Obituaries

     
    Dee Arlene Hale
Services for Dee Arlene "Dee" Hale, 64, Tool, were held March 6, 2006, at St. James Episcopal Church with Father Jerry Morriss officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank. 
Hale was born March 20, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., to Yvonne Jo McDaniel, and died March 2, 2006, in Tool after a battle with lung cancer.
She graduated from Central High School in Tulsa, Okla., and married A.O. "Buzzy" Hale of Tulsa Aug. 1, 1975. They moved to Dallas in 1983, where they raised her three stepdaughters.
After retirement in 1989, the couple moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area.
She had a passion for her family, church and community, volunteering her time to the Special Olympics, serving as past treasurer and vestry member of St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church, and working many hours helping young people at Kemp High School in the Athletic Department.
She was also a member of the Tool Chamber of Commerce and worked with the American Cancer Society.
She had a successful career in banking and continued to use her skills and talents to support many interests and activities.
Survivors include her husband, A.O. "Buzzy" Hale and three stepchildren, Dede, Kristi and Holly and their families; mother, Yvonne Jo McDaniel, Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Dee Anne Allen, Tulsa, Okla.; and Kennie Jo Blackwell, Saginaw; half-brothers, Doug Reynolds and Denny Wharton, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Ken McDaniel, Arlington; stepmother, Barbara McDaniel, Burnaby B.C., Canada.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer society for lung cancer research, or to the building fund at St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church, 10707 CR 4022, Kemp, TX 75143, Attention Father Jerry D. Morriss.

Royce Scott
Services for Royce Glenn Scott, 62, Yuma, Ariz., were held March 6, 2006, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Dub Henry officiating. Interment was in New Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
Scott was born Oct. 1, 1943, in Scurry to Milton Bruce and Martha Faye (Ballard) Scott and died March 1, 2006, in Yuma, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Bruce Scott.
He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was Baptist by faith. 
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Scott, Yuma, Ariz.; children, Angela Rawls, Longview; Tonya Scott, Coleman; Ava Scott, Waco; and Erick Coker and wife Tammi, Robinson; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Martha Scott, Kemp; brother, Douglas Scott and wife Nancy, Seagoville; sister, Vivian Trout and husband Dan, Kemp; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Grace Lee Mangum
Services for Grace Lee Mangum, 84, Grapevine, were held March 3, 2006, at Payne Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mangum was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Trion, Ga., and died March 2, 2006, in Fort Worth.
She was a personal care aide and will be remembered by a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Zetherine Vestal
Services for Zetherine Scott Vestal, 93, Gun Barrel City, were held March 4, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Gordon Vestal and Brent Tucker officiating. Burial was in Ware Cemetery in Kemp under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Vestal was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Tolosa and died March 1, 2006, in Gun Barrel City. She was preceded in death by her husband David Vestal.
She was a secretary and retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance. Previously of Dallas she spent most of her life in Kaufman County.
Survivors include her daughters, Pat Stokes and husband Bob, Kemp; and Sandy Roch‚ and husband Fred, Wood Canyon Waters; grandchildren, DeAnna Morris and husband Bob, Palestine; Cynthia Parker and husband Dale, Duncanville; Robert Charles D. Stokes and wife Serena Bernstein, Dallas; Stephen Roch‚ and wife Janie, Gun Barrel City; Deborah Roch‚, San Marcos; and Sharon Carlson and husband Brian, Flagstaff, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Shanda Mae Barksdale, San Marcos; Keenan Lee Barksdale, Duncanville; Justin Carlson, Phoenix, Ariz.; Amber and Dustin Maggard, Flagstaff, Ariz.; and Ashley Carlson, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Pallbearers were Fred Roch‚, Bob Stokes, Rob Stokes, Steve Roch‚s, Keenan Barksdale and Bob Morris.

Wanda Jones
Services for Wanda Sue Jones, 75, Malakoff, were held March 9, 2006, at the Parkview Missionary Baptist Church with Steven Abbott officiating. Burial was in Tool Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Jones was born Aug. 21, 1930, in the Eureka community to Jim and Georgia Blissett, and died March 6, 2006, in Athens.
She was a homemaker and member of the Parkview Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Royce Cox and wife Billie, Fort Worth; Geannie Howell and husband Terry, Corsicana; Larry Jones and wife Cheryl, Malakoff; Johnny Jones, Malakoff; stepson, David Jones and wife Lee, Jacksonville; sister, Louise Jackson, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Calvin Calhoun
Services for Calvin Wade Calhoun, 65, Mabank, were held March 6, 2006, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Calhoun was born June 30, 1940, in Palo Pinto County and died March 4, 2006, in Mabank. 
Previously of Kaufman, he lived most of his life in Mabank. He was a grocer and retired from Safeway in 1996. He was married May 20, 1966.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Calhoun, Mabank; son, Gregory Calhoun, Mabank; daughter, Kimberly Sharp and husband Todd, Payne Springs; brothers, Charles Calhoun, Carroll Calhoun and William Calhoun, all of Kaufman; sister, Shirley Pate, Farmington, N.M.; grandchildren, Sarah Calhoun, Elizabeth Sharp, Todd Sharp II and Rebeccah Sharp.

Paul Adair
Services for Paul Brooks Adair, 80, Malakoff, were held March 5, 2006, in the Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Edward W. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Adair was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Dallas and died March 2, 2006, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Annie Irene Adair, son, Bobby Adair, daughter, Sonia Castleberry, brother, Ben Adair and sister Lucille Adair.
He was a regional manager of a convenience store.
Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Weimer, Ferris; Margie Calaway, Malakoff; and Alice Thornton, Bonham; grandchildren, Deborah Beaver, Louis Elkins Jr., Chris Rust, Pam Kerr, David Lancaster, Andy Morgan and Tony Morgan; and several great-grandchildren.