Obituaries for March 2002

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.)

Golda Lucille Dickerson

Funeral services for Golda Lucille Dickerson, 60, of Frankston were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with Rev. J.A. Griffin officiating.

Burial was at the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Frankston.

Mrs. Dickerson died Monday, March 4, in Tyler.

She was born Nov. 30, 1941 in Poynor and had lived in Frankston all her life.

Mrs. Dickerson worked for many years at the Frankston Nursing Center and was formerly employed at Sav-Mor Foods in Frankston. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Frankston.

Mrs. Dickerson was preceded in death by her father, J.C. Martin, and her husband, Joe Mack Dickerson, whom she married on Feb. 15, 1958.

Survivors include a son, Joe Hayden Dickerson of Frankston; two daughters, Jeannie Marie Rickard of LaRue and Jamie Nell Miller of Frankston; her mother, Nellie Ray Martin of Frankston; brothers, James L. House and George House, both of Garland, and Larry Joe House of Frankston; a sister, Nelda Folmar of Mesquite; and seven grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were present and former employees of Sav-Mor Foods in Frankston.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, in memory of Golda Dickerson, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX. 75701.

Emma Henderson Shuttlesworth

Funeral services for Emma Henderson Shuttlesworth, 87, of Jacksonville were held at 1 p.m. Thurday, March 7 in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.

Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Frankston.

Mrs. Shuttlesworth died Monday, March 4 in Jacksonville.

She was born Dec. 11, 1914 in Poynor. She was a retired nurses’ aide and a Baptist.

Survivors include sons, Harvey Kenneth Henderson, Abilene and Cone Johnson Henderson Jr. , Rusk; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and James Hampton, Weatherford; Shirley Culver, Fort Worth; Bea and Clyde Foreman, Jacksonville; Nita and Richard Meador, Jacksonville; a sister, Mardell Parker, Tyler; 22 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kenny Henderson Jr., Chris Henderson, Alvin Cruson, Gary Wayne Hughes, Danny Blay and Sam Sampley.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy Cone Cruson, Michael Cruson, Bobby Cruson, Robert Foreman, Randal Foreman and Rueban Henderson.

Doris Geraldine Jones

Graveside services for Doris Geraldine Jones, 85, of Frankston were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Garden Oaks Memorial Park in Berryville with Rev. Jerry Don Stanger and Rev. J.A. Griffin officiating.

Services were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home, Frankston.

Mrs. Jones died Friday, March 8, in a Tyler hospital.

She was born March 4, 1917 in Dallas. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and a member of Berryville Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Jones, in February 1988.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Mary Jones, of Berryville; brothers, Glenn Smegner of Plano and A.J. Smegner Jr. of Duncanville; three grandchildren, Marty Jones of Dallas, Randy Jones of San Antonio and Mindy Kirkpatrick of Frankston; one great-grandchild, Taylor Kirkpatrick of Frankston; and several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Wayne Smegner, Troy Lee McDonald, Wayne Phillips and Larry House.

Elsie Clark

LAKE PALESTINE — Funeral services for Elsie C. Clark, 88, of Lake Palestine, were held at 1 p.m Wednesday, Mar. 13, at Noonday Methodist Church with the Rev. Marty Boddie officiating.

Burial was in Neeley Cemetery under direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard.

Mrs. Clark died Monday, Mar. 11, in a Tyler hospital.

She was born Sept 17, 1913, in Altha, Oklahoma. She lived in Henderson prior to moving to Lake Palestine 22 years ago.

Mrs. Clark was a retired restaurant owner and member of Noonday First United Methodist Church, president of UMW and co-chairman of Noonday Onion Festival for the last 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William W. Jones; a son, William W. Jones Jr.; and granddaughter, Jennifer Jones.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Harvey A. Clark, Lake Palestine; daughters, Judy Hughes, Patricia Laster and Vicki Clark, all of Lake Palestine; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Joe Hughes, James Laster, James Johnson, Scotty Wilkins, Sam Griffith and Bobby Acree.

‘Gene’ Reeves

Funeral services for William E. “Gene” Reeves, 77, Frankston, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 12, at Elliott Memorial Chapel of Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard, with the Revs. Sam DeVille and Charles Powell officiating.

Burial was a 3 p.m. at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Honey Grove.

Mr. Reeves died Friday, Mar. 8, in a Tyler hospital.

He was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Lamar County. He lived in Farmington, N.M., prior to moving to Frankston in 1987.

Mr. Reeves served in the Army Engineer Corps, and retired as a well attendant in 1985 from El Paso Natural Gas.

He was a member of Flint Baptist Church, member of Roxton Masonic Lodge, a Mason for more than 50 years and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Mr. Reeves was preceded in death by daughter, Debra Janice Reeves, and son, William Eugene “Billy” Reeves Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Reeves, Frankston; daughter, Kelli Ann Reeves, Frankston; sister, Mary Reeves Horton, Brownsboro; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Howerton, Johnny Smith, James Walker, Les Boles, Stan Horton, Bill Horton, Roddy Long and Tom Freeman.

Honorary pallbearers were Widd Boyce, Robby Long, Jerry Rhoades, Bryon Laughlin and Jess Horton.

Charity Eloise Hilton

Funeral services for Charity Eloise Hilton, 62, of LaRue were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Foster & Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with the Rev. Melvin Zachary and James Johnson officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home of Athens.

Mrs. Hilton died Tuesday, March 12, in Poynor.

She was born Oct. 4, 1939 in Anderson County to Johnie and Rossie Crawford. She was a lifelong resident of LaRue, and member of Midway Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hilton owned Eloise’s Fried Pies.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer; a son, Darren; her mother and a sister.

Survivors include her father, Johnie Crawford; daughters and son-in-law, Dee and Donnie Davis of Poynor, and Daphne Johannes of LaRue; sons and daughters-in-law, JonRay and Pat Hilton of LaRue, Tony Hilton and Patricia Lane of LaRue, Tommy Hilton and Amy Stout of LaRue, and Jason Hilton of LaRue; sister and brother-in-law, JaQuin and Delwyn Sims of Montalba; brothers and sisters-in-law, John L. and Lucille Crawford of LaRue, Royce and Monica Crawford of Galveston, Randy and DeDe Crawford of Bullard, and Delbert and Terrie Crawford of LaRue; host children, Chera of Japan and Aom of Thailand; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tony “Bubba” Hilton, Bobby Siritanapivat, Damon Davis, Cody Davis, Daniel Sims and Ronny Crawford.

Honorary pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons, Christopher, Justin, Jason, Jarrett, Tristan and Cameron.

Mary Eliza West

KIRBYVILLE — Funeral services for Mary Eliza West, 86, of Kirbyville were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with Rev. Roy Phillips officiating.

Burial was at Bean Cemetery.

Mrs. West died Monday, March 11, in a Jasper hospital.

She was born Jan. 26, 1916 in Bronson, TX to Walter and Lydia Ann (Hines) Forse. She had lived most of her life in Kirbyville.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jack Glenn and Marvin Glenn.

Survivors include four sons, J.C. “Bill” Glenn of Silsbee, Joe Glenn of Bullard, Mack Glenn of Kyle and Gerald Glenn of Silsbee; two daughters, Ruth Johnson of Flint and Frances Turner of Spurger; four brothers, Odell Forse of Kirbyville, Dalton Forse of Conroe, Hubert Forse of Sealy, and Herbert Forse of Houston; 23 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Kadelka, Dale Simmons, Larry Odom, Walter Barlow, Jody Brown and Jamie Hooker.

Azora Kathleen Butler

Azora Kathleen Butler, 94, of Frankston died at a Palestine hospital Tuesday, March 19.

Graveside services were to be held in the near future at Sun City, AZ.

She was born in Long Island, NY on Oct. 11, 1907.

Mrs. Butler resided in Sun City, AZ and in Wheeling, WV.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David S. Butler and her mother, Esther Jennings.

Her only survivors are Bertie and Harry Jackson of Frankston, who have been her caregivers for many years.

Mrs. Butler was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church of Sun City, AZ.

Memorials may be given to Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ, 85351.

(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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