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  Billy Smith
Services for Billy Wayne Smith, 72, Payne Springs, were held Jan. 18, 2010, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Smith was born Sept. 25, 1937, in Dallas and died Jan. 15, 2010, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nellie Irene and Ernest Smith and brother Dorman Smith.
Previously of Denton, he had resided in Mabank since 1983 and was Baptist by faith. He was the owner of Bill Smith Drywall Company.
Survivors include his wife Tina Smith, Mabank; sons Dennis Wayne Smith and wife Kerri, Denton; and Christopher Michael Smith and wife Georgia, Wylie; daughters Susan Williams and husband David, Madisonville; and Sherry Hummel and husband Don, Minot, S.D.; grandchildren Josh Hummel, Monica Haugen, Jordan Smith and McKenna Smith; great-grandchildren Carsten Haugen, Lauren Haugen, Tia Hummel, Parker Hummel and Cameron Hummel; and sister Rita Anderson, Grapevine.

Mary Adkisson
Services for Mary “Gracie” K. Adkisson, 81, Kemp, were held Jan. 15, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Tool with Bro. Ed Brennan officiating. Interment followed in the Eastlawn Memorial Park in Brownwood under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Adkisson was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Dallas County to Pauline and Robert Knight and died Jan. 13, 2010, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Alfred Odell Adkisson.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tool and the Business Women’s Association of Brownwood. She was retired from the City Tax Appraisal District of Brown City.
Survivors include her daughters Anette Pasley and husband Vernon, Wylie; Gwen Cox and husband Elton, Seven Points; grandchildren Francie Tyler, Leah Turner, Aaron Bogle, Caleb Bogle, Teresa Cox McCord and Michael Ray “Rusty” Cox; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Don Wallace
Services for Don Ray Wallace, 93, Scurry, were held Jan. 13, 2010, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Paradise Cemetery in Paradise.
Wallace was born in Oshatlata, Okla., to Ora Ethel Cisco and Frank Dale Wilson and died Jan. 9, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents, spouses Irma Elizabeth Smith and Mary Matilda Winekoff, infant daughter Connie JoAnn Wallace and siblings Genevive, Perry and Leo Wilson.
For many years he enjoyed trail riding. He was always ready to hook up his team “Katy Ozzie” to the covered wagon and take off, even if it was just for a few hours. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 13 years Mary Stanglin Wallace, Scurry; siblings Ruth V. Clark and Frankie Dale Wilson, Michigan; Arlene and Lyle Wallace, Tennessee; Carol Singer, Ohio; Ruth Ann and James, Michigan; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; stepchildren Pat and Al Richards, Paradise; Bob Richards, Michigan; Carolyn and Jimmy Stanglin, Terrell; Sharon and Bobby Stanglin, Scurry; Janie and Darrell Stanglin, Winnsboro; Edwina and Jack Batson, Scurry; many stepgrandchildren and step great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Gertie Alderman
Services for Gertie Elizabeth Alderman, 84, Garland, were held Jan. 18, 2010, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel with pastors Lee Carpenter and Jerry Zucha officiating. Interment followed in the Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Alderman was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Fairfield to Lela Rachel Anderson and Lee Abner Conner and died Jan. 15, 2010, in Garland.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband John Alderman, and sons Robert Earl and Wesley Lee Alderman.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tool and the Eastern Star. She retired as a land title abstractor.
Survivors include her daughter Linda Alderman Turner and husband Bob Alderman, Garland; son George Milton, Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

George ‘Lane’ Corley Jr.
George “Lane” Corley Jr. passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, in W. Monroe, La., at Glenwood Regional Medical Center with his two daughters and son-in-law at his side.
Lane was born June 6, 1930, in Dallas to George and Oleta Corley.
He married Jean Frances Brown Sept. 15, 1950, in Dallas.
He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for more than 40 years.
He and the love of his life, Jean, retired to Gun Barrel City in 1989, where they lived until their respective deaths.
They spent their retirement years traveling, fishing, playing golf, meeting with their Army buddies and enjoying their grandchildren.
They were active members of the Aley United Methodist Church in Seven Points.
Corley was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean and son-in-law Lane Bailey.
He is survived by daughters Vikki Lane (Greg) Herwald, Little Hocking, Ohio; and Beth Bailey, W. Monroe, La.; grandchildren Audra Lane (Kyle) Schlegel, Cincinnati, Ohio; Ashley Lane Millsap, Frisco; and Kyle Gregory Herwald, Vienna, W.Va.; and special sister-in-law Liz Pierce, Gun Barrel City.
Services are being handled by Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at the Aley United Methodist Church, 1215 W. Cedar Creek Parkway, Seven Points, TX 75143.
The family will have visitation from 11 a.m. to noon, with services following at noon.
Burial will follow at Restland in Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Aley United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association.

Glennis Matthews
Services for Glennis Leo “Glenn” Matthews, 50, were held Jan. 7, 2010, in the Moorhead Epps Memorial Chapel in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Raymond Neal officiating.
Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery.
Matthews was born Nov. 3, 1959, in Kaufman to Martha Frances Garrett and E.D. Matthews Sr. and died suddenly Jan. 4, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepfather Jack Westmoreland.
Survivors include his brothers Dennis Matthews and wife Debbie; E.D. Matthews Jr., James Westmoreland and wife Staci; sister Bobbie Kraklow and husband Jerry; aunt Fern McGibboney; numerous cousins, other family members and many friends.

James Brock
Graveside services for James Ray Brock, 57, Malakoff, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 21, 2010, (today) at the Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Brock died Jan. 18, 2010 in Tyler. He was the son of Sylvia Preston and Ray Brock.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son James Sanderson and brother Alvis Brock.
He was in construction. He loved cooking, driving and taking care of his wife, mother, dad and mother-in-law.
Survivors include his wife Martha Robertson Brock; sons James Ray Brock and wife Stacy, Lufkin; Blane Thomas Brock, Lufkin; Billy Huey, Cross Roads; Clifford Huey, Athens; and Kaylon Robinson, Cross Roads; daughters Sylvia Ann Short and husband Peter, Athens; and Shauna Davis, Chandler; sisters Geneva Conn and husband Phillip, Tool; and Brenda Bragg and husband Allen, Tool; brother Tom Brock and wife Donna, Tool; and 19 grandchildren.
 

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