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Obituaries


Rynell Reynolds
Memorial services for Rynell Reynolds, 67, of Mabank, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank.
Reynolds was born Aug. 11, 1943, in Dallas to Claude Monaghan and Tracy Reynolds and died June 8, 2011, in Mabank.
She lived most of her life in the Mabank area, where she was active in the First United Methodist Church, while rearing four children.
Reynolds was a member of the 1961 graduating class at Mabank High School.
She was a loving mother, as well as a caring and kind person.
During her mature years, Reynolds became very involved with the Humane Society and Friends of the Animals spay and neuter clinic.
Throughout her life, she worked hard finding wonderful homes for many cats from the shelter.
Reynolds will truly be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include daughters, Tracy Logan of Allen; Trina Schoenstein and husband Mike, Southlake; son Todd Thomas and wife Deborah, Mabank; son Tye Thomas of Mesquite; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Cole, Brittany, Avery and Coley Baker, Corinth; Blake Logan, Allen; Jill, Adam and Allison Schoenstein, Southlake; Felicia, Brandon, Dylan and Dayton Thomas, Mabank.
She is also survived by her sister Ralaine Manning and husband John, Mabank and their children and grandchildren, Wayne, Keitha, Mikayla, Mackenzie, and Dane Manning, Mabank; Scott and Brady Manning, Mabank; as well as in-laws Ruth and Clyde Thomas, Canton.
The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation, the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during this difficult time. May God bless and keep you.
In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Reynolds can be sent to Friends of the Animals, P.O. Box 5455 in Mabank, TX 75147, or please call (903) 887-7387.

Margaret West
Graveside services for Margaret Marie West, 79, of Gun Barrel City, were held June 14, 2011, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
West was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Maud to Bertha Mathis and Joseph Earl Carter and died June 11, 2011, at her home in Gun Barrel City.
She moved to the Dallas area when she was 16.
In 1976, West came to reside in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
She was a member of Souls Harbor in Oak Cliff.
Survivors include son Charles Wayne Savage, Dallas; daughters Linda Elaine Ferrell, Mead, Okla.; Gretta Anderson, Seagoville; Leslie Lorraine Clee, Georgia; Laura Marie Aderholt, Seagoville; Teresa West Buckmeyer, Gun Barrel City; brother Joseph Carter, Dallas; sisters Margie Goolsby, Arkansas; Joy Slovak, McKinney; Betty Johnson, Dallas; many other relatives and friends.

Linda Tank
Services for Linda Leith Tank, 69, were held June 6, 2011, at the St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Tank was born Dec. 25, 1941, to Billy Jean and Denny Snider and died June 2, 2011.
She was a member of the St. Jude’s Catholic Church and was active with the Lady of the Lake Women’s Guild.
Tank was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, G. Peter Tank; sons Chris and Peter Tank; sister Julie Pritchett; and grandchildren Dylan and Lauren Tank Pritchett.

Don Pierce

Memorial services for Donald Ray “Don” Pierce, 69, of Mabank, were held June 15, 2011, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank with the Rev. Rick Wyatt officiating.
Pierce was born Feb. 12, 1942, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Florence Hill and Roy Pierce and died June 9, 2011, in Tyler.
He was known as “Don” and loved to help other people.
Pierce was employed in the sales department of a roofing business.
He loved riding his motorcycle and spending time outdoors.
Pierce also enjoyed woodworking and making toys.
He was a Christian.
Pierce’s biggest enjoyments in life was spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Betty Beck.
Survivors include sons Donald Ray Pierce Jr. and wife Amber, Mabank; Daniel Bryant Pierce, Mabank; brother R.J. Pierce, California; sisters Imagene Rocovitts and husband Donnie, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Bobbie Ruth Duffield, Lake of the Pines; grandchildren Destinne and Brandon Ray Pierce, both of Mabank; other family members and many loving friends.

Cecil Stokes
Private services for Cecil C. Stokes, 87, will be held at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was born Sept. 14, 1923, in McLean to Helen Staley and Claude Stokes and died June 8, 2011, in Tyler.
Stokes loved his life at Cedar Creek Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son David Stokes.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Antoinette Thomas Stokes; son Frank Stokes and wife Stacey; daughters Lynne Stokes; Julia Pennington and husband Myles; brother Eugene Stokes; sisters Dorothy Lee Black and Luella Sell; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; other family members and friends.

LaVonu Potter
Services for LaVonu Potter, 70, of Eustace, were held June 13, 2011, at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Eustace with Bro. Jock officiating. Interment followed at Payne Cemetery, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Potter was born July 14, 1940, in Crandall to Maebell Mundie and William Thomas Kennedy and died June 9, 2011, in Malakoff.
She was a homemaker.
Potter was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Eustace.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Houston Royce Potter Sr.; son Keith Dan Potter and grandson Ricky Potter.
Survivors include sons Houston Royce Potter Jr. and wife Rhonda, Seagoville; William Thomas Potter, Eustace; daughter Lorie Short and husband John, Malakoff; sisters Vonnie Potter; Betty Hyre and husband Tracy; Thelma Hooley; Fay Eggert and husband Paul; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chris Vargas, James Short, Tim Wiseman, John Short and Thomas Brown.

Celene Williams
Memorial services for Celene Jeanette Williams, 53, of Kemp, will be held at 3 p.m. June 18, 2011, at Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs with the Rev. George Yarger officiating.
Williams was born Nov. 5, 1957, in Newport, Ky., to Janis Poweleit and Robert A. Brickler and died June 11, 2011, in Athens.
She was a homemaker.
Williams loved to collect teddy bears, liked puppy dogs and enjoyed reading her Bible prior to losing her vision.
After she could no longer see well enough to read, someone was always reading her Bible to her.
Williams was a member of Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs.
Survivors include her parents of Gravious Mills, Mo.; her husband, Gary Williams, Kemp; brothers Robert A. Bickler Jr. and wife Carol, Arlington; Russell W. Brickler and wife Vickie, Itasca; Randall W. Brickler and wife Heather, Arlington; nieces Ashley, Sarah, Rachel and Taralynn; and nephew Jordan.

 

 

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