BAY SPRINGS, MS  — Rev. Herman E. (Gene) Early, 71 died Monday  April 6, 2009.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 9, at Mt. Vernon Congregational Methodist Church in Laurel, Mississippi. Interment followed in the Ellisville, MS. Cemetery.
After suffering many years with Huntington’s Chorea disease, the Rev. Early went to be with his Lord, Monday April 6, 2009.

The Rev. Early was born January 19, 1938 in Brady, TX, moved to Eldorado as a very young boy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Early. During his high school days, Gene (also known as “Herk”, was an employee of Parker Foods. The meat department was his love, but he worked throughout the store, including using his artistic abilities as the many signs displayed on the front windows. Gene’s father was an employee of the city for many years, working first in the street department and later working as the night watchman, until he was disabled because of Huntington’s Chorea disease. Both of Rev. Early’s parents are buried in Eldorado cemetery.


MIDLAND — Pauline “Poddy” Jones Lucas, of Midland, died Saturday, January 17, 2009.  
She was born November 21, 1925 to Thomas Kirk Jones and Marie Kerr Jones in Eldorado, Texas where she was raised and educated. Poddy was a 1947 graduate of Texas Christian University where she earned her B.A. in education. She was also a cheerleader and class favorite. In 1946, she was voted Homecoming Queen of TCU. On August 27, 1949, she married the love of her life, James L. Lucas in Eldorado, Texas.

Poddy was preceded in death by her sisters, Bernice Koy and Victoria Ohlenburg; brothers, John I. Jones, Richard Jones and Jack Jones.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, James L. Lucas; sons, James L. Lucas, Jr. and wife Brenda, Thomas Jack Lucas and wife Jan, Paul L. Lucas and wife Susan, Timothy E. Lucas and wife Julie; American Field Service Exchange Student, Jose Maria Cuñat-Vilar; sister, Rosalyn Reynolds; grandchildren, Erin Lucas, Jessica Barden, Joe Lindemood, Madelyn Lucas, Kristin Lucas, Lauren Lucas, James Matthew Lucas, Victoria Lucas, Garrett Lucas, Shannen Lucas; and great-granddaughter, Hailey Barden.


Carey Livingstone Tramel passed from this life on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 15 days, in San Angelo, Texas. He was born on July 26, 1916, in Greer County, Oklahoma, the fifth of six children born to James Dennis Tramel and his wife Verna Etha (Hudson) Tramel.

At an early age, he moved with his family to Bazette in Navarro County, Texas, where the family lived "on the sand hill" and farmed on property belonging to his cousin Jasper Tramel, in the area later known as the Hancock Ranch. Carey attended school at the three-room Wilson Schoolhouse and then graduated from Kerens High School in 1934.

On January 20, 1944, Carey married Lola Jenkins, whom he had known for most of his life. They had a long and happy marriage, living in Corsicana, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Oklahoma, and finally Midland, Texas. In Midland, he and his wife were long-time members of the Cuthbert & Austin St. church of Christ, where he served as an elder for several years. After his wife's death, Mr. Tramel moved to Schleicher County, Texas, near Eldorado, to live with one of his daughters.


Kelly Jo Blakeway, 32 of Eldorado, TX went to be with her Lord and Savior December 27, 2008. Kelly was born March 9, 1976 in Eldorado, TX, where she attended school and spent most of life. She never met a stranger and always considered everyone she met to be her friend. She will be remembered by her family as a very loving person.Kelly was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Radle Odom: her grandfather, William Radle, Jr.: and grandparents, Blake and Helen Blakeway.

Kelly is survived by her son, Jimmie Don Fleming of Shalamar, FL; grandmother, Louise Radle of Eldorado, TX; aunt and uncle, Norma and Gary Brawner of San Angelo, TX; cousins, Andrea Robledo of Bloomington, IN, Amy Robledo, Al Brown, Victoria Brown and Zachery Brown of Mertzon, TX. She is also survived by her stepfather, Sam Odom of Marble falls and stepbrothers Shawn Odom and family of Kingsland, TX and Justin Odom of Marble Falls.Many friends including very special friends Chris & Michael Jenkins and Raymond Trimble, Jr. Services were at the Eldorado Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 30.