Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News


April 25, 2013

Olive Jo West Edwards

Athens — Born in Ben Wheeler on Aug. 2, 1927, Olive Jo West Edwards died peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 11 p.m. at Mystic Park Healthcare Center in San Antonio.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace Elton and Julia Bernice Austin West; her beloved husband, Francis Brooks Edwards; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Quania Mildred West Dykes and Winston Dykes, and Minnie Ruth West McBroom and Reece McBroom; one brother and sister-in-law, Jack Elton West and Betty West; and three nephews, Jackie Ray West and infant twins David and Douglas West.

She is survived by her two children and their spouses,  Vanda Edwards-Jones and Jack Jones of San Antonio; and Greg and Angie Edwards of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandsons and their families,  Spencer and Jennifer Edwards and Maxwell Edwards of The Woodlands, and Warren and Paige Edwards and Hutson Edwards of Humble; She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law Charles and Juanita West of Richardson and Jerry and Evelyn Jo West of Athens; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn West of Athens; plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

After graduating from Brownsboro High School in 1944, she attended Tyler Commercial College with the sure knowledge that taking dictation and typing correspondence were preferable to chopping cotton and pulling tomatoes.  Her career as a secretary led her to Southwestern Bell, Shell Oil Co., Texas City Refining Co., and the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

During her adult married life, she was an active member of Baptist churches in LaMarque, Texas City and Daingerfield and Baton Rouge, La.  She taught adult Sunday School, and served as church clerk for many years.  She was also an active member of the Sand Dollar Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) in Galveston, including a term as President.

Services will be held at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton  on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Family and friends will gather in the Chapel beginning at 10:45 a.m., and the funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial is immediately following in the adjacent Haven of Memories cemetery.  Funeral and graveside services will be conducted by Dr. Eric Holleyman, Baylor University Department of Religion.

Participating in the service will be her nieces Patsy Ann Dykes Everett, Cathy Ann West Coleman, Terri Lynn McBroom Rios, and Laurie West Rayburn.  Pallbearers, attending and honorary, will be her nephews:  Kenneth (Tut) Dykes, Kelly Dykes, Jimmy Dykes, Donnie McBroom, Robbie West, Mitch West, Jeff West and Todd West; and great-nephews Brian McBroom, Steven Rios and Chase West.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Library Fund, Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815.

Text Only
  • OBIT reierson Photo.JPG Del Reierson

    ATHENS-A memorial service for Del Reierson, 87 of Athens is scheduled for 11:00 A M Saturday in First Christian Church with Rev. Lynette Solomon officiating.
    Her cremains will be interred at Post Oak Cemetery beside her late husband Charles T. “Dude” Reierson.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Rogers, JAmes.jpg James Rogers

    Athens – Funeral services for James Rogers, 90, of Athens, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens with Bro. Mike Dean officiating.  Interment will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, April 21, 2014 at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT oler jpg.jpg Royce Coleman Oler, Jr.

    Royce Coleman Oler, Jr., 85, born in Dallas, Texas,  passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 peacefully at home with family by his side. 

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif A.D. Carter, Jr.

    ATHENS-Graveside services and interment for A. D. Carter, Jr., 84 of Temecula, California are scheduled for 2:00 P M Friday at Post Oak Cemetery with Rev. Larry Fondren officiating. Services are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT edwardsesther.JPG Esther ‘Reynolds’ Edwards

    ATHENS-Services for Esther Reynolds Edwards, 95 of Athens are scheduled for 3:00 P M Monday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Dr. C. W. Bess officiating.
    Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT rogersjohn.JPG John Edwin Rogers

    ATHENS-Funeral services for John Edwin Rogers of Athens are scheduled for 1:00 P M Monday at East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, 1601 Patterson Road.
    Burial will follow in Athens Cemetery.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Carl Dorety Photo.jpg Carl Dorety

    A Masonic graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Old Kit Cemetery, Irving, with Jerry Dorety officiating, under the direction of Hilliard Funeral Home of Van. 
    Mr. Dorety passed to his heavenly home on April 11, 2014 at the age of 91 in Ben Wheeler.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Nemeth Obit Photo.JPG Brittany Nemeth

    MURCHISON-Funeral services for Brittany Nemeth, 19 of Murchison is scheduled for 11:00 AM Friday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Bro. Matt Hollensworth officiating.
    Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.
    Brittany passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Fort Worth.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michael Joseph Melton

    MALAKOFF-Services for Michael Joseph Melton, 30, Malakoff are scheduled for 2:00 P M Friday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Pastor Johnny Morgan officiating.
    Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Murchison.

    April 9, 2014

  • OBIT whitleyobitpic.JPG Jerry Dean Whitley

    ATHENS-Services for Jerry Dean Whitley, 51, Athens are scheduled for 2:00 P M Thursday at First Assembly of God Church with Bro. Ken Jones and Bro. Brian Williams officiating.
    Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
    Mr. Whitley passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 in Athens.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

Biz Marquee
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing