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Obituaries

Stephanie Crim
Services for Stephanie “Steffie” Stella Crim, 95, of Mabank, were held Dec. 28, 2011, at St. Jude Catholic Church, in Gun Barrel City, with Father Dan Daughtery officiating under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Mabank.
Crim was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Frankford, Ill., to Mary and Steve Skales and died Dec. 25, 2011, in Terrell.
She moved to Mabank from Tulsa, Okla. in 1993.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl C. Crim, brother Johnny Skales, grandson Randy Pherigo, sister-in-law Mary Jo Skales and niece Janet Mehm.
Survivors include daughters Anne Cason and husband Ken, Carole Sue Richardson; granddaughter Teresa Stribling and her husband, George; grandsons Jeffrey Pherigo, Richard Pherigo and his wife, Shirley, Harold Dean Johnson and his wife, Jenny; great-granddaughters Giulianna Pherigo, Rochelle Aron and Sherilyn Mae Tirados; great-grandsons Jeremy Johnson, and Kyle Pherigo; many other family and friends.

William Preston, Sr.
Services for William Cody (Bill) Preston, Sr., 60, of Cedar Creek Lake, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday (today), Jan. 5, 2012, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Preston was born April 11, 1951, to Neva (Hunter) and Cody Preston and died Dec. 29, 2011, in Dallas.
He spent his spare time and weekends at his cabin located in Deep East Texas and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved the time outdoors and traveled frequently to fish on the coast.
Preston trained dogs for companionship and hunting and had a great sense of humor and incredible wit.
He worked as a boiler technician and was the one others called upon “when it couldn’t be done.”
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ben Lee Preston; children Cody and April Preston; grandchildren William Cody Preston III, Tori Peaches Preston, and James Colt Preston; brother Forrest Preston; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Bonnie Smith
Services for Bonnie D. Smith, 88, Kemp, will be held at a later date under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Smith was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Dallas to Eva Mary and Milene Davis and died Dec. 28, 2011, in Mabank.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Herman, sisters Grace Powell and Gladys Fortune and brother Leon Davis.
Survivors include daughter Melanie Stroud; sister Dorothy Knox; brother George Davis; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made online at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Ronald Huckabee
Services for Ronald “Bro. Ron” Huckabee, 50, were held Jan. 1, 2011, at Lakeside Baptist Church officiated by Bros. Floyd Loven, Matt Loafman, Pat Morrell, and Brian Merchant under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Huckabee was born June 30, 1961, in Dallas, to Helen and Daniel Huckabee and died Dec. 29, 2011.
He was reared and attended school in Athens. He married his soul mate and love of his life Beverly Newell on July 31, 1981. They celebrated their 30th anniversary this year.
Huckabee was a minister since 1986 and served as youth and assistant pastor at Lakeside Baptist Church in Trinidad until 1995.
He then became the pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, Malakoff. He loved being pastor and served as pastor until after his accident in 2005, which left him paralyzed from the neck down.
In 2006, he began working for Marketplace Ministries, in Plano and became assistant pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, sister Elizabeth Fay Huckabee, grandparents and special friend Rebekah Jean Heath.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly; children Elizabeth Goode and husband Dane, Bubba Heath, Jerry and Jennifer Tucker; mother Helen Huckabee, father James Newell and mother-in-law Fayrene; grandchildren Drake Keith and Joslynn Grace Goode, Christian and Rebekah Tucker; brothers Lonnie and wife Rhonda Slocum, Dan Huckabee and wife Kathy, Aubry Huckabee and wife Dawn and Tim Huckabee; brother-in-law Dwayne Newell and wife Melissa; sister Rita Knight and husband Larry; sister-in-law Debi Evans and husband Bill; friends and caregivers Regeana Heath, Fay Newell, LaCrista Walker, John Kelly, Tammy Turner; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews.
Pallbearers were Bubba Heath, Dane Goode, Jerry Tucker, Dewitt Loven, Daniel Jarrett, Ray Crocker, Doug Loven and Zach Jarrett.
Memorials can be made to Marketplace Ministries or Joni and Friends at 2001 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, 75075, or Lakeside Baptist Church, in Trinidad.

Stella Parson-Terry
Services for Stella Beatrice Parson-Terry, 82, of Malakoff will be held at a later date.
She was born July 29, 1926, in Shamrock, to Francis and Amos Buster and died Dec. 29, 2011, in Athens.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dean William Terry. They were married in 1945.
Survivors include daughters Sharon Ann Flickinger, Eustace, Paula Rene Gunderson, Athens; son Bill William Terry of Tuscon, Ariz.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

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