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  Scottie Russell
Services for Scottie W. Russell, 93, Mabank, were held May 26, 2007, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Interment followed under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Russell was born July 4, 1913, in Red Oak and died May 23, 2007, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Oleta Russell, daughter Jeannean Miles and husband Tom, grandson Jackie Russell, great-granddaughter Amber Russell, mother Jesse Russell, sisters Jack McQuagge and husband Adair, Polly Vandergriff and husband Hugh, and Myrtle Bliss and husband Houston.
He was a resident of Irving from 1955 to 2006, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Irving. He retired from Sanger Harris after 35 years as an upholsterer and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
Survivors include his son Tony Russell and wife Susan, Mabank; daughter-in-law Lee Russell, Irving; sister Lillian Coats and husband E.C., Dallas; grandchildren Scottie Miles, Irving; Gary and Heather Russell, Mesquite; Johnny and Cathy Russell, Gun Barrel City; Jonus Russell, Irving; Lisa Miles, Irving; Michelle Russell, Irving; Kari and Jason Stephens, Mabank; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; niece Linda Payne and husband Leonard; nephews Butch McQuagge and Mike Bliss and wife Bobby.
Pallbearers were Scottie Miles, Jimmy Miles, Gary Russell, Johnny Russell, Jonus Russell, Jason Stephens, Robert Hurtado and Ryan Hurtado.

Edward Hager
Edward Leon Hager, 37, Payne Springs, died May 23, 2007, in Athens. He was born Nov. 17, 1969, in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his mother Victoria Ann Hager in 1993.
Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was an auto mechanic.
Survivors include his father Leon Hager, Payne Springs; brothers A.C. Green, Aberdeen, Miss.; and Billy Maxey, Irving; sisters Alta Chambers, Payne Springs; Lee Ann Sanchez, Payne Springs; and Tracey Hager, Mabank; several nieces and nephews.



Adeline Patton
Services for Adeline Willis Patton were held at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp May 29, 2007, with Rev. David A. Yunker officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp City Cemetery.
She was born February 19, 1920, in the Pyle Prairie Community of Kaufman County, the daughter of Theodore Francis and Ruby Willis Pyle, and died May 23, 2007, in Kemp.
She attended school in Grays Prairie, Peeltown and Kaufman, and was a graduate of Kaufman High School.
She married Archie Patton Sept. 3, 1938. They both worked at the North American Aviation Plant at Grand Prairie until Dec. 7, 1941. Archie was inducted into the military Feb. 15, 1944, and just over a year later, on April 19, 1945, he was killed in action on Okinawa.
Adeline joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and went to Fort Oglethorpe for basic training. She was stationed at Blackland Air Force Base in Waco, and was discharged Dec. 4, 1945.
After attending Neilson Beauty School in Dallas, Adeline operated a beauty shop in Kemp from November, 1945, until retiring Jan. 1, 1983.
She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Kemp, where she was Membership Chairman and Historical Chairman. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3905 in Kaufman, and a member of the Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club for many years. She belonged to Gold Star Wives of South Central Region since 1946.
Adeline was preceded in death by her husband, Archibald Patton; parents, Theodore and Ruby Pyle; grandparents, Nick and Mary Moore Pyle, and Alvin Samuel and Eliza Phillips Willis; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Larry Darsey Jr.
Graveside services were held for Larry Darsey Jr., 65, of Dallas, May 28, 2007, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry, with Al Madden officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp.
He was born Lawrence Earnest Darsey Jr., in Dallas, Feb. 17, 1944, the son of Lawrence Earnest Darsey Sr. and Marian Elizabeth Herman.
Survivors include a son, Larry Darsey III of Lubbock; daughters Kay Corr of Chesapeake, Va., Lillie Darsey of Arlington and Mellissa Darsey of Arlington; grandchildren Darsey, Christina, Lawrence IV and Colby.
Also surviving is a sister, Betty Willman of Scurry; numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Norma Harmon
Memorial services were held May 28, 2007, for Norma Cleo Harmon, 86, of Kemp, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp, officiated by members of the family.
She was born Norma Cleo Roberson May 19, 1921, in Yarnby, Okla., daughter of James Lee Roberson and Dovie Speck, and died May 24, 2007, in Kaufman County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, John W. Bicknell; second husband, Raymond Harmon; five brothers; and an infant son.
Survivors include children, Peggy Lou Harmon of Pensacola, Fla., Henry C. Bicknell of Santa Monica, Calif., Madonna Lee Smith of Bloomington, Ill., Sandra Suzanne Anderson of Kemp, Ilene Mallard and husband Jasper of Athens, and John Bicknell wife Beth of Pine Bluff, Ark.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; brother Ralph Roberson of Carmichael, Calif.; numerous other family members and friends.

Doris Jean Hood
Services for Doris Jean Hood, 82, Athens, were held May 31, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Malakoff with Shane Williams officiating. Burial was in Trinidad Cemetery.
Hood was born May 28, 1925, in Stanford and died May 28, 2007, at West Place Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by husband Richard Clayton Hood and grandsons Darron Pinder and Richard Lawrence Hood.
She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Plymouth, Ind., and worked for the neighborhood center.
She lived in Plymouth since 1980, coming from Chicago. When her health declined, she came back to Texas to be with family.
In her opinion her greatest accomplishment was raising five children on her own to be productive citizens. She loved being surrounded by family.
Survivors include daughters Beverly and Jerry Pinder, Plynouth, Ind.; Gail and Robert Pinder, Trinidad; and Marie and Fred Bannister, Trinidad; sons Terry Hood, Red Oak; and Wayne Hood, Aubrey; granddaughters Deanna and Jason Hale, Argos, Ind.; Mary and Danny Chew, Kewama, Ind.; and Isa and Kevin Kersey, Plynouth, Ind.; grandsons Kerry and Stephane Pinder and Darren and Vanessa Pinder, Knox.

Donald Rohleder
Services for Donald “Dutch” Rohleder, 71, of Gun Barrel City were held May 30, 2007, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Rohleder was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Louisville, Ky., and died May 25, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.
Rohleder was a U.S. Navy sailor. He had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past 10 years, and was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Rohleder of Gun Barrel City; a son, Kevin Rohleder of Red Oak, Ind.; three daughters, Debora Perkins and husband David of Casa Grande, Ariz; Brenda Randall and husband David of Descanso, Calif.; and Linda McDowell and husband Roger of Gun Barrel City; two brothers, Robert Rohleder and Norman Rohleder, both of Kentucky; two sisters, Rosa Heddin of Texas and Norma Smith of Kentucky; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Bill M. Gilbert
Services for Bill M. Gilbert, 72, Mabank, were held May 18, 2007, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. James McWhorter officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gilbert was born March 31, 1935, in Flynn and died May 15, 2007, in Mabank.
Previously of Irving, he had lived in Mabank for the past 36 years and was of the Baptist faith. He retired in 1995 from the Texas Highway Department. He also worked for Austin Paving for 22 years. He had been married since 1952. He was a 32nd degree Mason/Shriner and member of Roddy Lodge No. 234.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Gilbert, Mabank; son Billy Gilbert and wife Mary Ann, Rhome; daughters Sheree Graves and husband Ronnie, Kemp; Lorrie Clark and husband Andy, Canton; and Connie Carter and husband John, Mabank; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Mozell Richie, San Antonio; other family members and many friends.

Mary Gonzalez
Services for Mary G. Gonzalez, 78, Trinidad, were held May 30, 2007, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Monsignor Brennan officiating. Interment followed in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Gonzalez was born April 7, 1929, in Palmer, the daughter of the late Andrea and Gregario Gonzalez, and died May 26, 2007, in Kaufman. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Domingo Gonzalez, sister Guadlupe Aguero and brother Juan Gonzalez.
She was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church, Ladies of the Guild and Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars of Trinidad.
Survivors include her daughters Yolanda and husband Kenneth Burr, Kaufman, and Mary Ann Wilson, Trinidad; son Domingo and wife Sheryl Gonzalez, Mesquite; sisters Connie Moreno, Dallas; Grace Robles, Mesquite and Gilda Ross, Dallas; brothers Joe Gonzalez, Mesquite; Jesse Gonzalez, Gregory Gonzalez and Gilbert Gonzalez, all of Dallas; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.