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  Dona Kaye Zelt
Services for Dona Kaye Zelt, 49, were held May 10, 2008, at Bluebonnet Hills in Colleyville. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville.
Zelt was born Dec. 27, 1958, in Phalba, the youngest of nine children. She died May 6, 2008, at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth.
Her greatest joy was raising her babies and helping anyone in need. She loved the outdoors in rain or shine. She was truly an angel on earth and will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her son Todd; daughters Nicole and Lauren; husband to be Ed Clark; sisters Jolynn Griggs, Wanda King, Charlotte Woolverton, Nancy and husband Harold Hammer; brother Ricky Woolverton and wife Sharon; nieces, Lisa King, Tracy and husband Chip Driver, Libby Hickman, Shannon Griggs, Tiffany Hjerpa, Page Murphy, Julie and husband Mark Tietz, Lindsey Veal, Amy Woolverton and Jesse Prince; nephews Royce and wife Genie Hammer, Brad Hammer, Jonathan Veal, Terry Williams and Darryll Williams, Jerry Williams, Daniel Woolverton, Levi Woolverton and numerous cousins and friends.

Juanita Weatherly
Services for Juanita Weatherly, 86, Scurry, were held May 8, 2008, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Ken Maddox officiating. Interment followed in Pyles Prairie Cemetery.
Weatherly was born Dec. 15, 1921, in San Saba, daughter of the late Vena and James Enoch Wright and died May 7, 2008, in Kaufman. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Story Weatherly, grandson Brendon Blevins, a brother and two sisters.
She was a homemaker and member of the Beacon Church of Christ.
Survivors include daughters Wandenna and husband Robert Blevins; Roxanne and husband David Blevins; son Danny Lee and wife Kim Weatherly; sister Erma Lee Baker; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Flora Hallmark
Services for Flora Pyle Hallmark, 86, were held May 8, 2008, in the Pyle Prairie Cemetery in Kaufman County with the Rev. Ben Tomlinson officiating, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Hallmark was born May 28, 1921, in Colgate, Okla., to the late Amelia Titlow and William Oscar Pyle and died May 6, 2008, in Terrell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Howard Pyle and half-brother Virgil Pyle.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, serving as a past president.
She never served in the military, but she was patriotic and helped organized a Marine Corps reunion which has met for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her daughter Maxine Hale and husband Tom, Forney; sister Norma Johnson, Houston; sister-in-law Evelyn Pyle, Ore City; four nephews, two nieces; other relatives and and a host of friends.

Dorothy Small
A memorial service for Dorothy Small, 82, former longtime resident of Mabank, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Four Mile Lutheran Church with a family burial in Pennsylvania at a later date.
Small was born July 13, 1925, in Oaks, Pa., to Rosetta Clymer and Kulp Dunlap Sr. and died May 8, 2008, in a Temple hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Theodore Small and two sons, Gary Levering and Terry Small.
She was a graduate of Phoenixville High School in Pennsylvania and the University of Texas at Tyler with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She married Theodore Small May 31, 1958, in North Wales, Pa. She was a registered nurse and retired from Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman.
She was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Mabank and the Four Mile Lutheran Church in Prairieville. She was active in the Olympic Centers water aerobics program.
Survivors include her son Tom Small and wife Kathy, San Jose, Calif.; daughter Barbara S. Key and husband David, Moffat; grandchildren Chris Small and wife Cathleen, Roseville, Calif.; Tanya Baggese and husband Steve, San Jose, Calif.; Stephanie Key, Arlington; and Scott Key, Moffat; great-grandchildren Nikolaus Baggese and Theodore Small; sisters Florence Paster, Phoenixville, Pa.; Elizabeth Holbert, Chokoloskee, Fla.; and Ruth Richardson, Norristown, Pa.; and brother Percival Dunlap Jr. and wife Jeanette, Lansdale, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Four Mile Lutheran Church.

Linda Kay Matheson
Services for Linda Kay Noble Matheson, 51, Payne Springs, were held May 12, 2008, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Matheson was born June 1, 1956, in Dallas and died May 9, 2008, in Payne Springs. She was preceded in death by her mother Cleta Noble and brother Ricky Jack Noble.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Payne Springs for the past 21 years and was of the Baptist faith. She was a computer operator and had worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for 34 years.
She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be missed very much.
Survivors include her father John W. Noble, Winnsboro; husband Terry L. Matheson, Payne Springs; son John Terry Matheson, Gun Barrel City; daughter Teresa Gail Matheson, Payne Springs; grandsons Zackery Sellars, Payne Springs; and Ethan James “E-Boo” Sellars, Payne Springs; sisters Barbara J. McCallum and husband Ricky L., Forney; and Sherry L. Mack and husband Gerald, Winnsboro; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Bobby Ray Sparks
Services for Bobby 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.

Stephany Hubert
A Mass of Christian Burial for Stephany Veronica Hubert, 95, Kemp, was held at St. Ann Catholic Church in Kaufman May 13, 2008. Father Joseph Mehan officiated. Interment followed in the Kemp City Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Hubert was born Stephany Veronica Przekwas Dec. 5, 1912, in Milwaukee, Wisc., the daughter of Veronica Mikulski and John Prezekwas, and died May 8, 2008, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond Hubert, two brothers and a sister.
She was raised in the Polish National Catholic Church and converted to the Roman Catholic Church when she was in her 20s.
Survivors include daughters Diane Malan, California; and Darlyne Esser, Milwaukee, Wisc.; son Daniel Hubert, Kemp; grandchildren Debra Malan, Denise Keck, Daryl Hubert, Heather Hubert and Danielle Hubert; great-grandchildren Tiffany and Cody Keck; other relatives and a host of friends.

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