Our Obituaries

Barbara Joyce Lister

June 4, 1941 - April 24, 2014

Barbara Joyce Lister was born on June 4, 1941 in Corpus Christi, TX to parents Kenneth Cribley and Geneva (Brothers) Cribley and entered into eternal rest on April 24, 2014 at the age of 72. Barbara was known for her interior decorating. She loved to cook especially baking pies it was because of this that she looked forward to Thanksgiving every year. She also enjoyed shopping and more shopping....
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LaWanda Jane Shue

May 21, 1939 - April 22, 2014


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Austin Alfred Nichols

December 12, 1938 - April 19, 2014


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Keith L. Langley

April 15, 1959 - April 13, 2014

Keith was born on April 15, 1959 in Dallas County to parents Bobby and Mildred (Posey) Langley and entered into eternal rest on April 13, 2014 at the age of 54. Keith grew up in the Crandall area. He loved spending time with all his family and getting together for the holidays. Keith was the best grandpa. He enjoyed working outside in the yard and doing his wood work. Keith had a 1983 Chevy SWB...
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Ericka G. Rudloff

November 25, 1971 - April 12, 2014


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Alene "TuTu" Gibbs

January 18, 1920 - April 11, 2014

Alene was born on January 18, 1920 in Van Zandt County, TX to parents Henry and Alice (Guinn) McAfee and entered into eternal rest on April 11, 2014 at the age of 94. Alene was known as a prankster and practical joker. She had a great sense of humor. Alene was very giving of her life. She was raised on a farm in Van Zandt County and graduated from Canton High School. Alene married Andrew Gibbs...
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Jerrell E. Ward, Sr.

December 16, 1934 - April 10, 2014

Jerrell E. Ward, Sr., of Terrell, was born on December 16, 1934 in Onalaska, TX to parents Willis and Maudie (Webb) Ward and entered into eternal rest on April 10, 2014 at the age of 79. Jerrell was known as "Pop" by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He held his family close to his heart, they were the most important part of his life. Jerrell enjoyed watching football,...
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Shirley Ann Bird

August 1, 1947 - April 5, 2014

Shirley was born on August 1, 1947 in Chattanooga, TN to parents Lester and Mae Catherine (Baxter) Hunley and entered into eternal rest on April 5, 2014 at the age of 66. Shirley was given many names in her lifetime; Nanny Bird, Granny Shirley, Me Maw, Nanner and Cousin Me Maw. She enjoyed reading and playing Farkle. Shirley loved traveling to the casinos and playing the slots. She loved spending...
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Barbara Jean Hamby-Brewer

May 8, 1952 - April 5, 2014

Barbara Jean Hamby-Brewer, of Mabank, was born on May 8, 1952 in Dallas, TX to parents Jack and Myrtle (Raymond) Bass, Sr. and entered into eternal rest on April 5, 2014 at the age of 61. Barbara was a huge Elvis fan and collected memorabilia. She loved to collect different knick knacks from other states, like spoons and cars. Barbara worked in the retail industry for most of her life. She was a...
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Frances Marian Henderson

August 19, 1924 - April 4, 2014

Mrs. Henderson was born August 19, 1924 in Hudson, Colorado, but spent most of her growing up years in Kansas and Missouri. She was preceded in death by parents Francis Marion Williams and Maude Lena Williams –Lowe (nee Major); brothers Irving Henry Edwin Williams and Oscar Leroy Williams; nephews Edwin Lee Williams and Thomas Michael Williams; and her husband of 67 years, Marion Tressler...
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Michael Thomas O'Callaghan

June 19, 1952 - April 3, 2014

Michael Thomas O'Callaghan, of Mabank, was born on June 19, 1952 in Davenport, Iowa to parents Thomas J. and Ruth M. (Lines) O'Callaghan and entered into eternal rest on April 3, 2014 at the age of 61. Michael loved Nascar and was a big fan of Texas Longhorns. He enjoyed being outdoors and going fishing. Michael worked at Geophysical Service Inc – A Texas Instruments Company for over 20 years...
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Miriam Maxine Attaway

February 18, 1917 - April 3, 2014

Miriam was born on February 18, 1917 in Martins Mill, TX to parents Barnett and Carrie (Wallace) Gunn and entered into eternal rest on April 3, 2014 at the age of 97. Miriam was known as "Maxine" by those who knew her best and "Grandma" by her grandchildren. She attended North Texas State University in Denton, TX, where she received her Masters' in Elementary Education. Maxine taught 5th grade...
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Aaron Lloyd Jenkins

May 2, 1993 - April 2, 2014

Aaron was born on May 2, 1993 in Mesquite, TX to Christie Jenkins and entered into eternal rest on April 2, 2014 at the age of 20. Aaron was a very kind hearted and loving young man. He loved Anime and Pokemon. Aaron was very eclectic and had many talents. He graduated from Mabank High School in 2012 and was attending TVCC, majoring in Liberal Arts. Aaron wanted a future working in voice over...
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Gene Kinder

March 30, 2014

Gene, as his family and friends called him, was born May 23, 1928 in Mantey, Kansas to Guy and Florence Kinder. He is proceed in death by his parents, a brother Dale Kinder and a grandson Vance McMillan. Living family members include his wife Maxine Kinder, and four children, his daughter Lois McMillan and her husband Steve of Nevada, MO., his son Michael Kinder and his wife Connie of Anadarko,...
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Sallie Mae Hammer

October 29, 1922 - March 30, 2014

Sallie was born on October 29, 1922 in Mabank, TX to parents Rufus and Cynthia (Blackabey) Chitty and entered into eternal rest on March 30, 2014 at the age of 91. Sallie was lovingly known as "Memaw" by her grandchildren and "Meme" by her great-grandchildren. Her greatest love was her family. Sallie enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and cooking for her family. She loved playing bingo and collecting...
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Danny Ray Waters

May 7, 1960 - March 29, 2014


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Kathleen "Kathy" Hoover

August 2, 1946 - March 28, 2014


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Wanell Jones

October 19, 1933 - March 27, 2014

Wanell was born on October 19, 1933 in Eustace, TX to parents Charles and Vertis (Beason)Ballow and entered into rest on March 27, 2014 at the age of 80. Wanell was born and raised in Eustace and graduated from Eustace High School. She collected Fenton white hobnail glassware. Wanell enjoyed playing dominoes and gardening. She loved RVing , her trip to Alaska and traveling all around to the Blue...
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Carolyn Louise Dyer

December 20, 1947 - March 25, 2014

Carolyn was born on December 20, 1947 in Dallas, TX to parents Clovis and Edna (Davidson) Nichols and entered into eternal rest on March 25, 2014 at the age of 66. Carolyn's children and grandchildren were her love. She was very active in soccer with younger children as a coach and referee. Carolyn helped with Girl Scouts and loved playing Bingo. She loved being outdoors, whether it was fishing...
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Eris E. Allsup

April 2, 1923 - March 22, 2014

Eris E. Allsup was born on April 2, 1923 in Fort Worth, TX to parents Fred and Maybel (Hildebrandt) Conklin and entered into rest on March 22, 2014 at the age of 90. Eris graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, TX and met her late husband, George, while working as the secretary for The County Clerk. They attended the Episcopal Church in Fort Worth and later moved to Irving. Along with...
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Glenn Tubbs

April 19, 1928 - March 19, 2014

Glenn or "Poppie" as he was known by his grandchildren, or "Mutt" as he was called by his brothers and sisters, most enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved playing the guitar and singing for the senior's group and water skiing. He worked for Orkin Pest Control for over 20 years before his retirement in 1980. He won two state championships in basketball at Jonesboro High School. He will...
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RC Mason

June 7, 1925 - March 18, 2014


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Jo Ann Kelly

February 18, 1944 - March 16, 2014

Jo was born on February 18, 1944 in Dallas, TX to parents Olis and Martha (Henslee) Long and entered into eternal rest on March 16, 2014 at the age of 70. Jo was known as "Jodi" by those who knew her best. She treasured her family. Jodi loved playing Bingo, baseball and wrestling. She enjoyed crocheting and watching her westerns on TV. Jodi loved her cats. She was Baptist by faith and was a...
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Dale Ray White

August 20, 1934 - March 15, 2014

Dale Ray White was born on August 20, 1934 in Taylorsville, Mississippi to parents Herbert and Lottie (McDaniels) White and entered into eternal rest on March 15, 2014 at the age of 79. Dale was married to the love of his life Wanda for 37 years. He was a man of his word and had a lot of pride. Dale always put his wife and children first. He liked going fishing, hunting for rabbits and feeding...
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Myra Ann Law Tsamis

August 14, 1936 - March 10, 2014


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James E. "Fast Eddie" Tarlton

November 6, 1946 - March 10, 2014

James was born on November 6, 1946 in Denton, TX to parents James and Violet (Denison)Tarlton and entered into eternal rest on March 10, 2014 at the age of 67. James loved building motorcycles and riding them as well. He was a member of the motorcycle ministry, Redemption Road Fellowship. James was preceded in death by his parents, grandchildren; Samuel Carter and Jessica Tarlton. He is...
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Veral Dee Haug

November 25, 1933 - March 8, 2014


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Frances Jean "Jeannie" Bone

July 17, 1950 - March 6, 2014

Jeannie was born on July 17, 1950 in Dallas, TX to parents Walter and Dorothy (Ballard) Finigan and entered into eternal rest on March 6, 2014 at the age of 63. Frances, was known as "Jeannie" by those who knew her best and "Nanna" by her grandchildren. Jeannie loved her family, especially her grandsons. She enjoyed crocheting and cooking. Jeannie had a special interest in watching her boys drag...
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Fearl C. Nichols

January 4, 1937 - March 2, 2014

Fearl was born on January 4, 1937 in Winnsboro, TX to parents Ernest and Alice (Daniels) Nichols and entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2014 at the age of 77. Fearl loved his westerns. He was a very caring man that would do anything for anybody. Fearl was very protective of his family and set in his ways. He started driving truck at the age of 9, when he began working to support his family....
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Grady Charles Billups

August 6, 1931 - March 1, 2014

Grady was born on August 6, 1931 in Ellis County to parents Truitt and Gertrude (Ward) Billups and entered into eternal rest on March 1, 2014 at the age of 82. He graduated from Palmer High School and served in The United States Air Force. Grady served as a Deacon at Lake Highland's Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. He made a career of over 40 years in the insurance business, working for Members...
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Barbara Dollison

April 30, 1942 - February 28, 2014

Barbara was born on April 30, 1942 in Dallas, Texas to parents Ernest Woodrow and Flossie Fae (Hodge) Williams and entered into eternal rest on February 28, 2014 at the age of 71. Barbara has a passion for machine quilting and she made that her career. She had a booth at Seven Points Flea Market and loved going to auctions with her husband. Barbara was a member of Eastern Star, Eustace Chapter...
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James Strange

April 16, 1927 - February 27, 2014

James was born on April 16, 1927 in Terrell, TX to parents Steward Conrad and Mary (Young) Strange and entered into eternal rest on February 27, 2014 at the age of 86. James served in The United States Navy during World War II. He married June Sharpe on June 26, 1968. James worked for Proctor and Gamble 25 years and Johnson Control until his retirement. He loved being outdoors, going fishing and...
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Boyse "Huck" Wood

May 21, 1971 - February 25, 2014

Boyce was born on May 21, 1971 in Athens, TX to parents J.L. and Luzell (Asbill) Wood and entered into eternal rest on February 25, 2014 at the age of 42. Boyse or "Huck" as he was known to his friends and family most enjoyed spending time with his family. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and watching old Westerns and Wrestling on TV. Boyse was a graduate of Mabank ISD...
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Raul Luna Cadena

January 17, 1938 - February 25, 2014

Raul Luna Cadena, resident of Mabank, TX, born January 17, 1938 in Hondo, TX passed away February 25, 2014 at the age of 76. Raul grew up in Snyder, TX and was a decorated Vietnam Veteran of The United States Army, which he served one term in Vietnam with the 82 Combat Engineer Battalion. Later, he became a paratrooper with the 101st Airbourne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He served 4...
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Helen Marie Jones

January 11, 1929 - February 23, 2014

Helen Marie Anthony Jones, 85, of Eustace, Texas passed away February 23, 2014. Helen was born in Eustace, on January 11, 1929 to the late Will and Soleta Anthony. She graduated from Eustace High School in 1946. She moved to Dallas and went to work for Sears. On April 12, 1950, she married Johnny Jones and moved to California. They returned to Texas and resided in Richardson, Tx until retiring in...
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John Dwight Burcham

September 11, 1923 - February 22, 2014

John Dwight Burcham, age 90, died February 22, 2014. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 11, 1923. He had resided at Cedar Creek Lake for the past 35 years. He was preceded in death by parents Leroy and Mamie Burcham, Brother Col. Roy D. Burcham, and his wife of 62 years, Georgianna Burcham. He is survived by daughter Ms. Janna Yarbrough, grandson Dr. John M. Yarbrough, PHD and two...
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Mary Riley Winton

March 31, 1927 - February 20, 2014

Mary Riley Winton, was born March 31, 1927 in Floydada, Texas to parents James and Tisha Lou Kimble and entered into eternal rest on February 20, 2014 at the age of 86. Mary was known as "Momo" by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary loved dancing and crocheting. She enjoyed being outdoors fishing....
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Angie Renee Hardy

August 13, 1981 - February 20, 2014

Angie was born on August 13, 1981 in Dallas, TX to parents Frank R. Giles and Paula D. Phillips Walker and entered into eternal rest on February 20, 2014 at the age of 32. Angie was known as "Rainbow Girl" by those who knew her best. Her children were her pride and joy. Angie enjoyed eating and spending time with her family. She loved playing the lotto and gardening. Angie enjoyed going hunting...
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Rickey Dale Woods, Sr.

October 4, 1957 - February 18, 2014

Rickey was known as "Stick" by those who knew him best. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan, loved painting and going fishing. Rickey was self employed for over 20 years as a plumber. He was Baptist by faith. Rickey was known as a very caring and loving man, who will be missed by all who knew him. Rickey was preceded in death by parents, brothers; Bobby Woods, Jerry Woods, James Woods and Dewey Woods,...
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Leon Jackson Ashton

October 22, 1934 - February 17, 2014

Mr. Ashton was born on October 22, 1934 in Eustace, TX, to Lawrence J. and Fayrene Ashton and died February 17, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mrs. Celia Ashton. His children Connie Gregory and husband Gene of Duncanville, Diana Chenault and husband Gary of Forney, Donny Ashton and wife...
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Louise Catherine Lewis

December 15, 1921 - February 14, 2014

Louise was born on December 15, 1921 in Alabama to parents Henry and Emma Duke and entered into eternal rest on February 14, 2014 at the age of 92. Louise attended Barfield High School. She was a homemaker and loved to bake sweets. Louise love to sew and would hand sew quilts. She would embroider pillow cases and bible covers. Louise loved doing crafts, fishing and cooking. She was a part of a...
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Fire & Rescue Officer Scott Tanksley

November 1, 1973 - February 10, 2014

Scott was born on November 1, 1973 in Dallas, TX to parents Robert Wayne and Juanita Gayle (Farley) Tanksley and entered into the arms of Jesus on February 10, 2014 at the age of 40. Scott graduated from Kemp High School and he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles. He attended Mississippi State University and played baseball for the bulldogs, where he held many titles, one of which has...
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Helen Agnes Foshee

March 2, 1921 - February 9, 2014

Helen was born March 2, 1921 to Emil and Bertha Swennes of Onalaska, WI and entered into eternal rest on February 9, 2013 at the age of 92. Helen grew up on a dairy farm in Onalaska and later worked as a seamstress and beautician. After World War II ended and her fiancé came home from Germany they married in DeRidder, LA in 1945. They moved to LaCrosse, WI where both their sons were born....
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Charles R. Huckeba

July 27, 1934 - February 7, 2014

Charles was born on July 27, 1934 in Winnsbor, TX to parents Woodrow William and Evelyn (Roberts) Huckeba and entered into eternal rest on February 7, 2014 at the age of 79. Charles was known as "Grandpa" and "Gpa" by his grandchildren and as "Paw Paw" by his great-grandchildren. Charles enjoyed playing and singing country and gospel music. He liked dirt track racing and having fun with friends...
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Billy Joe "BJ" Meeks, Sr.

August 24, 1935 - February 7, 2014

BJ was born on August 24, 1935 in Mabank, TX to parents Archie Joe and Gleda Mae (Stephens) Meeks and entered into eternal rest on February 7, 2014 at the age of 78. BJ truly loved his family, as well as his store, "The Barn". "The Barn" was extremely important to BJ, he loved buying, selling and trading. He was very personable and would talk to anyone, anywhere. BJ enjoyed dancing and watching...
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Patsy Helen Bernhardt

June 22, 1931 - February 5, 2014


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Rosemary Rogers

May 15, 1947 - February 1, 2014

Rosemary was born May 15, 1947 in Rockford, Illinois to parents Joseph Edward and Rose Elizabeth (Crowe) Zoda and entered eternal rest on February 1, 2014 at the age of 66. Rosemary grew up in Geneva, Ill where she graduated from Mt. St. Mary's Catholic High School. She had a special love for her dogs and cats. Rosemary had a lot of friends that she had made on the computer. She loved to crochet...
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Doris N. Mann

March 31, 1929 - January 30, 2014

Doris was born on March 31, 1929 in Terrell, Texas to parents Henry and Effie (Evans) Sheats and went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2014 at the age of 84. Doris was known as "Mamaw" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her family dearly and held strong to her faith. Doris had many interest, some being arts & crafts, yard work and fishing. She enjoyed working crossword...
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Bertha Murdock

September 23, 1961 - January 26, 2014

Bertha was born on September 23, 1961 in Dallas, TX to parents Willford and Sybil (Payne) Carr and entered into eternal rest on January 26, 2014 at the age of 52. Bertha was a kind, loving person, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved helping people. Bertha loved cooking and baking, especially making beautiful wedding cakes. She attended Mabank High School and worked as an LVN...
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Donald Stephen Jaskolowski, Jr.

March 6, 1975 - January 22, 2014

Donald Stephen Jaskolowski Jr., was born on March 6, 1975 in Mount Holly, NJ to parents Donald and Barbara (Dubois) Jaskolowski Sr. and entered into eternal rest on January 22, 2014 at the age of 38. Donald was a good hearted, hardworking man. He loved his family and his wife dearly, who he met in 2007 and had been happily married for 4 years. He was a genuine jokester and loved playing around....
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Sharlene "Charlie" L. Stephens

December 12, 1974 - January 22, 2014

Sharlene "Charlie" L. Stephens was born December 12, 1974 in Dallas, TX to parents Rickey Joe Wall and Linda Darlene Robinson and entered into eternal rest on January 22, 2014 at the age of 39. Sharlene had a caring way about her; she would offer to assist those who deservingly needed it. Sharlene was the life of the party and would brighten any room with her beautiful smile. Her personality...
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Martha Elizabeth McClellan

August 7, 1925 - January 22, 2014

Martha Elizabeth McMillan McClellan born to Emitt Austin Sr. and Emma Elizabeth Burnett August 7, 1925 in Sevier County, Arkansas passed away on January 22, 2014. Survived by one sister: Valera Christine Ritchie of Dallas, Texas, five children and their spouses: Lawrence Austin McMillan and wife Sharon of Eustace, Texas, Norma Jean White of Eustace, Texas, Brenda Tarnow and husband Tip of...
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Timothy Wayne Hogan

May 15, 1961 - January 21, 2014

Timothy was known by family and friends as "Tim". He was married to the love of his life, Roegena, for 27 years. Tim never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He loved going deep sea fishing and playing golf, where he would let his wife drive the golf cart. Tim had a passion for deer hunting and enjoyed getting his stand ready for the deer season. He was an outdoorsman,...
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Kay Tucker

May 27, 1953 - January 21, 2014

Kay was born on May 27, 1953 to parents Isaac Wilson and Beatrice Goldie (Bridges) McKinney and entered into eternal rest on January 21, 2014 at the age of 60. Kay enjoyed doing crafts and painting pottery. She loved playing bingo and traveling to the casinos. Kay was very loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Kay was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mona Thomas. She is...
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Rita Elaine Armstrong

August 20, 1950 - January 19, 2014

Rita Elaine Armstrong, was born on August 20, 1950 in Dallas, Texas to parents Carl and Myrtle (Bell) Eldred and entered into eternal rest on January 19, 2014 at the age of 63. Rita attended Mesquite High School then later married her husband, James, of 45 loving years. She provided her husband special care and endless love. Her husband James loved her very much and considered her his life and...
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Jo LaDeanne Whitaker

January 28, 1927 - January 18, 2014

Jo LaDeanne Whitaker, devoted mother and grandmother, peacefully went into the loving arms of the Lord on January 18, 2014 at the blessed age of 86. A proud native of Kaufman County, Jo was born on January 28, 1927, to Grover Whitaker and Nellie Bartley Whitaker. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Arnell Thomas and husband Terry of Kaufman County; her 2 grandchildren; Tanya Roberts and...
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Dorothy Rae Davis

November 30, 1949 - January 16, 2014

Dorothy was born on November 30, 1949 in Spokane, Washington to parents Ernest Osborne and Zada (Gillespie) and passed away peacefully at her residence on January 16, 2014 at the age of 64. Dorothy was a very caring, loyal and loving woman. She was very witty and outspoken but also very good hearted. She enjoyed traveling and playing slot machines in Laughlin, NV and at Bossier City in Shreveport...
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James Walter Hicks, Jr.

July 15, 1951 - January 16, 2014

James W Hicks Jr passed away on January 16, 2014 at his home in Scurry, Texas. He was born in Dallas, Texas on July 15, 1951 to James W Hicks Sr and Margret Hicks. James was the oldest of 5 children. He married Sandra (Lublow) Hicks on March 8, 1975. They had two children. James enjoyed dirt track racing, and raced dirt cars for a number of years. He loved spending time with his grand kids. ...
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Thomas H. Lyon

October 5, 1938 - January 14, 2014


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Lucille Alice Phillips

September 2, 1917 - January 12, 2014

Mrs. Phillips was born Lucille Alice Snow on September 2, 1917 in Tioga, Texas to parents Ernest Edward Snow and Bertha Naomi (Fuson) Snow. She was reared in Tushka, Oklahoma graduating from Tushka High School in 1935. She and her future husband, Homer, were high school sweethearts who were married for 55 years. Lucille was a person of many talents: She was a supervisor with Fireman's Fund...
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Stanley "Muggsy" Kvapil, Jr.

March 3, 1936 - January 11, 2014

Stanley's family and friends call him "Muggsy", after the Pink Panther cartoon. Stanley had a special love for his Chihuahuas, "Margarita" and "Bandit". He enjoyed going to garage sales and flea markets, looking for that bargain. Stanley was a big football fan, not only watching it, but he coached football when he was a younger man. Stanley also loved to go fishing and camping. He would tear...
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Willford Ray Morris

March 8, 1931 - January 10, 2014


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Grace Marie Learned

July 31, 1929 - January 9, 2014

Grace Marie Learned returned home to our father in heaven on January 9, 2014 at the age of 84. Grace was born to Verlie and Della Hall on July 31, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Grace married Robert Learned on September 9, 1951 in El Monte, California. Together they had three children. Grace was a perfect homemaker and mother, planning and organizing her days with care and handling any situation...
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Charles Winston Robinson

October 2, 1934 - January 3, 2014


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Ellen Francis McMillian

June 4, 1922 - January 2, 2014


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Edward L. Anthony

January 21, 1933 - January 2, 2014

Edward was born on July 21, 1933 in Eustace, TX on the Anthony Home Place to parents Odis and Beatrice Margaret (Gatlin) Anthony and entered into eternal rest on January 2, 2014 at the age of 80. Edward served 12 years in The United States Army. During her service in the Army he was in the Korean War, he did 5 years active and 7 years in the reserves. He was Master Chief of the 156 Tank Batallion...
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Vivian Earlene Alphin

March 20, 1938 - January 1, 2014

Vivian was born on March 20, 1938 in Utopia, TX to parents Lloyd and Modine (Allen) Gazaway and entered eternal rest on January 1, 2014 at the age of 75. Vivian was known as "Earlene" to her family and friends. She was a people person, who was very witty, outspoken and very social. Earlene loved going hunting and fishing. She enjoyed the outdoors and has a passion for camping and spending time at...
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Geraldine Mills

December 14, 1937 - January 1, 2014

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to The Cedar Creek Library, 410 E. Cedar Creek Pkwy. Seven Points, Texas 75143, phone number is 903-432-4185 or www.cedarcreeklibrary.com
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Anita Buttram

October 22, 1946 - December 29, 2013

Anita June Tucker Buttram of Mabank, TX, died peacefully at the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, TX on Sunday, December 29 at 6:58 PM after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was born on October 22, 1946 in Denton, TX to John Wesley Tucker, Jr and Helen Josephine Watson Tucker. She graduated from RL Turner High School in Carrolton, TX and completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in...
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Charles Wayne Overton

September 19, 1946 - December 26, 2013


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Katherine F. Dollison

June 7, 1927 - December 24, 2013


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Jim E. Smith

May 18, 1950 - December 23, 2013

Jim was raised on a ranch and loved working cattle. As a younger man, Jim worked for sale barns and would say, "If I could be a $20 a day cowboy, I would." He graduated from San Angelo High School and Henderson County Junior College and attended Texas A&M. Jim later got into transportation, where he was a truck driver. He served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army. Jim was...
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Kenneth E. Speak, D.O.

April 14, 1926 - December 23, 2013

Dr. Kenneth E. Speak, D.O., 87, went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2013. He was born April 14, 1926 in Keokuk, Iowa to parents Orvil Orris and Hazel Blanche (Berry) Speak. He is survived by his children, Bruce Speak, Kathy Inmon, Kim Carty and her husband Russell Carty, all of Kerens, TX, Wendy Colburn and her husband Shane Colburn, of Midlothian, TX, his grandchildren; Cody Speak, of...
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Jackie Scoggins

May 11, 1939 - December 22, 2013


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Shirley Calder

September 12, 1946 - December 21, 2013

Shirley was born on September 12, 1946 in Fruitvale, TX to parents Aline (Hayes) and Elan Gore and entered into eternal rest on December 21, 2013 at the age of 67. Shirley was known as "Mamaw" by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her family and spending time with her boyfriend, Mike and best friends Billy and Becky Odom. Shirley enjoyed spending time on the lake fishing. She...
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Mildred Batchelor Harmison

March 25, 1936 - December 19, 2013


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James William Davidson

November 20, 1936 - December 14, 2013

James William Davidson Born: November 20, 1936 Death: December 14, 2013 in Tyler, TX He was in the US Marines for 4 years and Army for 4 years. He had honorable discharges. He worked as a Sheriff in Sedgewick County Wichita, KS and an aircraft worker for Vought Aircraft building B1 Bombers. He was a ham operator and loved his family and life. He liked to talk on ham radios, work in the yard...
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Clayton Lee Cary

December 19, 1989 - December 14, 2013

Clayton was born December 19, 1989, in Dallas, Texas, to David and Cris Cary and passed on December 14, 2013. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Thomas Green. He is survived by his parents; brother, Adam, great-grandfather, Bob Roach; Grandmothers Judy Green and Dottie Mikel; and Grandfather R.L. Cary. He graduated from Mabank High School in 2008. He was a member of the...
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Ritchie Arthur Lindsey

January 9, 1966 - December 14, 2013

Ritchie was born on January 9, 1966 in Oklahoma City, OK to parents Ronald L. Lindsey and Cleo Brewer Helsley and entered into eternal rest on December 14, 2013 at the age of 47. Ritchie was known for being very creative and did free hand drawing. He enjoyed fishing and building anything with wood. Ritchie could work on any type of vehicle. He worked in HVAC and Refrigeration for over 25 years....
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Tena Sharee McGee

December 24, 1956 - December 13, 2013


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Mildred Marie Killian

November 25, 1921 - December 10, 2013

Mildred Pelham Killian was born November 25, 1921 in Payne Springs, Texas. She was the daughter of Arthur and Jessie Smith Pelham. She married Hugh Layton Killian Sept. 21, 1940 in Mabank. She went to be with the Lord on December 10, 2013. Mildred started attending First Baptist Church of Mabank in the early 40s and was an active member for over 65 years where she taught Sunday School, VBS,...
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John Harold Brasher

March 25, 1959 - December 8, 2013

John Brasher, of Dallas, was born on March 25, 1959 in Dallas, to parents William Brasher and Judy (Jackson) and entered into eternal rest on December 8, 2013 at the age of 54. John enjoyed duck hunting and bass fishing. He loved trains and was passionate about photography and painting. He collected military and WW II memorabilia. He graduated from W.W. Samuel High School in 1978 and earned his...
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Mike Junell

August 4, 1951 - December 6, 2013


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Emery Wallace Tuttle

August 29, 1920 - December 3, 2013

Emery Wallace Tuttle, 93, of Mabank, peacefully went home to be with our Lord on December 3, 2013. Emery was born August 29, 1920 in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin to Arthur Tuttle and Clara Boehler. He was raised in the small town of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and had childhood dreams of being a pilot. From 1940-1945 Emery was a respected 1st Lieutenant B25 bomber pilot for the United States Army Air Force...
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Karen Marie Dominy

January 28, 1980 - December 3, 2013

Karen was born on January 28, 1980 in Dallas, TX to parents Karen K. (Cherry) Wynn and Dennis Wynn and entered into eternal rest on December 3, 2013 at the age of 33. Karen, who was known as "Boo" by her family and friends, loved her family and friends and her faith. She enjoyed painting, writing poetry and was an avid reader. Karen loved helping people. She enjoyed fishing, hunting and being...
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George Melvin Bonner

June 8, 1935 - November 27, 2013

Funeral service s for George Melvin Bonner, 78, passed away November 27, 2013, in Athens, Texas. He was born on June 8, 1935, in Troup, Texas to William and Ethel (Calicutt) Bonner. Melvin grew up in Eustace, TX. He graduated from Eustace High School in 1953, after High School he attended Dallas Business School where he received a certificate in Business Management. He joined the US Army in...
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Richard Watson

September 25, 1932 - November 24, 2013

Richard was born on September 25, 1932, in Salina, KS to parents Pearl (Tickel) and Clarence W. Watson and entered eternal rest on November 24, 2013 at the age of 81. Richard was known as "Red" in his younger days. He had a strong love for his faith and family. Richard enjoyed cruising the world's seas, golfing and working on the house. He was an extremely intelligent, wise and good man. Richard...
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Mae Pearl McLauchlin Lacy

July 9, 1929 - November 24, 2013


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Gerald "Buddy" French

May 2, 1929 - November 24, 2013

Buddy was born on May 2, 1929 in Canton, TX to parents Gertrude (Flowers)and Elic E. French and entered into eternal rest on November 24, 2013 at the age of 84. Buddy was preceded in death by his wife Faye French in 1984, parents, twin girls, 3 sisters and twin brother. He is survived by his sister-in-law Kathleen Starr and husband Jimmy of Kemp, nieces; Stacy Bailey and husband Nathan of Kemp...
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Joal "Jo" Smith

May 17, 1957 - November 22, 2013

Jo was born on May 17, 1957 in Jersey City, NJ to parents Alice (Hallstein) and Joseph L. Quinn, Sr. and entered eternal rest on November 22, 2013 at the age of 56. Jo was also known as "Nana" by her grandchildren. She loved her faith and her family. Jo enjoyed sewing, working on crafts and reading. She had been in education for over 20 years and had received numerous awards in education. Jo had...
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Lysander "Sandy" Barnett

February 4, 1922 - November 22, 2013

Lysander "Sandy" Barnett was born February 4, 1922 in Montague County, Texas. He was the eighth child born to John James and Bessie Hardin Hord. Sandy died peacefully at his home in Kemp on Friday, November 22, 2013, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, his sweetheart, Gay McLauchlin Barnett of Kemp and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son,...
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Barbara Eubank

October 26, 1950 - November 21, 2013

Barbara was born on October 26, 1950, in Dallas, Texas, to parents the late Robert Henry (Bob) Eubank Sr. and Jean ( Jennings) Eubank entering into rest on November 21, 2013, at the age 63. B.J., as she was known to family and friends, graduated from Mabank High School where she was a member of The National Honor Society, a cheerleader, and was a competitive barrel racer in her youth for the...
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Joe Wayne Allen

August 16, 1926 - November 20, 2013

Mr. Allen died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. He was born August 16, 1926 in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Cecil Wayne and Birdie Allen. He moved to Dallas in 1956. He has been a resident in the Canton area since 1977. He worked for Tom's for 25 years. He is survived by his two daughters and two sons. Linda Smotherman, Wanda Braswell, James Allen and John...
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David Winston McLauchlin

September 8, 1953 - November 19, 2013

David was born on September 8, 1953 in Athens, TX to parents Mae Pearl (Dickerson) and Albert W. McLauchlin and entered into eternal rest on November 19, 2013 at the age of 60. David was preceded in death by his father Albert W. McLauchlin. He is survived by his son Stephen McLauchlin and wife Meagan of Athens, grandchildren; Bishop and Sutton McLauchlin of Athens, mother Mae Pearl Lacy and...
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William Edwin Mitchell

January 25, 1932 - November 17, 2013

William Edwin Mitchell was born on January 25, 1932. He passed away on November 17, 2013. He was 81 years old. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He had a wonderful marriage of 44 years. He is survived by his wife Faye Mitchell , 3 sons, 3 daughter-in-laws and 3 daughters and 2 son-in-laws, Nelda Funk of Crandall, TX, Robert Edwin and Lee Ann Mitchell of Mabank, TX Tina and Frank Jarrett of...
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Charles E. Hines

July 3, 1939 - November 15, 2013

Charles was born on July 3, 1939 in Kiowa, OK to parents Fern (Derryberry) and Edgar Hines and entered into eternal rest on November 15, 2013 at the age of 74. Charles was known as "Charlie" to those who knew him. Charlie loved his family and enjoyed teaching his kids to feed and raise chickens. He spent his time raising chickens and roosters. Charlie taught classes on how to fight chickens. He...
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Judy A. Roark

February 14, 1966 - November 14, 2013

Judy was born on February 14, 1966 in Dallas, TX to parents Reva (Featherston) and Bobby Rasco and joined her husband in Heaven on November 14, 2013 at the age of 47. Judy was lovingly called "Nanna" by her grandchildren. She dearly loved her family and was a giver of herself to others. Judy enjoyed watching her soaps. She graduated from Dallas Christian High School and worked in the insurance...
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Charles Ray Bailey

December 9, 1941 - November 13, 2013

Charles was a very loving man with a big heart. His family called his ornery. Charles was witty and mischievous. He enjoyed traveling, going camping and had a talent for "frog gigging". Charles loved to watch Pro Bull Riding and Hee Haw. He enjoyed listening to country music, especially George Jones. Charles attended Blair High School in Blair, OK and Elm Dell School in Baird, TX. He served in...
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Baylee & Raylee Reasor

November 8, 2013 - November 8, 2013

Baylee and Raylee Reasor took their place as angels in Heaven on November 8, 2013. They are loved by their parents; Tray and Shana (Hughes) Reasor of Eustace, big sister Nevaeh Reasor of Eustace, grandparents; Mike Reasor, Mendy and Tracy Fritcher, Howard and Cindy Hughes, great-grandparents; Albert and Karen Hoff, Len and Margie Reasor, Barbara Hughes, Vera Starr, great-great grandmother Betty...
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Homer Simpson Armstrong

December 1, 1931 - November 6, 2013


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