Obituary: Shirley Ann Reschke

Shirley Ann Reschke
Shirley Ann Reschke

Funeral services for Shirley Ann Reschke, 65, of Athens were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. George Folmar officiating.  Burial followed at Carroll Springs Cemetery.

She passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Athens.

Shirley was born April 13, 1947 in Terrell, Texas the daughter of Robert Edgar Williams and Lillian Geneva Hunt Williams.  She was a Baptist and a devoted homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking, canning and making pies.  She spent much of her time outdoors planting flowers and gardening.  Granny loved playing games with her grand kids.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and will be greatly missed by all those she touched.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons; Robert V. Reschke, Jerry Don Reschke II, and a granddaughter Frances “Sissy” Myers.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Jerry Don Reschke Sr., of the home, her children; Deborah and husband Johnny Myers of Mesquite,TX,  April and husband Charles (Bubba) Brewer Jr. of Tennessee Colony, TX, Jodi and husband Wesley Richmon of Athens, J.D. and wife Lucy Reschke of Athens, one sister, four brothers, nine grandchildren; Amanda Michelle Richmon, Cassie LeAnn Strange, Johnny H. Myers III, James Frank Myers, Cody Wayne Brewer, Beau Brent Brewer, Justin F. Richmon, Shane G. Richmon, William James Strange, five great-grandchildren; James Frank Myers Jr., Johnny Colton Myers, Jason Kyle Barberee Jr., Makayla Mendoza, Makyla Mendoza and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Johnny H. Myers III, James Frank Myers, Cody Wayne Brewer, Beau Brent Brewer, Justin F. Richmon, Shane G. Richmon, and William James Strange.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Jerry Reschke Memorial Fund at Citizens State Bank in Athens, account #67169410.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

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Obituary: Edith Owens Mayfield

Edith Owens Mayfield
Edith Owens Mayfield

Services for Edith Owens Mayfield, 94, Brownsboro are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Barton’s Chapel Assembly of God Church with Rev. Terry Thomison, Rev. Sherman Mayfield and Rev. Jon Parker officiating.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mayfield died March 28, 2013 in Chandler.

She was born Aug. 26, 1918 in the Barton’s Chapel Community to the late Cicero Witt and Lillian Eliza Cantrell Corley. She was a graduate of Brownsboro High School and a member of Barton’s Chapel Assembly of God Church. Edith formerly was a devoted volunteer at the Department of Human Services in Tyler.

In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by first husband Vernon Owens; late husband Herman Mayfield; daughter Karen Owens Duensburger; son Billy Clyde Owens; sons-in-law Bobby Masters, Dudly Newbill’ brothers Warren Corley, Drayton “Buck” Corley; and sisters Elvie Carroll and Mary Lovy.

Survivors include daughters Ann Newbill, Jan Masters, Tami Mason and husband John, all of Murchison; son Mickey Owens and wife Brenda, Brookland; stepson Sherman Mayfield, Whitehouse; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Chance Collins, Justin Mason, Collin Mason, Landon Mason, Aaron Arthur, John Mason and Ben Owens.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Obituary: Mike Hutchison

Mike Hutchison
Mike Hutchison

Funeral services for Mike Hutchison, 62, of Mabank will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Mabank. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.

Mike Hutchison was born on Sept. 8, 1950 in Kaufman to the home of Jessie and Marie (Heffington) Hutchison, and passed away on March 26, 2013 in Tyler.

For the first 50 years of his life he lived within one block of the house in which he grew up. He graduated from Mabank High School in 1969. While still in high school he worked for Hyde’s Furniture in downtown Mabank and stayed there for 28 years until it closed in the early 2000s. He spent seven years working at Groom and Son Hardware until he found his niche in insurance. At the time of his death, he was working at McAfee Insurance in downtown Mabank.

Hutch served six years on the Mabank ISD Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2000 and 13 years on the HCAD Board.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Reba Morton; brothers Jerry Dewayne Hutchison and Jess, Jr. Hutchison.

Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life, Janice, whom he married on June 16, 1989 and his children Stephanine Stewart and husband Chris of Scurry, Kristen Meine of Gun Barrel City, Brad Harris and wife Stacy of Longview, Lisa Burton and husband Eric of Burleson; sisters Martha LaRue and husband Mike of Mabank, and Patricia Cope of Arkansas; 11 grandkids, numerous nieces, nephews and many many friends.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2013 from at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home.

Obituary: Norma Ruth Hathcock Ashton

Services for Norma Ruth Hathcock Ashton, 83, of Eustace are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday March 29, 2013 at Assembly of God in Eustace with Rev. Tim Howard and Rev. Sam Jock officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Moorehead Melton Cemetery, Eustace.

She passed away March 26, 2013 in Athens.

Mrs. Ashton was born Feb. 4, 1930 in Rhome to Joe and Pearl Cornelius Hathcock.

She was a founding member of First Assembly of God in Eustace. Norma served as a teacher and secretary treasurer in the church. She was a seamstress at Malouf’s in Wills Point and at numerous other factories. Norma enjoyed her soaps, traveling, dancing, and befriending people of all ages. She was a very loving, kind and compassionate mother and enjoyed her grandchildren.

Surviving are daughter, Linda and Jimmy Squires of Dallas; son, James Dennis Ashton of Eustace; daughter, Jan Dockery of Eustace; grandson, Jason Shirey of Dallas; granddaughter, Alicia Renee Ashton of Nacogdoches; granddaughter, Jaydie LeAnn Ashton and Bryan Buchanan of Commerce; great-granddaughter, Skyla Raynn Buchanan of Commerce.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, J.D. Ashton, Sisters, Essie Mae, Oleta Ray Hale, & Edna Sue Roberts York, Brother, J.R. Hathcock.

Pallbearers are Bryan Buchanan, Joe Ashton, Michael Ashton, Gary Roberts, Wesley Preston, and Mike McManus.

Family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.