Obituaries

     
    John T. Wroblski
Services for John T. Wroblski, 89, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 6, 2006, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Msgr. John Brennan officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Wroblski was born Feb. 3, 1917, in Anderson and died Oct. 4, 2006, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his wife Billie Wroblski and brothers and sisters.
He was a resident of Mabank for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving 20 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include sons John D. Wroblski, Carrollton; Robert Wroblski and wife Meredith, Plano; James Wroblski, Dallas; and Wayne Wroblski and wife Nancy, Mansfield; daughters Fran Daniels and husband Scott, Mabank; and Pamela Phillips, Shreveport, La.; sister Kathern Carnes, Farmers Branch; daughter-in-law Marliyn Meirs; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.



David Bumgardner
Services for David Bumgardner, 67, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 1, 2006, at Central Baptist Church of Mabank with the Rev. Wylie Bennet and Dr. Clyde Box officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Bumgardner was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Amarillo and died Oct. 14, 2006, in Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his parents Herchel and Lucille Bumgardner and brother Gerald Bumgardner.
He served as a deacon at Brook Hollow Baptist Church in Desoto for nine years. He was deacon and song leader at Central Baptist Church in Mabank for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife Grace Bumgardner, Gun Barrel City; sons Ricky Gene Bumgardner, Whitesboro; Allen Glenn Bumgardner, Arlington; stepchildren Robert Mathews, Enchanted Oaks; Judy Adair, Ennis; Heath Mathews, Ennis; Perry Mathews, Ennis; Trudy; Mathews, Mabank; and Susan Wivoda, Grand Rapids, Minn.; four grandchildren; and 11 step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tony Hankins, Chris Wood, Don Smith and Scott Hudson.



Henry Coleman
Services for Henry Milton Coleman, 83, Malakoff, were held Oct. 18, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Middleton officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Coleman was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Forman, Ark. and died Oct. 13, 2006, in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his father John Henry Coleman, mother Nannie Jane Coleman and brother James Coleman.
He was a dock worker and veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a Baptist by faith and a member of the Fellowship Worship Center in Seven Points. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Survivors include his wife Dessie Coleman, Log Cabin; sons Larry Middleton and Danny Middleton, both of Dallas; Kenneth Middleton, Louisiana; daughter Brenda Beitz, DeQueen, Ark.; brother Archie Coleman, Lancaster; sisters Jennie Lee House, Bossier City, La.; and Una Fay Pruett, Chandler; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Virgie Pruett, Mickey Mays, Glenn Coleman, David Coleman, Dewayne Coleman and Archie Coleman Jr.



Marie Hubbard
Services for Marie Hubbard, 86, Arlington, were held Oct. 17, 2006, in Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hubbard was born Aug. 28, 1920, and died Oct. 14, 2006, in Arlington. She was preceded in death by her husband Barney Glen "Bud" Hubbard.
She was a manager of Pitt Grill for 10 years and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her sons, Donnie Glen Hubbard, Arlington; and Curtis Wayne Hubbard and wife Carolyn, Arlington; daughters Barbara ann Krakow, Log Cabin; and Nancy Lawrence, Arlington; sister Verdie Beard, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.



William Hagins
Services for William Joseph Hagins, six weeks, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 16, 2006, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Patty Smith officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hagins was born Aug. 28, 2006, in Mesquite and died Oct. 13, 2006, in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include his parents Sean Hagins and Anna Marie Adams of Mabank; grandparents Rickey Don Adams and wife Janet Lynn, Mabank; and William Joseph Hagins and wife Alice, Mesquite; many other family members.



Jesse D. West Jr.
Jesse D. West Jr., 55, Mabank, died Oct. 8, 2006, in Mabank. He was born March 18, 1951, in Gulfport, Miss. He was preceded in death by his father Jesse D. West Sr.
He was a clerk and moved from Minneapolis, Minn. four years ago. He was full of laughter and love.
Survivors include his mother Myrtle West, Mabank; sisters Linda Adams and husband Jack, Mabank; Lorene Griffin and husband Larry, Mesquite; nieces, Amy Flatt, Mabank; April Adams, Mabank; and Jessica Kahler, Mesquite; nephews Michael West, Rockwall; and Mark Griffin, Dallas; a very close cousin Doug Glaze, Orlando, Fla.; great nieces and nephews; other family members and many friends.



Bertrand Holleman
Services for Bertrand Alan Holleman, 71, Kemp, were held Oct. 18, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Revs. Glenn Freeman and Skip Cobbs and Mark Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Holleman was born April 30, 1935, in Livingston to William Arthur and Bernice Alma (Perkins) Holleman and died Oct. 14, 2006, in Athens. 
He was an ordained minister affiliated with the River of Life Church.
Survivors include his wife Maxine Holloman, Kemp; children Peggy Anne Thomas, Houston; Janet Smith and husband Jerry, Willis; Royce Holleman and wife Carol, Houston; Robert Hull and wife Courtney, Stephenville; Cheryl Yearout-Holleman, Deer Park; Norma Horn and husband Chance, Oakhurst; stepchildren Paul Roberts, Riverside, Calif.; Danny Roberts, New Albany, Miss.; Carol Haupt, Custer, Wisc.; Sharon Adams, Kemp; and Mark Roberts, Mabank; sister Lorraine Witt and husband Leonard, Woodville; 14 grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren.



LaVerne Johnson
LaVerne Sands Johnson, 67, died Oct. 8, 2006, at Green Oaks Nursing Home in Athens. Burial was under the direction of Restland Memorial Funeral Home in Dallas.
Johnson was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Van Zandt County, She graduated from Mabank High School and retired from Mercantile National Bank in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Johnson, parents E.D. and Lena Sands and niece Diana Bradford Rackely.
Survivors include sisters Jerene Bradford, Mabank; Maxine Bagheri, Gatesville; and Lorene Jenkins, Mabank; four nieces and three nephews.



Rick Rike, Macy Marie Rike and Caleb Daniel Rike
Service for Rick, Macy Marie and Caleb Daniel Rike were held Oct. 17, 2006, at the Davis Auditorium in Canton High School.
The Rev. Tim Watson, Max Callahan and Dr. James Monaco officiated.
Interment was in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Rick Rike, 33, Mabank, was born March 7, 1973, in Dallas to Wallace Richard Sr. and Vicki Lynn Shaffer Rike, and died Oct. 13, 2006, in Phalba.
He graduated from Berkner High School in 1991 and the University of North Texas in 1996. 
He was known by several different names over the years, depending on when you knew him. You may have known him as Rick Rike, L.R. (Little Rick), Rư, Rick Wrong and Rick Right.
He taught at Aubry High School from 1996 to 2003, and was currently a speech teacher, debate teacher and UIL coordinator at Canton High School.
Rick and Abby were married July 19, 2003.
He was a member of the legislative committee of the Texas Speech Communications Association and was a member of the National Forensics League.
Survivors include his wife Abby Rike, Mabank; mother Vicki Rike, Dallas; uncles Scott Shaffer, Laredo; and Clark Shaffer, Dallas; cousins Tony and Jim Pettit, Jal, N.M.; Godparents Duane and Cynthia Anderson, McKinney; Godsister January Anderson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and childhood best friends Ryan and Rebecca Walls, Charlotte, N.C.
Macy Marie Rike, 5, Mabank was born Nov. 29, 2000, in Athens and died Oct. 13, 2006, in Phalba.
Caleb Daniel Rike, 18 days old, Mabank was born Sept. 25, 2006, in Athens and died Oct. 13, 2006, in Phalba.
Interment was in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Macy was a member of East Texas Twisters All Stars Lil' Spinners. She was in Mrs. Murray's kindergarten class at Canton Elementary School. She loved life and everything in it, and she never met a stranger.
Survivors include mother Abby Rike, Mabank; grandparents Ron and Billie Day, Mabank; grandmother Vicki Lynn Rike, Dallas; uncle Daren and Angie Day, Canton; cousins Madelyn and Maryl Day, Canton; numerous aunts, uncles and friends.
Pallbearers were Duane Anderson, Ryan Walls, Daren Day, Craig Hertel, Dr. James Monaco, Max Callahan, Jimmy Smith and Craig Walters.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Team Rike Scholarship Fund, Canton High School, 1110 W. State Highway 243, Canton, TX 75103.