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January 16, 2011

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C. P. ‘Bud’ Ackles
Services for Clarence Philip “Bud” Ackles II, 94, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 30, 2010, at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Mattox officiating. Interment followed at Mount Olive Cemetery in Scurry.
Ackles was born April 14, 1916, in Louisville, Neb., to Sylvia Suiter and Clarence R. Ackles and died Dec. 27, 2010, in Malakoff.
He was reared in Louisville and entered the U.S. Navy when he was 17 years old. Ackles served in World War II and completed a total of nine years active duty, with another 11 years as a Navy reservist.
After the war, Ackles moved to Dallas and worked for National Life Insurance. In 1954, he began working for the U.S. Postal Service.
He moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area in 1967 and retired in 1974. He moved to Scurry in 1995.
“Bud” was a founding member of the Beacon Church of Christ and a member of the Masonic Lodge both in Gun Barrel City.
Ackles married Margie Naomi Jeffcoat in 1921. She preceded him in death May 12, 2001. They were married for 63 years. Also preceding him was his daughter, Sylvia Marlar, May 14, 2007.
Survivors include daughter Diane Marie Ackles, Gun Barrel City; son-in-law Dwayne Marlar, Scurry; grandchildren Phillip Marlar and wife Teresa: and Tina Marlar, also of Scurry; great-grandchildren Taylor and Tanner Marlar; and other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Taylor Marlar, Tanner Marlar, William Nixon, Johnny Gordon, Leonard Eason and Robert Moulden.

Ronnie Woodard
Services for Ronnie Lynn Woodard, 49, Gun Barrel City, were held Jan. 14, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Chaplain Denny Burris officiating. Interment followed in Goshen Cemetery in Eustace, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Woodard was born Jan. 26, 1961, in Waxahachie to Docklyn Shaw and Harold Woodard and died Jan. 11, 2011.
His friends knew him as “Big Red.” He enjoyed hunting, gun collecting and cooking. He also loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with kids. He coached Little League.
Woodard graduated from Waxahachie High School and enjoyed a career at Triumph Group, Inc. He was a member of the Farley Street Baptist Church in Waxahachie.
He was preceded in death by granddaughters Macey Jean and Jacey Aline.
Survivors include his wife, Robin Woodard; sons Charles and Jacob Woodard; daughter Lindsey Stegall; grandchildren Cooper Fulton and Corbin Allen Stegall; and parents, all of Gun Barrel City; brother Ricky Woodard, Waxahachie; other family members and many loving friends.
Pallbearers were Carl Browning, Carl Patrick, Homer Rodriguez, Stacey Boyett, Joey Lindaman and Colby McBride.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.



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