Thomas Joiner
Memorial services for Thomas Clinton Joiner, 83, Tool, will be held at a later date under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home.
Joiner was born April 11, 1925, in Mississippi to Sarah Jane and Ezra Elias Joiner and died Nov. 18, 2008, at ETMC in Tyler.
Survivors include his son Thomas M. Joiner, Smith County; sister Gloria Goforth, Bullard; and niece Judy Joiner, Tool.

Opal Brewer
Services for Opal “Memma” Brewer, 88, Mabank, were held Nov. 21, 2008, at the Eubank Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Patterson officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Brewer was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Whitton to Lina Mae Tankersley and John William Ballow and died Nov. 19, 2008, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers J.L. Harlan and Clif; sisters Faye, Audrey Mae, Iva Nell, Lillie Bell and Joyce; and grandson Mark Brady Brewer.
She was a member of the Mabank Church of Christ and loved being with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Colorado. She enjoyed keeping a clean house which was important to her. She made the best chocolate pie.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years Thomas Dawson Brewer, Mabank; sons Foy and wife Cleo Brewer, Mabank; and Jerry and wife Deloris Brewer, Chireno; daughters Linda and husband George Grant, Canton; and Kathy and husband Paul Thomas, Arlington; brothers Bruce, Moody and Randy Ballow; sisters Hilda, Pat and Tina; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Margaret Brown
Memorial services for Margaret S. Brown, 85, Tool, will be held at a later date under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Brown was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Benoit, Miss., to the late Julia and Herschel Howard and died Nov. 18, 2008, in Athens.
Survivors include her children Steve Kuykendall, Kathy Rogers and Sandra Russell; sister Ruby and husband Curt Edwards; brothers Frank and wife Cookie Howard; Dave and wife Dolly Howard; and Carl and wife Dee Howard; brother-in-law Ewald Teubner; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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