Services for Gene Wilbert Paul, 74, of Mabank, were held Feb. 23, 2012, at
Payne Springs United Methodist Church under the direction of Tomlinson
Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Paul was born July 17, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., and died Feb. 20, 2012.
He served his country for 35 years starting as an enlisted man in the Army
and then as a captain, completing two tours in Vietnam during his 20-year
military service career. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
Afterwards, he worked in the Immigration and Naturalization Service for 15
years, where he designed the modern day Green Card and oversaw its
Paul was an active member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church,
serving on the board of trustees, various committees and using his skills to
repair projects around the church. He was known for his talents with wood,
building many treasured items and restoring furniture for family and
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Darleen, first wife Carol Ann,
second wife Carol Lynn and Carol Lynn’s daughter Stacy. He supported them
through their fights with cancer.
Survivors include his children, Michael Paul and wife Patti of Arlington,
Judith Shulter and husband Robert of Kemp, and Bruce Paul and wife Gloria of
Southlake; son-in-law Mark Simpson of Allen, daughter-in-law Diona Henson of
Grand Prairie; grandchildren Kathryn, Allison, Jessica, Gabriela, Weston and
Carson Paul, Brittany and Garrett Flowers, Baileigh Simpson and Gavin and
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Services for Lonnie Gordon Goodman “Nipper,” 67, of Scurry, were held Feb.
25, 2012, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel in Seagoville with Rev. Wayne
Interment at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery will be at a later date
under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home of Seagoville.
Goodman was born Oct. 6, 1944, to Joyce Copeland and L.G. Goodman and died
Feb. 20, 2012, in Irving.
He graduated from Haltom High School in 1963 and served his country from
1964-1971 in the Army National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Gertie Mitchell Goodman of Scurry; daughters
Janet Whidby and her husband, Paul, of Mabank, Donna Kuehne and her husband,
Danny, of Garland, Susan Dibirdik and her husband, Tuncer, of Rowlett and
Lori Kohl and her husband, Russell, of Glen Heights; sons Ken Goodman and
his wife, Kim, of Grapevine, Keith Goodman and his wife, Amy, of Burleson
and James Shaw of Mabank; grandchildren Kelsey, Shelby, Natalie, Wesley,
Charlie, Christina, Ashley, Jonah, Audrey, Angela, Joshua, Jason, Jeremy,
Josh, Jordan, Kristian, Shasta and Amanda; 11 great-grandchildren; brother
Lennie Goodman and his wife, Kathy, of Rifle, Colo., uncle Tommy Copeland
and his wife, Ann, of Weatherford; numerous nieces, nephews and other
friends and relatives.
Services for Virgil Creed Shaw, 90, were held Feb. 25, 2012, in Kemp
Shaw was born Oct. 12, 1921, to Dow and Bell Shaw and died peacefully Feb.
He was a tractor mechanic and Baptist by faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy of more than 50 and
son Virgil Don Shaw.
Survivors include sons Freddy Shaw and wife, Shirley of Jiba, Larry Shaw of
Kemp; daughter Andra Kay Gates and husband Larry of Athens; seven
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and
Services for Ellen Lenora Gibson, 76, of Balch Springs, were held Feb. 23,
2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with interment following at King
Gibson was born Oct. 3, 1935, in Red Oak, to Beatrice Mashburn and Ward
Marshall Smithson and died Feb. 18, 2012, in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Weldon Gibson, grandson
Larry Gibson Jr., children Mark and Athena Gibson, sister Doris Stokes and
brother Bennie Smithson.
Survivors include daughters Trudy Nelson of Balch Springs, Pam Swanner and
husband Michael Dicken of Mesquite; son Larry Gibson of Balch Springs;
grandchildren Michael, Chris and Misty Nelson, Katie and Amie Gibson;
great-grandchild Gaven Guthrie; sister Janie Donahue of Lancaster; brother
Mac Smithson of Sulphur Springs; sister Sancerae Buckmire of Garland.
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Services for Glenda Sue Walters, 64, of Eustace, were held Feb. 25, 2012, at
Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman. Interment followed in Kaufman
Walters was born April 6, 1947, in Sumrall, Miss., to Velma Lee Gore and Joe
Kendrick and died Feb. 20, 2012, at her home in Eustace.
Walters was reared in Sumrall, married Hubbie Walters in Slidell, La., March
21, 1966, and moved to Dallas in 1968. She has been a resident of Eustace
She worked for the American Veterans Post 22 in Dallas and volunteered for
local nursing homes, Veterans Administration Hospital, Ronald McDonald House
and Dallas Orphanages for more than 20 years.
She was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Eustace.
She is preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include sons Jeffrey Walters of Haslet, Jamie Walters of Highland
Village, and Joseph Walters of Wylie; eight grandchildren; one
great-granddaughter; brothers Jo Neal Kendrick of Escatawpa, Miss., Ronald
Kendrick of Dallas and Roger Kendrick of Escatawpa, Miss.; sisters Doris
Ellenburg of Sumrall, Miss., and Sheila Thomison of Kaufman; many other
relatives and friends.
Services for Loveta Ross, 77, of Eustace, were held Feb. 24, 2012, at Eubank
Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Patty Smith officiating. Interment
followed at Payne Springs Cemetery.
Ross was born Dec. 4, 1934, in Dallas, to Byrdie Lela Porter and James Floyd
Walker and died Feb. 20, 2012, in Eustace.
She was called “Mamaw,” loved spending time with her family and playing
cards. She also enjoyed canning, puzzles, watching television, camping,
dogs, and joking around. She was Christian by faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Thomas, seven brothers and
Survivors include sons Lonnie Ross and wife Sherrie of Eustace, Tommy Ross
and wife Sue of Athens, Bobby Ross and April Towler of Eustace, David and
Eddie Echols; daughters Frieda Huskey and husband Michael of The Woodlands;
10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Estelle Riley of Irving
and Marylee Dixon and husband Johnny of Winnsboro; other nieces, nephews and
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