Gwyona Reneet Jones
Services for Gwyona Reneet Jones, 75, of Tennessee Colony,
will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Living God with the Rev.
Billy McClelland officiating. Burial will follow at Jamerson Quarters under
the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Palestine.
Mrs. Jones died Wednesday at a Tyler hospital after a
She was born April 30, 1926, in Anderson County.
Mrs. Jones was reared in the Mount Zion community. She
was a housewife and a member of the Church of the Living God where she
ushered and sang in the choir.
She is survived by her husband, Charlie C. Jones; son,
Judge Hudson of Waco; stepson, Wilmer R. Jones of Texas City; stepdaughters,
Hazel Jones of Dallas, Gwendolyn Ray and Sharon Gilmore, both of Texas
City; sisters, Eliza Brown of Tennessee Colony, Jessie Mae Ross and Alice
Tucker, both of Fort Worth, Elnora Walton of Dallas, Elaine Dale of Colorado
Springs, Colo. and Helen Bass of Palestine; six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive condolence calls from 6 to 7
p.m. today at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements for R.C. Story, of Buffalo, are
pending at Memorial Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Mr. Story died Saturday.
Ida G. Hamby
Services for Ida G. Hamby, 84, of McDade will be at 9
a.m. today at McDade at McDade Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the
direction of Newby Funeral Home in Elgin.Mrs. Hamby died Tuesday at her
home in McDade.She was born in Elkhart on Sept. 10, 1916 to Charlie and
Sally Howell.Mrs. Hamby lived in the Austin area most of her life until
retiring to McDade in 1973. She was a longtime member of McDade Baptist
Church and was active in teaching Bible school and serving on the Kitchen
Committee.She was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Bunch.Mrs. Hamby
is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charlie C. Hamby of McDade; son,
Gene Lunsford of San Marcos; daughter, Benita Ann Miller of Snellville,
Ga.; sisters, Lillie Gammage of Palestine and Bernice Love of Sherman;
nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the Hospice of Austin.
Cleotha Marie Micheaux-Cravin
Services for Cleotha Marie “Ree” Micheaux-Cravin, 62,
of Houston and formerly of Palestine, will be at 11 a.m. today at Evangelistic
Temple, located on Martin Luther King Blvd., in Houston. Burial will follow
in Houston.Mrs. Cravin died Monday at Park Place Hospital in Houston.She
was born Feb. 14, 1939 in Palestine to Willie Mae and Levi Micheaux.Mrs.
Cravin was a member of the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ in Houston.She
was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Cravin; daughter, Cheryl Ann
Cravin; and sister, Hurk Lee Micheaux.Mrs. Cravin is survived by her children,
Donna, Yvette, Henrietta, James, Donald and Gregory, all of Houston; sister,
Dorothy Micheaux of Palestine; and several grandchildren.
Helen Anderson Findley
Services for Helen Anderson Findley, 74, of Odessa will
be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Skinner
officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Capps Memorial Chapel
in Fairfield.Mrs. Findley died Thursday in Odessa.
She was born July 8, 1927 in Fairfield.
Mrs. Findley worked for J.C. Penney for more than 20
years. She was a member of the Order of the Moose Lodge. She also was a
charter member of Crescent Park Baptist Church in Odessa.She was preceded
in death by her husband, Nolan Findley, in June 2000.Mrs. Findley is survived
by her daughter, Brenda Jean Patterson of Odessa; son, Charles Findley
of Lubbock; brother, G.J. Anderson of Minden, La.; five grandchildren and
Velma Curry Pearson
Services for Velma “Aunt Bill” Curry Pearson, 99, of
Elkhart will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the
Revs. Dennis Morgan and Willie Reagan officiating. Burial will follow in
Starr Cemetery.Mrs. Pearson died Thursday afternoon at Spring Season’s
of Elkhart.She was born June 7, 1902 in Elkhart to William Arthur and Sarah
Mrs. Pearson was a homemaker and a member of Tabernacle
Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Pearson,
in 1969; sisters, Mable Gilmore, Ella Parker, Winnie Owens, Vergie Matthews
and Jettie Pierson; brothers, Alton Curry, Robert Curry, Boyd Curry, Tom
Curry, Chester Curry, Joe Curry and Preston Curry.Mrs. Pearson is survived
by daughter, Janice Raines of Elkhart; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren
and five great-great-grandchildren.Pallbearers will be Ben Scruggs, Donald
Curry, Wayne Curry, Vertis Curry, D.A. Pierson and Ed Dempsey.Honorary
pallbearers will be Earl Whitley, Jack Goldman, Joe Danner, J.D. Wynn and
Joe Seckler.Condolence calls will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at
the funeral home.
Services for Seldon Fletcher, 89, of Palestine will be
at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Dr. Barry Roberts officiating.
Burial will follow in Roselawn Park.Mr. Fletcher died Wednesday afternoon
at Cartmell Home for the Aged.He was born Dec. 5, 1911 in Campton, Kent.,
to Elijah and Elizabeth Fletcher.
Mr. Fletcher was self-employed as a paint contractor.
He was a member of the Evangelistic Temple.He was preceded in death by
his wife, Kathleen Fletcher, in 1995; and 11 brothers and sisters.Mr. Fletcher
is survived by sons, Jerry Fletcher of Palestine and Seldon “Carnish” Fletcher
of Crosby; brother, Shannon Fletcher of Campton; nine grandchildren and
11 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers will be Pat Smith, Mike Gilley, David
Walton, Larry Bowermaster, Larry Swingle and Kip Fletcher.Honorary pallbearers
will be Moody Pope, Elvin Pope and Jack Funderburk.Condolence calls will
be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Services for Sanford “Sandy” Bostic, 70, of Montalba,
will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Montalba Baptist Church with the Rev.
Jack Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery under
the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.Mr. Bostic died
Thursday at Palestine Regional Medical Center.He was born Sept. 20, 1930,
in Montalba to Floyd J. Bostic Sr. and Della Beasley Bostic.Mr. Bostic
had lived in Montalba all of his life. He graduated from Montalba schools,
attended Nixon Business College and graduated in the top of his class from
A&M Technical School. He was a member of Montalba Baptist Church. He
was a retired technician from the telephone company.He was a life member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He earned a private pilot’s license at
age 15. He also was a top point race car driver in East Texas. He served
in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War.Mr. Bostic was preceded
in death by brother, Floyd J. Bostic Jr. in June 1993; and sister, Ima
Jean Bostic in January 2001.He is survived by his son, Faron Bostic of
Powderly; daughter, Lisa Thompson of Montalba; four grandchildren; and
a host of nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be Brent Bostic, Josh Thompson,
Mike Brown, Butch Travis, Kenneth Gatewood and Keith Bostic.Honorary pallbearers
will be Wayne Barrett and Dr. Silas Duncan.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral
home.Memorials may be made to the Joshua House in Montalba, P.O. Box 220,
Montalba, Texas, 75853.
Edna Earl Birch
Services for Edna Earl Birch, 89, of Grapeland will be
at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bailey & Foster Chapel in Grapeland with the
Rev. Keith Broyles officiating.Burial will follow in Dailey Cemetery.Mrs.
Birch died Wednesday at Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett.She was
born May 9, 1912 in Crockett to Edward and Mildred Ballard Kastrop.
Mrs. Birch was a homemaker and a Methodist.She was preceded
in death by her husband, John James Birch, in 1998; and a brother, Bob
Kastrop, in 1993.Mrs. Birch is survived by her daughters Earl Dee Hatton
of Village Mills and Sharon Anne House of Grapeland; brother, Julian Edward
Kastrop of Longview; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at the funeral home.
Velma Curry Pearson
Funeral arrangements for Velma “Aunt Bill” Curry Pearson,
99, of Elkhart are pending at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.Mrs. Pearson
died Thursday afternoon at Spring Season’s of Elkhart.
Services for Janice Alford, 71, of Palestine, will be
at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Dr. Tom Rousseau
officiating. Burial will follow in Starr Cemetery under the direction of
Bailey & Foster.Mrs. Alford died Wednesday morning at Palestine Regional
She was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Anderson County to Cody
Shaver and Jewel Etta Starr Clark.Mrs. Alford was a member of Swanson Hill
Baptist Church. She was a nurse at Memorial Hospital ICU Unit for 25 years.She
was preceded in death by her parents; and stepmother, Loreta Shaver, in
Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 56 years, Adrian
Alford of Palestine; daughter, Carla Cubstead of Palestine; sons, Darrell
Alford of Palestine and Allen Alford of Blue Ridge; six grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8
p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Services for Lillian Sanders, 70, of Palestine, will
be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Brown Spring Baptist Church in Palestine.
Burial will follow in the F.L. Barrett Family Cemetery in Palestine under
the direction of Emanuel Funeral Home.Mrs. Sanders died Sunday at Trinity
Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
She was born in Anderson County to Fineous and Ethel
Hunter Barrett.Mrs. Sanders was a graduate of Clemons High School in Neches.
She was a member of Mount Comfort AME Church of Palestine, Baker AME Church
in Fort Worth where she was very active, and Brisby Chapel AME Church in
Neches.She was preceded in death by her husband, Beret Sanders, on July
28, 1999; and her father.Mrs. Sanders is survived by her mother, Ethel
Barrett of Palestine; sisters, Essie Bakers of Palestine, Louise Thomas
of Fort Worth and Deloise Fields of Tyler; brothers, the Rev. Denver Barrett
of Cleburne, and Raymond Barrett, Henry Barrett, Eldon Barrett and Edward
Barrett, all of Fort Worth.
Funeral arrangements for Gwyona Jones are pending at
Davis Funeral Home.Mrs. Jones died Wednesday at a Tyler hospital.
Services for Lucille Nelson, 89, of Bonham, will be at
2 p.m. Friday in Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Bonham with the Revs. Wayne
Johnson and Cody Nelson, her grandson, officiating. Burial will follow
in Gober Cemetery in Gober.Mrs. Nelson died today at I.H.S. of Bonham (formerly
Seven Oaks Care Center) where she had been a resident for the past 18 months.Mrs.
Nelson was born June 20, 1912 in Gober to Will Allison Carpenter and Clarisa
Bird Feggett Carpenter.She is survived locally by a son, Larry Nelson of
Palestine.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Services for Lauree Martin, 82, of Jacksonville, will
be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of the Air at Land of Memory Cemetery
with Dan Manuel officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land
of Memory Funeral Home, Palestine.Mrs. Martin died Tuesday at Jacksonville
Nursing Home.She was born May 2, 1919 in Cherokee County to Tell and Ida
Mrs. Martin lived most of her life in Palestine before
moving to Jacksonville. She was a member of Crockett Road Church of Christ
in Palestine and was a retired cashier and clerk.She was preceded in death
by her husband, Hubert O. Martin, in May 1996.She is survived by a son,
Glenn Earl Martin of Huntsville; and a sister, Myrtle Bass of Jacksonville;
and one grandson.Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
Services for Genevene “Gene” Franger, 82, of San Antonio
and formerly of Corpus Christi, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mission
Park Funeral Chapel North.Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National
Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Mission Park Funeral
Chapels North of San Antonio.Mrs. Franger is survived locally by daughter,
Linda Dean; and grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, followed by a
prayer service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
San Antonio Humane Society.Edna BirchFuneral arrangements for Edna Earl
Birch, 89, of Grapeland, are pending at Bailey & Foster, Grapeland.Mrs.
Birch died this morning at Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett.
Willie Mae Hollis
Services for Willie Mae Hollis, 82, of Palestine, will
be at 11 a.m. Thursday at South Union Baptist Church in Palestine.Burial
will follow in the Trinity Community Cemetery in Trinity under the direction
of Emanuel Funeral Home.Mrs. Hollis died Aug. 1 at Methodist Hospital in
Sugarland.She was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Trinity to Willie and Sarah Garcia
Irvin.Mrs. Hollis received her education at Mary Allen College in Crockett,
Houston-Tillison College in Austin and Prairie View A&M University
in Prairie View.She was a member of South Union Baptist Church in Palestine.
She was minister of music for Andrew Chapel Baptist Church in Oakwood and
other various churches. She also was a member of Negro Business & Professional
Women’s Club, Order of Eastern Star and Retired Teacher Association. In
addition, Mrs. Hollis was a volunteer for Henry-Smith Multi-Cultural Center
and taught Adult Education Classes at Greenbay in Tucker and Providence
Mrs. Hollis was retired from St. Paul-Shiloh, Oakwood
Independent School District.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman
Hollis, in 1984; and sister, Arizona Hawkins.Mrs. Hollis is survived by
son, David Harold Betts; daughters, Gailyn Betts Young, Cecelia Betts Lacy
and Sarah Gilder Smith; and five grandchildren.
Eva Love Grogan
Services for Eva Love Grogan, 75, of Palestine, will
be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Starr Funeral Home Chapel in Hemphill with the
Rev. J.C. Smith officiating.Burial will follow at Hemphill Cemetery.Mrs.
Grogan died Sunday in Palestine.She was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Gary to
Henry Turner and Addie Pike Turner.Mrs. Grogan was a housewife and a Baptist.
She had lived in Palestine for six years and was a former resident of Tyler.She
was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruby Dale Wood; and husband, James
Fred Grogan.Mrs. Grogan is survived by sons, Charles Grogan of Palestine,
Tommy Grogan of Jasper and John Grogan of Newton; daughters, Linda Grogan
of Palestine, Dale Hall of Newton and Lois Tidwell of Beaumont; sisters,
Reba Nelson of Jasper and Marie Fields of Cleveland; brother, Earl Watson
of Jasper; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.Visitation
will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Services for Twyla Cherree Ray, 37, of Commerce, will
be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev. Gaylon
Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Park.Miss Ray died Thursday
at her home in Commerce.She was born Feb. 10, 1964, in Athens to Robert
Shelton and Katherine Patricia Wilson.Miss Ray recently graduated from
East Texas State University in Commerce. She was a volunteer with the MHMR
in Greenville.She is survived by her father and stepmother, Robert and
Barbara Ray of Palestine; and sister, Tanya Ray of Bryan.Pallbearers will
be Gary Windsor, Johnnie Mendez, Curtis Windsor, Roger Ray, Troy Wilmont
and Keith Wilson
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at the funeral home.
Services for Calvin Pate, 82, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday
at Bethel Baptist Church in Buffalo. Interment will follow at Buffalo Cemetery
under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.Mr. Pate died Saturday.He
was born Dec. 9, 1918 in Medina to Franklin and Adelina Pate.Mr. Pate completed
his public school education in Bartlett. He joined the CC Camps and earned
his lifelong nickname “Doc” for his work with the camps medical corps.Mr.
Pate served his country as an army sergeant in the E.T.O. during World
War II, involved in the Normandy landings. He was employed by Shell Oil
Company for 31 years as an electrician and retired to Leon County in 1982.Mr.
Pate will be remembered for his lifelong lay service with Park Place, Bethel
and Bay Area Baptist Church. He was an endowed member of the Ancient Free
and Accepted Masons of Texas, as well as an endowed member of the Scottish
Rite of Freemasonry, 32 degree.He was preceded in death by brothers, Johnny
and Jimmy Pate.Mr. Pate is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sigourney
Pat; sons, Mark W. Pate and Robert L. McCain; brother, Franklin Pate; sisters,
Judith Pryor and Lydia Griffin; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Visitation
will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.In lieu of the usual
remembrances, the family asks that a donation be made to the National Parkinson
Services for Rosa Nell Caughron (Montanez), 60, will
be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.Mrs. Caughron
died Aug. 1 in St. Louis, Mo.She was a resident of Fairfield for 20 years.
She was a truck driver for Trisum Trucking. She also was the former manager
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club and owner of Nell’s Place. She was
a Baptist and a member of the VFW Auxiliary.Mr. Caughron was preceded in
death by her husband, Ben Montanez Jr. in 1975; and brother, John Wesley
Caughron.She is survived by sons, Dwain Montanez of Maypearl, Chris Montanez
of Cleburne and Mark Montanez of Fairfield; and sister, Zona Gale Smaltz
of Toledo, Ohio.
Services for Albert A. Schweinle, 91, of Oakwood will
be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Palestine with
Dr. Jeff Cover and the Rev. Doug Blanton officiating. Burial will be at
4 p.m. Wednesday at Forrest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. Arrangements
are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.Mr. Schweinle
died Sunday morning at his home in Oakwood.He was born May 18, 1910 at
the Indian Hill community in Montgomery County to William Louis and Emma
Mueller Schweinle.Mr. Schweinle owned and operated the Houston Brick &
Tile Company from 1936 to 1976. He was a longtime supporter of the Leon
County Youth Livestock Association.He was an elder at First Presbyterian
Church in Palestine and the Ralston Memorial Presbyterian Church in Houston.He
was preceded in death by his sister, Edna McKinnon Lambright; brothers,
Theodore and Andrew Schweinle; grandsons, Martin Thomas “Marty” Schweinle
and Parmer Albert “Bert” Schweinle.Mr. Schweinle is survived by his wife
of 62 years, Elverda Brod Schweinle of Oakwood; daughter, Dorris Ann Courmier
of Oakwood; son, Bob Schweinle of Houston; sisters, Orene Jordan of Van
Vleck and Dana Scholl of Allen; brother, William E. Schweinle of Plum;
two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Pallbearers will be David
Courmier, Dan Courmier, Bobby Terry, Tom Davis, Miller Lee and Fred Gilliam.Honorary
pallbearers will be the men’s Bible class of First Presbyterian Church
and Leonard Schweinle, William E. Schweinle Jr. and Don Jordan.Condolence
calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.
Services for Cleta Castle Clark, 92, of Palestine will
be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara,
Calif.Mrs. Clark died Sunday morning at Cartmell Home for the Aged.She
was born Jan. 23, 1909 in Waddington, N.Y. to Frank and Jennis Hoppas Lasla.Mrs.
Clark was a medical technician. She and her husband Dr. George Clark served
together in medical practices in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, Calif.
They also owned and operated the Brandenburg Clinic & Hospital in Brandenburg,
Ky.Mrs. Clark was a former member of the Beverly Hill Business and Professional
Woman’s Club.She is survived by sons, Edward Clark of Palestine and Donald
Clark of Cromwell, Conn.The staff of Cartmell Home for the Aged will be
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
Services for Theresa “Marie” (Benoit) McCann, 67,
of Colorado Springs, Colo. were held at 11 a.m. today at Dove Witt Family
Mortuary, 6630 S. Hwy. 85-87 in Fountain, Colo. A gathering followed at
the American Legion Post No. 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr. in Fountain.Her wishes
were to be cremated and have her ashes spread over Bacon Cove, Newfoundland,
her place of birth.
Mrs. McCann died Monday in Colorado Springs.She is survived
locally by sister-in-law Wanda Bing Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.Memorials
may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2480 W. 6th Avenue, Suite
120B, Denver, Colo., 80211.
Services for Inman White, Ph.D., 79, of Palestine will
be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Cornelius C. Jammer II officiating. Burial will follow at Palestine Memorial
Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.Dr. White died Wednesday
at Palestine Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.He was born
on April 8, 1922 , in Hartwell, Ga.After graduating from high school in
Hartwell, Dr. White attended Prairie View University where his uncle Dr.
W.R. Banks was president. His schooling was interrupted in September 1942
when he was called to military service. Most of his military time was spent
in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He earned several medals and commendations
during World War II.After discharge from the army, he re-entered Prairie
View and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He began his career
as a teacher of Vocational Agriculture in Luling. In his efforts to improve
his status as an educator, he attended several institutions of higher learning
including Michigan State University at Lansing and Western State University
at Gunnison, Colo. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy from Texas A&M
University.In 1962, Dr. White accepted the position of supervisor of Vocational
Agriculture in Area II. His headquarters were on the campus of Green Bay
When schools were desegregated, he was chosen to serve
in the Agriculture Education Department at Texas A&M with the title
of Subject Matter Specialist. During the last three years of his career,
he served as Vocational Educational Specialist in the Texas Education Agency.After
he retired, Dr. White accepted leadership roles in several organizations.
He served as chairperson of the Anderson County Community Council, and
was serving his second term on the Palestine school board when he resigned
because of ill health. His wife was chosen to complete his term.Dr. White
was a Methodist. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. One
of his accomplishments with the church included the planning and construction
of the present worship structure for which he gave considerable advice
He also was a life member of Phi Delta Kappa and a member
of Texas Methodist Hospital Board of Directors, Masonic Lodge and the Knights
of Pythias. He was a former school board member for Palestine Independent
Dr. White won several honors from state, local, civic
and professional organizations.He is survived by his wife, Mae Frances
White of Palestine; son, Inman Bertoir White of Marshall; daughter, Kathy
Joanne White of Nashville, Tenn; and two grandchildren.Pallbearers will
be Luther Gladney, James Jones, Inman B. White, Inman Bank White, Lee V.
Richardson III, Charles White and C.C. Jammer III.Honorary pallbearers
will be Dr. Gene Hix, Dr. Harold E. Hall, H.B. Sorrells, Jimmie Cummings
Sr., the Rev. Tommie Lumpkin and Leon Hudson Sr.
Ira Lee “Doll” Dial
Services for Ira Lee “Doll” Robinson Dial, 76, of Houston
and formerly of Palestine, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Bay African
Methodist Episcopal Church in Tucker with the Revs. Terry Copeland and
Charles Monette officiating.Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery under
the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.A wake will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Union Memorial United Methodist Church, 4712 Cavalcade Street
Mrs. Dial died July 27 in a Houston hospital.She was
born Feb. 25, 1925 in Palestine to Henry and Nancy Smith Robinson.
Mrs. Dial graduated from Green Bay High School. A member
of Green Bay A.M.E. Church, she was the secretary and a Sunday school teacher.She
was married to Leo Woodard, then later moved to Houston and married James
Q. Dial Sr. She joined Union Memorial United Methodist Church and was employed
by the U.S. Postal Service.Mrs. Dial was preceded in death by her husband,
James Q. Dial Sr.; son, Leo Woodard Jr.; sisters, Cherry and Lucille; and
brothers, Frank, Albert Lee and L.C.
She is survived by sister, Luvadar Demar of Houston;
brother, Henry Robinson Jr. of Palestine; stepdaughter, Marian D. Moore
of Jasper; stepson, James Q. Dial Jr. of Los Angeles; two grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Robert Clemons, Jackie
Demar, Thomas Ellis, Cleveland Robinson, Frank Robinson, Frederick Robinson
and Mitchell Ray Robinson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Demar, Johnny Demar,
Freddie Martin and Henry Robinson Jr.
Services for J.P. Robinson 46, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday
at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Myron Waddle officiating. Burial
will follow at Bethel-Jerusalem Cemetery.A wake will be held from 6:30
to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Mr. Robinson died Monday at East Texas
Medical Center in Tyler following a lengthy illness.He was born April 4,
1955 in Palestine to Elmore Robinson Sr. and Georgia Mary Smith.Mr. Robinson
was a graduate of Palestine High School and worked as an automobile detailer.He
was preceded in death by his mother and grandmothers, Amelia Johnson and
Mary Robinson.Mr. Robinson is survived by his sisters, Mary Louise Oliver
and Kathy Robinson, both of Palestine, Diane Milton of Cedar Hill, Leniece
Oni of Grand Prairie, Deniece Kennedy of Fort Worth, Wanda Williams and
Denell Shaw, both of Dallas; brothers, J.C. Anderson Jr. of Fort Worth,
Elmore Robinson Jr. and Ronald Allen Robinson, both of Palestine, and Willie
Earl Smith and Gwinn Smith, both of Dallas.Pallbearers will be J.C. Anderson
Jr., Kenneth Paul Oliver, Elmore Robinson Jr., Ronald Allen Robinson, Gwinn
Smith and Willie Earl Smith.Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Blacksher,
Charlie Jefferson, Michael Montgomery, Adetola Christopher Oni, Willie
Earl Smith and Harold Williams Jr.
Services for Rubie Mendel, 90, of Palestine were held
Arrangements were under the direction of Bailey &
Foster Funeral Home.Mrs. Mendel died Monday night at Palestine Health Care.She
was born March 6, 1911 in Huffman to John W. Richie and Lela West Richie.
Mrs. Mendel worked in Medical Security. She was a Presbyterian
and a 60-year member of the Ransford Chapter.She was preceded in death
by her husband, Frank Mendel.Mrs. Mendel is survived by a daughter, Sharon
Pendland of Palestine; and two grandsons.
Richard Lee Horace
Funeral arrangements for Richard Lee Horace, 57, of Lovelady
are pending at Emanuel Funeral Home, Crockett.Mr. Horace died Wednesday
at Park Place Hospital in Houston.
Deltha Lee Gipson
Services for Deltha Lee Gipson, 78 will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday at First Baptist Church in Elkhart. Burial will follow in Bluff
Spring Cemetery under the direction of Emanuel Funeral Home.A wake will
be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.Mrs. Gipson
died July 27 at Palestine Regional Medical Center.She was born Sept. 15,
1922 in Elkhart to Vassie and Lucille Dickerson Conner.
Mrs. Gipson received her education in the Elkhart Public
Schools. She was an active member of Bluff Spring Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60
years, Tyree Gipson, on Feb. 14, 1999; daughter, Lucille Gipson; and grandson,
Roderick Gipson.Mrs. Gipson is survived by her children, Fannie Hutchison
of Palestine, Walter Lee Gipson of Temple, Daymond Gipson of Beeville,
Tommie Gipson of Houston and Jerry Gipson of Elkhart; brother, Vassie L.
Conner of Phelps; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Robert McDonald Sr.
Services for Robert McDonald Sr., 78, of Palestine will
be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church.Mr. McDonald was born July
12, 1923 to Will and Pearl McDonald of Slocum.He joined Providence Church
in Montalba where he remained a member until his death. He attended Neches
schools and was employed by Vernon Calhoun Meat Packing Company for six
years and for the City of Palestine for eight years until he retired in
1989.Mr. McDonald married Henrietta McDonald and later married, Stella
McDonald.He was preceded in death by sisters, Doris Eiglebiger, Willie
Goree, Bernice Williams, Peggy Lane, Audrey Bluff and Alva Mae Kimbrough;
and brothers, Rear McDonald, Vess McDonald, F.T. McDonald and Melvin McDonald.Mr.
McDonald is survived by children, Bettye Jean McDonald of Mansfield, Willie
Frank McDonald, Shelia McDonald Bell, Charlotte McDonald Mims and Robert
Q. McDonald Jr., all of Palestine; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements for Linda Graham, 45, of Palestine
are pending at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. Mrs. Graham died
Wednesday night at Hospice Home Place in Tyler.
Mrs. Jack Brooks
Services for Mrs. Jack (Mozelle) Brooks, 84, of Palestine
will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev.
Lyle Huntress officiating.
Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Birdston Cemetery in
Streetman.Mrs. Brooks died Monday at Pine Tree Lodge Nursing Home in Longview.She
was born March 29, 1917, in Streetman to Hugh and Gertrude White Steele.
Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and a Baptist.She was preceded
in death by her husband, Jack Wesley Brooks, in 1995; and two brothers,
Hugh White Steele and Horace Steele.She is survived by her son, Horace
F. Brooks of Sparks, Nev.; sisters Mrs. Thomas (Frances) Sherrard of Longview
and Mrs. Charles (Mattie) Hodge of Freemont; and a grandson.Pallbearers
will be Walton Paggitt, Sam Brown, Frankie Wacha, Wesley Vickery, Allen
Hart and Adam Ouzts. Condolence calls will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at the funeral home.
Louise D. Bishop
Services for Louise Draper Bishop, 77, of Houston will
be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston.Interment
will follow in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.Mrs. Bishop died Monday.She
was a native Houstonian and had lived her entire life in Houston except
many days spent at the family’s home away from home at Lake Ioni in Slocum.Mrs.
Bishop attended elementary school at Trinity Lutheran School of Houston
and was a 1940 graduate of Sam Houston High School. She was a member and
former officer of the Ladies Circle of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was
life member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ross Thomas Bishop.Mrs.
Bishop is survived by her husband of 50 years, Benjamin Thomas Bishop of
Houston; daughter, Vickie Bishop Vogel of Clear Lake City in Houston; and
two grandchildren.Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at
Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home; and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at
Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Houston Ave.Memorial contributions should
be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church “Next Generation” Fund.
Services for Henry Lewis Brown, 77, of Houston and formerly
of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Emanuel Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery in Montalba.Mr. Brown died
Friday morning at the Veteran Memorial Medical Center in Houston.He was
born Feb. 29, 1924, in Palestine to George William and Viola Clerkley Brown.Mr.
Brown attended Clemon High School in Neches. He was a member of Brownspring
Baptist Church. After moving to Houston, he united with Blue Ridge Baptist
Church. He served in the CC Camp for a while, and later joined the U.S.
Army and served from 1943 to 1946 and received an honorable discharge.He
was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Jones Brown, in 1976; brother,
Brisby Brown; sisters, Zeola M. Taylor, Vernice Bass and Lena M. Henderson.
Mr. Brown is survived by stepson, Jessie Hall of Palestine;
brothers, McCoy Brown Sr. and Tom Perry Brown; sisters, Georgia Wallace,
Avetia Armstrong and Nicy Lee Kelly, all of Houston.A wake will be held
from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.
Services for Joan Mitchell, 55, of Frankston, will be
at 10 a.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. Burial
will follow at Old Bethel Cemetery in FrankstonMs. Mitchell died Monday
at a Tyler hospital.She was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Palestine.Ms. Mitchell
was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Clay
Mitchell; and son, James Clay Lane.Ms. Mitchell is survived by her mother,
Clara B. Mitchell of Palestine; sisters, Glenda Saunders and Patricia Walker,
both of Frankston; and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be
Jeff Wright, Robert Thrush, Joel Smith, James Newman, Dennis Newman and
Sidney Vance.Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Berryhill and Jonathon
Thrush. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
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