John Dwelly Gee was born Nov. 27, 1927, in San Antonio to Mildred Odessa Hunt and Jesse Gee and died Jan. 10 2008, in Dallas.
He served on the Enchanted Oaks city council and was a member of the Aley Methodist Church.
He was a charter member of the Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake.
He is survived by one daughter, two sons and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Gee graduated from Pascal High School in Fort Worth, served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego.
He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in electrical engineering.
He retired after 35 years with Southwestern Bell in Dallas and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club of Cedar Creek Lake.
He was a Hamm radio operator for more than 45 years and belonged to the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio club, serving as president and various positions on the board.
He was a retired member of the Cedar Creek Lake Coast Guard Auxiliary.
While living in Dallas, he was a member of the White Rock Kiwanis Club, serving as president. As part of the Kiwanis, he became interested in amateur theater and was in “South Pacific,” “Destry Rides Again,” and “Li’l Abner.”
After moving to Cedar Creek Lake, he joined the Athens Little Theater and starred in “Best Little Whore House in Texas,” “Trip to Bountiful,” “Twelve Angry Men,” “Laura,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and “The Sunshine Boys,” to name a few.
He had a beautiful singing voice in many of these roles.
He loved to travel and was a member of the Elite Travelers RV Club.
He was a Mason. He loved to build and fly model airplanes. He volunteered for the Chamber of Commerce by being a Black Jack dealer several years for Monte Carlo night.
He will be greatly missed by his friends and his beloved dog Domino.
Services for Alexis Resendiz Jimenez, infant, Athens, were held under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Burial was in Panteon El Mineral De Pozos, San Luis De La Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Jimenez was born and died Jan. 9, 2008, in East Texas Medical Center in Athens.
Survivors include her parents Norma and Manuel Leal Jimenez; grandparents Alberto Jimenez Llamas, Maria Del Carmen Jimenez, Marcelino Resendiz and Dolores Lopez; great-grandparents Francisco Jimenez, Altagracia Llamas, Jesus Lopez and Rosa Orduna; and great-great-grandparent Genoveva Salazar.
Services for B.N. “Buster” Hall, 78, Mabank, were held Jan. 18, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating.
Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Hall was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Henderson County to the late Thelma Williford and Burton William Hall and died Jan. 16, 2008, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Carl Lee Hall.
He was part owner and operator of the Mabank Nursing Home.
He married Wynelle Southerland Aug. 10, 1951.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mabank where he served on many committees.
He was mayor of Mabank from 1979 until 1983. He was also a city councilman and member of the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department from 1956 to 1976.
He was an avid sports fan and voice of the Mabank Panther Football Team for 38 years.
He loved the Mabank Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and TVCC Cardinals.
He served on the board of directors of the Oaklawn Cemetery and was a member of the Cedar Creek Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his wife Wynelle Hall, Mabank; son Larry Hall, Mabank; daughters Patricia Adams and husband Johnny Adams, Mabank; and Sandra Penny and her fiancé Donny Mixon, Mabank; grandchildren, Tyson Adams and wife Chrissy, Mabank; Kevin Penny and wife Misty, Mabank; Alana Penny, Mabank; and Shelly Hall, Lubbock; great-grandchildren Brooke Penny, Jacob Penny and Blayne Adams; and sister Vivian Teague, Rattan, Okla..`
Pallbearers were Glenn Hyde, Gary Flowers, Richard Craft, Don Foster, Don Greenhaw and Ross Hamilton.
Honorary pallbearers were R.W. Wier, David King, J.C. Crow, Cozell McAfee, Bennie Hyde, Chuck Gregory, Doc Hamilton, Joe Greenhaw and all the former football players of Mabank High School.