Obituaries for February 2010

Frankston Area Obituaries — 1999-Present

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

Ellene Alsobrook

Ellene Elizabeth Gambrell Alsobrook was born in Drew, Mississippi on Oct. 28, l9l5 to Louis Bruton and Anna Lee Moss Gambrell. She left the family on Jan. 26, 2010 at the age of 94.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Jan. 29, at the Colfax United Methodist Church in the Colfax Community near Canton with the Rev. Roland Alsobrook and the Rev. Bill Hauck officiating.

Ellene met Carl Ray Alsobrook, the love of her life, on a blind date in Houston, on Dec. 6, 1941 and married him on March 27, 1942.

They were married for 67 years despite the fact that she never said “yes” to his proposal of marriage. They remained sweethearts always.

Ellene worked as a sales clerk at Martha Washington Candy Store in the lobby of the old Kirby Theatre. She was a mere 98 pounds.

She was a homemaker for all her married life and was always a “room mother” at her children’s school. She was a Cub Scout den mother and a Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the Beginner 1 Dept. at Magnolia Christian Church in Houston.

She was also a faithful member of Koenig Lane Christian Church in Austin. She and Carl were members of the First Christian Church in Athens and the Genesis Sunday School Class for the past 12 years.

Ellene was a wonderful cook and her children and grandchildren especially loved her macaroni and cheese and her chicken and dumplings. She always had ice cream and bananas on hand and made the grandkids banana splits and the great grandkids ice cream cones when they came to visit.

She loved her flowers and enjoyed working outdoors with them. She had a quiet graceful charm and had a surprisingly witty sense of humor.

She was a warm and gentle person and always expressed her love and appreciation for her husband, her friends and family and her caregivers.

The family would like to thank everyone from Cypress Home Health, especially Delia, for giving her such good personal care and friendship. Ellene was a blessing to all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Bruton and Anna Lee Moss Gambrell; her son, Craig of Poynor; her siblings, Helen and Aubrey Jowers of Austin; Louis Booth Gambrell of Houston; George and Virginia Gambrell of Houston; James Gambrell of Spring; Doug Gambrell of Spring; and Len and Blanche Stephenson of Houston.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Ray Alsobrook, of Poynor; children, Ray and Susanne Alsobrook of Poynor and Clint and Danica Alsobrook of Taylor; grandchildren, Curtis and Linda Alsobrook and their children, Colton and Leslie of Athens; Roland and Frieda Alsobrook and their children, Carlee and Rylie of Colfax; Ryan and Bridget Alsobrook and their children, Lauren and Coby of Kingwood; Chris and Tiffany Alsobrook and children, Kierston and Noah of Austin; Randy and Samantha Alsobrook and their children, Isaiah and Corbin of Tyler; Joshua and Rachael Glover and their children, Skyler and Bowden of Midland; John and Amber Herzog of Arlington; Asher and Kacee Craig and their children, Owen and Emily of Holliman AFB, New Mexico; Rory Craig of La Grange; siblings, Catherine Gambrell of Spring and Florine Gambrell of Huntsville; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. or to the church or charity of your choice.

Pauline Reed Dunklin

Services for Pauline “Polly” Reed Dunklin, 82, of Chandler were held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church of Chandler.

The Rev. Jeff McDonald, the Rev. Gary Fitzgerald and the Rev. Randy Fitzgerald officiated under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial followed in Frankston City Cemetery.

Mrs. Dunklin died Jan. 27, 2010 in Tyler.

She was born Jan. 19, 1928 in Morris County, Texas.

She attended Frankston High School and East Texas State College, and had lived in the Chandler area since 1985.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chandler and worked as a secretary of the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Billy Jack Dunklin; her parents, Barney and Ethel Reed; a brother, Barney Ray Reed; sisters, Elizabeth Costlow, Faye Warrington and Vilois Dickerson.

She is survived by her sons, Jim Dunklin and wife Mary of Brownsboro, Mike Dunklin and wife Pat of Bullard; sister, Joyce Davis of Irving, grandchildren, Jena Carolan, Michelle Peppler, Jennifer Dunklin, Jessica Dunklin, Stephen Dunklin, Daniel Dunklin, Jay Dunklin; and great grandchildren, Madison Dunklin, Cassidy Carolan, Ashlyn Peppler and Chloe Carolan.

Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Chandler P.O. Box 69, Chandler, Texas 75758.

Lois Hoffman Owens

Funeral services for Lois Hoffman Owens, 84, of Dallas, formerly of Frankston, were held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Autry Funeral Home chapel in Frankston.

Burial followed at Old Bethel Cemetery near Frankston.

Mrs. Owens passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 in Dallas.

She was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Frankston to Tommie B. and Lena Mae Cook Hoffman.

She was proud to have assembled (riveted) planes for WWII.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald Owens and wife Pamela of Dallas, and Garry Owens and wife Marlene of Rockwall; sister-in-law, Fran Hoffman of Payne Springs; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Owens; her parents; brother, Kenneth Hoffman and sister, Bonnie Faye Isaacs.

Timothy Leo Templin

Memorial services for Timothy Leo Templin, 47, of San Angelo, formerly of Athens, are scheduled for Saturday at Crescent Heights Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Gurley officiating.

Mr. Templin passed away Jan. 19, 2010, in Houston.

He was born in Tarrant County in 1962, to Leo and Faye Templin. Tim grew up in Athens and served his country in the U.S. Army with great pride.

He was a truck driver by trade for many years.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rebecca; and sister, Cynthia Eggleston.

Survivors include daughters, Crystal Templin of Coleman; Leslie Worthen and husband Derek, of Brownwood; grandchildren, Grayson and Caeleigh Burkham; Chloe, Liliana and Breanna Worthen; brother, Obie Templin of LaRue; half-brother, Robert Templin of Florida; a host of niecs, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 23, in San Angelo where Tim resided for a short time.

He will be missed and remembered forever as many lives were touched by his smiling face and wonderful heart.

Adjie Lee Crear Jr.

Services for Adjie Lee Crear Jr., 36, of Frankston were scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at Faith Temple Full Gospel with the Rev. Harvell Davis officiating.

Burial followed in the Sand Flat Cemetery under direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co. in Tyler.

Mr. Crear died Jan. 26, 2010 in Jacksonville.

Wanda Duggan

Funeral services for Wanda M. Clark Duggan, of Jacksonville, were held Friday, Feb. 5, at Autry Funeral Home chapel, Jacksonville with the Rev. J. A. Griffin officiating.

Burial followed at Frankston City Cemetery.

Ms. Duggan passed into the loving arms of our Lord at the age of 69 years on February 2, 2010.

She was born November 20, 1940 in Long Lake, Texas.

She was a Methodist and a longtime employee of Nan Travis/ETMC, Jacksonville.

Ms. Duggan is preceded in death by her parents, George and Vera Clark; sisters, Elsie Hughes and Jackie Martin; and brother, William “Pete” Clark.

Survivors include daughters, Cheryl Duggan-Cruz of San Antonio and Dawn “Penny” Hilton of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Costalia Cruz, Elias Cruz, Savannah Cruz, all of San Antonio and Jon Hilton, Taylor Hilton and Carrigan Hilton, all of Jacksonville; sisters, Mavis Gregg of Keller, Texas, Sylvia Whisenant of Lindale, and Neda “Katy” McRight of Jacksonville; brother-in-law, Kenneth Martin of Concord, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Juanice Hazel Bostick

Funeral services for Juanice Hazel Walker Bostick, 80, of Rusk were held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Salem Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Mabry officiating.

Burial followed in the Lynches Chapel Cemetery in Alto.

Mrs. Bostick died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 in Rusk.

She was born March 8, 1929 in Frankston to Edgar and Hazel Richardson Walker, the oldest of 14 brothers and sisters.

She was a current member of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Rusk and a former member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas.

She retired from Dillard’s Department Store in Pasadena in 1988.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Eugene Leon Bostick, her parents, and two sisters and one brother who died in childhood, Reba, Karol and Karl.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Randy Moon of Rusk; her son and dauther-in-law, David and Debra Bostick of Zhytomyr, Ukraine; five sisters, Nadia Massey and husband Ed of Jacksonville, Valda Waters of Kilgore, Jackie Dawson of Jacksonville, Elizabeth Tate and husband James of Jacksonville, and Gale Smith of Winnsboro; five brothers, James and wife Wanda, Larry Walker, Dale Walker, Ken Walker and wife Betty, and Ronnie Walker all of Jacksonville; sister-in-law Nellie Bell of Spring; brothers-in-law and wives Harold and Laverne Bostick of Pasadena and Robert and Hazel Bostick of Katy; and numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

The pallbearers were her brothers, James, Larry, Dale, Ken and Ronnie Walker and nephews, Gary Bell and his son Christopher Bell.

William ‘Bill’ Green

Funeral services for William “Bill” Green, 64, of Frankston, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at Autry Funeral Home chapel in Frankston.

Mr. Green passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 in Tyler.

He was born Sept. 18, 1945 in Dallas.

Mr. Green served in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He is preceded in death by his wife Florence Hendrix Green and his parents Author Green and Catherine Oliver Green.

Survivors include sons Douglas Green and wife Lacy of Cleveland, Texas and Brian Green and wife Becky of Denver, Colo.; and three grandchildren Caroline Green and William G. Green, both of Cleveland, Texas and Brody Green of Denver.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

Sandy Perry Rankin

Funeral services for Sandy Perry Rankin, 55, of Tyler, were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Autry Funeral Home chapel in Frankston with the Rev. Doug Howell and the Rev. Michael Griffin officiating.

Burial followed at Frankston City Cemetery.

Mrs. Rankin passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 in Tyler.

She was born July 17, 1954 in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Rankin was a member of United Methodist Church, Frankston and was a beautician.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel Vaughn; brother, Tom Wagoner; and father, Sant Perry, Sr.

Survivors include husband, Ricky Rankin of Tyler; mother, Pauline Perry of Frankston; daughters, Shondra Howell of Tyler and Farrah Wathen and husband William of Brushy Creek; brother, Dan Wagoner of LaRue; sister, Bettie Holcomb and husband Richard of LaRue; three grandchildren, Keeli Wathen of Brushy Creek, Trey Ingram of Tulsa and Jesse Newman of Flint; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were nephews Paul Wagoner, Michael Wagoner, Dustin Holcomb, Jeremy Holcomb and Casey Holcomb and friends James Howell and John Ed Sartor.

Honorary pallbearer was Alan Gaston.

Ruth Gilmer

Ruth Naurine Kessie Gilmer, 92, of Paris,Texas died on February 17, 2010.

Memorial services were conducted by the Rev. Glenn Vickers on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Paris.

She was born in Hartley, Texas on September 17, 1917 to Roy Elmer and Nanny Elizabeth Jackson Kessie.

She was raised in the Texas Panhandle and Clovis, N.M.

She graduated from Lubbock High in 1935 and Texas Technological College in 1939, earning a bachelor’s in business administration.

Following graduation, she worked in the Fritch and Borger, Texas areas for defense contractors during World War II.

She married H. Wiley Gilmer in Amarillo Aug. 24, 1947.

They made their home in Amarillo and were married for 43 years until Wiley passed away in October of 1990.

She remained in Amarillo until January of 1997 when she moved to Katy, Texas. She moved to Texarkana, Texas November of 2003 and to Paris in 2008. During her years in Amarillo, she worked as an accountant, a bookkeeper, a tax preparer, a math teacher, and a homemaker. She was a long-time member of Polk Street United Methodist Church in Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and a granddaughter Kara Renee Gilmer.

She is survived by sons, Lee and wife Cynthia Gilmer of Frankston, Richard and wife Beth Gilmer of Paris; grandchildren, Shawn Gilmer of Beaumont, Shannon Gilmer of Eugene, Oregon, and Nancy Gilmer of Paris; and great granddaughter, Vanessa Groff of Eugene, Oregon.

Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church of Frankston or to the UMC Frankston Rainbow House Food Pantry.

Roy Alan Burson

Roy Alan Burson, 61, passed away in Pratt, Kansas on Feb. 18, 2010.

Roy was born to Thelma Carol Burson and the late Joe Burson on Nov. 27, 1949.

He graduated from Lakeworth High School in Lakeworth, Texas. He graduated from Tyler Junior College and attended Texas A&M.

Roy was a veteran of the air force and was deployed in Germany during the Vietnam War.

He spent most of his life working in geophysical oil production.

Burson was a claims agent for Tides Lands Geophysical and supervised crews in the Kansas area for a number of years.

He was a resident of the Frankston area from 1980 until 2003.

Burson was preceded in death by his father, Joe Burson and a child Joseph Burson.

He is survived by his mother, Thelma Carol-Burson of Berryville; wife, Rubelli Burson of Pratt; children, Katelyn Burson of San Antonio, and Alan and Travis Burson both of Stillwater, Okla.; a grandchild, Gracie Burson; two brothers, Ronnie Burson and Bobby Burson; and three sisters, Carolyn Roache, Laura Montgomery and Enese Nehring.

(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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