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John Settle
Services for John Doyle“Trey” Settle, III, 36, Dallas, were held Oct. 30, 2011, at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. Interment was held at Cottonwood Cemetery in Eustace.
Settle was born June 6, 1975, in Dallas, to Karen and John D. “Jay” Settle Jr., and died Oct. 26, 2011, after being involved in an automobile accident.
He was a graduate of Highland Park High School, where he enjoyed soccer, scouting, and youth group at Park Cities Baptist Church.
Settle attended Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. earning a bachelor of science degree in economics; and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, earning a master’s degree in public management.
Over the years, his employment has involved working as an advisor to the Governor of Kentucky and escrow officer for title insurance companies.
 Settle served as chair of the Kentucky Homeland Security, president of Kentucky Occupational License Administrators, president of Kentucky Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers, and received the Kentucky Colonel Award, the highest accolade awarded to a public servant.
 He enjoyed golf, ping pong, hunting, snowskiing, skydiving, traveling, and reading.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Argie Fa and Doyle Settle, and Peggy and Truett Chamblee.
Survivors include his fiance, Julie Pillans; parents; brother Blake Settle and wife Amanda; nephew Benjamin Settle; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Vaughn Bowden
Services for Vaughn Dale Bowden, 73, Spring, were held Nov. 2, 2011, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Burial was at Shiloh Cemetery in Spring.
Bowden was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Rockdale to Cecil and Artie (Mason) Bowden and died Oct. 26, 2011, in Conroe.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love of family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 11 years, Claudine Bowden.
Survivors include son Cecil Bowden, II and his wife, Deborah of Shenandoah; daughters Deborah Rodriguez and husband Henry of Midlothian, Kathy Bowden of Roswell, N.M. and Michelle Lonie and husband John of Spring; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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Bob Howeth
Services for Bob Howeth, 74, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 30, 2011, at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Howeth was born June 21, 1937, to Ruby (St. Clair) and Jessie Howeth and died Oct. 28, 2011.
He was affectionately known as “Paw Paw” by his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, snow skiing, going to the beach and motorcycle races.
He was also a deep sea fisherman, an outdoor enthusiast, and loved ostrich ranching.
Howeth was an electronic engineer by trade and had a patent on the red light-emitting diode (LED) light and was Baptist by faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jimmy and Lynn.
Survivors include his wife, Karen, of Gun Barrel City; sons Kirk and wife Sonya of McKinney, Daryl of Celina; daughter Michelle and her husband, Josh, of Gun Barrel City; brother Larry Howeth and his wife, Pam, of Maud; grandchildren Taylor, Kallie, Micaela, Elijah, Clint, Keaton, Kyler and Relyk; two great-grandchildren; many other friends and family members.
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Maxine Roberson
Grave side services for Juanita Maxine Willis Roberson, 87, of Grand Prairie, were held Oct. 30, 2011, at Payne Springs Cemetery with Rev. Don Teague officiating.
Roberson was born in Mabank, to Helen (Bragg) and Clarence Lee Willis.
Roberson enjoyed reading, spending time with family and listening to the radio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Sandy Price and brother Vernon “Bud” Willis.
Survivors include her sons, Alvie Lee Beets III and his wife, Barbara, of Axtell and James Michael Roberson of Grand Prairie; daughters Kathleen Beets Avila of Grand Prairie, Linda Carter and husband Chuck of Grand Prairie and Lisa Allen of Dallas; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, as well as many other loving family members and friends.
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Barbara Bruner
Services for Barbara Faye Bruner, 68, Scurry, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday (today), Nov. 3, 2011, at the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Chapel with George Searcy Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Kemp.
Bruner was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Dallas, to Helen Barnes and Ross Bryant and died Oct. 30, 2011.
She attended City Park School in Dallas and enjoyed training horses, drag racing at Cedar Creek Speedway and owning and operating a booth at Big Daddy’s Flea Market for seven years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son Gary Bruner.
Survivors include her husband of more than 52 years, Lloyd Bruner Jr.; daughters Charlotte Bruner and Brenda Searcy and husband Larry; grandchildren Dusty, Destiny, Michael, Trey, Joy and Bruce Searcy; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
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