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Donna Patton
Services for Donna Ruth Patton, 64, of Mabank, were held May 29, 2012, at Mabank Church of Christ with interment at Elm Grove.
Patton was born Sept. 1, 1947, to Edith and Henry Raglin and died May 24, 2012.
She lived as a New Testament Christian obeying the Gospel in her youth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Duane “Bubba” Raglin.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Paul Patton; daughter Karen Kossowsky of Fords, N.J.; sons Phillip Patton of Marshall, Patrick Patton of Mabank; sister Diane Goode of Dallas; five grandchildren.
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Arthur Hurley
Services for Dr. Arthur G. Hurley, 83, of Gun Barrel City, were held May 25, 2012, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leon Mcdowell and Pastor William officiating.
Hurley was born April 14, 1929, in Dallas, to Lois and Arthur Hurley and died May 21, 2012.
He was known by many names including Arthur Gene Hurley, Rev. Hurley, Bro. Hurley, Daddy, Pappaw, Daddy-in-law, and Uncle Art.
He gave his life to the Lord at a very young age, preaching the Gospel at 16 years old. That calling allowed him to pastor nine different churches within the states of Oklahoma and Texas.
When he wasn’t providing spiritual guidance, he worked in the concrete business.
There is a semblance between his spiritual work and his daily grind to provide for his family, as laying concrete provides strong foundations for our homes, he provided strong principles and spiritual foundations as a Pastor.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, spending time with his family, music, singing and playing the guitar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sons Arthur Jacob and Charles Roy Hurley and brother Charles Roy Hurley.
Survivors include his wife Viola Hurley of Gun Barrel City, son Pastor Paul E. Hurley and wife Tracy of Gun Barrel City; daughter Kathy R. Forman and husband Pastor William of Garland; grandchildren Chera, Tarin, Shantale, Bryan, Tonya, Misty, Michael, Tina and Melanie; great-grandchildren Caleb, Brooke, Jacob, Chance, Makayla, William and Dylan; sister Paula Ray and husband Rob of Glen Rose; brothers Joe Simmons and wife Juanita and Coy Simmons and wife Melvena, all of Gun Barrel City; daughter-in-law Kathy Wardrum of Justin; neices, nephews, other family members and many friends.
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Wallace Price
Services for Wallace Duncan Price, 85, of Gun Barrel City, were held May 29, 2012, in the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lipan, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Price was born Nov. 7, 1926, in Dallas, to Ethel Hampton and Wallace D. Price, Sr. and died at home May 27, 2012.
He graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas after promising his mother that he would so he could join the U.S. Marine Corp and fight for his country.
His family called him “Sonny.” He was deployed to the Pacific conflict and stormed the beaches of Iwo Jima and was a survivor of the fourth Marine division.
When he was discharged after World War II, he enrolled at North Texas Teachers College under the GI Bill and graduated with a degree in education.
He married his college sweetheart, Nellie Mae Davies, Sept. 1, 1950, in Texarkana. He was recalled into the Marines and served as an officer at Camp Pendleton.
He completed his master’s in education and accepted a position as principal in South America.
While they lived in Columbia, Peru, and Venezuela, their family grew with the births of four children. He was also a lifelong Boy Scout, serving as Scout Master and Troop Leader.
He spent his working life in many cities including El Dorado, Rankin, Texarkana, Colorado City, Morse, Spearman, Bovina, Lipan, South America and Grants, N.M.
His life was devoted to the Marines, education and promotion of young people, and to his family.
After his wife died in 1986, he retired and moved to Gun Barrel City.
He met Joyce Olsen and married her in 1993. He continued serving the community through the Masonic Lodge. He was a past worshipful master in Blue Lodge, 32nd degree mason in Scottish Rite in Hella Shrine, York Rite Mason Chapter, Council and Taylor Commandry.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, sisters Katherine and Nell.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; children Debra Bridges and husband Johnny of Odessa, Gregory Price and wife Mary Lou and Charles Price and wife Georgann both of Pantego, Lisa and husband Lee of Menard, Shawn Crews of Waco, Sharlyn Roberts of Dallas, Shalone Willms and husband Fred of Coppell, and Shayne Heatherley and wife Donna of Temple; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Matthew and Colin Price, Derek Willms, Jeremiah, Seth and Johnny Bridges.
Honorary pallbearers were Duncan and Chris Price, Ty Heatherley, and Lee Clark.
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