Obituaries for May 2018

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.)

Doris Parker

Doris Alyne Scalf Parker, 94, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2018, in Tyler.

Doris was born on March 24, 1924, in McKinney, Texas. She was the first child of Taylor Bryant Scalf and Hazel Iona (Ritter) Scalf, both now deceased, and spent her earliest years in McKinney in the McDonald Community. Doris graduated from Ennis High School in 1941.

During WWII Doris was a nurse cadet in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps program at Methodist Hospital of Dallas/Southern Methodist University.

She graduated as a registered nurse in 1946 and continued to work at Methodist Hospital for several years. She worked in clinics In North Dallas until 1973. Doris met Gerald L. “Pete” Parker while he was on leave from the 82nd Airborne Division prior to the European Campaign. They corresponded throughout that time and were married in Dallas in 1944 while Pete was recovering from wounds he received in Normandy. They were married for 53 years.

The Parker family moved to Lake Palestine in 1974. They were residents of Lollipop Landing near Frankston. Doris served for several years on the Board of Directors of the Property Owners Association there allowing her the opportunity to serve her neighbors in her community. She moved to Tyler in 2007.

Doris maintained her nursing credentials for 50 years retiring in 1996. She was a Nursing Instructor at Trinity Valley Community College (formerly Henderson County College) for almost 20 years helping to build their Licensed Vocational Nursing program. She served on the Texas Governor’s Board of Nursing Examiners in the 1980s and 1990s by appointment of Governor Bill Clements.

Doris was an avid defender of her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in numerous church positions in the children’s Primary Organization and Relief Society, the world-wide women’s organization of the church. Most notably she served as Relief Society President of the Tyler Ward and as a counselor in the Gilmer Stake Relief Society. She was known and loved by her sisters and brothers in the church and community for her cheerful attitude and willingness to serve, not only in Tyler but in Dallas and Athens as well. Doris and Pete served in the Dallas Temple of the LDS Church.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings - Leta Westbrook, Melba Curran, and Taylor Bryant Scalf, Jr., all of the Dallas, Texas area.

She is survived by two sons Joe Edward Parker and wife Christine and Gerald Lynn Parker and wife Sue; nine grandchildren: Travis, James, Bryan, Paul, and Matthew Parker, and Chris Terjesen, Meredith Ethington, Lindsey Williams, and Paige Lewis. In addition, she is survived by twenty-two great-grandchildren: Morghan, Madison, Clayton, Jasper, Taylor, Clark, Logan, Ezra, Phoebe, Noah, Amilee, Desmond, Radin, Beckham, Owen, Hazel, Avery, Kyle, Tyler, Sydney, Chandler, and Faye. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

Funeral services were held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1617 Shiloh Rd., Tyler, on Monday, May 7. She was interred at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery in Tyler. Services were under direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler.

Linda Folmar

A funeral service for Linda Folmar, 70, of Frankston, is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Poynor Baptist Church.

Bro. George Folmar will officiate.

She will be laid to rest at Garden Oaks Memorial Park in Berryville. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston

Linda passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, in Tyler.

She was born August 18, 1947, in Athens, Texas, to Clinton and Josephine (McDaniel) Culpepper.

Linda was a teacher for 30 years and a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association.

She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Chapel in Frankston and a Sunday School teacher who was instrumental in Vacation Bible School. Linda admired her children and her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 46 years, Bro. George Folmar of Frankston; sons, Jonathan Folmar and wife Heather of Berryville, Jeremy Folmar and wife Becky of Houston; and daughter, Paula Bailey and husband Kelton of Bullard.

She is also survived by brother, James Culpepper and sister, Judy McAdams, both of Conroe; half-brother, Clinton Culpepper and wife Louise of Tyler; half-sister, Bonnie Montgomery of Winona; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lee Dickerson, Earl Lang, Craig Dansby, Doyle Smith, Larry Walding and William Deal. Honorary pallbearer is Conner Griffith.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, May 24, 2018, and friends are cordially invited to visit with Linda’s family from 6 to 8 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Lighthouse Baptist Chapel, P.O. Box 1118, Frankston, Texas 75763.

(Obituaries posted contain information posted by funeral homes and/or families. Families may request changes or additions, if appropriate or required.).

Doris Alyne Parker


Linda Folmar



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