Obituaries for May 2013

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.)

Carl Calvin Davis

Funeral services for Carl Calvin Davis, 74, of Clinton, Oklahoma were held Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston with the Rev. Scott Wiley officiating.

Mr. Davis passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Tyler.

He was born July 11, 1938, in Borden County, Texas. He was a member of Frankston Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife of over 53 years, Mary Davis of Clinton, Okla.; son Carl Wayne Davis of Clinton, Okla.; daughter Sue McCleskey of Coffee City; grandchildren Amanda, Candy, Monica, Andrew and Elisha; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marilyn Cook Williams

Funeral services for Marilyn Cook Williams, 80, were held Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at United Methodist Church in Frankston.

Services were under direction of Autry Funeral Home with Doug Howell officiating.

Burial was held at Frankston City Cemetery.

Ms. Williams passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Tyler.

She was born February 8, 1933, on the family farm in the Baxter community to Frank and Brazoria Cantrell Cook.

Ms. Williams was a homemaker and worked 30 years with William Cameron Company.

She is preceded in death by her husband J. H. Williams, parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her daughters Deborah Sanders and husband Gary of Henderson, Sharon Brooks and husband Jimmy of Chandler; son Mark Williams and partner George Nash of Dallas; brother Robert Cook of Athens; sisters Janell Donaldson of Athens, and Jean Cook of Florida; sister-in-law Hazel Williams; four grandsons David and Matt Brooks, Garrett and J.D. Sanders; five great grandchildren Blaine, Baker, Bayleigh, Vance and Jackson and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Johnny Burks, Ronny Clarkston, Mike Dennis, James Beard, Jerry Beard, Don Williams and Darrell Boling

Janet House Wimmer

Funeral services for Janet House Wimmer, 58, of Jacksonville were held Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Burial was held at Still Waters Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Wimmer passed away Saturday, May 11, in Tyler.

She was born March 28, 1955, in Jacksonville. Mrs. Wimmer was a realtor.

She is preceded in death by her husband John Paul Wimmer and mother Nancy House.

Survivors include her son Brandon Allbright and wife Miranda of Longview; grandson Landen Allbright; father Billy Ray House of Frankston; brother Randy House and wife Tonya of Frankston and several niece and nephews.

James Hillery Dunklin

Graveside services for James Hillery Dunklin, 80, of Conroe and formerly of Frankston, were held on Monday, June 3, 2013 in Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe.

Mr. Dunklin was born on March 12, 1933 in Henderson County, Texas and passed away on May 27, 2013 in Montgomery County, Texas.

He was a graduate of Frankston High School and Sam Houston State University, and a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a loyal employee of Sparkler Filters in Conroe for 52 years and a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Conroe.

Mr. Dunklin was survived by his son, David Dunklin of Conroe and daughter, Margaret Clary and husband Sammy of Conroe; grandchildren, Laurel, Mason, Davis, Sarah and Ryan; brother, John Dunklin of Cross Roads, Texas; sisters, Doris Belcher, Martha Kay Clark and husband Bill, Judy Lookabaugh and husband Kenneth, all of Athens; uncle, Kenneth Dunklin and wife Lillian of Frankston; and sisters-in-law Paula Ellis and Sherry Dunklin of Frankston. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Mr. Dunklin was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ellis Dunklin; parents, William Lloyd Dunklin and Madeline Walker Dunklin; brother, Larry Dunklin; sister, Barbara Holt; and brother-in-law, Ralph Ellis.

Pallbearers were Marvin Dunklin, Kevin Ellis, Keith Ellis, Phil Lawson, Robbie McManus and Link Reneau.

Honorary pallbearers were Davis Dunklin, Mason Dunklin, Ryan Thurmon, Doug Pitts and Mike Dodd.

(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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James Hillery Dunklin