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Beverly Trahan
A memorial service for Beverly Ann Landry Trahan, 69, LaBelle, was held May 30, 2009, at the Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur. Cremation took place at Haven of Rest Crematory in China, Texas.
Trahan was born Oct. 30, 1939, in Port Arthur to Lena Eve Rouly and Eursin Landry and died May 27, 2009, at Hermann Memorial Baptist Hospital in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She had lived in the Port Arthur and LaBelle area all her life and was a self-employed bookkeeper.
She enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting as well as dancing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children Greg Trahan Sr., Tony Trahan, both of Fannett; and Sabrina Cardenas and husband Glenn Cardenas, Eustace; brother Ron Landry, Galveston; 10 grandchildren and three great-granddchildren.

Mary Baskerville
Services for Mary Baskerville, 87, Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Baskerville was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Texarkana and died May 21, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She graduated from the Methodist School of Nursing and served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps for three years, mostly in Saipan and New Caldonia.
She supervised the operating room and recovery room for 30 years at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
She then managed the Senior Citizens Center at Lancaster and Elmwood for eight years.
She retired to Cedar Creek Lake and died at home.
Survivors include her best friend Janice Harrison, Gun Barrel City; and many other friends.

Geneva Walker
Services for Geneva Eveline Walker, 79, Kemp, were held May 30, 2009, at the Eubank Chapel with the Revs. Randell Hyde and Lonnie Harris officiating. Burial was in Morris Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Walker was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Scurry to Minnie Cottongain and Henry Earnest Grubbs and died May 27, 2009, in Kemp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 57 years D.R. Walker in 2004, and sons Lesley Royce and David Gene Walker.
She was a member of Rock Hill Gospel Church. She enjoyed her church and family, especially her grandkids.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law Dearoll Wayne and Donna Walker, Richardson; and Wesley Leon and Tanja Walker, Mesquite; daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Pablo Chavez, Terrell; sisters Josephine Crandell, Seagoville; and Pauline Rogers, Waco; brothers Henry Grubbs, Lone Star; David Grubbs and Oscar Grubbs, both of Jacksonville; grandchildren Dearoll, Sean, Latracia, David Royce and Wesley Wayne Walker, Crystal Martin, Denise Lolly, Brandy and Brett Dancer and Malissa Lovell; great-grandchildren Ashley, Elizabeth, Shawna, Britney, Dearoll and Shannan Walker, Cameran Brewer, Courtney Waldrop, Breanna and Beau Dancer and David Lolly; other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Dearoll Walker, Sean Walker, Cameran Brewer, Frederick Daniel, Michael Martin, Eddy Lolly, Beau Dancer, Richard Walker and Travis Hudson.

Gayla Groom
Services for Gayla Yvonne Groom, 44, Kemp, were held May 31, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Greg Groom officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Groom was born July 15, 1964, in Lubbock and died May 26, 2009, in Kemp.
She was a graphic designer.
Survivors include her children J.C. Smith and Allison, New Baltimore, N.Y.; and Chrystal and Justin Fertitta, Kemp; brother Greg Groom and wife Sheri, McKinney; grandchildren Donald Shelton; Andrea Como; and Guythana Fertitta, all of Kemp; parents Allene Smith and husband Stan, Tyler; Ira Groom and wife Sherrie, Lindale; niece and nephew Kendell Groom and Shawn Groom.

O.L. Scarbrough Jr.
Services for O.L. “Curtis” Scarbrough Jr., 56, Lindale, were held June 2, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Adalian officiating. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Scarbrough was born May 9, 1953, in Dallas and died May 29, 2009, in Tyler.
He had lived in Lindale for the last two years and was a mechanic and veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his son Daniel Wayne Norrell and wife Brandi, Wills Point; sisters Linda Brocker and husband Ned, Midlothian; Janice Carnahan and husband Phil, Gun Barrel City; Elizabeth Swadley and husband Jim, Mabank; and Gina Hansell, Seven Points; adopted sister Shirley Norrell Dodson, Mesquite; grandchildren Chandy Hope, Alexis Faith and Daniel Wayne Norrell; stepchildren Danyale Kirstan Roberts, Dylan Weldon Roberts, Valittle Roberts and Devin Garretson.

Mary Ann Martin
Services for Dr. Mary Ann Martin, 66, Rusk, were held June 1, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Pastor John Chism officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Martin was born July 25,1942, in Dallas and died May 29, 2009, in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Walter Martin.
She was a Doctor of Medicine and self-employed. She retired in the late 1980s. She was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her sons Scott Henderson and wife Tonya, Flower Mound; and Stan Newton, Plano; brother Larry Martin, Athens; sister Jane Joplin, Athens; grandchildren Katie, Justin, Hollie and Ryan Henderson, all of Flower Mound; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Tina Marie Malloy
Services for Tina Marie Malloy, 49, Galveston, were held June 1, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Rick Dees officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Malloy was born Jan. 31, 1960, in Palestine and died May 29, 2009, in Waco.
She was preceded in death by her sister Janice Patton, mother Pinnie Freeman and nephew Michael Crawford Jr.
She was an office manager and had resided in Galveston for 20 years. She loved her family, friends and the beach. She had great pride in her daughters and grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughters Sarah Malloy, Galveston; and Rebecca Malloy, Port Arthur; grandchildren Matthew, Jacob, Nicholas, Oliva, Evee, Alissa and Evan; brothers Forrest Crawford and wife Diana, Palestine; and Michael Crawford and wife Lisa, Palestine; sister April Huddelston and Joe McFadden, Texas; father Forrest E. Crawford and wife Sharon Junell, Palestine.
 


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