Services for Joy Bell Gunderson 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
James Jones Jr.
A private memorial service for James “Bubba” Jones Jr., 38, was held under
the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Jones was born June 3, 1972, to Brenda Sue and James Larry Jones Sr. and
died March 31, 2011, in Payne Springs.
“Bubba” loved his children and attended Texas A&M University, where he
enjoyed being a Texas Aggie.
His hobbies included hunting, camping, fishing and cooking.
“Bubba” was an employee of the City of Forth Worth and worked as a code
He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents Romona and
Charles Bailey; and paternal grandparents Clara and Alford Jones.
Survivors include daughter Breanna Jones; son James Parker Jones; mother
Brenda Sue Jones; sisters Shelly Jones and Shannon Ingle and husband
Charles; nieces and nephews; special nieces and nephews Gavin, Haven and
Ethan; other family and many loving friends.
Arrangements for Charles Lewis Ptaszek, 66, have been made.
Ptaszek was born March 9, 1945, in Belton to Noma Louise Green and Leo Frank
Ptaszek and died April 16, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Elizabeth Ptaszek.
Survivors include his mother, Noma Bartz; son Charles “Charlie” Ptaszek;
niece Kay Coffey; special friends Janice Haney and Alva Ferguson; numerous
other family members and many friends.
Arrangements for Jeanne Lee Treder, 51, were under the direction of
Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Treder was born March 1, 1960, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Anne Stephenson and
Lee Davenport and died April 14, 2011, in Mabank.
She was a member of Texas Dog Hunter Association, N.A.L.C. of Texas and U.S.
Treder was self-employed as a website developer.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include father Lee Davenport; husband Jeff Treder; daughters
Samantha and Cristy Treder; sons Jason and Jeremy Treder; sister Carol
Davenport; and five grandchildren.
Services for Archie Juanita Hyde Shelby Snowden, 94, Mabank, were held April
25, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank. Interment followed at the
Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek
Funeral Home in Mabank.
Snowden was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Stone Point and died April 21, 2011, in
She moved from Dallas in the late 1970s, and she made a home in Mabank.
Snowden worked for the National Casket Company for several years. After
this, she kept children in her home.
She was Baptist in faith and was active member with the First Baptist Church
in Mabank for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Garland Shelby;
husband of 11 years Darrell Snowden, her parents, three brothers and two
Survivors include sister Janie Crow; brother William F. “Dub” Hyde; three
stepchildren; brother-in-laws; sister-in-laws; nieces and nephews; great and
great-great nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.
J. Will Peterson
Arrangements for J. Will Peterson, 81, were under the direction of Covenant
Cremation Center of Tyler.
Peterson was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Cairo, Ill., to Goldia and John Peterson
and died April 22, 2011, in Tyler.
He served in the U.S. Air Force, worked for PanAm and IBM and was
self-employed for many years.
Peterson loved to travel and talk. He never met a stranger. He will be
missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include by spouse Hsiuchun Eli; son Bryan Peterson and wife
Suzanne, Tool; daughter Pamela Seroka and husband Peter, Houston; grandsons
Austin and Adam Seroka, and Vincent Santamaria and wife Kelly.
Services for Alfred Williams, 94, Malakoff, were held April 27, 2011, at the
Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Malakoff with Bros. J.L. White and Jack
Allen officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in
Williams was born July 1, 1916, in Athens to Annie Barr and L.J. “Pat”
Williams and died April 23, 2011, in Malakoff.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-45.
A life-long Malakoff resident, Williams was a bricklayer and rancher.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret Venable
Williams; brothers G.T. and T.C. Williams; stepson Glynn Venable; and
stepdaughter Martha Townley.
Survivors include daughters Kay Bonner, Garland; and Nancy Cavanaugh and
husband Bill, Rowlett; sister LaVerne “Mutt” Rodgers and husband Raymond,
Malakoff; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six
Pallbearers were David Cook, Tommy Tapley, Michael Cook, Bobby Cook, Bill
Townley and James Townley.
Services for Bill Jason Adams, 41, of Gun Barrel City, were held April 22,
2011, at Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Revs. Burt Forrest and
William 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.
Memorial services for James “Jim” Warren Ball, 83, will be held at a later
Ball was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Atlantic City, N.J., and died April 7, 2011,
in Seven Points.
He was a Master Mason at William Town Lodge No. 166 in Williams Town, N.J.
Ball served in the U.S. Navy and was a Christian man.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Ball; daughters Kelly Combest and Denise
Kitts and husband Todd; grandchildren Brandan, Katelyn, Rylee and Samantha;
great-great-grandson Cayden; other family members and many friends.
Services for Vickie Joyce Fortner-Hamilton, 52, Kemp, will be held at 3 p.m.
Friday, April 29, 2011, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Scurry. Interment
will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry.
Hamilton was born Jan. 14, 1959, in Terrell to Malta Ewing and Raymond
Fortner and died April 24, 2011, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Thomas Ray
Survivors include her son, Jonathan Edward Hamilton and wife Cody, Wills
Point; daughter Jennifer Kirby and husband Bryan, Wills Point; grandchildren
Elizabeth Hamilton, Karsen and Carlee Kirby, Andrea, Lauren and Katelyn
Harris and Gavin Scrimshire; brothers Raymond Fortner Jr.; Jack Fortner and
wife Ruth Ann, Kaufman; Ronnie Fortner and wife Eloise, Kemp; sisters Jean
Upchurch and husband James, Quinlan; and Doris Jo Shelley and husband Tommy,
Forney; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Services for Betty Nokes, 82, Tyler, were held April, 27, 2011, at the First
Baptist Church of Tyler with the Rev. Scott Wylie officiating. Interment
followed at Rose Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Stewart Family
Funeral Home in Tyler.
She was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Forth Worth to Beulah and Condie Roberts and
died April 22, 2011, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Condie Ray Roberts of
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Troy Nokes, Tyler; daughter
Connie Taylor and husband Ron, Tyler; son John Nokes, Whitehouse;
grandchildren Tim Taylor and wife Samantha, Tyler; Todd Taylor and wife
Monica, Tyler; Chris Ogden, Georgetown; Ally McNeal and husband James,
College Station; Jonathan Nokes, Lake Dallas; Katie Nokes, Payne Springs;
eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Pat Roberts, Fort Worth;
brother-in-law Clyde Nokes, Corsciana; other family members and many