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Elaine Adkisson
Services for Elaine Pollock Adkisson, 64, of Mesquite, were held April 30, 2012, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel.
Adkisson was born May 11, 1947, in Dallas, to Betty and Howard Pollock and died April 25, 2012.
She was a graduate of W.W. Samuell High School in 1965 and attended Texas Tech and the University of Texas at Arlington.
She retired in 1999 from AT&T after 32 years of service. She was a Methodist and member of Pleasant Mound United Methodist Church in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas James Adkisson and her father.
Survivors include her son, Scott Adkisson and wife Rebeccah of Mesquite; her mother; sister Donna Sparks and husband Malcolm of Houston; niece Jamie Sparks of Seattle Wash.; grandchildren Charles and Thomas Adkisson and Teri Grace; other family members and many friends.
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Rita Allen
Services for Rita Allen, 67, of Kemp, were held May 5, 2012, at Prairie Point Cemetery with Rev. David Kamp officiating under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 20, 1944, to Addie Goodman and Clint Holleman and died May 1, 2012, at East Texas Medical Hospital in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Annie Morgan, Leona Colvin and Betty Combs; brothers Donley, Leroy, Thomas and Jim Holleman.
Survivors include her husband, Leo R. Allen, of Kemp; sons Randy Allen and wife Carla of Tool, son Sam Allen of Tool; four grandchildren; sister Glenda Perry of Kerens.
Pallbearers were Tracy Perry, Terry Perry, Melvin Colvin, Jerald Colvin and Jamie Copeland.

Mary Hammonds
Services for Mary Hammonds, 89, were held April 19, 2012, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel. Interment followed at King Cemetery.
Hammonds was born Feb. 9, 1923, in St. Louis Mo., to Marie and Anton Horak and died peacefully April 16, 2012, in Mesquite.
She is preceded in death by her husband of more than 30 years, George, her parents and stepfather, John Bestricky, granddaughter Deanna Glise and great granddaughter, Savanna Horton.
Survivors include her daughters, Peggy McRight of Mabank, Virdie Horton and husband Charles of Emory, Helen Jeanette Gilliam and husband Earl of Mesquite, and Loretta Sutphin and husband, Charles of Mesquite; grandchildren Joann Carter, Terry Petteycord, Georgia Thill, Wesley McRight, Chris Horton, Brian Horton, Corey Gilliam, Jennifer Gilliam, Jessica Olsen, Matthew Wilson; 21 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren; sister Josie Lenzen numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Floyd Greer
Services for Floyd Carnell Greer, 76, of Ore City, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel, in Gun Barrel City.
Greer was born July 7, 1935, to Gladys McFarland and Roy C. Greer and died April 1, 2012, in Athens.
He lived in California and was a truck driver for Apex Commodities.
He and his wife married August 12, 1966.
After he retired, they moved to Ore City, and had 12 children. They were both members of their local church, American Association of Retired Persons, and many other committees.
He enjoyed fishing and proving he was one of the best.
He was an accomplished musician, and shared his love for music by playing every day.
He was preceded in death by his wife Laverne and his parents.
Survivors include his children Don and Dave Maize, Wes Greer and his wife Melody, Dennis Neal and Brandi Parish, Rick Greer and his wife Misty, Chris Greer and his wife Sabrina, Debbie Sweeney and her husband Pat, Deborah, Diana and Thursia Greer, Rebecca Holder and her husband Don; sister Barbara Moore; brother Roy Greer; 34 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.
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George Sanders
Services for George Sanders, 61, of Kaufman, were held May 4, 2012, at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment followed at Goshen Cemetery.
Sanders was born Oct. 31, 1950, in Honey Grove, to Juanita Perkins Sanders and died April 30, 2012, in a Dallas hospital.
Known as “Poppy” to his grandchildren, he enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, horse racing and gambling in Shreveport.
He was self-employed in the remodeling business for more than 20 years.
He was a simple but proud man and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Kelly Sanders, of Kaufman; children Brad Sanders and wife Joyce of Rowlett, Chris Hood and wife Bobbie of Kaufman, Melissa Hurdle and husband Daniel of Mesquite, and Donnie Hood and wife Shanda of Kaufman; grandchildren Brooke, Torie and Haley Sanders, Katlyn, Rylan and Jayda Hood, Ryan and Nathan Hurdle; siblings Wanda Seagraves, Carl, Phillip, Linda and Daniel Sanders, Raymond, John and Robert Whitlock, and Barbara Sullivan; best friend Roger Dale Nalls and father-in-law Jerry Brown, whom the family would like to thank for his generosity and friendship.

J.L. Wood
Services for J.L. Wood, 74, of Gun Barrel City, were held May 4, 2012, at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Wood was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Henderson County and died May 1, 2012.
He was Baptist by faith.
He was preceded in death by his children, Terri Lynn, Cheryl Ann and Teddy Dale.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Luzell “Lou;” sons Chris Wood and wife Laura; Boyse Wood and wife Connie; Chad Wood and wife Robin; adopted sons David Wood and wife Tammy; Keith and Keri; Dee and Cheryl; sisters Mildred Trotter, Linda Engledow and husband Mauris; brother James Wood and wife Joyce; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
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