Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News


November 9, 2012

Deborah Gwyn Fulgham Wolfe

Athens — Deborah Gwyn Fulgham Wolfe was born Jan. 18, 1951, in Commerce to Dr. and Mrs. Gwin Fulgham, and departed from this world Oct. 13, 2012, while in Chester County, Pennsylvania Hospice after a 3-1/2-year battle with ovarian cancer. 

She graduated from Duncanville High School in 1969, where she and her teammates were part of a long winning tradition of the Duncanville Pantherette’s basketball team.  Additionally she graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Texas University with a degree in Elementary Education.  She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.  She taught school for a year, but decided that teaching was not for her, so her adventurous spirit led her to travel and flight.  She was a flight attendant for 30-plus years.

Deborah had a passion for gardening, was famous for her chocolate chip cookies and fried chicken, had a wit and sense of humor that could match the best, and had a deep love for her family and friends.  This love was returned by all to this extraordinary lady.

She met and married Robert Wolfe from Chadds Ford, Pa.  She was preceded in death by her brother Stephen Fulgham and is survived by her husband, Robert Wolfe;  son, Lindsay Wolfe; and daughter, Callie Wolfe;  parents, Dr. and Mrs. Gwin Fulgham of Malakoff;  sister, Donna Fulgham (Rodney) of Little Rock, Ark.;  brother, Stanley Fulgham (Carol)  of Fort Worth;  brother, Kevin Fulgham (Margaret) of Athens; sister-in-law, Linda Fulgham of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews who affectionately called her “Auntie Adorable.” 

Also, she left behind lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.  Her wit, humor, and affection will be missed forever.  A memorial service will be held on Nov. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Alders Gate Fellowship Hall, 403 S. Main St., Duncanville, Texas.  Please join us in celebrating Deborah’s life.

Donations can be made in Deborah’s name to either the Neighborhood Hospice, 400 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380, or to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), 2501 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 435, Dallas, TX  75219.  In order for Hospice or the NOCC to notify the family of your thoughtful donation, please include the address of Dr. and Mrs. G.M. Fulgham,  Box 2110, Malakoff, TX  75148.

Text Only
  • OBIT adamsjoyce.jpg Joyce Sessions Adams

    ATHENS-Services for Joyce Sessions Adams, 80 of Athens are scheduled for 2:00 P M Friday at Lake Athens Baptist Church with Rev. John Green officiating.
    Private burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Floy Dorsett Gannon

    Athens -Recitation of the Rosary for Floy Dorsett Gannon, 91 of Athens is scheduled for 6:00 P.M. Thursday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday at St. Edward’s Catholic Church with Rev. Pancras Savarimuthu, Celebrant.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Whittenburg.jpg 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.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Spurgeon.jpg 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.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Vaughn, Eula- photo.jpg 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.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif George Paul Shannon

    Bradford, TX  - A Memorial Service is being planned for a later date for George Paul Shannon, 76, of Bradford.  He passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home in Bradford.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT smithjames.jpg Dr. James W. Smith

    ATHENS-Dr. James W. Smith passed away at his home in Athens July 13, 2014 after a short illness.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25 Victoria.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • obit arthur.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Reeve.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Biz Marquee
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii