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  Lonnie Byers
Services for Lonnie Earl Byers, 76, Eustace, were held Feb. 7, 2008, at the Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace with the Rev. Cary Ponder and Jack Houghton officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Byers was born July 26, 1931, in the Whitehall Community to Mattie and James Byers and died Feb. 4, 2008, in Eustace.
He was employed in maintenance and lived most of his life in Payne Springs, moving to the Cottonwood Community in 1978.
He attended Payne Springs and Eustace schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eustace.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years Kay Byers, Eustace; sons Lonnie Eugene Byers and wife Judy, Streetman; and Phil W. Rogers and wife Debbie, Whitehouse; daughters Lori A. Houghton and husband Jack, Olathe, Kan.; Toni K. Rogers, Turner, Okla.; and Nelda Woodruff and husband David, Elmo; brothers Jim Byers, Mesquite; and Vernon Byers, Athens; sisters Patsy Ashton, Shirley Works, Edie Featherston, Claudia Westmoreland, Laverne Harper, Bonnie Wilson and Hazel Weaver; sisters-in-law Louise Byers, Gay Ike LaRue; grandchildren Kasie and Larry Pickens, Kristin Byers, Alicia Griffith, Mason Houghton, Heath Houghton and Cassie Rogers; and one great-grandchild Ashlyn Pickens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moorehead-Melton Cemetery or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

A.C. Cartlidge
Services for A.C. Cartridge, 81, Trinidad, formerly of Malakoff, were held Feb. 7, 2008, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with the Rev. Eddie Wayne Airheart officiating. Burial was in Trinidad Cemetery.
Cartlidge was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Malakoff to the late Euna Mae Gray and John A. Cartlidge and died Feb. 5, 2008, in an Athens hospital. He was preceded in death by a son Billy Clarence Cartlidge Aug. 7, 1958.
He lived most of his life in Henderson County. He was a former resident of Dallas where he owned and operated Lancaster Electronics. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Bessie H. Airheart Cartlidge, Trinidad; sons Bobby Cartlidge, Lancaster; and Benny Cartlidge, Coppell; daughter Brenda Lilley, Quinlan; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Margaret Hallmark
Services for Margaret Annis Hallmark, 92, Canton, were held Feb. 8, 2008, at the Eubank Chapel in Canton with the Rev. Don Childress officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Hallmark was born Dec. 29, 1915, in Kaufman County to Johnnie Rebecca Tutle and Edgar Glenn Sneed and died Feb. 4, 2008, in Canton. She was preceded in death by her husband George Joshua Hallmark in 1986, sisters Esteen Brunson and Johnnie Mae Flatt, brothers Albert Hale Sneed and Walter Sneed.
She grew up in Kaufman County and lived in Oklahoma and the Dallas/Fort Worth area before moving to Canton in 1973. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton and enjoyed making pottery. She loved her nieces and nephews as though she were their grandmother.
Survivors include her nieces Bettye Sparrow, Gun Barrel City; Carley Kannady, Gun Barrel City; Bonnie Calder, Pinehurst; Judy Fincher, Canton; and Anita Golden, Athens; nephew Eddie Sneed, Lindale; great-nephews Mark Fincher, Arlington; Matthew Fincher, Wills Point; Dennis Hughes and Raymond Sparrow, both of Gun Barrel City; John Hughes, Garland; and Joshua Sneed, Edgewood; great-nieces Sheridan Henley, Pearland; Diane Moreno, Dallas; Joyce LaMoine and Brenda Pottee, both of Crockett; Sherri Durbin, Lake Elisonore, Calif.; Rennae Spriggs, Dallas; Haley and Mackenzie Fincher, Wills Point; and Beverly Carroll, Houston; stepniece Carol Owens, Mesquite; and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Mark Fincher, Joshua Sneed, Matthew Fincher, Eddie Sneed, Marcus Fincher and Dennis Hughes.