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Donna Glidewell
Services for Donna Jean Glidewell, known as “Sue” to some but “Granny Donna” to many, were held March 3, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Byron Jones officiating.
Glidewell was born Feb. 4, 1942, to Wilma Pauline Bloomfield and Raymond Charles Ragland and died March 9, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandmother Sallie Mae Blankenship.
She was known to be an avid pen collector.
Survivors include her sons Scotty Jones, Tawakoni; Keith Glidewell, Tool; daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Danny Barnes, Kaufman; grandchildren Amanda Barnes Hinkle, Danny Ray Barnes Jr., Matthew Butler, Michelle Corona, Joshua Butler, Sundie Jones and Christopher Barnes; great-grandchildren Kevin Chafus, Brian Barnes, Allysa Hinkle, Victoria and Nyomi Butler, Gabreila Corona, Brylie Ponton and Selby Butler; stepbrothers and stepsisters Janice, Clifford, Richard, Robert, Nancy and Mike.

Clifford Miller
A private memorial service for Clifford Miller, 67, Eustace, was held at his home under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Miller was born April 1, 1941, in Eustace and died March 10, 2009, in Eustace.
He was preceded in death by his parents Maude Lee Bailey and Robert Henry “Buster” Miller, brother John Henry Miller, sisters Mary Emma Miller and Cherry Belle Rohde.
He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife Christine Miller, Eustace; sons Keith Miller, Athens; Christopher Miller, Eustace; and John Robert Miller, Eustace; daughter Paula Miller, Houston; sisters Joyce Miller and June Kofran; grandchildren Claudia Miller and Brandon Rios; other family members and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.

Robert Taylor
Memorial services for Robert Douglas Taylor, 59, Tool, were held March 11, 2009, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Mesquite with the Rev. Steve Bailey officiating under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp.
Taylor was born Dec. 10, 1949, to Oleta Smith and Robert Calvin Taylor and died March 9, 2009, at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his father and a son Josh Taylor, both in 2002.
Survivors include his wife Sue Taylor, Tool; daughter Jennifer Griffith and husband Jimmy, Forney; grandsons Cord Douglas Guinn and Chase Griffith, both of Forney; mother Oleta Taylor, Mesquite; brother David Taylor, Weatherford; niece Kim Taylor, Stephenville; nephew Kyle Taylor and wife Kaylee, Stephenville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2777 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1025, Dallas, TX 75205.

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.
 


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