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
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.
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
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.
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,
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
Walker was born Aug. 1, 1963, in Dallas and died July 7, 2007, in
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.
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
She retired from Southwestern Bell and Centex Construction. She loved
working with flowers and gardening. She was a devoted wife, mother and
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.