Obituaries for Jan. 3, 2013


Marshall Tate

Funeral services for Marshall Dewayne Tate, 51, of Frankston, were held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Frankston with the Rev. George Folmar and the Rev. Scott Wiley officiating.


Burial was at Frankston City Cemetery, Frankston.


Services were under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.


Mr. Tate passed away Dec. 23, 2012, in Tyler.


He was born Sept. 24, 1961, in Tyler.


Mr. Tate was an assistant manager for Wal-Mart, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Frankston.


He is preceded in death by his parents Lessie and Eva Lue Tate and an infant sister.


Survivors include his wife Cynthia Tate of Frankston; son Christopher Tate of TN; daughter Michaela Tate of Frankston; brothers Billy Ray Tate of Waco, Raymond L. Tate and wife Tammy of Tyler, and Roger G. Tate of Tyler; grandson Sylas Kayne Malone of TN, and several nieces and nephews.


Pallbearers were Rickey Harley, Allen Hughes, Buddy Nolan, Zachariah Michels, Brian Taylor, and Michael Hinojosa.



Lillie Mae Holley Jackson

Funeral for Lillie Mae Holley Jackson, a native of Frankston, was held Saturday, Dec. 15, at Pine Springs Baptist Church in Frankston with Elder H. L. Dewberry officiating.


Mrs. Jackson, who died on Dec. 11, 2012, was buried at Pine Springs Cemetery under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Company. Pastor Lonnie Ross was the eulogist.


She was born on Aug. 17, 1931, in Frankston to Frank and Nealie Hallum Holley. She attended G. W. Carver School and graduated in 1949 before attending Prairie View A&M University.


She was an active member of Pine Springs Baptist Church until her health failed and served as church secretary, choir member and other positions. She was employed with Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas for 13 years. After relocating back to Frankston, she worked for Doctor’s Memorial in Tyler and later retired from Trinity Mother Frances Hospital on May 13, 2011, after 23 years of service.


She married the late Tollie “Stonewall” Jackson on July 15, 1967.


Mrs. Jackson is survived by two daughters, Linda Sue Coleman and Eartha Jenkins, both of Frankston; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one aunt, Edna Miller of Perris, California; two sisters-in-law, Nollie McCall and Othello Jackson, both of Houston.


Pallbearers were Rodney O. Hatton, Richard L. VanZandt, Calvin Patton, Willie E. Henderson, Brandon Hatton and Michael White.


Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Pine Springs Baptist Church and men of Scarbough Addition in Frankston.



Obituaries for Jan. 10, 2013


Russell Blake Ramsey

Memorial services for Russell Blake Ramsey of Brierwood Bay were held on Dec. 30, 2012, at Hilltop Baptist Church in Berryville.


Russell was born on Feb. 23 to parents Jesse and Janeth Ramsey and entered into eternal rest on Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 51. Russell was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all his friends and family.


Russell was preceded in death by his mother Janeth and granddaughter Alyssa.


He is survived by his wife Dallas Ramsey; father Jesse M. Ramsey; stepmother Janet Ramsey; brothers Jerry Ramsey and wife Connie, Ron Ramsey and wife Nora; children Rachel Shortridge, Matthew Ramsey, Tina Barone, Julie Tweedell, Robin Jobe; grandchildren Shawn, Sarah, Blake, Ethan, Ashlee, Karlee, Jordan, Brooke, Jarett, Deanna, Chrissy; great-grandson Collin; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and last but not least, Russell’s “Ace Deuce” Rocco, his dog.



Geneva Green Shattles

Services for Geneva Green Shattles, 90, of Mesquite were held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Norwood Heights Baptist Church in Palestine with Bro. William Snidow officiating.


Lloyd James Funeral Home of Tyler was in charge of arrangements.


Burial was in Garden Oaks Memorial Park Cemetery in Berryville.


Geneva passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.


She was born on Dec. 20, 1922, in Royce, (which is now considered to be McLain) Mississippi to the late Benjamin E. and Mellie Redus Green.


She was a loving mother, wonderful homemaker and devoted wife.


She loved cooking and quilting as well as providing for her loved ones. Her tremendous gift of love and kindness will be undoubtedly missed.


Geneva was a faithful member of Norwood Heights Baptist Church in Palestine.


She is survived by her husband Gordon H. Shattles, with whom she shared a lasting love for nearly 71 years; children Eleanor Morris, Brenda Fohlmeister (Uwe), and the late Gordon Shattles, Jr. (Ann); grandchildren Gordon Shattles III (Christy), Charles Shattles (Reggie), John Shattles (Ellie), Robyn Fohlmeister, Terri Morris, and Brian Fohlmeister; four great-grandchildren; and siblings Martha Mauldin (James) and Samuel R. Green.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwood Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 2214 Texas 155, Palestine, Texas 75803.



Obituaries for Jan. 17, 2013


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Obituaries for Jan. 24, 2013

Sharon Rhodes

Funeral services for Sharon Rhodes, 66, of Frankston, were held Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Church of Christ in Frankston with Chris White and Don Canter officiating.


Burial was held at Frankston City Cemetery. Services were under direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.


Mrs. Rhodes passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home.


She was born Sept. 25, 1946, in Frankston to Hilliard Oustin Howell Sr. and Ruby Eudell Cook Howell.


Mrs. Rhodes was a medical transcriptionist for 23 years and office manager at Sunland Construction Company for 14 years.


She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Hilliard Oustin Howell, Jr. and Roy Rodgers Howell and a sister JoAnn Ferguson.


Survivors include her husband Charles Rhodes; sons Charles Wylie and Daryl Alan Rhodes all of Frankston; brothers Jimmy Bervin Howell and wife Deloris of Frankston, John Wilburn Howell and wife Marye Ann of Palestine, Grady Howell of Berryville and Floyd Madison Howell and wife Diana of Arlington; sisters-in-law Virginia Davis, Dell Lott, Bobbie Bristow, and Eloise Reynolds; brother-in-law Billy Davis, and several nieces and nephews.


Pallbearers were Jeff Helm, James Moore, Roger McDonald, Gordon McLane, Jesse Smith, Jr. and Danny Perry.


Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Riley, H. G. “Nick” Nichols, Johnny Taylor and George Cox.


Gloria Love

Services for Gloria Jean Harvey Love, 64, of Tyler, will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Stewart Family Funeral Home with Pastor Alice Cumby and Bishop Charles Oldham officiating.


Burial will be at Morton Memorial Cemetery in Morton at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, with Bishop Charles Oldham officiating.


Services are under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.


Mrs. Love passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at The Hospice of East Texas.


She was born Jan. 28, 1948, in Morton to Falvin and Lessie Mae Harvey.


Gloria was a member of Faith Temple Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Frankston.


She was an Associate Minister for 2 years and spent 20 years in pastoral ministry in Central and East Texas.


She graduated from Morton High School and earned a business degree in Lubbock.


Gloria faithfully served in retail sales for companies Saks Fifth Avenue and Marshall Fields and Company. For the past 15 years she served as manager of the Family Dollar Store in Coffee City.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Azure’ Denise Love.


She is survived by her loving family including her husband of 43 years Carl David Love of Tyler; daughter Sherry Gonzalez of Killeen; son Cameron Love of Dallas; eleven grandchildren, 4 girls and 7 boys; one great-granddaughter; siblings Joann Hill, Barbara Ann Roberson, Prophetess Brenda Oldham, Carolyn Harvey, Katherine Daughtry, Donnie Ray Harvey, Andrew Jay Harvey, Terry Lynn Harvey, Jimmy Wayne Harvey and Kenneth Earl Harvey; and a host of nieces and nephews.


She worked passionately to give back to family and the community and will be truly missed. Mrs. Love leaves behind a legacy to all that she, “Loved the Lord.”


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.


Obituaries for Jan. 31, 2013

Marjorie Turner

Funeral for Marjorie Rhea Burks Turner, who grew up in Frankston and is survived by family here, was conducted Friday, Jan. 25, at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.

Mrs. Turner, who had once been a member of Mt. Olive Sandflat Baptist Church in Frankston, died on Jan. 15, 2013.

Burial was in Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland under the direction of Troy B. Smith Professional Services.

Officiating at the service was Dr. Antoine K. Eakins Sr.

Mrs. Turner was born Aug. 2, 1938, to Ozell Burks and Artimishe Warren Burks in Frankston. She was raised in the strong family unit of Willand Sam Allen from the age of 10 years to 18 years and attended Mr. Olive Church.

After moving to Houston, she became a member of Fourth Missionary Baptist Church. Later in life, she became a long-time member of East Macedonia Baptist Church and served as chairperson of the culinary committee, Sunday school teacher, member of the Women’s Intermediate Auxiliary, Deacons Wives and worked with vacation Bible school. She was a member of the American Baptist Southern District Association of Texas, and recently she joined Trinity Missionary Baptist Church.

She married Travis Lee Blanton, and the couple had one daughter, Cynthia. In later years, she married Neal Turner Jr., who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Turner worked many years as a licensed cosmetologist in the Houston area and later her passion for cooking and catering. She was a charter member of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Philo’s Chapter, and she served as president of the local level. She was past financial secretary and treasurer on both the local and national Philo level and the southwestern region.

For many years, she was a precinct judge for Harris County.

Survivors include her nephew Joe Reed of Frankston, niece Francine Williams of Cuney and cousins Joe Burks and Oscar “Cheata” Burks, both of Frankston.

Survivors also include her daughter, Cynthia Brown; granddaughter Farren Shepherd; grandson Travon Craig Brown; great-grandson Christian; two sisters, Sue Jordan of Dallas and Sauletta Rowe of Tucson; and two sisters-in-law, Dora of Maryland and Melba of Los Angeles; and goddaughter, Pamela Beard.

Pallbearers were Hubert Blanton, Craig Blanton, Quinton Arnwing, Joe Reed, Clell Blanton and Larry McCowan. Honorary pallbearers were Craig Brown, Jason Shepherd, Christopher Miller, Christopher Spivey, Clyde Spivey, Billy Reed and Shamann Powell.