Obituary: Arcella Matlock White

Funeral Services for Arcella Matlock White, 81, of Athens are scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Pastor Wayne Waller officiating. Interment will follow at Athens Cemetery.

Ms. White passed away on July 26, 2017 in Athens.

Arcella Mae Baker White was born February 26, 1936 in Bonham, Texas the daughter of Clarence Eugene Baker and Lora Mae Nip Baker. She was a longtime member of the First Pentecostal Church of God. She was an avid collector of Angels, Santa’s and cookie jars. Granny enjoyed working in the garden, sewing, ironing and cooking; but her favorite was spending precious time with her kids and grandkids. Arcella was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all she knew and loved.

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Obituary: Meda Dickerson

Funeral services for Meda Dickerson, 89, of Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Pastor Michael Bacon Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Old Bethel Cemetery.

Ms. Dickerson took her Heavenly flight on July 23, 2017 in Athens.

Meda Louise Harris Dickerson was born June 25, 1928 in Sabana, Texas the daughter of Jacob Harris and Ruby Wood Harris. She was a devoted wife until her husband Nolan passed from this life in 2007. She was a faithful member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Athens, loved talking about the bible and praying for everyone she met. She was an avid reader and loved to do embroidery. Meemaw was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all she knew and loved.

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First Baptist Church in Malakoff goes to youth camp

Montreal Pena (left) helps Rev. Rickey Barnes load East Texas Tours charter bus. (Courtesy photo)

By Delanda S. Johnson/Special to HCN

On Saturday, July 22, Rev. Rickey Barnes, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Malakoff and several adults from local area churches embarked on an advantage to a week long youth summer camp in Golden, Missouri.

Rev. Barnes stated, “being the new kid on the block, I’m just an old country preacher who came to Malakoff and I love being here. I thank God for the challenges that we have met and for the way HE has answered all of our prayers for being in this area.”

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Obituary: Carol Jean Miller

Funeral services for Carol Jean Miller, 81, of Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Larry Fondren officiating. Interment will follow at Modoc Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller passed away on July 20, 2017 in Malakoff.

Carol Jean Cook Miller was born August 2, 1935 the daughter of George Thomas Cook and Nellie Gray Dykes Cook. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church of Athens; staying involved by playing the organ and volunteering. She was a hard-working woman with an eclectic career going from being a florist, to driving 18 wheelers to being a dedicated caretaker and LVN at Cedar Lake Nursing Home. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and loved to read books. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by all she knew and loved.

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