Obituary: Joy Faye Wood

Joy Faye Wood passed away on September 17, 2017, at the age of 94. She was born on March 25, 1923, to the late Earl and Nellie Stockard.

Joy was raised in the Bethel community near Athens, Texas, and went on to marry Henry Eugene (Piney) Wood. A member of the “Greatest Generation” that overcame the struggles of the Great Depression and helped win World War II, she worked in an aircraft factory for the P-51 fighter plane while Piney was away in Europe in the Normandy invasion and fighting in France. Following the war, she and Piney welcomed two children, Dan and Sue, who now live in College Station and Humble, respectively. Joy and Piney settled in Pasadena, Texas, where she served her family as a housewife until returning to school in the late 1960’s. She graduated from LVN school and retired from nursing after 20 years. Joy had a true passion for gardening and grandchildren, and her retired years were filled with both. She was a true nurturer who was so very proud of her family and always made sure they knew just how proud she was. She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church in Pasadena until she relocated to College Station in recent years. Joy loved the Lord and always enjoyed studying her Bible.

She was preceded in death by her beloved Piney, parents Nellie and Earl, brothers, George and Carrol “Pete” Stockard and sister, Addie Weeze Stockard. Survivors include her son, Dan Wood, and wife, Pat; daughter, Sue Stuber, and husband, Charles; grandchildren, Dana Wood Teaford, Nathan Wood, Lori Stuber Freshour and Lendi Stuber; 9 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter due to arrive in October.

The family sincerely thanks the wonderful caregivers and staff at the Isle at Watercrest, Bryan, Texas for their loving care of our Nonnie in recent years.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Autrys Carroll-lehr Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Obituary: June Rounsavall

Funeral services for June Rounsavall, 82, of LaRue are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Robbie Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Ms. Rounsavall passed away September 19, 2017 in Malakoff, Texas.

Evelyn June Rounsavall was born June 30, 1935 in Brownsboro, Texas the daughter of William Franklin Fipps and Millie Hutchins Fipps. June married the late William Arthur Rounsavall on June 28, 1952 and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, canning and fishing; but her true love was her grandchildren. Nanny’s most precious moments were spent with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister who will be missed by the many lives she touched.

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Cooking Well with Diabetes class scheduled

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Diabetes is a growing issue in America that is affecting more and more people every day. Living with diabetes can be challenging and confusing. Trying to figure out what you can and cannot eat can present a challenge when you are not sure of the facts regarding diabetes self-care and management. Cooking Well with Diabetes is a fun, interactive cooking school that was designed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to help people with people with diabetes and anyone who prepares food for them.

The four-lesson series will be presented September 26, October 3, October 17, and October 24, 2017 at Ash Baptist Church located at 8613 FM 1616 in Athens, Texas. The classes start at 6:00 pm and will conclude at 8:00 pm. The cost of the classes is a one-time registration fee of $25. Topics will include recognizing carbohydrates in recipes and using sweeteners effectively, making recipes with fat better for you, reducing sodium and increasing fiber, and special event recipes that are both healthy and delicious. These interactive classes will include research based information, delicious diabetes friendly recipe demonstrations and tastings, as well as drawings for various door prizes.

For more information or to register for the classes, contact the Henderson County Extension office at 903-675-6130 or email Henderson County Extension Agent for Family and Community Health, Carolyn Tyler at Carolyn.Tyler@ag.tamu.edu. Registration in advance is required to participate in these informative classes.

Obituary: Gerald King

Funeral services for Gerald King 82, Athens have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday September 20, 2017 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Erick Graham officiating.

Burial will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mr. King passed away Friday evening in Athens.

He was born August 2, 1935 in Malakoff to the late Evans David and Gladys Marie Angel King. He was a longtime resident of Athens. He was a truck driver and worked for Curtis Mathes and Harvey Industries for numerous years. He then became an Independent operator for eight years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed being outside and loved to tend to his cows. He will be missed by his family and friends.

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CCL Chamber taking applications for Leadership Class

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Leadership Cedar Creek Lake, class of 2017-2018, sponsored by the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is forming a new class for the eleventh year. The purpose of leadership classes of this type is to develop new community leaders and enhance the skills and community awareness of existing leaders, plus teach techniques to become better team players and to form bonds in business, civic, and personal dealings. Participants in these classes graduate better prepared to take on the role as members of boards of directors and in elected positions such as city council and school boards.

Chamber President Jo Ann Hanstrom said, “We’ve always purposefully keep the cost low ($350) for our classes without compromising content.” She went on to explain that the chamber’s Leadership program is planned to keep the time away from work to around three hours, one day a month and experience has shown that this works nicely for their class size.”

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