Jimmie Fay Shotwell Wasson
Services for Jimmie Fay Shotwell Wasson, 67, of Log Cabin are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Brown Chapel with Shawn Paschal officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home of Athens.
Mrs. Wasson died Dec. 12, 2004, in Log Cabin.
She was born Jan. 9, 1937, in Dallas County to Thomas Wesley Shotwell and Thelma Daniels Shotwell.
Mrs. Wasson dedicated her life to her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert L. Wasson, on March 14, 2004; sister, Jeanett Shotwell; and brothers, Thomas Shotwell and Johnny Shotwell.
Survivors include her children, Janet Wasson of Dallas, David Wasson of Log Cabin, Stephanie Espinosa of Log Cabin, Diana Lee Summerall of Log Cabin, Laura Kay SluSher of LaRue and Jimmy Wasson of Log Cabin; brothers, Calvin Shotwell, Bobby Shotwell, Jerry Shotwell and Edward Shotwell; sisters, Wima Carlise, Sharon McCarghen, Wanda Shotwell, Nancy Stowell Strain and Shotwell Bratton; stepmother, Violet Shotwell; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Maggie Thomas VanDeman
Services for Maggie Thomas VanDeman, 87, of Malakoff, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Brown Chapel in Athens with Van Houser and Cliff Cooper officiating.
Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home of Athens.
Mrs. VanDeman died Dec. 13, 2004, in Malakoff.
She was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Anderson County to Lemmie C. Thomas and Carrie Solena Thomas.
She was born and reared in the Cayuga area. She was a member of Judson Baptist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. VanDeman was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Samuel VanDeman; parents, sister, Evaline Hopkins; grandson, Timmy VanDeman; and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Doyle Scott of Malakoff; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Marion and Brenda VanDeman of Lakewood, Colo., and Larry Keith and Lockie VanDeman of Murchison; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Keith VanDeman, James VanDeman and Aaron Scott; and great-grandsons, Brant VanDeman, Dustin VanDeman and Joshua Pugh.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brandson VanDeman, Jordan Black, Kevin Pugh, Austin Scott and Peyton VanDeman.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Albert 'Corky' King
Services for Albert "Corky" King, 77, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with chaplain Lynette Solomon officiating.
Burial will follow at Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.
Mr. King died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in Athens.
He was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Xray to Albert Elmo Sr. and Sally Cromer King.
He worked for Lone Star Gas and served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Patsy Ruth King; brother, Jim King; and sister-in-law, Betty King.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Floriene King of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Katrina Kay and Billy Tiblets of Aledo; son and daughter-in-law, Stanley Ray and Teri King of Austin; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Diane and Roger Ranking of Tequesta, Fla., and Tamona Rea and Dick Jackson of Oklahoma City; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, John Forester and Nancy Johnston of San Antonio; sister, Sybil Smith of Nevada; brother, Howard King of Quinlan; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
If desired, memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice, 201 St. Thomas, Athens, TX 75751 or to Park Highlands Nursing Center "Activities Fund," 711 Lucas Dr., Athens, TX 75751.
Sally Avinell Morman Clayton
Services for Sally Avinell Morman Clayton, 76, of Brownsboro are pending with Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.
Mrs. Clayton died Dec. 5, 2004, in Chandler.
Duward A. Wolfe
Services for Duward A. Wolfe, 86, of Athens are pending with Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.
Mr. Wolfe died Dec. 5, 2004, in Athens.
Dorothy Pearl Grindele
Services for Dorothy Pearl Grindele, 81, of Tool are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points with Bill Bennett and John Truett officiating.
Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Restland Memorial Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven Points.
She died Dec. 3, 2004, in Athens.
She was born April 8, 1923, in Wylie.
Martha Joy Miller
Graveside services for Martha Joy Miller, 63, of Athens were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Liberty Cemetery with the Rev. O.E. Davis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home of Athens.
Mrs. Miller died Dec. 5, 2004, in Athens.
She was born March 1, 1941, in Big Spring to Fred Miller and Martha Ada Johnston Miller.
Mrs. Miller was not a famous person. She was not a lawyer or a doctor. She worked in receiving at Wal-Mart for the past 18 years. During those years, she and her work went largely unnoticed by frantic shoppers looking for goods to purchase or by the employees themselves. But to her family and friends, she was the epicenter of love and kindness. She provided the very foundation in which her family's soul was anchored.
Many will not notice her passing as her family has. Some will know of her leaving and say a few nice things and then continue on with their lives. But her family and friends can say with the truest of hearts and minds that she has left a mark of love on each and every one who knew her.
So do not shed tears of sorrow, but tears of happiness. Do not shed tears of her passing, but shed tears for the time she lived. Do not shed tears of her family's loss, but shed tears to what heaven has gained; for on this day heaven has gained a truly worthy angel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Adaverne Miller; and brother, Freddie Miller.
Survivors include her two daughters, Freddie Carlene Fladd of Athens and Martha Darlene Williams of Mountainsberg, Ark.; sister, Nancy Weatherford of Athens; grandchildren, Christopher Robinson, Robin McCardell, Ginger Eads, Crystal Robinson, Yvette West, Misty Dawn West and Shane West; great-grandchildren, Tyler Eads, Landyn Eads, Gabby Robinson and Izayah McCardell; and several nieces and nephews.
Duward A. Wolfe
A celebration of Duward Wolfe's 86 years of life and the positive impact he had on so many by the humble and gentle way he lived his faith in God is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Athens, where he served as a deacon.
Dr. Kyle Henderson will officiate with Dr. Steve Walling delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 4-6 p.m. at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Mr. Wolfe was born May 27, 1918, in Van Alstyne. Duward volunteered at the age of 16 to work in the Civil Conservation Corps in Lindale, where he met and married Mattie Lee Boaz in 1937. During their 67 years as lovers and best friends, Duward served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed a 27-year career with Ford Motor Company in Dallas. He served as deacon for many years in Garland's First Baptist Church before moving to Athens 20 years ago. The Wolfes were the first full-time residents in Oakwood on Lake Athens, where they built their log home. Duward made his transition to everlasting life on Dec. 5, 2004.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mattie Lee; children, Jerry and Judy Wolfe of Dallas, Darlene and Lynn Clark of Houston; grandchildren, Kim and Cole Osborn of Oklahoma, Karen and Steve Holloman of Alabama, Abby VanDuivendyk of Houston, Erik VanDuivendyk of Dallas, Angela Clark of Arkansas and Heather and Bryan Roberts of Arkansas. PaPaw's great-grandchildren include Nick Osborn, David and Laura Holloman, Karmyn and Isaiah Newburn and Keely Roberts.
Duward's family expresses sincere appreciation to each of his many friends for your love and acts of kindness during his illness in recent months. A special thank you to Dr. Steve Walling, Duward's physician and friend for the past 20 years, and the caring and supportive staff of South Place Nursing Center. We are deeply touched by your expressions of love and compassion.
Pallbearers will include Erik VanDuivendyk, Cole Osborn, Dewayne May, Dennis Wolfe, Bob Houston and Marlin Lippencott.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Osborn, Bryan Roberts, Bill Hale and the Adult Three Mens Sunday School Class.
In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Duward's life and memory is encouraged to do something in your community that will benefit one or more senior citizens. May God bless each of you.