Arrangements for Taddie Odell Ewing, 80, Mabank, are pending.
Ewing was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Cooper to Alma Chappin and Marshall Odell
Ewing and died March 7, 2011, in Tyler.
He lived his life with grace and strength. He dictated his passing to the
Ewing was surrounded by the love of his family and his legacy of living
right will last well beyond his passing. He will be greatly missed.
He started his adult life at 17 with a job at Overhead Door. He advanced to
plant manager where he worked for more than 45 years.
Ewing was a self-made man who was always willing to help with any project of
his family, friends or church.
He was an avid coon-hunter and served as president of several coon-hunting
Ewing was an Elder and a devoted member of Faith Bible Church in Roddy.
He and his wife, Rosie, moved to Mabank from Grand Prairie in 1983, where
together they built the home they resided in until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sons David Ewing and Sammy Long
Survivors include his wife, Rosie Ewing, Mabank; children Billy Long and
wife Judy of Bannon, Calif.; Carolyn Hines and husband Jack, Mabank; Robert
Long and wife Patricia, Jacksboro; Ronald Long, Graham; Steve Ewing and wife
Cathy, Irving; Cheryl Needham and husband Ken, Canton; Wayne Ewing and wife
Vicky, Irving; and Deborah Harley and husband Olan, Mabank.
“Pa-Paw” was very much loved by his 28 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren
and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Randy Herrin, Jack Hines Jr., Robert Long Jr., Richard
Long, Christopher Ewing and John Holley. The honorary pallbearer is Bobby
Services for Myrtle Lou Banks, 85, Mabank, were held March 2, 2011, at the
First Assembly of God Church in Mabank with the Rev. Royce Barker
officiating. Interment followed in the Payne Springs Cemetery, under the
direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Banks was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Payne Springs to Lillie Spells and Charles
F. Dickerson and died Feb. 27, 2011, in Athens.
Banks was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers.
Survivors include her husband, James Haywood Banks, Mabank; sisters Minnie
Walden of Mesquite, and Mae Pearl Lacy and husband Bill of Payne Springs;
numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and many friends.
In the year 1940, while I was living at Pauline, a lady preacher and a cute
blonde-haired girl came and visited our church. They held an Assembly of God
Revival. The weather was hot so we moved the piano to the double doors of
the church. I led the singing for the revival. It was then when the pretty
blonde and I made eye contact. That was the beginning of a love affair. We
never lost that love, although we went our separate ways – we never forgot
each other. I love you Myrtle.
Services for Jimmie Jones, 90, Terrell, were held March 10, 2011, at the
First Baptist Church of Eustace with the Rev. L.T. Sherman officiating.
Interment followed in the Moorhead Melton Cemetery in Eustace, under the
direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank.
Jones was born Jan. 11, 1921, in Eustace to Aletha Lee and John Henry and
died March 7, 2011, in Terrell.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eustace.
Jones was always happy and upbeat. He loved to drive his truck and help
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star in World War
Jones married Byrldean Graham and was a faithful husband for 68 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Dercie Derwin Jones; and
sister Matte Mildred Bobbitt.
Survivors include his wife, Bryldean Graham Jones, Terrell; sons Gerald
Jones and wife Rae, Wylie; Steven Jones and wife Susan, Paula, Kan.;
daughters Jimmie Carter, Mansfield; Nancy Adams and husband David, Terrell;
Marla Kay Osborn and husband Jim, San Antonio; 11 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and
nephews; other relatives and friends.