Obituary: Former Henderson County Sheriff Charlie Fields, Jr.

Charlie Fields, Jr.
Charlie Fields, Jr.

Graveside services for Charlie Fields, Jr., 89, of Athens are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the auspices of Henderson County Peace Officers Honor Guard. Dr. Bill Pemberton will officiate.

Charlie died March 2, 2013 in Athens.

He was born July 1, 1923 in Chandler to Charlie Lester Fields, Sr. and Mineola Shelton Fields. He married Katy Bob Barton May 10, 1945 and was Sheriff of Henderson County from 1978 until his retirement in 1986. Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Henderson County.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years Katy Fields, Athens; son Charlie Barton Fields, Georgetown, Kentucky; grandson Barton Anderson Fields, Honolulu, Hawaii; granddaughter Sara Alexandra Fields, Ogden, Utah and sister Betty Killeen, Athens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Braswell and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Obituary: Carol Yvonne Hale

Carol Yvonne Hale, 71, of Kemp was born on Oct. 6, 1941 in Snyder, Texas to the home of Leonard Roy Gill and Valerie German. She passed away in Cedar Hill, Texas on March 3, 2013.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ronald Gene Hale.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Cheryl Standridge, Rhonda Webb and husband Shawn; sisters, Ellen Jarnigan, and Eloise Gill; grandchildren, Zachary Standridge, Miranda Webb and Marissa Webb; and many other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Moorhead Epps Memorial Chapel with burial following at Mankin Cemetery, Trinidad, under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home.

Obituary: Betty Jo Surratt Bone

Graveside services and interment Betty Jo Surratt Bone, 84, of Athens are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, under the Pavilion at Post Oak Cemetery, Athens, with Rev. R.C. Bettz officiating and under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Mrs. Bone died Friday, March 1, 2013 at Park Highland Nursing Home, Athens.

She was a retired nurses aide that had worked numerous years at Park Highland Nursing Home.

Preceding Mrs. Bone in death is her husband Charles Bone; two sons, Philip James Bone and David Elishia Bone; son-in-law Earl Parker; and Gene McAbee.

She is survived by her daughters, Doris Parker, Dallas, Linda McAbee, Athens, Shelley Riggins, Athens, Francis Bone, Dallas; sons, Charles “Buddy” Bone and wife Ruby of Gun Barrel City, Kenneth Bone, Athens, Robbie Bone and wife Debra of Athens; numerous wonderful grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and nephews and nieces as well as a host of friends.

Obituary: Joe B. Jansen

Joe B. Jansen of Athens passed away on Feb. 28, 2013 at the age of 85. He was born on Oct. 10, 1927 in Port Neches to Arthur and Marvis Barker Jansen.

He is survived by his two daughters, Anita Jansen and husband Steven Pishki of Richmond, Va., and
Jo McGuire of Corsicana; grandchildren Kelly and Leah McCray; great-grandchild, Sofia Paris.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Louise Jansen; brother Neil Jansen.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Interment will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.

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Obituary: Ruenell Eloise Hegwood

Ruenell Eloise Hegwood
Ruenell Eloise Hegwood

A memorial service for Ruenell Eloise Hegwood, 86, of Athens, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Central Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Gibbs officiating.

She passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Athens.

Ruenell was born June 20, 1926 in Arlington, Texas to John Jay and Ann Eason Jay. She was employed as an inspector for Justin Boot Company and loved travelling, gardening, and enjoying time with friends. Ruenell was a member of Central Baptist Church in Athens.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Ruenell is survived by husband Gordon Hegwood of Cross Roads; children Joe Ford and wife Alicia of N. Richland Hills, Ginny Stockton of Cross Roads, Gene Ford of Athens, Rocky Ford of Athens; two step-children, Charles Johnson and wife Sue of Flint, Fred Hegwood and wife Sandra of Mercedes, Calif.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.