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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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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Obituary: Verna Louise Martin

Verna Louise Martin of Athens passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. She was born in Pampa, Texas on September 16, 1929 to Earl and Verna Marie Barnard. She was an educator for 40 years and finished her career as a recruiter at Tyler Junior College. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Edward Martin, her parents, & brother Duane Barnard.

She is survived by her son; James Martin and wife Lynda; grandchildren: Maegan Martin, Chayce Martin, Dewayne Stewart, Melanie Montgomery; 5 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Shirley Barnard; Nieces and Nephews: David Barnard & wife Teresa, Sherri Stone & husband Tim, Darrell Barnard & wife Emily.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Monday, July 24, 2017 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Fondren officiating. A private family interment will follow at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Obituary: Marjorie King Cochran

Marjorie King Cochran of Malakoff went to be with the Lord on 18th of July, 2017.

Marjorie was born August 31, 1931 in Burnt Prairie, IL. Her devotion to her family, community, church and friends was the focus of her life. Marjorie was a master at listening, teaching, telling amazing stories and making you feel good. She also was a devoted follower of the Trinity Valley Community College Choral Department. Marjorie was married to Stewart Benson Cochran, the love of her life for 52 years. Together, Stewart and Marjorie were a spectacular team.

Marjorie received her Masters Degree from San Diego State University. Marjorie was involved in numerous organizations and was an avid animal lover. Marjorie started teaching in 1955 is the San Diego city schools where she won many teaching awards. Her interests included rescuing dogs, bible study groups, listening to big band music of the 40’s, and touring the country in the motor-home with her husband. Marjorie is survived by her husband Stewart Benson Cochran, her son Douglas Benson Cochran, her two grandchildren, Karsen Cochran, and Tanner Benson Cochran. Additionally her sister and brother in-law, Pamela and Charles LLewellyn.

Visitation service will be held at Autry- Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Services will be at First Presbyterian Church of Athens, on Monday, July 24 at 11 a.m.