Obituary: Stanley Weaver Burke

Stanley Weaver Burke entered his gateway to eternity on June 29, 2018.

Stanley was 79 years old, born on August 17, 1938, in Wharton County, Texas to Wendell Vernon Burke and Callie Joyce Weaver Burke. Stanley grew up in Brazoria, Texas and attended high school in West Columbia, Texas, graduating high school in 1956. Stanley worked as a welder and pipefitter his entire adult life and was a member of the Local 211-Union of Pipefitters and Plumbers. He retired in 2001. Stanley raised his family in Freeport, Texas. After he retired he moved to Athens, Texas where he raised chickens and grew vegetables in his garden. He was a member of Living for The Brand Cowboy Church in Athens, Texas and attended weekly meetings of the Bible Study International Fellowship. He was a faithful servant of the Children’s Church at the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church. Stanley had two loves, his God and his family.

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Obituary: Joseph Grimland

Grimland, Joseph Rush Jr passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 26, 2018. Joe, “Little Joe”, was born in Big Spring, Texas, spent most of his childhood in Grand Prairie and raised his daughters with his beloved wife Nita in Plano, Texas. His final years were spent in Mabank, Texas with his adored wife Maria.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Joe Grimland, Sr and Jamie Meador Grimland, his wife of 39 years Anita Wishcamper Grimland, their first child Jason Rush Grimland and stepson Raul “R.J.” Roa.

He is survived by his much loved second wife Maria Grimland; daughters Kaley Grimland, Molly Grimland Smith; step-daughters Pamela Roa Hipp, Margo Roa; sons-in-law Edgar Mendoza, Hunter Smith and Aaron Hipp and seven beautiful grandchildren.

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Obituary: Teressa Splawn

Funeral services for Teressa Splawn, 56, of Larue are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the New York Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Godwin officiating. Interment will follow at New York Cemetery in Larue, Texas.

Teressa Lynn Splawn went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 25, 2018 in Larue, Texas.

Teressa Lynn Boyd Splawn was born May 24, 1962 in Athens, Texas the daughter of William Kenneth Boyd and Sarah Lela Isbell Edwards. She was an active member of the New York Baptist Church and enjoyed teaching Sunday School. She worked at Morton’s Animal Clinic for 14 years, where she met her husband Stevie. She went to work for Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice for over 21 years before taking a job with Choice Homecare and loved her job helping others by organizing events at Nursing Homes and Healthcare Facilities. Teressa was also part of the Henderson County APS Advisory Board to benefit the Silver Star room. She loved taking pictures and making memories with her friends and family. “Grammy” cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. She was their biggest supporter and cheerleader, traveling to attend their ball games and livestock shows. They could always hear her whistle and knew she was in the stands.

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Obituary: Phyllis Jo Cummings Dosser

Funeral services for Phyllis Jo Cummings Dosser 82, of Sweeney, Texas have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 23, 2018 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel, Athens, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Willow Springs Cemetery near Athens.

She passed away peacefully on June 20, 2018 at Oak Village in Lake Jackson, Texas.

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Obituary: Carolyn Rogers

Funeral services for Carolyn Rogers are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Brother Jim Lang. Interment will follow at Rome Cemetery in Athens, Texas.

Carolyn Maxine Rogers passed on June 18, 2018 in Athens, Texas.

Mrs. Rogers was born October 30, 1953 the daughter of James Clifford Morgan and Ruby Hailey Morgan. She was the head of Human Resources for A+ charter schools but first she was a great mother and grandmother. On her free time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking. Grandma Carolyn loved her grandbabies and treasured spending time with them. She was a kind, giving, loving woman who will be missed by many.

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