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Roy Frizzell
Services for Roy Lee Frizzell, 56, of Romance, Ark., were held May 21, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel.
Frizzell was born Aug. 13, 1956, in Romance, Ark., to Iva and Wallace Frizzell and died May 17.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include his son, Royce Dean and wife Amanda of Romance, Ark.; daughters Victoria of Arlington, Serenitie of Jackson, Tenn., and Danyelle of Romance, Ark.; six grandchildren; his father; brothers Jamie and wife Karen and Jerry and wife Janet, all of Kemp; sisters Lisa Morgan and husband David of Eustace, Thelma Bennett of Plano, Nona Roberts of Athens, Peggy Hinkle and husband Ricky of Canton; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Arlene Roach
Services for Arlene Marie Ibinger Roach were held May 17, 2012, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City.
Roach was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Black River Falls, Wis., to Edna Stenerson and Theodore Ibinger.
She graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1942, moved to Milwaukee to work for the police department. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert W. Roach, in 1944, after he graduated from flight school for the U.S. Army Air Corp.
She moved around the United States as a military wife, living through many wars including World War II, Korean conflict, Cold War and Vietnam.
They continue to travel throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico after retirement.
They stopped traveling when her health declined and settled into their home at Cedar Creek Country Club. Her children and grandchildren eventually moved to the area as well.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Audrey Kearney and husband Bob, brothers John and David Ibinger and son-in-law Tom Green.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Bob; daughter Judy Green; son Mike Roach and wife Pam; granddaughter Cris Cary and husband David; grandsons Mike Green, Patrick Green and wife Ashley, Mickey and wife Alisha and Topher Roach and wife Jamie; great-granddaughters Taylor, Madison, Ashton Green and Macie Roach; great-grandsons Clayton and Adam Cary, Brennan Green, Trey, Mason, Nathan and Chance Roach.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to UT Southwestern, Office of Development, Alzhiemer’s Research, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX, 75391-0888.

Aubrey Smith Jr.
Services for Aubra “Aubrey” Elam Smith, Jr., were held May 21, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Reginald Smith Jr. and Hunter Smith officiating.
Smith was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Mabank, to Bertha and Aubra Smith and died May 15, 2012.
He enjoyed country music, singing, talking about country singers and collecting their songs. He also enjoyed chocolate, animals and his nieces and nephews.
He was devoted to his church and attended regularly until his health failed him.
He strived to maintain a positive attitude and a wonderful sense of humor to the very last minute of his life.
He was a member of the Mabank Assembly of God Church in Mabank and in the last few weeks of his life was observed asleep with his hand on his Bible.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Bessie and Joe Bill Beets, sister Jolie Pickens and brother-in-laws Martin Pickens and Bud Hudspeth.
Survivors include his sister Loretta Smith Hudspeth of Plano; brother Reginald B. Smith Sr. and wife Sherilyn of Sherman; nephews Doug Hudspeth of Plano, Joe Pickens and wife Andrea of Mabank, Reginald Smith Jr. and wife Stephany of Sherman, Hunter and wife Jennifer of Indianapolis, Ind.; nieces Laurann Sutton Pratt and husband Dean of McKinney, Marta Harvey and husband Les of Comfort, Allison Robertson and husband Clay of Kerrville; cousins Presley Ann Wright and husband Maurice of Henderson, Betty Nell Kirby and husband Leon of Longview; and a host of great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers included Doug Hudspeth, Joe Pickens, Clay Robertson, Haywood Banks, Maxie McNew and Christopher Pickens.

Bobby Moore
Services for Bobby Moore, 55, Gun Barrel City, are set for 10 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2012, at Mabank First Assembly of God Church, in Mabank.
Moore was born Dec. 18, 1956, in Dallas, to Bettye Joyce Childress and Don. T Moore Sr. and died May 20, 2012, in Athens.
He lived in Gun Barrel for seven years, after living previously in Mesquite. He worked as a carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother George Raffield.
Survivors include his best friend, Connie Hurley; sons Dale and Bobby Moore; mother Betty Joyce Overgaard of Utah; and brothers Terry and George Moore and Don Moore, Jr.

A.L. Jackson
Services for A.L. Jackson, 92, of Kaufman, were held May 19, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with interment following at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Jackson was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Mabank, to the late Ora and Thomas Jackson and died May 16.
He enjoyed his family, horse racing, the Texas Rangers, baseball and ranching.
He attended the Kaufman Assembly of God Church, was a member of the American Legion, a truck driver and cattle rancher by trade and owned Jackson Brothers Trucking.
He earned five bronze stars during his Army service in World War II. He served his country faithfully.
He was known as Leon to his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elizabeth, daughter Drenda Jackson, son Ricky Jackson, brothers Eldon, Eugene, Delbert and T.L., and sisters Pauline and Wretha.
Survivors include his son, Gary Jackson of Mesquite; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many other family members and loving friends.
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Tim Stevenson
Services for Tim Stevenson, 61, of Gun Barrel City, were held May 20, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lynette Soloman and Anne Crow officiating.
Stevenson was born Oct. 6, 1950, in Dallas, to Essie Owen and Jess Wallace Stevenson.
He was a master plumber for 40 years and a devoted family man.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Survivors include his wife, Kelli Janway of Gun Barrel City; daughters Traci Crow of Kemp, Marci White of Seven Points, Brittany Ellison of Boiling Springs, S.C.; his mother of Dallas; brother Jerry Stevenson of Dallas; grandchildren Colby, Chelsea, Joshua, Jacob, Kaleb, Triston; great grandson Landon; many other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Genesis Hospice or Friends of the Animals Clinic.
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Thomas Bateman
Services for Thomas Allen Bateman Sr., 79, of Mabank, were held May 14, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel.
Bateman was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Arp, to parents Venus and Virgil Bateman and died peacefully at his residence May 11.
He enjoyed fishing with his family and driving his truck. He was a gardener, writer and enjoyed watching western movies on TV.
He retired from Amoco Oil, where he won many safe driving awards, was Christian by faith and a member of the Rope, Ride and Catch for Christ Cowboy Church in Mabank.
He was proud to have served in the U.S. Marines Corps and was awarded two Purple Hearts and the Medal of Honor which was presented to him by the President of South Korea.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Frances Estelle Bateman, brothers Raymond and Frank and sister Christine.
Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn Wilson and husband Jeff of Venus, sons Raymond Bateman of San Antonio and Thomas Bateman Jr. of Poteet; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; brother Harold Bateman and wife Barbara of Winnsboro; two half-sisters Ruby Hester of Grand Prairie and Louise Wilson of Brownsboro; one step-brother Jake Shelton and wife Mary of Greenville,
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Jeanette Rodgers
Services for Jeanette Rodgers, 71, of Mabank, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday (today), May 24, 2012, at the Phalba Independent Church. Interment was to follow at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park.
Rodgers was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Smith County, to Marie Davlin and Aaron Emmons and died May 19, 2012.
She was an active member in the Phalba Independent Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She enjoyed fishing, shopping, bowling and playing tennis. She also made porcelain dolls and liked to sew.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her sons Donald Wayne Rodgers and wife Melissa of Tyler, and David Rodgers of California; her mother, Marie D. Moore and husband Buddy of Mabank; sisters Virginia Dutton and husband Bill of Seven Points, Janelle Booker and husband Chuck of Fort Worth and Sue Hart and husband Perry of Mena, Ark.; brother A. Jeff Emmons of Canton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other family and many loving friends.
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Carrie Crocker
Services for Carrie Crocker, 94, of Gun Barrel City, were held May 23, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Ken Maddox officiating.
Crocker was born Sept. 29, 1917, in Paradise, to Roxie Fleener and Farfray Boswell and died May 18, 2012.
She was a seamstress by trade and enjoyed gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, husband Bill Crocker, seven brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include her daughters, Beth Pierce and husband George of Winnsboro, Floy Furr of Corinth, and Jannette Moseley of Gun Barrel City; son Charles Patterson of Wills Point, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren, brother Willard Boswell, of Marshall; sister JoAnn Wright, of Dallas, numerous nieces and nephews, and other family members and many friends.
A personal tribute may be posted online at


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