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.
Hugh A. Finley
ATHENS-Funeral services for Hugh A. Finley, 80, of Athens, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday at Eastern Hills Church of Christ with Mr. David Mahan officiating.
Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. in Danville Cemetery, Kilgore.
George Melvin Bonner
Funeral services for George Melvin Bonner, 78, passed away Nov. 27, 2013, in Athens. He was born on June 8, 1935, in Troup to William and Ethel (Calicutt) Bonner.
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Bryan ‘Galen’ Brantly
MALAKOFF-Funeral services for Bryan “Galen” Brantly, 61, Malakoff, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Chaplains Dalvin Hampton and Donald Kyle officiating.
Ernest Cornett, Jr.
MURCHISON- Funeral services for Ernest Cornett, Jr., 92, Murchison are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary McSpadden and the Rev. Mike Littlefield officiating.
Athens- Funeral services for Deborah Burton, 66, Athens have been scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday at Eastern Hills Church of Christ with Dan Rogers officiating.
Burial will follow at Payne Cemetery.
Betty Lawson Godwin
ATHENS-Services for Betty Lawson Godwin, 81, Athens, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Shelby Chapel Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Bill Slayton officiating.
Leonard Bruce Odom
Athens - Funeral Services for Bruce Odom, 71, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 30, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church in Athens, Texas with Pastor Fred Rogers officiating.
Mary Jean Brown
ATHENS-Private graveside services and interment for Mary Jean Brown, 88, Athens were held 2 p.m., Monday at the Pavilion of Shelby Chapel Cemetery with Dr. Kyle Henderson officiating. Services were under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Mary Grace Hiser
Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Grace Hiser, 73, of Henderson will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in the chapel of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Benjamin Graves and the Rev. Bill Kuykendall officiating, under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.
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