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
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.
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
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.
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
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.