MARIETTA - Ira Bobo, 77, of Marietta, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 in Longview.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Hughes Springs. Bro. Paul Bryant will officiate. Interment will be in Flat Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Bobo was born Dec. 4, 1924 in Arab, Ala., the son of Ocie John and Vina Hyatt Bobo. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Linden VFW. He was a journeyman brick mason and lived on his farm in Marietta, but had spent the last four months with his son in Longview. He was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Mary Bobo of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Larry and Linda Bobo of Longview; daughter and son-in-law Diann and Jimmy Cocherell of Red Bluff, Ca.; former wife Leska Robinson of Jefferson; step-sister Sarah Kuban of Linden; sister-in-law Bea Bobo of Bivens; special son-in-law John Molinaro of Shreveport; aunt Buena Suttles of Kilgore; grandchildren Shellie Moore, Paul Bryant, Deanna Norman, Rusty Bobo, Shelly Sherwood, Gwen Stafford, Marc Bobo and Keri Johnson; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jean Bobo in 1973; four brothers; and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greater Hospice of Texas, 814 Gilmer Road, Suite 1, Longview, Texas 75604.
NOCONA - Kenneth Clell Ragan, 79, of Nocona, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at Horizon Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 21 at Central Christian Church in Nocona.
Mr. Ragan was born Aug. 18, 1922 in Hastings, Okla.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years Melba Jo; son and daughter-in-law Kenneth Jack and Jeri Ragan of Lenexa, Ks.; daughter and son-in-law Jaclella Lea and Tommy Davis of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren Matt Ragan, Rod Ragan and Kasey Ragan, all of Lenexa, Ks., Sherron Davis, Chris Adair, Kyle Davis and his wife Toni, all of Mount Pleasant, Rhonda Matkin and her husband Jack of Texarkana; great-grandchildren Bryan and Amanda Deloach, Rhett Davis, all of Mount Pleasant, Tyler Davis of Missouri, Chase Cockerell of Mount Pleasant, and Wes and Jordan Matkin of Texarkana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.
SANTA FE, NM - George Harkrider, 74, of Santa Fe, NM, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bruce Blackstone will officiate. Interment will be in East New Hope Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Pallbearers will be Kelly Baker, Kevin Baker, Michael Stroud, Jay Whitaker, Jed Whitaker and John Wilson.
Mr. Harkrider was born Aug. 25, 1927 in Mount Pleasant. He was a civil service worker and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law William Louis Harkrider and Winnie Culp, G. Paul and Laura Harkrider, all of New Mexico; step-grandchildren Tara Bloyd and Tobias Bloyd; step-great-grandchild Neil Norby; nephews Jay Whitaker, Jed Whitaker and John Wilson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jerry and Glinda Whitaker of Nacogdoches; and sister and brother-in-law Joy and Fred Wilson of Mount Pleasant. He was preceded in death by his wife Anita Harkrider; and parents John Harkrider and Ruth (Partridge) Harkrider.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
OMAHA - James A. "Dutch" Thompson, 69, of Omaha, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at Titus Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Daingerfield Church of Christ. Bro. Norman Miller and Bro. Tim Gibbs will officiate. Interment will be in Center Grove Cemetery in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home.
Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 1, 1933 in Titus County. He was an accounts manager for Norfolk Southern Railroads and was Korean War Army veteran. He was a member of Daingerfield Church of Christ and was married to Lonita Parham for 47 years.
He is survived by his wife Lonita (Parham) Thompson of Omaha; daughter and son-in-law Dawn and Alan Bunch of McPherson, Ks.; son Rahn Mark Thompson of Omaha, Ne.; grandchildren Chris, Stephanie and Bobby Bunch of Kansas and Brodi Mark Thompson of Nebraska; brothers Leonard Ray Thompson of Harriman, Tn., Charles Thompson of Daingerfield and Eddie Dean Thompson of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Mary Eakins Thompson; brothers Lester and Bobby Lee Thompson; and sister Florine Morton Teague.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Thompson Family Scholarship Fund, 497 County Road 1233, Omaha, Texas 75571.
Norma Lee Russell
AUSTIN - Norma Lee Russell, 96, of Austin and formerly of Pittsburg, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Austin.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Faires officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and family members.
Mrs. Russell was born on Sept. 4, 1912, in Camp County, the daughter of William and Eugenia Richardson Reynolds. She was a member of the Church of Christ and had lived in Pittsburg all her life until 1991 when she moved to Austin.
She is survived by her four sons, Clyde Russell of Bellaire, Loyd Russell of Pittsburg, Gerald Russell of Pflugerville, and Willis Russell of Keller; a daughter, Dorothy Chrisner of Austin; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Russell; a daughter, Mary Jo Russell; her parents; and eight brothers and six sisters.
Hubert Henry (Kerley) Hajek
HUGHES SPRINGS - Hubert Henry (Kerley) Hajek, 47, of Hughes Springs died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at his residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Hughes Springs Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommie Estes officiating. Interment will follow at Iron Bluff Cemetery in Lone Star under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. Hajek was born on Aug. 5, 1961, in Brownwood. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and he graduated from Daingerfield High School. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by his three children, Brandi Hajek and Justin Hajek, both of Harrison, Mich., and Breahn Hajek of Frisco; his mother and stepfather, Emma and Bobby Morris of Hughes Springs; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie and Mary Kerley of Waco, and Edgar Lee and Linda Kerley of Daingerfield; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Johnny Carr of Rocky Branch, Patricia and Charlie Wiggins of Waco, Barbara and Darren Veale of Hughes Springs, and Arlene and Robby Brister of Palestine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hajek will lie in state Friday afternoon and evening and the family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MOUNT VERNON - Bobby Martin, 74, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Mount Vernon.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.
Mr. Martin was born on Feb. 2, 1935, in Greggton, the son of James Martin and Lyrissia Thomas.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Godfrey Martin of Mount Vernon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marla and Chuck White of Mount Vernon and Mesha and Rusty Rutledge of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Desirae and Kellan Carroll, Maitland, Max, and Claire Rutledge; a brother, Gerry Martin of Mount Pleasant; and a sister, Nelda Williams of Slidell, La.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, P. O. Box 26460, Austin, Texas 78755.
GILMER - Patsy Scott, 68, of Gilmer died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Longview.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Purley Cemetery under the direction of Harvey Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Ron Coe, Alan Walters, Jared Maddox, Hunter Bethune, Ryan Hill and Taylor Hill.
Mrs. Scott was born on May 4, 1940, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Loyd Joyner and Gay Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Gaylon Scott of Gilmer; children, Kimberly Hill, Michael Scott, and Donnie Scott; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Grace Tidmore Drake, 81, of The Colony, died Friday, March 22, 2002 at RHD Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at East New Hope Cemetery. The Bro. Bruce Blackstone will officiate. Interment will be in East New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home.
Mrs. Drake was born Sept. 11, 1920, the daughter of Charles and Kitty (Harris) Tidmore.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Billy Reeves of The Colony. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob Drake; brother, Arthur Tidmore; and two sisters, Minnie Gonsalves and Faye VanLaake.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
DALLAS – Sandra Denise Allen Luster, 44, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, March 21, 2002 in Dallas.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at the Piney Baptist Church under the direction of Tumey Mortuary. The Rev. M.H. Wheeler will officiate, and intermenty will be at the Piney Cemetary.
Mrs. Luster was born June 20, 1957 in Dallas, the daughter of William Mack Allen and Lee Ollie Minter Allen. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School and attended Bishop College in Dallas. She was affiliated with Piney Baptist Church, where she at one time served as Sunday School secretary and church pianist. She was employed as a supervising clerk for the City of Dallas.
Preceded in death by her mother and grandparents, Era and Claxton Minter, Mrs. Luster is survived by her husband, L.J. Luster; one daughter, Amber Luster of Dallas; one step-daughter, Lashanda Richards of Dallas; her father, William Mack Allen; brothers and sisters-in-law, William Michael and Donna Allen of Bogata, and Thomas Henry and Pamela Allen of Mount Pleasant. She is also survived by a number of aunts and uncles, great aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers include Marshall Jackson, Johnny R. Rape, Harold Jackson, Clayton Rape, Kelvin Rape, and Waylon Minter. Honorary pallbearers are the Deacons of the Piney Baptist Church.
No formal visitation with the family is planned, however, Mrs. Luster will lie in state at the funeral home until 6 p.m. on Monday.
Pauline Christine (Busha) Yanowski
Oct. 23, 1907 — May 17, 2001
FORT WORTH — Services for Pauline Christine (Busha) Yanowski, 93, of Fort Worth are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bremond. The Rev. Scott Mikkelson of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hearne will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bremond.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bremond Funeral Home.
A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Yanowski died Thursday in Fort Worth.
She was born in Bremond and was a member of the St. Patrick Cathedral and its Altar Society for nearly 60 years.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ike Burda and Steve Yanowski.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Marion Burda of Fort Worth and Leonard and Jean Yanowski of Burleson; a daughter, Margaret O’Donnell of Alexander, Va.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Restoration Fund of St. Patrick Cathedral.
Hattie Beckham Cornelius
Nov. 25, 1909 — May 22, 2001
IOLA — Services for Hattie Beckham Cornelius, 91, of Iola are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Iola Missionary Baptist Church. The Revs. Danny Davis and Bobby Joe Davis of United Free Will Baptist Church in Bryan will officiate. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery near Iola.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota.
Mrs. Cornelius died Tuesday in College Station.
She was born in Abilene. She was a homemaker and member of the Free Will Baptist Church in North Zulch.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Cornelius.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Frances and Bob Davis, and Audrey Louise and Wilson Jarvis, all of Iola; ten grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
Steven Ray Dunn
June 28, 1998 — May 22, 2001
FRANKLIN — Graveside services for Steven Ray Dunn, 2, of Franklin are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Little Mississippi Cemetery near Franklin. Dwain Steinkuehler of Bryan will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of McCauley Funeral Home in Franklin.
Steven died Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.
He was born in Abilene.
Survivors include his parents, Marjorie and Edward Dunn Jr. of Franklin; a sister, Ashely Medina of Franklin; six brothers, Justin Dale Dunn of Alabama, Samuel Ray Levario of Franklin, Jaylyn Dunn of Buffalo and Michael Medina, Jesse Medina and Nickolas Dunn, all of Franklin; paternal grandparents, Janice and Edward Dunn Sr. of Frankin; maternal grandmother, Daisy Levario of Abilene; maternal grandfather, Nickolas Levario of Amarillo; great-grantparents, Sam and Emma Levario of Amarillo; great-grandfathers, John Phillips of Columbus, Texas, J.W. Dunn of Franklin and Edward Kisler of Abilene; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Richard Howard Badgett
Jan. 28, 1940 — May 21, 2001
Services for Richard Howard Badgett, 61, of College Station are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. The Rev. Tom Huser of Covenant Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in the College Station Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Badgett died Monday at his home.
He was born in College Station and attended Texas A&M University and graduated from Texas State Technical Institute in Waco. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his mother, Francis Badgett of College Station, and numerous other relatives.
Wesley Warren Reese
Oct. 8, 1920 — May 22, 2001
Services for Wesley Warren Reese, 80, of College Station are set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. The Rev. Rob Chandler of First Christian Church of Bryan-College Station will officiate. Burial will be in the Rolling Prairie Cemetery in Rolling Prairie, Ind.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Reese died Tuesday at College Station Medical Center.
He was born in Rolling Prairie. He was a retired secondary education teacher. He was a member of the Red Red Rose, a teachers organization in Oklahoma. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Bryan-College Station. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Lona Reese of College Station; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Warren Higgins of Huntsville, Ala.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, June Ebel of Scottsdale, Ariz., Velva and Bob Sherrill and Maureen and Bill Sherrill, all of Three Oaks, Mich.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Mary Reese and Wilson Reese, all of Holbrook, Ark.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ronald and Martha Wood of Cape Coral, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Bryan-College Station or P.E.O. School Chapter FZ c/o Linda Perry, 1005 Carmel Place, College Station, TX 77845.