Memorial services for Jerrie E. Dally, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at the Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp. In keeping with her interest in the health care field, she requested her remains be donated for study to the Southwest Medical University in Dallas.
She was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Cleburne the only child of Vesta and J.C. Stringer, and died Dec. 8, 2007.
She was an energetic person who liked traveling/RVing with her husband of 31 years Woody Dally. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, played golf in her younger years and was a loving mother and wife who enjoyed animals.
She spent numerous years as an LPN, working in hospitals and other health facilities. She and her husband are members of the Cedar Creek Bible Church in Seven Points.
Survivors include her daughter Ann Bandy; sons Joe Privitt, Danny Dally, Scott Dally and Kevin Dally; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cedar Creek Bible Church’s benevolence fund.
Services for Ruth Chambers, 97, Payne Springs, were held Dec. 11, 2007, at the Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Diller officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Chambers was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Henderson County and died Dec. 8, 2007, in Athens. She was preceded in death by daughter Dorothy Bonsal, grandson David Bonsal and husband Ernest Chambers.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Payne Springs most of her life. She was a member of Payne Springs United Methodist Church and its Busy Bee’s quilting and sewing club.
Survivors include her sons Marlin Chambers and wife Barbara, Eustace; and Jim Chambers, Eustace; daughter Helen Hammer and husband Willie, Dallas; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Leroy Chambers, Hosey Chambers, D’Wayne Chapman, John Bonsal, Scott Sayers and Ralph Ross.
Services for Kenneth Charles Thomas, 46, Kaufman, are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Thomas was born Dec. 4, 1961, in San Diego, Calif., and died Dec. 5, 2007, in Kaufman.
He was employed in drywall construction.
Survivors include his parents Doris and Butch Thomas, Mabank; brothers Richard Thomas, Kaufman; and Mark Thomas, Milam; nieces Tiffany, Mandy and Jennifer; nephew Travis and three great-nieces.
Lillian Mae Wilcox
Services for Lillian Mae Wilcox, 85, Malakoff, were held Dec. 10, 2007, at the First Assembly of God Church with Dwayne Mixon officiating. Interment was in Malakoff Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Wilcox was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Malakoff to the late Mary Weeks and Robert Beckley and died Dec. 7, 2007, in Malakoff. She was preceded in death by her husband E.E. Wilcox.
She was a seamstress and married March 9, 1944, in Malakoff. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her son Kenneth Wilcox, Malakoff; grandchildren Melissa and Kyla; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services for Margie Alice Polk Stout, Quinlan, were held Dec. 10, 2007, in the Eubank Chapel in Canton with Bro. Paul McKinney officiating. Interment was in Morris Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Stout was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Martins Mill to Bobbie Jo Ferguson and John Lee Polk and died Dec. 8, 2007, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her sister Sue Helen Brown.
She was a Baptist by faith and was affectionately known as “Baby” by close friends and family. She married Troy Stout of Canton in May of 1948.
She worked as a seamstress, then office clerk for many years, ending her career as secretary and payroll accountant for the Elks Lodge in Garland.
She crocheted beautifully and painted exquisite pictures in oils as a hobby. She was talented and creative and loved her many pets and gardening. He special joy was her family.
Survivors include sons Dan and wife Amy Stout, Quinlan; and Troy Dee Stout and wife Jackie Hudson, Caddo Mills; sister Joyce and husband Clarence Hodge, Eustace; nephew Sonny and wife Linda Hodge, Eustace; grandchildren Sabrina Plafcan and Justin Stout; great-grandchildren Heather Bowshier and Chris Plafcan; great-nieces Sonya and Hanna Hodge.
Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Hodge, Justin Stout, Clarence Hodge, Norman Harper, Charles Plafcan and David Harper.
A memorial service for Terry Peter Trahan, 69, Moss Bluff, La., was held Dec. 12, 2007, at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles, La. with Francis Vanderwall officiating.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed mechanics and building Cajun kayaks.
He was preceded in death by his father Adan Trahan and a sister Linda Mae Conner.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years Beverly Trahan, Moss Bluff, La.; sons Gregory Trahan, Beaumont; Tony Trahan, Baytown and Terry Trahan Jr.; stepsons Kenn Lotara and wife Michelle, Ashville, N.C.; Ben Kotara and wife Lorna, Covington, La.; and James Randy Kotara and wife Bonnie Sue, Lacassine, La.; daughter Sabrina Cardenas and husband Glenn, Eustace; stepdaughter Brandyce Rodriguez and husband Renier, Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers Carlton Trahan and wife Dorothy, Houma, La.; Billy Trahan and wife Sheila, Lake Charles, La.; Hillary “Poochie” Trahan and wife Nedia and James “Bodie” LaBove and wife Deann, all of Cameron, La.; mother Hilda Sickafus, Lake Charles, La.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, a host of other family and friends.
Services for Lena Lou Mashburn, 88, Scurry, wre held Dec. 10, 2007, in Roselawn Memorial Park in Seagoville with the Rev. Milton Rainbolt officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Mashburn was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Sulphur Springs to the late Maudie Mae Haley and Robert Lee Spinks and died Dec. 5, 2007, in Kaufman. She was preceded in death by her husband Major Faby Mashburn Aug. 24, 2002, sisters Patricia Huff, Ruby Barnett and Altie Lucas.
She attended the Tolosa Baptist Church and was married Aug. 6, 1939.
Survivors include her sons Charles Lee Mashburn and wife Ellen, Augusta, Ga.; and Ernest Mashburn and wife Sharon, Scurry; three grandchildren; numerous great-grandchldren; brother Robert Spinks, Rockwall; sister Madabelle “Jiggs” James, Arlington; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services for Cecil Nickell, 95, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 10, 2007, at Eubank Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Nickell was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Olustee, Okla., and died Dec. 6, 2007, in Dallas.
He had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past 30 years and was owner of a construction company.
Survivors include his wife Helen Nickell, Tatum, N.M.; sons George C. Nickell, Ennis; and Ronald L. Nickell, Houston; daughter Betty Pena Bonita, New York; granddaughters Teresi Cole and Sonya Obbenoskey; grandsons Jerry Nickell, Kenneth Nickell, Bobby Dawson, Greg Dawson, Shannon Dawson and Eric Nickell.
Services for Linda Cobb, 61, Log Cabin, were held Dec. 12, 2007, at Victory Baptist Church in Scurry under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Cobb was born Dec. 31, 1945, in Greenville and died Dec. 8, 2007, in Athens.
She was a homemaker. Born and raised in Greenville, she later lived in Dallas and Scurry and had resided in Log Cabin the past year. She was a graduate of Greenville High School.
Survivors include her husband Jack Cobb, Log Cabin; son Craig Bowen and wife Tonya, North Garland; daughter Cindy Wheat and husband Virgil, Lantana; stepson Jason Cobb and wife Michelle, The Colony; stepdaughter Amber Campbell, Seagoville; and nine grandchildren.