Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


April 11, 2006

Obituaries for April 11

Dwala Fern Allbright Elder

RICHLAND — Dwala Fern Allbright Elder, 58, born March 17, 1948 in Jacksonville, TX., died on April 5, 2006 after a lengthy bout with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Bullard, TX, Thursday, April 13, 2006. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Elder of Richland,TX; three sons, Bert Turn and wife Mary Sue of Ellensburg,WA, Mart Elder and wife Christie of Chesapeake, VA., and Matt Elder and wife Christine of Richand, TX.; one step-son Michael Elder and wife Mia of Bradenton, Fl.; and five grandchildren, Schuyler Turn, Andrea Elder, Abby Elder, Kallie Elder, Michael Elder Jr. and Tiffany Elder. Dwala is also survived by two brothers, Monte and Charles Allbright of Jacksonville, as well as a host of other family members and friends.

Services are under the direction of Neptune Society 4101 Airport Freeway, (817) 838-5100.

Tom Watson

Graveside services for Tom Watson, 69, of Jacksonville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at Mount Comfort Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Copeland officiating, under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Watson died Monday, April 10, 2006, in Jacksonville. He was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Maydelle, Texas. He was a hair dresser and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tracy Watson; parents, Monterey and Flora Roach Watson and three sisters.

Survivors include his daughter, Tonya Watson of Rosharon, Texas; and sister, Pat Watson of Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at the funeral home.

Margaret Agnew Mullican

Graveside services for Margaret Agnew Mullican, 83, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and originally of Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler, Texas, with the Rev. Mitchel McRight officiating, under the direction of Autry Funeral Home of Jacksonville.

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