Obituary: Brody Hopson

Brody Hopson
Brody Hopson

A celebration of life for Brody Hopson, 28, Athens is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel.

Brody died Saturday, June 29, 2013.

He was born Feb. 2, 1985 in Athens to Steven Trent and Alicia Kaye Gordon Hopson. Brody attended high school in Garland at Naaman Forest High School. He was a member of the Cossack M.C. and was employed with Jake’s Fireworks the past eight years. Brody called Athens his home the past several years.

He was preceded in death by his brother Taylor Gage Hopson, USMC; grandmother Helen Grider Gage; great-grandparents G. C. and Mary Ted Pool; mother-in-law Iris Faye Lane; cousins Benjamin and Joseph Bacon.

Survivors include the love of his life Christine Lane, Athens; children Bradley, Ollie and Josephine; mother Alicia Knauf and husband Jon, Garland; father Steven Hopson and wife Angela, Sanger; brothers Jon Conner, Garland, Trent Hopson and Dakota Hopson; sister Kimberlin Hopson, all of Sanger; grandparents Dolores and Continue reading “Obituary: Brody Hopson”

Obituary: Loreta Faye Jones

Loreta Faye Jones
Loreta Faye Jones

Memorial services for Loreta Faye Jones, 78, Brownsboro are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Brownsboro with Brother Buddy Powell and Larry McDaniel.

Mrs. Jones passed away on June 25 at her residence in Brownsboro.

She was born Aug. 30, 1934 in Brownsboro to the late Jacob and Chloe Anther Brown.

Loreta was a graduate of Brownsboro High School and a lifelong resident of Brownsboro. She married Bill Stone in her early 20’s and was married for 15 y ears when he passed away. They had two children, Robert Stone and Laurie Stone. She married again to George Jones on September 5, 1972 and he already had two daughters.

Loreta was very involved with her family and community. She was a long time member at First United Methodist Church, Brownsboro. She always wore a Continue reading “Obituary: Loreta Faye Jones”

Obituary: David ‘Poppy’ Beavers

David 'Poppy' Beavers
David ‘Poppy’ Beavers

Funeral services for David “Poppy” Beavers, 74, of Athens have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Living for the Brand Cowboy Church with Bro. Dale Perry officiating.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Beavers died Wednesday, June 26, in Tyler.

He was born July 20, 1938 in Delwin to the late Samuel Eugene and Bessie Lee Lerrmon Beavers. After serving in the U S Navy, David worked in the oil field industry in Pampa. He then went to work for Yellow Freight Company from 1965 until retiring in 1980. He married Mary Jo Carrigan in Amarillo November 25, 1971. They moved to Athens in 1982 and David operated M. J. Mowing Service until his death. He and Mary are members of the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church of Athens and have been active members Continue reading “Obituary: David ‘Poppy’ Beavers”

Obituary: Roberto Zavala

Roberto Zavala
Roberto Zavala

Funeral services for Roberto Zavala, 80, of Athens are scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013 and a funeral mass is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2013 at the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Athens. Burial will follow at Athens Cemetery in Athens.

Mr. Zavala passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Tyler.

Roberto was born April 20, 1933 in Monte Escobedo, Zacatecas Mexico the son of Jesus Zavala and Maria Gandara Zavala. He was a hardworking man who loved his family. He enjoyed farming and spent countless hours making toothpicks. “Welito” was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Mr. Zavala was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Juan Antonio Zavala; and two brothers, Alfredo and Eustolia Zavala.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Maria Socorro Miranda Zavala; five daughters, Rosario Z. deCastillo of Piedras Negras, Mexico, Antonia Z. Herrera of Jacksonville, Texas, Felicitas Z. Castaneda of Athens, Lilia Z. Rojas of Denver, Colo., Azucena Z. Carranza of Athens; four sons, Jose de Jesus Zavala of Athens, Reynaldo Zavala of Athens, Roberto Zavala Continue reading “Obituary: Roberto Zavala”

Obituary: Woodrow Wilson Ford, Jr.

Woodrow Wilson Ford, Jr.
Woodrow Wilson Ford, Jr.

Services for Woodrow Wilson Ford, Jr., 74, Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Bro. Joe Hall officiating.

Mr. Ford went to be with the Lord June 24, 2013 in Athens.

He was born Aug. 19, 1938 in Monterey, Tenn. to the late Woodrow Wilson and Waltha Elizabeth Conley Ford. Woodrow served a 29-year tenure at Curtis Mathes Manufacturing/Harvey Industries. After retiring Woodrow enjoyed spending winters fishing at Port Aransas. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and served four years in the United States Navy.

Survivors include his wife Raquel Jaure Ford, Raquel and Woodrow celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 4, 2013; daughter Rachel Rushing and husband Gary, Lawton, Okla.; son Woodrow Wilson Continue reading “Obituary: Woodrow Wilson Ford, Jr.”