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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Memorials may be sent to Four Mile Lutheran Church at 460 VZ CR 2607 in