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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Mixon had been a member of Central Baptist Church in Mabank since the late
His lifelong passion was drag racing, boating and spending time with his
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.