Obituaries for May 2005

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.)

MayVaughn Boyd

Funeral services for MayVaughn Boyd, 77, of Frankston were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with Bishop Rick Kindle officiating.

Burial was in Garden Oaks Cemetery in Berryville.

Mrs. Boyd died Saturday, April 30, in a Tyler hospital.

She was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Louisiana to Ed and Ednal Duke.

Mrs. Boyd was retired from ABC Interstate Cinemas and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a longtime member of Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 5073.

Survivors include her husband, Albert (Mickey) Boyd; son and daughter-in-law, H.D. Stidham and wife Sherrill of Frankston; a daughter, Barbara Stidham of Nampa, Idaho; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were George McKinney, Matthew Vierkant, Gerald Tuck, Gary Murray, Don Taylor and George Schultz.

Joe M. Coleman

Funeral services for Joe M. Coleman 78, of Bridge City and formerly of Frankston, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at Claybar Funeral Chapel in Bridge City with Rev. Charles Miller of First Baptist Church of Groves officiating. Burial was at Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Coleman died Friday, May 6, at the Medical Center of Southeast in Port Arthur.

He was a native of Frankston and resided in Bridge City for the past 48 years.

Mr. Coleman retired after 25 years of service as production foreman from Firestone and retired after 15 years of service with Wal Mart. He was an Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Joseph and Gauda Heidleberg Coleman of Frankston; six sisters, Lois Coleman, Ruth Beadle, Sammye White, Tommy Blevins, Reba Barbour and Patricia Thomas of Frankston.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Bertie Coleman of Bridge City; a son, Monte Errington and wife Darlene of Palm City, Fla.; a son Joe M. Coleman II and wife Nancy of Houma, La.; daughters, Cynthia Earnes and husband Greg of Spartanburg, S.C., and Paula Coleman of Bridge City; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was an uncle of Pattie Ruth Jones of Frankston.

Nora Lee Horton

Funeral services for Nora Lee Horton, 84, of Corpus Christi, formerly of Kingsville and Frankston, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with Pastor David Bergman officiating. Burial was in Wofford Cemetery, Frankston.

Mrs. Horton died Thursday, May 5, in a Portland nursing home.

She was born Sept. 14, 1920 in Skidmore.

Mrs. Horton was retired from Kingsville, Texas ISD as Food Service Manager. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Palestine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert W. Horton.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Margie Horton of Austin; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce A. and Ronnie Richardson of Beeville; brothers, Henry E. Mick of San Antonio, Ed Mick of Pasadena and Kenneth Mick of Sinton; a sister, Ruby Whittington of Sinton; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tony Oden, Chris Lamas, Charles Caddell, Wesley Caddell, Charles Horton and Ronnie Richardson.

Don Michael Wagoner

FLINT — Funeral services for Don Michael Wagoner, 66, of Flint were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. Burial was in the Jacksonville City Cemetery.

Mr. Wagoner died Saturday, May 7, in a Tyler nursing home.

He was born Sept. 30, 1938 in Jacksonville.

Mr. Wagoner was self-employed book editor and publisher of Equine Research, Inc.

Survivors include a niece, Carol Terry of Mesquite; a cousin, Dan Wagoner of LaRue; and friends, Jeanne Wilcox and Rico Wagoner, both of Flint.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Tyler.

Pallbearers were Bob Conway, Doyle George, Allen Carter, Denny Kennedy, Cotton Merritt and Quinton Harris.

Virginia Saunders

Funeral services for Virginia Saunders, 83, of Jacksonville were held Thursday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville with the Revs. Kevin King and Faulk Landrum officiating. Services were under direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville.

She died Sunday, May 22, in Jacksonville.

She received an AA degree at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville and a BS degree from North Texas State in Denton. Mrs. Saunders was a member of the Texas Assn. of Community Schools. Mrs. Saunders taught school for 25 years, teaching at Neches ISD for 22 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Saunders; brothers, Gaylon Halbert and Eddie Halbert; a sister, Jean Baron; parents, H.B. Halbert and Ada McCall Halbert.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Pat Saunders of Frankston; daughters and sons-in-law, Dee Ann and Steve Dalton of Washington D.C .and Jan Stanley and Larry Prior of Rusk; a brother, Dr. H.B. Halbert Jr. of Sealy; sisters, Irene Tatum of Mansfield, La., and Lynne Orr and her husband Beall of Jacksonville; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Jacobs, Jimmy Moore, Frank Edward Waites, Mike Stanley, Kent Stanley and Grant Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were the Alpha and Omega Class of First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, building fund.

(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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