Trinidad – Funeral services for Jerry Glen Cotton, 76 of Trinidad, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Malakoff with Bro. Dale Norris and Bro. Jack Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Malakoff City Cemetery with Masonic and Military Grave Rites.
Jerry passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 in Athens, Texas.
He was born November 5, 1936 in Gallatin, Texas to Willie Raymond and Monnie Davis Cotton. He graduated from Gallatin HS where he received a basketball scholarship to Lon Morris College in Jacksonville. He completed his education and graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor’s Degree. He also served in the US Army. Jerry moved to this area from Emory, Texas in 1977 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff and the Mineola Masonic Lodge #502. He was married to Jewell Lee Maness for 50 years. Jerry retired from coaching and teaching in the Malakoff ISD for over 25 years where coaching and teaching was his life. He was very passionate about developing the lives of his students and players and he touched the lives of his coworkers as well. After retirement he enjoyed the outdoors with his grandchildren. Jerry will be greatly missed by all those he knew and loved.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Ralph Cotton.
He is survived by his wife Jewell Lee Cotton of Trinidad; sons David Cotton of Humble; and Jerry Paul Cotton and wife Alexis of Magnolia; one daughter Jana Kay Thompson and husband Chuck “Roscoe” of Duncan, OK; one brother Larry N. Cotton of Gallatin, TX; one sister, Patti Hewett of Pasadena; six grandchildren: Ashley Wisley and husband Kyle, Cameron Wade, Sophia Skye Cotton, Michael Starr Cotton, Mackenzee Thompson, Nathanuel Thompson; and one great-grandson, Hunter James Wisley.
Pallbearers will be John Mayse, Randy Pool, Tim Landrum, John Wills, Larry Scoggins, DeArtis Nickerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Wade, Kyle Summerhill, Scott Clendening, Carey Peach, John Costlow, Lee Hobbs, Jim Farrell, and Tracy Edwards.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, January 17, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Cedar Lake Nursing Service.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.
James A. Glover
Athens- Funeral services for James A. Glover 65, Athens have been scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Erick Graham officiating.
Athens – Graveside Services for Celeste Welch, 95, of Athens, formerly of Tyler, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Noonday Cemetery in Noonday, with the Rev. Tom Bragdon officiating.
Robert James ‘Bob’ Grand-Lienard, Jr.
Robert James “Bob” Grand-Lienard, Jr., 83, of Murchison, passed away May 19, 2013. He was born March 9, 1930 in Boston, Mass., to Dr. Robert James Sr., and Edna (May) Grand-Lienard.
Frances S. Wilcox
Athens – Graveside Services for Frances Wilcox, 77, of Brownsboro are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Carroll Springs Cemetery near Athens, with the Rev. Terry Thomison officiating.
Mrs. Wilcox went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Chandler.
Linda J. Jones
February 11, 1945 – May 20, 2013
Linda J. Jones, 68, of Hewitt, Texas, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Malakoff Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Marshall officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Boulevard, Waco.
Wilma Cunningham Reaves
Wilma Cunningham Reaves of Mena, Ark. passed away on May 8 at Mena Regional Hospital after a short illness. She was 94 years-old. Wilma was born on May 13, 1918 in Macon County, Mo. to Paul and Bertha Cunningham.
Velma Kensey Keeton
Services for Velma Keeton, 94, Mesquite, formerly of Athens are scheduled for 12 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev.
Lonnie K. Allen
Memorial services for Lonnie K. Allen, 69, Malakoff, are scheduled for 10 am, Thursday, May 23 at Malakoff Cemetery with Lynette Soloman officiating.
Glenda Sue Crowell
Services for Glenda Sue Crowell, 61, of Athens, are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday May 18, 2013 at Eubank Chapel with the Rev. Don Rogers officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.
Mary Elizabeth Carter
Services for Mary Elizabeth Carter of Mabank will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Dan Carter and Bob Patterson officiating. Interment to follow the service at Chinquapin Cemetery.
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