Services for Helen Davis, 79, were held July 20, 2011, at the Harbor Baptist
Church in Payne Springs with the Rev. George Yarger officiating. Interment
followed in the New Payne Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank
Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Davis was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Zwolle, La., to Sally Armstrong and Joe
Bebee and died July 16, 2011, in Tyler.
She was the owner of Unique Hair Design in Gun Barrel City.
Davis had been a resident of Payne Springs since 1983.
She was a member of Harbor Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband James Davis.
Survivors include daughters Breanna Davis and Joan Cox; sons Fred Davis and
wife Michelle; James Davis Jr.; Robert Manasco and wife Betty; grandchildren
Sherry Cox and husband Jason; Rachel and Shelby Luttrell;
great-grandchildren Trenton West; J.J. Fry; Marley Jackson; daughter-in-law
Maria Mikkelson; other family members and many friends.
Services for Faith Galbraith, 71, of Trinidad, will be held at 11 a.m.
Friday, July 22, 2011, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Bro.
Bob Rattan officiating. Friends and family will be received from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday (tonight), July 21, 2011, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven
Galbraith was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Gary, Ind., to E.J. and C.B. Wells and
died July 17, 2011, at her home in Trinidad.
She and her husband lived in the Chicago area before moving to Mansfield in
In 1994, they built their beautiful home on Cedar Creek Lake. The couple
have been at the lake ever since.
Galbraith was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was a passionate animal lover and crusader.
Survivors include her husband, Graham Galbraith; daughter E.J. Wells
Campbell; niece Dawn Pannell; brothers Carl and John Wells; other family
members and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Humane Society of Cedar
Creek Lake by calling (903) 432-3422 or visiting online at
Services for David Gurczewski, 71, were held July 21, 2011, at St. Jude
Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City with Monsignor John Brennan and Father
Hank Lanik officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral
Home in Mabank.
Gurczewski was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., to Virginia Slomzczewski
and Lawrence Gurczewski and died July 16, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a “diehard” Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.
Gurczewski was a man, who had great faith in God and the church.
He was Catholic by faith and attended St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include brother Ron Gurczewski and wife Bette; nieces Arlene
Cherryhomes and husband Mike; Julie-Ann Snyder and husband Mike;
great-nephews Michael Snyder, Tony Snyder and Zach Zurkirchen; great-nieces
Jessie Snyder, Amanda Cherryhomes and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society at
St. Jude Church in Gun Barrel City.
Services for Elton Eugene “Gene” Ward, 80, were held July 18, 2011, at
Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points with Bro. James Ragsdale
officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Ward was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Childress and died July 14, 2011, in Tyler
after a prolonged illness.
He was an accomplished businessman and musician.
As a man of music, he played several instruments including the fiddle,
guitar and mandolin.
Ward was always quick with a joke or pun and loved to hunt and fish. He was
definitely an outdoors person.
He was a patient and selfless teacher, daddy, grandfather and trusted
Ward was slow to anger and quick to praise those whom he loved. He will be
Thanks to all the staff of Hospice of East Texas and a very special thank
you to Patti Buck and her family for the consistent love and support.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Doris Ward, Tool; five
children; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings E.J. Ward,
Palestine; Dorothy Wedell, Arlington; and Jeff Ward of Oak Cliff.