Fannie Jane “Janie” Richardson Crippen, 77, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Hattie Richardson; her loving husband of 57 years, Charles Crippen; two brothers and two sisters. Janie is survived by her son, John Mark Crippen and his wife, Toni; daughter, Cathy Hansen and her husband, Les; grandchildren, Amanda Stubblefield, Jonathan Hansen and fiancé, (soon to be Aunt Julie ) Julie Eberhardt, and Megan Crippen; great grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jayden and Joshua Stubblefield; and a host of other family and friends.
Janie was very skilled with her hands and grew cotton in her flowerbed and hand-made pillows for her family. She was a skilled seamstress when she was young and made many of Cathy’s clothes. Janie was a big Houston Rockets fan and never missed a chance to see a televised game. Every Christmas she made each family member their own favorite dessert. She was an animal lover and daily watched a couple of websites of hawks and bears. Janie was an avid reader and conversationalist. She was very strong in her faith and enjoyed studying her Bible; her favorite passage was Hebrews 10:7. Janie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A visitation and funeral service for Janie will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Southview Baptist Church, 23003 South Hwy 288, Rosharon, Texas 77583. The visitation will begin at 8:30 am and the funeral service will start at 10:00 am with Pastor Steve Brumbelow officiating. The interment and graveside service will be held at Davis Cemetery in Baxter, Texas at 3:30 pm. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that contributions be made in her memory to Southview Baptist Church.
Dora ‘Velma’ Whittenberg
Dora “Velma” Ward Whittenberg passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Corsicana, Texas where she had made her home with her daughter. Born and raised east of Crossroads in the Becks Chapel Community, she lived in Henderson County for 90 years.
Randall ‘Randy’ Spurgeon
MORGAN-Services for Randall Ray Spurgeon, 61 of Morgan are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in Harbor Baptist Church, 12059 SH 198 South, Gun Barrel City with Rev. George Yarger officiating.
Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Eula Bea Cox Vaughn
Graveside services for Eula Bea Cox Vaughn, 87, of Athens, are scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Shelby Cemetery with Pastor Mark Fulks officiating.
George Paul Shannon
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Dr. James W. Smith
ATHENS-Dr. James W. Smith passed away at his home in Athens July 13, 2014 after a short illness.
Victoria Ann Wyatt
Funeral services for Victoria Ann Wyatt, 4, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens. Interment will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas.
Barbara Joan Arthur
Barbara Joan Arthur, 78, of Athens, passed peacefully from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
A memorial service will be held to honor and celebrate Joan’s life, Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:30 A.M. at Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens with Julius Ray Tapley officiating.
Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williford Reeve
Services for Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williford Reeve, 90, of Eustace will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens, with Bro. Mike Dean and Jack Houghton officiating.
Graveside services and interment for Sherry Wilson, 70 of Athens is scheduled for 11:00 A M Wednesday at Shelby Chapel Cemetery with Tommy Burch and Rev. Gene Bishop officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Roy Griffin, 81, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Bro. Mike Bragdon officiating. Interment will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.
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