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  Jerry Dunn
Memorial services for Jerry Wayne Dunn, 71, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at the Purtis Creek Baptist Church in Eustace with Jimmy McFarland officiating.
Dunn was born Feb. 21, 1939, in Dallas and died Jan. 30, 2010, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by a sister Leila Lamon, and parents Leotha and Ernest Lee Dunn Sr.
He was a truck driver and carpenter. He had a rare form of cancer and willed his body to science in hopes of helping someone else. He was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife Helen Marie Dunn, Gun Barrel City; sons Joseph Ernest Dunn, Gun Barrel City; and Clifton Dunn and wife Carol, Gun Barrel City; daughters Betty Norman and husband Mike, Odessa; Wilma Cantwell and husband R.J., Gun Barrel City; brother Lee Dunn, Royce City; sister Betty Collins, Royce City; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one due this month; numerous nieces and nephews.

Glynn Blankenship
Services for Glynn L. “Blackie” Blankenship, 87, Seven Points, were held Jan. 29, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Mike Ferguson officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery in Henderson County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Blankenship was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Seymour and died Jan. 25, 2010, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his wife Louise Blankenship, parents Claudia and James Blankenship and two brothers.
He had resided in Seven Points for 30 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club and was Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his sons Charles D. Blankenship, Cap City; Jerry Lynn Blankenship and wife Patty, Bonham; and Larry Glynn Blankenship and wife Caroline, Irving; daughters Barbara Jean Weir and husband Gordon, Rifle, Colo.; Nancy Gilley and husband Jerry, Gun Barrel City; and Elizabeth Ann Williams and husband Max, Tennessee; brothers Jimmy R. Blankenship and wife Wanda, Gainsville; and Billy Ray Blankenship, Haskell; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Andria Holbert, Melanie Davis, Kathy Stallings, Laura McCollugh, Lisa Rogers, Amy Dowell, Lila Berry and nurses of Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice.

Ernest Hetherington
A memorial service for Ernest A. Hetherington, 81, Tool, was held Jan. 29, 2010, at the Tomlinson Funeral Chapel in Seven Points with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating.
Hetherington was born Jan. 6, 1929, and died Jan. 27, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his son Steven Hetherington.
He was a retired research physicist from Mobil Research Development where he worked for 29 years.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of staff sergent.
He held an honors associate degree in electronics from OSU and a bachelor of science in physics from UT Arlington.
He was a Real Estate broker, home builder, developer of Bandera Bay and Heather Woods Subdivisions at Cedar Creek Lake.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years La Wanda Hetherington; daughter and son-in-law Leisa and Reggie Bowles; daughter-in-law Marita Hetherington; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake and the Library of Cedar Creek Lake at Seven Points.

Mary A. Gray
A memorial service for Mary A. Gray, 49, Kemp, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gray was born Jan. 1, 1961, in Battle Creek, Mich. and died Jan. 20, 2010, in Irving.
She was preceded in death by her sister Cheryl Kay Gary Carter.
Survivors include her husband Ron Unruh, Tool; son Ronnie Unruh and wife Holly, Dallas; sisters Linda Alexander, Kemp; and Crystal Irene Gray Short, Glen Heights; brothers Jerry and Terry Hunter, Ernie Myers and Mike Miller and wife Marianne, Kemp; aunts Sharon Criffield and Edith Gray; stepmother Mary Heimzelman; friends Kay and Steve Vanwinkle, Gun Barrel City; and Pam and David Morris, Cedar Creek Lake.

Ernestine Ford
Services for Ernestine Levaughn Hughes Baugh Ford, 86, Eustace, were held Jan. 30, 2010, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel.
Ford was born May 15, 1923, in Glenwood, Ark., to the late Bertha Hammonds and Albert Hughes and died Jan. 27, 2010, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Billy Duke Ford, grandson Billy Ray Ford, husbands Joseph Duke Ford and John M. Baugh and three brothers.
She was a precious mother who loved God and lived her life for her children.
Survivors include her daughters Claircie Peeler and husband Thomas, Sparta, Ga.; Donna Harper and husband Robert, Mabank; Lee Ella Rainwater and husband Jack Baker, Malakoff; Mary Pruitt and husband Johnny, Canton; and Glenna Ashton, Eustace; sons Charles Ford and wife Karen, Log Cabin; Richard Ford and wife Linda, Log Cabin; Jimmy Ford and wife Donna Jo, Log Cabin; Joseph Duke Ford Jr., Eustace; and Kenneth Ford, Kemp; brothers Walter Lee Hughes, Kemp; Virgil Henderson and wife, Crockett; Tracey Henderson and wife, Crockett; and Albert Henderson and wife, Kemp; sisters Katherine Houston, Kemp; and Reba Smiley, Kaufman; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.


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