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  Kathryn Holcombe
Services for Kathryn June Holcombe, 67, Payne Springs, were held Oct. 30, 2010, at the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Holcombe was born Feb. 23, 1943, in Ballinger and died Oct. 24, 2010, in Payne Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlene and John Freeman Parker.
Previously of Plano, she had resided in Payne Springs since 1998, and was a member of the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Holcombe, Payne Springs; daughters Lisa Michelle Rhoades, Buffalo, N.Y.; Lea Anne Wilson and husband Conrad, Payne Springs; and Diana Nichols and husband Mike, McKinney; grandchildren Wade, Matthew, Michael, Zachary, Robbie and Taylor; great-grandchild Makynzie; other family members and many friends.

John Adams
A sunset memorial service for John Nathan Adams, 39, Cardiff, Calif., was held Oct. 30, 2010, at the Hidden Cove Park and Marina in Frisco.
Adams was born May 27, 1971, in Denton and died Oct. 9, 2010, in a hospital in Reno, Nev., from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident near Bishop, Calif. Aug. 9, 2010.
He graduated from Kemp High School in 1989 and served as a youth minister and counselor at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank, as well as other churches and camps in Texas during the 1990s.
He received a bachelor of science degree in recreation and leisure studies from the University of North Texas.
He taught snowboarding in California and Colorado and competed in Iron Man competitions, with travels to Costa Rica, Chile, Europe and Australia.
A professional fitness trainer in the San Diego, Calif., area since 2002, he focused on wellness, personal training, off-season conditioning for high school and college athletes, and rehabilitation, including work with cancer patients.
His clients included members of the USA Olympic teams, national competition teams and junior Olympic teams.
He had recently incorporated World Renegade, a turnkey program of his design which integrated psychological counseling, mentoring, nutrition, life-style training and conditioning.
Survivors include his mother, Nathalia Childs Adams, Denton; brothers Tyler Adams, Denton; and Colby Adams, Austin; sister Treva Adams, Taipei, Taiwan; nephew Avory Quinn, Austin; aunt Jane Hoshijo, Las Cruces, N.M.; uncles Daniel B. Childes and wife Jan, Jacksonville; and Travis Haren, Denton.
Memorials may be made to the Talbert Family Foundation, John Nathan Adams Renegade Fund, 25003 Jim Bridger Road, Hidden Hills, CA 91302 or at sss.talbertfamilyfoundationorg.

Phyllis Jameson
Services for Phyllis Jameson, 90, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Jameson was born Oct. 6, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., and died Oct. 27, 2010, in Mabank.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Gun Barrel City for 40 years and retired from Baker’s Clinic and Sears.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Jameson.
She was Baptist by faith, active in her church and was an election judge, president of the Home Owners Association and a scout leader.
Survivors include her daughters, Beryl Kinchin, Dallas; Terie Jameson, Marysville, Ohio; Gail Bridges, Dallas; and son Dean Jameson, Abilene.

Helen Seeley
Services for Helen Elizabeth Seeley, 88, Flower Mound, were held Nov. 1, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roger Horne officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Seeley was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Hartford, Conn., and died Oct. 25, 2010, in Highland Village.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Reginald Kress, husband Robert Seeley and son-in-law, Jerry North.
Previously of Gun Barrel City, she had resided in Highland Village for the past 10 years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisville. She will be missed by a host of friends, but mostly her family who dearly loved her.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Seeley Jr. and wife Pat, Bedford; and Ralph Seeley and wife Pam, Scurry; daughters Patricia North, Kansas City, Mo.; and Lori Nelson and husband Jimmy, Flower Mound; grandchildren Lynne Horne, James Seeley, Todd Seeley, Jennifer O’Neill, Tricia Lewis and Steven Seeley; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and two great-great-grandchildren; other family members and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lewisville, 1251 Valley Ridge Blvd., Lewisville, TX 75077, for the Guatemala mission.

Charles Kaser
Services for Charles “Charlie” Kaser, 68, Oakwood, were held Oct. 30, 2010, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating. Burial was in Baird Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Kaser was born May 6, 1942, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and died Oct. 27, 2010, in Oakwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Lawrence Kaser, and daughters Jewelie Ann Bolin and Teresa Sue Vandiver.
Previously of Ohio, he had resided in Oakwood for the past 25 years. He retired from Tri-South Contractors and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Kaser, Oakwood; sons Wesley Scott and Jeffery Todd Kaser, both of Oakwood; brother David Kaser, Marion, Ohio; sister Sabra Halford, Oakwood; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; other family and many loving friends.
Pallbearers were Robert Vandiver, Jeremy Kaser, Jearmy Jobe, Bobby Bolin II, Wesley Kaser, Jeff Kaser and Bobby Bolin.

Collin and James Todd
Memorial services for Collin S. “Tre” Todd III and James Earl “Jet” Todd, Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 30, 2010, at the Tomlinson Funeral Chapel in Seven Points.
The Todds (twin boys) were born and died Oct. 26, 2010, in Athens.
Survivors include their mother, Alia Creegan; father Collin Todd Jr., grandparents Jacqueline and James Upright; grandfather Collin S. Todd Sr.; grandmother Jeannette Todd great-grandparents Karen and Charles Ford, Peggy and Sam Mayo; great-grandmother Millie Flanagan and brothers Maxx and Layne Creegan.

Melvin Tarno
Services for Melvin Tarno, 85, of Gun Barrel City will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 (today) at the Eubank Memorial Chapel. Don Teague will officiate under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank.
Interment will follow at the Black Jack Cemetery in Kaufman County.
Tarno was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.
Previously of Dallas, he lived in Gun Barrel City for 35 years. He was a veteran and retired from the Red Ball Trucking company.
He was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his daughter, Doris Tarno of Dallas; brothers Eulis Tarno and wife Evelyn, Kemp; Paul Fred Tarno and wife Janet, Gun Barrel City, Edna McRee and husband Tommy, Gun Barrel City and Mary Alene Rish, Colony; sister Bonnie Harris, Gun Barrel City; other family and many loving friends.

Mary Arrington
Services for Mary Arrington, 94, Mabank, were held Oct. 29, 2010, at the Covenant Grace Ministries in Seven Points with the Rev. Steve Bevill officiating.
Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Arrington was born April 19, 1916, in Rains County and died Oct. 27, 2010, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her husband Adrien A. Arrington Sr., sons Jerry Don, Sidney Michael and Adrien Arrington Jr., daughters Wanda Jane Robinson and Betty Jo Davis, grandchildren Sidney Michael Arrington Jr., and Miller Wayne Robinson, one brother and five sisters.
Survivors include her daughters, Fran Nicholson and husband Gerald, Eustace; and Lorena Gay Cernoch and husband Ronnie, Mabank; grandchildren, Johnny, Kevin, Joshua and Wayne Arrington, Shelah Blair, Wendell Ray, Billy Ross Robinson, Dennie and Freddie Threatt, Steve and Terry Bevill, Gerald “Nick” Nicholson and Ronnie Jo Cernoch Jr. and Larry Cernoch and Inez Patton; also, nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Dennis Threatt, Freddie Threatt, Gerald “Nick” Nicholson, Ronnie Cernoch Jr., Billy Ross Robinson and Johnny Arrington.
Honorary pallbearer was Luke Bevill.


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