Obituaries for May 2008

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.)

Jim Geller

Memorial services for Jim Geller, 59, of Frankston are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Country Chapel in LaRue with the Rev. Jimmy Davis officiating.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

Mr. Geller died Tuesday, May 6, 2008 in Frankston.

He was born Nov. 2, 1948 in Bemidji, Minnesota to Arthur Geller and Evelyn Bryce Geller.

He was a member of Country Chapel in LaRue.

Mr. Geller served in the United States Navy and was a carpenter.

Survivors are wife Christina Geller of Frankston; daughters, Brenda Geller of Flint, Lori Geller of Washington, Anita Cruz of Frankston, and Tonya Geller of Minnesota; sons, Jimmy Geller of Washington and John Garrett of Frankston; sisters, Penny Roberts, Pam Homola, Patty Eichstadt, Rosie Stecker, Barbara Evans, Donna Hagenah, and Mary Johannsen, all of Minnesota; brothers, Jack Geller, Jerry Geller, and Ken Geller, all of Minnesota and Tom Geller of England; 9 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sharon Ortiz

A Frankston memorial service will be held for Sharon Louise Ortiz at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Grace Family Bible Church.

Mrs. Ortiz, a resident of Frankston who lived on Farm-to-Market 19, was born on Dec. 3, 1955 and died on May 3, 2008, at her home.

Services and burial for Mrs. Ortiz were to have been held on Wednesday, May 7, in the Dallas area, but the Frankston memorial service is for friends who could not journey to Dallas.

Mrs. Ortiz, a housewife, is survived by her husband, Jesse Ortiz. They were married for 33 years.

Sandra Little

Funeral services for Sandra Green Little, 66, of Frankston are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the First Baptist Church in Frankston with the Rev. Jeff Godwin officiating.

Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Frankston.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

Mrs. Little died Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Anderson County.

She was born September 28, 1941 in Frankston.

She is preceded in death by father John Elton 'PoBoy' Green, Sr., mother Thirsey Alma Clakley Green and brother John Elton Green, Jr.

She is survived by husband Coy Little of Frankston; sons and daughter-in-law, Ray Baker of Frankston, Charles and Danna Baker of Athens; daughters andsons-in-law, Vickie and Eric Redfern and Cathy and Jerry Moss, all of Frankston; sisters and brothers-inlaw, Barbara and James Creel of Palestine, Mary andBuck Davis of Frankston and Linda and Jim Walker of Bedford; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Fay Green of Burnett; Special Little Boy, Tristian Hyatt of Grapeland; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Cotton Walker, Shane Walker, Bubba Davis, Bud Davis, Chuck Green and Joe Don Curry.

Honorary pallbearer is John Creel.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2008 at the funeral home in Frankston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tristian Hyatt Medical Fund at First State Bank in Frankston.

Mary Moore

Memorial services for Mary Beard Moore, 49, of Frankston are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston.

Mrs. Moore died Monday, May 19, in Frankston.

She was born Feb. 8, 1959 in Jacksonville to Garnett L. and Mary Frances Davis Beard.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Frankston and was a financial advisor for Edward Jones.

Mrs. Moore was a member of the Rotary Club and the Tyler Executive Women's Network.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her father Garnett L. Beard.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Moore of Frankston; mother, Mary Bray of Palestine; step mother, Mary Lou Beard of Frankston; sons, David Wayne Kennedy, II of Houston and Cody Moore of Rockwall; daughter and son-in-law, Christie and Coby Meador of Elkhart; brothers, Michael Beard of Frankston and Garnett Beard of Houston; sisters, Diana Beard of Granbury and Serena Johnson of Valdosta, Ga.; step sister, Darlene Sanford of Lancaster; grandson, Hunter Meador of Elkhart; several nieces and nephews and special friend Sharon Motley of Athens.

The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the funeral home in Frankston.

Susie Sartor

Funeral services for Susie Bell Sartor, 83, of Tyler and previously of Frankston, were scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, at the Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with the Rev. Doug Howell officiating.

Services were under the direction of Autry Funeral Home of Frankston. Burial followed in the Frankston City Cemetery.

Mrs. Sartor died in Tyler on Saturday, May 24. She was a retired traffic supervisor for 35 years. She was born in Henderson to John Albert Lancaster and Elizabeth Johnson.

She is survived by sons, Alan Gaston and John Sartor of Tyler; a sister, Pauline Perry of Frankston; and two grandchildren, Ashley Flowers and John Ed Sartor, Jr.

Pallbearers were Cody Flowers, John Ed Sartor, Jr., Bubba Holcomb, Dustin Holcomb, Casey Holcomb and Paul Wagner.

May Lowery

Services for May Ella Lowery, 84, of LaRue, were scheduled for Friday, May 23, at Cooper Funeral Home chapel in Athens with Eli Crow officiating.

Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Mrs. Lowery died May 20, 2008 in Tyler.

She was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Sterrett to the late Odell and May Brintle.

She attended schools in Sterrett and Waxahachie and lived in Ellis County before moving to Henderson County in 1979.

She was a homemaker and a member of Lakeside Church of Christ in Flint.

Survivors include sons, Billy Wayne Duke of Cloudcroft, NM; Gary Almon of LaRue and Jerry Almon of Waxahachie; sister, Joyce Evans of Waxahachie; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

(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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