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Randy Perry
Services for Dorse Randolph Perry, 76, Irving, were held Feb. 21, 2011, at D/FW National Cemetery with the Rev. Phill Box officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Perry was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Norland, Va., to Edith Mae Hale and Darrell Perry and died Feb. 16, 2011, in Irving.
He was known by most as “Randy,” and was employed as an air conditioning and heating technician.
Perry was Baptist by faith, and proudly served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Perry; his parents; son Michael Randall Perry; sisters Dora Bloodgood and Effie Long; and brothers Billy Dodson and Junior Stilnerd.
Survivors include children Charles Perry, Allen; Linda Ford and husband Randy, Irving; Shirley Perry, Irving; grandsons Andy Perry and wife Tracy; William Ford; brother Charlie Perry and wife Martha, Virginia; sister Juanita Saunders; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and many friends.

Pauline Hauser
Services for Verna Pauline Hauser, 69, Holly Lake Ranch, were held Feb. 21, 2011, at Holly Tree Chapel with the Rev. Louis Grant officiating. Interment followed in Holly Tree Cemetery, under the direction of Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman.
Hauser was born April 22, 1941, in Maderia, Calif., to Ella and Calvin McCullough and died Feb. 17, 2011, at Holly Lake Ranch.
She lived in Wood County since 1996, after coming from Denton.
Hauser was a nurse and attended the Assembly of God Church in Hawkins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hauser; her parents; grandchildren Matthew Hickman and Carlie Hauser; and brothers Robert and Lloyd McCullough.
Survivors include children Richard Hauser and wife Janet, Holly Lake Ranch; Steven Hauser and wife Rachel, Hawkins; Chris Hauser, Holly Lake Ranch; Elaine Gregory and Kay Newman, Comanche; Renee Barton and husband Randy, Denton; Melissa Osborne and husband Max; Denton; brothers David McCullough, Grand Saline; Gary McCullough, Ardmore, Okla.; sisters Lorraine Miller, Gun Barrel City; Nowetta Smallwood, Grand Saline; Vivian Quinn, Wiley; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Zack Hauser, Justin Barton, Jeremy Barton, William Hauser, Jeffrey Barton, Dustin Hauser, Ben Reeves and Jason Hauser. The honorary pallbearer was Max Osborne.

Virgil Winslett
Services for Virgil Brown “Brownie” Winslett Jr., 67, Dallas, were held Feb. 19, 2011, in Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Winslett was born June 4, 1943, in Coleman, to Floy Notley and Virgil Brown Winslett Sr. and died Feb. 17, 2011, in Dallas.
He was fondly known as “Brownie,” and he loved to play music on his guitar.
Winslett loved dogs and he was a Christian.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son David Winslett; and brother Kenneth Ray Winslett.
Survivors include his sister Martha Ann “Marty” Ewing, Mabank; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members; and many friends.

Joe Carver
Services for Joe Carver, 71, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank.
Carver was born Aug. 17, 1939, and died Feb. 17, 2011.
He was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Mabank, a life member of Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge No. 1431, an endowed member of Mabank Chapter No. 821 Order of the Eastern Star, a past Rainbow Dad of the International Order of Rainbow Girls No. 369, a member of the GBC Commandry No. 85, chapter and council, a charter member of American Legion Post No. 310 and a life member of the VFW Post No. 1476 in Seven Points.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Vera Carver; children Enrico Joe Carver, Port Orchard, Wash.; Laura Henry and husband Phil, Sallisaw, Okla.; Michael Carver and wife Chris, Reno, Nev.; Lynette Phillips and husband Darrell, Reno, Nev.; Brian Mosley and wife Cindy, Waynesboro, Miss.; Sherri Mosley, Payne Springs; Greg Mosley, Payne Springs; Denise West and husband Rod, Payne Springs; brothers Charlie Carver, Albany, Ga.; James Carver, California; Lucius (Lou) Carver, Stugis, Mich.; sister Zoellen Phenning and husband Fred, Howe, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Carver loved the Scottish Rite Hospital and the children served by it. He also loved his church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to either organization – Scottish Rite Hospital or the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church in Mabank.

Alvin Hailey
Arrangements for Alvin Gene Hailey, 67, Dallas, were under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank. No services are planned at this time.
Hailey was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Kaufman to Juanita Davis and John Hailey and died Feb. 16, 2011, in Dallas.
He was a resident of Oak Harbor in Gun Barrel City for many years.
Hailey served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Carolyn Hailey in 2009.
Survivors include numerous loving family members and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Karen McDowell
Services for Karen Bach McDowell, 70, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church, 100 S. Old Indian Trial in Tool.
McDowell was born Sept. 27, 1940, in Ripon, Wis. to Elsie Hauschulz and Edwin Bach and died Feb. 18, 2011, in Mabank.
She attended the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Education. She went on to teach physical education at the City of St. Francis High School near Milwaukee.
She married Larry McDowell in December, 1963, and soon became a mom and homemaker.
After living in Milwaukee, Charlotte and Dallas, the couple moved to Cedar Creek Lake.
McDowell was very active in her community. She was an officer in the Cedar Creek Lake Garden Club and Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club.
She was a loving and thoughtful daughter, wife, mom and grandma.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Doug McDowell.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Larry McDowell; Henderson County; children Brian McDowell and wife Dione, San Antonio; Susan M. Green and husband Jim, Lewisville; Dale McDowell and wife Kristi, The Colony; grandchildren Andrew and Ross Reinhart; Samuel, Karalie and Davis McDowell; and one on the way who will be named Dylan.
Also surviving are siblings Glen Bach and wife Marge, Crooked Lake, Wis.; Barbara Sherwood and husband James, Aurora, Ill.; sister-in-law Joan McDowell, St. Louis Mo.; brother-in-law Bill McDowell and wife Amy of Indianapolis, Ind.; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Tool or a charity of your choice.
McDowell touched many lives in a multitude of different ways. We were all truly blessed by her beautiful love.

Pat Morrison
Services for Patsy Lois Morrison, 69, Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 23, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating. Interment followed at the D/FW National Cemetery in Dallas, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Morrison was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Gainesville to Dorothy Collie and Earl Phillips and died Feb. 18, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
She was married to Norman Morrison for 34 years.
She was a loving mother, not only to her own children, but to all children. She was Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; son Donald Boone; and sister Karen Yarbrough.
Survivors include her children, Debra Franklin, McAlister, Okla.; Martin Riddle, Gun Barrel City; Rebecca Cordell, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; Norman Morrison Jr., McAlister, Okla.; Craig Morrison, McAlister, Okla.; Tony Morrison, Gun Barrel City; siblings Shirley Southhall, Dallas; Paula Walker, Gun Barrel City; Betty Russell, Tawakoni; Sam Phillips, Chickasaw, Okla.; Bobby Phillips, Hugo, Okla; Larry Phillips, Commerce; Tommy Ray Phillips, Hugo, Okla.; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; other family members and many friends.

Jordan Griffith
Services for Jordan Griffith, 17, Corinth, were held Feb. 19, 2011, at Covenant Church in Carrollton. Interment followed at Swisher Cemetery in Lake Dallas, under the direction of Dalton and Son Funeral Home in Lewisville.
Griffith was born Oct. 4, 1993, in Dallas to Julie and William Griffith and died Feb. 15, 2011.
He was the quarterback for the football team at Lake Dallas High School and also played baseball in the Lake Cities Baseball Association.
Survivors include his mom Julie Griffith, Eustace; dad William Griffith, Corinth; sisters Elizabeth and Hannah Griffith and Courtney Bohannon; brothers Bobby Bowen and Bo Bohannon; grandparents Rosalie Griffith and husband Lester; grandfather Sammy Simms; aunt Michelle Peery; aunt and uncle Amy and Don Schultz; three cousins; and his girlfriend Destiny Stone.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jordan Griffith Scholarship Fund, ESA Foundation, 3636 W. Drake Road, Ft. Collins, Co. 80526.

Charles Graves
Services for Charles Dale Graves, 68, will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the First Assembly of God Church at 721 W. Main St. in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Buddy Duke officiating, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Graves was born May 19, 1942, in Salem, Ill., to Lavonne Heddrick and Charles E. Graves and died Feb. 15, 2011.
He was a musician who played guitar and sang old hit songs with his country and western band.
For several years, he entertained audiences with his Wild West show and owned a western town attraction in Arizona.
He also enjoyed playing golf with his friends.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Elaine Graves; children Dalene Green, Jeffrey Dann, Kimberly Furrow and her husband Jeremy; mother Lavonne Bass; brothers Donald and Ronald Graves; grandchildren Rayce, Ryder and Haylee; numerous other family members and many friends.
 

 

 

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