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Tina Wagner
Services for Tina L. Wagner, 45, of Tyler, will be held at a later date.
Wagner was born July 21, 1966, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Kathy and Charles Burns and died May 28, 2012.
As a child she was known as “peanut.” She enjoyed children, being a mother, camping, fishing, puzzles and having fun.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William D. Davis, Jr. and sister Windy D. Davis.
Survivors include her daughters, Jamie M. Wagner of El Paso, Taylor L. Collendrina of Kilgore, Cheyenne H. Wehrum of Tyler; her parents of Gun Barrel City; sisters Mary Stevens of Lakewood, Ohio, Cindy Shackelford of Sherman, Donna Kirby and husband Kenneth LaRoque of La., Stacy Green and husband Donald of Sugarland; other family members and many loving friends.
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Phillip Coots
Services for Phillip D. Coots, 33, of Eustace, were held May 31, 2012, at Eubank Funeral Chapel, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Burial followed at Haven of Memories in Canton.
Coots was born July 14, 1978, in Tyler, to June and Bill Coots and died May 26, 2012, in Athens.
He grew up in Phalba and attended school in Canton. He was Christian by faith and a devoted father, husband, son, and friend.
He enjoyed working on diesel engines, camping and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruth and Roy Coots and Vallie and Waymon Evans.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Chancie Coots, of Eustace; sons William and Waylon Coots of Eustace; his father, Bill Coots and wife Tami of Mabank; mother June Edwards and husband Bobby of Longview; brother Roy Coots of Mabank; nephew Roy Coots Jr. of Mabank; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers are Morgan and Mathew Rawlinson, Eugene McKinney, Stephan Horton, Wesley Pruitt, Justin Phillips, Troy Tucker, and Chase Barnes.

Vernon Killen
Grave side service for Vernon Tillman Killen, 95, of Tool, were held at Tool Cemetery May 30, 2012, with Bro. Steven Palmer officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Killen was born May 26, 1917, in Seagoville, to Etta Lackaby and Cletus Daniel Killen and died May 28, 2012, in Athens.
He was a self-employed carpenter until his retirement.
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Peggy.
Survivors include his stepson, Dennis Hunter.

James Pelham
Services for James A. Pelham, 83, of Payne Springs, were held June 2, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Teague officiating. Interment followed at Payne Springs Cemetery.
Pelham was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Corsicana, to Lena Roberts and Vilbert Pelham and died peacefully May 29, 2012, in Bedford.
He was known to his grandchildren as “Pappy” and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He was a loving, devoted husband and wonderful father. He was a hard worker on his cattle ranch.
He was the founder of Pelham’s Industrial Warehouses, Inc. and worked until January 2012, helping to advance the careers of his children and grandchildren in the family business.
He served on the Payne Springs Water and Cemetery boards and as treasurer of the North Texas Delivery Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister June Pitchford, stepmother Lucille Pelham and his grandmother Eva Granky.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gladys, of Payne Springs; son Larry of Grand Prairie; daughters Lana of Grand Prairie and Reba Lynn Dupler and her husband, Roger, of Hurst; grandchildren Kristen Sawberger and husband Kevin of Arlington and Mark Dupler of Hurst; great-grandchild Caleb Sawberger of Arlington; Kaye Nunn, whom he considered his daughter; other family members, many friends and special caregivers.
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Rolene Kralich
Services for Rolene June Kralich, 73, of Enchanted Oaks, were held May 28, 2012, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Dan Daugherty officiating.
Kralich was born June 1, 1938, in Wilcox, Neb., to Esther and Herbert Dunse and died May 24, 2012.
She was Catholic by faith and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City. She enjoyed crocheting, playing bridge and reading.
She was a member of Friends of the Library and the Ladies Auxiliary and had been happily married for 57 years. She was a joy in life and to know her was to love her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Rudy, of Enchanted Oaks; sons Joseph and wife Debora of Jacksonville, Jerry and wife Mary of Mansfield and Jeff and wife Sue of Colleyville; daughter Cathy of Houston; sisters Della and husband Gerald of Alma, Neb., Donita of Lincoln, Neb., and Ruth and husband Gene of Jackson, Ala.; nine grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other family and friends.
A personal tribute may be posted online at



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