No services are scheduled at this time for Syble Modeen Martin, 87, Mabank. Local arrangements are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Martin was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Paducah to the late Nola Lee Stafford and Samuel Elles Young and died March 31, 2008, in Mabank.
She grew up and graduated high school in Terrell. She later married Robert Lavern Martin and moved to Portland, Ore., in 1958. They returned to Grand Prairie, then Eustace, to live on the home place of her mother.
They moved to McKinney, where she worked as a department manager for Wal-Mart. After the death of her husband, she moved to Canton to be near her daughter.
Survivors include daughters Bobbie Barnett and husband John, Canton; Linda Brown and husband Tommy, Rowlett; and Judy Schwander and husband Gus, Venus; son Thomas Martin, Grand Prairie; sisters Oneta Grubbs, Arlington; and Polly Surber, Vernon; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Virginia Anne Cozart, 80, Becker Community, will be held at 11 a.m. April 12, 2008, at the Tolosa Baptist Church, Kemp, under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Cozart was born Dec. 18, 1927, Port Arthur to Anne and Richard H. Crow and died April 2, 2008.
She lived her early years in Port Arthur. She went to San Marcos Baptist Academy for the last two years of high school, where she graduated in September, 1945. There, she met her life’s mate, Billy Owen Cozart, a “town bo.” They were married June 18, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Port Arthur.
She was an active member of Tolosa Baptist Church and was a collector of antique and collectible dolls. She has an award-winning collection. For the past 38 years, she has lived in the Becker Community near Kemp. She was a loving homemaker for her family.
Survivors include her husband of more than 60 years Billy Owen Cozart; sons Bryan Dwayne, Gary Dean and Steven Owen Cozart; grandsons Justin, Jordan and Jared Cozart; granddaughter Misty Dawn Evans; and great-grandson Blaise Evans; and brother Richard H. Crow Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite charities in her memory.
Ben James Johnson
Services for Ben James Johnson, 80, Gun Barrel City, were held April 3, 2008, at the Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City with Ken Maddox officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Johnson was born March 4, 1928, in Bryan County, Okla., to the late Velma and Fred Johnson and died March 30, 2008, in Kaufman.
He worked as a brick mason in construction and was a member of the Beacon Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife Monte Marie Johnson, Arlington; son Freddy and wife Liza Johnson, Arlington; daughter Joni Walters, Athens; brothers Bill and wife Suzanne Johnson, Rockwall; Ray and wife Marie Johnson, Durant, Okla.; sisters Fern Maddera, Levelland; Claudia and husband Argus Hamilton, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Karen Swindler, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services for Jim Carl Floyd, 60, Payne Springs, were held April 3, 2008, at Tomlinson Funeral Chapel in Seven Points with Brother C.E. Patton officiating.
Floyd was born July 11, 1947, in Frisco to the late Dorothy and James Carl Floyd and died March 31, 2008, in Payne Springs.
He worked as a carpenter in construction.
Survivors include his daughters Beckey and husband Billy Traylor, Mabank; Carol and husband Chris Bullard, Payne Springs; son Jim and wife Tiea Floyd, Mabank; brothers James Floyd, Gainsville; Johnny Floyd, Arkansas; Earl Lee Floyd, Oklahoma; Clyde Floyd, Wylie; Charlie Floyd, Caney City; and Eugene Floyd, Tool; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service for Jim Chapman, 79, Mabank, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Chapman was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Saginaw, Mich., and died March 30, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of New Port Richey, Fla., he had resided in Mabank since 1996 and was of the Lutheran faith. He was an automobile painter.
Survivors include his niece Dr. Darlene Button, Plymouth, Mich.; great-niece Dr. Heather Ulrich, South Carolina; nephew Dennis L. Chapman, San Angelo; and sister-in-law Joy Chapman, Payne Springs.
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