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June 21, 2006

Obituaries, Published June 21, 2006

Alan Farmin Hoglin

Alan Farmin Hoglin, 78, of Mabank, died Monday, June 19, 2006, in Mabank. No services are scheduled.

Mr. Hoglin was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Dearborn, Mich.



Dr. Jerry F. Dawson

Dr. Jerry F. Dawson, former President of East Texas Baptist University, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2006, after a long battle with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Dr. Dawson was born in Borger to Frank and Nell Lena Gibson Dawson on December 28, 1933. He graduated from Borger High School in 1952 and surrendered his life to the Christian ministry while a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Borger. He married his high school sweetheart, Margie Jo Clements, in 1952 and they have celebrated their life in ministry together for nearly 54 years.

Dr. Dawson earned his BA degree with special distinction from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., in 1956. His education continued as he earned his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Modern European History at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Dawson also received honorary doctoral degrees from both the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Dallas Baptist University, where he served as interim Chief Executive Officer from 1987-1988.

During a preaching and pastoral ministry of fifty years, Dr. Dawson pastored churches in both Mississippi and Texas and served as the interim pastor of 80 churches in Texas between the years 1960 and 2000, including the International Baptist Church of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1988. Dr. Dawson was a member of the Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Ft. Worth.

Dr. Dawson’s career in education spanned four decades beginning in 1961 at Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, where he was head of the History Department. In 1968 he joined the faculty of Texas A&M; University, and in 1971 became Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of History at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. From 1976 until 1985, Dr. Dawson served as president of East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. From 1985 until his retirement in 1997, he was the Director of the Christian Education Coordinating Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. His family is proud of his many accomplishments and publications, including Elmer and The Peas and Other Dawsonisms and Pray Without Kidding.

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  • OBIT greeneddiephoto.jpg Eddie Green

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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