Obituary: Lois Mildred Crutchfield

Graveside services for Lois M. Crutchfield, 77, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Owen Cemetery in Athens with Chaplain Susan Detweiler officiating.

Ms. Crutchfield went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Athens.

Lois Mildred Pearce Crutchfield was born May 18, 1935 in Kennard, Texas the daughter of Jim Pearce and Fannie Adell Bairfield Pearce. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Athens and was a true matriarch of her family. She worked until her retirement at Curtis Mathis in Athens. “Shorty Avers,” as her father called her, was a feisty woman who loved her family. She also truly loved her longtime companion, a Chihuahua named Angel. Granny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elvin “Biggon” Crutchfield; two sons, Clifford McKinnon, Jimmy McKinnon; and two sisters, Willa Mae Pearce and Gladys Pearce.

Lois is survived by her five children, Evelyn McKinnon of Athens, Elizabeth Faye Crutchfield of Athens, Gloria Jean Irvin and husband Danny of Athens, Loretta Crutchfield of LaRue, Allen McKinnon of Malakoff; one brother, Tommy Pearce and wife Lois of Dibbles, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; Elkon Crutchfield, Dakota Crutchfield, LaChance Crutchfield, Ashley McKinnon, Ray McKinnon, Angela McKinnon, Marilyn Crutchfield, Eva Crutchfield, Shayvonne DeLois Johnson and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held prior to the graveside services from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

Pallbearers will be Gene Julian, Tommy Chitty, Daniel Irvin , Joe Irvin, Danny Irvin, Ronnie Burden, Deke Crutchfield and Tracey Baggett.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

You may light a memorial candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com.

Obituary: Jeanne Self

Jeanne Self
Jeanne Self

Jeanne Self, 80, passed away and entered into the presence of her heavenly father on March 20, 2103.
Jeanne was born on Oct. 3, 1932 in Dallas to William F. and Pearl T. Hilderbrand Broyles.

She married Bill Self on June 16, 1973. She and Bill loved to travel. They were a part of the Volunteer Christian Builders and traveled with them for many years serving the Lord. They were faithful members of First Baptist Church, Malakoff.

Jeanne is survived by her husband, Bill Self; son Phillip Gentry; step-son Mitchell Self; sisters, Alma Euler, Helen Ragsdale, Francis Bass, Bill Broyles; sisters-in-law Mattie Broyles, Blanche Broyles and Earlene Self; grandchildren, Curtis Gentry, Shannon Lane, Stephanie Giesecke; and six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Pearl Broyles; brothers, Maurice Broyles, Sydney Broyles, Cecil Broyles, Alton Broyles; brothers-in-law, Houston Ragsdale, and Jim Bass; step-son Michael Self; and grandchild Amber Ray.

Visitation for Mrs. Self will be Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Malakoff, located on 200 West Mitcham Street. Service will be Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Bro. Casey Perry officiating. Interment will be at the Malakoff Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Gentry, Mitchell Self, Jim Gilfillan, Reagan Rogers, Travis Robertson, and Jim Day.

Obituary: Ray C. Hubbard

Ray C. Hubbard, 60, passed away on March 19, 2013 in Corsicana. Mr. Hubbard was born on Feb. 7, 1953 in Ralls, Texas to Anthony Y. and Louvenia Hornbuckle Hubbard.

Ray was a longtime member of Cedar Fork Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Luberta Kelly, Curtis Hubbard, Fretie Patrick, Willie B. Terrell, Senora Gasaway, Zola Womack, Lottie Livingston, Earnest Hubbard, and Percell Hubbard. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Ray is preceded in death by his parent,s Anthony and Louvenia Hubbard; brothers, RD Hubbard and, AY Hubbard Jr.; sisters, Louvenia Hubbard and Clara Kelly.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Fork Baptist Church, Trinidad. Service for Mr. Hubbard will be at 1 p.m. at Cedar Fork with Pastor Cory Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Trinidad.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Obituary: Lois Mildred Crutchfield

Lois Mildred Crutchfield
Lois Mildred Crutchfield

Graveside services for Lois M. Crutchfield, 77, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Owen Cemetery in Athens with Chaplain Susan Detweiler officiating.

Ms. Crutchfield went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Athens.

Lois Mildred Pearce Crutchfield was born May 18, 1935 in Kennard, Texas the daughter of Jim Pearce and Fannie Adell Bairfield Pearce. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Athens and was a true Matriarch of her family. She worked until her retirement at Curtis Mathis in Athens. “Shorty Avers” as her father called her was a feisty woman who loved her family. She also truly loved her longtime companion, a Chihuahua named Angel. Granny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elvin “Biggon” Crutchfield; two sons, Clifford McKinnon, Jimmy McKinnon; and two sisters, Willa Mae Pearce and Gladys Pearce.

Lois is survived by her five children, Evelyn McKinnon of Athens, Elizabeth Faye Crutchfield of Athens, Gloria Jean Irvin and husband Danny of Athens, Loretta Crutchfield of LaRue, Allen McKinnon of Malakoff; one brother, Tommy Pearce and wife Lois of Dibbles, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Elkon Crutchfield, Dakota Crutchfield, LaChance Crutchfield, Ashley McKinnon, Ray McKinnon, Angela McKinnon, Marilyn Crutchfield, Eva Crutchfield, Shayvonne DeLois Johnson and numerous great-grandchildren

Visitation will be held prior to the Graveside services from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

Pallbearers will be Gene Julian, Tommy Chitty, Daniel Irvin , Joe Irvin, Danny Irvin, Ronnie Burden, Deke Crutchfield and Tracey Baggett.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

You may light a memorial candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com.

Obituary: W. Gene Ketcham

W. Gene Ketcham
W. Gene Ketcham

W. Gene Ketcham , age 87 passed away on March 16, 2013 in Corsicana. Mr. Ketcham was born on Aug. 3, 1925 to Earnest Ethen and Nora B. Hines Ketcham in Pike County, Ohio.

Gene served our country in the Air Force and was a paint contractor by trade.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Nora Ketcham; wife Frances Ketcham; and son Charles Stone; brothers Johnny, Wendell, and Lloyd Ketcham; sisters Helen Pettit, Elsie, and Mary.

He is survived by son Jon Ketcham; daughter-in-law Barbara Stone; grandchild Marie Stone; sisters Lucille Shaner and Ruth Moon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is asking everyone to gather together on Wednesday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church, which is located at 107 S. College Street, Malakoff. Everyone will proceed to the graveside service to be held at 11 a.m. at the Malakoff Cemetery with Bro. Charles Kimble officiating.

Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.