Doris Edna Townley was born Aug. 31, 1928, in Opelika, and passed away
May 9, 2006, in Athens, at the age of 77.
Survivors include her husband Carl Townley, Gun Barrel City; children
Linda O’Brien, Katy; George Drexler Jr., Dallas; Patricia Hudson and
husband Dennis, Garland; sisters Peggy Davis and husband Ford, Ben
Wheeler, Phyllis Curtis and husband Charles, Brownsboro; Sandra
Mandujano, Dallas; and Candy Archer and husband Coleman, Bells; brothers
Donald Hatton and wife Bertha Ann, Murchison; Roger Hatton and wife
Janelle, Kemp; Lyndal Hatton and wife June, Deberry; and Phillip Hatton
and wife Surita, Athens.
The family would like to thank the special staff at West Place Nursing
Home and Genesis Hospice Care.
Services were held May 12, 2006, with burial in Mankin Cemetery in
Trinidad under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kemp.
Services for Robert R. Taylor were held May 17, 2006, at Tomlinson
Funeral Chapel in Seven Points.
Taylor was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Kaufman County and died May 14, 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert K. and Ona Taylor,
brother Adrain Taylor, sisters Nadine Corley and Lola Fay Smith.
He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, VFW in Seven Points and the
Survivors include his wife of more than 58 years Henrietta; son Michael
and Brenda Taylor, Mesquite; daughter Vicki and Terry Flint, Mesquite;
sister Charlene Foster, Dallas; four grandchildren and
Graveside services for Orville Demarcus “O.D.” Greenwood, 82, were held
May 6, 2006, at Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens under the direction of
Hilliard Funeral Home in Van.
Greenwood was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Prior, Okla. to the late Orville D.
and Marilda Rachel Puckett Greenwood and died May 3, 2006, in Malakoff.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Lou Greenwood, granddaughter
Ruth Ann King, one brother and three sisters.
Formerly of Mineola and Nocona, he had been a resident of Van for 19
years. He retired from Nocona Boot Company and served in the U.S. Army
Survivors include sons Gary Greenwood, Missouri; Orval, Tony and Leslie
Greenwood, all of Payne Springs; Curtis Greenwood, Oklahoma; daughters
Barbara Greenwood, Oklahoma; Carolynn Arnold, Canyon; and Judy Pruitt,
Van.; sister Babe Woodburn, California; 30 grandchildren and 35
Services for Norma J. Haworth, 78, Gun Barrel City, were held May 16,
2006, in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas with the Rev. Keith Hague
officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in
Haworth was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Dallas and died May 12, 2006, in
Previously of Dallas, she had lived in Gun Barrel City since 1963 and
was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons Michael Joe Penny, Kemp; and Kenneth Roy
Penny, Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
brother Robert Alan Gray, Wills Point; nieces, nephews, other family
members and many friends.
Services for Alvin Marable, 92, Mabank, were held May 17, 2006, at
Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Royce Barker officiating.
Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar
Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Marable was born Feb. 17, 1914, in Phalba and died May 14, 2006, in
He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Minnie Marable, one
brother, one sister and one son.
He was a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include his wife Marion Marable, Mabank; sons Clint Marable
and wife Anita, Sherman; Daniel Marable and wife Regina, Mabank;
daughters Cleo Shumate and husband Hardy, Mabank; Ina Mae Hughey and
husband Lynn, Mabank; Mary Taylor and husband Robert, Waco; brother
Thomas Marable and wife Janet, Mabank; sister Hattie Hughes, Brazoria;
17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.