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Mary Lancaster
Services for Mary Ellen Lancaster, 85, of Mabank, were held Jan. 16, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home. Burial followed at Payne Springs Cemetery.
Lancaster was born Dec. 14, 1926, to Ethelyn Jewel and David Samuel Coley and died peacefully Jan. 14, 2012, at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Waxahachie.
She was one of six children and married Jack Lancaster Dec. 11, 1946, in Dallas.
She was a resident of Mabank for 29 years and a member of Harbor Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Debra Lois Lancaster, and sisters Edna Gilbert, Johnnie Mae Gilbert, and step-father John Means.
Survivors include her husband; children Gerald Lancaster and wife Sandra of Waxahachie, Jo Wilson and husband Trip of Mountain Home, Ark., David Lancaster and wife Kim of Crowley, and Dede Lancaster of Payne Springs; brother Tommy Coley; sisters Bertha Amason, Jenny Miles and Ethel Amason.
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Isaac Conway
Services for Isaac Franklin Conway, Sr., were held Jan. 21, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Kemp. Burial followed at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kemp.
Conway was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Clarksville, and died Jan. 19, 2012.
He married Ella Jean Igo of DeKalb, June 7, 1942.
He was a World War II veteran and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy while serving in the South Pacific from 1944 to 1946.
Conway served as deacon in DeKalb and First Baptist Church of Lochwood, in Dallas, for more than 40 years.
After residing in the East Texas area, he moved his family to Dallas in 1962. He was a barber and owner of the A&A Barber Shop for more than 20 years.
For the last six years of his life, he resided with his family in the Becker Community of Kemp.
Survivors include his wife, three children, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Tina Louise Courtney
Tina Louise Courtney, 42 of Bonham, born on Aug. 20, 1969, in Oklahoma City died Jan. 20, 2012.
Her parents Pat Herman and Richard Bowers preceded her in death..
She is survived by her sons, Dustin Courtney and Jeffery Courtney, both of Mabank; brothers Rodney Bowers and wife Debbie of Bonham and Darrell Williams and wife Nancy, of Tulsa, Okla.
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Hoise Carl Harris Jr.
Funeral services for Hoise Carl Harris Jr., 85, were held Jan. 26, 2012 in the Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Woods officiating. A burial with military honors followed at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Harris was born March 11, 1926, in Lorenzo, to Evie Vick and Hoise Carl Harris Sr. and died Jan. 21, 2012, in Tyler.
He is a World War II United States Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack, sister Sylvia, daughter Lisa Zumwalt and granddaughter Kelly Burke.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Harris; daughters Carla Lake, Kim Harris, Deb Harris and Darlene Dominguez and husband Pete, grandchildren Tracy Hailey and husband Stephen, Amanda Dominquez, Joseph Burke, Lindsey, Megan, Rachel, Cassandra “Cassie” Dakota, three great grandchildren, numerous other family members and many friends.
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Emil Earl Renberg
Services for Emil E. “Doc” Renberg, 92, of Kemp were held at First Baptist Church in Mabank on Jan. 22, 2012, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek, with Rev. Brent Tucker officiating.
Renberg was born June 14, 1919, in Little Rock, Ark. to Beatrice Johnson and A.B. Hickman and died Jan. 20, 2012.
Doc graduated from Baylor School of Dentistry in Dallas and served as a dentist in Mabank and Pleasant Grove from 1952-1995. He was a member of American Dental Association, the Optimist Club, Texas Dental Association, the National Food Association and the Cedar Creek Country Club. He also attended MIT and SMU.
Doc loved to play golf, garden, watching football and all kinds of sports. He was Baptist by faith and attended First Baptist Church of Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Kathy Alford.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Renberg, of Kemp, son Rodney Renberg and wife Lynna of Payne Springs, daughter Larena R. Goodman and her husband James of Dallas, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, other family members and many friends.
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Dwain Colvin
Services for Dwain “Man” Stanley Colvin, 86, of Fort Worth, were held in King Cemetery in Seven Points with Ned Mullins and Harold Colvin officiating.
Colvin was born May 6, 1925, in Aley, to Jodie Greenhaw and Warren Colvin and died Jan. 22, 2012.
He was one of 12 siblings and married Betty Jo Mullins on Feb. 23, 1947. They had three children.
Colvin served in the Army, 6th Infantry Division, Company C, 6th Engineering “C” Battalion from Sept. 1, 1943, to Jan. 29, 1946.
His battles and campaigns included New Guinea, Luzon, Philippines, earning an Army Good Conduct with gold star, Asiatic Pacific Theater with two gold stars and bronze arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Philippine Liberation with gold star.
He was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth for 52 years and retired from Bell Helicopter Textron after 30 years.
Colvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching westerns, football and baseball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Les, Ansel and Fred; sisters Billie Jo, Rachel, Polly and Helen (Bid).
Survivors include children Thomas Stanley, Regina Mae Timko and husband Steve, Teresa Kay White and husband Ronnie; brothers Harold and Richard Colvin and sisters Gail Brown adn Nelda Hendrix; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Joyce Gage
Services for Joyce Nell Gage, 73, were held Jan. 19, 2012, at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wallace Cox officiating. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery in Oakland.
Gage was born March 28, 1938, in Commerce, to Viola and Edward Hukill and died Jan. 16, 2012, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Johnny Simpson, James Hukill and Billy Hukill.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Lawson E. “L.E.” Gage Jr., of Kemp; sons Everett Gage and wife Shirley of Kemp, Michael Gage of Scurry, Johnny Gage of Allen, Kenneth Gage of Irving; two grandsons; six granddaughters; six great-grandsons; five great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; sister Shirley Zimmerman and husband Terry of Amarillo; numerous other family members and many friends.

Thomas Goodwin
Services for Thomas E. Goodwin, 94, of Austin, were held Jan. 21, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Pastor Rod Minor and Reverend Mike Adalian officiating.
Goodwin was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Myrtle Springs to Myrtle Estelle Murrey and William Dennis Goodwin and died Jan. 18, 2012, in Round Rock.
Goodwin served in the U.S. Army Air Corps., and received many awards including a World War II Victory Medal, good conduct medal and American Theater Campaign Medal.
After his service, Goodwin worked for 33 years at Dallas Airmotive and Chance Vaught.
He retired in 1984 and was a resident of the Cedar Creek Lake area for 22 years where he created many happy memories with his family.
He was a faithful servant at Legendary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Louise Lamb and brothers Glen and Bill Goodwin.
Survivors include his wife Helen Goodwin, of Austin; daughter Marilyn Goodwin Lewis and her husband, Jim, of Fort Worth; son Michael Goodwin and his wife, Karen, of Austin; grandchildren Kristin Hawkins, Katie Stanley and husband Joel, Jamie Goodwin, Melissa Langdon and husband John; great-grandchildren Amy Hawkins, Lindy Langdon, Aiden Langdon, Zoe Langdon; sister Jean Steele; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
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Floyd Brown
Memorial services for Floyd W. Brown, of Eustace, were held at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, Jan. 23, 2012.
Brown was born Oct. 31, 1931, to Bessie and Willie Brown and died Jan. 19, 2012.
Floyd was a Christian man, a member of the Teamsters Local 745 and retired from Roadway Express.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margie Brown, son Larry Brown and sister Christine Harville.
Survivors include daughter Brenda Fulton and her husband, Rob, of Athens; son Jerry Brown; grandchildren Carrie Quigg and Brian Chase; great-grandchildren Mandie, Morgan, Malorie, Mayce and Taylor; great-great-grandchild Paige; brothers Willie Brown of Combine and Merle Brown of Rockwall; sister Phyllis Sheppard of Bedford.
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Pamela Smallwood
Services for Pamela Joy Smallwood, 68, of Gun Barrel City, were held Jan. 24, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Chapel in Mabank.
Smallwood was born May 2, 1943, in Ayer, Mass., to Hazel Fortier and Romaine Brown and died Jan. 21, 2012, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orvalle Smallwood, and granddaughter Barbara Maxwell Reed.
Survivors include daughters Becky Cravey and her husband, Fritz, of Gun Barrel City, Pamela Struble of Gun Barrel City and Paula Silva and her husband, Fred, of San Antonio; son Jimmie Clayton and his wife, Jessica; grandchildren Meghan R. Silva, Jourdan R. Silva Jimmie Clayton III, Chloe Clayton, Benjamin Cravey, Daniel Cravey and Steven Reed and his wife, Melissa; great-grandchild Nicholas Reed; sisters Hazel Jones and her husband, Grady, Charmin Thomas and her husband, Wallace and Diane Keith and her husband, Jack; other relatives and friends.
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Kathy Howell
Services for Kathy Lynn Howell, 57, of Payne Springs, was set for 1 p.m. Sunday Jan. 29, 2012, at the American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City.
Howell was born Aug. 10, 1954, in Dallas County, to Virginia E. Oakley and Nelson Smith and died in Gun Barrel City, Jan. 19, 2012.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 310 and a Christian. She enjoyed fishing and making jewelry.
She is preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon, of Payne Springs; son Nathan of College Station; daughter Tiffany of Cheyenne, Wyo.; several grandchildren and many friends.
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Joseph Cashin
Services for Lt. Cmdr. Joseph William Cashin, Jr., 75, of Mabank, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie. Internment will follow with full military honors at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, in Dallas.
Cashin was born Dec. 3, 1936, in West Babylon, N.Y., to Georgia and Joseph William Cashin and died peacefully Jan. 16, 2012, surrounded by family and friends.
Cashin enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1954, to pursue his lifelong love of the water.
After achieving the rank of AT-1, he completed Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 1962.
His career included flying Air Cap Barrier patrols in a “Willy Victor” squadron, as well as duty on the USS Oklahoma City, the USS Implicit, USS Illusive and the USS Fox.
He also served his country proudly for three tours in Vietnam.
Upon retirement as a Lieutenant Commander, Cashin had a successful career as a software engineer in the private sector.
He was also a volunteer for the ETMC hospital board in Athens, the restoration of Willy Victor planes, and the development of the Henderson County emergency management plan.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Cashin McKinney and her husband Greg, of McKinney; son Patrick K. Cashin and his wife, Janet S. Cashin, of Pearland; grandchildren Erin Clift, of Pearland, Chelsea Porath of Dallas and Megan Lish of Dallas; Brandon McKinney of Mesquite and Nathan A. Cashin (GM-3 USN); great-grandchildren, Emily, Kyla, Sammy, Daniella, and Elijah of Pearland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross.

Ali Dickson
Services for Ali Jewel Dickson, 58, of Canton, will be held at a later date.
Dickson was born Nov. 5, 1953, in Dallas, to Hester O. and J.B. Wooley Dickson and died Jan. 17, 2012.
She loved cats, gardening and watching “her” Dallas Cowboys. She was a nursing graduate from Texas Women’s University and worked as a R.N. for 15 years as well as volunteering with the Visiting Nurses Association.
Dickson was also a Captain in the Air Force in the 1980s.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her sister, Rhonda Wooley Utley, and her husband, Edward, of Tool; brothers Bobby Wooley and his wife, Kim, of San Antonio and Kenneth Wooley and his wife, Emily, of Houston; many other family and friends.
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