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  Wade Holt
Services for Wade Anthony Holt, 18, Mabank, were held Aug. 30, 2008, at the First Baptist Church, Mabank, with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Holt was born June 11, 1990, in Kaufman and died Aug. 27, 2008, in Mabank.
He was a student and lifetime resident of Mabank and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank. He graduated from Mabank High School in 2008.
Survivors include his parents Lynn and Tracy Holt, Mabank; brother James Holcomb and wife Jessica, El Reno, Okla.; grandparents Nancy and Edgar “Bud” Hines, Mabank; Diane and Doyle Holt, Mabank; nephews Hunter and Colton Holcomb, El Reno, Okla.; other family members and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Joey Martin, Nathaniel Hines, Corbin Anderson, Jason Davenport, James Holcomb and Kelly Holt.

Judith Alexander
Judith Alexander born July 12, 1952, and went home Aug. 14, 2008.
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday, memories fond and true.
I think of you in silence, as I speak your name, for all I have on earth is your picture in a frame.
Though I have many special memories that will never fade, seeing you in Heaven will be a glorious day.
I see you with your wings soaring through the air.
Know that we are OK, because we know you are there.
You’re a dear friend and I will miss our talks.
We will visit again one day and take a long walk.
Soar among the angels, Judy.
Your friend, Helen Rodgers and all the people who loved you. You are truly a shining star above Cedar Creek Lake.

Betty Jo Tucker
A memorial service for Betty Jo Tucker, 77, Forney was held Sept. 1, 2008, in Forney.
Tucker was born June 18, 1931, in Bonham and died Aug. 26, 2008, in Rockwall.
Previously of Mabank, she was a cosmetologist and had resided in Forney for the past nine months.
Survivors include her sons Clifford Marquart and wife Sarah, Mabank; and Steve Marquart and wife Beth, Parker, Colo.; daughters Jean Kigar and husband Dave, Jupiter, Fla.; and Jan Waller and husband Jerry, Forney; mother Donnie Bell Moore, Terrell; brohter Dennis Moore, Kemp; sisters Elizabeth Hukill, Seven Points; Carolyn Clamon, Kemp; Doris Jenkins, Kemp; Phyllis Walker, Kemp; and Paula Freeman, Kemp; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Ewing Perry
The family will hold a service of remembrance for Ewing Dale Perry, 61, Kemp, at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Perry was born May 7, 1947, in Mart to the late Euphra and Copeland Blanford Ewing and died Aug. 24, 2008, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his wife Vicki Perry in 1998.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association.
Survivors include his son Anthony Perry and wife Crystal, Scurry; daughter Leslie Perry, San Marcos; and brother Blanford Perry, Seagoville.

Sylvia Matamoros
Services for Sylvia Flores Matamoros, 62, Mabank, were held Sept. 1, 2008, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Patrick Sattery officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Matamoros was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Juarez, Mexico, and died Aug. 27, 2008, in Tyler.
She was a homemaker and had resided in Mabank since 1985.
Survivors include her son Andres Matamoros, Mabank; daughter Leslie Bhangar and husband Shoukat Ali, Mabank; four grandchildren, Andy, Austin, Sarah and Benjamin; brothers Luis Flores, Mexico; David Lowrence, El Paso; Bobby Lowrence, New Mexico; Joe Lowrence, Arizona; Sam Lowrence, El Paso; Richard Lowrence, El Paso; Eddie Lowrence, Arizona; and Johnny Lowrence, Colorado; sisters Maria Jurado, El Paso; and Marguerita Flores, Mexico.

Clifford Hinds Sr.
A memorial service for Clifford Jerome Hinds Sr., 78, Kemp, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2008, at the Cedar Creek Bible Church with Bro. Bob Parry officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hinds was born March 22, 1932, in Long Beach, Calif., and died Aug. 27, 2008, in Kemp. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Barbara Hinds.
He was a truck driver and employed by White City Lumber Company in Tiller, Ore., in 1957. He was later employed by McLean Trucking Company for 29 years and retired in 1986 from Local 745.
He flew homing pigeons in Dallas for 18 years with the Dallas Homing Pigeon Club.
He loved the Dallas Mavericks, Rangers and Cowboys.
Survivors include his wife Peggy Dyer Hinds, Kemp; sons Richard Hinds, Kemp; Cliff “Cricket” Hinds and wife Pam, Kemp; John R. Dyer and wife Glenda, Frankston; and Brad Dyer and wife Cheron, Athens; daughters Lynn Tolbert and husband Glenn Williams, Murchison; Ketha Merrill and husband Bret, Murchison; and Kim (his Kimmie) Paroline and husband Robbie, Athens; 16 grandchildren, Matt, Holly, Haylea, Natalie, Wayne, Jeff, Jason, Brandon, Jeremy, Kylah, Kerth, Paul, Tara, Carson, Krysta and Tanner; 16 great-grandchildren; other family members and many friends.

Sister Lucille Rice
Services for Sister Lucille Rice, 91, Kemp, were held Sept. 2, 2008, at Christian Life Center Church with the Rev. Hamp Manning officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Rice was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Henderson County and died Aug. 30, 2008, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her husband Truman Rice, daughter Emily Sue Smith, son Truman Osburn Rice and brother Jadie King.
She was a pastor and resident of Kemp for the past 40 years and a member of the Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her grandson Mark Smith and wife Davina, Athens; son-in-law Oddie V. Smith, Kemp; great grandsons Nathan and Dustin Smith; nieces Mildred Coburn and Barbara Tims, both of Kemp.

Gene Berry
Services for Gene Berry, 71, Kerens, were held Aug. 24, 2008, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Clayton Smith officiating.
Burial followed in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Berry was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Eureka to Geneva Murphy and Cleo Berry and died Aug. 21, 2008, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Berry; mother Geneva Berry, sons Kenny Berry and wife Kay; Gary Berry and wife Melissa, all of Kerens; grandchildren Garrett Berry and Amy Berry, Kerens; Matthew Berry and wife Kimberly, College Station.
Pallbearers were Jody Farmer, Gowan Murphy, Jerry Pritchett, Johnny Pritchett, Bobby Coley, Bob Pritchett, Kyle Pritchett and Randy Tawater.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kerens Ex-Students Association’s Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5, Kerens, TX 75144.

Richard Hill
A private memorial service for Richard “Dick” Hill, 89, Kemp, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hill was born Oct. 24, 1918, in Framingham, Mass. and died Aug. 28, 2008, in Kemp.
He was a farmer and veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Kemp since 1980.
Survivors include his wife Sylvia Hill, Kemp; son Richard S. Hill, Hurst; daughters Katie Spencer, Houston; and Barbara Schanberg, New York; grandchildren Julia, David, Laura, Karen and Michael; other family member snd many friends.

Charles Fultz
Services for Charles Buford Fultz, 69, Forney, were held Aug. 30, 2008, at the New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale.
Fultz was born Sept. 17, 1928, and died Aug. 28, 2008.
He was preceded in death by son Bradley Van Fultz, two brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife Melba Fultz; daughter and son-in-law Meleah and Jason Perrini, Gun Barrel City; grandsons Thomas Whitten, Austin; and Dylan Whitten, Gun Barrel City; granddaughter April Fultz, Marysville, Wash.; sister and brother-in-law Betty and Sam Brouillette, Alvin; and brother-in-law Bill Sloan, Dallas.

Connie Shaw
Services for Connie Elizabeth Shaw, 57, Kemp, were held Aug. 31, 2008, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. David Lewis officiating.
Interment followed in the Baker Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Shaw was born June 10, 1951, to Ester Haley and Lloyd Bruner Sr. and died Aug. 29, 2008, in Kaufman County.
She was preceded in death by her father, half-brother Billy Ray Bruner and half-sister Geneva Ruth “Micky” Midget.
She attended First Baptist Church of Seven Points.
Survivors include her son Larry Shaw and wife Kenya, Kemp; grandchildren Justice Shaw, Larry Shaw III and Candice Shaw; mother Ester Bruner, Kemp; brothers Lloyd Bruner Jr. and wife Barbara, Scurry; Roger Bruner and wife Shirley, Kemp; Billy Jack Bruner and wife Charlotte, Kemp; and Mark Bruner and wife Kay, Kemp; sister Bonnie Wood, Kemp; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Jeff Bruner, Emory Bruner, Chris Bruner, Dale Greenlee, T.J. Powell and Chris Curry.

Lillie Ann Jones
Services for Lillie Ann Jones, Athens, were held Oct. 2, 2008, at the Coolidge Cemetery with Chuck Sturgeon officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Jones was born Aug. 29, 2008 and died Aug. 29, 2008 in Athens.
Survivors include parents Danielle Hunt and Jeremy Jones and sister Hallie Jones.

Lea Aston
Services for Lea Aston, 87, formerly of Mabank, were held at the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Aston was born April 22, 1921, in Bushnel, Ill, to Clara Smith and Clarence Taylor and died Aug. 27, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, her parents and her stepfather H.A. Owens, and sisters Sandra Holder and Ramona Teel.
She and her husband Brit Aston moved to Mabank in 1946.
He died in 2003, and she moved to Colorado in 2005 to be near family.
She was a Cub Scout den mother for Pack 330 in Mabank and was a Sunday School teacher.
She was a past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mabank and the Mabank Garden Club.
She worked as a nurse with Drs. Reid and Speake for many years. She was activity director at the Mabank Nursing Home for 19 years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mabank and the Presbyterian Women.
She was a past moderator Presbyterian Church Women.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews Owen Holder, Steve Holder, Randy Holder, Cheri Gardner, Cindy Streeter, Sheila Purvis, Margie Sinkey, Susan Loeffler, Tom Aston and Bruce Aston; and very special friends Terry and Don Owen.
Pallbearers were Johnny Adams, Richard Craft, Jimmie Clark, Bert Knisley, Wayne Anthony and Terry Thomas.

Terry Gilbert
Services for Terry Lee Gilbert, 51, Gun Barrel City were held Sept. 2, 2008, at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Honey Grove with the Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove.
Gilbert was born March 6, 1957, in Dallas to Virginia Jones and Elga Lee Gilbert and died Aug. 28, 2008.
He was preceded in death by his father Elga Lee Gilbert, grandparents Minnie and Clarence Gilbert and Lonnie Jones.
He was of the Baptist faith and attended North Lake Junior College in Irving. He was a video technician.
Survivors include his mother and dad Virginia and Clifton E. Hall, Rockwall; sons Jeremy Shane Gilbert and Jarod Gilbert; granddaughter Ivy Gilbert; brothers Randy Gilbert, Mesquite; and Jeff Gilbert and wife Lisa, Payne Springs; and Jason Hall, Rockwall; grandmother Effie Jones Parker, Honey Grove; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were Randy Gilbert, Jeff Gilbert, Jason Hall, Sean Gilbert, Mitch Gilbert, Wayne Gilbert and Timothy Gilbert.
 

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