Katie Mae Jones
Services for Katie Mae Jones were held Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Grapeland. Burial will be in Golden Gate Cemetery, Grapeland.
Mrs. Jones died April 13 in Grapeland. Barkley Mortuary in Crockett handled arrangements.
She was born Feb. 13, 1924 in Grapeland.
Mrs. Jones attended Rocky Spring Community School. She was a member of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church.
She married her husband, Fred Lee Jones Sr. in 1938.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband; children, Fred Lee Jones Jr. of Elkhart, Edward Jones of Grapeland, Mattie Jackson of Dallas, Sammie Jones of Grapeland, Gloria Jean Chalmers of Dallas, Eloise Harvey of Dallas, Margie Nathaniel of Houston, Terrell Jones of Lovelady; brothers, Chester Smith and Charlie Lotts Jr., both of Grapeland and Joe Robertson of Sacramento, Calif.; 55 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be Anthony Jones, Chris Anthony Anglin, Adrian Nathaniel, Jeffrey Davis, Gentry Chalmers, Micheal Jackson and Corey Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers are Fred Jones Jr., Edward Jones, Sammie Jones, Reginald Jones, Terrell Jones and Edward Taylor.
Services for Ruby Sharon, 86, of Palestine, were held Friday at Herrington/Land of Memory Chapel with the Rev. Jay Abernathy officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Sharon died Tuesday at her home.
She was born July 30, 1915 in Eagle Rock, Mo. to Malley Easley and Truda Farwell Easley.
Mrs. Sharon had lived in Palestine since 1944.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Palestine and had worked in the church for many years. She was a beautician and a housewife.
Mrs. Sharon is survived by husband, Oral Sharon of Palestine; sons, Larry L. Sharon of Houston, Ronny L. Sharon of Houston and Lt. Col. (ret.) Gary A. Sharon of Colleyville; daughter, Rayma Benge of Palestine; brothers, Dan Easley of Monett, Mo. and Warner Easley of Eagle Rock, Mo.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were grandsons.
Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, 3613 S. Broadway Suite 401, Tyler, Texas 75701-8732 or a charity of one’s choice.
Jack Kenneth Jordan
Services for Jack Kenneth Jordan, 76, of Fairfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Fairfield Cemetery with the Rev. Samuel Metzger officiating.
Capps Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
Mr. Jordan died Thursday at East Texas Medical Center, Fairfield.
He was born Oct. 23, 1925 in Dallas to Hobert Condus Jordan and Johnnie Loys Bedford.
Mr. Jordan was a retired Merchant seaman.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans chapters. He was Catholic.
Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Burton; sons, Ronnie Lee Jordan, Jere Lynn Jordan and Monty Ray Jordan, all of Dallas; sister, Gloria June Stewart of Galveston; and four grandchildren.
Odessa Weisinger Porter
Services for Odessa Weisinger Porter will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guiceland Chapel at Guiceland Cemetery with the Rev. Robert G. “Bobby” Porter officiating.
Mrs. Porter died June 1 in Houston.
Services for George Henry Nelson, 60, of Palestine, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Herrington/Land of Memory Chapel.
Mr. Nelson died May 28 at Palestine Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 23, 1942 in Rock Island, Ill. to George John and Kathryn Louise Full Nelson.
He was a marine engineer, who served in the Merchant Marines.
He is survived by good friend, Rick Morrill III of Muenster.
Larry Alvin Dunnam
Services for Larry Alvin Dunnam, 77, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Grapeland, were held Thursday at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements were under the direction of Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary.
Mr. Dunnam died June 3.
He was born Feb. 23, 1925 in Grapeland to William Roy and Neoma Orlean Keen Dunnam.
Mr. Dunnam was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served as a TSGT in World War II and as a MSGT in Korea. He was honorably discharged.
He retired from the FAA in 1980 where he worked as an aircraft mechanic and quality control supervisor. He was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Christopher Alan Brown.
Mr. Dunnam is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice Maxine Ervin Dunnam of Oklahoma City; children, Michael Dunnam of Paoli, Okla., Marshall Dunnam and Rita Tackley, both of Oklahoma City; brothers, W.E. Dunnam of Elkhart and Harry E. Dunnam of Palestine; sisters, Madeline Garrison of Elkhart and Vivian Vaughn of Palestine; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mable Breedlove Marksbary Stanley
Interment for Mable Breedlove Marksbary Stanley, 95, of Palestine, will occur at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield, Ind. at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory, Palestine.
Mrs. Stanley died Monday at Palestine Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 15, 1906, in Olney, Ill. to Benoah and Daisy Breedlove.
Mrs. Stanley was a resident of Illinois, Indiana and Texas.
She was active in Eastern Star and the PTA. She also was very active as a member of and precinct chairman for the Republican Party of Indiana.
Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Marksbary; second husband, Myron “Mike” Stanley Sr.; sisters, Alta and Delia; brothers, Herbert and George; and daughter, Daisy Jane Marksbary.
She is survived by sons, Richard Marsbary of Palestine, Clifford Marksbary of Coatsville, Ind. and David Marksbary of Camden, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Allowee Elizabeth Kelley
Services for Allowee Elizabeth Kelley, 73, of Carthage, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey & Foster Chapel in Palestine with Clint Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery.
Mrs. Kelley died Friday at Carthage Healthcare Center.
She was born Sept. 28, 1928 in Rutledge, Ala. to J.C. and Jackie Hayes Graydon.
Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and member of the Riverview Baptist Church in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Kelley, in 1989.
Mrs. Kelley is survived by three daughters, Marie Danza of Absecon, N.J., Linda Matthews of Carthage and Marsha Pruett of Houston; a son, Lloyd Kelley of Houston; three sisters; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Condolence calls will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Samuel “Sam” Jackson
Services for Samuel “Sam” Jackson were held recently at Houston Heights Funeral Home.
Mr. Jackson died June 2 in a Houston nursing home.
He lived in Houston.
Mr. Jackson is survived by cousin, Julia Lee Smith; and nephew, Tucker Farris Jr., both of Palestine.
Norma Virginia Waldon
Services for Norma Virginia Waldon, 79, of Montalba, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Herrington/Land of Memory Chapel with the Rev. Larry Bewley officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery.
Mrs. Waldon died Saturday at Palestine Regional Medical Center.
She was born March 27, 1923, in Louisiana to John Thomas and Georgia Mae Carpenter Atkins.
Mrs. Waldon had lived in Anderson County since 1952. She had been a director at Southside Baptist Church Daycare for many years. She was a member of Montalba Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvis Williams Waldon Sr., in 1998; and sister, Jeannine BeCraft, in 2000.
Mrs. Waldon is survived by sons, Arvis Waldon of Trinity, Tom Waldon of Texas City, Richard Waldon of Germany, Paul Waldon of Austin, and Jerry Waldon and Norman Waldon, both of Palestine; daughter, Norma Mullican of Montalba; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Josh Waldon, Jon Waldon, Dale Waldon, Doug Mullican, Jason Waldon, Luke Waldon and Clint Waldon.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Montalba Baptist Church.
Cynthia Kay Smith
Services for Cynthia Kay Smith, 43, of Athens, will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Brown Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Adair officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith died Friday in Athens.
She was born Aug. 7, 1959 in Gainesville, to George Beck and Joan Elliott Beck.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Lynn Trammell, in 1982.
Mrs. Smith is survived by a daughters, Kristina Watkins of Grapeland and Erin Nacole Smith of Athens; her parents of Mount Vernon; a sister, Francie Fulgham of Chandler; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Agnes Carroll Hanley
Agnes Carroll Hanley
Services for Agnes Carroll Hanley, 84, of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Brigio’s Catholic Church in Westbury, N.Y. with the Rev. Ralph Sommers officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery of Holy Rood in Westbury. Arrangements in New York are under the direction of Donohue Funeral Home, Westbury. Local arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.
Mrs. Hanley died Thursday at Cartmell Home for Aged.
She was born Sept. 28, 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Christopher and Sarah Curran Carroll.
Mrs. Hanley was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She worked many years as a clerk for Long Island Lighting Company.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Michael Hanley of Palestine; daughters, Helen DeMarinis and Kathy Splaine, both of Long Island, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Family visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Donohue Funeral Home, 290 Post Ave., Westbury.
Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 503 N. Queen, Palestine, Texas, 75803; or to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 63, Palestine, Texas, 75802.
Jerrye Steward Persful
Services for Jerrye Steward Persful, 59, of Lewisville, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stewards Mill Cemetery in Fairfield under the direction of Capps Memorial Chapel with Don Thornton officiating.
Mrs. Persful died Friday at her home.
She was born May 14, 1943 in Fairfield to Henry and Dorothy Faye Steward.
Mrs. Persful was a supporter of CCA. She attended and graduated from Tyler Junior College. She was an Apache Belle. She graduated from North Texas State University in 1966.
Mrs. Persful was employed at the state school for 23 years.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Persful of Lewisville; son, Jeffry Persful of Lewisville; daughter, Paige McNamara of Farmersville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Dalton and Son Funeral Home.