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  Cathyrin Ellen King
Graveside services for Cathyrin Ellen King, 78, Terrell, were held Nov. 23, 2007, at Oakland Cemetery in Dallas with Pastor Chuck Weber of Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church officiating under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
King was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Dallas to Julia Roberts and Jesse Charles King and died Nov. 19, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather O.B. Campbell, brother Jesse Charles King Jr., sister Ethel Mae West in 1995, great-niece Julia Lea Randall Badgley in 1993 and her beloved “brother-in-law” Woodrow Wilson West in 2001.
King was born and raised in South Dallas on Carpenter Avenue. Her father was a commissioned merchant at Farmer’s Market in its early years. She later lived in Oak Cliff on Tenth Street behind Sunset High School with her mother and stepfather.
She then lived 20 years in the Casa Linda area of Dallas with her sister and brother-in-law Ethel Mae and Woody West who cared for her lovingly.
She had a happy smile for everyone and could recite her ABCs backward, which made her the center of attention. She had resided in Country View Manor Nursing Home in Terrell since December, 2001.
Survivors include her niece Rosalie West Randall and husband Jerry; their children Jamie Leanna and James Perry Randall, Kemp; and Jerry W. Randall Jr. and wife Laura, Weston; sister Gertrude “Trudy” Zella and husband Jim; nieces Trudy Ann Allen and husband George, all of Jackson, Miss.; and Margaret Ann Carlock, Garland.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas.

Robert Lyles
Services for Robert Lyles, 73, Crandall, were held Nov. 23, 2007, at Roselawn Memorial Chapel with Bro. Eddie Neese officiating. Interment followed in the Roselawn Memorial Park.
Lyles was born July 6, 1934, and died Nov. 19, 2007, from cancer. He was surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by daughter Sandra Miller.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Jean Lyles, Crandall; daughter Lisa McKenzie, Kaufman; son Bobby Lyles and wife Julie Lyles, Moore, Okla.; sister Patricia Parker and husband Milton Parker; brothers Mike Lyles and wife Loretta; and George Lyles; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.



Lorene Cliver
Services for Lorene M. Cliver, 79, Mabank, were held Nov. 21, 2007, at the Crossroads First Baptist Church with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Cliver was born July 24, 1928, in Henderson County to the late Willie Allene Watkins and Colonel Turlington and died Nov. 19, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Hazel Fults.
She was a homemaker and member of Crossroads Baptist Church. She married O.V. Cliver June 13, 1947, in Crossroads.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Robert Edwin and Jo Ann Cliver, Tyler; sisters and brothers-in-law Allene and Eddie Sutton, Mabank; Nelda and Marion Washam, Kaufman; Helen and Bill Chalk, Forney; brother-in-law James Fults, Mabank; sisters-in-law Evelyn Turlington, Waller; Nellie Gadberry, Orange, Calif.; grandchildren Jennifer and husband Rob Shick, Pearland; James and wife Christine Cliver, Natick, Mass.; and John Cliver, Houston; great-grandchild Michael Robert Cliver, Natick, Mass.
Pallbearers were Kelly Nallie, Steve Sutton, Richard Sutton, John Cliver and Rob Shick.

Marcia Howard
Services for Marcia Lee Howard, 76, Mabank, were held Nov. 20, 2007, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Hobgood officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Howard was born Jan. 9, 1931, in Dallas and died Nov. 18, 2007, in Athens.
She owned her own business and was a member of the Caney Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband John Howard, Mabank; son Larry Howard, Oklahoma; daughters Pamela Hobgood, Malakoff; and Sam Wilson, Wagoner, Okla.; brother Jimmy Wayne Carrell, Virginia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Howard  Stockton Jr.
Graveside services for Howard Alton Stockton Jr., 63, Athens, were held Nov. 23, 2007, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Stockton was born April 7, 1944, in Fouke, Ark. and died Nov. 19, 2007, in Athens.
He was a carpenter and veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime resident of Athens and was of the Baptist faith. He was a Mason at the Eustace, Athens and Cedar Creek lodges.
Survivors include sons Robert Stockton and wife Dale, Forney; and Jeff Stockton and wife Brandie, Gun Barrel City; daughters Misty Stockton, Forney; Neill Dixon and Nycole Dixon; brother John Stockton, Athens; sister Madelaine Dixon, Plano; and eight grandchildren.

Gena K. Vinson
Services for Gena Kanell Vinson, 39, Kemp were held Nov. 21, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with the Rev. Jim Renfro officiating. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery.
Vinson was born Sept. 20, 1968, in Abilene to Barbara Sue Landreth and Virgle Gene Vinson and died Nov. 17, 2007, in Kemp. She was preceded in death by her father Sept. 16, 2003.
Survivors include her mother Sue Vinson, Kemp; sister Tambra “Tammy” Vinson, Dallas; nieces Dana Jones and husband Fred, Runaway Bay; Dona Hardin and husband Josh, Decatur; and Tana Hartmen and husband Brett, Gunter; great-nephews Brody and Brac Jones, Runaway Bay; numerous extended family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Fred Jones, Josh Hardin, Bret Hartmen, Dale Holdman, Kristopher Holdman and J.J. Melton.