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  Genelle Armstrong
A memorial service for Genelle Armstrong, 70, Trinidad, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Armstrong was born July 7, 1937, in Little Hope and died July 7, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Irving, she had resided in Trinidad since 1972, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years Oral Armstrong, Trinidad; son Ricky Armstrong and wife Glenda, Tool; daughters Terri McDowell and husband Mike, Mabank; Sharia Paris and husband Billy, Athens; Dianna Montgomery and husband Lou, Fort Worth; and Laurette Schlebach and husband Jerry, Mesquite; brothers Bobby Screws, Mesquite; and Dan Screws, South Carolina; sisters Alice Dawson, Dallas; and Louise Cox, Little Hope; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sallye Salter
Services for Sallye Gladys Knott Salter, 95, Lake Charles La., were held July 11, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Dr. Mark Stagg officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Salter was born March 31, 1912, in Seven Points and died July 6, 2007, in Lake Charles, La. She was preceded in death by her parents Catherine Thompson Knott and Charlie Clifton, siblings and her husband of more than 50 years Knapp Salter.
Previously of Mabank, she had resided in Lake Charles, La., for the past nine years and was a member of the Open Gate Western Heritage Church. She was a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir. Reading the Bible and crocheting were her favorite pastimes.
Survivors include her sons John Clifton Salter and wife Waldene, Lake Charles, La.; and David Wayne Salter and wife Sue, Wister, Okla.; granddaughters Susan Galicia and husband Fredy, Shelya Langley and husband Lester, Sallye A. Salter and partner Shari Abshire, all of Lake Charles, La.; and Karen Salter, Chicago, Ill.; 11 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Alexa Engel
Services for Alexa Engel, 83, Mabank, were held July 12, 2007, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Francis O’Dowd officiating. Interment was in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Engel was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Warren, Pa., and died July 9, 2007, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Engel.
She was a homemaker and
Registered Nurse during World War II with the U.S. Navy.
Previously of Richardson, she had resided in Mabank since 1972, and was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church. She was a member of the Lady of Holy Sepulcher and active in Women’s Guild.
Survivors include son Steve Engel and wife Linda, Mabank; daughters Molly Eichenberger, Dallas; and Linda Hunt and husband Ronnie, Valencia, Calif.; sister Rita Ray, Dallas; brother Bob Balizet; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Jason Smith, Chris Eichenberger, Casey Smith, Kyle Engel, Damon Smith and Steve Engel.

Lyndol Woodruff
Services for Lyndol Hoyt “Woody” Woodruff, 87, Gun Barrel City, were held July 13, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Pastor Byron Jones officiating. Burial was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Woodruff was born March 28, 1920, in Delta County and died July 9, 2007, in Richardson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 yers Oneta Freeman Woodruff, sister Aileen Crouch and brother Gene Woodruff.
He had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past 25 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his sons Phil Woodruff and wife Sue, Richardson; and Keith Woodruff and wife Cindy, Garland; grandchildren Annette Kennard, Stacie Polk, Mindy Scott, Donna, Brian, Chad, Keith Jr., and Kristina Woodruff; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Special friend Helen Padgett.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City, 511 Main St., Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.

Willie C. Adams
Services for Willie C. Adams, 63, Eustace, were held June 12, 2007, at the Big Rock Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Thurman Young Jr., officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Adams was born July 29, 1943, in Jacksonville and died July 9, 2007, in Eustace.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Eustace for the past seven years and was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for ABC Trucking Company.
Survivors include his wife Betty Adams, Eustace; sons Carl Adams, Dallas; Serlester Adams, Big Rock; and James Adams, Big Rock; daughter Sherrie Fobbs and husband Odis, Vernon; mother Beulah Adams, Dallas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Otis Phillips, Ray Armstrong, Ernest Williams, Corey Toney and Raydolph Johnson Jr.