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Shawn Willingham
Services for Shawn Rena Willingham, 41, were held Feb. 28, 2012, at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp.
Willingham was born Dec. 25, 1970, to Sheila and Robert Frank Willingham and died in her home Feb. 25, 2012.
She was a 1989 graduate of Kemp High School, became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and worked for local hospice organizations.
Shawn never met a stranger, loved all people, especially children. She enjoyed NASCAR, soap operas, dogs, going to casinos and playing bingo.
She was preceded in death by her father, grandmother Avis Campbell, and brother Robert Ray Willingham.
Survivors include her mother; sons Taylor Ray Duckworth and Christopher Chase Duckworth; grandfather Ray Campbell; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Paul Ciardo
Services for Paul Ted Ciardo, 77, of Tool, were held Feb. 15, 2012, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Dan Daugherty presiding.
Ciardo was born Nov. 30, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Barbara Oswald and Salvatore Ciardo and died Feb. 11, 2012.
Ciardo was a graduate of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wis., and married Anita Kaye Bishop Jan. 30, 1954. They remained happily married for 58 years.
He was a proud member of the US Navy from 1952-55. Upon leaving the service he went into the insurance business until 1980. After that he opened his own business and has remained an independent business owner since.
He owned the Old West Auction and Flea Market in Seven Points, Steak House and Chicken Shack.
Ciardo was an active member of the St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City, belonged to the Big Brother Organization in Dallas, and active with the food pantry making food baskets and toys at Christmas.
He received the Family of the Year Award through St. Jude and was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was a past Knight of the Year.
Ciardo also coached baseball and basketball in Dallas, with his kids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Salvatore Ciardo, sister Barbara Hobgood and granddaughter Chasity Pierson.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Kaye Ciardo, of Tool; daughter Victoria Zabojnik and her husband, Mike, of Trinidad; sons Anthony Ciardo and Dena Hayes of Tool, Christopher Ciardo and his wife, Jennie, of Ennis, Scott Ciardo and his wife, Melba, of Scurry; grandchildren Vanessa Byrce and husband Sam, Dana Kennedy, Angela Bohannon and husband, Bryan, Keesa Pederson and husband Kyle, Paul Ciardo, Casey Ciardo and wife Dana, Amanda Ciardo, Staci Moore and husband Wade, Savanna Pierson, Ryan Ciardo, Felica Borchardt, Jennifer Burson and husband Bart and Lindsey Borchardt; 24 great-grandchildren; brother Joseph Ciardo of Wis.; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family members.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Dallas Chapter, at 8900 John Carpenter Freeway Dallas, TX 75247 or
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Bettye Sparrow
Services for Bettye Ruth Sparrow, 82, of Mabank, were held Feb. 25, 2012, at Eubank Chapel with Rev. Kim Brunson officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, in Canton.
Sparrow was born July 30, 1929, in Kaufman, to Glennie Esteen Sneed Brunson and Orsby Lee and died Feb. 22, 2012, in Athens.
She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and React and was a Christian by faith. She enjoyed bowling, reading and camping. She was a foster parent to her great-grandson, Stone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David Sparrow, daughter Carol Owens, sisters Thelma Cash and Sandra Turner.
Survivors include
son Raymond Sparrow and wife Sheree of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter Sherri Durbin and husband Bryan of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; grandchildren Cindy Rackler, Billy Owens, Jr., Don Sparrow, Jennifer Moquin, Gary Sparrow, Steven Sparrow;
great-grandchildren Ryan and Stone Sparrow, Billy Owens III, Amber Johnson, Mickael, Mathew and Melissa Moquin; sisters Carley Kannady of Gun Barrel City, Bonnie and Eddie Calder of Pinehurst.
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Edward Trieb
Services for Edward Frank Trieb, 96, of Quitman, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Quitman.
Trieb was born Oct. 7, 1915, to Hedwig and Herman Trieb in Kansas City, Miss., and died peacefully in his home surrounded by family Feb. 26, 2012.
He grew up in Quitman with two brothers and two sisters.
He met his wife Grace Schindler in Wichita, Kan., in 1941, while employed at Beech Aircraft Corporation and they were married March 14, 1942.
After World War II ended, they moved to Kansas City where Trieb worked for his father in the family sheet metal business.
In October of 1954, the Trieb Family arrived in Quitman where they owned and managed the White Auto Store for 15 years. He then held a position as a sales representative for DACO specialty advertising for 25 years.
Trieb, a former Eagle Scout, served as Scoutmaster for the Quitman Boy Scout Troop 36. He was a member of the Flora Masonic Lodge where he served as treasurer, and district deputy as well as master for two terms. He was also a Thirty-Second Degree Scottish Rite Mason. For many years he served his community as a member of the Quitman City Council and the Planning and Zoning Committee. He was an avid member of the First United Methodist Church.
Trieb enjoyed photography, developing his own pictures, woodworking, traveling the world, writing stories about his life, discussing politics, playing Skip-Bo, and most of all spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his sister Mildred Blaine and brothers Herman Trieb and Sykes Trieb.
Survivors include his wife Grace; children Gail Boles and husband John of Sulphur Springs, John Trieb and wife Sandy of Sarasota, Fla., Mark Trieb and Shauna Trieb of Dallas; grandchildren Michael, Aaron and Brandi Boles, Emily and Tyler Terwelp, Jason, Jessica, Dion, Amanda, Brian and Erin Trieb, Kristin and Nicholas Wood, Ben and Jake Meyer; seven great-grandchildren; sister Lena McKinney of Dallas; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Lee Steadman
Services for Lee Earl Steadman, 76, of Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 29, 2012, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel in Seagoville with Rev. Ken Ashlock officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Seagoville.
Steadman was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Dallas, to Valda Marie Bales and Lee Gordan Steadman and died Feb. 26, 2012, in Tyler.
He was Baptist in faith and a truck driver for more than 27 years for Air Liquide.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved his family very much. He married Pauline Hahn Aug. 31, 1961, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Bobbie Hamel and brother L.G. Steadman.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Pauline Steadman; son Gary Steadman of Garland; granddaughter Lauren Steadman of Garland; sister Darlene Delaplaine of Flower Mound; numerous nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

Patsy McCall
Services for Patsy O’vera McCall, 78, were held Feb. 28, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel.
McCall was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Dallas, to Neva O’vera and William Thomas Gaugh and died Feb. 23, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Charles Cortez McCall.
Survivors include her children Cynthia Christine Lowry and Patricia Delaina Simpson; grandchildren Elizabeth Ann Hernandez, Dillon Maxwell and Dustin Cortez Simpson; great-grandchildren Nyle Solomon and Neva Esther Hernandez.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, Home Place at 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75101.
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Valda Callison
Services for Valda Arlene Callison, 85, of Gun Barrel City, were held Feb. 27, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mabank.
Callison was born June 22, 1943, in Adair, Okla., to Muriel Hawkins and Ardie Rightsell and died Feb. 24, 2012, in Tyler from complications of temporal arthritis.
Callison was described as a “firecracker” and a big George Strait fan. She married Tonie Callison Sept. 27, 1943, and lived in many cities before settling down in Amarillo. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and crafting. She and her family moved to Cedar Creek Lake several years ago.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank and traveled to many swing festivals and horse racing events in Texas and New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by parents and brother Dannie Rightsell.
Survivors include her husband, Tonie Callison of Gun Barrel City; son Dr. Randall L. Callison of Mabank; grandson David Randall Callison of Weatherford and John Robert Callison of Fort Worth; sister Dottie Kimbley and her husband, Phillip, of San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Make a Wish Foundation or to the building fund for First Presbyterian Church of Mabank, 112 W. Mt. Vernon, Mabank, TX 75142.



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