Obituaries for March 2020

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.)

Leslie James (Les) Boles, Jr.

Leslie James (Les) Boles, Jr., 76, of Frankston left for his eternal home on March 7, 2020 in Frankston after a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born on June 30, 1943 to Leslie James (Les) Boles, Sr., and Ruth Helen Boles. He was a graduate of Frankston High School and attended HCJC(now Trinity Valley Community College). He was a Journeyman Pipe Fitter and worked on the Alaska Pipeline. He was a friend to all who knew him.

Left to cherish his memory are Barbara Mitchell of Frankston; daughter, Dee Ann Pascoe and Daran of Hideaway, TX; son, Mitchell Lang and Dee Dee of Frankston; brother Dean Boles and Donna of Duncanville, AL; and sister, Bonnie Piercy and Billy of Duncanville, AL. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Aubreigh, Adam, Jake, Ashley, and Krysta; and great-granddaughter, Kinahlee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Les Boles, Sr., and Ruth Helen Boles, and daughter Gina.

A graveside service with family members will be held. Condolences may be shared online at Autry Funeral Home.

The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of East Texas.

Henry Howard Yarbrough

Henry Howard Yarbrough,91,was born July 5, 1928 to Samuel and Lillie (Norris) Yarbrough, and passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Frankston.

A private graveside service was held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at LaRue Cemetery. Bro. George Folmar officiated. Services were under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

Henry was a past commander of the VFW 5073 for 10 years in Frankston. He was a Korean Veteran stationed in Germany. He also enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Frankie M. Yarbrough; parents; daughter, Linda Johnston; three brothers and two sisters.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Brenda Lowrance and husband Earnest of Fort Worth and Gloria Darling and husband Butch of Barstow, CA and dear family friends, Jim and Felaine Cross of Frankston. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Louise Walding

Louise Walding, 97, was  born Nov. 1, 1922 to Henry and Gertrude (Bomer) Stephens and she passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Bossier City, LA.

She will be remembered for her leadership in the Frankston Garden Club and was a major proponent of the “Yard of the Month” feature which appeared during the growing season in The Frankston Citizen. Her yard was always one of the most outstanding in town. She also had a special interest in beautification of the Frankston Square City Park.

A private graveside service was held Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Frankston City Cemetery. Rev. Scott Wiley  officiated. Services were under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Leslie James (Les) Boles Jr.


Henry Howard Yarbrough


Louise Walding



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