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  Doris McGlaun
Services for Doris McGlaun, 78, were held March 5, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Steve Ballard and Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McGlaun was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Eustace and died March 1, 2010, in Eustace.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years and her parents Henrietta Haworth and Lee Hanssard.
She went to school in Eustace and graduated valedictorian of her class.
She was employed for more than 30 years by Grove State Bank where she worked her way up from teller to vice president.
After retirement, she enjoyed many activities among them were gardening, crafts and playing games with her friends and family.
Survivors include her daughter Letha Wheeler and husband Willie, Seagoville; granddaughter Tammy Harrington and husband Mike, Forney; grandson Terry Wheeler, Mabank; great-grandson and great-granddaughter Tyler and Chelsea Harrington, Forney; sister Helen Myers, Athens; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and a very special and dear friend Jim Keller.
She will be greatly missed by all.
Pallbearers were Terry Wheeler, Jim Kellar, Mark McCalister, Kenneth McGlaun, Billy McGlaun, Mike Smith and Eric Carter.

Patsy Brand
Services for Patsy Brand, 76, Gun Barrel City, were held March 10, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Merchant officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery in Henderson County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Brand was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Dallas and died March 6, 2010, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her husband Monty Brand and great-grandson Monty Edward Thorne.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for more than 10 years and retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in 1987. She was Presbyterian by faith.
Survivors include her daughters Sharon Parsons and husband Tom, Gun Barrel City; and Patricia Anderson and husband Steve, Little Elm; son Darrell Brand and wife Lori, Gun Barrel City; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; other family and many friends.
Pallbearers were David Anderson, Jason Thorne, Christopher Thorne, Jimmy Thorne, Steve Anderson and Eric Brand.

Foster Walker
Services for Foster Bill Walker, 94, Seven Points, were held March 4, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Deacon Wayne Pitchford officiating. Burial was in Morrow Chapel Cemetery in Ola under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Walker was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Mineola and died March 2, 2010, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his son James Henry Walker and six brothers and two sisters.
Previously of Terrell, he had resided in Seven Points for the past eight years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He retired from Titus Manufacturing Corp. and was Baptist by faith. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars post in Kaufman and the sheet metal workers union.
Survivors include his son Kenneth Ray Walker and wife Lottie, Jefferson; and Billie Paul Walker and wife LeAnn, Gun Barrel City; daughters Earlene Walker Eames and husband Harry, Seven Points; and Janice Street, Garland; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Earl Cerveny, Jerrod Christopher Cerveny, Thomas Lawrence Cerveny Jr., Jacob Wayne Graham, Jerry Don Hart and Carl Thrower.

Carl M. Roberts
Services for Carl M. Roberts, 65, Malakoff, were held March 8, 2010, at the First Assembly of God Church with Tommy Hayes officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Roberts was born June 25, 1944, in Baton Rouge, La., and died March 4, 2010, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents Josephine Emma Montgomery and Austin Joseph Roberts, brothers A.J. Roberts and Larry Roberts, and sister Mary Leverne Roberts Ferguson.
He was self-employed as a house leveler and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife Wanda Roberts; sons Carl Anthony Roberts and wife Stephanie; Christopher Allen Roberts; Joshua Powell, Jimmy Powell Jr.; brother Jerry Wayne Roberts; daughter-in-law Sue Starr; grandchildren Carla Roberts, Sierra Richardson, Cody Frost and Jonathan Youngblood.

Kimberly Hill
Graveside services for Kimberly Sue Hill, 48, Log Cabin, were held March 8, 2010, at the Frost Cemetery with Bro. Larry Boatright officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff..
Hill was born April 9, 1961, in Detroit, Mich., and died March 4, 2010, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gladys Maynard and Sewell Newman and sister Charlotte Bush.
Survivors include her husband Joseph Hill; sons Keith Allen Mize and Jerami Waddell; daughters Courtney Dorff and husband Michael, Kara Lyn Hill, Tara Lyn Hill, Sara Jo Hill and Deanna Kay Hill; sisters Pam Carr, Cheryl Shoman, Rhonda Posey, Janet Marksberry, Debbie Newman and Vicki Whitworth; brother Greg Newman and wife Stacey; and 14 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joseph Hill, Greg Newman, Michael Dorff, Jerami Waddell, John and Todd Smitherman.

Shirley Slay
Services for Shirley Janice Slay, 74, Eustace, were held March 9, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Mosley officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Slay was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Lamesa and died March 6, 2010, in Eustace.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lola and Earnest Farmer, son James Smith and grandsons Montana and Erick London.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Eustace for the past four years and was a member of the Family Catholic of Praise Church in Mesquite. She retired from the Holiday Inn in 1999.
She was a very loving wife, mom, grandma, memaw and granny. She was a best friend to many. She was devoted to her family and very protective of her children.
She would not put up with anyone who messed with them. She did things her way or no way.
You didn’t want to make her mad. It took a lot to get her really mad, but you would know if you did because her red hair and face would turn bright red.
She was also gentle as a lamb. She was very giving. If she had it and you wanted or needed it, she would give to you.
When her husband Bill was in the Navy, she would invite several servicemen to their home for the holidays.
If they didn’t have family around, they were invited to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
She treated many friends as family. Her family Christmas get-togethers were her favorite time of the year. They were very important to her, as she loved to be surrounded with her loved ones.
She was a devoted and faithful hard worker. She gave 110 percent to everything she did.
She won awards for her accounting skills and she was proud to say she balanced everything to the penny.
She accepted everyone. She gave her love and forgiveness unconditionally. She love Elvis Presley and his music.
We will miss her joy and laughter and her tender love. It’s hard to us to say good-bye, so we just want to say Mom and Elvis have left the building
Survivors include her husband Bill Slay, Eustace; sons Taylor Smith, Dallas; Michael Slay, Abilene; and Donald Slay and wife Lynda, Eustace; stepson Steve Slay and wife Gaye, Columbia, Kan.; daughter Darlene Smith, Dallas; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; other family members and many friends.

Betty Jane Jean
Betty Jane Jean was born May 24, 1940, in Eldorado, Ark., to Vonnie Howard and Clarence Halbrook Sr. and died March 3, 2010, in Athens with her family at her side.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Ray Jean Sr., brother V.C. Halbrook and sister Judy Rhodes.
She was a faithful member of the Liberty Baptist Church and worked as a school bus driver for many years. Those who knew her will miss her sweet and kind spirit.
Survivors include her children Kenneth Ray Jean Jr. and his wife Kelley, Martinsburg, W. Va.; Gary Wayne Jean Sr. and wife Stacy, Glenn Heights; Debra Lee Jean and her fiancée Shane Cannamore, both of Jacksonville; brother Clarence Halbrook Jr., and wife Linda, Midlothian; sisters Patty James and husband Garland, Gun Barrel City; Janie Hendrick and husband Carl, Sherman; grandchildren Jacob Jean, Jade Jean, Jesse Jean, Gary Wayne Jean Jr. and his wife Patricia, Steven Michael Jean and his wife Kasie; great-grandchildren Raygen Jean, Brook Jean, numerous other family members, her church family and many friends.


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