Services for Joel Wade Carter, 51, were held May 8, 2011, at the Eubank
Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Interment followed in the Four Mile Cemetery,
under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was born Dec. 3, 1959, in Dallas to Delores and Wallace Monroe Carter and
died May 5, 2011, in Van Zandt County.
Carter was a member of Prairieville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, son Samuel Stephen Carter, sister
Sharon Lynn Carter and niece Jessica Tarlton.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Ann Carter; sons Phillip Carter, Adam
Carter and wife Monica; grandchildren Romeo and Samuel Carter; mother
Delores Carter; brother Terry Carter and wife Jan; father-in-law Eddie James
Tarlton; mother-in-law Jamie Tarlton; brother-in-law Jimmy Tarlton and wife
Toni; sister-in-law Lara Burris and husband Jeff; one niece, nephews, other
family members and a host of friends.
Services for A.B. Warrick, 71, Mabank, were held May 3, 2011, at the Eubank
Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Interment followed in the Elm Grove Cemetery in
Warrick was born April 29, 1940, in Salado to Gladys Emily Blackmon and
Albert Benjamin Warrick Sr. and died April 30, 2011, in Van Zandt County.
He resided in Mabank for more than seven years and previously lived in
Dallas and Red Oak.
Warrick was an avid sportsman. He loved to hunt and fish.
He was a Shriner and a Master Mason in the Masonic Lodge, James Ladd Burees
No. 1305 in Dallas.
Warrick was employed by Dresser Industries in Dallas for more than 40 years.
He also served as a board member of the Elm Grove Church.
Warrick loved his family – especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Warrick, Mabank; daughters Sandy King
Brindley and husband John, Christi Swaggerty and husband Vance;
grandchildren Royce King and fiance Shelley, Brittany Harris and husband
Bryan and Tyler Brindley; Jacob King and wife Vicky; Stuart Brindley and
fiance Mallory; great-grandchildren Austin, Kaleb, Case-Man and Essence;
sister Lois Lindquist; other family members and many friends.
Graveside services for Foye Fletcher Bryant, 84, Canton, were held May 11,
2011, at Elm Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Glosup officiating, under
the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Bryant was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Van Zandt County to Martha Jane Hall and
Jesse Thomas Bryant and died May 9, 2011, in Canton.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mabank.
Bryant grew up and spent most of his adult life working on the family farm.
He was a gentle, friendly man who loved to laugh, spend time with his nieces
and nephews and take care of his horses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers J.T. and Thad Bryant;
sisters Fern Bryant, Veta Rhea Bryant and Lucille Hopkins; nieces Corena
Jones and Lola Jane Anderholm.
Survivors include brother Loyd Bryant, Canton; sister Hazle Meredith,
Canton; nephew Mason Hopkins and wife Mary; Seagoville; nephew Beauford
Hopkins, Plano; niece Elizabeth Jarvis and husband Craig, Troy, Mich.;
nephew Greg Meredith and wife Jennifer, Watagua; several grandnephews and
nieces; many friends and caretakers at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in
Canton, where he spent the last four years of his life.
Pallbearers were Mason Hopkins, Beauford Ray Hopkins, Greg Meredith and
Services for Letha Mae Phillips Whiddon, 86, were held May 10, 2011, at the
Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Interment followed in the
Payne Springs Cemetery.
Whiddon was born Jan. 25, 1925, and died May 6, 2011, in Payne Springs.
She was lovingly called MeMaw. She loved rearing her seven children,
grandchildren and her dog “Spot.”
Whiddon loved her life to the fullest.
She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, reading her Bible and gardening.
Whiddon graduated high school at Stamps High in Stamps, Ark.
She spent her life as a homemaker and was much loved by her family.
Whiddon was Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Whiddon; son Danny
Whiddon and a brother.
Survivors include daughters Carolyn Rich and husband Larry, Margie Tucker,
Linda Whiddon, Sherry Stapleton and husband Rick; sons Rodney Whiddon and
wife Gayle, James Whiddon and wife Jackie; 15 grandchildren and 13
Services for Leola T. Goodson, 98, were held May 11, 2011, at Tomlinson
Funeral Home in Seven Points with Bro. Floyd Loven officiating. Interment
followed at Kemp Cemetery.
Goodson was born August 22, 1912, in Stephenville to Susan Russell and
William L. Tarver and died May 9, 2011, in Canton.
She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Trinidad.
Goodson was a seamstress for Neiman Marcus for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband T.M. Goodson and son Bill
Survivors include sons Gerald G. Goodson; Richard W. Goodson and Donald L.
Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two
Pallbearers were grandsons Mark, Johnny, Tony, Ron, Gary and Keith.
Graveside services for Ryder Anthony Stokes, infant, were held May 11, 2011,
at the Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank, under the direction of
Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Stokes was born and died May 7, 2011, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by great-grandfathers Sam Crapanzano and Clarence
Weatherspoon and great-great-grandfather Boyce McNew.
Survivors include parents Samantha Crapanzano of Kemp and Zachary Stokes of
Eustace; grandparents Marla Steward and husband Shawn, Kemp; Mark Crapanzano,
Mabank; Lisa Ottarbury and husband Shawn, Murchison; Brit Stokes, Nashville,
Tenn.; great-grandparents Dorothy McNew, Eustace; Doranda Weatherspoon,
Kemp; May Pearl Crapanzano, Kemp; Bonnie and Don Steward, Kemp; Shirley and
Tommy Stokes, Athens; Linda and Rocky Reeves, Eustace; uncles Eric
Crapanzano, North Carolina; Zane Crapanzano, Kemp; Bradley Steward, Kemp;
Tyler Stokes, Eustace; Tanner Sparks, Eustace; aunt Cortney Crapanzano,
Services for Thomas M. “Tom” Johnson, 59, of Kemp, were held May 9, 2011, at
the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church with procession and graveside
service at Baker Cemetery.
Johnson was born July 6, 1951, in Athens to Geneva Pritchett and William
Johnson and died May 6, 2011, in Dallas.
Johnson dedicated 33 years of his life serving others as a captain for
Dallas Fire Rescue.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 31 years, Laura Johnson; loving
daughter Amanda Johnson; brother Ronald H. Johnson and wife Vicky; sister
Karen E. Perkins; numerous nieces and nephews and his dear brothers and
sisters of Dallas Fire Rescue.
To honor his service, fellow members of Dallas Fire Rescue served as
pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Johnson’s memory to The
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network online at
Memorial services for Anthony Glen “Tony” Trahan, 48, Beaumont, were held
May 7, 2011, at the Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home Chapel in Port Arthur.
Trahan was born Jan. 26, 1963, in Midwest City, Okla., to Beverly Ann Landry
and Terry Peter Trahan and died May 2, 2011, at his home.
“Tony” was a self-employed welder.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors and most of all,
spending time with his three boys.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents Adan “Man” Trahan;
Lena Eve Rouly and Eursin Landry.
Survivors include sons Blaise, Braeden and Brennan Trahan, all of Cove;
brother Greg Trahan, Beaumont; sister Sabrina Cardenas and husband Glenn,
Eustace; grandmother Hilda Mae Sickafus, Lake Charles, La.; numerous aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements for Linda L. Broadway Wood, 55, have been made.
Wood was born June 16, 1955, and died May 4, 2011.
She loved the outdoors – including gardening, camping and horseback riding.
Wood also enjoyed cooking and reading.
She attended the University of Texas in El Paso and Southern Methodist
University, where she was also employed for 11 years.
Wood was a member of the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, where
she served as president from 2007-2010.
She was also a member of the Rainbow Girls as a child.
Wood was known for her sharp wit and her attention to detail.
Survivors include her son, Chris Skinner; daughters Candace Skinner and
Caron Grant; grandchildren Jordan Grant and Kaitlyn Skinner; brother Raymond
Broadway and wife Sharon Faye; numerous nieces and nephews; many cousins and
many loving friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Amercian Cancer Society at
1301 South Broadway Avenue in Tyler, 75701.
Arrangements for Glenn “Boudreaux” Giles, 52, of Mabank, have been made. In
keeping with his wishes, no service will be held.
He was born July 19, 1958, in Dallas to Margaret Hazel McGee and Lawrence
Earl Giles Jr. and died May 4, 2011, in Mabank.
Giles was Baptist by faith.
He lived in Mabank for many years.
Giles had many acquaintances from his work on drilling rigs and as a
His friends were dear to his heart.
Giles loved his dogs, Odie and Trudy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Rita Giles; stepfather Charles
Ward and niece Jamie Radican.
Survivors include daughter Stacey Carpenter, Payne Springs; granddaughters
Kelsey Dover, Payne Springs; Karley Campbell, Eustace; sisters Sandra
Wheeler, Gun Barrel City; Edna Dunkin and husband Charles, Terrell; Patricia
Radican, Gun Barrel City; brother Raymond Giles and wife Linda, Longview;
and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.