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Obituaries

Frank Alexander
Services for Frank “Chip” Alexander, 64, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Cedar Creek United Methodist Church in Tool. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Alexander was born May 27, 1947, in Dallas to Owena Moffit and Frank Alexander and died July 1, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a songwriter, as well as a retired musician.
Alexander was Methodist in faith and was a member of the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Michael Allen Alexander.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Alexander; son Charles Ray Seals and wife Terra; daughters Janey Marie Seals; Rosemary Janene Seals-Bordoy and husband Romon; nine grandchildren; sister Anne Lewallen; brother-in-law and friend for 35 years, Ron Unruh; other family members and many friends.

Elizabeth Davis
Graveside services for Elizabeth Katherine “Bet” Davis, 92, of Athens, were held July 8, 2011, at Malakoff Cemetery with Father Don Perschall officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Davis was born May 15, 1919, in Dallas to Carrie E. and Roy E. Rheinlander and died July 5, 2011, in Malakoff.
She married Charles J. Davis in Dallas Sept. 13, 1944.
Davis attended St. Matthias Episcopal Church and was a homemaker.
She was an avid bowler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles J. Davis and brother Roy Rheinlander.
Survivors include sons Charles R. Davis and wife Rita; Athens; James Davis and wife Leann; daughter Kay E. Amos Jernigan and husband Edward, Kemp; grandsons Charles Russell Davis and Stacy Roy Davis; granddaughters Kimberly Denise Sammon and Kelly Renee Davis; great-grandsons Taylor Monroe Davis, Joshua Paul Davis and Kaden Quicho; great-granddaughters Brittany Elaine Sammon; Sydney Kay Davis; and sister Helen Presley.

Joyce Schultz
Memorial services for Joyce Maugarette “Auntie” Trout Schultz, 97, were held July 8, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Malakoff with Pastor Nathan Loric and great niece Sheri Fugitt giving the eulogy.
Schultz was born June 28, 1914, in Breckenridge, Stephens County to Ada Dixon Caldwell and R. Lee Trout and died July 3, 2011.
She was a resident of the Cedar Creek Lake area, formerly living the majority of her life in the Houston area.
Schultz was a born-again Christian with great faith and optimism.
Her attitude and motto in life was, “Life is what it is – so suck it up and make the best of it.”
Schultz has been around the world and back.
She was a restaurant/tavern business owner with her late husband Calvin Schultz.
Schultz also worked the state fairs in California, was in the meat market business, as well as the construction industry and banking.
She had a passion for sports – especially football and baseball.
Although she never had children of her own, Schultz took pride in all of her many nieces and nephews and their children.
She was an extremely independent woman and liked it that way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Calvin Schultz; sisters Sudie Lee and Arnetha Trout; brother Leonard Trout; nephew William Harold Richardson and beloved niece Joyce Pledger.
Survivors include her niece, Emma Mae Dudney; great nieces and nephews Curtis, Tracie, Randy, Shearon, Cindy, Joann, James, Michael Ray, Kerry, Sheri, James Michael, Vicki; her most treasured best friend of 59 years, Betty Helser, 86; many other relatives and friends.
“Auntie touched a lot of people’s lives and her amazing spirit shall truly live on within us all.”

Harden Airheart
Services for Harden Airheart, 89, of Mabank, were held July 9, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Trinidad with Pastor Jim Shafer officiating. Interment followed at the Trinidad Cemetery, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Airheart was born June 11, 1922, in Trinidad to Sally Thomas and Pete Airheart and died July 5, 2011, in Athens.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Trinidad, where he served as deacon, song leader and Sunday school teacher.
Airheart served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-45, and also served as a volunteer firefighter for Trinidad.
He was an employee of Texas Power and Light.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Alice Odessa Airheart; brothers John Henry and Onclo Airheart; sisters Loetta Sweptson, Tempie Trailer, Dona Ware and Ruth Shelly.
Survivors include son Steve Airheart and wife Teresa, Athens; daughter Gloria Mitchum and husband Mike, Grandbury; grandchildren Gina Tubbs, Brandy Cobington, Kourtnie and Spencer Airheart; great-grandchildren Will , Clayton and Lily Tubbs, Makenzie and Slade Cobington; sister Flo Robb, Trinidad; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and caregivers Janie and Dee Banks; Dena, Melinda and Marcus Willingham; and Kristen Penix.
Pallbearers were Todd Covington, Spencer Airheart, Billy Penix, Will Tubbs, Clayton Tubbs and Robert Garcia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Trinidad Cemetery Association.

Wanda Logan
Services for Wanda Nell Logan, 70, of Gun Barrel City, were held July 6, 2011, at Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Interment followed at D/FW National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank.
Logan was born Dec. 9, 1940, in Mesquite to Rema Marshburn and Shawlver Lewis and died June 29, 2011.
She was a homemaker much of her life and enjoyed socializing with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry Logan Sr.; sisters Shirley Latham and Patsy Guthrie.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Barker, Gun Barrel City; daughters Wendy Townzen and husband Paul, Gun Barrel City; Panda Browning and husband Karl, Mabank; sons Tommy Stamm and wife Sandy, Seven Points; Randy Stamm, Kemp; stepdaughter Susan Lock and husband Tim, Murchison; grandchildren Jeff, Jason and Jeremy Renfrow, Chris Smith, Adam Townzen, Kory and Kolton Browning, Shawnda Rodgers, Amanda Perna, Haley and T.J. Stamm Jr., Brittni Holland, Zachary and Morgan Lock; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers were Jeff, Jason, Jeremy and Jeffrey Renfrow, Chris Smith, Kory and Kolton Browning and T.J. Stamm Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Zachary and Morgan Lock.
 

 

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