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Nevel Able
Services for Nevel E. Able, 96, will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, (today) at First Baptist Church in Tool with Bro. Ed Brennan officiating. Interment will follow in Emerald Hills Park in Fort Worth under the direction of Eubanks Funeral Home.
He was born May 8, 1915, in Dublin, to Nettie and Lee Able.
Able retired from General Motors in Arlington, in 1978 and moved to a lake house with his wife of 63 years, Helen. Here, they opened a very successful ceramics shop and made many good friends.
Able was preceded in death by his wife, sister Inez, and twin brothers Ray and Roy.
Survivors include son Gary Able of Tool; daughter Gina Leck and husband Charles of Fort Worth; granddaughters Jami Murrey and her husband, David, of Midlothian, Jodi White of Burleson; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many friends from church.
Honorary pallbearers were Carl Vandalsem, Jim Scrimshire, Theril Montooth, Bob Butler, Tom Benton, Gary Don, Bill Jennings, Charles Tapley and Nat Raines.

John Collier
Services for John Morris Collier, 93, of Kemp, were held Jan. 28, 2012, at Anderson Clayton in Kemp with interment at Pyle Prairie Cemetery.
Collier was born Jan. 4, 1919, in Stubbs Community, to Bertha (Crow) and George Morris Collier and died Jan. 26, 2012.
Collier served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman during World War II. He was a “T” patch member and owned and operated his own farm his entire life.
He worked for the Texas Highway Department from which he retired. He was a Christian man and a member of First Baptist Church of Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sally Collier, brothers Herman Collier and George Bryan Collier.
Survivors include daughters Mary Gibson and her husband, Dale, of Waco, Susan Cohagan and her husband, James, of Belton and Betty Harkins of Kemp; grandchildren John Gibson, Candace Cohagan, Emily Cohagan, Matt Harkins and wife Sarah and Stacey Harkins; great-grandchildren Austin and Ashley Harkins; sister Nancy Holmes; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at

Marvine Horton
Services for Marvine Carroll Horton, 88, of Dallas, were held Jan. 31, 2012, at Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor George Weldon and Pastor Donny Morrison officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Mound Cemetery.
Horton was born March 8,1923, in Dallas, to Viana and John W. Carroll and died Jan. 27, 2012.
She married James E. Horton in 1942 and had 10 children and numerous grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son James R. Horton, daughter Martha J. Henson, brothers Ernest, Johnny, Alford and Warren Carroll, sisters Juanita Carroll and her husband of 66 years, James (Jimmy) Horton.
Survivors include her children, Marvin and Paula Horton of Kemp; Pat and Doug Bradley of Dallas, Nancy Pugh of Dallas, Jane and Michael Horton of Gun Barrel City, Barbara Pendergraft of Dallas, Raymond Horton of Dallas, Darla and David Horton of Seagoville and Jennie and Roy Horton of Seagoville; sister Eula Hudson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons Troy Horton, James Bradley, Darrell Horton, Michael Rogers, Johnny Holland, Jordan Gries and James Fleck.

Raymond Davis
Services for Raymond Henry Davis, 84, of Kemp, were held Jan. 30, 2012, at Laurel Land Memorial Park, in Dallas, under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Davis was born Oct. 14, 1927, and died in a Kaufman hospital Jan. 27, 2012.
He was raised around Dallas and then moved to Kemp in 1962. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
Davis owned and operated the Daltex Equipment Service Company in Dallas and was a member of the Pleasant Oaks Baptist Church in Dallas.
He married Patsy Lynn Mitchell April 26, 1946, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Survivors include sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives.

Dwain Colvin
Services for Dwain “Man” Stanley Colvin, 86, of Fort Worth, were held Jan. 28, 2012, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with burial following 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 and Nelda Hendrix; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Donna Hukill
Services for Donna Kimbrell Hukill, 44, of Lawton, Okla., were held Feb. 1, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with interment following at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hukill was born Jan. 9, 1968, in Dallas, to Thelma Lee (Dewitt) and Guy B. Kimbrell and died Jan. 26, 2012, in Lawton, Okla.
“Donna K,” as she was known to friends and family, was a fun loving woman who enjoyed going to the movies, listening to good music and working on computers.
She was a self sacrificing woman to others, very giving and loved life. She most enjoyed her job as a clerk for an insurance company and her children.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
Survivors include her son Tray Hukill of Longview; daughter Brandie Cottrell of Lawton, Okla.; her mother Thelma Lee Dozier of Phalba; brother Terry Kimbrell and his wife, Dawn, also of Phalba; two grandchildren; many other family members and many loving friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at

James Pullen
Services for James E. Pullen, 83, are set for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, (today) at noon at Restland Funeral Home in Richardson. Viewing will begin at 11 a.m. and end when services begin.
Pullen was born Dec. 17, 1928, and died Jan. 26, 2012, in Grand Prairie.
Pullen and his wife were long time residents of the Cedar Creek Lake area and vacationed with their children for many years before retiring to the area in 1989.
Pullen will receive military honors for his five years of service with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. His family remembers him as a loving son, husband, father, brother and friend with an honest opinion and a generous heart. He was resilient and innovative in the face of obstacles and believed in his Lord Jesus Christ.
Pullen was a member of Seven Points Church of Christ along with his long-time friend, John Amyx, who will offer the eulogy.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Francis Pullen; children, Sandra Jean Schelm and Charles Pullen; grandchildren Nikke, Allen and Jamie Jean Schelm and Sarah Dallas and Katie Michal Pullen; 4-month-old great-grandchild Hannah Elizabeth Schelm; sisters Evelyn Renfro and Louis Myers.


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