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  Cheryl Hinds
Services for Cheryl Elaine Hinds, Kemp, were held Feb. 10, 2008, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp. Burial was in Kemp Cemetery.
Hinds was born March 12, 1960, in Dallas to Barbara and Glenn Rankin and died Feb. 8, 2008, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Swaim and mother-in-law Barbara Hinds.
Hinds was a real estate appraiser and worked for the Wilbow Corporation in Dallas.
Survivors include her husband Richard Hinds, Kemp; son Matthew Hinds, Kemp; daughter Holly Hinds, Kemp; father Glenn Rankin, Terrell; brother and sister-in-law Mike and Sharron Rankin, Kemp; sister and brother-in-law Debra and Jerry Thompson, Kemp; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Cliff Jr. and Pam Hinds, Kemp; nieces Kimberly Minzenmayer and Haylee Hinds, Kemp; nephews Jeremy Thompson, Kemp, Mikie Rankin and Parker Rankin, Kemp; great-niece Gracie Thompson, Kemp; great-nephew Jared Minzenmayer, Kemp; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were Dale Greenlee, Gregg Frazier, Mikie Rankin, Parker Rankin, Jeremy Thompson and Lance Williams.

Velma Moseley
Services for Velma O’Dell Moseley, 75, Lone Oak, were held Feb. 13, 2008, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Marshall Bishop officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry.
Moseley was born May 24, 1932, in Belton to Florence Johnson and Johnny Bishop and died Feb. 10, 2008, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Johnny Foster, second husband Weldon Boots Moseley, brothers Jack, Richard and Johnny Bishop.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her children Shirley Arther, Lone Oak; Ray Askew, Lone Oak; Gary Don Foster and wife Sherry, Holly Lake Ranch; Johnny Foster and wife Mary, Lone Oak; and Sandra Belcher and husband Obie, Lone Oak; grandchildren Josh Allen, Jessica Foster-Jones, Danial Blake Derrington, Chia Foster, Dwayne Foster, Russell Foster, Christopher Foster, Justin Derrington and Jamie Foster; two great-grandchildren; sisters Thelma Malone, Mesquite; Zelma Allen, Crandall; and Dora Jones, Kaufman; brother William Don Bishop, Kaufman; and numerous other extended family and friends.

Lou Merriman
Services for Lou Merriman, 74, Mabank, were held Feb. 9, 2008, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Josh McDonald officiating. Burial was in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Merriman was born April 4, 1933, in Dallas and died Feb. 6, 2008, in Mabank.
He had resided in Mabank for the past 20 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was a bookkeeper and member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include sons Butch Merriman, Dallas; and Randy Merriman, Gun Barrel City; daughter Karen Chambers, Seagoville; brother Buddy Williams, Sunnyvale; sisters Jerry Ford, Mabank; and Charla Kennemore, Seagoville; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Orville Brower
Services for Orville Lee Brower, 70, were held Feb. 9, 2008, at the Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery in Mineola.
Brower was born Sept. 8, 1937, and died Feb. 6, 2008.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years Cindy Ann Brower; son Mike Brower and wife Beverly; daughter Cathy Dellinges and husband John; sister Norma Jean Gibson and husband Larry; grandsons Justin Lee Brower and Michael James Brower; granddaughters Courtney Alaine Wise, Rachael Candice Graham and Natalie Marie Graham; great-granddaughter Penny Wise; great-grandson Bryce Brower; stepsons John Graham and wife Melanie; Cary Graham and wife Connie; and Ben Graham; numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Eddie Sutton
Services for Eddie Noel Sutton, 81, Mabank, were held Feb. 12, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Mabank with the Revs. Brent Tucker and Frank Upchurch officiating. Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery in Malakoff under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Sutton was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Van Zandt County and died Feb. 9, 2008, in Kaufman. He was preceded in death by his parents Ada and Willie Doyle Sutton.
He was raised near Mabank and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank. He was owner and operator of Sutton’s Meat Market and retired in 1984, due to illness. He was a former member of the Lion’s Club and served on the Mabank ISD board of trustees. He was married June 22, 1951, in Dallas.
Survivors include his wife Allene Sutton, Mabank; sons Richard Noel Sutton, Mabank; and Steven Colonel Sutton and wife Kristi, Hearne; granddaughters Kandace Brooke Sutton, Commerce; and Lindsay Michelle Sutton, Kaufman; sisters-in-law Nelda Washam and husband Tubby, Kaufman; and Helen Chalk and husband Bill, Forney; brothers-in-law O.V. Cliver, Mabank; and James Fults, Mabank.
Pallbearers were Eddie Cliver, Kelly Nallie, Bobby Chalk, Ronnie Sutton, Jimmy Sutton, Paul Sutton and John Cliver.

James Zipperian
Services for James Zipperian, 81, Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 13, 2008, at St. Peter Lutheran Church with the Rev. Scott Schaller officiating.
Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Zipperian was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Peru, Ind., and passed away Feb. 9, 2008, in Athens.
Previously of Shelbyville, Ind., he had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1985 and was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church.
He was an accountant and retired from Highpoint Oil Company in 1984.
Survivors include his sons Ken Zipperian, Franklin, Tenn.; and Kevin Zipperian, Pinkney, Miss.; two grandchildren and sister Doris Conrad, Mabank.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 101 Luther Lane, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.