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  Billie Moseley
Services for Billie E. Moseley, 86, Eustace, were held June 9, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Mabank with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Moseley was born Nov. 12, 1921, and died June 6, 2008, in Eustace.
Previously of Houston, he had resided in Eustace since 1985 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank. He was a locomotive engineer and veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of 1199 AF and AM Masonic Lodge in Eustace, Arabia Shrine of Houston, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and life member of the American Quarter Horse Association.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Moseley, Eustace; son Darryl E. Moseley and wife Glenda, Hempstead; daughter Debbie Kothmann and husband Winnard, Kingwood; stepdaughters Janice Thompson, The Woodlands; and Connie Stephens and husband Randy, Perkasie, Penn.; stepson Robert Hanna and wife Stacey, Houston; brothers Fred Moseley, Gun Barrel City; and Toby Moseley, Houston; sisters Mildred Dyer, Eustace; Bobbie Thomas, Payne Springs; Hellen Faslun, Houston; and Faye Taylor, Payne Springs; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Don Pearson, Eru Anderson, Maxie McNew, Midge Odom, Richard Craft and Ted Shauer.
Honorary pallbearer was Richard Bailey.

Antonio Lopez
A Mass of Christian Burial for Antonio Lopez, 71, Gun Barrel City, was held June 7, 2008, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Francis O’Dowd officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Lopez was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Lockhart and died June 4, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past seven years and was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church. He retired as a supervisor from Affinia Co. of Dallas after 38 years. He was a kind hearted man and made friends easily.
Pallbearers were Daniel Parras, Gabriel Lopez, Matthew Rico, Manuel Noriega, Julian Bazaldua, Lawrence Pulido, Edward Pulido and James Acevedo Jr.

Dorothy Smallwood
Services for Dorothy Nell Smallwood, Kemp, were held June 9, 2008, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Danny Mack officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Smallwood was born Jan. 9, 1925, to the late Lucille Bell Simonton and Edward Julius Marek and died June 6, 2008, in Kemp.
She was married to Robert Stephen Smallwood in 1963, and he preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1990. Also preceding her in death were two sisters and a brother.
She was a graduate of Caldwell High School in 1942, and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as president of the El Progresso Club in 1997 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kemp.
Survivors include her son Richard A. Haynie and his fianceé Mary of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family extends its appreciation for the dedication, support and loving care given by Anona Atterton, Cindy Coats, Debbie Barnes, Margaret Barr and Kathy Pietzsch during Smallwood’s illness.
Also, the family would like to extend appreciation to Christian Care Home Health for its support and loving care.

Dorothy Wood
Services for Dorothy Jean Wood, 77, Gun Barrel City, were held June 10, 2008, at Cooper Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham with burial at Carson Cemetery in Ector.
Wood was born June 2, 1931, in Ector and died June 7, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Wood in May, 1997, mother Hazel Amlin, sister Ruth Cockrill and brother Larry Amlin.
She started the first organized training class for head cashiers while with Tom Thumb Food Stores in Dallas, and later became the first female assistant manager for them. She retired after 39 years in the grocery business.
The family wishes to extend its gratitude and appreciation to her physician and friend Dr. Wally Mahmoud, to Sandy, Ruby and Pastor James Martin with Bridgeway Hospice Care and to the many good friends she had.
Survivors include her father Homer Amlin, Ravenna; brother and sister-in-law Marshall and Ann Amlin, Ector; sister and brother-in-law Glenda and Herschel Beaty, Gun Barrel City; daughter and son-in-law Dianne and Jay Medlyn, Gun Barrel City; grandson Jeff Hulsey, Coolidge; granddaughter Julie Paz, Dallas; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and family members.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Amlin, Rickie Amlin, Garrett Amlin, Jon Stillions, Jerome Rapp and John Frank.

Jess Dickerson
Graveside services for Jess Willard Dickerson, 89, Payne Springs, were held June 11, 2008, at the Kemp Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Dickerson was born Feb. 23, 1916, in Rains County and died June 7, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
He was self-employed and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a resident of Payne Springs for the past 15 years and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sons James R. Dickerson, Payne Springs; and Bill Thompson, Tulsa, Okla.; daughter Carolyn Hodgson, Georgia; sisters Elsie Ellis, Bonham; and Gladys Stone, Savoy; brothers R.A. Dickerson, Denison; and Billy Wayne Dickerson, Sherman.

Vera Martin
Services for Vera “Granny” Martin, 74, Payne Springs, were held June 9, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Martin was born Aug. 2, 1933, in Zanesville, Ohio, and died June 6, 2008, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her husband Louie Martin in 1992, son Jerry Baker in 1977 and grandson Jamie Baker in 1980.
Previously of Goldonna, La., she had resided in Payne Springs for the past 15 years and worked as a nurse’s aide at various places. She helped with fund-raisers for the Payne Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include her sons Darrel Baker and wife Vickie, Baton Rouge, La.; Gerald Baker and wife Vickie, Denham Springs, La.; and William Baker and wife Linda, French Settlement, La.; daughters Mary Martin Baker, Payne Springs; Marjorie Beard and husband Michael, Ponchatoula, La.; and Alice Mitchell and husband Doug, Mississippi; brother Charlie Fuller, Zanesville, Ohio; sister Nina Coble, Zanesville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jason Thorne, Jason Dixon, Joseph Alexander, Shannon Ward, John Dickie and Joseph Goldman.

James H. Bell
Services for former Mabank area resident James H. Bell, 75, Flint, were held June 10, 2008, at the Frankston Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Jay A. Griffin officiating. Burial was in Wofford Cemetery near Frankston under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler.
Bell was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Many, La., to the late Maudie Lavada Gour and Jessie James Bell and died June 7, 2008, in Tyler.
Moving from the Dallas area, he had lived in the Flint area for the past 15 years. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation as a maintenance employee and was a member of the Dallas Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Assembly of God faith.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years Velma Bell, Flint; sons Gene Bell, Flint; and Leon Bell, Gainesville, Ga.; brother Walter Maurice Bell, Bullard; and three grandchildren.

Eva Tuggle
Graveside services for Eva Lenora Tuggle, 97, Kemp, were held June 8, 2008, in the Kemp Cemetery with the Rev. Clayton McCord officiating under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp.
Tuggle was born June 14, 1910, in Forney to the late Lou Haire and Solomon Eudy and died June 6, 2008, in Kemp. She was preceded in death by husband James Tuggle Jan. 16, 1995, her brother Rupert Eudy and sister Marie Davis.
She was a valedictorian graduate of Forney High School in 1928 and attended John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, where she became a registered nurse.
She was one of the first female pilots in 1939. She loved horses and race horses.
Survivors include her daughters Joan McCord and husband John, Bedford; and Diana Pollock and husband Jim, Tool; grandchildren Merrie Lynn McCord and husband George Chan, John McCord Jr., Katie Morris Henson and husband Thor, Wendy Tyler and Jennie Griffith and husband Dennis; great-grandchildren Christian Tyler, Zoe Eve Henson, Sabastian Tyler and Esme Gabrielle Henson; nephews Steven and David Davis; other relatives and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, 102 W. Grove Street, Kaufman, TX 75142.

Minnie Jane Moore
Services for Minnie Jane Moore, 83, Tyler, were held June 9, 2008, at the Payne Springs Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Charles Wilson officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Moore was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Gatesville and died June 5, 2008, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Clarence Albert Moore, brothers Robert, George and Earl Featherston and sister Gladys Moore.
She was a homemaker and member of the Payne Springs Assembly of God Church. The family is grateful to the many loving and devoted caregivers and health care workers who graced her life in recent years.
Survivors include her sons Clarence Melton Moore and wife Nancy, Mabank; Jerry Lynn Moore and wife Mellisa, Bryan; and Dale Wayne Moore and wife Julia, Morton, Ill.; daughter Mary Jane Moore, Tyler; brothers Alvert Featherston, Lubbock; James Featherston, Greenville; and John Featherston, Bryan; sister Juanita Shelton, Hampton, Va.; grandchildren Anthony, Timothy, Megan, Matthew, Kellye, Aryn, Derek and Jeffrey.
Pallbearers were Anthony, Timothy and Matthew Moore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Alliance of Northeast Texas, 211 Winchester, Tyler, TX 75701.

Juanita Gray
Memorial services for Juanita P. Gray will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 16, at Aley Methodist Church with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Gray was born March 13, 1922, in San Angelo to Lessie and Edward Shropshire and died June 8, 2008, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her parents and son James “Pete” L. Gray.
She was a member of Aley Methodist Church and Prairieville Garden Club, Prairieville Quilting Club and Paralyzed Veterans Organization.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years James; nieces Betty and husband Jerry Geninger, Marysville, Kan.; Michelle and husband Jerry Reinhart, Marysville, Kan.; Jean Thornton, Blue Rapids, Kan.; nephews Ron and Laura Thornton, Manhattan, Kan.; Don and wife Traci Thornton, Manhattan, Kan.; and Jeff and wife Michele Thornton, San Antonio.
Memorials may be made to Caring Hearts Hospice, 1837 W. Main St., Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.

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