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Alta Rocha
Graveside services for Alta Rocha, 94, Mesquite, were held April 6, 2011, at Kemp Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 15, 1917, in Gatesville to Ida Yates and Roscoe Livingston and died April 3, 2011, in Wills Point.
Rocha will be remembered as being a great cook for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Barney Rocha.
Survivors include daughter Geraldine Kuykendall, Mesquite; grandchildren Vicki Jones and husband Rick, Edgewood; Debbie Jackson and husband Will; Wills Point; Ronda Sharpless and husband Melvin; Mesquite; brother Paul Livingston and wife Kay; Cleburne; James Livingston and wife Linda, Greenville; sister Yvonne Jensen, Athens; seven great-great-grandchildren and four great-great-great-grandchildren.

Nancy Bridges
Services for Nancy Ann Bridges, 54, Red Oak, were held April 7, 2011, at Anderson Clayton Chapel in Kemp.
Bridges was born July 1, 1956, in Dallas to Pauline Smith and Jimmy Feemster and died April 3, 2011, in Red Oak.
She was an extraordinary wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
Bridges strived to give a helping hand at every opportunity and make the best of life.
Her grandchildren were her world and she loved every minute that she spent with them. Just seeing the great smiles upon their faces lit up her day and carried her through the next.
Bridge’s optimism and ray of hope showed brightly for all to see, and it will continue on in the hearts of all those she has touched so deeply.
The joy of her in our lives will forever be remembered.
She was preceded in death by her father and son Derrek Bridges.
Survivors include her husband, Garry Bridges, Red Oak; daughter Kristi Todd and husband Jimmie, Plano; grandchildren Nicholas and Aiden Todd, Plano; Lealon Wayne Bridges, Slidell, La.; mother Pauline Feemster, Kemp; sister Treva Lane, Seven Points; brothers Jim Feemster, Midlothian; Steve Feemster, Red Oak; and mother-in-law Wilma Bridges and husband Eugene, Terrell.

Helen Kilman
Services for Helen Kilman, 92, Malakoff, were held April 9, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Malakoff with Bro. Jerry Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Old Concord Cemetery in Greenville, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
She was born June 12, 1918, in Lockland to Rosa Lee Scott and Robert McLain and died April 6, 2011, in Athens.
Kilman graduated from Cross Roads High School in 1936.
She married Dr. P.T. Kilman in 1974. She was employed at Kilman Hospital in Malakoff as Dr. Kilman’s nurse for more than 22 years.
Kilman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Mack, Gordon, Purvis, Alton and Linder; sisters Annie, Jessie and Pauline; half-brothers Sam, Ernest, Buford and Lannis.
Survivors include sons Kevin Kilman and wife Lisa; Kyle Kilman and wife Lynne; sister Bessie Hazel McLain; grandchildren Broc, Patrick, Abigail and Augustus Kilman; great-grandchildren Caden and Addysson Kilman.
Pallbearers were Broc Kilman, Patrick Kilman, Jary Dan Hustead, Page Durocher, Randy Lee and Bob Dosser.

Ruth Craft
Graveside services for Ruth Craft, 90, were held April 6, 2011, at Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Henry Pearson officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Craft was born May 28, 1920, in Athens to Bobbie Gordon and Clint Davis and died April 4, 2011, in Henderson County.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Tobe Craft.
Survivors include sons Bob Craft and wife Suzanne; Jimmy Craft; daughter Virginia Harris and husband Ken; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; other family members and friends.
 

 

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