Charles “Sonny” Lynch, 60, Mabank lost a four year battle with cancer
Nov. 23, 2009.
He was was born April 20, 1949, to Patsy Meyer and father Andrew Lynch
in New Albany, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He moved to Mabank May, 1995.
Survivors include his wife Debra; sons Kenny and Bruce; granddaughter
Kayla; grandsons Dustin and Douglas; great-granddaughter Autumn; sisters
Sandra, Sherry and Colleen; brothers Terry and Richard; many nieces and
nephews and several friends.
He will be dearly missed.
As we live our lives without you, we will try to understand that Jesus
came and called your name and took you by the hand and said your place
had been prepared in Heaven with the Son.
We know you’re watching over us like you’ve always done.
You were a wonderful husband, father and friend. Our lives will be
forever touched by you.
Services for Gordon Manning, 81, Addison, were held Nov. 27, 2009, at
the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Revs. Chris
Schoolcraft and Dr. David Howeth officiating.
Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Manning was born May 5, 1928, in Old Hickory, Tenn., and died Nov. 24,
2009, in Dallas.
He was a vice president of a company in the food industry. He was a
veteran of the Merchant Marine.
Survivors include his wife Glyna Manning, Addison; son Robert Manning,
Houston; daughters Sandra White and husband Wayne, Oskaloosa, Kan.;
Janice Thomas and husband John, Spring; Julie Schmidt and husband Jerry,
Brownsville; and Janie Miller and husband Allen, Aledo; grandchildren
Jenna Schmidt, Robert White, Parker Thomas, Jared Schmidt, Zachary
White, Blake Thomas and Courtney Miller; great-grandchildren Nicolas,
Alex and Ethan White; other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Jenna Schmidt, Jared Schmidt, Robert White, Zachary
White, Nicolas White and Parker Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers were Herman Salter, Bill Brister, Jim Spear, Bob
Friendsley, Ivan Alspaw and Jim Lindley.
Services for Dale Dewain Hazelip, 53, Kemp, were held Nov. 25, 2009, at
the Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with Pastor
Zeth Smith and David Hassell officiating. Interment followed in Baker
Cemetery near Kemp.
Hazelip was born Jan. 23, 1956, in Dallas to Johnnie Wyble and Kenneth
Hazelip and died Nov. 22, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Johnny Hazelip and
James Hazelip, and niece Jana Clawson.
Baptist by faith, he attended Kemp schools and owned and operated Dale
Hazelip Concrete for nearly 40 years.
He was a member of the Cement Masons Union No. 549, as well as a past
member and officer of the Kemp Volunteer Fire Department for several
He was an instructor at the annual Texas A&M Fire Training School.
One of his favorite pastimes was NASCAR auto racing. He was an avid fan
of Tony Stewart and he loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He married
Jana Calder April 19, 2001, in Kemp.
Survivors include his wife Jana, Kemp; son Kevin Hazelip and wife
Shannon, Cross Roads; daughters Christie Miller and husband Tommy, Kemp;
Amber Clark and husband Mike, Wills Point; and Kristal Johnson, Kemp;
grandchildren Blake, Kourtney, Tristyn, Trey, Tryce, Kevin, Wade, Lexi,
Tristin, Trintin, Addison and Jayleigh; twin sister Gale Schilder and
husband Gene, Rice; sisters Darlene Frankum and husband B.R., Kemp; and
Suddie Cockrell and husband Ray, Plano; brothers Kenneth Dalh Hazelip
and wife Clara, Combine; and Jerry Hazelip, Kemp; close friends Michelle
Day and husband Bobby, Kemp; numerous other friends and relatives.
Pallbearers were Blake Hazelip, Rusty Hanson, Joe Yeakley, Ben
Lauderdale, Bobby Dean Frankum, Paciano Flores and Bradley Calder.
Graveside services for Shirley Ann Pleake, 74, Gun Barrel City, were
held Nov. 25, 2009, at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Sunnyvale under
the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Pleake was born May 21, 1935, in Dallas to the home of Louise Wade and
died Nov. 21, 2009, in Gun Barrel City.
She was preceded in death by her son, Steve Bovis, and daughter Rene
Shirley and her husband Cliff owned and operated a donut shop in Mabank.
She decided if a kitchen stove were added, she could cook and sell
carryout lunches to the Mabank business employees.
With her friendly and outgoing personality the lunch business grew and
they moved to downtown Mabank, opening Shirley’s Cafe, which she ran for
Survivors include her husband of 36 years Clifford “Cliff” Pleake, Gun
Barrel City; children Janet Bovis, Dallas; Philip Bovis Sr. and wife
Karen, Forney; Carolyn Jeffery, Dallas; brother Hollis Ragland; sister
Linda Olsen, Dallas; Gloria Yarbrough, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren
Philip Jr., Kim, Cassie, Jeremy, Melissa, Courtney and Dylan; five
great-grandchildren and a host of friends.