Nov. 10, 1941 Aug. 18, 2013
Mary Frank Gaston of Bryan died after fighting illness over the last three years, most recently ovarian cancer. She will be buried in a private ceremony in Smith Cemetery near Athens in Henderson County.
She was born in Athens, attended public schools, completed high school in 1959 and received her undergraduate degree three years later from East Texas State College in Commerce. Her career was being a wonderful mother and wife, as well as a prolific writer about antique porcelain and decorative arts. She published 24 books and several magazine and newspaper articles.
She is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Jerry Gaston of Bryan, their son, Jeremy Gaston of Houston, her granddaughters, Jordan Gaston and Reagan Billingsley of Santa Fe. She is also survived by her wonderful Ballow and Ingram family cousins.
Mary Frank was the daughter of Frank and Vera Ingram Ballow, who preceded her in death and are buried in Smith Cemetery.
The family requests that any memorials be made to charities for children.
You may leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com
Nov. 10, 1941 Aug. 18, 2013
Suzanne Pruitt, 72, of Baytown was born August 24, 1941 in Mabank, TX and passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at home.
Willard C. Wood Jr.
Willard C. Wood Jr. age 73 passed away on March 5 in Italy, TX.
Willard was born in Laredo, AR on August 8, 1940 to Willard C. Wood Sr. and Bernice Snow Wood.
Barbara Hiler Garrison
Services for Barbara Hiler Garrison of Kerens are scheduled for 1: p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Kerens. Visitation will be at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in Corsicana.
Barbara passed away March 9, 2014 in Corsicana.
Frederick Brink Ware
Colonel Frederick Brink Ware was born at Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 28, 1931, He completed high school in Dallas in 1949.
Royce Larry Norris, Sr.
Larry, 75, passed away March 3 in Tyler after a long fight with cancer.
He was born November 2, 1938 in Athens, to William Roy and Johnnie Gillium Norris.
Brownsboro – Funeral services for James Croft, 42, of Brownsboro, Texas are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, Texas with Bro. Jonathan Lilley officiating. Interment will follow at Jennings Mountain Cemetery in Brownsboro, Texas.
Athens – Funeral services for Mattie Mullinax, 77, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, Texas with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at Patterson Cemetery near Cross Roads, Texas.
Lawanda Jean Austin
Services for Lawanda Jean Austin, 81, of Richardson, Texas, are scheduled for 11:00 am Friday March 7, 2014 at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.
MURCHISON-Services for Pam Ballow, 62 of Murchison are scheduled for 2:00 P M Thursday at First Baptist Church in Murchison with Bro. Curtis Chandler officiating.
Athens – Funeral services for Jerry Davis, 70, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, Texas with Bro. Gene Bishop officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later time.
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