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  Wolfgang Lettgen
Services for Wolfgang Lettgen, 47, were held Friday March 19, 2010, at Moorhead-Epps Memorial Chapel.
Lettgen was born June 12, 1962, in Neuss, Germany to Edeltraud Inge Barth and Lorenz Henrich Lettgen and died March 2, 2010, in Seven Points.
His mother and a sister preceded him in death.
He was a happy and outgoing man who enjoyed sailing and being around the water. He once sailed solo around the world.
Survivors include his wife Gola Michelle Lettgen; children Casey, Camron, Cody and Corey Niette; father Lorenz Lettgen; numerous nephews, nieces, other family members and many friends.

Ashley Ward
Services for Ashley Michelle Ward, 26, Mabank, were held Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Mabank with the Revs. L.H. “Hamp” Manning, Danny Cope and John Smith officiating. Burial was held in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Ward was born Jan. 10, 1984, in Kaufman to Sonya Ivey and Eric Ward and died March 14, 2010, in Athens.
She was born with Dandy Walker Syndrome, a rare brain malformation. She continually fought through her illnesses here on earth and is now in heaven with a new body and no more pain.
She was preceded in death by her beloved dog Pudge, great-grandparents Lucille and Don Blasingame, Lila Wee and Robert Henry Warren, Jeanette and Wilbor Lee, great-grandfather Shelton Ward, great-grandmother Ledell Lee Spears, great-aunt Lola Mae Walker, Godson Nick Stone and special aunt Sally Gilmore.
She graduated from Mabank High School in 2002, where she was an active member of Future Home-Makers of America, the school choir, student council and vice president of TAFE.
Her senior year she was Principal Mark Albin’s student aide.
She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed football, baseball, basketball and was a big fan of the WWE, meeting several professional wrestlers and other celebrities, including Justin Timberlake, Wayne Newton, John Cena and Pink.
She enjoyed meeting celebrities, collecting many autographs.
She was a loving, caring and giving person who worked with the Angel Tree Program through the Salvation Army and helped her mother with her home day care, “Sony School.”
Survivors include her parents Sonya and Eric Ward, Mabank; sister Amber Kimball and husband Jason, Richardson; nephew Lex Ward Kimball, who she loved like her own; grandparents Emma and Bobby Ward, Larue; and Lila and James Lee, Mesquite; great-grandmother Margie Ward, Paris; special dog and companion Ranger; uncle Brad Ward and wife Anna; aunts Gail Crowe and husband Darren; Sherry Hogle and fiancé Kenneth; Vicki Griffis and husband Sammy; and Shannon Denton and husband Craig; uncles Ron, Jimmy and Lonnie Ivey; cousins Brady Ward, Cody Roof, Karah Gilbert, Blaine and Brooke Crowe, and Zoe and Jake Denton; godmother Lisa Davis; lifelong best friend Crystal Steel, serving in the U.S. Army in Korea; special friends Penny Ralfs, Chester, England; and Brandon Hood, Mabank; numerous friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dandy-Walker Alliance, 10325 Kensington Parkway, Suite 384, Kensington, MD 20895, www.dandy-walker.org. or the Salvation Army, Angel Tree project at P.O. Box 602, Mabank, TX 75147 www.salvationarmy.org.

Wendell Fincher
Services for Wendell Thomas Fincher, 71, Mesquite, were held March 20, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Ivey officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Fincher was born Nov. 8, 1938, in Dallas and died March 18, 2010, in Mesquite.
He was preceded in death by his parents Melba and George Fincher and mother Lula Belle Bowman.
He had resided in Mesquite for the past 27 years and retired from Consolidated Freightways. He was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife Chevetta “Beridean” Fincher, Mesquite; son James Thomas Fincher and wife Pam, Mesquite; daughters Sheila Darlene Norman and husband Tommy, Mesquite; and Sherri Denise See and husband Ken, Mesquite; two brothers and one sister; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one on the way.
Pallbearers were Tommy Norman, William Ball, Michael Williams, Stephen Williams, Larry Fincher and Jimmy Weatherbe.

Lorene Horn
Services for Lorene Haynes Horn “Granny,” 96, Malakoff, were held March 20, 2010, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Don Bell and the Rev. Joe Baxter officiating. Interment followed in the Laurel Oaks Cemetery.
Horn was born March 3, 1914, in Talladega County, Ala., and died March 17, 2010, in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William L. Horn, son Calvin, daughter Katherine Jeffries, granddaughter Brenda Hamilton and great-grandson Gavin Gallops.
Survivors include sons Robert Horn, Lancaster; and Kenneth Horn, Sylacauga, Ala.; daughters Lulabelle Isbell, Sylacauga, Ala.; and Carol Gallops, Malakoff; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Greg Horn, Rodney Horn, Milton Frazier, Charles R. Isbell, Tommy Robinson, Warren Hamilton and Scott Vick.

Beverly Ann Reneau
A memorial service is planned for Beverly Ann Reneau, 76, Tool, at the Providence Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, with Pastor Tobey Clements officiating under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City. Visitation is planned immediately following the service.
Reneau died Feb. 19, 2010, at the East Texas Medical Center in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her brother Frank Augustus Switzer Jr., daughter Sherry Lynn Peters and stepson Richard Reneau.
She saw the positive and humorous side of every situation and could always bring a smile to your face. She enjoyed live and loved people.
She retired from Texas Instruments and was a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Tool.
Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Mearl Dee Reneau; sons Gary Peters and wife Susan, and Scott Peters and wife Carol, Wisconsin; sister Susan Dolata and husband Michael, North Carolina; stepson Michael Reneau and wife Carlene, Texas; grandchildren Heidi Peters Green and husband Gilbert, Wisconsin; Heather Peters, Washington; Christopher, Sophia and Jennifer Peters, all of Wisconsin; Tammy Gibson, Texas; Scott Reneau and wife Michelle, Texas; great-grandchildren Giovanni Green, Courtney and Cheyanne Gibson and Kayle Reneau.

Elizabeth Love
Graveside services for Elizabeth Ann Love, 75, Eustace, were held March 19, 2010, in the Elm Grove Cemetery with Andre Ward officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Love was born Aug. 9, 1934, in Malvern, Ark., to Dora Holt and Julius Fisher and died March 16, 2010, at her home in Eustace.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jimmy J. Love and son Carl E. Love.
Survivors include her daughter, Anna Milburn, Eustace; son-in-law Neal Gremillion, Eustace; son Edward James, Arkansas; sister Norma Love; and one grandchild.

Harold Reynolds
Services for Harold Reynolds, 85, Payne Springs, were held March 24, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial was at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Reynolds was born July 30, 1924, in Dallas and died March 20, 2010, in Payne Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents Maude and Thomas Henry Reynolds, sisters Estelle Martin and Beatrice Hall and brother Thomas Henry Reynolds Jr.
Previously of Duncanville, he had resided in Payne Springs since 1993 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Eustace and retired from Harold Reynolds Excavating Inc.
He was involved in the Dallas County Sheriff’s Posse under Bill Decker and was a lifetime member of the Dallas Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 7843.
Survivors include his wife Iris Reynolds, Mabank; son Ray Reynolds; stepson Kevin Harris and wife Kathie, Waxahachie; granddaughter Alyssa Harris, Waxahachie; sister-in-law Margaret Reynolds; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Ron Taylor, Brent Germany, Jeff Germany, Monnie Barron, Gary Williamson and Bill Ansley.
Honorary pallbearers were Luke Shafer and Frank Ramirez.


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