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Troy Lee Cox
Services for Troy Lee Cox, 74, Gun Barrel City, were held April 22, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Ebeneezer Cemetery in Pittsburg under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Cox was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Pittsburg and died April 19, 2009, in Athens.
He was a Dallas police officer for 28 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mabank for 38 years.
He and his wife Barbara served the community through years of volunteer work in local nursing homes and the Mabank Good Samaritan Community Food Bank.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Jo Cox, Gun Barrel City; son Jerry Cox and wife Teresa, Augusta, Ga.; daughters Colleen Cheek and husband Joe, Mabank; Connie Christopher and husband Dale, Athens; Cindy Tanner and husband Douglas, Katy; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister Ila Faye O’Daniel; Phoenix, Ariz.; other family members and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to the Mabank Good Samaritan Food Bank, c/o First Baptist Church, (903) 887-3921, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, (312) 587-9272 or Hospice of East Texas, (903) 266-3400.

Cindy Junell
Services for Cindy Junell, 73, Eustace, were held April 6, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles O’Neal officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Junell was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Yarnaby, Okla., and died April 3, 2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her father William Davis, mother Maggie Turner, sisters Betty Harrison and Martha Townsend and brother Buck Rankin.
She was a homemaker and had resided in Eustace for the past 41 years.
Survivors include her sons Steve Junell and wife Sue, Conroe; Mike Junell, Southlake; daughter Carolyn Tucker and husband Lynn, Crandall; brother J.B. Davis, Lubbock; sisters Jane Stuart, Lubbock; and Jane Townsend, Atcheley, Okla.; grandsons Jacob Junell and wife Keri; John Junell and wife Eden: Stephen Hunter Junell; Jeff Tucker and Billy Maynard; granddaughters Maegan Roberts and husband Thomas; and Bonny Dawson and husband Simon; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Bailey, James Bailey, Shane Hettich, John Mayo Chappell, Josh Mayo Chappell and John D. Chappell.

Billy Jean Smith
Services for Billy Jean Smith, 42, Kemp, were held April 21, 2009, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Merchant officiating. Burial was in Baird Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Smith was born April 5, 1967, in Dallas and died April 15, 2009, in Kemp.
He was a handyman and a good father.
Survivors include his wife Arlene Smith, Kingston, Okla.; sons Bryan and Tyler Smith, both of Kemp; daughters Sabrina Lawer, Waco; and Stephanie Phillips, Sherman; father Billy Jack Smith, Kemp; grandchildren Julie and Jake Phillips, sisters Elaine Smith, Kemp; and Tammy Cessie of California.

Charles Shannon
Services for Charles Elmer Shannon, 80, Trinidad, were held April 19, 2009, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff with Brother Tom Bolton officiating.
Shannon was born March 21, 1929, in Searcy, Ark., to the late Cariebell M. Danniels and Elmer Outo Shannon and died April 16, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Charlene Shannon and two sisters.
He was a retired juvenile officer with Dallas County and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge No. 1431 and Eastern Star 1114.
Survivors include his wife Tamarlyn Shannon; sons Ralph Shannon, Gun Barrel City; Mark Thomson Dandridge and Russell Dandridge; daughters Sheryl D. Shannon, Grand Prairie; and Desma Hart; brothers Roy and David Shannon; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


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