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William Ingram Sr.
Services for William “Bill” Marshall Ingram Sr, 91, were held April 10, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City.
Ingram was born Feb. 27, 1920, in Batesville, Miss., to Ruth Busby and Will Ingram and died April 6, 2011.
While living in Batesville, Miss., Ingram met and married Lois Henry. The couple had three children Bill Jr., Jimmie Ruth and Leslie Wayne.
Ingram eagerly joined the Army during World War II to fight for his country and served in Italy until the end of the war.
After the end of their marriage, Ingram moved from Batesville, Miss., to Dallas.
He met his future bride, Pat Lipsey, while he owned the Esso Service Station on Scyene Road. She lived across the street with her parents.
He and Pat married a year later on June 5, 1953. Mrs. Ingram had a son named James Wayne from her previous marriage whom “Bill” loved as his own.
One year later, Keith Duane Ingram was born on July 4, 1954. Three years later, Mona Elizabeth Ingram was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1957.
Ingram was introduced to the tire business when he went to work at Transtate Tire Company in Hutchins.
He later started his own business named Bill’s Tire Sales. He worked in the tire business in one form or another up to the age of 88.
While living in Dallas, he rededicated his life to Christ and became a very active member at Bethany Baptist Church.
He served in the church doing benevolence, teaching Sunday School and evangelistic crusades.
In 1976, Ingram and his wife went to Oslo, Norway on an Evangelistic Crusade with the church group.
In 1994, the couple moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area and joined the First Baptist Church.
He was a very faithful member until his health kept him at home most of the time.
Ingram loved the peaceful Cedar Creek Lake life and his many friends he made there.
He was preceded in death by sons Bill Ingram Jr. and Keith Ingram; and grandchildren Shane Ingram and Sandra Lopez.
Survivors include his wife and soul mate, Pat Ingram, Cedar Creek Lake; sons Leslie Ingram and wife Shiann, Wills Point; James Lipsey and wife Marsha, Flower Mound; daughters Jimmie Ruth Williams and husband Travis, Batesville, Miss.; Mona Hernandez, Southlake; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
He will be forever loved and greatly missed.

Winford Oden
Services for Winford E. “Bince” Oden, 85, were held April 11, 2011, at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas.
Oden was born July 5, 1925 in Scottsboro, Ala., to Clara and Jim Oden and died April 8, 2011.
He spent 13 years in the Merchant Marines.
Oden owned and operated Oden Electric in the D/FW area.
Upon retiring, he moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area, where he became a real estate broker by attending Trinity Valley Community College in Athens.
While running a successful real estate business, he also became a life member of the Optimist Club, acquired Noble Grand status in the Ennis IOOF Loge No. 227 and served five years on the West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District board of directors.
Oden loved people and was known and loved by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Georgia Oden; son Bruce Oden; daughter Elizibeth Ann Oden; and grandson Quincy Crawford.
Survivors include sister Janice Rozmiarek, brother-in-law Eugene Rozmiarek; nieces Debbie McGuire and husband Mac; Karen Holland and husband Rick; and other family members.

Steve Bufkin
Services for Steve Lewis Bufkin, 56, Kemp, were held April 16, 2011, at Anderson Clayton Brothers Chapel in Kemp.
He was born Dec. 22, 1954, in Dallas to Dean Carter and Gene Bufkin and died April 9, 2011, in Kaufman.
Bufkin will be remembered as the clown in social gatherings and was a surrogate father to everybody.
He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles.
Bufkin also served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Francis and Jim Bufkin and daughter Jessica Bufkin.
Survivors include his parents of Kemp; daughter Jennifer Bufkin, Granby, Colo.; brother Doug Bufkin and wife Trish, Pensacola, Fla.; and best friend Carol Bufkin, Granby, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

C.C. Chadwick
Services for C.C. Chadwick, 84, Mabank, were held April 14, 2011, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Chadwick was born July 24, 1926, in Dallas to Allie B. and Clarence N. Chadwick and died April 11, 2011, in Mabank.
He was a veteran of World War II and had a love for his country.
Chadwick was a machinist at T.I. and several other companies until his retirement from Dallas Independent School District.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City where he enjoyed singing in the Hallelujah and Sanctuary choirs.
Chadwick was involved with the Mabank Good Samaritans, Care-N-Share of Gun Barrel City and Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Doris Chadwick.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Chadwick; sons Steve Brown and wife Becky; Larry Chadwick and wife CiCi; stepson Bobby Bennett; grandchildren Nancy, Richard, Casey, Ben, Amanda and Bethany; great-grandchildren Nieko, Nya, Emilio, Phoenix, Cabriel, Ethan and Zanth.

Wilbure Starrett
Memorial services for Wilbure Dean Starrett, 72, Gun Barrel City, are scheduled for a later date.
Starrett was born Sept. 4, 1938, in Como to Olene Seymore and William Howard Starrett and died April 8, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Louise Starrett; children Brenda Jumper, Wallace Starrett, Rhonda Gordon and her companion Jimmie Carroll, William Starrett and wife Missy, Cynthia Tobar and husband Junior; mother Olene Wilson; brothers Gerald Don Starrett and wife Chris; Terry Starrett and wife Annie; aunt and uncle Veta and James Harper; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.

Mary Christian
Services for Mary Madeline “Maddie” Christian, 84, Mabank, were held April 8, 2011, at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Christian was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Huntington, W. V., to Ida Mae Howard and Harry Donald Norris and died April 4, 2011, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack Dempsey Christian Sr.; son Ricky Dale Christian; a brother and four sisters.
Survivors include children Donna Gail Christian, Jack Dempsey Chrisitan Jr. and wife Pamela; brother Harry Donald Norris Jr. and wife Kay; sister-in-law Kelly Irene Christian; grandchildren Jeremy McCutcheon and wife Karla; Jason McCutcheon and wife Mariah; Jennifer Gorom and husband Richard; Michael Christian and wife Amanda; Caitlin, Travis and Hannah Christian; great-grandchildren Justin and Hailey McCutcheon; very special friend Joe Kelly; numerous other family members and many friends.

David Davis
Services for David Lee Davis, 55, Mabank, were held April 15, 2011, at Locust Grove Cemetery in the Hiram Community with Bro. Jimmy Davis officiating.
Davis was born Oct. 23, 1955, to Meda Ruby Winchester and Lonnie Carl Davis and died April 12, 2011, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alan, Bunk, William and Carl Davis; and sister Rita Jo Davis.
Survivors include brothers Ricky Davis, Burnett; Meredith “Auggie” Davis and wife Amy, Canton; sister-in-law Cathy Ann Davis, Little Elm; nieces Cathy Lynn Thompson, Sherry Hawk, Michelle, Crystal, Bailey and Kelly Davis; nephews J.R., Carl, Bubba, Waylon, Cody, Richard and Zack Davis; numerous other family members and many friends.
 

 

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