Obituary: Paul DeLoy Clanton Jr.

Paul DeLoy Clanton Jr.
Paul DeLoy Clanton Jr.

Funeral services for Paul DeLoy Clanton Jr., 78, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eugene Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Malakoff Cemetery in Malakoff.

Mr. Clanton went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Tyler.

Paul DeLoy Clanton Jr. was born July 30, 1934 in Henderson County, the son of Paul DeLoy Clanton Sr. and Mamie Ethel Stogner Clanton. He was devout Christian man who loved teaching Bible study. Paul devoted his entire career to law enforcement, retiring as TLE Captain for the Texas Department of Public Safety and then later serving as Chief Deputy of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office. He was an avid outdoorsman Continue reading “Obituary: Paul DeLoy Clanton Jr.”

Obituary: Elvis Glynn ‘Ben’ Thomas

Elvis Glynn “Ben” Thomas
Elvis Glynn “Ben” Thomas

Funeral services for Ben Thomas, 70, of Palestine are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Carroll Springs Methodist Church with Rev. Steven Newcomb officiating. Burial will follow at Carroll Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas passed away in the company of his family on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Palestine.

Elvis Glynn “Ben” Thomas was born Jan. 30, 1943 in Anderson County, the son of John Gifford Thomas and Mollie Irene Cummings. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He had a special place in his heart for his dogs, Little Bit and Maggie Baby. Ben always enjoyed visiting with his family and in his latter years his great nephews Colton and Jacob. He would ask when are “the boys” coming. He loved watching them play in the yard and making paper airplanes and Continue reading “Obituary: Elvis Glynn ‘Ben’ Thomas”

Obituary: Leonard ‘Len’ Earl Patterson, Jr.

Leonard “Len” Earl Patterson Jr.
Leonard “Len” Earl Patterson Jr.

Leonard “Len” Earl Patterson, Jr., 71, passed away from this earth to awake in the presence of his heavenly father. Mr. Patterson passed away on May 27, 2013 in Tyler. He was a resident of the Lakewood Edition in Trinidad.

Len was born in New Orleans, La. on Sept. 22, 1941 to Leonard Earl Patterson Sr. and Yvonne Vix Patterson.

Mr. Patterson has been a minister for over 40 years. During his years of ministry he pastored many churches with his wife, Janet, by his side. He served as a chaplain for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a proud member of this organization.

Len is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Earl Patterson Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janet Myers Patterson; mother, Continue reading “Obituary: Leonard ‘Len’ Earl Patterson, Jr.”

Obituary: Donnie Jack Green

Donnie Jack Green, 74, of Mabank was born on Nov. 28, 1938 in Dallas to the home of Millard Philmore Green and Opal Hancock Green, and passed away on May 27, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Dickie Green.

Left to cherish his memory are his spouse Paula Green; children Maria Bates, Elsa King and Continue reading “Obituary: Donnie Jack Green”

Obituary: Sandra Pauline Skinner McDonald Tregre

Sandra Pauline Skinner McDonald Tregre, 77, of Gun Barrel City was born on March 1, 1936 to the home of Harry and Beartha Skinner and passed away in on May 27, 2013 in Kaufman.

Sandra was a nun for the order of Mt. Saint Scholastica and taught art for over 20 years. She was a skilled sculptress and was commissioned to do a statue of Hank Williams and Lefty Frizell which is in Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband C. D. “Doug” McDonald; second husband Gene Tregre; and sister Gil Thompson.

She is survived by stepson Doug McDonald, Jr.; godson Collin McDonald; brother Ed Skinner and brother-in-law Jim Thompson and other family members and many friends.

Rosary services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City. Mass Of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City.

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