Obituaries

     
    Edith Hardin
Edith Vernell Hardin was born May 19, 1924, and passed away Dec. 11, 2006.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George L. Hardin whom she married June 2, 1942.
Her parents Edward Clyde and Sarah Emma Williams also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children Tony and Brenda Hardin of Mabank, James and Gladys McWhorter of Mabank, David and Doris Hullett of Dallas, Butch and Sue Richner of Purdon, Charles Hardin of Whitehouse, Richard and Linda Hardin of Canton and Curtis and Debby Hardin of Mesquite, sisters Mary Mullins of Mesquite, Faye Hatch of Dallas, Pat Freidrich of Dallas and Doris Willis of Grand Prairie, her brothers Dan Williams of Tyler, Mack Williams and wife Linda of Canton and Larry Williams and wife Glenda of Mansfield as well as 19 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Wildwood Baptist Church of Mabank.
Funeral services were held Dec. 22, 2006, at Anderson Clayton Memorial Chapel in Mesquite. Interment followed at Laurel Oaks Cemetery. Brian and James McWhorter officiated.
Pallbearers were Jimmy McWhorter, Tony Hardin Jr., Daniel Hullett, Mark Hullett, Glenn Hogue, Allen Hogue, Staff Sgt. Randy Hardin, J.A. McWhorter, Jeff Hogue, Jared Autrey, Rusty Thompson, Wesley Hullett and Eddy Friedrichs.

Willie Mason
Services for Willie A. Case Mason, 78, Eustace, were held Dec. 18, 2006, at the Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrell Johnston and Frank Sizemore officiating. Burial was in Tool Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mason was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Dallas and died Dec. 14, 2006, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents Laxton Thomas and Roselie Augusta Tucker Case, brothers Laxton Case Jr. and Charles A. Case, and husband Willie T. Mason.
Previously of Dallas, she lived in Eustace since 1973 and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons Joseph and Paul Mason, both of Emory; Daniel Mason, Eustace; and Michael Mason, Athens; daughter Barbara Taylor Marrs, Mabank; sisters Georgia Lee Mays and Mai Ann McCann, both of Dallas; 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, family and friends.

Nancy Ann Williams
Services for Nancy Ann Williams, 68, Eustace, were held Dec. 26, 2006, at the Payne Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Dennie officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Williams was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Smith County and died Dec. 23, 2006, in Tyler.
Previously of Payne Springs, Williams had lived in Eustace for the past 15 years and was a member of the Payne Springs Baptist Church. She was an office manager for Athens ISD.
Survivors include her husband Billie Williams, Eustace; sons Billy Williams and wife Amelia, Fairfield; and Raymond Williams and wife Sarah, Athens; sisters Ogle Myrick, Tyler; Ima Brown, Tyler; Annett Oswalt, Tempson; and Susan McGee, Tyler; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Freddie Gaugh
Services for Freddie Ray (Fred) Gaugh, 72, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 23, 2006, at the King Cemetery in Kemp under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gaugh was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Dallas and died Dec. 21, 2006, in Mabank. He was preceded in death by his parents Jimmie W. and Georgia Lee Gaugh and a brother Jimmie L. Gaugh.
Previously of Dallas, he had lived in Gun Barrel City for the past 11 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958, and retired from LTV as a machinist.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Gaugh, Gun Barrel City; daughter Sandra Gaugh, Gun Barrel City; granddaughter Brittany Gaugh, Mabank; and great-granddaughter Kirstyn Langford, Mabank.

Terry Powell
Services for Terry Don Powell, 46, Seven Points, were held Dec. 22, 2006, at the Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp with Chaplain Charlotte Turner officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
Powell was born April 26, 1960, in Dallas to Donald C. and Patricia Allen Powell and died Dec. 20, 2006, in Gun Barrel City.
He was Baptist by faith and had worked in refrigeration most of his life, most recently with Almcoe Refrigeration. He loved playing the guitar and collected Harley Davidson collectables. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife Belinda, Seven Points; daughters Brittany Updike and Brianna “Skippy” Powell, both of Seven Points; parents Donald C. Powell, Quinlan; and Patricia Ball and her husband Gary, Seven Points; grandmother Ruth Miller; sister Vicky Powell, Seven Points; brothers Curtis Powell, Wills Point; Randy Powell, Fort Worth; and Don Powell serving his country in Iraq; numerous nieces, nephews and a large host of friends and relatives.

Richard Williams
Services for Richard Lloyd “Dick” Williams, 82, Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 26, 2006, at Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Diller officiating. Burial was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Williams was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Horton, Kan. and died Dec. 22, 2006, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Irving, he had lived in Gun Barrel City since 1985 and was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church.
He was a beauty supply sales manager. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of the Elks Lodge in Irving.
Survivors include his wife Lois Williams, Gun Barrel City; sons Richard Lloyd Williams II, Firestone, Colo.; and Matthew Williams, Irving; daughters Pat Williams, Gun Barrel City; Claudia Tullos and husband Ron, Irving; Connie Homan and husband Larry, Red Oak; Beth Williams, Gun Barrel City; and Jennifer Varley, Dallas; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mildred Landrum
Graveside services for Mildred Louise Landrum, 79, Hideaway, were held Dec. 23, 2006, in the Oak Grove Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Patrick E. Rovel Jr. officiating under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale.
Landrum was born May 24, 1927, to Herman and Ethylene Cox Holtz and died Dec. 20, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband Hollis Landrum Sr., in June, 1994, and a son Hollis Landrum Jr. in 1996.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Angelia Landrum, Mt. Pleasant; sister Shirley Guillory, Kemp; grandson Matthew Douglas Landrum, Mt. Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews.