Henderson County refinances debt and saves $50,000

Judge Sanders
Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders

Henderson County Commissioners’ Court saved taxpayers a little more than $50,000 this morning.

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, commissioners voted to refinance about $2.5 million of the county’s outstanding debt, dropping the interest rate from around 5.5 percent to .94 percent. Judge Richard Sanders said the move will save the county about $51,000.

“This was an opportunity we felt very strongly about,” Sanders said.

Sanders said it was a Henderson County resident, Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Financial Consulting, who raised the possibility of refinancing.

“It was nice for a taxpayer to be looking out for Henderson County,” Sanders said.

Obituary: Charlene Stone

Charlene Stone
Charlene Stone

Services for Charlene Stone, 73, Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Donald Kyle officiating.

Burial will follow in Shelby Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Stone died May 12, 2013 in Athens.

She was born July 29, 1939 in Great Bend, Kansas to Charles Curtis and Hazel Annabel Hare Blandin and had been a resident of Athens most of her life. She graduated from Henderson County Junior College (TVCC) as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1975. She had a 35 year nursing career with a 25 year tenure at Park Highland Nursing Home and ten years at Rusk State Hospital. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Charlene was preceded in death by daughter, Tracy Ann Miller; brothers Jack , Harold, Dean, Donald; sister, Doris and infant Continue reading “Obituary: Charlene Stone”

Obituary: Juanita Nugent

Juanita Nugent, 75, of Grand Saline was born on Aug. 14, 1937 in Kaufman to the home of Lum English and Frances English and passed away on May 11, 2013 in Athens.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son Fred Nugent; daughter Trudy Nugent; brothers Pete and Charles; sisters Frances, Virgina “Punk”, Mae, Polly and Pat.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Peter Nugent and wife Linda, Gayleen Nugent, Becky Gattis and husband Randy and Kitti Scrantz and husband Kevin and many other family and friends

Obituary: Darrell Lee Starks

Darrell Lee Starks
Darrell Lee Starks

Darrell Lee Starks, 60, of Gun Barrel City, was born on Nov. 12, 1953 in Dallas to the home of Glenn Edward Starks and Barbara Joyce Spradlings. He passed away on May 10, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his parents Glenn E. Starks and Barbara Starks.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Heather Marie Starks and brothers Roy Starks and Glenn Starks, Jr. and many other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held noon Saturday, May 17, 2013 at Moorhead Epps Chapel officiated by Bro. Frank Rayna under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home.