Obituaries for July 2011

Frankston Area Obituaries — 1999-Present

Here are the obituaries posted for the current month from information provided courtesy of local and area funeral homes and published on their websites or those submitted by families. If an obituary is overlooked and it is desired that it be posted, please inform us at . Families may request changes or additions, if required. If you have an obituary for a person who has connections with someone or some family in the Frankston-Poynor-LaRue or Lake Palestine area that you want posted to this month or to the archives, and is not currently posted, please let us know at . Obituaries selected or submitted should follow a format which is essentially consistent with other obituaries posted here or by funeral homes and follow standard grammatical style. Through arrangements with funeral homes and/or the families, we will publish pictures with current obituaries. We will add pictures to archived obituaries from the print version of The Citizen newspaper prior to September 2019 when available. Pictures with archived obituaries posted after that will be added in cooperation with funeral homes or on requests from families.  As was the tradition of the Citizen newspaper, obituaries are published at no charge.

(Obituaries listed chronologically by date of death or funeral service.)

Bert Palmer Weeks

Bert Palmer Weeks, age 80, of Frankston, son of Palmer Lewis Weeks and Viva Ann Lovejoy Weeks, went to tend to God’s garden on July 11, 2011.

Graveside services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at Burgamy Cemetery in Frankston with Rev. George Folmar and Bill Duddridge officiating.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

He was born May 11, 1931, in Beloit, Wi.

In his life, he was happiest working and taking care of his animals. At one time he was a door-to-door salesman, had two dairies, worked for Lance Co., had a cattle ranch and worked with his wife, Kaye, for 30 years at the Exxon service station in Frankston.

He is preceded in death by daughter Brenda Day.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Kaye Burgamy Weeks of Frankston; sons Bruce Martin Weeks and Bert Palmer Weeks, both of Wisconsin; daughters Beth Elaine Thompson of Wisconsin and Angela Lenn Temple of Missouri; sister Pat of Wisconsin; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his two best friends: Bill Duddridge and Harold Martin.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

W. A. Cooper

Funeral services for W. A. Cooper, 84, of Palestine, were July 5 with Bro. Rick Dees officiating.

Burial followed in Carroll Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Mr. Cooper died July 2, 2011, at the David E. Foster Hospice Unit of Palestine Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 9, 1926, in Springfield, Anderson County, to Willie Cooper and Lilly Leona Price Cooper. He was owner of W. A. Cooper Plumbing. Mr. Cooper served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW. He was also a member of Springfield Methodist Church.

Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elmer Julius Cooper and Homer Milton Cooper. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ollie Cooper; sons Bill Cooper and wife Paula and Gary Cooper and wife Lynne; daughters Sharon Scarbrough and husband Dan, Carla Skaggs and husband Gary and Cathy Newsome and husband Jimmy; thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons Matt Cooper, Michael Cooper, Donny Coker, Sam Coker, Chris Scarbrough, Matt Scarbrough, Jeremy Bridges, Jason Bridges and Eric Skaggs. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters Angie Cooper Bullard, Ashley Cooper Ferier, Hollie Coker Turner and Kayla Newsome.

Laruel “Red” Turner

Graveside services for Laruel “Red” Turner, 73, of Chandler, were held Saturday, July 23, at Poynor Cemetery with the Rev. Damon Atkins officiating.

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

Mr. Turner passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in Tyler.

He was born March 25, 1938, in Ravenden Springs, Arkansas.

Mr. Turner was a truck driver.

He is preceded in death by his son Jerry Wayne Turner.

Survivors include daughters Deanna Pollard of Chandler, Marsha Rhodes of Memphis, Tenn., Rita Watson of Memphis, Tenn., Pam Turner of Memphis, Tenn., Rebecca Dye of Blue Springs, Miss., Trisha Smith of Chandler and Barbara Parker of Baldwyn, Miss; son Billy Yarbrough of Chandler; sisters Mary Patterson of Henderson and Kay Mozer of Memphis, Tenn.; brothers James Turner of Tuttle, Okla. and Gary Turner of South Haven, Miss.; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

(Obituaries posted contain information posted by funeral homes and/or families. Families may request changes or additions, if appropriate or required.).


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