OBITUARIES FOR MAY 2001

BARKINS, John Terry

Funeral services for John Terry Barkins, 45, of El Paso, relative of numerous Panola County residents, were held Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Carthage. The Rev. Hubert Owens officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Logansport.

Survivors include his wife, CaTravy Barkins, of El Paso; children JaCorian, Caterra, and Caitlyn Barkins, all of El Paso, Janathan Barkins, of Longview, and Quinitine Barkins, of Carthage; brothers, Robert L. Barkins, of Tyler, Johnny L. Barkins, of Longview, and Claude E. and Henry Barkins, both of Carthage; sisters, Gloria M. Smith and Pearlie B. Johnson, of Carthage; aunts, Della R. Gates, of Carthage, Doris Burroughs, of Deadwood, and Mattie Mae Beaner, of Shreveport; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

taken from The Panola Watchman, Wednesday, May 23, 2001

BEAMON, Karen Jeanette

Funeral service for Karen Jeanette Beamon, 57, of Rusk, mother of Carthage resident Vanessa Foster, were held Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Grace Fellowship Church in Rusk. The Rev. Keith Hassell officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk. She died Monday, May 28, 2001, in a Rusk Hospital.

Born August 1, 1943 in Houston, she had been a resident of Rusk for 25 years, and was a member of Grace Fellowship Church. She was a caregiver for Felder's in Alto and worked for ABC Daycare in Rusk. She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Mildred Lentz; and a sister, Sheila Lentz.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Mary Beamon, of Rusk, and Will and Misty Beamon, of Dickson, TN; daughters and sons-in-law, Vanessa and Joe Foster, of Carthage, Kathi and Shawn Davis, of Rusk, and Stephanie and Jason Traylor, of Reklaw; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Marie Lentz, of Houston, Buddy and Lorraine Lentz, of Porter, Keith and Cindy Lentz, of Magnolia, and Jay and Laura Lentz, of Houston.

Also surviving Beamon is her sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Melvin Brown, of Rusk; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Brian Gray, Jason Gray, Joe Foster, Melvin Brown, Shawn Davis and Jason Traylor.

Matthew Beamon served as honorary pallbearer.

taken from the Panola Watchman on Sunday, June 03, 2001

BRAKE, Alma Inez

Funeral services for Alma Inez Brake, 93, of Carrollton, sister of Carthage resident Mable Boyette, were held Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Custer Road United Methodist Church Chapel in Plano. The Rev. Jack Gibson officiated. Burial followed in Ridgeview West Memorial Park in Frisco under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Local obituary was furnished courtesy of Hawthorn Funeral Home. She died Thursday, May 24, 2001, in Plano.

Born April 9, 1908 in Rome, GA, she was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Aleene Tucker and Micky Gale Brake; son, Bobby Delton; three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include her sister, Mable Boyette, of Carthage; son, Kenneth D. Brake, of Hobbs, NM; daughters, Geraldine Slaughter, of Orange, Charlotte Delores Smith, of Texarkana, AR, Janelle Smith, of Kerrville, Carrie Joyce Reisz, of New Mexico, and Linda Sue Neal, of Frisco; 30 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

taken from the Panola Watchman on Sunday, June 03, 2001

DAVIS, Ethel Mae

Funeral services for Ethel Mae Davis, 80, of Carthage, were held Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Lipsey Family Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Leon Veazey officiated. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Lipsey Family Funeral Home. She died Friday, May 25, 2001, at her residence.

Born Feb. 25, 1921 in Bronson, she was the daughter of Wat and Alice Palmer. She had lived in Carthage for 20 years, formerly of Shreveport. She graduated from Tri-State Hospital Nursing School in 1945, and was employed by the McGehee, Ark. School District as a school nurse for many years. She was a member of the McGehee Baptist Church in McGehee, and married A. B. (Buster) Davis on Sept. 21, 1946 in Minden, La.

Survivors include her husband, A. B. (Buster) Davis, of Carthage; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael B. Sr. and Susie Davis, of Harlingen, and Joe M. and Kerri Davis, of Waco; grandchildren, Michael B. Jr. Davis and his wife, Melissa, and Preston A. Davis, all of Harlingen, and Martin M. Davis, of Waco; and great-grandchildren, Michael B. (Trey) Davis, and Justin P. Davis, both of Harlingen.

Pallbearers were Michael B Davis, Preston A. Davis, Martin M. Davis, Joe Lawless, Kenneth Davidson and Craig Lawless.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Arthiritis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

taken from the Panola Watchman on Wednesday, May 30, 2001

GRAY, Dorothy Jean

Funeral Services for Dorothy Jean Gray, 54, of Carthage, formerly of Magnolia, Ark., were held Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Magnolia. The Revs. Bob Scott and Eric Goble officiated. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home. She died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.

Born December 22, 1945 in Columbia County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late A. D. and Nettie Frances Pyle Mason McWilliams. She was a homemaker, and member of Friendship Baptist Church in Carthage, and a former member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Magnolia. She was preceded in death by her brother A. G. McWilliams; and sisters, Alvie Allen, Doylene Driskell and Lottie Mae Crumpler.

Survivors include her husband, Nolan Gray, of Carthage; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Tabatha Gray, and Greg and Suzie Gray, all of Magnolia; brother, Donald Ray McWilliams, of Waldo, Ark.; sisters, Shirley Dodson, Linda Ratcliff, and Frances Chamblee, all of Tyler; grandsons, Joshua Gray, Colton Gray, and David Gray, all of Magnolia; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

taken from the Panola Watchman on Wednesday, May 30, 2001

HOOKER, Helen Joy

Funeral services for Helen Joy Hooker, 66, of Carthage, will be held at 11 am Saturday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. L. W. Thorn will officiate. Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery under the direction of People’s Funeral Home in Carthage. She died Sunday at Briarcliff Health Center.

Born April 7, 1935 in Carthage, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Iaeline Jackson. She was a life long resident of Carthage, and attended Panola College enrolling in the nursing program, and also Wiley College in Marshall. She was retired as a nurse in January 1999 and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Iaeline (Crit) Jackson, of Carthage; daughters, Gale Berry, Delphine Davis, Sandra Hooker, and Shanon Pipkins, all of Carthage, and Karen Hooker, of Dallas; brother, Ezell Jackson, of Dallas; sisters, Joann Rhodes, of Carthage, and Mildred Jackson, of Dallas; brother-in-law, James Hooker, of Carthage; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Taken from The Panola Watchman, Wednesday, May 30, 2001

JOHNSON, Dillard Lee

Funeral services for Dillard Lee Johnson, 73, of the Yarnell Community, were held Thursday at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Dale Reed and Glenn Kocurek officiated. Burial followed in the Adams Cemetery in Logan under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. He died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at his home.

Born Nov. 29, 1927 in Logan, he was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Mary Beatrice Lawrence Johnson. He attended school in Logan and Logansport. He married Mary Lou Jones on Dec. 24, 1949 and they celebrated more than 51 years of marriage before his death. He served his country with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Johnson retired from the Texas Forest Service as a forestry technician II and also was a rancher. He was a devoted member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Logan, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7954 in Keatchie.  He enjoyed hunting and rodeos. He was also preceded in death by his sisters: Dorothy Jean Johnson Powell and Corette Hesser.

Survivors include hi wife, Mary Lou Johnson, of Yarnell; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rev. Homer Powell, of Logan, Bernard and Elva Jones, of the Shady Grove Community, Leonard and Arlie Jones, of the Centennial Community, and Myna Pope, of the Shiloh Community.

Also surviving Johnson are his nieces and nephews, Jimmy Muller, of Keithville, LA, Teuna Dianne Powell Cook and her husband, Rick, of Waskom, Dale Powell and his wife, Sondra, of Magnolia, AR, and Danny Powell and his wife, Dora, of Miami, FL; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Muller, Danny Ivy, Rev. Rick Cook, Dale Powell, Danny Powell, and Cleve Hogg.

taken from the Panola Watchman on Sunday, June 03, 2001

POLLARD, Mary Lewis

Funeral services for Mary Lewis (Gray) Pollard, 94, of Hitchcock, formerly of Long Branch and Rusk County, were held Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Antioch Baptist Church in Henderson. The Revs. E. J. Roberts and Cleophus Montgomery officiated. Burial followed in Wright Cemetery in Henderson under the direction of Jenkins-Garmon Funeral  Home. She died May 16 at College Park Care Center in Texas City.

Born August 21, 1906 in Rusk County, She was the daughter of the late Rip and Mary Montgomery Gray. She was a homemaker and attended Rusk County public schools, Butler College and Texas College in Tyler. She was also a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Hitchcock, and was married to the late Jule Pollard

Survivors include her son, Dr. Clifford J. Pollard, of Hitchcock; and several nieces and nephews from Panola County.

taken from The Panola Watchman, Wednesday, May 23, 2001

ROBERSON, James Clifford

Funeral services for James Clifford "Boo" Roberson, 58, of DeBerry, will be held at 11 am Saturday, June 02, 2001, at Evergreen Baptist Church in DeBerry. The Rev. John Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Black's Carthage Funeral Home. He died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at his home.

Survivors include his mother, Jewell Roberson; sister, Mildred Walton, of Carthage; uncle, Prentis Fletcher, of Easton; aunts, Lenell Russell, of DeBerry, Dorothy Lee Jernigan, of Amarillo, and Verline Johnson, of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Arjeree Roberson, of DeBerry; nieces, nephews, other friends and family.

taken from the Panola Watchman on Sunday, June 03, 2001

WILLIAMS, Herbert Dean 

Funeral Services for Herbert Dean Williams, 79, of Tenaha, will be held at 12 pm today, May 30, 2001, at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel in Humble. The Rev. Bill Holmes will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. He died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Carthage Health Care Center.

Williams was born Nov. 9, 1921 in Daisetta, and is survived by his wife, Hannah Williams, of Gary; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Kim Williams, of Tenaha, Barry Dean Williams, and Charles Herbert and Mindy Williams, all of Humble, and Frnak and Kim Williams, of Lake Dallas; and daughter, Lois Yvonne Warren, of Humble.

Also surviving Williams are his seven grandchildren; mother, Hazel Williams, of Corpus Christi; brother and sister-in-law, Quinton and Maxine Williams, of Corpus Christi; sister and brother-in-law, Willie Jean and Max Stanley, of Houston; and a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Taken from The Panola Watchman, Wednesday, May 30, 2001

WOODS, Edith Bounds

Funeral services for Edith “Sis” Bounds Woods, 80, of Carthage, were held Monday, May 28, 2001, at Jimerson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Will officiated. Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery in Carthage under the direction of Jimerson Funeral Home. She died Saturday, May 26, 2001, in a local hospital.

Born August 2, 1920, she was the daughter of Edgar and Rosa Sanford Bounds. She met and married Oscar Woods and to their union were born two children: Joe Ed Woods and Wanda Jean Woods. She resided in Carthage most of her life, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church, the ladies auxiliary and the TEL Sunday School Class. She was very active until she became ill and could no longer attend. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; her son and daughter; brother, Edwin Earl “Buddie” Bounds; and her sister, Margaret Jean “Bounds” Waits.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mrs. Buddie “Barbara” Bounds, of Carthage; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rodney Weaver, Landon Dixon, Bob Taylor, Roy Lee Waits, John Larry Woods and Russ Brooks.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Howard McDonald and J. B. Moore.

Taken from The Panola Watchman, Wednesday, May 30, 2001

 

 

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