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  Frances Carle
A memorial service for Frances A. Carle, 48, was held Aug. 16, 2008, at Arlington Funeral Home Chapel with interment in San Marcos Cemetery.
Carle was born Sept. 6, 1959, in Alpine to Alma Jane Richards and Robert Reily Carle and died Aug. 11, 2008.
She graduated from Lamar High School in 1978 and earned a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington.
She received Teacher of the Year award at DAEP in the Mabank School District.
A cheerful, smiling face, a laughing disposition, a devoted and loving mother, she will be missed by all who loved her.
Even in death, she found a way to keep on giving through organ donations.
Survivors include her daughter Amanda Brewster; son Clayton Brewster; mother Jane Richards; father Robert Carle and wife Marlene; sisters Barbara Lymworth, Janet Marshall and husband Bill; Jamie Inman and husband Steve; brother Bob Carle and wife Rowena; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Happy Hill Farm Home Academy, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, TX 76048.

John Hopkins
Services for John Hopkins, 73, Trinidad, were held Aug. 15, 2008, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Webber officiating. Interment was Aug. 18, 2008, in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Lawton, Okla.
Hopkins was born Aug. 8, 1935, in West Plains, Mo., and died Aug. 12, 2008, in Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents Elsie Ledbetter and Ray Arnold Hopkins, and brother Curtis Landson Hopkins.
He had resided in Trinidad since 1995. He was raised in Indiana and spent time during World War II in Portland, Ore. He lived in Boise, Idaho, for a short time.
He joined military service in 1953. He traveled the globe, spending time in Germany, Korea, Vietnam and many more countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
He retired in 1981 as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army.
He received numerous awards, and in April, 2006, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) at Fort Hood for his actions in piloting a UH-60D Huey helicopter into the la Drang Valley Nov. 14-15, 1965, during the Vietnam War.
He served in the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry. This was the first infantry unit to ride in helicopters.
The mission for which he received the DFC was portrayed in the 2002 movie “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson as Lt. Col. Hal Moore, who was his commander.
He was proud to have had two sons and four grandsons following in his footsteps serving in the military.
He became a Master Mason Jan. 7, 1960, in the Lebanon Lodge No. 831 in Augsburg, Germany.
He was a past Master Mason of Malakoff Lodge No. 759, in 2006-07.
He was a member of the Sharon Temple in Tyler and was a 32nd degree Mason in the Scottish Jeep Patrol and was a member of the Valley of Memphis Orient of Tennessee.
He enjoyed playing cards and solving Sudoku puzzles.
He loved going to Las Vegas, Nev., or even the drive to Shreveport, La. He loved fishing and went to Canada with his Cedar Creek buddies.
He loved old western movies and staying up on current events by watching the news.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years Kay Hopkins; daughters Diana K. Birden and husband Ronnie, Russiaville, Ind.; Jacqueline M. Snyder and husband Dennis, Walton, Ind.; Jeannette Bickel and husband Rodger, Walton, Ind.; and Rebecca M. Griffith and husband Sam, Galveston; sons John C. Hopkins and wife Susie, Logansport, Ind.; and Thomas E. Hopkins and wife Brenda, Fayetteville, Ga.; adopted son Sikhan Lee and wife Vimon, Washington, D.C.; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Louise Lamb and husband Ray C., Greentown, Ind.; sister-in-law Beverly Hopkins, Kokomo, Ind.; many good friends, neighbors and family, who will always cherish their time with him.

Wanda Gaddis
Services for Wanda Gaddis, 65, Mabank, were held Aug. 18, 2008, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with Randy Colegrove and Milton Spears officiating. Interment was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gaddis was born June 6, 1943, and died Aug. 15, 2008, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her mother Winnie Gaddis.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Mabank since 1985 and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a bookkeeper for the City of Dallas for 20 years, W.B. Container Company in Balch Springs and the City of Mabank.
Survivors include her sisters Joyce Colegrove and husband Joe, Mineola; Virginia Kidwell, Mabank; Jeannette Spears, Kaufman; Brenda Hardin and husband Tony, Mabank; and Betty Nickelson and husband Robert, Mabank; brothers Jimmy Gaddis and wife Becky, Mabank; and Lanny Gaddis and wife Cindy, Mabank; father Johnnie Gaddis, Mabank; aunt and uncle Louise and E.H. Stephenson, Mabank; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Johnny Colegrove, Charles Keith, Richard Gaddis, Eric Sherrell, Steve Villareal, Jeffery Gaddis, David Horton, Mark Williams and Taylor Kennedy.

Noel B. Sipes
Services for Noel B. Sipes, 80, Henderson County, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Cedar Creek Bible Church with the Rev. Bob Parry officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Sipes was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Chiota and died Aug. 14, 2008, in Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his sons Randall Gene Sipes and Brad Horn, one brother and two sisters.
He had resided in Henderson County for the past 23 years and was self-employed. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Beverly “B.J.” Reaves Sipes, Kemp; sons Michael Wayne Sipes, Seven Points; and Bryan F. Horn, Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Helen Moran
Services for Helen Elizabeth Moran, 88, Athens, were held Aug. 20, 2008, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Charles Moran officiating. Interment was in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.
Moran was born May 21, 1920, in Kemp to Minnie Mae Shelton and Albert Rachel and died Aug. 17, 2008, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cecil Moran, sons James, Billy and Carroll Moran, three sisters, one brother, grandchildren Loretta and Eddie Moran and great-grandchild Noah Charles Anderson.
Survivors include her sons Larry Moran and wife Oma Lou, Kemp; and Charles Moran and wife Joyce, Pampa; daughters Margaret Drummond, Cross Roads; and Bonnie Bennett, Cross Roads; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; numerous other extended family members and friends.

Christine Moseley
Services for Viola Christine Moseley, 80, Scurry, were held Aug. 16, 2008, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Shawn Garrett and Douglas Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the King Cemetery in the Aley Community under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Moseley was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Henderson County to the late Bessie Ann Sutton and Virgil Dewey Hamilton and died Aug. 12, 2008, in Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Moseley, brother Buster Hamilton and sister Margie Greenhaw.
She lived most of her life in the Kemp area and attended Kemp schools. She was a member of the Steel Workers of America union and an active member of the Beautiful Acres Missionary Baptist Church. She volunteered three days a week at the Kaufman Food Pantry. She was always taking care of people, even strangers.
Survivors include her daughters Sue Yates and husband Jerry, Scurry; and Robin Nix and husband Pat, Trinidad; sons Virgil Moseley and wife Ellen, Fort Worth; and Louis Samuel Moseley Jr., Scurry; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers Clyde Hamilton, Dallas; Grady Hamilton, Tool; and Bobby Hamilton, Mabank; sisters Willie Evans, Seagoville; and Janice Davis, Brownsboro; sisters-in-law, Betty Moseley, Ruth Ann Moseley, Jo Hamilton, Mary Hamilton, Rovana Hamilton and Frieda Hamilton; brothers-in-law Lester Moseley, James Moseley, David Moseley and Bill Davis; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Michael Hamilton, Douglas Hamilton, Josh Linder, Jake Linder, Jason Moseley, Greg Moseley, William Catchings III and Scott Morrison.
Honorary pallbearers were her nephews.

Paul Wahlstrom
Funeral arrangements for Paul Wahlstrom, 51, Mabank, are under the direction of Hilliard Funeral Home in Van.
Wahlstrom was born Dec. 18, 1956, in Dallas to the late Lois Geraldine “Jerrie” and Albert Lawrence Wahlstrom and died Aug. 16, 2008, in Mabank.
He attended school in Irving before moving to Canton in 1969. He graduated in 1974 from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He resided in Mabank for eight months.
Survivors include his daughter Micah Marie Wahlstrom, Columbus, Ga.; sisters Deborah Thompson, Berryville, Ark.; Donna Corbitt, Lebanon, Ore.; and Claudia Atchison, Canton.

Catherine Vaughn
A memorial service for Catherine Vaughn, 49, Payne Springs, was held Aug. 21, 2008, with the Rev. Leonard Eason officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Vaughn was born July 27, 1959, in Canton, Ohio, and died Aug. 17, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Grand Prairie, she had resided in Payne Springs for 12 years as was a member of the Styx Baptist Church. She was a nurses aide.
Survivors include her husband Henry Vaughn, Payne Springs; mother and stepfather Shirley and Delbert Fischer, Payne Springs; son Jerry Lance Hicks Jr., Missouri; daughter Jaime Michelle Vinson, Payne Springs; stepson David Allen Vaughn, Payne Springs; stepdaughters Christie Lee Vaughn, Grand Prairie; and Sonya Cheri Vaughn, Purdon; sister Patricia Kay Barnett, Midlothian; nine grandchildren and extended family.
 

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