Services for Linda Pearl Helm, 53, Dallas, were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 9, 2011, at the
American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City.
Helm was born March 26, 1957, in Jacksonville, Fla, to Gloria and Henry Lee Croft and died
Dec. 20, 2010.
Helm graduated from UT Tyler with a bachelors degree in May, 2010. She was also the
former president of the American Legion Ladies Auxilliary - Post 310.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Larry Helm; sister Ruth Ann Judd; and
brothers Billy and Mike Croft.
Survivors include daughters Kathie Walker, Stephanie Baker, and Candace Helm; son-in-law
Ronnie Baker; grandchildren Michael, Dylan, and Rachael Baker; brother Lee Croft; niece
Angela Anderson; great nieces Erica and Julie Zachary; and great nephew Chris Zachary.
Services for Margie Fae Davis, 81, Mabank, were held Jan. 4, 2011, at the Clearview Bible
Church in Canton, with the Revs. Steve Glosup and Charles E. Davis officiating. Burial
followed in Cedar Creek Memorial Park, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of
Davis was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Kaufman County to Clyde Kate Freeman and Ray Roberts and
died Jan. 1, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
Davis married her husband Billy Davis on May 13, 1943. The couple drove the preacher to
town and he married them in the 1932 Ford Coupe that they were driving. They just
celebrated their 67th anniversary this past year.
She spent her years being a loving wife and mother. She was a sweet, Godly woman, who
loved her family dearly. Davis was a member of Saving Grace Ministries and has called the
Cedar Creek Lake area home since 1982.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Shirley Grant; son Alvin Davis; one
grandson; and brothers Earl Ray, Kenneth and Gerald Roberts.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Davis, Mabank; sons Don E. Davis and wife Rosie,
Flower Mound; and Charles E. Davis and wife Lisa, Mabank; daughters Judy K. Davis and
Delores J. Patton and husband Lester, both of Mabank; brother Donald Roberts and wife
Katie, Whitney; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; several
Services for baby Laila Marie Bodine, 4 months old, Payne Springs, were held Jan. 6, 2011,
at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank. Services and interment are under the direction of
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Bodine was born Aug. 10, 2010, in Ft. Irwin, Calif., to Stacey Denise VanDyke Bodine and
Phillip Andrew Dirk and died Jan. 1, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include her parents; brother Alixander Bodine; and twin sister Ameilia Bodine.
Services for Leslie James Savage, 92, Carrollton, were held Jan. 4, 2011, in the chapel of
DeBerry Funeral Directors. Burial followed at Little Elm Cemetery.
Savage was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Arkadelphia, Ark. to Lyda Mae Coryea and T.B. Savage and
died Dec. 31, 2010.
He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII and retired from building maintenance with
Savage was a member of Kiwanis Club, Toastmasters, Friends of the Library at Cedar Creek
Lake and a member of Mabank United Methodist Church.
Savage married Anna Bernice Landers on Feb. 16, 1942. She preceded him in death Jan. 4,
1991, after 49 years of marriage. He married Jane Moore Cloyd Aug. 14, 1991, who has three
loving children Carol, Stanley, Barbara Moore and Hal Cloyd.
He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife Anna Landers; sister Betty Hilyard; and
brother Thomas Savage.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Savage, Carrollton; daughter Judith Savage Hutson, Little
Elm; son Leslie James Savage, Jr., Loveland, Ohio; five grandchildren Robert Hutson, Carol
Merka, Tommy Hutson, Ben Savage and Rebecca Schnur; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services for Hazel Bernice Doll Calvert, 91, Mabank, were held Jan. 5, 2011,
at the Mabank United Methodist Church.
Calvert was born Oct. 11, 1919, to Ella Bernice Williams and Homer Welton Hamilton and
died Jan. 2, 2011.
Calvert grew up in Pine Forest and then resided in Dallas until her move to Mabank, 19
She was active in the Mabank United Methodist Church, Triple L, YAK Club, UMW and the
Bereavement Support Group.
Calvert was known around town as The Bread Lady because she would bring loaves
of her delicious homemade bread for almost any occasion.
Family and close friends would call her Doll, which was appropriate to her
quiet demeanor and her great capacity for unconditional love and laughter.Everyone she
encountered would swear that they were her favorite because she had a unique
ability to make everyone feel special.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Cecil Calvert, and son-in-law Reuben
Survivors include her son, Welton R. Calvert and wife Ann, Mabank; daughters Martha Mae
Everitt Davis and husband Bill, Mesquite; and Juanita Sue Kearley and husband Bob, Dallas;
grandchildren Craig Everett and wife Donnell, Todd Calvert and wife Hannah, Angela
Kearley, Cary Everitt, Bret Calvert and Scott Kearley; great-grandchildren Hannah
Everitt, Tyler Everitt and Cooper Calvert; her long time friend Mary Jo Browning; many
nieces, nephews and friends.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Helping Hands fund at the
Mabank United Methodist Church.
Services for Arlin Lee Parks, 87, Mabank, were held Jan. 6, 2011, at Anderson Clayton
Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Burial followed at Melissa Cemetery in Melissa.
Parks was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Blue Ridge to Hazel Luster and Roy Parks and died on
Jan. 3, 2011, in Mabank.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Parks served during WWII in
the Navy Sea Bees. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Gladys Parks; and his second wife
Survivors include daughter Katerina Arriaga and husband Daniel, Richardson; granddaughters
Kami Alexander and husband Jim, Sherman; Kristi Gardner and husband Chad, McKinney; great
grandchildren Macy, Abby, and Logan Alexander, all of Sherman; Presley and Preston
Services for Marian Denton, 91, Grapevine, were held Jan. 8, 2011, at Center Cemetery in
Smith County, under the direction of Browns Memorial Funeral Home in Irving.
Denton was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Dallas and died Jan. 5, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Reagan Denton.
Survivors include daughters Martha McNutt, Grapevine; Lynda Lane, Brentwood, Tenn.;
Janette Fuller, Euless; and Marie Neal, Irving; sister Lynn Hesley, Dallas; seven
grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.