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  Patsy Lynn Davis
Graveside services for Patsy Lynn Davis, 77, were held Dec. 27, 2007, at the Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Davis was born June 13, 1930, in Emhouse to Amanda Richards and Isaac Mitchell and died Dec. 24, 2007, in an Athens hospital. She was preceded in death by a brother Sonny Mitchell and sisters Zava Woods and Maurine Williams.
She was raised in Dallas and later moved to the Kemp area in 1964. She married Raymond Henry Davis April 26, 1946.
She worked for Daltex Equipment Service Company in Dallas and was a member of the Pleasant Oaks Baptist Church in Dallas.
Survivors include her husband Raymond Davis, Kemp; brother Jerry Wayne Mitchell, Dallas; sisters Barbara Davis, Kaufman; and Mildred Shotwell, Kemp; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives and friends.

Linda Raines
Services for Linda Rebecca Raines, 61, Kemp, were held Dec. 27, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Homes in Seven Points with Bro. Leonard Eason officiating. Interment followed in Ware Cemetery in Kemp.
Raines was born July 18, 1946, in Tucson, Ariz. to the late Eunice and Henry Dewitt and died Dec. 22, 2007, in Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Art Raines, son-in-law Robert D. Neuwirth III and sister Johnnie Davis.
She was a nurse in home health and a member of the Styx Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters Angela and husband Nickey Pool, Styx; and Cheryl Neuwirth, Huntsville; sons Thomas and wife Terri Eason, Seven Points; and Steven and wife Debbie Eason, New Orleans, La.; sister Wanda Tynes, Arizona; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Walter Jones
Services for Walter Leroy Jones, 75, Eustace, were held Dec. 28, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Eustace with the Rev. Paul McKinney officiating. Interment was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Jones was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Buffalo and died Dec. 25, 2007, in Eustace. He was preceded in death by his parents Effie Mae and Newton Jones.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Eustace since 1977 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eustace. He retired from Sears Roebuck and Company after 43 years of service as a warehouse manager. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Wannell Jones, Eustace; sons Roy Jones and wife Kathy, Eustace; and Randle Jones and wife Jan, Eustace; sister Vergie Lindsey, Tacoma, Wash.; grandchildren Kenny Samford, Chance Samford, Troy Jones and Crystal Carpenter; seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ken Jones, Calvin Williams, Craig Graham, Troy Jones, Royce Mosley and Harold Griffith.

Hester Judd
Graveside services for Hester Pauline Judd, 87, Canton, were held Dec. 23, 2007, with the Rev. Dan Tarno officiating at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.
Judd was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Van Zandt County to Tessie Pennington and Robe Easley and died Dec. 21, 2007, in Athens.
She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church of Canton and loved flowers and gardening.
Survivors include her husband Newton Judd, Canton; daughter Wanda Whitworth and husband Phil, Gun Barrel City; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sisters Christine Stegall and husband Durwood, Canton; and Ann Thompson and husband Olan, Canton; other family members and friends.

Ray Yeager
A memorial service for Ray Yeager, 48, Payne Springs, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Yeager was born Jan. 20, 1959, in Selma, Ala., and died Dec. 21, 2007, in Payne Springs.
Previously of Irving, he had resided in Payne Springs for the past 12 years. He was a retired electrician from Scovel Electric.
Survivors include his wife Natalie Sharman, Payne Springs; daughters Amy Smith and husband Chuck, Keller; and April Kennedy and husband Robert, Irving; grandchildren Cody, Bo, Hope, Dusty, Brady, Lane and Jarod.

I.D. Payne
A memorial service for I.D. Payne, 70, Gun Barrel City will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Payne was born Feb. 23, 1937, in Grandfield, Okla. and died Dec. 24, 2007, in Tyler.
He had resided in Gun Barrel City for 30 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was a small-engine mechanic and member of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 310 in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include his wife Robbie Payne, Gun Barrel City; daughters Brenda Fultz, Gun Barrel City; Jonda Payne, McAllen; and Sheryl Payne, McAllen; sons Richard Payne, McAllen; and Carl Dunn, Gun Barrel City; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donald Kierig
Services for Donald L. Kierig, 62, Enchanted Oaks, were held at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Kierig was born June 23, 1945, in Healdsburg, Calif. and died Dec. 21, 2007, in Athens.
Previously of Irving, he had resided in Enchanted Oaks for the past 1˝ years. He retired from American Airlines and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was an electrician.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Kierig, Enchanted Oaks; sons Ronald Kierig and wife Florence, North Richland Hills; and Richard Kierig, Irving; daughter Shaunna Christianson, Stockton, Calif.; granddaughters Tamara and Kristen Kierig; brothers William Kierig, Mullins, Idaho; Robert and Ronald Kierig, both of San Diego, Calif.; Michael Kierig, Watauga; and Steve Kierig, Flower Mound; sisters Shannon Bishop and Susan Walter, both of San Diego, Calif.

Jack Wood
Services for Jack William Wood, 90, Kemp, were held Dec. 28, 2007, in the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Revs. Steve Glosup and J.J. Moore officiating.
Burial was in Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Wood was born Jan. 24, 1917, in Tolosa to the late Martha Williamson and John Wood and died Dec. 23, 2007, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his wife Faustine Wood in 2005, brothers Johnny and Leonard Wood, sisters Pat Pavlis and Katherine Morrison.
He was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in World War II and the Korean War. Following his retirement he owned and operated the City Cleaners in Kemp, employed at Green’s Supermarket in Mabank and later retired from Brookshire’s Grocery Store. He served on the Kemp City Council and was Mayor of the City of Kemp.
He was a charter member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Kemp. He loved God, his family and country. He enjoyed gardening and playing golf.
Survivors include his daughter Margaret Jones and husband Howard, Mabank; grandchildren Jason Jones and wife Catrina, Forney; and Jenny Alexander and husband Chad, Tyler; great-granddaughter Hannah Jones and Kate on the way; brother-in-law Bill Pavlis; sister and brohter-in-law Jodie and Sonny Myrick; brother-in-law Pete Evans; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other extended family and friends.
Pallbearers were Jeff Brown, Mike Myrick, Gary Kinney, Harvey McDougald, Jerome Thomason and Chad Alexander.