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  Lee Van Winkle
Services for Lee Ammon Van Winkle, 69, were held April 15, 2010, at the Moorhead Family Memorial Chapel in Gun Barrel City with Brother Jerry Burney officiating. Interment was in King Cemetery in Aley Community.
Van Winkle was born Sept. 3, 1940, in Baltimore, Md., to Virginia Talbot and Lee Ammon Van Winkle Sr. and died April 11, 2010, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Henry Van Winkle and sister Elizabeth Van Winkle.
He managed and played lead guitar and was lead singer with the The Shadow’s Four, Ltd. band
He was a veteran of the Special Forces, serving in Vietnam.
He resided in Seven Points was a businessman who owned and operated a bowling alley, sold insurance and drove a truck for Stevens Transport and C.F.I.
Survivors include his dear companion Karen Sharpe; daughters Brandy McCallie and Sham Bartlett and husband Robert; grandchildren Scottie McCallie, Shalyn McCallie, Miranda Pidgue and Rebel Ray Bartlett; great-granddaughter Nevaeh McCallie; brothers William “Bill” Van Winkle and David Van Winkle; sisters Barbara Cokerell, Jane Harding, and Margaret Bailey; the mother of his children Marsha Van Winkle; other loving family members and many longtime friends.

Charles Gregory
Services for Charles Lee Gregory, 85, Mabank, were held April 14, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Myers officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gregory was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Whitehall and died April 11, 2010, in the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dover and M.L. Gregory, wife Nell Gregory, daughter Vicki Hughey and brother Homer Gregory.
He had resided in Mabank most of his life and was a member of the Merchant Marines. He was Baptist by faith and was a loving husband, father and terrific “Bap-Bap.”
Survivors include son Todd Gregory, Dallas; grandson John Hughey, Fort Worth; granddaughter Angie Howard; sisters Elizabeth Paschall, Mabank; and Stella McAfee, Mabank; brothers Joe Gregory, Mabank; and Jack Gregory, Sherman; three great-great grandchildren other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Dick Bramblett, Cleve Howell, Wayne Anthony, Stan Williams, Don McAfee and Paul Sutton.

Janet Bovis
Services for Janet Louise Bovis, 53, were held April 3, 2010, at the Moorhead Family Memorial Chapel with Brother Tommy Merchant officiating.
Bovis was born Nov. 9, 1956, and died March 29, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Pleake, brother Steve Bovis and sister Renee Janes.
She loved her son Jeremy and made friends everywhere she went.
Although she had many struggles, she was full of life and gave of herself to so many. We are grateful of the many people over the years who have reached out to help her.
Thank you for sharing in the celebration Just as she embraced everyone, we embrace Janet in our hearts.
Survivors include her son, Jeremy Dwayne Bovis; brother Phillip Bovis and wife Karen; sister Carolyn Jeffery; father Erving Bovis; nieces Cassie Honea and Melissia Honea; stepfather Cliff Pleake; nephews Phillip Bovis Jr. and Dylan Jeffery; a host of other friends and family.

John Elliott
Memorial services for John Elliott Jr., 56, Kemp, are planned for a later date at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Elliott was born Nov. 13, 1953, in Dallas, to Geneva Morris and John T. Elliott Sr. and died April 13, 2010, at his home.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Debra Ann Morrison and Denise Bearden.
He was the only son among five children and was known for his quick wit and irascible personality.
“He was just like his father,” and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He then became a carpenter.
Survivors include his son John W. Elliott and daughter Kelli Seny; parents Geneva Morris and John T. Elliott Sr., Seven Points; sole remaining sibling Desiree McMahon.

Alexander Bobotas
Services for Alexander “Alex” Bobotas, 90, were held April 15, 2010, at the Ed C. Smith and Brothers Funeral Home, followed by interment in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Bobotas was born Sept. 5, 1919, and died April 11, 2010, surrounded by loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years LaDell in 2000, and his daughter Judy Oliver in 2003.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He owned several service stations in Dallas, but will be remembered most for his life of selfless caring for his family.
Survivors include his grandchildren Marsha Taylor, Danny Torian and Alexandria Bilbrey; great-grandchildren Tarae Eagle and husband Robert; Katie Taylor, Alex Shaw and Trinity Bilbrey; great-great-grandchildren Aaron and Jacob Eagle; sister Mary Bobotas; brother Billy Bobotas and wife Mary Ann, all of Manchester, N.H.



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