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  Sue Ellen Yates
Services for Sue Ellen Yates, 63, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010, at the Beautiful Acres Missionary Baptist Church in Scurry with the Rev. Shawn Garret officiating under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Yates was born Aug. 29, 1946, in Kemp to Viola Hamilton and Louis Moseley and died April 30, 2010, in Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew Joshua Linder.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Jerry Yates; children Lisa Yates and Linda Catchings; grandchildren William Catchings III and Jessica Catchings; brothers Virgil Moseley and Sammy Moseley; sisters Robin Linder; numerous other family members and a host of friends.

Lena Mae Byrne
Services for Lena Mae Byrne, 87, were held May 3, 2010, at the Moorhead Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Norris Shelton officiating under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Byrne was born May 1, 1922, in Brodhead, Ky. to the home of Martha Jane Hopkins and John Jackson Mobley and died April 29, 2010, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Alton Bryant in 1966, second husband John Byrne in 2001, son Larry and four sisters.
Survivors include her children, Robert Dennis Bryant; Pamela Forrester and husband Tony Green; Debbie Myers and husband Gene; Carol Dolan; David Byrne and wife Syndi; brother Austin Mobley; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family and many friends.

Patricia Smith
Services for Patricia Smith, 65, Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank.
Smith was born Jan. 31, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and died April 28, 2010, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her father Stanley Majewski and brother Edward Majewski.
Previously of Lewisville, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past nine years.
She was Catholic by faith and a member of the Eastwood Island Alohas.
Survivors include her husband, Patrick Smith, Gun Barrel City; son Timothy C. Smith and wife Courtney, Lewisville; mother Mary Majewski, Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister Marie Erfort and husband Philip, Gun Barrel City; sister-in-law Becky Hammond and husband Brad, Welland Ontario, Canada; two nephews and three nieces; and many loving friends.

Betty Sue Richardson
Services for Betty Sue Richardson, 83, Tool, were held May 4, 2010, at the Oak Grove Memorial Park in Irving with Josh McDonald officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Richardson was born July 10, 1926, in Whitewright, the daughter of Willie Pedura and Harold Thornhill and died May 2, 2010, in Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Stanley, Tommie and Jack Thornhill.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Irving.
Survivors include her husband Norman Richardson; son Jimmy Richardson and wife Michele; sister Mary Cowan; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lois Wood
Services for Lois Marie Wood, 84, Gun Barrel City, were held May 1, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Denny Burris officiating. Burial was in Morrow Chapel Cemetery in Ola under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wood was born July 4, 1925, in Saline, Ark., and died April 28, 2010, in Irving.
She was preceded in death by her parents Bertha and Elmer Shields, husband, two brothers and one sister.
Previously of Irving, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for 12 years and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her sons James R. Wood and wife Donyae, Garland; Johnny L. Wood and wife Susan, Canton; and Jerry E. Wood and wife Karen, Southlake; daughter Shirley Cox and husband Wardell, Irving; grandsons Scott Cox, Bradley Boswell, R.E. Wood, Jacob Wood, Joshua Wood and Damon Hopkins; granddaughters Kelly Cox, Christine Wood and Dayna McMellon; many nieces and nephews and loving friends.
Pallbearers were Randy Suddeth, Stan Mann, John Guest, Lester Taylor, Roy Richardson and Mike Carroll.

Donna Yother
A memorial service for Donna M. Yother, 73, Seven Points, will be held at a later date under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Yother was born Sept. 14, 1936, in Woodstock, Ill. to the late Elizabeth Wyse and George Smith and died April 25, 2010, in the East Texas Medical Center in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Gary C. Yother, June 22, 1998.
She was retired from Wal-Mart.
Survivors include her daughters Donetta Coleman, Zoe Ann Taber, Vicki Nelson, Susan Mitchel and Ashia Yother; sons Tim Cantlin, Martin Gambino, Anthony Gambino and Daniel Yother; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three stepchildren.

Susan Francis
Graveside services for Susan L. Francis, 57, Kemp, were held May 3, 2010, at the Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Francis was born Aug. 26, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio, and died May 2, 2010, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her husband Terry Francis and mother. Alice Huffman.
She was a housewife.
Survivors include her father, Lenman Huffman; son Craig Francis and wife Rachel, Trinidad; daughters Ashley Francis, Tool; and Angela Briley and husband Toby, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; brother Bob Huffman; sisters Carolyn Swiggett and Peggy Watters; grandchildren Liliann Francis, Jenna Briley and Griffin Briley; several nieces and nephews.

Michael Carden
A memorial service for Michael Glen Carden, 50, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 8, 2010, at the Empowering Life Church, 2909 Highway 121, in Bedford.
Carden was born Jan. 6, 1960, and died April 29, 2010.
He was a graduate of W.T. White High School in Dallas and was employed by United Parcel Service.
He was an avid bowler and had a great heart. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather Sharon and Mike Hinkle, Euless; siblings Mark and Shelly Carder, Euless; children Stepanie Woods and Jimmy Woods, Gun Barrel City; son Marcus Carden and three grandchildren.


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