She was born on April 1, 1932 in Freestone County, Texas. She grew up in the Furney Richardson Community and attended the public schools there.

She was preceded in death by: her mother, Areatha Ross; a brother, Royell Ross; and two Grandsons, Marcus Love and Zachary Love.

She will leave to cherish her memories: her father, Emery Ross of Teague, Tx; three sons, Edward (Kathy) Love of Cedar Hill, Tx, Aaron (Carla) Love of Dallas, Tx and John Wayne Love of Teague, Tx; four daughters, Carroll Ann Love of Denver, Co, Benell Reed of Westminster, Ca, Priscilla Tatum of Ft Worth, Tx, and Charlene Love McDonald of Teague, Tx; three brothers, Robert Earl (Rose) Ross of Fairfield, Tx, William (Lorriane) Ross of Dallas, Tx, and Scip (Alice) Ross of Ceder Hill , Tx; two sisters, Patricia Bostic and Barbara Heggins both of Teague, Tx, Twenty One Grandchildren; Seventeen Great-Grandchildren; a special friend and loving cousin, Juanice Sanford and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family.

Pallbearers included Cedric Love, Kendall Love,Ricky McDonald, Brandon Tatum, Devion Love, Rodrick Vann, Daniel Sandles III, Antonio Heggins, John Ferguson, and Michael Bostic. Honorary Pallbearers included Robert Earl Ross, McKenzie Jackson, William Ross, Charlie Baker, Scip Ross, Rufus Jackson, and Johnny Howard.

Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home, provided the professional services for the Jones Family. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.


Mr. Harry Edward Kaufman, age 79, died suddenly at his lake house at Cedar Creek Lake on Saturday, June 1, 2013. He was a resident of Cedar Creek Lake for the past seven years.

He was born on August 1, 1933, in Los Angeles, CA, to Edward and Thelma Salter Kaufman. His career included Marine Designer and Engineer of luxury and commercial boats.

He proudly served in the U. S. Air Force and the U. S. Air Force Reserve from 1953 ? 1961, and the U.S.C.G. (Coast Guard Auxiliary) for over fifteen years. He was the past Commander of the Lake Havasu and active member of the Cedar Creek Flotillas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1431 in Gun Barrel City, and a Past Master. On October 22, 1970, he married Donna Brown Holland at Camarillo, CA and shared over forty-two years together.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Kaufman of Teague; two children, Michael Kaufman of Big Springs and Kori DeMarco of Palm Springs, CA; two step-daughters, Anita Holland of Cameron Park, CA and Sharon Walker of Temecula, CA; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He will long be remembered for his friendliness to others and service to country. He valued his many friends and never met a stranger. He lived to say ?I had a good life and enjoyed being your friend.?

Harry?s faith grounded him as a man and in a premonition to his final days said, ?When the Lord is ready to take me I am ready to go with Him.?

Private services are planned at Cedar Creek Lake and Lake Havasu, AZ.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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