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Marvin Lindberg
Services are pending for Marvin G. Lindberg, 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 Lindberg, both of Forney; and Jenifer Keifert, Valley City, N.D.

Margie Darby
Graveside services for Margie Louise Darby, 83, Scurry, were held Aug. 9, 2007, at Cypress Cemetery, Winnsboro with Bro. Jerald Huckabee officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Darby was born July 11, 1924, in Trent, daughter of the late Maggie and Floyd Barnes and died Aug. 6, 2007, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Ishmael Barnes.
She was a homemaker and beloved mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her daughter Brenda and husband Willie Brown, Scurry; son Floyd and wife Laura Darby, Winnsboro; grandson Willie Brown, Tool; great-grandsons Willie Dolan Brown and Brad Brown, Sulphur Springs; and great-great-grandson Willie Hayden Brown, Abilene.

Forrest Smith
A memorial service for Forrest Eugene Smith will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens with the Rev. Joe Warren officiating under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home in Athens.
Smith was born March 14, 1925, in Avant, Okla., to Mabel and Dr. Leo L. Smith and was the youngest of three brothers. He died Aug. 8, 2007, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Lissa Ann Smith, his parents, brothers Robert and Kenneth and his beloved mother-in-law Lucille Whitney.
His family moved to Oklahoma City when he was 4-years-old where he graduated from high school. He then volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and spent a year in occupied Japan.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University and became a registered civil engineer. He married Elizabeth Lee “Betsy” Whitney April 7, 1951, in Durant, Okla. They lived in Irving before moving to Dallas, living there until 1977.
He worked for Texaco several years before he did engineering work and later had his own consulting firm.
He and his family moved to Athens in 1977, where he worked on contract through the family corporation.
He was employed by the City of DeSoto and the City of Palestine for many years, retiring in 2000.
Survivors include his wife Betsy; sons Robert Scott Smith, Austin; and Forrest Whitney, Coppell; daughters Samantha Susan Smith, Tyler; and Stephanie Shannon Smith Webb and son-in-law R. Andrew Webb, Coppell; grandchildren Dinah Smith, Chandler Webb, Christen Webb, Casey Webb and Jonathan Forrest Webb; nieces Martha Clark, Midwest City, Okla.; and Linda Stein, Jones, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.

Olive Marie Fowler
Services for Olive Marie Fowler, 96, Payne Springs, were held Aug. 6, 2007, in Oakwood Cemetery in Fort Worth with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Fowler was born April 6, 1911, in Oklahoma City, Okla. and died Aug. 9, 2007, in Payne Springs.
Previously of Houston, she had resided in Payne Springs since 1975, and was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter Billie Marie Tooke and husband Marcus Wendel, Granbury; grandsons Donald M. Tooke, Ennis; Gary A. Tooke, Fort Worth; and William E. Tooke, Carrollton; great-grandchildren Donald, Cory and Sierra Tooke; and two great-great-grandchildren.