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  Nevaeh Nixon
Services for Nevaeh LeighAnne Nixon, infant, Payne Springs, were held May 29, 2010, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with pastor Teresa Pruitt-Franklin officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Survivors include parents Jennifer and Lessie Nixon, Payne Springs; brother Angel Nixon, Payne Springs; grandparents Phyllis and Edward Nixon, Payne Springs; grandmother Kimberly Stringer, Arlington; and grandfather Jack Roach, Arlington; other family members and many loving friends.

Jim Geer
Services for Jim Geer, 83, Enchanted Oaks, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010 (today), at the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. Philip Cook officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Geer was born March 3, 1927, in Eldorado, Ark., and died May 21, 2010, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his wife Laura Lou Washington Geer and sister Patsy Coulter.
He had resided in Enchanted Oaks for the past 18 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was Baptist by faith and graduated from Gaston High School.

Barbara Morris
Services for Barbara “Bobbye” Morris, 76, Kemp, were held May 24, 2010, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Tim Stevens officiating. Interment was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Morris was born Aug. 1, 1933, in Mabank and died May 21, 2010, in Kemp.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ollie and Ira Orman.
She had resided in Kemp most of her life and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband Ray Morris, Kemp; sons Ray Keith Morris and wife Judy, Point; and Paul Kent Morris, Kemp; daughter Carol Howe and husband Lee, Garland; sister Ernestine Myrick, Kemp; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; other family and many loving friends.
Pallbearers were Bryant Morris, Aaron Howe, Andrew Howe, Nathan Morris, Zak Morris and Todd Gilmore.

Emma Smith
Emma Ellen Smith, 92, Geneva, Ohio, (formerly of Kemp), died May 24, 2010.
She was born April 2, 1918, in Central Ill., the ninth of 14 children, to Blanch and John Lowery of Normal, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 2003, daughter June Salter in 2007 and grandson Ralph Salter in 1992.
Until 1951, she and her husband Frank Eston and four children lived on a farm near Brownston, Ill.
There, she tractored, loaded hay, slopped hogs, plucked chickens, served large noon meals to family and hired hands.
She made dresses and shirts out of feed sacks for her family and later used her sewing skills to do alterations for J.C. Penny.
In 1953, she and the family moved to Texas settling in Irving, where the children graduated from Irving High School.
With her children grown she and her husband moved to Lake of the Pines, where he was an electrician, and she owned and operated a restaurant/motel.
In the early 70s, they moved to Kemp where her husband died in 2003.
In August 2007, she moved to Geneva, Ohio to live with her daughter Janice Smith and husband Jack.
In Texas, she belonged to Southern Baptist Churches, the last one being First Baptist Church of Kemp.
In Ohio, she joined the First Baptist Church of Ashtabula.
In her day, she worked in a pant factory, department stores, jewelry store, sold cosmetics door-to-door and in the mid-1980s was a Dallas/Fort Worth airport security guard.
Her last jobs were caring for three Alzheimer patients in their home.
Survivors include her daughters Janice Smith and husband Jack, Geneva, Ohio; and Pat Proctor and husband Carl, Irving; son Ralph Smith and wife Joanne, Olympia, Wash.; sisters Frieda Willan and Dorothy Lipscomb, Bloomington, Ill.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.



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