Many of you will know by the time
you receive this email that our friend, Jean Nichols, passed away
early this morning.
Jean exemplified the spirit of our unified chamber of commerce,
always with remarkable grace and good humor. For those of you that
don't know, she was among a small committee of community leaders
that worked diligently to see The Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area
Chamber of Commerce become a reality more than 6 years ago. She
continued to be a strong voice and tireless volunteer for the
chamber of commerce, even while fighting the courageous and
dignified battle for her life. She will be sorely missed.
Services for Jean will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2007 at
First United Methodist Church of Mabank, 501 S. Third St.
The Lawndale Building Open House and ribbon cuttings that were
scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, have been postponed and you’ll be
notified of the new date. The ribbon cutting for Seasons Restaurant
has been rescheduled for January 30 at 1:15.
Jo Ann & Dorene
Bette June Yvette Cassidy Watkins Garrison, 83, was called to her final
resting place Dec. 22, 2006. She died with her husband Roy and three
loving children, Judy Howard, June Hallman and John Earl Watkins III by
Garrison was born Oct. 20, 1923, in Dallas, to Charles “Daddy Rowe” and
May “Baba” Cassidy.
She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1941, and lived in
Dallas until the early 1960’s when she moved to a small ranch near
Eustace, where she resided for almost 40 years. She lived in Ashdown,
Ark. for five years.
Survivors include her husband Roy Garrison, her three children, nine
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four
She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children,
Capt. John Earl Watkins, Jr. U.S.A.F.; her sisters Yvonne and Yvette;
and her granddaughter Mishel Lynn Jones.
A graveside memorial service and interment will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at the Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace.
Arrangements are through Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Services for Willie Elizabeth Bradford will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday,
Jan. 20, 2007, at Roselawn Memorial Chapel in Seagoville. Interment will
follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Bradford was born July 18, 1919, in Farmersville to William and Lizzie
Karr and died Jan. 16, 2007, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her
husband John Dooley “Brad” Bradford, parents and many brothers and
She was a faithful and devoted member of the Calvary Baptist Church in
Kemp where she taught Sunday school.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly
Survivors include her children Beth Gray and husband Joe, Combine; Jimmy
Bradford and wife Judy, Kemp; Janice Tyner and husband Rob, Athens; and
Lawanda Walsh and husband James, Crandall; grandchildren Shane Carter,
Bryan Carter, Brad Carter, Angie Parker, Julie Walsh, Jim Walsh and
Robyn Dixon; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Annette Bunning; and
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of South Place Nursing Home in
Athens and the staff of Lighted Pathways for their wonderful care and
Services for William Kevin White, 50, Murchison, will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday Jan. 20, 2007, in Allen Cemetery in Murchison with Jim Boyle
officiating under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home in
White was born Dec. 8, 1956, in Tupelo, Miss. and died Jan. 18, 2007 in
Murchison. She was preceded in death by her mother Joyce White, sister
Doris Smith and brother Mylie White.
She was a cook.
Survivors include her father, William C. White, Athens; brothers Chris
White, Longview; Steve White and wife Tabitha, Athens; sister Laurie
Turner and husband Lee, Murchison; two nieces, one nephew and a host of