Obituary: Eric Pedroza

Eric Pedroza, 40, of Athens, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Tyler after a courageous battle with cancer.

A private memorial service for Mr. Pedroza will be held on a later date.

Eric Sergio Pedroza was born September 7, 1977 in Tlateloco, Mexico City, Mexico the son of Jesus Pedroza and Silvia Martinez Pedroza. He was a hard-working, self-employed man who spent most of his life in construction. He loved grilling out, watching San Diego Chargers football and was an accomplished bodybuilder. He spent every moment he could with his precious family as they were the love of his life. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and cousin who will be missed by many.

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Obituary: Bill Martin

Funeral services for Bill Martin 82, Eustace have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday September 22, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church, Athens with Pastor Seth Davidson officiating.

Burial will follow at 4 Mile Lutheran Cemetery, Prairieville, Texas under the direction of Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Bill passed away Tuesday afternoon peacefully at home.

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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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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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