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  Marie Casey
Services for Marie Trahan Casey, 86, Canton, were held July 12, 2007, at the Eubank Chapel in Canton with the Revs. James “Sonny” McWhorter and Joe Watson officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Casey was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Kaplan, La., to Ella and Cesar Abshire Trahan and died July 15, 2007, in Canton. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie G. “Bill” Casey and brothers Obrey, Rixby and Wilson Trahan.
She loved to garden, yard work and dance. She was a member of the Ole Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son John Casey and wife Naomi, Canton; daughters Janice Medina and husband Al, Kingman, Ariz.; and Billie Risner and husband David, Canton; brother Wilford Trahan and wife Helen, Kaplan, La.; sisters Amanda Richardson, Houston; Ma Rose Couch and Rita Brown, both of Conroe; and Shirley Hebert and husband Hubert, Amarillo; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Richard Risner, John White, David Flud, Mike Baergen, Richie Risner and Ricky LaPrade.

David Watson
Services for David Alvis Watson, 39, Dallas, were here held July 16, 2007, at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. James Howard officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Watson was born Nov. 19, 1967, in Dallas and died July 13, 2007, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his mother Gwen Watson and Barbara Watson.
Previously of Mabank, he had resided in Dallas for the past 20 years and was a graduate of Mabank High School.
Survivors include his father David Alvis Watson Sr., Gun Barrel City; brothers Hirschell Fletcher, Gun Barrel City; and John William Watson III, Fort Worth; sisters Fagelyn Self and husband Mikey, Mabank; Angela Huddle and husband Rusty, Mabank; Shelly Hanson and husband James, Kemp; Melony Mezzell and husband Charlie, Stigler, Okla.; and Jayna Hyde and husband Tommy, Eustace.
Pallbearers were Charlie Mezzell, Erik Simpson, Mikey Self, Tommy Hyde, Hirschell Fletcher and John Watson.

Rickey Potter
Graveside services for Rickey Potter, 22, Malakoff, were held July 14, 2007, at Payne Cemetery in Eustace with Brother Bobby Jack officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Potter was born May 23, 1985, in Mesquite and died July 8, 2007, in Canton.
Survivors include his parents Lorie and John Short, Malakoff; nieces Jasmin and Brena Vargas; grandmother Lavonu Potter, Mesquite; sister Alichia Vargas and Chris, Athens; brother James Short, Malakoff.
Pallbearers were Chris Vargas, James Short, Stephen Hemphill, Houston Potter, William Potter and Keith Potter.

J.R. Pruett
Services for J.R. Pruett, 82, Malakoff, were held July 13, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Malakoff with Brothers Tom Atwell and Floyd Loven officiating. Burial was in Malakoff Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
Pruett was born March 18, 1925, in Athens and died July 12, 2007, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his brothers Clarence, Luther, Clint, James, Raymond and Hubert Pruett and sister Ida Lee Hallmark.
He was a preacher for 54 years and was pastor of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Maxine Pruett, Malakoff; sister Elaine and Mike Coffman, Malakoff; Estelle Powell, Texas City; grandson Jeff and Julia Templin, Rockwall; great-granddaughter Valarie Templin, Rockwall.

Eddie Scott
Services for Eddie Dean Scott, 62, Mabank, were held July 16, 2007, at Providence Baptist Church in Tool.
Interment followed in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Dallas.
Scott was born Oct. 24, 1944, in Sherman to the late Tennie and I.N. Scott and died July 12, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Wanda Hooten and brother Kenneth Scott.
He was an avid car racer for more than 35 years and owned and operated his own auto parts business.
Survivors include his wife Dina Michelle Scott, Payne Springs; sons Scotty and Traydent Scott, Payne Springs; daughters Shannon Bell, Kerens; and Heather Scott, Payne Springs; brothers Tory and wife Wilma Scott, Canton, and Junior and wife Sandy Scott, Forney; and seven grandchildren, Dustin and Ranger Scott, Edgewood; Addison, Chance and Layne Scott, Eustace; Austin and Aaron Bell, Kerens.

Codene B. James
Memorial services for Codene B. James, 65, Seven Points, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2007, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating.
James was born Sept. 16, 1941, in McKinney to the late Corrine and Louie Craft and died July 16, 2007, in Seven Points. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bobby Joe James, and brothers N.C. and Paul Dickerson.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars and the WBIC Ladies Bowling League.
Survivors include her husband Dick Hardesty; son Dale James; daughter Tina and husband Steve Gambrell, Leander; mother-in-law Lois James; brothers Harold and wife Brenda Craft and Jerry and wife Denita Craft; sister Louise and husband Norman Wellborn; grandsons Stephen James, Kevin Neal and Justin Neal; granddaughers Heather Baker, Brittany Gambrell, Rebecca Lavery and Destiny Lavery; and great-grandson Ben Blake.

Bertie Markham
Services for Bertie Markham, 76, Payne Springs, were held July 17, 2007, at Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Diller officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Markham was born April 6, 1931, in Birmingham, Ala., and died July 14, 2007, in Payne Springs.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Payne Springs for the past 35 years and was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church. She retired from Westinghouse as a secretary in 1976. She enjoyed working on genealogy.
Survivors include her husband Jack R. Markham, Payne Springs; son Roy Lee Markham and wife Beth, New Jersey; daughters Norma Fisher and husband Billy, Frankston; and Linda Williams and husband Jimmy, Payne Springs; brother Billy Joe Sanford, Payne Springs; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.