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  Carlton Echols
A memorial service for Carlton DeWayne Echols was held Jan. 17, 2009, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Kaufman.
Echols was born Nov. 13, 1939, and died Jan. 11, 2009.
Survivors include his wife Mary Joe Echols; sons Bill Echols and Jason Echols; daughter Trenna Hill and son-in-law James Hill, Dallas; daughter-in-law Melody Burkholder; brother Malcome Echols; grandchildren Tammy Hill, Lisa Cooper and Jim Bob Cooper, all of Dallas, Seth Echols, Dacoda Burkholder, Alexis Burkholder and Cody Featherston; great-grandchildren Chance Stewart and Derick Cooper.

Remona Irvin
A private memorial service for Remona Irvin, 64, Mabank, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Irvin was born Nov. 22, 1944, in Miron, Va., and died Jan. 12, 2009, in Mabank.
She was a homemaker and had resided in Mabank since 1981.
She was a very loving person to everyone.
Survivors include her husband Lee McGibboney, Mabank; sons Michael Irvin and wife Kelsey, California; and Roger Irvin and wife Latisha, Bedford Euless; stepson Odie McGibboney, Mabank; brother Ronnald Miller and Karen Cales, West Va.; sister Shelby Miller, North Carolina; mother Ruth Miller, Ridge Creek, Va.; grandchildren Gabreil and Christa Irvin; sisters-in-law Pam Meis and husband Chuck, Garland; Dortha Barnes and husband Richard, Big Sandy; and Sissie Mason and husband David; brother-in-law Rickey McGibboney, Athens; mother-in-law Sandie Dooley, Henderson; and aunt Pat Hash.

Harold Greenhaw
Services for Harold Lloyd Greenhaw, were held Jan. 16, 2009, in the Aley Family Worship Church with Brother James Martin officiating.
Interment was in King Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Greenhaw was born Sept. 13, 1933, in Henderson County to the late Lena Mae and John Edward Greenhaw and died Jan. 12, 2009, in Henderson County.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Wanda Joyce Greenhaw.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Masonic Lodge.
He served for 30 years as a Dallas County Reserve Deputy Sheriff and retired from Mobil Oil Corporation after 42 years of service.
He was a member of the Aley Family Worship Church. He loved his family and his farm.
Survivors include his children Ed and Shannon Greenhaw, Debbye and Jack Sebastian and Steve and Rhonda Greenhaw, all of Kemp; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Donna Holder; and numerous family members and friends.

Mary Willingham
Services for Mary Willingham, 93, Athens, were held Jan. 16, 2009, at the Crossroads First Baptist church with Brother Frank Upchurch officiating.
Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Willingham was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Crossroads to the late Lucy Clementine Thornton and Robert Turlington and died Jan. 13, 2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bascom A. Willingham and daughter Debra Johnson.
She was a homemaker and member of the Crossroads First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter Wanda and husband Carl L. Tanner, Malakoff; sister Zula Knobelsdorf, Malakoff; grandchildren James D. Rogers, Crossroads; Jason Johnson, New Braunfels; Carol D. Tanner, Athens; and Justin Johnson, Lindale; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Justin Johnson, Jason Johnson, James Rogers, Carol D. Tanner, C.W. Horton and Jack Allen.

Santos Rocha
Services for Santos Rocha, 64, Malakoff, were held Jan. 15, 2009, at the Mankin Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Phil Mangun officiating.
Interment was Jan. 17, 2009, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Rocha was born Aug. 30, 1944, in San Jose De Aura, Coahuila, Mexico, to the late Pablo Rocha and Herminia Riso Rocha and died Jan. 12, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his father, son Flavio Rocha and brother Pablo Rocha Jr.
Survivors include his wife Juanita Rocha; mother Herminia Rios Rocha; daughters Estella Grisham, Malakoff; and Marisol Rocha and husband Denver Pitzer, Keller; brothers Rosalio Rocha, Eldorado; and Amulfo Rocha, San Angelo; sisters Marla Elena Sanchez, Floresville; Margarita Pimentel , Del Rio; Gloria Garcia, Miles; and Carmela Pimentel, Del Rio; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael Torres, Andrew Torres, Nicolas Torres, Pablo Rocha, Roger Beltran and Denver Pitzer.

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