Obituaries for October 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.)

James William Lade, Jr.

James William Lade, Jr., 55, of Frankston saw the face of God on Sept. 25, 2008.

Funeral services for Mr. Lade were held Sunday, Sept. 28, at First Baptist Church in Frankston with the Rev. Bob Waldman and the Rev. Darin Wood officiating.

Services were under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

He was born Oct. 10, 1952, in Jacksonville, Texas to James William Lade, Sr., and Louise Lade.

James was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler. He owned Lade Ford in Frankston where he was a lifelong resident.

Jesus Christ was the Lord and Savior of James’ life. His life was a testimony to his faith in Christ, and he loved to witness to anyone about his life and the way God touched him.

God walked with him through every trial and celebration in his life.

James was a righteous, kind and wise man.

Many people sought his counsel.

He also loved his family with all his heart. He was an adoring son, husband, father and PaPa.

He loved to have family gatherings, and always sought out projects that would let him spend time with them.

James also loved cars and racing. He liked to fix, tinker with and plan out how to build cars.

His favorite part of racing was being a crew chief and helping his fellow racers, even if they were direct competitors.

James was preceded in death by his father, James William Lade, Sr., and his son, James Jason Lade.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 18 years, Cherylyn Lade of Frankston; mother, Louise Lade of Frankston; brother, Dan Lade of Frankston; sons, Jeremy Lade and wife Celeste of Frankston, Jamey Lade and wife Elizabeth of Tyler; daughter Lindsey Line and husband, Tim of Tyler; daughter-in-law, Kelsey Lade of Longview; grandchildren, Bailea Line of Tyler, Ethan Lade of Tyler, Hallie Line of Tyler, Kinsey Lade of Longview, and a grandson on the way.

He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Andy Cox, Phillip Allen, James Hefelfinger, Guy Campbell, Gary Koaches and W.T. Jennings.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or KVNE, 2721 E. Erwin Street, Tyler, Texas, 75708.

Roy Derossett

Funeral services for Roy Derossett, 83, of Frankston  were scheduled for Wednesday, Oct, 1, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel, in Frankston with the Rev. J. A. Griffin and the Rev. George Folmar officiating.

Burial was to follow at Derossett Family Cemetery in Frankston.

Mr. Derossett passed away Monday, Sept, 29, 2008 in Tyler.

He was born March 18, 1925 in Henderson County.

Mr. Derossett served in the U. S. Army and was a member of Disabled American Veterans.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gussie Arlington Derossett and Nena Mae Murphy Derossett; and brothers, Gussie Arlington Derossett, Jr. and Murphy Derossett.

Survivors include nieces, Nelda McDonald, Dianne Burgamy and Tonya Harrison all of Frankston; nephews, Murphy Lee Derossett of Frankston and Roger Aills of Poynor; numerous great nieces and nephews; numerous great-great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Derossett of Frankston.

Pallbearers were Jason Burgamy, Douglas Boykin, Jay Boykin, Murphy Derossett, Roger Aills and James Griffith.

Louis Alan Bennett

A celebration of the life of Louis Alan (known as Alan) Bennett of Fort Worth will be at 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the home of his daughter, Schi-Lee Bennett, 1480 U.S. Hwy. 175 three miles west of Frankston.

Mr. Bennett died Sept. 27, 2008, in a Fort Worth hospital after a long battle with cancer.

His body was cremated by Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Fort Worth recently.

Mr. Bennett was born Jan. 20, 1955, in Fort Worth. He worked for R. J. Reynolds in Fort Worth.

Mr. Bennett is survived by one daughter, Schi-Lee Bennett, 11, an eighth grader at LaPoynor Middle School.

When Mr. Bennett become ill, she came to the Frankston to live with her aunt and uncle, Robert and Dana Bennett.

Other survivors include his mother, Thelma Haggan of Quitman; four brothers, Robert Bennett of Frankston, David Bennett of Fort Worth, Anthony Bennett of Fort Worth, Richard Bennett of Fort Worth; an aunt and uncle, Harold and Betty Dressendorfor of Berryville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Bennett of Troup.

“This celebration of life is what his daughter wanted to do,” said Dana Bennett. “Alan asked us to enjoy life for him and to eat his favorite foods, listen to his favorite music and love his daughter.”

Bernice M. Doucet

A memorial service was held for Bernice M. Doucet, 78, of Frankston at Lakeside Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 9, with the Rev. Gary Dollarhide officiating. Ms. Doucet died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at her home near Brushy Creek.

Ms. Doucet was a homemaker and member of Lakeside Baptist Church.

She was born in LeRoy. La, and grew up in Abbeville, La. She has resided in the Frankston area for the last 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Polite and Enite Prejean Doucet; brother, Alvin Doucet of Abbeville, La.; and infant daughter, Lucy Janelle Moore.

Ms. Doucet is survived by a brother, Elroy and wife Elaine Doucet of Youngsville, La.; son, William T. Moore Jr. and wife Nancy of Austin; daughters, Nanette Marie and husband Anthony C. Gonzales of Frankston, Ceceile Aileen and husband Loren Dutka of Frankston; son, Guy M. Moore and wife Nancy of Bacliffe; granddaughters, Shaunna Briscoe, Brianna Miller, Jessica Gonzales, Cassandra Dutka; grandson, David Moore; 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in Texas and Louisiana.

She will be greatly missed by family, extended family and friends.

J. T. Pagitt

J. T. Pagitt, 73, of Goldsboro, NC, passed away on Monday morning Oct. 6, 2008 at his residence after a courageous fight with cancer.

Born in Poynor, he was the son of the late Joe Tom and Nellie Jo Pagitt.

Mr. Pagitt is survived by his wife, Anne Casey Pagitt; one sister, LaVern Brigham and brother-in-law Bill Brigham of Poynor; two sons, Joe Kent Pagitt and Kenneth Wayne Pagitt; two daughters, Rose Pagitt Merryfield and Suzanne Pagitt Pittman; eight grandchildren, Marlena Merryfield Hall, LaNell Merryfield, Lindsey Merryfield, Timothy Pittman, Amber Pittman, Jayson Pittman, Amanda Rose Pagitt, and Joey Pagitt; and four great grandchildren, Ashley Hall, Zachary Hall, Savannah Pittman, and Camden Pittman.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Holder officiating. Burial followed in Wayne Memorial Park with full military honors of  his 22 years of service in the United States Air Force.

Juanita Bundick

Juanita Bundick, 89, of Frankston, was called home to be with her lord on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 with her family by her side. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Nevel Chapel Cemetery in Mount Pleasant, Texas with Sam Fisher officiating.

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

Juanita was born Sept. 7, 1919 in Dallas to the late Henry Grady Bass and Mattie Earlene Poag Bass.

She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Billy Allen Lee.

Juanita graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Houston and worked as a secretary and homemaker. She loved the Lord and her family.

Juanita is survived by her husband of 41 years, Ronald Bundick; sons and daughters-in-law; Clayton and Linda Lee, Grady and Susan Lee and Craig and Darla Bundick; and daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Andrews and Lisa and Keith Phillips.

Juanita was blessed with nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Zachary Lee, Tim Lewis, Andy Lankford, Don Hildebrandt, Alan Hildebrandt and John Roberts.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2008 at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Family requests donations to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas  75701.

PFC Heath Kayne Quinton Pickard

Services for PFC Heath Kayne Quinton Pickard will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Evangelistic Temple, 3011 N. Loop 256, Palestine, with Dr. Barry Roberts and the Rev. George Folmar officiating.  

Burial will be at Land of Memory Cemetery, Hwy 287 North.  Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Heath was born Sept. 18, 1987, in Athens.  

He was a 2006 graduate of Frankston High School where he lettered in football and baseball.  He was called home to the Lord on Oct. 16, 2008, while serving his country as a member of the 25th Infantry Division in the United States Army in Iraq.  Heath is a true American hero who will not be forgotten.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Pickard and son, Ethan Pickard in Fairbanks, Alaska; his grandmother, Margaret Pickard of Brushy Creek; brothers, Chance Pickard of Frankston and PFC Austin Pickard of Frankfurt, Germany; as well as aunts and uncles who loved him and were very proud of him.

Heath loved the outdoors, especially fishing.  He will be missed by his family and many, many friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jack Pickard Sr.; his sister, Nicole Pickard; cousin, Emily Pickard; aunt, Jackie Pickard and uncle, Gene Pickard.

Condolences will be 6-8 pm Friday, Oct. 24, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Dale Cole

Funeral Services for Mr. Dale Cole of Poynor, 70, were scheduled for Friday, Oct. 24, at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston with Louie Adams and Roger McDonald officiating,

Burial followed at Poynor Cemetery.

Mr. Cole passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 in Frankston.

He was born May 24, 1938 in Friendswood, Texas.

Mr. Cole was employed as a Rancher as well as a Draftsman in the Petroleum and Gas industry. He was a member of the Quaker Church and the "Country Gents" band.  Mr. Cole was an avid admirer of country, cowboy and bluegrass music.

He was preceded in death by his Father Lloyd Cole and Sister Becky Johnson.

Mr. Cole is survived by his wife, Patsy Rhea Warner Cole of Frankston; mother, Dorothy Garretson Cole of Frankston; sons, Derek Cole of Poynor and Jeff Cole and wife Leah of Hallsville; brother, Lyndon Cole and wife Paula of Canton; sisters, Ila Johnson and husband Charles of Alvin and Brenda Barnes and husband Barney of Poynor; mother-in-law, Elsie Warner of Frankston; sisters-in-law, Sharen Burndrett and Karen McClellan both of Frankston; grandson, Joseph Cole; granddaughter, Kaylee Cole and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Johnson, Devin Musselman, Shane Musselman, Justin Barnes, Daniel Cole, Josh Cole, Jason Burndrett and Chris Burndrett.

D.A. "Doodle" Beard

Services for Mr. D.A. "Doodle" Beard, 79, of Frankston were scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston with the Rev. George Folmar officiating.

Burial will be held at Frankston City Cemetery, Frankston.

He was born Saturday, April 5, 1930 in Sand Flat to the late Alex Beard and Winnie Welch Beard.

Clara Underwood

Graveside services for Clara Underwood, 81, of Frankston were held Thursday, Oct. 23, at Roselawn Park with Chaplain Ray Parton officiating.

Arrangements were under Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.

Mrs. Underwood died Oct. 22, 2008, in Frankston.

She was born April 1, 1927, in Cherokee County. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Underwood, Jr., and sons, Joe Ed Underwood and Lewis Truman Underwood.

Survivors include her son, Steve Underwood of Frankston and sister Johnnie Jones of Jacksonville.

Thomas W. Victory

Graveside Services for Mr. Thomas W. Victory, 67, of Frankston, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at at Frankston City Cemetery in Frankston with the Rev. David Camp officiating.

Mr. Victory passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 in Frankston, Texas.

He was born March 14, 1941 in Turrell, Arkansas.

Mr. Victory was employed at TDCJ as a supervisor for 18 years, and was a member of the Mormon faith and proudly served with the Marines, and with the Army during the Vietnam War as a SSG. Mr. and Mrs. Victory were married July 4, 1969 in Germany.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Victory; mother, Bessie B. Hoover; and brothers, Marvin and Everett Victory.

Mr. Victory is survived by his wife of 39 years, Erika E. Victory of Frankston; sons, Thomas Victory and wife Ada and Daniel Victory and wife Shawn all of Frankston; brother, Norman Victory of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; sister, Mary Commuso of Piggott, grandsons, Jesse and Rocky and granddaughters, Amanda and Katrina.

The family was to receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

(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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