• Athens

    PADGETT, Karen Mar 31, 1953 – Sep 20, 2019

    Karen loved the Lord Jesus. She always wanted to be busy doing something. Mostly her favorite pass time was enjoying her food. Which sometimes included catching her supper at our pond and then cooking them. But also loved her people. Chelsea said she loved us unconditionally. She really liked arts and crafts. Some of her bead work would challenge any professional necklace makers work. Her boxes all hand painted are beautiful works of art and have everyday uses. I have one that holds my spare change, another my toiletry accessories, and yet another pictures. She loved the outdoors and seeing the season changes. Her memories would really surprise us. Events…

  • Athens

    FEAGIN, David

    Services for David D. Feagin, 63, of Crandall, will be 3 pm Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Eubank Funeral Home, Canton, with Doug Feagin Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Holly Springs Cemetery, Martins Mill, TX. Mr. Feagin passed away September 19, 2019 in Seagoville. He was born December 10, 1955 to Windol Douglas and Beth Ann Shaw Feagin. David was a Christian by faith. He retired from Carrier Air Conditioning after 40 years of service. David loved being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley. He was a precision marksman and loved to travel. Mr. Feagin is preceded in death by his parents. David is survived by his…

  • Athens

    MCLEMORE, Ruth Sep 20, 2019

    September 27,1939 – September 20, 2019 Graveside Services for Ruth Boman McLemore, 79, retired Administrative Assistant at First Baptist Church, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, Athens, Texas, with Rev. Doug McLemore officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Lacy Funeral Home, Stephenville, Texas. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home, Stephenville, Texas.

  • Athens

    HALBERT, Jerry

    Jerry Glynn Halbert, 85, of Kaufman, TX passed away on September 18, 2019 in Forney, TX. Jerry was born on June 6, 1934 to Henry and Francis Halbert in Athens, TX. He owned a construction company, Steelform Rental, for 30 years in Seagoville, TX. Jerry married the love of his life, JoAnn Paris Halbert, in 1953 and they raised a family of three kids together. They began moving to Kaufman in 1983. Jerry was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Kaufman, TX. Those who preceded him in death are his parents, wife JoAnn, brother Billy Halbert, sister Bennie Faye Calhoun and Minnie Grace Halbert; granddaughter Stephanie Halbert and…

  • Athens

    BURNS SR., Donald

    On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Donald Lee Burns Sr., loving husband, dad and granddad entered into eternal rest at the age of 70. Donald was born in Denton, Texas on July 13, 1949 to Leroy and Damaris Burns. He attended La Puenta High School, and then enlisted in the US Army on November 24, 1968 serving during the Vietnam War. On January 3, 1970 he married the love of his life, Brenda Fleischer at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hacienda Heights, California. They lived in Hawaii in the first year of marriage then moved to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas until 1971. After being honorably discharged from the US Army…

  • Athens

    YOUNG, Paul

    Paul Jonathan Young, Ph.D., P.E., died from heart failure, September 9, in Arlington, TX. Jonathan had more than 45 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, specializing in water quality management, planning, runoff, sites, permits, as well as specializing in computer modeling of water quality and regulatory compliance. He received his Ph.D. in both Environmental and Civil Engineering in 1972 from Texas A&M University; his masters and bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and his undergraduate education from Dartmouth College. Professionally, he has been affiliated with the American Water Resources Association, the North America Lake Management Society, the Texas Water Conservation Association, and served as treasurer with the North…

  • Athens

    RHODES, Lavell

    Funeral Services for Lavell Rhodes, 96, of Athens, Texas will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 2pm at Boren-Conner Funeral Home (Bullard, TX), with Bro. Hixenbaugh officiating. A visitation will be held at 1pm on Tuesday prior to the service. Burial and final interment will follow at Cathedral in Pines Cemetery, Tyler, TX, under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home. Lavell Rhodes passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019. He was a long-time resident of Flint, TX and spent the last 15 years in Athens. He was born in the Holly Grove Community near Livingston, TX. After High School, he joined the Army Air Corps. He was a gunnery…

  • Athens

    HOOD, Delmer

    Private graveside services for Delmer Ray Hood 91, Murchison were held at 10:00 A.M. Friday September 13, 2019 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Louie Adams officiating, under the direction of Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Delmer passed away peacefully at his home in Murchison Tuesday morning. Delmer was born August 15, 1928 in Henderson County to the late Walter Lee Hood and Lela Grace Hancock Hood. He was a resident of Murchison for 91 years and served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he earned a Purple Heart. Delmer was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Delmer retired after 48 years of service with Lone…

  • Athens

    LOWRY, Jessie

    Funeral services for Jessie “Granddad” Lowry 72, of Eustace have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Thursday September 12, 2019 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Shepard and Bro. Andre Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery. Jessie passed away Thursday evening September 5, 2019 in Eustace. He was born December 4, 1946 in Mineola, Texas to the late Hubert Arthur and Amy Lou Lilly Lowry. Jessie was a strong and hardworking man. Who loved his family, especially his grandkids. Big Jessie and & Cherry Sue have left a legacy of strong Christian values for our family to carry on. He served our country proudly in…

  • Athens

    PORTER BROWN, Laodice

    Laodice Maurine Porter Brown passed away on September 7, 2019 in Athens Texas. She was born on October 10, 1924 in Murchison, Texas to William and Bessie Cloud Porter. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bill Brown; her daughter, Kim Brown, her grandson Mark Hackett; her brothers, Bo Porter, Dugan Porter, Conley Porter Pete Porter; her sisters, Carnell Porter Kinsey, Irace Porter and Margaret Porter Franks. Laodice started the first JcPenny Catalog service here in Athens, where she worked for many years. Later on, her and her husband began National Sign Company here in Athens. Laodice was a hard worker and was known to have worked…

  • Athens

    POPE, Evelyn

    Evelyn Laverne Pope passed away in Athens, TX on September 5, 2019. She was born in Dallas, TX on November 1, 1933 to Veay and Gracie Pogue. Mrs. Pope is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Edgar Pope; daughter, Debra Richardson and her husband Don; grandchildren: Chris Metcalf and wife Jennifer, Amy Michelle Metcalf, Wesley Richardson and wife Katie, Ali Palmer and husband Charles, Lindsey Dias and husband Chris; great-grandchildren: Bradley Palmer, Bryson Palmer, Hailey Richardson; brothers: Lester Pogue and wife Patsy, Larry Pogue, Paul Pogue and wife Judy; sister: Sue Coker; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings:…

  • Athens

    BEEMAN, Robert

    Robert Lawrence (Larry) Beeman was born December 25th, 1937 in Dallas, Texas, to Bob and Frances Beeman. Larry graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1956 and SMU in 1961, with a BSME. He married Susanne Stemmons in 1961, had 2 sons, Bobby and Michael, and 1 daughter, Shelly. He married Beverley Robertson in 1982 and moved to Athens. He worked in the metal building industry and computer programing for over 30 years. Larry was the director of Athens Chamber of Commerce and finished his career as director of 911 for Henderson County. Larry was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens. He was an adult Sunday School…

  • Athens

    SMITH, Marlin

    Memorial services for Marlin R. Smith, 84, Athens, have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday September 7, 2019 at First Baptist Church Athens with Rev. Kyle Henderson officiating. A private family burial will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Kern Railsback officiating under the direction of Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Marlin passed way Wednesday evening in Tyler. Marlin was born August 17, 1935 in Van, Texas to the late Dee and Bessie M. Fonville Smith. He was a veteran of the United States Army and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin. Marlin was a resident of Athens since 1958 and was a co-owner…

  • Athens

    SEILHEIMER, Linda

    Linda F. Seilheimer “Mimi” age 72 of Malakoff, passed away on September 3, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. She was born on August 12, 1947 in Athens, Texas to Wilbur and Margie Skinner. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Alvin Skinner; her husband Jerry Seilheimer. Linda was married to her husband Jerry Seilheimer on August 14, 1965. They were married for 53 years. She was also a lifelong member of the Crescent Heights Baptist Church of Malakoff. Linda enjoyed helping others in her community. She thoroughly enjoyed spending as much time with her friends and family as possible. She is survived by her son Allan and daughter-in-law…

  • Athens

    WORLEY ELERSON, Wanda

    Wanda May Worley Elerson was born October 12, 1931 in Mountain View, Oklahoma to J. B. and Elmettie (Smith) Worley. She passed from this life on September 3, 2019 in Ben Wheeler, Texas. Wanda lived in Oklahoma until she was 16 years old. Her Dad moved them back to Texas and they lived in Glenn Heights just south of DeSoto. She met Arvis Elerson, the Man of her life, in 1948 and they were united in marriage on March 24, 1950. Wanda was the first girl to graduate from Lancaster High School who was married. The superintendent, J. E. Dawson took her to his office and asked her to sit…

  • Athens

    YOUNG, Joe

    Joe Young passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Tyler, TX. He was born on February 5, 1934 in Larue, TX to Horton Young and Gladys Reynolds Young. Joe was a rancher for many years. He was a Henderson County Commissioner and retired from Henderson County. He was a Board member of Farm Bureau, LaRue Cemetery Board and Virginia Hill Water Supply. He was a Deacon of the LaRue Baptist church for 60 years. He was extremely devoted to his church and loved his family and friends very much. Survivors include his wife Dell (Larue) married for 64 years, son Joe Ed Young and wife Rebecca (Larue), daughters Alicia Anderson…

  • Athens

    Saunders, Paul

    Paul Jerry Saunders was born on April 21st, 1930, in New Boston, Illinois and left this earth to be with Jesus on September 1st, 2019. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, September 4th, with the Celebration of Life Service following at 2 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801. Paul was a true and faithful Christian man, loving husband, father, grandfather and faithful friend. A child of the Great Depression, he would tell stories of when he was a boy, bringing firewood into his grandfather’s barber shop during the cold Illinois winters to keep the fire going to warm…

  • Athens

    WYATT, Robert

    Robert Bradford “Brad” Wyatt Jr. passed away at his home on August 27, 2019 in Brownsboro, Texas. He was born on September 4, 1955 to Robert Bradford Wyatt Sr. and Marcie Hellen Smith Wyatt, in Athens, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bradford Wyatt Sr. Brad worked for Brookshires for many years in the construction area, after that he was employed with Smith Fab in Chandler. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and working on his home. Brad knew many people in Henderson County and was loved and admired by many. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and…

  • Athens

    HINDS, Bruce Jul 1, 1948 – Aug 23, 2019

    Bruce Edwin Hinds passed away at his home in Athens, Texas on August 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 1, 1948, in Denver, Colorado, to Frances Jean Hinds and William Norman Hinds. Bruce was the second oldest out of 5 brothers born into a careered United States Air Force Family, allowing Bruce to grow up in several places, including, Texas, Kansas, Florida, England and Japan. After attending Brevard Community College in 1966 – 1968, Bruce was drafted into the United States Army in 1968, serving in Vietnam as a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Air Calvary until his discharge in 1970. After serving in the…

  • Athens

    CONLEY, Mary

    Mary E. Conley passed away on August 28, 2019 in Athens, TX. She was born on March 28, 1932 in Memphis, TN to John Jefferson Patterson and Minnie Mable Nolen. Mrs. Conley was preceded in death by her parents: John Jefferson Patterson and Minnie Mable Nolen Brener, and her husband, Jim Conley. She is survived by her son, Mike Conley and wife Darla (Athens); grandchildren: Lauren Montgomery and husband Trent (Bullard), Garrett Conley (Athens); sisters: Charlotte Roberts (Memphis, TN), Sandra Brener (Memphis, TN); nieces and nephews: Donna Reed and husband Matt (Memphis, TN), Arnold Roberts and wife Nancy (Memphis, TN), Emily Laird and husband Brent (Memphis, TN). Mary was a…

  • Athens

    HANGER, Robert

    Robert Charles Hanger was born October 5, 1921 in New York City to the late Rowland and Beatrice Hanger and passed away on August 28, 2019 in Athens, Texas at the age of 97. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Beatrice Bennett, brothers Rowland, Fred, and Charles Hanger and step- daughter, Ashley Forrester. He was baptized in 1935 at Bernardsville Episcopal Church in Bernardsville, New Jersey. In 1941, following graduation, he moved to Texas joining the Merchant Marines working on an oil tanker for Tice Water Oil Company. In 1942 he joined the Army Air Corp. and served in China, Burma, and India…

  • Athens

    AUSTIN, Robert (Bob)

    Robert C. “Bob” Austin, 82, went to be with his Lord on August 27, 2019. Bob was born in Dallas to C.W. and Carrie Green Austin on November, 10, 1936. Bob spent most of his working career in the Dallas area in the banking industry. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. He and Margaret moved to Echo Lake after retirement then to Athens. He has lived in the Athens area for the past 16 years. They are members of First Baptist Church, Athens. He is preceded in death by his parents and step-son, Brian Cross. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Margaret Austin, daughters: Cathey Roberts and…

  • Athens

    DODDS SHAVER, Margie

    Margie Dodds Shaver passed away on August 25, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. She was born on October 30, 1951 in Earth, Texas to Henry and Maggie Loretha Parker Dodds. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnny Shaver; her sisters, Wanda McCune and Marcell Roundtree. Margie graduated from Brownsboro High School in 1970. She later went to work for BISD and was on the custodial staff for 25 years. Everyone loved Margie at the school and she will be greatly missed by all of those who knew her, especially her family. She loved the outdoors, gardening and taking care of her flowers. She was a member of…

  • Athens

    TYNER, Wallace Mar 21, 1945 – Aug 17, 2019

    Wallace Edward Tyner (Wally) was born in the East Texas town of Orange on March 21, 1945. He grew up the oldest of four brothers (Jerry, Richard, and Rob) in Athens, TX where his family owned and operated a small grocery store. After receiving his B.S. degree in chemistry from Texas Christian University, Wally joined the Peace Corps and worked as a poultry volunteer in rural India. This work led him to pursue graduate studies in economics at the University of Maryland (M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1977). Following a post-doc at Cornell, Wally joined the faculty of Agricultural Economics at Purdue. During his tenure at Purdue, he made substantial contributions to…

  • Athens

    MILFORD, William Jan 31, 1952 – Aug 10, 2019

    William Stephen Milford passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 10, 2019 at the age of 67 surrounded by loved ones in Tyler, Texas. Steve was a native Texan born on January 31, 1952 in Dallas, Texas to Lou Frances Milford. He graduated from H. Grady High School in Dallas, Texas in June of 1970. He met his loving partner, Linda, in 1995 in California and they soon started their life full of adventures together. He was a devoted partner, father, and grandfather. His most prized possession was the moments he spent with his family. Steve had an infectious smile and was so joyful. He loved being surrounded with…

  • Athens

    HEARNE, Justin

    A Celebration of the Life of Justin Hearne, 31, of Malakoff will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens. Justin passed away on August 18, 2019 in Anderson County. Justin was born June 17, 1988 in Orange, California, the son of Jack M. Hearne and Candace Elaine (Strosaker) Hearne. He graduated from Cross Roads High School in 2007 and went on to join the United States Marine Corp in Twenty-nine Palms, California with the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion. He did several tours including Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Justin loved his children very much…

  • Athens

    LAGOW MINTER, Patricia

    Patricia June Lagow Minter was born on November 13, 1944 and went home to be with the Lord on August 19, 2019. Patricia is survived by her husband of 26 years, Gene Minter; daughters: Jodie Lynn Hopkins, Lori Bonelli Doyle; step daughter, Carla Tapley; grandchildren: Erin Michelle Roady, Carlie Jo Sparks, Vicki Bonelli, Nick Bonelli, and Daniel Doyle. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral home in Kaufman, Texas. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:00AM also at Anderson- Clayton with interment to follow at Kaufman Cemetery.

  • Athens

    HILL, JoAnn

    ATHENS – Services for Mrs. JoAnn Hill, 79, Athens, TX are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Athens, TX with, her pastor, Rev. Leonard Jackson of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church officiating. A viewing will also be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church located at 837 N Prairieville Street, Athens, TX. Burial will be in North Athens Cemetery under direction of Brooks, Sterling, & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler, TX. Mrs. Hill departed this life at 1:59 a.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the UT East Texas Medical Center, Athens,…

  • Athens

    VINCENT, Beau

    A celebration of the life of Beau Vincent will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Leagueville Baptist Church in Murchison. Beau Wyatt Vincent of Katy, TX passed away on Sunday, August 11th in Katy, TX. He finished his freshman year at Faith West Academy. Beau was born “so big” at nine lbs. 14 oz. in Round Rock, TX on August 26, 2003 and moved to Katy, TX in 2005. Beau was a tender-hearted young man with the gift of mercy. He loved and treated others with kindness purposefully. His friends were kind to vote him “El Presidente” of his class this year. He played sports to…

  • Athens

    MALLARD, Tena

    Tena Marie Mallard was called to heaven at the age of 63 on Monday, August 12, 2019. Tena was born on December 14, 1956 in Lake Charles, LA. to Clifford Rhoads and Tommie (Duhon) Mallard. Tena was always smiling and adored her fur-babies CoCo and Lady. She had a passion for family. She resided in Colorado for many years enjoying the cold air before moving back to Texas to be closer to family. She was very polished and always kept her best face forward. She`s remembered for being the fun-loving, fashionable Aunt who family could talk to about anything. She will be missed greatly and will always remain in the…

  • Athens

    SHACKELFORD, Wilma

    Wilma June Shackelford met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of August 12, 2019, in Kemp, Texas. She was born on June 4, 1932 to Granville and Linnie Cullers Helvey in Levelland, Texas. She grew up on farms in Levelland and Mineral Wells. While lovingly managing her busy family in Midland, June worked many years as the manager of a ladies ready to wear store and in banking. She was a Godly woman, a true Proverbs 31 woman. She loved the Lord and showed his love through her actions, being a faithful member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Athens. She loved to play songs of her faith…

  • Athens

    AIRHEART, Larry

    Larry J. Airheart gained his wings on August 10, 2019 in Corsicana, Texas. He was born December 22, 1941 in Trinidad Texas on the Bradley farm to Buster and Helen Bradley Airheart. He graduated from Trinidad High School 1960 and attended HCJC. He was active in the US Army and was a member for the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department for numerous years. He married Sidney Ruth Josey on July 1, 1966. He worked for the City of Trinidad, Texas Power & Light, TXU, TechServ and as well as other companies. He enjoyed working on the family farm, woodworking, yard work, operating heavy equipment and helping anyone in need. Larry is…

  • Athens

    WRIGHT, Charles

    Funeral Services for Charles Wright of Cayuga are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Judson Baptist Church in Cayuga with Mr. Edwin Bowman officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Cayuga. Mr. Wright passed away on August 10, 2019 in Palestine, Texas. Charles William Wright was born July 25, 1950 in Athens, Texas the son of Ernest Melvin Wright of Phoenix and Edna Jean Ferguson of Athens. He was a member of the Judson Baptist Church in Cayuga and an avid believer in Christ. He lived in Cayuga for the past 35 years. Charles enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved his…

  • Athens

    WANSLEY, Joan Jun 28, 1944 – Aug 5, 2019

    Joan Carol Wansley, 75, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday August 5, 2019, in Athens, Tx. with her beloved Family by her side. Her strong will to live, her faith in God and the love and prayer’s of Family and Friends carried her through these last 10 months, since being diagnosed with liver disease. Joan was born on June 28, 1944 in Clarendon, Tx. to Nannie Waldrop. On July 8, 1966, she married James (Jim) D. Wansley. They eventually made their home in Palmer, Tx. Later, they settled in Athens, Tx. and built another Family farm. Her significant gift and love for horses led her to become a riding…

  • Athens

    WILLIAMS, Jerry

    Jerry Gerald Williams passed away on August 6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on May 17, 1944 in Dallas, Texas to Herschel Tilman Williams and Ruthie Elizabeth Bare Williams. Preceded in death by his parents; his nephew, Terry Joe Norris; his brother-in-law, Joe Norris. Jerry was a very special man. He served for many years as a Methodist minister bi-vocationally. He loved the Lord and the church. He served his country in the US Army in the Vietnam War. Through the years he worked for Curtis Mathis, and for the prison system for 30 years. Jerry shared the gospel wherever he went and was a faithful servant for…

  • Athens

    ATKINS BROWDER, Wilma

    Wilma Jean Atkins Browder departed a life of devotion and compassion on August 5 in Malakoff, Texas. She was born in Falls County in 1926, the sixth of eight children of Birtie Sewell and Robert Atkins. When she was twelve, the family moved to Coldspring, where Wilma excelled as a student, graduating as the valedictorian of her high school class, and where she met her future husband, John Craig Browder. Craig served in the U.S. Army during World War II, while Wilma moved to Houston, where she attended business school and found employment in the war effort, working for an officer who oversaw fuel distribution to area airports. She and…

  • Athens

    PHARRIS BURNETT, Ada

    Funeral services for Ada Nell Pharris Burnett of LaRue, have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday August 9, 2019 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home with Bro. Justin Palmer and Bro. Christopher Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Carroll-Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Burnett passed away Wednesday August 7, 2019, in LaRue. Nell was a strong woman and a devoted wife and mother. She loved her children fiercely and always taught them through her example. She instilled a strong work ethic in all her children and taught them to sacrifice for their families. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, V.R. Burnett, parents, and sister, Ann Pate. Survivors include…

  • Athens

    BONNER, Billy

    Graveside service for Billy Joe Bonner were held Friday, July 26, 2019 at Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace, Texas with his son, Scot Bonner, officiating. Billy Joe was born on December 31, 1937 in Henderson County to parents William “Bill” and Ethel (Calicutt) Bonner and entered into eternal rest on July 23, 2019 at the age of 81. Billy Joe graduated from Eustace High School. He worked for ABF Freight Systems for over 30 years, as a truck driver. He served as a volunteer fireman for over 20 years and was on the board of directors for the Eustace Volunteer Fire Department. Billy Joe, for years, served on the Moorehead-Melton Cemetery…

  • Athens

    ROSE, Roy

    Roy Alton Rose was born on September 5, 1929 in Grannis, Arkansas to Robert and Willie Rose. He passed away on July 30, 2019 in Canton, TX. Alton is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years Frances Rose, son, Rex Alton Rose, his parents and siblings. Mr. Rose is survived by his children: Tim Rose and wife Pat of Canton, Kim Rose and wife Tina of Athens, Carol Sego and husband Richard of Little Rock, Arkansas, Bill Casey and wife Pat of Athens; grandchildren: Tina Ingram and husband Kris of Canton, Chad Rose and Wife Kristin of Canton, Kristi Rose Broyles of Canton, Kandi Matthews and husband…