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  Reginald Marino
Services for Reginald Palmer “John” Marino I, 75, Gun Barrel City, were held March 3, 2010 at Harbor Baptist Church of Payne Springs with Brother George Yeager officiating, under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Marino was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Washington, D.C. to Alice Mae Drake and John Francis Marino, and died Feb. 26, 2010, at his home with his family by his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Theresa Vincent Smith and brother-in-law Denny Dozier and sister Pat Dozier.
He attended Nicholes County High School in Summerville, W.V.
He was drafted into the Army when he was 20 years old and retired from the military March 30, 1978, after 24 years of service to his country.
He served overseas duty in Thule-Greenland, The Republic Of Vietnam, Korea and two tours in Germany.
He was a member of the Veteran Of Foreign War (VFW) Post 3905 in Kaufman, where he served as Post Commander and District Commander.
Marino and his first wife, Christina Theresa Taglia, were married for 27 years and together they had five children. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother and friend. She died Nov. 11, 1985.
Marino and his wife Barbara Nell Marino, who he married Nov. 4, 1995, attended Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a caring man who will be missed by all who knew him as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Nell Marino; children Reginald Palmer Marino II and wife Brenda, Trinidad; Joseph Marino, California; John Scott Marino and wife Melissa, Wyoming; Diana Robertson and husband Roger, Mabank; Sherri Luman and husband James, Payne Springs; Martha DeRusha and husband Darrell, Rice; brother John Marino and wife Dee, Tennessee; sisters Nancy Yates and husband Lynell, South Carolina; Peggy Landale and husband Joe, South Carolina; eight grandsons, 11 granddaughters, nine great-grandsons, nine great-granddaughters; other loving family members and many friends.

J.D. Meredith
Services for J.D. Meredith, 80, Mabank, were held Feb. 28, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Woods officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Meredith was born March 20, 1929, in Eustace and died Feb. 25, 2010, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents Irene and Will Meredith, wife Jackie Meredith, daughter Karen Cooley and four brothers.
He retired 25 years ago from his drywall and texture business. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his daughters Beverly Hart and husband Bill, Mabank; and Gail Higginbotham and husband Larry, Canton; son Ron Massey, Mabank; sister Ladell Graham and husband Jack, Eustace; brothers Glen Meredith and wife Ann, Dallas; and Deward Meredith, Athens; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Eugene Tregre
Services for Eugene Dominique Tregre, 91, Gun Barrel City, were held March 2, 2010, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Brennan and Father O’Dowd officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Tregre was born Sept. 18, 1918, in New Orleans, La., and died Feb. 27, 2010, in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his parents Berthe and Dominique Tregre, his first wife, two brothers and two sisters.
Previously of Fort Worth, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for 29 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church
He retired from General Dynamics and was a member of the machinist union and the Knights of Columbus. He was the last of the New Orleans Tregres.
Survivors include his wife Sandra McDonald Tregre, Gun Barrel City; nephews Gary Tregre, Fort Worth; George Tregre, Atlanta, Ga.; Manuel Latuso, Slidell, La.; Dominque Tregre, Mabank; and Stephen Tregre, Mabank; nieces Gail Huff, Trinidad; Sidney Tregre, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Renee Tregre, Austin; Helen Nugent, Slidell, La.; Lane Howard; and Peggy Linquist.

Daniel Corn
Services for Daniel Paul Corn, 55, Kemp, were held March 1, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Corn was born Feb. 1, 1955, in Mount Pleasant and died Feb. 24, 2010.
Previously of California, he had resided in Kemp for the past 21 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Janie Corn, Kemp; son Marc Maxey and wife Kelly, Prosper; grandsons Aaron, Noah and Jeremy; parents Ruth and Billie Corn, Kemp; sisters Pam Hassel and husband Larry, Kemp; Teresa Howard, Palestine; Rhonda Corn-Kidd and husband Jeff, Kemp; and Cathy Wright and husband Bill, Kemp; and best friend Charlie Chapman, Houston.

Glenna Fanning
Services for Glenna “Nanny” Fanning, 88, Gun Barrel City were held Feb. 27, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Schauer officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Fanning was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Olton and died Feb. 24, 2010, in Athens.
Previously of Richardson, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 20 years and was Baptist by faith.
She retired from the City of Richardson as a librarian.
Survivors include her son John W. Fanning and wife Becky, Richardson; daughter Connie Myers and husband Ron, Gun Barrel City; sister Evelyn Howell, San Angelo; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; other family members and many friends.

Lola Mae Jones
Services for Lola Mae Jones, 89, Kaufman, were held Feb. 20, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bobby Jock officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Jones was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Gainsville and died Feb. 18, 2010, at her home in Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Leonard Jones and brothers Roy Wayne, Grady, Scott and Arthur Splawn.
Previously of Mesquite, she had resided in Kaufman for the past 2 years and was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Eustace. She retired from Dallas Independent School District after 33 years.
She grew up in Mabank, moved to Dallas in 1949, to Mesquite in 1988 and Kaufman in 2007.
Survivors include her daughter Delores Ann Allen and husband Steven, Kaufman; grandson Steven Shane Allen and wife Courtney, San Dimas, Calif.; granddaughter Alicia Rogers and husband Steven, Good Hope, Ill.; two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were J.N. Kirkpatrick, Larry Williams, Jim Romo, James Jones, Jerry Don Jones and Dan Lowrey.
The family would like to thank everyone for visits, cards, calls and flowers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761 and Christian Care Center of Mesquite.

Robert Bralick
Services for Robert “Bob” Bralick, 79, Wills Point, were held Thursday, March 4, 2010, (today) at the Eubank Chapel with Pastor Royce Barker officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Bralick was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Granger, Ind., to Anna Gyarmati and Frank Bralick and died Feb. 28, 2010, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Frank, Joe, Carl and Ed Bralick, sisters Annie Sokach and Frances Thompsom.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Mabank.
He grew up in Granger, Ind. and lived in Kerens and Orlando, Fla. for 23 years.
He had lived in Wills Point for the past 20 years.
He was an accomplished musician and played in many German restaurants and festivals in the Indiana area, Disney World and Sea World.
He loved living and working on his farm. As a young man he enjoyed pitching on a softball team in Indiana.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years Gayle Bralick, Wills Point; sons Bill Bralick and wife Angie, Canton, Ga.; and Rob Cooley, and wife Therese, Georgetown; daughters Sherry Vargo, St. Augustin, Fla.; Brenda Thompson, Orange City, Fla.; and Rhonda Blankenhorn and husband Jeff, Lewisville; grandchildren Austin, Addison, Ron Charles, Alison, Stephanie and Corey; and brother Gay Bralick, Mishawaka, Ind.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Bralick, Austin Bralick, Ron Cooley, Ron Charles Cooley, Jeff Blankenhorn, George Graves, Corey Bralick, Billy Vargo, Gay Bralick and Paul Bralick.


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