Obituaries for December 2016

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.)

Clyde “Ray” Raymond Miller

A memorial service for Clyde “Ray” Raymond Miller, 84, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Frankston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Miller passed away on Nov. 23, 2016.

He was born May 7, 1932 in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Miller retired after 23 1/2 years of service in the U.S. Army.

He served in both the Korean and Vietnam War. He was a Purple Heart recipient. Miller also worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lana Miller and son, Rick Miller as well as seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Miller was preceded in death by three sons, Mike Miller, Gary Miller and Terry Miller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with the costs of funeral expenses.

Clarence “Bud” Dueling

A graveside service for Clarence “Bud” Dueling, 74, of Frankston, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Dueling passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Tyler.

Clarence was born May 21, 1942, in Corning, Iowa, to Clarence and Juanita (Thompson) Dueling.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and retired as a Master Chief.

He was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5073 in Frankston. Clarence was a city council member of Coffee City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Donald Dueling and Roy Ben Dueling.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Donna Dueling of Frankston; daughter, Sherrin Williams; sons, Mark Peel, Michael Dueling, Matt Dueling; sisters, Martha Guthrie, Susie Ridgley; brothers, Jerry Dueling and Michael Dueling.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Randy Robinson, Jimmy Robinson, Travis Robinson, Tanner Robinson, Mark Peel, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Shane Hibbard, Aiden Hibbard, Alyssa Robinson, Katelyn Robinson, Ethan Robinson; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Rex Terrell

A funeral service for Rex Terrell, 77, of Frankston was held Friday, Nov. 25 at Frankston Assembly of God with the Rev. J. A. Griffin and the Rev. Michael Griffin officiating.

He was laid to rest at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Frankston.

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

Mr. Terrell passed away Monday, Nov. 21, in Frankston.

He was born May 10, 1939 in Henderson County to Clyde and Willie (Gideon) Terrell.

He was a member of the Frankston Volunteer Fire Department, Leagueville Missionary Baptist Church and served in the National Guard.

After 35 years, Rex retired as an oiler operator with Kelly Springfield.

He was a wood worker and an avid outdoorsman who loved the mountains of Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy Wayne Terrell; brothers, Freeman and John Terrell and a sister, Nadine Spivey.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Linda Terrell of Frankston; sons, Brad Terrell, Mark Terrell and wife Kerri, all of Frankston; brother, Coy Terrell and wife Frances of Athens; sister Carolyn Douglas and husband Bill of Poynor; and sister-in-law, Julia Terrell of Leagueville.

He is also survived by three grandsons, Heath, Seth and Caleb; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Heath Terrell, Seth Terrell, Caleb Terrell, Danny Jones, Jerry Jones and John Rupert.

Rather than the customary condolences, memorials may be made to the Frankston Volunteer Fire Department (c/o Frankston City Hall) at 240 W. Main Street, Frankston, Texas 75763.

Louie Elton Dingler

Graveside services for Louie Elton Dingler, 80, of Tyler were held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Bascom Cemetery in Tyler with the Rev. Olin Boles officiating.

Services were under the direction of Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

Louie passed away on Nov. 28, 2016, after suffering a heart attack.

He was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Fincastle to Raymond Monroe and Lena Vandiver Dingler.

He graduated from LaPoynor High School. He worked for Continental Can Company for 28 years and retired from U.T. Health Center in 1999.

Louie was known for his love and devotion for his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family. He was a great hunter and fisherman. He blessed everyone he met with his infectious humor and laughter. He never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindy Louise Dingler; grandson, Zack Browne; brother, Durwood Dingler; and brother in law, Everett Blackburn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Gerri; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and LaShawn Dingler of Tyler and Brian and Brandy Dingler of The Colony; daughter, Cathy Hilton of Winona, daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Tim Browne of Whitehouse, 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

He is also survived by sister, Jean Blackburn of Dayton and brother and sister in law, Marion and Alice Dingler of Winona along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

The delight of his life were Taylor, Owen and Lexi Dingler and Laeni Socia .

His life was blessed by many friends.

Honorary pallbearers were the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class at Bethel Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or to The American Heart Association, .

Happy Trails to you -till we meet again!

Ruby Montrose Costlow

A funeral service for Ruby Montrose Costlow, 93, of Mansfield formerly of Poynor, was held Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. She was laid to rest at Poynor Cemetery.

Mrs. Costlow passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Mansfield, Texas.

Ruby was born June 3, 1923, in Fosterville to William and Ethel (Milner) Montrose.

Ruby was a nurse. She retired from the City of Dallas Public Health Department. She was an avid quilter and loved to read.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James W. Costlow; son, Gerald Harrison; two sisters and two brothers.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, David Costlow and wife Julie of Farmers Branch; daughter, Sara Gomez and husband Chon of Joshua; brothers, James Montrose of Abilene, Bob Montrose and wife Linda of Frankston, Charles Montrose and wife Luann of Frankston; sisters, Jane Gibson of Nacogdoches, Margaret Riggins and husband John of Marshall.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Pamela High, Gerald Harrison and Roman Gomez; and four great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Murray Baker

A funeral service for Murray Baker, 78, of Kerens formerly of Frankston, was held Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Frankston. The Rev. Scott Wiley officiated. Services were under the direction of Autry Funeral Home of Frankston.

Mr. Baker passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Tyler.

Murray was born December 17, 1937, in Jacksonville to Max and Wilma (Scott) Baker.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Frankston. Murray was in the dairy business for over 35 years. He also was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his son Alton Murray “Rusty” Baker, Jr. as well as his parents and his sisters, Maxine Seale and Dorothy Bostick.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 60 years, Nedra Baker of Kerens; a son, Ben Baker of Dibble, Okla.; daughters, Kay Bain and husband Bobby and Kim Taylor all of Kerens. Murray was the grandfather of nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also has several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were: Kara Baker, Mark Bostick, Levi Baker, Coy Lancaster, Jake Taylor, Drew Walter and Bobby Bain.

Marion E. (Pete) Patterson

Marion E. (Pete) Patterson departed his earthly life on Dec. 19, 2016, to be in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

He was born in Sayre, Okla. to Claude and Ruby Patterson.

He was 85.

Patterson was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mabel and Myrle, brothers Alfred and Clarence (Pat) Patterson and one great grandson.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, Idamae; sons, Stephen and wife Carrie, Dale and wife Martha, and Phillip. He is also survived by six grandchildren and their spouses, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Patterson was an administrator at the Frankston Health Care Center for several years and was also a pastor at the Frankston Missionary Baptist Church.

He donated his body to science.

A memorial service will be held at a later date to honor his life.

Paula J. Langston

A graveside service for Paula J. Langston, 70, of Athens, is scheduled at 10 a.m. in the morning Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at Poynor Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Mrs. Langston passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016, in Tyler.

Paula was born February 13, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois to Paul and Leona (Cornell) Jackson.

She was a member of United Pentecostal Church in Athens and worked as a medical technician.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Kenneth Ogden of Athens and sister, Beth Ball of Dallas.

(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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