Obituaries for November 2014

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.)

Shirley Lawson Ledbetter

Funeral services for Shirley Lawson Ledbetter, 79, of Athens, formerly of LaRue, were held Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Fondren officiating.

Burial followed in New York Cemetery.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Nov. 1, 2014, in Athens.

She was born Oct. 1, 1935, in Temple to the late Andy Marlin and Doris Loretha Thompson Lawson. Shirley resided in the New York community most of her life before moving to Athens in 2010.

She attended Athens public schools and was a member of Landmark Baptist Church. Mrs. Ledbetter and her late husband, Boyce, formerly owned and operated Ledbetter’s Custom Fertilizer business which was incorporated into Frankston Farm and Ranch Store after its purchase in 1984. They sold the business to family members and retired in 1996.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2007, and sisters Bobbie Buchanan and Betty Godwin.

Survivors include sons Larry Conrad Ledbetter of Bogue, Kansas, Gary Dan Ledbetter of Athens; daughters Lisa Steger and husband Douglas of Poynor, Vickie Elaine Ledbetter of Tyler, sisters Lanell Faulk and Linda Lane both of Athens, Sherry Kirbo of Heath, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Doug Steger, Colton Ledbetter, Brand Musselman, Jon Tiner, Brad Crenshaw and Brad Sifers.

James ‘Randy’ Randall Cypert

A memorial service will be held for James “Randy” Randall Cypert from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the home of Brian and Cindi Emerine in Frankston.

Randy was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Ralls, Texas, and died at the age of 67 on November 8, 2014, in Palestine. He had been a resident of the Frankston, Tyler and Palestine area for 20 years after living in the Lorenzo and Dallas areas. He was self-employed, working in catering, where he was recognized through Catering Business Awards. He loved to dance.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Cypert; mother, Vivian Cypert; and brother, Roger Cypert.

Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Nutt Emerine and husband, Brian of Frankston; two sisters, Rhonda Cypert Klein of Lubbock and Roxie Cypert Powers of Pamapa; two grandchildren, Jade Nicole Ginn of Lindale and Clayton Wilson Nutt of Whitehouse; and two great-grandchildren, Gracey Nicole Ginn and Paul Daniel Ginn; nieces, Crystal Chilton of Amerillo and Chelsie Powers of Oklahoma City; nephews, Clint Cypert of McKinney and Chance Cypert of Lewisville.

Susan M. Bombard

Susan M. Bombard, 70, of Chandler, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Coffee City.

Susan, a retired collector in the medical industry, was born on Dec. 31, 1943, in McComb, MS. She grew up and attended school in McComb, graduating in 1962. Following high school she met, and later married, James Bombard. They made their home in Tyler; where she was a homemaker. Later in life, she worked for Tyler Radiology and Tyler Anesthesiologists. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law Brian McCoy.

She is survived by her husband James of Chandler; daughters Lisa McCoy of Frankston; Rochelle Duval of Frankston; sons Scott Duval and his wife, Fawn of Flint; Brandon Bombard and his wife, Manche of Chandler; brother Jimmy Wilkinson and his wife, Anita of McComb, MS; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, 12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler. Funeral Services were held, Wednesday, Nov. 19, also at the funeral home. Interment followed at Tyler Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75703.

Mildred Ingram

Funeral services for Mildred Ingram, 88, of Chandler, were held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with Pastor Samual Priddy officiating.

Mildred passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Tyler.

She was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Elkhart to Lester and Verna Lee Foster Pierce.

Mrs. Ingram was a homemaker and a caregiver. She worked for the Winnsboro Independent School District. She “adopted” as many grandchildren as she could and was known to many as Grandma. She had a green thumb and loved gardening and plants.

She was preceded in death by her son Bobby Birch; a daughter Eutonya Ingram Cortiz; two grandsons Christopher Ingram and Damon Birch; by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Surviving family includes her sons Troy Ingram and wife Debbie of Bullard, Jay Ingram of Chandler, Matthew Ingram and wife Shelia of Neches, Tracy Ingram and wife Karen of North Dakota; and daughter Davelyn Barton of Chandler. There are 23 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 19 great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mildred’s grandsons served as pallbearers.

Chad Tarrant

Funeral services for Chad Tarrant, 26, of LaRue were held Friday, Nov. 14, in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Williams and the Rev. Olin Boles officiating.

Burial followed in LaRue Cemetery.

Chad passed away Nov. 10, 2014, in Kaufman County.

He was born Oct. 15, 1988, in Dallas to Bobby Lane and Elvin Sue Smith Tarrant.

Chad was a lifelong resident of LaRue . He graduated LaPoynor High School in 2007. He was a member of LaRue Baptist Church.

Chad loved dirt bike racing, motorcycle riding, hunting and fishing. He loved playing pool with his friends and he loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Juanita Smith, grandparents Leland and Betty Tarrant, uncles Johnny Eugene Smith, Roy Lee Smith and aunt Annita Blevins.

Survivors include his father and mother Bobby and Sue Tarrant of LaRue; sister Shelina Hartness and husband Mark of Fort Worth; brother Jeffrey Tarrant of LaRue; grandfather Elvis Smith of Kaufman and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers were Dylan Smith, Garrett Wade, Dalton Moore, Samuel Barber, Garrett Barber and Jeramie Nichols.

Honorary pallbearers were Sean Roberts, Randy Kennedy, Matt Greenwood and Mike Gard.

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(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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