Obituary: Frances Wilcox

Frances Wilcox
Frances Wilcox

Graveside Services for Frances Wilcox, 77, of Brownsboro are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Carroll Springs Cemetery near Athens with Pastor Terry Thomison officiating.

Mrs. Wilcox went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Chandler.

Frances Sleeta Wilcox was born July 20, 1935 in Malakoff, the daughter of Willie Jackson Baker and Lillie Rose Giles Baker. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Brownsboro and took pride in being a true woman of God. Her two true loves were reading her Bible and spending time with her family. Frances was a loving Continue reading “Obituary: Frances Wilcox”

Obituary: Lois Harris

Lois Harris
Lois Harris

Lois Harris, 77, of Malakoff passed away on May 22, 2013 in Athens. Lois was born Oct. 20, 1935 to Ancil Marion and Beaulah Irene Morrison.

Lois was a lifetime resident in the Malakoff area. She was very active in the community. She wrapped her life and love around her children and grandchildren. She had many little sayings that she loved to tell to show her love such as “I love you little, I love you big, I love you like a little pig.” She was always present at school functions cheering them on in all their activities. Lois loved to travel and never met a stranger.

Lois is leaves a beautiful legacy of those who are survived by her children, Reba Nichols, Janet and Continue reading “Obituary: Lois Harris”

Obituary: Barney Kenneth Slaton

Barney Kenneth Slaton
Barney Kenneth Slaton

Funeral services for Barney Kenneth Slaton, 78, Athens is scheduled for noon Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time.

Mr. Slaton passed away May 17, 2013 in his hometown of Athens where he was born Feb. 9, 1935 to the late Taylor Columbus and Lillian Marguerite Clampett Slaton. He worked in construction 25 years as a backhoe operator. Kenneth loved his family and friends, NASCAR races and country music.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jerry Don Slaton, Gary R. Slaton, sister Betty Sue Slaton.

Survivors include daughters, Terry Cook, Continue reading “Obituary: Barney Kenneth Slaton”

Obituary: Patsy J. Rowland

Services for Patsy J. Rowland will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Visitation will be from 6-8 Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the funeral home.

Patsy was born March 12, 1934 in Ryan, Okla. to Thurman and Lucille “Roberts” Mitchell.

She died in Athens May 18, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billie Gene Rowland; grandson, Billy Sapp; granddaughter, Rosie Steele.

She is survived by her daughters, Becky Sapp and Tracey Nichols; son, Rick Rowland and wife Paula; sister, Shirley Rawlinson; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Obituary: Velma Keeton

Velma Keeton
Velma Keeton

Services for Velma Keeton, 94, Mesquite, formerly of Athens are scheduled for noon Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating.

Private burial will follow in Concord Cemetery near Zavalla in Angelina County.

Mrs. Keeton died May 16, 2013 in Mesquite.

She was born Sept. 25, 1918 in Fort Worth to the late Ezra and Mamie Kinsey Johnson. Mrs. Keeton was raised in Athens and moved away in 1942.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lloyd Keeton in 1974.

Survivors include her son Jimmie R. Keeton, Mesquite; granddaughters, Cheri Deann Carr and husband Scott, Burleson, Tracy Marie Brock and husband Darin, Waco; great-grandchildren Lindsay, Courtney and Caleb Carr, Samuel and Owen Brock.

In lieu of flowers family requests memorials be made to Concord Cemetery, ATTN: Molina Courtney, 242 East Main, Zavalla Texas 75980.