Jennifer Marie Abbott
Services for Jennifer Marie Abbott, 14, of Athens are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Cross Roads with the Revs. Hamp Manning and Frank Upchurch officiating.
Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of the Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.
Miss Abbott died Feb. 18, 2000, in East Texas Medical Center Athens.
She was born Sept. 13, 1985, in Dallas to Randy Lynn and Rosemary McMillan Abbott.
Miss Abbott has been a resident of Athens most of her life. She was a student at Cross Roads Junior High School assigned to the Gifted and Talented classes and was very active in athletics.
She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Charles Ray Abbott; and grandmother, Rosie McMillan.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Randy Abbott Jr. and Ricky Joe Abbott, both of Athens; paternal grandparents, Jack and Betty Hudson of Beckville; maternal grandfather Everett McMillan of Athens; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Pallbearers will Mark Gray, Blake King, Dale McMichael, Marcus Hampton, Jimmy McMillan and Charles Ray Abbott Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jennifer Marie Abbott Memorial Fund, C/O Cross Roads Junior High School, 14434, FM 59, Malakoff, TX, 75148.
Graveside services for Buddy Barr, 91, of LaRue were held Monday at the Myrtle Springs Cemetery under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Bristow officiating.
Mr. Barr died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in Tyler.
He was born Dec. 14, 1908, in Henderson County to Alonzo and Emma Masters Barr.
Mr. Barr lived in the Henderson County area most of his life. He had retired as worker for Henderson County and was a member of LaRue Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Eva Jo Barr of LaRue; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and John Bristow of New Harmony and Mary Ann and Richard Paroline of Flint; sister, Mary Lee Kidd of Brownsboro; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bobby Ledbetter, Joe Harden Miller, Bill Harden, John Arlin Forrester, Shorty Sholars, Haskell Crossley, Bruce Ballow and Durwood Dingler.
Donations may be made to Myrtle Springs Cemetery Association, C/O Mrs. Tuck Hardin, 13823 CR 4336, LaRue, TX, 75770.
Melvina "Mel' Berry
Services for Melvina "Mel" Berry, 48, of Eustace were held Monday in Eubank Memorial Chapel with Father Andrew Melel officiating and under the direction of the Eubank Funeral home of Mabank.
She passed away Feb. 17, 2000, in Eustace.
Mrs. Berry was born April 19, 1951, in Hot Springs, Ark., to Melvin and Marion Rhoads Burrow.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marion Burrow.
Survivors include her husband, Ken Berry of Eustace; two daughters, Christie Weatherford of McKinney and Cindy Apodaca of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Melanie Nichols of Alvarado; father Melvin Burrow of Malvern, Ark.; and four grandchildren.
Leslie "Les' Chandler
Services for Leslie "Les" Chandler, 81, of Mabank were held Monday at Mabank Church of Christ with the Rev. Lester Reagan officiating.
Interment followed in Cana Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank.
Mr. Chandler died Feb. 18, 2000 in Dallas.
He was born July 22, 1918, in Kaufman County to Leslie Carmon and Gusta Gunderson Chandler.
Mr. Chandler served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Eustace Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Carmon and Ansel Chandler.
Survivors include two sisters, Nellie Thomas of Mabank and Melba Roberts of Canton; five brothers, James Chandler of Canton, William Irvine Chandler of Palestine, Stafford Chandler of Canton, Clifton Chandler of Midlothian and Gene Chandler of Tyler; special friend Pearl Alexander of Eustace; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.
Pallbearers were Bobby, Farris, Brant, Kenny and Keith Chandler; Dennis Thomas and Brady Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were David, Jamie and Greg Chandler; Leslie Thomas; and Don, Alan and Russell Roberts.
Peggy Odell Constable
Services for Peggy Odell Constable, 73, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank.
Mrs. Constable died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in Mabank.
She was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Sarasota, Fla. to Oliver and Minnie Blount Thornton.
A Pentecostal by faith. Mrs. Constable had lived in Mabank since 1995.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James and Lillian Constable of Mabank; two daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Ray Kaminski of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Marja and Everett Peach of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and four great-children.
Willie Mae Gideon
Services for Willie Mae Gideon, 83, of Leagueville were held Monday at Leagueville Baptist Church with the Revs. Tom Bragdon and Billy Watson officiating.
Burial was in Leagueville Cemetery under the direction of the Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Mrs. Gideon died, Feb. 19, 2000, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
She was born Oct. 27, 1916, in the Leagueville community to the late Selman DeWitt and Ella Mae Hopson Smith.
Mrs. Gideon was a lifelong resident of the Leagueville community and a member of Leagueville Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Lee Gideon; and a brother, Bruce P. Smith.
Survivors include a son, C.L. Gideon of Leagueville; brothers, Selman D. Smith of Escondido, Calif., Mason L. Smith of Houston and Wayne Smith of Leagueville; sisters, Ina Bess Owen of Brownsboro and Dot Skrobanek of Humble; granddaughters, Cheryl Boone of Starkville, Miss., Kelli Sinquefiled and Kristi Lombardo, both of Dallas; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jeff Boone, Jay Lombardo, Drew Sinquefield, Wade Smith, Scott Smith and Nolan Owen.
Sarah E. Jennings
Services for Sarah E. Jennings, 78, of Gun Barrel City are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating.
Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mrs. Jennings died Feb. 19, 2000, in Gun Barrel City.
She was born July 15, 1921, in Royce City to Wylie and Annie Martin Daniel. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Mabank and was past president of the Alohas of Eastwood Island. Previously of Dallas, she had lived in Gun Barrel City for 27 years.
Survivors include her husband, A.W. Jennings of Gun Barrel City; two sons, Ron Jennings of Coppell and Paul Jennings of Odessa; one brother, Altus Daniel of Dallas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.