Gilbert Burks, 74, passed away on Feb. 12, 2009.  He was born in Hagansport, Texas  on Jan. 6, 1935 to Earl and Lillie Bell (Hollbrook) Burks, and married his wife,  Helen, on Jan. 10, 1962 in Harrah, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Darla Thornton and her husband Scott, and Kathy Hall;  son, Delbert Burks and his wife Trisha, all of Ennis; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and sister, Mary Ruth Miller of Talco, Texas.

Gilbert is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Frank Hall and Robert Hall; brother, Buddy Burks; four sisters, Cleon Crouston, Sarah Sneed, Efie Burks and Verlin  Burks.

Graveside services were held on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at Rice Cemetery.