Charles Lynch
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.

Gordon Manning
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.

Dale Hazelip
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 years.
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.

Shirley Pleake
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 Janes.
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 10 years.
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.

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