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  Roger Dale New Sr.
Services for Roger Dale New Sr., 46, Gun Barrel City, were held March 8, 2008, at Roselawn Memorial Chapel with interment at Roselawn Memorial Park.
New was born June 26, 1961, in Dallas to Rachel Smith and Clyde New, and died March 1, 2008, in Baylor Hospital in Dallas after a lengthy illness.
He was a proud club brother to the Scorpions Motorcycle Club, South Dallas chapter. He fought the good fight and will be eternally rewarded by Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years Katherine New; mother Rachel Smith; father and stepmother Mary and Clyde New; mother-in-law Sharon Wray; brothers Robert New and wife Marla, Mesquite; Bobby New and wife Donna, Gun Barrel City; Herschel Smith Jr. and wife Meagan, Gun Barrel City; sister Patricia Price and husband Carie, Gun Barrel City; children Kevin New, Tennessee; Stephen Russell and wife Michelle, Fort Worth; Rodger New Jr. and wife Maranda; Tony New and Amanda New, all of Gun Barrel City; Johnathan and Kimberly New, Seven Points; and baby Sarah New, Gun Barrel City; and stepchildren Brittany and Dustin Stigall; and eight grandchildren whom he loved.

Doris Campbell
Services for Doris Gene Campbell, 76, Gun Barrel City, were held March 8, 2008, at St. Peterís Lutheran Church with the Rev. Scott Schaller officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Campbell was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Noble County, Ind., and died March 5, 2008, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents Mildred and B. Ray Miller and sister Mary K. Reidenbach.
Previously of Kokomo, Ind., she had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1984, and was a member of St. Peterís Lutheran Church. She was a homemaker.
She belonged to the Tamarak Ladies Club and Lutheran Womenís Missionary League.
Survivors include her husband Jim Campbell, Gun Barrel City; sons James Bradford Campbell and wife Linda, Gun Barrel City; Greg Allen Campbell and wife Trudy, Kokomo, Ind.; and Gaylord Patrick Campbell and wife Sharon, Gun Barrel City; daughter Mary Rae Massey, Indianapolis, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers Bob Miller, Attica, Ohio.; and Allen Miller, Pierceton, Ind..
Pallbearers were Mary Massey, Matthew Massey, Gaylord Campbell, Brad Campbell, George Campbell and Jim Land.

Vivian Ruth Stephens
Services for Vivian Ruth Stephens, 85, Athens, were held March 8, 2008, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Malakoff with Bro. Dale Norris officiating. Burial was in Malakoff Cemetery.
Stephens was born July 4, 1922, in Thurber to the late Alice Kiesler and Robert Jeter and died March 3, 2008, in Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. She was preceded in death by son-in-law Arthur Booth, sister Freda Rayfield, brothers Lee Jeter, David Jeter and Robert Jeter.
She was a homemaker and member of the Faith Community Baptist Church (formerly Clear Creek Baptist Church).
She devoted her life to her husband Johnny and daughter Jo, making the best home she could. They moved often as he lay pipeline across the country for El Paso Natural Gas Co.
They finally retired and chose to live in the Cedar Creek Lake area. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was generous with affection and gifts. She is remembered as fun, generous and compassionate.
Survivors include her daughter Jo Booth, Eustace; grandchildren Kelly Booth, Malakoff; Jennifer and husband Stephen Horn, Kaufman; and Keri Booth, Sanger; great-grandchildren Micah Van Alstine, Malakoff; Ashley Horn, Kaufman; and Joshua Horn, Kaufman.
Flowers or memorials may be made to the Hospice of East Texas.

Marguriette Van Briggle
Services for Marguriette Van Briggle, 86, Mabank, were held March 7, 2008, at the Eubank Chapel in Canton with Bro. Buddy Booth officiating. Interment was in Old Bethel Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.
Van Briggle was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Dallas to Flora Bell Theulis and Thomas Alphonso Leatherman and died March 5, 2008, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry Van Briggle, son Larry Van Briggle Jr. and a brother.
She was a member of the Phalba Church of Christ and grew up in West Dallas. She had lived in Phalba since 1970 and worked for Safeway and Standard Brands for many years. She loved to garden and fish and was a great cook.
Survivors include her sons Walter Van Briggle, DeSoto; and Johnny Van Briggle and wife Linda, Mineola; daughters LaVerne Ragle and husband Gordon, Wills Point; and Tony Barnes and husband Charles, Dallas; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister Opal Perry and husband Steve, Canton; and daughter-in-law Martha Van Briggle, Garland.

Alyssa Crossland
Services for Alyssa Autumn Crossland, Lindale, were held March 4, 2008, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Harris officiating. Interment followed in King Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Crossland was born Sept. 4, 2007, in Longview to Brittany Hubbard and Eric Crossland and died Feb. 29, 2008, in Lindale.
Survivors include her parents Brittany and Eric Crossland, Lindale; brother Xavier Crossland, Lindale; maternal grandparents Ronnie Dale Smith and wife Cheryl, Terrell; Jennifer Simmons, Eustace; paternal grandparents Sonya Fredrick, Kemp, and Elmer Woods, Lindale; maternal great-grandparents Kathy Roland of Eustace, Betty Sue Baker of Terrell and Pat and Coleman Smith, Terrell; paternal great-grandparents Lily Mae Woods, Lindale; Flora and W.D. Fredrick, Kemp, and James Case, Talco; numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

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