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Edgar Corbett
Graveside services for Edgar Corbett, 85, were held July 21, 2011, at the Veterans National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Corbett died July 17, 2011.
He lived in Mesquite, but after retiring moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area in 1986.
Corbett held a master’s degree in electricity. He owned and operated the EDCO Electric Company in Mesquite.
He served his country during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW Post 4376 in Seven Points.
Corbett was also a member of a Methodist Church in Mesquite and attended the First Baptist Church in Tool.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Corbett.
Survivors include son Gary Corbett; daughter Patricia Corbett, both of Mesquite; and special friend Doris Deming of Cedar Creek Lake.

Dorris Allman
Services for Dorris Rulene Allman, 83, were held July 22, 2011, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Chapel in Kemp. Interment was held in Kemp Cemetery, under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Allman was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Kaufman County, to Pearl “Viola Mae” Cain and Boss Smith and died July 19, 2011.
She grew up in the Cottonwood, Stubbs community where she attended school.
Allman married Billie Rowe Burks June 9, 1944 and on June 9, 1971, they divorced but remained best friends. He was her honey.
She married Sammie Allman June 7, 1979, and were happy until his death in 2000.
Allman was a friend to many. She will live on in name by Dorris “Sissie” and Alison Rulene. She will be forever in our hearts and our greatest memories, especially with her baby “Abbey.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Sammie Allman; daughter Barbara “Bo Bo” Wynenelle Smith; grandchildren Dannie Michelle Smith and Lynette Sherline McFaul; one great-grandchild; brothers Ransom Smith and J.T. “Jake” Smith and sister Lois Fern Smith Pevehouse.
Survivors include children Rowe Gene Burks, Dorris Annette Gaston, Wanda Sherline McFaul, Danny Mitchell Burks; grandchildren Robert, Bill and Johnny Burks; Shane and Scott Gaston; Ernie McFaul; Danae Deltoro and Sandy Walter; 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Beaulah Smith; many nieces and nephews.

Faith Galbraith
Services for Faith Galbraith, 71, of Trinidad, were held July 22, 2011, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Bro. Bob Rattan officiating.
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/daughter 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


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