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Vera Hooper
Services for Vera Margaret Hooper, 92, Seagoville, were held Sept. 30, 2011, at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Baxter officiating. Interment followed at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.
Hooper was born May 19, 1919, in Seagoville to Rosie Etta Victoria Lee and Alvin G. Ragland and died Sept. 26, 2011, in Mabank.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ozell Hooper, sons, Jerald Hooper and Odis Alvin Ozell Hooper and Arthur Tucker and Chester Ford.
Survivors include children Shirley J. Miller and husband Harold; Bobby Eugene Hooper and wife Joyce; Norma Riggs and husband Billy Wayne; Roger Dale Hooper and wife Anita; Donna Jean Ford and David Michael Ford; brother-in-law Edward Vaughn; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren and other family members.

Antonio Lozano
Services for Antonio “Tony” C. Lozano, 69, Mabank, were held Oct. 3, 2011, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank.
Lozano was born April 24, 1942, in Mexico to Maria and Antonio Lozano Sr and died Sept. 28, 2011.
Lozano is remembered as a loving, compassionate, giving person.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Celia Baquera.
Survivors include his brothers and sisters Mr. and Mrs. George Lozano, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lozano, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lozano, Arlington; Ernie Lozano, Frisco; Mr. and Mrs. John Lozano, Lockhart; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martinez, Wylie; Sylvia Lozano, Frisco; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lozano, Mabank; Letty Evans, Groom; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Rodriguez, Lockhart; 30 nieces and nephews and 25 great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to The Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.
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Oscar Mathews
Services for Oscar Brooks Mathews, 100, Allen, were held Oct. 1, 2011, at Post Oak Cemetery.
Mathews was born June 2, 1911, in Allen to Mary Jean and George Frank Mathews and died Sept. 29, 2011.
He was a taxi cab driver by profession and retired from Yellow Cab in 1976.
Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy Mae, three sisters and one brother.
He is survived by his stepsons James T. Floyd and wife Wanda, Gainesville; Earl Lee Floyd, Soper, Okla.; Clyde Floyd, Payne Springs; Johnny Floyd and wife Anna, Houston; George Eugene Floyd and wife Judy, Tool; Charlie Floyd and wife Kathy, Malakoff; niece Dorothy Rae Holley; sister-in-law Ruth Foster, Denton and his brother-in-law Lawrence Shindler, Ladonna.
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Charles Cranshaw
Services for Charles Cranshaw, 82, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 1, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank. Interment was held Oct. 3, 2011, at Laurel Land in Dallas.
Cranshaw was born July 27, 1929, to Margarite Chapman and Francis William Cranshaw in Dallas. He died Sept. 29, 2011
He was a member of Local 55 Brick Layers Union, the Coast Guard Reserve and attended the First United Methodist Church. He is remembered as a loving family man.
Cranshaw was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include wife LaNelle Gillreath-Cranshaw, Gun Barrel City; son Charles W. Cranshaw and wife Mitzi, Mansfield; daughter JoEllen “Jody” Smith and husband Kevin, Palestine; three grandchildren, Kevin Lee Smith, Kyle Doe Smith and Christine N. Cranshaw; one great-grandchild, Hannah Lynne Smith; step-sons, Larry Gillreath and wife Lisa of Illinois, and Todd Gillreath and wife Lisa of Alabama; as well as, seven step grandchildren and one step great-granddaughter.
He will be deeply missed by his many loving friends and family.
A personal tribute can be made online at

Tommy Henderson
Services for Tommy Henderson, 62, Kemp, were held Oct. 4, 2011, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Henderson was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Seven Points to the late Emma and Aubrey Henderson. Henderson died Sept. 30, 2011 in Seven Points.
He will be remembered as a beloved father and brother, grandpa and uncle.
Henderson was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bobby Henderson.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Dudley; son Chad Henderson, Mabank; sisters Lavern Williamson and husband Butch, Sea Drift; Betty Jo Moseley and husband Curtis, Athens; Lou Browning and husband Bobby, Tool; Joyce Hobbs, Tool; Patsy Baker and Lucky Boothe, Tool; five brothers, Charlie Henderson and wife Mary, Edward Henderson and wife Sam, Stevie Henderson and wife Pat, Lesley Henderson and wife Melinda, Larry Henderson and wife Carla, all of Tool; grandchildren Blake Henderson, Athens; Peyton and Paige Henderson, Palmer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Condolences can be left online at

Carl Boulter
Services for Carl Nugent Boulter, 45, Mabank, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday Oct. 7, 2011, at the Prairieville Baptist Church.
Boulter was born Nov. 8, 1965, in Dallas to Sondra Ellen (Higginbotham) and Chester Nugent Boulter and died Oct. 1, 2011.
He attended both the Prairieville Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Mabank.
Boulter was preceded in death by his mother, sister Deborah Roberts, and half brother Ricky Boulter.
Survivors include his wife, Kim Boulter, Mabank; daughters Adrian Boulter and Destiny Boulter, both of Mabank; father Chester Boulter, Mabank; sister Cynthia Boulter, Mabank and his half brother Jimmy Boulter, Athens.
A personal tribute can be made online at

Howard Moos
Services for Howard Ware Moos, 89, Enchanted Oaks, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (today), Oct. 6, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City.
Moos was born Dec. 15,1921, in Wilson County and died in his home Oct. 1, 2011.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a deacon at First Baptist Church Gun Barrel City.
Moos went to sea in the Merchant Marines as a teenager and enlisted in the Navy in February of 1941, remaining on active duty through the end of the war.
During the war, he volunteered as an underwater demolition swimmer with the organization that became the Navy Seals.
Moos combat experience included the Battle of Okinawa where he removed obstacles from the beach prior to the amphibious assault.
Following the war, he returned to Texas, married Willa Parsons and then moved to California.
The family eventually returned to Texas, where he made a career in the construction trades.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years.
Survivors include his three children, all residents of the Mabank area, 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

John Kirk Stewart
Services for John Kirk Stewart, 89, were held Oct. 5, 2011 at the Prairieville Baptist Church with interment following at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park.
Lt. Commander John Kirk Stewart was born on March 13, 1922, to Vera Ann (Mullens) and Kirk Stewart in Jacksboro. He died Oct. 2, 2011.
Stewart retired from the U.S. Navy after 26 years of service and served during World War II and in Korea. He was a member of the Prairieville Baptist Church, and the Masonic Lodge in Jacksboro for more than 50 years. Stewart was also a Shriner with a 50-year pin.
Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Elanor Dexter Peck, and his daughters; Elanor and Marie Peck.
Survivors include his loving wife, Lola Hawkins Stewart; daughters Betty Hawkins and husband Dan, Kemp; and Kathy Averitt, Fort Worth; step-son Jimmy “J.R.” Hawkins and wife Jonnie, Prairieville; grandchildren Alexis, Thomas, Tammy, Michael, Tommy Rosie, Sammy Jr., and Debbie, great-grandchildren Jacob, Jackson, Bradley, Kayle, Andy, Jason, and Jessica, step-grandchildren Jennifer, Jessica, Jim Bob, Rachael, Jessie and Drew, step-great-grandchildren Lance, Cody, Nowell, Nathan and Ryan, and sister-in-law Joy Jordan, Gun Barrel City.
A personal tribute can be made online at


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