Graveside services for Lucille Hawkins, 96, Canton, were held June 13, 2008, at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point with chaplain Tommy Weems officiating, under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Hawkins was born April 10, 1912, in Yantis to Lula Mae Gibson and died June 10, 2008, in a Canton nursing home. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Billy Edward Hawkins, husband William Thomas Hawkins in 1969, one brother and two sisters.
She was raised in the Bright Star Community north of Wills Point. She married William Thomas Hawkins Oct. 8, 1931. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her sons Harry Thomas Hawkins and wife Judy, Cedar Hill; Dempsey Earl Hawkins, Gun Barrel City; and Roland Dane Hawkins and wife Connie, Dallas; daughters Frances Alien Bledsaw, Gun Barrel City; and Helen L. Jones, Edgewood; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Roy Alton Morris, 71, Gun Barrel City, were held June 16, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Morris was born March 26, 1937, in Chillicothe and died June 12, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Balch Springs, he had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1998 and was of the Baptist faith.
He was a forklift operator and an veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved his family and liked boating and working in the yard.
Survivors include his wife Billie Morris, Gun Barrel City; daughter Melody McChane and husband Johnny, Balch Springs; five stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Merle Morris, Mineola; sisters Evelyn Elliott, Mesquite; and Billie Mayfield, Seagoville; other family members and many friends.
Graveside services for Donald Wayne “Donnie” Trotter, 66, Midland, were held June 17, 2008, at Bog Spring Cemetery in Garland under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Trotter was born May 16, 1942, in Richardson and died June 13, 2008, in Midland.
He was preceded in death by his five brothers and sisters and parents Ethel and Jacob Trotter.
Previously of Kountz, he resided in Midland for the past 10 years. He was an ironworker and veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Richardson schools. He was a hardworking and honest person.
Survivors include his son Donald Wayne Trotter Jr., Shreveport, La.; daughter Janette Susan Trotter; brother James T. Trotter, Mabank; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Graveside services for Joe “Bill” Butler, 95, Dallas, were held June 14, 2008, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Don Teague officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Butler was born June 26, 1912, in Gause and died June 12, 2008, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his wife LaVoe Butler, two brothers, two sisters and parents Maude and Andrew Butler.
He was a clerk and retired from civil service after 20 years service. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He graduated from Robstown High School and attended Navarro Junior College.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving four years in Gen. Patton’s Third Army from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3366 in Corsicana.
Survivors include friend Ruth Roth of Dallas.
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.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years Monica Lopez; daughters Dolores Parras and husband Daniel; Grace Lopez; Hope Rico and husband Jessie; Alice Lopez; and Angelica Lopez and fiancé Daniel; sons Antonio Lopez Jr., and wife Maria; Alexander Lopez; and Dominic Lopez and wife Vicki; sisters Patuka and Yolanda, Austin; 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Daniel Parras, Gabriel Lopez, Matthew Rico, Manuel Noriega, Julian Bazaldua, Lawrence Pulido, Edward Pulido and James Acevedo Jr.
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