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Gladys Phillips
Services were pending at presstime for Gladys Ann Phillips, 88, of Tool.
She was born April 3, 1922, to Clara and William J. Groh in Chicago, Ill., and died Feb. 17, 2011, in Athens.
She was employed by the U.S. Navy during World War II, where she met and married her husband of 65 years, Aden Jay Phillips.
She later worked for the city of Irving and as a legal secretary in Irving until retiring to Cedar Creek Lake.
She served as the church secretary for the Cedar Creek United Methodist Church in Tool for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin brother, William J. Groh, and her sister, Ottilie Eckoff.
Survivors include her husband, A.J. “Red” Phillips, daughters Sheryl Phillips of Wills Point and Pam Phillips of Rockwall; grandchildren Jennifer Mullin of Forney, Adam and Jennifer Bell of West Tawakoni and Kasey and Lauren Keeling of Pembroke, Ky.; great-grandchildren Sydney and Chloe Mullin and Bailey Keeling.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cedar Creek United Methodist Church.

Louis Agoff Sr.
Services for Louis Agoff, Sr., 82, Payne Springs, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Harbor Point Baptist Church, 12059 St. Hwy. 198, in Mabank.
Agoff was born April 10, 1928, in Lafitte, La., to Clotidle and Arthur Agoff and died Feb. 11, 2011.
He was a Korean War Veteran and a member of the American Legion.
He resided in Lafitte, La., until he moved to the lake area 20 years ago.
Agoff retired from Louisiana Land and Exploration Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lillian Fish Agoff and brothers and sisters.
Survivors include wife Pam Agoff; children Sean Agoff, Ralph Agoff and wife Marion, Marrero, La.; Louis P. Agoff Jr. and wife Julia, Magnolia, Miss.; Jamie Agoff Foster and husband Michael; granddaughter Lilly Foster; brother Theriot Agoff Sr. and wife Marilyn, Lafitte, La.; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Hope Nelson
Services for Hope Cade Nelson, 86, Kemp, were held Feb. 7, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Nelson was born on Dec. 4, 1924, in Jayton to Rosamond and Sam Cade and died Feb. 4, 2011, in Kemp.
She was born the only child to her parents. The family live in Hamlin and then moved to Sundown, where Nelson graduated high school.
Nelson majored in Fine Arts at Texas Tech, where she designed the yearbook cover, La Ventana, and was a sorority member of Las Chaparitas.
She was chosen as a Tech beauty two years in a row, with one competition judged by the famous director David O. Selznik.
She married her lifelong love, Joe Nelson of Pampa, in June, 1945. The couple recently celebrated their 65th anniversary.
The couple were parents of three daughters who established homes in Oklahoma City, Enid, Dallas and the Cedar Creek Lake area.
In addition to caring for her family, Nelson was a Bluebird and Camp Fire Girl leader, an officer of Robert E. Lee Elementary PTA and a Lee Ladies Luncheon Group member.
She spent many years working for Sears and Tandy Leather Company.
Nelson’s passions were oysters, pelicans, holiday decorating, gardening, fishing, camping, world traveling, playing cards, dancing, Port Aransas beach vacations and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Her most important passion was her family and grandchildren who affectionately called her “Mama Hope.”
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Survivors include her daughters, Jan Ragsdale and husband Bill, Pampa; Jolynn Bennett and husband Michael, Dallas; Lisa DeLong and husband Lawrence, Kemp; grandchildren Jereme Ragsdale and wife Melissa, Joe Ragsdale and wife Michelle, Sara Pearson and husband David, Rebecca Bennett, Kristin DeLong, Kelly Unthank and husband Matt, Josh and Jason DeLong; great-granddaughters Alex, Aubri, Emi, JoJo, Katherine and Kylee; and devoted caregiver Lisa Marie Hambrick.
Memorials can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, or or The PKU Foundation, 7033 Wabash Circle, Dallas, TX 75214, or

Rhonda Hinkle
Services for Rhonda Ramona Teague Hinkle, 42, Mabank, were held Feb. 14, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Bryan McWhorter officiating. Interment followed in the Elm Grove Cemetery near Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Hinkle was born July 18, 1968, in Dallas and died Feb. 11, 2011, in Van Zandt County.
She enjoyed fishing. She loved music and her family. She also loved her kid’s art work.
Hinkle was a graduate of Mabank High School.
She was preceded in death by her mother June Teague.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Hinkle, Mabank; sons Ryon York and Robby York, both of Mabank; father Joe Teague, Mabank; brother Mark Teague and wife Mary, Mabank; nieces Mindy Teague Wallace and husband Waylon, Mabank; Chole and Summer Hinkle, both of Eustace; nephews Matt Teague and wife Christine, Mabank; Clay Hinkle, Eustace; brother-in-law Rodney Hinkle and wife Susan, Eustace; great-nieces Ashton Wallace and Whitney Coke-Wells; great-nephews Branden Wallace and Rowdy Teague; other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Jeff Stockton, Jeffery Stockton, Jason Parish, Ricky Hoops, Glen Geaslin, Micha Parish, Russell Caldwell and Richard Terry.



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