Obituaries for October 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.)

Billy Bacon

A funeral service for Billy Bacon, 89, of Frankston, was held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at the First Baptist Church, Frankston.

The Rev. Jeff Godwin, the Rev. Scott Wiley, and Roger McDonald officiated.

Graveside service was at Frankston City Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Billy passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Frankston.

He was born July 11, 1929, in Smith County to Murphy and Lillie (Webb) Bacon.

He was a member of the William Foster Masonic Lodge AF & AM for 64-plus years.

Billy began his automotive career in the early 1950’s with Phillips Chevrolet in Frankston.

He continued to grow the Bacon Family of Dealerships to include Frankston, Jacksonville, Palestine, and Athens. The dealerships have been given Customer Satisfaction awards for many years.

He was associated with the Family Road Construction, Caldwell Zoo, Associated Pipeline, the Palestine Sale Barn, and First National Bank, Frankston.

He was passionate about his horses and loved going on trail rides and rodeos.

His hobbies included anything with mules and wagons. Yes, he loved to work but at the heart of it all was his family and he cherished time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed listening to western swing music.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Murphy Bacon, Jr. and O’Neal

Bacon; and sister-inlaw, Monnie Bacon.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 68 years, Pattye Bacon; sons, Billy “Dude” Bacon, Britt Bacon and wife Julie; grandchildren, Bryson Bacon, Becca Bacon, Bayne Bacon, and Brenson Bacon. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were James Bacon, Jerry Bacon, Drew Bacon, Roger Bacon, Bryson Bacon, Bayne Bacon, Doyle Smith and David Westbrook.

Honorary pallbearers include Becca Bacon, Brenson Bacon, the extended Bacon Family of Dealerships, and the members of the William Foster Masonic Lodge.

Janie Jennings

A funeral service for Janie Pike Jennings, 90, of Frankston, was held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Frankston. Bro. Donnie Barron and Bro. Scott Wiley officiating.

Mrs. Jennings was laid to rest at Wofford Cemetery in Frankston. ‘

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

She passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Janie was born February 8, 1928 in Frankston to Arthur and Talitha (Campbell) Pike.

Mrs. Jennings was the receptionist and secretary to the President of Jacksonville Building and Loan for many years. Janie graduated Valedictorian of the Frankston Class of 1945 and was a graduate of Federal Institute of Business.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buster Jennings; brother, Joe Kenny Pike and sisters, Onetia Clark and Bobbie Jo Pike.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Maurice W. T. Jennings and wife Theresa of Bullard; brother, Arthur Lee Pike, Jr of Palestine; sister-in-law, Betty Pike of Athens; brother-in-law, Vaughnly R. “Butch” Easter and wife Denan of Pineville, LA.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Brian Jennings and wife Jessica of Ft. Worth and Darla T. Foreman and husband Chris of

Tyler; five great-grandchildren: Sawyer and Sutton Mae Jennings, Lucy, Claire and Charlie Foreman; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mark Bostick, Mark Lookabaugh, Harry Smith, Gordon Campbell, Richard McLane, Mike Hanks and Dan Lade.

Lonnie Lee Miller

Mr. Lonnie Lee Miller, born on May 18, 1941 in Olney, Illinois, to the late Melvadene Miller and the late Bill Miller, passed away at age 77 on Sept. 29, 2018, in Berryville, Texas.

Lonnie served in the Army and was a man of many talents; He was a truck driver, a commercial fisherman and held several positions in the oilfield, just to name a few.

Lonnie was married to Charlotte Miller for 58 years.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, LeRae Miller.

Lonnie is survived by his son, Larry Miller and wife Barbara; daughter, Lynn Miller; sister Cathy Duncan and husband Lyle; sister Cindy Ates and husband Chuck; sister Christy Ligon and husband Jim; grandchildren Valerie Penner and husband Johnny, Lauren Miller, Megan Martin, Julie Miller and Mark Miller; great-grandchildren Ulysses Penner and Persephone Penner; and long-time family friends Frank and Jean Duncan.

He also leaves behind his dog, Willie.

Lonnie lived an adventurous life and loved fishing, hunting, golf, singing, building boats and painting.

Those who wish, may donate in Lonnie's name to Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

Friends and family can pay their respects at the memorial service, officiated by the Rev. Wayne Livingston and the Rev. George Folmar, on Saturday, October 6, at 11 a.m. at Hilltop Baptist Church, 11269 County Road 4117, Berryville, Texas, 75763.

Tracey A. Reed

Tracey A. Reed was born in Dallas Jan. 29, 1959.

She passed away in Wichita Falls on Sept. 15, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Weeks and her brother Daniel Ranford.

She is survived by her mother Jean Johnson and step-father Bill Johnson of Frankston; her father Bill Ranford of Tulsa, Okla.; daughters Brenna Theurer and husband Brian and grand daughter Montana of Burkburnett, Texas; and Megan Reed Patty and husband Ryan and two grandsons J. T. and Michael; and sister Deborah Livingston and husband William of Nashville, Tenn.

A service for Reed will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Charles Brorromeo Catholic Church in Frankston.

There will be no burial.

Paul Vincent MacDuff

Paul Vincent MacDuff passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, following a lengthy illness.

Mr. MacDuff is survived by his two sons, David Stanglin, and Randy Duncan MacDuff; his daughter-in-law, Tina Stanglin; his aunt, Mary Stroup; and his cousin, Jackie Groves.

A private Memorial service will be held for MacDuff by his family.

Patsy Chalk

A funeral service for Patsy Chalk, 79, of Berryville, was held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston.

The Rev. George Folmar and the Rev Scott Wiley officiated.

Mrs. Chalk passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Tyler.

She was born July 11, 1939, in Frankston to John Quincy and Bertha Juanita (Patton) Cook.

Patsy was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Frankston.

She spent many hours of volunteer work at the ballpark in Berryville.

The love and focus of her life were her grandsons.

Mrs. Chalk was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Troy Cook and Kenneth Cook.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 61 years, Louis Chalk of Berryville; her children, Stephen Chalk, Mark Chalk and wife Danica, and Connie Chalk, all of Frankston; a sister, Sandra Costlow and a brother, John Cook, both of Frankston.

She is also survived by two grandchildren, Jordan Chalk and Carson Chalk, and several nieces and nephews.

Beverly Beard

A funeral service for Beverly Beard, 83, of Frankston, was held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston.

The Rev. Scott Wiley and the Rev. Jerry Don Stanger officiated.

Mrs. Beard was laid to rest at Frankston City Cemetery.

She passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Jacksonville.

Beverly was born July 4, 1935, in Frankston to Fred and Burtis Mildred Henley.

Mrs. Beard was a daycare owner and a member of First Baptist Church of Frankston.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, T.E. “Pete” Beard and her sister, Barbara Burks.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Spencer Beard and Jana Sue of Frankston, Greg Beard and wife Becky of Frankston, Gary Beard and wife Margo of Athens; brothers-in-law, Jerry Burks of Jacksonville and Bill Overton of Bullard; and sister-in-law, Betty Beard of Frankston.

She is also survived grandchildren: Misty Evans (Greg), Candice Schreiner (Matt), Brent Beard (Allison), Alex Beard (Casaundra) Kara Davis (Austin), Luke Beard, Kyle Beard, Blake Bumbard (Debbie), Trinity Gore, Brooke Bumbard; 14 great-grandchildren: Justin, Jaden, Kaylee, Kynzee, Ethan, Emma, Eli, Isaac, Sam, Cora, Chloe, Katie, Clayton and Emily; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and honorary pallbearers were Greg Evans, Austin Davis and Matt Schreiner.

Paula Ann Beard

A funeral service for Paula Ann Beard, 54, of Frankston, was held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston.

Pastor Mike Burns officiated.

Mrs. Beard was laid to rest at Old Bethel Cemetery in Frankston.

Mrs. Beard passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Tyler.

She was born March 17, 1964, in Mesquite to David and Shirley (Kizziar) Kuykendall.

Paula was a homemaker and was a member of Carpenter’s Cross Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lonnie Pierce.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Max Beard of Frankston; mother, Shirley Fuller and husband Roger of Canton; father, David Kuykendall of Mabank; children, Michael Pierce and wife Heather, Candace Massey and husband Chris, Daniel Pierce and wife Jami, all of Canton, Justin Terry (Kristie) of Carrollton, Haley Chaneyworth and husband Jack and Shelby Beard (Brandon Hurdle), both of Flint.

She is also survived by siblings, David Kuykendall and wife Sheryl of Wills Point, Michelle Kuykendall of Greenville, Virgil Kuykendall of Canton, Anthony Ketner of Quinlan; 14 grandchildren: Addi, Gage, Macyn, Avaree, Tanner, Cooper, Emma, Emory, Bristol, Kylan, Kobe, Beckham, Hudson, and Thea.

Pallbearers were Jonathan VanSyckle, Jayson VanSyckle, Trae Kuykendall, Justin Kuykendall, Jack Chaneyworth, Brandon Hurdle, and Justin Terry.

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

Billy Bacon


Janie Pike Jennings


Patsy Chalk


Beverly Beard



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