Obituary: Naomi ‘Nana’ Harton Henning Cogdell

Naomi “Nana” Harton Henning Cogdell

Naomi “Nana” Harton Henning Cogdell went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ March 7, 2013.

She was born May 28, 1919 in Anderson County to the late Clinton Walker and Ethel Gertrude Wright Harton. In 1936, Naomi married Willard D. Henning. They lived in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. When Willard passed away in 1959 Naomi moved with her daughter, Ethelene, back to Athens. Naomi went to beauty school and became a hair dresser. In 1967 Naomi married Bill “Papa” Cogdell. They were married until his death in 2008. Naomi and Bill were active members of First Baptist Church. They won yard of the month two times.

Naomi and Bill had a strong sense of community. If there was a need from a neighbor or friend, she wouldn’t just bring a dish, but prepare the whole meal. Nana and Papa had a special spot in their hearts for their lovely great-granddaughter, Courtnie Lynn, always preparing her favorite holiday food, Chop Suey.

Mrs. Cogdell is preceded in death by her two husbands Willard Henning and Bill Cogdell; sisters, Captola Turlington and husband Jerome and Dorothy Marie Harton.

Survivors include daughter, Ethelene Herrington, Plano; grandchildren Rob Herrington and wife Krystal, Plano, Rhonda Herrington, Grand Island, Nebraska; and very special great-granddaughter, Courtnie Lynn Herrington, Athens; brother, C. W. Harton and wife Lora, Cross Roads; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in Athens Cemetery.

If desired, memorials may be made to Henderson County Food Pantry, P O Box 2062, Athens, Texas 75751.

Obituary: Brenda Hogan Boyd

Services for Brenda Hogan Boyd, 62, of Athens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Gerald Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Boyd died March 7, 2013 in Athens.

She was born Feb. 3, 1951 in Merkel to the late Amos Jackson and Ella Ray Walter. After receiving her high school accredidation, Brenda earned a degree as a Registered Nurse from Trinity Valley Community College. She served as a nurse at University of Texas Medical Branch in Palestine and was a nurse manager for Austin State School. Brenda had been a resident of Athens 20 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers David Morris, Stanley Morris; sisters Rosie Chase, Joyce Boan, Jean Holte.

Survivors include husband of five years James Alan Boyd, Athens; son Scott Harbuck and wife Tamey, Raeford, North Carolina; brothers Larry Morris, Trent, Clifton Morris; sister Anna Mae Bren.

Visitation for family and friends will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Obituary: Christie Sarrett

Christie Sarrett of Malakoff passed away on March 6, 2013 at the age of 51.

Christie was born on Sept. 7, 1961 in Dallas to James Works and Marlene Hanson Works.

She is survived by her parents; son, William and wife Samantha Sarrett; daughters, Brandy and husband Allen Coonrod and Rachel Gatlin; special companion Scooter; sisters, Terri and husband Kenneth Harper and Carol and husband Clifton Dunn; grandchildren, Isaac, Marrisa, Halie, Dalton, Trinity, Charity, Zabelah and Arian; great-grandchild, Isaac Jr.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff and service to follow at 2 p.m.

Obituary: Patricia ‘Patty’ Murry

Memorial services for Patricia “Patty” Murry, 64, Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday March 10, 2013 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Curry officiating.

Patricia died Wednesday, March 6, in Athens.

She was born Sept. 13, 1948 in Dallas to the late Sidney Sylvester and Martha Adele Nelson Johnson. Patricia had been a resident of Athens for the past 28 years and was a member of Lake Athens Baptist Church. She was very active in her church and participated in as many activities as she could. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband James H. Murry Sept. 5, 2001.

Survivors include her son James H. Murry Jr., Athens; stepson Jason Murry, Mesquite; stepdaughters Melissa Eaton, Sharon , Pennsylvania, Cynthia Murry, Mesquite; five grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lake Athens Baptist Church, 5151 FM 2495 Athens, Texas 75751.

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Obituary: Mickey Parker

Mickey Parker
Mickey Parker

Funeral services for Mickey Parker, 65, of Murchison are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Rock Hill Baptist Church with Reverends Robert Welch, Bill Watson and Dan Bristow officiating.

Burial will follow in Leagueville Cemetery.

Mr. Parker died Thursday, March 7, in Tyler.

He was born Aug. 22, 1947 in Athens to the late Herman Lloyd and Nell Earline Jordan Parker and spent most of his life in the Murchison and Brownsboro area. Mickey graduated from Brownsboro High School in 1965. He attended East Texas State University in Commerce where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts then his Masters degree. He retired from Brownsboro Independent School District after 25 plus years of service. Mickey was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and had volunteered as a Christian counselor for many years in Tyler. He was an avid sports fan. He loved playing golf and woodworking. Mickey was a loving husband, father and loved spending time with his granddaughter Abby.

He was preceded in death by infant daughter Kristi Leigh Parker in 1975.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years Annette Parker, Murchison; daughters Angie Loyette Scalco and husband Vince, Longview, Heather Parker VanCleave, Austin; brothers Jerrol Parker and wife Beth, Richard Parker and wife Sharon, both of Brownsboro; sisters Lynn Benton and husband Homer, Murchison, Rhonda Westbrook and husband Bill, Hallsville; granddaughter Abby Grace VanCleave, Austin and numerous niece and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tony Mayfield, Eric Parker, Jordan Parker, John Westbrook, Joey Westbrook, Jon Hardin, Matt Hardin, Sam Hardin, Derek Hardin, and Caleb Hardin.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 10768 CR 3405, Brownsboro, Texas 75756.

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