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Tisha Lawley
Services for Tisha Fay Lawley, 35, Mabank, were held May 11, 2009, at Chinquapin Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Lawley was born Sept. 2, 1973, and died May 5, 2009, in Tyler.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband James “J.J.” Walker, Mabank; sons Dakota Walker and Ty Eanhardt Walker, both of Mabank; parents Rita and Fred Lawley, Eustace; brothers Eddie Lawley and wife Denise, Emory; and Tracy Lawley, Eustace; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Velma Jean Wright
Services for Velma Jean Wright, 74, Dallas, were held May 8, 2009, at Quietwood Baptist Church of Dallas, with Brothers Alfredo Rios, Romulo Rivera, Gary Troxella and Neil Burton officiating under the direction of Mesquite Funeral Home. Interment was at the Kleberg Cemetery in Dallas.
Wright was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Gorman to the late Minnie Velma Jones and Homer Wesley Coker and went to be with the Lord May 4, 2009, at her home in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by sisters Linda Runize Pergeson and Winnie Faye Gregg, brother Vernon Wesley Coker, son Larry Ray Oliver and a son-in-law Jim Maddox.
Survivors include a sister Loreta Matthews and husband Paul, Pittsburg; daughters Robbie Coussan, Dallas; Margaret Maddox, Trinidad; son Kenneth Oliver and wife Brenda, Ben Wheeler; best friend Daniel Soto, Dallas; grandchildren James Houston, Amanda Sizemore, Elisha Rivera, Matthew Maddox, Jeremy Oliver, Quintin Oliver, Shiela Etchieson, Michael Beal; and great-grandchildren Dianna Houston, Lacretia Sizemore, Dakota Houston, Kahlan Houston, Jason Etchieson and Baylie Etchieson; numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

Sidney Shackelford
Services for Sidney “Happy” Shackelford were held May 13, 2009, at the St. James On The Lake Episcopal Church in Kemp with the Rev. Jerry Morriss officiating.
Shackelford was born Sept. 7, 1943, in Dallas to the late Dorothy Jane and Robert Zschach and passed away May 9, 2009, in Kemp.
She graduated from Okmulgee High School and the University of Tulsa, in Oklahoma and received her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.
She was a retired school teacher.
She taught in Oklahoma, Aransas Pass ISD, Kemp, and Mabank. She was a member of St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her son, Raymond Shackelford and his wife Melanie, Kemp; grandson Robert Lawson Shackelford, Kemp; numerous other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donation be made to St. James on the Lake Memorial Fund.

Edith Johnstone
Memorial services for Edith M. Johnstone, 62, Kemp, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp with the Revs. Dub Henry and Todd Peavy officiating.
Johnstone was born Feb. 19, 1947, in Terrell to the late Ruby Mae (Flowers) and Horace Willid Stovall, and passed away May 10, 2009, in Kemp.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister Jo Tina Stovall.
She graduated from Kemp High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kemp.
Survivors include her husband Bill Johnstone, Kemp; sons Ronald Johnstone and wife Angie, Kaufman; and Matthew Ryan Johnstone, Benbrook; grandchildren Eric Johnstone and David Johnstone and his wife Lindsie; great-grandchild Emilie Johnstone; sisters Judy Martin, Wills Point; Doris White, Kaufman; and Cathy Elzner, Kemp; brother, Donald Ray Stovall, Wills Point; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Edith M. Johnstone Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 281, Kemp, TX 75143, for the charities close to her heart.

Ronald Walker
Services for Ronald Olan Walker, 74, formerly of Waco, were held May 12, 2009, at the Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Collins officiating.
Walker was born July 17, 1934, in Waco to Frances Simkins and Lee Walker and died May 8, 2009, at the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He married Janice Jewel in Waco in 1954. After graduating from Temple High School, he received a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas.
He was a technical writer for Lockheed-Martin Corporation and his last project was with the B-2 bomber.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife Janice Jewell Walker; son Ronald N. Walker and wife Julie; daughters Linda Garretson and husband Charles; and Patricia Jones and husband Michael; grandchildren Alicia Underwood and husband Bill, Matthew Garretson, Brent Walker, Timothy Walker, Andrew Jones and Daniel Jones; great grandchildren Pruett, Piper and Michael.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Samuel Wade
Services for Samuel L. Wade, 59. Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wade was born Dec. 27, 1949, in Thomasville, Ga., and died May 8, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for 29 years and was Lutheran by faith.
He was an electrician and veteran.
Survivors include his wife Helyn Wade, Gun Barrel City; and sister Janice Waters, Thomasville, Ga.

Ann Landrum
Services for Shirley Ann Landrum, 71, Kemp, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday (today), May 14, 2009, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with R.J. Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in the King Cemetery.
Landrum was born Aug. 14, 1937, to the late Robbie Laverne Hice and Gilbert Ralph Richard and passed away May 10, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ for several years.
Survivors include her husband John Landrum, Kemp; daughters Karen McDougald and husband Lynn, Kemp; and Jonna Cook and husband Randy Sears, Kemp; grandchildren Sabrina Garrison and her husband Chris McBride, Kerens; Heather McDougald, Kemp; John David Cook, Kemp, Cody Robert Cook, Kemp; and Chase Raymond Sears, Keller; great-grandchild Tyler Garrison, Kerens; brothers Jim Richard and wife Freida, Ferris; T.C. Richard and wife Ann, Kemp; and Jerrell Richard, Kemp; numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are J.D. Cook, Cody Cook, Randy Sears, Lynn McDougald, Chris McBride, Dee Thompson, Tyson Garrison and Chase Sears.

Carole Duncan
Services for Carole Duncan, 62, Gun Barrel City, are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Duncan was born Aug. 16, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Okla. and died May 9, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by son Chad Duncan.
Previously of Mesquite, she had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1995, and was married for 43 years. She was a nurse.
Survivors include her husband James Duncan, Gun Barrel City; sister Linda Lee and husband Tommy, Marianna, Fla.; father Cecil Wiman, Houston; and mother Nelda Hendricks, Dothan, Ala.

Dorothy Pinson
Services for Dorothy Jean Hudspeth Pinson, 63, Kemp, were held May 8, 2009, at Moorhead-Epps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Billy Smith officiating.
Pinson was born Jan. 15, 1946, in Mount Pleasant and died May 2, 2009, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents Pearly Belle Bone and William Henry Hudspeth, infant brother James Earl, sister Claudine and brother Bobby.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter Paula Nixon Parker and future son-in-law Bart Berington; son Johnny Ray Pinson; grandchildren Larissa Nixon, Devon Pinson, Adam Pinson and Cameron Landsbam; great-grandchildren Lilla Pinson, Cayden Parker; sister Pauline and brother Billy.

Elinor Thomas
Services for Elinor Shelton Thomas, 98, Grand Prairie, were held May 13, 2009, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Loveless officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
Thomas was born April 27, 1911, in the Becker Community to the late Martha Ann (Adams) and Samuel Lee Shelton and passed away May 7, 2009, in West.
She was preceded in death by her husband Littrel Thomas May 6, 2002, two sisters, three brothers and a half-sister and half-brother.
She attended school in Tolosa and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Prairie.
Survivors include her sons, Roger Thomas of Grand Prairie; and Gary Thomas and his wife Betty, Waco; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; aunt Gertrude Thomas, Shreveport; and cousin, Winnie Haney, Longview.

Robert Scheibl
Services for Robert Wallace Scheibl, 63, Eustace, were held May 9, 2009, at the Moorhead-Epps Memorial Chapel with Brothers Barry Boatright, John Chisholm, John Smith and Jerry Mullins officiating.
Scheibl was born Jan. 16, 1946, in Plymouth, Wisc., and died May 5, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents Melvina Mayer and Robert Joseph Scheibl, and brother Jimmy Scheibl.
He was a delivery truck driver and a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy Seabees.
Survivors include his wife of 13 years Malvadede Scheibl, children Robert Joseph Scheibl and Sheila Lynn Biles, Cassie Lynn Scheibl, Robert “AJ” Scheibl, Tina Lee Greuter and Teresa and husband Steve Wilson; grandchildren Gryphen Alexander Scheibl, Elizabeth Ann Spaulding, Miranda Wilson and Mayha Spaulding; sister Phyllis Becker and husband David; and brother Dennis Scheibl and wife Kristi.


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