Obituary: James Vernon Waggoner

James Vernon Waggoner made his last and final journey Saturday, September 1, 2018. James was 86 years old, born December 8, 1931, in Collinsville, TX, to Cecil Gervace Waggoner and Myrtle Priscilla Booher Waggoner. At age 10, he and his parents moved to Ft. Worth, TX, where he grew up, attended Birdville High School, graduating with honors, and Texas Wesleyan College, graduating cum laude. After college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served two years during the end of the Korean Conflict, stationed in Indianapolis, IN. After completing his military obligation he went to work for Amoco Production Co., working for 36 years as an auditor/investigator. He traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally. He was affectionately known as “Big Jim.”

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Obituary: Betty Louise Scott

Betty Louise Scott, 72, of Athens passed away on August 31, 2018. She was born on November 6, 1945 to Grady Lee Holt and Lillian Margie Holt.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kenneth E. Scott; her brothers and sisters, Billy Jo, Sunny, Ann and Lorene.

Betty was a very creative person. She loved coloring in adult coloring books. She enjoyed camping and fishing. She was known by her family and friends to have an ornery personality and made those around her laugh and have a good time. She would let you know really fast that she was NOT a Dallas Cowboys fan! Being a brave lady, she was a breast cancer survivor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she adored.

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Obituary: Peggy Jean Hall

Peggy Jean Hall, 73, of Athens passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 29, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Nashville, AR, on June 6, 1945, to the late Luther and Berna Dean Ray. She married the late George Wayne Hall on February 27, 1965.

Preceded in death by Husband George Hall, her parents Luther & Berna Dean Ray, brother James Ray and her sister Shirley Stanley. Peggy is survived by six daughters, Jane Ciesla of Tampa FL, Sandy Harrington and husband Mike of Ocean Springs, MS, Charlotte Holt, Robin Hall, Debbie Hancock of Athens, TX, Lulu Hoen of Nashville, AR and husband Joe; two sons Micheal Prichard and wife Lynnette of Athens, and Gary Hall and wife Amy of Hilltop Lakes, TX.

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Obituary: Paula Ann Faver

It is with great sadness that the family of Paula Ann Faver announces her passing after a long battle with cancer, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the age of 72 years.

Paula will be lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend of 50 years, Michael and his children, Martha Porter and Michael Faver Jr. Paula will also be fondly remembered by her four grandchildren, Brandie, Sarah, Madeleine, and Ellie. Paula will be dearly missed by her four great-grandchildren. Paula was predeceased by her brothers Bill Rawson, Tommy Rawson, Henry D. Rawson, Robert Rawson, and sister Martha Chapman.

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Obituary: Linda G. Odom

Funeral services for Linda G. Odom, 63, of Athens will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the First Baptist Church Cross Roads under the direction of Bro. Frank Upchurch with burial to follow at Patterson Cemetery in Cross Roads.

After a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, Linda Odom, age 63 of Athens passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018.

She was born September 10, 1954 to Donald R Martin and Wanda Iris (Stewart) Martin in Gueydan, LA. She worked many years in Project Controls for different companies. Brown & Root Inc. 19 yrs., Capstone Building Corp. 9 yrs. And S&B Engineers 12 yrs. before hearing the dreadful words “You have cancer”.

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