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James Barnhart
Services for James Oscar Barnhart, 73, of Kemp, will be held at a later date.
Barnhart was born Sept. 22, 1938, and died May 12, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Barnhart.
Survivors include his daughter, Linda Sadler of Fort Worth; grandchildren Casey Puckett of Dallas, Chelsey Winn of Washington, D.C.; sister William Payne of Chillicothe, Ohio.
He was the water supervisor for the West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District for many years until his retirement.




Mary Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Pierce
Services for Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Pierce, 90, were set to be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Restland Memorial Cemetery Memorial Chapel, located at 13005 Greenville Ave. in Dallas.
She was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Athens, to Phebe J. and Arthur M. Brown and died May 22, 2012.
Pierce was a long-time resident of Gun Barrel City. She was employed by IBM in Dallas for 25 years as a PBX operator and later as a secretary. After she retired and moved to Cedar Creek Lake, she became an active member of many organizations, including Aley United Methodist Church, Martin’s Hundred Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century, Daughters of the American Colonists, Sarah Maples Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, John Cavet Chapter United States Daughters of 1812, Texas Branch Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Root Seekers, Eastern Star and Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club. She loved genealogy and held many offices in the organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Pierce, brothers Williams Brown and Charles Brown, sister Jean Corley, brother-in-law Lane Corley and her parents.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Pylant Cabbiness, and son-in-law John, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren James R. Pylant and wife Kilene, Dallas; William E. Pylant, Abilene; Trina Reichek and husband Milt, Weatherford; Nick Cabbiness, Phoenix, Ariz.; brother-in-laws Richard Pierce, Dallas; and B.R. Pierce, Irving; great-grandchildren Cortland and Colby Cabbiness, Tulsa, Okla.; Josh Littlefield, Weatherford; and Jayme Littlefield, Wichita Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-County Genealogy Library, located at 132 Market St., Mabank, Tx. 75147.

Douglas Armstrong
Services for Douglas D. Armstrong, 57, of Conroe, were held on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with interment following at King Cemetery.
Armstrong was born May 15, 1955, in Mabank, to Viola and Homer Armstrong and died May 21, 2012.
Douglas was just a “good old country boy,” who worked hard to take care of his family. His world revolved around his children, grandchildren, family and friends. He had a huge heart and could always be counted on to help when it was needed. He enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as tending his garden and chickens. He will be missed by many and never forgotten. If you had met him once you had met a friend for life.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Byers, and brother James Simpson Armstrong.
He is survived by his loving wife, Vickie; two daughters, Leslie Armstrong and husband, Danny; and Susan Jones, all of Conroe; five grandchildren, Jesse, Kyrie, Kaleb, Brandon and Grace; brothers Kenneth Armstrong and wife, Debbie, of Conroe; and James Armstrong and wife Renee, of Willis; sister Sharon West and husband David, of Willis; father Homer Armstrong, of Willis; as well as many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at

Colleen Varner
A grave side service for Colleen Gail Varner, 71, of Trinidad were held at Mankin Cemetery May 22, 2012, with Michael Warren officiating.
Varner was born June 28, 1940, in Los Angeles, Calf. to Ethel Evangeline Graves and William Henry Varner and died May 21, 2012.
She worked as a dietary aide for a nursing home, and she was a Messianic Israel believer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Larry and Terry Varner, sister Rilla Enix, nephew Richard White and niece Cynthia Boothby.
She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Wilson, and grandchildren Xoe Varner and Benjamin Wilson.

Larry Joe Fetty
Grave side service for Larry Joe Fetty, 60, of Mabank, were held at 11 a.m., May 26, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Gardens.
Fetty was born Aug. 14,1951, in Lincoln, Neb., and died May 23, 2012, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aurora Ortiz and Harold W. Fetty.
He is survived by five sons, William, Larry Jr., Jeremy, Charley, Joel; three daughters, Brenda, Mandi and Ashley; sister Rita Murphy; step-sisters Tammi Kearns, Ruth Glasscock and Dorothy Rolison.



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