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Duncan Robertson
Services for Duncan B. Robertson, 94, of Palestine, were held March 8, 2012, at Bailey and Foster Chapel, in Palestine, with Rev. Norman Pope and Rev. Jesse Callaway officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Park under the direction of Bailey and Foster Funeral Home.
Robertson was born Jan. 14, 1918, in Malakoff, to Roxie Scott and Jesse Robertson and died March 5, 2012, at his home.
He was a self employed rancher and served on the board of directors for the East Texas Production Credit Association for many years.
He was also the owner and operator of Robertson Farm and Ranch Supply for more than 10 years. He loved raising race horses at Robertson Running Horse Ranch and was successful at horse racing throughout Texas and Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Opal Cason Robertson, daughter Bettye Mosley, son Vernon Robertson, sons-in-law Don Pardue and David Pope, sisters Lillie Lewis and Carva Beidler, brothers Vollie, Roy, Rollin, and Larkin Robertson and granddaughter Carol Mosley.
Survivors include his daughters, Judye Pardue, Nancye Pope and Sammye Martin and husband John, all of Palestine; sisters Gladys Fink of Kennewick, Wash., and Joyce Russell of Terrebonne, Ore.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kanon Pardue, Chad Pope, Rex Robertson, Ken Willard, Rick Willard, and Shane Willard.

Dorothy Fetty
Services for Dorothy Irene Fetty, 89, of Seven Points, were held March 9, 2012, at Tomlinson Funeral Home, in Seven Points, with John and Marcia Kendall officiating.
Burial was held at Cedar Creek Memorial Park.
Fetty was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Arkansas, to the Blanche Wallace and John Hite McKay and died March 6, 2012, in Kaufman.
She was the long time owner of International Beauty College in Irving.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Earl Lee Mason and Harold Fetty, son Robert Franklin Mason and 12 siblings.
Survivors include daughters Dorothy Rolinson and husband Darrell of Irving, Ruth Classcock of Mabank, Tami Kearns and husband Randy of Seven Points; stepdaughter Rita Murphy; stepson Larry Fetty; numerous grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one, great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association.
Personal condolences may be posted at

Paul Taylor
Services for Paul W. Taylor, 64, of Payne Springs, were set for March 10, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Taylor was born June 12, 1947, in Nocona, to Helen Gillispie and Carl Taylor and died March 6, 2012.
He was known as “Pepaw” and “Papaw” to his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with his family and worked at the State Fair of Texas for 32 years.
He also enjoyed traveling, scuba diving and listening to music. His hobbies were researching family history, electronics, flying airplanes and entrepreneurship.
He was a Christian man and was a member of the Texas Baptist Men’s Association.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of Payne Springs; daughters Kelly Hunter and husband Michael of Graham, Lindsay Taylor of Fort Worth, Denise Dinkel and husband Dan of Mesquite; his mother; brother Larry Taylor and wife Carol of Conway, Ark.; grandchildren Parker, Nicolas, Ashley, Justin, Sarah, Natalie and Erin; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
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