Athens Review, Athens, Texas


May 6, 2013

Alton Eugene Lewis

Athens — Alton Eugene Lewis, 68, of Huntsville, Ala., was received by our Lord on April 30, 2013.  Alton was born July 1, 1944 in Athens.  Alton is survived by his wife of 19 years, Emma Eckenrode-Lewis, his daughters, Stella (Christopher) Ferrell of Richardson; Deborah Lewis of Dallas; Amber (Barry) Oosterwaal of Garland; his beloved grandchildren, Austin and Jared Ferrell and Carmen and Demi Oosterwaal. 

He is also survived by his sister, Mauritta Lewis of San Antonio; his brother, William (Barbara) Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz.; his sister, Linda (Mark) Cooper, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his brother, Gary (Jill Stern) Lewis of Rahway, N.J. and sister-in-law, Sue Lewis of Fayetteville, Ark. and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton B. and Alcie Mae Lewis, his sister, Sandra Thurston and his brother, John Lewis. 

Alton was a graduate of the University of Texas – Arlington and was employed by DRS Electronics for 38 years.  Alton was active in the Huntsville community, volunteering his time freely to all who needed a helping hand.  He loved doing historical interpretation, and was known as a stickler for accuracy.  Alton was known for his sense of humor, as well as his compassion and charity by all who knew him.  Friends may call at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 E. Broad St. on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10  a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel, 6440 S. High St.  Burial St. Joseph Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Russell Hill Cancer Foundation, 3601 CCI Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805. 

Visit to offer condolences. 

Text Only
  • 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

  • 7-22 obit Wilson.JPG Sherry Wilson

    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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit Griffin, Roy.jpg Roy Griffin

    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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Arlan “A.C.” Morman

    Funeral Services for Arlan “A.C.” Morman, 76, of Athens are scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.  Interment will follow at Athens Cemetery.   

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judy Newman.jpg Judy Farmer Newman

    Judyth Dan Farmer Newman, 75, of De Berry, TX, formerly of Malakoff, passed away Thursday night, July 17, 2014, as a result of a lengthy illness.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Cross Roads, TX, with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby Fields

    Ruby Fields of Mabank, Texas passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on July 20, 2014 at West Place Nursing Facility in Athens, Texas.

    July 22, 2014 1 Story

Biz Marquee
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp