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Obituaries

Helen Davis
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.

Faith Galbraith
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 Points.
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 1979.
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 www.hsccl.org

David Gurczewski
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 City.
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.

Elton Ward
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 friend.
Ward was slow to anger and quick to praise those whom he loved. He will be missed greatly.
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.

 

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