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    PARKS, Margaret

    Margaret Parks, 83, of Athens, Texas, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. Margaret was born to the late Samuel and Thora Reese, on July 29, 1935 in Dierks, Arkansas. Margaret grew up in Dierks, and after graduating from high school, moved to Dallas. There she met and married Donald Stanford. Don and Margaret lived in DeSoto, Texas for 20 years, and had two daughters. Don passed away in 1977. Margaret moved with her daughters to Irving and met Sunny Parks, whom she eventually married, and they then moved to Dallas. Sunny and Margaret were successful business owners, having started, grown, and sold three companies; Metro North…

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    SWOFFORD, Teresa

    Teresa Swofford, age 59, passed away Monday, July 15th, 2019 in Tyler surrounded by family. Teresa was a long-term resident of the Chandler-Brownsboro communities where she worked as a nurse and nursing facility administrator. Teresa was a devout Southern Baptist and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Chandler. Teresa accepted Jesus as her savior early in life and although her family will miss her terribly, we are rejoicing that she is in Heaven with her many loved ones and parents. Teresa is survived by her husband David Swofford; son Christopher Swofford; daughters Melissa Swofford and Amanda Swofford; three grandchildren, Vivian Bridges, Mea Swofford, and Krystian Swofford; brother Tim Parker;…

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    TINDEL, Bobby

    Bobby Tom (BT) Tindel passed away on July 4th, 2019 at Homeplace Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, TX. He was born June 14th 1935 in Chandler, TX to parents Archie Bob and Margaret (Smith) Tindel. He attended Chandler elementary and graduated from Brownsboro High School. He went on to earn a Bachelors from East Tx State College (now Texas A&M University Commerce. BT was self employed as a livestock order buyer and rancher. He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant siblings Kenneth and Shurley. Bobby is survived by sons, Michael (Theresa)Tindel of Eustace and Kenneth Tindel of North Richland Hills; daughter, Brenda (John)Jackson of Athens; grandsons,…

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    HARDEN, Brett

    A graveside service for Brett Harden, age 49, of Frankston, is scheduled at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Myrtle Springs Cemetery, Larue. Gerald Hall and Jerry Beard will officiate Mr. Harden passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home in Frankston. Brett was born February 16, 1970 in Tyler to Bill & Patsy (Cecil) Harden. He loved his horse, Prince, the outdoors, and bailing hay for numerous people. Brett found his passion in farming and ranching. He attended Hill Top Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Paul & Florence Harden and Clem & Ruby Cecil, uncles; Rodney Hardin, Clem Cecil,…

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    GREMILLION, Victoria

    Victoria Teresa Gremillion (Vicki), 72, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at her home in Athens, Texas of complications related to cancer. A celebration of Vicki’s life will be held in Galveston, near her hometown of Texas City, in September and a springtime celebration will be held next year at her home in Athens. See the Facebook page of her son, John-Paxton Gremillion for more details about these future events. Vicki Gremillion was born July 20,1946 to John Fredric and Helene Calvert Van Houten in Queens New York. She loved gardening, good movies, talking & spending time with family and watching birds. She grew up in Texas City, Texas where…

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    BOWENS, Tre'Vion

    Tre’Vion Jaquille Bowens. August 8,1996 – July 3, 2019. Services held at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Bullard TX, on Saturday July 13, 2019. Pastor John D Johnson III, presiding. Services provided by Community Funeral Home, Tyler TX.

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    ALLEN, Jon

    Jon Charles Allen, 60, of Athens, passed away July 8, 2019 in Tyler. He was born May 31, 1959 in Athens to the late John Welden Allen and Bettie Sue (Bosher) Allen. He worked for Dogwood Nursery for over 30 years. He is survived by his sisters, Teresa Cader of Camp Verde, Arizona and Leslie Copeland and husband Robert of Tyler; his nieces and nephews, Brandon James and children Olivia James and Abigail Grace, Melissa Manshack and son Parker Manshack, Hayden James and daughter Riley James, Blaine Porter and Breana Wynkoop; his step-mother, Vereana Allen; cousin Edwin Rogers; and special friend, Nita McGee. A visitation will be held Thursday, July…

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    NEAL MORRISON, Linda

    Services for Linda Joyce Neal Morrison, 75, of Athens, are scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home. Linda Joyce Neal Morrison passed from this life on July 8th after a brief illness. She was born on September 27, 1943 to G. O. Neal and Ruth Avanell Tabor. She was born in the middle of the night. All her life she did not know if her birthday was the 26 (according to the doctor) or the 27th (according to her mother). She was one of 11 children, 6 boys and 5 girls. She often said she had enough siblings for their own baseball team.…

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    HERRINGTON, George

    Memorial services for George P. Herrington, 84, are scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery under direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home. George P. Herrington passed away on June 29, 2019 in Merritt Island, FL, where he has resided with his wife, Sheila Herrington, for the past 28 years. George was born on July 31, 1934 in Anderson County to Martin and Delma “Bo” Herrington. He attended Montalba School and graduated from Palestine High School. He also attended Henderson County Junior College and the University of Houston. He enjoyed a long career in the Houston area working…

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    OWENS, James

    James Elmer Owens was born on January 11, 1935 in Grapeland, TX to John R. and Lillian Owens. He passed away on July 4, 2019 at the age of 84. Jim attended Garland High School where he met the love of his life Charlotte Jean McCord. He then attended Navarro Junior College and Austin College where he played quarterback and earned his bachelor’s degree. He went on to achieve his master’s degree at Texas Tech University. While in Lubbock he got his first head coaching stint with Lubbock High School. Jim had a distinguished career in sports where he coached at numerous programs including Tarleton State, and Henderson County Junior…

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    HETHERINGTON, Gorda

    Gorda (Gordy) W. Hetherington, age 89, of Star Harbor, Texas passed away on June 29, 2019. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM, at the Methodist Church 107 South College in Malakoff, TX. Gorda was born June 7th, 1930 on his family farm near Cushing, Oklahoma. After graduating from Cushing High School, he moved to Farmington, New Mexico to begin working in the oilfield. He married the love of his life, Charlene Ann Myers in 1948. They were married for 71 amazing years. Gorda spent his entire career in the oilfield. He and Charlene traveled all over the Western states following the rigs, until…

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    MILES, James

    James K Miles passed away Saturday June 29 in Tyler. He was a very giving person and was loved by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Shirley and their four furbabies. Services will be held at noon on Friday July 5 at First Athens Nazarene.

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    GRIFFITH, Harold

    Harold Ray Griffith passed away on July 2, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on March 12, 1935 to Finis and Pearl Jane Greer Griffith. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Winston Griffith; his sister, Norma Wilkins. Harold served his country in the United States Army. He was retired from the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, Texas after many years of service. Harold loved traveling with his family to Colorado every year to camp and enjoy the outdoors. He loved his church home and served as a deacon for many years at First Baptist Church of Eustace. He enjoyed playing 42 every Friday night with…

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    Arteaga, Bernardo

    A Funeral Mass for Bernardo Arteaga of Athens is scheduled for 10:00 am, Friday, July 5, 2019 at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father Charles Vreeland officiating. Interment will follow at Athens Cemetery. Bernardo passed away on July 2, 2019 in Athens. Bernardo Cabrera Arteaga was born August 20, 1957 in Tlalcosahua, Jalisco Mexico, the son of Jose De Jesus Madera Arteaga and Nicolasa Cabrera Castillo. He was a member of the St. Edwards Catholic Church. Bernardo loved life. He enjoyed cooking out and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He was a hard worker who spent many hours in the oil field providing for his family. He…

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    CRUZ, Martin

    J. Martin Cruz passed away June 25, 2019. Cruz was born March 2, 1965 in San Luis de la Paz, GTO Mexico. He moved to Malakoff in the eighties, where he owned a landscape business Martin’s Landscape Maintenance, and loved his job very much. He loved the people he worked with and they loved him. Cruz is survived by his wife, of 38 years, Leticia Romero, his mom Teresa Cruz, 10 children, Sonia and husband Samuel, Filiberto and wife Lina, Maria, Yasmin, Cintya and husband Fernando, Tania, Juana and husband Jose, Brenda, Martha, and Juan Martin Cruz, Martha and Juan Martin Cruz Romero, Paco, three brothers and 3 sisters and…

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    WITHERS, Jane Apr 7, 1933 – Jun 29, 2019

    Jane Garrison Demarest Withers passed on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 in peace surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 86. Jane was born on April 7, 1933 in New Brunswick, NJ to the late Fredrick Van Buskirk Demarest and Myrtle Ramey Demarest. She married her loving husband, the late Dr. Herbert “Scott” Withers, on Feb. 25, 1956 in Plainfield, NJ. Jane was a graduate of Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ. She late graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition in 1953. There she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority and continued to be an active member throughout the years.…

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    BLAIR, Florida Dec 6, 1940 – Jun 24, 2019

    Florida Mae Blair received her heavenly wings on Monday, June 24, 2019. Ms. Blair was a life long resident of Athens TX. Funeral Service: 12:00 PM, Saturday, June 29 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 6382 CR 3918, Athens TX. Interment: Sandflat Cemetery. Survivors: son, Craig Blair(Leilani); daughters: Audranette Tilley(Charone) and Bonnie Hambrick (Ronnie); 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.