Harry P. Heickman
Services for Harry P. Heickman, 72, of Trinidad are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Trinidad under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Williams officiating.
Mr. Heickman died Jan. 21, 1999, at West Place Nursing Home after a long illness.
He was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Somerset to the late Arthur and Willie Mae Johnston Heickman. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific for three and a half years during World War II.
Mr. Heickman was a member of the first Henderson County Junior College classes in 1946 and later earned a bachlors degree and two masters degrees in mathematics, science, education and administration from East Texas State University. He then became the youngest secondary principal ever in the Port Neches-Groves school district. Mr. Heickman had a highly successful career there and spent the following 30 years as principal of Vidor High School, Burnett High School and Robstown High School, retiring in 1984. He was a longtime member of Trinidad Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Royce Turner Heickman; two daughters, Deanna and Lou Boudreaux of Chicago, Ill., and Brenda and Al Terranella of McHenery, Ill.; one son, Harry Don Heickman of Tool; one brother, Albert Alvin Heickman of Tool; one uncle, Jim Charles Johnston of Redwood City, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bud Trotman, James Tedford, Grady Quinn, Dean Pulley, Dr. William De Grath, David Turner, Douglas Turner and Michael Kuhn.
Visitation will be at Tomlinson Funeral Home between 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Trinidad Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Jerry Dykes Latimer
Jerry Dykes Latimer, 62, of Eustace are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelly Carnes officiating.
Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Forreston Cemetery in Waxahachie under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home.
Mr. Latimer died Jan. 20, 1999, at the East Texas Medical Center Athens.
He was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Waxahachie to S.S. and Linda T. Wright Latimer. He owned and operated the Latimer Equipment Services and was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #961.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Virginia Morsman in 1993.
Mr. Latimer is survived by his wife, Darlene Edwards Latimer of Eustace; one son and daughter-in-law, Tracey Joe and Vickey Latimer of Kaufman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teri and Greg Dewitt of Plano and Brenda and Tommy Patton of Kilgore; three stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, Richard and Edith Swiney of Malakoff, Paul and Teresa Swiney of Longview and John Swiney of Malakoff; One stepdaughter, Jayne Swiney of Malakoff; five grandchildren, Rebecca Dewitt of Plano, Rachel Dewitt of Plano, Dusty Vandiver of Kaufman, Kyle Riggs of Kilgore and Jessica Riggs of Kilgore; one sister, Jimmie Hill of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be, Kenneth Lookbaugh, Quinton Hayden, Steve Hill, Kevin Hill, Richard Swiney, Rick Johnson and Jimmy Hocutt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Hill and Cody Wylie.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday between 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tom B. McBrayer
Graveside services for Tom B. McBrayer, 72, of Mabank were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Payne Springs Cemetery in Payne Springs under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank with the Rev. Jim Chatham officiating.
Mr. McBrayer died Jan. 20, 1999, in Mabank.
He was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Lamesa to Thomas Watson and Bess Ann Fry McBrayer. He was previously of Odessa and had lived in Mabank for 12 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Payne Springs. Mr. McBrayer was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. McBrayer is survived by his wife, Sarah McBrayer of Mabank; sons, Thomas James McBrayer of Midland and Lee Scott McBrayer of Brownfield; daughter, Holly Ann Brewer of Snyder; brother, James McBrayer of Abilene; six grandchildren; and a host of friends.
Watt A. Norman Sr.
Graveside services for Watt A. Norman Sr., 81, of Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Lynn Parker officiating under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Mr. Norman died Jan. 21, 1999, at East Texas Medical Center Athens.
He was born Dec. 29, 1917 in Roseville, Ohio to the late Oswald Milton and Grace Watt Norman. Mr. Norman moved to Athens in 1951 and was the owner and operator of Ath-Tex Ceramics and Norman Pottery until 1965. From 1965 until 1975 he was employed at Curtis Mathes Mfg. as shipping manager.
Mr. Norman was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marian Freeman Norman of Athens; son, Dr. Watt A. Norman Jr. of Malakoff; brother, Tom Norman of Athens; grandchildren, Watt A. Norman III, Katha Norman Lawyer and Ashley Lynn Norman; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Lola Lorene Bailey
Services for Lola Lorene Bailey, 80, of Canton are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with the Rev. Steve DeShazo and the Rev. C.E. Patton officiating.
Burial will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank.
Mrs. Bailey died Jan. 22, 1999, in Athens following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Palestine to Josh Robert and Anna Pearl Easley Bailey. Previously of Ardmore, Okla., Mrs. Bailey had resided in Canton since 1985 and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Mabank. She loved gardening and quilting.
Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Walter Sandford Bailey; a son, Kenneth Ray Bailey; and one granddaughter, Rene'.
She is survived by her sons, Robert S. Bailey and his wife, Dorothy, of Payne Springs; Richard R. Bailey and his wife, Donna, of Canton; and Thomas G. Bailey and his wife, Carolyn, of Cedar Hill; daughter, Fran Latham of Round Rock; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Margaret Bailey of Lewisville; seven sisters; and other family members and a host of friends.
Pallbearers include Rob, Rick, Joe, Brian, Dean, Mike, Kenneth and Travis Bailey.
Lydia Bertha Foote
Graveside services for Lydia Bertha Foote, 90, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, La., under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home of Athens with the Rev. Don Phelps officiating.
Mrs. Foote died Jan. 23, 1999, in Athens.
She was born Sept. 3, 1908, in Fall City, Neb., to Henry and Anna Constantine Weick.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Foote, in 1985, and a daughter, Anna Marie Foote.
Mrs. Foote is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Ann Foote of Birmingham, Ala.; and Carl and Judy Foote of Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Susan Simpson of Athens; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Henry Weick of Henderson; two sisters, Helen Stineff of Lake Charles, La., and Margaret Cavaleri of Tampa, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be David Turner, Billy Tenny and Paul Tenny.
The family will receive friends between 5 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Vera Christine McGibboney
Services for Vera Christine McGibboney, 77, of Eustace are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Cedar Lake United Methodist Church in Tool with the Rev. Michael Caldwell officiating.
Burial will be in Tool City Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven Points.
Mrs. McGibboney died Jan. 22, 1999, at her residence in Eustace.
She was born March 29, 1922, at Tabler, Okla., to Marion Albert Griswold and Zannie Marie Mash. Mrs. McGibboney was formerly of Durant, Okla. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a beautician by profession. She belonged to the VFW No. 4376 Auxiliary in Seven Points and the American Legion Post No. 310 Auxiliary in Gun Barrel City.
Mrs. McGibboney is survived by her husband, Mack M. McGibboney of Eustace.