Obituaries for July 2021

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.)

Jo Ann Ivie

It is with great sadness that the family and friends say goodbye to Jo Ann Ivie, who passed away on July 5, 2021, in Jacksonville, TX.

Visitation will be at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston on Thursday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m.

The service will be Friday, July 9 at 10 a.m. at Autry Funeral Home, with interment at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 21, 1934 to Will and Jewel Campbell in Frankston and was one of 10 children. She married Hartwell Henry Ivie on April 6, 1958.

She was a lifelong resident of Frankston, who had several years traveling the world as an Air Force wife before returning to settle down and raise a family. She had worked for several years with the Girl Scouts in Ft. Worth after graduating from Frankston High School and leaving home.

She was a bookkeeper for Frankston Rural Water for 36 years, having recently retired. She was a member of the Frankston Assembly of God.

She is preceded in death by parents, several siblings, and her husband of 50 years, Hartwell Henry Ivie.

She is survived by her children Cheryl and Steven Harper of Maydelle, TX, and Gregory Ivie of Frankston; five grandchildren: Christian Harper, Kacey Ivie, Stephen Grant Ivie, Torrance Shepherd and Shiloh Thomas, and three great-grandchildren: Gavyn Norwood, Braydon Ivie and Phoenix Thomas; and two sisters: Betty Irvin and Linda Warkentin, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Rena Jo Brewster Gallo

Rena Jo Brewster Gallo passed away July 9, 2021. She was born Nov. 27, 1926, on the country farm in Perico, Texas to Grady Henry Brewster and Margie Riley Brewster.

She graduated from Pampa High School and moved to Dalhart, Texas and began working at the airbase issuing ration cards. During this time, she met the love of her life, Alexander “Al” Gallo. They were married Dec. 27, 1949. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her life revolved around her faith and family. She was a wonderful cook and her apple pies were always everyone’s favorite. Her family always loved being in her kitchen at mealtime. She enjoyed ceramics, needlepoint, and working in her yard. She worked in the children’s department in church for many years and always enjoyed spending Sunday mornings with them.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Darwin, Billy, and Johnny Brewster; and sister Kathryn Tovrea.

Rena is survived by her husband Al; her daughter Sherolyn Henson and husband Tom; her son Richard Gallo and wife Nataly; her grandsons Brent, Ross, and Grant Gallo and his wife Crystal; and two precious great grandchildren Emory Gallo and Alexander Gallo, along with many nieces and nephews.

Her loving and caring touch will be missed but never forgotten.

A celebration of Rena’s life will be held at the Poynor Baptist Church on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler.

A visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Pallbearers will be Brent, Ross and Grant Gallo, David Field, Keith Bristow, Jerry Douglas, and Robert Magee.

Danny Nash

A funeral service for Danny Nash, of Jacksonville, is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Covenant Churches of East Texas. Pastor Jeremy Driver will officiate.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Still Waters Memorial Gardens.

Danny passed away on July 10, 2021. He was born in Jacksonville on April 27, 1962. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Nash and two sisters.

Danny was a JHS graduate of the Class of 1980. He loved spending his spare time with his family when he wasn’t hunting or fishing. He cherished the moment watching his “Guardian Angel” Lylah growing up. He was her Papaw and she was his “Punky do”. They had a very special bond that couldn’t be broken.

Danny loved his church family at Covenant Churches of East Texas, where he served on the security team until his health wouldn’t allow him to. Danny was childhood friends with his wife Leta's brother Dean Evans for 53 years and it was a relationship that was cherished through the years.

Danny is survived by his wife whom he loved dearly, Leta Nash and her children; father, Charles Nash of Jacksonville; daughters, Dina Posada and husband Victor of Tyler, Rebecca Maxfield and husband Billy of Lake Jacksonville; sons,  Daniel Nash and wife Susan of Frankston and Christopher Nash of Killeen. His siblings are Elvis Nash and wife Stacey of Berryville, Sonny Nash of LaRue, Charles Mitchell Nash of Odessa and Lisa Nash of Odessa. He is also survived by four grandsons, 10 granddaughters, including Lylah Pierce “Punky Do”; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chris Henderson, Dean Evans, Doyle Evans, Matt Branton, Wes Coleman and Daniel Nash. Honorary pallbearers are Lylah Pierce, Dennis Evans, Roy Evans, Debbie Day, John Day, Linda Gardner, Buddy Larison, Kenneth Burrell, Debbie Teal, and Starla Carrigan.

Sarah Ruth Hornbeck Tuttle

Sarah Ruth Hornbeck Tuttle, 88, of Colorado Springs, CO, previously of Frankston, passed away June 28, 2021 in Colorado Springs, CO.

She was born Sept. 16, 1932 in Tyler. She graduated from Kilgore College where she was a member of the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes.

Sarah married Guffey Tuttle in 1954. They went on to have three daughters, Laurie McBride (Tom), Julie Camp (Ric) and Valerie. They traveled the world throughout their lives but always returned back to Texas and eventually retired in Colorado. Sarah was known for being a wonderful cook and seamstress.

She was adored by her five grandchildren Tate, Callie, Cara, Wade and Martha. Her memory lives on in her five great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Edward J. Hornbeck and Myrl Brown Hornbeck, her husband Guffey, and her sisters Mary Webb and Nancy Friedl.

Memorial contributions may be made to the  Alzheimer’s Association.  

Her memorial service will be at Old Kilgore Post Office, Kilgore TX on July 31, 2021 at 2:15 p.m.

(Obituary submitted by daughter Valerie. It is also posted at The Springs Funeral Services, Colorado Springs, CO.)

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

Jo Ann Ivie


Rena Jo Brewster Gallo


Danny Nash


Sarah Ruth Hornbeck Tuttle



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