Clarence C. Bailey
Services for Clarence C. Bailey, 86, of Lake Toxaway, N.C., and formerly of Palestine, were held May 23 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Winter Park, Fla. Burial followed in Palm Cemetery under the direction of Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home in Winter Park, Fla.
Mr. Bailey died May 19.
He was a medical doctor and a World War II veteran.
Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by children, Clarence Campbell Bailey Jr. and Tamara Lee Bailey.
He is survived by his wife, Jewel D. Bailey of Lake Toxaway, Fla.; sons, Lloyd Francis Bailey III of Lakewales, Fla., Joel Griffith Bailey of Alpharetta, Ga., and Robert C. Bailey of Augusta, Ga.; daughters, Jewell D. Williams of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Jesse George Sr.
Services for Jesse George Sr., 73, of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Zacharias Kunnakkattuthara officiating. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Roselawn Park under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.
Mr. George died Wednesday evening in Palestine.
He was born May 23, 1929, in Palestine to William George Sr. and Janie Kojak George.
Mr. George was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a life member of the Bishop’s Guild, 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Joseph’s Assembly.
He was a former director of Regions Bank. He was retired from WM George Co., where he served as past president. He also served as past president of Motel Enterprises and past president of Select Meats.
Mr. George was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War.
He graduated from Palestine High School in 1947. He was an all-state football player in high school.
Mr. George was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Johnny George; and sister, Virginia Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Agnes Totah George of Palestine; sons, Jesse George Jr. of Palestine, Jeffrey George of Texarkana and Randy George of Lufkin; daughters, Gina Lyke of Schaumburg, Ill. and Camille George of Palestine; brothers, William George Jr. of Palestine, Frank George of Palestine and Murphy George of Lufkin; and 15 grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the charity of one’s choice.
Condolence calls will be received immediately following the Rosary.
Services for Armond Morgan, 76, formerly of Palestine, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Romine Avenue Christian Church. A wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Singing Hills Funeral Home.
Mr. Morgan died Saturday.
He was born Jan. 25, 1926 in Palestine.
Upon graduating from Lincoln High School, Mr. Morgan continued his education at Jarvis Christian College. His career spanned more than 39 years as an aircraft technician at LTV.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Morgan; children, Armond and Yolanda; and two grandchildren.
Services for Ruby Reppond of Palestine will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Herrington/Land of Memory Chapel with the Rev. Benny Burlison officiating. Burial will follow in Land of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.
Mrs. Reppond died Wednesday at Cartmell Home for Aged.
She was reared in Louisiana and lived in Houston before moving to Palestine in 1981. She was a Baptist.
Mrs. Reppond was an art teacher and artist in Houston and spent a number of years working with Hunter Ministries. She was involved with the Palestine Art League.
She is survived by son, Paul Reppond of Palestine; daughter, Linda Burke of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of East Texas.
Services for Martha Dunnam, 83, of Palestine will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev. Willie Reagan officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.
Mrs. Dunnam died Wednesday at her residence.
She was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Elkhart to Marvin Claude and Helen Gertrude McKinney Hortman.
Mrs. Dunnam was a member of First Baptist Church of Elkhart. She was a sales clerk and was employed at J.C. Penney.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband William B. Jones in 1962; son, Randy Bob Jones in 2001; and granddaughter, Heather Jones.
Mrs. Dunnam is survived by her husband, Harry Dunnam of Palestine; sons, Fred and Maggie Jones of Houston and Mike and Diane Jones of Center; stepdaughters, Sharon and Bert Duerer of Palestine and Linda Lee of Slocum; sisters, Bessie Scoggins of Beaumont, Jewel Rainey of Angleton and Dora Quarles of Elkhart; brother, Marion Hortman of Elkhart; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gene Ruhmann, Garland Stansel, David Hortman, Kenneth Shipper, Bubba Quarles and Darrell Hortman.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Services for J.B. Burton, 99, of Neches, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sand Flat Baptist Church in Frankston with burial to follow in Flint Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Emanuel Funeral Home, Palestine.
Mr. Burton died July 19 at Palestine Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 28, 1902 in Neches to Joe Burton and Carrie Jeter Burton.
Mr. Burton was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia Mathis Burton; a daughter, and three siblings, Will Burton, Alton Burton and Mae Ella Burton Miller.
Mr. Burton is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements for Lewis Kimball, 39, of Palestine, are pending at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.
Mr. Kimball died this morning at his home.
Funeral arrangements for Luceal Woodard, 95, of Elkhart, are pending at Emanuel Funeral Home, Palestine.
Mrs. Woodard died Tuesday evening at Spring Season Nursing Center in Elkhart.
Services for Orpha Steadman, 79, of Palestine, and formerly of Canton, will be at 2 p.m. today at Laurel Land in Dallas with the Rev. Jay Abernathy officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home Inc. of Canton.
Mrs. Steadman died Thursday after a long illness.
She was born May 6, 1923, in DeSoto to Thomas Orla and Nancy Lee Goodfellow Hash.
Mrs. Steadman was a member of First Baptist Church of Canton. She was reared in the DeSoto and Lancaster areas. She was the first Postmaster of DeSoto in the 1950s. She had lived in Canton, Tyler and Palestine for the last several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Steadman.
Mrs. Steadman is survived by sons, Jim Steadman of Palestine and Mike Steadman of Waxahachie; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Michael Allen Shumate
Services for Michael Allen Shumate, 30, of Palestine, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Chapel. Burial will follow at Roselawn Park.
Mr. Shumate died Thursday in Palestine.
He was born Dec. 18, 1971, in Grand Saline to Ralph and Rebecca Chaney Shumate.
Mr. Shumate was a graduate of Southwest High School in Fort Worth. He was employed as a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Powledge Unit.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, R.C. and Lucille Chaney and John and Lois Shumate.
Mr. Shumate is survived by his parents, of Palestine; and brothers, Richard Knowles and Jerald Knowles, both of Palestine.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
O.A. “Bert” Wood
Services for O.A. “Bert” Wood, 82, of Mesquite, and formerly of the Pert community, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Neches with the Rev. Charles Grasty officiating. Burial will be in Mound Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster.
Mr. Wood died Wednesday at Plano Specialty Hospital.
He was born July 2, 1920, in Grapeland to Tony Benjamin Westendorf and Grace Kiser Wood.
Mr. Wood was a carpenter, farmer and rancher in the Pert community. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Neches and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Irene Wood, in 1991.
Mr. Wood is survived by daughters, Judy Wood of Tyler and Karen Burkholder of Richardson; sons, Gary G. Wood of Mesquite and Roger Dale Wood of Fort Worth; sister, Dorothy Pendergrass of Waxahachie; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eric Kroner, Steven Wood, Bobby Thurston, Mike Fort, John Rawlins, Jerry Fort, Kelly Rawlins and Tommy Stewart.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.