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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
After living in Milwaukee, Charlotte and Dallas, the couple moved to Cedar
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.