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Billy Preston Crow
Services for Billy Preston Crow, 65, Malakoff, were held Aug. 2, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff with Bro. Gerald Huckabee officiating. Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
Crow was born Dec. 15, 1941, and died July 28, 2007. He was preceded in death by his mother, sister JoAnn, brother John Johnson, his guardians Peggy and E.O. Jackson and son Jimmy Dwayne Crow.
He was a 35-year retiree of Haliburton. He had a passion for deer hunting and the great outdoors. He was a Baptist by faith and regularly attended First Baptist Church of Malakoff.
Survivors include his wife and companion of 13 years Marilyn Allen of Malakoff; son Johnny Crow of South Dakota; daughters Melisa Langehurst and husband Sean, Pahrump, Nev., and Andrea Crow, Austin; stepson Darrin Allen and wife Kim; stepdaughter Kristie and husband Kyle Simmons; grandkids Randy McCullough and husband, Dallas; Kandi and Kortney Simmons, Danielle and Kailyn Allen; and great-granddaughter Ema McCullough.

Dorothy Sutherland
Services for Dorothy Nell Sutherland, 74, Seven Points, were held Aug. 2, 2007, at the Eubank Chapel in Canton, with the Revs. Don Teague and Frank Dinsmore officiating. Burial was in Morris Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Sutherland was born Sept. 18, 1932, in the China Grove Community to Emma Adaline Bond and Henry D. Bond and died July 30, 2007, in Athens after a long illness. She is preceded in death by her husband Royal “Sam” Sutherland, her parents and a brother Billy Carrol Bond.
She was a Baptist by faith and grew up in the China Grove Community. She was a bookkeeper for many years and enjoyed e-mailing friends.
Survivors include brother Corby D. Bond and wife Betty Jean, Canton; sisters Melba Vann and husband David, Wills Point; Betty McRae and husband Jake, Crimora, Va.; and Barbara Mercer and husband George, Fredricksburg; nieces and nephews.

Mary Freeman
Services for Mary Theodoshie “Doshie” Freeman, 88, Canton were held Aug. 3, 2007, at the Eubank Chapel in Canton with the Revs. Jim Leach and Steve Glosup officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery, Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Freeman was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Dallas to Verna Mae Williams and Charles Haden Teet and died July 31, 2007, in Canton after a long illness. She was preceded in death by two sisters, five brothers and a son-in-law Butch Neighbors.
She was a member of the “Old Elm Grove Methodist Church” now known as Elm Grove Church. She was married to her husband “Buster” for 61 years. She lived in the Mabank-Canton area since childhood and was a cosmetologist.
She served in World War II in the Women’s Army Corp. (WAC) and was a member of the Mabank Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Auxiliary No. 8780.
She loved her family and friends, her church and she enjoyed flowers and crocheting. She had a wonderful smile and never met a stranger. She was big in genealogy.
Survivors include her husband Arthur G. “Buster” Freeman, Canton; daughter Sammie Kaye Neighbors, Mabank; sister Betty Jo Huddleston, Rice; brother Delmer Lane Teet, Norman, Okla.; grandchildren Mary Kay Royal, Edgewood; Chip Neighbors, Mabank; Rose Neighbors, Mabank; and Brooke Greenhaw, Canton; other relatives and a host of friends.

William Wilkins
Services for William Wilkins, 84, Mabank, were held Aug. 2, 2007, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wilkins was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Oklahoma and died July 30, 2007, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Wilkins.
He was a contractor and had lived in Mabank for the past 35 years.
Survivors include his daughters Barbara Love, Kemp; and Vicki Minchew and husband Ronnie, Grand Prairie; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Martin Lindberg
Services are pending for Marvin G. Lindgerg, 72, Seven Points under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Lindberg was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Rolla, N.D., son of the late Dora and Peter Lindberg and died Aug. 1, 2007, in Tyler.
He retired from the U.S. Army and was a member of The American Legion in Trinidad.
Survivors include his wife Patricia Lindberg; sons Lonnie and wife Julie Lindberg, Northglenn, Colo.; and Lyle and wife LaDonna Lindberg, Forney; stepdaughters Cynthia Chelf Nelson, Valley City, N.D.; and Lynette Chelf, Mesquite; grandchildren, Kira Lindberg, Melisa Lindberg and Eva Lindberg, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mikayla Findley and Andrew Findley, both of Northglenn, Colo.; Jordan Lindberg and Dakota Findley, both of Forney; and Jenifer Keifert, Valley City, N.D.