Obituaries for January 2017

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.)

Joy Lookabaugh

Joyce Evelyn Menge Lookabaugh, 88, died on Jan. 1, 2017.

She was born and raised in Frankston but lived a very colorful life traveling with her husband Bo Lookabaugh and living throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Louisiana, North and South Dakota and Texas.

When they left the west to come back to Texas, Joy opened a daycare in the house across the street from where she was raised.

She owned and operated Joy’s Playschool for 40 years and helped raise many children.

She was a great quilter and won many awards for her talent.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Eddie Menge and her husband, John Mark Bo Lookabaugh.

Joy leaves behind her daughters Dona Lookabaugh of Wimberly, Texas, and Patty Lookabaugh of Frankston; son Mark and daughter-in-law Pat Lookabaugh of Frankston; four grandchildren, Jacob Harrison, John Lookabaugh, Daniel Lookabaugh and Rozanna Leddy; a sister, Ruth Bristow of Beckville, Texas and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Frankston.

The family is requesting all of the children who she helped raise and plan to attend to gather in the choir area for the funeral.

Crystal Mays

Memorial services for Crystal Mays 43, of Frankston were held Jan. 7, 2017, at the Frankston United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

Crystal passed away in Tyler Dec. 22, 2016, after a lengthy illness.

She was born March 1, 1973, in Liberty, Texas, to Edward and Sharon Jones.

She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Hester; father, Edward Jones and her grandparents.

Left to cherish her memory are husband James Mays, sons Casey Hester and Eddie Hester; daughter, LeAnna Hester; mother

Sharon Jones; sisters Shiela Rozell, Debra Brantly and Sandra Jones; and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Crystal was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist of Tyler.

Marion ‘Pete’ Patterson

Marion E. (Pete) Patterson departed his earthly life on Dec. 16, 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, brother Alfred 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 and brother Clarence “Pat” Patterson. 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.

Kathy Ann Harley

A funeral service for Kathy Ann Harley, 63, of Tyler, was held Dec. 31, 2016, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with the Rev. George Folmar and the Rev. J. A. Griffin officiating. She was laid to rest at Frankston City Cemetery.

Ms. Harley passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Tyler.

Kathy was born Jan. 18, 1953, in Dallas to Q.W. and Frances (Folmar) Harley.

Kathy was a member of the Frankston Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Q.W. Harley.

Left to cherish her memory is her mother, Frances Harley of Tyler; sister, Reba McCurley and husband Don of Chandler; brother, Rickie Harley of Frankston. She is also survived nieces and nephews, Regena Calcote and husband Brandon, Rickey Harley, Eric Taylor and wife Leah, Katy Roberts; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Pallbearers were Steve Folmar, Randy Due, Rickey Harley, Brandon Calcote, Eric Taylor and Austin Calcote.

Clyde Barrow Foreman

A funeral service for Clyde Barrow Foreman, 82, of Jacksonville, was held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with the Rev. Lester Foreman officiating. He was laid to rest in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Frankston.

Mr. Foreman passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Jacksonville.

Clyde was born November 17, 1934, in Jacksonville to Henry and Theresa (Rossmeyer) Foreman.

He worked as a mill wright for 37 years in the auto industry.

He was preceded in death his parents; and a sister, JoAnn Andrade.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Bea Foreman; sons, Robert Foreman, Randy Foreman and wife Siobhan; daughter, Teresia Foreman; brothers, Doyle Foreman and wife Annice, Jimmy Foreman and wife Judy. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Robert Brian Foreman and wife Tiffany, and Randall Scott Foreman; great-grandchildren, Seth, Nicholas and Mason; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Grayson Foreman, Jordan Foreman, Hunter Foreman, Jason Henderson, Danny Blay, Travis Willis and Gary Hughes.

Rubye Ada Putnam

It is with great sadness yet faith filled joy that we announce our beautiful dear mother Rubye Ada Putnam went to sleep on Friday evening, January 20, 2017, and woke up in the arms of her Lord and Savior and was greeted by all of her loved ones that preceded her in death, for which the family is forever blessed.

Rubye was born February 20, 1914, in Clyde, Texas, to Richard and Ella (Dodds) Casey.

She was a member of United Methodist Church of Frankston as well as a lifelong member of the Red Hatters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Julian Ira Putnam.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, James Lee Putnam and wife Rita of Galveston, Gene E. Putnam and wife Gloria Jean of Spring,; her grandchildren, Jack, DeLee, Casey and April; two great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews

The family would like to give a special thank you to Home-Aid Caregivers and especially to Elene Waller and Evelyn Miller who provided such loving and excellent care to our mom which enabled the family to live their lives comfortable knowing what great care was being provided to Mom.

Also, a special thank you to Bill Freeman for looking after mom over the years. A funeral service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017 at United Methodist Church of Frankston with the Rev. Mike Fraley officiating.

She will be laid to rest at Garden Oaks Memorial Park in Berryville. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.After the service, a reception will be held at United Methodist Church.

(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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