Margaret (Giles) Ward
Services for Margaret Hazel (Giles) Ward, 82, Gun Barrel City, were held July 19, 2010, at the Liberty Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Dennis Woods officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Ward was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Athens and died July 12, 2010, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Bud McGee, husbands Lawrence Earl Giles Jr. and Charles Newitt, brothers Tobe, Jack, Punk and Billy McGee, sisters Laura Mae Lewis, Ruby Trammell and Lois Jean Corley, granddaughter Jamie Radican and daughter-in-law Rita Giles.
Survivors include her daughters, Edna Earl Dunkin and husband Charles, Terrell; Patricia Ann Radican, Gun Barrel City, and Sandra Wheeler, Gun Barrel City; sons Raymond Lloyd Giles and wife Linda, Longview; and Larry Glenn Giles, Mabank; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, other family members and many friends.

Joe Nelson
Services for Joe Nelson, 87, Kemp, were held Aug. 5, 2010, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Nelson was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Pampa and died Aug. 2, 2010, in Tyler.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Kemp since 1983, and was a veteran of the World War II Army Air Corps. He was married for 65 years and was Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Hope Cade Nelson, Kemp; daughters, Jan Ragsdale and husband Bill, Pampa; Jolynn Bennett and husband Michael, Dallas; and Lisa DeLong and husband Lawrence, Kemp; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; other family and many friends.

George Allen
A boots and blue jeans memorial for George Lewis Allen, 72, Athens, was held Aug. 6, 2010, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff with Bro. Tim Pyron officiating.
Allen was born Dec. 3, 1937, and died July 30, 2010, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and George Allen, wife, Betty Allen, and sister Martha Eggleston.
He was well-known and loved as a butcher at the Walmart in Athens for 10 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Terri Logan and husband Bryon; sons George Allen Jr. and wife Cindy, and James Allen and wife Sandy; brothers, Charles and Harrold Allen; sisters Lois Riddle and Gracie Malone; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Joshua Allen, Chance Logan, Zachery Logan, Kason Allen and James Allen.

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