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  Betty Joe Dean
Services for Betty Joe Dean, 69, Canton, formerly of Carthage, were held June 19, 2007, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park near Carthage.
Betty Joe Hattaway Dean was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Bernice, La., to Neva Lou Cobb and Joe Sanford Hattaway and died June 16, 2007, in Tyler.
She attended Panola College in Carthage. She worked as an order processor for LandAmerica Title Company in Arlington.
She loved sewing and quilting. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved taking care of her family.
She had lived in Canton since 1986, moving from Giddings. She was of the Baptist faith.
Dean was preceded in death by her parents, one son, David Dean, three grandchildren, Bridget Allison, Brandy Chamness, and Blake Dean, four brothers, C.W., Douglas, Ruel and Buddy Hattaway, and one sister Nell Lemoine.
Survivors include sons Kenneth Bearden, Carthage; and Travis Dean and wife Sherlene, Canton; daughter Wanda Arldt, Paige; brother Billy Hattaway and wife Jeanette, Dubach, La.; sisters Pauline Thomas and husband H. L., Carthage; Ruth Rowland, Dubach, La.; and Carolyn Freeman, Carthage; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
If desired, memorials may be made to The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Post Office Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486.

Byron Tarno
Services for Byron Millard Tarno, 87, Mabank, were held June 4, 2007, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Tarno was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Nashville, Ark., and died June 1, 2007, in Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his son Oscar David Tarno, June 6, 2002, brothers Clifford, Joe and Wayne Tarno.
He was a truck driver and veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp., serving in World War II. He was a lifetime Mabank resident and member of First Baptist Church in Mabank.
Survivors include his wife Eva Nell Tarno, Mabank; son Byron Tarno and wife Sandra, Euless; daughter Pamela Hyde and husband James Kevin, Mabank; brothers Melvin Otis Tarno, Gun Barrel City; Malcolm Tarno, Gun Barrel City; and Eulis Tarno, Seven Points; sisters Bonnie Eugenia Harris, Gun Barrel City; Vinell McRee, Gun Barrel City; and Alene Rish, The Colony; grandchildren Lisa, John David, Kandy, Stace, Crystal, Scott, Ben, Katie, Jennifer and Emily; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jimmy Heinrich
Memorial services for Jimmy “Jim” Heinrich, 66, Eustace, will be held at 2 p.m. June 24, 2007, at First Assembly of God Church in Eustace with the Rev. James Howard officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Heinrich was born Nov. 11, 1940, in Corpus Christi and died June 11, 2007, in Eustace.
Previously of Jacksonville, Fla., he had lived in Eustace for the past seven years and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years service.
He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Eustace and Cedar Creek Chambers of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife Evelyn Heinrich, Eustace; sons Douglas and Randell Heinrich, both of Ferris; mother Myrtle Heinrich, Corpus Christi; grandchildren Kyle and Kameron Heinrich, both of Forney; brother Larry Heinrich, Corpus Christi; and two nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 117, Eustace, TX 75124, and the Eustace Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 265, Eustace, TX 75124.

E.R. Tully
E.R. “Buddy” Tully, 80, of Kemp, passed away June 14, 2007.
He was born Elbert Richard Tully July 3, 1926, in Sulphur Springs to Nicie Mary (Cannon) and Joseph Richard Tully, and died June 14, 2007, at Tyler.
He was a veteran who had served with the Navy and also was a proud 50-year member of Carpenters Local No. 429 out of Arlington.
Tully faithfully attended Tolosa Baptist Church and had been a resident of Kemp for more than 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Ford and parents.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Tully; daughter Charlotte Armstrong; grandchildren Casey Smith of Mabank; Corey Smith of Diboll; and James Irving Ford of Trinidad; four great grandchildren; sister Lillie Mae Kennmore, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Services were held June 18, 2007, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with the Revs. Hershell Smith and James Hughes officiating.
Burial followed at King Cemetery in Henderson County, near Kemp.
Memorials in Tully’s name may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

Effie Lee ‘Drew’ Wilson Tores
Services for Effie Lee “Drew” Wilson Tores, 103, Athens, were held June 16, 2007, at the Gordon-Foster-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mary Fortner officiating. Interment was in Davis Cemetery in Athens.
Tores was born July 7, 1903, in Hewitt to Myra Elizabeth Copeland and George Drew and died June 12, 2007, in South Place Nursing Center in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, two husbands and daughters Hazel Lorene Blount and Catherine Jo Stevens.
She lived in Henderson County and Athens for 70 years. She was a service station attendant and innkeeper. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Rebekkah Lodge. She went the extra mile for family and friends and will be missed by all.
Survivors include her daughter Mary Louise Airheart, Arlington; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins by the dozens.
Pallbearers were David Willbanks, Kevin Marshall, Robert G. Wilson and David E. Trent.

Evelyn Johnson
Evelyn Johnson, 82, Gun Barrel City, was born May 10, 1925, in Quebeck, Tenn., and died June 10, 2007, in Athens. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Survivors include her son Jerry S. Johnson; daughter-in-law Karen S. Johnson and grandson Scott A. Johnson, all of Amarillo; and granddaughter Shelly N. Johnson, Houston.