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  Titus Jones
Titus Monroe Jones, 80, Athens, was born Oct. 27, 1927, in Prairieville and died July 18, 2008, in Athens. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
He was a handyman and and resided in Athens most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the National Guard.
He is survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Frances Raglin
Services for Frances Raglin, 80, Mabank, were held July 21, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Paul Patton officiating. Interment was in Long Creek Cemetery in Sunnyvale under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Raglin was born May 16, 1928, in Kaufman County and died July 19, 2008, in Canton.
She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Mabank. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sister Nellie Hamilton, Seagoville; nieces Donna Patton, Mabank; and Diane Goode, Arlington; three great nephews; four great nieces; great-great-nieces and nephews.

Dorothy Miller
Services for Dorothy L. Milller, 90, Gun Barrel City, were held July 21, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Dr. John Hodges officiating. Interment was in South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson, Ariz., under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Miller was born March 19, 1918, in Galena, Kan., and died July 16, 2008, in Dallas.
Previously of Florida, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past two months and was of the Protestant faith. She was a dental assistant.
Survivors include her daughters Jan Payne and husband Elroy, Seven Points; and Barbara Hodges and husband the Rev. Dr. John, Lee, Fla.; grandchildren Rollis Ann Hyman and husband Ron; Randy Wayne Blaase and wife Kathi; Robert Dale Blaase and wife Holly; Mark McCoy; and Todd McCoy and wife Marti; great-grandchildren Amber, Matt, Danny, Tiffany, Stephanie, Rhonda, Samantha, William, Nicole, Victoria, Taylor and Tanner; great-great-grandchildren Kyler and Anthony; sisters Treva Nunn, Riverton, Kan.; and Clara Ruth McCoy, Riverton, Kan.

Herman Wright
A memorial service for Herman Wright, 77, Star Harbor, was held July 19, 2008, with Marty Gunderson officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wright was born Jan. 2, 1931, in Bogata and died July 17, 2008, in Star Harbor.
He was a service manager and had lived in Star Harbor since 1987. He was a member of the Malakoff First Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Log Cabin Square Dance Club.
Survivors include his wife Jean Wright, Star Harbor; daughter Robyn Gunderson and husband Marty, Rockwall; sister Thelma Brock, Waxahachie; grandchildren Rachel Boelens and husband David and Aaron and Grant Gunderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Kaufman County, Southern Division Dallas, TX 75207-0610 or The American Lung Association, 7616 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251.

Michael Vowell Sr.
Services for Michael O’Daniel Vowell Sr., 69, Mabank, were held July 20, 2008, in the Crowder Funeral Home chapel in Pearland. Graveside services were held July 23, 2008, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Corl-Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland.
Vowell was born Sept. 4, 1938, in Mabank to Finnis and Lee S. Vowell and died July 17, 2008. He was preceded in death by his daughter Michelle Vowell, son Gregg Vowell, sisters Catherine Jones and Bobbie Lee Vowell, brothers David and Pat Vowell, his twin.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was employed at Century Paper Company in Houston where he retired after many years.
Survivors include his daughters Tammy Anthony and husband Mike; and Ashley Vowell; sons Danny Vowell and Michael Vowell Jr. and wife Lauren; sister Ruth Morrison and brother Bill Vowell; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

John Hefley Jr.
Funeral arrangements for John Bailey Hefley Jr., 77, Kemp, are pending under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Bailey was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Clairita, Okla., to the late Laura and John Bailey Hefley Sr., and died July 18, 2008, at his home.
He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife Jenene Hefley; son John Bailey Hefley III; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Terry Malone
Services for Terry Laird Malone, 44, Kemp, were held today July 24, 2008, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Malone was born March 4, 1964, in Dallas and died July 20, 2008, in Seven Points.
Previously of Dallas, she was a homemaker and had resided in Kemp since 1993. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her son Billy Malone, Kemp; daughter Carla Box and husband Shane, Canton; grandchildren Augustus, Alexis and Dixie Box; mother Mary English, Dallas; brothers Carl Laird Jr., Scurry; and William Laird, Cottonwood; sisters Lannora Swinburne, Waxahachie; and Laura Turner, Lake Dallas.

Red Garlow
Services for Red Garlow, 57, Eustace, were held July 19, 2008, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with Glen Robinson officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Garlow was born April 19, 1951, in Pittsburg, Pa., and died July 14, 2008, in Tyler.
He was a bartender and resided in Eustace for the past 18 years. He was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his sister Marty Moore and husband Dave, Pennsylvania; nieces Hannah and Rachel Moore; and partner Michael Thomas Slingerland, Eustace.
Memorial contributions may be made in Chris Gunter Garlow’s name to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake, P.O. Box 43531, Seven Points, TX 75143.

Jackie Williams
Visitation for Jackie Charles Williams, 53, Tool, was held 4-8 p.m. July 19, 2008, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Williams was born Jan. 26, 1955, in Dallas and died July 16, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Farmers Branch, he had resided in Tool for the past 22 years and was a well known musician.
He was an auto mechanic for the City of Dallas and Vandergriff Chevrolet.
Survivors include his mother Ruby Williams, Tool; brothers David Williams, Tool; and Mickey G. Williams, Chandler; sisters Vickie Bradley, Tool; Rhonda Roberson, Valley View; and Elizabeth Gamble, Mabank; a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Linda Taylor
Services for Linda Jean Taylor were held July 22, 2008, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Chapel in Kemp.
Taylor was born June 2, 1947, in Dallas to Ruby Jean Hall and Wendle Allen Gray and died July 20, 2008, at her home following a short battle with abdominal cancer.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She had called the Cedar Creek Lake area her home for the past 21 years. She was the oldest of four daughters and was an inspiration because of her selflessness. We will miss her.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, long-time Seven Points city council member Tommy Taylor, and she faithfully attended council sessions with her husband.
Other survivors include her mother; sisters Sue Wright, Bogota; Brenda Sartin, Dallas; and Mary Giles, Chandler; children Shellie Harvath, Boise, Idaho; Teresa Allen, Carrollton; Shawn Taylor, Seven Points; Kim Welborn, Irving; Tony Taylor, Montgomery; and Shelle Tubbs, Garland; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials in Linda Taylor’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake, P.O. Box 43531, Seven Points, TX 75143.

Floyd B. Rust
Services for Floyd B. Rust, 90, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2008, at the St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Francis O’Dowd officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Rust was born Jan. 7, 1918, in Dallas to the late Maude and Edgar Rust and died July 17, 2008, in Lewisville. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Bobbie Bernice in July, 2004.
He owned and operated his own lawncare service.
Survivors include his son Dr. Bernard Rust and wife Mary; daughters Debbie and husband David Nickell; and Susan and husband Stan Muckenthaler; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


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