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Lori Houghton
Services for Lori Ann Houghton, 46, Olathe, Kan., were held Dec. 3, 2011, in the Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace.
Houghton was born Feb. 22, 1965, in Athens to Kay (Kemmerle) Byers and Phil Rogers and died Nov. 27, 2011.
She is preceded in death by her stepfather, Lonnie Byers and her grandmother, Edith Kemmerle.
Survivors include her husband, Jack; sons Robert “Heath” and Mason Houghton; her parents; sister Toni Rogers and brother Phil Rogers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Study Fellowship International at or to Moorehead-Melton Cemetery.

Jasper Aldridge
Services for Jasper B. Aldridge, 97, Athens were held Nov. 26, 2011, at Randolf Cemetery with Rev. Gene Bishop officiating under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Aldridge was born Sept. 6, 1914, to Emma Queener and William Harvey Aldridge and died Nov. 24, 2011.
He was a truck driver and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, son Benton Aldridge, brother Jack Aldridge and sister Ina Mae Adkisson.
Survivors include daughter-in-law Charlene Aldridge, Athens; granddaughters Rhonda Kay Caves and husband Herschiel, Athens and Sharon Gayle Hart and husband Gary, Payne Springs; six great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Roy Hance and wife Randa, Rockwall.

Doug Morgan
Services for Doug Morgan, 75, of Salado were held Dec. 1, 2011, at Salado United Methodist Church.
Morgan was born and reared in Beaumont and attended Lamar University and the University of Houston.
He worked as an ad valorem tax consultant. He and his wife, Betty, lived in the Cedar Creek Lake area for 18 years.
Morgan retired to Salado in 2006, where he was an active member of the Salado Lions Club, in charge of the Lions Eye Bank Program.
He was a Master Mason and former member of the Hella Temple “Black Horse Patrol” and Knights Templar.
Morgan was a member of the Salado United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of 55 years; son Don; daughter Melissa; son-in-law Joe; granddaughter Chelsea and her husband, David; great-grandsons Morgan, Mason and Clayton, and best friend Josh.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA are requested in memory of all his close “four-legged friends.”

Lillie Taylor
Services for Lillie “Tommie” Taylor, 73, of Gun Barrel City, were held at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel Dec. 2, 2011, with interment following at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park.
Taylor was born June 14, 1938, to Lillian (Mobley) and William H. Sharp and died at her residence Nov. 29, 2011.
She enjoyed bowling, spending time with her grandkids and sports, especially the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers.
She enjoyed crocheting as a hobby in her spare time. She was Baptist by faith and attended Liberty Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City. She and her husband owned and operated Taylor’s Automotive.
Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister.
Survivors include daughters Karla Price and her husband, Ronny, of Berea, Ky. and Carolyn Stone of Hawkins; grandchildren Kristen, Taylor, Sierra and Mason; other family members and many loving friends.
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