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March 13, 2011

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Taddie Ewing
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 last detail.
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 associations.
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 Jr.
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 Ragon Jr.

Myrtle Banks
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.
- Haywood

Jimmie Jones
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 others.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star in World War II.
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.


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