E. Pelham Sr.
Services for Billy E. Pelham Sr., 73, Balch Springs, were held March 6, 2008, (today) at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jack Gray officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Pelham was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Payne Springs and died March 2, 2008, in Mesquite. He was preceded in death by his grandsons Charlie Carter and Bobby Pelham Jr., brother A.L. Pelham, and sisters Beth Moseley, Faye Carter, Bonnie Alphin, Oleta Alphin, Merle Banc and Anita Pelham.
Previously of Payne Springs, he had resided in Balch Springs since 1972, and was of the Baptist faith. He served with the Dallas Police Department. He retired as a real estate salesman in 1993, and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service.
Survivors include his wife Lillian Pelham, Balch Springs; sons Bill Pelham Jr. and wife, Kemp; Paul Pelham and wife Lynn, Payne Springs; and Bobby Pelham and wife René, Balch Springs; daughter Sherri Walker and husband Mike, Gun Barrel City; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Dee Pelham, Gun Barrel City; sisters Mildred Killian, Mabank; Evelyn Pendley, Keller; and Ruth Bryan, Mesquite.
Pallbearers were Wes Pelham, Chris Pelham, Johnny Carter, Paul Carter, Paul Pelham Jr., and Bill Pelham Jr.
Services for Jimmy Duffer, 60, Mabank, were held March 4, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Paul McKinney and Billy Brandon officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery in Henderson County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Duffer was born Dec. 28, 1947, in Mesquite and died Feb. 29, 2008, in Mabank. He was preceded in death by his father Henry Allen Duffer and grandparents Katie and Charlie McAnnally.
Previously of Mesquite, he had resided in Mabank for the past seven years and was a salesman for K&R Repair Service.
Survivors include his mother Betty Duffer, Mabank; son Kyle Duffer, Mesquite; daughter Amy Nerthum and husband Dwyane, Mesquite; fianceé Rhonda Anthony, Eustace; stepdaughters Jennifer Hoffman, Eustace; and Jamie Snuffer, Eustace.
Graveside services for Patricia A. Sanders, 71, Gun Barrel City, were held March 3, 2008, at the Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Don Teague officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Sanders was born July 25, 1936, in Illinois and died Feb. 28, 2008, in Seven Points.
Previously of Dallas, she had lived in Gun Barrel City for 15 years and was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her soul mate Lonnie W. Boyers, Gun Barrel City; son Robert Baldwin and wife Brenda, Seven Points; daughter Emma Carmichael, Powell; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother James Icenogle and wife Lorenda, Paris; nephew James Icenogle III, Paris; and niece Sheila W. Icenogle, Paris.
Louann Beall, 76, Alexandria, La., formerly of Gun Barrel City, died Feb. 22, 2008, at Lexington House, Alexandria, La.
Beall was born July 12, 1931, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Ann and Robert Tomboken.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert C. Beall; father Robert Tomboken; mother Ann Morford; and stepfather Paul Morford.
She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a member of Aley United Methodist Church and often commented she had the “greatest friends and neighbors at Siesta Shores, anyone could ask for.”
She was a member of the seniors and the Red Hat Ladies. When she became ill, she had to move to Louisiana, a very brave move to leave all her friends behind.
Survivors include her son Robert P. Beall and wife Nancy, Alexandria, La.; daughters Teresa Solesky, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Maryann Scott and husband John, Phoenix, Ariz.; sister Kay Shinn, Winchester, Ind.; six loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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