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Robert Hobbs Sr.
A memorial service for Robert (Bob) Hobbs Sr., 83, Tool, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool. A video presentation of his life will be at 1:30 p.m.
A loving husband, father, “Super Pa” and great-grandfather, Hobbs was born Dec. 13, 1925, and passed away Aug. 18, 2009, with his wife, brother, and family by his side.
He is survived by his loving wife Evelyn Hobbs of Cedar Creek Lake; brother Gilbert Hobbs and wife Joan of Azle; son Robert A. Hobbs Jr. and wife Darlia of Azle; daughter Janice A. Ellis and husband Terry of Cedar Creek Lake; son- Gary W. Hobbs of Arlington; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, friends and church family who all will miss him.
Bob was preceded in death by his father David V. Hobbs, mother Myrtle Hobbs and brothers Curtis and Vernon Hobbs.
He married Evelyn McAnally Nov. 13, 1943. They would have celebrated 66 wonderful years this November.
He joined the United States Navy in January, 1944, and received an honorable medical discharge.
He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge number 456 in Austin, a Shriner. and a member of Woodsman of the World.
He was store manager and salesman for Lambert Paint Corporation and Guardsman Chemical Coatings retiring at the age of 55, although he worked as a consultant for many years after his retirement.
An avid hunter, water and snow skier and snowmobiler, he played as hard as he worked.
He loved lakes, the mountains, camping, motor home travel and cruises. He loved all games, especially spades, poker and bridge and has been playing a monthly poker game with close lake friends for the past 15 years.
He was past president of the Hurst Chess Club in the 1960s.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, or to the American Cancer Society.

Dale Austin
Services for Dale Wayne Austin, 48, Gun Barrel City, were held Aug. 20, 2009, at the Mabank Church of Christ.
Austin was born Aug. 8, 1961, in Dallas and died Aug. 17, 2009, in Tyler.
He was a graduate of Kaufman High School.
He worked in the grocery, trucking and delivery industries.
He was a great admirer of birds, music, and was interested in Fox News and technology.
Survivors include his parents Pat and Wayne Austin, Gun Barrel City; sister and brother-in-law Donna and Jerry Johnson, and their children Ben and Elizabeth, Pea Ridge, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law Danny and Melissa Austin, and their children Joshua, Jakob and Emilie, Wylie; and Leisa Austin, Dawson, Minn.
Pallbearers were Monty Roberts, Ronnie Johnson, Mike Gandy, Ben Johnson, Jakob Austin and Joshua Austin.

Fannie Tankersley
Services for Fannie Sapp Tankersley, 90, Mabank, were held Aug. 1, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Sapp officiating. Burial was in Tarver Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Tankersley was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Prairieville and died July 30, 2009, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her sister Billie Thompson, brother J.C. Sapp and husband Leonard Tankersley in 2001.
She was a member of Prairieville Baptist Church and retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 1961, as a fingerprinter.
Survivors include her brother Bob Sapp and wife Mary, Mabank; sisters Opal Toney, Louise Myrick and Peggy Sue Gunderson, all of Mabank; brother-in-law Willard Thompson, Dallas; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were James Sapp, Dwight Toney, Dwane Toney, Danny Myrick, David Myrick, Allen Thompson, Brent Thompson and Charles Gunderson.

Roger Bryant Sr.
Services for Roger Dale Bryant Sr., 59, Mabank, were held Aug. 24, 2009, at the Lakeview Assembly of God Church in Seven Points with the Rev. Don Bell officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Bryant was born July 12, 1950, in Dallas to Helen Lodine Cook and Robert Calloway Bryant and died Aug. 18, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Ann Bryant, his parents, sister Alice Drake and brother Robert Wheeler Bryant.
He was a Christian man, mentor, teacher and a loving father and grandfather. He loved going to church and telling stories.
He also enjoyed flying from the pilot seat.
Survivors include his son Roger Dale Bryant Jr., Mabank; daughter and son-in-law Cari Nicole and David Meiners, Canton; grandchildren Morgan Bryant, Jacob Meiners, Makensey Bryant, Joshua Meiners and Loren Bryant; and brother W.T. Bryant, Payne Springs.

Jimmy McManus
Services for Jimmy Lynn McManus, a.k.a. “Jimbo,” 53, Mabank, were held Aug. 22, 2009, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral home in Kemp. Interment followed in Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad.
McManus was born April 25, 1956, in Dallas to Geneva Henson and Jimmie McManus and died Aug. 19, 2009, after a lenghty illness in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his father Jimmie Lonzo McManus and a brother-in-law Randy Taylor.
Survivors include his sons Jimmy Lewis McManus and wife Lee Ann, Dallas, Jeremy McManus, Dallas; and Jimmy Lynn McManus Jr.“Bo” and wife Melanie, Fort Worth; adopted son Michael Ellington, Quinlan; daughter Jennifer McManus, Dallas; mother Geneva McManus, Mabank; sisters Judy Taylor, Mabank; and Bobbie Jo Kent and husband Dennis, Edgewood; adopted sister Cyndi Blake, Mabank; brothers Tommy McManus and wife Debbie, Mabank; and Robert McManus, Malakoff; aunt Ruth Holleman, Mabank; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jeremy McManus, Bo McManus, Dennis French, Jimmy Mosely, Michael Marks and Michael Ellington.

Woodie Hope
A graveside service for Woodie Lee Hope, 90, of Payne Springs, was held at Laurel Land Memorial Park Aug. 26, 2009.
He was born in Dallas April 1, 1919 to Adelaide Devaney and Wood C. Hope, and died Aug. 22, 2009, at his home.
Hope was a 32nd degree Mason at the R.C. Buckner Masonic Lodge, enjoyed helping out with the Shriners, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Eustace.
He worked more than 38 years for W.O. Bankston Lincoln Mercury Dealership in the body shop as a mechanic.
After he retired, he raised horses and cattle on his property, enjoyed the outdoors and had a love for animals.
Survivors include his wife of more than 65 years Mary Hope; son Jerry Wayne Hope and wife Jeanne of Afton, Tenn.; daughter Angela Stevenson and husband Marshall of Kemp; grandchildren Gina Marie Hope, Steven Dean Hope, Dustin Linzy Stevenson and Austin Lee Stevenson; great-grandchildren Ashley Leshay Hope, Jared Tyler Hope, Hayden Dustin Stevenson, Payten James Stevenson, and Kaysen Marshall Stevenson; sister Dora Mae Richardson; and a host of friends and family.
Hope is preceded in death by his parents and sister Dorothy Hoover.
Memorials can be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607.

Leonard Musick
A praise celebration for Leonard Musick, 82, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2009, at Aley Family Worship Center, off FM 85, two miles west of the Seven Points light.
Musick was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Childress, and died Aug. 22, 2009, in Dallas. He will be buried at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway.
Musick moved with his parents to California at age 12 in 1938, and returned to Texas in 1965.
He worked for Mobile Oil for 32 years, retiring at age 58. He was such a vital part of the company that for many years, they would call him when trying to locate information or calculations, and he would give them this information off the top of his head. He had a brilliant mind.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II.
He played guitar and sang praise and worship in several of the area churches in and around Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Payne Springs, Tool, Seven Points, Eustace, Kemp, Malakoff, the Roddy community, Athens, Canton and Dallas.
He also loved to play in nursing homes and at civic functions. He had no problem recalling all of the old gospel songs his mother taught him.
Musick was an Elder at First Love Fellowship Church, and also helped in building several area churches. He was part of a group of men and women who would rebuild and repair homes for the elderly, shut-in or even the homeless.
He was never too busy to build/repair porches or ramps, cut grass or buy groceries. At Christmas and Thanksgiving, and throughout the year, he was always a part of meeting the needs of the people in the area with food baskets and toys for the children.
Delivering in the ice and snow was never a problem, as long as he had his little blue truck.
He was a kind-hearted, loving man of God. Although he will be greatly missed, there will always be “Musick” in our hearts.

Patsy Umfleet
Services for Patsy Ann Umfleet, 71, Mabank, were held Aug. 23, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Byron Jones presiding.
Interment followed in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Umfleet was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Wichita Falls to the late Alma and O.C. Braddock and died Aug. 21, 2009, in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son Keith Hollowell.
Umfleet had resided in Mabank for the past 35 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City, serving as the church secretary. A retired Southwestern Bell Telephone employee, she was a member of the Telephone Pioneers club.
She is survived by two sons, Brad Hollowell and wife Debbie of Grapevine and Michael Umfleet and wife Stephanie of Carrollton; a daughter, Rhonda Eicher and husband Bob of Rockwall; a sister, Gwen Trammell of Kemp; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 


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