Obituaries

     
   

Doris Townley
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.

Robert Taylor
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 Teamsters.
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 great-grandchildren.

O.D. Greenwood
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 in 1943.
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 great-grandchildren.

Norma Haworth
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 Mabank.
Haworth was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Dallas and died May 12, 2006, in Tyler.
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.

Alvin Marable
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 Canton.
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.