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Obituary: H. Darlene Adair Turlington

H. Darlene Adair Turlington (82) of Brownsboro, Texas was swept up by angels and delivered to her Lord and Savior on June 10, 2018. Darlene had been a resident at Green Oaks Rehab & Nursing since June 2014 fighting the horrible disease Alzheimer’s stripping her of her precious memories, but not her love of music. She came alive again if she heard gospel, C&W, and her FAVORITE, ELVIS and would sing along remembering the words.

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Four more charged for illegal dumping

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Last week, four more individuals were caught and charged with illegal dumping in Henderson County. Ladonna Harned of Malakoff was caught dumping on CR 1220, James White of Eustace was caught dumping on CR 1408, Casey Kirklin of Mesquite was caught dumping on Esquire Estates Road and Caitlin Orcutt of Athens was caught dumping on CR 1500.

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Masonic Youth donate water to GBC Fire Department

The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls donated cases of bottled water to the Gun Barrel City Fire Department on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The girls noted how much they appreciate the firemen’s service to our community, and look forward to future projects honoring them.

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Obituaries: Nancy Louise Peterson Strain

Nancy Louise Peterson Strain was born August 29, 1926 in Oak Park, IL., she passed away on July 13, 2018 in Tyler, Texas.

Nancy is survived by her beloved husband Robert Wood Strain, Athens, her step children, Robert, Jr. (Mary) Kensington, CT, John (Laura) Naperville, IL, and Lisa (Fred) Paine Fairport, NY, 5 step-grandchildren, Robert III, Thomas, Kathleen, Kelly, Alison, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Leonard and Anna Marie Peterson, and her siblings and their spouses, Phyllis Rathbun, Helen Pfaff, and Leonard (Pete) Peterson.

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Obituary: Olly Bass

Funeral services for Olly Bass, 97, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Sand Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Erick Graham officiating. Interment will follow at Shelby Chapel Cemetery in Athens.

Olly G. Bass passed away on July 11, 2018 in Athens.

Olly Gude Bass Jr. was born October 9, 1920 in Athens, Texas the son of Olly G. Bass Sr. and Etta Hawkins Bass. He was a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church. Olly proudly served in the Army Air Corps from December 22, 1942 to March 8, 1946 and was honorably discharged as a SGT. He worked as a construction inspector for TX DOT for over 27 years, enjoyed farming (cattle) and gardening, especially growing tomatoes, corn, and peas. Grandad loved his children, grandchildren and will be missed by many.

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