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  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; Eulis Tarno, Seven Points, and Paul Fred Tarno, Gun Barrel City; 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.

Thomas D. Mann
Services for Thomas D. Mann, 79, Mabank, were held June 30, 2007, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Denny Burris officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mann was born June 7, 1928, in Corsicana and died June 27, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Mabank for the past 25 years. He was a retired truck driver and a NASCAR enthusiast. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife Doris Mann, Mabank; daughter Tammy Spain and husband Ronney, Mabank; grandchildren Tosha and Whitney Spain, Gun Barrel City; and Shayna Spain, Mabank.
Pallbearers were Edmond Spain, Robert Spain, Ken Purser, Travis Spears, Bill Hodge and Paul Davis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar View House, 322 State Highway 334, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.

Marion Sharp
Funeral services for Marion Daniel Sharp, 85, Kemp, were held June 29, 2007, at Roselawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp, with the Rev. Dub Henry officiating.
Sharp was born March 18, 1922, in Chambers County, Alabama, son of Lila Mae (McJunkins) and Herschell Sharp, and died June 27, 2007, in Kaufman.
He married Lucille Mayes and they lived in Kaufman County, near Kemp. Sharp was manager of Sears and Roebuck Farm Store for 23 years, and was also manager of Montgomery Wards for 10 years.
He was of the Baptist faith. His parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife Lucille of Kemp; daughters Brenda Floyd of Denton and Marionette DeHart and husband Ronald of Garland; son Dan Sharp of Kaufman; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters Nell Foster of Austin, Grace Hammock of Atlanta, Ga., Marion Carter of Lafayette, Ala., and Reba Price of Piedmont, Ala.; and numerous other relatives, extended family and friends.

Delbert Huff
Services for Delbert Huff, 76, Scurry, were held July 1, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp, with the Rev. Dub Henry officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
Huff was born July 15, 1930, in Ennis, son of Della Mae (Davis) and Dee C. Huff and died June 29, 2007, in Scurry.
He married Irma Lee Huff April 11, 1953, and she preceded him in death July 2, 2005. His parents and a sister Ethelyn Martin also preceded him in death.
He was an engineer at APW Wyatt from 1969 to his retirement in 2003. Prior to that, he owned his own gravel truck. He served as a private in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952 and was stationed in Germany.
Survivors include daughter, Janette Greenlee and husband Ronnie of Ennis; daughter Connie Small and husband David of Peeltown; son Mark Huff and wife Kay of Telico; six grandchildren, Chad Greenlee, Angela Greenlee, April Rowan, Robert Small, Amy Huff and Jeremy Huff; six great-grandchildren, Brennan, Kelsie, Wesley, Walker, Isaac and Haliegh; sister Johnnie Kennedy of Seven Points; and numerous other relatives, extended family and friends.
Pallbearers were Chad Greenlee, Jeremy Huff, Gary Baker, D. J. Lindsey, James Gage, Kenneth Plant, Robert Rowan and Brennan Greenlee.

Doyle Love
Doyle Ross Love, 73, of Gun Barrel City, passed away June 30, 2007, with his family by his side.
Love was born Aug. 9, 1933, in Matador and had lived in the Cedar Creek area since 1977.
Doyle was a self-employed truck driver for most of his life and he loved family gatherings and cookouts. He was an excellent cook and he will be remembered for cooking ribs and fish at all of the family get-togethers.
He was preceded in death by his parents Thelma and Jess Love and his sister Billie Jean Lyles.
He is survived by his significant other and loving companion Doris Blount; children Kenneth E. Love and wife Sherry; Cathy Bingham; Michele Johnson and husband Nick; grandchildren Weston Bingham, Bradley Archer and wife Gina; Justin Wills and wife Vicky; and Delaina Kidd and husband Ian; nine great-grandchildren; nieces, extended family and friends.
A memorial service was held July 3, 2007, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with his grandson, Bradley Archer, officiating.
Giving to others was very important to Doyle and he would collect aluminum can tab tops on behalf of the Gun Barrel City Pharmacy to donate to the Ronald McDonald House – a charitable group which provides rooms, at no cost, for parents and families of ill children at area hospitals.
At one time, Doyle was able to collect enough of the tops to pay for an entire month of electricity for a local Ronald McDonald House.
In honor of Doyle’s memory, contributions may be made directly to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, 5641 Medical Center Drive, Dallas, TX 75235.

Robin Junell
Services for Robin Lynn Junell were held July 3, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Bob Steeger officiating.
Junell passed away June 26, 2007, at her home in Dallas.
She lived in Dallas for the past five years, while Cedar Creek Lake had been her home for many years, having grown up in Kemp.
She had many accomplishments in her life that she and everyone were very proud of.
She was a homemaker, a waitress and a very loving mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She was well known and loved around the entire lake area. Robin was full of life, friendly, and very supportive of everyone, whatever their endeavor.
In spite of her downfalls, she was an overcomer and lived a life that was pleasing to God. She had the guidance of God and he brought her to a new and better life, which she tried to share with everyone she met.
She worked for Homeward Bound Treatment Center, where she was an intake officer – counselor.
She also had finished one semester of college towards her nursing degree. Robin enjoyed the outdoors and riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She liked to travel and she loved to help anyone who needed it. She was an inspiration to people who want to turn their lives around, proving to all who knew her that it can be done. She was a hero and will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gary Junell, dad Kenneth DeBorde, brothers Mike DeBorde and Richard DeBorde; and sister Charolette Taylor.
Survivors include her father, Gerald Grant Cohn and wife LaDonna, Naples, Fla.; mother Jeraldine Cobb and husband Skip of Kemp; children Jacob Grant Junell and wife Angie of Kemp; and Angie Lynn Junell and fiancé Lawrence Davis of Longview; grandchildren, Justin, Austin and Dustin Junell, all of Kemp; Andrea, Sergio Jr. and Andrew Solis, both of Del Rio; brothers Joel Cohn and wife Ava of Kemp; Randy Cohn and wife “Penny” of Houston; Jimmy DeBorde, Rusty Cobb, Wayne Cobb and Tim Cobb, all of Kemp, Gary Cowan of Houston; and sister Kathy Anderson of Kemp; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Shirley Rae Harris
Shirley Rae Harris, 71, of Kemp passed away June 29, 2007.
She was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Dallas, to the late Belvia and Adolphus Herndon. She was preceded in death by her sister Daisy Alvira Wright, granddaughter Chelsey Dawn Keeling and son-in-law Johnny Ray Hazelip.
She was raised by her grandparents, Olivia and John P. Herndon, and was a member of Kemp Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband James Ray Harris Sr.; daughters Kim Johnson and husband Ronnie, and Sandy Sowers and husband Stan; son Jimmy Ray Harris Jr., all of whom reside in Kemp; six grandchildren, Felicia and Clayton Woods, Brooke Johnson, Zachary and Mallory Keeling, Chase-Lee Sowers and McCall Sowers; great- grandchild Camille Woods; brother Billy Ray Herndon and sister Elizabeth Joyce Kirkland, as well as many other extended family and friends who will miss her dearly.
Funeral services were held July 2, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with Tim Stevens officiating. Interment followed at Kemp Cemetery.

Carl Brown Jr.
Carl W. Brown Jr., 77, Mabank, was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Albion, Mich., and died June 29, 2007, in Mabank.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Brown had resided in Mabank for the past 20 years. He retired from Lockheed Martin as a field test engineer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include his son Carl W. Brown III, Parker, Colo.; daughter Pamela Hetherwick, Jackson, Mich.; brothers Charlie Brown, Las Cruzes, N.M.; and R.D. Brown, Michigan.

Jimmy Bullion Sr.
Services for Jimmy Walker Bullion Sr., 72, Gun Barrel City, were held June 30, 2007, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bullion was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Wrigley, Tenn., and died June 28, 2007, in Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his son Kenneth William Bullion in 1986 and brother Fred Clint Bullion in 2005.
Previously of Forney, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 10 years and was of the Church of God faith.
He retired from Safeway Food Store as a meat cutter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8785 in Mesquite.
Survivors include his sons Jimmy Walker Bullion Jr., Rowlett; and Michael Glenn Bullion and wife Tina, Bellville; daughters Deborah Kay Robbins and husband Tommy, Mesquite; and Tony Sue St. Clair and husband Scott, Dallas; sisters Martha Van Dyke, Richmond, Va.; Mary Ann Jefferies, Grand Rapids, Ohio; and Sue Hartsell, Mesquite; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joshua Taylor, Michael Bullion, Scott St. Clair, John McDonald and Jarak St. Clair.