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  Willie Templin
Services for Willie Margaret Thomas Templin, 89, Mabank, were held Aug. 10, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with interment in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas after a short service in the Rose Garden, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros Funeral Home in Kemp.
Templin was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Dallas to Margaret Adeline Spradley and William Emmett Thomas and died Aug. 7, 2010, in Mabank.
She grew up in Dallas with sisters Odessa and Nettie, and graduated from North Dallas High School in 1938.
Her professional career began in the securities industry at Goodbody and Co., and ended from Rauscher, Pierce, Refness in 1984, as vice president and personnel director.
She married Lowell Lee Templin Sr. Jan. 6, 1945, and moved with him to San Francisco at the end of World War II, while he completed his Marine Corps service in the Pacific.
The couple returned to Dallas in 1946, where they reared their son, Lowell Lee Templin Jr.
She had a significant influence in the lives of many of her nieces and nephews, including her husband’s brother Gerald Templin, Lana and Sam Thomas.
She moved to their farm outside Mabank in 1975. They joined the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Lowell Lee Templin Sr.; son Lowell Lee Templin Jr.; grandchildren Kristn Elizabeth Templin-Trimble and Lowell Justin Templin; great-grandchildren Lily Elizabeth Trimble and Braeden Richard Templin. All live in the Dallas area.

Effie Page
Services for Effie Elouise Page, 89, of Prairieville, were held Aug. 10, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Teague officiating. Interment was in Four Mile Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Page was born June 17, 1921, in Palacious and died Aug. 7, 2010, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt Page, sisters Lucille, Velma, Evelyn, Francis, Dorothy and Eddie and brother Robert Weedin.
She had resided in Mabank most of her life and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her son, Hagan H. Chandler III, and wife Lonetta, Athens; grandson Hagan H. Chandler IV, Arlington; great-grandchildren Carson Chandler and Camille Chandler, both of Arlington; brother Kenneth Weedin, Canton; and sister Gloria Autry, Mabank; other family members and many friends.

Teresa Bryant
Services for Teresa K. Bryant, 50, Payne Springs, were held Aug. 9, 2010, at the Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs with Bro. Clint and Darlene Taff officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Bryant was born July 25, 1960, in Dallas to Naomi Lou Taff and Ulan Hale Chapman and died Aug. 5, 2010, in Payne Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son Kelly Lynn Bryant.
She was a housewife and member of the Harbor Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dwight Bryant; sons Kristopher Bryant and wife Donna, Balch Springs; and Matthew Bryant and wife Sherri Shinn, Payne Springs; daughter Kimberly Potter and husband Shawn, Garland; sisters Karen Fair, April and Elizabeth; brother Jarrett; and five grandchildren.

Michael Padgett
A celebration of life memorial service for Michael “Mike” Anthony Padgett, 50, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel in Gun Barrel City with chaplain Jay Townsend officiating.
Padgett was born Nov. 25, 1959, in Philadelphia, Pa. to Sandra Babb and Steven Padgett and died Aug. 8, 2010.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Survivors include his brother, Steven Padgett, and companion Rhonda Robinson, grandmother Ann Babb, niece Chrystal Padgett, nephews Rocky and Steve Padgett, brothers and sisters from the Cossacks Motorcycle club, numerous other family members and many friends.

Clyde Bird Jr.
Services for Clyde James Bird Jr., 83, Kemp, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) Aug. 12, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel. The Revs. Don Teague and Robert Boone officiated. Burial was in Baker Cemetery in Kemp under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bird was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Bonham and died Aug. 8, 2010, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Winnie Lois and Clyde James Bird Sr., sons Gary Wayne and Larry James Bird, sister Dorothy Ann Knoceks and brother Billy Blair Bird.
Previously of Bonham, he had resided in Kemp since 1969.
He retired in 1979 from Clyde Bird sand and gravel.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 1431 Cedar Creek chapter and the First Missionary Baptist Church in Mabank, where he was a deacon.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Doris Bird, Kemp; son Bruce Allen Bird, Mabank; and sister Dr. Betty Jo Bird, Terrytown, N.Y.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


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