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  J.B. Brown Jr.
Services for J.B. “Doc” Brown Jr. were held Oct. 10,. 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Woodard officiating. Interment was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Brown was born Aug. 28, 1924, in Payne Springs to the late Heneritta and Bonner Brown and died Oct. 7, 2008, at his home of 53 years in Payne Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Dorothy, his parents, two sisters and a brother.
He was surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank, the Order of the Eastern Star, Mabank chapter No. 821 and the Masonic Lodge of Texas, Eustace Lodge No. 1199.
He served on the Payne Springs Cemetery Committee, Payne Springs Water Board and Henderson County Fair Board.
He was the last surviving member of the Mabank Riding and Roping Club and the first and only elected City Marshal for the City of Payne Springs.
He served during World War II as a medic in the U.S. Navy.
He retired from Sherwin Williams Paint Company and the family business, Brown’s Grocer and Station.
He was a farmer and rancher and enjoyed his home, family, friends, cows, horses and dog.
Survivors include his son Gene Brown and wife Linda Kaye, Athens; daughters Brenda Powell and husband Carl, Payne Springs; and Mary Johnson and husband Steve, Athens; grandchildren, Jeanne Sutton, James “Jim” Brown and wife Staci, Belinda Neal and husband Casey, Tammy Gaddis and husband Richard, Daniel Johnson, Stephanie Loden and husband Aaron, Tish Sims and husband Randy, and Jeff Graham; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Jonel Jackson and husband Danny; brother-in-law Chester Dyer; sisters-in-law Ethel Dean and Opal Frazier and husband Gene; nieces and nephews.

Donald McClanahan
Graveside services for Donald Kirby McClanahan, 70, Kaufman, were held Oct. 10, 2008, at Morrow Chapel Cemetery in Ola under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
McClanahan was born July 20, 1938, in Corsicana to Mary Lou Wise and Cambell McClanahan and died Oct. 7, 2008, in a Dallas hospital.
He was raised in Kaufman and lived all his life there. He graduated from Kaufman High School.
He played third base for the Kaufman Men’s League and started the Little League Basketball Program in Kaufman.
He was a former mayor of Oak Grove and past president of the Kaufman Rotary Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kaufman.
He worked for the Kaufman County Cooperative for 37 years retiring in 1997. He loved fishing and hunting.
He married Shirley Belcher Feb. 5, 1959 in Kaufman.
Survivors include his wife Shirley, Kaufman; daughter Monica Lynn Torres and husband Hector, Kaufman; granddaughter Alyssa Ann Torres, Kaufman; brother Jack McClanahan, Plano; and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Kaufman County Library.

Lee Vincent Stone
Services for Lee Vincent Stone, 62, Mabank, are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Stone was born Jan. 25, 1945, in Mabank and died Oct. 7, 2008, in Mabank.
He was a truck driver and veteran of the U.S. Army.
He resided in Mabank for the past 15 years and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sons Claude Mulder, Mabank; and David Mulder, Mesquite; daughters Tracey Stone, Tool; Stacey Stone, Mabank; and Christy Mulder, Mabank; sisters Gail Ellis, Athens; Bobbie Wallace, Mabank; and Shelia Keeble, Mabank; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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