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  Elaine Jones
Sylvia Elaine Jones, 49, of Frisco, passed away surrounded by her family on October 22, 2008 in Frisco.
She was born in Dotham, Alabama on March 11, 1959 to John M. and Barbara (Huggins) Farmer.
Elaine married Ronald Jones on August 22, 1974 in Belton and together they had three sons. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Core Construction.
She touched the lives of everyone she knew and will be dearly missed by all.
Her love, her heart, and her life will forever by remembered through the lives of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Jones of Frisco; children, Kristopher Jones and wife, Ginger of Kemp, Jerromie Jones and wife, Melissa of Combine, Joshua Jones and Hollie Jean of Rockdale; grandchildren, Arron, Allyson, Averri, Kristopher and Brooke; mother, Barbara Robinson; brothers and sisters, John Farmer, Bill Robinson, Linda Wall and Carolyn Torres. She is preceded in death by her father, John Farmer and her Step-father, John Robinson.

John Adams
John Adams, 37, Tool, was born Feb. 8, 1971, in Gainesville and died Oct. 17, 2008, in Gun Barrel City. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Previously of California, he had resided in Tool for the past 20 years and was in the roofing business.
Survivors include his wife Ashley Adams, Tool; stepson Brandon Greer, Mabank; sisters Youlanda Adams, Grand Prairie; and Katrina.

Denice Loven
Services for Denice Rose Loven, 50, Trinidad, were held Oct. 28, 2008, at the Lakeside Baptist Church in Trinidad with Floyd Loven, Ron Huckabee and Pat Morrel officiating. Interment was in Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Loven was born Feb. 22, 1958, in Jacksonville to Rosalie and Floyd Loven and died Oct. 25, 2008, in Richardson.
She attended Trinidad High School, Jacksonville Bible College and the University of Texas at Tyler. She was a teacher and member of Lakeside Baptist Church.
Survivors include brother Dewitt Loven, Trinidad; sisters Juanice Burton, Trinidad; and Judi Langford, Trinidad; nephews Wesley Burton, Trinidad; and Doug Loven, Trinidad; nieces Krista and husband Ray Crocker, Trinidad; Heather Loven, Trinidad; and Jamie and husband Pat Morrell, Trinidad; great-nephew Jacob Morrel, Trinidad; great-nieces Zoie Morrel, Trinidad; and Taylor Loven, Trinidad.
Pallbearers were Pat Morrel, Ray Crocker, Wesley Burton, Doug Loven, Steve Warren, Glenn Warren, Tommy Jeffcoat and Bubba Heath.
Memorials may be made to Jacksonville Baptist College, Texas Baptist Home in Waxahachie and Lakeside Baptist Church in Trinidad.

Robert Miller
Services for Robert Arthur Miller, 84, Kaufman, were held Oct. 24, 2008, at the Grace Christian Church in Kaufman with Dr. Philip Chacko officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Miller was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Grand Prairie and died Oct. 22, 2008, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years Wanda Small Miller.
He was an attorney and veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Bloomfield Masonic Lodge and Shriners.
Survivors include his niece Donna Rauner, Holly Lake Ranch; sister June Tate and husband Nahum, Missouri City; sister-in-law Shirley Miller, Holly Lake Ranch; five nieces; three nephews; special friends Pauline and Paula Holder and Kathy Caldwell and family.

Robert Beard
A memorial service for Robert E. “Ernie” Beard, 84, Mabank, was held Oct. 28, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. George Yarger officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Beard was born July 27, 1924, in Wilmer and died Oct. 24, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Amarillo, he had resided in Mabank since 1984 and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1983. He was a district construction manager. He was a member of the American Legion and the AT&T Telephone Pioneers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife Elva Beard, Mabank; sons Ron Beard and wife Jo, Austin; and Shane Beard and wife Connie, Naperville, Ill.; daughter Cindy Higgins and husband Randy, Austin; grandsons Chris Higgins and wife Dea, Stephenville; Clay Higgins, Austin; Austin Beard, Austin; Josh Beard, Naperville, Ill.; and Harrison Beard, Naperville, Ill.; great-granddaughter Mea Higgins, Stephenville; sisters-in-law Vivian Beard, Lancaster; and Mariann Hill, Payne Springs; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

James Adams
Services for James Lynn “J.L.” Adams Jr., 21, Tyler, were held Oct. 29, 2008, at the Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Adams was born July 6, 1987, in Dallas to Mary and Jimmy Adams and died Oct. 26, 2008, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Fay Cochran Adams.
Adams was a happy, loving child whose best friend growing up was his sister Amy Lynn. She watched over and loved him as only a big sister can.
He was born with Muscular Dystrophy and was cared for by his family and mother until she was unable to care for him, as she too suffered from Muscular Dystrophy.
In 2001, Adams went to live at the Truman Smith Children’s Care Center in Gladewater.
His favorite activity was to watch “The Jungle Book.” He watched this movie so many times he wore out several copies and a TV. He also enjoyed Scooby Doo.
The wonderful and compassionate Truman Smith Center staff cared for Adams as if he were their own.
They enabled him to go to school with other children.
The Adams family will never be able to thank them for all they did for James.
We appreciate the support given us for seven years.
We also appreciate the staff at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler for the loving care during his last few days.
All of you are God’s angels on earth.

Carrie Dee Hooper
Services for Carrie Dee Hooper, 91, Flag Lake Community, were held Oct. 25, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Tool with the Rev. Ed Brennen officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery in Henderson County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Hooper was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Henderson County and died Oct. 24, 2008, in the Flag Lake Community.
She was preceded in death by her parents Amelia Matilda Reed and Charles Anthony Powell, husband Carl Samuel “Jack” Hooper, seven brothers, two sisters, daughter Dorothy Jacquline “Jackie” Hooper Erwin, son-in-law Cleo Jim “C.J.” McCallum Sr., grandson Robert Allen Erwin Jr., great-grandson Robert Gene Lahew Jr., and great-great-grandson Clayton Jim Jackson.
She was a retired seamstress and had lived in the Tool area most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tool and the Red Hat Club.
Survivors include her daughter Martha Amelia Hooper McCallum, Tool; grandsons Cleo Jim “Skip” McCallum Jr., Ben Wheeler; Ray McCallum, Dallas; and Scott Dewayne McCallum, Carrollton; granddaughters Patricia Ann Balatti, San Francisco, Calif.; Elizabeth Erwin Lahew, Canton; and Deborah Dee McCallum Rhodes, Bonham; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Skip McCallum, Carl McCallum, Scott McCallum, Preston McCallum, Bobby Lahew and J.R. Rhodes.

Ragen Woody
Graveside services for Ragen Woody, 83, Mabank, were held Oct. 28, 2008, at Hickory Cemetery in Dallas with the Rev. Brent Tucker and Chaplain James Martin officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Woody was born Jan. 8, 1925, in Kleberg and died Oct. 25, 2008, in Kemp.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Mabank since 1986. He retired from Dallas County in 1985 employed in road construction. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years Wanda Woody, Mabank; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Jerry Rogers
A memorial service for Jerry W. Rogers, 65, Chandler, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, in the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Burial will be in Malakoff Cemetery.
Rogers was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Malakoff to the late Era Alexander and Lowell Tarrant Rogers and died Oct. 23, 2008, in Athens.
His occupation was in the clerical field.
Survivors include his daughter Paula Stephens; son Mark Johnston; brothers Bobby, Joel and Ricky Rogers; sisters Patsy Whitehead, Carolyn Weiss and Barbara Underwood; and nine grandchildren.

Sandra Williams
Services for Sandra Beth Williams, 57, Mesquite, were held at the Eubank Memorial Chapel Oct. 29, 2008, with the Rev. Neal Burton officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Williams was born May 12, 1951, in Athens and died Oct. 27, 2008, in Mesquite.
She was a lifelong resident of Mesquite and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed at Southwestern Bell and AT&T and was a member of the Communications Workers of America union.
Survivors include her son John Wesley Williams IV, Rockwall; daughter Ashley Cooper, Mesquite; two grandchildren; mother and stepfather June and James T. Strange; brother Larry Johnson, Kemp; nieces and nephews; and friend William Weiss, Mesquite.
Pallbearers were Bryan Johnson, Gary Johnson, Andy Williams and Jonthan Anderson.

Rick Byron
Services for Rick Byron, 54, Tool, were held Oct. 28, 2008, at St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church in Kemp with the Revs. Charlie Keen and Eugene Byron officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Byron was born March 25, 1954, in Oahu, Hawaii, and died Oct. 25, 2008, in Tool.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Tool for the past six years and was a member of the St. James on The Lake Episcopal Church.
He was a carpenter and loved cooking, family and friends. He was a fisherman and dear friend to all.
Survivors include his wife Robin Byron, Tool; daughter Jenniffer Byron, Austin; sisters Molly Scott and husband Billy, Baton Rouge, La.; and Susan Neptune, Akron, Ohio; parents Patricia and Eugene Byron.
Memorial contributions may be made to Life America, 700 N. Florida St., Richmond, Va. 23219, or Donatelife america.net.

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