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  William Manning
A private memorial service for William C. “Bill” Manning, 69, Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Manning was born March 11, 1939, in Enid, Okla., and lost his battle with cancer May 3, 2008, in Tyler.
He was an attorney.
He graduated from Irving High School in 1957, and received his BA from North Texas State University in 1961, where he served as a member of the student senate and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
He received his JD from Southern Methodist University in 1964, and was an active member of Delta Theta Phi.
He practiced law in Irving until 1970, when he returned to Mabank and Gun Barrel City, where he continued his law practice until last year.
He served as attorney for the City of Mabank for many years. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce and the Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club, Avanti Society and was a proud member of the Hella Temple Shrine.
He was a developer and builder of many subdivisions in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
Survivors include his friend Betty Manning, Gun Barrel City; brother David Manning, Dallas; cousins, John Allen Manning; Robert Manning and Tommy Manning, all of Mabank.

William Young
Services with military honors for William “Bill” Young, 60, Athens, were held May 2, 2008, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Young was born July 10, 1947, in Denver, Colo., to the late Marie Jeanette Doppler and Charles Vincent Young and died April 29, 2008, in a Tyler hospital. He was preceded in death by a brother James Lee Young in 1968.
He served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years with three stints in Vietnam. He received three Purple Heart medals, National Defense Service Medal, one Bronze Star for Vietnam service and the Vietnam Combat Action Ribbon.
Following medical retirement from the Navy, he entered the University of California at Berkley and graduated in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree. He then earned a Registered Nurse degree from New Mexico Junior College at Loving, N.M.
His nursing career included service in the ER at East Texas Medical Center in Athens and various nursing homes in the East Texas area.
He was presently director of nursing at Azalea Trail Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Saline.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and had resided in Athens for the past 15 years.
Survivors include his wife Dana Parolini Young, Athens; sons Eric Adam Young and wife Lisa, Modesto, Calif.; Andrew William Young and wife Tania, Saratoga Springs, Utah; Daniel Vincent Ian Young and wife Kristen, Malakoff; Ivy Chase Scarbrough, Athens; daughter Skye Lynette Scarbrough, Dallas; brother John Chase Young, Dubai, U.A.E.; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Daniel Young, Chase Scarbrough, Eric Young, Andrew Young, Ray Don Parolini, Joe Parolini and Ricky Parolini.

Walter Meazell
Services for Walter J. “Nubb” Meazell, 88, Tool, were held May 3, 2008, at the Providence Baptist Church in Tool with the Rev. Leonard Eason officiating. Burial was in Tool Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Meazell was born May 15, 1919, in Mabank and died May 1, 2008, in Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents Jessie Lee and Andrew Jefferson Meazell, son Walter Ray Meazell and his first wife Billie Ruth Meazell.
He was a painter and member of Painters Local Union No. 53 in Dallas. He was a lifetime resident of Tool and was of the Baptist faith. He was loved by many people.
Survivors include his wife Gracie Meazell, Tool; daughters Virginia R. Kelly, Tool; Betty A. Vazquez, Kemp; and Karen Meazell, Flint; son Billy D. Meazell, Mexia; stepchildren Mary A. VanNay, Fort Worth; Linda Wolf, Lewisville; and Otis Ware, Grapevine; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

John Rogers
Services for John Eldon Rogers, 87, Kemp, were held May 4, 2008, at Seven Points Church of Christ with Leon McManus officiating. Burial was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Rogers was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Erath County to the late Nina Avice and William Carroll Rogers and died April 30, 2008, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers, son Robert Madden Jr., and grandson Stephen Pierce.
He was a member of the Seven Points Church of Christ and was retired from U.S. Steel.
Survivors include his wife Mary Rogers, Kemp; daughter Vicki and husband Toby Rodgers, Arlington; son Randy Madden, Seven Points; sister Dorothy Albright, Glen Rose; granddaughter Staylee Dawn Pierce, Arlington; grandsons Whytton Herschel Pierce, Arlington; Taryn Randall Madden, Coppell; great-granddaughter Skyeler Michelle Smith, Arlington; and Savannah Jayde Porter, Arlington.

Carol Ann Lyons
Services for Carol Ann Stokes Lyons, 70, Dallas, were held May 3, 2008, in Oaklawn Cemetery with Pastor Don Geiger officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in the Redeemer Bible Church, 721 Easton Rd., Dallas, TX 75218.
She had resided in Dallas for the past 50 years and was active in the Redeemer Bible Church where she was known as the “cookie lady.” She was involved in the Neighborhood Crime Watch and Volunteers in Patrol. She was employed in clerical work.
Survivors include her husband Jack Lyons, Dallas; daughters Laura Lizbeth Lyons, McKinney; and Mary Evelyn Lyons, Garland; other family members and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Redeemer Bible Church.

Patricia Bresnahan
A memorial service for Patricia Moore Bresnahan, 83, Kemp, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the home of Helen Ruth and Ray J. Chappell, located at 400 S. Houston St., Kaufman.
Bresnahan was born Feb. 7, 1925, to Jessie Godwin and Eulen Moore of Kemp, and died April 17, 2008, at a Mesquite hospital.
She attended Texas State College for Women and the University of North Texas in Denton. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a gracious hostess.
She married Lt. Jack Bresnahan of Billings, Mont., in 1942, in the home of Virgie Godwin in Dallas. They made their homes on military bases during World War II.
They moved to Billings, Mont., where she became a legal administrator, supervising 100 employees with the firm of Crowley Law for more than 20 years.
In 1986, they and their son John moved to the old J.L. Moore homeplace area. She was employed as a receptionist for the First National Bank of Kemp for 27 years.
She was a member of the Kemp First Methodist Church and was active in Kemp civic affairs and the Kemp Homecoming activities.
Survivors include her son John Bresnahan, Kemp; grandson Shawn Bresnahan, Fort Worth; and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Seven Points or the Kaufman County Library.

Bubba Ray Sparks
Services for Bubba Ray Sparks, 70, Mesquite, were held May 6, 2008, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp with interment following at Baker Cemetery in Tolosa, near Kemp.
Sparks was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Jacksboro to the late Blanche and Raymond Sparks and died May 3, 2008.
He was a longtime employee of Baker Oil Tools and was an avid golfer at Cedar Creek Lake Country Club.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He had a sense of humor that kept a smile on the face of his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Betty Sparks, Mesquite; children Deborah DeLauter, Gillette, Wyo.; Stephen Sparks and wife Gail, Tolosa; Patricia Green and husband William, Cheyenne, Wyo.; grandchildren Michael Moore and wife Leslie, Mesquite; Lindsey Green and husband Aaran, Friendswood; and Cindy Moore, Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother Don Sparks, Waurika, Okla.; sister Helen Fellers and husband Tommy, Springtown; and many other extended family, golfing buddies and friends.
The family would especially like to thank the Community Hospice of Dallas for its kindness and excellent care of Sparks during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sparks’ name to Community Hospice, 1341 W. Mockingbird, Suite 210E, Dallas, TX 75247, or the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Joshua Kirkpatrick
Services for Joshua William Kirkpatrick, 18, Fort Smith, Ark., will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2008, at the Goshen Cemetery in Henderson County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Kirkpatrick was born July 16, 1989, in Dallas and died May 3, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was preceded in death by his grandfather David Wade Kirkpatrick.
He was a student.
Survivors include his mother Rhonda Kirkpatrick, Fort Smith, Ark.; brother Alan Ray Kirkpatrick, Fort Smith, Ark.; nephew Orian Kirkpatrick, Fort Smith, Ark.; grandmother Elaine Kirkpatrick and Chester Hart, Lake Palestine; uncle and aunt Blaine Phillips and wife Susan, Fort Smith, Ark.; cousins Bailey, Brandon and BriAnn Phillips; uncle David Kirkpatrick, Dallas; other family members and many friends.

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