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Inez Blackmon
Grave side services for Inez Blackmon, 86, of Palestine, were held June 4, 2012, at the Judson Cemetery in Cayuga, officiated by Rev. Charles McNeil under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Blackmon was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Cayuga, to Nola Ann Seat and Tom Henry and died June 1, 2012, in Palestine.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Katherine Ann Williams, grandson Troy Hunter Bynum, brother Odus Henry, and three infant sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Gayle Rodriquez; sister Zonelle Henry Fulton; grandson Michael Bynum; and great-granddaughter Makayla Bynum.

Mary Gregg
Services for Mary Phillips Gregg, 79, of Dallas, were held June 2, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Pastor Angela Campbell officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Gregg was born March 15, 1933, in Marked Tree, Ark., to Florence and Earl Phillips and died May 28, 2012.
She was known as “Mamaw” to her grandchildren and enjoyed seeing her first great-grandchild. She enjoyed being a woman of faith, playing the piano and organ, playing bridge and golf. She was the president of the Military Wives Club, as well.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Sonny Phillips, sister Maurine Boyett and her husband, Robert E. Gregg.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherri Wong, and husband Paul of Dallas; sons John Gregg of Gun Barrel City and David Gregg and wife Linda of Wichita Falls; sister Betty Tucker of Marked Tree, Ark.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Odyssey Dreams Foundation, 7557 Rambler Road #112, Dallas, 75231, attention to Angie Campbell.
A personal tribute may be posted online at

Charmaine Webb
Services for Charmaine Hope Webb, 76, of Payne Springs, were held June 3, 2012, in the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel, in Gun Barrel City, with Chaplain Raymond Neal officiating.
Webb was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Lucille McNulty and Eldon Johnson and died May 26, 2012, at her home with her family at her side.
She was a teacher for the Garland Independent School District. She retired after 31 years in the classroom and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eustace.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Leslie “Les” Gordon Webb; son Christopher Paul Webb and his wife, Tracy; daughter Julia D’Ann Sanders and husband Gerald; brother Ronald Johnson and his wife, Kathy; sisters Ruth Johnson and Mona Weatherson and her husband, Terry; sisters-in-law Carole King, Susan Walker and Dianne Holliday.

John Smith
Services for John Alan Smith, 52, of Sulphur Springs, were held June 6, 2012, at the Tapp Funeral Home. Interment followed in the North Hopkins Cemetery.
Smith was born Aug. 15, 1959, in Paris, to Carol Rattan and John Arthur Smith and died June 3, 2012 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
He married Michele Conley Aug. 14, 1982 in Bonham.
He was an agriculture teacher at Farmersville High School and was affiliated with the Oak Ridge Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Michele Smith; daughters Shannon Smith and Jennifer Compton and husband Colt, both of Mabank; grandchild Grady Compton; his parents; brothers Jeff and Stan Smith, both of Honey Grove; sisters Jackie Shelton of Waxahachie, Cindy Kueckelhan of Bonham and Leasa Baxter of Honey Grove.
Pallbearers were Mark and Randy Conley, Roger Claxton, Billy Johnson, John Mays, and Tom Trull.
Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Phillip and Robert Wayne Milton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Texas FFA Foundation, 614 East 12th St., Austin, TX, 78701.

Josephine Shaw
Services for Josephine Louise Shaw, 81, of Gun Barrel City, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Harbor Baptist Church.
Shaw was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Hearne, to Louise Loria Campbell and John C. Degelia, Sr., and died May 11, 2012.
She was one of the most loving, caring, generous and forgiving people one could ever hope to know.  She was honest, soft spoken, and always put others before herself. She was very creative, enjoyed music, playing piano, dancing and was a talented cook and seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Shaw Sr., and her parents.
Survivors include her children, Catherine Kidder and husband Charley of Harlingen, Anita Gentry and husband Buck and William Lee Shaw, Jr. of Gun Barrel City, grand-children Michael Knittel and wife Robbie of San Angelo, Chris Knittel of Sterling City, Nathan Bailey, Dylan Bailey and Luke Gentry of Gun Barrel City; great-grandchildren Ashtin, Cross and Allie Knittel, all of Sterling City, Sterling Knittel of Harlingen and her brother, John C. Degelia, II of Plano.


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