Obituaries for February 2024

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.)

Bradley Michael Douglas

Brad M. Douglas, age 30, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 29 in Frankston. Brad was born on Sep.  8, 1993, in Athens.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Billy Douglas of Poynor and Jack Brewer of Chandler.

Brad graduated from Athens Christian Preparatory Academy in Athens and was a 2017 graduate of UT Tyler with a B.A. in English.

Brad was a voracious reader of Literature, History, and all things books. He was an avid gamer, deep thinker, and a lover of poetry. He was working on his first novel “Athena County” and had previously produced a collection of poems.

Survivors include his parents, Lea Anne and Dave Douglas, brother Adam Douglas of Boyd, Tx, grandmothers Carolyn Douglas of Tyler. Charlotte Hamm of Boyd, Tx, Aunt/Uncle Gaye and Ron Schoenbrun of Tyler. Niece and Nephew Elizabeth and Jack Schoenbrun of Tyler, great Aunt Linda Winchester of New Boston, Tx. and Aunt/Uncle Donna and Benny Douglas of Frankston.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at Poynor Cemetery in Poynor. Visitation will be held one hour prior at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Donations can be made to .

Lillian Dunklin

A funeral service for Lillian Dunklin, age 86, was scheduled for Tuesday, Feb.  20, 2024, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Frankston with Pastor Scott Wiley officiating. She was to be laid to rest at Poynor Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, and family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Lillian was born in Neches on Oct. 5, 1937, to Reed and Lucille Martin and passed away on Feb. 17, 2024.

On March 19, 1955, she married Kenneth Dunklin of Frankston where they made their home. They were married 61 years. Lillian was primarily a homemaker, but her greatest joys were being a Momma, Meme, and Aunt Lillian.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Kenneth Dunklin; and a son, Marvin Dunklin.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Debbie Dunklin of Frankston; bonus daughter, Anita Dingler of Frankston; granddaughter, Amber Crawley and husband Brandon of Frankston; and grandson, Jonathan Dingler and wife Michelle of Celina, Texas. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren “Meme’s Angels”, Dylan Hokit, Natalie Crawley, Jay Dingler, Morgan Crawley, and Drew Dingler; bonus grandchildren, Savanna Cooper, Josh and Lisa Hokit, Haidyn Hokit, and Braxton Hokit; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jonathan Dingler, Brandon Crawley, Dylan Hokit, Jay Dingler, Drew Dingler, Josh Hokit, and Braxton Hokit.

Honorary pallbearer was John Dunklin.

Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Hostess Committee, P.O. Box 38, Frankston, Texas, 75763 or St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 521 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, or the charity of your choice.

Patricia Harmon

Graveside services for Ms. Patricia Harmon of Frankston is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at 11 a.m. in the Bethel Cemetery in LaRue under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Company.

Ms. Harmon was born on Dec. 13, 1952 in Henderson County to the late Buster and Severa Davis Harmon and she transitioned on Feb. 11, 2024 at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

She was a graduate of Brownsboro High School and was a housekeeper at Silver Leaf Resort and member of Gentry Temple COGIC.

She was preceded in death by two brothers Wallace and Rudolph Harmon; niece Dorthea Brooks and two nephews Sherman Harmon and Anthony Harmon.

She is survived by two sisters Christener Harmon and Dorris Harmon both of Frankston; three brothers Verge Harmon of Lancaster, Texas, William Harmon (Meisha) of Frankston and Burle Harmon of Arkansas.

Public viewing will be Friday, Feb. 16th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Patricia Harmon



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Lillian Dunklin