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.”
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”
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.