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Betty Westbrook
Services for Betty Frances “Maw-Maw” Westbrook, 65, of Mabank, were held Feb. 2, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bob Sapp officiating.
Westbrook was born Sept. 5, 1946, in Dallas, to Vesta Frances (Long) and Robert T. Collins and died Jan. 31, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her father and son Thomas Westbrook.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Edward Westbrook, of Mabank; sons Mark Westbrook of Mesquite and Darrin Westbrook of Mabank; daughter Kelley Sullins and her husband, Mark, of Mesquite; grandchildren Hollie, Mark, Bobby, Kelsey, Dalton, Ashley, Marcus and Jacob; great-grandchild Jaydon; sister Donna Benedict of Farmers Branch; mother Vesta Collins of Farmers Branch; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
The family would like to especially thank the Bridgeway Hospice Center, Heather, Raylynn, Angie and Kerry Ann for all their help and support.
A personal tribute may be made online at

Henry Tompkins
Graveside services for Henry W. Tompkins, III, 66, of Athens, were held Jan. 30, 2012, at the Kerens Cemetery pavilion with Greg Olsen officiating under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Tompkins was born Feb. 20, 1945, in Murchison to Gracie Marie Saxon and Henry Worth Tompkins, Jr., and died Jan. 29, 2012, in Tyler.
He was reared in Grapeland, where he graduated from Grapeland High School and then attended Henderson County Junior College.
Tompkins began his career at Nipak, in Trinidad, then later worked for Jim Malone Oil Field Service. For the last 20-plus years, he was employed at Ensearch (now XTO Energy) as an inspector. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Alissa Anton.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Terri Cossey Tompkins, of Athens; sons Bryan Tompkins, of Mabank, Chase Tompkins, of Tyler; daughter Gina Tompkins Anton and her husband Paul, of Athens; brother Phil Tompkins and his wife, Martha, Pearland; sister Becky Jackson and her husband Jimmy, of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren Justin and Chloe Anton and Tanner and Taylor Tompkins.
Pallbearers were Chase Tompkins, Tanner Tompkins, Paul Anton, Justin Anton, Alex Hammac, Jerry Lansdale, Bryan Tompkins and Stan Braden.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Texas Oncology, 910 E. Houston St., Tyler, TX 75701 or Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701-6623.

Emil Renberg
Services for Emil E. “Doc” Renberg, 92, of Kemp, were held Jan. 22, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek, with Reverend Brent Tucker presiding.
Renberg was born June 14, 1919, in Little Rock, Ark., to Beatrice Johnson and A.B. Hickman and died Jan. 20, 2012.
He graduated from Baylor School of Dentistry in Dallas and was a dentist in Mabank and Pleasant Grove from 1952-1995.
He was a member of American Dental Association, the Optimist Club, Texas Dental Association, the National Food Association and the Cedar Creek Country Club.
Renberg attended MIT and SMU. He loved to play golf, garden, watch football and sports. He was Baptist by faith and attended First Baptist Church of Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Kathy Alford.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Renberg, of Kemp; son Rodney Renberg and his wife, Lynna, of Payne Springs; daughter Larena R. Goodman and her husband, James, of Dallas; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; other family members and many friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at


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