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Obituaries

Francisco Puga
Graveside services for Francisco Puga, 43, Athens, were held March 2, 2011, at the Post Oak Cemetery with Bro. Charles Kimble officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. A family memorial is also pending at a later date.
He was born Oct. 4, 1967, in Mexico to Manuela Soria Puga and died Feb. 23, 2011, in Van Zandt County.
He was married in Arkansas to Kathleen Shue.
Survivors include his mother, Manuela Puga; stepson Jody Shue, Athens; daughter-in-law Kelly Shue, Athens; brothers Jesus, Shilo and Miguel Puga; sisters Juana Maria and Margarita Puga Soria; grandchildren Megan Shue, Christopher Davis, Gabriel Shue; Ian Shue; Rebecca Davis and Autumn.

Kathleen Shue
Graveside services for Kathleen M. Shue, 60, Athens, were held March 2, 2011, at the Post Oak Cemetery with Bro. Charles Kimble officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Shue was born Nov. 25, 1950, in Wichita Falls to Lillie and Alvin Harrington and died Feb. 23, 2011, in Van Zandt County.
She got married in Arkansas to Francisco Puga.
She was preceded in death by her husband (see related obituary), parents; sisters Elizabeth, Ruby and Mary Ann Harrington.
Survivors include her son Jody Shue, Athens; daughter-in-law Kelly Shue, Athens; sisters Betty Sue, Sue Ann, Bertha Mae, Lillie Mae and Brenda Kay; grandchildren Megan Shue, Christopher Davis, Gabriel Shue; Ian Shue; Rebecca Davis and Autumn.

Wilson Stark
Arrangements for Wilson C. Stark, 94, Mabank, were under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank. A private memorial will be held at a later date at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas with Bro. Ken Maddox officiating.
Stark was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Midland to Edna Doris and Clarence Stark and died March 2, 2011, in Athens.
His friends and family called him “Wilson.”
Stark was a volunteer for East Texas Medical Center in Athens and volunteered his services throughout his long life.
He loved sailing, fishing, hunting and woodworking. He loved his family very much. He was also a blacksmith.
Stark was very active in all of the activities that were held at Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City, where he was a member.
He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas.
Stark proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He enlisted at age 18 and also served in the Postal Service while in the Navy.
After being discharged from the Navy, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 37 years. He retired in 1972.
Survivors include children Bill Stark, Annapolis, Md.; Sharron Stark, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Steve Stark and wife Anne, Athens; Kathleen Warren Muller, Tulsa, Okla.; Cindy Huffaker and husband Gordan, Crawfordsville, Ind.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the East Texas Medical Center Auxiliary in Athens.

Jack Kirk
Services for Jack David “J.D.” Kirk, 70, Dallas, were held March 3, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Jim Shafer officiating. Interment followed at Goshen Cemetery in Eustace, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
He was born Dec. 7, 1940, in Dallas to Vera Low and John S. Kirk and died Feb. 27, 2011, in Dallas.
Kirk was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Survivors include children Jack David Kirk Jr, Joshua; Joyce Pineda, Dallas; four grandchildren; other family members and many friends.

 

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