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Obituaries

JOE C. EAKIN III

Joe C. Eakin III was born in Waco on July 27, 1931, to Anne Pearl Wiggins Eakin and Joe Cecil Eakin Jr. He passed into eternity on April 14, 2022. His childhood was spent in Waco, Chilton and Marlin, where he graduated from Marlin High School in 1949. He entered Baylor University in 1949, majoring in history, and married Meriam Elder in 1953 in Kilgore. He graduated from Baylor University in 1954 and continued his education, receiving a bachelor of Divinity in 1957 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kent. He pastored Baptist churches in East Sabine, Tenaha and Mexia. He and his wife moved to Tyler in 1989 where they have been longtime members and supporters of Marvin United Methodist Church.

NETTIE FLORENCE GAMBLE JONES

NETTIE FLORENCE GAMBLE JONES

Nettie Florence Gamble Jones, 93, of Tyler, formally of Mexia, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 in Tyler. Florence was born January 10, 1929 to Mose and Nettie Gamble. She grew up in the Mexia area and graduated from Mexia High School. Florence married Roy (Sonny) Jones on July 15, 1950 and they spent many happy years together prior to his death on May 3, 2018. They were blessed with two children, Kathy and Kenny.

MONTA JO SEALE DUNN

MONTA JO SEALE DUNN

This year’s extraordinary Easter season became even more memorable when our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, welcomed Monta Jo Seale Dunn, 90, into His presence and her eternal home. She has long been His daughter, her family’s Mom and Mimmie and a treasured friend to legions.

DAVID RAY LEGGETT

DAVID RAY LEGGETT

David Ray Leggett was born August 18, 1942, to J.R. Leggett and Florence Arnold Leggett, and passed away April 13, 2022, at his home in Round Rock surrounded by his loved ones following a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers, Don Leggett, Larry Leggett and Glen Leggett, his son, David Leggett, Jr. and his granddaughter, Sarah Leggett.

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