Obituaries

     
    Racine Tankersley
Services for Racine M. Tankersley, 82, Burleson, were held March 28, 2007, at Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City with Ken Maddox officiating. Interment was in Tarver Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Tankersley was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Van Zandt County and died March 25, 2007, in Fort Worth.
He lived in Mabank for 28 years and moved to Burleson in 2006. He was a member of the Beacon Church of Christ and loved playing dominos. He retired from Vought Corporation in 1980 after more than 32 years service and was married Feb. 3, 1946.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 1356 in Grand Prairie.
Survivors include his wife Vaunola Tankersley, Burleson; sons Ronnie Tankersley and wife Linda, Phalba; Marty Keith Tankersley and wife Marguerette, Galveston; Kerry Tankersley and wife Teressa, Ponder; and Luther Tankersley and wife Vicki, Terrell; daughters Fama Harris and husband Rodney, Sunset; and Lajuana Bilger and husband Kenneth, Alvarado; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerrod Tankersley, Jason Tankersley, Toni Moore, Robby Moore, Chad Bilger and Jason Lee Tankersley.

Shirley Edwards
Services for Shirley Allen Edwards, 59, Tool, were held March 27, 2007, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Rusty Ryon officiating. Interment was in Malakoff Cemetery.
Edwards was born Feb. 14, 1948, in Athens to the late Elvis Wiley and Edna Ramona Harris Allen and died March 24, 2007, in a Tyler hospice.
She was a graduate of Carrollton High School and resided in Irving 35 years before moving to Tool four years ago.
Survivors include her husband Murray Edwards, Tool; son Glenn Murray and his wife Anna, Irving; brothers Elvis W. Allen and his wife Connie, Billy Ray Allen and his wife Lisa, all of Athens; grandchildren Kaylee and Celeste Edwards.
Pallbearers were Mark McCrary, Todd Sagrades, Chris Allen, Danny Ventrca, Derek Allen, Wesley Allen and Fred Foley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leukemia Research American Cancer society, 8900 Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247.

Neta Mooney
Services for Neta Mooney, 63, Canton, were held March 27, 2007, at Cedar Creek Memorial Park with the Rev. James McWhorter officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mooney was born May 21, 1943, in Coppell and died March 23, 2007, in Canton. She was preceded in death by her father Jessie McDonald, sisters Mary Catherine Jonas, Carolyn Kay Smith and Linda Sue McDonald and stepfather R.B. Jonas Sr.
Previously of Mesquite, she was a homemaker and lived in Canton since 2000. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband Gary Ray Mooney; son Donald Ramsey and wife Sandy; daughters Pamela Bircher and husband Brian; and Laurie Hawkins and husband Richard; sisters Jackie McQueen and husband Ray; and Terry Phillips and husband Clay; brothers Ronald McDonald and wife Anita; R.B. Jonas and wife Carla; and Doyle Gene Jonas; mother Annie Francis Jonas; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 14 nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Mike McQueen, Jeff McQueen, Chad McDonald, Hayden Jonas, John Simpson and Jeff Simpson.

Dale McAbee-Thompson
Services for Dale McAbee-Thompson, 90, Eustace, were held March 28, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Lester Reagan officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery in Eustace under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McAbee-Thompson was born Jan. 19, 1917, in Henderson County and died March 25, 2007, in Athens. Her husbands, Hollis McAbee and Marvin Thompson, preceded her in death.
Previously of Dallas, she was a homemaker and had lived in Eustace for 27 years. She was a member of the Eustace Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughter Nelda Danforth, Eustace; brother Weldon Barnett, Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren Susan Stephens, Mesquite; and Kimberly Danforth, Garland; great-grandchildren Whitney Frankum, Mesquite; Caitlyn Stephens, Mesquite; great-great grandchildren Alaina Stephens, Mesquite; Taylor Harrison, Mesquite; stepdaughter Kathryn and Pete Harville, Athens; stepgrandson Lynn and Meagan Harville, Murchison; stepgranddaughters Lisa Harville, Houston; and Leigh Ann Harville, Oklahoma City, Okla.; stepgreat-grandson Gray Harville, Murchison; stepgreat-granddaughter Abby Harville, Tyler; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boles Childrens Home, 7065 Love, Quinlan, TX 75474.

Boyd Smith
A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Boyd Smith, 86, Prairieville.
Smith was born June 20, 1920, in Talco and died March 24, 2007, in Prairieville. Services will be under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was a diesel mechanic and veteran of the U.S. Army 5th Cavalry Division during World War II.
He had lived in Prairieville for the past 30 years and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his sons Larry E. Smith and wife Cathy, Brownwood; Kenneth Smith and wife Janet, Stephenville; and Daryl Smith and wife Lisa, Gustine; daughter Sherrie Smith Patterson and husband Mark, Dallas; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, other family members, friends and dear friend Mary Bailey.

James Alan Guill III
Services for James Alan Guill III were held March 20, at Tarver Cemetery in Van Zandt County with the Rev. Don Teague officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Guill was born and died March 17, 2007, in Dallas.
Survivors include his mother Gennie Lynn Horton, Dallas; father James Alan Guill Jr., Mabank; brother Trenton James Guill, Mabank; sister Makayla Guill, Mabank; half-brother Hayden Glen Guill, Gun Barrel City; maternal grandfather Toby Horton, Dallas; paternal grandparent James Alan Guill and wife Candy, Gun Barrel City; maternal great-grandmother Sally Horton, Dallas; paternal great-grandmothers Evelyn Teague, Gun Barrel City: and Betty Guill, Torrance, Calif.

James Alan Guill IV
Services for James Alan Guill IV were held March 20, at Tarver Cemetery in Van Zandt County with the Rev. Don Teague officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Guill was born and died March 17, 2007, in Dallas.
Survivors include his mother Gennie Lynn Horton, Dallas; father James Alan Guill Jr., Mabank; brother Trenton James Guill, Mabank; sister Makayla Guill, Mabank; half-brother Hayden Glen Guill, Gun Barrel City; maternal grandfather Toby Horton, Dallas; paternal grandparent James Alan Guill and wife Candy, Gun Barrel City; maternal