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  L.C. Jordan
Graveside services for L.C. Jordan, 83, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 12, 2008, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Hurley officiating.
Jordan was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Vera and died Dec. 9, 2008, in Athens. He was preceded in death by a son Hal E. Jordan.
Previously of Duncanville, he had resided in Gun Barrel City since 1989 and was a retired service manager with Solon Automated Services.
He was president of Loon Bay Property Owners Association and served two terms as Gun Barrel City Councilman.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.
He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and loved to garden and fish.
Survivors include his wife Mary E. Jordan, Gun Barrel City; son Norman D. Jordan and wife Denise, Amarillo; daughter Danna V. Malone and husband Tom, San Antonio; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Illy Fade, Temple; other family members and friends.

Gary Arender
Services for Gary Lewis Arender, 44, Mabank, were held Dec. 11, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Arender was born July 11, 1964, in Dallas and died Dec. 8, 2008, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his mother Johnnie Arender, daughter Heather Arender and son Robert Wallace.
He was a lifelong resident of Mabank and was of the Baptist faith. He worked for the City of Mabank 15 years and the City of Kemp five years. He was a waterworks employee.
Survivors include his wife Debbie Arender, Mabank; daughters Natasha and Angela Arender, Mabank; sons Daniel Arender, Lucas Wallace and Victor Lopez, all of Mabank; several grandchildren; father Lewis Arender, Lively; sisters Diana Myrick and Donna Schultz, both of Mabank; and brother Kenny Arender, Mabank.

Sandra Jo Clark
No services are planned at this time for Sandra Jo Clark, infant. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Clark was born and died Dec. 8, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include her mother Mary Wells and father David Clark, both of Trinidad; brothers Timmer Holt, Gun Barrel City; and Toby Hargis, Cleburne; sister Keather Echo Thompson, Cleburne; maternal grandparents Catherine Byron, Cleburne, and John Edwin Vickers, Trinidad; paternal grandmother Mary Clark, Cleburne.

Lucille Yarbrough
Services for Lucille F. Yarbrough, 86, Athens, were held Dec. 10, 2008, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Kyle Henderson, Dr. Bill Pemberton and the Rev. James Bond officiating.
Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery near Mabank under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.
Lucille was lifted into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, Dec. 8, 2008, in a Tyler hospice.
She was born April 18, 1922, in Van Zandt County to the late Emma Alice Honea and Paul Edward Turrentine.
She had been a resident of Athens 26 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was active for 18 years in adult Sunday School studies and activities working alongside her husband.
She graduated from Mabank High School in 1940 with honors.
This was followed by attendance at Draughons Business College in Dallas.
Subsequently, she was employed by a division of the Frito Company for nine years and later was assistant librarian at middle schools in Richardson and Houston for 10 years.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Those preceding her in death were her parents, a brother, Hulen Turrentine; sisters, Redith Worden and Merle Cobb.
Survivors include her husband, L.M. Yarbrough, Athens; son David Yarbrough, Athens; sisters-in-law, Erma Turrentine, Garland; Johnny Yarbrough, Jacksonville, Ark., and Evelyn of Sulphur Springs; nephews Dennis Worden, Brownsburg, Ind.; Stephen Worden, Michael Turrentine, both of Garland; Kenneth Worden, Richardson; Charles Turrentine, Saint James, Mo.; Billy Cobb, Corsicana; brothers-in-law, R.A. Long, Sulphur Springs, Elvin Worden, a host of other nephews and nieces, along with many friends she had through her life’s journey.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Benevolence Fund, First Baptist Church, 105 South Carroll, Athens, TX 75751 or Hospice Homeplace of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler,TX 75701.

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