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Howard Duncan
Services for Howard Ray Duncan, 73, Gun Barrel City, were held Jan. 29, 2011 at the First United Pentecostal Church in Hillsboro.
Duncan was born May 1, 1937, in Hillsboro to Dovie Ossie Frasure and George Washington Duncan and died Jan. 19, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Duncan, Gun Barrel City; daughters Patricia Gann, Brenda Weedon and Gayle Dennis; sons Lloyd and Scott Duncan; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers Wendell and Kenneth Duncan; other family members and many friends.

B.W. Bolton
Services for B.W. Bolton, 89, Kemp, were held Feb. 2, 2011, at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Tommy Bolton officiating. Interment followed at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Bolton was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Texarkana, Ark., to Cora S. Hermon and Albert W. Bolton and died Jan. 29, 2011.
Bolton served in the U.S. Army with honor.
He married the love of his life, Geneva “Gene.” The couple had three children, twins Marsha and Barry; and Karen Jean.
Bolton was a truck driver for more than 40 years. He spent his leisure time reading and working in his garden. He was very proud of his roses.
His greatest treasure and joy was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Bolton never met a stranger and was loved by all those who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, “Gene,” daughter Karen Jean; and son Barry Wayne Bolton.
Survivors include daughter Marsha Fowler, Balch Springs; brother Eugene Bolton and wife Elizabeth, Tyler; granddaughter Christal Jacobs, Waxahachie; great-granchildren Cooper and Blaine Jacobs-Gray, Logan and Callie Gray, Ashlen and Rainey Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bolton’s name to Odyssey VistaCare Hospice Foundation 717 N. Harwood, Suite 1500, Dallas; or Scottish Rite Hospital of Dallas, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX. 75219.

Doris Young
Services for Doris Jean Young, 81, Payne Springs, were held Feb. 1, 2011 at the Eustace Church of Christ with Mr. Corey Flud officiating. Interment followed in Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Young was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Van Zandt County to Mary Irene Griggs and Clarence Benjamin Lewis and died Jan. 29, 2011, in Malakoff.
She was fondly known as “Grandma” or “Doris Jean.” She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Young was a graduate of Henderson County Junior College with a LVN degree. She graduated third in her class from nursing school. She enjoyed being a nurse.
She was a member of the Eustace Church of Christ and sent greeting cards to the church members.
Young also enjoyed many other interests including crochet, embroidery and flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond Baker and Paul Young; parents; brother Hollis Clarence Lewis; and great-grandchild Afton Bragg.
Survivors include son Mason Smith and wife Jean, Eustace; daughters Paula Clark, Eustace; Lisa Flud and husband Lloyd, Payne Springs; grandchildren Shannon, Manda, Erin, Corey, Cadace, Jimmy and Kevin; great-grandchildren Madison, Taylor, Noah, Jordan, Jonah, Evan, Rylann, Cage, Shellie, Brittney, Rickey, Laura and Mariah; other family members and many loving friends.

Irley Meek
Services for Irley Lee Meek, 88, were held Jan. 27, 2011 at the Mabank Church of Christ. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Meek was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Quahana to Mae Tennie and J.T. Meek and died Jan. 25, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a devoted husband, a brave soldier and a loving dad and grandfather.
Meek was a big jokester and April Fool’s Day was his favorite holiday. He loved the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed golf and hunting.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He proudly served at Normandy, Omaha Beach, and The Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
Meek regularly attended the Mabank Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Faye Meek; daughter Virginia Faye Engel; brother J.T. Meek; and sisters Attbe and Cleo.
Survivors include daughter Patti Lee Leonard and husband Jess, Mabank; grandchildren Rick Engel, Tammy Carter, Debbie Mertens, Shelby Adams and Jess Lee Leonard; 10 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brothers Harley Meek, Plainview; Wayne Meek and wife Eva Fay, Weatherford; sister Rosa McDowell; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Jeff Lee Leonard, Doug Adams, Danny Meek, Jim Gammon, Dennis Thomas and Cecil Saucedo.

James Lumpkin
Services for James Julius Lumpkin Jr., 83, Malakoff, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Faith Community Baptist Church with Bro. Dale Norris and Bro. Don Duvall officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Lumpkin was born March 15, 1927, in Blooming Grove to Zadie Adline Brown and James Julius Lumpkin and died Jan. 28, 2011, in Athens.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-68. He also worked for the City of Austin.
Lumpkin was a member of the Faith Community Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Toshiko Lumpkin, Malakoff; sons James J. Lumpkin III and wife Ellen, Roanoke; Edward L. Lumpkin, Wills Point; daughter Tama A. Bankhead and husband James, Garland; sister-in-laws Helen McLendon and Rosie Nakamura; brother-in-law Carl Arimoto; cousins Carr Pritchett Jr. and Fred W. Griffin; eight grandchildren; friends Jim Gough, Dan Woitena, Bill Shilton and Chester Mahelona.

William Brooks
Services for William Frederick Brooks, 75, Mabank, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 (today), at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff with the Rev. Jim Shafer officiating.
Brooks was born June 25, 1935, to Carrie and J.W. Lynch and died Jan. 29, 2011, in Athens.
Brooks was employed by Berry Lumber Company in Malakoff.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jackie Brooks.
Survivors include daughters Janice Sparks, Vickie Mayo, Misty Anderson and Blossom Prevette; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Katherine Whittle
Services for Katherine Rose Whittle, 87, Mesquite, were held Jan. 31, 2011, at the Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Mesquite.
Interment followed in Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.
Whittle was born March 4, 1923, in Neches to Gertrude Benge and Albert Green and died Jan. 27, 2011, in Dallas.
She was married to Travis Alton Whittle in 1945, and he preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1963. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother Otis Green; and sisters Helen Hunt, Estelle Hardy, Lorene Wood and Oneda Underwood.
She was Baptist in faith.
Survivors include son Travis Lynn Whittle and wife Cindie, Kaufman; daughters Jerry Ann Whittle, Mesquite; Susan Kay Thomas and husband Donnie, Eustace; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Bobby Sue Jones, Mesquite; Evelyn Kiser, Mesquite; brother Billy Jack Green and wife Shirley, Denison; numerous nieces and nephews; other friends and relatives.

Gary Hale
Arrangments for Gary Wayne Hale, 51, were under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Hale was born July 12, 1951, in Dallas to Evelyn Hodge and Thurman Eugene Hale and died Jan. 18, 2011, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his father, and daughters Gayla Hale and Mandy Haas.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Diane Hale; children Ronny Hale, Brandey Weagley and husband Dwayne, Jennifer Hale, Heather Hale, Amy Vandervlies and husband Mark, Misty Allen and husband Joey, Justin Shoulders and wife Amber; mother Evelyn Hale; brothers Richard Hale and Ricky Hale; sister Debbie Whitlock; 19 grandchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.



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