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Betty Fieszel
Services for Betty Sue Fieszel, 73, a 40 year resident of Eustace, will be held at a later date.
She was born May 16, 1938, in Hubbard, to Minnie Lee Matthews and Elva J. Jennings and died Dec. 15, 2011.
Fieszel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend known as “Me-Me.”
She was preceded in death by her parents and younger sister Ina Lou Lillard.
Survivors include her husband, Bobbie Joe Fieszel, of Eustace; daughters Robin Bridger Carpenter and husband Bill of Eustace, Karen and her husband, Rick, of Eustace; granddaughters Crystal and Clint Richards of Garland, Casey Green and Billy Culpepper of Eustace, Cayla and Dereck Bonner of Mabank and Celsey Bridger of Mabank; great-granddaughters Madison and Macie Richards of Garland; sister Mildred Brustrom of Hubbard; brother and sister-in-law Joe Don and Mariann Jennings of Garland; niece Jenny Sanders and her husband, Eric, of Eden.
A personal tribute may be made online at

Ann Theriot
Services for Ann Denoux Theriot, 92, of Whitehouse were held Dec. 21, 2011, at Prince of Peace Church in Whitehouse with Father Ariel Cortes and Msgr. John Brennan officiating.
Interment followed at Mary Queen of Heaven Cemetary in Malakoff, with Father Dan Daugherty officiating under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler.
Theriot was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Brusly McCall, La., to Lucy Dugas and Sabin Denoux and died Dec. 18, 2011, in Whitehouse.
Theriot moved to Whitehouse in 2006 from Metairie, La., with her husband of 64 years, Lloyd Joseph Allen Theriot.
She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters Armide Falcon and Agnes Berot, brothers Howard Denoux, Sr., Noel Denoux Sr., Sabin Denoux Jr. and J. Lee Denoux.
Survivors include daughters Loylyn Miles of Whitehouse, Teresa Marilyn Laing and husband, David, Gun Barrel City and Teddi Sparks and husband Steve, Theriot, La.; grandchildren Kristin Miles, Larry Miles, Keith Laing, Stephanie Lafranca, Kary Laing, Timothy Sparks and Aron Laing; great-grandchildren Bryceson Laing, Cameron Laing, Brett Miles, Caden Laing, Makenna Sparks, Ryan Miles, Joey Lafranca IV, Sadie Laing, Jacob Lafranca, Julius Sparks and Adrian Sparks; sisters Zoe Rivet of Donaldsonville, La., Lucy Dias, Kenner, La. and Kate Politz, of Cypress.
Pallbearers were Larry Miles, Keith Laing, Kary Laing, Timothy Sparks, Aron Laing and Joey Lafranca. Honorary pallbearer is Timothy Politz.

Jerry Rich
Service for Jerry Lynn Rich, 69, of Scurry, were held Dec. 17, 2011, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry with James Rich officiating.
Jerry Rich was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Dennison, to Daisy and Alvin Whitley and died Dec. 14, 2011.
She graduated from Grand Prairie High School, was Baptist by faith and attended Beautiful Acres Missionary Baptist Church.
Rich loved Elvis and traveling with her daughter to Houston and Dallas to attend his concerts.
She also enjoyed traveling to Washington State and gambling in Las Vegas, Nev.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother Teddy Whitley.
Survivors include her first husband, Don Baker, of Lake Worth; daughter Donna Baker of Scurry; grandchildren James Rich of Mesquite, Michelle Whitley of Seven Points; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends Ava Stone and Alice Roberson.

Jackie Randall
Services for Jackie Walter Randall, 70, of Trinidad, will be held at a later date.
Randall was born Oct. 14, 1941, in Austin, to Lois Womack LaFrance and Cecil Randall and died in Malakoff, Dec.17, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
Randall proudly served in the United States Air Force and was a truck driver by trade.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen Elizabeth Randall, children Cecil Everett Randall and Jackie Sue Randall and step daughter Marsha Browning.
Survivors include daughter Ruth Ann Roberson of Engelton; step-sons Steven Homann and his wife, Nella, of Lufkin, Dennis Homann and his wife, Barbara, of Palestine, and James Homann and his wife, Diana, of Elkhart; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; half-brother Jeffery LaFrance; half-sister Jeanette LaFrance Straton, step-siblings; Mark LaFrance, Charlie LaFrance, Jimmy LaFrance, Carmin LaFrance, Margaret Reed, Joyce Brewer, Carolyn LaFrance, Sandy Smith, Gene LaFrance and Frank LaFrance.
A personal tribute can be made online at

Patricia Buck
Services for Patricia Ann Buck, 67, are being held (today) Dec. 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Legionary Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City with Rev. Mike Adalian officiating.
Buck was born May 5, 1942, in Lewisburg, Pa., to Leroy S. Pick and Marion Stahl Pick and died Dec. 19, 2011, in Tyler.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Gerald “Jerry” Buck; children Janet Kershner, Gerald L. Buck and his wife, Patty, Valerie Martin and her husband, Daniel; grandchildren Matt, Jeremy, Kevin, Brandon, Shelby, Trisha; great-grandchildren Hunter, Harley, Brody; numerous other family members and many friends.

Jack E. Tompkins
Services for Jack E. Tompkins, 87, Mabank, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, with interment following in the King Cemetery. Family visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service.
Tompkins was born May 30, 1924 in Dayton, Ohio, son of Edward Tompkins, and died Dec. 15, 2011, in Athens.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, serving in France, Germany and Belgium. He earned the American Theatre Ribbon, Victory Metal for WW II and the Theatre Ribbon with two bronze stars.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and loving wife of 64 years, Alfreda Tompkins.
Several nieces and nephews survive him.


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