Services for Coriene L. Tanner, 95, Malakoff, were held July 31, 2010, at the First
Baptist Church in Malakoff, with Bro. Bill Rambo officiating. Burial was in Post Oak
Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Tanner was born Nov. 18, 1914, in Malakoff to Minnie Lee Bell and Emory A. Tanner and died
July 28, 2010, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Richard, Jack, Buddy, Weldon and Donald
Ray, and sisters Velma, Doris Mae and Maggie Lee.
She was employed as a clerical office worker and was a member of the First Baptist Church
Survivors include her sisters, Inez Green and husband Bill, Malakoff; and Loretta Petty
and husband Don; brother Lester Tanner and wife Wanda; sister-in-law Opal Tanner; many
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Tommy and Carl David Tanner, Gary Johnson and Rickey Allinen, Malcom
Quattlebaum and Mahlon Tate, Michael Petty, Robert Garret, Nell Brenckman and J.C. Tanner,
Amby and Kim Tanner and Graham Billard.
Graveside services for Joshua Joseph Boykin, 32, Kemp, were held Aug. 5, 2010, at the
Baker Cemetery with David Elmore officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home
in Seven Points.
Boykin was born April 12, 1978, in Phoenix, Ariz. to Tina Fidler and Joseph Samuel Boykin
and died July 30, 2010, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Survivors include his mother, daughter Aaliyah Ann Boykin, sister Christine Boykin and
brother Ben Fidler.
Services for Alda Ray Patterson, 86, Dallas, were held Aug. 5, 2010,
at the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating.
Burial was in Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in
Patterson was born Nov. 16, 1923, in Gorman and died July 29, 2010 in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eulan B. Patterson, in 2001.
She retired in 1992 from the Dal-Tile Co. and was a member of the Telephone Pioneer Club
and the Eastern Star Marfa Chapter No. 344.
Survivors include her sons, Douglas Patterson, Houston; and Robert Patterson, Bedford;
daughter Judy Holy, Dallas; brother Earl Rucker, Granbury; grandchildren Christine and
Casey Holy, Erica, Emily and Kara Patterson; other family members and many friends.
Services for Jonathan Cravey Royce, 41, Eustace, were held Aug. 2, 2010, at the Eubank
Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank with the Rev. Casey Walker officiating.
Royce was born Dec. 3, 1968, in Dallas and died July 30, 2010, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Cravey.
Survivors include his mother, Charlotte Cravey, Eustace; sister Cari Cravey-Smith and
husband Tracy, Gun Barrel City; stepfather Don Busby, Eustace; nephews Cole and Brandon
Parker, Mabank; and great-niece Kall Parker, Mabank.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Homeplace Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University
Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.