Obituaries for February 2000

Frankston Area Obituaries — 1999-Present

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

Gertrude Lancaster Ogden

Graveside services for Gertrude Lancaster Odgen, 79, of Lumberton were held Thursday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Frankston City Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin King officiating.

Mrs. Ogden died Jan. 17.

Survivors are sons, Bob. L. Ogden of Beaumont, Kenneth Ray Ogden of Houston and David Arnold Ogden of Lumberton; two sisters, Pauline Perry of Frankston and Sue Sartor of Tyler.

Pallbearers were Tom Wagoner, Dan Wagoner, John Sartor, Allen Gaston, Richard Holcomb and Jerry Ogden.

Joyce McClung

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce McClung, 77, of Austin, formerly of Jacksonville, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Steve Edward officiating.,

Mrs. McClung died Monday, Jan. 31, in an Austin nursing home.

She was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Poynor.

She was a retired supervisor with the County of Dallas and was a Baptist.

Mrs. McClung had lived in the Austin area for 10 years.

Survivors include a son, Mike McClung, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Stan Barnes, Tucson, Ariz.; Claudia and Harlan Utecht, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Dianna and Charles Fisk, Austin; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Hataway, Blake Hataway, Zach Hataway, Brandon Barnes and Cory Houdek.

Lucy Hassell House

Funeral services for Lucy Hassell House, 82, of Frankston, were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Thompson Funeral Home chapel in Frankston with the Revs. J. A. Griffin and Kevin King officiating.

Burial was in Frankston City Cemetery.

Mrs. House died Friday, Feb. 4, in a Palestine hospital.

She was born Feb. 28, 1917 in Neches and was a longtime resident of Frankston.

Mrs. House was a homemaker and member of Frankston United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil House in 1975.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sue House, Roger and Ann House, all of Frankston; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jim Tom Johnson of Frankston; sister, Edith Bryson of Tyler; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend, Harry Calvird of Frankston.

Pallbearers were Roger McDonald, George Tipton, David Brown, Larry Weesner, Don Fitzgerald, Larry Selman and Harry Calvird.

Jack Monroe Hoffman

Graveside services for Jack Monroe Hoffman, 62, of Trinidad, formerly of Frankston, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Mankin Cemetery with the Rev. Milton Spears Jr. of the Dayspring Pentecostal Church in Dallas officiating, under direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.

Mr. Hoffman died Friday, Feb. 4, in Tyler.

He was born April 1, 1937 in Frankston to the late Aubrey Lee Hoffman and Tina Cook Hoffman.

Mr. Hoffman lived in Dallas prior to moving to Trinidad. He served in the Army, was in management in the grocery business and was a Pentecostal.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Hoffman, Trinidad; sons, Michael Lee Hoffman, Seattle, Wash., Jimmy Hoffman, Mesquite, and Andy Wayne Hoffman, Trinidad; daughters, Teresa Ann Gammons and Christy Sellers, both of Trinidad; sister, Fran Summers, Trinidad, and Mary Mhoon, Dallas; and seven grandchildren.

'Will' Hefelfinger Sr.

Memorial services for Wilburn "Will" Hefelfinger Sr., 69, of Frankston were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at HillTop Baptist Church, Berryville, with Chris White and the Rev. George Folmar officiating under direction of Thompson Funeral Home, Frankston.

Mr. Hefelfinger died Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Frankston.

He was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Otto and lived in Frankston for the last 25 years. He served in the Army, was a mechanic and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Hefelfinger, Frankston; sons, James Hefelfinger, Wilburn Hefelfinger Jr., Rick Hefelfinger and Danny Hefelfinger, all of Frankston; daughters, Phyllis Boles and Ruthie Farmer, both of Frankston; brothers, Raymond Hefelfinger, Hempstead, James A. Hefelfinger, New Caney, and Marvin Hefelfinger, Italy; sisters, Elfreida Jahnke, Kirk, Ruby Feller, Manville, and Mary Ann Garner, New Caney; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Faye Bartlett

Funeral services for Faye Abbott Bartlett, 86, of Garland, formerly of Frankston, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Foster & Brown Funeral Home chapel, Athens, with the Rev. J.A. Griffin officiating.

Burial was in Athens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Bartlett died Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Dallas.

She was born Jan 2, 1914, in Waco to the late James Wilson and Ester Agnes Peterson Abbott.

Mrs. Bartlett was a longtime member of Frankston Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; and nephew, J.T. Vick.

Survivors include brothers, Ernie Abbott, Garland, and Pete Abbott, Bellview; one nephew; and several nieces.

Pallbearers were Billy Riddle Jr., Richard Riddle, Monte Vick, Jody Vick, Ryan Sikes, Joey Elliott, Robert Johnson and Troy Armke.

Kenneth Shackelford

Funeral services for Kenneth Shackelford, 59, of Frankston were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Frankston Assembly of God with the Revs. J.A. Griffin and George Folmar officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Frankston, under direction of Thompson Funeral Home, Frankston.

Mr. Shackelford died Friday, Feb. 18, in a Tyler hospital.

He was born Sept. 13, 1940 in Henderson County.

Mr. Shackelford retired as a field foreman from Hunt Oil Co. after 33 years and was a member of Frankston Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Janice Shackelford, Frankston; sons and daughters-in-law, Kirk and Vicki Shackelford, Anchorage, Alaska, and Kevin and Rejane Shackelford, Frankston; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Mark Wagley, Frankston; mother, Ola Shackelford, Frankston; brother, Milton Shackelford, Elk City, Okla.; sister, Charlene Smith, Frankston; and five grandchildren, Hannah and Grace Wagley, Maegan Shackelford, Colten Shackelford and Cooper Shackelford.

Pallbearers were Leroy Wall, Larry Weesner, John McDonald, Oneal Smith, James McCauley, Harold Nichols, Dan Hunter and Charles Dickerson.Honorary pallbearers were retired and present employees of Hunt Oil Co., Fairway Unit, of Poynor.

Buddy Barr

LARUE - Graveside services for Buddy Barr, 90, of LaRue were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Myrtle Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Bristow officiating, under direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home, Athens.

Mr. Barr died Saturday, Feb. 19, in Tyler.

He was born Dec. 14, 1909 in Henderson County to the late Alonzo and Emma Masters Barr.

Mr. Barr lived in Henderson County most of his life, retired as a worker for Henderson County and was a member of LaRue Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Eva Jo Barr, LaRue; daughters, Janet Bristow, New Harmony, and Mary Ann Paroline, Flint; sister, Mary Lee Kidd, Brownsboro; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bobby Ledbetter, Joe Haden Miller, Bill Harden, John Arlin Forester, Shorty Sholars, Haskell Crossley, Bruce Ballow and Durwood Dingler.

If desired, memorials may be made to Myrtle Springs Cemetery Assn., in care of Mrs. Paul Harden, 13823 CR 4336, LaRue, TX 75770.

Elaine Margaret Sammons

Funeral services for Elaine Margaret Sammons, 63, of Greenville were held at Coker-Matthews Funeral Home chapel Monday, Jan. 31,.with the Rev. Jeff Godwin officiating.

She died Thursday, Jan. 27.

Mrs. Sammons was born March 8, 1936 in Pittsburg, PA, daughter of Arthur Machesney and Helen Martin Machesney.

She studied piano at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

She married Ben Sammons in Baltimore Dec. 21, 1956. Mrs. Sammons was a secretary and bookkeeper in real estate sales, and was a Lutheran.

She is survived by her husband, Ben Sammons, of Greenville; a son, Eric Sammons of Fort Worth; daughters, Elaine Neal of Poynor, Debra Sammons of Southern Pines, NC, Heather Sammons of Dillsboro, NC and Tamara Lester of Hope Mills, NC; a brother, Allan Machesney of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Nancy Saxton of Catersville, GA; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Kelly Lambright

Funeral services for Kelly Lambright, 25, of LaRue, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home chapel, Athens.

Mr. Lambright died Saturday, Feb. 19, in a Tyler hospital.

He was born July 13, 1974, in Corsicana and lived in Henderson County most of his life.

Mr. Lambright graduated from Athens High School, attended Trinity Valley Community College and worked at Target Stores in Tyler.

Survivors include his parents, Larry and Mary Sue Lambright, LaRue; grandmother, Jewel Lambright, LaRue; grandfather, Bud Graham, White Oak; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers were Charlie Thompson, Frank McCallum, Randy Perkins, Jerry Willingham, Jerold Lambright and Chad Grace.

Honorary pallbearers were Robbie Joe Graham, Zabe Truesdale and Sean McGehee.

(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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