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  Cora Blocker
Services for Cora May Blocker, 91, Keene, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at the Tomlinson Funeral Chapel with Ken Maddox officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Blocker was born Nov. 17, 1918, in New Waverly to Maggie McCaslin and Joseph Woodson and died Sept. 25, 2010, in Keene.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Willie Lee Blocker, and son Dalton Blocker.
She was a member of Beacon Church of Christ and worked as a factory worker for Ling Temco Vought.
Survivors include her sons Kenneth Blocker and wife Sydney, Mineola; and Ernest Blocker and wife Sue, Burleson; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Max Brown
Services for Max Brown, 58, New Braunfels, were held Sept. 28, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank with the Rev. Eston Williams officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Brown was born June 19, 1952, in Tyler and died Sept. 23, 2010, in New Braunfels.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Alouise Brown.
He was a lifetime resident of Mabank and retired in 2000. He was a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Elizabeth Brown, New Braunfels; father Doyle Brown, Sun City; brothers Mark Brown and wife Sheree, Lago Vista; and John Math Brown and wife Patty, Spring; mother-in-law and father-in-law Tilli and Richard Gold, New Braunfels.

Stacy Eads
Services for Stacy Lavon Eads, 40, were held Sept. 26, 2010, in the Moorhead Epps Memorial Chapel with Brother Dewain Mixon officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Eads was born May 5, 1970, in Dallas to Doris Avon Flowers and O’Neal Eads and died Sept. 21, 2010, in Mabank.
Survivors include her sons, Raymond Diehl and wife Melissa and Christopher Diehl; daughters Heather and Michell Diehl; brothers Kenneth Eads, Jerry Eads and companion Claudia Ramirez, Dewayne Eads and companion Pamela Prestridge; sisters Cindy King, Dora Richardson; grandchildren Kalie, Kortney, Natalie Diehl and Charles Ellis; numerous other family members and many friends.

Charles Rowland
Services for Charles Jay Rowland, 86, were held Sept. 29, 2010, Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment followed at Payne Springs Cemetery in Eustace.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Winnie and J.A. Rowland, and brother Jim Rowland.
He formerly lived with his wife in Cherokee Springs, Mabank. He served with honor and distinction in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees in the Solomon Islands during World War II.
He spent most of his working years as a farmer and as a welder for Platzer Ship Yard in Houston for 21 years.
He enjoyed helping others, sitting on the porch at his lake house, reading, fishing and dancing with his wife.
Survivors include his wife Ura Bee Roland, Plano; daughters Nita Ware, El Paso; and Sheryl Franco, Houston; sister Polly Burt, Mabank; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.


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