Obituaries for September 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.)

Mae Jean Rogers

Services for Mae Jean Rogers, 85, of Frankston were held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Bailey & Foster Chapel. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Rogers died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Cartmell Home of Aged. She was born May 19, 1928, in Anderson County to Ed and Frankie Hoffman Richardson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Vernon Methodist Church.

Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband Charlie W. Rogers and a brother Ed Richardson, Jr. She is survived by her daughters Kathy Newton and husband Wayne, and Becky Pearce all of Frankston; sons Robert Rogers and wife Jackie of Pittsburg, and Wayne Rogers of Frankston; sisters Pat House and Bet Hughes and husband Ray; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Chad Pearce, Justin Pearce, Brent Pearce, Cody Newton, Kyle Newton and Chris Rogers.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeffery Rogers and Brian Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Vernon Methodist Church or to Heart to Heart Hospice.

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Rosemary Carrington

Funeral services for Rosemary Carrington, 91, of Frankston were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with Bro. George Folmar officiating. Burial was at Frankston City Cemetery.

Mrs. Carrington passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Palestine.

She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Frankston to Jesse and Minnie Vermillion.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Frankston, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She volunteered in many organizations and in the 1990’s she was named Frankston Citizen of the year.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 55 years of marriage Dennis M. Carrington; son Dennis R. Carrington; and sister Hazel Bourland.

Survivors include her daughters Marilyn Benton and husband Tom of Jacksonville, Jemmy Fields and husband Gene of Gorgia, Beverly Goff and husband Randy of Terrell; brothers Jesse Curtis Vermillion of Clute, Bill Vermillion and wife Jane of Tyler, Bobby Vermillion and wife Martha of Tyler; sister June McClintock and husband Gary of Richardson; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hazel Juanita Cook Conaway

Funeral services for Hazel Juanita Cook Conaway, 90, of Frankston were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with the Rev. J. A. Griffin officiating. Burial was at Frankston City Cemetery.

Mrs. Conaway passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Tyler.

She was born June 5, 1923, in Frankston.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Frankston and Broadway Baptist in Houston.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jesse E. and Nanny O’dell Cook; brothers Thomas B. Cook and Otis Ray Cook.

She is survived by her husband Jack Conaway of Frankston; daughter Janis Bizzell of Frankston; grandchildren Elisa Bizzell of Tyler, Mark Bizzell of Los Angeles, Calif., Sean Bizzell and wife Dea of Quitman, Jason Bizzell and wife Carla of Frankston; great-grandchildren Kaylee Bizzell, Grace Bizzell, Jacob Bizzell, Emily Bizzell, Lynsie Bizzell and Carson Bizzell.

Pallbearers were Mark Bizzell, Sean Bizzell, Jason Bizzell, Danny Conaway, Tommy Dale Cook and Kelly Payne.

Honorary pallbearers were R. L. Conaway and C. J. O’Neal.

Donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas Homeplace at 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, Texas 75701.

Ann Sheldon

Ann Sheldon, 100, of  Frankston died Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 2013, at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

An informal celebration of her life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 20099 FM 315, Palestine.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Steator, Illinois. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Sheldon was born May 22, 1913, in Mt. Morris, Illinois. Her parents were Harry Emmet and Leila (Weagley) Shindle.

She married Claude Sheldon on April 19, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn. He preceded her in death in June of 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and four brothers.

She is survived by four sons Thomas (Marie) Sheldon of Palestine, David (Janet) Sheldon of Hubertus, Wisconsin, Jerry (Adrienne) Sheldon of Elkhart and Stephen (Jean) Sheldon of Jacksonville, Florida; ten grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one sister, Edith Medlar of Rochester, Minn

Opal Folmar

Funeral services for Opal Folmar, 91, of Jacksonville, formerly of Frankston, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at New Life Pentecostal Church in Jacksonville with the Rev. Arnold B. Keating and the Rev. Johnny Grissom officiating.

Burial will be at Frankston City Cemetery under the direction of Autry Funeral Home of Jacksonville. Visitation was to be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Folmar was born Oct. 31, 1921, and went to be with her heavenly father Sept. 23, 2013, in Jacksonville.

She was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church.

She is preceded in death by husband Howard M. Folmar; and parents James Grissom and Lela Corley.

Survivors include her sister Ora Mae Breland of Jacksonville and numerous 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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