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Jenny Dickerson
A memorial service for Jenny Lee Dickerson, Quinlan, will be held Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City with Robert Henry officiating.
Dickerson was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Dallas and died March 3, 2009, in Rowlett.
She was a homemaker.

Richard Current
Memorial services for Richard Lee Current, 59, Mabank will be held at a later date under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home in Athens.
Current was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Dallas and died March 6, 2009.

Ronald Gilmore
Memorial services for Ronald George Gilmore, 70, Eustace, will be held at a later date under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home in Athens.
Gilmore was born April 1, 1938, in Duluth, Minn. and died March 7, 2009, in Eustace.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and grandson Johnathan.
Survivors include his wife Pat; children Debbie, Ronald Jr., Sherrie, Richard and Julie; five sisters; three brothers; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Laura Bryant
Graveside services for Laura Ann Bryant, 58, Mabank, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Cedar Creek Memorial Park with the Rev. Don Bell officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Bryant was born Sept. 15, 1950, in Dallas to JoAnn and Billy C. Sands and died March 6, 2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her mother JoAnn Thompson Sands, aunt Maxine Holmes and grandmother Virginia Thompson.
She was a member of the Lakeview Assembly of God Church, a devout Christian, prayer warrior and partner in the Kenneth Copeland and Keith Moore Ministries.
She grew up in Dallas and graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for nearly 40 years.
She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed gardening, antiques, birds and tea parties wit the grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband Roger Dale Bryant Sr., Mabank; son Roger Dale Bryant Jr., Mabank; daughter and son-in-law Cari and David Meiners, Canton; father Billy C. Sands, Canton; brothers and sisters-in-law Chris and Marlana Sands, Canton; and Mark and Jan Sands, Richardson; grandchildren Morgan Bryant, Jacob Meiners, MaKensey Bryant, Joshua Meiners and Loren Bryant; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Billy Weaver
Services for Billy A. Weaver, 76, Dallas, were held March 9, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel wit the Revs. Jeff Campbell and Terry Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Weaver was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Eustace and died March 6, 2009, in Dallas.
He was an electrical technician and retired in 1992. He had lived in Eustace for 43 years and was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Patsy Weaver, Dallas; sisters Irene Smith and Lucille Curtis, both of Dallas; mother-in-law Olean Moseley, Dallas; sisters-in-law Christine Allen, Eustace; and Susie Ward, Dallas; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were John T. Allen Jr., David R. Allen, Larry Moseley, Mike Hughes, James Moseley and Carl Moseley.
Honorary pallbearers were Greg Smith, Glen Williams, Gary Gore, Thomas Pugh and Don Curtis.

Betty St. John Jones
A memorial service celebrating the life of Betty Jean St. John Jones, 78, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank
The Rev. Chris Schoolcraft will officiate.
She passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, March 7, 2009.
She was born Nov. 18, 1930 in Nutley, N.J.
She grew up in the New Jersey-Maryland-Pennsylvania area before attending Ohio Wesleyan University and University of Pennsylvania Nursing School.
She married Thomas P. Jones III of Wilkes Barre, Pa. and relocated to San Antonio, in 1953.
Her eldest son Benjamin (Ben) John was born in San Antonio in 1957 and after moving to Irving her youngest son, Thomas Peter IV was born in Dallas in 1958.
She raised her children in Irving where she was a long time member of Las Colinas Country Club where she enjoyed swimming, tennis and golf.
She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Irving and volunteered her time at Irving Community Hospital.
In 1990 she relocated to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania to the town of Nuremburg.
After nine years she returned to Texas to be close to her sons and their families, enjoying her home on Cedar Creek Lake in Gun Barrel City.
Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mabank and sang in both the Chancel and Saints Alive Choirs.
She delivered Meals on Wheels for more than 30 years out of Irving, Nuremburg and Gun Barrel City.
She was the treasurer of the Loon Bay POA and the Mabank Area Good Samaritans for three years.
She loved to make quilts and afghans, read and do crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her sister Margaret (Peggy) O’Neill of Jacksonville, Fla.; sons Ben and wife Stephanie of North Richland Hills; and Tom and wife Denise of Dallas; and her five special grandchildren Matthew, Alexis, Erica, Jenna and Meredith; and her beloved cat Chloe.
Flowers or donations in her memory may be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Mabank.

Ellen Miller
Services for Ellen Miller, 79, Mabank, were held March 9, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Sapp officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Miller was born July 14, 1929, in Styx and died March 5, 2009, in Kemp.
She lived in Mabank most of her life and retired as a nursing aide from the Mabank Nursing Home in 2005. She was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her son Glen Miller, Colonial Beach, Va.; daughter Lavada Adams, Mabank; brother Anson Lockwood, Galveston; sisters Viola Mitchell, Mabank; and Janie Busby, Mabank; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jessie Miller, Tyson Miller, Danny Miller, Alex Adams, Dereck Adams and Zach Adams.

Natalie Baker
Memorial services for Natalie Wade Baker, 75, Tool, are pending under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Baker was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Dallas to the late Natalie and William Columbus Wade and died March 7, 2009, in Tool.
Survivors include her daughter Rhonda and husband Milton Peterson, Tool; son Rick and wife Emma Curtis, Gun Barrel City; niece Elaine Shriner; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


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