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  Charles Gunderson
Services for Charles Gunderson, 58, Prairieville, were held Oct. 8, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Mabank with the Revs. Lonnie Harris and Bobby Sapp officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gunderson was born July 27, 1952, in Dallas and died Oct. 5, 2010, in Prairieville.
He was preceded in death by his father, C.J. Gunderson Jr., and brothers Eric and Keith Gunderson.
He had resided in Mabank most of his life.
Survivors include his son, Shane Gunderson, Mabank; daughter Mandi Bowden and husband Wade, Terrell; granddaughters Shaynli, Grace, Cassidy and Ashley Bowden; mother Peggy Gunderson, Mabank; sisters Sherri Terry and husband Dennis, Mabank; Kathy Groom and husband Wayne, Mabank; Debbie Notley, Mabank; Donna Lovell and husband Rick, Edgewood; Cindy Heddin and husband Dennis, Canton; and Tina Litchfield and husband Dennis, Tool; nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.

Daniel Bostrom
Services for Daniel Bruce Bostrom, 64, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 9, 2010, at a family residence under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bostrom was born Oct. 26, 1945, in Evanston, Ill., and died Oct. 3, 2010, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Bostrom.
Previously of Kaufman, he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past four years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the City of Dallas in 2003.
He was the sole proprietor of the Bostrom Energy Check from 2003-10.
He was a graduate of Evanston Township High School and attended the University of Nebraska in Omaha.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Bostrom, Gun Barrel City; sons David Bostrom, Garland; and Randal Whitaker, Caddo Mills; daughters Amy Whitaker, Terrell; and Emily Evans, Mabank; mother Alice Tetzlaff, Sarasota, Fla.; sister Susan Cohen, Grants Pass, Ore.; brothers Bill, John and Robert Tetzlaff; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a host of extended family and friends.

Sharon Haley-Stovall
Services for Sharon Elaine Haley-Stovall, 43, Kemp, were held Oct. 7, 2010, at the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Kemp. Burial followed in King Cemetery.
Haley-Stovall was born Oct. 5, 1966, to Glenda and Grady Haley and died Oct. 3, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents Rose and Jim Haley and Easter and Hollis McGahan.
Her family moved to Kemp in 1972 where she lived for the rest of her life.
She graduated from Kemp High School in 1985 and earned her associates degree in nursing and was a registered nurse.
She worked for several years as a dialysis charge nurse in several hospitals in the area.
She was currently a charge nurse at Dallas Regional Hospital in Mesquite.
She married in 1987 and had two beautiful and talented children Hailey Leann Stovall, 17, and Matthew “Matt” Stovall, 13.
She was greatly loved by all who knew her and will be terribly missed.
Survivors include her children; mother Glenda Haley Irvin and stepfather Gay, Kemp; sisters Charlotte Bono and husband Blake, and Amy King and husband Craig; brothers Grady Haley and wife Diana, and Gary Haley and wife LeRhesa; 12 nieces and nephews, and a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wynell Rippeto
Services for Wynell Vandygriff Rippeto, 80, Tool, were held Oct. 9, 2010, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Josh McDonald presiding. Burial was in Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis.
Rippeto was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Ennis to the late Ona Masal Cates and Prentice Vandygriff and died Oct. 5, 2010, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard W. Rippeto, grandson Michael David Mixon and great-granddaughter Caitlain Hope Davis.
She was employed by Texas Instruments.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandera P. Davis and husband Ray, Lynde P. Mixon, and Melanie “Luna” Donaldson and husband David; seven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Vasquez, Juan Vasquez, Ray Davis, Dave Donaldson, Jonathan Davis, Rickey Sturch, Doug Rainey and Kenneth Donaldson.



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