Obituaries

     
   

Mary Gidden
Services for Mary L. Gidden, 75, Payne Springs, were held May 22, 2006, in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Gidden was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Dallas and died May 15, 2006, in Payne Springs.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Edgar C. Gidden, Payne Springs; and sons James and Timothy Gidden.

Connie Matthews
Connie Lee Matthews, 56, Mabank, was born Jan. 7, 1950, in Roswell, N.M. to Thomas Jefferson Kee and Arline Taylor, and died May 11, 2006, in Hico.
Cremation was held in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home in Dublin.
She was married to Billie David Matthews and was a Baptist by faith. She was a retired cashier for Wal-Mart.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law Billie Lee and Kathy Matthews, Mabank; Larry and Kandi Matthews, Palestine; and Gary and Heather Matthews, Gun Barrel City; daughter and son-in-law Melaine and James Fisher, Altus; nine grandchildren; mother Arline Taylor Brown, Hico; brothers and sisters-in-law Brig. Gen. Dimpsy and Mary Kee, Washington, D.C.; Johnny and Marla Carr, Yuma, Ariz.; and Tommie and Michelle Kee, Lamesa.

Maria Cervantes
Mass of Christian Burial for Maria “Tina” Cervantes, 82, Gun Barrel City (formerly of Dallas) was held May 23, 2006, in St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City with Monsignor John Brennan officiating. Rosary was said May 22, 2006, in Eubank Memorial Chapel. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Cervantes was born Dec. 2, 1923, to Pietro L. and Filomena (Marcis) Desogus in the Province of Villasor, Sardinia, Italy, and died May 18, 2006, at her home.
She was preceded in death by her “Bello,” husband of 52 years, Romulo “Ray” Cervantes.
She was proud of her family and her Italian heritage.
Survivors include her sons Peter L. Cervantes, Carrollton; Romulo Cervantes and wife Ellen, Loveland, Colo.; Jesse G. Cervantes and Rick Burton, Charleston, S.C.; and John J. Cervantes, Flower Mound; daughter-in-law Barbara Cervantes, Flower Mound; daughter Chris Starrett and husband Don, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Howard, Kevin and Greg Starrett, Tammy, Colleen, Lee, Theresa Cervantes, Rob Sloan, Danielle and Christy Cervantes; great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Timothy, Anthony Cervantes and Aaron Alford and Cameron Starrett and numerous cousins, along with a host of friends in the U.S and Italy.
Pallbearers were Greg Starrett, Lee Cervantes, Kevin Starrett, Howard Starrett, Rick Burton and Mike Cervantes.

Russell Lowrie Jr.
A memorial service for Russell Charles “R.C.” Lowrie Jr., 47, a former resident of Mabank, will be held May 25, 2006, at Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Trinidad under the direction of Littles and Sons Funeral Home of Waco.
Lowrie was born July 30, 1958, to R.C. “Snookie” and Carl Elizabeth Lowrie and died in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sheila Kennedy Lowrie.
Survivors include his sisters Sylvia Robertson, Gun Barrel City; Patsy Johnson, Fort Worth; Linda Hornbuckle, Trinidad; Cassandra Lowrie and Elizabeth Lowrie, Mabank; Tamika Lowrie, Canton; and Latoya Lowrie, Tyler; brother Richard Lowrie, Mabank; uncle Master Sgt. Ret. Willie F. Thomas, Dallas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ivan Greenhaw
Services for Ivan Wayne Greenhaw, 72, Palestine, were held May 23, 2006, at Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Mike Steindorff officiating. Interment was in King Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Greenhaw was born May 28, 1933, in Mabank and died May 20, 2006, in Methodist Hospital.
Survivors include his wife Margie Greenhaw, Palestine; sons Wayne Greenhaw, Mabank; Mike Greenhaw, Seattle, Wash.; and David Greenhaw, Mansfield; daughter Sally Abbott, Palestine; brother Charles Greenhaw, Nevada; sister Anne Lawing, Rockport; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.