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  Bobby L. Simon
Services for Bobby L. Simon, 78, Malakoff, were held Sept. 30, 2008, at the Faith Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Norris officiating. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Simon was born May 18, 1930, in Whitney and died Sept. 27, 2008, in Malakoff. He was preceded in death by his son Michael Simon.
Previously of Balch Springs, he had resided in Malakoff since 1973, and was a member of the Faith Commnunity Baptist Church in Payne Springs.
He was a service manager and retired from Budget Rent-A-Truck in 1992.
Survivors include his wife Lavoys Simon, Malakoff; son Larry Simon, Malakoff; daughter Linda Kingston, Malakoff; brother Charles Ray Gary, Big Cabin, Okla.; sisters Mary Hanna, Mesquite; Gwendolyn Eubank, Whitney; and Dot Carr, Mesquite; grandchildren Robert Michael Simon, Erik Simon, Gena Dry, Karen Kingston, Lindsey Short and Billy Shane Simon: and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Ayers, Josh Ayers, Randall Ayers, Kevin Hanna, Don Brown and James Short.

Nancy Miller
A memorial service for Nancy Carol Miller, 55, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Legendary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Adalian officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Miller was born Aug. 16, 1963, in Dallas and died Sept. 21, 2008, in Tyler.
Previously of Irving, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 20 years and was a member of the Legendary Baptist Church.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafting and being with people.
Survivors include her daughters Kaye Norman and husband Ken Helms, Irving; Roxann Alishman, Gun Barrel City; mother Joan Anderson, Gun Barrel City; brothers Jimmy Anderson, Lovelady; and Randy Anderson, Tenessee Colony; sister Rhonda Wilson, Perth, Australia; grandson Dalton Norman, Irving; stepgrandchildren Matthew Helms, Waco; Sara Helms, Waco; and Rachael Helms, Irving; several nieces and nephews.

Sher’ree January
A memorial service for Sher’ree Barnett January, 50, Eustace, was held (today) Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at the First Assembly of God Church in Eustace with the Rev. James Howard officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
January was born Nov. 26, 1957, in Vallejo, Calif., and died Sept. 28, 2008, in Athens.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her father H.E. Barnett, Eustace; daughters La Costa Batchelor, Eustace; and Shea January, Randolf; son Clinton Batchelor, Tampa, Fla.; sister Eugenia Gilbreath and husband Ronnie, Eustace; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Nellie Trail
Graveside services for Nellie Eugenia Trail, 97, Terrell, were held Sept. 29, 2008, at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell with the Revs. Jim Addison and Stan Britton officiating under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Trail was born April 13, 1911, in Terrell to Johnie and Guy Rand and died Sept. 26, 2008, in Terrell. She was preceded in death by her husband Alexander Trail Jan. 8, 1966, and a son Jerry Dan Trail Dec. 19, 1989.
She married Alexander Trail Jan. 17, 1932, in Hugo, Okla.
She lived most of her life in Terrell, except for a short time in Kaufman and Kemp.
Survivors include her daughters Barbara Otteson, Kemp; Peggy Daniel, Terrell; and Jo Anne English, Kemp; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.

J.W. Massey
Services for J.W. Massey, 83, Canton, were held Sept. 27, 2008, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Massey officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.
Massey was born March 7, 1925, in Zephyr to Gladys Beaird and James M. Massey and died Sept. 24, 2008, in Canton.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Jim Edward Massey.
He was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Grand Saline and enjoyed fishing, gardening, his ranch and he loved his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years Bonnie Massey, Canton; sons James Massey and wife Sandra, Grand Saline; and David Massey, Canton; grandchildren Chad Massey, Chris Massey and Janice Miles; great-grandchildren Colton Massey, Jocelyn Massey and Nathaniel West Miles.

Bobby Mayo
Graveside services for Bobby David Mayo, 61, Kemp, were held Sept. 29, 2008, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mayo was born April 11, 1947, in Dallas and died Sept. 26, 2008, in Kaufman.
Previously of Mesquite, he had resided in Kemp for the past 10 years. He was an owner-operator and veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Mabank and had been married for 39 years.
Survivors include his wife Debria Mayo, Kemp; son Jonathan Mayo, Kemp; mother Lillie Gage, Mabank; brothers Ronnie Mayo and wife Yvonne, Mesquite; and Terry Mayo and wife Debra, Tool; sisters Shelia Mayo, Mabank; Angie Hawkins and husband Frances, Kaufman; and Sandra Mayo, Maryville, Ind.; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

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