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
She was a member of Beacon Church of Christ and worked as a factory worker for Ling Temco
Survivors include her sons Kenneth Blocker and wife Sydney, Mineola; and Ernest Blocker
and wife Sue, Burleson; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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.
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 ONeal 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.
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.