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Connie Yaeger
Services for Connie Sue Yaeger, 62, were held Oct. 17, 2011, at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Lanett Soleman officiating. Interment followed at the Noonday Cemetary in Hallsville.
Yaeger was born July 22, 1949, in Dallas, to the home of Vivian Marie Baise and Joseph Douglas Richardson and died Oct, 13, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sons Anthony Lewis and James Lewis.
Survivors include husband David, daughter Crystal Markum, sisters Sandra Bleuel and husband Daniel “Dan,” and Peggy Lewis; nieces April Park and husband Joe, Maddison Park, Baylea Park and Chloe Park; nephews Timothy Bleuel, Ed Brumment, Richard Brummett and Johnnie Brummett; grandchildren Jeffery Aron and David Keith Markum II; numerous other family members and many friends.

Linda Threet
Services for Linda Sue Romine Threet, 67, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Goshen Cemetery in Eustace under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home.
Threet, was born Oct. 13, 1944, and died two days after her birthday on Oct. 15, 2011.
She was born in Eustace to the home of Mattie Ruth Kirkpatrick and Lorin Romine.
Threet was preceded in death by her parents and husband Bill Threet.
Survivors include daughter Felicia Zummer and husband Mark; son Chris Donlee Mathis; grandchildren Daniel Woolf, Emily Zummer and Chance Mathis; sister Jean Boswell and uncle Lee Romine.

Jack Atkins
Services for Jack Forney Atkins, 70, Mabank, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank with Rev. Bob Young officiating. Internment will follow in the Cedar Creek Memorial Park, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Atkins was born Dec. 27, 1940, in Lawton, Okla. to Carrie (McClain) and John Francis Atkins and died Oct. 14, 2011, in Lakeport, Calif.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, ( BPOE), and the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA), as well as the Young Eagles, for aspiring pilots introducing flying to young people wanting to learn aviation.
Atkins moved to California to do what he loved best, fly.
He had flown a sailplane or glider over Napa Valley just prior to his passing. He was the owner and operator of Custom Computer Cables since1978 and Atkins Builders and a veteran of the US Navy.
He married the former Carol Dyer on Oct. 13, 1963.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Vendla Jo Kennedy.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Carol, Mabank; son Kenneth Atkins and his fiancée Angela McGee of Murphy; daughter Audra Moses and husband Jason, Rowlett; grandchildren, Austin and Autumn Atkins, Ashton and Peyton Shugart, and Colton Moses; sister Montine Haucke, Plano; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jason Moses, John Gremillion, Charles Oram, Larry McDowell, Dick Oksanen, William and Haden Haucke, and Bobby Starr.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

John Dawson
Services for John William Dawson, 87, were held Oct. 15, 2011, at the Payne Springs United Methodist Church with Dr. John Avon “Von Dawson” officiating.
Dawson was born June 20, 1924, in Jacksonville to Stella Pollard and Reverend Ferdinand Dawson. He died Oct. 13, 2011.
William was a licensed pilot and instructor. After many years as an executive pilot he took his love of flying to the Federal Aviation Agency as an air traffic controller. Near the end of his career, he served as an instructor for new air traffic controllers. Upon retirement, Dawson moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area where he was involved at the Payne Springs United Methodist Church.
He was dearly loved by his family, was a friend and mentor to many. He was a gentle, soft-spoken man who loved God, his family and his many friends. He will be missed and dearly remembered by all who knew and loved him. His presence will be felt for many years to come.
Dawson was preceded in death by his parents, son David Ferguson, brothers Dr. Ferdinand Davis Dawson Jr., and Donald Davis Dawson; sisters Cora Alice Dawson and Stella Merle Dawson Brown.
He is survived by Ruth Dawson, loving wife of 54 years, daughter Anne Cooper and husband Jim, grandchildren Paige Cooper Almodovar and husband Ralph, Brian Cooper and Annie Cooper; great-grandchildren Alison Almodovar Porter and husband Mathew, Benjamin Almodovar, Jonathan Almodovar, J.T. Cooper and Clay Cooper; and great-great-grandsons Noah Porter and Cameron Porter.
A personal tribute can be made online at

Rosea Davidson
Rosea Vyrama Davidson, 68, Kemp, died in Athens Oct. 12, 2011.
Davidson was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Dallas, to Rosella Peel and Elmer J. Hammonds. There will be a private interment at DFW National Cemetery.
Davidson loved to knit and collect dolls and was Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include husband James William Davidson, Tolosa; sons James E. Davidson and wife Shauna, Seven Points; Billy John Davidson, Wichita, Kan., and Jessie William Davidson, Midville; daughters Carolyn S. Davidson, Marshall; and Melissa D. Davidson, Marshall; brothers Timothy Hammonds and Phillip Hammonds; sisters Carol, Mary, Virginia, Deloris, Ann, Sherrie and Elizabeth; and four grandchildren.

Steven Granberry
Steven Granberry, 53, died Oct. 13, 2011, in Mabank.
Granberry was born Feb. 23, 1958, in Dallas to Mary Stringfeller and Joe Granberry. He was a heavy equipment operator.
He was proceeded in death by his mother and brother Rickie Granburry.
Survivors include his father, son Wayne Granberry and wife Melinda and grandchild Stephen Granberry.
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