Athens Review, Athens, Texas

May 24, 2007

Obituaries, May 24, 2007


Coach John Hayton

Graveside services for Coach John Hayton, 86, of Athens and Malakoff will be 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Malakoff Cemetery with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating.

Burial will be in Malakoff Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.

Mr. Hayton died Monday, May 21 in Athens. He was born May 31, 1921, in Amarillo, to the late William E. and Bonnie Howell Hayton.

He moved here from Lueders, Texas, in 1976. Coach Hayton was a school teacher and the basketball coach for Malakoff for 10 years. He was also ham radio operator #N5LMU, and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a ham radio operator for emergencies for the armed service. He was a flagman on ships during WWII for the U.S. Navy. He served his country for six years during WWII with an Honorable Discharge.

Mr. Hayton was a member of First Baptist Church of Malakoff.

He had no children but all the students were like his own and he gave them all his love and attention.

His brother and his sister both preceded him in death

He is survived by his very special friends L.R. and Lee Cliver of Cross Roads. He leaves behind a host of friends.

There will also be a service by the Masons.



James Allen Elder III

Graveside services for James Allen Elder III are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2007, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Cooper Funeral Home of Athens. He passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at his residence.

Mr. Elder was born in Austin in 1949, and was raised in Fort Worth, graduating from R.L. Paschal in 1968. He attended Ranger Jr. College on a football scholarship before serving in the U.S. Army. He spent most of his life in the car sales business and developed training films for Chevrolet. He was a master mason and a volunteer of the East Texas chapter of the Elk Foundation. He was most proud of his sons, Jake and Chuck and granddaughter Skye. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lt. Col. James Allen Elder II and Captain Mary Kay Elder.

Survivors include sons, James Allen Elder IV and wife Charlie, Charles Hayden Elder; granddaughter, Skye; brothers, Thomas Earl Elder and wife Tammy, Hayden Elder and wife Suzanne; sister Pandora E. Webb; and many nieces and nephews.



Floyd Reagan Schultz

Services for Floyd Reagan Schultz, 82, of Trinidad will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas. Arrangements are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.

Father Anthony McLaughlin will officiate.

Mr. Schultz died Monday, May 21, 2007, at East Texas Medical Center. He was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Palestine to the late Williams Easterwood and Ida Mizell Schultz.

He was a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and worked as an airplane mechanic. He enjoyed gardening and built his own house at the ages of 79-81. He was an avid treasure hunter and enjoyed working on airplanes and attending air shows. He also loved animals.

Mr. Schultz was preceded in death by Steven Chunn in 1976. He is survived by his sons, Wayman Chunn of Houston, Lonnie Chunn of New Braunfels, Philip Chunn of Bonham and John C. Chunn of Tarpley; daughter, Teresa Welsh of Plano; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Ashley Chunn, Reagan Chunn, Adam Chunn, Hyung Kim, Thomas Loupe and Sam Hartstock.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.



Chloe Dean Adair Graves

Graveside services for Chloe Dean Adair Graves, 72, of Palestine will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Hopewell Cemetery in Brushy Creek with the Rev. Terry Don Adair officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mrs. Graves died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at her residence after a battle with cancer. She was born May 5, 1935, in Brownsboro to L.W. and Opal Nichols Adair. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Graves was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lenvol L. (Pete) Graves; sister, Ann Wilson; and brother W.E. (Billy) Adair.

Survivors include her children, Herbert Shugart of Palestine, Patricia and Ricky Garza of Athens; Michael and Deborah Bacon of Connecticut and Keith and Beth Graves of Palestine; nine grandchildren and their spouses; 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers and five sisters.

Pallbearers will be members of the Elmwood Volunteer Fire Department and honorary pallbearers will be members of the Palestine Regional Medical Center EMS.