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2004

Sunday, August 4, 2004

No Obits

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

No Obits

Sunday, August 15, 2004

LOYCE DURMON March 4, 1936 – Aug. 8, 2004

Graveside services for Loyce Durmon, 68, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug 11 at Courtland Cemetery with the Rev. LeRoy Howell officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

Durmon was born in Cass County. He worked for Morton-Thiokol for 37 years in the labs. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty McCoy. Survivors include one daughter, Jacquelyn Williams of Atlanta; one brother, Lelon Durmon of Queen City; one sister, Floyce McKinley of Queen City; two grandchildren, Kathryn Steward and husband, Thomas and Will Williams; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas and Lilly Steward. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)
BEN CAMPBELL Oct. 17, 1973 - Aug. 10, 2004

Graveside services for Ben Campbell, 30, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubach, La., with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating. Interment followe4d under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

Campbell was born in Ruston, La. He attended First Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby G. and Sara Campbell and one brother, Don Campbell. Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Jay Tidwell of Atlanta; one sister-in-law, Lisa Campbell Gibbs of Monroe, La.; and six nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home or to the charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)
NOAH BARNEY JACKSON Sept. 10, 1911 - Aug. 12, 2004

Funeral services for Noah Barney Jackson, 92, of Avinger will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

BEULAH JONES Sept. 6, 1917 - Aug. 11, 2004

Funeral services for Beulah Jones, 86, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JENNIE J. JONES

Mrs. Jones was born March 5, 1914 in Delta County to Watler R. and Mary Thurmond Jenkins and departed this world on Aug. 11 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Jones was a resident of Atlanta since 1957. She and her husband Howell Jones owned and operated Jones Grocery and Service Station on the Linden highway in Atlanta for over 20 years. The last seven years of her life she was a resident of Rose Haven Retreat in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howell Jones, whom she married in 1957, who passed away June 22, 1990. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug 13 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper. Mrs. Jones is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jack H. and Betty Armstrong of Galveston; three grandchildren, Bob Armstrong and wife, Lisa of Coppell, Steven Armstrong and Stacy Walsh, both of Galveston; one niece, Gloria Matthews and husband, Jerry of Cooper and six great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. James Morris and the staff of Atlanta Memorial Hospital and Rose Haven Retreat for the many years of concern and care of Mrs. Jones. (pd)

FRANCES R. SMITHEN

Services for Frances R. Smithen, 79, of Denison were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at Bratcher Funeral Chapel in Denison. She died Thursday, Aug. 5 at Texoma Medical Center. The Rev. Stephen Pyle and the Rev. Mark Mitchell officiated, followed by burial at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home. Smithen was born on Oct. 12, 1924 in Texarkana, daughter of James Landon and Era Allen Riley. She graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce. On Aug. 7, 1948, she married John K. Smithen in Cass County. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2001. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Denison. She served as a County Home Demonstration agent and substitute teacher, in addition to being a homemaker. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John and Jeanne Smithen of Denison; two daughters, Nancy Smithen and Anne Smithen, both of Lewisville; two grandchildren, Chad Cariat of Fort Worth and Riley Smithen of Denison; two sisters, Helen Riley of Queen City and Jane Studebaker of Raymondville; one brother, James L. Riley of Longview; and one aunt, Irene A. Pardue of Arlington. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 601 W. Woodard, Denison, Texas 75020 or Home Hospice of Grayson County, P. O. Box 2306, Sherman Texas 75901. (pd)

EDWARD WAYNE CHISM Jan 22, 1952 - Aug. 11, 2004

Funeral services for Edward Wayne Chism, 52, of Linden will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

FREDDY C. SPRAYBERRY Jan. 17, 1971 - Aug. 13, 2004

Funeral services for Freddy C. Sprayberry, 33, of Bivins were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16 at Bethsaida "Y" Baptist Church in Cass County with the Rev. Clayton Sheets officiating. Interment followed in the Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Sprayberry was preceded in death by his parents, Mancel and Marnie Sprayberry, and one brother, Michael Ray Sprayberry. Survivors include his wife, Gwen Sprayberry of Bivins; one son, Joshua Long of Bivins; one daughter, Jordan Sprayberry of Bivins; and one step-son, Brandon Greenwood; four brothers; James Sprayberry and Mark Sprayberry, both of Bivins and John Sprayberry and Mancel Sprayberry Jr., both of Atlanta; six sisters, Patsy Wilder of Bivins, Anna Tollison, Lydia Hasha and Brenda Peacock, all of Atlanta, Doris Rollins of Princeton, La. And Phyllis Hamilton of Bloomburg; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Charlene McEntire; mother-in-law, Carman McEntire; sisters-in-law, Rene Webb and Crystal Huddleston; brothers-in-law, Jerry McEntire, Andy McEntire and Reggie McEntire; and numerous nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

RUBY N. COWAN May 4, 1926 - Aug. 13, 2004

Funeral services for Ruby N. Cowan, 78, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. John Burchell officiating. Interment followed in the Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Cowan worked for Henson-Kickernick Co. for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley H. Cowan, Sr. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Diane Cowan of Moody; one daughter, Pamela Cowan of Atlanta; one sister, Arrie Stroud of Kilgore; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to0 www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

LEE POWELL June 22, 1931 - Aug 14, 2004

Funeral services for Lee Powell, 73, of Mims were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ALFRED L. HUMPHREY SR. Dec. 15, 1917 - Aug. 8, 2004

Graveside for Alfred L. Humphrey Sr., 87, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

MARTHA PAULETTE March 24, 1920 - Aug. 15, 2004

Graveside services for Martha Paulette, 84, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

ROSE MARY PATTEN BUMGARDNER May 8, 1927 - July 21, 2004

Services were held on Wednesday, July 29 in Oroville, Calif., for Rose Mary Patten Bumgardner, formerly of Bright Star, Ark. Rose Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bumgardner; her parents, D.W. and Effie Patten; two brothers, J. W. Patten and James L. Pattern; and two sisters, Beatrice Patten and Frances Patten Malone. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Jay Tucker of California; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Sue Bumgardner of California; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Jimmy Brown of Bloomburg; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. (pd)
JANE MANNOR May 18, 1941 - Aug 17, 2004

Funeral Services for Jane Manor, 63, of Maud were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

COY HARPER May 29, 1916 - Aug. 16, 2004

Funeral services for Coy Harper, 88, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at Laws Chapel Methodist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Gloria Jennings and the Rev. Dale Vickers officiating. Interment followed in the Laws Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Harper attended Laws Chapel Methodist Church where he also led the choir for several years. He sang with the Henshaw Quartet for 17 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He landed on Omaha Beach and received a Purple Heat for being injured in France. He was a retired television repairman. Harper was preceded in death by four sisters. Survivors include his wife, Zelma Harper of Atlanta; one brother, Reed Harper of Atlanta; nine nieces, Willa Dean Hawthorn of Atlanta, Homerzelle Markos of Queen City, Sara Sue Thomas of Uvalde, Betty Sue Watkins of Atlanta, Rebecca McAlexander of Wake Village, Linda Baker of Atlanta, Anna Lee Ruby of Beaumont, Mary Jean Brehm of Caldwell and Edwina Hubbard of Texarkana; five great-nephews; and nine great-nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Laws Chapel Church, 2130 Farm to Market 995, Atlanta, Texas 75551. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

 

ROXIE MAE SPENCER

Private memorial services for Roxie Mae Spencer, 86, will be held at a later date. She passed away Friday, Aug. 20 in a Longview nursing facility. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.

Spencer was born Nov. 4, 1917 in Maud to Odie James and Lillie Mae Shaver. She moved to Longview from Atlanta where she had been a resident for 25 years. She also lived in Dallas and was a circuit board supervisor for Texas Instruments for 10 years. Spencer was also a former resident of Maud and Texarkana. She was an avid gardener and loved animals, especially cats, and was a Baptist.

Spencer was preceded in death by her parents.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Spencer and William Sydney Bratton of Longview; one granddaughter, Dr. Sherilyn Emberton of Longview; one grandson, Keith Emberton and his wife, Tonya of Fayetteville, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Grant and Cole Emberton; three sisters and one brother-in-law; Doris and George Haggard of Naples, Dona B. Stewart of Atlanta and Audrey Stover of Texarkana; two nieces, Barbara McCoy of Atlanta and Brenda Moon of Texarkana; and four nephews, Mark Stewart and Mitchell Haggard, both of Atlanta, Dale Haggard of Abilene and Keith Haggard of Albuquerque, N.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart’s Way Hospice of Northeast Texas, 1306 Pine Tree Rd., Longview, Texas 75604.

A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com. (pd)

 

HERSCHEL ELLIOTT April 24, 1924 – Aug 22, 2004
Funeral services for Herschel Elliott, 80, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Chris Cowan officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Marietta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

Elliott was born in Marietta and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Amanda Elliott, two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include two sisters, Marian Cobb of Atlanta and Winnie Smith of Richardson and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

TERRELL M. FANT Dec. 24, 1912 – Aug. 19, 2004

Funeral services for Terrell M. Fant, 91, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, August 29, 2004

ROBERT JOSEPH ANTHONY

Robert Joseph Anthony, 82, died Wednesday, July 29 at his home in Midlothian. He was a 1939 graduate of Bloomburg High School. Born in Texas, he was the son of the late Thomas Anthony and Fay Endsley Anthony, and the widower of Eileen Donovan Anthony. A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at St. Gabriel’s in Virginia. He was a retired lieutenant colonel of the United States Marine Corps, having served 30 years. After his military career, he worked for First Interstate Bank as a vice president, until his retirement in 1987. He and his wife were active members of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church in Anaheim, Calif. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in California and served as Grand Knight in 1975-76. When he moved to Virginia, he became a charter member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Robert John Thomas Anthony, and his brother, Kenneth Anthony. He is survived by his son, Alan Joseph Anthony of Chesterfield, Va.; three sisters, Helen Anthony Pyle and Hershey Anthony Thompson, both of Bloomburg, and Jerry Anthony Turner of Waskom; one sister-in-law, Charlotte Anthony of Shreveport, La.; two grandsons, Robert Craig Anthony of Colorado and Michael Stephen Anthony of Arkansas; two granddaughters, Theresa Renee Anthony of North Carolina and Alana Faye Anthony of Virginia; one great-granddaughter, Andrea Morgan Anthony; and one great-grandson, Bradley Conner Anthony, both of Colorado.

JENNIE V. MAYFIELD June 13, 1914 - Aug 19, 2004

Funeral services for Jennie V. Mayfield, 90, of Jefferson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug 28. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

LORI CHEATHAM July 6, 1963 - Aug. 25, 2004

Lori Cheatham, born in Texarkana, went on to be with the Lord in Houston at the age of 41. Funeral services will held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at Chapelwood Funeral Home with Edward Eaton, Joe Stebeck and John Whithem officiating. Services are under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Michael Cheatham; one son, Benjamin Cheatham; and one daughter, Callie Cheatham, all of Lake Jackson; parents, Alvin and Linda Jackson of Wake Village; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and James Daniels of Wake Village; one niece, Aimee Gilliland of Texarkana; two nephews, Eric and Drew Daniels, both of Wake Village. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Fellowship Church Building Fund, 200 Lake Rd., Lake Jackson, Texas 77556. (pd)

OTIS L. "BUDDY" TONG JR Jan. 5, 1932 - Aug. 23, 2004

Private memorial services for Otis L. Tong Jr., 72, of Queen City will be held at a later date. He passed away Monday at Baylor Medical Center. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Gonzales Funeral Home in Dallas.

WYNNELL REDFEARN WILLIS TAYLOR March 1, 1944 - Aug. 26, 2004

Funeral services for Wynnell Redfearn Willis Taylor, 60, of Hughes Springs will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home will handle the arrangements

SEPTEMBER 2004

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2004
AUDREY MARIE SISCO Sept. 27, 1930 – Aug. 27, 2004

Funeral services for Audrey Marie Sisco, 73, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at New Hope Baptist Church in Cass County with the Rev. David Baxley and the Rev. Kevin Burton officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Sisco was born in Tampa, Fla. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to fish, work in her garden and can what she grew. Survivors include her husband, Lowell Sisco of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law; John and Debbie Sisco of Bloomburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Gloria Faye and Billy Williamson of Atlanta; one brother, John Jump of Kissimmee, Fla.; six grandchildren, Tammy Wray and husband, Kyle, Stacy Crumpler and husband, Steve, Laini Kiser and husband, Neal, Melinda Adcock and husband, Steven, Donna Williamson, and Keri Parker and husband, David; and 14 great-grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Kymberle’e and Taylor Wray, Haleigh, Brianna and Alexis Adcock, Blake and Brett Crumpler, Jonathan Stanton, Zoe Williamson, Olivia Kiser, Dawson Parker and Jamie Sharry and wife, Jan. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)

 

 

VERNESSA B. ROBINSON May 13, 1912 – Aug. 24, 2004

 

Funeral services for Vernessa B. Robinson, 92, of Naples were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday - September 5, 2004

LELA HUGHES DAVIS Aug 30, 1913 – Sept 1, 2003

Funeral services for Lela Hughes Davis, 91, of Carthage will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at Jimerson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Huffines Cemetery south of Atlanta at 4 p.m. Saturday. Buddy Bankhead and Mark Sloan will officiate. Mrs. Davis passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1 t her home with her family by her side. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jimerson Funeral Home.

She was born Lela Verna Hughes in Cass. She was the daughter of William Robert and Mamie Pillow Hughes. Mrs. Davis was a dedicated homemaker and devoted mother. She had lived in Carthage since 1954. Mrs. Davis never met a stranger and always had a smile for anyone she met in passing. She was a member of Carthage Church of Christ and took great pride in taking her famous chicken and dressing to all the church fellowship function. She will be deeply missed by her family and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sidney S. Davis; two sons, Robert Davis and Ted Davis; one granddaughter, Judy Lynch Lesmen; one daughter-in-law, Vicki Armstrong Davis; one granddaughter-in-law, Sheri Lynch; three sisters and two brothers.

Loving survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Gene Lynch of Huffines, Shirley and Harold Denman of Tyler, Linda and Jim Mims of Lindale and Dixie and Tommy Boothe of Carthage; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Jerrie Davis of Carthage, Randy Davis of Tyler and Jan Davis of El Paso; two brothers, Dale Hughes of Denton and Neal Hughes of Atlanta; one sister, Ruby Lawhon of Mount Pleasant; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews. (pd)

 

LUCILLE CLEMENTS Oct. 11, 1910 – Aug. 31, 2004

 

Funeral services for Lucille Clements, 93, of Queen City were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept 3 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Dupree officiating. Interment followed in Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

Clements was born in Cass County and was a member of Queen City United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Carole Clements of Dallas; one daughter, B. J. Webb of Stowe, Ohio; two sisters, Jo Frieberger of Atlanta and Opal Hill of Texarkana; five grandchildren, Teresa Tiffin of Pisgah, Ala., Dennis Stalcup and Lisa McComack, both of Dallas and Curtis Ronald Clements and Anita McDonald, both of Quinlan; five great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

EDDIE G. WHITE June 6, 1952 – Aug. 30, 2004

 

Funeral services for Eddie G. White, 53, of Mount Pleasant will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

HAROLD "HARRY" MEYER, JR May 5, 1947 – Aug. 30, 2004

 

Graveside services for Harold "Harry" Meyer Jr., 57, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

 

ELWOOD BISHOP July 7, 1909 – Sept. 3, 2004

 

Funeral services for Elwood Bishop, 95, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

MOZELLE O. PYLAND April 4, 1931 – Sept. 5, 2004

 

Funeral services for Mozelle O. Pyland, 73, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

ARTHUR LEE MIMS SR. Nov. 9, 1917 – Sept. 3, 2004

 

Funeral services for Arthur Lee Mims Sr., 86, of Daingerfield are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Sunday - September 12, 2004

 

JAMES W. DAUGHERTY Jan. 28, 1947 – Sept. 6, 2004

 

Graveside services with military honors for James W. Daugherty, 57, of Hooks were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens in Nash with the Rev. Ron Rinnert officiating. Services were held under the direction of Bates-Rolf Funeral Home of New Boston.

Daugherty was born in Evansville, Ind. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service, including three tours in Vietnam (Can Tho, Cam Ranh Bay, and Nha Trang). He also served three tours in Germany. He was employed as a security guard at Red River Army Depot.

James was a loving husband, son, father, brother and grandfather. He will be missed by his wife, Thach Daugherty of Hooks; his parents, Wavie and Irene Daugherty of Evansville; one son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Tara Daugherty of Atlanta, one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Tracy Hout of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; one brother, Daniel Daugherty of Gentryville, Ind.; three sisters, Karen Mitchell and Thonda Daugherty, both of Lincoln City, Inc., and Linda Rodgers of Robinson, Ill.; grandchildren, Boomer and Hunter Daugherty and Brandi and Kasey Hout. He will also be missed by two special pets, Max and Cody. (pd)

 

BARBARA JUANEL LUMMUS March 4, 1939 – Sept. 7, 2004

 

Funeral services for Barbara Hyabek Kynnysm 65, of White Oak were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gladewater with Phillip Hancock officiating. Interment followed in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview under the direction of Croley Funeral Home.

Lummus was born in Gilmer and was a retired bus driver for the Gregg County Co-op.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Harvey and Alma Bouknight; one sister, Nelda Kate Bouknight; and one brother, William Durwood Bouknight.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Joe Lummus of White Oak; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Steve Sweeney of East Mountain; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Brad and Lisa Lummus of Kilgore and Douglas Lummus of White Oak; one adopted daughter, Jessica Petter of LaPorte; four grandchildren, Matthew Sweeney, Brandon Lummus, Joshua Lummus and Mason Morehead; two sisters, Ruth Boles of Longview and Cullie Hancock Trumble of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were David Boles, Darrell Boles, Michey Boles, William Wooten, Ronnie Ferguson, Jerry Tincher, Jerald Leeper and Steve Williamson, Honorary pallbearers were Randy Hancock, Jessie James, James Morehead and the grandchildren. (pd)

 

PANSY RUTH SCOTT Oct. 26, 1928 – Sept. 6, 2004

 

Funeral services for Pansy Ruth Scott, 75, were held Thursday, Sept. 9. McGuire Funeral Home of Vivian, La., handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday - September 15, 2004

KATHY KIMMONS Jan. 3, 1950 – Sept. 12, 2004

 

Graveside services for Kathy Kimmons, 54, of Atlanta were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta with the Rev. Gary Kessler and the Rev. Joe Hunt officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

Kimmons was born in Shreveport, La., and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. She worked for Henson Kickernick for 17 years.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Kimmons of Atlanta; one daughter, Kimberly Kimmons of Atlanta; her father Eugene W. Grafton of Atlanta; two sisters, Ella Jean Shirff of Atlanta and Beverly Galloway of Illinois; and one sister-in-law, Sally Kimmons Harris of Belton.

Condolences may be made at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

WAYNE W. ROBERTS April 17, 1933 – Sept. 12, 2004

 

Graveside services for Wayne W. Roberts, 71, of Bivins were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Smyrna Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Noble officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

Roberts was born in Cass County. He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. A. J. and Azelle Roberts; and two brothers, Harold W. Roberts and Bobby Lee Roberts.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Jon McLeod of McLeod; one sister-in-law, Winnie Roberts of Bloomburg; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be made at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

OPAL ROBERTS Feb. 5, 1905 – Sept. 13, 2004

 

Funeral services for Opal Brown, 99, of Doddridge, Ark., are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

Brown was born in Miller County and was a member of Olive Branch Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Freddie and Bobbie Brown of Atlanta and James and Miene Brown of Doddridge, Ark.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty Cut6shall of Doddridge, Ark., and Bertie and James Wunderlich of Tomball; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olive Branch Cemetery. Condolences may be made to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

MAJOR R.E. "AL" ALLISON SR. Sept. 27, 1936 – Sept. 10, 2004

 

Graveside services for Major R.E. "Al" Allison Sr., 67, of Douglassville were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. Services were held under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.

 

ERBYE LEE HARROD Jan. 30, 1912 – Sept. 11, 2004

 

Funeral services for Erbye Lee Harrod, 92, of Mt. Vernon were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13. Services were held under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.

 

CLAUDINE MORRIS Sept. 22, 1918 – Sept. 11, 2004

 

Funeral services for Claudine Morris, 85, of Alpharetta, Ga., formerly a resident of Linden for 37 years, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. Services were held under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.

 

LARRY MAY April 28, 1956 – Sept. 9, 2004

 

Funeral services for Larry May, 48, of Texarkana were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Services were held under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

 

Sunday - September 19, 2004

ANNA JEAN LANGFORD Jan 31, 1941 – Sept. 13, 2004

 

Anna Jean Langford, 62, of Linden passed away Monday, Sept. 13 at Linden Municipal Hospital.

 

Wednesday – September 22, 2004

GEORGE MELTON BETTS March 26, 1924 - Sept. 19, 2004

Funeral services for George Melton Betts, 80, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the REv. Willard Land and the Rev. Bruce Blackstone officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Betts was born in Henrietta and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He owned and operated Betts Welding and Baler of Mt. Pleasant. He and his wife also owned and operated Betts Hall in Queen City. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Stella Betts, two sisters, four brothers and one great-grandchild. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ouida Doss Betts of Atlanta; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Diane and Jimmy Clayton of Queen City, Gaile and Chuck Cone of Scroggins and Becky Robertson of Mt. Pleasant; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Delora Betts of Mt. Vernon and Brian and Velda Betts of Cookville; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 803 Spruce St., Texarkana, Texas 75501. (pd)

 

MACEY SPENCER AVIS Sept. 15, 2004

Funeral services for Macey Spencer Avis, infant daughter of Alan and Tania Greer Avis of Atlanta, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 at First United Methodist Church of Atlanta with the Rev. Randy Carrion officiating. Interment followed in Wells Chapel Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Avis was born in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Noble Spencer Greer and her great-grandparents, James Waymon "Bunt" and Mary Alice Hays. Survivors include her parents; maternal grandmother, Wanda Brewer, and husband, Berton Brewer; paternal grandparents, Jim and Barbara Avis of Shelby, Neb.; one brother, Kenzer Avis of Atlanta; one aunt and uncle, Mary Ann and Greg Tyson of Atlanta; two great-aunts and great-uncles, Larry and Marsha Copeland and Ray and Rosemary Fischer, all of Linden; 13 cousins, Ashley Tyson, Brad Tyson, Susan Whatley, Buddy Whatley, Curt Copeland, Kathy Duncan, Bubba Duncan, Cody Duncan, Erin Duncan, Kassidy Duncan, Stacy Fischer, Nick Fischer and Cody Fischer; one special friend, Sara Wilbanks; and the staff of Family Eye Care Clinic. Condolences may be made at www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)

 

GOLDMAN BLIZZARD March 15, 1940 - Sept. 18, 2004

Funeral services for Goldman Blizzard, 64, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Open Door Baptist Church in Queen City with the Rev. Dennis Biggons, the Rev. Bob Tripp and the Rev. J. W. Crow officiating. Interment followed in Alamance Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Blizzard was born in Cass County and was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Queen City. He was a retired carpenter and rancher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Myrtle Blizzard; two brothers, James "Bill" Blizzard and Charles Blizzard; two sisters, Lurline White and Eddie Mae Blizzard. Survivors include his wife, Linda Blizzard of Atlanta; one son, Nathan Blizzard of Atlanta; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Terri Blizzard and Bill Landers of Linden, Donna and Donnie Holmes of Atlanta, Pm and Tim Brown of Atlanta and Karen Blizzard of San Antonio; four brothers, William Blizzard of Houston, Grady Blizzard, Walter Butch Blizzard and Edward Joe Blizzard, all of Atlanta; three sisters, Kathryn Lovelady of Lufkin, Ruby Jenkins of Shreveport, La., and Ruth Wiggins of Houston; 11 grandchildren, Mickey Holmes, Joseph Holmes, Brandon Holmes, Jonathan Brown, Bethany Brown, all of Atlanta, Aaron Anderson, Kayla Anderson, Taylor Renee' Anderson, Curtis Landers, all of Linden, and Zoe Richardson and Seth Richardson, both of Natchez, Ms. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 803 Spruce St., Texarkana, Texas 75501, or the building fund at Open Door Baptist Church in Queen City. Condolences may be made at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

FRANK S. HOPKINS SR Jan 27, 1915 - Sept. 18, 2004

A Mass of Christian burial for Frank S. Hopkins Sr., 89, of Hughes Springs was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

JOHNNIE E. BLEVINS Oct. 3, 1928 - Sept. 15, 2004

Graveside services for Johnnie E. Blevins, 75, of Karnack were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, September 26, 2004

 

NO OBITS

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

 

THELMA J. HARRIS Nov. 27, 1928 - Sept. 24, 2004

Graveside services for Thelma J. Harris, 75, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 at New Colony Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Don Noble officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Harris was preceded in death by one daughter, Oleane Burkhalter; one grandson, Michael Simpson; her husband, Emery V. Harris; her parents and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include one son, Henry Lee Harris; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara A. and Richard Beesinger of Marshall, Ginny and Kenny George of McLeod and Becky Bynum of O'Farrell; one sister, Gladys Davis of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

RONALD W. YOUNT Aug. 29, 1956 - Sept. 24, 2004

Funeral services for Ronald W. Yount, 48, of Montgomery were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27 at Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City with the Rev. Billy Dupree officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Yount was born in Houston and passed from this life at Veterans Hospital in Temple. He graduated from Queen City High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Tommy Binford in Montgomery. Survivors include his mother, Sue Outlaw of Montgomery; his father and step-mother, Jim and Faye Yount of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Kacey Yount of Longview; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ashley and Wade Hudgens of Longview, Sue and Perry Martin of Montgomery and Austyn Yount of Montgomery; twin granddaughters Olivia and Caryson of Longview; one grandson, Trey Martin of Montgomery; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris and Kaye Yount and Gary and Brenda Moore, all of Atlanta; three nephews, Coty and Casey Yount and Gary Lee Moore, all of Atlanta; one niece, Melissa Moore of Atlanta; and special friends, Peggy Newcomb and daughter, Shannon Johnson of Montgomery. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

JEANETTE COUNTS July 15, 1946 - Sept. 23, 2004

Funeral services for Jeanette Counts, 58, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ELLA JEAN SHARIF Oct. 15, 1956 - Sept. 24, 2004

Memorial services for Ella Jean Sharif, 47, of Atlanta will be held at a later date. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

DOROTHY NELL COOPER Dec. 9, 1932 - Sept. 21, 2004

Graveside services for Dorothy Nell Cooper, 71, of Texarkana were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Homes, L.L.C., handled the arrangements.

REV. SAMUEL D. BUFORD SR. Aug. 24, 1926 - Sept. 21, 2004

Funeral services for the Rev. Samuel D. Buford Sr., 78, of Douglassville were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, L.L.C., handled the arrangements.

BILLY W. "RED" EMBREY July 21, 1931 - Sept. 24, 2004

Funeral services for Billy W. "Red" Embrey, 73, of Longview ere held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

MARIAN A. WILCOX REAGAN March 4, 1929 - Sept. 24, 2004

Funeral services for Marian A. Wilcox Reagan, 75, of Bloomburg are being held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. Myers Mortuary of Lebanon, Inc., is handling the arrangements.

NORINE BOWERS Oct. 18, 1909 - Sept. 27, 2004

Funeral services for Norine Bowers, 94, of Hughes Springs are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

October 2004

Sunday, October 3, 2004

 

DOMINIC CHRISTOPHER BROWN Aug. 18, 1985 - Sept. 13, 2004

Dominic Christopher Brown, Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps was killed seven miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Brown was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Marthan Lee Willis Robbins and His great-great-grandparents, Ruffin Pelham and Ora Lee Shelton Willis of Atlanta; one great uncle, James C. Willis. Survivors include his parents, Ken Willis Brown and Brigette A. Brown of Austin; one brother, Stewart T. Brown of Austin; his paternal grandmother, Martha Gail Robbins of Little Rock, Ark.; one great-grandfather, Col. Ret. Tom W. Robbins, USAF of San Antonio; two great-aunts, Marie William of Atlanta and Lisa Robbins of Queen City; and his second cousin, Michael Shives, of Queen City. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent to the Dominic Christopher Brown Memorial Art Scholarship Fund at Westwood High School in Austin. (pd)

ARLENE GRAHAM April 9, 1932 - Sept. 29, 2004

Graveside services for Arlene Graham, 72, of Linden were held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

H.W. "SNAKE" WATKINS Jan. 19, 1925 - Sept. 27, 2004

Funeral services for H.W. "Snake" Watkins, 79, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, October 3, 2004

 

LEON ALVAREZ April 11, 1925 - Oct. 1, 2004

Funeral services for Leon Alvarez, 79, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Beech Creek Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Alvarez was born in McAllen and was of the Catholic faith. He retired from Anthony's Saw Mill as a foreman. Survivors include his wife, Faye Alvarez; one son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Kristie Alvarez of Queen City; three daughters and one son-in-law, Gloria Alvarez of Atlanta, Annette and John Pierson of North Syracuse, N.Y., and Yolanda Alvarez of Atlanta; one step-son, Chuck Love of Atlanta; one sister-in-law, Tomasa Ordonez of McAllen; seven grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

ELISE PARRISH Sept. 13. 1916 - Oct. 2, 2004

Graveside services for Elise Parrish, 88, of Atlanta were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

JERRY RAMSEY June 7, 1939 - Oct. 4, 2004

Funeral services for Jerry Ramsey, 65, of Atlanta are being held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

RAY H. ALGRIM Jan. 23, 1923 - Oct. 5, 2004

Graveside services for Ray H. Algrim, 81, of Bloomburg are being held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, October 10, 2004

 

LINNIE WASHINGTON Nov. 27, 1919 - Oct. 6, 2004

Funeral services for Linnie Washington, 84, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Arlie Kyzer and the Rev. Fred Calhoun officiating. Interment followed in Queen City Cemetery in Queen City under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Washington was born in Cass County and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was an LVN for over 43 years. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Lamon Howard of Queen City; three grandchildren, Melanie Ann Stone of Queen City, Jalon Herschel Wall II and Jeffrey Thad Wall, both of Atlanta; one great grandson, Steven Stone of Queen City; one brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Mary Coats of Queen City; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lois and Louis Whittington of Atlanta, Irene and Walter Perkins of Bivins and Eunice Perritt of Atlanta. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

WOODROW HARRIST Sept. 24, 1914 - Oct. 6, 2004

Funeral services for Woodrow Harrist, 90, of Bloomburg are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Hanner Funeral Service of Atlanta. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Harrist was born in Cass County. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a retired pipefitter. Survivors include three nieces and spouses, Mary and Sammy Crabtree of Magnolia, Ark., Betty and Joe Draper and Dianne and Keith Whatley, all of Atlanta; two nephews and spouses, Willie and Jan Harrist of Bradley, Ark., and Sidney and Nancy Harrist of Atlanta; and one sister-in-law, Naomi Harrist of Atlanta. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

RUBY LEE COLLIER JONES April 9, 1915 - Oct. 2, 2004

Funeral services for Ruby Lee Collier Jones, 89, of Hughes Springs are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

THURMAN "DICK" JOHNSON April 1, 1932 - Oct. 6, 2004

Graveside services for Thurman "Dick" Johnson, 72, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

MILDRED ELSIE BEAL ALDERSON May 3, 1914 - Oct. 5, 2004

Funeral services for Mildred Elsie Beal Alderson, 90, of Flower Mound were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

MADISON MONTGOMERY Aug. 5, 2004 - Oct. 3, 2004

Funeral services for Madison Montgomery, infant daughter of Ashley Russell and Tauran Montgomery of Hughes Springs, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ROBERT C. SPRAYBERRY April 16, 1949 - Oct. 4, 2004

Robert C. Sprayberry, 55, of Atlanta passed away Monday, Oct. 4 in Linden. Arrangements were handled by Hanner Funeral Service.

WAYNE PHARES Aug. 19, 1944 - Oct. 4, 2004

Funeral services for Wayne Phares, 60, of Kildare were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

 

W.E. "DUB" SCOTT Sept. 15. 1915 - Oct. 9, 2004

Graveside services for W. E. "Dub" Scott, 89, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta with the REv. Randy Carrion officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Scott was born in Campti, La., and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Joe Scott and Mike and Martha Scott, all of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Natalie Scott, Michael Scott and Wife, Karen and Michele Hartline and husband, Michael; vie great-grandchildren, Lexie Scott, Ryan and Christen Hartline and Chase and Brantley Scott. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

TRUDY JONES June 27, 1916 - Oct. 11, 2004

Funeral services for Trudy M. Jones, 88, of Texarkana are being held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Arrangements are being handled by East Funeral Home-Downtown.

DORIS POWELL "GRAN GRAN" RANKIN May 23, 1933 - Oct. 11, 2004

Funeral services for Doris Powell "Gran Gran" Rankin, 71, of Marshall are being held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

ETHEL CALDWELL May 30, 1914 - Oct. 6, 2004

Funeral services for Ethel Caldwell, 90, of Naples are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, October 17, 2004

 

GRAYLIN TED TERRY Jan. 19, 1955 - Oct. 12, 2004

Funeral services for Graylin Ted Terry, 49, of Arthur City were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Interment followed in Good Exchange Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Terry was born in McLeod and was a master carpenter for TNT Construction. He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1973 and was a member of the FFA Forestry in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Sarah Terry. Survivors include his mother, Mary Land Simmons of Powderly; one son, Kote Terry of Arthur City; one brother, Lamar Simmons of Powderly; seven sisters, Lydia Owen of Queen City, Pam Haman of McKinney, Teresa Longino of Winfield, Bevely Logue of Beans Cover, Pa., Bonita Harvey of Dallas, Doris Sertuche of Florida, and Regina McFatridge of Paris; 16 nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

BARBARA BIRMINGHAM JOHNSON Sept. 22, 2004

Barbara Birmingham Johnson, 67, of Asheville, N.C., died on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was the daughter of the late Clark Birmingham and Nettie Birmingham Brown and the step-daughter of the late John Brown, all of Atlanta. She was born in Atlanta and graduated from Atlanta High School. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, James Johnson of Asheville; two sons, James and Douglas, both of Florida; one daughter, Susan, of Asheville; four grandchildren; and one brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Joan Birmingham of Atlanta. Her brother has shipped a container of soil from her old homeplace on William Street in Atlanta to her husband who will add the soil to her gravesite in Asheville to satisfy her request that she be buried beneath the soil of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that dontaions be made to the Parkinson Foundation in her memory. (pd)

HAROLD ERIC RUDINGER Aug. 11, 1949 - Oct. 12, 2004

Funeral services for Harold Eric Rudinger, 55, of Lake O' the Pines, Avinger will be held Monday, Oct. 18. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JOHNNY WEBB Jan. 4, 1962 - Oct. 11, 2004

Funeral services for Johnny Webb, 42, of Texarkana were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

WARNER ORVILLE WALLACE Feb. 1, 1914, Oct. 8, 2004

Funeral services for Warner Orville Wallace, 90, of Hughes Springs are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

 

PAT GUNTER March 17, 1929 - Oct. 17, 2004

Funeral services for Pat Gunter, 75, of Atlanta are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Gunter was born in Greenwood, La., and was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Survivors include her husband, June R. Gunter of Atlanta; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Kenneth Gunter of Ponchatoula, La., and Stephen and Judi Gunter of Atlanta; one grandson and his wife, Jason and Robin Gunter of Richardson; one granddaughter, MacKenzie Gunter of Texarkana; one great-grandson, Grayson Gunter of Texarkana; and one sister, Merlene Hamilton of Waco. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd)

ALFORD MABERN SIRMANS Dec. 16, 1955 - Oct. 13, 2004

Funeral services for Alford Mabern Sirmans, 48, of Marshall were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at Travis St. Chapel of The Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall with the REv. Doug Chapman officiating. Interment followed in DeBerry Cemetery in DeBerry under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Sirmans was born in Atlanta to A.M. Sirmans and Cloteal Griffen Sirmans. He graduated from Elysian Fields High School and had one year of college. He married Helen Sorrels on July 31,2004 in Marshall. He was a facility manager at Isle of Capri Casino in Shreveport, La., and previously had worked in security and maintenance for Marshall Regional Medical Center for 19 years. He was a member of DeBerry Baptist Church and he loved camping. Survivors include his wife, Helen L. Sirmans of Marshall; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Albert Matthew Sirmans of Elysian Fields and Adams Mitchell and Jennifer Sirmans of Marshall; his mother, Cloteal McIlwain of Queen City; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Shannon Haden of Firfield; one step-daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Danny Welch of Ridgeland, Ms.; one grandson, Payton Wayne Sirmans of Marshall; three step-grandchildren, Brianna Welch of Ridgeland, Ms., and Jessie and Joey Haden of Jefferson; five brothers and four sister-in-law, DAvid A. and Karen Willis of Port Lavaca, Frank Sirmans of Washington State, Buddy and DeLois Sirmans of Queen City, Bobby Lynn and Sylvia Sirmans of Dallas and James Ray and Deanna Sirmans of Doddridge, Ark.; one sister and brother-in-law, Shelby Jo and Tommy Dove of Halletsville, his baby dog, Star Helea Sirmans; and many close friends. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Wen Liu, Dr. Martinez, Dr. Rosen and Dr. Nickelson. The family offers special thanks to Hospice of East Texas and Carol Harris, R.N. (pd)

JOHNNY W. HEFLIN Nov. 23, 1943 - Oct. 16, 2004

Funeral services for Johnny W. Heflin, 60, of Bivins were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Fussell officiating. Interment followed in Huffines Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Heflin was born in Shreveport, La., and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Vivian, La. He was a veterna of the U.S. Army and was also a member of D & H Racing. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)

GREG BARLOW Oct. 16, 1971 - Oct. 16, 2004

Graveside services for Greg Barlow, 33, of Bivins were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at Macedonia Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., with the Rev. Michael McGee officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Barlow was born in Atlanta. He was self-employed. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby G. Barlow. Survivors include his mother, Glenda Barlow of Jefferson; two sons, Josh Barlow and Blake Barlow, both of Bivins; paternal grandmother, Catherine Barlow of Vivian, La.; two brothers, Jeff Barlow of Vivian, La., and Bryan Barlow of Doddridge, Ark.; one sister, Kim Anglin of Queen City; and one aunt, Velma Cross of Doddridge, Ark. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)

CAROL JEAN O'REAR Oct. 7, 1940 - Oct. 17, 2004

Funeral services for Carol Jean O'Rear, 64, of Queen City were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City with the Rev. Bill Dupree and the REv. Rick Roach officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funearl Service. O'Rear was born in Pollard, Okla., and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Atlanta. She owned and operated Hairport for a number of years and was a former Woman of the Year, an award given by the Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce. After retirement, she went to work for the Community Council where she helped many of the underprivileged people in the Atlanta area. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul O'Rear, and her brother, James O'Rear. Survivors include her mother, LaVerne O'Rear of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Jeffer McCoart of Atlanta; one grandson and his wife, Jeff and Robyn McCoart of Grapevine; one sister, JoAnn Askew of Texarkana; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

CHARLES LOCKETT KINDRED Jan. 6, 1920 - Oct. 18, 2004

Funeral services for Charles Lockett Kindred, 84, of Linden are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

 

LETHA HALL Feb. 14, 9121 - Oct. 18, 2004

Funeral services for Letha Hall, 83, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. thursday, Oct. 21. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

DORIS BOYD Dec. 1, 1949 - Oct. 14, 2004

Funeral services for Doris Boyd, 54, of Marietta were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

DELLA BELL JETT March 4, 1919 - Oct. 22, 2004

Graveside services for Della Bell Jett, 85, of Gilmer were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. Hanner funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, October 31, 2004

 

NOAH THOMAS MOODY July 8, 1939 - Oct. 27, 2004

Funeral services for Noah Thomas Moody, 65, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at Sand Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Don Sandlin officiating. Interment followed in Sand Hill Cemetery in Simms under the direction of Bates-Rolf Funeral Home. Moody was born in New Boston and was a member of Queen City Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a district manager for Pyramid Life Insurance Co. He enjoyed genealogy and pastored at some area churches. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Sibyl Moody. Survivors include his wife Teresa Batchelor Moody of Atlanta; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jennifer and Jerry Garrett of Texarkana, Ark., and LeAnn Henderson of Texarkana, Ark.; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Misty Moody of Texarkana; one sister, Martha Jones of Atlanta; and eight grandchildren. (pd)

BILL G. HUDSON Feb. 6, 1930 - Oct. 23, 2004

Funeral services for Bill G. Hudson, 74, of Queen City were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Abundant Life Church with the Rev. Danny Dawson officiating. Interment followed in Douglassville Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Hudson was born in Colorado and was a member of Abundant Life Church in Atlanta. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea, having served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated "Three Day Furniture" in Queen City for a number of years. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnne Hudson, and his daughter, Lori McKemie. Survivors include one son, Billy Hudson of Dallas; one daughter, Terri Lee of Dallas; one sister, JoAnne Guthrie of Prescott, Ark.; and four grandchildren, Isaac McKemie and Jacob Rich of Queen City and Lindsey Lee and Morgan Lee of Bedford. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

SHIRLEY HATTEN JOHNSON Dec. 25, 1941 - Oct. 24, 2004

Funeral services for Shirley Hatten Johnson, 62, of Hughes Springs are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

HAROLD YOUNGER SR. Sept. 30, 1942 - Oct. 24, 2004

Funeral services for Harold Younger Sr., 62, of Plano, formerly of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

GLEN DUNCAN April 8, 1927 - Oct. 28, 2004

Funeral services for Glen Duncan, 77, of Avinger are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

November 2004
Wednesday, November 3, 2004

FRED KIMMONS Jan. 17, 1941 - Oct. 29, 2004

Graveside services for Fred Kimmons, 63, of Atlanta were held Sunday, Oct. 31 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta with the Rev. Gary Kessier and the Rev. Joe Hunt officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Kimmons was born in Atlanta and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired as an office manager from Dyke Brothers in Texarkana. Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Kimmons of Atlanta; one sister, Sally Kimmons Harris of Belton; and Numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

W. M. "BILLY" GROGAN May 13, 1924 - Oct. 31, 2004

Graveside services for W.M. "Billy" Grogan, 80, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Leland Maxey and the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Grogan was born in Conroe and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Pat Grogan of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Becky Hampton of Meisau, Germany; two daughters and one son-in-law, Vicki Lilley of Lone Star and Melissa and David Minick of Greenville; and six grandchildren, Lisa Boyd, Kim Lilley, Holly Hampton, Jasmine Hampton, Austin Minick and Dillon Minick. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

MARGARET LYNN WALKER Nov. 27, 1950 - Oct. 30, 2004

Funeral services for Margaret Lynn Walker, 53, of Atlanta were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Atlanta Church of Christ with Tom Hooten officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Walker was born in Shreveport, La., and was an active member of Atlanta Church of Christ. She taught piano lessons for many years. She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Walker. Survivors include her mother, Inez Walker of Atlanta; one nephew, Jesse Walker of Atlanta; one nice, Shara Hobson, and husband, Scott, of Hooks; one great-nephew, Brent Wayne Walker of Atlanta; one great-niece, Summer Lynn Hobson of Hooks; and one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Mary Walker of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foster Children's Home, P.O.Box 978, Stephenville, Texas 76401. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

RUFUS BEARD June 24, 1935 - Oct. 22, 2004

Funeral services for Rufus Beard, 69, of Cason were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

WINIFRED LILLIAN LANGE SPRINGER Oct. 19, 2004

Memorial services for Winifred Lillian Lange Springer, 78, of Avinger will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

JOHN BRIDGES Sept. 23, 1941 - Oct. 31, 2004

Graveside services for John Bridges, 63, of Bivins were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Savannah Memorial Gardens in Thomson, Ga. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Bridges was born in Washington Ga., and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Waycross, Ga. He was a graduate of Thomson High School and Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Bridges of Bivins; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Alva III and Kamela Bridges of Austin and George Stubbs and Eunice Bridges of Alexandria, Va.; two grandsons, Jacob Andrew Bridges and Joseph Henry Bridges, both of Austin; and one brother, James M. Bridges of Thomson, Ga. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

GAYNELLE "GARRY" LOYD Dec. 24, 1943 - Oct. 29, 2004

Funeral services for Gaynelle "Garry" Loyd, 60, of Avinger were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

THOMAS EUGENE KAY Dec. 19, 1920 - Oct. 29, 2004

Funeral services for Thomas Eugene Kay, 43, of Bivins are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

BERNICE OPAL MOULTON Feb. 17. 1908 - Nov. 1, 2004

Funeral Service for Bernice Opal Moulton, 96, of Atlanta, formerly of Linden, are being held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

ERON VAUGHAN Feb. 21, 1918 - Oct. 29, 2004

Graveside services for Eron Vaughan, 86, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

WILLIAM WESLEY "YOGI" GOLDEN Oct. 16, 1945 - Oct. 31, 2004

Funeral services for William Wesley "Yogi" Golden, 59, of Hughes Springs are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Sunday, November 7, 2004

CLARENCE E. RICHIE Jan. 24, 1946 - Oct. 26, 2004

Funeral services for Clarence E. Richie, 58, of Queen City are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

CARL R. KITCHENS Nov. 26, 1925 - Nov. 6, 2004

Graveside services for Carl. R. Kitchens, 78, of Atlanta are being held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at Laws Chapel Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Dale Vickers officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Kitchens was born in Winnsboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mackey Jewell Kitchens, and a sister, Anna Lee Whatley. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David and Tami Kitchens of Panama City Beach, Fla.; one sister, Mary Robison of Killeen; two grandchildren, Donovan and Tristan Kitchens of Panama City Beach, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Sylvia Ivey of Atlanta; and one brother-in-law, William Wilson of Texarkana. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

EMMETT UPCHURCH Nov. 22, 1913 - Nov. 5, 2005

Funeral services for Emmett Upchurch, 90, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard Land and Rick Cottle officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Upchurch was born in Cass County. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Dolora Claudine Uphcurch and Reba Upchurch; one daughter, Janis Easley; one still-born son, Emmett Upchurch, Jr.; and several brother and sisters. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Barbara Upchurch of Atlanta and Joe and Marsha Upchurch of Atlanta; one daughter, Patsy Upchurch Norman of Atlanta; two sisters, Lou Bessie McAlexander of Atlanta and Letha Pyle of Atlnta; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church and Antioch Cemetery. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

PATSY A. KOOPMAN May 20, 1952 - Nov. 6, 2004

Funeral services for Patsy A. Koopman, 52, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

VELMA ELIZABETH BOSSIER WESTIN Oct. 12, 1919 - Nov. 6, 2004

Graveside services for Velma Elizabeth Bossier Westin, 85, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

W. B. SURRATT Oct. 26, 1919 - Nov. 4, 2004

Funeral services for W.B. Surratt, 85, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Reeder-Davis=Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

KENNETH WAYNE LOLLAR July 16, 1958 - Nov. 7, 2004

Graveside services for Kenneth Wayne Lollar, 46, of Hughes Springs are being held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

AUDRA LEE ONEY March 14, 1930 - Nov. 8, 2004

Graveside services for Audra Lee Oney, 74, of Hughes Springs are being held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, November 14, 2004

 

TERRY F. BRYAN JR. Oct. 22, 1919 - Nov. 10, 2004

Terry F. Bryan Jr., 85, of Atlanta passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10. Bryan was born in Galveston and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was a resident of Oakland for 35 years and of Houston for 25 years. He was retired from Kraft Foods after many years of service. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, June and John Lewallen. Survivors include one nephew, John Phillip Lewallen of Cypress, Calif.; one niece and her husband, Donna and Joseph Bentley of Atlanta; and three great-nieces, Teresa LaRoque of Los Angeles, Calif., Jennifer Lewallen of Cypress, Calif., and Dawn Harding and husband Aaron, of Atlanta. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

MERLE FANT LONON Jan. 29, 1915 - Nov. 9, 2004

Funeral services for Merle Fant Lonon, 89, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrantements.

JERRY WAYNE VAUGHAN SR. Nov. 18, 1946 - Nov. 9, 2004

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Vaughan, Sr., 57, of Daingerfield were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

 

LOLA MAE MOORE June 10, 1915 - Nov. 14, 2004

Funeral services for Lola Mae Moore, 89, of Atlanta are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 in the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. James Fore, the Rev. D. R. Lee and Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow in Beech Creek Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Moore was born in Cass County and was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Dewey Moore; two grandsons, Larry and Taylor; and two brothers. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Dottie Moore of Bivins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dulene and Arthur R. Taylor of Atlanta and Billie Jean and Glen Alexander of Mansfield, La.; numerous grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

INEZ CROSS July 30, 1916 - Nov. 12, 2004

Graveside services for Inez Cross, 88, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at O'Farrell Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Tripp officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Cross was born in Cass County and was a member of O'Farrell Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard C. Cross, and a daughter, Gloria Needham. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Edward and LaJuan Cross of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Shelley Baker of Lewisville, Shannon Needham and Brian Needham, both of Shreveport, La.; one special niece, Pam Clay of Crosset, Ark.; four step-grandchildren, R.J. Arterburn, Michael Arterburn and Jason Snellgrove, all of Atlanta, and Cody Snellgrove of Shreveport, La.; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Hammer of Lewisville and Rachel Needham of Shreveport, La. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

HARDING DEMPSEY Oct. 1, 1920 - Nov. 14, 2004

Funeral services for Harding Dempsey, 84, of Atlanta were hedl at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

MARGIE ANITA GRYDER COLE May 13, 1923 - Nov. 14, 2004 (Picture included)

Funeral services for Margie Anita Gryder Cole, 81, of McLeod were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Interment followed in Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Cole was born in Haynesville, La., and was a member of Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City. She was an LVN for over 50 years, with her last five years working for Rose Haven Retreat in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Gryder, Gary Gene Gryder and Leon Gryder. Survivors include her husband, James Calvin Cole of McLeod; one son and daughter-in-law, William Eddie and Jan Collins of San Antonio; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and David Colunga of Rowlett; one brother, Pete Gryder of McLeod; for sisters, Marie Thurman of Pittsburg, Billy Ruth Fletcher of Vivian, La., Gwen Gibson of Lake Bob Sandlin, and Barbara Kethley of McLeod; six grandchildren, David Collisn Michelle Collins, Jennifer Collins, Jared Johnson, Jamie Johnson and Janathan Colunga; and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

KATHERINE "KATY" CROWE Sept. 6, 1921 - Nov. 14, 2004

Graveside services for Katherine "Katy" Crowe, 83, of Longview are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Linden Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Boswell officiating. Services are being held under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Crowe was born in Sulphur Springs and was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Harry Crowe of Longview; one daughter, Katherine Cotton of Longview; one son, Robert Pollak of Longview; one sister, Nell Hunter of Wichita Falls; one brother, Billy Maxwell; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (pd)

 

Sunday, November 21, 2004

 

BARBARA J. LYNCH Oct. 4, 1940 - Nov. 14, 2004

Graveside services for Barbara J. Lynch, 64, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Lynch was born in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her parents and a number of sisters and brothers. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jefery Dale and Louise Lynch of Bivins, Travis Edward Lynch of Atlanta and Larry Gene and Brenda Lynch of Bivins; two brothers, Cecil Seagroves of Texas and Alfred Seagroves of Linden; three sisters, Dorothy Hicks of Queen City, Ruth Ann Jonson of Vidor, and Sherry Lane Hart; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

DENNIS SCOTT OWENS Oct. 11, 1965 - Nov. 15, 2004

Funeral services for Dennis Scott Owens, 39, of Lufkin were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

BETTY JEAN McNEAL CLEMENTS Oct. 27, 1930 - Nov. 22, 2004

Funeral services for Betty Jean McNeal Clements, 74, of Atlanta are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Chris Cowan officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Clements was born in Memphis and was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was a bookkeeper for Harold Clements Inc. and she also worked for the Community Council as the Bowie County coordinator. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Quincy Clements Sr., and one son, Harold Quincy Clements Jr. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Evalyn Clements of Atlanta; one daughter, Marsha Kay Clements of Atlanta; her five previous grandchildren, Jared Kyle Frank, Joseph Edward Frank, Jamie Kristen Clements, James Kevin Clements Jr., and Hugh Quincy Clements, who were the light of her life, as were her many friends. memorials may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 806 Spruce St., Texarkana, Texas 75501. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

LILLIAN PEARL CRAVER March 8, 1921 - Nov. 18, 2004

Funeral services for Lillian Pearl Craver, 83, of Linden will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Linden with the Rev. W. R. Washington officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Linden Funeral Home. Craver was born in Jefferson and was a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Linden where she was a member of the usher board. Survivors include her brothers and sisters, Azzie Cole, Ivory Waites, Illa Rose, Earnestine Rambo and Ruth Rodger; 32 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. (pd)

ESTHER IRENE ALEXANDER Oct. 21, 1924 - Nov. 21, 2004

Graveside services for Esther Irene Alexander, 80, of Queen City are being held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. A.O. Smith Funeral Homes of Stamps, Ark., is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, November 28, 2004

 

CLARENCE CHEATHAM Jan. 19, 1927 - Nov. 22, 2004

Funeral services for Clarence Cheatham, 77, of Hughes Springs are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

ARDEN MELVIN ALEWINE Aug. 9, 1929 - Nov. 25, 2004

Arden Melvin Alewine, 76, of Atlanta passed away Thursday Nov. 25. No services have been planned at this time. Arrangements will be held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Arden was born in Teague to Asper and Matilda Alewine and was a Baptist by faith. He loved to travel and fish. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Alewine of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet A. and Bob Fahrney of Atlanta; two brothers, Aubrey D. Alewine of Price and Glen A. Alewine of Henderson; three sisters, Zelda R. Mitchell of Henderson, Hazel A. Arnold of Troup, and Edith S. Cain of Henderson; two grandchildren, Desiree Fahrney and Chance Fahrney; a great-granddaughter, Madison; a great-grandson, Austin; and a number of other relatives. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

JAMES "POP" BLYTHE Nov. 4, 1922 - Nov. 26, 2004

Funeral services for James "Pop" Blythe, 82, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Veach officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Blythe was born in Atlanta and was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served during World War II. He owned and operated Blythe's Cafe for five years in the Atlanta area and was also the Atlanta city building inspector for 10 years. He was also a master electrician. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Teresa Blythe of Atlanta; one daughter, Sally Howze of Atlanta; five grandchildren, James Edward Davenport of Texarkana, Jeremy Howze of Queen City and James Fallis, Tommy Blythe and Andrea Blythe of Atlanta; and six-great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

JAMES ALLEN "SHORTY" JONES Jan. 9, 1924 - Nov. 27, 2004

Funeral services for James Allen "Shorty" Jones, 80, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, ov. 30 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Olive Branch Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Jones was born in Cass County and was a member of Bloomburg Baptist Church. He was a member of the Bloomburg Masonic Lodge and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Maxine Patterson Jones, and a daughter, Linda Diane Jones Blizzard. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Johnny Jones and Jimmy and Stacy Jones, all of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Eddie Woods of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Becky Blizzard Pirkey and husband Trey of Texarkana and Ben Woods and Blake Woods, both of Atlanta; one great-grandchild Ethan Pirkey of Texarkana; and one step-grandson, Joshua Allison of Atlanta. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hanerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

JESSIE LOU HAWKINS May 30, 1915 - Nov. 26, 2004

Graveside services for Jessie Lou Hawkins, 89, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JERRY MODISETTE Sept. 5, 1941 - Nov. 27, 2004

Funeral services for Jerry Modisette, 63, of Atlanta are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 with the Rev. Phil Starrett officiating. Interment will follow in Huffines Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Modisette was born in Louisiana and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Bright Star, Ark. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Association in Queen City. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Modisette of Atlanta; three sons, Rupert Modisette of Stamps, Ark., Thomas Modisette of Benton, La., and Todd Modisette of Smackover, Ark.; two daughters, Virginia Ann Blackman of Stamps, Ark., and Melissa Johnson of Smackover, Ark.; four brothers, Melvin Modiesette of Haynesville, La., Pat Modisette of Sarepta, La., Larry Modisette of Haynesville, La., and Kerry Modisette of Shongaloo, La.; six sisters, June Foster of Shreveport La., Bettie McAllister and Bobbie Lewis of Sarepta, La., Sandra Modisette of Shongaloo, La., Rose Turner of Bossier City, La., and Rachel Tallaferro of Bastrop, La.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

GLADYS TOLLESON WILLSON Oct. 4, 1909 - Nov. 25, 2004

Funeral services for Gladys Tolleson Willson, 95, of Bivins were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at Laws Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Vickers and the Rev. Jeff Parker officiating. Interment followed in Laws Chapel Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Willson was born in Bivins and was a long-time member of Laws Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Don Willson; her husband, Oliver Willson; one grandson, David Parker, Jr.; two sisters and five brothers. Survivors include one daughter, Nina Parker of Tyler; one grandson, the Rev. Jeff Parker of Texarkana; one granddaughter, Michelle Nation and husband Mike of Tyler; five great-grandchildren, Jason Parker of Encino, Calif., Jacob Parker of Texarkana, Brent Pryor and Chelsey Pryor, both of Tyler, and Michael Nation of Lufkin; one sister-in-law, Virginia Tolleson of Greenville; and lots of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

BERTA LEE DARBY May 26, 1913 - Nov. 25, 2004

Funeral services for Berta Lee Darby, 91, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

WILLIAM "BILLY" KEENER Dec. 25, 1959 - Nov. 25, 2004

Funeral services for William "Billy" Keener, 44, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Noble officiating. Interment followed in Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Keener was born in Abernathy and was a member of Faith Independent Baptist Church. He was a mechanic. He was preceded in death by his father, William Leon Keener. Survivors include his forever loving wife, Sherry Arnold Keener of Jefferson; his mother, Barbara Keener of Atlanta; three sons and one daughter-in-law, William James and Amanda Kenner of Longview, Michael keener of Atlanta and Jacob Keener of Texarkana and Amanda Arnold Kenner and Molly Arnold, both of McLeod; one brother, David Kenner of Atlanta; two sisters, Judy Cherry of Atlanta and Deborah Robb of Redwater; two grandchildren, Journey Kenner and Harley Atkins, both of Longview; five nieces; eight nephews; one great-nephew; and two special aunts, Bertha Dean Hoover of Linden and Irene Bradley of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, an account has been started at Regions Bank in Billy Keener's name to help defray expenses. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfunerservice.com. (pd)

BEVERLY ANN JOHNSON June 5, 1945 - Nov. 25, 2004

Graveside services for Beverly Ann Johnson, 59, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29 at Huffines Cemetery in Cass County with Mr. Paul Cothren officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Johnson was born in Brisbane, Australia, and was a member of West Side Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence McFadden, and her daughter, Tracy Lynn Johnson. Survivors include her husband, Leslie C. Johnson of Atlanta; her mother, Ester McFadden of Vidor; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and John Davidson of Queen City and Teresa and Tommy Brown of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Matthew Brown and Kaylynn Brown, both of Atlanta, and Randi Davidson and Dylan Davidson, both of Queen City; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Charles and Beth McFadden of Willis and Gary McFadden of Vidor; one sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Mike Sorich of The Woodlands; and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

MATTIE L. BERGT Dec. 29, 1927 - Nov. 29, 2004

Funeral services for Mattie L. Bergt, 76, of Queen City will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at Calvary Tabernacle with Rev. Billy Dupree and Faye Yount officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Bergt was born in Gilliam, La., to Judge and Mary Ann Sprayberry Dupree. She worked for 10 years at Wal-Mart in customer service as a greeter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Max; two brothers, Buddy and Junior Dupree; and a granddaughter, Sherry Lynn Dupree. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mac and Juanita Brown of Arlington and Rickey and Mary Dupree of Marshall; one daughter and son-in-law, Molli and Carl Floyd of Odessa; one brother, Jesse Dupree of Rodessa, La.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

REV. JOHN H. BROWN Oct. 16, 1945 - Nov. 28, 2004

Funeral services for the Rev. John H. Brown, 59, of Avinger are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, December 5, 2004

CHARLES LOUIS HUGHES, DDS Nov. 20, 1932 - Nov. 29, 2004

Charles Louis Hughes, DDS died Monday, Nov. 29 in Austin. He is survived by his wife, Cora Lee Petty Hughes; son and daughter-in-law, John Wilmer and Heather Kay McKenzie Hughes and their daughters, Kathryn Elizabeth and Helen Rose; son and daughter-in-law Louis Roy and Ann Griffith Hughes and their children, Martha Elizabeth, children, Martha Elizabeth, Jane Ann and William Louis. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer Hall Hughes and Elizabeth Albright Hughes. Charles was born in Texarkana, Ark., and after five days moved to Atlanta where he grew up in his father's family home. He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1951. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. He served as a captain in the United State Air Force. He attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he completed his residency in oral maxillofacial surgery. He worked in private practice in Elgin from 1959 to 1962 and in Austin from 1965 to 1996. He was the first board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Austin. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Wedding Ring Sunday School class. He shared many afternoons with his family at Gregory Gym, Clark Field, Disch Faulk Field and Memorial Stadium. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Austin. Memorials may be made to Huntington's Disease Society of America, 158 West 29th St., 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001-5300, or First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca St., Austin, Texas 78701. (pd)

ELEANOR H. ROBERTS

Eleanor H. Roberts, 88, of Newman, Ga., died Wednesday, Dec. 1. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with interment following at Olive Branch Cemetery. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John M. Jr. and Sandy Stuckey of Newman, Ga., and grandchildren John Ward Stuckey and wife Elisa, and Aaron Gaylor Stuckey Barnes and husband Barry. McKoon Funeral Home of Newman, Ga., and Hanner Funeral Service handled the funeral arrangements. (pd)

CAROLYN WASHINGTON WILLIAMS Dec. 31, 1959 - Nov. 25, 2004

Funeral services for Carolyn Washington Williams, 44, of Douglassville are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

HAROLD H. WHITLEY Feb. 12, 1924 - Dec. 3, 2004

Funeral services for Harold H. Whitley, 80, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Sam Nuckles officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Whitley was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Atlanta. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) in Shreveport, La., and was also an active member of Gideon International, Bill Glass Prison Ministry. He sponsored children in India and supported Jewish Foundation in Israel and Children of the Navajo Indian Reservation. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Terry, Charlie and Edward; two sisters, Bessie and Audrey Gomez. Survivors include his wife, Dollie Pickett Whitley of Atlanta; three step-sons and one step-daughter-in-law, Gary and Kay Pickett of Texarkana, Ark., Rickey Pickett of Queen City and Steve Pickett of Atlanta; one step-daughter, Stacie Pickett of Atlanta; one brother, John Whitley of Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Inez Rhoades of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Louise Harp of Gulf Port, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

VADA CANNON May 20, 1917 - Dec. 3, 2004

Funeral services for Vada Cannon, 87, of Hughes Springs were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ESSIE ETHEL CHISM Feb. 3, 1911 - Dec. 3, 2004

Funeral services for Essie Ethel Chism, 93, of Hughes Springs are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. Linden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, December 11, 2004

NAOMI HARRIST June 17, 1924 - Dec. 9, 2004

Funeral services for Naomi Harrist, 80, of Atlanta are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Olive Branch Methodist Church in Miller County, Ark., with the Rev. Randy Carrion officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. Harrist was born in Miller County, Ark., and was a member of the Olive Branch Methodist Church. She and her husband owned and operated Harrist Oil Company for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Harrist; her son, James Harrist; two brothers and one sister. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Sidney and Nancy Harrist of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Joe Draper and Diane and Keith Whatley, all of Atlanta; two brothers, Hardy Adcock of Bright Star, Ark., and Dale Adcock of Houston; one sister, Ruby Templeton of Bright Star, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Joey Draper of Tyler, Donna Fitts of Ruston, La., Brad Whatley and Blake Whatley of Atlanta; Scott Tyson of Austin, Brady Whatley of Dallas, Jennifer Murray of Little Rock, Ark., Jessica Bartlett of Atlanta and Jason Phillips of Houston; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 803 Spruce St., Texarkana, Texas 75501. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

BENSON F. "SLIM" HALL Jan. 15, 1915 - Dec. 6, 2004

Memorial services for Benson F. "Slim" Hall, 89, of Atlanta will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 in the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta parlor. Burial services were held under the direction of Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Mobile, Ala. Hall was born in Frisco City, Ala. He was retired from International Paper Company and was a 32-degree member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, A Master Mason with Grand Lodge of Mississippi and a life-member of ABBA Shriners of Mobile, Ala. Survivors include his wife, Betty Hall; three step-children, Meg McGoogan, Todd McGoogan, and Micki Maly; a sister, June Deas; a brother, Cleve Hall; seven step-grandchildren, Jordan Dickey, Heather and Gary Hartsell, Tyler and Lindsey McGoogan, and Matthew and Ashley Maly; and one step-great-grandson, Dayton Hartsell. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103. (pd)

COREY DON LOGAN July 19, 1988 - Dec. 6, 2004

Funeral services for Corey Don Logan, 16, of Vivian, La., were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

JAMES E. TERRY March 3, 1948 - Dec. 8, 2004

Graveside services for James E. Terry, 56, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

FRAN D. CLEMENTS Sept. 28, 1939 - Dec. 8, 2004

Funeral services for Fran D. Clements, 65, of Douglassville are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

NO OBITS

Sunday, December 19, 2004

WANDA TOLLESON WILLIAMS May 8, 1931 - Dec. 14, 2004

Graveside services for Wanda Tolleson Williams, 73, of Gray were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 in Bivins Cemetery in Bivins with Pastor Roger Hoffpower officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Williams was born in Cass County and was a member of Oil City Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and an avid fisherman, bird watcher and gardener. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Williams. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Linda Williams of Riverside, Calif.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Marvin Cochran of Columbus, Ohio, Debbie and Dan Gardner of Kilgore, and Jana and James Gordy of Gray; two sisters, Maxine Quinn of Queen City and Elizabeth Blanton of Atlanta; 25 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

ALTA LOUISE MARTIN July 9, 1915 - Dec. 19, 2004

Funeral services for Alta Louise Martin, 89, of Austin, formerly of Atlanta until moving in 1995, are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Joe Srygley officiating and members of Eastern Star Chapter No. 151 participating. Pallbearers will be members of Atlanta Masonic Lodge No. 463. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery.

Martin's work in genealogy was instrumental in the founding of the Cass County Genealogical Society and the Trammel's Trace Chapter of the DAR.

Martin and her husband, Clovis A. Martin, were long-time Atlanta residents, business owners and members of the First Baptist Church. He died in 1968.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bill Langley of Azle and Carolyn and Glen Castlebury of Austin; three grandchildren, Debra Langley McLaughlin and Brenda Langley Ellis, both of Azle, and Jason Martin Castlebury of Austin; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Atlanta or to the charity of choice.

Martin was a charter member of the Cass County Genealogical Society when it formed in 1972 and served as president in 1981 and 1982. Under her leadership and with her able assistance, the society published the "History of Cass County People" in 1982.

She joined the Benjamin McFarland Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in New Boston in 1964. After years of commuting to DAR meetings, Mrs. Martin, in 1975, was appointed by the National Society to be the organizing regent to establish the new Trammel's Trace DAR chapter in Atlanta. She served the chapter in many other offices through the years.

Mrs. Martin was a member of Atlanta Chapter No 151 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as worthy matron in 1945-46 and was honored with life membership in 1986.

Even while serving these organizations, her family, their business and the church, Mrs. Martin found time to write and publish two books on her family history, tracing their roots in North Carolina from American Revolutionary War veteran Capt. Moses Guest and Kedar Biggs.

Of her life-long passion for genealogy, Mrs. Martin said she felt "the need to preserve records for coming generations, that others might know of those who helped colonize, pioneer, build and preserve this land of America.

"May you come to know these ancestors, learn to love and respect them for the lives they lived. "she wrote. Mrs. Martin was born in Santa Anna in West Texas to Neal Little Biggs and Lela Annis Smith Biggs. She married Clovis A. Martin in 1932.

Louise and Clovis moved to Atlanta in 1937. She opened a pie shop and bakery in Queen City in 1939 but moved the store to Atlanta in 1940 where she and Clovis ran a bakery, grocery and seed store for many years. Clovis was also a farm equipment dealer for several years.

Mrs. Martin sold the business after Clovis died. She then worked for Bunch Wholesale in Texarkana before retiring in 1987.

The Martins joined First Baptist Church in 1940 and after World War II built the family home on Pecan Street where she lived until moving to Austin because of declining health.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Naomi Eaton, Margarett Fulton and Annie Mae Reimers; and one grandson, Billy Charles Langley Jr. (pd)

LAWRENCE E. LAWSON, JR. Jan. 9, 1931 - Dec. 19, 2004

Graveside services for Lawrence E. Lawson Jr., 72, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

VAUGHN TAYLOR May 10, 1917 - Dec. 17, 2004

Funeral services for Vaughn Taylor, 87, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

MARY FAYE PATTERSON Dec. 6, 1937 - Dec. 18, 2004

Funeral services for Mary Faye Patterson, 67, of Avinger are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, December 26, 2004

GAIL LAWRENCE NOONAN Aug. 8, 1936 - Dec. 18, 2004

Gail Lawrence Noonan, 68, died Saturday, Dec. 18. A life celebration will be held at a later date. Noonan graduated from C.E.Byrd High School and was a Zeta Who attended Centenary College and graduated from TCU. She was a self-professed "political agnostic" and a "Christian science Buddhist with Spiscopal leaning and Roman Catholic tolerances." Noonan is survived by John P. Noonan, Maj. Ret. USAF; two daughters; five step-children; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her body was donated to LSU Medical School and she requested that memorials be made to charity of donars choice. (pd)

JOHN LARRY HUMPHREY Nov. 6, 1948 - Dec. 17, 2004

Funeral services for John Larry Humphrey, 56, of Longview were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

 

FRANCES OLIVER SIKES March 28, 1908 - Dec. 27, 2004

Frances Oliver Sikes, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Dec. 27. She was 96 years of age. Frances was born in Douglassville to Harry O. and Ida Murphy Oliver on March 28, 1908. She spent her childhood in Douglassville and after residing in Dallas for many years, she and her husband, Laurie D. Sikes, returned home in 1971. She later moved to Austin where she lived until the time of her death. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of many years, her son-in-law, Ewell Tankersley, her sister, Mary Oliver Nicholson, and her brothers, Murphy and Rab Oliver. Surviving members of her family are her daughter, Sylvia S. Tankersley; her son, Laurence D. Sikes and wife, Sue; grandchildren, Michael W. Tankersley, Jon L. Tankersley, Mark O. Sikes and Allyson S. Bartlett; and 10 great-grandchildren, Jannifer, Amy, Lake, Reagan, Will, Skyler, Bennett, Mallory, Jake and Sutton. She is also survived by her dear friends of many years Joe and Frances Burnett of Texarkana. All who knew her will sorely miss her. Her family extends its deep appreciation to her caregivers in Austin who made her last days as comfortable as possible. A graveside service will be held at the Douglassville Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 with the Rev. John Wilkey officiating. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Douglassville Cemetery Association in care of Julia McKinney, Treasurer, 6475 FM 995, Atlanta, Texas 75551-6431, or to the charity of your choice.

JEAN KENNEDY Dec. 22, 1940 - Dec. 23, 2004

Funeral services for Jean Kennedy, 64, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. David Kennedy and the Rev. Chuck Stevenson officiating. Interment followed in the Salem Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Kennedy was born in Roanoke, Ala. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Kennedy; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Brent and Elaine Kennedy, and Wade and Fabia Kennedy of Bloomburg, and David and Tami Kennedy of Houston; three brothers, Clyde Melton of Roanoke, Ala., Billy Melton of Linden, and Danny Melton of Tuscola, Texas; and one sister, Shirley Hawkins of Wedowee, Ala. Kennedy was also survived by eight grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

REV. CHARLES EVERETT Nov. 4, 1920 - Dec. 23, 2004

Funeral services for the Rev. Charles Everett, 84, of Omaha, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 27, Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

LAVERNE HOOSER May 22, 1932 - Dec. 21, 2004

Funeral services for Laverne Hooser, 72, of Lone Star, were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JULIUS RAY ETHRIDGE March 7, 1935 - Dec. 23, 2004

Funeral services for Julius Ray Ethridge, 69, of Hallsville, Texas were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Longview, Texas with Charles Ethridge, Robert Johnson and Dan Manuel officiating. Interment followed in the Hallsville Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home. Ethridge was born in Miller Grove, Texas, to parents Harvey and Opal Ethridge. He was reared in Brashear, Texas, where he graduated with honors from Miller Grove High School in 1953. He moved to Dallas, Texas where he met and married Bobbie Jean Wilson, his wife of 42 years. In 1956 they moved to Garland, where they reared three children. He retired from National Guard Administration in about 1985 and relocated to Hallsville. He became the district sales manager for C & C Carpet in Longview until health issues forced his retirement in 2002. After the death of his first wife in March 1998, Ray met and married Martha Presley "Marty" Willson, formerly of Atlanta, and the two enjoyed almost six years of togetherness until his untimely death. Ray was a member of the Longview Church of Christ, where he served as deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Opal Ethridge; and his first wife Bobbie Jean Wilson. Survivors include his wife Martha "Marty" Presley Wilson; daughter, Sherra Cobb; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Tony Dixon; son and daughter-in-law, Galen and Vivian Ethridge; two step-children, Chris Strickland and Kathleen Strickland; five brother and one sister, Charles Ethridge, Carroll Ethridge, Freeman Ethridge, Richard Ethridge, Johnny Ethridge and Judy Reid and their respective spouses; eight grandchildren Sonja Cobb, Chad Cobb, Robert Rose, Jeffery Rose, Alyssa Dixon, Alicia Ethridge, Andie Ethridge and Angela Ethridge; three great-grandchildren Kaitlyn Cobb, Logan Cobb and Hailey Cobb. A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com.

RANDY HARDY Oct. 20, 1937 - Dec. 26, 2004

Randy Hardy of Jefferson died Dec. 26 at Houston Hospice. Mr. Hardy, a native of Atlanta, was born in Shreveport, La., on Oct. 20, 1937. His parents, Ransome Cole and Monelle Johnson Hardy preceded him death. He was a 1956 graduate of Atlanta High School and a 1960 graduate of The University of North Texas and member of Kappa Sigma. On March 28, 1964 he married Bobbie Lou Smith in Hillsboro. Following college, Randy began his savings and loan career at Hillsboro Federal Savings and Loan Association, and was employed at Houston First Savings from 1965 until 1985 as a mortgage loan officer and vice president. He served one term as president of the American Savings and Loan Institute. Randy was a real estate broker, and prior to their move to Jefferson in 1997, he and Bobbie were residential realtors specializing in the Houston Medical Center Area. For 25 years Randy was a member of West University United Methodist Church where he served as president of the Board of Trustees and the West U Methodist Foundation. He was a member of the finance and building committees, and the FORUM Class. Randy was a member of the Board of Directors and treasurer of West University Place Senior Services for many years. He was an area chairman for the American Cancer Society and a sponsor and assistant coach for West U Little League. In 1995, Hardy was a founding director of West U Rotary Club, and he was named by the West U Journal as One of 95 People to Know. Randy and Bobbie are owners of Scarlett O'Hardy's Bed and Breakfast and Gone With the Wind Museum in Jefferson. He is a past president of Jefferson Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. At the time of his death, Hardy was serving his third year as president of the Jefferson Historical Museum Board of Directors. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, Jefferson's Park Committee, Marion County Chamber of Commerce, Historic Jefferson Foundation and a member of the board of the Atlanta Miller Grade School Restoration Project. Services for Hardy are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta. Visitation with the family was held Tuesday, Dec. 28. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. A memorial service in celebration of Mr. Hardy's exemplary life followed at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Atlanta, located at 103 N. Louise St. Officiating was the Rev. John Coiller, the Rev. Jim McPhall and Hardy's cousin, the Rev. Eric Folkerth. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Randa and Ken Schmitt and Mandy and Don Daniels; and one grandson, Cole Daniels, all of Houston; cousins, Pat Folkerth and Sandra Guthrie of Dallas, Craig Johnson and Joe Johnson of Shreveport and Guy Hughes Jr. of Longview and many friends. Pallbearers include Jane Barnhill, Charlie Bond, Bob Chamberlain, Fred Cameron, Doug Eastham, Bill Griffin, Delbern Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Jim McLaughlin, Don Mitchell, Harold Posey, James Rice, John Sullivan, Norman Wilson and David Sinclair, representing the Jefferson Historical Museum Board of Directors, and Bill Montgomery representing the Rotary Club of Jefferson. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Mr. Hardy's memory to one of the following: Randy Hardy Memorial Fund for the Jefferson Historical Museum, c/o First National Bank, P.O.Box 799, Jefferson, Texas 75657; Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-4123, or the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75701.

 

 


Citizens Journal Obituaries

2005


Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

RUBY BEATRICE HALL Oct. 31, 1926 - Dec. 27, 2004

Funeral services for Ruby Beatrice Hall, 78, of Mt. Pleasant were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30. Bates-Cooper Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

VERNELL ROWE June 16, 1944 - Dec. 26, 2004

Vernell Rowe, 60, of Douglassville died at her residence. Rowe was born in Marietta. She was a member of Jones Hill Church of God in Christ. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1 at Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City with the Elder Neotis Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Jones Hill Cemetery under the direction of Community Mortuary. Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31. The family will meet friends at Community Mortuary Chapel from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Victor Rowe Sr. of Douglassville; 10 sons and two daughters-in-law, Eddie Rowe, Roderick and Alicia Rowe, both of Douglassville, Victor Jr. and Shea Rowe of Dallas, Victor Chisen of Hughes Springs, Cedric Parkman of Atlanta, Dallas Washington of Fedville, Ark., Sedrick Williams of Fort Campble, Ky., Morris Williams and Marlo Williams, both of Mt. Pleasant, and Bobbie Brown of Dallas; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Rosalyn and Melton Hatley, Kiberly and David Nelson, both of Douglassville, Vickie and Robbie Cook of Dallas and Stephaniea Phillips of Arlington; four brothers, Lee Cooper, Sonny Cooper, Melvin Cooper and James Cooper, all of Marietta; two sisters, Glenda Alexander and Barbara Pinson, both of Dallas, five godchildren, Tavoris Hamilton, Anthony Fultcher, Joshua Williams, Aquil Webster and Aaron White; her father, Jessie Cooper of Quanah; 27 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. (pd)

J. BEATRICE HARRIS Feb. 17, 1916 - Dec. 29, 2004

Graveside services for J. Beatrice Harris, 88, of Atlanta were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

IRMA PATTERSON Oct. 17, 1940 - Dec. 28, 2004

Funeral services for Irma Lou Patterson, 64, of Texarkana, Ar., were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Billy Wayne Dupree officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Queen City under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home. She was born in Texarkana and was a lifetime resident of Texarkana. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of First Baptist Church, Moores Lane. She was preceded in death by her father Lonnie Allen Kennington and four brothers. She is survived by her mother Annie Lou Kennington of Texarkana, Ark.; her mother-in-law :Momma Opal" Patterson and the father of her children Waylon Patterson, both of Queen City; five sons and three daughters-in-law Travis and Kelly Patterson of Queen City, Ronald Patterson of Texarkana, Ark., Rocky and Angela Patterson, Michael and Sheila Patterson and Steve Patterson, all of Queen City; three sisters Lillian Green, Rachel Cates and Marsha Pilgreen, all of Texarkana, Ark.; three brothers Millard Kennington of Texarkana, Ark., Marvin Kennington of Foreman, Ark., and Lewis Kennington of Texarkana, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. (pd)

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

WAN ABELES July 30, 1947 - Dec. 30, 2004

Funeral services for Wan Abeles, 57, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at First United Methodist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Randy Carrion officiating. Abeles was born in Chiengmai, Thailand. She was a member of First United Metjhodist Church in Atlanta. She received her bachelor degree in education from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1973, she earned her masters degree in education from East Texas State University in Commerce. She later received her special education certification at East Texas State University in Texarkana in 1974. For 20 years she worked as a special education schoolteacher. In 1993, she went to work for Region 8 Education Service Center in Mt. Pleasant as the Early Childhood Intervention specialist where she worked until she retired in 2003. Survivors include her husband, Neil Abeles of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Cody Beeler of Waco and Grace Ryan Ferrell of Athens; three brother, Boonlert Cheewatrakoolpong of Iselin, N.J., Sombat Cheewatrakoolpong of Chiengmai, Thailand, and Sompong Cheewatrakoolpong of Dallas; two sisters, Wanpen Cheewatrakoolpong of Chiengmai, Thailand, and Wanlee Cheewatrakoolpong of Bangkok, Thailand. Condolen ces may be made on-line at www.hannerfundersalservice.com. (pd)

HELEN GUNTER HUTCHINS April 25, 1917 - Jan. 2, 2005

Funeral services for Helen Gunter Hutchins, 87, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Tom Hooten officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Hutchins was born in McNeil, Ark., and was a member of Atlanta Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Hutchins Sr., and her brother, Charles Gunter. Survivors include one son, James H. "Jim" Hutchins Jr. of Atlanta, and one sister, Maggie Hutchins of Richardson. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

JEAN BISHOP April 4, 1923 - Jan. 1, 2005

Funeral services for Jean Bishop, 81, of Hughes Springs are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

WILSON YORK July 16, 1918 - Jan. 2, 2005

Graveside services for Wilson York, 86, of Lone Star were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

GRADY WILLIAMS Aug. 22, 1911 - Dec. 27, 2004

Funeral services for Grady Williams, 93, of Naples were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JOE EARL JACKSON April 25, 1933 - Dec. 29, 2004

Funeral services for Joe Earl Jackson, 71, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrantements.

LUCILLE G. BISHOP Oct. 16, 1915 - Jan. 2, 2005

Funeral services for Lucille G. Bishop, 89, of Linden are being held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Sunday, January 9th, 2005

 

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

VIRGINIA ROBERTS Oct. 31, 1936 - Jan. 8, 2005

Funeral services for Virginia Roberts, 68, of Atlanta are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Tanglewood Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Gary McNatt, Rev. Jack Mills and Rev. Wallace Edger officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens. Roberts was born in Athens and was a member of Tanglewood Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta. She worked as the hostess/greeter for Roman's Pizza in Atlanta and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wayne Roberts. Survivors include one son, Todd Roberts of Texarkana; three daughters and sons-in-law, Stacy Roberts and Kirk Blus of Texarkana, Angie and Jeff Schwindt of Texarkana, Ark., and Pam and Joe Thompson of Atlanta; one sister, Phyllis Ray Onley of Greenville; four grandchildren, Brad Schwindt, Dylan Thompson, Andi Thompson and Lincoln Thompson; and several nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

FREDERICK CONNER April 24, 1934 - Jan. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Federick Conner, 70, of McLeod were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

FRANK "MANNY" McGRAW Oct. 26, 1900 - Jan. 2, 2005

Funeral services for Frank "Manny" McGraw, 104, of Marietta were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

LEWIS WALLACE Dec. 24, 1915 - Jan. 7, 2005

Funeral services for Lewis Wallace, 89, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

CHRISTINE CORZINE GRAVES March 14, 1939 - Jan. 9, 2005

Memorial services for Christine Corzine Graves, 65, of Linden are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

RUBIN R. RICHARDSON Dec. 25, 1923 - Jan. 8, 2005

Graveside services for Rubin R. Richardson, 81, of Gilmer were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at East Mountin Cemetery with the REv. Michael M. Cook of First Baptist Church of Gilmer officiating. Croley Funeral Home handle the arrangements. Richardson was born in East Mountain and was a Baptist. He was retired from El Paso Natural Gas in Midland. He resided in Gilmer for Four years. On Jan. 5, 1949, he married Helen Marie Johnson of Upshur County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Richardson; one son, Billy V. Richardson; and his parents, Valto and Lela Mae Richardson. Survivors include one son, Johnny Richardson of Texarkana; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Katherine and Frances Leigh of Atlanta, LaDelle Stevenson of Linden and Glenda and Wayne Riley of Gilmer; one grandson and his spouse, Dusty and Leslie Richardson of Gilmer; two granddaughters, Kirk Richardson of Austin and Lacy Cates of Texarkana, Ark.; two great-grandsons, Nick Richardson and Hunter Richardson of Gilmer; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. (pd)

LAVERA B. PARVINO Oct. 15, 1915 - Jan. 8, 2005

Funeral services for Lavera B. Parvino, 89, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

MARY JANE SNEED Oct. 31, 1932 - Jan. 6, 2005

Memorial services for May Jane Sneed, 72, of Hughes Springs were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

MARY LOU LANCASTER

Mary Lou Lancaster died at her home at 3610 Tulane Way in Garland Dec. 2, 2004, just five days short of her 91st birthday. Her husband, Darrell Boyd Lancaster, a pioneer in bringing electricity to rural Texas preceded her in death on February 19, 2003. He was appointed the first manager of teh Bowie Cass Rural Electric Cooperative in 1939 before the cooperative was built. The family resided in Douglassville from 1939 to 1951 and was active in the Methodist and Baptist churches. Darrell Boyd Lancaster of Garland, the second of two children, was born in Atlanta in 1943. Mary Lou was born at the Neal family farm in Pendelton, the second child of Denny and Eula Pernice Wormelduff Neal. She married D. B. Lancaster of Oenaville, her husband of more than 65 years, at her Temple on June 11, 1937. A 1937 graduate of San Marcos State Teachers College, she taught school in Texas for the next 25 years after leaving east Texas. Survivors include two children, Linda Lou Lancaster Brown of Columbia, Mo., and Darrell B. Lancaster of Garland; four grandchildren, Marc Lenau of Columbia, Mo., Charlotte Lenau of St. Louis, Mo., Jenifer O'Brien of McKinney and Jessica Marvin of San Antonio; and five great-grandchildren, Lance Lenau of Columbia, Mo., Melanie and Taryn O'Brien of McKinney and Wesley and Tanner Marvin of San Antonio. Graveside services were held at Bellwood Memorial Park near their hometown of Temple where both graduated from Temple High School. (pd)

ARLIE RUST April 15, 1924 - Jan. 9, 2005

Graveside services for Arlie Rust, 80, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

LYNN JONES Sept. 6, 1903 - Jan. 12, 2005

Funeral services for Lynn Jones, 101, a long-time resident of Dallas are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 15 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Doddridge, Ark. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Jones was born in Doddridge, Ark, the first of seven children of John William and Becky LaNorah Jones. Lynn began her career as a schoolteacher in Louisiana in the early 1920's. She went to work for Sears Roebuck & Co., in Shreveport, La., in 1930 and was transferred to Dallas in the early 1940's. She was the catalog accounting department supervisor until her retirement in 1965. Following retirement, she served as an officer in the Sears Retiree Club. She served every office in the Lambda Chapter of Phi Eta Sorority of Texas including three terms as president. She was also an officer of the Lambda Garden Club, Variety Book Club, Dallas Friday Forum, and Baylor Hospital Auxiliary. Until her health began to fail, she was an active member of Mrs. Criswell's Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Dallas. She is preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Louis Harvey, Pearley, Emmitt and Alton; one sister, Cora; and a great nephew. Survivors include a niece, Joann Jones-Williamson; nephews and spouses, Albert and Mary Jones, Jerry Jones and Carroll and Doreen Jones; six great-nieces and nephews; and 13 great-great-nieces and nephews, all of Texas. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Opal Greene Jones of Texarkana. As a memorial to Jones' life, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund c/o Patricia Barnes, 500 PR 1032, Doddridge, Arkansas 71834, or First Baptist Church of Dallas, 1707 San Jacinto, Dallas, Texas 75201. (pd)

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

MARY "SISSY" BOYTER May 9, 1939 - Jan. 14, 2005

Funeral services for Mary "Sissy" Boyter, 65, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at McGuire Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Austin Lewis officiating. McGuire Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Boyter was born in Bienville Parish, La., and was a Baptist. She was a homemaker and liked to shop. She was the owner and operator of finishing school in Hobart, Ind., and Atlanta. Boyter lived in Atlanta for the last five years and was a former resident of Hobart, Ind. She was preceded in death by one brother, Durwood Jordan. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Paul Dale Boyter of Atlanta; one son, Paul d\Dave Boyter of Chesterton, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula Boyter and Craig Heuring of Valparaiso, Inc.; two sisters, Naomi Brown of Minden, La., and Myrte Welsh of Alexandria, La.; one brother, Gerald Jordan of Mississippi; and two grandchildren, Danielle and Sam Heuring of Valparaiso, Ind. (pd)

FRANCES D. McCOY June 11, 1928 - Jan. 14, 2005

Funeral services for Frances D. McCoy, 76, of Queen City were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Carrion officiating. Interment followed in Springdale Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. McCoy was born in Nacona and was a member of Queen City Baptist Church. She started work as an accountant for Dickson Drilling Company and continued her accounting career through the years that followed. She was once a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn Austin and Inez Lee Dickson; and her brother, Henry Dickson. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Darrell and Phyllis Youngs of Queen City and Robert McCoy of Houston; one daughter, Marja McCoy of Atlanta; one sister, Helen Walker of Houston; and six grandchildren, April Youngs of Austin, Brandon Youngs of Houston, Danelle Seate and Janelle Seate of Queen City, Logan Owens of Spring and Daniel McCoy of Atlanta. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

HOWARD SURRATT Feb. 6, 1929 - Jan. 13, 2005

Funeral services for Howard Surratt, 75, of Linden were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

TYCE BAXTER March 25, 1961 - Jan. 15, 2005

Funeral services for Tyce Baxter, 43, of Lone Star were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

PAULINE COBURN April 5, 1909 - Jan. 15, 2005

Funeral services for Pauline Coburn, 95, of Linden, formerly of Sulphur Springs, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs handled the arrangements.

MARGARETTE O. PRICE HENDRICK CLAUSE April 12, 1921 - Jan. 17, 2005

Graveside services for Margarette O. Price Hendrick Clause, 83, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Lakewood Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements.

SAMUEL HICKS Sept. 20, 1937 - Jan. 14, 2005

Funeral services for Samuel Hicks, 67, of Lake O' the Pines are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

MIKE KEITH Sept. 6, 1976 - Jan. 17, 2005

Graveside services for Mike Keith, 28, of Wake Village were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan 20 at Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Steve McIntosh officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Keith was born in Texarkana. He was the owner and operator of Mike Keith Turcking Company. Survivors include his wife, Kerry Keith of Wake Village; his mother, Sharon Kelly of Wake Village; two sons, Blaine Riley Keith of Wake Village and Taylor Michael Keith of Texarkana, Ark.; one daughter, Kennedy Dee Keith of Wake Village; two brothers, Brian David Wooten and wife Nikki of Fouke, Ark., and Bradley Kyle Wooten and fiance' Jennifer McDonald of Genoa, Ark.; one niece, McKenzie Wooten of Genoa, Ark.; one nephew, Ethan Cody Power of Texarkana; his maternal grandmother, Edna Mae Friday of Genoa, Ark.; his maternal grandfather, J. T. Redfearn of Genoa, Ark.; his mother-in-law, Pam Power of Wake Village; his father-in-law, William Power and wife Freda of Texarkana, Ark.; his brother-in-law, William Cody Power and wife Shanda of Texarkana; and numerous other relatives. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

WILLIAM FRED "BILL" McCAULLEY JR. Aug. 1, 1940 - Jan. 18, 2005

William Fred "Bill" McCaulley Jr., 64, of Atlanta died Tuesday Jan. 18. Funeral services have not been scheduled, but will be handled by Hanner Funeral Service. McCaulley was born in Altoona, Penn., and was a Baptist. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Helen McCaulley of Atlanta; his mother, Violet Kay Hawn of Atlanta; three sons, Keith McCaulley, Brian McCaulley and Willie McCaulley, all of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Christina Ruley of Atlanta; two step-daughters, Ronda Guilbeault and Cathy Wiley, both of Atlanta; one brother, Robert McCaulley of Atlanta; two sisters, Eva Daughtery and Pat Delaney, both of Pennsylvania; six step-sons, Tom Fahrney of Atlanta, Norman Fahrney of Tennessee, Roy Fahrney of Atlanta, William Fahrney of Arkansas and Terry Fahrney of Florida; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

ARLEN SCOTT Aug. 17, 1916 - Jan. 17, 2005

Funeral services for Arlen Scott, 88m, of Linden were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

CHARLES E. KIRKLAND March 1, 1928 - Jan. 17, 2005

Graveside services for Charles Kirkland, 76, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

RAYMOND MACK June 19, 1926 - Jan. 14, 2005

Funeral services for Raymond Mack, 78, of Linden are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Linden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

MABLE R. TROWELL Dec. 17, 1930 - Jan. 14, 2005

Funeral services for Mable R. Trowell, 74, of Atlanta are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

PAMELA BLACKWELL April 18, 1856 - Jan. 19, 2005

Funeral services for Pamela Blackwell, 48, of McLeod are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at McLeod Tabernacle with the Rev. Donnie Barren, the Rev. J.P. Story, and the Rev. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow in Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Blackwell was born in Oakland, Calif. and was a member of Good Exchange Baptist Church. She lived most of her life in Atlanta and McLeod and graduated from Atlanta High School in 1974. She was a teacher in the McLeod ISD. Survivors include her husband, Don Blackwell of McLeod, her mother, Mariene Smyth of Atlanta; two daughters and one son-in-law, Katie Blackwell of McLeod and Kim and Larry Wilburn of Tyler; one brother, Ronald Holland of North Dakota; and her grandmother, Inez Clements of Atlanta. Memorials may be made to the Good Exchange Baptist Church, P.O.Box 137, McLeod, Texas 75565 or Good Exchange Cemetery Fund, P.O.Box 254, McLeod, Texas 75565. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

DONALD EDWARD BARTH Feb. 25, 1940 - Jan. 18, 2005

Interment for Donald Edward Barth, 64, of Marietta will be held at Chapel Hills Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., under the direction of Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home of Jefferson. Barth was born in Oak Park, Ill., and was a resident of Marietta since July 1990, moving from Chicago, Ill., where he retired from the River Forest Fire Department. He was a member of the Professional Firefighters Association. He was preceded in death by his son, William Barth, in 1986. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte "Charlie" Barth of Marietta; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and John Dolecki of Villa Mueller, both of Kingsport, Tenn.; one step-son, Frederick Mueller of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Jane Beran of Rock Springs, Wisc.; one brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Peggy Barth of Villa Park, Ill.; former wife, Karen Barth of Winfield, Ill.; three grandchildren, John, Michael and Joe Dolecki of Villa Park, Ill.;; three step-granmdchildren, Nicole and Travis Coomer and Becky Mueller, all of Kingsport, Tenn.; one nice, Donna Asher of Villa Park, Ill.; and one nephew, Brian Barth of Fort Myers, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Heart Association. (pd)

RAYMOND LEE THOMAS SR. Sept. 4, 1907 - Jan. 18, 2005

Graveside services for Raymond Lee Thomas Sr., 97, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Huffines Cemetery with the Rev. J.W. Crow officiating. Services are being held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Thomas was born in Atlanta and was a Baptist. He was a farmer and an oil field worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arie Thomas; one daughter, Jane Golden; and a grandson, Donald Joe Golden. Survivors include two sons, Raymond Thomas Jr. of Texarkana and Charlie Thomas of Arlington; three daughters, Tomie Skinner of Atlanta, Eleanor Richie of Shreveport, La., and Ida Nell Favre of Atlanta; one brother and sister-in-law, R.B. and Carmel Thomas of DeQueen, Ark.; one sister-in-law, Hattie Thomas; 20 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

ALLEN A. CHUNN June 10, 1933 - Jan. 19, 2005

Funeral services for Allen A. Chunn, 71, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

WILLIAM FRED "BILL" McCAULLEY JR. Aug. 1, 1940 - Jan. 18, 2005

William Fred "Bill" McCaulley Jr., 64, of Atlanta died Tuesday, Jan. 18. Funeral services have not been scheduled, but will be held at a later date. McCaulley was born in Altoona, Penn., and was a Baptist. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Helen McCaulley of Atlanta; his mother, Violet Kay Hawn of Atlanta; three sons, Keith McCaulley, Brian McCaulley and Willie McCaulley, all of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Christina Ruley of Atlanta; two step-daughters, Ronda Guilbeault and Cathy Wiley, both of Atlanta; one brother, Robert McCaulley of Atlanta; two sisters, Eva Daughtery and Pat Delaney, both of Pennsylvania; six step-sons, Tom Fahrney of Pennsylvania, Robert Fahrney of Atlanta, Norman Fahrney of Tennessee, Roy Fahrney of Atlanta, William Fahrney of Arkansas and Terry Fahrney of Florida; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Condolences may be made on-line at http://www.hannerfuneralservice.com/. (pd)

JO ANN BRICKER LEWIS Jan. 31, 1936 - Jan. 22, 2005

Funeral services for Jo Ann Bricker Lewis, 68, of Doddridge, Ark., are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

WALTER L. JONES Dec. 24, 1917 - Jan. 20, 2005

Graveside services for Walter L. Jones, 87, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan 23. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

LINDA M. GILMORE July 10, 1944 - Jan. 24, 2005

Funeral services for Linda M. Gilmore, 60, of Hughes Springs are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

VIRGINIA ODOM MOORE Nov. 19, 1921 - Jan. 23, 2005

Funeral services for Virginia Odom Moore, 83, of Marshall are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Sullivan-Heaster Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

 

BRETT RAY BRANTLEY February 18, 1987 – Jan. 24, 2004
Funeral services for Brett Ray Brantley, 17, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Survivors include his mother, Karen, Brandon, Brooke, and his maternal grandmother, Rose Lee “Memaw.” He was preceded in death by Raymond “Pawpaw” and Aunt Tammy. (pd)

 

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

 

MRS. F.C. "VERSA" PARKER Oct. 6, 1906 - Jan. 30, 2005

Graveside services for Mrs. F. C. "Versa" Parker, 98, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 1 at Pine Crest Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Edwards officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Parker was born in Whelan Springs, Ark., the oldest child to Frank and Molly Harrison. For 15 years, she taught in the beginners department at First Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was a member of the Choir and faithful worker in the WMU. She also worked for several years promoting gospel concerts. Parker was a resident of Golden Villa for four and a half years. In that time, she taught many of the nurses and aides how to crochet. She found a home at Golden Villa and was loved by all the workers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd C. Parker; her grandson, Clint Self; and her daughter-in-law, Flo Parker. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Polly and James Smith of Atlanta and Shirley and Eugene Lundy of Jonesville; one son, Billy F. Parker of Mt. Ida, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Consolences may be made online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

HOWARD J. WALL April 28, 1922 - Jan. 28, 2005

Funeral services for Howard J. Wall, 82, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Dr. Leroy Howell officiating. Interment followed in Springdale Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Wall was born in Queen City and was a member of the 32nd division Masons that he was involved in for 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Hollie Wall of Atlanta; numerous nieces and nephews including Judy Pentecost of Texarkana, Sunny Wall of Colorado Springs, Colo., Carl Wall of Palmer, and Caroline Wall of Dallas; two step-sons, Norman Cruson of Dallas and Jim Cruson of Texarkana; and two step-daughters, Loretta Turner of Denton and Becky Corry of Tulsa, Okla. Condolences may be made online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

RUEL D. BRITT May 31, 1932 - Jan. 28, 2005

Funeral services for Ruel D. Britt, 72, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

BILLY TIDWELL Aug. 19, 1930 - Jan. 30, 2005

Funeral services for Billy Tidwell, 74, of Avinger were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. Reeder- Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

DOROTHY LEE CRADDOCK Dec. 27, 1930 - Jan. 26, 2005

Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Craddock, 74, of Mt. Pleasant were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

RANDLE EDWARD GREEN Aug. 9, 1932 - Jan. 27, 2005

Funeral services for Randle Edward Green, 72, of Marietta were ehdl at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 30. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

 

JERRY E. LITTLE Nov. 29, 1938 - Jan. 30, 2005

Funeral services for Jerry E. Little, 66, of Atlanta were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chris Cowan officiating. Interment followed in Center Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Little was born in Houston and was a Mason and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was a retired firefighter from the city of Houston and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Little. Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Little of Atlanta; his mother, Virginia Dardar of Houston; one son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Stacey Little of Tomball; one daughter, Lynn Thomas of Atlanta; two brothers, Leslie Little of Denver, Color., and Richard Little of Delaware; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Mary and Arthur Miranda of Houston, JoAnn Corl of Houston and Robin Reyna of Rosebud; five grandchildren, Samuel Little, Abigail Little, Seth Little, Faith Little, all of Tomball, and Jerry Thomas of Atlanta; his step-mother, Barbara Little of Rosebud; and numerous other relatives and friends. Condolences may be made online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

GREG DANIEL Sept. 25, 1964 - Jan. 30, 2005

A memorial service for Greg Daniel, 40, of Atlanta was held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

ANDREA H. "ANDY" CLARK May 18, 1958 - Jan. 31, 2005

Graveside services for Andrea H. "Andy" Clark, 46, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

HELEN DEVEREUX STOERMER Feb. 3, 1923 - Jan. 29, 2005

Mass of Christian Burial for Helen Devereux Stoermer, 81, is being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

LYMAN H. ABBOT Nov. 16, 1917 - Jan. 4, 2005

Memorial services for Lyman H. Abbott, 87, of Marietta are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

 

DAVID LUTHER NICHOLSON Aug 1, 1921 - Feb. 4, 2005

Mr. David Luther Nicholson, 83, of Kerrville died on Friday Feb. 4 in a Kerrville hospital. Mr. Nicholson and Mary Magdaline Clark Nicholson. During a long career as a cotton buyer, he managed the Pine Bluff office of J.P. Stevens Textiles. After retirement, he moved to Texas and lived in Houston, Atlanta and Kerrville, where he was able to spend time with the grandchildren who knew him affectionately as "Pop." David served his country honorably in the United States Army. His time in service was spent in the European Theater from London during their bombing, to Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He earned and received several decorations including European Theatre Campaign Ribbon with six Bronze Stars, Presidential Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and Victory Medal. None of which was known by his family until his Army records were needed during his later life. After returning from service, he married Melba Irene Wadsworth on May 14, 1947, in Pine Bluff, Ark. David was greatly loved and honored by all who knew him. He was a fun-loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Nothing made him happier than being surrounded by his family. David is survived by his wife of 57 years, Melba W. Nicholson of Kerrville; one daughter and son-in-law, Marda and Jerry Tayloe of Hunt; one son and daughter-in-law, David C. and Debbie Nicholson of Natural Dam, Ark.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathlyn and John Dearing of Chesapeake, Va., and Mary and Joe Faucett of Pine Bluff, Ark,; grandchildren, Hicael Steffey and wife Elaina of U.S. Navy, Tamp, Fla., Nicholas Steffey of Houston, Drew Steffey of Houston, Sara Marie Nicholson of Fayetteville, Ark., Josh Tayloe and wife Tiffany of Houston, Gordon Tayloe of Arlington, and Jeffe Tayloe of Houston; and two great-grandchildren, Ashton Elaine Steffey and Brice Michael Steffey. Rev. John Green presided at a memorial service held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at Hunt United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Hunt United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. The family invites everyone to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapel.com by selecting the "Send Condolence" link. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville. (pd)

JERRY E. LITTLE Nov. 29, 1938 - Jan. 30, 2005

Funeral services for Jerry E. Little, 66, of Atlanta were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Swain officiating. Interment followed in Center Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Little was born in Houston and was a Mason and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was a retired firefighter from the city of Houston and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Little. Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Little of Atlanta; his mother, Virginia Dardar of Houston; one son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Stacey Little of Tomball; one daughter, Lynn Thomas of Atlanta; two brothers, Leslie Little of Denver, Colo., and Richard Little of Delaware; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Mary and Arthur Miranda of Houston, JoAnn Corl of Houston and Robin Reyna of Rosebud; five grandchildren, Samuel Little, Abigail Little, Seth Little, Faith Little, all of Tomball, and Jerry Thomas of Atlanta; his step-mother, Barbara Little of Rosebud; and numerous other relatives and friends. Condolences may be made online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

AURELIA L. GREENE Nov. 1, 1906 - Feb. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Aurelia L. Greene, 98, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Vickers officiating. Interment will follow in Laws Chapel Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Greene was born in Hughes Springs and was a member of Laws Chapel Methodist Church where she was the oldest living member. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Greene, and life-long friend, Beulah Hendrix. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Norma Greene of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Willard Smith of Atlanta and Louise and Bob Steger of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Dennis Smith and wife Carol of Longview, Renee McCoart and husband Joe of Atlanta, Penny Smith and Husband James of Atlanta, Kristy Fincher and husband David of Atlanta, Toni Steger of Plano, and Adonna Skinner and husband Jason of Little Rock, Ark.; eight great-grandchildren, Brian Porterfield, Aaron Porterfield, Rachel McCoart, Emily McCoart, Sarah Fincher and Collin Fincher, all of Atlanta, Justin Smith of New Diana and Kaylee Skinner of Little Rock, Ark. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

LARRY W. "BUBBA" JESTTES Jan. 31, 1951 - Feb. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Larry W. "Bubba" Jesttes, 54, of Queen City are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Church of God in Atlanta with the REv. Chris Miller officiating. Services are being held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Jesttes was preceded in death by one brother, Danny Ray Jesttes of Sheppard. Survivors include his parents, Bill and Anna Gardner Jesttes of Queen City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Paul Brooks of Houston and Carolyn and Brad Erby of Queen City; one brother, David Jesttes of Amaha; one uncle, Dee Gardner of Queen City; five aunts, Syble Whittington of Atlanta, Helen Richardson of Atlanta; Lorene Stewart of Dallas, Nora Bell Kiffer of Vivian, La., and Mary McGuffie of Atlanta. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

JANE NELSON PALMER Feb. 26, 1935 - Feb. 4, 2005

Graveside services for Jane Nelson Palmer, 69, of Round Rock were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, FEb. 8. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

AUSTINE STRICKLAND Aug. 29, 1915 - Feb. 5, 2005

Funeral services for Austine Strickland, 89, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. James Howard officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Strickland was born in Nacogdoches and was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was a member of the Tell Sunday school class. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Diane Bray Howard of Leesburg, Va., and Jim and Linda Howard of Atlanta; seven grandchildren, Wendy Ligon of Fairfax, Va., James Howard of Atlanta, Christy Howard of Lake Ridge, Va., Cody Howard of Atlanta, Christopher Bray, Elizabeth Bray, and Victoria Bray, all of Leesburg, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Tristan Howard of Lake Ridge, Va., Madelyn Howard, Madison Howard and Brooklynn Howard, all of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Westside Baptist Church in the missions department. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

POLLY VERONA RICHARDS

Funeral services for Polly Verona Richards, loving mother and grandmother, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. In accordance with Polly's wishes, her remains were buried in Springdale Cemetery in Queen City. Richards passed away at the home of her son on Wednesday, Feb. 2. She was a retired Texas educator and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta. She is survived by her son, G. Max Richards; her daughter, Jacqueline Richards Pagan; her daughter-in-law, Pat Richards; her son-in-law, Roy Pagan; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to Thelma Powers, Dee Methot and Julia Smith, Polly's caregivers. The family said they could not have done without each of them. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to J.K. Hileman Elementary School Library, P.O. Box 128, Queen City, Texas 75572. (pd)

ALBERT C. DELESE SR. Jan. 9, 1911 - Feb. 2, 2005

A Mass of Christian Burial for Albert C. Delese Sr., 94, of Texarkana, Ark., was celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

LEROY "BO DIDDLE" PRINCE Oct. 9, 1911 - Feb. 2, 2005

Funeral services for Leroy "Bo Diddle" Prince, 93, of Wake Village were held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

 

GEORGIA ELLIS FLANAGAN Aug. 30, 1903 - Feb. 7, 2005

Funeral services for Georgia Ellis Flanagan, 101, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bernie Ayes officiating. Interment followed at 2:30 in White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Flanagan was born in Van Zandt County. She taught school in Van Zandt County and later worked with her husband in their accounting and bookkeeping business. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First Christian Church where she was a former secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the Bible Student Club and was a former member of the hospital auxiliary, Atlanta Garden Club and the Thursday Study Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Flanagan, in 1980. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

GEORGIA SORRELLS PISKACH Nov. 11, 1956 - Feb. 7, 2005

Funeral services for Georgia Sorrells Piskach, 48, of Pflugerville were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at New Covenant Church in Bastrop. Interment followed in Cook-Walden/Memorial Hill Cemetery in Pflugerville under the direction of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home of Pflugerville, Piskach was born in Atlanta and went to sleep in the Lord on Feb. 7. She was well-loved and enjoyed singing for Christ. Survivors include her husband, David Piskach; her children, Saundra Trotter, Regina Taylor and husband Robert, John Corrells Jr., Laura Piskach and Phillip Piskach; five grandchildren; three sisters; four brothers; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family. (pd)

BETTY JUNE BRYAN June 22, 1927 - Feb. 10, 2005

Graveside services for Betty June Bryan, 77, of Kingman, Kan., are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at Turon Cemetery with Pastor Mike McGovney officiating. Livingston Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Bryan was born in Turon, Kan., and attended the Kingman Christian Church. She was a member of the Salina Order of the Eastern Star. A resident of Kingman since 1998, previously of Bartlesville, Okla., she was a retired assistant motel manager and bookkeeper. On Nov. 10, 1947, she married Frank Warren Bryan at Preston, Kans. He died March 31, 2003. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Junior and Raymond Shrum. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Dianne Bryan of Atlanta; one daughter, Joan Bryan of Kingman; four sisters, Hettie Fischer of Medicine Lodge, Kan., Louise Dupee and Sadie Dykes, both of Stafford, Kan., and Lucille Millspaughy of Kingman, Kans.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made with the Kingman County Humane Society and Kingman Riverside Park, both in care of Livingston Funeral Home, 1830 North Main, Kingman, Kan. 67068. (pd)

ROBERT SANCHEZ Nov. 12, 1969 - Feb. 7, 2005

Memorial services for Robert Sanchez, 35, of Marietta were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

R.E. FIKE Aug. 5, 1927 - Feb. 8, 2005

Funeral services for R.E. Fike, 77, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

 

LANELLE ROBISON Jan. 1, 1934 - Feb. 11, 2005

Funeral services for Lanelle Robison, 71, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Interment followed in Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Robison was born in Cass County and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy Robison. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dennis McMinn of Tyler, Ronald and Jayn Robison of Shreveport, La., and Charles and Debbie Robison of Atlanta; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Norman Lee and Gue Griffin of Van, Delton Griffin of Shreveport, La., and James Griffin of Atlanta; one sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Frankie Coats of Atlanta; and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L. Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

HAROLD W. PRITCHARD

Harold W. Pritchard, 79, of Atlanta died Friday, Feb. 4 in a local nursing home. Mr. Pritchard had been a resident of Atlanta for 12 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a 1942 graduate of Atlanta High School and a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He resided in New York City for 35 years and was associated with Du Pont Corporation and Bank of America. He is survived by a special friend, Maggie Thompson of New York City, N.W.; a nephew, James Roark of Atlanta, Ga.; and cousins, David and Anna Kennedy, Jerline Kennedy, Marilyn Felkins, Bill Pritchard and Judy Duke, all of Atlanta, Sarah Murph and Richard Hanes of Queen City, Mary Nell Kennedy Symans of Albuquerque, N.M., Annie Laurie Jaggers of Iowa Park, and Patty Forbing of Shreveport, La. His body was willed to the Southwestern Medical School of Dallas. A memorial luncheon will be held at the Atlantean on Saturday, March 19 for family and close friends. (pd)

RONALD DALE GHOLSTON Oct. 17, 1955 - Feb. 3, 2005

Funeral services for Ronald Dale Gholston, 49, of Pittsburg were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

INA MAE EVERS July 6, 1914 - Feb. 7, 2005

Funeral services for Ina Mae Evers, 90, of Doddridge, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, FEb. 10. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

MARGARETE LUCY COLEY WALLACE BRACKEN Dec. 14, 1915 - Feb. 12, 2005

Funeral services for Margarete Lucy Coley Wallace Bracken, 89, of Daingerfield were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

W.C. "DUB" BRYANT SR. Jan. 12, 1946 - Feb. 9, 2005

Funeral services for W.C. "Dub" Bryant Sr., 59, of Omaha were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

OSCAR L. REEVES July 20, 1946 - Feb. 10, 2005

Memorial services for Oscar L. Reeves, 58, of Bivins are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Community Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

 

AUDREY YARBROUGH Feb. 6, 1933 - Feb. 15, 2005

Funeral services for Audrey Yarbrough, 72, of Atlanta are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Landmark United Pentecostal Church in Texarkana with the Rev. Jason Calhoun and the Rev. Carl Patrick officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Yarbrough was born in Pittsburg, Pa., and was a member of Landmark United Pentecostal Church in Texarkana. She owned and operated the Sears Catalog Store for 26 years in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald Frank Yarbrough. Survivors include her husband, Don Yarbrough of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Tommy Gandy of Tyler and Kim and Matthew Ruger of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Vivian Clark of Reno, Nev., and Pauline Tally and Georgia Langan, both of Forth Worth; seven grandchildren, Scott Caver, Amy Gossett, Chris Caver, Donya Petit, Treston Yarbrough, Aaron Ruger, and Tiffany Piser; and sever great-grandchildren, Austin Caver, Kolby Caver, Cassidy Caver, Erin Gossett, Kyler Yarbrough, Anthony Higgins and Jacob Piser. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

FLOYD "RAY" WELLS March 20, 1925 - Feb. 15, 2005

Funeral services for Floyd "Ray" Wells, 79, of Linden are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Linden United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Knight, the Rev. James Duncan and the Rev. Steve Wentrcek officiating. Interment will follow at Cave Springs Cemetery in Linden under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Wells was born in Linden to Floyd and Trudis Wells, both whom preceded him in death. He was the beloved husband of Ann Wells for 53 years, loving father to Beverly Wiggins and her husband Jobe of Huntsville, daughter Linda King and husband Kenneth of Linden. Also preceding him in death was his only son, Joey Wells, and sister, Bobbie Helen Wentrcek. He was Papa to Julianne Daniel, Shannon King, Brien Wiggins, Josh King, Lauren Wiggins, Kenney King, Paul Wiggins, Chrissy Laviolette, Wendy Williams and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jay Wells of Gordon, and his sister, Frances Evans of Linden. Ray served two-and-a-half years in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1951, he received his masters degree of education from Sam Houston State University. Ray worked in the insurance business until his retirement in 1973. In August of that year, he moved back to Linden to ranch in his beloved Cass County. Ray's love of people and living in the country were his greatest joys in life. He was the happiest at family reunions, class reunions and when his house was full of family. This gentle giant will be missed by many. (pd)

DIANNE HAWKINS Jan. 14, 1948 - Feb. 14, 2005

Funeral services for Dianne Hawkins, 57, of Avinger are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

JOE BOB POUNDS SR. Aug. 14, 1931 - Feb. 15, 2005

Funeral services for Joe Bob Pounds Sr., 73, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at Madden Chapel with the Rev. Butch Riddle officiating. Interment will follow in Blackerby Cemetery under the direction of Madden Funeral Services. The family will be at the funeral home, located at 371 North Third St. in Ashdown Ark., from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Pounds was born in Ashdown, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Faye Pounds; his mother, Jettie Pounds; his dad, Monroe Pounds; and his brother, William Edward Pounds. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Joe Bob Jr. and Laurie Pounds of Longview and Michael Eugene Pounds of Austin; one daughter, Tracy Pounds of Atlanta; and one grandchild, Ryan Joseph Pounds. (pd)

BARBARA LEE LAFFEY HOPKINS Oct. 25, 1938 - Feb. 16, 2005

Memorial services for Barbara Lee Laffey Hopkins, 66, of Hughes Springs are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

MARTHA ETHELYN LAWLESS Nov. 3, 1917 - Feb. 16, 2005

Funeral services for Martha Ethelyn Lawless, 87, of Olney, Ill., are being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Summers-Kistler Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.

PEARL CARLISLE Oct. 28, 1936 - Feb. 15, 2005

Funeral services for Pearl Carlisle, 68, formerly of Texarkana, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

MARY "MAX" SISSON KLODZINSKI Sept. 4, 1923 - Feb. 19, 2005

Graveside services for Mary "Max" Sisson Klodzinski, 81, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Huffines Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Klodzinski ws born in Nacogdoches. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Carrel and Dean Byrum of Huffines; one daughter, Mable DeVoy of Atlanta; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Frances and Stubby Wood of Sam Rayburn and Mable Seale of Conroe; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

EMMA BELL "SASSY GRANNY" CURRY FLARITY April 4, 1944 - Feb. 18, 2005

Funeral services for Emma Bell "Sassy Granny" Curry Flarity, 60, of Vivian, La., were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, FEb. 20 at McGuire Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Bonnett officiating. Interment followed in the Vivian Cemetery under the direction of McGuire Funeral Home. Flarity was born in Carthage. She was known for her compassion of the sick and the elderly. She was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother and sister. She will be missed dearly by those who loved her. She was preceded in death by her infant grandsons, Justin and Dustin; grandson, Patrick Bethany, whom she adored; and her father, Edmond "Ed" Curry. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Gertrude Curry of Vivian, La.; her husband, Jerry Flarity of Rodessa; l daughters and sons-in-law, Dindy and Tony Hancock of Rodessa, La., and Wendy and Pat Bethany of Ida, La.; grandchildren, Cheyanne and Colby Hancock of Rodessa, La.; stepdaughters, Alesia Bushnell and husband Timothy of Dry Creek, La., and Cindy Smith and husband Kelly of Tulsa, Okla.; stepsons, Jason Flarity and wife Angelia of DeRidder, La., and Brannon Flarity and wife Ellen of Beaufort, N.C.; step-grandchildren, Kouri and Zachery Bushnell, Jonathon and Ashton Flarity, and Brody and Bradon Flarity; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Claude Lee of Linden, Annie Blewer and fiancé Tom Baker of Shreveport, La., Geraldine and Curtis Cox of Ida, La., and Delores and Kenneth Byrd of Vivian, La.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Susie Curry, Travis and Carolyn Curry, Sam and Sara Curry and Tommy Curry, all of Vivian, La. Pallbearers were Jeff Curry, Travis Curry, Sam Curry, Tommy Curry, Tom Baker, Claude Lee, Curtis Cox and Jason Flarity. The family extends their sincere thanks and appreciation to her hospice nurses, Chris King and Robin Watkins, the staff of Schumpert Hospice and Regional Sales and Rental for their special care. Also, to all their family and friends for their love, prayers, flowers and many long nights spent with their beloved mother. (pd)

MERLE WELLS July 31, 1916 - Feb. 18, 2005

Funeral services for Merle Wells, 88, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 22. Linden Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

EDITH MELTON FERGUSON Sept. 17, 1911 - Feb. 20, 2005

Graveside services for Edith Melton Ferguson, 93, of Linden are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

JEFF O. CHUMLEY Feb. 16, 1916 - Feb. 18, 2005

Funeral services for Jeff O. Chumley, 89, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 at First Baptist Church in Linden with the Rev. Charles Russell and the Rev. Ron Boswell officiating. Interment followed in Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Chumley was born in Detroit and was a member of First Baptist Church in Linden. He was retired from the United States Postal Service after 27 years of service. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maurine Chumley. Survivors include his wife, Ineta Chumley of Linden; one daughter, Pattie Henson of Linden; granddaughter, Sierra Henson and Fiancé Brandon Health; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Suisan Blackburn of Texarkana; one brother, Harold Chumley of Bauch Springs; one sister and brother-ion-law, Tina and Don Mills of Dallas; one sister-in-law, Ruby Chumley of Detroit; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. (pd)

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

 

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

 

 

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

RAY JOFFRE TAYLOR Jan. 29, 1919 - March 1, 2005

Funeral services for Ray Joffre Taylor, 86, of Fort Worth were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Flat Creek Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Hal Parnell of Southcliff Baptist Church of Fort Worth officiating. Following committal services, Ray will be laid to rest next to his wife, Evelyn. Robertson Mueller Harper handled the arrangements. Taylor was born in Redwater to Tom F. and Florence Belle Shelley Taylor. He was married to the former Evelyn Duncan, who died in 2004. He was a retired price analyst and negotiator for the Civil Service at General Dynamics. Taylor served his country during World War II in the U. S. Army as a member of the 7th Infantry Division. He participated in Five major battle campaigns and received a Purple Heart and the Phillipine Liberation Medal with two bronze stars. Prior to the war, Ray played Texas League baseball. He was a longtime member of Southcliff Baptist Church and a 10-year volunteer at Baylor-All Saints Medical Center. His memberships also included the National Estimating Society, 50 years with Maud Lodge 859, AF&AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies and Mosiah Shrine. In addition to his wife and parents, Ray was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry and Sam Taylor; and sister, Thursa Taylor Mahan. Survivors include on son and daughter-in-law, Jeff D. and Lisa Taylor, and their daughter, Sydney Lee; one sister-in-law, Mary Taylor; nephews Jon, Gene and Ron Taylor and their families; nieces Linda Shivers and Ramona DiBiasi and their families; and many other family members and friends. (pd)

ADA BLANCHE CURTIS

Funeral services for Ada Blanche Curtis, 81, of Vicksburg, Miss., are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Carl Bradford Prewitt officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home. Curtis was born in Drew, Miss., and was a resident of Port Gibson, Miss., from 1950 until 1964. Since 1964, she has been a resident of Vicksburg, Miss. She was a retired nurse for the Vicksburg hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Curtis. Survivors include two daughters, Claudette Smith of Vicksburg, Miss., and Charlotte Crew of Atlanta; one sister, Falba Ragland of Drew, Miss.; and two grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Scott Crew, Ellis Tillotson, Derek Tillotson, Bill Smith, Edgar Cain Jr., Billy Ray Bufkin,
Darrel Brown, and Danny Cunningham. (pd)

JOYCE OGBURN July 26, 1940 - March 3, 2005

Funeral services for Joyce Ogburn, 74, of Queen City are being held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Nuckels officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Ogburn was born in Pampa and was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. She worked for Ogburn Grocery for 19 years and was a member of the Permian Basin Chapter of the NSDAR. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter L. Russell and Verna Mae Russell Liebau. Survivors include her husband, Van Ogburn of Queen City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Van and Terri Ogburn of Texarkana and Rusty and Christi Ogburn of Queen City; one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Bob Zugg of Andrews; and four grandchildren, Tommy Ogburn and Kaci Ogburn of Texarakana and Mica Ogburn and Jake Ogburn of Queen City. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

CORINE BERRY May 21, 1921 - Feb. 26, 2005

Funeral services for Corine Berry, 83, of Avinger are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

WILBURN LEE CROSS SR May 1, 1914 - March 1, 2005

Funeral service for Wilburn Lee Cross Sr., 90, of Atlanta are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

JEANNIE GAIL HOBBS March 8, 1953 - Feb. 28, 2005

Funeral service for Jeannie Gail Hobbhs, 51, of Avinger were held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 4. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

STELLA MAE HOWELL BUZBEE Sept. 11, 1908 - March 1, 2005

Funeral services for Stella Mae Howell Buzbee, 96, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

JOSEPHINE WASHINGTON April 14, 1933 - March 3, 2005

Funeral services for Josephine Washington, 71, of Vivian, La., are being held at 12 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

HAZEL MARIE "LAW" THOMAS

Hazel Marie "Law" Thomas departed this life on Thursday, March 3, 2005. She lacked one week being 91 years old. Hazel was born in Bivins on March 10, 1941 to William Henry Law and Cadda Ann "Heath" Law. Thomas's mother Cadda was born in Cicero Heath and Ellen "Mad-Ox" Heath on September 24, 1882. Ellen was the daughter of Indian Chief "Mad-Ox" of the Caddo Indian Tribe, a "family legend." Cicero and Ellen named their last daughter "Cadda" after the Caddo Indians. Thomas' grandfather, Cicero Heath, ws the first person to be baptized into the Bethsaida "Y" Baptist Church in 1878. Thomas's father, William Henry Laws grandparents, were George and Martha Law, who were the founders of the Laws Chapel Methodist Church in Atlanta, Cass County, in 1853. Laws Chapel is now a noted Texas landmark. Thomas was the sixth child born to William and Cadda and out of the eight children, she was their only daughter. Thomas's dad passed away March 8, 1923 when she was only nine years old. Her mother was left to raise eight children alone. Thomas and her mom worked together side-by-side in the home and in the fields to keep the family together and food on the table. It was a very hard time for the family. Cadda remained a single mom until her death Jan. 9, 1968. She was 86 years old. Thomas is not only preceded in death by her loving parents, but also by all seven brothers, Mancel Law, Patrick Law, Roy Law, Claude Law, Ted Law, Cecil Law and James Law. Even though Hazel lived in the Pasadena/Houston area for years, her mind, thoughts, and her heart ached for family and friends in Cass County, but Cass County never left her! With all her feisty, fiery, strong will, strong mind, and independent Indian blood in her she could get on a war path from time to time. But as the old saying goes, blood is thicker than water and now she can be in Cass County Heaven with her parents and brothers in peace and harmony. Thomas is survived by her only child, Patsy Thomas Stiehl and husband, Edward; two grandsons, Michael and John Kelly of Pasadena; one granddaughter, Natalie Nicole Stiehl of Pasadena; one great-grandson, Kolton A. Brothers of Port Lavaca, and a very special friend, Sheri Johns. Thomas will be buried at Bethsaida "Y" Cemetery. (pd)

 

BETTY RUTH JULIAN DRAPER Feb. 1, 1925 - March 5, 2005

Funeral services for Betty Ruth Julian Draper, 80, of Queen City were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Joe Strebeck officiating. Interment followed in the Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Draper was born in Queen City. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church. Draper was preceded in death by her parents, James "Jim" and Roxie Julian; one sister, Annis Yeager; and three brothers, T.C. Julian, Paul Julian and Harold Julian. Survivors include one brother and one sister-in-law, Clifton and Vaudine Julian of Queen City; one sister, Nell Tarry of Nacogdoches; two nephews, Steve Tarry of Houston and Jim Julian Jr. of San Antonio; and four nieces, Lynda Chapa of San Antonio, Suzanne Free of Austin, Ellen Morris of Rockdale and Karen Tarry of Houston. (pd)

DEVAUN ALMAND Dec. 30, 1936 - March 6, 2005

Funeral services for Devaun Almand, 68, of Antioch Community were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. Hawthorn Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JERRY T. WRIGHT March 16, 1918 - March 4, 2005

Funeral services for Jerry T. Wright, 86, of Queen City were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7 at First United Methodist Church in Queen City with the Rev. John Burchell officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Texarkana under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Wright was born in Vivian, La. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Queen City. He was a Gideon and a Mason. He worked for 27 years for St. Louis and Southwestern Railroad and he later retired from Texarkana College as a professor of Biology. He helped found the Christian Charity Foundation and he was a member of the Texas A & M Alumni Association. Wright was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Wright. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tom and Bobbie Wright of Queen City and Timothy Wright of Austin; one daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Brad Barron of Harper; four grandchildren, Mandy Myers of Austin, Joanna Taylor of Queen City, Dianne Kelm of Aledo and Holly Holtz of Coppell; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church of Queen City, Trinity Presbyterian Church of Texarkana or to Christian Charity Foundation. (pd)

STELIA MAE HOWELL BUZBEE Sept. 11, 1908 - March 1, 2005

Funeral services for Stelia Mae Howell Buzbee, 96, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

PAGE QUINN Sept. 19, 1926 - March 7, 2005

Funeral services for Page Quinn, 78, of Queen City were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. John Burchell officiating. Interment followed in Bethsaida "Y" Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Quinn was born in Natchitoches Parish, La. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Queen City. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad Company. in 1988 after 41 years of service. He was a Veteran of WWII, where he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gaylon Moore. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Quinn of Queen City; one daughter, Ann Lummus of Atlanta; two brothers and one sister-in-law, C.J. Quinn of Minden, La. and Alexander P. and Margaret Quinn of Minden; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Izora Waters of Natchitoches, La., Ivon Hennegin and the Rev. Rudolph of Many La., Nina Rumsey of Slidell, La. and Betty Lou and Sam Duke of Columbia, La.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Holt and husband, Johnny of Mt. Belview, Jennifer Moore of Dayton and Claire Quinn of Atlanta; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heath Association or the American Cancer Society. (pd)

ROBERT DAVID JOHNSON Sept. 28, 1949 - March 7, 2005

Funeral services for Robert David Johnson, 55, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

MARY LOU HENDERSON RICHARDS Aug. 26, 1922 - March 7, 2005

Funeral services for Mary Lou Henderson Richards, 82, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

ROBERT TOMMY ELLIS July 26, 1930 - March 7, 2005

Funeral services for Robert Tommy Ellis, 74, of Cookville were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

TODD McWHORTER Dec. 6, 1909 - March 8, 2005

Graveside services for Todd McWhorter, 95, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

JOE W. GREEN June 1, 1928 - March 5, 2005

Funeral services for Joe W. Green, 76, of Maud will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

MARGIE ALLEN Feb. 11, 1916 - March 2, 205

Funeral services for Margie Allen, 89, of Atlanta will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12. Community Mortuary will handle the arrangements.

MABLE BARLOW March 23, 1911 - March 9, 2005

Mable Barlow, 93, of Maud, died Wednesday in a Longview hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at First Baptist Church of Maud with the Rev. Tim Brown officiating. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery at Maud under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home of Nash. Barlow was born in Bowie County and had lived in Bowie County all her life. She was a homemaker and had worked at Smith's Grocery in Maud and Lone Star Ammunition Plant. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Maud. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Barlow, eight brothers, one great-grandchild and her parents. She is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law; Delores Griffith of Maud, Marcile Stafford of Longview and Louise and Guy Hughes of Longview, two sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Christine Barlow of Tyler and Jerry and Dana Barlow of Flint; one special niece, Joyce Jenkins Scogin of Benton, La.; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives. (pd)

 

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

 

ARTHUR KYLE DETWILER III, PhD. March 15, 1948 - March 11, 2005

Graveside services for Arthur Kyle Detwiler, III, Ph.D., 56, of Atlanta are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at Union Chapel Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. James Knight officiating. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Detwiler was born in Colorado Springs, Color., and was a member of Union Chapel Methodist Church. He attained a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Houston in 1982. He was a dedicated and loving son. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Arthur and Kyle Jr. and Emma Lou Detwiler; and a sister, Emma Lou Hopkins. Survivors include one sister, Sherry A. Detwiler-Cummins of Sacramento, Calif. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)

MARY LOU HENDERSON RICHARDS Aug. 26, 1922 - March 7, 2005

Funeral services for Mary Lou Henderson Richards, 82, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Richards was born in San Angelo and was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Joyce Richards of Minden, La.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Meda and Jack Sullivan of Atlanta and Judy Dugan of Waskom; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Donna McDaniel of Santa Marie, Calif.; eight grandchildrena nd 18 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

STEPHANIE ANN OLSON July 30, 1946 - March 12, 2005

Funeral services for Stephanie Ann Olson, 58, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 14 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Woodrow Reeder officiating. Interment followed in Alamance Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Olson was born in Bastrop, La., and was a member of the Episcopal faith. She was preced in death by a grandchild, Patrick Brent Markham. Survivors include her husband, Harry Olson of Atlanta; her parents, William and Barbara Alexander of Farmerville, La.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Melissa and Wayne Durmon of Atlanta and Tammy Roan and Tina Wooten, both of Dallas; one brother, David Alexander of Farmerville, La.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Beverly Cruise of Farmerville, La., and Jennifer and Buddy Puckett of Hallsville; six grandchildren, Sabra Durmon, Adreal Durmon, Danielle McCockey, Ravin Wooten, Karissa Durmon, and Hannah Wooten; one great-grandchild, C.J. Alonzo III; and a close aunt, Peggy Eubanks. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

TIMOTHY WAYNE KILGORE March 19, 1969 - March 4, 2005

Timothy Wayne Kilgore, born on March 19, 1969, in Dallas, left this world on Friday, March 4 at the age of 35. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, the Rev. Luther D. Kilgore. Kilgore is survived by one son, David S. Kilgore; his mother, Cathy Stephens; his father, Luther T. "Luke" Kilgore; his stepmother, Sue Kilgore; grandparents, Violet Kilgore and Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Stephens; four uncles; four aunts; and numberous cousins and other family members. Kilgore has always requested no flowers or formal funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Regions Bank account number 80-4317-6215 or to his church or favorite charity. (pd)

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

JOHANNA E. BERGT

Johanna E. Bergt, 77, of Texarkana went home to her Lord on Saturday, March 12 at Christus St. Michael Hospital while surrounded by her family. Bergt was born May 3, 1927, in Wiesbaden, Germany, and had lived in Texarkana for the past seven years, having moved from Atlanta. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Moores Lane where she had served as a Sunday school teacher, had been a member of the choir and had been active in many areas of church service. Her husband, Carl H. Bergt, preceded her in death. Those who knew her well will fondly remember her love of classical music, her famous cinnamon rolls, her dearest schnauzer companion Schatzi, and most importantly, her steadfast faith in Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bergt had a servants heart for mission work, and the Lord continued to use her as a witness for Him until the very end of her life. She has truly "fought the good fight, finished the course and kept her faith." II Timothy 4:7. She is survived by four children and their spouses, Carl and Gerri Bergt of Alma, Ark., Peter and Debbie Bergt of Atlanta, Ken and Cathy Foster of Texarkana, and Andy and Marina Bergt of Albany, Ore.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the First Baptist Church, Moores Lane with the Rev. Jeff Scheve, the Rev. Larry Sims, and the Rev. West Chambers officiating. Interment followed at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Chapelwood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of Johanna Bergt to the Missions Fund, First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas 75503. (pd)

RUTH YATES Jan. 11, 1915 - March 16, 2005

Funeral services for Ruth Yates, 90, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

BETTY RUTH BASS Aug. 15, 1929 - March 14, 2005

Funeral services for Betty Ruth Bass, 75, of Daingerfield were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

LOUARIA GRANT Jan. 19, 1919 - March 13, 2005

Funeral services for Louaria Grant, 86, of Hughes Springs are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

RUE "POP" CASTLEBERY Sept. 21, 1906 - March 20, 2005

Memorial services for Rue "Pop" Castleberry, 98, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 25 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Anderson officiating. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Castleberry was born in Benton, Ky., and attended First Baptist Church in Queen City. He was a shop foreman for Arthur Tickle's Engineering Company in Brooklyn, N.Y., for 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Erie Castleberry; two brothers, Paul Castleberry and Norman Castleberry; and two sons, Richard Castleberry and Lawrence Castleberry. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Castleberry of Atlanta; one son, Michael Castleberry of Centennial, Colo.; one daughter, Joan Humphrey of Atlanta; one sister, Laura Jane Portis of Benton, Ky.; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

NETIE O. JONES Oct. 10, 1919 - March 19, 2005

Nettie O. Jones, 85, of Kildare passed away March 19, at home in Nederland. Nettie was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Linden to Jim and Celia Shelton and was a life-long resident of Kildare. She was a retired Linden-Kildare CISD employee and a lifetime homemaker and mother, and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Kildare and the WMU of the church. She was also a long-time member of the Eastern Star Chapter of Linden. Nettie was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and sister, and her loving husband of 64 years, Troy Lee Jones. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Larry Talbot of Beaumont and Fonda and Alan Clary of Wake Village; her sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip and Donna Jones of Nederland, Milton and Jenny Jones of Atlanta, and Dolan Jones of Nederland; her grandchildren and spouses, Cary Talbot and wife Lisa, Troy Talbot and wife Tammy, Jana Talbot Bearden, Mike Jones and wife Shanna, Jury J. Jones, Trinity Jones King and husband Kenny, Ashley Jones Blythe and husband Tommy, Dustin Jones an wife Kristine, Cody Jones, Randi Clary and Marti Clary. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren and spouses, James Talbot and wife Mandi, Jeffrey Talbot, Wayne Talbot, Amber Bearden, Allen Bearden, Brandon Jones, Justin Jones, Aaron Jones, Taylor Jones, Dylan King, Ryan King and Rylee Blythe; her brother and sister-in-law, William Bryan and Maudie Shelton of Texarkana; her sister, Maxine Rollins of Kildare; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Kildare at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 with the Rev. Earl Taylor and the Rev. Todd Lawrence officiating. Interment followed at Kildare Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kildare. (pd)

LELA WILLIS Sept. 1, 1917 - March 19, 2005

Graveside services for Lela Willis, 87, of Linden were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 21. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ALFORD B. ARMSTRONG SR May 8, 1929 - March 17, 2005

Graveside services for Alford B. Armstrong Sr., 75, of Jefferson were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

WILLIAM RAY CAPERTON July 5, 1935 - March 20, 2005

Funeral services for William Ray Caperton, 69, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

April

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

 

DOROTHY G. WASHINGTON Oct. 18, 1944 – Apr. 9, 2005

Funeral services for Dorothy G. Washington, 60, of Douglassville are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 13, at Jones Hill Church of God in Christ with Superintendent Neotis Roberson officiating. Interment will follow in Jones Hill Cemetery under the direction of Community Mortuary. Mrs. Washington was born in Douglassville and was a member of Jones Hill Church of God in Christ. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Washington Sr. of Douglassville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Sandra Washington and Freddy and Tina Washington, all of Queen City, and Raymond Jr. and Rosalind Washington of Dallas; three daughters and son-in-law, Falishia and Jessie Givens of San Antonio, Thressa and Terry Lloyd of Marietta and Dorsha and Dane Clark of Aviano, Italy; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Linden and Darlene Walker of Atlanta, Vernon and Gladys Walker and Willy and Mary Louise Walker, all of Texarkana, and Melvin and Eddie Joyce Walker of Douglassville; three sisters, Birdie Hamilton of Dallas and Bobbie Jackson and Twila Gullatt, both of Texarkana; 11 grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. (pd)

 

ENOS PRESLEY Oct. 9, 1917 – Apr. 10, 2005

Funeral services for Enos Presley, 87, of Atlanta are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Apr. 13 at Atlanta Church of Christ with Tom Hooten officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Mr. Presley was born in Delight, Ark. and was a member of the Atlanta Church of Christ where he served as an officer and, thereafter, serving as both a deacon and an elder. He retired from Reliable Life Insurance Company, and in his retirement years worked for Hanner Funeral Services for over 25 years. Mr. Presley was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army and served two tours in the Phillippines. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Presley of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Gloria Presley of Shreveport, La.; one daughter, Martha “Marty” Ethridge of Hallsville; one sister, Nettie Beene of Arkadelphia, Ark.; and two grandchildren, Chris Stickland of Ashville, N.C., and Kathleen Strickland of Denton. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

SHANE ALLEN AKERS June 10, 1959 – Apr. 8, 2005

Shane Allen Akers, 45, of Atlanta passed away Friday, Apr. 8 in a Texarkana hospital. He was born June 10, 1959 in Bluffton, Ind., to Bobby J. and Louise Hedrick Akers. He was a truck driver for Lodi Trucking and was a member of the Eylau Baptist Church. Mr. Akers loved to camp out, fish and work in his yard. He loved being outdoors. He was also talented at playing his guitar and listening to music. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Hallmark Akers of Atlanta; his parents, Bob and Louise Akers of Nashville, Ark.; his maternal grandmother, Madie Hendrick Jones of Nashville, Ark.; two children, Cassandra Marie Akers of Nashville, Ark., and Rachel Lynn Akers of Atlanta; one sister, Julie Dobson of Nashville, Ark., one brother, William Akers of Maud; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held at 5 p.m. Monday, Apr. 11, at Nashville Funeral Home with Bro.Dwight Lowery officiating. Interment followed in the Coronith Cemetery, north of Nashville, Ark., under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. (pd)

 

DAISY LOU LAWRENCE Feb. 4, 1922 – Apr. 9, 2005

Funeral services for Daisy Lou Lawrence, 83, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Apr. 11, at the First Baptist Church in Atlanta with Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. Interment followed in Olive Branch Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Mrs. Lawrence was born in Hannibal, Mo., and went to Heaven Apr. 9. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Survivors include her husband, Murl Lawrence of Atlanta; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Wayne and Brenda Chandler of Ft. Myers, Fla., Bernie and Irene Chandler of Mt. Dora, Fla., Roy and Elizabeth Chandler of Atlanta; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sandie Chandler of Huntington and Sharon and Charles Riley of Atlanta; two sisters, Stella Stephens of Quincy, Ill., and Loretta Simmerly of Bourbon, Mo.; nine grandchildren and spouses, Roy Allen Jr. and Angela Chandler of New Braunfels, Jill Riley and Nate Powell of Austin, Jason Leblanc of Winter Park, Fla., Noel Marie Leblanc of Deltona, Fla., Gordon C. and Carrie Leblanc of Dayton Beach, Fla., Tracy Blackmon of Lufkin, Shelli Carson of Huntington, Paul Willis Chandler of Ft. Myers, Fla., Tina and Steve Rawson of Ft. Myers, Fla., Johnny Chandler and Ronnie Chandler of Jupiter, Fla., and Amy Catherine Gore, Christopher John Chandler and John Travis Riley, all of Atlanta; and eighteen great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

 

DANIEL W. GUYTON JR. Aug. 28, 1928 – Apr. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Daniel W. Guyton Jr., 76, of Ft. Worth were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 9. Greenwood Funeral Home handeled the arrangements.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

 

JENNIFER LYNN ADAMS SMITH May 28, 1982 – Apr. 10, 2005

Funeral services for Jennifer Lynn Adams Smith, 22, of Savage, Md., are being held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 17 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carlton Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Smith was born in Atlanta and was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Daingerfield. She served in the U.S. Navy as an analysis technician. Survivors include her husband Jim Smith of Savage, Md.; her mother, Maureen Monica Albert of Marshall; her father and his wife, Joseph Sr. and Kathleen Adams of Oil City, La.; one son Jordon Thomas Afftled of Savage, Md.; four brothers and one sister-in-law, Joseph Adams Jr. of Savage, Md., Chris and Kim Janzen of Blanchard, La., Arthur Janzen of North Carolina, and Timothy Janzen of Blanchard, La.; and many other relatives and friends. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

 

OUIDA JUANITA BLUE Dec. 30, 1925 – Apr. 12, 2005

Funeral services for Ouida Juanita Blue, 79, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 16 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in New Colony Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Blue was born in Cass County and was a member of Bethsaida “Y” Baptist Church where she was in the “Joy” Sunday School class. Survivors include two sons, David Blue of Menifee, Calif., and Danny Blue of Dallas; four sisters-in-law, Dorothy McCain of Valencia, Calif., Sissy Griffin and Joyce Blue of Atlanta and Ruby Francis of McLeod; and two grandchildren, Amy Blue and Jason Blue of Fountian Valley, Calif. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

 

CHARLIE RAY JOHNSON May 6, 1939 – Apr. 14, 2005

Funeral services for Charlie Ray Johnson, 65, of Linden are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 16 at First Baptist Church of Linden with the Rev. Bud Kidwell and Don Phelps officiating. Interment will follow in Center Grove Cemetery near Linden under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Johnson was born in DeKalb and was a member of Assembly of God. He was self-employed. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Johnson of Linden; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Beau Johnson of Gibbon, Neb., and Micheal and Shelly Hunt of Linden; four daughters and one son-in-law, Kimberly Johnson of Arlington, Starla Barclay of Sherman, Chelsea Johnson of Linden and Renee and Rodney Bynum of Linden; one brother, H.B. Johnson of Douglassville; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (pd)

 

DAISY JEAN “RED” WHITMORE Oct. 31, 1958 – Apr. 11, 2005

Funeral services for Daisy Jean “Red” Whitmore, 46, of Daingerfield are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 16. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

WILLIAM RALPH CAVER Oct. 11, 1932 – Apr. 9, 2005

William Ralph Caver passed away last Saturday, Apr. 9, at his home in Texarkana. He was instrumental in the cultural development of Texarkana through his work not only as a local artist but also as a teacher at the Texarkana College and East Texas State University. Caver inspired his students to appreciate art as a part of everyday life and look for beauty in unexpected places. Many of his students now work in the arts. He retired from teaching in 1993. He was also active in the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC) and Texarkana Historical Museum. Caver was a prolific artist and his work includes painting, sculpture, ceramics and weaving. He was an inspiration for not only his students but all those who were close to him. Although he fought a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease he was able to continue to express himself through his paintings. TRAHC honored him last June in a retrospective exhibition of 50 years of work entitled “Ralpf Caver: Artist and Teacher.” Caver was a loving, adoring husband, father and friend. He always found time to spent with those whom he most loved. He had a quick wit and found humor in all aspects of life. He was truly able to connect with anyone on some level and will be dearly missed. He was born in Longview on Oct. 11, 1932 and was raised in Atlanta as the youngest of three brothers. He was nicknamed “Sonny” by his family. He went to North Texas State University, Majored in art and began teaching in public schools in Dallas. Caver married Katy Franklin Caver in 1962 and they moved to southern France. He later completed an MFA degree in San Miguel, Mexico. Travel and learning about new cultures brought him joy; during his lifetime Ralph lived abroad in Germany, France, Mexico and Spain before settling in Texarkana. Caver in survived by his wife of 43 years, Katy Caver; and his daughter and son-in-law, Kit Caver and Jorge Sinekoff of London, England. He was very close with the rest of his family in Atlanta especially his brother, H.V. Caver Jr., and sister-in-law Glenda Caver. The family would like to thank Hospice of Texarkana for the wonderful service and comfort given during a difficult time. Those wishing ta memorialize Caver may make contributions to either Hospice of TRAHC. A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 15 at St. James Episcopal Church. Texarkana Funeral Home handled the arrangements. (pd)

 

OLA MAE McCAIN Jan. 21, 1930 – Apr. 13, 2005
Funeral services for Ola Mea McCain, 75, of Hughes Springs, formerly of Avinger, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 16. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

G.T. “NED” HASTY Dec. 30, 1909 – Apr. 10, 2005
Funeral services for G.T. “Ned” Hasty, 95, of Austin, formally of Daingerfield, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 14. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

WEDNeSDAY, APRIL 20, 2005

 

COREY STARKS June 29, 1969 – Apr. 16, 2005
Funeral services for Corey Starks, 35, of Queen City were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Apr. 19 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Burchell officiating. Interment followed in Shady Dale Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Starks was born in Texarknan an was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Queen City. She graduated from Queen City High School and attended Texas A&M University in Texarkana. Survivors include her Mother, Joan Stanton and husband Robin Phillips of Lucas; her father, Charles Ray Starks of Faulk, Ark.; one son, Hunter Wilcher of Queen City; her step-father, Eugene Stanton of Queen City; one brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Shannon Starks of Faulk, Ark., two half-brothers, Chris Starks and Jason Starks of Faulk, Ark.; two nieces, Lakyn Starks and Casey Pearson of Faulk, Ark.; and two nephews, Blake Starks and Tyler Starks of Faulk, Ark.. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

VALENTINE SENKO Jan. 26, 1907 – Apr. 15, 2005
Graveside services for Valentine Senko, 98, of Daingerfield were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Apr. 18. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

WILLIE V. BURKS Feb. 4, 1921 – Apr. 16, 2005
Graveside services for Willie V Burks, 84, of Lone Star were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Apr. 19. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

J.C. THOMPSON, Jr. Sept. 19, 1923 – Apr. 16, 2005
Funeral services for J.C. Thompson, Jr., 81, of Bradley, Ark., were held at Tuesday, Apr. 19. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

FLOY IVA JOHNSON Nov. 22, 1917 – Apr. 15, 2005
Graveside services for Floy Iva Johnson, 87, of Morningsport, La., were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 17. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, April 27th, 2005

 

DANIEL "D.J." EMMONS Nov. 9, 1989 - April 22, 2005

Funeral services for Daniel "D. J." Emmons, 15, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at First Baptist Church of Atlanta with the Rev. Samuel Nickels and the Rev. Diana Wolfong officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Emmons was born in Atlanta and was a student at Atlanta Middle School. He was a member of Pearl of Great Price Tabernacle of Douglassville. He enjoyed basketball and playing video games. He is survived by his parents, Glenn and Susan Emmons of Atlanta; one brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Ashley Emmons of Queen City; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Adams Pettit of Huntsville; his paternal grandparent, Autry Emmons of Homer, La.; his maternal grandparents, Edward and Lois Coleman of Linden; two nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

MATTHEW TODD YOUNG Nov. 20, 1975 - April 21, 2005

Funeral services for Matthew Todd Young, 29, of Santa Fe were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 25 at James Crowder Funeral Home in LaMarque with Young Uncle, the Rev. Gary O' Day of Bloomburg, officiating. Interment followed at Grace Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock. Young was a lifelong resident of Santa Fe and was a student at College of Mainland. He enjoyed playing drums, scuba dividing and was an oil painting artist. He was a paramedical and worked in new home construction, installing home theaters and home security. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Marilyn Young of Santa Fe; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert "Ryan" and Cheryl Young of League City; his grandparents, James F. and Dorothy Olene Thompson of Bloomburg, and Jewell Irene Young; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers included Dusty O'Day, Daniel O'Day, Steve Wiserman, Fred Otto, Jason Thompson, Keaton Patterson, Casey Clemons, Marcus Norwood and Lonnie James. (pd)

RUSSELL LAW Feb. 9, 1915 - April 24, 2005

Russell Law, 90, passed away on Sunday, April 24 at his home in Conroe, surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle against Parkinson's Disease. Law was born Feb. 9, 1915 in Atlanta. He served in the United States Navy from February 1942 to December 1945. He married Jackie Faye Roberts on May 27, 1949 and they moved from Shreveport, La., to Conroe in May 1952 with their son, Stephen, It was in Conroe that Law formed his own company, Conroe Mill Supply, Inc. a business that half a century later would be recognized for its success by becoming the first recipient of the Greater Conroe Chamber of Commerce "Random Renewal Reward." Law was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Veldie and Lula Dauphine Law; and sisters, Addine Wall and Dale Westbrook. In addition to Jackie Roberts Law, his wife of 55 years, Law is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Russell and Susan Law of Conroe; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Law and Dave Wiser of Richmond and Tricia Law and Scott Brady of Conroe; one brother, Thomas R. :Jinks" Law of Atlanta, and his grandchildren, Russell "Russ" Thomas Law and wife Carlye, Mark Baker Law and wife Stacy, Sarah Charlotte Law, Eric Scott Brady, Ashley Brady Mason and husband Mark, Amy Nichole Brady, Rob Law Wiser, and Carole Marie Wiser, all of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at First Baptist Church in Conroe, conducted by Dr. Cliff Herrington and Dr. Charles Walton. Interment followed at Conroe Memorial Cemetery. (pd)

SGT. CHUCK DELAVAN May 20, 1969 - April 23, 2005

Funeral services for Sgt. Chuck Delavan, 35, of Atlanta will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with Chaplain West officiating. Services are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Delavan was born in Blair, Neb., and was a sergeant at the Barry Telford Correction Unit in New Boston. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Delavan; his parents, John Craig Delavan of Florence, Ariz. and Ruth Fraum Boham; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Shelli and Jason Bentley of Blair, Neb., and Wendi Stidd of Ft. Calhoun, Neb.; and may loving family members and friends. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

MARY RAINES SMITH Sept. 19, 1952 - April 24, 2005

Funeral services for Mary Raines Smith, 52, of Linden are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at Cornerstone Worship Center in Atlanta with the Rev. M.D. Kay and the Rev. Ronnie Raines officiating. Interment will following Zion Hill Cemetery Under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Smith was born in Atlanta and was a member of Lindare Baptist Church in Linden. She was previously employed by Oak Manor Nursing Home in Linden as an activity director for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy J. Raines; a grandson, Jesse Perkins; and a niece, Carey Raines. Survivors include her father, S. R. "Ray" Raines and wife Elizabeth of Liden; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Johna Smith of Queen City, Mark Allen and Lona Smith of Lone Star, and Matthew and Raven Smith of Daingerfield; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Joanne Raines of Atlanta; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Randy Eaves of Atlanta; eight grandchildren, Jason Lynn Brill, Lynnsey Ann Rhyne, Chevy Ray Smith, Fantisy Smith, Andru Smith, Sienna Smith, Brandon Strickland and Amber Williams; her fiance', Rich Wilbanks of Avinger; and numerous other relatives and friends. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

May 1st, 2005

A.G. "Shorty" Carter Dec. 30, 1910 - April 26, 2005

Funeral services for A. G. "Shorty" Carter, 94, of Daingerfield were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Vieva McWhorter April 7, 1906 - April 26, 2005

Funeral Services for Vieva McWhorter, 99, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 29. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

June

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

Ricky D. Lawson April 13, 1952 - May 30, 2005

Graveside services for Ricky D, Lawson, 53, of Atlanta are being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at Courtland Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Jackson officiating. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Lawson will born in Border and was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a lieutenant for the Queen City Fire Department District 2. Survivors include his wife, Emma Larue Lawson; his father, Billy Mack of Winnsboro; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jason Lawson of Atlanta and Ricky Dale Jr. and Heather Lawson of Genoa, Ark.; one daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Andy Hill of Atlanta; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Kenneth and Tiny Lawson of Benton. Ark., and Thomas Wayne Lawson of Atlanta; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Leon Hill and Atlanta; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Zelma Griffin Harper Dec. 8, 1910 - May 31, 2005

Funeral services for Zelma Griffin Harper, 94, of Atlanta were held a 3 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Laws Chapel United Methodist Church in Cass County with the Rev. Dale Vickers officiating. Interment followed in Laws Chapel Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Harper was born in Cass County and attended Laws Chapel United Methodist Church. She worked for Perry Brothers Department Stores and J.B. White Retail for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Harper; her sisters, Hester Wilson and Willie Millen; and her brother, J.L. Griffin. Survivors include either nieces and nephews, Weldon Wilson at Atlanta, Jane Wayne Jones of Aledo, William T. "Griff" Griffin of Atlanta, Ross L. Griffin of Atlanta, Ray Griffin of Atlanta, Larece Breach of Glendale, Ariz., and Alice Flynn of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews of a multitude of friends. (pd)

Sharon Lyn Nielsen Jan. 25, 1946 - May 26, 2005

Sharon Lyn Nielson, 59, of Avinger died Thursday, May 26 at Linden hospital. Arrangements were handled by Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

Bertha Barnes May 8, 1911 - May 31, 2005

Bertha Barnes, 94, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, May 31 at The Medical Lodge Nursing Home in Texarkana, Ark. She was born May 8, 1911 in Black Diamond, Ark. Mrs. Barnes was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was precededP by her husband, Edd Barnes; one son, Charles Edward Barnes Sr.; her daughter, Dorothy Smith; her sister, Vera Cagle; and two brothers, Morris Sams and John Sams. Survivors include one so an daughter-in-law, William David and Joyce Ann Barnes of Fouke, Ark.; three brothers, J.C. Sams of Hayden Lake, Idaho, R.E. "Sonny" Sams of Alexandria, La., and W.J. "Buddy" Sans of Fouke, Ark.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Doddridge, Ark., with the Rev. Don Peek officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Stamps, Ark. (pd)

Gilbert B. Johnson June 2, 1913 - May 25, 2005

Funeral services for Gilbert B. Johnson, 91, of Texarkana are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Paul Eugene Bish March 17, 1914 - May 25, 2005

Paul Eugene Bish, 91, of Atlanta died Wednesday, May 25 at his residence. Arrangements were handled by Texarkana Funeral Home.

Arlevia "Mama Boo" Johnson Feb. 22, 1912 - May 5, 2005

Funeral services for Arlevia "Mama Boo" Johnson, 93, of Atlanta are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Maureen Gibbons May 3, 1932 - May 31, 2005

Services for Maureen Gibbons, 73, of Longview are being held at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta on Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Keith A. Rothra officiating. Maureen Hufstetler Gibbons born in the community of Courtland, near Queen City, to Grady Hufstetler and Nettie-Mae Whelshel on May 3, 1932. Maureen spent her formative years in the local area. She married Billie M. Gibbons on March 2, 1948, and they began a life of traveling the world over. During their travel, Maureen received her higher education and became a youth director for the U.S. Air Force, a position she held until her retirement. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Keith Rothra of Longview; her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Patricia Gibbons of Longview; Steve Gibbons of Oklahoma City; and well as three brothers and their wives James and Martha Hufstetler of Marshall, Kenneth and Sue Hufstetler of Dickinson, and Billie and Tina Hufstetler of Fort Smith, Ark.; four sisters, Wanda Urqhart of Hurst, Ouida Betts of Atlanta, Emma Lena Vasser of Atlanta, and Opal and Dolpha Kirkland of Atlanta; and one sister-in-law, Faye Hufstetler of Atlanta. Maureen is also survived by five five grandchildren, Brian and Scott Gibbons of Oklahoma City, John Rothra of Longview, Michelle Waldow of Longview of Joshua Gibbons of Longview; and nine great-grandchildren. (pd)

 

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Jimmie Don Carpenter Aug. 12, 1950 - June 4, 2005

Funeral services for Jimmie Don Carpenter, 54, for Marietta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Martha Kay Allen Aug. 31, 1954 - May 28, 2005

Funeral services for Martha Kay Allen, 50, of Arlington were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 6. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

Lois Surratt Wallace Nov. 19, 1915 - June 7, 2005

Graveside services for Lois Surratt Wallace, 89, of Linden are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Hanner Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Mary Lou Croxton Oct. 27, 1927 - June 4, 2005

Funeral services for Mary Lou Croxton, 77, of Linden were held a 2 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Reeder Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Lavern Morton Aug. 2, 1924 - June 9, 2005

Graveside services for Lavern Morton Green, 80, of Linden are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2005

Betty Rhyne July 15, 1930 - June 10, 2005

Services for Betty Rhyne, 74, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at First Baptist Church in Linden with the Rev. Don Phelps officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. She died Friday, June 10 in an Austin care center. Rhyne was born July 15, 1930, in Naples. She was a retired office manager of Cass County Sun newspaper and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Rhyne; one son, Harry Miles Rhyne; and sister, Edith White. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Dianne Rhyne and Chuck Hughes of Austin; one brother, Harry Albert Crowe Jr. of Longview; and three grandchildren, William Rhyne Clements of Austin and Andrew Evan Rhyne and Lauren Elaine Rhyne of Round Rock. (pd)

A.B. "Doc" Pilgrim June 21, 1922 - June 13, 2005

Funeral services for A.B. "Doc" Pilgrim, 82, of Pittsburg formerly of Atlanta, are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Pittsburg with the Rev. David Kizer officiating. Interment will follow it Farmers Academy Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Pilgrim was born in Newsome and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley Agusta Pilgrim and Agnes Eva Morrison Pilgrim; one son, Donald Ray Pilgrim; and one brother, Ralph Pilgrim. Survivors includes his wife, Mary Pilgrim of Pittsburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy Wayne and Ludie Pilgrim of Pittsburg; and daughter, Janice Coleman of Pittsburg; one daughter-in-law, LuAnn Pilgrim of Tyler; two brothers, C.W. Pilgrim of Mt. Pleasant and Burl Pilgrim of La Luz, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers included George Fant, Terry Pilgrim, Gary Pilgrim, Brandon Wilkes, Lynn Williams and Scott Byrum. (pd)

William H. Wilson Jr.

William H. Wilson Jr., 79, of Texarkana died Thursday, June 9 in a local hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Preston Joe Dunlap May 13, 1921 - June 15, 2005

Funeral services for Preston Joe Dunlap, 84, of Atlanta are being held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Terry officiating. Interment will follow in Enon Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Dunlap was born in Shawnee, Okla., and was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the American Legion Post #0058 in Texarkana, Ark., for 19 years. He retired from Philpott's as a mechanic after 12 years of service and served as the deputy sheriff in Miller County from 1990 to 1992. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Marge Dunlap of Doddridge, Ark.; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy Joe and Shirley Dunlap of Doddridge, Ark.; one daughter, Linda Sue Grogan; one sister, Imogene Alexander of Texarkana; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Dessie Mae Willis Sept. 3, 1932 - June 10, 2005

Funeral services for Dessie Mae Willis, 72, at Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Mr. Tom Hooten officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Willis was born in Shreveport, La. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Liller White; her husband, Charles Willis Sr.; and her grandson, Gary Don Ledbetter. Survivors include one son, Charles "Bubba" Willis Jr. and of Atlanta; three daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn Ledbetter of Gladewater, Vicki and Dale Rockett of Pittsburg, and Betty Willis of Atlanta; a special friend of the family, Rita Jones of Atlanta; one sister, Louise Chapman of Crockett; tree sister-in-law, Mildred and husband Dewey Williams of Tyler, Patsy White of Hosston, La., and Marilyn White of Shreveport, La.; six grandchildren, Scott Ledbetter, Jon Ledbetter, Brandon Willis, Ashley Twardowski, Russell Rockett, and Ryan Rockett; and six great-grandchildren, Alex Ledbetter, Lainie Ledbetter, Amon Ledbetter, Hayden Ledbetter, Kayden Twardowski and Shaylen Willis. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Robert Denver "Hap" Yates Dec. 22, 1914 - June 15, 2005

Graveside services for Robert Denver "Hap" Yates, 90, of Atlanta are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Huffines Cemetery with the Rev. J.W. Crow, Mr. Tom Hooten and Rev. Jody Shyres officiating. Hanner Funeral Services is handling the arrangements. Yates was born in Cass County and was a member of Huffines Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Lee Yates; two brothers; and four sisters. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jim Harrison and Deborah Yates of Richmond; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jean and Paul Hartzo of Atlanta; one sister, Arvella Shelton of Bryan; five grandchildren, Maresha Cupp and husband William of Atlanta, Sherlyn Yates and Boo Flowers of Atlanta; Michelle Harvard of Atlanta, Jamie Hartzo and husband Clint of Atlanta, and Michaeah Sturrock and husband Matt of McKinney; and eight great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Dr. Carl Wells Jan. 21, 1912 - June 10, 2005

Graveside services for Dr. Carl Wells, 93, of Hammond, La., were held Wednesday, June 15. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled to arrangements.

Harris Cannon March 1, 1937 - June 13, 2005

Funeral services for Harris Cannon, 68, of Omaha are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Rosie Lee Patterson Jan 15, 1920 - June 17, 2005

Graveside services for Rose Lee Patterson, 85, at Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at Anticoch Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Dupree officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Patterson was born in Cass County and was a member of Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City. She worked l7 years of Guard-Line and also worked several years of City of Atlanta. Survivors include her husband, Clifford Patterson of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Dwain Beasley of Liverpool; two grandsons, Brain Dailey of Alvin and Tyrel Dailey of Liverpool; two great-grandchildren, Cera Joy Dailey of Liverpool and Shawn Dailey of Dickenson; and one sister, Annie Lee Waddill of Douglassville. Condolences may be sent to: www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Curtis David Brackman May 15, 1946 - June 18, 2005

Funeral services for Curtis David Brackman, 59, of Doddridge. Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Lummus officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Brackman was born in Atlanta was a member of the Baptist father. He worked for Pioneer Drilling Company. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Brackman of Doddridge, Ark.; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Tammy and at Taylor of Hot Springs, Ark., Audra Brackman of Texarkana, Lisa Brackman of Texarkana, Ark., Emily and Shane Miller Atlanta, and Katie and Daniel Evans of Queen City; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Dwayne Dorse of Texarkana, nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a special friend, Mongo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

T. J. Holland Feb. 16, 1922 - June 18, 2005

Funeral services for T.J. Holland, 83, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 20. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wendell Mitchell Oct. 10, 1933 - June 16, 2005

Memorial services for Wendall Mitchell, 71, of Daingerfield were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Ruby Jewel Patterson Aug. 5, 1942 - June 21, 2005

Funeral services for Ruby Jewel Patterson, 62, of Hughes Springs were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Della Estelle Richardson Pate

Funeral services for Della Estelle Richardson Pate, 71, of Silsbee will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment at Center Grove Cemetery near Atlanta at 4 p.m. that afternoon. Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at Farmer Funeral Home. Mrs. Pate died June 26, 2005 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was born in Atlanta and lived in the Shreveport/Bossier City, La., area for many years. She graduated for Linden High School and was a longtime employee of Continental Trailways Bus Lines in Shreveport. Mrs. Pate was a born Christian and touched many lives. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Doug Gana of Silsbee; two sisters, Jo Allen and Ruth Taffi, both of Bossier City, La.; two brothers, Robert Richardson of Warrior, Ala., and Jerry Richardson of Atlanta; two granddaughters, Della Luce and Melinda Barnhill; four great-grandchildren, Andy Strisko, Tarvis Barnhill, Todd Reeder and Dakota Luce. Condolences will be accepted on-pine at www.timeformemory.com/farmer. (pd)

Jo Mathis March 18, 1926 - June 25, 2005

Funeral services for Jo Mathis, 79, of East Mountain and formerly of Hughes Springs was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

July

Sunday, July 3, 2005

Mark Alan Pickard Oct. 14, 1959 - June 26, 2005

Graveside services for Mark Alan Pickard, 46, of Queen City were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30. A.O. Smith Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Joe Ray Shirley Jan. 19, 1931 - June 28, 2005

Funeral services for Joe Ray Shirley, 73, of Madisonville were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Lillian Faye Morris Laird Dec. 9, 1920 - June 30, 2005

Graveside services for Lillian Faye Morris Laird, 84, Hughes Springs are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Mary Sue Hancock Oct. 31, 1928 - July 2, 2005

Funeral services for Mary Sue Hancock, 76, Douglassville were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5 at Open Door Baptist Church in Queen City with the Rev. Dennis Gibbons, Rev. James Hughes, and Rev. Mike Jackson officiating. Interment followed in Douglassville under the direction under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Hancock was born in Douglassville and was a longtime member of Open Door Baptist Church where she served as a pianist. She was also a member of the Eastern Star 191 of Douglassville. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Johnson Musick and Lillian Shaddox; one brother, I.M. Johnson. Survivors include her husband, Royce Hancock of Douglassville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Spair Shelton of Douglassville and Lamar and Nina Shelton and Breckenridge, and sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Jay McDonald of Arlington; a step-daughter, Beverly Hancock and Atlanta, five grandchild, Jessica Shelton, Melissa Shelton, Amber Evans, Jonathan Evans and Hunter Hancock; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Charles Bishop and Elijah Nathaniel Kenney; two sister-in-law, Margaret Endsley of Bivins and Sandy Solomon of Rockwall; and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com, (pd)

Alfred Joseph "Bud" Rhyne July 13, 1922 - June 30, 2005

Funeral services for Alfred Joseph "Bud" Rhyne, 82, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at Bethsaida "Y" Baptist Church with the Rev. Clayton Sheets and the Rev. Russell Shires officiating. Interment followed in Bethsaida "Y" Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Rhyne was born in Avinger. He and his wife, Adelle, were married for almost 60 and he was a member of Bethsaida "Y" Baptist Church. He was a member of the Queen City VFW Post 5870 and was retired from Red River Army Depot. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.O. and Willie Amma Rhyne; two sisters, Willie Louise Ragsdale and Norma Jean Keener; and one brother, Russell Rhyne. Survivors include his wife, Adelle Ryyne of Atlanta; three sons and one daughter-in-law, William and Carolyn Ryne and San Antonio, Leon Rhyne and Roger Rhyne and Atlanta; and two grandchildren, Leah Rhyne and Nissa Rhyne. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Buck Walker Dec. 5, 1912 - July 3, 2005

Buck Walker, 93, at Atlanta died Sunday, July 3. Arrangements were handled by A.O. Smith Funeral Homes of Stamps, Ark.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Irene Whatley Taylor July16, 1906 - July 4, 2005

Funeral services for Irene Whatley Taylor, 98, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michael Toland and the Rev. Rev. Arlie Kyzer officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Taylor was born in Cass County and moved back to Atlanta in the late l980. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta where was a member of the Keenagers. She retired for the railroad where she was a PBX operator for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. and Ophelia Whatley; her husband, Charley F. Taylor; four brothers, Marvin Whatley, J.D. Whatley, Curtis M. Whatley, and Floyd Whatley; and two sisters, Thelma Gannil and Irby Gilmore, Survivors include one sister-in-law, Cortess Whatley of Kildare, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Keenagers Class, 104 N. Louise St., Atlanta, Texas 75551. (pd)

Ricky Earl Attaway Jr. April 29, 1995 - July 2, 2005

Funeral service for Ricky Earl Attaway Jr., 10, of Houston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Dorothy A. Valentino Oct. 29, 1917 - July 3, 2005

Funeral services for Dorothy A. Valentino, 87, of New Orleans, La. were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Hanner Funeral Service handling the arrangements.

Garth W. Osborn Dec. 26, 1915 - June 26, 2005

Funeral services for Garth W. Osborn, 89, of Moriarty, N.M. formerly of Linden, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Milton Eugene Lambert Oct. 17, 1928 - July 3, 2005

Funeral services for Milton Eugene Lambert, 76, of Gilmer were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Iva Carmack April 26, 1917 - July 5, 2005

Funeral services for Iva Carmack, 88, of Linden were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Loyd Lavette Tabor Aug. 8, 1937 - July 2, 2005

Funeral services for Loyd Lavette Tabor, 67., of Jefferson were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6. Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Jessie Clinton Cornett Aug. 27, 1935 - July 3, 2005

Funeral services for Jessie Clinton Cornett, 69, of Lodi were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7 at Downs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Moore and Father Denzil Vithange officiating. Interment followed in Old Foundry Cemetery near Lodi under the direction of Downs Funeral Home of Marshall. Jesse was born in Linden. He graduated from Linden High School in 1953, brought front first bale of cotton to be ginned in Cass County. He married Carol Kay Goodheart on Sept. 8, 1956 in Hamlem, Mont. He moved to Lodi with the family in 1967. Jesse retired as a barge superintendent from Brown and Root, Inc., the offshore pipeline construction and foreign marine pipeline construction division after 30 years. He worked all over the USA and world including many ears in the North Sea, Far East and Middle East. He was a 40-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302. He is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Joel Cornett; daughter, Tammy Cornett; daughter and sons-in-law, Becky and Mike Sistrunk, Pam and Marty Whatley, Dawn and Jeffery Fuquay and Karen and Terry Melton; grandchildren, Jessica Sistrunk, Alexandra Kennair, and Dylan Melton. He is also survived by his mother, Eunice Cornett; brother, James Cornett; sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and George Hicks, all of Jefferson. He is also survived by a special friend Bonny Williams and his faithful bassett hound, Fred. He is preceded in death by his son, Jesse David Cornett, in 1973 and his father, Charles A. Cornett, in 1967. Pallbearers were Eddie Roy Scudday, Tommy Bowman, Robert Russell, Victor Perot, Frank Kresch, Jimmy Carroll, Mike Adkinson, and R.L. Powell. (pd)

Alan Alan Pickard Oct. 14, 1959 - June 26, 2005

Graveside services for Mark Alan Pickard, 46, of Queen City were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30 at The Stateline Cemetery near Bradley, Ark, with the Rev. Jim Abba officiating. Service were held under the direction at A.O. Smith Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Pickard was born in Springhill, La., and was a member of Atlanta of Church of God. He was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his father, Danny Pickard; and by a brother, Victor Pickard. Survivors include his mother, Maxine Pickard of Texarkana, Ark.; one son, Daniel Pickard of Queen City; two daughters, Angela Pickard of Carbondale, Penn. and Shane Pickard of Queen City; one brother, David Pickard of Queen City; and one grandson, Marcus Alan Pickard. (pd)

James E. "Jim" Wright Aug. 29, 1944 - July 1, 2005

James E. "Jim" Wright, 60, of Buda, passed away on July 1, 2005. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 29, 1944, but became a Texas six months later when he and his family moved to Atlanta, His parents, Roy and Doris Wright, preceded him in death. Jim leaves behind his loving wife and best friend for 33 years, Rita Johnson Wright; his sister, Lynn Mays of Nashville; mother-in-law, Christine Johnson of New Boston; sister-in-law; Sue Evans and husband Dan of Nixa, Mo.; brother-in-law, Ron Johnson of New Boston of New Boston; two nephews, three nieces, and two great-nephews. The Wright family whom he loved dearly also services him. James and Rita met in 1962 at TJC, and even though Jim west to The University of Texas of Austin and Rita west to East Texas State University, they were reunited when Jim moved Dallas in 1969. The family wants to thank the team of doctors and nurses at South Austin Hospital who tried so hard to make Jim well again, and special thanks To Dr. Lawrence Hauser, Dr. Allen Sonstin, and Linda Hargrove. Visitation was held on July 4, 2005, at Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress Ave. Services were held at 2 p.m. on July 5, 2005, at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, 40th and Avenue B. Interment followed at Onion Creek Memorial Park in Austin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lone Star Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 8111 N. Stadium Drive, Ste. 100, Houston, Texas 77054; www.nationalmssociety.org/txh. Arrangements by Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, 512/442-1446. Memorial can be viewed at www.wcfish.com. (pd)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Caroline Baez May 24, 1941 - July 7, 2005

Caroline Hensley Baez last for courageous battle with cancer to go home to be with the Lord. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Cornerstone Worship Center in Atlanta with the Rev. Rick Roach and the Rev. James Hensley officiating. Interment followed the Shiloh Cemetery in Texarkana, Ark., beside her little brother and mother. Services were under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home. She was born and lived a humbled life and kept her sense of humor of the end. She was a giving person with a caring spirit, who loved the Lord. Preceding her is death was her father, Ed Hensley; mother; Lola Hensley; and one brother, Rodney Hensley. She is survived by two daughters, Anita Kay Hill and Sarah Renee Hill, four grandchildren; Brian Robertson, Carlena McComb, Colton Hill and Renesa Vandavander; and two great-grandchildren, Courtney Clark and Tyler Vandelander, all of Atlanta; four brothers and sisters-in0law, Dr. Kenneth and Joan Hensley of Aledo, Bill and Ann Hensley of Winter Haven, Fla., M.J. and Wilma Hensley and Pea Ridge, Ark., and Don and Anna Hensley of Genoa, Ark.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, her twin, Guindolyn Hensley of Joe Prestidge of Atlanta and Eloise Hensley Watts of Shreveport, La., and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Brian Roberts, Kevin and Joel Prestidge, Damon Hensley, James Alan Hensley, David Solly, Dustin Prestidge, Rob Watts and Jerry Townsend. In lieu of flowers Caroline requested donations be made to the breast cancer program at St. Michael Cancer Center, 2600 St. Michael Dr., Texarkana, Texas 75503. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

Verna L. Clements Sept. 6, 1910 - July 10, 2005

Graveside services for Verna L. Clements, 94, of Queen City will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the Queen City Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Clements was born in Cass County and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Queen City. She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Clements and her sons, James Arlen Clements. She is survived by one nephew, Mickey Dupree of Arlington and one niece, Diane Dill on Conroe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Queen City, P.O. Box 98, Queen City, Texas 75572 or to the charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to www.hanerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Joseph H. "Buddy" Ford Dec. 30, 1929 - July 9, 2005

Funeral service for Joseph H. "Buddy" Ford, 75, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Buck Walker Dec. 5, 1912 - July 3, 2005

Buck Walker, 93, of Atlanta was born in Stamps, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Walker and step-daughters, Ethel Lummus and Lois Baird. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Walker of Atlanta and one stepson, L.T. Wilson of Post Natches. Walker's body was donated to science. Memorials can be made to West Side Baptist Church in Atlanta. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Royce L. Burson Oct. 16, 1927 - July 8, 2005

Funeral services for Royce L. Burson, 77, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11 at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Cowan officiating. Interment followed in Laws Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. He was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church and retired from Union Carbide Corporation in Texas City and Brownville after 34 years of employment. Burson was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Burson was preceded in death by his parents, R. Paul and Eunice Burson and son, Kyle A. Burson. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Louise Hammock Burson of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Steve Fitts of Linden; one daughter-in-law, Deann Burson Norris of Shreveport, La.; two grandchildren, Jessica Deel and husband, Travis of Atlanta and Justin Fitts of Atlanta; and one great-grandchild, Trevor Deel of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Piney Grove Baptist Church building find at 3268 Texas Highway 77 West, Atlanta, Texas 75551. Condolences may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Bessie Scott Dec. 26, 1908 - July 10, 2005

Graveside services for Bessie Scott, 96, of Kildare will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Kildare Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Shaddix officiating. Scott was born in Natchez, Miss., and owned and operated the Kildare Kozy Kitchen for 32 years. Survivors included one son and daughter-in-law, Cecil Maxwell and wife, Carolyn of Bivins; four grandchildren, Barbie Bowman of Latexo, Cecil Maxwell III of Longview, Gloria Ramsey and Sharon Cubley, both of Mena, Ark.; two special great-grandchildren, Cody Bowman and Hannah Bowman, both of Latexo and several other great-grandchildren. Condoleneces may be sent to www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

George Lee Stanford Sr. Feb. 6, 1920 - Feb. 17, 2005

Funeral services for George Lee Stanford Sr., 85, of Crosbyton were held Saturday, Feb. 19. Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton handled the arrangements.

J.A. Stanford June 20, 1907 - May 6, 2005

Memorial services for J.A. Stanford, 97, of Amarillo were held Tuesday, May 10 in Amarillo with graveside services in Wolfe City on Wednesday, May 11. Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Tom W. Stanford May 20, 1916 - June 9, 2005

Funeral services for Tom W. Stanford, 89, of Pottsboro were held on Sunday, June 12 in Dallas. Restland Funeral Home of Dallas handled the arrangements.

Sammy Lane Mott March 23, 1924 - July 10, 2005

Funeral services for Sammy Lane Mott, 81, of Linden will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Lissie R. Hayden Nov. 9, 1916 - July 13, 2005

Funeral services for Lissie R. Hayden, 88, of Atlanta will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Community Mortuary will handle the arrangements.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Mayme Doss June 28, 1923 - July 14, 2005

Mayme Doss, born June 28, 1923 in Dallas, died Thursday, July 14 at the age of 82. She was amember of Pasadena Order of Eastern Star No. 711 and retired from Dillards in 1992. Doss was preceded in death by her husband, O.T. Doss; one daughter, Carolyn Dowden; and one grandson, Brad Dowden. Her loving family includes her daughter and sons-in-law, Patricia Ballenger and Mark Johnson, Vickie and Wayne Westbrook, and Deneha Doss; grandchildren, Karissa Brisbin and husband Mark Silvia, and Amy Dowden; great-grandchildren, Taylor Brisbin, Chance Meyer, Holly Meyer, Karma Silvia, and Mark Silvia III; sisters, Mary Swanner and Vickie Dotson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a cancer organization of choice. A celebration of life was held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18 at Pasadena Funeral Chapel, with a graveside service of interment held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Pine Crest Cemetery. (pd)

Louise Glass Oct. 12, 1925 - Jul 16, 2005

Graveside services for Louise Glass, 79, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July19 at Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mrs. Glass was born and lived in the Atlanta area all of her life. She was member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. She worked for Ben Franklin's and K & W Cleaners in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Glass in 1974. Survivors include one daughter, Gerri Bergt of Alma, Ark.; one grandson, Timothy Bergt of Alma, Ark.; one brother, Ricky McCarty of Liberty; one sister, Virginia Kennedy of Atlanta; and many nieces, Nephews and close friends. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer's National Association, 225 North Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633, and the American Heart Association,4310 McKnight Road Suite 104, Texarkana, Texas 75501. Condolences may be made one-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Raby Mary Taylor Dec. 13, 1916 - July 18, 2005

Garveside service for Raby Mary Taylor, 86, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 22 at Shady Dale Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Rick Roah officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Taylor was born in Bradley, Ark. She will be dearly missed and always loved. She was preceded in death by two husbands, several brothers and sisters, one son, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, several grandchildren and many loved ones. Survivors include seven sons and six daughters-in-law, Bob and Dianna Upchurch of Vivian, La., Ray and Shirley Upchurch of Mesquite, William Upchurch of Queen City, James and Diane Upchurch, Clarence and Vickey Taylor of McLeod, Phillip and Jeannie Taylor of Hayworth, Okla., and Billy Wayne and Gayle Taylor of Seagoville; three daughters and one son-in-law, Sybil Endsley of Atlanta, Joyce Rogers of Quanah, and E.T. and BillylStevenson Bloomburg; one daughter-in-law, Patsey Dalby of Edgewood; and 143 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Condolences mayh be made on-line at www. hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Pauline Taylor March 24, 1914 - July 18, 2005

Funeral services for Pauline Taylor, 91, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m.Wednesday, July 20 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Mr. Tom Hooten officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Taylor was born in Cass County and lived in the area all of her life. She was a member of Atlanta Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Taylor, in 1992. Survivors include one brother, John J. Harrington of Atlanta; one sister, Ruby Glass of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

John Allen Rudel Oct. 5, 1929 - July 15, 2005

John A. "Johnny" Rudel, 75, of Atlanta passed away Friday, July 15 at residence with his family by his side. Johnny was born Oct. 5, 1929 in Tomball to Fritz and Velma Rudel, members of a Pioneer Harris County family. He retired in 1987 as superintendent from Harris County Road and Bridge after 30 years of service. In June 1987, he moved to Cass County to complete his dream of good ol' country living and raising cattle. He was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Atlanta. He was preceded in death by two sons, Douglas Wayne and Robert Allen Rudel; three sisters and two brothers. Survivors include his loving wife as 55 years, Opal Pauline Clark Rudel of Atlanta; one daughter, Lori Rudel Bergt at Atlanta; four grandsons, Dusty Allen Rudel of Atlanta, Allen Carson Rudel of Magnolia, T.J. Preather of Brenham, and Daniel Lee Preather of Atlanta; one great-grandson, Shawn Landon Preather of Brenham; three sisters, Eunice Placke of Houston, Betty Garrett of Tomball and Bobbie Williams of Ludowici, Ga.; nieces and nephews; and a host a friends and other relatives. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 18 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Curtis W. Schneider officiating. Interment followed in Laws Chapel Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. The family requests that memorials be made to Gideons Bible Ministry that tells the way to Eternal Life, and to the Hospice of Texarkana who makes the physical death transaction to Eternal Life as comfortable as possible. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Keith "Rooster" Hailey April 29, 1971 - July 19, 2005

Funeral services for Keith "Rooster" Hailey, 34, as Atlanta was held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Ira Lyons Nov. 11, 1920 - July 18, 2005

Funeral services for Ira Lyons, 84, of Cason were held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 22. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Lonnie Buford March 14, 1927 - Jul 14, 2005

Funeral services for Lonnie Buford, 78, of Naples are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handing the arrangements.

Nelda Kay Watkins Nov. 15, 1945 - July 20, 2005

Funeral services for Nelda Kay Watkins, 59, of Hughes Springs are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Jerl Edd Smith July 14, 1936 - July 21, 2005

Jerl Edd Smith, 69, formerly of Bloomburg died Thursday, July 21 in Dallas. Mr. Smith was born July 14, 1939 in Birthright. He was employed by Kirk Air Conditioning in Dallas and was an Army veteran. His parents, Oakley and Callie Smith, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Anne Smith of Dallas; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kim Smith of Forney, Lee and Katie Vanvolkenburg of Richardson, and Jay and Susan Vanvolkenburg of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kerry and Joe Lopez of Dallas; three sisters, Janice Thurman of Atlanta, Faye Wheaton and Judy McCreery of Bloomburg; one brother, Jimmy Smith and Richardson; and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Hanner Funeral Home and the Rev. Jeff Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Miller County, Ark.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Charles "Chuck" Holbrook Jan. 1, 1931 - July 25, 2005

Graveside services for Charles "Chuck" Holbrook, 74, of Atlanta are being held at noon Wednesday, July 27 at Caves Springs Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. James Duncan officiating. Hanner Funneral Service is handling the arrangements. Mr. Holbrook was born in Moody. He was retired from and U.S. Air Force after serving 20 years during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He worked for Red River Army Depot and was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Survivors include his wife, Louise Holbrook of Atlanta; one son, Rodney Holbrook of Omaha; one sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Tom Robb of Post Arthur; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Caves Springs Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 9l6, Linden, Texas 75563 or to the First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Doris Faye Fitts

On June 12, 1930, Doris Faye Knight was born to Robert Lee Jr. and Cora Leta Knight in their country home of the Shiloh community in Linden, living there until after her schooling. She attended school at Shiloh, Linden Elementary and was a 1947 graduated of Linden High School. Also, she was a graduate pf Tyler Commercial College as an executive secretary. She is a former employee of Cass County Extension Service and the county clerk's office. Doris did a lot of volunteer work in the Helping Hands-Linden Health Care, Cave Springs Friendship Club, Shiloh Cemetery Foundation, Floyd Hill Cemetery Association, Burns Family Reunion and Fitts Family Reunion and RSVP. She was also a member of Linden United Methodist Church, Fellowship Sunday School Class, and a life member of United Methodist Women and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Paul Fitts 1961 and Wayland Fitts in 1993; and two brothers, the Rev. Louis Raye Knight and Kenneth Wayne Knight. Her survivors, whom she adored, are Paula and Terry Elders, Pam Glover, Paul Edward Fitts and wife Linda, and son, Randy Fitts and wife Jessica; her loving grandchildren, Melinda Glover Biddy and husband Jonathan, Tyler Elders, Tiffany Fits, Candice Fitts, John Randall Fitts and Kyler Fitts; other special ones, Kaitrina, Melissa, Daniel, Luke, Katrina and Brian; sisters, Pansy Henderson, Betty Lou and husband O.C. Phillips; brothers, Thomas Earl Knight and wife Marylee and the Rev. James Robert Knight and wife Marie; sisters-in-law; Doris Knight and Lajuana Knight; many special nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives, neighbors and friends. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church - Linden, P.O. Box 338, Linden, Texas 75563; Linden Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 832, Linden, Texas 75563; and American Cancer Society. (pd)

Mable Carol Young March 17, 1920 - July 22, 2005

Funeral services for Mable Carol Young, 85, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Harry O. Allen Jr. Oct. 23, 1924 - July 22, 2005

Funeral services for Harry O. Allen Jr., 80, of Douglassville were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25 at First United Methodist Church on Douglassville with the Rev. Christmas C. Wilbur officiating. Interment followed in Douglassville Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Allen was born in El Dorado, Ark., but lived in the Douglassville area most of his life. He was retired form Red River Depot after 35 years of services. He served as mayor of Douglassville for 15 years and a city councilman for 25 years. He was a member of the Douglassville First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Emma Faye Allen and Douglassville; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy F. and Becky Allen and Douglassville; and two grandchildren, Macey Allen and Camryn Allen, both of Douglassville. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Clarence Edward "Joe" Pickens March 10, 1924 - July 21, 2005

Funeral services for Clarence Edward "Joe" Pickens, 81, at Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Hanner Funerals Service handled the arrangements. Mr. Pickens was born in Marryville, La. He worked for Mobil Oil Corp. for 40 years for moved to Atlanta when he retired in 1984. He was a member of the Atlanta First United Methodist Church. He was a avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Doris Anne Pickens of Atlanta, three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Jana Pickens of Shreveport, La., Michael and Mary Pickens of Morgan City, La., and Billy and Laverne of Berwick, La.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sharon Pickens of Marryville, La., Diana and Delton Rowell of Marryville, La., and Lisa and Doug Noris of Berwick, La.; one sister, Betty Sue Riendeau of Bay Monet, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Serenity Hospice, 2010 Moore Lane, Texarkana, Texas 75503 or First United Methodist Church, 104 North Louise, Atlanta, Texas 75551. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Ruby May Sept. 29, 1919 - July 24, 2005

Graveside services for Ruby May, 85, of Vivian, La., were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Guy William Kuykendall Dec 1, 1933 - July 26, 2005

Graveside services for Gay William Kuykendall. 71, of Irving are held being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Bethsaida "Y" Cemetery in Bivins with the Rev. Rusty Tyson officiating. Services are being held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Kuykendall was born in Hamilton County. He was a retired postmaster and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Thesea Baugus; two brothers, Robert Kuykendall and Ward Kuykendall; and one sister, Dera Nelll Kuykendall. Survivors include one daughter, Kellie Lou Myers of Crowley; one grandson, David Stone at Abilene; one granddaughter, Kimberly Baugus of Big Spring, one great-granddaughter, Stokley Stone of Abilene; and one sister, Jessie Endsley at Atlanta. Condolences may be on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Josie Lockhart June 9, 1919 - July 24, 2005

Funeral services for Josie Lockhart, 86, of Douglassville are being held at noon Saturday, July 30. Cole-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Travis Loyd Lummus Sept 22, 1924 - July 24, 2005

Funeral services for Travis Loyd Lummus, 80, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Terrie Gardner

Funeral and burial services for Terrie Gardner were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home at Jefferson handled the arrangements.

Donald Stephen Bowman May 15, 1929 - July 27, 2005

Funeral services for Donald Stephen Bowman, 76, of Atlanta are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

Calvin Lewis "Jet" Neal Jan. 9, 1949 - July 25, 2005

Funeral services for Calvin Lewis "Jet" Neal, 56, of Daingerfield are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handled the arrangements.

 

August

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Ben Stanley Markos Dec. 14, 1955 - July 30, 2005

Memorial services for Ben Stanley Markos, 49, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Rev. Margaret Jones officiating. Family will receive friends for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Ben was born in Texarkana, Ark. He lived has early life in Jefferson before moving to Atlanta in the 1980's. He was a U.S. Army veteran, before entering into a career in law enforcement. He was a guard at Texas Department of Corrections, prior to becoming to sheriff's deputy for Harrison County and latter for Cass County. He then went to work for the Atlanta Police Department where he was employed for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Buck Markos. Survivors included his wife, Tina Markos of Atlanta; his mother, Homerzelle Steger; one son, Wesley Markos of Atlanta; three daughters, Nichole Lurd of Texarkana, Brittany Markos of Queen City, and Tonya Liggin of Atlanta; one granddaughter, Machenzie Cordell; and many other family members and special friends. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Lela Mae Prator Sept. 8, 1908 - July 31, 2005

Funeral services for Lela Mae Prator, 96, of Queen City are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 at First Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta was the Rev. Ross Brunner, Rev. Dave Becker, and Mr. Marshall Sherman officiating. Interment will follow in Countland Cemetery in Cass County under the direction Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Prator was born in Cass County and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta. She was retired of a nurse's aide from Pine Lodge Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Prator. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Sherry Prator of Queen City; one daughter and son-in-law, Ruby Fay and V.A. Butler of Atlanta; one sister, Myrtle Nell Sherman and Atlanta; three grandchildren, Victor Sims and his wife Fay of Queen City, Sondra Ayers and her husband Thomas of Queen City, and Genia Davis and her husband Charles of Hot Springs, Ark.; and one great-grandchild, Cody Ayers of Queen City. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Elgenene Loyd Dec. 2, 1930 - July 31, 2005

Funeral services for Elgerene Loyd, 74, of Brownboro, formerly of Avinger, are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Aug. 3. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in handling the arrangements.

Whitney J. Brown Jan. 20, 1915 - July 30, 2005

Funeral services for Whitney J. Brown, 90, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary O'Day, Rev. Franklin Orr, and Rev. David Baxter officiating. Interment followed in Cass Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Brown was born in Miller Country, Ark., and lived all life in the Bloomburg area. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a former employee of Red River Army Depot. He was avid farmer and rancher after his retirement. During his war-time service he was awarded the purple heart, good conduct medal, presidential unit citation, American Defense service medal, American campaign medal, European African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal and one silver star, World War II victory medal, army of occupation medal, honorable service lapel button WWII, Expert badge and silver service star. Survivors include his wife, Modene Brown of Bloomburg: one son and daughter-in-law, Whitney J. Jr. and Teresa Brown of Bloomburg; two daughters and one son-in-law, Laura Laws of Longview and Judy and Charlie Harrell of Bloomburg; five grandchildren, Cliff Lightfoot, Clay Lightfoot, Janie Brown, Lisa Gauthier, and Brandi Laws; and two great-grandchildren, Dillon Lightfoot and Callie Lightfoot. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralserivce.com. (pd)

Patrick Allen Hamilton April 11, 1951 - July 26, 2005

Funeral services for Patrick Allen Hamilton, 54, of Cason were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

O.Q. Thomas Dec. 21, 1914 - July 29, 2005

Graveside services for O.Q. Thomas, 90, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at New Hope Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Walter Magouyrk officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mr. Thomas was born by Miller County, Ark., and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Bloomburg. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. Survivors include two nephews, Morris Brimer of Tyler and Freddy Brimer of Atlanta; and three nieces nieces, Margie Sloan of Queen City, Mae Neal Hammock of Garland, and Mary Sue Kirkland of Pearsall. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Pam Hall Nov. 29, 1943 - July 30. 2005

Graveside services for Pam Hall, 61, of Rodessa, La., were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 of Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod with the Rev. J.P. Story officiating. Mrs. Hall was born in Vivian, La., and was a member of Three States Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents. Happy and Opal Harding; her brother, Aaron Harding; and a grandson, Corey Logan. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Phiilip Dwyane and Christy Hall of Jefferson; one daughter one and son-in-law, Tammy Shrlynne and Bubba Logan of Vivian, La.; one brother, J.W. Harding of Bloomburg; three grandchildren, Brandy Logan, Dusty Gardner, Mandy Hall; and a sister-in-law, Louise Harding. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Sunday, August 7, 2005

Garland Bradshaw Sept. 19, 1906 - Aug. 1, 2005

Funeral services for Garland Bradshaw, 98, of Tyler were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 at First Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta will be Rev. Arlie Kyzer officiating. Interment followed in Laws Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Bradshaw was born is Fordyce, Ark., and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta for 1937 to1948 when he moved to Pampa where he worked in oilfield construction. He moved back to the Atlanta area in 1972 where he spent his retirement years until moving to Tyler in 2000 in live with his family. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Byrum Bradshaw of Tyler; two sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Marie Bradshaw of Tyler and Larry and Sharon Bradshaw of Fort Worth; one sister, Bessie Gaines of Hope, Ark.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made made to Legacy Hospice, 215 Winchester Suite 105, Tyler, Texas 75701. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Willis Earl Baker April 17, 1927 - July 31, 2005

Funeral services for Willis Earl Baker, 78, of Daingerfield are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Melba Kathryn Fant Aug. 9, 1924 - Aug. 3, 2005

Funeral services for Melba Kathryn Fant, 89, of Linden are being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Sonja Dee Finley McLean Oct. 23, 1963 - Aug. 6, 2005

Funeral services are tentivly set for Sonja Dee Finley McLean, 41, of Douglassville of 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Piney Grove Baptist Church and the Rev. Chris Cowan officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Sonja was born in Rankin and was a 1982 graduate of Queen City High School. She was loved by many and will be missed. She is survived by two son and one daughter-in-law, Brad and Sara Tyson of Queen City and Joshua McLean of Texarkana; one daughter, Brittnay Adams of Douglassville; parents, Don and Tommie Finley of Douglassville' one brother and sister-in-law, W.T. and Kathy Kinley of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, LaDonna and Donnie Tyson of Bloomburg and Catherine and Bobby Bledsoe of Turkey; grandmother, Theresa Fletcher of Bandera; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made a charity of choice or the building fund at Piney Grove Baptist Church. (pd)

Mildred Ann "Midge" Berry Jan. 12, 1932 - Aug. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Mildred Ann "Midget" Berry, 73, of Lone Star were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Raquel "Missy" Robinson Burks July 18, 1972 - Aug. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Raquel "Missy" Robinson Burks, 33, of Ore City are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Dolly Coats Jan. 15, 1915 - Aug. 4, 2005

Funeral services for Dolly Coats, 90, of Atlanta were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Calvary Tabernacle with the Rev. Bill Dupree and Sister Faye Yount officiating. Interment followed in Courtland Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Coats was born in Cass County and was a member of Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Coats; a son, Jewel Coats; a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Garza; three brothers and seven sisters. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Melvin and Barbara Coats of Atlanta, Dennis and Bonnie Kae Coats of Atlanta and Buster Coats of Atlanta; three daughters sons-in-law, Louise and James McCasland of Prairieville, La., Elouise and Frank Dickey of Bossier City, La., and Margie and Carlos Irizarry of Benton, Ark.; 18 grandchildren, Elton Coats, Brenda Hurtado, Carl Coats, Robbin Hill, Debra LeBlanc, Douglas McCasland, Marilyn Penalber, Karen Smith, Charlene Moore, Kenneth Irizarry, Tim Irizarry, James Earl Coats, Betty Ann Florence, Stephen Coats, Dennis Wayne Coats, Johnny Coats, Travis Coats and Eddie Coats; 35 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Joy Lynn "Nanny" Tyler July 12, 1927 - Aug. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Joy Lynn "Nanny" Tyler, 78, of Jefferson were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sonja Dee Finley McLean Oct. 23, 1963 - Aug. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Sonja Dee Finley McLean, 41, of Douglassville of 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Cass County with the Rev. Chris Cowan and Rev. Joe Strebeck officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Ms. McLean was born in Rankin and was a member of Hickory Street Baptist Church in Texarkana. Survivors include her parents, Don and Tommie Finley of Douglasville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bard and Sara Tyson of Queen City and Joshua McLean and Texarkana; one daughter, Brittnay Adams of Douglasville; one brother and sister-in-law, W.T. and Kathy Finley of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters and brothers-in-law. LaDonna and Donny Tyson of Bloomburg and Catherine and Bobby Bledsoe of Ankroa, Turkey; and numerous nieces, nephews and other friends. Condolences me be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Paul B. Brook Sr. June 30, 1947 - Aug. 5. 2005

Paul B. Brooks Sr. was a born in Mt. Enterprise on June 30, 1947. He passed away Aug. 5. He was a graduate of West Columbia in 1965. Brooks is survived by his loving wife, Peggy. Funeral services were held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Brookside Memorial Park under the direction at Brookside Funeral Home. (pd)

Irene Davis June 21, 1921 - Aug. 11, 2005

A memorial service will be held at a later date of Irene Davis, 84, of Atlanta. Arrangements were handled by Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Davis was born in Dabney, Ark., and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Linden. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Rosalie Davis of Nacogdoches; three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Sam Wadsworth of Atlanta, Elizabeth and Les Jenkins of Bridgeport, Ala., and Josie and Buster George of Tyler; one sister, Mary lee Bedford of Salem, Mo.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta building fund. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Frances H. Crow Jan. 10, 1920 - Aug. 4, 2005

Frances Hood Crow, 85, of Texarkana, Ark., died Thursday in Bryan. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug.8 at Fuqua-Everett Memorial Chapel at Texarkana with her "favorite pastor", the Rev. Bobby Renfro officiating. Services were under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home in Texarkana. She was born in Emmet, Ark. She was a member of Hickory Street Baptist Church and was retired from Red River Army Depot. She was a active in the Miller County Senior Adult Center, THEOS and was a charter member of the Arkansas Blvd. Wal-Mart Bingo Group. Mrs. Crow known also as "Neena", was known for his deep, abiding faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. her dry humor, her sweet smile as as her stern frown, and her delightful stubbornness. All who knew her loved her. Neena, we will mss you. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Marion Crow; two small children, Linda and Crow Crow; her parents; two sisters and two brothers-in-law She is survived by her oldest daughter and son-in-law; Cora Crow Morris and Dr. James Morris; her oldest granddaughters; Lisa Bruce Brittain and her husband, Caroline Brittain; and her great-grandson, Will Brittain, all of Atlanta; her granddaughter, Lori Bruce of Bella Vista, Ark.; as well as two other sons and daughters-in-law; two other daughters and one son-in-law; seven other grandchildren; and five other great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law; her dear friend, Edna Hurd; and her dear nephew, Jim, Williams, both of Texarkana; and numerous other nieces, nephews and dear friends. In lien of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kansas 66601. (pd)

Annie B. Zahari March 12, 1943 -Aug. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Annie B. Zahari, 62, of Dallas are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home s handling the arrangements.

Dewey Haywood Jan, 15, 1939 - Aug. 6, 2005

Funeral services for Dewey Haywood, 67, of Overton were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Betty Louise Evans Jan. 28, 1932 - Aug. 1, 2005

Memorial services for Betty Louise Evans, 73, of Lone Star were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Oreader Johnson March 14, 124 - Aug. 9, 2005

Funeral services for Oreader Johnson, 81, of Hughes Springs are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Jessie Lea Stuckey Wilbanks July 8,1921 - Aug. 14. 2005

Jessie Lee Stuckey Wilbanks, 84, Bloomburg died Sunday, Aug. 14 in Texarkana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erin Wilbanks, in 1999; three brothers, John, Otis and Hadley Stuckey; and one sister, Josephine Stuckey Hatcher. Mrs. Wilbanks was born July 8, 1921 in Bright Star, Ark. She graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce with B.A. and M.A. degrees in education and taught in the Ark-La-Tex area for 45 years. She retired from the Atlanta school system in 1990. She was a Methodist and a life-long member of Olive Branch Methodist Church in Bright Star, Ark. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Janies and Jerry Stringfellow of Texarkana; her son, Ervin Wilbanks, Jr. of Bloomburg; three grandsons, Josh Stringfellow of Texarkana, John Stringfellow and wife Shelly of Fayetteville, Ark., and Baxter Stringfellow of Austin; two granddaughters, Kristi Wilbanks of New Boston and Kris Stringfellow of Dallas; and two great-granddaughters, Jessica Stringfellow of Fayetteville, Ark., and Athena Wilbanks Upshaw of New Boston. She is also survived by two sisters, Nola and Euvena Stuckey of Bloomburg, and numerous other relatives. Services are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 is Olive Branch Methodist Church in Bright Star, Ark, on Highway 160 with the Rev. Paul Tyler officiating under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery. (pd)

Myrtle Kehl March 16, 1917 - Aug. 13, 2005

Funeral services for Myrtle Kehl, 88, of Queen City were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at West Side Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Jim Howard and Rev. Chris Cowan officiating. Mrs. Kehl was born in Marter, Kansas, and was a member of West Side Baptist Church. She was a pre-school teacher ils Abilene for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marion Howard; one sister, Dixie Howard; one brother, Don R. Howard; and a daughter-in-law. Survivors include one son, Eddie Kehl of Queen City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Wilbur Nettleton of Rowlett and Sherri and Chuck Butler of Atlanta; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Bill and Dot Howard of Tulsa, Okla., Carl Howard of Queen City and Max and Sippi Howard of Centertown, Mo.; one sister, Doris Howard Carter of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Fred Ellis, Curtis Ellis and wife Nicole, Robert Butler, Zack Nettleton, Donna Butler Richardson and husband Trevor, and Hannah Butler; two great-grandchildren, Julia Ann Ellis and Nicholas Edward Ellis. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Claude Wilson Craig Dec. 17, 1917 - Aug. 13, 2005

funeral services for Claude Wilson Craig, 87, a Lone Star were held for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Courtney Jordan Aug, 6, 2005

Funeral service for Courtney Jordan, 18, of Lodi were held Saturday, Aug. 13. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Charles E. Hatcher Oct. 27, 1942 - Aug. 13, 2005

Funeral services for Charles E. Hatcher, 62, of Hughes Springs are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Vestal Chamblee July 2, 1910 - Aug. 17, 2005

Graveside services for Vestal Chamblee, 95, of Queen City are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Beech Creek Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Roy Jones officiating. Services are being held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Chamblee was born is Arkansas, but lived in the Queen City and Atlanta area most of her life. She was a member of West Side Baptist Church in Atlanta and the Order the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by by two daughters, Betty Joe Chamblee and Bonnie Sue Chamblee; and a great-grandson, Chris Thompson. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Chamblee of McLeod; one daughter, Jo Ann Taylor of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Elaine Freeman, Melanie Thompson, Larry Joe Chamblee, Kelly Lane Chamblee, Mark Allen Chamblee, and Tonia Little; eight great-grandchildren, Misty Grider, Katrina Carter, Whitney Eason, Eric Chamblee, Chelsa, Chamblee, Jamie Lane Chamblee, Lindsay Little, and Jarad Little; and one great-great-grandchild. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Jessie L. Conner Nov. 5, 1906 - Aug. 17, 2005

Funeral services for Jessie L. Conner, 99, are pending with Lewis and Walker Funeral Home of Jefferson. Walker passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Marshall.

Mamie Leola Brand Dec. 11, 1918 - Aug. 14, 2005

Funeral services for Mamie Leola Beard, 86, of Hughes Springs are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Hazel Gray Hudak Aug. 13, 1915 - Aug. 20, 2005

Hazel Gray Hudak was born on Aug. 13, 1915 in Gray to T.G. and Lossie Yancey Gray. Her parents and three sisters, Ruby Westhoff, Tommye Doud, and Marie Wright, all preceded her in death. Mrs. Hudak was a resident of Atlanta for 1939. She has been a resident in Longview since 2003. Mrs. Hudak was married to Lemuel Litton in 1935 and they had one daughter, Lossie Elizabeth, her only child. In 1939, she was married to Louis A. Miles of Atlanta was preceded her in death in 1967. In 1970, she wed the late Michael Hudak of Atlanta whom she lost in 1989. Mrs. Hudak was the owner with her sister Tommye Doud of Hazel's Shop, a children's and women's apparel store in Atlanta for 1951 until 1976. She and Tommye began with infant and children's clothes in her mother's home. They found joy serving the children and their mothers for some 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta and was active in women's clubs between 1940 and 1960. In retirement, the Hudaks shared satisfaction in raising cattle. Mrs. Hudak is survived by her daughter, Lossie Hudak; son-in-law, Robert Hudspeth; two grandsons and their wives, Tom and Mary Kay Hudspeth, and Robb and Cheree Hudspeth, all of Dallas; three great-grandchildren, Lossibeth, Ian, and Christian; one niece, Carolyn Westhoff Enis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a nephew, Gilbert Wright of Tulsa, Okla. Her funeral was held at 3:30 p.m. Mondau, Aug. 22 at the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Robert Hudspeth, Thomas Hudspeth and Robb Hudspeth officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. (pd)

Betty Jane Dunning June 4, 1928 - Aug. 20, 2005

Garveside services for Betty Jane Dunning, 77, of Mooringspet, La., will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Mims Chapel Cemetery in Marion County with the Rev. Mike Stowell officiating. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. The family is receiving friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Dunning was born in Cotton Valley, La. This feisty lady will be missed here but one day the family will be reunited in Heaven's Glory. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Willie LeMay; her brother, James LeMay; one son, Billy Gene Cole. Survivors inculde her husband, Buddy Moore of Mooringsport, La.; one son, Jimmy Gale Berton at Shreveport, La.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Willie Mae "George" and Joseph Davis of Keithville, La., Betty Louise and Sam Long of Dallas; one sister, Jean Metts of Queen City; four nieces, Linda Ponder of Austin, Peggy Morgan of Queen City, Brenda Blizzard of Atlanta, and Janice Smoot of Virginia; 10 grandchildren for fove great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Sadine Tyler Walker July 6, 1911 - Aug. 18, 2005

Funeral services for Sadine Tyler Walker, 94, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Jessie Louise Conner Nov. 5, 1906 - Aug. 17, 2005

Funeral services for Jessie Louise Conner, 98, of Jefferson were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hershel Cox June 21, 1920 - Aug. 29, 2005

Funeral services for Hershel Cox, 85, of Atlanta are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Hanner Funeral Service with Mr. Tom Hooten officiating. Interment will follow in Courtland Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Cox was born in Hayworth, Okla., and was a member of Atlanta of Christ. He was a retired welder. Survivors include her wife, Birdie Lee Cox of Atlanta; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tony Cox of Odessa and Lloyd and Carol Cox of Arlington; two daughters, Norma Waller of Grand Saline Janice Wise of San Antonio; one sister, Lola Horn of New Mexico; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

James P. "Jay" Fant Sept. 6, 1922 - Aug. 27, 2005

Funeral service for James P. "Jay" Fant, 82, of Linden were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, September 4, 2005

Pearl Sims Dec. 11, 1916 - Aug. 25, 2005

Graveside services for Pearl Sims, 86, of Atlanta will held at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 with the Rev. Bernie Ayers officiating. Pearl was born Dec. 11, 1916 in Atlanta to Fred and Ethel Lovelace. She graduated from Atlanta High School and several years later married married Francis A. Sims. Pearl was always involved in the community. She was an active member of the First Christian Church of Atlanta. She was a part president of the Christian Women's Fellowship. She was also a charter member and past president of the Artheneum Study Club of Atlanta. Her church, family and friends were always very important to her. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Francis A. Sims, and a daughter, Ethelyn Gayle Sims. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David and Marilyn Sims of Keller; one daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Wes Coleman and Dallas and three grandchildren, Carol Coleman Perry and husband John Perry of Dallas, Dr. Deanna Sims Stover and husband and husband Andrew Stover of Plano, and Jeff Sims of Keller. The family received friends on Friday, Sept. 2 for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hanner Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Atlanta Building Fund, First Christian Church, 201 South Louise Street, Atlanta, Texas 75551. (pd)

Catherine Virginia Lee Steffey Nov. 28, 1909 - Aug. 30, 2005

Catherine Virginia Lee Steffey, 96, of Moncks Corner, S.C., died Aug. 30 at her daughter's home in Moncks Corner. She was born Nov 28, 1909, in Muskogee, Okla. She married William H. Steffey on June 1, 1930 in Pine Bluff, Ark. They settled in Pittsburg where they lived for 10 years. They then transferred to Atlanta and stayed there 20 ears where Catherine was employed by the First National Bank. She was a Girl Scout leader and president of the PTA. In 1959, they moved to Mount Pleasant where she should continued employment at the First National Bank until her retirement in 1971. She was an active member of Tennison Memorial Methodist Church. In 1998, she went to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Kenneth Drewa in Moncks Corner, S.C., where she was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Summerville, S.C. She was preceded in death by her husband Williams H. Steffey; a daughter, Lillian Jean Griggs; a son-in-law, James Larry Griggs; and a grandson, Ken Drewa, Jr. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Drewa of Moncks Corner, S.C.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bill Steffey of Orchard and Robert and Helen Steffey of Needville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. BCW Funeral Home will handle the arrangements to Mount Pleasant where she will be buried next buried next her husband in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. In lien of flowers, the family is accepting memorial contributions in her name, to Tennison Memorial Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant or Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1446 State Road, Summerville, S.C. 29483. (pd)

Minnie Patterson June 20, 1911 - Aug. 30, 2005

Graveside services for Minnie Patterson, 94, of Doddridge, Ark., were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Hanner Funeral Service handled arrangements.

Jack Aubrey Parker Aug. 24, 1930 - Aug. 31, 2005

Funeral services for Jack Aubrey Parker, 75, of Willis Will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Willis Family Life Center with Rev. Jeff Gantz officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery under pf direction of Metcalf Funeral Home. Visitation was held held Friday evening. Sept. a in Metcalf Funeral Home. Mr. Parker passed away peacefully Aug. 31, at M.D. Anderson Center in Houston, where so many of the staff soon came to know him as a funny and gracious man. He often would say "Thank You" in him unique drawl, even after enduring a grueling procedure. Mr. Parker was preceded in death by Mert Ellard Parker, his beloved wife and mother of his daughters; and by Carol Parker, to whom he married later in life. Jack was preceded in death by a grandson, Jon Paul Cox, in 2004. Jack is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Steve Dial, Patti and Darryl Pitcock, and Rebecca and Joe Maninna, all of Willis; stepdaughters Heather Matheny and husband Mark of Conroe and Tanya Humphrey and husband Eric of Huntsville; grandchildren, Shane Arthur and wife Denea, Joshua Arthur, Kelly Pitcock Brown and husband Scott, Katy Pitcock, Rick Bowles and wife Anna, Brenna Parker, Jack and Rachel Matheny, and Paige and Clayton Humphrey; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Benjamin Bowles, Jace Arthur and Eva Brown, from whom he received so much joy. Sisters, Velma Brabham of Willis, and Elizabeth Scheumack and husband Powell of Houston, and many nieces and nephews who he enjoyed and loved so much. Jack was born Aug. 24, 1930 in Douglassville in Cass County to Jefferson and Corlema Parker and attended Atlanta High School and East Texas College before moving to Montgomery County to help his father and brother-in-law, the late Robert Brabham, with the opening of Parker Lumber Company and later Brabhan\Parker Lumber Company of Willis. After marrying Mert Ellard in 1950, He also helped operated a family mill in Houston County, then returned returned to Willis where he was active in civic and church projects. Jack joined First United Methodist in Willis in 1955, and helped build the current education building. He served as a county election judge during the 1960's and 1970"s and served on the Willis city council from 1976 to 1986. Throughout his life, Jack had gift for helping people in need, especially youth, and those struggling with the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. He made sure any high school boy who needed a summer job had a place to work at Brabham-Parker Lumber Company and for the past 10 years he often opened his home to anyone new coming into "the program." More than anything else, Jack Parker was known for his wry and humorous view of life and helped all those who knew and loved him find a very special balance of laughter peace. Serving as pallbearers were Shane Arthur, Joshua Arthur, Rick Bowles, Bobby Brabham, Jeffery Scheumack, Terry Pitcock, Jason Tullos, and Bo Calfee. Honorary pallbearers were Frank and Tony Wooster, Perry Williams, Dan Nuby, Gene Boynton, and members of the Conroe-Willis Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack's name in First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 315, Willis, Texas 77378 or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center of Houston. (pd)

Carolyn Mae Williams Aug. 25, 1940 - Aug. 31, 2005

Memorial services for Carolyn Mae Williams, 65, of Jenkins were held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Roslyn Reshay Hatley July 16, 1963 - Aug. 29, 2005

Roslyn Reshay Hatley, 42, of Douglassville died Monday, Aug. 29 in Mont Pleasant. Mrs. Hatley was born July 16,1963 in Atlanta in the parentage of Victor Rowe Sr. and the late Varnell Rowe. She was a foster mother and the advisor. She was a member of Jones Hill Church of God of Christ. Survivors include her husband of 16 ears, Meltor Hatley Jr.; seven sons, Courtney Rowe (Brittanye), Ulrick Hilmon, Anthony Fletcher, Devonte Hatley, Jeremiah Hatley, Jakobee and Jalee Hatley; two daughters, Marla Keisha Frederick and Danniele Hatley. all of Douglassville; one step-daughter, Tiffany Edwards; three sisters, Stephanie Phillips, Vicky Cook, and Kim Nelson; and eight brothers, Victor Chism, Eddie Rowe Roderick Rowe, Cedric Parkman, Victor Rowe Jr., Sedrick Williams, Dallas Washington Tavorius "T.J" Hamilton; special aunts, Barbara Pinson and Glenda Alexander; her grandfather, Jessie Cooper; and many other family member and family. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at Community Mortuary at Atlanta. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at First Baptist Church at 306 Baker Street in Atlanta. (pd)

Jimmy Lee Ford April 19, 1959 - Aug. 26, 2005

Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Ford, 46, Gilmer will be held held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 3. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

No Obits

Sunday, September 11. 2005

Ginger Renee' Powell Stanton Feb 1, 1969 - Sept. 5, 2005

Ginger Renee" Powell Stanton, born in Atlanta Feb. 1, 1969. went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 5, 2005. Ginger graduated from Atlanta High School, then attended Texarkana Junior College for two years. Ginger was employed for many years as a manager for Catfish King in Atlanta. She was a proud member of Corner Stone Assembly of God Church in Atlanta where she taught prims missionettes. She is survived by one daughter, Gabrielle Nicole "Gabbie" Stanton of Atlanta; one parents, Dexter and Betty Carol Powell of Atlanta; one uncle and aunt, Trevelyn and Nelda Powell of Gilmer; two aunts and uncles, Treaca and Jim Huston of Atlanta and Donna and Mike Dupree of Atlanta; five cousins and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at Laws Chapel United Methodist Church in Atlanta at Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. The family will be at the home of home of her parents at 3897 CR 3110 in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice. (pd)

Garvis Dean Gibson July 30, 1933 - Sept. 1, 2005

Garvis Dean Gibson, 72, of Bossier City, La., died Thursday, Sept. 1. Mr. Gibson was born July 30, 1933 in Bloomburg. He was a retired teacher, having taught school in Bloomsburg, Queen City, Atlanta, New Boston, Marshall and Texarkana Community College in Texas. He also taught in Haughton, Sarepta and Plain Dealing in Louisiana. Mr. Gibson graduated from East Texas State University with is bachelors degree and later received two masters degrees. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Eden and Glynn Leach; and one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Nancy Gibson; a brothers and sister-in-law, Buddy and Mary Gibson of Desoto; and numerous nieces and nephews. In accord with his wishes, cremation has has taken place and his ashes will be spread near his parents' graves in the New Hope Community where he grew up. A private memorial service will be held. The family requests that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to your favorite charity. (pd)

Reaper Stewart Williams

Funeral arrangements are pending at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home for Reaper Stewart Williams, 86, of Atlanta who passed away at Atlanta Memorial Hospital on Monday, Sept. 5.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Gladys Gennings Aug. 24, 1924 - Sept. 10, 2005

Services for Gladys Gennings, 81, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Hanner Funeral Home in Atlanta with Rev. Glenn Graham officiating, Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment was held at Olive Branch Cemetery in Bright Star, Ark. Gladys was taken to heaven in the arms to Jesus 3:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept 10. She had many friends and loved ones in this life and was loved by all. Gladys, along with her twin sister, Gertrude VanDeweghe, was born Aug. 24, 1924 to Thomas E. and Eddie Humphrey. On May 19, 1939, she married James Franklin "Frank" Gennings Sr. He preceded her in death were on March 18, 1977. Also preceding her in death were her parents and three brothers. Ray Humphrey, Floyd Humphrey, and James Humphrey. Not only was Gladys a wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother for years, but she also worked at Henson Kickernick for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and several other crafts. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Bloomburg. Spending her last years of Wesley House in Atlanta, she was able to enjoy life there and the activities they provided, especially dominoes. She leaves to cherish her memory six children, Jerry and wife Barbara Gennings of Queen City, Shirley Cauthorn of Atlanta, Alice and husband Carl Allen of Vivian, La., Patsy Tyson of Texarkana, Ark., James and wife Barbie of Atlanta, and Billy Gennings and wife Jackie of Rock Island, Tenn. Sharing the wonderful memories and happy times of their Mamaw Gennings are 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, Mark Allen and wife Pamela and their children Jordan, Makenna and Jaret, Jerry Wayne Gennings, Tony Cauthorn and Nakiyah, Betty Jean Hockey and husband Tim and her children Jeremy and Jessica, Shayne Parker, Carolyn Allen, Melanie Harris and Jeff and their children Callie and Courtney, Brian Gennings and wife Mindy and their child Christopher, Jake Cauthorn and wife Stacey and their child Jacey, Jason Gennings and wife Kara and their children Ryan Cole and Kassidy, Brad Gennings, Angel Snider and husband Thomas and their children Jonathan and Micah, Shawn Gennings and Mariah Gennings. She is also survived by two loving sisters, Gertrude VanDeweghe of California and Rosa Williams of Dallas; and two brothers, R.H. Humphrey and Loyd Humphrey of Oregon. The family wishes to thank Dr. Tim O'Kelley, the nursing staff of Atlanta Memorial Hospital, and Wesley House of all their care, understanding and consideration. (pd)

Donna Harmon Draper June 24, 1953 - Sept. 11, 2005

Funeral services for Donna Harmon Draper, 52, of Bloomburg will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City with the Rev. Bill Dupree officiating. Interment will follow in the Pulaski Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. She was a member of Sand Hill Assembly of God in Cass. She was also a member of Goldn Wing Association and Christian Motorcycle Association. Draper was employed as an inspector at Stanco Manufacturing. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dwight C. Harmon in December 2000; her father, James Garland Carter in December 1999; her mother mother, Willie Bell Carter in April 1995; and her brother, Daniel Gene Carter in June 1988. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Draper or Bloomburg; son son, Cody Harmon of Atlanta, four brothers, Leonard Carter of Simms, Ronnie Carter of Wake Village, Randy Carter of New Boston and Michael Carter of Atlanta; two sisters, Connie Hindsman of Atlanta and Brenda Stout DeKalb. She is also survived by one step-son; Russell Draper and wife, Lisa of McKinney; one step-daughter, Charity Baker and husband, Jim of Atlanta; three step-grandchildren, Cadi and Christie Draper of McKinney and Emma Baker of Atlanta; and numerous nieces nephews. (pd)

Ernie Edwards Oct. 21, 1945 - Sept. 10, 2005

Graveside services for Ernie Edwards, 59, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Allice Tally Jeffcoat Wommack Nov. 2, 1928 - Sept. 9, 2005

Funeral services for Allice Tally Jeffcoat Wommack, 76, of Mount Pleasant were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Bishop Jackie Fincher, Mr. James Tally and Mr. James Folsom officiating. Interment followed in Anticoch Cemetery, Mrs. Wommack was born in Cass County. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She worked as an inspector for the United Ammunition Container. She was a preceded in death by her parents, Art and Lee Tally; her husband, James Wommack; three children, Lewis Jeffcoat, Royce and Joyce Jeffcoat; two brothers J.D. Talley and Joudge Talley; one sister, Evelyn McGee; and one son-in-law, Ray Cowling. Survivors include one and daughter-in-law, Roger and Darlene Jeffcoat of Naples; four daughters and two sons-in-law, LaVern Cowling of Mount Pleasant, Darlene and Rod Bailey of Liberty Hill, Kay and Erwin Folsom of Naples and Janie Slaten of Naples; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Teresa Ann Moody May 26, 1946 - Sept. 9, 2005

Funeral services for Teresa Ann Me; and one son-in-law, Ray Cowling. Survivors include one and daughter-in-law, Roger and Darlene Jeffcoat of Naples; four daughters and two sons-in-law, LaVern Cowling of Mount Pleasant, Darlene and Rod Bailey of Liberty Hill, Kay and Erwin Folsom of Naples and Janie Slaten of Naples; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.


Citizens Journal Obituaries

2006


Sunday, January 22, 2006

Helen Pyle Feb 26, 1924 - Jan 8, 2006

Graveside services for Helen Pyle, 81, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan 13 at Salem Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mrs. Pyle was was in Cass County and was a member of the 1941 graduating class of Bloomburg High School. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas B. Anthony; her mother, Faye E. Anthony; her husband, Gordon E. Pyle; and her brothers, Robert J. Anthony and Ken Z. Anthony. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Hershe Thompson of Bloomburg and Jerry Turner of Waskow; six nieces, Jeri Vaughn and husband Gary of Plano, Margo Daniels and husband Marc of Kellar, Sharon Choate of Austin, Kristina Galipp of Vancouver, Wash., Nina McGivney of Arvado, Colo., and Judy Kruppa of Victoria; and three nephews, Jody Dellinger and wife Heather of Arlington, Was., Alan Anthony of Richard, Va., and Gil Turner of Vinton, La. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd)

Menace Lloyd Sr June 15, 1953 - Jan 12, 2006

Funeral services for Menace Lloyd Sr., 52, of Douglassville are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

William "Bill" H. Robertson Jr. April 20, 1930 - Jan 11, 2006

Funeral services for William "Bill" H. Robertson, Jr., 75, of Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Linden, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. Reeder-Davis-Schindler funeral Home handled at arrangements.

April

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Jack Biermann April 12, 1938 - March 27, 2006

Jack Biermann, 67, of Atlanta died Monday, March 27 in an Atlanta hospital. Mr. Biemann was born April 12, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisc. He was a retired area supervisor for International Paper and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Turner Biermann; one son, Donald Biermann; one daughter, Debra Groves; two brothers, Alan Biermann and Gary Biermann; and two two granddaughters, Amber Marie Brazell and Brandy Leigh Barr. Cremation is the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. (pd)

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Phillip S. Tomlin Jan 3, 1967 - March 28, 2006

Funeral services for Phillip S. Tomlin, 39, of Daingerfield were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Oleta Hobbs Whitfield July 15, 1920 - April 2, 2006

Graveside services for Oleta Hobbs Whitfield, 85, at Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 4. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Donald Roy Salsman Nov 29, 1950 - March 31, 2006

Funeral services for Donald Roy Salsman, 55, of Texarkana, Ark. were held of 2 p.m. Monday, April 3. Chapelwood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Willie Raymond Williams March 10, 1922 - March 29, 2006

Graveside services for Willie Raymond Williams, 88, of Commerce were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, April 9, 2006

Mildred G. Johnson Oct 1, 1916 - April 3, 2006

Funeral services for Mildred G. Johnson, 89, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 at Smyrna Baptist Church at Atlanta with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Interment followed in Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Johnson loved sewing and reading. She will be dearly missed by friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey L. Johnson. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Walter Smith of Atlanta; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Wilson "Woody" and Virginia Watkins of Atlanta and Pearson "Charlie" Watkins of Nash; one granddaughter, Lee Ann Holcomb, and husband Wayne of Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren, David Holcomb and Joshua Holcomb. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfunalservice.com. (pd)

Michael "Mickey" Turner Sept 29, 1954 - April 4, 2006

Funeral services for Michael "Mickey" Turner, 5l, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Mary P. Brown Sept 1, 1924 - April 20, 2006

Graveside services for Mary P. Brown, 81, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at Beech Creek Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Mrs. Brown was born is Cass County and was a member of the Queen City Methodist Church. She was associated was the Queen City VFW and worked as a telegraph operator many ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Brown. Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Barnwell of Queen City; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Phyllis Powell of Texarkana; one sister, Ruby Powell of Bloomburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)

Reece Foreman Feb 19, 1986 - April 23, 2006

Funeral services for Reece Foreman, 20, of Linden are being held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Reeder-Davis Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, April 29th, 2006

 

Frances Irene Killen Sept 22, 1923 - April 21, 2006

Frances Irene Killen, 82, passed away Friday, April 21 in Wichita Falls. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24 at the Owens and Brumley Chapel with Victor Jeremiah Heydt officiating. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Owens and Brumley Funeral Home at Wichita Falls. Frances was born Sept. 22, 1923 in Atlanta to Homer Elbert and Willie Geraldine Jackson. She married Floyd Lincoln Killen Sr. on May 29, 1948 in Shreveport, La. She was the former director of nursing of Wichita General School of Nursing, the former director of the WFISD School of Vocational Nursing, and the Wichita General Consultant of Patient Care Services. Frances was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a loving wife, mother and friend of many. She was a missed by all who loved her. Frances is survived is survived by a daughter, Cecil Kincaid and husband, Douglas of Bellville, Texas; a son, Floyd L. Killen of Wichita Falls; and a sister, Dora Alice Jackson of Atlanta, Texas. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice of Wichita Falls. (pd)

Bobbie G. Mills Anderson Jan 27, 1931 - April 26, 2006

Funeral services for Bobbie G. Mills Anderson, 75, of Queen City are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at First Baptist Church of Queen City with Bro. Mike Lovely officiating. Interment will followed in Queen City Cemetery under the director of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Anderson went to be with the Lord of Wednesday, April 26. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Queen City of a was member of the Enon Voluntary Church Builders. Mrs. Anderson loved to sew, go to garage sales of gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cora Mills; and grandson, Weldon Williams and James Maxwell. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, the Rev. Joe W. Anderson at Queen City; two sons, Sammy Anderson of Siera Vista, Ariz., and Geary Anderson of Queen City; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Gary Maxwell of Bivins; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Janie Henderson of Irving and Neva and Tom Anderson of Haltom City; five grandchildren, Melonie, Scotty, Brooks, and Jody Anderson and Sheila Maxwell-West; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Connie "Elza" Sommerville of Clarksville; and multitude of nieces and nephews. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Sammie Carlton Warren Oct 31, 1915 - April 25, 2006

Sammie Carlton Warren, 90, of Atlanta died Tuesday, April 25. Arrangements were handled by Hanner Funeral Service with the Sulphur Springs Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Warren was born at Athens and was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. She was a preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Warren; and her two sisters, Fannie Carlton and Carolyn McCombs. Survivors include two stepsons, Joe Warren of Dallas and Bill Warrens of Wichita Falls; three great-nieces and nephews, Tracy Elle Oller of Gilmer, Quint Ellis of Hawkins of Nina McCombs Hix of Shreveport, La.; eight great-greatnieces and nephews; and one great-great-great-nephew. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Henry Ellie Bowman Jr. March 18, 1952 - April 23, 2006

Funeral services for Henry Ellis Bowman Jr., 54, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Hershel "Red" Little Nov 2, 1927 - April 25, 2006

Funeral services for Hershel "Red" Little, 78, of McLeod are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at McLeod Tabernacle Church with the Rev. J.P. Story officiating. Interment will follow in Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Little was born in McLeod and was a member of McLeod Tabernacle Church. He lived in McLeod most of life and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 491 in Kildare and was a contract welder. He was a preceded in death by his wife, Grace Marcelle Little, and a son, Ronald Dale Little. Survivors include wife, Darlene Little of McLeod; two daughters, Loretta Milam and Kathy McKnight, both of McLeod; four grandchildren, Latriscia Thompson, Janice Sherman, Billy McKnight and Matthew Milam; and six great-grandchildren. The guest book may be signed on0line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Forrest Allen Mauldin Sept 22, 1922 - April 27, 2006

Graveside services for Forrest Allen Mauldin, 83, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28 at Smyrna Cemetery with Bro. George Wormington officiating Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mr. Mauldin was born in Cass County of Forrest "Bud" and Juddie Maudlin. He was a veteran of World War II. Bro. Mauldin was a called to preach of May 7, 1961. He served as a pastor for 22 years. He was a member of Long Bridge Road Road Baptist Church and enjoyed writing poetry and working crossword puzzles. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; Murray, Bluford, and Gene Mauldin; and one sister, Irma Dee Trumble. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Mauldin of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Phyllis Mauldin of Atlanta; two grandsons, Luke and Caleb Mauldin; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Becky Stanley of Longview and Nell and Howard Fory of Longview. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Elizabeth Blanton April 21, 1922 - April 25, 2006

Elizabeth Blanton, 84, of Paris, formerly of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 25 while at Paris Regional Medical Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home scheduled graveside services for 10 a.m. Friday, April 28 at Bethsaida Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Randall Scott officiating. Mrs. Blanton, the daughter of Sam and Vera Beatrice Ray Tolleson, was born April 21, 1922 in Bivins. On Feb. 9, 1946, she married Reginald L. Blanton, building 51 years of family and memories before his death on Dec. 7, 1997. Two sisters, Fay Quinn and Wanda Williams, also preceded her in death. She attended Westside Baptist Church of Atlanta where she taught Sunday school in many departments prior to her moving to Paris when she joined Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Deanna Manning and husband Richard of Paris; granddaughter, Cescily Abbott and husband Shawn of Magnolia; grandson, Rick Manning and wife Cherie of College Station, five great-grandchildren, Alan Abbott, Carina Abbott, Brynne Manning, Dara Manning and Aaron Manning; a sister, Maxine Quinn of Queen City; and numerous nieces and nephews. To leave a message on tribute for the family, please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com and select the guest book icon. (pd.)

Troyce Hancock Jan 29, 1933 - April 25, 2006

Funeral services for Troyce Hancock, 73, of Marietta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28. Arrangements were handled by Hanner Funeral Service.

May

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Rosemary Glass Alexander Dec 24, 1915 - April 15, 2006

Rosemary Glass Alexander went home to heaven on April 15, 2006. Born in Bloomburg on Dec. 24, 1915, to Vernon and Rosalie Price Glass, she live a happy life growing up on the family farm. She graduated with honors from Texas A&M at Commerce in 1936. While in collage, she was president of Sweetheart of Tooanoowa and voted Queen of May. In 1938, Rosemary married Herbert Alexander. They settled in Corpus Christi several years later opening up Alexander-Glass Agency in conjunction with her brother Vernon Glass Jr. and his wife, Mary. When World War II broke out, Herbert was stationed in San Antonio at Kelly Air Force Base. Rosemary worked with her brother, Vernon, to keep the Alexander-Glass Agency a growing business. The couple had two daughters, Rosalie and Dona. The Alexanders and Glasses were evertually joined in Corpus Christi by Rosemary's brother Weldon and his family as well as her mother. For several years, they all lived on the same block while her daughters were growing up. Rosemary was a Regent of the DAR, member of Daughters of America Colonists, president of the Women of the First Presbyterian Church and active in numerous community organizations. Several years after Herbert died in 1990, Rosemary moved to San Antonio to be near her family. She become president to the Women of the Alamo Heights Methodist Church, active in her Sunday school class and monthly cooking in the church kitchen for the "Lunch Bunch." She loved her years in San Antonio and the many close friends she made there. Rosemary felt most fortunate to have six nieces and nephews with whom she had a very special bond. To them she was always "Auntie." They stayed in close touch and were always a source of comfort, support, and pride. She also shared a close relationship with grandsons Reed Runnels, and Alexander and Max Schenker. She said her family was "the most precious people in the world to me." Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Vernon Sr. and Weldon; nephew, Vernon Jr., who the family called "Son." Her devoted husband, Herbert, is already on heaven also. She is survived by daughters Rosalie Peters and husband Weldon; Dona Schenker and husband, Cecil; grandsons, Reed Runnels, Alexander and Max Schnecker. Nephews and nieces include Bill Glass and wife, Mavis; Marilyn Glass, Linda Horn and husband, Mike; Shep Glass and wife, Penny, Phil Glass, Mindy Pigman and husband, Harry. She was a great-aunt to Diana Thibodeaux and husband, Bill, Lindy Gohmert and husband, Rick, Patti Dean and husband, Grant, Billy Glass and wife, Laura, Bobby Glass and wife, Angela, Mindy McEachern and husband, Mike, George Horn and wife, Honey, Robert Horn and wife, Krista and their children. Also, the Austin Glass, Zocia and Isabel Pigman. Her extended family included many valued cousins, many still living in the Atlanta area. She also remained close to her sister-in-law, Jane Glass, and Herbert's sister, Peggy Alexander Cheaney. She was an inspiring friend, the most trustworthy of confidants, and a faithful Christian. Rosemary believed the "women cannot be too independent." It was the combination of qualities and beliefs the made her an inspiration to young and old. She always showed love to everyone. A family memorial service was held on Saturday, April 22 at the First Methodist Church in Corpus Christi. Entombment was at the Seaside Mausoleum in Corpus Christi. If desired, memorial fits can be made to Bill Glass Prison Ministries, P.O. Box 761101, Dallas, Texas 75376. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.porterloring.com. (pd.)

Jerry Wayne Kirby Nov 2, 1945 - April 16, 2006

Jerry Wayne Kirby of Atlanta left this life on April 16 in his home while holding hands with his wife and into the arms of his mother, Louise Engling Kirby and father, Harold Kirby, who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Janet Kirby and Atlanta; three daughters and their husbands, Tracy and Albert Porras of San Angelo, Tanya and Brian Thornberg of McKinney and Terri and Todd Woolf of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepson and his wife, Jonathan and Lisa Kringen of Junction City, Kans.; seven grandchildren, two granddaughter, Chynna and McKenzie, three grandsons, Dakota Kai, Sky Louis and Kirby Wright, all of San Angelo, grandson Connor of McKinney, step-granddaughter Claire of Junction City, Kans.; former wife and mother of his three daughters, Carolyn Kirby of San Angelo; mother- and sister-in-law, Dorothy Owen and Rose Casey, respectively, both of Atlanta; best friend and hunting and fishing buddy of over 30 years, Butch Caton of Abilene; special friends and classmates, Pete and Freda Pounds of Fort Davis; and his favorite cousin Lisa Simon and has husband Joe of Fort Worth. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Kirby served 21 years in the Air Force for 1966 to 1987, retiring with the rank of master sergeant, He graduated from Monahans High School in 1964 and from Angelo State University in 1996 with a degree in history. He was a Boy Scout of 15 years and actively served as a volunteer of the Girl Scouts for 27 years. Mr. Kirby was an athlete all his life. He played football and baseball in high school and softball whole in the Air Force and was on the USAF European Championship Team in 1979 and first baseman. He refereed high school football and basketball for many years. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Braves. Mr. Kirby was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6869 in Linden. Mr. Kirby survived cancer and surgical removal of the lamyx in 1998. He availed himself to speech therapy students at Overton Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport, La., as a learning tool. He was honored on several occasions when asked to speak before upcoming-and-coming ear, nose and throat students doctors at LSU Medical University to Shreveport lectures were well received by standing-room-only students and doctors at the university. Prior in the year 2000, Mr. Kirby also lectured at Abilene Christian University in Shreveport and Texas A&M at Canyon. Whether in a restaurant, the local Wal-Mart. or at the hospital, children were drawn to the man with the "funny voice" which sounded like Darth Vader of Star Wars when speaking with the mechanical servox. He always took these times as a teaching opportunity to let them play with his "voice" and to tell them not to smoke or use other tobacco products as he had. He was known to most as the man with the quirky saying
"Life is supposed to be fun and my fun meter's not pegged out yet" and to few with saying "If you mess with the bull, expect to get his horns." Mr. Kirby moved to Atlanta in1999 with his wife and began sculpting the lend around their home, planting over 50 trees and 150 rose bushes. A romantic, he brought flowers to be very every Saturday in celebration of the day they wed. He will be remembered and missed by many for his humorous outlook on life, the sparkling mischievousness in his eyes and those whose lives he touched in countless was as a husband, father, grandfather, best friend, teammate and teacher. Memorial services are being held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 and are being handled by Hanner Funeral Home of Atlanta. (pd.)

Peter VanBergh April 3, 1930 - May 1, 2006

Funeral services for Peter VanBergh, 75, of Atlanta are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 4 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Mr. Bobby Allday officiating. Interment followed at Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. VanBergh was born in Rochester, N.Y. He was a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club where he was a past president, served on the board of directors, and as treasurer. He also was a member of the Texas Silver Haired Legislature and a volunteer for SCORE. Survivors include his wife, Marianna VanBergh of Atlanta; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mark VanBergh of Washington, D.C., and Jim and Agnieszka VanBergh of Warsaw, Poland; one grandson, Jacob VanBergh of Warsaw, Poland; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Anita VanBergh of Bocca Raton, Fla.; and one brother-in-law, Jack Allday and wife Sharlene of Dallas. Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation, P.O.Box 1050, Atlanta, Texas 75551 or the Atlanta Public Library, 101 West Hiram St., Atlanta, Texas 75551. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Avice Richards Nov 27, 1941 - April 29, 2005

Funeral services for Avice Richards, 64, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. Hanner Funeral Service will handle the arrangements. Mrs. Richards is survived by step-father, Bill Waddill of Atlanta; one son, Mike Richards and wife Brenda of Queen City; two daughters, Cindi Bolt and Kelley of Queen City and Pam Wood and husband, Greg, of Atlanta; one sister, Dorcas Stuckey of Genoa, Ark.; nine grandchildren; David Welch, of Queen Bolt of Sulphur Springs, Kelli Bolt and fiance, David Welch of Queen City, Kari Richards of Queen City, Jonathan Richards of Queen City, Kason Wood of Atlanta, Lexi Wood of Atlanta, Emily Richards of Queen City, Cydnee Wood of Atlanta and Kade Wood of Atlanta; and special companion, Bailey. Mrs. Richards was a member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta and was office manager for the Country Stores at 16 years. (pd.)

Sylvanus N. "Dinks" Pugh Feb 21, 1925 - April 28, 2006

Funeral service for Sylvanus N. "Dinks" Pugh, 81, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Essie Talton Oct 30, 1922 - April 29, 2006

Funeral services for Essie Talton, 83, of Douglassville are pending. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home was handle the arrangements.

May

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Avice Richards Nov. 27, 1941 - April 29, 2006

Funeral services for Avice Richards, 64, of Atlanta were held at 2 Wednesday, May 3 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. T.J. Bolt officiating. Interment followers in Anticoch Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Richards was born in Louisiana and was a the member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta for many years. She was the office manager for the County Stores for 16 years. She was preceded in death be her parents, H.B. "Buddy" Dean and Quida Dean Waddill. Survivors include her stepfather, Bill Waddill of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Brenda Richards of Queen City; two daughters and one son-in-law, Cindi Bolt-Kelley of Queen City and Pam and Greg Wood of Atlanta; one sister, Dorcas Stuckey of Dyerburg, Tenn.; one special cousin, Sheila Lavender of Genoa, Ark.; one special companion, Bailey; and nine grandchildren, David Bolt of Sulphur Springs, Kelli Bolt and fiance, David Welch, of Queen City, Kaci Richards of Queen City, Panathan Rcihards of Queen City, Kason Wood of Atlanta, Lexi Wood of Atlanta, Emily Richards of Queen City, Cydnee Wood of Atlanta and Kade Wood of Atlanta. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

William Garland Floyd Feb 28, 1921 - May 2, 2006

Funeral services for William Garland Floyd, 85, of Daingerfield were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Von Allen Davis March 5, 1928 - May 4, 2006

Funeral services for Von Allen Davis, 78, of Doddridge, Ark., were held at 10a.m. Saturday, May 6 at Hanner Funeral Home with the Bro. Gary O'Day officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Doddridge, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Von Davis went to be our Lord and Savior on May 4. He was born March 5, 1928 to Mary Jane Stewart-Davis and Jessie Davis. He was self-employed for 40 self-employed for 40 years and retired form the timber business. His hobbies were small engine repair and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Hazel Davis; one son, Clay Allen Davis Doddridge, Ark.; one duaghter and son-in-law, Kathy Lynn and Johnny Sturdiviant of Avery; two granddaughters, Mary Sellick of Gorham, Maine, and Jackie Dean Harper of Avery; two grandsons, T.J. Shirley of Sebago Lake, Maine, and Robert Von Givinn of Avery; one sister, Emma Sullivan of Doddridge, Ark.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Shirley Davis of McLeod. Von's family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tim O'Kelley and the staff at Atlanta Memorial Hospital for the loving care they gave him. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Lewis Endsley April 14, 1925 - May 6, 2006

Funeral services for Lewis Endsley, 81, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9 at First United Methodist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Interment followed in Pinecrest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Endsley was born in Doddridge, Ark., and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta. He was a former president of the Indian Hills Country Club and co-founder of the Atlanta Baseball Association. Mr. Endsley was a avid golfer. He will be dearly missed by family of friends. Survivors include his wife, Marcia Endsley; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Roxanne Endsley of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mitch Watkins of Atlanta; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Aline and J.D. Taylor of Atlanta and Geniece Glass of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Jessica Davis, Jason Endsley, Amanda Watkins and Hunter Watkins; and one great-grandchild, Sydni Brooke Davis. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Mildred Dudley Biddy May 30, 1916 - May 4, 2006

Graveside services for Mildred Dudley Biddy, 89, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 8. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Gregorio Martinez Feb. 24, 2004 - May 5, 2006

Graveside services for Gregorio Martinez, 2, of Pittsburg were held of 2 p.m. Monday, May 8. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Charles "Charlie" Bullard June 17, 1922 - May 4, 2006

Funeral services for Charles "Charlie" Bullard, 83, of Daingerfield were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Roy Don Wood Feb. 28, 1947 - May 9, 2006

Memorial services for Roy Don Wood, 59, of Atlanta are being held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 15 at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Dee Cruson officiating. Interment will follow in Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Sulphur Springs under the direction Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Wood was born in McKinney and was a member of Thomas Street Baptist Church. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation after 21 years of service and was a member of the Masons. Mr. Wood loved to fish. He was preceded in death by the, T.J. Wood and Winnie Wood. Survivors includes his wife, Virginia Wood; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Pam Wood of Atlanta; one stepson, Marcus Sherman of Escambia County, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Stacie Lawrence and husband Greg of Bloomburg and Melody Thurmond and husband E.G. of Seffner, Fla.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Thomas Street Baptist Church Building Fund. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Joe Tom Crowe Oct. 16, 1942 - May 8, 2006

Funeral services for Joe Tom Crowe, 63, of Jefferson were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in the Haggard-Heaster Chapel in Jefferson with the Rev. Jim Durham officiating. Interment followed in Moseley Cemetery in Smithland under the direction of Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home. Mr. Crowe was born in Alabama to Iva Bell Anderson Crowe and Charles C. Crowe. He was a graduate of East Texas Baptist and received his master's degree form Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a teacher in the Marshall Publish Schools for a number of years. He had served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Jefferson. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Matthew and Tracy Crowe of Little Elm and Samuel Steed and Janna Crowe of Kennard; one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Anne and James Phillips of Jefferson; one sister, Sara Hernandez of Jefferson; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Judy Crowe and Hixson, Tenn.; one niece, Toni Cox and husband Ronnie of Jefferson; and four grandchildren, Emilee and Jacy Crowe of Little Elm, Bethany Crowe of Kennard and Lacy Phillips of Jefferson. (pd)

Cassie M. Walker June 15, 1914 - May 9, 2006

Funeral services for Cassie M. Walker, 91, of Linden are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Lila Mae Thomas Feb. 19, 1936 - May 8, 2006

Funeral services for Lila Mae Thomas, 70, of Maud were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 11. Bates-Rolf Funeral Home of New Boston handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Allison "A.P." Martin Sr. March 20, 1925 - May 11, 2006

Graveside services for Allison "A.P." Martin Sr., 81, of Rodessa, La., were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 15. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Ina B. Hilliard March 21, 1939 - May 13, 2006

Graveside services for Ina B. Hilliard, 67, of Queen City were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. May 16. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Donna Ann Jones Clark Sept. 16, 1964 - May 15, 2006

Donna Ann Jones Clark, 41, of Gladstone, Mo., granddaughter of Eula Bell Barnwell McCowan, Passed away May 15 at North Kansas City Hospital. Donna was born Sept. 16, 1964 in Texarkana, Ark. She was a central services for North Kansas City Hospital where she worked for 23 years. Donna enjoyed Bingo, movies, garage sales, and auctions. She was always cheerful, doted on her nieces and nephews, and was always willing to help any of her family or friends that asked anything of her. She leaves her son, Nicholas Clark; her parents, Sara and Fred Wilken; three sisters, Susan Hooper, Mary Marin and Elane DiMascio; her brother, Christopher Wilken; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dee Glossip. Donna was a preceded in death by her father, John L. Jones; and two brothers, David Wilken and William Lee McGonigal Jr. Graveside services for Mrs. Clark will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at Queen City Cemetery in Queen City. (pd)

Iris Julia Stokes Oct. 17, 1923 - May 16, 2006

Graveside services for Iris Julia Stokes, 82, of Douglassville were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Rachel Evelyn Stephens March 22, 1923 - May 15, 2006

A memorial services for Rachel Evelyn Stephens, 83, of Avinger will be held at a later date. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ken Parker Feb. 24, 1947 - May 19, 2006

Funeral services for Ken Parker, 59, of Douglassville were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 22 at Hanner Funeral Home in Atlanta with Bro. James Knight officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Parker was born in Galena Park and was a member Union Chapel Methodist Church in Douglassville. He was well thought of the loved by many. Survivors include her wife, Jeanne Parker of Douglassville; three sons and two daughters-in-laws, Scott David and Jamey Parker of Carrollton, Clay Andrew and Kelli Parker of Carrollton, and Adam Wade Parker of Dallas; one sister, Rebecca Ann Hampton of Douglassville; three grandchildren, Mason, Jack and Gillian Parker Parker of Carrollton; and a nephew, Logan Wade Hampton and Katie Rae Hampton of Douglassville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Douglassville Fire Department of P.O. Box 39, Douglassville, Texas 75560. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Roy Don Wood Feb. 28, 1947 - May 9, 2006

Memorial services for Roy Don Wood, 59, at Atlanta were held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 15 at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Dee Cruson officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mr. Wood was born in McKinney and was a member of Thomas Street Baptist Church. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation after 21 years of service and was a member of the Masons. Mr. Wood loved to fish. He was preceded in death by the parents, T. J. Wood and Winnie Wood. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Wood; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Pam Wood of Atlanta; one stepson, Marcus Sherman of Escambia County, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Stacie Lawrence and husband Greg of Bloomburg and Melody Thurmond and husband E. G. of Seffner, Fla.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Thomas Street Baptist Church Building Fund. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hanerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Gerald C. "Jerry" McNiel Sept. 10, 1933 - May 21, 2006

Funeral services for Gerald C. "Jerry" McNiel, 72, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sharon K. Robinson Dec. 27, 1945 - May 21, 2006

Funeral services for Sharon Robinson, 60, of Ore City are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements.

S. L. Lawson Oct. 15, 1926 - May 15, 2006

Funeral services for S. L. Lawson, 79, of Atlanta were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wilbur Young

Funeral arrangements of Wilbur Young, 56, of Bloomburg are pending at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. He passed away at his residence, Thursday, May 18.

Andrew Johnson

Funeral arrangement for Andrew Johnson, 69, of Domino are pending at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. He passed away at his residence, Tuesday, May 16.

Jimmy C. Jones April 9, 1947 - May 21, 2006

Funeral services for Jimmy C. Jones, 59, of Hughes Springs are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24. Reeder-Davis Funeral is handling the arrangements.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

 

June

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Walter Deflay "Flay" Dooley Aug. 28, 1929 - June 11, 2006

Funeral services for Walter Deflay "Flay" Dooley, 76,of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at First Baptist Church in Queen City with the Rev. Mike Lovely and Rev. Joe Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Dooley was born in Cass County went to be with the Lord at June 11. Survivors include with his wife, Betty Hogue Dooley; one son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Patty Dooley of Bloomburg; one daughter and son0in-law, ReJeana and Bryce Squyres of Atlanta; one brother, Chesley Dooley of Jefferson; one sister, Estelle Wagstaff of Texarkana; three grandchildren, Zach Squyres and wife Jennifer Dooley, and Melissa Dumas and husband Bryan; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to FBC Queen City building fund, 206 Marietta St., Queen City, Texas 75572. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Maudie Golden Nov. 15, 1940 - June 6, 2006

Funeral services for Maudie Golden, 65, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Ivy Rea Aycock Alllison March 26, 1925 - June 10, 2006

Funeral services for Ivy Rea Aycock Allison, 81, of Fort Worth are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

J.W. Terry Sept. 7, 1938 - June 11, 2006

Funeral services for J.W. Terry, 67, of Linden are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Jean Simmons June 23, 1955 - June 6, 2006

Funeral services for Jean Simmons, 50, for Avinger are pending Sullivan-Heaster Funeral Home in Marshall. Jean Simmons was born on June 23, 1955 in Atlanta to Mathew Simmons Sr. and Virgie Stiger Simmons. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, J.D. Simmons. Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Twanette Cathey of California, Drienna Cathey and Mark Green of California, and Shanta Cathey of California; one son and daughter-in-law, Richie and Shanelle Cathey and Lake O' the Pines; two sisters, Virgie "Mule" Simmons and Matie B. Simmons; two brothers, Mathews Simmons Jr. and Mc'Orthie Stiger; five grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. (pd)

Donnie V. Little June 18, 1937 - June 10, 2006

Funeral services for Donnie V. Little, 68, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at First Baptist Church if Bloomburg with the Rev. Tim Reid officiating. Interment is being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14 at Eureka Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Donnie Little, originally from Corsicana, moved to Bloomburg in 1977. Mrs. Little owned and operated the Jot-Em-Down grocery for 22 years. She previously lived in Dallas where she owned her own business. Had had been a resident Bloomburg for 28 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Bloomburg. She was a be dearly missed. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Shari England of Kaufman; four daughters and one son-in-law, Wanda Sue Wofford of Dallas, Rita Fay Temple of Dallas, Tina Marie and Freddie Kenner of Atlanta, and Linda Kay Walker of Dallas; one brother and sister-in-law, Johnnie and Claudine Mosley of Corsicana; two sisters, Sue Petty of Corsicana and Barbara Joe Jones of Dallas; 19 grandchildren ; and 10 great-grandchildren. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Augusta Fortune

Funeral services for Augusta Fortune, 90, of Palestine are pending at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Fortune died Thursday, June 8 in a Palestine hospital.

July

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Quinton Puckett April 24, 1919 - June 28, 2006

Funeral services for Quinton Puckett, 87, of Atlanta were held a 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 at First United Methodist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Michael Toland and Bobby Allday officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was also a member of the Chancel Choir. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Force having served during World War II. he was a partner with Endsley Grocery. He worked for Mary Mays Realty for 15 ears and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge for almost 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Puckett. Survivors include his son son Dan Puckett of Atlanta and one sister, Tula Denmon of Bloomburg. Guest book may be signed signed by www.Hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

James W. "Bill" Cook March 3, 1933 - June 25, 2006

Funeral services for James W. "Bill" Cook, 73, if Tyler were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, Tyler Memorial Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Lelia Virginia Eaves June 5, 1935 - June 28, 2006

Funeral service for Lelia Virginia Eaves, 71, Queen City, formerly of Linden, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1. Services will be under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.

Lynn White April 29, 1953 - June 28, 2006

Funeral services for Lynn White, 53, of Avinger were held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 30. Services were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Cindy Rachel March 5, 1959 - July 1, 2006

Graveside services for Cindy Rachel, 47, of Douglassville are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 5 at Pine Crest Cemetery with the Rev. Neil Adams officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mrs. Rachel was born in Weatherford and went to be with her Lord of July 1. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Rachel; her mother, Delores Rogers; one daughter and son-in-law, Aprll and Michael Lemmons of Abilene; two brothers, Jeff Wilde of Shreveport, La., and Michael Wilde of Biloxi, Miss.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Daniel Brents of McLeod. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Atlanta Memorial Hospital. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Norman H. "Butch" Gunkel Oct. 15, 1942 - July 2, 2006

Funeral services for Norman H. "Butch" Gunkel, 63, of Daingerfield are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

James McKinney

Funeral services for Norman McKinney, 84, of Avinger are currently pending with Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Mr. McKinney died Sunday, July 2 in a Longview nursign home.

Deborah Wilson Sept 30, 1955 - June 25, 2006

Funeral services for Deborah Wilson, 50, of Ore City were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Vinus Ray Stronman June 11, 1919 - June 30, 2006

Funeral services Virus Ray Stronman, 87, of Avinger will held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 3. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

James E. McKinney Dec. 31, 1921 - July 2, 2006

Funeral services for James E. McKinney, 84, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Faye Logwood Livingston Nov. 13, 1915 - July 7, 2006

Funeral services for Faye Logwood Livingston, 90, of Douglassville were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 at Douglassville United Methodist Church with Rev. John Bingham officiating. Interment followed in the O'Farrell Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Livingston was a member of the Douglasville United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star in Linden and a charter member and first present of the Ladies Auxiliary VFM in Nacogdoches. She served as election judge of Precinct 2 for many years. Mrs. Livingston was preceded in death by her husband, C. W. Livingston. Survivors onclude one daughter, Charleen Granberry and husband David of Douglassville; grandchildren, Carla Dupree and husband Scott of Douglassville and John Granberry and wife Teresa of Columbus, Miss.; two great-grandchildren, Davis Dupree and Allison Granberry. Memories may be made to the Douglassville Methodist Church. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Julia "Tiney" Latham Nov. 28, 1933 - July 8, 2006

Graveside services for Julie "Tiney" Latham, 72, of Lufkin were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Willie R. Thompson July 8, 1935 - July 7, 2006

Graveside services for Willie R. Thompson, 70, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 9. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Eloise Lance Oct. 31, 1912 - July 7, 2006

Funeral services for Eloise Lance, 93, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9 at Smyrna Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Parker and Rev. Dwayne Lemmon officiating. Interment followed in the Smyrna Cemetery under the direction and Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Lance was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church where she was a member of The Ruth Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Lance was preceded in death by the husband, Thomas Douglas Lance; three infant children; step-daughter, Marie Shults; great-grandchildren, Crystal Taylor; two brothers and one sister. Survivors include one son, W. D. Lance and wife Veneda of Atlanta; five step grandchildren , 15 great-grandchildren, 18 step great-grandchildren and 11 step step great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other nieces and nephews. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Amy Feutral April 11, 1958 - July 6, 2006

Funeral services for Amy Feutral, 48, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9 at Hanner Funeral Service Chapel with Rev Brother Rick Blackwood officiating, interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery. Ms. Feutral was born in Shreveport, La. She grew up as an Air Force child and got the travel all over the world. She is preceded in death by her brother, Victor Kurt Poulson. She is preceded her mother, Barbara Poulson; her father, John E. Poulson of Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Anthony Upchurch of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, James Stone of Bloomburg; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Brenda Porter of San Antonio and Neda Stewart and husband, Clyde of Atlanta. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

M. K. "Ken" Holt Aug. 13, 1926 - July 7, 2006

Funeral services for M. K. "Ken" Holt, 79, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 10 at the Atlanta Church of God with the Rev. Chris Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Caddo Parish under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Holt was a member of the Atlanta Church of God. He was a life-long grocer and owned and operated Holt's Grocery in Atlanta for many years. He also worked as a security guard for International Paper and a greater for Wal-Mart in his later years. He was a former Gidson and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the first Cavalry during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Frances D. Holt of Atlanta; two sons, K. Paul Holt and wife, Donna Miller of Waco and Alex Holt of Atlanta; one grandchild, Alex Holt, Jr. of Atlanta. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Wesley Blair July 21, 1959 - July 10, 2006

Funeral services for Wesley Blair, 46, of Huffines were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 13 at Huffines Baptist Church will Bro. Dee Cruson officiating. Interment followed in Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Blair was born in Atlanta and went to be with the Lord on July 10. He enjoyed four wheeling, hunting and fishing. Mr. Blair loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and family. He touched the lives of so many and he will be many and he will be dearly missed by family and friends. The family is blessed by the many special memories. Survivors include his wife, Shane Blair; his mother, Mary Ann Busbee; one son daughter-in-law, Brandon and Alley Blair of Huffines; one daughter, Heather Blair Farmer of Huffines; two brothers, Steven Clyde Blair and wife Jill of Knightdale, N.C., and Michael Wayne Blair and fiance Diane of Princeton; one sister, Brenda Gail Barlow of Vivian, La.; and four grandchildren, Brianna and Trenton Farmer, and Braylon and Ayden and Blair. He was a very special son-in-law of Tommy and Peggy Thomas. Survivors also include three very special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen and Lupe Navarro, Sharon and Jeff Foster, and Lisha and Lance Morgan. Mr. Blair is also survived by very special nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as a special adopted son, Will La Duke and his family, and numerous other special children. The guest book may be signed on0line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Tim Havard Oct. 4, 1970 - July 11, 2006

Funeral services for Tim Havard, 35, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Nora Allen Jan 9, 1914 - July 12, 2006

Funeral services for Nora Allen, 92, of Longview, formerly of Hughes Springs, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jul 14. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Norma L. Edney May 23, 1914 - July 8, 2006

Funeral services for Norma L. Edney, 92, of Naples are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Mildred "Granny" Golden Feb. 1, 1915 - July 12, 2006

Funeral services for Mildred "Granny" Golden, 91, of Hughes Springs and being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Betty Draper Randolph Sept. 5, 1926 - July 16, 2006

Graveside services for Betty Draper Randolph, 79, of Atlanta are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 20 at the Queen City Cemetery with Roy Edwards officiating. Visitation being held form 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday. July 19 at Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Randolph was born in Blalock and was a member of the Queen City Methodist Church. She and her husband, Douglass A. Randolph, were married for 58 wonderful years. She was be deeply missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one granddaughter, Jill Stepp. Survivors include her husband, Douglas A. Randolph; twp daughters and sons-in-law, Meloyne and Ace Stepp and Texarkana, and Daphnye and Ron Kerr of Texarkana, Ark; one sister, Norene Bates of DeKalb; and two grandchildren, Clint and Tyler Kerr, both of Texarkana, Ark. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Jerry Smith, Bill Smith, Robby Bates, Sonny McCasland, Donnie Plum and Richard Hanes. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Queen City Cemetery Fundy. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Hollis Washington May 24, 1924 - July 15, 2006

Graveside services for Hollis Washington, 82, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 17. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Roberta M. Gray Nov. 18, 1937 - July 18, 2006

Roberta M. Gray, 66, of Atlanta died July18 in a local hospital. Mrs. Gray was born Nov. 18, 1937 in Battle Creek, Mich. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Elmer "Bud" Gray of Atlanta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ryan and Sandy Gray of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Kevin and Debbie Gray of Kaufman; three daughters and one son-in-law, Teri Palucho of Atlanta, Kathi Black of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Kelly and John Everett of Atlanta; four brothers, Donald Hill, Lloyd Montgomery, Tom Montgomery and Allen Montgomery; one sisters, Joan Imes; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chrons Disease Research. Family and friends may sent tributes to www.mem.com.

Henry Hunt Jan 21, 1949 - July 19, 2006

Funeral services for Henry Hunt, 57, of McLeod will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nellvin Craft officiating. Interment will follow is Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation is being held form 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at Hanner Funeral Home. Mr. Hunt will be with his Lord on July 19. He loved gardening and working on Cars. He will be dearly missed by family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Sue Hunt; two sons and one daughter-in-law, William Jr. and Kay Hunt of Houston and Ambro Hunt of Houston; Two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Alex Hernandez of McLeod and Ruth Hunt and Joe Garsee and McLeod; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Martin and Sharon Hunt of Smithland, Johnny Hunt of McLeod, Charles and Linda Hunt of Hillsboro, and Larry Doughtery of Springhill, La.; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and David Hodkiss of Sarepta, La.; 14 grandchildren, Alex, Mellissa and Angelica Hernandez, Troy, Windy, and Kristen Hunt, Andrew, Nicholas and Savanna Hunt, and Rudy, Nancy, Synn, Joebill and Cyrus Garsee; four sisters-in-law, Ruth Culverson and husband Larry of Lancaster, Calif., Francis Carson of Lancaster, Calif., Sandra Friend and husband Frank of Houston; six brothers-in-law, David Friend of Houston, Robert Friend and wife Barbara of Houston, Butch Friend of Houston, Mitchell Maness of Hattiesberg, Mo., Mark Maness of Houston, and Mathew Maness of Lancaster, Calif. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd)

E. Lee Self

E. Lee Self, 79, of Beaumont died July 18 at his home. He was born in Pleasant Hill, La., to Floyd and Maudie Self and has been a resident of the area since 1959. Lee graduated from Northwestern State College in 1950 with a B. A. in music and taught six years in Arcadia, La., then returned in NSC in Natchitoches, La., where he earned his Ph.D. in 1959. He came to Beaumont and spent 32 spent years at Lamar University in the education department. During his time at Lamar, he was active in many professional organizations and wifely known and respected. Throughout his total of 38 years of teaching, he touched the lives of many young people. Lee was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War III aboard and PCE boat (Patrol Cruiser Escort) in the Pacific. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alma Thomas Self; sisters-in-law, Margaret Thomas Bottoms and Gay Thomas McAlister; three nieces; one nephews; and others relatives and friends. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Herbert and Earl Self. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 21 at Broussard's wife the Rev. Robert Besser and the Rev. Bill Armstrong presiding. Cremation arrangements were handled under the direction of Broussard's. In lieu of flowers, those so desiring may send contributions the his church, Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713. (pd)

Helen Marie Coffey June 20, 1955 - July 14, 2006

Funeral services for Helen Marie Coffey, 51, of Naples are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, July 28, 2006

James Mynhier Stingley March 6, 1930 - July 20, 2006


Services for James Mynhier Stingley, 76, of Atlanta were held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Texarkana. Stingley died Thursday, July 20 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born March 6, 1930 in Avery to Bertha Mynhier and H. Ford Stingley. He graduated from Texas High in Texarkana, Paris Junior College and East Texas State University. He was a junior high principal and special education administrator for the Atlanta Independent School District until his retirement. He was avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. He is survived by his wife 51 years, Rudy Duren Stingley; and daughter, Alisia Stingley of Shreveport, La.; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Valli Stingley of Rusk; two grandsons, Jimmy and Vilay Stingley of Rusk; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Nina Goldman of Little Rock, Ark., and Becky and Doug Johnson of Tyler; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastern Cass County Retired School Employee Association or a charity of choice. (pd)


Letha Kennedy Hall Oct. &, 1926 - July 20, 2006


Funeral services for Letha Kennedy Hall, 80, of Linden were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Helen Corzine Feb. 17, 1920 - July 22, 2006


Graveside services for Helen Corzine, 86, of Queen City were held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 24. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.


Jack B. Pederson Dec. 5, 1928 - July 23, 2006


Funeral services for Jack B. Pederson, 77, of Hughes Springs are held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Sunday, July 30, 2006


Glenda Caver Sept. 27, 1929 - July 25, 2006


Funeral services for Glenda Caver, 76, of Atlanta were held of 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27 at First Baptist Chrch of Atlanta with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Caver was born in Smackover, Ark., and was a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta where she was a member of the Bethal Sunday school class. She was a charter member of the Atlanta Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, service over 5,000 volunteer hours. Survivors include her husband, Harold "Budda" Caver of Atlanta; three sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Susan Caver of Atlanta, Steven and Jann Caver of Keller, and Tom and Donna Caver of Atlanta; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Shirley Alford of Longview; seven grandchildren, Scott Caver, Amy Gosset, Chris Caver, Kelly Gaver, Callie Spivey, Sam Caver and Simon Caver; the four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)


Margaret Williams June 30, 1954 - July 22, 2006


Funeral services for Margaret Williams, 52, of Omaha were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 28. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Floy Nell Lebaron Feb. 2, 1926 - July 25, 2006


Memorial services for Floy Nell LeBaron, 80, of Jefferson will be announced at a later date. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


August

Wednesday, August 2md, 2006

 

Mark "Budda" Thorp March 9, 1987 - July 26, 2006


Funeral services for Mark "Budda" Thorp, 19, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30, with graveside services being held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 31. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Sallie Marie Little McCreedy Jan. 30, 1915 - July 28, 2006


Funeral services for Sallie Marie Little McCreedy, 91, of Doddridge, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.


Christene Chanel


Funeral arrangements for Christene Chanel, 61, of Atlanta are pending at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Christene passed away at her resdients on Thursday, July 27.


Sunday, August 6, 2006


Martha Turnage April 5, 1931 - Aug. 3, 2006


Funeral services for Martha Turnage, 75, of Queen City are being held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 with the Rev. Mile Lovely officiating. Interment will follow in Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation is being held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Hanner Funeral Home. Mrs. Turnage was born in Mount Pleasant and went to be with the Lord on Aug. 3. She was be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Velma Hanks; and one granddaughter, Casey Davis. Survivors include her hsuband, Jake Turnage; her mother, Bernice Garisson; two daugthers amd sons-in-law, Donna and Jack Davis of Queen City and Debra and Randal Nolan Stanley of Bloomburg; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Sonny and Linda Garrison of Waskom and William Garrison of Jefferson; one brother-in-law, John Turnage, and wife Carolyn of Wasilla, Alaska; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The guest book may be signed at www/hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)


Erma Louise Williams July 21, 1929 - Aug. 1, 2006

Funeral serivices for Erma Lousie Williams, 77, of Avinger were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Kevin Reed Dodd Feb. 24, 1956 - Aug. 2, 2006


Memorial services of Kevin Reed Dodd, 50, of Daingerfield willl be held at a later date. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home will handled the arrangments.


Wednesday, August 9, 2006


April Leigh-Ann Allen May 2, 1985 - Aug. 3, 2006


Funeral services for April Leigh-Ann Allen, 21, of Atlanta will at held at noon on Friday, Aug. 11 at Hendrix Temple Church of God in Christ with Bishop C. David Willis officiating. Interment will folllow in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The viewing will be held from 11 a.m. at Hendrix Temple COGIC and the wake will be held from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be closed casket. Miss Allen was born in Atlanta and will a member of Hendrix Temple of God in Christ. She was a nursing student and was employed at McDonald's. Survivors include her parents, Willie and Norma Allen; one brother, Jason Allen and wife Eleashia of Atlanta; one niece, Erica Allen of Atlanta; a special friend, Javon Jones; and host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, as we as her church family.


George Bates Feb 29, 1936 - Aug. 3, 2006


George Bates, 70, of Queen City passed away Aug. 3. He was a Navy veteran and worked for many years overseas for Brown and Root before returning the the United States of work for Red River Army Depot. He employed working crossword puzzles, playing cards on the computer and watching FOX News. Mr. Bates is survilved by his wife, Audrey Bates of Queen City; his mother, Alta Mashburn of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, Michael Bates and wife, Cassey, of Fort Dodge, Iowa; one daughter, Michelle Bates of New Hampshire; three sisters, Yvonne Dodds and husband Lavone, Elta Lea Dodds and husband Luther, and Alma Robinson and husband Steve, all of Tulsa, Okla.; four stepsons, Ronald Blake, Gary Blake, David Blake and Scott Blake, two step-daughters, Lisa Blake and Karen Mann; one step-brother, Jay Mashburn and wife, Mavis of Broken Bow, Okla.; ad three grandchildren. (pd)


Larry Eugene Van Huss June 6, 1940 - July 30, 2006


A memorial service for Larry Eugene Van Huss, 66, of DeSoto will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug 12 at the Friendship Cemetery located an FM 161, 6 miles north of Hughes Springs. He is survived by his brother, Dwaine Van Huss of Hughes Springs. Family and friends are welcome to come celebrate Larry's life at the service. (pd)


Edna Edwards Jan. 31, 1912 - Aug. 5, 2006


Funeral services for Edna Edwards, 94, of Queen City will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Hanner Funeral Service will handle the arrangements.


Christine Ann Benjamin Rudinger Aug. 31, 1951 - Aug. 4, 2006


Funeral services for Christine Ann Benjamin Rudinger, 54, of Avinger will be held at a later date. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangments.


Martha Turnage April 5, 1931 - April 3, 2006


Funeral services for Martha Turnage, 75, of Queen City were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.


Sunday, August 13, 2006


Edna Mahaffey Dec. 18, 1921 - Aug. 9, 2006


Graveside services for Edna Mahaffey, 84, of Bivins were held at 10 a.m. at Bethsaida Cemetery in Bivins with Russell Shires officiating. She was a member of Bethsaida Y Baptist Church and manager of the Atlanta Elementary School cafeteria for 15 years. She was a dearly missed by all who loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Nahaffey, her son Steve Mahaffey, one grandson Lynn Smith, and one sister, Laverne Carlisle. Survivors included two daughters Nelda Smith of Texarkana and Thana Farmer of Atlanta; one sister and brother-in-law Ervin and Reed Harper and Atlanta; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Morgan of Texarkana, Ark.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. (pd)


D.C. Banks, Jr. July 11, 1927 - Aug. 7, 2006


Funeral services for D.C. Banks, Jr., 79, of Hughes Springs will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of services.


Peggy Braudaway Feb. 15, 1939 - Aug. 7, 2006


Funeral services for Peggy Braudaway, 67, at Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.


Kimberly Yvonne Mike Nov. 27, 1956 - Aug. 5, 2006


Funeral services for Kimberly Yvonne Mike, 47, of Daingerfield will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. will handle the arrangements.


Carla Mae Niblett McCain Dec. 3, 1925 - Aug. 8, 2006


Funeral services for Carla Mae Niblett McCain, 80, of Avinger were held Friday, Aug. 11. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc. handled the arrangements.


Saturday, August 16, 2006

David Kennedy May 16, 1925 - Aug. 12, 2006

Funeral services for David Kennedy, 81, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15af First Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Chris Cowman and David Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Kennedy retired for the Atlanta ISD after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. Survivors include his wife, Anna Beth Kennedy of Atlanta; one son, David Kennedy and wife Shannon of Atlanta; two daughters, Deanne Cowan and husband Chris of Atlanta and Kay Lynn York and husband John of Linden; two sisters, Jerline Kennedy of Atlanta and Mary Symons of Albuquerque, N.M.; and seven grandchildren, Lindsay Cook, Meagan Cook, Kristin Kennedy, Kyle Kennedy, Hillary Cowan, Connor Cowan and Kason Kennedy, all of Atlanta. Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Grade School Friends, P.O.Box 851, Atlanta, Texas 75551 or to the charity of your choice. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Hazel C. Parker April 3, 1915 - Aug. 12, 2006

Funeral services for Hazel C. Parker, 91, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Parker. She is survived by one daughter, Janice Hawthorne of Houston; two grandchildren, Lisa Owens of Houston of Jason Hawthorne and wife, Dawn, of Houston; four great-grandchildren, Lynsey Owens, Kaysey Pwens, Carley Owens and Jason Timothy Hawthorne, all of Houston. The guest book may be signed at www.Hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

John William Johnson Nov. 17, 1923 - Aug. 10, 2006

Private family memorial services will be held at John William Johnson, 82, of Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Carrie Ola King March 11, 1942 - Aug. 8, 2006

Funeral services for Carrie Ola King, 64, of Hughes Springs were held at 3 p.m. Sunday Aug. 13. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sarah Beth Stanford Simms Nov. 15, 1914 - Aug. 8, 2006

Memorial services for Sarah Beth Stanford Simms, 91, of Dandridge, Tenn. were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Lillian Richardson Overstreet Aug. 23, 1912 - Aug. 13, 2006

Graveside services for Lillian Richardson Overstreet, 93, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, August 19, 2006

Bonnie Gean Warren April 26, 1942 - Aug. 16, 2006

Bonnie Gean Warren went to be the Lord on Aug. 16. Bonnie was born in Seminole, Okla., to Robert and Bertha Freeman. She was married was Jerry Mack Warren on Sept. 26, 1966. Bonnie was a member of the O'Farrell Baptist Church in O'Farrell. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce Ann Warren, her parents, one brother and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at O'Farrell Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Ford and the Rev. Richard Swain officiating. Interment will follow in the O'Farrell Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Warren is survived by her husband, Jerry Mack Warren; one daughter, Mindy Gean Warren; one granddaughter, Carrington Warren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Corena Lowe of Wolfe City and Shirley Lowe and her husband Woody of Queen City. She is also survived by a number of nieces of nephews, and family members and friends. (pd)

Justin Lee Sowell Nov. 23, 1985 - Aug. 15, 2006

Funeral services for Justin Lee Sowell, 20, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

No Obituaries

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Leola Betts McWaters Oct. 2, 1912 - Aug. 23, 2006

Graveside services for Leola Betts McWaters, 93, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at O'Farrell Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Colin McWaters Webb, Walter Scott and Gilbert Betts will be officiating. Mrs. McWaters was born Oct. 2, 1912 in Morris County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Laws Chapel Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Order of The Eastern Star Fair Park Lodge Chapter 18 in Shreveport, La. and a member of the Douglassville 42 Club. Special thanks is given to the staff of Golden Villa who so lovingly care for her. Mrs. McWaters was preceded in death in death by her husband, Walter H. McWaters Jr. She is survived by one son, Raymond McWaters and wife Neil of Shreveport, La.; three daughters, Waldene Webb of Bossier City, La., Carolyn Scott and husband James R. of Lubbock and Gail M. Bryant and husband Gary of Shreveport, La.; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. (pd)

Bob Franklin Nov. 10, 1907 - Aug. 21, 2006

Funeral services for Bob Franklin, 98, of Daingerfield were held at 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 24. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sally Beauchamp Feb. 6, 1920 - Aug. 23, 2006

Funeral services for Sally Beauchamp, 86, of Lone Star were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Freddie A. Coleman March 9, 1935 - Aug. 18, 2006

Funeral services for Freddie A. Coleman, 71, of Jefferson will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bertie Clements April 13, 1941 - Aug. 27, 2006

Graveside services for Bertie Clements, 65, at Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Caddo Parish, La. under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. The Rev. Hal Haltom and the Rev. J. W. Crow will officiate. Ms. Clements was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, eight brothers and one grandson. She is survived by three sons, John Brady and wife Michelle of Atlanta, Donald Joe Brady of Atlanta and Philip Brady and girlfriend Angela of Atlanta; one daughter, Bobbie Brady of Atlanta; one brother, William Frazier and wife Naomi of Huffines; three sisters, Lillie Dickerson Bivins, Dolly Poindexter of Vivian and Wavie Lee Davis of Atlanta; two stepsons, Leslie Clements Jr. and wife Rhonda of Atlanta and David Clements of DeRidder, La.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. (pd) The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

Clifford Patterson April 13, 1917 - Aug. 25, 2006

Clifford Patterson, 89, of Atlanta went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 25. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28 at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with the Rev. Billy Dupree officiating. Mr. Patterson was a farmer most of his life. He also worked for the City of Atlanta and Cass County. He is survived by one brother. W.W. Pat Patterson will wife Mae of Atlanta; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Leon Patterson of Atlanta and Mrs. Anna Lee Waddill of Douglassville; two grandsons, Bryan Dailey of Alvin and Ty Dailey of Liverpool; two Liverpool; twp great-granddaughters, Cera Joy Dailey of Liverpool and Shauna Dailey of Dickerson. (pd) Two guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

Augusta Traylor April 13, 1925 - Aug. 18, 2006

Funeral services for Augusta Traylor, 81, of Cason were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.26. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Vera "Baba" Neal Jan. 5, 1966 - Aug. 18, 2006

Funeral services for Vera "Baba" Neal, 40, of Avinger were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Ire L. Drumgoole May 24, 1915 - Aug. 18, 2006

Funeral services for Mrs. Ire L. Drumgoole, 90, of Marshall, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Lewis & Walker Funeral Home of Jefferson handled the arrangements.

September

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Grace Stiles Aug. 23, 2006

Private family graveside services for Grace Stiles, infant daughter of Jason and April Stiles of Plainfield, Wisc, were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Almond, Wisc., with the Rev. Daniel Iwanski officiating. A.J. Holly & Sons Ltd. handled the arrangements. Other survivors include her sister, Riley Stiles of Plainfield; grandparents David and Debbie Stiles of Atlanta and Lowell and Debbie Gettzloff of Bancroft, Wisc.; great-grandparents Pat and Joyce Kennedy of Atlanta and Marvin and Betty Faubion of Quinlan; great-great-grandfather Vernon Stiles Sr. of Atlanta; her uncle Clint Stiles of Atlanta; and her aunt Emily Gettzloff of Bancroft.

Christine Lawrence March 12, 1922 - Aug. 30, 2006

Christine Lawrence, 84, of Atlanta went to be with the Lord on Aug. 30. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at the Beech Creek Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. The Rev. Roger Hutcheson officiating. Mrs. Lawrence if preceded in death by two daughters, Lorene Lawrence and Dianne Harville, and her husband, A.C. Lawrence. She is survived by three sons, Allen Lawrence and wife Carolyn of Oil City, La., Jimmy Lawrence of Atlanta and Doyle Lawrence and wife Sheila of Atlanta; four daughters, Opal Faye Lummas and husband Johnny of Woodville, Betty Joyce Lee of Atlanta, Linda Milligan and husband Alfred of Atlanta and Janice Thomas and husband Doyle of Queen City; one brother, Billy Joe Hall of Florida; one sister, Parnell Scarbrough of Abilene; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (pd) The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

Charles "Charlie" Lee Oct. 1, 1943 - Aug. 28, 2006

Funeral services for Charles "Charlie" Lee, 62, for Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3l. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Norman Ray Pyle March 11, 1939 - Aug. 25, 2006

Norman Ray Pyle, 67, of Texarkana died Aug. 25 in a local hospital. Pyle was born in Wecher and had lived most of his life in the Atlanta and Queen City area. He retired from Shell Oil Company after over 30 years. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Billy and Teresa Raney of Texarkana; and Brian and Paula Hendrix of Texarkana; a son and daughter-in-law Dustin and Norma Pyle of Dallas; his brother Max and Joy Pyle of Corsicana; a special friend Dorothy Berry of Queen City; four grandchildren; and two nieces. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 at Chapelwood Funeral Home Chapel with Billy Raney and Steven Gamble officiating. Burial was in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens. The register book is online at www.chapelwoodfuneralhome.com.

Christine Lawrence March 12, 1922 - Aug. 30, 206

Christine Lawrence, 84, of Atlanta went to be with the Lord on Aug. 30. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at the Beech Creek Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. The Rev. Roger Hutcheson officiating. Mrs. Lawrence if preceded in death by two daughters, Lorene Lawrence and Dianne Harville, and her husband, A.C. Lawrence. She is survived by three sons, Allen Lawrence and wife Carolyn of Oil City, La., Jimmy Lawrence of Atlanta and Doyle Lawrence and wife Sheila of Atlanta; four daughters, Opal Faye Lummas and husband Johnny of Woodville, Betty Joyce Lee of Atlanta, Linda Milligan and husband Alfred of Atlanta and Janice Thomas and husband Doyle of Queen City; one brother, Billy Joe Hall of Florida; one sister, Parnell Scarbrough of Abilene; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (pd) The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

Dorothy Barton April 30, 1935 - Aug. 30, 2006

Funeral services for Dorothy Barton, 71, of Liberty, formerly of Daingerfield, were held Sunday, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. Services were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

Erma Gilmore Feb. 14, 1914 - Aug. 31, 2006

Funeral services of Erma Gilmore, 92, of Avinger were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 5. Services were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

 

Sunday, October 8, 2006

 

Hattie Smith January 2, 1903 – October 4, 2006

Graveside services for Hattie Smith, 103, of Shreveport La. were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 6 at Center Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Smith was born January 2, 1903 in Fairfeild. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Chalmers Smith; her granddaughter, Cynthia Ann Hammock Prest; and three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Smith is survived by one daughter, Dorathy Ann Hammock of Rosenburg; two grandchildren, James Hammock of Rosenburg and Sue Hammock Speegle of New Orleans, La.; four great-grandchildren, Kathy Morino, Cpt. Michael Stratton, Chris Stratton and Jay Stratton; and also seven great-great-grandchildren. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Glenda Burkhalter Nov. 29, 1945 - Oct. 7, 2006

Graveside services for Glenda Burkhalter, 60, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at New Colony Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Swain officiating. Services were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. She was a member of New Colony Baptist Church. She loved to read and enjoyed cooking, knitting and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband L. V. Burkhalter. She was be dearly missed by family and friends. Survivors included two sons, Mark Burkhalter and wife Dean of Linden and Curtis Burkhalter and wife Kelly Kelly of Bobcaw, Ark.; daughter Catherine Seymour and husband Joe of Denham Springs, La.; eight brothers, Randy Kemp, John Kemp, Pat Kemp, Harry Kemp, Tommy Kemp, Charles Gilley Gilley, Lonnie Gilley and David Kemp; and four sisters Ann Smith and husband Dave of Deer Park, Darlene Griggs of Livingston, La.; Louise Blevins of Hope, Ark., and Jessie Sepeda and husband Jack of Walker, La.

Damon DeShawn Knox Feb. 5, 1978 - Sept. 28, 2006

Funeral services for Damon DeShawn Know, 28, of McAlester, Okla. were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Mary Darlene Echols Dec. 8, 1913 - Oct. 6, 2006

Graveside services for Mary Darlene Echols, 92, of Mansfield, formerly of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

LaVonne Biddy Aug. 9, 1931 - Oct. 8, 2006

Funeral services for LaVonne Biddy, 75, of Avinger will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. Services will be under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc.

 

Sunday, October 15, 2006

 

Ethel T. Harrist April 21, 1913 - Oct. 9, 2006

Graveside services for Ethel T. Harrist, 93, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Cass Cemetery in Cass with the Rev. Phil Starrett officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Harrist was born April 21, 1913 in Lampasas County. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Bloomburg and she worked as a LVN. She is survived by two sons, Norman Thomas Kelley of Atlanta and Carl R. Kelley of Lampasas County; one daughter, Mina Ann Fuller of Clay Springs, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)

Jim Gilbert Dec. 16, 1923 - Oct. 12, 2006

Memorial services for Jim Gilbert, 82, will be Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel at Enid, Okla. The Rev. Don Johnson will officiating. He was born in Marion County to James and Blanche Leroy Gilbert and died at his home. He graduated high school in Texas. In 1942 he married Laurice Hamilton. During World War II he served with the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. In 195 he started Gilbert Banklock Service in Enid. His company services banks in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Kansas. He retired in 2002. March 19, 1991, he married the former Norma Jean Hoover Falls. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge if 50 years. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean of the home; one sons Mike Gilbert of Bedford; one stepdaughter Carol Angel of Edmond; two step-granddaughters Carissa and Alyson Angel. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Hospice Circle of Love of Enid chapter of SPCA. Condolences may be made at www.enidcare.com. (pd)

Kathryn Jo Dowell May 14, 1938 - Oct. 10, 2006

Funeral services for Kathryn Jo Dowell, 68, of Linden will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Maudie Boney Nov. 17, 1914 - Oct.. 12, 2006

Funeral services for Maudie Boney, 91, of Linden will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Zachary Kyle Logan Jan. 25, 1994 - Oct. 11, 2006

Funeral services for Zachary Kyle Logan, 12, of McLeod will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Hanner Funeral Service will handle the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

 

Nathan C. Loper Dec. 18, 1953 - Oct. 12, 2006

Graveside services for Nathan C. Loper, 52, of Carthage were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, October 22, 2006

 

James Carol Salmon July 1, 1921 - Oct. 16, 2006

Funeral services for James Carol Salmon, 85, of Linden were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Linden United Methodist Church in Linden and Brother Marc McClanahan officiating under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Mr. Salmon was born July 1, 1921 in Linden and passed away Oct. l6. He was an Army Force veteran. He was formerly employed as a chemical operator for Shell Oil Company in Deer Park and as a branch manager for Field Enterprise Education Corporation of Sacramento, Calif. Mr. Salmon was a member of the Linden Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Dallas, Sharon Shrine of Tyler and the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a member of the Men's Bible class of Linden United Methodist Church. Mr. Salmon is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mina Jean Whatley Salmon; two sons, James Carol Salmon Jr., of Houston and Robert Curtis Salmon of Longview and Lane Salmon Riggs of Wynne, Ark.; one grandson-in-law, Keith Riggs of Wynne, Ark.; two great-grandsons, Kane Austin and Ryan Allen Riggs of Wynne, Ark.; one brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Clara Alice Salmon and Linden; and a host of nieces and nephews. (pd)

Freda Scott Feb. 6, 1925 - Oct. 19, 2006

Graveside services for Freda Scott, 81, of Texarkana will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tyler with the Rev. James Cheatham officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Scott was born Feb. 6, 1925 in Atlanta and passed away Oct. 19. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, D.G. Scott; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clayton; and her niece, Lori Cheatham. Mrs. Scott is survived by three sons. Doug Scott and wife Suzanna of Atlanta, William A. Scott of Austin and Thomas C. Scott and wife Irma of Austin; two daughters, Becky Barrington and husband Carl of Texarkana and Sherri Epperson and husband Joan of Chandler; one sister, Linda Jackson and husband Alvin of Texarkana; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

Grace Brown May 1, 1930 - Oct. 13, 2006

Funeral services for Grace Brown, 76, of Love Star were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Charles Edward Goins Sept. 2, 1932 - Oct. 18, 2006

Graveside services for Charles Edward Goins, 74, of Hughes Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct 21. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Edna Mae Finley Koonce Feb. 11, 1928 - Oct. 18, 2006

Funeral services for Edna Mae Finley Koonce, 78, of San Antonio will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at the Pinecrest Baptist Church in Linden. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery in Omaha. Mrs. Koonce was born Feb. 11, 1928 in Huntsville, Ala. to William and Mary Finley and passed away on Oct. 18 In San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 ears, Frank C. Koonces Jr. and two sons, Michael Koonces and Terry Koonces. Mrs. Koonces is survived by three sons, James Koonces and wife Kathy of Olympia, Wash., Richard Koonces and wife C.J. of San Antonio and Kenneth Koonces and companion Rene Pearson of Fouke, Ark.; two daughters, Debra Stanley and husband Danny of Dallas of Janie Brock and husband Jerry of Linden; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. (pd)

Doris Ann Hall Nov. 28, 1948 - Oct. 15, 2006

Funeral services for Doris Ann Hall, 57, of Jefferson, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home of Jefferson handled the arrangements.

A.W. "Dude" Moore March 31, 1924 - Oct. 19, 2006

Graveside services for A.W. "Dude", 82, of Marietta, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

 

O.L. "Owen" Bertrand "Bert" Echols July 28, 1915 - Oct. 22, 2006

O.L. "Owen" Bertrand "Bert" Echols was born July 28, 1915 in the Lewis community near Kildare, Cass County and died Oct. 22 at his home in Kildare Junction, Cass County at the age of 91. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the First Baptist Church of Kildare with Brother Todd Lawrence officiating under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. His parents were Eva Thomas Echols and Sylvanus Walter Echols. He was also preceded in death by his wife Carmen Thrower Echols; his sisters, Bergie Echols Whatley and Bessie Mae Echols Davis; and his brothers, Bernard Echols, Basil Echols, Beryl Echols, Boyd Echols, B. Echols, Bernard Echols and Bob Echols. Bert Echols is survived by his children; daughter, Beth Echols of Kildare; daughter and son-in-law, Nan Echols Dillinger and Ron Dillinger of Kildare; son and daughter-in-law, Grady Echols and Susan Echols of Kildare; daughter Mary Echols of Kildare; daughter and son-in-law, Faye Echols Whitlow and Tony Whitlow of Marshall; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle Echols Miller and Harley Miller of Atlanta; son George Echols of Kildare. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Rick Dillinger of Mt. Enterprise; Mike Dillinger and wife Elizabeth Dillinger of Atlanta; Lynda Gayle Adcock of McLeod; Laurah Echols Jackson of Wylie; Sara Miller Martz of Houston; Mary Beth Adam Hamblin of Wichita Falls; Owen Echols of Linden; Parker Echols of Kildare; Molly Kate Echols of Linden; Cody Nugent Smith and husband Brian Smith of Omaha, Neb.; and Jake Nugent and wife Angie Nugent of Gilmer. In additional, he is survived by his grand-grandchildren, Wesley Adcock, Wyatt Adcock, Dakota Jackson, Tyler Jackson, Carson Dillinger, Jackson Dillinger, Kendra Smith, Brad Smith, Kara Smith, Emma Smith, Cassy Nugent and Justin Nugent. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and special care-giver Tersa Irwin Bert attended schools in the Lewis community and Kildare. He began farming corn and cotton at an early age. At the age of 27, he entered the United States Army and served three years in WWII. Upon his return from Germany, he married Carmen Thrower on Dec. 10, 1946. They lived in the Kildare area where Bert farmer cotton, corn, and watermelon crops. In 1951 Bert and Carmen became members of the First Baptist Church of Kildare and remained members until their deaths. Bert entered the trade of carpentry and was a member of the Carpenter's Local Union of Shreveport, La. for over years ending the lifetime membership award. He was an ardent sports fan, especially to baseball. He also enjoyed his daily domino game as well as card games during his retirement years. Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Kildare or the organization of your choice. (pd)

Frances DeBarry Dalrymple Feb. 5, 1906 - Oct. 22, 2006

Graveside services for Frances DeBarry Dalrymple, 100, of Tyler will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Ore City Cemetery in Ore City under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Dalrymple was born Feb. 5, 1906 in Leesville to Gaston Williams DeBarry and Minnie Newby DeBarry. She died on Oct. 22 in Tyler. During her life she kept her age a secret because she believed "a lady who tells her will tell anything." As a young girl she resided in Post, Lubbock, Ralls, New Mexico and Texas City before her family moved to Ore City, where she spent the remainder of her early years. She graduated from Gilmer High School in Gilmore, graduated from the College of Marshall In Marshall and attended East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce. Her area of study was education and she used her degree to teach school in Ire City, even teaching her younger brother, Gaston DeBarry, Jr. She met and married the love of her life, Lawrence L. Dalrymple of Upshur County, in June of 1928 and moved to Jefferson. In 1929 she and Mr. Dalrymple moved to Atlanta when he secured to Consigneeship for Texaco in Cass County. She resided in Atlanta until she moved to Tyler in 1999 to be near her and family. Mrs. Dalrymple was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta since 1929. She taught the nursery and kindergarten church in the First United Methodist Chrch for 25 years. In later years she taught the What-So-Ever class and other adult Sunday school classes. Mrs. Dalrymple was a charter member of the Atlanta Woman's Club and a 50-years member of the General Federation of Women's Club. She served as president of the club and was involved in all the publications of the Atlanta Woman's Club cookbook. She was a member of Trammel Trace Chapter of the DAR and served as the national defense chairman for several years. She was an organizing member of the Atlanta Art League, a member of the Mimosa Garden Club and the Tuesday Bridge Club. Mrs. Dalrymple was instrumental in forming the Atlanta Memorial Library is 1954. She served on the library board for 25 years and became a lifetime member of the library in 1979 when she was recognized by the board "for her unselfish service to the library." In the 1950s Mrs. Dalrymple began china painting. In the 1960s she began to take oil painting lessons at Texarkana Junior College. Art became her passion and she painted over 900 pictures. She focused on painting bluebonnet landscapes, scene from Caddo Lake, dogwood in bloom, rural family farm homes and upon request of her grandsons and her nephew she began to paint wild ducks. She won many awards for her artwork. She had a keen eye for detail in nature and wanted to portray the beauty of God's handiwork in her art. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Tom Ed DeBarry and Gaston W. DeBarry Jr.; and her husband, Lawrence L. Dalrymple. Mrs. Dalrymple is survived by the daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Dan Olson of Tyler; two grandsons, David Lawrence Olson of Alba and Daniel Louis of Tyler; two nephews Gaston W. DeBarry III of Ore City and Tom N. DeBarry of Gilmer; one niece, Martha Thrash of Plano; and several great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, c/o Building Fund, 102 N. Louise St., Atlanta, Texas 75551; Marvin United Methodist Church, 300 W. Ervin, Tyler, Texas 75702 or Ore City Cemetery in Ore City. (pd)

George Franklin Washington May 14, 1933 - Oct. 20, 2006

Funeral services from George Franklin Washington, 73, of Linden were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the First Baptist Church of Linden with Bros. Charles Russell and Jackie Stanfield officiating. Interment followed in the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Schindler Funeral Home of Linden. Mr. Washington was born May 14, 1933 in Cass County. He lived in the area all her life. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Linden where he was a member of the Truth Seekers Sunday school class and a Mason. He was self employed after his retirement from Lone Star Steel Company. He is survived by his wife, Frances Washington of Linden; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Debra Washington of Linden; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Gayle and Gary Stewart of Atlanta and Sharon and Ricky Allen of Linden; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Delton and Pat Washington of Atlanta and Milton and Stella Washington of Linden; a sister, Jewel Faye Fort of Jefferson; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces of nephews. Online condolence my be left at www.Reeder-Davis.com. (pd)

Charles Mack

Funeral arrangements for Charles Mack. 70, of Atlanta, who passed away of Oct. 22, pending at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

James Neal "Bull" Braddock February 25, 1956 - October 24, 2006

James Neal "Bull" Braddock, 50, of Linden was born Feb. 25, 1956 in Biloxi, Miss. and passed away on Oct. 24 in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home of Linden. James graduated from Jefferson High School in 1974 where he developed a passion for football and rodeo. He continued bull riding for about seven more years after graduation. He into ventured into the timber business and owned the Linden Woodyard for many years. Hunting, fishing and reading any kind of books were some of his favorite pastimes. He was a generous, kind-hearted and caring person and those who crossed his path always grew to love him and felt the same admiration in return. He cherished his friends and family, shoring many memories with "my sister," Cindy, and "my big little brother," Shorty. James is survived by his wife Carla Braddock; his parents, Elmer Cleveland and Laurah Braddock; his sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Sammy Wilbanks; his brother and sister-in-law, Elmer "Shorty" and D'Ann Braddock; his children, Slater Braddock, Stormie Braddock, Justin Moore and Tyler Moore; his nieces and nephews, Laurah Echols Jackson, Samantha Wilbanks, Matthews Braddock, Mason Braddock, Dakota Jackson and Tyler Jackson; two grandchildren, Cory Moore and Carter Moore; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. A gathering in remembrances of James Braddock will be held Sunday, Nov. 5 for 1 and 5 p.m. at the Elmer Braddock Sr. residence in Lodi with a special tribute given at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and share memories with family and friends. Memorials can be made to the James N. Braddock Athletic Scholarship Fund at the First National Bank of Linden. Condolences may be left at www.Reeder-Davis.com. (pd)

RALPH ELMER LINDBERG Aug. 29, 1918 - Oct. 23, 2006

Ralph Elmer Lindberg, 88, was born in Sherman, N.Y. Aug. 29, 1918 to Charles Augustas and Faminia Kropp Lindberg. He grew up on the farm, having made the farm tractor his dad used to plow and plant the fields from an old Model A car, while he worked at Welch Grape Juice plant. He served in World War II. He married Earlene Walters on June 23, 1946. They had 60 years, four month to the day together. He was an auto and airplane mechanic. Ralph was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church where he quietly worshiped his own way. Preceding him in death was his father, mother, brother, Edward Lindberg and his sister-in-law, Olga Lindberg. He us surviving by his wife, Earlene Walters Walters Lindberg; sisters-in-law, Doris Walters and Lillian Davis and family. He is also survived by living cousins, special friends and neighbors. (pd)

JOHN DRAPER CHESSER Sept. 18, 1933 - Oct. 22, 2006

John Draper Chesser, 73, was born on the family farm in Atlanta Sept. 19, 1933 and passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 22 in Concord, Calif. with his family by his side. He will be interred in the family plot in the Union Chapel Cemetery in Naples. Growing up John achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1956. After college he worked for E,G&G in Las Vegas, Nev. and was one of the Original 12 to move to California in 1965. John started his own engineering company in 1981. After his retirement 1998, he spent most of his time researching the family tree, making trips to Texas and Louisiana. John was a long-time Livermore resident. He is survived by his brother James Chesser of San Antonio; his sister, Robin Coleman and husband Thad of Yakima, Wash.; five children , Cindy Sorensen and husband Keith of San Ramon, John "Bud" Chesser and wife Lorna of Tracy; Ann Breznik and husband Hal of Brentwood; Kathryn Chesser and Jamie Flint, both of Tracy; and 11 grandchildren. Family and friends will be celebrating his life Sunday, Oct. 29 with a Texas-style barbecue. To contact the family, call Bud at (209) 830-0878. (pd)

CHARLES REE MACK Nov. 1, 135 - Oct. 22, 2006

Funeral services for Charles Ree Mack, 70, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JOE ARVIN DARTER

Graveside services for Joe Arvin Darter, 65, of Naples were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


November

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

 

JAMES NEAL "BULL" BRADDOCK February 25, 1956 - October 24, 2006

James Neal "Bull" Braddock, 50, of Linden was born Feb. 25, 1956 in Biloxi, Miss. and passed away on Oct. 24 in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home of Linden. James graduated from Jefferson High School in 1974 where he developed a passion for football and rodeo. He continued bull riding for about seven more years after graduation. He into ventured into the timber business and owned the Linden Woodyard for many years. Hunting, fishing and reading any kind of books were some of his favorite pastimes. He was a generous, kind-hearted and caring person and those who crossed his path always grew to love him and felt the same admiration in return. He cherished his friends and family, shoring many memories with "my sister," Cindy, and "my big little brother," Shorty. James is survived by his wife Carla Braddock; his parents, Elmer Cleveland and Laurah Braddock; his sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Sammy Wilbanks; his brother and sister-in-law, Elmer "Shorty" and D'Ann Braddock; his children, Slater Braddock, Stormie Braddock, Justin Moore and Tyler Moore; his nieces and nephews, Laurah Echols Jackson, Samantha Wilbanks, Matthews Braddock, Mason Braddock, Dakota Jackson and Tyler Jackson; two grandchildren, Cory Moore and Carter Moore; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. A gathering in remembrances of James Braddock will be held Sunday, Nov. 5 for 1 and 5 p.m. at the Elmer Braddock Sr. residence in Lodi with a special tribute given at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and share memories with family and friends. Memorials can be made to the James N. Braddock Athletic Scholarship Fund at the First National Bank of Linden. Condolences may be left at www.Reeder-Davis.com. (pd)

RALPH ELMER LINDBERG Aug. 29, 1918 - Oct. 23, 2006

Ralph Elmer Lindberg, 88, was born in Sherman, N.Y. Aug. 29, 1918 to Charles Augustas and Faminia Kropp Lindberg. He grew up on the farm, having made the farm tractor his dad used to plow and plant the fields from an old Model A car, while he worked at Welch Grape Juice plant. He served in World War II. He married Earlene Walters on June 23, 1946. They had 60 years, four month to the day together. He was an auto and airplane mechanic. Ralph was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church where he quietly worshiped his own way. Preceding him in death was his father, mother, brother, Edward Lindberg and his sister-in-law, Olga Lindberg. He us surviving by his wife, Earlene Walters Walters Lindberg; sisters-in-law, Doris Walters and Lillian Davis and family. He is also survived by living cousins, special friends and neighbors. (pd)

ROSAYLN BRIGGS Sept. 26, 1925 - Oct. 27, 2006

Funeral services for Rosalyn Briggs, 81, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church of Queen City with the Rev. Mike Lively officiating. Interment followed in the Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Briggs was born Sept. 26, 1925 in Miller County, Ark. and passed away Oct. 27. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Queen City. She owned and operated many restaurants in California before moving to East Texas in 1975. She was also a member of the Volunteer Church Builders. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Briggs; and hers sons, Dwain Briggs and Ronald Briggs. Mrs. Briggs is survived by her daughter-in-law, Gail Briggs of Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Willie Hughes of Mississippi; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Lena Faye Page of Texarkana. The guest brook ay be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd)

SHIRLEY DAVIS Jan. 1, 1933 - Oct. 29, 2006

Funeral services for Shirley Davis, 68, of McLeod will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Good Exchange Baptist Church of McLeod with the Rev. D.A. Lewis officiating, Interment will be at Good Exchange Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. She will be dearly by family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Albert Donald Davis; three sons, dons and wife Debra, Tim Davis and Troy Davis, all of McLeod; one daughter Vicky Taylor and husband Clarence of McLeod; one brother Dale Petty of McLeod; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

CLAUDINE H. JONES Aug. 28, 1917 - Oct. 28, 2006

Funeral arrangements for Claudine H. Jones, 89, of Atlanta are pending at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

MELWEISE LAND March 12, 1921 - Oct. 28, 2006

Graveside services for Melweise Land, 85, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

ALPHOSE SMITH Aug. 11, 1925 - Oct. 24, 2006

Funeral services for Alphonso Smith, 81, of Jefferson were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home handled the arrangments.

 

Sunday, November 5, 2006

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

 

ALBERT "GENE" GREEN Aug. 5, 1923 - Nov. 6, 2006

Funeral services for Albert "Gene" Green, 83, of Atlanta, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Gibbons officiating. Interment will be in Laws Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Green was a member of Open Door Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a proud member of the Shriners. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired construction supervisor. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jewell, and a son, Ronnie Green. Survivors include wife, Adella Green; a brother, Billy White and his wife Loraine of Shreveport, La.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie Beth and Lonnie Cox of Fouke, Ark.; two grandchildren, Lynn Dossey and her husband Erik of Queen City and Marsha Cox of Fouke; and one great-granddaughters, Autumn Marie Dossey. (pd)

BEN MACK Dec. 19, 1922 - Nov. 3, 2006

Funeral arrangements for Ben Mack, 83, of Linden who passed away Nov. 3, are pending at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

Sunday, November 12, 2006

JAMES BRANT CHESSER Oct. 28, 1931 - Oct. 31, 2006

James Brant Chesser, better known as "Runt" was born in Northwest Texas on Oct. 28, 1931, in the small farming community of Union Chapel to James Howard Chesser and Elsie Draper Chesser. He was the oldest of three children. He had a younger brother, John Draper, and sister, Martha Robin. He spent his youth in the same area and later attended Texas AL&M University to graduate as a civil engineer. After a short military service, J.B. began a long career with H.B. Zachry Construction Company where he accumulated many friends and became an integral part of the growth of San Antonio and the surrounding area. Jim was married to Linda Kay Underwood in 1963 and together they had two children, Carrie Lorraine in 1964 and Howard Bryant in 1965. James Chesser is survived by his sister, ex-wife, children, nieces, and a nephew. James Chesser passed away on Oct. 31. A memorial service was held at the MeadowLawn Tribute Center on Nov. 5. He will be missed by many whose lives he touched. James B. and John D, were both cremated and an inurnment will be held at the Union Chapel Cemetery in July 2007 for the two brothers together. (pd)

TONI PHILLIPS Sept. 26, 1958 - Nov. 6, 2006

Graveside services for Toni Phillips, 48, of Ore City were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ELLA HENDERSON LAVONDO March 14, 1909 - Nov. 2, 2006

Funeral services for Ella Henderson Lavondo, 97, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 11. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

MARSHA ANN FLIPPO Oct. 14, 1948 - Nov. 6, 2006

Funeral services for Marsha Ann Flippo, 58, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. John Burchall and the Rev. J.W. Crow officiating. Interment followed in the Olive Branch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Funeral. Mrs. Flipppo was born Oct. 14, 1948 in Bloomburg, the daughter of James "Duck" and Odessa Stuckey. She passed away Nov. 6 at Rose Haven Retreat in Atlanta. She was an office and accounts payable clerk, a housewife and a mother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Queen City. She was preceded in death by her father, James "Duck" Stuckey; her stepfather, Ray Rhoades; her maternal grandparents, Jess and Florence Burris; and her paternal grandparents. Henry and Willie Stuckey. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Flippo; one daughter, Kristal Flippo of Atlanta; her mother, Odessa Rhoades of Atlanta; one brother, Travis Stuckey Stuckey of Port Huron, Mich.; one sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Gary Richardson of Atlanta; three brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Jeannie Kirkland of Athens, Brad and Mary Jo Norvell of Beeville and Earnest and Dona Flippo of Heber Springs, Ark.; one aunt, Sissy Willis of Atlanta; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Mrs. Flippo's wish was that in lieu of flowers, to make a donation in her memory to Ladies of Legacy, 4920 Skylark Circle, N. Richard Hills, Texas 76180 or www.ladiesoflegacy.org. "Ladies of Legacy-Woman fighting brand cancer one day at a time." (pd)

VIRGINIA LOUISE DELONG June 1, 1955 - Oct. 27, 2006

Virginia Louise Delong, 51, died peacefully at home near Pittsburg, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 27, after a number of extended illnesses, some lasting decades. She was born on June 1, 1955, in Houston. Her father, Carl Ward "Bud" DeLong (deceased), had a long career with Shell Chemical that included transfer among the company's far flung facilities. Thus, the family moved a number of times as she was growing up and she attended many schools, including Queens Road Elementary in Pasadena; Springhill Elementary of Lafayette, Calif.; middle school in Westchester County, N.Y.; Carondelet High in Concord, Calif.; Stone Valley Middle in Alamo, Calif.; Monte Vista High in Danville, Calif.; and Cypress-Fairbanks High in Houston. During her school-age years as well as later in late, she displayed considerable intellect as as creativity, artistry, and talent in needlecrafts, cooking, watercolor painting, photography, and other arts and crafts. She also enjoyed living with pets in her home. After leaving home, she occasionally supported herself by working as a sales clerk in jewelry and cosmetics, helping her then brother-in-law, Joseph Lazer, sell his jewelry at craft fairs, being an arbitrageur in Volkswagen Beetles (exploiting the premium West Coast buyers put on them), and, to borrow a line from "A Streetcar Named Desire," relying upon the kindness of strangers. She is survived by her son Michael Amerson, 11, who lives with his fathers, James Amerson in Pittsburg, Calif. Other survivors, all of Atlanta unless indicated otherwise, include

her mother, Virginia Cowgill DeLong; sister, Alice DeLong; brother and sister-in-law, C. Douglass and D. Elaine DeLong of Mountain View, Calif.; nephew, Jake Lazer of Marietta, Ga.; aunts and uncles, Charlotte Cowgill and Charlene and Carl Sebulsky; and several cousins living in Atlanta, Fort Worth, Boerne, Denton and Danville, Calif. Respecting her expressed wishes, and consistent with not confining her free spirit, she is being cremated and her ashes disbursed near the summit of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, Calif., by her survivors. Final arrangements are being made through Connolly and Taylor, (925)228-4700. In lieu of flowers, gifts to any mental health, drug recovery, or homeless assistance charities are encouraged.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Citizens Journal Obituaries
2007

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

 

JOHN O. BAILEY Aug. 8, 1934 – Dec. 27, 2006

Memorial services for John O. Bailey, 72, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at First Baptist Church of Atlanta with the Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. Internment was in Laws Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Bailey was a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta. He was the CEO and president of First National Bank of Atlanta from 1973 until 1993. He was also the owner of JO Ranch in Atlanta and the founder of Northeast Texas Simmental Association. He enjoyed ranching, hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents T.J. and Rhonda Bailey; one brother, Frank Pat Bailey; and one son, Brett Allen Bailey. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Daphene Bailey of Atlanta; one sister, Imarene Bailey of Mineola; one son, John Bailey Jr. of Longview; two grandchildren, Brett “L.B.” Allen Bailey Jr. and John “Boo” Dalton Bailey; and one great-granddaughter, Railey Navaeh.

 

MELINDA MORRIS MANNING Dec. 13, 1960 – Dec. 30, 2006

Funeral services for Melinda Morris Manning, 46, of Deluth, Ga., will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Cornerstone Worship Center in Atlanta. Internment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Manning was preceded in death by her stepfather, Hoyt Craig; her maternal grandmother, Dessie Madge Blakey; her paternal grandparents, H.S. and Claudine Morris; her brother, Charles Nelson Blakey; her stepsister, Katrina Petty; and her step-grandmother, Opal Garcia. She is survived by her husband, Mitchell Lee Manning of Deluth, Ga.; her mother, Jo Craig of Johns Creek, Ga.; her father, David Morris and wife Delores of Alpharetta, Ga.; one son, Marshall Manning of John Creek, Ga.; one daughter, Merideth Parker and her husband Brandon of Johns Creek; one maternal grandfather, Leon Blakey of Atlanta; two aunts, Jeri Mason of Atlanta and Debbie High of Johns Creek; one brother, Blake Morris and wife Twany of Johns Creek; two stepsisters, Karen McHugh and her husband, Robert, of Dallas, and Allison Trim; one grandson, Jordan Parker of Johns Creek; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

 

JANELLE WILLIAMS Nov. 15, 1941 – Dec. 30, 2006

Funeral services for Janelle Williams, 65, of Queen City, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Atlanta Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy “Pat” Griffin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Home. Mrs. Williams was a member of Atlanta Baptist Church in Atlanta. Survivors include one son, Brian Thurman and spouse Crystal Webb of Queen City; two daughters, LaDonna Wilcox of Queen City and Rene Benton and her husband Wayne of Douglassville; one brother, Ennis Thurman of Bolivia; one sister, Ailene Bates of Texas; and 13 grandchildren, Mindy Benton, Ashley Benton, Misty Benton, Brandon Benton, Amanda Benton, Haley Benton, Angel Benton, Alexis Thurman, Brianna Thurman, Jessica Thurman, John Allen Thurman, Blane Wilcox, and Jase Williams. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

FRED HAROLD JOHNSON

Fred Harold Johnson, 79, of Wake Village, formerly of Atlanta, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 at his home in Wake Village. Mr. Johnson was an amateur zoologist, having raised and studied birds and various other wildlife. He was an avid football fan of the Atlanta Rabbits and Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Johnson enjoyed bowling and was a member of the bowling league at Bayou Lanes in Atlanta for a number of years. He retired from Red River Army Depot, worked at International Paper as a security guard, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II, was a member of the Texas National Guard for over 30 years, and was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Texarkana. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Johnson of Wake Village; his son, David Johnson and his wife Patty of Waskom; his daughter, Shirley Kelley of California; his stepsons, Derrel Reid of Fort Worth and Mark Templeton of Springfield, Mo.; his stepdaughters, Sherry Reid of Texarkana, Gay Sampson and her husband Gary of Fort Worth; his sister, Helen Shepard of Hobbs, N.M.; seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank caregiver Pat Thompson and Serenity Hospice of Texarkana, and especially Pam Doss. Memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice of Texarkana, 4508 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas 75503. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, at the Beech Creek Cemetery in Cass County with Steve McIntosh officiating.

 

Pink Hines Jr.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Coleman Atlanta Funeral Home for Pink Hines Jr. who passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

 

Sunday, January 7, 2007

 

SHIRLEY CORRENE WALKER

Shirley Correne Walker, 59, of Atlanta passed away Dec. 25. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements.

 

HELEN LEWIS Feb. 18, 1927 – Jan. 2, 2007

Graveside services for Helen Lewis, 79, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

RUFUS MATHIS Apr. 23, 1958 – Jan. 1, 2007

Memorial services for Rufus Mathis, 48, of Lone Star will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements.

 

PHYLLIS JONES July 3, 1942 – Jan. 2, 2007

Funeral services for Phyllis Jones, 64, of Lone Star will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements.

 

PINK HINES, JR. Feb. 9, 1907 – Dec. 30, 2006

Funeral services for Pink Hines, 99, of Jefferson will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Services are under the direction of Coleman
Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

PAM COBB Mar. 11, 1961 – Jan. 3, 2007

Funeral services for Pam Cobb, 45 of Vivian, La., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Services are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

 

ROBERT “CHIC” MILES Feb. 29, 1920 – Jan. 7, 2007

Funeral services for Robert “Chic” Miles, 86, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at First United Methodist Church of Atlanta with Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Interment was in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Miles owned and operated Miles Drug Company for 32 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta, having served two terms on the Board of Stewards. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Sunday school class. He served two terms on the Atlanta City Council. Chic was a proud graduate of the University of Texas and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Louise K. Miles of Atlanta; two sons, Mike Miles and wife, Marilyn of Katy and Bruce Miles and his wife Dr. Martha of Sanford, N.C.; one brother, Dr. Charles I. Miles and his wife Katherine of Ft. Worth; and three grandchildren, Michelle Miles of Houston, Ashley L. Miles of Austin, and Kacie Miles of San Marcos.

 

LILLIE MEA WILBANKS CLAYTON Apr. 9, 1912 – Jan. 7, 2007

Lillie Mea Wilbanks Clayton was born April, 9, 1912 in Cass, passed away peacefully Jan. 7 in Atlanta, were she was a resident 53 years. After rearing five children she worked for the Atlanta Independent School District for 20 years, including managing a cafeteria at the middle school. She began teaching a Sunday school class at age 17, and taught a children’s class at First Baptist Church of Atlanta into her late 70’s until hearing loss forced her to retire. She felt teaching was her call to serve the Lord. She was preceded in death by Joe J. Clayton, her husband of 58 years; her parents, Thomas E. Wilbanks and E. Mea Philpott Wilbanks; one sister, Opal Wilbanks Stannley; and three brothers, Rayford Wilbanks, Willie Wilbanks, and the Rev. John D. Wilbanks. She is survived by five children. There are two sons, James T. Clayton and wife Faye of Atlanta and Jimmy D. Clayton and wife Sue of Newport News, Va.; three daughters, Carolyn Clayton Stuckey and Lena Clayton Meares of Plano, and Sarah Clayton Stuckey and husband J.W. of Richmond, Va., also eight grandchildren: Terri Smith Haynes, Wanda Clayton Wilkins, Rene Clayton Lee, Lori Elkins Mattocks, Leslie Stuckey Hall, Jeffery Elkins, Erica Clayton Wages, and 13 great-grandchildren. She is survived by one brother, Price Wilbanks of Atlanta; and one sister, Daphene Wilbanks Solley of Cass, and many nieces and nephews. The family thanks those caregivers, friends, and volunteers who took such good care of our Mom at Golden Villa Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at First Baptist Church of Atlanta With Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. Interment will be at Laws Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box1089, Atlanta, Tx,75551. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

RANDALL RAY WILLIAMS, JR. Jan. 5, 2007 – Jan. 5, 2007

Graveside services for Randall Ray Williams, Jr., infant son of Randall and Jessica Williams, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

ETRICE DIAL Oct. 22, 1905 – Jan. 4, 2007

Funeral services for Etrice Dial, 101, formally of Texarkana, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Doddridge, Ark. Mrs. Dial was born Oct. 22, 1905 in Doddridge, Ark., to Joe and Ida Mea Bryant. She was only a few months old when her mother died. She lived the past 34 years in Atlanta. Mrs. Dial was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, the Rev. Victor D. Dial, Jr., her son-in-law, Leonard D. Beene, and three infant grandchildren, Victor D. Dial III, Ronald Paul Dial and Timothy Kay Dial. The Rev. and Mrs. Dial pastured two churches in Arkansas, one twice, one in Texas, and in 1951, they pioneered Oaklawn Assembly of God Church in Texarkana. After he retired they spent several years enjoying time on the lakes in Ark-La-Tex area. When the Rev. Dial died in 1975, Mrs. Dial, with time on her hands, went to work for Green Thumb, part of the Community Council of Atlanta, where she worked until 1998, when she retired at the age of 93. Her last position there was making daily calls to elderly people who were homebound. “Mommie Dial” was an excellent cook and seamstress. One of her many loves was designing and piecing quilts. She and her late sister, Cortez Sexton, spent many hours laying out fabric together to get the special look they wanted. Over the years, she gifted all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with at least one quilt each. Her grandchildren knew they could request their favorite dish, especially chocolate and coconut pies, and she would happily prepare them, until she was no longer able. No matter who makes the pies now, they’re still referred to as “Mommie’s pies”. Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn Beene of Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Marie Dial of Atlanta; grandchildren, Janice Beene of the Woodlands, Elaine Thomason of Houston, Eddy Len Dial and wife, Dene of Boyd, Joy Waters and husband Kenneth of Atlanta, Vickie Davis and husband, Paul of Friendswood and Becky Ullman and husband, Paul of Katy; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Glad Tidings or Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, or the charity of your choice. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

ERIC SHAVER Apr. 16, 1958 – Jan. 6, 2007

Funeral services for Eric Shaver, 48, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at West Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Howard officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Shaver was born Apr. 16, 1958 in Shreveport, La., and passed away Jan. 6. He worked for River Valley Animal Foods in Texarkana. He is survived by his wife, Robin Shaver of Atlanta; his father, Earl Braun of Springhill, La.; one son, Brandon Shaver of Atlanta; three daughters, Connie Shaver of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Kimberly Shaver of Atlanta, and Mary Addington and her husband Travis of Atlanta; two brothers, Johnny Durr Shaver of Minden, La., and Kevin Scott Braun of Plain Dealing, La.; one sister, Kelly Gibson of Princeton, La.; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Goad, Wyatt Shaver, Olivia Shaver, and Morgan Shaver. The guest book can be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

Sunday, January 14, 2007

 

BILLIE FLYNN (BAKER) JORDAN Sept. 5, 1921 – Jan. 10, 2007

Billie Flynn (Baker) Jordan was born Sept. 5, 1921 in Texarkana, Ark. God took her hand and led her to His eternal home on Jan. 10, 2007. During her childhood she resided in Atlanta, and also lived in Chicago and Missouri. For 30 years she kept General Motors books. Her sweet smile was contagious to everyone she met. Billie lived in Athens with her husband, Ed. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Athens First United Methodist Church, the choir and United Methodist Women. She loved to dance, crochet and travel. In her final years in Lubbock, she enjoyed her daughter Jaclyn “Jackie” and son-in-law, C.W. “Pete” Harland, of Lubbock; grandsons, Sr. Airman Trent of Charleston, S.C. and Chad; great-grandsons, Thomas and Avery Harland of San Antonio; one niece and two nephews. Her joyful life will be celebrated in a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 in the Bowman Chapel at First United Methodist Church, Lubbock. We thank God for our loving mother and Gran Gran. If you wish, you may donate to the charity of your choice in her memory. Arrangements are under the personal care of White Funeral Home of Lubbock. Online condolences may be sent at www.whitefuneralhome.com.

 

OLIVER EDGAR BROWN Nov. 14, 1919 – Jan. 10, 2007

Oliver Edgar Brown, 87, of Atlanta died Wednesday, Jan. 10, at his home. Mr. Brown was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Eldorado, Okla. He was the youngest of 10 children born to George and Lillie Baker Brown. He served our country and its citizens through the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a humble and faithful servant of our Lord and Savior and a charter member of the Atlanta Church of God. He and his wife owned and operated Atlanta Tire Company for 52 years where they made many of their employees and customers life-long friends. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pearl Trammell Brown; three children, Louise Hamilton and her husband, George of College Station, Rodney Brown and his wife, Terri of Atlanta, and Sondra Smith and her husband Eugene, also of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Terry Morales and her husband, Jose, Shannon Carter and her husband, Chris, Kelly Brown and his wife, Pauline, and Kassie Brown; six great-grandchildren and a host of friends and a loving church family; and two very special friends, Elaine Orr and Mandy Wise. Services were held at Atlanta Church of God on Friday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. with the Dr. John Conley, Bro. Chris Miller and Bro. Earl Moore officiating. Interment was in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the building fund of Atlanta Church of God or Gideons International. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

ETRICE DIAL Oct. 22, 1905 – Jan. 4, 2007

Funeral services for Etrice Dial, 101, formally of Texarkana, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Doddridge, Ark. Mrs. Dial was born Oct. 22, 1905 in Doddridge, Ark., to Joe and Ida Mea Bryant. She was only a few months old when her mother died. She lived the past 34 years in Atlanta. Mrs. Dial was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, the Rev. Victor D. Dial, Jr., her son-in-law, Leonard D. Beene, and three infant grandchildren, Victor D. Dial III, Ronald Paul Dial and Timothy Kay Dial. The Rev. and Mrs. Dial pastured two churches in Arkansas, one twice, one in Texas, and in 1951, they pioneered Oaklawn Assembly of God Church in Texarkana. After he retired they spent several years enjoying time on the lakes in Ark-La-Tex area. When the Rev. Dial died in 1975, Mrs. Dial, with time on her hands, went to work for Green Thumb, part of the Community Council of Atlanta, where she worked until 1998, when she retired at the age of 93. Her last position there was making daily calls to elderly people who were homebound. “Mommie Dial” was an excellent cook and seamstress. One of her many loves was designing and piecing quilts. She and her late sister, Cortez Sexton, spent many hours laying out fabric together to get the special look they wanted. Over the years, she gifted all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with at least one quilt each. Her grandchildren knew they could request their favorite dish, especially chocolate and coconut pies, and she would happily prepare them, until she was no longer able. No matter who makes the pies now, they’re still referred to as “Mommie’s pies”. Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn Beene of Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Marie Dial of Atlanta; grandchildren, Janice Beene of the Woodlands, Elaine Thomason of Houston, Eddy Len Dial and wife, Dene of Boyd, Joy Waters and husband Kenneth of Atlanta, Vickie Davis and husband, Paul of Friendswood and Becky Ullman and husband, Paul of Katy; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Glad Tidings or Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, or the charity of your choice. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

LORENE COCKRILL Dec. 16, 1910 – Jan. 10, 2007

Funeral services for Lorene Cockrill, 96, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Services were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc.

 

ELLA WHISENHUNT May 12, 1936 – Jan. 10, 2007

Graveside services for Ella Whisenhunt, 70, of Ore City will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Services are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

 

JIMMY BOYCE COX Oct. 20, 1934 – Jan. 15, 2007

Jimmy Boyce Cox, 72, of Linden died Jan. 15, at his residence in Linden. He was born Oct. 20, 1934 in Red Hill, Texas. He worked as a pipe inspector for Lone Star Steel Company, and was a member of Linden United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Linden United Methodist Church with Bro. Mark McClanahan officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery at Red Hill. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Janet Cox of Wake Village; and a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Joe Watson of Linden; five brothers, Richard Cox of Linden, Freddie Cox of Texarkana, Ark., Harvey Cox of Texarkana, Phillip Cox of Atlanta, and Larry Cox of Queen City; one sister, Ima Jean Jester of Queen City, two grandsons, and a granddaughter-in-law, Matthew Cox of Wake Village, and Wes and Michelle Buckland of Meridian, Miss.; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kelly and Chance Haley of Linden; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Jeanne Cox and his parents, Bert and Ouida Lee Cox. Online guestbook may be signed at www.ReededDavis.com. (pd)

 

DARRELL ZWICK Jan. 13, 1934 – Jan. 11, 2007

Memorial services for Darrell Zwick, 72, of Atlanta, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Hanner Funeral Chapel of Atlanta with Rev. Chris Cowan officiating. Mr. Zwick was born Jan. 11, 1934 in Harris County, Texas. He retired as a forester for International Paper Company, and was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. He was also a Shriner. Darrell enjoyed hunting and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Judy Zwick of Atlanta; one daughter, Peggy Darlene Cullins and her husband Johnny of Atlanta; and one grandchild, Jacie Katherine Cullins of Queen City. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

TROY LEE CAMBELL

Funeral arrangements are pending for Troy Lee Campbell, 57, who died on Sunday, Jan. 14, at his residence. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 

LUCILLE THOMPSON Jan. 24, 1917 – Jan. 16, 2007

Funeral services for Lucille Thompson, 89, of Brownfield were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Calvary Baptist Church. Services were under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

 

TROY LEE CAMPBELL Aug. 29, 1949 – Jan. 14, 2007

Funeral services for Troy Lee Campbell, 57, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at Enon First Baptist Church. Services were under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

CHRIS GLASGOW Jan. 31, 1977 – Jan. 14, 2007

Funeral services for Chris Glasgow, 29, of Hughes Springs were held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at First United Methodist Church. Services were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

 

ELOUISE JOHNSON Apr. 5, 1919 – Jan. 15, 2007

Funeral services for Elouise Johnson, 87, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Smyrna Baptist Church. Services were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

 

JAMES R. “NYE” DUFF Apr. 4, 1945 – Jan. 12, 2007

Funeral services for James R. “Nye” Duff, 61, of Linden, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Services were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

 

JARRICE JACKSON

Funeral services for Jerrice Jackson, of Linden, who died Thursday, Jan. 18 are pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

JOE MELVIN “J.M.” LAFAYETTE May 5, 1934 – Jan. 15, 2007

Funeral services for Joe Melvin “J.M.” Lafayette, 72 of Cason, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

 

CHARLES W. NEVILLE Sept. 16, 1939 – Jan. 20, 2007

Funeral services for Charles W. Neville. 67, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry McKeller and Bro. James Knight officiating. Burial was held in the Linden Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Neville died at his residence. He was born in Linden and was a security guard at Wadley Regional Medical Center. He was a Mason and a member of the Douglasville Lodge. Also, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Linden. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Neville of Linden; one daughter, and son-in-law, Carla and Doug Surratt of Linden; one son, Randy Foster of Minden, La.; two grandchildren, Tina Fleming and husband Scott of College Station, and Cody Surratt of Linden; and a friend, Billy McIntyre of Linden. The guest book may be signed at www.reederdavis.com. (pd)

 

OLIN HARGETT May 4, 1953 – Jan. 20, 2007

Funeral services for Olin Hargett, 53, of Hughes Springs are being held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Cornett United Methodist Church in Naples. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

LESSIE BELL THOMAS

Funeral arrangements are pending at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home for Lessie Bell Thomas, 79, of Linden. Thomas died Jan. 20 at home.

 

ELMER DANIEL “PETE” McKINNEY Feb. 3, 1941 – Jan. 19, 2007

Funeral services for Elmer Daniel “Pete” McKinney, 65, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at First Baptist Church of Avenger. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

JARRICE JACKSON Mar. 16, 1951 – Jan. 18, 2007

Funeral services for Jerrice Jackson, 55, of Linden are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Sunday, January 28, 2007

 

 

 

Lessie Bell Thomas November 5, 1927 – January 20, 2007

 

Funeral services for Lessie Bell Thomas, 79, of Linden are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Linden. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Sandra Ann Fitts December 2, 1941 – January 22, 2007

 

Funeral services for Sandra Ann Fitts, 65, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home Chapel in Linden. Services were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.

 

 

Lynn “Wheaton” Blake July 10, 1938 – January 24, 2007

 

Graveside services for Lynn “Wheaton” Blake, 68, of Gilmer were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 26 at Alamance Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

 

 

Huelene O’Quinn October 25, 1921 – January 20, 2007

 

Funeral services for Huelene O’Quinn, 85, of Hughes Springs are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27 at Love Chapel Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Dewayne Dickerson

Funeral services for Dewayne Dickerson, 56, of Linden are pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Dickerson died Thursday, January 25, at Christus St. Michael Health System.

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


 

Sunday, February 4, 2007

 

Hugh Bob Fuller, Sr. October 17, 1924 – January 30, 2007

 

Funeral services for Hugh Bob Fuller Sr., 82, of Waco were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Father Isadore Rozycki officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery. Hugh Bob was born October 17, 1924 in Rogers to Omar Frank and Nell Fuller. He graduated from Waco High School and attended Tarelton State and Baylor University. He served in the 69th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army and participated in battle in Europe between 1943 and 1946, and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. After returning to Waco he joined the family business, Fuller Auto Parts, and was owner/operator at the time it was sold. After selling the business, he dedicated himself to performing “TAPS” at the veterans funerals all over the state of Texas and was featured in Southern Living Magazine and the television series, Texas Country Reporter for his dedication. He led the Waco Veteran’s Day Parade for many years. Mr. Fuller was a member of First Baptist Chapel of Waco. He was preceded if death by his parents and his son, Andrew. He is survived by daughter Mary Nell Dowd and husband Don of Linden; one son, Hugh Bob Fuller Jr. and wife, Terryca, of Helotes; two sisters, Joan Hudson and husband, Gay, of Houston and Oma Nell Nemmer and husband, Richard, of DeSoto; and his grandchildren, Hugh Bob Fuller III and wife, Millisa, Justin Millar Fuller, Kacy Tillman and husband, Andrew; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Justin Fuller, Bill Buzze Jr., Mr. Pettigo, Leonard Simpson, Tom Fuller and Donnie Collins. Honorary pallbearers were members of the VFW Post 4819 of West. Memorial donations may be made to Shriner Crippled Children’s Hospital of Galveston. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at. (pd)

 

 

Dewayne Dickerson June 15, 1950 – January 25, 2007

Funeral services for Dewayne Dickerson, 56, of Douglassville will be held Saturday, February 3, at the Gum Springs CME. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Linda Burns

Funeral arrangements for Linda Burns, 48, are pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Burns died Wednesday, January 31, at Marshall Regional Center.

 

 

Diane Garrett Brem September 7, 1953 – January 21, 2007

 

Funeral services for Diane Garrett Brem, 53, of Augusta, Ga., were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Miller officiating assisted by Rev. Bill Burch. Interment was held at the Alleluea Community Cemetery in Dearing Ga., under the direction of Elliott Sons Funeral Home of Augusta, Ga. She graduated from Linden-Kildare High School then attended Southwest Texas State University of San Marcos, there receiving her degree in education. She later completed her masters in education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Diane taught special education, first and second grades in Texas and later in Georgia at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Augusta. She also studied at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, where she served as assistant Dean of Women. She was a covenant member of the Alleluia Community in Augusta, Ga., and a member of Vineyard Community Church where she used her beautiful voice to praise her beloved Lord. She is survived by one daughter, Marki Lynn Burm of Augusta, Ga.; her mother, Marilyn Garrett; brothers and sister-in-law, Bob and Sue Garrett and Patt Garrett, all of Augusta, Ga.; one sister and brother-in-law Amanda and Jim Early of Asheville, N.C. She was “Auntie Di” to and dearly loved by her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry W. Garrett Jr., M.D. Memorials may be made to the Marki Brem Education Fund, c/o Alleluia Community Office, P.O. Box 6805, Augusta, Ga. 30916-06805. (pd)

 

 

Addine Jones Mays November 22, 1913 – February 1, 2007

Funeral services for Addine Jones Mays, 93, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Interment will be held at Smyrna Cemetery in Smyrna. Mrs. Mays was preceded in death by her son, Harold Jones. Mrs. Mays was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Survivors include sons. George Jones and wife, Bernece, of Atlanta and John Jones and his wife, Loras, of Katy; daughter, Elaine Wall and her husband, Donald, of Atlanta; one brother, Conley Burton and wife, Judy, of Atlanta; and a sister-in-law, Mary Burton of Fort Gibson, Okla. Mrs. Mays is also survived by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. (pd)

 

 

Edward E. “Bucko” Burlingame February 9, 1942 – January 30, 2007

 

Edward E. “Bucko” Burlingame, 64, of West 48th Street, Ashtabula, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning at the Ashtabula County Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born Febuary 9, 1942, in Ashtabula, Ohio to Louis E. and Margaret McMillan Burlingame and has resided in Ashtabula, Ohio all of his life, spending many winters in Texas. He was a member of the last graduating class from Austinburg High School in 1961. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Serving with the Aviation Ordinance during the Vietnam Era, taking honorable discharge in 1966. Mr. Burlingame worked more than 18 years at Rockwell Brake Plant, owned the Hunter’s Inn from 1972 until 1977, was an auctioneer and long-time concessionaire. He was a member of Triandria Lodge 780 F. and A.M., Jefferson Eagles, Aerie Lodge 3881, the East Ashtabula Club, the Northend Club and VFW Post 943. He enjoyed visiting the clubs daily for their drawings and playing Texas Hold’em and chasing after the big one. He enjoyed playing cards, the demolition derbies, fishing, dancing, being with his family and he loved children. Survivors include three children, Jack (Kelly) Burlingame of Andover, Ohio, Robin (Scott Hall) Burlingame and Libby (Brian Jenkins) Davis both of Ashtabula, Ohio; six grandchildren, Mitchell, Jackie, Christopher, Alan, Dustin, and Cody; three great-grandchildren, Heaven, Navian and Craden; the mother of his children, Judy Burlingame of Astinburg, Ohio, one sister, Margaret “Margie” (Richard) Calvert of N. Kingsville; and a brother, Louis (Bev) Burlingame of Jefferson, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Carrie Lee Burlingame; a brother, Harry “Gumpy” Burlingame; and four sisters, Waneta Yuhas, Doris Hoskins, Beverly Brigham and Sue Haskinen. A farewell celebration will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at the Ashtabula Home of the Fleming and Billman Funeral Directors, 526 West Prospect Road in Ashtabula, Ohio with the Rev. Fred Grimm of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church officiating. Cremation will follow at the Family Care Group Cremation Center. Private burial of ashes will be in Oakdale Cemetery with Geneva Post 6846 providing full military honors. Contributions may be made to Jefferson Area Girls Softball (JAGS), c/o Jerry March, 376 East Beech Street, Jefferson, Ohio 44047 or to Girl Scout Troop 369, c/o Tracy Beckwith, 1060 Lennox-New Lyme Road, Jefferson, Ohio 44047. (Envelopes will be at the funeral home.) Guest book and obituary registration can be found on-line a. “Bucko” wants everyone to know, “the free rides are over, so call a cab.” (pd)

 

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

 

Rev. Roy Shelton, Jr. November 3, 1925 – February 5, 2007

 

Funeral services for the Rev. Roy Shelton Jr. of Shreveport, La. will be held at the Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport on Thursday, February 8, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery. Officiating will be his son, the Rev. David Shelton of Loganville, Ga., the Rev. Murray Hodge of Summer Grove Baptist Church and Dr. Cliff Estes of Waller Baptist. Friends will be received at Rose-Neath Southside Funeral Home on February 7 at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. then again at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Roy was born on November 3, 1925 in Shreveport, La., to Roy Sr. and Aline Bryan Shelton and passed away February 5 from complications of Alzheimer’s. Roy was a graduate of Fair Park High School and East Texas Baptist University. He served his country during WWII as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was also a Shreveport, La. fireman for several years while in school. He was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Queensborogh Baptist Church in 1950. In 1963 he began a ministry of interim and supply preaching that lasted over three decades. Many of the churches he served were in Cass County. From 1966 until 1991 Roy served as director of human resources–rehabilitation and personnel for North West Louisiana Goodwill Industries. In 1978 he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Baptist Christian College for his work with the physical and mentally challenged. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Nancy Shelton Willis. Roy never meet a stranger of anyone he could not talk with and come to love. He always saw and found the good in everyone. His sweet spirit and loving nature will sustain his memory for his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pat Rowland Shelton; and four children, Debbie Melton and husband Ronnie of Atlanta, Denny Shelton and wife, Jane of Plano, Dee Dutoit and husband Jim of Canby, Ore., and David Shelton and wife, Donna of Loganville, Ga. He was known as “Pops” by his grandchildren whom he adored. He is survived by grandchildren, Chad and Julie Melton of Ora Valley, Ariz., Cody and Mindy Melton of Coppell, Cale and Kelly Melton of Atlanta, Jennie and Jeff Kinnaman of Tualatin, Ore., Christina Sustrik of Canby, Ore., Jake Shelton of New York, N.Y., Jared Shelton of Winston Salem, N.C., Tyler Shelton of Plano, Haley Shelton and Bryce Shelton of Loganville, Ga. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Ashton and Addison Melton and Kiersten Kinnaman, and a great host of extended family and friends. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SGBC, Cottages at the Glen and Grace Home. (pd)

 

 

Ethel Hill April 12, 1911 – February 1, 2007

 

Funeral services for Ethel Hill, 95, of Bivins were held Sunday, February 4, at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Sheets officiating. Interment was held at Bethsaida “Y” Cemetery directed by Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Hill was born on April 12, 1911 in Bivins. She was a member of the Bathsaida “Y” Baptist Church where she was in the Joy Sunday School Class for many years. She was a member of the Oak Grove Quilting Club and a homemaker. Mrs. Hill is survived by two sons Glen Hill of Atlanta and Robert G. Hill of Plano daughter, Gwenn Hill Johnson of Atlanta; and a sister, Gladys Chapman of Texarkana. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Hill; six brothers and one sister. (pd)

 

 

Mattie “Marie” Black April 11, 1927 – February 1, 2007

 

Funeral services for Mattie “Marie” Black, 79, of Leesburg were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 4, at Harris Chapel United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

 

Linda Sue Burns January 11, 1959 – January 31, 2007

 

Funeral services for Linda Sue Burns, 48, of Jefferson were held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, at Judea Baptist Church in Jefferson. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

 

Kristen Hacker September 19, 1972 – February 1, 2007

 

Funeral services for Kristen Hacker, 34, of Texarkana were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Atlanta. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

 

 

James Otwell August 14, 1925 – February 2, 2007

 

Funeral services for James Otwell, 81, of Atlanta were held Monday, February 5, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City. Interment was held at Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Otwell was a member of the Mercy Ministries Church and lived to please God. He taught Sunday school and shared the word of God with anyone who would listen. He enjoyed gardening and loved watching his birds. He was a printer’s pressman for Ragland Office and Equipment Printing Company for 27 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Ethel Otwell and one brother, Parchal Otwell. He I survived by his wif, Opal Harper Otwell of Queen City; four daughters, Judy Ballard and husband Johnny of Nunnelly, Tenn., Rhonda Elliott and her husband Rick, and Darla McCasland and her husband Michael, all of Atlanta, Tammy Green and her husband Chevis of Huffines; three brothers, J.C. Otwell and his wife, Christine, Elve Otwell,

 

 

 

Sunday, February 11, 2007

 

Euleta “Peggy” Johnson April 14, 1914 – February 5, 2007

Funeral services for Euleta “Peggy” Johnson, 92, of Jefferson were held Friday, February 9, in the Haggard-Heaster Chapel. Arrangements were made under the direction of Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home.

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

 

LOIS HAYNES Aug. 7, 1917 – Feb. 8, 2007

 

Lois Reba Glass Haynes, 89, of Bloomburg died. Mrs. Haynes was born Aug. 7, 1917 in Smyrna. Lois Glass graduated from Atlanta High School in 1935. While working at Endsley Grocery in Bloomburg, Lois met and then married her husband Horace L. Haynes, Jan. 1, 1944. Lois was a devoted wife and mother, a talented seamstress, as well as a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Bloomburg. She retired from Bloomburg State Bank in 1984, as vice president and cashier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Haynes, in 1988 and brothers Velmer Glass, Norris Haynes, and Edward Glass. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen Haynes Collins and son-in-law, Jerry Collins of Bloomburg; grandchildren Jeffery and Ann Collins of Redwater, Mitchell and Lauri Collins of Holly Lake Ranch, and Robin and Jim Russell of Kaufman; great-grandchildren Christian Collins, Sydney Collins, Gracie Collins, Carter Collins, Jacob Collins, Lindsay Collins, and Avery Russell. She is also survived by two sisters, Ruth Woods of Sulphur Springs and Helen Woods of Atlanta; a brother-in-law E.B. Woods of Atlanta; and sisters-in-law Genice Glass of Atlanta and Evelyn Haynes of Bloomburg. Services for Mrs. Haynes were held at 2:30, Sunday, Feb. 11 at the First Baptist Church in Bloomburg and burial was held at the Smyrna Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Reed conducted the services.

 

IRVIN “RED” LYNCH JR. April 3, 1937 – Feb. 9, 2007

Graveside services for Irvin “Red” Lynch, 69, 69, of Atlanta were held Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. at Huffines Cemetery. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

LUVENIA CARR RENFRO Dec. 3, 1947 – Feb. 9, 2007

Funeral services for Luvenia Carr Renfro, 59, of Rowlett will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at First Baptist Church of Maud. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

ASA LEE DAVIS Feb. 1, 1924 – Feb. 3, 2007

Funeral services for Asa Lee Davis, 83, of Cason were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Shady Gove Christian Church in Cason. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, February 18, 2007

 

VALERIA STONE SKELTON Dec. 22, 1912 – Feb. 11, 2007

Margaret Valerie Stone Skelton, 94, of Augusta, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at First Southern Baptist Church in Augusta, Kan. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, and funeral services will also be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at New Colony Baptist Church in Linden. Interment will be held at the New Colony Cemetery in Linden under the direction of Reeder-Davis Schindler Funeral Home. Mrs. Skelton was born in Cass County on Dec. 22, 1912, the daughter of the late Charles Clem and Hettie Minnie Frazier Stone. On Dec. 25, 1935, she married James Robert Skelton, now deceased, in Linden. She was a teacher in Cass County rural schools in the 1930s, and joined Delta Kappa Gamma Society and Alpha Upsilon Chapter in December 1936. She is survived by daughter Carolyn Mikish and her husband, Richard of Augusta Kan.; sister Charlie Dell Stone Whatley of Linden; sister-in-law Althara Skelton McDuffie of Linden; brother-in-law John Harold Skelton of Linden; granddaughters Melynnie Williams and husband Tom of Newton, Kan., and Cathy Ryan of Andover, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Zach Boucher and his wife Michelle, and Chelsea, Caitlyn and Chandler Williams; one great-great-grandson, Dylan Scott Boucher; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church in Augusta, Kan. or New Colony Cemetery in Linden. The online guest book can be signed at Reeder-Davis.com. (pd)

 

MARILYN MORRIS COPELAND Dec. 16, 1958 – Feb. 13, 2007

Funeral services for Marilyn Morris Copeland, 48, of Queen City will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Cornerstone Assembly of God in Atlanta. The Rev. Don Brankel and the Rev. Fred Calhoun will be officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Mrs. Copeland was born in Lake Charles, La., and was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. W.L. and Mary Sue Morris. Mrs. Copeland was a member of the Faith Assembly of God in Texarkana, Ark. She enjoyed sewing and crafting, was a loving mother and grandmother, and had a deep love for God. She miss be missed. Mrs. Copeland is survived by her husband, Ray Copeland of Queen City; three sons, Chad Chiles and Cody Chiles of Queen City, and Rusty Chiles and wife Jessica of Tyler; a stepdaughter, Raynelle Copeland of Arp; a stepson, Ray Copeland Jr. of Henderson; sister Martha Nichols and husband James of Queen City; one grandson, Austin Chiles of Tyler; and several step-grandchildren. (pd)

 

AUDREY L. NICKLEBERRY GASTON May 15, 1941 – Feb. 10, 2007

Funeral services for Audrey L. Nickleberry Gaston, 65, of Marietta will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Marietta. Linden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

POLLY STEWARD MORRISON Dec. 23, 1953 – Feb. 13, 2007

Funeral services for Polly Steward Morrison, 53, of Longview will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2007

 

RUTH S. PATTILLO May 6, 1927 – Feb. 16, 2007

 

Memorial services for Ruth S. Pattillo, 79, of Texarkana, formerly of Atlanta, were held Sunday, Feb. 18 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Story officiating. Mrs. Pattillo was born in Faulkner County, Ark. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Church of Queen City and had been a resident of Texarkana the last few years. Mrs. Pattillo is survived by one son, Raymond L. Pattillo and his wife, Sheryl, of McLeod; and grandsons Dr. Christopher Pattillo and his wife, Freda, of Oil City, La., Benjamine Pattillo and his wife, Suzanne, of McLeod, and Matthew Pattillo and wife, Jennifer, of Little Rock, Ark. She was also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Serenity Hospice of Texarkana. (pd)

 

 

REV. VIRGIL A. GROVES Sept. 22, 1926 – Feb. 15, 2007

 

Funeral services for the Rev. Virgil A. Groves, 80 of Minden, La., were held Saturday, Feb. 17, at Rose-Neath Minden Chapel in Minden, La., with the Rev. Ben Jordan and the Rev. Ronnie Whitlock officiating. Interment was held at the Gardens of Memory in Minden, La. The Rev. Groves was born in Vanceville, La. He served as a guest pastor at churches in this area. The Rev. Groves is survived by his wife of 59 years, Georgia Groves; son Daniel Groves and wife, Kathy; daughter, Janet Shows and husband Charles; sisters Margaret Hill and Doris Addison; grandchildren, Jeff, David, and Eric Cobb, Brian Groves and wife, Alyse, Rebecca Aragon and husband, Jason, and Michelle Shows; and 11 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Groves was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Groves; daughter, Karen Groves Cobb; and siblings Edward, Earl, John, Mary Alice, Jewel, Audrey and Lois. (pd)

 

 

MARVIN MIKEHAEL “MIKE” WARREN May 2, 1945 – Feb. 18, 2007

 

Marvin Mikehael “Mike” Warren died Sunday, Feb. 18 at his home. He was born May 2, 1945 in Atlanta. Mike was retired from International Paper Company and was a former U.S. Marine. He was a member of the Queen City First Baptist Church. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ruby Warren, and one brother, Charles Warren. He is survived by his wife Fonda Warren of Linden; one son, Mikehael Warren and wife, Anna of Houston; two daughters, Colette Roberts and husband, Jimmy of Linden and Tammy Strutton and husband Daren of Houston; four stepsons, Bobby Robertson and wife, Kim, Ty Robertson, Mikey Robertson and Christopher Robertson, all of Ozark, Mo,; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Warren and wife, Glenda and Tim Warren and wife, Debbie of Linden; and one sister, Dean Rich of Greenwood, La. Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the First Baptist Church of Queen City. Online condolences can be made at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

RITA YDROGO Aug. 30, 1908 – Feb. 18, 2007

 

Graveside services for Rita Ydrogo, 98, of Linden will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 at Flat Creek Cemetery. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

ALTA GIBSON WELLBORN Aug. 9, 1916 – Feb. 15, 2007

 

Funeral services for Alta Gibson Wellborn, 90, of Naples, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, February 25, 2007

NANCY SWINT May 16, 1946 – Feb. 20, 2007

Memorial services for Nancy Swint, 60, of Douglassville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Douglassville Baptist Church will the Rev. Rod LaGrone and the Rev. Danny Mayton officiating. Services were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. She was preceded in death by her father, Alton Holley. Mrs. Swint was a board member of the American Cancer Society, a member of the Douglassville Cemetery Association, unit coordinator for Reach-T-Recovery, and a faithful Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Swint is survived her by husband Jim Swint of Douglassville of Douglassville; her mother Lucille Holley of Hamilton; one stepson, Kevin Swint and wife Julie of San Francisco, Calif.; one step-daughter, Sadie Rademacher and husband Gary of Hurst; three brothers, Ronald Holley and wife JoAnn of Greenville, Arnold Holley and wife Mickey of Canyon and David Holley and Helen of Hamilton; three sister-in-law Sharon Jones and husband W.R. of Edcouch; three grandchildren, Kathryn Swint, Emily Swint and Kaylee Rademacher; and two grandsons, David Rademacher and Henry Swint, The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

 

ROY PEACOCK Feb. 19, 2007 – Feb. 19, 2007

Funeral service for Roy Peacock, 66, of Huffines were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Huffines Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Markel and the Rev. J.W. Crow officiating. Interment was at Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Peacock is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Evelyn Peacock; one brother, L.E. Peacock; one sister, Sue Simmons; and one nephew, Marcus Peacock. He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Atlanta, a member of the FFA, a Cass County foster parent and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former member of the Huffines Owis basketball team. He owned and operated Peacock Grocery for many years. He was a generous man, often helping those in need with groceries and giving out candy to the children who frequented his store. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by daughters, Monica Peacock and Heather Peacock, both of Huffines; three brothers, Charles Peacock of Huffines, Kenneth Peacock and wife Della, and Neal Peacock and wife Kathy, all of Atlanta; three sisters, Claudean Prater of Huffines, Jean Klaus and husband Fred of Commerce, and Una Waites and husband James of Huffines; a special nephew, Brandon Cook; eight nieces and five other nephews. He is also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

OMER DEMENT Nov. 28, 1919 – Feb. 18, 2007

Funeral services for Omer Dement, 87, of Hughes Springs, formerly of Dallas, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the LaPrada Church of Christ of Mesquite. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

GENEVA NEWBY Aug. 8, 1915 – Feb. 20, 2007

Funeral services for Geneva Newby, 91, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

MARGARET KLOPFER May 20, 1959 – Feb. 16, 2007
Margaret Klopher, 47, of Cody, Wyo., died Feb. 16, at West Park Hospital following a long battle with cancer. She was born May 20, 1959, in Dallas, to Bobby Wilder and Marsha Campbell. She was raised by her parents, Bobby and Annette Wilder. She married the love of her life, Ralf Klopfer, in Cody, Wyo., on Feb. 26, 1995. She worked in the kitchen dietary department at West Park Hospital for eight years until she was no longer to work. She loved being outdoor, hiking and fishing. She had a deep love for animals, especially her dogs Willy and Tiffany, two cats and horse, Misty. She loved to sing and put her faith, love and trust in the Lord her savior. She loved to sing in the choir at church. In 1968, she was diagnosed with cancer, and courageously and gallantly fought the battle, always with a smile. She said, “I can face anything because I have the Lord with me always.” She is survived by her husband, Ralph Klopfer of Cody, Wyo.; her parents Bobby and Annette Wilder of Linden; four brothers, Cole Dwyer of Linden, Steve Dwyer of Fouke, Ark., Robert Wilder of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Glenn Zenitti of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Judy Harrod of Greenville, N.C., Sheila Parrish of Trinidad, Colo., and Debbie Wilder of Seattle, Wash.; nine nieces, 12 nephews and numerous family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Josephine Wilder and Earlton and Louise Harrod; her mother, Marsha Campbell; and a niece, Cassy Dwyer. Funeral services were held Feb. 21 in Cody, Wyo. Ralf’s family held a memorial on the 22nd in honor of Margaret in Mannheim, Germany. She loved Ralph’s family. Memorial services for Margaret Klopfer, 47, of Cody, Wyo. Will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at New Colony Baptist Church with the Brother Richard officiating. Margaret will be laid to rest at The New Colony Cemetery in New Colony. Thanks to TEC Inc (Tatum Excavating Company) of Texarkana for their donation toward her tombstone. (pd)

 

RAYMOND THOMAS JR. July 31, 1935 – Feb. 25, 2007
Graveside services for Raymond Thomas Jr., 71, of Huffines will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Huffines Cemetery with the Rev. J. W. Crow officiating. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Mr. Thomas was a Baptist and a Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Lee Thomas Sr. and Arie Elizabeth Claghorn Thomas; his sister, Jane Golden; and his nephew, Donald Joe Golden. Mr. Thomas is survived by one brother, Charlie Thomas and wife Beth of Azie; three sisters, Ida Farve and husband Bily and Tomie Skinner and her husband Ray, all of Atlanta, and Eleanora Richie Shreveport, La.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great-nephews, as well as other relatives and friends. The guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

CHARLES “CHUCK” WALTER Aug. 9, 1922 – Feb. 24, 2007

Funeral services for Charles “Chuck” Walter, 84, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Services were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Mr. Walter was a member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was also retired from Red River Army Depot and a WWII Battle of Bulge veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Walter of Atlanta; two sons, Stephens Walter and wife Florence of Atlanta and Timothy Walter and wife Debbie of Bayfield, Colo.; four daughters, Miriam Walter, Priscilla Walter and Susan Graham Graham and husband Ronald, all of Albuquerque, N.M., and Rebecca Thompson of Post Falls, N.M.; four sisters, Dorothy Boehk and husband John of Perrysburg, Ohio, Fannie Mae Davis and husband Eric of New Hampshire, and Betty Greiser of Ohio; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. (pd)

BILL WADDILL Dec. 15, 1912 – Feb. 23, 2007
Funeral services for Bill Waddill, 94, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard Land officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Waddill was preceded in death by his first love and wife, Una Farmer Waddill; and his second wife, Quida Kirkland Waddill; one son, Gary Waddill; one daughter, Marsha Diane Waddill; three sisters and three brothers. Survivors include one daughter, Jeanette Edwards and husband Jerry of Atlanta; two sisters, Maggie Myrick and Iris Thompson both o Odessa; five grandchildren, Jeff Edwards and wife Lisa of Grandbury, Cheryl Edwards of San Antonio, Steve Edwards of Russellville, Ark., Calvin Waddill of Atlanta of Carl Waddill of Longview; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Waddill was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church for over 60 years where he served as choir director for many years and the continued to be active local Saturday singings. He is a farmer member of the Civilian Conservation Core at the Grand Canyon and enjoyed playing cards and dominoes. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Cancer Society of the Antioch Cemetery Association. (pd)

BRO. JERRY SHARP Jan. 23, 1943 – Feb. 25, 2007
Funeral services for Bro. Jerry Sharp, 64, of Linden were held Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Bear Creek Baptist Church near Linden with Bro. Dale Carter and Bro. Earnest Hodge officiating. Burial was held at Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Bro. Sharp passed away Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Linden hospital. He was born Jan 23, 1943 in McAlister, Okla. He had worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for 43 years and was the pastor of Grace and Truth Baptist Church in Lassiter. He is survived his wife, Lynette Sharp of Linden; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Jimmy Watson of Linden; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Gwen Sharp of Jefferson; two sisters, Linda Stephens of Linden and Cheryl Rogers of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Brandon Watson, Lisa Watson, Jerrod Sharp and Kendall Sharp; one great-grandchild. Caleb Taylor; and his mother-in-law, Jaunita Surratt of Linden. Bro. Sharp was preceded in death by his parents, J.P. and Cordia Mae Sharp, and one sister, Ethel Henderson. Visitation was held at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday. Online guestbook may be signed at www.Reeder-Davis.com. (pd)

ZACHERY TIE VANATWERP Feb. 25, 2007 – Feb. 25, 2007
Graveside services for Zachery Tie Vanatwerp, infant son pf Jane Helmick and Mike Vanatwerp of Queen City, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Springdale Cemetery. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

DENNIS JAMES DUREE
Dennis James Duree Sr., 75, of Atlanta died Feb. 22 at his residence. Funeral services are pending with Hanner Funeral Service of Atlanta.

Sunday, March 4, 2007
DENNIS JAMES DUREE, SR. Aug. 19, 1931 – Feb. 22, 2007
On Feb. 22, the Duree family lost their patriarch, Mr. Dennis James Duree Sr. of Atlanta. He was a loved by all that had the honor of knowing him. Mr. Duree was born and raised in Orange. He was a retired Air Force officer, a position that offered his family the opportunity or residing around the world. He settled in the San Francisco, Calif., Bay area with first wife, Jean Duree, and their four children, Yolanda, Dennis Jr., Darnell and Denise. He was a retired employee of Golden Gate Transit where he met his second wife, Loretta Duree. He made an impact on many lives during the course of his lifetime. He was beloved by his grandchildren, stepchildren and companion, Donna Quarles. Mr. Duree has strong times to the community as a real estate property investor. He acquired many friends and loved ones. He will truly be missed. Funeral services will be held at Victory Baptist Church, 1320 Anticoch Road in Atlanta at 11 a.m. Saturday March 3, with burial to follow in the Pine Crest Cemetery and the Rev. Christopher Collins officiating. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

ZACHERY TYE VANANTWERP Feb. 25, 2007
Graveside services for Zachery Tye Vanantwerp, infant son of Jane Henlmick and Michael Vanantwerp of Queen City, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Springdale Cemetery. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Zachery was born Sunday, Feb. 25 in Texarkana and he died Feb. 25 in Texarkana. Other survivors include one brother, Robert Lynn Helmick of Queen City; grandparents, Pam and David Helmick all of Queen City; aunts and uncles, John Keene, Betty Helmick and Susie Weeks and husband Chris, all of Queen City; 10 cousins, Jacob Helmick, David, Brittany and Daniel Keene and Chris, Curtis, Devon, Marisa, Elissa, and Dax Weeks, all of Queen City. He is also survived by his great uncle and aunt Nancy and Johnny Godwin of Queen City; and a host of other family and friends. (pd)

J.A. “BO” little Aug. 20, 1931 – Feb. 27, 2007
Graveside services for J.A. “Bo” Little, 75, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Macedonia Cemetery is Miller County, Ark., with the Rev. Phil Starrett officiating. Mr. Little was a retired truck driver and was be deeply missed by his family. He was preceded in death by his Gene Little and Herbert Little. He is survived by his wife, Mary Little of Bloomburg; one son, Terry Ray Little and wife Nita Fay of Bloomburg; one daughter, Linda Sue Little of Bloomburg; and one brother, Wayne Little of Bloomburg. He is also survived by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (pd)

LLOYD COX March 4, 1923 – Feb. 26, 2007
Funeral services for Lloyd Cox, 83, of Douglasville were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Cass County. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

CHRISTINE ANN YOUNG July 16, 1916 – Feb. 28, 2007
Funeral services for Christine Ann Young, 90, of Hughes Springs will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

LOTTIE LEE ROYAL Oct. 17, 1917 – Feb. 25, 2007
Funeral services for Lottie Lee Royal, 89, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Liberty United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

 

Bobby Wayne McAdams June 23, 1947 - March 3, 2007

Funeral services for Bobby Wayne McAdams, 59, of bright Star, Ark., were held Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Ronnie Raines and the Rev. Fred Calhoun officiating. Interment was held at the Olive Branch Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. McAdams was a member of the Sand Hill Assembly of God Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired telephone technician for GTE and later worked for Valor Communications. Mr. McAdams was preceded in death by his sons, Greg McAdams and his mother, Wanda L. McAdams. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Funderburk McAdams of Bright Star, Ark.; father, Henry McAdams and wife Nona of Texarkana; daughter, Kristie Glasgow and husband Danny of Bright Star, Ark.; sister, Sandie Foote and husband Jack of Bright Star, Ark.; three grandchildren, Kaleigh Glasgow, Jacee Glasgow and Cassie Glasgow all of Bright Star, Ark.; and his mother-in-law, Virginia Funderburk of Bloomburg. Mr. McAdams is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. (pd)

 

RUBY GLASS Dec. 8, 1915 - March 4, 2007

Funeral services for Ruby Glass, 91, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the Hanner Funeral Chapel, with Mr. Tom Hooten officiating. Interment will follow at the Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. She was member of the Atlanta Church of Church. Mrs. Glass was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Raymond William Glass. he is survived by a son William Ray Glass and wife Gayle of Daingerfield; granddaughter, Katie Glass and husband Tim of College Station; one brother, John J. Harrington and wife Pauline Watkins Harrington of Atlanta; three great-grandchildren, Emma Ward, Joshua Ward, all of College Station. Mrs. Ruby is also survived by one niece, Belinda Harrington Cockrell of Snellville, Ga.; and two nephews, James Edward Henderson of Sweetwater and Dana Lynn Harrington of Bellville. (pd)

 

daniel lightfoot Sept. 23, 1932 - March 3, 2007

Funeral services for Daniel Lightfoot, 74, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 5 at New Hope Baptist Church in Bloomburg with Dr. David Baxley and Marlyse Stewart officiating. Interment was held at New Hope Cemetery in Bloomburg under the direction Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Lightfoot was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Bloomburg. He was a Mason and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Lightfoot retired from the Lone Star Steel as a radial compressor operator. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ira Lightfoot Jr., Calvin Lightfoot, Amos Lightfoot. He us survived by his wife, Fayrene McAlexander Lightfoot of Bloomburg; two sons, Mitch Lightfoot and wife Cynthia of Texarkana and Michael Lightfoot and wife Shirley of Bloomburg; one daughter and husband John Jr. of Atlanta; three brothers, John Lightfoot and wife Judy of Conroe, and Wayne Lightfoot and wife Judy and Jim Lightfoot, all of Bloomburg; one sister, Louise Fassbender and husband Wally of Big Bay, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Mary Lightfoot of Willis; and five grandchildren, Carman Hawkins of Texarkana, Lance Hawkins of McKinney, Danielle Lightfoot of Severn Md., Julia Grogan of Atlanta, and Sydney Lightfoot of Bloomburg. (pd)

 

LEON KELLEY

Funeral arrangements are pending for Leon Kelley, 54, of Atlanta, Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

J.T. "Big Jim" Everett Jr. April 21, 1943 - March 3, 2007

Funeral services for J.T. "Big Jim" Everett Jr., 66, of Hughes Springs will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis is handling the arrangements.,

 

Lessie B. James April 9, 1933 - March 4, 2007

Funeral services for Lessie B. James, 73, of Atlanta will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Roach Church of God in Christ. Community Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Sunday, March 18, 2007
BILLIE DOT SURRATT March 3, 1930 – March 12, 2007

Funeral services for Billie Dot Surratt, 7, of Linden were held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2007 at First Baptist Church in Linden, with Bro. Jackie Stanfield and Bro. Don Phelph officating. Interment was in Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Mrs. Surratt was born March 3, 1930 in Springhill, La. And passed away March 12, 2007 in a Longview hospital. Oct. 11, 1947 she married Aaron Dee Surratt.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 

EFFIE CHEATHAM April 10, 1910 - March 21, 2007

Funeral services for Effie Cheatham, 96, of Hughes Springs will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Love Chapel Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

ORA ALLISON Sept. 4, 1916 - March 15, 2007

Funeral services for Ora Allison, 90, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2007 at Pinecrest Baptist Church in Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

JOHN MITCHAM June 15, 1919 - March 15, 2007

Graveside services of John Mitcham, 87, of Lone Star were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at Woodlawn Memorial Park on Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

ROBERT NIPPER May 20, 1925 - March 16, 2007

Funeral services for Robert W. Nipper, 81, of Hughes Springs were held Monday, March 19 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

MABEL C. WILLIAMS March 14, 1914 - March 17, 2007

Funeral services for Mabel C. Williams, 93, of Hughes Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, March 25, 2007

 

VERBA LEE "BILL" GOLDEN Sept. 14, 1917 - March 18, 2007

Funeral services for Verba Lee "Bill" Golden, 89, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

ROBERT NIPPER May 20, 1925 - March 16, 2007

Funeral services for Robert W. Nipper, 81, of Hughes Springs were held Monday, March 19 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

VIRGIE EVERETT Sept. 14, 1915 - March 19, 2007

Funeral services for Virgie Everett, 91, of Omaha will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church in Naples. Services are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

 

JAMES DOUGLASS STONE May 29, 1942 - March 25, 2007

Funeral services for James Douglass Stone, 64, of Linden will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home Chapel in Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

April

Sunday, April 1, 2007

MRS. J.D. GILLEY April 3, 1915 - March 27, 2007

Graveside services Mrs. Marcelle Gilley, 91, of Atlanta will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Hanner Funeral Services is handling the handling the arrangements.

 

JOAN H. WYLAND HOPKINS Dec. 22, 1919 - March 27, 2007

Mass of Christian burial for Joan H. Wyland Hopkins, 87, of Hughes Springs will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Dangerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

 

DOYLE E. JESTER Nov. 17, 1933 - April 1, 2007

Doyle E. Jester, 73, of Queen City, died April 1. Mr. Jester was born in Bradley, Ark. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jester of Queen City; three sons, Richard Jester of Seattle, Was., Todd Jester of Panama City, Fla., and Christopher Jester of Longview; two daughters, April Durman of Queen City and Elaine Hall of Wichita; one brother Clarence Jester of Queen City; three grandsons Christopher Jester, Brandon Jester and William Jester; and two granddaughters, Sidney Jester and Marlee Durman. (pd)

 

Mrs. J. D. Gilley April 3, 1915 - March 27, 2007

Graveside services for Mrs. Marcelle Gilley, 91, of Atlanta were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta with Jon Lumbley officiating. Burial was under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. She and her husband owner and operated Gilley's General Store in Queen City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta for many years where she taught as an elementary Sunday school class for over 20 years. Mrs. Gilley was preceded in death by her husbands, Stephen B. Wolfe and J.D. Gilley; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Renelll Pilant and husband Thurman, and Bodie Hodges. She is survived by a nephew, Chuck Pilant and his wife Virginia of Sherman; a niece, Cecelia Lumbley of Longview; and one granddaughter-in-law, Amy Boland of Louisiana. (pd)

 

Howard "Blackie" W. Sheffield Jan. 11, 1932 - March 29, 2007

Funeral services for Howard "Blackie" W. Sheffield, 75 of Linden were held Sunday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Lawrence "Mole" Wells Jr. Dec. 22, 1940 - March 29, 2007

Services for Lawrence "Mole" Wells Jr., 65, of Cason were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Daingerfield-Lone Star Auditorium. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Geneva Loffer Floyd Feb. 8, 1920 - March 29, 2007

Funeral services for Geneva Loffer Floyd, 87, of Daingerfield were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at the Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

David "Glenn" Ryne Aug. 16, 1928 - April 1, 2007

Funeral services for David "Glenn" Ryne, 78, of Linden will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Hughes Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of handling the arrangements.

 

Eural Venolen Allen Jan,. 20, 1920 - March 31, 2007

Funeral services for Eural Venolen Allen, 87, of Linden will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Linden. Linden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, April 8, 2007

 

Velma Hampton March 3, 1915 - April 2, 2007

Funeral services for Velma Hampton, 92, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Howell officiating. Interment will be at Springdale Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Hampton was a charter member of the Oak Grove Quilting Club, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxillary and a life long member of the Springdale Baptist Church. Mrs. Hampton was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lucy Howell, and her husband, Wayne Hampton. She is survived by three sons, Joe Hampton and wife Marjorie of Texarkana, Floyd Hampton and wife Cynthia of Henderson and Robert Hampton and wife Patricia of Atlanta; one daughter, Lucy Clayton of Benton, La.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Springdale Cemetery Fund. (pd)

 

Virginia Young Boland May 13, 1920 - March 30, 2007

Graveside services for Virginia Young Boland, 86, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Queen City Cemetery in Queen City with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Services were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Mrs. Boland was a member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was also an active member of the AARP, American Cancer Society, Business and Professional Women's Club and Relay for Life. She also helped coordinate blood drives for United Blood Services. Mrs. Boland had also attended Baylor University. Mrs. Boland was preceded in her death by the husband, Liston Walter Boland; her grandson, Derek Keith Boland; three sisters; and one brother. She is survived by one son, L.W. Boland an d wife Diane and West Monroe, La.; one daughter, Yvonne Lee Boland of Las Vegas, Nev.; granddaughter, Jacquelyn B. Plank and her husband Jim of Monroe, La.; and one sister-in-law, Edith Boland of Shreveport, La. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. (pd)

 

William "Bill" Johnson Nov. 5, 1919 - March 30, 2007

Funeral services for William "Bill" Johnson, 87, of Daingerfield were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 6 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Daingerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Howard Lee Howard

Memorial services are pending for Howard Lee Howard, 69, of Uncertain. He died April 3, 2007.

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

 

GLEN W. HILL May 2, 1937 – Apr. 5, 2007

Funeral services for Glen W. Hill, 69, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Apr. 9, at Tanglewood Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Gary McNatt officiating. Services were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Hill was member of Tanglewood Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He also loved playing in the dirt with his boy toys, jokingly calling it a dirt word business. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be deeply missed. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his parents, R.C. and Ethel Hill. Survivors include his wife, Burlene “Peanut” Hill of Atlanta; one son, Shannon Hill and wife, Cyndi of Anchorage, Alaska; one daughter, Glenda “Nina” Young of Azle; one brother, Robert G. Hill of Plano; one sister, Gwenn Hill Johnson of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Joni Blair, Jason Young, Waylon Hill, Shayne Hill, and Grace Hill; and one great-grandchild, Logan Blair. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tanglewood Missionary Baptist Church. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

JIMMIE LeROY MOORE, SR. Nov. 27, 1941 – Apr. 8, 2007

Graveside services for Jimmie LeRoy Moore, Sr., 65, of Uncertain will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 11 at Andrews Cemetery in Karnack with the Rev. Wayne Spanhanks officiating. Interment will be held under the direction of Sullivan-Heaster Funeral Home in Marshall. Mr. Moore was in the U.S. Navy from 1961 until 1964 and he owned and operated Caddo Fish Market for seven years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Moore, Jr. and Mary Frances Denney Moore, and one nephew. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, two granddaughters, and two sisters. Memorials may be made to The Greater Caddo Lake Association, Karnack ISD, or to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.sullivanheasterfuneralhome.com. (pd)

 

MRS. J.D. GILLEY Apr. 3, 1915 – Mar. 27, 2007

Graveside services for Mrs. Marcelle Gilley, 91, of Atlanta were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar 31, at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta with Jon Lumbley officiating. Services were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Gilley was preceded in death by her husbands, Stephen B. Wolfe and J.D. Gilley; her sisters and brother-in-law, Renell Pilant and her husband, Thurman and Bodie Hodges. She and her husband owned and operated Gilley’s General Store in Queen City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta for many years where she taught an elementary Sunday school class for over 20 years. She is survived by a nephew, Chuck Pilant and his wife, Virginia of Sherman; and a niece, Cecelia Lumbley of Longview. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

JAMES DAVID HODGE Apr. 3, 2007 – Apr. 3, 2007

Graveside services for James David Hodge, infant son of Brad Hodge and Courtney (Kilgore) of Redwater, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 7, at Shadydale Cemetery in Cass. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

HOWARD WELLS ROSSER Mar. 18, 1928 – Apr. 5, 2007

Funeral services for Howard Wells Rosser, 79, of Longview were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Apr. 9 at Greggton United Methodist Church in Longview. Rader Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

THELMA WILKERSON Aug. 22, 1913 – Apr. 6, 2007

Graveside services for Thelma Wilkerson, 93, of Beaumont were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 7, at Dennis Cemetery. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

EMILIA HENOJOSA July 1, 1915 – Apr. 6, 2007

Funeral Services for Emilia Hinojosa, 91, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Apr. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

CARL WARREN

Funeral arrangements are pending for Carl Warren of Marietta who died Monday, Apr. 9. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, April 15, 2007

 

VERA ARNOLD Oct. 27, 1920 – Apr. 9, 2007

Vera Arnold passed away on Apr. 9 after a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 27, 1920 and was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Arnold and grandson Ronnie Cook. She is survived by her children, Howard Plunkett and his wife Pat of Farmers Branch, Robert Plunkett and his wife Jan of Phoenix, Az., Neal Plunkett of Columbia, S.C., Linda Heycox and her husband Stan of Australia and Paula Cook and her husband Ronnie of Queen City; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild; three sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Apr. 11 at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta, with burial to follow in the Springdale Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. LeRoy Howell officiating. Music will be provided by Tamara Shada. Pallbearers are Jon Shada, Eric Shada, Terry Plunkett, Ronnie Cook, Ricky Endsley, and Jeff Hale. (pd)

 

CHYREL LYNN AKERS Nov. 27, 1941 – Apr. 12, 2007

Funeral services for Chyrel Lynn Akers, 65, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 14 at the First Baptist Church of Huffines with the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. Burial will be held at Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Akers was a member of the Valley Grove Baptist Church in Stephenville. She enjoyed reading and crocheting in her quiet times. She was a wonderful wife, and mother, and grandmother and will be missed deeply. Mrs. Akers was preceded in death by her mother, Jo Clayton; and two brothers, Joe Neal Williams and Wayne Williams. Mrs. Akers is survived by her husband, Ommer Akers of Atlanta; four daughters, Crystal Henderson and her husband Leif of Blanco, Jenny Akers of Midland, Darlene Turpin of Atlanta, and Edi Hermes of Edmond, Okla.; her father, Hardy Williams and his wife Flo of Huffines; three brothers, Buddy Williams and his wife Nancy of Atlanta, James David Williams and wife Elizabeth of Queen City, and Jeff Williams and wife Julie of Little Rock, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, Christopher O’Neal, Dallas Turpin, Dustin O’Neal, Tanner Wilbanks, Ashley Henderson, Jennifer O’Neal, Rachel Butler, Toni Turpin, Breanna Henderson, and Preslie Farquhar. Guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

BEAU BRACKMAN Apr. 10, 2007 – Apr. 10, 2007

Graveside services for Beau Brackman, the infant son of Sarah and Jason Brackman of Bloomburg, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 13 at the New Hope Cemetery in Cass County. Hanner Funeral Service handled all the arrangements.

 

JAMES EDWARD “BUBBA” SMITH July 2, 1935 – Apr. 9, 2007

Graveside services for James Edward “Bubba” Smith, 71, of Texarkana, Ark. were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 12, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Jefferson. Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

LEONA E. SCHINDLER Aug. 12, 1912 – Apr. 9, 2007

Funeral services for Leona E. Schindler, 94, of Wilton, Wis., will be held Saturday, Apr. 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wilton. Smith-Nelson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

 

EVERLENE “EVELYN” WILLIAMS July 3, 1921 – Apr. 12, 2007

Funeral services for Everlene “Evelyn” Williams, 85, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Apr. 14, at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gene Parker and Jim Voss officiating. Interment was held at Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Williams was preceded in her death by her husbands, Garland “Dick” Alexander and Hap Williams; her parents, Mathis and Martha Ann Brown; three brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Williams was born on July 3, 1921 in Cass County and was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church. She was a member of the Atlanta Art League and was a beautician for many years. She is survived by one son, Travis G. Alexander of Queen City; one daughter, Virginia S. English and her husband, T.G. of Atlanta; two sisters, Edna Hartline and Velma Jenkins, both of Vivian, La. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Tammye Denise Fant and her husband David of Atlanta, Jeffery T. English and his wife Toni of Belpre, Oh., Gregory S. English and his wife Elizabeth of Atlanta, Donnie Alexander of Longview, and Sherry Nash and Mark Alexander of Queen City; nine great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren and numerous other friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smyrna Baptist Church Building fund. (pd)

 

LILLIE BRIDGES

Funeral arrangements for Lillie Bridges of DeKalb are pending with the Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Bridges died Friday, Apr. 13 in DeKalb.

 

 

Sunday, April 22, 2007

 

SAUL ROQUEMORE Feb. 23, 1919 – Apr. 14, 2007

Funeral services for Saul Roquemore, 88, of Pecos were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 18 at St. James Baptist Church with Joe Terry officiating. An additional service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Apr. 20, at St Paul Baptist Church under the direction of Community Mortuary. Interment was at the Bivins Cemetery. Mr. Roquemore was a long-time resident of Pecos and was a soil and water scientist, and a Baptist. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Roquemore; two sons, Fredrick A. Carter III and Saul B. Roquemore Jr.; one daughter, Fredrin C. Sterling; three brothers, Willie Lee Roquemore, Fred Douglas Roquemore, and Clayton L. Roquemore Jr.; four sisters, Goldie B. Cheatham, Ola V. Lewis, Vern Essie Weaver and Irma Jean Tucker; 10 grandchildren, Anika S. Glenn, Ayanna S. Jones, Adamis N. Sterling, Lauren R. Carter, Saul B. Roquemore III, Jessica Miramoutes, Nicole Carter, Arthor C. Roquemore, Jessica Charron-Moussignac, and Nitasha Charron-Moussignac; and two great-grandchildren, Anaya N. Avant and Kaylinne M. Jones. (pd)

 

GLENNA JANE NEWKIRK Oct. 17, 1935 – Apr. 14, 2007

Glenna Jane Newkirk, 71, of Garland was born Oct. 17, 1935 and passed away Apr. 14, 2007. She retired from GISD after 37 years of teaching and was a member of Axe Memorial United Methodist Church in Garland. She is survived by her sister, Chris Newkirk-Jumper and husband Dennis of Conway, Ark.; brother-in-law, Ray Terry of Whitehouse; two nephews, Randall Scott Jumper and wife Heidi of Sherwood, Ark., and Gregory Michael Jumper and wife Trisha of Conway, Ark.; one niece, Lori Ann Wiedower and husband Bradley of Conway, Ark.; two grand-nephews, Austin Michael Jumper and Bryan Tyler Jumper of Conway, Ark.; two grand-nieces, Morgan Jane Jumper and Bethany Renee Jumper, both of Sherwood, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chris Floyd and Mildred Ruth Newkirk, and sister, Nancy Newkirk-Terry. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, Apr. 20 at Axe Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Read and the Rev. Mike Nichols officiating. Interment followed at 10 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 21, at the Pinecrest Cemetery in Atlanta. Memorials may be made to Axe Memorial United Methodist Church of the S.P.C.A. (pd)

 

EVERLENE “EVELYN” WILLIAMS July 3, 1921 – Apr. 12, 2007

Funeral services for Everlene “Evelyn” Williams, 85, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Apr. 14, at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gene Parker and Jim Voss officiating. Interment was held at Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Williams was preceded in her death by her husbands, Garland “Dick” Alexander and Hap Williams; her parents, Mathis and Martha Ann Brown; three brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Williams was born on July 3, 1921 in Cass County and was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church. She was a member of the Atlanta Art League and was a beautician for many years. She is survived by one son, Travis G. Alexander of Queen City; one daughter, Virginia S. English and her husband, T.G. of Atlanta; two sisters, Edna Hartline and Velma Jenkins, both of Vivian, La. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Tammye Denise Fant and her husband David of Atlanta, Jeffery T. English and his wife Toni of Belpre, Oh., Gregory S. English and his wife Elizabeth of Atlanta, Donnie Alexander of Longview, and Sherry Nash and Mark Alexander of Queen City; nine great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren and numerous other friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smyrna Baptist Church Building fund. (pd)

 

MAMIE DRAPER MILLER Nov. 5, 1907- Apr. 17, 2007

Graveside services for Mimie Draper Miller, 99, of Longview will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 21, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

 

BEATRICE DURDEN Mar. 12, 1926 – Apr. 16, 2007

Funeral services for Beatrice Durden, 81, of Avinger will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 21, at WRS United Methodist Church in Avinger. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

ROBIRDA EVANS Dec. 25, 1908 – Apr. 13, 2007

Funeral services for Robirda Evans, 98, of Pittsburg will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 21, at Shady Grove Christian Church in Cason. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

 

 

WAYLON BURNS WILEY Jan. 30, 1922 – Apr. 19, 2007

 

Funeral services for Waylon Burns Wiley, 85, of Jefferson, formerly of Atlanta, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 21, at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Taylor Duncan officiating. Burial was held at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Douglasville under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Wiley was born on Jan. 30, 1922 in Douglasville and died Apr. 19, in Jefferson. He was a retired precision millright, on Army veteran of World War II and a Christian. He was preceded in death by one grandson, John Garrett Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Ora H. “Pete” Wiley of Jefferson; one son, John T. Wiley of Georgetown; one daughter, Carlyn Brady of McKinney; two step-sons, K.F. “Ricky” Peterson III and Robert E. Peterson Sr., both of Jefferson; two stepdaughters, Roxanne Wade of Karnack and Karla Rook of Waskom; two brothers, Joe B. Wiley of Atlanta and Donald Wiley of Taylor, Ark.; four sisters, Mary Burleson and Deana Pate, both of Douglassville, Barbara Turner of Atlanta and Linda Powell of Jefferson; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives. Pallbearers for the service were Billy Joe Gage, Terry Wiley, Lynn Burlson, Jackie Turner, Joey Wiley, and Dusty Wiley. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 411 University Bl., Tyler, Tx. 75701, or to the American Cancer Society. (pd)

 

WILLIE RAY “BILL” HICKS Jan. 19, 1919 – Apr. 21, 2007

Willie Ray “Bill” Hicks died Saturday, Apr. 21, in Atlanta at the age of 88. He was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Maud. He served on the “U.S.S. Indianapolis C.A. 35” U.S. Navy ship in World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Delpha Hicks; one son, Charles Hicks; one brother, Jewel Hicks; and his twin sister, Wilda Hicks. He is survived by his wife Retha Hicks of Atlanta; two daughters, Ann Hicks of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Grace Ouchley and husband Lance of Shreveport, La.; one sister, Rosie Hicks of Texarkana; and three grandchildren, Damien, Nicole and Kayla. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Apr. 23, at the Antioch Cemetery. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

FREEMAN B. HILL Jan. 28, 1927 – Apr. 19, 2007

Funeral services for Freeman B. Hill, 80, of Naples will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 25, at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Naples. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

MAXINE ALLEN

Funeral services for Maxine Allen of Shiloh are pending with the Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

JAMES EDWARD YOUNG

Funeral services for James Edward Young of Bloomburg are pending with the Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

BECKY CLEMENTS May 29, 1946 – Apr. 20, 2007

Graveside services for Becky Clements, 60, of Texarkana, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Apr. 23 at the Queen City Cemetery in Queen City. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements.

 

 

Sunday, April 29, 2007

 

 

DOYLE E. JESTER Nov. 17, 1933 – Apr. 1, 2007

Doyle E. Jester, 73, of Queen City died Apr. 1, 2007. Mr. Jester was born in Bradley, Ark. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jester of Queen City; three sons and their wives, Richard and Marina Jester of Seattle, Wash., Todd Jester of Panama City, Fla., and Christopher and Norma Jester of Longview; two daughters, April Durman of Queen City and Elaine Gibbs and husband John of Bridgeport; two stepsons, Jimmy and Steve Raines of Queen City; and one brother of Queen City. He is survived by four grandsons, Christopher Jester, Brandon Jester, William Jester, and Cody Hall; and two grand-daughters, Sydney Jester and Marlee Durman. (pd)

 

MAXINE ALLEN Oct. 7, 1940 – Apr. 19, 2007

Funeral services for Maxine Allen, 66, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Apr. 29 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

NELLIE RHENE McINTYRE Sept. 9, 1920 – Apr. 23, 2007

Funeral services for Nellie Rhene McIntyre, 86, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Apr. 27, at the First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

JAMES EDWARD YOUNG, SR. Jan. 25, 1944 – Apr. 22, 2007

Funeral services for James Edward Young Sr., 63, of Bloomburg were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Apr. 27 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Bloomburg. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

DUSTIN OTIS Sept. 29, 1985 – Apr. 15, 2007

Funeral services for Dustin Otis, 21, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

 

JAMES EVERRETT SMITH Aug. 10, 1926 – Apr. 26, 2007

Surrounded by his loved ones, James Everett Smith peacefully went to Heaven Thursday, Apr. 26, after a battle with cancer and pneumonia. James was born in Paris to Ben and Ruth Smith. He graduated from high school and attended Centenary College in Shreveport, La. He left college to join the Army. After serving his country, James returned to college but decided that he could use the entrepreneurial skills that he had acquired to make a living. After courting and falling in love with a beautiful woman he called Polly, he married Pauline Parker Oct. 5, 1947, and enjoyed 59 unbelievable years with her. James continued to use his strong business skills and bought Nat Hayes locker plant in Atlanta. He changed the name to Smith’s Frozen Foods and people from miles around had to make appointments to have their animals slaughtered and processed because business was so good. From this endeavor, James bought cows and a feed lot and continued to operate the locker plant. James used the resources he had saved and invested in another business called the Atlanta Electric Motor Company. He opened a miniature golf course in Atlanta and continued to enjoy success as a leading businessman in East Texas. James then ventured into the building and construction business and developed a subdivision in Atlanta called the Green Hills Addition. He eventually built the Best Western motel, restaurant and club on Loop 59 in Atlanta. After James retired, he developed a passion for race horses. He enjoyed breeding and racing these horses all around the country. One of hes favorite things was to stand in the winner’s circle surrounded by his family, friends and winning horse. James is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Ruth Smith, and one grandson, Clint Self. James is survived by his wife, Polly, of Atlanta; three daughters and son-in-laws, Teresa and Jack Powell of Shreveport, La., Susan and Wesley Self of Texarkana, Ark., and Nancy and Chuck Rice of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Greg Powell and Amanda Powell of Shreveport, Spider Self of Wake Village, and Sam Rice and Ben Rice of Atlanta; and three great-grandchildren, Sierra, Parker and Austin. He is also survived by one sister, Virginia Carter of Atlanta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Buzz and Ernestine Smith of Texarkana and Jerry and Beverly Smith of Stonewall, La.; and many nieces, nephews and family friends. Services were held at Hanner Funeral Chapel Sunday, Apr. 29, at6 2 p.m. with Wes Chambers officiating. Burial was in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

DRUEY LEON POLLARD

Graveside services for Druey Leon Pollard, 41, of Bivins were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, at Bivins Community Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. He died Apr. 25.

 

 

Sunday, May 6, 2007

 

 

ALEXANDRA DAWN RODGERS Nov. 20, 1989 – Apr. 28, 2007

Funeral services for Alexandra “Alex” Dawn Rodgers, 17, of Hughes Springs were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3 at Veal Switch Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

JACK WAYNE GOREE June 22, 1937 – Apr. 30, 2007

Funeral services for Jack Wayne Goree, 69, of Ore City were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at Ore City Church of Christ. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

LEWIS DEAVER Aug. 17, 1941 – Apr. 30, 2007

Memorial services for Lewis Deaver, 65, of Lone Star were held at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cason. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

MARIE R. DAVIS March 31, 1924 – May 6, 2007

Graveside services for Marie R. Davis, 83, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Hanner funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mrs. Davis was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church 65-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in her death by her husband, Sidney Davis. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Davis Wilkins and husband Stan of Atlanta; and three grandchildren Stanley Wilkins Jr. of Tyler, Benjamin Wilkins of Austin and April Wilkins of Austin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Watson Cemetery in Bivins. (pd)

BRILLIE HENDERSON
Funeral arrangements are pending for Brillie Henderson, 101, of Queen City, who died May 4. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, May 13, 2007

 

MARSHALL SCOTT BRYAN Feb. 20, 1949 – May 7, 2007

Marshall Scott Bryan, 58, of Atlanta died Monday, May 7, 2007 in his home. Mr. Bryan was born Feb. 20, 1949 in Pratt, Kan. He was a stockbroker and financial advisor for 30 years. Mr. Bryan opened Capital Investment Services in Atlanta in 1989. More recently he owned Scott Bryan Investment Services in Texarkana. He was a competitive weight lifter in his younger years. He was also an avid fisherman and car enthusiast. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Mr. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and June Bryan. He is survived by his wife Dianne Bryan of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Carrie Bryan of Van Buren, Ark.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mitchell and Bobbi Hill of Atlanta; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Jim and Rachel Magee of Birmingham, Ala., and Jason and Rabecca Hall of Tyler; and one sister, Joan Bryan of Kingman, Kan. He adored his nine grandchildren, Megan Pitts, Jeremy Bryan, Chloe and Thomas Hill, Clayton and Maggie Magee, Will, Allie, and Ben Hall. Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

ANGIE MILLER Apr. 10, 1928 – May 9, 2007

Funeral services for Angie Miller, 79, of Atlanta will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Atlanta Church of Christ with Mr. John Baker officiating. Interment will be held at Laws Chapel in Cass County. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Atlanta Church of Christ and a member of the National Evangelism with Sojourners. Survivors include her husband Rogers Miller of Atlanta; two sons, Gary Miller and wife, Jody of Phoenix, Az., and Randy Miller and wife, Elaine of Pensacola, Fl., one daughter, Mary Brown and her husband, Tommy of Atlanta; one sister, Delores Coffey and her husband, Larry of Bloomfield, N.M.; eight grandchildren, Blake Miller, Erin Miller, Dru Miller, Ashley Buckner, Will Thorton, Kyle Brown, Christan Brown, and Greg Brown; and one special friend, Faye Green. (pd)

 

MAGGIE LEE SHARRER Nov. 11, 1919 – May 9, 2007

Graveside services for Maggie Lee Sharrer, 87, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta with the Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Mrs. Sharrer was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta, where she served as church secretary for many years, and was past president of the United Methodist Women’s Organization. She enjoyed needlepoint and traveling, having traveled to all 50 states. She will be missed. Mrs. Sharrer was preceded in death by one daughter, Sylvia Patricia Cobb. She is survived in death by her husband, J.S. Sharrer, Jr. of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, John S. Sharrer, III, and wife, Sue of Queen City; five grandchildren, Sara Sharrer Gildon of Omaha, Kirk Cobb of Ft. Gibson, Okl. Brittney Sharrer of Longview, Janee’ Watkins of Atlanta, and Chad Davis of Texarkana; and seven grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta. (pd)

 

ELLISSA MICHELLE WEEKS Feb. 10, 2007 – May 8, 2007

Graveside services for Ellissa Michelle Weeks, infant daughter of Susie and Chris Weeks, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Springdale Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Dupree officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. She is also survived by four brothers, Chris Jr., Curtis, Devon, and Dax; two sisters, Mirissa and Christina; her maternal grandparents, David and Pam Helmick; paternal grandmother, Susan Kirkland; paternal great-grandparents, James and Carol McCormack, two uncles, Justin Weeks and his wife, Amber, and their children, Gracie, Sam and Paitynn, and John Keen and his children, David, Brittney, and Daniel; two aunts, Betty Helmick and her son Jacob and Jane Helmick and her son Robert; one great-uncle and aunt, Johnny Godwin and wife, Nancy, all of Queen City. Ellissa was preceded in her death by one cousin, Zackery Vanantwerp. (pd)

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

 

LOUISE CARNEY AMENT

Louise Carney Ament was born on Massey Street in Atlanta on January 23, 1911. She was the youngest daughter of Judge Hugh Carney and Willie Matthews Carney. Mrs. Ament attended Centenary Collage and graduated from East Texas Baptist University. She taught school in Atlanta retiring in 1976. Mrs. Ament joined the First Baptist Church in 1924. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, and a past president of the Atlanta Woman’s Club. She is survived by her son, John S. Ament and his wife, Beverly of Jacksonville; her daughter, Jane King and her husband Buddy of Arlington; her grandsons, Jeremy Ament and his wife Linley of Fayetteville, Ark., and Jason Ament of Hickory, N.C.; one granddaughter, Mary Louise Hughes and her husband Kenneth of Waco; and her great-grandson, Preston King Hughes; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14 at the First Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Crest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Public Library or to the First Baptist Church of Atlanta. (pd)

 

VERNA ELLIS June 18, 1931 – May 11, 2007

Memorial services for Verna Ellis, 75, of West Sacramento, Calif., will be held at a later date in June. Mrs. Ellis passed away on May 11, 2007 with her daughter Julie by her side. Mrs. Ellis waas very involved in her community in West Sacramento, Calif., where she was a historian. She was a member of the DAR, Sacramento Historical Society, West Sacramento Historical Society, the Genealogical Society, the Moose Club, the Discovery Museum (where she enjoyed her work), the Old Sacramento Cemetery and Railroad, and she played a major role in the restoration for the Port of Sacramento Historical Society. She also volunteered her time to the Red Cross where she was deployed for the Missouri floods and the Los Angeles earthquakes. She recently received an award for being Chairperson for the West Sacramento Commission on Aging. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be missed by all that loved her. Mrs. Ellis is survived by her sons, Randy Ringsby of Minnesota and Rick Ringsby of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Lori Gardner of Tulsa, Okla., Karen Ellis of West Sacramento, Calif., and Julie Dillard of Atlanta, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank: St. Michael Healthcare Center, especially Dr. Wade, Dr. Echols and Dr. Urbina and their staff; St. Michael Rehab hospital, Dr. Patel and staff; Atlanta Memorial Hospital, especially Dr. Henderson, Dr. Dave Morris, Dr. O’Kelley and Dr. Balachandran; New Hope Cancer Institute of Texarkana; and most of all to the staff of Rose Haven Retreat for the excellent compassion and care. Thank you for being such a special friend, Mrs. Skippy “Thelma” Adcock from Louise. (pd)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

 

DEAN DUPREE May 30, 1933 – May 15, 2007

Funeral services for Dean Dupree, 73, of Huffines will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Cowan and the Rev. Ronnie Raines officiating. Internment will follow at the Laws Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Mr. Dupree served in the U.S. Army for 26 years and was in Vietnam for three tours of duty. He was stationed in Alaska and Germany also. He was a small engine mechanic operating Dean’s Small Engine Repair. He was also a Baptist, a member of the Huffines Community Center Club, past Fire District 1 vice president, lifetime member of the VFW and N.C.O.A. and a member of the Cass County Genealogical Society. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Dupree, of Huffines; three brothers, Donald Dupree and his wife, Alline of Atlanta, Ronnie Dupree and his wife, Diane of Benton, Ark., and Ronald Dupree and his wife, Judy of Atlanta; two sisters, Annette Easley and her husband, J.C. of Atlanta and Neta Harper and her husband Clint of Wake Village. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Piney Grove Baptist Church, 3628 Texas Hwy.77 West, Atlanta, Tx., 75551; Cass Co. Gear, P.O. box 88, Atlanta, Tx., 75551; or to the charity of your choice. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

DARLA LENEE MCCULLOCH Dec. 1, 1968 – May 15, 2007

Funeral services for Darla Lenee McCulloch, 38, of Bloomburg were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Friendship Baptist Church in Bloomburg with the Rev. Phil Starrett officiating. Internment followed at the Macedonia cemetery in Miller Co., Ark. under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Ms. Mcculloch was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Bloomburg, where she worded in the children’s church. She volunteered her time to the homeless shelter, Christian Fellowship food pantry, and to the clothing ministry in Bloomburg. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Earnest and Tootsie Jones of Bloomburg and J.L. and Lucy McCulloch of Dallas, and Ivie Lemonds of Hurst; and her beloved aunt, Judy Brimage, also of Bloomburg. She is survived by her parents, Harry Don and Barbara McCulloch of Bloomburg; two sisters, Twyla Sprayberry and her husband, Garland of Atlanta and Lyla Garrett and her husband, Wade of Bloomburg; three nephews, Kevin Sprayberry, Scooter McCulloch, and Hunter Garrett; and two nieces, Aquila Sprayberry nad Destiny Garrett. She is also survived by numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

HELEN WOODS Apr. 27, 1912 – May 14, 2007

Graveside services for Helen Woods, 95, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Union Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Woods enjoyed telling people that she was born the same year the Titanic sank. She attended Schumpert Nursing School in Shreveport, La. Mrs. Woods was a pianist and loved flowers. She also was a devoted housewife and mother but her pride and joy were her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Woods and her parents, Christiana Anola and Charles Henry King. Survivors include one son, Michael Woods and his wife, Dianna of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Jason Chischilly of Bisbee, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Jason, and Jonathan. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher Woods, Jason Chischilly, Jonothan Woods, Doden King, and Jay Woods. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

LEON BRIDWELL Jul. 25, 1943 – May 14, 2007

Graveside services for Leon Bridwell, 63, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17 at Antioch Cemetery. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

 

MRS. MURDELL WESTMORELAND CARR May 3, 1930 – May 20, 2007

Mrs. Murdell Westmoreland Carr, 77, of McLeod passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2007 in Texarkana. She was born on May 3, 1930 at Wilson and married William James “Bill” Carr on July 28, 1948 and they moved to McLeod in 1953. Survivors include one brother, Pedro Westmoreland and his wife, Pat of Comanche; and two sisters, Tommye Tucker of DeLeon and Bonnie Norton and her husband, Harley of Woodland, Calif. She and Bill have two daughters, Linda Goins Farmer and her husband, Dewey of McLeod and Billie Gale Platt and her husband, Bobby of Vivian, La.; four grandchildren, Phillip Humphrey Sr. and his wife, Cindy of McLeod and Dennis Farmer of Hallsville, Luella Horn and her husband, James of McLeod, and William Platt of Vivian, La.; four great-grandchildren, Phillip Humphrey Jr., Austin and Presley Humphrey, and Hailey Horn all of McLeod; and one cat named Many Toes of Vivian, La. She was a member of the Good Exchange Baptist Church in McLeod. She worked for Summerfield Manufacturing Company in Vivian, La. setting hip pockets in men’s pants. Later she worked for Wal-Mart in Vivian, La. where she was in the shoe department and a door greeter. She was well liked by her co-workers and the many customers she met while working. Murdell’s hobbies were growing plants and she really had a green thumb. She also liked sewing and flower arranging. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the Good Exchange Baptist Church in McLeod, with the Rev. Austin Lewis officiating. Internment followed in the Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

DARLENE LITTLE May 14, 1932 – May 17, 2007

Funeral services for Darlene Little, 75, of McLeod were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Good Exchange Baptist Church in McLeod with the Rev. Gary Bazar and the Rev. Jeff Story officiating. Internment was followed at the Good Exchange Cemetery. Mrs. Little was a member of the Good Exchange Baptist Church and volunteered at the Atlanta Memorial Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Roxanne Bressert and her husband, William of Gig Harbor, Wash.; five brothers, Al Bemiss of Sedona, Ariz., Terry Bemiss of Elm Creek, Neb., Robert Bemiss of Parker, Ariz., Carroll Bemiss of Hutchinson, Kan., and William Bemiss of Newton, Kan.; six stepchildren, Loretta Milan and Kathey McKnight, both of McLeod, Eddie Tolleson of Texarkana, Ark., Lela Splawn of New Boston, Sandy Knott of Springdale, Ark., and Dianne Zachary of Newport, Ark. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Timothy Bressert and Gabrielle Bressert both of Gig Harbor, Wash., William “Billy” McKnight, Beth McKnight, Matthew Milam, and Ashley Milam; and four great-grandchildren, Harper McKnight, Reagan McKnight, Isaac McKnight and Jonathan McKnight. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements. (pd)

 

Sunday, May 27, 2007

 

ERMA MADGE WEAVER-BURRITT Aug. 3, 1924 – May 17, 2007

Funeral services for Erma Madge Weaver-Burritt, 82, formerly of New Market, Iowa, daughter of Dee and Florence Weaver were held on Tuesday, May 22 in the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa. Pastor Dan Wiebesiek of the New Market United Methodist Church officiated. Mrs. Burritt passed away on May 17 following a long battle with cancer. Erma graduated in 1942 from Clarinda Iowa High School and moved to California. She worked the War years at Douglas Air Force Base where she met and married a sailor, Donald M. Burritt on March 21, 1944. She was a member of the New Market United Methodist Church where she was church treasurer. In Arkansas, she was mom to all that met her. Preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Florence Weaver; her husband, Donald in 1982; three sisters, Gwyn Anderton, Jean Trippy and Patricia Brown. She is survived by six children and their spouses, Marsha and Eddie Forde of Childress, Randall Burritt of Doddridge, Ark., Richard Burritt of Denver, Col., Don and Laura Burritt of Odessa, Linda and William Payne of Dodridge, Ark., and DeAnn and Willie Kirby of Dodridge, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Lisa, Mark, Terra, Donnie, Brandi, J.J., Angie, and Jeremy Don; and seven great-grandchildren, Chance, Chelsea, Ryann, Collen, Rylin, Sierra, and Landon. (pd)

 

MARTH DRIGGARS Mar. 11, 1920 – May 22, 2007

Funeral services for Martha Driggars, 87, of Queen City were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary McNatt officiating. Internment followed in Springdale Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Driggars was born in Caddo Parish, La., and was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church in Atlanta. She loved working in her flower beds. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Driggars and one son, Willie Driggars. Mrs. Driggars is survived by a loving family of nieces and nephews and a host of great friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tanglewood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 963, Atlanta, Tx. 75551 or to the charity of choice. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

WOODIE M. AYERS Apr. 23, 1920 – May 21, 2007

Funeral services for Woodie M. Ayers, 87, of Jefferson were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

ALBERT L. AYERS Nov. 26, 1928 – May 21, 2007

Graveside services for Albert L. Ayers, 78, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Hughes Springs Cemetery. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

JAMES ROBERT ‘JIMMY’ BARKER Jan. 19, 1923 – May 23, 2007

Graveside services for James Robert ‘Jimmy’ Barker, 84, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25 at Center Grove Cemetery. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

 

MORRIS R. ROB MAYNOR Aug. 6, 1938 – Feb. 6, 2007

Rob Maynor was born Morris Robert Maynor August 6, 1938 in Greensboro, N.C. He was 68 when he passed away Feb. 6, 2007 at 1:00 a.m. in Reseda Calif. Maynor attended junior high and high school in Atlanta. His parents were Morriss and Annie Russell Maynor. While in high school, Maynor played the tenor sax in both the marching band and the swing band. He was also the first State Champion Poetry Reader in the region. Maynor went on to graduate from the University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor degree of fine Arts. He was also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. After completing his military service as a U.S. Naval Officer lieutenant junior grade, Maynor settled in Los Angeles, Calif., where he worked for 28 years a television publicist, including long term positions with CBS and NBC. In 1995, Maynor trained for a new career, returning to collage, and became a certified alcohol and drug counselor, a field in which he worked until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of the Publicists Guild, the Writers Guild of America and California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. In addition, he was the author of the play, “Denial” two books, “How to Get $1,000,000 Free Publicity” and “Money Management for Beginners” and was co-lyrist of the song “If I Were Santa Clause”. Maynor was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jeffery Scott Maynor. He is survived by his significant other, Sandra Rader, two daughters, Mrs. Robin Cloward and Mrs. Alexandra Chamberlain and four grandchildren, Fiona, Rory, Ethan, and Elizabeth; and a brother, Russell Maynor. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the charity Habitat for Humanity or the Smile Train would be appreciated by the family. (pd)

 

JAMES GREGORY “GREG” TYSON Apr. 2, 1964 – May 28, 2007

Funeral services for James Gregory “Greg” Tyson, 43, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Hanner Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Chris Cowan and the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Hanner Funeral Services. Mr. Tyson was a member of the Smyrna Babtist Church and worked offshore for B.J. Services for 17 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley and fishing. He passed away from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lee and Pauline Shehee, and his paternal grandparents, Roy and Ruby Tyson. Survivors include his mother, Arlone Tyson of Queen City; his father, Freddy Tyson and wife Carolyn of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Sara Tyson of Queen City; one daughter, Ashley Tyson and her mother MaryAnne of Queen City; one aunt, Betty Gardner of Bloomburg; and one uncle, Henry Shehee of Kaufman. The guestbook may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

 

ZODELLA FRAZIER EVANS Mar. 29, 1924 – May 22, 2007

Funeral services for Zodella Frazier Evans, 83, of Cason were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at Shady Grove Christian Church in Cason. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled all the arrangements.

 

WAYMON BOYD Nov. 10, 1927 – May 20, 2007

Funeral services for Waymon Boyd, 79, of Naples were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at Antioch Baptist Church in Naples. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

MILDRED MARIE BASH July 4, 1912 – May 28, 2007

Funeral services for Mildred Marie Bash, 94, of Linden will be held on Saturday, June 2 in Kohoka, Mo., under the direction of Wilson Funeral Homes. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Homes is handling the local arrangements.

 

JUNE

Sunday, June 3, 2007

 

WOODY “LAWNMOWER MAN” LOWE, SR. Jul. 16, 1947 – May 28, 2007

Woody ‘Lawnmower Man’ Lowe Sr.,59, of Queen City passed away May 28 in Texarkana after a short illness. Mr. Lowe was born on Jul. 16, 1947 in Waxahachie. Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife, Shirley Lowe of Queen City; one son, Woody ‘Frog’ Lowe, Jr. and his wife, Tammy of Queen City; two daughters, Diana Brown and her husband, Chris of Texarkana and Michelle Lowe of Queen City. Mr. Lowe is also survived by three grandsons, Austin J. Lowe of Queen City, Colby Brown of Texarkana, Ark., and Cody Kammerer of Plainsville, Ind.; seven granddaughters, Alaina Lowe, Kaci Lowe, Tori Lowe, Shantera Lowe, Adriane’ Lowe and KaLee Lowe all of Queen City and Kristen Delese of Texarkana. He is also survived by one step-mother, Corena Lowe of Wolf City and one special nephew, Jeremy J. Lowe of Ft. Worth; one brother, Alvin Lowe and his wife, Robin of Colorado; four sisters, Wynell Harris and her husband, Chester of Greenville, Cathy Spurlock of Commerce, Sherry Dell of Dallas, and Wanda Lowe of Commerce; and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Lowe is preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Peggy Frances Lowe and one brother, Jay E. Lowe. Mr. Lowe was the song leader and a Sunday school teacher at O’Farrel Baptist Church for many years and he enjoyed tinkering with small engines. He loved his lady, his children and grandchildren dearly and will be very deeply missed. Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31 at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Bro. Louis Pate and Joe Stone officiating. Internment followed at the O’Farrel Cemetery in Cass Co. under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

DARLENE LITTLE May 14, 1932 – May 17, 2007

Funeral services for Darlene Little, 75, of McLeod were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Good Exchange Baptist Church in McLeod with the Rev. Gary Bazar and the Rev. Jeff Story officiating. Internment was followed at the Good Exchange Cemetery. Mrs. Little was a member of the Good Exchange Baptist Church and volunteered at the Atlanta Memorial Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Roxanne Bressert and her husband, William of Gig Harbor, Wash.; five brothers, Al Bemiss of Sedona, Ariz., Terry Bemiss of Elm Creek, Neb., Robert Bemiss of Parker, Ariz., Carroll Bemiss of Hutchinson, Kan., and William Bemiss of Newton, Kan.; six stepchildren, Loretta Milan and Kathey McKnight, both of McLeod, Eddie Tolleson of Texarkana, Ark., Lela Splawn of New Boston, Sandy Knott of Springdale, Ark., and Dianne Zachary of Newport, Ark. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Timothy Bressert and Gabrielle Bressert both of Gig Harbor, Wash., William “Billy” McKnight, Beth McKnight, Matthew Milam, and Ashley Milam; and four great-grandchildren, Harper McKnight, Reagan McKnight, Isaac McKnight and Jonathan McKnight. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements. (pd)

 

TRAVIS W. FINDLEY Apr. 9, 1947 – May 29, 2007

Private memorial services for Travis W. Findley, 60, of Daingerfield will be held at a later date. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

NEVA M. BURLESON Dec. 5, 1923 – May 31, 2007

Funeral services for Neva M Burleson, 83, of Hughes Springs are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

JANIS COPELAND Aug. 31, 1974 – May 25, 2007

Graveside services for Janis Copeland, 32, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Antioch Cemetery. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
THELMA ANNIE JACKSON Jan. 4, 1910 – Jun. 3, 2007

A proud native of Texas, Thelma Jackson was born Jan. 4, 1910 in Bryans Mill. She married Paul Jackson and they moved to Atlanta in 1930. As a young woman she earned a degree from business-college and worked in the insurance business for many years. A life-long member of the First Methodist Church in Atlanta, she enjoyed teaching children and youth for nearly 30 years. She leaves a legacy of lives that will forever be touched by her love of Christ. She loved laughing and caring for people. As a strong woman of prayer, her Bible and a copy of the Upper Room were always by her side. She loved cooking, hosting parties, travelingand the beautiful piney woods of east Texas. Avid campers, she and her husband, Paul, were always in their Holiday Rambler trailer on their way to Caddo Lake, Atlanta State Park, or other points beyond. She will be missed by her family and friends alike. Survivors include her two grandchildren, Drew Dickens and Amy Keller, and their spouses, Laurie Dickens and Rick Keller; her four great-grandchildren, Brad and Wesley Dickens, and Jackson and Julia Keller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jackson and her daughter, Dorothy Ann Dickens-Nesbitt. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jun. 5 at the First Methodist Church in Atlanta, followed by a graveside service at Pine Crest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that all gifts to be made to the building fund for the First Methodist Church in Atlanta or Cedar Grove Chapel in Bryans Mill. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. Hanner Funeral Service handled all the arrangements. (pd)

 

TODD DUNCAN VANDEVENDER May 30, 1969 – Jun. 1, 2007

Funeral services for Todd Duncan VanDevender, 38, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jun. 4 at the First Baptist Church of Atlanta with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Internment was held at the Springdale Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Todd is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, E.L. and Caron Cumberland and his paternal grandparents, E.O. and Loraine VanDevender. He was born in Pascagoula, Miss., and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. He loved the water and the woods, fishing and hunting, whatever was in season. Mr. VanDevender is survived by his parents, Pat and Gerald VanDevender of Atlanta; two sons, Tyler and Tristen VanDevender of Atlanta; two brothers, Doug VanDevender of Plain Dealing, La. and Brad ‘Peanut’ VanDevender of Queen City; and one sister, Jan VanDevender of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Atlanta of to the charity of your choice. (pd)

 

SARAH MITCHELL

Services for Sarah Mitchell, 83, of Atlanta are pending with Hanner Funeral Service. She died Friday, Jun. 1.

 

CLAY DAVIS Jul. 18, 1918 – Jun. 3, 2007

Clay Davis was born on July 18, 1918 and began his heavenly journey June 3, 2007 at the age of 88. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Paris. Clay was a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a businessman, and friend. His work ethic and honesty were appreciated by all who knew him. He volunteered to serve his country in World War II, utilizing his engineering and building skills. He enlisted November 1942 in Dallas for the 334 Engineers, training at Camp Claiboure, La. He served overseas until October 1945 with the Persian Gulf Command and in the European Theater of Operations in France and Germany. He wrote letters to his wife describing the events, terrains, and architecture of buildings, roads and bridges such as a bridge built on the Rhine River for General Patton and his troops to cross. Clay loved sports, football, basketball, and in particular a devoted Ranger fan (win or loose). Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lamotie Davis; three brothers, Ragsdale, Ralph, and D.J.; four sisters, Ruth, Elizabeth, Marie and Eunice; and his wife of 66 years, Marge Carrington Davis and a baby daughter. He is survived by his brother Tom L. Davis, Jr. of Fort Worth; two sons and daughters in-law, Michal ‘Clay’ and Lyn Davis of Richardson, Art and Betty Davis of Emory; three grandchildren and their spouses, Arthur ‘Clay’ and Lisa Davis of Carthage, Kym and Jim Rogers of Bethesda, Md., Gene and Jennifer Davis of Richardson; five great-grandchildren, Katie Rae Davis, Martin Wade Davis, Austin ‘Clay’ Davis, James Davis Rogers, and Michael Thomas Rogers and many nieces and nephews. The name ‘Clay’ will be preserved in many generations to come. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2007 at the First Baptist Church Building in Atlanta with burial to follow at the Pine Crest Cemetery. Donations can be made in memory of Clay Davis to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 306 Baker Street Atlanta, Tx. 75551. On-line registration can be make at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. Hanner Funeral Service handled all the arrangements. (pd)

 

MORRIS ORVILLE ‘DUKE’ WATSON Sept. 13, 1915 – Jun. 2, 2007

Graveside services for Morris Orville ‘Duke’ Watson, 91, of Fort Worth were held at 10 a.m. June 5, at Cave Springs Cemetery. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

MARTHA CLARECE RUST Feb. 12, 1926 – May 31, 2007

Funeral services for Martha Clarece Rust, 81, of Hughes Springs were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jun. 3 at the Church of Christ in Daingerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

WILLIE MCRAY ANDREWS

Funeral services for Willie McRay Andrews were held 1 p.m. Sunday, Jun. 3 at Shady Grove Church of Christ in Jefferson. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

DENNIS DEWAYNE SHEW Jul. 10, 1949 – May 13, 2007

Funeral services for Dennis DeWayne Shew, 57, of Deadwood were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 2 at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel. Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home handled all the arrangements.

 

Sunday, June 10, 2007

 

BOYCE E. FORE Jan. 17, 1937 – Jun. 2, 2007

Boyce E. Fore, 70, of Bernardo passed away on Jun. 2, 2007 in Austin. He was born Jan. 17, 1937 in Linden, the son of James Franklin and Pauline Kirkland Fore. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jun. 9, 2007 at First Baptist Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Boyce is survived by his wife, Delores Sullivan Fore of Bernardo; mother-in-law, Gladys Sullivan of Bernardo; daughter, Kathy Sturm and her husband, Eddie of Columbus; sons, Glenn and Greg Fore of Bernardo and Matt Fore and his wife, Cheryl of San Angelo; sisters, Veneda Lance and her husband, W.D. and Charlott Brimer and her husband, Freddie of Atlanta; brother, James Fore and his wife, Mary of Texarkana; five grandchildren, Stephanie Sturm, Taylor, Noah, James and Adam Fore; sister in-law, Pam Moore and her husband, Joe of Bernardo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and his father in-law, Delbert Sullivan. Pallbearers are Craig, Heath and Joshua Moore, Jody Fore, Freddie Brimer, and W.D. Lance. Honorary pallbearers are all the deacons of the First Baptist Church in Columbus. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church General Scholarship Fund, 1700 Milam Street, Columbus, Texas 78934. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Henneke Funeral Home, Ltd. (pd)

 

J.M. ‘MACK’ CORBETT Dec. 31, 1918 – Jun. 6, 2007

Funeral services for J.M. ‘Mack’ Corbett, 88, of Linden were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jun. 8 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Mr. Corbett was a United States Army Veteran having served in W.W. II. He was a scout master and baseball coach in Richardson. He owned the Dur-Mack Printing Company in Richardson and was owner/operator of the Lion’s Head Ranch in Linden. He was also a Mason and a Shriner and a wonderful daddy and granddaddy. He will be deeply missed. Mr. Corbett is preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Corbett and one son, Barry Corbett. Mr. Corbett is survived by his son Charles Corbett and his wife, Chie of Mesquite; one daughter, Barbara Williams and her husband, Walter of Princeton; one brother, Jake Corbett and his wife, Marie of Waco. Mr. Corbett is also survived by nine grandchildren, Mick Meyer, Daniel Mayer, Thomas Meyer, Monica Meyer, Mika Williams, Heath Williams, David Corbett, Jason Corbett, and Aimie Corbett-Miller; and 18 grandchildren and two special nieces, Joyce Shelton and Becky Frances; one special grand-niece, Karen and numerous other nieces and nephews. (pd)

 

JAMES A. FRANCIS May 14, 1927 – Jun. 6, 2007

Funeral Services for James A. Francis, 80, of McLeod will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 9 at Good Exchange Baptist Church in McLeod with the Rev. Austin Lewis, Rev. Wayne Mintor and Rev. Gary Bazor officiating. Internment will follow in Good Exchange Cemetery under the direction of McGuire Funeral Home. Mr. Francis was born in Delight, Ark., and was a retired pump repairman and sales representative for Jeems Bayou Production with 33 years of service. He was a member of Good Exchange Baptist Church where he was an active deacon. Mr. Francis was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Gideon’s International, a member of the McLeod school district with 11 years of service on the board, the Good Exchange Cemetery board, McLeod volunteer water works for 25 years and a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Lena Francis, and one brother,m Jackie Francis. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruby Francis of McLeod; one daughter, Mitzi Francis of Bloomburg; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Marty Francis of McLeod, Mitch and Becky Francis of Atlanta, and Mike and Yvonne Francis of Vivian, La.; one sister, Modene Francis of Atlanta; one brother, Johnny Francis and his wife, Patsy of Shreveport, La.; one sister-in-law, Pat Walker of DeBerry; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. (pd)

 

BETH DAVIS MAYS Nov. 13, 1918 – Jun. 4, 2007

‘Mama Beth’ was born November 13, 1918 in Atlanta. She was an honor graduate of Atlanta High School where she played xylophone and tennis. She earned a bachelor degree in music education from Texas Women’s University. As a young woman she operated a pre-school and a kindergarten in her parents’ house, and then taught primary school in both Atlanta and McLeod. Beth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta and the What-So-Ever Sunday school class. She was a founding member of the Atheneum Study Club and served as a volunteer for both the hospital and the library. In her youth she was an accomplished equestrian. She was an avid reader, gardener, and bird watcher, and enjoyed cooking bountiful meals for her large family. Beth possessed a special gift for ministering to others, and throughout her life worked tirelessly to care for a multitude of aging and ailing friends and family members. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Tom J. Mays, her parents, D.V. and Aurelia Howe Davis, and one brother, John Daverne ‘Bubba’ Davis. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Craig Innes of Dallas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Julia Mays and Jeff and Lee Mays, all of Atlanta; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jun. 7 at the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta. Burial was held at Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta of to another favorite charity. (pd)

 

SARAH MITCHELL Nov. 11, 1923 – Jun. 1, 2007

A memorial service for Sarah Mitchell, 83, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 13 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

 

MABLE NULPH Aug. 20, 1919 – Jun. 6, 2007

Graveside services for Mable Nulph, 87, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jun. 8 at the Hughes Springs Cemetery. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

TINA CHUMLEY MILLS Mar. 21, 1930 – Jun. 3, 2007

Funeral services for Tina Chumley Mills, 77, of Dallas were held Wednesday, Jun. 6 at Clarksville Funeral Home. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

LOUISE PEPPERS Jul. 8, 1911 – May 27, 2007

Funeral services for Louise Peppers, 95, of Hooks were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jun. 4 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis Funeral Homes handled the arrangements.

 

 

Sunday, June 17, 2007

ONETA GUNN May 9, 1916 – Jun. 11, 2007

Funeral services for Oneta Gunn, 91, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jun. 14 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. Internment was in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Gunn was a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta. She worked at Price Hardware for 15 years until she was 75 years old. She could tell you how to fix anything and where every part was located in the store. She was a very special lady with a sweet spirit who loved visits from her family and always had a smile for you. She loved her family dearly and will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Gunn, one brother, and five sisters. Survivors include three sons, Dennis Gunn and his wife, Jean of Atlanta, Bruce Gunn and his wife, Jennifer of Georgetown, and John Gunn of Atlanta; one daughter, Nancy Gunn-Godley and her husband, Mark of Port Neches; two brothers, David Guyton of Waco and Joe Guyton of Denison; and for sisters, Neoma Guyton of Queen City, Leola Alvis of Mesquite, Barbara Smith of Atlanta, and Sonny Hickman of Vicksburg, Miss.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Myrick and his staff, the staff of the North East Texas Dialysis Unit in Atlanta and to all the other doctors and staff at Collom and Carney Clinic. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

 

REV. J.C. DICKERSON

Funeral arrangements are pending for the Rev. J.C. Dickerson of Atlanta with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. He died on Jun. 13, 2007

 

ANNIE GILSTRAP-TUTT May 1, 1941 – Jun. 10, 2007

Funeral services for Annie Gilstrap-Tutt, 66, of Daingerfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 16, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Daingerfield. Services are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

 

SHANNON RENEA BIRCHFIELD Feb. 4, 1969 – Jun. 12, 2007

Funeral services for Shannon Renea Birchfield, 38, of Longview will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jun. 16 at Trinity Baptist Church, Lakeport, with the Dr. Gary Orr and the Rev. Ross Law officiating. Internment will follow in Laws Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. She died Jun. 12 in an Amarillo hospital. Shannon was born Feb. 4, 1969 in Atlanta, where she lived until moving to Longview in 1981. She was a 1987 graduate of Pine Tree High School and attended floral designing school at Texas A&M. She was a self-employed floral designer. Lovingly referred to by her family as the ‘Chief’, she was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Lakeport where she was involved in the hospitality ministry as well as decorations. She loved to entertain for her friends and family with elaborately hand decorated cakes. Her gift to the world was her gift of floral design and her loving generous spirit. Shannon was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Birchfield; grandfather, Jack Birchfield; and grandparents, Newman, ‘L.C.” and Myrtle Connor. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving mother, Mary Jo Birchfield of Lakeport; sister and brother-in-law, Kellie and Nick Garza of Austin; brother, Glenn Connor of Lakeport; grandmother, Doris Birchfield; aunts and uncles, Martha and Charles Combs, Peggy and James Mathews, Sam Birchfield, Charles and Rita Birchfield, Norma and Claude King, Sally and David Lindsey, and David and Sherry Birchfield; her beloved family of friends, William and Carolyn Rhyne; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Hospitality Ministries, P.O. box 8286, Longview Tx. 75607. A memorial guest book may be signed at www.raderfh.com. (pd)

 

THELMA LINCOLN

Funeral services for Thelma Lincoln, 76, of Queen City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jun. 16 at Saint Paul CME Church in Domino. Services are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

SALLIE BOLT Jun. 5, 1919 – Jun. 16, 2007

Graveside services for Sallie Bolt, 88, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jun. 19 at Center Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Bolt was born Jun. 5, 1919 in Bowie County and died Jun. 16 in Linden. Mrs. Bolt was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben F. Bolt, Jr. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-laws, Almos L. and Carole Bolt of Atlanta, and Lanny and Donita Bolt of Texarkana; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Fred Stubbs of Atlanta; a brother, Hubert Mathis and his wife, Nellie of Huges Springs; a sister-in-law, Oscar Mathis and Maud; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Heanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

JOSEPHINE MAYFIELD Mar. 10, 1921 – Jun. 17, 2007

Graveside services for Josephine Mayfield, 86, of Jefferson were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jun. 19 at Queen City Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Lee officiating. Mrs. Mayfield was born Mar. 10, 1921 in Cass County and died Jun. 17 in Jefferson. Mrs. Mayfield was a homemaker and a longtime member of Westside Baptist Church in Atlanta, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was currently a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Jefferson. Her parents were Ola Wilson Bond and Henry Bond. Survivors include children, Linda Caldwell of Pearland, Daniel Wallace Mayfield of Queen City, John Michael Mayfield of Lewisburg, Ky., Bettye Peterson of Avenger, James Cates of Iowa Park; sisters, Francis Raines of Cisco, Skippy Adcock of Atlanta, and Evelyn Randolph of Abilene; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home handled the arrangements. (pd)

 

JOANNE HERREN Jun. 29, 1931 – Jun. 14, 2007

Memorial services for Joanne Herren, 75, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jun. 17 at Liberty Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled all the arrangements.

 

LOVIE WHITE

Funeral arrangements for Lovie White, 99, of Domino are pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. White died Saturday, Jun. 16 at Christus St. Michael Health System.

 

ELOUISE STANZEL Oct. 2, 1924 – Jun. 16, 2007

A memorial Mass for Elouise Stanzel, 82, of Atlanta will be held at 5:30 p.m. of Wednesday, Jun. 20 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Stanzel was born Oct. 2, 1924 in Victoria County and died Jun. 16 in Atlanta. Mrs. Stanzel was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. She was a retired postal worker, having served as post-master of the McFaddin post office. Mrs. Stanzel is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Grace Ernst. Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Fetsch of Atlanta; one brother, Frank Ernst Jr. of Luling, La.; one sister, Dorothy Williams of Houston; three grandchildren, Lori Huett and her husband, James of Atlanta, John Fetsch of Atlanta, Andrew Fetsch and his wife, Farris of Atlanta; three great-grandchildren, James Hummer, Rebecca Fetsch, and Savannah Squires, all of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Serenity Hospice. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

LELON C. SPANN Feb. 5, 1929 – Jun. 17, 2007

Graveside services for Lelon C. Spann, 78, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 20 at Bethsaida ‘Y’ Cemetery with the Rev. J.W.Crow officiating. Hanner Funeral Services is handling the arrangements. Mr. Spann was born in Neuville and was a U.S. veteran having retired from the Air Force after 24 years and eight months of service. He was a member of the Muldoon Baptist Church in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Spann of Atlanta; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jonell Blakey of Shreveport, La., and Wesley and Deanna Blakey of Shreveport, La.; one daughter and son-in-law, Myrel and Joe E. Butler of Atlanta; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. The guest book may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

SHANNON JANELLE HITCHCOCK-WILLIAMS Jun. 7, 1976 – Jun. 5, 2007

Funeral services for Shannon Janelle Hitchcock-Williams, 30, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 16 at White Rose Cemetery. Allen Fuller Funeral Services handled the arrangements.

 

HORACE EUGENE NELSON Aug. 27, 1932 – May 27, 2007

Memorial services for Horace Eugene Nelson, 74, of Hughes Springs were held Sunday, Jun. 17 in Gulf Shores, Ala. Local Arrangements were held under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

 

Sunday, June 24, 2007

NELLIE ENDSLEY SHERMAN Aug. 6, 1910 – Jun. 18, 2007

Nellie Endsley Sherman, 96, died in Longview of June 18. She was born in Rovanna, Ark., to John Bluford Endsley and Jennette Emmaline Peak Endsley, the 10th of 11 children. On Aug. 13, 1935 she married Floyd Sherman. They lived in numerous ‘oil field’ towns of the southwest as her husband, Floyd, was employed for years in the oil production and exploration industry. Nellie Sherman is survived by two sons, Harold Sherman and his wife, Joyce of Harrison, Ark., and Carrol Sherman and his wife, Diana of Longview. She was the proud grandmother of three grandchildren, Daune Sherman of Hollister, Mo., and twins, Renese Sherman Henderson and Dr. Darrel Sherman both of Longview. She is survived by eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and their children new their ‘Aunt Nellie’ and loved her dearly. Nellie Sherman’s sons will always be indebted to her for her constant love and support throughout their lives. No person could have had a more loving and guiding mother. West Side Baptist Church in Atlanta and her Sunday school class were always in Mrs. Sherman’s thoughts and prayers. Memorials may be made to West Side Baptist Church, 712 W. Main Street, Atlanta Tx. 75551 or to Heart’s Way Hospice of Northeast Texas, 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview Tx. 75604. Pall bearers include Mike Eason, Johnny Eason, Mack Endsley, Harold Boze, W.L. Sherman, Darrel Sherman, and David Henderson. (pd)

 

J.T. STAMPS Sept. 9, 1915 – Jun. 18, 2007

Graveside services for J.T. Stamps, 91, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Jun. 20, at Laws Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Vickers officiating. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements. Mr. Stamps was born in Campbell and was a member of the Laws Chapel United Methodist Church where he served as a steward. He also co-owned and operated Rose Haven Retreat and Pine Lodge Nursing Home and was a past Rotarian. Mr. Stamps was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Stamps and by his three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae ‘Poogie’ Stamps of Atlanta; one daughter, Diane Gilbert and her husband, Owen of Lone Star; two grandchildren, John R. Grogan Jr. and his wife, Susie of Antanta, and Wendi Grogan-Moffett and her husband, Kieth of Keller; and four great-grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Conley, Haden Louis Moffett, Hunter Thomas Moffett, and Julia Catherine Grogan. Memorials may be made to the Laws Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Laws Chapel Cemetery Fund. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

MONA DRAPER BROWN Jan. 3, 1928 – Jun. 19, 2007

Funeral services for Mona Draper Brown, 79, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jun. 22 at Queen City United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Burchell officiating. Internment followed in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Mrs. Brown was born in Queen City and was a member of Queen City United Methodist Church and retiered from Lone Star Army Depot after 22 years of service. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Ray Brown and Diane of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Bridges and Frankie of Texarkana; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy Lee Draper and Ann of Queen City; and five grandchildren, Michael Brown of Austin, Ashley Brown of Austin, Robin Bridges of Texarkana, Shelley Bridges-Powers of North Richland Hills, and Haley Bridges of Texarkana. Memorials may be made to the Queen City United Methodist Church. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

RUTH POWELL TRUMBLE Jun. 23, 1931 – Jun. 20, 2007

Ms. Ruth Powell Trumble of Linden passed away June 20 in Linden at the age of 75. Ms. Trumble was born Jun. 23, 1931 in Hamilton, Ohio to Noah Delbert and Eula Patrick Powell. Ms. Trumble graduated from Hamilton High School in 1949. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Ms. Trumble is survived by one daughter, Ruen Steeley ‘Sister Ester Marie of the Trinity’of Morristown, N.J; one brother, Mack Powell of Hamilton, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and their families, Fran Powell Adams of Florence, Ky., Mimi and Butch Sullivan and children, Amber and Britany of Oxford, Ohio, John and Tammie Dearth and children, Jennifer and Holly of Springboro, Ohio, Hector nad Suzanne Vargas and children, Michael and Shane of Hamilton, Ohio, Mack and Angie Powell and children, Kylie Elizabeth and Rhett of Hamilton, Ohio, one cousin, Paul Richardson of Hamilton, Ohio, ; and one sister-friend, Margie Gardner Sauter of Okeana, Ohio; and many special friends. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 23 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

LYNETTE JACKSON Jan. 11, 2007 – Jun. 18, 2007

Graveside services for Lynette Jackson, 5 months, of Lone Star were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jun. 22 at Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

MERLE JACKSON-GARRISON Apr. 27, 1927 – Jun. 18, 2007

Funeral services for Merle Jackson-Garrison, 80, of Greenville were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jun. 21 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

DORIS WILLIAMS Sept. 2, 1927 – Jun. 20, 2007

Graveside services for Doris Williams, 79, of Huffines are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jun. 23 at Huffines Cemetery. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mrs. Williams was born in Rovanna, Ark., and was a member of the Laws Chapel United Methodist Church, the Huffines Quilting Club and the Fire District 1 Ladies Auxillary. Mrs. Williams is preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Cleo Wilson; one grandson, Chad Williams; and one son-in-law, Rod Roberts. Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, R.F. Williams of Huffines; one son and daughter-in-law, Gaylon Williams and Janine of Weatherford; one daughter and son-in-law, Regina Runnels and James of Huffines; one sister, Joyce Rosser of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Wade Roberts and his wife, Karen of Hiffines, Christi Nutt and her husband, Wesley of Huffines, Bucky Williams and his wife, Lorie of Waxahachie; one step-grandson, Phillip Runnels and his wife, Tonya of Bloomburg; two great-grandchildren, Colton Prince and Garrett Nutt; four step great-grandchildren, Niki Runnels, Andrew Runnels, Shannon Seals, and Britany Seals. Mrs. Williams is also survived by many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends. She treasured all of these special people just as they treasured her. She was very loved and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Huffines Cemetery Fund. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

LORELLE N. COOPER

Lorelle Cooper died Jun. 19 in Erie, Colo., at the age of 87. Born Lorelle Nunnally in Strong, Ark., she grew up in Atlanta, and was a long time resident of Mobile, Ala., and resided in Littleton, Colo., for the past seven years. Lorelle was admired throughout her life for her beauty and personal pride and had a sophisticated bearing and a lasting zest for life complemented by a droll sense of humor. Her interest in all things glamorous led to a successful career in the wholesale jewelry business in Mobile, Ala. She is survived by her son, David King, and daughter-in-law, Paula King of Erie, Colo.; one step-daughter, Wanda Bennett of Shreveport, La.; one sister, Francis Wyncoop of Laughlin, Nev.; eight grandchildren, Steve Porter of Atlanta, Lorrie Drennan of Jackson, Miss., Christi Mossberg and Donna Glover of Mobile, Ala., Michelle Shanks and Aillison Dubois of Los Angeles, Calif., Stacy Morgan of San Francisco, Calif., and Matt King of Denver, Colo.; 14 great-grandchildren; and many loving nephews and nieces. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 27 at the Riverwalk Clubhouse, 2751 W. Riverwalk Circle in Littleton, Colo. (pd)

 

JAMES CALVIN ‘J.C.’ JIMMERSON Jul. 20, 1961 – Jun. 17, 2007

Funeral services for James Calvin ‘J.C.’ Jimmerson, 45, of Lone Star are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 23 at Rock Island A.M.E., Lone Star. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

REV. J.C. DICKERSON SR. Jul. 20, 1933 – Jun. 13, 2007

Funeral services for the Rev. J.C. Dickerson Sr., 73, of Atlanta are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jun. 23 at Free Christian Zion Church of Christ in Douglasville. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

SHANNON WILLIAMS Jun. 7, 1976 – Jun. 5, 2007

Funeral services for Shannon Williams, 30, if Willis Point, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 9 at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel. Allan Fuller Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

JIMMY BLYTHE Sept. 30, 1947 – Jun. 21, 2007

Funeral services for Jimmy Blythe, 59, of Queen City were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jun. 24, at Westside Baptist Church in Atlanta, with the Rev. Jim Howard officiating. Mr. Blythe was born Sept. 30, 1947 in Atlanta and died Jun. 21 in Texarkana. Mr. Blythe was a member of the Lake Country Baptist Church. He enjoyed bowling and playing pool and was quite good at both. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dell Blythe. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Blythe of Queen City; two sons and daughter-in-law, James Davenport of Texarkana, and Tommy Blythe and his wife, Ashley of Atlanta; one daughter, Andi Blythe of Atlanta; one sister, Sally Howze of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Justin Davenport, Chelsie Davenport, Bailey Davenport, Micaela Kegley and Rylee Blythe; and many nieces and nephews. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

 

ELOUISE STANZEL Oct. 2, 1924 – Jun. 16, 2007

A memorial Mass for Elouise Stanzel, 82, of Atlanta will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 20 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Stanzel was born Oct. 2, 1924 in Victoria County and died in Jun. 16 in Atlanta. Mrs. Stanzel was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star and a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. She was a retired postal worker, having served as postmaster of the McFaddin post office. Mrs. Stanzel is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Grace Ernst. Survivors include husband, Club Stanzel of Atlanta; one daughter, Peggy Fetsch of Atlanta; one brother, Frank Ernst Jr. of Luling, La.; one sister, Dorothy Williams of Houston; three grandchildren, Lori Huett and her husband, James of Atlanta, John Fetsch of Atlanta, Andrew Fetsch and his wife, Farris of Atlanta; three great-grandchildren, James Hummer, Rebecca Fetsch and Savannah Squires, all of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memoriels may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Serenity Hospice. The guestbook may be signed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

 

PEARLY ALEXANDER Mar. 6, 1912 – Jun. 22, 2007

Memorial services for Pearly Alexander, 95, of Atlanta will be held at a later date. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

 

JENOYCE HARRON BAKER Feb. 7, 1935 – Jun. 22, 2007

Funeral services for Jenoyce Harrod Baker, 72, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jun. 25 at New Colony Baptist Church. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements.

 

JULY

 

Sunday, July 1, 2007

 

LELON EDDIE DURMON May 8, 1928 – Jun. 25, 2007

 

Funeral services for Lelon Eddie Durmon, 79, of Queen City were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jun. 28 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Brother Dennis Gibbons officiating. Internment was held at the Courtland Cemetery. Mr. Durmon was born May 8, 1928. He was a mechanic for 25 years with Ed Hammock Motors and then was self employed for a number of years. He served in World War II, and was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Huey Durmon; his mother, Grace Durmon; his mother-in-law, Pauline Williams; one brother, Loyce Durmon and one sister Betty McCoy. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Josephine Durmon; seven sons, Mike and Judy Durmon of bivins, Andy and Rose Durmon of Atlanta, Eddie Joe and Donna Durmon of Atlanta, Paul Durmon of Atlanta, Rich Durmon of Queen City, Wayne and Millissa Durmon of Atlanta, Sammy and Charlotte Durmon of Atlanta, Sharon Durmon of Atlanta; one sister, Floyce and Dan McKinley of Atlanta; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Lynn and Glenda Williams, Pat and Roger Emmerson, Eddie Williams, Maxine Vaughan, Ginger Browning and Monroe McPherson; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Steve Durmon, Greg Mauldin, Justin Durmon, Jayson Meador, Patrick Durmon, Brandon Durmon, Garret Durmon and Cruz Alonzo. (pd)

 

 

CLAUDEAN PEACOCK PRATOR Aug. 22, 1928 – Jun. 27, 2007

 

Funeral services for Claudean Peacock Prator, 78, of Huffines will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 30 at Huffines Baptist Church. Mrs. Prator was born Aug. 22, 1928 in Cass County and was a member of the Huffines Baptist Church and worked for Dal-Tex Optical for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Evelyn Peacock; her husband, Nelvin J. Prator; two brothers, L.E. Peacock and Roy Peacock; one sister, Sue Simmons; and one nephew, Marcus Peacock. Survivors include three brothers, Charles Peacock of Huffines, Kenneth and his wife, Della Peacock of Atlanta, and Neal and his wife, Kathy Peacock of Atlanta; two sisters, Jean and her husband, Fred Klaus of Commerce, and Una and her husband, James Waites of Huffines. She is also survived by eight nieces, six nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

 

 

ROGER LEE POWELL Jun. 8, 1949 – Jun.20, 2007

 

Funeral services for Roger Lee Powell, 58, of Atlanta are pending. Mr. Powell was born Jun. 8, 1949 at Brooks Hospital in Atlanta and he passed away Jun. 20 at Overton Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport, La. Mr. Powell was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Andrews. He was a 32nd degree Master Mason of Atlanta Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Dallas and Hella Schrine in Garland. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Pwell was an organ donor and chose to give t5he gift of life, so others may benefit. He was preceded in death by his mother, Claudell Powell of Atlanta; brother, John W. Powell of Plano; sister-in-law, Brenda Powell of Plano; nephew, Chris Powell of Plano; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins of the Powell and Jaynes Family.

 

 

CAPITOLA B. HALL Jun. 24, 1919 – Jun. 26, 2007

 

Funeral services for Capitola B. Hall, 88, of Lake O’ the Pines were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jun. 29 at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled all the arrangements.

 

 

LOVIE LEE WHITE Dec. 18, 1907 – Jun. 17, 2007

 

Funeral services for Lovie Lee White, 99, of Queen City will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jun. 30 at Calvary Tabernacle. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

LAWSON MCKELVEY Sept. 10, 1922 – June 30, 2007
Funeral services for Lawson McKelvey, 84, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Hanner Funeral Home Chapel will the Rev. Gene Parker and Gary Terry officiating. Interment was followed at the Alpine Presbyterian Cemetery in Longview. Mr. McKelvey was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Longview and died June 30 in Atlanta. Mr. McKelvey was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church. He owned and operated the International Harvester dealership in Atlanta for 35 years. He served on the Atlanta City Council for 23 years and was mayor of Atlanta for four years. Mr. McKelvey was a member of the Atlanta Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Dallas, and a Shriner. He was a veteran having served in the Army Air Core in WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley McKelvey. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Patti Tyson and Harold of Atlanta, and Priscy Yarbrough and Bill of Willis; four grandchildren, Paul Tyson and wife Angie of Atlanta, Brent Tyson and wife Rachel of Atlanta, Heathers Yarbrough of Willis, and Bill Yarbrough Jr. of Willis; and five great-grandchildren, Lizanna Tyson, Carter Tyson, Christopher Tyson, Marissa Tyson, and Hugh Tyson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smyrna Baptist Church Building Fund or the Atlanta Volunteer Fire Department. An online guest book may be signed . (pd)

 

NORINE SCHUHMANN Dec. 6, 1909 – June 30, 2007
Funeral services for Norine Schuhmann, 97, of Bloomburg were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at First Baptist Church of Bloomburg. Interment was followed at Salem Cemetery. Mrs. Schuhmann was born Dec. 6, 1909 in Bloomburg and died June 30 in Atlanta. Mrs. Schuhmann was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Bloomburg. She was a school teacher for 45 years and taught Sunday school for 40 years. She was very active in her community, having helped organize the annual Cullen Baker Fair in Bloomburg. She was preceded death by her husband, Willard Suhuhmann. Survivors include one son, Gus Schuhmann and wife Donna of Atlanta; one sister-in-law, Parnell Allen of Bloomburg; three grandchildren, Karen Wadsworth of Texarkana, Stephen Schuhmann of Mobile, Ala., and Keri Lee of Coppell; six great grandchildren; and numerous other nieces and nephews. An online guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

Sunday, July 8, 2007

KORI KILLIAN LEAR August 11, 1978 – June 30, 2007

Funeral services for Kori Killian Lear, 28, of Atlanta will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Cornerstone Assembly in Atlanta. Interment will be at Evans-Richie Cemetery in Vivian, La., with Gary Lear officiating. Mrs. Lear was born Aug. 11, 1978 in Atlanta and died June 30 in Jackson, Tenn. Mrs. Lear was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Atlanta in Atlanta. She was an avid softball player and loved the game. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death in death by her daughter, Harleigh Lear; her father, Ned Killian; her maternal grandparents, Sue and Hershel Terry; her paternal grandparents, H.A. and Hazel Killian; and two uncles, Mike Killian and James Terry. Survivors include her husband Wayne Lear of Atlanta; mother, Gail Killian of Atlanta; sons, Sidney Rayne Lear of Atlanta, and stepson Talmage Lear of Texarkana; stepdaughters, Kelsea Lear of Longview, and Brenna Lear of Longview; sister, Kristin Killian of Atlanta; uncles, David Killian and wife Diane of Vivian and Clarence Terry and wife Gail of Atlanta; aunt, Linda Terry of Linden; one niece, Ally Paige Robinson; two very special friends, Kevin Harding and Jody Harper; and a host of other relatives and friends. An on-line guest book may be signed at www.hannerfunersalservice.com. (pd)

 

HARLEIGH LEAR June 23, 1999 – June 30, 2007
Funeral services fir Harleigh Lear, 8, at Atlanta will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Cornerstone Assembly in Atlanta. Interment will be at Evans-Richie Cemetery in Vivian, La., with Gary Terry officiating. Harleigh was born June 23, 1999 in Texarkana and died June 30 in Jackson, Tenn. She is preceded in death by her mother, Kori Killian and maternal grandfather, Ned Killian. Survivors include her father, Wayne Lear of Atlanta; brother, Sidney Lear of Atlanta; step-brother, Talmage Lear of Texarkana; step-sisters Kelsea Lear of Longview and Brenna Lear of Longview; grandparents, Gail Killian of Atlanta, Buddy and Jeannie Lear of Rodessa, La., Bobbie Ing of Jasper; one uncle, Charlie Lear and wife Debbie of Rodessa, La.; two aunts, Linda Thompson and husband Greg of Atlanta, and Kristin Killian of Atlanta; a special friend, Lyn Eason of Atlanta; and numerous other relatives and friends. An on-line guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

KERRY PATTERSON July 20, 1949 – June 30, 2007
Graveside services for Kerry Patterson, 57, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5 at Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Patterson was born in Poteau, Okla. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Patterson. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Patterson of Atlanta; his mother, Clarice Smith of North Little Rick, Ark.; his son, Jason Patterson on Atlanta; and two brothers, Sonny Patterson of Hackett, Ark., and Bobby Patterson of Conifer, Colo. The guest book may be singed on-line at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

FLOYD JEFFERS SR Nov. 23, 1942 – July 2, 2007
Funeral services for Floyd Jeffers Sr., 64, of Atlanta were held on July 5. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

BETTY MOORE Sept. 18, 1928 – July 4, 2007
Graveside services of Betty Moore, 78, of Hughes Springs will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at Hughes Springs Cemetery. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2007

 

DOUGLAS RANDOLPH March 31, 1920 – July 19, 2007
Graveside services for Douglas Randolph, 87, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at the Queen City Cemetery with Pastor Roy Edwards officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mr. Randolph was born March 31, 1920 in Atlanta and died July 19 in Texarkana. Mr. Randolph was a member of the Queen City Methodist Church. He is an 82nd Airborne WWII Army veteran having received The Purple Heart. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 wonderful years, Betty Randolph; two brothers; one sister; and one granddaughter, Jillian Stepp. Survivors include two daughters, Meloyne Stepp and husband Ace of Texarkana, Ark., and Daphyne Kerr and husband Ron of Texarkana; two grandchildren, Clint Kerr and Tyler Kerr; two brothers, Bobby Randolph and wife Betty of Queen City, and Donnie Randolph of Austin; and two sisters, Sybil Steele and husband Everett of White Oak, and Margie Sowell of Austin. Honorary pallbearers were jerry Smith, Bill Smith, Robby Bates, Sonny McCasland, Donnie Plum and Richard Hanes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. An on line guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

TILMAN W. PYLE March 7, 1933 – July 22, 2007
Funeral services for Tilman W. Pyle, 74, of Atlanta are to 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Harold Walls, the Rev. Samuel Nuckels and the Rev. Derwood Jumper officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Pyle was retired form GTE after 33 years of service and he served as Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace for 10 years. He was a past member of the Kiwanas. Optimist and Toastmaster Clubs having held several offices in each. He taught at the San Anglo State University and the Technical Vocational Institute of Albuquerque in New Mexico. He was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church for many years. He enjoyed farming, beekeeper, fishing and he loved restoring cars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Brown Pyle; and one brother, Bobby Pyle. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Davis Pyle of Atlanta; two sons, Wayne Pyle and wife Sharon of Tulsa, Okla., and Ronny Pyle of Lubbock; two daughters, Donna Pyle of Lewisville, and Lori Ellington and husband Benny of Frisco; one sister, Louise Taylor of El Dorado, Ark.; six grandchildren, Nathan Pyle, Ashley Jumper, Matthew Ellington, Stephen Pyle, Lindsay Ellington and Eric Pyle; and numerous other relatives. An on-line guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

MARY E. ELLINGTON July 31, 1917 – July 18, 2007
Mrs. Mary E. Ellington passed away July 18 in Red Lodge, Mont., while visiting her daughter and granddaughter. She was born July 31, 1917 in Atlanta to the Rev. James P. and Sara E. Olive. Mary recently resides in Queen City after living in Austin for several years. Mrs. Ellington was a devout Christian and longtime member of the Queen City Baptist Church. She traveled the world and was always one to spread the word of God. She was married to Earnest C. Ellington of Queen City of June 30, 1935 and they had two children, Jerri Anne and Earnest Jr. Mrs. Ellington was preceded to death by her four brothers James Carrol, Oasie and Earl; her four sisters, Essiedell, Margaret, Ruth and Connie; her husband, Earnest Ellington, Sr., and her son, Earnest Ellington, Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Jerri Anne Vaughan of Red Lodge, Mont.; her daughter-in-law, Suzan Ellington of Austin; one granddaughter, Denise Howard of Red Lodge, Mont.; four grandsons, Dave Oxford of Sealy, Jeremy Avril of Colorado Springs, Colo., Forrest Ellington of Leander, and Austin Ellington of Leander; three great-grandchildren, Jessi Anne and Jay Yates of Red Lodge, Mont., and Tyler Oxford of Sealy. Mary will be greatly missed by her family the friends. She always had a great story and a keen intelligence of the past. (pd)

 

Sunday, July 29, 2007

WALTER A. SMITH July 23, 1928 – July 24, 2007

Funeral services for Walter A. Smith, 79, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27 at Hanner Funeral Chaoel with the Rev. Dwayne Lemmon officiating. Interment followed at Smyrna Cemetery. Mr. Smith was born July 23, 1928 in Cass County and died July 24 in Atlanta. Mr. Smith was retired from the Texas Highway Department after 25 years of service and was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Smith of Atlanta; one daughter, Lee Ann Holcomb and husband Wayne of Atlanta; one brother, Robert Smith and wife Martha of Atlanta; two grandchildren, David Holcomb and wife Amanda of Vivian, La., and Joshua Holcomb of Atlanta. An on-line guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

MARGARET ALTHARA McDUFFIE Oct. 21, 1913 – July 25, 2007
Funeral services for Margaret Althara McDuffie, 93, of Linden will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at New Colony Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

AUGUST

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

MILDRED WHITE Nov. 12, 1920 – July 29, 2007
Funeral arrangements are pending for Mildred White, 86, of Texarkana. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements,

ALMA STERN Nov. 3, 1918 – July 27, 2007
Funeral services for Alma Stern, 88, of Omaha will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Daingerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, August 5, 2007

MALISSA FULCE May 5, 1939 – July 30, 2007
Funeral services for Malissa Fulce, 68, of Houston will be in 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug 4 at Gum Springs CME Church. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

WINIFRED WAYNE PATTERSON Aug. 11, 1928 – July 31, 2007
Graveside services for Winifred Wayne “Pat” Patterson, 78, of Atlanta were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at Laws Chapel Cemetery. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements.

JAMES RAY DEAN Nov. 3, 1945 – Aug. 1, 2007
Funeral services for James Ray Dean, 61, of Linden will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home Chapel. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral handled the arrangements.

BENNIE MAE WELLS Oct. 15, 1923 – July 28, 2007
Funeral services for Bernie Mae Wells, 83, of Gason will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Daingerfield-Lone Star Auditorium. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc. handled the arrangements.

MILDRED WHITE Nov. 12, 1920 – July 29, 2007
Funeral services for Mildred White, 86, of Atlanta will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Honey Grove Baptist Church. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

PAULINE PARKER SMITH Feb. 13, 1927 – Aug. 4, 2007

Surrounded by her three daughters and other family members who loved her, Pauline Parker Smith was carried by angels to her new home in heaven Friday morning, Aug. 3. “Polly” was born Feb. 13, 1927 to Floyd and Verse Parker in Snow Hill, Ark. Polly Smith an incredible woman and after losing her husband, James, of nearly 60 years just 12 weeks prior to her death, her strength and faith never wavered. Polly fought a stroke which took her life, but her spirit and courage was unbelievably strong to the very end. Polly is a precious example of what God wants all of us to be. She was a caring wife, a wonderful mother, a precious grandmother, a sweet sister and a loving friend. Polly graduated from Rodessa High School. After graduating from high school, she met and married James Everett Smith on Oct. 5, 1947. She worked for Glen Rose Oil and Refinery and Arkla Gas Company. She and her husband, James, moved to Atlanta where they owned and managed several local businesses in town. Polly was an avid reader. A perfect day for her was to sit in her favorite chair with a good book and a glass of ice tea. She spent many hours reading and she loved to trade books with her son-in-law, Wesley. Polly also loved horses. She and her husband, James, owned many race horses and Polly enjoyed watching them race. She spent many exciting days in the winner’s circle at Louisiana Downs. Polly loved children. The second graders of First Baptist Church were excited each Sunday as they walked into the loving arms of “Ms. Polly.’ The bible came to life with her passion for storytelling. The 22 years she spent teaching were some of the best in her life. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Polly was also a charter member of the Amity Study Club in Atlanta and served as its president from 1966 to 1967. Polly was loved and adored by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Jack Powell of Shreveport, La., Susan and Wesley Self of Texarkana, Ark. And Nancy and Chuck Rice of Atlanta. Polly was an amazing “MeMe” to Greg Powell of Shreveport, La., Amanda Powell Strother of Shreveport, La., Wesley “Spider” Self of Texarkana, Ark., and Sam Rice and Ben Rice of Atlanta. She was loved by her three great-grandchildren Sierra, Parker and Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Smith and her grandson, Clint Self. Polly was also loved by her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Eugene Lundy of Jonesville and her brother, Billy Parker of Mt. Ida, Ark. Services for Polly were held Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Hanner Funeral Home in Atlanta with the Rev. Denny Duron officiating. Contributions may be made to the Atlanta Public Library. Online condolence may be made at hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

CLIFTON E. JULIAN Dec. 7, 1915 – Aug. 2, 2007
Funeral services for Clifton E. Julian, 91, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 at Hanner Funeral Home. Interment followed at Queen City Cemetery. Mr. Julian was born Dec. 7, 1915 in Winnsboro and died Aug. 2 in Atlanta. Mr. Julian was a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church in Texarkana and a WWII Army veteran. He enjoyed hard work, having grown up on a farm and worked as a fireman for the El Paso Fire Department for 26 years. He enjoyed making people laugh. Survivors include his wife, Vaudine Julian of Atlanta; sister, Nell Tarry of Houston; and many special nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were new nephews and honorary pallbearers were the Paul Langston Sunday School Class. An on-line guest book may be signed by www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

LEROY DURHAM June 4, 1919 – Aug. 1, 2007
Funeral services for Leroy Durham, 88, native of Linden, and formerly of Hot Springs, Ark., were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Vaughn Funeral Chapel in McRae, Ga. Vaughn Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JOSEPH CARLTON JUSTICE JR. May 23, 1935 – Aug. 5, 2007
Funeral services for Joseph Carlton Justice Jr., 72, of Linden will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Linden Church of Christ. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, August 12, 2007

 

DAN M. STANFORD, SR. Jun. 6, 1927 – Aug. 7, 2007

 

Dan Moody Stanford, Sr. heard the master’s call on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at his home in Linden. Dan was born on Jun. 6, 1927 to W.T. and Mary Elizabeth Stanford in Linden. He was the youngest of 14 children. Dan graduated high school in 1945 from Linden. He enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a Navy chef and a gunner’s mate. He served four years receiving the Victory Medal, American Area Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. In 1949, Dan was honorably discharged from the United States Navy as a Petty Officer 2nd Class where upon he entered Texas A&M University. Dan was a proud member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 1953, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education. However, due to the lengthy illness of his father, he came home to help care for him until his death in 1956. Dan continued his education receiving his master’s degree in Education from East Texas State University in Commerce. Dan was a charter member of the ETSU-Texarkana Phi Delta Kappa. Dan began his teaching career at Bloomburg High School, where he taught for two years. He was high school principal, counselor, math and science teacher, and bus driver at McLeod ISD for seven years. In 1967, Dan joined the teaching staff of Linden-Kildare ISD where he served as principal, taught math and was a bus driver. Dan taught 19 years in the Linden-Kildare ISD. He was an educator for 29 years, a life member of Texas State Teachers Association. He served as president of the Cass County TSTA for two years. Upon retirement, he became a life member of Texas Retired Teachers Association. He served as president of the local unit, Cass County Retired School Employees Association for two years. During his presidency the CCRSEA Scholarship Fund was established which has benefited many Cass County Students. Dan was active in the fellowship of the First Baptist Church of Linden where he was saved as a child. He was a Sunday school director for over 20 years. He was an active member in his community. He served on the Cass County Child Protective Services Board, a member of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, a member of the Loins Club and the American Legion. Dan served many years as Democratic county chairman before a lengthy illness forced him to resign. Dan is survived by Violet Allene Thorburg Stanford, his bride of 50 years. Dan and Violet were blessed with the three children, two sons and a daughter, Dan Jr.’Danny’ and Roy S. of Linden, and Danelle Allene who met her Daddy at heaven’s gate to welcome him to his eternal home. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Millissa Stanford of Linden. God blessed Dan with two grandsons, Scott Beall and his wife, Ruth and Daniel Vaughn of Kilgore, and three granddaughters, Annella, Marissa, and Carolyn Stanford of Linden. Dan also has two great-grandchildren, Justice and Liberty Beall of Kilgore. Dan is survived by two brothers and sister-in-law, Dr. C. Cooper Stanford and his wife, Jean of Memphis, Tenn., and DVM Edward T. Stanford and his wife, Fern of Little Rock, Ark., and a special sister-in-law, Madeleine Stanford of Crosbyton. Dan is also survived by many nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. Dan’s funeral was held at FBC of Linden on Friday, Aug. 10. Burial was in the Linden Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Cass County Retired Teacher Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1462 Linden, Tx. 75563 or L-K Ag Boosters Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 564 Linden, Tx. 75563. (pd)

 

 

DALE W. WHITE May 3, 1960 – Aug. 7, 2007

 

Funeral services for Dale W. White, 47, of Queen City will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Hanner Funeral Chapel. Internment will follow at Antioch Cemetery. Mr. White was born on May 3, 1960 in Corpus Christi and died Aug. 7 in White Oak. Dale was a member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church and worked at Red River. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Arnell White; and one nephew, Karl Alford. Survivors include his son, Bubba White of Texarkana; one daughter, Tiffanie White of Texarkana; one grandson, Dawlton Gage Whote of Texarkana; three brothers, James White Jr. and his wife, Linda of Atlanta, Scott White and his wife, Bettie of Ore City, and Kenny White and his wife, Nina of White Oak; one sister, Darelene Alford and her husband, Wayne of Atlanta; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Hanner Funeral Home. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

JAMES MICHAEL WIGGINS Nov. 8, 1949 – Aug. 5, 2007

 

James Michael Wiggins went to be with the Lord on Aug. 5 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Michael ‘Mike’ was born to loving parents, Billy James ‘Blue’ and Linnie Wiggins, on Nov. 8, 1949 in Memphis. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Patty, and his precious son, James Richardson ‘Ricky’ Wiggins; his mother, Linnie Ponder and Stepfather, Buster Ponder of Jefferson; sister, Vonda Wallace and Dennis Pagel of Harlingen; and loving in-laws, Archie and Deloria Connell of Harlingen. In addition, Michael leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. As a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend he will be missed and remembered by all. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Blue Wiggins; son, Charles Randal Wiggins; sister, Toni McDonald; and nephew, Jason Wallace. Michael was best know and will be remembered for his beautiful voice and being a brilliant guitarist and pianist, both gifts from God, as well as the country western music that he played in Rio Grande Valley and throughout Texas. Michael’s greatest loves include his family and his music, singing and entertaining. He started performing at age 16 and continued to perform throughout his life. He is best known for performing as ‘Mike Wiggins and Loco’ and ‘Mike and Vonda.’ In 1984 his band finished third in the Tri-State Music Competition held at Gilley’s in Pasadena. Michael always had a joke of story to tell and was loved by all that knew him. He loved to travel and his favorite destinations were Las Vegas and the Caribbean. Mike never met a stranger and chose his best friends for life, Ron and Leslye Crocker of Tyler, and Scott and Jeanne Baker of Harlingen. The family would like to acknowledge Edward G. Oorjitham, M.D. for his outstanding care and loving support of Michael and his family. Michael’s greatest joy was watching his son Ricky grow into a fine young man instilled with wonderful values. Michael gave his love and passion to his music and audience in his entertaining and chose to continue to give himself as an organ donor in his death, Countless lives will blessed for his unselfishness. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Harlingen Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Donations can be sent to Captain Mike Kester at the Harlingen Police Department, 1102 South Commerce, Harlingen, Tx. 78550. Visitation was held at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home in Harlingen on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 3p.m. to 9p.m. with the family receiving guests from 4p.m. to 8p.m. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1406 East Austin, Harlingen, Texas at 4p.m. under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home. The guestbook may be signed on-line at www.buck-ashcraft.com. (pd)

 

 

MAXINE HUTCHINS ROSSER Jan. 11, 1912 – Aug. 4, 2007

 

Graveside services and internment for Maxine Hutchins Rosser, 95, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Kildare Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. She died Aug. 4 in Frederick, Md. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hanner Funeral Services. The on-line guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. Maxine was born Jewel Maxine Hutchins on Jan. 11, 1912 in what is now known as ‘The Hutchins House’ at 403 East Hiram Street in Atlanta. She was the daughter of one of the early settlers in Atlanta, Jewel Minor Hutchins. Her mother was Arrye Wood Hutchins. Maxine was a great story-teller, and her many vivid memories of Atlanta when she was growing up. She remembered people talking about the Titanic going down. She walked in an Atlanta bank after Bonnie and Clyde robbed it. Her father owned one of the first six cars in Cass County, and worked actively to promote better county roads for motor vehicles. Her mother died when she was six, in Nov. of 1918, during the great Spanish Flu Epidemic. She migrated to Washington, D.C. to find work during The Great Depression. There she met John Rosser, also of Atlanta. Unable to find work himself in Atlanta, he had joined the U.S. Navy and spent several years at Pearl Harbor in the early 1930’s, before being discharged after his final assignment at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He and Maxine met in Washington, D.C., got married and settled in Kensington, Md., where they raised three children, Sally, David and Johnny. They and their children (and Maxine’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren) remember her wit, and her love of music and poetry. Like her husband John, who died in 1989 and is buried in Kildare Cemetery, she always missed East Texas. Now she is coming home. (pd)

 

 

AZZIE LEE HARRIS Dec. 19, 1923 – Aug. 5, 2007

 

Funeral services for Azzie Lee Harris, 83, of Avinger will be held at 2p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Avinger. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the

arrangements.

 

 

MARY GREENE HANCOCK Jan. 3, 1934 – Aug. 7, 2007

 

Funeral services for Mary Greene Hancock, 73, of Douglassville were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at the Center Grove Baptist Church. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements.

 

 

CURTIS A. NESS

 

Curtis A. Ness, 63, of Atlanta died Tuesday at a local hospital. Mr. Ness is survived by Wavie Davis of Atlanta; one son, Troy Ness of Florida; one daughter, Tammy Ness of North Dakota; three brothers, David Ness of Calif., Kent Ness of Atlanta, Ritchie Ness of Texarkana; four sisters, Cindy Kirk and Pam Schweitzer of North Dakota, Diane Henrickson and Susan Weaver of Atlanta; and numerous other nieces and nephews. On-line condolences may be made at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

 

CORINNE EVERS Jan. 2, 1910 – Aug. 9, 20047

 

Funeral services for Corinne Evers, 97, of Atlanta, were held at 1p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Doddridge, Ark., with the Rev. Walter Burnett and Dr. H.B. Wren officiating. Internment followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mrs. Evers was born Jan. 2, 1910 in Miller County, Ark. and she died Aug. 9 in Atlanta. Mrs. Evers or ‘Mrs. Corinne’ as she was called, was a devout member of the Doddridge Methodist Church. She enjoyed Bible study, quilting and had a deep love for her family. She will be missed. Mrs. Evers is preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Evers and one son, Jamie Evers. Survivors include one son, Mickey Evers and his wife, Patsy of Texarkana; one daughter, Maudie Ann Allen of Atlanta; one brother, Willard Bryant of Texarkana; four grandchildren, Marsha Harrington and her husband, Steve of Atlanta, Bryan Allen and his wife, Vicki of Sulphur Springs, Misty Knighton and her husband, Anthony of Searcy, Ark., and Jason Evers and his wife, Nicole of Manila, Ark.; six great-grandchildren, Marissa, Thurman, Andrew, Jesse, Joshua and Imilee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at the Hanner Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Doddridge Methodist Church. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

JACK AUSTIN Apr. 22, 1929 – Aug. 11, 2007

 

Funeral services for Jack Austin, 78, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at First Baptist Church of Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

 

Sunday, August 19, 2007

 

W.T. ‘DUB’ DRAPER Aug. 29, 1934 – Aug. 14, 2007

 

W.T. ‘Dub’ Draper, 72, of Atlanta passed away Aug. 14 in Italy. He was born Aug. 29, 1934 in Atlanta. Mr. Draper spent part of his childhood here in Atlanta and after serving in the Army for a couple of years moved back in 1959 to settle down and raise a family. He spent time as a plumber and eventually took to farming with his brother Joe, raising watermelons and sweet potatoes. He loved his family unconditionally and this love was shared with many family and friends. His heart was that of pure gold and even to strangers there was always kindness and generosity shown. His love for music filled his heart and his voice was heard near and far over the years. Mr. Draper moved to Red Oak in 1980 and worked at Rockett Water Company. He retired in 1993, left Red Oak and returned to his farm in Cass County. He had a special place in his heart for his children, but his greatest joy came from his six grandsons. He spent special moments with them all, playing ball with them or watching them play in a baseball or soccer game. He had a heart the size of Texas, for he loved so many people – his children, his grandchildren, his brothers, his sisters, his band members and his friends – and for all those he loved, they will be forever enriched in their lives because of the ‘Good’ man that God created in W.T. Draper. He is survived by his estranged wife, Connie Draper of Atlanta; one son, James Draper of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Mike Martinez of Midlothian; six grandsons, Joshua Draper, Justin Draper, and Jacob Draper, all of Atlanta, Texas and Jason Draper, Alec Martinez and Jesse Martinez, all of Midlothian; three brothers, Joe N. Draper of Atlanta, Bonny G. Draper of Willis Point, and David Draper of Tyler; three sisters, Linda Rube of Queen City, Ruth Glendenning of Atlanta, and Kathryn Wright of Beaumont; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Internment followed in Antioch Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Bill Dupree and Rev. Sam Pitts officiating. (pd)

 

 

GRACE LAWSON

 

Funeral services are pending for Mrs. Grace Lawson, 97, of Queen City. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

 

 

LILLY DAVIS Dec. 20, 1912 – Aug. 15, 2007

 

Funeral services for Lilly Davis, 94, of Daingerfield, were held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

 

CARLOTTA JANE WELLS Nov. 30, 1948 – Aug. 15, 2007

 

Funeral services for Carlotta Jane Wells, 58, of Hammond, La. were held Saturday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. in the Linden Cemetery. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

DENISE GOYNES Apr. 29, 1958 – Aug. 13, 2007

 

Funeral services for Denise Goynes, 49, of Jefferson will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Shady Grove Church of Christ. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

 

VIOLA LAMBERT June 17, 1912 – Aug. 17, 2007

 

Funeral services for Viola Lambert, 95, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at Union Chapel Methodist Church in Douglasville with the Rev. James Knight and the Rev. Mark McClanahan officiating. Burial was held in the Cedar Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Lambert was born in Cass County on June 17, 1912 and passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Lex Lambert who pastured numerous Methodist churches in the Bowie County area. She was a member of the Union Chapel Methodist Church in Douglasville and was a member of the Eastern Star in Linden and Douglasville. Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Anderson of Ft. Worth; one sister, Fannie Crow of Austin; one niece, Patsy Farris of Red Hill; two great-nieces, Tonya Dorgan and family, Thomesa Capps and family; and one great-nephew, Kieth Knight and family. Mrs. Lambert is also survived by numerous relatives and friends. An on-line guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

NORTON ‘PAPA SMURF’ HOWLAND Oct. 6, 1932 – Aug. 17, 2007

 

Funeral services for Norton ‘Papa Smurf’ Howland, 74, of Atlanta were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at First United Methodist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Burial was held Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Humble under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Howland was born in Rio Hondo, Texas on Oct. 6, 1932 and passed away on Friday Aug. 17, 2007 in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Bryan Howland. Mr. Howland was a retired machinist from Dow Chemical where he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta and he enjoyed sharing Christ as he played Santa Clause to so many. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Jo Howland of Atlanta; five sons, Neil Norton Howland and his wife, Trena of West Monroe, La., Gene Howland of Huntsville, Ray Howland and his wife, Rikki of Alvin, Greg Pritchett of Kountze, Texas; two daughters, Debbie Miller and her husband, Ronnie of Arlington, Christine Pritchett of Arlington; one brother, Marvin Howland and his wife, Maurine of Angleton; one sister, Eula Beth Hall and her husband, A.D. of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother-in-law, Melvin Fletcher and his wife, Lonnie of Rio Hondo; and one sister-in-law, Patsy Brodee of West Monroe, La. Mr. Howland is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, August 26, 2007

 

DANIEL BURKHALTER May 30, 1938 – Aug. 20, 2007

 

Graveside services for Daniel Burkhalter, 69, of Linder were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the New Colony Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Richard Swain and Alan Finley officiating. Mr. Burkhalter was born May 30, 1938 in Bivins and died Aug. 20, 2007 in Linden. Mr. Burkhalter is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Margaret Burkhalter and two brothers, Herman Burkhalter and L.V. Burkhalter. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Burkhalter; children, Danny and daughter-in-law, Brenda Burkhalter and James Burkhalter of Linden, Becky Burkhalter of Queen City; son-in-law, Mitch and Penny Cooper of Bivins; grandchildren, L. Daniel ‘Buck’ Burkhalter, Stacy Daniels, Jeremy and Amy Quada, Sarah Cooper, Jimmy and Christy Burkhalter, Jeremy and Lori Peyton; great-grandchildren, Emily Quada, Marsha and Ricky Burkhalter, Riley and Jarett Payton; brother and sisters, Willie nd madel Stone, Bo and Wyoma Morvan of Shreveport, La., Agnas Trusty, Eddie and Rhokene Stephens of Queen City, Larry Burkhalter of Atlanta, Ted Burkhalter of Douglasville, Issac and Brenda Burkhalter of Mansfield, La., David and Judy Burkhalter of Hughes Springs; and many nephews and nieces, as well as many friends. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Hanner Funeral Chapel. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

GERALDINE MASSEY Mar. 15, 1928 – Aug. 20, 2007

 

Funeral services for Geraldine Massey, 79, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Internment was at Antioch Cemetery in Cass County. Mrs. Massey was born Mar. 15, 1928 in Cass County and died in Texarkana, Aug. 20, 2007. She was a member of the Atlanta Church of Christ. She loved her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly and will be deeply missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Massey. Mrs. Massey is survived by two daughters, Mary Robison and husband, Charles of Queen City, and Margret Morones of Texarkana; two sisters, Nell Wall and husband, Tommie of Atlanta, and Vada Hampton of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Chris Robison of Queen City, Stephanie Robison of Texarkana, and Aaron Robison of Queen City; two great-grandchildren, Laynee Robison of Queen City, and Alexia Engledowl of Texarkana. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

LIZ ADKISSON Aug. 4, 1932 – Aug. 22, 2007

 

Funeral services for Liz Adkisson, 75, of Queen City will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Internment will follow at Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Adkisson was born in Bowie County, Ark. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Beck ‘B.K.’ Adkisson, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one step-son, John Baxter Adkisson of California; four step-daughters, Eva Mae Adkisson of California, Margaret Eaton of Shirley, Ark., Roseanne Bonnett of Fayetville, Ark., and Madeline Patricia Koontz of Escondido, Calif.; two brothers, Frank Proctor of Marshall and Michael Springer of Houston; one sister, Martha of Austin; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. The guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

 

TEDDY RAY JOPLIN Feb. 7, 1959 – Aug. 21, 2007

 

A memorial service for Teddy Ray Joplin, 48, of DeKalb was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 at the Bates-Rolf Funeral Chapel in DeKalb. Bates-Rolf Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

MANCE D. GRUBBS Oct. 16, 1919 – Aug. 19, 2007

 

Funeral services for Mance D. Grubbs, 87, of Linden were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the First Baptist Church in Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

EVELYN LAVERNE PENNY Sept. 1, 1920 – Aug. 16, 2007

 

Funeral services for Evelyn LaVerne Penny, 86, of Whiteboro, formerly of Cornett, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 at Cornett United Methodist Church in Naples. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

 

GRACE LAWSON Jul. 4, 1910 – Aug. 16, 2007

 

Funeral services for Grace Lawson, 97, of Atlanta will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

 

 

PHILLIS BOOTHE Mar. 30, 1938 – Aug. 23, 2007

 

Graveside services for Phillis Boothe, 69, of Doddridge, Ark. will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Enon Cemetery in Miller County, Ark. Hanner Funeral Services will handle the arrangements.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

 

FRANCIS E. “RED” LEIGH March 31, 1921 - Aug, 26, 2007

Funeral services for Francis E. “Red” Leigh, 86, of Atlanta are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chris Cowan officiating. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at East Mountain cemetery in Gregg County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Leigh was born in Gary and attended Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army/Air Force, serving during World War II and fighting at the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Leigh and his wife, Katherine, enjoyed 67 years of marriage together. He was preceded in death by his son, Frankie Edward Leigh; his parents; and his stepfather, Obie Wells. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Leigh of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Lynn Leigh of Spring; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bill Staner of Daingerfield and Anna and Everett Woods of Atlanta; his stepmother, Leona Wells of San Jose, Calif.; his stepsister, Bobbye Langsford of San Jose, Calif.; his grandchildren, Latriscia Thompson and husband Doug of Texarkana, Ark., Janice Sherman of Atlanta, Leigh Staner and his wife Cynthia of Cason, Bridget Velin and husband Ricky of Daingerfield, Kevin Leigh of Boerne, and Kendra Leigh of Spring; his great- grandchildren, Dusty Thompson and wife Vanessa of Maud, Joseph Staner of Cason, Ashley Ferguson of Atlanta, Melia Staner of Cason, Courtney Velin of Daingerfield, Evelyn Velin of Daingerfield, Hunter Staner of Cason, and Katie Mae Velin of Daingerfield. The guestbook may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

 

MARGARET SMITH Aug. 30, 1923 — Aug. 25, 2007


Graveside services for Margaret Smith, 83, of Atlanta, were held, Monday, Aug. 27, at Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County. Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 30, 1923 in Mobile, Ala., and she died Aug. 25, 2007 in Atlanta. Mrs. Smith was a member of the West Side Baptist Church in Atlanta. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Smith and one daughter, Brenda Thompson. Survivors include one daughter, Karen McCaulley and husband, Bob of Atlanta; two grandsons, Daniel Flores and Kevin Burkes; and one son-in-law, Joe Thompson of Queen City. An online guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.


HAROLD L. PAYNE Jan. 23, 1949 — Aug. 24, 2007


Funeral services for Harold L. Payne, 58, of Doddridge, Ark., were held Monday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at Hanner Funeral Home Chapel in Atlanta with Kenneth Wilbanks officiating. Interment was at Enon Cemetery in Miller County, Ark. Mr. Payne was born Jan. 23, 1949 in Perry County, Ark. and he died Aug. 24, 2007 in Texarkana. Mr. Payne was a crane operator with Turner Brothers Crane and Rigging of Houston and a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his parents, W.T. and Alma Payne and two brothers, Helen L. Coley and Carrol Payne. Survivors include his wife, Betty Payne of Doddridge, Ark.; one daughter, Denisa Rodriguez of Houston; two sisters, Wilma Quaid of Bloomburg, and Nancy Staggs of Doddridge; six brothers, J.W. Payne of Walker, La., James Payne of Sun City, Donald Payne of Doddridge, William Payne of Doddridge, Ronnie Payne of Doddridge, and Gary Payne of Prescott, Ark.; two grandchildren, Francisco Rodriguez Jr. and Jeremy Rodriguez; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

BAN EARL PARKER April 7, 1930 — August 23, 2007


Funeral services for Ban Earl Parker, 77, of McLeod were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Good Exchange Baptist Church in McLeod with the Rev. Wayne Minter and the Rev Gary Bazer officiating. Mr. Parker was born April 7, 1930 and died Aug. 23 in his home in McLeod. Mr. Parker was retired from Reynolds Metals in Portland with 38 years of service. He was a member of Good Exchange Baptist Church and a World War II U.S. Army Veteran. He was also a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hardy and M.A Parker; a brother, Buddy Parker; five sisters, Lee, Madge Ann, Carolyn, and Geraldine; and one granddaughter, Ashley Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Eris Parker of McLeod; two sons, Michael Parker and Stephen Parker and wife, Tammy of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Roxie Harwel and husband, John of Bluntzer: one stepdaughter, Rebecca Lowry and Michele McInnis both of Atlanta; three sisters Jeanetta Ingram of Liddleville, La., Sarah McQuillen of Jackson, Miss., Dorothy Parker of Coinnsboro, La.; two brothers, Carl Parker and wife, Jean of Monroe, La., Wayne Parker and wife, Nancy of Ala.; 10 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. Special thanks to Rhonda and husband, Bernard Jester of McLeod and Serenity Hospice for their tender loving care McGuire Funeral Home handled the arrangements. (pd)


FLOYD STORY Feb. 17, 1934 —Aug.25, 2007


Funeral services for Floyd Story, 73, of Linden, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Reeder-Davis-Schindle Funeral Home Chapel in Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindle Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


VESSIE M. JACKSON Jan. 29, 1929 — Aug. 23, 2007


Funeral arrangements for Vessie M. Jackson, 78, of Atlanta are pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Jackson died Aug. 23 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital.

 

 

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

 

 

 

LEONA KIRKLAND HAMMOCK Oct. 28, 1916 — Aug. 29, 2007


Funeral services for Leona Kirkland Hammock, 90, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Hanner Funeral Home Chapel in Atlanta. Interment followed the services in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Hammock was born Oct. 28, 1916 in Linden and she went to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2007 in Atlanta Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hammock co-owned and operated Hammock Motor Company with her husband, Edwin Hammock. She was a faithful member of West Side Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed watching her great-nephew, great-great-nephew and their friends play little league baseball. Mrs. Hammock was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Hammock, her parents Frank and Irene Kirkland and five brothers. She is survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law; Dolph Kirkland of Atlanta, Otis and Mary Sue Kirkland of Pearsall, Floyd and Faye Kirkland of Atlanta; nine nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and nephews, and five great-great nieces and nephews and a host of wonderful friends. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the charity of choice. (pd)


LEE COLEMAN


Funeral services are pending for Lee Coleman, 62, of Linden. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

GERTIE L. JONES May 22, 1922 — Aug. 24, 2007


Funeral services for Gertie L. Jones, 85, of Texarkana, were held Saturday, Sept. 1 at Arkadeiphia Baptist Church in Arkadelphia, Ark. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


CARL RALPH YOUNG Sept. 30, 1923 — Aug. 28, 2007


Graveside services for Carl Ralph Young, 83, of Marshall were held at 10a.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Center Hill Cemetery in Linden. Randy Shankle and Jeff Arrington officiated the services. Downs Funeral Home in Marshall handled the arrangements. Carl Young was born on Sept. 30, 1923 in Page County, Iowa to Ralph Everett Young and Florence Forrest Beery Young. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Pacific Theatre on the U.S.S. Alabama. Carl married Wilma Ruth Hall on Aug. 10, 1952 in Dallas. He was a member of the church in Marshall and was a home renovator. Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Ruth Young of Marshall; one son, Tom Young of Longview; two daughters, Sherri Young of Houston and Sandy Keller of Jefferson; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Dorothy Maertins of Dallas and Alice Phraner of Atlanta.


VESSIE JACKSON Jan. 29, 1929 — Aug. 23, 2007


Funeral services for Vessie Jackson, 78, of Atlanta were held Saturday, Sept. 1 at Enon First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


PATRICIA “PAT” SPIRES August 17, 1935 — August 27, 2007


Funeral services for Patricia “Pat” Spires, 72, of Pittsburg were held Thursday, Aug. 30 at First Pentecostal Church in Pittsburg. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.

 

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

 

MARY BRYANT Nov. 22, 1914 — Aug. 30, 2007


Graveside services for Mary Bryant, 92, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Smyrna Cemetery in Atlanta, with the Rev. Gene Parker and the Rev. Paul Bryant officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Mrs. Bryant was born Nov. 22, 1914 in New Market, md. and died in Atlanta. She was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church and loved being a member of the Ruth Sunday school class. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband, George Bryant Jr. Survivors include two sons, Johnny Sparks of Winnsboro and Carl Bryant and his wife Shirley of Atlanta; two daughters, Ann Sparks of Ladoga, Ind., and Georgia Berry of Crawfordsville, Ind.; one sister, Nikki Martin of Terrell; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great- grandchildren. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. pd)


RUBY LEE CLAYTON Jan. 29, 1915 —Aug.31, 2007


Funeral services for Ruby Lee Clayton, 92, of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Strebeck, the Rev. James Manning, and the Rev. Johnny Withem officiating. Interment followed in Laws Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Clayton was born in Atlanta and was a member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church. She will be missed by all who loved her. Survivors include her husband, Albert Clayton of Atlanta; two sons, Wayburn Wailer Sr. and wife Loyce Fredine and Steven Clayton of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Wayburn David Wailer Jr. and Darlene Waller Craigen; six great-grandchildren, Wayburn David Wailer Ill, Stephanie Smith, Heather Blizzard, Laurie Wailer, Holly Craigen, Haedan Craigen; two great-great-grandchildren, Meghan Smith and Wayburn David Waller IV; and numerous nieces and nephews. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


LEE ARTHUR COLEMAN SR. Aug. 29, 1945 — Aug. 29, 2007


Funeral services for Lee Arthur Coleman Sr., 62, of Linden were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 at Hendrix Temple. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


WILLIAM D. “BILL” COLLINS April 19, 1930 — Aug. 30, 2007


Funeral services for William D. “Bill” Collins, 77, of Daingerfield were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

JACKWELYN LACHELL ‘SHELL’ LEWIS Oct. 6, 1962 – Aug. 30, 2007

Funeral services for Jackwelyn Lachell ‘Shell’ Lewis, 44, of Cason are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cason. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Sunday, September 9, 2007

 

 

 

WILLIAM D. “BILL” COLLINS April 19, 1930 — Aug. 30, 2007


Funeral services for William D. “Bill” Collins, 77, of Daingerfield were held Sunday, Sept. 2 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


MARY EMMA BABER Aug. 26, 1911 — Sept. 3, 2007


Funeral services for Mary Emma Baber, 96, of Linden were held Thursday, Sept. 6 at First Baptist Church of Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


AUSTIN WAYNE MOORE July 12, 2007 — Sept. 2, 2007


Private graveside services for Austin Wayne Moore, infant son of Benjamin Wayne Moore and Teresa Lynn Moore of Marietta, were held Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Marietta. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


LINDA COLEMAN April 7, 1937 — Sept. 3, 2007


Funeral services for Linda Coleman, 70, of Daingerfield were held Thursday, Sept. 6 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


THOMAS RAYBURN STEWART March 8, 1920 — Sept. 5, 2007


Funeral services for Thomas Rayburn Stewart, 87, of Texarkana were held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


REV. CARL DON JOHNSON Nov. 7, 1940 - Aug. 30, 2007


Funeral services for the Rev. Carl Don Johnson, 66, of San Diego, Calif., are being held at noon Saturday, Sept. 8 at Jefferson Junior High School auditorium. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home are handling the arrangements.


ROBERT LYNN RIDDLE Oct. 14, 1939 - Sept. 5, 2007


Funeral services for Robert Lynn Riddle, 67, of Linden are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home Chapel in Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


BIRTON JARRETT Sept. 5, 1930 - Sept. 1, 2007


Funeral services for Birton Jarrett, 76, are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Corinth Baptist Church. Lewis and Walker Funeral Home are handling the arrangements.

 

 

Sunday, September 16, 2007

 

 

HIXIE LEDELLE CARTER THOMPSON April 15, 1925— Sept. 10, 2007

 

Hixie Ledelle Carter Thompson joined her Heavenly Father on Monday evening, Sept. 10, 2007. She was 82 years old. Born April 15, 1925, to Mary Francis (Fannie) and Robert Wilson Carter, in Queen City, Ledelle was the youngest of three children. She grew up on her family’s farm in Cass County until moving to “the city” (New Boston) at age 17, where she worked at Hubbard’s Furniture Store and enjoyed life as a young lady during the days of the “Greatest Generation.” She and her friends spent Friday nights at the picture show and Saturdays at the soda fountain. Our nation was at war, and Ledelle eventually set her sights on a young he boy from St. Louis, Mo., named Kenneth Lee Thompson. On Aug. 14, 1942, a short three months after first spotting him disembarking from a train at Texarkana’s Union Station, the two were married, sending word to her family by way of the milk man. Mr. Carter was none too pleased that his baby girl if would throw in with a “Yankee,” but the family quickly came to love him and call him their own. Thus began a 59-year union that would bring them two beautiful daughters, Margaret Ann, in 1945, and Martha Kay, in 1951, as well as many happy memories and a romance that lasted their lifetime. The two were inseparable and in love until death parted them in 2001, setting an example of true love for all who knew them. Throughout her 82 years on Earth, Ledelle survived cancer and the loss of a child. She was a full-time wife and mother, working occasionally at various retail businesses, including Martin’s Bakery, and Henson-Kickernick. She and Kenneth fully out embraced their retirement years, enjoying frequent travel and a second career in woodcrafts. They were well-known around the craft show circuit and in community churches around the Ark-La-Tex, through Kenneth’s ministry as a visiting preacher. They frequented gospel concerts and loved to go to shows. They were known to “run off” on a moment’s notice for weekend getaways to Hot Springs, Ark., and Branson, Mo., or just a quick shopping spree to Shreveport, La., or Longview. Ledelle loved being surrounded by people, and people loved being around Ledelle. She commanded attention wherever she went, and thrived off of human interaction. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, an officer in the Bethel Sunday School class, and a regular at the Faithful Doers and the Thursday morning Bible study. Rarely a week passed that she could not be found filling a seat at Wednesday night prayer meeting. Her faith was unfailing and unflappable, despite her burdens in life. She believed with a childlike innocence and acceptance. Ledelle is preceded in death by her parents, Fannie and Wilson; her daughter, Martha; her sister Estelle Carter Steger Stoker; her husband, Kenneth; and her brother Aubrey Wilson Carter. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Thompson Ransom Cochran; granddaughter Jennifer Ransom Rice and her husband, Chuck; grandson Travis Ransom and wife Emily; and great-grandson Jay Coyt Ransom. Services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at a First Baptist Church in Atlanta, with the Rev. Joe W. Srygley by officiating. The Rev. Wes Chambers of First Baptist Church in Atlanta also presided, along with longtime family friend, the Rev. Bob Logan. Internment followed at Queen City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Atlanta, the Juvenile Diabetes Fund or a charity of your choice. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.ahnnerfuneralservices.com. (pd)

REV. RANDALL GEOFFRY HUNTER Nov. 23, 1947 – Sept. 7, 2007

Funeral services for the Rev. Randall Geoffry Hunter of Jefferson will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11a.m. at the Jefferson Middle School. Community Mortuary in Atlanta is handling the arrangements.

SAMMY GLASS May 14, 1984 Sept. 9, 2007

Funeral services for Sammy Glass, 23, of Queen City, were held at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Queen City on Wednesday, Sept. 12 with the Rev. Gene Parker and the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. Interment was at the Queen City Cemetery. Mr. Glass was born May 14, 1984 in Atlanta and he died Sept. 9, 2007 in Texarkana. Mr. Glass was a member of the Family Life Church in Little Rock, Ark. He worked for Nabors Drilling in Longview. Sammy was a member of the 2002 graduating class of Queen City High School where he lettered in the band as well as football. He was a racing enthusiast and even owned his own car. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, C.A. “Shorty” and Cleo Glass. Survivors include his parents, Smitty and Alma Glass of Queen City; his maternal grandparents, Dan and Loraine Hicks of Lodi; two brothers, Roger Glass of Fort Worth, David and Jennifer Glass of Texarkana; three sisters, Loraine Glass Martinez and her husband Gabriel, Angie Glass Eaves and her husband Bruce of Taylor, Ark., Teresa Glass Miller of Queen City; three nieces, Cady Milam, Jennie Miller, and Baby Glass. Hanner Funeral Services handled the arrangements and an online guestbook may be signed at www.ahnnerfuneralservices.com.. (pd.)


BARBARA LUCAS Dec. 11, 1924— Sept. 9, 2007

A private memorial service for Barbara Lucas, 82, of Atlanta will be held at a later date. Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta will be handling the arrangements.


IRENE MITCHELL SCHOTT Aug. 28, 1982 — Sept. 7, 2007

Funeral services for Irene Mitchell Schott, 25, of Point Comfort, were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Caddo Parrish, La. Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta handled the arrangements.


FLOYD SCREWS Sept. 5, 1928 — Sept. 9, 2007

Funeral services for Floyd Screws, 79, of Hughes Springs were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.



CITIZENS JOUNRAL OBITUARIES
2008

 

JANUARY

 

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

 

No Obituaries

 

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

 

 

 

ELEANOR DIANE BUTLER Jan. 4, 1936 - Dec. 28, 2007

Funeral services for Eleanor Diane Butler, 71, of Atlanta were held Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. at Hanner Funeral Service Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. James Howard officiating. Interment followed at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Eleanor was born in Bastrop, La. She was a member of the Westside-Baptist Church and she enjoyed bowling, fishing, and water skiing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Butler Sr.; her brother, Larry Baldwin; and a grandson, William Butler. She was survived by two sons, Chuck Butler and wife Sherri, and Mark Butler and wife Kristine, both a Atlanta; one daughter, Diane Vinson and husband Huey Jr. of Westlake, La.; two brothers, Bobby Baldwin a Longview and Terry Baldwin of Rogers, Ark.; and two half-sisters, Peggy Allums of Lake Bistineau, La., and Betty Jenkins of Coushatta, La. Mrs. Butler is also survived by 12 grandchildren Robert Butler, Donna Butler, Hannah Butler, John Mark Miller, Mona Rigdon, Doug Butler, Ben Miller, Amanda Patterson, Charlotte Patterson, Huey Vinson III, Shannon Kennedy, and John Robert Vinson; and 23 great grand-children. (pd.)


JESSIE PEARL PLUM June 11, 1913 - Dec. 28, 2007

Funeral services for Jessie Pearl Plum, 94, of Atlanta were held Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta, with the Rev. Bill Dupree and the Rev. Roger Hutchison officiating. Interment followed at the Antioch - Cemetery in Queen City. Jessie was born in Arlington. She was a member of the Atlanta Church of the Nazarene, enjoyed gardening, and death by her husband, Virgil Plum; and her sons, Ray and Gerald Plum. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Yount and husband Ennis, and Judy Moore, both of Atlanta; one daughter-in-law, Marie Plum of Atlanta; nine grandchildren, Cheryl McIntosh, Gary Plum, Robin Howell, Terry Morales, Wendy Plum, Mitchell Yount, Shannon Carter, Pat Plum, Kelly Brown; 1 grandchild and a number great-great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


J.B. BLAYDES Sept. 4, 1924 - Dec. 29, 2007

Graveside services for J.B. Blaydes, 83, of Atlanta were held Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta, with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Mr. Blaydes was retired from Day and Zimmerman and was a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 463 and was a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Merle Blaydes of Atlanta; three cousins, Johnny Hogan of Grey, Billye Bob Ber of New Orleans, La., and Pat Hogan and family of Atlanta; and one aunt, Louise McGee of Atlanta. Memorials may be made to Atlanta Memorial Hospital, Hwy. 77 at South William, Atlanta, Texas 75551. (pd.)

 

ESTELLE MODENE KIRKLAND Dec. 28, 2007

Graveside services for Estelle Modene Kirkland, 80, of Linden we held Monday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Corinth Cemetery with Dr. David Baxley officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Kirkland passed away Dec. 28 in an Atlanta nursing home. She was born in Mira, La., to Willie and Charlie Stuart: Kirkland. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Winfred L; Kirkland of Linden; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Gloria Kirkland Haughton, La.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Gloria and Chris Smith of Keithville, La., and Debbie Crawford of Jacksonville; five sisters, Bessie Blackburn, Juanita Treadway, Irene Crane, Dorothy Alice Moore, and Savanne Lawrence; four brothers, Gar1er Lawrence, Audry Lawrence, Wallace Lawrence, and Truman Lawrence; and one special sister-in-law, Dorothy Lawrence. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kirkland was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Elaine Kirkland Erwin, and one grandson, Terry Christopher Smith Jr. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com.


W. TOM MEREDITH

W. Tom Meredith, M.D., 72, a retired physician, died Saturday, Dec. 15 in Wichita, Kan. Tom graduated from Atlanta High School was a graduate of the University of Texas in 1957, and Southwestern Medical School in 1961. He did his internship at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., from 1962 until 1965. Tom was lieutenant in the United States Navy, serving his country as a flight surgeon. From 1965 until 1968 he was an internal medicine resident at Orange County Medical Center, and a UCLA Nephrology Fellow from 1968 unti1969. He was the first nephrologists in clinical practice in Kansas, and established the first dialysis centers in Wichita and subsequently throughout other areas of Kansas. He was a dedicated and enthusiastic physician. He enjoyed golf, traveling, and was an avid reader. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Toland and Matile Hopkins Meredith. He is survived by his wife, Judy Meredith; one daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Mark Eberling of Castle Rock, Colorado sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Rosemary Meredith of Arlington and Darin Meredith from Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Judy Robinson and Kathy Meredith, both of Denver, Co.; and five grandchildren. Memorial has been established as the W. Tom Mereith, M.D. KDA Fund (Kansas Dialysis Community Fund, Douglas So, Kans. 67202. (Pd.)

 

Monday, January 7th, 2008

 

 

ROBERT L. “BOB” JONES SR. Nov. 6, 1940 - Jan. 7, 2008

Funeral services for Robert L. “Bob” -Jones Sr., 67, of Atlanta will be held at 2p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at First Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Dennis Gibbons officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Jones was born in Golden Meadow, La., and. was a member of Open Door Baptist Church and Gideon’s International. He was a retired brigadier general with the Texas Army National Guard, was inducted into the Texas National Guard Hall of Fame, and served as commander of the Atlanta Guard Unit and later commanded a tank battalion. He was retired from Day and Zimmerman. Mr. Jones enjoyed flying his plane, fishing, and amateur radio. He loved spending time with his family and attending school functions with his four grandsons. He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Jones, and two sisters, Ruth Thomas and Debbie Jones. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Brown Jones of Atlanta his mother, Georgie Lummus of Atlanta one son, Lynn Jones of Queen City: one daughter. Twyla Jones Kilboy and husband Tim of Jackson. Tenn.: four grandchildren, David Howard, Steven Kilboy, Dustin Jones, and Bobby Jones: one great-granddaughter, Abby Lynn; four nieces and nephews, Kara Gennings, Trilby Fulco, Kenny Smith and Jeff Harrist: his brother-in-law, Ken Smith and wife Brenda: and a very special prayer- partner, Yvonne King. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd.)


ROBERT C. POINT May 18, 1952 - Jan. 5, 2008

Funeral services for Robert C. Point, 55, of Douglassville will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Douglasville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Avis officiating. Interment will follow in Douglassville Cemetery the Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Point was born in Clarksville, Tenn., was a member of the Douglassville United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Douglassville Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, LI. Col. Robert Martha Point. Survivors include two sons, Patrick Point of Douglassville and Christopher Point of Douglassville, one stepson, Ross Spear of San Antonio; one brother, Alfred E. Point of Douglassville; one sister, Barbara Ann Booth of North Carolina; and numerous other relatives, cousins and friends. An online guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

GLENN THURMOND HARRISON June 19, 1944 - Jan.1, 2008

Funeral services for Glenn Thurmond Harrison, 63, of Texarkana were held Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at Shover Springs Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hight officiating, under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. Glenn was born June 19, 1944 in Shreveport, La., to Thurnond and Mary Pate Harrison. He was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; one sister, Jo Sebrew; and a special aunt and uncle, Dan and Viola Pew. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Williams. Harrison of Texarkana; three stepsons, Jason Sparks, Chris McWilliams, and Johnny McWilliams, one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Ward King; one stepdaughter; Angie Johnson one sister Belle Grandbow and 13 grandchildren. (pd.)

PAULINE SPIVEY RENFRO Dec. 11, 1918 - Jan. 7, 2008

Funeral services for Pauline Spivey Renfro, 89, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.


DORIS ANN FREEMAN Sept. 9, 1956 - Jan. 5, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Doris Ann Freeman, 51, of Atlanta are currently pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Freeman died on Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Michael Health System in Texarkana.


JAMES C. WALI Sept. 26, 1920 - Dec. 27, 2007

Graveside services for James C. Wall, 87, of Hughes Springs were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Springhill Cemetery in Daingerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


LENA MAE SMITH Nov. 27, 1935 - Jan. 2, 2008

Funeral services for Lena Mae Smith, 72, of Cason will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cason. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, January 9th, 2008

 

ROBERT L. “BOB” JONES SR. Nov. 6, 1940 - Jan. 7, 2008

Funeral services for Robert L. “Bob” Jones Sr., 67, of Atlanta will be held at 2p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at First Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Dennis Gibbons officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Jones was born in Golden Meadow, La., and was a member of Open Door Baptist Church and Gideons International. He was a retired brigadier general with the Texas Army National Guard, was inducted into the Texas National Guard Hall of Fame, and served as commander of the Atlanta Guard Unit and later commanded a tank battalion. He was retired from Day and Zimmerman. Mr. Jones enjoyed flying his plane, fishing, and amateur radio. He loved spending time with his family and attending school functions with his four grandsons. He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Jones, and two sisters, Ruth Thomas and Debbie Jones. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Brown Jones of Atlanta; his mother, Georgie Lummus of Atlanta; one son, Lynn Jones of Queen City; one daughter, Twyla Jones Kilboy and husband Tim of Jackson, Tenn.; four grandchildren, David Howard, Steven Kilboy, Dustin Jones, and Bobby Jones; one great-granddaughter, Abby Lynn; four nieces and nephews, Kara Gennings, Trilby Fulco, Kenny Smith and Jeff Harrist; his brother-in-law, Ken Smith and wife Brenda; and a very special prayer partner, Yvonne King. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

ROBERT C. POINT May 18, 1952 - Jan. 5, 2008

Funeral services for Robert C. Point, 55, of Douglassville will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Douglassville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Avis officiating. Interment will follow in Douglassville Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Point was born in Clarksville, Tenn., and was a member of the Douglassville United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Douglassville Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lt. Col. Robert Martha Point. Survivors include two sons, Patrick Point of Douglassville and Christopher Point of Douglassville; one stepson, Ross Spear of San Antonio; one brother, Alfred E. Point of Douglassville; one sister, Barbara Ann Booth of North Carolina; and numerous other relatives, cousins and friends. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)


GLENN THURMOND HARRISON June 19, 1944 - Jan. 1, 2008

Funeral services for Glenn Thurmond Harrison, 63, of Texarkana were held Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at Shover Springs Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hight officiating, under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. Glenn was born June 19, 1944 in Shreveport, La., to Thurmond and Mary Pate Harrison. He was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; one sister, Jo Sebrew; and a special aunt and uncle, Dan and Viola Pew. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Williams Harrison of Texarkana; three stepsons, Jason Sparks, Chris McWilliams, and Johnny McWilliams; one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Ward King; one stepdaughter; Angie Johnson; one sister, Belle Grandbow; and 13 grandchildren. (pd.)


PAULINE SPIVEY RENFRO Dec. 11, 1918 - Jan. 7, 2008

Funeral services for Pauline Spivey Renfro, 89, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.


DORIS ANN FREEMAN Sept. 9, 1956 - Jan. 5, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Doris Ann Freeman, 51, of Atlanta are currently pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Freeman died on Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Michael Health System in Texarkana.


JAMES C. WALL Sept. 26, 1920 - Dec. 27, 2007

Graveside services for James C. Wall, 87, of Hughes Springs were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Springhill Cemetery in Daingerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


LENA MAE SMITH Nov. 27, 1935 - Jan. 2, 2008

Funeral services for Lena Mae Smith, 72, of Cason will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cason. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

 

MAVIS JO McMAHON March 21, 1925 - Jan. 9, 2008

Mavis Jo McMahon, 82, passed away at her home in Corpus Christi Jan. 9. Mavis was born March 21, 1925 to Austin C. and Verna Frost in Union Chapel. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and one brother, James Frost. She is survived by her husband of 59 and a half years, Robert W. McMahon; two children, James Patrick McMahon (Lindy) and Maria McMahon; three grandchildren, James Robert McMahon (Kelly), John Patrick McMahon (Debbie), and Amber Sky McMahon three great- grandchildren, Allison Christine McMahon, Kendall Faith McMahon, and Coda Bryan McMahon; one sister, Maxine Sloan; her best friend, Margaret Cubage; along with other loving family members and friends. Mavis and her husband Robert were married June 6, 1948 and were the owners and operators of Mac’s Bait and Tackle from 1964 to Oct. 31, 1985. In those years they were sponsors of the Corpus Christi Shark Association. The family wishes to acknowledge all the association members as honorary pallbearers. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. l2 at Wesley United Methodist Church at 3915 Gollihar in Corpus Christi at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Kidney Foundation. (pd.)


KENNETH LEE BATES July 19, 1960 - Jan. 8, 2008

Kenneth Lee Bates, 47, of Texarkana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Bates was born July 19, 1960 in Tyler. He was a Baptist and a truck driver. Survivors include one son Douglas Bates of Queen City; one daughter and son-in-law, Lindsey Bates and Tanner Tibbets of Tulsa, Okla.; his father, Clifford Bates of Hooks; his mother, Barbara Ballard of Texarkana, Ark.; one brother, David Bates of Hooks; one granddaughter, Bailey Tibbets of Tulsa, Okla.; and a number of other relatives. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at Bates-Rolf Funeral Chapel in New Boston with the Rev. Steve Cain officiating. Interment followed at Sand Hill Cemetery in Simms under the direction of Bates Rolf Funeral Home. (pd.)

 

SHERMAN RICHARDSON Sept. 10, 1936 - Jan. 9, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Sherman Richardson, 71, of Maud are pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Richardson passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana.

ORMAN O. WHATLEY June13, 1926 - Jan.8, 2008

Funeral services for Orman O. Whatley, 81, of Kildare were held Friday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at Kildare Baptist Church in Kildare with the Rev. Wayne Shew officiating. Interment followed at the Kildare Cemetery. He was a member of the Kildare Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge 491, and was a Scottish Rite Shriner. He worked for Austin industries for 48 years where he was in the supervisor division for over 40 years. Orman was also a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and Joiners of America Local 497. He enjoyed raising cattle and riding horses. Whatley was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Harold Whatley. Survivors include his wife Mary “Tip” Whatley; two stepsons, Arnold Schermerhorn and wife Edwina of Kildare, and Larry Schermerhorn of Kildare; one stepdaughter, Rebecca Taylor and husband Rocky of Jefferson; two brothers, Hershell Whatley and wife Jean of Bivins, and Jerry Whatley and wife Nelva of Atlanta; two sisters, Mildred W. Jones of Linden, and Jean W. Salmon of Linden; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kildare Cemetery Association. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


EVERTT F. LEE May 22, 1924 - Jan. 9, 2008

Graveside services for Everett F. Lee, 83, are being held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 are at Warren Springs Cemetery in Linden with the Rev. Len Morrow officiating Hanner Funeral Service will be handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

 

DAISY MCGOUGH ‘FRENCH” COOKS May 20, 1934 - June 14, 2008

Daisy was born May 20, 1934 in Ashdown, Ark., and left this life to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Dell Cook. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. Buster and Debra Sellers, both of Atlanta; one grandson, Eddie D. Buster; and one great-granddaughter, Dessery A. Buster; six brothers-in-law and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jean and Marlin Thomas of Atlanta, Jewel and Chet Brown of Marietta, Bula and Donald Jester of Copper Canyon, Pat and Fred Carroll of Atlanta, Shirley and Bob Heldt of Atlanta, Belma and Tildon Griffin of Atlanta, Jim and Susan McGough of Atlanta and Lester and Donna Farris of Bloomington, Ill; host of nieces and nephews; and far too many family memories to list all of the people who loved her dearly. Services will be held at Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Bethsaida “Y” Baptist Church with Bro Frank Orr and Bro. Frank Carroll officiating. (pd.)


DOROTHY JEAN SMITH HARDAMON March 18, 1927 - Jan. 10, 2008

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Smith Hardamon, 80, of Nash were held Jan. 1 4at 10a.m. at the Chapelwood Mausoleum in Nash with Pastor Tim Reid officiating. Interment followed at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens in Nash. Dorothy was born in Doddridge, Ark; She and her and owned and operated C&D Sales and Conroe for many years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nash. She was in death by her husband, Charlie Crawford Hardaman; her grandson, Ramsey Ellis; and one brother Billy Wayne Smith. Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Hardamon Coble of Mansfield, Karen Jean Hardamon of Fayetteville, Ark., and Judith Ann Ellis of Barbados, West Indies; one sister, Linda Sue Johnson of Joaquin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Winnie Faye Smith. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.


WINFRED BERRY, JR. July 28, 1943 - Jan. 13, 2008

 

Arrangements for Winfred Berry, Jr. 64, of DeQuincy, La. were handled by Hanner Funeral Service of Atlanta. Berry died Sunday, Jan. 13 in Texarkana.

 

HOWARD CAGLE July 23, 1931 - Jan. 10, 2008

Funeral services Howard Cagle, 76 of Atlanta were held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Home Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Billy Dupree officiating. Interment followed at the Antioch Cemetery in Queen City. Howard was born in Atlanta, and retired from Gifford Hill Cement. He was also a member of Courtland Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his son Danny Cagle. Survivors include wife Virginia Coats Cagle; one sister Lillie Finley of Atlanta; two brothers-in-law, Randy and wife Tona Coats of Atlanta, and Roger and wife Danielle Coats of Douglassville, one granddaughter Lisa Thompson of Mineral We1ls; two Melvina Thompson, and Natalie Thompson, both of Mineral Wells. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.


A.D. ALLEN Aug. 9, 1925 - Jan. 13, 2008

Funeral services for A.D. Allen, 82, of Daingerfield were held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Harris Chapel United, Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home of Linden handled the arrangements


DORIS ANN FREEMAN Sept. 9, 1956 - Jan. 5, 2008

Funeral services for Doris Ann Freeman, 51, of Atlanta were held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Free Christian Zion Church of Christ in Douglassville. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


OPHELIA JOHNSON Nov. 22, 1915 - Jan. 7, 2008

Funeral services for Ophelia Johnson, 92, of Daingerfield were held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Wallick Chapel Christian Church in Daingerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral home of Hughes Springs handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

 

 

DAISY MCGOUGH ‘FRENCH” COOKS May 20, 1934 - June 14, 2008

Daisy was born May 20, 1934 in Ashdown, Ark., and left this life to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Dell Cook. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. Buster and Debra Sellers, both of Atlanta; one grandson, Eddie D. Buster; and one great-granddaughter, Dessery A. Buster; six brothers-in-law and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jean and Marlin Thomas of Atlanta, Jewel and Chet Brown of Marietta, Bula and Donald Jester of Copper Canyon, Pat and Fred Carroll of Atlanta, Shirley and Bob Heldt of Atlanta, Belma and Tildon Griffin of Atlanta, Jim and Susan McGough of Atlanta and Lester and Donna Farris of Bloomington, Ill; host of nieces and nephews; and far too many family memories to list all of the people who loved her dearly. Services will be held at Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Bethsaida “Y” Baptist Church with Bro Frank Orr and Bro. Frank Carroll officiating. (pd.)


 

JOHN BURKETT Nov. 5, 1924 - Jan. 17, 2008

Arrangements for John Burkett, 83, of Bloomburg will be under the direction of Hanner Funeral Home in Atlanta. John was born in San Antonio. He retired from Par-Gas and was an Air Force veteran during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife Estelle Hengst Burkett; a son, Stanley Burkett; and a daughter, Janet Hollingsworth. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Ray Hendershot of Bloomburg; three grandchildren, Roy Hendershot, and Camille and Jesse Duke; and two great-grandchildren, Shelby and Saleen Stephenson. (pd.)


DERRICK DESHEA COLLINS Jan. 8, 1977 - Jan. 11, 2008

Funeral services for Derrick DeShea Collins, 31, of Atlanta will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

 


WILLIE RICHARDSON BLAYLOCK-CARTER Aug. 28, 1912 - Jan. 13, 2008

Funeral services for Willie Richardson Blaylock-Carter, 95, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 12noon at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

 


JONELLE BROCK Oct. 20, 1930 - Jan. 15, 2008

Funeral services for Jonelle Brock, 77, of Hughes Springs were held Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

DALE M. “MARTY” WHATLEY July 23, 1954 – Jan. 15, 2008

Funeral services for Dale “Marty” Whatley, 53, of Bivins were held Friday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Linden with the Rev. Jackie Stanfield and the Rev. Dale Carter officiating. Interment followed at Kildare Cemetery in Kildare under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta. Mr. Whatley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Linden. He was a carpenter for 34 years and for the last nine years was a heavy equipment operator. Marty was a cowboy all of his life and enjoyed rodeo and roping. He was preceded in death by his father Orville “Buddy” Whatley and his stepfather George Hagy. Survivors include wife Dora Whatley of Bivins; mother, Lois Whatley Hagy of Beaumont; four sons, Buddy Whatley and wife Susan of Linden, Rodney Whatley and wife Nikki of Linden, Justin Waites and wife Deanna of Huntington, and Walt Whatley of Bivins; one granddaughter Audree Lynn Waites of Huntington; and one brother Dexter Whatley and wife Patsy of Bivins. Memorials may be made to the Four States Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The guestbook may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


MARTHA DELL BRIGGS May 14, 1946 - Jan. 15, 2008

Funeral services for Martha Dell Briggs, 61, of Naples were held Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11a.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home of Linden. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

 

 

WILLIE RICHARDSON BLAYLOCK-GARTER Aug. 28, 1912 - Jan. 13, 2008

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Richardson, 95, of Spring Hill were held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Spring Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Boyce officiating. Willie was the daughter of the late Lewis and Harriett (Johnson) Richardson. She was born in Bryans Mill Aug. 28, 1912. She married A.C. Blaylock Sr. to this union five children were born, Randolph, Sadie, S.T, and A.C. Jr., and Curtis. Mrs. Carter was a faithful member of the Spring Hill Baptist Church until her health disabled her. On Sunday morning, Jan. 13, Willie Blaylock-Carter departed this life to join our loving Jesus. Willie was preceded in death by A.C. Sr., S.T., and Curtis Howard, husband S.E.J. Carter, seventeen brothers and sisters, and one grandson. Survivors include a devoted daughter, Sadie Blaylock Hooper of Douglassville; stepdaughter Nellie Dunbar of Irving; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Randolph and Mae Ruth Blaylock of Queen City, A.C. and Ether Blaylock of Linden, and Ida Blaylock of Atlanta; two grandchildren she raised, Larry Blaylock of Atlanta, and Barbara (Charles) Davis of Douglassville; a god-daughter, Tonya Meriman of Texarkana; six grandsons, Christopher-Blaylock (Tandra), Alphonso Blaylock (Chika), Karlus Blaylock (Sharon), Larry Banks (Maxine), Kenneth Ray Banks, and Edwin Williams, seven granddaughters, Carolyn Carte(Charles), Veronica Blaylock, Teresa Banks, Angela Meriman, Monica Wade Sonja Smith, and Cheryl Hudson, 30reat grandchildren 20 great great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law Norma (Bryce) Roberson of Atlanta and Leon Blaylock of Naples and a host of nieces, nephews, and her relatives. (pd)

 

KEVIN JOSEPH WRIGHT Dec. 18, 1990 – Jan. 18, 2008

Funeral services for Kevin Joseph Wright, 17, of Bivins are being the Wednesday Jan 23, 3 p m at Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Vivian, La. under the direction of McGuire Funeral Home in Vivian, La. Interment will follow at Josey Cemetery in McLeod. Kevin was a student at Bloomburg High School. He is survived by his parents Bill and Tammy Wright of Bivins; one-sister Sherry Wright of Bivins; four brothers; Dougie Lawrence of Bivins, David Wright of Bivins, Billy Wright Jr. of Bivins and Jayden Wright of Douglassville and many other relatives. (pd)


ASHLEY KRISTINE ALEXANDER May 29, 1990 - Jan. 18, 2008

Funeral services for Ashley Kristine Alexander, 17, of McLeod are being held Thursday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at Walnut Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Dale Alexander and the Rev. J.W. Crow officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gorsulowsky Funeral Home in Vivian, La. Ashley was born May 29, 1990 and passed away on Friday, Jan. 18. She was a resident of McLeod all of her life. She was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church. Ashley loved her dogs, four-wheeler riding, dirt track racing, and riding horses. Ashley was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth Alexander. She is survived by her father Jackie Alexander of McLeod; her mother, Ten Abshire of Davenport, Fla.; her grandmothers Marcel Alexander of McLeod, and Linda LeDoux of Lake Charles, La.; her grandfather, Terry Killough of Shreveport, La.; her four sisters, Elizabeth May of Vivian, La., Jessica Hall of Benton, La, Rebecca Abshire of Davenport, Fla., and Alexis Young of Lake Charles, La.; one brother, Jacob Milligan of Atlanta; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. Pallbearers for Ashley will be Little Al Tennis, Carson Kennedy, Tommy Wilder, Colter Alexander, Matt Bickham, Joe Alexander, and Dwight Abshire. (pd.)


BILLIE J. BARBER Feb.19, 1944 - Jan. 18, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Billie J. Barber, 63, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Billie died Jan. 18 at her residence.

 


Sunday, January 27th, 2008

 

 

STELLA FRANCIS PERRIN MORRIS June 17, 1921 - Jan. 22, 2008

Memorial services for Stella Francis Perrin Morris, 86, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Service chapel in Atlanta. Burial will be at Smyrna Cemetery. Stella went to be with the Lord Jan. 22. She was born June 17, 1921 in Springdale to Barah Lou Adcock and Frank Perrin. She was the youngest of nine children, and affectionately called “Baby” and “Lady” as a child. It was on a blind date that she met the love of her life, T.J. “Tom” Morris. They were married six months later. With love, devotion and nurturing she bore and raised six children. The family moved to various locations in Texas and Louisiana with Tom’s job at United Gas Pipeline Co., and along the way many life long friends were made. In 1979 Tom retired and they settled in Atlanta. The care and love of her family was evident to all who knew her. Her favorite hobby was working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was known as the “Flower Lady” because of her yearly spring flower sales. Stella was known far her love of the Lord and was an active member of the Atlanta Church of Christ. Stella considered her many church friends as her second family and loved them dearly. Stella was a delight to all who knew her and will be greatly missed by those who have had the privilege to call her “Momma,” “Lovey,” “Mammaw,” and “Friend.” We’re all smiling knowing that she is rejoicing in the presence of the Lord and His heavenly garden.” She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, and husband Torn. She is survived by her sons Beverly “Bevo” Morris and, wife Rosemary, Jim Morris and wife Julie; daughters, Mary Havey and husband Morton, Shirley Le Blanc and husband Cornel, Vickey Burnett and husband Jimmy, and Tommy Kamar and husband Richard; 12 grandchildren, Jason, Kate, Susan, Michelle,’ Julia, David, Stephen, Jessica and Danny, Joseph, Hannah, Krstina and Amanda; two great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Dylan, and several nieces and nephews Her first cousin, Mary Frances Niemeyer of Texarkana, also survives Stella, and when Stella was living, they were the last of their generation for many years. Stella wanted to thank her doctors who provided such tender love and care, Dr. James Jackson, Dr. Jimmy F. Smith, Dr. Anil Veluvolu, and Dr. Michael Moore. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to R.O.C.K., P08 422, Georgetown, Texas 78627, or R.O.C.K. (Ride On Center or Kids) at www.rockride.org/donations who provides equine assisted therapy for Stella’s granddaughter Kate and others with physical and learning challenges. (pd.)


BERNICE KIRKLAND KIETZMAN Dec. 31, 1921 - Jan. 24, 2OO8

Funeral services for Bernice Kirkland Kietzman of Atlanta will be held Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Service chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. David Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at the Queen City Cemetery. Bernice was born in Pilgars, Canada. She was retired from Day and Zimmerman and was a member of First Baptist Church and Queen City. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray Kirkland and Elmer Kietzman; and one daughter, Brenda Coats. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws, Sharon Brabham and Ted Sr. of Atlanta, and Brenda and Buddy Peacock of Queen City; three grandchildren, Bruce Coats of Queen City, and Shelley and Bobby Nickerson of Atlanta; one great-grandchild Stephen “Boo” Cutchall of Atlanta; her special pet polo; and a number of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 6p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta. The family will be at 15 Mockingbird Lane in Atlanta. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


SHIRLEY ANNE SUMASKY July 15, 1939 - Jan. 21, 2008

Funeral services for Shirley Anne Sumasky, 68, of Avinger were held Friday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ETHEL TAYLOR March 1, 1912 - Jan. 22, 2008

Graveside services for Ethel Taylor, 95, of Bloomburg will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Salem Cemetery in Bloomburg. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.


BILLIE JO BARBER Feb. 19, 1944 - Jan. 18, 2008

Funeral services for Billie Jo Barber, 63, of Atlanta will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.at Enon First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


WILDA “LOUISE” ROBERSON Oct. 16, 1951 - Jan. 21, 2008

Funeral services for Wilda “Louise” Roberson, 56, of Bloomburg will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at First Baptist Church in Bloomburg. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

 

 

BERNICE KIRKLAND KIETZMAN Dec. 31, 1921 - Jan. 24, 2008

Funeral services for Bernice Kirkland Kietzman, 86, of Atlanta were held Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Service chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. David Roberts officiating. Interment followed at the Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Bernice was born in Pilgars, Canada. She was retired from Day and Zimmerman and was a member of First Baptist Church in Queen City. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray Kirkland and Elmer Kietzman; and one daughter, Brenda Coats. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Brabham and Ted Sr. of Atlanta and Brenda and Buddy Peacock of Queen City; three grandchildren, Bruce Coats of Queen City, and Shelley and Bobby Nickerson of Atlanta; one great-grandchild Stephen “Boo” Cutchall of Atlanta; her special pet Polo; and a number of other relatives and friends. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)


KAILYN MARIE PAGE Nov. 24, 2007 - Jan. 26, 2008

Funeral services for Kailyn Marie Page, infant daughter of Andrew Page and Megan Loper of Atlanta, are being held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Laws Chapel United Methodist Church in Atlanta with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Laws Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include maternal grandparents, Barry Loper, Tern Loper and Jeremy Freeman, all of Atlanta; maternal great- grandparents, Mary Godwin of Atlanta, Richard Meadows of Marshall, and Lawrence and Judy Loper of Atlanta; paternal grandparents, Charles and Kelli Davis of Atlanta, and Michael Page of Justin; paternal great-grandparents, Ruth Evans of Vivian, La., and Bob and Tot Cargile of Nashville, Ark.; eight aunts and uncles, Tammie and Jesse Loper of Atlanta, Micah Loper of Atlanta, Ben Loper of Shreveport, La., Phillip Page of Atlanta, Dylan Davis of Atlanta, Mike Davis of Memphis, Tenn., and Olivi Foster of Houma, La and three cousin, Kayle Loper, Kasan Loper, arid Jase Loper. An account has been set up at Century Bank to help defray expenses for the family. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

JAMES “SAMBO” WALTON March 21, 1920 - Jan. 28, 2008

Funeral services for James “Sambo” Walton, 87, of Walton Center are being held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at Walton Cemetery in Walton Center. Hanner Funeral Service will handle the arrangements

 

HAROLD BAUGUS Dec. 1, 1945 - Jan. 27, 2008

Funeral services for Harold Baugus, 62, of Bloomburg are being held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. at Cass Baptist Church in Cass with Bro. George Thomas and Bro. Dell Carr officiating. Interment will follow at the Cass Cemetery. Mr. Baugus was a Baptist by faith and a member of the Coon Hunters Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ollie Baugus; mother, Allene Garrett; and two sisters, Melba Lassister and Lola Buddin. Survivors include his wife Shelia Baugus of Bloomburg; two sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, David, Carrie and Kayla Baugus of Queen City, and Joseph, Tiffany and Brooke Baugus of Atlanta; two brothers, Ray Baugus of Clinton, Ark., and Buddy Baugus of Eldorado, Ark.; two sisters, Faye Arledge of Wabaseka, Ark., and Mary Carr of Eldorado, Ark.; and a special aunt, Mable Marter of Shreveport, La. Memorials may be made to Cass Baptist Church, 1278 FM 251 N. Atlanta, Texas 75551. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

OLIVIA G. CHISOLM

Funeral services for Olivia G. Chisolm, 83, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Baldwin Lee Funeral Home in Jackson, Miss. Olivia died Sunday, Jan. 27 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after an illness of several months. A nativ& of Lexington, Miss., she •was the daughter of the late Mr. William E. and Lyda M. Grantham. She lived in Jackson for many years before retiring and moving to Atlanta. Before retirement, she was employed by First Union in Jackson, Miss. as a loan processor and officer of the company. She was a member of Lakeshore Congregational Methodist Church in Byram, Miss. Olivia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hugh O. Chisolm. Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Joy Knight of Atlanta and Debra Lynn Chisolm of Plano; one son-in-law, Reagan A. Knight of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Lyndsey and Darren Leach of Allen, Brooke and Meagan Knight of Texarkana, and Alan of Atlanta; two sisters, Eleese Addison of Terry, Miss. And Janie Addison of Plano; two brothers, Ellis Grantham of Magee Miss, and Bobby Grantham of Braxton, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews. (pd.)


HOBERT IRVIN Dec. 6, 1939 - Jan. 27, 2008

Funeral services for Hobert Irvin, 68, of Hughes Springs were held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

TWYLA DARLENE JONES KILBOY April 20, 1964 - Jan. 28, 2008

Funeral services for Twyla Darlene Jones Kilboy, 43, of Jackson, Tenn., will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at First Baptist Church Atlanta with the Rev. Dennis Gibbons officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation will take place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Hanner Funeral Service. Twyla was born in Atlanta on April 20, 1964. She received her nursing degree from Texarkana Community College in 1985. Twyla was a registered nurse who had worked in several nursing homes in Texas, Tennessee, and Illinois as director of nursing. She also worked as a professional photographer and as a Mary Kay sales consultant. Also, Twyla was a proud member of Grace United Methodist Church of Jackson, Tenn. Twyla enjoyed being a proud mother to her two sons, and loved all kinds of crafts as well as photography and oil painting. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lynn Jon of Atlanta, and two aunts, Ruth Thomas and Debbie Jones. Survivors include her husband, Tim Kilboy of Jackson, Tenn.; her two sons, David Lynn Howard of Atlanta and Steven Andrew Kilboy, a college student in Chattanooga, Tenn.; her granddaughter, Abby Lynn of Collierville, Tenn., her mother, Darlene Brown Jones of Atlanta; her brother, Lynn Jones of Atlanta; three grandparents, Georgie Lummus, Kenneth Smith and Laverne Smith; two nephews, Dustin Jones and Bobby Jones; one uncle, Kenny Smith; one aunt, Brenda Smith; tour cousins, Kara Gennings, Kenny Smith, Trilby Fulco, and Jeff Harrist. (pd.)


February

 

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

 

HA1TIE DOOLEY THOMAS Jan. 22, 1920 - Feb. 1, 2008

Funeral services for Hattie Dooley Thomas, 88, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at Smyrna Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Thomas was born in Linden and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, E. Thomas; a daughter, Betty Nichols; and a son, Jimmie Allen Thomas. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, J.W. and Carolyn Thomas of Queen City; one daughter and son-in-law, Robbie and John Jester of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The guest book may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


RUTH HAMILTON Aug. 10, 1914 - Jan. 29, 2008

Funeral services for Ruth Hamilton, 93, of Cason are being held Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cason. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.


DANNIE DAVID PICKARD Jan. 11, 1956 - Jan. 30, 2008

Graveside services for Dannie David Pickard, 52, of Queen City were held Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Stateline Cemetery in Taylor, Ark. A.O. Smith Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

 

 

VERA BELINDA ROBINSON-NEFF June 24, 1913

Vera was born in Trenton Nova Scotia, Canada June 24, 1913 to Lawson “Dick” and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Dickson. She moved with her family to Derby, Maine when she was seven years old where her father worked for the Maine railroad. As a young teenager Vera contracted rheumatic fever, a debilitating illness with complications that left her housebound for three years. This illness combined with her faith in God solidified her resolve to continue her education and to help others who were ill. This she did, going back to school to graduate as salutatorian and graduating from a grueling nurse’s training with top honors in 1938. After obtaining her nursing degree, she worked for hospitals in Boston and New York, later becoming a private nurse in New York. She came in contact with many fascinating and interesting people, many of which were famous. It was also while living in New York that she became a United States citizen. Vera had many wonderful stories of this time. Vera moved to Alaska with her father and mother in 1946. It was while working at the Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage that she met a handsome young staff sergeant named Royce Robinson. They were soon married on June 6, 1948. Vera homesteaded on their property in Alaska for seven months while Royce stayed on base through the week, only coming home on the weekends. Her experiences of homesteading ranged from catching and canning salmon from the stream next to their home, to protecting their home by shooting a bear that was breaking down her cabin door. When Vera and Royce left Alaska they sold this homestead as the first FHA home sold in Alaska. Vera and Royce, like all military families, were transferred several times but loved Alaska so much they returned every chance they got to transfer there. They lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for a time at Nellis Air Force Base. They were also transferred to Arizona, where Vera worked at an Indian hospital. Soon after retiring from the service they moved to Idaho to operate a dairy farm. While in Idaho, Vera also worked at a tuberculosis sanitarium. During these years Vera lovingly took care of both her parents as she did with so many others. In the 1960s Vera and Royce moved to Atlanta where Royce grew up. Vera worked for Atlanta Memorial Hospital when it first opened as supervisor of the nurses on the night shift. She also worked for a time as night shift nurse for Rose Haven Nursing Home, while Royce worked for the Atlanta State Park system. Royce died in 1985 and Vera lived alone until she met and married Lunda Neff of Queen City in 1989. Lunda had lost his own life’s companion Dolly three years earlier. Vera instantly became mother to 11 children and their spouses and became a valued and beloved member of the Neff family. After Lunda’s death in 1994, Vera continued to be an important part of the lives of his children. She had never had children of her own, but always said that God had blessed her in her latter years with 11 children that she could love and share their love in return without having had to go through the challenges of raising them. She shared in their achievements and joyous times as well as difficult times and sorrows. She was preceded in death by her first husband staff sergeant Royce Robinson of Atlanta and her second husband Lunda Neff Sr. of Queen City. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Lawson and Elizabeth Dickson; two sisters Margaret “Margie” Coy and Georgia “Dodie” Hoxie; five of Lunda Neff’s children and one granddaughter, Lunda Jr. in 1972 and his daughter Karen Neff, 22, in 1989, Cecil I in 1992, Larry Sr. in 1996, Billy Sr. in 1998, and Doris Lillie Mae Weeks in 2006. She is survived by one sister Elva Coy of Huron, Ohio, as well as several nieces and nephews and her dear friend and cousin, Mada Ray Gipson of Poplarville, Miss. She is also survived by seven Neff children and their spouses, David and Phyllis of Phoenix, Ariz., Charles and Donna of Ashdown, Ark., Lonnie and Kay and Gary and Jo of Atlanta, Linda Laper of Texarkana, Violet and ‘Steve Helms of Lake Dallas, James and Glenda of Queen City, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her life she gave aid and comfort to countless numbers of ailing souls as a nurse and comforter. She also touched the lives of too many others to mention by her kindness and love. She will be deeply missed by all, and especially by her children. Memorial services for Mrs. Neff were held at the Hanner Funeral Service chapel in Atlanta Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Ken Treybig officiating. (pd.)


JAMES FREDRICK SMITH Nov. 9, 1938 - Feb. 3, 2008

Funeral services for James Fredrick Smith 69 of Queen City will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Hanner Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Smith was born in Queen City and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was the owner and operator of Ink Slingers in Queen City and was a member of the National Tattoo Association for over 29 years. He was a veteran of the Air Force where he was a canine handler. He was also an avid bowler for over 40 years and had one 300 game to his credit. He lived life his way. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Smith of Queen City; one son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Valerie Smith of Irving; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Jim Darden of Hooks and Carman and Michael Gavit of Iraq; and one sister, Doris Chamblee of Queen City. An online guest book may be signed at www.hannertuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

GILES D. DeHART June 15, 1925 - Feb. 3, 2008

Graveside services for Giles D. DeHart, 82, of Queen City were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Laws Chapel Cemetery with Jim Huston officiating. Services were held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. DeHart was born in Texas and was a Mason, 32nd degree Scottish Rite and Order of the Eastern Star. He owned and operated Best House Leveling and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Delores DeHart of Queen City; one daughter and son-in-law, Melody Sorokolit of Lumberton; and two grandchildren, David Carpenter Jr. and wife Jessica of New Orleans, La., and Dustin Wade of Lumberton. An online guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


MILDERED HAZEL

Funeral services or Mildered Hazel, 82, of Atlanta were held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leon Morrow officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

 

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

 

DARRELL “WAYNE” LYNN

Graveside services for Darrell “Wayne” Lynn, 53, of Queen City were held Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Macedonia Cemetery in Miller County, Ark. under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta. Wayne was born in Miller County, Ark. in his grandparents’ house. He was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Navy, and loved the outdoors, and spent a lot of time fishing. He had worked outdoors most of his life mainly in the oilfields and the logwoods. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing, and writing songs, and was faithful about spending time with his daughter and grandson Ethan, and he loved the Lord. He also had a special niece and nephew, Jullie and Dwight Thomas that were very close to him. Wayne had two good friends, Larry and Cliff that lived by him. He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Katherine Lynn. Survivors include one daughter, Tonya Lynn of Queen City; one son-in-law, Jimmy Duren; one grandson, Ethan Wayne Duren of Queen City; one brother, Kenneth Lynn of Atlanta; two sisters, Joyce Compton of Queen City and Linda Bennett and husband Jim of Atlanta; and multiple nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.(pd.)


JAMES A. MIDDLETON June 17, 1951 - Jan. 28, 2008

Memorial services for James A. Middleton, 56, of Avinger are being held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Alley Creek Park Pavilion on Lake of the Pines. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.


BENNY C. MITCHELL, SR. Aug. 11, 1939 - Jan. 30, 2008

Funeral services for Benny C. Mitchell, Sr., 68, of Bivins are being held Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Atlanta Church of Christ in Atlanta. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.


LUCY JANE CORBET Nov. 4, 1930 - Feb. 5, 2008

Memorial services for Lucy Jane Corbett, 77, of Montana are pending under the direction of Johnson Mortuary of Montana.


REUBENE ROY NEWBY

Funeral services for Reubene Roy Newby, 94, of Hughes Spring are being held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

 

LUCY JANE (ENDSLEY) CORBETT Nov. 4, 1930 - Feb. 5, 2008

Memorial services for Lucy Jane (Endsley) Corbett, 77, of Montana will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Bethsaida Y Baptist Church in Bivins with James Neff officiating. Burial will be at the C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispeli, Mont. Friday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. Lucy passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Kalispell, Mont. She was born in Quinton, Okla. Nov. 4, 1930 to the Rev. George B. Endsley and Ode (Brooks) Endsley. She was a member of the United Church of God, a homemaker, wife, and mother. She was a long time resident of Cass County. She married Robert L. Corbett March 3, 1949 in Linden. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years. Survivors include all seven of her children, three daughters, Penny Corbett of Brenham, Joyce and husband Gary Shelton of Linden, Becky and husband Mitch Francis of Atlanta; a special daughter-in-law, Linda and husband Billie Purky of Queen City; four sons, Roc and wife Nancy Corbett of Bigfork, Mont., Robert W. and wife Judy Corbett of Woodland, Wash., Jabez Corbett of Portland, Ore., and Richard and wife Rhonda Corbett of Rock Hill, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Cranford Endsley of Marshall, Gyola Carr of Conroe, Greathel Corman of Avinger, and Almeta Lee of Mineral Wells; and a sister-in-law, Mammie Ruth Endsley of Gary.

 

JOE WAID July 9, 1919 - Feb. 7, 2008

Graveside services for Joe Waid, 88, of Atlanta were held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at Cave Springs Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Joe was born in Crawford County, Penn. He was retired from the United States Air Force where he served during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was Baptist by faith, and had also served as Queen City marshal. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mable Waid. Survivors include wife Geneva Waid of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Waid and Peggy of Shady Shores; three stepsons, Eddie Pate of Caddo Lake, Jerry Pate of Spokane, Wash., and Charles Pate of Ramona, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ronnie Clark of Atlanta; one stepdaughter and husband, Doris and Eddie Grunder of Ojai, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


MARY PEOPLES Aug. 16, 1924 - Feb. 7, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Mary Peoples, 83, of Linden are pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Peoples died Feb. 7 at Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana.


FRONIE MELINDA BUTLER TERRY Nov. 25, 1928 - Feb. 7, 2008

Funeral services for Fronie Melinda Butler Terry, 79, of Hughes Springs were held Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

ROY A. AYERS Nov. 28, 1916 - Feb. 11, 2008

Funeral services for Roy A. Ayers, 91, of Pittsburg are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel. Beaty Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

 

 

DANNY ALVIS KIRKLAND

Funeral services for Danny Alvis Kirkland of Atlanta are being held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle church in Queen City, with burial following at the Antioch Cemetery. Danny Alvis Kirkland died Monday, Feb. 11 at his home in Atlanta. Mr. Kirkland was born at Brooks Hospital in Atlanta. He was a local business owner of the Wooden Indian and LiI’ Dan Trucking in Queen City. He was a graduate of Queen City High School in 1971. He attended basic training at Fort Polk, La., and was in the Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Francis (Papa) and Carmen M. Finucane and Alvis and Mildred Kirkland; three uncles, Frank Finucane, James (Jimmy) Finucane, and Gene Kirkland; and two aunts, Dorothy Getchell and Nora Matthews. Survivors include his children, Kacie Lea Marie and Daniel Joseph Kirkland; mother of children, Donna Townsend; parents, Carol and James (Mac) McCormack of Queen City and Dean and Dixie Kirkland of Atlanta; two sisters, Victoria Moncada of Denver, Col., and Susan Kirkland; one brother, Steve Kirkland of Queen City; several aunts and uncles, Julia Hales, Patricia Bosworth, Mary Finucane of Houston, Belle Kirkland, and Tommy and Beth Kirkland of Atlanta; and numerous nieces and nephews from Houston, Lufkin, Colorado, Montegut, Houma, and New Orleans.

 

ARVELIA MACK WHITMAN Aug. 20, 1908 - Feb. 6, 2008

Funeral services for Arvelia Mack Whitman, 100, of Linden were held Monday, Feb. 11 at the Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas. Arrangements were under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home.


VIRGINIA LOUISE FALLWELL Feb. 26, 1932 - Feb. 12, 2008

Graveside services for Virginia Louise Fallwell, 75, of Linden were held Friday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park cemetery in Seagoville under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

 

FRANCES O’KELLEY FRYE Nov. 5, 1937 - Feb. 14, 2008

Funeral services for Frances O’Kelley Frye, 70, are being held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Wallace Edgar officiating. Internment will
follow at Huffines Cemetery in Atlanta. Frances was retired from Wal-Mart and was Baptist by faith. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Candi and Jerry Barnes of Atlanta, Cristy and Roy Rogers of Maud, and Connie and Jack Thornton of Texarkana, Ark.; three brothers, Billy Ray O’Kelley of Atlanta, Charles O’Kelley of Austin, and James Roy O’Kelley of Atlanta; one sister, Margie Moulder of Texarkana; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. An online guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

ROBERT PEDRAZA SR. Sept. 24, 1924 - Feb. 12, 2008

Funeral services for Robert Pedraza Sr., 83, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Atlanta with Bro. Joe Stone officiating. Burial was in Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services. Mr. Pedraza was born in Mexico. He was retired from Anthony’s Saw Mill. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Charlie Pedraza. Survivors include his wife Chole Pedraza of Atlanta; two sons, Robert Pedraza Jr. and Johnny Pedraza, both of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Barbara Keener of Atlanta and John Pedraza of Fort Drum, N.Y.; a great-grandchild, Jacie Dunlap of Atlanta; and numerous other relatives. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


THOMAS EARL STRICKLAND Aug. 28, 1934 - Feb. 12, 2008

Funeral services for Thomas Earl Strickland, 73, of Hughes Springs were held Friday, Feb. 15 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church near Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

 

MOLLY JANE HOGAN DUCK Nov. 29, 1927 - Feb. 17, 2008

Graveside services for Molly Jane Hogan Duck, 71, of Richardson are being held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. at Rowiett Creek Cemetery under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home in
Piano. Molly went home to her Savior Feb. 17 after a long illness. She was born in Bentonville, Ark., on Nov. 29, 1927 to Will H. Hogan and Lillie Marie Reerink Hogan. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tony Hogan, all of Atlanta; sister, Katie Hogan Hanson of Benton, Ark.; and her devoted husband, Lloyd Nolan Duck Sr. of Richardson. She is survived by one daughter, Lydia D. Sommers; her husband, Joe of Piano; one son and daughter-in-law, L. Nolan Duck Jr. and Nancy of Allen; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Duck of Dallas; and one grandson, Trey Duck of Waco. The family would like to thank the friends and members of First Baptist Church of Richardson, the staff at Collinwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Vista Care Hospice for all of their care and support. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Richardson. (pd.)


SARAH ADCOCK Sept. 5, 1931 - Feb. 18, 2008

Funeral services for Sarah Adcock, 76, of Bloomburg will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Hanner Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Ms. Adcock was born in Bloomburg and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Bloomburg. She was retired from Bloomburg Bank where she was the vice president. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Thelma Adcock. Survivors include two brothers, Billy Pat Adcock of Bloomburg and Frankie Adcock and wife Nelda of Atlanta; two aunts, Sue Green of Bloomburg and Nolie Smith of Dentonville, Ark.; one former sister-in-law, Ginger Adcock of Atlanta; two nephews; two nieces; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great- great-nieces. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


HAZEL HALL July 17, 1912 - Feb. 15, 2008

Funeral services for Hazel Hall, 95, of Linden were held Monday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.


JOHNNETTE MINTON May 9, 1928 - Feb. 17, 2008

Funeral services for Johnnette Minton, 79, of Jefferson will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home in Jefferson.

 

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

 

 

CHARLES DUKE July 28, 1952 - Feb. 2, 2008

Funeral services for Charles Duke 55, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Home chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Bryan Peck and the Rev. Donald
Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Queen City under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Duke was born in Atlanta and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mineral Wells. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jamie and Frances Duke. Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Bill Duke and Carolyn Daniel of Bloomburg; and four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Linda Barnwell Herring and Billy Joe of Arlington, Darlene Ducan of Mt. Pleasant, Annette Allen and Danny of Pittsburg, and Debra Soils and Tony of Victoria. An online guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

VERNON ADRIAN LOLLAR June 15, 1926 - Feb. 20, 2008

Funeral services for Vernon Adrian Lollar, 81, of Kildare were held Friday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Kildare with Bro. Wayne Shew officiating. Interment followed in Kildare Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Mr. Lollar was born June 15, 1926 in James to W.C. and Sara Elizabeth Knuckles Lollar and died Wednesday, Feb. 20 in an Atlanta nursing home. He worked as an oilfield pumper and was a member of First Baptist Church of Kildare. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Lollar, and two granddaughters, Teresa Hilton and Charlotte Noble. He is survived by a son, Roger Lollar of Queen City; three daughters and one son-in-law, Darlene and Robert Fletcher of McLeod, Peggy Holmes of Longview, and Faye Allen of Jefferson; one brother and sister-in-law, Hilliard and Shirley Lollar of Kildare; one sister and brother-in-law, Willidean and Gene Hopkins of Ft. Worth; the mother of one of his children, Betty Lollar of Queen City; a good friend, Mae Blythe of Argyle; two stepchildren, Cheryl Compton of Bloomburg and Wayne Crye of Grey; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kildare Cemetery Association P.O. Box #1662, Kildare, Texas, 75562. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com. (pd.)

 

TRONDA “SHAG” ROBERSON Jan. 12, 1961 - Feb. 15, 2008

Funeral services for Tronda “Shag” Roberson, 47, of Lone Star were held Friday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Avinger. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.

 

JAMES BEARD July 27, 1920 - Feb. 21, 2008

Arrangements for James Beard, 87, of Linden are being handled by Hanner Funeral Service of Atlanta. Mr. Beard passed away Thursday, Feb. 21.

 

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

 

 

JERRY HALE HAYNES April 23, 1939 - Feb. 16, 2008

Memorial services for Jerry Hale Haynes, 68, of Bloomburg will be held Saturday, March 1 at 4 p.m. at Indian Hills Country Club in Atlanta. Jerry died Feb. 16 in Dallas. He was born April 23, 1939 in Atlanta. He graduated from Bloomburg High School in 1957, and was a graduate of the University of Texas. He went on to work in the aerospace industry in Huntsville, Ala., and later worked for Collins Radio and Texas Instruments in Richardson. He then returned to this area where he owned and operated several grocery retail stores including Haynes Affiliated Grocery in Bloomburg, Oil City Foods in Oil City, La., Food King in Atlanta, and Queen City Foods in Queen City. He was preceded in death by his father, John Harlan Haynes of Bloomburg. Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Haynes of Bloomburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Mike Mitchell of Texarkana and Donna and Troy Aydell of Flower Mound; one son, Jerry Hale Haynes Jr. of Benton, La.; grandchildren, Curtis Brown Jr. of San Antonio and Hannah Lindsay and Hudson Aydell of Flower Mound; one brother, Dr. John Haynes and wife Lue of Vivian, La.; one sister, Connie Thomason and husband Rodger of Texarkana, Ark.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Autism Research Institute 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, Calif. 92116. (pd.)

 

MELVA HOLLOWAY March 7, 1928 - Feb. 11, 2008

Graveside services for Melva Holloway, 79, of Douglassville were held Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12 noon at Springhill Cemetery in Douglassville. Arrangements were under the direction of Stanmore Funeral Home in Gilmer.


VETRA LOUISE GUTHRIE Dec. 9, 1919 - Feb. 21, 2008

Funeral services for Vetra Louise Guthrie, 89, of Atlanta will be held Monday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Church of Christ in Atlanta. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service of Atlanta.


FELIX GARDENER March 27, 1927 - Feb. 24, 2008

Funeral services for Felix Gardener, 80, of Queen City are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Felix died Feb. 24 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.


CHARLES LYNN HARROD Oct. 30, 1933 - Feb. 22, 2008

Funeral services for Charles Lynn Harrod, 65, of Midlothian were held Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at New Colony Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

 

DELORES ANN “DEE” CARTER March 21, 1933 - Feb. 24, 2008

Delores “Dee” Carter, 74, of Atlanta, formerly of Madill, Okla., died early Sunday morning in Atlanta. Dee was born on March 21, 1933 in Newston, Iowa, the daughter of Mildred and Lawrence Sawyer. She was married for 47 years to the love of her life, Roland R. “Dick” Carter who preceded her in death on May 27, 1998. Dee was a champion debater at Newton High School and received three full scholarships to Iowa colleges. Prior to retiring, she was in banking and was office manager for former Oklahoma Governor Raymond Gary and Sooner Gas in Madill, Okla. Dee is survived by two sons, Mike Carter and wife Cathy of Muskogee, Okla., and Steve Carter of Atlanta; one daughter, Susan Hunter of Moore, Okla.; five grandchildren, Colby Bramlett and wife Krystyn of Norman, Okla., Leigh Dudley and husband Jordan of Edmond, Okla., Jennifer Smith and husband Justin of Norman, Okla., Megan Foreman and husband Jon of Muskogee, Okla., and Nick Carter of Anchorage, Alaska. Dee had four great-grandchildren, Lennon, Ella, Lola and Avery Jo. She is also survived by special friends and caregivers, Connie, Debbie, James, Victoria and David. A private family ceremony will be held in Atlanta. (pd.)


BARBARA BATTLE April 30, 1945 - Feb. 22, 2008

Funeral services for Barbara Battle, 62, of Texarkana, Ark. were held Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Home chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Charles Bell officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Texarkana, Ark. Barbara was retired from owner of a beauty shop and was Assembly of God in her faith. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Patterson, and a daughter, Lisa Patterson. Survivors include husband, Roger McIntire of Texarkana, Ark.; parents, Gilbert and Hazel Battle of Doddridge, Ark.; son, Michael Holcomb of Texarkana, Ark.; one brother, Emory Battle of Texarkana, Ark.; one sister, Donna Dodd of Houston; four grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.


THOMAS ROYAL GONZALES Aug. 15, 1944 - Feb. 25, 2008

Funeral services for Thomas Royal Gonzales, 63, of Linden are being held Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10a.m. at Center Grove Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

 

HORACE S. GRUBBS Nov. 20, 1921 - Feb. 22, 2008

Funeral services for Horace S. Grubbs, 86, of Linden were held Monday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home chapel in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


FLORENCE MAY DAY Jan. 29, 1922 - Feb. 22, 2008

Family viewing and visitation for Florence May Day, 86, of Hughes Springs were held Tuesday evening, Feb. 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mount Pleasant. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


CAROLYN MARIE ALFORD May 19, 1947 - Feb. 23, 2008

Arrangements for Carolyn Marie Alford, 60, of Linden are being handled by Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


March

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

MATTIE LOU JORDAN March 4, 1911 - Feb. 25, 2008

Mattie Lou Shaw Jordan, 96, of Lufkin was born March 4, 1911, in Carthage. She was the last surviving sibling of the six children born to Malcolm and Pearl Shaw. Her brothers were Malcolm
Shaw Jr. and Dan Shaw, and her sisters were Marjorie Steadham, Opal Cunyas and Sylma Megginson. She passed away Feb. 25, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin. Mrs. Jordan was a 1929 graduate of Carthage High School. She attended Baylor University in Waco and graduated from Baylor School of Nursing in Dallas in 1933. This fulfilled her lifelong goal of becoming a registered nurse. She was a very sensitive, caring and loving nurse who truly loved her profession. She was honored with inclusion in Who’s Who in Nursing. Lou married Dr. Andrew Booty Jordan Sr. in 1935 and briefly lived in Kilgore during the oil boom. Later that year, Dr. and Mrs. Jordan relocated to Atlanta, Texas, and made this their home until retiring to Lufkin in 1990. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Atlanta Garden Club and enjoyed many other community activities. Lou was an excellent cook and was very involved in her children’s activities. She loved to travel with her husband to the Ozark Mountains, and had special interest in the Red Apple Inn in Heber Springs, Ark. As a young girl, she expressed herself by writing cards and letters to her family and friends. As she matured, she continued to communicate by letter with family and friends. She always remembered birthdays and holidays with special cards and notes. Her faith in Christ was strong, and she placed a high value on family traditions and passed that along to the younger generations of the family. Her grandchildren and great- grandchildren were a delight to her, and she loved to tell others about them. Lou’s devotion as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was her passion in life. Mrs. Jordan is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Dr. Andrew Jr. and Arline Jordan, and John and Judy Jordan, and her daughters and sons-in-law: Lou Ann Jordan Higginbotham, and Gwen Elizabeth and Jimmy Muguerza. Her grandchildren are Andrew Jordan Ill, Dr. Arthur and Emily Jordan, Cynthia and Kenny Bogle, Jason Jordan, Jennifer Jordan, Julia Jordan and Burke Stoll, Taylor Higginbotham Ill., Andrew and Erin Higginbotham, Laura and Taylor Dwyer, and Jimmy Muguerza Ill.
Great-grandchildren are: Reagan and Seth Jordan, Christopher Bogle, and Riley Higginbotham. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Dr. Andrew Booty Sr., in 2001. Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Jordan’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 104 N. Louise Street, Atlanta, Texas 75551; the First United Methodist Church, 805 E. Denman Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75901; or to Baylor School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas. A memorial service for Mrs. Jordan was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Henderson Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Lufkin with Rev. Carol C. Turner officiating. Gipson Funeral Home of Lufkin handled the arrangements. (pd.)


FELIX GARDNER March 27, 1927 - Feb. 24, 2008

Funeral services for Felix Gardner, 80, of Queen City are being held Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at Golden Gate Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.

 

OUIDA GILDON KENNEDY March 6, 1912 - Feb. 27, 2008

Graveside services for Ouida Gildon Kennedy, 95, of Bloomburg are being held Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at Salem Cemetery in Cass County with the Rev. David Kennedy officiating. Ouida died Feb. 27 in Atlanta. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, J.B. Kennedy who died in 1982, and a brother, Warren Gildon. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Frances Kennedy of Gainsville, Va., John and Mary Kennedy of Odessa, Jerry and Jean Kennedy of Bloomburg, and Lee and Pat Kennedy of Bloomburg; one daughter, Joy Ann Kennedy of Bloomburg; 11 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.


JOYCE ELAINE PETTY HUGHES Sept. 21, 1924 - Feb. 26, 2008

Graveside services celebrating the life of Joyce Elaine Petty Hughes, 83, of Bivins are being held Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at Evans-Ritchie Cemetery in Vivian, La. with Bro. Austin Lewis officiating. Joyce was born Sept. 21, 1924 in Haynesville, La. and passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26. She was of Pentecostal faith, and retired as food manager at K-mart in Bossier City, La.
Her husband, Herbert Calvin “Jack” Hughes; parents, Audie H. and Carl Rebecca Hall Petty; brothers, Leonard H. Petty and Glen T. Petty; and sisters, Ollie B. Vaughan and Dorothy Sprayberry, preceded Joyce in death. Left to cherish beautiful memories are her sons, Larry D. Short and wife, Linda of Hosston, La. and Marvin E. Short of Atlanta; four stepchildren; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

JOHNNY MORRIS “J.J.” JEFFERY April 4, 1938 - Feb. 25, 2008

Funeral services for Johnny Morris ‘J.J.’ Jeffery, 69, of Ore City are being held Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Ore City. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

 

L.D. LUMMUS Aug. 29, 1922 - Feb. 26, 2008

Funeral services for L.D. Lummus, 86, of Linden were held Friday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

 

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

CAROLE ‘MAC’ McALEXANDER Sept. 1, 1935 - March 1, 2008

Graveside services for Carole “Mac” McAlexander, 72, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. McAlexander was born in Overton and was a Baptist by faith. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Solley McAlexander of Atlanta; one son, Danny McAlexander of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and William Martin of Atlanta; one brother, Kenneth A. McAlexander of Atlanta; and his grandchildren, Traci and husband Michael Herring, Amy and husband Roger Duhon, Shane Terry, Casey and wife Regan Kindred, and Melissa and husband Bubba Shelton; and eight great-grandchildren, Brent Walker, Chase Kindred, Alli Kindred, Halli Herring, Nicholas Herring, Austin Duhon, Marissa Duhon and Cullin Duhon. A guest book may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


DR. PAUL J. ARNOLD March 22, 1914 - Feb. 29, 2008

A memorial service for Dr. Paul J. Arnold, 93, of Atlanta will be held at a later date. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Dr. Arnold was born in Atlanta and was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II where he served as a colonel. Dr. Arnold was in private practice for a number of years in Atlanta and later taught at the University Of Texas Dental School where he retired. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia; his grandchildren, Leslie Gilbert and Paul Arnold; and his brothers, Lane Arnold and Kelley Arnold. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Sr. and Dorothy Arnold of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Thomas Arnold Jr. of Raton, N.M., Hubbard Arnold and wife Julee of New Jersey, and Julieanna Soles of Dallas; his niece and nephew, John Henry Arnold and wife Pat of Hallsville and Lee Ellen Benjamin of Atlanta; a special friend, O.J. Stephens of Atlanta; four great-grandchildren; and numerous loving cousins. Memorials may be made to the All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. A guest book may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


J.N. HUNT Jan. 27, 1934— Feb. 28, 2008

Funeral services for J.N. Hunt, 74, of Queen City were held Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m. at Atlanta Church of God in Atlanta with the Rev. Christopher Miller officiating. Interment followed at Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod. Mr. Hunt was born Jan.27, 1934 in Wilda, La., and attended the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his son, Todd Phillips. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Eddie Phillips and Kella of Atlanta, Michael Phillips and Demisa of Linden, and Randy Phillips of Ashdown; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Hunt and Michael Givens of Texarkana; two brothers, Thomas Hunt and Gary Hunt both of McLeod; one sister, Juanita Hale of Bloomburg; other children, Terry, Roger, Christie, and Nancie and Mark; and grandchildren, Justin, BJ., Robyn, Josh, Marie, Christopher, and Dylan and Cade. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


DOROTHY FRANCES WHEELER June 13, 1944 - Feb. 29, 2008

Funeral services for Dorothy Frances Wheeler, 63, of Hughes Springs were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4 at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home chapel. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

JOE M. PIXLEY July 13, 1918— Feb.27, 2008

Graveside services for Joe M. Pixley, 89, of Atlanta were held Friday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. at Laws Chapel Cemetery in Atlanta. Arrangements were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.

 

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

TIMOTHY “TIM” DAVID WORLEY May 13, 1950 - Feb. 22, 2008

Timothy “Tim” David Worley of Bloomburg was born May 13, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He died Feb. 22 in Texarkana. He is survived by wife, Vicki Worley; sons, Chris and wife Rene’ Worley, Nick and wife Kristi Worley and daughter, Jay and husband Jarrod Swint.; son from previous marriage, Timothy Worley Jr.; grandchild, Lily Swint; mother, Louise Mimms; sister, Shelia and husband Dwight Green; brothers, Ted and wife Donna Curry, and Mark Worley; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, James Worley. Services will be held Saturday, March 8 at Cass Baptist Church in Cass for immediate family. (pd.)

 

BOBBY ELIZABETH MASON June 20, 1946 - March 4, 2008

Funeral services for Bobby Elizabeth Mason, 61, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home chapel in Linden with Bro. J.W. Crow officiating. Burial will follow at New Colony Cemetery. Mrs. Mason was born in Atlanta on June 20, 1946 to A.T. and Mary Ellen Wall Bradshaw. She passed away March 4 in a Texarkana hospital. Mrs. Mason fought a courageous battle with post polio syndrome and cancer. She was a 1964 graduate of Atlanta High School, a beautician, working for many years in shops in Atlanta and Linden, and she was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sharon Cherry. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Jeff Mason of Linden; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Chuck Greer of Linden; a son, Dustin Mason of Linden; a step-daughter and her spouse, Deanna and Ernest Nation of Valliant, Okla.; two grandchildren, Reagan and Jeffery Greer of Linden; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Truman and Geraldine Bradshaw, Ernest and Jackie Bradshaw, and David Bradshaw; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Beauchamp and Eddie Nelson, all of Linden; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com. (pd.)

 

DR. PAUL J. ARNOLD March 22, 1914 - Feb. 29, 2008

Memorial services for Dr. Paul J. Arnold, 93, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. Dr. Arnold was born in Atlanta and was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II where he served as a colonel. Dr. Arnold was in private practice for a number of years in Atlanta and later taught at the University Of Texas Dental School where he retired. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia; his grandchildren, Leslie Gilbert and Paul Arnold; and his brothers, Lane Arnold and Kelley Arnold. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Sr. and Dorothy Arnold of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Thomas Arnold Jr. of Raton, N.M., Hubbard Arnold and wife Julee of New Jersey, and Julieanna Soles of Dallas; his niece and nephew, John Henry Arnold and wife Pat of Hallsville and Lee Ellen Benjamin of Atlanta; a special friend, O.J. Stephens of Atlanta; four great-grandchildren; and numerous loving cousins. Memorials may be made to the All Saints Episcopal Church, RO. Box 513, Atlanta, Texas, 75551. A guest book may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


PEGGY JOYCE EATON July 11, 1941 - March 3, 2008

Graveside services for Peggy Joyce Eaton, 66, of Doddridge, Ark. were held Thursday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at Sulphur Fork Cemetery in Doddridge, Ark. Arrangements was under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.

 

MILDRED INEZ HILL Sept. 30, 1919 - March 3, 2008

Funeral services for Mildred Inez Hill, 88, of Linden were held Friday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


TOM WESLEY (T.W.) WHITE Feb. 24, 1922 - March 4, 2008

Funeral services for Tom Wesley White, 86, of Cason are being held Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cason. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

 

THOMAS RAY ROBERSON July 23, 1941 - March 2, 2008

Funeral services for Thomas Ray Roberson, 66, of Bloomburg are being held Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Doddridge, Ark. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.

 

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

DANA LOUISE PIERCE June 16, 1978 - March 7, 2008

Funeral services for Dana Louise Pierce, 29, of Queen City were held Tuesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Queen City. Interment followed at Queen City Cemetery in Queen City with the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. Dana was born June 16, 1978 in Pittsburg. She was employed with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, a member of First Baptist Church in Queen City where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Health Science Care Professionals. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bradley Glen Pierce; her unborn child, Bree Nicole; her grandfathers, Thomas Eugene “Gene” Jones and J.W. Doyal; great-grandparents, Dollie Walker, Mattie Hendersot, and H.B. Echols; and a cousin, Joshua Dale Walker. Survivors include son, Preston Bradley Pierce of Queen City; daughters, Alyssa Claire Pierce and Bailey Addison Pierce both of Queen City; parents, Charlene and Aubry Doyal of McLeod and Terry and Michelle Jones of Kildare Junction; one brother, Aubrey Franklin Doyal of McLeod; two sisters, Denise Lynette Jones of Richardson and Elizabeth Audrice Mixon of Vivian; grandparents, Sonja Jones of Kildare Junction and Malcolm and Addie Walker of Jefferson, and Laverne Doyal of Benton, La. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Foundations Department (donations), 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


BRADLEY GLEN PIERCE May 6, 1978 - March 7, 2008

Funeral services for Bradley Glen Pierce, 29, of Queen City were held Tuesday, March 11 at 2p.m. at First Baptist Church in Queen City with the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. Interment followed at Queen City Cemetery in Queen City. Bradley was born May 6, 1978 in Texarkana. He was employed at Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., was a member of First Baptist Church in Queen City, a volunteer fireman in District Two Queen City, a member of the Camp Creek Hunting Club, and a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local 752 L. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dana Pierce; his unborn daughter, Bree Nicole; grandparents, Thomas L. “Red” Pierce and Fred and Ruth Stuart; and his aunt, Jeane Rice. Survivors include son, Preston Bradley Pierce of Queen City; daughters, Alyssa Claire Pierce and Bailey Addison Pierce both of Queen City; parents, John and Beth Pierce of Queen City; brother, Jonathan Pierce of Atlanta; two sisters, Karen Dennise Daniel of Atlanta and Amy Ruth Pierce of Queen City; his grandmother, Doris Pierce of Ashdown, Ark.; a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Foundations Department (donations), 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

SHERMAN WESTMORELAND Jan. 31, 1915 - March 7, 2008

Graveside services for Sherman Westmoreland, 92, of Doddridge, Ark. were held Monday, March 10 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Doddridge, Ark. Arrangements was under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Stamps, Ark.

 

MARGARET K. CORBET Jan. 26, 1921 - March 6, 2008

Funeral services for Margaret K. Corbett, 87, of Linden were held Monday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

 

BILLIE G. HATCHER July 9, 1919 - March 6, 2008

Funeral services for Billie G. Hatcher, 88, of Atlanta were held Monday, March l0 at 10 a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. John Burchell officiating. Interment followed at Shiloh Cemetery in Linden. Billie was born July 9, 1919 in Bixby, Okla., was a retired secretary and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Queen City. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, and four sisters. Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

JOHN B. McKEEHAN July 4, 1921 - March 7, 2008

Funeral services for John B. McKeehan, 86, of Horatio, Ark. are being held Wednesday, March 12 at2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Daren York officiating. Interment will follow at Cass Cemetery in Cass. John was born July 4, 1921 in Cass County. He was retired from the United States Air Force where he served during World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Horatio, Ark., and a member of the Good Sam’s Club and the Fort Worth Masonic Lodge #148. He was preceded in death by his son, John Michael McKeehan and his wife, Doris McKehan. Survivors include two sons, Mark McKeehan and wife Nancy of Abilene, and Chris McKeehan of Metairie, La.; one daughter and son-in-law, Marcy and Wade Whitmer of Kilgore; three sisters, Dean Patterson of Atlanta, Marjorie Fant of Atlanta, and Millie White of Maud; the mother of his children, Betty Goodman of Kilgore; a special friend, June Burt of Horatio, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

MILDRED INEZ HILL Sept. 30, 1919 - March 3, 2008

Funeral services for Mildred Inez Hill, 88, of Linden were held Friday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


HELENA KELLEY

Funeral services for Helena Kelley, 86, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Helena died Thursday, March 6 at her home in Atlanta.

 

Sunday, March 16th, 2008
HELENA KELLY May 2, 1921 - March 6, 2008

Funeral services for Helena Kelly, 86, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at Enon First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


BOBBY R. PRICE
Funeral arrangements for Bobby R. Price, 56, of Commerce are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Bobby died March 11 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Commerce.


CATHERINE CHISOM Feb. 16, 1959 - March 10, 2008

Funeral services for Catherine Chisom, 49, of Naples are being held Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


JOE RIGGINS March 13, 1928 - March 13, 2008

Funeral services for Joe Riggins, 80, of Daingerfield are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

RYAN JAMES BLIZZARD March 3, 2008 - March 16, 2008

Funeral services for Ryan James Blizzard, infant son of James and Krystal Blizzard of New Boston, will be held Thursday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Interment will follow at Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. A Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 and visitation will be held on from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ryan was born in Texarkana, and died in Little Rock, Ark. Survivors include his parents, James and Krystal Blizzard of New Boston; paternal grandparents, Sammy and Teresa Blizzard of Huffines and Jenny and Ricky Jones of Queen City; paternal great-grandparents, Illine Blizzard of Huffines and Tommy and Clara Young of Douglassville; maternal grandparents, Lewis and Judy Garza of Santa Fe and Cindy and Stephen Schultz of Alvin; maternal great-grandparents, Angie and Don Garza of New Boston and Alice and Wron Evans of Kerrville; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


CLIFFORD WAYNE McALEXANDER Feb. 14, 1928 - March 14, 2008

Funeral services for Clifford Wayne McAlexander, 80, of Shreveport, La. were held Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.

 

RUTH RAINES

Funeral arrangements for Ruth Raines, 90, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Ruth died March 16 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital.


MINNIE PEARL PIPES Sept. 14, 1948 - March 13, 2008

Graveside services for Minnie Pearl Pipes, 59, of Douglassville were held Tuesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery in Red Hill. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


BOBBIE J. POIRRIER Feb. 25, 1939 - March 16, 2008

Funeral services for Bobbie J. Poirrier, 69, of Kildare Junction were held Tuesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

 

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

BILLY R. HOWELL Feb. 3, 1930 - March 20, 2008

Funeral services for Billy R. Howell, 78, of Atlanta are being held Saturday March 22 at 2 p m at Springdale Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Joe Strebeck and the Rev. James Wallace
officiating. Interment will follow at Springdale Cemetery Billy was born Feb. 3, 1930 in Cass County. He was retired from International Paper and was a member of the Springdale Baptist
Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Charlotte Howell and his parents, Noah Paul and Ona Mae Howell. Survivors include his wife, Lacleda Howell of Atlanta; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary Graham and wife Debbie of Shreveport, La., Billy P. Howell of Inez, Ky., Jay Graham of Peachtree City, Ga., and Noah (Willie) Howell and wife Kelly of McKinney; two daughters and one son-in- law, Sharon Young of Atlanta, and Tina Dobbs and husband Grady of Genoa, Ark.; two brothers, Paul J. Howell and Leroy Howell both of Queen City; three sisters, Mary Joyce Donley of Queen City, Carol Harbour of Mesquite, and Verna Mae Howell of Queen City; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

MRS. DELOISE S. McCARTY Feb. 2, 1921 - March 18, 2008

Mrs. Deloise S. McCarty, 87, passed away on March 18, 2008. Mrs. McCarty was born on Feb. 2, 1921 in Big Spring. Mrs. McCarty graduated from Marshall High School and from the business school of St. Mary’s Academy also in Marshall. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAPC) in 1943, and a member of the Atlanta Presbyterian Church in Atlanta since 1948, where she served as a ruling elder. She was an avid reader and collector of books. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, David Franklin McCarty; her father, Robert Leo Sullivan Sr.; her mother, Lilly Mae Gray; and her brother, Robert Leo Sullivan Jr. Mrs. McCarty is survived by her son, Mike McCarty of Linden, and her daughter, Kay McCarty of Holland.
A memorial service will be held at a later time. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements (pd.)

 

RUTH L. RAINES March 18, 1917 - March 17, 2008

Funeral services for Ruth L. Raines, 90, of Linden are being held Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.

 

BOBBY RAY PRICE Nov. 24, 1951 - March 11, 2008

Funeral services for Bobby Ray Price, 56, of Commerce are being held Saturday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Floyd Valley Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


RUBY MACK Feb. 27, 1939 - March 19, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Ruby Mack, 69, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

 

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

JACK MARTIN KING SR. Sept. 30, 1923 - March 23, 2008

Jack M. King Sr., a well-known and respected businessman in Tyler, died peacefully at his home on Sunday afternoon, March 23. He was 84. Jack Martin King was born to Henry Robertson King and Felice Martin King on Sept. 30, 1923 in Atlanta, and was proud of his Texas heritage. The hardships he faced during the Great Depression taught him compassion for those struggling to make a living that manifested itself through a lifetime of giving, both personally and financially, to his employees, community and family. The King family moved to Tyler in 1940 when Henry King became a partner with Joe Byers in the local Chevrolet dealership. Jack King graduated from Kemper Military School of Boonville, Mo., and like his father, enlisted in the Navy.
He attended the Navy’s V-i 2 Program at Tulane University Midshipman’s School at Northwestern in Chicago and was commissioned as an Ensign on July 19, 1944. He served throughout the Pacific, piloting amphibious landings in the Philippines and on Okinawa under heavy enemy fire. When asked how he remained calm just prior to landing at Okinawa on Easter Sunday, he replied, “I can see my sister, Jill King Ramey, and the rest of my family worshipping at Marvin United Methodist Church and I am trusting God to watch over me.” Jack King was proud to have served his country in the war effort and considered it a privilege to be a part of the “Greatest Generation.” Following the war, he was discharged from the Navy as a Lieutenant Junior Grade and returned to Texas to attend Southern Methodist University. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and graduated with a BBA in 1946. He went on to earn his LLB degree at SMU and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association. Shortly after graduating from law school, his father became ill and he returned to help run the family business, where he demonstrated his exceptional business acumen, building King Chevrolet into a brand that was a household name and synonymous with quality and integrity. He taught the importance of those values to his son, Jack M. King Jr., and they are now a cornerstone of Crown Motor Company. Although business was important to Jack King, he cared deeply for his community. He served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, was Chairman of the Tyler Safety Commission and a lifetime member of the Smith County Peace Officers Association. He was a member of the Board of Stewards for Marvin United Methodist Church, a member of the SMU Board of Development and President of the Tyler Chapter of the SMU Mustang Club. He served on the board of directors for Caballero Life Insurance Company and was Past President of J. Martin Life Insurance Company. Mr. King served as President of Order of the Rose, was a charter member of Sharon Temple of Tyler, and a member of Henry Marsh Bell Masonic Lodge and the Knights Templar Ascension Commandery No. 025. Mr. King is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Bette Huff King of Tyler; a son, Jack Martin King Jr. and wife Debra Brillhart King of Tyler; two daughters, Caroline King Wylie of Tyler, and Elizabeth King Chilton and husband Thomas Scott Chilton Sr. of Tyler; sister, Jill King Ramey and husband Honorable Thomas Boyd Ramey Jr. of Tyler; brother-in-law, Bert Huff and wife Jean of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Jack Martin King Ill and wife Frances Duncan King of Dallas, Katherine Noel King of Tyler, Jacquelyn Brillhart King of Tyler, Mary Caroline Wylie of Tyler and Lubbock, Virginia Lane Wylie of Tyler and Lubbock, Thomas Scott Chilton Jr. of Tyler, and Claire Elizabeth Chilton of Tyler; nieces and nephews, Thomas Boyd Ramey Ill and wife Gina of Tyler, Henry King Ramey and wife Lynn of Tyler, Claire Ramey Turner and husband Terry of Dallas, Ann Elizabeth Shelton and husband Thom of Dallas, Jennifer Huff Estes and husband Craig of Wichita Falls, Bert Huff Jr. and wife Missy of Wichita Falls; and many great-nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Jack Martin King Sr., 84, of Tyler were held on Thursday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church with Dr. Michael Dent, Dr. John Robbins, and Dr. Phil Hook officiating. A private burial was held in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler. Pallbearers included Tim Brookshire, Wood Fair, Denning Key, Whit Riter, Dr. Pat Thomas, Hardy Johnson, Jim McCain, Henry Bell, Smith Reynolds Ill, Steve Stephenson, Velman Browning, Carlos DeCos, and Jerry Barrier. Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Brookshire, James Fair, James McCain, James Reynolds, Otis Crow, and members of the Wednesday Morning Bible Class, Dr. Phil Hook, Bruce Brookshire, Dr. Pat Thomas, Jack Davidson, Frank Budde, Allen Locklin, and Harold Beaird. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler, Texas 75703. Memorials in honor of Jack Martin King Sr. may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church, 300 West Erwin, Tyler, Texas 75702; Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75702; Youth With A Mission, P.O. Box 3000, Garden Valley, Texas 75771; Salvation Army, 633 North Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75702; or to a charity of your choice. (pd.)


MARY ELIZABETH “DOOD” O’REAR Nov. 30, 1919 - March 24, 2008

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth ‘Dood” O’Rear, 88, of Linden were held Thursday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Linden with Bro. Charles Russell, Don Phelps, Trey O’Rear, and Bro. Jackie Stanfield officiating. Burial followed at the Linden Cemetery. Mrs. O’Rear was born Nov. 30, 1919 in Linden to Dr. Thomas Duke and Mary Eva Barnett Ford. She died Monday, March 24. She graduated from Linden High School where she was a cheerleader, a basketball star, a thespian, and voted most popular girl. She married her high school sweetheart, Milton Thomas O’Rear on Oct. 14, 1937. She received a bachelor’s degree and a master of education degree from East Texas State University. She returned to Cass County and began her teaching career. Mrs. O’Rear was a member of First Baptist Church of Linden where she served as Nursery Department Secretary and was active in WMU. She was a member of the Linden Chamber of Commerce and had been recognized for her outstanding volunteer contributions. She received a National Community Service Award from the American Association of Retired Persons. Mrs. O’Rear was a charter member and past president of the Linden Retired Teachers Association. She served for many years as secretary of the Linden Cemetery Association, was a member of and past president of the Helping Hands at Oak Manor Nursing Home, was a member of Chapter 576, Order of Eastern Star holding various leadership positions. For many years she was an active member and on the Board of Directors of the L-K Ex-Students Association. She was also a Girl Scout leader and active in the Conifer Girl Scout Council, Community Council of Cass County, and the Crisis Center of Cass County. She is survived by a son, Tom O’Rear of Linden; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie and Gary Stevens of Linden; a sister, Jennie Lou Henderson of Tyler; a sister-in-law, Sybil O’Rear of Refugio; seven grandchildren, Trey O’Rear and wife Josephine, Cass O’Rear, Drew O’Rear, Andy Helkey and wife Lyndsay, Jennifer Elizabeth Stewart and husband Patrick, Natalie Allen and husband Jeremy, Summer Cooner and husband Justin; six great-grandchildren, Madison Elizabeth and Gatlin Stewart, Jainah Helkey, Peyton Long and Burkelyn Allen and Aiden Cooner; and many special nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Linden, Linden Cemetery Association, L-K Ex- Students Scholarship Fund, or the organization of your choice. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com. (pd.)


LOTTIE BROWN Feb. 17, 1910 - March 22, 2008

Funeral services for Lottie Brown, 98, of Omaha will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Daingerfield. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

April

 

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

JEFFERY PETER RAU May 10, 1964 - March 28, 2008

Funeral services for Jeffery Peter Rau, 43, of Lone Star were held Monday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at the Hughes Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


KATHRYN LOWE HAVELKA Aug. 30, 1920 - March 29, 2008

Memorial services for Kathryn Lowe Havelka, 87, of Atlanta will be held Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at her residence at 212 County Road 4115 in Atlanta. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.

 

EMMA LEE LEWIS April 25, 1930 - March 30, 2008

Funeral services for Emma Lee Lewis of Avinger are being held Wednesday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at the New Colony Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


DONNA GENNINGS HACKNEY Sept. 29, 1964 - March 29, 2008

Funeral services for Donna Gennings Hackney, 43, of Queen City will be Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Caddo Parrish, La. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


Sunday, April 6th, 2008

VIRGINIA “SIS” RESTELLE Dec. 24, 1916 -April 1, 2008

Funeral services for Virginia “Sis” Restelle, 91, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, April 5 at 10a.m. at Open Door Baptist Church in Queen City with the Rev. James Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Queen City Cemetery in Queen City. Virginia was born Dec. 24, 1916 in Bloomburg. She was retired from Jordan Healthcare and was a member of Alamance Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Bud” Restelle and a son, Walter Kenneth Restelle. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Treva Restelle and Melvin and Margaret Restelle, all of Atlanta, Mike and Charlsie Restelle of Queen City, and Donald and Dorothy Restelle of LaPorte; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and R.K. Tilley of Atlanta; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


CHOICESYE BRIGHTMAN June 6, 1928 - April 1, 2008

Funeral services for Choicesye Brightman, 79, of Dallas were held Friday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at Hughes Chapel Baptist Church. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


FLOSSIE MAE CHRISTOPHER Feb. 5, 1927 - March 31, 2008

Arrangements for Flossie Mae Christopher, 81 of Linden were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Flossie died March 31 in a Linden hospital.


THOMAS WELDON BAUMER May 18, 1923 - March 29, 2008

Graveside services for Thomas Weldon Baumer, 84, of Atlanta were held Friday, April 4 at 2p.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Thomas was born May 18, 1923 in Dallas. He was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad, was a World War II veteran where he received the Purple Heart, and he was a member of the Church of Christ in Atlanta. Survivors include wife Emily Baumer of Atlanta; one son, Robert Baumer of Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Deborah Leicht of Corona, Calif., and Barbara Bremsner of Langley, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerluneralservice.com. (pd.)


MARY SUE HARRELL June 24, 1937 - March 31, 2008

Graveside services for Mary Sue Harrell, 70, of Atlanta were held Thursday, April 3 at 10a.m. at Bethsaida “Y” Cemetery Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.


JAMES W. HATTEN March 22, 1927 - March 31, 2008

Funeral services for James W. Hatten, 81, of Hughes Springs are being held Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs handled the arrangements.

 

BIRDIE LEE COX Feb. 5, 1920 - April 2, 2008

Funeral services for Birdie Lee Cox, 88, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.


Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

CLAUDE RAY JONES May 28, 1936 - April 6, 2008

Funeral services for Claude Ray Jones, 71, of Atlanta are being held Wednesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. James Knight and the Rev. Joe Reyes officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Atlanta. Claude was born May 28, 1936 in Cass County. He was a Baptist and a Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ruby Jones; and two sisters, Faye Keller and Beatrice Jones. Survivors include wife, Martha Jones of Atlanta; four daughters and sons-in-law, Lesa Hernandez and husband Jose of Maclenny, Fla., Donna Sertuche and husband Johnny of Atlanta, Stephanie Jones and husband Kris Smith of Linden, and Mary Holmes and husband Ronnie of Atlanta; two brothers, Morris “Bo” Jones of Atlanta, and Jimmy Jones of Overton; six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Cybil and husband Albert Duke of Redlick, Betty Underwood and husband Rusty of Atlanta, Doris Agular of Longview, Peggy Jackson of Longview, Mary Gibbs and husband Charlie of Goldonna, La., Daisy Allen and husband Jimmy of Longview, and William Keller of Longview; 12 grandchildren, Stacy Jackson, Crystal Hargett, Mammie Hargett, Ryan White, Joe Reyes, Adam Shawl, Cyle Jones, Hope Sertuche, Aaron Shawl, Emmaly Holmes, Mackenzie McIntosh, and Bubba Holmes; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

BILLY JOHN KENNA Oct. 17, 1934 - April 5, 2008

Funeral services for Billy John Kenna, 73, of Hughes Springs were held Tuesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


NEITA KIM BERLEY March 30, 1939 - April 6, 2008

Funeral services for Neita Kimberley, 69, of Daingerfield are being held Wednesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


ERNEST KENNEDY March 1, 1929 - March 30, 2008

Graveside services for Ernest Kennedy, 79, of Denton will be held Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


Sunday, April 13th, 2008

HORACE E. GHOLSON June 4, 1925 - April 9, 2008

Funeral services for Horace E. Gholson, 82, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Interment will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Horace was born June 4, 1925 in Bivins. He selflessly and dutifully served his country as a Marine in the South Pacific in World War II, and retired from the Texas Army National Guard after 20 years of service. Horace was a devoted and loyal member of the United Methodist Church for over 60 years, and retired from the Texas Department of Transportation where he was considered a “master bridge builder.” He will be remembered as a loving and honorable family man who was steadfast in his love and devotion not only to his family, but to his church, his country, and his friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Gholson. Survivors include one son, Byron “Bo” Gholson of Liberty; two daughters, Lynda Provenzano of Baton Rouge, La. and Lisa Thompson of Atlanta; three brothers and three daughters-in-law, Lawrence Gholson and wife Lois of Greely, Col., Lindy Gholson and wife Joyce of Atlanta, and Carroll “Keyhole” Gholson and wife Marjorie of Bivins; and sister-in-law, Shirley Ann Clements and husband Jay S. of Atlanta. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

ADAM PAYNE July 11, 1985 - April 7, 2008

Funeral services for Adam Payne, 22, of Bloomburg were held Friday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Bloomburg. Interment followed at the New Hope Cemetery in Bloomburg. Adam was born in Atlanta. He graduated from Bloomburg High School and was a Baptist. Survivors include parents, Dewayne and Lisa Payne of Bloomburg; daughter, Isabella Morgan Payne of Bloomburg; paternal grandparents, Donald and Nelda Payne of Doddridge Ark.; maternal grandparents, Gene and Ineva Lummus of Atlanta; two sisters, Ashley Payne and Cristy Porterfield both of Atlanta; nephew, Luke Porterfield of Atlanta; two uncles and three aunts, Tommy Payne and wife Teresa and Dale Lummus and wife Vickie both of Atlanta, and Pam Thibodaux of Shreveport, La.; 10 cousins, Teddy Thibodaux, Josh Thibodaux, Chris Thibodaux, Measie Thibodaux, Daniel and Rachel Payne, Maranda Payne, Nathan Lummus, and Justin Lummus and Riley Payne; and numerous other relatives and friends. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

WOODROW WATKINS July 13, 1914 - April 13, 2008

Funeral services for Woodrow Watkins, 93, of Atlanta will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Glen Johnson officiating. Interment will follow
in Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, La., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mr. Watkins was born in Florala, Ala., and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He was retired from Southern Builders, Inc., in Shreveport, La., and served in the United States Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Watkins. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Watkins of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Luana Watkins of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Don Cave of Little Rock, Ark.; and three grandchildren, Matthew Watkins of Goldsboro, N.C., Ben and Jamie Brainard of Little Rock, Ark., and Ann and Nick Stefanova of Little Rock, Ark. The guest book may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

CLARENCE L. JESTER Dec. 18, 1928 - April 11, 2008

Funeral services for Clarence L. Jester, 79, of Queen City were held Monday, April 14 at 2p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Dee Cruson officiating. Interment followed at O’Farrell Cemetery in O’Farrell. Clarence was born Dec. 18, 1928 in Bradley, Ark. He was a retired pulpwood contractor and attended Thomas St. Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Survivors include wife, Imogene Jester of Queen City; one daughter, Deborah Jester Hall of Queen City; three grandchildren, Michelle and Michael Jackson of Wichita Falls, and John Thomas Jr. of Queen City; four great-grandchildren, McKenzie Thomas of Texarkana and Jonathan Thomas, Zachary Thomas, and Jordan Thomas, all of Memphis, Ark.; and a number of other relatives.
A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

WILLIAM B. FLEENOR Dec. 30, 1945 - April 10, 2008

Graveside services for William B. Fleenor, 62, of Hughes Springs were held Sunday, April 13 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


GERALD McDUFFIE March 28, 1930 - April 11, 2008

Graveside services for Gerald McDuffie, 78, of Atlanta were held Saturday, April 12 at 10a.m. at Laws Chapel Cemetery in Atlanta. Arrangements were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.

 

MARVIN “SONNY” TAYLOR Nov. 7, 1934 - April 10, 2008

Graveside services for Marvin “Sonny” Taylor, of Linden were held Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at Union Hill Cemetery near Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


MABEL I. BOYD SHIRLEY GOGGANS July 11, 1917 - April 10, 2008

Funeral services for Mabel I. Boyd Shirley Goggans, 90, of Avinger were held Monday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


LINDA GRAY Aug.18, 1949 - April 11, 2008

Funeral services for Linda Gray, 58, of Leesburg were held Tuesday, April 15 at Bear Creek Baptist Church near Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral
Home in Hughes Springs.

 

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

REBECCA S. “BECKY PYLAND” QUINN Jan. 7, 1950 - April 16, 2008

Funeral services for Rebecca S. “Becky Pyland” Quinn, of Hughes Springs are being held Saturday, April 19 at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Chapel in Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

RUTHIE L. WRIGHT April 10, 1934 - April 15, 2008

Funeral services for Ruthie L. Wright, 74, of Ore City are being held Saturday, April 19 at 12 noon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Gilmer. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

WALTER T. PERKINS Aug.11, 1929 -April 16, 2008

Services for Walter T. Perkins, 78, of Bivins were held Friday, April 18 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Burial followed at Bivins Cemetery in Bivins. Wafter was born on Aug. 11, 1929 in Bivins, and died Wednesday, April 16 at his home in Bivins. He was a Christian and a self employed auto mechanic. He was preceded in death by one son, Walter Douglas
Perkins and one grandson, Jesse Wayne Perkins. Survivors include his wife, Irene Perkins of Bivins; one son, Ricky Perkins of Bivins; three daughters, Nancy Birtcher of Mena, Ark., Patsey Jones and husband Randy of Bivins, Deborah Plagens of Bivins; 10 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. (pd.)

 

PAUL THURSTON “SPEEDY” JAMES Jan. 27, 1948 - April 15, 2008

Services celebrating the life of Paul Thurston “Speedy” James are being held Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Gorsulowsky Funeral Chapel in Vivian, La. Interment will follow in Evans-Richie Cemetery in Vivian, La. Speedy was born Jan. 27, 1948 in Vivian, La. and died Tuesday, April 15 at Willis-Knighton Hospital in Bossier City, La. He was a Baptist and a mechanic for most of his life. Survivors include his daughters, Angela Collins, Sherry Robertson and husband David, and Lisa James; sisters, Ruby Mobley, Vida Decker, Frances Hicks and husband Kenneth, and Betty Dial and husband Danny; brother, Charles James and wife Carolyn; mother of his children, Tina James; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.(pd.)


JAMES HERBERT WRAY March 13, 1946 - April 11, 2008

James Herbert Wray, 62, of San Pedro, Calif. died on April Mr. Wray was born March 13, 1946 in Atlanta. He was a long-shore man in California. He also served six years in the Marine Corp.
He is survived by one daughter, Tammy Bland of Linden; three sons, Johnny Wray of Dallas, Robert (Robbie) Wray of Linden, and Danny Wray of Pittsburg, Pa.; his mother, Marjorie Egg leston of Nash; his father, Gerald Wray of Hallsville; three brothers, Robert Wray of Hallsville, Wayne Wray of Atlanta, Tony Eggleston of Nash; three sisters, Susie Lafayette of Linden, Mary Arnold of Leary, Shirley Lindsay of Douglassville; a number of nieces and nephews; and one life long, childhood friend, Jimmy Ogburn of Atlanta. A memorial service is being held Saturday, April 19 at 5 p.m. at Pleasant Oaks Baptist Church located on Richmond Rd. in Texarkana. (pd.)

 

MABEL C. GRAHAM March 26, 1914 - April 14, 2008

Funeral services for Mabel C. Graham, long-time resident of Sherman, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008 in Hopkins Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Sherman. Dr. Thomas Peel and Dr. Jim Pledger will officiate. Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman. Mrs. Graham died at Wilson N. Jones Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008. Mabel C. Graham was born in Ottowa, Canada, on March 26, 1914 to Major and Mrs. Henry William Cantelo. She recently celebrated her 94th birthday at her home at The Renaissance, happily surrounded by her family. She moved to California as a child, graduated from Pasadena Junior College, attended University of Southern California, and studied under noted designer Edith Head. She continued to express her creativity with beautiful designs throughout her life. She and Joe Murrell Graham of Sherman were married at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas on July 19, 1937. Mr. Graham preceded her in death in July 1981. During their marriage they resided in Shreveport, La., Atlanta, Texas, and returned to Sherman after his retirement from banking. Mrs. Graham was also predeceased by her parents, her brother George W. Cantelo, her parents-in-law Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Graham of Sherman, and closest life-long friend Jeanne Foster Karicoffe. Mrs. Graham was involved in many volunteer activities throughout her life. In Shreveport, she was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a dedicated Red Cross volunteer during World War II. In Atlanta, she served as president of the United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church, active Girl Scout leader, PTA president, Atlanta Woman’s Club president, and as a district officer of Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs. In Sherman, she served First United Methodist Church as UMW president several times, generously supported youth endeavors, and was actively involved in Great Days of Service. She served eight terms as president and held many other offices of the Junior Tuesday Literary Club. She was president several times and presented many outstanding programs during her long membership in Sher-Craft Club. She and Mr. Graham were major supporters of Boy Scouts of America and also were long-time members of Woodlawn Country Club. She was a dedicated volunteer at Sherman Community Hospital and at Wilson N. Jones Hospital. She is survived by her daughter Henri Jo Graham-Hoppess of McKinney, grandsons Major Graham C. Hoppess and wife Denise of Chesapeake, Va., and D. Thor Hoppess and wife Monique of Frisco. Great-grandchildren include Hagan Elizabeth and Madison Alexandra Hoppess, Reese Coulter George, Jack and David Lavelle. Also surviving are niece Christine Tidd and nephew Geoffrey Cantelo, special caretakers and friends Elaine Long, Jacqueline Bartlett, and Christie Karicoffe Martin. Pallbearers serving are Sam Heumann, Jack Carroll, Terry Green, Vince Beasley, Lt. Col. William H. Tolbert (Ret.), Joe D. Callicoate, J.C. Riza, and Dan Heumann. Honorary pallbearers are Judge Lloyd Perkins and Dr. Jack Gibson. The family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 401 N. Elm St., Sherman, Texas 75090, or to Home Hospice of Grayson County, P.O. Box 2306, Sherman, TX 75091. An online guest book may be signed online at www.dannelfuneralhome.com. (pd.)



Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

HELEN WEEMES

Services for Helen Weemes, 75, of Atlanta are being held Wednesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Burial will follow at the Antioch Cemetery in Atlanta. In the twinkling of an eye, her Helen was carried by angels to the place that she now calls home on April 20. Helen was born to Elsie and William Turner and was receded in death by her husband, J.L.; her parents; and brothers, Billy Ray and Johnny Turner. To some she was mother and to others she was nanny. To many she was called “Crocker”, a name given by her family. Without all the fancy ingredients in Betty Crocker’s cookbook, she prepared the family’s favorite foods, among which was homemade soup, cornbread, chicken and dressing, and homemade biscuits. She was a loving mother to her daughters, Sue and Kathy. Among the many joys of her life were the times she spent with her grandchildren, Miki, Josh, Andrea, Blake, Brittany, John and David, as well as her great-grandchildren, Gabby, James, Rachel, Brenden and Kayla. Helen had a special love for her brothers, no matter what they did. They did no wrong in her eyes. Another special love in her life was Gizmo, her dog and companion. Our mother always made everyone feel special. She always ad a kind word, a hug, and always would tell you “I love you.” Helen was known for her neatness in every area, especially when it came to her hair, which you never saw out of place. Our Helen was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. We certainly can say that all our lives are much richer because of her. She has left a great legacy of memories [or all of us. Someday soon, we will all cross that River but until then we’ll carry on. Farewell mother, nanny, sister, and friend, until we meet again. (pd.)

 

SHIRLEY ANN WELCH Sept. 4, 1933 - April 17, 2008

Funeral services for Shirley Ann Welch, 74, of Daingerfield were held Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at South Union Missionary Baptist Church in Daingerfield. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


NANCY SETTLE March 8, 1946 - April 20, 2008

Funeral services for Nancy Settle, 62, of Lone Star are being held Wednesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


MARY ELLEN WILLIAMS June 25, 1921 - April 20, 2008

Funeral services for Mary Ellen Williams, 86, of Bloomburg are being held Wednesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating.
Interment will follow at Huffines Cemetery in Huffines. Mary was born June 25, 1921 in Kibby, Ill. She was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church, Huffines Quilting Club, and worked as
a private duty nurse. Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Pastor David Smith and wife Tammy of Ridgeway, S.C., Michael Williams and wife Kerry of Smithville, Richard Williams of Prescott, Ark., and Eddie Williams and wife Laura of Houston; three daughters and one son-in-law, Joyce Foster of Ellerbee, N.C., Kay Smith of Atlanta, and Kathy Smith and husband Billy Smith of Bloomburg; one brother, Layman “Bud” Melton of Oblong, Ill.; one sister, Elsie Flynn of Sullivan, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


LINDA PURKEY Jan. 30, 1959 - April 20, 2008

Funeral services for Linda Purkey, 49, of Queen City will be held Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. William Garner officiating. Interment will
follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Miller County. Linda was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Lundy; and her mother-in- law, Lucy Corbett. Survivors include husband, Billy Purkey of Queen City; mother, Bonnie Stout of Doddridge, Ark.; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott Corbett and wife Anna of Bend, Ore.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany Watkins and husband Demarcus of Vancouver, Wash., and Jessica Griffin and husband Neil of Queen City; two brothers, Danny Lundy of Atlanta and Keith Lundy of Doddridge, Ark.; two sisters, Sherri Jones and Dana Johnson both of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)



Sunday, April 27th, 2008

MARIANNE ALLDAY-VANBERGH July 14, 1930 - April 19, 2008

Funeral services for Marianne Allday-VanBergh, 77, of Atlanta were held Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with Bobby Allday officiating. Interment followed
at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Marianne was born July 14, 1930 in Atlanta. She was a member of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Amity Study Club as well as a member of the Friends of the Atlanta Library Board. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Atlanta Independent School District. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter VanBergh. Survivors include two stepsons, Mark VanBergh of Washington, and Jim VanBergh and wife Agnieszka of Warsaw, Poland; two grandchildren, Jacob and Sarah VanBergh both of Warsaw, Poland; one brother and sister-in-law, Jack Allday and wife Sharlene of Dallas; two nieces, Bettina Coote and husband Nicholas of London and Meredith Allday Spence and husband Andrew of Atlanta, Ga.; three nephews, Taylor AIlday and wife Brynn of Dallas, Nicholas English of London, and Robert Allday and wife Cathy of Dallas; 11 great nieces and nephews, Amelia Spence, Elizabeth Coote, George Coote, Avery Allday, Sawyer Allday, Stuart Allday, Madison English, Charles English, William English, Richard English, Caroline Allday, and Lauren Allday. Memorials may be made to the Rotary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1313, Atlanta, Texas 75551, or to the Friends of the Atlanta Public Library, 01 W. Hiram, Atlanta, Texas 75551. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

HENRY TITUS BLACK Dec. 13, 1943 - April 21, 2008

Funeral services for Henry Titus Black, 64, of Vega were held Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Vega. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell
Brothers Funeral Home in Vega.

 

WANDA RUTH HIPPLER-BARRETT March 9, 1940 - April 21, 2008

Funeral services for Wanda Ruth Hippler-Barrett, 68, of Bloomburg were held Thursday, April 24 at 3 p.m. at West Side Baptist Church in Atlanta. Wanda was born March 9, 1940 in Shreveport, La. She was preceded in death by her parents, N.B. Hippler of Zwolle, La. and Leana Orthela Powell Hippler Ayers of Zwolle, La.; and a brother, Mike Ayers of Georgia.
Survivors include husband, Orville Benton Barrett, Sr. of Bloomburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Barrett and wife Midge of Chesapeake, Va. and Orville Benton Barrett, Jr. and wife Allyson of Keithville, La.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta Cothren and husband Paul of Atlanta and Charlotte Williams and husband Jeff of Doddridge, Ark.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jim Hippler and wife Lois of Richmond and Dewayne Hippler of McRae, Ark.; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Yvonne Robliski of Buffalo, N.Y., Shirley Freeman and husband Leonard of Montville, Maine, Melva Hayes of Hayes, La., Virginia Orfilia and husband Ansley of Bush, La., and Tommie McDaniel and husband Gillis of Grand Cane, La.; a brother-in-law, John Barrett and wife Sandra of Bloomburg; three grandsons, Josh Barrett and wife Mokino of Harrington, Del., PFC Daniel Cothren and wife Kayla of Ft. Stewart, Ga., and Zackery Barrett of Atlanta; six granddaughters, Lindsey Barrett of Texarkana, Ark., Brandi Barrett of Atlanta, Linlee Barrett of Keithville, La., Samantha Barrett of Keithville, La., Brittany Hudson of Keithville, La., and Brooke Hudson of Keithville, La.; one very special pet, a border collie named Jack; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends at Rose Haven Retreat and Atlanta Memorial Hospital. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


REV. HERB HARDWICK Aug. 27, 1943 - April 21, 2008

Funeral services for the Rev. Herb Hardwick, of Hughes Springs were held Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Chapel in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

JOAN FERGUSON SPEER Oct. 2, 1923 - April 23, 2008

Graveside services for Joan Ferguson Speer, 84, of Atlanta were held Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta with Monsignor Gerald Priest officiating. Joan was born Oct. 2, 1923 in Temple. She attended St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, was a member of the Friends of the Library, and was the great-niece of Governor Jim Ferguso. She was preceded in death by her husband, Flavor Speer. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Laverta and Larry Bishop of Tallahassee, Fla., and Elaine Henderson of Atlanta; one sister, Glenna Cliver of Athens; six grandchildren, Anna Hubbard, Roy Eure, Jr., Andrew Eure, Randy Bishop, Leah Donalson, and Angela Benoit; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


LULA MAE THOMAS LEDBETER May 5, 1914 -April 21, 2008

Lula Mae Thomas Ledbetter, 93, passed away April 21 at her home in Marshall. Services will be held Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Sullivan-Heaster Funeral Chapel with interment following at Colonial Gardens, Garden of Faith. Mrs. Ledbetter was preceded in death by her husband, William V. Ledbetter, whom she married Nov. 20, 1940; her brother, Raymond D. Thomas; her parents, Horace A. and Annie Lee Johnston Thomas. Survivors include one daughter, Johanna Ledbetter of Marshall; sister-in-law, Azelle Thomas of Linden; one stepsister, Marie Miller of South Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Lula Mae was born May 5, 1914 in Glen Rose. She was a teacher and retired from Marshall High School in 1981. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marshall. Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to Ledbetter-Roark Career Award, MISD-1304 E. Pinecrest Dr., Marshall, Texas 75670 or at Harrison County Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund at 311 Parker St., Marshall, Texas, 75670. (pd.)


EUGENIA “DIXIE” McCORD Sept. 22, 1917 - April 22, 2008

Funeral services for Eugenia “Dixie” McCord, 90, of Hughes Springs were held Friday, April 25 at 10a.m. at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Chapel in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

SARAH O. PANNELL March 20, 1925 - April 27, 2008

Graveside services for Sarah 0. Pannell, 83, of Atlanta were held Tuesday, April 29 at 10a.m. at the Laws Chapel Cemetery with Jim Huston officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta. Sarah was born March 20, 1925 in Middleton, Tenn. to George and Allie Flake and died Sunday, April 27. She was a homemaker and a Christian who loved her children and her husband more than life itself. She was generous and kind to everyone. Most who knew her called her “Mama.” She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Dalton, Jay, William, Norvell, and Lawrence; three sisters, O’Neal, Elizabeth, and Ruby; two sons-in-law, Milton Manley and Burt “Butch” Ward. Survivors include her husband, Frank Pannell; a son, John Howell; four daughters, Marilyn Manley, Lee Ward and husband Bobby, Jane Simmons and Carol Brashears and a very special son-in-law Tod Brashears; seven grandchildren, John Manley, Michelle Howell, Chris Ward, Bobbi Jean Ward, Sarah Ward, Kristen Ward, and Terry Ward; twelve great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. (pd.)

 

VIRGINIA ANN KENNEDY

Services for Virginia Ann Kennedy, of Atlanta were held Monday, April 28 at 4 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Burial followed at the Smyrna Cemetery. Virginia died Saturday, April 26 after a brief baffle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her son, Roy Stephen Kennedy and her parents, H.C. and Lula McCarty. She is survived by her husband, Roy Kennedy; her children Luanne Bishop, Kelli Coats, Traci Kennedy, Steve Coats, and Kathy Foreback; her grandchildren, August Cranford, Jake Bishop, Aubrey Bishop, Mackenzie Coats, Harley Bishop, and Tucker Coats; four great-grandchildren; and numerous special nieces and nephews. She and her husband Roy are the former owners of K&W Cleaners where they worked side by side for 37 years. Virginia was a special person to all who knew her. She was a ready volunteer for aid when needed and it will be impossible for her place to be filled in the community and the hearts of her family. (pd.)

 

CHESTER H. WATERS June 30, 1916 - April 25, 2008

Funeral services for Thester H. Waters, 91, of Atlanta will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30 at Laws Chapel United Methodist Church on FarmMarket 2328 near Atlanta with the Rev. Gloria Jennings and the Rev. Dale Vickers officiating. Interment will follow in Laws Chapel Cemetery with military honors and the Rev. James Wall officiating. Hanner Funeral service is handling the arrangements. Mr. Waters was born June 30, 1916 in Atlanta and died Friday, April 25 in a Texarkana hospital after a lengthy illness. He graduated from Atlanta High School and attended Sam Houston State Teachers College. He served in the U.S. Army or 111/2 months from April 1945 to October 1946 as a military policeman and was a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He married Una Wall Waters in September 1939 and they celebrated their 68th anniversary in 2007. Mr. Waters was employed as a guard at Lone Star Ordinance Depot from 1942 o 1943. He also was a civilian guard for 38 years at Red liver Army Depot before his retirement in July 1981. The couple lived in Texarkana while he worked at the Army Depot and were active in Williams Memorial United Methodist Church. After his retirement, the couple moved to Atlanta. He was member of Laws Chapel United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and James Allen Waters of Sugarland; one son, Harry L. Waters and wife Carmell of Union, Mo.; one daughter, Betty L. Waters of Tyler; one grandson, Lee Naters and wife Donna of Raytown, Mo.; one granddaughter, C1aria Wasvick and husband Chris of St. Louis Park, Minn.; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Ella Wasvick of St. Louis Park, Minn. Serving as pallbearers are Lee Waters, James Wall, Dexter Dowell, Ross Griffin and Wayne Duke. (pd.)

 

DONALD OBIN SPRABERRY April 2, 1940 - April 26, 2008

Memorial services for Donald Obin Spraberry, 68, of Doddridge, Ark., have been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 10. Donald died at his home on April 26, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 2, 1940 in Ravanna, Ark. He served in the U.S. Navy for 14 years and was a Vietnam veteran. Mr. Spraberry owned and operated Spraberry’s Trash Pickup Service for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Obin and Claudie Spraberry; and a sister, Flo Hayward. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Gloria Jean Spraberry; a daughter, Tammy Stewart of Atlanta; two grandsons and a granddaughter, Donnie and Davida Stewart of Doddridge, Ark., David and Ashley Stewart of Doddridge, Ark., and Destiny Stewart of Genoa, Ark.; three great- grandsons Richard, Jonathon, and Cheyenne; one great- granddaughter, Shannon Stewart; three sisters and three brothers, Vee Cunningham and Elaine Foster of Atlanta, Sherry Browning of Texarkana, Toby Spraberry of Atlanta, Johnny Spraberry of Doddridge, Ark., and Roy Spraberry of Bloomburg; many special nieces and nephews; and special friends who helped make the last few weeks easier, Max and Kathy Murdock of Bloomburg.(Pd.)

 

RALPH ANDREW USSERY Jan. 5, 1924 - April 25, 2008

Funeral services for Ralph Andrew Ussery, 84, of Atlanta were held Monday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Ark. Burial followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Ussery was born on Jan. 5, 1924 to William Joseph Ussery and Viva Lee Trobaugh in Mt. Vernon, Ark. He was a member of the Good Exchange Baptist Church in McLeod. He also
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and received his ... honorable discharge in 1946 after having served as a dedicated and highly trained radioman, where he sent and received Morse code messages. He married Mary Coileen Hatfield on Sept. 27, 1947 in Lubbock. Ussery was an educator. He received his teaching degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity. He received his master’s degree from Arkansas State Teachers college in Conway, Ark. Ussery also taught history and drivers training. He taught school in Missouri before returning to Texas. He taught in Earth, Spade, Whitharral, and Wylie. He was a teacher and principal at Wylie High School, and moved his family to McLeod in 1967 to become superintendent of McLeod ISD and retired in 1981. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Viva Lee Ussery; and his brother, Joe J. Ussery. He is survived by his wife, Mary Colleen Hatfield Ussery of McLeod; four children, David Ralph Ussery and wife Pam of Rockwall, Dianne Alexander and husband Tommy of Marshall, Debbie Shelton and husband Tim of Bivins, and Darlene Moore and husband John of Shreveport, La; one sister, Joan Trammell of Lumberton; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. (pd.)

 

OPAL G. CLEMENTS-HILL Aug. 15, 1908 - April 27, 2008

Funeral services for Opal G. Clements Hill, 99, of Wake Village were held Tuesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Texarkana Funeral Home located at 3515 Texas Blvd. in Texarkana with the Rev. William Miller, formerly of Texarkana, officiating. Interment followed at the Queen City Cemetery in Queen City. Opal was one of the four Griffin girls born in Cass County, to Genie and Nettie Bryant Griffin on Aug. 15, 1908. She died Sunday, April 27 in a local hospital. Era Jo Freiberg is the only surviving sister. Opal has been a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church in Texarkana for 75 years. She was active in various community volunteer organizations. She enjoyed a career with Dillard’s department store as one of Mr. Dillard’s first ladies’ ready-to- wear buyer. She was preceded in death by Lucille and Bobbie; and her husbands, Roy Hughes Clements in 1964 and Walter Clyde Hill in 1994. Survivors include her son, Gene Clements and wife Martha Clements of Wake Village; one sister, Era Jo Freiberg of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Gene Clements, Jr. of Lucas, Lynna Smith of Allen, and Elizabeth Welwood of Piano; and five great-grandchildren. An online register can be signed at www.texarkanafuneralhome.com. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Rose Hill Baptist Church located at 1707 W. 6th Texarkana, Texas 75501 .(pd.)

May

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

SCOTT BURNS April 6, 1969 - April 29, 2008

Funeral services for DPS Trooper James Scott Burns, 39, of Linden are being held Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Linden with the Rev. Jackie Stanfield officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery near Linden under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Officer Burns died in the line of duty on Tuesday, April 29 in Marion County. He was born April 6, 1969 in Longview. He was a former corrections officer with the Texas Department of Corrections, had been an officer in Texas Department of Public Safety for five years serving in Atlanta and Jefferson, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Linden. He is survived by his wife, Michaela of Linden; his infant daughter, Micah Burns of Linden; his parents, Ronnie and Judy Burns of Linden; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stephen and Elizabeth Burns and Stacy and Sherri Burns all of Linden; his grandfather, Billy Fort of Jefferson; his parents-in-law, Jimmy and Helen Maxwell of Bivins; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Todd and Karon Maxwell of Bivins and Mike and Tammy Maxwell of Atlanta; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com.



RICKY V. WEBB Aug. 30, 1963 - April 27, 2008

Funeral services for Ricky V. Webb, 44, of Jefferson are being held Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at the Texas Louisiana Association in Karnack. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis & Walker Funeral Home in Jefferson.

 

DOROTHY D. WILLIAMS Feb. 8, 1946 - April 28, 2008

Funeral services for Dorothy D. Williams, 62, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church in Atlanta. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman- Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


BLANCHE ARABIA BRIGMAN HASKINS April 21, 1908 - April 29, 2008

Funeral services for Blanche Arabia Brigman Haskins, 100, of Atlanta are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at Enon First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Jones Funeral Home of Texarkana, Ark., is handling the arrangements.


Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

RUTH DRAPER GLENDINNING Nov. 13, 1927 - May 3, 2008

Funeral services for Ruth Draper Glendinning, 80, of Atlanta were held Tuesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Samuel Draper officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery in Atlanta. Ruth was born Nov. 13, 1927 in Atlanta. She was a homemaker and Pentecostal by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Glendinning; and a brother, W.T. Draper. Survivors include two sons, Ron Yates of Houston and Guy Meredith of Avery; three brothers, Joe Draper of Atlanta, David Draper of Tyler, and Bonny Draper of Wills Point; two sisters, Kathryn Wright of Vidor and Linda Rube of Queen City; two grandchildren, Will Yates and Samuel Meredith; one great- grandchild, Jude Yates; numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces including Karen Williams of Beaumont and Desiree Collins of Queen City, who along with her sisters Kathryn and Linda provided loving, emotional support in recent years. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

S.G. NICHOLS May 21, 1915 - May 4, 2008

Funeral services for S.G. Nichols, 92, of Doddridge, Ark. are being held Wednesday, May 7 at 10a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Franklin Orr officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery. 5G. was born May 21, 1915 in Cass. He was retired from Red River Army Depot, an Army Veteran of World War II, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Bloomburg where he served as a deacon for several years. He loved to garden and loved his grandchildren and great- grandchildren very much. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Blackmon Nichols. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Benny Solley and Yvonne and Kenneth Vestal, all of Bloomburg; one brother, Earl Nichols of Houston; two sisters, Eleanor Philpott of Atlanta and Rabie Mustian of Graham; three grandchildren and spouses, Brad and Laura Vestal and Joanna and Paul Hundi, all of Bryan, and Joe Ben and Kathy Solley of Doddridge, Ark.; four great-grandchildren, Audrey Vestal and Claire Vestal, both of Bryan, and Kaitlyn Solley and Kevin Solley, both of Doddridge, Ark. A guest book may be signed at www.hanerluneralservice.com. (pd.)


A.L. TREADWAY, JR. Feb. 8, 1926 - May 2, 2008

Funeral services for AL. Treadway, Jr., 82, of Queen City were held Monday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Rusty Posey officiating. Interment followed at Smyrna Cemetery in Smyrna. A.L. was born Feb. 8 1926 in Ravanna, La. He was retired from Economy Lumber and was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Treadway; a son, Michael Treadway; a granddaughter, Kimberly Treadway; and a son-in-law, Darrell Stone. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Darlene Stone of Queen City and Sandy and Howard Hemperley of Douglassville; special grandchildren, Angela and Doug Parker, Dalicia Stone and Chris Jackson, and Carroll Treadway, all of Queen City, Loyd Hemperley of Texarkana, Ark., Cindy Nichols of Texarkana, and Tina and Steve Tilley of Douglassville; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


MATHEW SHANE KENNEDY April 28, 2008

Mathew Shane Kennedy, infant son of Zach and Dawn Kennedy of Atlanta, died Monday, April 28 in a local hospital. Mathew was born April 28 in Texarkana. Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Trish and Donnie Mathews of Lufkin; paternal grandparents, George and Debbie Kennedy of Atlanta; maternal great-grandmother, Jewel Kirkland of Lufkin; paternal great-grandparents, Frankie Kennedy of Atlanta and Anita Mebane of Snider; uncle and aunt, Chris and Melanie Murray of Lufkin; cousins, Dove Ana Murray and Chloe Murray, both of Lufkin; and a number of other relatives. Private services will be held under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta. (pd.)


C.W. THOMAS, JR. June 10, 1937 - May 4, 2008

Funeral services for C.W. Thomas Jr., 70, of Doddridge, Ark. were held Tuesday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Doddridge, Ark. Arrangements were under the direction of AC. Smith Funeral home in Stamps, Ark.


IDELL McGRAW Feb. 18, 1914 - May 5, 2008

Funeral arrangements for dell McGraw, 94, of Texarkana are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Idell died May 5 at her residence.

 

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

BRIAN HUDDLESTON July 26, 1966 - May 8, 2008

Graveside services for Brian Huddleston, 41, of Bloomburg will be held Monday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens in Texarkana with Bo Mangum officiating. Brian was born July 26, 1966 in Texarkana. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Atlanta. Survivors include wife, Melissa Huddleston of Bloomburg; one son, Jeremy Williams of Bloomburg; two daughters, Jacquelyn Williams and Misty Williams, both of Bloomburg; four brothers, Herbie Huddleston of Texarkana, Mike Huddleston of Wake Village, Bobby Huddleston of Hooks, and Randy Huddleston of Wake Village; one sister, Ida Jean Singleton of Hooks; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.



OSCAR JAMES “O.J.” STEPHENS, JR. Sept. 26, 1919 - May 5, 2008

Memorial services for Oscar James 0 J I Stephens, Jr., 88, of Atlanta were held Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Interment followed at the Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Christine Walker Stephens; his parents, Oscar and Georgia Stephens; his sister Marie Stephens Oden; and baby brother, Judson Lewis Stephens. Oscar passed away Monday, May 5 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Stephens, a beloved father, grandfather, and great- grandfather, is survived by four daughters, Pamela Wassom and husband Wayne of Kingwood, Susan Bedier and husband Roger of Scottsdale, Ariz., Georgiana Kremer and husband Kenneth of San Antonio, and Julia Mays and husband Mark of Atlanta; 15 grandchildren, David Wassom and wife Jennifer, Diane Wassom Moore and husband Todd, Jennifer Wassom Lane and husband Erik, John Bedier, Lynne Bedier Mullinix and husband Matt, Amy Bedier Kairys and husband Ted, Jennifer Bedier and husband Toby Freebourn, Kelly Kremer, Marcus Kremer, Nicholas Kremer, Andrew Kremer, Jessica Mays Hale and husband Danny, Brooke Mays Giesler and husband Lanny, Jacob Mays, and Emily Mays; 18 great-grandchildren, Sam Wassom, Greg Wassom, West Wassom, Maggie Moore, Clare Moore, Abby Moore, Steven Moore, Michael Moore, Haiden Lane, Julia Lane, Sarah Grace Mullinix, William Mullinix, Zachary Mullinix, Benjamin Kairys, Julia Kairys, Hudson Hale, Henry Hale, and Aurelia Giesler; nephew, Stephen Oden and wife Mary Ann; niece, Gretchen Oden Nichols and husband Dan; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Walker and Chrystal Fouche; brother-in-law, Don Walker and wife Ruth Annette “Biddy”; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church food pantry, P.O. Box 1089, Atlanta, Texas 75551, or to the charity of your choice. (pd.)

 

DAN EVANS Dec. 20, 1920 - May 6, 2008

Funeral services for Dan Evans, 87, of Lone Star are being held Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Christian Church in Cason. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


MARY ERVIN GRANT KENNEMER Feb. 17, 1913 - May 5, 2008

Funeral services for Mary Ervin Grant Kennemer, 95, of Rockwall are being held Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Avinger. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


IDELL “CHUNK” MCGRAW Feb. 18, 1914 - May 5, 2008

Funeral services for ldell “Chunk” McGraw, 94, of Wake Village is being held Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at Floyd Valley Baptist Church in Marietta. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


W.J. POWELL Aug. 19, 1925 - May 6, 2008

Funeral services for Wiley John Powell, 82, of Linden were held Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at Pinecrest Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

 

ARNITA M. NEWLIN July 15, 1910 - May 3, 2008

Arnita Maerz Newlin, age 97, died in Longview Saturday, May 3. She was born in Mentz, Colorado County on July 15, 1910 to John Maerz and Margaret Brod Maerz, the fifth of eight children. She was a descendant of Johann Brod who settled in the Republic of Texas in the Mentz-Columbus area. She was raised in rural Wharton County and finished high school as a
boarding student in ElCampo. On Aug. 23, 1930 she married her childhood sweetheart, Arthur William Newlin. They lived in Wharton until 1954 when they moved to the AA (brand for Arthur and Arnita) Farm in Douglassville. Arnita was the proud matriarch of a large family and is survived by children, Margaret (Andy) McLaughlin, Marie (John-deceased) Smith, Arthur William Newlin, Jr. and Diana (Carroll) Sherman; her grandchildren are Dave Smith, Patrick McLaughlin, Julie Fleming, Gay Young, Michelle Foreman, Brenda, Art and Ross Newlin, Renese Henderson and Darrel Sherman. She has 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Her children honored their parents with large parties on the occasions of their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries, and again for Arnita on her 90th birthday. Arnita was a high energy “people person” and their home at the AA Farm was a constant stream of visitors who were always welcomed. They came to stroll through the pines, hold Easter egg hunts, play dominoes, and share meals of her wonderful cooking. She loved to work and she loved to play. She was a very successful independent sales woman, a “hands-on” cattlewoman, a gardener, and a great cook, but her proudest accomplishments were her rugs and quilts. She sewed beautifully, and even designed her own patterns for dresses. She made Christmas stockings and placemats and hooked rugs of hand-dyed wools. In her “retirement” years, from carefully saved scraps of materials all color coded, she made and hand quilted many quilts-”Flower Garden”, “Lone Star”, and “Postage Stamp” were her favorite patterns. She spread warmth and beauty all over Texas, gifting these quilts to her children and grandchildren. She made a baby quilt for every family newborn. She was active in the Douglassville community, particularly with seniors and her “42” clubs. She lived on the farm until she was 92 when she moved to Longview to be closer to her family. Arnita was a member of the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Atlanta and following her move to Longview she was attended by members of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. She was a UNIQUE LADY! Rosary services were held Wednesday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the chapel of the Wharton Funeral Home and funeral services were at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Alvin Matthys officiating. Burial followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery in Wharton.
Pallbearers were Patrick McLauohlin, Art Newlin, Ross Newlin, Nathan (Bubby) Young, James (Jim) Foreman, and Glen Newlin. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Newlin, Dave Smith, Charles Edward Maerz, Mark Maerz, and Graham Fleming. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Matthew’s Catholic Church 2800 Pine Tree Road, Longview, Texas 75604 or to Heart’s Way Hospice of Northeast Texas, 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview, Texas, 75604. (pd.)


Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

CALVIN L. BEDGOOD Aug. 5, 1937 - May 12, 2008

Services for Calvin L. Bedgood, 70, of Atlanta are being held Wednesday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with burial to follow at the Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta.
Calvin was born Aug. 5, 1937 in Atlanta to Opal Bickham and William R.A. Bedgood. He attended Atlanta schools and graduated as salutatorian and vice president of the class of ‘55, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Rice University in 1961. He married Ella Ruth Nelson on June 24, 1960 in Houston. He owned and operated several businesses including the Atlanta Locker Plant and JBL Motor Co. He was a member and director of the Texas Automobile Dealership Association, a Mason, and a member of Bethsaida “Y” Baptist Church. He adored all sports, but he especially loved the Atlanta Rabbits and the Rice Owls. More than anything, he loved and was devoted to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents and “the two best sisters a fellow could ever have,” Radyne Allen and Mary Joyce Mote. Survivors include his wife, Ella Bedgood of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Patrick Brown of Gladewater and Jana and Jim Gwinn of Houston; one son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Juli Bedgood of Grapevine; a granddaughter, Caylee Bedgood of Grapevine; sisters and brothers-in-law, Billy Jack Mote and Adelaide Hughes, both of Atlanta, Bonnie and James Miller and Connie and John Metcalf, all of Tatum; two aunts, Luryn Toney and Sybil Johnson, both of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews, family, and friends. Pallbearers will be Tommy Stellman, Jerry Burson, Danny Albright, Jesse Youngblood, Randy Hanner, and J.R. Bickham. Honorary pallbearers are Floyd Kirkland, Bobby Allday, Donnie Coats, Doyle Gilbert, Janice Hill, Dick Endsley, L.E. Endsley, Dr. Dan Nichols, and Lloyd Endsley. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Eastern Cass County Retired Teacher Association (ECCSA) Scholarship Fund, do Bobbie Wright, 73 County Road 3770, Queen City, Texas 75572; to the American Cancer Society; or to the charity of your choice. (pd.)

 

LENA MAE ABERNATHY Sept. 1, 1919 - May 8, 2008

Graveside services for Lena Mae Abernathy, 88, of Hughes Springs were held Sunday, May 11 at 4 p.m. at the Hughes Springs Cemetery in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

 

OSCAR JAMES “O.J.” STEPHENS, JR. Sept. 26, 1919 - May 5, 2008

Memorial services for Oscar James “O.J.” Stephens, Jr., 88, of Atlanta were held Thursday, May 8 at the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Burial followed in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta.
Oscar died Monday, May 5 in Atlanta. He was born Sept. 26, 1919 in Dewar, Okla., and moved with his family to Atlanta when he was 8 years old. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church for 80 years, a member of the men’s Sunday school class, and a volunteer at the First Baptist Church’s food pantry. He was also former owner of The People’s Gin, The Ford Tractor Company, a feed mill, a chicken farm and hatchery business, and owner/broker of Stephens Real Estate Company, a Shriner, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and served on the Cass County Tax Commission Board. The City of Atlanta, in acknowledging his service to the community, proclaimed a special day in his honor designating Feb. 7 as “O.J. Stephens Day.” He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Christine Walker Stephens; his parents, Oscar and Georgia Stephens; sister, Marie Stephens Oden; and infant brother, Judson Lewis Stephens.
Oscar, a World War II veteran, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 10th Air Force, 7th Heavy Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron (H), a Staff Sergeant and Gunner on a B-24 Liberator in the China, Burma, and India Theater of Operations. Citations/decorations he received during WWII were The Presidential Citation for the Longest Bombing Raid Mission during WWII prior to B-29 plane, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals with two Bronze Stars, one Battle of North Burma, and one Battle of South Burma, and Asiatic Pacific Air Medals with one Oak Leaf Cluster. Survivors include four daughters, Pamela Wassom (Wayne) of Kingwood, Susan Bedier (Roger) of Scottsdale, Ariz., Georgiana Kremer (Kenneth) of San Antonio, and Julia Mays (Mark) of Atlanta; 15 grandchildren, David Wassom, (Jennifer), Diane Wassom Moore (Todd), Jennifer Wassom Lane (Erik), John Bedier, Lynne Bedier Mullinix (Matt), Amy Bedier Kairys (Theodore), Jennifer Bedier (Tobias Freefoum), Kelly Kremer, Marcus Kremer, Nicholas Kremer, Andrew Kremer, Jessica Mays Hale (Daniel), Brooke Mays Giesler (Lanny), Jacob Mays, and
Emily Mays; 18 great-grandchildren, Samuel Wassom, Gregory Wassom, Westley Wassom, Margaret Moore, Clare Moore, Abigail Moore, Steven Moore, Michael Moore, Haiden Lane, Julia Lane, Sarah Mullinix, William Mullinix, Zachary Mullinix, Benjamin Kairys, Julia Kairys, Hudson Hale, Henry Hale, and Aurelia Giesler; nephew, Stephen Oden (Mary Ann); niece, Gretchen Oden Nichols (Dan); two sisters-in-law, Patricia Walker and Chrystal Fouche; brother-in-law, Don Walker (Ruth Annette); and a number of other relatives and special friends. (pd.)



Sunday, May 18th, 2008
JAMES W. CARNEY SR. Dec. 28, 1931 - May 14, 2008

Memorial services for James W. Carney Sr. were held Friday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Bloomburg with Dr. David Baxley officiating. James was born Dec. 28, 1931 in Crystal Springs, Miss. He was a Methodist by faith, a pipe-fitter, and also served in the National Guard. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, David Carney and wife Gay of Atlanta, and James Watkins Carney Jr. of Doddridge, Ark; one sister, Helen McClain of Gulf Shores, Ala.; three grandchildren, Amanda Farmer and husband Josh of Atlanta, Jennifer Carney and her fiance’ Josh Granado of Atlanta, and April Carney of Atlanta; and one great-grandchild, Corban Farmer of Atlanta. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)


EDWIN L. POTOCKI April 8, 1920 - May 13, 2008

Arrangements for Edwin L. Potocki, 88, of Linden are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Edwin died May 13 at his home near Linden.


LANCE LOGAN BAKER Jan. 19, 2001 - May 12, 2008

Graveside services for Lance Logan Baker, 7, of Hughes Springs were held Friday, May 16 at 10a.m. at Sardis Cemetery near Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


JUANITA HAMMOCK BEAVER April 5, 1919 - May 12, 2008

Graveside services for Juanita Hammock Beaver, 89, of Texarkana were held Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Laws Chapel Cemetery near Atlanta. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
GENIA LURYN TONEY Jan. 4, 1927 - May 16, 2008

Genia Luryn Toney was born in Cass County on Jan. 4, 1927 to John and Eugenia Bickham. She lived most of her life in Atlanta and married John Thomas Toney Sr. which preceded her in death in November of 1980. She was a member of Huffines Baptist Church and a homemaker. She found most of her happiness in her family. She was the center of a large family that loved and adored her. She found great pleasure in attending multiple extracurricular activities that all of the children were involved in, as well as family gatherings. She bragged on each and every child for their accomplishments, especially the ones on the honor roll. In her special way she made each and every grandchild feel as if they were the favorite. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Genia Lou and Billy Bolt of Atlanta and Anna and Pete Parker of Bivins; one son, John Thomas Toney Jr. also of Atlanta; one sister, Sybil Bickham Johnson of Atlanta; seven grandchildren, Natalie Mills, Tina Norton, Steven Parker, Jennifer Clements, Jacob Toney, Jonathan Toney, and Chelsea Toney; 10 great-grandchildren, Channin Mills, McCall Norton, Casey Parker, Conner Mills, Ashton Waldon, Cody Norton, Bradley Norton, Zachary Clements, Isabella Clements, and Carsen Parker; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Services were held Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Burial followed at Huffines Cemetery in Huffines. Pallbearers included Steven Parker, Jonathan Toney, Jacob Toney, JR Bickham, Zack Clements, Jerry Norton, Terry Mills, Butch Blizzard, and Chappy Shelton. Honorary pallbearers included Casey Parker, Conner Mills, Cody Norton, Bradley Norton, Zachary Clements, and Carsen Parker. (pd)

 

JAMES WILLIAM CRAWLEY Aug. 30, 1943 - May 15, 2008

Jimmy William Crawley, 64, of Austin, Ark., died Thursday, May 15 in Jacksonville, Ark. He was born Aug. 30, 1943 in Mount Vernon to the late A.G. and Laddie Hale Crawley. Mr. Crawley was a truck driver and had lived in Arkansas for 22 years. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 14 years, Keren McBride Crawley of Austin, Ark his children, Dale Crawley of Bivins and Cristie Whetstone of Genoa, Ark.; and his step-children, Vearnail Rowe of Sheridan, Ark., Wayne West and John West, both of Cabot, Ark. Also surviving him are a sister, Joy Lindsey of Mount Pleasant, and two brothers, James Crawley of Cabot, Ark., and Neal Crawley of Hallsville, as well as 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, four nephews and three nieces. Arrangements are being handled by Cabot Funeral Home of Cabot, Ark. An online guestbook may be signed at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com. (pd)

 

JAMES H. STEVENS July 21, 1943 - May 16, 2008

Funeral services for James H. Stevens, 64, of Daingerfield were held Monday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at Veal 3witch Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

 

BETTIE GRAY WHATLEY WEBB April 26, 1934 - May 16, 2008

Funeral services for Bettie Gray Whatley Webb, 74, of Bivins were held Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Bob Shaddix officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Cemetery in Marion County. Bettie was born April 26, 1934 in Golden Meadow, La., and went to be with the Lord on May 16. She was a member of the Savannah Baptist Church and the Kildare Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Bettie Jo Gray Moore; her two husbands, George Harold Whatley, Sr. and Charlie Ralph Webb; and one grandchild, Richard Ethan Nunn. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, George Harold Whatley Jr. and wife Kelly Mitchell and James Michael Whatley and wife Kandy Lynn, all of Bivins; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Susan Jackson and husband Randy R. of Linden, Sandra Denise Whatley of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sharon Lynn Crowder and husband Ricky of Columbus, Miss.; one sister, Margie Day Moore of Jennings, La.; 10 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Linden, Attn: Steven Webb, 404 North Kaufman Street, Linden, Texas 75563; or to the Savannah Cemetery Association, Attn: Jay George, 740 State Highway 43 Jefferson, Texas 75657. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)


JUANITA WALL May 25, 1912 - May 16, 2008

Funeral services for Juanita Wall, 95, of McLeod were held Monday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. D.A. Lewis, Danny Lewis, and Jonathan Lewis officiating. Interment followed at Good Exchange Cemetery. Juanita was born May 25, 1912 in Cass County. She was a homemaker and a member of McLeod Tabernacle in McLeod. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sisters; a sister, Syblle Wall Sanders; and a nephew, Otis Wall. Survivors include several cousins and other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

CLARA MAUD CANNON CAPPS Feb. 15, 1917 - May 15, 2008

Funeral services for Clara Maud Cannon Capps, 91, of Lone Star were held Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Sunday, May 25th, 2008
DAVID ALTON WOMMACK, JR. Aug. 31, 1942 - May 22, 2008

David Alton Wommack, Jr., 65, of Atlanta passed away Thursday, May 22 in a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Wommack was born Aug. 31, 1942 in Texarkana, Ark., where his family lived until 1949
when they moved to Atlanta. David was the voice of the “Trading Post” in the Ark-La-Tex for many years in addition to serving as the general manager of KALT AM and FPYN FM radio
stations started by his father in 1949. He has faithfully served his community for the past 40 years in many capacities including as a deacon in his First Baptist Church of Atlanta for 25 years, member of the Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce, served on the Atlanta ISD School Board, Atlanta Lion’s Club and many other local charitable and arts organizations. David was preceded in death by his parents, David Alton Wommack Sr. and Thelma Christine Wommack of Atlanta, and his beloved sister, Thelma Jeane Wright of Kildare. Survivors include his wife of almost 42 years, Joyce Ann Wommack of Atlanta; two sons and daughters-in-law, David Michael and Melinda Wommack of Atlanta and Thomas and Stacy Wommack of Grapevine; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Kathy Wommack of Atlanta; a brother-in-law, A.D. Wright of Kildare; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Atlanta officiated by Bro. Gary Davis with a visitation on Saturday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at Hanner Funeral Home in Atlanta.(pd.)

 

LUCILLE MARTIN March 17, 1943 - May 21, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Lucille Martin, 65, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


ODRIC EARNEST HAYS Jan. 28, 1921 - May 20, 2008

Services for Odric Earnest “Ott” Hays, 87, of Linden were held Thursday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Chapel in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

 

GLEN L. GUERNSEY March 9, 1927 - May 21, 2008

Funeral services for Glen L. Guernsey, 81, of Tyler are being held Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Wayne Shew officiating. Interment will
follow at Kildare Cemetery in Kildare. Glen was born March 9, 1927 in Bryans Mill. He was retired from Foster and Wheeler Corp, served in the United States Navy during World War II, was
a member of Jim’s Bayou Masonic Lodge 491 in Kildare, and was Baptist by faith. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Guernsey. Survivors include wife, Virginia Guernsey of Tyler; one son and fiancé, Glen D. Guernsey and Michelle Ellis; one daughter, Pamela Guernsey; two brothers, Henson Guernsey and Donald Guernsey; two sisters, Vivian Jones and Hartense Keener; four grandchildren, Jessica Combs, Amanda Guernsey, Alexandra Guernsey, and Ashley Guernsey; and five great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

IRA LEE CHISM Nov. 20, 1917 - May 19, 2008

Funeral services for Ira Lee Chism, 90, of Avinger are being held Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Avinger. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
MABLE PEOPLES PAULEY Feb. 29, 1914 - May 24, 2008

Funeral services for Mable Peoples Pauley, 94, of Atlanta will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Linden with Elder B.C. James Sr. officiating and the Rev- David Kenner as pastor. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Linden under the direction of Linden Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from noon until 4 p.m. Friday, May 30 at
Linden Funeral Home and wake will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Mrs. Pauley was born in Linden and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Linden. Survivors include one daughter, Thelonus Webster of Atlanta; two sons, Richard Baker and Leonard Baker, both of Atlanta; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

LUCILLE GREEN GEORGE May 9, 1912 - May 23, 2008

Funeral services for Lucille Green George, 96, of Atlanta were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 26 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tony Lee officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. George was born in Cass County and was a member of Life Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Willie Green, Dee Williams and Willard George, and a son, James Green. Survivors include her grandsons, James Green and wife Kim of Atlanta and David Green of Houston; one sister, Lois Cook of Atlanta; two stepdaughters; one stepson; 12 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

MARY P. GRAHAM Oct. 16, 1918 - May 24, 2008

Funeral services for Mary P Graham 89 of Atlanta were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. Interment followed in Queen City Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Graham was born in Pittsburg and was a member of First Baptist Church in Queen City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome L. Graham. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jerome and Margie Graham of Dallas; four daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Rodney Holt of Mesquite, Sherry and Curtis Hayes of Irving, Treva and Jerry Restelle of Atlanta and Lisa and Ronnie Halley of Atlanta; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

DAVID H. FLOYD Nov. 18, 1943 - May 25, 2008

Funeral services for David H. Floyd, 64, of Tyler, formerly of Daingerfield, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral
Home is handling the arrangements.


June

Sunday, June 1st, 2008
RUBY MAE SHEARIN FANNON July 12, 1909 - May 28, 2008

Ruby Mae Shearin Fannon was born July 12, 1909 in Wise County in Boyd, and passed away on May 28 in Atlanta at the age of 98. Ruby lived most of her life in Cass County and was a homemaker, a Methodist, and a member of the Midway Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Lennis Paul Wall; her parents, B.F. and Jessie Shearin; two brothers, Arnold Shearin and Ulissus Shearin; and two sisters, Floy Harrison and Audry Rogers. She is survived by one brother, Forest Shearin and wife Maxine of Bloomburg; one sister-in-law, Alta Shearin; her granddaughters, Kathy Stover, Betty, and Patty; her nephews, Donald Rogers, Dean Shearin, Danny Shearin, and Tony Shearin; nieces, Ava Anderson, Betty Coody, and Reika Endsley; and a number of other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Friday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at the Douglassville Cemetery in Douglassville under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.(pd.)

 

ELAINE HENDERSON Nov. 12, 1943 - May 27, 2008

Graveside services for Elaine Henderson, 64, of Atlanta were held Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Elaine was born Nov. 12, 1943 in San Antonio. She was a homemaker, an artist, and a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Henderson. Survivors include two sons, Roy Eure, Jr. of Hattiesburg, Miss. and Andrew Eure of Florence, Miss.; one daughter, Anna Celeste Hubbard of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Laverta Bishop of Tallahassee, Fla.; four grandchildren, Olivia
Hubbard, Austin Hubbard, Andrew Eure, and Chloe Eure. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


DENNIS RAY ALLEN Feb. 22, 1965 - May 26, 2008

Funeral services for Dennis Ray Allen, 43, of Texarkana are being held Saturday, May31 at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Street Baptist Church in Texarkana. Arrangements are under the direction of All Faith Funeral Home in Vivian, La.


HATTIE ELIZABETH DODSON Feb. 27, 1916 - May 26, 2008

Funeral services for Hattie Elizabeth Dodson, 92, of Avinger were held Friday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
BOBBIE MOORE March 28, 1926 - May 28, 2008

Funeral services for Bobbie Moore, 82, of Atlanta were held Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta with the Rev. Arlie Kyzer officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Bobbie was born March 28, 1926 in Cass County. She was a very active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta, taught Sunday school classes, assisted with the youth programs, and had a bus ministry. She also volunteered at the United Personal Ministries and the Atlanta Memorial Ladies Auxillary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellie Moore. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Don Moore and wife Peg of Colfax, Wash.; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Gunn and husband Kenneth of Houston; one brother, Noah Sims of Colleyvill; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannertuneralservice.com. (pd.)


MARY JANE THOMPSON Feb. 26, 1933 - May 31, 2008

Funeral services for Mary Jane Thompson, 75, of Bloomburg were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3 at Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Interment followed in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Thompson was born in Miller County, Ark., and was a member of First Baptist Church in Bloomburg. She was retired from the Department of Human Services in Atlanta. Survivors include her husband, W.R. Thompson of Bloomburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Linda Thompson of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya and Bobby Garren of Atlanta and Angela and Nelson Bui of Texarkana, Ark.; her grandchildren, Brandon and Autumn Blizzard, Jeremy Blizzard, Jake Blizzard, Kyle Garren, Josh and Andrea Thompson, Blake Thompson, Brittany Thompson, Tasha Knudtson, Robert Jones, Caleb McCreery and Jade Bui; and her great-grandchildren, Garrit Blizzard, Emalee Blizzard, Sonni Blizzard and Kaitlyn Knudtson. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Sutherland, Dr. DeCaprio and Dr. Keilan. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


KEAGEN ALLEN June 23, 1994 - May 30, 2008

Graveside services for Keagen Allen, 13, of Atlanta were held Monday, June 2 at 10 a.m. at Huffines Cemetery in Huffines with the Rev. J.W. Crow officiating. Keagen was born June23 in Galveston and was Baptist by faith. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dianna Lynn Bernice Durham. Survivors include mother, Dianna Franks of Atlanta; father, Thomas Barmore of Atlanta; three sisters, Gwen Tyson of Atlanta, and Heather Newsom and JoAnna Ven, both of Broken Bow, Okla.; two grandparents, Bernice Russell and Joe Durham, both of Linden; and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. A guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


MITCHELL SAVAGE May 2, 1951 - June 1, 2008

Funeral services for Mitchell Savage, 57, of Atlanta are being held Wednesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at Atlanta Church of Christ in Atlanta. Interment will follow at Springdale Cemetery. Mitchell was born May 2, 1957 in New Orleans, La. and was a member of the Atlanta Church of Christ. He worked as an electrical supervisor for Alcoa. Mitchell enjoyed spending time with his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his son, John Savage. Survivors include wife, Sandi Savage of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Jesse Mitchell Savage and wife Kristy of Atlanta; one daughter, Jessica Savage of Atlanta; two brothers and one sister-in-law, David Savage and wife Cheryl of Atlanta and Tommy Savage of Dallas; one sister, Jeannette Ann Williams of Atlanta; and two grandchildren, Jesse Mitchell Savage Jr. and Dylan Landry Savage, both of Atlanta. A guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


THOMAS W. CLARK July 24, 1936 - May 31, 2008

Funeral services for Thomas W. Clark, 71, of Atlanta are being held Wednesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


JENNIFER RICHARDSON May 21, 1979 - May 30, 2008

Funeral services for Jennifer Ann Richardson, 29, of Atlanta are being held Wednesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


WILMER BIDDY July 1, 1922 - May 30, 2008

Funeral services for Wilmer Biddy, 85, of Avinger were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Sunday, June 8th, 2008
CHRISTINE RAGSDALE LUMMUS Aug. 13, 1929 - June 2, 2008

Christine Ragsdale Lummus went to be with the Lord on June 2 at the age of 78. She was born on August 13, 1929 to Paul H. and Iva Spears Ragsdale in the small community of Dixon. After graduating from Greenville High School, she met Charles Wendle Lummus from Bloomburg. They were married in 1948 and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13 of this year. They moved to Atlanta in 1962 where they raised their family. Christine was a loving wife, precious mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who cherished her family and was devoted to her friends. She enjoyed cooking and loved nothing more than to host a gathering of family and friends at her home. She participated in numerous community activities including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of the Eastern Star, election judge, and also volunteered at the crisis center. She especially enjoyed working in the church and was an active member of the West Side Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Eugene Ragsdale; and one infant sister, Mary Lou Ragsdale. She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles W. Lummus; one son and daughter-in-law, David Lummus and wife Marilyn of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Hill and husband Russell of San Antonio and Lori Smith and husband Stuart of Atlanta. Memaw had six grandchildren, Linsey Francis and husband Tony, Eric Lummus, Jordan Smith and Garrett Smith, all of Atlanta, and Caitlin Hill and Courtney Hill of San Antonio; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Jean Francis of Atlanta. She lovingly referred to them all as her precious angels. She is also survived by one sister, Pauline Emerson of Greenville; one brother and sister-in-law, John Ragsdale and wife Carolyn of Broken Arrow, Okla. and a host of nieces and nephews. She was the center of our family and will be dearly missed. Her memory will live in our hearts until we all meet again. Services were held Wednesday, June 4 at 4 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Burial followed at the New Hope Cemetery in Bloomburg. (pd)

 

JAMES DONALD “DON” KETHLEY July 15, 1936 – Jun. 3, 2008

Funeral services for James Donald “Don” Kethley, 71, of McLeod will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at McGuire Funeral Home with the Rev. Austin Lewis and the Rev. Gene Terry officiating. Interment will be in Good Exchange Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McGuire Funeral Home of Vivian, La. Mr. Kethley had worked at Thiokol Chemical Corp. in Karnack where he was a maintenance foreman and carpenter for 20 years. He was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky Kethley and Ray Joe Kethley, and one grandson, J.K. Cross.
Survivors include his wife Barbara A. Kethley of McLeod; one son, Robert Kethely and wife Angela of Pittsburg; one daughter Rhonda Prothro and husband Owen of Elysian Fields; four sisters, Ann Walton and husband Billy Glynn of The Woodlands, Betty Kirkham of Shreveport, La., Bonnie Lovett and husband Leon of Hallsville, and Barbara Fitch and husband Joe of Marshall; one brother Robert Carroll Kethley of Vivian, La.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. (pd)

 

RUBLE BRADEEN PATTERSON 1915-2008

Funeral services for Ruble Bradeen Patterson were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Daren York, the Rev. Billy Dupree and Martha Lynn Smith
officiating. Interment was at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Ruble Bradeen McKeehan Patterson, known as “Spig” by her siblings or “Deen” by her other relatives, age 92, passed away in Atlanta, Cass County, Texas on June 3, 2008. She was born on a farm southeast of Texarkana in the Pleasant Hill community, Miller County, Ark., the 10th of 13 children of James Washington McKeehan (1870-1956) and Josephine “Josie” Moore (1882-1950). Around 1918 the family moved to a 70-acre farm about two miles northwest of Bloomburg in Cass County where Deen grew up. Deen attended and graduated from the old Rock Springs School. In 1938 Deen married Cass County native Leon Patterson (1915-2001), an independent trucker for many years before his retirement when he continued working and maintained a small landscaping business in Atlanta. Deen Patterson was a devoted homemaker at their 106 North Howe Street, Atlanta residence. Aunt Deen, as she was known by her many relatives, was known for her uncompromising down-home cooking that included handmade biscuits every morning with pure ribbon cane syrup. Her sense of humor and teasing nature were infectious until her death at Golden Villa, Atlanta, Texas. Deen McKeehan Patterson had five brothers who preceded her in death, James Patrick (1901-1985), Ray Warren (1904-1992), Paul Jones (1905-1990), Wallace Clark (1913-2001) and John Braxton (1922-2008) McKeehan. Deen was also preceded in death by five sisters, Laura Josephine Rhea (1903-1989), Glenn Marie Demerrit (1907-1992), Henrietta Florence Lee (1 908-1992), Mabel Clara Wise (1910-2001), and Jessie Rebecca Golden (1919-2003). She is survived by two sisters, Marjorie May Fant, age 96, and Emma Camilla White, age 90. She is also survived by her son, Larry David Patterson and daughter-in-law, Charlotte Patterson of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Chaundra Gleason, Laryssa Devera Briley, Lesley David Patterson; seven great-grandchildren, Nikki Blakeley, Robin Zelek, Jonathan Mansinger, Kesley Geurin, Hope Briley, Landry “Coach” Drew” Patterson, and Levi David Patterson; and two great-great-grandchildren, Gideon Blakeley and Kaiden Zelek. Pallbearers were Lee Patterson, Doug Briley, Charles Pruitt II, Tylar O’Dell, George Waller and Jimmy Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers were David Wise, Barry Wise, Gerald Wise, Frank Baggett, Tim Golden, Zachary Yeager and Charles Pruitt III. (pd)

 

LUTHER D. (SMITH) GREEN July 17, 1919 - May 31, 2008

Funeral services for Luther D. (Smith) Green, 79, of Linden are being held Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Linden Funeral Home in Linden.

 

JACK THOMPSON Jan. 16, 1947 - June 6, 2008

Funeral services for Jack Thompson, 61, of Bloomburg are pending with Hanner Funeral Service of Atlanta. He died June 6, 2008 at his home. Mr. Thompson was born in Atlanta. He enjoyed cowboy and Indian art and participated in historic re-enactments, going by the name of Caddo Jack. He was also responsible for building the Atlanta Museum and designing most of the exhibits
within. He was a true artist and enjoyed painting. He earned a degree in archaeology from West Texas A&M University and enjoyed looking for arrowheads and Indian artifacts. He worked many years as a self-employed carpenter in the area. He is preceded in death by one son, Jacob Michael Thompson; his father, Frank Thompson, and his mother-in-law, Helen Caylor. Survivors include his loving wife, best friend, and light of his life, Kathy Thompson; one son, Jason Thompson and wife Cassie; three daughters, Kellie Watson and husband Randy, Amanda Clayton and husband Marc, and Marti Alexander; 10 grandchildren, Brittany, Shannon, Amber, Brittney, Josh, Cody, Jacqueline, Shelby, Seth and Helen; his mother Olene Thompson; sisters Betty O’Day and husband Gary, and Marilyn Young and husband Robert; father-in-law Duane Caylor; close in-laws Dennis and Linda Casey, Jerry and Jana Caylor, Larry and Pat Caylor and their children; and numerous other relatives. (pd.)

 

DORIS FAY UPCHURCH Jan. 3, 1947 - June 3, 2008

Funeral services for Doris Fay Upchurch, 61, of Linden were held Thursday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Earl Taylor and Bill Dupree officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery in Cass County. Doris was born in Cass County. She was a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church, and enjoyed spending time with her family and animals. Survivors include special friend, Bonnie Lummus of Atlanta; two brothers, Jerry Upchurch of Atlanta and Johnny Upchurch of Cocoa, Fl.; one sister and brother-in-law, Martha Seagroves and husband Al of Linden; and numerous other relatives, friends, nephews, and nieces. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

BOBBIE ANN KILLEN May 29, 1928 - June 1, 2008

Memorial services for Bobbie Ann Killen, 80, of Kenner, La. were held Thursday, June 5 at 1 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Chapel, located at 4747 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie, La. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Augusta, Ga. Mrs. Killen was a 1945 graduate of Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Ga., a retired school teacher, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of First Baptist Church of Kenner. She was a native of Sylvester, Ga. and a resident of Kenner, La. for the past 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband C.A. Killen, Jr.; her parents, Bobbie Davis Pullen and Edgar C. Pullen; and son-in-law, Louis Kuss. Survivors include three children, Lynn Humble, Brenda Kuss, and Ed Killen; two sisters, Nell Pullen and Martha Crosby; one son-in-law, Bill Humble; one daughter-in-law, Janet Killen; nine grandchildren, Ruth, Will, Emily, John, Clinton, Tiffany, Heather, Sammy, and Kristen; and 12 great-grandchildren. (pd)

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
LOUISE KING MILES Aug. 4, 1921 - June 7, 2008

Mrs. Louise King Miles of Atlanta passed away peacefully of natural causes Saturday, June 7 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Miles was born on Aug. 4, 1921 to Albert R. King and Laura Widiner King in Canadian. She attended Texas Christian University and was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Louise taught school in Canadian until she married Robert L. “Chic” Miles at the First United Methodist on July 28, 1944 in Fort Worth. Louise was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta. She was also a member of several clubs, including being a founding member of the Athenaeum Study Club. Mrs. Miles was an active supporter of her community. She especially loved to assist with any project that helped with leadership, education, and development of the youth in the Atlanta area. She will be remembered by those who knew and loved her as a true Texas lady who led her life with quiet poise and grace. She will be missed by many whose lives she touched. Mrs. Miles was preceded in death by Chic on Jan. 7, 2007. She is survived by her sons, Robert Michael Miles and wife
Marilyn of Katy, Bruce King Miles and wife Martha Louise of Sanford, N.C.; grandchildren, Michelle Louise Miles of Houston, Ashley Lyn Miles of San Marcos, and Kasey Elizabeth Miles of
San Marcos; her brother, Jack King of Canadian; and a nephew, Bill King and wife Denny of Lipscomb. Services are being held at the Miles Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, on Lindsey Lane in Atlanta Wednesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. with a graveside memorial to immediately follow in the Pine Crest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund, 104 N. Louise, Atlanta, Texas, 75551.

 

INA R. LAWLIS Oct. 12, 1915 - June 8, 2008

Funeral services for Ina R. Lawlis, 92, of Atlanta are being held Wednesday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Jill Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Shelton-Rankin Cemetery in Cass County. Ina was born Oct. 12, 1915 in Cass County, was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta, and was a homemaker.
Survivors include one sister, Nona Henslee of Atlanta; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

 

BRIAN MOORE Dec. 14, 1977 - June 4, 2008

Graveside services for Brian Moore, 30, of Atlanta were held Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at the Queen City Cemetery in Queen City with the Rev. James Hughes officiating. Brian was born Dec. 14, 1977 in Pasadena. He enjoyed all sports and worked in the construction industry, and was of Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his sister, Stephanie Diane Moore. Survivors include his wife, Emily Fife of Atlanta; mother, Saundra Moore of Atlanta; father, David Moore of Seabrook; two daughters, Cailyn Moore and Cora Coffey, both of Atlanta; two sisters, Krystal Rich and Stephanie Moore, both of Atlanta; maternal grandparents, Jerry Restelle and wife Treva of Atlanta; paternal grandmother, Mary Moore of LaPorte; paternal great- grandmother, Lydia Lavergne of Rayne, La.; and numerous other relatives, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.



ELOISE GHOLSON Sept. 27, 1917 - June 4, 2008

Funeral services for Eloise Gholson, 90, of Bivins were held Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. at Center Hill Baptist Church in Cass County with Earl Taylor and Kerry Easley officiating. Interment followed at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Eloise Gholson was born Sept. 27, 1917 in Bivins and was a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doyle and Mabel McDonald and her elder sister, Ruby. Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Although she never had any children, Reba Gholson Odom and Juanita Gholson Zant claimed her as their own. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.


JOHN “BUDDY” MASON Oct. 12, 1927 - June 4, 2008


Funeral services for John “Buddy” Mason, 80, of Daingerfield were held Tuesday, June 10 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Daingerfield. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

 

VERNON W. DUKE Sept. 11, 1951 - June 3, 2008

Vernon Wesley Duke, 56, of Wilburton, Okla. Died on June 3 at his home. Mr. Duke was born Sept. 11, 1951, in Linden. He was involved in oil field work in the USA as well as world wide. At the time of his death he was a drilling consultant. He was preceded in death by his father, Arvin R. Duke; son, Heath Newman; and brother-in-law, Don Reinhardt. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of Wilburton; three sons, DeWayne Duke of Hattisburg, Miss., Shane Thomas of Iraq, and Robert Justice of West Virginia; two daughters, Shellie Bates of Hattisburg, Miss., Jesica Griffeth of Wilburton, Okla.; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Newman of Wilburton; six grandchildren; his mother, LaVerne Duke of Linden; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Barbara Duke of Atlanta and Pat and Georgette Duke of Linden; two sisters, LaJuan Reinhardt and Wanda Alberts of Wilburton, Okla.; and many other relatives and a host of friends. Memorial services were in McAlester, Okla., Monday, June 9 at 1 p.m. at Bishop Funeral Home in McAlester, Okla. Memorials may be made to the New Colony Baptist Church building fund, 3086 US Highway 59 N, Linden, Texas 75563.


KEN SHADDIX April 28, 1939 - June 8, 2008

Funeral services for Ken Shaddix, 69, of Texarkana will be held Saturday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta. Ken was born April 28, 1939 in Eakly, Okla., owned and operated his own business, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Elizabeth Shaddix. Survivors include wife, Billie Shaddix of Texarkana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny Shaddix and wife Phyllis of Atlanta and Ke Mai and wife Vi of Richardson; one step-daughter, Charlene Love of Midlothian; one step-son, Bill Hill of Longview; one brother, Carl Shaddix of Wilmington, Kan.; three grandchildren, Chris, Cody, and Casey Shaddix, all of Atlanta; and six other grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.


JOHN B. WHITSON May 28, 1934 - June 7, 2008

Funeral services for John B. Whitson, 74, of Daingerfield are being held Wednesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at Veal Switch Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008
CAIGEN LEE DANIEL March 10, 2004 - June 8, 2008

Funeral services for Caigen Lee Daniel, 4, of Atlanta were held Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Tabernacle church in Queen City with the Rev. Billy Dupree and Justin Weeks officiating. Interment followed at Rock Hill Cemetery in Redwater. Caigen was born March 10, 2004 in Atlanta. Survivors include mother, Britney Gilmore of Atlanta; father, Glenn Daniel of Fayetteville, N.C.; brother, Carter Daniel of Atlanta; maternal grandmother, Donna Rushing of Atlanta; paternal grandparents, Chuck and Cathie Daniel of New Boston and Charley and Elena Johnson of Marshall; maternal great- grandmother, Audrey Whatley of Atlanta; paternal great- grandparents, Suzanne Daniel of Linden and Bill and Ann Green of Redwater; and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

RUTH MOZELLE HOGUE-BECK Dec. 10, 1917 - June 11, 2008

Mozelle Beck passed away at age 90 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Beck was born in Huffines to Harvey and Myrtle Williams Hogue. She graduated from Kilgore
College in 1938 and received her bachelors of Science degree from East Texas State Teachers College in 1940. She met Sgt. Charles F. Beck of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. at a USO dance in Greenville in 1943, and they married soon after. Mozelle spent 25 years in New York State running a thriving produce business with her husband. In 1968 she returned to Cass County with her family and taught in the Atlanta school system at both Booker T. Washington and Atlanta High Schools. After retiring from teaching, she volunteered for several years at Atlanta Memorial Hospital.
Mozelle loved tending to her gardens, her African violets, and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Charles. She is survived by four children, Patricia Beck Vaeth, Tom Beck, Charles Roscoe Beck, and Terry Beck Knapp; seven grandchildren, Sarah Rosalind Juliett Vaeth, Andrew Charles William Vaeth, Lauren Robertson Beck, Joel Knapp, Taylor Knapp, Emily Knapp, Charles Evan Beck; and one great-grandchild, Aiden Joseph Knapp. The Beck family wishes to thank Atlanta Memorial Hospital home health and the staff of the hospital for their loving care at the end of her rich life. Graveside services were held Thursday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at the Huffines Cemetery in Huffines. Interment was under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta. (pd)


JESSIE MAE WASHINGTON Feb. 6, 1922 - June 9, 2008

Funeral services for Jessie Mae Washington, 86, of Naples are being held Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m. at Pine Bluff Baptist Church near Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


ENNIS CHARLESTON Sept. 7, 1929 - June 9, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Ennis Charleston, 78, of Linden are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
PAULINE GWENDOLYN GILMORE May 1, 1920 - June 12, 2008

Pauline Gwendolyn Gilmore went to be with her heavenly father on Thursday, June 12. She was born on May 1, 1920 in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sisters, husband, Waylon Gilmore; son-in-law, Ron Hawkins, Sr.; grandson, Ron Hawkins, Jr.; and great-granddaughters; Carly, Clayton and Aley Gilmore. Pauline is survived by her children Johnnie Hawkins of Linden, Sue Clayton of Gilmer, Roy “Sandy” Gilmore and wife Christie of Livingston, and CJ Gilmore and wife Peggy of Vivian, La. She has 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Pauline was a homemaker, avid fisherman, and devoted mother. She was a member of Trees Baptist Church. Pallbearers are Kristopher Gilmore, Clint Gilmore, Robert Hawkins, Lee Sullivan, Pat Stout, Tommy Jones, Ronnie Jones, and Billy Englehart. Pauline will be greatly missed by all. (pd.)

 

MARY CATHERINE MCDUFF BRICE Jan. 14, 1936- June 12, 2008

Memorial services for Mary Catherine McDuff Brice, 72, were held on Sunday, June 15 at 2 p.m. at Vivian United Methodist Church, in Vivian, La. Interment followed at Evan Ritchi Cemetery. Officiating the service was Pastor Ellen Montegudo. Mrs. Brice was born on Jan. 14, 1936 and went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 12, 2008 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 1/2 years, Harold Ralph Brice; her parents Earl and Juanita McDuff; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Harold and Eva Brice, and a special friend Joyce Tyler. She is survived by one son, Thomas Eugene Brice of Centerville; two daughters, Teresa Brice Garrett and husband, Jody; and Catherine Sue Brice and life partner Jason Sowell, all of Bivins; four grandchildren, Heather Dawn Risor and husband Ty, Brandon Eugene Brice and fiancée Kim, Jason Cody Sowell, and Adai Brice Sowell; two step-grandchildren, Brett Garrett and Austin Sowell; two great-grandchildren, Casen Wyatt Eugene Brice and Madison Michelle Brice; one brother, Charles McDuff; two sisters, Margaret Ann House and Vera Jo Bergstrom and husband Rick; special friends Dee and Floyd Henson; Emma and Eddie Ganz; along with a host of other family and friends. The family expresses its appreciation to the staff members of Schumpert Cancer Center, Dr. Rosco Chan, Dr. Grossbach, and Dr. Vargus for their caring treatment of Mrs. Brice. Pallbearers were Mrs. Brice’s nephews and great- nephews. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Class of 1954. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are sent to The Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas 75701 or the Vivian United Methodist Church, 223 West Louisiana, Vivian, La. 71082. You can view this obituary and sign her guestbook at www.vivianfuneralhome.com. (pd.)

 

TOMIE SKINNER Dec. 19, 1930 - June 12, 2008

Funeral services for Tomie Skinner, 77, of Atlanta were held Sunday, June 15 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. J.W. Crow officiating. Interment followed at Courtland Cemetery in Cass County. Tomie was born Dec. 19, 1930 in Little Rock, Ark. She was a member of the Faith Independent Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Arie Thomas; her sister, Jane Golden; and her brother, Raymond Thomas, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Ray Skinner; two sons, Milton Skinner of Colorado and John Skinner of Atlanta; two daughters, Maurita Stark of Avinger and LaVeda Miles of Sealy; one brother Charlie Thomas of Azie; two sisters, Eleanor Richie of Shreveport, La. and Ida Nell Favre of Atlanta; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


ELlA A. GAGER Oct. 28, 1924 - June 15, 2008

Funeral services for Ella A. Gager, 83, of Atlanta will be held Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services.

 

JOAN BLAIR LOVE March 17, 1942 - June 11, 2008

Services for Joan Blair Love, 66, of Lodi will be held Saturday, June 21 at 1 p.m. at the Nelson-Murphy Auditorium at Linden-Kildare High School with Sis.Sheila Willis-Timberlake officiating. Burial will follow at Whitaker Memorial Cemetery in Lodi. Mrs. Love was born March 17, 1942 in Levelland to the late Warren and Jimmie Frances Blair. She was a caregiver, seamstress and was employed by Guard Line, Inc. in Atlanta for many years until her health caused her to retire in 2005. She was also a member of Ebenezer C.M.E. church of Lodi where she served as church secretary, missionary, stewardess, usher, and Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Sylvester, Jody, and Jimmy Blair; and one sister, Roe Jean Blair. Survivors include a devoted husband of 47 years, Sammy Love; four daughters, Viveca Collins of Marshall, Thea (Greg) Gaston of Marietta, Shekita (Ernie) Martin of Lodi, and Tonya Love of Kildare; one sister, Phyllis (Nathaniel) Milton of Newport News, Va.; one brother, Paul (Josephine) Blair of West Covina, Calif.; ten grandchildren, Tiffany (Alvin) Felder, Victoria Epps, Ashley, Shalonda, Greg H. Gaston, MaKayla, Jarren, Kiara Martin, DaMarius Love, and Skylar Vaughn; two great-grandchildren, De Andrey Samuel and Kadin Williams; one “special friend”, Onnetha Smith of Lodi; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Hodge and Shirley (Frank) Hodge of Lodi; one brother-in-law, Henry (Nadean) Love, Sr. of Lodi; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Viewing will be Friday, June 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lewis & Walker Funeral Home in Jefferson. Visitation with the family will be Friday, June 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ebenezer C.M.E. church in Lodi. (pd.)

 

ZULA LEE JUHLIN July 1, 1918 - June 15, 2008

Funeral services for Zula Lee Juhlin, 89, of Diana are pending under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Zula was born July 1, 1918. She died Sunday, June
15 in a Longview hospital.


Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
DAVID STEWART June 27, 1959 - June 14, 2008

Graveside services for David Stewart, 48, of Texarkana were held Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m. at Smyrna Cemetery in Cass County with Lee Poole officiating. David was born June 27, 1959 in Vivian, La. He enjoyed his motorcycle, was a member of the Forgotten Riding Club, and was a Baptist. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Donna Allen and husband David of Rodessa, La.; one granddaughter, Breanna Allen of Rodessa, La.; one brother and sister-in-law, Don Stewart and wife Lydia of Hosston, La.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda Green and husband Jack of Hosston, La. and Linda Poole and husband Lee of Edna; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

DOROTHY MARIE GLASS

Dorothy Marie Glass, 79, died in Shreveport, La., June 11 after a lengthy illness. Services were held June 14 at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel, followed by interment services at Smyrna
Cemetery in Atlanta with the Rev. Randy Reily of Trinity Heights Baptist Church in Shreveport, La., and Dr. Jim Lewis, pastor of First Christian Church in Longview, officiating. Mrs. Glass was born in Farmersville. She was a longtime member of Trinity Heights Baptist Church in Shreveport, La. She owned and operated Daytime Friends Day Care since 1985. Her love and compassion for children was evident through the love that was shown to each and every child. Her husband, James Olan Glass; parents, Claude and Hettie Hickman; and two infant children preceded her in death. Mrs. Glass is survived by her son, Joe Glass and wife Sheryl of Bossier City, La.; daughter, Becky Lewis and husband Bobby of Shreveport, La.; grandchildren, Jared Lewis and wife Emily of Baton Rouge, La., Brady Lewis and wife Rebecca of Shreveport, La., Zach and Haley Glass of Bossier City, La.; great-granddaughter, Ella Elizabeth Lewis; one great-grandson on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors. Honoring her as pallbearers were Jared Lewis, Brady Lewis, Jarred Montgomery, Zack Glass, Albert Henry, and Randy White. The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1942. (pd.)

 

HAYWARD HANNIBLE July 17, 1925— June 14, 2008

Graveside services for Hayward Hannible, 82, of Queen City were held Friday, June 20 at 1 p.m. at Jones Hills Cemetery in Marietta. Arrangements were under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


LADONNA RUTH ROYAL Jan. 2, 1959— June 14, 2008

Funeral services for LaDonna Ruth Royal, 49, of Hughes Springs are being held Saturday, June 21 at Love Chapel Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


JOHNATHAN “JOHN BOY” BAKER Jan. 9, 1982— June 19, 2008

Graveside services for Johnathan “John Boy” Baker, 26, of Ore City are being held Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at Sardis Cemetery near Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
SYLVIA L. VAUGHAN Jan. 10, 1968 - June 19, 2008

Graveside services for Sylvia L. Vaughan, 40, of Hughes Springs were held Monday, June 23 at 4 p.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Sunday, June 29th, 2008
VELMA OWENS Nov. 2, 1929 - June 25, 2008

Funeral services for Velma Owens, 78, of Bivins were held Friday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at the Huffines Baptist Church in Huffines with the Rev. Mark Markle and Earl Taylor officiating.
Interment followed at the Huffines Cemetery in Huffines. Velma was born Nov. 2, 1929 in McLeod. She was a homemaker and a member of the Huffines Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Mattie Adcock; two brothers, Alvin and Herman Adcock; and two sisters, Ozelle Hindsman and Thelma Starling. Survivors include husband, George Owens of Bivins; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary Owens and wife Caryn of Gun Barrell City; and one daughter and son-in-law, Tern L. Baker and husband Terry Petrea of Terrell. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


ROBERT D.V. YEAGER Feb. 7, 1919 - June 23, 2008

Funeral services for Robert D.V. Yeager, 89, of Jenkins were held Friday, June 27 at 10:30 am. at the Hughes Springs Church of Christ in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


ELLA MERL LILLARD Jan. 19, 1952 - June 24, 2008

Funeral services for Ella Merl Lillard, 56, of Marietta are being held Saturday, June 28 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman- Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


JAMES “JOE” LITTLE May 19, 1928 - June 25, 2008

Funeral services for James “Joe” Little, 80, of Doddridge, Ark. are being held Saturday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at the Church of God in Moon, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


PEGGY SUE HITCHCOCK March 24, 1941 - June 26, 2008

Funeral services for Peggy Sue Hitchcock, 67, of Omaha are being held Saturday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kildare. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


V.A. “BUD” BUTLER May 9, 1931 - June 26, 2008

Funeral services for V.A. “Bud” Butler, 77, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at Springdale Baptist Church in Queen City. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


July

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
No Obituaries
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

VELMA OWENS Nov. 2, 1929 - June 25, 2008

Funeral services for Velma Owens, 78, of Bivins were held Friday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at the Huffines Baptist Church in Huffines with the Rev. Mark Markle and Earl Taylor officiating. Interment followed at the Huffines Cemetery. Velma was born Nov. 2, 1929 in McLeod. She was a homemaker and a member of the Huffines Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by
her parents, Marshall and Mattie Adcock; two brothers, Alvin and Herman Adcock; and two sisters, Ozelle Hindsman and Thelma Starling. Survivors include husband, George Owens of Bivins; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary Owens and wife Caryn of Gun Barrell City; and one daughter and son-in-law, Tern L. Baker and husband Terry Petrea of Terrell. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerluneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

WAYNDON D. WHATLEY Nov. 23, 1923 - June 28, 2008

Funeral services for Wayndon D. Whatley, 84, of Atlanta were held Tuesday, July 1 at 10 am. at West Side Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Jim Howard officiating. Interment followed at Laws Chapel Cemetery in Atlanta. Wayndon was born Nov. 23, 1923 in Atlanta. He served in the United States Army during World War II, was a member of West Side Baptist Church, and the retired owner of Whatley Wholesale. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Armon Whatley. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald Whatley and Jerry and wife Cindy Whatley, all of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and husband Rusty Hancock of Queen City; two sisters, Bonnie McDuffie of Atlanta and Joyce Wilbanks of Blanchard, La.; seven grandchildren; three great- children; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

H.F. CLAYTON June 9, 1918 - June 28, 2008

Funeral services for H.F. Clayton, 90, of Atlanta were held Tuesday, July 1 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Chris Cowan and Tommy Cullins officiating. Interment followed at O’Farrell Cemetery in Cass County. H.F. was born June 9, 1918 in Atlanta. He was a retired, self-employed mechanic of farm equipment and was a member of O’Farrell Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Edna Clayton of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Frankie Clayton and wife Connie of Atlanta; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia Nunn of Ardmore, Okla., Faye Clayton of Lufkin, Shirley Finlayson and husband Warner of Atlanta, and Sue Davis and husband Keith of Atlanta; one brother and sister-in-law, Lester Clayton and wife Maxine of Atlanta; two sisters, Lessie Blaydes of Atlanta and Ada Mae Porterfield of Houston; and sister-in-law, Katie Clayton of Queen City. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


ED THOMPSON Nov. 22, 1937 - June 27, 2008

Funeral services for Walter Edward Thompson, 70, of Conroe were held Monday, June 30 at 10 a.m. at the Cashner Colonial Chapel with pastors Tom Allen and Ronnie Raines officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cashner Funeral Home. Mr. Thompson was born Nov. 22, 1937 in New Boston and entered into rest on June 27 in Conroe. Ed is survived by his loving wife, Gin Thompson; daughter, Tamara Bowles and husband Casey; sons, Brandon and Edward Thompson and his wife Starr; mother, Effie Thompson; sister, Gail Talbot and husband David; brothers, Winfer Thompson and wife Kitty, Ralph Thompson and wife Lu, and Paul Thompson and wife Deborah; granddaughters, Isabelle and Alexandra Bowels; and grandson Cade Thompson. Ed is also survived by the Whitehorn family who loved Ed as a son and a brother; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; special friends, Jerry and Amy Adams; and many other wonderful friends. Pallbearers were Travis Wayne Thompson, Randall Thompson, Bill Talbot, Daniel Thompson, Douglas Thompson, Daniel Welch, and Toby Whitehorn. (pd.)

Sunday, July 6th, 2008
JUANITA FORBES KIRKLAND Nov. 16, 1922 - July 1, 2008

Funeral services for Juanita Forbes Kirkland, 85, of Douglassville were held Saturday, July 5 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Chris Cowan officiating.
Interment followed at Corinth Cemetery in Cass County. Juanita was born Nov. 16, 1922 in the Black Jack community. She was a Christian and a member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church. She also worked for Atlanta ISD for 17 years as a teacher assistant. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Kirkland; her grandson, Shannon Simmons; her sisters, Ellen Hanson and Raymond Kessler; her brother, George C. Forbes, Jr.; and her son-in-law, Wally Simmons. Survivors include daughters, Betty Simmons of Douglassville and Winnie Malley of Lindale; grandchildren, Dana and David Jackson, Dawn and Rodney Lee, and Denise and Jeff Padilla; brothers, Jerry Forbes of Grand Saline and Calvin Forbes of Woodlawn; sister, Patricia Spangler of Dallas; great- grandchildren, Sarah Allen, Jacob Evans, Megan Fitzwater, Heather Hatton, Cody Jackson, Katie Jackson, Chase Jackson, Caleb and April Evans; great-great-grandchildren, Jordan Campbell and Kanyon Compton; her close friend and adopted daughter, Betty Winchester; a host of nieces and nephews; and friend Nettie Jo Brabham. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


JEANNE KAY CASH Feb.10, 1942 - July 1, 2008

Graveside services for Jeanne Kay Cash, 66, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m. at Huffines Cemetery in Bivins with the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating. Interment will follow.
Jeanne was born Feb. 10, 1942 in Vernon. She was a homemaker, member of Huffines Baptist Church, and a member of the Huffines Quilting Club. She also served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Neal Cash; and her father, Virgil Dewey Johnson. Survivors include mother, Nola Jean Holcomb of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, William Neal Cash and wife Lisa of Woodstock, Ga.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheri Cash Duet and husband Carlos of Hooks, Cindy Cash Bickerdike and husband Wesley of Diana, and Stephanie Cash Potter and husband Tommy of Gurdon, Ark.; one brother Johnny Dewey Johnson of Baytown; and one sister, Nola Kathleen Blanchard of Baytown; and a grandson, Nathan James Duet of Hooks. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
R.B. PORTERFIELD Jan. 30, 1949 - July 2, 2008

Graveside services for R.B. Porterfield, 59, of Atlanta were held Sunday, July 6 at 2 p.m. at Salem Cemetery in Bloomburg with the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. R.B. was born Jan. 30, 1949 in Atlanta. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Carpenter’s Brotherhood Union 379, the National Rifle Association, and a member of First Baptist Church in Queen City. He was also part of civilian support during Operation Desert Storm in fire fighter in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ruth Porterfield; three brothers, James “Dub” Porterfield, Robert Porterfield, and William Porterfield; and one sister, Bobbie Lynn Spivey. Survivors include his wife, Polly Porterfield of Atlanta; two sons, Keith Porterfield and William Porterfield of Little Rock, Ark.; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Porterfield-Thompson and husband Brad of Atlanta; one grandson, Lukas; one granddaughter, Hannah; one sister and brother- in-law, Billie Ruth Westmoreland and husband Don of Bloomburg; one brother-in-law, Larry Spivey of Texarkana; and numerous nieces and nephews. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

JESSIE F. PATTERSON June 13, 1906 - July 7, 2008

Graveside services for Jessie F. Patterson, 102, of Atlanta are being held Wednesday, July 9 at 11 am. at Olive Branch Cemetery in Miller County, Ark. with the Rev. Walter Burnett officiating.
Jessie was born June 13, 1906 in Taylor, Ark. She was a Methodist by faith and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Patterson; her children, M.M. Patterson,
Barbara Draper, and Larry Patterson; her grandchildren, Lisa Patterson and Larry Mark Patterson. Survivors include one daughter, Gayle Pollard of Atlanta; four grandchildren, David Patterson of Queen City, Ricky Draper of Linden, Jason Pollard of Jacksonville, and Kim Turner of Atlanta; a special nephew, Steve Fluitt of Atlanta; seven great-grandchildren; and eight great-great- grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Tim O’Kelley and Dr. Max Fruge’ for their kindness during Mrs. Patterson’s illness, and her caregivers, Mary Baugus, Juanita Woodberry, and Shan. A guest book may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


GERALD H. STARK Sept. 13, 1951 - July 4, 2008

Services for Gerald Howard Stark, 56, of Avinger were held Monday, July 7 at 10:30 am. at Avinger United Methodist Church with Bro. Richard Dowden officiating. Burial followed in
Avinger Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Mr. Stark was born in Alexandria, La. on Sept. 13, 1951 to Herbert and Mary Belle Wilson Stark. He passed away at his home on Friday, July 4. He was a self-employed welder, past post commander of Linden VFW Post 6968, a Navy veteran, a member of Avinger United Methodist Church, and an avid outdoorsman. Survivors include his wife, Marita Stark; a son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Becky Hayes of Gilmer; a daughter and son- in-law, Gina and Scott Green of Lufkin; a brother and sister-in- law, Herb and Wilma Stark of Port Isabel; a sister and brother- in-law, Mary Virginia and Loyd LaCombe of Effie, La.; six grandchildren, Tyson Hayes, Jesse Hayes, Ashley Hayes, Michelle Hayes, Haylen Green and Tanner Green; and several nieces and nephews. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com. (pd.)


JEANNE KAY CASH Feb. 10, 1942 - July 1, 2008

Graveside services for Jeanne Kay Cash, 66, of Atlanta were held Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m. at Huffines Cemetery in Bivins with the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating. Jeanne was born Feb. 10, 1942 in Vernon. She was a homemaker, member of Huffines Baptist Church, and a member of the Huffines Quilting Club. She also served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Neal Cash; and her father, Virgil Dewey Johnson. Survivors include mother, Nola Jean Holcomb of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheri Cash Duet and husband Carlos of Hooks; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, William Neal Cash and wife Lisa of Woodstock, Ga.; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Cindy Cash Bickerdike and husband Wesley of Diana, and Stephanie Cash Potter and husband Tommy of Gurdon, Ark.; one brother Johnny Dewey Johnson of Baytown; and one sister, Nola Kathleen Blanchard of Baytown; and a grandson, Nathan James Duet of Hooks. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


HOMER BISHOP July 25, 1928 - July 1, 2008

Funeral services for Homer Bishop, 79, of Avinger were held Saturday, July 5 at 2 p.m. at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Avinger. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

DORIS E. SMITH Dec. 12, 1936 - July 3, 2008

Graveside services for Doris E. Smith, 71, of Atlanta were held Monday, July 7 at 2 p.m. at Red Lick Cemetery in Red Lick with Bobby Gresham officiating. Doris was born Dec. 12, 1936 in Fouke, Ark. She was Pentecostal by faith and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Smith and a brother, J.C. Dean. Survivors include one son, James Smith of Texarkana, Ark.; five daughters, Kathy Whatley of Atlanta, Elaine Daves of Calera, Okla., Mabel Philips of Texarkana, Ark., Peggy Sonato of Texarkana, and Betty Griffin of Texarkana, Ark.; two brothers, Henry Jones of Coffeeville, Kan. and Dennis Dean of Texarkana; 12 sisters, Shirley Turner of Texarkana, Ark., Laverne Adams of Texarkana, Sheila Murray of Texarkana, Vera Mae Smith, Janet Smith, Carolyn Dean, Zelda Alton, all of Fouke, Ark., Tina Postell of Woodland, Calif., Marie Conklin of McKinnleyville, Calif., Lois Hollimar of Arcadia, Calif., Bobbie Wilson of Eureka, Calif., and Ailene Hatch of Woodland, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

MAGGIE GUNTER HUTCHINS Feb. 22, 1920 - July 3, 2008

Graveside services for Maggie Gunter Hutchins, 88, of Dallas were held Sunday, July 6 at 3:30 p.m. at Salem Cemetery in Bloomburg. Arrangements were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


Sunday, July 13th, 2008
JACKLYN MCDONALD Sept. 24, 1942 - July 6, 2008

Jacklyn McDonald, age 65 of New Boston, died Sunday, July 6 at her residence. Ms. McDonald was born Sept. 24, 1942 in Atlanta. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Harper. Ms. McDonald is survived by a special friend, Don McDonald; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Darrell Guthrie of Van Alstyne, Troyla and Bobby Ford of Midlothian, Brandy and Keith Mitchell of Old Boston, and Kelly and Ronald Eaves of New Boston; one son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Amber Barnwell of Deer Park; one sister, Janice Rutledge of Queen City; one brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Polly Deloy of Atlanta; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in the Bates-Rolf Funeral Chapel in New Boston with Bro. Darrin Shaddix officiating. Interment followed at Ringwood Cemetery. (pd)


ANNIE LEE WADDILL March 17, 1917 - July 9, 2008

Funeral services for Annie Lee Waddill, 91, of Douglassville are being held Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at the Douglassville Baptist Church in Douglassville with the Rev. Danny Mayton and Mr. Robert Knox officiating. Interment will follow. Annie was born March 17, 1917 in Douglassville. She was a member of the Douglassville Baptist Church, a caretaker for her family, and she loved to cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fleming T. Waddill. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Truitt Waddill and wife Sheila of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda Allen and husband Aubrey of Douglassville and Dena Fail and husband Jack of Greensboro, NC.; one brother- in-law, Harold Thomas of Texas City; three sisters-in-law, Iris Thompson and Maggie Myrick, both of Odessa, and Dot Waddill of Douglassville; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


KENT A. HOSKINS July 14, 1947 - July 7, 2008

Services for Kent Allen Hoskins, 60, of Linden were held Friday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at Linden United Methodist Church in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


POLLY ROSS Nov. 11, 1934 - July 8, 2008

Funeral services for Polly Ross, 73, of Linden were held Friday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at Robert Funeral Home in Westville, Okla. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


POLLY TYLER May 22, 1919 - July 9, 2008

Graveside services for Polly Tyler, 89, of Queen City are being held Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at Mimms Chapel in Marion County. Arrangements were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


GARY LEE FIELDER Jan. 6, 1966 - July 8, 2008

Funeral services for Gary Lee Fielder, 42, of Linden will be held Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Chapel in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
JACKLYN MCDONALD Sept. 24, 1942 - July 6, 2008

Jacklyn McDonald, 65, of New Boston, died Sunday, July 6 at her residence. Ms. McDonald was born Sept. 24, 1942 in Atlanta. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Harper. Ms. McDonald is survived by a special friend, Don McDonald; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Darrell Guthrie of Van Alstyne, Troyla and Bobby Ford of Midlothian, Brandy and Keith Mitchell of Old Boston, and Kelly and Ronald Eaves of New Boston; one son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Amber Barnwell of Deer Park; one sister, Janice Rutledge of Queen City; one brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Polly Deloy of Atlanta; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 10 at 10a.m. in the Bates-Rolf Funeral Chapel in New Boston with Bro. Darrin Shaddix officiating. Interment followed at Ringwood Cemetery. (pd)


C. THOMAS HUNT Oct. 12, 1936 - July 11, 2008

Graveside services for C. Thomas Hunt, 71, of McLeod were held Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 a.m. at Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod with the Rev. Chris Miller officiating. C. Thomas was born Oct. 12, 1936 in Vida, La. He was an avid follower of the Jimmy Swaggert ministries. He was a preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Adelia Fruge’ Hunt; and his two brothers, J.N. and Edmond Hunt. Survivors include three sons and one daughter-in-law, Dale Edmond Hunt, Charles Thomas Hunt, Jr. and wife Bobbie Ann Jones, and James Norman Hunt, all of McLeod; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tina Marie Boyter and husband Ricky Norsworthy and Adelia Ann Vaughn and husband Travis, all of Rodessa, La., and Sharrie Riojas and husband Richard of McLeod; one brother, Gary Hunt of McLeod; one sister, Juanita Hale of Bloomburg; 10 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. His prayer and his wish would be that his children would give their life to the Lord. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


JOHN D. McELHANEY Aug. 28, 1937 - July 10, 2008

Arrangements for John D. McElhaney, 70, of Queen City are under the direction of East Funeral Home on Moores Lane in Texarkana. John died July 10 in a local hospital.

Sunday, July 20th, 2008
JOHN DUNCAN MCELHANEY Aug. 28, 1937 - July 10, 2008

John Duncan McElhaney, 70, of Queen City died Thursday, July 10 in a local hospital. Mr. McElhaney was born Aug. 28, 1937 in Norman, Okla. He attended the University of Oklahoma and served in the Air Force ROTC. He retired from Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company and began a career in the wholesale floral business. John enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, and
spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Ruth McElhaney; and one brother, Ray Crockett McElhaney. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 wonderful years, Mary McElhaney of Queen City; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Lori McElhaney of Austin; one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Dale Endsley of Bivins; one brother, David F. McElhaney of Mustang, Okla.; four grandchildren, Katherine Forrest and husband Jason of Flint, Valerie McElhaney of Austin, Melissa Eaves and husband Joshua of Bivins, and Matthew McElhaney of Austin; one great-grandchild, William Lee Forrest of Flint; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online registration is at www.Mem.com. (pd.)

 

ERMA CONKLETON July 10, 1935 - July 16, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Erma Conkleton, 73, of New Boston are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


EDWARD L. MARTIN Oct. 4, 1957 - July 10, 2008

Funeral services for Edward L. Martin, 50, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, July 19 at 1 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle church in Queen City. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
REVEREND BOBBY W. PHILLIPS

Services for the Rev. Bobby Phillips, 78, of Longview are being held Wednesday, July23 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ore City with the Rev. Tom Roberson and Paul Phillips officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana. Interment will follow at Ore City Cemetery. Bobby Phillips went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 20 at his residence. He was greeted in heaven by his loved ones and many friends. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was the pastor of churches in the East Texas and Northeast Texas areas. He was an ordained deacon as well as minister. He was ordained in his home church, First Baptist Church in Bullard. He was a member of Oakland Heights Baptist Church in Longview and was a 32nd degree Mason. Brother Phillips surrendered to the ministry in 1966 and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1970. His first pastorate was at Pine Street Baptist Mission in Winnsboro. He also pastored churches in Winfield, Tyler, Ore City, Price, Longview, and Cookville. His last pastorate was at Lakeview Baptist Church in Ore City. He retired June 24, 2001 after almost 35 years in the ministry due to health problems. His favorite past times were gardening, vacationing at the beach or in the mountains, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sidney and Ruth Phillips; brothers, Garland Agnew, Weldon and Hubert Phillips; father-in-law and mother- in-law, Boyd and Geraldine Burke; sister-in-law, Faye Moore; a very devoted brother-in-law, T.H. Burke and a niece, Carla Frazier. He is survived by his beloved wife, June Burke Phillips; children, Paul and Debbie Phillips of Ore City, Dr. Robert and Gail Sanders of Atlanta, Tim and Tana Phillips of Gilmer and Robert and Tern Phillips of Kilgore; grandchildren, Christy and Brad Scribner, Clay Phillips and fiancé Melissa Raines, Aaron and Amber Sanders, Alex Sanders, Julie and Josh Splater, Zack Phillips, USMC, Alex, and Alyssa and Addison Phillips; great-grandchildren, Brody and Sydney Scribner, Nathan and Brannon Sanders, and Eli Splater; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Ray Dust of Pocahontas, Ark., Ruth and Raymond Beal of Corpus Christi; nieces, Randa Evans, Lynn Craft, Vonne Moore, Pat Coleman, Jan Tortoriello, Kaye Lyles; nephews, Jimmy, David, and Boyd Moore; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Pallbearers are his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are deacons from former churches where he pastored. The family would like to thank doctors Richard Hamer, Glen McDonald, Kenneth Flory, Julian Deese, and Charles Crumpler and their staff for the good care they provided. And also a special thank you to Hearts Way Hospice for their care and compassion. (pd)

 

JERRY “PAPA” STOKES Feb. 7, 1939 - July 16, 2008

Memorial services for Jerry “Papa” Stokes, 69, of Bloomburg will be held at a later date. Jerry was born Feb. 7, 1939 in Shreveport, La. He was the retired owner of Hi-Tech Electronics, served in the United States Army, and was a Christian by faith. He was preceded in death by his father, James Stokes; and a brother. Survivors include his mother, Eva Stokes of Shreveport, La.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lance and Lisa Stokes of Bloomburg, Jim and Michelle Rosado of Jones, Okla., and Sam Fitze of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three daughters, Toni Burkheart of
Elizabeth, Cob., Denise Crowe of Shreveport, La., and Tern Rosado of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, James Stokes of Shreveport, La.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)


DINA L. GRUENEBERG Aug. 11, 1962 - July 19, 2008

Funeral services for Dina Lynn Grueneberg, 45, of Linden are being held Wednesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. at Linden Church of Christ in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008
No Obituaries.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
JULIA ANN HAMILTON Oct. 2, 1940 - July 25, 2008

Funeral services for Julia Ann Hamilton, 67, of Atlanta were held Sunday, July 27 at 4 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church in Queen City with Pastor Ben Aguirre officiating. Interment followed at Linden Cemetery in Linden. Julia was born Oct. 2, 1940 in Linden. She was the retired owner of His-N-Hers Beauty Salon, and was a member of Christian Fellowship Church in Queen City. Survivors include her husband, Gary W. Hamilton of Atlanta; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bret Hamilton of Spokane, Wash. and Steve Hamilton and wife Jody of Bivins; one daughter and son-in-law, Dana Robinson and husband Clark of Atlanta; one sister, Janet Boon of Linden; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

 

MILLIE BONNETTE Jan. 13, 1944 - July 28, 2008

Graveside services for Millie Bonnette, 64, of Hughes Springs are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

ROY WAYNE DANIEL Aug. 15, 1935 - July 25, 2008

Funeral services for Roy Wayne Daniel, 72, of Atlanta were held Tuesday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Vernon Lummus officiating. Interment followed at Brown Cemetery. Roy was born Aug. 15, 1935 in Hughes Springs. He was retired from Flint Construction, was a born again Christian, and served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Dunn Daniel; and two sisters, Eddie Claire Brent and Laura Jean Green. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David and Karen Daniel of Atlanta; one brother, James Edward Daniel of Tyler; three sisters, Willie Lou Daniel of Linden, Hazel Hinson of Dallas, and Doris Langford of Vivian, La.; three grandchildren, T. Bryce Hilliard of San Diego, Calif., Kyle Hilliard of Atlanta, and Lindsey Taylor Daniel of Atlanta; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)


FOY REAGAN March 5, 1912 - July 25, 2008

Funeral services for Foy Reagan, 96, of Winnsboro were held Monday, July 28 at 10 a.m. at Beaty Funeral Chapel in Winnsboro. Arrangements were under the direction of Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro.


NEWELL SARTAIN March 25, 1941 - July 24, 2008

Funeral Services for Newell Sartain, 67, of Lone Star were held Tuesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.



August

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
NO OBITUARIES
Sunday, August 10th, 2008
SADIE SHELBURNE April 16, 1925 - Aug. 6, 2008
Sadie Shelburne, 83, of Waco passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6 at a local assisted living center. Graveside services are being held Saturday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco with Ted Kelton officiating and Dick Goodwin delivering the eulogy. Mrs. Shelburne was born April 16, 1925 in Waco to the late Samuel Saleem and Willie Mae Cunningham Betros. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Chrch of Mound, a member of the Lebasene Ladies Club and The Book Review Club of Mound. After returing, Mrs. Shelburne and her late husband, Kenney Shelburne relocated to Gatesville to manage their ranch. Sadie Betros married Kenney Shelburne on Feb. 14, 1945 and he preceded her in death in October 1993. Mrs. Shelburne is survived by her three daughters, Linda Hiliard and husband Larry of Belton, Judy McBraide of Troy, and Carol Kelton and husbnd Ted of Atlanta; grandson, Jami Anderson of Troy; and Carol Kelton and husband Ted of Atlanta; gardson, Jami Aderson of Troy; sister, Mary Adele Lewis of Bryant; brothers, George Betros and Don Betros, both of Waco; six grandchildren; seven great-grandhcildren; and four great-great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memberials may be made to Gideons International Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 775, Atlanta, Texas 75551. Arrangments are under the direction of Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.(pd)
HERMAN HODGE March 14, 1922 – Aug. 3, 2008
Funeral services for Herman Hodge, 86, of Linden are being held Saturday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction Of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.
LESLIE BARNHART July 24, 1933 – Aug. 3, 2008
Graveside services for Leslie Barnhart, 75, of Jefferson were held Friday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Kildare Cemetery in Kildare with the Rev. Rick Roach and Rev. Tony Evans officiating. Leslie was born July 24, 1933 in Boyce, La. He was a retired United Army veteran, a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God, a member of the Kildare Lodge 491, and a member of the Eastern Star. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Barnhart and a nephew, Ernest Jones. Survivors include two and one son-in-law, Dona Burt and husband Carl of Ft. Worth, and Lisa Stimpson and Waco; two brothers, George Barnhart and Mal Barnhart, both of Boyce, La.; one sister, ot Leyssard of Boyce, La. five grandchildren Phillip Moore and wife Jennifer of Jefferson, Leslie Jones of Waco, Billy Pilkington of Jefferson, Christopher Jones of Waco, and Eric Jolly of Jefferson; and two great-grandchildren, Larry Ortega and Leslie Arianna Jones, both of Waco. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd)

JOE GRADY RUSSELL July 12, 1926 – Aug. 5, 2008
Funeral services for Joe Grady Russell, 82, of Hughes Springs were held Thursday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Arrangments were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
TOMMIE JACKSON MILLER Sept. 17, 1954 – Aug. 2, 2008
Funeral services for Tommie Jackson Miller, 53, of Rodnessa, La. were held Friday, Aug. 8 at the First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Rodnessa, La. Arrangements were under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
NOLA JEAN STUCKEY Jan. 8, 1920— Aug. 8, 2008

Ms. Nola Jean Stuckey, 88, of Bloomburg died Friday, Aug. 8 in Texarkana after a lengthy illness. Ms. Stuckey was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Bright Star, Ark. Where she lived of her life. She was a graduate of East Texas State University in Commerce with a bachelors and masters degree in education. She was a retired teacher having taught 45 years in the Bright Star, Ark. and Bloomburg school systems. She was a lifetime member of Olive Branch Methodist Church in Bright Star, Ark. Ms. Stuckey was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Ada Stuckey; her brothers, John M. Otis and Hadley Stuckey; and sisters, Josephine Hatcher and Jessie Wilbanks. She is survived by her sister, Euvena Stuckey of Bloomburg; nieces, Janis Stringfellow, Glenda Newsom, Jo An Foster, Judy Sixby and Jane DeLorenso; nephews, John Stuckey, Robert Stuckey, and Ervin Wilbanks; special friends, Roger Stuckey, Judy Lightfoot, Sue Green, Vernon Reid, Wayne and Reva Norris, Ruby Templeton, Lisa Mitchell and Dr. Jerry Stringfellow; and numerous other relatives. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 11 at the Olive Branch Methodist Church on Arkansas Highway 160 near Bright Star with the Rev. Paul Tyer and Rev. WaIter Burnett officiating. Burial was at Olive Branch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.(pd.)

THOMAS “JERRY” LONG Dec. 12, 1938 – Aug. 10, 2008

Funeral services for Thomas “Jerry” Long, 69, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Atlanta with Bishop John Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Doddridge, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Mr. Long was born in Texarkana and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Atlanta. He was retired from the United where he served in the Vietnam War. He was also from the State Highway Department. He was a member of the Queen City School Alumni. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a daughter, Jacqueline Long. Survivors include his wife, Eva Long of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy Jo and Tommy Mahon of Atlanta and Tonya and Alex Domokos of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Ray Mahon of North Carolina, Rachael Boone of Atlanta and Nicholas Domokos of Atlanta; one brother, Bobby Long of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Linda Eason of Little Rock, Ark.; his stepfather, Dee Gardner of Queen City; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd)

THOMAS “JERRY” LONG Dec. 12, 1938 – Aug. 10, 2008

Funeral services for Thomas “Jerry” Long, 69, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Atlanta with Bishop John Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Doddridge, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Mr. Long was born in Texarkana and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Atlanta. He was retired from the United where he served in the Vietnam War. He was also from the State Highway Department. He was a member of the Queen City School Alumni. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a daughter, Jacqueline Long. Survivors include his wife, Eva Long of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy Jo and Tommy Mahon of Atlanta and Tonya and Alex Domokos of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Ray Mahon of North Carolina, Rachael Boone of Atlanta and Nicholas Domokos of Atlanta; one brother, Bobby Long of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Linda Eason of Little Rock, Ark.; his stepfather, Dee Gardner of Queen City; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd)

FRANCES ANN HARE

Frances Ann Hare, 87, entered into rest Saturday, Aug. 9. She was the owner of the H & R Lounge and Channelview Ice House until her retirement in 1995. She was preceded in death by husbands, Gayle Bernard Hare and Clarence Leslie Miller. Survivors include daughters, Arlene Cox and her husband;Dennis and Darlene Greer and her husband, Jess Leon; sons, 4 Addison Joe Miller and his wife, Elaine and Gayle Bernard Hare, Ill and wife, Paula Allor; stepchildren, Sonny Hare and wife, Dena and Patricia Ann AlIman and husband, William; sisters, Georgia Mae. Caldwell, Joann Shiflet and Estelle Roesler; brother, Adolph.Chabysek; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends. A celebration of Frances’ life will be held at 10a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 in the chapel of San-Jacinto Funeral Home. Interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park. Visit www.sanjacintofunerals.com to send words of comfort to the family. (pd.)


PAT SULLIVAN Feb.7, 1939-Aug. 10, 2008

Funeral services for Pat Sullivan, 69, of Atlanta will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at Enon Baptist Church in Miller County, Ark. Hanner Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

MARVIN WYATT ”HAGY” HAGEMEIER SR. July 11, 1920 - Aug. 9, 2008

Funeral services for Marvin Wyatt “Hagy” Hagemeier Sr., 88, of Austin are being held Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Alex Lupo officiating. Interment will follow Pine Crest Cernetery in Atlanta. Marvin was born July 11, 1920 in Navasota. He was retired from the Economic Development Administration for the United States Government, served in the United States Army during World War II; and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1950 He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Atlanta, nd was an avid fan-tailgater, and ticket holder for the Texas A&M football team. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janelle Hagemeier in 1989. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Marvin Hagemeier, Jr. and wife Anna of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Kishla Davis of Tyler and Angela Ligon of Kilgore; one sister, Mrs. Sam P. Kennedy of Bryan; a special friend and companion, Wilma Henry and her family; and a number of other relatives. Donations may be made to Odyssey Health Care, 4201 West Parmer Lane, Bldg. C, Suite 100, Austin, Texas or to he Atlanta Public Library, 101 West Hiram, Atlanta, Texas 75551. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd.)

MILDRED JONES

Mildred Whatley Jones, 86, formerly of Linden passed away Sunday, Aug. 10 in a Plano hospital. She was born in Cass County and resided here for 83 years of her 86 years of life. She attended Kildare schools and has lived in Linden since 1948. She was a member of the Linden United Methodist Church. She also worked tirelessly for Linden for over 30 years helping to get programs like the Miss Linden Pageant, Youth Center, Linden Hospital, and the L-K Band Boosters for the city. She helped her husband, Carl run Nichols Dry Goods for 30 years and also worked for Field Enterprises Corp and Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jones; her parents, Curtis and Bergie Whatley; three brothers, Harold, Orman, and Buddy Whatley and two nephews, Keith Whatley and Marty Whatley. Survivors include her son and daughter in-law, Denny and Lou Ann Jones of Nacogdoches; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Gene Chwerchak of Frisco, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hershell and Jean Whatley of Bivins, and Jerry Don and Nelva Whatley of Atlanta; a sister, Jean Salmon of Linden, three grandchildren and one grandson in law Cristina Paradise and Dwight Dennis Jones of Dallas, and Tern and Robert Pease of San Antonio a great-grandson, John Dennis Pease of San Antonio, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives Services are being held Wednesday Aug 13 at 10 a m at Linden United Methodist Church with Bro Mark McClanahan and Brad Haile officiating. Burial will follow in the Kildare Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Memorials may be made to the Kildare Cemetery Association, Box 1662, Kildare Texas 75562 or Linden United Metht Church, P 0 Box 348 Linden Texas 75563. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com.(pd.)

ARDELL WELCHER Oct. 20, 1917— Aug. 7, 2008

Graveside services for Ardell Welcher, 90, of Atlanta were held Sunday, Aug 10 at 2 p m at Courtland Cemetery in Queen City. Arrangements were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.

WILLIAM ROBERT LEE JR. Jan. 23, 1944 — Aug7, 2008

Funeral services for William Robert Lee Jr., 64, were held Sunday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral in Chapel in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden

JERRY BAILEY Aug. 9, 1942 – Aug. 9, 2008

Funeral services for Jerry Bailey, 66, of Hughes Springs were held Monday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at Veal Switch Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

BRUCE ANDERSON July 16, 1956 – Aug. 11, 2008

Funeral services for Bruce Anderson, 52, of Mariette will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at Floyd Valley Baptist Church in Maretta. Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Sunday, August 17th, 2008
ELIZABETH VAUGHAN July 4, 1938—Aug. 13, 2008

Anna Elizabeth Vaughan, 70, of Linden passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13 in a Hughes Springs nursing center. She was born July 4, 1938 in Linden to Guy and Ellen Surratt Wilbanks. She was former owner of Vaughan’s Catfish Restaurant, Vaughan’s Tomato Relish, and was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Vaughan. Survivors included sons and daughters-in-law, Greg Tammy Boles of Pittsburg, Gary and Sherry Boles and Darrell and Kristy Vaughan, all of Linden; one daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Michael Sharp of Jefferson; three step daughters and spouses, Debbie and Bill Henson of Atlanta, Cyndy and Chamblee of Queen City, and Glenda Mason of Texarkana; two brothers and sisters-in-law, O’Neal and Mozelle Wilbanks of Linden and Emmett and Ann Wilbanks of Commerce; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Myrtle and Doug Sample of Pittsburg, Margie and Larry Elliot and “Jack” Surratt, all of Linden; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous niece, and other relatives and friends. Services are being held Saturday, Aug.16 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Linden with Bro. Kyle Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Center Grove Cemetery direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com.(pd)

DOTTY MANNING Jan. 28, 1946 – Aug. 11, 2008
A memorial service for Dotty Manning, 62, at Atlanta was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Piney Grove Baptist Church. Hanner Funeral Service handled the arrangements.
DIANA RODRIQUEZ Jan. 18, 1959 – Aug. 14, 2008
Private services for Diana Rodriquez, 49, of Hughes Springs are pending under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Diana died Aug. 14 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
EDWARD W. WESTBROOK May 9, 1915—Aug 16, 2008
Edward W. Westbrook, 93, of Linden passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 16 after a brief illness. He was born May 9, 1915 on the family farm which his ancestors from Georgia homesteaded in 1838. He loved this land with all his heart and took great joy in raising cattle, timber, farming, and hay production, all of which he was able to do until a few years ago. Mr. Westbrook attended Cass County schools through the 11th grade, and then rode his horse to Naples his senior year as Marietta did not have a 12th grade. He then graduated from East Texas State University in 1937 with a degree in social studies. He taught school and coached at Laney and Bivins, and then attended Sam Houston State University to obtain a master of agriculture degree under the Smith-Hughes Act. While in college he joined the National Guard and later enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was a soldier in the 36th Division. He was selected for officer training school at Fort Benning, Ga. and Gainesville, Fla., and ultimately rose to the rank of captain. He was stationed at Camp Brownwood and was at a movie with some of his fellow soldiers when they got the call to return to base immediately as Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese. One week later, his division was split, and he was assigned to the 84th infantry, also known as the Railsplitter Division. He was sent to Albuquerque, N.M. to guard the Norden bombsight. After D-Day on June 6, he was shipped out to Brooklyn, N.Y. with 6,000 soldiers to land in Liverpool, England. He was then shipped across the English Channel, landed on Omaha Beach and went through Paris to the front lines in the Ardennes Forest for six months. He was wounded by German fire at a battle in the Hurricane Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. His comrades took him back to company headquarters, and when the medics pulled his shoes off, his feet were frozen. He then came home on an Army hospital ship and recalls the joy of seeing the Statue of Liberty as they entered New York Harbor. After a long recovery, he was honorably discharged and received the Purple Heart as well numerous other awards for his service to the country he so dearly loved. He married Dale Law of Huffines on March 5, 1943 in Texarkana, and they were married for 58 years, until her death in 2001. Mr. Westbrook happily returned to ranching and teaching after World War II. He taught at several Cass County schools and was principal at Linden Elementary School. He later served as Cass County Superintendent of Schools until his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Linden, the American Legion, the Lions Club, and the Masonic Lodge of Marietta. He was preceded n death by his wife Dale; his parents, Edgar and Minnie Westbrook; and his sister, Mary Lou Westbrook. He is survived by his two daughters, Marsha Lindsey of Atlanta and Sandra Skoog of Longview; his son-in-law, Eric Skoog; his grandchildren, Hunter Skoog of Longview, Cecily Lindsey of Dallas, and Amber Lindsey Raymond and husband Joshua Raymond of Little Rock, Ark. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Linden. Burial followed at Linden Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Linden, Linden Cemetery Association, or Good Shepherd Medical Center in Linden. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Terry Elders and Dr. Kathleen Sharp of Good Shepherd Medical Center in Linden, his church family at the First Baptist Church in Linden, and his wonderful Linden neighbors.(pd.)

DIANA RODRIQUEZ Jan. 18, 1959—Aug. 14, 2008

Private services for Diana Rodriquez, 49, of Hughes Springs are pending under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


LINDA THOMAS Aug. 19, 1952—Aug. 16, 2008

Memorial services for Linda Thomas, 55, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta.


BETTY JEAN TAYLOR Dec. 15, 1927—Aug. 17, 2008

Graveside services for Betty Jean Taylor, 80, of Hughes Springs were held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Shelton Rankin Cemetery in Hughes Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.



Sunday, August 24th, 2008
WILLIAM B. “DUB” CLAYTON Feb. 5, 1929 — Aug. 19, 2008
Funeral services for William B. “Dub” Clayton, 79, of Atlanta were held Friday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Alex Lupo officiating. William was born Feb. 5, 1929 in O’Farrell. He was retired from Bob’s Automotive, was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta, and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bryce Clayton. Survivors include his wife, Helen Jones Clayton of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, William Keith and Starr Turner Clayton of Queen City; one daughter and son- in-law, Marsha and Gerry Hagin of Austin; two brothers, Carl Lynn Clayton of Atlanta and Hunter Clayton of Shreveport, La.; one sister, Helen Clayton Dupree of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Evan Forbes of Temple and Casey Clayton of Queen City; one great-grandchild, Madelyn Forbes of Temple; several nieces and nephews; and a special namesake, William Robert Dupree. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd.)
WALLACE E. KISSEL April 20, 1923—Aug. 19, 2008
Graveside services for Wallace E. Kissel, 85, of Atlanta were held Thursday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. at Ringwood Cemetery in New Boston with the Rev. Joe Srygley officiating. Wallace was born April 20, 1923 in Evansville, Ind. He was a Baptist by faith, retired from the Air Force, and was a member of the American Legion. He lived in New Boston for 33 years after retiring from the U.S. Government General Accounting Office in Dallas, and moved to Atlanta three years ago with his wife. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie Hargrove Kissel and Walter Kissel; and his son, Mike Kissel. Survivors include his wife, Sallie White Kissel of Atlanta; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kay Elliott and husband Brandon of Atlanta, Cathy Schuck and husband Bennie of Indianapolis, Ind., and Judy Adams and husband Frank of Mesquite; one sister, Norma Gruebel of Hopstot, Ind.; and seven grandchildren, Alyssa Elliott and Alanna Elliott, both of Atlanta, Tracy Webb of Frisco, Tommy Jackson of McKinney, Jonathan Adams of Nacogdoches, Adams Marshall and, Micah Adams of Mesquite. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)
WILLIE MAURICE PEISER Oct. 12, 1939 – Aug. 20, 2008
Willie Maurice Peiser was born in Stamford on Oct. 12, 1938. She passed away on Aug. 20 in Texarkana at the age of 69. Maurice and Alfon married on May 25, 1957 in Haskell. Together they enjoyed 51 years of marriage. She received an associate’s in accounting from Mountain View College in Dallas. Maurice was very active in various organizations such as the Kildare Community Center, and was a master Gardner in Cass County and president of the Kildare Garden Club. She was also a member of the Red Dirt Master Gardener of Arkansas, and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Haskell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lorene Fouts of Rule. Maurice was survived by her husband, Alfon George Peiser of Bivins; sons, Jeff and wife Patsy of Rowlett, Gregg and wife Janet of Keller, David of Kildare, and Monte and Teresa of Quinlan; sister, Dorothy and Clarence Presswood of Abilene; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services are being held Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Kildare Baptist Church in Kildare. Burial will follow at the Kildare Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kildare Community Center, P.O. Box 1673, Kildare, Texas 75562.(pd)
BESSIE JOHNSON May 6, 1927—Aug. 18, 2008
Funeral arrangements for Bessie Johnson, 81, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Coleman- Atlanta Funeral Home Atlanta.
ALINE MARTIN Oct. 9, 1940 – Aug. 19, 2008
Funeral arrangements for Aline Martin, 67, of Atlanta are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.
MARY JO SMITH April 4, 1955 – Aug. 15, 2008
Funeral services for Mary Jo Smith, 53, of Arlington are being held Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. at Hendrix Temple in Atlanta. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
LOY RC TAYLOR Sept. 21, 1929 —Aug. 23, 2008
Funeral services for Loy RC Taylor, 78, of Linden are being held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Chapel in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.
BRUCE ALVIN FAY March 4, 1936 — Aug. 21, 2008
Funeral services for Bruce Alvin Fay, 72, of Linden are pending under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Bruce died Thursday, Aug. 21 at his home in Linden.
NAOMI WATSON June 6, 1924 — Aug. 25, 2008
Funeral arrangements for Naomi Watson, 84, of Marietta are pending under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta. Naomi died Aug. 25 at her residence.
ALMA YVONNE CLARK Oct. 14, 1937 - Aug. 25, 2008
Graveside services for Alma Yvonne Clark, 70, of Cookville are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Sunday, August 31st, 2008
JUANITA FROST McWILLIAMS Jan. 23, 1920 — Aug. 27, 2008
Graveside services for Juanita Frost McWilliams, 88, of Atlanta are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta with Buddy McWilliams and Brad Dawson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs McWilliams was born Jan. 23, 1920 in Union Chapel. She was a homemaker and was a member of Faith Sunday School class and First Baptist Church of Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd McWilliams; two brothers, Roy and J.B. Frost; and one sister, Elta Thompson. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Sherry McWilliams of Texarkana; two daughters and one son-in- law, Linda and Danny Dawson of Atlanta and Kay Collins of Dallas; a sister, Yvonne McCoy of Bryan’s Mill; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.(pd.
LORA A. MULLEN Oct. 1, 1931 —Aug. 26, 2008

Funeral services for Lora A. Mullen, 76, of Queen City are being held Saturday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Denton with the Rev. Samuel Nuckels and the Rev. Kevin Lough officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Lora was born Oct. 1, 1931 in Arkansas. She was an honorary member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Atlanta, worked as an LVN, and as an apartment manager for a number of years when she lived in Denton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mullen; and her grandchildren, Samuel Edward Nuckels II and Meghan Mullen. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Mullen and wife Sherry of Denton, Pat Mullen and wife Belinda of Burleson and John Mullen and wife Mary, all of Burleson; one daughter, Judy Nuckels and husband the Rev. Samuel of Atlanta; one brother, Charles Jett of Jackson, Miss.; one sister, Charlene Landry of Shreveport, La.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at wwwhannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

CURTIS DWAYNE EVANS April 5, 1989—Aug. 22, 2008

Funeral services for Curtis Dwayne Evans, 19, of Daingerfield were held Friday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Christian Church in Cason. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

DALTON LEE HITT Dec. 8, 1925 —Aug. 25, 2008

Graveside services for Dalton Lee Hitt, 82, of Naples were held Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Linden Cemetery in Linden. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.

FRANCES MILLER May 8, 1935 – Aug. 28, 2008

Funeral services for Frances Miller, 73, of Hughes Springs are being held Sunday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder Davis Funeral Chapel in Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


September

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
LEE EVER.ET CALHOUN May 19, 1929 - Aug. 31, 2008

Lee Everett Calhoun, 79, of Montiello, Ariz., passed away Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. He was born May 19, 1929 in Monticello, Ariz., to the late Brown Calhoun and Walter Ree Tucker Calhoun. He was the owner of Brown Calhoun Store and Drew County Auction Sale, a cattle farmer, and was an auctioneer where he traveled all over the nation. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and as a Mason. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Calhoun and a daughter, Jown Calhoun. Survivors include his wife, Mary Emily Sawyer Calhoun of Monticello, Ariz.; two daughters, Jaci Oxner and husband Loyd of Monticello, Ariz., and Chaney Raley and husband Randy of Atlanta; and four grandchildren, Joleah and Seth Oxner and Lyndy and Lee Michael Raley. Funeral services are being held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Wood. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello, Ariz. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian church or the Monticello Schools Foundation.(pd.)


MAXINE LUOKEY Nov. 24, 1916 - Sept. 2, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Maxine Luckey, 92, of Marietta are pending with Cqléman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Maxine passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2 in a Linden nursing home.


SHERRY McWATERS BROCK Sept. 30, 1946 - Aug. 31, 2008

Funeral services for Sherry McWaters Brock, 61, of Dàingerfield were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Reader- Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


AMELIA PARKER

Funeral arrangements for Amelia Parker, 67, of Douglassville are pending with Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home: Parker died Thursday. Aug. 28.

 

Sunday, September 7th, 2008
DONNIE “DONNA” L. LEE Jan. 23, 1931 — Sept. 2, 2008
Donnie “Donna” L. Lee of Atlanta was united with her heavenly Father Sept. 2 at the age of 77. She was born Jan. 23, 1931 in Foreman, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holly Street Church of God in Atlanta. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and friend. She was loved by her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Lee is survived by her loving husband, Norman M. Lee of Atlanta; two Sons and one daughter-in-law, Carl Arnold and William “Ricky” Arnold and wife Lisa, all of Atlanta; three daughters and one son-in-law, Ann Loyd and husband Gary of Gilmer, JoRita Pinckard of Lone Star,. and Tammy Lynn Lee of Texarkana; two sisters, Vernie Carver of Lockesburg, Ark. and Annie Terrill of Schulter, Okla.; seven grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
His promise is the light by which we see our loved ones safely home. We now rejoice that her trials, troubles, and heartaches are over and that she now resides with her Savior who has prepared for her a place this day. Death is not extinguishing the light, it’s only turning, down the lamp because the dawn has come. Faith is not denying the weather that sweeps over your life. It’s believing that behind the clouds waits a faithful God. Trusting the Lord, she has turned everything over to Him. Mom made her journey to Heaven and she will forever be loved and missed. A service will be held in celebration ‘of her life Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Holly Street Church of God in Atlanta with the Rev. Dawayne Burnett officiating.(pd.)

LEE BELLE MOYER Dec. 2, 1915 — Sept. 1, 2008

Funeral services for Lee Belle Moyer, 92, of Linden are being held Saturday, Sept. 6 at ‘10:30 a.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Chapel in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


WILLIAM D. ABERNATHY Dec. 23, 1919 - Sept. 3, 2008

Funeral services for William D. Abernathy, 88, Hughes Springs are being held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church of Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


MAXINE JONES LUCKEY Nov.24, 1916—Sept. 2, 2008

Funeral services for Maxine Jones Luckey, 91, of Marietta are being held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. at Floyd Valley Baptist Church in Atlanta. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral ‘Home in Atlanta.

AMELIA PARKER Jan 17, 1941 - Aug. 28, 2008
Funeral services for Amelia Parker, 67, of Douglassville are being held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at Gum Springs CME Church in Douglassville. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.
JANNELL HORN Sept. 7, 1937 — Sept. 4, 2008

Funeral services for Jannell Horn, 70, of Atlanta are being held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Queen City with the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. Interment will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.rn at Green Lawn Memorial Park in Natchez, Miss. The family will be at the home of Sharon and Terry Purifoy. Jannell was born on Sept. 7, 1937 in Franklin County, Miss. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Queen City, and worked at Henson Kickernick for a number of years and later retired from Guard-Line. She enjoyed quilting and was an avid bowler. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Purifoy and husband Terry of Texarkana, Ark., and Tammy Crotty and husband Doug of Saint Amant La.; one brother and sister-in-Law, Harvey Freeman and wife Agnes of Pascagoula, Miss.; four sisters, Juralee Arrington of Chickasaw, Ala., Johnnie Carney of Natchez, Miss., Marie Boies of Saint Francisville, La., and Martha Dell DeLaughter of Laurel, Miss.; four grandchildren, Melissa Laiche of Lutcher, La., Justin Purifoy of Fouke, Ark., Qoug Crotty Ill and his fiancé Ashley of Gonzales, La., and Courtney Morton and husband Ryan of Texarkana, Ark.; eight great-grandchildren, Dustin and Darian Montelius, Donavan Laiche, Austin Hartline, Madison and Tanner Purifoy; Lane Morton, and Lucas Morton; one great-great-grandchild, Chance Montelius; and a special friend, Ella Mae Robertson of Atlanta.
A guest book may be signed online at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd.)


RAY HENDERSHOT May 14, 1948 — Aug. 29, 2008

Funeral services for Ray Hendershot, 60. of Bloomburg were held Thursday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta. Arrangements were under direction of Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta


Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
GLEN EMIL LAUFENBURGER Dec. 26, 1982 - Aug. 15, 2008

Glen Emil Laufenburger, 25, died Aug. 15 in Anchorage, Alaska. A service will be held Friday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 402 High School Lane in Atlahta. Glen was born Dec. 26, 1982 in Anchorage, Alaska to Leslie Powell. Glen loved many sports. His passions laid in softball and boxing. Glen, known as “the back yard brawler” was the southeast Alaska Lightweight and 2nd ranked Lightweight Champion in 2004. Glen also led his softball team, The Chosen Ones, to a league championship in 2006 and numerous tournament victories along the way. Glen is survived by his mother, Leslie Powell; stepfather, James Powell of Texas; son, Gage Tesch Laufenburger of Alaska; sister, Larissa Hernandez of Texas; sister, Rebecca Laufenburger of Texas; grandmother, Jackie Monzingo; grandfather, Tom, Monzingo of Arkansas; biological father, James Laufenburger; and numerous other family members. Glen was loved dearly and will be missed greatly. (pd.)

VERBE NORMAN June 30, 1917 — Sept. 5, 2008

Funeral services for Verbe Norman (a.k.a. Longlegs), of Atlanta will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Linden with the Revs. Michael Johnson, Paul Todd, and Pete Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Macedonia Cemetery in Linden. Visitation hours are Friday, Sept. 12 at the Linden Funeral Chapel in Linden from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Verbe was born June 30, 1917 in Pittsburg. He died Sept. 5 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Linden. a military veteran, a teacher for 50 plus years, former member of the Water Conservation Board, member of the VFW Post 6968, member of the Summer Youth Workforce Program. and the Habitat for Humanity. He was also a contractor for Jim Walter Homes, a bail bondsman, and a building contractor. Survivors include wife, Joyce Pruitt Norman of Linden; two daughters, Verlene L. (Horace) Houston of Dallas and Jacquelyn F. Anderson of Linden: five grandchildren: four great-grandchildren; and a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A special thanks goes to Dr. James Morris. Atlanta Memorial Hospital and Golden Villa Nursing Home and all of their staff members. (pd.)


EDDY EUGENE KEESEE Aug. 1, 1929- Sept. 8, 2008

Funeral services for Eddy Eugene Keesee, 45, of Linden will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at First Baptist Church in Linden with Bro. Jackie Stanfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. Mr. Keesee was born in Marshall to Billy Joe and Patricia Ryan Keesee. He graduated from Linden-Kildare High School in 1981 and attended Tyler Junior College where he served as a cadet on the campus police force. He graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in criminal justice in 1984. He worked for 22 years in law enforcement, serving as a state trooper, a helicopter pilot and investigator for the Texas Department of Public Safety. In recent years, he was self- employed. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Keesee. Survivors include his mother, Patricia Keesee of Linden; a brother, Todd Keesee of Austin; a sister, Kim Peel of Linden; three nieces, Ken Brock of Pharr, Brooke Price of Charleston, S.C., and Kelsey Peel of Linden; a nephew, Kade Keesee of Austin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com.(pd.)

MARY LAVERNE O’REAR Dec. 17, 1915 - Sept. 8, 2008

Graveside services for Mary Laverne O’Rear, 92, of Queen City will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens in Nash with Rusty Jordan officiating. Hanner Funeral Servicç is handling the arrangements. Mrs. O’Rear was born in Pollard, OkIa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul S. O’Rear; her son, James M. O’Rear; a daughter, Carol O’Rear; and a grandson, Kirk Alan Askew. Survivors include One daughter nd son-in-law, JoAnn and kenneth Askew of Texarkana; a daughter-in-law, Mildred O’Rèar of Texarkana; four grandchildren, Karen Jordan of Houston, Paula McCoart of Grapevine, Meka Poore of Texarkana and Mark O’Rear of Texarkana; 11 great- grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

MARY KATHRYN WARD Jan. 5, 1942 - Sept. 7, 2008

Graveside services for Mary Kathryn Ward, 66, of Houston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at Veal Switch Cemetery. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

SWANEE KAY HOLLIS Oct. 30, 1911 — Sept. 6, 2008

Funeral services for Swannee Kay Hollis, 96, of Avinger were held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10a.m. at Liberty Church near Avinger. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


Sunday, September 14th, 2008
FRANCES LANELL ALEXANDER Dec. 9, 1941 — Sept. 9, 2008

Funeral services for Frances Lanell Alexander, 66, of Queen City were held Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Christian Fellowship Church in Queen City with the Rev. Ronnie Raines and the Rev. Ben Aguirre officiating. Interment followed at Springdale Cemetery in Cass County. Frances was born Dec. 9, 1941 in Queen City. She attended Sand Hill Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Wayne Alexander; one grandson, Jarrod Keith; one brother, James Savage; and one sister, Margaret Green. Survivors include one son, Steven Alexander of Queen City; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Peggy Keith and husband Les, Sheila Jenkins and husband Steve, and Barbara Stevens, all of Queen City, and Mary Nichols and husband Dewayne of Linden; a special nephew, Lloyd Butler of Queen City; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

CHOLE PEDRAZA Aug. 30, 1925 — Sept. 8, 2008

Funeral services for Chole Pedraza, 83, of Atlanta were held Thursday, Sept 11 at 10 a m at Faith Pentecostal Church in Atlanta with the Rev Joe Stone officiating Interment followed at the Queen City Cemetery in Queen City. Chole was born Aug. 30, 1925 in Mexico. She was a member of Faith Pentecostal Church in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her spouse Robert Pedraza Sr. and her granddaughter Charlie Pedraza. Survivors include two sons, Robert Pedraza, Jr. and Johnny Pedraza, both of Atlanta, two grandchildren Barbara Keener of Atlanta and John Pedraza of Ft Drum N Y, and one great grandchild Jacie Dunlap of Atlanta. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

MARY KATHRYN WARD Jan. 5, 1942 — Sept. 7, 2008

Graveside services for Mary Kathryn Ward, 66, of Houston were held Thursday, Sept: 11 at 2 pm. at Veal Switch Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

DORIS FRAME Dec. 18, 1922 – Sept. 9, 2008

Funeral services for Doris Frame, 85, of Texarkana were held Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 a.m. at the Salem Cemetery near Bloomberg. Arrangements were under the direction of Hanner Funeral Home of Atlanta.

SUZANNE ELIZABETH DANIEL May 3, 1928 – Sept. 8, 2008

Memorial services for Suzanne Elizabeth Daniel, 80, of Linden are pending under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden.


Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
SUZANNE DANIEL May 3, 1928 - Sept. 8, 2008

Suzanne Elizabeth Daniel, 80, of Linden passed away Monday, Sept. 8 at her home. She was born on May 3, 1928 in San Diego, Calif., to Leslie and Therese Pickett. Mrs Daniel was a retired civil service clerk and was a Seventh Day Adventist. Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Daniel, a daughter, Gail Bonds and a great grandson, Caigen Daniel. Survivors included two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles G. and Cathie Daniel of New Boston, and Gary A. and. Ron Daniel of Linden; two daughters and one son-in-law, Deborah Sue and George Patillo of Bivins, and Theresa J. Kelly of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Gloria Redman of Gary, Indiana, and Virginia Holt of Marysville Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home handled the arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com.(pd.)

DANA DELBERT PRACHT Dec.19, 1913—Sept. 11, 2008

Funeral services for Dana Delbert Pracht, 94, of Hughes Springs were held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

FLOYD BLALOCK July 15, 1915 — Sept. 15, 2008

Graveside services for Floyd Blalock, 93, of Queen City are being held Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Macedonia Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Bishop John Kennedy. Floyd was born July 15, 1915 in Cass County. He was a. self-employed. carpenter and a World War 11 Army veteran where he received a Purple Heart. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Blalock; and a son, Ward Blalock. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Alfred “Kooter” Blalock and wife Vivian of New Boston; one daughter, Eva Jo Long of Atlanta; a daughter-in-law, Janet Blalook of Queen City; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com (pd.)

EDD RUSSELL “SHORTY” PHILLIPS Aug. 13, 1931 - Sept. 11, 2008

Funeral services for Edd Russell “Shorty” Phillips, 77, of Daingerfield were held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


Sunday, September 21st, 2008
DELORIS TOLLESON . May 4, 1937 - Sept. 16, 2008

Graveside services for DeLoris Tolleson, 71, of Atlanta were held Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at Laws Chapel Cemetery in Atlanta DeLoris was born May 4,1937 in Big Spring. She was of the Methodist faith and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Tolleson. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ben Tolleson and wife Amy of Atlanta and Billy D. Tolleson, Jr; and wife Jan of Mt Pleasant, one daughter and son-in- law Ginny Leuba and husband Mike of Atlantla, two brothers-in law, Doyle Tolleson of Mesquite and Jams V. Lewis of Atlanta two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty Adams and husband Tommy of Bivins and Tish Glenn of Texarkana grandchildren, Scott Tolleson of Queen City, SSgt. Lee Leubaand wife Naya of Ward, Ark., Jessi Leuba of Atlanta Brandon Tolleson of Mt Pleasant, Bradley Tolleson of Mt. Pleasant, and Drew Tolleson of Atlanta; and one great-grandchild, Atigun Leuba of Ward, Ark. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd) .

ALVA DUDLEY PENNY May 28, 1921 — Sept. 14, 2008

Alva Dudley Penny, age 87, died at his home in the Almira community near Linden on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 14. He was born to Cass County residents Samuel Lonus Penny and his wife Lula May Cox on May 28, 1921 in Russellville, Pope County, Ark. After the deaths of his parents as a small boy, he and his older brother, J.L., were raised in the loving home of his maternal aunt and uncle, Minnie and Charley Betts Hampton. “Shorty” came of age in the Cornett community, attending. the Methodist church and elementary school there while growing up on the farm. He graduated from Naples High School in 1940 and enrolled at Sam Houston State University where he attended one semester before transferring to East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce. His education was interrupted by World War II, where he enlisted in th Marine Corp and served his country in the Pacific theatre guarding air and submarine facilities on Johnston Island Upon completion of his military service he resumed his education at East Texas and graduated in 1947 with a bachelor of science degree in industrial education and received his teaching certificate. He earned his rnaster’s degree the following year. Dudley secured a position with Stanolind Oil Company working off shore from Alvin and in 1950, transferred to a gas plant in Andrews. There he met and married Joyce Ray Jones on June 3, 1951 in Midland. They had four children born to them. In August of 1961, to secure a healthier environment for his children, the family moved to Buckeye, Ariz. where he and Joyce secured teaching positions in the elementary school. There, he taught seventh and eight grades and drove a school bus. During the summers, he drove gasoline trucks and drilled water wells for local companies. They raised their children in this farming community and taught for 22 years before retiring in 1983. During this time, Dudley was active in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Demolay with his boys. In 1989, Dudley realized his dream of returning to live in Cass County on property that had been in his family since 1853. Active for 59 years as a Master Mason, member of both Avondale Lodge 42 A&FM and Marietta Lodge 1181 AF&AM while steadfastly attending the Linden lodge as well. He served two terms as Worshipful Master while in Buckeye. He was a member of the Order Eastern Star since 1964, and had served eight terms as Worthy Patron in Buckeye and in Linden Chapter 576. He was a current member of the Scottish Rite and the El Zaribah Shrine Temple in Phoenix as well as the Linden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6968. He has gone to join his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Joyce; his son, James Dudley Penny; and his 5 granddaughter, Dalene Michelle Brown Dreyer. He is survived by hi daughters, Joy Lynn Brown of Abilene and Marilyn Ann Pennington of Linden; his son, Samuel Ross Penny and wife Janice of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Heather Elise Brown of Abilene, Adam Michael Pennington of Portland, Ore., Amanda Marie. Jones of Linden, Ryan Nathan Penny of Buckeye, Ariz., and Alan Lee Penny of Mesa, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Cody Allan Dreyer-Grief of MollalIa, Ore., and Reilly Austen Brown-Lewis and Aaron Chevelle Lewis of Abilene; as well as his sister, Elnora Wells of Cornett; his brother, Winston and Helen Hampton of Naples and Gary Pennington of San Angelo. Funeral services with Masonic rites will be held at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Floyd Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103 or Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reederdavis.com. (pd.)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
BARBARA ANN GARDNER Oct. 2, 1938 — Sept. 20, 2008

Funeral services for Barbara Ann Gardner, 69, of Queen City were held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Hanner Funeral Chapel in Atlanta with the Rev. Rusty Posey officiating. Barbara was born Oct. 2, 1938 in Miller County, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Gardner; and a daughter, Diane Gardner. Survivors include three Sons and daughters-in-law, Boyd Gardner and wife Joni of Queen City, Tony Gardner and wife Leslie of Vivian, La., and Henry DeBord and wife Lisa of Santa Fe; one sister, Beatrice Chamblee of Queen City; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-
grandchildren. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerluneralservice.com. (pd.)

ANDREW EPPS July 22, 1931 — Sept. 18, 2008

Funeral arrangements for Andrew Epps, 77 of Atlanta are pending under th direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.

LOIS LAWLESS Oct. 7, 1908 — Sept. 17, 2008

Graveside services for Lois Lawless, 99, of Cass County are being held Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

PAULINE DRAPER Oct. 17, 1909— Sept. 20, 2008

Graveside services for Pauline Draper, 98, of Atlanta were held Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Antioch Cemetery in Atlanta with Bro. Charlie Craine officiating. Pauline was born Oct. 17, 1909 in Cass County. She was retired from Queen City ISD, was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a former member of the Art League of Atlanta, and a former volunteer at Atlanta Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton “Red” Draper. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Martha Smith and husband Robert of Atlanta; and a number of other relatives. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Queen City ISD Scholarship Fund. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

 

CHESS TAYLOR MAJOR June 24, 1915— Sept. 20, 2008

Chess Taylor Major, 93, of El Paso died Sept. 20 at Atlanta Memorial Hospital. She resided in Atlanta since 2006. Chess will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Major was born June 24, 1915 in Brock and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Fredrick James Major, DVM. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Lee and Martha Major of Bulverde and Timothy Joseph and Charlotte Major of Atlanta; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two step- great-great-grandchildren; one surviving sister-in-law, Mary Gury of Boulder, Co.; numerous nieces, nephews; and close friends; and a special niece, Molly Knox of Atlanta. Services are being held Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Atlanta. A guestbook may be signed at wwwhannerfuneralservice.com.(pd)

BETTY “SALL” JOHNSON Sept. 9, 1924— Sept. 20, 2008

Graveside services for Betty “Sail” Johnson, 84, of Doddridge, Ark. were held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at Brown Cemetery in Doddridge, Ark. with Bro: Lynn Chiles and Bro. Nat Sertuche officiating. Betty was born Sept. 9, 1924 in Rodessa, La. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fox and Ica Johnson; brother, Thurman Johnson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alonzo and Mary Rose Johnson, Jabo and Evie Humphrey, and James Farmer, Sr. Survivors include one sister, Lois Farmer of Doddridge, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Emma Johnson of Doddridge, Ark.; nine nieces; 10 nephews; a number of great-nieces and great-nephews; and a number of other relatives. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.(pd.)


ROBERT EDWARD MURPHY Oct. 25, 1927 — Sept. 1, 2008

Robert “Bob” Edward Murphy, 80, of Huntsville, Ala. passed away on Friday, Sept. 19 at Redstone Village Skilled Nursing Center in Huntsville. Mr. Murphy was born Oct. 25, 1927 in Leeds, S.D. to Robert E. and Anna Worreil Murphy. He was a geologist with Chevron working in Texas and Louisiana most of his life, was a WWII and Korean War Navy veteran, a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and was an active resident in the independent living at Redstone Village. He was married to Gwendolyn Wommack Murphy, who preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Chris Murphy of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews. Services are being held Friday, Sept. 26 at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Chapel in Linden with Dr. Will Andres officiating. Burial will be in the Linden Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231. An online guestbook maybe signed at www.reeder-davis.com. (pd.)

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

MICHAEL DEAN BARNEY Feb. 17, 1959 — Aug. 14, 2008

Michael Dean Barney, 49, of Linden to be with his Lord Aug. 14 in a San Antonio hospital. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Chapel in Linden with Bro. Jerry MeKeller officiating. A visitation will follow in the First Church fellowship hall. Mike was born Feb. 17, 1959 in Logan, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Mike graduated from Logan-Magnolia High School in 1977. After graduation, he worked at Logan Produce and was farmer and rancher. At the time accident he was employed as a job superintendent Kanza Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his Ronald Barney. Survivors include his wife, Lori of Linden; three exceptional sons, Mitchell Barney of Matthew and Marshall Barney of Logan, Iowa; Mary Jean Barney of Logan, Iowa; a sister, Diana Zacharias and husband Alan of Omaha, Neb.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steve and Judy Adams of Coushatta, La..; grandmother-in-law, Edith Foster of Coushatta, La.; a brother-in-law and his wife, Tye and Amanda Adams of Coushatta, La.; four nieces, Taylor and Chelsea Zacharias of Omaha.; Brailee and Tylee Adams of Coushatta, La.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. An online guestbook may be www.reederdavis.com. (pd.)


MARCUS GRIFFIN ‘SEAGROVES June 25, 1938— Sept. 23, 2008

Marcus Griffin Seagroves, 70, of El Dorado died Tuesday, Sept. 23 at his home: He was born on June 25, 1938 in Hampton, the son of William Franklin Seagroves and Mary Leona Cook Seagroves. He was a retired pipefitter with Brown & Root Construction and a member of the El Dorado Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Leeottie Biaricardi, Hettie Raye McWhirter, and Melba Gates. Survivors include his wife Betty Seagroves of El Dorado; two sons, Darrer Seagroves and his wife Frances and Dale Seagroves, Sr. and Crickett of El Dorado; two daughters, Debra Seagroves of Atlanta and Elizabeth Hunt of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren, Starla James of Bivins, Jennifer James and husband Darrell of Queen City, Jessica Green and her husband Howard of Bivins, Dale Seagroves, Jr. of Newport, Lance Cook and his wife Jessie of El Dorado, Douglas Cook of Fort Bragg, N.C., Bradly Cook and his wife Isabel of Casa Grande, Ariz. and Katie Wall of Atlanta; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Buddy McWhirter of El Dorado; and three sisters, Lou Prestridge of El Dorado, Janie Miles of Kingman, Ariz., and Lee Scruggs of Timpos. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. in Young’s Chapel with Bro. John Jefferson officiating. Interment followed at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s funeral directors. Memorials may be made to the El Dorado Church of God Building Fund or Gideons International, P.O. Box 728, El Dorado, Ark. 71731. (pd.)


BRENDA “BJ” MOORE Feb. 3, 1951 — Sept. 24, 2008

Brenda “BJ” Moore, 57, of Atlanta died Wednesday, Sept. 24 at a Nashville, Tenn. hospital. Brenda was born Feb. 3, 1951 in Sulphur Springs. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ollie Mae Witt; and by her son, Shane Westbrook. Survivors include her husband, Gary Moore II; one son, Gary Lee Moore Ill; one daughter, Missy Moore; two sisters, Judy Jones of Queen City and Sharon Hays of Texarkana, Ark.; a number of other relatives; and many loving friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 29 t 2 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City. The family will be at 8270 U.S. Highway 71 South, Texarkana, Ark.(pd.)


DORA ALICE JACKSON June 10, 1928 — Sept. 22, 2008

Graveside services for Dora Alice Jackson, 80, of Atlanta were held Thursday, Sept. 25 at Laws Chapel Cemetery in Atlanta. Dora was born June 10, 1928 in Arkansas. She attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Morison of Atlanta; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com. (pd.)

SEAN DAVID SPENCER Dec. 26, 1983— Sept. 21, 2008

Memorial services for Sean David Spencer, 22, of San Diego, formerly of Hughes Springs, are being held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Church on the Rock in Daingerfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

 

ANDREW EPPS July 22, 1931 — Sept. 18, 2008

Funeral services for Andrew Epps, 77, of Linden are being held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman- Atlanta Funeral Home in Atlanta.


MAE D. MORRIS May 14, 1911 — Sept. 22, 2008

Funeral services for Mae D. Morris, 97, of Fort Worth, formerly of Gilmer, are being held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 12 p.m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Ore City. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


October

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Sunday, October 5th, 2008
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
Sunday, October 12th, 2008
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

November

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
Sunday, November 9th, 2008
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Sunday, November 30th, 2008

December

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
Sunday, December 14th, 2008
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Sunday, December 21st, 2008
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
Sunday, December 28th, 2008
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

 

 

 

 

 


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