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Samuel Thomas
Services for Samuel Otto Thomas, 61, were held April 23, 2011, at the Ware Cemetery in Seven Points with Bro. Billy Hatcher officiating, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Thomas was born July 24, 1949, in Dallas to Dora Whitaker and Granvel Thomas Sr. and died April 19, 2011, in Tyler.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Darlene Thomas; children Edward Garver, Adrian Thomas and wife Gabrielle, Amanda Rodriguez and husband Julian; grandchildren Kelly and Christian Ornelas; brother Granvel Thomas Jr. and wife Dorothy, Wallace Ray Thomas and wife Kim; sisters Elaine Long and husband Marion, Darla Matsolf and husband Randy; numerous other family members and many friends.

Bill Adams
Services for Bill Jason Adams, 41, of Gun Barrel City, were held April 22, 2011, at Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. Bart Forrest officiating. Interment followed at the Oaklawn Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was born Dec. 20, 1969, in Dallas to Jo Ann and W.H. Adams and died April 18, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
Adams was an extremely loving and intelligent person with a great interest in computers.
He played football for Texas A&M and graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in business.
Adams was Baptist in faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, maternal and paternal grandparents, five uncles and one aunt.
Survivors include his mother, five aunts, two uncles, other family members and many loving friends.

Robert Orsak
Services for Robert Timothy “Tim” Orsak, 32, Burleson, were held April 20, 2011, at the Skyvue Funeral Home in Mansfield. Interment followed in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank.
Orsak was born Oct. 24, 1978, in Athens to Barbara and Sam Orsak and died April 17, 2011, in his sleep.
He was the youngest son of his parents.
Orsak married Kelly Cotten of Fort Worth and the couple resided in Burleson. with their two children Ethan, 7, and Sidney, 5.
As a high school student, Robert Orsak was prominent in the Mabank Panther Band and went to state competition several years.
Survivors include his wife, Kelly Orsak; children Ethan and Sidney Orsak; parents Barbara and Sam Orsak, Roddy; siblings James Stephen Orsak, Roddy; sisters Laura Orsak Stepp, Cedar Hill; Elisha Orsak Cotten, Cleburne; all graduates of Mabank High School, as well as the Panther Band; four nephews and three nieces.

Charles Reasonover
Memorial services for Charles H. Reasonover, 84, Tyler, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011, with Dr. Stuart Baskin officiating.
A private burial will be held at a later date, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Reasonover was born Nov. 9, 1926, in Kemp to Mabel and Leslie Reasonover and died April 12, 2011, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.
Reasonover began his career with the Texas Highway Department in Bonham and then transferred to the Tyler district. He retired in 1984.
He enjoyed working on cars, playing golf and working at his farm.
Reasonover was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder.
Survivors include his wife, Janine Reasonover; sons Charles D. and Roy L. Reasonover; and grandchildren Ty, Eric and Trent.
If desired, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, located at 230 West Rusk in Tyler, 75701.

Joy Freeman
Services for Joy Bell Freeman, 74, formerly of Wills Point, were held April 10, 2011, at Four Mile Lutheran Church of Mabank with the Rev. Jan Castleberry officiating. Interment followed at the Four Mile Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
She was born Sept. 7, 1936, in the Wise Community of Van Zandt County to Ruby Sinclair and Charlie John Gunderson and died April 6, 2011.
Freeman attended Wise School for three years and then attended Mabank School for nine years.
She worked for Rockwell International and Alcatel. She retired after more than 24 years.
Freeman was a member of Four Mile Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Chester, C.J. and Edwin Gunderson; and sister Nelda Norman.
Survivors include her children John Kerry and wife Susan, Garland; Kevin Scott and wife Angela, Balch Springs; Karon Leah Miller and husband Jack; Mabank; brother Richard Gunderson and wife Vera, Kaufman; sister Betty Ann Trednick, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Josh, James and Sarah Freeman, Rachel and Anna Freeman, Steven, Jimmy and Ryan Miller; six great-grandchildren; many nephews, nieces, cousins and a large number of friends.
Memorials may be sent to Four Mile Lutheran Church at 460 VZ CR 2607 in Mabank, 75147.
 

 

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