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Obituaries

Joyce McFall
Services for Joyce D’Alva Graham McFall, 87, were held Aug. 17, 2011, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Revs. John Smith and Paul McKinney officiating. Interment followed in Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
McFall was born Sept. 10, 1923, in Eustace to Alsa Whitley and Reagan William Graham and died Aug. 14, 2011, in Eustace after a lengthy illness.
She dearly loved her friends, the caregivers at Lighted Pathways and her dog, Pebbles.
McFall was a Christian and a member of Grace Fellowship Outreach in Eustace.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles and country music.
McFall was married to John Clower and Robert McFall.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Clower in 1957; husband Robert McFall in 1997; son Colin Kelly Clower; daughter Johnna Clower Cravey; brother Williford Graham; grandchildren Clinton Cravey, Kolin Dyer and Tonya Potts.
Survivors include daughters Joylee Ray and Cheryl Marion, both of Eustace; sisters Allyne Dasner, Mabank; Carolyn Meredith, Duncanville; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; many other relatives and loving friends.
Pallbearers were Kevin Ray, Tey Ray, Marc Marion, Cameron Cravey, Shawn Davis and Kristi Cravey Evans.

Jeffrey McCollum
Services for Jeffrey “Jeff” Wayne McCollum, 56, of Kemp, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at the Anderson-Clayton Chapel in Kemp, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
McCollum was born Dec. 22, 1954, in Dallas to Jeanice and Roy McCollum and died Aug. 15, 2011.
He attended Terrell schools and was a gunsmith by trade.
McCollum also enjoyed being a truck driver and the freedom it gave him when driving across the open roads.
He overcame many obstacles during his life, but refused to let his disabilities get in the way of living life to the fullest.
McCollum was known for his love of music and dancing in his wheelchair, as well as laughing to his favorite Three Stooges episodes.
He enjoyed outdoor sports including four-wheeling, fishing and swimming in the ocean.
McCollum enjoyed being with his favorite dog, Serenea.
He was preceded in death by his parents and niece Emma Davis.
Survivors include stepmother Joyce Webb, uncle John Short; aunt Danna Morgan; sisters Melinda Blakenship and Cheryl Davis; nephews Jeremy Brown and wife Erica, Stephen Brown and wife Christi, Zachary Davis and wife Claudia; nieces Nicole and Charly Davis; eight great-nieces and nephews; very special caregivers Deborah and Robert Pierson, and Janice from the East Texas Home Healthcare.

Reta Norrell
Services for Reta Fae Norrell, 76, of Mabank, were held Aug. 16, 2011, at the Rope, Catch and Ride for Christ Cowboy Church in Mabank with Mark Norrell, Stacey Norrell and Keith Prather officiating. Interment followed at Haven of Memories in Canton.
Norrell was born Feb. 17, 1935, in Groesbeck to Bessie L. Chavers and Lilburn H. Beaver and died Aug. 14, 2011, in Mabank.
She enjoyed reading, quilting and baking cakes.
Norrell was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Norrell; and brother Tommy Beaver.
Survivors include sons Mark Norrell, Mabank; James Norrell and wife Cherry, New Boston; Stacey Norrell, Fort Worth; daughters Deborah Prather and husband Keith, DeBerry; Cindy Zoller and husband Craig, Glenn Heights; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother Gerald Beaver of China Grove; sister Annabell Edmondson, Chapel Hill; numerous other relatives and friends, including church family at Rope, Catch and Ride for Christ Cowboy Church.

Felder McDaniel
Graveside services for Felder “Jack” Newton McDaniel, 63, were held Aug. 14, 2011, at Kings Cemetery in Aley, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
McDaniel was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Bogalusa, La., to Viola Mae Breland and James Felder McDaniel and died Aug. 13, 2011, in Tyler.
Jack worked in maintenance for the city of Dallas as a truck driver and equipment operator for more than 27 years.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother James Monroe McDaniel; sisters Sally Irene McDaniel and Troy Ann McDaniel.
Survivors include his mother, Viola Sullens; brother Howard P. McDaniel and a host of loving friends.

 

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