Graveside services for Marialyce Kniseley Aston, 78, Little Rock, Ark., were held July 11, 2008, in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas with the Rev. Karen Akin officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Aston was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., and died July 7, 2008, in Little Rock, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Jaral and their son Jimmy, and her parents Marjorie Robinson and Bert Kniseley Sr.
Aston grew up in Dallas, attended North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington and graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville with degrees in education and English.
She lived in Little Rock, Ark., 48 years and was an active member of the Second Presbyterian Church and the Friendship Bible Class.
Her greatest passion was her family. She loved bird-watching and traveling. She and her husband visited 66 countries.
Survivors include daughters Margie Sinkey and husband Mike, Thompsons Station, Tenn.; Susan Loeffler and husband Steve, Springfield, Mo.; sons Tom Aston and wife Jennifer, Witts Spring, Ark.; Bruce Aston, Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren Kim Lewis, Michael and John Scott Sinkey, Jason and Zak Loeffler, Muriel and Shelby Aston; great-grandchildren Jordan and Caleb Lewis and Brandon Sinkey; and brother Bert Kniseley, Mabank.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friendship Bible Class at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72227, or The National Audubon Society, 225 Varick, Seventh floor, New York, N.Y. 10014.
Services for Bill Taylor, 74, Gun Barrel City, were held July 10, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Taylor was born Dec. 17, 1933, in Lancaster and died July 8, 2008, in Dallas.
Previously of Duncanville, he had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1979, and was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Duncanville. He owned and operated Taylor’s Automotive in Gun Barrel City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Korea and an active member of the USPC Bowling Association.
Survivors include his wife Tommie Taylor, Gun Barrel City; daughters Karla Price and husband Ronny, Somerset, Ky.; and Carolyn Stone, Pine Mills; grandchildren Taylor and Mason Price, Kristen Foster and Sierra Stone.
Pallbearers were Joe Gillenwater, Bud McCarter, Dale Golden, Josh Noggle, Yogi Mixon and Kevin Foster.
Services for “Gerri” Cochran, 64, Mabank , were held July 10, 2008, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Jones officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Cochran was born May 8, 1944, in Carson, N.D. and died July 8, 2008, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her husband Buddy Cochran and numerous brothers and sisters.
Previously of Mesquite, she had resided in mabank since 1995 and was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son Ricky John Rath and wife Robin, Rockwall; grandson Riley John Rath, Rockwall; sisters Loretta Bungart and husband Donnie, Backus, Minn.; Ann McFate and husband Doug, Pleasant Grove, Vt.; and Veronica Carson, Casper, Wyo.; stepson Rick Cochran and wife Terry, Sugar Land; stepgrandchildren, Lindsey, Ashley and Justin Cochran; brother Harry Steckler and wife Rita, Sun City, Ariz.; other family members and many friends.
A private memorial service for Bobby V. Jones, 77, Mabank, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Jones was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Dallas and died July 3, 2008, in Mabank. He was preceded in death by his daughter Sharon Stinson and son Victor Jones.
He retired from TXU after 31 years service as a heat pump inspector and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. and was a 50-year member Master Mason in the Jewel P. Lightfoot Lodge No. 1283 in Dallas.
Survivors include his daughter Cindy Cross and husband Less Jr., Mabank; grandchildren Brandon and Bradley Cross, both of Mabank; Vick and Richard Jones, both of Henderson; Traci Tidwell, Henderson; Sandra Stinson, Prosper; and Teri Stinson, Dallas; eight great-grandchildren; sister Johnie Sue Fawks, Caddo Mills; other family members and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prairieville Baptist Church, 3638 Farm-to-Market 90, Mabank, TX 75147.
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