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  Johnny Laycock
Services for Johnny C. Laycock, 70, Eustace, were held July 9, 2007, at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksboro, with Denny Burris officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro.
Laycock died July 6, 2007, in Eustace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Blanche (Whitsitt) and John C. Laycock.
Previously of Jacksboro, he was a meter reader and member of the Grace Community Baptist Church in Mabank. He was a member of Thousand Trails Camping Club.
Survivors include his wife Faye Laycock, Eustace; son Lee Frye and wife Tina, Seagoville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; aunt Ruby “Aunt Shorty” Armstrong and numerous cousins.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Bruce Newman
Memorial services for Bruce Alan Newman, 49, Arlington, will be held at the graveside in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007.
Newman was born Oct. 16, 1957, in Dallas to Katherine Powell and Coy Newman.
He was employed with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office and later a self-employed automotive adjustor. He was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corp.
Survivors include his sister Linda Watkins Baker and husband Jim, Gun Barrel City; nieces Piper Redman and husband Bill, Scurry; Kim Perry and husband Bert, Trinidad; nephew James Baker and wife Sunny, Gun Barrel City; great-nephews and -nieces Justin Harley and Mia Redman, Scurry; Kyle Cleveland and Garrett Stephens, Trinidad; Dakota Baker, Gun Barrel City and Sierra Baker, Gun Barrel City.

Jimmy Wages
A memorial service for Jimmy “Rockett” Wages, 56, Payne Springs, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wages was born March 19, 1951, in Dallas and died July 5, 2007, in Payne Springs. He was preceded in death by his father Hugh Coleman Wages.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Payne Springs since 1989 and was a security guard.
Survivors include his mother Doris Wages, Payne Springs; brothers Arthur Charles Bryant, Denton County; John Wages, Hill County; and Jack Wages, Lowell, Ark.

James Walker
Services for James Henry Walker, 43, Mabank, were held July 10, 2007, at Morrow’s Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman County with the Rev. Horace Cobb officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Walker was born Aug. 1, 1963, in Dallas and died July 7, 2007, in Malakoff.
Previously of Fort Worth, he had resided in Mabank for the past five years and was of the Baptist faith. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his father Bill Walker, Gun Barrel City; brothers Billy Walker, Gun Barrel City; Kenneth Walker, Jefferson, and Rick Harmon, Fort Worth; sisters Earlene Eames, Seven Points, and Janice Street, Royce City; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Dorothy Conner
Services for Dorothy Raye Conner, 81, Kemp, were held July 9, 2007, at Edgewood Cemetery in Lancaster with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.
Conner was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Dallas, the daughter of the late Minna and Frank Moore, and died July 7, 2007, in Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Ellis Fowler Conner.
She retired from Southwestern Bell and Centex Construction. She loved working with flowers and gardening. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her daughters Connie and husband Mike Hartley, and Andrea and husband Brian Drain; son Tony Conner; sisters Helen Hickman and Juanita Williams; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.