Services for Leroy Barber, 87, Gun Barrel City, were held Sept. 10, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Bro. Barry Boatright officiating. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery.
Barber was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Benson, La. to the late Hattie Mae and Monroe Barber and died Sept. 7, 2007, in Kaufman. He was preceded in death by his wife Lila; grandson Brian Adam Barber; and granddaughter Shelby Lynne McGee.
He worked as a painter in construction.
Survivors include sons Royce and wife Cindy Barber, Gun Barrel City; Laroy and wife Sheree Barber, Payne Springs; and Jason and wife Sarah Barber, Gun Barrel City; daughters Patricia and husband Jimmy Harrod, Payne Springs; Shelia and husband Terry McGee, Tool; and Brandi Barber, Gun Barrel City; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services for James Earl Wallace, 73, Mabank, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at Wildwood Baptist Church with the Rev. James McWhorter officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wallace was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Chattanooga, Okla. and died Sept. 6, 2007, in Dallas.
Previously of San Antonio, he had lived in Mabank for the past nine years and was a member of the Wildwood Baptist Church. He was a truck driver and veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his son Timothy E. Wallace, Mabank; daughter Claudia Lyman, San Antonio; brothers Clyde Wallace, Plano; and Thurman Joe Wallace, Kerrville.
Graveside services for Ralph M. Dickens, 97, Mabank were held Sept. 8, 2007, at College Mound Cemetery in Terrell under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp.
Dickens was born June 28, 1910, in Leon County to the late Ellen Daniels and Matthew Dickens and died Sept. 4, 2007, in Athens.
Survivors include his nieces Gloria Dickens, Mabank; Linda Blair, Garland; Dorothy McCullough, Garland; Rosie McCullough, Grand Prairie; Mary Dickens, Garland; Sheila Fortune, Gholson; and Brenda Cox, Teague; nephews Thomas Dickens, Tyler; and Jimmy Dickens, Flint; numerous other relatives and friends.
Graveside services for Lowell Tarrant Rogers, 92, Malakoff; were held Sept. 10, 2007, in Malakoff Cemetery with Bro. Nathan Lorick officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Rogers was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Stockard to the late Lura Tarrant and William Earnest Rogers and died Sept. 8, 2007, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by Era Alexander and Allene Alexander.
He was a carpenter in construction.
Survivors include his sons Bobby Rogers, Athens; Joel Rogers, Mesquite; and Rickey Rogers, Georgetown; daughters Patsy Whitehead, Mesquite; Jerry Rogers, Athens; Barbara Underwood, League City; and Carolyn Wriss, Georgetown; sisters Audrey Ferguson, Malakoff; and Jean Bost, Beaumont; brother Reagan Rogers, Malakoff; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services for Luther William Hamlin were held Sept. 10, 2007, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel with interment Sept. 11, 2007, at Union Hill Cemetery in Casa County.
Hamlin went home to be with the Lord Sept. 8, 2007.
He leaves behind a legacy of family and friends who knew him as a man who loved his family dearly, who worked hard to provide for them, and as a “man of prayer.”
Hamlin was born Feb. 10, 1926, in Terrell, to Vance and Mattie Lee Sifford.
He was raised at Buckner Orphanage in Dallas from age 4, after his mother’s untimely death.
He left there at 13 to seek his father in Oklahoma.
Eventually, his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt in Terrell, where he worked on that family’s farm until striking out on his own a few years later.
He went back to Dallas, and eventually worked on the railroad, then at Chance Vought, which later became know as Ling Temco Vought or LTV .
In the 1960s, he was “rented” from LTV to work on a government project in Houston Texas known as NASA.
A few years after moving to Dallas, he met Marjorie Katherine Green, whom he married in December, 1950. They were married for nearly 52 years until her death in 2002.
They reared three children together, living in Dallas, DeSoto and Duncanville, eventually returning after retirement to his wife’s roots in East Texas, living in Marietta.
Hamlin was a man of God who brought up his children to know and love the Lord as much as he did. Ask him to pray for something and you knew it would be prayed for, not just once, but many times.
He loved his church; first Wheatland Baptist on the outskirts of Dallas near DeSoto, then Northside Baptist in Duncanville, and then Oak Ridge Baptist in Marietta.
He had a heart for missions, participating in many mission projects throughout the years. On a mission trip to El Paso, he even learned a little Spanish, learning to sing “Santo, Santo, Santo.”
Their children include a son, Curtis Hamlin and his wife Belinda Ruff Hamlin of Lamesa; daughter Suzette Moore of Duncanville; and daughter Sandy Williams and her husband Craig Williams of Duncanville.
Seven grandchildren include Curtis Hamlin Jr. and wife Maggie; Tilghman Hamlin of Azle; Chris Hamlin and wife Cindy Goates Hamlin of Sweetwater; Jennifer Hamlin Shores and husband Brandon of Cypress; Rachel Moore Garcia and husband Adam Garcia, currently stationed in San Diego,
Calif.; Katy Moore Lachenmayer and husband Ted Lachenmayer of Burleson; Jordan Moore of Lewisville; Cristi Frye and husband Bo Frye of Burleson.
Eleven great-grandchildren include: Britney Hamlin of Azle; James Hamlin of Sweetwater; Shane Shores of Cypress; Maegan Shores of Cypress; Michael Moore-Yates of San Diego, Calif.; Haley Moore-Yates of San Diego, Calif;
Also, Dylan Moore of San Diego, Calif.; and Nathan Lachenmayer of Burleson; Daniel Frye of Burleson; and David Frye of Burleson, along with a new small Frye to be born in February, 2008; younger sister, Bettye Tompkins of Beaumont.
Waiting for him in Heaven are his beloved wife Marjorie; grandson Bart Moore, his twin sister Lucille and a host of other family and friends.
The family would like to especially thank Windsor Court and Odyssey Hospice for their special care of Daddy.
A. Loren Endres
A memorial service for A. Loren Endres, 65, Mabank, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Endres was born Feb. 12, 1942, in Oakland, Calif., and died Sept. 8, 2007, in Mabank.
Previously of the Mid-Cities area, she had resided in Mabank for three years. She was an interior decorator and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her son Loren Endres, Tennessee; daughters Jeanie Larson and husband Ed, Gun Barrel City; Elana Lynn Blasi and husband Leo, Kansas; and Lori Murphy and husband Jeromy, Houston; brother Vaughn Endres and wife Laura, Dallas; and 11 grandchildren.