Retired MSG Thomas L. Rains passed away peacefully at his home in Athens with his loving family around him on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was born in Mesquite, Texas on July 11, 1943. He was a direct descendant of the original family of Rains County. He served his country as a second generation in the Army for 20 years. He met his wife, Linda, of 44 years in 1968. He became a third degree Mason in Leghorn, Italy. After retiring from the Army he worked for the National Archives Center in Washington, D.C. for 10 years until moving to Athens, Texas to stay. He then worked for Vartec Telecom in Dallas for another 10 years. He is survived by his wife Linda, his daughter and son-in-law Gail Marie and Troy Mouser of Athens, his sons Michael and Katka Rains of San Antonio, and James and Tabitha Rains of Rusk. His sister Sheran Dixon of Quinlan, brothers Ronnie and Joyce Rains of Allen, Richard and Linda Rains of Mesquite, his Uncle David and Aunt Irene Graham of Mesquite, his four grandchildren; Madelaine, Nicholas, Eileen, and Christina, two great grandchildren; Richard and Gregory, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Louis E. Rains of Arkansas, his mother Lucille Rains of Mesquite, and grandparents Dewey and Carma Graham of Mesquite. On October 25, 2012, at 2:00 pm, there will be a graveside service at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX . The family wishes that in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Thomas’ name to MD Anderson www.mdanderson.org. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to 8025 CR 3715, Athens, TX 75752.
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.
Danny John Stowell, Jr.
Danny John Stowell, Jr. (DJ) of Winfield, Kans. passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 near Newkirk, Okla. He was born July 22, 1983 in Winfield, Kans. He graduated from Winfield High School in 2001, and was employed with Creekstone Farms in Arkansas City, Kans.
ATHENS-Graveside services and interment for Sue Adams, 87, Athens, are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday at Athens Cemetery with the Rev. Mary Henderson officiating. Services are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
ATHENS-Services for Charlene Stone, 73, Athens, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Donald Kyle officiating.
Burial will follow in Shelby Chapel Cemetery.
Athens – Graveside services and interment for Joyce Warren, 78, Athens, have been scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Reagan “Buck” Tanner officiating.
Athens – Funeral Services for Jean Shavor, 79, of Brownsboro are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Leagueville Baptist Church in Leagueville with the Rev. James Craver officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m., in Longview at Grace Hill Cemetery.
Phyllis Jane Graves
Phyllis Jane Graves passed away on May 7, 2013, Tuesday at about 11 a.m.
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