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  Margaret Morphew
Memorial services for Margaret Waddell Morphew, 93, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating.
Morphew was born Jan. 19, 1915, in Odessa and died Sept. 22, 2008.
She lived in the Cedar Creek Country Club with her son Don Richardson and was a member of the Christian Science Church of Athens.
Survivors include her son Don Richardson and wife Mary Ann, Kemp; granddaughter DeEsta Garrett , College Station; grandson Wade Richardson, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Margaret Marie Warner, Missouri City; and five great-grandchildren.

Nan Lewis
Services for Nan Pennington Lewis, 79, Eustace, were held Sept. 21, 2008, at the Eubank Chapel, Canton, with Bro. Steve Ballard officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Burial was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.
Lewis was born March 23, 1929, in Dallas to Dorothy and Bennie Frank Pennington and died Sept. 18, 2008, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Alton Lewis.
She faithfully worshipped with the Church of Christ.
She loved outdoors, gardening, farming and was a great cook, especially her fried chicken and fried chocolate pies. She loved her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter Linda Newland, Garland; son B.J. Lewis, Eustace; sister Frances Hyde, Eustace; sisters Maudie Whatley, Dallas; Jo Lynn Horton, Ben Wheeler; Ginger Reynolds, Garland; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Betty Jean Bowden
Services for Betty Jean Bowden, 78, Mabank, were held Sept. 23, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bowden was born July 27, 1930, in Eustace and died Sept. 20, 2008, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Eddie Harold Anthony and Robert L. Bowden and sons Jerry and Jimmy Anthony.
She was a lifetime resident of Mabank and a member of Central Baptist Church in Mabank. She had managed Laundry Mate for many years. She was a dietitian.
Survivors include her sons Robert Anthony, Mabank; Wayne Anthony and wife Mary Ann, Mabank; Danny Anthony, Mabank; and Mark Bowden and wife Karen, Malakoff; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Anthony, Stanley Featherston, Ronald Featherston, Gary Anthony, John Marino and Frank Key.

Billie Carrell
Services for Billie Carrell, 82, Mabank, were held Sept. 20, 2008, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Carrell was born May 18, 1926, in Morrison, Okla., and died Sept. 18, 2008, in Gun Barrel City. She was preceded in death by sister Sue McLendon.
She was a homemaker. Previously of Spearman, she had resided in Mabank since 1977. She was a “Sweetheart.”
Survivors include her husband James Carrell, Gun Barrel City; daughter Jane White, Mabank; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Darlene Moran, Gun Barrel City; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Jerry Bridges
Services for Jerry Bridges, 56, Eustace, were held Sept. 24, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Burial was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bridges was born March 29, 1952, in Columbus, Kan., and died Sept. 21, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his son Brian Keith Bridges, brother Rodney Bridges and sister Margaret Ann Bridges.
Previously of Arlington, he had resided in Eustace for the past 17 years. He was a pressman and veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife Dennise Bridges, Eustace; and parents Alma Lou and Fred Bridges, Irving.

Jean Low
Services for Jean M. Low, 82, were held at Starr Funeral Home Chapel in Hemphill. Pastor Gary Leinhart officiated. Interment was at Harpers Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill.
Low was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Beaumont and died Sept. 14, 2008, after a decades-long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was preceded in death by her husband Don M. Low and her son Thomas Kent Low.
She married Don M. Low June 22, 1946. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1947 with a BBA.
After raising two sons, she began working for the Dallas Independent School District. She was a principal’s secretary at first and retired as the administrative assistant to the director of middle schools. She was also the president of the Dallas Educational Secretaries’ Association and held various positions in TESA.
Survivors include her son Paul and wife Karin, their daughters Jennifer and Callie, all of Montvale, N.J.; sister Dorothy Wade and husband Bruce, Mt. Pleasant; nieces Nancy Schober, Dallas; Karen Miller, Salt Lake City, Utah; Linda Lynn, Kaufman; and Ruth Ann Hoffman, Duncanville.
Pallbearers were Don Marquardt, Craig Adelhardt, Brian Schober, J.E. Gooch and Frankie Youngblood.

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