Linda Sue Powers
Services for Linda Sue Powers, 62, Eustace, were held Sept. 6, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Eustace with the Rev. Paul McKinney officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Powers was born Jan. 9, 1945, in Knoxville, Tenn., and died Sept. 3, 2008, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Powers Sr.
She was a homemaker and resident of Eustace for the past 30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eustace. At the time of her death she was a resident of the Green Oaks Nursing Home in Athens serving as an assistant activity director.
Survivors include her son Bill Powers Jr., Denton; daughter Toni Schlebach and husband Bill, Mabank; grandchildren Tr’e Powers, DeAnna Schlebach, Alex Schlebach, Kenzie Latimer and Kaden Powers; great-grandchild Brylee Powers; sister Patti Youngblood, Missouri; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Services for Lucille Tarver Miles, 74, Wills Point, were held Sept. 8, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Wills Point with the Revs. Don Myers and Don Tisdale officiating. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Miles was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Wills Point to Nona Teague and John Gordon Tarver and died Sept. 6, 2008, in Wills Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Cindy Miles Dillard, grandson Jason Miles, great-grandson Nathan Fincher, sister Leona Tarver Copeland, brothers Grady J. and J.T. Tarver, and the father of her children Bill Miles.
She lived most of her life in Wills Point and graduated from the Wills Point High School in 1951. She married William H. “Bill” Miles Aug. 31, 1951.
She was a nurse at Baker Clinic for five years and left this position to raise her children.
She was employed by F.M. Hollandsworth Consulting Engineers for 14 years.
She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Wills Point, where she was active in the Esther Ruth Sunday School class. She was Sunshine Card chairman of her class for many years, along with her many friends in the Adult 5 Department.
She spent more than 40 years as a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 187 and was a past Noble Grand.
Her favorite hobby was working in the yard and baking bread to take to friends.
She was a devoted and fun grandmother, spending time with them as children and adults.
Survivors include sons William Michael Miles, Wills Point; and William Blake Miles and wife Breanne, Canton; daughter Denise Deen and husband Ted Deen Jr., Wills Point; brother Gordon Russell “Bud” Tarver, Dallas; grandchildren Jennifer Fincher, Jeffrey Deen and Jack Deen; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Wills Point, or your favorite charity.
Graveside services for Roland Morris, 67, Payne Springs, were held Sept. 8, 2008, at the Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Morris was born Dec. 18, 1940, and died Sept. 6, 2008, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Charles and Bob Morris.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Payne Springs for the past 30 years. He retired from Crigger Bros. Steel Company in 1977. He was a steel worker.
Survivors include his wife Betty Morris, Payne Springs; son Jeremy Almand, Payne Springs; daughters Mystery Carroll and Makinzy Almand, both of Payne Springs; brothers Jim Morris, Bonham; Clyde Morris Jr., Dallas; Doyle Morris, Rising Star; sisters Ann Chamberlain, Grand Prairie; and Helen Sturch, Hendrix, Okla.; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Billy E. Threet, 69, Mabank, were held at Goshen Cemetery in Eustace with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Threet was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Navarro and died Sept. 4, 2008, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents Agnes and Walker Threet and brother Caleb Threet.
Previously of Corsicana, he had resided in Mabank for the past 21 years and was a retired diesel mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Sue Threet, Mabank; daughters Denese Raines and husband J.R. Likiaska, Mildred; Anitria Pearson and husband Fred, Mildred; Paige Threet and husband Robin Sigrah, Corsicana; and Renee Alvarado and husband Israel, Beaumont; stepson Chris Mathis, Mabank; stepdaughter Felicia Zummer and husband Mark, Forney; sisters Kitty Spurgeon, Ennis; Joyce Gazaway, Bruceville; Patsy Knott, Marquita Minick, Nancy Northern and Linda Holley, all of Corsicana; and Sue Heaton, Waco; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Maria Zablotny, 80, Athens, were held Sept. 11, 2008, at the Christian Life Center in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Kenny White officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Zablotny was born Oct. 3, 1927, in Utrecht, Holland, and died Sept. 7, 2008, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Zablotny.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Irving and Grand Prairie most of her life.
Survivors include her daughter Anna Moore and husband James, Grand Prairie; grandson Jimmy Moore and wife Lisa, Tool; granddaughter Charlene Post and husband Jim, Midlothian, Va.; great-grandchildren James Moore, Robbie Post, Lauren Post, Brennan Post and Jamison Moore.
Services for L.J. Greenwood, 27, Saint Jo, were held Sept. 1, 2008, at the Assembly of God Church in Saint Jo with the Revs. C.E. Russell and Charles Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Coker Cemetery under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home in Nocona.
Greenwood was born July 25, 1981, in Muenster to Melinda Brewer and Leslie Greenwood and died Aug. 27, 2008, in Bowie.
He graduated from Eustace High School in 1999 and worked for S and V Well Service in Bowie. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Saint Jo.
Survivors include his parents Melinda and Leslie Greenwood and brother Richard Greenwood, Payne Springs; grandparents Sue and Murrel Brewer, Saint Jo; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services for Bobbie Lauderdale, 68, Gun Barrel City, were held Sept. 9, 2008, at the Lighthouse of Praise with the Rev. Jerry Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Lauderdale was born May 21, 1940, in Palestine and died Sept. 5, 2008, in Athens.
Previously of Mesquite, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past three years and was a member of the Lighthouse of Praise Church, where he was saved in 1980. He was a truck driver and veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Letta Lauderdale, Gun Barrel City; sons Jerry Don Lauderdale and wife Cheryl,
Gun Barrel City; Dennis James Lauderdale, Mesquite; Robert Gene Lauderdale, Gun Barrel City; and Richard Kelly Lauderdale, Mesquite; godson, Anthony Biddle, Mesquite; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; brother James Harold Lauderdale and wife LaRue, Seagoville; sister Brenda York, Celina; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
A memorial and celebration of life service for James Pierce Southard, 74, was recently held at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Southard was born Aug. 30, 1934, in New Mexico to Kathleen Southard McDowell and Franklin P. Southard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jean, brothers Bill, Joe and Charles.
He spent most of his life in agriculture, producing cattle and raising horses on his ranch.
He enjoyed trading livestock, hoping he would receive the better deal.
A business he found rewarding was Kenna Water Sales, a trucking transport service he founded with one old truck hauling water and petroleum products around the oil patch.
The business grew with the production boom in the 1970s and 1980s to a fleet of Mack semi-transports. It faded away as did the oil rush of that area.
Survivors include his wife Betty; daughters Kate Southard, Albuquerque, N.M.; J. Kay Southard, Gun Barrel City; sons Sam Southard and Tim Southard and wife Laura, all of Kenna, N.M.; sister Patsy Binkley, El Paso; and four grandchildren and a host of loving family and friends.
A memorial service for J.P. Fleming, 72, Kemp, was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 (today), 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Fleming was born April 12, 1936, in Tyler and died Sept. 7, 2008, in Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Sue Fleming and son Howard Glen Fleming.
Previously of Tyler, he had resided in Kemp since 1966, and was of the Baptist faith. He was a printer and retired from J.P. Pawn and Tobacco in 2001.
Survivors include his sons Michael Fleming and wife Tamie, Canton, Kan.; and Roger Yarborough and wife Julie, Canton, Kan.; fiancé Sharon Pankratz, Canton, Kan.; grandchildren Amanda Davenport, Mabank; and Michael Fleming Jr., Canton, Kan.; great-grandchildren Laney, Tatum and Rylie, all of Mabank; and a host of friends.
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