Obituaries

     
    Jean Nichols
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 Garrison
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 her side. 
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 great-great-grandchildren. 
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.

Willie Bradford
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 sisters.
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 missed.
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 support.

William White
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 Murchison.
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 other relatives.