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  Becky Curry
Services for Becky Jan Curry, 58, Gun Barrel City, were held March 13, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Canton.
Curry was born Oct. 27, 1951, in Dallas to the late Mozelle and James Reeves and died March 8, 2010, at the Hospice of East Texas surrounded by family.
She was preceded in death by her brother Paul Mac Sutton.
Survivors include her son Chris Curry; daughter Amber McClintock; daughter Nikki Herell and husband Lance; grandchildren Ryan Curry, Peyton Groom, Brenden McClintock and Drew McClintock; great-grandchild Preston Curry; brother Ronnie Reeves; sister Neita Bohmaker and husband Steve; numerous nieces, nephews, dear family and special friends.

Stanley Williams
Services for longtime coach and teacher Stanley Gene Williams, 54, Edgewood, were held March 13, 2010, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with Father Rich Towers officiating
Williams was born to Bobbi Webb and D.G. “Hoss” Williams in Athens and died March 9, 2010, peacefully at his home in Edgewood.
He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents Mary and Jim Williams, Ivo and Gene Webb and uncle Larry Webb.
He grew up in Canton and graduated from high school in 1974. He was a loyal Texas Aggie, earning a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1978.
During his 31 year career, he taught and coached at Kerrville, Canton, Mabank, Palestine Westwood and Edgewood. His golf teams won two consecutive state championships in 2006-07. He retired in January.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years Nancy; daughter Kelsey and son Toby; father “Hoss” Williams; brothers Mike Williams and family and Lance Williams and family; aunt Margie Webb and family; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were lifelong friends Jimmy Frederick, Kerry Starnes, Kim Townsend, Doug Williams, Rusty Wilson, Dale Clemments, Mike Creel, Kerry Bourne and Randy Bennett.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

Melanie Dickenson
Graveside services for Melanie Dawn Dickenson, 37, Dallas, were held March 12, 2010, at the Malakoff Cemetery with Dan Jackson officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Dickenson was born March 16, 1972, in Bakersville, Calif., and died March 8, 2010, in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Marlene Fisher and Roger Almond.
She was employed as a nurses aide.
Survivors include her sons Chad Lee and Cody Ray Crawford and Travis and Joshua Pritchett; sisters Elizabeth Winkles and husband Larry Jr.; Kristi Simone and Tara Moore; brother Jessie Almond; grandmother Annie McGill; best friend Jimmy Crawford.

Kelvin Toliver
Services for Kelvin Dewayne “DJ Earthquake” Toliver, 45, Malakoff, were held March 13, 2010, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathaniel Carter officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Toliver was born Dec. 2, 1964, in Athens and died March 4, 2010, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his father John Edward Toliver, brother Kerry Toliver and mother-in-law Betty Webb.
He graduated from Malakoff High School and married Shirley Webb in 1986. He was a sergeant in the Gurney Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections. He joined New Hope Corinth CME at an early age.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Toliver; mother Stella Bernice Yarbrough Toliver; sisters Denice Toliver Eldridge and husband Byron, Palestine; and Sharla Toliver Smith and husband Larry, Malakoff; brothers DeShawn Garnerway, Kerens; and Jason Brown, Malakoff; nephews and nieces Bryson Brown and wife Emma, Malakoff; Brandon Toliver, Palestine; Unterrious Toliver, Mabank; Bradley Smith, Malakoff; Latavious Toliver, Mabank; Larisha Smith, Malakoff; and Kerrian Toliver, Malakoff; special friends Vivian Oliver and Zatayvia Taylor; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Pallbearers were Dwayne Grayer, Darryl Brown, Kenneth Brown, John Brown, Rodney Larry, Tonnetta Toliver, Cedric Yarbrough, Barry Killingsworth, Kenneth Frazer, Benjamin Jackson and Jerry Barron.



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