Obituaries from 2002

 

BRANNON, Jameston Rezin

Funeral services for Jameston Rezin Brannon, 66, of Carthage, were held on May 17, 2002 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Michael Powell, Bill O’Neal and Charles Hughes officiated.  Burial followed in Gary Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.  He died May 14, 2002 in Tyler.

Born June 3, 1935 in Shreveport LA he was the son of the late Jameston Rezin, Sr. and Emma Collins Brannon.  He graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1953.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches and did doctoral research at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge LA.  Honors include “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest”, “Who’s Who in American Education”, “Leaders in American Science”, Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi.

He married Jean Brannon on March 1, 1980.  He was an instructor and demartment chairman of Biology at Panola College in Carthage for 32 years retiring in 1995.  He was a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans Horace Randall Camp in Carthage and an associate member of Colonel George Madison Camp # 1205 in Colorado Springs CO and an endowment member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife Jean Brannon of Carthage; stepson and daughter-in-law Keith and Sarah Cahpman and children Jake and Nick Hardin of Tyler; grandchildren Keric Lane Chapman of Houston, Amanda Leigh Chapman Powell and Michael Powell both of Fort Worth; foster brother James Brannon and his son Gary Brannon of Shreveport; uncle Jack Brannon of Slidell LA; several cousins nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Malcolm Alford, Ron Collier, Ronnie Wolfe, John Richard Pack, Mike Parker and Jackie Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers were Pat Porter, Charles Hebert, Bill Hutto, Ron Harrell, Billy Willis, Jim Harris, Ron Davis, Paschall Hamblen, Ed Blitch, Jack Gibbons and Wellborn Jack.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 19, 2002

BROADAWAY, William Burl

Funeral services for William Burl Broadaway, 74, of Carthage, were held at 10 am on May 22, 2002 at the Jimerson Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Steven Hill officiated.  Burial followed in the Old Prospect Cemetery in Deadwood.  He died on May 20, 2002 at his residence.

Born Oct. 11, 1927 in Panola County, he was the son of William Burl, Sr. and Celia Mae Neighbors Broadaway.  He spent most of his life in the Deadwood community and was married to the late Annie L. Broadaway.  By profession he was a truck drives; however, his passion was for ranching and farming.  He was a loving husband and father and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Claude Admiral Broaway and a sister Ellis Irene Coppedge.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Billy and June M. Broadaway of Deadwood; daughters and son-in-law Martha “Marty” Broadaway of Deadwood and Loretta and Len Arnold of Carthage; sisters and brother-in-law Opal Hutchens and Mary and Marvin Walker all of Galloway; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Oleigh and Alton Bradshaw of Carthage and Dorothy and Charlie Burnett of Deadwood; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service as pallbearers were Leonard Bierman, Arnold Walker, Kenneth Walker, Bobby Watson, John St. Clair and Richard Broadus.

Honorary pallbearers were Walter Wilbanks, Hugh Barnett, Woodrow Colton and Bear Powell.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 14, 2002

BURKS, Elbert D.

Graveside services for Elbert D. Burks, 79, of Marshall, formerly of Carthage were held at 11 am on May 25, 2002 in Kilgore City Cemetery.  The Rev. C.F. Shirey officiated.  Arrangements were under the direction of Grubbs-Lloyd Funeral Hom in Gilmer.  He died May 22, 2002 in Marshall.

Born on April 27, 1923 in Malvern AR, he was the son of Calvin and Jannie Burks.  He was of the Baptist faith and was a production foreman for Texaco.  He was married to Nazarine Gossett for 58 years.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Lucille Vickry; his parents; brothers Laughton, Clayton and Chester and a sister Lucille.

Survivors include his wife Nazarine Burks of Marshall; son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Janie Burks of Diana; grandchildren Becky and Jon Cross of Allen; Allen Powell of Dallas and Michael and Christi Burks of Diana; great grandchildren Justin and Jason Cross and Dalton Burks.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 26, 2002

CAYCE, Margaret Catherine

Funeral services for Margaret Catherine Cayce, 77, of Overton, mother of Carthage resident John Warwick Cayce, Jr., were held on May 21, 2002 in Overton Missionary Baptist Church.  The Revs. Don McPherson and Dick Cayce officiated.  Burial followed in Overton City Cemetery under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home in Overton.  She died on May 18, 2002 in a Tyler hospital.

Born March 31, 1925 in Plano, she was the daughter of the late albert J. and Euila Mae Farmer Wilson.  She married John W. Cayce, Sr. on Dec. 7, 1949 in Dallas and moved to Overton from Winnsboro in 1966.  She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Overton Missionary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Cayce, Sr. who died on Jan. 3, 1997 and her sister Polly Traylor.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law John Warwick, Jr. and Terry Cayce of Carthage; daughter and son-in-law Cathy and James Roney of Overton; grandchildren Kelly, Kyle and Kayla Cayce and Nathan and Cheryl Roney and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and nephews.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 14, 2002

CRAWFORD, Ruby Mae

Funeral services for Ruby Mae Crawford, 93, of Carthage, were held on May 23, 2002 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed in Cedar Yard Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.  She died May 22, 2002 in Carthage.

Born April 20, 1909 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of O.C. and Elizabeth Amason Hussey.  After graduating from high school, she attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she worked as a librarian.  She wed Harvey Crawford who preceded her in death.  She was employed as a store clerk in the Tenaha area for several years.  She was a member of the Tennessee Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by her sister Della Olvia Whitson.

Survivors include her nephew and his wife Ed and Maren H. Corbitt of Woodbridge VA; numerous other nieces and nephews and a special friend Bid Nutt and his wife Lyndine of Carthage.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 26, 2002

DUNCAN, Betty Sinclair

Graveside services for Betty Sinclair Duncan, 68, of Gladewater, formerly of Henderson, sister of Carthage resident Arlene Cabanis, were held at 1 pm on May 23, 2002 in Davis Cemetery in Rusk County.  Jackie Smart officiated.  Arrangements were under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home in Henderson.  She died May 21, 2002 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.

Born on Nov. 16, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, she was the daughter of Morse and Blanche Sinclair.  She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Church of Christ in Arkansas.  She was preceded in death by her husband “Spike” Dewayne Duncan; her parents, two brothers and one son.

Survivors include her daughters Katherine Knowles of Gladewater, Caroline Compton of Hallsville and Carol Hairgrove of Henderson; sisters Arlene Cabanis of Carthage and Gwendolyn Barnfield of Houston; brother Bill Sinclair of Rusk; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steve Sinclair, Tim Gibbions, Bobby Hairgrove, Joe Walker, John Harpole and Andy Williams.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 14, 2002

HATHAWAY, Josh William Sr.

Funeral services for Josh William Hathaway, Sr., 30, of Longview, were held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Grange Hall Cemetery in Harrison County.  Funeral services were under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Marshall.  Hathaway was born April 30, 1972 in Longview and died Sept. 2, 2002 in Harrison County.

Hathaway was the son of Lou Wallace Hathaway of Longview and Marcus Hathaway of Palestine.  His early education was in the Beckville schools and he later attended school in Longview.  On July 28, 1991 in Panola County, he married Laura Brooks.

He is survived by his parents, his wife Laura of Longview, a daughter Samantha Hathaway and a son Josh Hathaway, Jr. both of Longview; two brothers Robert Hathaway of Amarillo and Doug Hathaway of Longview.

 Obituary information courtesy of Sullivan Funeral Home.

JONES, Mike

Funeral services for Mike Jones, 46, of Chalk Hill, son-in-law of Carthage resident Sue Soape, were held on May 24, 2002 at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home Chapel in Henderson.  The Revs. Trey Roberson, Kenneth Nichols and Don Rivers officiated.  Burial followed in Duncan Cemetery.  He died on May 21, 2002.

Born August 22, 1955 in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of Leon and Loretta Jones.  He was a resident of Chalk Hill and the owner/president of Tatum West Inc.  He was married to Lisa Ilene Jones for eight years.  He was on the board of directors at Long Glade Lake where he lived, a past member of the Tatum Volunteer Fire Department and A.S.E. Certified Master Mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Ilene Jones of Chalk Hill; daughter and son-in-law Aimee and Wayne Griffith of Minden, son Michael Corey Jones of Longview; grandchildren Shelby Dalynn Pepper and Katelynn Victoria Griffith; parents Leon and Loretta Jones of Tatum; brother and sister-in-law Randy and Vanessa Jones of Tatum; brother Bobby Jones of Tatum; sister and brother-in-law Lorrie and James Pitre of Longview, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers were Steve Holloway, Bob Kennealy, Charles Lewis, Richie Curry, Barry LeBlanc and Jake LeBlanc.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 26, 2002

MOORE, Dorothy Louise

Funeral services for Dorothy Louise “Sallie” Moore, 80, of Burleson, formerly of Carthage, were held at 10 am on May 18, 2002, at Lipsey Family Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Allen L. Tilley officiated.  Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery in Carthage under the direction of Lipsey Family Funeral Home.  She died May 16, 2002 in Burleson.

Born on June 7, 1921 in Gibsland LA,she was the daughter of Pat Henry and Ketherine Heflin Lazarus.  She was a homemaker and had lived in Burleson for one year with her daughter.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carthage and the Johnson County Iris and Daylily Society.  She loved her home and family and her hobby was fishing.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George Pierce Moore, who died on Feb. 14, 2001.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law George Garland and Pat Moore os Azle and Sammy joe and Frances Lovett Moore of Flower Mound; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Nogie Lee Jones of Burleson; brother and sister-in-law Fred “Pete” and Joyce Lazarus of Waco; sister Helen Pate of Dallas; grandchildren and their spouses Alan Moore and Michael and Paula Moore, all of Englewood CO; Jodie and Randy Bratcher of Keller, Jill and Aaron Jacobs and Seth Jones all of Burleson and Kristi and Jonathon Williamson of Arlington; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Seth Jones, Jon Williamson, Randy Bratcher, Aaron Jacobs, Michael and Alan Moore.

Honorary pallbearers were Alan Cariker, Heath Cariker and Rex Taylor.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 19, 2002

SMITH, Robert F., Sr.

Funeral services for Robert F. Smith, Sr., 75, of Carthage, were held on May 25, 2002 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in the Hollands Quarters Community west of Carthage.   The Rev. Raymond Ridgeway and Bishop Hubert Owens officiated.  Burial followed in Hollands Quarters Cemetery under the direction of Jenkins-Garmon Funeral Home.  He died May 18, 2002 in Carthage.

Born July 4, 1926 in Carthage he was the son of Henry and Bernice Brown Smith.  He was an automobile detailer for McClean Cadillac in California for several years.  He grew up and attended public school in the Holland Quarters Community and was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church.  He was married to the late Jerrel Dean Hicks Smith for 47 years and served as a PFC in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was stationed at Camp Beal in California where he received a WW II Victory Medal and an honorable discharge.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerrel Dean Smith; parents, sister Essie B. Pellum and his brother Delma Smith.

Survivors include his sons Robert Fulton Smith, Jr., Ronney Lamar Smith and Graylin Smith all of Carthage, Jimmie Earl Smith of Santa Ana CA, Carl Fredrick Smith of Corona CA and Henry Tom Smith of Tahachopi CA; a daughter Berneice Smith-Brown of San Bernandina CA, 38 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren; sisters  Cassie Brown and Verdell Carter both of Los Angeles CA; seven nieces, four nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 26, 2002

SOLOMON, Harold Gene, Sr.

Funeral services for Harold Gene Solomon, Sr., 59, of Deer Park, were held on May 24, 2002 at the Woods United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Allen Tilley officiated.  Burial followed in Woods Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.  He died on May 22, 2002 in Deer Park.

Born on Nov. 16, 1942 in Beaumont, he was the son of Alfred Ashley and Bennie Nora League Solomon.  He was a loving father and grandfather.  He had been employed as an electrician at a chemical plant.  He fought a courageous battle with lung cancer and generously offered a helping hand to those in need.  He was deeply devoted to his family, his fierce loyalty to those he loved never wavered.

Survivors include his best friend Ms. Tomme Warren; son and daughter-in-law Harold G.Jr. and Gloria Solomon of Houston; daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Sammy “Bo” Masters of Baytown; brother J.A. Solomon of Houston; sisters and brothers-in-law Nora Dell and James Morris of Silsbee and Marilyn and J.P. Wells of Lumberton; grandchildren Taylor, Gabriella and Kellen Solomon, Samantha and Dirk Masters; special family friends Teresa, Luke and Sean Peyton and local survivors Lurline Wilson and family.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Gonzales, Al Lostak, Neal Voyetk, Porter Yarborough, David Marcontell and Jesse Gonzales.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Jenkins, John Daivd Warren and Luke Peyton.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 26, 2002

STRONG, Nora Lee Nunley

Funeral services for Nora “Nokie” Lee Nunley Strong, 77, of Keithville LA, relative of Panola County residents, were held on May 20, 2002 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport.  The Rev. Randy Johnson officiated.  Burial followed in the Reeves Cemetery in the Logan Community.  She died May 16, 2002 in Shreveport after a brief illness.

Born in Logansport, she was a retired clerk for Hancock Fabrics and was a resident of Keithville.  She was preceded in death by her parents Jonah and Rosa Nunley and her sister Doris O’Brian.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Dorothy LaMerle and Richard Nesbett of Shreveport; sister Adis Elaine Taxter of Shreveport; brother Leon Nunley of Shreveport; grandchildren Randy Nesbett and his wife Tyra of Keithville and Kevin Nesbett of Shreveport; great-grandchildren Harles, Aaron and Adam Nesbett.

Pallbearers were Randy Nesbett, Kevin Nesbett, Mike O’Brian, Johnny Nunley, Shelton Perkins and Rusty Hays.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Hays and L.J. Whitten.

taken from The Panola Watchman, May 14, 2002