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Obituaries

 Benjamin Weitzman
Services for Benjamin Weitzman, 86, were held Jan. 6, 2011, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Weitzman was born June 17, 1924, in Dallas to Thelma Pearl Green and Harry Weitzman and died Dec. 31, 2010, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Pearl Hafter Weitzman.
Survivors include children Larry Weitzman, Howard Weitzman and wife Sheryl, Kathy Nicholson and husband Weldon; daughter-in-law Martha Weitzman; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.

Elizabeth Paschall
Services for Elizabeth Paschall, 83, of Mabank, were held Jan. 11, 2011, with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating. Interment followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Paschall was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Mabank to Dover Pleasant and Marcus Lee Gregory and died Jan. 8, 2011.
She was a charter member of Central Baptist Church. She joined the First United Methodist Church of Mabank in the early 1950s and was an active member for more than 50 years. She served as chairman of the administrative board, choir director, president of the United Methodist Women, trustee, Sunday school teacher, and a member of numerous other committees.
Paschall also was a charter member of the Mabank Garden Club and a member of the Halcyon Club for many years. She was a member and served as treasurer of the Friends of the Tri-County Library and was involved with the Salvation Army. When she served at the Salvation Army, she enjoyed purchasing Christmas gifts for needy families.
She was also a member of Mabank Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years, serving as Worthy Matron twice and secretary for 25 years.
Paschall worked at Security State Bank, Flanagan Chevrolet and the U.S. Postal Service. She was postmaster in Mabank until she retired.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Cranfill Paschall; and brothers Chuck Gregory and Homer Gregory.
Survivors include daughters Nancy McDonald and husband Wayne, Mabank; Janice Sutton and husband Paul, Mabank; grandchildren Mindy Sutton Lund and husband John, Austin; Jeff Sutton and wife Karli, Mabank; Matt McDonald and Mark McDonald, Mabank; sister Stella McAfee and husband Cozell, Mabank; brothers Jack Gregory and wife Linda, Sherman; Joe Gregory and wife June, Mabank; sister-in-law Kay Gregory, Red Oak; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Gwendolyn Tribble
Services for Gwendolyn Jean Tribble, 55, Mabank, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Tribble was born Jan. 17, 1956, in Houston to Mebla Dean Cook and Carl Edward McRoy and died Jan. 23, 2011, in Mabank.
She worked at a doctors office.
She was preceded in death by her father; daughter Rachel Tribble; and brother Gary Lynn McRoy.
Survivors include husband Robert Tribble, Mabank; children Robert Ray Tribble Jr., Rebecca Smith and husband James; mother Melba Dean McRoy; sister Karen Parker and husband Michael; brother Danny McRoy; and granddaughter Rachel Smith.

Juanita Ashmore
Services for Juanita C. Ashmore, 85, were held Jan. 23, 2011, at the VFW Post 6796 in Dallas with Pastor Jack Bleese officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Ashmore was born April 20, 1925, and died Jan. 19, 2011.
She was a beloved mother and “Sittee.”
She was preceded in death by husband Joseph Ashmore, who was her one true love. The couple will be waltzing across Heaven together forevermore.
Survivors include daughters Linda Adcock and husband Ed, Sanger; Debbie Harrison and husband Jerry, Kemp; grandsons Bill and Desy Townsend, Aubrey; Joseph and Daria Harrison, Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren Brenda, Desy and Brianna Townsend, all of Aubrey; Nomi Harrison, Tucson, Ariz.; and many special friends.

Mildred Hosier
Arrangements for Mildred Yvonne Asher Hosier, 70, were under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Hosier was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Rhinebeck, N.Y., to Mildred Almira Shook and George Vincent Asher and died Jan. 19, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her parents and Beverly Talmadge.
Survivors include children Scott Hosier and wife Kelly; Melody Ann Stenson and husband Nick; grandchildren Scott Lee Hosier, Jr., Malory Ann Hosier, William Booth Juckett, Jr. and Heather Denise Hosier; brother Vincent Asher; sister Audrey; and a host of other family and friends.

Emma Chumley
Services for Emma Lloyd Baze Chumley, 78, were held Jan. 21, 2011, at First Assembly of God of Mabank with the Rev. Royce Barker officiating.
Chumley was born May 6, 1932, in Direct to Florence Compton and Bert Harrison Baze and died Jan. 18, 2011.
She grew up in the Paris area, but moved to Seagraves when she was a teenager. It was here that she met and married the love of her life, Hugh Maurice Chumley , in 1948. During the couple’s early married life, they followed the drilling rigs throughout West Texas and New Mexico.
Chumley graduated nursing school in Andrews, and obtained her LVN license in 1968. She worked at various hospitals throughout the area, including the Denver City Nursing Home, where she was the Director of Nursing in 1974-76.
She lived at the Pecan Grove apartments for 18 years and was loved by all. She loved her friends and neighbors like they were family. She appreciated everything they did for her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Curtis Baze; and sisters Oneata Hicks and Irene Bean.
Survivors include sister Ruth Hicks, Paris; brother Ira Baze, Seminole; son Gary Chumley and wife Kim, Gatesville; daughter Sharon Lee Webb and husband Sam, Mabank; grandchildren Jason Lee, Memphis, Tenn.; Keegan Webb and husband Shane, Gatesville; Zach Chumley and wife Shannon, Gatesville; Zane Chumley and wife Kayla, New Braunfels; great-grandchildren Camden and Callan Webb, Justin, Kayla and Shelby Lee; numerous nieces and nephews.

George Mixon
Services for George E. Mixon, 70, Mabank, were held Jan. 22, 2011, at Central Baptist Church in Mabank with Bro. Hensley officiating, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Mixon was born Oct. 14, 1940, in Mabank to Chesly and Clarence J. Mixon and died Jan. 20, 2011.
He resided in Mabank most of his life. He worked as an auto mechanic for 15 years, and also worked as an automobile insurance appraiser until he retired.
Mixon had been a member of Central Baptist Church in Mabank since the late 1960s.
His lifelong passion was drag racing, boating and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Margie Wood, Lois Dyess and Evelyn Mixon; and brothers X.L. Mixon, I.V. Mixon, Clarence Mixon Jr. and Olen Gene Mixon.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Mixon; daughters Sherrie Luman and husband James, Mabank; Martha DeRusha and husband Darrell, Rice; granddaughter Kimberly Mixon, Mabank; and great-granddaughter Payten Cowles. He is also survived by step-daughters Vicki Trammell, Sherrie Mills and Neta Hendrickson; step-sons Slade, Bodie and Cody Mills; all from Louisiana; 21 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; siblings A.J. Mixon and wife Dottie, Mabank; Lillie Gage, Mabank; Rheba Blanks and husband Troy, Irving; and many nieces and nephews.

Donald Vincent
Arrangements for Donald Ray Vincent, 77, were under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Vincent was born May 10, 1933, in Lake Charles, La., to Veda Forman and Alee Vincent and died Jan. 19, 2011.
Survivors include wife Sonja Haney Vincent; children Duane Vincent and wife Krista, Howard Vincent, Kristina Reynolds and husband Dale; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

James Faircloth
Services for James Clifford “Jimmy” Faircloth, 77, Payne Springs, were held on Jan. 25, 2011, at Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs. Interment followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Faircloth was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Harnett County, N. C., to Georgie Grantham and David Faircloth and died Jan. 22, 2011, in Malakoff.
He was fondly known as “Jimmy.” He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing dominoes and volunteering with the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Faircloth proudly served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a past-master of Masonic Lodge 1422.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father James H. Faircloth; and sisters Shelvy Bell and Martha Faircloth.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Faircloth, Malakoff; daughters Pamela Hardin and husband Rick, Maypearl; Robin Cecil and husband John, Red Oak; Kelly Harris, Garland; brothers Bobby Faircloth and wife Linda, Virginia; Gene Faircloth and wife Martha Sue, North Carolina; Joe Faircloth and wife Georgie, North Carolina; Doug Faircloth and wife Gloria, Virginia; Ronnie Faircloth and wife Donna, South Carolina; sisters Judy Hiliard and husband Johnny, North Carolina; and Kathy Faircloth, South Carolina; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other many family and friends.
Pallbearers were Don Overly, Larry Bryant, Billy Jack Davis, Billy Robinett, Arnold Nalls and Donald Maples. Honorary pallbearers were John Moore, Guy Smedley and Adrian Shaw.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans at www.pva.org.

Jimmy Stockstill
Arrangements for Jimmy Lee Stockstill, 65, were under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
He was born Sept. 26, 1945, in Charleston, Miss., to Frances Rochelle and Jack Eugene Stockstill and died on Jan. 16, 2011.
Left to cherish his memory are his family and many friends.

Gerald Gilley
Arrangements for Gerald Robert “Jerry” Gilley, 63, were under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Gilley was born April 4, 1947, in Sherman to Oleta Chapman and Cecil Gilley and died Jan. 23, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Nancy Ann Gilley; Alex Gilley, Lisa Gilley, David Sprowls and companion Dea, Leslie Gilley, Robin Vick and husband Jared, Gerald “Jerry” Gilley Jr. and wife Crystal; brother Steve Gilley; sisters Cecelia Royko and Jeannie Browder; 17 grandchildren; two great-granchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.

 

 

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