Obituaries

     
    Evelyn Wang
Services for Evelyn Wang, Mesquite, were held March 14, 2006, at Roselawn Memorial Chapel in Seagoville.
Wang was born May 17, 1917, in San Francisco, Calif., to Henry and Anna Ducroux and died March 9, 2006, in Mesquite. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Formerly of Haward, Calif., she moved to Texas in 1995. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Anthony “Tony” Wang; son, Donald Smith and wife Julie, Payne Springs; grandchildren, John Lee Mathis and wife Donna; and Allen Reid Mathis and wife Debi; great-grandchildren, Halie and Dylan Mathis and Brandon Black; also her many friends at the Senior Center of Seagoville, Buckner Retirement Home, Christian Care Center and Colonial Retirement Lodge.

Dortha Arnold
Services for Dortha Grace “Dot” Arnold, 72, Kemp, were held March 12, 2006, at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church with the Revs. Chuck Weber and Irvan Anthony officiating. Burial was in Tool Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Arnold was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Van Zandt County and died March 9, 2006, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Linnie Wilson, brothers, Sammy Wilson and Herman Wilson and sister, Wilma Wilson.
She was a homemaker, lived most of her life in Arnold Hills and loved to play golf.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Arnold, Kemp; daughters, Debra Lynn Gunderson and husband Charles, Kemp; Dell Hamilton and husband Rodney, Kemp; brothers, J.D. Wilson, Houston; C.D. Wilson, Houston; and Darrell Wilson, Houston; grandchildren, Tyler Hamilton, Brent Nickelson, Ashley Hamilton, Lynsey Nickelson and Brandy Kirkland; great-granddaughter, Saylor Grace Nickelson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.
Pallbearers were Tyler Hamilton, Brent Nickelson, Rodney Hamilton, Rick Smith, Charles Gunderson and Gary Parker.

J.D. Watkins
Services for J.D. Watkins, 73, Gun Barrel City, were held March 16, 2006, in Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Hurlburt officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Watkins was born Sept. 25, 1932, in San Augustine and died March 11, 2006, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a peace officer. Previously of California, he had lived here since 1997. He was married for 22 years and retired from the Los Angeles Federal Police in 1980.
Survivors include his wife, Dee Watkins, Gun Barrel City; daughters, Joy Watkins, Mabank; and Robyn Wheeler and husband
Ron, Mabank; sons, James Watkins, Mabank; and Jeff Lewis, New York; sisters Elmira Mallard, Jacksonville; Johnny Faye, Chapel Hill; Annie Lee, Jacksonville; and Nell Montgomery, Troup; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Al Richardson, Ron Wheeler, Norris Montgomery, Anthony Watkins, Rick Buffington, Tracy Spiker and Tyron Watkins.

Betty Jean Evans
Services for Betty Jean Evans, Kemp, were held March 15, 2006, at the Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill McMullen and Todd Peavy officiating.
Interment followed in Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Evans was born May 23, 1926, in Forney and died March 13, 2006, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by a son, Roy Gene Evans.
She was raised in Talty and moved to Dallas in 1943, where she married Roy Evans Nov. 10. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kemp and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Evans, Kemp; son, Mark Thomas Evans, Kemp; daughters, Brenda Floyd, Scurry; Janice Wells, Tyler; and Phyllis Capehart, Kemp; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; aunts, Altena Hancock, Stephenville; and Myrtle McGraw, Longview.

David Brent Allen
David Brent Allen,- lovingly referred to as “Tater,” was born in Tyler May 20, 1968, to Same D. Allen and Brenda Williams.
Brent passed away March 5, 2006, in Kerens.
He moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area for a short time before moving back to Tyler.
His grandparents, Walter and Catherine Allen and Bill Williams, preceded Brent in death.
He is survived by his parents Sam and Deloris Allen of Kaufman; and Brenda Allen of Tyler; brothers Dusty Allen of Bullard; and Micah Allen of Tyler; grandmother Ailene Williams of Tyler; three nephews and one niece and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services were held March 11, 2006, at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home with James and Brian McWorter officiating. Memorial arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.

Iva Meyer
Services for Iva Irene Meyer, 89, Mabank, were held March 13, 2006, in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Hellwigg officiating.
Burial was in Schauffhauser Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Meyer was born April 2, 1916, in Marvell, Ark., and died March 10, 2006, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden Meyer, parents, Jim and Alice Cooper, son Max Meyer, granddaughter Sherry Guthrie and great-grandson James Guthrie.
She was a sales clerk.
Survivors include her sons, Judd and wife Lend Guthrie, Payne Springs; Tommy and wife Vivian Guthrie, Ashdown, Ark.; Landon and wife Marge Myer, Wakefield, Ind.; daughter Marilyn and husband Larry Coleman, Holly Grove, Ark.; three grandsons and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Corn, Russell Corn, Bryan Corn, Chris Coleman, Keith Guthrie and Darian Jones.

Johnnie Morrison
Services for Johnnie “Red” Morrison, 32, Gun Barrel City, were held March 16, 2006, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home with the Rev. Van Quick officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Morrison was born Sept. 22, 1973, in Santa Anna, Calif., and died March 10, 2006, in Gun Barrel City.
He was a plumber.
Survivors include his mother, Cynthia Perkins, Gun Barrel City; daughters, Britany, Savannah and Shanleigh Morrison, all of Cisco; brother, Thomas Romano Jr., Gun Barrel City; sister, Tonya Langston, Gun Barrel City; grandparents, Johnnie Stallcup and wife Shirley, Gun Barrel City; and numerous nieces.