Obituary: Norman Elsworth Jewett

Norman Elsworth Jewett of Mabank passed away on June 9, 2013 at the age of 68.

Norman was born in Casa Grande, Ariz. on March 8,1945 to Woodrow E. and Estelle Fouse Jewett. He was a member of Aley Family Worship Center in Seven Points and was a member of the VFW in Seven Points.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Hoosier and Sherry Lish; grandchildren, R-Jay and Andrew Hoosier, Travis Lish, Brandy Litterell; brother-in-law, Jake K. and wife Rita Neal; sister-in-law, Joyce Neal and lots of friends and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Stella Jewett, brothers, Jack and Dean Jewett.

Services are pending at a later date under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.

Obituary: Mickey Bennett Smith

Mickey Bennett Smith
Mickey Bennett Smith

A private family graveside service for Mickey Bennett Smith, 82, of Athens is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Ms. Smith passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2013 in Palestine, Texas.

Mickey was born Nov. 5, 1930 in Dallas, Texas the daughter of Robert Horace Whitley and Pearl Perry Whitley. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Brownsboro, having been a former pastor’s wife for many years. Mickey had a love for painting and art and enjoyed gardening. She also spent countless hours knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed getting the opportunity to dance, as this was one of her favorite activities. She was a former member of the Athens Art Club and the Red Hat Society. Mickey was a loving Continue reading “Obituary: Mickey Bennett Smith”

“Last Romance” gets second weekend


The Henderson County Performing Arts Center in conjunction with King Sand and Gravel Company, announces the second weekend of the romantic comedy “The Last Romance.” The show will run Thursday-Saturday, June 13-15, at 7:30 p.m. Above: Bernie Crudden (Carol) and George Guillot, Sr.(Ralph) share a laugh with Yoda (Peaches) in the final weekend of performances. Call 903-675-3908 for reservations or on line at (COURTESY PHOTO)

Obituary: John ‘Ike’ Miller

John 'Ike' Miller
John ‘Ike’ Miller

Services for John “Ike” Miller, 77, Athens were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at First Christian Church with Kern Railsback officiating. Burial followed in Athens Cemetery.

Mr. Miller died Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Athens.

He was born Oct. 5, 1935 in Athens to the late Hubert Harold and Cleo Odell Miller and was a resident of Athens all his life. John attended Athens High School. He retired from a 35 year tenure with Kelly Springfield in 1996 then retired as Director of Transportation for Athens Independent School District in 2010. He loved playing golf and going fishing. He was a lifetime member of First Christian Church.

John was preceded in death by brothers David Miller, Billy Raymond Miller and sister Peggy Stanford.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years Bettie Miller, Athens; son John Ike Miller, II and wife Beth Anne, Athens; daughters Karen Wright and Continue reading “Obituary: John ‘Ike’ Miller”

Obituary: Franklin Boyce, Sr.

Funeral services for Franklin Boyce Sr., 78, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Church of God in Athens with Rev. Chuck Hinton officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Athens.

Mr. Boyce went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 7, 2013 in Athens.

Franklin Boyce Sr. was born April 27, 1935 in Magnolia, Ark. the son of Eddie Boyce and Reece Lee Boyce. He was a member of the Church of God in Athens and was a devoted member. He was known as a hard working man that loved his family. Popa was a loving husband, father, grandfather and will be greatly missed Continue reading “Obituary: Franklin Boyce, Sr.”