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Obituaries


Joy Freeman
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 friends.
Memorials may be sent to Four Mile Lutheran Church at 460 VZ CR 2607 in Mabank, 75147.

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 enforcement officer.
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.

Charles Ptaszek
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.

Jeanne Treder
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. Tennis Association.
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.

Juanita Snowden
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 Mabank.
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 sisters.
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.

Alfred Williams
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 Malakoff.
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 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Cook, Tommy Tapley, Michael Cook, Bobby Cook, Bill Townley and James Townley.

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 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 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.

Jim Ball
Memorial services for James “Jim” Warren Ball, 83, will be held at a later date.
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.

Vickie Hamilton
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 Hamilton.
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.

Betty Nokes
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 Fort Worth.
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 friends.

 

 

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