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Carl Walton Sr.
Services for Carl Edwin Walton Sr., 89, Kemp, were held Jan. 3, 2011, at Moorhead Epps Memorial Chapel in Gun Barrel City with Ken Maddox officiating. Interment followed at Kings Cemetery in Kemp.
Walton was born March 13, 1921, in Quasqueton, Iowa to Mary Imodell Reynolds and William Franklin Walton and died Dec. 30, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Edna Ruth Walton; infant son Kevin Lee Walton; sisters Pauline Lucille and Genevieve Marie; brother Kenneth Walton; son-in-law Jim Campbell; and grandson Adam Chase Howell.
Survivors include children Carl L. Walton, Jr. and wife Kathy; Carol F. Griffin and husband Mike; Cindy R. Campbell; Cathy Jo George and husband Joe; Ron Harris; Dawn Holmes, Martha J. Phillips and husband Gary; Pat Rollison; twelve grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Billy Neal
Services for Billy Neal, 67, Mabank, are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Faith Community Baptist Church in Mabank with Bro. Dale Norris to officiate.
Neal was born Dec. 29, 1943, to Catherine and Travis Neal and died Jan. 16, 2011.
He lived in Mabank for 29 years after moving from Irving. He worked as a truck and bus driver.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne Neal, Mabank; children Travis Neal, Billy J. Neal, Eva J. Walker and Lewis “Red” Neal, all of Mabank; mother Catherine Thompson, Mabank; siblings Richard Neal, Butch Lawson, Jimmy King, Donna Jackson and Linda Bagby; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lela Maxey
Services for Lela M. Maxey, 77, were held January 17, 2011, at A Sinner’s Hope Baptist Church in Payne Springs. Interment followed at Restland Memorial Park in Richardson, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Maxey was born April 5, 1933, in Mississippi and died Jan. 14, 2011, in Malakoff.
She was Baptist by faith and was a member of A Sinner’s Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed her church, as well as being involved in church activities.
Maxey was employed as a bookkeeper. She loved her family and her dog.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Gary Maxey; and brother Leonard Pritchard.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Bill; children Larry Maxey and wife Sandra, Rowlett; Naci Watkins and husband Billy, Sachse; Debbie Roberts and husband Steve, Wilmer; grandchildren Brian, Brandon, Jay, Cody, Wesley, Marci and Bobby, and seven great-grandchildren.

Betty Blines
Services for Betty Lou “Mogie” Blines, 83, were held Jan. 17, 2011, at Moorhead Epps Funeral Chapel in Gun Barrel City.
Blines was born June 25, 1927, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Elizabeth Wade and Charles Phillips and died Jan. 13, 2011, in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Valentine R. Blines; brothers Bud and Bill Phillips; and grandsons Tony and Scott.
Survivors include children Sharon Pinckard and husband Pat; Floyd Blines and wife Julie; Teena Shore and husband John; Mark Blines and wife Charlene; Betty Lovell and husband Rick; Kathy Stults and husband Bill; Denise Askew and husband Ray; sister Mary Ann Risk; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and a host of other family and many friends.

Helen Hardee
Services for Helen Blake Hardee, 84, Cedar Hill, were held Jan. 19, 2011, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at the D/FW National Cemetery.
Hardee was born Sept. 17, 1926, in Quinlan to Irene and George Blake and died Jan. 14, 2011.
A loving mother and grandmother, Hardee was known for her generosity. She enjoyed making bracelets for the residents and her caregivers at Crestview Court Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ford Hardee. The couple lived in Irving, Gun Barrel City and Duncancille during their 60 years of marriage. They worked side-by-side while remodeling houses for the Federal Housing Authority.
Survivors include children Mary Pulliam and husband Del, Cedar Hill; Randy Hardee and wife Kay, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Nikki Butcher, Lauri Kennedy, Shelina Sims and Randy Hardee; and nine great-grandchildren.



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