April 2022 Obituaries


From April 2022

Steve Beard

Steve Beard


Steve Beard

A graveside service for Steve Beard, of Frankston, is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Frankston City Cemetery. Bro. George Folmar will officiate. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Frankston. 

He was born on Nov. 11, 1959 and Steven passed away on April 1, 2022. He was born to Doyle and Betty (Hammons) Beard. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nanette Beard of Tyler; brother, Larry Beard and wife Diane of Frankston. He is also survived by his nieces Amanda Beard, Stacy James and husband Chance and great nieces Emma, Sadie and Ruthie.

Billie Campbell

The family of Chevala (known as Billie) Oleta Campbell, with loving remembrance, announce that she peacefully passed from this life to the next on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the age of 89. 

Billie Campbell


Billie was born to Claud and Sarah Jewel Deel in Montalba on March 1, 1933. Not long after graduating from Palestine High School, she married the love of her life, “my Bobby”, on June 20, 1953. She devoted her energies and life to make and manage a home for her husband and four children, Gary, Karen, Bobby Jr., and Tracie. She also loved to help with raising the grandchildren; she was “nanny” to 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandkids, and 2 great-great grandkids. 

She was one of six siblings and is survived by her sister, Ruby Tilman of Slocum. 

Billie was a member of First Baptist Church in Frankston. 

Billie enjoyed celebrating holidays, especially Thanksgiving (family reunion). She always looked forward to playing Chicken Foot, Train, and fellowshipping with the women at First Baptist Church. She kept up with folks and would pray for them when she heard of any difficulties they were facing. In her younger days, in addition to raising her family, she was an avid bowler, enjoyed seeing people jitterbugging, and loved watching musicals. 

Please join Billie’s family in celebrating her life on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Visitation will begin at 1:30 followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2:30 at First Baptist Church on 408 E. Garner, Frankston. 

By her request, the pallbearers will be from her extended family: Josiah and Justin Campbell (sons of Gary); Bobby III and Eric Campbell (sons of Bobby Jr); Eli Langston and Skyler Smith (sons of Tracie). 

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the wonderful nurses at Chandler Nursing Center, especially Patricia (aka as Dot to Billie) and Brittny (hospice) for their compassionate care.

Mrs. Jessie Fields


Mrs. Jessie Fields

A celebration of life for Mrs. Jessie Fields, 89, of Frankston is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Faith Temple House of Deliverance in Frankston with Pastor Alice Cumby serving as eulogist.

Mrs. Fields was born June 28, 1932 and passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Company of Tyler.

Public viewing will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home at 1112 N. Palace Ave. in Tyler.

Barry Cook

A graveside service for Barry Cook of Frankston, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Frankston City Cemetery. Chris White will officiate. 

He was born on April 4, 1946 and passed away on April 28, 2022. He was a Church of Christ member. He was a very dedicated coach and teacher for 35 plus years, working for the Cayuga and Neches school districts. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lucille Cook; and sister, Janet Warrington. 

Left to cherish Barry’s  memory are his nephew Brandon Warrington; and great-grand nieces Madison Nichole Warrington and McKensie Lynn Warrington. 

Honorary pallbearers are David Coker, Bill Shed, Jim Smith and Randy Snyder.


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