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  Marion Watterson
Memorial services for Marion Watterson, 81, Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Watterson was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Marion and Daniel Lawrence Smith and died Nov. 9, 2009, at her home in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Mike Reedy and sister Catherine Killian.
She was a legal secretary.
Survivors include her sister Carolyn Reedy; nephew Marc and wife Karon Woodcock; grandnephews Jason and Jessie Woodcock; 12 nieces and nephews, numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Elmer Martin
Services for Elmer Ray Martin, 81, Eustace, were held Nov. 10, 2009, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank with the Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial was at Moorehead-Melton Cemetery, Eustace.
Martin was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Seagoville to Mettie Ola and Charles Elmer Martin. and died Nov. 7, 2009, in Athens.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Roxie Mae Moore Martin, brother J.D. Martin and a sister, Dorothy Bolding.
He lived his early years in the Crandall, Combine, Seagoville and Dallas areas, later moving his family to Eustace.
The past two years he had been a resident of the Park Highlands Nursing Center in the TLC unit. He died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
He loved music, dancing, dominos and having fun. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting, fishing and ATV riding.
Gardening was one of his talents and he enjoyed sharing the fruits and vegetables of his labor.
A Korean War veteran, he proudly served in the U.S. Army.
He was a great man who will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his brother Glenn and wife Becky Martin, Seven Points; sister Faye May, Kemp; daughters Pam and husband Vernon Warden, Canton; Cindy and husband Jerry Dickeson, Seagoville; and Bug and Pam Martin, Eustace; grandchildren Jerry and Mendy Dickeson, Seagoville; Sondra and Kenneth Johnson, Forney; Misty and Todd Warren, Crandall; Beth and Casey Williamson, Eustace; and Jamie Martin, Eustace; great-grandchildren Tessa and Hailey Curtis, Forney; Kevin and Jimmy Warden and Kinsley Johnson, Forney; L.J. and Randi Dickeson, Seagoville; Dylan and Daxson Warren, Crandall; and Blaine Williamson, Eustace; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Bug Martin, Pam Martin, Cindy Dickeson, Jerry Dickeson, Pam Warden and Vernon Warden.

Thomas Long
Services for Thomas W. Long, 81, Mabank, were held Nov. 8, 2009, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Long was born April 12, 1928, in Houston and died Nov. 4, 2009, in Dallas.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Mabank since 1994, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mabank.
He retired from Southern Methodist University in 1994 and was married to Pamela Long for 51 years.
Survivors include his wife Pamela Long, Mabank; sons David Long and wife Kim, Kemp; and Stephen Long, Lantana, Fla.; grandson Jacob Long; granddaughter Elizabeth Long; sister Shirley Hunter and husband Robert, Abilene; other family members and friends.

Thresa Mackey
Thresa Dell Mackey of Eustace was born April 13, 1928, in San Angelo, to the late Viola Norris and Elmer Tee Campbell and died Nov. 5, 2009, in Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy Learnon Mackey and a granddaughter Rebecca Atchley.
She was a nurse at the Kaufman hospital for many years.
Survivors include daughters Darlene Atchley, Eustace; Deborah Barlow, Dallas; and Shirley Bardin, Garland; grandsons Trace Campbell and wife Misty, Forney; Curtis Moore and wife Cindy, Marlin; James Pierce, Garland; granddaughters Jennifer Patek and husband Mark, Eustace; and Melissa Jackson and husband Johnny, Gatesville; sister Geraldine Mays and husband Noble, Kemp; brother Gerald Campbell and wife Delores, Bedford; nephew Perry Coder and wife Joyce, Kemp; cousin Jimmy Norris and wife Nancy, Cedar Hill; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

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